North Branch democrat. (Tunkhannock, Pa.) 1854-1867, August 22, 1866, Image 2

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    the United States; and the enfranchised
slaves in all the States of the Union should
receive, in common with all their inhabit
ants, equal protection in every right of par
son and property. [Applause,]
Eight. IFhile we regard as utterly in
valid and never to be assumed, or made of
binding force, any obligation incurred or
tin lei taken in making war against the
United States, we hold the debt of the na
tion to be sacred and inviolable; and we
proclaim our purpose, in discharging this
as in performing all other national obliga
tions, to maintain unimpaired and unim
peached the honor and the faith of the
Xiuth. It is the duty of the national gov
ernment to recognize the services of the
Federal soldiers and sailors in the contest
just closed, by meeting promptly and fully
all their just and rightful claims for the
services they have rendered the nation, and
by exten fing to those of them who have
survived, and to the widows and orphans of
those who have fallen, the most generous
and considerate care. fLoud cheer*.)
Tenth. In Andrew Johnson, President
of the United States, who in bis great ol
fice h :tS proved steadfast to his devotion to
the constitution, the laws and interests of
his country, unmoved by persecution and
undeserved reproach —having faith unas
sailable in the people and in the principle
of free government —we recognize a chief
Magistrate worthy of the nation and equal
to the great crisis upon which bis lot is
cast ; and we tend to him, in the discharge
of his high and responsible duties, our pro
found respect and assurance of our cordial
and sincere support.
The reading of the last resolution elicit
ed shouts of applause, which continued for
some minutes. Men wared their hats, la
dies their handkerchiefs, and the conven
tion presented a scene of enthusiasm alto
gether indiscribable.
The chairman then put the question on
the adoption of the resolutions, and the
response from the convention was a most
earnest and general "aye." The chairman
then said : "Those opposed to the adoption
of the resolutions will say "noNot a
single negative response was heard; and
the chairman declared the resolutions unan
imously adopted. The result was greeted
with a universal cheer, and the band struck
up "Hail Columbia." The harmonious
action of the convention caused a general
hilarity of feeling; and it was some min
utes before business could proceed.
After the adoption of the resolutions,
Colonel Thomas'C. McDonold, of Harris
burg, rose and proposed three cheers for
Hon. Edgar Cowan.
The cheers were given with hearty good
Mr. Cowan, in acknowledging the com
pliment, said:
Mr. President, and Gentlemen of the
Convention : I claim to be the host of this
convention (laughter,) and one of my dis
tinguished guests will now address you by
virtue of authority unanimously derived
from the committee ou Resolutions address;
I mean the Hon. Henry J. Raymond.—
The address to the people of the United
States, prepared and read to the conven
tion by the Hon. Henry J. Raymond, will
be given io our paper of next week.
A Story on Geary.
The Westchester Jeffergonian says :
A gentleman w hose word may be implic
itly believed, tells us the following charac
teristic story on Geary, the negro candi
date lor Governor of Pennsylvania. When
Geary returned from his Kansas mission,
he was taken ill with a fever, not far from
Steubenville. A physician was called, to
whom Geary said : Doctor, you knbw my
life is worth more than those of all the
farmers in the vicinity, and so 1 beg that
you will discontinue your visits to other
patients and give your whole attention ex
clusively to me. "My dear sir," replied
the physician, " the lives of those farmers
are as precious to them as yours is to you.
I will give you the attention you need,
but I can not neglect the good friends who
have entrusted their health to my care. I
will do the best I can for all."
Some years afterward, the doctor was
tell ng the story, and added: '"Now it has
turned out that all of those farmers, whose
lives were of so little value in the estima
tion of Geary, have honestly and faithfully
paid me their bills, bat that of the high
priced Governor remains unsettled to this
day !"'
No physician should vote for Geary un
til he pays that bill, and no farmer should
vote for him under any circumstances.
Among the men who are to be im
ported into this State to prop the falling
fortunes of Gen. Geary, is John A. Logan,
of Illinois. In a recent speech in that State
Mr. Logau said :
If they a>k me, "Are you in favor of
mak : 'ig negroes citizens ?"' I say, "Yes I
am— I am in favor of all people born here
or r tuialized, being citizens, and entitled
to the rights and privileges citizens are en
title- to."
