The Tioga County agitator. (Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pa.) 1865-1871, February 27, 1867, Image 2

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    like a storm ; we drew a small ration of
beef to-da_y.
l)th. :Has rained all day very hard ;
the storm Is cold and we got no rations
to day.
21stAlitas rainedall day, and is still
raininethe rebels gave us no rations
again to-day, the suffering from storm'
and hunger is very great.
22d: -Weather has cleared off very
cold. We got rations to-day, rice, meal,
and salt is all.
23d. The night was very cold ice
froze quite thick; drew one and a half
pints of meal and a little salt.
24th. Weather more. mild ; have been
fixing up our tent, drew one and a half
pinta of rice for to-days rations.
25th. The rebels have been counting
all the prisoners -in the camp to-day.
Drew meal and salt.
28th. Day pleasant, washed my
clothes—Drew one and a half pints of
meal for rations.
27th. Great excitement in camp—
the rebels have commenced paroling the
sick, A lot of prisoners came here from
Savannah—drew a pint of flour, and o e
of meal, no salt.
28th. 1000 sick and wounded left t is
morning for Savannah to be exchanged.
No change in rations ; starvation seems
all that is left us unless exchanged.
Another 1000 left this morning
for the point of exchange ; rations short,
as usual some prisoners came from Mi
lan Georgia to-day.
30hh. Weather pleasant ; have stopped
exchanging they say until further or
den.; dmw cine quart of flour and salt.
Dee. 1- t. All quiet, no news of any
kind ; -drew one quarto( meal, half pint
o :.riliis-.7es, and ealt.
2. rumor In Camp that the point
of eseuFaige it: to be at Wilrdington, and
%Tit it wilt go on again In a few -days.
Drew one quart of flour and salt to-day.
:id. 2.400 prisoners who went for an
exchange came back to-day; they say
our forces have cut the railroad, so they
cannot send the prisoners through..
4th. Nothine new to write. Drew
rice and salt.
fith. - The paroled men were called
out again to-day and sent off for ex
change; excitement quite high again:
Drew one quart of meal and no salt.
6th. The Rebel Gen. Winder Was in
the prison to-day; he said that we ,
should have better rations—we drew
meal and molasses.
7th. They have taken out a good
many men to-day to be exchanged ; my
tent-mate among them. Drew rice and
sweet potatoes, no salt.
SUL More men went out to-day. My
old Sumpter tent-mate is with me again,
Weather cold, drew meal, sweet pota
toes and salt.
9th. The exchange still goes on; they
took ont 1000 men to-day.
10 Report says the exchange is stop
pedifbr the present, but will soon go on.
Weather cold. Drew meal and beans.
Irth My tent-mate went out to work
ibis morning. No news in amp. Had
a heavy thunder storm last night.
12th. The men who work outside say
the paroled men have not near all left,
• and are suffering badly lying out.
I . 13th. Last night was very cold ; ice
thick enough-to hold a man. Report
says that a number of men waiting to
be sent off died of cold.
14th. Nothing of exchange to-day.
Rations very short—a cup of meal and
a little salt.
15th. 1000 men went out to be ex
changed to-day. Rations as yesterday.
16th. Went out with the work squad
and carried wood. The work was very
hard for me. Drew a quart of flour aud
beef for my extra ration.
17th. Did not go out to work to-day.
Dull in camp. Drew a few beaus with
our meal to-day.
- -
18th. Was out to work—a lot of pris
oners came from Charleston to-day;
they say the exchange is ended for the
- 19th. Was out to work to-day; four
men have to carry 100 loads of wood out
of the swamp every day.
20th. Did not go out to-day ; a lot of
galvanized Yankees came in from
Charleston; they say they were sent
hack for trying to rim away.
21st. Wasouttowork to-day. Weath
er very cold. The Charleston papers'
state that Gen. Winder was captured
near Grahamville in this State.
The following account of a swindling
, operation recently perpetrated on Fran
cis E. Faxon. Esq., of this city, a much
respected resident, who was formerly in
tue shoe business, and who has held
the position of alderman, exhibits a
breach of confidence on the part of one
who has in one hotir falsified the pre
vious honorable record of a lifetime.
Some years ago Mr. Simon C. _Hoot, a
rabbi, who has officiated in the Jewish
Synagogue, called upon Mr. Faxon and
wished to make a loan of one thousand
dollars 'or the purchase of a set of dia
monds, offering to ehttreahe profits with
Mr. Faxon. The loan was made and
the transaction legitimately carried out.
Another investment on similar condi
tions Was proposed, and before acc?pt
ing it Mr. Faxon instituted very careful
inquiries into the antecedents of Mr.
Noot. He found that he was a native
o: Amsterdam, and not only a skillful
cutter of, diamonds, but one of the best
judges of the article in this country.
For seven years he was a well-known
ani I lily-:expected rabbi Philadel
phia, where he enjoyed ndt only the
confidence of his people, but of the
citizens generally. It was also ascer
tained that in all his dealings be was
prrimpt and trustworthy. In addition
to tbeee business qualifications, which
seemed sufficient to establish his credit,
Mr. Noot was noted for his great talent
as one of the moat accomplished lin
gefste in the country, his attainments
as a Hebrew and Sanscrit scholar being
known to the professors of Harvard Co
llege. who were on terms of intimacy
with him. These facts, coupled with a
most pleaaing addre, induced Mr. Fax
on to listen to his proposals, and since
then the transactions between them
have been on an extended scale. Soot
was In the habit of not only loaning
money obtained from Mr. Faxon, tak
ing diamonds as security, but of pur
chasing at times, at great bargains, cost
ly gems. He ever proved faithful in
keeping his word, with an exactness
which disarmed all suspicion, and thus
gradually he secured the confidence of
not only the gentleman he has wronged,
but ofidl who had dealings with him.
