Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, 20 Nisan 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated 20 Nisan 1855 Page 2
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THE BEDFORD GAZETTE, j Kcdtord, \ >ril I G. W. Bowman, Editor and Proprietor, j 0- s "E'iour in the East. $lO 75a sll and 11 lor, extra brands. Wheat $2 00 lur red. and $2 ill lor j best White. Rye $l4O. Corn sla $1 05. Sale of Valuable Properly ! C7-We would call particular attention to the ad- ; vertiaement of Col. John W. Geary. He offers, rare chances lor capitalists. Ihe valuable coal pro perties have much to recommend Them for ready ; sales. Their proximity to rail roads, giving easy ac- j ee-s to market, and being part- of the most important Big Veins in the coal region, they present the be-t chances for speculation we have ever been called up on to recommend. Also, the >t. Nicholas Hotel, so well known to the travelling public, a- the best furn ished, and most commodious Hotel in the State, it has also advantages to recommend it. Situate near ly oppo-ire the proposed depot ol the Pittsburg and Connellsville Railroad, and adjacent to the new De pot of the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road, it- pureha-e j will in a short time yield the most profitable return. The Auti-s.ic.Mise Law. We publish in the Gazette of to-day the much talk- j ed of Liquor Law' as it passed both branches ol the j Legislature—which, having been approved by Gov. , I'oi.i.ock, is now the law of the Commonwealth. Ihe j Bill passed the Senate by the following vote: y,. a - Messrs. Brown, Crnbb, Darsie, I'lenniken, l'ra/.er. Hamlin, Hoge, Jamison, Jordan, Lew is, Piatt, Price, Quiggly, Taggart and Wherry—l'. Nays—Me-srs. Buckalew, Ore. swell, fry. Good-j win, Halderninn, Hendricks, Killinger, McClintock. Milliliter, Sager. Seller-, Stuirnan, Walton and Hie.- ter, (Speaker)—l4. Mes-rs. Ferguson, Prick, Pratt and Skinner did not vote. The I louse passed The Senate Bill—yeas -id, nays ."5,7—1 r> doJgimf. We have not yet seen a report of the vote in tlie House. We will give it next week. This Bill cannot be regarded as containing the true elements of reform, and all rational tnen will agree wijli the Pott -vii 1 e llr<risttr and Etnpurii'ia that "it will transfer the scene of drinking from public to private places;—in eflect, close the doors ol public houses, and make private dwelling- the placer, tor dram-drinking. It would have beer, infinitely better to have restricted the sale exclusively to a limited number of public houses,or to have piovided a prohi bitory bill altogether. The bill as passed, will not realize the expectations of Temperance men,and will incur more wide-spread clamor lor repeat, than in any other shape that the question could present it- | self." In reference to this Bill the Pitt-burg I man very justly and forcibly says: "All That it contains could have been specified more clearly, with greater certainty, and in better; English, if ii bail been condensed into one third ol the space. But our objections to the bill go farther than to it verbosity, and to its questionable English. Ihe Ith section requires the petition of an applicant for li cense, to be adverti-ed according to the first section of the act of 29th March, ISII. This very act of 18-11, is one ol those that ate repealed by the present; , nd it was To say the lea-t of it. very ah-urd to make the provisions of The present bill depend on sections j of former acts repealed by it. But the incongruity appears more palpable, when we remember that the ' fourth section of the present act prohibit-all license to taven keepers, while it requires an advertisement j according to the provision- of the first section ot the act of 18-11, which applies to nothing hut tavern j keepers. The fust section of that act requires a pub- J lication to be made nearest the place where such j tavern is to be kept. The present law requires an i advertisement according to that tirst section, hut ex pressly prohibits the giving oi a license toauy tavern. | The object of framing the law in its present shape j was evidently to make it appear to be less rigorous than it i- in reality, in order to crowd it through the Legislature. Every law ought to be so plain in its provisions That men of ordinary understanding could compre hend it at a glance. Especially should this be the case with penal statutes. The liquor bill is framed in absolute defiance of this principle; and seems to be intended as a stumbling block for the ignorant, and a source of profitable controversy to the legal pro tes-ion. The act seems to provide, that the licenses gianted under it -hall only give authority to sell liquor by the quart or by some larger measure. This license i does not allow the person obtaining it to keep a drink ing house in the u-tia! acceptation of the term. He dare not permit the liquor to be drank ou his premi ses. What need then of a provision that he shall be tt man of honesty and temperance, and tl.ar his ap plication -ball be passed njion bv the Court of Quarter T-essions ? We cannot perceive how the character ol the vender is to prevent four or five men from be coming intoxicated on a quart ot whiskey alter it leaves bis bouse. Where the liquor is drank at the bar, the character of the