North Branch democrat. (Tunkhannock, Pa.) 1854-1867, January 04, 1865, Image 2

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    tljje §htittrat.
Wednesday, Jan, 4, 1864
KTThc Saviour preached ihe doctrine of
"Peace on earth, and good will to man."—
Our modern Loyal Preachers, bellow for
war; war to the knife—the knife to the hilt.
Choose ye between them.
It ■ rumored in Washington that
F. P. Blair Sr. ami Montgomery Blair, have,
with the approval of the President, gore to
Richmond on a peace mission.
Queer ! Will ail the abolition journals,
shoddy contractors and Government office
holders raise the cry of " Peace sneaks'
against them ?
What! treat with rebels, with arms in
their hands ? How it will sheck their l yal
hearts ?
Presiding Elder ys the Sheriff*,
Rumor saith that this case, which, it seems
has been depending during a year or so past,
came to a somewhat tragic conclusion on
Wednesday last, the modus operandi where
of excited some interest—perhaps it would
be better to say some amusement in the
public streets. The plaintiff crossed over to
Ihe defendant's side of ilie street and at once
corajnenccd the trial by charging the defend
ent with having put his, the said plaint. AT*
name in the Jury Wheel. In answer to this
grave charge the defendent pleaded that the
law required him to put in said wheel the
names of a competent member of " bmas
et legalis homines " —good and lawtul men ;
and that from the fact that the plaintiff had
been so long upon the "anxious scat" in ref
erence to this impi riant subject, he naturally
inferred that said plaintiff regarded himself
as a " bonus el legulis homines ," and therefore
entitled to exchange said anxious seat for a
seat in the jury box. The pl.iiutifFs replica
tion was so violent in tone, and in violation
of all the rules of pleading that a formal
statement ot it becomes impossible. Such
amiable expletives as "smut machine," nui
sance," "your another," &e. tic., formed its
substance, and these were cast at the poor
deft with such destructive force that he wa>
compelled to put in a rejoinder, byway of
"twitting on facts." This method of plead
ing on part of the deft proved too much for
the amiable assaults of the plaintiff, and thai
bellicose individual discreetly took a non
suit and incontinently "vamosed," in accord
ance with the time honored principle that
"lie who fights and run* away,
May play the sueak another day
thus leaving the grave question still undecid
ed whether the defendant is justified in con
sidering the plaintiff "j good and lawful man"
The public will, doubtless, wait the decision
of this important question with profound
Thieves Among the Prisoners at Anderson
vlHe—Their Execution.
A letter from Annapolis, in relation to our
paroled prisoners lately arrived there, savs :
It is painful to record anything that would
exhibit any of the Union soldiers of our ar
my in a wicked and murderous light; but
the men recently received tell a sad story:
At Camp Sumter, at Andersonville, over
30,000 of the nion sold'crs were congre
gated together. Some two hundred of these
were reckless characters ; men, who were,
perhaps, before they j< ined the army, guiliy
of every vice ; thieves, and even murderers.
These all banded together to practice the
same evil deeds in this camp on the unfortu
nate men confined there as prisoners from
their own army. 'I heir custom was to seize
any man who came into camp, and rob him
of everything ho had, and if he made the
least resistance or outcry, to murder him on
the spot. They murdered many. In some
instances the bodies of those they had made
way with were found buried in their tents.
Th'B state of things had assumed such a pitch
that all the better portion of ihe prisoners
felt that something must be done to stop if,
nadbring these men to punishment. At
length they conferred with the rebel authoii
tiecr Tbey consented to the arrest of the
suspected ones. A guard was sent to the j
camp for this purpose. Over two hundred
were picked up and taken outside the stock- '
ade. They were all examined. The result '
was that six of the ringleaders were deliver- i
cd up to a police force of the Union prison— |
era. I hey took them, formed a regular
court, obtained lawyers, appointed a jury,
and gave them an impartial and just trial.—
Every facility Was afforded them that they
might havejustice done them. But after all
was ended there was every evidence that the
men had cruelly slain a number of thv men 1
in camp.
