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ring the bong recess of Congress ; and
uow, at last, it 'usable to tiethatelligently
with-zonienilicial knowAdge of the sit
.YOU will aslirme, perhaps what is my
policy of reconstruction I will tell you in a very few words. It is the of„reconstruction laid down by
dre.r Johnson., with such - emphasis and
earnestness, in his speeches made to the
people between the month of June,
1664, and the month of Zi ay, 1865. [Ap
plause.] I endorse his sentiments, pro
claimed by him in Nashville the ight
be, was nominated Vice President, and
by him in the capital, the day when the
news of the surrender of Lee's army
was received.. I endorse the sentiments
uttered by . him to various committees
upon his entering on the Presidency.—
I learned - those sentiments from him,
and cannot unlearn them now. I be
lieved in them then, and I believe in
them still. They showed his construc
tion of the Baltimore platform—and
higher still, of his feelings of duty to
the country. His radical speeches in
Tennessee were endorsed by his election
—and I, Land by those declarations.—
Yet they can be condensed into one sin
gle sentence, and that is,
shall gOvern a preserved Republic."—
[Cheers.] I stand by that doctrine ;
the Congress of the United States stands
by that doctrine. It will prevail—and
in the policy of reconstruction which
shall be adopted, if we are faithful to
ourselves ; if we are faithful to the coun
try; if we are faithful to the brave men
who went forth from their happy homes
to die for the salvation of the country.
We will proclaim in our legislation, as
Andrew Johnson proclaimed at Nash
ville, "Loyal men shall govern a pre
EL TENNESSEE COGRESSULIIN ON
bolonel,slsQETS, a loyal Tennesseeau,
who raised and commanded a regiment.
which did good service in the LilliQll
army, and who is one of the membVs. l
of Congress elected by
. 116 -State - , iihs
recently been earnestly advocating the
ejection of General HawLEY, the Union
candidate for Governor in Conneeticut.
In a speech delivered at Fairhaven, on
Wednesday last he ably defended the
action of ,Congress on reconstruction, asi
will-be seen by the following extract :
"But it-is said a radical Congress will
not admit Union men of the South. I
am one of those men, au applicant. for
a seat in Congress. believe when the
proper time comes Congress will do its
duty in regard tto Tennessee and any
other State that takes the same position.
Why-is it not done now? We have had
a war for four or five years. You can
not expect Congress to heal all these
differences in a tew days. It was their
duty to examine the condition of the
government of those States, to eN - amitie -
their -constitutions and laws, and- when
their loyal government is properly es
tablished to recognize it, and then one
point is settled. After that comes the
question'as to the qualification of mem
bers: Congress had a right to prescribe
a test-oath, and I say here that I would •
sit in my seatuntil I froze to dealhbefore
I would ever vote to rpeal that oath until
the Southern people and their papers
show a different tone towards the Union
men of the South. Now the President
has said himself that Congress must
declare the -State government properly
established before it can become valid.
Why, then, are - these States not admit- I
ted ? Because they have not complied
with the President's own requirements.
But Tennessee has ; why is she not ad
mitted: I will tell you. Congress ask
ed for evidence as to these States. It
asked for the proclamations, constitu
tions, documents, laws. The President
never sent them to Cpugress until
March. But meanwhile it had been
gathering proof from other quarters,
and at length it was just ready to admit
TennesSee. Then one branch of the
Legislatute was disorganized, and the
rebel element, not being willing to sub
mit to the rule of the majority,- sought
to break up and destroy the -govern
ment. They left the House without a
quorum and it is still without a quorum.
And I say that while the government
was in that condition, there is not a
man of you who would think that State
should be recognized. We therefore do
liot complain of the delay. We know
that admission now would destroy the'
Union element of those States. Congress
is doing right in holaing them back.—
When the rebel armies first surrender
ed, there was everywhere a disposition
toward loyalty, but I stand here to-night
to say-that there is now a feeling as deep
and bitter toward the Union men-of the
South, as there ever was in 18i30 or 1861.
And the facts have proved that Con
gress, in its cool and deliberate treat
ment of the matter, deserves the thanks
of all Union men in giving opportunity
for these rebels to show, their hands.—
Time will show that Congress was
right. But all these things will be set
tled wisely and safely, and when loyal
men get control of these governments,
there will.then be no difficulty, and all
these questions will be satisfactorily
settled. In Tennessee we shall elect
new members to make a quorum, on
Saturday next, then the franchise bill,
securing control to loyal men, will pass,
and then I have no doubt that Congress
will act promptly and rightly."
