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BLOOSSJJCBGr "WEBHSDAT, DEC. 25, IS66.
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a. W PiTTaHeri Co- 3Trfc Row Her York
.reduly authorised to solicit aud recti f-ubscr.p-fton.
L1 .dveriuint for tha Ari Star.aub
siebed at Uloouiebarg, Columbia county, 1 a,
"What is it ?"
iThat eminent American, PrrcxiAST. Bar
&vu, has more than once startled the puhlic
by-producing for their inspection, (price 25
cents',) some creature which nature, in an ex
traordinary mood, had produced. The show
was usually worth the money ; and Barsxm
has found hia account in his vocation.
While all the world -laughs at him, he
fcaa nut. moMT in his purse. But Barn cm,
, in- procuring hia nondescript, acted decent-1
tempted by him. To the credit of the man,'
be it caidthat it" is not known that he ever
attempted to bring together white and black;
or any of the other elements of nature which
are abhorrent to each other." The dirty bu
siness of mingling foal with fair he left to
others and devoted ; himself to the task of
exhibiting to the reflecting world the results
of these horrid combinations. '
i Some of the politicians of the present day
might do well to follow the example of Bar
Ktrx. Instead of taking things as they find
them, and results as they are spontaneously
developad by the action of the peoplej they
go around searching for the strange women
of-tha political house, with all the boldness
of the confirmed debauchee, and the vim
of the youth, "who for the first time sacrifi
ces his purity to his inclination. -
It is too late in the day to' say anything
new about such men as Sumner and Stevens.
Unfortunately, their history is a part of the
history of the country ; but it is npt'too late
to warn the people, and especially the Dem
ocratic Tarty, of the foul means, and the po
litically filthy men bold bad' men occupy
ing minor positions, but positions in which
they do great harm to the Democratic Party,
the great Conservative Party of the coun
try, and thus occasion irreparable injury to
the country.' Our remarks may apply to the
fUhy Democrats ? who surround the office
of the Columlicn, of this place. This mon
grel sheet, professing to have no politics of
its own, would be well enough in its way. It
was-Started under the auspices oi tne Jamp-
posi ana nailer men, anu enouia, as iar as
wa are concerned, have been allowed to pur
sue its course uninterruptedly ; but that men
professing to be Democrats should suddenly
fall in iove with it, and with the men who
furround it, is intolerable as well as unac
countable. " ,
Talk about conservatism, and conservative
papers, and conservative parties I Why,
Xjeniocrats, rwhere are you? In all plain
ness we ask, ha3 not our party alwavs baen
the conservative party of the nation ? Have
weerer before found it necessary to Low
down and worship strange gods? Has a
departure from our party organization or
our principles ever been necessary or profit
- "What is it," this new party that is at
tempted to be erected in the wilderness of
our adversity ? We will tell our readers what
it is. It is a golden calf ; and all would-be-rhoddy
bow down and worship it A few
unclean Democrats, such as surround the Co
lumbian, are amongst the number ; but for
tunately these are mostly office-holders and
office-hunters, and not of the rank and file.
-The political brothel, supported by shoddy
ites, CoTumtianitef, and such like, does not
contain many prostitutes from the Democra
tic ranks., r i
We have only to say once more, Demo
crats,. true to yourselves and thus be true
to your country. Suffer not the blandish
ments of new party men to allure you from
the path, which has always lsd you to suc
cess, and the country : to ' prosperity. We
speak earnestly, because we believe the oc
casion requires it.
'13 Let it be remembered that it is not
for want of votes that the Democracy of the
North have so : meagre a representation in
Congress, It is owing to the gerry-mander-ing
of the Congressional districts by the
Mongrels. If the people of the North were
represented according to the vote, there
would be about 80 Democrats and about 100
Mongrels in the next Congress ;'and if the
Union was represented, the Democrats would
have a majority. , The DisunionLsts only hold
power by usurpation and treason to the gov
ernment I They are playing the old tricks
of tyrants and usurpers, and must receive
from the hard fisted sons of freedom the ty
rant's warning! ; .The minority must not and
cannot long tyranize over the Constitution
and the great majority of the people 1
Congress has adjourned till the 3d
of January. u The country would rejoice to
find a better spirit ; among the members of
that august body on their re-assembling.
