Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, 2 Mayıs 1856, Page 2

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated 2 Mayıs 1856 Page 2
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THE BEDFORD IMZETTE. Iledlbni. May '2, 1 556. G, W. Bowman, Editor and Proprietor FOR PRESIDENT, BOX, JIMES MM\. DEMOCRATIC STATE TICKET. Can a! Comm isx inn er, GEORGE SCOTT. .iu<!ilor General, JACOB FRY,JR. Surveyor (lea era/, TiMCTHYIVES. IIEMOCR !TIF !•: t: i f v s Denser of lledford ConsDy ! Since your tale enthusiastic Mass Meeting, which lias had such a cbeeiing effect isjK>ri the hearts of all patriotic men in attendance, the Democratic Stale Convention has held its ses sions, and nominated a Ticket for State officers well wort!:v the supjiort of tlie Democratic party. That Convention was composed of men of exalted patriotism and talents, the good old JJem ruiir. Fires burned brightly, and the or der ami spirit manifested by them in their deli berations, the ability and fearlessness displayed by them in repudiating the evil spirit of Know- Nothingism, and all otiier 'ructions and Fana ticisms, entities them to our gratitude, and their work to our entire resp-mt. Let is. theu, again meet in Grand Mass Meeting, and, by our united counsels, refresh awl nourish that patriotic feeling so happily a roused at the late meeting, as evinced it) the glorious result of the late Spring Election. Turn out, then, Democrats, one and all.— Come from our fair bills and vaflies, and let us reason as becomes Freemen on HOXWIV KVENSMJ OF SENT I'Ol'RT, (Mav f>.) and ratify the doings of t!ie late Con vention. Other matters of importance to the parly and the welfare of the people inquire your attendance. -" You may expect ad dresses by able sneakets whom von have not yet heard. ' JOHN P. REED, Chairman Conn/ r/ Comma'lee. \VM. M. HALL, Secret art/.' ■ i'-P'The editor is absent attending to the suit against Draue and Coburn, charged with the robberv of certain arms belonging to tfie State. Ejr'llon. F. .JOHD VN, Sen.itor from this District, anil family, returned home on lost Friday evening. Although differing entirely v.-'b Air. Jordan fn his pi'fitica! sentiments, wo have no h'-itatioa ,n saving thai ! has exhibited Legislative rapacity of no or dinary character, i 1":s speeches con.pare lavoratsly with those of any other member of the Senate. -o far a< ability is concerned. following communication is from a voung gentleman who stands as high in public estimation as nnv otlmr in Bedford Township, and n • nisi uterisled man will doubt his veraci ty. The high.-st legal ability las decided that the oath administered bv the Know Nothings is not binding tipon any one, therefore its re nun' iaticn subjects no man to the charge of perjury. Every conscientious man should re nounce the obligation publicly* and a*k his Cod for forgiveness, for the falsehood he was requi red to perpetrate, as must i)e done in every case where an untruth is asserted. It is no disgrace lo a man the! he was deceived to join the Know Nothings. The only disgrace that, will attach, is to the man who holds on knowing it to bean iniquitous den of corruption and trench rv. Democrats and conscientious Whigs s -v-r t ie connection at once : To t.Eie PtaMSe® C;:\*. BOWMAN : 1 ha 1 o come t-> the conclu sion. after MTiotts nd cciion, that it is mv duty to state that 1 once belonged to the Know Noth ings. f was besought constantly f r days and weeks to become a member, and 1 finally con sented. The oath was atlniif.is'ered ♦> m- at lite t.me it was administered to mv brother Fred erick, in the garret of a store room in Bedford, and 1 concur fully in th statement be r;iv made. I, iii.e him, left the paitv in di y ?, and have my certificate 1o show t: -* fact. To be a mem ber of the oi-d-r, a man is required to lie habit ually, by denying hi-" connection with the dark conspiracy. J vof.-e (he Know Nothing ticket ince, and cannot <<*ll now many falsehoods J had to fell in order to carry out tite obligations imposed upon me. The Btble i.u which f was sworn had a cross on it. But I have left them, and I take this public me thod of announcing the fact so that f may stand right in mv own estimation as well as with my ol i den cratic friends. Know Notliingism is governed by de cidedly the meanest principles of which the mind can conceive. Daniel P. B -Ji'-rd Township, April 28, 18.">b. TO TIB Ed PE'IBMC. Gen. Bovcmnn:— I am • orrv to have j,> ac kn .uiedge that, by gross decep'im, I was in duced to take upon myself the degrading obli gation of r. Know Nothing, whUi I am now satisfied ] should not have <!• ne. | was sworn in a f*\v u lies west of Bedford, in Bedford 'j'p., in a field, wh re 1 was engaged in ploughing. The i an who administered the OATH read it from a little !-;uk, during which I was requir ed to hold my hand on the BIBLE. My con science checked me at what I was doing, and two or three times I drew my hand from the Bible, hut 1," told me I must hold on until he had finished the oath, ft was a black business. It lias haunted m ■ e\ r since, an j fT)V only re kef is in renouncing it. I an. mure'determin ed in my democratic principles now than I e ver was. Know Notfiin rism is a Whig gull trap to catch Democrats. They caught me once, but I pledge my word tin y Will never catch me again a.s long as I keep my senses. } rejoice to fee! that J am a Freeman once more. A j>ri 1 26, 1858. Alter reading the following passages from tlie Bible the people u iii not b" amazed that certain Ministers and other professed religious teachers should have espoused the cause of Know Noth ingisnri : 10. Many Pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under tool, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.