It can thus be seen by this extract that
tbe prominent supporters of tho Radical
candidate for Governor in this State, are
openly advocating negro suffrage. This is
te be the issue for the people of Pennsyl
vania to decide. Mr. Logan is for negro
suffrage, and he is selected to champion
General Geary. This commits the Radi
cals in this State to negro suffrage and equa
ity and the white men not let them shirk
the issue.
OT Nobody knows Vinnie Ream,(whom
the Rump authorized to be paid £ 10,000
for t a statue of Abra ham Lincoln,) as a
sculptor, but many know her as a lobby
ist. i
Wednesdy. August 22, 1866.
The Democracy ot Pennsylvania in Convention
met, recognizing a crisis in the affairs of the Re
public, and esteeming the immediate restoration of
the (Joion paramount to all other issues, do re
solve :
1. That the States, whereof the people were late
ly in rebellion, are entegral 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 all laws necessary tor that purpose.
3. That we on e obedience to the Constitution of
the United States (including the amendment prohib
iting slavery,) and under its provisions will accord
to those emancipated all their ritrhts of person and
4. That each State has the exclusive right to
regulate the qualifications 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
uwilltng to grant to negroes the right t rote
g. That the bold enunciation of the principles of
the Constitution and the policy of restoration con
tained in the recent annual message and freedmen's
bareau veto message of President Johnson entitle
him to the confidence and support of all who respect
the Constitution and love their country.
7" That the nation owes to the brave men of eur
armies and navy a debt of lasting gratitude for
their heroic ser. ice. in defence of the Constitution
and the Union ; 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 Cong-' 3 theduty of equal
iziaz the bounties of our soldiers and sailors
It is very co'.fidently hoped that
the interesting character of the contents of
our paper, both of the outside and inside,
will more than compensate for any w ant
of editorial attention this week.
The President Las issued a procla
mation declaring the r. bo Lion at an cod in
Texas; restoring the writ of habeas corpus;
abolishing military rule and restoring that
gtatc to the government of its duly elect
ed state officials.
A Proclamation lias also been issued
declaring the Imperial blockade of Mex
can ports a nullity.
General Geary, the Radical disun
ion candidate for Governor, is openly com
mitted in favor of negro suffrage ami negro
equality. To accomplish this, the constitu
tional amendment must be passed to deny
our State from making ay distinction on
account of color.
EST The same men who turned the war
for the Union into a war for the negro, arc
now putting arms in the bands of the ne
groes and goading tliem on to hostilities
against the Government, to destroy the Un
ion !
For five or six years the Radicals an
nounced that it was "disloyal" to speak dis
respectfully of the Pn s dent, treason to
criticise him, and a c ime deserving of
death to oppose the Union.
During the war the Radicals pre
vented the Democratic soldiers from com
ing home to vote, and yet they claim to be
the especial friends of soldiers. They like
the soldier who is in favor of disunion and
oegro equality, but aie the vile slanderers
of all who love the Union and support the
Capitalists arc already discussing
the question of contracting with Chinese
companies for an immense number of
them to cultivate the cotton crop of the
South for a number of years, at a much
cheaper rate than negro-labor can he ob
tained. Soon the rivalry hntween the Chi
naman and the negro will commence.
£W During the war the Radicals said
the Southern States were not out of the
Union and never should go out. Now,
when the war is over, they say tin y are
out, and shall not come back.
For five or six years the radicals
bold ly proclaimed that any opposition to
the President was "disloyalty." At pres
ent, they believe that everybody is "disloy
al" who don't denounce him.
Democrats, ttifc skies are bright!—
We never entered on a campaign with bet
ter prospects of success. The disunion ne
gro party is being crushed beneath the
weight of its own enormities, and is broken
and divided. Let this encourage us to
labor. Be united, be active be vig.lant.
"GREAT MORAL IDEAS." —Calling the
President of the United States a "dirty
dog," and those who agree with him in
sustaining the Constitution and the Union,
as tCopoer Johnsons." None but the par
ty of "great in oral ideas'' could conceive
ueh elevating aud liberal epithets.
