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    §lanoirtn . cutocrat
Wednesday, Marcia 18th, 1801.
S. M. Orr - mom:. & ro.. St Park Row New York
lie duly alit !incited to enlicit Nod receive enlierrip •
Ilmu and ailverlt alma for the Democrattar, pub.
i • he 4 at alanaaphara, Cala labia rOaaty. Pa.
Democratic State Convention.
The Democratic State Committee, at its
meeting, on January 29th, at Harrisburg,
adopted the following resolutions :
lat. That the regular Convention of the
party, for nominating a candidate fin: the
Supreme Bench, be held at Harrisburg, on
the Second Tuesday of June, I Soli, at twelve
o'clock M., and that said Convention be com
posed of the usual number of delegates.
2nd. In addition thereto, it is recommend
ed to the Democracy of Pennsylvania to
forthwith elect, in the usual manner,. two
delegates, of recognized position and influ
ence in the party, for each Representative
and Senator in their respect i ve district, who
shall meet in Mass Convention, at Harris
burg, on a day to be fixed by the Chairman
of the State Nntral Committee.
By order of the Democratic State Com..
V A. WALLACE, Chairman.
One year has passed since Andrew John
eon made his open declarations of opposition
to the Radicals. On the 22(1 day of Fete
ruary, 180, at the Capital of this country,
Mr. Johnson openly and in the strongest
terms, declared himself in opposition to
traitors North or South. He classed Sum
ner, Stevens, Forney, and where, as a chi.
of traitors, against whom he would throw
his force, and challenged them to a contest
of power. He made his declarations posi
tive, and asserted without any qualifications,
thatite would carry his oepositiOn to radi
cal measures to the extreme point, and would
not yield to them nor ennfengrith them upon
unconstitutional plans of reconstruction, nor
upon any unconstitutional proposition that
they might attempt to force upon the peo
ple of the country, either ns a law or as an
amendment to the Constitution of the Uni
ted States. This is the ground we supposed
Andrew Johnson to stand upon one year
ago, and, although we were well aware of
his unconstitutional procedure and absolute
tyranny practiced in Tennessee, as military
Governor of that State, we were willing to
accept his promises as being made in !food
faith, and we gave hint praise—we accorded
to him that which is due to every faithful
public servant, and alums: every Democratic
paper in the country said as we have said:
"So long as President Johnson clings
to the Constitution as his guide to conduct
us front turmoil and war to peace and hap
piness he shall receive our commendation."
This much we said in support of President
Johnson, and to this extent we became
"Johnson men" and no more. Wu have
not yet flullen front this position nor mill we.
As a citizen of this country we MA all citi
zens are duty bound to endorse the action of
an executive officer whose course is in accord
ance with the prescribed rules iu the Gin
stitutirm. We never bartered ourselves to
Johnson in the hope of receiving executive
patronage or pardon. We had too much
self-respect to buy ourself positioa by pledg
ing to follow the dictation of Andrew Jahn
ion, or any man or set of men, be they even
Doolittle, Randall. Cowan, Raymond, or any
other of the lesser lights of the Philadel
phia Convention. Again, we had commit
ted DO crimes for which we must beg execu
tive pardon. Neither had we violated the
rights of citizens by coward-like calling upon
the 'Government for armed soldiers to arrest
and wry off medbetling cite:ens and have
them confined in a most barbarous manner,
—even working out ni ureler,—and we need
ed no executive protection. In truth we
were free American citizens, unbiased anal
fearless. Hence the support wo gave to
Mr. Johnson was dictated to us through a
love of our Constitution and an earnest de
sire for an early mid proper adjustment of
the difficulties into which we are brought by
a great internecine war. 11 i hare not falter
ed from thcposOion ire then took. We stand
now as then, ready, on.rions. to support
Andrew Johnson if he may not prove tilith
less. But we are admonished that there is
danger ahead.
We did not ask President Johnson to give
us appointments. We do not ask it now.
We did not ask him to join the Democratic
party, but when lie proposed to unite with
us in destroying the power of Radicals and
instituting u proper execution of laws under
the Constitution, and to oppose the passage
of laws unconstitutional, we desired hint to
recognize some votee i ot least if he was
not willing to acknowledge just principles
and power in the Democratic Party.—
We wanted, therefore, that the Democratic
party should retain and maintain its usages
and organization as a party ; not because
there is any magical power in the name of'
Democracy, but because. the principles and
policy of Democracy are the only means
whereby the government of the country may
be brought to its former integrity, and the
only means by which justice may be done
to the great mass of citizens of the who'e
country. Hence we desired that while the
President and his Republican friends enjoy
ed the executive patronage and its disposal
as they wished, that the great Democratic
party might be supported in its organization
in the great States of Petanselvania and N.
