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HARVEY SICKLER, Editor.
Wednesday* Sept. 30, 1863.
a H. Pettengill a Co.— No. 37 Put Row
Now YORK, A 6 STATS ST. BOSTON, are oar AGENTS
for A* N. B. Democrat, in those cities, and are author
ised to toko Advertisements and Subscriptions
j at oar lowest Rates.
DEMOCRATIC STATE NOMINATIONS.
HON. G. W. WOODWARD,
FOR JUDGE OF THE SUPREME COURT
WALTER H. LOWRIE,
OR ALLEGHENY COU NTY.
OF BULLIVAN COUNTY.
JOHN C. ELLIS,
OR MONTOUR COUNTY,
H. L. FURGERSON,
FOR REGISTER AND RECORDER,
0. L. PARRISH,
OF MONROE. .
DR. J. C. BECKER,
OF TUNKHANNOCK BORO.
or CI.INTON, 3 Years.
E. D. FASSETT
or WINDHAM, 1 ytar.
Democratic State Central Committee.
Tho following is the State Central Committee as
appointed by Hon. FINDDAY PATTERSON, of
Washington county, who, as President of the late
Democratic Convention, was authorized by a rejoin-
Uen of tho body to announce the Committee It con
fitts of n Chairman, and Representatives of the sever
al Senatorial Districts into which the State is
Ho>. CBABLXS f BIDDLE, Chairman
f Theodore Cuyler. 1
Isaac Leech, J
Yd " John D. Evans, Cheater conmy.
14 " Win. H. Witte, Montgomery county.
4th Wn. T. Rogers, Bucks county.
6th " Tfaos. Heck man. Northampton county,
6th " H looter Clymer, Berks county
7te " William Randall, Schulykill county.
Bth '• Asa Packer, Carbon county.
9th " Michael Mylert Sullivan counry.
10th " Stephen 3. Winchester. Luzerne county.
11th " Mortimer F. Elliot, Tioga county.
12th '• John H Humes. Lycominfi csunty.
13th " Willinm EHiot.Nortenmberlan 1 count*
14th " Samnel Hepburn, Cumberland county.
16th " William M. BriaHin, Lebanon county.
„ t George Sanderson, ) Laatfaster
I James Patterson, S
17th M John F. Spangler, York county.
18th *' Henry Smith. Fulton county.
Ifih " J- Simpenn Africa Huntingdon county.
20th " William Bigler, Clearfield county.
21st M Thomas B. Seawright. Fayetre county.
234 u W. T. H. Bauley, Green county.
| | Alleghany county.
26th " Jkmes Campbell, Bntler county.
26th " David 8 Morri', Lawerncc county,
27th " Thoe, W. Grayson, Crawford county,
28th " feennedy L. Plood, Jefferson county,
The mob spirit igain revived.
At various tunes, during the past two
yilfT we have been informed the abolitionists
of this place, and elsewhere had declared their
intention to mob and destroy our office—We
of course paid no attention to these silly
vaporing?, well knowing, that the white liv
•red, black-hearted sneaks flare not attempt
to carry oat their nefarious design?. Not
having heard anything from them, for sever
al-weeks poet, we concluded they had .got
ashamed of themselves and their idle threats.
It seems wo were mistaken. The project
was revived a few evenings since, in one of
the places, in town where these black birds
moot do congregate." Several of them,
among which was the little busted conscript,
declared themselves ready to enur upon the
infamous work of " mobbing and destr<>}'inp
We would once for oil, just intimate to
these shops that this matter of mobbing
Pemonrstie printing offices, with impunity, is
afcoot played out; and that they had better
not attempt it unless they want " certificates"
that will not only exempt them " from this
particular draft " but fcr all ethers likely to
Freaks of the Draft.
The fickle Dame, Fortune, ha* cut some
queer pranks in her distribution, of what the
abolitionists, facetiously, terms- the " prize?,"
in Lincoln'* lotteiy. We record a few
'which have come to our nonce. Strange as
it may seem, a largo majority of those clrawn
in this county are Democrats—tho so called
"ey input luster s with Jen". Davis I" lluw,
even blind Fate, could have been so stupid as
to select any other than " Loyal" men to go
and fight, passes oar comprehension. Per
haps, however, it is arranged that " L"\al"
men only, shall fight; while the " copper
heads" are culled upon to foot the bill. We
shall see. The prnyers of all the abolition
war howling preachers have availed them
not; for we find that two of these beauties
are in the train of conscripts. They will
now have n good opportunity to practice
what thev have preathed. If they think, as
we are informed they do, that nigger soldiers
are better than white ones, we would sug
gest that they be put into a niggtr Regi
ment, that they may suffer no loss of honors
by an association with the "cowardly whites.''
