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~ Those events took place b 'fore I was called to the admi. istration of the gov ernment. The sincere desij-e for peace by which I am animated led me to approve the proposal, already .made, to submit the ques tions which had thus arisen between the countries to arbitration. Ihesc cjuestions are of such moment that they must have commanded the attention of the great Powers, and are so interwoven with the peace and interests of every one of them as to have injured an impartial decision. I regret to inform you that Great Britain declined the arbitrament,but, on the other hand, invited us to mutual claims between the two countries, from which these for the depredations bc , C<* l 'e mentioned should be excluded. The prop sition, in that very unsatisfactory form, has tieen declined. The United States did not present the subject as an impeachment of the good faith of a Power which was professing-be most friendly dispositions but as involving questions of public lav*,of which the settle ment is essential to the peace of nations; and. though pecuniary reparation to their citizens would have followed incidentally on a decision against Great Britain, such compensation was not their primary object. They had a higher motive, and it was in the interests of peace and justice to establish important principles of international law- The correspondence will be placed before you. The ground on which the British Minister rests his justification is substantial ly, thrt the municipal law of a nation,and the domestic interpretations of that law,are the measure of its duty as a neutral; and I fed bound to declare my opinion.before you and l efore the world, that the justification cannot be sustained before the tribunal of all nations. At the same time Ido not ad rise to any present attempt at redress bv acts of legislation. For the future, friend ship between the two countries must rest ■on the ba-is of mutual justice. From the moment of the establishment of onr free constitution, the civilized world has been convulsed by revolutions in the interest of democracy or of monarchy ; but through all 'hose revolutions the United States have wisely and firmly refused to become propagandists of republicanism.— It is the oniv government suited to our condition ; but wc have never sought to impose it on others ; and wc have consis tently followed the advice of WASHINGTON to recommend it only bv the careful preser vation and prudent use of the blessing. — During all the intervening period the poli cy of European Powers and of the United States has, on the whole,been harmonious. Twice, indeed, rumors of invasion of some parts of America, in the interest of mon arch v.havc prevailed . twice my predeces sors have had, occasion to announce the views of ' t ois nation in respect to such in terference. On both occasions the remon strance of the United States was - respect ed, from a deep conviction, on the part of European Governments, that the system of not-inu-rfrrencc " and mutual abstinence from propaganu.'sm was the true rule fur the two hemispheres. Since those times sve have advanced in wealth and power;— but we retain the same purpose to leave the nations of Europe lo choose their own dynasties anil form their own systems of government. This consistent moderation may justly demand a coriesponding mod eration. We should regard it as a great cuUmity to ourselves, to the cause of good government, and to the peace of the world, should any European Power challenge th American people, as it were.to the defence of repub'icanism against foieign interfer enra. We cannot fbrsee and are unwilling to con idder what opportunities might pre ■ficnt themselves, what combinations might o'lt-r to protect ourselves against designs in imical to our form of government. The United States desire to act in the future a* they have ever acted heretofore ; they never will be driven front that course but by the aggression of European Powers ; and we rely on the wisdom and justice of those Powers to respect the system of non interference which has so long been sanc tioned by time, and which; by its good te suit*, baa approved itself to both conti nents. The correspondence between the United State* and France,in reference to questions which have become subjects of discussion between the two governments, will at a proper time, be laid before Congress. When, on the organization of our gov ernment, under the constitution, the Presi dent of I nited States delivered his inaugur-' al address to the two Houses of Congress, he said to them, and through them to the country a.id to mankind, that "the preser vation of the sacred fire of liberty and the dest ny of the republican form of govern ment are justly considered as deeply, per haps as finally, staked on the experiment! intrusted to the Ameiican people." And