Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, January 16, 1857, Page 2

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated January 16, 1857 Page 2
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the City oi Philadelphia, approve*! t*v the Artav or on the 7th of April, ISS6, and officially communicated to me, proposing to convey to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania a lot of srround in that city, for the purjxjse of erecting thereon a State arsenal. Want cf time alone prevent! .1 action on the then sub mitted. The ground thus offered" to the State is valuable, and its location most eligible for the purpose intended. The conditions of the pro posed grant are favorable to the State, and high ly creditable to the municipal authorities of Philadelphia, evincing a liberality and public spirit worthv of all commendation. Tlie ne cessity of a State arsenal in that city is 50 ap parent that the subject needs no elaboration in this communication. Alter the* sale of the State arsenal in Philadelphia, the public arms were deposited in an old building, or out-house, unsafe and unfit as a depository tor public pro perty. The gum of 30,000 dollars realized if<Hp that sale is now in the Treasury, and by the o.ath sec. of an act passed the I,9th day of April, 1553, entitled '-An actio provide for the ordinary expenses of fclovernmeut," A.C. the fGovernor was authorized to apply the same to tlie purchase 0/a lot of ground and to the erec tion of an arsenal thereon. This sum was found insufficient for these purposes, and consequent ly the object intended by the appropriation has not beep accomplished By the cession of this lot the State will he relieved from the expenditure of any money lor the purchase of suitable grounds, and the entire sum of 30,000 dollars may be applied to the erection of the necessary buildings; to which sum may he added, if deemed advisable, tie amount that may be realized from the sale of the arsenals at Mtadvilie and Harrishurg, as recommended in 11, v last annual message.— 1 sums would be amply sufficient to ac complish this object. 1 wool;!, therefore, again recommend the im mediate passage of'a bill accepting the convey ance oi" lhe said lot of ground from the ci'v oi Philadelphia, for the purposes and upon the terms and conditions contained in the ordi nance; and that the s hhi of thirty thousand dol lars be appropriated lor the erection oi a Slate Arsenal thereon. On the nth (fay of October, I I approved and signed a bill entitled "an act to repeal the charter of the Erie and north-cast rail-road co. mid to provide for the disposal of the same." In pursuance of its provisions, Hon. Joseph Ca sey was appointed t.. take pns-i ssion and have the charge and custody of the road. J' i'<re possession was taken, application was tytpde by the company to one of the judges of tV Su preme Court of Pennsylvania f -r an injunction to restrain the a lent of the state from taking possession: and, sul sequent Iv, a cautionary or der was made bv the supreme court in banc to stay proceeeirv-s under the act. The questions then pending before that court were determined in favor of the commonv\ ealth: the constitution ality of the act-sustained, and the application for an injunction refused. Possession of the road waa tijen taken by the agent o' the State as di rected bv law. On the 22,1 day of April, IS3C, an act entitled an act supplementary to the act ir.corporatirig the Erie and north-east rail-road rompany was passed. By this act too Erie and north-east rail-road, as origi nally locate,] and constructed, was legalized and con firmed; and certain chang ■•- in the road were directed to be made and other acts to be done by the compa ny. ft Was also provided "that the Governor shall retain pos-ession of the East and North East railroad under the act ol the (ith October, 1533, until the pro \ tsions of the act shall have been accepted by a vote of the stockholders of said railroad company at a meeting called fer the purpose." On the 13th of May, 1330, at a meeting ol the stockholders called lor that purpose, the provisions of the act were ac cepted by their vote. This acceptance, duly cd, WHS received ami filed in this department on the. loth July last. Possession of the road has been res tored, and it is now under the care sod management of tb> company. A linal account 'or money receiv ed irnm under the road whilst in poises-ion of the State will be settled v. ith the company at the earli est possible period. ft is but proper to state that since the acceptance i fthe act oi" the 22d April. 1 f-tc., a writ of error, in thecases adjudicated by the Supreme court of Pa. fvs been issued at the suit <>: tUe company by the Supreme Court of tue ! ■ 3. and is now pending in ti.t.f court'. The commissioner first appointed having resigned, A, 'v. McClure. Esq. wasappointed in his place. The duties of both officers were ably and faithfully perfor med. ol their correspondence ami reports, herewith submitted to the Hume of Representatives lor tbe'Use of the Legislature, will furnish inl'nrma- 'ion.. ln.detail on the sopr'et now Tinder considera tion. It is sincerely desired that good faith and ho ne-ty of purpose may character,ze The conduct of in the discharge o the duties arsumed bwtlieir acceptance of the act ofo"2d April !a-t, and this much vexed question will not again disturb the harmony or retard the prosperity ol the cityol Erie, or any portion of the commonwealth. The resolutions proposing amendments to the Con stitution of the commonwealth, have been published ns directed by fbat instrument. 