— Jeremiah I'd r. 10 v. Now the Spirit speakelhexpressly, that in the lat ter times -ome shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing -p-rits, and doctrine-" of devil,. in i i ■■■■!■ Laaataia.-^Bsau^eiijaij=aaßa"< i| i,: l t.-au.i,. w= 8. Speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their con- j sciences seared with a hot iron.— Ist Timothy, Ist j and 2d v. Nothing could portray the character of a j Know .Volhing Christian ' so well as these; passages from Scripture. "Speaking Lies in HYPOCRISY ," is the essence and spirit of Know Nothiugism. PENNSYLVANIA LEfaSLATI IIE™ 1 CTTThe Legislature of Ihis State adjourned on the 28d nit. after a session of nearly four months. The llnrri>-burg Union thus speaks of its doings: "Before we issue another number of nor paper the present session of the Legislature will have expired. Its history is mil of instruction and warning. It teaches the people the incalculable benefits of sen ding honest and able men to make their laws; and it ; warns them to beware of being led again into the j wild whirlpool of bigotry and fanaticism. Me would wi-h no stronger argument in favor of the prudence and policy of the Democratic party, than that fur nished bv a contrast of the legislation of last session with that of the present. Then, the opposition held | umTTrhited sway, and they justified their claim to consistency by cutting all -nits of mad pranks bv 1 making legislation a bungled jumble, and by pass- , ing their time in a continnoiis wrangle and scram- ! ble. They failed to do what their duty demanded, ) ami what they attempted they mangled. But the present session has been characterized bv the utmost harmony, dignity arid ability. There! were men here who appreciated the obligations of! their position, and who set them-ejve- about their duties with an earnestness and determination that insured speedy success. \Vc had ability here that would adorn any position, however exalted or horior able. We point with pride to the record- of this! sesajon, for it has been Democratic in nearly every feature, and its acts have been generally* judicious and commendable. We part with many of the tneai ' tiers with reluctance anil regret. But we trust that an intelligent constituency will appreciate their ser vice,. arid reward them with a re-eleetion. Oi one thing we are confident—that no honest man who; carefully studies and compares the legislation of . Democrats with that of their opponents, will hesi tate to cont'e-s that our party is justly entitled to his 1 sympathy and support." flcsoiisiioxis of i;u* Stale Conveution— Their Author. We ask our readers to give the resolutions ol the late Democratic State Convention a caretul and candid perusal. They speak lorth in every iirie sentiments which ought to animate the heart of every true Democ:at, and we may add, of every true patriot iu the land. They invoke "Stood men and true" ofall parties to rallv in i one common effort to uphold the principles oil tite constitution, as framed and undeistond bv our fathers, and to put down at once and forever that spit it of sectionalism and disunion, which tin longer works its treason secretly and in the dark, hut dares boldly to proclaim itself in pub lic, arid openly aspires to control the destine of • the American people. The doctrines of the Democratic party are the only effectual antidote ' to the baneful poisons, which political charla tans and unprincipled demagogues have it,stilled " into the public mind. These doctrines, bioad, national, conservative and comptehensive, are 1 ably and clearly staled in the resolutions of the ; ; Convention. As therein set forth, we think t they must command the assent of every honest man, who will give them an unprejudiced and candid perusal. > The author of these resolutions is the Hon. j ■ John L. Dawson, the late representative in i Congress from this district. Most faithfully has his vigorous and graphic, pen traced the feelings, Sentiments and opini >ns which swayed the Con- , vention, and which have harmonized and uni ted the Democratic party of the Union in one j • great political brotherhood. Nowhere have we 1 seen a more cl. ar, able and eloquent exposition of Democratic principles in regard to tfie great issues of tfie day, than that embodied in the teg olulinns offered by Mr. Dawson, and adopted bv the Convention with entire unanimity, and with the utmost enthusiasm. As they constitute the "platform" upon hit h we are to stand during 1 t the next Presidential campaign, it is important| that our readets should give them a careful pe- j ' rusal, and see whether they are not such as to J secure tfie cordial approbation of every true Democrat. For our part, we think them ad mirable, and in no respect would we "add, al ter or amend." They embody the views of the , Democratic party of Pennsylvania, anil coming a- they do lrom one of Pennsylvania's most dis i tinguish. ri men, their weight and influence, in other section* .d the Union, must be even gr.