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HARVEY SU'KI'ER, Editor.
Wednesday. Nov. 28, 1806
We publish in an adjoining column, a
recent letter of Wendell Phillips, showing
the anticipations and desires of the mon
grel party, of which he is the leader. It
requires no comment to make it under
stood. Phillips is the"whipper in" ofthe
progressives, and the docility and spaniel
like crouching of the "so-called" republi
cans,show how easily tiiey are led in the
"elevating" process of amalgamation.
The November session of Court at this
] lace opened on Monday the 1 Oth inst.
HON WM. EI.WELL, President Judge
and lion. NATHAN WELLS and J. V.
Sill: H, Associates, present,
Grand Jury called and sworn.
N. P. WILCOX Esq. Foreman.
True Bills were found iu the following
Commonwealth vs. Minor' Beam—lndict
ment, Larceny. Wm. Perigo, Pros. Cause
tried, defendent found guilty and sentenced
to the House of Refuge.
Commonwealth vs. A. W. Secor, indict
ment, assault and battery. Cause tried.—
Deft- found guilty. Sentenced to pay
S2O tine and tests of Prosecution.
Commonwealth vs. Edward Lloyd—in
dictment forging order. R ni. Au
mick, Pros. Cause tried, verdict guilty.
Deft, sentenced to the House of Refuge.
Commonwealth vs. Custis Williams—in
dictment. horse stealing. Philo Sherwood
Pros. Cause tried, verdict guilty. J)ef-.
senteuced to pay fine of*soo, and costs and
to Penitentiary for 3 years and six months.
"Commonwealth vs. Ira Schooley. In
dictment, nan slaughter. A. W. Jaqucs,
Pros. Caue tried. Atter hearing two or
three witnesses to disclose the facts atten
dant upon the killing. L. Hakes, counsel
fi.r prisoner, admitted the commission of
offense by prisoner. The jury returned a
verd ct of Guilty without leaving the b n x.
On motion of prisoner's Counsel, sentence
if not ail the jurors, signed a petition to the
Governor for a pardon.
Ail the material facts of this case hav
ing been before published in the Democrat,
a repetition here, is deemed unnecessary.
Commonwealth vs. William llinker and
Horace Raiding. Indictment— l ejecting
vote of qualified voter. James Croop.
Pios. Cause tried Jury failed to agree
af.ei being kept for nearly two days and
nights weru discharged bv the cOort.
Commonwealth vs. M tik Keeucy and E.
S. Thompson. Indictment rejecting vote
fif qualified voter. Stephen Taylor, Pros.
Cause tried. Deft, found guilty and scn
tcnc< d to pay a fine of SSO, and costs.
Tin se last mentioned ca>es excited
mncli interest, being the lir.-t cases tried in
this county since the passage of the so
called d -serter Luw.whieh the.Dcfendents,
being members ot t lection boards in the
township of Eaton and Windham, seemed
to have entirely misunderstood and inisiu
These cases involved the question of the
right of an election hoard to reject the
vote of a citizen, otherwise qualified, on
the ground that lie had been drafted into
the service >f the United States, and had
failed io report.
His Honor, Judge EI well, in bis charge
cited the several acts of congress w ldch has
been parsed from the year 1800 to the
passage of the act of JSGo, upon the sub
ject ol desertion—and showed that under
all of them a trial and conviction must pre
cede punishment for that, offence. The
act of March 3d, 18(1.5, was part of a sys
tem of law upon the .subject, and imposed
an additional penalty, which followed as a
consequence upon the conviction of an of
fend' i.. ./I hat ac:. he instructcdjthe jury,
doeu not deprive a person of IDS right of
citizenship until he has been tried by a
court martial aud found guilty ol ihe of
fence ol desertion—nor then, until his sen
tence has been approved bv the proper
Tic Supreme Court sitting at Wilkes- I
bar re last June, in tbc ease of Iluber vs.
lieiiy decided, tbat "the law as it stood i
when the act of lßbo was passed, had pro-!
tided u tribunal in which alont the cl ime
<f desert ion could be tried, and by which
alone the penalties for deser
tion could be inflicted. The conse-'
<pj.cnces of conviction inay be noticed by
('onits, but the tribunal appointed by the
Jaw for the purpose is the only one that
c!i dfteriui.it* whether the crime lias been
committed and to adjudge tbc punish
And they further decided that the for
feiture of citizenship, which that act pre
scribes, .uu-t be mlj'uhjed to the convicted
|vers< i. alter trial by a court martial, "For
t he conviction and sentence of such a Court
there can be no substitute."
