Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, February 23, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated February 23, 1855 Page 2
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THE BEDFORD (iIZETTE. i§t'<Jfora. Feb. 18#5. G. W. Bowman, Editor and Proprietor. Adjntniit (licnera!. Persons having business with the Adjutant General will direct thpir communications to Bedford, as heretofore. Whilst it is true that Gov. Pollock has named our successor, it is e quail v true that he cannot enter upon the du ties of the office until the 28th day of October, j A. D. 15.")6, the day on which the commission of the present incumbent will expire. It h3s been a matter of surprize and mortification toe very intelligent Lawyer in the Commonwealth that the Governor should have made a blunder so extraordinary in its character —taking the bungling entry of a clerk, on the record, for the Late in the case, which is so plain that un do not see how 'anv man of the most ordinary intellect can possibly misconstrue it. Suppose j the clerk had made an entry on the record that the appointment was to run (or six years,■ what would the record he worth at the expira- ; tion of three? Just nothing at at all. And an ; entry tor less than three years is equally worth less. There is no provision in the law tor lili- j ing "unexpired" terms. The appointment is for three years, as often as a "vacancy" occurs,: an opinion ireeiy expressed by trie most emi nent Lawyers in the State, without distinction of party. in order that those interested in the business ; of the office may know exactly how the matter stands we will give them the "official" corres pondence on the subject: "Karrishurg, Feb. 7, 1855. Gen. Geo. W. Bowman: Sir :—The Governor has appointed me Adjutant General. Vv ill you piease to inform me as to what will be the most convenient mode of conveyance by which I can receive the Books and papers which are in your posses sion belonging to the office. Very respectfully, your Obt. Sen t. THOS. J. POWER." Adjutant General's Office, ) Bedford, Feb. 12, 1555. \ "Tbos. J. Power, Esq. Sir :—I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of vour note of the 7tb inst. inform ing me that Gov. Pollock lad appoint. 1 you Adjutant General of the Commonwealth: and requesting me to inform you as to the most convenient mode of receiving the Books and papers belonging to the office. In reply to which, I would most respectfully state, that, at the expiration of my commission, on the 28th day of October, 1856, I will take great pleasure in handing over the Books, Pa pers, ore. to anv person legally authorized to re ceive them, awl not sooner. Should the Go vernor then designate you as that person, it will certainly be gratifying to my foe lings of personal regard. I am, Sir, very respectfully, your Obt. Servt. GEO. W.'BOWMAN, Adjutant General, P. ./. The .Morning Herald, of the 12th inst. an Administration print, at Harrisburg, in reply to a severe criticism on tins subject in the penn sylvan inn, says, the editor of that paper, "or Gen. Bowman, are at liberty to test his rights at their earliest possible convenience." If the editor of the Herald will consult the Attor ney Genera!, or any other Lawyer of judgment, he will learn that Mr. Power, and not the of ficer in possession of the Legal Commission, is the person upon whom the duty devolves of "testing his rights ." When lie is ready, lie will, of course, give us notice through another channel than the Jllorning Herald, which, we believe, has not vet been invested with Judi- cinl l^owrrs. We have been permitted tn make the follow ing extract from a letter written by a Lawyer in Harrisburg to a gentleman in ti.is place, un der date of loth instant: '•ln relation to the appointment of Adjutant: "General the authorities here are in trotib!-. C\o opinion lies been giver- by the Attorney "General as to the legality of fin: Governor s nc "'ion. Onlv last nicht, on receipt of Geri. • Llowman's letter, did they send to Lancaster to "get /-in opinion. Power bases ii.s <rl.j <;* to the "oiiice on the tact that the Record leads that "tiie appointment was made to f.H the vacancy "occasioned bv the resignation of Gen. Keenan. "But fie Low does not contemplate a less term j "than three years, and the error of the clerk in '•making the entry, cannot, of course, alter tiie "operation of the Act of Assembly , or in the "slightest degree vitiate the appointment of Gen. "I?, for three vrtus. The Jjno gives him the "appoinlment for three years, and the blunder of "a Clerk cannot alter it." We are not voided to the office by any means, and we entertain not the slightest animosity towards either the Governor or Mr. Power, in consequence of their rush and inconsiderate movements —and further, we have no hesitation in saving that if the Executive had the right it was both his privilege and his duty to confer the trust upon one whose political sentiments harmonised with his own. But the Governor Having no right in the premises, we consider