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HARVEY SICKEHR, Editor.
Wednesday, Feb# 15, 18G5.
&ST We pub'ish to day complete lists of
all persons drafted at the last two drafts.—
A portion ol the first list has-been published
by us before. We now re publish it entire,
that these who desire, may procure, for rcf
erence, a complete list. Possibly some er
rors may occur in them; but they will be
found correct enough for the victims to as
certain who is intended.
Selection of Jurors.
The following bill changing the mode of
selecting Jurors has lately been introduced
iu the State L gisiature and will probably be
An Act to change the manner of selecting
jurors in the several counties of this Com
SUCTION 1. he it enacted by the Senate
ami House oj Represents ices of the Com
momrealth <j Pewryivania in General As
sembly met and it is hereby enacted by the
authority of the a „e. That at the next
general election and every year thereafter
the qualified electors of the several countic*
of this Commonwealth shall elect two of
their citizens in each county jury commis
sioners whose duty it shall be to select tire
grand and petit juries in the several counties
and perform ail duties pertaining theret >
in like manner as tlfey are now perfumed br
ibe sheriffs and commissic ners, Provided
hoverer That the quahlied electors at each
and every election slmil vote for but one
candidate for said office of jury commissioner
Section 2. In ci<e of vacancies in said
office tin court id i.inuu i) pitas oi the prop
er county shall fill such vacancies by appoint. 1
ment until the next genera n.
Section 3. The pay of said jury commis
sioners shall be thtec dollars each per day ,
for every day they may be actually employed i
in the discharge of their duties to be paid bv j
the commissioners of the proper county
provided That this act shall not apply to I
the city of Philadelphia and the county of)
This bill, as wll he seen, creates two ad- ,
ditiona! county officers whose duty it w li be
to do what is now already done bv the
Sheriff and Commissioners. They are to be ,
elected in the same manner thai Inspectors
of elecions are now cho-eo This method)
will, in most c unties, secure an officer to j
each political party, Whore, by a great pre
ponderance ofpdiural strength this could be
prevented by either parly, the ev.ls pa-posed
to be remedied would lie agravated. As far i
as our ex -:• nee r o' -rv .tion extends i
there is n<t the - gt tost n • -r'y frti e j
passage of such a law. We feel certain that
it will ad-i to our already burti.rnsoine taxes
without any corresponding benefits, to per- j
sor.s having business in our courts, either as ;
Lawyers or Clients- \Y hiie, at present, our
commissioners and Sheriff, are all of the:
same political party, lids fact, we are posi
tive, has not deterred them from the per for
- mance of this duty, in a just and impartial
manner. True, we have heard of charges
against them, of'-packing juries," by a carp
ing, whining, presiding elder, during one ot ;
his sermons on the woes of the nigger and '
the sins of copperheads. Any one who '
may take the trouble to examine the lists ot )
jurors for the past year or six months, will
be satisfied of the utter fahi'y of this pious
Very few people, wo think, will take this 1 ,
trouble, when tliey learn that the person |
making this charge, is the same, who, some >
time since, was proved to have told a wilful
and deliberate lie, by the sworn testimony of
three reputable citizens—and that too, while
pretending to preach the Gospel, from the j
It is strongly surmised that this bill orig
inated in the fertile brain of this clerical
nincampoi p It it does rot command any
more respect, in the Legislature, than its
supposed author does in these parts, it will :
■ink into merited ontempt and ridicule.
TENNESSEE But a few
weeks before (on the 9th u!t.) about three
bundled delegates—alias Abolition lickspit
tles and papsuckers, gleaned from the host
of Northern horse jockics, cotton thieves,
army officals. provost marshals and hangers
on of the army— attembled at Xu-Jiville "to'
nominate delegates to the Constitutional!
