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BLOQISBCRG, WEDAESDAY, FEB. 20, 1867.
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r duly autlioried tosolieit and receive subscrip
tions andadveriisS far lh" Democrat. -ir, pub
lished at Blconmburg, Columbia county, Ia,
Democratic Slate Convention.
Th Democratic State Committee, at its
meeting, on January 20th, at Hariisburg,
adopted the following resolutions :
1st That the recnlar Convention of the
party, tor nominating a ranmui iB iu
i ' . . ill.il f . .K.irrr Alt
Knnreme Herw-h. be Iieia at nan 5.
y'cIOCKiU., ami ttjaisaiuv.uiivv..
posed of the usual nam ber or awrgai
2nd. In addition thereto U is recommend
ed to the Democracy of Pennsylvania to
forthwith elect, in the usual inannor, Uo
delegates, cf recognized position aud mflu
Strain the party,, for each IlonresentaUve
and Senator in their respective district who
FhaU meet in Mass Convention, at , Harris
burg, on a davto be fixed by the Chairman
of the State Central Committee
- By order of the Democratic State oni-
Inittec . William a. wa ll ace,
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Ness this session so far, save the passing
e resolutions ana uuis,-iuu 01 me nig-
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ns- resolutions nut vurv euiuunnieiiiarv 10
iyduaii v,vjwa.-i anu lcsiuent .juu.su., as
well a3 paying consideraMe attention to the
election of a United States Senator, by the
appointing of a joint Committee to investi
gate frauds that were alleged to have been
committed by men in the Camxuon interest.
The election parsed off, and on the heels of
which followed tha jeport of said Commit
tee, setting forth in strong and convincing
language that they were unable to discover
that any improper mean.s were used iu the
election of United Statea Senator by any of
the candidates for that ofiice.
The Constitutional amendments were tak
en up at an early day, and fully discus.e 1
by both Radicals and Democrats, for nearly
two weeks, before a vote was had upon them.
All the sound logic and argument presented
were against the passage of the amendments.
They were, as everybody anticipated, passed
by a strictly party vote.
A bill ha3 been passed making it an offence
for any conductor of passenger care in this
Commonwealth to eject a negro from any
cax3 that were intended for white ladies and
gentlemen to ride in. Cuffy has a perfect
right, says tho Legislature, to sit by the side
of your wife, and if the scat is too uncom
e .1 i 1
luiutuij jjii;cu tiie van tun:..
The question-of Sunday travel, by the
running of care in the city of Philadelphia,
has been disposed of. This quotum has
been hanging in the legislature for several
years. A bill has been passed leaving the
whole matter to a vote of the people in the
city. By their vote they decide whether
the Legislation had on the subject shall
stand as law, which provides for the run
ning of the cars immediately after the elec
tion, if the result be favorable. The Phila
delphia members nearly all favored the bill.
It met some stubborn opposition from the
We notice that quite a large number of
bills have been passed this winter, chang
ing the venue in certain cases to other COUn
r C it. T. - t. ,...tir 1. .1 1 ...111
commenced. These venues have been chang
ed upon the.gronnd'that politics interfered
and the parties feared that justice might not
be done them. This kind of Legislation in
many cases should not be granted ; but
, with the present loyal Governor and loyal
. Legislature, all an Abolition Attorney has
to do, when he gets hold of a pretty tough
case, is to apply to his loyal brothers for a
change of venue, and it is granted, without
any further trouble, and some other County
is obliged to bear the expense of the trial.
In many cases, as we have said before, it is
wrong and the practice should be, in some.
. way, checked.
The Connellsville Railroad bill met its
defeat a few days ago. There was a pretty
fierce fight made upon this bill, principally
by the minions of the Pennsylvana Kail
A bill was parsed but a day or two since
authorizing tli3 borrowing of twenty-three
millions of dollars to pay debts that are
over due. This is one of the freaks of 'our
boasted prosperity S23,000,000 short !
Tue Democrat and Stah for, Nothing.
Desiring to enlist the services of our friends
everywhere in the circulation of the Demo
crat ANO Star, and not wiihing any one
to work without, compensation we make the
ioiiowmg oner :
We will send a copy of the Democrat
;-AST Star for one year, free of charge to
Vnv rfrsrm whn sends us the names of five
new subscribers, and ten dollars. The sub-
-acribers need not all be at one post office.
r This arrangement will enable any active
person to secure a copy of the Democrat
ane Star, free of cost, by a little exertion.
There is not a neighborhood where five or
more subscribers could not be got in a few
hours, by any one who would undertake to
do so. .
SiF" The Radical Guillotine has been at
work in Washington. The Senate in Eiec-
' titlvts session, a short time since, chopped
off the heads of quite a large number of
President Johnson's appointed office-hold-
. ers. Among the number from this Stat;
who were rejected, we notice the name of
. oar friend Hon. Jzsper B. Stark, of Wilkes
barre, who was appointed Collector of thi
twentieth district. - Mr.- ty. was not at ?.u
surprised to leajn that the Radical Sen'ite
: refused to ' confirm -hrs appointment. Flad
he been a dis-unioonigger-lover -he might
- have stood some chance. - f
rD Four thonsand yotm men haTe left
s. n. jAcocr j. p. stjvmas, editors.
The Constitutional -,".nd"
meats In the l,egiiatul l
IlARRISBCBft FEB- 6, 18G7.
The Constitutional Amendment, during
the past two weeks, hava been freely venti
lated in both IIou.se The Democrats have
had Jecidedly the best of it, as the argu
ment is all on their side. I cannot refrain
from congratulating the Democracy of Old
Bucks in having such an able and zealous
Representative as Frank Headman, as he
is familiarly called. n last Thursday, while
the Constitutional Amendments were under
discussion, Mr. Headman made a most-telling
and eloquent speech. I-have taken the
liberty to make a few extracts from it, which
I would be pleased to see in the columns of
the Democrat and Star, believing that
they will be read with interest by ever Dem
ocrat in your County.
