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HARVEY SIC'KEER, Editor.
Wednesday, Aug, 19 18G3.
S. M. Pettenglil & Co.- -No. 37 PARK ROW
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for the N. B. Democrat, in those cities, and are author
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DEMOCRATIC STATE NOMINATIONS.
HON. G. \V. WOODWARD,
FOR JUDGE OF THE SUPREME COURT
WALTER H. LOWRIE,
OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY.
n2r We publish this week a corrected
list of committees of vigilance so far as cor
rections could be made by information de
rived by the chairman of the standing com
mittee from persons resident in the several
Jcar We hope no person into whose hands
the Democrat, of this week, falls will fail to
read the admirable address of the Detnc
•cratic 6tate central committee which will be
lound on our first page
The Democratic electors of the scvera
Townships in Wyoming County and Tunk-'
bannock Borough, are requested to meet at
the several election Districts on Saturday,
the 29th inst., between the hours of two and
hTft o'clock, P. M. and elect Delegates to
represent thorn in County Convention, to be
held at Tunkhannock, on Monday, the 31st
day of August, 1863.
Some of the returns from the delegate elec
tions of last Fall, showing the Committees of
vigilance chosen at such Delegate elections
for the present year having been mislaid,
and sufficient time not being allowed for
correspondence with the boards of the several
al townships, the standing committee has
appointed the following committees of vigi
lance for the several Districtt in Wyoming
COMMITTEE OF VIGILANCE.
Braintrim. T. D. Spring, N. Overfield,
Clinton. John Wilson, Benj. Carpenter,
-Eaton. Win. Benedict, lliram Bodle, John
Exeter. Benj. Coolbaugh, Thos. D. Ilead
ley, Win. White.
Forkston. Iliram Hitchcock, A P Bur
gess, A. Vose.
Falls. II L Furgcrson, G W Sherwood, j
Lemon. Miles Avery, Henry Harris, Benj
Mehoopany. Saml. D. Ingham, C L.
Vaughn, Geo. Henning.
Monroe. Ziba Billings, II W Carpenter,
.Meshoppen. A Banatyue, E Mowrr, Mi
North Branch Jus Goetchus, Jos Bur
geu, John Champion.
Nicholson Holloway Stevens, Ferry
Stark, N, P Wdcox
Northmoreland Absalom Carey, Hubert
Caton, Rogers Ilallcck
Overfield Lewis Ager, Joseph Osborn,
Tunkhannock Twp. Jeremiah Osterhout,
"Win B Overfield. Perry Wilsy
Tunkhannock Boro. Harvey Sickler,
James Young, Jacob Rittispaugh.
Washington. John Crawford, S P La
tbrop, John Kintnef
Windham. Thos. J Wright, Wm Riley,
RILES FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF DEMOCRATIC
I'. The democratic electio3r of each election
diatricta in this county, shall annually, on
the last Saturday in August, meet at the
plaoe of holding their General Township elec
tions ; and elect three suitable persons to
serve as a Committee of Vigilance for the
ensuing year, whose duty it shall be to su
perintend the next electron of delegates to
the County Convention, and also to call and
superintend all other meetings of the Demo
cratic electors of their district.
2. At the same time and place, shall also
be elected two delegates to the County Con
vention,.who shall, on the following Monday,
rteet at'tfie Court House, in the Borough of
Tunkhansoclt, and after organizing by elect
ing one of their number for a President, and
twojSecretaries, 6hall proceed to nominate
ftuch District and County officers as are to
be voted for al the ensuing General Election
~-ekt Conferees for such District officers as
they shall nominate —appoint Delegates to
the' next State Convention and a Standing
Committee for the County.
3. All County Conventions shall be held
with open doors.
4. AH candidates for nomination shall be
VoUd for viva voce ; and the one receiving a
majority of all the votes poled, for any office
•hall be declared duly uomin'ated.