Gonvcntion. When .assembled, however,
they resolved that they were the constitu
tional convention, and forthwith decreed the i
Abolition of slavery ; s'ipnlatirg that no
subsequent legislature or convention (shrew- i
ed fellows) should recegn'Ze tie existence of
slavery or allow compensation to slave !
holders. The 221 of February was fixed as !
the day on which only the "truly loyal," of I
such districts as are sufficiehtly under con
trol of bayonets and test-oaths to vote, shall
adopt the same. Then they nominated that
old repiobate—Parson Brownlow for Gov
ernor, and adjourned to Line themselves
from the irritated inhabitants. It is hoped
and prayed by the Union citizens of Tenne
ssee that they inav never took upon their
miTABY DESPOTISM 1
A Peaceable Citizen of our County
shot down in the n ad, by a Deputy
i Provost Marshal, and his possee.
One of the most wanton, unprovoked, cold
blooded murders, it has ever been our duty
to record, occurred yesterday, in the Town
j ship of Exeter, in tins County. The facts as
P ) we hive learned them are as follows:
ISAAC SJCKI-ER, a respectable citizen of our
County, and Constable of the Township of
■ Exeter, accompanied by his owojjnd another
; boy, was met on the public highway near his
residence, by four assa-sins, from Luzerne
) County, who seemed to he acting under
i Military authority, brutally murdered him,
i without toe slightest provocation, or even a
pretext of justification. It is said, that upon j
) being asked who he was, and giving his name, '
some conversation of an unimportant cliarac- i
I tor occurred, in which he said he thought he !
had a right, to travel the road without tno- ;
lestation. Upon this, one of the murderers'
replied: "We'll see about that," and draw- ;
i ing a pistol, took deliberate aim. and fired '
iat the same time the party drove on. Mr- :
! Sicklcr, who was shot through the heart, fell, j
: and immediately expired. The murderers,
seeing their victim fall, drove to Brown's 110
; tel. a mile or two distant, where they took
I supper, and indulged in liquor. They coolly
informed Dr. Morris that they had shot a
man.and told him,.hc had better go and see ■
Mr. Sicklc-r, with whom we wire inti- j
mafely acquainted, wis a man of some j
property—of a peaceful, quiet disposition. •
He had never been drafted, and was not. we
believe, Fable to military duty.-Had never, j
! in any way, rendered himself liable to milita- i
ry contr .1, survcilance, or suspicion when.
i vertaken, and shot down like a dog in the j
streets, by the despicable minions of this ac
' cur ed military despotism, was in the pursu
ance of his duties as a farmer and citizen
of the county, fn the name of God, of jus
' tiee, humanity, arid Christianity, and every j
; ihu.g near and dear to freemen—when will \
there be an end to these things ?
No More Recruiting in Rebel States
Tn the U. S. Setn'e on M nday Mr. Bueka
. lew amendment, striking out the third sec
tion of the enrollment law of last winter—
which permits recruiting agents to visit
>out; •. rn States to obtain recruits for State !
! credit —was ad ipted by a rote of 28 yeas to
12 navs—9 of the nays bung east by New j
England Senators, Both Massachusettes Sen- j
li!. rs—>\ ii-. n and Sumner—opposed ihe i
I amendment. The reason for this opposition |
! is not hard to understand by those who know j
. that Massachusetts has, during the past year, <
) been doing most of her lighting on a German i
and negro basis.
Dining the discussion it was stated, bv i
Mr. Saulsbury, that immediately on the fall j
of Saiannah. Massachusetts bad In r agents i
on band,without r riiori.y.to fill her quotas; i
that after the skiv s h >1 been put on ship- ;
board G .-v. Andrew made application to the i
President for permission to enlist them and j
it had b'.cn gnnvd. Mr. Wilson "did not j
know anything ab iut it : G >v. Andrew was j i
an earnest, determined man, and would eo< !
list loyal black men ; and that if Massachu- j •
setts agents got there first it showed that;
they traveled faster than other agents."
