North Branch democrat. (Tunkhannock, Pa.) 1854-1867, September 27, 1865, Image 2

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    £|c Btmocrat,
HARVEY SIUKLER, Editor.
t V ' . v r §
TUN KHAN NOCK, PA
Wednesday, Sept 27, 1865.
ELECTION, TUESDAY, Oct lOth.
DEMOCRATIC TICKET.
AUDITOR GENERAL,
COLONEL W. W, H. DAVIS, of Bucka.
SURVEYOR GENERAL,
LT. COL. JOHN P LINTON, of Cambria.
RE PRESENT ATrVES,
MASON PARKER, ef Wyoming, and
C. 8. GiI.BERT, of Susquehanna.
LEWIS COOK, of Washington Tp,
DISTRICT ATTORNEY,
HARVEY SICKLER, of Tunk. Borough.
AUDITOR,
Win. BENEDICT, of Eaton Tp.
Smart Dodge,
Since the nomination of Dr. Shepard for
Senator, by the arti Lsndon Republicans of
Bradford, the Black Republicans, fearing
that he will also be run by us, are industri
ously circulating the charge, among Demo
crats here, that '-he is even more radical on
the negro sufltuge question than Landon."
We have the rao6t satisfactory assurances,
from the best democratic authority, thai Dr.
Shepard, fully and cordially endorses (be
restoration policy; and is con
tent to leave the political status of the negro
where it nuw is. On these—the only im
portant political issue in this election—be
stands where every democrat stands.
Charges of radicalism, from men that can
vote for George Landon —a man who baa
praached the equality of the negro for a life
time, come with very bad grace indeed ! The
man whose vote, in the language of a brother
preacher, "robbed'' the honest tax payers of
the state of $10,000,000 will have to resort
to some other artifice to get their vote* to
suatain hitn in bis iniquity and corruptive.
A Word to Democrats,
Otte week from Tuesday next, the election
for Statt, disirict, and county officers will be
hell .The time is short. Much work is to b#
done, By a proper iffbrt, success can and
will bo secured. Loieveiy man do hie dutj*.
Do not depend upon other's doing what you
ought to do yourself. See that every man
in your Township, who will vote against ne
gro suffrage and negro equality, is assessed
this veeK. See to it that alt returned sol
diers, whom the Republicans would degrade
to the level of the negro, are in position to
vote against the infamous doctrine, that
"COLOR IS NO TEST and must be no test of
the rights of citizenship. 1 ' Ou this issue—
the only one presented us by the opposition
—white men mnst and will. succeed. Let
every man go to work earnestly and ener
getically. Get a pledge from your neighbors 1
that they will atleDd the polls, and vote and
work with ynu. Thoae who arc unable to
go themselves, mast be carried there—every
Tote is important. Lawlessness, dishonesty,
and corruption, are running rampant in the
land. The evil tendencies of the doctrine of
Black Republicanism are but too apparent,
and must be checked. A pampered, o'er fed,
naunied aristocracy is springing up, who al
ready demand the fruits of your labor—
your sweat and toil—in exorbitant taxes
from which they are exempt. Let no man
think the present election an unimportant
one. It is important and worthy of your
best and noblest efforts Let no man be
caught napping.
THE NEGRO SUFFRAGE PLATFORM
••Who according to Republican Prtoclcles
are to eujoj the Elective Franchise I*'
The Wyoming Republican of August 2d in
discussing tbis question, under the above cap
tion. says :
"THAT COLOR IS NO TEST, AND MUST
BE NO TEST OF THE RIGHTS OF CIT
IZENSHIP. We are in favor of amending \
the Constitution of this State so far as to re
move the disability now resting upon that
prescribed class of t ilirens (the negroes)
just as speedily as that Constitution will per
mit. The State which discriminates against
a tax payer or a brave defender of her rights
f*r the simple reason that he is not so white
as a NEWLY IMPORTED MASTER OF
THE SHILLALAII, need not expect to hear
the heavenly commendation, i Righteousness
sxalteth a nation."
Speaking of President Johnson's position
on this question, the Editor, in the same ar
ticles, declares in favor of bringing about his
pet idea of negro equality by colonixing the
Bouth with northern fanatics.
The President,has defined his position up
stl this matter so clearly and decidedly that
us 0,.e can mistake it. If hit plan ofrecon♦
struction is the correct one, in the estimation
of Congress,then the States lately slave States,
will exclude negro suffrage until a new or
der of things is brought about by the en
trance into those States, of a NORTHERN
ILBMEXT WH.CH CANNOT BE SHUT
OCT."