the House of Representatives answered, WASHINGTON, bv the voice of MADISON , adore the invisible hand which has led Abe American people, through so many difficulties, to cherish a conscious responsi bility for the destiny ofiepublican liberty " ; More than seventy-six years have gliJed , away since there words were spoken ; the ! United Slates have passed through severer trials than were foreseen ; and now, at this new epoch in our existence as one nation, j with our Union purified by sorrows, and j strengihened by conflict, and established bv i t lie virtue of the people, the greatness of! die occasion invites us once more to re- 1 peat, willi sokmnty, the pledges of our fit titers to hold oarselves an-werable before! <-ur fellow men for the success of the repub- 1 lican form of government. Experience has proved its sufficiency in peace and war;— it has vindicated its authority through dan-j gers, and afflictions, and sudden and terri ble emergencies, which would have crush ed any system that had been less firmly fix ed in the hearts of the people. At the in auguration of WASHINGTON the foreign re lations of the country were few, and its trade was repressed by hostile regulations; now all the civilized nations of the globe welcome our commerce, and their govern ments profess towards ns amity. Then our country felt its way hesitatingly along an untried path, with States so little bound together by rapid means of communication to be hardly known to one another, and with historic traditions extending over fry few years ; now intercourse between, ] i the Siu'.e.j is sviitt and inlinia.o ; the e.vpe ! rij'uv of centuries has been crowded into a few fenerations, and has c-catcd an in- I tonse.'ludestructib'e nationality. Then ' our jurisdiction did not reach beyond tha ioc invenient boundaries of the territory i which had achieved independence; now, through cessions of lands,first colonized by Spain and France, trie country has acquir ed a more complex character, and has for its natural limits the chain of Lakes, the ; Gulf of Mexico,and on the east and the west [ the two great oceans. Other nations were i wasted by civil wars for ages before they could establish for themselves the nocessary ! decree ofurvty ; the latent conviction that ; oi)|- form of government is the best ever known to the world, has enabled us to emerge from civil war within four years, with a complete vindication of the constitu , lional authority of the General Government 1 and with our local liberties and States in > stitutions uuimpared. The throngs of em • -ntg that crowd to our shores are wit ' °peoples in ■ ns sses of the commence v. - - , T . ; our permanence. Here every one enjoys • the Iree use of his faculties and the choice of activity is a natural right. Here under i the combined influence of a fruitful soil, . genial climes and happy institutions, popu • lation has increased fifteen fold within a century. Here, through the easy devel opment of boundless resources, wealth has i increased with two-fold greater rapidity than nutnbeis, so that we have become se ■ cure against the financial vicissitudes of other countries, and, alike in business and opinion.are self-controiled and truly'indepen dent. Here more and more care is given to provide education for every one bom on our soil. Here religion, released from ' political connection with the civil govern inent, refuses to subserve the craft of states men, and becomes, in its independence, the spiritual life oT the people. Here tolera tion is extended to every opinion, in the quiet certainty that truth needs only a fair field to secure the victory. Here the hu man mind goes foith unshackled in the i pursuit of science, to collect stores of knowledge and acquire an ever-increasing mastery over over the forces of nature.— , Ilcrc the national domain is offered and held in mill! >ns of separate freeholds, so that our fellow-citizens, beyond the occu ,! pants of any other part of the earth, cons titute in reality a people. Here exists the democratic form of government ; and that form of government, by the confession of European statesmen, "gives a power of which no other form is capable, because it incorporates every man with the State, and arouses everything that belongs to the i soul." Where, in past history, does a parallel . exist to the public happiness which is witli . in the rea -h of the people of the United States? Where, in any part of the globe, . can institutions be found so suited to their habits or so entitled te their love as their f own free constitution ? Every one of them, f then, in whatever pnrfSof the land he has . his home must wish it perpetuity. Who r of then will not now acknowledge, in the . words of WASHINGTON, that ' every step j f,y xyhich I.':e people of the United States ; l.^r. .. 1,-. 