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ItAKVEY SICKI.ER, Editor.
TUN KHAN NOCK, PA
Wednesdy. August 15, 1866.
HOI. IIISTII EIYMEI
TIIE DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM,
The Democracy of Pennsylvania in Convention
met, recognizing a crisis in the affairs of the Re
public, and esteeming the immediate restoration af
the L'uion paramount to all other issues, do re
1. That the States, whereof the people were latt
lv iu rebellion, arc cntegral parts of the Union, and
are entitled to representation in Congress by men
duly elected who bear true faith to the Constitution
and Laws, and in oder to vindicate the maxim that
taxation without representation is tyranny, such
representatives should be forthwith admitted.
2. That the faith of the Republic is pledged to
the payment of the National debt, and Congress
should pass ill laws necessary tor that purpose.
3. That we owe obedience to the Constitution of
' the United States (including the amendment prohib
iting slavery,) and under its provisions will aceord
to those emancipated all their rights of person and
4. That each State has the exclusive right to
regulate the qualificat ior.s of its own electors.
5. That the white race alone is entitled to the con
trol of the Government of the Republic, and we are
unwilling to grant to negroes the right t vote.
g. That the bold enunciation of the principles of
the Constitution and the policy of restoration con-
the recent annual message and freedmen's
bureau veto message of President Johnson entitle
him to the confidence and support of all who respect
the Constitution and love their country.
7 - Teat the nation owes to the brave men of vur
armies and navy a debt of lasting gratitude for
• their heroic service, in defence of the Constitn tion
and the U'uior ; and that while we cherish with
tender affection the memories of the fallen, we
pledge to their widows and orphans the nation's
care and protection.
8. That we urge upon Congress tbeduty of equal
izing the bounties of our scldiers and tailors
£>7* The Atlantic cable is now working
60 admirably that the evening's news of
most of the capitols, is read at
the breakfast tables of Philadelphia, New
York and Boston in the morning papers
t>f those "cities.
It is not necessary, we presume, to
remind our delinquent subscribers, that,
they can send ns what they owe us by ju
rors and others attending court next week;
and have a receipt returned to them for
the amount. Of course every reader of the
Democxat knows that.
The great National Conservative
Republican and Democratic Convention
now being held in Philadelphia, is by far ,
the largest and most important political
gathering ever held in the country, upwards i
of twelve hundred accredited delegates had
arrived on Monday last. Every State in
the Union will be represented, in every j
case, with its most talented aud influential.
men. Twenty—five thousand visitors were j
in the city. All Hotels and hundteds of
private houses arc crowded with guests.
QLERV. —Why don't Andy Johnson
skin a few more slimy, MacEtepublican, j
official Eels in these parts?
They are entirely to "quiet and reticent"
while hanging on to the teat.
They would be more lively and decidedly
more entertaining, with their hides off.
Besides the circulation of the Tribune
would be increased.
Give us a few more pickled eels, Andy.
We lather like to see the reptiles divested
of their slimy hides "wriggling in hot vin
egar." While on this subject, we are re
minded that the defunct, skinned and pick
eled Postmaster at Mesboppen hasn't giv
en us the wriggle he promised us. Did
the skinning process go so hard with him,
that we are obliged to stir him up, to get a
wriggle fiom him ? We shall see. And
if he be really dead ! dead !! dead!!! we
may write his epitaph.
Persons of foreign birth who are entitled
to their final naturalization papers, should
not fail to attend with their witnesses to
prove residence, at this (August) term of
court, as this is the last term in this county
before the general election, and as the final
papers can only be obtained in open court.
The following classes of persons would be
admitted to citizenship:
Ist, Persons who have filed a declara
tion of intention to become citizens, at
bast two years; and shall prove in open
court, by two witnesses, good character
and residence in this county for five years
and in this state one year, before making
application for citizenship.
2. Persons who arrived in the United
States thiee yeaia before arriving at the
age of twenty one, may be admitted to
ciliz.n-! Ip after five years residence with
out at rcvious declaration of intention, —
The fact of" good character aud residence
being proved in open court as above.
