North Branch democrat. (Tunkhannock, Pa.) 1854-1867, March 11, 1863, Image 1

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JACKSON, Proprietor. [vln49rf]
. Newton Centre, Luzerne County Pa.
Vl' Tunkhannock, Pa. Office in Stark's Brick
Block. Tioga street. ,
XX in Stark's Brick Bloek, Tioga St., Tunk
hanns'-k. Pa.
Li LAW, Office on Tioga sfcrest, Tunkhannock,
r.. n. LITTLE. j M<HI.
.1 • t'.'.icc i! Bridge Street, next door to the Demo
vat O'.k.-v. Tunkhannock, Pa.
ve. Bridge street, opposite Wall's Hotel, Tunkhan
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Graduate o lite University of Pciin'a )
Respectfully offers his professional sc.rices to the
eitizens of Tunkhannock and vicin'. ,y. lie can he
found, when not pioltssionally ergag<(, either at ois
Drug Store, or at his resideuee on Futna.u Street.
ED AT THE FALLS, WfLL tromptiy intend
all calls in the line of iii.s profess "in—way he fouri 1
et Becmcr's Hotel, when nut professionally absent.
Falls, Oct. 10, ISSI.
DR. J. C BECKER & Co.,
Would respectfully announce to the citizens of Wy
oming that they have located at Mehoopauy, where
they will promptly attend to all calls in the line <>f
their profession. May be found at Li.-: faro
when not professionally absent.
T M. CAREY, HI. i>.— (tire luate of the q
•) • hi. Institute, Cincinnati) would respectfully
announce to ibe citizens of Wyoming end l.uzornc
Counties, that he e mtinucs his icgutnr practice in the
various departments of his profession. May i.e tour d
•t his office or residence, when not professionally ab
I Particular attention g'.ven to tho treatment.
Chronic Diseas.
entremnreland. Wyoming Co. Fa.—\2n2
piIIS establishment has recently been refitted and
i furnished in the latest style Ever, attention
will he given to the coictort and convenience of those
wzo patronize the IJon*e.
T. B WALL, Owner and Proprietor.
Tunkhannock, September 11, 1861.
HAVING resumed the proprietorship of She above
Hotel, the undersigned will st <re no effort to
reader the house an agreeable place ol sojourn for
*ll who may favor it with their custom.
September 11,1861.
HAVING taken the Hotel, in the Borough of
Tunkhannock, recently occupied by Riley
harper, the proprietor respc-tfully solicits a share of
public patronage. The House has been thoroughly
repaired, and the comforts and accomodations of a
class Hotel, will be found bv all who uiav favor
t with their custom. Seplemhc 11. 1861
M. GIL.MA.N, "
MGILMAN, has permanently located in Tunk
• hannoek Borough, and respectfully tenders his
professional services to the citizens of this place and
surrounding country.
Office over Tutton's Law Office, near tho Pos
Rec. 11, 1861.
yr. Rdufqflhe Sick If Distressed, afflicted with
virulent ond Chronic Diseases, and especially
for the Cure of Diseases ,fifu Sexual Organs
V 1U? lviCC f?lvca z nti9 > by the Acting Snrgeon
Valuable Reports on Spermatorrhoea or Seminas
Weakness, and other Diseases of the Sexual Or„* i 3
and on the New Remediesemployed in the Dispem,u
>*y, sent to the afflicted in sealed letter envelope f -te
of charge. Two or three stamps for postage will be
adaptable. Address, Dr. J SKILLIN HOUGH
£4N, Ahting Surgeou, Howard Association, Nsoly
Street, Philadelphia Pa, ln2oly.
resh Ground Platter Ip Quantities
„ >Dd &t Pceß to suit pureiutoers, now for sale &
t* Mowgy J
Hoet's Corner.
