North Branch democrat. (Tunkhannock, Pa.) 1854-1867, October 08, 1862, Image 2

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Wednesday. Oct. 8, 1862.
ISAAC SLENKER, of Union County.
J AMES P. BARR, of Allegheny Co.
HON. Wax. ELWELL, of Bradford County.
GEORGE D.JACKSON, of Sullivan Cbunty.
JOHN C. ELLIS, of Montour County.
.THERON VAUGHN, of Mehoopany.
HARVEY SICKLER, of Tunkhannock Bor.
JAMES L. MULLISON, of Tunkhannock Tp.
J. M. CAREY, of Northraorefa.wJ.
JOHN G. SPAULDING, of Forkston.
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We observe by our exchanges that
the stamps under the late law of the smaller
denominations are now being furnished by
the authorities in small quantities, The
stamps for deeds, leases, bonds, mortgages,
etc., have not yet been issued by the govern
7; ' Auother Draft.
Tnstead of the ill-advised, unconstitutional
and absurd negro proclamation crushing re
bellion and bringing the war to a sudden
close, as the Abolitionists said :t would, it
now appears that the President contemplates
an additional draft for 800,000 men, to take
effect as 6oon as the first draft is filled. As
these 800,000, if called out at all, will be
called out in consequence of the enlarged
- proportions of the rebellion, caused by the
proclamation, justice would seem to demand
that the Abolitionists should furnish the
whole number. They promised that if the
war should be converted into a war for eman
cipation, " every road and by-way would
throng with volunteers," from the Abolition
ranks, who were only waiting to show their
valor in defence of negro rights. They didn't
care much about the Constitution and the
Union, they said plainly—but for the free
dom and equality of the negro they were not
only willing but anxious to lay down their
lives. Let us see them do it.
Stamp Duties,
The stamp act of the last congress went in
tio effect on the first of the present month.
After this date by the terms of the original
act, all chuck*, proruisory notes, leases; mort
gages, bonds, deeds, contracts, warehouse re
ceipts, etc., made without affixing the stamp
imposed by the act are void, and subject the
pe.son thus making them to heavy penalties
By a supplimeutal act. approved 'July 24th,
18fi2, it is provided " that no instrument, pa
" per or document, executed without a stamp
" prior to January Ist, 1863, shall be invalid
"or void ; but no such instrument, paper, or
" document shall be offered in evidence in
"any court until a proper stamp is affixed,
" and the holdei thereof has proven to the
" satisfaction of the court that he has paid to
" the Collector of the district five dollars for
" the use of the United States." By this it
would seem that it was contemplated that
(as is actually the case) the stamps denoting
the duties on these several instruments could
not be furnished' in time for general use.
Ilence the supplimental act above mentioned,
the probable effect and meaning of which is,
that checks, promissory notes, etc., executed
without a stamp prior tothe first of January,
1863, will be valid between the parties, but
will not be valid as evidence, if suit is
brought upon them, until the stamp tax and
five dollars are paid a* above. The supple
ment does not say whether the penalty will
be remitted or not. This five dollars, then,
on all transactions between this and January
next, must be paid by the person who brings
suit upon the note, or other instrument, as a
penal/4/*{uv his living in a government where
taxes are imposed faster than steain presses,
and engravers can manufacture the evidences
thereof. The supplement is silent as to
whether the two huudred dollars penalty im
posed by the original act, will be collected or
not. It is presumed, however, that our
magnanimous rulers will remit that until af
ter they shall have furnished the stamps.
In another part of our issue to-day will be
• found some of the penal provisions of this
Daniel Webster once said, "The time will
come when all good men and true, will be
called to rally around the Constitution ; and
when we raise that banner it shall glitter like
the Ori- flame." The time has come ; that
banner is in the hands of the old standard
bearer—the Democratic party. A cry has
gone forth through the length and breadth of
the nation for all " good men and true," to
the rescue. Let them respond as men know
ing their rights dare maintain them.
The Democrats of Wyoming County met in
the Borough of Tunkhannock on Saturday
October 4th 18j52, and was organized by call
ing Hem Henry Love to the chair and select'
ing the following named persons as Vice
John D. Myers, Northmoreland.