11 will b your du ty to take such action in reference to these amend ments as will, in your judgment, be most cenpi-tent with the wishes of the people. An appropriation win be required to pay the expenses of their publi cation, and to this yonr earliet attention is reqnir- The important duty of'rtistrictimr ihPstate for the • lection 01 Senators and Representatives will devolve upon yon. This duty should be performed faithfully :. d with strict reference to the interests and rights i.; rhe whole people. Returns of taxabies, required to be made in the different com 'ies, have not ail been lor wanted to tbi- department u* < reeled by law. Circulars have been issued to the* officers • ..urged with these, urging the r per jofmance, and the returns will, as soon as received, be transmitted to you. The elective fraiuthise Is the highest and most res ponsible privilege enjoyed by the American citizen. Involving in its exercise the sovereignty of the peo ple, ufttd cot .st tutie.g. as it doe-, the substratum of our fret- institutions, it cannot be t/io highly appre • oiled, or carefully gtiarded. The ballot box, tr.rough which the people -peak their will, should be preserved from violation at every hazard and -aeri tice. (Tpon its purity and integrity dcpeiidhifi.c sxr i-tenee of our Republican government, and the rights and privileges of the citizen. Every Jegal voter, whatever may be hi-, political atfujities or party predilections, is deeply interested in this question. Any attempt tostflfy its purity, or ifnpair its effi ciency, whether by or fraud, should b sternly resisted and severely punished. Illegal vo ting, whether founded cut forgery or perjury, or both; •>n fal-e a-sessnients, or false or forged certificates of naturalization, is an evil that de-erves the seve rest 'condemnation. It prevents an honest expross ■on of the popular will, con upts the sources of legit inate power and influence, and strikes a fatal blow at the cherished rights of freemen. These evils are alleged to exist in our large cities the. rural dis tricts of the State are comparatively wee from such corrupting abuses. A remedy coextensive with the evil should be provided. T'.very defence should be thrown around the bal lat-box, and whilst the rights of legal voters should ■ be secured and protected, fraud in every form should ! be prevented and punished. Whether a judicious registry law, or some olher measure of reform, ade quate to the necessities of the ca-e, should be adopt ed, is referred to the wisdfirn of the Legislature. As appropriate to this subject, the reform of the naturalization laws—the prevention, bv The National Government, of the importation of foreign criminals and paupers, and a more careful, rigid, and persona! examination, by our courts, of all ppr-ons coming be fore theni as applicants for admission to the right-of citizenship would, to some extent, correct existin" abuses, and relieve the ballot box from the pressure of corrupting and dangerous influences. To the policy and ac'.sof the .national Government, affecting, a they do, the right and interest; ot the Commonv*eiillh, the people of the State cannot be indifferent. Pennsylvania, occupying a high and conservative po-itinu in tlie sisterhood of State—de voted to the Confutation and the t nion, in their in tegrity and harmony, has been, and will ever be, as ready to recognize the rights of her sifter State; as to delend her own. These sentiments she ha; never ! abandoned—These principles she never violated Pledged to lhe mairitainance of trie rights oi the .North, as well a; those of the South—sincerely de-i - promote the peace, harmony and welfare of our whole country—and disclaiming all intention or desire to interfere with the constitutional rights of the States, or their domestic institution;—the people | of this Commonwealth viewed with alarm and ap prehension the repeal of the Missouri Compromise— a compromise rendered sacred in public esteem by its association and connection with lhe great cause of national harmony and union—regarding it a, a| palpable violation of the plighted faith and honor of lhe nation, and as an unwarrantable attempt to ex tend the institution ofdomestic slavery to territories then free. This feckless and indefensible act of our National Congress, has not only aroused sectional i jealousies and renewed the agitation of vexed and distracted questions, but, as a consequence, it has filled Kansas with fraud, violence and strife—has stained its soil with blood, and by a system of ter ritorial legislation, justly styled "infamous," has made freedom of speech and of the press, a felony, and perilled the great principles oi liberty and equal j r in good faith to be applied to that Territory—if Un people thereof are to be left "perfectly free to form and regulate their domestic Institutions in their own way, subject only to the Constitution of the United States," then the obstruction of the great National highways to the northern emigrant—the employ- ; ment of the National forces, and the subversion of I law and justice alike Kv the officials in Ivnnas and Washington, to (nrce slavery upon an unwilling pen- . pie. cannot be too severely condemned. • Freedom is the great centre-truth of American j Ilepubliranhm—the great law of American Nation-I a'ify : slavery is the exceprion. It is local and sec tional; and Us extension heyond the jurisdiction ere- j suing it, or to the free fen itories of the Union, was never designed or contemplated by the patriotic fioun- i ders of the Republic. In accordance with these sen- i titnents. Pennsylvania, true to the principles of the ; act of 17-SO, which abolished slaverv within her"fer- I ritoria] limits—true to the great doctrines of the; Ordinance of 1757, which dedicated to freedom the , norfh-we<tern territory of the