Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, May 18, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated May 18, 1855 Page 2
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THE BEDFORD GAZB.TTS. Bedford, Hay IN, lN.lvl. G. W. Bowman, Editor and Proprietor- Thomas K. Davis will sell, at pub lic vendue, the most valuable portion ot his Property on Saturday, the 19th inst. See ad vertisement. [CP* Hon. WM. T. DAUGHERTY and fa mily returneil from Harris'ourg on Thursday last in good health. The Judge proved himselt worthy the confidence reposed in him by the Democracy of this District. •ORev. Mr. SIMMS, of Cumberland, preach ed in the Presbyterian Church of Bedtord on Jast Sabbath morning and evening. He is a pleasant and agreeable gentleman, and a minister of fine abilities. VVe hope to bate him with us again during the summer. of the most beautiful, as well as ori ginal, Funeral Discourses we have ever listened to, was delivered by Rev. Mr. HECKEKMAN on last Tuesday, at the house of Hon. John Cessna, on the occasion of the funeral ol his interesting little daughter, the obituary of which appears under the proper head. 1 his sweet little child, intelligent far beyond its years, was born in the Spring as it died in the same season ot the year, and, upon this point, the speaker principally confined hTs remarks, comparing the little tonn with the beautiful flower which presents so ma- j!v attractions, but which so soon Jades unu pusses away! This is the second child ill. Cessna has buried, leaving him still two, a son and daughter. A FAITIIFIL PASTOR. It is a matter of profound regret to the citi- ; zens of Bed fold anil vicinity that circumstances; have rendered it necessary for Rev. i HOS. K. DAVIS, who, for the last six years lias been Pastor of the Presbyterian Chinch in this place, to part with his charge. The health ol his wife has induced him to seek a climate more congenial to her constitution;, and, with this laudable object in view, lie expects to sail lor California early in June, where there is a church in waiting to receive him, and where, we sincetely tru>t, he will realize his brightest anticipations. As a Treacher, he is every thing tiiat any Congregation of Christians could j desire, and a people that cannot be pleased with him, would would not be pleased v\ ith any bo- . dv. Divested of all ostentation, and exclusive- j ly devoted to his sacred calling, he enjoys the j regard and affection of the citizens of this com- \ munily to an extent equal to that of any other j who ever lived in this place; and, whilst the | members of his congiegation are willing to dis- j solve the connection existing between them, | under the peculiar circumstances alluded toa bovr, they do JO with feelings ol unaffected sor- j row and regret, and he will ever have the of his praying members for the fpJTTe'wvl fa re and prosperity of himself and his little family. Mr. Davis will preach his Farewell Sermon on Sunday the 27th inst., on which occasion i we have no doubt the church will be crowded. | The public are cordially invited. "JUDGE LOP.IXG. —Gov. Gardiner, to his own ; everlasting honor, and to the preservation ofj Massachusetts from the deepest disgrace, has re-; fused to remove Judge Loring from his rn obedience to the demand of the Lrgisla-; Uire."— Philadelphia A'ews, Winy 12. |£f~The election in Massachusetts last fall resulted in the choice of an almost unanimous Know Nothing Legislature, sixty of the members elect being ministers of the Gospel ! who were pledged to purge Legislation ol its corruptions, and establish a pure American code ol morals and religion. The "HISS" affair was one of its abominations —and another will he found in the Bill to remove Judge Loring from office for the crime of administering the Laws according to the Constitution of the United States! As reckless as Governor Gardiner has proved him self in some things, he could not sanction thisj diabolical outrage, and the Philadelphia ~\'ews applauds the act as having saved ".Massachu setts from the deepest disgrace ." A union of Church and State is one of the greatest curses that could befal this country —and a ministerial Legislature lias proved itself a nuisance too in tolerable to be borne. A portion of the minis try have done more to corrupt the morals ot the land,bv their association with politics, than all the infidels combined!