York last fall, and we expected Johnsonism
to influence at least a Au: rota fur the Dem
ocratic caudidates for Governors of these
States. But then arose the ground of sus
picion in the course of Johnson and the
Conservatives toward Demoeracy. The con•
servatires-•" so-called "—called a Convert
don at Philadelphia previous to the fall c'ec
tions of Pennsylvania and New York, and
preview to the Gubernatorial nomination
of the latter. What benefit resulted to us
from the work of that Convention? Many
of' the Delegates were Democrats and were
well disposed to the success of the party,
but Johnson's special Republican (Conven
tion?) friends were cut out to "run the ma
sk*" tad run it they did. Southern del.
egates were admitted, wren Confederate
Generals, yet stanneh Northern Democrats
whips) only crime was honest patriotism,
were forbidden entrance to the consultation
of petrify. But to , fellow this up, the seine
Doolittle, Raymond and Dixon, who were
the acknowledged originators of that Con
vention turned upon the Democracy of the
two leading States of the Union and aided
the election of the most radical Governors,
and we are compelled to believe a great ma
ny Ruppo,ord Democrats were co-conspirators
in the work-•-for naught but a conspiracy to
defiant I)ciuuentry was it. Great pretense
of battle was made by Johnson and his pre-
Anded Conservative friends against negro
suffrage, yet every act of theirs tended to
strengthen radicalism. Thus they continued
talking conservative ideas and volley radi
cals into office. Thus they continued till
Congress met iu December, BAT. Thad
dens Stevens opened the season with negro
suffrage amendments to the Constitution ;
Raymond. Dixon and Doolittle apparenty
become enraged, froth at the mouth, bray
and act like asses, and finally when the test
is about to ho made, they wheel into the ne
gro-suffrage ranks. On the sixth of Feb
ruary we find Mr. Dixon, one of Johnson's
instruments of conservatism, proposing an
amendment to the Constitution of the Uni
ted States, the substance of which is as fol
lows :
See. 1. " The Union under the Constitu
tion shall be perpetual."
Svc. 2. Provides that the public debt of
the United States shall be paid, and that
the rebel debt shall not be paid.
Sac. 3. Provides that mall persons bons
or naturalized in the United States are citi
zens of the United States, and shall have
all the privileges and immunities of the cit
izens of the several States.
Sw. 4. Provides flit negro suffrage in the
same manner that the Constitutional amend
ment proposed by the radicals last winter
did, by making the representative basis the
nuinkr of electors.
Dixon, with other Johnsonites, opposed
this same measure one year ago, now they
wheel about and move with radicals in negro
suffrage questions.
On the 15th of January the Paine Mr.
Dixon in the Senate speaking of universal
negro suffrage said : " I will vote fur it, I
have always been iu furor of it."
Mr. Raymond's COltrbe has been so strange
ly varied both in voting rind talking that it
would scarcely be possible to learn from his
action whether he is in favor of establishing
negro suffrage or mormonism. He has said
there is not a spark of honesty in &mem
ey, and very little in Johnson, and not
quite as mud, i.a Ilatlicalistn. Such con
servatism or Johnsonisnt we do not agree
to support, and if we are asked to do
so by men ailing themselves Detnocrats and
claiming to be members of the Democratic
party we reply we not support it, and we
dots whether any man having the least
Dem racy in his heart or desiring the suc
cess of the party can calmly allow so vile a
serpent as conservatism to nestle in his ho
sum. It has stung us once, twice, thrice,
and will we compliment it or allow it thus to
entice us into the foul resorts of fanaticism ?
Let the people cry nut against it. Let us
eat loose from the miserable thought of con
servatism and, upon the fair basis of the
Constitution, declare manfully for the plain
truths of Democracy. If Andrew Johnson
does an honorable act we will support him,
but while he hangs to the garments of the
vilest political tricksters we wish to keep
ourself' free from the pollution, and we will
nut harbor the wretch who would as a Dem
ocrat, attempt to draw us into the sloth or
eonservat ism.
The Impeachment Business.
Aecording to the statement of the pro
eeciiings of the Republican caucus, bald at
Washington on Wednesday last, there is to
be a delay in the proseetition of the im
peachment investiptim, perhaps until the
con 11111111111111111111 l the next session. Th e
effort to authorize the presentation or a mo
tion for the appointment of a special com
mittee, to take up the subject a the point
where the Judieiary Con 111 l ittee left off, was
lost. Also that which demanded that the
Judiciary Committee shall be appointed im
mediately, in order to proceed with that
matter. There will, therefore, be a breath
ing spell in rekrence to this affair, which
will nut be unwelcome to the country, as,
except in Congrem, there does Hot seem to
be any desire to press this subject, the con
sequence of which. in case of Niue, will
be disastrous to the Republican party, and
of doubtful benefit if it should be successful.
—Mil a Inquirer.
So the loyal Inquirer, has a last distiov
ered, that every sensible person well knew,
from the beginning, that the impeachment
movement was an egregious farce. Delay—
failure and lost. its "failure," the Inv;rEr
admits, "will be disastrous to the Republi
can party, and of doubtful benefit if it
should be successful." That's what ails the
parianns d pf the Itevotitionsry Hump Con
Alexandria's Punishment.
Another measure of punishment to Alex
andria. in Virginia, as cmsequence of its
disregard of the directions of the Recon
struction bill, in the election the other day,
is suggested by Mr. Utvens, which is to re
annex that town to tlit District of' Colitin
bia, to which it formerly belonged. This
was *deed to when first proposed, by Mr.
Eldridge, and it went off temporarily, but
it was renewed at a subsequent period in the
session, and passed by a vote of 111 yeas to
3S nays. The Senate is not likely to kill
this bill, and in a shorter time than the
Alexandriuns dreamed of. thee will cease to
bo Virginians and become citizens of the
District of Columbia, wht'ro negro suffrage
is in full operation, and where thee will
lime no chance hereafter to vote for Presi
dent of the United Stith*, Governor or
Congressmen, and, in fact, will be deprived
of all the pleasant privileges which they
have exercised Awe the original set resign
ing the county to Virginia was passed. It was
a very titolish thing these Alexandrians
to brave Congress in the manner that they
did ; and if there are any advantages in be
in of Virginia, lather than of' the
District of Columbia, they will discover that,
fin a small enjoyment of the old spirit of
the Rebellion, they have placed themselves
under restrictions which may ho continued
during the lives of the present generation at
least.—Phit a Inquirer.
