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traffic and speculation to the enhancement
in price of all that is indispensible to the
comfort of the neople, it would be wi-e
economy to atxoiisli our mints, thus saving
the nation the care and expense incident to
such establishments, and lot all our precious
tn **i MI s be exported in bullion. The time
has come, however, when the Government
ana national eauks should be requited to
take the most efficient steps, and make all
necessary arrangements for a resumption of
specie payments at the earliest practicable
period. Specie payments having been once
resumed by the Government and banks, all
notes or bills of paper issued by either of a
less denomination than twenty dollars,
should by law be excluded from circulation,
so tbat itie people may have the benefit and
convenience of a gold and silver currency,
which, in all their business transactions, will
be uniform in value at home and a broad.
Every man of property or industry—every
man who desires to preserve what he honest
ly possesses, or to obtain what he can hon
estly earn, has a direct interest in maintain
ing a safe circulating medium as shall be
real and substantial, not liable to vibrate
with opinious, not subject to be blown up or
blown down by the breath of speculation,
but to be made stable and secure. A dis
ordered currency is one of the greatest politi
cal evils; it undermines the virtues necessary
for the support of the social system, and en
courages propensities destructive of its hap
piuess. It wars against industry, frugality
and economy, and it fosters the evil spirits
of extravagance and speculation. It has
been asserted by one of our profound and
most gifted statesman, that "of all the con
trivances for cheating the laboring classes of
mankind, none has been more effectual than
that which deludedtheui with paper money."
This is the most effectual of inventions to
fertilize the rich man's held by the sweat of
the poor mail's brow. Ordinary tyranny,
oppression, excessive taxation, these bear
lightly on the happiness of the mass of the
community as compared with a fraudulent
Currency and the robberies committed by
depreciated paper. Our own history has re
corded for our instruction enough, and more
than enough, of the demoralizing tendency,
the injustice and the intolerable oppression
ou the virtuous and well disposed, of a de
graded paper currency authorizedby law or
in any waj r countenanced by Government.
]c is one of the most successful devices in
times of peace or war, expansions or revul
sions, to accomplish the transfer of all the
precious metals train the great mass of the
people into the hands of the few, where
they are hoarded iu secret places or deposi
ted in strong boxes under bolts and bars,
while the people are left to enduie all the
inconvenience, sacrifice and demoralization
resulting from the use of a depricated and
worthless paper money. The condition of
our tiuaucics and the operations of our reve
nue sy.-teui are set forth and fully explained
in the able and instructive report of the
S-eietarv of the Treasury. Ou the .10th of
June, 1866, the public debt amounted to
$2,783,425,879; on the 30th of June last it
was $2 692.199,215: showing a reduction
during the fiscal year of $91,226,664. Di
ving the fiscal year ending June 30. 1867,
the receipts were $490,634,010 and the ex
penditures $346,729,129, leaving an avaiia
bie surplus ot $143,904,880. It is estimated
that the receipts for the fiscal year ending
June 30, 1868, will be $417,161,928, and
that the expenditures will reach the sum of
$393,269,226, leaving in the Treasury a
surplus ot $23,892,702. For the fiscal year
ending June 30, 1869, it is estimated that
the receipts will amount to $381,000,000,
and that the expenditures will tie $372,000,-
000, showing an excess of $9,000,000 in
favor ot the Government.
The Revenue System.
The attention of Congress is earnestly in
vited to the necessity of thorough revision
of our revenue system. Our internal reve
nue laws and import system, should be so
adjusted as to bear most heavily on at deles
ot luxury, leaving the necessaries ol fileas
free from taxation as may be consistent wii .'i
the real wants of the Government. Econotu
ically administered, taxation would not
then fall unduly on the man of moderate
means, and while none would be entirely
exempt font all in proportion to
their pecuniary abilities would contribute
towards the support of the State. A modi
fication of the internal revenue system, by a
large reduction in the number of articles
now subj et to tax, woulu he followed by re
sults equally advantageous to the citiz-n
and the Government. It would render the
execution of the law less expensive, and
more certain, remove obstructions to indus
try, lessen the temptations to evade the law,
diminish the violations and frauds perpetra
ted upon its provisions, make its operations
less inquisitorial, and greatly reduce in num
bers the army of fax gatherer* created by
the system, who "take from 'die mouth of
honest labor the bread it has earned."
Retrenchment, reform and economy, should
be carried into every branch of the public
service, that the expenditures of the Gov
ernment may be reduced and the people re
lieved from oppressive taxation. A sound
currency should be restored, and the pub to
faith in regard to the national debt sacredly
observed. The accomplishment of these
important results, together with the restora
tion of the Union of the States upon the
principles of the Constitution, would inspire
confidence at home and abroad in the sta
bility of our institutions, and brine: to the
nation prosperity, peace and good will.
D partment Reports.