He was careful in meeting every ap
pointment, and regular in his corres
pondence. In order to facilitate the
butiness, which was chiefly carried on
in New York, a safe was secured in the
Safety Deposit Bank in that City, of
which Mr. Noot, being in that city a
portion of the time, and having frequent
occasion to change the collaterals or de
posit other valuables, kept a key. Mr.
Faxon was frequently in New York,
and saw that everything was right. A
few weeks since Mr. Noot came to Bos
ton for the purpose of making a loan pf
some twenty-eight thousand donnas,
bringing wieb. him set diamonds to the
value of some thirty thousand dollars.
Mr. Faxon, not having the amount on
hand, asssisted him to procure the
amount, and the diamonds were taken
as collateral, when Mr. Noot returned.
This was toward the latter part of De
cember. Mr. Faxon's suspicions were
awakened shortly after this transaction
by the fact that he did not receive with
the same regularity as formerly letters
from his correspondent announcing the
result of transactions. He waited a day
or two and then telegraphed to a son of
Mr. Soot's, who is in business in New
York. The telegraph reached his resi
dence during his absence, and his wife
opened it, and in a pencil wrote that
Mr. Noot had left for Europe on the
26th of December. Mr. Faxon at once
started for New York, and took the ad
vice of the detectives, who informed
bim that it would be useless to telegraph
to England and secure his arrest, for It
b was in lace a breach of trust case, and
that it would be impassibleto hold 'Coot
under the charge. Another difficulty
had presented itself. Mr. Hoot had
changed the safe at the Safety DepOSit
bank, -and had taken the key with hini,
and it was impossible therefore to ewer-
taro the contents of the safe, though
Mr. Faxon does not entertain a doubt
that alLthe valuables are -gouty-1%411db
were of sufficient amont he cause a loss
to Mr. Faxon of over ouehundred thou
sand dollars. Noot leaves a wire and
children in this city, who are ignorant
of his whereabouts, and the unfortU
nate gentleman who - has -thus been
robbed is of the opinion that as the
Cuba sailed on the 28th of December
from New York, he took passage'in that
ship. It is a most, singular ease, and
Mr. Faxon will have the sympathy of
his friends at this misfortune, which
seems to have resulted from over-eorill
deuce in a man who appeared Iron, evi
dence entitle(' to it, but 't ho most
grossly abused the ttuest tepohed ni
hitn.—Bosfon Journal, Jon. 14.
fly gitator.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 21, 15.C.7
CIF.O 'UT...A..1'20N 1,7 00
John H. Suratt has arrived in Wash
ington and is in safe keeping. Ills ar
rest proves a great affliction to our Cop
perhead cotemporaries,.and the agoniz
ing question—" Shall there be another
,acriflce?"—is going the rounds. We
suppose thatSuratt will be tried, and if
convicted, will be sent after that august
band of Copperhead martyrs, Mrs. Su
ratt, Herold, Atzotodt, and Payne; in
which case there will be another saint
in the Democratic calendar.
The gubernatorial campaign i u New
Hampshire is vigorously progressing.
Gen. Walter Harriman, the Republican
candidate, and J. G. Sinclair, the can
didate of the democracy, are stumping
the State together. At. a late meeting
in Lancaster; Gen. Harriman charged
the Democratic party with disloyalty.
To this charge Sinclair replied by point
ing to the case of Col. Cross, d brave of
ficer, who lost his life in defending the
Government. Col. Cros-s WAS a demo
Mr. Sinclair falls into a grave error.
Neither he, nor any living man, can
meet the general charge of disloyalty
which history prefers against the Dem
ocratic party, by producing in court iso
lated inStances of devotion exhibited
by 'Members of that-party. • NO; 'that
party is bound to bear the shame which
it invited by . its open espousal of the
vile cause of the common enemy. The
party must endure the blackness of its
record ; and there is not water enough
in the universe to take out the stain.
The question, ' Shall deserters vote?'
is just now being considered by Courts,
editors, and legislators, by the first two,
more particularly, in the central and
southern portions of the State. It is a
matter of notoriety that-by act of Con
gress persons, deserters from the milita
ry service of the United States, who
failed to report within a stated time in
1865, are declared to have forfeited their
rights and privileges as citizens of tile
United States. And the same forfeit
ure attaches to the persons who left the
districts where they were enrolled, or
absconded, to avoid any draft in pursu
ance of the several calls_ of the Presi
dent for troops.
In pursuance of this Act of Congress
our Legislature, at its session for 1866,
enacted a law making it apenal offence_
for anyelectum maid to knowingly're:
ceive the vote of any person borne on_
the army rolls as a deserter, or as an ab
sconder from his' enrolment district to
avoid draft into the national forces.
Sekeral cases have found their way
into the courts under the operation of
this law ; but the plaintiffs have usually
been persons considered by election offi
cers as being under the ban of the law.
Two of these cases have been decided
in favor of the election boards refusing
to receive the votes of the plaintiffs;
and these rulings were by judges who
act with the party which demands that
the man who ran away shall have equal
privileges with,the man who volunteer
ed in defence of his country.
The allegation of the friends and ad
mirers of deserters and skedaddlers is,
that the Act of Congress is unconstitu
tional, becausa it intliets a penalty be
fore conviction; and that the State law
in pursuance of the Act is also uncon
stitutional. There is a further. allega
tion that the Act of Congress is in con
flict with the organic la' v of this State.
As regards the first named allegation
we have to say, that no intelligent, hon
est lawyer will undertake to support it,
in or out of court. Desertion is a crime
under military i law, and Military courts
only, have jurisdiction in arraigning,
trying, convicting, and sentencing in
such cases; and, If we mistake not, the
decrees of Courts Martial are, judicially,
absolute. The President may pardon,
but no appeal to a civil tribunal can be
taken. In view of this fact, the record
of any duly constituted Military Com
mission, charged with the examination
and conduct of like eases, would be ta
ken to be competent evidence in any
superior military tribunal. The mis
take lies in pr'esuming that an election
board is a court charged with judgnient
as to the law i disfranchising deserters;
whereas such a board has jurisdiction
only in the matter of fact, presented by
record, or by other conclusive evidence.