And is it possible, Mr. Inquirer, that the
thing called the .Notiono! On grows, you
admit, is legislating in spite, and for "Alex
andria's punishment."
Oa' An tabtuninebh) act, repealing the
Pension law fur the benefit of soldiers of
the war of 1812, was rishtfully defeated lent
week in our Legislature.
The Radical Jacobin', not satisfied with
their present powerful organizatiou, have re
cently minim:need the formation of a secret military organization known as the "(;rand
Army of the Republie." The ostensible
purpose of this euphonious named convent
is to aid and assist the orphans and widows
of deceased igsldiers; its real object is to act
as anxilliary to the abolition party, and fu r .
nish the "sinews of war," when the time
COWS fbr the removal of the President, or
any other revolutionary. net it !nay sets lit to
commit. Already in the Northwestern
States has the organization ;weenie a for
midable political-military machine, and its
members regularity armed and equipped
number hall' a million. It' its object was
simply that of charity, wherein would con
sist the necessity of military organization?
The truth is palpable and cannot be disguis
ed that the hill:rinds are determined upon
riding rough-shod over the liberties of the
people, and their janizaries are being pre
pared for that emergency. But a short time
since a resolution was offered in Congress
taking out of the bands of the Prestdent
the control of the various national armories
and arsenals, placing them under the control
of creatures of their own selection. This
and kindred acts, together with the organ
ization referred to, indicates plainly what
the country may speedily expect. The rev
olutionists are busy at work. and their emis
saries are everywhere extending the ramifi
cations of their revolutionary league. In
view of all these things, will the Democracy
stand idle? "Eternal vigilance is the price
of liberty," and never before have such dan
gers flouted their unwelcome presence
'Lire the eyes of law-abiding, constitution
loving men. All the imenitives that can be
addressed to the heart of mot should pronipt
to immediate and effectual action the et/tune!'
legions of Democracy. In view of the
impending danger; with the full knowledge
that unless checked by the determined trout
of the party of the constitution, anarchy
and blemished will sonn reign supreme. it is
of sacred duty of the fricatis of union, law
ateiliberty to mobolize their strength mid
the are for the shuck. What is needed,
eel is *wale 1 orginizAti.ei ! In every town
ship inthe State let one hundred lighting
Deniperats organize a militaryeompaoy. mid
and in each county let there be at least one
repine -me. There can be no excuse fur a
failure to do this; material is plenty. and
bemired of lion-hearted. strong-urns'el Dem
ocrats, many of whom have spent four years
in the field lighting for what they hoped
would be a restored Union—the fruit of
whose marches and bloody fields has been
destroyed by the holism's in and out of eon
gress--are ready to renew the tight for the
Union. aided by n host of fresh volunteers.
Let the organization be g in a t owe. Lillie
rieliofil hyenas understand that they ate
menaced and it' they want a fight, it' noth
ing hut blood will appease them, that they
can have it its its full fruition. With the
seal of cowardice stamped upon them by the
hand of Divinity itself, they will inglotbsus
ly back down it' the Deniocravy will but do
its duty. Let it lie done, thowmghly and
effeetually, and done at masc.—Obi/on Dem
SO YOr WVIIE rt.n. —Thu Chicago rod
(ItadiPal) of the 4th has male a•.
It is important, though nothing new to I ktu•
oemts and eouservatives. Says the list:
"The people are burthemsl with more taxes
than they can pay. The industry of the
country is stife•l. the resources from which
alone the payment of the National debt is
to be expected are pernituvattly diminished
and crippled."
When confessions are voluntarily male by
the Republican press, you may acceo the
belief, without further questioning, that the
taxation under which the people are groan
ing is excessive beyond computation. ft
stands to reason, then, that the people need
relief, or "the inilttatry of the country" can
not be 'vie:veil from the "stifled" comlition.
which is playing the very dome with it.—
Gook over the proceedings or "'ogress and
see whether you can lied any measure either
introlmed or passed, that is in any way
possibly calculated to lessen the taxes, which
are now niece than our people eati pay.—
You'll abort as miiekly find a needle driy.-
ped into a haystack as discover any such
le_~isl anion. Abundance of legislation in
creasing the taxes you can casilyfind.— Ohio
.9atmaisa. •
Var Mr. Chalfant of the House has pre
sented remonstrances frcen c itizens 3 1' Co•
lumbia County against the passage of a law
allowing the Street Cars to run on Sunday
in PMl:44lde On of the documents
was read to the base, Web conta . ns many
mutations unsupported by argutnews or
titets. against the Sunday Car travel. For
instance, it says :
"In ftet, the Sunday ears and the Snit
day liquor trade arc essentially ono
tind both are adapted to grind down the
poor ignorant, and make thew more so."
Again :
"The plea Ihr Sunday cars that they
facilitate church•eoing. is worse than a hol
low pretense. The churchgoing people of
Philadelphia me all opposed to Sunday cars
and Sunday drinkina.