The report of the Secretary of War ml
interim exhibits the operations of the armv
and ol the several Bureaus of the War De
partment, The aggregate strength of our
military force on the 30th of September last
was 56,315. The total estim itcfor military
appropriations is $77,124, • t)• 00, including
a deficiency in last year's appropriation of
$13.600 000 00. The payments at the
Treasury on account of the service of the
War Department, from Jauuary Ist to Oc
tober 29th, 1867, a period of ten months,
amounted to $109,807,000. The expenses
of the militarv establishment, as well as the
numbers of the army, are now three times
as great as they have ever been in time of
peace, while the discretionary power is vei
led in the Execu'ive to add millions to this
expenditure by an increase of the army to
the maximum strength allowed by the law.
The comprehensive report of the Secre
tary of the Interior furnishes interesting
information in reference to the important
branches of the pubiic service connected
with his department, the mcnancing atti
tude of some of the warlike bands of Indi
ans inhabiting the district of oountrv be
tween the Arkansas and Platte Rivers and
portions of Dakota territory, required the
presence of a large military force in that re
erion. Instigated by real or imaginary
grievances the Indians occasionally commit
ted acts of barbarous violence upon emi
grants and our frontier sttleuients, hut a
general Indian war lias been providentially
avoided. The Commissioners, under the
act of 20rh of Ju'y. 1867. were invested with
full power to adjust existing difficulties,
negotiate treaties with the disaffi-cted bands,
an ! select for them reservations remote from
the traveled routes I set ween the Mississippi
and the Pacific. They entered without do
lay upon the execution ot their trust, hut
have not yet made any official report of their
proceedings. It is of vital importance that
our di-tant Territories should be exempt
from Indian outbreaks, and that the con
Struction of the Pacific Railroad, an object
of nation il importance, should not be inter
rupted by hostile Indians.
These objects, as well as the material in
terests and the moral and intellectual iut
provenient of the Indians, can be most
eff-etually secured by concentrating them
upon portions of country set apart lor their
exclusive use, and loomed gt joints remote j
: from our highways and encroaching white
Since the commencement of the second
ges.don of the Thirty ninth Congress, five
1 ! hundred and ten utiles of road have been
: constructed on the main line, and branches
; of the Pacific Railway line from Omaha are
1 i rapidly approaching the eastern base ot the
Kockv Mountains, whilst the terminus of
I the last section of constructed road in C'ali
: fornia, accepted by the Government on the
24th day of October last, was but eleven
miles distant froui the summit of the Sierra
Nevadas. The r.markableenergy evinced
by the companies offers the strongest assur
ante that the completion of the road from
Sacramento to Omaha will not be long de
ferred. During the last fiscal year seven
million, forty on*; thousand, one hundred and
fourteen acres of public land were disposed
ot, and the cash receipts from sales and fees
exceeded by one half million dollars the sum
realized from that source during the prece
Tne amount paid to pensioners, including
expenses of disbursements, was $18,619,956.
and thirty six thousand, four hundred and
eighty two names were added to the rolls.
The entire number of pensioners on the 30th
of June last was one hundred and fifty five
thousand, four hundred and seventy-four.
Eleven thousand, six hundred and fifty five
patents and designs were issued during the
year ending September 30th. 1867, and at
that date the balance in the Treasury to the
credit of the patent, fund, was $286,407.
The report of the Secretary of the Navy
states that we have seven squadronsactively
and judiciously employed, underefficient and
able commanders, in protecting the persons
. and property of American citizens, main
taining tlie dignity and power of the Gov
ernment, and promoting the commerce and
business interests of our countrymen in every
, part of the world. Of the two hundred
and thirty eight vessels composing the pres
ent Navy of the United States, fifty six. car
rying five hundred and seven guns are in
squadron service. During the year the
number of vessels in commission has been
reduced to twelve, and there are thirteen
lesson squ dron duty than there were at
the date of the last report. A large number
ot vessels were commenced and in the
course of construction when the war termi
nated, and although Congress had made the
necessary appropriations for their coutple
j tion the Department has either suspended
work upon them of limited the slow eutopic
! tion of the steam vessels so as to meet the
! contracts for machinery made with private
j The total expenditures of the Navy De-
I partmeut for the fiscal year ending June 30.
1867, were $31,034,011. No appropriations
i have been made or required since the close
j of the war for the construction and repair of
' vessels, for steam machinery, ordnance, pro
l visions, clothing, fuel, hemp, &c., the bal
-1 ances under these several heads having been
; more than sufficient for current expenditures.
It should also be stated, to the credit ot the
: Department, that, besides asking no appro
priations for the above objects for the last
j two years, the Secretary of the Navy on the
j 30th of September last, in accordance with
! the act of M y 1, 1820, requested the Secre
: tary of the Treasury, to carry to the surplus
i fund the .-,11111 of sixty-four millions of dol
lars, being the amount received from the
sales of vessels and other war property, and
the remnants of former appropriations.