A boat d of election officers constituted
order a state law cannot resolve tliern
selves into such a tribunal "They have
no power t< try criminal offenders, still
less to adjudge the guilt or innocence of an '
a'leged violator of the laws of the United i
In every Court throughout the state, in i
which thi* question has been raised, both
before and since the decision of the Court
ot the la-1 resort, the same construction
has be.* given to this act—officers of elec
tion have no right to set 1 up "their own
judgment in opposition to it.
The act of assembly of June 5, 1866,
does not attempt to disqualify any citizen.
It refers to the act of Congress and enacts
that such persons as are disqualified by it
shall not have the right to vote. It is not
in the power of the Legislature by act of as
sembly to deprive one who is entitled by til# t
Constitution to vote,of the t privilege of doing
The first section expressly limits the op
eration of the act to persons disfranchised
by the act of congress. It as follows:
"That in all the elections hereafter to be j
"held in this commonwealth it shaU be nn
"lawfYl for the judge and inspectors of any
"such election to receive any ballot or bal
"lots from any person or persons embraced
4 in the provisions and subject to the disa
bilities imposed by said act of congress ap
proved March 3d, 186-3.
Section 3d makes it penal for the board
to receive a ballot from such disqualified
B'e have seen that the supreme court has
decided that nothing short ot a record of
the conviction and sentence of an alledged
deserter will deprive liirn of his rights—
such being the case the legislature could not
provide for his disbranch ismeut upon other
evidence of a weaker character.
In these cases however no record evidence
was produced before the board. It follows
that the prosecutors uot having been con
victed of desertion and failure to return to I
service or report to the provost marshal, I
ami not having been sentenced to the pen- j
a'ties and forfeiture ot the law, were enti
tled to vote.
Whether the defendants knowingly re
jected their votes were referred to the jury
under the evidence.
J. M. Seamans adm'r. vs. 11. Newcomb,
action on note —Cause tried—Verdict for
Sally Harding vs. Uriah Sweatland ac
tion for dower erdict for declarant—
Sally llardi/ig vs, Jas. 11. Harding,action
ejectment—Verdict for Plaintiff for undivi
ded one half part of land described in writ.
Tliis Court was a remarkable one for di
vorce cases. The silken cords seem to be
loosening up and untying in numerous
cases. Ihe following are among the cases
in which subpuenaes, alias subprenaes and
proclamations in divorce were awarded and
•Wm, 11. Dixon vs Ileilcn Dixon. James
IT. Baily vs. Emcline Baily. James Cap
well.vs., Capwell. Chas, Ilosen
grantvs. Martha Roscngrant. O P. Free
man vs. Ann Freeman. Lydia Gould vs.
James Gould. MariaShafer vs. Henry R.
j Shafer. Orcutt vs. Wm. 11. Or
cutt. Arnold vs. Christian Arnold
A Declaration ot"Principles.
The Louisville Journal, in the present
aspect of affairs makes the following con
fession of the Democratic faith. It says :
" We heartily,indorse. .so. far wtJ'f
moeracy in the North, Middle, Western,
and North western States. We are for the
obliteration of the Frcedman's Bureau Bill,
everywhere: we are for the cessation of
all military law, and tor the restoration of
! the great writ of freedom ; we are for the
equal powers and rights and
privileges of the whole people of the old
Union; we are for the unconditional par
don of all paroled Conf'e lerates who have
kept their taith , we are for the immediate
unlocking of the prison doors of all prison
ers held m captivity ujjon the charge of
treason; and we are for the establishment
of the Republic upon the plan which our
noble President has recommended and is
exerting all his energies to carry out. If
to be in favor of all these things is to be a
Democrat, then we are a Democrat, an
earnest and zealous Democrat, all the time
a Democrat, and ready to co operate with
all who aie ready to co-operate with us."
