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.[For the Agitator.]
A Word to Soldiers.
Comrades : Signs are pretty safe in
dicators; straws tell whieli way the
wind blows. Plain facts require plain
words. In a few familiar letters to you,
I shall try to bear these facts in mind.
It is common for us to say, " The war
is ended." We have laid aside our war
like accouterments; the drum and bu
gle no longer call us to the field; other
implements fill our hands, and, to the
unreflecting, we have peace. But the
war is not ended ; its form only is chang
ed—not its nature.
As soldiers, we had a work to do; un
der God we did it. We had armed trea
son to put down. We fought, bled, en
dured—conquered ! And treason was
put down—degraded, and made odious.
Our fallen comrades were buried, we
thought, on the field of honor! To-day
treason is up ; and men who then said
it should be made odious, are now striv
ing to make it honorable.
As citizens, we have a work to do.—
We are organized : we can do it, and we
will. Then, we had an open foe to fight.
That was at least fair play. And when
they were whipped, they acknowledged
it. Now, we have a more cowardly, but
more stealthy enemy. Then we had a
foe—the one at our front—worthy our
steel. Now we have one who would
treacherously stab us in the dark ! Then
we used the bayonet ; now the ballot—
if we may ; the sword, if we must !
Your knowledge and convictions of the
past and the present, tell you that I
have not overstated the fact, nor the
danger. I will not deal in epithets,
though cases of enormous depravity
seem to justify, if not demand it.
The President is a renegade to truth,
to principle, to most sacred vows and
solemn obligations! He is a traitor to
the principles of the great party that
placed him in power—the principles
that changed our liberty on a parch
ment scroll to something like reality ;
principles that alone can save this coun
try. This man seeks deliberately to
subvert all that was gained by the war.
He has no claims to statesmanship, on
the broad and only true ground, of hu
manity, immutable justice, and equal
laws and right& to all men. His 22d of
February speech reveals the animus of
the man. There is no use denying—
there is no need of it—that he is hand
and glove with that type -of men who
in the darkest hour of our national peril
declared the war a failure. Neither is
it anything new to say—once a Hunker
always a Hunker. Meet it is—set it
down,—the man is Southern born, and
his defection is bred in the bone ;—and
his natural instinct will crop out. And
it is having its natural effect. Union
men to-day are leaving the South by
thousands, to escape the reign of terror'.
—the mobs, the riots, the assassinations,
the murders, instigated by his express
Who'does he have about him—closet
ed with him? Vallandigham, a man
who wonld gladly have led an army of
Northern rebels against our rear, in the
darkest hour of the war. Rebel Gen
erals, who did lead armies against us,
and would gladly do so again. Men
who, living in the North, made slavery
their god, and Smiled and smiled, when
our armies were defeated.• And other
real and would-be
.assassins and cut
throats, who toasted Lee and Beaure
gard upon similar occasions. Men that
worshipped Jefi. Davis, whose hands
are red, and whose soul is black, with
the blood and ferocious deeds done at
Andersonville ! These are the men
whom he delights to honor! A man is
known by the company he keeps.—
These men—l bluish to call them such—
want the array disbanded, and the freed
men handed'over to the tender mercies
of.their old masters. He is in favor of
it: They want to revive the traffic in
souls, the gag, the whip, the chains, and
the tortures ;—he is in favor of it. They
want to redden the streets of every Sou
thern city with the warm life-blood of
every man that wore the blue uniforha ;
—he is in favor of it. They want to le
galize the inhuman and brutal massacre
of peaceable men, assembled under
sanction of law, for peaceful purposes;
=he is in favor of it. They want him
for their next - President; he is in favor
of it. They want to see Thaddeus Ste
vens, Wendell Phillips, Sumner, Bee
cher and Greeley, guillotined ; he is in
favor of it. Finally, they want to rule
again the country they tried to destroy
because they couldn't rule it ;—he is in
favor of it
In short, they mean, to "rule or ruin ;"
and in the event of heir failing in the
first, they intend—no matter what they
say—to wreak their revenge for the loss
of power and position, at the expense of
the liberties of the people ! To this
fearful pass are these wicked men driv
en. Crafty, desperate, unscrupulous—
were there a hope of success, they would
again plunge the country into a bloody
revolt! If they do, a long rope and a
short shrift will tell the story.
An enlightened statesman, whose acts
are sanctioned by his conscience, com
mands our admiration • but a truckling
demagogue, imbued only with hate and
partisan prejudice, merits our contempt.
Words of censure, we know, should
not be lightly or hastily cast upon pub
lic men, on mere conjectural grounds,
or for unintentional mistakes; but the
coolest-headed man, if honest, will pro
nounce theabove statements to be lite
ral facts—and damning to those whose
perfidy they record.
Prejudice and hot-headed passion are
apt to lead men to extremes. Let us
avoid both ; but with unswerving fidel
ity and devotion to the ideas that we
fought for, let us fight manfully the bat
Our country's affairs are alarming
enough to arouse the attention of every
man that pretends to any concern for it;
and those whose patriotism prompted
them to offer their lives to save her from
destruction in the past, will not be found
wanting now. Loyalty is a rational at
tachment to principles—uotmen. It is
the noblest passion that can animate a
man. It characterizes every good citi
History scarcely furnishes an instance
of so sudden and extraordinary a change
as our nation has undergone; and it
needs men now with heads and con ,
science aright, hearts to guide that con
ception, and hands to execute. Con
gress will do the first, and a loyal people
must do the rest.