It will cost Massachusetts and her ' hub"
many a pang now that they will have to fall '
back upon their own raw material : but as |
yet they h vc the comforting assurance of a j
surplus credit of about 8 000 "black loyal
ists" fortunately secured on Shermans raid
before this embargo was laid. What the
"hub" will do for the future emergencies, i s
not hard to say. Perhaps it may determine)
to import a few cargoes of John Chinamen ;
or. better yet, to ship a few cargoes of the
surplus old maids to C. I.foruia and Oregm,as
recommended by the Governor, and, by a
sharp arrangement of exchange, get ablebod
ied male recruits for them. This would be
quite up to the usual style of Massachusetts '
financiering, and the world would not be in ;
the least astonished to hear of its successful j
acc roplishment. The wonder is that it has j
not already been attempted.— Patriot <s■ :
ZZST Ii the ii )usu of Representatives of
the United States. Mr Fernando Wood, of
New York, asked leave to offer the follow- I
Resolved , That it is ihe duty of (be Presi
dent to maintain, in every Constitutional and
legal manner, the integrity of the American
Union, as formed by thr fathers of the repub- j
lie, and in no event and under no circumstan
ces to proffer or accept .negotiations which
shall admit} by the remotest implication, the
existence of any other Federal or CoDfedcr— :
ate Government within the territory of the>!
Mr. Farswor h, of flii ioi*, a fervert
Abolitionist and intensely loyal man, who
boasts of Lincoln patriotism objected to the
reception of the resolution. From fliis we I
are justified in asserting that the Republicans ;
will not, as we have often warned the people
submit to the maintenance of the American
Union as formed by the Washington and his '
cotemporaries. They assert that it is not
the duty of the President to carefully avoid :
the recognition ot the Southern Confe It racy j
or any other government within the territo 1
ry of the United States- A few more steps '
will bring them to advocating directly , that
which they have indirectly worked for dur
ing the past thirty years, namely, the erec
tion of two Governments in the ferfi'oiv of j
. he United States.
List of Corner Ipts.
Li-t of Names of men Drafted in Wyoming
County, Jan. 18, 1865.