3d. Persons who have served two years
(we quote from memory,) in the army of
tie; U. S. and have been honorably dis
charged, are entitled to naturalization upon
proof of such service and discharge—with
out a previous declaration of intention of
citizenship filed or proof of furtlier resi
Every man Qualified under the State Elec
tion Laws Shall Vote
Lists of deserters and non-reporting draft
ed men are being printed at the State print
ing office in this city, under instructions
from the State officials. These lists, it is
will average about one hundred and
fifty to each regiment—thus aggregating
from thirty to thirty five thousand names.
They are to be sent, with copies of the now
defunct act of the Legislature disfranchis
ing deserters and non-reporting drafted
men, to all the election officers of the State,
with orders to refuse the votes of all whose
names appear upon the lists. Covert threats
and inducements, as circumstances may
require, will probably accompany the lists.
The Disunionists seemed determined to
make what little they can out of the State
act, notwithstanding they know full well
that the late decision of the Supreme Court
renders the State act null and void. Gov
ernor Curtin gave as a reason for his delay
in signing the State act that the decision
of the Supreme Ccnttin the Franklin coun
ty case, if rendered against the election
officer, would upset the State act. The
Court having so decided —that an election
officer or board oi officers cannot be made
a tribunal for the trial of deserters—the
State act becomes a nure nullity, of no
force or eff< ct, except as a bug bear. The
Court also decided that Congress has not
only 7io authority to empower election offi
cer* to disfranchise deserters and non re
porting drafted men, but no authority to
empower the Leyislatuns to authorize such
officers to try or disfranchise such men
for offenses against the Federal Govern
ment. The Court distinctly stated that
nothiny but the evidence of a trial by court
martial, and sentence approved; can be made
grounds for disfranchisement. All desert
ers and non-reporting drafted men, there
fore, otherwise legally qualified, can vcte in
Pennsylvania on the second Tuesday of Oc
tober, and THE ELECTION OFFICER OR INDI
VIDUAL WHO SHALL ATTEMPT TO PREVENT
THEM WILL HE LI A RLE TO HEAVY PUNISH
MENT. Let this be distinctly understood
all over the State.
This scheme now p rfecting is certainly
the doruicr resort of the Geary Disunion
ists knowing, as they do, that no deserter
or drafted inen, who formerly a "Re
publican," can, hv an} p ssibility, be ex
pected to vote for Geary or any other
candidate of his party, since that party has
passed these acts of political outlawry
ayainst him. It has been well judged, bv
the Geary faction, th.it all "Republican' 1
noit reportiny drafted men will help to keep
out of office those who unjustly and in law
fully att tnpted to deprive them of their
rights under the Constitutions of the State
and of the Union, llence the effort which
is about to be made to deter men from
voting, by sending out these formidable
lists. But none Lut ignorant and timid
pets ns v. ill take any account of the threats
of Disunionists. fronie of them may be
indue .d to vote for Geary, under promise
of the Geary politicians that they will not
be thereafter molested or disfranchised,
but the individual who shall give up his
right to vote (which in his ignorance be
may think he has lost.) is neither a free
man nor a u'an in any sense. It is to be
hoped that the number who can be so in
timidated and humbugged is very small.
The Democratic party having defended
tlie membership of all political parties from
the attempted unlawful deprivation of po
litical rights, it is therefore no inorc than
fair that those men, irrespective of party,
should aid the Democracy in upholding
the State and Federal Constitution, through
and by which their rights are Si cured. If
family ties, disapproval of the negro aspect
of the war, or other circumstances and in
fluences beyond their control, prevented
them from striving on fields of battle for
the Union; they may now repair that neg
lect by voting for the Union, Every ballot
that may be cast for Heister Clymer wi 1
be a telling blow for the restoration of the
Union according to the wise policy of Pres
ident Johnson, whilst every vote ca-t for
John W. Geary will be a blow at consti
tional freedom and the Federal Union.--
Let this fact be kept constantly in view,
and let every man, qualified ui dor the
State election laws, demand and secure
his vote. There is r.o lam nor power, to
prevent —except brute force. If tl at shall
i be attempted, meet it as best you can.—
i Patriot Union.
Mcrcur on Ntsro Sultrage.
At the last session of Congress, on the
cighteentr of January, Ulysses Mercur vo
ted for the following bill, which passed
the House and went to the Senate. We
quote from M Pherson s "Manual," pp.
