The Bedford gazette. (Bedford, Pa.) 1805-current, April 16, 1869, Image 4

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I'riilny tioruiui:. April 1I.
HALF SHEET.—TLIE removal of our
office to the new GAZETTE BUILDING
precludes us from issuing more than
a half sheet this week. Our patrons
must pardon this, as we do not intend
the like shall occur soon again.
J. H. Longenecker, Esq., H. It., will
please accept our thanks for a copy of
Hinull's Legislative Hand-book for ISGt).
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Not a single commonwealth ease
was brought before the Grand Jury of
Fulton county at last week's court.
A great many persons "saw toe ele
phant" as he passed through our town,
last week, eastward bound.
Dogged Doggerel—the Inquirer's local
on McCauslin's mast ill and lloher's
butchery. _ _ _
Winter has set in again. The moun
tains around us look white as in Janu
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Several old dilapidated stables, front
ing on Richard st reet, have been re
moved. It improves Dick's appear
ance muchly.
A man in Chambersburg had a leg
broken trying to ride a velocipede.
We think that next to base ball, the
velocipcd is the greatest bone bruiser
A neighboring county is having a
law passed taxing dogs for school pur
poses. In that case the bar/: as well
as the birch will assist the "young
Jacob Householder, a young man
from McConnellstown, was-killed at
the .Broad Top depot, in Huntingdon,
lust week, by being struck by a pass
ing engine.
T). S. K. Brumbaugh, Esq., former
ly from Middle Woodberry, this coun
ty, now a resident of Bell vi lie, has been
admitted as a practising attorney in
the courts of the state of Illinois.
Any business is more respectable
than what is termed loafing. A young
man had better sell soft soap by the pail
ful than hangaround public places, mur
dering time and his own reputation.
Huntingdon has her surfeit of veloc
ipedes, and pronounces the "critters a
humbug. We hope Bedford will not
be called upon to pass through the ve
locipede inauia.
There is a firm in Huntingdon that
say, through the new spapers, that the
"meanest man" resides in that place.
We are satisfied that "ye ancient bor
ough" shall retain that honor.
Invalid pensions due parties on the
Ith of March last, has not been paid
yet, on account of the removal of
the Pension Agent at Philadelphia,—
Tho "bread and butter brigade" have
disjointed things generally.
Huntingdon county has a law that
no tavern license shall bo granted un
less the jretitiou for the same is signed
by a majority of the voters of the dis
trict, in which such hotel is to be kept.
Rather severe on "mine hosts."
REPEAL !—The cry of Repeal of the
Ratification of the Fifteenth amend
ment is heard from one end of the state
to the other. A Governor and mem
bers of the Legislature are to be chosen
upon t!ds issue. Get ready for Repeal!
Buyers look to your interest, and
buy your boots and shoes, queensware,
glassware, groceries, etc., at the Regu
lator Siore, No. 2 Anderson's Row.
Irvine's assortment of these articles, is
the largest, and most varied, in Bed
ford county. Call and see.
regular meeting of the "Vigilance
Fire Company" will be held in the
Court House, on Tuesday evening,
April 20. A full attendance is reques
ted. By order of the President.
J. N. Alsip, Sec'y,
The Legislature has passed an act val
idating the contract for the the erec
tion of the new Poor 1 louse. Accor
ding to its provisions the building is
to be erected upon the site selected by
the architect. The bill has been sign
ed by the Governor, and is therefore a
A correspondent from St Clair in
forms us that Mrs. Sarah A. Davis,
living near Plcasantville, shot a hawk
that measured 20 inches in length, and
-1J inches across the wings. The shot
was made without a rest. Where is
the lady that can beat this ?
DEVILTRY. —We had flattered our
self with the thought that when we
were once snugly ensconced in our
new and beautiful office, our troubles
would be mostly o'er, but were doomed
to disappointment sore, for scarcely
had we closed our sanctum door, than
round came that abominable "bore,"
the "devil's cry for "copy," more.
"The d-euee take you," said we, but
no heed took he, yet fearless and free,
gave an unearthly yell for "more
cop-co!" He got it.
—We call attention to the extensive
sale of town lots which is advertised
in opr columns this week. The sale is
to take place at Meyers Mills, Somer
set (Jo., cu the 28th of this mouth.
Here is a line opportunity to purchase
luts in a place where, in a few years, a
young city will spring up. Meyers
Mills is on the Hue of the Piltsburgand
Conuellsvillc Railroad, is situated in
a tine agricultural region, with inex
haustible fields of coal and minerals of
every description around, and will, in a
short time, be a place of no small im
portance, when the railroad is comple
ted. Lots will double in value as soon
as the road readies that point. As the
P. & C. R. It. is a fixed fact, we know
of no safer and more profitable invest
Utry your cigars* aud tobacco at
Grouse's Resort.
