Bedford inquirer. (Bedford, Pa.) 1857-1884, May 07, 1858, Image 2

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vFildaj Morning, May 7, IS5*. |
. OVFit-Editor and Proprietor.
Mrs. Peugh advertises a new and splendid
stock of Fancy Goods. Give her a call.
Messrs. lleed & Minuich, advertise a j
splendid Stock of cheap Spring and Summer
Goods. Great bargains can be procured from
them. Give them a call.
J. M. Burndollar & Sou, of Bloody Run, ad
vertise, a new and Splendid assortment of New j
Goods: There's 'ttt.ejlci yoli can get bargains.
See Mr. Shire's advertisement, lie is one of
1-hfe best machinists in the State.
J. 13. Baker, shoemaker, and other advertise
ments, deserve attention
HF""We call the attention of farmers and
others, to the advertisement of Col. JOHN F.
IJOWRY, of Ilopewell. All flour ground at his
mills, has the benefit of being at market, and
no commission is charged for storing it at the
warehouse, find sending to the East. The
mills have uudergone thorough repair, and
better flour cannot bo manufactured in the
country than at his mills. Col LOWRY is one
of the cleverest fellows in the country, and
any thing he promises will be performed and
no mistake.
English's bill passed the Senate last Friday
Ly a vote of ill to 22. In the House by 112 to
103. The fraui so far is consummated, but the
people of Kansas will reject the iniquity.
Mrs. Sarah E. Potts, has her usual Spring
and Summer supply of Fancy Goods on hand.
Call and examine for yourselves.
Wo nre unabl* to publish the proceedings of
the Rail Road meeting this week.
Pursuant to notice, a large and respectable
meeting of the opponents of shaiii-Democracr
assembled in the Court House on Tuesday
evening last. The meeting was called to order
by the selection of BENJAMIN R. ASIICOM, '
of Snake Spring township, as President; JoilN
East Providence, WILI.TAM WERT/, of Union,
and LEMUEL EVANS, of Broadtop, an Vice
Presidents; and Petrr 11. Shires and David
Over of Bedford Borough, as Secretaries.
The following persons were then appointed
as a Committee, one form each Township, to
draft Resolutions expressive of the sense of
the meeting. Francis Jordan, A. E. Libert,
,f. A Osborn, Win. Dibcrt, John Metzgar,
Alex. Davis, John McCleary, D. S.
liergstresser, John Evans, James Allison,
Charles McLaughlin, Daniel Sains, Wtu. E.
Clark, Henry Horshberger, William Kirk, 8.
J. Castner, and J. 11. Durborrow.
The meeting was then addressed by John
H. Filler, Esq., in a speech of unusual elo
quence and ability on the iniquitous course of
the national administration in attempting to
force upon Kansas a slave constitution against
a majority of ten thousand of her citizens. Mr.
Filler was greeted with much applause, as he
always is,by his eloquence,wit and satire. R. D.
Barclay, Esq;, was" then daltcd, and responded
in an able and eloquent speech of more tlian
usual ability on the affairs now agitating the
country. This was the first effort of Mr. Bar
clay in political speaking, and all say that he
acquitted himself ably, lie was only admitted
to practice at the last Court, and he already
promises to become one of the abiet and most
eloquent members of the bar. The Committee
then appeared, and the Chairman,-Mr. Jordan,
in offering the Resolutions, made one of his
usual powerful and eloquent speeches. He ex
posed the acts of the late incompetent and cor
rupt Legislature in tenus of severe and just de
nunciation. Ho was repeatedly greeted with
rounds of applause. After some few remarks
from 9. L. Russell, Esq., R. D. Barclay, Esq.,
and F. Jordan, Esq., the following Resolutions
were unanimously adopted :
Resolved: That the present financial embar
rassments, ant? unprecedented hard times, are
the uianifftrt and inevitable fruits of sham
democracy, practically illustrated. That the
anti-American doctrihe of free trade has pros
trated our manufactories, caused an excessive
importation of foreign goods, drained the
eountrymf its specie, • reduced the prices of
produce, deprived labor of its jofit regard, and
forced the National Treasury as well as vast
multitudes of- oshrroeat honest and intelligent
fellow citizens to the verge of bankruptcy.
Resolved : That the present Executive and
Congress, by doiug nothing to remedy these
evils, under which the whole country is suffering,"
have failed to meet the reasonable expectations
of the people, and evinced a determination to
persevere in their exploded free-trade theories
and practices ft>r the benefit of foreign labor
and capital and to the prejudice of our own,
regardless alike of tha wants and the sufferings
of'tho people, and the threatened bankruptcy
of the country.
