Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, 4 Mayıs 1855, Page 3

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated 4 Mayıs 1855 Page 3
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Tlir of Betia*lopol. Tcrri'M B " Ulc on ihr 22,1 °f March. J .tier from Camp before Sebaslop.d, March 22, in the London. Times. For the last half hour—it is now 10.4 V, P.M. f ur jngs fight has been laging all along our t jo a person standing on Cathcast's Hill, i. front ofthe Fourth Division, the whole of the Russian lines are revealed in successive glimpses , . bursts of red flame, and the bright star-like 'lashes of musketry tu inkling all over the black \naiise between us and the town, for three or tbur miles in length, show that a fierce contest is m . before the trenches ofthe allies. Shells— each"marked by a distinctive point of tire where ihe fuse is burning—describe their terrible cur vesin the air, and seem to mingle with the stars ; - - I fiery rockets, with long tails of drooping sparks, rush like comets through the air. Above ill (lie pale crescent moon is shining from a deep blu'eskv convered with the constellations of hea ven. The roar ot the cannon, the hissing of the shells, the intermittent growl ofthe musk ,-Irv the wild scream of the rockets, and the whizzing of the round shot, lorrn a horrid con cert. " Jt is curious to note the eagerness ot the men, on such occasions : they swarm out of their tents futhe lines in front, and watch the progress of the fi J ht as far as they can make it out, with the deepest interest, and their whispered comments are most amuaing—"That's a lively shell from the French." "Moss-to is getting bis bellyful." -•I wish they'd let us go at that, and we'd not waste so much powder," See. The Hashes of the cannon mark pretty distinctly the flowings and . hbings ofthe tide of war. Jf the Russian guns re thundering away, we may be sure their men are falling back. If our guns are more brisk !y , -rved than usual, we are either covering an at tack on the pits or are protecting the withdrawal ~l 't he allies. Most of the generals, on nights like these, come out to the Iront and watch the fight, ami the officers lorrn in little groups on all the elevated knolls before the camps. I iiavejnst returned to the hut in which I am )origin". It is now 1 1. lf>, P. M., but the con flict is still going on. No one knows what it is about. To-morrow I hope to he able to learn sum-thing al>out it, but the difficulty of ascer taining the particulars of attacks like these is utterly incredible. Even the stall officers—even the generals therr.- s-|ws —seldom know anything respecting the proceedings of our allies till a day after thev have taken place, and a bystander hear* with -nrprise warm controversies among military men as to the direction in which a shell is coming at night, and as to the battery whether French or English —from which it has been sent. It strikes in-at present that the Fietich have been (breed in leave the pits for the time. The regiments in front of our divisions are generally kept in readiness to turn out whenever we have affairs of this kind, and if the event seems uncertain, two or three in each division are turned out un- tier arii --. The cannonade has now (11.30) nearly ceased altogether, but the musketry is very sharp and heavy. The Third Division, and the biigades of the Light Division, and of the Second Division riot ori dutv, are in readi ness to turn out. There is now (12 midnigh') a very hard fight going oil in front of us.— The generals of divisions are all oil the alert. The French on our right are drumming ami trumpeting vigorously. |Letter from before Sehnstopol, March2>3, in Lon don Times.} We know the particulars of the fight. Be tween Hand 12 o'clock last night columns of Russian infantry came suddenly upon the men in our advanced trenches, and rushed in upon them on the right with the bayonet before we were quite prepared to receive them. When they were first discerned th-v were close at hand, and on being challenged, they replied with the universal shippoleth, "Bono Franciz." In another moment they were bayoneting our men, who had batelv time to snatch their arms ami defend themselves. Taken at a great dis advantage, and pressed hv superior numbers, our men met the assault with undaunted courage, and drove (he Russians out at the point of the bayonet after a smart fire. The Russians, pur sued by our shot, retiieil under cover of the but teries. the alfack seems to have been general along the line. At half past N o'clock last night the rrench batteries began to she!! the town, while 'tieir rockets were poured yverv five minutes iri streams into the place. At Iff o'clock our sen tries in advance of Chapman's attack gave notice 'hat the Russians were assembling in force in front of the works. The 20th, 2lst, and 37th regiments were in the trenches on the