it doe to oil! self and the integrity of the laws to resist the usurpation, u ith clue deference to the position of the Chief Magistrate of the Com monwealth, who so beautifully closed ids In augural Address with the solemn declaration, that, in the fear of GOD, he would take the "Constitution for his gptide, and make Equal nun Exact Justice to ALL" the desire of his heart—an avowal which he seems to have en tirely forgotten in his appointment of Mr. Pow-' er I FRR"ONR young friend, J. KEF.SIDE FLETCHER, was, on Thursday of last week, admitted to practice in the several Coutfs of Bedford coun ty. We heard His Honor, Judge Kirntnell, re mark, that he passed an examination highly cre ditable to his abilities. We hope he mav real ize his brightest anticipations. ELEITIOX OF EX-GCVERXOR BIGLLH. The Board of Directors of the Sunburv and Erie Rail-road met at their office in Philadel phia, last week, and and unanimously elected our late worthy Governor President of the , Board. The salary affixed to this responsible j trust is $5,000 per annum, almost double the ; salary of Governor of the Commonwealth. We congratulate the Company in securing, the services of so able and honest a man to tii-: rect the business of their road, satisfied that his name and moral worth will at once give, permanence and stability to the great enter prize. In the language of the talented Editor of the Pittsburg Union,(Co\. Thos. J. Keenan,) i "tile company have secured a presiding officer who has taient and experience to govern its o peralions, and who will watch carefully over all its interests. The fact of Gov. 13. accepting this appointment, is an indication that the pros- ; pects of the road are prosperous, and they are bound to continue so, at least while it L under! his management. It is seldom that the energy and perseverance of Gov. Bigler have failed in anv thing he has ever undertaken to carry through: and in his present position we are cer tain that he will be eminently successful." The address of the Governor, on assuming the j duties of the office, will he found on the first | pag<- ot the Gazette of to-day. Like all his o ther addresses, it will be read with general in-{ teres!. ' i. s. sE.vvioa. .. ./"Harrisburg is all excitement at the pre sent time on the subject of F. 8. Senator. The "ATr iVissers'' are divided in sentiment, and are lampooning each other in no very' chaste , terms. Gen. Cameron is the regular nominee of the caucus, and, if lie cannot succeed, we presume there will he no election this winter.) All the >' liig papers in the State, now sailing under the Black Flap of Know N'othingism, are filled with articles in bitter denunciation of, the nominee, thus showing that their sworn o hligations to submit to the will of the majority j amount to nothing when OFFICE is in the ! way ! Next Tuesday is the day fixed for ano -1 her trial, and then we shall see w hat we shall ; see! There are near a hundred anxious ex pectants for the place! TP* Mr. JORDAN, the Senator from this District, announces himself a jYix Wisser by appending his name to an address against Ca-J ! meron issued by the "bolters" ot the Order!— j : Mr. Jordan voted solitary and alone for Mr. Kunkle ori the principle of political morality!!! , . I [CPTs it not an extraordinary feature in tile; creed ot the Whig, alias Know Nothing papers, that whilst they all applaud a secret oath-bound ; | political organization, they are almost dying: vvith indignation because a majority o( their inernkjii :n the Legislature adopted the secret \ \ ballot a candidate for the Senate? Who ol the strongest objections to Gov. Bidder on the part of our opponents was based upon his appointment ot Judge Campbell alter he had been defeated at the Polls. Now the Governor of their choice has selected Alex. Iv. McClure, of Chambersßurg, and C. Myers, of Claiion, to lucrative positions, who, in 1853, 1 were beaten bv a Ihree-loid vote greater than ' was Judge Campbell in 1851 ! This, however, ■ is not Only approved, but greatly applauded, by I those who so recent!) - condemned the principle in the most bitter and indignant terms. Oh, | shame, where is thy blush. Can such things' prosper ? Queer Aijiicc. On Friday, 2d inst. the following notice was | placed at the door of the Senate and House : "The Americans of the Senate and House; will meet in the East Committee room this evening (Friday) at 7 o'clock." A friend at our elbow just remarked after reading the notice : "I never knew there were I others than 'Americans' in the Legislature."— He was right. The id'-a ol posting up a notice calling on Americans to meet in caucus, as; though the present Legislature was not com posed of Americans altogether, is ridiculous; as only lit to b-.* laughed at. Why not at once say the "Know-Nothings" will meet in caucus a'.' such a place and time! Why ashamed ol the ' name ? All the papers devoted to that cause do not hesitate a moment to adopt the secret cognomen of "SAM," and why should members i of the Legislature ? It would be more com- 1 mendahle to pass an act changing "SAM'S name, and give him the rights and privileges of a I child horn in lawful wedlock, than have him capering about like an illegitimate.