Win If Lacey Samuel Hall
Wet ley Oat-land Charles 1> Sterling
J G Wcodhouse Charles B Lacoy
William CoolbaughJr George Sickler Jr
Daniel Swarthout Dennis Sickler
'I fieobohl Baker Miles Dailey
Edward Hunt E Dtrsbitncr
Stephen R Root Henry Mains
Peter McQueen Houghton Kasson
James H Kelly John P Avery
Ceo Bebee Henry Harris
Gilbert Travis Chester Parris h
Nathan W King Chancy Wright
R Iveon Yv S Davis
I John 11 Bird l)anl Ilankinsori
Daniel Harrington Hush fieutpsey
James M Kelly Doyle A Bunnell
Lewis Hummel Isaac Palrnalier
James Stark George B Camp
1 Milo D Osterhout II B Gibbs
Hiram L Bought George B Sprague
I Samuel Decker Alonzo B Gardner
Lytnan Sickler Ciias D Carey
j Ilenry \\ ilson Anthony Brace
I James II Switzer George Harrison
Eli Hallack William Jackson
NORTH BRANCH. *
! Asa Adams Otis W Allen
Chas Dewolf. Orlando Coinstock
i Daniel Williams Ira Lit tier
j Martin Sickler Caleb Patrick
Charles Shippey Conrad Kintncr
' I'S Knuppt-nburg Riley Sickler
Nathaniel Decker Jabez Carey
Philip Cinvford Alfred Strickland
i Chas Udei Benj Mitchel
Otis I> H hippie Win Teel
; i) 0 Campbell John; Martin
i G \\ Alexander James Siiaughnessey
i. I) Fa>-ett Daymen Allen
J II Fair AY Kinsley
M S Coinstock Jason Harris
ira Rogers Sue! B Fisk _ |
ISS Th mipson A-a S Fish
, l A 1 i go 8.-nj Stephens
; liar low Fa® sett Oliver Ears ton
Jackson Iveithline Allen F Fassett
D G Keen/ A J Carey
| List of persons Dratted in Wy< mine County
1 Pa, FA>. ISCS.
Dewit t C Irifrance David B Sloan
John C Brown William Depew
I Fredrick Arnold Spencer R Stephens
i Phihpp Thomas Caotield I Lacoy
EATON, 2 '
Emanuel Kresge Asa Stevens '
| Fisher Gay *1 torranee B IL-adly
Miles Swartwood George B S wartwood '■ 1
Peter G*iy Ezra Wall ' t
Giles Iladsell Allen Tickncr
Edwin Hunt Su 1 Sickler
LEMON. j 1
Andrew J Lewis Joseph B Earl I
Henry M Travis John Bon no (
William Ihistick Barnard Coyle i
B njimin Ovetfield Samuel il.j'.*nkins
N JRTHM. IRELAND . j,
Samuel Storey Taylor 1) Swartz i (
Win Hatfield William llouser j
Newman Vuatyle J A Bittenbciider
Edwin Spring Levi Kelly
MCH LS'.'N, . <
James 0 Car l A T T.ffany t
Stoddard Quick Dar.us Jackson ,
TUNKUANNOCK. B >R >. . (
Trios D Stonier Daniel C asebier I
James Shiffer Michael McDermot
John Stemples Nelson J Finney 1
TUNKHANNOCK Tl>, I I
Earl Carey ( F W Jolly
Emory Powers . Julius Cooper
Willis Rosenciantz Henry Carey '
Alfred L Gary Morton Comstcck
\\ illiain 11 Goodwin Aaron D Grow ]
James J Fassett Murk Keeney
William 11 Keithline Byron W Smith
Eber liiman '
A GENERAL EXCHANGE or PRISONERS EF
FECTED. —General Grant was before the Com.
inittee on the Conduct of the War thismorn
ing. The following question was asked
Question —It is s'ated, upon what authori- s
ty Ido not know, that you ure charged en- i
tirely with the exchange of prisoners. i
Answer— That is correct ; and what is ! i
more. 1 hare effected an arrangement fo r '
he exchange of prisoners, man for man, >
an 1 officer for officer. or his equivalent, ac- '
cording to tiie old cartels , until one or the 1
other party has exhausted the number they
now hold. | I
I gr t a great many letters daily, from j '
friends of prison ers in the South, every one J 1
of which T cause to be answered, telling thetn , 1
that this arrangement has been made, and <
that I suppose exchanges can be made at the ,
into of .1000 a week ; and just as fast as tl.ev j
can deliver prisoners tons. 1 will receiveth&m j
and deliver their prisoners to t hem, and the '
Salisbury prisoners will be coming right on. ! 1
I myself, saw Colonel Hatch, the Assistant j 1
Commissioner of Exchange on the part of the 1
South, and he told mo the Salisbury and 1
Danville prisoners would be comming right 1
on at once. He said that he could bring
them on at the rate of five thousand or six ,
thousand a week.
Question —There is no impediment in the. 1
Answer—There is nt> impediment on our '
side. 1 could deliver and receive every one |
of them in a very short time, if they will do- 1
liver those they hold. We have lost some
two weeks lately on account of jhe icc in the
THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.
Results of Tuesday's Engagement—lleary
TIEVDQCARTEUS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
Feb. 8 The result of yesterday's engage
ment was more important than reported in
my last dispatch, the particulars of which
were not known here at the time when the
Fifth corps fell hack to the line of works at
Hatcher's run on Monday night.
The enemy did n it foil nv very vigorously,
nor did they make an}* attempt to storm the 1
position. It was believed, however, they
would do so yesterday morning, but up to
noon no signs of'any attack appeared, nor did J
they seem to be in strong force in the vicin ;
ity. It was therefore determined to send a
reconn >issance out over the ground occup icl
by us the day previous, and ascertain where I
the enemy were, and, if possible, force them
back to their works at Eibney's Mills.
General Crawford's division of the Fifth
corps having had the advance the day bef >ro,
and being best acquainted with the nature of
the country, was selected for the duty, which j
they performed to the entire satisfaction of |
the Commanding General. The column
moved about noon, taking the Dabney Mills
road, and after advancing about half a mile
struck the rebel pickets, who fe'i back as our j
men advanced. A line of battle was then ,
formed, the right resting on Hatcher's run, )
and the left supported by part of Wheaten's |
command of the Sixth corps. The entire
line then advanced cautiously through the
thick woods on each side of the road, and j
before going far mot the rebels in force, when
a sharp engagement immediately began.