The report of the Postmaster General
shows the business of the Postoffice Depart
j nient and the condition of the postal service
j in a very favorable light, and the attention
of Congress is called to its practical recom
mendations. The receipts of the Depart
ment for the year ending June 30, 1867, in
eluding all special appropriations for sea and
land service, and for free tnai! matter, were
$19,978,693. The expenditures for all pur
poses were $19,235,483, leaving an unex
pended balance in favor of the Department
j of $743,210, which can be applied towards
1 the expenses of the Department for the cur
j I'v.nt vcar. The increase of postal revenue,
i independent of specific appropriation, for
' the year 1867, over that of 1866, wassßso,-
: 040. The increase of revenue from the sale
| of postage stamps and stamped envelopes,
| was $783,404. The increa-e of expendi
ture fox 186/, over those of the previous
year, was owing chiefly to the extension of
| the laud and ocean mail service. During
j the past year new postal Conventions have
i been ratified and exchanged with the United
Kingdom of Great Britain, Ireland, Belgi
UIII, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the
North German Union, Italy and the Col
! ouia! Government at Hong Kong, reducing
very largely the rates of ocean and land
postages to and froui, and within those
[countries. The report of the acting Com
missioner of Agrieuiturs presents the condi
tion, wat.ts and progress of an interest em
inently worthy the fostering care of Con
gress, and exhibits a large measure of the
useful results achieved during the year to
which it refers.
The re establishment of peace at home
and the resumption of extended trade, trav
el and commerce abroad, have served to in
crease the number and variety of questions
in the department of foreign affairs. None
of these quest ions, however, have seriously
disturbed our relations with other Slates.
The Republic of Mexico, having been re
lieved from foreign intervention, isearnesily
engaged in efforts to re establish her consti
tutional system of government. A good
understanding continues to exist between
our Government and the Republics of Hay
ti and San Domingo, and our cordial rela
tions with the Central and South American
States remain unchanged. The tender made
in conformity with a resolution of Congress
of the good offices of the Government, wish
a view to an amicable adjustment of peace
between Brazil and her allies on one side,
and Paraguay on the other: and between
Chili and her allies on the one side, and
Spain on the other, though kindly received,
has in neither case been fully accepted by
the belligerents. The war in the valley of
the Paiana is still vigorously maintained.
On the other hand actual hostilities between
, the Pacific States and Spain have been more
than a year suspended. I shall on any
proper occasion th.it may occur renew the
conciliatory recommendations which have
been already uiadc. Brazil, wit 11 enlight
ened sagacity and comprehensive stateiuaii- !
j ship, has opened the great channels of the I
Amazon and its tributaries to universal j
commerce. One thing more seems ueedfui i
to assure a rapid and cheering progress in I
i South America. I refer to those peaceful j
habits without which States and nations j
cannot, in this ago, well expect material j
prosperity or social advancement.
The Expo ition of Universal Industry at
Paris has passed, and >eeuis to have fully
realized the hig'i expectations of the French
Government. If <!• e allowance be made
for the recent political derangement of in
du.-try here, the part which ihe United
State.- has borne in this Exhibition of in j
vention and art may be regarded with very i
high satisfaction. During ihe Exposition a j
conference was held of d legates from sev j
era! nation-, the United States being one, in j
which the inconveniences of commerce and
social intercourse, resulting from the diverse
standard of money value, were very fully
di -cussed, and plans were developed lor es j
lavishing, by universal consent, a common
principle for the coinage of gold. These
conferences are expected to be renewed,
with the attendance of many foreign States
not hitherto represented. A report ofthesc
interesting proceedings will be submitted to
Congies.-, which will no doubt justly appre
ciate the great object, and be ready to adopt
any measure which may tend to facilitate its
ultimate accomplishments. On the 25th of
February, 1862, Congress declared by law
that treasury notes without interest, an
thorized by that act, sh >u!d be legal tender
inpayment for debts, public and private, j
within the United States. An anuuul re-
mittanee of $3,000,000 less stipulated ex
penses accrues to claimants under the con
vention with Spain in 1834. These remit
| ranee since the passage of that act have
been paid in such notes; the claimants insist
that the Government ought to require pay
ment in coin. The subject may bo deemed
worthy of your attention.
No arrangement has as yet been reached
; for the settlement of our claims for BritLh
depredations upon the commerce of the
; United States. I have felt it my duty to
decline the proposition of arbitration by
j her Majesty's Government, because it has
j hitherto been accompanied by reservations
I and limitations incompatible with the rights,
interest and honor ot our country. It is not
I to be apprehended that Great Britain will
| persist in her refusal to satisfy these just
■ and reasonable claims, which involve the
| sacred principle of non-intervention, a priii
ciple henceforth not more important to the
I United States than to all other commercial
Territorial Extentinn—the West India Is
- The West India Islands were settled and
colonized by European States simultaneous
ly witli the settlement and colonization of
the American continent. Most of the colo
nies planted here became independent na
tions in the close of the last and the begin
nitig ot the present century. Oar own
country embraces commumties which at one
period were colonies of Great Britian,I I ranC'',
Spain. Holland. Sweden, and Russia. The
people in the West Indies, with the excep
tion of those of the Island of Hayti, have
neither attained nor aspired to independ
ence; nor have they become prepared for
self-defence. Although possessing consid
erable commercial value they have been
held by the several European States which
colonized, or at some time completed them,
chiefly for purposes of military and naval
strategy in carrying oul European policy
and designs in regard to this continent. In
0 ir Revolutionary war ports and harbors in
We>t India Islands, were used by our ene
my to the great injury and embarrassment
of the United States. We had the same
experience in our second wax with Great
Britain. The same European policy for a
long time excluded us even from trade with
the West Indies. While we were at peace
with all nations in our recent civil war, the
Rebels and their piratical and blockade
breaking allies found facilities in the same
ports for the work, which they too success
fully accomplished, of injuring and devasfa
ting the commerce which we are now en
gaged in rebuilding. We labored especially
under this disadvantage, that European
steam vessels, employed by our enemies,
found friendly shelter, protection and sup
plies in West Indian ports, while our own
naval operations were necessarily carried on
from our own distant shore.
