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

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Wednesday. Feb 27, 1867
Geary's Rulea for Pardona,
We observe by the papers that Geary
has pardoned Mark Keeney and K. 8
Tnompson, the two election off ers from
Windham, this county, who were tried
some time since and sentenced by the court
to pay a fine ot SSO for refusing to receive
the vote of Stephen Taylor, a legal Voter
of that district.
When first entering upon the duties of
his office, Geary, almost every
thing else hut the aleged faults of his pre
decessor, Curt in— who wa charged with a
too tree use of the pardoning power, had
drawn out and published certain rules
which were to be inflexibly adhered to in
ad cases of applications for pardons. —
These rules if enforced, made an applica
tion for executive clemency, even in ci at
cases, about as difficult, uncertain, and
expensive as * suit i.i the English courts ot
Chancery, where such suits are said to be
entailed to the third and fourth genera
To show that war, that stern, unrelent
ing teacher, had well nigh dried up the
fountains of the milk of human kindness
in his trosoni, and that he was unlike his
kind hearted and weak-kneed predecessor,
these rules were made by this "stern states
man." They were hailed by the radical
press as an evidence of superior sagacity
and statesmanship, in the man—who as
governor on a former occasion stole the
grandiloquent well rounded sentences of a
puritanical New England governor, and
tried to palm them off on the rude fron
tiersmen of Kansa as his own. These rules
were published by them, with the usual
amount of bedavering commendatory
comments. Of course, '-Geary is a states
man, of ihe first rank" said they. Just
look at his rules to be observed in granting
pardons. Does he not say that they "are
intended to subserve the administration of
justice," and that they will be "strictly
enforced and relaxed only when good rea
sons shall be furnished for so doing?"
These goo 1 reasons seem to have offered
themselves very freequently, ever since
their promulgation.
In our exchanges all over the state we
find that all election officers who in the
interest of Geary violated t ie eb-ction laws
and their oaths of office in rejecting votes
of alleged deserters, and have been prose
cuted far so doing, are receiving pardons
from Geary aimo.-t without asking for tliera.
In some cases they go to trial with pardons
in their packets and after having put the
county to the expense and trouble of the
trial, and after conviction, when called up
lor sentence, flout the k pardon in the face of
the jtt'tge.
It would seem that Geary's rules which
we publish below, do not apply in cases
where the applicant is a radical and ha>
contributed to Geary's election by refusing,
in violation of their oaths arid the law, to
allow men to voet against the hero of Suick
ersville". The following are Geary's rules
for those who are not his political friends.
First. No pardon will be granted until
notice of the application theiefore shall
have been given by publication once a
week for two consecutive weeks in a news
paper printed in the county in which the
conviction was had.
Second. No pardon will be granted un
less notice of the application shall have
been given to the judge who tried the ca isr
to the district attorney, or th attorney who
prosecuted : proof of which notice shall li
furnished this department.
Third. All application* for a pardon
must have with them the foil- wing papers
written it- a clear and distinct hand;
1. A certided copy of the whole r-'cord,
including docket entries, minutes of court,
copy of indictment, pleas, and all other
papers on file in the court relating to the
2. A full statement of the reasons upon
which the application is based setting torth
all the mots; the notes of evidence taken
on trial; letters from responsible persons
in the community where the crime was
committed, a lecomm-ndation from the ju
rors w ho sat on the trial, and if any of them
refuse to recommend a pardon, reasons
given for such refusal; leiter from the dis
trict attorney or counsel who tried the case
and a letter from the judge setting torth his
views upon the subject of the application
Fourth. Recommendations for pardon
for unexpired terms of sentence must have
a copy of the w hole record as In-fore re
quired. AI-o a commitment; petition from
prisoner setting forth reasons, and state
ment front warden and inspectors of prison.
Fifth. No personal application will be
S'Xlh. All of the above papers, when
submitted, must be accompanied by a prin
ted copy of the same in pamphlet form,
twelve copies of which at least must be sent
to this department. If the pa-pes are too
poor the pajier book need riot be printed.
Seventh As these rul>-s are intended to
subserve the administ ration of justice, they
will be strictly enfqjced, and relaxed only
when good reasons shall be furnished for
so doing. JOHN W. GEARY.
