Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, March 5, 1858, Page 2

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated March 5, 1858 Page 2
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THE BEDFORD liIZETTE. (Icdtbi'd, March •, i B. F. Meyers & G. B. Bwifori Editors. THE IHCIIVVV\ € S>l 85 WILL MEET AT THE COURT HOUSE ON SATURDAY ivr ew, 13r! inst. THE FOR MATION 7 OF A TICKET FOR Tin: SPRING ELECTION WILL HE PART OF THE BU SINESS BEFORE THE CLUB. JOB MANN, President. THE SPUING ELECTION- Our Democ. a'ic friends in the dUTerent elec tion districts ot the county, must not forget to be prepared for the coming Spring ehction.— The enemy is wide awake, rlepend upon it.— See to your nominations, then lore, and that you are properly organized. \V e look to the township or.;l borough vigilance committees to attend to this work. Let it oe done without fail. THE LKCOMPTUS < o\Si ITITIOS. The Abolitionists sav that it Congress shsii admit Kansas into the f n>n wi'.h the Lecomp ton Constitution, it \\ b! force upon the people of that Territory a 1-rm of government under which they are unwilling to live. lliis is not true. There is n > forcing about it. The facts connected with the- I motion of the Lecompton Constitution, of themselves, afford a complete refutation of this false assertion, ti< • 1 territor ial Legislature, recognized by every Democrat in the counli v as a legal body, passed an act in the summer of lSoo, authorizing the holding I ofati election throughout theTerrilory for the ; purpose of taking the sense of the people on the subject of forming a State government, prepar atory to admission into the Union. The elec tion was held and resulted, by an overwhelm ing vote, in favor of having a Convention to f rm a Constitution. In pursuance of this election the Territorial Legislature, in February lSr>/, passej a law providing for the taking of a census of the people, making a registry of the qualified voters, and for electing delegates to the Con stitutional Convention which the people had decided should be held. This law was fair and just in every respect. It gave a whole month's time after the closing of the registry by the officers appointed to make it, for those voters who were not registered, to cail upon the pro bate judges of their respective counties, and have their names added to the registry lists of which those officers were the depositaries. It also required that copies of such lists should be posted in public places, so that those whose names were omitted in the registry, might see the omission and have it corrected. That this law was fully and fairly executed, so far as it w as possible, by the officers conim issioned to do it, (four counties, in which those officers were best men in Kansas. That a large majority ot the voters ol Kansas were registered and invest ed, with the piivilige of voting for delegates to the Constitutional Convention, is beyond dis- pute. The fuel thai the* highest number of voti s ever polled in the Territory, was only twelve thousand , (which was cast at an election held six months after the registry was made, during which time the population had vastly increased) and that the number of registered voters, was nine thousand tuo hundred and fifty one , shows conclusively that such was the case. There fore, in voting for delegates to the Constitution al Convention, we maintain that a large major ity of the people of Kansas bad the privilege of freely expressing their wishes :n regard to all questions involved in the formation of their State government. That majority could have elected such delegates to that Convention ss would have represented their wishes. Here there was a fair opportunity given to the peo ple ol Kansas to ascertain the "will of the ma jority." Here the privilege was given the Abolitionists to crush out forever, in Kansas, the institution of slavery. Here the people might have so acted, (by instructing the dele gates to their Constitutional Convention to that effect) that every part of the L -compton Con stitution would have been submitted to them for their ratification. But heie, through the rebelliousness of the Abolitionists, the pent . of Kansas made the great mistake that h.v brought all the present trouble upon the coun try. They would not vote. Only / > thou sand of the nine thousand two hundred anil fifty one registered voters, took part in the eh ction of delegates to the Constitutional Convention. The majority allowed this minority to choose representatives for them. It is owing to their own act—it is that majority's own fault there fore, it the Lecornplon Constitution does not suit them, it id they voted for delegates to the Convention that formed that Constitution, they might have reason to complain) as it is they should be silent in shame, lime-, we sav, thai if Congress admits Kansas with the Le compton Constitution, it will not force any form of government upon the people of that ten ilory, but will only accej t that which those people themselves have regularly and legally adopted. O" The late attempt to assassinate the Em peror Louis Napoleon, of which we published an account a few weeks ago, is said to have been made hy the agents of a secret society called Ihe Carbonari , of which the Emperor at one time was a n.