The New York Herald says Hiester
Clymer has not the shadow of a chance
for Governatorial honors, and coolly
asks him to withdraw from the canvass
It declares that they (the Pennsylvania
Democracy) "have set up as their can
didate for Governor in their next Oct
ober election a Mr. Hiester Clymer
against a leading Union General, last
from Sherman's army. And NG-hO is
this Mr. Clymer? A -politician from
Berks county, only distinguished in the
late struggle of life or death with the
rebellion as a copperhead of the hu
manitarian school of Vallandigham.—
This is just as Fornev, the "dead duck"
of Washington, would have the battle
shaped in Pennsylvania. - It could not
be better adapted to his game of an
election of Forney to the United States
Senate.. Hiester Clymer, in fact,
though he may suit such old party '
as Buchanan and Black, is a great
mistake. But. It is a mistake which
Pennsylvania democracy meet in an
other State Convention, and setting
aside Clymer, let them put up a
thorough-going Johnson' Union man,
through the war and since the peace—
such a man, for instatice, as Senator
Cowan—and they cannot fail to revolu
tionize the old Keystone State in Oct
ober." • •
If the iierald or anybody else ima
gines that Edgar Cowan is not apprais
ed at hig proper value -by the people of
Pennsylvania, suppose they try the ex
periment of running him for some of
ace.. The poor wretch could pot be elect
ed constable of any township in his own
A citizen of Portland, on his way
home a few nights ago, was stopped by
a couple of villainous' chaps, with a
rough demand for the time. As-if to
pull out his watch, he drew forth one of
'Bailey's best six-shooters., with the quiet
remark, " It's likely to strike two short
ly." He was carefully let alone.
The Methodist papers report fifteen
thousand three hundred conversions up
to March 7, as the result of the recent
WEDNESDAY,' .APRIL 25, 1866
With MALICE toward none, with mums-for ALL, with
hrturiCSEF to the Maar, lot Litt attire to finish the work_
we are in, to bind-up the nation's woundq, to Care
for him who shall bare borne the battle, and for his
widow and orphans. and to do all nhich may ach ie% e
and Oerish a just and lasting peace among ourselves
and(Withall nations.—A. LINCOLN-MARCH 4.1865.
CIRCULATION 1,6 00-
NM. - GEN. JOHN W. GEARY,
OF CUMBERLAND COUNTY
THE 1 AGITATOR FOR THE CAM-
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Nov. Ist :
Twenty copies; (one addres%) 15 Q 0
The friends of Equal Rights and
Universal Freedom, who believe that
treason is a crime, and should be pun
ished, can, we believe, di) the cause
good service by raising clubs in their re
A MELLItINANT AGE
Can it *be possible that the millenial
period has closed, and the devil been
unchained, to work his evil will up and
down the earth ?
Men used to diSagree about men, mea
sures, and policy. The battle used to be
waged as fi conflict of opinions. Once
there was a neutral ground, where men
of various shades of opinions, and men
of no fixed ideas, could meet and dis
cuss their differences.
All that is changed. The outbreak of
the rebellion appeared to sift the mass
of men in respect to their very natures.
All that was devilish was heaped in
store to feed the flame of armed treason,
while. the good, the passive good, the
moral, the pride of gountry and the love
of country, rallied about the Govern
Then a line of division ran between
men, as marked as the division of night
and day. The enemies of order, whe
ther great or little; gravitated to their
place—among traitors. Evil thoughts,
long suppressed, arose and wrote them
selves upon the foreheads of their own
ers. Base impulses came to the surface,
and made their hideous mark. The evil
which before was passive, or negatiVe,
became, under the delirious excitement
of the times, _active and positive.
Look back to that solemn year. The
fabric of society seethed to be rent and
torn by inimical forces from within and
without The 'nation was suddenly
awaked, as from a deep sleep, and flung
into the confhsion of a war for life. 'As
between utter villains and honest men,
the utter villains were the coolest, the
most self-poised: And this, because vil
lains plot and plan while honest men
pursue their daily avocations, or sleep.
So, when treason struck its first blow,
it let loos:e'en the arch enemies of soci
ety—Falsehood,Deceit, Detraction, and
unblushing' Perfidy. These were the
agents of the most stupendous crime in
history. They worked for wages. They .
worked faithfully. - They hunted- the
living to the graYe, and then, like jack
als, they clamored over the corpse We
said—" A Malignant Age;" the adjec
tive is too feeble. The age became su
per-Satanic, under the baleful influences
of these agents of Crime.
The calm observer will see that these
influences are not less active this - Very
day and year than then. True, the devil
now attempts to play gentleman, and
patriot, and special Providence. But
the cloven hoof rings out as it spurns
the solid g,rou nd of Right, and the stench
of the pit cline; to the fashionable gar
meats of the masquers. Let no man be
deluded into the belief that the solemn
individual who makes much haste to
publish his acceptance of the situation,
is less malignant now than when he
made drinking-cups out of the skulls of
Northern soldiers, or -ornaments from
Deliberate perfidy cannot be forgotten
or forgiven among men. The man who
sneered at the efforts of the Government
to put down treason, walked, from that
hour, seen and known of men, with the
brand of traitor upon his forehead.—
Will you excuse him ? Will you do
more—palliate his offence, and either
by-co-operation or, neglect help to re
ward him ? ' , .