The latter, "Sunday drinkine," no doubt
they are opposed to; but the other question
we should be trilling to take their deaden
Zia' Two mffutitly murderers entered the
house of Dr. Covell, in Newmarket, New
Jersey, a few evenings since, in the absence
of Mr. C., at midnight, and attacked Mrs.
Carrell with large dirk knives, stabbing her
several times, one of the wounds iwnetra.
ting her heart and causing almost instant
death. A domestic who slept in the house
was aroused by the noise and heard Mrs. C.
call to her to take the intimt from the cradle
Ind leave the house, whiclt she did. The
villains vet the house on lire, then left the
premises and have not been heard of since.
The girl gave the alarm, wiheh brought to
the scene a near neighbor who dragged the
corpse from the flames and extinguished the
£ Thu Republican- I Nsunion Members
of Congress seem detorn►iued to hang about
Washington city to weol► the movements or
President Johnson. They still harp over
the impeachment question, but are nearly
ready to drop the matter, especially since
the exposition given the whole affair by the
fearless and independent Democrat flow►
New Jersey, Mr. Rodgers. They had bet
ter hang their heads in shame and go home
and muko inquiry of' their constituents as
to how they atu►ul.
se. ..Jeff. Davis ' it is said, is in much
Letter health than he hasbeen 1w ni x months
pip.t. U HMI as comtbrtably go any of the
officers at Furtrois Itloureo, mei has full
rat aof the grounds, Ile avoids all ma
yo. atio n on political matters , though 'flow
lod interoourse with ' •
• *„...
Alemator Cowan.
This gentleman retires from the United
States Senate full of honors. Words eau
not be found to express the gratitude which
the American people should feel to this dis
interested man, When the people of the
United States were wild ; when war frenzy
Wes the order of the day ; when statesintan
ship seemed to be extinct; when all the ele
ments of social enconomy were apparently
preeijiitated into chaos, this !silt, Milli stood
relit, in the Congress of the nation, end
frarlessly proclaimed doctrines which will
live, with honor, in ull time, us a portion,
and a vital portion, of what nil thinking
men know as the true etmservative doctrines
of the Republican institutions of America.
We may be considered enthusiastic on the
subject of Mr. Cowan's course in the Sen
ate of' the United States ; but;whett we cou n t
to reflect that he was elected by the party
who, during the progress of the war, thought
no man, woman, or child loyal unless they
would shout, "death to the South, mid hang
arm Copperheltd la the Nfor —we say,
when we reflect that Edgar Cowan, after be
ing elected by a party of this kind, had the
courage, when his opposition to the "rump"
majority in Congress was virtual political
ruin, in the midst of the war, to stand up
in the Cougress, and tell that body in their
teeth that they were doing wrong, he made
a displry of moral courage rarely to be met
with. He did this at a time when mon who
professed to he Democrats were weak-kneed ;
at a time when most prominent men in the
nation were faltering; and we boldly say, at
a time when no letttling Sh11(1011011, in Con
gress, or out, dared assume the position that
Edgar Cowan took.
Let men who aspire to be statesmen profit
by his example.
Meeting' of the Nianding Com-
At a meeting of the Columbia County
Democratic Committee held in Bloomsburg
on Saturday, March tits, the following reso
lutions were unanimously adopted :
km/red, That James S. MeSim+ and
W. 11. Jacoby, are hereby appointed Sena
torial Coukaves, to meet similar Connives
from other counties in this Senatorial Iris.
trict. Inv the purpose of appointing a Sena
torial Delegate to represent this district in
the State Democratie Nominating Couven
don, to be held at I Itirrisburg on the I Ith
any of .lone next ; :,11,1 that they are hereby
instrneted 1 4 )!Vellre the appointment or I'm,.
thane Scott of Catawissa, as said Senato
rial Delegate.
A.A./red. That Dr. 11. W. Mellernulds
and It. C. Fruit. arc hereby appointed Rep
mem:dive Conferees to meet similar Con
ferees from 3lontour Comity, to appoint a
Repreavitative Delegate to the State Demo
cratic Nominating Convention, to be held at
larrislowg on the 11th day of June next.
itorared, That we do hereby request the
several comities in this Senatorial District
to concur in the nomination of !tom I;eo.
Scott, as Senatorial Delegate to the State
Dentocratie Nominating Conventbm.
nrsolerd. That the above named Senato
rial Conferees, and Representative Confer
ecs, are hereby appointed Senatorial Con
ferees and Representative Conferees, to
mect...Coufertata Item the different counties
in the respective districts, to appoint Dele
gates to the )14" eollVelltioll, to be called
at Harrisburg on a day to be fixed by the
Chairman of the State Central Committee.
Adjourned. ( Alt K LEV,
310('SEII, Chairman
Bloomsburg, 31uroll 9, 1867.
G That important persetage that the
editor of the it,p , hUi , I a would bare Isis
readers believe was lit 10z1 , 1ilq
light in the rank- of the Denewracy of
this Cioutty, is not even ret- , totized by the
erne homier:my as Olt !nimble tneMher of
that patty. One thing is certain. be n o -cr
hit as nor It , ret 11 so long as we can have
a voice in the matter: aril, as to the eam
paign on Fishingertek,' . he does ti.o pre
tend to deny, nor any of his l'iiends for him,
but that be was the oeiVr'mitor of that mem
orable campaign, - at which time many
of our best men— Democrats—were very
unjustly led f dr, proha'dy at the instanec of
the Repablieoo's th a "lo!...11t "
light, to a filthy hit4th . where they remain
ed months without trial or iteemation in
degradation and misery—mo/ crew to dir !