We hope too, that Old Abe is already pro
vided with enough old experienced chaplains,
to a-t-e-a confiscate, all the pitchers,
plate and silver ware of the rebels, as fast as
our army reaches it, so that these two, di
vintly annointed, blood thirsty fellows .vill
find nothing to do but to steal niggers and
A good strong pull was made upon Mar
tin Sickler, who was drafted, as well, where
ne was,—in Fall*—as where he wasn't--in
Overficld. • This was also the case with
Charles Mahon, who had two (l tickest," one
in Ovcrfield and one in Tunkhatin->ck Town
ship. As tho former has lately taken a wife,
it is suggested that ho may duplicate him
self and comply with the law hy going him
self, where he is, and having his "better-half'
fake his place, where lie isn't. The case of
Mahon who has no wife, is more difficult.
Both doubtless feel, that Fortune, not only
smiled upon them, but actually snickered
Michael Clinton whose parents reside in
Meshoppen, but who has not, as we learn,
lor the past five years, been in that Town
ship, more than twelve hours at a time, was
drafted at that place. He, too, doutbless
leels that he had the benefit of at least two
chances in this " Lotteiy." Myron Calkins
of Monroe, —aged 44 years,—a married man,
with a family, has 1 smiled" up-n, just
a* though he had been a young man. Quite
a number of other old chaps have received
this swee' " smile," and an invitation to take
a trip to Troy. In the cases of the two Macti's
and Ryan, of Nicholson, the good dame, has
"smiled" up.-n three of Queen Victoria's,
Mubjecis—men who have never renounced
their allegiance to her Majesty, nor declared
their intention to do so. Tins rather cool
draft from the North has developed almost
all the latent diseases ami ailments, wtiich
flesh is heir to. A remarkable case has
turned up, not a thousand miles from this
p'ace, of a big, little, old, young man, who.
being one of the abolish, we supposed would
follow the example of Billy Button, nnd get
off on the ground that tho " cause of potato
would suffer." 111 his fright he seems to
have forgotttcn 'hi* dodge of Billy's. Though
he has labored uudustriuusiy fur the p*t
fifteen years, to induce some fair damsel t
believe him a sound bottle of porter, and
take him as such ; yet in an unguarded m
inent, he has disclosed the fact, 'hat during
all this time, he tias been badly busted.—
The governmen' of course, will not take hun
for a soldier ; and we hardly think, any
white woman will take him for a husband.
Taken all in al., this draft is funny , very
funny, indeed! Let's all take a— ' oinue."
Another Conscript Decision.
The Provost Marshal General has recen'lv
decided thai a man drafted lai fall, and fur
nishing a substitute for nine months, is enli
tied to exemption from the recent draft nndt-r
the Conscription act provided rhe substitute
was in the service o-i the 3rd of March last.
Better late than never. Common sense
called for this rtrie at the commencement of
the conscript draft, btr there was not brains
sufficient among the Abolition bunglers at
Washington, to determine it at that time. It
is announced, now, after hundreds ot tnen in
this district have been wrougei out nf §3OO
-as commutation, or for substitutes,-
Will that money be refunded? Justice -ays
it ought to to be, and perhaps it will be, but
The administration of the c icript act, by
the managers at Washington, has been like
the doings of the Lincoln dvnasty, ch-ricter:
ized by features that c-ndeinu "the powers
that be" as wh->llv unfit to conduct the Gov
ernment, and should induce the people to
make change at the earliest day possible.—
MAJ. GERAGE W. WOODWARD. —Among
the Washington news items in the New
York Neics we notice the following r
" The camp of the Invalid Corps, at Meri
dian Hill, Washington, is under the com
mand of Maj. George W. Woodward, the son
of the Democratic candidate for Governor of
Pennsylvania. The corps now c mprires
nine thousand men Major Woodward is en
gaged in forming them into regiments,"
Major Woodward, although he his distin
guiriied himself in several battle* with the
rebels, is nevertheless, like his distinguished
father, considered a "Copperhead" by the
JKT The New York Post a Republican
Journal, in descanting upon the probable
eflect or war upon slavery, says ;
"If Slavpry ia to be contrnnrd in this
country we want the Irish snd Catholics to
take tho piaco of tho negroes, and let the
more intelligent snd more vtrfuous blacks be
For the Democi at.