A Naval Outpost.
There was then a universal feeling of the
► want of an advanced naval outpost between
the Adaiitic coast and Euiope. The duty of
obtaining such an outpost peacefully and
1 lawfully, while neirher doing no menacing
injury to other Stares, earnestly engaged
\ the attention of the Executive Department
; before the close of the war, and it has not
i been lost sight of since that time. A not
j entirely dissimilar naval want revealed itself
! during the same period on the Pacific coast,
j The required foothold there was fortunately
! secured by our late treaty with the Emperor
of Russia, and it now seems imperative thit
the more obvious necessities of the Atlantic
coast should not be less carefully provided
for. A good and convenient port and har
bor, capable of easy defence, will supply
that want. With the possession of such a
station by the United States neither we nor
any other American nation need longer ap
prehend injury or offence from any trans-
Atluntio enemy. I agree with our early
statesmen that the West Indies naturally
gravitate, and may be expected ultimately
to be absorbed by the Continental States,
including our own. 1 agree with them also
1 hat it is wise to leave the question of such
absorption to this process of natural political
gravitation. The islands of St. Thomas, St.
Johns, which constitute a pait of the group
called the Virgin Islands, seemed to offer us
advantages immediately desirable, while
their acquisition could be secured in harmony
with the principles to which I have alluded.
A treaty has, therefore, been concluded with
the King of Denmark for the cessions of
those Islands, an 1 will be submitted to the
Senate for consideration.
It will hardly be necessary to call the at
tention of Congress to the subject of provi
ding for the payment to Russia of the sum
stipulated in the treaty for the cession of
Ala-ka, possession having been formally
delivered to our Commissioner. The Ter
ritory remains for the j resent in care of a
military force, awaiting such civil organiza
tion as shall ne directed by Congress.
The annexation of many small German
States to Prussia, and the reorganization of
that country under a new and liberal Consti
tution. have induced tne to renew the effort
to obtain a just and prompt settlement of the
long vexed question concerning the claims ot
foreign States for military service from their
subjects naturalized in the United States. In
connection with this subject the attention of
Congress is respectfully called to a singular
and embarrassing conflict of laws. The Ex
ecutive Department of this Government lias
hitherto uniformly held, as it now holds that
naturalization, in conformity with the Con
stituti m and laws of the United States, ab
solves the recipient from his native allegi
ance. The Com ts of Great Britian hold (hat
allegiance to the British Crown is indefeasi
ble, and is not absolved bv our laws of natur
alization. British Judges cite courts arid
law authorities of the United States in sup
port of that theory against the posit on held
by the executive authority of the United
States. This conflict perplexes the public
mind concerning the rights of naturalized
citizens and impairs the national authority
abroad. 1 called attention to this subject
in my last annual mosage, and now again
respectfully appeal to Congress to declare
the national will nnmistakably upon this im
portant question. The abuse of our laws by
the clandestine pro-oeution of the African
slave trade from the American ports by
American citizens, has altogether ceased,
and under exiting circumstances no ap
prehensions of its renewal in this part of the
world are entertained. Un ler these circuit)
stances it becomes a que-tion whether we
shall not propose to her Majesty's Govern
ment a suspension or discontinuance of the
stipulations for maintaining a naval force for
the suppression of that trade.
[Signed] ANDREW JOHNSON.
Washington, December 3j, 1867.
X T E R PRISE
Logan Street, ... LEWISTOWN, I'a.
H. D. SLAGLE A BRO., Pro'rs.
0. R. DAVIS, Superintendent.
AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS, PORTABLE
AND STATIONERY STEAM ENGINES
Portable Steam Saw Mills ;
Iron and Brass castings ot every description made
and fitted up for Mills, Factories, Blast
Furnaces, Forges, Rolling
We call the attention of TANNERS to our Orcn
for Burning Tan under Steaui Boilers.
All orders promptly attended to.
H. D. SLAQLE A BRO.,
sep27mf> Lewistown, Pa.
A RARE CHANCE IS OFFERED
isplay tbeir Goods;
Tc sell their Goods:
To gather information;
To s&ake known their wants;
Ac., Ac. Ac. Ac., Ac., Ac., Ac. r Ac.,
adveriisingin the columns of tub Gbj'.ettk.
4 NOTHER VETO ON HIGH
YOU CAN SAVE AIONEY
by buying your GOODS of
MILTER A BOWSER,
Maun s Corner, - BEDtORD. Pa.