3Jr. Headman having the fkor, spoke of
the folly of endeavoring to convince the rad
icals of the error of their wayn, but he owed
a duty to his party and to his country, to
protest against the passage of these amend
ments. I proceed to make a few extracts,
which elicited particular attention from both
sides of the House :
" There has been a great deal said about
rebels and rebel sympathisers. The Re
publicans have called us traitors, because
we do not thmk as they do. They have
trampled the Constitution of our country un
der foot and proclaimed that they have a
''hjgher law." Why, sir, these men here
who are branding us as traitors, and have
taken an oath to support the Constitution
are traitors of the blackest dye.
It has been said of me that I am disloyal
and that I hang out a secession flag. 1 hang
otic a flag at my home that the ncsrro wor
shippers do not wih to understand. It is
one that has descended, even to the fourth
gcneration m my iamilv. I will here de
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nr h 110 silL- ni nst nurr tlit IiriTiir. n'iiri"
of heaven. In the centre of that blue
ground is painted a bundle of thirteen sticks,
firmly bound together, emblematic of the
Union. They ere surmounted by a Liberty
cap. Clutching those sticks are thirteen
ban. Is and stalwart arms, representing the
thirteen original States, grasping the Union,
and the motto inscribed upon it is, "77:i'
tee irill drfend or die .'" That flag was be
tween those snow-clad hills at Valley Forge;
it was in the battle front at (iermantown;
and. sir, men from South Carolina and Mas
sachusetts marched shoulder to shoulder un
der its folds, as well, also, the patriots fro 111
Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Con
necticut, Georgia, Maryland, New Hamp
shire. Virginia, New Vork, NortR Carolina
and Rhode Island. Through the storm and
hail, over the frozen and snow covered
ground, on that bleak and dark December
night, through my own county of Bucks,
their path could be traced by the blood from
their shoeless feet. That army if army it
could be called, crossed the Delaware,
amidst floating ice. That was the darkest
hour of our country's history. Men from
all the States that ratified the Constitution
were there, and on that Christmas morn,
true to the motto on that flag, achieve 1 the
victory at Trenton.
the first rebel, led one wing of the forlorn
hope. These men went through all the
hardships and privations that human beings
could endure. Rut the bright sun of victory
smiled upon them ; and there was the free
dom of our country won. and that honored
flag was triumphant. I am proud to say
that this is the flag that waves over my
house above the stars and stripes.
''The Republicans hare encouraged the
negro to live in idleness, and forced the
Government to support him. You have
your agents traveling all over the country
at Government expense in behalf of negroes,
but for white men the hand of charity is not
extended. White soldiers can be seen daily
on the highways and.bywavs, with one arm
or one leg, asking alms. There are no tears
of sympathy for them no Government
agents hunting them up to relieve their
wants. Unfortunately for them, they are
white, and according to radical rule, they
did not, like the negro troops, 'fie lit brave
ly." I think the time will soon come when a
cry of injustice done to white men will go
up that will shake the granite hills of New
Hampshire, and re-echo along the hills and
valleys until t reaches the orange groves of
Florida, and extend from the Atlantic to
the Pacific coasts. Men will the n go forth
to oppose fanaticism and misrule. White
freemen from all sections ot this country
will be in battle array. They will not rally
under the stars and bars, but under that
flag, with its thirty-six stars unsullied, while
you on the other side of this House will
have to fight under a flag of but twenty-six
stars, alongside of negro troops. Yo will
then, indeed, have to "fight bravely."
I say, go on gentlemen in your nefarious
crimes and plots, agitate the country, keep
up the excitement, depreciate your curren
cy, close, your channels of trade, shut up
your mills, foundiers and workshops, stop
your mines, throw the masses of white men
and women out of employment, then will
come the time you will wish you had never
We have already suffered all sorts of pri
vations find hardships. The Constitution
has been laid aside under the plea of mili
tary necessity, and under that pie persons
have been incarcerated in forts and bastiles,
without due process of law. They have been
denied the right of trial by jury they "have
never been confronted by their accusers. All
this has been done by usurpers and tyrants
men that would barter freedom for a great
man's feast, and sell their country and their
principles for a mess of pottage. Prolong
ed cheering. And these are the men who
took a solum n oath to support the Constitu
tion in which these rights are guaranted to
There is an old saying, that the darkest
hour is the hour before dawn, and I think
the darkest hour in the history of this coun
try will be when the programme of the Sen
ator from Eric is carried ont. He said, that
if it was necessary, the I 'resident should be
removed, and if those men in bla k robes
at Washington, (meaning the Supreme
Court of the Uuited States,) Mood in the
way, they also should be removed. When
that takes place then will be the darkest
hour the Radicals ever saw. My militnrv
experience in the late rebe-rlion does not ex
tend very far. I had nothing to do with
the negro crusade. .My hands are clean
they are not stained with a brother's blood.
But, sir, if the President of the United
States is removed, and the Supreme Court
abolished, I, for one of the two hundred and
ninety thousand (290,000) Democrats of
Pennsylvania, will buckle on my armor, un
sheath my sw,rd, and swear before Al
mighty God never to yield until I die or the
Constitution of my country triumphs. litre
all the Democratic members aroso to their
feet, and most enthusiastically applauded
the speaker, while the Republicans sat in
mute astonishment. Then, should I live,
ifc shall be ray guide, and all men that violate
it by committing treason', such as Jno. Brown
and his sympathisers did, I would strike
terror into their hearts, and like the Ro
mans of old, decorate all the trees along the
highways-with their dangling corpses.
"I shall vote against these amendments
because they originated in and were sent
people, and that is an usurpation of power,
by this Legislature, to pass them without
consulting the people. By. passing these
amendments you violate your oaths to sup
port the Constitution ot Pennsylvania, and
take away from her one of her dearest and
best right the qualification of her
Oh, sir, if I was a Brutus and Brutus a
Representative from Bucks, and occupied
the position I do on this floor, I would har
row up not only the minds of this little
band of thirty-eight patriots and Democrats,
but the whole people of this great Com
monwealth, that they would make the vil
lage blaeksmi'.h's anvil ring music convert
ing plough shares and priming hooks into
implements of war. I would gather white
men together, martial them to support the
Constitution and the Union, march them
under that flag with her thirteen stripes and
thirty-six stars, with that srord old motto
waving over it "Til Id WK WILL DE
FEND Oil DIE."