-.-nmer. This society, the t story goes, u.-M-r f :gives a recusant number f an d, therefore, will surely repeat its attempt f upon Louis Napoleon. UjfTh e majority of the Committee on Terri tories, of the U, S, Senate, have repotted in fa .f vor of the - "mediate admission of Kansas under the L- enmphm Constitution. We shall endeavor to lav their report before our readers nest week. jjjS! The Proposed "Sale" of the State Canals, j A bill has lately been introduced in our State Legislature which proposes to "sell" to the Sun bury and Erie Railroad Company the Canals belonging to the State of Pennsylvania. We last week took occasion to denounce this mea sute as a swindle of the Commonweal!li and surprise at the fact that any man calling himself a Democrat could prove so rec reant to his principles as to aid in pushing it forward. We, now, intend giving a few rea lm- !>r our opposition to this bill, which are substantially, First. Tiie price nl which the Canals are of fere;', is entirely too low, and the terms of ravin -lit such as would make the "sale" ot no actual benefit to the Commonwealth. Secondly. The Company to which it is pro posed to sell the works, is bankrupt, having been incorporated many years ago, and having re ceived magnificent donations, and w iihal hav ing entirely failed in the prosecution of its pro ! jeCt. Thir l!;/. It is almost certain that the Canals can be soli! to other parties with great advan tage to the State, there having been nearly as much offered for the Delaware Division alone, as the sum which the bill under consideration fixes as the price of the whole o 1 them. There are other reasons, equally potential with those enumerated, why every good citizen should feel inimical to this measure; but those which we have given are sutiicient to justify any epithet of opprobrium by which it may be called. Those reasons alone brand it an in iquity—show it to be the shameless scheme of corrupt and conscience-less men. Lei Demo ciats wash their hands of the business. > AS WE PREDICTED. A few weeks ago we said that it was proba ble that the Free State men of Kansas would yet ask to be admitted into the Union under ihe Lecompton Constitution. We, now, have abundant evidence ol the fact that it is their wish to be thus admitted. The Kansas Herald of Freedom , the leading Free State paper in the Territory, has come out in favor of speedy ad mission. It says, let Kansas be admitted under the Lecompton Constitution anil let the repre sentatives ol the people by virtue of that Con stitution, assemble and elect the two United States Senators, and the "agony will be over." Ciher advices from the Territory confirm this to be the feeling of the peaceful Free State men. The fanatics under the control of Jim Lane and | his compeers, are, of course, not included in this class. They are opposed to admission, be cause they want the Kansas embroglio to con tinue for an indefinite period, knowing that whenever it is peacefully settled, their occu ' pation will be gone. Those who, now, are hos tile to the admission of Kansas under the Le compton Constitution, have rio sympathisers in •!. .. \ ;/ ; • \ assamtinv who ate ? ant) cv trr tIUN t* UffM ? j against the peace ar.J prosperity of its peo -1 iAi\ 110W IT IS DON K. The Philadelphia Evening Bulletin , a vio lent Anti-Lccompton paper, says that the letter pioduced before the late Anti-Lecompton meet ing hell in that city, which the managers of that meeting pretended to have received from Gov. R. J. WALKER, was not written by G v. WALKER, but was manufactured to order by certain other gentlemen. This is hut a speci men of the trickery with which the latter day Kansas shriekers get up their thunder. Their newspaper organs have any quantity of anony mous correspondents under cover of whose fic titious signatures, they publish any quantity of lies. Th* ir speakers insist upon falsehoods and iterate and re-iterate them, alter th. y have been exploded into atoms. And this is the way they raise the "tremendous opposition" to ,\L. Bu chanan's policy, about which they talk so largely. That "tremendous opposition" will in the end turn out like the "nineteen disfranchis ed" paper "counties" in Kansas and the "bogus Walker letii r to the Philadelphia Anti-Lecomp ton meeting —it will be ju-t no opposition at a!!. (tF"Thal excel lent Democratic journal, the Philadelphia Jlr~us, has lately been enlarged and greatly n pro-d in appearance. The Jlr~ rue is doing no! ! service in the cause of De mocracy and d-serves She patronage of the par ly. Democracy of Pike county, have passed fsolu: i us ■ dorsing the Kansas policy t;l the National A!. i-tration. "Old Ruck" is triumphant in P.