114 115. It is entitled "A Bill extending
the right of suffrage in the District of Co
Re it enacted , etc., That from all laws
and parts oi laws prescribing the qualifi
cations of electors for any office in the
district of Columbia the word "white" be,
and the same is hereby, stricken out, and
that from and after the passage of this act
no person shall be disqualified from voting
at any election held in the said District on
account of color.
Sc. 2. That all acts of Congress and all
laws ot the State of Maryland in force in
said district, and all ordinances of the cities
of Washington and Ceorgetown, incon
sistent with this act, are hereby repealed
Mcreur stands uoon the records of the
yeas and navs in favor of this odious bill,
which wasjiot passed through the Senate,
because it was ascertained the President
would veto it, and that a two-thirds vote
to override the veto could not be obtained.
The following official communication to
Congress from the Mayor of Washington
will show the outrageous character of the
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proposition and the contempt manifested
by its passage through the House for the
interests and opinions of the people of
WASHINGTON CITT, 1). C., )
MAYOR'S OFFICK, CITY HALL, V
January G, 1866. )
Hon, L. F. S. Foster, President of the
Senate ot the United Stmtes :
SIR, —I have the honor, in compliance
with au act of the Councils of the city ap
proved December sixteenth, 1865, to
transmit through you to the Senate of the
United States the result of an election held
on Thursday, twenty-first December, 1805,
"to ascertain the opinion of the people of
Washington on the question of negro suf
frage, at which the vote was 6,620, Segre
gated as follows :
Against Negro Suffrage
ForNbgro Suffrage 3a
Majority against Negro Suffrage 6 55g
This vote, the largest with two excep
tions, ever polled in this city, conclusively
shows the unanimity of sentiment of the
people of Washington in opposition to the
extension of the right of suffrage to that
class ; and that its integrity may be prop
erly appreciated by the Senate, I give the
aggregate of the vote cast at the five elec
tions immediately proceeding for Mayor ;
• 185g 5,640
1-69 6 9|5
13 6 2 4.81 e
19 6 4 5,720
No other ift addition to this minority of
thirty five are to be found in this communi
ty who favor the extension of the rights of
suffrage to the class and in the manner pro
posed excepting these who have already
memorialized the Senate in its favor, and
who-, with but little association, less sym
pathy, and no community of interest or
affinity with the citizens of Washington,
receive here from the General Government
temporary employment, and having at the
National Capital a residence limited only
to the duration of a Presidential term,
claim aud iuva'iable exercise the elective
franchise < lsewhere.
The people of this city, claiming an in
dependence of thought an I tlie right to ex
press it, have thus given a grave and de
libeiate utterance,in an unexaggerated way,
to their opinion and feelings on this sub
This unparalleled unanimity of senti
ment which prevades all classes of .his
community in opposition to the extension
of the right of suffrage to that class engen
ders an earnest hope that Congress in ac
c oding to '.his expression of their wi-lies
the respect and consideration they would
as individual members, yield to those whom
they immediately represent, would abstain
from the exercise of its absolute power, and
so invert an impending future apparently
so objectionable to those over whom, by
the fundamental law of the land, they have
With much respect, I am, sir, your own
and the Senator's obedient servant,
KiCUARD W Aifi.ACU, Mayor.
The K -ntucky Election.
The election of Judge Duvall, as Clerk
of the Court of Appeals, which is an impor
tant State office, and of some p cuniarv prof
it, means, as we understand it.sn\s the New
York Expret*, no more than that a large
majority of ihe people l ave thought proper
to avenge, through him, an outrage com
mitted during the war, of using the milita
ry power of the Government to prevent the
people from casting their Ballots for him,
when a candidate for State Judge. It is
just one of those cases w here the majority
of voters, whenever the opportunity occurs,
will take it upon themselves, to right the
wrongs of their fellow citizens. H'e have
seen such cases often before, aud shall wit
uess tin m manv times hereafter.
That Judge Duvall is a Constitutional
law loving Union citizen no one doubts. —
That he was one, even when self-banish -
inent was imposed by the strong arm of
military power upon him, is no doubt true.