A man .whose hands are stained with the
blood of thes., west made a " bright " lead
ing light of they Democracy! A thing int
A St . ftentsE.—On Monday evening last,
a party of about twenty or 'lmre, or the
young people or Barwick—married awl sin
ale—paid a sarprise visit to the M. E Par
sonage, and presented to Rev. John A.
(lyre, an envelope containing one Immired
dollars in . `t;reenbacks." The party were
represented by Captain C. C. Jackson. who
in a modest little spee-lt presented the Rev
erend gentleman with the contrilmtions of
his young friends. expressing a hope that
while it might prove bettelVal to his bodily
wants. it might also be an ineenti%e to still
greater zeal in the spiritual work in which
he was engaged. Father were very feelingly
tied gratefully accepted the gift of his youov.
friends. Ile said the visit was one of utter
staprise to him: that he had never been
treated more kindly anywhere than by the
people of Berwick: Charge. anti that if he
should be so fortunate as to be returned to
labor amongst them, he trusted that he
would be the instrument in the hands of
Clod, of doing them much good, in both
soul and body. Altogetlit . ., the affair was
well planned and most happily executed, and
all the participants, must have fblt that "it
was good to be th4re." Verily, "it is more
blessed to give than than receive." After
indulging for a short time in the delightful
exercise of vocal and instrumental mush..
the party repaired to their homes.— Ber
wick (Amette.
11111. A Clergyman writing to a
says, "My voyage to Europo is indefinitely
postponel, 1 have diwovered the "Amnion'
of health" on this 'Sitle of the Atlantic.—
Three bottles of the Peruvian Syrup have
resewd toe from the fiu►gs of the fiend Dys
pepsia." Dyspeptics should drink from this
PUILADELPIIIA AlAttlint—rr, nor
Bto $l7, us to quality • 1 'Flour,
$7 ; heat, Penna. Red, $2, 00 in $3, South
ern Bed ; $3. and Citliforniu whito l
Rye, $1.30; Corti,9B cents; Oats 58 cents ;
Cloverseed has dculittorl, milling at $7,2;1;
Timothy peed, $3,50 ; Flupeed $3,25.
Wiuhingtms, Arch 4th, 1801,
The Thirty-ninth Congress expired to-day
at twelve o'clock M. In the House, the
rull of members elect for the Fortieth Con
gress wits immediately called, and all but
three or four answered to their Mlle& The
organization fame was then enacted. Colt:ix
was the candidate of the Radicals for Speak
er, and, of coursezas elected, receiving 1 27
Votes out 157 eill4, The rvmainder were
given to 111)11. S. 1. Marshall, of Illinois,
the Democratic candidate. Before the voting
fir Speaker commenced, Mr. Brooks, Of
New York, obtained the fluor, and, in a
brief but fiireible speech, showed that the
present session of' Congress has no parallel
in the history of the country, Having been
convened within a month and nine days af
ter the passage of the law authorizing it, and
hi addition to that fact, there are no Repre
sentatives from seventeen States of the
Union—only twenty, a bare majority, being
represented. In conclusion, he submitted
a prot*t? signed by ail the Democratic
tnembers against such no organization. 11e
asked to have it entered upon •the journal,
but the Clerk decided that he could not
eltertain it, pending the election of Speaker.
A C.WerS
The Radical members of the noose will
hold a c.atietts in flog Hall of Representa
tives this evening for the purpose of nomi
nating candidates fur Door-keeper, Sergeant
at-Arnis and Postmaster. Thal; is a great
scramble for these positions, and dozens of
aspirants are busy to-day besieging members
to advocate their claims. Among the can
didates ti,r lbw-keeper, is a delbated
cal candidate fisr Congress from Illinois,
named Lippincott.
Tlw general impression is that the present
session win not last more than a ftlW weeks.
The intention seems to he to refl.r the im
peachment question to the rcgolar Commit
tee on the .Iteliciary, or a special committee
—Butler ',reform the latter—and to author
ize said committee to sit during the mess
of Congress and to report at the nest aes
The nu. says: The President., accompa
nied by his private Secretaries, Colonel
Muure, Colonel Johnson. anti Colonel Mor
row, left the Executive Mansion this morn
ing about ten o'clock awl proceeded to the
Capitol. whore he wits innniinqi in sietinig
hills until the niinurlinient. or Coneress, rmd
returned to the White Howe about half
past twelve.
The First National Banks of Newton,
31ashaeltuietts, and !When, New York.
have been placed in charge or neents of the
Comptroller or the Currency for investiga
tion. It i% expecteut that the First National
Bank of Hudson, New York, will pay all
its loges aw l g o on. The Mechanics' Na
tional Bank of Baltimore will net suspend
Washioyfun, March 5
)Ir. Dawes. froth the committee appoint
ed yesterday to wait lat the. President and
infortit hint that a quorum or the two !towel
hail assembled and were retolv to receive any
commuttieation he might he pica.ed to make,
announced today that the eertimittee hall
diselianzetl their duty, a n d that the Presi
dent said he had no communication to make
to Congress at present.
