Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, March 15, 1861, Page 2

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated March 15, 1861 Page 2
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BEDFORD GAZETTE. -BEDFORD, Pa.— PRII)i¥ * MAR. 15, IStil. B, F. Meyers, Editor & Proprietor. Virginia, The whole question of the final and com plete disruption of the Union, seems now to hinge upon the action of the Virginia Conven tion. It is scarcely to be doubted that, unless Lincoln's .Administration promptly shows itself in favor of preserving peaceful relations with the seceded { states, Virginia will withdraw from the Union. Lincoln can yet arrest secess ion in the Border States, if he will. To give our readers some idea of the feeling in the Old Dominion, we copy oeiow an article from the Rockingham Register, a paper that refused to support Breckinridge last fail, because it looked upon him as the candidate of disunion ists. When such conservative journals as the Register are driven to the position taken in the following article, we may well inquire whither are we drifting ? We desire our readers to direct their earnest attention to the condition of the country. We have all feared that danger was ahead, but re cently we have had good hepes of a settlement. We hope no longer for any favorable result, for there are no grounds for any 3uch expecta tion. We hope'our readers will listen to the truth and prepare to meet it like men and patriots, as they are. War has been declared against us of the South by Abraham Lincoln, and beiore some of you read this article the booming of cannon and tramp of armies may have commenced in our Southern country.— Men of Virgnia, we call upon you all to come to the rescue ! There is but one way to pre vent universal war and destruction too horrible to contemplate and that one course is for Virgi nia and every border slave State at once to unite with the States of the South, and pro claim io.the North that no interference, whatev er, will be tolerated for a moment. A united South is our only safety. No other course is left us. It we stand still the war commences at once. If we unite in solid colnmn and say to the North, "hands off : touch us not," we nay deter them from the desperate and ruinous course announced by Mr. Lincoln. We can see no other resort. We have, fellow-country men of Virginia, loved the Union*oi the States as dearly as any of you. That Union exists no longer, and we now are in favor of pursuing the only course which can prevent \war, that worst of calamities. Everything like a revival of former differences should be discountenanced, and the citizens of Virginia should as one man, unite and hurl back a shout of defiance, toJLin coln and his cohorts, —a shout of resistance, re sistance to the dpath. We cannot halt longer. Virginia has tried to save the Union. Virgin ia has fried to keep the peace—she has in terceded and begged—she has reasoned and reasoned again—she has sent her Commission ers to President Buchanan and to the South she has convened a Peace Congress, and Jeft nothing undone there to save the country and restore happiness and contentment. But she has failed. The Abolitionists are as unyiel ding as death itsell. No concession, no com promise, no admission o! our rights and equali ty, but everything which we could in honor take has been denied us, and now, to "cap the climax" of Black Republican effrontery, the Southern people are coolly informed by Mr. Lincoln thai the Gnion is not dissolved at all, and that he will enforce the collection of revenues aad imposts, and hold forts and arse nals in all the speeded States. Let Virginia meet this declaration of war as becomes her fame and position,and let her make one more effort to preserve the peace, which can only be done by an immediate union of all the Southern States and the warning given to the North to stand cflf and attend to their own alfairs. Let Virginia refuse to do this ; let her wait another fortnight, and war and universal destruction are almost inevitable and unavoidable. We go and fiave gone ior peace, and there is but one way to prevent it. Men of Rockingham ! look well to this mat ter lesi you, by inaction and indifference, plunge us into Immediate stiife, notjf only strife between sections, but between neighbors and friends here in our own midst. We art? no alarmists ; but it is our duty to warn our friends and readers ot the fearful danger to which inaction will expose us. The Supreme Court Ignored and De fled. The minority President, Mr. LINCOLN, holds the following language in his Inaugural Ido not forget the position assumed by some that constitutional questions a.