Mr. Headman took his scat amidst a
storm of applause, ami was warmly congrat
ulated by his friends fur his masterly effort
in defence of the Constitltion and the
The World Mutual Like Insurance
Company. This sterling institution, rank
ing among the very best of its class, now
offers superior inducements to those who
wi.-di to avail thewselves of its benefits.
Among the special features flf the company
are: Mutual premiums lower than those of
a majority of the life insurance companies
of the United States. Non-participating
premiums lower than those charged by nuy
company iu the world. Dividends increase
annually after two years, with the age of the
policy. liOsses paid within thirty daysafter
notice and proof of death. Thirty day grace
allowed in the paymentof premiums. Spe
cial attention is directed to the non-partici-
nation rates 01 premium, oy which method
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the insurer secures at once the largest possi
bio amount ot insurance lor a sta.et sum. 1
which is never increased or decreased dur
ing the continuance of the policy. Has
plan is recommended to those person.? of
fixed income who desire to pay an even sum
and to secure now the largest insurance there
fore. The scale of premiums being on the
average twenty eight per cent, lower than
their participant rate-, will secure a policy
of-:57 per cent, greater, which is equivalent
to an annual ca.-h dividend of oT per cent,
paid in advance, or to a cash dividend of 50
per cent, at the end of five years. Maj. J.
F. FrueaufT,of Hollidaysburg, ia the general
agent for this company fur this State, and to
whom applications for insurance, local agen
cies, etc., should be addressed.
Editing a Newspaper. Considering
how manj' good advisers of editors there are,
it is Strang; there arc so few good editors.
Perhaps a careful investigation of the mat
ter would show, however that good editors
are oftener spoiled by trying to follow too
many advisers than by having too few.
Tltere is plenty of advice which the receiver
would do better to pocket than to practice.
Most advisers, so far as our observation goes,
regard much writing and good editing as
nearly synonymous. There isno greater mis
take, and none more fatal in the successful
editing of a general newspaper. Benjamin
Franklin has credit f r saying that "the best
editor is scissors," by which he probably
meant that the editor who recognizes the
fact of there being in the world many go.d
writers besides himself, and avails himself
of the good things they hive written, will
make the most interesting;ind acceptable
newspaper. Men who know most about
making newspapers do not estimate an edi
tor's labors by the number of columns be
writ is, but by the completeness and finish of
his paper as a whole. The fallowing para
graph, written by an Englishman of much
experience contains the gist of the whole mat
A good editor, or competent newspaper
conductor, is like a general or poet born,
not made. Excrei.-e and experience give
facility, but the qualification is innate, or it
is never manifested. ( n the Jjondon daily
papers, all the great historians, novelists,
poets, essayists and writers of travel have
been tried, and nearly every one has failed.
'I can,' said the late editor of the London
Times, 'find any number of men of genius
to write for me, but very seldom one man of
common sense.' Nearly all ii-ceslul editors
are of this description. A good editor sel
dom writes much for hs paper; he reads,
judges, selects, dictates, alters, and combines ;
and after doing all tins well, lie lias lut utile
time for composition.
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for a paper
is one thing to edit a paper is another."
TSvya An Infant-M. rii dep.. On Saturday
morning last, a son of Mr. P. Bloom, in
passing along the line of the street railway,
found, a bundle which, on examination, was
foun t to be an infant with its throat cut
from ear to ear. It had no doubt been mur
dered, and thus disposed of to hide the
fiendish and unnatural mother from shame.
An inquest was hc-lTl by the Coroner, Dr.
Wagner, but no facts were elicited showing
the author of the terrible crime. The police
took the matter in charge, and fmding evi
dence implicating Elizabeth Edward, she
was arrested on Monday morning, and after
a hearing was sent to the county jail to await
trial. We forbear ail comment on the mat
ter, preferring not to prejudice any parties
charged with the crime. Scran ton Feg
ESJ The Brunswick (Maine) Telegraph
says, the farmers in that region are begin
ning to groan over the taxes. They. will
soon begin to bellow. As yet they have ex
perienced only a few twinges of rheumatism,
but when the genuine gout seizes them, as
it surely will, then let them bless the party
which they helped to bring these woes upon
our coup.try. Let them groan and bellow !
Like the rich fool, Dives, they have had
their "good things," and now they are to be
tormented. The wealth they have suddenly
amassed is made of blood the blood of
their countrymen. Not a dollar of it that
is not an abhorrence in the sight of God.
BS, The wife of General Sickles died in
New York, on Wednesday last, where she
has resided Tsince the Key affair at Wash
ington.. S& Five members of Beecher's church,
in Brooklyn, have been arretted and held to
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Washington, Feb. Ut 1867.
It is generally understood that the testi
mony taken thus far by the Judiciary Com
mittee has no relation whatever to the offi
cial acts of Mr. Johnson since he became
President, but is confined ovehisivelv t .-il- I
leged reports of what he said before'he was i
ever nominated for the Vice-Presidencv. i
The Houe to day bv resolution aoorouriatcd
$10,000 to enable the committee to procure
witnesses, ttc. In all probability they will
discover some startling testimony as soon as
they begin to disburse this fund'. The evi
dence must be had, let it cost what it may,
and if $10,000 is not enough, more will be
A Democratic caucus was to have been
held at the Capitol this evening, but owing
to the absence of the Chairman, 31 r. Win
field, it was postponed to a future day, of
which due notice will be giveu.
No information has yet been received at
the Navy Department from the steamer
Swatara with Surratt, the conspirator on
board. It will be remembered that the
Swatara sailed for home on the 8th of Jan
uary, and it was then thought she would
reach here by the 1st of February, if she
should make the trip under steam. No
doubt the cause of her non-arrival is that it
was necessary for her to come a great por
tion of the distance under sail.
Mr. Chandler, of Michigan, moved that
the Senate take up the resolution offered by
him on Saturday last, whether Andrew
Johnson, Vice-President, and acting Presi
dent of the United States, has anv authoritv
to appoint provisional Governors for the j
States lately in rebellion. The resolution !
was taken up and agreed to. It elicited j
considerable discussion from both radicals 1
NEW ORLEANS RIOT.