MEBTIVO OK TUB CoUNTT Sl TERINTEX
DENTS OF PENXSTLVANIA. A meeting of
tlie County Superintendents of Pennsyl
vania has been.called by the State Super
intendent, to be held in Tlarrisburg, at two
o'clock on the afternoon of the 4th of De
cember, to continue in session three davs.
Mr. Cyburn the late State Superintendent,
assigned some time since a number of top
ics to the different Superintendents, and
requested written reports upon them. It
is expected that these will be read, and
that the subject treate 1 of will be discuss
ed. In this connection the whole work of
the County Superintendency can be re
viewed, and the School Department will
be able to give such instructions as seem
to be called for.
In addition to this, the new Superintend
ent will ask the Convention to . resolve it
self into a kind of Executive Session, at
lca<t every forenoon, for the purpose of
enabling the School Department to learn
the views of the Superintendents and of
the views of the # people throughout the
State, on the following points, in which
changes in the law or in the practical op
eration of it have been thought of:
1 The minimum length of time the
schools should be kept open—Should it be
increased to five or six months? .
2. Uniformity ol Text-books in Coun
ties.—Should a provision be nide inj the
law for effecting such uniformity ?
3. County aid to Teachers' Institutes.—
Should the law now in existence in eight
counties be made general
4. Provisional Certificates.—Should they
be dispensed with ? If not what changes
should be made in the policy now practic
ed in regard to granting tliern ?
5. Renewing and Endorsing Certificates
by County Superintendents. —Is it good
policy to renew and endorse them.''
6. Districts Superintendents—Should
there be a general law providing for their
7 District Institutes.—What can be
done to increase tbeir number?
8. Branches of study required by law.
—Should additions or substitutions be
It is hoped that all Superintendents will
come-prepared to represent the wishes of
their several counties in regard to those
subjects by voice, and if called upon, by
THE NATIONAL PROBLEM.
The Pro gramme of the Future, According
to Wendell piiillipa.
[From the Anti-S!arry Standard, Nor. 17 "J
The people have spoken, and uttered
their vote on Johnson, his policy and his
adherents. The Republican party has
been the mere channel through which, as
the raost convenient and ready one, the na
tiop has spoken. In.faQt there ate but two
parties to this fight, and the Republican is
not one of them. The President, as the
houtb's leader, is one. lie seeks to shield
the Soiith from all loss in consequence of
her defeat, and to restore her priociple of
oligarchy—a white man's government —as
unchanged as possible. lie is one party
to the fight. The people are the other. —
They have made up their minds that hav
ing gotten their hands on the neck of this
sectional oligarchy they will strangle it be
fore they quit hold. They b lieve, with
Lander, that " a king should be struck
but once, a mortal blow." They mean that
slavery, with all roots, branches, suckers,
parasites and dependents, shall die utterly
and forever! This is the signification of
our late triumph. It is more than a parti
san victory. It is the declaration of a na
tional purpose. Congress and its amend
ments were counted out of the battle. The
President, representing the Sototh's claim
to an immediate return into Congress,bring
-1 ing with it State sovereignty still strong
j enough to uphold oligarchy, appealed to
' the people. They have answered him, and
i nailed bis theory to the counter as base
Congress abdicated anil left tlie field when
it tried to stand neutral, assenting in its
amendments to the South's claim of sover
eignty over the law of citizenship, yet pro
testing against the Executive's ususpation
of acknowledging it. From that moment
the nation ignored them, and fought its
own battle on the principle itself—impar
tial manhood rights the nation through. —
Whoever will serve them in carrying out
this purpose equivocal, and take him to
their hearts. Witness that pride of the
West, General Logan. Who ever tries to
baulk them in this effort, no matter what
his pa9t merits, or laurels, he sinks out of
sight. Witness Beechcr's Toss in the wave
he fondly imagined he could st m, \Vit
ness Grant unable to stir a plauuit on the
: Illinois prairie—lllinois, his own State—
from an Audiance of twenty thousand men,
one half his own soldiers. Witness the
New York Times sunk fifty per cent, in
value in six months by its vain attempt to
oppose this dumb but resistless movement
ot the nation. [This assertion, at all events
is utterly false. —Ed. Times.~] This fact
Uat no name, no laurel, no services, weigh
a feather if put in the scale against Radic
alism, is the most cheering and wholesome
characteristic of the hour. It is this that
cheers us even against such an appalling
fact as that a million and a half of voters —
more than six hundred thousand in tue two
States of New York and Pennsylvania —
arc still corrupt and ignorant enough to
Vftfrfeognize the terrible sYg riliear! ll ;
this fact. Put behind such a mass of be
sotted ami corrupt tools, the patronage of
tee government and the moral support of
the South—if the word "moral ' can ever
be used in such connection—and its infhi.
