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JU.OOMH1HJUO, H.VTOKH.VY, MAY IP,
RAILROADS IN THIS COUNTY.
Tun milking of a railroad up tho val
ley of Little Fishing Crcok, which shall
lend to tho AVost Branch by one arm,
and by another ia.-H through Sullivan
County, and connect with Northern Im
provements, Is one of tho thing: greatly
to bo desired In this section. This would
conuileto tho list of main lines by which
tho county can reasonably bo traversed.
AVe aro Informed that when tho C'ata
wlssa Railroad was about to bo finished,
on the resumption of work upon It, It was
contemplated to locate It from Rupert
by way of Littlo Fishing Creek, to find
Its connections upon tho West Rmnch.
This design was abandoned by the com
pany for want of funds; but as tho law
required thorn to come to tho mouth of
Fish 1 ng Creek wl th t hci r road , they came
to Rupert, and then turned abruptly
clown tho valley to Danville, and formed
their connection upon a short lino with
thoSunbtiryund Krio Road at Milton.
At present wo have the Lnrkawnnna
nnd Dloomsbttrg Itoad, crossing the
county along the north side of tho
river, and tho Catawlssa Itoad, crossln;
it from southeast to northwest. Tho
upper end of tho lino, however, being
deflected from a duo course, by being
thrown west to Danville, leaves an eligi
ble route north from the river unoccu
pied. Thcso lines, however, furnish
very cxtensivo accommodations to the
people of tho county, for all purposes of
trade or travel, and if it wore possible
to occupy tho valleys of Littlo Fishing
Creek, of both Littlo and Big Fishing
Creeks, by additional roads, the county
would be completely accommodated,
tho Roaring Creek A'nlley alone except
ed. Rut It is plain that with its termi
nus at Milton, and Danville as a way
point upon the route, tho Catawlssa
Road should never have been construct
ed to Rupert ; at least it should not have
been brought to that point with refer
rnco to its general purposes as a througli
route. Coming down tho Catawlssa
Creek, it should have proceeded from
its mouth along one or tho other banks
of tho river to Danville, instead of turn
ing up tho river and crossing near the
mouth of Fishing Creek, thus dlverg-
Ing from its proper route. Now, how
ever, that tho Catawlssa Road has passed
Into tho hands of tho Atlantic and "West
ern Company, nnd forms a link in the
great chain of railway communication
between Now York nnd tho Pacific, its
location to Rupert need not bo regretted
by those who shall own tho improve
ment. A railway interest so colossal as
that which will hereafter control it will
promptly make all necessary corrections
in tho location of its main lino for gen-
oral purposes, and will naturally enou
extend an improvement from Rupert
north, to liml those connections which
were originally intended by tho Cata
wlssa Company, and others which may
bo suggested, in the directon of Brad
. ford and Central New York. A road,
therefore, from Catawlssa, extending,
by Rupert, north and northwest, may
properly become a branch or the great
through railway routo between the Fast
and the West. There aro legal dlllleul
tles which may obstruct tho immediate
execution of tho agreement between the
Catawlssa Company and the great
through railroad Interest; but this diffi
culty will doubtless bo but temporary.
Ry Judicial decision, or by appropriate
legislation, tho existing contract will be
alllrnied, or some supplemental contract
authorized.
For purposes of trade and communi
cation witli other sections and remote
points, the people of this county must
rely upon railroad improvements. Tho
canal will bo relied upon only for the
carriage of coal and n few other products,
where tho iuestions of expense and de
lay in transportation will permit. Un
fortunately, as a channel of communi
cation and trade, the great river which
cuts through tiio county Is almost worth
less. Passing through broken moun
tainous regions in its course, its bed Is
orten rough, shallow, unnavigable, and
It is obstructed by dams. If wo secure
tho ascent of fish up its streain, by unv
of tho devices now proposed, wo will
got from it about all the results of which
it is capable, except as a feeder to slack
Water canals. "Wo mast, therefore, rely
upon rauroad improvements, among
which one by way of Littlu Fishing
Creek .seems practicable and probable of
accomplishment. AVo suppose n railroad
up Rig Fishing Creek is not to bo thought
of since the collapso of tho Green Creek
Petroleum Company I
IN THE ANTE-ROOM.
Thk following affecting sceno is de
, Hcribed by a correspondent In tho Jlepub--lean,
professing to writo from Wash
ington, under date of March 2(5 :
"A few days slneo I met your repre-
Fcntativo, tho lion. U. Mercur, in tho
unte-room of tho Kxecutlvo Chamber.
nnd near by was a largo delegation of
menus m oi mo Administration from
tho Iato Confederacy, evidently there
for the purpose of assuring Mr. Johnson
now heartily they loved him, anil how
unqualifiedly they ' accepted tho situa
tion' in which tho result of tho war had
placed them. I observed that tho
Judge's counlennnco did not wear its
uccustonied placid, good-natured tqipear
nnco; I ventured to inquire If anything
upeciai nan nnpponed or an unpleasant
nature. Nothing special,' was tho la
conic reply. ' 1 low long havo vou been
waiting to seo tho President,' 1 contin
ued. 'About two hours,' was the re
sponse. 'Vou expect to bo able to see
Mr. Johnson,' J wild. Tho Judge, look
ing toward tho ex-Rebs for a few mo
ments as though trying to count them,
responded, ' Well, It looks rather doubt-
mi.' "
Seeing tho above statement In tho
Republican of 20th March, on tho day
following Its publication, wo had tho cu
riosity (being In Washington) to inquire
Into the fact, und iiscertnlm.il distinctly
that uo " large delegation, from tho lute
THE
Confederacy," nor any delegation what
ever from that section, had called upon
tho President "n few days" before
March 0, as stated by tho writer of tho
above.