Reso!veil: That the present National Ad
ministration , by its iniquitous attempt to force
slavery nponJKunßus under a constitution "which
was bom-in fraud and baptized in perjury,"
kiid repudiated at th* ballot box by a majority
of more than ttn thousand of the qualified
voters of that ill-fated territory, has violated
all the pledges made before the recent national
and state elections; and has ;-o outraged the plain
est aud most fundamental principles of Amer
icanism, Eound Democracy aud Republicanism,
as to have not ouly lost our confidence, but
forfeited our respect.
; Resolved : lliat our recent State Legislature
whilst it distinguished itself most ty doiDg
nothing, has gained a well deserved and
unenviable notoriety for the Violation of hs
pledged aud the proffligacy of iis acts : with
au almost two thirds party majority, pledged
to economy, it increased tbo pay of its own
member!, fc'r some imaginary service from live
buudred tt> seven hundred Dollars per ses
sion ; it refused to abolish the Cauai boaid
end other officers, after the whole of the pub
lic works were disposed of; it has raised the
militia tax ouc half, and increased the sa
lary of the Adjutant General from three
hundred to fottrlec/i hundred dollars; it
attempted to deprive the people of one Judi
cial District of the State ot the constitu
tional right to oleot their owu judge by a bill
to abolish the District : aud lastly it has sub
s'.anltaly abolished the usury laws by taking
away all the penalties against the crime of
usury : For a-H the'se things We hold toe Staie
administration and the party which elected it
tespousible to the voters aud tax-payers of the
Resolved : That haviog heard that Somerset
county has appointed Geu. Wui. 11. Koontz
to represent this Senatorial District iu the
approaching State Convention-} we hereby
ooueur in said appointment.
Resolved-: That wo hereby appoint Fr.
Jordan, us a delegate to said State Conven
tion to represent this district iu convention,
with such person us Somerset has appointed or
may appoint tor that purpose.
Resolved: That Daniel Washabaugh, Charles
W. Ashcom and Daniel Sams, be aud they are
hereby appointed Congressional Conferees to
represent Bedford County, in any Convention
which may be held in this district to nominate
a candidate for Congress, with power to ap
point substitutes iu case of inability to at
tend—these Conferees to be subject to any
iustruetiou which our tricuds iu the County may
see proper to give them through a County
Lecompton Won't %o down!
We have received the following despatch from
a friend, in Phiadclphia, it sjieaks for itself.
More anon :
The municipal Election ir. this City yestcr- :
day passed off* quietly. The vote polled was ;
a large one aud resulted in the Election of the j
people's ticke' for city officers. Alexander !
Henry was chosen Mayor by over four thon- j
sand majority aud the other candidates on the j
same ticket ere also elected. Tim same party
have a majority in councils on joint ballot.—
This is claimed as a great anti.Lecompton vic
tory by the opponents of the National Admin
istration aud they are rtjuicing with exceeding
great joy.
[For the Bedford Inquire? .\
Respected sir:
Ploase allow me, through your excellent ,
| Inquirer , to return my sincere thanks to my
i friends, for the expressions of their regard they
i have lately presented to me in a substantial
: way.
On the 22d of last February ; 1 and my fami
ly were made very happy, on returning home
after a temporary absence, in finding our dining
room table loaded with a number of valuable
aud well thought of articles for the body, tlie
bed aud tiie table, as a donation from our
i female friends iti Sehellsbnrg.
And on the22d inst., I was most happily aur
' prised in finding ;i handsome new carriage,
: quite suitable for me and my little family, at
j my door, in the place of my old buggy, and my
I horse dressed in a new set of elegant silvo r
mounted harness, alt presented in the name of
j a few frieuds in and about Bedford, SeheTtebarg
: and Dry Ridge.
j These presents are highly valuable, not mcre
; ly on account of their intrinsic value, hut also
as an expression of t he kind regards of our
friends, and day the Lord be with them nil
fdr good. 11. HECKERMAN.