Benjamin Stemples, Lemon. v
Ahira Gay, Meshoppen.
Thomas Headley, Exeter.
Lawrence Ager, Overfield.
M. W. Dewitt, Tunkhanock Borough.
John Niver, Nicholson.
H. L. Furgerson, Falls. J.-*' (
H. W. FasseU, Windham.
* Grbrdon Pike, Northmoreland.
Lewis Armstrong, Clinton.
Edward Meritt, Braintrhn.
Harrison Comstoek, North branch.
J. G. Spatflding, Forkston
Threron Vaughn, Mehoopany
John Jackson, Tunkhannock.
Harvey Sickler and Alvin Day were named
as Secretaries.
Col. V. E. Pioiette of Bradford County,
being called upon, proceeded to address the
meeting on the issues now before the people,
which he did in a clear and forcible manner,
showing most clearly that the old Democrat
ic party was true to all the great interests of
this "country, and pointing out the duty of all
Union men to stand by the government in
this her hour of peril. His remarks were
well received and listened to with marked at
tention. He was followed by Ira C. Mitchell
of Luzerne County, in an eloquent and lucid
address, which was received with applause,
lie tore off the thin gauze of no party, behind
which oiif republican friends hate so long
concealed themselves, and said truly that
there was but the one known when it came
to the dispensation of favors, for no man, un
less he idolized and paid devotion to the par
ty in power, worthy of place-—-showing
that democrats were worthy of a place in the
front ranks and in the hottest of the battle,
but for office and its endearments, they were
reserved for men of this no party. Ilis speech
was replete with sound reason and forcible
arguments, addressed to the understanding
and common sense of men, and was received
as such by bis attentive audience.
The meeting adjourned to meet at the
Court House in the evening.
At the ringing of the bell the court room
was filled, when E. Mowrey Jr. was called to
the chair. Win. M. Piatt, being called upon,
addressed the people briefly, joining with the
masses in thanking the distinguished speak
ers from abroad for the able and eloquent ad
dresses made by them in favor of the old con
stitutional party, and for the perpetuation of
our government, ami the preservation of the
Ira C. Mitchell being called for, responded
to the call in a forcible and well -timed speech,
showing the true cause of our pending diffi
culties, He stated that last season he had
boen engaged in raising volunteers to go forth
to fight the battles of our country, that men
of all parties flocked around the banner of our
country, except the abolitionists, and they,
for some reason was opposed to engaging in
the strife. He made a powerful appeal in fa
vor of the Union, a rigorous prosecution of
the war, and the salvation of our couutry.
Col. Pioiette was called for and proceeded
to address the meeting. He made a most el
oquent appeal tn the ladie, (many of whom
were present) showing that they too had a
duty to perform in this our country's peril.
He spoke of the many difficulties which now
surrounded us as a nation and a people of the
importance of a vigorous prosecution of the
War, that peace, happiness, and prosperity
might again smile upon us, to prevent the in
crease of an already enormous public: debt,
and to the end that this vast expenditure of
public raoney might cease, which, at the pres
ent rate, would soon swallow up the entire
earnings of the people.
His remarks were received with favor and
listened- to with attention. At the close of
Col. Piollet's speech, Mr. Little was called
fbr. but he excused himself from the lateness
of the hour, when the meeting adjourned.
Democratic Senatorial Conference Mfeeting.
The Conferees of this Senatorial District,
met, according to adjournment, at Laceyvillc,
Oct. 2, 18C2,
Thomas Johnson, president of the confer
ence, called the meeting to order ; when El
mer Horton was chosen an additional Secre
tary. The List of counties was called and
the following persons appeared as conferees.
W. It. STORRS, [ T, J/. J n
ELMER HORTON, Bradford Co.
L Ross, £• Susquehanna Co;
Col. JAMES DEEGAN, ) E „. „
WM. M*. PIATT, )
C. D. GEARHA-RT, > Wyoming Co.
On motion- of Wra; M. Piatt, the following
resolution was unanimously adopted
Resolved, That! under the existing circum
stances we deem it inexpedient to place in
nomination a candate fur Senator, at this
Resolved, That the proceedings of this con
ference be published in the papers of this
senatorial District.