[Written for the DEMOCRAT.J
I gaze from my lowly cottage—
My cottage upon the lea,
On a proud and stately mansion,
Whose splendor is not for me :
And I sigh in the misty gloaming,
As, out through the leafy oars,
I watch, from toy curtainless casement,
A turret beneath the stars ;
That shimmers now in the moonlight—
The moonlight, white and cold,
While the shadows gather deeper
Over the glistening wold.
Oh, many a misty twilight,
And many a moonlight eve,
I watch for tho softened footsteps
Of the maiden Genervieve;
And her proud and stately lover,
That met her a year ago :
Ah me ! to be born a peasant,
Is never a joy to know!
She is happy, Oh, so happy,
To-night beneath the stars,
For I heard tne words she tnurmurod,
Out through uiy leafy bars:
But she thinks not of the maiden,
Born on the thriftless lea ;
I never had a lover-
Would she but pity me !
*#-< + *
I am watching, watching, watching !
What can the matter be !
The lever*—l have not seen them
Whispering on the lea :
For many a misty twilight,
And many a moonlit eve:
What hath the kuight befallen,
Or tho laaidnu Gecervieve '?
Dark ai-e the mansion windows,
And the hall lights flicker dim ;
From tho door of her stately chamber,
She will no more to him :
In her young and radiant beauty,
bhe softly fell asleep:—
Oh. I never had a lover,
But I know her owu will weep:
And he 11 walk in the misty twilight.
And sigh in the moonlit eve,
For the fair and winsome maiden—
The geniie Gr.t fcfa.viKt k.
Select Jlbri).
sixty AM) siXTfcia::.
General 8. Aubyn was standing befoje his
mirror husilv engaged in the adjustment of
his nepk-dotli.
" Don found th!a neckerchief!" he exclaim
ed, giving it pull this way and u twitch that.
" Jim, what' the reason my neck-rigging
won't set as trimly as t ours ? You young
chaps have a'knack that I somehow can't get
the hang of, about the dress."
"I iiiii sine i can't account for it, uncle,"
laughed a handsome young man about twen
one. " Perhaps it's something incident to
youth, hke scarlet fever, or falling in love !"
"That'sjust it, Jim. The fact is—now*
let me catch ycu laughing if you dare, you
young rogue—l'm going to be married."
" Going to be married, uncle !" exclaimed
James Ashley, in open-eyed astonishment
" 1 never dreamed of it!"
" How should you, when you only arrived
yesterday from a year's absence in Europe ?
I'm going to call on her this morning, Jim—
come with iuo, and be (introduced to the
sweMcst sixteen alive?"
" Only sixteen, do you say, Uncle ?"
"Don't look so horrified, Jim ; of n >urse
I don't expect her to be desperate!/ ;n iove
with an old codger like me—ihur would be
unreasonable. But she'll m.kt me a sweet
dutiful little wife, and I, there's no us in
talking—l can only say one tiling; the Lord
deal with me us I shall deal with the child."
The old man lilted his hands reverently
towards heaven as he spoke.
Josephene Clare was sitting among her
flowers in sunshine, blonde and golden-hair
ed, with blue oyes, and little moulli, tinted
with the softest crimson. One tiny d.mple
cleft her round chin, and the peachy bloom
upon her cheeks was such as comes only to
sixteen. No wonder General St. Aubyn
lost his heart to the wonderously beautiful
child—it must have been an iron sort of a
machine if he hadn't.
She rose with varying color to meet her
fine old lover as he entered.
" Josie," he said cheerily , after the first
words of salutation had been exchanged, " I
am not alone to day ; let mo introduce my
nephew* James Ashley."
Josehpene lifted her blue eyes to the
stranger's face for the first time with a wild,
terrified gaze—the peach blossom faded from
her cheek, and the General St. Aubyn know
she fainted in his arms.
"What's the matter?" stammered the
veteran in breathless terror, "Is she dead ?
is she dying? For heaven's sake get some
cold water. Open the windows somebody—
bring burnt feathers !"