As to the statement that Mr. Mercur
waited In the ante-room " two hours"
before ho was received, It may or may
not bo true. The assertion of this cor
respondent Is but slight proof of tho
fact. Rut 11 may possibly bo trae, be
cause such cases of waiting occur con
stantly, and are unavoidable. Tho mal
ice and meanness In this case consist in
publishing tho fact (Ifltbeono) without
explanation, and with the iiecompiitiy
injrfalsehoodnbout thedelegatlon of'ex-
Rebs." Theplaln design was to represent
tho President nsniMng one Mercur very
badly, and preferring ex-Rebs to him.
The readers of tho Republican were to
be made Indignant at the insult to their
Congressman, obliged to stand cooling
his heels for two hours in the ante-room,
when, perhaps, Thau. Stevens wanted
his voto in the liouso on some anti-
Johnson measure; and while "a largo
delegation of ex-Rebs" enjoyed his mor-
tiflcation.
Rut tho correspondent has made up
his Indignation story rather clumsily;
he must improve in his stories if lie
Is to bo very useful to his employers.
What was he there for himself? Was It
to beg some favor or profess friendship,
so that, in belying tho President after
ward, ho might be ungrateful and 1 reach'
erousaswell as false? And how badly
the point of " two hour's delay" Joins to
tho statement of nn ex-Reb. delegation I
ccordlng to ids story the ex-Rebs. had
not been admitted anymore than Mercur
at the end of those famous " two hours,"
from which it appears they had not kept
him out at all; and all this wonderful
tale, upon his own showing, may he
taken as puro twaddle, if it is not to be
described as something worse.
Rut tho material part of this story is
a sheer fabrication.
REMARKS OF SENATOR COWAN,
Any statement which tends to explain
moro fu lv the President's views on
leading questions acquires a peculiar in
tercst in tho midst of tho numerous nils-
statements and perversions of facts that
nro continually belmr made. In this
connection wo give below the doelnra
tlon of Hon. Kdgar A. Cowan, recently
made in tho Senate:
" It must be remembered that this is
not n Government of absolute power. It
is a Government of law, and there is no
right to Impose any penalty not previa
ed bv law. An attempt has been made
and is being made, to create an opinion
that the President is deserting mo piat
form on which ho was elected in not
DimishiiiL' traitors. Rut I will say in
behalf of tho President I Will say for
tho President to the Senate, 'Get your
tribunal, and live hundred, or live tiinu
ffiiml if von want tlioin. of the lenders
with .Toil' Davis at their head, are ready
for you.' I suppose that it will not lie
contended that the president snau turn
into a nubile prosecutor. There are cit
izens enough, with intelligence oiiougl
and desirnonough.to bring them througl
tlienrillll.lrvcll.'lllliels wi thill tllO t'llltcll-
es of the law ; and I say on the part ofi
the President, if you fix your triimnais
and get vour machinery roimy you rim
have live hundred or live thousand oi
them to-morrow, and you need not bo
particular about the selection ; you can
select mem yourselves, anu iiu,su,
who can throw the blame in tills matter
upon the President ? But they niu-t not
lie tried bv a military commission, as
thev havo been declared cxtra-Juiliclnl
by iiio Supremo Court."
THE LOCAL PEESS.
The unanimity which marks tho de
nunciation of tho Coi.umihak by our
contemporaries, is, to say tho least, si;
nlflcant. and a striking illustration ol
tho truth of tho old saying, " Extremes
meet." We can but feel that they aro
not sufllciently grateful to us, and that
instead of denunciation wo should rc
celvo praise; for wo havo for some time
past supplied them with sufllcient male
rial for that portion of their papers
which is devoted to the abuse of others.
It is hardly confined to n single column,
however, but is a prominent feature in
every one.
Tho Democrat and Slur, in tho issue
following tho appearance of our first
number, showed a hopeful sign of im
provement in its choice of language, and
wo really felt that the work of refornia
tlon laid commenced ; but a lapse of two
weeks intervening between the publlcn
tlon of the first and second numbers of
tho Coi.umman left it without the
strength of our moral support, and it
fell back into its old ways. AVo havo
not entirely abandoned It, however, and
hope In time to see It become gentleman
ly nnd courteous In tone ; then it will ap
proach moro nearly to what we intend
tho Coi.umiita:; shall bo truly a family
journal. When that tlmecoineswobliall
be able to publish more interesting ex
tracts from the columns of our contem
porary than the second of tho two we
give below :
Tin: Coi.umiuajj. This Is tho title of
tho 1) sorgnnlzer's new miner, at th s
place, which made Its llrst appearance
on Saturday last, bearing tho date of
May , and promises to appear every
Saturday, regularly, after tiiis date. Tho
paper looks well, is printed upon If
noiu-iaco typo, aim in size will compare
favorably with any of our country ex
changes. It is conducted hvUcnwo II.
Moore, Ksq,, of some other place besides
inis. in pom ics wo scarcely Know
where to find It ; but It promises to "sup
port nil principles and measures of poli
cy which look to tho consolidation of
tho Union ;" besides supply n want very
much felt in tills immediate neighbor
hood, by establishing an " Independent
Journal." Jl it means to support prlncl
pies looking toward tho restoration of
the Union. It. to bo consistent in all
tilings, should undoubtedly place at tho
nend ot its columns me uiinio oi lion
1 leister Clymer for Governor. Tho prin
clples avowed and maintained by Mr.