—a state of things fully predicted in the masterly and eloquent letter of Rev. JOHN A. COLLINS, which was published in th * Bedford Gazette just one year ago, and which we shall shortly republish, as contain ing doctrines which will now be appreciated by every lover of Religion and correct government in the Nation. THE HISS COMMITTEE. —The committee ap pointed by the lower house of the Massachusetts legislature to investigate the conduct of the now notorious Hiss, after furnishing some disgusting particulars of his conduct while on his auti nunnery mission, conclude with these words : "We consider his conduct upon the commit tee at Lowell highly improper and disgraceful, both to himself and this body, of which he is a member, and we deem it such as to render him unworthy longer to occupy a seat upon the floor of this house." The report was signed by all the committee. Knovt-J\'olkingiim in Connecticut. GREENVILLE, May 2.—On May 1, Council No. SS, of Greenville, met by special call. Henry Palmer was elected President pro-tent, and Ja son Glrason, Clerk. The correspondence was railed for, and the Clerk said he had received notice front a large portion of the members, wishing to be dismissed irom the-order, which was voted. The remaining members then voted to give np their charter on the Bth of May, when the General Council of the State of Con necticut meets at Norwich city. This, I think, will he the fate of most of the councils in the State. THE LIQUOR LAM ! Oj?"TIe Philadelphia News, halt YY big and ! half Know Nothing, in speaking ot the present j anti-License Law, denominates it as "singular j and ridiculous in Us character, and fully en dorses a letter from J. Hoffman, Esq. (which ! will be found on the first page,) in which he de- j nounces it as "inconsistent" and "absurd, ' and as a "CHEAT and DECEPTION upon the j public." Now, we ask the people to look at these declarations, and then remember that Gov. POLLOCK approved and SIGNED this "cheat and deception upon the public.," and the atten tion of the Freemen of Bedford county is espe cially invited to the fact that our Know Noth ing Senator, Fr. JORDAN, carried this "sin gular, ridiculous, inconsistent and absurd cheat" through the Senate by his own vote, against the positive instructions of his constituents I" far mers and tax-payers, this is Know Nothingism exemplified. How do you like it? Qjr" Falsehood, Fraud, and Deception seems to be the ruling element with the lenders of } Know Nothingism, a fact very clearly develop ed in their attempt to mislead the public mind as to the result of the recent election in P/iiln \ delphia. Although the official record exhibits a falling off from the order of at least fen fhou i sand votes in that City alone, since last June, vet the Know-Nothing Press, and a Know j Nothing Committee, are trying to cheat their deluded followers into the belief that the very reverse is the tact. Now, in order thot candid men in the ranks of our opponents may havp the truth, we refer them to an article on this subject from the pen of Col. A. Iv. M'CLI RE, of the Chambersburg Repository and Whig, which will be found on the first page of the Gazette of to-day. Mr. M'Clure holds an im portant office under Gov. POLLOCK, and hence the friends of the administration will not be likely to discredit his statement, which iully accords with the one. we made last week. "To vindicate their own self-respect, five thousand Whigs" who had heretofore supported this rot ten organization were compelled to abandon it in order to "strike down" what they now deem "a political despotism that ignores all freedom in the elective franchise." The late Know Nothing Councils, it is conceeded by Mr. Mc- Clure, "were liille better than an organized body of respectable plunderers.'' And this is "Ameri cans ruling America!" O shame! ANOTHER ill CAT! f£7="The Executive Committee of the Know Nothings of Philadelphia have published an ad dress to their followers with the express view and desigD of deceiving them as to the result ol the recent election in that city, which, of course, will find its way into all the papers ol that stripe in the State. To prove the fraud and decep- i tion thus attempted, we invite the attention of all rational men to the following extract from an article in the Daily News, of last Saturday, | one of the most unscrupulous POLLOCK pa- ; prc in the Commonwealth, in which the edi- > tor most unqualifiedly denies that the K. N's "triumphed single-handed over all opposition," and boldly asserts that evwry honest man in that ; community knows the fact to be otherwise. — The News says it is at a loss to conceive the MOTIVE which induced the publication of such an OUTRAGE upon the feelings of those to whose aid the K. N's are indebted for the re sult, such as it was. But we let the News speak for itself: "It is, however, due to the cause of truth, as well as the large body of Whigs who cordially united with the Americans, and without whose co-operation the triumph could not have been i achieved, to state, as a matter of fact, that the ! Committee are not justified in proclaiming to : their brethren throughout the United States, I that the