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P ASH NOTICE!
SAVE YOUR GREENBACKS!
FALL AND WINTER GOODS,
At J. M. SHOEMAKER'S Store,
AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES!
Having just returned from the East, we are now
opening a large stock of Fall and Winter Goods,
which hare been BOUGHT FOR CASH, at nett
cash prices, and will be SOLD CHEAP. This be
ing tbe only full stock of goods brought to Bedford
tbis season, persons will be able to suit themselves
better, 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 40 cts. up.
French Merinoes, 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 tbis line we have a
very extensive assortment for ladies, misses, chil
dren. and men's and hoys' 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, Lockwood and muslin-hned paper
collars; cotton chain (single and double, white
GROCERIES—Coffee, su<nr, syrups, green and
black teas, spices of all kinds, dye-stuffs, Ac.
LEATHER— SoIe leather, French and city calf
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
tomers to make up losses of slow and never paying
customers. Cash buyers always get the best bar
gains, and their accounts are always settled up.
J M. SHOEMAKER.
Bedford, 5ep.27,'67. No. 1 Anderson's Row.
10 per cent, saved in buying your
goods for cash, at J. M. SHOEMAKER'S cash and
produce store. No. 1 Anderson's Row.
/ I R EAT BA RGA IXS !
The undersigned have opened a very full supply
FALL AXI) 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 LPON THE SHORTEST PROFIT
CASH OR PRODUCE.
To prompt paying customers we will extend
a credit of four months, 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.
GOODS!! NEW GOODS!!
The undersigned has just reeeived 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 which will be sold at the most reasonable
LiC Thankful for past favors, we solicit a con
tinuance ot the publio patronage.
Call and examine our goods.
may24,'67. G. YEAGER
DOLLARS REWARD !~! ~~
Just received at the New Imperial
A handsome assortment of
NEW SPRING GOODS.
As goods are now advancing daily, aud no doubt
will be much higher, we think families cannot buy
too soon. G. R. OSTER A CO.
g>3ooo DOLLARS WORTH!!
ot Boots and Shoes of every description and best
Manufacture, just received and For Sale 2a per
cent Cheaper than heretofore.
The Boot and Shoe Department of
G. R. OSTER 4- CO.
has become a leading feature in their business,
and is now the place to get Good as well as Cheap
Boots and hoes, as they have the largest and best
assortment in town. feb2Sni2
XT ATS! HATS!!
Just received the leading New Spring Styles of
Gnts, Boys and Children's Hats, much cheaper
than heretofore. We would call special attention
to the Gents Self-confonning Cassimere dress Hat,
also the Velvet finish Self-conforming Flexible
Band Hat. These Hats will be found to be very
desirable, being very soft in band and conforming
immediately to the shape of the head.
feb.'Bm2 G. R. OSTER A CO.
VT EW A H RIV A L.—Just received
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 sew 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.
SELLERS & FOLWELL,
CONFECTIONERS and FRUITERERS,
No. 161 North Third Street,
fob2lm3 Orders promptly attended to.
g P. HARBAUGH A SON,
Wholesale Traveling Dealers in
FANCY DRY GOODS AND NO
will visit their friends and the public generally,
in Bedford county, once every two months. They
sell their goods at city prices. Also, agents for
Chambersburg Woolen Manufacturing Co.
RARE CHANCE IS OFFERED
isplay their Goods;
Tc sell their Goods:
To gather information;
To make known their wants;
Ac., Ac. Ac. Ac., Ac., Ac., Ac., Ac.,
by advertisingin the columns of THE GAZETTE
<£I)C tlcbtori) (ftnjcttc.
BY MEYERS & MENGEL.
MIIJLER & BOWSER,
At the Old Colonnade, - - Bedford, Pa.,
OFFER GREAT BARGAINS,
(in order to reduce their stock, before waking
their spring purchases) in
Hats and Caps,
Boots and Shoes,
Tobacco and ('igars,
Ac., Ac., Ac.