Clymer. tho standard-bearer of tho Bo-
mocracy of this State in tho present
campaign, look to no other object than
tho restoration of tho Union through
President Johnson's plan. Whv not
then support tho man for Governor who
supports Johnson's policy, and " thus riso
auovu ino passions oi mo past V"
SifAMi:! Shami:!! Tho fuglemen of
iiiorobUJiniANiirostiiuiyingtocoimc
iuvh iu siqipuri uicir paper. mi me
COLUMBIAN, BLOOMSBTJRG, SATURDAY, MAY 19, 1866.
man who makes It his fiicclal (mines
to solicit subscriptions mistook his man
In one Instance. Tho solicitor saldt
' We have worn which we wish you to
lo, but vou must llrst agree to take tho
CotAJMiiiAN, else you cannot have our
work." " ro, sir, begone," replied the
1ii.iiwiii-nt. " I ilim't nsk vmir Work
under such a consideration ;'' and very
politely Informed the depraved wretch
that he was yet at liberty to do as ho
Pleased about subscribing lor n paper.
Men who thus attempt to drive people
Into tho support or their opinions and
measures aiinear to be unwilling to leave
the ring of former military forcoand ar
bitrary rule. AVe will not here mention
tho name of our untramellcd nnd In
dependent Democrat, but his name as
well lis the just romiKO given ny mm,
to lhi miserable tool of tho Columbian
has already gone abroad. Jlo shall bo
remembered. This Is truly a position
unoccupied by any other paper In this
county.
The following nrticle Is from tho lie-
publican of November !)(), 1805:
The more we see of Andrew Johnson
the more does our faith In him Increase.
While no ono has doubted his patriot
Ism and ildelity there are those who
thought he would err Injudgment. lie
Is proving hiniscii master oi tno situa
tion. Andrew Johnson Is to bo trusted. JNo
man has given a stronger proof of love
for country and fidelity to tho Union
tlinn lie. Go read the records of tho
session of Congress of 'lin-'Ol. when,
among all the Senators from ids part of
tho country, .loiuison stood mono aim
boldlv denounced tho rest as traitors;
read the thrilling stories or '(11, when
he was niriiln and again Insulted, threat
ened, and assailed by bodies of infuriate
men. when us property was connscaieu,
his sick wife with her child driven into
the street, a price set upon his bond, and
his patriotism seemed to have for Its cost
the loss of all ihat men held dear on
earth, and even life itself; and then read
the history oi his subsequent niiminis
tratlon as Military Governor of Tonnes
see, and tell us If Andy Johnson Is not
to be trusted;
Tho Columbia County Republican of
prll 2(1, 18G(i, announce: the appoint'
ment by tho President or Robert F
Clark as Assessor or Internal Revenue
for the Thirteenth District, the ofllco now
leld by theeditor of tho Republican, and
in the number for May 3 speaks of Pros
ident Johnson as follows:
We still hoped for better things and
kept h cut. Hut his course now Is sucl
as to make it Impossible for the party or
men that nominated, elected, and nave
rallied around him to longer support or
defend him. He is disregarding his vol
untary pledges, shamelessly falsifying
ids record, nnd bending his energies to
betray a faithful people. We cannot
we dare not remain silent nny longer,
Principles aro dearer tons than ofllco.
and the demands of our country more
imperative than the dicUims of tho
President. Tho blandishments or pow-
or cannot mako tin ralter. nor can tin:
honors and the emoluments or place
tempt us to sacrifice our principles or be
tray our party.
The. President Is a man or the vco
vie. As In tho past, so In the future, we
believe it is his determination to be true
to them. Republican, February 15.
Never were truer words written. The
President has been true to the people
and never truer than in his vetoes of
tho Freedinen's Bureau Supplement
and the Negro Citizenship Rill. These
most profligate ami unconstitutional
measures were vetoed by tho "man of
the people" because he was true to duty
and linn in its performance. A base or
timid man would havo shrunk from tho
encounter with numerous and powerful
enemies. I To would have consulted his
case if not his interests by acqutesciii;
in those iniquitous and high-handed
measures of faction. But because the
President was true to tho people, true
to his oath of olllce, and true to his lion
est convictions of duty, and did not
Hindi when pressed upon by faction
tho zeal of radicals, fanatics, mid dc
structives In ids favor has not onl
" waxed cold," but been turned into the
very bitterness of hatred. But, on the
contrary, the zeal of honest,sensible, and
patriotic men in the President's support
and their admiration of his courage, un
selfishness, wisdom, and virtue, has-
been immensely strengthened and con
finned.
Tin-: newspaper-press of this county
speak of the editor of tills paper as of
"somo other place besides this." AV
propose to enlighten them on this sub
ject. At the outbreak of the war we were
editing a paper in New York, butnban
doned that occupation, and enlisted as
private in tho Thirty-sixth Regiment o
Now York Volunteers, In tho month of
April, 1801. Wo served our full term of
servico in that regiment, nnd were hon
orably discharged, having received pro
motions in tho meantime. Tills much
by way or explanation. AVill our eon-
temporaries lio equally candid, and in
form us of their whereabouts during
that time?
Oun contemporaries are in a quanda
ry. By some the uii.u.mihan' is pro
nounced a Republican, and by others a
Democratic paper. Bet us assure them
again that it is neither ; it is not a po
litical, but is, and will continue to bo,
an independent Journal. AVhatovor it
can do to restore harmony and concord
between tho States it will do in all earn
estness and sincerity : and how this
paramount duty can best bo discharged
wo must bo allowed to decldo for our
selves. Believing President Johnson's
plan for tho restoration of tho States to
their former relations to bo tho best pro
posed, while ho abides by that plan wo
shall stand by him mid ills friends.