Every man who loves _his country
should act ;—a long pull, a strong pull,
and a pull together. All men are in
terested in this question; it is a com
mon cause. He who neglects it now,
by inaction or indifference, strikes a
blow at his own interests. Boys ! let
us stick to our colors—the "old flag"—
come what will. Dare to do right, and
face the worst.
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Field, Boston, Mass., has achieved a substantial
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This Magazine contains selections from the best
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reek--all afforded nt In cants a number. ,It is
beautifully printed, and when bound will form a
most valuable addition to any library.
Godey's Lady's Book, for September
is received. It maintain,s its position at - the head
of Ladies' Magazines. most successfully. It s
fashions, its patterns, and housewife's departments
are beyond competition.
WEDNESDAY, 'AUG. 29, 1866
ib '<ALICE toward uone. with CIIAILITY for ALL, With
firmness in the enure. let ue strive to finish the work
we are in, to bind up the nation's u minds, to case
for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his
widow and orphans. and to do all which may achieve
and cherish vast and lasting peace among ourselves
and with all nations.—A. Littcots-51saicti 4,1865.
CIRCULATION 1,6 50-
For .Associate Judges,
C. F. VEIL,. of Liberty.
E. T. BENTLEY, of Tioga.
hon. S. F. WILSON, of Wellsboro,
(Subject to the decision of the Gouferees.)
Dr. W. T. HUMPHREY, of Oceola,
JOHN "S. MANN, of Coudersport,
(Sul ct to the Conferees.)
JOHN F. DONALDSON, of Wellsboro
For 'Register and Recorder,
DARIUS L. DEANE, of Delmar.
PETER V. VANNESS, of Rutland
ISRAEL STONE, of Delmar.
RICHARD'S cry for a horse is about to
be drowned out by the cry of the new
party for a name. The Raymond Weed
committee pondered long • over it, and
quarrelled, to no effect. Call it " Icha
The Convention which assembled on
the 24th was composed of men who
rank among the best and most intelli
gent men of the Republican party in
our county: The, utmost harmony and
good feeling prevailed, and the contest
for preference in some cases, though act
ive and decided, was characterized by
that good humor which purges strife of
The ticket is a st+g one, and gives
general satisfaction, \ We have seldom,
been, called upon td 'support one more
The unanimous recommendation of;
Hon. S. F. Wn...soN for renomination
was expected and well-deserved. He
is so well known to our people that we
need say no more than that - his course
in the present Congress has met the un
qualified approval of the Republicans
of Tioga county. No man has deserved
bettey - the support of his constituents;
and notwifirstanding the unconsciona
ble lying of the Copperhead press and
leaders, we regard his re-election by a
majority of 1500 in the district as be
yond question. If every Republican
does his duty in this crisis, that majori
ty may be increased to an equality with
that which the district gave Hartrauft
last fall, dr upward of 1900.
Dr. W. T. HUMPHREY, renominated
for Assembly, is so well known to the
people, and especially to the soldiers, as
to need no eulogy at our ) hands. His
record as a legislator last winter war
rants us in saying that he was ever at
his post, and ever obedientlo the clear
ly expressed will of his constituents.—
He will be triumphantly re-elected.
•Mr. C. F. VEIL, of Liberty, nomina
ted for Associate Judge, is also well
known to our citizens; and possesses a
large measure of public esteem. He has
served the people faithfully as county
Auditor for a term of eleven years, is a
man of liberal education, enlarged judg
ment, and unblemished character.
His associate on the ticket, Mr. E. T.
BENTLEY, of Tioga, bears an enviable
reputation as a man and a citizen.' He
is a man of energy and enlightened
judgment, and will fill the position with
Of the candidate for Prothonotary,
Mr. DONALDSON, it will hardly be ne
cessary for us to speak at length. Ma
ny of our citizens may have heard of
him, some have seen him, and a major
ity of his party have decided not to dis
pense with his services. No more faith
ful and efficient public officer can be
found here or else Where.
Sergeant D. L. DEANE, of Delmar,
nominated for Register and Recorder,
is a young man of much promise and
unblemished character. He was Ser
geant Major of the 207th regiment, and
lost an arm while bravely fighting be
fore Petersburg. His education and tal
ents peculiarly fit him for the discharge
of the duties of the place, and his ser
vice and sacrifice will serve to swell his
Mr. P. V. VANNESS, of Rutland, nom
inated for Commissioner, is a most ex
cellent selection. A good economist in
his own affairs, of mature and practical
judgment, he brings to the position all
the requisites of a good officer. As a
man and a citizen he bears an unblem=
Mr. ISRAEL STONE, of Delmar, will
make a first rate Auditor. He is one of
the best accoutants we know of, and
takes to figures RS naturally as a good
man to good company. Of him, also,
we can say'that his integrity is beyond
And of all who go to make up the
ticket we can say in addition, that they
are men of staunch Republican princi
ples, who have been tried and found
true, and who fairly represent the prin
ciples of the Republican party. Their
" calling and electibn" may be consid
ered sure. Let us make it unmistaka
Those who know Senator Doolittle
will enjoy the Tribune'e joke upon one
sentence in his opening speech as Chair
man of the Philadelphia Convention.