Executive Chamber, >
Harrisburg, Jan. 31, 1867. )
RAIL ROAD PROGRESS —It will be seen
l>v the subjoined article clipped from the
Pittston Gazette that the Lehigh and Sus
quehanna R. R Co„ are making every ef
fort to complete the connecting brink be
tween Towanda and Wilkesba re. We are
told that the work on the entire line will
be vigorously prosi euled towards comple
tion the coining summer. The Gazette
says: * t
We learn that the Lehigh Valley R. 11.
Co have purchased the Pittston branch of
the L. <fc B. R. li. ; the understood price is
*So,GOU. A week or two since we men
tioned that the Lehigh A* Susquehanna
H. K. Co. were actively engaged on the
rock bluffs, south of town. Tln v have lost
the Pittston branch, this woik is now sus
p- nded and the free of laborers transferr
ed a few feet lower on the bluff to cut a
new towing path for th< canal. It ts un
derstood that the Leiiigii Vallev road, after
crossing the canal mar Mill Creek, will
keep between tin* canal and river to a short
distance north of the Tompkins Shaft,
where it will cross to the east or berine
side,following the of the L. <Se 13. branch
through town to the present d pot at North
Pittston, where it wi'l cross the L. &i B.
R. II and continue up the river Susque
By this tran>fer of the Pittston branch
to their rival, the Lehigh A Su-qiehanna
Co. arc literally bluffrd out of to n— at
least the bluffs prevent their getting in. ex
opt fry an ascending grade from Port
Gnffi h through the depression where the
li. R- of the l'enn Coal Co, is now built.
"Perils ot the Hour "
(From W'u.-hiogton National Intelligencer.)
Six years ago we diifted into war be
cause the Ameiican people would not be
lieve that any of its pubiic mm were mad
enough to prefer ruining the country to
abandoning their own self willed purpose.
The same danger threatens to-day. The
majority in Congress arc bent on tyrannic
rule, without legard to the <'onstitutiou.—
They are trampling on its provisions on the
pretext that they do not apply to rebels,
and laugh at tin idea that the p< ople will
re.-i-t sooner than have the solemn guar
antees of thai instrument contemptuuu-ly
Does not every wise man see that the
Republic is sore y threatened ? Our Con
gressional leaders say that they arc acting
in perfect accordance with the Constitution,
But in all controversies about the meaning
of thai instrument there is but the authori
tative tribunal. This, Congress is now
purposing to disregard. 1 lie Supreme
Court has solemnly pronounced against
miitaiv tribunal- for civilians. In di fiance
of this, Congress proposes to govern one
half of ci>is co ntry by military commis
sions. Ir. the name of constitutional liber
tv, in the name of the martyred de-id who
have fallen fighting the great strife lot the
Constitution and the Union; in the name
of thegr at interests with which this Re
public is entrusted; in the name of the
oppressed of all the lauds who lo -k to this
as at once their model and their inspira
tion, we protest against this proposed vio
lation of our oiganic law.
degrees In the Cars.
When Dr. Worth melon's pet measure
to fore.- negroes into cars promisc'ioudy
with other p oplc's wives and daughters
were before the Senate, Mr. Wallace (l)i-m
ocrai) offered the following: Provided,
That nothing herein contained shall he eon
stru-d to compel the admission of negroes
into berth- in sleeping cars, or to punish
any one for the exclusion of persons of < ol
or from cats set apart for the use of ladies.
Lost —17 nays to 16 yeas.
The bill imposes a penalty of SSOO, and
imprisonment and damages bes de. against
the company, employees and otliars, for
stopping or preventing the negro from tak
ing his position where he pleases. Accord
ing to the above vote, therefore, if your
Wife or daughter takes a leeping berth, and
a burly negro takes a fancy to occupy the
same, neither you. wife, daughter, conduc
tor or company have any right to iuterfere,
under a heavy penalty.
TIIAD. SI KRESS. —The Ii 'Ston Doily
A<lre rtiser, a Radical journal, uses the lol
loping language in regard to Mr. Stevens:
"Few men in Congress are more com
pletely destitute of the <juali ies which
should characterise a leader of a great par
ty, although it may he that few have more
of the qualities which enable a man to seize
a temporary control lie has neither cool
judgiiitnt i or a sagaci'us con prehension,
nor the intellectual authority of a great
mind, nor even a proper self respect. He
has seemed to lead, however—and it may
he admitted that to a certain extent he has
lead—for the simple reason that whether
his conclusions are well reasoned or iu>f, he
knows w hat he wants,while the mass around
hiin do not."