Not if you ate a man. Not if you are
worthy of liviiag in a 'redeemed coun
try. The utmost that a traitor, or an
abettor of treason, can ask, or expect, is
the privilege of living and working, the
scorn of every true man,' but otherwise
unmolested. Treason is a premeditated
crime. It is not the fruit of sudden an
ger, as mnrder may be and often is. It
is a premeditation of ruin, to be wrought
out by cunning, if possible, by force if
Is it necessary to admonish sensible
men, that the man who deliberately de
ceives you cannot be trusted? Is it ne
cessary to say that the man who betrays
his trust deliberately, will betray his
neighbor when such petty treason will
secure his ends? Or is it necessary to
affirm that he who turned a cold shoul
der upon the Country in its dire need,
and only returned to his allegiance when
the peril was over, cannot be trusted to
day, nor to-morrow, nor yet to-morrow ?
So we exhort-the people who served
the country, who remained true and
steadfast wheh the night was profound
and starless, to remember, that though
no great armed hosts threaten us as they
did then, still the day of our true deliv
erance from the night of peril is notyet
here. We must not sleep. We must
keep watch and ward yet a little while
longer, until ihis great, hulking crime,
called " treason," shall be so punished
that men shcdl shudder when it creeps
into their thoughts, and avoid it as they
`Gen. GEARY has replied to a letter
numerously signed by merchants and
business men of Pittsburg, touching the
policy of a general railroad law. He
spuiltS directly to the point, and declares
hitnoclf firmly opposed to the monopoly
ofall the railroad franchises of the State
by any company whatever.
Thank you, Gen. Geary. The people
have just had an earnest of what the
Pennsylvania Central railroad compa
ny would do if it could—that is, it would
secure the franchises in thirty-three
counties in Northern and Central Penn
sylvania, if it could. General Geary
pledges himself to protect the northern
and western counties, yet free from the
grasp of that great monopoly, from its
An exchange asks why Mr. Clymer
has not been written to on the same sub
ject. Because the shrewd business'men
of the State do not think Mr. Clymer
will ever be called upon to inaugurate
any policy as chief magistrate of Penn
sylvania. That is good reason enough.
There is fair ground to pre.,ume that
Europe is soon to witness another war
like convulsion. The difficulty now ap
pears to exist between Prussia and Aus
tria ; and the cams belli is stated to be
that the former proposes to annex the
Duchies, and so consolidate the king
(four. To this Austria objects, and both
paities are mustering • their armies. It
is hardly to be expected that a war once
kindled iu the heart of Europe will re
main local. If Prussia and Austria gettl
to fighting, Russia and France may be
counted in. '
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We most heartily endorse Andrew
Johnson's recommendation, . recently
made, that all appointments to, and pro
motions in, government offices, shall be
given to discharged soldiers, otherwise
qualified, instead of to those who re
mained at home during the war.
That is right. To the victors in the
late great war for truly free govern
ment, belong the rewards of patronage.
We shall uphold that sort of policy.
But how will it suit the President's
late-born admirers, Who not only staid
at home, but tried to keep everybody
vibe at homeraleo? How do you like it.?
The Harrisburg correspondent of the
Franklin A'epository writes as follows:
" The Union men should know that the mem
bers of . the Democratic State Committee are au
thorizid by C0W.611 to report to him all cases
where Republicans can be *lnd to accept offices
with Tohnton's conditions annexed; and, upon
the recommendation of the Copperhead commit
tee men, Cowan will have the changes made as
soon as Congress adjourns, so that confirmation
will not be necessary!"
Very good. But suppose that Con
gress refuses to adjourn ; what becomes
of Air. Cowan's nice arrangement then ?
Judge Advocate General HOLT was
lately before the Committee•on Recon
struction, and gave that committee the
evidence of the complicity o'f Jell': Da
vis and C. C. Clay in the murder of
Abraham Lincoln. It is said to be di
rect and unequivocal, and will not be
made public except on trial of the ac
cused. The rebel sympathizers are de
nouncing the evidence as bogus. Ah,
how they expose their traitorous hearts
by championing assassination
Since the passage of: the Civil Rights
bill over the President's veto, the Cop
perhead papers are laboring to show
that there is no quorum in the Senate.
Suppose that the President should turn
out a Republican from a fat office, and
nominate a Copper for the place instead ;
and suppose the Senate should confirm
the nomination._ The question is, would
the Copperheads object to the appoint
ment and confirmation, on the ground
that eleven States were not represented
in the Senate?
A Copperhead paper before us declares
that the Republican journals must soon
go over to the free-traders. We guess
not. When the Republican party pro
poses to follow the Copperhead politi
cians in discriminating in favor of Brit
ish industry, and against home inch's.-
try, it will deserve to meet the fate of
betrayers of the common. interest. Free
trade is simply another name for play
ing into the hands of British capitalists.
No true friend of Pennsylvania can be
a free-trader. Let us hear no more of
the old fraud—" Polk, Dallas, and the
tariff of '42."