bar-keeper may be of some importance; tint why, in the name of ail that is rea sonable, should the Courts b ■ required to sit for day and weeks To consider applications under a law like the present ? Why should any person be allowed to object ? What difference will it make to community where the liquor is purchased, when it is not consum ed oil the premises? Will it do more i.aim to mor ality if it comes from a -mail -hop than il .t coroe (rom a three-story warehouse ? V, ill it lose any ot its intoxicating power because the man who sells it i- a member of some church in good standing ? Would u be worse when purchased from an Englishman, German, or Irishman, than when obtained Irotn a Connecticut pedler ? And yet the bill in question contains the absurd feature of presuming that it is The character of the vender, and not the character of the liquor, that does the mischief. Ther.lnu-e that confines the monopoly of the trade to citizens of the United States was necessary to enable the act to pass through a Know-Nothing Legislature. But to preserve their consistency, they should have prohibi ted all sales of French biandy, or champagne, Hol land gin, Scotch ale, Irish whiskey, and London stout. That the Governor of The great Keystone State should approve and sign a Bill so ridiculous in its character—-o full of gross blunders and absurdities— so drnnirn in it - provision-—is well calculated to fill the public mind with surprize and mortification. Cincinnati Election. —Papers from that city, as late as Saturday, announce a restora tion of peace and order. The Commercial states that not only had certificates of election been granted to all the Democratic candidates, but that Mr. Earran had been sworn in as Mayor, and had commenced his duties. His majority is 1333, and to show that there could have been no great amount of illegal vo ting, as chaiged, the Commerical states that the vote la-t October, (when the majority for tiie Know-.Nothing candidate for Supreme Judge was (M-25,) was only 96 less than it is now—in other words, the Democratic vote has increased 3427, and the Know-Nothing decreased 3331, making a clear Democratic gain of 6758. Dissolution* '\J " The partnership heretofore existing be tween Messrs. Kino Mooriiitad, of Pittsburg, has been dissolved by mutual consent, it is the intention of Mr. Henry S. 'itisg to commence the Produce and Commission Business, confin ing himself chiefly to casii operations. Mr. K. is well known throughout this section of the State, and we recommend all having business in his line to address their orders to him; satisfied that all who do so, will meet with prompt at tention and liberal terms. Mr. Kft);T is-one of the best business men ia Fitlsburg. THE P LATFORM FALLING!!! DEMOCRATS, STAWD FROM UIMDER. d7"VVf invite e.-pecial attention to the following articles from the editor of the Chambersbiirg Repo sitory and Whig, wbich we copy from bis issue of last week. The writer, it will he remembered, is one of Gov. POLLOCK'S office-holder* Notwith standing this leading organ of the ONCE Whig party was as much TlCK t.tu with the DARK DOINGS ot the Know Nothings, prior to the election, as any oth er Whig print in the State, seeing in it an element calculated to CHEAT Democrats into the support of the Federal Know Nothing candidate for Governor, he NOW boldly declares the principles of the Order to be "DESPO TIC," and thinks "the day is not far distant when Americanism (Know Nothingism) in its common acceptation, will be a STINGING RE PROACH ! " Mr. MeClure further says that every RESPECTABLE American journal in the State, and nearly every politician of common discernment, de mands an open American party." lie says the con duct of the Know Nothings "is a LIBEL upon every thing AMERICAN." These disclosures of the Whig and Repository, together with others from seceding members of tiie Order in all sections of the country, must convince every reflecting man "hat the doom ol Know Nothingism is sealed ! Like a powder maga zine, it embraces the elements of itsdestruction in its own household! Heretofore it had the Whig pres in solid column with it, because it acceded to the Whig nominations. Now, the old political hack who direct tile Lodges, being desirous of relieving • the Whig party of all further control m the selection . of candidates, have found a Lion in their path they j little dreamed of. 'I he day is not distant when the j Democratic Party will possess more substantial pow- than it has ever done since tiie Declaration ol In dependence. TIIE Hi ERICH IMB TV. The time is rapidly approaching when the potency of the despotic discipline practised by the Know-Nothing or American party must pass an ordeal of no common severity. Thus far but few obstacles, and those of a compara tively trivial character, have interposed to test the wisdom of a secret, oath-bound political or ganization, and those who confidently assume that the experiment has been sncessfully made, and that a harmonious and brilliant future is in store for the American party, as at present con stituted, know little of human nature, and less ofthat instinctive political freedom that is so eminently characteristic of the American peo ple. In this instance, the brief past that has a record of the Know-Nothing organization, is no safe criterion bv which to judge of the future.