"Do lay the poor child dowD. General."
exclaimed Miss Betsy Care, Josepliene's
aunt, who rushed in at thisjuncture. " Don't
hold her so tight. There now, she's comin'
round all right, don't you see ?"
The General looked on admiringly—all
his military tactics seemed as nothing to the
deftness with which Miss Betsy managed
" What could have made you faint, my
love ?" he asked, when she was smiling
" I don't know," she murmured ; " it was
the -heat, I suppose ?"
" And where's Jim ?" asked the perplex
ed warrior.
"If you mean that tall young shaver,"
struck in Miss Betsy, " he's gone home like
% fellow of sense, seeing he couldn't be of no
use here."
" General St. Aubyn," said Josephine, in
a very low voice, " 1 know you will think
me a silly little goose, but please don't bring
that young .nan here again."
" Josephine, my love, why not?"
" Because—because—" faltered the girl,
playing with his watch chain, and hiding her
flushed face against his breast, " its a whim
of mine*"
" Well, just as you say Josie,'' said the
old General, " but I must remark, it's per
fectly unaccountable."
" Women are unaccountable creatures,"
said Joeephene, trying to laugh. " And now
tell me about our now pictures."
But long after the General had gone, the
child bride lay on the sofa, shutting out
heaven's light from her eye with closely
Hasjied hands and breathing out the wild,
wa< ling moans that can come only from a
broken he*Vt. Poor, sacrificing Josephine
When Gen. St. Aubyn returned to his
room at his 'votel, he found James Ashley
pacing the floor with hutried steps.
" Unole." he said, looking up r.s the Gen
era! entered, " 1 have changed fly tuind about
the far-away official post in India. Will
you obtain the appointment for me ?"
" Certainly ; but, names you would be
obliged to sad immediately."
" The sooner the better, sir. Every hour
that 1 rcmaiu in this country secirs an age
to me."
" James." said Gen. St. Aubyn, regarding
his nephew with a keen piercing ir.ize, " what
d?s this iuean? And why does Josephine
i Ijoci to reeing you again—There is some
mystery here."
* ; i would to heaven T had died eto I had
gone there to-day,'" gasped Ashley. "Ask me
no further, Uncle, it is best for the happiness
of all to bury the past in eternal oblivion."
Gen. Sc. Aubyn stood a moment in deep
thought &s James hastily quitted the room.
Suddenly a new light seemed to break upon
him—lie grew deadly pale and clenched his
hands firmly.
" l have it he muttered betwoen his teeth
" th'B is the girl to whom James was engaged
before he went to Europe and that mercenary
scoundrel Clare would have broken both
their hearts and put me in a false position
to secure his own ends—
Two long hours"Gen. St. Aubyn paced his
room—the mental conflict was sharp and
fierce, but the noble heart triumphed. The
next day he sought Josephine's presence, af
ter a long interview with her father.
1; Josephine," he said would you object to
celebrating the wedding next week instead of
next month ?"
She looked up in surprise.
" A bridegroom is privileged to be impa
tient," he said lightly.
"It shall be as you desire," 6hc replied
Pale and lovely as her own pearls, Jose
phine Clare stood at the ilireshold of
the church, waiting for the bridegroom's cor
lege. At letigih u came, and Gen. St. Au
byn stepped forward.
" Josephine,"' he whispered "my gener
ous noble girl, I foared the bridegroom of six
ty would be ill-suited to your fresh bloom, and
so I have substituted one of one-and twenty.
Jim, come forward you scamp ! And lam
goin to be on hand to give away the bride."
Josephine thought she was in a blissful
dream ; but no—it was true—and almost ere
she could realize the now state of things, she
was tightly married to James the first and
only love, and the General folding her in his
arms, whispered :
" Your father and I have arranged matters
all right, dearest. Don't thank me, for al
though I have lost a wife, I have gained the
sweetest of little nieces. I'ua quite satisfied,
And so were Mr. and Mrs, James Ashley.