The law commands certain things to be
done, and prohibits the doing of certain
other things ; and it must be obeyed.
It would seem to follow, then, that a
civil court is not competent to declare
what shall be considered sufficient evi
dence to prove a man a deserter before
a military commission. Absence from
duty for a specified time without leave,
if voluntary, constitutes desertion, and
the name of such absentee is borne up
on the rolls as a deserter.
But, it is objeCted, the defendant in
such case has no trial ; and every ac
cused is entitled to his day in court. To
this we reply, that the Act of Congress
summoned every absentee to appear in
court on or before u day specified, or
judgment would be entered against
him, and the penalty inflicted. " Ts not
the case clearly stated ? Is there' any
escape from the conclusion save by pet-
This plea of " no hearing" is as well
put in by the debtor who, being sum
moned-to appear and Answer, and neg
lecting or refusing to obey, finds judg
meat by default entered against him ;
and then through his attorney excepts
to the IMile9/.IItYS4I-.413-aq
The Judge would teply to that." You
were cited to appear and answer;_ you
neglected to nbey ; your day in '&urt is
We now turn. to the_ alleged cOntllct
between:the:A:et of Congress and the
Constitution of this,State.“u section
2 of Article 6 of the,Constitution of the
United States it is declared, that said
Constitution, and the laws made in pur
suance thereof, shall be the supreme law
of the land, the judges in any state to
be bound thereby, anything in the con
stitution or laws of any State to the
contrary notwithstanding.
So, it , will beseen, that, the statutes
at large are abOve State laWs, being part
of the supreme law of 'the land. -If, as
one partisan judge, and a host of fifth
rate lawyers declare, the Act of .Con
gress disfranchising deierters conflicts
with the organic law,_of Pennsylvania,
the local law must be conformed to the
supreme law. The States am but con
stituents, leas than the aggregate, and
individually unable to - override the
whole. The few bow to the many in a
Two actions have been brought in
the Courts of this county against elec
tion boards, for refusing the votes -of
persons whose names are borne upon
the army rolls as deserters. These ac
tions were commenced in the heat of
passion, and will probably end in the
discomfiture of the complainants if, as
we suppose, the votes were reject& af
ter due examination. In one case a ea
pies was issued, and the members of
the board were all freeholders. This
was proper enough for the backwoods,
but was not calculated to endure the
light of legal knowledge, and was sub
sequently amended, we believe. The
commencement of actions of this kind
is doubtless intended to deter election
ollicers from obeying the law. It will
fail of That effect, and will, sooner or
later, overwhelm the authors with
shame. no' man' has reputation
enough to advertise-his sympathy, and
make common cause, with deserters,
with impunity.
It sometimes happens that our oppo
nent makes a better point aginat him
self than we can ; and in such casei we
always take plea Sure in giving him the
benefit of &quotation. The Transcript,
a Johnson paper published in Philadel
phia, discourses of the short-comings of
the President as followeth :
" It is about time that President Joh
nson began to open his eyes, and, for the
sake of decency and the Country, cut
himself loose from the surroundings that
have alienated from him so many of his
true ' friends, and driven him, at the
head of the nation, to the very verge of
political ruin. There is no longer any
else in disguise facts that
every day's experience makes more and
more apparent. -For more than a year
ANDREW JOHNSON has been drifting
with every hour into the arms of politi
cal vagabonds audsharpers, whose pres
ence is contagion and whose touch is
death. These, throughhisdepartments,
have filled our public offices with the
lazzaroni of politics, whose daily de
bauches have disgusted decent people,
and whoseguilty lives hive put them
beyond the pale of respectable recogni
tion. For months past, scoundrels who
have robbed saving funds, in which the
humble have had their all of worldly
wealth, and who have fattened on the
sorrows bind miseries of the poor, have
been dealing out the country's offices, as
gamblers, do their cards,. according to
the greenbacks that their victims ven
tured thereon ; ending, at last, with be
ing rewardea xnetruterves - wrat xagrr •
altions in which they could plunder
with equal boldness, the treasury of the
The truth of the foregoing is as re
markable as its directness. Under An-'
drew Johnson the small prtronage bas
been controlled and dispensed, mainly,
by the most abandoned of the copper
head leaders; 'men who had, long ago,
been cast out of the confidence of their
party as unworthy of being trusted.—
ThOresult, as stated above, is deplorable.
Not only have the common thieves of
party been installed in positions of in
fluence, put the offices, have, in many
instances been givento notoriously in
competent persons. -
" to Pennsylvania the election of 11. S. Sena.
tor is followed by a legislatiVe committee to in
vestigate grave accusations of corruption In the
selection of the first representative' officer of the
Thus the Chawbersburg Repository.
Why will not Col. McClure state the
other, and More significant fact, that
the Committee invited all persons,
having knowledge of corrupt practices
touching the Senatorial election, to ap
pear and testify ? Why will he not
state the other fact, that after a month
of investigation not a single man could
be found -who hat any knowledge of
corrupt practices by any of the candi
dates? Why not state that that Com
inittee has made its report, and pub
lished the testimony, and in the report
declareti that there is no evidence of the
use of improper means on the part of
any of the contestants? '
It is not the first time the thief has
cried " stop thief."
Col. McClure charged, over and over
again, during the campaign, that Gen.
Camercin had corrupted certain mem
bers of the Legislature, or that in sub
stance. Why did he not appear before
the Committee and demand to be ex
amined? There was a proper opportuni
ty to make good the charges if they
were not resorted to as the tricks of a
tricky politician. Let us hear from the
unwritten evidence or let us hear no
more about bribery and corruption.