AVi: havo observed that a portion of
tho press of this country aro anxious to
excito the indignation of tho people
against the President for releasing C. C,
Clay, of Alabama, on his parole, mid wo
havo further observed that not ono of
these Journals has laid tho candor and
manliness to state that Mr. Clay was re
leased upon tho recommendation of
General Grant, Senator AVHson, and
others, after a full and thorough Inves
tigation of tho subject.
Tinmt: nro now only threo Itovolu
tlonary soldiers alive: Samuel Cook, of
Hatfield, Mass.; Samuel Downing, of
Carroll County, N, II.; nnd James Bar-
hum, of Missouri.
COMMUNICATIONS.
To (he .Editor of the Columbian:
I di'.mihi: to occupy somo room in
our new paper, to explain my reasons
for supporting your enterprise as it
nlon man and a citizen of tills county,
icemise I think that a good deal of mis'
representation about tho motives of some
who have Invited you to come here has
I,,.,.., ntr.Mii.iiiwl bv liitf.riwf i.1 persons,
t fi.it n iWt, Interest. Iii our snei'iiss
in the Into war against the Rebellion,
mwi 4imi.(ri,i .Hmt. no eiiViris bv ii dtl.
...... .
n could bo (oo cront to assist tho
fTJnvnrntiumf In lf front, wnvk. wlltctl.
' . . ..." , .' . '
as l understood it, was to Keep me
country together, and keep In force
,m- fviiwHiiitliinnl Rvsh.ni of li-nnlillcan
laws In every pari. In tho course of the
-ir It via mn'isMirv in rnsiirt In iiiunv
unusual and strong measures, and some-
tlnwM HittiiN wiri! .limn wbti'h worn Ir-
' " " .
tlwnicriit. tn li
" "" .
nmi,wl nr nviMisofl iv lin rlrnimistnn.
cos of the time. Rut at the end or tho
,- ..II ronMiinnlitn luwniH must linve
" - :
di that a new state of things would
nniilro n return to woll-sottlod lirlncl-
V
les of republican government proper
to a timo or peace. Accordingly the
habeas corpiu was restored somo time
ago In the loyal States, and military ac
tlon has glvtn way pretty generally to
tho nction of tho civil power. Aim ni
many other respects there havo been
changes In public policy, mid it is to no
nopcii mo intercourse oi ourpeopio wuu
each other will bo more cordial and
friendly than It was (luring tho war,
when there was so much excitement,
and when the most violent men in the
country came to the surface of society,
.iiid mm miicii more iniiuonco 111:111
usual.
Now what sincere Union men nnd
true patriots must desire above all other M. Bishop, T. M. AVoodrutl', and Phi
things In national policy, is that tho lander hong. The meeting was contln-
Union which was struck at by tho Re-
bellion shall be entirely restored In such
a way that it will bo secure hereafter,
and that we shall have continued to us
all tho blessings of constitutional liberty.
But to obtain these things perfectly re-
(itilrcs wise statesmanship as well as 1
good intentions in our rulers, and I have
thought wo were peculiarly blessed by
Prnviilonrn In lmvlii" for our President
at this time a statesman of ripe expert-
ence, witli n firm will, a love of Justice,
and deep devotion to the Constitution
of tlie country, who represents, nobly
and truly, those Union principles Tor
which wo contended in tho war, and
which aro now to be applied in timo of
peace.
I shall expect you, in your now paper,
to present to the people the policy of
President Johnson regarding tho resto
ration or the Union in a true light, and
enable them to see with what good
sense and sound wisdom lie has pro
ceeded so far in ids great work, and also
to explain tho position which ho now
occupies regarding furtherineasiires hav
ing tho same end in view. And I shall
limin tlmtrvou will also present tho is
sues betwA'ii him and his Jtadical ene
mies upon tho future policy of tho coun
try in so clear a manner that they can
not bo misunderstood by any or your
readers who desire to know the truth,
and to sec good government firmly es
tabl ished throughout our whole country.
I do not desire to be critical or cen
sorious upon the Columbia Count 1 lie-
county ; but I must say, for the truth agreeable to their unwarrantable dicta
requires it, that that paper does not ti(n, tho (Constitutions of such States be.
' , ... ,, l 1 . ..t.i ing now 111 perfect harmony with lh(
represent, at this time, tho true princi- UIm!mlt.a Co'titution of the Unite,
pies of Unionism, as I understand them, states; and
In the flr-tt iilnce. it is devoted to ncL'rn AViri:ni:AS. The Congress of the Uni
stillruge-a disunion proposition, which,
:.. a.?. 1. ,.i- f f, i, , ,,,,,1 r,,,.,;,!
In the hands or factions and fanatical
men, is made the main instrument lor
keeping tho country apart, and continu-
ine nil the evils mid mischiefs resulttll" wnr Ihih been fmccil iiimn thiM-minlry by llioillj
111, ail UIUIA lis mill misuiiLis u.iiiiin lm,ml,ss f ,,. s.,, w,n,.,, In i.n-ult
tlieretroni. in mat paper 01 I'onruaiy
8 there was nn article strongly sup-
porting negro suffrage in the District of
Columbia, and warmly approving tho
pas-age Of n bill for that purpose through
,T i, , in...
uiu Jioii-u m jvuii vnviiuuivt-n, nnu iiini.
ten when the electors ill' the UUtrlet hull
too w lien mo eiu.iors 01 mo insinu nnu
nnitested UL'ainst it bv mi almost Uliaill-
1 . - . . ....
IllOtlS vote, ill mis 11 opposed i-resi-
dent Johnson, whoso known hostility
to that outrageous measure has prevent
ed the Senate from acting upon it. It i
understood that If pushed by the Sen
ate It would bo vetoed by tho President,
and thus defeated. It has also in other
iuiiuivj, iijiviu .m.m-i ..ii.uoi.mi.-, nr
ported negroism 111 elections aim amend-
ineiitu t. ti.n t'riiistitiitinii wiiteh miiriit
...v..... ... ..." v p...
