Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, February 1, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated February 1, 1861 Page 1
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VOLUME 57. NEW SERIES. SHERIFF'S SALE. By Virtu* of Sundry writs of Fi Fas, Vend.Exponas and Levari Facias to me directed, there will he sold *t the Court House in the Borough of Bedford, on Saturday, the 9th day of February, 1861, at 11 O'clock, A. M., the following described Real Estite, to wit : One tract ot [land containing 70 acres more or less, about 45 acres cleared and under fence, with a log dwelling house, log barn and tenant house thereon erected, also a small apple oich ird thereon, ■draining > an - i3 of Henr y Imler, William Lamburn, a-id otiic', situa'e in Union township, Bedlord co., ami taken in execution as the property of Peter Cc.'abuugh. * —ALSO— One lot of ground in the Town of Rainsburg, fronting S'-H leet on Main Street and extending tick about 165 feet to lot o; Vndrew J. Robbuis, with a two story frame cw g house v....i bac • buildin" attached, and small frame stable thereon erected, adjoining lot of A. J. Robbins on the North nd lot of If 'orge Vaughan on the South, situate in Coleraw Township, Bedlord County, ate! taken in execution as the property of William O'Neal. —ALSO— One tract ot land consisting of parcels, or tracts of land, contiguous and adjoining, containing 35 acres, more or less, about 10 acres cleared ana un der fence, with a log dwelling house thereon, erec ted, alsoayoung peacuorcharu apple trees thereon, adjoining lands of George B. Kay's heirs, George Clapper, Christian Baitzel, and others, ntuate in Hope welt Township, Bedford county and taken in execution as the property of Preston Briles and Mel ford James. _ ALbO- Two lots of ground in Stonerstown, each fron ting 55 ieet on .Main Street, leading to Saxton and extending back 'about 150 feet, with a plank house with basement story thereon erected, adjoining lot of James Dunn and others, situate in Liberty Town ship, Bedford County, and taken in execution as the pioperty of Terreiice Kinney. —ALSO— One tract of land containing 259 -teres, more oj less, about 25 acres cleared and under fence, with a lo ff dwelling house and small stab.e thereon erec ted,'adjoining lands of William Broliier, Joseph W. Tate, Esq., and others, situate in Hopewell town ship, Bedlord county, and takeh in execution as the property of George Swartz." ALSO- All the ondivided third part of seven tiacte of land, warranted in the names of Wijliam Lane, Wil liam Fo rrester, Ceorge Hinish, Francis Johnston Alexander Johnston, David Montgomery, and James Hunter, containing about 2300 acres, more or les, situate on Yellow Creek, in Hopewell township, Bedford County, and known as the Lemnos Iron, Works propetty. —ALSO— One tiact of land warranted in the name oi Swope, King Co., containing 237 J acres, more or less,situate in said township, and known as the Be.-ford Forge tract, and taken ru execution as the property of Henry ?. King. —ALSO- One part of a tract of unimproved land, contain ing 360 acres, more or less, in the name of Marga ret Diehl, adjoining land in the name of Samuel Diehl, on the South, Top of Cove Mountain on the West, Solomon Diehl on the North, and Frederick Herring on the West, situate in Shover's Valley, Bedford township, Bedford county, arid taken in ex ecution as the pioperty of the heirs and legai rep resentatives of Dr. William Watsin, Dec'd. —ALSO— The undivided half of one tract of land contain ing 21 acres, mere or less, unimproved, adjoining land of King & Osborne, and others. —ALSO— The undivided half of 19 acres of land , about 4 aeres cleared and under fence, adjoining lands of Rathmell Wilson and others. —ALSO— The undivided half of 160 acres of land, more nr less, about 30 acres cleared and under fence, with a log -iwelling house thereon erected , also an apple orchard thereon, adjoining lands of John P. Ander son and others. „ —ALSO- One tract of land containing 5 acres, more oi 1 ess, nearly all cleared and under fence, adjoining lands of Rathmell Wilson and others, all situ tte in Broad Top