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DEMOCR ATIC STATE TICKET.
Hon. HIESTER CLYMER.
OF BERKS COUNTY.
DEMOCRATIC COUNTY TICKET.
O. E. SHANNON, of Bedford Bor.
ROBT. STECKMAN, of Bloody Run.
GEORGE W. GUMP, of Napier.
DAVID HOWSARE, of Southampton
MICHAEL DIEIIL, of Colerain.
JOHN I). LUCAS, of Bloody Run.
A Campaign Paper.
The undersigned propose to publish
a campaign paper to beentitled "The
Climber," the first number of which
will be issued on the 4th of July next,
and continued until the Gubernatorial
election in October.
This publication will lie devoted to the
support of President Johnson's Resto-1
ration Policy and the election of such
candidates as are open ly in favor of sus
taining that policy. It will contain six
teen columnsof matter and will be filled i
with racy editorials and the spiciest .
articles of the campaign. No conser
vative politician should be without it.
Ten copies to one address, cash in advance, $5 00 j
Twenty " " " " 300
Less than ten copies toone address, 60 cts per c >py.
Get up your clubs and send in your j
orders at once. No attention paid to
any order unless accompanied by the
cash. Persons getting up clubs should
be particular to specify in their orders i
the name of the person to whom they j
wish the package addressed, as all the
papers in the club will be sent to one
person for distribution. Address,
MEYERS & MENGEL,
DEMOCRATIC COIATY COXVEXTIOX.
The Democratic County Convention
which assembled in this place, on Tues
day last, came up entirely to our high
expectations, and behaved in a most
prudent, harmonious and patriotic
manner. Of course, all could not
have their Jirst choice nominated, but j
the nominations give very general sat- j
isfaction. The candidates for county ;
effi -esare all good men and will make ;
an excellent canvass. We shall refer |
to them individually in the future. —
Considering the number of candidates,
there is less dissatisfaction with the ;
nominees than we have ever known
before, and we have no doubt whatev- |
er, that, under any and all circumstan
ces, the ticket will be elected by an j
overwhelming majority. Democrats,
you have a good ticket; go to work and
sustain it with all your energies!
DEATH OF CiEV. I.E.AVIS C ASS.
The last of the compeers of Clay and
Webster, Mr. Buchanan alone except
ed, has passed from earth. Gen. Lewis ;
Cass died at his home in Detroit, Mich- j
igan, on Sunday last, at 1 o'clock in the
morning. The whole country will
mourn the death of this venerable pa
triot, and mourn the more because s>
few are left to occupy the position he
held in society and in American States
manship. Gen. Cass lived to the good
old agepf 83 years.
AT a recent fair in Mechanicsburg,
Cumberland county, (Geary's home) a
vote was taken for Governor, ten cents
being the price of a single vote. The
whole number of votes east was 3.700,
and the result was as follows:
Clymer's majority, 000
And this in face of the fact that Me
chanicsburg has heretofore been strong
Ax informal meeting of the soldiers
of the State will be held at Harrisburg,
on the 28th inst., for the purpose of call
ing a Sta e Convention of Soldiers fa
vorable to the election of Mr. Clymer.
The Pittsburg Geary swindle doesn't
go down with the "boys in blue."
"Climber" Clubs.— We are receiv
ing some large accessions to our list of
subscribers to the "Campaign Clim
ber." Wood berry, Cumberland Val
l y, Union and Juniata report large
oubs. Let our friends iu tAinar ditwjcia
jaunt by L&.'tr Csiaiip*:.
1 THE NEW TRICK TO I*ORCE N'EORO
, SUFFRAGE 1 PON THE PEOPLE
OF THE UNITED STATES.
j The Disunion Congressional Diree
j tory have at last agreed upon their plan [
|of "reconstruction." It consists of an i
; amendmentto the Federal Constitution
I the principal object of which is to es- i
J tablish Negro Suffrage. We publish j
the amendment entire in another col-,'
j umn. Let us examine it for a momeiV-.
Section first declares that
"All persons born or naturalized in
the United States, and subject to the
j jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the
United States and of the State wherein
they reside. Xo State ahallmake or en
forceuny taw which shall abridge the priv
ilege# or immunities of citizens of the Uni
ted States; nor shall any State deprive any
person of li/e, liberty,or property, with
out due process of law, or deny to any
person within its jurisdiction the equal
protection of the laws."
Observe; "Alt persons born, or natur
alized in the United States," are made!
