Democrat and sentinel. (Ebensburg, Pa.) 1853-1866, June 21, 1866, Page 2, Image 1
Jlnnocrat ani Snttinrl. ' CL1RK VILSOX,Edltor&Proprlelot. EBEXSBURG, JUNE 21,:::::::::18GG. FOR GOVEEXOR. HI ESTER CLYMER. Democratic State Committee. A meetinsr of the Democratic State Com mittee will be held at the ST. CHARLES I HOTEL, on TUESDAY, the 3rd day of JULY, 1866, at 11 o'clock a. m. WJI. A. WALLACE, Chairman. AttentionA Proposition. The undersigned proposes to furnish the Democrat and Sentinel, during the approach ing campaign to new subscribers at a re duced price to clubs, for the period of four months July, August, September and Oc tober upon the following terms. 5 copies to oae address, - - - - $3 00 10 " " .... 5 00 20 " " " - --- 8 00 "We tLus offer the paper below cost, being at the rate of $1 80, 1 50 and $1 20 per year, for the purpose of getting it into more general circulation. There are 1500 Demo crats In the county, who do not take a coun ty paper. This can. all be avoided; if our Democratic friends sacrifice a little time in trying to get their neighbors to subscribe for the paper. A Club of ten ($5 00) cad be raised in aDy township in the county if some one will make the effort- We hope our friends in the different boroughs and townships will brinj this matter before their neighbors. No attention will be paid to orders, unless accompanied by the ca.-h". Address, CLARK WILSON, Ebensburg, Pa. The Kind of Organiztion We Need. The Lancaster Intelligencer makes the following sensible remarks which are ap plicable to this section : The Democracy should organize clubs immediately in every election district in the State. The object of these clubs should be organization. There is no spe cial necessity for much speech making yet. That will be done in due time and done with effect. When the appeal comes to be made to the people of Pennsylvania on the great issued now agitating the nation, we have no doubt as to .he response which will come swelling up from the great pop ular heart. The stump will be more po tent than it ha9 ever been before. The Kadicals cannot defcud their policy, and it will.be repudiated with scorn and loath ing. We shall have the masses with us in sentiment. But enthusiasm alone never yet accom plished great results. We need organic tion, close, perfect working organization. There is much other work to be done be sides making and listening to speeches. In the New England States and in New York the Kopub'icans have had an effi cient organization for years which reached to every school district in those states. Every voter has been registered and mark ed as with them, against them, or doubt ful. They could count up and ascertain very nearly what the result would be be fore an election occurred. Such organiza tion as that is a most potent engine of power. That is just what the Democra cy must do in Pennsylvania and elsewhere, if they would win. The time has gone by when elections can be carried without organization. We have a clear Demo cratic majority of votes in Pennsylvania if they are all polled. To do that, must constitute the chief work of the Democ racy. It is to employ every honorable means to accomplish such a result that we urge the formation of clubs in every election district in the state. That should be the especial object to which the town ship clubs should direct their attention. The voters should all be registered, mark ed and known. Then the potent agency of personal appeal must be 6uper-added to that of public speaking. It will be found to be infinitely more potent in the end. There are thousands of men who would vote with us if their minds were disabused of predjudice. Such men must be furnished with proper reading matter. The circulation of such literature and the adoption of proper means for polling the vote of every man who is ready to repu diate the radical platform and the candi dates who stand upon it, is the task set before the working Democrats of Penn sylvania. It can be done by proper concert o& action. The first step to take is to form a Democratic club in every election dis trict. We hope the Democracy in every district in the county will take this mat ter up and urge forward the work until it is fully accomplished. If it is well done, success is certain beyond a peradveture. Unless it is done we shall be defeated again as we were last fall, when fifty thou sand Democratic voters failed to reach the poll-. The Voice of a True Soldier. No man in the army from Pennsylva nia fought more gallantly during the re bellion than Col. W. W. II. Davis, of the Doylestown Democrat. Scorning to fawn and cringe to secure promotion he stood by his principles