left attack, and they were, to a certain extent, prepared for ice assault of the enemy. About the same time 'he trench on the right of our right attack, which is separated from the left attack by a deep ravin-, were assailed bv masses of the enemy, ds our allies were hard pressed, orders were given to advance the troops in a portion of the 'renches, consisting of a part of (lie Light Di- won, to their support. On the left attack the Russians, advancing with impetuosity through j a weak part of the defence, turned thethird par- ! a 'lel, and took it in reveise. They killed and bounded some of our men and had advanced to tlie second parallel, when our covering party : mid the men in the trenches of the batteries came ; ••own upon them and drove them over the works, •o'er a sharp conflict. The 20th regiment lost - men killed, (57 wounded badly, and 3 missing, j ' he 37th lost 3 killed, 4- wounded, and IS mis- M,| g- Ihe2lst lost 3 killed, 5 wounded and one missing. ' Tripseare the return; so far as I ran ascertain " H truth at ari early hour this morning, but 13 probable that some of tlie missing men will J! " up, as these regiments have not come out of bietrenches. On the right the attack was more wus and sudden. Our men had been ordered eat to the suppuit of the French from one part of 'eir lines; and while they were away, the Rus -1 , :s oanne up to the flank of the works and ''"k them in the reverse, so that they had to ! ' - their way hack to get to their position. The --e. ,a:ii cifil 7th Fu si leers had to run the gauntlet '■ a arge body ofthe enemy, whom thev drove j ■ackrt l<: fourr'ielfe. One brave young fellow, r '"i |"' aVt * n dish Browne, of the 7th, was p.'? ' w "°°r three musket halls passed through "ay. The 34th regiment had an enormous ' contend against . and as their brave Col -1 Kelly was leading them on, he was shot an and carried off by the enemy. His dead ) was found outside the trenches this morn- j 77th behaved most gallantly, and ' •• '"ta proved themselves worthy of their po- '' the glorious old Light Division. In y' " "' s t °f the fight Major Gordon, ol the Royal • Li.leers, displayed the cool courage and pres '! mind which never forsake him. With a lillle switch in his hand, li> encouraged (he men to <!-■/•-•nfl the trenches, an J, standing up on the top ot the parapet, all unarmed as he was, he hurled down stones on the Russians. He was struck by a ball, which passed through the lower part of his arm, and at the same time he received a liullet through the shoulder. We are all rejoiced that he is not dangerously woun ded, and that'the army wiil not long be deprived of his services. After an hour's fight the enemy were driven hack, but we have to deplore the loss of the following officers, killed, wounded or missing : —Col. Kellv, 31-th Regiment, killed ; Lieut. Jordan, 97th Regiment, killed: Capt. Cavendish Browne, 7th, killed : Lieut. Vicars, 97th Regiment, wounded; Capt. Montague, Royal En gineers, missing : and Major Gordon, Royal h Engineers, wounded. Two Greek or Albanian chiefs, in full cos tume, who seem to have led on the Russians last night, were among the killed. The town was set on fire about 1 o'clock this morning in two places towards the west; a part of it—at lead one large house—was burning till li! o'clock to- J day. Lord Raglan visited Sir John Campbell, ; and afterwards went through tile trenches.— The fire was very slack to-day on both sides. This moment, 12 o'clock, (night,) while I was sitting in an officer's tent of the first battalion, rifle brigade, orders catn tor Brigadier Gen eral Garrett's brigade to turn out. The rifle bri gade under Lieutenant-Colonel Norcott was un der arms in a few minutes, and ha* just matched over towards the Woronzotf road. The fiSlii regiment and the 4Uth_regiment have followed them, and I have returned to write my letter. There is a good deal of firing along the front, and there has been one sharp brush between the French and Russians on tiie right, but as yet there s-ems no cause for this unusual movement. The men were turned out quietly without hugle, and were ordered to march without noise. The French have s.-ot about ">,OOO men into the trenches on the right to-night The uumher of guns now in position in our ; hattejies is so large,and the stores of ammunition 1 ready to open tin* fire upon Sebastopol so enor mous, that a very large force is required at all ; hours to protect these extensive preparations from the sallies of the enemy. In fact, onr own siege material is now one of the incumbrances which clog the operations of the allied armies, and before any other course of action can he at tempted, the engineers must have tried tfie full effect of those vast engines which they have had at last directed against tire place. The am munition, solid .