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[From the Army and Navy Journal, May 18.]
• ,TRE VIELIJASZI
41. the discharge (on bail) of Jefferson
Davis from Fort Menree, a lame and
impotent conehision rounds efrwhat,at
best has been a shabby and disgraerul
affair. ,The fair :commentary; on the
release of Jefferson Davis (if; as' is Nob
alge; he shall be discharged in ‘`Novient
-1)0), will be that treason is not• a crime,
or. if it be one, is so trivial a- Weakness
that it.must not be' punished=-the
known oratorleal utterance of Senator
Andrew Johnson to the eontrar:y not
withstanding. As the case stands, we
are all abashed with :a conviction that
the great gulf fixed of old betwitt "loy
. altyl .and. "oathbreaking" has been
somehow filled up, so that the ancient
landmarks are gone, and the wily crime
committed by the Confederacy Was -the
crime oti:not achieving success.
The stk. years'' career now f•OnSinn
ulated have added to Jefferson Davis
abundant celebrity. without clothing
hini in the least with historicgreatticss.
The true hero of our day, the figure
which will ever hereafter loom ..up
above others in enduring suprentacy;. is
that ungainly, uncomely one of,-the
martyr President, the rival as the fee of .
Jefferson Davis, and between Witoni and
Davis, and between whose- disciples and
adruirersand those of Davis, =there Can
never be any . joint-propriatorship of
Of glory and honor. Davis Nxias physic
catty safer, indeed,. in underinAning , the
.epubllo than Lincoln in Saving it.
The work of the latter cost him his life
it. the moment - of success, by The liand
I of an emissary of the rival cause r
$ ;Mr. Davis walks, free and• untram.
rtielled, and is not called-to account fnr'
his career. It is some satisfaction,
hOWever, to know that. Ir. Davis will
kC!), down to histor -, though unwhipped
of justice, at leastngilded by any mis
leading romance. The inisympathetie
and arrogant, elements in his tempera
: raent ill-fitted him] to carry a nation
with him by the
h force,of personal devo
- whatever romance might
', n thrown around him by the
-.;" 'failure of his cause was entirely removed
• by the very prosaic? embarrassing, in
. :-fact ludicrous, circumstances of • his
overhauling and capture in qeorgia.i
Perhaps, also, this present quiet way of
his disappearing from'the stage of his
tory is practically better tham the cere
mony of a State trial, which could not
have failed, to increase his notoriety.
The career of Jeff' Davis as President
commenced - in February, 1861, thus an
tedating that of our own President Lin
- coin; •it substantially ended, four years
later, on the 2d day of April, 1865. On
that fatal Sunday, Lee's courier hastily ,
'entered St. Paul's Church, in Rich mond,
and calling out the Confederate Pr. 0,4-
1 dent, told hini' the ddom ofhis capital.
The sarnE night Davis be an his new
role as' fugitive'from justi 1- Flying to
he had the m nstrous con
ceit and hardihood to make'', a "procla
mation," on the sth of April, announ
cing that "we-have now entered upon
a new phase orthe struggle. Relieved
from the necessity of guarding partieu
'A tar points, our army will be free to move
ffrona point to point, to strike the enemy
'ln detail, far from.his base!", Poor Jeff!
Reading his proclamation now, the
whole tide of four, years' mendacity by
which' the Confederacy was so long
floated floods back • dpon the. memory,
( and and again tvq•lare surrounded by
those famous "blessings in disguise,"
in this same manifesto, `II will never
consent," said,poor Davis, "to abandon
to the enemy one foot of the soil - of cony
one-of the States -of the Confederacy.
.. Virginia shall be held and defended,
and no peace ever, be made • with the
infamous invaders of her territory."
And so forth,
and so on, • "wit 4 uncon
quered and unconquerable, • hearts."
Four days later, Lqe bad -surrendered,
and Davis and his baggage had lied in
continently from Danville to Greens
boro. On the 18th of April Davis' fled.
from Greensboro, via Charlotte, aeroSs
South- Carolina. On the 9th of May he
reached the little historic tOwn of Ir
-winsville, Georgia, and there, next
- morning, he was captured by colonel
Pri,tchard's 4th Michigan, while at
tempting to escape to . the spring, dis
guised as his wife's "old mother,' with
a shawl over his head and a tin pail in
his hand. It was the farce after the
tragedy, and the world rang with laugh
ter,which forever destrOyed tb,—,,,,....,
orAt - r. Jefferson Davis' exploits.
' #e was conducted (in male attire)' to
Fort Monroe on the 19th of May, and
served out nearly two years there be
- fore "freedom of locomotion," as his
eotinsel expressed it, Was granted. A
desperate eflbrt was formerly made by
- most of the newspapers of that humane
and gentle nation Which has lately
taught is how to treat rebels' in Jama
ica iThd India. to manufacture sympathy
for Jeff Davis. What space the En
glish papers could spare from e. using
the atrocities of Andersonville, _l43„by,
and Belle Isle, was filled with pictures
'of the horrible tortures of Jeff - Davis - at
Fort Monroe. He was allowed ne bohks,
and was going to die! i He was dwiti=
'Wing away perceptibly under inquisi
torial. tortures—the Americans -were
'barbarous to their captives ! Had one
tithe of the honors that anguished the
fourteen , thousand brave boys of ,the
North who, in tWoyears, died at One
single prison in the South, been inflicted
on Davis, he would long ago have gone
to encounter them in the next world.
But Davis, despitd the innuendoes of
the Saturday Review, waxed better and
better in health—not only lived, but
"thrived . " und6r Yankee barbariqes..
The questionof Davis' trial °proba
bly ended. Between President and
titipreme Court, between 6 . 3,11 and mili
tary tribunals, it has been batted to and
fro like a shuttleetiek between, battle
dores, till now the play is over. We do
not propose to say anything elaborate
on a subject which it is now almost use
less to discuss. Nevertheless, it may be
Set down as true that thetime was when
the summary, but fair, trial by court-
Martial of Jefferson Davis would have
'been applauded as an act of justice
,throughout the land. The President
once said, in Memorable words, that "it
was time the peopleof the United States
should learn that treason was a crime."
The boot appears to be on the ether leg.