Bedford, April 28th, 1858.
said by one of the sufferers that no less than
27 persons have died by the Washington) Hotel
mystery of last year. Tho gentleman referred
j tcr, according to the Journal Commerce,
calculates that, out of a total of three hundred
sufferers,- at least one half are iu a state of
decrepitude no better than his own. In spite
of all the theories which have been advanced
j by medical men and sanitary committees, he
adheres to the belief that the fatal epidemic,
as it was called, was occasioned by nothing
else than a malignant mineral poison; and the
same opinion is held by other sufferers with
whom he has conversed. Up to a recent period
| he was treated by a physician of this neighbor
hood as for a malarious or atmospheric poison,
with no perceptible benefit, but upon the physi
cs an and treatment being changed, substituted
an antidote to arsenic, favorable symtonis
became at ouce appaieut, and he is now able
to leave his apartment.
"Whatever was the origin of the clisUaSe,
it is very difficult to satisfactorily account for
, all the phenomena atteuding it, especially the
: slow, deadly mauner in whioh it preys upon
the system, year after year, until the vital
system is destroyed and the strong man
prematurely cut off, unless the agency of a
malignant mineral prison is admitted."
MOTIVE.— A novel race took place at St.
Thomas, on Tuesday last, between a blooded
race hofsc and a locomotive. The lmrse is
decided to be a very fast nag, and so is the
locomotive, and both were well trained to the
track. The arrangements between tho betting
parties were, that tiie horse should be at bis
starting place when the locomotive cotne up
even, and the word "go" should bo given,
when away they went under whip and steam.
The judges declared the horse wiuuer by one
half length.- The bet was §SO a side, and the
distance eighty rods': This hears ort the
question that the horse is faster than steam.
Seaator Wilsou's Vindication of Wee
Senator -fiaintnOnd'i* Democratic speech de
nouncing the laboring men of the North as the
mere mudsills of society, has elicited noblo re
sponses from Senator BlioDfcßlCK, ot' Califor
nia, and Senator WILSON,of Massachusetts,both
of whom passed their youth and earfy manhood
at hard and honest toil. We have given ex
tracts from the reply of tlie former, and now
publish a few from that of the latter:—
Hut the Senator, filled with magnificent vis
ions of Southern power, crowns cotton ' : king,"
and tells us that if they should stop supplying
cotton for 'three years, "England would topple
headlong, and carry the whole civilized world
with her, save the South." What presump
tion. The South—which own lands and slaves
the price fluctuating with the production, use
and price of cotton having no other rtftource
or means of support—would -go harmless, while
the great commercial centres of the world, with
the vast accumulations of capital, tire products
of ages of accumulation with varied pursuits
and skilled industry, would "topple" tp their
faK". Sir, 1 sappose the coffee-planters of Bra
zil, the tea-growers of the Celestial Empire,
and the wheat growers oil the shores of the
Black Sea and on the banks of the Don and the
Volga, indulge in tho same magnificent illusion,
would remind the Seaator thai the commercial
w rid is not governed by the cotton-planters
of the South, t"hc coffee-plr.nters of Brazil, the
tea-growers of Chiuc, nor. the wheat. pVrfiiuccrs
of Eastern Europe. 1 tell the Senator that
England, Eranee, Germany, Western Europe
and the Northern States of this Union, ate the
commercial manufacturing, business and mone
tary centres of the world; that their merchants
manufacturers and capitalists grasp the globe;
that cotton and sugar, ami tea and coffee, and
wheat, and the spices cf 'be isles of the Orien
tal seas, are grown for them! Sir, the cotton
planters of the South are simply their agents,
aud they perform their task under a necessity
quite as greet az Their owtt slaves perfohn theirs
under tVe taskmaster's eye. I would remind
the Senator that the free States, in 1850, pro
duced §850,000,000 of manufactures, and that
only 852,000,000 of that vast production
only about one-seventeenth prirt of it—Was
made up of cotton. Our manufactures and me
chanic arts now must exceed twelve hundrod
million dollars, and cotton does not make up
nwe than seventy million, dollars. Does the
Senator think the free States would "topple"
down if they sheiti lose one-seventeenth part
of their productive industry ?
The productive Industry of Massachusetts,
a State that manufactures more than one-third
of all the cotton manufactured in the country,
was in 1855, §350,000,000: only $26,000,-
000, one-thirteenth part of it, was coUaruf h
Docs the gentleman believe that a State'*<,
has a productive industry of $350,00t ~ *
about §290 per head for each person,
perish if she should lose §26,ooo,ooofyrvr/at
vast production ?
It is no matter of ?urprl-c that gcnSteinon
who live away ofl ou cross-roads, where cotton
blooms, should come to believe that cotton rules
the world; but a few months' association with
the great world would cure that delusion.—
"You are our factors!" cXelainis the Senator.