The enemy were steadily driven back.un
til they took refuge behind their works at
the mill, where they made a determined i
Fighting here was kept up till dark when
our men commenced throwing up stiff brca*t
works to protect themselves.
The enemy did not secra dispoced to at
tacx again as they had done the day prev
ious, and the object of the movement having
been accomplished, by the develupeiiient ol;
their position, the troops Were withdrawn
during the wight to their former ground on
the aughn r ad, in the vicinity of which
strong works have been erected.
Tno losses in the move turnout to be quite j
heavy, considering the small force engaged, j
The Third division suffered principally, ihe
following being the figures :
Killed—Officers 5, men 66. Wounded—
Officers.2B men 41. Missing—Officers 4
men 586. Total—Officers 37, men 143. ;
Aggregate loss—l 180 officers and men out '
of about 4 000 who wont into action.
No doubt a large proportion of loose put
down as missing will appear in a few days, as
is usually the case—the stragglers always
keeping out of the way as long as possible.—
The heayy loss in the division indicates the
manner in which the tnen acquitted themselve
and they have been highly complimented for
their bravery by the'r commanding officers.
The loss in ihe Sixth corps is cot reported,
but is very light, they acting as a supporting ,
Column, rather than an attacking force.
Among the casualties reported are the fol- j
lowing : Colonel Tildon, Maine, slightly ; ;
Lieutenant Colonel Spoffbrd 07ih New York
do; Lieutenant Colonel Crcney. 147 th Pa.,'
severely; Colonel ILirmau, 118 iii Pa., badly
wound*d in the kg; Lieut. C-1 u.el Haines, '
wounded severely ; M ij. W. Fink, 121 st Pa.,
do; Captain Cuey, 11th Pennsylvania do,
Captain Lancy 6ls Wisconsin, wounded ; '
Captain J. L Co per, 20th, Massachusetts, '
wounded. \dj IL -ont L, H. Chamberlaync, j
- 1 a Micaigirq do;"* Lieu tenant E- B- M ake- \
do; Lieutenant llendneks, 4:h Wisconsin, > <
do; Lic-utensnt Sylvester. SSih.Per.nsylva
nia' seriously wounded in the throat : Lieut.!
George Johnson, 6;h Wisconsin wounded ; 1 ,
Lieutenant J. 11. M -ntcague, 143 d Pennsyl- ;
vania, wounded in the face slightly : Lieut, i
W. B. Judd. 'Jfili New York, leg amputated ; 1
Lieutenant Johu Keller, urounJed in ihe leg;;
Lieutenant Colonel Mauliue of the 48th Miss
■ asippi (rebel) was severely wounded and
died in the Fifth corp- hospital.
To-day Las been very quiet, the only fining '
heard was from the battel its-near the Appo- j '
maltex ihis evening lasting but a short tune,
however. The weather has cleared off beau- !
tifully, but the roads are m bad cond.tion ;
from the severe ttoim of yesterday.
W. D. MCGREGO :. j
A SPEECH BY LINCOLN—THEJ EMANCIPA- i
TION PROCLAMATION SUPERSEDED.— In a i
speech delivered by Mr. Lincoln, Feb. Ist, in ;
reply to a serenade,he stated that he thought;
all would bear him witness that he had never
shrunk from doing all he could to eradicate !
slavery by issuing an emancipation procia \
mat ion. But that proclamation falls short of
what the amendment will be when fully con
summated. A question might be raised wheth |
er the proclamation was legally valid. It might
be adfled that it only aided those who came
into oar lines, arid that it was inoperative as ,
to those who did not givo themselves up, or I
that it would have no effect upon the children
of the slaves born hereafter. In fac', it
be urged that it did not_meet the evil. \
But the amendment is a king's cure for all
evils. It winds the whole thing up. lie
would repeat that it w as the fitting, if not in- !
dispensible, adjunct to the consummation of
the great game we are playing. He could
not but congratulate all present, himself, the
country, and the whole world upon the great
Our countrj* is known to the \Yorld |
as The United States of North America : wo |
hope it will yet have a natne less lumbering
and more convenient Greely.