On motion the conference adjourned sine
THO'S JOHNSON, President.
That" Nonsense."
The Democratic meeting held at the Court
House on the l7th ult., did not seem to*please
oar republican friends. Surely nobody ex
pected it to do so. Probably the one held
on Saturday last was equally unfortunate
Mr. Little's speech at the former meeting
seems to have called out a very strong ex
pression of republican disapprobation. Prob
ably Mr. Little himself would not have felt
very well pleased with it if it had done oth
erwise. That pink of journals, the Wyoming
Republican., speaks of the meting as a " fiz
zle," and of the speech as " nonsense," and
yet devotes * column and a half of its valuable
space to a miserably futile attempt- to reply
to the latter. Other peoples w nonsense" is
usually passed by as unworthy of notice.—
" Mr. Little's nonsence" however, 6its so un
comfortably upon the Republican stomach as
to require a column and a half from Richard's
trenchant pern to set the editcrial stomach
right again. This must be a very dangerous
kind of u nonsense," and ought not to be free
ly indulged in. In his wrath the profound
writer hints darkly at that " Kedron speech"
on the 4th of excited so much
holy horror in republican quarters, and of
which the Montrose Republican some time
since professed to give a partial report.—
Does not Richard know that the author of
that monstrous libel has written to Mr. Lit
tle an abject withdrawal of his allegation in
that article, and a distinct acknowledgement
of its injustice? This is, however, no reason
why it should not be used by the republicans.
A lie well stuck to is almost as good for
some purposes as the truth. But the climax
of this terrible column and a half is the alle
gation that Mr. Little writes our editorials.
Richards- sources of information afe, doubtless
very valuable, bat we must beg leave to 6ay
that we write our own editorials. No article
from Mr. Little's pen, except one or two over
his own signature, or bis own initials, has ap
peared in our paper for many months. In
the early part of our editorial career, we
availed ourself of such assistance as we were
able to command, as we supposed we had a
right to do in case of need ; for it is our pur
pose to make our paper just as valuable and
useful as we can. We believe it has been
quietly hinted that the readers of the Repub
lican would feel greatly gratified if its learn
ed editors would employ some gentlemen to
write their editorials. We feel bound to ac
knowledge our thanks for the unintended
compliment they pay us in attributing ours to
so respectable a source.
'♦Union to the Rescue/
The approaching election is the most im
portant one, with perhaps, a single exception,
that has been held since the organisation of
the government. Upon its results will de
pend to a very large extent, the question
whether the government of our Fathers shall
survive or perish, whether (he constitution
shall be supreme, and constitutional liberty
preserved, or whether these only safeguards
against the steady encroachments of a milita
ry despotism shall be undermined and utter
ly destroyed. Upon Dentfocrats and the con
servative element of the North, the responsi
bility of deciding this momentous qucsflkn
now depends. The battle is between conserv
atism and radicalism—between the wish to
preserve and perpetuate the Union and gov
ernment of the Fathers, and the desire to
crush and utterly destroy both through the
destruction of the great charter upon which
both depend. It is madness to expect the
government to survive the Constitution.—
Let the avowed enemies of the latter be put
down. Until the day of their rule commenc
ed, the government was strong and prosper
ous, and the people were free from burtheDS.
For many years they have declared their hos
tility to the constitution, and during the 6hort
period of their power, they have 6teadily la
bored to destroy it. In conservatism, is the
last hope of the country. To the supporters
of the constitution " in time of peace, in time
of war, and all time," we appeal now in
this hour of the country's dire peril to show a
united front'
Let the ballot box speak in tones of thnn
der, its condemnation of secession, whether
it take the form of abolition fanaticism, and
secret, conspiracy at the North, or of open re
bellion'at the South. Let the government
plunderers and the enemies of the constitu
tion be put down, and there may 3 r et be hope
for the country. Allow them to continue in
power, and the history of the past eighteen
months, points unerringly to the end of Rep
resentative government, tfnd constitutional
liberty in America. " Union Savers ," to the
rescue. If this opportunity be allowed to
pass, who can say that another wil l ever be
afforded ?