THE OLD SONG.— During the last j
twelve years the Ihquirer has annually
sung the self-same song of abuse of the j
Democratic county officials, so that
with the return of spring we expect it
just as surely as we do the hoarse notes
of the rest of Iho croaker family • Of
course this croaking never amounts to
anything, because the people know
that it is only the whine of a beggar
who wants the crumbs that falljfrom the
tables of office. Lust week the Inquir
er, with its usual pious cant, complain
ed of the County Commissioners be
cause of the "Poor Ilouse muddle," as
it styles the building of the new Poor
House. Now, th 6 least the Inquirer
says about the Poor House matter the
better for its party. Its own politi
cal friends have had quite as much to
do with it, as anybody else. We do
not understand why the Inquirer talks
so much about this Poor House busi
ness, unless it editor moans to dam
age MH. LON<; EN KCKEP.'S chance for
melection, for if there is any "mud
dle" about the Poor House now, Mr.
a Republican Legislature are to blame,
and not the County Commissioners.
The act just passed by the Legislature
• authorizes and directs the building of
the Poor House upon the site selee
ted by the architect, Mr. Haviland, and
makes theCommisftiouers mere agents to
, execute the wili of the Legislature.
If therefore, the Inquirer man de
sires to defeat Mr. Longenecker, let him
! keep on growling.
CLEAN I r.—During the winter sea
son there invariably collects around
the premises of even the most particu
lar housekeepers a lot of rubbish and
garbage, which, with the approach of
spring, should be at once removed. —
Aside from the mere measure of clean
liness, this inattershould receiveatten
t ion more particularly as a matter of
health, for there is no better fact estab
lished than that filth and dirt arouie'
a dwelling is one of the most frequer.
causes of sickness and disease. There
are persons, however, who, notwith
standing they feel this to be true, yet
through carelessness or some other feel
ing allow filth of all kinds to accumu
late around their premises, and never
think of removing it until they are so
compelled, either by the complaints of
their neighbors, who are sufferers, or by
the enforcement of those laws relative
to the matter, which have been enact
ed by the authorities of every proper
ly governed municipality. We trust
therefore, that our people will kindly
accept the invitation of the borough
authorities, and carry out the sugges
tions made, by each one "sweeping
clean before his own door."
IT WILL be remembered that the
proposed fifteenth amendment, as it
passed the House of Representatives,
allowed the negroes the privilege of
holding office as well as of voting, and
that the Senate altered the resolution to
it-present shape, which does not con
fer this honor upon the negro. This,
as matter of course, is not by any
means consistent, nor is it at all corn-
plimentary to the negroes. If the ne
groes have the right to vote, they have
the right to hold office. If they are lit
for the one they are fit for the other.
Rut it is not a question of fitness—but
of right, according to human and di
vine law—and So the democracy under
stand it, and so they wish to treat it.
But President Grant seems to take
quite a d'liferent view of the situation.
He is not inclined to await the adop
tion of the fifteenth amendment guar
anteeing suffrage to the negro, but he
goes a step further and places him in
office at once—having appointed two
negroes as Justices of the Peace in the
district of Columbia, another as Post
master of Columbia, South Carolina,
and another as register of the Land
Office at New Orleans. "Put none but
Americans on guard."
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It is said that the proprietors of the
celebrated Plantation Bitters rent no
less than nine pews from tin* different
denominations in New York city for
all those of their employees who will
occupy them regularly, free of charge.
This is certainly praiseworthy, and it is
to be hoped that others who employ a
largo number of people, will follow the
example. The above fact, accompa
nied with the belief that a firm who
would look so closely after the welfare
and morals of their employees, would
not undertake to impose upon t he pub
lie, has induced us to give Plantation
Bitters a trial, and having found them
to be all that is represented, we cordi
ally recommend them as a tonic of
rare merit. — Observer, July LA
MAGNOLIA WATER.—Superior to the
best imported German Cologne, and
sold at half the price.
LET everybody remember that they
can buy Bibles, hymn-books and relig
ious books—in fact books of all kinds
cheaper at the Inquirer Book Store
than anywhere else in the county and
much cheaper than of any traveling
agents. All kinds of books furnished
to order on short notice at city retail
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THE Inquirer Book Store is the place
to buy cheap stationery, paper, pens,
inks, envelopes, Ac. Best black car
mine and purple inks always on hand
Call and examine our stock before pur
chasing elsewhere.
MICHIGAN is tire Stab' for ladies.—
The Senate of that State has passed a
bill providing that if any JKTSOIV shall
hereafter willfully insult or wilifuiiy
or indecently annoy any female by any
obscene or indecent word or words,
act or acts, such person shall he deemed
guilty of a misdomeanor, and upon
conviction thereof shall be punished by
imprisonment in the county jail not
more than six months, or by a fine not
exceeding SIOO.