C'AI.I. it f\ew Africa. It is so euphonious
so classical and above all so appropriate.—
Every Loyal Leaguer ought to go in ecsta*
cies over this, and they will— give tbcui a |
chance— N. Y. Herald.
Conferences la Richmond—Gen, Single
To ihe Editor of the TV. Y. Tribune:
SIK : As a marked leader for an, honorable
peace between the conflicting sections of our
now distracted country, a position entitling
you to as prominent a page in history as
your consistent advocacy for the freedom of
the Slave, I deem it but justice to you, Gen.
! Singleton and the great cause of Peace, to
furnish for publication the result of my in
teiviow with General Singleton upon the
sulject of his independent mission to Rich
mond, under the sanction of the President of
| the United States.
I deem the interview I have had the pleas
ure t" have with Gencial Singleton as an j
honor and of vast importance, from his frank - j
; ties®, in view of his having been very silent j
and reticent since his return to Washington,
but few of his old friends having as yet seen
j him, and hut little known of his mission. I
have, however, gleaned the following from
the interview :
1. The Southern people are all anxious for !
■ peace—not because they are exhausted, or |
doubt their ability to continue the war suc
cessfully, hut to spare not) combatants, wo- |
men and children, the privations and suffer- j
irgs its continuance must muitipl}'.
i 2. lie thinks it in the power of the North
i to reconstruct by an offer of liberal term..—
to be considered and acted upon an armistice
of sixty days.
i 3. The South will not consent to recon
struction upon any other basis than the clear
est recognition of the rights of the S'ates i
respectively to determine for itself all ques
tions of local and domestic g ivermnent, sla- !
4. They will not permit Slavery to stand
in the way of Independence—to that it
would be promptly surrendered, but nothing
else— unless it should ht fair compensa- j
lion coupled with other liberal terms of re !
construction secured by Cons! itutionaU
5. He thinks they can prosecute the war j
indefinitely, but not without great suffering
and sacrifice, which they are prepared to
make, rather than submit to any terms that !
! do not recognize their perfect equality, and !
are akkc honorable to both sections.
0. lie says be never lived better than he
i did m Richmond, so far as the substantial •
are core* rued that he found everything ncc
essary for a state dinner except wine ; that
i he was treated with marked attention and
i liberality by everybody. When he inquired
for his hotel bill he was informed it hid been !
! settled. lie thinks even the women of the 1
I ooutli would light sooner than see their bus
| bands, sons and brothers submit to di.-lntj- j
j erable relations or disgraceful and unequal!
I terms of reconciliation.
7. He had an interview with President
Davis and all the members of his Cabin it,
/dso with Gen. Lee ; that he never heard a
.word of defiance or reproach or recrimination j
from any one of them, or any other person in
8. That Gen. impressed him at once
with the idea t hut he was in the presence of
a man whose sou! was fi'led with every sen
timent of honor, religion, and patriotism.—
The subject of the- war was barely alluded to j
and in connection with which the old man
with great easncstriess an i feeling remarked
that he did not wish to leave so cm el a leg
acy as the war t bis children, and while his
affections for his old <*>mrados And friends 1
had net abated m any degree, he had but a 1
plain duty uu ler the providence of G ,d to •!
pel form, and would be glad to be spared such
a necessity by a permanent peace, not only j
between the sections but with all mankind.
//is appointment as Generalissimo has uni I
ted the people, and inspired new confidence j
and life among the army and people ; and i
that he really believes that such is the devo- I
tion of the people to Lee, that every man,
woman and child in the Confederacy, would
follow him iuto the Gulf of Mexico, as a re
ligious duty, if lie uquired it orthera.
