Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, April 27, 1855, Page 1

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated April 27, 1855 Page 1
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BY <*EO. W. ItOWIMY NEW SERIES. Scictt poet ft). FADELESS ISJ\ LOVING HEART. Sunny eves may Irwe their brightness, Nimble feet forget their lightness; Pearly teeth may know decay, Haven tresses turn to gray ; Cheek- he pale, and eyes bedim: Faint the voice, and weak the limb; But though youth and strength depart. Fadeless is a loving heart. Like the little mountain flower, Peeping forth in wintry hou--, When the summer's breath is fled. And the gaudier flowret's dead: 1.0, when outward charms are gone, brighter still doth blossom on, De-pite Time's destroying dart. The gentle, kindly, loving heart. Wealth and talents will avail. When on life's rough sea we sail; Vet, the wealth may melt like snow. And the wit no longer glow. Rut more smooth we'll find the sea. And our course the fairer be, If our pilot w hen we start Re a kindly loving heart. Ve in worldly wisdom old, Ye who bow the knee to gold— Doth this earth as lovely spern As it did in life's young dream; Kre the world had crusted o'er Fe-lings good and pure before— Kre ye -old at Mammon's mart The best yearning- of the heart ? (Irar.t me Heaven mv earnest prayer, U'herher life of ea-e or care He the one to me assigned. That each coming year may find Loving thought - and gentle words Twined within my bosom chords, And that age may but impart Riper trestines- to mv heart. Come not v/hen tlie Heart is Sad. _ I By Sidney Dyer. Oh enrne not when the heart is sad, And tear- snflii = e the eves. Nor when the shades ( ,f evening ret Upon the pensive skies: Choose not a dark and mournful time To visit graces where lie The forms of those beloved most, Whose spirits are on high : Hut come when mornipg snus aie bright, Amid the blush of -pring. When nature all is cheerfulness— Come when the birds all sing. Oh.come not at the gloomy hour. When night's dark shadows chill. And croaking birds are beard around, Or mournful whip-poor-will; Rnf when the lark is on the wing, To greet the opening morn. And beams of golden sunlight dance All o'er the waving corn; When ail i- joyous, peace, ami light, And sorrow thence is driven— Oh. visit in an hour like thi-. The grave of one in Heaven ! THE BEDFORD liIZETTE. - - lU'iitord. Airsl 27. 2 s.T.I, CL V7. Bowman, Editor and Proprietor. From the Pittsburg Union. NOVEL LEGISLATION. We saw it rated somew here, that the legislatnreof Massachusetts have pa-sed a law making jurors the judges of the law a- well asof the facts. Alter the' exploration of the nunnery by the sapient committee, ! xve would not be surprised to hear of the legislative body in question perpetrating any absurdity, howev- . er palpable. It is peihnps well tor the country, that j 1 -casionally a party recognizing no general principle ! oi action, pledged to no general ;>olicy, and bound to- i get her by no other tie than the possession of a com- , mnn intolerance, should become vested with the con- ! trol of the atT.nr-of state. Such a party is always ' sure to perpetrate some outrage on common sense or j < tceii.-y, which demonstrates to the world the neces sity of having such-in organization of political par- : tie-, that the profession of n part icidar creed w ill give j the voter some guaranty of the entire policy of the : man whom he ns- : sls to elevate to olfice. To illustrate what i verv ob-curely expressed, in the last election in Pennsylvania, there were manv men elected to the legislature on no other ground than their acceptability to a secret organization, ' '•vhich acknowledged no other criterion of fitness, 'ban ti.'e candidate's hostility to catholics and for eigners. On all other subjects they were as free as • mr. bound bv no pledges, under no obligation of ordi nary confidence, and committed to no definite formti ■ot principles. Their very first act- of legislation j astounded their constituents, and demonstrated the l necessity of a correct understanding between the vo- , ter ar.d the representative. It was then discovered, -it the tact ibar a man was opposed to loreigners, Aa ~ not alone such ar. infallible index of wisdom. ' "nat he could be tru-tedon all points beside. It was ■ i'nuid that be might profess hostility to catholics, j a|) d still be jo favor of all bank? —an advocate of rag currency, and willing to become tiie tool of corpo • a.ions; that he might also by every vote lie cast, ' '"-'p to ruin