A cable telegram last week informed
the country that there was a serious up
rising of Fenians in County Cork, Ire
land. This seems to haye come thro'
some inadvertence of the British Gov
ernment; as, by later despatches, the
news is badly discomfuddied and mud
dled ; so that we find it difficult to de
cide whether the Irish have invaded
county Cork, or the British army, on a
pleasure excursion to the Lakes of Kil
larney. (The awkwardness of the last
sentence may be charged to the account
of the conflicting despatches.) One
thing is tolerably clear; there is trouble
in Ireland, and the British troops are
passing over the Channel toward the
seat of disturbance. However, we fear
that the Fenians have struck ti; soon,
and without definite plan. The British
Government is not subject to the little
weaknesses which this nation displayed
in its dealings with Southern rebels.
It will trample out at revolt against its
authority with an iron heel.
construction bill, passed by the House.
Many Senators took part in the discuss
ion, nearly all of whom, among them
Senator Dixon advocated universal or
impartial suffrage. An amendment
was offered declaring "that the 14th
amendment to the Constitution shall
be considered adopted when ratified by
three-fourths of the States represented
in Congress. It was rejected by a vote
of 7to 25. The debate continued until
4 A. M. of the 16th.
The house discussed the bounty bill
which gives each soldier a bounty pro
portioned to the length of time he was
in the service. The bill provides for the
payment of $8,33 per month, deducting
from the aggregate all local or other
bounty money received. The Bill pass
ed by a vote of 95 to 68. The }louse re
ferred to concur in the Senate amend
ments to the bankrupt bill.
'Feb. 16. The Senate insisted on its
amendments to the Bankrupt bill and
asked for a committee of Conference.—
The discussion of the Reconstruction
bill was resumed and after several inef
fectual attempts to delay the final vote,
the bill passed in an amended form by
a vote of 29 to 10.
The House had up the question of
impeachment. A resolution, embody
ing rumors of a corrupt bargain entered
into by several members of the Hahn to
oppose the impeachment measure report
ed by the Judiciary Committee, was
offered and adopted. The bill declaring
who shall Act as President incase of a
vacancy, was called up and passed. We
publish an abstract of this measure two
weeks ago.
Feb. M.—The Senate agreed to the re
port of the Committee of Conference on
the Tenure of office bill, by a vote of
to 10.
The House took up the Military Re
construction bill and debate it at great
length. The tariff bill, with Senate
amendments,-.was reported. No vote
Feb. 19.—The agreement of the Com
rnittee of Conference on the Senate
amendments to the Tenure - Cif office bill,
was reported to the Senate. The
tary Reconstruction , 3lll was takn up
and discussed at length ; the Senate In
sisting upon its amendments.
The House took up the above named
bill, the question being upon the Senate
amendments. Upon the question the
House refused to concur in the amend
ments by the Senate by a vote of 73 to
97, and appoint a Committee of Con
ference. In the evening the Senate sent
in a Message that it insisted on its amend- -
meats to the bill, without appointing a
Committee of Conference. The bill will
next-come up in the House as unfinish
ed business.
. • Feb. 20. Theaction of the House on
the Reconstruction bill was reported
in the Senate, and a motion to concur
in the ,House amendments •was made,
and after a warm debate the motion
prevailed by a vote of 35 to 7. Reverdy
Johnson voting for the bill as amended.
The House amendment provides that,
until the people of the rebel States shall
be by law admitted to representation in
Congress, their - respective Governments
shall be deemed provisional only, in all
respects subject to the paramount au
thority of the United States to abolish,
alter or modify the same at any time.
The amendment disfranchises all per
sons who voluntarily aided or abetted
the rebellion.
The House concurred in the Senate
amendment to the bill above alluded to,
with an amendment, an abstract of
which we present above.
Feb. 21. The Senate took up the bill
to transfer the Indian Bureau to the
War department, and adjourned with
out a vote thereon.
The House devoted its labors to finan
cial questions, and a bill authorizing
the redemption of $100,000,000 of com
pound interest notes by the issue of le
gal tender notes therefor, passed by a
vote of 95 to 69, This reduces the inter
est-bearing debt of the country $lOO,OOO
000, and will not, in our opinion inflate
the volume of the currency at all.
Feb. 13. An act relating to unseated
lands in Tioga County passed the House.
The act declaring Cedar Run,„in Elk
townshin a 'Dublin lihrhwas...waa—r•
ported co'tne - h-enate.
Feb. 14. The State Treasurer sent to
the House the appointment of state tax
es on personal estate among the several
counties of the Commonwealth. The
whole amount to be levied is $300,000,
and of this sum Tioga County is ad
judged to pay $1148,05.
Mr. Mann presented a petition from
the court and bar of Tioga County, ask.
ing for a law restricting lien on foreign
attachments to five years.
Also, from the same, a petition for an
act to prevent fraudulent insolvency.
A bill relating to evidence, substan
tially the same as that introduced last
year, was reported from the Committee
on the Judiciary and placed at the head
of the calendar. A bill to compel holders
of Mortgages to assign them when pro
ceedings have been instituted, passed
the House.
Feb. 15. A supplement to an net rela
ting to bounties to volunteers from
Farmington, Tioga County, was report
ed to the House.
Mn Mann- read in place an act to
amend the road laws of Tioga and Pot
ter counties.
The grand jury of Washington City
has presented an indictment against
John H. Suratt. Thd indictment is
accompanied by a presentment charg
ing John Wilkes Booth with the murder
of Abraham Lincoln, and John H. Sur
ratt, David E Harrold, Lewis Payne
and George T. Atzerott for being pres
ent, aiding and abetting, on or about
the 14th of April, 1865.
The indictment is for murder,-and its
first count charges that John H. Sur
ratt, on or about the 14th day of April,
1865 did murder Abraham Lincoln,—
The second count charges that Bohn Et.
Surratt and John Wilkes Booth did
murder Abraham Lincoln. The third
count charges with the murder of Abra
ham Lincoln, John H. Surratt, Lewis
Payne, John Wilkes Booth, David E.
Harrold, George A. Atzerott and Mrs.