LOOK AT SOME OF THEIR PRICES:
CALICO, at 8, 10, 12, 15, 10.
GINGHAM, at 121, 15, 18, 20.
MUSLIN, at 10, 12, 14, 15, 18, 20.
Cassimeres,Cloths, Satinotts and
Ladies' Sacking, at very low prices.
teg*- Ladies', Gents' and Misses'
Shoes, Sandals and Over-Shoes, in grent variety.
Bfejy Men's, Boys' and Youths' Boots.
Best Coffee, Tea, Sugar and Syr
up in the market. Prices low
SsaT" Feed, Flour, Ac., for sale at all
jfcsr We invite ail to call and see our
goods and compare prices before buying elsewhere.
Skit Our motto is, Short Profit*.
Ijrjf TERMS—Cash, Note or Produce.
C N. HICKOK,
Office at the old stand in BANK BUILDING, Juliau
na Street, BEDFORD, Pa.
AH operations, pertaining to Surgical and Me
chanical Dentistry, performed with care, and
Anaesthetics administered, when desired. Ar
tificial teeth inserted, per set, $3.00 and upward.
As I am determined to do
A CASH BUSINESS
or none, I have reduced the prices of ARTIFICIAL
TEETH of the various kinds, 20 PER CENT, and of
GOLD FILLINGS 33 PER EENT. This reduction
will be made only to strictly CASH PATIENTS,
and all such will receive prompt attention
If you want
" A BEAUTIFUL SET OF TEETN.
DR. S. M. GROSS,
RESIDENT DENTIST, SCHKLLSBURG, PA.,
who operates in every branch of surgical and
Mechanical Dentistry, at
Teeth extracted WITBOUT PAIN positively, and
by the surest, safest and best
AN AESTHETIC KNOWN.
Persons d.esiring the services of a Dentist will
do well by calling on me before contracting else
ALL OPERATIONS WARRANTED.
A MERICAN COM BIN A TION
Button Hole Overseaming
Is warranted to execute in the best manner, every
variety of Sewing, Hemming, Felling. Cording,
Tucking, Braiding, Gathering, Quilting. Over
seaming. Embroidering on the and in addi
tion makes beautiful Button and Eyelet Holes in
IT HAS -NO EQUAL.
BEING ABSOLUTELY THE BEST
IN THE WORLD,
And Intrinsically the Cheapest,
For it is two Machines combined in one by v
simple and beautiful mechanical arrangement.
Circulars with full particulars and samples of
work done on this machine, can ho had on appli
cation at the
SALES.ROOMS OF THE COMPANY.
S. W. Cor. Eleventh and Chestnut Sts.
Instructions given on the Machine gratuitously
to all purchasers.
AGENTS WANTED TO SELL THIS
J. L FENIMORE, President.
WILLIAM P. JENKS,
President Buck Mountain Coal Company.
Wool Merchant, No. 40 South Front St.
11. H. REED, of George W. Reed A Co.,
Wholesale Clothing. No. 423 Market St.
A IIART. JOHN T. TAITT. GEO. J RICH
ARDSON. W B MENDENHALL,
Of Coatesville, Chester County, Pa.
F. PAXON. of F. Paxon A Co.,
Notions, No. 501 Market Street.
S. J- MoCAUSLIN, Agent, Bedford, Pa.
I7VA I R BA N K'S STANDARD
of all Itnds, also, Baggage Barrows, Ware
house Trncls, Copying Presses, A-c.
FAIRBANKS, MORSE \ CO.,
Comer Wood if Second Sts., Pittsburg, Pa.
careful to buy only the Genuine Scales.
Repaired promptly. mar27m6
I TERMS OF PUBLICATION.
THE BEDFORD GAZETTE is published every Fri
; tlay morning by MEYERS A MUUOEL, at $2.00 per
%nnum, if paid strictly in advance ; $2.50 if paid
within six months; $3.00 if not paid within six
months. All subscription accounts MUST be
! settled annually. No paper will be sent out of
the State unless paid for ix ADVANCE, and all such
subscriptions will invariably be discontinued at
the expiration of the time for which they are
All ADVERTISEMENTS for a less term than
three month# TEN CENTS per line for each In
sertion. Special notices one-half additional
resolutions of Associations; communications of
limited or individual interest, and notices of mar
riages and deaths exceeding five lines, ten cents
per line. Editorial notices fifteen cents per line.