the credit of the State and drive it to re- ! P'iriiation. and that nothing laid down in the Know nothing tenets, could call in que-tion the propriety °f his cour-e. Know-Nothingism has all the faults, in this respect, n| any and all of the isms that have ever aspired to T "e po-ition of polit cai partie-. And beside these, , has many others inherent in its intolerant and pro- I •V'nptive nature. Ol such it is not our purpose now I 'v -peak. We merely wish to call attention to the j Udical defeat which must prove fatal, the want of a ' '-tkiet platform ot principles upon which a govern- , mens can be administered. Without this, it is idle ' talk of any body ot men, however numerous, con- ! routing a political party. One or two common 1 points ot faith, in matters totally foreign to the true ' Province of legislation, can never give that cohesive ' rce to the mass of the people which is essential to ' j '' P res ervatiori of a party as a unit. Opposition to j ' reigners, aside from rts injustice, is no more a sure ; end ol political adhesion than opposition to all men ' ... , , re fernis. A party based on such a platform , "mkinbtedlv haven large majority: but it *old probably be ascertained that all men who agreed matter of not Laving light hair, might still efts- I agree in questions of much more importance to the welfare ot the country. The ronte-t between the two celebrated parties of big ai d little Indian?, is as fair a .-atire on some of the issues of the present day, ;as it wa? agaiu-t tho-e at which it was so fatally aimed. A single session of a Legislature composed ot men who acknowledge no uniformity of political • principle, and who arealike only on a point which gives no guide to the administration either of State jor National affairs, expose? the weakness arid bar : rennes- of the organization, and we trust will bring the people back to the plain, common, old fashioned j te?l, to know lor what and for whom they are voting ! before they vote. No other system will suit a re ! public. A Know-Nothing Committee. j The following sketch of aK. X. Comniitlee is by one of their own organ?, the New York Tleratd : BUKUI-Aittotrs PROCKEDI.NOS OF THE MASSACHUSETTS LEGISUATCICE. — The whole evidence ha- been puh ! li-hed and it now stand? confessed to the world that a committee of the Legislature of Massachusetts i have violated the highe-t law - of the land by lorcing ; their way into a private seminary at Hoxbnry, and ! trampled under foot the rule- of decency by in-ultiiig the harmless, defenceless females whom they loumi i there. The Legislature had no right to appoint a committee toenfer any private dwelling house, wheth er used as a -choel or for any other purpose. Such ' au act wa- beyond their powers; and if the owner of j the seminary they entered had shot them dead on the threshold, the law would have held turn harmless. ! There was no danger of anything of the kind, the boit-e being occupied by ladies, and the committee j proceeded on their task fearles-ly. Having entered the building, they proceeded to j acts of blackguardi-m and indecency which the worst mob could hardly have exceeded. Some scattered and searched the private rooms of the institution, | leaving hut one linen closet which happened to be I locked unsearched. Others followed the Superior, ; (jiie-tioning her in a rude indelicate manner, arid be- I having as they might have done had the building I been an asylum for penitents instead of a private ' school. One brute forced himself into a bedroom where a poor sick gir! lay in bed, and approached j her -n eio-ely that "she felt hi? breath on her face." i Anoihei actually placed his hands on the per-on of a •ernale teacher, beveiai of the paity tliiu-t them ! selves into the chapel and bv their rude ureverent i language, frightened away a lady who was in prayer jat the time. And the men who did these things are j members of the Massachusetts Legislature! So far as these individual- themselve- are concern ed. ttie bare statement of their conduct is (t ore crusb , iitg than any epithets however severe or however I merited. But the American party ha? a duty to per form, which cannot be neglected. The .Massachn -ett- Know-Nothings mu-t purge themselves of the -ocietv ol such men a? lhe-e. The members of the order in the other State- can have I O communion i with individuals who break into houses, or insult de ; fenceless females; and if the Know Nothings in the ; Bay State do not cleanse their rank- by expelling 1 such agents of defilement, the order will cut itself adrift Irom the councils of Massachusetts. Ilonitiu TRAGKIJV. —A YOI .NI; FIEND. —On Saturday ' week. John A. Edwards, a lad aged Eileen, living in the family of his uncle, John VV. Hongerford, at Kiskatom, N*. Y., requested permi-siou of tiie wife of Mr. H. to use a double-barrelled gun, which was in the housr, tor the purpose ot seeking game. I'er- ; mi-sioii being granted, tie and bis tmcfe shortly after ' left the premi-es in different directions, when Ed ward? soon returned and commenced breaking open ! all the draweig and chest-, in which he supposed j there were two hundred dollar.