5. The convent iou shall keep a journal of
•11 its proceeding*, which shall be duly pub-f
lished in the Democratic paper or papers o
the County ; and any nomination not made in
conformity with the foregoing rules, shall h c
declared void, aud the vacancy or vacancies
6o occurring, shall be supplied in the manner
herein after provided.
6. The standing committee shall consist of
nine Democratic citizens of the county, who
shall hold their office for one year from and
after the date of their election ; and it shall
be their duty during that time, to call at-
County Conventions, Mass and other meet
ings of the party—to fill all vacancies in the
ticket, occasioned either by the declinaion of
uotninics, by a want of conformity to the
foregoing rules, or where the Convention
shall haye failed to make a nomination, and
also in case of special elections, where the
necessity for doing so occurs after the regular
time for holding County Conventions—and
to fill vacancies in the Committees of Vigi
lance, occasioned by removal, death, or fail
ure on the part of the citizen to elect them.
7. The Standing Committee shall anually
hereafter, in issuiug the call for the election
of Delegates to the County Convention,
cause a copy of the foregoing rules to be pub
lished in connection therewith.
7. These rules may be amended, or new
ones added thereto by a general meeting of
the Democratic citizens of the county called
for that purpose by the Standing Committee,
or if the satno 6hal! shall pass two successive
Countj' Conventions withohut amendments,
and not otherwise.
J. V. SMITH,
Chairman of Standing Cum.
Democratic State Central Committee.
The following is the State Central Committee its
appointed by lion. FINDDAY PATTERSON, of
Washington county, who, as President of the late
Democratic Convention, was authorized by a resolu
tion of the body to announce the Committee It con
sists of a Chairman, and Representatives of the sever
al Senatorial Districts into which the State is
HON. CHARLES J. DIDDLE, Chairman,
f Theodore Cuvler. ")
Ist likt ' Robert J Hemphill, , , ~
lil Dul * John Pullertou, Jr.;
[ Isaac Leeeh, J
2d " John D. Evans. Chester couniy.
3d ' W in. 11. Witte, Montgomery county,
4th " Vm. T. Rogers, Ducks county.
sfh " Thos. Heckman. Northampton county,
6th '• lliester Clymer, Berks county
7te " William Randall, Schnlykill county.
Bth " Asa Packer, Carbon county.
9th " Michael Mylert Sullivan counry.
10th" Stephens. Winchester, Luzerne county,
lith " Mortimer F. Elliot, Tioga county.
12th '• John II Humes, Lycoininfi csunty.
13th " William Elliot,Nortcumberland county.
14th " Samuel Hepburn, Cumberland county,
loth " William M. Brisbin, Lebanon count v.
lfith " * George Sanderson, > T ,
Ibth } James Patterson, $ Lancaster co.
17th " John F. Spangler, York county.
18th •' Henry Smith, Fulton county.
I9ih " J. Simpson Africa Huntingdon county.
20th " William Bigler, Clearfield county.
21st " Thomas B. Soawr'ght, Fayette county.
23d " W. T. Id. Bauley, Green county.
9AH, < Geo. W. Caw, ) ~
I James P Harr, $ Alleghany county.
25th " James Campbell, Butler county.
26th " David S. Morris, Lawerncc county,
27th " Thos, W. Grayson, Crawford county,
28th " Kennedy L. Plood, JefLrson county,
Is Pennsyleauia a State t
Wc scarcely know how to answer this
question, says the West Chester Jeffersonian
It is certain that Pennsylvania once was a
State, aud her citizens were accustomed to
glory iu her as " the Keystone" of the Union.
But that was before Abolition Niggerism ob
fained governmental control bith at Ilairis
burg and Washington.
