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•aid State, for its use, the same to be selected,
by the Governor thereof within oue year after
the admission of said State, and when so select
ed, to be used or disposed of on snch terms,
conditions and regulations as the Legislature
shall direct. Provided, That no salt spring or
land, the right whereof is now vested in any in
dividual or individuals,or which may be hereaf
ter con firmedeor adjudged to any individual or
individuals, shall by this article be granted to
Fifth—That five per centum of the proceeds
of the sales of all pullic lands lying within said
Etate, which shall be sold by Congress after
the admission of said State into the Union, af
ter deducting all expeuses incident to the same
shall be paid to said State, for the purpose of
making public roads and internal improvements
as the legislature shall direct: Provided, That
tho foregoing propositions herein offered to the
State of Kansas shall never interfere with the
primary disposal of the lane's of the' United
Sates, or with any regulations Congress may
find necessary for securing title in said Soil, to
bona fids purchasers thereof, and that no tax
shall be imposed on land belonging to the
United Slates, and that in no case shall non
resident proprietors be taxed higher thdc resi
Sixth—That the said State shall nfcver tax
the lands 01 property of the United Elates in
.Section 1. At the said election tbe voting
shall be by ballot and by oudorsing on bis bal
lot as each voter may please, "proposition ac
cepted," or "proposition rejected." Should
the majority of the votes cast be for the "pro
position accepted," the President ofthe United
States, as soon as the fact is duly thade known
to him, shall announce the same by proclama
tion, and thereafter, and without any further
proceedings on tho part of' Congress, the ad
mission of the State of Kansas into tho Union
on an oqual footing with the original States,
•io all respects whatever, shall be complete and
absolute; and said State -shall be eutitled to
ouo member in the House of Representatives
in the Congress ofthe United States until the
next census be taker, by the Federal govern
ment. lint should a majority of the votes cast
be for the ''proposition rejected," i: shall be
deemed and held that the people of Kansas do
not desire admission into the Union with said
constitution, under the conditions set in said
proposition: and in that event the people of the
raid territory arc hereby authorized and empow
ered to form for themselves a constitution aud
State government by the uaiue of the State of
Kansas, according to the federal constitution,
and may elect delegates for that purpose when
ever, aud not before, it is ascertained, by a cen
sus, duly and legally taken, that tbe popula
tion of said territory equals the ratio of repre
sentation required for a member of the House
of Representatives of the United States; and
whenever thereafter such delegates shall as
semble in convention, they shall first determine
by a vote whether it is the wish of the people
of the proposed State to be admitted into the
I aiou at that time, and if so, shall proceed to
form a constitution, and take all necessary steps
for tbe establishment of a State government, in
conformity with the federal constitution, sub
ject to such limitations ar.d resolutions as to
the mode,manner of its approval or ratification
bv tbe people of the pioposed State, as they
may have prescribed by law, and shall be en
titled to admission into tbe Union as a State,
under such Constitution fairly and legally made
with or without slavery, as such constitution
Section And be it further enacted, That,
for the purpose of insuring, as far as possible,
that the elections authorized by this aet may be
fair and free, the Goreruor, the United States
District Attorney, and Secretary of the terri
tory of Kansas, aud the presiding officers of the
two branches of its Legislature—namely, the
President Cf the Council and Speaker of the
House of Representatives—arc hereby consti
tuted a Board of Commissioners to carry into
effect tue provisions of this act, and to use all
'the means necessary and proper to that end.—
•Any three of theui shall constitute a board, and
the board shall have power and authority, in
'respect to each and all of the elections hereby
authorized or provided for, to designate and
establish precincts for voting, or to adopt those
already established; to cause polls to be open
ed at such places as it may deem proper in the
respective counties and election precincts of
said territory; to appoint, as judges of election
at each of the several places of voting, three
discreet and respectable persons, any two of
whom shall be competent to act; to require the
sheriffs of the several counties, by themselves
or deputies, to attend the judges at eaoh of the
places of voting, for the purpose of preserving
peace and good order; or the said board may,
instead of said sheriffs and their deputies, ap
point, at their discretion, and in such instances
as they may choose, other fit persons for the
same purpose. The elections hereby author
ized shall continue one day only, and shall not
be continued later than suu-down on that day.