With a few proininent exceptions, the pres
ent House it illwitt on it par with the last,
so fur as it goe.i. In some instances ehanges
have been made fir the better, but in more
for the worse, if that were possible. The
ablest nom of (1.4, :kpotitim.itio last coo
mss. Judge Hale, of New York, it out.
I sneeessor seems to be a gentleman or
very or.linary ability. The Maryland dele
gation is rather au improvement two° the
R A DICA CA rel7i4
The Radicals will hotel another omens to
morrow night, at the C a pitol. to take into
consideration the I'u•inev► which should be
transacted by tiwu► Burin{•` the 'present ws•
sion of Congress. It. is believell that, the
questions a impeaubutent and of a recess
will be discussed.
ikinny new nominations will he mole by
the ['resident Of the Senate. to fill reenneies
eansell by rejections. The Postmager-tjen
end snate,4 thnt not les. then $2.001.1,110) ore
now in the bands of dais o f pubtolfiees
deAitute of imsttoot.4ters.
Henry 11. Tyler, formerly a Major in the
Marine corps. and who, during the war,
served in the Confederate army. has through
Messrs. Brent awl Mel rick, commenced a
snit againet John 1). Harm*, Am the 1,05..
Fession or the west hall' of Lot et, in Square
441 It will be recollected that the property
wmilibellel by the Coto during the war,
and, under tho contisottion net, the life in
terest cf the plaintiff was Fold to the de
fendant. This is believed to be the first
suit of Coo kind instituted here, and it will
be an interesting case.
Washington, .Iherch 6.
Both houses adjourned to-day. about half
jp,t.t 12 o'clock. without laving Inns:tete('
any Inisint ,, s or Mummies!. Mensivrs
pear to be growing roctless, awl noxious to
get away from the eitv. either by n recess or
en adjournment. The question, however,
will robably lye soffits' by the caucus this
00111112. WllOll tliti ndative grovel of the
advocates and opponents of the impeach
ment scheme will be tested.
The friends of the tariff bill are anxious
to revive it, hut in the absence of the (*M
inium of Ways and Means, such action
would do no coed. It is quite likely that
the whole suldeet will he postponed until
the next regular session. •
The Mohr of this nownintt says that 'Rev.
John Chambers, of Philadelphia, was Cum.
!illumined by the votes or 3lessrs. Buyer,
Illossbrenner and Randall of Pennsylvania.
Nicholson, of Delaware, and Archer and
McCulloch of Maryland, fir the Chaplaincy
of thwelouse of Representatives for the
present Congress.
SI'R ItAl7.
The trial of Surratt is expected to take
place ere the dose of the present month,
perhaps about the loth or 2n t h. lndao
Fisher is the pr siding Judge of the Crinii:
nal Court this term, but there will probably
be a full bench during the trial.
TIIE 1.1111.14 DEBT.
Tbr folloWitur is a statement of the public
debt of the United States on the Ist of
Mania, 1S117:
rive per cent. •bond». $198,091,350.00
Six per eent. bonds of
1867 and '6B 15,679,441.80
Six per cent. bonds, 1881 0 82,745,400.00
Six per cent. S•4O bonds. 954,839,00).00
Navy pension fund 12,600,009.00
Six per cent. bonds. $/2,922,0%00
Three year compound
interest notes 141,3(04,1430.00
Three year 7.30 notes. 632,79M,050.00
787 1 1 .r.28,88U.U1t
ittttireti debt not pro
witted for !myopia 1.1,57041811.07
IT. 8, notes $376,235,626.00
Fractional curreiwy '"J 5 314,7T2.32
Gold certificates or de
posit 18,376,180,00
Total debt t 2,00,487,289.1 V
1 59, 523, 3911.39
Amount of debt less cash
ill the l'reastiry...
The firegoing is a correct statement of the
public debt, as milieus from the books and
treasurers returns RI the Department, on
the b 4 of March, 1867.
(z 4 igned) Meet:t.encit,
Secretary of the Treasury.
The Executive Mansion was thronged to
day with members, Senators, ollice-seekers,
and politicians, the crowd being very large,
and all waiting to see the President. Many
were after Aire, there being a large number
of vacancies caused by the senate haviog
adjourned without acting oil the nomina
tions, and not a few of the visitors were
thaw who were rejected, seeking to be re
nominated. The Presilent was receiving
them, but a number had not gained an au
dience lute this afternoon.
llieshistuton, March 7
In pursuance of the programme adopted
by the Radical caucus last evening, Mr.
Ashley introdumd a resolution the House
to•day, rererring the impeachment question
to the dualichuy Committee. and authorizing
said committee to At during the session, or
reeess tir Congress. Thu proposition gave
rise to some spirited debate. Ashley opened
the discussion with a rehash of his old
speech, charging the President with all
sorts of crimes and misdemeanors. His col
league, .Judge Spalding I Radical i. denounced
the whole *dime of impeachment as con
summate roily, and made at strung appeal to
his party friends to pause and cotisid .1. the
importmasi of the movement they are seek.
ing to inaugurate, declaring that for him
self' he would resist it so long as he held a
seat on the floor of the Houe. t;eneral
B. F. Butler was the next mNaker. Ile, or
course, favored intim:l6lllmo, whether the
evidence would justify it or ma it. lle plat it
upon the high growsl of pgcty neerssity.