11 is 1 1111,1
11. t.. i.ii..
committed to disunion agitation on this
subject, which is Kept up to emnarass
tho President and to keep the country
.11. .1.1. 1.1
divided.
t. 1,111 1 tn.r..ot.i..
1 1 is imjiMisu uinii.sL i, iiu ! nmum
on tlio admission of Representatives of
States into Congress, and instead or
. ..i.ii.i.i..ii...i.... .1.1....1...1 41...1.
llllilisillllg lin!l ll-siiu;iii s viuivsim nnu
subject, or lainy stating mem, nas mis-
represented tho question and tried to
excito prejudice upon it. It holds to
tho heresy which has been so complete-
ly demolished by President Johnson
and other leading tmlon men, that tlio
Statesarenotoutoftho Union (requiring
reconstruction by an act of Congress
tho very doctrine that was asserted by
tho Rebellion, nnd which tho Union
men or tho country resisted by war.
Tho Republican untruly stated that
tho President had recommended the
passage of the creedmnn's Bureau Bill,
and after his veto it neither took back
the statement nor published tho veto.
so timt tin, President mMit have a f ilr
so that t ho I res dint might bin on l.m
hearing beroro its readers.
And while this has been Its course and
conduct regarding the President and Ids
policy, It has eulogized ids particular
enemies In Congress who have defamed
him and opposed his Administration
Mr. Stevens lias been eulogized and
Mercur praised and defended. AVhen I
mmu or mi meso tilings, in wen as
... . - .. ... .,
others which might ho named, I como
to tho conclusion that a truo Union
..m.-u. ,.., M.i. i..i. ui. ,.ii ,, ti.r. unwi.
.I,.lit ,! l ll. i,.!,,,,!,,!,.,
11. . ...V... ...... ... u .
,.v.,i ...... ..,.i-,. , i .
of unlonlsiii and justice, Is necessary in
Just this section, where the people arc
disposed to act right, nndtosupport good
men and good principles in the govern'
ment of the country,
A Rr.Pt'iimt'AN oi' 1S(1.
Towan-da, PA., May 0, 1S00
Tcrlhc Kdltor of the Cblumbian :
Di:ah Shi. A large number of the
friends of President Johnson met ni mo
court iiouse, m tins piucc, on iu.su...,
evening last. The meeting was organ-
Izod by calling Colonel Allen jHeKcnn
to tho chair, and appointing two secrc-
tar es. The court-room was densely
crowned, mm mo greuiwi c'iuiihwmh
... ... .....1 ....11... .1. ...
prevailed throughout, 'lhe meeting
.i.i.,wt..i i... rt,w,n.Siiii(ii
'.v umnrat,i . v,u..,..v.
and Hon. II. W. Tracy. The followers
of Stevens and Co. hero begin to treiu-
bio as their deception and hypocrisy are
being OXPOsed. HlO time H I10t ftir HIS
taut when me iraiiucers oi i rcamcm.
JollUSOIl will bo US lllUcll despised US the
" . .. . . f i.i... .i
nreh - traltors of tho South. Their chief
. . . ....... . , .!....!
SKICK 111 trade is iiusciiouu nun inn-ii,,
and should they succeed in eurryinguicir
point the COtlsequeilCCS Will 1)0 US disllS
trons to me country as was uiu piui. m
. .. . ii ..i-
Davis and U.
A Joiixsok RwunucAN.
JOITNSON MASS MEETING,
PtttistTAXT to a call of the supporters
Lf pidcu Johnson und tho present
Inttr.,tInl, n inrLro lin,i cnthusiaS'
tic meeting was held In the Court House,
n, Tmvmula. on Tuesday evening. May 8
() motioii. Colonel Allen MoKean was
,.i,fwm, urmtdent. After tho oblect or
. ,m.(,ti,1r hud been stated by tho
nrcwlcli-iit. S. W. Ruck and J. II. Pldn
MpV) jr woro dted secretaries. The
eimiVpinn appointed tho following per-
Uonsa Committee on Resolutions: lion
ir AV. Traev. Captain C. II. Ames,
Franklin Blackmail, Daniel Decker, J
ued bv Colonel Klhunan Smith, in the
absence of the committee, who lnterest-
ed tho meeting for a short time with an
exposition of the views and aims of the
Administration. Tho committee report
ed the preamble and resolutions through
their Chairman, lion. II. AV. 1 racy,
who enforced tho resolutions upon tho
consideration or tho meeting in a few
remarks, whereupon, on motion, the
mime were unanimously r.di pted, as To!