Their course so-far this session can be look
ed upon as nothing more nor less than revo
lutionary. .Their; legislation has been entire
ly against the peace and harmony of the
country.:'-When will the people learn wis
dom, and select other and better men than
foob nd fanatics, to make our laws ? We
fear it will be when k is too late. Viewing
things' as we find them, we may as well pre
pare for the worst, as there are no hopes for
any good to come out of the deliberations of
the present Rump Congress. :
tZJT Tbad. Stevens says lie never believed
that Jefferson Davis couil be tried for trea
son, and he - does not believe he was guilty
of treason'IIis offence," says Thad, "was
that of.n belligerent, not of a traitor." The
object of tbe "great commoner, n. in taking
this position, is to secure a recognition of his
territorial scheme. : He' wants to let Davis
escape, under' his theory that secession was"
successfully completed and .the Union dis
Fclved, in order to increase the strength of
The North Carolina "Recon
struction Movement, ? "
; A few Radicals in North Carolina have fi
nally prepared a plan fyra State government
. to suit their purposes, and it has been pre
sented to the House by Mr. Stevens. The
plan proposes a convention of 'loyal citizens
of the district formerly composing the State
of .North Carolina," to assemble at Raleigh,
for the purpose of initiating this government
al movement." In the election of delegates
in that convention all male resident "citizens'
of the State of the age of twenty-one years
shall be allowed to Tote, without distiction of
race or color, who can read or write, or may
own in fea real estate of the assessed value
of one hundred dollars or more, provided
they can take the following oath or ainnna-
tion : , T "
I do solemnly swear on the Holy Evan
gelist of the Almighty God (or affirm as the
case may be) that on the 4th day of March,
1863, and at all times thereafter, I would
willingly have complied with the require
ments of the proclamation of the President
of the United States, issued on the 8th day
of December, 1S03, had a safe opportunity
of doing so been offered to me. That on the
said 4th day of March, 1864, and at all time
thereafter, I was opposed to the continuance
of the rebellion and to the" establishment of
the so-called Confederate government, and
voluntarily gave no aid or encouragement
thereto, but earnestly desired the success
of the Union, and the suppression of all
armed resistance to the government of the
United States, and that I will heuceforth
faithfully support . the Constitution of the
United States and the Union of the States
thereunder. ' '
The elections are to be conducted by offi
cers appointed by the. United States Mar
shal for "the District of North Carolina,"
and any person thus appointed is to be pun
ished with fine and imprisonment if ho ne
glects op refuses to act. The bill also pro
vides that the present State government of
North Carolina shall cease so soon as Con
gress shall recognize the new organization,
and that it shall be the duty of the President
of the United States so to dispose and employ
the military and naval forces of the United
States, from time to time, and in such
places, as to enforce the prompt and efficient
execution of the provisions of this act, and
to preserve peace, order, and obedience to
the laws of the United States in the said
district formerly comprising the State of
These are the main provisions of a bill
intended to 'destroy a sovereign State of this
Union, and erect upon its ruins an organi
zation to further the interested" purposes of
a sectional political party. The State of
North Carolina has at this time a State gov
ernment as legal, constitutional, and legiti
mate as that enjoyed by the people of Penn
sylvania. When North Carolina commenced
reotoring the State to its full and proper
constitutional relations with the Federal
Government, she laid the foundations deep
and permanent. Her people distinctly re
pudiated and abandoned the right of seces
sion, the language of the Convention being
that the ordinance of secession "is now" aud
at all time? "Lath been null and void."
Mr. Lincoln, in his letter to Mr. Stanley,
spoke of the State of North Corolina as a
"State," and expressed a desire to see her
represented in Cocsress at an earl date.
Since that time the Constitution of the State
has been remodelled, members of the Sen
ate and House of Representatives have been
elected ; a Governor chosen and installed ;
Courts opened,, and all the machinery of a
State government put in full and compete
operation. The people of North Carolina,
the depositories of all power in a republican
form of government, having thus indicated
their desire to continue as a State of the
Union, under the Constitution and the laws
passed in obedience to that instrument, their
decision is final. It can only be nullified and
madeinoperativeby usurped power, support
ed by force.
One feature in this revolutionary move
ment in North Carolina is deserving of no
tice. The few men in that State acting as
the tools of Sumner and Stevens in the new
State plot, do not pretend that any of their
rights have been interfered with. They do
not allege that the majority of the people
are deprived of power by an usurping mi
nority, as is the case in the nation at this
time. They nowhere declare that the bal
lot has been taken out of their possession,
or that the ballot box has been closed against
them. None of these things are alleged.
On the contrary an acknowledged minority
of the people of a State petition Congress
to break up a State organization, and so re
orgnize it as to place the few .in power and
keep them there. More than this, the sain?
minority ask Congress to fix, change and
determine the depositories of political pow
er in a State ; "to load the elective franchise
with oaths intended, not to consolidate the
Uuion of the States under the Constitution,
but to bind the majority as captives to a sec
tional organization, and this tho Radicals
propose to do by the bill offered in the House
by Mr. Stevens.
r - 1
E3- " The excellencies of 'The Bride of
Llewellyn' are many and great. We regard
it as one of, if not the best, on the whole, of
Mrs. Southworth'a productions. For the
brilliancy and point of her conversations,
the ease and spirit of her narrative,-the
splendid and graphic character of her de
scriptions of natural scenery, and the gen
eral power and originality of her conceptions,
she occupies a front rank among American
writers of fiction. The moral is an excellent
one calculated to do good to all its readers.