The people think that they are the only
people who do know that treason is a
crime. With the final discharge of
Jefferson Davis, however, the questioil
of treason will probably go undecided
into history-. Or, if it 'be exhumed at
some 'distant day, it'will appear insome
dry, legal diction, interesting as a. pro
fessional opinion, but taking no vital
hold as a fact upon the people of the
The Ev.ening' Telegraph, in an article
upon th e importance of selecting a safe
man for Vice Presidency, nialtes this
good point upon Andrew Johnson :
We (want as good a man for Vice
_President. Above all, he should be. a
man concerning whose political fidel
ity there is no doubt. Our, political
system obliges all parties to repose con
fidenceln tho men they nominate.—
We hold that the breach of this con
' fidence is about the highest - political
crime that a man can commit. What,
for instance, would be thought of a
Presidential Elector, elected by a cer
tain party, as all our Electors, are, for
the express purpose of voting for the
' distinctly specified nominees of the
party, who should betray- his trust,
and vote for the opposing candldates
Would not every honest man Aespisei
and'execrate him ? Would an shal- t
low, hypocritical *pleas of "
• above pat," " the good of the coun
try," and all that, avail him anyth hag ?
But wherein would such treachery as
this be less glaring or fess odious than
that which was exhibited by Andrew
Johnson in deserting and betraying
the Republican party, by joinhig the
- The Atlantic cable Of 1866 has ceased
working, and the disaster is attributed
to damage done by an ,iceberg which
grounded,olV the harbor of Heart's-Con
tentoOn Vie evening of the 4th instant,
'and is supposed to have broken ti e ea
bk li .( The cable at that point t
abo2t sixteen fathcans of water.
WEDNESDAY, „MAY, 290867.
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THE CROPS.—Thursday and Friday
of last wea. we devoted to a flYing,
visit to ToWanda, via. Waverly. The
mud was deep hence to Tiogri c and the
clouds lachrymotte. Every Where we
observed about - the same backwardness
as reigns hereabout. 14<fact, there is
scarcely any difference, -as- regards the
state of the farmers' work, between :the
uplands of Tioga ana the'valleys ttt' the
.Chetlung and North Branch :
But we can bear testimony to the
breadth and promise of the wheat crop
everywhere, We saw, proliably„thous
ands of acres of wheat, and not a square
rod of poor growth. The crop is vig
orous and well advanceil, and old far
mers admit that it was never i better.
Beyond this the earth is barren of
Crops, save in a few acne of oats - here
and there, sowed
,biltOen 'Showers on
light- lands. :The meadows and
tures are in good condition; apple or
chards are just ready to burst into un
usually luxuriant bleetn: . In short,
though late, the season bears
extraordinary productiveness, and we
see no reason why the people should
have forebodings of famine.
A BRACE "OF FIiDISORETIONB.
ii•Vhen wine is in wit is out, saith the
old proverb. We are notsurprised, then,
that during-a press dinner in Richmond
after the release of Jefferson Davis on
bail, Mr. Jos. Macfarland, a correspon
dent of the Washington Chronicle, pro
,a toast to " Jefferson Davis, the
soldier andthe mini." Mr. Macfarland
resemtiles • a 10-horse power engine in
motion, without governor or balance
wheel. This deseribeS his nermal con
dition : when quickened by potations
his eccentricity is - innelt accelerated.
We recollect when Macfarland was a
reporter on the Chronicle, 1:10* be came
to us one day in a state of perspiring
excitement, and related the particulars
of a new invention for navigating the
air. The machine operated by gravita
tion= the navigator starting from the
ground and proceeding in ever ascend
ifig spirals, and returning to terra firma
at pleasure. He was so full of the fly
ing machine, and do annoyed by the ri
dicule bestowed upon it, that he acted
like a man bereft of reason. His toast
for Jeff Davis, therefore, is sufficiently
explained to those who know the man.
Mr. Greeley has written a letter to the
Union League of which he is a member,
and in reply to an invitation to address
the League in explanatiorrof his giving
bail for David., His letter is character
istic:, trenchant, passionate, and suc
cessful', regarded as a vindication of his
consistency. But with hi's right to bail
DaviS nobody tulles issue. We do not
like his consistency. His argument, if
reduced f practice, would. empty every
Penitentiary in the land- ten days.
Of the sturdy honesty of Horace Gree t
ley.we never entertained-a doubt ; his
chivalric devotion to the cause of hu
man'progress we never denied i f but his
judgment has infirmities, and his oppo
sition to the firthdleation of law bir
alties is an infirmity. We hope he may
be right when he says that the rising
generation . will select this last act of
magnanimity as the Most laudable of
his life; but we think he is mistaken.
The people want to know,-not if trea
son be the highest crime, but)lf it be a
crime at all. Mr. Greeley has pronoun
ced an opinion touching this which is
not in accord with the belief of his co
,:laborers; and he will do well to bear in
mind the fact, that the man who is thor
oughly convinced of the justice of his
eourse, can afford to bear criticism nor
exhibit so much distemper as he does
undeic the operation. He Pas never
suffered criticism -by his co-laberers
without showing a vast deal of temper.
This cannot prevent a free canvass of
hiS public acts by his friends. He is at
borne on a "scold," and nobody will
deny his right to scold, any more- than
anybody deniesl his right to bail Jeff
Davis. But the propriety of both, is a
legitimate subject of inquiry and' com
Mr. Greeley is mistaken. The dis
satisfaction of his friends touching his,
becoming bail for Jefferson Davis isl
not destined to eventuate in shame'
within three years. from date. The peo
-I:deaw, ff. still see—in Jeff. Davis the
worst criminal of the r age. They de-.
manded, not his -release, but his trial
for treason ; • They desire to have it de
cided, now, whether there is any crime
called treason ; and if there be, then
they want to know whether it b& a
crime of greater Magnitude than rob
bing a hen-nest. Not that the Repub
licans wish to rebel against the powers
that be", Rave at the ballot box ; but that
all good citizens feel that now is the
time to give full and`fair notice that fufl
tore rebellion will be punished severe
-IY. We do mikt misapprehend Mr.
,Greeley's motives. Mr. Greeley Mis
apPrehends the nature of the case.--
That is the difficulty. ' Much has been
forgiven him in th past; whether he
can live:down the e ‘t, of his last act
of magnaniMity, or not remains to be
We fear 'that • cannot. The
error touches principlT. It was a mag
nifying of the importance of To-Day,
to the great damage of To-Morrow, and
Next Day. Grant that Davis could
not have been convicted by a Virginia
jury; the trial should have been made
long ago ;.and as it was not 'made then,
it ought to have been made later.