lows :
AViir.nnAS. AVe were or tho opinion,
11 Hio chirk davs or the Rebellion, that
tho " war ror the Union" would triumph,
nnd flint the valor mid patriotism of the
Union-loving men ot me nation aim me
nnllv wnild gloriously triumph over
secession and all attempts 01 neuei ar
niiosmiil Ilebi'lsviiipathizerstodisineni'
I.,. Hir. l'iiiin of Btntfx " nnil that
wm,n t'i,0 Hobellioii was crushed, 'mid
the Rebel laid down his arms, and sub
mlttedtotho Government of the United
States, that the Union of States, for
which ournrmies fought and bled, would
stand before the world upon a firmer
basis the wonder and admiration 01 an
civilized Governments, as a lasting mon
ument to the glory mm perpetuity 01
1 1. ii 1... . .....1
IVl'lllllllll.Ul IIISUIUWIMIS , .Will
AViir.itnAS. The Rebellion has been
mistiml liv force of arms, the Govern
niimt of tho United Stnt(v vindicated
and is now exercising rightful authority
over all tho States at the present time,
vet si-vnt.1 in P(nii,res--i nre denied to Ken-
'rcsontativos from seceded States in this
Union, who have elected and have in
nttendance Representatives of uunuis-
tionaoie loyally, aim who uru cuum-ii
to seats bv everv existing legal and con
stitutiona'l test; but an unscrupulous
malnrity In Congress deny tho-e ltepre-
sentatives admission, and propose to
V'a, stnk'3j1011 the twenty-llflh day of
July, one thousand eight hundred and
sl,.t-v'.().u. .uiopted a resolution in tho
words following, to wit:
...,,,., Timt iim nmrat iiontomiiio civi
iia.nn-t tim r.nntitutioirii n.ivmim.-m, nnu 1
.,L,,.i,,.v(,nn..ri.s.fi.iiiKiiiii'ur.'('iiiia)riiu'i-
,V, i':,t;j?,,?.:;;,.,.!i
win ri-i'miti. inn 11.
tli.it tills war It 111
j;"'"" "M.r'iJlniaiim::
nr fur tlin mirpovMirnw'rllirmvliiaor hiti'ifi-rliiR
wltnilinrllipiiirmiiiiialieii iiisiiiiiiiniisDi uioif
siiiti-i, Imt In ili fi'iia una iiinintiiln lliuMipri'iiiuc
"f "in CoiiIUiitlon nnil nil laws mailn In mirhu
anci, ln(,r,.(,fi ul)1j t ,,.,.,. n,,, pninn lm ni
Hi" Hunltv, I'limillty, ami rlalits nt I ho M-vrni
1 Stati'rt unhnnaiiiil : Ihat n.s sunn iw tin'M. niiji't
an-aocoiuiilUlK-d lliowa
far ought torenw." Thuru
Jtcxolred. That wo hold toand believ
that the Union of the United States was
never broken up, severed, or abandon
ed that an me ltebei armies 01 mesi
called " Con fodoracv or Southern State
with all their allies at homo and In P,u
mm. cenililneil cimlil nut uf rlke line Kin te
or iiortion (11 a riiatt) irom me Muericau
rnlon : That an tno Mines areas niuen
nieiiibers ofthis Government now
-I..1...11!.. .,,,,1 ..1 1,1
lll'iuiu lin: .ivum-nniii, nun nniiiim
i.,,.tn,i ,,..,1 1.,., ,, .1. nnil theiitteim
t , I;co., tR,m outrtldu the pale of tla
union, uy renising tno loyai ncopio o
their Mines a representation m 1 engross
1 is 11 iitiltuui IIUS illlll til 1111 1111 ,Y USUI I l.l 1 11 Ml
itiv.,,.1 ufi'i,., i,.,..,-r,, 11,. ,'v.
jii.i'" n it, ... iv u..vv...... ,,
our renewed coiilldcnce in me integrity
stability, and devoted patriotism o
President Johnson, viio, m me oiuiireai.
oi t ie lie ie no n. coiueuiieii iigaius; se
a, . ,,, . ,,, ,,, .,, IT.ilt,.,! Slt,it,w
senate, and dolled armed rebellion
Tennessee; who sprung from the people
and nas ever been me enemy oi slavery
, ""M.i" ,, Z Xil !
....Her of the inensiiresand pollev of tli
LdmiiiNtratIou of the lamented Bin
coin, and wopledgo him our hearty siq
port In his lalioix and policy Tor a Just
complete, and permanent reconstruction
oi me union.
Jtcsolced. That wo have nn nbldln
and steadfast attachment to tho princi
ples of tho Union party as laid down at
Baltimore, mid upon which Abraham
Lincoln and Andrew Johnson were so
triumphantly elected, never doubting
"That It is tho highest duty of every
American citizen to maintain against ail
their enemies the Integrity ot tho Un
k mul thu pL.rnmne,,t authority of the
Constitution and laws of tho United
States''
Jiexolved, That In our Judgment no
warrant can bo round In the Constitu
tion or tlio United States or any law or
Congress authorizing tho Senate and
Ilouso ot Representatives of tho Unite
States to pass a concurrent resolution
leelaring "That In order to dose uzlta-
iii!fiiiiirii.,..it!ir.,.if),i,iiiu p1.v-111.-1 uii-
fl.lt. 1II.1I1 .1 1 llll l.ll..ll nlt.. Ill',,
to liut,,rb thonetion or tho Government
Us well us to quiet the uncertainty
which Is agitating tho minds or the
people or tlio cloven States, wh c
i I ,, , ,. I....1.,..,..! I.. I... 1. I
M""1 lll.tl.uvll IU lio 111 llisur.
I reetlou, i Senator or Representatlv
hu(lhfl admitted Into either branch of
1 Congress from tiny ol the said state
until Congress shall have declared stfch
State entitled to such representation;"
such unwarrantable action on the part
of the two 1 iou-os, us wo most firmly be
lieve, has served not only to Increase Biieh
agitation, but greatly to disturb tho
(pilot aiitl Increase tho uncertainty now
pervading the public mind throughout
tho length and breadth of the United
States, as nothing can bo more clear and
certain than that the loyal people or eve
ry Suite In the Union havo tlierignitone
presented in both branches 01 v.011
iviu uiii'li rlirlil linlnir secured hv the
vi'ivimj ti.riiw of (lie Constitution, and
this rk'ht was expressly acknowledged
by Congress apportioning Representa
tives hi tiuwc very otuies, wiine m ac
tual rebellion, by an act approved tho
1th or March, 18(52, which was not to
take effect until Ith of March, 180:1.