Still more is tlrs true of bis opponent Gen
eral Hobson, who is a Democrat, who took
part in the war. and who was supported by
men of the character of Governor Brain let te
and Senator Guibrie, and others of equal
prominence. Under other circumstances
the majority would, no doubt, have cast
their suffrag . for the latter. The Radicals
will, of course, cry ort against this elec
tion, which, however, proves no more than
the fact, that pei haps 25,000 more voters
gave their suffrages for one who was in
sulted and outraged during the war, rather
than for one who was more conspicuous
upon the side of the Government.
The Cincinnati Enquirer , of Tuesd at
The result of the election in Kentucky,
yesterday, equals, if not surpasses, the
most sanguine expectations. The Demo
cratic majority in the State will not he
far, in our judgment, from 4U,00o! From
every quarter we hear of astounding Dem
ocratic victories. The Democracy have
1,000 majority in Iventon countv ; 300 in
Campbell; which lies opposite ' this city,
and in which are situated ttie cities of Cov
ington and Newport, The latter county
the Radicals confidently expected to carry.
''The overwhelming Democratic victory
in Kentucky ts but a presage of what will
occur in all the State elections this fall.—
Everywhere we shall see the most enor
mous Democratic gains and the most splen
did Democratic victories. As in Ken
tucky, the issue will be upon the Presi
dent's policy and the restoration of the
This election demonstrates that cve-v
or.e of the nine Congressmen from that
State will be Democrats, save possibly one,
(Randall's District.) The Democrats will
gain three, if not four, members.
Outrages by Colored Troops at Helena Ar
MEMPHIS, August 0.-Officers Mollie
and Uambleton report that as they passed
Helena, Arkansas, on Tuesday Evening,
the fifty-sixth United States colored troop's
which were there awaiting transportation
to St. Louis, anJ thence to the plains, had
taken possession of the town, and were
firing indiscriminately upon the whites.—
They intended burning the place, and
would kill every white. A Union citizen
named Galbreth had been fatally wounded.
The excitement was intense, and the cit
izens were fleeing to the woods for safety
Another Good Story of '-Brick." A Dutch
(From the La Crosse (Wis.) Demo
I can't help it, so 1 will tell you tale as
the tale was told me. It was, it is simply
a simple tale, and tells of the mistake of
life as 'twere. The Germans tell their
troubles to me as chloroform is poured on a
handkerchief to relieve the patient.
One day while standing patting the neck
of "Kitty," my running mare, an honest
Teuton, who bad seen service in the war,
came up and said :
" All, mynheer .Bumroy, you here !'
"Yaw, mynheer Schwaps, I hear."
"S-o o ! You busy dis morning ?"
" No, Jacob, I'm never busy unless
when I am busy."
" Well, den, mynheer Bumroy, you
shust make tie that horse loose so he can
make herself blay around mit herself in
ter yard a leetles utid I sits down on mine
—mine —l mean your saw-horse urn.! dells
you some dings."
.We sat. Then said the man :
"Now you see, Mr. Bumroy, 1 no makes
myself likes the way you talk about mv
gousins, Snicksnacker. lie pe so goo.l
man as never pe's any verse. lie shust
like me. lie goes to ter wars. I go to
the wars. I goom to (lis free country to
help live here. Und ven de war gcoms I
shoulder my fife and my trummol, and I
goes out to get rogroots. Und I got em !
Und I sen Is em olf to ter war. Und purtv
soon, bimehy, ven de pig poumies get so
pig as a whole hog, Mr. Bumroy, I ki-s
mine MOW and takes ten hundred toliars
poiinti> s and Igo to ter wars. Und I
tell my vrow she makes no vater mit her
eyes, for 1 go long mit Sheueral Shirts, and
of course I coomes pack. Y'ou see, Mr.
Bumroy, I knows who to go mit. I would
go mit Si'gel, but Siegel gets his back up
to much, and is not careful who he don't
fight mit. Und I would*go mit Butler, but
mv share >f de silver would he sherman sil
ver, and dat is not so g<ot. So I goes mit
Shirts >r he never gets hurt in any coun
try, and I knows vere Shirts is that it is
vot vou call where you put money—safe.