Encouraging accounts of the crops
are received from all parts of Califor
nia. The yield of wheat and barley
promises to bo largely in excess of any
former year.
Hon. J. B. Gara, Deputy Secretary
of the Commonwealth, having been
nominated and confirmed as Postmas
ter of the city of Erie, will soon resign
his position in the Executive Depart
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eaee of the Bedford Gazette. J
PHIL' A., April 7, 18C9.
We attended the second complimen
tary concert of the West Phila. Choral
.Society given in Morton Hall last
week. The Cantata of "The Morning'
by Ferdinand Ries was superb. We
speak not only of the rendering of it
but also of the exquisite power of the
composer. Is Ries sick or lazy ? We
seldom hear from him: ami do say
that one who has such melody in his
soul and pen should devote every hour
of his life to a science of which he is
so great a master. The overture, "Stra
della," was by the Germania Orchestra.
We need scarcely say that it was encor
ed, but Germania never repeats, 'the
last was "Schiller's Say of the Bell" by
Romberg. The poetry runs twelve S vo.
pages and occupied one hour in execu
tion. This line composition was in
"linked sweetness long drawn out" and
gave the highest satisfaction to every
lover of pure music. The society has
made itself a great name and deserves
the highest meed of praise.
We have had in this city, in the last j
few mouths, the open flood gates of
crime. Every day has its chronicle of
death in some fearful form, manslaugh- j
ter, suicide or murder. Scarcely has j
the blood of one murdered man dried
on the floor, till we are appal ,cd by a .
horrible butchery in which a husband,
without cause or provocation, takes up
an axe and crushes in the skulls of his
loving wife and two beautiful and in
nocent children, and then casts himself
into the Delaware. When we hear j
that this was not the work of rum, nor j
domestic infelicity—for he was a tem
perate man and a devoted husband and
father—the question naturally arises, ;
How can we account for such an act?
and the answer is easy. The love of
money lies at the bottom of this bloody •
and inhuman deed. Six tenths of the
capital cases in the criminal dock are j
there for this very reason. It was
so in the Hill murder, aud at Girard ;
Hall, and in this case. Here is a man,
Blaekstone, who,because his business
does not prosper, becomes despondent,
forgets the supreme love he owes his
family; Anally, thro' this mania for
gain, loses his senses, is transformed
into a fiend, and then blackens the
calenders of crime with a deed so atro
cious that humanity revolts at the
thought. Surely the evidence is as
painful as true that the love of money
is the root of evil. It overleaps the
highest dictates of our moral nature,
crushes out the noblest impulses of
our manhood aud culminates at last
in an iniquity that makes the blood
run cold. Society will be secure and
our family circles happy only when we
learn that true pleasure consists, not in
the multitude of riches but in the
practice of the principles of virtue and
This is a recent invention, and one
that will work a great reduction in the
price of that expensive commodity.
This elegant Chinese art will now losfe
il*prestige ; for we have it American
ized. thro' the laborious study and
pecuniary sacrifice of Mr. Chequey of
this city, and the secret art will now
work as many wonders as the mythical
Phyiosopher's Stone. We were shown
some elegant specimens recently rival
ing the most costly imported articles,
and which, the inventor told us, could
| be sold for one half the amount de
manded for the la' ter. It is not, how
ever, confined to the ornamental, but
combines the useful with it, and is
i susceptible of every conceivable for
| illation. At the solicitation of Mr.
C. we propose visiting the manufactory
! when we shall be able to give you
some intelligible account. Neither the
date nor the discoverer of the art of
j making porcelain is known. The man
ufacture has been carried on in China
iat King-te-cliing since A. D. 142. It is
first mentioned in Europe in 1531.
| Shortly after it was known in Eng
-1 land.
She says, female lips are to be very
pale. (One good trial will spoil that
fashion) Cedar-berry and Green Tuscan
. kids are neat and proper, but the
| putty-color is taking the lead. Narrow
striped goods are the leading tiling for
j ordinary wear. Small bonnets are
stilt worn because the doctors say the
head must be kept cool. (And high
j heeled boots to keep the feet warm,
| eh?) "Stella" cloth is a great admi
i ration. Very short dresses are worn
j with pretty feet. (We can't say that of
j tight pants.) A new silk plaid and
; fine days are the ladies' delight. (And
! windy < ays for the men, don't you
! see?) That last remark blows up this
i article, and so we subscribe for a calm
; day. LINDEN.