Jlesolred, That treason against me
overnment of the United States Is a
rent and bunions crime, which should
lie severely punished, that It may 1C'
iwllmw in tin-iicniilc. AVe are tin-
alterably opposed to compromising with
traitors by bartering " universal anines-
'" for " universal suffrage."
Jtcwtvcd, That In the opinion of this
meeting neither of tho conventions
which have assembled at llarrisburg
mil i.l.i.'.'il in iinitifniittiiii rnndiilates for
. ' " .. ;. in. r
inventor 01 tun 1:011 iimnw run"
lo(lln nominiv
liolitlcal record.
nntecedeiils, and present surroundings
Will justify me loyai men, wim iipiuoi.
nnil Hiishiln the President. In giving
tllli.rnf thmn nt lirpsi'llt 11 llonHV SUIJ-
iort. Therefore they recommend the
ailing of a convention of the menus
f tho President to nut In nomination a
rmiilliliiln fur (lovemor or this Common
wealth whom they can more cheeriuiiy
nnil I'oiisislciitlv Nuiinort.
oinitv Committee of live be appointed
Mcsoirca, Thai n i.cmrai manning
iv the elmlr. whose ilntv It shall be to
appoint committees of vigilance in each
of the townships and boroughs of Brad:
ford Lounty, and transact sucn oilier
iHine.-s as mo best interests 01 tne uii'
;m party mav require.
Jlctolced. That Miles Bishop. C. H
Ames. Elmer Cowlos. G. II. Fnton. and
11. AV. Noble bo appointed as Senatorial
conferees to confer with such other con
ferees as may bo selected by other coun
ties of this District, to select a Senatori
al jjc ('"-ate to a state convention 10
nominate a candidate for Governor, If
such a convention shall he called by me
friends of President Johnson in this
State.
Jtesoleed, That Colonel Allen McKean
mil ( iilnnel K. Kmltli urn hereby an-
minted representative delegates to said
(invention, ii the same snau no nem.
Itcmlred. That the chair appoint
ommitteeof five to make arrangements
to establish a Union paper in the Bor
ough of Towundn. to advocate the prin
ciples or the Union party of the county
and sustain the Administration of our
patriotic President.
Jivsoieea. That mo proceedings 01 1111
meeting be signed by the oillcers and
published in mo mh.umiii an, puuiisueii
it Bloonisburir. Pa., and such other pa
ers in this congressional aim: senatorial
district as please to publish the Mime.
The President -appointed the follow
ng named gentlemen nsiiieiiiborsol'the
Standing Committee Tor the ensuing
year : Colonel 13. Smith, J. A. hinder
man, S. AV. Buck, Daniel Decker, Phi
lander Long, J. M. Bishop, Solomon
Stevens. The following named gentle
men were also appointed by the chair
to make arrangements for tho establish
ment of a Union paper: II. AV. Tracy
F. B. Ford, F.lhanun Smith, Uel 0,
Porter, and J. If. Phinney, Jr. On mo
tion the meeting adjourned.
TIIE PRESIDENT.
lIowr.vr.lt much President Johnson
may difl'er with tho party which elevat
ed him to power, it is very evident that
he lias no Intention of throwing himself
into the arms or any organization which
lias even tlio smell of disloyalty upon
its garments. 1 Iowcver much his view
may clash with certain of tho Union
leaders, lie manifestly intends, as he has
declared, to fight his battles within the
lines of tho Union party. In ids recent
conversation with GovernorCox,of Oliio
he said his whole heart was with tho
body of truo men who carried tlio coun
try througli tho war, and lie earnestly
desired to maintain a cordial and perfect
understanding witli them.
After making tho most strenuous efforts
to win over the Republican President
tlio Democrats are at last coming to the
conclusion that their labors will prov
unavailing, if a sudden chango of ton
affords any criterion to Judge rroin. For
example, Senator Saulsbury sard.Iu tho
course ol his lachrymose speech before
gathering of tho faithful at AVashington
on Saturday, that he was tired of sup
porting a man who would not help him
self; who let tho Connecticut election
go against htm when ho could havo pre
vented It ; who gives his offices to h
enemies, and retains a Cabinet wholl
Inimical to his policy.
Tho World now wants it to lio under
stood that "Air. .loiuison Is not our
President." Democrats " praise and
support him Just exactly as we should
havopralscd and supported Mr. Lincoln
We do not ask of him anything except
not to desert himself. Wo do not as
for olllces ; wo do not want them." It
continues:
"Tho President, in being afraid to
idcntifi liimHif in any way with tl
Democratic party (perhaps from motive
oi delicacy, which we appreciate), can
lose something; Imt that party whic
needs no particular man can easily do
without him. Clay left it, and thougl
lew more nine men nave lived sine
AVashington, the Democratic party man
ageci to exist without linn, mid to be;
him as often ns ho wooed the combat
Wo do not envy Mr. Johnson his pre
tended friends of Seward and Co.. when
ho so often and bitterly denounced as
enemies or tho Union, subverters of tho
uinstiiution.tinciprovoKersot civil war.
AVo did not ask him not to alllliato with
them; hut ho knows that, though he
asi; it, wo win not miniate with them
their hands aro too red with blood
and their pockets tod plethoric witli pub
lic piuuuor."
Tho AVuvi llkowlso changes Its attitude
toward the President, and says:
"If the President will consent fo 1
the tool of a faction, let him exectilo the
unconstitutional laws ol those icgisia
live monopolists, mil n he is Pros:
dent of tho United States, ho need not
tear to tramp o upon 1 in edicts of tl
demagogues who are going through tho
snow mid mocKory of legislation at
Washington,"
Following the lead of these two Jou
mils, we may now expect the rural Rem
ocratle press will go still further, apd
soundly bernto .Mr. Johnson lor not ful
filling their expectations, and ningin
himself along with them.