The New York Daily Newels reported
to have used the following language re
" We urge 'all Democrats to support
President Johnson, because we claim
the honor of making him President.—
The Abolitionists only by constitutional
means elected him to the position of
The writer of that paragraph ought to
,be suspended about thirty minutes, and
then cut down.
The latest horror is the brutal slaugh
ter of a family of eight persons near
Philadelphia, by a German laborer,
named Antoine Probst. The object of
the niurder does not seem fully dev'el
oped yet, but money is presumed to have
been the temptation. The full particu
lars fill eight columns of the Press, and
are too disgusting for reproduction. The
,ticiey came out on the inquest,
are, briefly, as follows: The discOvery
of the deed took place on the 11th of
April, instant, but the murder was done
the previous Saturday. It was remarked
by the neighbors that there had been
no stir about the premises for several
days; that the horses and cattle were
not out of the stables. These things
were remarked upon, and at last the
place was visited by two neighbors, and
the horrible deed discovered. The vic
tims were all killed with an axe, and
compriSe an entire family, from-the pa
rents to an infant child.
The murderer is in custody. He bad
been a soldier, and is described as a very
brutal looking fellow.
"Corruption is soon buried. Let us
That would be a' case of hope after
death and burial. Is that orthodox?
The Cholera is in New York
A severely rebellious paper - out in
Way,4#. - ecitityviesPl g
over the law disfranchising deserters.—
The editor elopes by
saying that his op
position to the iaw dues not arise from
sympathy with any man who would de
sert his country in the hour of its dan
ger, but for that "large clas's of orderly
and honorable citizens who refused to
respond to the President's calls for
troops to suppress rebellion." That is
to say, he opposes the law because it
makes desertion - of one's country infa
mous crime. Who did desert their
country in the hour of danger, if it was
not these " honorable" chaps for whom
lie has so much sympathy ? Who?
XXXIXth Congress---Ist Cession.
April 10. The House passed a bill to
relieve soldiers' memorials from postage.
A bill to authorize the coinage of a new
Live-cent piece was also passed. _
April 11. SENATE. A resolution di
recting enquiry into file expediency of
educating soldiers in the army, was
The House passed the bill to reim
burse the State of Missouri in the sum
of $7,775,000 for war expnses.
April 12. SENATE. Mr. Stewart of
fered a joint resolution to amend the
Constitution, so as to prohibit distinc
tions in civil or suffrage on ac
count of color. Eulogies on Senator
Foot were delivered by Sumner, Fes
senden, Johnson, and others, and the
.The House passed the Senate bill to
prohibit the sale of liquor in the Public
Buildings and Grounds of Washington.
Adjourned in respect to the memory of
April 13. SENATE. The, bill to pro
hibit auy Territorial officer from being
absent troin the Territory for more than
thirty .days, was discussed. Mr. Con
ness denounced the custom of appoint
ing Territorcal officers from the States.
He said that the offices were filled with
broken down politicians from the States,
whereas they should be appointed from
the Territories where the offices are to
be filled. The bill went over.
The House passed a bill giving an an
nuity of .$250 to Mrs. McCook, in consi
deration of the services of her husband
and eight sons during the war. Noth
ing further was finally acted upon.
Congress was not in session on the
14th, it being the anniversary of the as
sassination of Abraham Lincoln. All
the Departments were closed by order
of the President,,and services were held
in commemoration of the event in most
of the churches.
April H. SENATE. A severe passage
at-arms took place' between Senator
Conness,, sober, and Senator McDou
gall, drunk, both of California. The
sober Senator, who is a Republican said
some severe things about ~ M cDoug4ll.
McDougall, who, besides being a sot, is
a gambler and libertine, ieplied in the
language supposed to be current in gam
bling houses and brothels. The Presi
dent called him to order, and after some
parley he took his seat.
The House,took up the resolution to
base representation upon the number of
voters, and postponed - it for the present.
Steps were taken to punish fraudulent
claim agents. The army bill was con
sidered, and a motion to strikeout all of
the bill relating to the Veteran Reserve
Corps, was defeated after a sharp debate.
Jurors Drawn for Flay Term, 1866.
GRAND Jortuns.—Bloss—Ed. Brown. Brook
field—George A. Lambert. Charleston—Harvey
Adams, William .1. Richards. Clymer—E. H.
Stebbins, George Ackley. Delmar—John Carr,
Ellis Bodine. Elkland-13. L. Brown. Fall
Brook—Michael Peters. Farmington—Geo. W.
Forsythe, Reuben IL Close, George M. Burch.
Jackson—Reuben Stewart. Knoxville—l. W.
Bellows. Liberty—John Hartsock. Middlebu•
ry—W. R. 8; March, Charles J. Humphrey, Geo.
Stevens. Mansfield—John M. Phelps.' Oeeola
—Augusta' Smith Richmond—Daniel L. Fra
nck. Westfield—Charles Bliss, Peter Bush.