They were condemned by a jury of their
own fellow prisoners and sentenced to be
hung. All the six were hung, hung in the
camp. We have the names of these men
hut we forbear to publish them. We have
not heard one say, among all who have re
turned, that he doe 9 not approve the act.—
All say that hanging was too good for thr m.
The proceedings of the court, the Testimony
*C., we are told, have all Ween sent to Wash
ington. AfUr this affair and his summary
punishment, there was no more murders or
•tabbing in the camp.— T.r.
Political Parsona,
There are some persons who seem disposed I
to take editors to task for pnin'it.g out the j
incon istency of those reverend gentlemen I
who forget their calling and dabble in par ti
sn politics in the pulpit. The complaint is,
that it holds them up to ridicule and con
tempt, and weakens their influence with the i
people. New, the truth of the matter is j
this : It is the minister himself, who makes |
hi rnself the target for shots from outsiders, '
as well as Christians, who not only weakens,
but destroys his influence for good among
right minded, thinking Christian men, as
well as men of the world, by descending
from ins divine ca.ling to politics for the ad
vancement of partisan ends. lie pinccs
himself in an attitude that is anything but
enviable, lie becomes the mere partisan pol
tician,and must expect to be treated as
such ; and if he is held in Contempt, and his
' teachings derided, ho has no oue to blame
1 but himself fur he it is who has won it. It
| is not the press that has brought him in this
j strait, but the pulpit. A man who wili as
j cend to the pulpit, and there descend to de
claim upon partisan themes before a mixed
J congregation of both politicrl parties, must
! expect to irritate the feelings of one or the
I other, if nut directly offend them. lie must
| alf>o expect to be criticized b\ tho congrega
| tion, and these criticisms lead too oiten to
angry feelings among those who enter into
! the discussions, and end in the estrangement
I of the members of the church, and often, final
outbreaks. Men are kept from the place of
worship because they do not wish to have
their feelings irritated, and are then accused
of "neglecting the means of grace." Was
ever presumption greater. Presumption—it
is downright impudence.— Johnstown Dem
Peace and War.
The Petri it Free Press, furnishes the ful
i lowing question and answer;
If the rebels should to-morrow lay down
their arms and express a desire to come back
into the Union, without first abolishing sla
very, is there "one in a thousand of the sup
porters of the administration" ready to wel*-
come them back into the Union thus restor
ed ? Would no? an honest, unequivocal an
swer to this question from the administration
itself remove a vast amount of misconception,
not to denounce it by the harsher epithet
of deception and treachery, that now sur
round government authorities and their sup
porters ? Are one million st-ven hundred
thousand democrats deceived in the belief
they entertain that the abolition of slavery
and not the restoration of the Union, is now
made the prime object of tbe war, that the
fi finer would be insisted upon as a condition
precedent to the restoration of peace an!
Union. We ail know the significance there
is in words, for Mr. 1) mglas told us on the
25th day of December, 1859, in the Senate.
! "The fact can no longer be disguised that
many of the Republican Senators desire war
and.disunion, under pretext of saving the
Union. For partisan reason they are anx
ious to dissolve the Union, if it can be done
with mt bottling them responsible before the
people. * * * 'i he sole responsibility ol
our disagreement, and tbe only difficulty in
the way of an amicable adjustment is with
the republican party." Are not these state*
metus as 1 1ne now as when Mr. D uglas gave
them utterance?
The Philadelphia Age of Tuesday, closes
an article as follows:
The Democratic party are for the Union in
all its integrity, and they will neither ad lo
cate nor willingly accept a peace which has
for its object or result a '• iismeinbcrmer.t"
of the Union. With such a record in the
past, and such resolves fur the future, they
can rest secure jagainst the attacks of their
enemies, and be in readiness to aid in any
movement that is honestly projected fur
peace and a restoration of the Union under
the Constitution.