The said board shall appoint the day for hold
ing the said elections, and the said government
shall announce the same by proclamation, and
the day shall be as-early a ouc as is consistent
with due notice thereof to the people of the
said territory, subject t the provisions of this
act. Tho said board shall have full power to
proscribe the time, oiauner, and place of said
election, and to direct the time and manner of
the returns thereof, which returns shall be made
to the said board, whose duty it shall bo to an
nounce the result by proclamation: and the said
government shall "certify the same to the presi
dent of the United States without delav.
Scoiion 3. And bo it further enacted, That
in the election hereby authorized, all white male
inhabitants of the territory over the age of
*wenty-onc years, who possess the qualifications
which were required by the laws of the said
rierritory for the legal voters at the last general
election for members of the Territorial Legisla
tive, and none others shall be allowed to vote;
and this shall bo the only qualification required
to entitle the citizens to the right of suffrage
iu said election. And if any person not qual
ified shall vote or offer to vote, or if any person
shall vote more thin ouee at either of said
elections, or shall make or cause to be made
any false, fictitious, or fraudulent returns, or
shall alter or change any returns of either of
said eiectious, such persons shall, upon convic
tion thereof before any court or competent ju
risdiction, be kept at hard .labor not less than
six months, aud not more than three years.
Section 4. And it be further enacted, that
the members of tie aforesaid board of commis
sioners, and all persons appointed by them to
carry into effect the provisions of this aot, shall
before entering upon their dhstle*, take an oath
to'perforro faithfully the duties of theib respect
ive offices, and, on failure thereof, they shall
be liable and subject to the same charges and
penalties a# are provided in like cases, under
the territorial laws. .
Section 5. And be it further enacted, that
the officers mentioned in the preceding section,
shall receive for their services the same com
pensation as is given for like services under the
' BEDFORD IiNUIiIHEH.
Fi idaj Meriting:, May 14, 1858.
"FEARLESS AND FRIE.^
D- WER-Editor and Proprietor.
On opening the Gazette of last week, we no
ticed an article, headed in glaring capitals,
•'Glorious News!" "The Democratic party
victorious!" We rtlcught at first glance; that
it was some great victory they were cfowing
over—indeed the idea struck us, that it was in
reference to the election in Philadelphia, on
Wednesday of week before last, where Col.
Forney and the anti-Leenmpton Democrats,
with the Americans, Republicans and others,
triumphod over the sham-Deutocracy, by be
tween four and five thousand vo'.es, and where
that party hasilost over 20,000 votes within a
ccuplc of years; but it was not that the article
referred to; although the editors of that paper
knew the result before their paper went to
press, they did not inform their readers of it.
It was, however, in reference to the passage of
the English Kansas bill, b\ both branches of
Congress. This bill, which wc publish to-day,
offers to the people of Kansas a largo land
bribe. If they accept this infamous Kansas
bill—although Ivausas has only about 35,00 C
inhabitants, she comes in immediately as a
State; but if she rejects the slave constitution,
she cannot come into the Union until she ac
quires the requisite number of inhabitants to
entitle her to a congressman (93,000.) If she
accepts slavety, she can come into tbe Union
at cnce with a population of 35,000 —if she
rejects slavery, she caunot come in for years,
until she acquires a population of 93,000! —
If this is Democracy, good Lord protect us
from any more of'it! It is this iniquitous
measure, that docs not submit the constitution
to the people, as its framers admit, and cnly the
land clause, that the Gazette exults over.—
That paper is published by two men who have
only lately joined the party, (the reasons for
which are well known in Somerset, from whence
they bail,) and it is well known that this class
of supporters are now tho only real friends in
that parly to Lecomp'bn.
UNION PRAVER MEETINGS.—There are
now a series of union prayer meetings being
held in the evangelical churches of this place.