Tbe Etdry is intensely interesting ; and
abounds in all the excellencies of its author's
vivid and picturesque genius. Mrs. South
worth's characters are nofetnerely names,but
existences ; they live and move before us,
each acting in accordance with their peculiar
nature. It will no doubt prove to be the
m ost popular work yet written by 3Irs. South
worth, and will undoubtedly command a very
largs sale." We commend it to all oar read
ers. It is . published by T. B. Peterson &
Brothers, 306 Chestnut Street,PLlladelphia.
Price $1.60 in paper, or $2.00 in cloth." .
" Wendell Phillips Fays" that h'e: is "wed
ded to' principle. """He must be much such
a husband as" Brighani Young, who, ' it "is
Hon. C. L. Vallandigham.
The following extract we" tike from a
speech delivered by Mn Vallandigham
during, the late cempaign in Ohio. "Who
can read it without saying it contains the
words of truth and soberness? Read it :
I have said to you, fellow-citizens, that I
could not speak the language or sentiments
or maintain the doctrines of the Democratic
Party without defending the Constitution
and advocating the Union, and hence I am
the firm, earnest and determined supporter
still, as from the time it was finally declared
about one year ago, of the policy of the
President. I go no further batk. , .1 do not
now assume to discuss the question whether
in the beginning that policy was properly
proclaimed. 1 have an earnest and decided
opinion about it. As elsewhere I have said,
and believe, it would have been far wiser and
better every way, for the whole country and
infinitely better, especially for the peace of
the country, now and hereafter, had the
President approved of the terms agreed
upon between Generals Shennan and John
son, th North Carolina in April 1805. But
the explanation is satisfactory, at least
to myself. The President had but for a few
days been in the office of the Chief Magis
trate. He was surrounded by men of whom
ho was almost, even personally ignorant
men who had he dared to place hMmself in
their pathway, as since, thank God, he has
had the courage to do, might have disposed
of him as summarily as they did the body
of Booth. For this reason I think we oueht
not to quarrel with him for this mistake
and a mistake I think it to have been, for
had those terms lcen accepted they would
have accomplished what General Sherman
declared in his order to the army accompa
nying the announcement made peace in
four and twenty hours with Union from the
Potomac to the Rio Grande. They were
terms of immediate restoration of the Union.
They required only what the Crittenden
resolution demanded the surrender of the
Southern armies, the laying down of their
arms, submission to the Constitution, and
obedience to the laws and the Federal au
thority, and with that the return, also to the
exercise or all rights under the Constitution.
And this was statesmanship high, noble
statesmanship; and more than that, the
highest and noblest patriotism.
1 have said that the President has now a
policy which every Democrat endorses. It
is our duty to support him earnestly and cor
dially in carrying out that policy the policy
of immediate restoration to full Federal re
lations of all the States, so that we shall
have a Union, not of six and twenty, but of
thirty-six States. Now it so happens that
the very issue of to-night was the issue six
years ago. When last I addressed you from
this very spot; in 1SG0, what was the ques
tion? Mr. Lincoln expressed it in his inau
gural "the terras of intercourse between
the North and the South." It differs now
only in far as the status of the question
has been changed by the long and bloody
civil war which has intervened. We then
debated in public assemblages upon what
terms of intercourse the North and South
should live together. At that time the ex
treme men of the South wero claiming that
they could not remain in the same Union
with the North and West, unless they had
guarantees to protect them in the enjoyment
of their slave property over and above what
tbe old Constitution had given them ; and
now after this long period of bloody snd
devastating warfare, what h the question?
"The terms of intercourse still," and a party
of extreme men here in the North, con
trolled by Congress, are claiming that they
cannot live with the people of the South
lest one ofthse days they rise up and con
quer the North.
J Tear Lincoln in his inaugural :
"Suppose you go to war. You cannot
fight always ; and when after much loss on
both sides and no gain on either, you cease
fighting, the identical old questions as to
terms of intercourse are again upon you."
Now, 1 heard that. I remember that
especial sentence. Standing in the eastern
portion of the Capitol, under that magnifi
cent statue of Christopher Coluniblus chis
eled out of solid marble, unhippiv not by
an American, but an Italian artist, i listened
to thoe words, as they fell from his liis.
and they but conSrmeJ me in the course of
public conduct which I had prescribed for
myself beea use it was the profound and
solemn conviction of mv inmost sonl ht if
the war could settle nothinc, if at the end of
the fcgbt, the identical old questions were
to remain for adjustment, then reason, and
religion, and humanity, and every material,
moral and political interest of the country,
required that they should be adjusted with
out war at all.
The Democracy of the whole country in
1S61 and 1862 cndorsd Vallaxihgiiam
and Be.j.s?.iin- (not Fernando) Wood ;
and to-day, they stand in the front ranks of
the Democratic party in their respective dis
tricts. The position taken and advocated
by these men during the war was the correct
one, and events show that had the Demo
cratic party continued to present a bold
and fearless font, met the issues squarely,
and exhibited no timidity, the country and
the party would bo'h be at present a thou
sand times better situated.