Americans "triumphed single-handed ! over the foreign and the united efforts of the Whig and Democratic parties." The truth of ! history is disregarded by them, in saying that "in IBsf>, tiie Whigs, as a party, repudiated all ! connection with the Americans" and united with the Democrats." Jt is with pain and regret that we make these contradictions, and we are induced to do so, sole ly, by a sense of duty to the large number of VVhigs who contributed to achieve the triumph, and from a lull conviction that the American cause is much more likely to he injured than benefitted by statements such as are made by the Committee. So far from their being in accor dance with facts, the reverse would approximate much nearer the truth. We admit, a portion of the Whigs did fuse with the Democrats: hut it is not true that "the Whigs, as a party," did so. The regular Whig Convention, the mem bers of which were elected in the respective Wards under the rules and regulations of the W-hig party, nominated Messrs. Morton and Iliil as the candidates of the Whig party, and they were supported as such hv "the Whigs, as a party." An inconsiderable number of the members of that Convention, only about one fifth of the whole Convention, it is true, with drew from it. "repudiated all connection with the Americans," and subsequently along with others of like feelings and sentiments "united with the Democrats." This much is true, but it is not true, as the Committee state, that the Whigs, as a party, thus acted. A political organization is never in greatpr danger than when its members (eel it to be suffi ciently strong to be satisfied that they can do injustice and perpetrate a wrong with impunity. Let those who made the statements, which we have contradicted, beware that they do not thus endanger the American cause." Another Fhase <:l ihe order. We had supposed that Koow-Nolhingism was especially the antagonism ol Catholicism. Such is the case here, and throughout the North. In New Orleans, however, where the Catholic religion is popular, this antagonism, we see, is disclaimed. The New Orleans Bulletin , an organ of the order, says : "We have the very best authority for saying that this obnoxious and proscriptive feature (the exclusion of Catholics from ollice) does not characterize tb> order of Know-Nothings in Louisiana. We are verv confident that the religions elcm-ni forms vo rmnponeni prt of the Louisiana anh r : that /here is no recognized discrimination be/wren Catholics and Protes tants; ami tic nativ Americans comprehend and embrace, in (lie fullest seme of the word, those uho are born on the sod, and those only, | be they Catholics or Protestants." Thus, then, the cry of "down with the Cath olics" is to be th" watchword only where votes can be made by it -01 li LGGISLITtRK. tjyThe Berks County Press, an advocate of Know Nothingism, thus speaks of (be late Le gislature : "This Legislature, from its commencement to its close, was reckless and improvident, voting away the interests of the Slate, and creating | powers to corporations, subversive of the lights and interests of the people. We would he do ing violence to our sense of justice and honor, were we to sav one word in commendation of the legislature. We regard its adjournment a public blessing, and those who have been guilty of improvident legislation, incompetency, and neglect of the business committed to their hands fv an honest and confiding constituency, will ! have leave to adjourn sine die themselves." Truly, Know-Nothingism has left the marks of a fearful pestilence upon this noble old com monwealth. From the Rochester Democrat, May 3. know-\tiiiii;i§m in New York. Presentment of the Order by the flrnnd Jury of Monroe County. We give below a document emanating from the Grand Jurv of this county, which closed its session vesterdav. It will hi- widely read and criticised. The_Grand Jury devoted three days to the investigation, in pursuance ola sugges tion from Judge Welles, that it was their pro vince and duty to inquire into any infractions ol the election law. Several witnesses, it appears, refused to an swer, and were taken before the court for its direction. In every such instance we believe Judge Welles has discharged his duties like a pure arid upright judicial officer. Witnesses who swore—ami it is reported there were such —that they could not answer the questions "without criminating themselves or making themselves infamous," were of course excused from answering. That is the privilege ol all witnessess who are apprehensive that their con duct has been in violation of law and the rights of individuals or the public. The presentment follows : To the Honorable Court of Oyer and Terminer of the County of Monroe : The Grand Jury of this County having been specially charged