1 "1 if the character of an in . . • i i u „ -aken t't Providential • i tinonish'Ml bv some i, Kcu c I .tgency ?" Who will no,'join With me in I the praver, that die invisible hand wnc i • l.asUd us through the clouds that Roomed around our path will so guide us on. Ito a perfect restoration ot fraternal affec ! tion, that we ofthis day may he able to transmit our great inheritance, of Slate j Governments in ai! their rights, ot the Gen. J Government in its whole constitutional vig i or, to our posterity, and they to theirs through countless generations ? ANDREW JOHNSON. WASHINGTON, DEC. 4, 18G-5 C|c femotrat, HARVEY SICKLGR, Editor. TUNKHA.NNOCK, PA Wednesday, Dee. 20, 1865 No PAPER NEXT WEEK. —No paper will be issued from this office next week, our customary Holliday vacation week being at hand. We tender to our friends ami patrons the greeting of the season ; A MCRRY CHRISTMAS, ANO A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL ! The resignations of the following named officers have been accepted by the Presi dent, to take effect from the dates annaxed to each name: Major General John A. J)ix, U S. Vols,, Nov. 30th, 1805; Major , General Benjamin F Butler, Nov. oO,18G5; ! Brigadier-General J. H. Ketchum, Dec. 2, ; 186-3 ; Bi igad er-Gencral John P. Croxton, | jiee. 2, 1803. — ' AT-rUThe Eastou Argus says with truth , "Without exception, the meanest of all publications issued in this country is Har per's weekly pictorial, which is thrust ujnier the eyes of every man who travel? fifty miles on a railroad train. Pretending to be a literary paper, it is filled every week with the most senseless illiberal unjust and untruthful attacks on the Democratic paity, resorting to pictures to help the dirty woik. No Democrat should touch it.— V\ e have a respect for a manly outspoken, houest Republican paper, but the man who, like Harper, sails under i false colors, is no better than a com- < mon swindler. " Notwithstanding its mean and despicv i ble character the dirty thing is sometimes | puffed by Democratic papers. Talk, of a KallroatL.. TiieTowan'oa k Stats live It R. is now in prorress. Contracts are being made for the delivery of ties,timber and other ma terial for it, alonjrthe line of the canal, at anv points from Meshoppen,in this County, northward The company will push the work to a rapid completion and will proba J)ly have it well nigh, if not entirely finished by the close of canal navigation in 18f>6. The conteraolated continuation of th'S road to inters ct the coal fields at Pittston is only a question of time, which those along the route, can hasten by giving such en couragement as they should, in the way. of taking stock giving releases &c. In nine teen cases out of twenty the supposed dam ages on account of its construction would bo compensated four-fold in the enhanced val ue of property through which jt passes. We want and must have this great connecting link of Railway. We want it, for the pur poses of trade and travel. We want it to bring foreign capital audi enterprise into our County: to establish manufacture* all kinus enu 10 infuse Ijfe and spirit into our people. We want it to develop the resources of the County and build up our towns and vilages. We want it that we may have an easy, cheap and safe mode of sending off our surplus products; and re ceiving in return our coal and merchandise, all the year around We want it to put a stop to the exorbitant prices of foreign goods brought here on carts and wagons. We want it: because without it we are.and ever will be, "out in the woods." Let ev ery man along the line give his voice, his land,and his money for a Rail road and we shall not belong in getting one. Let no man stand in the way of his own interests by playing the "dog in the manger." But rather let every one encourage the enter prise by freely releasing any imaginary damages, on the condition only that a road be built within a stipulated number of years. There are many of our good old Grand ma's and pa's to whom a ride from their doors, behind the steam horse of fhirty or forty miles to the hour,would be a blessing as well ps novelty. It would ir.fuse new life and vo ling bluod into their almost frozen veins and let the fresh air and sun-light into their drooping hearts. That they may all live to take such a ride is the ardent wish and hope.ot the iV r . H. Democrat. A Costly Carpet. A special despatch to the N. Y Herald savs : One of the late acquisitions to the House of Representatives is a carpet imported from England, costing the round sum of seven thousand dollars. It is very elegant in pattern and of the finest quality ; but the opinion is not wanting among the crowds of people that daily visit the Capital and ex amine the splendid appointments of the Representative chamber that the fabric iif question could with greater propriety have been had from an American loom, instead of beyond the seas. Such is a