OCR Scitoolday VISITOR. The January
number of this young people's periodical
has been received. This Magazine I ids f;r
to become one of the most elegant, enter
taining, and elevating periodicals published.
It contains thirty-two large octavo, double
column pages, handsomely illustrated with
new attractive designs, and has aa amy of
contributors of which the publishers may
well be proud, among whom are Mrs. C. II.
Gildersleeve, Alice Carey, Rev. John Todd,
Emily Huntington Miller, James Barron
Hope, Luella Clark, "Virginia F. Townsend,
Nellia Eystcr, Sophie May, Edward Eggle
The following are the list of contents Tot
January: White Stockings and Red, A New
Year's Story, of a hundred years ago with
illustration ; A Stranger in School ; Ento
mology, two illustrations; Filling theStock
ings ; Killed with Kindncs?, A School Dia
logue ; What does it cost? The Adverse
Queue ; Home from School ; The School
master's Stories, with illustration ; The Cow
Boy ; The Fish Convention, with illustration ;
The Wishing Family The Marble Group ;
Our Little Folkr, with two illustrations; What
I did with it ; The Rat and the File ; "Our
Stairway. 'L, Comprising exercises in sci
ences Enigmas, Puzzles, Rebuses, fcc, &c,
and a charming piece of music entitled
"Happy be the year to thee."
We know of no 3Iagazinc which we would
recommend to our young people, parents or
teachers, before Our Schoolday Visitor.
The Music in this number, is worth more
than one-fourth of the subscription price for
the whole year. Sample numbers f urnished
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fo'rcaa ware prerrv generally eb-
Some of our Abolition exchanges are go
ing almost into hysterics over the fact that
a nigger in Ann Arundel County, Maryland,
who was convicted of highway robbery, has
been sentenced to be sold for the period of
six months, in accordance with the laws of
that State. These poor, whimpering, whin
ing, wench-hugging traitors can Bed an out
rage in a sentence on a nigger, that would in
their estimation, be a just award were the
Criminal a white man. Here in the North,
White men can be bought and sold like cat
tle traded and bartered about, like so many
beasts not on account of crimes not be
cause they have violated law not because
they have committed murder burned
houses-outraged women or robbed men
LutLccause thei are poor ; because poverty
has made them public charges paupers, to
be cared for and fed at public expense ; and
these long-faced, hypocritical abolition saints,
into whose eyes tears, as large as hickory
nuts, will gather, over the mere mention of
a nigger's name, can see nothing wrong in
it. Massachusetts and all New England
can sell their paupers every twelve months
Jo sell tlwm to the Lest lidJer and we hear
not a word from these pretended humani
tarians. These paupers are white men
poor men, aud Massachusetts and New Eng
land are in the North is the reason. Did
Maryland dare to sell her hlacJc paupers by
the year, it would be sufficient cause for the
inauguration of another war the raising up
of another Abraham Lincoln and the publi
cation of another emancipation proclamation.
Such is the difference between what North
era puritans will do themselves and what
they will allow others to do. Will the
masses of the people never get their eyes
open to the miserable fanaticism that coa
trols the party now trampling upon the
rights of the people of one-half our coun
try? Will they never sec that sectional
hatred is the underlying principle of aboli
tionism ? 'Democratic Watchman.
The Ledger for 1S6T. .1 Story ly
Henry Ward Beecltcr. It has been, our
custom, as our readers are aware, to engage,
as contributors to the Ledger, some of the
most distinguished persons in the literary
world, not only in this country, but also in
Europe.. As a proof of this we have only to
refer to Edward Everett, Charles Dickens,
George Bancroft, Henry Ward Beech?-, and
others, who, it is well known; have been
writers for the Ledger. A feature of the
coming year will be a story by Henry Ward
Beecher, written expressly for tho Ledgtr,
which will extend through several months.
In addition to this ncsj feature, we shall con
tinue to give the usual quantity of matter
from our old and unrivalled corps of contrib
utors. The Ledger, however, as we stated on a
former occasion, is its own best advertise
ment and prospectus. The mere fact that
we are printing over one hundred thousand
copies more than any other weekly or any
daily paper in the country, is pretty good
evidence that the Ledger is a popular paper.
Its great success,- as wc have repeatedly an
nounced, is owing to the fact that we spare
no cxense in getting up the best family
paper a paper of high moral tone. The
exalted reputation of its contributors, the
practical and invariably pure and healthy
character of all its articles, the care which U
taken that not even one offensive word shall
appear in its columns, and the superiority of
its Tales and Sketches, have gained for the
yew York Ledger a position that no literary
paper has ever reached.
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For the Democrat and Star.
Greenwood, Dec. 20th, 1866.
Messes. Editors : Thinking that a com
munication from this place might prdve in
teresting to your numerous readers, and in
asmuch as they are solicited from all quarters,
I have concluded to give you an occasional
letter from this section.