bv the Court to make inqui ries as to all violations and infractions of the election laws of this State, have, in discharge of their duty, called before them a large number of witnesses, and made diligent inquiry upon the subject. They find that by section 5 of the general election law, "it any person shall, by bribery, menace, or other corrupt means or device whatsoever, either directly or indirectly, attempt to intluence any elector ol this State, in giving his vote or ballot, or deter him Iron) giv ing the same, or disturb or hinder him in the free exercise of the right of suffrage, at any election within this State, held pursuant to this chapter, and shall therefore be convicted, such person so offending and convicted, shall he ad judged guiltv of a misdemeanor, and be fined or imprisoned, according to the discretion ol the Court before which such conviction shall be had : such tine in no case to exceed fivt- hundred dollars, nor such imprisonment one year. ' It appears from the testimony taken before us that there are a number of societies, or orders of men, in this county, who have formed them selves into secret combinations for political ac tion—that these societies meet only in secret— that their members are admitted under oaths and obligations, and pledged to inviolable secre cy—that they are induced to enter the society under a variety of pretences, and to take upon themselves oaths and binding obligations that they will not vote for certain particular classes of their fellow-citizens, or individual citizens— lhat they will rast their votes and use their elective franchise, according 1o the behests and requirepients of their Order, or the officers thereof, or of a certain degree or circle thereof, I under the rules of their Order—that bv their ; oaths and obligations they are hound to vote, under the penalty of perjury, or being consider ed as perjured, and as being unworthy to be : employed, countenanced or supported in any j business whatever, and as totally unworthy oi I the confidence of their fellow-citizens. Under these penalties they are bound to vote for the persons designated by the Order, with out regard to their own individual choice or prefeience of candidates. 1 hat members of this society or Order, having taken these oaths or obligations are informed hv the order, or the officers thereof, that a refusal to vote tor the candidates of the Order will subject them to the charge of perjurv, and render themselves infa mous and unworthy the confidence of all good men. And thus they are directly influenced in giving their vote or ballot, or are deterred from giving the same, and are disturbed and hin dered in the free exercise of the rights of suf- And it further appears that members have ; been threatened that if they did not vote accor ding to the requisitions of the Order, that they should be deemed as perjured under these oaths j and obligations, and should be subject to dis grace and infamy, and as false and perjured, be dispelled with dishonor. That such societies or orders, after the last general election, called their members to account to tnem, or their olfi ceis, as to the manner in which they discharged their elective franchise, and required thpm to declare ujion oath for whom they cast their votes at the said election. The Grand Jurv have been much embarrass ed in their investigation, by the refusal of wit nesses to answer questions put to them as to their proceedings in secret session, on the ground that a disclosure of these tacts would render them inlamous; and in other cases the witness es claimed protection, on the ground that an swers to the questions would criminate them selves. Having thus been deprived of the full disclosures of facts, no individual cases have been presented by us, and the jury therefore beg leave to make this general presentment against such combinations, that are, in their opinion, a, direct violation of the statute in relation to elections, as the law was designed to pro tect and guard every elector in a free and voluntary choice in casting his ballot, and to al low every citizen, otherwise worthy, to be a proper subject of such suffrage. We believe from the testimony before us that such proceed ings strike at the foundation of individual liber ty of action, and tend directly to destroy the great and cardinal principles of our institutions, as founded by our forefathers that our institu tions ran only continue to exist by the free and uncontrolled action of the citizen, that all such restraint and obligations are destructive to an elective and free government. All ol which has been duly adopted and is most respectfully submitted. WM. C. BLOSS, Fore/nun. RKXOUi\CL\G Tin: KNOW-NOTHINGS. A GOOD EXAMPLE. We have received the following letter from 1