To J. DEWITT ESQ
* DEAR SIB My attention h&3
beun called to an article over your rignatnre, in the
Democrat of the 15tb inst. latu glad that you
have relieved mo of the solicitude of desiring to (
know wh<> wrote the prerendel " review" of ray sor
mon, by acknowledging yourself as its ostensible au
thor. Ido not design in the present letter to dis
cuss the question of slavery, lest I should anticipate
what I ini-y hereafter wish to say on that subject;
but there uro some things in your articles which I
deem to bo personal, and which iu justice to myself
call for a brief reply. It is not for me to judge of
the motives by which you were prorapto i in writing
them. Did you write the first for tho purpose (i f
cresting a prejudice against me in the mind of some
of the people whom I endeavor to serve as a minis
ter ; or was it to exhibit your •' legal 1 re and logic
al acumen 7" Did you write the second to darken
counsel, or '* to make the worse appear the better
argument'" or to show what a nice distinction there
is between tweedledc and tweedledum 7 I consider
your onslaught on me as uncalled for, and ungentle
manly If you did not agroo with the statements
made in my sermon why did you not seek a private
interview with me, that we might compare notes,
interchange views on the point? at issue. lam not
so ig.iorant as to suppose that I am infallible, nei
ther am I so obstinate as to bo invulnerable to argu
ment, But instead of this yi>u come out with u three
columned article in the Democrat, under a flaming,
false, and slanderous caption, name .jf: " B|B>WNS
COMBK'S ABOLITION SERMON." NOW si<Ll 4#ny that
my sermon was an abolition ennon fTfevp never
preached abolitionism ; lam not an abolitionist j I
never have been. When you say tfjat my sermon
was an abolition scrinon, you cither manifest great
ignorance, carelessness, or a disregard for tho truth
An abolitionist—if we rightly understand the ex
pounders of his creed-- is one who advocates the
extirpation of slavery whether it be right or wrong,
legal or illegal, constitutional or unconstitutional
Ido mtsubsoribe to this doctrine,l do not advocate it
I am well aware, that it is very convenient for per
sons of a certain political stripe, to denounce all as
abolitionist's who do not pronounce their shibboleth.
But while I am not an alolitionist, I most sincere
ly believe and oontend, that the system of human
chattlchood in our country, is infamous ar.d unchris
tion ; —that it is a disgrace to us as a nation, and I
humbly trust th it the day is not far distant when
this evil will be legally and righteously removed
from oi r land.
That slavery is a sin is the doctrine of the church
of which I have the honor of being a member. In
her Diwiphne the following question is asked, and
" Quest. What shall be done lor tho extirpation
of the evil of slavery 7
Answ. We declare thit we are as much as ever
oonvinced of the great evil of Slavery. We believe
that tho buying, selling, or holding of human beings
to bo used as chatties, is contrary to the laws of God
and nature, and inconsistent with tho Go den Rule
and with that Rule in our Discipline which requires
all who desire to continue am<>ng us to "do no harm,"
and to "avoid evil of every kind." We therefore
affectionately admonish nil our Preachers an! Peo
ple to c.ecp themselves free from this great evil, and
to seek its extirpatiou by all lawful and christian
To tho abovo doctrine I mo3t heartily subscribe.
And I ask ; are we as ministers to be aouscd. dogg d,
and stigmatized, because we preach tho doctrines
which we most sincerely believed Arc we to be
gagged and denounced by trickling politicians, and
aspirants for offic-, because we come in contact with
doctriues which they advocate for party and selfish
purposes 7 Some of the worst of tyrauts are those
who cl .mor the most for freedom of speech. I have
'learned that troodoin of speech with many of this
class means nothing more than ficsdum to aay what
they profess to believe.
But it wasonly because the Editor of the Repub
lican. who did not hear it (the sermon) and who did
not pretend to give any of the pretended arguments,
while he pronounced on Hearsay evidence a "clear
refuta ion" of tho Bishop's loiter that it WAS deemed
worthy of notice " Mirabile dictu ! And hence
I must bo dragged before the public in a lengthv,
one sided, and d'scourteous article, because forsooth
the Edi tor of the Republican assumed tho responsi
bility of noticing niv sermon in his paper. Are yon
really sincere in making tho ahove statement?