- irisylvania. ; .""Tin* L)finoci..'s ol Bulier county, through their County Committee, have spoken out in favor of MR. BCCIIANAN'S recommendations concerning the admission of Kansas. The Sentiment of Dauphin County. The clan who oppose the President's policy with regard to Kansas, have iterated and re iterated so frequently that ninetenlhs of the i Democracy of Pennsylvania were hostile to the ! admission of Kansas under the Lecompton Constitution; the Philadelphia Press, and a few journals in the interior, have been so posi tive to the same effect, that we have taken pains to thoroughly ascertain the feeling in Dauphin county. We, as others, have been more or less influenced by the oft-repeated declarations of such politicians as are found in large cities and State Capitals, so as at one time to believe tfi3l while following the cause which our judgment dictated, we weje writing sentiments antagonis tic to the ideas held in the county where we reside. Hut conversation with the honest yeomanry of the country, the rnen u ho, at a distance from a city's turmoil, calmly and dis pi.sionat. lv consider great national questions, convinced us that the Democracy of Dauphin county is overwhelmingly detenr.ined to sup port the President of their State and choice.— Patriot and Union. KANSAS IX TIIE STATE SENATE. Our readers art* well aware that we have from the beginning protested against the dis cussion of Kansas affairs in our Slate Legis lature. We cannot believe that it is proper (or the Senators and Representatives oi Penn sylvania to consider a subject which has noth ing to do with the affairs of Pennsylvania. But the Abolitionists differ with us concerning thi matter. Tbev deem the allairs of Kansas to hi of paramount importance to the people of Penn s\lvania. They must have "Bleeding Kansas on the legislative tapis ; its "wounds" must b manipulated and poulticed and bound up, thoug Bleeding Pennsylvania may lie groaning an fi iendless until some Democratic good Sarnai i tan comes along and takes compassion on hei condition. But the eagerness oi the Abolition j iststoget Kansas before the Legislature, ha, received a decided chock. ine resolution on th • subject in the State Senate, wer j referred to a Committee of seven, composed c four Democrats and three Abolitionists, ol wine CifAULEs R. BUCKALEW was chairman. On tlvj 2lAh ult., MR. BUCKALEW from this Selet | Committee, made a report recommending /it' immediate rid minion of Kansas under the I:-, campion Constitution, Tlie report is unjo swerable in its arguments in favor of the recma mendation which it makes. It proves tfiai tin people of Kansas can at any time after the; admission into the Union, abolish their Consi tution. It shows that we, at present, live uudt ; a Constitution which never was submitted o j us lor ratification, and that the people of tlr Union never ratified the Federal Constitution by a direct vote upon that instrument. We make the following extracts which speak hi themselves : The objection that the constitution is oj changeable until 186-r, is fully answered by tie citation already made from Pennsylvania con stitutional history. We may conclude that -anic power will . xist in the people of Kansis ' to change their constitution through a regular . ! process, as that exercised by our own people in j changing the constitution of 1776. The casus " It 1 are alike upon the question ul power, and tie one is solved by the decision of the other.— Any one who accepts our Pennsylvania piac tice as regular and lawful, w ill not doubt tint, upon admission, the* people of the new Sialeot Kansas will have power, through a convention, to amend or change altogether their fundamei tal law, retaining in any case its republican j form. i'his power stands upon the solid founda i tion where our fathers placed it ; and upon gen- I eral grounds of reason where a constitution pro ' vides for its own amendment, the mode or time |so provided cannot be exclusive, unless others ! are expressly prohibited. I Every presumption should be made in favor 'of popular right in legal instruments of govern • men!, and the power of changing them must ! remain entire unless expressly limited or lor j bidd> n. The Kansas constitution does not for i bid amendment before ISo 1 and it docs contain ! a declaration of popular power over cons'Jtu j to i*vm sTritiiaV^ft'tiie present one. *#**#* The Territorial Legislature passed a law for taking the ol the people upon the ques tion