All legal Notices of every kind, and Orphans'
'■ Court and Judicial Sales, are required by law
to be published in both pajiers published in this
All advertising due after first insertion.
A liberal discount is made to persons advertising
i by tbe quarter, half year, or year, as follows :
3 months. 6 months. 1 year.
#One square ---$4 50 $6 00 $lO 00
Two squares - - - 600 000 10 00
Three -qua res - - 8 00 12 00 20 oO
Quarter column - - 14 00 20 00 35 00
Half column - - - 18 00 25 00 45 00
! One column - - - - 30 00 45 00 80 00
*One square to occupy one inch of space.
JOB PRINTING, of every kind, done with
neatness and dispatch. THE GAZETTE OFFICE has
just been refitted with a Power Press and new type,
1 and everything in the Printing line can be execu
ted in the most artistic manner and at the lowest
All letters should be addres3d to
MEYERS A MENGEL,
Ilic se<Uovtl feitfc
"FOIXI I>EAI> IX THE STREET."*
The labor is over and done ,
The sun has gone down in the west;
The birds are asleep, every one,
And the world has gone to its rest-
Sleepers on beds of down,
'Neath cover of silk nnd g"ld'
Soft, as on roses new-blown
Slept the great monarch of old
Sleepers on mother's breast,
Sleepers happy and warm,
Cosy as birds in their nest,
With never a thought of harm !
Sleepers in garrets high,
'Neath coverlet ragged and old ;
Aud one little sleeper all under the sky.
Out in the night anil cold !
Alone in the wide, wide world,
Christ less, motherless he ;
Begging or stealing to live, and whirled
Like a waif on an angry sea.
The daisy looks up from the grass,
Fresh from the fingers of Night,
To welcome the birds as they pass,
And drink in fresh rivers of light.
Sleepers on mother's breast,
Waken to summer and mirth ;
But one little sleeper has gone to his rest,
Never fo waken on earth—
Dead—found dead in the street,
All forsaken and lorn ;
Damp from head to the feet, •
With the dews of the sweet May morn !
Dead —for the want of a crust!
Dead—in the cold night-air!
Dead—and under the du3t,
Without even a word of prayer ;
In the heart of the wealthiest city
In this most Christian land.
Without even a word of pity,
Or the touch of a kindly hand !
Till; ROMAN SEXTIXEI,.
There was nothing in Pompeii that
invested it with a deeper interest to me
than the spot where a soldier of old
Rome displayed a most heroic fidelity.
That fatal day on which Vesuvius, at
whose feet the city stood, burst out in
to an eruption which shook the earth,
poured torrents of lava from its riven
sides, and discharged, amidst the noise
of a hundred thunders, such clouds of
ashes as filled the air, produced a dark-;
ness deeper than midnight and struck
such terror into all hearts that men
thought not only that the end of the
world had come and all must die, but<
the gods themselves were expiring— l
on that night a sentinel kept watch by |
the gate which looked to the burning
mountain. Amidst unimaginablecon
ftision, and shrieks of terror, mingled
with the roar of the volcano, and cries
of the mothers who had lost their chil
dren in the darkness, the inhabitants
tied the fatal town, while falling ashes,
loading the darkened air, and penetrat
ing every place, rose in the streets till
they covered the house-roofs, nor left
a vestige of the city hut a vast silent
mound, beneath which it lay un
known, dead, and buried, for nearly
one thousand seven hundred years.