CR A good looking Meth <dist clergy
man. "Rev." I. R. Dunn, has been arrested
in Louisville for the ruin of a young Miss
Nellie Davison, of Indianapolis. It was
the old tt'-ry. The fellow is now making
shoes for the State, at a Ive years peniten
tiary engagement.
Josh Billings savs : "God save the
f<ols. And don't let \ m run out, for if it
warn't for them wise men couldn't get a
tgf An insurable old bachelor, who
*e< raing'y rejoices in hi- infiimitv, describes
marri .ge a "female despotism, tempered
by podding*,"
have had no accounts of "South
em outrag *" on freedom for a long time.
Wail uutil another election.
The Blackest Record.
In speaking of the character of the bill 1
reported by Stevens from the Committee
qp Reconstruction, and which passed the
House of Repre-entatives, on Wednesday,
the 13th inst., the National Intelligencer , j
ol the next day, thus forcibly describes it:
"The blackest record ever made by an
assembly ofthe representatives of a free
people stained yesterday the proceedings
ofthe House of representative*. Never,
in the most tyrannous hour of the Long [
Parliament misrule; never, amid the ut
most subservience to the royal mandate of
an English King; never, in the most
bloodthirsty epoch of a French convention,
did the representatives of the people stamp
themselves with greater ignomy. The bib. i
which passed by a vote of 109 to 55, hands
one third of the people of this country over 1
to military government. For*the rule of ;
law it substitutes t' e will of an officer i
For the tribunal of a judge, it furnishes a
| drumhead court-martial or a military com
mission. For the process of a court and
I the peactdul visit of a a sheriff it proffers
| the order of a petty satrap and the presence
of a squad of bayonets. It ignores the
CI let Magistrate of the United States
It invests a General with absolute power
over one third of his countrymen. It erects
subord.nate dictators, armed with unhrt
died power, from the Potomac to the Rio
Grande. Throughout this broad domain,
comprising the fairest and most fertile sec
tion of the Republic, no man is to have a
secure title to his property; no man's
house is free from search ; no man's chat
tels exempt fiom seizure; no man's iife
sale fiom peril. An army officer, a soldier,
exalted above the law. mav ruthlessly in
vade a citiz n s home and drag him fn->m
the bosoru of his family. Such a bill
makes a mockery of free institutions. It
despites all the great Safeguards of popu
lar liberty It tramples on the freedom
of the press. It annihilates the right of
free assemblage. It silences the lips of
free speech. It infringes the right of th
people to ber arms. It wipes out the ]
guaranty of a grand jurv presentment It
abolishes the x mption of freedom from
seizure and and from search. It abrogates
the right of trial bv a jury of one's peers
in the vicinage of the commission of the
si eged offence. It tramples upon the pre
rogative of the President, it m kes war up
on the Constitution, it reb'ls against the
authority of the Supreme Court. It in
vades the sacred constitutional rights ofthe
the citizen. It is treaon envelop.-d in the
forms of law. It is rebellion wearing the
garb of legitimate power. It is usurpa
tion assuming the sanctity of constitution
al enactment."
bad as the Stevens' Kill is, which is
so well described by the Intelligencer, vet
Elliot's bill for the government to
Louisiana, which passed the Hone tv a
vote 113 to 48, is much worse. Even the
New York Time, a Republican paper,
thus sp ak of its character and effects :
4 *lt is prosenptive alter the manner of
Tennes>ee, and will //tee rite to thi heart'
burning, the angry contronernie*, the bitter,
bl'toify strife which prevail in Tennessee to
this hour. It confers the franchise upon
tlie negroes, universally, while it disfran
chises n> arly the entire white population.
Practically, therefore, the re organizat ion
ot Louisiana will be entrusted to its freed
men; thev, and they alone, will have the
election legislators, and though the Con
vention the framing of the new Constitu
tion ; the resident whites bring at their
mercy in all tnings political. No gift of
prophecy is needed to for tell the rrmxeyuen
ces of this Policy. It in irritating and
daiu/eroim to the last degree, and its ff. ct
upon ihe property and business interests
of the State w ill be most disastrous."