small spec im n of the economy of the great mor al ref •rm party, which came into pow er with Mr. Lincoln on loud-mouthed professions of retrenchment and reduction of expenses. It is a mere item, the small est possible fragment in the sum total of extravagance and reckless expendi ture for 7 hl 'ch the administration of the Re -11. ir have been distinguished, pubhean pan., 11 T i • <in< when oppressed and I here is a time coin r overburden ed people bring that spend thrift organization to a so ere reckoning, and it is not very far distant. ELOQUENT TRIMTE. —Gen. George "Vv. "Morgan, late Democratic candidate for the Governorship of Ohio, in or.e of his cam paign speeches paid the followiug eloquent tribute to the dead of the war : "Then let their names be cherished as was the memory of La Tour d' Auvergne, bv the grenadiers of France. A score of t lines he had won, and a score of times had refused promotion ; but his proud title was 'The Firsi Gienadier of France.' At length on a day, a fatal bullet pierced his breast, and he died, as he had lived, a soldier. Cut bv a(7 order of the Emperor his name was retained upon the rolls, and at everv inspection find review the name of La Tour d' Auvergne was call ed by the Adjutant in the presence of the army, and it was the privilege of the oldest grenadier to st°p to the front and answer to the name, 'Died upon the field of honor.' And let us ever remember that our absent heroes—they who sleep the long sleep of death—that they, too, died upon the field of honor." [Applause.] &W The discovery and application of nitrous oxide gas for the purpose of dentistry and surgery was a benefacti on to the world, as can be testified to by thous ands who would otherwise have been suff erers under the operation of the forceps or the knife. In New York, on Saturday last, two amputations of the leg above the anlde were made while the patients were under the infiueuce of this gas. The pa tient said that they knew nothing of what had taken place, while one declared, on wa king, that he had not been asleep, and the operation had not been performed ! It re quired less than one minute to put the pa tient asleep, and afier the operation was completed, and the gas removed, the patient j recovered entire consciousness in about' twenty seconds. Ther-- was no vomiting or sickness attending or following the opera-1 tion, aud the pationt awoke as fresh as from a natural sleep, There are now two Fenian "govern ments" in operation in New York. Most of the New York circles adhere to O'Ma hony, while the circles in other States have ratified the action ofthe Senate. MrO'Ma hony has called a convention of his adhe- i rents in the Brotherhood. 1 Local and Personal Toys and Iloliiday presents can be found in end less variety at Mrs. Eliza Leas' Toy and Fancy Store. *• Santa Claus" will surely give her a call and replenish his stock. Carnfverous Blpeds-or the flesh eating men and women of town should not fail to remember that the place to buy beef, pork fowls and sausa ges is at Rho&ds' new Meat Market opposite Wall's Hotel. The Canal is "oh a tight", The late cold snap has suspended navigation on its"raging" bosoin. — Boys and skates are now more plenty on it than boats and boatmen. Wait till we get that Railroad; and we shall see whether a single frosty night will shut us up, for four long months, like a mouse in a trap! The Thespian Association gave a dramitic entertainment to well filied houses on Thur day and Friday evenings, last. Their favorable reception bv the public has determined idem to reproduce the " Honeymoon ;" and with several new plays, new scenes, costumes, and incidents, make an entertain ment wormy of continued patronage, Those who wish to spend a quarter profitably, and an evening ayreeably and pleasantly, shonld attend. Due notice will be given by hand-bills,programmes, Ac. "A Fish Story !" some will say, when we tell them that our olil friend. James Lamphere caught nine minster Bass in one day. It is a fish story and a true one. Jim is the very "Isaac Wal ton" of all fishermen in this region, Others fished in the same place all day and got not a bite. Jim, keeping the printer cons antly in mind-—had glo rious nibbles all the time. Of course ono of the fish was sent to the printer, of cour e the printer did not refuse it. Ofcourso it was verv fine. Of course everybody who remembers the printer has good luck, and rice versa. New Store and New Goods—Buneli and Banatyne are now receiving and opening up an ex tensive stock of Merchandise,consisting of Dry Goods Groceries Hardware Hats.Caps, Boots and Shoes, at the Store Room lately occupied by Samuel Stark on Tioga Street, just below the Bank. Frank and Dob are live young men and propose to entirely ig nore the old fogy plan of doing business. "Small prof its and large Sales, " is their motto. Having but re cently bought