Amidst this terrible disorder the sen
tinel at the gate had been forgotten;
and as Rome required her sentinel,
happen what might, to hold his post
till relieved by the guard or set at lib
erty by the officers, lie had to choose
between death and dishonor. Pattern
of fidelity, he stood at his post. Slow
ly but surely the ashes rise on his man
ly form; now they reach his breast;
and now covering his lips, they choke
his breathing, lie also was "faithful
unto death." After seventeen centu
ries, they found his skeleton standing
erect on the marble niche, clad in its
rusty armor—the helmet on his emp
ty skull, and his bony fingers still clos
ed upon his spear. And next almost
to the interest I felt in placing myself
on the spot where Paul true to his col
ors when all men deserted him, plead
before the Roman tyrant, was theinter
tcrest I felt in the niche by the city
gate where they found the skeleton of
one who, in his fidelity to the cause of
C'tesar, sets us an example of the faith
fulness to the cause of Christ—an exam
ple it were for the honor of their mas
ter that all his sevants followed. — Dr.
IN Baltimore, a little girl returning
from school, fell on the pavement and
drove along piece of slate pencil into
her right eye. The pencil has been ex
tracted by a physician, hut a fatal in
flammation of the brain is indicated.
BEDFORD. PA., FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 24, 1863.
To provide for (ho collection of htnio,
county, poor and miliU> p > !axes in flic
I county of Bedford.
SECTION 1. Be it emitted by the Sen
ate and House of Representatives of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in Gen
eral Assembly met, and it is hereby en
• acted by the authority of the same, That
hereafter it shall be the duty of the
county commissioners of Bedford coun
ty, in each and every year, immedi
ately after the assessment of taxes for:
State,county, poor and military purpos
es, shall have been completed in the
manner prescribed by law, to cause
their clerk to make fair duplicates
thereof, in convenient form, and de
liver the same to the county treasurer, !
on or before the first day of May, aim- j
ually, together with a certificate under
their hands respectively, and attested j
by their clerk, certifying that the tax
es charged in said duplicates, have
been duly assessed accflfrding to law.
Section 2. That it shall be the duty of
the county treasurer of said county,
after he shall receive the duplicates of
assessment as hereinbefore provided,
to give at least thirty days notice, by
weekly publication in two newspapers
published in said county, and by at
least six printed handbills to be put
up in the most public places, in each
borough and township, of the time and
place where the said treasurer will
attend for the purpose of receiving
State, county, poor and military taxes. ,
previous to the twenty-eighth day of
July, in each and every year, and he
shall attend for that purpose, one day j
in each township and borough, con- i
tainingless than four hundred taxables,
and two days in each township having
more than that number of taxables, j
and he shall give receipts for taxes in
all cases, when required by the persons
paying the same.
Section 3. It shall be the duty of said
treasurer, in case any State, county,
poor, or military taxes, assessed in any
township, ward, or borough, in said
county, shall remain unpaid for a per
iod of twenty days after the first day of
August, in each and every year, to
make out a schedule of all such unpaid
taxes, with tfie names of the persons to
whom the same are charged, and deliv
er the said schedule to one of the jus
tices of the peace in said township,
borough, or ward, where such taxes
remain unpaid, and it shall be the du
ty of the justice to whom the said
schedule shall be delivered, as afore
said, to immediately deliver a written
or printed notice to every person
named in said schedule, living in town
ship, borough, or ward, ux. leave the
same at their residence, and to notify
by mail all non-residents that he has
received from the county treasurer,
the schedula of unpaid taxes, and that
if the same be not paid by the first of
December following, he will issue exe
cution for the collection of the same,
and for the service of all such notices
the said justice shall be allowed ten
cents, each, to be paid by the delin
Section 4. Should any person, or per
sons, after having been duly notified,
as aforesaid, neglect or refuse to pay
the said taxes, then it shall be the duty
of the said justice, and he is hereby
authorized and required, to and five
per centum to the amount thereof, and
to issue execution against the delin
quent for the collection of the same,
with costs, which excution shall be
placed by the justice in the hands of
any constable in said county, whose
duty it shall be to collect the same, as
other debts are now collected by law,
and pay the amount so collected to the
said justice, within thirty days from
the date of the execution; Provided,
There shall be no exemption of goods