— Harrisburg i n ion. \ WORD TO ADOPTED MTIZLXS. T/ 3 "A new paper to advocate the interests of 1 a portion of our foreign population, is about to; be started in Boston, under the auspices of JV!r. SAVACH. It is to be devoted to instructing the countrymen oftlie editor, as to the political morals of the day, as he understands them. In this class of education, we think that all for eigners, who take up their abode among us, can read better essays on political economy, from the Journals published By those who have been born arid nurtured under the invigorating influence of our free institutions, than con be 1 gathered from the wild notions of the Red Re ! publicans of Europe, who leave their own coun | try lor political crimes, and come here to in- I struct us as to how we should govern ours. This j is kind on their jart. We have listened to sev leralofthein patiently, but after all their m i structions, we have come to the conclusion, that j the Americans know their own business just ' about as well as any other people, and do not require anv foreign refugees to come here and bleed the pockets of our citizens to hear the im portant information that "in their opinion" our form of government is all wrong. If it is, we are responsible lor it, and we will attend to it ourselves. We say this without any unkind feeling to foreigners, for it is well known that our feelings are in favor of the masses of those who come among us, In n ake America their abiding place. But we have no patience with the political charlitans who left their country, perhaps for Iheir country's good, and com? among us to in struct us upon tRe science of our form of zov ernment. We, therefore, think that all papers established in our country to keep up tire lat> lious feelings engendered in Europe, should be discountenanced by our adopted citizens, and by so doing, they will avoid the J'eiids which made their native lands a place of constant tur- j moil.— Pittsburg I nion. WHIT TIIH LKCHSLATI HE SI AS DOSE. An act to authorize the Bear Creek and Lehigh plank road company to borrow money. An act to close finally the trust of the late Banls of the Coiled States. An act relative to the Lehigh Crane and iron company. An act to incorporate the Point Breeze park j association. An act relative to the Enon \ alley coal com party. An act consolidating the wards of the city of Pittsburg for educational purposes. An act to increase the capital stock ol the j Short Mountain coal company. An act relative to the estate of fie v. Robert ' Black well, D. D-, deceased. A supplement to an art entitled an act to in- j corporate the Lancaster and Marietta turnpike road company. An act changing the time of holding the j courts in Susquehanna county. A supplement to an act entitled an act to in- j corporate tin* Yardievville and Newtown turn-; pike and plank road company, approved 9th flfcL April, ISoO. An act authorizing the trustees of the Erie j Academy to open and resettle the accounts of i Matthew Pollock. An act relative to George Schoonfelt, of Blair county, an habitual drunkard. An act to confer on John Thomas Mofiit, of Washington county, the benefits of a child horn in lawful wedlock. An act to extend the powers of certain offi cers in .Allegheny county. A .supplement to an act incorporating the Western University of Pennsylvania, passed Feb. 19. 1819. A act authorizing a special road tax iri Le Bauti'township, Erie county. An act allowing the commissioners of Warren > county to lay additional tax for the purpose oi : erecting certain puajic buildings. A further supleinf nt to the act incorporating ! the Wilki sbarre and Providence plank road! company. A supplement to the act incorporating the; Erie County mutual insurance company. A supplement to an act to authorize the Gov ernor to incorporate the Newtown Square and Faoli plank road company, approved the 29th: day of January, A. D., I8"i3. An act to prevent the hunting of deer with , dogs in the county ofM Kean. A supplement to the act incorporating the j Mercer and Shenango plank road company in Mercer county. A resolution relative to the State cabinet ol geological specimens. An -act*changing the place of holding elec- i tions in the borough of Loretta, Cambria coun ty. An act to incorporate (he Somerset County mutual fire insurance company. An act to prohibit the fishing with drag nets or seines in the harbor or bay of Presque Isle in the county of Erie. Prom the Portland "State of jHauiePtb 13. j EXT 11 AOKDIXMIY EXDIR E. On January 3!sf, Nathaniel Copp, son of I Haves D. Copp, of Pinkham's Grant, near the • Glen House, White Mountains, commenced : hunting feer, and was out four successive days. On the filth day he left again, lor a deer killed the day previoti.-ly, a!