their stock, they have taken advan tage of the late decline in prices and can sell at fig ures that for several years past, have been unheard of. No parsons who visits town for the purpose of trading should fail to give them a call. They will be found ready nnd willing to exbi it goods and pri ces whether they sell or not Look out tor their advert iainent next week TOWN TALK. "If there's a hole in a' your coats I rede ye tent it. A chiels aniangyou taking notes, And, faitl), hc'l prentit, On the 9th of January there is an election of Borough officers to be held, It is the duty that the citizens owe to themselves ta,see that the present shiftless, incompetent set are replaced by men who will have encigy and public spirit enough to make our streets present something like a decent appear ance. They have too long disgraced their positions' and would Lava beon kicked out of office long ago in any other town in the Uuited States. little romance, reader—mere fancy. Of course it is not real ! Simply the disordered iuiag iuings of a brain unsettled by dyspepsia. Most o! you have probably read the romance of 'Alonxo and Melissa." Well. Melissa has nothing to do with my story. Alonzo—we will name our hero—one of our he roes- -Alonzo some years ago became enamored of one ot the fair daughters of Eve, and took her to his bosom. "To love on through all ills ; To love ou till they die," But, in a short time tho angel of discord ruffled the pool of his domestic bliss, He began to smell n huge mice. He had too many friends. In vain were all the notices he could post above his door way. Nothing would deter the scekeis aft<r things forbidden from paying their visits ; and at length reluctantly, he put her frotn his arms, and she leturned to the -house of her father." Time passed. "It is not good for man to live alone," So thought Aionzo. The blue eyes ot tho lair sister of his wife, lb, ew .'.heir tender glances deep into his susceptible heart He ,*ouhl not wait for the tardy law to free him from tbC incumbrance of h's wife. He set it at defiance ; and c.aspeJ to his heart in wedlock's holy embrace, this, second, idw\ of his affect.ons. It was all right. It was a.'! in the family, Ilis first wife pined in soliluda. "A change came o'er the spn°' h" dream. She would not let this "green aud yellow tuelaiichol ly" wear her life awuy. There was living in town a little grass widower ; a supposed lincnl descendant of the heroine of that beautiful domestic poem,who ' went to the cubboard, to get her poor dog a bone." One who had been basely deserted by the wife of his bosom, while he was munching hard-tack in the service of his totin try. The magnetism of sympathy drew these two to gether. They pitied cacu others forlorn condition.— •'Pity is akin to love," They resolved to turn the current of their lives into one common channel, and see if it would not flow smoothly down the °f time. But there was that terrible bug-bear—the law. They were about to commit bigamy. "Who cares ! Our lives will be so happy that no one will be cruel enou -h to disturb it felicity." Sunday night last was the time chosen for the consumation of their noptials ; and the stars of the cool December evening siemed to glint more brightly as the Justice pronounced them "man and vife, and may God have mercy on your shouls " Monday, in tho exuberance of their happiness, the bride-grooms indulged a little too freely in the wine cup , and we saw Alonzo's No. 2 wife bring them both out of the "sweat pit" and conduct theii unsteady steps to their happy home. Monday night the boys manifested their approval of the actions of tbis little nest of bigamists by treating them to a tremendous calithumpian sere nade. The past week ha 9 been a gay one to lov ers of theatricals. "The Timkhannock Thespian Association" brought out their comedy, entitled the "Honeymoon" with the farce of "Mile's Boy The troupe made their grand debut on Thursday evening, and on Friday evening they debutted again Good houses greeted them An both evrnings. The orchestra, dress-circle, parqueite,private ( prisoner's) boxes, Ac., were crammed with dead-head editors and their devils, church deacons, shoddyites apd codfish aristocracy. Town Talk was given a seat in the fifth-tier, among de upper crust ob aiciety." whence he viewed the whole thing with a crickets eye- The DIKE had in his part, most of the richest | diamonds and jewels of the play, which--to give his j highness a dig—we think he did not bring out and eshibit sufficiently tree from the rust and dross, by rear.cn of bis monotonous style. A dignified mien and comraauding presence well fitted him for the ducal robea aad character lie looked and walked the vety duke. JSQCIS, his counterfeit and shadow, I showed off his borrowed piumes and dignity to good ; i advantage. Greatness had been th.ust upon him ; j and instead of weighing him down. puffed him up— but he kicked his dangling sword rather two many j times, just on purpose, as we thought, to make the . boys laugh. LAMPEDO'S make up was perfect. He ■ looked the •' dried up eel-skin" and puke of a doc tor he rpreseDt>d. exactly ; but did not play the quack strong enough nor did he show fear enough when old Balthazar proposed to Fpear him ROLAN DO, '' tho woman hater"—for an impressible young man—had a very difficult part to play. 