throughout the con test. He commanded a brigade almost from the commencement of the war, with his original rank of Colonel. He has been brevetted a Brigadier since the close of the war. The numerous honorable wounds which he bears on his body attest io his devotion to the Union and prove his undaunted bravery. Such a man has a right to speak to the soldiers of Penn sylvania. With his left hand, his right having been shattered by a shell, he writes for his paper, the Doylestown Dem ocrat : "No one can longer be made the dupe of false "glitter and show," nor deceived by the hollow cry of "patriotism and loy alty." Ihe soldiers who vere once im posed upon by the sophistry of the liadi cals, find their pretensions stripped bare. They were taught that they were fighting for the supremacy of the Union and the Constitution, aud now that their object was accomplished, is the victory to be taken from their hands, and are they to be told that the war was only to subserve partizan schemes? Ask the wife who sent forth her husband to maintain the nation's honor, if he went to force people out, or to keep States in. Ask the fond mother who packed the knapsack of her son, her bright and lovely boy, and sent him to battle with willing words, but heavy heart, from which conflict he ne'er returned ask her as she sits pensively in the summer twilight, remembering how she sat there a few years ago, with her only son by her side, and she will tell you while tears leap from her eyes, of the im pulse which moved her child. She will tell you that for the Union he fought and died, the whole Union represented by the flag with thirty-six glittering, stars upon it, one for every State, and not eleven erased from the rich emblazonry of its folds. Will the Kadicals dare, even with all their brazen effronterjr, go to the coun try upon the issues so plainly made up. When the soldiers fought against treason, are they to be told they fought for treason; when they fought to keep States in Vie Union, are they to be told they fought to drive Suites out f Before another year these questions are to be decided. We are also to decide between a noble Cauca sian destiny, and the blighted and misera ble condition of African equality. We are to decide whether the withering and baleful influences of Radicalism are to prevail over the broad and generous view of Conservatism. So plainly are the is sues drawn. Where shall we each 6land ? Party lines are not drawn so closely that once faithful adherents to a now broken and despicable cause should hesitate to march under our banner. We are pledg ed to a restoration of these States to their proper functions under the Constitution, and to oppose all attempts of the men who would elevate, for party purposes, even Satan himself to be their equal. But the signs of the times indicate promising results. " our power is ready; Our lack is nothing but our leave; L'acbeth Is ripe for shaking, and the powers above Put on their instruments. Keceive what 'cheer you may; The night is long that never finds the day." Let us all join in the grand army, and we will hurl trom the high places the men who daily disgrace them, and restore to power, now so justly merited, the party which for forty consecutive years ruled the country and elevated her to such a pitch of grandeur and renown. Then will the American Union . no longer be a by word of reproach among other nations, but her position will comport with the dig nity which should characterize so great a country. "A few evenings since" the editor of the Armstrong Republican "had the pleas ure" of shaking hands with the No Prefix Democrat, and was "agreeably disappoint ed" to find he was not "a vain, conceited coxcomb." On the contrary, like Joe Ilooker, he found him to be a very "hum ble man." Of course John has to be humble when he is out begging votes; but, like lacquer, his humility covers a large quantity of worthless "timber." Tiifi Disuniouists of Pulton county are urging the name of Dr. S. E. Duffield as a candidate for State Senator in that Dis trict. The Doctor has been a leader of the "forlorn hope" in little Fulton i for so long a time that we suppose his nomina tion is suggested on the ground that ; he would die easy. He knows the conse quence of such a rash venture and is, we presume, prepared. Mr. Howard Mann, aged about 40 years died of Cholera, in Baltimore, Md., on the 17th instant. It is supposed that the disease was contracted in New York City, where Mr. M. had been spending a few days. THE TEN PER CENT. TAX. Imlay & Bicknell's Bank Note Repor ter dated June 15, says : There are so many incoherent statements made about the tax that will be imposed on