Co in Young America.
We're "A BIC. THING," we are ! We're on
exhibition before the whole world ; and we
make their eyes bug out with fear, wonder
and astonishment! Snakes and wood lice !
we whip all creation, including ourselves !
Our venoin and hatred to one another, our
public debt, cur taxes, whip all creation,! —
Me are a remarkable people! We want
more taxes ; its loyal to pay taxes—the
more the better ! A national debt is ana
tion.vl blessing! Greenbacks are the stan
dard of value ! Gold is weighed in the La 1
ance and found wanting ! The more we
rur in debt, the richer we are ; because we
hate got more greenbacks I Do you see it,
copperheads ? It you don't, its because you
didn't shed your skin when you entered up
on this emblazoned era ! \\ ar is a national
blessing, because the more men you kill the
more you have left to carry elections with i
and of what account are the people in these
times but to pay taxes, and vote ? The gov
ernment (admin istratioii) is everything!
Hurrah then for Abraham the modest aud
upright; the wise and sagrcious; the clasic
al and beautiful ! ! Hurrah for the war !
Hurrah fur a national debt! Ilurrab for
taxes; and with all, to be pious as well as
loyal ; ana as we brought nothing into this
wwrld, let us have nothing to take out of it.—
Bradford Argus.
K~3T A Tit tv church haA been STORIED in
Illinois, styled the "Christian Union ofllii
-11 is." The purpose of this church is to
strictly exclude forever politics from the pul
pit and from the church, They just held a
Convention at lYoria. '1 here was a good at
tendance. The Wcnona Seminary is a school
already under their direction.
i 'I he Christian Union will spread through-
I out the whole length and breadth of the
land, if professed ministers of the Gospel
, continue to belch forth from their pulpits
blood, war, murder, arson and devastation
nstead of the peaceful doctrines of the Sav
iour. IS hat a humiliating spectacle to be
hold good Christian men driven from the
house ol God prostituted to partisan propa
gation, seeking the establishment of a new
church with Christian ministers, where they
can worship God without assault,
On the last day of the old vc-ar one of the
few statesmen lelt to us from the elder and
better tines of the republic passed away.
George MitHin Dallas, ex Vice President of
the Unted States, died at bis residence in;
his native city of Philadelphia at nine o'clock j
on Saturday morning. Mr Dallas had outliv
ed the Psalmist's term of human life ; but, ;
after nearly hall a century of active public j
service his eye was, not dimmed nor his nat
urul strength abated, and he seemed likely to
rival in his hale longevity those Neslors of
British statesmanship and diplomacy among
whom lie had moved in all other respects as
I their pesr.
Mr. Dallas came of a family eminent in the
law both in England and in America, and
was nearly connected with the poet Byron.—
The Philadelphia of his boyhood and early
youlh was by far the courtliest and most pol
ished of American cities ; and lie had barely
attained manhood when lie was selected by
Albeit Gallatin to accompany him as his pri
vate secretary in the commission for negotia
ting a peace with England at Ghent. No
Ametican, indeed, with the exception of the
second President Adums, cvei enjoyed so
many and such excellent opportunities in his
youth fur familiarizing himself witti the high
cr walks of political activity as Mr. Dallas ;
and none of those opportunities were thrown
away up<>n his clear intellect and his well
balanced nature.
After two years spent in travelling over
Europe and as secretary of legation i.i Lon
don, Mr. Dallas returned to America and to
the practice of the law. lie had been called
to the bar shortly after graduating at Nassau
Ilill, and just before his visit to the old
world. He preferred, however, the career of
politics to his profession, and after filling the
posts of mayor of Philadelphia, and of dis
trict-attorney fo Penn-.y'v.inia, he wan elec
ted a member of the Senate ot the United
States at the age ot thirty-nine. In 1837
President Van Burer> appointed him minister
fo Russia. He was received with distin
guished courtesy by the Czar Nicholas, who
caine off in a boat to thefrigate in whicti the
envoy and his family arrived, and presented
himself on board in a semi official incognito.