— The institution is yet an experiment, —it is yet .a stranger to the many embarrassing circum stances which aim with crushing power at the supremacy of all discipline, and which no hu man tactics ever yet successfully defied. Its path has thus far been one of singular ease and maddening success. Holding at its will the balance of power between the old political or ganizations, it has had hut to decide where its strength should he manifested, and an easy vic tory was achieved. Rut such cannot long be its position. It must now assume a standing as one of the independent organizations ol the day, and rely upon the merits of its measures to sus tain it. The new-born zeal that now pervades its ranks is but the thing of a day, and unless bas'-d upon enduring and defensible principles, must soon sicken its victim and recoil with ter rible effect alike upon tin* men and measures which called it into existence. The American party has never yet been the party of power. It has heralded its victories by the score and claimed triumph upon triumph, but it has vet to assert its supremacy, and more than all, has v<-t to display its skill in maintain ing it. For its success in controlling and di recting its actions, it relies mainly upon the ex traordinary partv obligations its members as sume. and man v of its recognized leaders vainly think insubordination and disaffection impossible, under anv circumstances, because to refuse im plicit obedience to the mandates of the organiza tion, is to invite disgrace. Here is the rock on which the new partv must evidently break, un less wise counsels interpose speedily to arrest impending disaster. It is not to be concealed that even now, with the party still in its infan cy and hut an auxiliary to the victories it so lus tily boasts, the sentiment is widening and deej>- ening throughout its members that its platform must be shorn of its intolerant features: that its system of government must be liberalized so as to ignore its extra-judicial oaths and ridiculous penalties, and that it must in ali essential fea tures he popularized to conform to the impera tn e demands of public sentiment, or it must i tin a brief career anil he swept from existence by the returning wave of popular opinion. We do not indulge in v.iiti speculations based upon common rumor or imagination. It is a notor ious truth that an earnest struggle is now pro gressing in the order, the aim cd which is to ef fect an open organization on a liberal American platform, and go before the world in defence ol it. This wise reform has enlisted in its interest tiie great mass of disinterested Americans, who look beyond personal preferment to the general welfare, while it is sternly resisted by every demagogue who hopes to gain power in defiance of the popular will, and by every new-fledged leader who fears the loss of his presumed impor tance. Thus far the latter class has prevailed, and it is well understood that at the late Know Nothing Stab- Convention at Lancaster, it for mally established its supr-macy, and gave the "expression oi the party in Pennsylvania in favor of a continuance of its present pioscript i ve, ant i repuhlican and justly odious suteiri of govern ment. We are aware tiiat we I read upon forbidden ground in thus discussing plainly the position of tiie American party : but we are used to forbid den ground ami hope never to respect it while we conduct the columns of a public Journal.— We have heretofore, when we had reason to be lieve that our opinions on this subject were en tilled to at least common respect from those ad dressed, referred iri candid terms to the dangers to be apprehended from the rigid discipline and extreme platform of the party in question : but i/v only grew wiser bv the effort, as we were repaid for our presumption in systematic defa mation. Our humble suggestions therefore were not without their uses, however contrary to our desgin : and we can now tiaverse the field with a better sense of its dangers than be fore. But until this journal ceases to be itself, it can know no difference to a sentiment that . would proscribe it for its freedom of discussion: : nor can it wield its favor to a political element 1 that is susceptible of the grossest abuses without the shadow of a remedy, and that strike at our very manhood both in and out of its exclusive circle. We have always heartily responded to the principle that our country needs to he Americanized— that our political struggles have been debased by the shameful pandering of pol iticians to foreign prejudices, and that our kg islation should respert only Ameriran interests: and wh arc no less earnest now in our desire to maintain that position than ever before. We have steadily at rugs led and voted against near ly every feature ot the political policy sustain ed by ttie mass of our adopted citizens, and no man Felt IUOI e keenly than the writer of this article when the great American Statesman of the West fell a ruaityr to foreign bigotry, and with him every \ ital principle of American progress. But in the honest and earnest sup port of this piatorm we have known no change. , We cannot share the zeal that leads to infatua tion, and would make a man and a party the creature d one idea, ami much