' The Legislature of Massachusetts has
just defeated a Liquor license bill by
the decisive tote of 161 nays t 0,64 yeas.
That ~State, therefore, signifi6 its deter
mination to retain Prohibition on its
statute book. . •
In September a convention of Liqulr
sellers is acl4ertised to' meet at Albany,
N. Y., with a view to inaugurate
measures to abolish the present Excise
Law of that State. The subject of
_Temperance seems to be very generally
before the people, and we hope that
there will be no thuthing on either side..
Let every man put himself on the
The Canipaign of 1868 may becon
oh:feted . ,
can National Committee has issued its
address, setting forth the thn,.igsues up
on hiring questions, and'- asking. for
meauktorosecate a vigoronsCampaign
in the South: 'While we' wo uld not in
,anYwi,Se oissfsviioto in the,
*nth,-eve`' 'mush .sad' that intelligent
farmers alw aye - work theiic , beat, odu
cing lands when they expect large
crops.; We expect the . chief - work -- of
electing al reliable man:President next
year will devolve upon the Itcpublitans
of the North. The Republicans of the
North can do it without a costly canvass
of thaSouth. . _ _ • „ ,
It is not too early to open
paign. It his high time that the peo
ple should . express their preferentes,
not for any man, but 'for tlie kind,' of a
moo they will support. If we are, not
greatly mistaken the Republican Mass
es will not willingly support any it
available man for the place. They will
not experiment further in the matter of ,
President making. They want a man
whose r4cord is witiaotiqa blemish ; who
recognizes_ some higher object in life.
than that , of personal aggrandizement;`
who Is deeply iinpressed,'with the fact
of the vital importance of firmness in
the work of reconstruction ; and a man
superiot to the . blandishments ,of po
TEVananagers of Conventioni''.'must
consult the temper of public sentiment
before they commit themselves t% any
of the-candidates named for President.
In 1864 the nomination of 'Andrew
Johnson - for Vice, President was a -rst
iy sop thrown to the South ;, a sort of
special pleader for the natiFiAlism of
the Republican party. No' more of
that. There is no man
'who can he trusted- im
events, there is none
fairer than did Andrew Johnson.
Therefore let there be no thought'. of
selecting. any man or men not thorough
ly reliable. Let there be no more shuff
ling, but a hewing to the lithe of strict
principle. One Andrew Johnson is
load enough Tor any century ; and it is
the duty of the 'Republican masses to
see to it that the 19th century does not
go down among the ages with a broken
The Washington Correspondent of
the N. Y. Express lately charged in a
letter to that paper, that Col. Forney
and Clinton, Loyd had disposed of the
franchise — of - the Baltimore and Potomac
R. R. to the Baltimore and Ohio R. R.
Company for half-a million dollars ;
and that Col. Forney received , $200,000
and Mr. Lloyd $45,000. Of course every
Copperhead paper made' haste to copy
the letter and tip condemn Messrs. For
ney and - Lloyed in harsh terms. The
Lancaster Examiner, Republican, also .
picks up the crumb and uses very harsh
language toward Col. FOl'lley—foo harsh
to be credited to mere disapproval of the
proceeding. However, Odin Bowie,
Esq., President or the first named Com
pany, publicly declares that neither
Col. Forney nor Mr. Lloyd are, or were
ever, stockholders, or owners bf the
franchise, and that no sale of the fran
c4ise has . ' taken place. Col. Forney
and Mr. Lloyd were among the original
contractors for the con s truction of the .
road, and assigned theircon tract to par
ties selected by the Board of Directors.
That is all there is of this last bugaboo
eibews.ogis.als tIGUCtito 'Lien. -
The Examiner must aPologize for its
gratuitous abuse of Messrs. Forney and
Lloyd, or stand convicted of permit
ting personal - feeling to get the better of
At the late charter electiOn s in Wil
liamsport; Logan, DeMocrat, was elect
ed Mayor by a majority of 66. The Re
publicans carried the Select and Com
mon Councilti by a good Majority. So
the government of the city will remain
in the hands of the Republicans, as be
We are not sorry that the dlepubli
cans of Williamsport h4ve been pun
ished a little in the defeat of their can
didate for Mayor, though Mr. Wallace
deserved a better fate. But when a par
ty elects such , a man as the late Mayor
it must expect a judgment o follow.
Some of the newspapers having come
down_ pretty heavily on Horace Greeley
for volunteering as a sur ty for Jeff.
'Davis; Mr. G. explains his 'position as
" Some friends have writ en to ask if
the Editor of THE TRIBUNE does not
propose to offer any defense agAinst the
attacks and incivilities to whieit he has
.been subject for volunteering to, stand
security that Jeffersoft Davis will be on
hand whenever the Government shall
see fit to put him on trial, He can only
say that, thus far, he has found nothing
ht thesescurrilities that seemed to re
qUire an answer. But, if he have any
real friend who needs further light on
the subject, he asks that friend to read
the speech which he made last Tuesday
evening to alarge assemblage of the peo
ple of Virginia, embracing the Gover
nor, most of the' higher Judges, with
ninny other high officials, and a large
proportion of the most respeeted_citi
zens. Those who shall read that speech
attentively will have all the explana
tion that we car© to give or can imagine
requisite; and If there be any. still dis
salisliekthey are abundantly welcome
to remain - so: We have worked hard
many ±ears' to little purpose if many
persons o - partake of the spirit mani
festeds-ihe columns. of the Evening
Pont and of the Commercial still remain
among our habitual readers."
Au editor - of a Virginia "conserva
tive" paper says the election in Con,.
necticut was nothing but aft April
fool operation for the Democracy, as
they elected for Governor a man who
voted for the abOliOon of slavery in the
District of Columbia, and for every war
measure proposed by the abolitionfits.
In fact, the new ,Governor Of Connecti
cut is as much au abolitionist as Ben.
Wade or Thad Stevens. This Virginian
is well posted, and tells the facts right
out. , Re, evidently, don't fancy abo
CHOKED TO DEATH.—A little Oa,
aged about four years, daughter of Mr.
