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£|e gcmocrut, HARVEY HCIIiER, Edttar. TUN KHAN NOCK, PA 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, forg.-tf.ng 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 tion. 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. REGI'L AI ION S KOR PARDONS. 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 case. 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 permitted. 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 I.ne 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 hanna. 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 overthrown. 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 living." 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." Providence. • 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, f \ 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 dent. IMPORTANT NEWS FROM IRELAND.— A REPORTED FENIAN RISING. — A special 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. COAL ROR THE PARIS EXPOSITION. —On 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." THE INFLUENCE FROM NEWSPA PER*. 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 influer.ee 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 prison. 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 goes. 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 mittee. WILLIAM A W/LLACB, B, L. FOSTER, Chairman. Secretary. 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, publi.be 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 neighbors. 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 School. 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. Married 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. 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