They are now opening a choice variety of
NEW AND DESIRABLE
FALL AND WINTER GOODS.
Hats and Caps,
Boots and Shoes,
Tobacco and Cigars,
Ac., Ac., Ac.
| LOOK AT SOME OF THEIR PRICES:
CALICO, at 8, 10, 12, 15, 16.
GINGHAM, at 124, 15, 18, 20.
MUSLIN, at 10, 12, 14, 15, 18, 20.
HksT" Cassimeres, Cloths, Satinetts and
Ladies' Sacking, at very low prices.
Ladies', Gents' and Mfcses'
Shoes. Sandals and Over-Shoes, in groat variety.
fgr Men's, Boys' and Youths' Boots.
Best Coffee, Tea, Sugar and Syr
! up in the market. Prices low
Feed, Flour, Ac., for sale at all
Has?* We invite all to call and see our
goods and compare prices before buying elsewhere.
Our motto is, Short Proffits.
gkjf TERMS —Cash, Note or Produce.
gLAI)TI D I N G S
GOOD GOODS? AUK DOWN I
NEW G(X)DS! NEW GOODS!
just received and will be sold
AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES.
Call at BLACK A BORDER'S,
IF YOU WANT CUEAP GOODS of Hny kind !
We have no big stock of old goods at big prices.
Our stock is nearly all fresh and new. Look at
some of our prices :
MUSLINS, from 10 to 17 cents.
CALICOS, from 8 to 15 cents.
CLOTHS and CASSIMERES at reduced prices.
DRESS GOODS, all kinds, cheaper than before
ALL WOOLEN GOODS 25 per cent, cheaper
than any that have been sold this season.
etc., etc., etc.,
at the lowest market priees.
If yon want Good Bargains and Good Goods,
call at BLACK A BORDER'S.
Schellsburg, Dec. 6m3
■m* 1 N T Ell IS MING !
PREPARE FOR COLD WEATHER!
The undersigned hast just received from the
Eastern Cities, a large and varied stock of
which he will sell very CHEAP FOR CASH or
COUNTRY PRODUCE. All wool pants and vests
as low as $3.00 to $12.00; overcoats, from $3.00 to
$30.00; cloths, cassimeres, cassinotts, Ac., of the
best quality, and at the lowest prices; under-cloth
ing. such as under-shirts and drawers, at SI.OO
each ; also, flannel shirts, at $1.75.
He has also on hand a large assortment ol"
such as ladies' dress goods, consisting of all wool
delaines; calicoes, at 10, 12, 15 and 16 cents per
yard; muslins, at 10, 12,11 anil 20; also NOTIONS
in great variety; queensware, groceries, hoop
skirts, cotton-chain, tobacco and cigars, Ac., Ac.
And a good supply of gum coats and blankets al
ways on hand. Gum blankets at $1.75.
Thankful for past favors, he would solicit the
continued patronage of the public, feeling confi
dent that he cau please all who purchase at his
store. Remember the place, the "Old Colonnade,'"
southeast corner of Richard and Pitt streets, Bed
ord, Pa. ISAAC LIPPEL.
e HENRY HUTTON,
SIIUMWAY, CHANDLER A Co.,
Wholesale Manufacturers and
DEALERS IN BOOTS AND SHOES,
221 Market and 210 Church Streets,
Your patronage is respectfully solicited.
SLIP BILLS, PROGRAMMES
POSTERS, and all kinds of PLAIN AND
FANCY JOB PRINTING, done with neatness
and despatch, at THE GAZETTE office.
ASH BUYERS, TAKE NOTICE!
HAVE YOUR GREENBACKS!
FALL ANI) WINTER GOODS,
At J. M. SHOEMAKER'S Store,
AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES!
Having just returned from the East, wo are now
opening a largo stock of Full and Winter Goods, j
which have been BOUGHT FOR CASH, at nett
cash prices, and will be SOLD CHEAP. This be
ing the only full stock of goods brought to Bedford
this season, persons will be able to suit themselves
bettor, in style, quality and price, than at any
other store in Bedford The following comprise a
few of our prices, viz :
Calicoes, at 10,12, 14, 15, 16 and the
best at 18 cents.
Muslins at 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, and
and the best at 22 cents.
All Wool Flannels from 40cts. up.
French Merinocs, all wool Delaines, Coburgs, Ac.
SHAWLS —Ladies', children's and misses'
shawls, latest styles; ladies'cloaking cloth.
MEN'S WEAR—Cloths, cassimeres, satinetts.
BOOTS AND SHOES--In this line we have a
very extensive assortment for ladies, misses, chil
dren. and men's and boys' boots and shoes, all sizes
and prices, to suit all.
HATS —A large assortment of men's and boys'
CLOTHING—Men's and boys' coats, pants and
vests, all sizes and prices
SHIRTS, Ac.—Men's woolen and muslin shirts; |
Shakspeare, Lock wood and muslin-lined paper
collars; cotton chain (single and double, white
GROCERIES—Coffee, sugar, syrups, green and j
black teas, spices of all kinds, dye-stuffs, Ac.