0
Are you in favor of negro suffrage 1
roe the abolition ticket and It will be that
jnnch towards securing it.
If jot want to exempt the rich mana mon
•3 from taxation, vote the abolition tiek#t.
UXUUI
and the Tonnage-Tax Swindle
The following article from the Intelligencer,
a republican paper printed here, bjr tha Rev.
B. B. Emory-.now, a clerk in one of the De
partments at Washington—shows how Lan
don's vot#—by which the infamous "Sunburj
A Erie R. R.," and "Tonnage* tax swindle"
kills, were passed—was looked upon, even
by his warmest supporters, and apologists at
the time of their passage. Coming from a
brother in the church—one of its minister*.
sod a political friend ; who can doobt the
truth of hts allegations, or the juatness of
his conclusions 7
READ.
"LEGISLATIVE —The Sunbory and Erie
Rail R'ad bill, and the bill commuting the
l tonnage tax, hare passed bo'h Houses of our
Legislature, THUS TAEIMO $10,000,000 FROM
OCR STATE TREASVRT AT ONE GRASP. We
admit, that the passage of those bills was on
ly a question of time, for there has not been
n Legislature during the past thirty year*
and probably not since ibe adoption of the
Constitution, which could not have been
bought, body and breeches, Governor and all,
with a quarter of that sum. But while ad
tnitting that, we say to these Representa
tives and Senators who sopported those
measures, y<u must look your constituents
full in tbe face upon the questions involved
in them. The irresistahle and legitimate
conclusion is, THAT EVERT ONE or TOC
WHOSE CONSTITUENTS ARE NOT CONTIGUOUS
TO THE RAIL ROAD NAMED IN THESE BILLS.
HAVE SOLD YOUR INTEGRITY AND
THE INTEREST OF THE COMMON
WEALTH FOR MONEY ON RAIL ROAD
BONDS. The people are ready and willing
to be convinced that such a conclusion is on
just, but unless they are so convinced, you
may congratulate yourselves upon being per
mittcd, in future, TO ENJOT TOUR "THIRTT
PIECES 01 SILVER" AT HOME to the bosom of
your families, with the gratifying reflection,
that you U WIH£D well tor y..ur country." but
ACTED better for YOURSELVES— Wyoming
Intelligencer. March 6'b, 1861.
Votcre of Wyoming County! One week
from Tuesday next, you will be called upon
to vote for, or against George London—
ichose vote, in the Senate, carried both these
measures through, and ribbed you of mil
lion* of dollare in taxee !
Republicanism vs. the President.
The Republican party is coming into open
host ility against President Johnson. Their
Pennsylvania State platform--framed to suit
Thad. Stevens, Grow, Ac., aays :
"That the people of the Southern state#
cannot be safely entrusted with the political
rights which they have rejected."
But Andrew Johnson writes to the gov
ernor of M'ssissippi that,
"The people must be trusted with their
own government; and, if trusted, my optn
ton is that they will act in good faith, and
restore their former constitutional relations
wi'b all the States composing the Union."
Mao cannot serve God and Msmmoo ; and
Republicans who wish to sustain the Presi
dent cannot vote for the tickets, nominated
by the ring-leaders, who opposa the Presi
dent's restoration policy.
MINNESOTA ABOLITION CONVEN
TION,
Andy Johnson Read out of the Party 1
ST. PAUL, September 6.—The Republican
State Contention after nominating George
W. R. Marshall for Governor and Hon. T.
Armstrong for Lieut. Governor passed resolu
tions affirming that neither man's color, race,
nor birth, takes away his political right#. A
resolution approving of President Johnson's
military and civil course WAS VOTED
DOWN.
Hartranft and Mrs. ffarraft.
Gen. Sherman said, in a receot speech at
St. Louis, that the true soldier wgs no hang
man, Sherman can't have a very high opin
ion of Hartranft, who had charge of the hung
ing of Mrs. Surratt. What makes the mat
ter so much worse for Hartranft, is the tact
that he sent a letter to President Johnson,
•vowing his belief in the innocence of Mrs.
Surra it, and yet, afterward, acted es her ex
ecutioner. A true soldier Wou'd have resign
ed rather than he would have done an bet of
such bloody inconsistency.
Soldiers 1
Remember the one handed veteran, Col,
W. W. H. DAVIS, who heads the Demo
cratic State Ticket. That hatidless right
arm, which struck so vigorously for the flag
under which yon fought, appeals to you now !