-al , er than that which naturally belongs to every expression of political sentiment from tlie De mocracy of the "Keystone State."— Washington Examiner. A MZI.ANCHOF.Y RVU.KOAD ACCIDENT.—ON - Tuesday evening last a melancholy accident oc curred on tfie L-hrgh Valley Railroad, just op , posite Easton. An old gentleman by the name t of Sletor, in company with two other gentle f men were standing conversing together, on the ' s lower track of tiir Railroad, at tin* time a nttm sl her of cars were coming down the track run , ning by gravitation ; the brakesman on the train ; shouted to them to clear the track; they stepped l over to the wall and remained standing there ; un'.i! the cars came near to thein \\ hen t!wv - stepped to the opposite side of the track. Mr. • Sletor attempted to follow Ihern, but being old * and feeble, the cars struck him before lie got across the tiack, knocking him down and cut ting one of his legs off below the knee and ir.angiing the other so badly as to render ampu tjtr.n necessary. Had he remained standing • by the wail he would have been safe, as the - cars would not have come within four feet of - him. P. S.—Since writing the above we learn that ' Mr. Sietor dif-d the same night, from the injn • ne* iie received, as above staled. This is anolh • er warning to persons who stand or walk on j railroad tracks.— Ens/on Sentinel. . FIRE AT NIAGARA FALLS. — Three Persons i Burned to Death. —At half past ten o'clock . last night, a fire broke out in one of the wooden 1 . shanties just below Niagara Falls, and consumed i it. it was occupied by a French shoemaker . and his family, 'l'his morning the bodies of the ! . f rettchman, with those of two women who' lived in the shantv, were taken from the ruins roasted to a crisp. It is supposed that tliev j , were suffocated by the smoke before they knew ! . their danger, and so perished horribly in fheir! beds. A Coroner's inquest was held this morn ing. Verdict in accordance with the facts.— ; Buffalo Republic, 15Hi up. Rust LTS OF FANATICISM.— By an arrival at j New York, which brings advices from Demera in to the *Jgd February, we learn that the "An -1 gel Gabriel - is there, and has succeeded in tai ; sing quite a not. Six or seven hundred arrests ; j- had been made by the authorities. By his in temperate denunciations he incited the blacks; against tfie Portuguese Catholics, and in their J ;. rage they pulled down, plundered and set tire to several churches and ships. His Angelshij)! j had been put in jail. , He l i\es" you better who stiives to made you , good, than tie who strives to phase vou. " ' REASONS or A WIIK. For Joining the Democratic Party To >hr Editors of ihe Boston Pttxt. Mrs**'.. Knrrous. -As my oh) I'npnds of tbe , ton Courier p.VP IT?- some eurjonity 10 know how T should fi'pl on thp democratic platform, 1 will endear vor to satisfy them on this point. 1 presume thii | curiosity receives edge from the anticipation on their . part that many citizens, perhaps themselves of thf number, wilt be under the necessity in the course <1 the coming year, to take "locof'oro" pills, and d course lliey would like to know their operation aril elleet. 1 own up to having swallowed the democrats ic creed, "Simple and pure,'" us (he French diploma tists say. [.ike all medicine, the anticipation is worse than the operation. 1 intend hereafter to act and vote with ihe democratic party, for the follow ing reasons, and 1 hope these few lines will find the Courier "enjoying the same blessing." In the iirsf place, that is the only party which nevr exists, which has a history, principles or policy. Jts great unlugonist, who conte-ted the victory w ith it in many a well-fought battle, is no more. The name* of its statesmen are enbatmed in the history of tlie past, hut it has no present and no future. One IT one all its strongholds have been stormed, its artil lery silenced, leaders it, the captivity of retiremelit, and the rank and tile scattered, or forming iu power le.s tactions. The democracy has a history, whiih of itself is a tower of strength, and a prestige bf flit in e good to the country. Born amidst the sltoij throes of the popular hpart. its cradle was rocked bf storms, and its lirst triumph was to place the philos opher and statesman of Monticelloat the head of tlie nation. This was done sguin-t the prestige of the name of Adams, in spite of the most accomplished eloquence, the strength, of wealth, and the posses sion of power and place. Timid men predicted the prostration of the altars of leligion, the overthrow of morality and the ordinary course of justice and oider. the reign of infidelity and red republicanism. None of the-e things came to-pass and 1 have lived to ee and hear the very men uho were then in the oppo-ition, and others who wore their mantle, prai-e to the vpry skies this very Thomas Jeflersou, ami claim lo he democrats of his school. The democrats joined the i.