less can we as sent to a svstem of [xditical regulation that might tiring the blush to the cheek of the veri est Autocrat. We might vote for candidates ; designated by such political machinery, if there by we could best attain the ends we desired;! but the system confronts ttm professions of the; party at the very threshhold, and is itself a libel .upon everything claiming to be American. Its thorough modification lias already been demand- > ed in the most unequivocal language by every i respectable American journal in the State, and ] nearly every politician of common discernment, who has no selfish purposes to gratify, has heartily sanctioned the movement. Why, then, has it not' been accomplished ? We answer that the honest sentiments of the party has been stultified by designing and ambitious men— j men whose only hope of political success is based upon a system of organization wherein a few can govern and none dare question. This is tlie vcret, and we should riot go beyond tli limits of our own county, or it mav be our | own town, to demonstiatate the correctness ot our position, did the occasion demand it. YVe shall soon have an open American par- ! ty, inviting public favor on the merits of its principles and defying the severest criticism, or the dav is not far distant when Americanism, in it-: common acceptation, will be a stinging re proach. Let those who doubt it wait and see! Chumbersbvrg Repository and II h:g. A SIUISCRII!KR OvERBOAItl). —lt is Well for Editors to he "brought op standing"' once in a while bv the more discerning of their subscri bers. It brightens their ideas, refreshes their deference for public sentiment, and enables them to correct the errors into which thev are so lia ble to (all. For the life of us we never knew until the following delectable epistle gravely in formed us of the fact, that we have been build ing up either the foreign or catholic interest indeed we have been laboring under a singular hallucination that we have uniformly leaned the other wav : but it is evident that a gentle man so tboioughly versed in our language—so liberal and enlightened in his views, and patri otic in his aspirations, cannot he mistaken : and we defer as complacent I v as we can while we aflectionatalv commend him to the more con genial rays of the Transcript. We omit the name for the sake of the writer's* children : Mercershurg March 29 rnr A K McClure Dear Sir at the ciosp of my subscription for your paper wich is the first mav I wish it to stop as I dont wish to take it any longer at present a.- your corse of late-in the American reform do.? not meat with my ap probation 1 hope vou wount call this proscrip tion he cause I cant help your to pull down the anr.erican party and hi id up the fur ran and ro mancathlicli party. yours The gentleman is probably opposed to the English language because it is of "forran" ori gin.—<'i hambsrsburg Repository and Whiig. !, V *ln the House, the Governor's veto of the Pnttstown Bank has riot vet been considered. What the real cause may be for this unusual course of that hodv, it is not fir us to say : hut it is clear to the most casual observer, that con siderations not properly connected with the try a sure have controlled its action. Independent of the very questionable parliamentary sanction lor such delav, there is an obvious propriety, if not a generally accepted standard of courtesy, that would dictate an early and final considera tion of such a message: and until there is evi dence to (tie contrary, the popular acceptation of it will he anything but cieditable to the leg islature. If the House considered the veto of the Pottstown hank wrong, it was its duty to pass the bill by the constitutional majority, on its own merits, disconnected from all other mea sures:—or, if it considered the veto right, it was due alike to the Executive and the House that its approval he placed promptly on the re cord. The public will watch with interest for a developement of the caiis- s which have kept the expression of the House smothered, and we hazard nothing in saving that it will require considerations of no trivial character to vindi cate that body fully in the estimation of the people.. If log-rolling is Jo he the game—show your hands, gentlemen! The press will see that daylight penetrates the arrangement! C kambersburg Repository and Whig. We must be excused from kicking every whelp into notoriety who keeps barking at our heels. Because we may occasionally feel cal led upon to correct flagrant falsehoods and du plicity affecting questions of public interest, it must not be supposed that we can follow the <fog to its kennel, or the mousing owl to its hid ing place.— ChambersLurg Repository <$- Whig. Hear another Old Line Whig Paper!! The Democrats will soon have no trou ble in writing exposures of Know Ynthitlfrism ! SECEDING members of the Order, and the RESPECTABLE portion of the WHIG Press are about to relieve us of this labor altogether! DEMOCRATS stand firm. Your principles will soon reflect more honor upon yourselves and our common country than they have ever vet done. The following article is from a WHIG Journal of the highest character in the State : V Voice from Delaware County. There is little danger of a majority of the Whigs hi this count v abandoning their organi zation, for the purpose of joining a party whose principles are hidden from view, even it that party does publish a bastard platform, to which but little objection ran be made. By this means they may deceive a few Whigs—a few may estrange themselves from us bv the idea that the party is to become a great national party, but the sober, flunking portion will remain just where they are. ]r may be, in the course of events, that it may become necessary to fuse with the Denoociats, who always act boldly and above board, so that their movements are un derstood. The K. N.'s move in secret, and ex i elude Whigs who are not of their organization, from all participation in their victories, as they