The Congressional and Senatorial Q,u jstion.
As will be seen by reference to the pro
ceedings of the Democratic Congressional,
and' Senatorial conferences, published in our
issue of to-day, we have no candidate for
these offices In - the field. The conference at
Bloomsburg, recommended the support of
Henry W. Tracy as against his corrupt and
unscrupulous competitor, the Reverend George
Bandon. Since the result of this conference
has been known, that pet and tool of Wil
mot has been withdrawn from the contest.—'
This is a virtual admission of his unworthi
ness. The people whoso rights he had sac
rificed, whose taxes he had voted into the
coffers of a soulless corporation, were about
to consign hita to a politico! grave, so low,
that his day of resurrection would neter have
come. Wilmot, thought that by a change of
men, at the last hour, the people would as
sume that a change of principles had also
been made. Robert F. Clark, an obscure man
of Columbia Co, is pushed forward upon the
board, in the desperate game this tyrant is
now playing, for a place in the senate of the
Gmted* States; Every vote, therefore, cast
for Clark, is a vote to return that blackest of
all abolitionists—that most unprincipled and
corrupt of all politicians, David Wilmot, to
tbc place he so much covets.
Having no candidate in the field, and with
these to choose from, it will be for the Demo
crats of this district to decide, whether they
will, by neglecting to vote for Henry W. Tra
cy, aid Wilmot in his schemes of pltlnder
and corruption, or not. Whatever may be
said of Mr. Tracey's views on the negro ques
tion, he showed himself, by votes and
speeches in our legislature, a mtlh capable
of resisting the poisoning and corrupting in
fluence of that hydra headed 6erpant, under
whose glittering charms the pioua Landon
fell. A) e more, he, like Ilercu)e3 with club
in hand, stood up day after day, and dealt
blows at the monster which, had it been less
a monster, would have destroyed it. Thus
much we feel It but just and proper to say of
Henry W. Tracy. That if elected to a seat
in congiess, he will carry into that festering
pool of Corruption and profligacy, the same
honesty, the same fearlessness in defense of
1 the rights of the people, we cannot doubt
That his votes and influence will ever be
found on the side of the conservative men of
the counrty, we firmly believe.
Wm. J. Turrell, the abolition candidate for
state senator, commg as he does from the hot
bed of abolitionism, fostered and brought out
under the nursing hands of Wilmot and Grow,
will lend all his aid, to further their schemes
of ambition, corruption, and ngro equality.
His vote, if elected, will be cast, for Wilmot,
as the next United States Senator. As in
the cas9 of congressmen, the democratic par
ty having no nomination for state senator ;
the choice will be between Col. Elhanan Smith
who has been placed in nomination by the
" People's Union Party," and this man Tur
rel. Col. Smith is personally well known to
the citizens of our county. His views upon
the political question of the day, are also well
known. We need not therofore, speak of
him or them. He has but recently address
ed the people of this county, and defined his
position and principles *
We have thus briefly noticed the candi
dates for these offices, that our friends may
choose from among them. Wc wish it to be
distinctly understood that we ask no man to
vote, neither for Mr. Tracy nor Mr. Smith
But, as it is the right of the people to choose
their own representatives, it is their duty
when the} r come to make that choice, if they
find two mei, both perhaps, in some respects
objectionable, to follow the teachings of that
old maxim, which saith : " Of two evils choose
the lesser."
Republican Meeting.
Our " no party" friends held a meeting on
Monday last, at this place. Steven Dana was
made President, when Wm. J. Turrell, was
called for. He stated he supposed that the
people were anxious to see him as he was, a
candidate for Senator. He made a mild
speech, which was strongly diluted with
weakness, and read at length from the speech
of Hamilton, from Texas, to'show that the
republicans were right, and that the demo
crats were wrong—after which he closed,
when Ex-Congressman took the
stand, and commenced, by cha ging Turrell
with failing to speak the truth because he
was a candidate for office, and wanted the
votes of the people. Our red headed friend
was wrathy, probably for the reason that
public opinion, and Bradford dictation, had
compelled him to, foregce the fond pleasure of
filling a place in Congress, and left alone
" standing in his own boots." He charged
the democratic party with being corrupt,
and forgot to 6y anything about the immense
frauds perpetrated under the present admin
stratiou. He said nothing about the vast
fortunes that had been made in army con
tacts, and never said one word about the
corruption of the Penna. Rail Road company.