"citizens of the United States and of the
State wherein they reside." Certainly
and indisputably this means that Ne
groes, Mulattoes, and every body else
(alljtcrsous) shall Ik- citizens. Now,
the leading Disuniouists in Congress
argue that citizenship embraces every
right that can be enjoyed under our
form of Government. They tell us j
that one citizen is as good us another, I
and, therefore, that a white citizen can j
have no privileges which do not equal- J
ly attach to the black. Thus they in
tend to compel the people to accept No
gro Suffrage. First, by this amend
ment to the Constitution, they propose
to make " all persons," including Ne
groes, citizens. Next, the Negro be
ing a citizen, they will demand for him
the same rights as are exercised by oth
er citizens. Should any State attempt
to interfere against their scheme by
legislation, they will say, "You dare
not deny to any person within your j
juiisdietion the equal protection of the j
laws." To carry out their programme, i
should they have a majority in Con- j
gress, they will pass such laws as will
suit their purposes. In order to enable
them to do this they have added a sec
tion to the amendment under consider-;
ation, which reads as follows:
"Section 5. The Congress shall have j
power to enforce, by appropriate leg
islation, tlie provisions of this article.''
Again, Section second declares that'
whenever the right to vote is denied to 1
any of the male inhabitants of a State,
being twenty one years of age and cit- j
izens of the United States, the basis,
of representation shall be reduced in
proportion to the member of such male ;
inhabitants excluded from the right ol
suffrage. For instance, Pennsylvania
has a Negro population sufficient to
give her one member of Ooii'-rt—.. 1Im1
not the Negro inhabitants been count
ed in the last apportionment, Pennsyl
vania would have had but twenty three
instead of twenty four members of Con
gress. Now, if this amendment be a
dopted, Pennsylvania must either give
the Negroes the right to vote, or lose
one member of Congress. This rule
would operate still more severely upon
! the Southern States. They would be
i compelled to lose one third, at least, ol
their present representation in Con
gress, if they declined to confer the
| right of suffrage upon their Negroes,
i On the other hand, if they choose to
: give the Negroes the right to vote, they
would gain largely in representation,
| <ts but three-Sfths of the late slaves were
counted in the last Congressional ap
• portionment. Ilence, this section of
; the Amendment compels, on the one
hand, and bribes, on the other. Its
whole purpose is to induce the States,
North and South, to give the Xegroex
the right of Suffrage. This, even "he
i who runs may read."
Such, then, is the plan of "recon
j struetion" presented by the Stevens
and Sumner Disuniouists of the so-call
ed "Republican" party. It is NEGRO
; SUFFRAGE, or it is nothing. The
| people must choose between it and the
unconditional Union policy of I'resi
dent Johnson, advocated and supported
: by the Democratic party.
—ln Toronto, Canada, it is believed
; that the Fenians have not given up
their schemes for invading Canada. It
i is now reported that an attack is ex
pected from them somewhere on the
Western line. Canadian officers and
men on leave have all been ordered to
return to their regiments at once, and
1 the troops at Stratford, Canada West,
had been put in marching and fighting
j trim. The Fenian prisoners in Canada
; are to be sent to Ottawa, where the At
j torney General will determine upon
! his course in regard to them, and soon
j afterwards the mode of trial will be
| settled upon and the time and place
—Large trains of emigrants, mostly
i farmers and laborers, are reported to
t be arriving in Colorado Territory daily.
—A murderer in West Virginia was
| banged on Friday, and another will be
j similarly treated in Kentucky on the
31st of August.
—Last Saturday was observed by the
Charlestonians as the anniversary of
the battle of Secessionvilie, in honor of
the confederate dead.
—W. W. Seaton, formerly connected
with the National Intelligencer, died in
Washington on Saturday, at the age of
eighty one years.
—A boy, twelve years of age, sta! bed
his mother, in Reading, on Friday,
while she was punishing him.
—"President" Roberts, of the Fenian
1 Brutherhoodi is in Waahingufli, uki-
Democratic County Convention.
NOMINATIONS. RESOLUTIONS, A( .
! Dlwinion ism roiiiirmni'rt and President
Johnson's Restoration Policy
j Great Enthusiasm and entire Harmony.
The Democratic County Convention
j assembled in the Court House, in this
I place, on Tuesday last, and was called
to ord Q r by the chairman of the Dem
ocratic County Committee, E. F. Kerr,
Esq. Hon. Jas. Burns, of Juniata, was
appointed President, and J. Henry
Hutton, of Bedford Borough, M. A.