Alter he kid erowletled, Ashley !imposed to
take a vote without allowing tiny further de
bate, lint some of the Radicals artiturl him
objected, and Mr. Brooks, of New York,
was recognized, and spoke for halt' an hour
iu reply to Ashley awl Butler. His speech
w as li s te n ed t o with profound attention, and
was. withal. very Ode aml instructive. Ile
yielded t., colleague, Mr. Wool, wlm, in
a few rema ks, stated that he had seine evi
&we. concerning Ashley's motive in intro
ducing the resolution, and at the Kuper
time he would give it to the I louse and the
country. After brief' remarks by Messrs.
Pruyit and Chattier. of New York, the ques
tion was taken, and Addey's resolution di•
reeling a further prosecution of the investi
gation was agreed to.
The House adopted a resolution this af
ternoon,proposed by Judge Kelley, instruct
ing the Judiciary Committee to report a bid
declaring who shall call convention.; in the
unrepresente , l States, and regulating the
elective franchise in said States, at ale elec
tions prior to the ratification of their re.
spextive Constitutions by Congress. TWA is
A step in advance of the Sherman-Sheila.
banger bill. and so it will go on tar years.
I%lr. I letrieroot introdoceil :t joint re.edin
tion to amend the L'oustitittion by providing
that no State midl prohibit any 01 in+ eiti
z.lis from voting or bolding office on amount
of color.
Mr. Saulsbury raised the point of onler
that, as the Constitution of the Unite , '
Statei 11:83 been hlettekijout of existeme, it
could tout be autt•uiled.
The resolution was referred to the Judi
ciary Colutuittee.
Intshioglon. March 8
Radical party managers have talked quite
freely of late concerning their several known
candidates for the next l'residemry. Some
prefer grant. but the leaders ray that he i•
not sufficiently inoculated with itadhad ideas
nod, therefore, must not be pressed for the
nomination. Chase is also talked of, but
don't seem to be popular, and 'Wade and
Colfax appear to be the Etvorites. The lat.
ter is very popular with his party, and the
impression among the leaders is that he
would make a strong emendate. lie has
been hOding for the position for some time,
and being a — wire-puller," will no Jolla
give the other candidates a bard run.
l'he President Ina renominated lion.
Edgar l'owan as 3liiii-ter to Austria. norl
the has
arc that lie wiis he cotatirtm• I.
110 has also sent into the Senate the mimes
of a number ix persons whose nomination.,
were not acted on at the late session of the
Scout°, and the understanding is that all
such will he again returned fins confirmation
or rejection. A small unity of olliee-seckers
aro now in this city, daily besieging the
President and the heads of departments fur
It is reported to-day that lion. Montgom
ery illair will be strongly supported the
31aryland Senatorship. Ilis Clouds are vig
orously at work. and since the repeal of the
law requiring Senators to be elected alter
nately from the Eastern and Western shores,
his nomination is not considered improba
Witshiagton. Mardi 10.
it k expected that the President will,
within a day or two, announce the command
ers for the districts created at the South by
the military government act. It is generally
believed that Schofield, Thomas and Han
cock will be among the number selected.
The other two have not been finally agreed
on. There are rumors that Meade will be
assignedio the command or one of the dis
It is understood that no important busi
ness will be transacted (luring the presesot
session, and for that reason the House has
not ordered the appointment of its commit
tees. By holding on, the Senate will force
the other branch to an adjournment or re
cess until next fill or whiter.
The white and black lholioals of Wash
ington arc rapidly erganizinellw the coming
nmmeipal election. , Meetings are being
held whereat there is no distinction on ac
count of race or color, Thu registration of
voters under the new law will take effect and
It in believed by those who are competent to
Judge, that the Mark vote at the next elec
tion will be nearly or quite equal to the
. The Senate in Executive session to-day
conflrtned the following nominations:
leetor of Internal Revenue, William M.
Sample, Seventh• Diataint Pennsylvania;
District Attorney I:gutters District of Ar
ians:is, John Wytock.
Wheat per butliel„.
Cont. "
Itttek wheat
elovorsoed "
Vlaxsotal. "
Putatoe,, "
Flour per barrel,.
bas per dozen...
Tallow per pelmet
11711114. s
Rum '
Hay iwr toe
At Light Street. on the 9th itt.t..
sepia Lillay. Esti., Mr. Elwartl Pow
Fie!lingered:, to 31ise )1117 11. S:i!
Light Street, all of Columbia Comity
flit the .5111 inyt., bv the AVM;
Ever. Mr. .Mielmel Etter, to Mi• 4 Ma
both of Itativille, Pa.
Ou the ith inst., by the quite. Mr.
on i nv, of tat:miss', to Miii Sarah
bath Keller, of Bloomsburg, ra.
At lineetitti, ',motile Comity. fel ti t ,
by the Bee. J. B. Ki
of Stockton. to Etatita J. Jurritt
Itazeltml, Pa.
Its Danville, en the It ult., Lizzie 1
aged 10 years, ti months at' tto days.
At the Cattswioa rarer Millis. on tit
'tug— very Ruilkleitly or heart itilease, 11
Chapman, smell ataini X r year..
In rgist liloomslong, on the 7th
after a long Hine 4. Mrs. J 011•••,
John opel about . ;O yew.
Ifloothsi.nrg. on the 12th inst.. 7.
S3IIIIIIIMI J. Eva:v. wits of Pr. .1. IL E%
in the 2 th year Or her 11: 4 ,.