Mr. William Adams, a well known citizen of j Tarentum, who was induced by false represen tations to allow himself to be got into the Know- Nothing Lodges, hut who has since vindicated his manhood and sense of honor, by repudiating j all connection with the "Jerry Sneaks," and declaring his determination to oppose them at every opportunity. His example should be fol lowed by all honest men who have been entrajr- ! ped in like mariner : Pittsburg I mon. Tarentlji , April 20, 1855. Editors Pittsburgh Union • —lntending to be a candidate Ibr popular suffrage at our borough election, and being asked for mv opinions in re ference to secret political societies, J hereby state publicly mv views in regard to them.— Having been identified with a secret society commonly called Know-Nothings, 1 ran freely express my abhorrence of their principles. J have been in a secret society bv the aforesaid name, and being now satisfied that such secret political combinations are anti-christain, anti republican, and dangerous to the spirit of our free institutions, I hereby renounce all con nection with those associations and will hence forth act against them at every opportunity.— To the truth of which statement, I solemnly pledge myself to the citizens of Tarentum. WILLIAM ADAMS. THE MORALITY OF KNOW-NOTH INGtSM. We published yesterday, the report of the | Committee of the Legislature of Massachusetts with reference to the conduct of Mr. Joseph Hiss, a member of the House, and which, of it self, developes a sad state of morality. It was such men as Hiss, reeking with moral leprosy, who raised the cry of immorality and licentious ness under which the famous Nunnery Com mittee was appointed. The acts r,f that Com mittee are known, and alt good iner., Jboth in Massachusetts and throughout the nation, blush I it the scandal. But now comes a stiU more pitiable and disgraceful exhibition. The re port is made to the Legislature, and the recommendation for the expulsion of the leyer adopted, when, with shanu-ful effrontery, le ■ presents a memorial asserting, in one breath, his innocence, and the next almost admitting every ' crime charged, bul justifying himself and claim | ing exemption on the ground Hint like criminal conduct was the praclice of most members of the i Committee, and demanding (he opportunity to | prove it. We copy the concluding portions of the memorial. Its author, he it remembered, was, until very recently, the Chief Instructor [such is the title] of the Know-Nothing order in Massachusetts. It furnishes a fair specimen of know-nothing morality, and exhibiis Joseph Hiss, by his own confession, a leprousand lustful beast, having only the form of man. Hessays: Your memorialist proposes to show that the conduct with which lie is charged, has not here tofore been so considered by the members of this Committee and others, members of this House, inasmuch if the opportunity is given him he j will show by such testimony, under oath, as in the Supreme Judicial Cohrt of this Common wealth has heretofore been found sufficient to authorize decrees of divorce lor the cause of ad ultery, both against husband and wife; that the Chairman of your very honorable Committee of ; investigation, both while with Committees ot | this House, as well as while connected with it as a member, and while acting in said several ca pacities, has done the same acts with which your memorialist stands charged by the report of your , Committee. A till your memorialist, if permitted, further proposes to show by similar evidence tinder oath, that other members of the honorable House, both while upon Committees and during their con nection with the House, have been guilty of like improprieties and indiscretions, as those charg ed upon your memorialist in said report. And your memorialist respectfully represents that having been charged with doing no more than can be shown that others, members of the same body, whose age, standing, acquirements, and reputation haveentitbd them to his respect, and to whom he might and ought to look for ex ample—that it is unfair and unjust, without any previous warning on the part of the house, that said precedents weie not to be followed, that he should be singled out for the heavy penalty of a vote of censure of this House. And he therefore respectfully prays, that if he is deemed unworthy, for the causes before mentioned, of a seat in this body, that the cases of others to whom be has adverted, and which at a time and place he is ready to specify and verify, may be investigated and passed upon by the house in order that it may be seen that his acts, even as reported and unjustly charged, are not without parallel, mitigation and yxcuse, by precedent and contemporaneous acts. In fine your memorialist claims thaV his con duct ought not to