Mr. Eliot and Mr. Shellabargor, being a
majority of the Select Committe.c to inves
tigate mutters connected with the New (Jr-
leans massacre ot .July .J, isoit. ami to re-
port such legislative action as the con lition
of affairs in the State of Louisiana requires, !
to-day made their report. j
The report gives what purports to be the ;
facts of the riot, all of which, having been 1
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is thrown upon the Mayor and police of
Wu.dtingtoii, Fib. 1-.
UANKRL'IT HILL PASffSI).
The Senate this afternoon, by a vote of
'22 to '20, passed the bankrupt bill, which
was rejected the other day, but brought up
again tm a motion to reconsider. It origi
nated iu the House and was materially
amended by the Senate .Judiciary Commit
tee. The chances are that the House will
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concur in the amendments and thus save
me oiii. proviuca u can ue reacneu ere inc;
close of the session
The following is the vote on the bankrupt
i'cax Messrs. Cat tell. Chandler, Conness,
Cre-sswcll. Dixon, Doolittle, IVsscnd. n. Fos
ter, Kieiinghuysen. Harris. Howard. .John
son, 31cIouga!I, Morgan, Norton, Poland.
Pomerov, Ramsey, Ross, Stewart, Van
V i n i k le." a n d W i lso n 22.
n. Messrs. Brown, Buekalew, Cragin.
Davi, l'ogg, Grimes, Henderson. Hen
dricks, Kirkwool, Lane. Morrill, Nesmith,
Patterson, Saulsbury, Spraguc, Trumbull.
Wade, Willey, Wilii'ams and Yates 20.
Absent or not voting .Messrs. Anthony
Iv'mun Is, Fowler, Guthrie, Howe.
Kiddle. Sherman and Sumner 10.
I RESIDENTIAL TERM.
Mr. Poland, of Vermont, offered a reso
lution that the Judiciary Committee be in
structed to in.juire into the expediency of
amending the Constitution so as to limit the
service ;is President to one term, to extend
the duration of the term to six years, to
abolish the office of Vice President, and to
provide for the election of President by pop
Mr. Poland said ho did not wish the im-
mediate consideration of the
was laui over.
The Ways an 1 .Means Committee arc hur
rying the tariff bill along in order to report,
it this week if possible. It js understood
that they have substituted most of the lead
ing feature.-? of the House bill of last ses
sion for those adopted by the Senate.
PRESIDENT PROTEMPORE OE THE SENATE.
It is conceded that Wade, of Ohio, will i L'!a. Columbia county,
soon be nominated bv a Radical Senatorial ! On the 14th inst., by the Rev. Y lhiam J.
caucus for the Presidency of the Senate. : Eyer. Mr. John H. Hart.el, of Mam l own
He has no opposition at present, and will no ; ship, to Miss Rachael Hans, of Beaver A al
doult be unanimously selected bv the cau- : hy, all of Columbia County,
eus. " ! On the 17th inst.. by the same. Mr. Jon-
THE TARIFF RILL.
The Committee of Wavs and Monns will
not probably report on the amendatory tariff
bill for a week to come. They, have raised i
the duty on jute, hemp flax, wool and iron
I above the rates in the Senate's substitute,
ami so or other articles.
Mr. Morgan, of New York, introduced a
bill umeiidiii? the law tiviror the plnrir of
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collectors oi custom?, so as to make me sal
ary of the general appraiser at New York
P.'tiiiiO, and of the assistant appraisers at !
Portland, Boston. Philadelphia. New Or
leans and San IVanciseo at $2.5(!J from the
1st of July, S0t".
A bill appropriating $15,000 for the tem
porary relief of the destitute colored people
of the District of Columbia, to he distrib
uted under the superintendence of tho
Freedmen's Bureau, was introduced.
Washington, Fib. 11.
A conference committee has boon ordered
on the disagreeing votes of the two houses
on the amendment to the bill regulating the
tenure of office. The House embraced' Cab
inet Min'sters in the list of officials who
shall not be removed without the consent t f
the Senate. The amendment was disagreed
to by the Senate, hence tlui necessity for a
conference committee to settle the matter.
AP.SENCK OF WITNESSES.
The impeachment investigation has come
to' a stand still, owing to the absence of wit-
jsses. The Committee have been entirely
unsuccessful, thus far. in procuring any tcs-
timouy ot the slightest importance.
THE J.ATE PHILIP JOHNSON.
The remains of the late Philip Johnson,
member of Congress from Pennsylvania, and
who died in this city on the .'i 1st" ult., will be
removed to-morrow from the vault in the
Congressional Cemetery to Easton, Pennsyl
vania, for internieivt. The remains will be
accompanied by the Hon. S. McLean, of
Montana, and Hon. Mr. Holbrook, of Id.--ho;
Mr. Ordway, the Serger.nt-at-Arms of
the House ; James L. Mengle, and D. II.
Mender, a committee from Easton, and other
friends and relatives of the deceased.
Washington, Feb. 15.
TARIFF ON RRUftS, AC.
The Ways and Means Committee, this
morning in considering the Senate tariff bill
had a long discussion on the subject of in
creasing the rates of duty on drug. They
arrived at no conclusion, but the evident d.i
Dosition of the maiorifv was to makft thk
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. ME CONNECTICUT ELECTION.
Radical politicians here think the Demo
crats will elect their candidate for Governor at
the approaching election in Connecticut. It
is conceded that the New Haven District will
elect a Democratic member of Congress, in
place of Mr. Warner, the present Radical
member. The prospect for carrying the
Hartford District is al.-n considered very
Altogether a substantial Democratic
victory is anticipated.
The general impression is that the House
will sustain the W ays and Means Committee
in keeping the tax on whikey at "Jl! per gal
lon. Mr. Commissioner Wells is in favor of
reducing it, and his influence may possibly
have some weight in the Senate. At pres
ent it looks decidedly unfavorable to any
material reduction on the tax.
G El 1 RO ET( V N It E( i ISTR V.
The first registry taken by the judges ap
pointed by the Supremo Court of the legal
voters of Georgetown was completed yes
terday, and foots up eleven hundred and
seventy whites and e:",hry colored. Among
the whites there arc at least three hundred
Washington, Fih. 17.