did at Han isbtirg in the organization ol the Leg islature. We cannot consent to place Know : Nnthingism in power initd we know something :of its tendencies. Jl the Whig party is dead. which we do not admit, our corresjjondeiit, and thousands ot others, will have to choose be tween something jikeold Jeti'ersoniaii Republicanism and its opposite Know \othing- j sn) . We are prepared to act with those, be their predilections heretofore what they may, who go for the greatest good to the greatest number —who recognize a man as a man wher ever thev may find him and who will not tram ple upon him because fie is weak and ignorant. The large majority of the people of our county ; are of this character. Some ti-w of them may he led awnv for a lime hy the novelty of a po litical monstrosity—they may, liir a time even he induced to sanction doing e\ il that good may come of it, but their "sober second thought" will lead them back to sound political republi j catiism.— Delaware Republican. From the Pennsylvania!!. We copy from the Lancaster Examiner and Herald jA Wednesday, the Whig organ of that county, the following proceedings ot the Knovv ; Nothing Grand Council, recently held in Lan | caster citv. YVe do not know how the minutes were obtained, but they will be read with in terest : = From the Lancaster Examiner Ik Herald. Proceeding* of the State <!'aiid < omit-ii of Kito-\olliciigs ! The Supreme Order of t lie Star Spangled Ban- pursuant to notice, met at Fulton Hail on Tuesday morning, April 3d. 'I he attendance wgs slim, only <>S delegates appearing. In the absence ot the President, 0. 11. liffany, Jacob L. (jossler, of Philadelphia city, was called to | the chair. Gifiord, of Philadelphia, Secretary. Alter the formal opening ol the Council, the credentials of delegate* were read, and u ill) one or two exceptions approved, and the dele gates recognized and admitted to seats. The first business in order was the considera - tinn of the minutes of the Pittsburgh Convention, i which alter an animated discussion, character ' ized bv the most violent personal crimination*, were approved hy a vote of IS to lfi, lour dele gates refusing to vote. Brother Freeman, of 1 Philadelphia, at this stage of the proceedings, rose and stated, that he had been informed the ;oom thev were then occupying was not as se cure as it should be; that outsiders by posting themselves in the entry, could hear all that was said, and that thus their proceedings would be made known immediately ; lie would therefore call upon the delegates from the city of Lancas ter to inform the Council whether the iniorma : ' lion he received was correct 1 Having taken his seat, Jesse Landis, Ksq., arose and in a speech of considerable length dis tinguished for purity of stvle and beauty of dic tion, assured his wort bv friend and brother, that he had been misinformed, —that no person could possibly hear any thing that was said in the hall, and that no miserable eaves dropper, forsaken by good men and detested hv bad ones, could learn anv thing, bv hanging around that door or peep ; ing through Hint key hole. Jesse having been safely delivered of his speech, sat down looking as dignified and wise as an owl. The opinion of Jesse was corroborated by statements from Shul ! er Richenbach and Hess. The Treasurerof'the State Council, having been called upon to report the condition ot the Treas ury stated, that the funds belonging to the State Council were all exhausted, that there was not a cent in the treasury, and that therefore he had thought it useless to submit a written report. He further stated that during the last month no money had been received hv the tlrarid Cotin ' cil from subordinates, and that he hoped before" HIP Grand Council adjourned, they would make some arrangement whereby funds would be madeavailahle to meet pressing debts, contracted bv the Council during the last Gubernatorial election. On motion of Secretary Gifiord the subject was indefinitely postponed. No other matter being before the Council it adjourned to meet at 2o'clock in the afternoon. A FTKP.XOON SESSION, 2 o'clock, P. AL Council met and opened in regular form. Sfi members answering to their names.