There is but little in the way of news trans
piring at this time of the year, the farmers
having gathered their crops, have now noth
ing to do but sit around the fire, and under
its genial influence read the country papers
and cogitate in regard to the future The
present Congress now attracts the attention,
although but little is to be anticipated from
that body that will eventuate in the good of
the country. Their bitter, partizan and vin
dictive policy not orJy creates instability and
want of faith at home in the Government,
"the best the sun ever shown upon," but
foreign nations no longer look upon us with
that confidence they did, when under Demo
cratic rulers the nation continued and growed
in its career of prosperity. A continuation
of the legislation of the present Rump Con
gress must and will undoubtedly culminate
in the complete overthrow of the Constitu
tion, and hence the liberties of the people.
The message of the President inspires a lit
tle hope thit all yet may be well, but still he
can do nothing with his hands tied by a two
How about the new paper of the hermaph
rodite school of politics, soon to be started in
Bloomsburg. Our advice to those parties
wou.d be to invest their capital in some more
legitimate and worthy channel. Too much,
alas 1 too much, already have the Democra
cy been deceived and cajoled into the sup
port of men and papers of this kind, follow
ing in the wake, accepting advice, and bar
tering away principle for expediency, until
we have emasculated our fonuer great
strength in the affections of the people, and
now stand as it were upon the brink of de
struction. It is not yet too late to recover
our former proud position, by adhering to
the ancient landmarks of the party, and lis
tening no longer to the counsels of those of
doubtful faith. There is scarcely a good
Democrat in the country but that believes
our alliance with the Johnsonitcs in the late
campaign, resulted in injury to the party
and to its defeat. Therefore, we sav. no
more affiuiations ofThis kind ; no more pa
pers of doubtful polities; support those
alone of known and proven orthodoxy, and
all will be well.
As a friend of ours in this section says,
"we look back in the future" with serious
forebodings, but 'trust that the horizon
which now looks so dark and ominous, will
ultimately clear away and have sunshine and
prosperity once more. Democrat.
The Philologian Literary oci
ety. When a new society is introduced to pub
lic notice, certain questions invariably arise
one of which is, of its origin.
No great antiquity is claimed as a merit
or this society. e do not assert that it
flourished in the time of King Solomon,
although we could prove that the name was
not new in his day. We will not say, posi
tively, that a majority of the world's celeb
rities have been honored by a connection
with it, although it is supposed that many
tcifl be. Nor is its beginning so remote, that
it is clouded in obscurity.
On the contrary, it does not yet number
its age oy weets. une or tne emcient in
struments of an institution of learning is
literary society. Iu object is to promote
literary cidture among the pupils. The ne
cessity for this kind of training is evident
ruing comosuions once in two weets is
a step in the same direction, although so
small a one, that it is only intended to ere
ate a taste for composition.
This society is intended to be an advanced
class ; that those who wish to go further
than the mere A B c in this department, may
have an opportunity. The faculty are, "ex-
officio," members of the society, and it is at
all times subject to the control of the Prin
cipal of the Institute. This statement is
made. because the measure has been objected
to by some who ought to have the true in
terest of the Institute at heart, on the
ground that it was to be a place to spend a
pleasant evening, with no benefit to those
assembling. Such a view argue. ignorance
of the motive for starting the society.
It should perhaps be stated, that the plan
has been carried out with more than the
mere assent of the Principal, who sees the
necessity for advancement in this direction,
and considers this one of the best means for
accomplishing the desired end.
To effect an organization of such a society,
a meeting of those students, supposed to be
favorable to the measure, was called last
Monday evening in the Academy building.
After the meeting was called to order, the
following persons were elected officers:
Charles Unangst, President; Georgo El
well, Vice President ; Miss Ella Clark, Sec
retary; Professor Carver, Critic, aud I. B.
After the organization was accomplished,
it was resolved to give a "Public" on Fri
day afternoon of the same week, to awaken
an interest in the enterprise.
We, therefore, might well have opened
our exercises with the apology of the boy
who said :
"You'd scarce expect one of my age,
To appear in public on the stage."
Bloomsburg, Dec. 26, 1866.
Destructive Fire ix To wax da. On
Weduesday evening, the 12th inst.,at about
7 o'clock, the extensive stabling of the
"Ward House"' was discovered to be on fire,
and so far had it progressed which was in
the loft it was impossible to stay its pro
gress. It was entirely consumed, with five
horses, several carriages and buggies, har
ness, &c, &C There were fourteen horses
in the barn at the time, but through the
efforts of individuals, all but five were res
cued. Mr. John E. Goodrich, of Troy, lost
two horses, carriage fmd harness ; Mr. Wit
tenhall, of this place, lost two horses, car
riage and harness; II B. Parsons, Esq., of
Troy, lost one horse, buggy and harness,
robes, &c; Z. F. Walker, of Athens, lost
buggy, engineering apparatus, fcc. ; and Mr.
T' T 1 n. Tit 7 T . TfUht-
MKET1XO OF CONGRESS.
The Senate Judiciary Committee artf said
to be in favor of the House bill changing the
time for the meeting of Congress, so it may
be considered a fixed fact that the next (or
Fortieth) Congress will convene at noon on
the 4th of March.