the issues of banks organized under State laws, paid out by banks on and a fter the 1st of July, 18GG, that it is important for every busi ness man to understand the law. The Act of Congress, of March 3d, 1SG5, reads thus: Sec. G. And be it further enacted, That every National Banking Association, shall pay a tax of ten per cent, on the amount of notes of any State Bank or State Banking Association paid out by them, after the first day of July, 1866. It will be noticed that the tax is im posed only on bunks paying out other notes than those of National Baifks, or United States legal tenders, and that in no case can the tax be imposed on individuate, merchants, brokers, or agents, (other than Banks,) paying them out, or using them in their business. The circulation of the notes of State banks among individuals, is in no way interfered with by this law. Holders of these notes need be under no apprehension of any loss by the ten per cent, tax imposed, as Banks alone are subject to that penalty for paying them out alter the time speci fied in the law, for as some of our eotem porarics remark, there will really be no tax at all on State bank circulation, be- causo no one but banks are taxed for pay ing them out, and they will not be under the penalty. Private bankers will spring up throughout the country, and will buy up from brokers the bills of the State banks, and use them as circulation for the people, while the State banks will close up, to some extent, after providing for the re demption of their notes when returned to their redeeming agent. We think ' that the effect of this will be that less deposits will be made with banks, and more with private bankers and banking officers, who are left free to receive and pay out State bank notes. Shrewd bankers see this, and already some changes have leen made ; or rather, banks closed (both Na tional and State) and private banking of fices opened in their places ; and doubtless many more changes will occur of the same kind, as very good reasons will ex ist for the changes, which are, that by closing the banks they avoid heavy taxes which the States are attempting to impose on both National and State ; as private bankers, they are not liable to a tax on the currency they pay out, but are left free to receive and pay out State bank notes ; and now that the banking business is less profitable than for the past few years, theso considerations have weight. How They Love the Soldier. - The following pictures, which we clip from the news columns of our exchanges, need but little comment ; "A soldier, sick and destitute, is now lying at Globe Hotel. Yesterday they were talking of sending him to the poor house. If there is any loyalty and pat riotism left in Indianapolis, that means anything more than words," &c Indi anapolis Jcrald, June G. The following is from the Cleveland Herald, of June 12, and occurred in the loyal city of Cleveland : A sad Affair A poor soldier's wid ow, living in the house adjacent to the Bethel Church, on Water street, had her household goods thrown into the 6treet late yesterday evening by a constable. It is said her rent was paid up to last Fri day. She has been in the house about two years, and supported herself and two little children by washing. All who are acquainted with her, in that part of the city, represent her to be a very good and industrious woman. The broad canopy of heaven was the covering of her houso last night. And here is the following from a Wash ington dispatch of the Associated Press, a few days ago : "Gen. Howard has begun the distribu tion of the 825.000 appropriation by Con gress for the releif of destitute and suffer ing freedmen in this district. A board has been appointed, with Dr. Ivelburn, chief of the surgical bureau as president, and the city divided into two districts, with a superintendent for each." The poor Cleveland widow of a dead soldier, living next door to a Church she and her two little children thrown into the street by a constable, and passing the weary night in the open air ! What an inducement for a white man to die for his country I. The woman was white her babes were white. Had they been black, half a dozen long-nosed philanthropists in green spectacles would have come to the rescue. Venango Spectator. , - Mr. La whence, a Disunion member of the Kump Congress from Pennsylvania, introduced into that body, on ' Thursday last, a bill to create a National Bureau of Insurance. As the measure, proposed ha3 no foundation whatever in common sense, we have no doubt that the House will speedily pass it. DEATH OF GENERAL CASS. Our telegraphic column, yesterday, says the Pittsburgh Post of the 19th