He charged the democrats with having driv
en him out of the field for Congress. lie de
nounced Tracy for being a candidate, and un
worthy of support; abused Piollet and the
democrats fur not putting a candidate for
ward, and went on to state a bargain that
had been made between the democrats and
Tracy, which he knew was false when he was
making it. He said the nomination had been
tendered him, it was no effort of his. Here
too, he forgot to state that he had stumped
Bradford Sir delegates to the County Con
vention. He also neglected to state that he
was here and helped to manage matters, so
he would ge? the conferees of this county.
He did not state that the delegates of the re
publican convention retired to the Grand
Jury room, and there, in secret, fixed on the
conferees, and then came into convention)
and had the trick ratified. Now does he
think the people will believe him when he
thus speaks, when the facts are before the
public which give the lie to his declaration ?
It is time he was driven from the sacred desk,
as he has been forced out of political position
and place.
lie said it was no time fur party, and stat
ed, he had seen hand bills headed "Rally
Democrats," calling together a party, as a
party in these times of peril. Here too, he
forgot that he had come at the call of im
mense posters, that had been scattered far
and near, headed "Rally Freemen." It would
appear that our truthful friend, who is not
now a candidate for Congress, for the peo
pie beat him about twelve days before elec
tion, regards it all right for the republicans
to hold meetings, abuse body who do
not agree with them, and devise ways and
means, by which they may retain power.-
But how wrong, and what an outrage it is
for democrats to assemble and discuss the
exciting topics of the day. The democrats
yet claim the right to meet in public and de
vise ways and means to save our bleeding
country, and to rally the people to support and
sustain our government, while our opposition
friends seem to be thursting after the spoils
of office, and feasting on the ruin and misery
they have created.
When the Rev.Landon paid his respects to
Col. Smith, and took occasion to warn the
people not to vote for the Col. because he was
not the regular republican candidate for Sen
ator and had not been willing that he, Laudon
should go to Congress. He then wound up
by asking men to watch if they found any
man, who would not vote the regular repub
lican ticket, put him dowm a traitor , he was
opposing the President and the Administra
tion. Mr. Landon seems to regard every man <
loyal Who endorses the Republican doctrine*
with all of its hefisies* and every man a trait l
or who will not come tip to the support of
these vile doctrines.
Mr. Chamberlin, our light complezioned
friend, and, as Col. Smith termed him, Ter
rill's AS6 " spoke. 5 ' He made a dashing
charge upon the Rebels. Lincoln mnst he
ignorant of the fact that any such man lives,
or he would have called him into the service.
He created a great whirlwind, at times his
hair appeared almost wiihovt a kink. Well,
he blowed his blow out, odjt was over.
/Dpi. Smith was then called for, when it waa
announced that he would speak in the even
ing at the Court House. Landon, Terrill, and
Terrill's "spokesman" left soon after the meet"
ing adjourned, and thus ended the Republican
fizzle, and our town was freed of three sore
heads COM.
Another Proclamation*
Following close npon his emancipation
proclamation, President Lincoln has issued
another, declaring martial law throughout
the whole North and suspending the habeas
corpus in all cases of military arrest.
We ask the people of Pennsylvania to read
it carefully—to weigh it well. For our OW6
part we know not what to Bay. We can
scarcely realize that we are living under a
despotism, and yet it is plain enough that
this is no longer a Republican Government,
guided and restrained by a written Constitu
The habeas corpus suspended in the' loyal
North 1 Great God' ! what does it mean 1
Where, in all the North, has the legitimate
action of the Administration been resisted ?