CUTTING OFF SALARIES.
It is no doubt the attention of the major
ity in Congress, as indicated by the action
of the House, to cut off the salaries of all
important officers who were appointed since
the adjournment of the last session of Con
gress, unless they shall be confirmed, by the
Senate. Such a plan meets the approbation
of a large majority of both houses.
THE XORTJI CAROLINA DELEQATIOX
The delegation from North Carolina,
which arrived in Washington a day or two
ago, to consult with the President relative to
the order of General Sickles forbidding cor
poreal punishment being inflicted by the
Courts of that State, called at the White
House this morning and hed an interview
with the President, and explained the mat
ter to him.
TTIE TEST OATDT.
We hear from reliable source, that the Su
preme Court will, within a few days, decide
the test oath case ex parte Garland, which
was argued at the last term. The general
impression is that the decision will be against
the constitutionality of the oath.
General News Items.
It is estimated that from 3,500 to 4.000
houses have been built in Cleveland, Ohio,
m 18G6, and j-ct there are no houses to rent.
The test oath excludes all but sixtv of
the -even hundred law3rers of New Orleans
from practicing in the United States Court.
The Bermuda Gazette of the 27th inst.,
says : Cholera is reported to prevail at St.
Thomas, and it is said that from eighteen to
twenty persons were falling victims to it
T-Collector Sloanekor, of Philadelphia,
recently siezed over four hundred barrels of
Whisky, in the possession of a large com
mission house in that city, charged with be
ing illicitly distilled.
Gen. SehoSel 1 ha3 issued an order re
quiring all the horses and mules belonging
to the United States loaned to the people of
lrginia, or taken up cstray after the war,
to be returned immediately.
The steamer Bolivar, recently siezed in
England, it hasbeen clearly proved, was not
intended for the Fenians. She is to be giv
en up to the owners.
The people of the District of Columbia
have now a better right to rebel against the
Federal Government than ever the thirteen
American colonies had to rebel against "the
A prizefight took place on Sunday morn
ing in a hall in New York, between Patsey
Evans and Luke Murphj', for $100 a 6ide.
After fighting twenty-four rounds, and both
men being Beverely punished, a panic took
place at the approach of policemen, and the
fight was declared a draw.
Governor Fletcher, of Missouriy has is
sued a proclamation calling out the militia
to put down outlawry in several of the coun
ties of that State.
Many of the recent settlers in Montana,
fearing the severe winter weather, are leaving.
A correspondent of the Idaho Times says :
I have every reason to believe that as many
as eight hundred souls left Montana daily
for the last six weks, and no doubt many
left who will tush themselves back next
spring. To winter in Montana is not dan
gerous ; to be there early is sometimes of
21 A R R I i: I) .
In Philadelphia, on the 20th inst, by the
Rcy. Mr. lludrow, Mr. George Reiswick,
anil Miss Martha Henry, both of this place.
On the 11th inst., at the residence of the
bride's father by Rev. M. P. Crosthwait,
Alonzo R. Alhertson. and Miss Rodah A.
Moore, all of Sugarloaf.
Ry the same, at the residence of tbe bride's
father, on the 12th inst., Charles A. David
son, and Miss Hattie A. Fitzgerald, all of
Ry the same, on the same day at the res
idence of the bride's father. Ziba R. Fitz
gerald, and Miss Frances E. Lkdson. all of
Huntingdon Township, Lurerue County.
On the ISth inst., at the residfi? of Mr.
Marr, of, this place, by Rev. R. E. Wilson.
Mr. Theodore Campbell, and Miss Mary C.
Johnson, all of Rush Township, Northum
At the residence of the bride's father,
Tuesday afternoon, November ITOth. 1SCG,
by Rev. J. P. Ash,. Mr. IX D. Pefteubach,
formerly of this place, and Miss Mattie
Huntsman, daughter of H. Huntsman, Estp,
of Laporte, Indiana.
In RIoomsburg. Deo. Sth. lSfVCharlo?
Michael, only child of Jacob and Hannah
Diehl, aged 5 months and 10 days.
In RIoomsburg, December 12, 1SC6, Man'
Elizabeth, wife of Andrew Creveling, aged
GG years and 6 months.
In Rerwick, on Monday, the 3rd inst.,
Catharine, wife of Emanuel Frantz, aged
about 25 years.
In Rerwick, on Friday, the 14th inst.,
Aaron Hull, aged about 68 years.
In Shippen-dmre, Pa., December 14, and
interred at Rerwiok, Pa., Dee. 18th, ISGfi,
Mrs. Kate E. Mendenhall.wife ofRer. U.S.
Mendenhall, of the East Raltimore Confer
ence, M. E. Church, aged 23 year3 and 10
months. "To die is gain."
NEW ADVE R T I S E M E NTS.
THE next term of this Institution will commence
JANUARY IT II 18C7.
J27 For particulars address the Frinripal.