William Brittain of Phelps Mills, came
to an untimely end on Tuesday ?f last
week, by choking to death. It appears
that while the mother was out getting
water the child , got a piece .of pickle
which stuck in her throat, causing her
death before her niother returned.—Jer
sey Shore Vid,ett.
Since . his lijeration at Richmond on
Monday of la. t week, Jefferson Davis
has been spending the time at a fash
ionable hotel in New Ydrk. His pres
ence has caused very Little -sensation
in the city, and he hzls only been
called on by a few Copperheads, .who
were prominent as sympathizers with
the Rebellion. It is said that he is going
to Canada to spend the summer.
_.. . . ,
- Chanaing to Pais tliiiiigh the little hamlet (or
borough) of Mainsburg, one cannot fail to ob..
serve the marked'improveinente every where vis
ible. The old well-known dry goods firm of
Fox A Witter, has given way tea new one (Clark.
A Cudworth), the old staniMdrugratore) formerly
occupied by-pr. RobbinsOs OW 'in' , the Posses•
sion of Dr. G. D. Maine - i ttphysteiiin.,of merit
and long practice. ,"Our jovial old friend Itritts
dage still loldff , forth,. Artook,the old stand, riribi,
styled National liotel.,lll - .IK , r ow jobil,
sow did not stop there while on his pil Image to 4 , 03
the tomb"of Douglas.) The Steam P ring Mill,
under the guidance of the bond Brotberi is•doingl
a fine business in feeding the hungry,leth brute.
`and human. This tioro had the bad fortune tol,
lose (by fire) a very cosy little school bourse, but
ie now preparing, by mithority derived' from the;
Assembly; to erect another, and the leaf •altall i
greatly exceed the first. The- roads hereabout:
are decidedly damp, both our head and under'
foot; tee-bottom. seems _to-have fallen out in
many instances, but the good natured John who
drives the fast coach from Troy to Mansfield, toe
tillol that' there' i ottom to every foot of road
'on the route. gladl accept this ' estimony, as
I bad no -time oex ore. 1 I.
Mansfield kill xiiis , and i prow:meats are
rapid. The long , neglected ron Works , are
nearlrready for the blast, up er tlfh , direction of •
Win. Lots :Esq. The briclf has again been •
called ineo requisition, and it is expected that a
heavy draft will be undo UpoW its "boundleis re
-1 Sources. The south-wee% 'Corner of Main and
Wellsboro'itreets; is the site foiti new brick block
*of three, stores; these are to be erected by L'
Cniamings,ttheMan of enterprise: • The betel that
was'blown down a few weeks-since is now ready
for the inside work the roof , is to be nearly fiat
and covered with a preparation of tar and gravel,
thus rendering it fire-proof. , . Mr. Cummingslde
deserves the credit of being foremost in building
up the town, and . this , should have. Rio
property has been destroyed by the elements,
but ho falters not in hie purPose, and the greater
portion of his woe: Is executed by' his own right
arm.Ml honor to tba'working-man f
A now Grocery hiss lately 'sprung into exist
ence, (Mansfield has only six) under the manage
moot of Mr.Ghas. W. Brown, on the - "-Live and
let live" principle. The "firm of 'North Jo Knowl
ton, corner. Main and Elmira . ° street, has given
way to - J. W. Wilhelm, who ie doing a gookbp
shwas. The visitor will find ,himself amply re
paid by calling at Spencer's Art Gallery, on El
mira atreat. The proprietor has evidently spared
no pains - to make his saloon second -to none in
in Northern Pennsylvania. The walls of the vis
itors' room are decorated, with fine portraits of
prtiminent men. of the country and county, dis
tinguished educators, literary characters, artists,
Ac., while the main saloon is hung with views of
ancient cities, ruins of Pompei, lately excavated.
The Coliseum at Rome, the Leaning TOwer,
Church of St. Mark, scenes in the City of Ven
ice, etc. Mr. S. hatinearly ready a large solar
Camera, by which he will be able to copy por
traits of any style or kind, producing from the
small photograph, styled Carte de Visite, a por
trait of full life size. Lot him be encouraged to
"go on to perfection." Mr. 'P. V. Clark, our
efficient R. R. Agent, is erecting a fine dwelling
house on Church street, that will add much to the
street as well as to the place. -Prof. Allen is not
so narrow-minded as to confine his attention en
tirely to subjects' pertaining to the Normal School,
Kit is now engaged in improving and mending
his ways by the use of planks and ten-peony
nails; and if would be well if Mansfield should
conclude to look more closely to its footing in the
way of good and safe aide-walks, in which case
even Canton add Troy may tremble for their
popularity. Lot the good work continue.
REPUDlATlON.—Bondholders trembl e.
Men . who sustained our Goverment
with their hard earned wealth, during
the trying hours of rebelliA,
doubtless, be pleased to read the follow
ing clipping which we take from the
Mobile Tribune :
" Only let the cry , of 'Down with the
money aristocracy, be -skilfully and
periststently kept up in a country like
the late United States, and there will be
the mischief to pay in a very short
"It was by such a cry that the hosts
of Abolitionisia were mustered for the
overthrow of Southern' institutions.—
There is, as Mr. Johnson remarked, a
new aristocrocy, and one of the most
'odious character, erected on the ruins of
that which has been overthrown. Al
ready has' the lever been planted under
the new concern, and there are sturdy
workers at the end of it. Less than a
year ago ' Brick.' Pomeroy inserted that
lever, to the horror of hundreds of his
own party, not a man of whom dared
then to lend a helping hand for the
purpose of prying up the Radical, most
er by the roots.
"Now there are upwards of 'a hund
red papers tiging cheerfully on the
lever's end. ]very shipload of. initcki
for this movement.
"The negro vote, which isafixed fact,
may and .will be turned in the same di
rection. Let it be explained to the ne
groes that out of every 400 pounds of
the cotton' raise they pay 325 to a' New
England master. The new master gets
more clear profit from the negro's labor
than his former master ever got, and ho
lives away oiryonder in New England,
never caring a continental how his ne
groes fare, so long as he puts. -Into- his
pocket fully one-third of all his nigger,
earns. Everybody in the South kdows
how negroes used to fare - when their
masters did not live on, the plantations
with them, to see that they were prop
erly clothed and not overworked, and
received necessary attention when sick.