-hot, hollow shot and rockets, j must he spent, for thev can neither he brought , hack into store nor left w here they are. The heavy iron guns will he worn out and compara tively worthless when they have discharged their three hundred or four hundred rounds each of these enormous projectiles. Should the effect ' of this tremendous' fire answer the expectations which the assurances of the engineers would lead us to entertain, it may be followed bv the fall of tlie place : but at artv rate the experiment must now he tried, and we must await the result. Attempted Seicide or a Gamrekr i.v New York City— Lassoe §IOO,OO0 —F.IRO Banks. —A,wealthy gentleman named Bailee, from Maryland arrived here some'two weeks ago up on a v isit to his friends, and became a guest of Carlton House. lie fell into the habit of \ isit ing the gambling establishment of Broadway, and became at Faro a "despeiate lietter." On sortie occasions the sharpers would play the game in such a manner as to let th" intended j victim trrVi four or five hundred dollars. When satisfied that their customer was fit to he plucked, operations commenced in earnest. He often risked on "one turn" several five hundred dol lar "chips," amounting in the aggregate to some 53,000 oi $ 1,000 bv the mere drawing of one card from a little tin box in the hands of the "d- aler." In this way the poor man persisted, ; until he was fleeced, at Inst, of nearly every dollar he possessed. We have been assured that his loss will prnhablv exceed one hundred thou sand dollars—all in the short space of a week or ten days. During the past fortv-eight hours Mr. B. 1 has been in a staterif great excitement, lie be came quite uncotis'cioiis on Saturday and made his way to the house of Cinderella Marshall, in \ Leonard street, where lie was cared for. At S o'clock in the evening he was much worse, in deed crazy at intervals. A messenger was dis patched by the landlady (or a doctor, hut before his arrival Mr. Bailee attempted to destroy him self hv swallowing six ounces of laudanum from a bottle, which he carried in his pocket. The attendance of Dr. Clark, Dr. Bradshaw and Dr. Bacon was forthwith procured. The stomach : pump was used freely, and every effort was made to arouse him, not unsuccessfully. Last | evening Mr. B. was lying very weak, hut the ' physicians we rent the unanimous opinion that j he would survive. Lost in the Moods. On the 24th of March last, a man hv the name of Zachariah Brotzman, residing in Ham ilton township, Monroe County, left home to visit his son-in-law at Hezel Greek, near White Haven. When he left home he took with him a piece of bread, a pickle, and a few apples.— He reached Hickory Run just hpfbre night.— Here he had to cross a woods about four miles in length, in order to reach the State Road that leads from White Haven to John Merwine's tavern. Tn this woods he lost his way, and wandered about one hundred hours. The wea ther was extremely cold, and the ground cov ered with snow. He eventually reached the residence of Mr. Jacob Crouze, on Pool 3. He was unable at first to make known his situation to the family, being stiffened with the cold, and prostrated from so long continued wandering and privation. His feet, hands and eais were badly frozen, but we are informed that he will suffer no other injury than the loss of some of his toes. He is about fifty years of age, and is represented as a man of strictiv temperate hab its. To thi-j latter fact may he attributed his miraculous escape from perishing.— Carbon De mocrat. Timer: MH.L TAX. —The Senate, on Friday, says Hie Harrisbnrg Pnfriof, passed an act re pealing the three mill tax, paid bv the Penn sylvania Railroad on rnal and lumber. This is an ominous measure, the end of which is not yet. If the act becomes a law, (and we are in clined to think it will) it will deprive the com monwealth of considerable revenue, besides rendering the State works less productive.— What is lost to the people, however, is gained by a corporation, or rather, by some of the offi cers of the company, and a few of their ad juncts.—This is the entering wedge to the en tire repeal of the tonnage tax, and the sacrifice of the Public Works. The next act, we pre sume, will be a repeal of the Constitution. CORA AM) (OB MEAL. The grinding of corn and c6bs together which we have heard ridiculed very much bv some, formerly, HAS now become an every day OCCUP letice, farmers being convinced that the cob contains too much nutriment to be thrown l away. Our experience heretofore in regard to its use is this; that those animals that chew the cud it is a most excellent provender, but for those that do not it is nut so valuable. Thus, for oxen, cow and sheep, it is a capilal feed. These an imals, after what they swallow in t4w tcarm called the first stomach or paunch, have the faculty of throwing it up again in small portions called cud, and chewing it over in a leisurely manner until it is ground very fine, and then alter be ing thus thoroughly mingled with the i the saliva, swallowing it again into another sto mach, where all its nutritive matter is extract ed by the proper organs located for that pur pose. The horse and the hog having no such or gans to re-chew, do not derive so much benefit from the ground cob, as the animals aboVe nam- Hens derive more benefit from corn mid cob meal, than they do from meal alone. In fowls of this class there is an apj-aratus analagous to animals that chew the cud. Fist they take dry food into their crops, here it becomes soaked as if it were in a warm vat, from this it passes into the gizzard, which, furnished with grav.