instant, contained the announcement of the death of the great Michigan statesman General Lewis Cass, in his eighty third year. He was a New Englander by birth but moved to Ohio at an early age. When quite young he was elected to the Ohio Legislature and remained almost con stantly in office until he left Mr. Bccuas an's Cabinet. He was Governor, Cabi net officer, Minister, to France and United States Senator ; his most remarkable per formances were his pamphlet while in France upon the quintuble treat', his ad vocacy of fifty four forty while a Senator, and his support of the compromise meas ure of 18.30. General Cass was, from his return from France, up until 1852 a standing candi date for the Presidency. In 1844 the enemies of Van Bcukx fixed upon the General as their candidate ; but they fail ed to nominate him, owing to the adroit management of Van Buren's friends with drawing his name and substituting that of Governor Polk, of Tennessee. In 1848 the General was nominated at Baltimore, but the Barnburners under the lead of Van Buren got up their Buffalo platform dodge, dividing the Democracy and secu ring the election of General Taylor. In 1852 the contest for the Democratic nom ination at Baltimore was so fierce be tween the friends of Cass, Buchanan, Marcy, and Douglas, that they were, after five days battling all withdrawn and the nomination given to General Piekck. After this the General withdrew from the position of a Presidential aspirant, and in 185 6 he favored the nomination of Mr. Buchanan. Slavery in Massachusetts. Moore's "Notes on the History of Sla very in Massachusetts," just published by the Appletons, is an interesting and time ly work. It appears from unimpeachable data, that of all the stringent slave codes which have existed in this country, that of the Commonwealth which claimed two hundred years ago, and claims now, to be a moral prodigy, was the most arbitrary, godless and cruel. But this is not all. Mr. Moore shows that the laws establish ing slavery in Massachusetts were never formally repealed, and that it only ceased to exist there by reason of the dying out or removal of the negroes ! It seems, therefore, that the old Puritan Common wealth was, in point of law, a slave State until 18G6, when the Constitutional amendment terminated slavery forever within the limits of the United States. C3In a discussion in Congress on the 14th of June, Mr. Harris, on referring to the assassination of President Lincoln, said : Beferring to the assassination of Lin coln, he said: Mary Surrett was convict ed of course. Sue was tried by a court martial. Her immediate execution was ordered. She entreated for four days to enable her to overcome the shock, and the better to prepare her soul to meet her God. "Not an hour," thundered forth the voice from the War Department. "On with the gallows, the coilin and grave, the an gels of Heaven shall not rejoice over this repentant sinner." Agents of mercy sought the ear of a higher authority, and probably a more merciful heart. But Preston King was janitor that day, and they were excluded. Where is Preston King ? Echo answers, where. She was thus executed speedily, and notwithstand ing application had been made, in behalf of her heart-broken daughter, for her re mains, those remains are still in the keep ing of the War Department. Pontius Pilate delivered the body of Jesu3 to Jo seph of Arimathea, but a worse than Pontius Pilate is here. "It is true that wo are completely un der the saddle of Massachusetts and Con necticut, and they ride us very hard, cru elly insulting our feelings, as' well as ex hausting our strength and subsistance. Their natural friends, the three other East ern States, join them from a sort of fami ly pride, and they have the art to divide cer tain other parts of the Union so as to make use of them to govern the whole." The words, in which the present situa tion of these States is so exactly descri bed, are not ours; they were written in June, 1798, not in June, 1866 ; and the hand that penned them wrote also, the Declaration of A mcrican Independence. They are taken from a ' letter of Thomas Jefferson to John Taylor, of Carolina, Virginia. The Democracy of Fayette county have named CoL T. R Scaright, formerly a .member of the Legislature, as their choice for the State Senate. They have also renominated Chas. E. Boyle, Esq. , for a seat in the House. Both of these gentlemen were formerly editors of the Genius of Libert. News Items. The mother of Senator Sumner is dead. Another death from cholera occurred in New York on the 15th instant. C3"General Lewis Cass died in Detroit, on the morning of the 17th inst, aged eighty-three