TRAVERSE Junorts—Pirst Week.
Sloes--W. W. Williams.
Chatham—lL F. Daniels, Jr.. Lyman. Hulburt,
John Mead, Darwin Sykes, James Temple.
Charleston—D P Jones.
Clymer—G J Bristol, Frederick Swimlei.
Delmar—J D Houghton.
Deerfield—Daniel Auger, E H Clark.
Pall Brook—W W Guff.
Farmington—R W House.
Knoxville—Giles Roberts, W Dunham. •
Middlebury—l A Newhall, Russel Niles, Was
Nelson—John Hazlett, H Rathbone, John W.
Hammond, 0 H Baxter.
Oceola—Jason D. Ray, Charles Tubbs.
Riehmond—Rissel Watson, G Shover, P
Ripley, George W Goodall.
Sullivan—James Dewey, Stearns Ashley. -
Tioga—James A Hathaway, Carlton A Smith.
Union—Ezra S. London. -
Ward , ---John M. Riff, 0 Ruffen.
Westfield-8 D Phillips, Rundolph Leonard, 0
Charleston—Fulton Smith, Noah Hammond, William
Covington Borough- Jo Wilson,
Dterfleld--bester B Hoyt.
Jackson—Pi , Mclntyre.
Liberty—Abram - Artley, George Artley; H Maas - ay.
Lawrenceville—James Stewart, 0 N
Manatield—ljoyal panel, Wrsi Adams.
Middlebury-0 A Briggs, Mordecai Bears.
Nelson—A W Lugg.
Rutland—Harry Soper, Eli Gray, Witiltose. •
Sullivan—Oliver Prtniaey,Chas Strange,Filranok/odge,
Cyrus S. Comfort, Daniel Bradford.
Tioga Borough—Hiram Garretson.
Tioga—A M Prutsmau, Horace Peck, Wm B Keyes.
Westfield-0 C Eastman, Alva Mintonye,Benj Tubbs,
WSLLSBORO, April 20, 1866.
Mr. Agitator:—l see that there is some differ
ence of opinion as to whether the old or new
School Directors are to participate in the coming
election of County Superintendent. This ques
tion is already settled in the act of Assembly ap
proved March 10, 1863, Petup'llot Laws,l22, seo
don I. which is as follows
" The term of office of School Directors from
and after the first of January, A. D. 1884, shall
commence on the first Monday of June in each
and every year; Provided, That the term of of
fice of School Directors now in office shall seve
rally be extended until the first Monday of June
of the year in which their term of office expires.
And provided, further, The organization of each
Board of School _Directors, as provided by the
12th section of the act of the Bth of May, 1854,
shall be within ten days of the first • Monday of
Juno in each year. And procided further, That
the school tax for each year shall not be levied
until after such organization, and before the first
of July of each year."
The old Directors clearly elect the Superinten
dent, inasmuch as the new ones are not to be
qualified until the first Monday of June.
Tun Mscuzuns.—" Tho Galaxy," tho now
fornlghtly magazine, has made-its debut io most
gorgeous array. The cover is unique. The il.
lustrations ace in Darloy's best'stple, and the lit
erary portion most excellent, Wo have never
seen an initial number of a periodical se nearly
perfect in all respects as this. It contains 84-Pa
ges; tinted paper, make-up superb. Price 25 eta.
Young has them on sale at the Bookstore.
"yerper," for May, is already on our fable,
and, ae last month, enlarged severld pages. It
bas,..two.„illiistrateck gleleast and its
superb. The readers of Harper will be delighted
to hear that " Porte Crayon" will contribute the
first chapters of his "Recollections of the War,"
to the June tuumber. For sale as above.
The May number of the "Lady'e-Frlend" conies
like that mouth—robed in beauty. None of the
ladies' magazines show such marked ireprov'e
anent. It is second to none in the matter of Ito -f
gravinge, fashions, patterns and literary tastes.
Forsale as above.
A correspondent at Tioga sends us the follow-
"Everybody in this section knows Dick H.—,
_the popularhost of tbst*.Aouse, an AG riv-_
*sr. Years ago, before secession times,Dick, in
connection with's particular friend o his, pur
chased a stock of goods, and took them into an
interior town of Georgia to dispose of. Neither
of them had ever been south of the fine before;
and, as a matter of course, were not very familiar
with the style of goods needed. However, they
did the beat they could and started; arrived and
opened " their magnificent stock of dry goods,"
direct from New York, "latest styles," &o„ he.
Trade opened finely, and everything was progress
ing as well as could be expected; but one line of
goods, consisting of a miscellaneous assortment
of blue, red and orange "table-spreads," an ar-
Bele much sold in these latitudes, wete offered in
vain for Inspection. One day au old colored
"aunty" sauntered into the store, and -lei ping
up to the pile, says , " What do you ax for dem
shawls, Mama?" Dick was up to sate in a mo
ment, and commenced expatiating upon the beau
ties of the new style Afghan, just from the North.