Upon the election of General Harrison, Mr.
Dallas returned to America ; and in 1844 he
was elevated to the vice-presidency on the
ticket with Mr Polk. At the height of the
excitement growing out of the '•Crimean en
listments" in 1856, President Pierce request
ed Mr. Dallas to accept the post of minister
to England in the place of Mi Buchanan,who
had become extremely restive and unuianage
able, and was in some danger oi complicating
very disagreeably our already complicated re
lations with the Btitish Court.
No umre fuitunate 6c-Uclion could have
been made, and Mr. Dallas had nt been in
London six months before be had amply vin
dicated Lord E'gin's manly and sensible dec
juration that there was "no matter in dispute
between the two countries which could not
be airanged in ten minutes by two gentlemen
• f common sense on a steamer in the mid-
No American envoy since ISI4 had been
charged with diplomatic functions in
England nt a more critical moment than Mr.
!> illas in ftvG ; and no American envoy HI
any counrty at any time ever acquitted him
self of ins duties with more giace, tact, firm
nesr., and success than he. lie continued to
fill the position of American minister in
England alter the election of Mr. Buchanan ;
but since his return to this country, atnl the
outbreak of the civil war, he had taken no
active part in pub'ic affairs, excepting to give
his earnest and cordial support to the cause
of the Constitution and the Union, _
Mr. Dalias, in politics, was a thorough and
conservative Democrat, tolerant and courte
ous toward hi# oppouents, skillfull and con
siderate in the assertion and defense of his
own opinions. To the advantages of a culti
vated mind and a winning manner he united
those of a presence singularly dignified and
attractive; and whether in his place as
president of the Senate, or in a foreign court,
as the representative of the republic, all
men recognized in hitn the rare and admira
hie type of the American statesman of the
olden time.
Letters from Gen. Lee,
The following letters from General Lee
have just been made public :
ARLINGTON, Ya. April 20, IS6I.
General —Since my interview with you on
the 18tii instant, I have felt that I ought not
longer to retain my commission in the army.
1, therefore, tender my resignation, which I
r equest you will rtcomruerd for accept MII.
It would have been presented at ouce,bu t for
the struggle it has cost me to separate my
self from a service to which I have devoted
all the best years of my life, aud all the übili
ty I possessed.
During the whole of that ti-ni— more than
a.quarter < fja century—l have experienced
nothing hut kindness from superiors, and ihe
most cordial friendship from my comrades.
To no one, General, have I been as much in
debted as to yourself lor uniform kindness
and consideration, and it has always been my
ardent desire to m erit your approbation.jggl
shall carry to ths grave the most grateful
recollections of your kind consideration, and
your name and fame will always be dear to
Save in defence of my native State, I never
desire again to draw my sword. Be pleased
to accept my most earnest wishes for the
continuance of your happiness and prosperity
aud believe me, most truly yours,
R. E. Lxx.
Lieut. Gen. Winfield Scott, commanding
United States Army.
A copy of the preceeding letter was in
closed in the following letter to a sister of
the General, A. M :
ARLINGTON, Va., April 20, 1861.
lly Dsat Sister —l am grieved at my ina
bility to see you. * * • I have been
waiting "for a more convenient season," j!
which has brought to oiany before .ne, deep i
and lasting regret. Now wi are in a state
of war which will yield to nothing. The ;
whole South is in a state of revolution, finto
which Virginia, after a long struggle has
been drawn, and though I reoognize no neces
sity for this state of things, and would have
forborne and pleaded to the end for redress
of grievances, real or supposed,yet in my owu
person I had to meet the question, whether
I should lake part against my native State.