-l stones, acts the part of grinding fine, by aid of the strong muscles of that organ, whatever passes into it. Here the [•articles ot the cob meal,thot'iHighly pulverized and mingled with thegastric juices, become dis solved, ami firm nutrition for the body. \W (jo not mean tosav that corn and cob meal is not good provender for horses and hogs, but that they do not derive so much benefit from pound lor pound, or bushel for bushel, as oxen, cows, &.C., do.— .Maine Farmer. Best Method of Plowing. Good Plowing is one of the first requisites of good tillage, and five old adage is correct "plow deep while sluggard sleeps." But the art of plowing is not sb easy, as many have supposed. It requires long practice, a true eye, and a steaify hand : the first, that the furrow may he cut true and even: the last the plow may not swerve from side to <i.le, with an occasional slip out making what is called a balk. In plowing heavy soils, we would say, that in practice, we have iinuid it best to plow in lands or beds of from eight to twelvs paces in width. By this method, we have the so-called land furrows as drains to carry off the superflu ous water. In plowing sandy or light soi!s, perhaps the best way is to commence in the middle of the field, bv plowing three or four rods square, and then plowing around it, turn ing to the right with aright hand plow, or to the left with a left hand one as the case may he. By so doing, you will not trea 1 down the newly plowed land. By plowing light soils in the above manner, you will have the surface even, with no waste land, or land furrows, as in heavy soils. NVver plow heavy, or clay soils when wet, as it is labor in vain. Better let your team be idle. There will he nothing lost, fur, if you sow or plant in the mud, you need not expect a crop. V\ atch your time, be ready, and the moment that your land is dry, in with your oats, corn and potatoes. Pay no attention to the moon, whether it is new or full. If your land is well plowed, manured, and hoed, our word the moon will Tint effect the crop. Ir. plowing greffl sward it is best not to cut the furrow more than fourteen inches wide, and in plowing w hat is called '-old land" never more than eight or twelve. But plow deep, and if vonr means will allow it, let the sqh-soil follow. it will do good to all soils.— "Ohio Former. Late Foreign News. The steamship Africa arrived at Halifax, on Wednesday, bringing news from Europe one week ia'er. An official document has appeared I in the Paris M-initeur which has caused much excitement, and seems to be an apology fir soon : raising the siege of Sebas'opol. It sa\s that Gn 11 i (K>l i was occupied to prevent the march of the Russians to Constantinople, hut the Russian retreat to Silisiria rendering it unnecessary, the siege ofSelmstopol was undertaken :o as not to remain idle. From the Crimea there is no news of consequence. The Vienna Conference had met again but without any result. At Sevastopol the military operations progress ra|>- idly. The Russians have converted the arnhus • cades into an advance parallel, and the French are advancing to the Malakolr tower by a ser pentine sap. Omar Pacha and his Turks have enlarged their circle uf fortifications to shelter 5000 men, and have occupied two villages a league and a half from Eupatoria. Russian agents at Vienna report a sanguinary engagement on the 20th of March, and it is also said, that the women, chil dren, and sick are being sent out of Sebastopol into the interior of the Crimea. Hreadstuffs had slightly declined, and the market was dull. Yore COUNTY PAPKR —.The following ex tract from Fowler &. Wells' "Life illustrated," is so good and to the point, that we recom mend it to our friends without further coin merit : "We occasionally receive letters in which the writers express an intention to stop their county or village paper, and take one of our publications instead. We always regret to re ceive such intimations. We think a man ought tosupfiort his own paper FIRST, and then if he can afford to take a paper from a distance, let him do so, and we shall be happy to furnish liirn u ith "Life Illustrated." The country press, in our opinion, is the most important in its effect on the enlightenment of the nation. It