-sue, carried on the war of 181:2-14, and wort its victories, in the lace of an opposition which, if it did not go ovei the line, appioacbed the fiery border of that volcano where patriotism i- swallowed up by 11eason. The count ry was ruined then, so said the opposition ; but now all parties claim the honors. a> ail luive shared in the beneficial results of that war. The next great battles of democracy have been with their oppo nents in matters of national policy. In every in stance, so far as | recollect, they nave not orili" won a \ ictory, but have extorted the admission, even lions opponents, that they were right. t read long and tedious debates in t'ongres-, about tariff-, before 1 well knew the meaning of tlie word; and it ended by one party claiming a "tarili for rev enue," and the other a "revenue tariff." The con test has been abandoned, ihe democratic ground con ceded. "Internal improvements'' was once the war cry of a party. The conviction is all but universal, that private enterprise i- more sagacious and eco nomical than national supervision. The suggestion made by .Mr. Otis to Mr. Webster, when he hung file for a word—"there is no national road—but the road of :tun"—is more truthful than sarcastic. A i'ew Cumberland roads would have ruined the tiea-u --ly of the country. A national bank was aliirmed to he an absolute ne cessity. Yet Mr. Webster lived to say "it was an absolute idea." The democratic party, have always favored an extension of territory. It is fraught, said the oppotitiori, with the most imminent peril. And now the classic anil accomplished Everett shakes Cuba into the lap of the nation, as gently as her trop ic fruits fall to the earth. When (fen. Jackson was a candidate for the Pres idency, the records of antiquity anil the pages of modern times from Nimrod Ihe great hunter, down to Bonaparte the iirst consul, were laid under contri bution to show the peril to a republic of uniting the civic wieath with the sword of the military hero— but in ten years alter this, the same party which biought such an array of argument against the hero ot New Orleans, seized an aged general bv the eu phonious name of the place where he won a victor* over the savages, and passed liirn by his title on the wave of popular song into the white house. The experiment was so successful that it was twice re peated; the last general breaking down on the rich Irish brogue and the sweet German accent. Gut of this brogue and accent there sprung forth another party, which has swallowed the whole whig party—a lire out of the bramble which has devoured the tall cedars of Lebanon. What party now but the democratic party avows ita principles or proclaims its poljcv ? The can party has one platform for the latitude of 8:')4. iMphia, another for Springfield. One week it is 3 ge<| m a republican convention, and the next it-clar ion notes are heard in every secret lodge and echoed hack Irom every town and village. It will vote lor no man who owes allegiance to a foreign power—by -ome this is admitted to be a religious test, by others denied. Here all Catholics are shut out from office, ir. a southern state they are elected to office under the same banner. At one time it is strictly section al, at another intensely national. Now most thor oughly anti-slave iy; and tiieri non-intervention is the law ot its action. When their trumpet gives so many end such uncertain sounds who can have confi derici* in them ? In regard to ihe subject ot slavery, tlie conviction has been growing stronger in my own mind ever since 18IS, that we can do no good to master or slave by attempting to act upon it politi cally. The ohl liberty party which up lo that point acted on principle, was translated, not to heaven, but Jo the purgatory of barriburneri-rn, by the splendid eloquence of Charles Summer, and the winning smiles ot Martin and John Van Buren. From that day to this it has been known as freesoilism, true democracy, coalition, native Americanism, changing position as often as its name. It has been used in tact as a make weight, either for party or tor men as circumstances required. Now nearly all parties profess to he national, and affirm that they will abide by the provisions of the constitution and let slavery alone. The compromise of 1820 has been repealed, and the whole new territory opened to settler-, and the question of slavery to be left to the actual settlers when tbey form the constitution. There are but lew who would vole lor the restoration of this compro mise. Both parties prefer the chance of what thev may gain rati.er than the certainty of the restora tion. And one can hardly see the very great ditler ence it can make either to the slaves or the country whether the old states ot Mar} land, Virginia and Kentucky shall continue slave states, or he drained to supply new regions, while they are gradually but surely to become free. As the north has now presented the subject to the south in all it- phases, rnoially, politically and reli giously—a they have confessedly no power to eman cipate staves without the consent of the state where they are—would it not he wiser and better to leave them tor a time to their own reflections and the si lent operations ot a far-seeing and wonder-working Providence, than to drive this question to a civil war ami a division ot the Union? The slave will gain nothing by -iich a catastrophe, and the country and j the world will 10-e all the hopes that hung upon our success. Nine weeks of anarchy in the llou-e of Representatives