The result was a ealo at double the asking price
of table-spreads. In less than a week the stock
was exhausted, and the Chloes and Phillises who
were fortunate enough to be hp time, and did
sport an Afghan, were the envy of the rest of the
AN EXCELLENT Lew.—The following excel
lent law will be read by our returned soldiers,
and those who can truly appreciate their services,
with pleasure., We• never could see the reason
why men who nobly marched to the defence of
the country and its institutions, should pay out
of their hard earnings.to protect those who tho't
gunpowder bad a villainous and dangerous smell,
from the inexorable demands of the draft. It
amounted to a tax upon patriotism, which should
never have been allowed to disgrace the statute
books of a Itapiiblican Commonwealthlike Penn
AN ACT to exempt persons who have been in
the military service of the United States, and
been honorably discharged therefrom, from the
payment of bounty and per capita tax. and mi
litia fines :
SEC. 1. Be it enacted, Ac., That all persons
who have been mustered into the military service
of_the United States, and have served therein for
a period of not lees than nine months, in the war
to suppress rebdllion,
and their property, and
those persons - who have been discharged from
said service on account of wounds or physical dis
ability, contracted in such service, and their pro
perty, and the widows and their property, shall
be exempt from the payment of all bounty and
per capir3 tax levied or to be levied, for paying
bounties to volunteers, in the several counties of
this Commonwealth ; and snob persons shall also
be exempt from the payment of militia fines.
JAMES B. KELLY,
Speaker cf the House of Representatives.
- Speaker of the Senate.
Approved the thirteenth day of March, one
thousand eight hundred and sixty-six.
A. G. CUBTIN.
FL/ 4 4M's MULTLPLIIED.—There seems
to be no end to "plagues." A letter
from Genoa announces that the birds
are dying off by thousands, owing to
miasmatic vapors in the atmosphere.—
They fall exhausted, and it is found
that the roots of their feathers are de
cayed. An epidemic in the oyster beds
of the coast of France has raised the
price of these bivalves more than a
third, and- late news from - England
gives reason to fear that-sheep - " have
been attacked with a similar malady to
that which has destroyed cattle. More
than a hundred thousand head of cat
tle were bought in France last week for
exportation to England, and there is
every.reason to anticipate a very great
rise in the price of butchers' meat.—
Since the fright about trichime the
charcutiers (the pork butchers) do not
sell half their usual quantity of swine
flesh. The government has done, and.
is doing all in its powerto keep down
the panic, but cannot succed. Pork is
decidedly at a discount.
New Shaving and Hair-Dressing Saloon.
THE enbacribers take pleasure in announcing to the
people of Wellshoro and vicinity that they have
bought out Mr. S. F. Shaiblin, late barber and hair
dresser at Welleboro, and have fitted up a neat and
pleasant room ever C. L. Willcox's store, where they
will always be on hand to wait on their customers;
and as they will spare no pains to please, they hope to
merit the patronage of the community.
Particular attention paid to ladies' hair-crittiug,eham
pooing, dyeing, &c. Ladies' braids, puffs, swichee, coils
and curls kept on band, or made to order,
IL W. Daaerr. " J. Joriusozr.
April 25, 1868.-ly
TnoGA CO. COURT PROCT. A MATION.
Whereas, the Hon. Robert G. White, Presi
dent Judge for the 4th Judicial District of Penn.'
Sylvania, and Royal Wheeler and Victor Case,
Esq.'s, Associate Judges in Tiogn county, have
issued their precept, bearing, date the 10th day
of April, 1868, and to me directed, ibr the bold
ing of Orphan's Court, Court of Common Pleas,
General Quarter Sessions and Oyer and Terrain.
er, at Wellsboro, for the County of 'Vega, on the
4th Monday of May (being the 28th day,)
1866, and to continue two weeks.
Notice is therefore hereby given, to the Coro
ner,Justices of the Peace, and Constables in and
for the county of Tioga, to appear in their own
proper persons, with their records, inquisitions, ex
aminations and remembrances, to do those things
which of their offices and in their behalf apper
tain to be done, and all witnesses and other per
sons prosecuting in behalf of the Commonwealth
against any person or persons, are required to be
then and there attending, and not to depart at
their peril. Jurors are requested to be punctual
in their attendance at the appointed time, agree
ably to notice.
(liven under my hand and seal at the Sheriff's
Office, in Wellaboro, the 25th day of April,
in the year of our Lard ^ne thousand eight
hundred and sixty-six.
LEROY TABOR Sheriff.
MIAMI TOR BALE—Situated three miles
north of Holidaytown,- near- the Farming.
ton line. Said farm contains about 75 acres, about
70 acres under cultivation; - and a thrifty orchard
of 300 trees, just bearing, thereon. Said farm is
well watered and well fenced ; a good well of wa
ter at the house; frame house, two frame barns,
and ether convenient outbuildings there:al. For
further particulars, enquire of A. A. Briggs,
Holidaytown, Middlebury. IRA BRIG GS.