They dfeipretty well attended, but it appears
to us, that the members of the different church
es do not show that interest in them that they
should, and which is being felt in other places
in all parts of the country, in fact, they are
cold, to a considerable extent, and formal.—
This is not right, and is not the way to get up
a great revival. Let each individual member
go to work—let him feel that on his efforts, in
a great measure, depcuds tho salvation of many
immortal souls—let him put forth bis full pow
er, and throw aside all coldness aod formality,
and the result will redound to the glory and
redemption of maDy of those who are now out
of the ark of safety. In all other places
around US,tnsny are being converted, and Bed
ford is not one of the worst places in exis
tence, that the same happy effects cannot be
consummated here, if all church members do
In our paper to-day will be found the Act
in relation to the usury laws of this Common
wealth, passed by the late rotten and corrupt
Looofoco Legisiatuie. It will be seen that at
one fell swoope, the laws against the takiug of
usurious rates have been wiped out, and the
rich shytocks can DOW grind the poor rmn who
wishes to borrow a small sum to meet his pay
ment en his little homo, at any rate of interest
he chooses to demaud. The bill was of course
signed by the Governor, as it is a Locofoco
party question. It is the most infamous act of
any Legislature of Pennsylvania, and we call
on poor men against whom this unrighteous act
mostly bears, to make t. note of it, and bear it
in remembrance when they come to vote next
In another column will be found the pro
ceedings of the Rail itoad meeting last week.
A number of meetings in different parts of this
County have been called by handbills for this
month. Let the people everywhere turn out to
them. The Road oau *ne? will be made, if the
right kind of interest is" taken. We want
money, and our farmers and others who have
it, aro the ones to make tbi Vdad. Let the ef
fort be made, and let cMeti/ man subscribe ac
cording to Lis means, and we will have the road
Hagerstown, Md., is urged as an eligible site
for the proposed national folTsdry.
ADMITTED TO THE BAR.
On Wednesday evening of last week, Sam
uel Lyon, A. D. Ferguson, E. J. Bonbrake,
and S. M. Woodcock, Esqs., were admitted to
practice in tbe several Courts of Bedford
Oouuty. Tbese geutlemen were examined in
open Court, and passed a very thorough and
In the evening, they gave their friend* a
sumptuous entertainment at the Washington
Hotel. Everything was well done. They
have the best wishes of the people of this place
for their success, at all times, and in allplaees,
wherever in the future they may "turn ■up.'"
The last Gazfette attempts to be veiy witty
and sarcastic, in reference to our late 1 oectiug.
We would advise the writer to go to school and
learn grammar, and common sense, (if he has
the bumps,) things considered by some indfepeu
sible to wit and sarcasm, and of w! rich' it is
well kuown he is lamentably in need.
To the English Lecomptoa Juggle'
PHILADELPHIA IS REDEEMED—NOW
FOR OLD PENNSYLVANIA!
[h Tbe "Liberty BtlV rings again from In
dependence Hall !
Philadelphia—by the division of tbe Oppo
sition—elected James Buehantn, President,
and Win. F. Packer, Governor, each of whom
it gave from 4,000 to 7,000 majority over all
opposing candidates. A two years' Democrat
ic misrule, however, (topped off with the En
glish Kansas bill) has wrought an entire revo
lution. The Old line Whigs, American, Re
publicans, and anti-Lccompton Democrats UNI
TED upon the following Ci'y Ticket:
Solicitor—Henry T. King.
Comptroller—George W. Huffy.
Receiver of Taxes—A. !. Flenierfelt.
Commissioner—E. 11. Williams.
This Ticket—forgetting all past foolish bick
erings—they just went to work and on Tuesday
last ELECTED by
carry ing 17 out of the 24 Wards, embracing a
large majority of the Councils, Poor Overseers,
School Directors, fee.
The Daily News says the result—upon tbe j
heels of the three days' old Euglish bill—cre
ated a livelier thrill of joy than any event iD
the history of the City since the news of the
Surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktowu FOBN- !
EV glories over it as an Anti-Lecomptou victo- j
ry and warning to Buchanan. The "Ledger" j
As soon as the election became known, last ,
evening, a procession was formed in the Four- i
tecuth Ward. ar.J, HA*D>L UOML,LJ- <IEUT ;
to Third srreet and serenaded the uewspaper
others. At the office of the JS'oith American,
Mr. Dl'Michael, ou being called for, congratu
lated the gathering OD the signal victory gained.