I might communicate much more of inter
est, but have not time at this writing. It
is pretty well understood over Washington,
in ail circles, tint Gen Singleton his at least
succeeded in bringing about the present con- j
ference between the two sections. Mr. Blair j
had failed in his mission, but such is under- I
stood to have been the earnest appeals of the I
General to the authorities and people of i
Ilichin nd to make the effort for peace, and
his assurance of the peaceful disposition of
President Lineoln, and his readiness to re
ceive and respectfully consider ony propose
tion looking to such a result, finally induced
them to send the commission now in session, i
A word in comment—now that the <1 >ve !
has come, with an olive-branch, from the no- j
b!e, the generous, the always magnanimous
South—and now that it has been accepted by i
our wise President. May peace flow from j
i'—a peace that will place tbc 8 otborn peo- !
pie before tbe world, under a due acknotil- ,
edgernent,as with us equally ennobled, from
the unexampled spirit, heroism and dotermi- ,
mination they have displayed.
Pr esident Lincoln and Gov. Seward have '
now (he important responsibility of peace or
continual war in their hands. May they
use that power under a realizing sense of
that responsibility, and the united prave p s
of the people, North and South, and God will
soon restore peace, with returning national
W.M. CORNELL JEWETT.
Washington, Feb. 4,1805.
4.1 the very time that Gen. Butler
was before the war Committee on the Con- I
duct the War, at 1\ ashington, testifying that I
Fort Fisher co uld not be taken, Gen. Terry's
heroes were placing the Stars and Stripes
above that stronghold. Thus was the wind
taßcu out of our inflated humbug,
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at a certain time, and the publisher continues to .-end
the Hub-ciii r is '■ .un.l t , jay tor it, if he la.':es it
1 out of the "ffbee The law proceeds on the ground
I that a man must pny for what he us? 3
5. If subscribers rcmoye to other placee Without
j informing the publisher, and the newspapers are
| sent to tbeir former direction, they are responsible
6. The Courts have decided that refusing to take
a paper or periodical from the office, or removing and
| leaving it uncalled for while in arrears to the publish
: er, is evidence of intentional fraud.
7. The C. urts have also decided that a Post Mas
ter who neglects to jerforui his duty of giving noti.®
a? required by the re^ul..ti-:of the Post-office De
partment. of Ihe negb-ct of a person to take from th®
I i lf.ee ncv. .-papers addressed to liiiu, renders the Post
, Master liable to the publisher for the subscription.
I Stopping Papers. —f-'hould yu de-ire the publish
j er of a newspaper to discontinue sending his paper
j to you. always be positive that he is paid for it up
to -he date of your reqims'- Remember, if you neg
! led this duty, it is art his op-ion to do sj or not ; and
il he may prefer to continue sending it, he can hold
j ycu responsible for it until .l uucaisges are aid.
C on!, corn-stalks ani such like things aro ia ac
j tive damand, in this region.
Getting up--for the past few hours we think we
can discover some Might signs of tho loosening up
of the pi lie hin . grip ot tho '"Frost-king," who has
been ruling us with an icy sceptre, for upwards of
Tho Severe cold leather, with the largo
body of tTiow. which hrs fallen within the past few
: weeks has produced ico in tne river, of such thick
ness, as to give reason lor fears of a terribly do&lruc
; tive freshet this Spring.
, The Thermometer for sovaral day past has in
dicated a degree of coldness almost unparalelled
in the recollection of 'the oldest inhabitant." A
little more moderate weather would bo acceptable
1 to the old chap.
Martial II > sea—Of Luzerne C mnly, we learn
wis si: •' iy a man by i.: name of Noah Smith, of
Xswt a Township, in that County, while attempting
|to arrest him a day or two since. We are told that
Ifosea died from the < fT. t of the wound, yesterday.
Mo have not learned the particulars, but presume
: that Smith "as either a drafte i man or a deserter.
We havo heard of repcaied-acu ot violence, out
rage and terror, committed by this man,-Ilose®,up
;on quiet, unoffending citizens of this county; and
presume, that liac his brother Marshal, who mur
| tiered Isaac ."•>< kleryesler lay, he had but little re
!g ud .or :• i i Ii:. r tbc rights of property. If
we ire correct in our opinion of the man, there are
but few that will rogret his Joss to the community,
howover much th y may • isipprove of the method
~of his taking taken off."