" Veil, I gets mine pounties, to 1 have
some dinfts to pay taxes init till I makes
dead, then 1 go as a gorperal rnit Shirts
und I goes to ter war, und 1 do shost like
odder fellows —I sees tings—und I makes
monish —nnd I goom home shust as goot
as 1 vent awav, JNIr. Boiutoy. Und 1 gets
velcomed pack so goot. Mine vrow slie
bees so glad to see me as never vaJi. I"nd
she looks shust as she always did. Ind
ter folks was so glad to see me. I goes
down to get some lager peer, nnd veil 1
go< s home, Deacon Grten is at mine
house to sec me, Und I goes out mi?
Beacon Gre n to show him home, und
vend 1 goomes pack Deaeon Brown is dere
to see o<' and tell me he is glad I m.ke m \ -
self got mi back, und I goes to be polite to
Deacon Brown nnd to show him home, nod
veu I goom pack 1 find der host master at
mine house to see me. Und I goes to pe
polite to der bostmaster man und vcri I gets
pack, der is der dax collector to see me,
und I asks him how much I must pay him,
urn! he says,'-Oh nothing Jacob —seein its
ymi 1" !*>o I goes to see him home, und
makes myself goom home to sleep so nice
as never vash."
"Und every night ven I goiwos home
vind some of dese good hat riot ic men, who
have done so much tor their guntry, at mv
honse to see me. Und Mr. Bumroy, one
night ven I goes home I bears noise in
mine ped-room. Und I galls for mine
vrow, und she no hear me, so I go in and
find her asleep. Und I vimls a nice pair
boots in ti l- ped-room, shust worn so much
as J try will not hurt my feet, und I makes
mine head go under dcr winder to see who
make noise, und I s< e one of dese batriots
who gecps der gnpperbeads away from
mine vrow while Ibe gone to ter war,
chasing a horse into ter woods. Oh, Mr.
Bmaroy, I tell yon 'tis nice to go to be a
soldier man, und to goom home, und to
vim! such goot men, and to have such men
give me nic- DUTCH PHILOPENS'."
THE LOUMANA NEGRO SUFFRAGE RE
BELLION. —The Lieutenant Governor and
Attorney General of Louisiana an 1 the May
or of New Orleans have sent a Communion
ti■ >u to the President detailing the hi-tory
of the late riot. They show that the object
of the Convention in 1804 was purely revo
lutionary, and that the intention was to stir
up the backs to insurrection on the plea of
securing imaginary rights, in order to ele
vate white demagogues to places of power.
By the inflammatory speeches of its mem
bers at the meetings on the nights of the
27th and 28th the designsof the revolution
ists to overthrow the State authorities wvre
made clearly manifest. The Convention
tself numbered but twenty nine members,
(out of a whole number of one hundred
and fifty.) and although lacking thirty sev
en of a quorum, the original president, who
did not sympathise with the contemplated
revolt, was disposed and a negro suffrage
radical was elected pro tem. Ihe report
complains that Geo. liaird refused to co
operate with the civil and municipal au
thorities in preventing the meeting of the
Convention or in guarding against a riot,
and that he released the rioters who had
been arrested before an investigation could
be had. It charges, also, that the negroes
were armed and prepared for bloodshed,
and that they commenced the fighting,—•
Twenty seven rioters were killed and a
number wounded. Forty two policemen
ami a number of citizens were killed or
wounded. Quietness now prevails, show
ing that though the lesson was severe it was
JC3T During the war the Radicals pre
vented the Democratic soldiers from com
ing home to vote, and yet they claim to he
the especial friends ot this class of our pop
ulation. If they were in favor of the sol
diers voting, why did they not allow ALL
to exercise the right? Why were Demo
crats prevented who had fought gallantly
in defence of the flag, and Radicals only
given the opportunity? The truth is, it
was power and plunder the Radicals want
ed, and they used the soldiers to accom
plish their ends. Those who would vote
with them were allowed to exercise the
elective franchise; those who differed from
them were disfranchised. In this way the
Radicals favored soldiers voting. — Phila.
The Democratic electors of the several
Townships in Wyoming County and Tunk
hannork Borough, are requested to meet at
the several election Districts on Saturday,
the,'2sth inst., between the hours of two
and five o'clock, P. M., and elect delegates
to represent them in County Convention, to
he heid at Tunkhannock, on Monday, the
27th day of August, 1865.
The following named persons are chosen
as Vigilance committees :
Braiutrira-A G. Qve.rfield, J. Fox, T. 1). Spring
Clinton,-Lewis Armstrong, A. P.Utley, M O.