Hunter, of Bjoad Top, and Daniel
Fletcher, of Monroe, Secretaries.
The list of delegates was then called
over, and the following named gentle
men presented credentials and took
seats in the Convention.
I Bedford Borough. —Hon. Job Mann,
J. H. Hutton.
Bedford Township. —Saml. Detibaugh,
Bloody Bun Bor.— M. llitehey, J. D.
Broad Top.— M. A. Hunter, Daniel
Colerain. —A. Weisel, G. W. Cessna.
Cumberland Vat. —Joseph Brandt,
Harrison. —George Elder, Win. E
Hopewell. — l G. Stepleton, Geo. White
Juniata. —Lewis Fyan, Hon. James
| LUrerJy. —George Itoades. Isaac Elder.
Londonderry. —James Mattingly, 1).
Monroe.— Daniel Fletcher, Thomas
Nupier. —John Sill, Wm. Crissman.
Providence Past. —Peter M. Barton
. Catlwalader Evans.
Providence West. —Homer Neice, Jer
S-heltsburg bor. —J. G. l'ra-er, A. P.
St. C'air.—.J. W. Crissman, J. Feaster.
Saxton Bor.— S. 8. Fluek. M. Harris.
Southampton. —Thos. Donahoe, John
Snake Spring. —A. Mortimore, John
Union, —Saml. Burkei, Josiah Mowrv.
( I Voodberry Middle. —W. M. Pearson,
i 1). Barley.
11 oodberry South. —Josiah Itichey,
j David B. lvochendarfer.
The Convention then proceeded to
nominate candidate - for Prothonotary.
A communication was here made to the
Convention that Hon. A.J. Snively
was not a candidate before the Conven
tion and that hi- name had been an
nounced in that connection without his
knowledge or consent. <). E. Shannon,
Esq., of Bedford Borough, was then
nominated by acclamation as tin 1 can
didate for Prothonotary.
Nominations were then made for
Sheriff. After prolonged balloting,
during which Messrs. Keyser, Earn
est, Sansom, Fluke, Figard, Keighard
Detibaugh, Horn, Steel and Stockman
received the warm support of their
respective friends* the contest li
nally narruwwl down htttvvwn .
Keyser and Steekman, anil on the
9th ballot. ROBERT STECKMAN,
of Bloody ltun, was declared the
nominee for Sheriff.
Balloting was then had for A—ociato
Judge, John Black, G. Smouse, Jr.,
Jos. Sellers, F. 1). Beegle and G. W.
i Gump being named. After a number
of ballots which resulted in very flat
tering votes for the several candidates,
the contest lay between Col. F. 1). Beeg
le and G. W. Gump, Esq., when the
next ballot nominated Mr.GUMP by
j two majority.
The nomination for Commissioner
i being in order, Mes-rs. Brumbaugh,
Bowser, D. P. Beegle, How-are, and
Souser, were balloted for, each candi
date receiving an excelient vote. On
the last ballot, the contest was between
Messrs. John S. Brumbaugh and Da
vid Howsare, and resulted in the nom
ination of Mr. HOWSARE by two ma
Nominations were then made for
; Poor Director. Messrs. Moses, Dichl,
j Simon Brumbaugh and Orasier were
j balloted for, each receiving a respecta-
I ble vote, when MICHAEL DIKHL
was tinaily nominated.
For Auditor JOHN D. LUCAS was
i HON. A. 11. COFFROTH was then
| recommended as tiie choice of the Con
j vention for Congress.
B. F. MEYERS was recommended
j as the candidate of the Convention for
I the nomination for State Senator,
j The nominations were then made
The following resolutions were then
read by Mr. J. Henry Hutton and u-
I naniinously adopted by the Conven
WHEREAS, It is the privilege as
well as the duty of the people to make
j known to their agents in public office,
i their will in regard to the issues before
; the country, and the principles and
I policy which .should govern those a
gents in the exercise of their official
I functions, ami WHEREAS the present is
especially 4 time in which the position
of public affairs demands the anxious
and patriotic attention of all good citi
Resolved, .That we regard with great
alarm the efforts of those men in Con
gress who are striving to keep up the
sectional feud which so lately culmi
nated in civil war, by refusing to per
mit the restoration of the Union, and
defeating the consummation for which
so much blood was shed and so great
Resolved, That we believe now, as
we have always maintained, that the
Union consists of alt the States, and not
ut any pari of them, and we recognize
no ilag as ours save that oil whose tokls
the stripes are illumined by '1 htrty-six
Sburi unniutilated by tjio hand of
, ddutfiiAn LxLUirton JscaM umnarrWd Uy
the heel of Northern Disunion.