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j AMONG the appointments made by
; President Grant, and confirmed by the
| Senate, is that of one Pinchbeck, a
| Louisiana negro, a-s Land Register for
1 that State. This negro, on the fid of
September, ISGB, in the Senate Chuiu
| ber of that State, rose to a question of
j privilege, and delivered himself as fol
' lows:
"I want to tell them (the whites) to
i beware. I want to tell them that they
! have nearly reached the end of their
j string. The next outrage of the kind
which they commit will be the signal
for the dawn of retribution—a retribu
tion ot which they have net dreamed;
a signal that will cause ten thousand
torches to be applied to this city, for
patience will then have ceased to be a
virtue, and this city w ill be reduced to
What the outrage complained of re
ally was we do not now remember, but
: suppose that they (the whites) preferred
men of their own color to legislate for
j them, instead of lazy, ignorant, and
! indolent negroes.— Sunday Mercury.
Two government service men have
j been arrested in Cincinnati, at the in
stance of a German engraver, who
j charges them with engaging him to
make what he now believes to be a
i counterfeit tobacco brand, and for
threatening his life for refusing to give
: up the brand.
A colony will start from New York
j on Tuesday to settle In Nebraska.
quarterly sustains its reputation for
freshness and thoroughness its discuss
ions. The April number, which is
now before us, is fully up to its prede- j
eessorsin this res|>oct. The following
iu an outline of its contents; 1. Nomiu- !
alism aud Realism, by Rev. J. H.
Dubbs, A. M., Pottstown, Pa.; 2. Lu
ther's Translations of the Holy Scrip
tures.—The New Testament, by
Charles P. Krauth, D. I)., Philadel
phia; 3. The Christologic Problem,
by Rev George N. Abbott, South New
bury, Vermont; i. Reply to Dr. Dor
tier's Criticism on "Mereersburg and
Modern Theology Compared," by Rev.
Samuel Miller, Pottsville, Pa.; 5. the
Catholic Church Movement, by The
Editor; o. The Wisdom of God in
a Mystery, by 1). 11. Riddle, 1).
1)., Martinsburg, W. V.; 7. Preach
ing, liy Rev. George L. Staley, A.
M., St. John's, near Petersville, Mil.;
| S. The Unity of the Apostles' Creed, by
| Jonn W. Kevin, I). 1)., Lancaster, Pa.;
9. New Publications. Published by
| S. R. Fisher & Co., 54 N. G St. Phila
delphia, at $3 per year in advance.
! They are prepared to furnish the two
preceding volumes at the same price.
number contains a large amount of ex
cellent reading matter, aud is hand
somely eifibellfshed with fashion plates,
| and other engravings, among which
latter is one entitled "Grandfather's
I Pipe," a very pretty domestic picture.
Address C. J. Peterson, JOG Chestnut
st., Philad'a.
i GoHEY's LADY'S BOOK.— This, tiie
favorite periodical of the ladies, pre
sents a capital number for April. The
fashions are copiously and beautifully
illustrated and there are several other
; very line engravings. The letter-press
is excellent, as usual. Address L. A.
i Godey, Philadelphia.
1 number of this magazine is on our ta
ble. It contains much interesting aud
j useful matter. A Youths' department
;is embraced in its contents. Address
Elliott, Tiiomes and Talbot, Boston,
! Mass.
ONWARD. —Capt. Mayue Reid's new
magazine, "Onward," is now an estab
lished institution. We read it with
pleasure and profit. Address Carletou,
publisher, New York.
GALAXY.— Among our favorite pe
riodicals is the "Galaxy." We would
not exchange it for a dozen Atlantic
Monthlies. It has originality.and in
dependence and eschews fanaticism.
It should be read by everybody. Ad
dress "GALAXY," New York.
Cuban Rob-llion.
HAVANA, April 12.—The Diario re
ports insurgents at Fagnaua. They
decapitated a young girl and shot two
Brigadier General Sitionia, of the
Spanish army, has arrived at Havana.
Captain General Dulee, at a recent
meeting of officers, made a speech, in
which he highly complimented the vol
unteers for their courage and zeal.
The Diurio says the woods surround
ing Puerto Principe have been set on
fire, and adds that troops will soon clear
that vicinity of rebels.
Many small bands of insurgeuts are
operating near CinovilJas. Their num
bers are increasing in the vicinity of
Santiago, and it is supposed they are
going to Ci no villas, where they will
mass their forces. This movement, it
is thought, explains the recent disap
pearance of the rebels from the juris
diction of Juagar.
Key West, April 12.—A private let
ter lias been received from a reliable
source in Havana, which says the gov
ernment there intends to confiscate the
property of ail suspected parties. The
writer urges the Cubans now in the
United States to lose no time in placing
their property in tlie hands of foreign
Havana, April 9.—Francisco Leon
and Augustiu Medina were garroted
to-day, in the presence of a vast crowd.
Both maintained their composure and
firmness to the last. Leon, in mount
ing the scaffold, shouted " Viva Inde
pendencin There was great excite
ment among tiie spectators, and some
parties uttered seditious cries, and the
volunteers who guarded the scaffold
faced about and fired some twenty
shots into the crowd. Six men were
killed and many wounded.