conveys in ten thousand rills, intelligence to nearly ev ery home in the country. The country press ought to receive a cordial support. Every place should trv to have its paper of such a character that the people could be justly proud of it. To this end let thein pay promptly, ad vertise liberally, recommend warmly, and in every way stand by their editor as long as they conscientiously can." Terrible Shipwreck —soo Lives Lost. BOSTON, April 15. —Lelteis from Sydney state that a vessel, name unknown, has been wrecked in Hampton Shoals, and fivp hundred Chinese and a pot lion of the crew lost. Her captain and eight men were only saved. These made for Cape Dennis in a boat, but on landing j were attacked by the natives, and five of them j killed, leaving but three survivors out of 550 j souls. SIMPLICITY, PV DRESS. —Prentice, THE editor of the Louisville Journal, speaks thus to his

readers: '* Pliose who think that, in order to dress well it is necessary to dress extravagantly and gua <%♦ make a great mistake. Nothing so well becomes tn:e feminine heautv as simplicity. We have seen many a remarkable line person robbed of its fine effect bv being over dressed. Nothing is more unbecoming than overloaded beauty. The simplicity of the classic taste is seen in old statues and pictures painted by men of very snpersor artistic genius. Jn Athens, the ladies vveYe not guadilv, but simply arraved, and we doubt whether anv ladies ever excited more admiration. So also the noble old Roman matrons, whose superb forms were gazed on de lightedly by men worthv of them, were always very piainlv dressed. Fashion often presents Ihe hnes of the butterfly, hot fashion is not a classic goddess." A NTTEST OF A MCCHKUKR FOURTEEN YEARS AFTER THE CRIME. —An atrocious murder was commit ted in the neighborhood of West Point, fourteen yars ago, by one John J. Jones, upon the person of H. McCatdle. The difficulty originated between them in consequence of a dis pute about a claim : the land in that vicinity at the time being unentered. It appears that I McCardle was gathering corn, in company with | his son, upon the land in dispute, when Jones i made h. appearance mar them, gun in hand, i anil without giving them scarcely anv notice, the father. Immediately alter this bloody transaction, great efforts were made to arrest Jones,but he eluded all pursuit Until now. A few days ago, information was conveyed to lowa, that the murderer was living in the town of Lock land, Ohio. Officers, provided with a requisition, started after him, and in less than ten days from the time thev left, arrived at Fort Madison, lowa, wi'h-the prisoner in charge. Great credit is due these gentlemen for the vigi lance and ingenuity displayed hv them in ma king this arrest. An indictment has been found against the prisoner, and he was committed for trial.— St. Louis Intelliirtncer. Quakeress, being jealous of her hus band, took occasion to watch his movements rather closely, and one morning actually discov ered the truant hugging and kissing the pretty servant girl whilst seated on the srfa by her side. Broad brim was not long in discovering the face of his wife, as she peered through the halt Open door, and rising with al! the coolness of a gen eral, thus addressed her: "Betsey, mv wife, thou hadst better quit thy peeping, or thee will cause a disturbance in the tamily." The effect was electrical. ANNIHILATION or A REGIMENT.— The dashing 93d Hi ghlanders, the pride of the "English army, left Constantinople SOO strong, and alter their arrival in the Crimea received an addition of 150 men. The regiment recent ly returned to Constantinople reduced \o four teen men nqd five officers, though still bearing" with them their turn and blood-stained ban ner. COVGHINU IN Cm*ii< h. —The Greensburg Intelli gencer ol May 50, 18-53. pays the following compli ment to Dr. Kevser's Pectoral Cough Syrup, a new remedy Thnf is greatly in vogue now tor the cure of Coughs, Colds, Hoarseness, and incipient Pulmonary diseases: J'mm the lrrrrnsbnr™ Intrllizriirer , ,1/w y "HI, IS')3. THE WKATIIKH, for a week past, has been quite cool, and. to 11-, very unpdea-ant. Besides being cooi, and unpleasant in that way, it is exceedingly changeable. On Wednesday, the 18th, the ther mometer stood between nd VI) in The shade, nioet of the day. The bext day, overcoat* and fires were neres-ary to eomlort ; and on Friday morning, there was quite a hard frost in tins vicmily, though noth ing was seriously injured thereby. Asa consequence of these sudden changes, many people are afflicted wilh had colds and roughs. We observed a lady in church the other evening, so much annoyed wiib a hard cough, that we really fell alarmed lor her ?ale ty ; so much so. that it was with some effort that we fouid refrain from "talking' out in meeting," and recommending her forthwith to procure a bottle of Keyser's Pectoral Syrup. To give