Resolved , That we deplore the con
tinued agitation of the Negro question,
so fruitful of evil in the past, and so
portentous of troublein the future; and
we hold the Disunion party in Con
gress, led by Sumner in the Senate and
Stevens in the House, responsible for
whatever difficulties may result from
that agitation hereafter.
Resolved , That we are for the whole
Union, as our fathers established it, as
our soldiers fought for it, and as the
patriot Andrew Johnson is now striv
ing to restore it, and we hold all men
to be enemies of the Union and traitors
to the Government, who believe in a
dissevered country and a mutilated
tiag; a country such as Thaddeus Ste
vens and the radical* in Congress would
make for us. u-ith eleven Slates stricken,
from lhe Union, & ties; with eleven Stars
blotted out of the constellation.
Resolved , That the uninterrupted and
persistent legislation by Gongress, in
behalf of the negrr , to the neglect of
the interests of the v bite people, and es
pecially of the soldi >rs of the country,
is an outrage to be tolerated only by
the lunatics who vould reverse the
laws of Nature ant of God, by mixing
the races and makiig white black and
Resolved, That W recognize in Ilies
ter Clynier, the noninee of the Denio
cratic party of Peii;.vl van ia for Gover
nor a gentleman \ve> possesses all the
qualities which cothl be desired in a
candidate for the Gibernatorial office.
J lis honesty and cipability arc fully
avouched by the tesimony of the lead
ing presses which wpose him oil polite
iitt 1 grounds, whilst in tiie ranks ot the
Democracy his talests and worth are
universally acknowledged and respect
ed, facts that renter morally certain
his triumphant eleeion.
Resolved, That as to a'i differences a
niong Democrats it the past, we are
willing "tolet bygmes be bygones,"
and that we recognise as the great over
shadowing i>.-iie o" the present day,
lite restoration of tie I nion as against
the continuance of dissolution by the
machinations of the Radical leaders in
tlie present Congress, and we invite all
men, without regard to previous polit
ical predilections, to unite with us in
favor of Restoratioh and against Disso
lution, and as an earnest of our inten
tions in this regard we present to the
people of this Congressional district, as
our choice for Coign—-, our present
worthy and efflcien: member, lion. A.
1 i. Coff'roth.
Resolved, Tliat believing Bedford
County entitled to :he nomination for
State Senator, she having yielded her
claims to that nomination three years
Ago, and having last year yielded to
Somerset and Fulton the candidates
for Legislature, we present as our u
nanimous choice for that position, J ion.
B. F. Meyers and hereby authorize
him to appoint hi- own conferees.
R,solviti , That W? call upon the pco
ple of this Senatorial and Representa
tive District, to elect the Democratic
nominees fur Senator and Representa
tive, it being acknowledged by the
"Republican" presses that the "Repub
lican" Senator and Representatives
sold the people ill the last Legislature
on the Railroad question.
Resolved, That John P. Reed, Esq.,
Win. Keyser and L. N. Fyan be and
they are iiereby appointed conferees to
meet conferees from the other counties
in this Congressional district to nomi
i natea candidate-for < 'ongress.
Resolved, That Maj. L. Taliofcrro,
John Siii and John W. Crisman be and
I are hereby appointed conferees to meet
conferees from the other counties in
tljis Representative district, to nonii
i nate candidates for Representatives.
Resolved, That the Democratic Couu
tv Committe be and they are hcreh.v
i a'uthorlzect to revise me rules ol the
Democratic party of Bedford County,
! and that the Committee be required to
report to the next annual meeting of
tin- Democracy in February, ist>7.
Resolved. That the following persons
| be appointed a County Committee for
the ensuing year.
J. \V. DICKEKSON, Chairman,
Bedford Tp.—< >\ven McGirr.
Broad Top—M. A. Jiunter.
Bloody Run—Simon States,
i Colerain—G. W. Cessna.
Cumberland Valley—D. R. Ander
Harrison —G. W. Horn.
Hopewell—J. B. Fluck.
j Liberty—lsaac Kensinger.
Napier—J. j. Sill.
Providence East-Cadwalader I.vans.
Providence West—A.J. Morgart.
Snake Spring—J. G. Hartley.
St. Clair —Samuel Beck ley.
Southampton—Win. Adams, Esq.
I 'nion—Michael Werlz.
Wood berry South— J. I. Noble.