RUMOR LI) CHANGE IN THE CARINET.
An apparently well-grounded rumor is
curreut here of an early change iu the Cab
inet. Mr. Postmaster-General Randall is
said to have tendered his resignation to the
President, and it is probable that it will be
accepted. The statement telegraphed North
that Horace Greeley is to be made Postmaster-General,
is not credited by well
informed parties here.
It is reported to-day that the House Rad
icals will hold a caucus at ten o'clock to
morrow morning, for the purpose of arriving
at some conclusion in regard to the Senate
substitute for Stevens' military bill. The
impression is that a majority of the caucus
j will vote in favor of sustaining it. In that
J event, it will go through the House, be
cause the rule of a caucus is the law of the
It is now well known that a committee of
Republican members of Congress. Bingham.
Blaine, Dodge, and others, waited upon the
President and had a long consultation on the
subject of reconstruction, cY.c. vVc. with a
view to ascertain if a com promise could nut
be effected between the Executive and Le il
1 islative 1 'ct artmenrs ot the ttovcrument
i . .
lative Dct artmenrs of the G
The result is said to be satisfactory to the
Committee, although the r.ctrt terms of ad
justment are not dcfinitelv known. Wcn'-
i wort h's resolution of inquiry, introduced in
j the House yesterday, was based upon the
; proceedings of this Cui.grdonal Cumtnit
; U e.
' ANOTHER RECONSTRUCTION HILL PROPOSED.
' John Minor Botts. of Virginia, has pre-
pared a bill declaring the Southern State
j governments null and void, and providing
lor their reconstruction. It will probablv
; ue ..resented to Congress to-morrow, having
airea.lv heen submitted to various Kei ubli-
ARRIVAL OP THE SWATARA WITH THE PRIS
ONER SCR R A PT.
The pilot boat A. M. Sharkey reports that
this morning she spoke the I.nited States
gunboat Swatara at Cape Henry, (with the
prisoner Surratt m board, ) from Alexandria
via. Li.-bon. bound to Washington.
A bark rigged gunboat, supposed to be
i the Swatara. was seen at daylight this morn
ing, ant bored near Willoughby's spit. The
! pilot-boat Maryland put a pilot on board at
i eight o'clock. She got under way and pro
l cccdcd up Chesapeake Ray.
THE DISTRICT Sl'rTRA' IE P. I PL.
j ?dr. Morris presented concurrent rejoin-'
; tions of the New York legislature, heartiiy
' approving the action of Congrc-s in passing
the District of Columbia suffrage bill.
THE PRESIDENTIAL SI ( CESSION.
The bill to amend the act declaring the!
officer who shall act as President of
Fnited States in case of vacancies in
otli'-e both of President and Vice-Presi.
came up. and was j'-asscd without a divi
M A R R I E I .
On the Tth inst.. at his residence bv Rev.
J. R. Dimm, Mr. John Shaffer, of Plooms
burg, to Miss Lydia Ana Lee. of Scotttwp..
( 'olundiia Count v.
On the :;ist :nf J.-mary, by llcv. B. P.
King. Mr. Mark Slaght, of Watsontowu to
Miss Margaret E. Bogart, of Frankliu town
ship. Lycoming county.
On the 7th inst., at the residence of the
bride's father, by the same, Mr. Abram Tit
mau and Miss Emma Shoemaker, both tf
othan I-eftennan. to .Iiss J.mi.i Ann l.ich-
1 ard, both of Locust towinhip, Columbia
On the lTthinst.. by the same. Mr. Albert
Hoibcin. to Miss Lor.-tta Yeager, both of
Locn.st townshiji, Columbia County.
I) I E 1)
Tu Iola, Green wo.nl Township, Columbia
County, on Friday, the Slh inst., Mr. Jo
seph Robbins. aged ') years. 'J months and
In Reaver Valley. Columbia County, on
the 11th ult., .Miss Jan: Hauck, aged 11
In Bloomsburg, on the ?, int.. Martha
Wilbur, twin daughter of Dr. J. Boyd and
Mary E. M'Kelvy, aged one year, nine
months and twenty-seven days.
In Jerseytou n, on the 'Jth inst., Robert
W. Miller, in the of.th year of his ago.
Died, November 12th, lN.fi. Mrs. Si san
na, wife of David Eileiiberger. of Muncy.
Lycomir.g County, Pa.., in the o2d year of
At the see of sixteen, the subject of this
memoir whil-t attending a " Camp-Meeting,"
of the Metholist Episcopal Church.
New Jersey, was awakened, and on her re
turn home, sought the Lord in prayer. ith
but little to encourage, iinlred, with much to
discourage, from those who should have in
structed her in her religious struggle?, she
1 alraost flespairerl ol Undine peace with t.od.
j In the year 1 the Lord wn" pleased to
titiiiL net i vTic.ti cwuence o tier act epiauce,
through the Lord Jesus Chii.st. Having
found the Saviour prreious to her own soul,
she felt constrained to labor and prny for
others,' and in season and out of season, she
warned sinners and encouraged saints. In
1S01, having moved to Lycoming County,
she and her husband united with the Lu
theran Church, at Munoy, (then under the
pastoral care of Rev. George Parson,) in
whose communion she died. Mother Eilen
bcrger was a good woman, a strong believer
in the ejlicaey of prayer, a warm advocate
of practical piety. She was the mother of
seven children, and lived to see all, but one,
broaght into the Church of Christ. During
her greatest physical sufferings her mind
was clear, her faith strong and her '"conver
sation in heaven, from whence also she
looked for the lxrd Jesus Christ." She
. ..:i ct ,i
has gone from earth, to behold the face of
- - Jin
SiT;n-"e rsnrj to pn:nv that rst which
The Audi torn rleetpil to uru'n and ailjuot tli pub
lic aocount of Columbia Cumy. rep(!Cti"iilly lie
leave to it-port l Mill tticy have t-xaminud the aioi
Ironi ttiK lust tiny of Jim. A.D- ne thousand right
liundrvd and sixty rix. to iliv tirt Hiiy of Jn . A.I),
one ihounand eight hundred and ixty evi;n. and
rasped fully lay lieforo the Ilonor.-iMK Judge of the
Court of Common Plea of s.O.I County, the follow
inf slntPiiieiii and report, arepahly to thn Sid sec
tion of the Act f tJenefHl Abfemhly of llii .Com
tnouvt eulih. pafsed the. 4lh day of April. A.lJ. 1.-34 ;
JOHN J. STI I. ES, Treasurer of Columbia County,
in ajcount with aid Comity.