'Twas hard work for him to" make believe" hate, sui rounded by so much female beauty and loveliness. We had a suspicion all along that the fellow had a "sneak ing kindness for the sex," and wa not surprised when he "caved in" to the charms of Zamora his pnetty page His modified code of etiquette fir "the j woods" showed what sort of a chap he was. The COUNT talked as if keeping time with an old fash- j ioned straw-cutter. He bit his words short off. We will, for the present, cut off as short our critique on him OLD BALTHAZAR raved and swore like an in jured papa, with three prrtty daughters, would nat urally do, and played the sick man u* well as the t well man, well ; but by grasping his sword at its pornt in his daggering the Dr. showed that he didn't \ intend to kill him, but only to measure the depth of his "jab." It would have been a pity to have such a doating father and dem'd foine painter of; Counts, ( vide,his picture) hung for murder ! LOPEZ' drr ss and appearance, exhibited less rusticity, than his to.rgue dnl of me " sweet Jersey accent." He was rather too cityfied and foppish for a country bumpkin—but be did drink easy! JULIANA, the < w oul lbe duohess," entered fully into the spirit of her part, and looked and acted the shrew and Xan thippe in admirable style. A finely trained clear voice, and distinct articulation gave her rank as A No. 1 int he play. .As the subdued, mett morphosed wife, she showed by the curl of her lip ami the snap of her eyes, that there was left in them a little bit of " diviitry." VOLASTE. with her fine form, grace ful manner, and elegant costume, looked and acted entirely at home on the stage, llcr tongue was a little too nimble, and she fell rather too willingly into the arms of the Count- the rascal ha.i one wife at the time* Town Talk thinks he would not have declined to play the Count in th is scene. ZAMORA had a most difficult part to play, and car ried it through charmingly. Coming out in those turkish trousers, and quietly standing---what to her mu-t have seemed an age—to be criticised by those two scape graces, the Count and Captain,on the one hand; and Town Talk on the other, was enough to cause her heart, to flutter. We didri t see hers palpi tate, but presume it did, just the least bit in the world. Though as a page her dress was neat, her cap jaunty, and her face sweet, even to girlishncss; her " woman's gear" became her better. Jumping over ten-rail fences, and teetering on a slab, in full bloomer costume, would improve her for a page Mine HOSTESS labored under the disadvantage of a severe col J, which even Dr. Lampedo's skill failed to relieve. Judging from her gentle, matronly de meanor. Balthazar was an old fool for not staying with her as long as she'd allow him to do so. The scenery was fine, the costumes appropriate and in some cases elegant. In the concluding farce. MILE'S BOY brought down the house. His delinea tion of a wild, witty, rearing, tearing, rollicking " buoy" from the " ould sod" was more than true to life. Some of tho ladies present thought that ha had strange places tn which to conceal his ha t, coat and character. We didn't understand that part o f f he play. Dr. COATES played his part of an amor ous, irritable' fussy old Dr to perfection ; showing himself more fidgedty even, than Mrs. FIDGET her self, who with her handscme daughter acted well their parts No scenes or incidents occurred hehtnd the cur- j tain worthy of mention, if we accept the fact that the Dr., after taking one of his own ptlis, had such a pain under his vest as to feel like " taking some thing to take " and, under the impression that he had fo nd an ant idote, took a small swSor frotn a quart bottle then and there found, containing what our President Judgq.Y>r<>nouncei " excellent writing fluid." -A, TEMPLE LODGE 10,248. AV\ The next REGULAR COMUNICATION ■ of Temple Lodge, No. 245. AY. M. will be held at their Hall.in Tunkhannock, on Monday, Jan. Ist, at 6J o'clock P. M. W. LaMonte, Sec'ty. liist of persons drawn to serve at Jurogs at January Term--1 GRAND J URORS. Brainftitn —Daniel Scheimerhrm. Eaton Abrain Luce Nel9on Rogers. Falls—Win. Owen, Meshuppen—Clark Enrr, T A. Dawscn, Lemon —John Cyphers Nicl olson—Nehetntah Oakly Overfield—Samuel Buck, Andrew Millar, II S. Agcr Tunk. Boro— D. L. Peckhatu. W Lee. Tunk Tp.