M. E. Surratt. The fourth count char
ges that John Wilkes Booth, John Sur
ratt, David E. Harold, George A. Atz
erott, Lewis Payne and Mary E Surratt,
did conspire and confederatd together
to kill and murder Abraham Lincoln,
Abel Sherwood, son ofDanielt. Sher
wood, of Mansfield, was fatally injured
at Williamsport, recently. He was in
the employment of the railroad com
pany. In endeavoring to get upon a
flat car, he slipped and his legs were
run over. He died from the injuries a
few days after, tho' they were not ap
parently severe.—Elmira Gazette.
The Pension Fund of the United
States, which was less than a million
of dollars in 1862, is now over thirteen
millions, and there are now 125,000
mutilated young men in the nation de
riving support from this fund. The
entire expenses of government from
1824 to 1828, was. leas than our present
annual appropriation for Pensions. In
1880, when the war broke out, we had
only a few hundred old revolutionary
soldiers, and five or six thousand of the
war of 1812 and 1847, on the govern
ment penSion list.
A call has been issued for the assem
bling of a State convention at Harris
burg, on Tuesday, the 28th inst., to de
vise measures to check the great and
growing evil of intemperance. The
call is signed by Governor Geary, Sec
retary F. Jordan, Speaker Hall, of the
Senate, and fifty-one other Senators and
Representatives, besides over one hun
dred others, including some of the most
distinguished citizens of the State. An
earnest and eloquent appeal is made to
the friends of temperance throughout
the State to be presented on the occasion.
iThe Tennessee Legislature desires
Senator Patterson the President's son
in-law, to resign. Visitors to the Sen
ate recognize him as the man With the
Nbarm-looking nose.
NOTICE.—The Delmar School Directors will
meet at the /fuller School Renseast9.4.7
to let the getting of wood for nest Winter
Schools, and let the balding of a School Hen.
near John Reszaon's the coming immmer.
By order of the Board.
Delmar, Feb. 27,1887-2 w.
ALLY! -RALLY !—A meeting of Lodge
No. 1 will les hold at the Young_ Men's Re
publican Club Room. over Young's Bookstore,
Thursday evening, 28th last., at 8 o'elocit. Sol
diers, come up to the work like num, iind lot ELI
make our Lodge the banner Lodge of the county.
Let every stonier bring at least one soldier with
him and we will swell our Lodge to a full com
pany, thus insuring the appointment of three
staff officers in Wellsboro: By order of PRANK
Feb. 27. 1887. - GUY C. HINMAN,
Uout. or Lady:
PP at cost, prip . aratory to
. patting ti; a nips
SPRING sfrticK.
is desirable at cost Pileas, W e
, are getting up
SUITS at the lowest possible prices and have
given universal satisfaction. - -We ha - Veined* this
bargain with every one that we have sold to
and still continue to do so. Order your
of os, and if It dui notitutt, we.ASSAM gaped
a Sale.
RINOS, ic.,
1 ,
We have our usually nice assorted stook of
DENIMS, &c.,
at the lowest poseibla market prices.
Call and sea na
Wellabor°, Feb. 2T, Mt
We beg leave to call the attention of the pub.
lio to an entirely new quality of Wire known an
White Wire, possessing a coating which preventa
it from ever corroding or turning from its uniform
whiteness during any -number of years, and on
which Letters Patent has been secured. It has
been found to be the only article suitable fora
clothes line, exeept the old-fashioned reps or
cord, which always gives so much trouble and
annoyance by breaking, rotting out, and discol
oring clothes, and by being obliged to put it up
and take it down every time used. With thin -
Wire Clothes Line you have none of these annoy
sums, and when it is DIM pot up it, gives you go
more trouble until the stakes or poet. nit down to
which it is attached. After using it vs its coat
ftdent you will fully corroborate the statement§
of thousands of others in its praise. Over 1100 ' -
000 lines already sold, and every family should
and will have one. It will not cheap, though
yen may keep it under water for any length of
time; hence, you see, it cannot discolor clothed,
like a rope or cord. She of Wire, No. §.
Six Reasons why every family ahotad
have one of these Patent White Wire Clothes
ref- You never /161/0 to tate it in no matter
what the weather may be; the weather cannot
affect it.
2d. It will last from twenty-five to fifty years
at least, and during that time you will wear out
fifty ordinary lines, betides offering an untold
amount of trouble and annoyance with them.
3d. •It is the cheapest Line in the world, to
say nothing of its great convenience. A good
rope line casts about 2 cants per foot, and this
only 41i cents. This will last a life time, while
that with good care will last abort a year. This
Wire, at 25 cents par foot, would be that
& rope line.
4th. Yon cannot load it Assisi; .onongli with
clothes, and the wind nevothlstrs strong enough
to break it.
sth.- It does not in any way discolor or injure
clothes that are hung upon it.
6th. It will save its price in twin you trouble
and annoyance every three months you own it.
The Wire is annealed before coating, which
makes it very soft and tough. It can moor be
broken in the use for whtch it is intended.
Price four and a half cents per foot. Usual
amount for a good line, 75 to 100 feet.
Clotbei are fastened to it with the common
clothe pin.
The',following editorial notice' from the Tri
bune, Independent and Christian Advocate, are
among the many newspaper testimonials _which
we have received, but space will not allow u to
introduce more here :
The American White Wire Clothes-line, is a
superior article in its way. It does not injure
clothes and is almost indestructable. Every
housewife should use it. Wears now using it.—
N: Y. Tribene.
The Patent White Wire Clothes-line, is all it
purports to be—a most indispensable article. It
does not injure the clothes, and never wears out.
Every house will ultimately have is—N. Y. In
Tea Wane. Woo Cranes LtHE.--Among the
special annoyances of the washing day are to be
reckoned high up the list tho 11l adaptation of
clothes lines. The old cord or rope has done
much good service; but what with its breaking,
rotting out, discoloring the clothes, and the an
noyance of putting up and taking down each
week is not quite a perfect article. A substitute
is now offered in the " Patent White Wire Clothes
Lino," for sale by the American Wire Company,
149 Broadway. The peculiarity of this wire is
in its coating, which, it is said, never becomes
broken. We have seen It used, and find that it
gives entire satisfaction.—N. Y. Christie* /deo
rg. a- raw, Allot,
'MP, Pinata.