"You bring and carry for us. Suppose we were
to discharge you? Suppose wo were to take
out business out of your bauds, we should con
sign you to anarchy and poverty!" Sir, sup
pose. when the Senator returns from this cham
ber to ttic cotton-fields, his slaves should iu
their simplicity, say to him "Massa, you only
sell de cctton; we plant; we hoes; we picks de
cotton! 'Sposo we discharge you!" The un
sophisticated "mud sills" would bo quite as
reasonable ad is the Senator. The Senator
seems to think tho cotton-planters hold us in
the hoi low of their hands; if they shake them,
we tremble, if they close them, we perish.
But tho Senator from South Carolina, after
crowning cotton as king, with power to bring
England and all the civilized world "toppling"
down iuto tho yawning gulfs of bankruptcy sud
ruin, complaeeutly tells the Seuatc aud the
trembling subjects of bis dottort king that "the
greatest strength of the South arises from the
harmony of her political institution;" that her
forms of society are the best in tbe world; that
"she has an extent of political freedom conibined
with entire security, seen nowhere on earth.
The South, ho tells us "is satisfied, harmonius,
and prosperous," and be asked us if we "have
heard that the ghosts of Mcndoz i and Tor
quetr.ada are stalking if* the streets of our
groat cities; that the inquisitions is at hand-,
and that there are feaiful rumors of consulta
tions for vigilance committees?" Sir, this self
complacency is siibiitne! No son of the Celes
tial Empire can approach the Senator in self
complacency. That "sodiety is the best in the
world" where more than three millions of beings
created in the image of their God, arc held as
Chatties—sunk from tbe lofty level of humanity
down to tne abject condition of unreasoning
beasts of burden! The "society is tho best in
the world'' where nro manacles, chains and
whips, auction blocks, prisons, blocidhouud.s,
scourging?; lynching* and burnings, laws to tor
ture the body; shrivel the mind and debase tho
soul; where labor Is dishonored and laborers
desniscJ! "Political fre'Sdmii" in a land whore
woman is imprisoned for teaching little children
to read God's lloly \Yord; where professors
are deposed and banished for opposing the ex
tension of slavery; where public men eiiledforr
quoting in a national convention tlie words of
Jefferson; where voters are mobbed for appear
ing to vote for free territory; aud where bsok
sellcrs are driven from the country for selling
a copy of that master work of genius, "Uncle
Tom's Cabin!" A land of "certain security,"
wherd patrols, costing, as in Old Virginia, more
than is expended to educate hef poor children,-
stalk the country to catch <hc faintest rutnor
of discontent; where the hay of bloodh°uud
never ceases; where but little more than otre
year ago rose the startling cry of insurrection;
and where men, some of them owned by a mem
ber s of this body,wore a-ourged and taurderod for'
suspected insurrection! "Political freedom"
and "certain security" in aland which demands
that seventeen millions of freemen shall starfd
guard ftf seize and carry back keeiug bond
men 1
Tho Senator from South Carolina exclaims,
"The mart Who lives by daily labor, your whole
class of manual laborers are essentually slaves
they feel galled by their degradation;"—
What a sentiment is this to bear uttered irt'the
councils of this democratic Republic! The Sen
ator's political associates, who listen'to these
words which brand hundred*'of thousands of tbe
men they •r<?ptes( { rit in the free States and hun
dreds ot their neighbors and personal friends
as slaves, have found no words to rep* to rebuke
his langutge. Tiie languige of scorn and con
tempt is addressed to Senators who were not
mused b'y a slave: whoso lot it was to toil with
their own hands—to eat bread, not by tbe
sweat of another's brow, but by their own
Sir, lam the sou of a "hireling maiftial la'-
borer,' who, w'itb the frosts of seventy winters
on his brow, "lives by daily labor." 1 too
have been a daily laborer. I too have been a
hireling inanuel laborer. "Poverty cast its dark
and chilling shadow over the home of my child
hood, and want was there sometimes—an un
bidden guest. At the age of ten years—to aid
him who give me being in keeping the gaunt
spectre from the hearth of the mother who bore
me—l left tlae home of my boyhood and went
to earn my bread by "daily labor." Many a
weary mile have I traveled,
"To beg a brother of the earth
To give uie leaVo to toil."