Eaton.— W. Lee.Jas. BJ llo, J >hn Htr.ma .
Exeter.—T, D Ileadley, Win. Coclbaugh, Benj.
Falls—Aslier Fit"h, A- B Fitch, Fuller Sickler
Forkston.—Jos H, Rogers, D. L Vaow J. /
Lemon.—Nathan Kein, Miles Avery, Lawrence
Mehoopuny—W. Stetnp'es, F M. Vaughn, Wm.
Meshoppen.—E J. Mowry, Michael Coyie. Jas.
Monroe —Chauncy JVewbury, E. Lyon, M. Kee
North Branch. —Patrick Kinsley, Martin Santee,
Norlhiuorelan d.—Gordon Pike, Levi Hunter, Cal
Nicholson.—Dan. Decker. N, P. Wilcox, W. Os
Overfield. -S. B. Buck, M E. Trauger. Mcritt
Tunkhannock Boro. —L. C. Cooklin, M. W, Dewttt
G. S. Tuttou,
Tunk. Township.--Robt. Myers,Nathan Billings
P. II Wilsev
Washington,—J. Cook, John Melhulsh, Jas. Dun
Windham,—J. G Fasset, C. A, Chainpin, W
RULES FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF DEMOCRATIC CON
1. The Democratic electors of each election dis
trict in this county, shall annually, on the lust Sat
urday in August, meet at the place of holding their
General and Township elections, and elect three suit
aide persons to serve us a Committee of Vigilance lor
the eu-uing year, whose duty it shall be to su
perintend all other meetings of the Democrat elec
tors of their district.
A' the same time and place, shall also he elected
two delegates 'o the County Convention, who shall
on the following M >nday. meet at the Court House,
in the Borough of Tunkhannock, and after organizing
by electing one of their number for a President.and
two Secretaries shall proceed to nominate such Dis
trict and County Officers as arc to bo voted lor at
the ensuing General Election-—elect Conform e for
such District officers as hey shall nominate—appoint
j Delegates n> the next State Convention aud a ;Stan
, ding Committee for the County.
3 All County Conventions shall be held with open
4. All candidates for nomination shall he voted for
rira voce ; ard the one receiving a majority of all
the votes polled, for any office shall he dei-1 <red July
5 The Convention shall keep a journal of all its
proceedings which shall be duly publis'.cd in the
Democratic paper or papers of the County ; and any
nomination not made a conformity with the fore o
lules shall Le declared void, and the vacancy or va
caimi' ? so occurring, shill be supplied in the manner
g. The Stun ling Committee shall consist of nine
Democratic citisens of the county, who shall to d
their office for one year from and after the Jdate of
their election ; and it shall he their duty, during
that time, to call all County Conventions, Mass and
other m e ings of the party—to fill all vacancies in
the Ticket, occasioned either by the declination of
nominees, by a want of conformity to the foregoing
rules, or where the Couventicn shall have fai ed to
make a nomination, and also iu case of special el c
tions,where the necessity for doing so occurs after
the regular time for holding County Conventions—
and to fill vacancies in the Committee ot Vigilance
occasioned by removal, death, or failure on the pan
of the citizens, to elect thein.
7 The Standing Committee shall annually hereaf
ter, in issuing (he cad for the election of Delegates
to the County Convention, cause a copy of the fure
: going ruh-s to be pubiisned in connection tueiewilli.
8. These rules may be amended, or new ones a id
,ed thereto by a general moetiugof the Democratic
ctizens of the county called for Ihut purpose by the
' Standing Committee or if the same shall pass two
successive County Convention? without amendments
and uot otherwise.
. Chairman Standing Committee.
At the recent Sullivan Conntv Demo
cratic Conventions Hon. Geo. I), Jackson
and John G. Wright were eh c ted Con
gressional Conferees with instructions to
urge the nomination of HON. WILLIAM
| ELWELL a? a canditate for Congress in this
District. The convention passed the fol
lower g resolution :
Hi solved, That in Hon. William El
well, we fully recognize a gentlemen in
I every way worthy to represent us in the
Halls of the Nation, and in whom we can
i place every confidence and trust. While
j wc r< gra to lose him from the position of
great responsibility and trust he now occu
pies, the position of our National affairs
seems to demand his services, and all less
er responsibilities must give way.