-e 10 be decided bv the Supreme ' ourt, nor do I deny that such decision must be binding in any case upon the parties to a suit, as to tne object ot that suit.' while they are entitled to very high respect and consideiaiion in all parallel rases by ail other departments of the Government ; and while it is obviouslj* possible that sucti decision i may be erroneous in any given case, still the i evil effect following it, being limited to that | particular rase, with the chance that it may b overruled and never become a precedent for oth er cases, C3n better be borne than could the e- j vils of a different practice. At the same time, the candid citizen must confess that if the poii- I cy of the Government upon vital questions af fecting the whole people is to be irrevocably fixed DV the decisions of the supiere court, the i instant tney are made in ordinary litigation be tween parties in personal actions, the people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having to that extent practically resigned their Gov- j ernment into the hands of tiiji eminent tribu nal. A greater than Mr. Lincoln, a man who was looked up to in his day as the great expounder of toe Constitution, the lamented Daniel Web ster, differed in toto from this opinion. .Mr. Webster spoke in one .i the greatest speeches of his life, as follows : But, gentlemen, the judicial department, un der the Constitution ot the United States, |>os sewes still higher duties. It is true, thai it may be called on and is occasionally called on, to decide questions which are in one' sense of a political nature. The General and State Governments, both established by the people, are established for ditferent purposes, and with different powers. Between these powers ques tions may asise and who shall decide them I Some provision for this is absolutely necessary. What shall it be 1 [Mr. Webster here goes ou to speak of the different plans (or the solution ot this question submitted to the Convention that formed the Constitution, and then proceeds :] To this end, the judicial power, under the Con stitution of the United States, was made coex tensive with the legislative power. It was ex tended to all cases arising under the Constitu tion and the laws of Congress. Th® judiciary was thus possessed ol the authority of deciding, in the last resort, in all cases of alleged interle rence, between the State laws and the Consti tution and laws of Congress. Gentlemen, this is the actual Constitution, this is the law of the land. There may be those who think it unnecessary, or who would preier a different mode of deciding such questions.— But this is the established mode, and, till it be .altered, the courts can no more decline their duty on these occasions than on other occasions. But can any reasonable man doubt the expedi pec! iency of this provision or suggest a better? Is it not absolutely essential to the peace of the country that this power should exist some where ? Where can it exist, better than where it now does exist ? The national 'judiciary is the common tribunal of the whole country. It is organized by the common authority, and its places filled by the common agent. This is a | plain and practical provision. It was framed jby no bunglers, nor by any wild theorists.— And who can say that it has failed ? Who can find substantial fault with its operations or its results ? The great question is, whether we shall provide for the PEACEABLE decision of cases of collision. Shall they be decided by law, or by force? Shall the decisions be de cisions of peace, or decisions of War ? But Mr. Lincoln, with an adroitness wor thy of the low cunning of a third-rate lawyer, strives to bring the Supreme Court into con tempt with the people, so as to lay more firmly the basis of that "higher law," the rule of the mob, which be and Mr. Seward have so persis tently advocated. According to Mr. Lincoln's doctrine, pluralities of the people, such as that body ot men that elected the said Lincoln to the Presidency, (not even majorities) shall construe the Constitution for the people of the whole Union. Every drunken voter hauled up to the polls on the first Tuesday of November, is trans muted by the magic of Mr. Lincoln's philosophy, into a grave and learned Constitutional lawyer I In other words, Mr. Lincoln's Supreme Court consistsoi Wide Awakes, hired Hessians, sub sidized presses, and madmen drunk with the raging fanaticism of the hour. Heaven pre serve our unhappy country from the consequen ces of such sublimated lolly as this I Increase of the State Debt. When Governor Packer went out of office, j the Stale debt amounted to about $28,000,000. : To this the present Legislature have added the i sum of $12,000,000, as follows : i By the late act for the com j mutation of Tonnage Tax, the | Penn'a R. R. OS the j State the sum of $5,000,000. By release ot Tonnage Tax already due . 