It would, he said, strike terror into the hearts
cf those assembled in Washington, and in 186u j
he hoped they would erect their banner? iu the
White House, with the inscription, "To Ameri
can 1 ] jabor." (Applause.) This consummation
could only be effected by a continuance of the
Charles Gilpin, also addressed the multitude;
after which, the line of march was again taken
up for Mr. Henry's residence, Pine street, above
Fifteenth,when Mr. HOtiry appeared and thank- j
ed them for the houbr they had conferred ou '
hiin by electing him to the Chief Magistracy of
the city, and he hoped, with the help of God,
to faithfully discharge the duties they bad im
posed upon him. In regard to the election, he
considered it nioic tlia.tr a mere municipal con
test which showed conclusively to those iu power
at Washington that the rights oj freemen
could not be invaded with impunity.
Heuty T. King, R. T. Conrad and Win. B.
Mann also a J dressed the assemblrage.
PJST OFFICE CHANGES. —The name of the
Hopewell post office, at John Dasher's, in this
County, has been changed to Yellow Creek,
and that of Ailaquippa, (Hopewell,) to Hope
well. This is well, as under the old names
many mistakes occurred.
The Indians of Oregon have been so delu
ded by Mormon emissaries, that it is believed
they will fecommcnce a war on the whites, si
multaneous with the move against Salt Lake
The Chicago Tribune gives the leading ar
guments of the factions of the Illinois Deuioo
raey at "Springfield the other day, as fol
"Douglas is a d—d traitor!" "Buchanan
is a d—d old fool!" Short, and to tbe pint •'
It is understood that the Administration
will have to call for a loan of thirty millions,
to redceta, in part, the treasury notes outstand
ing. At the present rate of one dollar income
to three dollars out-go, it would not be sur
prising if such loans should be called for
Tbe difference between the two great parties
in respect to Kansas may be briefly stated.—
One of them demands tbe submission of the
Leccmpton constitution to the people, and tbe
other submission ot the people to the Ijceomp
I TELL TUB GENTLENAN, DISTINCTLY, IT
IS NOT!" —In the debate in the U. 8. House of
.Representatives on the English substitute, last
week, Mr. Gilman (Republican) of Maine ssked
Mr. A. H. Stephens (democrat) of Georgia, this
"Is the constitution (Looomptoo) submitted
by this bill ?"
Mr. Stephens answered: "I tell the gentle- 1
man, distinctly, it is notC
KAIL 1101(1 MEUim!
Pursuant to public notice, a meeting of the j
Commissioners of the Bedford Rail Roid Com
pany, was beld in the Court House, on Monday
a week. MAJOR WAJHHXRAUOH was called to
the Chair, and JOSK3H W. TATE, ALEX.
FLETCHER and THOMAS MURRAY, Esq r., were
On motion, tbo meeting was addressed by
HON. WM. P. ScHEL>L,'whn referred at. length
to tbe advantages to be ihfrived by tbe citizens
of tbe county, from tl ie construction of Bedford
Railroad, and showed clearly that the project
of buildiDg tbe said Railroad, is at present
entirely feasible. Among other important
statements which ho made during tbe course of
his remarks, he announced the fact that the
sum of $75,000 has already been subscribed to
the road by capitalists in the East. After Mr.
Schell had concluded bis speech. Francis Jbr
dao, Esq., was called, for, who responded in an
able effort in favor of the Railroad.
On motion, a Committee of niue was appointed
to take subscriptions. The following gentle
men compose the Committee:
E. L. Anderson, Daniel Washabaugb, J.'W.
Tate, John Alsip, W. P. Schell, O. E. Shannon,
Fr. Jordan, Job Mann, Nicholas Lyons.
The above named Committee wore empower
ed to appoint Township Committees, to assist
them iu piocuriug subscriptions. The meeting
Tbe Committee appointed at the meeting ou
Monday evening, to obtain* subscriptions to the
Bedford Railroad, met on' Tuesday, at the office
of Col. Jos. W. Tate, and appointed the fol
lowing Township' Committees.
Bedford Tp. BroadtopTp.
Wm. Cheuowith, J. F. Lowry,
M. llulderbauiu, Giiliard Dock,
Adam Barnhart. J. S. Beck with.