are nine heavy blows upon the heait oi the nation, and nine great shadows upon the light that we were shedding abroad upon other lands. Sectional strife was one of the rocks of which Washington warned us. Anarchy is the rock on which the ancient republics were wrecked. If the republican party succeeds, of which there is small probability, we are thrown upon the former; if the American party succeeds we shall have an intermin bl" war oi ami creeds—a war of races and of clatis. In civil strife it is hard to say which is most to be deplored, tho.e who survive or those who per ish in the lir-r conflict. The wound to the nation is incurable. Jhe arrows of hatred and revenge will rankle in the heart- of many generations. If the war in fvun-as shall break out afresh, and flame over those prairies no mortal can tell where it will end. No matter which party is the aggressor, which is

most to blame, tne result to ihe nation w ill be the same. Ir is tune that a strong voice went forth, and a strong arm outstretched to hush this civil strife. Now what party but the democratic can accomplish this / 1 know the present administration is receiving un mea-ured censure, both for what it does and lor what it neglects to do. liut I remember that this ha-been the fate of every administration within my memory, and indeed of evpry one that has occupied the place ot power since the formation of the government with the exception of that of Washington and Mon roe. The gates of the temple of war at Rome were only twice shut in the course of seven centuries. The gates of political -Irife and bitter abuse have I j been elo-edouly twice in seventy years, almost equal to seven of the ancient centuries in the progress of nations. Indeed the violent abuse of Ity power* that be is one of the luxuries of which the American people never willing to deny Ihem-elves. It is no more j evidence that a man is w rang because he is abused, ' than it was the guilt of the victims of Louis Xl.be | cause thev were hanged. The execution was always J pointed at as conclusive of their guilt. The present i age and posterity are rivals—whoever sacrifices to ; one mu-t lose the other. Nearly all our national ad j ministrations have been severely condemned while J in power and praised alter a few year*, j Now 1 see no other peaceable solution of 'he diffi i culties by which we are surrounded but in this, an : cient and strong party. "In the dark night by which ; w 'e are surrounded,"' 1 see no other star that can guide the ship of state mto the haven of safety. Will my good friend of the Courier, therefore, whom j I sincerely thank for his uniform personal courtesy ! who-e fidelity to his flag I admire who-e liefence of j the Ru-siaits 1 applaud, will lie ponder anil review the j whole subject, and spak his mind, whether it is not | best for those who find themselves without a home, j in the breaking up and contusion ol old party lines; , hail not belter take shelter under the Democratic i flng, whether it is trot best To make that party strong against all tactions, restore to it the government en tile, and help it to conduct the nation.on to higher and wider cycles of prosperity and greatnes;. Done at Cambridge, tlifs lltb diiy of February, 19">6. *J. C. LOVEJOY. From th New York Evening Po-t, April 2.1. RECEPTION OF MR. RI CIIAVW AT NEW | YORK. Tlie Hon. Jnmes Buchanan, late Cnited i Slates Minister at tlie Court of St. James, arriv i e<! in this city this morning, in the steamer Ara- I go, front Havre. ' In accordance with artnngements made bv the Common Council, a Committee corn posed of ( .Alderman arid Coo net! men, at the head of which was Alderman Ely, were at the pier to • await the arrival of ihe steamer and offer a cor fjdial welcome to the Ex-Minister, who is now : I the guest of the citv. . ; At the early hour at which the steamer was • telegraphed rendered it impossible to carry itr ii to effect alt the arrangements which had been 1 1 made in honor of Mr. Buchanan** arrival, and, _ | indeed, llm Committee were harely able to , j reach the pier before he disembarked. A barge i ] number o| persons, estimated at two or three j thousand, however, had collected in the vicini ;ty and made the welkin wring with tin it i cheers. ! As soon as the steamer was moored to the i wharf, the committee went on board arid were i introduced to Mr. Buchanan, whom their Chair j man, Alderman Ely, add teased in highly con j giatulatory terms, offering him a welcome to the city, whose hospitalities he was happy to ! he empowered to offer. Mr. Buchanan replied briefly, expressing his i gratification at the distinguished honors paid -1 him by the authorities of this city, and his hap piness at seeing his native land and countrymen \ j again. I He then entered, in company with Alderman > | Ely, a boronche and four, which was in waiting, I 'tnri was driven to the Everett house, where | he remains during his limited sojourn in this •city. i ! The rest of the committee fallowed in rnr ■ i riages, and saw their guest safely established in ' | the magnificent suit of apartments prepared far t , him in the Everett House. i | Mr. Buchanan is looking remarkably well, • j and seems really happy to see home and friends j again. He is, perhaps stouter than when he . J left os, nearly three years