-, which Mr. Hunger -1 foid had received a few days previous. Not finding i the money, he loaded the gun with s|ug. and shot, ! and deliberately fired the contents of one of the bar j rels into the breast of his uncle, who, by tins time, i had reached the hou-e. Ilungeiford fell, pleading tor j life, when the li'tle fiend again, presented the gun | and soaped ir. Mr. 11. partially recovered and tied, pur-ned by Edwards, who again fired with tatal ei t'ecf. He then returned to the house, placed the gun ! in its n-ual place, and escaped Irom the bloody scene, 1 but was soon alter arrested. Little hope- are enter tained of Hungerford's recovery, as Several -lug- en tered hi.- lung?. j AsToxirifftfur; ELOPEMENT.— The Cincinnati j Commercial of the 11th instant furnishes the ; following particulars of one of the most extraor i dinary rases of elopement we have ever seen I recorded : "One day last week a woman named Sulser eloped from in r husband's residence in Morgan township, Butler county, Ohio, with a young schoolmaster named lb a.-e, who had been teach i er during the winter in the vicinity, arui fcoard .ml at Sulser's house. The infatuated woman j had lived happily with her husband for near twenty yars, arid was by him the mother of ! seven interesting children. Site took with her 1 her youngest child, an infant, (leaving six with : her husband,) and about five thousand in cash I and negotiable notes. She was the daughter of j a wealthy old farmer, uho died about a year | ago, leaving a very handsome properly to her. : The notes she took with her were given by the j purchaser of a portion of the iatui inherited from her lather, and were drawn in frnor of her ; and her husband. On the day after her flight, , one of her brothers, who was sick in her house, : died, and it is presumed that the sudden and j strange disappearance of his sister ritav have ! given the shock that proved fatal.' The hus band of the guiltv fugitive was in the city yes terday, searching lor a due to the whereabouts iof the wretched pair who have robbed him.ofr , hi? peace. He is almost cra/.ed with grief, in jriignalion and shame, and is of the opinion that : the flight has been in the direction of N. York. , It is feared that Pease had some of the notes , , cashed in thi? city, hut the fact has not been as certained. This is one of the mot remarkable .cases of elopement of which we have ever j heard. It seems wholly unaccountable, vet diie human heart is deceitful above ail things, and desperately wicked,' At hon.e she was in very comfortable circumstances. Her bus- i : band had just finished a commodious and efegant I j new house, and the eldest of her children was a j daughter fourteen years of age. A more inter i esting and happy family than the one now dis j honored and broken was a fortnight ago would be hard to find." Qy Near E ! leston, Madison county, Ky., on the 17th irist., a number ofvoung men were as- . ! sembled at the house of a neighbor, all of whom , were friends. There was but one pistol in the [company, and that was in the hands of Mr. R. . ;C. Covington, who determined to shoot it otf, that no damage might be done. In placing the cap upon the tube, the contents were accident-, all v discbarged r and a young man by the name, j of Riley was instantly killed. BEDFORD, PA. FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL :27, 1855. Cram the. Cincinnati Catholic Telegraph. Correspondence Between a Protestant Young .Man and a Catholic Young Lady who were engaged to be .Married, but quarreled about their Reli gion. The Catholic Telegraph is permitted to ptlb !ish the following letters, "with the consent of the young lady interested." The lady was edu cated at an Ursulihe Convent, and the marriage adjourned by the annexed documents, was to have taken place on New Tear's day : —, Dec. 1, 18:')+. DEAREST : The mutual regard which f am so happy to know exists between us, and the exchange of sacred vows which