Colerain. East Providence.
Jokhua'Filicr, Geo. Householder,
J. M. 'Van Horn, John Nyeuiu,
Win. Whetstone. D. A. 'l'. Black. i
< . i
John M'Vicker, Gen. James Burns, j
Valentino B. Wer'i. War. Keyser,
Geo.'Eider. Leonard Bitner.
Levi U. Diehl, James Caruell,
John T. l'iper, Ijevi Kootitz,
Geo. Wishart, 'David Evans,
Thelites King. 'T'auiel Fletcher.
West Providence. St. Clair.
Thomas 11. Murray, Gideon Trout,
Wm. States, Andrew Crisman,
Jauie>*M. Barndollar, J. H. Wright,
J-John A. Gump, Mlol.'F. D. Beegle,
M. M.'Peebles. Geo. B. Ainiek.
Schoilaburg. Snake Spring.
A. B. Ifunu. 'HW.A-Wfo.
J, H. Sibeli, Asa btuekey,
A.J. SAively, J. G. Hartley,
Samuel J. Sutler. D. L. Defibuugb.
Napier. Wood berry.
Geo. W.'Gump. Hon. J. B. Noble,
Geo. Williams, James l'attoo,
S. S. Studkey. Geo. K. Barndollar.
In tbe Coiirt. of Quarter Sessions the follow
ing cases were thus disposed of:
Commonwealth "s. J B. Wing.—lndict- J
inent False Pretences. Alias process awarded
Same vs. Jii. Wisegarver.— Indictment j
Fornication and Bastardy. Settled, aod I)ist.
Atty. enters S'ol. Pros.
Same vs. Henry Iniler and Joseph SrifTlcr.—
Indictment for not opening road in Union Tp.
Alias pr-ocess awarded.
Same vs. Jno. Bowser.—lndictment Cut- i
ting Timber. True bill, verdict not guilty, :
and that Jacob Kicher pay the costs.
Same vs. T)r. Jno. Frazey, Dr. Alfred j
Crainc, Wm. Rollins aod George Snider.—
ludictuicut for opening grave and taking and :
carrying away tho body of Morgan Meraelc j
from the RoekTlill burying ground in Mon- i
roe township. Al. process awarded.
Same vs. Jacob Oaks, Christian Oaks and !
A bra m Keninger.—lndictment Cutting Tim- 1
ber. Net a true bill, and that Henry King,
the prosecutor, pay the costs.
Same vs. Chas. McLaughlin.—lndictment
for Perjury. True bill. Verdict not guilty,
and that Joshua Hixon pay the costs.
Same V - John Berkheiuiec.— Indictment
Fornication aad Bastardy, on oath of Eliza
beth Dull. Deft and Geo. B. Atnick aud Jno.
H. Bowser each beld in S3OO to appear at bext
Same vs. Josi'ah Mowry.—lndictment Forni
cation and B;vstardy. Deft, called, and not
appearing, recognizance forfeited - to be respi
ted at next Term.
Same vs. Thomas Poller and Jno. Grow
roan.—lnformation Larceoy and Malicious
Mischief. Case settled, aod Dist. Atty. en
ters Nol. Pros.
Same v. Jno. Falkner, Sr., Jno. Falknet,
Jr., and Darrl. Falkncr.—lndictment Cutting
Timber. Settled, land Dist. Atly. enters Nol.
Same vs. David Beegle.— Indictment Viola
tion of Liquor Law's. AL process awarded.
Same vs. Matthias Smith.—lndictment For
nication and Bastardy, on oath of Mary Hersh
berger. Settled, afcd Dist. Atty. enters Nol.
Same vs. Henry Miller. —lndictment for
nication and Bastardy, ou oath of Catharine
Ferey. Deft, and Jdo. Smith, Esq. each held
in S3OO for deft'* appearance at next Term.