Feb. 27, 1867-tf.
vir AV&Qpurehased 1b Bore oaca-
AA. pilld by William Toward, aro rudy to
supply customers with
ambit reatcaable prices
FATtpaRS 45c 1 arßE_lttl,
Will and It to thole advantage to call and look at
oar Stock before trorclualng elsewhere.
Reaumbii_the taus,
10.1 t, _
Crnozi—wfisiiiii; so/ Ws, Emma, has
iiR my bad and board without just gnat or
=ion. I hooky caution all parsons against
gor trailing her on my account for I
shall pay no debts of her contracting altar this
Jackson, Bab. Sr, 1867-3*
Chester County . Pigs.
BOUT two pairs of pore Chester Co. Pip
mat be purchased of the subsoriba at Mans
djll. Timetk Pigs are about Are mouths old, end
were brought directly from Chester Co. some two
mouths lance. ALMON ALLEN.
Pelt. 241867-3 w.
Wilson tt Van Vakenbiug
Hat: established themselves at
lately oeesrpted by F. D. Dui el 4
They propose to entry on a live business in
They expect to open out a sew and *bolos stook
The Senior partner has had a large experience
in Merchant Tailoring, and it is the intention of
the new litm to pot this branch of their business
beyond successfal competition.
WeLliboro,Veb.2o, 11167—r.
Clothing! Clothing I
r ataildielberiandastior detuutadd,
Offers the whole for
At actual COST for oath
This stook is Lam sad Attrastim sad will
be found worthy of itatation, as it csnapdses a
Ho also offers hi. suck of
which comprises a groat 'Variety of Roach Ns
vino., Cohorts, Paratnettes; together with about
20 MITTS of
Ithiagalir rage
on the wee tam. 711011A8 HABDIN.
. WeWhom, Bah 29,1897.
/0/ the—lteioefigs anti- Expenditure*
the Treasury of Tioga County for the
nor 1866.
From Collector* sealid Ms 1861
"" 1885 1470 98
relief tax /320 04
laata3 - tag #BBB.. ..... ....19538 33
" unailatod las 1884-5- 6927 30
- 0. tux relief 1.144,5 1733 78
tea lands sold7BBo 3591 33
" seated tax lands sold 1888._ . ..... 197 80
" seated tax lands returned 1888...... 348 78
" seated tax lands redeemed 930 12
" seated tax lands redeemed 151 80
" seated taz lands sold 101 01
Itemelred on judgments 206 43
Reeetred on - Commiers Sales land 1880.. au 24
Reed Sheriff Tabor Commonn't coats... 727 33
Al ... ;01 89
" Jll Niles - " ... 83 90
" W *Smith " 4e. 44990
" • • - --- 90 00
" &pikes and bricks sold .... 336
$38006 15
Cbrunisalcmere Wage*.
Amount paid M 'Rockwell . - 15247 56
Ateuenst peld B S Seeley - 297 l 2
Amount paid B Hatt 248'84
Amount paid P Vannes 71 29
Totai.-.. saaß 20 ,
Commissioners' Counsel.
Amount paid A J Olmsted
Amount paid B B Stang...
Amount paid W H
Amount paid J B
Amount pad if F Bllfott.-
Commisaionera' Clerk
Astoust pakl nos Aim
County Auditors
daeunt paid Josiah Eraery...,.....-.......-.72 00
Amount paid C r Veil -...... -....---.10 62
Thzverse jurors
Mama raid Stephan Bouquet 95
Grand Jurors
Amatini pa1611.:13 - 14 - eliat al ...... ............673 55
Amcutnt.paid T P Wingate
Corurfabiee and 'Tip Slaves
Amount paid W II Smith of al
Amount paid A S Brewster et al ............_33 67
Amonat paid B T Wood et al
Amount paid Cobb A Van %Ida et al 242 80
Amount psis L H Efinith et i 1 •1183 85
anntnontvealth Costa. " '
,E* - AttarTiey. ='
Amount paid J B Niles 477 00
Bounty Paid on Wild ads. '
Amovoit *5, L Fan= et of 15 05
Viewing Bridges & Bridge Views.
Amount Wit Y But .359 54
Bridge Repairs.
Amount veld 0 H Bartlett et al 3940 14
_New Bridges.
Paid Jtut King 2d, , new bridges, Morris—, 186 00
j " 485 00
Paid D G 'McCoy et al Tioga 225 27
Paid .7ehn Howland Nelson h Oceola.., 340 00
_Paid A G Sturroek et al " 103 00
Paid John Howland " " 340 00
Paid John Howland " ... 800 08
Paid John Howland ... 980 00
Paid Ju Kin`, 2d, 33 00
Paid Silas Allis, Bless 250 00
Paid Silas Allis, Bless.— 31 00
Paid Silas Allis, Biota .............. ......._... 260 00
Paid Silas Allis, Bbss. . 150 00
Paid John Howland, Deerfield. 78 16
Paid Silas Allis, Blosa 183 00
Damage to Improvements
Amount paid John T Bliu at al- 79 00
Amount paid W C Ripley 40 00
Amount paid J C Swan , 66 00
Amount paid 11 W Love et aL 6 00
Amount paid J W Hall 110 00
Amount paid Geo Kohler et al . . 35 00
Amount paid Jobn Gibson....,. .. 25 00
Amount paid M 2 Fields ' 36 00
Road Flews.
Amount paid H Allan et al 600 75
Amount paid Andrus, MoCbain 4 Co
Clerk of Quarter .Sessions
Amount paid John B Donaldson
Inquests on Bodies
Amount paid D B Peters et al.--
Distributing Assessments, &c.
Amount paid E Hart et al 98 66
Repairing Jail de Sherra Residency
Amount paid L Tabor et aL 1081 85
Quirt Souse and Grounds.
Amount paid S $ Landis at al
Amount paid L al. 1886 04
Eastern Penitentiary.