" This," quoth Doolittle, "is a body
greater in numbers and in weight of
character and brain than ever assembled
on this continent under one roof."
To which the Tribune replies tliat ev
ery Kickapoo rising in war council to
address his lousy followers, invariably
declares'his tribe to be the biggest in the
world, adding the invariable sequence :
" Big Nun in° !"
When it is added that Doolittle is one
of the most vain of our public men, the
" piint" of the joke appears.
We suppose Olathe new party which
is hoped for from the incubation of the
Philadelphia Convention of Want-
Somethings and Got-Somethings, will
have to select its colors. It will be re
membered that the rebels had a difficult
time of it in selecting theirs in 1861.
So we suggest, as a matter of kindness
to the neophytes, that they select gray
and blue for their flag, the gray being
largely predominant. As Doolittle. Ran
dall, and Dix were at oue time in favor
of the blue uniform as against the Con
federate gray, they ought to have a patch
of blue in one corner. A gray field
with a-blue patch would not be inap
On the 3d day of September. or next
Monday, a Convention of Southern Un
ionists will meet in Philadelphia. This
Convention will be composed of men
who were opposed to the original seces
sion of their States, and remained true
to the Government during the long and
weary war. They were Union men
when it cost something to be so. They
were under the ban, and opposed by the
Southern members of the late Philadel
phia Convention. You will find no
Confederate gray under their overcoats.
You will not find among them many,
probably not one, of those who fought
the battles of the Confederacy. You
will find them devoted to the govern
ment established by the fathers of the
Republic—men who accept the " situa
tion," the Civil Rights bill, the new
amendment to the Constitution, and the
Congressional policy of reconstruction.
You will find none of them admirers of
Andrew Johnson or of Jeff. Davis, -nor
even of Northern Copperheads. Nei
ther Raymond, nor Weed, nor Vallan
digham, nor Fernando Wood, nor Billy
Bigler, nor Frank Hughes, will be there.
No Copperheads will go there to give it
With the purposel4 and men of that
Convention we syrnpathize. With the
Johnson Convention we did not sympa
The Republicans of Potter county
held their Convention on the 16th inst.
John S. Mann was nominated for As
sembly, H. J. Olmsted for Prothonota
ry, J. W. Stevens for Treasurer, Dan
Baker for Register. ,The Convention
recommended the renomination of Hon.
S. F. Wilson• for Congress, and appoint
ed Isaac Benson, A. G. Olmsted, and D.
C. Larrabee, Conferees. The ticket is
a first rate one.
The Republicans of Lycouiing county
held their Convention on the 22d, and
the renomination of Mr. Wilson for
Congress was unanimously agreed upon.
The President has issued a proclama
tion declaring Texas purified, " redeem
ed and disenthralled," abolishing mar
tial law therein, and giving the desti
nies of the State into the hands of
Throckmorton, Governor, and his rebel
associates. We hope it may not be ne
cessary-to chronicle massacres of Union
men in Texas, as a consequence_ of this
new carrying out of the Presidential
policy. But it is not improbable. The
abolition of military rule in Texas does
not promise much for the peace and pro
tection of those who remained true to
the old flag during the days of rebellion.
The military investigation of the N.
Orleans massacre brings to light the fact
that the massacre was prearranged by
the rebel Mayor and the various rebel
organizations, and that passwords and
grips were used bY the police and their
rebel backers. Gen. Sheridan has sent
forward Geo. Baird's report, with a re
quest that it be published. When that
is done, let us have the actual despatch
from Sheridan which Andrew Johnson
read and flung under the table. Let us
The iirst article of the amended Con
stitution of the United States guarantees
to the people the right peaceably to as
semble and petition the government for
a redress of grievances.
This, of course, carries with it the
right of the people peaceably to assem
ble for any purpose not forbidden by the
The Union men of Louisiana, purtiu
ant to public notice, convened in New
Orleans on the 30th day of last July.—
The Governor of the State issued writs
of election to fill vacancies in that Con
vention, thus recognizing it as a legal
assembly under the State laws.
The police of the city, under the di
rection of Monroe, Mayor of the city,
a pardoned rebel, set upon this Conven
tion with clubs and pistols, and killed
and wounded all but three of the mem
Andrew Johnson, President of the
United States, telegraphed his Attorney
General, a pardoned rebel General, to
suppress the Convention at all hazards.
This gave new life to the rebels; and
they set upon the Union men and freed
men anew, and paused not in their
bloody work until more than 300 men
were killed and wounded.
The question is : Did not Mayor Mon
roe and Andrew \Johnson , jointly and
severally, ruthlesSly trample upon one
of the most sacred guaranties of the
It is not alleged that either the Con
vention or the freedmen had offered vio
lence to any living mortal. It was em
phatically a peaceable assembly of the
This question must be answered. We
shall carry it before the people at all
times and in all proper places. Neither
Andrew Johnson nor his satellites will
be permitted to dodge the question.—
They shall carry the burden of "their
crime before the enlightened tribunal of
public opinion until their shoulders
crack, and their guilty souls call for the
mountains and rocks to fall upon and
The Copperhead Convention of Clin
ton county nominated Wright for Con
gress by acclamation. That was well
,Idr. Wright is as unobjectiona
ble as any man of that party, is rich, is
willing to bleed, has bled for the benefit
of the party, will spend some of his
surplus fluids upon the campaign, and
bear defeat as gracefully as " any other
man." He is able enough to 'represent
the party-an-ywhere—in Congress or out
of it ; is a pure lump of native copper,
G. 0. Deise was aomioated for As
sembly—a nomination fit to be made by
In last week's Harpers' Weekly the
portraits of Dr. Dostie, the Union mar
tyr of New Orleans, and of Mayor Mon -
roe, of that city, are published side by
side. If any man doubts that men car
ry their characters in their faces some
times, we commend these portraits to
his consideration. There is not a child
in the land, not utterly depraved by
education and nature, who could not
distinguish between the murderer and
his victim at once.