>out eight miles from home. He dragged the deer, (weighing 230 lbs.) home through the snow, arid at one o'clock, P.M., stalled far another one, discovered near the place where the former was killed, which he followed until he lost the track, about dark.— He then found that he had lost bis own way, and should, in all probability, be obliged to spend the night in the woods, the thermome ter at the time ranging from 32 d<-g. to 2"> deg. below z>-ro. Despair being r.o part of his composition, with perfect sell posession and presence of mind, he commenced walking, having no provisions,' matches, or even a hatchet, knowing that to remain quit t was certain death. He soon after heard a deer, and pursuing him by moonlight, overtook him. leaped upon his back, and cut his throat. He then dressed him, and taking up the heart he placed it in his pocket for a trophy. He continued walking twenty-one hours, and the next day, about ten o'clock, A. M., lie came out at or mar Wild River, in Gi ieaci. Me., having walked on snow shoes the . unparalleled distance of 10 miles without rest, a part of the time through an intricate growtii of underbrush. His friends at home, becoming alarmed at his prolonged absence, and the intensity of the ! cold, three of them started in pursuit ol him, viz:—Mr. Hayes D. Copp, his father, John i : Gouhiing, and Thomas Culhane. Tin y follow ed his track, until it was lost in the darkness, and bv the aid of their dog, found the ilet-r which voting Copp had kilied and dressed.— I They then built a fire and waited five or six ! hours for the moon to iisu, to enable them to ! continue their search. They again started, but , with the faintest hopes of ever finding the lost one alive, pursued his track, and after being out twenty-six hours in the intense cold, found tlie young man of whom they were in search. Colliding froze both his feet so badly, that it is feared he will have to suffer amputation.— Mr. Copp and Mr. Culhane froze their ears badly. No words can reward the heroic so ll j denial and fortitude with which these men con ; tinned an almost hopeless search, when every ; moment expecting to find the stiffened corpse of their friend. , Young Copp seems not to have realized tfip | great danger he has passed through, and al | though his medical advisers say he cannot en j firelv recover tile use of his limbs fir from three | to six months, talks with perfect coolness of : taking part in hunts which he had planned for the next week. WORTHY EXAMPI.IIS. —Gen. Cass, in a recent ! speech, stated that he had enjoyed uninterrupt | ed health during his long life, which had its j periods of toil and privation ; and that he had ; never used strong drink. And Col. Benton, in : acknowledging the present of a silver pitcher from the N. Y. Mercantile Library Association, ! informs his young friends that he attributes j whatever of mental and bodily vigor he now j has and whatever of business application he j has ever shown, ton resolution formed early in i life to abstain from all intoxicating drinks. Know -Hollaing Consistency ! E7*The Know-Nothings of New Hampshire have nominated for Governor, Ralph Metrulf. Will it be believed that this same individual, now the nominee of a oarty bound by secret oaths to war against citi zens on account ol their religion, actually voted in ItJO'J for the following resolution / "Resolved by the Senate and House of Representa tives iu General Court convened, i'hat the provision of our State Constitution commonly called the reli ■•ioiis test, which makes the profession ola certain ichgioiis faith an essential qualification for ceitaut offices is unjust, anti-republican, contrary to t he spiiit of the present age, and when the pioper time aritveg for again calling a convention to revi-e the Consti tution, we will spate no efforts to induce the people to assent to theuhrogation ola principle which should tind no place in the Constitution ol u Free State." The whole course of this intolerant faction is in consistent to the last degree. It professes to he ex clusively American, yet violates every doctrine oh which a free government rests. It c!a:ins exces sive liberality, yet proscribes all who will riot be come slaves to its order. It vociferates most lusti ly for religious freedom, yet denies civil and reli gious equality to any man who dare worship God ac cording to the creed of the Catholic Church. 1 T professes loyalty to tlm Union, yet supports men for office who openly repudiate the Constitutional rights of a portion of the States, and mock with fiendish de light the teachings ol those men who established a free government in the New World. Such is the Janus-faced a-pect of Know-Nothing;sm, and, we sup pose, it is no worse in New IJamp-liire than it is in