Who of all the citizens of the North has com
mitted treason, or connived at it, or aided
and abetted it, or given it aid and comfort, or
discouraged enlistments, or resisted the mili
tia draft,or committed any other offence that
could not be punished under the Slate laws ?
And yet the habeas corpus is suspended, and
men are subjected to seizure and imprison
ment, to military trial and ignominious death,
without constitutional authority or form of
law 1
Whit atmosphere do we breathe. now ?
Yesterday it was one of freedom,- expanding
the lungs and making the heart buoyant with
vital blood.
What is it to-day ? Answer, some one
who knows. What is it oppresses and weighs
us down—makes respiration difficult, the
blood sluggish, and the heart faint ?
Ts it an atmosphere of slavery ? Who says
so ? Trembling coward, it is false ! Heav
ens, that we should live to see the day when
our children call us slaves, and shrink from
us, and ask us where is the blood of our
fathers, and whether we are bastards 1
Nay, nay, it cannot be. This is all a hid
eous dream which Wifl vanish Vrith to-mor
row's dawn.
But yesterday we knew that we" rfete {tee
—that we lived in the United States—that
we were American citizens, under the pro
tection of the Constitution—proed of oar
country—happy in the pursuit of our humble
calling—free as the Constitution made us,
and guaranteed that we should he.
What, then, has so suddenly changed ortr
condition? Yesterday was bright—what
has cast a shadow upon to-day ?
A slave ! What, again repeated—still ring
ing in onr ears ! What devil whispers it to
marthe Eden in which we but yesterday
dwelt, and in which we hoped to live for
ever ?
We say again, it is false '. The blood of
the Revolution cannot be enslaved. Gur
fathers would rise from their graves and
curse us—Heaven would shut its gates upon
us—the very earth On which we tread would
spew us out, were we tamely to submit to be
No, no,-it is art inenbus Which We shall
soon shake off— a horrible dream which the
night will end.
But the proclamation ! Aye, that is the
subject of our article, and We close air we be
gan—People of Pennsylvania, read it careful
ly, and weigh it well.— Patriot <f- Uuion.
A Square Fight.-
The present contest is a eontest between
the white and black races for supremacy.—
President Lincoln aud the Abolitionists have
made it so. The white race is represented
by the Democratic party—the black race by
the Abolition Republican party. The fact
can no longer be disguised. The simple
question to be decided, is, whether the white
man shall maintain his status of superiority,
or be sunk to the level of the negro. Equal
ity of races is demanded by the Abolitionists j
they claim that, socially, civilly and politic
ally, the black man • should be the equal of
the white. The Democrats deny and oppose
this. It is a . fail* and square fight between
the Caucasian and the African, and the issue
of the contest will be decided at the ballot
box. The question is referred to the people
—to the white people. They must deter
mine it one way or the other—in favor of the
negro, if they elect Abolitionists; in- favor of
the white man, if they elect Demo era
Draw the line at once—make the mark dis
tinct—let the ODly question asked between
flhis and the election be, " Are you White ?"
or " Are you Black ?"— Patriot $ Union.
Threatened Revolt*
The Washington Republican states, on
good authority, that, since the appearance of
the President's negro proclamation, symp
toms of revolt have been exhibited among
the officers and soldiers in the camps on the
Potomac opposite Washington. It is to be
regretted, but scarcely to be wondered at.
It will be well for the country, perhaps, if
the " symptoms" are eonfined to that locali
Forney's press of the 23d instartt, j O .
menting upon the President's etnsocw i
proclamation, says " the rebellion lt
end," sod sings hossnnas to Abraham;!
coin for having performed this good
with a few strokee of the pen. It htj
often repeated that " the pen is mighti er
the strord," but (if Forney is right) iu tnj ,
has never been so fully exemplified in
history of the world as by this
of Abraham Lincoln. Think oi it—a mill*,
of men hate been mustered into the
one thousand five htmdred millions of moi*-
have been expanded—four hundred though
stalwart men have been killed or disabled-,
industry has been paralyzed—commerce
atroyed—society convulsed from its fouuoa
tkm, and the whole country brought '
the brink of ruin, to end this accursed rehrt
ion; and notwithstanding all these sacrifice
—these herculean efforts—the war auutna
proportions more gigantic than it did aye?
and a half ago. Hut, thanks to Allah! t>
hate a President, whose pen, mightier the
the sitord—more effective than the oombis
ed efforts of twenty million of
ended the rebellion by a single dash.