Township, Bedlord County, and taken ir execution as the property of Lemuel Evans. —ALSO- One tract of land containing 75 acres, more ot less, about 60 acres cleared and under fence, with a two story log dwelling house ar d log stable there tin erected, also an apple orchard thereon, adjoin ing Unds of Henry Harcleroad and others, situate in Colerain Township, Bedford county, and taken In execution as the property of Eveiina Harcieroad and William B- Hactzell. —ALSO- One lot of Eround lronting about 200 feet on th Bedford and Stoystown Turnpi kd Road, and ex'en ding back about 90 feet, with a story and a half loe dwelling bouse, new frame wagon maker shop am. new frame stable thereon erected, adjoining land; of John W. Scott on the East, West and South, sit uate in Bedford township, Bedford county, and ta ken in execution as the property ot Andrew J KtgS ' JOHN J.CESSNA, Jan. 18, 1861. Sheriff BEDFORD COUNT V, SS. At an Orphans' Coun held at Bedford, iu nnd for the County of Bedford, on the i 9th day cf November, A D., 1860, before the Judges of said Court, On motion of G. H Spang, Esq., the Court grant a rule upon the heirs and legal representatives of Dr. William W. Reed, ate of South Woodberrv township, dec d., to wit: Aaron Reed, William Reed, and Nathaniel P. Reed, all lesiding in Bedford County, to be and appear al an Orphans' Court, to be held at , Bedford, in am! lor said County, on the 2d Monday, 51th day ol February, next, to accept or retuse to take the real estate of said Dr. Wm. W. Reed, at the valua tion, which has been valued and appraised in pursu ance of a Writ of Partition or Valuation issued out of the Orphans' Court of Bedford Co nty, and to the Sheriff of said County, directed, or show cause why the same should not be 6old by order of the said Court. t - ■. — In testimony whereof, I have hereun -5 SEAL >to set my hand and the seal of said Court I Vat Bedford,;the 26th day of Nov., 1860. ATTFST: JOHN J. CESSNA, SAM'L. H. TATE, Sheriff. ClerJ- Jan. 18, 1861. Attention : Bedford rifle 0 AMEM.— You are hereby ordered to meet ff for Parade, at the Court House, in Bedford, on Friday the 22d of February, 1861, at 10 o'clock, A.M., in full Winter Uniform , B|Y (with Plume.) It is desired by the Bri- VIJ gade Inspector that there be afu 1 turn yy out. Verv important business will be put befor'e the Company on that occa •oin , „ By order of the Captain. GF.ORG E STIFFLER, Jan. 18, 1861. 8 TjpHE BEDFORD GAZETTE -®- IS PUBLISHED EVEUY FRIDAY MORNING 15V U. r. MKYKtt*, . At th following terms, to wit; $1 .50 per annum, cash, in advance. $2.00 " " if paid within the year. $2.50 " if not paid within the year. K?-Nn Mibsrription taken for less than six months. KF"No paper discontinued until all arrearage? are paid,unless at the option of the publisher, it has been decided by the United States the stoppage of a newspaper without tne payment ol ar rearages, is prima facie. evidence ol fraud and is • criminal oftence. E7~The courts have decided that persons are ac :ountable for the subscription price of newspapers, it the} take them from the post otlice,whether 'hey subscribe for them, or not. Select |3 o c t r g. THE UNION. BY MRS. L. H. SIGOCRKEY. Ho! Eagle of oyr banded State* Wilt drop thine olive fair, And bid the shafts ot war and woe Speed bursting through the air f And the soaring eagle answered. Waving his pace-b?anch high, "No ! Freedom's chieftain gave the trust— I'll guard it til! 1 die Ye stars, that shine in sp>rkling blue Upon your banner'd field, Shall ye be stricken from your place, And half in clouds concealed ? But sileot were those glorious orbs, With dread amazement fraught ; Each trembling in its crystal sphere At the dark traitor-thought. Oh. human hearts ! to concord train'd, By sires "A ho stood ofyo.c, As brothers, when around their homes The Lion ramp'd in gore ; Will ye the heritage they won With Juthless hand divide 1 Or rend the 'JorJian knot they drew Around ye—when they died f Then from the Pater Patriae s tomb, Beneath Mount Verriou's shade — And from the hero's bed, who sleeps In Nashville's beauteous glade— And from green Quincey's honored breast, Where sire and son repose— "lireai not that bind!" a solemn voice In deep accordance rose. Hark, hark! o'er forests rob'd in snow, In sunny, tfower-crown'd vales, From where the Atlantic's thunder-tone The far Pacific hails ; From mart and dell, where millions dwell, By prairie, lake and hill—- Rolls on. the full, sublime response— 'Hr never, never will PETER CHANCERY, ESQ.. AND iliS FIVE DOLLARS. SHOWING THE BLESSINGS THAT MAY FOLLOW THE SETTLEMENT OF THE SMALLEST ACCOUNT. 