I can hardly believe it, and especially when yon nd.t,
"that perhaps the indorsotaent of the Republican
hardly rendered it worthy of attention." Why then
did you notice it? was it your "vanity" which
prompted you to thia work of supererogation 7 Why
did you not publish tbe sermon as well as the so-call
ed review, that those of your readers who did out
hear it, might have the opportunity of judgt g for
themselves? You certainly are very modest in as
turning that you are more competent to ju Igo of ar
gument than those persons who har.| the sermon
and furnished the Editor of the Republican with
You charge ine with exhibiting myself rather than
my subject—this is very charitable —and preaching
myself rather th in Christ. You are undoubtedly
very competent to ju Igo, as to what constitutes,
You complain of my wint of magnanimity in chal
lenging you to a discussion of a question whi h from
mv position I ain supposed to bo conversant with,
and also for so framing the question as to place the
party challenged in the affirmative You presume
in the aoove that I knew who wrote the " review,"
and that I w is oogoizint f yonr ac
cording o your own confession—to • li-epss the ques
tion proposed. In this you are mistaken. This
plea for symfathy may be very "magnanimous,' but
it comes with ill grace from one who has at least in
directly thrown down tbo gauntlet It witl not. my
dear sir, serve your purpise or relieve you from your
dilemma. Was it rot my prerogative to frame the
qt estion as I pleased? Let us analyzo, nd see
what just cause you have for complaint. Did you
not attack me in your attempt at defending the
Bishops positions, and does not the Bishop affirm
that " the slavery of the negro race, as maintained
in the Southern States is fully authorized both in
the Old and the New Testament?" I framed my
question in harmony with this assumption. This
you concede when you say " Does the question pro
posed by the Elder differ in any way from the one
discussed by tbe Bishop?" Most certainly not; and
for this reason, I insist upon it you havo no ground
for complaint. Do you believe the Bishop's doc
trine or do you not ? if you do, why net te honora
ble enough to declare it ? if you do not, then have
the honesty to confess it. Why do you desire to
change the question ? Why not accept it and thus
continue to share in the Bishop's glory ? Why this
pettifogging'? liy aside the lawyer and for onco,
follow the monitions of conscience. The subterfngo
to which you resort, by requesting a change in the
form of the question, is n exhibition of your want of
confidence in the Bishop's arguments and in tho pro
slavery creed which you profess to believe. This is
not marvelous, yonr better judgment undoubtedly
teaches yon, that slavery is a great evil and should
bo abolished. Throw off the restraints of tbe politi
cian, espouse tho causo of human liberty, speak a
favorable vrord for the oppiessed, and not place your
self in antagonism to mercy, truth, and righteous
ness. But yon ask why Ido not reply to the Bish
op's argument ? This I did briefly in my sermon
lam now waiting for you—who wtth so much mag
nanimity volunteered to aid the Bishop—to resume
tho subj ct, end thus famish a: an opportunity of
bringing forward those passages of scripture which j
you charge me with not producing. I wish to add
that a reply to the Bishop's pro-slavery, political
tract, or sermon, baa een published in the Philadel
phia Inquirer of the 2nd inst.
lam astonished at yuur audacity in supposing
that I would stultify myself by consenting to accept
your proposition, to discuss a question which would
require me to prove a negative. You are wonder
fully " magnatiiinous" in asking me to prove th it
American Slavery is not consistent with tho Bi
ble. It will he sufficient for me to show that it is
not consistent or " inconsistent" with the Bible, when
you shall have proved that it is. Do yon accept of
my invitation, or do you refuse t It is for you to
I am thankful that you concede at least by impli
cation, that Slavery is a Bible question, and comes
within the sphere of ministerial duty. Let this con- |
cession be forever a protest against the hue and cry
ria*ed by you and your sympathisers, that the ques
tion of slavery is purely political and therefore
should not be introduced into the pulpit. If it be
purely political why do Bishop Hopkins and his pro- j
slavery brethren attempt to prove that it is right,
from the Bible.
Your statement as to the propriety ef discussing
the question of slavery—and the arguments with
which you attempt to defend this statement surprise
me. " Improper !" to discuss the question of slave
ry ! I suppose it was not •' improper" for a few pro
si a very politicians to request " the right to publish"
a pro-slavery pamphlet written by a pro slavery
Bishop,'and entit od " Bible View of Slavery ?"