Organization of ttir Indiana la-xialnt ure
Poatpoin-nient of the Amendment.
INDIANAPOLIS, April, 12.—The bolt
ing members of the House appeared
this afternoon and were sworn in. The
House continued their organization by
a resolution continuing the officers and
employees of the regular session. Af
ter the passage of the resolution, Speak
er Stanton tendered his resignation as
Speaker of the House, and Hon. Geo. A.
Bu-.kirk, republican, of Monroe
county, was elected Speaker. On mo
tion of Mr. l'ieree, republican, the
Porter county resolution was adopted,
postponing action on the fifteenth a
mendment until Tuesday, the 11th of
May. In tiie Senate there was no
quorum until after tiie passage of the
resolution in the House postponing
action on the amend men t question,
when the democratic members apjiear
ed and qualified, and the regular busi
ness of the session was commenced.
INDIANAPOLIS, April 9.—Legislative
matters remain unchanged. The
House, to-day, held three sessions, and
the Senate one, without quorums. It
is thought now that the newly-elected
meaib rs will appear to morrow and
be qualified. Hon. A. P. Stanton,
Speaker of the last House, declined a
re-election, aud Mr. Buskirt, of Mon
roe county, has been nominated by the
The Democrats held a caucus to-day,
but their action has not been made
Only fifty-two miles of track remain
to be laid to complete the Pacific rail
General Butler is maturing a bil',
which he hopes to get through the
House to-morrow, reconstructing Geor
The excitement attendant upon ev
ery phase of the tragedy which eotn
meuced in Mrs. Hill's death, was re
vivid the other day, in Philadelphia, ;
and became greatly increased when it
was known that the man who feared
not to attack and kill his mother-in-law,
was too much a coward to face death
before the people. The murderer of
Mrs. Hill, harassed by the fear of a
shameful death, and worried by the
constant remembrance of tlie crime
committed by him,ended his existence
by suicide. This was accomplished by
prussie acid which some friend had
smuggled into the felon's cell. This is
the last scene of this horrible tragedy.
The Boston Journal says it has been
requested to state that the sailors who
comprised the crew of the United States
steamer Kersagoat the time of the de
struction of the rebel cruiser Alabama,
are now entitled to the "head" money
under the old law of Congress, which
| is payable 011 application to the proper
The bodies of two human beings
1 which were recently found between
the walls of the inquistional Convent
of San Domingo, City of Mexico, which
are in a perfect state of preservation
| and tire supposed to be those of achris
i tian martyr and bis child assassinated
at the Inquisitions in IS">9, are on ex
hibition in New York.
< )n .Saturday night last a body of sev
ty-five armed men visited the jail of
Edmonds county, Ivy., and took from
thence Thomas Lancaster, who killed
Dr. (latewood at Rock Hill, last Sep
tember, and hung him. Lancaster was
tried last week, but the jury failed to
agree, standing eleven for hanging
and one for acquittal, on the ground of
During the first battle of liull Run a
brigadier general discovered a soldier
concealed in a hole in tHe ground and
ordered him to join his regiment. —
The man, looking him full in the face,
placed his thumb upon his nose and
replied "No you don't, old fellow; you
want this hole yourself."
On last Sunday as two children of
Mr. Martin, of Ebensburg, Dutler co.,
were playing together, the older one,
aged about nine years, got on a chair,
when the younger one, aged about five
years, told him to get off, which here
l'used to do, when the younger struck
him with a knife inflicting such a
wound as to cause his death in two
Asingular case is reported in one of
our exchanges: "Forty years ago a
blooming young girl of 16 married an
old man of SO for his money, expecting
that he would soon die and leave her a
wealthy young widow. 'Hopd deferred
maketh the heart sick,' and bust week
the lady died at the respectable age of
06, leaving a husband aged 100 and
four children to mourn her Joss."
A negro was drowned by a catfish in
Lake Concordia, opposite Natchez,
Miss., a few days since. The negro
was trying to haul the cattish out. but
the lish hauled him in, and he was
drowned before assistance could be
Jolin C. Clark, a Texan millionaire,
died recently without leaving a will,
and his immense estate was sold for
the benefit of the State Treasury, there
being no known heirs. Several parties
are now attempting to prove however,
that they are his heirs.
A Cleveland (Ohio) woman has hau
seven husbands in eight years. One
was killed in the army, another was
killed in a street fight, and the balance
are alive, four of them having been di
vorced. A seventeen years' old daugh
ter of this woman has been twice mar
ried and divorced.
The New Gait House in Louisville
K.v., erected and furnished at a cost of
over $1,000,000, will be opened on Mon
day. It is said to be the largest hotel
in the South or West.