Wood berry Middle—Daniel Barley.
Sax ton Borough—G. Faxon.
Coal Dale Borough—J. A. Pearson.
1 >uring the session of the Convention,
the proceedings were enlivened with
music most eloquently discoursed by
the Bed ford Democratic Bras- Band.
< >ll motion the Convention adjourned
1 sine die. JAMES BURNS, Brest.
J. JI. HUTTON, )
M. A. HUNTER, Secretaries.
DANIEL FLETCHER, J
taiun MAVS I'KOJI A I'VN con'ritv.
Tlie political news from the Far West
is somewhat cheering. In Nebraska,
we learn from the Tribune of yesterday,
i the Democrats have gained eonsidera
; bly on last year'- vote, though that
| journal still claims the success of the
! Radical disunionists"beyond all perad
vonturc." The have been joy
ously appropriating Oregon, and some
of their journals have been quite ecsta
tic over the result on the Pacific coast.
I Yesterday, however, a brief telegram !
! came over the wires which greatly dam-:
poned their hopes in that distant region,
i the news is as follows:
The remit of the, Oregon election re
mains in doubt. Roth parties claim the
tS'iih la/ a m ojor if;/ of abend, sis' hunt!red.
While this performance was going
: on in Oregon, the "copperheads" were
| hard at work a little further north, in a
! Territory called "Washington," and
the result of their labors. "<ts far as
j heard fruin," is thus pleasantly an
The returns of the elect ion in Hashing
i ton Territory show barge Democratic
gains. The entire Democratic ticket in
nine counties is elected, and it is believed
to be so in four others.
We commend these fellows to "Con
gress." They certainly need "recon
structing." If tlie news should be con
tinued by subsequent intelligence, there
is but one thing left for the Rumps to
do, and that is to pass some constitu
tional amendment which will prevent
tlie inhabitants of these benighted re
gions forever hereafter from voting the
Democratic ticket. — Age.
—Hon. E. B. Washburne, has been
nominated for re-election by the Re
p iblieaup of the (Third OongreSaktoai
- diijujet hf lUJaMiu...
Read! Reflect! Decide!
THE NEW EI.ATEOKH or THE THAD.
STEVEN'S WIN or TIIE "RKPVBI.I.
( AS" PARTY!
A Black Walnut with a Negro Sttllragc
TIIE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.
The following Is the Joint Resolu
tion of Congress, proposing to amend
the Federal Constitution :
Resolved bg the Satiate and House of
Representatives of the United States of
America, in Congress assembled, (two
thirds of both houses concurring,) That
the following article be proposed to
the Legislatures of several States, as
an amendment to the Constitution of
the United States, which when ratified
oy three-fourths of said Legislatures,
be valid as part of the Constitution,
Art. —.See. 1. All persons born or
naturalized in the United States, and
subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are
citizens of the United States and of
tlie State wherein they reside. No
State shall make or enforce any law
which shall abridge the privileges or
immunities of citizens of the United
States; nor shall any State deprive any
person of life, liberty or property with
out due process of law, nor deny to a
ny person within its jurisdiction the
equal protection of the laws.
Sec. 2. Representatives shall be ap
portioned among the several States ac
cording to their respective numbers,
counting the whole number of persons,
including Indian-not taxed. But when
ever the right to vote at any election
for tlie choice of electors for President
and Vice President, Representatives in
Congress, executive and judicial offi
cers, or members of the Legislature
thereof, is denied to any of tiie male
inhabitants of such State, being twen
ty-one years of age and citizens of the
United States, or in any way abridg
ed, except for participation in rebellion
or other crime, the basis of representa
tion therein shad be reduced in tlie pro
portion which tlie number of such male
citizens shall bear tothe whole number
of male citizens twenty-one years of
age in such State.
Sec. 3. That no person shall be a Sen
ator or Representative in Congress, or
elector of President and Vice President,
or hold any office, civil or military, un
der the United States, or under any
State, who, having previously taken
an oath as a member of Congress, or as
an officer of the United States, or as a
member of any State Legislature, or as
an executive or judicial officer of any
State to support the Constitution of the
United States, shall have engaged in
insurrection or rebellion against the
same, or given aid and comfort to the
enemies thereof. But Congress may,
by a vote of two-thirds of cadi House,
remove such disability.