HENRY CARVER. A M.
Dec. 2C, 1SC6.
THE annual meeting of the Stockholders af the
Lackawanna and Bloomsburg Railroad Company. will
be held at the o flier of James Archbald, in Scran ton.
on MONDAY, THE MTU OF JANUARY, A D. 1C7
between the hours of 11 A . M and 1 P. si. at which
time an election wiil be held for President and
twelve director to serve the ensuing year.
JOHN P. ILSLEY, Secretary,
Dec W, 13 66. 3L
WILL. BUY MY GOODS AT
XOCK IlAVfcrtf, Pa,
frien)of tlie Hout, hia acquaintance., and tli-pui-lie
; rn orally, that he Intend, to -keep H J, tt.'
with Ida accommodation and comfort oft Hocii.
and buwbly tolicii thir patronnjee.
, , , . . . . i- OITF.NKIRK.
Late of tbe MadUoa Iloue. Pblladelnhia.
Lock liKven, Dec, . 1B66. , - .
NOTICE U hereby Firo that on Ihc flth iy of De
cember, Ifefiii. sundry inhabitant of the Horuuea of
Centralia. presented a Petition to the Court or Com
mon Plea., of Columbia County, pnyini tbe said
to P"n Charter of Incorporation, under the
name. t yle and title et tbe -Mefhodial Epi.copal
Church of Ceutralia." with the rifrtit. and privilegee
tjternn Mated, and if no luffiricntcau.e i .hown t
the contrary, on the fi'.t nay of the next term, iba
4th day of rebruary. 8fi7. the prayer of the Peiitiou
era will brf granted, accordinc to the Act of A.aein
bly. in inch case made and provided. P.y the i.'onrt,
,or. , JESSE COLEMAN, Clerk.
Dec. 2. l?Gfl. 3t.
CAVE to ihe premine. of the mlnrrUief, In Lnrnil
Town. hip, Columbia County , on or about the Mb of
December. ifn,6, a
with a white not upon her forehead, and
al.o inif n hue .put. about her body.
Tbe owner i. reque.ted te coate forward, pror
property, pay charge, and take ber away, otherwise
ihe will be .old as the law direct.
. JOH MORRIS.
I.ocurt. Dee. 28, 1S63. 3.
The Stockholder of the B oem.bttrf Literary tn
atitute are hereby notified, that he FOURTH IN-
8TALLMENTr.ii thrir ahare. i. ri quired to be nnid.
on ot before the FIRST DAY OF JANUARY NEXT
Ibe building it rapidly beinr finiihed. and tbe mon
ey i needed.
WILLIAM SNTDER. Trea.urer.
:I. SO. 18
I SO (5.
gUPEltB HOLIDAY PRESENTS I
Watches ! Watches ! Watches I
!E THEY fcCO..
Gold and tSHier Watches of alltkcqi(ons
31 Liberty Street, X. Y.,
ne to inform the public that they have ut re
ccired the most elegant, perfect, and accurate Watch
ever intreduced in llii. market. Tbe EXCELSIOR,
a beautiful, extra rubia jewelled, hearily 18 Carat
Cold Fiatr.don gilver, magnificently engraved, fine
ly anJ rii'.hly F.nameled Hunting Cae. Patent Lev
er, pennine Damu.kennet Hand, thoroughly retm
la'ed by tit observatory, and warrantod to b tha
Ne Plus I'ltra Time Keeper, A superb and most re
liable VVatcb, :ent' or Lady' size, will be sent
free to any addres on receipt of $25, or. if prefer
red, will be sent, e. o. d ou receipt of $3 r. a part
'Ihe watch will be sent ty Express. or mail regie
tared, so that there is ulmo.t a certainty of reaching
their detonation ; but abould th Express Co, or
Post Office fil in their duty, w will send another
Orders for any kind of Watclies promptly
and' faithfully fulfilled.
XST Liberal Terms to the Trade.
AflF.NIS. We want Agents in every town and
county in the country, and to those acliag aa aucb)
libnral inducements will beeaTcrcd.
i'lea'e send iiioney by Express, (Post Ofica Orde
or Bank. Crafts,) to
DE TREY Jt CO.,
34 Liberty StreeL N. T.
Oct. S4. lSCfi.-Cm. J. A.
DROWN & PERKINS.
Pianos for tlic People 1
420 Droome SI., X. T.
V would call the attention of th public and tbe
fade to our elegant New Scale Pianos, in tho follow
ill? styles :
STYLE A, TiHUTt, Front large round corn t re.
plain ra.e. either octagon or carved lugs.
i-traight bottom, bead auoulJing on plinth. .. .f 130
"STYLE B. 7 ortsve. same as style A with aer
pontine moulding on plith. carved e(. and lyre.. 0 h
bTYLK C. 7 octave. Front corners l:4rge round
serpentine bit torn, mouldings same as on style
D. rrrved lyre aud de.k, fiitry carved legs.... S53
8TYLK n. 7. octav.v Fcur lare round corners,
fjnith'-d Lack, mouldings on rim and plintb.
eerpentire bottom, carved lyre and dsk, el-
rant carved trult legs f4)
Tbe above styles are all finished in elegant rose
wood cai and have tbe full iron frame. Freuck
action, harp pedal, beveled top. ivory keya and key
fronts and exceed in wver.lrung Kass, nearly all the
7 I Octavo Piano, uow manufactured. Thsv ara
made ot the beat materials and for finish, durability,
purity and sweetne of toue, cannot be surpassed.