You undoubtedly deem it very proper, and the acme
of patriotism to circulatu this same pro-slatery pam
phlet as a political tract ? It is supremely right ac
cording to a certain class of political philosophers
to advocate that slavery is a Bible institution, but
supremely wrong to show that it is not. These gen
tlemen are certainly very liberal in conceding to
ministers the liberty of preaching what they—the
politicians—deem to be right. But woe to the min
ister who steps beyond the boundary thus fixed—de
nunciations, threatenings, and persecutions await
You remark that " the institution of slavery is
older than our government, recognized by it." "It
is therefore to be regArde i as consistent with the Bi
ble, until proved otherwise-" Let us test this argu
ment. A'as not the slave tr.#de, older than eur gov
ernment, and was it not recognized by it, but was it
consistent with >he Bible 7 Rumcelling and gamr
bling are older than our government, the former is
legalized tn m ist, if not all, of the Stat -s, and the
latter in some of them ; are they therefore to be
recognized as consistent with the B'ble until proved
otherwise 7 You appear to take it for granted that
no law can exist in this country which is proved to
be inconsistent with the Bible. Is this a fact 7
Slavery sir has been shown a thousand times to be
inconsistent with the Bible. The verdict of nearly
the whole civilized world is against ib<; and the dif
ferent branches of the Christian Church protest
against the righteousness of American slavery.—
Public sentiment on this as well as on other sub
jects is progressing. The clamor and opposition?
raise ! for pirtisin purposes cannot arrest it. "Sun
stand still," is not the watch-word of the christian
and the phi 1 inthroptsf.
I have only to add in conclusion, that I have nei
ther time nor disposition to devote to any mere of
your wanderings. If you do not consent to
discuss tho question proposed, I shall on my part
dismiss the subject nless duty should demand ex
planation in self defence.
Tunkhunnock, Sept '24 th. 1563.
uestioiis for Answer.
What Democrat has lab red t" effect an
original act >f revolution, by destroying a
sovereign Stale 1
What Democrat has argued in favor of a
dissolution of the Union ?
What Democrat has thanked God for this
What Democrat ha* apologized for a viola
tion ol the Constitution ?
What Deoiociot La- >ried to shield viola
t..r* of the Constitution from deserved pun
What "Democrat ha* said the Constitution
is a covenant with hell ?
What Abolitionist has not approved of ai!
these things, and in his heart answered these
questions in liin affirmative, as his own con
viction of policy.
TKOOPS AT ELECTIONS. —By the 95th sec
tion of the Act of ASM mblv of the State of
Pennsylvania <>f 21 July, 1839, it is enacted
"NO BOBY OF TROOPS IN TFIE AR
MY OF TIIF. UNI IED STATES OR OF
THIS COMMONWEALTH. SHALL BE
PRESENT, El l HER ARMED OR UN
ARMED, AT ANY PLACE OF ELECTION
WITHIN THIS COMMONWEALTH, DU
RING 1 HE TIME OF SUCH ELECTION "
David A. Frev, editor <d the Y >rk Penn
sylvania, a repuh Itcan journal, say* :
"WE ACKNOWLEDGE IN SHAME THAT
WE VOI EI) FOR GOVERNOR CURTIS.
GOD SPARE US FRCM EVER AGAIN'
VOTING FOR SUCII A MAN.
We will arrest the 'irrepressible
confhc we ate not ready to give up Cons i
tulions! liberty for ltcentt- u> lifierty ; we will
nut sacrifice all the mem >rie9 of the past ao'
all the hope* of the fiitttte l( r neuro Iret dO'N.'
GE.'KUK W. WOODWARD.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL.
SEE TO I r, DEMOCRATS; that you are a*
The injury done to the aqueduct at
this place, by the late freshet, is n >.T reps r—
ed, and the water let into the canal sain.
DEMOCRATS SHOULD REMEMBER that Sher
iff Stephen's proclamation published in the
Republican, (and to-day copied by us, a* a
matter thai may be <>f 07fie interest to Detn
octa'*,) says: their will be an election on
Tuesday the 13 th of October.
AID TO THE SOLDIERS.— A box containing
the follow in); contribution* made bv the
Soldiers Aid Society, of Meshop|itn, was
lately sent to the proper officers for distribu
25 lbs. dried apples, 15 q'a. berries,
peaches, pears. 3 pra. of pillows, 3 do. pil
low cases, 3 do. moccasins, 2 do. socks, 2
dressinc gowns. 8 towels, 8 handherchiefs, 2
sheets, 7 shirts, 7 pair drawers, 34 yds. ban
dages, lbs. lint.4 papers corn-starch.