Tho President, however, will doubt-"
less pay little heed to, and care less about
these unfriendly expressions of opinion.
or need lie look lo mere party organi
zations for approval nnd stippbfti If,
Islng itbirt'tfllll partlc' nnd influences,
fearlessly and c.Mrfiieiitiousiy pop
fornls his Whole duty, the voice or tin!
American people will upjilalfd' mill tip'
hold hint. A'eW York Commercial AiU
ertlscr.
TIIE j?RANOniSE.
Kqvai.i.y adverse to tho great exam-
pies or nations In their career oi con-'
quest, and alike abhorrent to the spirit
of mercy which has hcretororo distill'
gulshed our own country, Is the tlffwisd
policy or debarring frotu friifitllfso until :
certain date those who havo voiuiuiw
rlly engaged III the Rebel servico. Those?
familiar with tlio subject must be ilw'nrW
that thoso who fought were tiny most
honest, the bravest, and tho best por
tion of the South. Their Influence In
io work oT restoration Is most needed,
because it is the most beneficial. They
aro the natural leaders of the South, and
mako them enemies by prescriptive;
legislation Is to pursue nsuleldal policy.
Outside of Fast Tennessee the men who
withheld sympathy for their section
were of littlo repute In their vicinage,
and will bo or little value to the public
now. There may be some Individual
exceptions to this rule, but they nro ns
raroas Inconspicuous. This proseriptivo
course can have but one nifect, to engen
der hatred nnd strire; which may fur
nish pretext for further despotic enact
ments. Indeed, but one purpose stands
out in this whole plan of reconstruction,
and that Is, to continue agitation unci
ontroversy on geographical lines, in
order to govern the nation by a sectional
lartv under radical lead. The very
proposition Is nn argument for Immedi
ate representation of tlio loyal men
whom the South havo chosen to sit In
Congress. Not one valid reason for
postponement is advanced. The great
principle of universal suffrage, for wlileh
so many prayers have been offered upr
and ror which so many weary speeches
have been made, is basely surrendered'
ror political power. To retain power
Congress has not only concluded to fling
the liolitlcal rights of four millions or
negroes to the wind, but dares, In the
race of public necessity, and in detlnnco
of every humane nnd Christian instinct,
make eleven States the bagatelle of par
ty machinations, and place niiNlons ac
customed to the rights of freemen under
the ban of degradation. AVhen honor in
man is lost the best part of manhood
goes with it. AVhen woman yields her
chastity the glory of her sex vanishes,
and she becomes the object or universal
pity. Rut these individual Instances,
melancholy us they are, do not nffect
materially the world at large. AVhen,
however, men who hold tho command-
ng positions usually occupied bystutos-
mon, whoso acts make up the weal or
woe or nations, forget their duties to tlio
law, eat their own words, violate their
own professions, mid disregard tlio pub
lic safety, for no other seeming object
but tho retention of political power,
then the fame of tlio Republic becomes
Involved, the chastity of free institu
tions is threatened, and at such times,
by such deeds, nations become dishon
ored, and tho glory of a great race is
tarnished. National Jtepublieun.
EASTERN SHORE RAILROAD.
This work is a continuation or tho
Delaware Railroad from tho Delaware
line to Anniniisset, on the Chesapeake
Bay. From the former to tho latter
point the distanco is thirty-nine miles,
mid it is completed nnd ready for opera
tion to thu town of Princess Anne,
Maryland, twenty miles, leaving nine
teen miles to bo made. The Kastern
Shore Railroad Company, which owns
and is building tho road, 1ms nearly ex
hausted IU means, and without help
will not bo able to complete the work.
Only sixteen thousand dollars, however,
will be needed, and for this the compa
ny appeals to the merchants and bttsl
ness men of Philadelphia. This appeal
has been Indorsed by our Hoard of
Trade, and ought to be responded to nt
once. The object or tho lino Is to open a
through route of tho trade and travel,,
between Philadelphia and -Norfolk,,
without tlio interruption experienced
on the Raltimoro route, and without the
perils of tlio sea voyage. AVhen tin)
road shall havo been finished to Annl--missct,
n lino of superior steamers will
ply in connection with it between that
point and Norfolk. These flno steam
ers havo been secured, and aro ready fo
run as soon as tho road shall be finished
and worked. Tho whole, or nearly all,
of tho road from Princess Anno to An
ninilssot is graded, and for fivo miles
from Princess Anne it is nearly finished.
The sixteen thousand dollars asked for
will do tho work perfectly, and our
tradesmen may bo assured thrt with,
this help wo shall soon have the new
line opened to Norfolk. Let it bo fur
nished without delay. North Ameri
can. AN ECCENTRIC INVENTOR.
I.N" noticing tho death of Mr. Ap
pold, the well-known engineer, a Lon
don paper observes that tlio most ro
innrkablo proofs of his cloverness ns nit
Inventor were collected in hisown liouso
and tho works adjoining it. There ev
erything that could be made so was au
tomatic. The doors opened as you ap
proached them, and closed uftcr you had
entered; wafer enmo unbidden into tho
basins; when tho gas was lighted tho
shutters clo-ed; a self-acting thermome
ter prevented tlio tempernturo rising or
falling above or below certain fixed
points; nnd thealr supplied for ventila
tion was both washed to cool and screen
ed to cleanse it from blacks. F.ven tho
gates of his stable-yard opened of them-
selves as he drove through, and closed
again without slamming.
Captain Thomas Jovus, tho first
white male born In Louisville, Ky, died
in mat city on l-nuay, in nts seventy
I eighth year,

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