Sir, I have toiled as a "hireling manual 'la
borer" fti the field and in the workshop: khd
1 tell the Senator frOui South Carolina that
I never felt galled "by my degredation." No,
sir—never! Perhaps the Senator who repre
sents that "other class which loads progress,
and civilization, and refinement,"will ascribe
this to obtuseuess of intellect and blunted sen
sibilities of the heart. Sir, 1 was 'conscious
of my manhood, 1 \vas the peer of my em
ployer; I knew that the law und institutions
of my native nfnd adopted States threw over
him find'over me alike the panoply of equali
ty; 1 Knew, too, that the world was before ne,
that its wealth, its garnered treasures of knowl
edge, its honors, the coveted prizes of life,
ware within the grasp of a braVe lieaTt, and a
rtieless hand, and 1 accepted the responsibili
ties of my position, all unconscious that I was
a "slave." 1 havo employed others, hundreds
of "hireling manual laborer's." Sflftre of thefu
possessed, and now possess, more property
than I ever owned; some of them were better
educated than myself—yes, sir, better educa
ted and better read, too, than some Senators
ou this floor; and many of them, in moral ex
cellence and purity of character, 1 could not
but feel were my superiors. I have occupied,
Mr. President, for more then thirty years, the
relation of employer; and while I never "felt
galled by my degradation " In the one case-,
in the other i was , fle'ver con scions that tttv
"hireling laborers" were my inferiors. That
man is a "snob" who boasts of being a "hire
ling laborer;" that man is a "snob" who feels
any inferiority to any man because he is a
"hireling laborer," or who assumes auy super
iority over Others h'e is an employer,
llorttst labor is honorable; and the man who is
ashamed that he is or wis a "hireling laborer"
has not manhood enough to"feel galled by dc
f Having occupied, Mr. President, the rcla
jiou of cither employed or employer for the
ird ot a century; having lived in a opinnkm
-ealth where the "hireling class of manual la
borers" are the depositories of political power,"
having associated with this class tu all the
relations of life; 1 tell tbe Senator from South
Caroliua, and the class lie represents, that ho
libels them, when ho declares that they are e- j
sentully slaves!" There can ba fotlna no
where iu America a class of men more proudly
conscious or tettntloUs of their rights; Friend or
foe has ever found thefll.
"A stubborn race, fearing and Haltering
Tito Senator tells ns, Mr. President, that
slaves arc "well compensated!" South Caro
lina slaves "Well compensated" Why sir, the
Senator Uiitiself, Ik a speech ulade at home,for
homo consumption, entered into an estimate to
show that a field hand could be supported for
from eighteen to nineteen dollars per annum"
on the rice and cotton plantations. He states
the Quantity of florn and bacon and salt neces
sary to support the "well compensated" slave.
And this man supported by eighteen dollars
per atlnum, with the privilege of being flogged
at discretion, ami having his wife and children
sold from him at the necessity or will of his
master, the Senator from South Carolina in
forms the Senate of the United States, is "well
compensated!" Sir, there is not a poor house in
the free States where there would not be a re
bellion in tltrdo days if the inmates were com
pelled o subsist on the quantity and quality ot
the food the Senator estimates as"ample com
pensation for the labor of a slave in South Caro
If wo had ever been animated hy a partisan
feeling, we should now be rejoiced at the action
of the Congress of the* tlnited States in the
passage of the great fraud, consdiurnated at
tho city which beats the honored name of
WASHINGTON, on tho 30th day of April, 1858;
on Friday, tho most omittom day of ail the
week, (according ttf a superstition, Still obeyed
even iu the most intelligerlt circles. J This
wicked deed of profligate politicians will stir
the moral sense of tho country to its pro
foundest depths. It. will awaken wide-spread
indignation. It will call out emotions which
have been stilled because Such a deed was
believed to be impossible; and it will hurl
into utter obscunty and sliaiiie those servants
of the peoplo who have sought this opportu
nity to assist in a betrayal, as wauton as it was
causeless and witdfeessary. To see these men
gibbeted and transfixed before the oyes of the
world may bo .a melancholy satisfaction; and
to this extent the blaclf business of the black
est Friday that ever this century has seen may
be trill of compensation:
Rut we have no rejoicing over a common
shame. We have no words of congratulation
at an event which inflicts disgrace tipo'n' our
common country. Tho irtore we deliberate
upon the record of the last fourteen months,
the more do wo feel that a blow has beeustruck
at the very heart of dttt institutions, ffoirt which
wo may never recover.