Mns. Sn. A3 YERNOT, Pres.
[From the Republican.]
WHEREAS, in and by ua Act of tho General*
Aesetnbly of the Commonwealth of Penn
sylvauia, entitled " An Act regulating tne General
Elections within this Commonwealth, passea the 2 1
day of July, 1838," it is made the duty of the Sheriff
of every county to give public norice of such Elect ion
to bo holden, and to make known in such notice what
officers are to be elected.— Therefore t —LE¥t"fl.
SWlim, Sheriff of the Coun y of Wyoming, in
said Commonwealth, do make known by this adver.
tisement, to the Electors of the C unty of Wyoming
will be held in the County of Wyoming on the
Second Tuesday of October next,
(it being the day of said month ). at which time.
State, Distripc and County Officers as follows, are to
be elected ,yf wit;
One person f'r Governor of the Contra- n
wealth of Pennsylvania
'jiuc person. Jutlga of the Supreme G**nrt
Two persons to fill the offices of Member*
of the House of Representatives of Pennsylvania, to
represent the counties of Wyoming, SußrrJlw. Cokpm •
bhaqd Montour 4- JU*. i f ■'<' > -
One person f>r High Sheriff of the County
of Wyoming , ts /t
One p T-IKI for Prothonotary and Clerk of
the Court of Wyoming.
One person for Register and Recorder of
the county of Wyoming
One person for County Commissioner •
the County of Wyoming.
person Jlr County Auditor of the
Count/nf Wyoming, for (all term.
Out pers-'ii for County Auditor for the
County of Wyoming, fi& oae jear.
One person for Coroner of the County •>
I also hereby make known and give notice that
the plac® of holding the General Election in the sev
eral townships within the county of Wyoming, are as
folio s. to wit :
Braintrim district, at the house occupied by T. D'
Spring, in Laeeyville.
Clinton, at the new school houso in the villago of
Eaton at the house of Peter Stroh, in Eaton town- i
ship. 4 „ t
Exeter, at the house of Solomon Biown, iu Exeter
Fotkston, at the h use of Hiram Hitchcock, ia
Forkston township- . . v ,-
Falls, at the house aew-oewnpied-by Beenrsr,
in Falls township.
Lemon, at the school-house, near H. G- Ely, in
Monroe, at the house of John PltaeriX! w M-,. no
township. / >-
Mehoopiny, at the house of Peter Bonier, in Mc
Meshoppen, at the houro of Daniel Hankinson. in
Northmo'eland, at the house of Winters A Ilowaru
at Corners, in Northmoreland town
Nicholson, at the house occupied by E N. Baeon,
in Nicholson township.
North Branch, at the school-house near the store
of John PfouU, in North-Branch township.
Overfield. at the old school-house noar Lawrence
Agers, IU Overfie d township.
Vunkha.uifick Borough, at tha Court IIJ use. in the
Borough of Tunkhanno-k
Tunkhanuock Township, at the Court House, in
the Borough of Tunkhannok.
Windham at the house of David Fisk in Windham
Washington, at the Baptist Church on Russell Hill
in Washington township
In pursuance of an Act of the General Assembly o!
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, entitled "An
Act relating to the Elections of this Commonwealth,''
passed the 2d of Jul?, A. D. 19.19.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
"That the Inspect, re ani Julges ehosn a 3 afore
said shall meet at the respectivo pi <ees appointed fur
holding tho election in the districts to w'-ieh, thy
respectively belong, before nine o'clock on the morn
ing of the second Tuesday in October, iu each and
every year, and each of said Inspect r shall appoint
one clerk who shall be a qualified voter of such
"In ease the person who shall have received the
second highest number of votes for Inspectors shad
not attend on the day of election he, the person
who shall have received the necond highest number of
votes for Judge at the preceediug election shall act
as Inspector in his place. And in case ihe person
who shall have received tho highest number of votes
for Inspector shall not attend, the person elected
Judge shall appoint an Inspector in his place ; an i in
case the person electe 1 Jul shMl not attenl, then
the Inspector who received the highest number of
votes shall apyoint aJu Ige in his place, and if any
vacancy shall continue in the Beard for the space of
one hour after the time fixed for the opening the eloc
ti n of the qualified vo'ers of the township, ward or
district, for which such officer shall have been elected,
present at the place of election, shall elect one of
their number to fill such v n-an^y
" In all cases where the names of a petson claim
ing to vote is not to be found on the list furnished
by the Commissioners and Assessors, or his right to
vote whether fouod therein or not is objected to by
anv qualified citizen it shall be the duty of the In
spectors to examine such person on oath as to his
qualificat ons ami if he claims to hive resided in the
State for one yea or more, his oath shall be sufficient
proof thereof; but he shall make proof by at least
one competent wituess who shall be a qualified elect
or that has reside I within the district for more than
tan days immediately preceeding the election, and
shall also himself swesr that his bona fide residence,
in puasuance of h'.s lawful calling is within tho dis
trict and that he did not more into the district for
the purpose of voting therein.