In the Court of Common Pleas the case of
Abraham Reighart vs. Thomas and Ephraitu
linler, No. 161 of February T., 1858, seemed
to claim and receive the greatest share of pub
lio interest. 1V object iu controversy waa s
hog, of the value perhaps of SG. The cage [
had been heard before a Justice and arbitra
tors, and tbe value of the aforesaid porker
awarded to plajntiff. In tbe present instance
after bearing the' testimony of *ome thirty
witnesses, and speeches from four earnest and '
enthusiastic disciples,of Blackstone, the'jury
found a verdict in favet <?f the defendants.— j
On the Bar list, (a lUt of tbe causes usually I
made out by the Protliouota'ry for the attor
neys) underneath the picture of a hog— (a hog !
that was no "mastodon") we found the follow- I
tng lines, written by some waggish member of l
the fraternity, during the progress of the trial:
"Why is the value of this Hog uncertain ?"
"Because the Defendants bad two Prices*
• * * •
"The hog was marked, there is no doubt,
* 'Twas plain to ?aeh beholder;
The spots were spread front tail to auout,
From hoot up to the shoulder.
•-But still the thine is'not so plain,
Both parties argue' foj-'t;
The tail, some testify, is long,
Aud some aver 'tis'short."
*l'he two Alexander Prices called as wit- ,
nesies by the Defendants.
THE ROMTOF lIO.YOR-
Let the names of the twelve Northern' Dem
ocrats, say s Forney's Press, who have voted j
against the Administration Bribe, and covered
themselves with imperishable Looor by their ,
heroic mid unwavering devotiou to the Right, be j
cherished in th hearts of their countryman. —
The fame which they havo achieved is not for a
day, nor for an hour, but for all the time. They
will figure hereafter iu history with thc'Leoni
ilnses, tbe Sydueys, the Hampden*, the Han
cocks, and the long'line of chivalric defenders :
of principle, whose names are clustered over with
the never-fading laurels of * world's admiration.
Their names are—
APR AIX, of New Jersey,
CHAPMAN, of Pennsylvania,
CLARK, of New Yotk,
DAVIS, of Indiana,
HA R R IS, cf' 111 itioi*,
IIASKIN, of New York,
HICKMAN, of Pennsvlvauid,
M'KIBBIN, of California,
MARSHALL, of Illinois, * j
MORRIS, of Illinois,
SHAW, of Illinois,
SMITH, of llliuow,
Tc this list must be adaed the name of lion. :
WM. MONTGOMERY, of Pennsylvania, who ;
was paired off with Mr. Warren, of Arkansas, j
THE RiLL OF INFAMY-
The following are the deserters from the |
Douglas (Democratic) catnp —the traitors by j
whose votes the English iniquity is nn'jv driven [
trough. When Lecompton was last before the I
I Cease, all of them voted "No:"
COCK BRILL, of Ohio,
COX, of Ohio,
ENGLISH, of Indiana,
FOLEY', of Indiana,
GKOESBKCK, of Ohio,
H ALL,'of Ohio,
JONES, bf Pennsylvania,
LAWRENCE, of Ohio,
PENDLETON, of Ohio,
The following is the vote by j
Bill was passed:
for the English Bill—
.Southern Deihocrats 63
Northern Democrats 36
Southern Xtuc.rioabit 7 i
.1 gainst if—
Northern Democrats 12
Southern Americans 5
rouihern Democrats 3
Majority for English 0
The following is the vote it: the llou-e on
the English Kansas bill:
Y'eas.—Messrs. Abl, Anderson, Atkins,
Avery, Burksdaly, Bishop, Bocoek, Bowie,
Boyce, Branch, Bryan, Burnett, Burns, Caru
theis, Caskie, Clark of Mo., t)lay, Clemons,
Clingmau, Oobh, John Cochrane, Cockerill,
Corning, Cox, Craig of Mo., , Craig of N. C.,
Crawford, Curry., Davidson, Dewart, Dowdell,
Eduiuudson, Elliot, English, Eustis, Florence,
Foley, Garnett, Gartrell, Gillie, Gilmer, Goode,
Greenwood, Gregg, Groesbeck, Hall of Ohio,
Hatch, Hawkins, Hopkins, Houston, tlughes,
Huylcr, Jackson, Jenkins, Jewetf, Jones of
Tenu., J. Glancy Jones, Owen Jones, Iveitt,
Kelly, Kunkel of Md.,Lamar, Laudy,Lawrence,
Leidy, Letcher, Maclay, McQueen, Mason, May
nard, Miles, Miller, Milson, Mcore, Niblack,
Pendleton, Peyton, Phelps, Phillips, Powell,
Ready, Reagan, Reilly, Uuffner,,Russell, Sand
ridge, Savage, Scales, Scott, Searing, Seward,
Shaw of N. U., 'Shorter, Sickles, Singleton,
Smith of Tenu., Smith of Va., Stalworth, Ste
vens, Stevenson, Talbot, Trippe, Ward, Wat
kins, White, Wbitely, Winslow, Woodson,
Wortendyke, Wright <>l Ga , Wright of Tenu.,
"Nays. — Messr*. Abbott, Admin, Andrews,
Bennett, Billingburst, Bingman, Blair, Bliss,
Bouham, Bray ton, Buffiogton, Burlingame,
Burroughs, Campbell, Case, Chaffee, Chapuiau,
Clark of Coun., Clark of N. ,jY. Clawsou, C.