UNION LEAGUES. —We observe that the
Abolition papers are busily engaged in efforts
to get up what they call Uniou Leagues.
This is a piece of gross decepiion. There is
no Unionism in the Abolition party. The
Uniou Leauge is an organization to prevent a
restoration of the Union. Phillips has truly
declared that the Abolitionists " hoped for
and planned disunion," and Thad. Stevens
has declared in Congress that " with his con
sent, the Union shall never be restored
Those therefore, who join these Leauges, do
it to destroy the Union-
Thus far, vice and excees had been the
must conspicuous feature of Pauline's conduct
she now showed Iv rself capable of heroism,
sacrifice, and devotion—qualities which the
world has a right to expect of those who,
though not born, are at least bred upon the
steps of the throne. She 6pent the winter of
1813—14 at Nyes and Ayres, in the South
of France. On the 20ih of April, Napoleon
left Fontainbleau for Elba, after what has
been stigmatized as '* a scene of desertion
never equalled in an)' age of the world—ter
giversations too hideous to -be creditable, if
not recorded by eye-witnesses." Pauline
quitted Ayres in order to meet him near
Frejus. While waiting, she witnessed many
of the fearful tumults which were excited by
the passage of the '' Corsican tyrant." She
saw his statues overturned aud his life men
aced. The brother and sister met at Lue, at
two o'clock in the afternoon of the 26th of
April. Napoleon entered the chamber of the
Princess; she extended her arms, but burst
into teats on seeing that he wore an Austrian
uniform as a disguise.
" Why this uniform ?" she asked.
" Vi by, Pauline," returned Napoleon, re
proachfully, " wonld you have me dead ?"
Pauline looked at liim steadily and 6aid,
" I cannot embrace )*ou in that dress. Oh
Napoleon, what have you done ?"
Napoleon withdrew and changed his cos
tume. He returned in the costume of the
Old Guard. Pauline pressed him to her
heart again and again, astonishing those who
best knew her by this unexpected burst of
But Pauline could act as well as weep.—
She with Madame Mere, followed Napoleon
to Elba in October the same year. She aban
doned the frivolities and gaities to which, for
years, stie had been accustomed, and devoted
herself with untiring energy io farthering
tho pians formed for his escape. She placed
ail her jewels at his disposal. Napoleon nev
er used them. They were in his carriage at
Waterloo, ..liich wa* taken by the Allies, and
exhibited for money at London. The dia-
rnouds had disppeared ; it was never known
into whose hands they had fallen. On the
26th of February, 18 : f>, she *ta?e a ball *o HI
the principal pers*images at Zlbn, a: s d that
veay night I'cpuleon stepped on board the
Wig I'incons'.aut, aud weighed author for
Fr;. :e<.. Pauline and Napoleon never met
agu.ii. She returJc i to Home and he to Pa
i s, lroui whence by to Waterloo, he passed
on to Lit. Helen.-..
Don Cantille was now compelled by the re
ctoraiion of Piedmont to the Austrian rule,
to resume his allegiance as a Roman subject-
He refused to see or receive his wife; but
the.Pope took the matter into his own hands
and appointed a committee or Cardinals to
decide upon a method of reconciliation. The
prince was ordered to share his palace with
the princess, and to place one hundred and
fifty thousand francs a year at her disposal.
Ue obeyed, but ungraciously, and finally re
tired to Florence, where he built a palace for
his own private use, leaving to her the inni
vidual control ol his superb establishment at
Pauline was still marvelously beautiful,
though her health was delicate aud her con
stitution impaired. She was surrouuded
with admirers, the most ardent of whom was
Lord Brougham. He was admitted to the
mysteries of her toilet, and she allowed him
to sit on the floor before her and hold her
feet in his hands. He was also permitted, as
a great favor, to baud pins to her dressing
maids when they needed them in the arrange
ment of her person.