Lynch law in Kentucky is made to
apply to lazy husbands. An indolent
blacksmith was recently tied to a tree
ami given sixty-two lashes because he
didn't support ins family.
A paper in Chicago, recording thesale
of pews in a new church, calmly cat
alogues "No. 1:10" as knocked down
"to l)r. E. M. Hale, the abortionist,
at the extraordinary low sum of sl<H).
The steamer G. A. Thomson, from
Cincinnati for Little Rock, struck a
snag and sunk Friday night near Pine
Bluffs. Seventeen lives are reported
Henry Cotton has been sentenced
in Galveston, Texas, to twenty years
in the Penitentiary for being accessory
to the murder of Major J. B. Lash man
last January.
Cuba sympathy meetings have been
held in Philadelphia and Washington
to co-opperate with established Cu
ban secret associations, to advance
the insurgent cause in the island.
Captain Sheridan, a brother of the
General and Adj jtat General of Louis
iana, has arrived in New Orleans from
Havana. He reports that there was
the strictest official espionage upon his
movements during his stay.
A man in Cairo, 111., locked up his
three children, the oldest of whom was
(> years old, and attempted to starve
A Toledo paper mentions a young
Indian there who considers himself in
lull dress, when he has a red tlannei
string around his neck.
A Mrs. David Well, about 28 years
old, living in Dubuque, lowa, having
quarreled with her husband, revenged
herself by attempting to starve her ba
by to death.
Three whales have lately been taken
in Long Island Sound, from which the
captors obtained $3,000 worth of oil
and SI,OOO worth of bone.
A contemporary complains of the
lack of enterprise of the wealthy men
of Cincinnati and St. Louis, and says:
"The great want of each city is about
thirty-live first-class funerals.
Governor Curtin has been agreed up
on in Cabinet meeting for the mission
to St. Petersburg.
Horrible .Hliriler— A Hn Kllbhb Wife
mill i'oiir Chllitrrn.
ST. PAUL, April B.—A terrible
tragedy, which shocks the communi
ty and freezes the blood with horror,
took place yesterday morning, in Oak- j
dale township, Washington county, j
about ten miles from St. l'aul, and j
half a mile southeast of the Half-way j
House, on the Stillwater road. A far- i
mer, named James B. Gray, well
known to many in this City, in a tit of
insanity killed his wife and four chil
dren, the particulars of this horrible
tragedy being as follows :
The perpetrator of this horrible deed,
J. B. Gray, is a man about 40 years of
age, an American by birth, a native of
Harrisburg, powerfully buiit, six feet j
in height, with line form, long black j
hair, and blue eyes. His wife, Alice, !
was 33 years of age.
About daylight, yesterday morning |
James Armstrong, a near neighbor,
heard loud yells coming from the di
rection of Gray's house. llissuspicions
were aroused, and he walked over to
: wards Gray's place, ami when near e
-1 not-gh to hear, distinguished Gray's
I screams to be the exclamation "Oh j
j come and hang me" continually re
peated. He walked near and saw ;
! Gray sitting on the steps of the grana
! ry, with a rope in his hands, alternate- .
; ly whistling >nd screaming. Arm-!
j strong ran at once to the residence of j
Mr. E. M. Gray, the father of the uu
i happy man, and gave the alarm. The
startled father took the nearest way a- j
cross the field, while Armstrong and j
j one of the brothers followed the mad,
| to Gray's house. The aged father ar
j rived first, and repairing to the house,
pushed open the door, and horror of
i horrors, what a sight met his eyes!
His four little pratling grandchildren
lay upon the flour, side by side, cover
! Ed with a quilt, their throats cut from
ear to ear, and their faces gashed
| and cut in a horrible manner. Turn-
I ing from the sickening sight, almost
frozen with horror, he staggered back
to meet the gaze of his maniac son,
who was advancing toward him with a
rope in his hand. Closing him at once,
: the agonized father would have added
another to the ghastly list of victims,
but for the timely arrival of Armstrong
and the son Henry. Alter a desperate
i struggle the frenzied maniac was se-
I curely bound.
In answer to their inquiries regurd
ing his wife, he said : "I killed them
j all with the axe, and they have gone to
heaven. Oh, hang me! lie finally
told them his wife was in the granary.
■ Repairing thither, their worst fears
were realizea. The body of Mrs. Gray
was found on the floor, also covered
with a quilt. The children were two
boys and two girls as follows : Mar
; garet, aged nearly lb; James 8., jr., a
| ged 8; David, aged 5, and Nellie Jane,
•! 3 years.
Murslgr in Sew York.
BINOIIAMPTON, April 12. —This
| morning Warren Bianchard was found
dead in his house in this city. The
! usual inmates, consisting of his wife
and two girls, had fled. All the doors
I and windows of the house were fas ten
-1 ed from the inside except one from
which the woman and giris escaped.