Union—true. to Xa-j tional faith and National honor, asks and expects, a- i due to her own citizens who have, in good faith set- i tier! in the territory of Kansas, ai I as due to the in- j riustry and energy of a free people, that Kansas , should he free. In this connection, and asconseouenf p-al of the Missouri Compromise. ip osition made by some of the leading nals, and more recently sanctioned by autboiity in a sister State, to j slave trade, vv:l! not be de-rued impropflw^ That ' such a trade, declared to be piracy, ami execrated j by the civilized world—>o crowded with horrors in j every stage of its pursuit—-o revolting to every sen- . tirnent of humanity—every impulse o: pure and po bie feeling, should be advocated or approved, in this nineteenth century with apparent sincerity, and urged as a measure of political economy and of jus tice and equality to the Southern State- of the Union, are facts that find only explanation arid apology in i ;t wild enthusiasm, or a still wilder fanaticism that overwhelms alike the rea-on and The conscience.— 'i he wisdom and humanity of a proposition so start ling and monstrous, must seek their parallel and il lustration in the dungeons of the Inquisition, or in the hold of the slave ship, amid the horrors of the "middle passage." Equally reptil- ve to the intelli gent ati'd virtuous sentiment of th- South as well as the North, it should receive the indignnf rebuke of every lovtr of his country—of every friend of justice and humanity. The history of the world and of crime does not reveal a traffic more inhuman and atrocity more horrible. Against a proposition soah hoient, and against the principles it involves, as the representatives of a free people, and :r. their name you should enter their unanimous and emphatic pro test. I he Union o' the States, which constitutes us one people, shoidil be dear to vou—to every American citizen. In ihe heat and excitement of political conte-T— in the whirl of sectional and conflicting interests—amid the nursing of human passions, harsh and discordant \ dices may be heard, threatening its integrity and denouncing its doom ; but in the culm "sober, second thought" oi a patriotic and virtuous people, will be found its security and defence. Foun ded ,n wisdom, and cherished by the intense a:!*<•• Co of pure and devoted patriotism, it will stand, sal* 1 and undisturbed, amid the insane rage o * politi cal demago<*u:-n*, and The fitful howl'ng oi trantic fanaticism; and when it fulh-v-if fall it nui-t—it Will be when liberty and truth, patriotism and (ir rue, in. ve perished. Pennsylvania tolerates no sen timent of disunion—-he knows not the word. Dis union ! "tis an after Thought—a monstrous wish— unborn til; virtue dies." The Enion and the Con stitut on—the safeguard and bond of American Na tionality—will be revered and defended bv every A - m"i, Freeman who cherishes the principles and honors the memory of the iiiu trions founders oi th" Republic. Recognizing our responsibility to Him who con trol- tlsa desrini'-s of nations and of men. and invo king Ins blessing on your deliberations, may order and harmony characterize your -s-sioris, and with -ingle reference to the public good, may your legis lative action, in its character and results, promote the happiness ar.d wellare of the people, and the honor arid prosperitv of the Commonwealth. JAMES POLLOCK. EXECUTIVE CIIS .inn:, | Harrisburg, January 7. IS-TJ. j Terrible Calamity in Washington —.7 Lady Burned fo Death. WASIJINCTOX, Jan. 4.—-The wife of Judge Daniels, of the D. S. Supreme Court, was burn ed to death last night by an accident at the res idence ol' her,husband in Fiaoklin row. The Judge and his ivile had been ont and on return ing home, he went into the library and she re paired to her sleeping apartment, and com menced disrobing preparatory to retiring for the night. ileing very near-sighted, she did r;r>: perceive a candle setting on the hearth, nor the flames that communicated to her chdhing until they completely enveloped her. She then ran from the room shrieking for assistance. Her rapid motion only added strength to the flame®, ami before any effectual assistance could be ren dered, she was terribly burned from head to foot, and her recovery was rendered hope], - , from having inhaled the fire. She died the morning after, lingering eight hours in dreadful agon v. She was a most estimable lady, about ".*>s years ol age, and leaves tuo children, the youngest being only six or eight months old.— She was the daughter ofthe late James Harris of Philadelphia, formerly chief of the bureau of medicine and surgery attached! to (he Navy De partment. This terrible calamity has caused much regret to a large circle of friends and the community at large, who deeply sympathise with the Judge in his bereavement. He was himself burned, but not seriously, while endeav oring to extinguish the flames. Accounts vary with regard to the origin of the accident. One statement is that Mrs. Dan iels was in bed reading by a candle, '.!;•• flume of which communicated to the sleeve of lser' night-dress. A FIXED FACT.—Hurley's S>ar-a|iaril! IS admitted everywhere the only reliable and radical cure I'oi sciofula, enrouie bronchial affection-, incipient phthisic, enlarged liver or spleen, chronic rheuma tism, -croiulons ophthalmia, and all those anomalous • oaqnaint- incident to glandular disease, it is be yond all qiie-tion the mo t searching and purifying medicine that can he used, and well adapted l 9 the removal and pennari-nt cure ol* iho.-e complaint which take their origin in an impure condition of the blood. Aiivorut'. ( Lyons A n 5:: 35:®: At Ptnvsn-'s mil!, in Fiimuls Cove, Jan. Ist, hyth- R v. W. Bradshaw BachMl, Samuel \ Morgait, Esq., to Miss Sarah Ann .