of a convention to form a constitution, and subsequently, on the 19th ol February, 1857, ; passed a law for the ejection ol delegates to the : convention. Both these acts obviously conteni : plated the possession of general power by the | convention. In neither was there any limita tion or restriction whatsoever. And the del egates having been elected in view of these 1 laws, possessed the power of forming and enact- I ing a constitution, subject only to the ratilica : tion of Congress, as heretofore shown. The act of February, 1857, upon examination, appears to he entirely fair ami just, it extends the right of suffrage to every bona fide inhabitant of the territory on the third Monday ol June, 1857, who, being a citizen ol the l. nited Stiles and over t went v-one years of age, shall have resided jj n ' three months in the county where he offers to vote ; and provides adequate penalties against illegal voting, fraudulently hindei nig a fair ex pression of lire |)pu!ar vote, and unlawful at tempts to influence the electors. And as a fur ther guaid against fraud, and to secure theelrc tvie franchise from prostitution, a registration ol the voters is required to be compiled from a census previously taken by the shei iff and their deputies. The census returns are to he ffied in the office of the probate judges, showing the number of qualified voters resident in the coun ty or district, on the first ol April, and to he jxisted in public places. And the probat-judge from the time ol receiving them, is to hold his court open until the first of May, for the pur pose of collecting them, by adding names or striking out those improperly inserted. P.o vision is also made lor vacancies in the office of sheriff, by authorizing the probate judge to act in his place ; and in case of vacancy in both offices, the Governor is to appoint some compe tent resident citizen to perform their duties.— The other details of the act are equally unex ceptionable, and tend to the production of a fair and honest election. It is to be further observed upon this acl, that voters omitted from the census would have lull notice of the omUsion, and ample opportu nity to have their names added, by the probate judge, to the register of names. Full time is also afforded for the proceeding. But it is no torious and umJetried that the great body of those who did not vote at the subsequent elec tion in June, withheld themselves from enu meration and registry, and instead of assisting the oliicers, as good citizens should have done, interposed ail possible obstacles in their way, extending in some cases to actual intimidation and force; because they denied the authority of the Territorial Government and laws, and in tended by tlreir conduct to refuse a recognition of them. Vet over nine thousand names were registered, ait hough many who were registered, and in favor ola convention, diJ not vote for delegates, as in many, if riot most of the districts there was no si-riotia opposition to the candida tes named. But the case is even yet stronger than these facts make it. A part of the nine teen counties, so often spoken of, were wholly without inhaoitairts : they were counties upon paper established in expectation of future settle ment. Beside these, most of the counties com posing the nineteen had an inconsiderable pop ulation ; settlements in them having just begun. It is said that four only of the whole number had any considerable papulation, and that these were the very ones where the Topeka party fcvere strong, interposed resistance to the law, j desired nor attempted to qualify : jind reco* for voting at the election. It > s not j ■LI do nieno s , ; nto m jnute details nor to ] ; r- L . n K.ti y , Mlp Ves remote or immediate, which; :*ed bloo.l-<raf . , , •e. I rornmt iiatioii to (hat as well as othei ter although such inquiry would sts£" eT *~df~be general conclusions alieady "ta ted. .As far as the objection to the powers and ' proceedings of tlie convention, on llie ground of narrowness of suflrage in the election ol the members is concerned, that man who would re- _ main an objector, after the foregoing statement, would remain unconvinced by the production ol I anv fact or argument whatsoever. "*A* * * * If there be fault upon the part of the govern ment with reference to ibis insurgent and mis guide;! population, it ii that they have been treated with extremel. nieficy and forbearance, illv requited by continued turbulence and re sistance to authority upon their part. And j that the appeal should now be gravely mad -, in j their behalf, fx the rejection of a legal consti ■ lotion and the continuance of excitement and ' disorder in the Ten it or v until they shall be