See. 4. The validity of the public
debt of the United States authorized by
law, including debt- incurred for pay
ment of pensions and bounties for sup
pressing insurrection or rebellion shall
not be questioned. But neither the
United States nor any State-ball assume
or pay any debtor obligation incurred
in aid of insurrection or rebellion a
gainst the United States, or any claim
for the loss or emancipation of any
slaves, but all such debts, obligations
and claims shall be held illegal and
Sec. o. The Congress shall have pow
er to enforce, by appropriate legisla
tion, the provisions oi this article.
CONt.KEKSIONA I. NEWS.
SENATE.— A bill was passed provid
ing for the appointment of Paymaster
in the United States navy. It was a
greed that to-day be set aside tor the.
conside. ationof business relating to the
District of Columbia. The bill regulat
ing the numberand appointment of of
ficers in the United States navy was
taken up. It will be found elsewhere.
It provides for the appointment on the
active list of one Admiral, one Vice
Admiral, ten Rear Admirals, and a
proportionate number of other officers.
It fixes the salary of the Admiral at
ten thousand dollars a year. After
some disco—ion the bill was passed.—
The Senate then resumed the consider
ation of the joint resolution providing
for the proper representation of the U
nited States at the Paris Exhibition, to
lie held in IH<>7, the question being on
the amendment of Mr. Grimes, which
provides that no officer shall be ap
pointed or money paid out under this
resolution, until the Imperial Govern
ment shall give proper assurance of the
immediate withdrawal of the French
troops from Mexico. A long and ani
mated discusion ensued and a number
of speeches were made, some for and
others against the amendment. Tliea
mendment was finally withdrawn by
unanimous consent. Amendments
wereolfereil declaring that no member
of Congress or person holding any Gov
ernment office, shall be appointed as
one of the Commissioners, and provid
ing for an appropriation of twenty-five
thousand dollars to erect a building for
the proper display of American goods.
Pending discussion tlie .Senateadjourn
HOUSE. —A bill was reported from
the Committee on Military Affairs in
creasing the regular army of the Uni
ted States to a maximum of fifty thou
sand men. It was recommitted to the
committee to beagain reported on Tues
day next, to be considered by the House.
The credentials of Mr. \V. McKenzie,
claiming to be a member elect from
the Fifth district of North Carolina,
were presented and referred to Die Joint
Committee on Reconstruction. A bill
was passed, after some discussion, es
tablishing assay offices in Oregon and
Idaho. A joint resolution was agreed
to, extending the benefits of tbeact re
stricting the jurisdiction of the Court
of Claims to the State of West Virgin
ia. The House then took up the bill
restoring the Southern States to their
full political rights. A long discussion
ensued. Mr. Harris, of Maryland,
made a speech against the bill. He sta
ted that he believed in the right of se
cession, that by that act the Southern
States were outof the Union, and would
have to lie admitted by net of Congress.
He said he was opposed also to Presi
dent Johnson's policy, and said that as
theStatc from which the President is
sent is out of the Union, he is only
President defacto. He warmly eulo
gized the bravery and patriotism of
Southern men, and said, in conclusion,
tlie Southern people would never de
grade themselves by freely accepting
conditions from whose benefit their
chosen leaders were excluded. A long
discussion ensued. The House finally
adjourned without taking any action
on the bill.
SENATE.— The Tax bill, with amend
ments, was reported from the Commit
tee on Finance. The bill regulating
tlie occupation of mineral lands and
extending the right of pre-emption
thereto was then taken up. A number
of amendments were proposed anda
dopted. Mr. Saulsbury rose to a per
sonal explanation in regard to a state
ment which appeared in the New York
Tribune, from its Y ashington Corre
spondent, that he (Mr. S.) was present
at the caning of Mr. GriuneU by pen.
■Ruetj&au ad a backer for Gen. Rdasuau;
and that he (Mr. S.) had been waiting
for the attack. Mr. Saulsburvsaid that
the statement was false and denounced
the author as a wilful liar. The Com- t
mittee of Conference on the bill mil
king appropriations forthecompletion,
preservation and repair of certain pub
lic work already in process of construc
tion made a report, which was agreed
to. The previous discussion was then
continued, but without taking a vote
on the bill the Senate went into execu
tive session, and at its close adjourned.
HOUSE. —The Committee on Naval
Affairs was instructed to inquire into
the propriety of abolishing the marine
corps and transferring it to the army,
and supplying its place by details from
the army whenever there is any neces
sity for such service. A joint resolu
tion was passed appropriating sixteen
thousand dollars to teimburse the State
of Vermont for protecting and defend
ing the .State from the invasion from
Canada in ISG4. An amendment tothe
Constitution allowing Congress to im
pose an export duty on cotton was re
jected by a vote of yeas .7.1, nays 01.