—Tile Pres ident,O. H. Tiffany, being present, took the I chair. The committee on credentials reported that after mature deliberation of the matter sub mitted to their charge, they were of the opinion i that all the delegates were entitled to seats, with the exception of ex-Governor YY r m. K.Johnson. i in whose case they were unable to agree, they therefore asked to he discharged from tle further i consideration of the subject. On motion the report was received and the committee dis ; charged. An ineffectual attempt was now mad- to pass a resolution, recognizing the right ol Mr. John son to a seat, which led to a protracted and ex citing de,hat' j . The Cameron men were evi dently determined to prevent his admission, notwithstanding C. professed himself friendly to it. This was all gammon, however, for there . were already too many aspirants for the I .S. Senatorship present, to be agreeable to his feel ings. On motion of Brother lYlcCalmonl, the Coun cil then went into Committee o| the YY'hole, on the state of the Order in Pennsylvania. Bron s >n, ofClaremonl, in the chair. President Tiffany arose, and delivered rather an eloquent but tart and unpalatable address. He argued no success to the Order, hut rather its rapid declension and ultimate downfall, from the fact, that not one-tenth of the subordinate i councils in the State were there represented. I That even those that were represented, were j distracted hv dissensions and want ol harmony, which boded no good. He had since the last general election visited many parts ol the Slate, I and truth and justice compelled htm to sav, that the Order was fast sinking by its own weight ol corruption. The actsot the present Legislature were characterized hy such a degree of stupidity venality and recklessness, that the only wonder with him, was, that the people had tolerated it jas long as they have done. He hoped, however, . that now, with all these things before them, the rock on which they will surely split full in view, that thev would betake themselves to the proper remedy in time, —that all would pass out iof that hall more firmly resolved than evei to be true to the ORDFR and their OA'l HS. Alter the professor had taken his seal, dele gates from Harrisburg, Chester, Philadelphia . and other places, gave an account of the 'order' in their several districts. All had the same sto ry, the outsiders knew too much—the novelty of the thing was gone and members were grow ing restive under the guidance of the Grand i Council. The mass of their constituency had no confidence in their leaders—and the cry of Sam and Americans must rule America, had lost its charm and with the charm its potency. There must new features he Introduced—more degrees, in which if it he possible more awful arid bin ding oaths and obligations must be administered. If this be not dorv—the only alternative is an open organization. None of the delegates from Lancaster ' it v, ventured a word in this "expe rience meeting." Dickey had chewed the tot ter end of 3 persimmons and could not bluster and bellow like Slavmakers bull: iless was a slecp, Jesse was meditating a prayer, while Walt and Forecht and the 'old governor' were sitting in a corner evidently engaged in calcu lating a Know-Nothing almanac for 185(5.^ From the County some of the representatives seemed willing to arise. John Schaeffer was there, looking as amiable as he did tbe morning he discovered Stouffer was elected Register. After which Council adjourned to meet at 11 o'clock on Wednesday morning. WEDNESDAY MOIIMM;, 1! o'clock. Council met pursuant to adjournment, J. 11. Church in the chair, and after the usual exami nation, the Rev'd Mr. Ranklin of Westmore land addressed the Throne of Grace, asking the Divine blessing upon their deliberations, and invoking the aid of Jehovah in the furtherance ol their sublime, patriotic and religions cau-e' Tbe Committee on amended Constitution, re ported progress and were continued, alter which a motion was adopted bv a vote of .'>7 to 81, declaring Gov. Johnston entitled to a seat. During the forenoon the Governor came into the Hall and was cordially greeted by his friends: lie appeared, however, to manifest but little in terest in the proceedings. The morning session was taken tip by the i ending ni'several reports, none of which par took of a public inteie.sf, and in listening to speeches from various delegates. Alter quite a frothy declamation from a Philadelphia broth er, our old friend and e\-Slieri!f, Adam Rear, ni Peacock, rose arid asked permission to say a few words. Adam appeared in the veritable old over coat and spectacles, which he wore twenty-five years ago, when in company with Fetin, be was teaching tbe good people of Ear! township and Nnv Holland, how poor Morgan was hood-winked and cable-towed, and killed dead 'is a si one, bv which the bloody Masons who were handed together by the "awlntest" oaths, which the Grand Master made them take. The hour of adj nirnment having arrived the Council adjourned until 3i, P. M. A !*Ti:r. NOON SESSION. Council met and opened in the usual form. After the transaction of some unimportant Imsi ne.