• In order to makv our victory the mors complete,
it 8< ems that Providence has permitted our Presi
dent to turn against us, that the pieople, through
th-ir representatives in Congress migh' make their
victory ths more thorough " Kepub Exchange
What a habit these broad nosed phari
. sees have of calling 011 the name of Provi
dence. and putting all their short coming*
|on his shoulders. When Lincoln was
I assassinated in Fords Theatre, it was
openly pronounced an act of Providence,
r Lincoln was declared to he the Moses that
was allowed to view, hut not enter the
■ promised land, that Providence removed
- him, and placed a man in the Executive
chair, who had more nerve to carry <>ut
; G->d's designs auainst the South. So
- sang the Radical press and pulpit then.
There may be truth in the above quota
tion, nevertheless. Man is declared to be
"despernti ly wicked." In view of that
/ fact and the conuptions, licentiousness,
e c„ at Washington, Providence comd not,
very consistently, entrust the Mongrel
: Congress to carry out Ai* views. Their
- victory is not God s victory or he would
i not have "permitted our President to turn
against *." The idea, however, of Prov
■ idence granting a special permit to the
i ! President, sounds a little too much ot Pu-
I ritan blasphemy.— Jeffersotuan,
\ philosopher who had married a
vulg.r hut amiabie girl, us.-d to ca'l her
, "brown sugar," because, he said "she was
sweet but unrefined. 1 '
A leveler, perceiving t*vo crows flv
-1 ing side by side, said : " Ay, that is just
j how it should be; I hate to see one crow
! over another."
(3T* IFhat is the difference between a
spendthrift and s feather bed ? One is hard
up and the other soft down.
tW Bv the ancient laws of Hungary %
man.convicted of bigamy was compelled to:
j iive with both wives in the same house.
£L*T The prophesy, " Many shall run to
aid fio, and know-edge shall be increased,"
is believed to refer the advent of newsboys.
tW She who can compose a cross baby
is greater than she who composes books.
(g° Eight hundred ahd ninety-two crira-,
nals in the Ohio penitentian, and the Rad
icals still in an unaccountable majority in
.that State, The penitentiary must be en
> Urged." •
ftoorfe Peabody.
George Pealwdy, the wealthy American ;
banker in London, is the moat munificent j
man in the v orld. Scarcely do we recov- 1
er from the amazement and awe into which .
one of his pruicely endowments or dona
tions throw us, than another equality star
tling and grand is put forth by liim for the
relief of the indigent or the promotion of
civilization. A christian and a pure phi
lanthropist his name will descend t.Me lad
der of time, surrounded by a hale of glory
andsanctified by the majestic laudations of
a world. He has recently addressed a long
letter to Hon. Robert C, Winthrop, of
Massachusetts, Bishop M'llvaine. of Ohio
Hon. Hamilton Fish, of New York, Gener
al Grant, ar.d soi.e twelve or thirteen other
equally conscientious and high-minded gen
tleman of the United States, wl om lie ap
points Trustees, and in whose hands he pla
ces one million dollars, the income of which
is to be applied to the relief of the suffering
citizens of the Southwestern portions of ihe
United States,who have been impoverished
by the ravages of our late civil war. In
addition to lb- INCOME TJ be derived from
the donation, he grants permission to the
Trustees to use from the principal sum
within the next ten years an amount not
1 exceeding forty per cent., which is to he
j expended for the ''promotion and encour
agement of the intellectual, moral and in
dustrial education" of the class to be hen
fitted by his munificence. He also places
in the hands of his Trustees, sl.lo<>,ooo
worth of bonds of the State of Mississippi,
issued to the Planter's Bank of that State,
whieh is to be added to the trust.
The pure charity and the philanthrope
tenor of the letter of donation,coming as it
does from the generous heart ofthe d nor,
cannot fail to'elicit the admiration of the
world. Being confined to men of all sec
tions of our country, and being for the ad
vantage of the scathed and stricken ones of
the South as yvell as the N- rth, the gift
towers high above everything partisan and
perches upon the very summit of b-nevo
lence. How manv thousand hearts will
rise np and call George Peab >dy blessed,
the mighty Ruler of Heaven alone will
know, but that the future educational ad
vancement of the Southwestern State- will
be founded upon his philanthropy all the
woi Id will testify. All honor to this great
and noble character whom we are proud to
claim an American.
Radical l,ove for the Soldiers.