Every person qualified as aforesaid, and who shall
make due proof, if required, of his residence and
payment of taxes as aforesaid, shall be admitted to
vote in the towoahip, ward or disraict in which he
" If any person or parsons shall make any bet or
wager upon the resnlt of any election in this Com
monwealth, or shall offer to make any such bet or
wager either by verbal proclamation thereof, or by
any written or printed advertisement, challenge or
invite anv person or persons to make such a bet or
wager, upon conviction thereof he or they shall for
feit and pay three times the amount so bet or offered
" If any parson not by law qualified shall fraudu
lently vote at any election within this Common
wealth, or being otherwise qualified shall vote Out Of
his proper, district, or if any person knowing the
want of such qualification shall aid or procure such
person or persons offending shall on conviction bo
fined not exceeding two hundred dollars and be im
prisoned for a terra not exceeding three months.
" If any person shall vote at more than one elec
tion district, or otherwise fraudulently more than
once on the same day or shall frandn ently fold and
deliver to the Inspectors two tickets together, with
j the intention to illegally TO te, or shall vote the same
or if any person shall advise or procure other solo
do, he or they so offending shall on conviction, bo
fined in any sum not less than fifty nor more than
#*• hundred dollars, and be imprisoned for any term
•ot less than three nor more than twelve mot ths
" r any preen not qualified to vote in this Com
uonwealtn agreeable to law (excepting the sons of
qualified citizens,) shall appear at any place of elec
tion for the purpose of issuing ti kets or influencing
citizens qualified to vote, he shall on conviction for
feit and pu.y any sum not exceeding one huD<lred dol
lare tor every such offence, and be imprisoned for any
term eot exceeding three months.
"That evsry person ex C p t justices of the poaco
who shall hold any office or appointment of p.ofit
or trust under the government of the Tutted States,
or of this state, or of any cky or K^p, )rated distric /
whether a commissioned officer or otherwise—a sub
ordinate officer or agent— who is or who shall t> o em
ployed under tne legislative, executive of judiciary
department of this State or of the United States, or
of any city or incorporated district and also that
every member of Congress and of the State Legisla
ture, and of the select or common council of any ci y,
or colnmiasionereof any incorporated district is by law
incapable of holding or exercising, same time,
the office f appointment of Judge, Inspector or,
Clerk ef any election within this Commonwealth and
tnet no Inspector, Judge or other oflicer of any such
election, shall be eligible to any office to be then
11 No person shall Lo permit cd to vote at any elec
tion as aforesaid, otbor than a white freeman of the
' years or more, who shall have resided in
this State at least ono year, and in the election dis
trict where he offers to vote, at least ten day? imme
diately proceeding such election, and withi i two
years have paid a Stato or county tax, which shall
have bebn assessed at least ten dajs before election.
But a citizen of the United States, who has previous
ly been a qualified voter of this State, and removed
therefrom an I returned, and who shall have residod
in the election district, and paid takes aforesaid,
shall bo entitle! to vote after re.-iltng in this Staffpt
six months, proviled, that the white frcc-mcn citftens
of the United States between the ages of 21 and 22
years ani having ro.-ile I in this Stato one year, and
in the e ection district 10 days as aforesaid, shall bo
entitled to vote although they shall not h.aro paid
" No person shall be permitted to vote name
if not contained in the iist of taxable inhabitants
furnished by the Commissioners as aforesaid unless
first ho produces a receipt for the payment within
2 years of a State or County tax assessed agreeably
to the Constitution and give satisfactory evidence,
either on his oath 01 affirm itian of another, that ho
has paid such tax or on failure to produce a receipt
shall make oath to the pay mint thereof; or second,
if he claims a right to vote, by being an elector be
tween tho age of 21 and 22 years, Ls shall depose on
oath or an affirmation that ho has resided in the
State at least one yoar next before his application
and make such proof of residence in his district as
required by this Act, and that he does verily be
lieve from tho account given him that ho is of the
aforesaid age, anl give such other evidence as is re
quired by this Act, whereupon the name of the por
soa so admitted to vote shall bo ins n r?ed in the al
phabetical list 1 y the Inspectors, and a note mado
opposite thereto by writing the worl • tax,' if ho
shali be admitted to vote by reason of having paid a
tax, of the word 'age,' if ha shall bo permitted t>
vote on account of ht3 age, aD I n either ense the
reason of such vote shall be called out to the clerk's,
who shall mark it in the list of voters kept by them.