LEATHER—SoIe leather, French and city calf j
skins, upper leather, linings, Ac.
We will sell goods on the same terms that
we have been for the last three months —cash, or
note with interest from date. No bad debts con
tracted and no extra charges to good paying cus
toiners to make up losses of slow and never paying
customers. Cash buyers always get the best bar
gains, and their accounts are always sei tied up.
J. M. SHOEMAKER,
Bedford, 5ep.27,'67. No. 1 Anderson's Row.
10 per cent. saveJ in buying your
goods for cash, at J. M. SHOEMAKER'S cash and
produce store, No. 1 Anderson's Row.
The undersigned have opened a very full supply
FALL AND WINTER GOODS.
Our stock is complete and is not surpassed in
QUALITY AND CHEAPNESS.
The old system of
having exploded, we are determined to
SELL GOODS UPON THE SHORTEST PROFIT
CASH OR PRODUCE.
To prompt paying customers we will extend
a credit of four mouths , but we wish it expressly
understood, after the period named, account will be
due and interest will accrue thereon.
BUYERS FOR CASH
may depend upon
n0v1,'67 A. B. CRAMER A CO.
MEW GOODS!! NEW GOODS!!
The undersigned has just reaeived from the East a
large and varied stock of New Goods,
which are now open for
two miles West of Bedford, comprising everything
usually found in a first-class country store,
consisting, in part, of
Boots and Shoes,
All of wbich will be sold at the most reasonable
Thankful for past favors, wo solicit a con
tinuance ot the public patronage.
Call and examine our goods.
inay24,'67. G. YEAGER
\TEW ARRIVAL. —Just received
i.l at M. C. FETTERLY'S FANCY STORE,
Straw Hats and Bonnets. Straw Ornaments, Rib
bons Flowers, Millinery Goods, Embroideries,
Handkerchiefs, Bead-trimmings, Buttons. Hosiery
and Gloves, White Goods. Parasols and Sun-Um
brellas, Balmorals and Hoop Skirts, Fancy Goods
and Notions, Ladies' and Children's Shoes. Our
assortment contains all that is new and desirable.
Thankful for former liberal patronage we hope
to be able to merit a continuance from all our cus
tomers. Please call and see our new stock,
in ay .'ll
MEDICAL.— DR. A. S. SMITH,
having resumed the Practice of Medicine,
solicits a generous share of the patronage of the
community. Office in his residence, at St Cluirs
He would call the attention of the public, and to
those more immediately interested to the follow
ing : His health being too delicate to bear much
of the fatigues and exposures consequent on gen
eral practice, he has adopted a speciality iu the
Soon after commencing practice, some twenty
years since, he was attracted by the almost uni
versality of female complaints, both in the mar
ried and single state. Partly from natural incli
nation, and in order to obtain success in practice,
these complaints were made the subjeet of incess
ant study. These alterations, displacements and
deranged functions of the organs peculiar to tht
female, are owing to that refined sense of delicacy
on the part of the female, who, ignorant ot the
consequences, prefers to suffer in silence rather
than expose her situation. Seldom cured by the
general practitioner, who is prevented by this
delicacy from acquiring by experience that tact
and skill necessary to discriminate the exact
change present, and contents himself with pre
scribing for the deranged fuuetions, or overlooking
the cause, simply for attendant nervous disorders,
founding his prescriptions on a Plethoric Anaeuion
ic state of the general system and the result is no
benefit, as the number of the long suffering fe
males bears ample testimony. Believing that he
has, from long aud special attention paid to tbem,
acquired that skill in discriminating and experi
ence in treating, he solicits the suffering to give
him a call. No charges for consultation or exam
ination. Visits made to all parts of the county.
Applications for medicines can be made in wri
ting by accompanying stamp for return letter.—
Medicines sent when desired. TERMS invariably
cash for all medicines aud instruments.
PITT STREET, TWO DOORS WEST OF THE BED
FORD HOTEL, BEDFORD, PA.
WATCHMAKER AND DEALER IN JEWEL
RY, SPECTACLES, AC.
He keeps on hand a stock of fine Gold and Sil
er Watches, Spectacles of Brilliant Double Re
ined Glasses, also Scotch Pebble Glasses. Gold
Watch Chains, Breast Pins, Finger Rings, best
quality of Gold Pens. Ho will supply to order
any thing in his line not on hand.
Oct. 20, 1865-
G1 UNS AND LOCKS.—The under
signed respectfully tenders his services to
the people of Bedford and vicinity, as a repairer
Guns and Locks. Ail work promptly attended
to. L. DEFIBAUGH
sep 28, '66-tf
EMOV AL ! REMO VA L! !
cu >th ixu em for il t m
1199 been removed to S ROOI\T, one
door West of the Washington House.
The undersigned would beg leave to inform their
friends and many customers that they have re
moved their store to the above named place, where
we arc prepared to exhibit the largest stock of
READY-MADE CLOTH INO
ever brought to Bedford, consisting in part of
of every quality and price.
Cassi mere Pants,
Cassi mere Vests,
We have a lot of Army Clothing,
Blouses, §- 50
Overcoats, 0 00
Blue Pants, 3 50 (<t 1 00
Currying Shirts, 1 50
Our NOTION department is full and complete.