this region, llence the pot-hou-e politician, the long mouthed ranter lor religious pinity, and the lieqnen *ters of cock-pits and brothels, are to he seen in fra ternal onion within the Know-Nothing lodge-rooms, all engaged in the >utne pursuit, an attempt to re model the Constitution and advance the cause ol pure, ttndefiled religion in our midst. Ihe polls present u like mosaic of piety ami profanity, disgusting to all men w ho are not blinded with their own venom, like serpents it! April. The Know-Nothings are consis tent in nothing save opposition to the Constitution and religious equality.— Vhila Argnx, The Law <:t tlis Carrier ol Passengers. The follow ing opinion, given in the Supieme Court ! of the Eastern district ol Pennsylvania, is impoitant, : as showing the liabilities and responsibilities of car j riers of passengers. The ease vvu- a special action I brought by Joseph S. Tennery, for the recovery ol damages lor injuries sustained by being upset 111 a i stage coach, riding from Philadelphia to Kaston. THE CHAKIiK OF THE CO! KT. A carrier of passengers having iu charge the safe : fy anil protection ol their lives and limbs, I- h-ltl by ! the law to a very strict measure of re-ponsihiilty.— I Vet he is answerable only for negligence or careless no he is, though, liable lor the |ea-t possible de ' gree of it. lie is bound to exercise the utmost care and discretion. The slightest omission of any mea sure or means to avoid danger against which human j foresight or prudence coold guard, w ill make him j liable lor every accident which may be the conse ! qtfi.ee of it. The mere happening of an injuiy | laises a presumption ol want ol care, and throw- on the carrier the burthern of disproving it. But enre ! iessness or negligence which does not conduce to the injury will not sustain the action, il there were pro per carefulness and skill at that point o! the road w here the accident happened. A man who has truv ; el led safely from Philadelphia to Kaston, cannot i maintain an action against t tie stage owners, though \ his lile had been in danger at every step by the i drunkenness or unski!fulness of the driver. Tins 1 lay down to he tlie general law of the sub- 1 ject, and vouare bound by it; hut the appl-al ion of t: to the testimony and the circumstances of the cne belongs to yon. Rut as there is more difficulty in the application of a rule than in the comprehension ol it, 1 shall attempt to u-sist you. I shall attempt to as sist you in the application of the law' in this case, tel j ling you, however, that you are not bound by what 1 ' shall say, but that you are at entire liberty to judge i W>r yourselves. Now the acts and doings ol the siri ! ver before the coach arrived at Rum Corner, such as cutting round other coaches on the road and out-trav elling them, leaving his horse-, while lie took a glass i of grog, and singing songs with his companions on the box, are no Jmtiier material than as they may bear on his conduct at the place ot the accident. Il he were careless before he came to it, there would he more reason To suppose linn careless when he got there, or it he were intoxicated before, th-re would he more reason to suppose him -till so; or if he had lashed his horses into a furious gait, they would he le-s manageable in de-cending the hill to the corner. This is the only sort ol operation that the driver'sacts at previous points on the toad, could have on the condition of things at the place of the disaster. \ our busine-s then will he, first to u quire how matteis stood when the coach arrived at tne top ol the slope which led to the turn at Rom Corner. There is hardly a spark of evidence of intoxica tion. One glass of grog could not disqualify any man for the business of driving a team. Experience proves it. 1 have never know n a stage driver pro le- himself to be a tee-totaller, yet, in the course of much stage travelling, 1 have never seen hut two instances of di-qualification from drink. 1 tie sing ing, laughing and talking does not appear to have been kept up, and there was nothing ol that soit to draw the attention of the driver fiom his horses when the overturn took place. Ought he to have walked them from the toped The hill down the slope to the bottom at the turn of the road, by reason of hetng overloaded with passenger- and baggage ! In deciding que-ttonsof this sort, you ought To have 1 regaid to the customs before hand, anil tl.ej engage j their passage on the basis of them. These cu-toms i are incorporated with ut.il heroine part ol The contract, j Now it is a matter or experience, I might almo-t say • genetal history, that our public stage- have been crowded with as many passengers and loaded with a much baggage as they can carry. Knowing that to he the case, a passenger takes his chance of break itigrlown or of being overturned. In the infancy of staging, the people ol this country could have got a long on no other principle. Then, as to the rate ol | speed in going down hill. In a country so hilly as / ours, it is absolutely necessary lor the driver to make up speed in going down a hill lor lost tune in climb ing it. Unless when the descent is dangerously steep, or where there is something in the way, dri vers almost universally go down at a long trot. At this particular spot, the driver- of the other lines had done so without accident what reason was there why the