-Idest riaiigh- ! ter ol i-j-ard, a .l o! (.olt'ruji) Tcwns'iiji. THE BEDFORD MZETTL lied fiord, Faia. 16, 18*17. Cr, W. Bowman, Editor and Proprietor. '•The Union of lakes—the Union of lands, The Union of States none can sever; The Union of hearts, and the Union of hands, And tlie flag of our Union forever!" I. f*. Seaat9*. election of a Senator oi tbe United serve for si\" years from the .|th of .March next, took place on Tuesday last, and the whole * will.blush to learn the a clear DenflK majority on joint ballot, we bad the right to expect tbe election of a Senator of .the. satne faith— hut, through the downright up'ostacy of three men, (VVAGOXSELUKR and LEIJO, of Schuylkill, and }fc- NFAR of York,) and the disgraceful conduct of srv en other Democrats who pertinaciously refused to support Col. FORNEY, the RKGULAU NOMINHK, our cherished principles have been sacrificed by 'he election of a man whom our opponents only two years ago officially' branded as tbe most degraded jo iiticai gambler in tbe country, charging him wjth having procured the nomination in caucus by rrieijns such as no man possessing a particle oi' honor woijd adopt. In short, SIMON CAMERON was elected!—aid Ft:. JORDAN, as if to senl forever his political inii my, yes, Ft. Jordan, the man who wrote letter afit-r letter denouncing Cameron in The lowest term- of which the English language is capable of giving utterance, (which can be seen by a reference to his mouth-piece here,) and w ho was chairman of tie iNvi.sufiATiNu co:rmiir°e, and author of the pain-i phlet exposing Cameron's enormities, actually voted ' for him ! as diet all the other Abolition member.-. Political profligacy such as this has never before been witnessed by This or any other country. It was, however, a fit cap sheaf to the corrupt combi nations they formed during the late State and Presi dential canvass. But we shall speak more at length) on tiiis point hereafter. G. N'EI.SON ITII, one of the Representatives from our own district, is among the traitors, anq will, whilst he lives, carry a mark which will cause him to he despised and shunned by every honest! Democrat in the District whose dearest interests hej lias trampled beneath his polluted feet. We can conk fluently asseit, for both Bedford arid Fulton coTfhties. that he -tar.ds condemned by every man who voted for him —and, if the sturdy and honest Democratic, Freemen of glorious little Cambria submit to bis co-| a'utiou by which he has handed their interests over to a .corn Know Nothing aw! Clack Republican, then we have mistaken their character for integrity] and devotion to the right, lie, and those who will attempt to justiiy hi- conduct, w ill do so upon the! principle that he was bound to stick to Foster! Who so bound him ? Certainly not the Democracy— lor, whilst they were willing that Mr. Smith should j advocate the nomination of Mr. Foster in caucus, had he told them that he would not support the regu- ! !ar nominre, fairly cho-en, be couhi not have recei ved a true Democratic vote in the three counties.! We are anxious to see what Cambria will say in County or Tow nship meetings, for the press being under the control of the apo tate, will of course sus- tain him. Democrats of Cambria, now is the time to show the stuff of which yon ar,e_ made, and the eyes of the w hole country are turned towards you to see what manner of men yon are. Westmoreland,* county that used to give between two and three thousand Democratic majority, by the treachery an j double-dealing of certain leader-, has been redjiced- to two or three hundred. Ijer Brasses are as honest as ever, and duty now call* upon then , too, to id e in the majesty of their strength, and' proclaim the disgrace ol tiio-e who have so shame fully betrayed them... FoexEVi :t>r twenty IT great leader©! thV Democratic party—a man whose talents arid gehiuin have given him a name imd a fame throughout the land <lnd.*Ktion—a man whose voice has towered a bove all others in proclaiming the glorious truths and principles of Democracy—to be stricken down by creatures delegated to carry out the doctrine- of their party, is a blot uprin common honesty and de cency which has never before tarnished the records of Legislation. Col. acted as a man of honor, and, when be returns home, will receive the plaudit, "we!! done, good and faithful servant." Governor'* I?Ee*?.a£e. d?" We publish the annual m s age o'' Gov. POL- ! t.oi x in ti.e Gazette of to-day, not because it posses-| >es any intrinsic merit, but because it is tonal, whether good or bad, to publish sucii paper-. The ; remarks o! the Governor touching "bleeding Kuj and the "Slave Trade" are not merely lous in themselves, hut entirely out of place. The i (lovenior and his friends could -re nothing hut error.] in the President of the United States in arguing the] Slave question in his annua! message, notvviths'and-1 ing this question has been the standing theme ol ag itation by our opponents in Congress lor a quarter of a century, and now kr brings thi- question before the State Legislature, a body which has r o more to do with it than the man in the moon! The whole country, North am! South, with two or three isolated individual exceptions, having condemned and rejrodi-, ated, in the strongest tern", the recommendation ofi a **Uy to revive the Slave trade, rendered j it liishly important for The Governor of Pennsvlva-'i n:a, in an official paper, to make eeritjus reference To| a question that has no ex-tence.Mh.v. Pollock, in I charging the "officials in 1. ansa- and Washington" with a desire to "force slavery upon a:i unwilling : people," puts upon record ;v fnU-bood which has just been branded as such the Freemen of the i United States at the polls. of the kind ha, ever been made by a Democratic President or a Democratic Congress—a fact which challenges sue-i cessful contradiction. It was bad enough in stump] speakers to perpetrate so glaring a falsehood agamST ; the Democracy, but, when uttered in an official State j paper, it renders its author justly liable to the con tempt of nil men of truth and candor. The Gover nor seems to have abandoned almost entirely the K. N. Humbug by which he was carried intotilce. and hangs himselt to tire tail of Abolitionism—and, as a!i the oflicers selected by ottr opponents in the Sen ate are Black Republicans, every man who contin ues to oppose ihe Democracy, must lake a seat in the Abolition Wagon. There can be to dodging. 