April 25,1888•-Ste •
I'ITANTED—AGENTS.—To canvass for the "Soldier's
v y Individual Memorial." Greater inducements of
fered than by any other publishers. Agents hare an
entire monopoly In the territory assigned them, as
there'has been nothcng of the kind yet introduced.—
Meets with universal approval, is ornamental, also a
record of value to those who have served In our coun
try's defence, and to friends of deceased soldiers. For
circulars, &c., address, enclosing stamp, B. C. BABB%
Columbus, 0., Lock Box 978. aplB-11a
"r),ISAIILRD MEN, ATTENTION i—Wanted, one or
jUr two men In Wellaboro and vicinity, who have lost
either an arm or leg, to sell Wadsworth'a Water Proof
Arnica livsling Plaster, the' best and cheapest court
plaster in the market. From $5 to $lO per day can be
made. Address, with 25 cents, for sample and full in
formation, A. P, BELCHER, Box 45, Philadelphia, Pa.
N. B.—All agents and Willem would dud it to their
interest to answer the above. apls-3m
"DOR SALE,—A. brown horse, six years old.
well broke, sound and kind. ,
Mao, two sulkies, in good order.
Any or all of the above will be gold on credit,
if desired, with intgrestand approved security.
Enquire at the Bingham Office.
Vellsboro, April 18,1886.—at
PUTTY WINDOW GLASS at
ROY'S DRUG STORE
PURE GINGER st
ROY'S DRUG STORE.
SPRING- OF 1866.
PILES OF NEW .GOODS AT LAW
RENCEVILLE, AT GREATLY
C..S. Mather & Co.
take pleasure in announcing do the public gen.
erallythat they •have just returned !row New York
with the largest and most desirable stock of Goods
in Tioga County. -We have a full Hue et
,STAPLH AND FANCY DRY GOODS, CLOTHS
AND CASSIMERES, BATS .4 CAPS,
BOOTS tt SUOES, GROCERIES,
Ready Rade Clothing, and Custom
superintended by a first-class Cutter
in,faet,.are have a complete assortment
that is new and desirable. We are determined
so take the lead in Low Pawls for the §priug of
COME AND SEE !,
To see is to be "convinced," and to look "till cost
We extend thanks for fanner liberal patronage;
and only ask that the friends of low prices and
small profits will call at our counters and satisfy
themselves, that Lawrenceville is the place to
boy Goode right.
C. S. MATHER. A CO
Lawrenceville, Apr. 25, 1886.
SAVE YOUR GREENBACKS! ! •
AND CALL OF TYN AT
Nast AT, Auerbach's
CHEAP CASH STORE.
Where joe can mislays find the' beat s smiled
DOMESTIC I FANCY DRY GOODS,
CLOTHS, NOTIONS, READY
Manufactured under their own supervision.
Also Gents' furnishing goods, etc.
In their merchant tailoring establishment they defy
competition; haring the Lest tailors of New York city,
and an experienced cutter. Mr. 11. P. Erwin. [feb2l66ly
NEW CLOTHING STORE.
RARE CHANCE for the citizens of Wellsboro
and surrounding country to see the finest
and but, selected stock Of
READY -MADE CLOTHING
The subscribers wish to inform tha public) that
MANUFACTVRING THEIR eLOTIIINGF
at Blossburg. They have an expeiienced Cutter
Mr. ERWIN, and several of tit;
best Tailors are
constantly at work at their Sho s. They assure
the public that their garments re
BETTER MADE UP
than any ever kept in a county Store. They
bare ii.ll . lro aarrtzpost of •
GENTS! FURNISHING GOODS
which they will sell cheaper than any other
store iii - thts county. _ease. them a Galt before
PRODUCE, TAKEN IN EXCHANGE
- NAST AUFABA,CII,
Next Tloor to Roysi IThig Sture
WeUotwo, April 1860.
XTOTICE to hereby given to all perseass against
purChasing a note drawn by me to Simmons
& Henderson, for one hundred dollars, due the
Ist orFebruary, 1887, or near that time, dated
February 5, 1888. Said note was obtained from
me through falsehood and fraud, and I have a
just defence against said note,
WILLIS E. MALKINS.
Westfield, April 18, 1888.-3w-75cp
MO BRIDGE BITILDERS.—Notice is hereby
given to bridge builders, that the repairing
of the upper bridge in the village of Blossburg.
near the foundry, where the road crosses the Tio
ga river to Liberty, and the building of a new
span of said bridge, supposed to b 4 some 75 to
80 feet long, and to be of the plan of the bridge
near Gulick's mill, will be let on the premises, to
the lowest and best bidder, on Thursday the 28th
day of April, instant, by the Commissioners of
the county of Tioga. Plan to be exhibited on
the premises, and sealed propoSals will be received
up to that time. hi. ;ROCKWELL,
E. S. SEELY,
Wellsbore, April 18, '66. Commiers.
lIDITOR'S NOTICE.—The undersigned
1 - 1 having been - appointed an Auditor to make
a distribution of the money collected in the ease
of the Commonwealth vs. John Benson, he will
attend to the duties of his appointment, •at his
office in Wellaboro, on Friday the 11th day of
May, 1860, at 10 oclock A. M.