from execution, except such as js al
lowed by the provisions of the general
laws of this Commonwealth for tin;
collection of taxes, and that the justice
and constable shall be entitled to the
same fees as for like services in other
Section 5. All persons in said county,
who shall, on or before the twenty
eighth day of July, aforesaid, pay tothe
said treasurer the amount of his or
her taxes, shall be entitled to a deduc
tion of five per centum thereof in lieu
of all deductions heretofore allowed by
law, andsaid treasurer shall keephisof
fiee in the county seat and open at all
reasonable hours for the receipt of tax
es, each and every year, from the said
first day of May, until thetwontiethday
Section G. When said taxes shall re
main unpaid until the first day of De
eember following, and there is no prop
erty in the district belonging to non
residents, or to be found in the posess
ion of those occupying the premises, it
shall lie the duty of the justice to certi
fy the same to the county treasurer,
who shall make out a certificate of
such unpaid taxes, with the addition of
five per centum, and cause the same to
! be entered of record in the prothono
tary's office of such county, which shall
i be a lien against said property, until
paid, with costs of entry, and if said
taxes be not paid "within sixty days
after entry, as aforesaid, said treasurer
may issue execution thereon and collect
the amounts due, with costs in like
manner as judgments in the courts of
common pleasure collectable; except
that the taxes on unseated lands shall
be collected as heretofore.
Section 7. That upon the delivery by
the county treasurer of the sched
ule of.unpaid taxes tojany justice of the
peace, he shall charge such justice
with the whole amount of unpaid tax -
eseontained in said schedule, in a book
to be provided for that purpose, which
shall be opened for the inspection of
the county commissioners and audit
ors, and the said justice shall pay over
all such taxes and additions to the
treasurer on or before the thirtieth day
of December following, and the said
justice and his securities shall only be
discharged from the liabilities of this
act by his paying over the amount of
all such taxes, after deducting such ex
onerations as may be allowed by the
commissioners for mistakes, .indigent
persons, andjt he amount that cannot be
collected by execution from non-resi
dents, together with two per centum
which shall be allowed said justice,
on all moneys collected and paid over
to the treasurer aforesaid.
.Section 8. That in all these cases where
the constable of any township, ward,
or borough, shall neglect or refuse to
perform the duties by this act enjoined,
or shall fail to qualify or give security
as provided by law, on or before the
third Monday of September, in each
year, the county commissioners of said
county, are hereby authorized to ap
point a collector in his stead, who shall,
on giving security and becoming qual
ified as required of constables, proceed
with like power and authority to per
form the duties of constables as re
quired by this act.
Section 0. That if any treasurer, jus
tice of the peace, constable, or collector
shall fail to perform any of the duties
required of them by the provisions of
this act, ho or they shall, upon convic
tion, before any court, forieit and pay
a fine not less than one hundred dol
lars, nor more than one thousand dol
lars, at the discretion of the said court,
which shall be recovered in the>name
of the commonwealth at the instance
of the treasurer, or commissioners of;
said county, who shall collect the same j
as other debts of like amount are
now collected by law, which said fines
shall be paid into the treasury, for the
use of the county.
Section in. That in lieu of the per
centage now received by the trea
surer for State tax by him paid into
the State Treasury, he shall hereafter
be entitled to deduct and retain out of
the gross amounts of moneys collected
and received by him for the use of the
Commonwealth, under the provis
ions of this act, six per centum on the
amount accounted for and paid over
by him to the State Treasurer, four per
centum of which shall be paid by
him to the credit of said county.
Section 11. That the constables and
collectors receiving taxes under the
provisions of this act, without resort
ing to levy and sale of goods, shall be
entitled to deduct from the amount so
received the sum of five per centum on
the amount thereof as their compensa
tion for such collection.
Section 12. That the assesors of the
different wards, townships, and
boroughs, in said county, in making the
extra assessment required by law,
shall certify the name of the person
applying to be assessed, with the a
mount oftax imposed, both for State
and county purposes, to the constables
or collectors discharging their duties
under the provisions of this act, and
the said constables or collectors shall
receive and receipt for all such taxes,
which receipt shall bo as valid as re
ceipts heretofore given by collectors
in like cases.