" Private Miles O'Reily," General Hal
pine of New York, writing to his paper
from Washington city, says:
The Senate, in its eagerness to slaugh
ter Mr Johnson's proteges, is making a
mighty bad record for itself with regaid to
"Our Hoys who wore the Blue ' It has
rejected scores of noble and deserving sol
diers tor no other reason than that their
names had been sent in for various places
by the President—as if, because Mr. John
son may be wrong in some points, his sins
were possessed of so foul a contagion as to
blast and sully the brightest record of men
who did gallant service during the war.—
Take the case of young Major owe, for
merly of the 4 bloody Sixth Massachusetts,"
and for years a confid ntial and tnist> d
staff officer of Maj. Gen, Sedgwick ; yet
even be, who sent in tor Collector ot the
eighth Massachusetts District, is rejected !
So also with Gen. Pratt, of Brooklyn, who
travels around at this wrtirig with a min
ie ball somewhere hidden .u his neck, and
whose recoid cannot be surpassed. So
likewise with Gen. Eagan ; and so on with
nearly two score of faitlnul and patriotic
appointees, distinguished graduates of the
army, who have been kicked by the Senate
off tlie ladder upon which Mr Johnson
strove to place thror feet. A fu 1 re
cord of these rejections is now being pre
pared by Mr. Ilaiiscombe, of the Republi
can—the personal and army history of
each offieer being given after his name;
and when this shall C"tne to be published
and u-ed oratoricallv as a campaign docu
ment, it certainly will do tlie reverse of
good to the radicals as represented in the
Senate—the reverse of injury to the Presi
cable despatch this morning (says the N.
Y. Herald of yesterday) from our London
correspendent announces that news reach
ed that city yesterday of the rising of the
Fenians in Ireland. The outbreak occur
red at Killarney, and the revolutionists had
marched towaids Ketimare, pursued by-
British troops and attillery. Another re
pott states that information had been re
ceived by the Cabinet in London of the
landing of two ship loads ot Fenians at
Valantia, the European terminus of the
Atlantic cable, and that Sir Hugh Rose, of
.>epcy notoriety, now sitting in the House
of Peers as Lord Strathearn, and L>rl
Naas, the Chief Secretary of Ireland, AVho
is a member of the House of Commons,
had taken a hurried departure for the
seem of action.
Thiusday last an immense lump of coal
from the Lehigh Coal and Navigation
Company's Summit Hill mines, passed
down over the Lehigh Vallev Railroad, on
its way to New York, there to be shipped
to Par s, to be exhibited at the great
World's Fair, which is to he held in that
city, in June next. The Mock is 4 feet
wide, 3 feet 9 inches thick, and C feet ong,
and weighs 7,1.59 pounds. It is the sec
ond largest block of anthracite coal ever
quarried —the largest being the block
which lies in front of the Lehigh Coal and
Navigation Company's office,, at Maucb
Chunk, which weighs 8,500.
(gr George Peabofy, the American
millionaire, who made his money b\ bank
ing in England, has, in addition to his oth
er munifi.-ent donations, given $2,000,000,
to he used for the promotion of the moral
and intellectual education of destitute
youth in the Southern and Southwestern
Stales of th< Union.
" A man was asked what induced him
to make a law student of his son. "Oh.
he was always a lying little COM, and T
thought I'd humer his loading propensity."
Occasionally an individual says f® n*,
"times ate too hard with tne, 1 must stop
my paper," or as in some instances, "my
wife says she thinks we can dispense with the
paper now, and I must stop." Thus tr
stop the p .per ihe first thing as a useless
expense, without thinking of t'e aetual
waste of money for rainv things drank,i-at,
smoked or chewed, which can do the sys
tem no good, hut rather harm.
The newspaper, savs a cotempnrary, can,
or should, be regarded as a benefit to every
household ; it imparts usefu' information ;
it furnishes subjects for thought and con
versation ; it adds a charm tor social inter
course ; it makes an agreeable member of
societv. To be without a newspaper one
might as well be out ol the world ; lie comes
a p.-rfeet nohodv ; wlu n h goes into so
ciety and hears others talk about current
events and discusses questions of local or
general imer- st, he can take no part in
these tilings because he is not posted up,
not having read the papers. And in the
family circl * what an the paper
has—the children read it and gain knowl
edge ; it serves to occupy their leisure
hours, to keep them from frivolous amuse
ments, and gives an attraction to home.—
Surely, then, no wise parent would consent
to go without a newspaper in his family
and a local home newspaper too. lie may
think he can got along without it, because
he is out in the world, and can have the
reading of the paper from Ins neighbor's
shop or store, or he can learn what is going
on from others But this is rath, r a mean
way Men ought to be indepen lent.—
They ought to read for themselves If,
however, tliev think they do not- need the
paper themselves, they may rest assured
their families do. Considerations lik
these should have their weight, an. 1 should
indue • those who have had thoughts of
stopping their newspapers not to do so,and
f-r those who have not taken a paper to
subscribe at once for one.