be found exceptional Vrd pun ished, with severe penalties, if upon investiga tion it is lound no other or different from'bat of other members of this house, who still -etain their seats upon this floor. Ail which is respect fully submitted. * JOSEPH HISS The Legislature, after the presentation oftta memorial, concluded to reconsider the vote ei peiling Hiss, and it is now more than probable, if his assertions are to be believed, that other members will accompany him when he is final ly expelled. He offers to prove, not his own innocence, but thai the acts with which he is charged are the common practice among mem bers. Such, then, is the Know-Nothing Legis lature of Massachusetts. It remains to be seen ifthev will dare to meet the investigation into the morals of Know-Nothingism, which Mr. Hiss demands. There are sixty Know-Nothing clergymen in the Legislature of Massachusetts.— Philadel phia „Irgus. FOREIGNERS IN THE U. S. AKMV. —The Bos ton (Mass.) Atlas learns tiom an official source, (fiat sine tfif last ul October tlmri* have been inspected and embarked at Fort Criliiuibn*, to juin their regiments in the West, eiu\ldeen hun itre.it and forty-sevetl recruits, only three, hun dred and twenty-four of whom were horn in the foiled States, or but a little more than one sixth. Of the whole number 850 were Irish, and 395 German. These are about the propor tions of natives to foreigners for some time. Ait Important Act. We notice among the acts pasted by the Legisla ture, at it recent Session, the following law, which was prepared and presented by Judge DAI'GHERTY, the member from Bedford county. It supplies a very important deficiency, in all the laws of the State, which provide for the liicorjrotation ofC'oal and Man ufacturing Companies, and as it enables the Governor to issue letters patent toal! such companies, will have the effect to give greater importance and character to those already formed, as well us such as may be hereafter organized under any of these general laws. Ax ACT to authorize the Governor to issue letters patent in certain cases. Sec. I. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, of the Commonwealth of Pennsyl vania, in General Av-erribly met. and if is hereby enacted by the authority ot the same. That in all cases where companies have been or shall bereuller be formed under the provi-ioni of an act entitled "An Act to encourage manufacturing operations n this Commonwealth," approved the seventh day ot April, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and forty time, er any of its supplements, or under the provisions ot the act eptitled "An Act to enable joint tenants, tenants in common, arid adjoining own ers of mineral land, in this Commonwealth, to man age and develop the same;" approved the twenty first day of April, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred arid fifty-four; it shall be lawful for tiie Governor whenever the certificate of the organization of any such company shall have been duly executed iri conformity with the piovisions of the said act or acts, and tiled in the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth as therein provided, to i-sue letters patent under the great seal of the Commonwealth, declaring the subscribers to the stock of any such company, and also those who may thercalter become subscribers or holders of the said stock, to be a body politic in deed and in law in the same manner and form as is now provided by law in other cases. Tlte Nolcsnnatv of ;tit Oalh. The most potent engine of the demagogues who herd together in secret conspiracy, at least over weak minds, is the impressive obligation of an oath. Hut there are two kinds of oath : There is the sacred oath, taken in the eye of God, for a just purpose—the oath that Biack stone calls a "legal oath there is, again, the false oath—the oalh taken to betray one's coun try— ltie oath of an Arnold or a Cataline. The great weapon of the latter was the hideous and shamelesi oaths lie enforced upon his confeder ates. Robbers take oaths for their mutual pro tection; but there is no law, human or divine, that ran censure the violation of these oaths.— The crime is in taking them. To take an oath fo . betray a friend is, in the \highest sense of the word, UOKAL PEHJUKY.