This reminds us that i t Harpers' illus
trated paper is the best iti the country,
and the cheapest.
The COpperheads of Pennsylvania,
like the murderers of Union men in
Louisiana, are desperately afraid of Gen.
Butler. That ogre, whose military ca
reer in New Orleans offends rebels, and
rebels only, spoke in Reading on the 22d
instant, at the great mass meeting for
Geary. The Copperhead papers are
white with the froth of Impotent rage
because " Beast Butler" is about to can
vass the State for Geary. " Beast" But
ler, as our readers know, won his name
in putting down a rebellion of the De
mocracy. He is named. " Beast" by po
litical brutes which have neither horns
nor hoofs. As the rebels call him 'Beast,'
so their cowardly sympathizers in the
North echo the appellation, like good
boys mimicking master. Certainly
Gen. Butler is to canvass the State for
Geary. He is coming to Tioga county,
too. Will some of the nice boys who
lead the Coppery crew hereabout " pre
pare to pucker" for a howl ? Let us have
a little uncommon agony for the occa
sion. Give us some of those brilliant
sayings which remind one of the de
lightful days of school-boy-hood.
Well, the General made a grand speech
at Reading, and the Clymer papers are
sweating over it. He has a way of tell
ing the truth which does not soothe the
ruffled feelings of that class of patriots
whose hearts are with the enemies of
- Dull and fiat as the Bread-and-But
ternut Convention was, it had its little
joke. During deliberations a dis
patch was received by Doolittle, from
somewhere out Wst, to the effect that
the Johnson candidate for Delegate to
Congress from Colorado had been elect
ed over the Radical candidate. The
cheering over this news was immense.
This was the joke of some irreverent
fellow ; for the fact turns out to be that
the Copperheads are completely routed
in that Territory, and Chillicott, the
Radical candidate for Delegate, is elect
ed by a handsouie majority. And this
is a sample of the victories Copper-John
sonism is to win the coming fall. Hur
The Republican County Convention
Met pursuant to call, in the Court House, on Fri
day, August 24, at two o'clock P. M., and organ •
iced by electing C. H. SEYMOUR, Esq., of Ve
ga, to the chair, and C. H. Goldsmith and F. E.
Smith, Ewa., Secretaries.
The following delegates presented their creden
tials and took their seats as members of the Con
Blase—R. C. Bailey, H. Holland.
Brookfield—L. D. Seeley, D. W. Nobles.
Chartanow—G. D. Dennison, T. P. Culver.
Chatham—N. G. Ray, R. Close.
Clymer—S. Rowland, C. W. Beach.
Covington—John Lewis, S. S. Rockwell.
Covington Borough—E. B. Decker, Orrin Price.
Deerfield—H. S. Seeley, G. W. Ingham.
Delmar—l. Stone, Wm. Cole.
Elk—J. C. Maynard ,E. R. Champlin.
Elkland—L. Culver, J. G. Parkhurst.
Farmington-11. Merritt, I. C. Price
Fall Brook—M. Stratton, Alexander Pollock.
Gaines—C. B. Watrous, A. K. Furman.
Jackson—W. H. Mclntyre, Edgar ginner.
Knoxville—C. H. Goldsmith, M. D. Wilhelm.
Lawrence—lL B. Colgrove, M.S. Baldwin.
Lawrenceville—A. Cropsey, J. C. Beeman.
Liberty—Wm. Foot, Jared Phelps.
Mansfteid—P. Newell, 0. P. Barden.
Maim/burg—E. Dond, L. D. Seeley.
Middlebury—C. Hammond, Colegrove.
Morrie—John Wilson, John Childs.
Nelson—W. Heysham, L Bur'hurt.
Osceola—M. Seeley, W. H. Wilkins,
Richmond—S. Whittaker, L. H. Brewster.
B....land—Seely Frost, H. S. Horton. ,
Shippen—G. G. W. Dimmiek. .
Sullivan—L. looms, M. Hodges.
Tioga—D. L. Aiken, A. E. Niles.
Vega Borough—C. H. Seymour, F. B. Smith
Union—Nathan Palmer, C. Stull.
Ward—A. Kaftan, S. Smith.
Welleboro—C. Robinson, J. Williams.
Westfie/d—Charlton Phillips, N. N. Aldrich.
On motion the Convention suspended its labors
to listen to speeches by Gen. Cameron end Hon.
L. W. Hall, after which the business of the Con
vention was proceeded with.
On motion by Mr. Holland, Hon. S. F. Wilson
was recommended for nomination fur Congress,
Hon. IV. T. Humphrey, of Osceola, was nomi
noted for Assembly by acclamation.