700,000 Bv release of Sunourv and Erie i R. R. Bonds, 3,500,000 ( ' * By endorsement for the Gene ral Government, 2,800,000 Increase, $12,000,000 THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY.— We a.e in re ceipt of the March number of this excellent i periodical. .Contents ; "German Universities ;" "The Professor's Story;" "Gymnastics;" I "Land-locked j" "Two or three Troubles;" I "Harbors of the great Lakes "The Man who i never was Young "The Men of Schwyz ;" ;"A .Nook ot the North "Behind the Mask ;" 1 "Diamonds and Pearls ;" "Reviews and Litera ry Notices." The t best writers in America | and Europe are contributors to the Atlantic ' Monthly. Pubhshed by Ticknor and Fields, i Boston, Mass. 0 s " We are in receipt of two valuable books from the press of G. G. Evans, 439 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, entitleJ "The Union Text- Book," and "Romance of the Revolution."—j Both works are full of interest, neatly bound and fine!v illustrated. | C^"Read the Inaugural Address of Mr. Lin- j i coin and admire his wonderful tact in evading j everything like a statement of his position on! the great quenion of the day. Read ir, and ! if you can teil us what is the plan he suggests j tor the settlement of the national difficulties, j you shall he instantly rewarded as your great i i powers of perception deserve. iiy There is a rumor that the Lincoln Ad ministration is about abandoning Fort Sumter to the Southern Confederacy. Discordant Elements in the Cabinet. "Ever since '.he President reached this citv there has been a struggle between the two wings oi the putyjfor the ascendancy. Mr. Lin coln's personal inclinations towards Mr. Chase for 'he Treasury Department, wete never con cealed, but it required all his firmne.-ss to resist the pressure on that point, and to carry out an intention which was doubtless foimed soon af ter the election. The Cabinet is not a unit, and there is no use of attempting to disguise a tact which must sooner or later be developed in a nottier lorm." I t.us writes the Washington correspondent of the A'ortA Jlmerican, who, with charming frankness, teiis secrets that are no secrets. Yet we were scarcely prepared for so free a con- i lession troubles of the new Cabinet. It "is not a unit. ' No. Seward and Chase,Gree ley and Weed, cannot be a unit. They are at daggers drawn, and they represent the conflic ting elements that are .-oon destined to disrunt Mr. Lincoln's cabinet of constitution al advisers. ! i tie rattle snake, the owl and the prairie dog i may dwell harmoniously together, but the two | wings of the Republican party cannot enjoy i such concord.— Pennsylvaaian. RHODE ISLAND POLITICS. —The Constitution al Union and Democratic Conventions, on Tties oay, nominated Wm. Spragoe lor Governor, and the rest ol th piesent State officers. The Democrats also nominated George H Browne for Congress iu (he western district. Local and Miscellaneous. ; ... The Spring Term of the Alleghany | Male and Female Seminary, will begin on . | the Bth of April next. Sen advertisement • j in another colnain. M ... .THE MERCHANTS' HOTEL, Philadelphia, ! | C. McKibb-n and Son, propietor*, is one of the . j best hotels in that city. Such of our fnend3 l as may have occasion to visit Philadelphia, will find comfortable quarters and moderate ' charges at the MERCHANTS.' The Spring term of the Blair County Normal School and Seminary, will open on the ' Bth of April next. The Principals inform us that this institution now numbers 52 students. There is an "irrepressible conflict" ! going on just now among the harmonious Re publicans of this neighbor hood, as to who shall occupy the snug little berth of Postmaster for j j the next four years. The question came upon t j Monday night last, in the Republican noimoa s i ting meeting, and alter a good deal of aci imoni -1 j ous discussion, it was determined I hat the Re j publican patriots who receive their mail matter ( j at this Post Office, should decide the issue by 51 ballot on Friday next. We understand that - Messrs. W. W. Shuck, Win. Keyser, S. Rade -1 baugh, D. F.) Mann, A. S. Russell, J. R. Jor