Remember Col. Linton, covered with scars re
ceived in the service of bis country—Those
were neither holiday soldiers, nor hangmen •
they are true and tried defenders of (be start
•nd Stripes. Fall into line, boys, sad give
them's hearty support.
Those who believe that this country should
be A'ricanixed—that the negro should VOTE
and in all things he the EQUAL or THE WHITE
MAN— will find the Abolition ticket just '
what they want.
But those who believe that this Govern
ment wss made by white men, for white men
•nd their posterity forever, will vote the
Democratic ticket from top to bottom .
Attempt to ignore as the Abolition papers
and leaders may, this is the issue of the times
—•ad next October's election will go far to
wards deeding it.
OC* in Pennsylvania the blacks are bo*
one-fiftieth of oar population, yet one third
of our convicts are blacks. In the State we
have au average of one white convict in every
4,243 whites, and one black convict in every
200 blacks. In Msssachu setts, that land of
pieuty and goodness, they have ooly 1 black
in 128 persons, yet have 1 black convict in 9.
£3C* The Republican Convention of Sulli
van County, Pa., resolved that the work of
their party 4( is not done until equal political
privileges are extended to all men." This is
an open declaration tf the principles upon
which that party are working—negro suff
rage and negro equality.
Our Utate Candidates, . t .. J
The committee appointed to inform
Darin and Linton of tbeirnomi nation respec
tively, for the offices of Auditor General and
Surveyor General, hare performed the duty
assigned to them. It will be seen that the
candidates stand squarely upon the platform
of the Dem eratic Sta'e Convention.
Letter of Col. W. W. B. Davis.
DOTLMTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA, )
August 20tb, 1865. }
Messrs. Jacob Zeigler, William Bennett,
Henry S Mott. Wra. V. McGratb and
Robert L Johnson, Com art tee :
1 GENTLEMAN R— l heve the honor to AC
knowledge the reception of your letter of the
25th inst., announcing my nomination ae
Democratic candidate for Auditor General of
the State. Although the position was not
sought for by me, ! accept the nomination,
and tender my thanks for the compliment
thus paid me. A decent respect for the
opinion of tne people of Pennsylvania, whose
suffrage is solicited, seems to require a frank
detachment of my views.
I was opposed to secestior, even when
simply a political dogma, advocated at the
hustings and the forum ; which ia proved by
my subsequent conduct when it bad grown
into armed insurrection.
I am opposed to negro suffrage ae ever y
white man should be. Nature has erected a
barrier againt the two races enjoying equal
political rights in the tame community where
they approximate in numbers as in the
Southern States. San Domingo is a good
casein point to prove the incompatibility of
the two races exercising equal political priv
ileges in harmony. There has been almost
perpetual warfare between the negroes and
molattoes since the iland has been in their
possession ; which hss been only a struggle
for the ruling influence between the pure
African and the mixed blood. If this people,
ol the same race, but of different caste, can
not govern a small island in peace, what are
we to suppose would be the condition of
things when the negro comes into competi
tion with the pure Caucasion in the struggle
for empire in the S<>uib 7 The founders of
our government intended that the white
should be the governing race in the countr) ,
and it will be a calamitous day for both peo
ple when the black man is given the political
franchise, and entitled to hold office. lam
opposed to any change in the State C<>nsti
tu:ion in this respect ; and deny to Congreae
all right whatever to fix the qualification for
suffrage in any State.
lam in favor of President Johnson's poli
cy of restoring the States, lately in rebellion,
to thoir constitutional obligations. I cannot
admit that their ordinances of secession took
any of them out of the Union. For a time an
armed force interrupted their eonstiiutior.al
(unctions,but did not destroy their ideality
ss Stttes. Hence the States, in their polit
ical signification, not having been destroyed,
they need no reconst'action bat simply to
be reetored to their reciprocal rights and
duties ; when the Onion will be made whole
a* before. Whenever they shall send repre
sentativee to Congress who are qualified by
the Constitution, and the laws of the respec
tive States, there is no rightful power in that
body to refuse their admission, f appreciate
the peculiar and trying situatien of the
President, and think he should be treated
with forbearance by all parties. His plan
••f restoration gives evidence that he does not
intend to ignore the rights of the States, and
be led esptive by the radical doctrine of con
aolidation.