" How can you take pleasure," some one
asked her, " in the society of men who have
imprUod your brother at St. Helena !"
" Can you understand," she replied vehe
mently, " that I enjoy the sight of these men so arrogant, now humbling themselves
to the dust of my sandals ? Can you not see
that the CV.tnplaints of that British peer are
sweet music to my soul ? He stands for
hours to give pins to my waiting-maid, be
cause they are to touch my person. lie has
thocour e-3 to confront the caprices of a wo
man, but he does not, dare not speak before
Ins Parliament in behalf of that woman's
brother, that he be more kindly treated in
his accursed dungeon at St. Helena ? And
this man hopes that I may love him! And
the others hope that I may love them ! If 1
had neither heart nor soul, perhaps I might!
Let ihera love on and sutler the penalty."
Paulino became convinced, in 1821, that
Napoleon was dying at St. Helena. She
wrote a letter to Lord Liverpool, then Prime
Minister of England, in which she earnestly
begged, in the name of all the members of the
family, that her brother might be moved to
a less dangerous climate. "If 60 reasonable
a request be refused," she said, "it will be
pronouncing bis sentence of death—ir. which
case I beg permission to depart for St. Hele
na, to join my brother and receive his last
sigh. I feel that the moments of his life are
numbered, and 1 shall reproach myself if I do
not use all the means in my power to allevi
ate his sufferings and testify my devotion."
The Earl of Liverpool granted the latter
portion of her request; but too late. Napo
leon was already dead at the date of Pau
line's appeal
Sne now 6ank into a rapid decline, though
she continued to live tn a constant whirl of
gaiety. Foreigners visiting Rome, formed
her principal society ; they found her recep
tions and entertainments hospitable, refined,
sumptuous. Early in 1825, she went to Pisa
for a change of air. It was evident to her
self as well as to her friends, that she could
not long survive.
She now performed the last eccentricity of
an eccentric life. Though possessed of no
fortune whatever, and living upon the forced
bounty of her husband, she composed and
executed an imposing instrument, which she
called her will- In this she made large and
numerous legacies, forming in the aggregate a
sum of princely magnificence. Don Camilla
now recalled her to Florence, where a recon
ciliation was effected aud mutual forgiveness
extended. The Princess Borghose expired in
the arms of the Prince on the Bth of June,
1825. With a generosity of which he hardly
seemed capable, and which she had certainly
done nothing to deserve, he recognized and
paid the bequests that she made wihtout con
sulting or considering the state of his fortune.
Napolean often mentioned Pauline at St.
Helena. He considered her the handsomest
woman of her tilne, and said that artists were
accustomed to speak of her as the modern
Venus de Medici. When at Nice, she es
tablished, he said, a daily line of baggage
wagon to and from Paris, to bring her sup
plies of the new fashions. " Had I known
it, ' he added, " She would have been sound
ly scolded. After all, she was the kindest
creature in the world."
Gems of thought.
ihe friendship of some people is like our
shadow keeping close while we are walking in
the sunshine, and leaving us the moment we
enter the shade.
Lharacter is like money ; when you have a
great deal, you may risk some ; for ifyoa loose
it. folks will still believe you have plenty to
It you wish to dispense with butter, take a
sweet plump datnsed to wife and you can
relish your crust and coffee at breakfast
without any but her.
Keep your body ,-ound ; as wine savors of
the it is kept in. the soul receives a tinc
ture fro i tie frame through which it works.
In oar adversity it is night with us ami in
tee night many beasts of prey range abroad
that keep their dens through the day.
Morose, solemn, and inflexible men enjoy
in general a grcator share of dignity than of
Benevolence is a beautiful plant in the gar
den of the soul. Good deeds are its blossoms.
Hope and fear are the springs of all our
Skillful mariners get their art in tempestous
storms; any novice can sail on a smooth
Slanderers are like flies that hunt and fas
ten upon sores.