her immediate re bel. For sale t>v Rupp & Oster of this place, and C'olvin it Robe.mi BrheU-burg. L 9 A- a SPRING arid SUMMER MEDICINE, Cartel's Spanish .Mixture stands pre-eminent above all others. Its singularly efficacious action on the blood ; its strengthening and viviiymg qualities ; its tonic action on the Liver ; its tendency to drive all hiirriois to the -url'ace; thereby cleansing the system according to Nature's own prescription ; its harmless, and at the same time extraordinary good effect-, and the number of cures testified to by many of the most re-pecfable citizens of Richmond. Va., and elsewhere, must be conclusive evidence that there is no humbug about it. The trial of a single bottle will satisfy the most skeptical of its benefits. *,* See advertisement in another column. YVK.VK, nervous, depressed in spirits, and a prey to innumerable mental as well as physical evils, the victim to dvpepsia i< indeed an object ot commiser ation. Vet it is absurd for him to despair. We care not how low, weak, nervous and irritable be may be, the cordial properties of Hooffiatid's (iernian Totters, prepared by Dr. C. M. Jackson, Philadelphia, are stroiig'-r than the many headed monster which is preying upon his body and bis mind ; and if hechooses to try them, we will insure a speedy cure. ISee ad vert i-einent. .18 A E5 R B B-: i>: On the 15th ult., at the Lutheran parsonage, by the Rev. F. Benedict, Mr. JACOB DJBERT and Mtss ELIZABETH RICHEY. On the Ist hv the R-v. F. Benedict, Mr. JOHN H. BR C.N .NEK and Miss SUSAN COBLE. At Pieasantville on Thursday the 20th nit., bv J. 11. Wright, Esq. Mr. AB.NOR GRIFFITH to Miss REBECCA LINGE.NFELTER, both of St. Clair Township. NOTICE. ALL persons indebted to the estate of John Blair, Sr., 1 at-* of Cumberland \ alley Township, Bedford Countv,deceased, are requested to make immediate payment —and those having claims against said estate will present them properly authenticated lor settlement. JOHN BLAIR, May 4-, 1855-* {Private Sale! One four-horse Broad-wheel wagon and wa gon bed, three two-horse plow double trees and single trees, one large work horse good plow leader, cheap: one two-horse market wagon with springs and covered bed, one Hvdrolic Ram to force water from creeks and springs on hills, one four-horse power and threshing machine and shaker, one Iron seed-roiler, and seed-drill, all will be sold low by CHARLES COLFELT. May 4, 1855. ST. CHARLES HOTEL, WOOD STREET. PITTSBURGH. PA., BRYSON & SMRIA Sept. 1, 1854. OCT"A Frxxv F.XIM.OSION—A STEAMBOAT CACTAIV BU>WN ITI*—A few weeks ago the captain of the little iron steadier Mohawk, in the St. Clair river, near Detroit, attempted to blow up the ice with gun powder. in order to rescue the frozen-iii ve>sH. He tilled a bottle with powder, sunk the charge under the ice, with a piece of fuse attached, which he touched otf with his cigar. The explosion not fol lowing immediately, he became anxious, stepped for ward, and applied bis nose to the hole in the ice— There was a rumbling explosion ; ice, water, captain and spray, ascending into a halo of glory towards the zenith. The captain, having "goneup like a rocket," followed out the metaphor, and "came down like the stickfortunatelj' floating like if, and struck out for shore. When it was discovered that he was not in jured, the crowd who had witnessed his pyrotechnics gave three cheers for the captain and his petard, which the former gracefully acknowledged. Fiom the Baltimore Republican. Our Rrlatious villi Spain. "Every day seem-; but to complete our relations with the Spanish government. Her officials at Cuba are hurrying on the hour when an open rupture must take place, and the question fo be tried whether France arid England are to uphold these insults upon flag and these outrages upon our honor. The National Intelligencer, true to its foreign instincts, stands up unreservedly in defence of General Concha and his tyranny. It justifies the butchery of Pinto and Es trainpes, as it did that of the gallant Crittenden and his friends, ami would doubtless, the seizure of our vessels and their condemnation for daring to sail in sight of this gem of the Spanish Crow n. But while the lnteilnrencer thus upholds any and every foreicn government in opposition to that to which it prof ex xxx allegiance, the people of the country are sound and patriotic, and need hut the word of encourage ment or command to precipitate themselves upon these tyrants and murderers, and hold them to a strict account for every outrage arid every drop of American blood spilt by them in their efforts to put down the spirit of liberty. "Let these minions of a corrupt and imbecile des' potion proceed one step farther—let but a shot be fired into an American vessel, and the blood of one American tar be shed—and it will be the signal toran avalanche upon the shores of Cuba, before which the hired soldiery of old