dan, S. J. Way, an i j. G. Minnich are among the candidates. AMERICAN WATCHES. — Dr. Watts, in , piously contemplating the complications of the . human bedy, with all its bones, joints, muscles, r ! veins, organs, senses, etc., exclaims— . ' "Our life contains a thousand springs, I And dies if one be gone ; Strange, that a harp of a thousand strings Should keep'in tune so long 1 There is, probably, no product ot human skill 1 | that approaches more nearly the mystery and ' | beauty of a living thing, than this extraordina ' ry piece of mechanism which the Waltham ' | Company are now turning out at the rate of twenty thousand a year. ' A watch moves, almost thinks, and speaks/ and keeps account ol the most precious of all , our losses and expenditures. Its little ruby heart will receive thousand and two | hundred beats per hour, for one hundred years, ; without breaking ! How lew of our poor hu man hearts can stand as much, or last as long. We take pleasure in referring our readers to • the advertisement of the American Watch I Company, to be found in our columns this day. The difference between the imported and ; the American Watch is, that the former owes its success to Jaitfi, and the latter to good works. ....The Democrats and conservatives of! Bedlord Borough, met at the Court House on j j Saturday evening last, and nominated the lul- ; j lowing excellent ticket Chief Burgess, JOHN' H. RUSH. Assistant Burgess, HENRY DEFIBAUGH. Councilmen, GEO. MARDORFF, J. MOWER. High Constable, LF.VI AGNEW. Auditor, 1 R. H. G. IRVINE. Constable, HIRAM LEN'TZ. Assessor, A. J. SANSON!. Assistant Assessors, SAMUEL SHUCK, WILLIAM BOWLES. Judge of Election, SAMUEL DAVIS. Inspector, HENRY REIMUND. School Directors, JOHN MOWER, J. W. LINGENFELTER. Supervisors, JOHN BORDER, W. HCERKENS. Town Clerk, 'G. H. SPANG. I ... .Among the most important offices to be | filled a! the corning Spring election are those j of Assessor, Assistant Assessor:-, and School Di- I rectors. For Assessor the Democracy give us A.J. SANSOM, for assistant assessors, SAM UEL SIITJCK and W.M. BOWLES. These j are excellent nominations and should be*sus- i tained at the polls. For School Directors, we have .1. VV. LINGENFELTER and JOHN ' MOWER, Esqs. Better nominations than ■ I these could not have been made. Mr. Mower was selected because the Democracy desired to oe liberal in polities in School matters, as well as because of his eminent fitness for the posi- j 1 tion. How will lie do it ? If the new administration attempts to rein force Fort Sumpf.er and retake the property which has been taken possession ot bv the se ceding States, and tbus initiate a coercive pol icy, it is rather a difficult question to say how ! the matter is to be accomplished. The Force Bill failed in Congress because ol its unconsti tutionality, and because moderate Republicans were averse to coercion while ttide was anv possibility oi any settlement. How Mr. Lin- ' ! coin is to carry out bis programme, without ' railing an e.xtra session of Congress, we do not 1 I see. He cannot increase the army and navy, and it is not large enough and siroug enough to 1 put down the Southern army, which numbers ' thirty thousand determined men. It also ap- ' pears that Lord Lyons, the British Minister, lias ' notified the government at Washington, that his government will not recognize merely a proclamation ol the blockade of the Southern 1 ports on the part of Mr. Lincoln's administra- | tion, but that a blockade, to be considered such, ( must be effectual. It is stated, too, that the i French government, *abo, will soon give simi- ' lar official notification, and that this course will v probably be followed bv all the leading Europe- 1 an Powers having commercial mtersts at stak". 1 How Mr. Lincoln is going to raise the men, anil the money, anil Ihe ships to meet all the consequences which the policy ol coercion will give rise to, we do not see. It will be a great risk lor him to call an extra session ol Congress, and without the Legislative power his hands are tied. NEWS FROM WISHIMiTON CITV. THE NEWTS FRO.II VIRGINIA GLOOMY PROSPECTS. CRITTENDEN'S PROSPECTS. REPORTS RELATIVE TO FORT SUMTER Washington, Marcl/ 12.—Several distinguish ed politicians Irom Richmond, arrived here this morning. 1 hey sav that they have no doubt whatever but that Virginia will secede some time during next week. Tlie statement that Sumner opposes Mr. ( rittenden's nomination to the Supreme fj-nch is erroneous. Mr. Sumner approved of the pol icy. Ihe nomination, however, continues to challenge decided opposition from influential quarters, and it is feared it will not he made. Washington, March 12.—Important intelli