The Convention did well to demand an
immediate and complete restoration of all
civil rights in the loyal States. If there was
an excuse for withholding them in the days
of actual rebellion, there certainly can be
rone now. You ssy to the President firmly,
but kindly, restore to us the habeas corpus,
and trial by jury, as fully ss they were en
joyed before the rebellion, and abolish milita
ry courts except for trial of persons in the
military courts except for trial of persons in
the military service of the United States
These things are granted to the people by
the Constitution, and withholding them vio
Istea in spirit and in fact. W ben we ask
tbat they be restored, we only demand what
belongs to us.
I am in favor of the most rigid system of
eomomy in the administration of public af
fairs. In view of the heavy taxation there
should be retrenchment in every possible
way, All officers civil and military, whose,
services a state of peace does not absolutely
require, should bo ji-pmsed with; and our
systom of taxation should be so amended an d
equalised, that every man will be obliged to
bear his share of the public burden according
to his ability.
1 am pleased that the Convention took ac
tion on the subject of equalising tbe bounties
of soldiers. There is every reason why the
patriotic men who enlisted in 1861 should be
placed on an equality with those who enlist
ed at a later period. Should I be elected,
whatever influence I may possess, official or
otherwise, will be exercised in obtaining jus.
tice for the early defenders of the government.
Whatever honor others may have acquired in
the eontest just closed, the private soldier
who bore tbe heat and burden of tbe day,
will always remain tha true hero of the war
and he is entitled at all times, to our consid
eration and gratitude. My peat history is
sufficient guarantee that I shall not overlook
hie claims. I remain, very respectfully, your
obedisot servant. W. W. H. Davis.
Letter ef Cel. John P. Lin toe
GENTLEMEN -Y ur favor of the 25'8 INAL,
officially informing me of my nomination for
Surveyor General "by the Democratic State.
Convention, which assembled at Harrisfcurg
on the 24th insthave just been received.
Not only was this nomination unsought
hnd unexpected on my part, but if I had been
coo'u lted beforehand I would have urged my
friend* not to intro dace mv name before the
Cenvemtisi. Aay bssiutfee. bewwvsr* In
now accepting might be into*
want of appreciation of tbe distinguished hon
or coufcrred by the Convention, or a want of
faith in the principles promulgated by it.
I certainly feel neither. Tbe importance of
the position would bn*e been my chief rea
son for not toileting it, and the resolutions
adobtsd are but a practical application to ex
isting exigencies of those cardinal principles
of Democracy which 1 have always conscien
tiously maintained.
Accepting, therefore, this nomination and
ita responsibilities, I remain.
Yours truly ,
,-f . Jno. P. Linton. <
To J. ZeigU-r, Win, Benett, Henry S. Mott,
*Wm. V. McGraih and R. L. Johnson, Com
mittee. , o
Negro Suffrage.
| The REPUBLICAN PARTY in the fol
lowing States have passed resolutions in fa
vor of allowing negroes to vote:
MASSACHUSETTS, I MINNESOTA,
RHODE ISLAND, | IOWA.
The Republicans of Pennsylvania, throuph
their County Convention, have declared in
favor of "Universal Suffrage" in tbe following
named counties—
CRAWFORD, 1 NORTHAMPTON,
SUSQUEHANNA, | UNION.
The followiog named Republican newspa
pers have declared in favor of ' Universal
Suffrage"— advocating either a change of the
State or Federal Constitutions—
-1 Press, Philadelphia City.
2 Gazette, Pittsburg, Allegheny county.
3 Commercial, " u "
4 Dispatch, " " "
5 Telegraph, Harrisburg, Dsupbin Co.
6 Examiner, Lancaster, Lancaster Co.
7 Record. Reading, Berks county.
8 Democrat, Kit tanning, Armstrong Co,
9 Alleghsnian, Ehensbnrg, Cambria Co.
10 Reporter, Towsnde, Bradford County.
II Dispatch, Mercer, Mercer County.
12 Gaiette, Snobury, North'd County.
13 American, Danville, Montour County.
14 Herald, Norristown, Montgomery Co.
15 Herald A Whig. Somerset, Somerset Co
16 Western Advocate, Greene County.
17 Tribune, Johnstown, Cambria County.
18 Reporter A Tribune, Washington Co.
19 Miner's Journal, Pottsvilie, Schuylkill
County.
20 Tillage Reeord, West Cheater, Chester
County.
21 American Republican, Chester County.
So eeye the Hsrrisburg Patriot A Union.