'Sir, if \on please, boss would like you to pay this little bill to-day,' said lor the tenth tune, a half grown boy in a dirty jacket, to a lawyer ia his office. The attorney at length turned round and staled the boy lull in the face, as if he had been some newly discovered specimen, gave a lons' whistle, thrust his inkv tingers into one pocket and then into the other ot his black cloth vest, and then gave another Ion? whistle,, and completed his stare at the boy s face. 'Hi>, ha, hum ! that bill, eh V said the legal voung igentleman, exteniiine the t<ps ot his towards ttie well-wotn nit ol paper, and daintilv opening it, looked|at the contents. 'Hum ! —lor capping and tor heel-tapping, six shillings—for foxing, ten and sixpence, and other sundries, eh ! So your master wants me to settle this bill, eh V repeated the man of briefs. 'Yes, s:r ; this is the nineteenth time 1 have come lor it, and 1 intend to knock off a* twenty, and call it a halt a day.' 'You're an impudent boy.' l's always impudent to lawyers, coz I can't help it, —its catchin.' 'You've got yor eve teeth cut, 1 see.' 'That's what the boss sent me for, instead of tlie 'prentices as was gettin' their teeth cut. — I cut mine at nine months' old with a hand saw. Boss says if you don't pay the bill, he'll sue you.' 'Sue me ? I'm a lawyer.' 'lt makes no odds. Lawyer or no lawyer, boss declares he'll do it—so fork over. 'Declares he'll sue me ?' 'As true as here is another lawyer in Filadelphy.' 'That would be bad !' 'Wouldn't it ?' 'Silence you vagabond ! I suppose I must pay this,' muttered the attorney to himself.— •It's not n.v plan to pay these bills. VV hat is a lawyer's profession good for, il he can t get clear of paying his own bills? He'll su* me ! 'Tis just five dollars. It comes hard, and he don't waa't the money. What is five dollars to him ? His boy could have earned it in the time lie has been sending him to me lor it. 'So your master will sue me for it if I don t pay ?' 'He says he will do it, and charge you a new pair of shoes for me.' 'Harkee ; I can't pay you to-day, and so if your boss will sue me, just a?k him to employ me as his attorney." 'You ?' . . I 'Yes I'll issue the writ, have it served, anu then you see I shall put the cost into my own pocket, instead of seeing it go into another law yer's. So you see if I have to pay the bill, I make cost —capital idea !' The boy scratched his head awhile, as if striving to comprehend this capital idea, and BEDFORD, PA. FRIDAY MORNING, FERUARY 1,1861. shook it dbubtingly. 4 I don't know about this; it looks trick v. I'll ask boss though, if as how you won't pay it no how without bring sued.' 'I had rather be sued, ft he will employ me, boy.' •But who is to pay them costs—the boss V The lawyer looked all at once very serious, and gave one of those long whistles peculiar to him. •Well, I'm a seosible man, truly. My anxietv to get the costs of suit blinded me to the fact that they were to come out of my own pocket before they could he safely put in. Ah, well, my boy, I suppose I must pay. Here's a five dollar gold piece ; is the bill receipted ? it's so dirty and greasy I can't see.' 'lt was nice and cle3n when boss gin it to me, and the writin shined like Kapp's blackin —its torn inin'so much. 'Well, here's your money,' said th man of law, taking a solitary five dollar gold piece from his watch lob ; 'now tell your niastei, Mr. Last, if he has any other accounts he wants stied, I'll attend to them with the greatest pleas ure.' 'Thank'ee sir,'answered the boy, pocket ing the five : 'but you are the only dunin' customer boss has, and now you've paid up, he hain't none but cash (oiks. Good day to you. 