If Pennsylvania is a State, it Is very evi
dent she is without a Governor fit to rule a
State. Curtin has proved himself a mere tool
satrap of Lincoln, and he has demeaned him
self so subserviently to his Washington mas
ter, that the " Old Keystone" stood as a na
ked and defenceless province, when contrast
ed with the State 3of New York and New
We think it impossible that the culpable
conduct of Curtin can fail to arouse the peo
pie of Pennsylvania to the importance of
again assuming a Stale position along 6ide of
New Jersey and Now York, the first step
towards which will be the election of a Demo
cratic Governor. This done, the Keystone
will once more become a State and her people
then feel that they have a Government to be
relied on for security and defence in imer
gencv that may arise during the unfortunate
and disastrous stoim in which the country is
Ilau Pennsylvania been a State, with a
State Governor at her head, like New York
or New Jersey, her borders could not have
been invaded, arid thousands of her people
driven from their houses or plundered of
millions of property A State Govenor like
SEYMOUR or PARKER would not have trusted
to the imbecility and incompetency of the
managers at Washington, for portection, but
haVe been p-epared with forces to meet
and drive back the invading foe'.
Is Pennsylvania a States? It becomes
her white freemen to consider this question,
for it is an important one. If we would
have and maintain her a State, we must have
a man as Governor, who will not, like CURTIN
dontinue her in the at titude of a province but j
who will restore her to her ancient honorable !
position as the Keystone State" of the Un- j
ion. Such a man is GRORGE W. WOODWARD
Xot Disposed to go.
The draft is but the merest farce in some
of the New England districts. For example
in the 4th (Boston) District the whole num
ber examined last week was 1135 of whom
937 were exempted, 70 pa ; d S3OO. which
makes 1007 that got clear, 10S offered sub
stitutes, and TEN were passed as fit for dutv.
Thus, less than one in a hundred of the origi
nal conscripts got into the army ; and this,
too, in a section of country that only requir
ed the recognition of the negro to "cause
every road leading to the national capital to
swarm with recruits." At this rato it will
require NINETY MILLIONS of conscripts to ob
tain the "nine hundred thousand men'* so
enthusiastically promised Father Abraham
liv the t idicals.
Great Uncoln Picture Gallery.
Through the politeness of several painters,
men of remarkable genius, we have received a
list of drawings and paintings, which are to
be placed on exhibition at Washington im
mediately after the 4th of March, 1805. They
are as follows :
No. 1. A view of the Cave of Famine ; a
leau, ghastly figure placed as sentinel at the
entrance. A graveyard in the distance with
400,0 CX) graves ;at the right, are 200,000 crip
ples, and ou the left an uncountable throng
'of widows and orphans. A remarkable pic
ture—dedicated to Abraham Lincoln.
No. 2- Judas Iscariol in the act of betray
ing. a charcoal sketch—dedicated to E. Stan
! ton, Esq., Secretary of War.
No. 3. St. Dustan relating his interview
1 with the devi'.. A copy—dedicated to Major
General Benj. F. Butler,
j No. 4. A group of gamblers quarreling at
all fours. After the manner of Teniers—ded
i icated to the republican contractors.
| No. 5. Tom Thumb speaking through a
I trumpet, with the intention to pass himself
j off for the Belgian Giant—dedicated to seve
| ral Major Generals.
No. 6. A miser cutting up a naval flag, and
converting it into money-bags—dedicated to
Gideon G. Wells and. his brcther-in law, Mo
No. 7. A rope dancer balancing an empty
pitcher on his chin—dedicated to Wm. 11.
No. 8. A man crushed to death under sev
eral tons of green paper, which fell from a
scaffolding over his head. A frightful picture
—dedicated to Salmon P. Chase.
No. 9. A white man embracing a negro
wench. An immodest picture—dedicated to
No. 10. Forty thieves breaking into a gov
ernment treasurv—dedicated to the friends
of the administration.
No. 11. Five satyrs teaching the devil how
to lie—dedicated to the editors of the Alba
ny "Evening Journal.
No. 12. A crowd of negroes stripping the
shirt off the body of a white man, and leav.
ing him naked—dedicated to the last Con
No 13. A throng of white men and negroes
setting fire to the temple of Liberty- An
immense picture ; canvas 40 feet by 24—ded
icated to the republican party.