To this list should bs added:
22 Republican, Susquehanna County.
23 RcmaLicAN, Wyoming County.
Will you Badoree Mantua;
It can rot be dented tbat Edwin M. Stan
ton, Secretary of War is justly chargable
with tbe long detention of our prisoners in
tbe Southern stockades, he having refused
persistently to exchange them, on tbe ground
that tbs rebels would not exchange whites for
negroes. Thus on account of Stanton's whim
in regard to the status of the negro,thousands
of the unfortunate braves who le|i into ibe
hands of the rebels, perished in the prisons of
the South. This is substantiated by Mr. J.
H. Browne, the corre-pondt nt of the N. Y.
Tribune, who was, himself, a prisoner at
Andersonville, and who has always been an
! ardent "Republican." In a letter dated Aug.
8,1865, Mr Browne uses tha following em
phatic language; "That they (the Union
prisoners at the South) wre not saved, i s due
J alone to Ediein M. Stanton's peculiar policy
and dogged obstinancy ; and, as 1 have re
marked before, HE IS UNQUESTIONABLY
THE DIGGER OF THE UNNAMED
GRAVES THAT CROWD THE VICINI
TY OF EVERY SOUTHERN PRISON
WITH HISTORIC AND NEVER TO BE
FORGOTTEN HORRORS." This monster,
who held in so light esteem the livea of the
men who were fighting to save his very neck,
haa been endorsed in tbe most unequivocal
manner by tbe late Abolition State Conven
tion. The resolution of approval of his offi
cial conduct is as follows :
REVOLTED, That we recognise in Edwin M
Stanton, the present honest and able head o
tbe Department of War, a public servant who
hss deserved well of his country and has
borne himself so clear in hi a great office as to
merit the earnest gratitude of all loyal men ;
and we tender to bim and to his divtinguivh
colleagues in tbe Cabinet, our thanks for
tbelr valuable service# in tbe uae of liberty
and law.
AH his despotic acts, his violations of lsw,
his open defisuce o.' (be Constitution, bis ar
bitrary arrests, bis shameful violation of the
liberty of tbe people, and bis outrageous ef
fort to override the ballot-box by force,are all
endorsed by the late abolition Convention
Shame ! Shame ! 1
South Carolina Repeals tbe Ordinance of
Secession,
BOSTON, Sept. IS.— I The Adve', User haa re
ceived the following special despatch :
COLUMBIA, S. C., Sept. 15 The Conven
tion has passed an ordinance repealing the
ordinance of secession without debate
There was no applause. Three delegates
voted nay.
JEST* The Republicans abused Democrats
because they would not undone Lincoln's
Administration. They are now m ops rabid
than ever because Democratic Stat# Con
ventions endorse President Johnson's res
toration policy.
The Anti-Slavry S andard. more bonest
and more clear sighted that its radical confer
see of the press, throw* up the sponge. It
despairs of frightening President Johnson in
to submission and loudly calls forhis impeach
ment.
All tbe organizations of negro troops in
North Carolina are to be mustered out of ser
vice.
CXT ll T. Hooter haa been released
fVam fart Pulashlen perela.
Lorn I nud Pemmtiv
The Canal, we nre informed will be in condi
ion for loating to Pittston within the next week
Which, if no breaks or other accidents occur, will
giro us about one month's boating this season.
Blanks.--Deeds, Summonses,, Executions, Sub
poenas, Constable's sales, Judgment notes, Mar
riage Certificates—for Justices and Ministers—for
tale at the office of the Democrat.
Political Meeting. DR. SILAS E. SHBPARD,
the Administration Candidate for Senator, in oppo
sition to Geo. L<'ndon, will speak on the political
issues in the approaching canvass at Tuukhannock,
on this, (Wednesday) Evening, at 7P, M- At Fac
toryville, Thursday Sept. 28th at 2 o'clock P. M
Other good Speakers will be in attendance- Let
every, Tax-Payer turn out and listen to a truthful
exposition of the poinst at issue.
|3f The Young Men's Reading Room has be
come an esfablithed fact, notwithstanding the ma
ny predictions to the contrary, by some close-fisted,
sinall-souled people, who, although willing to ad
mit that it would be an excellent thing for the
place , and one that had been long needed, could not
find it in their hearts to contribute any of their
badly pinchfid shihf>la g ters towards its support At
a meeting for permanent organisation, last week,
Mr. A. 11. Mulford was chosen President, 0 L. Par
rish Secretary anl N. 11. Conklin Treasurer.