The negro& have changed masters and
been terribly swindled in the bargain.
And they have nut got for masters the
men by whose fighting they bechine
free, but the men who sat down at home
and had black substitutes killed for
their benefit. "Down with the aris
tocratic bondholders?" That is the
battle-cry of the party that has entered
the field to win." Verily, "whom the
Gods would destroy they first make
THE C rims OF Moßaromtsyst.-Of course
the immoral practices of the Mormon
Blue-beards are a great scandal to our
civilization ; but so is the debauchery
of all our large cities and towns.. We
do not know that the quasi marriageS
of Salt Lake City are any more disgrace
ful than the open and notorious concu- s
binage which prevails In other places
and passes-even In official circles, with
execration. We have hefolv ex:
pressed ouropinion of the proper method
to get rid l of this
to Gentile daylight, and Old heathenigh
religion Will fade away. Let good-locilt 7 ;
ing and robust young riie t i goAbere
sparking, and no woman W rth shucks,
will be content with a vulgar fraction
of an' old dried-up saint. We verily be.,
lieve, from all we can 'learn, that'aiii ug
lier or more hateful set of wompti than
the spiritual wives of the Mormon el
ders cannot be found. Unless travelers
lie—and we know they neverdo--these
ladies select their husbands onthe
ciple that half of a loaf is better than. no
bread. They cannot get in the old Statesl
a husband apiece,, so •they go to Utah
and take a fraction. Let in the Gentile
- lovers, and they will solve the polyga=
my question in a jiffy. Old Brigham's
house would be a Mecca for' sparkers,
and every nook and corner would 'be i
full of amorous casinet looking for Goa , '
genial calico. Build the Pacific railroad
and let the Gentiles in-this is the only
solution to the Utah question.—.Plakea
Gov. Geary was last week initiated
Into the•ord er of Good Templars, at Har
risburg, with imposing ceremonies.—
The Governor has thus set an example
men of exalted station worthy of im
itation: The force of example, ,exerted
by the great, is incalculable, and when
it tends to encourage pernlcions habits,-
Its power is wide-spread and irremedia
ble. Gov. Geary has always been a•
temperate man, but it appears has nev
er been identified with any of the popu
lar organizations for the
the cause of temperance. He has doubt
less derived great personal benefit from
has habits of sobriety, but his example
has only been on the side of I t hose worst
enemies of the good cause v3ho main
tain the power of the individual will to
overcome • drunkenness and resist the
insidious advances of -the habit of in
difiging in intoxicating beverages. .He
has now placed hiroSelf squarely on the
platform of the active temperance, men,
determined to occupy no qtiestionable
attitude towards the philanthropic or
ganizattens engaged In the noble work
of redeeming the land from the curse of
intemperance.' Excellent resolution I
Noble example i• 'Worthy Governor
Letter from Rambler.
The Memphis Bulletin has the folloW-
Ifig.-: , --W4) touldiseort woods
ofllississippA and Alabama to-morrow,
and drive before us-hundreds and thou
sand 'of active, stalwart young white
laborers, *IQ are wasting their time in
utter and entire idleness, because they
are too; outl 4 Or too lazy I to
Many of the families to Which these
. t y;oung iittialionds belong are, 104 shawl::
ing,eonditien ; some of them being.(tha
actual .F,e.e.iiiients of charitY; fitnOtylk
George Bailer Oft, the historian; has
been appointed Minister to Prussia, to
thiyvabancY caused •by the- death
of Mr: Wright. This is a good select
ion, and is generally approVed. The
appoint4cuentof Mr. Bancto9,however,
serves to make the disiniSsal' of Mr.
Motley appear still more disgraceful
in'the eyes of the world. •
ABBITT'S CELEBRATED SOAP' POW-,
j) DER for washing Elannoli, for solo at Roy's
DLASTEE, ! PLASTER 1—
9 aynga Plaster
constantly on band at mymills ono mile
above Mansfield, Tioga 00, Pa,
May 29,'07-4w. CHAS. 21. OWENS.
persons indebted to Geo. W.
r Navel on notes or book account, aro given
this last notice to pay up or 'be brought into
court., , WM. DBRDYBHIRE.
Wellaboro, May 29, 1887-3 w. :
PUP I—All persons Indebted to E. 13.
,Carvoy on note or book aceountotre request
ed to call and settle immediately or costs will be
Wollsboro, May 29, )867-3w
ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE.--Letters of
administration having been granted to Amos
C. Stearne, on the estate of Jno, 0. Stearns, late of
New Jersey, dee'd, alt persons indebted to said
estate, and all having claims against the same,
will call and settle with JNO. GUERNSEY,
at his office in Tioga. JNO. 0. STEARNS, •
Tioga, May 29, 1867-6 t. -leer.
A DMINISTRATOR'S NOME—Letters of
administroion having been granted to the
undersigned on the estate of Hozekiah iVood,
late of Bloss township, doc'd, all persep indebt
ed to said estate, and all having claims ovine
the same will cull and settle with
S. 11, WOOD, Adair
Masa, May 29, 1867-6L'
Glen's Falls Insurance llonapany
GLEN'S FALLS, N. Y.
Capital and Sandi:Li $373,63746
AILbI RISKS, only, takon.
No Premium Notes required.
It is LIBERAL. It pays damages by Light
ning, whether Fire ensues or not.
It pays for live stook killed by Lightning, in
barns or in the field.
Its rates aro lower than other Companies o
equyil respo§sibility. LC. PRICE, Agent,
Farmington Centror Tioga Co. Pa.
May .21,), 1887.—1y0
ilobhester - Trout Flies.
PRE Subscriber is agent for the above cerebra
tedl_ Plies. Alsb a fine assortment of Lead
ers, Kinsey Hooks, Smells, Braided ,Silk, Sea
Grass lc Linen Lines, Trout Baskets, Fly Books,
Gut, Fly Rods, Reels, &e., Ike. Shop in rear of
Wm. Roberts'e•Tin Shop.
, LORAN A. SEARS
Wollsboro, May 29, 1867.