'Now there goes five dollars that will do that fpllow no good. lam in want of it, but he is not. It is five thrown away. It woulrint' have left my pocket but that I was sure his patience was worn out and cost would comeofit. I like to get costs, but I cam think a lawyer has anything to do with pay ing them.' As Peter Chancery did not believe in his own mind, that paving his debt to Mi. Last, was to be anv benefit to him, and was ot an opinion that it was money thrown away, let us follow the fate of these fiv-e dollars through the day. 'He has paid,' said the boy, placing the money in the master's hand. •Well, I'm glad of it,' answered Mr. Last, surveying tiie money through hi-- glasses—'and its a half eagle too. Now run. and pay Mr. Furnace,' as the boy delivered his money. '1 was j ist wondering where I coufd get five dol lars to pay a Ivll that is due to day. Here J ihn,' he called to one of his apprentices, 'put on your hat ant! take this] money to Can. ()'- Brine, and tell hfm I came within one of dis appointing him, when some money came in I didn't expect.' Capt. O'Br.ne was on board his .schooner a* the next wharf, and with him was a seaman with a hat in his hand looking very gloomy as he spoke with him. 'l'm sony, my man, I CJ 't pay you—but [ have just raised and scraped the last dollar I can get above water, to pay my insurance mo ney to-day, and have not a copf-r let* in thy ( pocket to jmgle, but keys and old nails.' 'But lam very much in need,'sir: my wife ' is failing, and my family are in want of a good many things just now, and 1 got several arti- i cles at the store, expecting to get money ot you j to take them up as I went along home. We j hain't in the house no flour, nor tea, nor.— 'Well, my lad, I'm sorry. You must come | to-morrow. I can't help you unless I sell my ; coat off my back, or pawn my schooner's kedge. ! Nobody pays me.' The sailor who had come to get advance of wages, turned away sorrowfully, when the ap- ; prenlice bov came up and said in his hearing : ' 'Here, sir, ij five dollars Mr. lurnace owes ; vou. He savs when told you he conldn't pay your bill to-day, he didn't expect soine money that came in after you left the shop.' 'Ah, ihat's my fine boy I Here, (Jack, take this five dollars, and come on Saturday and get the balance of your wages.' The seaman with a joyful bound took the piece, and touching his hat, sptung with a light heart on shore and hastened to the store where he had already selected the comforts and ne cessaries his family stood so much in need of. As he entered a {>oor woman WAS trying to prevail upon the sloie-keeper to settle a demand for making his shirts. 'You had better take it out of the store, Mrs. Conway,' he said to her. 'really I have not ball the amount ot your bill 'o-day, and I don t ex pect to. I have to charge everything and no money comes in.' 'I can't do without it,' answered the woman earnestly,'my daughter is very ill and iii want ol every comfort ;T am out o 1 firewood, and ! indeed I want many things which I have de pended upon this money to gt'. 1 worked night and day to get your shirts done.' 'Fm very soriy, Mrs. Con way,'said the store keeper, looking into (.is money drawer: 'l've not five shillings here and—and your bill is five dollars and ninepence.' The f>oor woman thought ofher invalid child and wrung her hands. 'A sailor was here awhile ago, and selected full live dollars of articles here on the counter and went away to get his wages to pay for them, but I quest ion if he comes back. II he does and pays for them, you shall have your money, madam.' AI this instant Jack made his appearance at the door. 'Well, shipmate,'said he, in a tone much