Amount paid C P Miller
Penn'a Lunatic Hospital.
Amount psis c P Miller 179 20
Sheriff's .Rea.
Am't paid-Shalt Tabor, summan'g prora.l4o 40
Money lieunded.
Amount paid 8 Withey et al.
- -' Postage
Amount. paid C F Miller
, latpew
,.Amostni Paid B T - warkhorn chairs c 300
•' paid W M Davis, co at... 12 52
" paid L 0 Beach, costa... .... . . 253
" paid (3 Bergner, Harfab's Terph.. 400
" witness fees, G Seely vs Tioga Co. 35 18
" ... 370
" paid J 3 Motley, tables do 700
" k C BOrpeon, seal .Cam's office—. 18 00
" paid John A Boy, glass do 2 38
" paid B P Deane n labor do 2 00
" paid B T Vanhorn, cabinet work... 13 50
, E p hiill a ar,No r re e s o s o o rt harg
Hott es s:. 14 807
" paid M Millard, express charges.... 238
paidli Hastings, interest on bond. 150
w • .pald.s 8 Cook, work de 50
C V Miller, diaoo't loan from Bank. 34 00
Amount paid la II Matthias et al- 78 18
County -Treasurer.
Amount paid C F Miller, ConuniaSioner on
$123,939 10 at - 1 par emit. 1239 39
Amount paid on 229,147 84 at 3 per cent. 874 48
dm't paid Trears Deeds land told county. 588 28
Redemption Money
Axacrcuit paid C P Millar- 97 91
Revenue Stamps.
Amount pia C P Miller..
iV,ip,,to PenCM
Amount paid Georg* Spdia aL.--....-302 31
Copying Records.
Amount Donalthou. 24 75
Poor House.
Amount paid 4 ft Tamps as a! 539 71
Mate - Tax.
Amount paid 0 s[illa ......... 91
~,Bounty Loan Certificates.
.! - Cliint paid inatallmant and' interest on
Oartiflastas of August 2d, 1862 9139. e 5
Tcrrai Varzirprrtaues
Myron Xtookwell, Commissioner, in account with
Tiogs county, DR.
To county erger5........ 230 84
To balance ate over paid ism year 10 72
CIL 247 56
By 476 wiles travel...... 28 56
Dr 21 dAys sartiess .21900
V. 8 Seeley, Commissioner, in acconat with Tioga
county, DEL
To scanty orders- 297 72
By 462 mike of travel
88 00 days services....
297 72
Hart, Commissioner, in account with Tiogn
To county orders 248 k
. .
8y.44 males of towel
By 82 days iorsioes...
249 64
P V Vaanoss,Commissiooar, sooomot with Ti
op sottnty, DS
To *may batiste. ........... .................._....71 28
By BS MINI tesvel
By 22 4sys serdeoe
c - -tkailleik...lryadElhididiireifiso - rif said ectillty,
do heieby certify that the foregoing 13 • cun t ,
statamegt uft Ow: *IOW tharata set forth. fy
teatistooy whereof, we have hereunt o .t oar
hand/ eat Mal this Mt day of Jaautrv, A b
1967. E S. SEELY. )
Attest: Taos. Au.x.r, Clerk.
C 8 ,Mitlier. Treasurer of Tina County,
count with said county from Jun. 12th, 13,,E t,
Jen 2.2d 1 1887, DR.
To auerreoeiven Nl'd Spencer, as per
receipt Jan. 12th, 180, 42L5 4,
To ain't Co. tax unseated land 1884-5, 027 4
a bounty 20735 92
" ,State :: 2o9l 3/
1733 in
sold '3591
To al : t r t el as ief on aesdasdland bold 18e8, 197
o p a i d
.. ^
- -
-... • e -•,' .? •,.... 2•-•rodsed ".•4
330 1
44 AI 4 151 :u"
•• sohl " lul ui
" received on Judgments, 20 413
" bounty tax assessed. 1566 846311 4;
" county tax 1244.50 , 1, 13411 2.221 ,
•• State tax on watches, 0,, ;
" ontstanding bounty tax . 1401: 1193 31
do outstanding county tax tht 2177 1;
do outstanding state tax du 1163 59
do outstanding relief tax do 1921 93
do of eommis'n on sale land 1866 ' 6St .14
do loaned by Commissioners do 329 , 25
do outatand'g eounty taxes 1862 .110 Js
do outstanding relief taxes do 21 20
do oettstand'g militia taxes do ;510
do oststand's county taxes 1863 ii u 24
do ontstandinglretief taxes do 52 Ou
vbs—estatand'gintillia taxes do 1365.
do outstay:Ll bounty taxes 1964 287 2,,
do ontatand'g county taxes do 23019
do outstanding relief taxes do 214 74
do outstanding state taxes 1862 31 51
do outstanding state taxes 1863 5110
- do - ontstanding state taxes 1866 yrr 31
do state tax assessed do 1226 01
do do • do carriages do 34 13
do do do watches do 73 75
do eom'tb costa reed Sheriff Tabor 727 51
do do do do 305 51
do do do 3 B Niles 83 40
do do do W H Smith 249 59
To amount received Thos Allen 30 Os
• ibr — ante oftstimnr sn ek ---- - ---- 370
.... 20 00
60 00
110 00
40 00
..235 00
-700 00
165 00
By am% of ardent rodee'd and cancei'd 29147 89
do abateoseute on bounty tax 1368 17775 b
do - commissions do ' do en 61
do outstanding do de 11825 2 9
do abatement county Vol do 795 ri
do counsassione Co: do do 809 sd
do ontstand'g county do do 2 , 141 27
do-- abatenets bounty do 1965 2595 14
do commiens bounty do - do 327 44
do ontstand'g beauty do do 476 51
ao , abatemle. county , .do do 356 63
do coutiniVna county do do 265 69
do outetand'g county do do 254 35
do 2118Am:ill, elate do do 1291!