Farm for Sale
THE SUBSCRIBERhas a Farm for sale,
lying cast of the road and a few rods south
of the Welch Meeting House, containing about
90 aares—about 50 improved,'with an old frame
house and good barn, a large orchard of the chef,
cost fruit, and upwards of 400 maple trees, one
well and' three living springs thereon. For fur
ther particulate inquire either in person or
through the Wellsboro, Post Office to
D. G. EDWARDS.
Charleston, May 23, 1867.-01. •
AT oREATLY REDUCED PRICES
HE Subscribers arq .now rooeiving almoe
daily, New Goode, which wo aro nblo to eel
, ery cheap.
AS SAMPLES, WE' SELL
Past colored Prints,' 12.} cants .
Good Brown Shirtiugs,. In "
Good Bleached Muslins , . 12k "
&est DoLaines, 96 a
.uest Gingua....„... .. • 25 "
Bost Prints, 16;to 22 "
Plno Bleached Mullins, ' 20 to 25 "
Yard Wide Shootings, 16 to 20 "
Beet Double and Twist Cottonades, 50 "
Beet Kentucky Jeans, * bu "
Good Kentucky Jeans, 25 "
Goo Tickings, 25 "
Goo Denims ' ls. 6d. to 25 "
Goo Striped Skirtings, I. 6d. to 25 "
In Dress Gii - ods our stock is largo and well po
leettid, and at such reasonable prices that Tiro
cannot fail to snit most customers.
We have a fine assortment of tite*Now Style,
Ristori Shawl, which is the choicest style in mar
ket. We also have Sackings &" Trimmings in
BOOTS 4- SHOES.
Wo have a larger stook than usual in' these
Goods, and aro selling them at quite a roduCtion
from the prices of the past winter. We Intend to
Cake especial pains with this Stook, and to keep
uglte but the best work, and to sell it qt euph low
rates that every one will be satisfied. Every one
in need of Goods in our line is invited to call and
look at our,Stock before purchasing:
J. A. PARSONS dr. 00.
Orning, N. Y., May 29, 3897. .
RING OUT THE OLD,
WRING IN THE NEW
The Universal Clothes Wringer
Is the best, therefore the cheapest, in4he world.
Cog-wheels, and warranted to be as good for
service after wearing a year as When first par.
abased. Took the .first premium at Thirteen
State Fairs, and at the World's Fair in London,
WASHING MADE EASY.
DOTY'S CLOTHES `WASHER
is the only machine which wEishoi clean and does
not wear out the clothes. Took the first premium
at the fair of the American Institute, and is
highly recommended by such Vapors as the Tri
bune, the Agriculturist, the Independent, and all
of the Agricultural papers.
The undersigned is agent for the sale of the
Wringer and Doty's Washer,
DAVID P. RODERTS.
%WelMoro, May 20, 1867-2 w. ,
V I XECUTOR'S NOTlg.—Letters tostamen
tary having been granted to the undersigned
upon the last will and to/dement of James Sea
cord, .late of Westfield township, deceased,' alt
persons Indebted will make immediate payment,
and those having claims will present them to
KATE A, SEACORD,
RICHARD KHU.§BN, Ex're
Weatfield, May 22, 18137-60,
LADIES' SETS from $1.50 to $3O, at
tisIEW SPRING , VIODS I
B 0 S;S, , RIU R G P 4
,2 t I`. • •
WE have just received a new and well se=
lected gook of Goode adapted •to the
spring trade, and are prepared to ofihr a IipTTER
than any other Elton in Tioga or adjoining
Our exporiUnoo bas taught us to buy
and no °there, thereby gain and be d the confi
de:v3,o'w ettatentere. They A ,_altr,_.4 'tel.:
tint Oopritscit!ot),DS, nnti t . ter), 5 4 5; • p x
than 'the) , ''get them also re,` and thin ie
ie coneantly throngedwith - oustSmonhwhile other
Merchants cry hard kis;tes... • • • ,
We keempitstenily ban 44, large stock of
E. B. CARVEY.2
GROCERIES, ROCK ER Y, • HARD
WARE, WOODEN WARE,
' IRON, NAILS, NAIL , r
SHOES, • t' ,
and almost everything for Farmers or Meohaniee
nee. We also keep a fine aesortnlant of • •
FURNITURE;, CARPETS, BOOTS AND
_ SHOES, HATS AND CAPS, FLOUR
AND PEED, CORN MEAL,
PORK AND FISH
`as ALL KINDS,
both coarse and tine, by the barrel, sack and box,
constantly on band. In short aimost everything'
usually kept in a country Store, may be found
e Our stook le nevi and complete, just what tho
people , want. We invite- an examination of our
bef.re buying allow/me. We take pleasure in
4. 1 lug Goode, and awl more In giving our pri
cab For, with the floe Eitoek,sse are enabled to
she and prices so
Any goods that we 8011 that are not as -repre
sented can be reiiirnedi and the money will bp re-
L, ' ' •
We make no unnecessary display of Goods
upon the sidewalks; our Goods are in the house,
neat, clean land ply, and a plenty of help wait
`upon all who wist4to see them.
(All course there will be a Springi and Sum
mer;N.../ and there bee been already a
BIG "FALL' S IN PRICES
and-so.forth. Perhaps you may think the DOE12301:1
upon the ouetomers who pationizo me ; and I did
not keep over:
you know, and therefore shall furnish articles as
who want to command best prices for butter must
use Liverpool Salt. And furthermore • listen, 0,
ye T—He's ! I have a tremendous lot of
Oolong, Bouottong, Sing-tilong,,Olng-Dong,
scin, Byaon, Lo,Snn, No-sun, Groan T. Moon T.
Black T. and
all of which is warranted to unlock family se
crete at ovary T—par--T. ,
Everything ,Eatable and Cookable,
as ofkeap as can be done and maintain a wife and
Willialways be glad to see you if you have money,
and 'if you baten't he will tell you bow to get
Wellsboro, Pa., May 22, 1867.
NOTICE. --4. G. Parkhurst, B. ,T. Wood, .1.
./.11 A. Hammond, and ahem, having applied to
the Court of Common Pleas of, Tioga county for
incorporation for mechanical /and other purpo
ses, under 'the name of "The Young Men's Un
ion Association of Elkiand Borough," notice is
hereby given that said charter will be granted at
next term unless objection be made.
May 8, 1867. •T P DONALDSON, Prot.
New Spring Goods
j ust keoeived at C. B. KULLRIV§.