I pleased to subside into order and regularity, n ay ; he classed among the curiosities of faction.— ■'•With equal propriety might theappeal be made ! i„ behalf of the insurgents of Utah against the ! attempt to enforce upon them the jurisdiction | anil authority of the United States. jDKWMRUV \M> Bnn\\U\ TRIUMPH-. *\T 1\ tlll&iKK 101 M V ! The Democracy of Chester county assembled in County Convention in West Chestei, yester day, to elect del*ga* s to the 1-th ot March Con vention, and elected the following delegates to , I the Stale Convention I)'. a vote of 50 for and 20 . against : C<>l. Samuel Holman, Dr. E. C. IN ans,; and YVm. Wheeler, Esq. All three of these} i delegates were voted for on strictly National ■ Administration gr- unds. The skies are Uright in sight of Wheatland, and in part of the Congressional Di>trict for merly represented hy the pa! 11 ! President Oi ■ our choice. 7ne following strong and whole-! • s >me Democratic resolutions were adopted hv a very large vote, hut few v .ting against them : 1. Resolved, That the election of James Bu-1 s chanan to the Pr Tubncv of the United States , was a signal pro >f of the patriotic impuTs- s of i I the American p op!. , who are pledged now and I forever to the Union, and that in discharging | the duties of his high office he has been true; - | and steadfast to the principles embodied in the - • national platform? < f the Democratic party : has , ' known no .North, no v oath, no E.t-f, no West, |fj but ev!n!ut d at! uprightne: , wi.-iiun ansl firm , ness which must ter;d to allay sectional anim ■•<- ities, speedilv a-iju.-l ail distracting pu ; . or ques tions, strengthen Hie pillars of our nation :1 edi fice, an ! demonstrate the Democrat •• ' he as heretofore, tfi ■ ■ ;r.k m w' o * the peace, order and ueifui of t..• -II | 2. RrSolvd, i hat .•■ Oingllitii ,h t.e ji. ople 'of Pennsylvania on Sue defeat di> ; Repub Uranism and. Know-Nothingism by the election ;of William !-'. Parlor t j the cilice f Cover no i his inaugural programme -> Mat • ; rcy, *nd his ; prompt and jn.-t ex. rcise of ti: 1 vet . p -vv t, me. t | our warm A appro!)*' i >n, and i - lrage us • look to hius ith confidence i" • m!i an admin istration cs will advance the pu ,ic welfare and protect the inter ' - •■! !!ie Com. on wealth an: ' g7n™pTbg r'orpo r at' on*■• ' ' an : 3. Rrsolved , that we cordial!* approve of the patriotic, mn'y and D-n - .ciatic course of I HOflinited States Senator, William liigler, in | his a' !* (!.-f. ,nie of Pre-.dent Buchanan andlh. i National Ad: ini-' ration. BEAVER CUI Ml lOIUCRAt'Y. | The Democracy of B aver county held theii ! meeting on Tuesday > vetting t > arc tint <!< !■- J gates to the fourth of .M uch Convention. Judge , | Cunningham and Col. J. A. Si oals, wire ap- : | pointed delegates, art resolutions 'unnnimou&ly j 1 passed strongly endorsing the course of the j j National Administration, and f it of S nalor ! ; f'igler. Instructions for Major Lvnch, of !• is | county, for Canal Commissioner, were also j passed unanimously. The people m every section of the Stale are! ! beginning to understand and appreciate the j President's curse, and are nobly sustaining i him in his patri ilic efforts to rid the country j of the great and perplexing sectional agitation i which now detracts it. Pi/tsbur g Union. nr.uuviii: ",nv\i;s n\u/' au-xiiH;. "I ne Delaware (. >iinty Convention, repr s mt jing-ja portion of the constituents ot Hon. Jno. Hickman, adopted resolutions that th. ir '-conti j deuce in Mr. Buchanan was not only confirmed, but increased t by his policy and executive rrc j ommert'lnt iiius" and that no man was "bet!< r j i qualified to allay the spirit ot disunion and re-, j bellion pervading the country; that they take! pride in his ability and independence upon all j : questions ot foreign and do ma He policy,"' and ; wound up with this s'itigtr: i Rexo.'wl, That cordially approve tiie de-! ; corous, manly and truly Democratic course of! our t nste, | Si .i.e.; Senator, Win. iitgl< r, in his defence of the PriVidenf and the National Ad-i ministration against the assaults of Abolition j fanatics and the more to be despised opposition j I of recreant Democrats, who are giving "aid ! j and comforV to t.Vir late political and abusive ' ! villifiers. L.inrasStr futility endorses Buchanan. One of the null gratifying results of the pres- ! fnt struggle in our State is the unanimous en-! dorsemeut of the President's Kansas policy by | tlif Democratic Convention ot Lancaster Coun- ! tv. The friends and neighbors of Mr. BIVIIAN-j AN have thus testified their continued confidence ! in the wisdom of his political course, the pnritv i of the motives by which ire has been governed in his endeavors to brim* Kansas into the Union : under the L'-co npton < Constitution, and thus end I at once and forever the ditiiculties which have ! too Ions; distracted that unhappy country. The' Democracy of Lancaster County deserve infinite J credit for their adherence to the President at this critical juncture in the affairs of the Na-! tio n.