Section 13. That it shall be the duty
of the court of quarter sessions in and
for the said county of Bedford, before
they shall appoint constables, to re
quire from them a bond in the name of
the commonwealth, in such sum and
with such sureties as shall be approved
by the said court, conditioned for the
faithful discharge of the duties impos
ed upon such constables by this act,
and for the payment to the county
treasurer of the full amount of State,
county poor and military taxes con
tained in any warrant and schedule
which shall be delivered to them, or
any of them, by the county treasurer
of said county, after deducting exoner
ations, within four months from and
after the date of the delivery of any
such warrant, as aforesaid.
Section 11. That so much of any law
as requires the commissioners of
said county of Bedford, to appoint col
lectors of State, county, poor and mil
itary taxes, and so much of any law
l as is hereby altered or supplied,
is hereby repealed, so far as relates to
; the county of Bedford.
SETTING A GOOD EXAMPLE.—WE
are glad to notice that the New York !
Times has the decency to give place to
the following paragraph in its editorial I
col u ms:
The single murder of Mr. Ashburn !
111 Georgia has called out the prompt j
and stern application of military force, j
In the vicinity of Selma, Ala., tive ;
white men, once of the rebel army,
have been murdered and no arrests ;
made. Has impartial justiceanything ;
to do with the pacification of a distur-;
bed land, or is impartial suffrage sup
posed to be all sufficient ?
Thc Ti/nciS sets a good example to its -
Radical cotemporaries by publishing
the above, but it is not likely that ma
ny of them will follow it. They pre
fer to indulge in laudation of the ne
groes and wholesale denunciation of the j
white population of the South.
TIIE song "Tramp, tramp, tramp,"
was composed by a prisoner confined
in the lowa Penitentiary, and was first
written 011 the walls of his cell with
charcoal. It has netted the publish
ers thousands of dollars, but not a cent
to the writer.
VOL. 62.—WHOLE No. 5.440.
l l liTIN AM RITM'.R.
In reading Curt-is's magnificent j
speech for the defense one cannot help ,
contrasting it with Butler's opinion j
for the prosecution. Ihe two men,
and their speeches, are types of tlie
two sides of the ease. Hutler is impu
dent, fierce, exultant over an easy (an
ticipated. victory. Curtis is polite,
calm, confident in the impregnable
strength of his position, and in thejus- :
tice of the Senate. Hutler argues,
whore lies ha a foundation for argu
ment, ably and effectively; beyond
that he quibbles and asserts. Curtis
keeps to the bounds of strict dialectics ;
his reasoning is like a chain, in which
there are no weak links, leading from
certain premises to certain conclusions.
Butler talks like a feed lawyer, at his
favorite pursuit of making the worse
appear the better cause. Curtis talks
like a judge who lias examined the
whole question judicially, and believes
upon his soul in what he says. Butler
treats the Senate as if it were a Coop
er Institute audience, whom he
was trying to bully, cajole, and flatter
to his way of thinking. He appeals
to the prejudices, the partisan feelings,
the seeming interests of his hearers;
never to thoir wisdom, their equity, i
their magnanimity. Curtis addresses j
the Senate in their high and true char- j
acter of court. He trusts to their in-j
telligenee, their justice, their generos-1
ity, even. lie cannot bring himself to
think that a body of men, reprosen-;
ting as they are supposed to-do,so much |
of all that is wisest and best in the j
land, can fail to follow his lofty line of '
argument, and to be influenced by con- !
siderationsdirected solely to their minds j
and consciences. He speaks to them \
as if they were his peers intellectually !
—which is a compliment to the Senate, j
Butler harangues them as if they were ;
no better than himself—which is an j
insult to the Senate. Curtis reasons
at the Senate from his level; and But- j
ler makes a stump speech at them from j
hi# level; and there is just the differ-j
enee between the two men and their
As the Senators decide upon the
question of impeachment, so will they 1
take their place in history upon tlie i
low plain with Butler or upon the j
high table land with Curtis.—.V. V.