more elevated than he was discovered speaking in with the captain, 'well, my hearty, handjoyer your freight. I've got the documents, so give us possession ;' and displaying his five dollar piece he laid hold of the purchases. The store keeper examining and seeing that the money was grxnUbade him take them with him ; land then, sighing as he took another and last look at the piece, he handed it to the poor widow, who with a joyful smile, received it from him and hastened from the store. In a low and very humble l<moment, near the water, was a i family of poor children, whose appearance ex hibited the uimost destitution. On a cot bed i lav a poor woman, ill and emaciated. The ! door opened and a man in coarse, patched gar- I ments, entered with a wood saw and a -horse, Freedom of Thought and Opinion. and laid them down by the door and approach ed the bed. "Are you any better, dear?" he asked in a rough voice, but in the kindest tones. "No—have you found work ? If you could get me a little nourishing lood, I could regain my strength." The man gaz-d upon her pale face a moment and again taking up his horse went out. He had uot gone far before a woman met him, and sa id she wished him to follow and saw some wood for her. His heart bounded with hope and gratitude, and he went after her to her dwelling, an abode little better than his own for poverty ; yet wearing an air of comfort. He sawed the wood, split and piled it, and re ceived six shillings with which he hastened to a store for necessaries for his sick wife, and then he hurried home to gladden her heait with the delicacies he had provided. Till npw he had no work for four days, and his family had been Starving, and from this day his wife got hetter, and was at length restored to his lairi iy arid to health, from a stale of weakness which another day's continuation would probably have proved fa'al. These six shillings, which did so much good, were paid him by the poor woman from the five dollars she had received from the storekeeper, and the sailor had paid him. The poor woman's dau ahter was also revived and ultimately re stored to health, and was lately married to a young man who had been kept three years ab sent, and returned true to his troth. But for the five dollars which had been so instrumental in her recovery, he might have returned to be told that she whos- memory had been so long the polar star of his h-art had perished. So much good did the five dollar piece do, which Peter Chancery, Esq., so reluctantly paid to Mr. Last's apprentice boy, though little ci edit is due to this gentleman for the result that followed. It is thus Providence often makes bad men the instrument of good to others. Let this little story lead those who think a "small bill" can stand because it is a small bill, remem ber how much good a five dollar piece has done in one single day, and that in paying one bill they may be paying a series of twenty bills and dispensing good to hundreds around them. NOBLE SENTIMENTS ! STEPHEN' A. DDK,LAS FOR PEACE! The fallowing extract Iroin the great speech recently delivered in theU. S. Senate, by Judge Douglas is worthy ot being preserved in letters ol gold. It is a passage full ot the elo quence of patriotism, and breathes the spiritof a man true to the best and dparest interests of his country. Let every Democrat read it and pass it around among his neighbors. "The laws ot naticnis anrt ail the laws of civ ilization demanded that the government dejac to be acknowledged. But the laws must be enforced. In our system of government the laws are to be enforced by civil authority assis ted bv the militia and posse commitatus, when the Marshal is resisted, li' the colonies, or a State, revolt, the revolution is complete. When 1 tie federal authorities are expelled and no one man leU to acknowledge allegiance to the Uni ted States, how are you going to enforce the laws then ? How are you going to do in South Carolina ? She has passed an ordinance of se cession. 1 deny her light to secede, but she has done it. The revolution is complete. She has no human being m her borders to acknowledge our authority. This is all wrong,but how are you going to help it ? You tell us we must entorce. the laws. lam in favor of that.— Laws must be enforced according to the consti tution and the laws. Under our constitution, laws can only be enforced against criminals, and those of us who are in favor ot the Consti tution and the Union, must be camful that we do not perpetiate the very tilings which we de nounce as criminal in these seceding States.— And South Carolina does not stand alone. We ; are told ttiat sevenother States will tollow them. The answer is, we must enforce the laws.