* If any person shail prevent or attempt to prevent
any officer of an election, or use or threaten any vio
ienco to tny such officer, or shall interfere with hiar
in the execution of his duty or shall block up or at
tempt to block tuo window or avenue or any window
where the s.*mo may be hoi le.i, or-shall riotously
disturb tho peace at such tieeiion or shall use or
practio* any intimidation, threats, force, or violence,
with design to influence unduly or ovt.rawc any
elector to prevent him frotu voting or to restrain the
freedom of choice, such person or conviction shall be
fined in auy sum not ex -ee ling five hundred dollars
and be impris >.vc 1 for any time not less than one n-jr
more than twelve months; and if it shall Oe sh >wu
to tho Court where the trial of such offences shall be
had that the person so offending was net a resident
of H-.ecify, war 1, district or township tvhero the of
fence was commuted, and not entitled to a vo*a
therein, then, on conviction, he shall be sentenced to
pay n fine of n>t loss than ono hundred dollars and
ba imprisoned not less six months cor in or J than
Agreeable to the provisions of the sixty-first sec
tion of said Act, every general and special election
shaU be opened between the hours of eight and ten
in the fflfannon and shall continue without interrup
tion or adjourntnen t until seven o'clock ill tire even
ing, v lien the pedis shall be closed.
Pursua it to the provisions coat d ied in the Tdtn
section of the Act, the Judges of the aforesaid dis
tricts respectively shall take charge of the certificate
or return of the election of their respective districts,
aud produce them at a meeting of one Judgo frotn
I each district, at the Court ffou-e, in the G .rough of
Tunkhannoi k, on the third day after the day f
election, being the 16th diy of October n it, then
an i there to d-> an I perforin the duties reqiirelbr
law of sail Julges Also, that where a Judge by
sickness 01 unavoidable accident is unable to atteu
said meeting of Ju fges then the eertifie.it' or re
turn aforesaid shall be taken charge of bv one of tho
i Inspectors or Clerks o* election of said district, who
shall do an! perform tho duties required of satd
Judge unable to attend* .^
Also, that in the 31st section of said Act, it Is
! enacted, that when two or more coun ties shall com
| pose a district for the choice of a member or tnera
, hers of tho senate of this Commonwealth, or the
| House of Representatives of the Tnited States or of
I this Commonwealth, or President Jnd< e, tho Judges
j of the election in each conntv having met as afore
j said, the Clerks shall make out a fair statement of
| all the votes which sh Ml have been given at su h elec
j tion, within the county for every persons voted for.as
• such member or members, or President Judge, which
j shall be signed by said Judges and attested by tho
Clerks; and one of the said Judges shall take charge
of said certificate and shall produce the same at a
meeting of one Judge from each county in such dis
trict* as Is or ma be a. pointed by law for the pjr
pose, which meeting shall be held the seventh day
I after the election."
Given under my hand at my office in the Borough
of Tunkhannock, the 14th day of September A* P.
(GOD SAVE THE COMMONWEALTH )
LEVI H. STEPHENS, Sheriff.
Sept. 14th, 1863-
PAYING UP AN OLD SCORE. —A one of the
drafted men came out of the Provost Mar
shal' office day bt'h're yesterday, just three
| hundred dollars shorter than when he went
ij n he cast his glance nround upon the lugu
i brious faces of the throng of expectant# stand
' ing in the hall, whose hour had not yet come,
and soothed his kindred spirits thus : "B-.ys,
three years ago I was gay " Vide Avake"
I and wore a glazed cape at my own expense—
! but the coal oil was said to be free. They
are now settling that coal oil account; I've
paid mine, and here's tho receipt in full.'
Saying which ha flourished his commuta
tion receipt, and left.—Pa*" o * f *° n •