CAN'T Go GKART.—A soldier who had
been twice wounded during the war inform
ed us on Saturday evening that after hear
ing Geary declare in favor of negro suffrage
at the Lochiel iron works, he made up his
mind to vote for Heigter Clymer. Good.—
Hundreds of boys will do the same.— Pat,
k Union.
What was thought of Geary ten Yeara ago* t
A correspondent of the New York
Tribune wrote that journal less than ten
jers ago from Lawrence, Kansas, showing
the estimation in which he was then held
by his present friends. What have his
admirers of to day to say to it!
From our Special Correspondent,
LAWRF.SCB, K. T., Oct. 13, 1865. J
• • * * • * . J
Gov. Gear)* is not a Gen. Jackson. He
is not, on the other hand, a respectable ty- \
rant, not yet an imbecile. He is merely a
politician, and the miserable tool of a mis
erable faction which covers up its tyran
nies under the cloak of Democracy. He
came here not to make peace, but to make
it appear that there was peace ; not to put
an eid to iniquity, but to cover up iniqui-t
ty, so that the smoke of its burning might
not ascend to Heaven as an evidence |
against the perpetrators of ail these vidians, j
Gov. Gearv has indiscreetly boasted that i
he had a "Presidential candidate to carry j
on his shoulders." Under this impression, i
he had an eye single to the precious bur- j
den. Proud of this anticipated imperial j
weight, the Governor has not for an in— i
stant allowed his executive nerve to be '
unsteadied bv the groans of an enslaved
young empire. The bleeding ruin of
American liberties has been scattered at
his feet, and not one manly r publican
j throb has stirred his heart to the bold and
i thorough action he owes Kansas. All bis j
eff. ris have been to bolster and strengthen
[ the Pro Slavery party ; hence they remain
satisfied with his master; while at the
same time he is loud in his protestations
and declarations of impartiality, justice,
&c. Gov. Geary is either a very dignified
man or a veiy pompous one—perhaps a
little of both, lie is a profound egotist,
and talks about what he is and intends to
b<-, in a somewhat ostentations manner.— j
Gov. Gearv is a determined man without
the capacity to determine on any svste- ,
matic course. He has an iron will with ,
out a purpose, his only aim being to carry
the aforesaid Presidential candidate safely
or. his shoulders, and that is under instruc- j
tions. lie has made statements about hav- j
ing ten thousand dollars of secret service
mom y. He also stated to a company of j
Free St ite gentlemen that "there were not
two men starting over the prairie, but he ,
knew where ihev were going." "Yon j
have not a secret meeting," lit said, "brit
I know what takes place, I almost know
your thoughts." If this be all irue the
conduct of his omniscient Excellency is
still more culpable.— New York Tribune
Nov. 1-sf, |Bo 6.
Questions for General Geary.
The Sold ers' Convention held at Ilar
risburg on the Ist of August, proposed the
following questions to General Geary, the
Disunion candidate for Governor. Will
he answer them ? We shalPsee.
Are you in favor of negro suffrage in
the State of Pennsylvania?
Do you endorse the action of Congress
in providing for negro suffrage in the Dis
trict of Columbia ? ,
Are you in favor of the amendments to
the Constitution which have been submit
ted to the States for ratification ?
Ate you in favor of admitting to seats
in Congress such Representatives from the
South as are willing to take the prescribed
oath ?
III'MRUGOERKY , —The following letter i
a fair specimen of "Lottery deceptions,"
and should be a warning to all those who
patronize City institutions of this kind.—
We presume the person addressed was not
quite so "green" as to send after this valua
ble prize.
NKAY YORK, July 28, 1866.
Sir: —Some time since at vour request
we sent you a pamphlet containing six
tickets. You neglected to send money for
same. One of the numbers has drawn a
prize valued at one hundred and seventy
five dollars, (II 75,00.) Please remit ain't
for ticket. #5,00, and inform us by what
Express the prize shall be sent
Yours Rcsp.
J. D. MILLER, PI est.,
per J. C.
We clip the above from the Bradford
Aryus, and inform our readers that simi
lar letters have been received by persons in
this place. Tt is all bogus, and those who
send money to anv such concern will only
lose it. Look out for patent humbugs, uu
dcr various other forms, whereby some
stranger promises to give you from two to
ten dollars for one.