WHAT TIIK BASK A>l> III.C TIIK!
11MIY Til I Mi.
Forney's Pre** lias been thrown into
spasms again. 11 says the spirit of An
drew Johnson is breaking out among
the rank and file of the regular army,
it seems that the private soldiers at
Carlisle Barracks had a meeting the
other day, at which the following reso
lutions were adopted :
WJIKUEAS, The present great crisis in
the affairs of our Government seems to
demand the attention and earnest con
sideration of all good citizens, and for
obvious reasons, especially of the citizen
soldiers of the Republic, and in order by
our unanimity ever, to indicate to the
world something of the sentiments of
the rani; and file of the army, be it
Resolved, That the first great duty of
an American soldier is to support the
Constitution of the United States against
all its enemies and opposers whomso
Resolved, Thai we. recognize in its full
est signification the fact that the consti
tutionally elected President of the
United States is the Commander-in-
Chief of the Army and Navy, and the
person to whom our first and para
mount allegiance is due.
The Press scents the odor of lurking
treason in these really patriotic and sol
dier-like resolutions. We see in them
evidence of a love of country and a dis
position toaet as all American soldiers
should be expected to do. Is it not
true that "the first great duty of
an American soldier is to support
the Constitution of the United States
against all its enemies and opposers
whomsoever?" Is it not also true
that "the constitutionally elected
President of the United States is the
Commander-in-Chief of the Army and
the Navy, and the person to whom
their first and paramount allegiance is
due?" Until Congress attempte i to
usurp all the powers of the Executive,
no man in the country would have
doubted the patriotism of the excellent
resolutions adopted by the soldiers at
But we do not wonder that the Press
is agitated over this matter. The Rad
ical leaders have been acting as if they
were counting without their host in
this matter. Should a conflict occur
in this country the rank and file of the
regular army would refuse to sustain
tha Radical usurpers and traitors who
| seem to be determined to support them
j selves in power by the use of military
' force. The muskets of these very men
; would be turned against those who
' would be found marshaled under the
I lead of Stevens and Sumner. This
! may be an ugly fact for the Radicals to
' recognize, but they have only to ad
vance a little further in their revolu-
I tionary designs to test the truth of
what we say. They might find the
negro regiments ready to sustain them,
but not those composed of white men.
A SPY IN CAMP.— A case is no
ted in an exchange paper, of a lady a
gentgoinground and selling ladie's"cor
sets," fitting them at remarkable low
prices, 'i he cheapness of the work iu
some cases, and the decided partiality
shown some of t he more beautiful grous
ed suspicion, and on the lady's being ar
rested she was found to be a young man
in disguise—fitting and selling just for
the fun of the thing. He says he has
passed through Maryland,Delawareand
Pennsylvania, and fitted corsets to sev
eral thousand young ladies.
SOMETHING FUE CUE L \LY. REAP
ERS.—There is a good deal of specula
tion and some curiosity in regard to
the new spring bonnets, which a sight
of them will hardly repay. There i.-<
absolutely very little.about them that
i- new. The shapes are the same as
last yo&r, varied a little in the ma
king and the trimming. They are r.s
small as ever, and incline decidedly
to the narrow flaring or standing brim,
with a crown, but 110 cape. The latter
is replaced by a lace fall, or matt Nth-,
which is crossed in front, and forms
second strings over ties made of nar
The novelty, or one of them, is the
Calotte. This is made with a soft
crown and a small brim which retreats
at the sides, hut is verys lightly rolled.
A scarf of lace or frosted tulle finishes
it at the hack and forms second strings.
The "Metternich" lias a raised brim
and straight crown, split and caught
back, forming a kind of a revers.