A MEMBER,
Horse Thieves Captured.— Two young men
who represented themselves as just discharged from
the army, stole a pair of horses from th* stable of
Robert Myers a few nights since Tbey were traced
as far as Sterlingville, where all elue to the course
they had taken, was lost. S. II Jenkins our tress
urer, went to Binghamton a day or two after, and
found that the thieves had passed through that place
but a few hours before. Procuring an assistant with
a pair of fast hrses he gave chase. After several
hours drive they came up to the tbieTes who, sns
peering they were pursued, leaped from their stolen
horses and ran across a field for the woods. One,was
immediately taken. The other, being fleeter of
foot was about scaling toe last fence and entering
the woods when ''Baui," (who by the way, seems not
very well adapted to a long race) nabbed bim and
and he surrendered, "unconditionally." They were
brought here, lodged in jail, and the horses returned
to iht-ir owner pretty well jaded and worn down by
tbeir journey. The thieves gave their names as
Charles and William Thompson say that
tbey are brothers, and they were robbed in Balti
more since their discharge from the army. They
look rather green, and hardly como up to our ideal of
professional horse thieves. It is to be hoped that
this is their first offense, and that its results will
warn them not to repeat it.
TOWN TAI.K.
"If there's a hole in a' your coats
I redeye tent it :
A chiels aiming you taking cotes,
And, faith, he'll prent it."
vw It affords Town Talk much gratification in
having nothing of a riotous and disagreeable nature
to record duiing the past week. Intact, within the
time of our sojourn among the good people of this
town, there bus not been a week as-free lrom rowdy
ism as the one jost past. Another thing that adds
to our gratification is, that we understand that quite
a number of our young men who have hitherto been
fervent devotees of the god Bacchu"-, have concluded
to eschew the flowing howl altogether. This is well.
We feel like patting every individual one of them
upon the b ick, and exclaiming "htinky boy." If
they only have the necessary stick-to-it, in this case,
there is not one of them bti* > : •• t - , sse# the qual
ifications to make gooi' .: ; i.-n> :aa valuable mem
bers of society. There is a good many worshipers
of tho rosy god still left, however, who occasionally
offer sacrifices of broken carriages, barked heads
skinned noses i.nd swelled hands.
We prepared last week, a report of a very
interesting and amusing law suit, which came off
before Esquire Dewitt, but the editor rejected it.
alleging that its publication would bring a perfect
■warm of enraged men and women about bis ears.
That already Town Talk's - suss" hud placed him
in serious jeopardy, and visions of black eyes and
bloody noses were constantly float ng through his
imagination. Although he had disclaimed all re
sponsibility in the matter, threats bad been made by
a number of young men. who considered themaelres
a grieved by some of Town Talk's gossip, to make an
application of s.le leather to a pnrt of his person
that it would be somewhat indelicate to mention.
He therefore respectfully requested Town Talk to
"draw it mild." We thought we had been doing
So. We have noticed a nuuibsr of incidents that
have occurred, with th- utmost delicacy, as we
supposed, not wishing to wound the feelings of any
person ; while at the same time they were deserv
ing of the highest con lemnation. Now, it would
grieve us sorely to see the classical countenance of
the editor disfigured by a bruised eye, and we there
fore, with the great magnanimity that is character
istic of our disposition, take tho whole responsibili
y upon ourselves, and behind the entrenchments of
our incog , are waiting with becoming meekness
and resignation for the kicks and cuffs which these
pugnacious gentlemen are disposed to visit upon us.
The evening breezes waved a curl,
Of Carrie's glossy, raven hair ;
It lingered o'er the shoulder white,
Then lodged upon the bosom fair.
Oh, happy ringlet ! wanton wind* !
That thus can stray mid virgin treasures
If happiness like yours were mice,
I'd envy not the gods their pleasures.
NOT* —We duly appreciate "Town TnlkV' con- I
siderjtion and charity, for any endangered portion !
of our 'corporation,' ' and hope that his or her— |
whichever it mhy be—kindly assumption of 'the
resjonsibility," will at least save us from a 'setting
up" in the boot and shoe business until after the
election. Such an addition to our already over
taxed body, might interfere materially with our
running We're a candidate, and don't want to be
plated hors de combat before the final struggle.
When that comev, we expect to tike what comes
with it. While expressing our gratitude for the ex
hibition of such a superabundance of "the milk of
human kinduess," wt, think "Town Talk's" "buz
lum" contains something even more worthy of com
mendation than thia. We allQdeto ' Town Talk's"
modesty, in taking no credit for the "great moral
reformation ' effected in so short a time in onr midst.