No 14. A drunken white man, with his
face painted like a negro holding a banjo in
his hand, in the act of einging."John Brown's
soul is marching on,"—dedicated to John W.
No 15. A picture of the infernal regions,
with fh"> devils all unchained. Labelled. "The
United States in the reign of Lincoln 7."
No 16. Hainan hanging on the gallows
which he prepared for Mordceai—dedicated
to the editors of the "Evening Post."
No 17. "The Union League," being the
picture of a mob of white men and negroes
trying to split a rail labelled "The Union."
No 18. Diplomatic dinner in the White
House. His black excellency the Minister
from Hayti seated between Mrs. Lincoln and
the charming Miss Chase. The seats of the
rest of diplomatic corps all vacant. John W.
Forney standing behind the chair of the ITay
tien Minister dressed as a waiter. A very
No 19. Henry Ward Beccher, in the act of
praying to the devil to send famine, pesti
lence and the sword upon a slavery cursed
No 20. Reverend Doctors Cheevor and
Tyng, at a clandestine interview with Satan,
in front of the pulpit in Checvet's church -
Satan in the act of delivering an opinion in
favor of a superior race of men, to spring
from an amalgamation of whites and blacks—
Chccver and Tyng appeared delighted A
fine painting, and excellent likenesses of the
three worthy friends
No 21 A copperhead chasing a huge
black snake, which is running away with af
These paintings will form one of the most
remarkable picture galleries in the country,
not only on account of their great merit as
works of art, hut as well for their historical
and local interest It is hinted that the next
Congress will purchase the whole gallery,
and make it a permanent attraction to draw
literiry men and artißts from all parts of the
world to Washington— Old Guard
The Idea of a Pennsylvania Governor.
Governor Curtin of Pennsylvania, in accept
ing his nomination, says :
" But my fellow citizens, the administra
tion of the Government of Pennsylvania sinks
into insignificance when compared with the
groat struggle in which we are engaged for
(he vindication and supremacy of the National
This idea seems to have been the bane of
Governor Curtin all along. Thinking only
of Washington, he forgot all about Pennsyl.
vania , and hence, in a trying time, had to call
and recall upon New York and New Jersey
to save him and his State. When
thinking only of Washington, General Lee
rushed into York, Carlisle, &c., and threaten
ed (C.) was calling upon Lincoln, and New
York and New Jersey to save him.
Upon the whoie, we should think Pennsyl
rania would be wise to elect a Governor who
thinks Quite as much of Philadelphia, Har
risbnrg and Pittsburg as of Washington.
N. Y. Express.
Pennsylvania will elect a Governor in Oc
tober who will maintain the rights of Penn
sylvania under the law with all the power
conferred upon him by the Constitution and
LAWB of the Stale, Governor WOODWARD
will not Consent " to hoTd his own liberties
and let the people hold theirs, at the mere
will of the Federal Executive." lie was
chosen deliberately, carefully, wisely, as the
Democratic candidate -the delegates knew
Political fuueral Sermon.
On a beautiful afternoon about the middle
of June last, hundreds of people assembled
in a grove in tho vicinity ot Russell Ilill on
a funeral occasion. The deceased was a
young man ; returned home on the 6th of
June, from the tented field, after the expira
tion of his servitude of nine rabnths, being
lawfully discharged. On the 13th, one week
later, he was a corpse. The funeral cer
emonies were conducted by J. J. Ken nedy
assisted by 1). Jayne. I have not attached
llevs., nor given the name of Messengers of
peace, because the discourse for the occasion
was bad logic and worse divinity. Kennedy
gave out as his text, 1 Cor. Chap. 15th, verse
28th. Spent a short time in making some
preliminary remarks. Then he began to
talk of our country, of its rise and progress,
manufacturers and commerce, of its various
institutions, its laws and government, being
the best in the world. Its inhabitants being
prosperous, free and hap f ,y people. In this
place I would say that he never spoke the
word Constitution, while on the stand.—
perhaps he thought the Government a bet
tor word to suit the times with A. Lincoln
for supreme dictator- Our Countryg
rise, progress, and prosperity are the strong
est evidences in favor of the form of Govern
ment under which we have lived to be a
nation, men were placed at the heads of the
different departments sworn to honor and
obey the constitution and laws and to at
tend to every part of the machinery by
which our union is kept incxistence ; before
the war few were the men to be fou id who
had the courage to coma out boldly against
the Corstitution and Union, but now days
you can find them in almost every place, and
arc ready at an}* moment to say hard things
of men, if they stand up for the Constitution
and Union as it was ; principles they have
believed in from infancy up, all through life
perhaps of seventy years, but now such,
men are called traitors to their countrv.