I ardently expect will be the result before Inns;, give me courage to consult with von on a subject which is of the first importance, and one which my re latives are pressing on my attention. Amongst the obstacles to happiness, there are none so likely to produce discontent as a want of union in religions sentiment. Jf we otfer-otlr devo tions at the same altar in religion, as well as love, you must he aware, dear , that it will ce ment, in a wonderful degree, our hearts. Do you think, then, that YOU could worship with rne in the Presbyterian oranv Protestant Church ? fu bur happy countrv all religions are alike, and your good sense must assure you that forms of l oth are of small importance, provided our lives be virtuous. Moreover, dearest, we must not overlook, in marriage, those less sentimen tal, but more solid considerations, which haw reference to the prosperous condition "t worldly comfort and respectability. There is, as yob are aware, a Very deep rooted antipathy to the faith in which, ithout :inv fault of fours, you have been educated, and it would seriously interfere with wv successful pursuit of business were T fo contract so close an intimacy with a person professing Roman Catholicism. Should vou resolve, however, as 1 have no doubt you will, to worship the same God only in another Church, we will both arqmfea sym pathy and regard, the consequences of which will he truly desirable and most propitious to our welfare, 1 know that, in a matter like this, you will wish to consult your friends, though their consent, you know, is not at all impera tive ; yet in order that you may do so with lree dom, I give vou mv full consent to make known my sentiments privately or publicly, as you mav think proper. Though you may call this a business letter—it is so different from our usu al correspondence—and laugh at my seriousness, yet I shall expect your answer with great ietv.--io the meantime mv heart is ever yfttfrs, and your image is daguerreotvped upon it in delibly by low's own warm smiles, and with bis fidelity to the original. Relieve me, dearest ,to be ever yours, in life and death. Dean : I received your letter just ten minutes since, anil mv judgment tells rr.e to an swer at once, without anv consultation, because none is needed. When vou asked me to give you my heart and its affections, I consented, be cause 1 admired and respected and loved you : but I did not at the same time agree to surren der to you my soul and its eternal hopes. Mad you asked me to make such a sacrifice as that, I would have refused not o.oiv to vou but an archangel, could any such bright spirit propound a like question to me. Remember, dear , that religion with us Catholic-sis nut an opinion at a!!—it is far more, evert, than a logical con viction : it is faith, which is grand and powei tu 1 in proportion to the divinity in which it trusts. Such is my idea of faith, but Jdo not pretend to be a theologian. Mow, dearest , I c mid not, without a horrible contempt for my self, surrender God to win a husband, even as accomplished as vou, and the oo'v one to whom I have plighted yows of love. I would be guil ty of an enormous crime if 1 were even to pre tend to a conversion irr which inv understanding and heart had no part. Every idea of honor which I have learned forbids such a prostration of my character. You could not even respect me yourself, could 1 be so easily induced to de sert my hopes of heaven. Could Ibe faithless to God and faithful to man ? I that you did not agree with n:e in mv religious sentiments, but I never thought of requiring from you such a heavy obligation as you would impose on ir.e. But I must argue the question with you : for though you are a lawyer, I am not aliaid of entering into a little controversy with you ; so now, look grave, for I am going to lecture you. You say, (fear , that "in our happy coun try all religions are alike." Well, granted : why then can't you telinquish yours and join mine? Wouldn't that he as reasonable as lor me to relinquish mine and profess yours! But you place it on the ground of expediency—on the unpopularity at our church. Well, you need not change yours ; you would do wrong to abandon your creed and unite with mine, unless you firmly believe in it. As for the smiles of worldly prosperity, though I would not uselessly disregard them, yet a true-born American, with a proper estimate of her honor, would prefer the rags of povertv, sooner than clothe with silks a dishonored and violated con science. Your own good sense and enlightened mind will convince you, clear , that I am