The Roard of MnrolDnent, or rather the
Examining Surgeon ani the Commisrioaer with
their respective clerks, made us a brief visit Inst
I wttk . rti c puiji .-ei: orreetirg the Enrollment
J in this T CUBIC. During the two days they were
j hero (Tour.- iay and Fri lay ) quite a large unmoor
were examined by Dr. I! Iter and had their names
1 takes from the roll®. The MUMS of those in tho
service, pen... nci.tiy di-iifed, absent, runaway,
■ over ago under age, alien- .it , were also taken
hum the nils by Mr. Giier, the Commissioner. As
far as we know or could judge, both these gentle
men manifested a disposition to treat even loou
who claimed to belong to c.thcr u! •! -scs with
entire f.jiirv 3 and impartiality. We thing no one,
certainly .will comp'nin of thorn for want of courtesy
There seem j I to have been some misunderstanding
as to the time for examination foi the townships of
Eaton' lixcter, Xortiinjorclan l an 1 Citi
zens front :h so township- came bote in c usiderable
numbers on Saturday, but found tho board bad
gone. They (the boar 1) mc! Pr ons froia all of
these Townships, txc.q ' Ti.co ter, wL >;n they doubt
less suppose 1 to be auili'.'rized to aid in the correc
tion of the enrollment for their respective towns. —
In case of Exeter, they ordered that any corrections
made by re.-; . table c itizens under oath and for
warded to them at 1 roy would be recognized.
In Tunkhannock Township, Feb. 10th, 1365, of in
fhimation of the brain, Peter A., youngest child
of Mr. Peter li. Croup, aged 3years, 9 months, ani
23 days. .
Whereas letters testamentary to the Estate of
Hon. P. Lemon, late of North Branch, deceased,
have been granted to ihe subscribe', All persons
indebted to the said Estate are requested to make
immediate paymerts, and those havtng demands
against the Estate of aai i deceased will make tho
same known without delay to,
E. € VINCENT, ) „ , „
JOHN PFUUT3, j Lxeentorr.
Ilazleton Luzerne Co., l'a.
II GUARD A9SO CI A T1 0 A
PHIL AEK LP 111 A, PA.
DISEASES F THE S EIIVOVS, SEMINAL, URINARY
AND SEXUAL SYSTEMS —new and reliable treat
ment—in reports of the HOWARD ASSOCIATION
—sent by mail iu sealed letter envelopes, free of
charge. Address, Dr. J. SKILLIN HOUGHTON',
Howard Association, No. 2 South Ninth Street, Phil
adelphia. Pa. vinlSly
iiifi of nr
The partuei-slnp hercu'tore existing under the firm
of Shoemaker <fc Stone is this day dissolved by
consent. Tho Books and accounts will be
found i n l ' le hanils of B' M. Stone by whom the busi
ue.-s will bo continued.
Tunkh aun °ck I B. M. Stono.
Jan, 3D 19( 5 j 1L Shoemaker.
DISSOLUTION OF CO
Tho Partnership between Hallstead and lltina
raell, is this day dissolved by mutual consent The
notes and accounts will bo left in the hands ot
11. P. ll.illstead to settle.
11. P, lIALLSTEAD,
LOl lfc IIAMMEL
Nicholson, Feb. 9th, 1865. s
The business will be continued by 11, f- HALL*
| STEAD who will be pleased to retain the patron:iP>
1 qf'all who havo patronised the old firm and
I be pleased to see any who may favor him ffl '
j Nicholson, Fob.Stli 1565.
i DISSOLUTION OF
Tho Co-partnership heretofore existing unde*
firm name of ID L. HARDING A Co. has mis
boen dissolved by mutual consent. All k er '' f ,LI ,i 4 j;.
debted, will please oall on 11. 8. Harding- a
stead's Btoro, and settle up without delay.
H, L.HAKDIM' 4
Nicholson, Feb, 7th. 1863. I