In the next place he spoke of the
country in its present condition. The war
cry in our ears every day, something new
thousands killed, and tens of thousands
wounded was attributed in one in
stance, to southern traitors in the next
as a judgment from God, on us on account of
slavery as a national sin—as to its continu
ance he laid great stress on Northern sympa
thy, but said the rebellion must be put down,
theunicnand government sustained at all
hazzards. In this part of his discourse he
waxed warm. Government and union was all
,n all to him. He talked as though he possess
ed courage, would think it an honor to die
in the cause of his country. He was down
on those that talked of peace or compromise.
John Van B irin an! Ben Wood, by
name, and all others of the same stamp were
doomed men. lie wanted all men to sup
port the government (A. Lincoln's) and
to yield to all its laws and commands. He
spoke hard things of Northcn men who
would not do it. He took a view of the con
gregation, and said he saw some of thein
there; he knew them by their ouatenauces.
About this time his love for the union and
the government had got his gas up to a blow
ing off pitch. The congregation had to take it
in language as follows : " Should any one he
found black enougli at heart to say or act
perversely to the Government, he hoped
JEHOVAH would put his hand on him and
crush liiin to the earth." And to let his hear
ers know, he repeated it in tl<o same lan
guage, (the government here alluded to was
A, Lincoln's) because these inen that
have not changed their tCp, but are on the
old path, the gojd way in which their fa
thers walked, glorying in the Constitution
and I nion, are styled by this worthy as cop
perheads sympathizers with traitors-
There was one face in the congregation,
hid from his view under the flag of his coun
try, and I feci proul to say, withiut fear of
coutradiction, that fie belonged to the class
that fcame under tho displeasure of
the speaker, whase hip; was t their destruc
tion without mercy. As soon as he had
blown off bis gas a little he bjgan to caii on
that party which was not turned over to de
struction, to arouse, bo up ani go to work at
once, as their enemies were gainiu l *
ground very fast. He urged the
! necessity of every man being in
earnest to hasten to do thoir host to b.\ i'
their friends and neighbors in positions to
defend tho government. 0.l abolition he
talked of the s.'ave in bondage and urged
his hearers Jas a datp 00 us to raise them
up, to be equal to the white man, or a little
above him, as the only way of crush
ing out the rebolliod. 110 labored hard to
be thought a no-party man; but many of
his hearers had doubts of the fact, there
was a sprinkling of unbelievers. Tarty man
or no party man, his sympathy appears to
be only in favor of the colored race. He
thinks It a horrible thing for a slave to be
taken from his wife and family—but for a
white man whose fault is to stand by the
Constitution and Union, that which he was
taught to love and obey, while dandled on
his mother's knee, he can be taken from wife
and family, and banished to an enemy's
country. Something uew under the sun
where civilization reigns. But this is a sub
ject of rejoicing as it shows the powerful
arm of A. Lincoln's government. Again, our
friends and neighbors are taken from their
wives and families by the same powerful arm
and forced into tho ranks. Is it for any
other purpose than to defend their country ?