1 he only two parties now in existence, are the Dem ocratic and the Abolition, freemen, wh'ch do you choose '? The Governor desires the Legislature to enlighten him on the subject of the Militia, so that the com mander-iti-chie; may not transcend bis- jurisdiction by coming in contact with other departments of the

VV e thought the Supreme Court had been so-fncie Jy explicit on this subject, but some men are vc*m,U,)\ of ! —and perhaps .in 15. laws now in existence would be wejj enough. Ihe better plan, however, would be to blot out all the Militia Laws and Supplements thereto that have ever been passed, and enact an entirely, that can !><• unlet-tood by the masses as well as the Governor. pexxsvlvasi.*. 03^The Pennsylvania Legislate 9se mbletl at Harriobiirg on Tuesday the Oth inst., and organized by. the election of Hon. DAVID Ta' .. \ki- as Speaker j ol' tbe Senate—and Hon. J. Lawn ESC- a GETZ, the a bie and talented editor of the Berks County GazMtr, and Democrat, as Speaker of the House. We give below- the address of each on taking the chair. True to the instincts of the amalgamated luunhugn which control the opposition to the Democracy, the speech of Mr. Taggart is a small budget of vanity and balderdash, meaning nothing. Reversing the I! most solemn professions of Know Xothingistri that J "the office should seek the man, and not the man 7the office,"' this mouth-piece of iilarL Repubiicari ' istr. boast* of having occupied two months ir. stri ving to attain to the Speakership! We know of certain other gentlemen who did the same thin-. One THANHS .JORDAN, who addressed the F;I,.MO:U> TTES of St. Clair lownship, on a certain ona-krt;, "looking fine," also spent two months in a vain en deavor to reach the same place; but, when it came to the test, and the question was priqipymd rf K U that you Sambo /" "No, 'tis Frank," the tari reply, "You're pretty 'fine looking' but you can t come in ! Well, this was right, lor, in strict ju.-tice to l rancis, his cooduct during- the last cam paign was more disgraceful tlra.r'' of any other leaner in the abolition lie proles.-t-d to l>e the very p.liar that supported Filirjore in this county, and denounced, as Itars, in his public speeches, all wno ci.aiged liiiri with Working secreily (or Fremont! Kvery body ki ovvs this to be true; and yet, no soon er was the .state electa on oier, than the Chairman { . of tbißiack Republican committee publi-hc-- a letter written by ibis "line looking" young man at the ve ' ry nrai' he was making the warmest piofe.--.oii> of •leva!ion to Fiimore, in which he says; "You know | my views, lint { am afraid you are a little too last;" Ito adopt the Fremont Flag NOW would injunru>. IN : th blare and, County ticket ! L'nder tue.-e circiuo- I stances, it is somewhat refreshing to find that oven I IJIRCK republicanism revolted at taking so strong a ; do-e as Francis. >l.o speech oi .Mr. Gk-iz contrasts ho; d-onicly ' With that of oi .Mr. Taggart, arid exhibits tbe devo tion to honest principles which foiin the ba-is of the : Democratic" paily. '1 ' -'dr. upon being the .Chair, ' addressed the Senate as follows: I find it veiy difficult to "conjure up'" anything new >ir origins! upon this interesting orca-ion. The j path is so well worn that the green gia-- and tin- , flower* are al! tiampTed into tin- -aith, and nothing I b-tt tor me to tread upon hut the common dust.— i W here the white-headed eagle ha- soared, tier- i- a poor show for hi ids oi le- ser note and feebler li ght. i tru-t : may i - p irdoned for alluding to that m.itti.if icerri biped. it I- an impul-e ol'm; American heart which i cannot restrain, and Would not ir I could. ! : It would tie an affectation of the rankest o,t. to pre tend that lam not pleased, a- weila* - lightly int .m --' kite !, With the po-t you fare a -:gned 'inc. it •wou-d be mors apparent from the fact, that for the jiast two months, I have been notoriously sflivh g to j 1 attain it, i his is a ronfe-sion, perliap-, which none , ff my illustrious preitccesor.- have bad the candor to inuke. I make it, because while lam a Speaker at UK I would be con side ted a Speaker of truth, j; io t.iose who anted me, I ieel deeply grnte af.and oijaH fitting occasions, when gratitude shall . or encroach- upon fairne-s, it'.hall find expression, or :n worths?, but in actions. J arn pain'.jjilly aware, for the first few day -, shali need ydur.utn.o-t i:dt.lg-.ce. if afterward* am ilefic cut. ypu must charge it to my inability, re. cot to a want of effort To merit voiir generosity, will try hard to*preserve good order among yoii, j nd thai *>rru gravity which is so becoming in Sena ors of Pennsylvania. i or two sessions some of us have sat together in his Chamber. and, without distil.ction f natty, our ntercom se ha- been of the triosr"agreeable rharac er: and the appearance of those wlm have ati ly com-Jimoi,g-t us, (some of them rather inn x "W/y), this