18CG, Jan. Int. To amount outstanding for
lSi;5, and previotn year!" :
Amount cai-h received of Daniel M'llenry.
lute Treasurer, per Auditor's
2d I CI
cash received of Daniel M'Henry,
line Treasurer, fur uni.ry tae
Feb. 5, i-nshof Samuel Kelihm-r, i f Hriar
Creek lownahip, lor keeping Catha
frh i, c:mh of II. J. Read'-r. for pi ink.
Eeb MO rush of William l.awion, land re
April 2"- "h of Joseph Mostcllcr, for
May 10 tush of Fainuel pnyder. Bh'-rifT,
roit &r., iu uit I the County vi.
Win. SSlelter, collector of t.onyuy
ham towiinh ii.
June -To amount ol Counly lax ascs-cd
June 2? cati of George IlnlUy, Inuil re
deemed, Aug. nihil received for taxe 011 seated
and unseated laud, returned,
Srpt. 4 cash of Samuel Kelchner, of Hriar
Creek tup., lor kecking Cutharims
Oct. To ain't ten day assessment 111 Bor.
of Deri ick,
Dec. 10 Jury !'.- mid fluf. of Jrie
Coleman . I'rothonotarv.
To c.i-h of dog tax tund paid acs-
ori lor liiti.
Amount outstanding, balance,
'i'u juudry la ve,
10 10 44
r 0 00
By amount outstanding lor ISf.O an.l pre
Bv exonor.ition. allowed collector
i:;iu 4 1
Hy ain't ol County ordi m redeemed,
liy Treasurer'. Coiiiiiiumoih 0:1 $l3-0i 37
at four per cent.
IU- balance due county.
S ui;i 37
JOFIV J. S IT LES. Trcas'irer o Columbia Coumy,
in account 1U1 Hie tax on dogs.
Ain't out .tan dine fr l.-t'.3 and pieviou y'rs, Sia '
n-M-s-ed for lejli. I ' 3"
" Juc Treasurer , j1j ''
$ jyji ui
SI! 4 7 Il!l
I ii r,:i
- i (in
Amount rmtstnndinj and inn ollert-d,
Exoneration allowed collectors,
' Ho-cp Jjinage, orders redeemed.
Paid asiemnm f 'r ani'iiiuenl of do;
t.ix lor Hie year 1-t.ii,
Ticaturcr's commission en S'l'-'J
MTDITOr.S' AND CLERK'S PAY.
An.oiiiit paid Audnoi'4 and Clerk
I J7 3 OJ
lo VVnl auditing. I'rotUlouoiary
lU-iO'-l' r s ai;c uic ,
Am't pnid .vMit for spring a-o-s-ment.
Am'l naid Da id favaju, bi ide in I'.euloii.
W. A Kile, " r'iliin2i reek
.. .. ' Siicu i li-at
F. L- S'.-.'Oiia'i " 1 raiiiiloi.
44 1 31
1. a :i;
7 1 so
Am't pniJ John II. riwr.
' Aaron Kester for plank
l . t: Woodward
I'lnlip Crawford for st-iim
i . 1 1 ii in E er
J oe i.i it il. t iiriiian
Miinlry pcrin 41
" ' Montgomery Colli
? )l 3J !
. 2 Jo 5 i
Ain't paid fW b ni.k boeks lor I'r'atiouotary
and IO piK'er
tih'i naiil lii.lrv ii'-1 n l"r m lie rial f.ir-
i.ni.ed and work to privy
lor iep;ni al Court House
during the year lie.
CLEANING CO CRT HOLM-:.
Amount paid to sundry persons uU
i t ii!Kin'Fi:'S TToRNEY-.
., , '" wot oiiiiniimei. .Mtcmey 5,000
j CO PR f CRIER.
I Am i to Mocs Colimaii or the year l-eti i'J
CONSTABLE" S Ills II R.
m't to the Si veral C,ni-t;.lil. s riicini: v-iir tC.
COMMON W E A 1 ;r H"S C STS.
Am't paid to sundry p- rums '4l1j
COMMISSIONERS AND CLi'.l.K
A m't p:i
iitl T. J- .-inilersoco t-om mis sujuer
Jotin E Et-i ler "
M.i'i . c ':"-r C"lo
11. i Era 11 I' r
1 ' t-xpei-.ses to HariMbur;
VI II I
til. I in
I 4 oo
) .'.! 00
73 4 75
DISTRICT ATTORN LA",
m't raid P.. 11 Liu!.- -c.e Di-tricl Attorney
- M. M.Tiauli
paid sundry pernum fur -itihc e.. ii..n
for I'oor House
and scneral lection
ll l'J :i.
Am't for real find wood for Court House and
vnv" WD WILD CAT SCALDS.
Amount to i-muiry persmn
m'l of fla'imieiy i c for court.
Am't to Lycoinin? .Mutual InMir.iiue C.
Am't t J
;. Qui. h Emi.. on C. alter
to Win. M. Iloasland on I lios Hu me
to . I. It. Case M il. examining body of
f amuel W".ir.iure al iiepiesl
JFRORS WAtlES AND MILEAOE."'
in'l to Jurors at to.; several conns ouri .g
ll'tt " M EDICAL S FRY ICES.
Am't pid to Or. E. C. Itari is ' n, aUeudan to
Amount paid Jesse Coleman Pr. th'y
10 JO "4
Amount to IV. II. Jaeohy TO PO
to J . S. S .aiders I IJ lio
to I.. I. Tale 'Jo oo
to r. John 0 00
Iinoutit pnid P. A. Hockley, f M.
Am't n. S. Penitentiary , mippoitius convict.