WHITE SHIR TS,
WOOLEN SHIR TS,
at all prices.
The largest stock of
Cloth-lined, Linen finished, Loekwood, Enamelled,
Cloth imitation, Glazed, of all sizes,
for ladies and gents,
o US RENDERS,
Ladies' and Gents' Linen and Paper Cuffs.
Gloves, Hosiery, <tc., of every description.
Our CASSIMERES and CLOTHS
will be found suitable for old and young, rich and
poor. TRIMMINGS of all qualities.
We would call the special attoution of gentle
men to our line of HATS, which we boast on in
price, quality and style. There is no style but
what we have.
Calicos, Delaines, Muslins, Tickings,
CASH BUYERS should call and ex
amine, as our terms are cash or produce.
n0v8,'67 R. W. BERRSTRESSER A CO.
A NEW HARD AT THE BELLOWS,
at the old stand of BLYMYER A SON.
The undersigned, having purchased the entire
stock of Geo. Blymyer A Son, and having added
thereto, by fresh purchases in the East, respectful
ly annonnces to the public, that he is now prepa
red to sell at the
LOWEST CASH PRICES,
APPROVED COUNTRY PRODUCE,
everything in the HARD WARE line, such as
Joiners', Cabinet and
Shoemakers' tools and
findings, cross-cut and mill
saws, grindstones and fixtures,
saddlery of all kinds, nails by the
kog or pound, wagon tire, strap iron,
nail rod, double and single shear, blister
and cast steel, horse-shoes by the keg or smal
ler quantities, double and single bitted axes,
cutlery of every description, knives and forks very
cheap, and the very best pocket knives, Porte
monaies and pocket-books, silver tea and ta
ble spoons in sets, brittania ware in sets,
trays, Ac,, paints, oils and varnishes,
window glass all sizes, lamps and
lamp chimneys, wooden and
willow ware, wash boards,
churns, manilla rope,
brushes of every description, shoe black
ing, shovels and forks, grain shovels,
chains of all kinds, sausage cutters and
sole and kip leather, also the very best
calf skins, buffalo robes, and a general
variety of goods kept in a first-class
Our object shall bo to bo governed by the
golden rule, to do unto others us you would wish
to be done by We intend to sell at par rates, and
bv fair dealing hope to merit a continuance of the
patronage bestowed on Blymyer A Son
nov 1 int> THOMAS M. LYNCH.
I AUG EST! CHEAPEST! BEST!
B. M. BLYMYER & CO.,
LARGEST STOCK OF STOVES
ever brought to Bedford.
B. M. BLYMYER & CO.,
CHEAPEST S TOCK OF STOVES
ever brought to Bedford.
B. M. BLYMYER & CO.,
BEST STOCK OF STOVES
ever brought to Bedford.
Call and See the Mammoth Stork.
200 STOVES of every size and description.
50 second-hand Stoves, all kinds, which will be
sold very low.
THEY WILL NOT BE UNDERSOLD.
Also, TINWARE, of every description,
Cheaper than the Cheapest.'
J-g f* Everybody will please bear in mind that B.
M. Blymyer A Co. sell CHEAPER GOODS, in
their line, of the same quality, than can be sold by
any one else in Bedford. Lir" Remember the
place, No. 1, Stone Row. sep4,'67.tf
CIOLDIEIIS' BOUNTIES.— I The un-
has the blanks now ready and will
attend promptly to the collection of all claims uu
dcr the law lately passed for the Equalization of
aug.l7-.f. J. W. DICKERSON_
LUMBER.— 60,000 feet Oak, White
and Yellow Pine Lumber on hands and for
Btuo by J- B WILLIAMS A CO ,
jun!4,'67tf Bloody Run, Pa.
THE Local circulation of the BEI -
FORD GAZETTE is larger than that of any other
paper in this section of oouutry, and therefore ot
crsthe greatest inducements to business men to
fdvertise in its columns
THE BEDFORD GAZETTE is the
best Advertising Medium n Southern Penn
rpHE WASH INGTON LIBRARY
is chartered by the State of Pennsylvania, and
Organized in aid of the
for educating gratuitously
SOLDIERS' ASD SAILORS' ORPHANS.
Incorporated by the State of N. J.
APRIL 8, 1867.
The Washington Library Company,
by virtue of their CHARTER,
ACCORDANCE WITH ITS PROVISIONS,
THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS
TO THE SHAREHOLDERS,
On Wednesday, 8(h of January, next,
At PHILADELPHIA. Pa.,
Or at the Institute, Riverside, N. J.