All hail, Abraham Lincoln! We canoe;
sufficiently eulogize this saviour of our co© •
try i bllt we confess to feeling a little dash of ||
sorrow in this cup of happiness, when t.
think of the many thousands of lives tha:
have been needlessly sacrificed, the million )
of treasure that have been wasted ; for the?;
is no good reason why fhis proclamatiut
might not have ended the war a year ago. ;
well as to-day. But it is supposed that tL*
Almighty passed an eternity in inaction U ||
fore He walked up to create a world, and n |jpa
must be satisfied to wait for the fulneajjf '}
time. And we say again—All hail, Abn
ham Liucoln !— Patriot $ Union.
Proclamation. 't
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By the Presigent of the United Slates o
WHEREAS, It has become necessary to ca!
into service, not only volunteers, but also por
tioos of the militia of the States, by draft, ir
order to suppress the insurrection existing it
the United States ; and disloyal person* an
not adeqately restrained by the ordinary pre
cesees of the law from hindering this mcasun
and from giving aid and - comfort iu variou
ways to the insurrection ;
Now, therefore, be it ordered,
First —That during the existing insurret
tion, and as a neccesary measure for sup \
pressing the same, all rebels and insurgent?
itheir aiders and abbettors, within the Unite: >
States, and all persons discouraging volunteer
enlisments, resisting militia drafts, or gulin
of any disloyal practice, affording aid and cow
fort to the rebels against the authority of the
United States, shall be subject to martial l*w
and liable to trial and punishment by couru
martial or military commissions.
Second— That the writ of habeas corpm
is suspended in respect to all persons arre-uvi •
or who are now, or herafter, during the rebel
ion, shall be imp-isoned in any fort, camp
afsenal, military prisin or other place of con -
finement, by any military authoiity or by tk 3k
sentence of any court martial or military |
In witness whereof, I have hereunto se'
my hand and caused the seal of flic Unite.
States to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington this 24th dav
of September, in the year of our Lord one
thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, an.
of the Independence of the United State-"
the eighty seventh. ABRAHAM LIN
By the President i
Secretary of State.
Benj. Wade, a peculiar favorite of the
Sumner-Greeley-Wilinot-Landon Aboil tier
ists, said in" his place in the United Statr*
Senate, that the man who " quotes the Co
stitution in this great crisis'is a traitor."
Daniel Webster, said :—•' The C institution
of the United State is a written instrunu*
a recorded FUNDAMENTAL LAW, it"■ 1
the bon I, the ONLY BOND OF HTE D
ION of the Statesit is all that gives us n •
tional character."
All Gammon.
The idea held out by some that Preside
Lincoln isßued bis emancipation proclamstif
when he did for fear of being forestalled b
Jefferson Davis, is simply gammon.
Abolition proclivities, and his fear of Gr
ley & Co., hurried him into the measur
That'B all there is of it.— Ex.
Auditor's Nolhe.
The undersigned .having been appointed by tb'
Court of Common Plearof Wyoming, an auditor t
distribute the fond arising from the Sheriff's sale 4 |j
the real estafih Of Nlichael Siak, will attend to tt f 1
duties of his appointment at dir office in the borouf
of Tankhannock, on
Saturday, November Bth, 1862,
at which time and place all persons having claim*
said fund will present them or be debarred fW J
coming in npon the same.
Tankhannock, Oct. 8,1862, **
Administrator's Notice*
The undersigned, having been appointed admin"
trators of the estate of Lewis & Whitoomb, late *
Windham Township, Wyoming County, dee'd, here
by give notice to all persona indebted to said **"
to call upon said aom'ra at their residence in ***'
township and settle the samo, and to all persons b'
ing claims against said estate, to present the -
duly authenticated, to the subscribers at their |
denoes aforesaid, or be debarred.
Tankhannock, Oct. 4, 1862.