The Prisoner Surratt,
WASHINGTON Feb. 15. 18(55.
Tlie Swatar* SI ill lies off tlie Navy
Yard villi Smalt on board No C' mmuni
cation from (he shore is allowed with tin* v s
sel, except by parties having antliori'ythro*
the Navy Department. It is understood
the Cabinet will consider, to-pa}', the
question as to the pioper plan for the safe
keeping of the prisoner, and other subjects
in that connection. A cell has air. ady
been prepared in the jail for his reception,
to which he will probably soon he trans
ferred, under the custo V of the United
•Ma es Marsh >l. Tne Svvataia left \ ilia
Franca with Suiatt—and not Lisbon, as
was reported —and stopped for a short tint
at Maderia, to procure coal, during hei
vuvage homo.
This aft ertioon, between four and five
o'eloek. and soon after notification by the
N-.vv Department of its readiness to de
liver Suiatt to tlie civil author-ties. Mar
shal Gooding proceeded to th • Navy-yard
with the above warrant, and having ex
hibited it to Admiral Hadt id, the latter,
with a guard of marines, repaired to tlie
Swatara, and so<>n leturned, bringing with
him the prisoner, whom he delivered to
the Marsh d.
Suratt was in Zu >ve dress, such as he
wore when lie was captured in Alexandria
Egypt, and hand Cuffed, 1! ving (i-<
placed in a hack with an arrne . guard, u>-
was driven to the jail, which lie reached at
five o clock, and was piaced in the custody
of the warden, who has lately had fitted up
three iron-clfd cells, one on each floor
w ich are used for the confinement .f mur
derers and desperate character. He was
placed in one of these cells, fin>m which
there is no possible chance of escape, and,
therefore, m> d >ubt about his safe keeping.
No one will be allowed to see liitn, ex
cept mg bi s counsel and the otfi ers of the
The prisoner positively dcuies that he is
.John 11. Suratt.
tW The story abont Jefferson Davis
having been disguised in his wife's clothes
at th<- time of his capture has at last been
officially disposed of. Secretary Stsn.ton
has s-nt to the Senate afu 1 Copy of i he re
port of Major Wilson, the officer who
was in command of troops who made the
Capture. Major Wilson's report includes
the reports of subordinate officers sent out
to prevent the escape of Mr. Davis across
the Mississippi river, including that ot
Lieut. Col. l'ritchard, of the 41/ i Mich.
Cav , who captured him. A 'ot one word
is said in these iespntches of Mr, D/vi*
having been taken in any costume but his
own. Had it been otherwise it would cer
tainly have been stated. Thus is a misera
ble slander, promulgated at the time, now
refuted by an official report from a quarter
where it was known to be false from the
fi st This makes Stanton look execed
ingly small in his malicious meanness.
To the Democracy of Pennsylvania.
The Democratic State Committee -it its
meeting", January 20th, at Harrisburg,
adopted the following resolutions :
! Ist. That the regular Convention of
the party for nominating a eandida'e for
the supteme Bench be held at llarrishnrg
on the 2nd TUESDAY of JUNE, 1807.
at 12 in., ami ihat the Convention shall
he composed of the usual unmberof dele
2nd In addition thereto it is recom
mended to the Democracy of Pennsylvania
to forthwith el -ct in the usual manner two
del. gates of recognized position and influ
( ence in the paity for each Representee and
| Senator in their respective District who
shall meet in Mass Convention at llarris
hnrg, on a day to be fixed by the Chair
man of the State Central Committee.
by order of the Democratic State Com
B, L. FOSTER, Chairman.
Mongrel politicians are queer
fellows; they think that war kept the
Southern States in the Union, aud that
peace put them out,
Local and Personal.
Explanation.— The date on ad
dress label on this paper indicate* the time a. ta
which as appears on our book*, the subscriber baa
paid for bis paper. Any e.rror, in this label, will W*
promptly corrected, when brought to our netiee
Those of our Subscribers, who wish to know how
they stand with us, will consult the label ea their
papers Don't let it get too far back into the by
gone days-.-Something might happen.