Under the fostering care of hosts of Temperenee
Lecturers, Ministers of tho Gospel, Ministers of
Justice, High Constat)las, Low Constables, Tavern
keepers, UDd other moral reformers generally, the
morals of the town have grown frightfully less,
year by year. "Town Talk," by a few adroit quiv
ers of the pi ngent pen, pierces the heart of the
wicked and shameless sinner, fills it with reinerae j
for past offences, and high and noble resolves tor the
future, wraps the penitent in the cloak of charity
and stnds him on his way rejoiemg. In short, "Town
Talk" has set the town all right in "the twinkling
of a lamb's tail." And for all this, takes no credit
to him or herself! What modesty ! What humility !
Nothing, but this innate modesty, wil! prevent Town
Talk from being the next President, or what smM
bejtlll be ttsr—the President's ü belter half."- E
Married.
AMES—FASSET.—Married on Suuday, Sept, 17th
IBtss, by Austin P, Burgess, Esq. at the residence
of the bride's father, Mr. James Irwin AIRES, to
,n el D, Fasjett bath of Fczkxtoa.
GrMPTEIFt A T .
ELECTION PROCLAMATION.
WHEREAS in and by an Act of the General
Assemble of the Commonwealth of Penn
sylvania, entitl d "An Act regulating the General
Election within this Commonwealth, passed the 2d
day of July f 1835," it is made the du y o( the Sheriff
of every county to give public notice of such elec
tion to be holden, and to make know o in s ich notiee
what officers are to be elected —Therefore I AHIRA
GAY, S ieriff of the Countv of Wyoming, in mid
Commonwealth, do make known by this advertiee
meat, to the Electors of the County pt - Wyoming
that a
GENERAL ELECTION.
will be held in the County of tYyoming on the
Second Tuesday of October next,
(it being the 10th day of said month) at whieb time,
Mate. District nod County Officers as follows are to
be elected, to wit; - - JOHN
One person for AUDITOR GENERAL of the State ef
Pennsylvania.
One person (or Surveyor General of the State of
Pennsylvia,
ODO person for SENATOR of Pennsylvania to rep
resent the Counties of Bradford Susquehanna
Wyoming
Two persons for REPRESENTATIVES of Pennaylva
nia, to represent the Counties of Susquehanna and
Wyoming.
Oue person for COMMISSIONERS for the County of
Wyoming.
One person for DISTRICT ATTORNET for the County
j of Wyoming.
One person for A EDITOR fir the County of Wyo
ming.
I also hereby make known and give notice that
j the place of holding the General Election in the sev-
I eral townships within the county of Wyoming, are
| as follows, to wit :
Braintrim District, at the house occupied by T. D.
j Spnng, in Luceyville
Clinton, at the new school house in the village of
j Factor) ville
i Eaton at the house of Peter Stroh, in Eaton tow a-
I #hip ' . .
Exeter, at the house of Solomon Brown, in Exeter
township.
Forkston. at the house of Hiram Hitchcock in
Forkston township.
Falls, at the House of Levi Townseod, in Falls
township.
Lemon, at the school-house, near 11. G. Ely, in
i Lemon township.
Monroe, at the school house near the late residence
of John Pbeuix. in Monroe township,
Mehnopany at the house of Peter Bender, in Me
hoopany Township,
j Meshoppen, at the house of Daniel Hunkinson, la
! Meshoppen township.
Nortiiuioreland, at the hoase of Wiotera A How
! ard at Centremoreland Comers, in Nortiunoreland
I township.
Nicholson, ut the house latelv occupied by E. N
! Bacon, in NicbolsoD township.
North Branch, at the school hoase near the store
of Patrick Kingsley's late John PfouU, in North
Branch township
Overfield, at the old school-house near Lawrence
Agers, in Overfield township.
Tunkhaunock Borough, at the Court House, in the
Borough of Tumthannock.
Tuukhannock Township, at the Court House, in
the Borough of Tunkhannock.
Windham, atthe house of David Fisk, in Windham
township.
Washington.at the Baptist Church on Russell Hill
in Washington township.
In pursuance of an A<*tof the General Assembly
of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, entitled "An
Act relating to the Elections of this Commonwealth,"
passed the 24tb of July, A D. 1809.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
"That the Inspectors and Judges chosen as afore
said shall meet at the inspective places appointed for
holding the election in the districts to which, they
respectively beloug, before nine o'clockou the morn
ing of the secopd Tuesday in October, in each and
every year, and each of said Inspector shall appoint
one clerk who shall be qualified voter of such dis
trict.