years. Judge Lane, late Chief Justice of the June the 12th. North Carolina papers notice the prevalence among cattle of a malignant disease much like the rinderpest. The merchants of Savannah, Ga. , are making arrangements to celebrate the Fourth of July in grand style. Several cases of sun-stroke occurred in liichmond, Virginia, on Wednesday. The weather was intensely hot 90 in the shade. The Postmaster-General refuses to in crease the pay of New England railroads for carrying the mails. A boy, twelve years of age, stabbed his mother in Beading on Friday, while she was punishing him. Hon. James Humphrey, member of Congress from Brooklyn, N. Y., died in that city on Saturday. "President" Boberts, of the Fenian Brotherhood, is in Washington, on impor tant business conuected with the brother hood. W. W. Seaton, f-rmerlv connected with the (National Intelligencer,) died in Washington on Saturday, at the age of eighty-one years. The report that the rinderpest existed in New York is denied by the officers of the Agricultural Society. The dsease is pleuro pneumonia. It is stated as a noticeable fact that the department at Washington has issued more pass-ports to A inericans visiting Eu rope this year than in any preceeding one. The Fenian news from Canada created much excitement at Victoria (Vancouver's Island.) Two men-of-war and two gun boats had received orders to cruise off the harbor. A Malignant fever has broken out at the District of Columbia jail and Wash ington Workhouse, of so fatal a type, that commitments of prisoners have been stopped. Late advices report there had been sev eral cases of cholera in Jamaica, but the disease was not spreading. A larger number of cases continued to occur in Guadaloupe. Two fatal cases of cholera have oc curred in New York city. One was an infant, the other a stranger, who had been two days in the city. At thequaren- tine there had been two new cases and one death. The Italian ship Napoleon Canevero, which sailed from Macao for Calluo on the 8th of March, with six hundred coo lies on board, was burned on the second day out, and all on board are supposed to have perished. Cotton in Georgia has commenced to blossom. The recent rains have over whelmed the crop in many places with grass. Wheat throughout the State is harvested, and although the crop turns out better than was feared some time ago, it is by no moans excellent. . Elias IIowk, the inventor and patentee of the sewing machine needle, has. declar ed his purpose not to apply for an exten sion of his patent, on the ground that he has made a million and a half dollars on it already, which he regards as fortune enough for one man. What Constitutes a Barrel. An important question was settled at the last term of one of our Courts, of which our oil men will do well to take heed. A purchaser contracted for one hundred barrels at 89,00, but sent to the well barrels which considerably overrun forty-two gallons each. The producer filled eighty-five barrels of these, making 4,200 gallons, one hundred barrels of 42 gallons each, but declined to fill any more. He was sued for the fifteen barrels claim ed. On the trial it was claimed that the act of Assembly provided that 31$- gal lons make a barrel, and that no custom, nothing but express agreement between the parties, could reckon a barrel at more. Consequently, the claimant, instead of re ceiving his fifteen barrels, as sued for, was compelled to account for the excess of 4,200 gallons, over one hundred bar rels, reckoning each barrel at 3H gallons. The sharp practice, therefore, of some oil purchasers, who had been increasing the capacity of their barrels, will not 8tand a legal test unless they specify the number of gallons held by their barrels, they can not recover in a court of law, over the 31i gallons fixed, by the act of Assembly. Pittsburgh Post. . A Soldiers' Convention. An infor mal meeting of the "boys in blue," from various sections of the State, favorable to the election of Hon. Heister Clynier, will be held in llarrisburg on the 28th of this month. Arrangemeuts will then be made for a Clymer Soldiers' State Convention, to be held thereafter at such time and place as may bo determined upon. It is expected and desired that as many as pos sible of the good representative men among those who have served their coun try in the field may be present to take the initiative in the movement. Tin: jur iters. Ebensburg, June 20, 18GC. iHir 13 to 814 per barrel; Corn, sj bushel; Beans, 81-25 to 82 ; HuiM-r. i.jl per pound ; Eggs, 15c per dozen - ls seed, 82.50 ; Timothyseed, 83,50 ; C! verseed, 83 ; Coffee, 30 and 31c jw-r 1, . Molasses, 90c per gallon ; Syrup, $q rand 81-40 ; Brown Sugar 12 ami l:j C i j per . Wit 2Qto 22c . j, ce. cents ; Yool, oO cents per pound. The following report of the Pl.bi phia Market is gleaned from the Evening Putt, dated June 23, lSuG : Flour and Meal The market cont's ues dull. About 8000 bis sold, hi l; mostly to the retailers and bakers, at prices ranging from 88 and 8.50 per LI fur .u. perfine, $0 and 10 for extra, 81 1 and H,. 