ence must he fearful. Still, the people
have shown such true instincts, such un
faltering devotion, plucking out right eyes
and cutting off right hands when they of
fended, that we catch fresh hope from the
elections. Maryland is herself a testimo
ny to our theory. This defeat is fit re-1
buke to hear faithless leaders. Thej swin
dled the negro out of his rights to consoli
date their opponents. They succeeded in
preventing Congress from granting suf
frage in the District of Columbia for the
same purpose. They gagged the Loyal
Southern Convention on that question to
propriate rebels. Of course they entered
the canvass loaded with the odium of their
supposed principles, and without the
strength which would have come from
their avowal. Such policy leserves and j
secures defeat. But this defeat will save
Maryland, Tennessee. Massachusetts nails
her colors to her top gallant mass. First
among the States—dear old Common
wealth—she receives the hated and victim
race into her legislative halls. While
Tribunes and Posts, while national Repub
lican committees and State committees
were welcoming rebels to Congress
even if they rode over the neck of our only
Southern ally, the negro, Massachusetts
shows them a specimen of such a model
State as the loyal masses mean shall exist
in the present territory of South Carolina
before they begin to inquire whether it,
said State, has clnsen any fit person to
represent it in Congress.
Revolutions never go backward. It is
equally true that Radicalism travels West
ward. Personal Liberty Bills, Women's
Rights Bills, and all such legislation, start- |
ed from New England and have "swung
round the circle." This last Yankee no- j
tion will soon begin its travels, and com- 1
plete them when North and South know >
no race before.'aw. Then, when a million
of black men aid in shaping onr national
policy, their race will feel the effect the
world over. They will never leave their
brethren in Cuba, under the yoke, They ;
will throw a shield over the struggling na-!
tionality of Hayti and lift Brazil into bar- J
mony with the nineteenth century Then
wii'l the touching and sublime picture Ma
ria Lowell ire7 of Africa cease to be true.
Jler Rrat dark face no light • j
Erom the sunset glow cauld take;
Dark as the primal night
rfire over the earth rtod spako:
It seemed for her a dawn could never break. j
So pit I dreary desolate,
Till the plow rawing hand of Fate
Shall lift me from my sunken et ate.
The dawn has broken, and will soon rip
on into perfect day,
Even this tim<d Thirty-ninth Congress,
which abdieted leadership and postponed
action till they were "certain sure" what
the electors would be, ean now resume their
piaces. Lot them go back and, throwing
this chari of reconstruction ont of one win
dow and swindling amendments out of the
other, impeach and remove the mobocrat
of New and Baltimore the dema
gogue who. hut for the marvelous courage,
rare sagacity and statesmanship of Judge
Bond, would have deluged Baltimore with
blood. We hare no words warm and
strong enough fitly to express our admira
tion tor Judge Bond, or oir sense of what
the country owes him for the victory over
If enough patriots cannot be found to
impeach the President, then let the true
men of Congress stop the supplies; refuse
to trust rebels with the public funds. This
will check corruption and bring the public
creditor with his large influence to our side.