— P tansy I van in n. [Special Dispatch to the Daily tfeiuisylvanian ] i Union anil Snyder Counties for the National Administration. SEu.NsoaovE, Peb. 23, 1858.—The Confer ees of Union and Snyder counties, at their meet-I ing to-day, to instruct their delegates to Fourth ' of March Convention, emphatically endorsed the ! President's views in regard to the admission of ; Kansas under the Lecompton Constitution. B. j uvtence cwrtv foe kcimar. The Democratic County Convention of Law rence County, met at New Castle, on the 23d inst.,and after selecting Delegates to the 4ib of March Convention, adopted a series of reso ld ions endorsing the Kansas policy of Mr. Buchanan, and instructing their Delegates >o vote for similar resolutions in the Slate Con j vent ion. Titt* Doifcu of the Dmrlfrs. The design ol the few Democratic j• iitiri ! ans in Pennsyltwa who have tlougbed * ft fiom the great nl none , but, ca >n the Kansas (jn> - ti m and unjustly accused the President of up setting the plat four, on which he was nominated,' is every day becoming clearer, and he must be • blind indeed "who does not see that tlie f>bj ,- rt , of these malcontents is to carry over to the Re publican party a sufficient number of Democrats to give that party lif>* enough to stars i up l j j another tight against the Democracy. ; at-j ; I those politicians ol the V\ lug party v. £ „> QI. ■' for plunder and not for principles, fum/.. ao*"' organization broken up t!i• • grettl b.tHJe of IS;V2, they called t i limit ai.l a few disappointed Democrats, in conjunction with wliotn th v brought forth that political monstrosity, th-: Know .Nothing party, Patterning alter th-ir example, the corrupt and cunning leaders of the almost defunct Republican party in Pennsyl vania have firmed a close alliance with a few Democtats whose '-vaulting an-. 1 if ion iiat o'er- j leapt itself," and together tiiey are laboring for the reorganization of tlie dangerous sectional party so signally r inted b\ the National Democ rat \ in 1 S-Vd. The nbjt-ct of the little sqtia lof : embittered des< rters from the Democratic ranks, j who are now emptying the vials id their itnpo- I teat wt ath upon the President's hea 'as become so plain that many honest Democrats who were j at first disposed to lean against the a '.mission of Kansas under the L-compton Constitution, are now heart and soul with the National a;!min istration. It is lobe hoped that no Democrat is now so blind as not to perceive that the on!) way to preserve the integrity of the Democrat ic party, is to stand jjraight up to our Dern-v ; cratir President, who is - xerting himselfto give peace to the iountry by lb-- early admissi mof I Kantis. Ttte Dem >crat who tl*-.s-rts his Pres-j i.| -in and tin- .rr at mass of his imrty now, will ei;e 1 mj (in I hinfSelf as badly -old as those con- | ijJiyir Democrats uho suffered tin ttiselvcs to be . ' persuaded to take an "inside view of "ii/7?i. There is no longer room i>r a rt.Tdle coui.e. j \ 'l'jii' < hoice is narrowed down to tile Democrat- : ic paity on one side and the Republican party on the other. Toe deserter who are bellow ing like all of Bashan, agairi-t the Kansas polii.v of the President, have no i .t c-t st jv • ping short of the Briny's camp, i hat i where they are bound, arid that is where any Democrat who follows them will find hiinseli lulled be ITO he knows what h-- is lAmrt. j To ere are ve> v few nei- >■ i of our party who | have any thought of <1 -selling to the enemy, I ■ hut let '! ise who syn pathi-- with the anti ■ L"< omp'on i ov• ineiit have a care lest t.w, , ■ li ; ! hemselv. win ie t!. v had no intention o! , ■ in". she Pennsylvania leaders in thai . e tut on u: i.-chit'i and nothing Ti':: L-COMPTOS COMMITTEE AND SPEAKCU Of:.— I'm* newspapers are condemningSpeak d On the C imposition oi the Lecuiijpton i' ; : , alleging that a parliamentary rule r, tout special committee shall contain a i cii p-isons ot the same opinion as the uiai ei", , i the House who authorized the corn mitt e to he appointed. ihe Washington l noil, commenting on the fact, says: "We aie at a 1 to know what rule is re i>; . I •, ass ,!i.n, lit w.,al manual of par lian :■ • pretrwi* e. .s , i what ground of r*'a. u it rn-'n i '-"I te-re is a pariiuieniaiy rui< which requires ! that when any i ill r m-a-me or matter is re ■ I i 111 ito a iu: oi. tee, it j,..i1l he referred to a jpiity of i ;• mis : it beinga parliamentary i ixim that, 4 1- a i o>d i- not to tie nut to a in .■•' t 1 cot- not lor it, >o no man is to be >i j ; - : oi ••••. iiM't. i w ,o isis declared him i seji'a. iii' I it. ? li.i this rle ruts up the objec ; tioi.s a . ih • C'.u ootiee in juestioil by the ; root.