do eouttniaterabito - do - 9171
do outstanding state do do 207 3,
do abatements relief do do 179 57
do commiss'as relief do do 65 31
do outstand'g relief do do 289 3:
do Co. el:oddest. Mob. 1, '64, red'd 79400 61
do interest do - do 5393
do Inseetiat'steertiden Oct. 1, '64 9486 og
do ' bends ford tt canard Sept, 1,'64 2193110
do inmost paid on above bond 193111
do bonds ead'd eano'd Aug. 1, '65 3017 08
do instalment paid on same 2111 21
do - installment and interest on car
.......667 96
afloat* Angnst 2d, 1862 5139?,
do outstanding county tax 1842 300 01
do do relief do do 3131 •
do do militia do do 35 os •
do do county do 1863 111 24 ,
do do relief do do 53 90
do do militia do do IS Ov
do do bounty do 1884 287 29
do do county do do 230 11
do do relief do do 214 74
do do state do du I= 31
do du do do 13E2 11 51
do do do do 1883 5110
do bat 81a.te Main rec't.Feb- 12 'B6 - 57 94
do do ,do Jan.- 4, '67 86440
do inst'net & int'et carrell Oct. 1,114 126 00
do do do - do 109 00
do do do Sept. 1,'64 21 09
do err. State Voters real Feb. 13,10 510
do inst'm't et inest eerfee Oct. 1, '64 590 ti
do oommie'n on $123,939 10 at Ipr of 1239 39
do do 29,147 134 st 3 do 874 43
do do ~ 926 59 at I do 921
do balance duel3'y accountant 148'74
3330 42
We, the undersigned Auditors of Tioga County,
having audited, adjusted and settled the above
general account of Chas. T. Miller, Treasurer of
Tioga County with said county, and the Corn•
monwealth of Ponnsylvania, do certify that a,
And aa-above Mated, &balance in the_ hands of
Treasurer of One HOndred and Forty-Eight Dol.
lam and seventy-four cents, as witness our hand,
this Slat day of January, A. D 71867.
D. L. AIREN, '
J. G. ARGETSINGER,} Auditors
394 00
_235 00
Statement of Liabilities of Tioga County for
Bounty Cestificates,'Loans, January 315t,1967,
as follows, namely:
To amount of of Bounty Certificates of August
1862, March let, 1864, sad October Ist, 1864,
and amount of Bonds for Money Loaned by
County Commissioners to meet deficiency to
pay installments on above Bounty Catittestm
u per Statement published January 16th.
1988, $469572
Amount of payments' by the genre!
Treeless up to Jan. 16th, 1966, $152632 39
Deduct interest included in above, 9632 I!
_155 27
.....11 i 0
173000 1
Balance due on principal Jin. T6,'66, 296572 5
To amount of Loan Bonds' leaned by
Camera to Meet dellelenes as above, 32925?!
-1238 31.
Amt of Bounty Berates of March I,
1884, redeemed and cancelled, 79400 01
Bonds do do Sept. I, '64, 21930 01
Bends do do Aug. 1,'85, 3017 0 1
Installments paid on Above,_. _ _lll'4
40 4t IQ ea Oa certific'te Aug. '62, 5139 0.,
do on bounty - do Oct. I, '64-, - 500 PO
Meet paid on b'ty canto's and bonds, 11589'0
........5 SI
Whole set paid by C .1? Millar. Treas. 512368410
Deduct intermit paid u above. 11586:0
Total amount paid on principal, $112097 91
Leaving babinee-dse by Cmmty on
bounty liabilities, $217400 II
We, the undersigned Auditors of Tioga COMA
ty, do certify that from the entries on the Aoh
tor's Book, we- find the above liabilities of the
Bounty - liabilities, and ac
such nklailities have been reduced as above stated
by payment of Bends in fall, and installment. ,
paid on the tame by the Treasurers of Tide
County. up to January 31st, 1887.
Witness our hands the 31st day of Jan. A. D
1887. -li, L. AIKEN,
J. G. ARGET3INGER, Auditor.
163 76
2figo 10
1410 Shin.obiruiiimtparos;i:Lanafiteorniha.l:4;
recently vialted many leading Den.
tal rooms in several Suter: citill,
now prepared to execute all work pertaining
to his profession, with ell the improvements o:'
the day, so as to render it on object for all deer.
ring Dental operations to give him a cell. Don'.
forget the place, over S. R. 80W011 . 3 Store.
76 25
Wellsboro, 'Feb. 20, ISO -t[
Army Revolver, 44-100 in. CsNM.
Navy Revolver 30-100 in. Callbre
Belt Revolver,..— Nary silo (kinks
Pollee Revolver, ....... Navy eise Calabr ,
New Pocket Revolver 31 100 in. Calibre
Pocket Revolver. (Rider's pt.) 31-100 it,. Calibre
Repeating Pistol, (Elliott pt.) No 22 de 32 Carige
Vest Pocket Pistol, No 22, 30. 32 & 41 Cartridge
Gun Cane No 22 do 32 Cartridge
35374 10
iireitob Loading Rlfie,(Ben.ll) No 32 d3S '
Revolving Rifle, 36 100 in Calibre
. 27 72
270 00
Moore & Nichols. New York Wm Reid cr Son
Boston; Jos C Grubb & Co, Pbtladelpbm Pool
they & Trimble, Baltimore; Henry Folsom S C
Now Orleans; Johnson, Spencer & Co, rbicaz.•
L Sl Rumsey & Co, St. Louis; Albert R Cram,
Son Francisco. , Fob 20, 1367
..248 00
NOTICE.—The School Direi r t73 of Charlto
ton will meet at Whitt:toyedle. on Saturday,
the 23d inet.,"at one o'clock P. 3f.. to let the
building of a. Sobool Boole in that place. Site
of House, twen ty
inside, (including arrangement of sects, do.> like
Four by Forty lento nainbod
the Borne House. By order a? Preeielent,
C. W. BditLf/Wo Ike/.
claariontut,Teb. L1,111117.2w.
$197638 45
5197638 49
$329493 50