At anyebst take the government from the
control ot a rebel.
The Constitutional Amendment,
The New York Journal of Commerce
states very clearly the obstacles in tbo way
of the proposed Constitutional Amendment.
The first and great question is, can we
amend the Constitution lightfully, so as to
take from any State a power which it has
not voluntarily granted to the L nited States?
We quote from the Journal of Commerce
"Does the provision in the Constitu
tion,which authorizes its amendment, m an
that a majority of two-thirds in Congress
and three fourths of the States have the
power to make a monarchy out of the Re
public, and that the minority of people and
States are bound to submit to such a funda
"If so, it is plain that the power also
extends to the complete obliteration of
States. The exception in the Constitution
forbidding amendment, which would de
prive a State of its equal representation in
the Senate, can itself be amended and eras
ed. It is as easy to make New York two
States, and New England one State, as it
is to pass the amendments now before the
people. If these are passed the precedent
w!Il be established. There will then be no
limit to the changes, which, in political ex
citement, will be urged on by radical men
on both sides It is, therefore, the very
body of the Constitution which is now in
" We beseech the radical to facG
this great truth and give R due attention.
" The future of 'bis country is not with
itl tl'.C- view of living prophets; hut there
are innumerable reasons for the belief that
the majority of more than a million now
opposing the radical measures will in time
gain the power in Congress and in the
States. When that time comes, there is
every reason to suppose that a sectional
party will again spring up. That sectional
party, however, will not maintain North
ern against Scrtithern interests. It will in
all probability be a party in whieh the
South and the West will be united against
The grand questions of political econo
my, which are to be the controlling ques
tions in our country, will be verv likely to
enlist men in the mannfactifing and con
suming parts of the country, while the in
terests'of the producers will tend to bind
them together in other parts of the country.
JHhTji Yoß'lTlll^wil| S f)clnvaluable
guarantee to the East and the North. A
weak Constitution, easily amended, a sub
ject of all the winds of popular caprice, will
be as useless as the paper on which it is
printed. Adopt these amendments now,
and we shall have established a precedent
which takes all the strength and firmness
of the Constitution awav from it."
The following is a description of
a bee charmer, who excited great interest
at the State fair at Saratoga ;
One of the greatest attractions on the
ground was a honey-bee monger, whose
hat, while on his head, was covered with
bees, which appeared like a small swarm
on a bush, lie handled bees as if they
were harmless tlies. They crawled all
over his person, in his hair, and on his
face, and he put some of them in his mouth
and blew them out, and handled them at
pleasure. And what was most remarka
ble they were strange bees attracted from
the woods or from some colony in the
country. Immense crowds of people hung
around him continually asking questions
and purchasing the secret of collecting bees
from the forest, or robbing their neighhois
of their busy workers, while remaining qui
etly at home. When every bee was shak
en from his hat and it was returned to his
head, the buzzing swarm about him would
quickly return, completely covering his hat.
The Superintendent interfered, as he affir
med that such an exhibition drew away
too many people.
SEWAKD AND GKEELEY —A well known
journalist who was formerly a Washing
ton correspondent, says that while there
during the war, he one day asked Secreta
ry Seward his opinion of Horace Greeley
"Horace Greeley ; said Seward, "is a great
man —a man so full of genius and of such
power that if he had a particle of common
sense we should have to hang him. But
he is a d d fool, and therefore harm
less." After coming to New York, the
journalist, dining with the editor of the
Tribune, inquired his opinion of Seward.
"Seward has brains enough to govern this
country. No man has a clearer or better
head ; but the trouble with Seward is that
he is an infernal scoundrel."
tW The "Washington correspondent, of the
Philadelphia Mercury, says that. General
Logan, who was a noted secessioist at the
beginning of the war, is running around
that city letting tongue run like an old
woman with the measles. He says he is
bound to impeach the President. It was
only a short time since that this fellow was
ready to jump at the beck of Andrew
Johnson, and he figured for a while around
the white House fawning and flattering for
the little crumbs that fell from the national
table. His apostasy was woudered at; —
but he himself knows why he went over
to his lmted enemies. Logan, it must be
remembered, was an arrant secessionist at
the breaking out of the war.