31r , . Evans wav a tooirt egintable hely
sh e bete u p under her sulferinki to a
extent. and her demi, , e was not
tieipated until within a 11:w day* or the ti!
hour. She will rest in peace. • She w.•
good wife, a good mother. a good ehristi:
and on amount or thew: cluistiau and rot
virtues, her kiii will be deeply regretful.
But the will of 4 in.' be done!
At Williamsport, Pa. ) January last, at;
dessly, 3lrs. Itebteca
airs. K. was the daughter of J. D. :+I
Columbia Comity, lia%i.
!wen sarrie,l to 31:. Smith I{iu ball,
Williani,ort, a little over a year.
The rare ems :Hence of th,s pious you
liltly; umi lira reniatkable affection, coo
Hence and esteem wh;ch alie enjoyed mot
her austisaintoires, are, by the inhiersignu
deemed good reasons for a snore
delineation of leo. diameter titan ls usual!
, i% cis in a notice or death
In the Irrer , elit. 11111frelfeet entiditien of
ciety, when strange and unhappy biotin!:
ties :=0 often mix with and shade the yir , ! ,
good persons; when truth almost ar
tinually terhids us to give free scope to a ,
miration, and compel' , es to dispense 4 , v
praise with a measured and timid liberalk
tt is delightful to meet with an example t oo
character whose blanielesliess and wiles
purity spare us the pain of making Judo:
tams from its uniformity and virtues; 11!:'
our satisfaction is greatly increased when wt
remember that this character was unfoldet
within rho menal-ership of a 4 . 1.4.,;,fi
wholo Its have ha'
tir oppOrtimit:. or OlnwrVillg Wen a.
utilr. , elV”S, awJ %It, caa give utterance to out
ehiistian love t 1 rs.. !wet wilt as:itir:we of
finding sympathy teal a HI reeponse
hearts of all our readers.
that wg have a higher motive than the
relief and gratflication cf personal feelings
in paving this tribute or regard to our &-
Parte() Mend. We consider her example
and character very instructive, particularly
to young p:lnde. I ler lire. while it hos e
strong testimony to those mighty principles
of morality and religion, in which all classes,
ranks and ages have an interest, and on
which good :society rests, seems to tie Istn-
Bally valuable as "commentary onthe ca
pacities and right application of youth. as
demonstrating what a young person :nay
become, what honor, love and influence the
young, may gather around them, antl how
attrnetive are the Christian graces in the
morning of lilli.
Let us pay a short tribute to her memory.
It is a duty, and we perform it with a apt•
nachay pleasure. Sad indeed is it to real
ize that she is no mare! Hut her eliarao•
ter was one, it is soothing to remember.—
The recolketion of it eOlneA over the mind
the tcamtailizing breath of bpriug ie
asks no embelislittient. It would sutler by
a strained and labored eulogy.
The character of our beloved• sister in
Christ wad distinguished by mildness and
harmony—a.'! tioa elements were tempered
in her kindly and le:ppily. This mild and temper showed itscdf in her
`,,,0k and act. tier manners, her uoder
standing, her religion, all receive I a hue
flout it, just as a soft atmosphere commu
nicates its own tentkr and tian mull diame
ter to every object and scene viewed through
it. 11cr piety was a deep sentiment. It had
struck through anti entwined itself' her
whole soul, and partouk of' the general tem
perament of her mind. It was warm ant,
not heated ; earnest but trall , ;tlil; Ikea !ra
truth and principle, and not impulses ; fir:
religious air in which she moved and breath
ed was nut a tempestuous wind. giving fie
easional violence to her emotions ; but was
calm: and seemed like a constant dew dis
tilling upun her frum heaven, giving. rresh
ness to her durum sensibilities, and was us
gentle influence Seen not in its falling, but
111 its fruits of peace and love.
This excellent woman it has pleased God
to take from us, and without warning, when
her hope and pro pests for a lung. happy atol
useful life were to human eyes unclouded.
That. the days of one so amiable, so love•
ly, accomplished anti pious should be so
few ; that the course of one so gifted in
music and every charm should be so short.
is the general sorrow! But ought we to
think it short. In the best sense her pro
' dens life was long. To be the centre of so
many good influences; to awaken through
so large a eirele sentiments of strong affec
tions and esteem : to bear effectual testimo
ny to the religion of Christ; to exalt the
standard of useful character; to adorn her
profession and upheld and strengthen piety ;
,a be a friend to the poor. a model to die
rich ; to five its the hearts of parents. brot
ers and sisters, husband and - a tender step.
daughter, and unnumbered friends, to die
amidst goneratdeop unetfeetedlamentation,
surely lire eVillelleeS of a brief existence.
Honorable age is not that which stimdoth
i n l engt h o f time, nor which is tneasured by
number of years; but wisdom is the grey
hair unto way and au unspotted life is good
old age."
Such is a brief sketch of our lamented
friend and sister in the Lord. She was one
of the most fhidtless women of the most
devoted wives; of the utmost affectionate and
faithful step.mothor, and one of the fairest
examples of all the distinguishing virtues of
Farowoll, noisevea ; " these oyes mnst be
dimmed eve again thy';• Ah• Ali look upon
thine," but soon do we hope to Join thee
in thy far away home where thou wilt raise
thy sweetest, highest notes, and toual l ,wita
angelic skill the keys of overlastioit wain
to God and the Lamb.