ago, and there is a . j ruddy hue of health upon his cheeks, and a i j a contented look from his eyes, which indi : cate that he is physically and mentally at 1 j ease. j Ihe same genial kindness and bran hommie j which formerly marked los manner are appa >| rent, and his personal friends, who are a host, ' will find him changed for the better in these re spects, by his residence abroad. .j The committee held a conference with him Ij at the Everett House, as to the mariner in " ( which he would prefer to he entertained as the ! city's guest. As lie is obliged to leave the city Jon Fiiday morning, he lelt obliged to decline • i the ofierol a public dinner during his stay in X. ■ York, but signified the gratification be would j experience, at meeting bis fellow citizens at , j such time and place as Ihe committee should . ] appoint. . i Their arrangements are not yet completed in 1 j all tlie details; but we are enabled to state that ; Mr. Buchanan will receive the citizens of New J York, at the Governor's room, in the City [j Hall, to-morrow, from twelve to three o'- 1 | clock. ; j VVe understand that he dines with the May .; or privately to-morrow afternoon, and that in : j the evening a magnificent serenade bv D >ds -1 i worth's full band, will be given to him in front ; | of the Everett house. , | In the course of the morning, Mr. Buchanan , was waited upon by the Mayor, Alderman Bar ! ker ,President of tlie board of Alderman, Sena [ j tor Sickles, his former Secretary of legation, and other citizens, all of whom he received with great heartiness. | He has a strong desire to reach his home bv I Saturday evening, and to enjoy a quiet Sunday* jon his farm in Lancaster. Alter the public life j he has led during the past thiee years, the wish 1 is a very natural one, and we congratulate the | ex-minister that he can soon escape Ihe ova j lions and demonstrations that are pouring in up jon him. From the New York Express April 2.1. As soon as the steamer was announced as he | low, as previously agreed upon, the fJhief of Po lice notified the Mavor, and Mr. Wood tele graphed to thejoint Committees of the Common Council, who immediately repaired to the pier foot of Beach street, where the Arago was ex- 1 pected to arrive. There was a very large crowd at the pier, j who manifested no little curiosity to see the lion of the day ; but as the steamer neared the slip, nothing was seen of him on the deek, and cheer alter cheer failed to bring hirn out. As soon as the vessel was made fast, tlie members of Ihe committee went on board, and proceeding to the after saloon, were presented by ('apt. Lines to the distinguished visitor. ACD. rev's WELCOME. After shaking hands, Alderman Ely address-: ed Mr. Buchanan in the following words : In behalf of the city of New York, sir, we, have assembled here this morning, to congratu late you upon your safe return to your native land. Wein common with the American pen-j pie, are highly gratified at the manner in which the interests of our country have been conduct ed and Iter honor vindicated by you during your residence abroad ; and now, upon your return, we take pride in extending to you the hospitali ties of the city of New York. MR. nOCHANAff's RESPONSE. Mr. Buchanan replied to the Alderman's ad dress in the following language : Gentlemen of the Common Council of New ) York T In artilv thank you for this cordial and ——n TmnpMwTiii—'—■— „|, j honorable reception. Most certainly would I! do violence to niy own feelings were J for n moment to withhold art expression of rnv grati- ! tilde. But sir, when f look around me and see such a glow of patriotism {here loud ch***-inng was heard from the p.*op!e on the pier.) it cre ates in my breast a feeling of warmth almost j beyond the power of expression. It is now bout three years since I left mv native laud on the mission from which I am now returning.— During that time, I have encountered many obstacles and difficulties in my path, toil it af fords me pleasure to know that I have ahvavs endeavored to do mv duty. In conclusibn,gen tlemen. allow me again to express to vou mv i hearty I bonks. On the conclusion ofthespeeches suite slight refn shments wvte partaken of, and tin* com mittee and their guest entered carriages that i had been provided fr them, and amid the most enthusiastic cheering of the crowd, drove up Beach street, Laight and ( ana! street.:, to Broad way , and thence to the Everett Mouse, where an elegant suit of apartments had been prepared tor Mr. B. consisting of two parlors on the first j door, and two chambers on the third. I Quite an assemblage had gathered in front of the hotel, awaiting Mr. Buchanan's arrival, and j he was loudly cheered upon alighting from his j carriage. He was immediately escorted to It is parlor, where he was waited upon hv Ins hon or the Mayor, and several other distinguished . citizens.- ; Invitations were already wailing for him on his arrival, and among others, one to attend the St. (ieorge's dinner at Metropolitan Hotel this evening. Mr. Buchanan is in fine health and spirits, and declines any public reception lor dinner.