One present worth $40,066
One present worth...# 20.000
One present worth 10 000
One present worth 5 000
Two presents worth $2 500 each 5 000
One present, valued at 18, COO
Two presents, valued at $15,000 each 30.000
One present, valued at IO.OOQ
Four presents, valued at 5,000 each 20.000
Two presents, valued at 3,000 each 6 000
Three presents, valued at 1.000 each 3.000
Twenty presents, valued at 500 each 10.000
Ten presents, valued at 300 each 3,000
Three presents, valued at 250 each 750
Twenty presents, valued at 225 each 4.500
Fifty-five presents, valued at S2OO each.. 11,000
Fifty presents, valued at $75 each 8,750
One hundred and ten presents, valued at
Twenty presents, valued at 575 each 1,500
Ten presents, valued at SSO each 500
The remaining presents consist of articles
of use and value, appertaining to the dif-
I fusion of Literature and the fine arts.. $82,000
Each Certificate of Stock is accompanied with a
BEAUTIFUL STEEL-PLATE ENGRAVING,
worth more at retail than the cost of Certificate,
And also insures to the holder a
PRESENT IN THE GREAT DISTRIBUTION.
SUBSCRIPTION ONE DOLLAR.
Any person sending us ONE DOLLAR, or pay
ing the same to our local Agents, will receive im
mediately a fine Steel-Plate Engraving, at choice
from the following list, and One Certificate of Stock
insuring One Present in our published schedule.
ONE DOLLAR ENGRAVINGS.
No. I—'My Child! My Child!" No. 2
'•They're Saved ! They're Saved !" No. 3—"Old
Seventy-six; or, the Early Days of the Revolu
Any person paying TWO DOLLARS will re
ceive either of the following fine Steel Plates, at
choice, and Two Certificates of stock, thus be
coming entitled to Two Presents.
TWO DOLLAR ENGRAVINGS.
No. I—"Washington's Courtship." No. 2
"Washington's Last Interview with his Mother."
THREE DOLLAR ENGRAVINGS.
Any person paying THREE DOLLARS will re
ceive the beautiful Steel Plate of
' HOME FROM THE WAR,"
and Three Certificates of Stock, becoming enti
led to Three Presents.
FOUR DOLLAR ENGRAVINGS.
Any person paying FOUR DOLLARS shall re
ceive the large and beautiful Steel Plate of
"THE PERILS OF OUR FOREFATHERS,"
and Four Certificates of Stock, entitling them to
FIVE DOLLAR ENGRAVINGS.
Any person who pays FIVE DOLLARS shall re
ceive the large and splendid Steel Plate ot
"THE MARRIAGE OF POCAHONTAS."
and Five Certificates of Stock, entitling them to
The engravings and certificates will be delivered
to each subscriber at our Local Agencies, or sent by
mail, post paid, or cxprosa, as may be ordered,
HOW TO OBTAIN SHARES AND ENGRA
Send orders to us by mail, enclosing from $1 to
S2O, either by Post Office orders or in a registered
lettt r, at our risk. Larger amounts should be
sent by draft or express.
10 shares with Engravings, $9 50
25 shares with Engravings, 23 50
50 shares with Engravings, 40 50
75 shares with Engravings, 69 00
100 shares with Engravings, 90 00
THE RIVERSIDE INSTITUTE
Situate at Riverside, Burlington county, New Jer
sey, is founded for the purpose of gratuitously ed
ucating the sons of deceased Soldiers and Seamen
of the United States.
The Board of Trustees consists of the following
well-known citizens of Pennsylvania and New
HON. WILLIAM B. MANN, District Attorney,
HON. LEWIS R. BROOMALL, Ex-chief coiner U.
S. Mint, and recorder of deeds, Philad'a, pa.
HON. JAMES M. SCOVEL, New Jersey.
HON. W. W. WARE, New Jersey
HENRY GORMAN, Esq., Agent Adams' Express
J. E. COE, Esq , of Joy, Coe A Co., Philadelphia
TREASURY DEPARTMENT, WASHINGTON, D. C.,
April 18, 1867.—Office of Internal Revenue
Having received satisfactory evidence that the
proceeds of the enterprise conducted by the ''Wash
ington Library Company" will be devoted to char
itable uses, permission is hereby granted to said
Company to conduct such enterprise exempt from
all charge, whether from special tax or other du
ty. E. A. ROLLINS, Commissioner.
The Association has appointed as Receivers,
Mcs-rs. GEORGE A. COOKE & CO., whose well
known integrity and business experience will be a
sufficient guarantee that the money intrusted to
them will be promptly applied to the purpose sta
PHILADELPHIA, PA., May 20, 1867.
To the Officers and Members of the Washington
Library Co., N. S. READ, Secretary.
GENTLEMEN :—On receipt of your favor of the
15th inst., notiiying us of our appointment as Re
ceivers for your Company, we took the liberty to
submit a copy of your enterprise, to the highest
legal authority of the State, and having received
his favorable opinion in regard to its legality, and
sympathising with the benevolent object of your
Association, viz : the education and maintenance
of the orphan children of our soldiers and sailors at
the Riverside Institute, we have concluded to ac
cept the trust, and to use our best efforts to promote
so worthy an object.
Respectfully, yours, Ac.,
GEO. A. COOKE A CO.
Address all letters and orders to GEO. A. Cooits
A Co., Bankors, 33 South Third Street, Pbila
delpbia, Pa., Receivers for the W'asnbington Li
brary Co. xulduiS
S J. McCauslin, agent for Bedford and vicinity.