He who serves only himself is the slaves of
a fool.
Old age is a relentless tyrant.
THE DIFIERENCE.— Mr. Lincoln's Abolition
postmaster at Wheeling is the editor of a
paper there which delibralely and nndisguise
dly called for some Cnariolte Corday to step
forth and assassinate Mr. Valiandighatn ! This
proposition was copied with appropal into the
Celevland Leader newspaper, edited by
another of Mr. lincoln 4 s postmaster. —When
Kees, of the Circleville Watchman, expressed
suprised that the men of new Orleans did not
shoot Butler lor having brutally insulted
their wives and daughters ; he was sent to
Fort Warren. Has any one ever heared of
the postmster at Wheeling or Clevlatid being
reproved for calling for the assassination of
Vallandigham, whose crime consisted in
having dared to fearlessly represent the sen
timent of his constituents ?— Newark (O.)
whiskey is manufacturd from a dozen grains
of corn, the value which is too small to be es
timated. A pint of this mixture sells for one
shilling, and if a good brand, is considered
well worth the money. It is drank in a min
ute or two—it fires the brain, sharpens the
appetite, deranges and weakens the p.iysical
system. On the same sidboard on which
this delicious beverage is served, lies a news
paper. It is covered with half a million of
type—it brings intelligence from the quarters
of the globe. The newspaper costs less than
the'glass of grog—the juicee of a few grains
of corn ; but it is no less strange than true
that there is a portion of the community who
think corn juice cheap and the newspaper
JKTThe Abolitionis felt certain that Cam
eron could buy a Democrat to vote for him,
and thus secure his election to ibe U. S. Sen
ate. Ilis failure sorely vexss them. They
howl "mob violence" in one and stul
tify themselves, in the next, by attributing the
result to a want of fraternity among their own
members. What they wanted most was a
few votes, and that will be the cryiug want
of tho abolition party for many years to
The Conscription bill, which passed the
Senate some days*since, was passed by the
House on Wednesday, with a few amend
ments, one of which confines the term of ser- ;
vice oi the conscripts to the continuance of
the war, not however, to exceed three years,'"
(in the Senate bdl five years:) another re
lates to spies found lurking about fortifica
tions and camps, providing for their trial by
general court martial, on military commis
sion, and making their punishment death on
conviction ; a third strikes oat of the section
relating to prodost marshals, that part mak
ing it their duty to inquire into and report to
the Provost Marshals General all treasonable
practices. On the final passage of the bill in
the House the yeas were IJS, nays 49, as
YEAS — Messrs Aldrich, Arnold, Alley,
Ashley, Babbitt, Baily, Baker, Bearcan, Bing
ham, Blair of irginia. Blair of Pennsylvania,
Blake, Brown of Virginia, Buffinton, Calvert,
Campbell, Casey, Chamberlain, Clark, Colfax
Fredrick A. Conkling, Roscoe Conkling, Co
vode. Crisfield, Cutler, Davis, Daws, Delano,'
Diven, Dunn, Edgerton, Eliot, Ely, Edwards,
Fenton, Samuel C. Fessenden, Thomas A. D.
Fessenden, Flanders, Fisher, Franchot, Frank
Gooch, Goodwin, Granger, GurJey, Hahn,
Ilaight, 1..a1e, Harrison, Hickman, Hooper,
llorton, Ilutchins, Julian, Kelley, Francis W-
Kellogg, William Kellogg, Killinger, Lansing,
Lehman, Leary, Loomis. Loveloy, Lor, M!Jc
doe, M'Kean, M'Knight, M'Pherson, Mar
ston, Maj'nard, Mitchell, Moorhead, Mqrrill
of Maine, Morrill of Vermont, Nixon, Giin,
I atton, Phelps of California, Pike, Pouifjroy
Pcrter, Rice of Massachusetts, Rice of Maine.