happy state of things is likely to COM |HHie. n Tocnding high hopes of the advantages which the Jo nmonvvealrii will derive from your -wisdom upon v v *.e <#Wr , nr r,:ini'J fo ■H" nf y ,! f °r your votes, and to all of you for vour k-U wist.e-. ' I Jr. Gety., upon being conducted to the Chair ad diked the House as iollosv g; • t - /./so ctj tin• J£ai/xt of JlcyT'sen'ativ< • : llied by vc.ur favor to the Chair which is vener ea wvuh historic Interest—and Chosen) lam very witog 4 o believe, more out of c rneiu to the aiitnt and influentiai county which ha-sent nie hcithan for any superior merit y >u have disrov "•jri nit—tussore yoo I speak no vain words v. i(l say that a sense ol the grave responsibilities n: t place far outweighs the gratification I feel in J Ihdonor you have conferred upon u,e, and almost | map n. hrinjc from assuming them. But 1 find einiragensent m the reflection which mv short ex j jterjee in this body affords me, that it's members : aralways ready to soppoit Jimir presiding officer in j tbetrformance of hi* <b,ty ; and, identifying their owhgruty wirb-his positirm. to sustain "the Chair j in j embarra-stnents arid difficulties which may iisj Here, at the outset, then—painfully conscious i of j need of them—l throw myself upon your in i dnljice, at.ii bespeak your kindest assi-tance. | Miave met together a-the Representatives of a j ( ojonw.eabh acknowledging no.superior in any ol j tligsential elements which ccn-litu:e the true i eHess of a State, To fake the part assigned - 0 us i by i Con-iitntion. in The enaetment of such law* j as | progress of time, a nil Ihe rhang ng circumstan cesjihe pen; |c have rendered necessary for their mnjal, social and moral wefoire. We are to obli giftiurrelv.-s in the most solemn form that can binhe con-eienre of man, to "perform our duty wilfidelity." i o keep thi- obligation, we must i'.Hvjuustsiitly before us the fact, that we colne -be; lot to enforce our own opinions, or to advance ,| ourp interests, but to do the vv,!l of onr con-fitu ''t ' all thing-just as we know tliey would dolor j therjve , were they fnib pen-e with their repre -1 seiites, atid a-sent b!e in their aggregate capacity * to of the laws. Itiia- been -aid by one skilled in political sci fenc*iar "power i- continually -tealmg from the manj the 'J'he history of the nations of ; 1 1.eWorld affords us an almost unfailing example f ituth. Under our happier form of government, . v. h'Csefy provides for tin- return to the people' at c'j period- and brief interval-, of the power • ? ]"ytut to their representatives, such a transi- I tioiijts with ,-o rrniny interruptions that it at , tiaclyiic notice, and excite- no general appre | nens] But it is, nevertheless, in one form or an o'heip ays silently and secretly going on, ehal leggitthe vigilance of the wariest statesmen to dist'obrtd arrest it. In no way i- tf j thett more j con.njr or extensively practised, tbnn by means ( oi tfjai tons schemes ot private emolument for 1 w h rltporate privileges are con-tantly n-ked, and too r'y granted. pi- a fact which no observant i mnutjdeny, tliat individual right- are abridged ! in "proportion to the extent of the special priv- 5 ; lege.p'ei red upon cs.-orint inns for private gain, j j In,a cinnity like ours, it is true, mean- are re j qifreryievejope our latent resources, fo ter our] i prodtU industry, and minister in various ways to ! | the wof ihe people, which are beyond the grasp I i ol inily,! enterprise, and need the aid ofcombinnd I (utpitaprgv and skill 'or their accomplishment, i I out thjuslance* are few compared with the great ' rT,a s jbjects for which special legislation is soyghtil the expediency or necessity which calls j lor the never so grant as to dispense with the ; irrmosijof such conditions and restrictions upon thifrtjijH contine them strictly to the purpose, of i thsjr cpn, and prevent the grow th of what was j innmhfrrly for the public benefit, into an oppres -iv| anpgerous monopoly. Let i/s, gentlemen, I lie JIO fto the tbpft, in any form, of power by ; 'hPifexqich it isnur bounden duty to guard as the 1 nihilen|it of the many. Tfut 1 before trie oldpr and wiser heads than | mire, vidmonirtt me that it would beeome me latber t|k advice, than to play the part of an ad j vi - 'r. ||l therefore, gentlemen, trespass no fur ; 'lw r upi,r time; but, thanking you, in all sin ctpfty. (p high honor you have done me, will i pvokeetlhce with the duties of my office, confi denlly relying upon your a-siftancu in all difficulties may encounter, and your forbearance in all errors into which inexperience may betray me. Or^'REVENUE COMMISSIONER.—The Judges ot this judicial District met at McCon ne|!.-hiirg on last Monday. aiuTeletted Hon. VV. I. DAuumcjyrY as Revenue Commissioner, antl We congratulate the people upon the selection made, for he w ill certainly do all that •an he done to promote the true interests of the tax payers. ncrk <>!' ihe House. ftV Wo r> j'ice to chronicle the election of Capt. JACOB ZEHM.SE, of I.utier, AS Oik ofthe House af Harrisburg. He is eminently quaii fieii for the If usl, and is one ot liie most'dex-rv -1 ing Democrats in the Stafe. lie will make a worthy successor to Col. JAC K, V ho was one of' the best ch rhs we ever had, and, withal, a gen ' tleinan in the stiirtest sense of the term. ' : Auditor (leneral BANKS has our thanks .j lor a copy of tits AIHII.MT report, which is highly . credo able (o as an officer, and will be , J gratifying to the tax-payers of the Common wealth hv reason o| the iavortihle expose-which he gives of the (inanc-s. SLotc rtiaprir.'Tt'; Jlnd '1 htrteen other choice o\'oi/vete.tirs of the Hurt; by Mrs. CdtROLLVE LEE lIEATZ, ■i'tthor of "Linda" "Reno," .