Wc saw in this Kansas hYMncSt*,- when it
assumed its new shape, h9t autumn, the
secdS'of a fatal demoralization. Previous to
that period it hore the aspect of eminent fair
ness. Mr. HucirtNAN appeared to us, in all
his early movements in regard to it, to be in
spired" by a Washingtotfiau patriotism. It had
been a difficult problem to others; to htm it
tfus as clear as a sunbeam.' lie felt so him
self up'to the momeut when he supposed he
could change his course, and be sustained by
tire country. That was the weight which pulled
biin dowir. The whole nation stood appalled
at the transformation. His very office-holders
hesitated, and there was not a Northern Sena
tor or Represents tien. —- 1V circle of PC
j quairitunce, who di ] not, t first, doubt or de
nounce the unexpected and uxtraordinai y ex
ample. Tl>e only interest that applauded his
. cnurjse was that entente pro-slavery, cabal,
[ (kntfWii'to desire a dissolution of the Union,)
| which had induced liini to leave those true
' and gallant spirits who had so long upheld his
standard, and to rftftTefrder the holy principle,
without which he would be reposing in lion
[ tfrable quiet at Wheatland.
From that moment to the -present, what
have ire witnessed * Nothing but a cces
| sibn of 'personal and political degradations.—
j The principle of the "will of the majority"
had become overwhelming. The 'prlfcefpis of
fidelity to a swtrrn pledge, and to a consecrated
: creed,-hud sunk into all hearts The Pr.-si
dehf,'the'Cabinet—all man had met upon this
patriotic platform. It was built upon honor,
and rfvertred and clinched by a thousand sol
emn assurances. To destroy it required her
culean exertion-, and a serie-i of opera
tions, before which all the ffforts of past
j Administrations have paled their ineffectual
j fires. It stood out lull-armed before the
I nation, instinct with energy, and refcistlea
J from tiic ksscteiarirms fhat surrounded it.—
Hut the word had gone forth, end though it
Ctuld not be annihilated, it ten at leant be
trayed. And to accomplish this betrayal, the
| character trf the Democratic party, aud of the
, country, has been shamelessly dishonored.
Independent man, who would not bow to
the attempt to sacrifice a principle, were
turned out of office, and fca*e and character
less knaves put into their places.
Solemn assurances to high functionaries,
written, spoken, and printed, were ruthlessly
I broken.
[ Representatives were compelled to change
. their votes and to violate their plighted faith,
and were conscience failed to approve pa
tronage caiue m to snppott them.
Ual'omnies, the "West alrrSciotts and. Cruel,
I were hurled agaiust all who da rod to bo
true to the truth. Is this all ? \\ ould lua't it
were? Ihe formal declaration ot a proud,
national parry wa ftoftght to be nullified by
! the action of Congress, and in substitution
i fOV a principle', imposingly declared ami
j soleiiiuly sealed-, before the eyes of the whole
: country, we had offered to us a, miserable cheat.
The dark deed Of a gang of reckless speculators
'in Kansas was made the test of Democratic
j faith. Fraud and Falsehood wore creeled into
| and the protests of fifteen
i thousand freemen against this deed were
| laug lied at, as the protests of our fathers in
flic Revolution were laughed at, as the ravings
of rebels*, and tho threats of a mob.
So far for the footprints of this unhallowed
Despotism. Tliey are marked on the historic
page as the evidences of a receding morality
and a degenerating Democracy. They turn
' back the hands on the dial plates of time, and
■ remind us that we are living in the feudal ages.
Nay, worse than that; for then, if [tower was
; great, pubiic men were brave; and the kttave
that sold his elidraeter died the death of the
IS lit the grciit crime dii not Stop here. One j
wrong after another was tried, till at last, as ii 1
to mock at even tho scmhlauee of righ', the so- :
called IONDMSII Hlbt. was pniposed, the ill- I
incdrnatiou of treachery ami of duplicity —a ;
bill, be it understood, which differed froui its !
precedents iii this: that they were swindles ami ;
this wad g brieb, which,professing to submit Ls
eotupton to the jtebple, di I not submit it, ac- ;
cording to its Southern expounders, BUU ;
which, starting out in the preamble with a
scandalous misstatement, crowned the whole !
proceeding with a deciantion that if the peo
ple tJf Kansas did not take it, they should 1
i'ester in diSShnstons * ii! it suited their masets
to admit them!
And this is 'he scheme that was forced through
yes'erday-THF. nt.Acic FRIDAY of our century!
Well may the Senator from New Xork
cry ,l Shaiuc"upon the damning deed.
All history will dry Shame upon it, too.