— My reply is, you cannot enforce the laws in counties not 111 your possession. I deny that j we have the right to make war in order to re- I gain possession, in order to enforce the law.— i Are we prepared for war ? Ido not mean prepared in the sense ot having soldiers, and j arms and munitions; but are we prepared in our hearts for war with our brethren ? While I i affirm that the constitution was intended to forma perpetual Union—while I affirm the i right to use all lawful means to enforce the I laws—yet I will not meditate war, nor toler- j ate the idea, uotil after every effort at adjust ment has been tried and laded, and all hope ofj the Union is gone. Then, and not till then, ' will I deliiberat e and uetermiue what course j my Juty will require of me. 1 am for peace j to save the Union. War is disunion, certain, inevitable, final and irrepressible. Our own very existence forbids war. "#* * * * • L* N * "A war between eighteen States on the one side, and tilteen seceding States on the other, is to me a revolting thing. For what purpose is the war to be waged ? Certainly not for the purpose of preserving the Union. ] have too much respect for gentlemen on the other side of the chamber, collectively and individually, to believe there is one among them who does not know what war is. You cannot expect to ex terminate ten millions of people, whose passions are excited with the belief that you mean t<f in vade their homes and light the flames of insur [ rection in their snidst. You must expect to | exterminate them, or subjugate them, or else, j when you have got tired ot war to make a trea ty with them. No matter whether the war lasts one year, or seven years, or thirty years, <it must have an end at some time. Sooner or i later both parties will becometired and exhaus ted, and when rendered incapable of lighting |any longer, they will make a treaty of peace, |and that treaty will be one of serration. The ' history of Ibis world does not furnish an exam pie of a war of sections, or between States of the same nation, where the war ended in rec onciliation. Such a war always ends in a trea ty of peace, and a final, eternal separation.— I don't understand, then, how a man can claim to be a friend of the Union, and yet be in favor of a war upon ten millions of people in the U nion. You cannot cover it up much looser under the pretext of Jove for the Union. Now, the question must b met, and whatever con cessions lam called upon fo make, I choose to make voluntarily, before blood is ehed, and not | afterward. No man has more pride of country I than I. It humbles rny pride to see the author- j ity of the government questioned, but we are not the first nation whose pride has been hum- \ bled. Republics, empires and kingdoms, alike i in all ages, have been subject to the same humil- i iating fact. But where there is a deep seated discontent pervading ten millions of people, penetrating every man, woman and child, and involving everything dear to them, it is time for inquiring whether there is not some cause for the feeling. If there be just cause for it in God's name let us remove it. Are we not criminal in the sight of Heaven and posterity, if we do not remove the just cause? II there is no cause, and yet they believe there is, so much the greater the necessity for removing the mis conception." SOUND TALK- The Washington correspondent of the Phila delphia North American, a Republican journal, (Morton McMichael's,) in speaking ot the fanat ics headed by Horace Greeley, of the Tribune, sa vs: "A dogged determination to do what is called "standing firm," by rejecting all overtures and making no propositions, is below the dignity ol statesmanship, and shows them to be wholly destitute of it, who have no other remedy but this sulky and defiant position. There are some of us who can't be driven, and who do not mean to follow any such lead. We have been ac customed to think for ourselves, and if the al ternative between saving the country and shiv ering the party be presented, the latter wilt be our choice at all hazards, if it fails to rise up to the necessities cl this great exigency." That'® the voice of a man. So is the follow ing, from the last Adams Sentinel : What fiindersa settlement ?