gence has just been received at the War Depart ment from Charleston. A messenger who Irll I ort Sumter on the afternoon of Tuesday last, reports that salt and provisions remain (or only fifteen days, and that only a limited amount ot vegetables is left in the fortress. Supple s of all kinds are very low. Major Anderson, ho-.v •ever, was still able to procure fresh meals anil j butter from the Charleston Marker. Rumors are current that General Scott will make a report to the President, stating that the supply of wood at Fort Sumter is nearly exhaus ted. Also, that their bread,salt, beef, &c., will be gone by the first of next month, arid that sup plies obtained at Charleston cannot be depended upon for the subsistence oi the garrison. To reinforce the fjrt and insure its defence will require large land forces as well as a fleet involving, probably, the loss of thousands of lyes. In a military point ot view, weighing advart .isges and effects, it will be advisable to evacu ate the foits, and to brevet the officers of its \ garrison lor heroic conduct. IHE MONTGOMERY GOVERNMENT AND THE REVENUE LAWS. —The Southern Confederacy, though tirm, will not precipitate events, but [ will wait for over acts on the part of the Uni ted States, Jn literary matters a liberal copy right law will be granted to foreign nations. A our European reprints will be prohibited with in our borders, and your Northern patents will ' not be renewed. NEW ORLEANS, March 9.—A private tele gram Irom Montgomery savs the revenue Rws have been adjusted, by a regulation of the Treasury Department, to avoid any prejudice to the Mississippi steamboat business. Bank Redemption. A bill is now pending in the Legislature .ma king it obligatory upon the several banks of this j Commonwealth to keep their notes at par in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Any bank fail-j mgjo comply with its provisions, shall for such length of time as its notes mav not be redeem ed, forfeit and pay to the Slate Treasurer for the use of the Commonwealth at the rate of two mills per annum on every dollar of the av erage circulation ot the preceding year, or any part of a year. It is made the duty of the cash- I ler to annually report to the Auditor General! what length of time its notes were not redeem- ' ed in those cities, and the Auditor General sthe payment, audit nec.-sarv, i sue all the banks so in default. All east ol the j Allegheny mountains are to redeem in Phila delphia, and all west in Pittsburgh. This is j reviving in terms the 47th section ot the gen- ! eral banking law which was repealed by the act ol 1857, passed at the extra session ot the Legislature, called for thp purpose ot giving le he! lothe then suspended banks. J ATTEMPT TO REVIVE THE SMALL-NOTE NtJi- I SANCE. —The present Legislature may be aptly called a grand Corporation Committee. AH sorts ol schemes lor the benefit of Corporations ' at the expense of the people, are projected and [ put through in hot haste. In addition to what S bar been already done, we now learn from Har ; risbifrg that the House Committee on Banks | have agreed to repott an amendment to the Jaw regulating Banks, reducing the amount of spe i cie which shall be required to be kept in the j vaults of Bntiks as a basis for circulation, and I authorizing the issue of 13 per cent of notes of j the denomination of one, two and three dol lars. The Norristown National Defender savs that a number of Presidents of country Banks have visited Harrisburg to put the machinery in motion for boring this amendment through j and that they also intend to demand that the le gal rate of interest shai be raised to 7 per Cent. j If the example of the forepart of the session were not before us, we would consider the pas sage of such propositions as these entirely out of the question. But as tilings now gp at Har risburg, there is too much reason to fear that they will be carried ; and we are not surprised to learn that "the lobby" aie Hying plans to secure a majority in both Houses for them. It the people wish to be heard in opposition, re monstrances should be st nt up immediately.