B. Cochrane, Colfax, Comins, Covode, Cragin,
Curtis, Damrell, Davis of .Md.', Davis of Id„
Davis of Mass., Davis of la., Dawes, Deau,
Dick, Dodd, Durfte, Kdie, Fatusworth, Feuton,
Foster, Biddings Gilman, Gooch, Goodwin,
Granger, Grow, Hall of Mass., Harlan Harris
of Md., Harris of tll.,Haskin, Hickman, lioatd,
Howard, Kellogg, Kclsey, Kilgore, Kuapp,
Leach, Letter, Lovejoy, MoKibbin, Marshall,
of Ky., Marshall, of 111., Morgan, Morris of Pa.,
Morris, of 111., Moras of Me., Morse of N. Y.
Mott, Murray, Nichols, Olio, Palmer, Parker,
Petit, Pike, Pottle, Quitman, Ricaud,
Ritchie, Robbing, lloberts, Royoe, Shaw of 111.,
Sherman, of O.,.Sherman, of 111., Spinner,
Stanton, Stewart off IV, Tappeu, Thayer.
Tooipkins, Underwood, Wade, Walbridge, Wal
dron, Walton, Wanhburne of 111.,
of Me., auu Wilson"— lo3.
M. F. Conway, of Baltimore, is a candidate
for Congress from Ke\tsas.
DEATH OF THE LAST PENWSYL Va
Wc florae timo sine* notiocd that there w,
but one slave left iu this county of the nun
ber manumitted under the act abolishing B l aVft .
ry in Pennsylvania. The last relic of the
"civilized barbarism" of our fathers is n , JW n *
more. He died on the sth iust., at a ver* au.
vauood age, supposed by many to be the oldest
berson in the county. His uame was Ahum *'
Kirk, and ha was the slave of Stephen Porter
of Drumore township, by whom he was uui lu ! j
mifted. liis exact age is not known, the slav c
-record of the Court of Quarter Session!-, i A
which the date of his birth, and other particu
lars, were no doubt registered, not being amort*' j
the other records of that office. The index j I
•Lore, in which it appears tbat rftcpben'PortJr I
had a slave registered in book N0..'1, the mi,,
sing record referred to. It bat been ascertain
ed, however, from other dales, that Kirk
108 years old when he died, and the presotv -
tiou is, tbat ho was of a still more advanced,
age. fie was, in many respects, a reimrkable
negro. His memory, and indeed all his facul
ties, were unusually sound to the iat, and be
seemed to pass away in the easy natural sleep
of a dissolution by old age. He could remem
ber many incidents of the revolution, some of
which he related with au iateics-.tin--' minute
ness of detail One iu particular, which seem
ed to have made a devp iutpre.-siou upon bis
mind, referred to the services rendered by La
fayette in the struggle for American liberrv.
\\ hcu a young niau, in 1781, he assisted ia
rowing that Geueral and his troops across the
Susquehanna, at Ball Friar, and was often
heard to relate an incident which then occur
red, and the remark it called forth from the
French patriot. The boat iu which A tram
was towing, having accidentally run ou the
rocks in the stream, Lafayette called out to
those in chirge ot the boat, "Do not drown
any <>t my noble men; I expect to have need
of ull of them at Ycrktowu."