Am't State l.unat ie II o; nal for the Riipprwt
ol Catharine Suit
41 J M
ROAD AND BRIDGE VIEWS
in't Sundr- pt-r.rvn revl r.e.J bridi: lew i
A in 't "aid Thomas Knorr. I'Iooid Township,
do William hlinc. Jackson T"'.vn ship,
rlo J. IV. Ei k, Hriaicr'fh Totvnship,
ilo l. A. How man do do
d Andrew EreaH do do
jo W. U. P.obhins Greenwood twp.
Ain't rui'l So'i'icl sSnydvr lor boarrtmj
n r i son er
conveying Nathaniel Ferry to 'he
House of rrtiiee and Isaac Uird lo
the E, S. Penitent lary
eonveyiiij Abraham Pealer to
Ii. S. Penitentiary
Am't paid to sundrT person to vit .
;ioom township 44 Ul
Mentnrt do. Hi 00
Greenwood do 137 nit
Hiiarrree do it)
Centre rto ,15 50
Fi.hingcree. do t) .IO
Jackson do fis in
Locust do S.' uo
Madison do (K)
Mitflm do 4- s
Maine do 'o no
Mt Pleasant do h-C 50
Montour In " "(j p
Kranga do , 5a po
Pine do s ,,o
Il'mlork do 322 50
fusnrloaf do ?t 00
Scott do, 104 IK)
STATE HO AD.
Am't paid laying out ?ia1e "find Uiorugh Co-
lumbia sod Luzerne Count lei 10 C4
Am't paid at tli" Ternl r"ii'tx 7 03
TAXES REFUNDED. '
Atu'tof road, ciiol, poor and county t.ixca
refunded by the several townships IS-3 H
Am't of orders l.soed tor the year ISGO 131 83
De Ju t a in 'I if lieep order isi'teil
for the year lrn 157fi "3
t.ixes refunded to lornuips l.i-i'J H 350C 01
Actual expanses for y" ir 18GG 15siH"iso
We the utidemiztied A ir!itor.-' f Columbia county.
hein duly el. eled to iidju"t and iittle the ficeoitnt.
ot I lie Treasurer and 'oumiisdioiiei do certii'y thn
we met at th- otfieo Hie Cfr mm-i uit:r in Hlo;nt
burn, nnd can fully ex.tmineii On- ni .ouiit and
vioieti'tr. "f ' be iamc Innii tile lt day ol January,
A.O. ISfiii. to the .i day of January , lsu7. and find
llo-ui corre. t to set forth l I'' fcfejolllj .tatHliiellt,
and we rind i ha l.i nee diirf 'olu nlvi a County of two
I hoti .i ml eih hundred and i!iiy-two dollar and
seventy six rent. (titWJ 7u) fro.ii J.V.IS J. STILUS,
Treasurer ol si 1 c .UutV.
Civil under onr handotiM eL'trl) d.iy t January.
A I) . one Mioiis.iiid t i;bt hundred and sixty-rureii.
IHVII'.li I. KB. Clerk
D iMI'.l. s Y I) Lit )
I.. IS. e.l I'Klir. County Asj.Uroi.
JOHN' 1'. II A WON. S
We the underi.'iie.l. Coin ow-ooi'-rs of Coturubit
County , do cerlilv thai the Ion ponil it a rorrrt
rlaicuielil of the account of said County for th.: VeW
Witness our hail J, Juti C. Isti7.
W.M. KKK li. II A i: M . Clerk.
J. E. EoV I El'.,
Approved by the Court. E.'i 4. Irf'o.
ii i.ii 111.1,11.
' Af. Judj,";.
t K. II EK i. KIN. )
li. i-G7 j
rVJV&jf line I.t, line FeslorrJ.
Ju-t Puhlirlied, a new ediiinu of
Da. fjn.V Lit, WELL'S Celebrated Esay on the rud
ieal cure (without ined ir.ine , ' Spe riimtori hoa. Sem
inal WraKne, I n voluntary Senna l Lot-se. luipn-te.u-r
.Menial :i it 1 I'ltys.ral I ni Hpi.eity . I lopedl.nenl
to Mnrriaue, el. ; alo t m uiopi iuii. I iiU (irV, and
Pits induced li y self -1 ni!ii': nee or dexual OUaVn
gaiiec. f y t'ri.e. iua yenled envelope, only tl rtn.
'i'lio r :lehi sited author li lhi admirable rsay
clearly di ui'uiti ;it.v, from a Unity nur," nictfi..
Oil pi ,irt iee, thnt the aljriiiin i oi,.n 'U''iices of self
uljj.r may be rudn-ally cured without the ilns er
ous use ot iiilern.il loe.l leior er the nppliraoou of
the kicle p. ino ii o-.I a in 1e of cure at uncesliu
pie. ce:l;'i.i. and i if.-' ot il. by mean of whii h every
utTVrer. no :n iUr ivli.il l.i- e-iii lition m.iy b... may
cme S.inirelt riieaply. pri v.itel) . and nidi-ally.
j '1 iii b i l ue i-ii 'u'd be in Die h.iiios of every
youth mid every ie;.u iu tile land.
S.-i.t. on. Or eul. iu a plain envelope, to any ad
dies post i i,id, on receipt of six cents, or two post
.1 nid s
A-Urts tlio publirheri.
Cll AS. J. C. KLINE 4;. CO.
1J7 Ilowery, New York, t'oslOthce Uix, 43SI1.
Dec. IJ, lel'si.
LUMliBK ! LUMBER ! !
'TTii: n.uOMSIlCR'J LUMtlERINli COMPANV
ul 1 jcspcclf ully iiilo.-iu lliu public thul they
'.Vu. e in
with an extensive assortment o
and are now prep.ired to supp'v ull orders nt sh"
nonce and at On- lowest iirii-c for Cash, Thitir a
K.rtmeiit ol lii-iiher con.its of
White E'iiic I3: iiiL. KoarcN,
E'Icmh MJ3 2:, SuiT.ice iSoard,
iilouu, EZcssiloi ik SM.ui!..
landed or uiiptaiin.l, to tint pun haseis Frame StuflT,
Juice and Scaiitlc.g of al' siz-s. Their t'lauiug Mill
and l.iMiibtr Yard i Mtnale.l at the Kailrpad llenot.
very cotivniieully for hippiii( lu nhcr by tin- carifo.