-; as e Lec.-nipton ( institution is the j subject matter referred to this committee, for j inquiry into the w bole tacts of its origin and • history, thi- very rule tendered it imperative oi. m toe Sn aker to constitute the committee >o that .1 would contain a majority irieudly to j this Constitution. '•The regufar course of proceeding with this instrument and the special message of the Pres-j ident would have been to reier them to tin ! standing Coiiitnittos on IViritoi ies of the li^us-;< which mi,tit have been presumed fully a* com petent to deal with the subject nutter limy em bodied as any special committee that could be raised. We can conceive of but out* oljection that could have been legitimately urged •t giving the L> compton Constitution this refer ence, and that is, that the committee was oppos ed to trie matter referred, and tiiat the reference would be like committing a child loan inimical nurse. Tins objection did not exist, however, in fact; and, not existing, there was no sufficient excuse lor raising a special committee. A com mitter, liowever, having been ia;sed, i! was no! o ily.,a. we conceive, incumbent ii; o i the Speak er to so consl ilnte it as to give t he tin nds of tlie sped i message and the L-compton Constitution a majority of its members, in puisuance of the parliamentary rule we have cited, but it would have been inonst.o is to h ve refe red those papers to a hostile COmmilee. in I lie opinion of a great many, the House did violence t > a pai liamentary usage or courtesy in refusing to refer this subject to its own appropriate stan fin ' | it was. expecting 100 much of the i House as a pari 'ameutary body to refer lh>* rnat j ter to a coimuit'e e pusiiively hostile—far too much to tApti't of the dominant political part) I in the House to commit a leading measure ol policy to the tiostile nursing of an implacable enemy. The outcry against Speaker Ot r is, • therelbre, not only unreasonable, puerile and petulent, but is at war witli a most wise and just canon of parliamentary practice."- lily and ioautrj Batiks. Tlie Piiiladelpliia Banks, whose miscoinluct ■ brought on the susj * nsion, and who liunibly besought the le gislature to grant them rein I at the extra s< ssion, have had tlie impudence I to ask the (its* m Legislature to release litem I hour the obligation to no ive tile notes ol sol ! vent Country Banks at pur in payment of debts. ; When the bull to release them was before tlie • Senate, Mr. Bucweit made a briel but spirited J speech against it. Air. ScntLL, tlit- able Seiia ; lor liom tlie Bediord district, also spoke in op position to the measure. These and other gen tlemen deserve great praise for their elioits to protect the Country Banks lrorn the rapacity ot l the City institutions.— Valley Spirit. —Ex-Governor Bebb, ol Ohio, now living at Eocklurd, 111., who, some months since, shot a young man engaged with others 111 a charivari about the ex-Governor's house, on the occasion ola wedding, is on lnal lor manslaughter. Hon. i homas Coi w in and Judge Johnson, ol Ohio are ' his couns-l. PHILADELPHIA MARKETS. Saturday, Feb. 27.—There is a good de mand for Cioverteed, and further sales of 6DO bushels fair ami prime qualities were made at $ f 7<iaf) per hi lbs., including one lot of choice above th** latt-r quotation, and some from sec ond hands at sr> 25 ah 37|. A sale of 30 ton* recieaned, on private terms—supposed at above ' the latt-r rat *. Timothy and flaxseed continue as last quoted. The f lour market continues extremely quiet, hut the receipts are small and holders firm m their d-mauds. There is little or no inquiry ..f.i, -bi"~ ruts and the sales are confined to !!,■•' d , i.ivane Imme trade, at :ifi:)f> per ban*' > i .', in and extra biamis, and 2f>a6 fir extra familv and fancy lots. Nothing in Rye Flour or Corn M ai. U'e quote the fbrmei cf *.>•. I2ia3 2>, and the la 1!* rat $2 87} per l*a ref. (Man)—Th -e i- not much offering, and but litii demand for it. Small saws of fair and prime Pennsylvania Red a! s!al 07 per bushel, ami ltiOO budn-N K-ntuckv While at $1 2fial 32. f00 bushels live brought 70 cen's. Corn is scarce*hut !.. demand for it has fallen off', 2000 bushels Y How, in store, so! i ut 00 cents. Oafs are steady an I further sales of Pennsylva nia have been made at 3i cents per bushel.—• 4*50 bushels New York Birl-y sold at 78 cents. ?. pedal Notices. AIJVICB TO YOUNG LADIES. —Do you wish to pr. "TVC a c'l-ar and healthy complexion, without the use n! deleterious cosmetics or drugs and escape the penality and expense of doctor's bills 1 If you do, go to lied early, ri-e early, take plenty ot exercise in the open air. and do not spend a majority of anv da;. ;ri sewing by hand. Sewing by band has been greater cause of the destruction of health than a:.