Oh, yes, just to free a few slaves and
to do a few things that our fathers by some
means did not think right to do- Such as to
shut up honest men. and let rogues and ras
cals run at large. Any sympathy for these
men 1 Oh, no, they are taken for the pub
lic good, and government demands their ser
vices. If you should say anything against
it, you conle under tho displeasure of the
' speaker, aud are turned over to bo crushed
under the hand of Jehovah*
The hope of the hypocrite shall perish-*
In conclusion he said some were BO bold
And ignorant as to say preachers of the Gos
pel had no authority for preaching against
slavery; but to enlighten the ignorant, and
confute the bold, he quoted the text lirgt
named and that was his authority. Never
so used by St. Paul—its author! He inay
search all the commentaries from Tallow llift
xo the low lands of Eaton and he could not
find it so explained.
D. Jayne was called on to conclude. Aft
ter being engaged in prayer a short time, the
exilerating gas (thai ho had been taking
while hearing the lecture from his brother,
as he was pleased to call him) lifted him so
high as to forget there was anything above
bim. He made use of this itfipions language.
I fully concur m all the brother hath said,
and feel glad and can rejoice that a man could
be found to take such a bold stand against
those that wprc opposers of the government.
Then he offered up a petition to Almightjr
God, tliat he would put his heel on those
characters spoken of by his Brother, and
crush them to powder, but to remember
them in mercy.
Can it be possible that those men could
believe the ceremonies performed on this oc
casion were acceptable to god or man? Hop
ing and praying for the dcslrnction of those
that stand up for the Constitution and Un
ion as it was. If they are really serious in
this affair, let rnc ask of thetn ono favor—
that they will compromise with ihe Almighty
to have the day of destruction put off until
the second Tuesday of October is passed, as
the Copperheads want all the force tliey can
get to save the country from destruction and
Aug. 17 th 1803.
j Resolutions Adopted at a late Meeting ot
the Democratic Club in Monroe Tp.
WHKRBAS, The opposition of a part of the
people of one part of our county to the do
inestic institution of another, has generated
a spirit of sectional hatred, between the
people of those sections, which, on the ad
) vent of the so called Republican parly to
power, plunged our nation into a civil war.
which, notwithstanding the unreserved sup
port of the loyal states, in furnishing men
and money to aid the administration in its
pretended efforts to put down rebellion, has
continued to increase in magnitude until our
owu state is invaded by an armed foe, and
the total overthrow of our republican insti
tutions is seriously threatened.
Resolved, That we have no faith in the
intention or ability of the party now in pow
er, to enforce the laws in the rebellious
States, and to restore peace and union to
out bleeding and divided country.
Resolved, That we believe that the cause
of humanity as well as the best interests ol
our country demand that the fratricidal war
which has devastated the fairest p >.- tions of
our country, and filled our land with mourn
ing, should be brought to as speedy a termi
nation as possible with the enforcement ol
the law and restoration of the uniou.
Resolved, That We entirely repudiate the
doctrine that the constitution is not the Su
preme law, absolute authority, at all times
and under all circumstances, as a disgraceful
imputation upon the wisdom of the fathers
who framed it for a perpetual bond of union
and security, for liberty and as fatal to all
constitutional government.. No necessity
can relieve the executive from its restraint,
or deprive the citizen of its g'nrantees.
Resoloeci, That it is ancient and un
duubtcd prerogative of this people to canvass
i public measures ami the meri's < f public
men, it is a hune brc I right, a fireside privil
ege. It bath been enjoyed in every house,
cottage, and cabin, in the nation. It is not
to be draw.i into controversy. his as un
doubted as the right of breathing the air, or
walking on the earth. Aiming at all times
to be courteous and temperate in its use ex
cept when the right itself be questioned. 1
shall place myself on the extreme biundary
of 1113' right and bid defiance to any arm that
would move tnc from my ground. This high
constitutional privilege ' 1 shall defend and
exercise within this house and in ali places
in time of peace, in time of war, and at all
times. Living I shall assert it, and should
I leave no other inheritance to mv children,
bv the bless : ng of <} id I will leave them the
inheritance of free principles and the exam
ple of a manly, independent and constitution
al defence of them, such were the senti
ments of our Fathers, the defenders of the
constitution, and they still live in our hearts.