— How can such an oath out-weigh a sacred obli gation, recognized as sacred bv the law? A : secvt oath, for pT onql, or party, or corrupt pur [uses, cannot sever the tie that commands us ; to be'jithlul to God, our country, to the truth, to our Htnil v, or to friends. To attempt this is to contemplate perjury. Savs Rackstone; "The ci me of wilful and corrupt perjury is defined by Sir Edward Coke to be a ciime committed n lawful oath is administered in son e j/diciul proceeding, to n person who swears w/fu/'i/. absolute/y, and falsely, in n matter material to the issue or point in ques tion." We leav> it tn conscientious men to sav how far an nath-sworn in the sight of the living God, in a Midnight conclave, to make a religi i ous difierenck or the nativity of a neighbor or a fri end, a caise of persecution, can be niain tained withntitmorf// perjury. It is simplv a I choice of i-liliesions— whether we will abide bv the obligations M-ngnized as binding and as just, i or whether we vill annpl these by accepting ] those which are tojosi and cruel. Sacred history ells us of one of the most cherished discipleiof our Saviour who denied his Master three tines. We ask ihe attention ol those who believ- in the system of secret betrayals to this instructive passage: .Matt. (19. "Now tefer sat without in the palace : and a damsel unto him, saving : Thou also wert with J*ns of Galiilee. "70. lint he denied hfore them all, saying I KNOW NOT WHAT THOtV.A YF.ST. "71. And when he Has gone out into the porch, another maid saw him, and said unto them that were there; T\is fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth. "72. .find again he denieixirith an oath , I no NOT KNOW THE MAN. \ "7.7. And after a while cayil unto him they that stood hv, and said to PeterSurelv thou al so art one of them; for thy spech betrayelh thee. "73. Then began he to curse kd swear, say ing I KJYOW XOT the man." The commentator upon this iipressive pas sage in Scripture speaks of Peter,- conduct (so amply atoned immediately after'ards) in the following manner : "Peter denies his .Master with otjts find Cvr ! ses. There is nothing more imprfait for us to lenrn than our own weakness. Who that saw Peter vniintinsr but the day beting —'though all men forsake Thee, yet will no!'—could have supposed that in so short a tirn he could have, forgotten, or at least hove braen all his promises ?" [Here, it will he seen, i<he hi;h --i er obligation set against a mere worlty oath ! ] j"What! an apostle prevaricate and f! Yea, and curse and sivmr THAT HE KNMXOT THE MAN TO WHOM HE HAD PROFESSED SO SRONG A N ATTACHMENT ; for whom, in fact, he hi fought, and nearly committed murder! Th question iota silly damsel confused and teriitd Peter, | and the fear of heins taken foroneothp fol lowers of Jesus ld him to prevaricath, Iving, and perjury." although Peter had taken t nath to uipportVis great Master, vet he ow< an ob ligation vhich he could not, as it seem violate u'lhout bring accused of perjury. Tit recalls iis n the that there is an obligtion due to te Stat*, and to friendship, and to gtid tnor : als, ynpresS'd upon all men, which be ! set aide by any worldly obligation, and\vstof ; all bya naidtight oath wrung from the IVurand I the pejudicej of men, without staining tose | who rffort to this oath with the guilt of oral | perjury. T betray a benefactor as Peter d— to betray Vil. a kiss as Judas did—to perdute a neighbor a r professions of kindhesf afl . these belong to science which plots se cp t, and strikes down the wisest and t| lH est w itiiont indite ur charity. But Peter repented his (also oath— reje„| M j it in tears and in sorrow. He nevei denied i Master alter that. He never allowed his for to mislead him- He stood fast to his holy trier,,' ship. He scorned the secret oath and the nilri . night cabal. He became a light and a hade and manifested his faith in the midst of darker,' and doubts. lie never afterwards said, "lknuv not the man." Let those who have taken the oaths at u piesent day which defy the law, and persecution, and encourage hypocrisy, and final ly had lo perjury—let them remember that n, obligation can he binding which is in itself Ul| insult to God and a wrong to man.— Wuslat '. ton Union. We publish below an extract from the "Arm-trc Democrat" taken from Saturday's Post in reference to Dr. Keyset's Pectoral Syrup, also one irom Schuyl kill county, both of a late dale, speaking in the hi-i, est terms of this preparation which seems i 0 ha, made iis way into moie localities than our own- The Dr's Pectoral, here at home, has a decidedly favorable reputation, and has evidence in its lavor Jf a noted character. The Dr. informs us that he tends personally to every part of the COMPOUNDING with great care. TUK PKCTOKAL Svnre MAX.