-s. Uiother Small ol \ ork, seconded bv Broth er Jeff'eries of Chester, offered a resolution to this effect : ID sol red, That this State Grand Council dis approve and discountenance all measures hav ing tor their oi joi t, the abolition of the secret features of our Order. Scaicely bad Secretary Gilford read this reso lution, than apes feet hurricane ofhisses, shouts, huzzas, \c., broke foitti. Every man jumped to his fee t, and such confusion ensued as has never been witnessed since the tower ot Babe! was abandoned. Threats were made, oaths were sworn, fists were doubled, vengeance threaten ed, and as Cameron, Johnson and others, left the ro'i n in disgust, the President pro tern, an nounced that the Council stood adjourned sine die. Thus ended this great fizzle, of which T have endeavored to give you an important sketch, and thus tr.iv the same confusion ever attend men, who in oath-bound conclaves, combine to rob their I'd low men of their rights and privi leges, but ■ •Soon will Their glnrv fade, O ! the mean work they made! Liberal men wondeied. Contempt for these leaders made ! Contempt lor the whole hriuade Numbering less than one hundred." An Act to Repeal the Tavern License. SECTION 1. lie it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That from and alier the first day ol Oc tober noxt it shall be unlawful to keep or main tain any house, room, or place, where vinous, spirituous, mall or browed liquors, or any ad mixtures thereof, are sold and drank, except as hereinafter jvrovuled : and all laws or parts ol laws inconsistent with the provisions ofthis, be and the same are hereby repealed. SECTION 2. That it any person or persons within the Commonwealth shall keep for sale, and sell, or in connection with anv other business or profitable employment give, receiving there for any price, profit, or advantage, by any mea sure whatever, and at the same time voluntarily afford a place or any other convenience or in ducement bv which the same mav he used as a beverage, any vinous, spiritous, malt, or brew ed liquor, or any admixture thereof, he, she or they, and any one aiding, abetting, or assisting therein, shall be doomed guilty ola misdemean or, and upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding fifty dollars, and under go imprisonment not exceeding one month ; and for a second or any subsequent offence, shall pay a line not exceeding one hundred dollars, and undergo imprisonment not exceeding three months. SECTION 3. That if any two or more persons conspiie or act together by which one may sell and lh~e~bther provide a place or other conveni ence (or drinking, with intent to evade the provisions ofthis art, each one so offending up on conviction shall be punished as provided in the second section ot this act. SECTION 4. That it shall be unlawful for any person to sell or keep fur sale any vinous, spiri tuous, malt, or brewed, liquors, or any admix tures therol in cases dot hereinbefore prohibited, in a less quantity than one quart, nor without license granted bv the court of quarter sessions of the peace of the proper county, on petition presented for that purpose, to be advertised ac cording to the first section of the act of the twent v-ninth of March, one thousand eight hun dred and forty-one, supplementary to the va rious acts relating to tavern licences ; but no such license shall be granted to other than citi zens of the United States, of temperate habits and good repute for honesty : Provided, That no certificate shall be required or published as mentioned in the act herein referred to : Pro vided, That no license tor the sale ol liquors as aforesaid shall be granted to the keeper of anv hotel, inn, tavern, restaurant, eating house, oys ter house or cellar, theatre, or other places of entertainment, amusement, or refreshment. SECTION N. That the said court by their rules, shall fix a time at which applications for said licenses shall he beard, at which time all persons making objections shall be heard. SECTION 6. That it shall not be lawful for the clerk of said court to issue any license as afore said, until the applicant shall have filed the bond hereinafter required, and the certificate of the citv receiver or county treasurer, that the license has been paid to him. SECTION 7. That the appraisers of licenses under this act shall he appointed as provided by existing laws, except in the city of I'lii'i, where mi passage of this art, a r( i thereafter at the beginning <>f every year t'|,i reputable and tempi-rate j>-rsons stiall |K>I nteil by the court of quarter sessions t„ di . . y * ' •!\r filers in spirituous, vifcons, n. a | t bt**wed liquors aforesaid, and of distillers ar 'i brewers, and to do and pi form all duties enjoined by law not inconsistent herewith ■ u said appraisers shall be citizens of the I ',,,,. 1 States, in no manner connected with or ested in the 1 icjuor business, and Shall be ( pensated as now provided by law. SECTION 8. That no license shall be ■/rant,a without the payment to the receiver ofta\e,,i the city of Philadelphia, or to the treasurers the other comities of the State tor the use oft|„. Common Wealth, thiee times the amount nmr lixed by law, to be paid by venders of spirit n ous, vinous, or malt liquors, or brewers and di tillers: Ptovided, That no license shali 1,, granted for a less sum than thirty dollars. SECTION' 9. That the bond required to beta ken of all persons who shall receive a license t, sell spirituous, vinous malt, or brewed liquor,- or any admixtures thereof, shall lie in one thou sand dollars conditioned for the faithful observ ance of all the laws of this commonwealth 1?. lating 1o the business of vending such liquors with two sufficient sureties and warrant of at torney to confess judgment , which bond shall be approved by one of the judges of the court of quarter session.