right: arid lam confident your reply, which I will expect with anxiety, as you do this, will remove this thin mist fiom the bright eyes of love, whose light 1 hope will ever beam gra ciously in our Jives. DEAR Miss , I most candidiy acknowl edge that your letter has greatly disappointed me. I thought that your superior intelligence had risen above all those antique and musty opinions, whose proper period was the middle ages and their proper locality in Spain. I have Freedom of Thought and Opinion. now and then observed among Catholics, edu-| cated like yourself, a strange fashion of ascend- 1 ing above the realities of life on the airy pin ion!; of what you call faith. Hut such theories do not advance a professional man—do not root a house, or supply the necessities, much less the elegancies, ola home. I thought on this account that you would readily enter into my views, but you refuse to do so. Well, I will { abandon ray request. lam too much devoted ■ to you to allow even a difference like this, seri . ous and important as it is, to weaken the love ; ( which unites our hearts. You ladies, and you ! are the very first ahiongst them all, dear , contrive occasionally to introduce such exalted i notions into your beautj/ul heads, that to re ■ move them would be as easy as to attempt to i chain the zephyrs, or rob the viqlet of its per- 1 fume. Well, tften. in conclusion, I must in ■ form you that I have read your fetter to the family. It would be improper to deceive you on the subject of my parents' opinions. Their attachment fo the Presbyterian faith is great ; . and the idea of a union with a Catholic, even with you, whom they know so well, and hi-rh iy respect, darkens their countenances, and dis tresses me very much. They have, however, renewed their consent, but thev require us to 1 he married by a Presbyterian clergyman. This, dear . I agree with them in asking as a right, because it is a duty 1 own them not to distr e.-s their In aits nor do violence to their re- • ligicus principles, by permitting th ministry of a Catholic clergyman. As your church, dear you can have no objection to litis arrangement,' which will unite u.- never again to part in life. Understand, dearest, that I am compelled to consider the ministry of the Protestant clergy man on! ./ indispensable to our union. A our devoted DEAR SIR : J shall no! ask vou to "do any violence to the religious principles ol your pa rent*," nor will J consent to have anv offeied fo mine. When I consented to marry you, I was not aware that your lather and mother, with "their religious principles,'' were includ-, ed in the agreement. The care which you j have nof to offend vour parents,—cannot be greater than that which I must-observe not to offend God. The tone of your letter betrays tiie spirit of your love. It is not a rosy spirit, as poets and lovers have described it, tut a spirit hedged 1 around with thorns. I think sir. as lam still free, I had better remain so. You will find jtsome one who will readily consent not to "do Crei'rfenet* to the religious principle 1 * 1 of tmir pa rents." If I < on-en!t>d, sir, to ha slave before marriage, hv surrendering my rights of con science, T fee! quite satisfied that I would de serve to be something worse than a slave afte,- marriage. T bad little thought that this would be the finale of so many pleasant days, words i and letter?. Jf von should feel it as much a? I do, (for I ran* not to conceal mv emotions.) you ' can have recourse to that world which vou fear! so much for consolation. As for me, 1 will try j to 1 isrget a love which was so unworthy that it refused to be appeased except by the sacrificed! 'honor and conscience. No more Irom Y ruts, 5-c., FATAI. ACCIDENT ON THE PENNSYLVANIA RAIL- ; ROAD. —()rt Tuesday an accident occurred a! . SmwnerbiJl, ten miles east of Johnstown, oti the Pennsylvania railroad, which resulted in the < death ola man named Maguire. Maguire and another man were crossing the bridge at that place when the express train hove in view.. His companion tan and reached the abutment of trie bridge in safety, but Maguire, alter escaping j the engine and tender, was sttuck about the ! shoulders bv the corner of the baggage car. So violent was til" shock that several persons who i witnessed the frightful scene say that he was, taisei! several feet in the air, and thiown an in credible distance. Ife was awfullv shattered about the shoulders and breast, and received terrible injuries on the head in bis fall upon the rails. Notwithstanding the horrible manner in which he was iniured, he snrvivfd several hours. We did not learn whether lie had a family, or, where he resided.