Another New Office
The Rump Congress,.before adjourning,
created the office of Steward of tl e Presi
dential Mansion, with a salary of s.'t,ooo,
and the privilege of tluee clerks at five
dollars a day. The Steward is, however,
compelled to give bonds, to double the
amount of the value of the furniture and
government property in the Mansion, for
its safe keeping during the time he occu
pies that post. The creation of this office
has been rendered necessary, from the fact
that during the time the White House was
occupied by ''Honest Old Abe" ncarlv $75,-
000 worth of government property was re.
moved from the premises,and nobodv know s
where it went. It was left (notwithstand
'ng the building had been occupied by
twenty different administrations.) for tbe
first ' Republican" President to plunder it.
In noticing the creation of the stewardship
and the cause thi ivof, a coteinporary asks:
"Who will dare to tell the truth about
this'wholesale plundering?' Who loaded
those boxes by the score and let them
down by a fall, rigg<'d at the back of the
White House? Who had those packages
put up which Mr. Stanton ordered to be
returned ? Who had the linen of the
White House cut up for under-clothing?
Who packed up and carried off those hand
some vases of the Blue room ? Who stole
the gold spoons purchased in Mr. Mon
roe's administration, and safe until Mr.
Lincoln'* ? Is it loya' to tell ?"— Columbian
Go WITH THEM.— If you want to be tax
ed to support the negroes of the South in
luxurious idleness—go with the Radicals.
If you are anxious to pay for a swarm of
useless olfiee holders to engender and per
petuate discord between the Southern ne
groes and their employers—go with the
Radicals. If you wo'd support the families of
"freedmen" while the widows and orphans
of white soldiers who fell in the war for
the Union are left to provide for them
selves-go with the Radicals. Ifyon want
negroes to vote in Pennsylvania— go with
the Radicals. Ifyou want wealth protect
ed at the expense of labor—g o with the
Radicals. If you want agitation and strife
prolonged, business paralyzed, and the
country bankrupted—go with the Radi
THE CHEATS IN THE BOUNTY BILL,—
It turns out in the bill to equalize bounties
that the second section is totally inopera
tive, It applies lo not a single soldier who
has served in the army. There was a
bounty of SSO authorized by act of March
3, 1803, to he paid to such of the volun
teers as had served nine months or less
provided they re- enlisted for one year in a
regiment fioju the same State, upon any
futflre r. quisition of the President for mili
tia ; but the section does not apply to this
class b- cause the service is less than two
years. No other class of volunteers or mi
litia were ever entitled or were ever paid
a bounty of SSO, and consequently not one
cent can be expended under the secoud
section of the act.
ggT Queen Emma of the Sandwich Is—
is now in Washington city. She
attended service in Trinity church N Y.,
on Sunday last.
Local and Personal*
L.nok at it !——TBC date on the tiuted address la
bel OA ihis paper indicates the time up to which you
have paid for the Democrat. See to it that you
keep it up to date. Suppose death sbot-LD suddenly
NMI unexpectedl y overtake you.'— How awful would
be your . ouditiou ! In debt to the Printer !
Delegate El ections —Attention is directed to
thu advertisement of Delegate elections fin another
com on nf to-day's paper. As candidates for many
itu|>orrarit offices are to L>e selected, the Democrats
of every FO vn should send he r b st men us Delegates
end after the convention , give a heartyaud undivid
ed support to the candidates chosen.
Saved.— A fashionable, but rather rash young
1 I 'y, liting not A thousand miles from this place, it
is reported, was just upon the point of committing
suicide by throwing herself into the river-because
as she allcdgcd she h D "nothing to wear"—refer
ir.g, NL course, only to her 1 hood gear." Just as
he was about to take the fatal leap which was to
■ensign her body to an untimely watery grave, and
stain her soul through eternity, with the crime ot
s 1 murder, —it occurred to her that new, cheap,
and elegant Millinery Goods, of every description
could lie gut AT Mrs A. G. Stark's shop in this town
r.OD she only went in bathing.