With all my devotion to the Union, and the
feeling of loyalty and duty of an American
i c'tizen, 1 have not been able to make up my ,
; mind to raise my hand against my relatives,
! my children, my home. I have therefore re
; signed my commission in the army, and, save
! in defense ot my native State, with the oiu
cere hope that uiy poor service# may never
be needed, I hope I may never be called on
to draw ray sword,
I know you will blame me, but you must
think a-i kindly of me as you can, and be
lieve that I have endeavoaed to do what 1
j thought right. To show you the feeling and*
i struggle it has cost nie, 1 send a copy of my
j letter to General Scott, which accompanied
my letter of resignation. 1 have no time
for more. • * * May God guard and
protect you ami yours, and shower upon you
every blessing, is the prayer of your dcvled
brut her.
R. E. Lea.
The Next Draft,
The following is the call of the President
for 300,000 nire men.
W ASIIIKGTIN, December 20.
Whereas, by the act approved July 4. 1864
entitled ' An act further to regulate and pro
vide for the enrolling and calling out of the I
uational forces, and for other purposes," it i 6
provided that the President of the United
States may, at his discretion, at any time
hereafter, call for any number of men as vol
unteers, for the respective terms of one, two,
or three years, for military service; and
that in case the quota, or any part thereof,
of any town, township, ward of a city, pre
cinct or election district, or of a county, cot
so subdivided, shall not be filled within the
space of fifty days after such call, then the
Psesident shall immediately order a draft for
one year to fill such quota, o n any part
thereof which tnay he unfilled ; and whereas,
by the credits allowed in accordance with
the act of Congress of five hundred thousand
men, made July 13, 1804, the number of men
to be obtained under that call was reduced
r to 280,000 ; and, whereas, the operations of
the enemy in certain states have rendered ft
impracticable to procure from them their full
quotas of troops under the said call ; and,
1 whereas, from the fori going cause, but 250,*
OOOJhave been put into the army, navy ami
mat ine corps under the said call of July 14,
1864, leaving a deficiency on that call of two
hundred and sixty thousand; now, there
1 fore, I, A bra hint Lincoln, President of the
tniied Slates of America, in order to supply
the aforesaid deficiency, and to provide for
1 casualties in the military and naval service
' of the United Slates, do issue this, my call
for three hundred thousand vedunteors. to
1 serve for one, two, or three years. The
quotas of the states, districts, and sub-dis
tricts under this call will be assigned by the
> War Department, through the bureau of the
Provost Marshal Genera! of the United
5 States ; and in case the quota, or any part
thereof, of any town, township, ward of a
' city, precinct, or election district, or of|a
• county not so sub-divided, shall not be filled
• before the loth day of February, 1865, then a
draft shall be made to fill 6uch quota, or an\
I part thereof, under this call, which may b<*
unfiled on said 15th day of February, 1865.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set
' my hand and caused the seal of the United
" States to be affixed.
1 Cone at the city of Washington this 19th
' day of December, in the year of our Lord,
one thousand eight, hundred and sixtv-four
i and of the Independence of the United
1 States of America the eighty-ninth.
; By'he President:
Wm. 11. Seward, Secretary of State.
■ —-•*-
the following the official vote of this
State in 18C4 for Presidential Electors :
Dem. Aboli.