\'ot Bridef "Marcus WttrhnJf "Ro bert (truhumf iS*c. <S'c. complde in one huge duodecimo volume. , ner/th/ hot/rut in doth, for J line Do!!or tin t twenty tic. Cents/ in I two vol urns, paper cover, for one JdSyij.r : i i' now in I'rc-- arid will be [lublisbed on Saturday j | January 31, iS'7. Copies of either edition of the I work will bp sent to any part of the United States, j live ol postage, on rtmitting the price of tbe edition I hey wis!., to the publisher, in a letter. Address , T. J'. PETF.RSOX, No. I OH, Chestnut street. Phil . .'u.elphia. Ihe work is highly recommended by the ; Courier, who says that a ht-h moral charm ! j pervades all the stories in this volume. PtQCfralic least? ."Ire A M;.sv A1 ■••!iii-r of the D-mociacv of B-d --. Pi *■ •nitty v.'li! he held ill the Colli t flullse, in Berjlotd, on Monday evening of the ap j proacliing ''ourt, h* iug the 9th day of IVbma-. • t : : ?[ir">nt '■• • • to ?ft* Slate (' :f) V efi ti Hi which M'jlf :)ssi*rri!ite in Harris urg; on the I •-') of .March r..-xf, to nominate candidates fhr irovc;, Sojirenie Judge and Canal ComiTiis sloner, at, . the impm tatice of trie occasion calls or the jii-.s-nce <;f every Denaicrat in the coo.*'.! v, who can make it suit to attend. In nudihon to tiiis, let a voice he proclaimed by the freemen of Bedford County, which will cause onr traitorous representative to feel the • 1 1 h'ree of the odium lie fas recklessly brought upon himself. As we have a Bi-othonr.tary, Sheriff and Trea sure! p. elect next (all. in addition to the other oliicej's annually ejected, let us open the cam paign on this occasion in a manner which will pr- s nt an earnest of triumphant success. llallv freemen from every hill and valley ia the county. Eternal vigilance is tht> price of li ly. \ m have just struck down the ser pent ,-i r.o'itioh, But no sooner have von done this than you have been betrayed fv those w horn V O l cherished as your own "children. J- -V.T'W W - 'rt-w.v*rv*t J. f<r\ • : ; ,h rv ' • ■r" JoV"' ' - b' U'Z.y# ?{ e DIED, On the evening n: the fit!) inst. Mrs. ELIZABETH blL\ JR. in The fvld year of age. 'l'tie deceased .■. •I, been .'or a long number ol yais •< member ol the Fie-byte.-iioi church ol Bedford. There was much Higher character to inspire affection. She was an e miii'-ut Ciir-tn.n as wejf a a kind neighbor am! rytnjuith.s r g friend. Her faith in God was unwav ering. His n arked kindness to her in lime past, of Which she often spoke with a heart overflowing with graf, was t„ („. r in declining yeats- a sufficient guarantee that the hand which had led her thus far ill her p Igriniage would bring her in safety to its termination. "Surely goodne-s and mercy shall lol lovv me all the nays of my life and 1 -hall dwell m to house oi the Lord forever." She was warmly attached to her friends, whose kindness she said had been great, and their attentions during her siekriess inn• -tcnttnig, but she le|t that it would be tar better to depart and he w ih Christ. Site longed to join the innumerable company of angels and the sp.rits of pis! men made perfect, and to .ee ,n his glorified -Hilly the Mediator of the .New Covenant, Hence, I -'•e received joviuliy the summons to go up higher, i! >-r end win peace. Calmly she entered the sha dowy vale under the conduct of the good Shepherd, 11 "Crfitrilv that we thought her sleeping when she '•She dies as ce's the morning star, which goes X it down behind the darkened \V'e-t. nor hides, Obscured amid the tempest of the sky; i>ut meits away into the light ot Heaven. " T. a. E. In Monroe township, Bedford County, ofi liti'-." ring Consumption, which she hore wilh Christian resignation, in the hope of a blissful immortality, <>: i the 6th ins!., R ac hel Nvcutn, daughter of the late Jonathan Xvcnm, aged t2S yea is, S months, il days. _ APPEALS. Notice is hereby £iver) to the taxahlevirfliabit ants ol Bedford county that an appeal will he ii'dd by the County Commissioners at the com missioners office in the borough of Bedford on the days specified, to wit: for the Townships oi Hopewell, St. Clair, Lnion, Middle ami South VVoodberry,' on Mon day the 3d day of February next-. for the 1 owiiships of Broadtop, Liberty, Monroe, Last and West Providence, on Tues day the 3d day ol February next. _ r),r 'be I ownsiiips ot Co I era in, Cumberland valley, Harrison, Londonderry and Southamp ton, ;>n Wednesday the 4-tli daV x?f February next. ■ - And for the Townsfctps of Bedford, Juniata, Napier, and the Borough of Bedford and Schells burg, on I hursdav thf sth d3y of February next. - %, ' Wben and where all persirls or corporators, foelin® themselves aggrieved ,nt the enumera 'ion and valuation of their taxable property and effects, pursuant to the several acts of Assembly, are requested to attend and state their grievan ces for redress, according to law. CA DIVA LA DER EVANS, WILLIAM WHETSTONE, H. J. BRUNER, Commissioners. Attest—H. NICODEMUS, Clerk. Commissioners Otlice, Jan. 16, 1557. REGISTER'S NOTICE. -Notice l herety giver, to nil persons interested ;be IIS creditors or otherwise/ that the 'l!„ " named persons, have filed t !,e lr accounts ,r Olf.ce Which will he prated totK T?" Lv'of Feh ° f b " ,,!, " rri Cnun, >> " 1 firfay U,? t t : a> of 1 ebrunry next, tor conlirmat,,.,, at wh time-they may attend ,/ thoy thi, It p top e r Wh,Ch I he account of Alexander, ThonL and l„h king, F.xor-. ot the la-t will „i ■ Ii- n ; ol VVet Providence Township dec. '* te 'I he a count of Geo. 51. Span..' P an „, . i Thomas Keeffe, !a'e„| Bedford Bomu-hE de C '° ! i heaccouut !Cyrus Ober, adm'r of .