The burden which this dd/rtige al/dchei 16
the Democratic party cannot be carried without
crushing it. Candidates for office will he com
pelled to speak out against it, and those who j
are silent will p?iy the penalty <jf Such ail ac
What Kansas may decide upon, we are not
authorized to say, hut we cannot doubt that j
she will reject the bribe with scorn. Whether :
she does of not, the wrong done will be aveng
ed, and the sacred Tbetrine vindicated. The
case has pissed into the hands of the people of
the States, especially those who have been in
sulted by tlioir Representatives; ad we have
been by eleven of our members front Pennsyl-
four of whom represent this proud nie
tropoiis,\vhcfO there is but one sentimnet,outside
of the office-holders and office-seekers, and
that fearlessly ttgainSt the action of the (Jon ;
gresS o'f the United States, in forcing an odious
Constitution ujjon it protesting people. —Press
The Ohambefsbiirg Valley Spirit says that ;
"Mr. lleilly is likely to gain in pocket as '
well as reputation by the displeasure of TtlE
Wo do not care a button about tho Hon.
gentleman's gaining "repiitrition;" (of which,
our Chainbarsbufc eontetttporary would seeui
to imply he slandS sadly in tieed,) but we do
think that whatever ho "gains In pocket" j
ought to bo r/uietly pockc'ed without saying a j
word to anybody. Certainly the Jess said t
about such matters, the better. It' JCDAS did I
receive the thirty pieces of silver, he was not '
such a simpleton as to jingle them in fe'ery- I
body's face.
Hy the rtay, s'incc the Spirit extols Mr. !
Iteilly's eloquence to tho skies, and pronoun- I
ces his speech in favor of Lecompton the acme
of oratorical and forensic art, why does it not
publish, ,in parallel columns; hts other speech
against Lecompton ? The honorable gentle
man must still have it in his pocket, unless it
has been crowded out hy the bulky "gains"
over Which the Valley Spirit chuckles with a3
much glee as if it were nr. equal partner in the
spoils. 11 v all moans, let us have tho other
speech.— Philadelphia Press.
Sick Uead-JttM can be cured by the use of
DU VALL'S GALVANIC OIL, in from 5 to
20 minutes. Sore BreastJ and Soro Nipples
are cured soundly by the use of the (ralmnic
Oil , and it Wit I rouToveall sore and pain in a
few minutes.
For Sale'.b'/ B. F. llirry, and F. C. Reamer
Bedford, William Lysinger, J. B. Farquhar and
all cotfnffy merchants.
ftfaYe is a clock in Philadelphia nearly
two hundred years old, which sti)!'keeps good
time.' .
On the 28tt of Maroh, in-'., i,\- JuUt 8 iiitli,
Ksq., Mr. Jos K nit Rr.AcfcßtiltN to Miss .SU
SAN itupp, all ot Napiet lutiisltip.
At new l'aria, 'he 15th of April, ult., by
the SAME, .)lr. ,J JJIN Bnwetut, to Miss SAU.AU
i daughter of Allen Donley, dee'd., all of Nap
ier 1 own.ship.
At the house of Y\ m. Cristnan, in Napier
township, on the 22nd ult., by the same; Mr.
ABRAHAM MOOKE to Miss -MART, daughter of
Thomas Hlaekburn, all ot St Clair tp. "
At the house of the bride's father, on the
•20,U ult., by the same, Mr. HENRY \V. MIL
LER cf St Clair township, to Muss CATHARINE,
daughter of Joim Lambert, of Sttade Township
Somerset County, Pa.
On the 29th ult., hy Ahrrn. [J. Hull, H*q.,
ICKES, both of Union tp.
HA\ K you c.illed at D-e LADIES, BAZ VU in
Anderson's How !
Mas. H. I). PEEOH has just returned from the
Eastern Cities, with * t han Iscme assortment of la.
dies jitnl children's fancy goods. tlave vou suen
Her miilenery is not to be surpassed in beauty
and elegance ot style—-,m<l at prices astoiiishiii '-
ly cheap.
White and colored, some as low as cts Ladies
Misses, and children's Jockey caps, cxqukitelv
nice and new in style,
I TCIICII and American Floivcrs,
a large assortment; not to be excelled in quality
and cheapness—Ribbons, witliou number, of vari
ous styles and color—Ladies Head Urease—Dr. ss
Caps, and numerous kinds of useful and fancy anj.
cles for ladies toilet
Dress Goods,
consisting in pirt of Robes,cfiallies,Barage de Laincs
Uueals, Robes a Qudla —Robe Lawns, for $ I.go.