—Franklin Decker, B. F. Hight, Ira Avery, Perry Marcv, Washington—Daniel Carney, J: W Crawford, Windham —A.J. Hunt, Win, Riley, Jesse Inmar., Henry Rogers, Chas. Champin. TRAVERSE JURORS. jji'sintrim Lott Lafr.'nco. riimon -Beoj. Cornell, John Bedell. S. II- Bnggs, v Jln-T .7 Graham, J. W Rinker, John Ney. ♦ ' \*ii Q Win, Krall, Forkston- Miles i*. >U, " 3U * Falls-Hiram Evans, uel M,llcr ' Lemon —B. D. Jaqnes i?„ht Mcshoppen—Calvin Sterling, J ollu Winans, " Clayton, James N. Kelly . Mehoopany—M. Walters, John Jayne, Benj. - ner. Monroe—Augustus Weaver Nicii.' ,,son kj Hallstead, Dana Stark, i NorthmoA~*' an< '"^ ,ul " Heitsinan, C. F. Tcy. Rich- j i art Manning,- Andrew Houser, Robt* Catou. | i Overfield Riley Mu.' 1 - ' Tunk. Boro.—Mahlon LaßJ. rre . J" 11163 Townscnd, < John Wall. ' Tunk. Tp Palmer Jenkins, Ahram Acd, m* | t Stark. Windham—Myron Sturdevant, Thos. Coyle. _ ( Corporation Notice. Whereas application has been made to the Court ! of Common Pleas of Wyoming County tor the gran- ; -i ting of charter of Incorporation to tho First Presby- J terian Church of Nicholson in N'cholson Township j, in said County, the same having been filed in the j office of the Prothonotary of said Court. Notice is hereby given that if no sufficient reason is shown j to the contrary, it shall be lawful for the said Court at tho next term thereof to declare that the said per- j sons so associated shall according to the articles and j condition set forth in said charter become and be a corporation or body politic in law or in lact and tho Court wili make such other directions as the case may require. ZIBA LOTT, Prothonotary, l December 18, 1865. J kost. Lost in the vicrnty of Nicholson Depot, on IBth of e November last a Pocket Dairy. 141 For which the finder will be suitaoly rewarded by *< Mailing said book to my address. Or if more conve- s nient by leaving the same in care of Mr Titus Freight agent at the above Depot. JOHN C, SAYLES. Jr. Niven, P, 0. Susquehanna Co. Pa. vsn2o-3wks. Administrator's Notice. Notice is hereby given that all persons indebted N to the estate of Noah Newman late of Monroe Town- p ship dee'd are requested to make immediate pay- t c ments and those jiaving claims or demands against w said estate will present them duly authenticated tor 0 1 settlement to fo JOHN WALL. Ji. Adm'r. " Tunkhannoob, Dec. 19. 18g5. vsn2o-6Wk Special Notices. | SHERIFF'S SALE Bv virtuo of n writ of Fieri Facias to m , reeled I will expose to Public Sale at th Court in the Bom. of Tunkbcnnock, on <? a C unlay the 13th day of January .4. D IRcc o'clock P, M., nil of that certain Jot piece or parcel of land situate in the Township of Monroe, County of Wyoming and State of Pennsylvania; bound ed on the North by lands of Lewis Austin.' on the E £ by lands of Lewis Austin.on the South by lands of Lewis Aus' in and West by lands of L®vi Mori r con.fmng one-half acre of land all improved, with' a plark .Vu.-e, and a few apple-trees thereon witb the appurtenances. Seized and takan in execution at the sdtt of John Hal-fead against John Martin, and will he sold for cash only by AHIRA GAY, Sheriff Sheriffs Office. Tunkhannock, Dec. 18, 18gg. SHERIFF'S SALE, By virtue of a writ of Fiera Faei-3 issued out of the Court of Common Plet-s of Wyoming County to me directed, I will expose to Public Sale at the Court House in TunkhanQock Borough on the 13th day of January A. D lßgg, at one o'clock P M. all that lot piece or parcel of land situate in the Township of Nichol n. Wyoming f-iunty Pa bound ed and described as follows wi? : or. the West by the public highway leading from Pierccvtlle ta Spiingvillc, Northwardly t>v lands of Asher Jeffries, and F Conklin, Easterly by the public highway or cross roads, Southerly by lands of J. W. Reynolds containing about one acre more or less, all improved with one story and a half frame dWeiSng house and sotne fruit tries thereon with the appurtenances Ac. teeized and taken in execution at the suit of P. B. Baldwin aga'taat 5 D. Bacon, and will be sold foe cash only by AHIRA GAY, Sheriff.. Sheriffs Office. Tunkhaanock, Dec. 20, lSgo SHERIFF'S SALE. By virtue of a writ of Fiera Facias issued out of the Court of Common Pleas, to n- direet-, ed 1 will expose to Public Sale at the Court House in Tunkhannock Borough on the IJth day of Jan. A. D 18gg, at one o'clock P. M all that lot piece or purer! of Land situate £i> the Township of Nichol son, Wyoming County Pa. bound®i and described! as follow-. to wit :on the West by the public high, way leading fioin Piercevilfe to Springvrfle, North er! v by the public highway or cross roids. South erly by lands of Asher Jeffries, containing aboutr one fifth of an acre more or less all improved with a blacksmith shop thereon with tho nppurtenaaoe& Seizcd and taken in execution at the suit of P B. Baldwin against S. D. Baeoa. and will be sold for cash only by AIIIRA GAY, Sheriff. .Sheriff's Office. Tunkhannock, Dec. 20, 19g5 Applications for License: Notice is hereby given that the following named persons bare filed their petition" in the Court of Quarter Sessions of Wyoming County and will make application at the next term of said Court lor Tav ern Licenses Reuben Paik.s, Monroe Township. H. W, Carpenter, " " Christopher Mathewson, Clint"n. /.IBA LOT T , Clerk. Dee. 18. 