— Pittsburg Imion. j MAX KILLED ON THI: RAILROAD. —At quarter after twelve o'clock Wednesday, Jas. P. Ritchie, a brakesman on one of the freight trains of the Ohio and Pennsylvania Railroad, was in- • stantlv killed at Enon Valley,by the train run-j ning over him. Two of the cats were to fie left at Enon Valley, and he was on one that had no platform ladder, and in attempt ing to crawl down for the purpose of pulling ont the bolster pin, he fell under the train. He was dragged about, twenty feet, and when the cars were stopped, it was found that his legs were severed from his j bodv. He was quite dead. His body was j brought to Allegheny city at twelve o'clock Wednesday night and conveyed to the residence j of his family, in the second Ward, and was hu- j ried yesterdav. He leaves aw ile and three j children, who are in rather indigent circumstan ces.— Pittsburg Union. MACHINE TO RECORD THE BEATING OF THE J PI LSE. — Prof. Bierodt has been exhibiting a ma- ' chine at Frankfort, Germany, to record on pa-j per the heating of the pulse. The arm of the patient is placed in a longitudinal cradle, and screwed down sufficiently to keep it steady. A ! small erection on one side holds a sort ol level worked on a hinge, at the end of which a pencil is inserted, the [joint of which lt3s been dipped in India Ink. This goes into a cylinder upon which paper has been stretched. The lever rests upon the pulse, and-at every moment record the action upon the paper. Jf the pulse is steady • a regular zig-zag line is drawn on th<- paper, > hut in cases where the pulse is rapiil and jerk ing the line goes tip and down, making long j and uneven narks.—Scientific. hufrienn. A WARNING. History is full of instructions as to the machi nations of secret parties. Secrect combinations should always be viewed with jealousy and dis trust. The destruction of Troy is a faithluf il lustration of treachery and deceit under the mask of friendship and secrecy, and should be an impressive warning to the Democratic par ty. Of ail the wars of the ancients, that one in which Troy was engaged, is the most con spicuous. The city stood out for fen years a ' gainst the most powerful invasions of which the j historic page gives any account, and wouid un doubtly have fieeu successful but for the strate gy of the enemy. It is said that ail at once the Greeks retired from the walls of the city, as if j having given up the siege, and disappeared from the sight of the Tiojans. Before retiring, how ever, the Greeks constructed a tremendous ; wooden horse, filled it with armed men, and placed it helore the gate,? of the magnificent ci ty. The Trojans came out and admired its tremendous proportions, and insisted upon car rying it within the walls of the city. They were warned of the danger, but the " Grecian horse " was admitted, and at night armed men ; sprung from its capacious recess* s, the gates were thrown open, and Trov was laid in ashes . and numbered among the things that were. A distinguished writer hasxfeciared that "his tory is philosophy teaching by example," and the impressive lesson taught bv the destruction of Tioy, should be heeded by the patriotic and virtuous of the country. The secret cabalistic otder that has recently strutted upon the stage of action, presents a parallel only to the vicious actions and principles of the hired assassins of Ror.ESfiEßitE ar.d MUI:AT. The Jacobinical cluh of France started out to exterminate the Catholic church and feudal despotism, and when it had finished its work, it left France a land of infidels, and under the dominion of the basest passions of the human sctd. The reader of history cannot /ail to see tiie striking similar i ty between Jacobinism ar.d Know-Nothingism. Its bigotry and intolerance. Spain and Italy also organizations are exact patterns, and the ob jects, rise up as living monmuments of the blighting influence of secret political tyranny and religious intolerance. The turnpike road of all history is paved with the remnants of de parted republics and extinguished nationalities of modern Europe, that have passed away "like the basefess labric of a \ ision," before the retrib utive justice of Him who hath said, "that pride goeth before destruction, and th.e rod is surely smitten in the hands ol the oppressor." Know-Nothingism, alias Whiggerv, is now attempting that by strategy, fraud and decepY lion, which it has failed to do by honorable ' means. The verv fact that a combination of men can be formed in a free government setting in secret conclave and conspiring againt the rights and liberties of a tree people, is sufficient evidence of its dangerous tendency and alarm ing consequences, and should convince all "that eternal vigilance is tire price of liberty." An oligarchy as despotic and vicious as ever ruled the most depraved nations of the world, is now established within the United States, and those who join it are mere vassals In infamous tyrants, being bound hands and feet by wicked and sa crilegious oaths. What a spactacle in a fre government ! Democrats, remember the '-Gre cian Horse."