An extensive fire in Paris last month
was instantly extinguished by the bursting
of three bottles of sulphuric ether, the con
tents of which mixing with the atmospher
ic air, put an end to. the combustion.
Congress Is Bepeatiug History and Noth-
King Solomon declared there is nothing
new under the sum Modern philosophers ,
would make us believe that the present fi
nancial and political condition of the Uni
ted States was never realized in any part
of the world until now—whereas, we are
only repeating the history of former ages,
as developed in different countries.
Take our financial system. It is, in its
main features, we are serry to say, a re
production of the English South Sea and
the French Mississippi bubbles, of a hun
dred and fifty years ago. Every reader
well knowslwbat happened to France and
England when those paper money bubbles
collapsed. It is a peculiarity of "paper
money delusions" that they flourish inde
pendent of any gold or silver basis, while
they prosper ; but ihey fail at last. If our
system succeed it will be the first success.
Take again our national taxation and
extravagance! We are living in times
more flush and fast than the fast years of
1835 and 1830, and 1855 and 185 G. In
those years of inflation it was unpopular
to denounce tire public extravagance !
All was then, as now, universal prosperity.
Everybody, and his wife, got rich and
grew extravagant, until paper money hub
bies became over-inflated and burst upon
us all It is because the times are so very
prosperous that the people now submit to
more exorbitant taxes than any other peo
ple on the face of the earth. Taxes laid
as war taxes are continued eightceen
months after peace. Indeed it has come
to pass that people love to be taxed all
the way from the ciadlc to the grave, more
severely than any British Sovereign ever
taxed his or her subjects.
Yet this mania of our people for high
taxation is not new, The most popular
ministers England ever had were two
Pitts—Pitt the elder, and Pitt the young
er. The more the elder Pitt (Lord Cha
tham) heaped up the national debt, the
more the people worshiped him. The
same with his son, in after years.
Macauly said of the elder Pitt:
"The great Minister seemed to think it beneath
hm to calculate the price of victory. As long as
the Tower guns were fired, as the streets were illu
minated, as French banners were carried in tri
umph through the streets of London, it was to him
a m tter of indifference to what extent the public
burdens were augmented. Nay, he seemed to glory
in the magnitude of these sacrifices, which the
people, fascinated bv his eloquence an( * *u."cetw, had
too readily made, and would long au d bitterly re
gret. There was no check on waste or embezzle
ment; (This smack* strong of the waste and em
berrlement so common in onr times ) Onr com
missaries returned from the camp of Prince Ferdi
nand to buy boroughs, to rear palaces to rival the
magnificence of the old aristocracy of the realm-
Already had we borrowed, in four year- of war.
more than the most skillful and economical govern
ment would pay in forty vears of peace. * * *
War had made him (Chatham) powerful and pop
ular * * * He had at length begun to love
war for its own sake."
Precisely so with our Congress. The
war closed too soon for national patriots
in Washington. In lieu of war that body
substitutes the image of war. by excluding
from the Union States in the Union, and
bv increasing tariffs, till prices rise h : p-her
than ever before, and also by continuing
....... ii-,.-. in nmes ot peace, and a re
dundancy of paper money.