defendant's driver- should not do so I It i> a most material arid important fact that the lime wagon, which was the efficient cau-eof the ilis u-ter, was hid from the driver's view. It is proved ] to have been a little beyond the turn of the road, at the bottom of the hill, and concealed from his sight by a house which stood at or neat the corner. The road appeared to him to he clear, and he went down !it as other drivers went down it. Unless then he ! went sir fast a- to prevent him from making the tutu safely, he was guilty of no imprudence. But as fur ; as speed w as concerned, he actually did make it safe ly, lor had the coach been overturned by going too last round the corner, it must have fallen to the oth er side. That it fell inside the arc of the circle it was describing, is sufficient ptoof it was overturned by some other force. | Did the driver show any want of care or skill in passing the lime wagon ! It occupied half the road, and he had no choice but to take the other half,— . There was a low part in the middle in which the left , side wheels of the coach necessarily tan; and an un discovered stone of no great size, struck the hinder -1 most right wheel and capsized the coach to the left. Might not this have happened to the most skillful • i and careful driver? The accidental and unexpected presence of the lime wagon, therefore, and not a | want of'kill and care of the driver, in making the ; best of his suddenly altered position, seem to have | been the cause of the disaster. Rut it may he asked, was he not bound to consider : that there might be some wagon or carnage beyond | I the turn, shutout frotn his view by the house, which ( , might require him to go slowly down the hill in or der to pass it in safety ? Gentlemen, there is neees i sarily a point of limitation to every degree of human i 1 foresight. There are hidden dangers which attend us : ; at every step we take, which may de-troy us in an ■ instant, and against which no circumspection can guard; and these must necessarily he left to the dis pen-atinn of Providence. When others are charged 1 the care of u-, we cannot legitimately require them to do more lor us than we vault! or would do for our selves. livery stage road, a-; well a* the road we J tiavel through lil'e, is b**-H with wvi-ible dangers; and to require them to be discovered ar.d avoided, would require the driver to walk his horse every inch of the road. No passenger would agree to that, lie would pieler to tak'* hi* chance ol concealed peril , rather than not be set down as soon as pn-sble at the end of his journey. Aw agon would scarce happen to be found in the track where this lime wagon was (bund once in ten thrui-nnd times; and when the chalices are ten thou am} to one in favor of safety, j there is no carelessness. If that be so, the defendant'* I : driver would seem to be guilty of no want of circum spection. It does not appear that his horses were j uumauagehle, or that he did not manage thorn -kill- ! • fully. No accident would have happened but for tbe . chance -inking of a wheel on a stone, which no one had before observed. 1 have thus, gentlemen, la id down the law of the ! ra-e, and 1 have endeavored to a-M.t you in the ap plication of it to the t-siirnony. To state the prin ciple belongs to the Court, awl you are bound by it when stater)—but to apply it to the testirrioney he longs to vnu; but, though von are riot hound to ac cept the Court's assistance, you w ill not rashly re. ject it. To you belongs the ta k of judging credi bility of the witnesses— and, where you cannot re concile it.oi believing those tiiat appour to be rno-t . truthful ■ Should you think proper to give damages, you will say how much. 1 sugge-f, however, that you ought i riot to go beyond comperi-ution. In tin' very worst view that can be taken of the drivers conduct, tlieie' rlcres not appear to have been wanton anil wicked carelessness, to call for punishment of his employers. ; But the whole subject belongs to you. 11. A. ROCK All KLD, late Treasurer of one of the iinoiv Nothing Lodges—to be more explicit and in his own words, "Treasurer ot Lodge No. ; il.ol the Sires of' 76, since named Council No. ; "21 ol the Sons of the Star Spangled Banner, * ol Lanca.-tcr city, conns out in tile papers in exposition of the Cider lor ■ xpelling him be cause he dared to vote the Wi g ticket last fall. Me i- induced to the expu-ilton ie cause he was , expelled, disgraced, published in toe Councils: as a traitor, and a fine of one dollar uiip -sed up on any member who should mention his name in meeting.— Phiiudelphi ■•/ cws. Ax ATTEMPT TO SHOOT MISS. Bisnor.—The j police are using every dibit to effect the arrest ! ; of tin* person who on Monday evening entered 1 ! the du e|ling of Mr. Bishop, No. 991 Head way, and fired a loaded pisto! at his *.\ ife. as she was perforniing o - i (!•■ piano, but fortunately vviihout effect. Som' ol the most '(Sci< nt of ficers in the department have llm matter in hand, and s",. : ri confi lent <J SUCC-sk. It appears liiat Mrs. 8., previous to her marriage, had engaged her hatltl to two crent leltlen be,-;i !es her hu.si.