Resolved, That we recognize the duty of
obedience to law and support of the govern
ment, that the assumption by the aduiinis- !
'ration of the power to msper.J the writ of j
habeas corpus, and to establish martial law
in states where war does not exist and over
persons not in the militarj' service is unwar
ranted by the Constitution and suborsive of
a government of laws into a military despot
ism, it should not nor will not be allowed
by a free people.
Wll) is a Copperhead.
The Union Leagues have denounced Detii
ocrats as Copperheads ; and have repeatedly
cited as specimens of the genus, Governors
Seymour of New York and Parker of New
Jeray. We adopt their illustration ; and de
fine a Copperhead Governor to he, the Chief
Magistrate of a State, who protects the
rights of the citizens and the Commonwealth
from unconstitutional oppression by the
I'ederal Government, and who so controls
the policy and resources of his State that he
is at once able to protect it from invasion,
and succor a sister Commonwealth when an
imbecile federal government, and a slavish
Black Republican Governor are not equal to
the emergency. The citizen of a Copper
head State is one who marches to defend
the borders of a sister State, when the so
called Union Leaguers of that State arc ex
cusing themselves from marching to support
tho best gov eminent on earth." We com
mend these defender* to the Union Leaguers
of Bucks county.— Doyleslown Democrat.
Sentiment for the Times.
Under no possible emergency, not eren in
Insurrection, OR AMID THE THROES ()E
CIVIL WAR, can 1 his Government justify
official interference with the Freedom of
speech or of the Press, any more I/ran it can
with the freedom of the ballot. The lice di
uusne+s of the tongue and of the pen is a
minor evil compared with the licentiousness
of\Aibitranipower —F. T. Blair, Sen . father
aud the intimate friend of Gen. Jack sou.
He "Hami't Time
Mr. Lincoln, in his letter to Gov. Seymour,
virtually admits that the draft law may be
unconstitutional, and ought to be tested be
fore the U. S. Supreme Court • but, he says,
he 'hadn't time" to await the decision of the
Court. The rebels, he says, are driving con
scrip's itito their ranks " rery much like a
butt her drives bullocks into a slaughter pen"
and then-lore ho, t UOj must disregard the
probable unconstitutionality of the law, and
imitate the trbeK by driving our people into
the ranks, ' 'VKBV MI CH LIKE A BCTCHEK
DRIVES 111 - I.LOCKS INTO A HLATGPTEK PEN."—-
There may be tliis difference between driv
ing men into the army in >'ederai and Con
federate States. Ij the latter case the poor
man knows that if lie is f reed to leave his
family j>od home and endure the privations
of ihe termed field, his rich neighbor is com.
police? to perform the same service, without
regard to ft is wealth. Such is not the case
in the Northern States, The man who can
raic the *£oo is e*einpt, U/iiie fhc poor man
is dii\cn (to use Mr. Lincoln 3 own language)
"ve:y much like a bullock into a slaughter
Another difference is trii*, vflfe Southern
conscript knows that when forced into the
army he will he place 1 uhdeh the command
of able and akillful Generals, while, oil the
otlur hand, the Northern soldier does not
know b;t that lie will be placed under such
negro worshipers as I'oj.e, Jiurnside, Hooker
or Milroy, to be literally -'diiven into a
slaughter pen." Were our citizen soldiers
assured thai they would be placed under such
commanders as McClellan, Meade, or Grant,
we are sure there would be no necessity for
the present odious conscript ion law.