Th'-y are coriMtoilly lusliuta. tui ing lumber of all
kin js. and pernios who desire lumber of every de
si riptiioi will d well toexiiniue their stork befor
pure .ain;i e'sev here. They re delerniined an J eiu
nieitiy pr-'pared to s. llas rheap a the ch pest.
'I he .:Uo il. Mre to inlorni the publie and especial'y
thoe vv '10 isli to p.irdiae lull stu rl t hat they have
one Mill snrriallv iiretiared to cut tiinber of almost
eVfiy M7.e and length re'iuired. Thui, wishiu; to
build or roi.trai.toi l"r building, ran save mouey, by
10 vi n usa tail
The uud'-ri;ueil would also aniirunce thul they
are prepared to Ho all kind ot iepairii: of Machinery.
It uTlirei-hiti2 Marlnne Mower 4. H caper u 1
all kiinln ol iigric'iHural luiplrnicuts, upon reasoha
Id.; li i in".
A.idr..". E. C. EVF.a. SSec'y.
Il Uio.iisbii iff. Sent. El, JSfili lilooui'burg. Ka.
5 J FADING RAIL ROAD.
I'ccMubtr 1st, 1m;G.
nnpvr trpvk line, from tiif. north
and North WeM f' r Plnlnrte'pliia. New York. aed-
w. I'otisvi: le. I ai.irt i.i Ashland. Lebanon, Alleu
tnwn. Lahton, Lphrjta, Liliz. Laucaslor, ColuuibU,
Trrioi li-ave I Li rri slnirs for New Yrk, ns follow;
Al 3 H(. s lo '.' :i" nJ Id and '.I (OrM connect
in! 1 1 Ii sin.i'ar Trains on the Pen usy I vatna Kail -road
ai l arriving al ew York at 500 nnil 10 10 A is
ari 4 4 . -u a ii n i u ' e i. o;-p . -m v.... K
mm- the 3 00 a m and J 00 l' m. Irani
1 eriTtf Pan i-li-ir; for Itradme. rottvi!le.
o:ia. Minert-vil e, A-h'and, Pine lrve.
A lie mow u
and Phil i. Ielj.hu. at S IU a m and -i HI and 10 r n.
stippiti2 at le b hii on und principal Way station ;
.i... i in ,. v. hi. eon ni ci ions for I'll ila leui ia and
I CoiumbiA only. For Poitsvilie. Sehuv Ik ill . II -ireu
and Auburn, via Sell uj Ik 1 1 1 an t sai'iucuaiiiu
rn :d'. leave I l.irri .h i r at :i -i0 e M.
Rc-turiiirz : Leave New York at 0 0(1 a m. 15 M anil
3 (iu and .s o.i r m ; Philadelphia al S 15 a m and 3 30 r m
Way I'.-Kseneer i rain leavei Pliil.ulelphia at 7 3U A
M. r'etu tun-' ff'ii lieadmi! at 'i 30 r n toppiB t "It
'slut i on : I'otuvnle at e 4"i am. and '-' 45 ; Ash
land il ul and II 3tl a M . aud 1 Uj P. M ; Tama-jua ot
'J -to a. m . and I ;0 ami s 55 e m.
I.e.,.- Pottvi!le f 'r li.irrOhurj via Schuylkill aud
Su-.i li cin.i i:ai!ro;td at 7 (W A M.
li. a.!nm Aeeoiiiiiio.latinii Train : Leave Reading
ati.IM.t M retiiroine from Philadelphia at 4 30 r t.
i t.LiniSiu K.iiro.nl Tr.nlis leave lieadine at 7 00 a M
and li I.IPM for Ephrala. Litix, Lancaster. Columbia.
On Sundays : Leave New York at S 00 V M, l'luli
.l.nh'..t s lui" A .V. and 3 15 P M. tin S 00 A M. train
r ii n id ii" on lv lo K-ailiiiC ; Polti-ville
It a. Imc ; Poitsvilie H OU AM.; liar
r.i one il 35 A M. anil f.eao.n- at 1 "JO and 'Jti A '
for H.irn.ur r and II JJ A M, lor New York and 4 :i
P M. for Pin ladelphis.
Ccn mut.iiiwii. V ileafje. Season School ana Excnr-
ii ii Tn liels. to and trmu all points al reduced rate.
Ilaec.-i merited Ihrouih ; cO pound allowed each
ra- n.er. ;- A N'''"''-s
R. a.!ir.r, Pa , Jan. 5, I." r.
UcmIucUoii iii Trice.
T he undersifiied ill ofTir to ihe public
in nil rinds of
iH Li- Ol? 2a 3i udl Ll 3 o ?
cn." EEsv. it r,
HARP IV ARK.
Kool mid Mioix, H.tI?, Cap,
and Notions in every variety,
(i-ir loinnc-i Iroin the first of January , v ill be con
ducted on a strictly
pnd peron wislsinz lo pnrrhnse anything in oe.r
One ran do o al a very Mnnll perrentas'- on
C uri am Wliolefialc i'riccs.
All kinds of rrodiire and prain taken in eirhange.
f""" IVe n rili.i!lv invite the rublir to
GIVE 'US A GALL,
and a sharo of lhir patrnna:'.
lrTNCII it SHU MAN.
Catav.issn, January 2, lsb".
In Shive'r P.nildinp, on Min Street.
Infi.rmt; tivi ri:ien of bloouishur and vicinity th it
he lias opined a !ew
in thi p!ace, w here lie invite hi old friend Blot
customers to call and partake uf his refroshuient.
It is his intention to eep il.e best
LA G Fit BEER A XD A IX, .
constantly on hand ; AIo, Porter. Sars.ipariLa. Mln
era! Water. 1 ani y Lemonades. Uaspberry and Ijem
on Syrups , can always be h.id at hi Bcata,urant.
In lip; eating Iwie te present a
not surp-ir",ed in lht place , viz. Pickled Oyster.
Clams, Sardine Fish, Barbecued Chicken, Pieklet
Tripe and Bcf Tongue, &.C., fcc. He also h ia a j 00c
Cigars and Chewing Tobacco.
forhis customer. Ci ve him a rail.
liloomburg, Juaa 13, lCft.
QO TO BROWER-S TO BUY YOFK