—M'Williams of IH P Armstrong Drmotrat, in his paper of the 25th of April ha- the following about Di. Geo. 11. Keyser, of our city ; "His tru-ses are ttie best and most P ffirano,. for the eure of henna in the market. I he) are ro humbug, which those who are afflicted with this get erally troublesome disease, upon trial, will rind i 0 be true. His Pectoral Syrup is an excellent remedy iu r disea-es to which the throat and lungs are subject We are not given to puffing patent {,'it when we find an article which proves worthy, upon a trial, we will not hesitate lo tell the public what and whose it is. In three cases of troublesome con-h from bad cold, in our family, Dr. Kcyeer's perioral syrup proved efficacious in giving immediate relief. In two of the cases, one bottle each was sufficient, and in the third case a portion of a bottle proved P |! fective." QKWIOSDCKO, Schuylkill Co., | April '24, 1855. j To Mr. George W. Gait try, agent fur Dr. Key* cr 't Perioral &yritj>: SIP. —I take plea-nre in informing you that Keyur'. < Perioral Syrup, of which I have purchased sererai liolllee ol you lor ttie use of rnysell ami friends, ha< proved itself decidedly the best preparation lor a se vere cotnrh and cold that 1 have been able to meet with. 1 have tried many of the rough preparation of the day. and can say wtih propriety and truth that t have found none to equal it in etiinenry. >l,- frieudft also speak in the very highest terms el' it, ai ,,| we are happy that you have the agency so near u, that we may apply when necessary. Respect lolly your friend, P. S. Dsvuv You ureal liberty to use this as you may see proper Act for the Protection of Burial Grounds has passed both branches of the Leaj.,. lature". It provides: "That if any person shall open any tombor any grave in any cemetery, graveyard or anv grounds set apart for burial purpose, either pri vate or public, held by individuals for their o-vn use, or in trust for others, or for any church or institution, whether incorporated or not, with out the consent of the owners or trustees of such grounds, and clandestinely or unlawfully re- move any body or remains therefrom, such per son, upon conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to undergo an imprisonment in the county jail or penitentiary, tor a term not less than one year nur more than three years, and pay a fine of not less than one hundred dollars, at the discretion of the court of the proper county ; and any per son who shall wilfully destioy, mutilate, deface, injure or remove any tomb, monument, grave eton- or oth-r structure placed in any grounds aforesaid, or any fence or railing, or other work for the protection or ornament of said grounds, or of any tomb, monument, grave stone or other structure placed therein as aforesaid, or shall wilfully destroy, cut, break or remove any tree, shrub or plant, within the limits of such grounds, or shall shoot or'discharge any gun or other fire arms, or hunt any game within said limits, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall, ujxm conviction thereof before any justice of the peace, be punished by a fine, at the discretioncf the justice, of nut less than five nor more than fifty dollars." AMOCNXMENT or THE LEGISLATURE.— The Columbia Spy says the people ot the State should appoint a day of Thanksgiving, that the Lec ture has resolved to adjourn on the Bth of May: the resolution to that purport having passed 1 h-- House on Thursday, and afterwards agreed t i by the Senate. At a low calculation,ourSolon* have given the Supreme Court work enough, in explaining the acts they have passed, to occuf v a year or two—while some of them w ill be found not susceptible of explanation at all. THE SOBER. SECOND THOUGHT.—SOME sixty gentlemen of the democratic party in the coun ty of Lauderdale, Mississippi, have published a card announcing their withdiawa! fiom the kuow-nothing organization. M. A. McKinnofl, the president of the know-nothing council at Oxford, Mississippi, also publishes a card an nouncing his withdrawal, and giving a history of the origin, progress, and plans of the order in that county. There seems to tie a general "caw in" of the order in all parts of the country. To JN'.SCEE HEALTH rou CHILDREN.—GI VI " them plenty of milk : p'enfv of flannel: plenty of air, and let them have plenty of sleep: ami they will seldom, if ever, ail anything. 1 hat j is, milk is their best diet, they must In* warm i ly clothed ; must be much out of doors, an- I must be always allowed to sleep on until they awaken of their own accord. TO AI?IT AI: : | On the 10th inst., at the Western Hotel, B*:- ! ford, by the Rev. H. Heckerman. Mr. JOfP jSTONER, to Miss CATHARINE EBOBLV. ; both of Pattotisville. Bed. Co. Pa. DIED: On the 14th inst. ELLEN JANE, daughter and ELLEN .). CESSNA, of this place, aged 3 ytV*>' mouths, and 3 days. Thus has another interesting child drooped a< • died, as a flower, in the eaily Spring of life, biK of) to live again and bloom forever in the Paradise 'O God. Then mourn not her early depaiture. change is a happy one. She lives to die no mete. A flow ret's transient life of bloom, All tiaught with beauty and perfume — A tuneful bird's untroubled lay— A morning sun-beam's cloudless ray— A dew drop, pure and uudefiled, Arp thy sweet I'uibloius, happy child.