We invite the attention of tbe public, of dealer and
the profession, to a ciitictl examination of tb
merit, of our Piano.
I'y avoiding tbe great expenses attendant ?
costly factories and expensive warereoms ia tb
cily, we are enabled to offer these Fiauo at prices
which defy competition, and invite tl to call aud
eiamtne them before purchasiog elsewhere. Farti
ordering from a (ii-Unnce can rely upon recriviag
their Tiano promptly, and no confusion ea arisa
e the my leu are so distinctly 4rsinald by lb
ictt-r a a c n.
I'b four et) I; s described above, embody all tha
es.cntial ehan'es in exterior tianta of easa, which)
are by many manufacturer run op to li and 80
We would respectfully call theattenlioa of Choir
Leaders and Sincing.Hcliool Teacher to our estab
lishment, whore all kinds of Church Uasie. le sad
Anthem Book can be obtained on th most favorable
The long experience f oar Mr. TcaKix. in Uaciral
Conventions. Choir., the Concert Room and undy
School, enable, biin to give advice and information)
on all point, of musical interest a to th selection)
cf proper w ork of in.tr action, formation of musical
sciiool. progress in musical stadias, and item of
gtneral iuttrest to composers, leadera teachers an I
fbcet Mticic furnished oa tb usual term with
promptness and dispatch. Country orders so icited
and .i-lcilions mad lor pupils, teachers, concert.
A.c , fcc , i t.
Now ready the new Sunday School Singing Covt,
'TES12 ()1,Z)I. I'KOMISU.
I'y T E. Terkiks. Author of Sacred Lute. Sunday
Pchool Banner, Oriental Glee Book, Psalm King, ace.
We will send a specimen copy, post paid, to any
address, on receipt"! twenty cents, ins price or
Thk CoLnti PaoM'.fle' i a follow:
fingle copies, in paper cover f 0 30
Ey thaltti) 14.00
tingle copies, in board cover..' $3. 3 J
Ly tbe I0U " 30.00
Stairs Unrii-alled IXano Polish,-
Juct introduced, ami being adopted) by all leading
houses in the mnnafactur of 1'iano. Organr, Bil
liard Tables. Furniture, lie. ate. Everyone wno baa
a Hiann should have a bll) of this Foiish. Send
for Circulate, aud we will give full particular and
directions. Application. fir Territory and Agencies
received l.y EKtlWN U I EKK1X8, General Agcut
for the l'niied States, -2'J Rroom Street. N. Y.
Cy" As in.iiyprrfon.il th country want a sin
gle bottle, and a the a.lietc cannot be ent by mail,
where Club, are mail it p. and one M moredorea
ordered, (with the money) we will forward by ex
press (rhargi-s pail) for $u per tleien.
L'JWWX it- PERKINS,
enX'L AGENTS FOIt TIIBf N1TED STATES,
No, 420 Croome Btreet, N. T .
Oct. 21, lf-C8. ly. J. A.
OOT AND SHOE SHOP.
OSCAR P. G1RT0X,
nepeclfully informs tBe puMie that he is aow'pro
parrd to manufacture alt kind of
BOOTS AND SHOES,
at the LOWEST
at short notice and in the very best and latest styls.
lr. Cirtoti, (as i well-known in Kloomsburg.) har
had many years of eucceful expri nc wnb a rep
utation for good work, integrity and honorable deal
Cy i'lace f business on Rrmtb- Est Comer Of
Main and Iron rMreMs. over J. K.Cirtoo's 5tor?
Bloomsburg. Cc 10, ISoS tm-
, - f
Estate of John Fritz, late of S'tgarlbaf
Township, Columbia County, deed.
1-F.TTEU3 testamentary on tbe estal of Job
Fritz, late of Sucarloaf Townahip.Cotuiuhia Conaty,
deceased, have been granted bv the Kegister of Co
lumbia Connty, to Ezekiel Fritz and George P. Frits,
w ho reside in tbe township and county aforesaid.
All persons having claims on tha estate of tba de
cedent are requested to present them du'y authenti
cated for ettlt.-uient. and thore knowinc themselves
indebted to the estate will make payaaest forth
to the Executor.
EZBKEIL FRITZ. 1 .
fcEuKG P. FKITZ. "
WM . fcw.
Sagirloaf- Dee. 5,
All person knowing themselves indebted to eith
er of tbe undersigned, on Book, Note or Ja Ignenv
arc requested to make payment witboat dlay if thay
av-An A aststA .