— Harrisburg Union. Tin: MAY Liti:\se bill. The new License Li I! passed the Senate with amendments, on Tuesday of last week, and on Wednesday the House whipped the amend ments through under the gag and passed the bill finally. Having been signed by the Gov ernor, it will, therefore, be the law ofthe State on and after the first day of October next. Un der this law, "the keeper of anv hotel, inn, tavern, restaurant, ?ating-bouse. ovster-house or i t ]lar, theatre or other places of entertainment or amusement" are expressly forbidden to sell vinous, spirituous, malt or brewed liquors under severe penalties, and cannot under any circum stances receive a license to do so. The right to sell liquors is entirely taken nut of their hands, and given to men in other pursuits. I'ejsons desiring to sell liquois under this law , must first advertise their petitions in at feast one newspaper published in the proper county, setting forth on the testimony of twelve, lawful citizens, that they are citizens ofthe United State? : (we believe that the law is nof positive in its requirements that they shall have seen "Sam") ol temperate habits and good re pute for honesty : they shall give bonds in the sum of one thousand dollars "conditioned for the faithful observance of all the laws of this Commonwealth relating to businrss-trfi vending such liquors." The bond having been approv ed by the Court and the license granted, then, —after having posted their licenses, framed un der glass, in their chief place of making sales, —be allowed to sell liquors in quantities not less than one quart, by paying three times the present rates of license annually : but they shall not, under any circumstances, "voluntari ly a/ford a place or any other convenience or inducement" for drinking the same on their premises under a penalty of fine and imprison ment. And two or more persons conspiring to gether—the one to sell the liquor and the others to furnish a place or conveniences for drinking it, shall also be punished as before slated. It is the duty of everv Constable to make return at everv term ofthe sessions, under oath, of <-ve ry violation ot the provisions of this law ; and it is made the especial duty ofthe judges to see that the return is faithfully made." And if any Constable is informed of any person viola ting the provisions of this act, and he fails to make a return of the same, "he shall he deem ed guitv ot a misdemeanor," and upon convic tion shall hp fined not exceeding fiftv dollars and imprisoned from one to three months. All licenses already granted hv the courts extending to a period beyond the first of Octo ber next, ?ro not affected hv this act : but all licenses granted after Ihistitw shali extend on- TERMS, 82 PIC It YEAR. VOL XXIII, NO. 37. Jy Jo the time when the new law goes intooj eratiun. By this arrangement, in many coun ties we shall have the new law in operation, while perhaps in adjoining counties the present license system will continue for a year. In Franklin county, for instance, most of the li censes for the year were granted last week, be fore the new law had been passed and approved by the Executive, and they will of course re main una (Feted by the new order of things un til the Spring of 1856 ; but in such counties as have their Spring teims in May, the licenses granted at those terms will come under the new law and expire on the first of October next.— This law is an experiment, and, we believe, a hazardous one.— Chambensbttrg Whig. Important Correction. The Harrisburg Herald calls attention to an important proviso in the new license bill that was omitted in the first publication of the law at Harrisburg, andgenerally throughout the State. It was added to the bill as an amedment in the Senate, and is in these words : "Provided further —That so much of anv act or acts of Assembly, as require a license from a city or county Treasurer to authorize the sale of spintuou ■>, vinous or mult liquors, he and the. same is hereby repealed." 