Messrs, C. F. Veil, W. C. Ripley, R. Wheeler,
A. K. Bosard, Rev. M. Rockwell, J. C. Whitta
ker, V. Case, E. T. Bentley, and B. Van Dean,
were named as candidates for Associate Judge.
C. F. Veil was nominated on the first ballot,
having received 55 votes out of TU.
Fifteen ballots were taken, and the highest
number of votes received by each candidate was
as follows :
Bentley 38, Case 32, Rockwell 19, Wheeler 17,
Ripley 6, Whittaker 6, Van Bunn 4, Bosard 2.
On the 15th ballot the contest wee between
Bentley and Case ; the former having received 36
votes out of 70, was declared duly nominated.
John.F. Donaldson was nominated for Prothon
otary by acclamation, the name of Elmer Backer
having been withdrawn.
Darius L. Deane, of Delmar, was nominated
for Register and Recorder by acclamation.
Vanness, of Rutland, Isaac Plank, of
Brookfield, Charles Copestiek, of Delmar, and
Joseph Darling, of Shippen, were named for Com
The vote On the -brat ballot stood : Vanness
33, Copestick 5, Darling 10, Plank 19.
On the second ballot, Mr. Vanness having re
ceived a majority of the whole number of votes
cast—or 35 out of 69—was duly nominated.
A. T. James, of Blocs, I. Stone, of Delmar; and
J. t 3. Parkhurst, of Elkland, were named for Au
They were balloted for with the following re
Stone 36, James 22, Parkhurst 6; and Mr.
Stone was declared duly nominated.
The Chairman announced the following Com
mitts° on Resolution": C. H. Goldsmith, Chester
Robinson, R. C. Bailey.
On motion, the selection of Congressional and
Representative Conferees was referred to the can
The Chairman announced the following Stand
ing Coniialttee for the ensuing year:
J. D. NILES, of Wellabor°, ChairmatO D. L.
tikeu, of Tioga; J. C. Beeman, of Lawrence;
Ifillisto Adams, of Richmond; Edwin Klock, of
Covington; Skit:idea Ocorr, Osceola; and L C.
i:enne.tt,' of Charleston.
The Committee on Resolutions muds tho foI 7
Vowing report, which was unanimously adopted'.
Beeolved, By the Republicans of Tioga county
in Convention assembled :
1. That we re declare our allegiance to the
Constitution and the laws made pursuant thereto,
to the end that stable peace, personal and popular
liberty, and equality before the law, may be es
tablished and maintained.
2. That treason is a high crime •, that traitors
are criminals • that the first should be rendered
odious as well as dangerous; and that traitors,
c,.pecially the leaders, should be condignly pun
3. That Radicalism to-day means fidelity to the
eaua of universal peace and freedom;' that the
evils which threaten the nation are radical evils,
aad call for radical remedies.
4. That we repudiate Andrew Johnson's policy
of reconstruction, as fruitful of riots and massa
cres of Union men in the South, as an °Ter of a
premium for perfidy; and if it shall prevail, as
the beginning of the overthrow of our liberties.
5. That we sacredly pledge oar voices, votes,
and influence to sustain and encourage Congress
to its policy of demanding " indemnity for the
past and security for the future, " as a condition
precedent to the reunion of te States by repro
s' citation in Congress; and that its proposed
amendment to the Constitution, basing represen
tation upon the actual number of voters, meets
our unqualified approbation.
6 . That Congress, by special mention in the
organic law, is made the high court be cst hich
Presidents may be arraigned; and then -tore that
Andrew Johnson was guilty of insolence toward
that body, when he said in a recent speech that
Congress was "hanging upon the verge of the
7. That the will of the people is supreme, and
that Presidents and other high officials are the
creatures of, and implicitly subject to, the will of
8. That we will most heartily support our gal
lant candidate for Governor, Gen. Jens W. GEA
KT, the hero of sixty battles; a man Yallo has
been tested in every walk of public life, and never
found wanting; recognizing that to such leaders,
and to the brave soldiers who fought under them.
the overthrow of the armies of the rebellion and
the rescue of our common liberty, are due.
9. That we hereby tender our thanks and con
gratulations to Hon. STEPHEN F. Witsost, our
tried and true representative in Congress, for the
unswerving fidelity with which he has discharged
his duties in that body; and that his renomina
tion and triumphant re-election will be the most
substantial and unmistakable endorsement of
Congress that the Republicans of this district can
Adjourned without day.
C. H. SEYMOUB, Chairman.
F. E. Slava, - Secretaries.
C. H. GoLontrra, -
NEw PAPER.—We have received the
first number of the Athena Republican, pUblished
at Athena, Bradford County, by Mr. S. F.
IBROP. It is a vigorous Republican paper and
deserves a generous patronage. This we believe,
makes the fourth Republican paper published in
Bradford County. Good.
LIFE AND TIKES OF ELDER SHEAR—
DOWN.--Thos who wish to secure a copy
- of this excellent work, can do so by calling at
this office soon. August 29,1866.
THE undersigned having been constituted by
act of the Legislature Commissioners for
the .selection of a location and site for the erec
tion of a Poor House for Tioga county, will re
ceive proposals for the purchase of a farm for that
purpose. The proposals will state the township
and particular location; number of acres, im
proved and unimproved; the kind of buildings
thereon and fences; the character of the soil,
whether upland or alluvial; together with such
other particulars as the owner may choose to set
out. The selection is to be paid for, either in
or by county obligations, as the county Commis
sioners may elect.