Senator Harris, of New Yc ik, elected as a
Republican, eschewing abolitionism, express
ed right views concerning the conscription
bill while it wj£ pcriditig in the Senate. He
"Kngland, with lier many wars and often
scarcity of men, nccer resorted to this despo
tic measure. It was a mode of raising ar
mies onhj n sed by despots, oih never by re
publican governments , and the principle, if
adopted, would provide large standing armies,
which almost inevitably lead to despotism
In a g 'vv-r imeet of delegated power, and
which rested upon the consent of the gov
erned, it was inexpedient and unnecessary.
Congress lias not the p over under the Con
stitution, thus to destroy the militia of the
State®, winch the Constititti >n provide ! for
as a reserve f,r of the Cnion. If this meas
ure were adopted, there w mid be centralized
power."— J'otts. Standard.
Zi d£T* William W biting, Solicitor of the
War Department, has Written a letter to tM
L ni' 11 League of Philadelphia, i;i wlii< ft
he urges the policy of reducing the Sou'hei'
States to a Territorial condition, and placing
them under military government until they
adopt constitu'iono abolishing slavery. If
that is to t>e the the }> dicv t;f Lincoln's Ad
ministration with the States now in rebellion,
vre can tell .Mr. Whiting and Mr. Lincoln that
their effirts to hold political political power
will prove abortive. H'hen the rebels lay
down their a; us and acknowledge the Su
premacy u( the Constitution and laws of the
I nited States, this bloodv war miist and shall
Cease. The people will not be trilled wiilj
by artful aiid designing politicians. As to
Mr. \\ biting s legal ah litres, there is not a
school boy sixteen years of age, who would
no- richly deserve to be tl >gged by his teach
er, if In 1 were to s lvance the monstrous ab
surdities contained iti sortie ol the legal opin
inns of the Solici!<T of tliv War Department.
The idea of sending such :t miserable nincom
poop to h irope to instruct our Foreign Min
isters in international law is the greatest farce
this A buinistration has yet attempted to
play. The best possible ii-=o that could be
made of \\ hiling would be to cage him, and
place him on exhibition at barntim,* Museum
in New York.
| E lorinous £• raiuis upon the (iaVci'iimcnt •
Tlu Lancaster Examiner, Abolition, of Sat
| urJay last says considerable excitement has
I been created at Iltrrisburg by the discovery
i af ericrtnous frauds upon the government du
ring the recent army tnoVctncnt6 in this re
gion, consequent upon the Rebel raid. Thu
amounts are 6taled at millions of dollars. A
number of State politicians haVe been placed
under arrest, and the subject will receive the
most rearching investigation by the War De
partment. The most corrupt practices have
prevailed in horse contracts and in clothing
and subsistence supplies. They throw the
i " shoddy,, opcratois at llarrisburg in the
summer of 1861 entirely in the shade. Many
of the same parties are implicated, and the
gangs who liate infested the State capital in
the winter hare reaped a rlcn summer har
The Republicans go for liorough for
Governor of Ohio because he Used to be a
Democrat. We go for Vallandigham because
he is a Democrat now—Which is the more
sensible ? Which is the better—the man
who used to be a Christian, of the man who
adheres to the faith' and is a Christian still?
What would have been thought of Christ's
followers, if, while I'aul and Silas were still
living, they had proposed to make Judas a
Bishop, because he had once been a disciple ?
—Logan (O.) Gazette.
~jV~OTICE is hereby given that the following ae -
la counts are filed in tliis office viz :
The Final account of Lewis Ager administrator of
the Estate of Solomon Averv late of Falls township
deceased, filed June 9th, 18(53.
The final account of Lewis M. Austin admiiiistra
tor of the estate of David C. Anstiu late of North
moreland township deceased, filed July 7th, 1863.
This is therefore to give not e# o all creditors.
Legates and other persons inte W d, that the above
named accounts will bo prcsenitu to the Orphan
Court for Wyoming County to be held in Tunkhao
nock on Monday the I7th day ot August neat,
confirmation and allowance.
SIN TON WILLI A Renter
R eglslers Office
Tiuikhanuock Juh E-lth 1863 "*tj