"In casejthe person who shall have received the
second highest number of votes for Inspector shall
n<>t attend on the day of election he, the person
who shall have received the second highest number
of votes for Judge at the proceeding election shall
act as Inspector in his place And in case the per
son *ho shad have received the highest number of
votes f>r Inspector shall not attend, the person elect
ed Judge shall appoint an Inspector in his place; and
incase the person elected Judge shall not attend,
then the Inspector who received the highest number
of votes shall appoint a Judge in his place.and if any
vacancy shall continue in the Board for the space of
one hour after the time fixed for the o(nit>g the
election of the nnqunlified voter" of the township,ward
or district, for which such office shall b ivc bean
elected, present at the place of election, shall elect
one of their number to fill such vacancy.
"In all cases where the nauj's of a person claim
ing to vote is not to be found on the list, furnislie i
by the Commissioners aud Assessors, or bis right to
vote whether found therein or not is objected to by
any qualified citizen it shall he tbe duty of the In
; specters to ex.iinitne such i*rson on oath as to hia
* qualifications and if be claims to have resided in tbe
, State for one year or more,his oath shall be sufficient
, proof theie<if ; but he shall make proof by at least
; one com)ietent witness who shnM be a qualified elec
tor that has resided within the district foi mora than
ten days immediately proceeding the election, and
shall also himself swear that his bona fido residence,
in pursuance of bis lawful calling is within the dis
trict and tbat ho did n:t move into the district for
the purpose of toting therein.
Every perron qualified as aforesaid, and who shall
make due proot, if required, of bis residence and
payment of taxes as aforesaid, shall be admitted to
vote in the towmhip, ward or district in which he
shall reside.
'lf any person or pers >ns shall make any bet or
wnger upon tho result 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
invitj any 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
to bet.
"If any person not by law qualified shall fraudu
lently vote at any election v-ithtn this Common
wealth, or being otherwise qualified shall voteout of
| his proper, district, or if any person knowing the
wait of qualification shall uid or procure such per
son or perrons offending shall on conviction be fined
not exceeding two hundred dollars arid be imprison
ed for a term not exceeding three months.
"If any person shall vote at more than one Elec
tion dis'rict, or otherwise fraudulently more than
on -e on tho same day or shall fraudulent y fold and
deliver to the Inspectors two tickets together, with
the intention to illegally vote, or shall vote the Same
or if any person shall advise or procure other so to
do, he or they so offending shall on conviction, bo
fined in any sum not leas than fifty DOT more than
five hundred dollars, and be imprisoned for any term
not less than three nor more than twelve months.
"If any person not qualified tovoto in this Com
monwealth agreeable to law (excepting the sons of
q ualitied citizens,) shall aj pear at any place of elec
tion for the purpose of issuing tickets or influencing
citizens qualiged *o vote, he shall on conviction for
feit and pay any sum not exceeding one hundred dol
ors for every such offence, and be imprisoned lor
lny term not exceeding three months.
"That everj* person except justices of the peace
who shall hold any office or appointment of profit
or trust under the government of the United States,
or of this State, or of any city or incorporated dis
trict. whether a commissioned oflieir or otherwise—a
subordinate officer or agent-who is or who shall be
employed under tbe legislative, executive of judicia
ry department of this State or of the United St ates
or of any city or incorporated district and also that
every member of Congress and of the State L'fisla
tare, ami of the select or common council of any city,
or commissioners of any incorporated district is bv
law incapable of holdj ig or exercising, at the same
time, the office of appiintment ef Ju 1 -e. Inspector
or, Clerk of any election within this Commonwealth
and that no Inspector, Judge or other officer of any
such election, shall be eligible to any office to be
then voted for.
"No person shall be permitted to vote at any elec
tion as aforesaid, other than a white freeman of the
age of 21 years or more, who shall have resided in
this Stale at least one year, and in the election dis
trict where be offers to vote, at least ten days imme
diately preceeding such election, and within tfo
years have paid a State or county tax. which shall
have been assessed at least ten days before election.
But a citizen of t&e United States, who has previous
ly been a qualified voter of this State, and remcved
Jerefn m and returned, and who shall have resided
in the election district, and paid taxes aforesaid,
shall be entitled to vote after residing in this Slats
six months,provided,that the white freeman oiticens
of the United States, between the ages of 21 and 22
years and having resided in this State one year, and
in the election district 10 days as aforesaid, shall be
entitled to vote although they shall not have paid
taxes.
"No person shall be permitted to vote whose name
is not oontained in the list of taxable inhabitants
furnished by the Commi"*ienere as aferemid nnle*