Adams 3.016 2,612
I Allegheny 12 414 21,519
| Armstrong 3,241 3,526
• Beaver 2,304 3,237
r | Bedford 2,752 2.436
j Berks 13,266 6,710
Blair 12,686 3,292
Bradford 3,007 6,865
Bucks 7,335 6,436
1 i Butler 2,947 3,475
j Cambria 3,036 2 244
: Cauieron 232 335
Carbon 2,251 1,721
; Centre 3,399 2,817
j Chester 5,987 8,446
| Clarion 1 2,833 1,780
Clearfield 2.801 1,506
Clinton 2,135 1,666
Columbia 3,367 1,914
! Crawford 4,526 6,441
Cumber laud 4,356 3,604
Dauphin 4,220 5,544
I Delaware 2,141 3,664
i Elk 835 348
! Erie 3,7k2 6,911
Fayette 4,126 3,221
Franklin 3,821 3.862
Fulton 906 694
Forest 62 85
oreene 3,076 1,583
Huntington 2,477 3.321
Indiana 2,179 4^320
Jefferson 1,868 1,823
|' uumt * 1,7W L7
Lancaster 8,451 14,469
I>awrence 1,389 3,048
Lcbaoon 2,779 3,780
Lehigh 5,920 3,908 ]
Luzerne 10,045 7,045
Lycoming 4,207 3,401
McKean 652 707
Mercer 3,369 4,220
Mifflin 1,716 1,643
Monroe 2,698 685
Montgomery 7,943 6,872:
Montour 1.406 1,130
Northampton 6,944 3,726
Northumberland 3,608 2.915
Perry 2 446 2,406
i Philadelphis 44,032 55.791 j
Pike 1,180 260
Potter 680 1.390 j
Schuylkill 9,540 7,851,
Somerset 1,719 2 788
Snyder 1,368 1 6<9 ,
Sullivan 670 309 i
Su-qut hannl 2 959 4,203 ,
Tioga 1 584 4 673 I
Union 1,352 1.945 j
Venango 3,341 3,849
Warren 1.506 2.541
Washington 4 579 4,951
W ay ne 2.989 2.214
Westmoreland 5 977 4,650 j
Wyoming 1 402 1 337 j
Turk 8 500 5,568
Total 276.308 296.389
The vote in 1860 was as follows, viz :
Abraham Lincoln 270.170
J. C. Breckenridge 176 435
Stephen A. Douglas 17 350
John Bell 13,755
(From the Ag of Dec. 30th.
The attack on Wilmington has been aban
doned The expedition is given up. Gen.
Butler with his land forces has returned to
Fortress Monroe. Admiral Porter with
the fleet has withdrawn until ordered to
're-proceed." Bu l ler 6ays that Fort Fisher
is impregnable. The explosion of the pow
der vessel, loaded with three hundred tons of
powder, did no damage to the fort. The
fire of the navy dismounted two guns, but
that was all. Butler with his ten thousand
negroes captured a flag and a horse fr> m
the Fort. Two small batteries up the coast
about three miles were taken, with two hun
dred and ninety Confederate prisoners.—
The Federal loss in the assault was heavy.
Forty-five men on different vessels were
killed and wounded by the bursting of som?
Parrott guns. The expedition has done ev
erything it could, but could accomplish
nothing, and it has ben agreed by the coin*
' manding officers to withdraw.
Dec. 31.
General Sherman has created a military
' government iu Savannah and made General
' Geary the governor. Two corps of Sher
man's army have crossed to the norfh side of
the Savannah river, and have started in pur
suit of Ilardee's column, which is marching
towards Charleston. On Christmas day
heavy firing was heard in the direction of
Broad rver, which is northeast from Savan
nah, and it was supposed that a battle was
1 going on between the Federal troops and the
rear of llardee'6 column. Nothing is accu
rately known of it, however. A fleet of Fed
eral gunboats is now engaged in clearing out
the obstructions in the Savannah river.—
The dangerous work of removing torpedoes
has to be performed very cautiously. Noth
ing has yet been heard of Kilpatrick's cavalry
expedition, which left Savannah, and march
ed in a southwesterly direction to release the
Federal prisoners beyond the Altaiuaha river
General Thomas' headquarters are now at
1 Pulaski, Tennessee, and his advance guard
is a short distance south of that place. The
pursuit of Ilood appears to have been given
up, for we can get nothing but rumors of his
position, and if the Federal trt>ops were
pressing him, they should have some certain
information. The railroad between Charts
nooga and Nashville is now in order Ad f
' Northern Georgia is now in Confederate p>s
it is reported in the Southern journals
that General Davidson's raiding party de
stroyed all the public buildings at Pollard,
Miss issippi, when he passed through that
Colonel Meseby, the guerrilla chief was
, sori msly wounded last week, near Culpepcr
Virginia, by a Federal soldier from Torhert's
cavalry party.