Spain, ami the rrsrrgrel regi ments of Captain General Concha, will be scattered like chaff before the whirlwind. "Never, while the Union of these United States continues, can we see another neuro despotism erect ed within sight of our shores, or permit our flag to be insulted by the petty officials of any Crown." WHY DORS Tin: OAK ATTRACT THE LIGHTNING. The frequent effects of lightning upon oak has excited th'- attention oI the philosophic mind. After mentioning several examples ol the man ner in which the oak has been singled out fiom other trees immediately adjoining, and ofeqaal height, a writer upon the subject says : "It is well known bv chemists that oak contains a considerable portion ofiron in its composition. This metal, it mav he presumed, is held in solu tion by the sap, and equally distributed through out the whole free. May it not be owing to this circumstance that the oak is so frequent ly a victim to that power, which in fart it so licits with extended arms, to its own destruc tion. This is a fact worthy of notice, and ought to be generally known, in order to pre vent persons taking shelter in situations attend ed with such imminent danger." HEAVY HAI L OF FlSH.—Probably the lar gest number of large fish evpr made by a single haul of the seine was made in the Patuxent river on Sunday week. It seems almost incredible, hut such is the fact, that twentv-six hundred large rock fish were drawn to the shore; the aggregate weight of which was twenty-five thousand pounds, or twelve and a half tons. see it staled in several ofour city ex changes, that the President has resolved to take very decided measures for the prevention of fur ther outrages upon our vessels on the partofthe insolent Spanish official* in Cuba. This is right. Or flag has already born too many insults almost within cannon-shot of our own shores. NEW MATERIAL FOR Rrii.mxc.—We were shown yesterday a "specimen brick," made of lime arid sand, which appears as though it would take the place of the common clav brick altogether. It is very smooth and hard. It is larger (|,an the common brick, and a vacant space in the centre. We are informed that the materials used in the manufacture of these bricks are simplv lime and sand, the propor tion being about eleven parts sand to one part lime, and thev can bp manufactured at less cost than our common clav brick. The bricks can, of course, be made of any form or shape, accord ing to taste. It is fully equal to sand stone. The advantages are the facility with which they are manufactured : lathing and plastering becomes unnecessary, and the outside and the inside of the wall is made at the same time. The chemical change which takes place in the magufacture of bricks hardens them so that they are not more affected by the action of the atmosphere than stone. It is not affected hv frost, and, experiments which have been tried to lest its strength and other qualities have re sulted satisfactorily. Scientific men have ex amined the material, and have arrived at the same conclusion.— Cincinnati Gazette. MERCERS3URG- Stone and Earthenware to be had at WM. SI J. C. RISER'S, Bedford, Pa. May J, lß.br>.* EACON AND FISH. Ju-t received and for sale, a lot of Hams, Should ers and Sides—also, a fresh supply of Markanaw trout. / RUPP & OSTF.iI. May 1, 1855. COURT PROCLAMATION. To the Coroner, the Justices of the I'eace, and Constables in the different Townships in the County of Bedford, Greeting. KNOW YE that in pursuance of a precept to me directed, under the hand and seal of the Hon. FRAN (IS M. Kill II ELL, President of the several Courts of Common Pleas in the Sixteenth District, consisting of the counties ot Franklin, Bedford and Somerset, and by virtue ot his office of the Court of Oyer and Terminer and General Jail delivery for the trial of capi tal and other offenders therein and in the Gene ral Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace: and JOHN G. HARTLEY and Jos. B. .NOBLE., Esqs. Judges of the same Court, in the same County of Bedford, You and each of you are hereby re quired to be and appear in your proper persons with your Records, Recognizances, Examina tions, and other remembrances before the Judges aforesaid, at Bedford, at a Court of Over and Terminer and General Jail Delivery and Gene ral Quarter Sessions of the Peace therein to be holden for the county of Bedford, aforesaid, on the nth Monday of April (being the 30th day,) at 10 o'clock in the forenoon of that day, there and then to do those things to which your several offices appertain. GIVEN under my hand at Bedford, on the i 6th day of April, in the year of our Lord i 1855. HUGH MOORE. Sheriff. April 0, 1M55. APPLICATION FOR PARDON. %j An application will be made to the Gover nor of this Common wealth for the Pardon of If 1 LL]jJ.M .MOORE, who was convicted of Larceny at November Sessions, 1554-."