—The Providence Press, of Monday week, says a letter received there fiom a Providence gentleman now in Washington, contains the "following signfi cant passage : "The President to-day said to me : "I wish the New England men could have persuaded Mr. Seward to adopt the Missouri Compromise line, ]as proposed by Mr. Crittenden. Tbat would save us." Judge Douglas authorized me to say that in ! the Senate Committee of Thirteen, Mr. Hunter Mr. Davis and Mr. Toombs all agree to accept that as a compromise, if the Republicans would." If a civil war follows a refusal to adjust the existing difficulties on such a basis, awtul will be the responsibility of those who reject all compromise. MR. BUCHANAN'S CABlNET. —Secretary Tho mas resigned the Treasury Department last Friday. General John A. Dix, of New York, was nominated in the stead of Mr. Thomas, and immediately confirmed bv the Senate. Mr. Holt has been confirmed as the head of the War Department. The ]Cabinet is now a unit on the sectional Coubles. As re-construc ted it stands as follows : , Secretary ot State—Mr. Black of Penn'a. Secretary of ihe Treasury—Mr. Dix, of New York. Secretary of the x\avy —Mr. Toucey, ot Connecticut. Secretary of War—Mr. Holt, of Kentucky, (acting.) Secretary of the Interior—Vacant. Postmaster General—H. King, of Maine. Attorney General—Mr. Stanton, of District of Columbia. Mor.E OF THE BITTER FROIT. —AIIot our', large factories are at a stand-still, owing to the political troubles and the consequent destruc tion ot business. In the one article of hard ware alone, including its vaiious branches, the business ot New Britain has amounted, in ordi nal v times, to nearly $2,0N),000. Now we! are doing nothing in this department of our manufactures. Russell icErwin's large shop, employing be tween 400 and 500 men, has been idl- these , three weeks, with no hope of starting at pres- ! ent. They have a large Southern trade— near- | ly $1,000,000. O. B. North's saddlery-hard-! ware establishment, employing about 100 work men, is doing nothing—and there is no hope of j their doing anything for the present. Messrs. | Corbin and Landers are dßing nothing. Judo's ; hardware establishment is doing no more work, and no prospect of any, apparently. Sargent's is the only concern in the hardware line now \ in operation.— Hartford Times. MR. SEWARD'S SPEECH. —The following crit- j icism upon Mr. Seward's spech, which appears i among the despatches in the New York Tri- ! bune, is brief, but pointed, and true : "Mr. Seward's speech is much discussed, and ; the general judgment seems to be that the Pre- 1 mier has made a very diplomatic oration—that he has succeeded in talking prettilv and sooth-' ingly, without saying anything in particular, that he has assumed the character of the Minis ter before laying aside the toga of the Senator. The conciliatory tone of the speech suits eve i rybody, while the absence of any distinct plan ( lor settling the national difficulty dissappoints j everybody." THE GAME OF LIFE. —In youth, hearts are trumps; in manhood, diamonds and clubs, but at the close of life spades are sure to win. vt lion: \i nRLK 29421 VOL. 4. NO. 25. 1 A CONSERVATIVE MAN. —We observe that some o( our eastern contemporaies, noticing the election of Cowan as U. S. Senator, speak of him as "belonging to ftbe conservative class of Republicans !" All we have to say is, that if Cowan is a conservative Republican, it is to be hoped that Pennsylvania may never have the misfortune to be represented in our National councils by a radical Republican. We ques lion whether a more rampant Abolitionist re sides north of Mason and Dixon's line than this same man, Cowan, and if he in really elected under the impression that he belonged to the "conservative class of Republicans," somebody has had the wool pulled over their eyes most beautifully. A conservative, forsooth ! Why, liie speech delivered by him, at Aitoona, du ring the late campaign, was so intensely Abo lition in sentiment as to disgost even the ultra Republicans of this county who heard it, and heaven knows their stomachs are not easily nauseated by anything in the shape ot wool.