Goods at Coat are now being sold in large quan
tities at the store of Ro, Mills 4 Co. Any of oar
friends who wish to obtain them at these rates should
not hesitate to make tracks towards that -Eldorado"
of the poor man
The Daily Register, I at Scranton by
Mayor Hill of the Scran/on Register is like its pro
totype, the weekly, n spirited and readable sheet.
We wish friend Hill the abundant success which
he so much'y deserves in his new undertaking ; and
feel certain that he will attain it, if his energy and
public spirit are duly appreciated by our Scranton
Church Hfulc Hooks.— Among the most pop
ular works for sale at tlm Music establishment of L.
B Powell, of Scranton, are the "Jubilate" and *
"Harp of Jiidnh," by Emerson ; the "Psalm King,"
by Perkins, and the "Key Note," by Bradbury
These and other Music Books can be had of Mr.
Powell by the quantity at the wholesale price;
The Revival, in the various churches in town
are s'ill kept up .- as well as the Union prayer meet
tings at the Templar's Hall. Twelve or fifteen re
ceived the ordinance of Baptism, by sprinkling, at
the M E Church on Suodsy last Five were bap
tized by itnmerson, by the Kev. Mr. Grow. The
Rev. T P Hunt has returned, and proposes to preach
everytevening this week, Saturday excepted, at the
Pre.-byterian Church.
The Small-Pox from which we hoped ourtowm
pcnple would entirely escape, has prevailed in the
fan ily of Mrs. George Ross who resides at the west
e ndof town,for several day's. Since the nature of the
disease, which for sometime was doubtful, has been
known, the family have taken every precaution to
prevent its further spread. The rumors that it
exists in the family of Mr. Philo Bowers on the river
Bank are not lully confirmed.
We feel it our duty to report and shot' report ev
ery well authenticated case that exists in town, until
all danger from it has entire y passed.
A New Counterfeit (Quarter.—A new and
dangerous counterfeit of the twenty-five cent issue
has recently appeared. It is almost perfectly en
graved and well calculated to deceive the most
practical eye. Upon close examination it may be
detected l.y noticing that the scroll work around the
figures "25," on the upper left hand corner, touchea
the fine lines around the edges of the note which
form the bordering, while on the genuine no part of
the scroll work touches the line. When these notea
becomes worn and dirty they will defy description.
Corporal Punishment.—The Laws as to Cor
poral Punishtnent---Parent and Child-
The Law as to Corperal Punishment- —Teacher
and Pupil.
The Law as to Punishing for Misconduct Out of
The Law as to the Proper Instrument to l used
in Punishing.
The 1• ws ot all the States on the above subject*
are carefully complied, arranged, and explained in
chaprei 4, 5, 6 and 7of the new book entitled "The
Lawyer in the School Room." This attractive, cu
rious. and instructive little volume is sent by mail
to any part o r the United States forSl OO
Address the author. M. McN WALSH,
No 65 Nassau Street, New Fork.
The trade supplied on usual terms.
CRAWFORD —WILLIAMS —ln Keiserville Feb.
16th '867, by Rev. E F. Roberts, Mr. Schuyler
0 Cr-iwford, to Miss Emma M. Williams both of
the uoove uatued place,
VOSE—YAMER-Alsn, by the same. Feb. 21, 1867
Mr. James L. Voge, and Miss Amanda E, Yamer,
both of Keiserville, Pa.
DEPEW—SCOTT—AIso, by the same at the M. B
Parsonage in Meshoppen, Feb. 21, 1867. Mr Dal
las Depew, and Mi3S Elizabeth Scott, both of Au
burn. Pa
SPRAGUE—STANTON—In Nicholson, 19th inst.
by the Rev. II J icques, Mr. Floyd F. Sprague
and Miss P. Jenny itanton, both of Nicholson-Pa,
by the Rev. Isaac Austin, Mr. Spencer Fcrgerson
of Nortbmorelaud and Miss Harriet A. Eggleston
of MD nroe.
DODSON —DA\ EXPORT—AIso, by the same, at
the M E. Parsonage. Centreiuoreland, Feb. 15tb,
Mr, Alexander Dudso i, and Miss Rachel Daven
port, both of Union, Luz. Co.
the residence of the Bride's Father, Feb. 21st, Mr.
Miles F. Newberry of Monroe, and Miss Mary J.
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