Thus, whoever would comprehend the
situation of the States ai this time,
must read the histories of the South Sea
and Mississippi bubbles, described bv
Washington Trving, Maekav, and others
Then turn to the histories of Lord Chath
am, and his son, Pitt. For the
religious part the student is respectfully
referred to that portion of the history of
England where the most noted rakes,
gamesters, orihers, and tipplers, durring
Cromwell's time, turned religionists, and
wore long hair, squared in front, attended
conventicles, and sang psalmody thmngh
the nose, to keep popular with the party
in power. For example of present disun
ion read that portion of English hist on
which describes the persecutions of the i
Irish by the English Read also how, after |
the rebellion in Scotland against England,
the English Government made peace with
Scotland, and made the Scotch loyal to the
Government, in proportion as the contrary
treatment made Ireland a hereditary ene
my to the wholp British nation, and pre
cisely as this Congress is attempting to
make an enemy of the Southern States by
We do not write to convince anv body
that this is an unpatriotic or ievolutionary
Congress. Our motivp is to demonstrate
that Congress is repeating, without, under
standing, history.— Banner of Liberty,
A Beautiful Tribute to a Wife*
Sir James Mackintosh, the historian
was married to Miss Catherine Stuart, a
young Scotch lady. After her death he
thus depicted her character in a letter to a
friend ; I was guided in my choice only
by the blind affection of my youth. I
found an intelligent companion and a ten
der friend, a prudent monitross, the most
faithful of wives, and a mother tender as
children ever had a misfortune to lose. I
met a woman who, by tender management
of my weakness, gradually corrected the
most pernicious of them. She became
prndent from affection; and though of
the most generous nature, she was taught
frugality and economy by her love for me.
During the most critical period of my life,
she relieved me. She gently reclaimed
me from dissipation; she propped my
weak and irresolute nature ; she urged my
indolence to a!I the exertions that have
been useful and creditable to me, and she
was perpetually at hand to admonish mv
heedlessness or improvidence. To her I
owe whatever I am—whatever I shall be
In her solicitude for my interest, she nev
er for a moment forgot my feelings
or my character. Even in her re
sentment, for which I too often gave her
cause, (would to God I could recall those
moments,) she had no sullenness or acri
monj. " Her feelings wore warm, nay, im
petuous; bnt she was placable, tender and
constant. Such was she whom I have lost,
when her excellent natural sense was rap
idly improving after eight years' struggle
and distress had bound us fast together and
moulded our temper to each other; when
a knowledge of her worth had refined my
youthful love into friendship, and before
age had deprived it ol much of its original
ardor. I lost her, alas ! the choioa of my
youth, the partner of my misfortunes, at a
moment when I had the prospect of her
sharing my better days.
The Cofiftitutloual Amendment
It requires the ratification of three
fourths of the States to secure the adop
tion of the Constitutional Amendment,
Its rejection by ten States defeats it ; and
we shall find its rejection in the following
North Carolina, Texas,
South Carolina, Kentucky,
Here are thirteen that have rejected or
will reject the amendment- Tennessee
has n>t ratified it. The vote that Brown
low ciaimod as a ratification was not legal,
and will not be counted.
A law exists in Germany to prevent
drinking on the Sabbath during Divino
service. It runs thus: "Any person
drinking in at. ale house during service on
I Sunday, or other holiday, may legally de
| part without paying."
Local and Personal*
Explanation.—The data oa the oolored a&-
dre-i label oo this paper indicate; the time up t
which, as appears on our books, the subscriber bee
paid for his paper. Any error, in this label, will b.
promptly corrected, when brought to our notice.
Those of our Subscribers, who wish to know how
they stand with us, will consult the label on tbeir
papers. Don't let it get too far buck into the by
gone days-—Something might happen.
Farmers—wishing to purchase a good farm will
notice advertisement of Farm for sale by Walter
Bro's. of Mehoopany.
An Auction sale of cattle, grain and othor per
sonal effects of fonrad Kintner, late ol Tunkhannock
Township, dee'd, will bo made bj the Adninistra
tors, on Saturday Dec, Bth., at the house of widow
Advice, Gratis.—See what dealers advertise in
the Democrat, and go and buy your goods of them.
You may be sure of good bargains with inen who
are anxious to let pa"p!o know that they are in trade
The way to do this is as before hinted.
The First Sti >w of the season at this place, foil
on Tuesday ot last week. It was only a slight
"Harry" ot an inch or less in depth* but with the
frosty air we have had, since, was enough to give us
a f jretaste ol wh: t may be expected in the future,
Stoves, stove pipe, anthracite, overcoats, undershirts
Ac. are in good demand.