— That's even so ! — Hollidaysburn Standard. LIKE YOCRSELP. —In a Scotch parish there was an ancient of the name of Sanders, whose wit was reputed to be very oarp. The laird, who was also a wag, met him one day, drrving a pig to market. "Weel, Sanders," quoth he, "ye're driving your kizzin (cousin) to the mar ket." _ • "Na, na, laird ; he's jist an auld acquaintance like yourseli." DISADVANTAGE OF BEING WHITE. —"WeII, Dinah," said a would-be belle to a black girl, "they say beauty soon fades ; do you see any of my bloom feding ? Now, tell me plainly, with out anv complimems." "Oh, no, Missa; but den me kinder t'ink—" "Think what, Dinah 1 you're bashful." "Oh, no, me no bashful ; but den me kinder t'inks as how Missa don't retain her color quite as well as colored lady." [CfA wretched editor, who hasn't any wife to lake care of him, Went the other nigh: to a ladies' fair. He savs he saw there "an article" which he "fain would call his own, but it wa9 not for sale." He declares that since that night he has been "wrapturousfy wretched." As the article was bound in hoops, the reader is left to infer that it was either a girl or a keg of whis key. They are both calculated to make a wretch "wrapturous." ON a wet, miserable, foggy London day, Charles Lamb was accosted by a beggar woman wilh : "Pray, sir, bestow a little charity upon a poor destitute widow woman, wha is perishing for lack of food. Believe me, sir, I have seen bet ter days." "So have I," said Lamb, handing the poor creature a shilling ; "so have I, it's a miserable day. Good bye.' ken a pane of glass, was making the best of his way out of sight, but the proprietor stole a march upon him, and having seized him by the collar, exclaimed : "You broke my wiodow, fellow, did you not ?" "To be sure I did," said Pat, "and did'nt you see me running home to get the money to pay for it 1" [CF"A lusty young fellow in a tattered garb, and a long beard that bespoke the extreme cf distress, solicited an elderly gentleman lor alms, in a piteous tone of voice ; the benevo lent gentleman gave htm a shilling. "If this relief," said the beggar, "bad not come so ob portunely, I should have been driven to do what I never had intended." "What was that 1 said the gentleman impatiently. "To work," said the impostor. Alabama a farmer very recently had his butter seized by the clerk of the market for short weight, and gave as a reason that the cow fiom which the butter was made, was subject to tb* cramp, and that caused the butter to shrink iu weight. (XF"An exchange thus pathetically describes the fainting of a young lady : "Down fell the lovely maiden, Just like a slaughtered lamb ; Her hair hung round her pallid cheeks. Like sea weeds round a clam." "In my time, Miss," said a stern aunt, "the men looked at the women's faces, instead of their ankles!'' "Ah ! but my dear aunt," re torted the young lady, "you see the world has improved, and is more civilized than it used to be. It looks more to the understanding." inventive Yankee has produced an apparatus which he says is a cure for snoring. He fastens upon the mouth a gutta percha tube leading to the tympanum of the ear. Whenev er the snorer snores, he himself receives the ; first impression, finds how disagreeable it is, and ot course, reforms. I OCF*A lawyer ouce jocosely asked a board i ing-house keeper the following question : "Mr. -, if a man gives you SSOO to : keep lor him and he dies, what do you do ? Do j you pray for him ?" "No, ii, M he replied, "I pray for another j like him." j t£r*"A young lady remarked jthe other day that she would iike to do something so as to | have her name appear in the paper. We ad vise her to get some one to put his name in with hers. 1 'I?" A Scotchman visiting a churchyard with a friend, pointed to a shady, quiet nook, said : i "That is the spot white 1 intend to be laid if I am spared." r£F = "A man lately put Ins dog to bed and ■ kicked himself down stairs. He did not dis cover his mistake until the next morning, when * he chased a cow and couldn't bark.