\ other employment the sex engag's in, and now that the day for its nece-ity has gone by, it would be -uicidal for any young lady, who ran p *rsiia ie h' father to purchase for h j r nno 'ft . UTS an 1 RAKES'* Sewing Machines, to sew by hat. !, and thus becomes slave at the exp-n"ofh-r health. The Gaovnßand RAKER Machine is easily manage:] by any person of ordinary intelligence—will riot get out of order, and sews a stronger and more beautou! s-am can be don- by honJ. It is the oniy machine in the mar ket that has given ent re satis'aetiou lo the families using it, inasmuch as its work vviil not rip, even if every third stitch he rut. How (o PrfVfitl Cotistimplion. If per.-bns of a consumptive predisposition would l ave a speedy resort In some effectual medicine at the fir-! appoarh of a Congb or Cold, there would he fewer deaths from this intractable disease i the fault is in delaying until the seizes hold of the vital par's, when it is often too late. To check the first svmptoms of the disease, we know ot r.o remedy superior To Dr. KEYSER S PECTOEAI. SYRUP, por sale by S. Brown, Brdlot'!, and at the store of Colvin and Robison, Sche'ls&urg. li A 11 il I i: I> : On the 25th tilt., at the 13 j df>rd Hate!, by Rev. F. Benedict, Mr. L -wis Zimmerman and Miss Susan Steph-y. O t the 2Sth ult., bv the sim**, Mr. (i-*org<* Stoudenour and Mrs. Matilda Beegle. At the pars>nage in Friend's Cove,on the ; "2:Hh February, hv the Rev. C. F. llifFmeier, Mr. Nicholas Diebl,son of Michael, to Misj i Rebecca, •)!•!est daughter of Mr. David ffhft i stone, both cf the Cove. 1 08 I PvPDtO2, I JC 1 1 J 'Hn Smith, E-q., Mr. Eras'us King to Elizabeth 8., I daughter oi" J >.,eph CV 'gar, all of Scheils | burgh. On Thursday evening, February 25th, hv J. H. U right Mr. Wilbam Evans to Miss Et :r,ira .fames, both of Pleasantviile, Bedford Co. DIED: On the 20t'n Feb., Mrs. Worts, the wife of Mr. Peter Worts, a very godly woman and a mem! rof the Presbyterian churchy atorabcr* the Forks. Her age was about 72 years. She ; lived tor Chri.-t and her death though to the relatives and the church a great loss, yet was lo i h r a griat gain. lei Scheli.sburg, on the evening of Fob , 22 !, a L-vv minutes before ten ociock of Hydroceph alus, after a protracted illness and intense sufT erincr, Anna Mary infant and only daughter of IV. A. B. and Jarte L. Clark, aged 10 months and 13 days. "I.ovely bin!, so young am) fair, Calleit hence by early doom, ,t'i=t came to -how how sweet a flower In Paraih-e could bloom." PI'RLTC SALE OF JM'ME Rlillj ESTITB. HIE umlers will o!T-r at pobhc sale on the premises, m Cumberland Valley, on THURSDAY, the •j.'ith dav of MARCH, next, the following FCUR TRACTS OF LAND. Ist. The Mansion Tract of John Biair, dec. containing Lai ACRES and 21 perches. The im provements are. a TWO STORY BRICK HOUSE AND KITCHEN, DOUBLE LOG BARN, Spring House, Granary, and other out-building*. APPLE ORCHARD. PEACH ORCHARD, and never failing water on the premise.-. The land i* limestone prin cipally. There are about lub acre- cleared, under fence, and in a good state of cultivation, with about 1 I acres in meadow. No. 2. One other Tract r. !i >ining the above, with a SAW MILL thereon, containing about 120 acre-. Twenty of which are cleared, and the bal ance well timbered. No. 3. One other Tract adjoining both of ihe above tracts, containing about FIFT\ ACRES; about 2, of which are cleared. Thi- tract contains one of liie best Mil! Seats in the count v, l urni-hing a fall of at least twenty feet, in Fa it'- creek, i stream that is mostly supplied Itv strong spring- and is con stant and regular in its flow. A good mi!! is much needed in the neighborhood. No. +. The 'undivided seventh pari of Real F.state of Henry Brant, deceased, (being b* sun .Tflcebb share) coesi-ting ola tract ol I\\ O HUNDRED ACRES, in fait Valley, and having thereon creeled a -tnry an*! a hall l.Of* HOT SK CABIN HOUSE, BARN, TWO NEW LOO HOUSES aril other out building- Al oan orchard thereon about tiltv acres cleared ami under fence. These propi*!lles he clo-e to The Maryland line and within nine or ten nules ol Cumberland, with a good road lending 'hereto, where at .ill time- area*-) ma-kef is afforded for produce or lumber. Tkbms;— One third in hat tl and the balance in two eqnnl annual payments without interest. CCTTor drafts, diagiams, or ether particulars in quire ofOes-na 6. Shannon, Bedford. lh-r)i a. Feb. 26, 1S")8. VfM• BLAIR. CORN. One Thousand bushels for sal*' also Family (lour —Prime new Baconalso—''V A. B. CRAMER Co. Feb. 19,1858. WAGONS.—Several new two horse wagons, work warranted, f>r sale on a liberal credit,or tor country produce by A. 13. C'RA.MFR St t 0. Feb. 19, lSf>S. LCM BEIL Twenty UtoutMtd feel ol Spruce & Pine Boards, also a large supply of Poplar Scantling—for salet-v A. I>. CRAMF.R Feb 19, ISSS.