Rnsf jHa!l,--.4 number of ouryoung men, de
termined not to be behind those of our neighboring
towns in physical accomplishments, have organized
a L'. se Ball club under the rules established by the
National Association. A preliminary game was
plave.l on Saturday Inst in order to initiate the ne
ophytes info the mysteries of the game, and g t
tlietu ACQUAINTED with its technicalities The skill
XII.TII' vino3tofth in makes it certain that a
first el.is.-S "nine" can BO ma le up of their number,
who may expect to he 'invited" to show their net
tle in a LU itch game with some of the neighboring
Tlie I, arty'? Friend tor August.— "iiarvest
Time."- the harvest time of life as well as of the
season — is the appropriate steel engraving of the
August number of this beautiful periodical. The
doub c and finely colored steel fashion plate is A gem,
is usual. Then we have the usual number of wood
cuts illustrating the 'Street Arabs," and the latest
fashions in dresses bonnets, hats, AC., The music
is the song of S'Childhood and Home." Ammg the
literary contributions, we note "One Summ r's Ro
mance," Ly Clara Augusta ; "The Banshee," by
Mrs. Hosir.er ; ' The Disputed Patrimony." by Au
her Foresticr ; "The Distressed Bachelor, (conclud
ed) by-Mrs. Oliphaut ; Novelties, Receipt., Fash
Price $2.50 a year ; 2 copies WOO ; 8 copies (aud
one gratis )SIG. Specimen numbers will be sent
f>r 15 cents.
Address Deacon A Peterson, 319 Walnut Streat,
Statt Rank Motes, TUE editor of PETERSON'S
DETECTOR seeds us the following list of country
banks redeemed at par in PLiladelphia This is the
only Correct list now published, being up to date.
PENNSYLVANIA COUNTRY BANKS
AT PAR IN PHILADELPHIA AND WHERE REDEEMED.
Allentown Bank.Aiientown- ••-Manuf A Mech. B'k.
Anthracite Bank, Tamaqua-- - City Bank.
Ban t of Catesattqua Farm. A Mech. B'k.
Bank ofCbamhersburg First National Bank
Bank of Chester County*- • •.. Farm, A Mech B'k
Bank of Chester Valley First National Bank.
Bank of Danville First National Rank.
Lank of Delaware County- •• -Bank of North Amer,
B'tik of Germantown Farm A Mech. Bank
Bank of Gettysburg Philadelphia Bank.
Bank of Middletown Western Bank.
Bank of Montgomery Co, Western Bank.
Bank of Phoenixville Manuf. A Mech. B'k.
Bank of Pottstown Northern Liberties.
Downington Bank Corn Exchange B'k.
Doyiestown Bank, Doylestown-. Philadelphia Bank.
East on Bank, E.iston Bank of N. America.
Farms ' B'k of Bu -ks Co Brist'l.Farm A Mech B'k.
Farm's A Mec .'s B'k, Easton -. Girard Bank.
Farmers' Bank, Lancaster-. •• Mechanics' Bank,
Farmers' Bank, Mount Joy- ."First National Bank
Farmers' Bank. Reading. Philadelphia Bank.
Farm's A MO-h's B'k Ship'nsb'g. Union Bank.
Harrisbnrg Bank First National Bank.
Jersey Shore Bank Consolidation Bank.
Lebanon Bunk Western Bank.
Lebanon Valley Bank Corn Exchange B'k.
Lock Haven Bank Philadelphia Bank
Lancaster County Bank Westorn Bank
Mauch ?bunk B*nk Girard Bank.
Meehar.icsburg Bank First National Bank
Miners' Bank, Pottsville Bank of N America
Mount Joy Bank Corn Exchange B'k.
Northumberland CO B'k. Shamoki*, Corn EX'nge B'k
L'ittston Batik, Pittston First Nat. Bunk.
Union Bank Reading Bank N America.
Valley National B'k, 1, banon-Corn Exchange B'k
York Bank, York Western Bank.
York County Bauk, York Central Nat. B'k.
All National Bank Notes arc par, andaro re
ceived on deposit by all the City and COUNTRY Banks.
STANSBURY — In Tunkhannock on the 10th INST >
Henry S, Stansbury, son of Hon. W. Stansbnry,
aged thirty years.
KENNEDY— On the 6th of August, near Tunk
hannock, Mrs, Sarah Kennedy, aged 8S years,
wr Pittston papers please copy