25 for low grade north-west funiilv, 1J . 50 and 11,75 for fancy do, 8ll..i0an-I 14 for Pennsylvania and Ohio family, ar j 815 and 1G for fancy brands, as to . ty. Bye Flour sells in a small wav t; 86,50 per bbl. Pennsylvania Corn MeJ sold at 84,25 per Lbl. Grain The receipts of Prime Whe?.: continue very light. About 3,5") lUi prime red sold at 82,95 and 3 ; 00 kj iai common do at 82,55 and 2,00 ; 10,003 bus spring Wheat at from 2,30 aiiil 2, l.i, and small lots of white at from 83,10 a:. 3,25 per bus, according to quality. Ton:,, sylvania Bye 1000 bus sold at 81.21 and 1,22 per bus. Corn 20,000 I ., prime yellow sold at from 95 and ; anoat and in the ears ; 2U'JU bus p.-.-;-yellow at 98c in store, and 10,MJ l ;5 Western mixed at 90 and 94c per l,u;. Oats 2500 bus Delaware soli ut 7 : G0OO bus Pennsylvania at 73 ainj 7-Jo. and 14,000 bus Western at 03 anj Jo per bus. Provisions Prices continue verr fa. n:. but the demand is limited. Small --a! $ are making at 831 and 31,50 per 1 1 1. for new Mess Pork ; 20 and 25c p r i:j for Bacon Hams ; 19 and 20c fur :!; led do ; 14Jc for salt Shoulders, and 2Jj and 23c per lb for prime tierce lard, let ter Sales of solid roll at 20 and 25c. ! e latter for good. Cheese Sales of New York at 19 and 22e. Eggs Saks a:e making at 26 and 27c per doz. Frcit We notice sales at 15 and le : new range from 19 to 21c. Peaches a: disposed of in a small way at 20 an J 2i: for unpared halves. Seeds Cloverseed ; 400 bus prime ?:!1 at 87 and 7,50 per 64 lbs. Timothy small sales i reported at 85 and 5,50 per bus. Flaxseed ; 300 bus sold at 81 25 and 3,30 per bus. Tallow Small sales of city rcn 1 rt 1 are making at 12c, and country at lTc per lb. Wool About 50,000 lbs sold in i. rs at prices ranging from 57 and G: for fine fleece ; 55 and 57c for medio ;u , and 35 and 10c per lb for course u:v.v.i;1.. ed, as to quality. Live Stock. The supply of Ik f Cat tle during the past week amounu-l :j about 1.400 head. The prices r.;J:z-"-i from 17 and 18 cts per lb. 250 t' brought from 850 to 70 per Lai Sheep 8000 head were di.poeJ of ?.' from 6 and GJc per lb 2S00 lb at from 813,00 and 14, per 100 lU The following report of the l'i::?lur;h market is extracted from the J.t of ibe 19th instant. Flour, 812, 812 50, $12 75 an i per barrel ; Spring Wheat Flour, 'l0 and 8H; Cheese, 1G, 17, IS, 22 ar. 23c per pound ; Oats, 57 a:ul t'e y bushel: Wheat, S2.25 ; Corn, 8' 1 a: r- 1 81c ; Barley, 90 and 95c ; Butter, 20arJ 22c per pound; Eggs, 22 and 2 to M dozen ; Sugar Cured Hams, 21 an 1 -per pound; Clear Sides, IS ami Bibbed, 17c; Shoulders, 15 J, and 1 oc Iron anh Steel. The lievenue re mission has made some very interc-t -Z statements about the iron nnl-: vlr sources of the United States. It app that we are the largest iron ctnii!n r- the Globe, and of the annual ounsump.'i--we manufacture about 1 ,500,0' Vi wrj. and import 300,000 tons additional. 1" the manufacture of steel tho Coninii?---- 1 states that we have almost eraaiicjpr:: ourselves from dependence on tl-i e'un.rv as American cast-steel has been tried -.r the most skillful manipulators of liitf car lery, tools, and both heavy and cL-lk- machinery, and in all the evidence ol : excellent quality is beyond dispute. LOVE AND JIATIUMOXY. Ladies and gentlemen, if you w;? marry, address the undersigned, w'a w tend you, without money and without pr valuable information that will tu'i' .v to marry happily and speetiilv. irresjn ' vi of age, wealth, or beauty. This ri ticn will cost you nothing, ainl if jiu " ": to marry, I will cheerfully asist ye-u. ' letters strictly confidential. The ut'sire ! in formation sent by return mail, aul u ward asked. Address SARAH Ti. I.AM3KKT. Greenpoint, Kings Co., Ne Jane 7,'66-3m IlmnwAT Robbery. As Mr. e ' tax collector of Cromwell township, Bii passing through the bridge r.cnr Crlix"''"-1-on his way home, on last Friday eveir.Hr about dusk he was appealed to by a s3 lying on the floor of the bridge forassiuc Mr. Kelly alighted from his liorso to aui tae supposed sick man when the scoundrel a signal and two ruffians rushed on ?rr. r from their hiding places, beat, danger v -, t stabbed and robbed him of betweeu i" and $100. The highwaymen thru l-t - 3 have not yet been arretted. JIunl'J'- Monitor.