W. A. NICIIOLS, Auditor.
Wellabor°, April 15,1868.—1 t
TO THE SCHOOL DIRECTORS OF TIOGA
COUNTY—Gentlemen :—ln pursuance of
the 43d section of the act of Bth May, 1854, you
are hereby notified to meat in convention at the
Court House in Wellsboro, on the first *Tuesday
in May, A. D. 1866, being the first day of the
month, at one o'clock in the afternoon, and select,
viva veer, by a majority of the whole number et
Directors present, one person of literary and sci
entific acquirements, and of skill and osperience
in the art of teaching, as County Saperinten•
dent for the three years succeeding ; determine
the amount of compensation for the same; and
certify the result to the State Superintendent, at
Harrisburg, as required by the 39th and 40thsee
tions of said act. V. A. ELLIOTT,
County Superintendent of Tloga County.
Slandold. April 18, 1886.-3 t
•The time of mee ting has been changed from Monday
to Tuesday by th o present Legislature.
"NrOTICE TO COLLECTORS.—CoIIectors of
.1.1 State end coenty taxes for ISM are hereby
notified not to collect the State tax, it having
been repealed by the act of Assembly approved
March, 1866. Where collections of said tax have
been made, the Collector is authorized to refund
the same. M. ROCKWELL,
E. S. SEELEY,
Wellsboro, April 18, 1880.—fit Comers.
TN DlVORCE.—Lucinda Jones, by her next
friend, Augustus'Andreivs, to Wm. E. Jones :
Take notice, that your wife, Lucinda Jones, by
her meat hind, Ansi:Liana Andrews, has applisd
to the Court of Common Pleas of Tioga county
for a divorce from the bonds of matrimony; and
that the said Court have appointed Monday, the
28th day of May next, at the Court House in
Weliaboro, for a bearing of the said applicant in
the premises, at which time and place you can at
tend if you think proper. L. TABOR, SWIT.
Wellaboro, April 18, 1888.-4 t.
THE AAA TO BUY , DRUGS,
P. E. wiffiams.,
flhJ & UMW,
Mark IDELS, At, okz,
MAIN slitzti:wzramoao, PA
[First door below Jetile likoitb.l
is the place to buy
DRUGS, PADITS, OILS, PERFUMES,
TOILET SOAP, YANKEE NOTIONS,
FANCY_ ARTICLES, PUBS
WOlia 4 LIQUORS,
y WANT It irtstinetly understood that I will
I sell every thing in my line cheaper than cgs
be beagliVat aiy other eetatdishuteal ja" Mogi
lam selling bast Turkey Opium at $t per ts.,
Morphine 111,15 Fier bottle, Jayne's Alterative ant
Mxpectorant at if per bottle, or 6 bottles for 0,
Ayers Sarsaparilla and Pectoral at dl per bottle,
or 8 bottles fur VI,
.$1 per bottle
Constitution Life Syrup, 1,15 " "
ficoveirs Blood Liver Syrup 'l,OO "
Wm. Rail's Balsam 1,011 14 ill
Blerebies Catholiews, 1,7 S " "
Davis Depurative I.lb " "
- And everything else in proportion. I get my
medicines from the manufactory, and will war
rant them genuine. Sly tree* of
OHs and Varnishes,
are template and are eelling at greatly redacel
prices. All who have painting to do will find 5
to their interest. to tall at my gore before baying
elsewhere. lam selling best Turpentine Caraiil
from 33,50 to $l3 per gallon.
VARNISH PAINT BRUSHES,
all sorts and Mateo, from ItY cants to $2 - earl
WHITE LEAD AND ZINC,
from 10 to Is cents per pound. Also,
LINSEED. OIL, BOILED AND RAW,
WINES; - GIN AND BRANDY,
nice for medical use, which will be sold ac da
lowMt cash price. I have also a large stock of
TUBE PAINTS AND BRUSHES,
for Oil Painting, wbiob will be sold for a stull
of all kinds. Hone and Steven's family DV
CoLona. I also keep
ALLSPICE, PEPPER, CINNAMON
SALERATUS, STARCH, SOAP,
SODA, CREAM TARTAR,
GINGER, CORN STARCH, ESSENCE
COFFEE, FLAVORING EXTRACT*
&C. &C. &C.
- Also a tarp stook of
Freida,- Garden Seed*
WHITE WASH LIME,
and is fast every tbitkg , eirnrltapt in a Dl43°ll'
Persons wanting anything la my Ihm, via 511 n
money- by calling at my atom,
No. 3 UNION BLOCK ' WILLSBOIO, P 4 *
P. It. WILLIA- 0
Wellaborough, April 18,1866.