Bianchard's head was found in a brass
kettle, and bore marks of a pistol ball.
The neighbors heard the disturbance
at three o'clock yesterday morning and
the report of a pistol, when a man
: then ran out of the house and the noise
ceased. As the house was classed as
disorderly, no attention was paid to
the proceedings. The woman, before
leaving, washed away all traces of
blood, and there were no indications of
the manner in which the deed was
A mountain of salt is reported in
southeastern Nevada, five miles in
length and six hundred feet in height
John Brown an eccentric eolorcd bar
ber of Akron, Ohio, died on the 30th
ult., leaving property valued at
At Leesburg, N. C., a negro school
teacher got drunk and whipped his
! whole school, consisting of sixty little
Flora Stewart, aged 103; Samue
Briggs, nearly 102, and Mary Hanson,
100, died iu New Hampshire bust year.
Three families are reported down
with the small-pox in the 10th ward,
New York city.
One of the largest distilleries in Ten
nessee, located on Big Creek, iias been
burned. Loss $60,000.
Female "notaries public are coining
into fashion in Missouri as well as in
Corrected every week.
FLOUR.—The quotationsare—
Northwest superfine, $5.1)0(55.50
Northwest extra, 6.00(^6.25
Northwest extra family, 7.25@8.25
Peuna. and West'n sup., 0.00(a7.o<)
Penna. and West'n extra, 7.00(58.00
Penna. and West'n family, 8.50(</10.50
Penna.and West'n fancy, 9.00(5,10.50
Rye flour, 7.00^8.00
GRAIN. —We quote—
Pennsylvania red, per bus., $1.60@1.G0
Southern "
1 California, 44
White, 44 1.80(51.85
Rye, " 0.00qd.50
' Corn, for yel., " 0.90(50.91
1 Oats, " (75c
Mess Pork, per bbl., $33.50@34.00
Bacon Hams, per lb., 20(a.21c
Salt Shoulders, " 12c
Prime Lard, " 17c
SEEDS.—We quote
Ctoverseed, per bus., at $9.75(510.00
Timothy, " 2.35(52.62
Flaxseed, 14 2.65(52.70
t\. Letters of administration upon the estate of
Jacob Kauffman, late of Middle Woodbury twp.,
dee d., having been grunted to the undersigned,
by the Register of Bedford county, all persons
having claims against said estate, are hereby no
tified to present them, properly authenticated for
settlement, and all persons indebted, are request
ed to make immediate payment,
aprlfiwfi JOHN P. HOOVER. Adm'r.
Pitt stbbbt, two i>ooks wbst or tub bbd
ruRD hotbl, Bbdvord, Pa.
He keopson hand a stock of fine Hold and fill
er Watches, Spectacles of Brilliant Double Re
ined Glasses, also Scotch Pebble Glasses. Gold
Watch Chains, Breast Pins, Finger Kings, best
quality of Gold Pens. He will supply te order
any thing in his line not on hand
Oct 20. 1885-
\ J SALE —The ini'l has two pair of f
Bu is. and two pair of Chopping Stone,!, j, m
reliant repair, and capaWe of doing a very !„ r , .
business, a never failing water power, i e j # 8
good settlement, and no mill nigher than £ ve
■kites. For further particulars inquire of
\ PRIVATE SALE—The eabeeriber lIS , n
for sale that valuable property, known Wiliy t
HA La eitnated in E Providence Township, e jo,
miles east of Bloody Run, on the turnpike
thoceDtreof the township, in a desirablesituation
containing 310 acres, with 120 acres cleared aoj
in a good state of cultivation; the balance w.q
timbered with white and yellow pine, convenient
to saw mills. The improvements arc ft large thr< e
story bouse, large stable, two tenant 1k, u ,,,'
wagon maker and smith shops Churches, Schoei
Houses. Post office, fitore and Mills convenient
Terms reasonable and possession given on the
first af April, 1802. D. A. f BLACK,
mar stf.
dersigned offers for sale or money rent, (j,
mill property, situated near Hadtllton Station <,,
the Bedford Railroad. The mill is in good re .
pair has a never failing water power, with r,o i ce
to cut and the hind belonging to the property . ihout
37i acre*) is well improved, having all necessary
out-buildings erected thereon, with two g„5
meadows. The property lies near one of the
markets in the State, and will be rented for not
less than 2 nor wore than 3 years My I
reason for making this offer is ill healthppr, r
further information, address
jinSts Bloody P.un, Pa.