— He will, however, be the guest of th- Commit i tee until friday morning, when he will leave 1 ; the city. The Committee h*-ld a special mpeting at the j Everett house and it w as decided that he should receive his If ieiids at the Governor's room, to ■ moi row, {Thursd i v,) at I2M. Correspondence of the Daily Pennsvlvanian. H Afu:isBCRO, April 23. Before thp Legislature adjourned, the follow ing which speaks for itself, was placed in my hands for publication : The undersigned, Democratic members < f the Senate and House of Representatives, in their individual capacities, r speitlully announce to; their constituents, and to their Democratic friends throughout the Union, that lh*-v unani , moutly approve, and cordially endorse the pro ceedings oi the late State Convention, held in ; Harrisburg, in March last, in presenting the ! i name of JAMES B ECUANAN as the nominee of the : Democratic party of Pennsylvania for the next Presidency. In declaring their sentiments on the subject, they disavow all intention to make j unjust or invidious distinction between him and other eminent Democratic statesmen, who are . . | or mav be candidates for nomination ; but thev believe it is the spontaneous wish of a large majority of the people of Pennsylvania, (and .•from all indications, of those ofthe United States,) that Mr. Buchanan should tie nomina ted, because fie is looked upon as eminently qualified as a safe and sound statesman, and as tlw man for the times. Entertaining this opin ; ion, and inspired by deep feelings of respect, confidence, and attachment to the candidate ot Pennsylvania, they most warmlv, and with en tire unanimity, endorse arid applaud the action ofthe Democratic State Convention, in the nomination of Mr. Buchanan. MEMBERS or THE SENATE. CI ins. 11. Buckalew, Jos. Laid.ark, John C. Evans. Jonas R. McClintock, Ttios. Hoge, Christian M. Stiaub, Harlan Ingram, J as. H. Walton, s. S. Jamison, IVm. H. Welsh, Thos. P. Knox, Samuel Wherrv, N. L. Browne, William Wilkins, VVm. M. Piatt. MEMBERS OF THE HOOK OF REPRESENTATIVES. 1 James Anderson, Win. B. Lebo, Seth. A. Backus, Chas. M. Leisenring, John B. Beck, A. Brnwer Longaker, I Isaac Beck, John H. Lovett, I Joseph Bernhard, John McCarthy, James C. Boyd, Christopher Magee, M. K. Buyer, Chas. D. Manly, And e v Buchanan, John Mangle. Ruins K. Campbell, Geo, W. Miller, Charles (.'arty, John G. Montgomery, Aaron Coburn, B. Nnnnetnacher, • Thos. Ciaig, jr., James B. Orr, Jos. Dowdali, L. B. Patterson, Abraham E linger, .lessee Pearson, John I'ausold, James Ramsey, H. D. Foster, David Riddle, Joshua A. Fry, John Roberts, James B. Fulton, James Salisbury, J. Lawrence GetZ, Geo. Shell!;, George Hamel, Samuel Smith, John Hancock, G. Nelson Smith, VVm. Heins, Geo. Smith, S. Hibhs, John V. Smith, i Samuel Hill, John' Thompson, Joseph Hillegas, \. W. Vail, Samuel Hippie, Frederick 1. Walter, Joseph Huneker, - Murray Whallon, John A. Innis, Harrison Wright, Robert Irvin. R. L. Wright, Peter A. Johns, Townsend Yearsley, Alexander B. Johnson, J. H. Zimmerman. It will be observed by the foregoing, that the i name of every Democratic member of the low- j er branch, with the exception of Mr. Robinson, of Adams, is appended. That gentleman, ow ing to indisposiiion, has not occupied his seat fin the last three or four weeks. Every Detri j ocratic Senator, except Messrs. Cresswell, of j Blair, and Ely, of Bucks, have also placed their I • names thereto. The former gentleman bad lefi before an opportunity was taken to present it to' him. and the latter has been confined to his room dangerously ill for the last week. A few . minutes previous to the final adjournment of the , Legislature, the customary resolution of thanks! was voted Speaker Wright—yeas 92, nays; none. 1 his, I believe, is the largest vote ever | given in tin* Pennsylvania Legislature, on a res-! ! olntion of that character; and never was it j more richly merited. 1 now assert, and time; wiil prove it, that Richardson L. Wright has made more friends during the present session i than has any other man who ever held the same j laborious post. I he Governor, 1 am informed, has signed the bill relative to the Eiieand North-East Rail-• RIALTO. EXTENDING THE TIME. —The Wesley an con- ! fere nee, at its late sitting in London, so altered : their ecclesiastical regulations as to allow rnin-! | isters to remain five years at one place, provi | 'be quarterly conferenceof the circuit make 1 a yearly request to that effect after the second ' ! year. A similar change in the discipline of the! ; Methodist Church in this country has long been contemplated. Post" (Hike llopar t out*iic WASHINGTON, D. C., March 5, JR.-, Newspapers throughout the • will render a service, OUr opinion . tes sons having correspondents i n n it . p.' ? N • gion, by giving a conspicuous pi ace m '"'"loHN Del. from Oregon Ter. H R r* J. PATTON ANDERSON S ' Dei. from Wash, Ter., H. p j- s To persons mailing U tters fur Ca1if.,.,,- Ili. I •■rnt..r.. , s of Or, 8 „„ „. d "■M lliousamko 1ei,,.,,, , he P, c | #cr ! ™;~ come dead letters. To remedv this Post Office Department, under the authority n f Congress, has adopted, as an auxiliary to it , eratiuns, the following p| ai> lor ai midland publishing a*each and every post olfic- '' J acihc region, in a list tailed the <*p aflß 'I 'j' List,' the iiamea'of persons to whom lette, I been sent by mail to post Offices m C*U and the Territories ot Oregon and By this system a letter may be sent to anv