JC3T Under Mr. Polk's administration
during the Mexican war. when we had a hun
dred thousand men under arms, and nuttier
onBgarrisons in Mexico, the annual expenses
of ihe government were a little over forty
millions a year.
Now the expenses of the government fo
the United States under Lincoln's ad iius
tration are as follows :
5L000.000,000 a year !
83,333,333 a month ! !
20,833,333 a week ! 1!
3,000.000 a day 1! 1 !
125 000 an hour !!!!!
2,083 a tninurc ! ! !!! •'
35 a second !!!!!! !
Thirty-five dollars at every lick of the
clock 7 There is no use of asking where the
money goes to, or for what it is applied.—
I Some of it is used for making warlike imple
ments, vessles and missies—millions of it en*
rich cont r actors aud office holders—all of it
worse than wasted, Mr. Bonner offered to
j lake the government and carry it ou for fifty
millions of dollars a year, and also to furnish
each man, woman and child with a copy of
his paper as a free gift. Would he like to
renew his offer now ? Bridgeport Farmer.
Britain has paid in interest on her national
debt, over ten thousand millions of dollars,
which is two and a half times as much as
the debt itself. With the present parly in
power four years more we will have a debt
■ double that of Englabd and taxes to our
j kearts content to pay th# intereat.
highest Market price, in cash. paid for BI'TTIR,
EGGS and LARD, at Leighton's Groctf) 7 Stove
Stark, Blick Block. Tunkhanoock, Pa.
The County Auditor'.—are new *QE*F—
ed in settling up tho acoounu of th. ConmUeioaew
and Treasurer for the yearj ust cUsed
Hon. B F. Harding—United State. Senator
from Oregon made a short visit to hi. Father aud
friend, here lust week. lie appears in excellent
health and spirit*.
Donation Visit.—The frienl. of the Rev. Q-
W Scofield will make him a donation ou
Thursday ihe l.'th inst., at the house of Jacob Deck
er in Washington TownshipAfternoen sad Irei
THE LEMON FARM. in North Branch Town
ship, advertised for sale by the Executor. 00 Sat*'
day next, should be looked to by all wh* wi.fc
buy a good furm 00 reasonable 'em,*. TT* *•:..
will be made ou the premise.
A II SCHOONMAKER now at Montrose is
to have a donation on the 12th inst. We would hint
to hi. friends there, that if they donate any M*pl
molasses. they had better not carry it in a jit.-ber
particular/ .1 ailrer oae—Schoouey has a hankering
alter that kind.
Took the hint.—The hint given DJ iu just be-"
ore the hollilay. in relation tojthe scarcity of Tar-'
key. iu our Co >p, was taken by our friend B D.-
Jaque.,iu real earnest; at least we had the evidence
thai it vu ho taken, in the •naps of a very ftne fat
gobbler weighing about ten pound*. If we were go
ing to preach a "eermoa on tho monnt," afier we
had *aid ; "Blessed are the Peace-makers," we
should add ; Bleared are those that remember the
Another Draft.—The conscript, from thi. re
gion who reported on the 22d ult. and who deposited
•525. for procuring substitute have received notice
that the price of person, to fight bleed and die ; r
run away for theui, ha. been increased eoine 4200,
•by Abraham's call for "300,00# more." A draft far
the extra t2OO, i. therefore made on their pocket.,—
The "resources of the county, both a. to men and
money," says, "honest Abe" are * inexhau.till..."-7i
'On with the dance" —Nero's a fiddling.
THE ELECTION of Judge., InspwMur# OJ
elections ; and other Township and Borough Officer*
will tnko place in this, County on Tuesday next, th.