186a i REGISTER S NOTICE. Notice is hereby given that the following accounts and claims hifve been filed in the Register's Officw and will be presented to the Orphans' Court of Wyo ming County,to be held at Tunkhannock. on the 15th day of January next for confirmation and allowance. The acc> unt of B. A Brink, an I Charies W. Brink administrators of the Estate of William A. Brink, late of Falls Town-hip, dee'd Filed Dec. 6, 1365. Final account of William McKone and James Wc- Knne Executor of the Estat of James M'-Kune, late of Falls Township, dee'd. Filed Dec* 12, 1865, Inventory of \\ idows claim in the estate of l Sam'l Koch late of l otkston Township, tlec'd. Filed Nov*. 8, 1665. Inventory of property claimed, by the minor children of Elias M .wry, late ofMehoopany Town ship. dec'd. Filet Dec. 6, 1565. Registers Office. 0. L. PARISH. Dee. 12, K Register AUDITOR'S NOTICE The undersigned having been appointed by the trpnans' Court of Wyoming County, Pa. an Audi tor to audit and to distribute the funds in the mat ter of the nart'al account of Cordelia Harding admin istratrix of Elisha Q. Harding Dee'd will attend to the duties of his appointment on Thursday, the 28th day of December, 1665, at hi- office in Tunhannock Borough at one o'clock P. M.. at which time and place all persons are required to preset their claims or be debarred from coming in lor a share of the as setts or funds in the case atorcsaid GEO. S. TCTTON, Auditor. vsnl3 £ AUDITOR'S NOTICE. The undersigned having been appointed by th® Orphans' Court of Wyoming County, Pa., an audi tor to distribute the balance of tho fund in tho hands of Wm. M. Sine administrator of the estate of Jacob A Cook dee'd , will attend to the duties of his saiil appointment on Friday the 29th day of December, <865, at his office in Tunkhannock Bcro. at one o'clock I'. Mat which time an place all persons are require I to preseut their claims or be debarred from coming in for a shaie of the assetts or fund in the aforesaid case. GEO. S TUTTON, Auditor, vonlß AUDITOR'S NOTICE, The undersigned having been appointed by th® Orphans' Court of Wyoming County, Ia M an auditor to report on tho exceptions file ito the account of C. W. Whitney administrator of the estate of Walter Whitney dec'J. will attend (.• the duties of his ap pointment, on Saturday the oi/th day of December, 1565. at his office in Tunkhannock Borough, at one o'clock P, M„ at which time and place all persons interested In said matter are required to attend or be debarred thereafter from making further object tions thereto or coining in on said fund. GEO S. TI'TTON, Auditor. vsnl3 Auditor's Notice, Th • un ler?ig.*ed having been appointed by th® Court" of Co,J> nPI " of Wjoming Centy a auditor to distr.hu,* ,bo t id's Sale of the Real Est a.? ° f will attend to the duties of his aPl^'J 1 Thumta _ office in the Borough of Tunkhanno- - ' the 11th day of January IBgg, at IP. J*. -enmrJ •- day, at which time andpbiee all persons arc ™ ~ ed to present their claims orbo debarred froiq in?* in upon said funds. ' -v ■ - t WM. M PIATT Audi ten Taokh annock Dee ißgs. ADMINISTRATOR'S SiOTICE. IETTERSof administration on the estate of John,. Sawyer, hit" of Washington Township. Dee'd, having been granted the nn lersigned; Notice is hereby given to all persons indebted to said estate (o come forw rd and pay the same; and to all hav ing claims or demands against said estate to make known and prosent the samo tor settlement without. j e i,, v AHIRA GAi, Adm'r. Tunkhannock, P®„ >' ov -9. 1865 - vsnl7-6wks. ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE. LETTERS of administration or. the estate of Pe j tor Stark late cf Nicholson Township Wyoming 3ountv, having been granted the undersigned ; no ice is hereby given to all persons indebted to said •state, to come forward and pay the same : and to ill persons having claims or demands against said •state, to make known and present tho same for ettilement without delay, to SAMUEL STARK 3d, r. Nicholson; Pa., Nov. 29, 18g5. Adm' vsnl7-gwks, ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE. Letters of Administration on the estate of Eliaa < Howry, late Mehoopany Tp Dee'd, having been" rranted to the undersigned, notice is hereby given o 11 per. >BS indebted to aaia estate to come for rnrd and pay the same, and to all persons having •laitns or demands against the same.to present, them or settlement without delay to the subscriber at th® esidence in Mehoopany. • E. W. STURDEVANT. Adm r. • • Mehoopany Nov. 8, 1865.