-und, an i on,.* of these was s > exasperated ai her, i.i cause she disappointed him, that he pub- , iiclv threatened that .-be should never become | the wife of another : and at her wedding, which took place in Grace Church, a strong force of police were in attendance, her friends being apprehensive that lie would make an at tempt upon her life as she was entering the building. Two days previous loiter marriage a pistoi was fired through a v\ inclow as she was sitting in the parlor of her uncle, at Tarrytown, —.\. Y. Tribune 1 5/A. T3 AES n 11: D: On Tuesday the 19th, sit the Parsonage, by Rev. F. Benedict, Mr. David JL Earnest and Mi— Hannah Cessna, both of Bedford Tp. I On the 19th inst. bv Rev. David Wolf, Mr. Wm. Carrel of Beillonl t iwnship, to Mrs. Re becca Con rod, of St. Clair township. On the 20th in>t. by the R- v. 11. Heckerman, Mr. John lekes, to Miss Su.-ana Aldstadt, ol St. Clair Township. Bl'eih In this borough, on the Ist inst. Mrs. Sarah Car ret son, an esiitt able old lady, aged 71 years. 122388 S l 3B "Th" Cumberland Valley Mutual Protection Company" of Dickinson Township, Cumberland cottntv, Pa. notify the public thai they conti nue to insure real and personal property against loss hv fire, on the lowest and most equitable terms consistent with safety, and in conformity to their charter and bye-Jaws. Every person taking an insurance in thisco. becomes a member thereof, and is entitled to vote at each annual election tor officers. The i rates of insurance are very moderate—the as sessments on the notes of the members having, since the organization ol the Co. averaged only about one and an half per centum , per annum. The amount of each note is ascertained by an established rate per cent, on two-thirds of the estimate value of the property insured, and those rates depend upon the kind ol property insured and the risk incurred. Members of the Compa ny v tuld do well to look at their Policies and see that they have not expired. Renewals for another term of five years, will he made for one-h 'if the original cash premium. Further particulars made known on application to eith < r of the subscribers, agents of the company tor Bedford county. J. M. RCSSELL, He,/ford. A. B. CONN, Sr'uH.sburp. Feb. 29, ISo j. 15# REWARD. Was stolen fiotn the stable of the subscriber in Cumberland Valley Township on the irtght of the Bth inst. a dark bav Horse with two white 1 i feet, small star in the ton-head, (rather long,) one eye resembling a glass-eye, having more white than the other; hv close examination a ! little white will he found on the under lip; his feet are large; he is a regular trotter. The ahoue reward will be paid.(or the horse . and thief, or thirty dollars for the horse alone. ! Address the subscriber at Bedford, Pa. NICHOLAS BOOR. Feb. 29, 18oft. ■ B<dct£ o r 4l Acad eat y 1 AMI FEMALE SEMINARY. W. W. CAIv.PBELL, Principal. This Institution, hitherto under the care of Rev. I John Lyon, will henceforth be conducted by the pre - 1 sent Principal. The past history of the Academy i will, we trn-T, be a sufficient guaranty of its tuture efficiency. The branches taught w til be the satire as . ? heretofore. To .VIAKTF.r I*R lSCl et.ts will be cons id - I ered the mot important pursuit of the pupils; and . while it will be the constant business of the instruc . tor to impart knowledge, it will also be his aim to . lead his pupils to make a practical application ol | their acquisitions. To load the mind with liiiiiiiner | able formulas, without causing it to use them, would i ; be like placing a how in a child's hand, without . teaching him how to bend it. In fine, it -hall be our . ' object, as it has ever been, to lead the pupil to | THINK. r i We look forward confidently to the patronage ol | this community, which has thus far been so gener ! | nii-ly extended, and by an undiminished assiduity, - | we hope to merit your support. Terms per quarter, as usual, to wit: , , CLASSICS, $0 2f> i j HIGHER ENGLISH, 5 00 i j MIDDLE " 4 50 j ; ELEMENTARY " 4 00 , ! The Session opened on Monday, 12th inst. - j Feb. 10, 1855. NOTICE! The undersigned appointed by the tttphafi*" C 0 of Bedford County to distribute the asset* j„ th. hand* ol John 11. Rush, administrator of D. C T •• late of West Pi evidence Township, deceased *,'? make a final settlement theieot, will attend duties of hi- appointment t his office m Bed! ( ,"i Borough on Monday the 12tb day ot .March n,-vt ' 10 o'clock, A. .M. ' Jl WM. M. 11A1.1., ! Feb. 29, 18.).',. A '" l " u '- MUTICE ! James Griffith use. J Te.