This old slave had a scrupulous regajd foe
honesty and truth. Uuoim occasion, some two
or three years ago, he was called to give testi
mony in a ease thcu tryiftg iu our court, lie
told a straightforward story of what he knew
of the affair, and all present were struck with
his simplicity of mauner and evident candor:
but the attorney interested on the other side
felt called upon to ply the old fellow with a
pretty crooked cross-cxuuiuation, which indu
ced the old man to think the lawyer was trying
to induce him to dcpait from the truth—a con
clusion in which he was doubtless not far as
tray. Looking the limb of the law in the face
with an earnest he said, "Do you think I
came here to tell a lie?" This satisfied the
questioner that old Abratn had told the truth
honestly, and would not in tue least allow him
self to be led away from it.
This old African's funeral was largely at
tended, for while living, he had been highly
respected in the neighborhood, as an bouest
and inoffensive man. His rematus were inter
red at Peun Hill, ID Fulton township.
The last slave ! That solitary figure under
the head of "Slaves," which we find iu the ceu
su of Lancaster county for 1350, will disap
pear from the census.— Lancaster Express.
TIIE PRIVATE SALE OF FORT SHELLING, at
a merely nominal and totally inadequate price,
was one of those all too frequent disgraceful
abuses of the power entrusted to public serv
ants, which the people should not fail to re
probate, end arrest, if possible. The .New
York Ttibune of April 28th says:
The majority of the Fort Sueiling Investiga
ting Committee reported yesterday in jointed
and forcible condemnation of the sale of the
Military Reserve in question, and of the con
duct of the Secretary of war and his Ooinuiis
; siohers in making that sale in disregard or de
i fiance of the opinions of ail the Military offi
j cers whose advice should have been taken on
the subject, and of ti.e laws ef the land. The
Report is signed by John U- Pettit of Indiana,
J aatin S. Morrill of Vermont, and Isaac N. Mol
lis of Illinois. It is quite elaborate, covering
ouc hundred and three large pages of manu
script, is moderate iu tone and language fully
analyzes the testimony taken before the Com
mittee and gives a couuected history of the Foi t
Suelliug sale. The parallel tit that sale, we are
eoufi Sent, cannot be fouud iu the history of our
Govermeut. 'lite Report clearly establishes
"I. This Reservation is still needed for Mil—
t itary purposes, and therefore should Dot have
been sold at ail. The Military authorities
whose views should have controlled this matiei
were not even consulted.
"2. It was sold far below its value.
"3. It was surreptitiously aud unfairly sold,
none but those connected with or benefitted by
the transaction beiog allowed to know that the
laud was iu market.
"4. It was sold in a lump—somo seven or
ten thousands acres—when the lairs forbid
such sale, requiring a sutvey of all Public
Lands into sections, aud their sale iu legal
subdivisions of sections.
"0. It was solJ mainly on credit, contrary
to law, which requires ail Public Lands to be
sold fur cash only.
"6. l>y the contract of sale, a deed is to bo
given for this tract on the paymeut of the first
installment of the purchase money, without
even requiriug a mortgage, while the laws for
bid the issuing of a deed or patent for public
lands sold until the entire price shall have been
THE New York Herald appears to understand
the character of the English Kansas bill very
clearly, though we doubt if it so well reads the
feeliugs of the people of Kaunas. Wednesday's
Herald asks—"Will Kansas refuse the bribe
of Three Millions of Acrc>? 'No, sir-eel' as
Brother Jonathan would say. Border ruffians,
nigger worshippers, and all, may want a chaßoc .
to grab the acres. Only pass the bill—that's
A joint stock company for the assassination
of Louis Napeleon ha® been formed in New
York. A half crazy German, named Heinzen,
has promised to kill the Emperor, provided his .
expenses to Paris are paid, and $3,000 has
been actually raised for the purpose.
A Frenchman, named Guajtier, actually act
tjbe Delaware river on fire, at Philadelphia, on
Wednesday. The object was to show how to
burn up a hostile fleet.
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, , ifhp St. Louis Republican, (Dcm ) says- it it
. now mauiiest, that the election in that
next August, is to turn v VBP° cpwAriwu at
abolisblug slavery witma its limits.