Ap 1, 1887.
AT TUE POISWANY STORE
GOODS d -,, PRICES
we flel ont l
o of success
•F. N. DRAKE, Sup't
Bloasburg, May 22,1887
" BEFIIIVIi EXCHANGE!"
Soodtime and harvest are promised to all;
The season is backward, and cold, and wet,
But there's time for plowing and sowing yet
And there'll be Spring, and Summer, and Fall—
but I expect to spring
A MINE OF WEALTH
LAST SUMMER'S GOODS,
FRESH AS `SUMMER ITSELF
MY LIVERPOOL SALT
is fresh AB salt can be; and
B UTTER MAKERS
E - A
will oontinue to buy
FARMERS' fißdli UCE
at the best Market Prices, and . aell
HiJIa4iIJ & T UNA*
Jeturntid from i New York and take
J.l...p ! onttnre in Annottnoing to tho trading pub.
lie that tboy /Laic 'tinw•iin band thoir
which' they will sell cheap for cash. The Ladies
will lind it to their adventago to call and ace our
splondid pock of •
DRESS GOODS & TRIA(MINGS.
Iif.E.GANGES, double-fold 40. pr gd
ALPACAS, double,fold, cheap',
" single fod, cheap,
ORGANDIES, PERCALES, WOOL• DE
LAINES, LAWNS, COMMON
wo cannot be boat. Also
SACK BUTTONS, in variety,
SUMMER SHAWLS, BALMORAL
We have a splendid assortment of
WHITE GOODS, SWISS MEJSLINS
BOOK MUSLINS, NAIN
_SOOKS, &C., &O.
LINENS we bave in nbundance.• TABLE
LINENS, IRISH LINENS, he.,
A beautiful assortment of
` LACE CURTAINS,
and our usually nice asserted stock of DOMES
TIOS, we have received, and are prepared to give
our customers the advantages of a decline in
prices on that lino of goods.
OUR CLOTH STOCK
is in good order and we still make it-our aim to
snit our customers, as well in quality as in fit of
OUR HAT •'STOCK
we may well be proud Of, WI we try to keep a good
stook, both ha quality, style and price.
OUR SHOE STOCK
wo have gained a ieputation in, for keeping the
beet in the county, and ha*, al( the styles from
smallest to largest. •
OUR HARDWARE STOCK
we will sell off at cost as wo are running out o
hat line of goods:
Bolling off at coat as we aro running out of !ha
lino of geode.
Call and see us before purchasing elsewhere as
we are convinced, and• think we can convince
customers, that we are selling good goods at
Cell and see our Goods. You shall be used
well whether you buy or not•
We!labor°, May 22, 1867
THE BAZAAR ,
ONE Doo , below Wm. Robert Hardware
Scorn, is the very
" PLACE YOU LONG SAVE"' SOUGHT'
TEA SETTS, TETE-A-TETE SETTS,
BUTTER DISHEP, VASTORS,
FRErri BASKETS,_ NAPKIN RINGS,
CARD TRAYS, SILVER SPOONS,
PLATED FORKS,&c., &c.
BRONZE ORNAMENTS BRACKETS,
LAMPS,, WATCHES;, CLOOKS,
JEWELRY, & FANCY
of all descriptions in his line of business
Wellshoro, May 8, 1861-tf. A. PO
Novel, Fashionable & Beautiful
MRS. MITCHELL would eay to bar •friende
and the public. generally that she has just
returned from New York with a Largo Stock of
NEW MILI;INERYI GOODS
BONNETS, JOCKEY,, RIBB ONS,
,LACES, - &C.
everything belting/di to the Millinery Trade
eau be found at her Rooms on Broad Street, to
Ole& would invite an early call.
Mrs. E. D. MITCHELL.
N. B.—Partioular attention paid to Bleaching
and Custom Work. .
Tloga, Pa,. April 10, 1887—tf.
B. B. .1i
'ETAS just returned from the City with a large
atO desirable s ek of goods consisting of
DRUGS AND ICIN.E§', •
Yanked Notions, of every description, ' Glass and
Plated-Warn, Wall Paper, Paints and Oils, Dye
Stuffs, School Books, Groceries, and finally every
thing that is ever kept in a Drug and Notion
Store, I would also call the attention of the
pnblio to our Stock of GERAf4)T LAMPS, une
qualed in the wide world, and also that I am
Agent for the "Morton" Gold Pen, and shall al
ways keep a large assortment.
Tioga,May 8, 1867-tf. B. B.' BORDEN.
Tioga Marble Works.
'ME underaigned are now prepared to exe
onto all orders for tomb Stones and Montt
manta of either
ITALIAN OR RUTLAND MARBLE,
of the latest style and approved workmanship.
and with dispatch.
We keep constantly on hand both kinds of
Marble and will be able to suit all who may fa-,
vor us with their orders,
on as reasonablo terms
as can be obtained in the country.
Stones discolored with 'rust and dirt cleaned
,to look as good'as new:
• WILCOX - WHITNEY.
Tiogro, kap 22, 1867—ti. •
TO PitYSICIANS.—A few Saddle, Bags and
Sttimach Pumps for sale cheap at
ninny. ROY'S DRUG STORE. •
Q liver Eing.—Th is justly celebrated Stallion
1.3 • will stand the present season at the stable of
the proprietor in Chathati, every forenoon.
Terms , reasonable. DANIEL lIILL.
Chatham, May 15, 1867-2 m.
A. A. TRUMAN
DLATPDAM do 001INTE1t F.9AL138, cot
11V't ° PP*. ' cinl 4Pllqf In
-P ni iMrqe Pricat
SNEAD'S STOVE WARE ROOMS,
Also, just received, a largo Istoels. of
which Z seleatail wlthleare And at* selling sal"
for Cnsh as min Int botteat iri any market.
COMMON AN.i) CHOICE TABLE ANL
POCKET CUTLERY; ,
Sal WS, (1.2 hinds,)
AXES, \ ADZ, , HATCHETS,- HAMMERS,
LO6KS. ,KN0135, , 'LATCHES,
HINGgs, BUTTS, BUTTS, •
PICKS, SPADES; SHOVELS, SCCpPS,
FORKS, RAKES, SCYTHES, &e„
. mg AND
CARRIAGE BOLTS, .6.t'L . Euzze, Pox 14
vX 1 1 - 4 - 6 - 1.2 X 8 - mama - . -
• ' ,
For further parti ularticall and see, ,
Tioga. May 15,.1 67-tf,„ E. A , ; BREAD.
person'aindebtod to rap aoFaquest
ed to call and pay up within 30
- - -, - B. A. 81KEAD.