10th inst. Too tittle attention is paid to th# wear
ing of honest and capable tnen for these minor posi
tions. Much of the prosperity of a community de
pends upon an honest and economical administration
of its local affairs, Besides, the place to lay the
foundation, for ft restoration of the state and nation
al affairs, to the hands of the Democratic party,
tho only one wnich ha 3 ever shown itself competent
to administer them, is at these primary election!.—
Every Democrat should attend and do ht.dnty,
We find in Ayer's American A!tnan.c.(now
ready for delivery gratis, by all their agents,the ro
mark aide statement that the temperature of the
earth has not diminished more thau 1-306 part of
one degree Fahrenheit for 2000 years, fo our en
quiry how he could make such an assertion. Dr. Aver
writes us the followinganswer "Hij part-bus gives
the exact record of an e. lipse in his time. This en
ables us to measure with extreme accuracy the
earth's diurnal revolutions since to any eclipse now,
' Diminutionol its heat would by concentration,short
en its axis aud consequently its time of revolution
on ita axis. The data shows that this chnge has been
only such as I state it, mathematically and indispu
tably true."—[New York Journal.
Important t* the Friends of Soldier..-"
, The Postmaster Gcuoral at Washington desires the
, newspaper press to call attention :o a matter of mo
ment in regard to packages sent to the Army. He
savs : "A large number of packages, intended forth,
army, have arrive tat this office with the wrapper,
destroyed, or the address so mutilated that they can
not be forwarded, and are therefore necessarily seat
to the dead letter office If persona sending would
take the precaution to write out on a card or slip of
paper the full name of the officer or aoldier for whom
the intended, the numberofthe regiment
and corps to which he is attached, as well as the
name and post office address of the person by whom
it is sent, and f.islon the card or slip thus addressed
securely to tli-* contents of the package, inside the
wrapper, it will, in all cases, insure their delivery o
prompt return to the owner."
Died suddenly, Dec. 23, 1964 in Dashore, Sulii
van County, Pa., Uenry Metcalf, Eq., of Tuulrisr.-
nock lute Major of the 53th Regt P V , in th- 4iih
year of his age.
Major Metcalf studied law at Wilkse* Bar re, and
ws admitted to practice in 1348. In 1841) he re
moved to cullivjin County, tud was engaged in ifc
practice of the law until the beginning of the .'At
In IS6I he raised a company among his neighbors
and friends for the defence of the country lie was
in the following engagements :
Zuni, Ya.. Dec. 1, 1562.
Sandy Ridge, N. C.. April 18, 1862.
do do do do 20 do
Gum Swamp, May 22, 1363
Bachelor's Creek, M iv 23, 1343
Commissioned a Major June 2, 1363; and resigned
after two years and nine months service on account
of ill health and pressing private matters of trust
Died on a visit to Sullivan Co. and was buried in
Eaton by ihe side of his youngest daughter who died
while he was in the service.
Of a friendly, joyous nature, Under this hilarity,
a deep, strong current of sterling sense and of pre
found religious feeling,
He was a regular attendnnt upon and liberal
supporter of the ordinances of the Gospel.
Thus has passed awny from us a friend whoso
place cannot be easily filled, and a eitiien whom w.
could ill afford to loose. The profound sorrow of the
community mingles with the still deeper sorrow of
tho widow and children over the j yous companion,
useful citixen, the upright lawyer, and the gallant
soldier, Henry Metcalf.
"Sweet he his sleep on his pillow of dust."
AI arrie cl-
DECKER BATES-—On Sunday, Ist inst by Dan
iel Bull Esq-, Nathaniel Decker of Tunkbanneck,
to Muhala Bates of the same place-
Whereas my wife, Sarah Ann has left my bd snd
board without just cause >r provocation ; therefore,
all persons aro hereby forbid to trust or harbor ber
on my account, as I will pay no debts of her contract
! iug.
Nicholson. Dsc. 15th, 1^64
ment--in reports of the HOWARD ASSOCIATION
—sent by mail in sealed letter envelopes. Dee o
churge. Address, Dr. J SK'ILLIN HOI GHT - .
i Howard Association, No 3 Sonth Ninth 3treet,
j stelpkia. P,