-t Fi. Fa. to Elair V-- County; No. 3, Feb. 8. ft J. Openiieimer. \ Term, 1855. The undersigned, appointed by the Conn of Comon Plea- ol Bedlord Comity, to distribute the moneys m trie hand- of the bum ill" ot Blair County, in the above ca-e. will attend to ike duties of his appsmitment. ,r his office, in Bedford Borough, on Tuesday, the l;a|, day ot March next, at 1 o'clock, P. .M., when anj whcie ailpeisoua inteieslrd uianv attend. WM. M. HALL, ludttor. i Feb. 29, 1855. lit otice! The nnder-igned,auditor, by appointment from the Orphans' Court ot Bedford County, to make a dist r ll but ion of the balance tn the hands ot Jacob Cioyle | and Joseph liriier. Executors ot Thomas Croyje, UiJ ot t nion Township, deceased, will attend to she du ll ics of his appointment at his office, in Bedford Eo ; rough, on Vi ednesday the I 4th day of March next at 10 o clock, A.M. WM. M. HALL, utuditar. Feb. 29, 1855. NOTICE. The undersigned, auditor, by appointment Lorn the Orphans' Court of Bedford County, to examine and settle exceptions filed To the account of Joseph Gnt.iih. one ofdhe Administrators of William Griffith i late ol St. Clair tow iiship, deceased, will attend to the duties of bis appointment at hi- office, in Bed lord Borough, on Tuesday tbe 15th day ol March I next, at 10 o'clock, A. M. WM. M. HALL, A atli tor. Feb. 29, 1855. NOTICE . - The undersigned appointed by the Orphan's Court of Bedlord routitv to report a distribution o! the i .state of Peter Fisher, late of the borough 'of Bedford, dt c<ased, in the hands of 0. E. Shannon, Esq. administrator, to arid among the creditors of said dect as.ed, will attend to the du tit-.s of his appointment at his office in the bo rough aforesaid on Thursday the Sth day of March, proximo, when and where all persons interested may attend if they see proper. JOHN P. REED, Auditor. Feb. 29, 1855. NOTICE. The undersigned appointed by the Orphans' Court of Bedford count y to examine the excep tions filed to the account of David Patterson, executor of the last Will, &c. of Wm. Patter son, deceased, and to report an account, toge ther with the tacts, will attend to the duties ot his appointment at his oflice in the borough of Bedford on Tuesday the J3th day of March, j proximo, when and where all persons interested can attend if they see proper. JOHN P. REED, Auditor, i Feb. 23, 185(1. NOTICE. Those friends who have been kind enough to subscribe towards the purchase ola Parsonage in connection with the Presbyterian Church ot Bedford, are respectfully requested to pay the amount of their subscription to the subscriber, at an early date, as the Ist of April is rapidly j approaching, when the property, which has been secured, must be paid for. THOS. K. DAVIS. Bedford, Feb. 23, 1855. AGRICULTURAL NOTICE. The Bedford County Agricultural Society. , will meet to elect officers, at the Couit House, in Bedford, on Saturday the 3d day of March next, at one o'clock. A full attendance is rt ' quested. JNO. MOWER, Secretary. , j Feb. 23, 1855. PUBLIC SALE OF VALUABLE DEAL, ESTATE. i ; By virtue of an Order ol the Orphans' Court ■ j of Bedford County, the undersigned will expose * to sale, on the premises, on : S.ITCRDJY, the '24 th day of Dlarch next, , the following described property situate in Eu-t Providance Township, and lying immediately | north ol tin* Turnpike at I lie foot of Rays Hdl, adjoining lands of William Grove, David Ri chey, Adam Hinish, Jacob Richev and other.-; containing four hundred and fitly-one acre': li ving thereon erected a Two St my Log HOU.M, Don de L )g Barn, Wagon Shed, and other out ' buildings. Also, on the premises, is an excellent Or chard of choice Fruit. This properly wiil he sold together or in two r j parts to suit purchasers. Terms easy, and made known on day of sal*. ) ' WESLEY FISHER, Adm'r of the estate of Philip Fi-vr, j deceased. S Feb. 23, 1855. ? LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Post Office at Bedford, Feb. 18, 1855. Per* ns call j ing for 'letters in this list will please ay they aie advertised*—Airwine Thomas, Austin Ja i cob, Bivckbill Jonathan, Bussard Abraham, J);"* ' gham Isaac, Bixler George, Beard (ieorge, le-- ! gins Wiley 2, Barmond John, Bryant R.. I"-" j rile George, Burns Mai}*, Brubaker .Maigaret, j College Catharine Mrs., Cat I Susan Mi>s. j cy John, Dull Adam, Dishong Ileni v U., f- 1 " ! !ert Jacob, Earnes Sophia, Fisher E. M- -■ 0: ~ ■ ter John H., Fuiford John 11., 1* uiford M 1 s j Mary M., Garden Francis, Gell W illiain, li J. : man John G. 3, Gregory Joseph, Hetineii an A s dam, Hulf Hannah MIS 32, Huflman A ilkji" ) " Harkleroad Jacob, Harne \\ in. 2, Huilerd C M * (l i A., Hazell Mary Miss, Hanegan Win., Junn* „ i son Mary Miss, Kidd Wm. 8., KuonseC. Ai |S f Kinton James, Love John, Long Levi, Macmn. - ray John, Miller Elizabeth, McMulleii John, (l Mickle William, Mootheart Edwin, Mclarlaiu *! Isaac C., Malary James, McMulleii Jarne> J • o| Mantzer Samuel, Mock Hannah, .Morris E"-" ; beth, Owen John Y., Gttinger James, L/stliaL* ,f | Francis, Plowman Catharine Miss. Pane " j Miss, Powers Andrew J., Patterson Hamu li. ' i Pote Michael, Pij'er John, Reamer James, Sj | me| Mary Miss, Samel Adatn, Shafer J"'" 1 j Scott Samuel D., Smith Jacob, Sherman Saij' 1 el, Thomson W., Thurston VV. H., U ogan a -* Wenlling Sarah J. M. Miss, V\ irick ■ - Werti Keable, Wolf G. W., Zimmeis lacuJ* A. SAUPP, P- * u Feb. 23, 1555.