IyELLSBORO FOUNDRY 'AND
• MACHINE SHOP.
?VIM eubaoribers having procured additional
1. machinery are now ready to furnish to °riot
all aorta of
PLOWS, CULTIVA TORS, FIELD
ROLLERS, ML GEARING,
SLEIGH.SHOES, IV 0 0 D • °
&c., &c., &c.
We have also a
WHULIWURTH 3 PLANER,
for custom and job work, Wo ara alsci prepared
SLITTING & SCROLL i SAWING
Having tirat-olaea +screw-cutting Lathe, w e
aro proparod to maim-
CHEESE PRESS SCREWS,
to Order, Builders of ' Cheese Paotories are re.
(Nested to examine our work. We manufacture
elle of Ithe finest impleen i enti in the market.
Cash paid for OLDAMON.
di ARLES 'WILLIAMS,
' -F. L. SEARS.
Wollsborp, May 15, 1867,--tf. -4
THE PLACE TO BUY DRUGS,
AT the Lawrenceville Drug Store, where you
will find every thing properly belonging t 7
the Drug Trade.
CHEAP, CHEA '
F . P CHEAPEST,
and of the best quality for Cash. Also, Paints,
Oils, Varnishes, Lamps, Fancy Notions. Violin
Strings, Fishing Tackle, Window Glass, &c.
Cash paid for Flax Seed,
Lawrenceville, May 8,3867;
TOTICE 1S HEREBY GIVEN that Mary
E. BaldWirt, Frances M.-Wright, J. Id.
Smith, and others, have applied to the Court of
()platoon Pleas of Tioga county for a charter of
incorporation fox...literary purposes, under the
name of the arrormal Literary Society of Mans
field," and that the charter will be grand next
term if no objection be made.
May 8, 1867. J. F. DONALDSON, Prot.
Real Estai4 Sale.
THE Subscriber will sell. cii ) rout the following
•valuable prolperTy,, to wit: -
One tavern stand in' Lawrenceville.
One form, on whieli he now resides, oniithelf
mila from three chu circa, two School Reeser,
twa,grog.shops, and o b railroad, and about the
same distance from th line of (be Wellsboro and
Lawrenceville Railroad. The farm contains 14
aeres of good land, .50 acres timbered, well wa
tered, and very productive. It requires that the
seed should be sowed and planted. howevdr, to
ensure a harvest. i
One farm in Jackson township, 175 acres; a
first-rate place for a cheese factory.
Also—for sale-4 mules, 75 sheep, and other
stock, cheap on reasonable lterms.
Lawrence, Apr. 17, 1867-tf
SIRING to avoid hie' caro and troublo ef
attending to triy pr sent' business I will sell
on reasonablo,terms, al or any part of my farm
ing and timber lands, situated in the township of
Tioga, Tioga county, Pa., and consisting of the
following property, to wit i _
The farm on which I livo at Mitchell's Creek,
containing abou(3oo acres, 80 acres of the same
river flat land, and about 100 acres impitredi
with 3 dwelling houses, 3 barns, a poet office or
stone building, 2 corn houses, uud cilia out
bui.dings, and 2, orchards'and a steam saw mill.
Also, about 1000 acres of oink, hemlock, and
other timber / latids on which there are 2 or 3
cheap dwelling houses, and about 20 acres of im
proved land. --: WM. IC. AtrreirELL,
Mitchell's Creek, May 1, 1867.
J. In RANDALL, ,
SURGICAL AND MECHANICAL
OFFICE at his residence on Wellston E treut4
13 Tioga, where be may bo found from CROW
until the 12tb, and from the 19th until thif•2sth
of each mouth:. Will be in Blossburg, Atlq.
United Statestifotel, from thq 13th until the 181 P,
and in Ltivrreitcoville at Slosson's Hold, ft.re
the 26th until the lost day of each month. •
All opiarationssonnected With the rldritul p 0 -
fession, f ishet er surgical or mechanical, will •
calve eipeolal attintion.
ItavirVart cuirroieci liquid and apP'aralp for
bounmbittg_thp gums, he is 'prepared to extract
teeth without pain, and in a manner harmless to
the pationf ts yet no stupefaction, drowsiness or
nausea; folrowa the operation. iEther or Chime•
orm_willl be administered if adisable when de
ed. * --- - ..., • • 1.
flat) Teeth of all kinds inserted ill the
most substantial and of;
manner. ' . -----
Call and see specimens of mechanical dentistry.
Mega, Pa.,' May 1, 1887. -
--4___ • : - -. i
YOUNG BERTRAND. ,:,
SMED by , thU celebrated Stock Horse -:13Ell.,
TRNIN otilied by 4.N. Fish, of Troy, Brad
ford county, anD foaled' by a .Duroo and Bolivian
Mare. liebtookl the first premium as a roadster,
aver first oars horses at, the last county Fair a . '
Tioga couilty, and has an enviable tputation at
a sure foat 7 getter and stack horse.
'YOUNG' BERTRAND will 'stand the pr eat
season as follows: I ,
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdayi, at the
stable of the: subscriber in •Mainaburg. T urn
day afternoons nt Whitneyville; Friday ore
nouns' at Isaac Wheeler's, on the Stato Road:
Friday afternoons at Cherry Flatts ; Saturdays
at the stable xif Thrums graves, Covington.
Pasture for-htqrds from a distance on reasona
blo terms. Owners parting with mares before
foaling will be bald responsible for the service
money. Terms reasonable. E. A. FISH.
Mainsburg, Pa., May 22,1867 7 2m* •
Iron will find
the latest nrriyal - of Nciw Gooda n KELLY'S
April 1, Ist*. •
A FEW MA RE PIECES
of those substdotial Sblntings , and Shirting% g
April I, 18(W. I C. 11. KELLY'S.
AMPS.—A now Lind of Lamp for ROTOSCOe -*
AL.,I no broskageof oltilnnoys=ot FOLET'S:
M. S. BALDWIN