The Radicals denounce Senator
Scovel, of New Jersey, as an apostate, and
say be cannot be trusted because he was
origin ally a Democrat. In md rto make
another experiment in that direction they
are supporting General Geary for Govern
or, who, a short time before he was nomi
nated, wrote an affectionate letter to Major
Samuel Maguire, in which he -aid he was
a "life long Democrat," and intimated that
nothing could swerve him from his position.
The Radicals who vote for him are evi
dently willing to "go it blind."
The incense burned in the Chinese
Empire in Idol worship is said to cost
$450,000,000 annually.
The gas wasted bv the radical Ruinpers
in Congressional legislation or governing
one half of the country to keep the other
half from participating in the government,
costs ahotit the same amount—the China
man wastes no m<>re than we do in idol
worship —they invest their stamps for
"josh" while we go the nigger.
The contest this tall is between
those who believe that Union, honesty and
the integrity of the white race should be
maintained on the one ; and those who
are for Disunion, plunder and negro equal
j ity ou the other. "Choose ye."
Times have Changed.
A few short months ago, a large party in
the North made the welkin ring with their
argument that the Administration is the
Times hove changed'
A short period ago the same party con
tended thai the President was the Govern
Times have changed.
A brief spell in the past they said that to
denounce the President was as great a crime
as treason.
Times huve changed.
A short period ago, Andrew Johnson
was proclaimed by these men one of the
purest patriots and greatest statesmen that
ever lived.
Times have changed.
A brief spell in the past we were told
that the Union was made to be perpetual,
and that to prorerve it was worth any sac
rifice that could be made.
Times huve changed.
A short period ago it was proclaimed that
the war was waged solely for the perpetua
tion of the Union, and when that was ac
complished the States were to have all their
rights unimpaired.
Times have changed.
A brief spell in the past the negro was
looked upon as an inferior race, unfit for
equal social and political lights with the
white man.
Tunes have changed.
A short period ago the republican party
denied that its object was to force negro
suffrage upon the people.
77 mes have cho nged.
A few years in the past we had no enor
mous debt, the people were comparatively
free from taxation, and everybody was pros
Times have changed.
A few years ago the Constitution was re
spected. our rulers were honest men and
patriots, the laws were obeyed, gold and
silver was the currency ot the nation, our
expenses were light, North and South re
garded <ne another as brethren, we did
not require the service of a mighty army
and navv, and all the people lived in hap
piness together.
Times haae changed.
A few year ago the Abolition leaders
were regarded as mischievous men, whose
doctrines were entitled to the disapproba
tion of every good citizens.
Times hive changed:
A tew years ago statesmen like Clay and
Webster, on the Whig s'd<\ and Benton,
Cass, Douglas and Wright, on the Demo
cratic, were in Congress, and directed the
law making power of the nation.
Times have changed,
In fact, look in what direction we may,
the studious man cannot fail to he impress
ed with the astonishing manner in which
times have changed. What was once
thought evil and dangerous, is now consid
ered the perfection of wisdem and public
virtue. Wheth- r the change has been for
the advantage or disadvantage of the peo
ple, we leave for the future to disclose.—
WHAT IS LOYALTY ?—Hon. Edgar Cow
an, of Pennsylvania, in a recent speech in
the United States Senate, in a reply to a
remark of Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts,
in which that catch phrase was
the hadmg idea, gives, in the following
brief and concise language, bis definition
of the terra :
"Loval! What is loyal ? What is the
meaning of the word? A fellow that
votes with you ! That is like the chap
defining orthodox - orthodox is the way
I believe ; heterodox is the way the other
man believes.' Loyal means an abolition
ist. Not tarred with that stick is said to
W disloyal. Loyalty, Mr. President, is a
very simple word. Loyalty means obedi
ence 10 the laws. It means legality. Le
yabse mean-' law as well as lex meant it.