Riddle, Rollins, of X. 11., Sargeaat, Sedgwick
Segar, Shanks, Sheffield, Shellabarger,' Sher
man, S.'oan, Spaulding, Stevens, Stratton,
Shomas of Mass., Thomas of Traiu,
I rimble, Trowbridge, Vandever, Van Horn,
Yerre. Walker, Wall, Wallace, Walton. Wash
burne, Webster, Wheeler, White of Indians,
i'son, Yr indom and Worcester.
;:AVS.— Me isrs. Allen of Ohio, Allen of
Illinois, A neons, Diddle, Clements, Couway,
Corning, Cox. Cravens, Crittendon, Delap
la'.ne, Dunlap, English. Fouke, Grider, Hali
Harding, Holman, Johnson, Knapp, Kerrigan,
Law, Lazer, Mallory, May, Menzies, Moris,
Noble , Norton, Nugent, Pandleton, Par by,
Price, Robinson, Rollins of Missouri, 'tShie!,
Steele of N. Y., Steele of N. J., Stiles, Val
landigham, Yoorhers, Wudsworth, Ward,
Whalev, White of Ohio, Wickliffe, Wood
Woodruff, and Yeaman.
The bill divides the militia into two clasc=>,
All persons subject to military duty between
the ages of twenty and thirty five years, and
all unmarried persons subject to military du
ty above the age of thirty-live and under
forty-five, constitutes the fir6t class, and will
be first 6alled into service The second class
comprises all other persons subject th military
duty; that is all all married men between
thirty-five and forty five years of age. This
class will not be called into service until the
first class is exhausted. The conscription in
cludes Congressmen, Assemblymen, Alder
men, Quakers, Shakers, Menonists, Dunkards.
Clergymen, Indians and Negroes, and if suc
cessful to the extent contemplated wilhde
prive almost every family in the loyal States
of one or more of its members As we under
stand it, one of the amendments of the bill
'urns over to the civil authorities all persons
arrested by provost marshals for treasonable
practices. The New York Herald , in a vein
rather sportive for the occasion, remarks:
•' The able bodied Quakers, like the resit of
their fellow-citizens between twenty and for
ty-five years of age, if called upon, must pock
et their conscienscious scruples and go forth ,
to fight, or fork out three hundred dollars
each for a substitute. It is nonsense to talk
of resistance. The laws must be obeyed.
The Quakers and Shakers, we know, wiH not
resist; the Indians are alwas ready for war
purposes, and the niggers like white men,
have no choice. Attention, C'aucassians and
Africans, Indians Shakers and Quakers T To
the right about, face ! Shoulder arms !"
Last week, Alexander Harris, Esq., of Lan
caster, was arrested at York on a charge of
uttering treasonable language. He was^ bru't
before judge Fisher, on a habeas corpus, who
delivered the following opinion, discharging
the prisoner. His accussers of course claim
ed that the habeas corpus was suspended :
" The Constitution of the United States and
the Constitution of Pennsylvania provide
that ' the privilege of the writ of habeas cor
pus shall be suspended, only in case of re
vel lion or invasion, the public safety may ic
quire it.' Even admitting the power <JI the
President to suspend the writ of habem cor
pus, which he did not do, no rebellipn or in
basion exists HERE. The Courts are all open
and laws in force. There is a tefil remedy
for every infraction of law, -and therefore wo
are under civil and not military authority,
with all the rights of citizens under the Con
stitution and laws of the United States and
this Commonwealth. The Constitution of
the United States declares that, no pers' - n
' shall be deprived of life, liberty or prfir '
without due process of law' and the ''(j™.?;*
tution of Pennsylvania declare, that bo citi
zen 'can bo deprived of his life, liberty or pro
perty unless by the judgement of hie nee ran
the law of the land.' At there w*s £ w ,r
rant, and the proqessoflaw rdqaiLJ'hv !u~
Constitution of tho United States
£ } it f
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