The "Montpensier" has a high crow u
with the brim standing up; and the
"Columbia," named after some young
American Indies who have been the
the fashion in Paris this winter, has a
double brim, fan shaped, which is grace
ful upon some as it is unbecoming to
The "Grand Duchesse" is a round
hat, turned up on one side, and trim
med with a wide scarf of lace, one end
of which is left hanging at the back.
The "Marie Antoinette" Has a high
er crown, and a wider, somewhat roll
ing brim. It may be trimmed with
blue ribbon or roses, or with a wreath ,
one end of which forms a cordon , which
descends upon the shoulders.
Very distinguished bonnets are of
black lace, frosted and trimmed with
steel, or of black lace trimmed with
natural grasses; and very simple yet
pretty straw bonnets arc trimmed with
several rows of narrow velvet dotted
with cut steel or fire gilt buttons, very
small, full velvet rosettes, and a lace
mantitte the color of the velvet.
Colored blondes and laces are among
the novelties in trimming, and largely
used. A pretty effect is also produced
by grey tulle, dotted with steel, over
grey crape. The ornaments are grey
velvet leaves frosted with steel.
NEWS FROM DR. LIVINGSTONE, THE
AFRICAN EXPLORER.— The United
States Consul at Zanzibar, under date
of Nov. 10, 1867, writing to the Secre
tary of State, says:
About a mouth ago a caravan arrived
at the port of Bngumoya, on the coast
of Africa, opposite thi> place, and one
of the leaders thereof reported that
while on their way, they met a Euro
pean traveler, who was accompanied
by twelve native attendants, and who
wrote letters to her and delivered
them to one of the members of the
caravan, who from some cause, re
remained behind, keeping the letter
with him. After the reports of the
different members of the caravan, her
Majesty's Consul felt perfectly satisfied
that the traveler in question could be
none other than the great explorer,
Dr. Livingstone, the report of whose
death was communicated to the de
partment under date of December 0,
1868, from this consulate. An influen
tial Arab who arrived fromQuillo yes
terday, informed me that while there
lie conversed with the chief of one of
the tribes of the interior, who inform
ed him that he had met Dr. Living
stone, whom he knew about eighteen
months ago. There seems, therefore,
to be room for hope that the reports of
his death brought by the probable
deserters from his party, are false, and
it is the opinion of all Europeans here
that the Doctor is still living.
FEMALE GAMBLERS.— The Wash
ington Chronicle, of Sunday last, is re
sponsible for the following announce
ment regarding one of the features of
"It may appear to be a slightly sensa
tional statement, but it is none the less
true, that there are two fasionable
gambling houses, both within half a
dozen squares of the treasury building,
which are exclusively for the use of
ladies. One and perhaps the best furn
i-hed and most largely frequented, is
situated on Fourteenth street, while
the other is in the first ward, but a few
squares distant. At these places, at
nearly all hours of the day, may be
found richly dressed ladies, connected
with families whose standing is high
in the community, earnestly engaged
in faro, and staking their money with
an abandon that would excite surprise.
The sterner sex is rigidly excluded,
and the players feel themselves secure
from the intrusion ofjwatchful fathers
or angry husbands, while they, at the
same time place firm reliance on the
silence of their fair companions, who,
we will say, are quite select and respec
table, as the judgment of the crafty
proprietresses enables them to perceive
that the indiscriminate admission of
visitors would be injurious to their
To DESTROY TIIE CUT WORM.- I The
l*raficaf Farmer says an excellent plan
to keep off the cut worm from corn,
is to drop about a table-spoonful
of coarse salt on the top of the hill
soon after planting. This is carried
down by the rains, and acts as a fertil
izer, besides killing the cut worm.
Stilt is peculiarly obnoxious to this
class of insects, and perhaps all classes.
Instead of putting the salt on the hill,
some farmers spread about 8 bushels to
the acre broadcast, upon their corn
fields after plowing in and before har
rowing. This is a very profitable ap
plication. Farmers should hear these
facts in mind when they plant corn In
the coming spring.
MEN of the noblest disposition think
themselves happiest when others share
their happiness with them.
Queen Victoria has over thirty
tons of silver and gold plate,