A concurrent resolution was passed re
questing the President to transmit at
once certified copies of the amendment
to the Constitution, passed by Congress
on the Pith instant, to the Executives
of the several States. A resolution was
passed requestingthe President to com
municate to the House all information
in his possession relating to the impris
onment of United States citizens by
the Canadian authorities. The House
then took up the bill providing for the
restoration of the Southern States to
their full political rights. Mr. Raymond
made a long speech against the bill.
After some further discussion the bill
was laid aside. Messages were receiv
ed from the President .transmitting
certain diplomatic correspondence re
lating to the transmission of Austrian
troops to Mexico, and also transmitting
copies of the laws of the Southern
States in relation to the Confederate
debt. The House then adjourned.
J JtOM EUROPE.
Virtual Commencement oftlio W ar—Tiu'
Cast nope of I'eaee Dispelled.
By 4 he arrival at New York of the
steamships llansa, Palmyra, and City
of Paris we have advices from Europe
to the Gth inst. The news is most im
portant. The proposed Conference at
Paris has been abandoned, owing to the
refusal of Austria to bind herself to a
bide by the action of the Conference
except upon certain conditions. There
is now no longer any hut the very faint
est possible hope that peace will be
maintained. The London Times be
lieves that the first blow will be struck
in the S'h les wig-Hols tein Duchies.—
Austria who, from her geographical po
sition, is powerless to prevent Prussia
from seizing anil holding the Duchies,
will, in all probability, make a counter
move into Prussian Silesia. The J tail-
It/ News intimates that Prussia is about
to issue a warlike manifesto or a direct
declaration of war. Prussia charges
Austria with violating her pledges, anil
Austria, on the other hand, justifies
her acts. Military preparations are
continued on ail sides. The Italian
volunteers number ninety-five thous
and men. The typhus fever is said to
have broken out among the Italian
troops on the frontier. Martial law lets
been declared in Venetia. The Aus
trian army is now eight hundred thous
and strong. The lTussian army con
sists of four hundred and fifty-two bat
talions of infantry, three hundred and
twenty squadrons of cavalry, and over
a thousand pieces of artillery.
Bv the arrival, off Farther Point, of
the steamship Peruvian, we have one
day's later advices from Europe. The
lirst step In at .ive hostilities has been
taken. On the 7t li the Prussian troops
entered the Duchy of Holtein, and
the Austrians were concentrating at
Altona, where a collision was expected.
The Steamship China was telegraphed
ofi' Halifax yesterday. The Continental
news co; tinued to be warlike. Austria
has declared the ports of Pola. Caltaro
and the Island of Lissa ports of war.
Austria regards the Prussian invasion
of Hoi.stein a casus be//i. The Emper
or of France has sent the Duke of Gram
tuont to Vienna, to make a last effort
at conciliation. Austria maintains her
position relative to the Conference, and
it is said at Berlin to have determined
to settle the dispute by the arbitrament
of tiie sword.
PERSONAL .4XI) POLITICAL.
—Mr. Davis has been made an hon
orary member of the Ladies' Memorial
Association of Petersburg, Va. Mr.
R. A. Hamilton paid the fee.
—Judge I jane, late Chief Justice of
the Supreme Court of Ohio, died on
—Major-General Stannard has been
appointed collector of customs for the
Vermont district, in place of William
—Sumner is said to be disgusted with
Grinned. He lias made tlie story of
Sumner's martyrdom not only stale,
but no longer profitable.
—A lady named Murphy, residing in
Tehama county, Cal., shoe a man
through the head with a pistol to save
herself from being ravished.
—A Mrs. Zerritiger of Indianapolis,
took a large doseof poison last Friday,
because her husband felt too poor to
take her to a ball.
—.Senator Wright, of Now Jersey, is
in u much improved condition of health,
and has, in fact, nearly recovered from
his recent paralytic attack.
The Queen would not permit a ball
at the British Embassy, in Paris, on
her birthday. They used to -o it reg
ularly before "our dear Albert" died.
—Mr. Grinncll picked ug a piece of
the cane with which General Kossoau
whipped him, and said he proposed-to
present it to Mrs. Grinned.
—The President of the Republic of
Liberia has written a letter, in which
he urges the African people of this
country to continue their exertions in
favor of emigration, by all means.
—Professor Powell, of Covington,
Kentucky, dying,bequeathed his head:
to a Cincinnati lady, to be used for sci
entific purposes, audit was sent to her.