} acob n , .ate o, South Wood be ■iv Township dec Ibe account of 0. L\ Shannon, a dm'r de h, ; S.l? br,sn,,a Aw,er6on > lat " ol 8 ct " Tow,!!! The account of Danl. B. Witegarver f „ r- Gordon and Amanda lldnmu-r,' AI ,ICM' dren of John W. Hammer, <!ec. h,U .he account of Francis Hon*hoe. adm'r of James Donahoe, late ol Soutliampton Town.hip. dee. iC. !** account of Win, F.a/er, acting adm'rot Wrr, 1 ,*!. - v ' . p -'unia'a Township, dec. i!> L."VI" al 21' u ' iri - adm'r ol Geor-e Kork, late ol Napier Township, der. j the account ol Kiias Gutnp, F. q. trustee to ei| j he Real Estate o, John Feigbt, late oi Colerau j I owiiship, tl^r. ! rv, 1 Samuel Brown, sorvivine i: or of ! ;" las . W ' &C - ° ,J late ol Bedford township, dec. .mora The account of Frederick Smith Guardian of Mary Ellen hmaht minor daughter ol John Feight late „ ' Colerain Township, dec. The account of Hugh Wilson tru-tce to -/41 SJiyv:: ° tho w,uon ia,e *" •tLimpton The account of Jo-iab Miller and John TafWtv adm'rs ol John Lafleriy late of J un ; a „ Tow ; ,h',p The account of Robert Elder adm'r of John i isicoilemt.s late of Wuodherrv Town.hip, dec The account of Jos,ah M.llcr Esq. one of the !h"l q", °' I)ar '"' l >,oser °f Londonderry Town I 1 lie account of John and Sarnoe) Snider, adrn'rs of Adam Snider late of UV.-t Providence Township The account o' David Long adm'r ofHenrv Hpfrn-k latol South VVoo<fbtrry Towrjgbip J^e. i heaccouut o! Aaron Reed Kxor. of t-ae last Will and testament of Dr. Wm, W. Reed late of South Woodberry Township, <!ec. i * c, ' ount f Laiahaml Uriah Conly atlm's of Albm Conly late of Napier Township, dec. : The account of' Sum I. M. Boor acting Kxor. of the !;>-t will &e. of' .Michael Fiaor, late ol Cumber' idi:d \ alley Township, dec. i). wash aba ugh. r> "' Register. Ki i.ister't Or'Kior, Jan. 16, 15.",7. ffiiOK SiS I.V virtue of sundry writs of Fi. Fa tome directed there will he sold of the Court House, i ! '" J '"trough of Bedford, on Monday, the 9th chiy c-f February, ISn7, at I o'clock, p. M the following: dtscfihnl Real Estate to wit; ' One Tract of land containing 147 acr.- s or J. ss, about a.i act>s cleared and under f-*:ice. With W Story and a ha If Log Bouse, and !/>.: Stable thereon erected, also a small apple Orchard thereon, adjoining lands rd' David Pore, Abraham Morgart, and others, situate in Cast Providence Township, Bedford County, and taken in execution as the proper! v of Wil liam Litla. Also one other tract of land containing 47 acre;.-, more or less, about 18 acres under fence, with 2 Two story Lot Houses thereon erected, adjoining lands of George J], Kay, John King, and others, situate in Hope well Township, Bedford County, and taken'in execution as the property of Preston Brilesand Alilford Jam | A No, one other tract of land containing 150 : acres, mor e or less, about 100 acres efeared and under fence, with a Two story Log House, Tenant House, and Double Log ' Barn thereon erected, also an apple Orchard thereon, adjoin ing lands ol Lane's heirs, Hopewell Jron oc j Coal Gompong, ami others. AI.<o, one other tract of land containing 475 j acres, more or less, about 10 acres cleared" and | under fence, adjoining lands of the above, and j all situate 4 in Broad Top Township, Bedford County, ann taken in execution as the property ot James J. McElheny and John Daumher ty. A!s >, one iof of ground fronting 30 feet on the Bedford and Chambersburg turnpike road, and extending back about :4(io feet to the Ravs tiMvn BrnnCh ol the Juniata river, with a Two Story Frame Carriage Shop, jfh Brit k Build ing attached thereon erected, adjoining lots of Abraham Weise] on the East, and lot of Michael Weisei f)n the West, situate in Bedford Tuwn > op, Bedford County, and taken in execution as the property of William Weisei. Also, all ot Deft. Henry Wood, his right ti tle and interest, in and to":} lots of ground, j n the Borough of Bedford, situate on the South Side of Pitt Street, containing 120 feet in Iront, •in I running hack ahout 25(J feet, numbered in •reiteial plan of said Bdrough as Nos. island 18 5, and having thereon erected a Two Storu- ■ and a halt Stone Dwelling House, and War*" I '' House, and also three Brick Offices, and Stone Stable thereon, adjoining lot of Jacob Reed on the Last, and lot of George Blymire on the VV est, and taken in execution as the property of Henrv Wood. Also, on tract o( land containing 136 acres, more or less, about l't() acres cleared and under fence, With a two story Log House, and Double Log Barn t h—r>ta erected, also an apple otchard thereon, adjoining lands of William Clark, Thomas Jones, and others, situate in St. Clair township, Bedford County, and taken i:i exe cution as the property of William Sleek and Philip Sleek. HUGH MOCRE, Sheri/T. Jan. 16, 1857. LIST OF CAUSES Put down for Trial at February Term, 1557, (9th day.) John King vs Melford James. Hezekiah Cheney vs VVm. P. Schel! et al. James .M. Reynolds vs. S. M. Barclay's ad'r. John May vs John Shoaf. Jacob Stoeckenius vs Dane I B. Troutman. Joshua Filler vs Samuel Williams. ! George W. Anderson vs David Over. Peter V\ ertz fs Marv Kerr et a't. j VVm. Patterson's heirs vs David Patterson, j Limber A. Moore vs Espv L. Anderson. John Bowser vs Samuel Whetstone et al. John \V. Duncan arid wife vs D. Diltz et al. David Whetstone \s John Bowser etal. Jos/Gregnry's admr. vs VVm. Stnckev. Catharine Coleman's heirs vs. D. Sttrover. A. VY\ Stoner vs. Patrick Burns. James Leasnre vs. Ahvv Boylan. Dan I. Berkhimer et al. vs Henrv Tout et al. Bells, Pusey_& Co. vs. Locke It Snider. D. WASH ABA UGH, Prot'y. January 9, 1857. —The undersigned desirous of reducing their slock—in order to make room for Spring supplies, will offer purchasers the best bargains ever seen in Bedford. Call and vou can save mo tie v. A. B. CRAMER & CO. Jan. 16, 1557.