When a man alleges his loyalty to me, I
examine his reverence for the Constitution
and the laws. Show me a man who disre
gards either; show me a man who does
tot believe in the Constitution which
brought this country to such a pitch ot
prosperity for seventy-five years and made
us so great a people; s' ow me a man that
lays sacreiigious hands upon that instru
ment, especially w hen I know that half the
time he does not understand it and that
he never read a commentary upon it in
his life ; show me that man, and I will
show yon one that is not loyal. Show nte
a man who for himself or his party, would
set a foot upon one of Lis country's laws,
and he is not loyal."
Prisoners of War.
In reply to a resolution of the House of
Representatives calling upon the Secretary
of War forthe number <f prisoners of ei
ther side held and that died during the war,
he makes the following report; Number
of Union prisoners South, 260,940 ; num
ber of rebel prisoners North, 200,000; —
number of Union prisoners died 22.576;
number of rebel prisoners died, 26,643.
So then, according to this report of the
Secretary of War, it the sufferings and
deaths of the Union prisoners in Southern
prisons, were the result of special barbarism
on the part of prison keepers, for which
Were had to suffer, what must have been
the extent of brutality on the part of
Northern prison keepers, when the suffer
ings and deaths of Southern prisoners
were so much greater, in proportion to
the number of prisoners held.
case of love and persecution has eome to
light in New York, A man named Rome- i
ro fell in love with his son's intended wite, i
and in order to many her, sent Romero,
Jr., to Cuba. The later was soon after re- (
ported to be dead, and the wedding took
place. Subsequently the young man re
turned home, when his father caused him
to be arrested and put into the lunatic asy
lum. The wife has discovered the facts
in the case, and secured the release of her!
first and perhaps only love, and an inter
esting and spicy lawsuit is now said to be
very probable, growing out of this exceed
ingly romantic aflair, '
Good Hita.
The New York Herald, as the Rump
Congress WHS about to adjourn took a large
number of pictures to perpetuate its re
membrance with the people. We re-pro
duce a few of them that some of the mem
bers of the Radical persuasion in this quar
ter mav preserve the likenesses of their
friends in minature. Look and read.
A PERSONAL JOB.— Congress demands
retrenchment in the departments, and rais
es the compensation of members to five
thousand dollars per session.
A CONTEMPTIBLE JOB.— Congress cuts
off the bounty to poor soldiers, raises the
salary of members to five thousand dollars
per annum, and squanders over two hun
dred and fifty millions uselessly.
A SLY JOB—Congress proposes to fund
the National debt and sell surplus gold, al
lowing a percentage for the business to out
siders, and raises the pay of members to
five thousand dollars.
gress proposes to establish a bureau ot Ed
ucation at a cost of five millions per annum,
and increase the pay of members to five
thousand dollars per session.
CONGRESS. —M anly cuts off the salary
of Minister HARVEY, because he w rote a
private letter in defense of the President,
but increases its own salary, earned on v
by abusing the President.
CONGRESS is going fo pay itself a high
salary for keeping the Union dissolved.
CONGRESS votes to pay it>elf more mon
ey for remaining in session to legislate,
against the people and in favor of Radical
A RHACKING Jolt.—Congress raises the
salary of its members t<> five thousand dol
lars per session, and compels the (Govern
ment to pay the National hanks thirty mil
lions per annum in the shape of interest on
Government bonds, for the privilege of
having Treasury-notes and legal-tenders
superseded as currency
CONGRESSMEN have evidently made up
their minds that they will not he re-eh ctcd,
and are stealing all t lie money they car..
A VERV SERIOUS JOB. —With a revenue
of over two hundred millions above what is
demanded, Congn s- piles on taxation by
increasing the tariff and internal revenue
tax thirty-eight millions, ami raises tt.e
compensation of members to $.3,000 per
CONGRESS, having robbed the public
treasury in every other way, now makes a
direct grab at the green-backs by an in
crease of salaries.
A CHARITY JOB —Congress raises the
salary of its members to five thousand dol
lars per session and gives sev u mil' i
in one lump for another great charity hum
bug called the Freedmen's Bureau.
A BAB JOB. —Congress raises the com
pensation of members to five thousand dol
lars per session, and proposes to lend Mex
ico thirty millions of dollars, the revenue
of that country being collected by French
officers to satisfy French claimants.
CONGRESS votes to increase its own sal
aty, but defeats the Bankrupt Bill, design
ed to relieve poor debtors.