Donation.—The friends ef the Rev. C. R. Lane'
witt make him a donation visit at bis residence, cm
ihe day appointed for our National Thanksgiving
Thursday, No. 29th. All are invited to attend.
By order ed the Cocwmitlee-
The Attention readers ir called to the ad
vertisement ot Shufer A New Clothing Store
at Wilkes Barrc, in to-day's paper. Mr. A. G. Stark,
who has charge ol the business at that point, is o
well known to our people it u hardly necessary ftf
us to say to those visiting the valley UP J wishing
good, neat, cheap and elegant clothing that "Al"
is the man to call upon,
! Click, Click, Click, go the busy hammers and
0 .isels of Messrs. Stonier A Carey—masons and
I stone-cutters—upon the walk in front of our office,
jas we write this paragraph. With such men to da
the work and with such flagging as they have.
splendid walk along the entire main front of Mr
Henry Stark's blo-k will be the result. This, when
finished, will be one of the finest and most desirable
improvements, in the way of ''mending our ways.''
in town. Mr. S. though resi ling abroad, and appar
ently but little interested in these matters,is,throngh
his agent here, promptly and cheerfully complying
with the Borough ordinance in regard to them.
A Break In the Canal occurred at this.place ocj
Sunday evening last. About 100 d in- iwgttij of
the bank was washed away, to a. depth, in some
places, of Bor 10 ft below the bed of the canal. Of
course boating for the present is suspended, The
company have placed a. large fovea ef men and
t ate? at work repairing the injury, aaul:nxpect to be
able to let hi the water at tdfi cfcee of tfee present
week. The flood made by the sudden hreaking out
< f the entire water of t&e canal, was so gaeat as to
undermine the Borough bridge at the lower end of
town, and as a re-uit it now lies in a mass of ruins.
I at the bottom of the deep ravine ever which it span-.
' ned. Arrangements have been made by the E0.0,.
authorities for its speedy reconstruction.
It is Folly to think d young man, in this age
of progress and improvement, can ke successful in
auy business or profession with ihe limited business
qualifications possessed by some of /he primitive su
tlers in this country
In every profession or occupation, now a-days, n.
good practical business education is in/ispensable.—
llow to keep books of accounts, neatly and correct
ly, how to calculate interest and discount, how to.
draw notes, checks, orders, lesses and other papers
required in she every day busiuess transactions of
life, must now be known by all to ensure success and
guard ag.iins t imposition, The Busiuess College of
Gardner and Wheeler at Scranton, Pa., affords op
portunities for the acquisition of all these
plishments, by the young men in th's vicinity, bifan
expense far less than any other similar institution
in the country.
BAXATYNE—BURR—At Keiserville Pa., Novem
ber 7th. 1866, by Rev. E. F. Roberts, Mr P. M.
Burr, of Mehoopany, to Jdiss Anna Banatyne, of
DI'NLAP—SHANNON—By the same, Nov 10th,
Mr. Benjamin B. Dunlap, of Meshoppen, Pa., to
Miss Lariuda Shannon, of Auburn.
, Sill PP—STEMI'LES—In Tunkhannock. the 22d
inst., by the Rev C. R. Lane. Joseph Shupp,
and Rebecca, daughter of Mr Benjamin Stem
pies, both of Tunkhannock Township.
Whereas, letters of Administration to the estate
of Abraham Ace, late of Tuakhannock township,
Wyoming Co , Dee' I, have been granted to the sub
scriber ; All persons indebted te„said estate are re
quested to make immediate paymanU; and those
having claims against the same, will present tkeui,
duly authenticrted for settlement to
JOSEPH ACE Adm r.
Eaton, Wv. Co , Pa.
j Nov 28,1866.
j Farm for Sale,
Situated one and a half miles south ef
on the main road
Farm contains oce HUNDRED and SEVEN!*
FIVE ACRES, ninety acres thereof improved, foou
buildings, good fruit, well fenced and well
Address or call on, T. G. AB. M. WALTER-
Mehoopany, Wyoming Co. Pa Nov. 27, 1366-