1 This clause refers to the licenses for restau rants, eating and oyster-houses and gcceriessel ling by the quart, and unconditionally repeals Treasurer's licenses. As they are invariably, we believe, granted about the first of May, none but tavern-keepers will be permitted to sell un der the old law until October next, or until their licenses expite. Proprietors of eating-houses, groceries, &.C., cannot procure license until Oc tober, as has generally been supposed : and all those taken out or to tak' j effect, since the pas sage of tiie new bill, are necessarily null and void. £2car Slale Legislature. We make the following extract from the correspondence of the Chambersburg Ji hig, dat ed Harrisburg, April 17, 1855: > Well, let me at the Legislature again. I move to amend my remarks in las' week's paper in reference to the House, so as to include the Sen ate in the general bill, as special accusations would 1 e exceedingly out of place just at this time. Its leading efforts of this week were to pass the License law by a majority of one vote, with four dodgers, apd the Harrisburg Commer cial Lank bill, which is just about as badly need ed as five handles to a jug. Next week they will probably pass a bill for the suppression of dog-day fiies and Irishmen, and the Week fol lowing, the appropriation bill may ccme lip, (provided it ever gets in favor of the Speaker ot lire House) and if it only increases the pay of legislators to SSOO per session, it will doubtless pass alter the usual professions of patriotism and self-sacrifice lor the public, good. The House concurred in the Senate amend ments to the License Bill on Wednesday und< r the keen whip 3nd spur of the Speaker. He was bound that it should not be strangled in any way, as it is his chief stock in trade tor future greatness, and when a perfect mob rose simul taneously to get tile first lick in the fight after the bill tame up, of course the lather of the bill v. as decided to be a I: tile ahead ol every body else, and the motion to concur was got before the House. Then follow ed a scene something after the fashion ola free dog fight, m which every man had to bark a little to suslain bis de putation and manifist the interest lie felt in the public welfare. Exactly twenty-seven yelled at once, Mr. Speaker! Mr. Speaker!— Mr. Speak-er /—Mr. S-p-e-a-k-E-R ! Here was des tiny itself all rolled up in a little moment. If the Speaker should happen to recognize a mem ber who would move to amend, the bill was probably lost —if he should give the floor to a man who wished to call the previcus question, it was safe. Just think of the agony of the moment ! Juleps, smashes, slings, cock-taii>, punches, raw-grogs, treats all round, general and special smiles, and all that sort ot mundane felicities, hanging on a nod— peihaps upon a slant of the eye, or, should the Speaker not wink with both eyes at once, it may be that ali liquordom was hanging on the odd side. But the previous question man was given the floor, and the fiat of fate had come down—the bill was out of danger—jugs were up and tumblers down! And so, after a small riot in wbich many valuable words were lost and the Speaker disregarded and insulted, the bill was finally earned by a large majority. TEKEIBLE SUFFERING AND DEATH. — Kazzard's Gazette published at Charlestow n. Prince Ed ward's Island, gives an account ot the sufferings of crew and passengers ol one of the mail boats in attempting to cros the Straits of Northum berland, a fr-w weeks ago. The ice boat con tained a crew of lour men and three passengers. For three davs the party were exposed to a SF vere storm, without any other food than a span iel dog, belonging to one of the passengers, which they kilied, drank its blood and ate the flesh raw. Cnje ol the passengers died from exhaustion, and the others were in a pNushing condition when assistance reached them. The young man who perished was James Henrv Hazzard, a student in the Medical College at tached to Harvard University, and well known in Boston and Cambridge. He WHS eighteen years of age, and had the reputation ol being a young man of rare promise. DANGEROUS COUNTERFEIT. —We were on Sat urday shown a SSO note on the Exchange Bank of this city, altered from a $lO. A number of these are said to be in circulation in our midst. The one we examined was exceedingly well ex ecuted, and calculated to deceive the most wary persons.— Pitts• U.nion. n i n