office in the Pacific region ibr ape rson , cation is unknown,save Ihe mere fact tl-t i ' somewhere in Cal. or the Territories <,f n p * H and Washington : yet, if the letter be If'! in the "Pacific Mail List," its ultin.ate!v C > J by the person for whom it is intended w u ' rendered higlily probable. ■ To enable those wt may desire to extend to their Pacific corre Sr T dents the advantage thus offered, the followh* illustration is given : ' J Suppose it is wished to send to the Sacramen to post office a letter for George Wilson w| emigrated to California from Pike county V C souri, but it is feared that he may have chang ed his location, and hence may not letter. In tins case Direct the' letter to Owl V\ ilson, (late ol Pike county, Missouri,) Sacra ; memo, California. Then, in order to pubff,, the letter ill the "Pacific Mail List," copv th address of the letter upon a piece of paper 0f card, and enclose the card, together with a three cent postage stamp, in an envelope, and direct the envelope to the "Pacific .Mail List,' NVw York. Deposite the Inter, as usual,'in the mail for California, and at the same timed, the envelope, containing the card to publish the letter, in the mail for New York. From the address on the card thus receive.! at the N e . York post office, the name, George Wilson, vii| he entered in its appropriate place in the "Pa cific Mail List'," which list is printed and vnt 1 by each mail to each and every post master in California and the Territories of Oregon ami Washington, and hy them posted in a conspic uous place in their respective offices. The fig being thus distributed over the entire Paiificle gion, George Wilson may at once learn from it that a letter fir bun has been sent to the Sacra mento post office. No person of a similar nan - will receive the let'er, for the address on it points out that it is intended for George \Vi!> late of Pike count v, Missouri. Thus many Ti ters will he received that would otherwise be transmitted to the dead-letter office. The envelopes Containing the ad verfssmfr I cards, sent to the "Pacific Mail List," New Y pay postage like ordinary mail matter, and must he prepaid. The addresses of letters copied on , the pieces of paper or cards should be written ' in a plain and distinct manner. The three cent postage stamps enclosed in the envelopesdelrav the expenses of publication, and must not tie pasted to the cards, but simply enclosed with them. In the absence of*postage stamps, three cent coins may be sunstitntyd. It is believed that this circular has been j drawn up so explicitly as to require no exphur • ations : but,should this prove not tob<*thecas . ! post-masters will take notice that all interrog - i tories must he addressed to the "Pacific Mail List," New Y oik, and not to the department. The first of*this series of lists will accouqmv the mail of May sth, and will be forwarded ty each succeeding mail. OLIVER EVANS WOODS. POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT, ] March 5, I SAB. ) Mr. Woods has my authority to put his plan, as above, in operation, hut no responsibility is assumed by Ihe department : and all correspon dence in regard to this arrangement must h** ad dressed to the "Pacific Mail List," New fork. That the public may avail itself of ihe ndvw tages thus offered, postmasters are requested 11 give the circular a conspicuous place in their • respective offices. JAMES CAMPBELL Postmastei General. Fioni the Dnffilo Commercial Advertiser o! Monday. Brutal Murder by a Husband. Yesterday morning Mr. Cffaver, an under taker and sexton, was sent lor to bury a woman named Mary Manning, who died in a room in the Lock wood Block, No. 95 EastS-imca street, i Mr. C. proceeded thither, and on seeing tt" , body, found it in a horrible condition, the lac-* j being swollen and covered with bruises—"tie eye black and blue, and one ol the teii-j ' S j pounded to a very jelly. Knowing that -•• ' i violence had been done, he refused to bury t• ; body, and immediately departed for the (.orr m*r. After finding coroner Not!, the body as • taken possession of and removed to Saonoer > Exchange, where a jury was summoned ano an inqnrst held. The fact elicited before the jury showed t! -u the woman had been living with her bus 'o f - Nicholas Manning, in the house where her was found—that both were in the habit ol gc. ting beastly drunk, and when s*, of fighl' ll -- - Also, that during the post three or four ers , Manning had beaten Iter severely at vai.y times, with his fists and with cfubs; had U ' her ; thrown plates, billets ol wood and l wise misused Iter. On Sunday morning. S o'clock, a man passing on the street hear., a noise proceeding from the house, and on -J' . around and looking in at the window sau a man lying on the bed and a man leaning M ' her, and heard him exclaim, "I have ku e ( * 1 I have killed her—and now 1 will kill my self'." An alarm was given, and Manning v ' arrested and kxfged in jail. Ihe air*-st y trade by policemen Rohe and Butler, ol No. 3, oti Carroll street. ;l) The verdict was rendered in accordance r the facts. Drs. Hunt and Baker held a I mortem examination,and found the bo t' n awful state. The muscles of the ' err '' pounded to a jelly, and the artery on th** , ofthe skull was rtijil ired and the brain with blutxi.