Small favors are thankfully received.
—Mr. Wade of the Senate, is greatly
exercised on the subject of "Republic
anism" in Mexico. There will be a
time when nothing of that kind will
trouble him in Ohio.
—A modest proposition is pending in
Congress to place sixty thousand dol
lars in the hands of 11. F. Butler, to he
held in trust for the purchase of a Na
tional Asylum, and Butler is waiting
—The annual income of Wendell
Phill ips is sixty thousand dollars. The
Cleveland Ptaindeater remarks that the
statement should go with it, which
will hardly be denied, that Phillips in
herited his wealth from ancestors who
accumulated immense fortunes by the
manufacture of aod traffic in New Eng
land nun 1 , and bV the Afrithn slave
—The officers of several of the Ve
nango Banksof Pennsylvania are about
to bring suit against Auditor General
Slenker, and through him against the
State, for the recovery of a million and
a quarter of United States securities
deposited with the Auditor General as
security for the circulation of those
banks.* The allegation is that of em
bezzlement by certain parties for which
the Auditor General is held responsible.
—Some forty members of Congress
have addressed a letter to Gov. Brown
low, of Tennessee, asking him to con
vene the Legislature lor the purpose of
j ratifying the Constitutional amend
ment. It is intimated that if this be
done the Tennessee delegation will at
once be admitted. In other words,
Stokes, Maynard and company are cool
ly asked to buy their seats at the Rad
A few days ago a freedman in King
William county, Va., killed, aftera
desperate encounter, a monster snake
measuring nearly eight feet long and
large in proportion. The contents of
his snakeship's stomach were varied
and assorted, reported as follows: a
j young rabbit, five partridge eggs, a
couple of frogs, two hen's eggs, a liz
zard and a small chicken.
—The Board of Trade of Albany, X.
I Y., has adopted a resolution recom
mending the abolition of the bushel,
I and the adoption of the cental or hun
dred popnds as the standard weight.
1 The Cleveland Board of Trade has also
adopted a similar recommendation.
—Last week the Treasury Depart
! ment printed §•'>!(>,•">!)!) in fractional cur-
I rency, of which amount $131,000 were
shipped to national banks and private
—Roger Lamb, who was some time
since convicted in New York of the
murder of his wife, and whose case was
j appealed and a new trial ordered, died
at the B.ackwell's Island Hospital on
—The King of Prussia has decreed
that in the event of war merchant ves
sels belonging to subjects of hostile
States shall not be subject to capture
and confiscation by his ships of war.
—The report that the rinderpest ex
isted in New York is denied by the of
ficers of the Agricultural Society. The
disease is pleuro-pheumonia.
—The St. Cloud Democrat states that
a train of one hundred wagons recent
ly left St. < 'loud. Minnesota, for the gold
mines of Montana.
—The Post master-General refuses to
increase the pay of New England rail
roads for carrying the mails.
—The Montreal Gazette asserts that
those opposed to confederation are
scarcely in favor of annexation to the
—The Merchantsof Savannah, Ga., are
i making arrangements to celebrate the
; Fourth of July in grand style.
—The steamer Magnolia was burned
1 at St. Louis on Tuesday morning. The
loss i- about sloo,(MHi.
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Cholera, Diarrhoea, and Dysentery!
j —A cure is narrnnted by Dr. Tobias' celebrated
! Yenitinn Liniment, if used when taken by persons
i of temperate habits.. This medicine has been
known in the United States over 20 years. Thous
ands have used it, and found it never failed to
\ cure any complaint for which it was recommended
and all those who first tried i'. are now never
without it. In the Cholera of 1848, Dr. Tobias at
tended 40 cases and lost 4. being called in too late
I to do any good.
Direction* —Take a teaspoonful in a wine-glass
of water every half hour for two hours, and rub
the abdomen and extremities well with Liniment.
To allay the thirst, take a Inmp of ice in the
mouth, about the size of a marble every ten min
utes. It is warranted perfectly innocent to take
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A .Single Box of Bmndreth's Pills
contains more vegetable extractive matter than
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five hundred physicians use them in their practice
| to the exclusion of other purgatives. The first
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Chang'd in a Moment,
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| simple application of
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! several years with a severe lung affection, and that
i dread disease. Consumption—is anxious to make
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! To all who desire it, he will send a copy of the
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ASTHMA, BRONCHITIS, COUGHS COLDS, and all
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Williamsburgn, Kings Co.. New Yoik
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