Bidders will fix their lowest price, as no under
bidding will be received.
Proposals to be addressed to William Bache,
Wellsboro, and endorsed " Poor House Propo
sals." They will be opened by said Commis
sioners on the 18th day of September next, and
the selection made as soon thereafter as a proper
examination of the different premises offered can
be made. WILLIAM BACHE,
' T. L. BALDWIN,
J. H. GULICK,
J. G. PARKHURST,
August 29, 066.-4 t. Commissioners
LOOK OUT FOR SQUALLS !
MUSD & MEN,
STATE to the trading public th at they start
for New York the Ant of September, when
they wilt bay aegood an
Assortment of Goods
as was, ever offered in this market.
COME ONE, COME ALL, EXAMINE
We charge nothing for showing goods, and
consider it no trouble. August 29. 1886.
TN/T fall term of the 44th year of this ingtitn.
don will commence on the 6th of September,
1866, under the following Faculty, to wit: -•
Us. D. D. Van Allen, A. 8., Principal, Profes
sor of German, Natural Science, and Belles Let
Miss S. A. Van Allen, Precaptreas, teacher of
Higher Engin& and Mathematics.
Miss Fannie J. Holland, Vice Preceptress,
teacher of French, Latin and Mathematics.
Miss Alice A. Landis, (Alumna,) assistant in
Common English and Mathematics.
Mrs. Juliette Sherwood and Miss Hattie A.
Truman, teachers in the music department.
Mrs. Bryden teacher of Painting and Drawing.
Captain J. E. Shaw teacher of Vocal Music.
Tarnoft.—From $4 to $lO, with no incidentals.
For farther particulars see catalogue.
The former well known and eminent success of
this school, under the conduct of Mr. Van Alien
and his able associates, precludes the necessity of
any extended notice here.
The Trustees take this opportunity, however,
to say that the management of the school has met
their entire approbation, and they can confidently
recommend the Wellabor° Academy to 'all who
desire a thorough education.
J. EMERY, President.
M. W. WiLtiLus, Secretary.
WeSean°, August 15, 1866.
STATE NORMAL SCHOOL,
Mansfield, Tioga Co., Pa.
School Year for 1866-7.
TRE next 'term of this institution opens on
Wednesday, September 5-, 1886, and contin.
nes until Friday, December 7.
The 'second term opens Monday, December
and continues until Friday, March 22, 1867.
This term includes a vacation of one week during
- the Christmas holidays. •
The third term opens Monday, March 25, and
continues until Ttuirsday, June 27. 1867.
Each term continues fourt een
, weeks. Expenses
for fall and spring term, including board, room
rent, tuition, book rent, fuel and washing, $5B 00
For winter term, 60,00
For day students per term, 8,00
Book rent per term, .............. 1 00
Total expenses for school year, $176 00
No extra charges.
No students received for a less time than one
The lfsteical Department is under the direction
of able and experienced Professors.
Par further particulars send for catalogue. Ad
dress P. A. ALLEN, Principal.
August 16, 3886.-3 m
riIITIOCIA CORNET BAND is in good blowing or.
and will play for picnics, celebrations, /M., for
a retainable compensation. F. H. s Adarns laculer,
H. F. GARRETBON, Secretary.
Tiags, August 1,1886.-2 m.
' 1-11,mune NoTicr.,—Notice Is hereby erect, that
X./ an election Per • board ofklaanera of the We Cemetery OnepanY, wi ll be held at the office of
the compsay, on Monday s the Sd day of September next,
at two o'clock P. Id. ii. H. CM, Seeretaly:
Wellabom August 1,1566.-d1
THE EXTRA TRIBUNE for the
POLITIC: , CAMPAIGN.
A political struggle, rarely surpassed in ithpor•
tenets or intensity, has been precipitated on the
country by the treachery of Andrew Johnson and
smuts of his official or personal adherents to the
great patriotic party by which they were entrust
ed with power.
The aim of this treachery is to put the stead
fast loyalists of the South under the fact of the
'1 whipped but nut subdued" Rebels, and to ena
ble the tatter to glut their vengeance on the for
mer, whom they hate and curse as responsible fur
the most unexpected or...rthrow of their darling
The recent wholesale massacres at Memphis and
New Orleans iverebut-conspicnons manifestations
of the spirit now rampant in the South, whereof
the pro Rebel triuMph in lieutucky is a more re
cent example. The soldiers of Lee, Bcauregard,
Johnston and Hood are now the dominant power
from the Potomac to the Rio Grande; they elect
each other to uffice in preference even to stay-at
home Rebels; they have supplanted nearly all
others as policemen of Southern cities; they are
organized and officered as State militia; and they
ruthlessly crumb every demonstration of loyal
whites or loyal blacks in assertion of the EQUAL
RIGHTS of AMERICAN FREEMEN. The
school houses of the blacks are burned and their
white teachers subjected to violence and outrage
by unchanged Rebels, who relieve tho work of
murder and arson by cheers for Andy Johnson
and execrations of Congress.
The purpose of forcing representatives of the
rebel States into Congress, in defiance of the loy
al oath, by Presidential fiat and military power,
is openly avowed, with threats that those who
resist it shall be treated as rebels, and a civil war
thus kindled throughout the North and West.