French muslins—&c., INC.
Silks—Black and Fancy colored Silks, various
stiles—also handsome Shawls, Mantilias, Lace
Capes, Dusters, &c., Ac.
Such as colari, sleeves, TnTants waits and a .superi
or lot <>' French setts, Handkerchiefs—Edgings,
Laces, and Flonncings-
C dieoes and Cottons of all descriptions, (ring
hams, ranging in ju ices from, six, eight, ten, tw lve
and twenty live cents j>er yard.
Il.tjtfiery—Gloves. Mitts. vc.,&e.
C trjiet Bags, Traveling Baskets, Toys. Perfumery,
and Jewelry.
A large Assortment of J idles an .I children* shoes,
purclcused at reduced prices—Ladies alipji. rs at 50
cts, fine lasting Gaiters at k- Other styles cor
responding iu price. Gitla.ii eXunine tor v.iur
Mus. H. D. PKUOU, wotil I em'irac • tins op > >rt:i
nity to render to the Pobl'c. bar thinks for t j lib
eral p i'rottage she. has received, and hop,-* by .
constant effort to please to merit a continuance of
the same.
May 7. IHSS.
Yi:v I'littt.
m HE subscriber; having taking a paitner in his
I store, the business wi l hereafter IK; conducted,
under the name ami title of J. M. BtradoHar SC Son-
All those having unsettled accounts with the sub
scriber. will plt-ase call and settle.
TI are just receiving and ..penin?
out a !7c%v and Handsome assortment of SPRING
AND SUMMER GOODS, which they will s-dl on as
reasonable terms as can tie procured in the counttv
for cash, jnoduce, or t.j prompt six nionihs ctist<>-
mers. They respectfully solicit the juillic patron
Bio My Run, April 1. 1858.-3 m*
Notice to Farmers!
rjtHK subscriber having taken charga of the Mills
X aim Warehouse at Hopewell, makes the follow
ing proposition to farmers and produae dollars, to
wit: All grain placed in the mills, intended for the
Hop, or Broad top markets,or to be forwarded to
any oft lie Eastern cities, will Le conveyed from the
mills to the Warehouse, and loaded in the cars,
free of charge. The Mills have been thoroughly
repaired, and are capable of doing as good work as
any mill in tiic County.
The Highest market price paid for all kinds of
Hopewell, April f>, 18S8.-C*
II AS just returned from the cities with a large sup
ply of Rich and Handsome Goods, rich silks. Robes
ROBES,, TRAVELING KOBKS, with side trimmings,
of FRF.NOM WORKED STRIPES, very low, a rich vdK
ety of BONNETS, trimmed and untrimmed, as low as
all prices, SHOES and GAITERS, a handsome lot of
sumnmt SHAWLS, LAWNS and CALICOES, aud an end
less variety of fancy Goods.
.May 7, iBSB.
Sltoeiiicmliiisr! Slioemraiding!!
HAVING °ommenced the business of Shocntcn
ing, one door east of Mr. Brice's Hotel; Bedford,
Pa.,.1 am prepared to do all manner of work in
tliis line of business, at the shorter t notice, and in
the most substantial manner, on more reasonable
rates than usual, one thing indispensable. Give nio
a call, trv my work and judge for yourselves.
j. 1). B.4KER.
May 7, 1858.
Attention Bedford Riflemen!
YOU are hcreh" ordered to parade at' your
usual place for training, on THURSDAY the 20th'
day of MAY, at 10 o'clock. A. M. in winter uni
form, with plume. A full attendance is requested.'
By order of the Captain
ir.if. INRCHEY. o. s.
May 7, 1858.
Samuel Kettermau,
WOULD hereby notify the citizens of Bedford
county, that he has moved to the Borough
of Bedford, where lie may at all times bo found by
persons wishing to Isco him unless absent upon
business pertaining to lijs ottio.
Bedford, April 30, 1858.
The Summer Session of this Institution will
t commence on Wednesd ij', April "Ist
I The efficient County Sttperinton lent of the Fuh
| lie Schools, Rev. 11. lleckorman, will assist in the
j instruction? of youth during the coming quarter. .
Persons, therefore, wishing t<> pursue a course *t
a<sViy with the view of preparing themselvjs to
teach in our Common Sclm >ll. will onj >y rare ad
vantages in connection with this Institution.
April 9, 18-Vf . Prinhipil.