£*T A short time ago '"General" Geary
went to York and was serenaded by a tew
of his partisans. Of course, he made a
speech and said that all soldiers who would
not vote for lom were "Hessians and cow
ards." On Thursday last he paid another
visit to York County, and male another*
speech in which he used the following lan
When I look around this assemblage and
feel that around me are fellow soldiers who
have borne arms with me from the first bat
tle of Bull Run, not one or two from a regi
ment, as was the case at Harrisburg, a few
davs ago, shyster and cowur is, skulkers and
hospital bummers—l know swh is the fact,
for I have driven them from the army my
The "Goneral" as a speech-maker is
about as efficient as he was a "soldier."
lie is continually "putting his foot ioto it."
lie had better confine himself to letter
writing, iu which branch of polite litera
ture lie has earned so much enduring fame.
Keep it before the people that in a
Committee of Conference, the Rump Con
gress, on the day of adjournment, increased
their pay about 10U per cent. Five thous
and dollars to a Representative and seven
thousand dollars to a Senator was not
enough for this session. Let the people
remember this outrage when they come to
vote for legislators. Oh! for a set of men
who will legislate tor the good of the COIIN
try instead of their own pockets. I bile
they very materially cut down the soldiers
bounty from the original bill, they nearly
doubled their own pay. SHAME! SHAME!!
It is a huge swindle, and an enormous crime
perpetrated bv the Rump Congress, a set
of jobbers and stealers. — Columbia Demo
<3"T he Harrisburg Telcgrnph , edited
by Hessian, styles the soldiers of Pennsyl
vania, "bounty jumpers," "deserters," "ske
daadlers,' <fcc. This unwashed, unanoint
ed descendant of the "skedadlers" at Tren
ton, this bloated beast of a mule-contractor,
this vile blood sucker fattening up>>n the
"life ot the nation" drawn from the veins of
those who perished that theru might remain
a Government to pay bim bis salary as
Postmaster, dares thus to slander the brav
est of the brave! Soldiers! Defenders
of the flag! Remember that this infamous
editor of this abominable sheet,is the mouth
piece of John W. Geary.
Jinks says, members of Congress
who voted themselves SSOOO a year ought
not to be forgiven because the wbiskev, un
derthe iuflueuce of which the bill was put
tho\ was of the rankest description.
. Delegate Election.
The Democratic electors of the several
Townships in Wyoming County and Tunk
hannock Borough, are requested to meet at
the several election Districts on Saturday,
the 25th inst., b.'tween the hours of two
and five o'clock, P. M,, and elect delegates
to represent them in County Convention , to
he held at Tunkhannock. on Monday, the
27th day of August, 18G5.
The following named persons arc chosen
as Vigilance committees :
Braintrim—A G. Overficld, J. Fox, T. D.Sprißg
Clinton,- Lewis Armstrong, A. 0 Utley, M 0
Eaton.— W. Lee. J AS. B lle, T >hn H irsnan .
Exeter.—T. P. Headley, Win. Cor.lbuugh, Ben i
Fulls— Asher Fit;h, A. B. Fitch, Fuller Sickler
Forkston. —Jos 11. Rogers, D. L Vaow J. /
Lemon. —Nathan Ivein, Miles Avery, Lawrence
Mehoopany—W. Stemples, F. M Vaughn, Wm
Meshoj pen.—E J. Mowry, Michael Coyle. Ju
M Kelly.
Mwii. oe —Chaun v .Yewbury, E. Lyon, M. Kee
North Branch.—Patrick Kinsley, Martin Sann>e,
Piniel Collins.
Northmorelan d.—Gordon Pike, Levi Hunter, Cal
vin ilalleek
Nicholson.—Pan .Decker. N, P. Wilcox, W. Os
Ovcrtield. -S. B. Buck, M E. Trauger. Meritt
Tunkhannock Boro.—L. C. Conklin, M. W, Dewltt
G. S. Tutton,
Tunk. Town.hip.--R >bt. Myers, Nathan Billings
P. H. Wilsey
Washingt an,---J Cook, Jhn Mdhuish, Jas. Dun
Windham,-—J. G Fasset, C. A, Champin, W
1. The Democratic ele-tors of each election dis
trict in this county, shall annually, on the last Sat
urday in August, meet at the place of holding their
General and Township elections, and elect three suit
able persons to serve a- a Committee of Vigilance for
the ensuing year, whose duty it shall be to su
perintend all other meetings of the Democrat elec
tors of their district.