It has thus become imperative that those who
stand fur LIBERTY and LOYALTY—for the
right of the UNION, to exist and of MAN to be
FREE—should organize and work to strengthen
the hands of CONGRESS fur the inevitable coo
! test before us.
We must convince the SOUTH and the COP
PERHEADS that revolutions go not backward—
that Emancipation is an unchangeable fact—that
the glorious CIVIL RIGHTS ACT can never be
repealed—that the rights of the humblest AMER
ICAN are henceforth guaranteed and shielded by
the FEDERAL CONSTITUTION and must be
maintained against all gainsayers—that the days
wherein BLACKS had no rights which WHITES
were bound to respect, have passed away forever.
We hold to•day the power in all the FREE
STATES of 1860, in ►VEST VIRGINIA, and in
MISSOURI beside. We must hold these in our
ensuing °factions, and add to them MARYLAND
and DELAWARE—the former lost to us through
treachery, otherwise Johnsonisea r We must elect
to the XLth Congress an overwhelming majority
devoted to Loyalty, Nationality, and the inalien
able Rights of Man.
Tolhie end let Light and Truth-be systemati
cally diffused to every neighborhood, every fire
side, throughout our broad country.
To this end we propose an extra issue of THE
WEEKLY TRIBUNE, (identical in size and contents
with the regular edition), which we will supply
to all subscriptions received prior to September
12, on the following terms, the paper to be sent
and subscriptions to commence on receipt of the
2 copies for three months
12 copies for three mouths
26 copies for three months
60 copies for three months ....
100 copies for three months
PAYABLE ALWAYS ES ADVANCE
All friends of the cause are invited to form
clubs. Address THE TRIBUNE,
154 Nassau street, New York.
DRUGS FOR THE MULLION.
WEBIrS.DRUG STORE.—The underrign-
Cid respectfully announces that he has na
slimed the entire control of the
pRUG CHERTAL STORE,
Second door below Holliday's Hotel, which he
has fitted up for that purpose, and having largely
increased his stock is now prepared to furnish his
old customers and all others with
PURE DRUGS, CHEMICALS, PATENT
MEDICINES, DYE STUFFS,
PURE WINES AND
EOR MEDICINAL US
almost every article to be found id an establish-
mint of this. Such u
Horse and Cattle Powder, Coal Oil,
Aleohol, - Linseed
Paints, Putty, Sponges,
A great collection
of the best
Perfunierr , Minufactured, TOilet
Soaps of various kinds, and
good quality, Tobacco
- and Cigars
of the mos; approved Brands always on hand'
He would call the attention of the public toe
his splendid stock of
Notions, consisting of Hair, Tobth,
Paint, Flesh and Nail Brush
Cntlery, Pipes, Drink.
Chess & Backgammon Board, Chess,
Dominoes, &c. Also •a large
assortment of Toys for-
Or' Particular attention will be given to Pro
paring Physicians' Prescriptions and Family
Recipes. Satisfaction given to all who faVor him
with their, patronage. R B. WEBB,
Aug. 1, 1866. Druggist.
[FOrmerly Hart's Hotel.]
MINOR WATKINS. Proprietor. This house
is situated on Main Street, in Wellsboro, and is
surrounded with beautiful shade trees, and has
all the necessary accommodations for man and
beast.—aug. 22, ly
WANTED—FIFTY BUSHELS OF
dried raspberries, 50 do of blackberries—
for which the highest market price in cash will be
Paid;b9 J. R. BOWEN ‘4, CO.
Welsher°, August 15, 18E16.
UOE. SALE—One SOW, with nine pigs four
X weeks old; five pigs, two months old one
shoat, five months old. All of improved bread.
Chezleaton, August 22,1888.
RO7'S CHOLERA DROPS—A sure, safe and
effectual remedy for diarrhea, cholera mor'•
bus, dyeentery, eolio, cholera infantum, cramps,
optima, griping pains in the bowels, and the best
antidote fer CHOLERA.
Good Nevi to &tiding at titeit
ALL who have any interell i n „,, rtrielz
will find it to thsti-wd-riota g e to 14 ;
tollowiug arts of Congress atini,4 have e
Leonine taw :
Sec:. Ist of an act of Junet a ileSS, 1,0, ‘
all soldiers ur sailors who lost the -, gt „, „ t
both eyes, or both hands, so as o
slant attendance, the sum of 325.
SEC. 2. To thus. elle have lost oth feet, „ r
are totally disabled in die same so as to re le ,;„
constant attendance. the sum of no.
Sac. 3. Those who have Jost one hand or 0 0 ,
foot, or are so disabled as to render then ab a Li e
to perform manual !moor equivalent to the 10 3 Lf
a band or a foot, the sum of Stu.
Sac. d. Petson.s who have be en d epriv4,a
their pensiona under act of March 3,1865, 'p c ,
nquence of being in the civil service of the t'
States Government, are restored.
Sec. 5. Pei:talons are extended to depo z d ot
fathers and brotht.rs, as well as to mother s rsi
In addition to the above act, to such personaa,
are embraced by it, Congress, before its ante,
July 25, 1868. passed a bill granting additional
bounties, and also one increasin; the pension t,
widows and orphans, andlextending the bend's
of the pension laws to the heirs and repreaenue
tires of certain invalid applicants, to tut:
Sec. 2 of the act of July 25, 18/16, proudest,
pensions to widows of deceased soldiers or sat
a the ha rata
ftwo vi r n a g o children by such soldiers or sailor!,
per month for nun
child of soldier or sailor under the age of sisteso
Stn. 3' gives an increase of pensions to tho s
widows now receiving a-pension of less than eign . :
dollars per month, except Revolutionary eldou.