* Henry 8* (Of the lute Firm of King Sf Moortuad,) £ cinmi ssion 111 crdjant, DEALER IN PtQ METAL, bLoOMS, Western Produce, Sec. &e. &c. No. 76, Water Street, below Mlfket; Pittsburg, Pa. The undersigned will continue the Commi>- sion Business at the above.pldce; dnd having provided himself with suitable conveniences for the storage cf Pig Metal, Blooms, Produce; &.c,— is now prepared to receive consignments. I?v long experience in the business, and bv constant attention, he hopes to merit a genetous share of trade, which he respectfully solicits. * • HENRY S. KING. April 27, 1855. \ PUBLIC SALE i or A VALUABLE FARM. The undersigned will expose to sale on TijeS . day, the 15th day of MAY next,.ori the premi i i ses, the very desitable FARM on which Chris tian Stontfer lately resided, sit date in Napier Township, about iour miles west of Bedford; ad joining the Turnpike and lands of A. J. Snive ly, Esq., and George Stuckey, containing two ■ hundred and fifty two acres, more or less, a boul 120 acres chared and under fence. Land | patented. This property is remarkably well timbered; and well supplied with water, and every way I adapted to agricultural puqioses. In order to Stiit purchasers, the property will he divided anri sold in parts or altogether, as j may be most desirable. (CP-Terms accommodating; and will be made j khown on day oi sale. Due attendanee will j be given bV * DAVID PATTERSON, JOHN P. REED, JOHN MOWER, Assignees. April 27, 1§55. NOTICE. All persons indebted to the estate cf Solomon Rice, late of Southampton Township; Bedford ; county, deceased, are requested to make imme | diate payment, and those having claims against said estate will present them properly authenti j cated for settlement. P. DON A HOE. April G, 1855. Adm'r; NOTICE. All persons indebted in the estdte of Jacob I Bittle, late of South Woodberry Township; Bedford count v, deceased, are requested to make immediate payment.; and those having claims a gainst said estate will present them properly authenticated for settlement. JACOB S. BRUMBAUGH, March 23, 1855. Administrator. NOTICE. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Admi nistration have been granted to the subscriber j on the estate of James M. Gibson, late of the Boiough of Bedfoid, deceased.. A(I persons in debted to said estate are requested to make ini t mediate payment, and those having claims will j present thrrn properly uthenPft*fGl for sWlle j ment. SAMUEL H. TATE, March 30, 1855.* Adm't. NEW CLOTHING STORE. Isaac Lippcl Would respectfully announce to his old friends, and the public at large, that he has o pened an entirely new CLOTHING STORE in the Borough of Bedford, in the room recehtly in the occupancy of Solomon Filler, where lie has just received a very superior assortment of ready-made Clothing fir Men and Boys, to which lie invites attention, satisfied that he can j phase all who give him a call, both as to price ; and quality. He will also keep an assortment •of Dry Goods and Groceries. He invites pur chasers to examine his stock, i Bedford, April 6, 1555. JOB MANN. G. H. SPANG. LAW PARTNERSHIP. I THE undersigned have associated themselves in the i Practice of the Law, and will attend promptly to all business entrusted to their care in Bedford and ad- I joining counties. CP"Office on Juiianna Street, three doors south of I ".Mengel House,"'opposite the residence of Maj. Tate. JOB MANN, June 2, 1554. G. H. SPANG. Fifyttitinii fo I'oor Blouse. At a meeting of the Directorsof the Poor and House of Employment of Bedford county, March G, 1855, the following resolutions were unanimously passed by said Board: Resolved, That we do hereby appoint Dr. F. C. REAMER Physician td the Poor and House of Employment of Bedford county for one year from this date. Resolved, That said Dr. F. C. Reamer he and he is hereby required to attend all paupers within six miles of the Borough of Bedford, and that fur his services in attending the Poor House and Paupers within six miles of said Borough, we do hereby agree to pay him the sum of one hundred dollars p.-r annum. Resolved, That notice be published in the se veral papers of the Borough of Bedford that Dr. F. C. Reamer has been appointed Physian as a foresaid, and that we will pav no bills for servi ces rendered by Physicians to Paupers when the services of Physician to the Poor House could be obtained. April 6, 1855—6t. FOR RENT, And possession given on the Istbf June, a TAN YARD in the Borough of Betllord, with all the fixtures complete, and a Dwelling adja cent thereto. Apply to either of the under signed. Wm. Hartley, Job Mann, John H. Rush, March 30, 1855. For the Heirs. NOTICE ! The subscriber is anxious to close his old Books up to April 1, 1855, and hopes all in terested will give immediate attention to this notice. In cases where it is not convenient to make immediate payment, notes will be taken on reasonable time. * GEO; BLYMIRE. April IS, 1855.