\ —The undersigned offers for sale the follow
nig valuable bodies of land :
containing 1150 Reres each, situated on the Illinois
Central Kuilroad. in Champaign county. State '<
Illinois, 8 miles from the city of Urbaria, and one
mile fiorn Rcntual Station on said Railroad. T wo
i of the tracts adjoin, and one of them has a never
failing pond of water upon it The city of Urbaiss
contains about 4,001) inhabitants. Champaign
the greatest wheat growing county in Illiuois
Also— One-fourth of a tract of land , situated
in Broad Top township, Bedford county, Co tit sic
ing about 46 acrc-s, with all the coal veins of Bri-ad
Top running through it.
Alo— Three Lots in the town of Coalmont.
Huntingdon county.
Jan 26, '66-tf P. C. REAMER
2 tracts, of 1(50 acres each, within three mile? 0,
S a depot on the Union Pacific Railroad, ha-k
t Omaha.
I tract of bottom land, timbered and praire. two
miles from Omaha city,
i One-third of 7.000 acres in Fulton county Pa.,
, including valuable ore. mineral and timber lauds.
; near Fort Littleton.
Over 4,001' acres of valuable ore, coal and tin;
ber lands in West Virginia.
Also —320 acres of land in Woodbury Co.. lowa
Al.SO—Twenty-five one acre lots, adjoining ttie
borough of Bedford, with limestone rocs for t „
or quurry, on the upper end of each.
SO acres in Franklin Co., lowa.
a lots of ground, in Bedford. (5(1 by 210 It .
| ly part of the Lyons' estate.
Also—The Amos Farm of Ht9 acres, adjoining
j Bedford.
Also—A Farm of 107 acres in Harrison town p.
Also, 6 acres near Bedford with 2 bouses lble
i and brick yard.
jun2l,'67yl Bedford, l'a
has opened a full stock of
AC., AC'., AC.,
lie hopes, by strict attention to business, and
fair prices, to merit a share of public patronage.
Store in same room as occupied by B. M. Bly-
I myer A Co., as a Stove ami Tin fitore.
J BURN, DECEASED.—Letters testamentary
having been granted to the undersigned. Executor
of the last will and testament of Janaes Blackburn,
late of St Clair township, deceased, by the Regis
ter of Bedford eoontv. all persons indebted to said
estate are hereby notified to make immediate pay.
meat, ami ail having claims against theestateare
requested to present them properly authenticated
for settlement. AZARIAII BLACKBURN.
marlSwg* Executor.
J CEASED.—Letters of Administration upon
the Estate of John Hull, late of Napier township,
i in the eounty of Bedford and the State of Penn
sylvania, having been granted to me, bv the Reg
ister of said County, all persons indebted to said
Estate are requested to make immediate pay
ment and those navingclaiuis against the same are
requested to present them, properly authenticated
for settlement. JOSEPH GARYEK, Adm'r.
i\ Letters of Administration upon the estate of
Frederick Bortz, late of Cumberland Valley town
ship, dee'd., having been granted to the under
signed, by the Register of Bedford county, all per
sons having elaims against said estate, are here
by notified to present them, properly authentica
ted, for settlement, and all person* indebted, are
requested to make immediate payment.
niarl2n6 Adm Vs.
_J DEC'D.—Letters testamentary having been
granted by the Register of Bedford county, to the
undersigned, Executor of the last Will and Te.-is
raeut of Paul Wert t, late of Cumberland Valley
tp., dee'd., all persons kuowing themselves in
debted to said estate are hereby notified to nisks
immediate payment, and all havingclaimsag iinsi
the estate are requested to present them, properly
authenticated, for settlement, to D. R. Andersen.
Centreville, or
uiar2tsw6* _ JOSEPH WERTZ, Ex r.
—. At an orphans' Court, held at Bodford in
( Seal J and for the county of Bedford, on the Sth
—-v- day of February, A. D , 18(59, before the
of the said Court, on motion of John P-
Reed, Esq., the Court grant a Rule 011 the heirs
and legal representatives of William Frazier,
late of Juuiata township, dee'd., to wit: Cathe
rine, widow of Henry Frazicr, residing in Somer
set oounty, Pa., James Frazier, residing in BeJ
couuty, Benjamin and John Frazier, residing i"
the State of Indiana, to be and appear at an Or
phans' Court, to be held at Bedford, in and f-r the
county of Bodford, on the 26th day of April, next,
to accept or refuse to take the real estate of said
deceased at the valuation which has been valued
and appraised in pursuance of a writ of Partition
ou valuation issued out of our said Court, and to
the said Sheriff ol said county, directed, .or show
cause why the same should not be sold. Iu testi
mony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and
the seal of said Court, at Bedford, the Bih day of
February, A. D., 1869.
Attest: 0. S. Shsxnos, Cl'k.
ARCH ITEGT URET— General and
detailed plans aud drawings, for Churches
nud other Public Buildings, Private Residences.
Ac., furnished at short notice and at reasonable
prices. C. N. UICKOK,
jau29tf Bedford, Pa
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