This act provides a bounty of one hundred Li.
Lars to all three years' men enlisting tines Aprd
19, 1861, and fifty dollars to all two years' nes
who enlisted since said period.
The above is additional to the $lOO or tio
bounty provided for in previous acts.
Blanks will be forwarded to all who wish mp
assistance in the collection of these
All Cia11:116 agdiost the United States Govtt
ment promptly adjueted and collected.
'M. D. SMITH,
IJ. S. Pension and Bonnty Agent.
Knoxville, Tioga County, Aug. 15, 18611.
Drugs, medicines, &c.
J. L. BELDEN & Co.
KREP constantly on hand a fine stock of Pci
Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, &a.,
WINES AND LIQUORS,
for Medicinal and Socretuantal use; also all Co
popular Patent Medicines, Painu, Vornishea,
do., all kinds of brushes, Dyo Colors, D3O
and Stuffs, fine Toilet Soaps, Perfumery,
odes, Cosmetics, de.,
STATIONERY, PENS, PLNCIL
PAPER AND ENVELOPES,
Memorandum Books, Pau Books, &e P3ta3
in bulk at 16 cents per pound, Kerosene 01'
Lamp Oil, Turpentine, Benzine, .Ice.
Fresh Oatmeal end Pearl Barley at 10 ou
pound. We are sole agents in Elosstarg for D
N. Weaver's Ext. Fireweed, and warrant :
cure Scrofula, Salt Rheum, Scurvy, Pimples
the face, and all dii-eates arising from impure
state of the-Blood if used according to dirnetl.n!
Particular attention given to compound,s;
Physician's and other Prescriptions. We gum.
tee satisfaction, both in quality and pried.
Remember the Store, opposue the new Cosi
Co's Store, Blossburg, Pa.
Aug. 10, 18dt1—tf. J. L. BELDEN t CO.
ASSETS JULY 1, 1866
Cash on hand in bank and with Agts, $261,320 3i
trnited States Stock 51'.,277')
Real estate, unincumbered 90.339
State stocks 433,390 .II
New York Bank Stocks 733,1101
Hartford Bank Stocks sno 4,1
Miscellaneous Bank. Stooks 129,003
Railroad Stoat., etc, ...—. 271,07 g
Mortgage Bonds, City Co. R. R. 1,011,1383
Losses unadjusted and not due V 21, 1361
Nat $3,854,590 20.
Income for last yea (net) $2,933,39i 4
Or a daily ineoma of Bay 59,300.
Losses and 'Expenses ikir lame time $2,541,294
Total Looses paid in 47 year* $19,1:7,1 9
viz; Fire, $17,243.000 99. Inland,sl,Bs4,oo7
Government and State Taxes paid, $179,17S A
Lou by Portland Fire July 4th,
The total amount covered by -Etna ;Akio
property destroyed or damaged, is t-'2OO
which salvage will be about five per etal.
total loss will not vary mach front $2000 100 • ill
is being promptly adjusted and paid. Ito
is five per cent. upon floe assets, a figure but
Iy exceeding our government and State
lust year, or a proportion equal to a
for a company of $lOO,OOO assets. •
The necessity for insurance and the
wealthy, strong corporations, is forcibly dm:ci
ted by this fire. Several weak insurance clop
nies are destroyed. Portland has a perallic ,3
35,000; was handsomely built, mostly ice I.r
or stone structures—protected and : lereen ,.,,l-E1
upwards of 3,000 shade trees—boundc-I a Cst
sides by water—indeed, literally, •illnoit
from the ocean—and with a good steam ire ;,!'
partment :—yet it has $10,000,0 0 0 of
consumed in a few hours, upon a holiday ,
its people are least occupied—from tho very
cificant cause of a contemptible die cracker.
Remember the trifling origin of tires that 30e<,.
away in a few hours the earnings of years.
eider your best interests and give the Shea 13"'
a call, if you need proper insurance securv-
Polheies issued at fair terms.
- W.M. R. SMITFI,
Wellsboro, July 25, 1806.-40
Farm for Sale.
T"subscriber offers his farm for ;ale, s:
taming 100 acres, 40 acres of which are
der good improvement. Good frame hot.; t;c.•
on. one and a half story high ; also a ivbarn,
barn, 30 by 15 feet, A thrifty young oreO ri : ;
apple, pear, and cherry trees, mostly grilled.
in all. Well watered by never failing sPri ° ;',,
Said farm is sitoated'in Delmar toirodup.
road leading from Stony Fork to Puss creek
terms apply to the subscriber, on the
A. L. Enswortb, at the Bingham office, Wel?,.
ALVAN N. WERST;i 3
Delmar, August 22, 1860.—ti
NOTlCE.—Notice is hereby given, tsat
art Custard, Senior, has heel]
charge or tract No. 1590, and those pnru
No. 1589, in the vicinity of Babb's crook,
ing to the heirs of Luke W. Morris; ana
sons are forbid trespassing thereon, undo: P"
BLLISTON P. MORRI S ,:
805 Market et., Phile4• l o ° '
July 4,1866.-4 m