At the same time and place, shall also he elected
two delegates *o the C-uuty Convention, who shall
on the following Mon lay. meet at the Court House,
i i the Korouj/h of T iiuk it innm k. and after organizing
lv el vting ma of tlleir number for a President.and
two Secretaries shall proceed to uoiuiuate such Dis
trict an I County Officer- as are to be voted for at
th- en-uing General Election-—elect Conferen -e for
such District officers as hey shall nominate—appoint
Delegates to the next State Convention and a Stan
ding Committee for the Ceu it v.
3 All County Conventions shall be held with open
4. All camli lates for nomination shall be voted for
rira rare ; ard the one receiving a majority of all
the votes {wiled, for any office shall lie declared duly
nominate !.
5 The Convcntio i shall ket pa journal of all its
pre-eeding- which shall he duly published in the
Democratic paper or papers of the County ; and any
nomination not tna lo a conformity with tho fore o
rules shall be declared void, an 1 the vacancy or va
cancies so occurring, sh ill be supplied in the tnamier
hereinafter provided.
g The Stan ling Committee-hall consist of nine
Democratic eifzensof the county, who shall hold
h i. "i'-e for of .-ar fr in and after the date of
'.:o.irele; tion ; an.i u shall be thf ir duty, during
that time, to call all County Conventions, Mass and
other ii j■ e ings of the party —to fill all vacancies in
the Ticket, occasioned either by the declination of
nominees, bv aw tnt of conformity to the foregoing
rules, or whore the Convention shall have fai ed to
make a nomination, and also in case of special el- e
tions,where the necessity for doing so occurs after
the regular time for holding County Conventions—
and to fill vacancies in the Committee of Vigilance,
. ccasioned by removal, death, or failure on tho pait
of the citizens, to elect them.
7 The Stn>ting Committee shall annually hereaf
ter, in inning the c i I for the election of Delegate.®
to the Coontv C invention, c iuse a copy of the fore
going rules to • e published in connection therewith.
8. These rules may be amended, or new ones add
ed thereto by a general meeting of (lIG Democratic
c'tizens of the county called for that purpose by the
Standing Committee or if the same shall pass two
successive County Conventions without amendments
and not otherwise.
Chairman Standing Committee.
gjT The following is the first part of the
Disunion Kiimp amendment to the Consti
tution, advocated by a'l the negro Geary or
"A'tide—,Sec. I, All persons born or
naturalized in the United States, and sub
ject to th* jurisdiction thereof, are citizens
Of the United States, and of the State in
which they re-ide. No State shall make or
enforce any law which shall abridge the
privileges or immunities of the United
This is a d ad attempt to enforce negro
suffraire, denying any State from abridging
the atnunities or PRIVILEGES among which
is voting for anv person white or black 1—
What do you think of it?
sndden transition from slavery to freedom,
together with the immense t,amount of suf
fering incident thereto, has filled to over
flowing the lunatic asylums of the South.
A despatch to the Freedmen's Bureau
from Gov. Humphrey, of Mississippi, in
answer to an inquiry whether lit; could ac
commodate any more insane colored peo
ple. says all the asylums were full, but that
the State would take immediate steps to
increase the facilities for providing for as
many as possible <>f that unfortunate class.
Local anil Personal.
Court is now in session— Proceedings will be
gi ven next week.
Mass Meeting—The Hon. HKISTER CLYMKR,
the Hon MONTGOMKHY BLAIR, and other distinguish
ed speakers, will address a Mass Meeting to be held
at this place, on the 13*h day tf Sept- mber— upon
the issue jf the day, full particulars next week.
The Lady's Friend for September.—A
charming Steel Engraving of a Mother bending
over her sleeping Child, adorns the September num
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Price #2,50 a year ; 2 copies Sl-00 ; 9 eopies(and
one GRATIS) #l6. Specimen numbers will be sent
for 15 cents.
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