* ol the pace of the proper coun ty, and be filed in said court : and whenever a judgment of any forfeiture or fine shall have been recovered against the principal therein, j( shall be lawful for the district attorney of the proper county to enter judgment against the ob ligors in the said bond, and proceed to collect the same of the said principal of sureties. SECTION 10. That every person licensed to sell spirituous, vinous, or malt liquors, as af re said, shall frame bis license under glas--, and place the same so that it may at all times he conspicuous in his chief place of making sales and n<> license shall authorize sales by any per son who shall neglect this requirement, n r shall any license authorize the sale of anv spir ituous, vinous, or malt liquors on Sunday. SECTION" 11. That any sale made of any spir ituous, vinous, or malt liquor, contrary to the act. shall he* taken tone a misdemeanor; and upon conviction of the offence in the court of quarter sessions of the proper county, shall he punished in the manner prescribed by the sn ood section of this act. SECTION 12. That the provisions of this art, as to appraisement and license, shall not eMt-c to importers who shall vendor dispose of >aii| liquors iu the original cases or packages as im ported, nor to dulv commissioned auctioneers selling at public vendue or outcry, nor to brew ers or distillers selling in quantities not less than five gallon*, rior shail anything h-rein contain ed prohibit the sale by druggists of any admiy tures of intoxicating liquors as medicines. SECTION 13. That it shall be the duty of ev ery constable of every town, borough, town ship, or ward, within this Commonwealth, at everv term of the court ot quarter sessions uf each respective county, to make return on oath or affirmation, whether within his knowing, there isanv place within his bailiwick kept arid maintained in violation of this act: and it sin.l he the especial duty ol the judges of tin* saM courts to see that this return is faithfully made; and if anv person shall be known to such con stable the name or names of any one who shall have violated this act, with the names ol wit ties* wiio can prove the fart, it shall be hisiiu tv to make return thereof on oath or affirmation to the court : and upon his wilful failure so to do, he shall he deemed guilty of a misdemean r, and upon indictment and conviction, shall he sen tenced to imprisonment in the jail <>t the cani ty for a period not less than one nor : . re ff sn three months, and pay a fine not exceeding Sflj dollars. SECTION 14. That this act shall not interfere with anv persons holding a license h-i -ton-re granted until the time lor which the same u> granted shall have expired, nor shall any liens* which mav he granted before the first day ol Je iv next authorize the sale ol said liquors or mixtures thereof after the first dav of OrtoM next, contrary to the provisions ol.this ait. Approved—Jlpril 13, 18.")."). J.]MPS POLLOCK AN JMRRENT HORSE-THIEF. —ON thenijlt of tlit- l9lh of March, as wt* l-arn inm; - (reeiisbtirg .tfrgust, a valuable horse was stn'" from Mr. Johnson Beacom, ot Ponn tovvnsw;, in Westmoreland county. Mr. R<*acoiti a:iv. - tised his loss, and offered a reward ol t dollars for the recovery of the animal. A f fU days ago it was returned to Mr. IS. by a v irian, a relative, who claimed the reward. I>-" fore the owner determined what course to J • sue in the matter, a Gentleman arrived in pur- t of the thief who had stolen the same h'-rsH him. Tim young rascal who stole Mr. fieac'j'io horse rode him a few miles west of tins c;t) and sold it for thirty-five dollars. On lu< " turn to Westmoreland, seeing the advert is-- merit offering the reward, he retraced hissi<|-. and stole tlie horse from the man to whoiiir sold it a few days before, delivered the awr to Mr. Beacom, and very coolly demanded n twenty dollars. We are sorry to add that I" ♦•scaped before an officer could be procureu. Jl A IS IS I I? l>: At Berrien Springs, Michigan, on the - nit., bv tlie Rev. Mr. Grainger, Miss Mint !• youngest daughter ol Maj. Henry Leader,' merl v of this place, to Air. Toi> ECLIOTT, South-Ben,!, Indiana. that we make the above announcement, " take ttiis opportunity to tendei our thanks the happv voting couple for the kind in vita to he present at the "marriage festival. have always had a desire to tie f ,!V > e MOLLIE'S wedding, and know of nothing could have afforded us more pleasure tha.. have been there to participate in the f>> • of the occasion. But, alas 1 for us, we be!- - that class of men usually denominated 'Prm>" • and of whom it is said to be uneonstif"^ 3 to enjoy any of the pleasures of this world learn, however, that the affair passed oii - fully, and much to the jov of the young I and GROOM. May they LIVE long toerrjov state of "double blessedness." I: - F ' "... In Schellsbiirg, on \Vedne*<fciy Morniae. " vy inst., by the Rev. T. K. Davis, Mi:. STATLER and Miss ANNIE F.. SNIVEI.Y. "Happy they ! the happiesr of their knr Whom geniler stars unite; and in one M " ,^ pt j," Their hearts, their fortunes and their being- On the l'ith inst., by the Ilev. H. Ileckei-n- AARON CHRISTMAS;. ol Cedar Co., SHARINK DKAP., of Juniatta 1 ownsbip, H" 0 On rbe same day, by the same. Mr. • ' TO Wis F.I-iz v A\PER-ON, all of Bedford to ftl