— They may possibly have some effect, although, j .so lar, the wishes and interests ol the people j have been totally disregarded in almost every important measure of legislation. As for these Bank propositions, they are not only unnecessary, but unwise. No real solvent i and sound Bank wants them. The sup'pß ol ( coin was never so great a3 it is at this verv ; time ; and we have done without small notes j for ten years, at no inconvenience whatever, but on the contrary, to the great improvement of our currency and the saving 0 | a vast amount of money to the working people, among whom these "shinplasters" would mostly circulate ft is orilv the shaky Banks that want legisla tion of this kir.d ; and they should not have it, for the sooner such concerns are wound up, the belter for the public at large. TEIXECUTOR'S NOTICE. Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary have been granted to the subscriber, residing in Greenfield Township, Blair County, on the will of John Snowberger, late of St. Clair Tp.. Bedford Couhty, dee'd.—That all persons indebted to said Estate are requested to make im mediate payment and those having claims thereon will present the same duly authenticaied for settle ment. ELI AS DELL, Vai. Bth. 'CI. Ex'r. Jno. Snowberger-dec'd HMMivia liiisin-naiaam ■■ I nam,eiKiniMKWpmMiKa: UISBAKI or 1111; CHK>T AND LUNOS.—Tber diseases are too well known to require any il cription. How many thousands are every veai carried to the silent grave by thai dread l-il scourge Consumption, which always Cont inences with a slight cough. Keep the blood pure and healthy by taking a few doses of JL'D. SON'S MOUNTAIN HERB FILLS each week nd disease of any kind is impossible. Con sumption and Lung difficulties always arise | rom particles of corrupt matter deposited in the air-cells by bad b'ood. Purify that st ream |of life and it will very soon carry off and de stroy the poisonous matter; and like a crystal riser flowing through a deseit, will bring with it and leave throughout the body the el-menU jof heaith and strength. As the liver leaving lie elements 0/fertility in Ps course, causes the ; before barren waste to bloom with fijwers and frui',so pure blood causes the frani' to r>juice in strength 3fid health and with unlading beautv. JODSON'S MOUNTAIN HEED PILLS AKE SOLO BY ALL DEALEKS IN MEDICINE. —.YKA It RIEfT C'ARN—DEFIBAUGH.—Oh the fltii inst, by the Rev. Samuel Ymgliug, at the house of of the bride's tatliei, Mr. A. B. Cam, to Miss Emily Dcfibaugh, both of Bedford. IiT"VVe acknowledge the receipt, m com pany with the above notice, of a gold dollar and goodly sized slice of wedding cake. May length of days and much happiness be the por tion of the newly married pair. SLESE—BECKLEY.—In Schellsburg, on the 28th ult., ny John Smith E-q., Mr. N ictio las Seese, to Miss Catharine, daughter of Samuel Beck ley, ail of St. Clair tp. \ AIEDARY —REILLY.—On Thursday, March lUI, by i. IV . Morton, Esq., Samuel Afedary, of Hunt ingdon* county, to Miss Mary Retily, of Bedford county. , KENSING'ER—WEAVER.— By the 6nrr,e r ' Daniel M. Keiisinger, tO'Miss Sarah Weaver,, both of Blair co. t > FALKNER—BOLINGER—By the same, I • 1 i!l:am Falkner, of Blair county, to Miss j Maria Bolinger, of Bedford co. {Our old I* riend, the Squire, is decidedly a Union man. ' .May iiis shadow never grow less ! For our young, and no doubt, nappy fi lends, we pray may no shadow obscure their path in life, may they be blest in all the relation* ol life, may they ineiease and multi ply and replenish the laud, and thus luifil the injunction ot Holy Writ. J. M.] -liSLIJ IMEHL.—In Friend's Cove, on the 3d insf., alter a long and painful illness, Mrs. Juliann Diehi, wile of Mr. Philip Diehl, in the 53J i year of her age. RATES OF CHARGES FOR ADVER- Tl St NO, Transient advertisements will be inserted at the i rate of SI.OO per square of ten lines for three inser -1 tions, or less, but lor every subsequent insertion, J ; 25cents per square will be charged in addition i Table and figure worK double price. Auditor's I | notices ten lines and under. §I.OO ; upwards of ten 1 | lines and under fifteen $1.50. Liberal reductions! i m ide to persons advertising by the year. | WOTICE OF iNQUisrnojr.— ~ J Whereas. ■ Z iccheus Lnman, late of Cumberland Ve.ley twp., 1 dec'd., died seized of the following Real Estate, f i to wit : > One tract of land, being the mansion place, situ- ' j ate in said township of Cumberland Wiley, Redford ' ■ County, containing about eighty acres, more or less, | adjoining lands of Jacob Wertz, John Fredericks' ! heirs and ottief9. Leaving a widow, Sarah Luman, and isue six children, viz : Ann intermarried with David Dick en, reeking in Seneca county, Ohio, Sarah Luman, i residing in Bedford county, John Luman, the peti tioner, Moses Luman, residing in Stneca county, • Ohio, Benjamin Ltiman, residing in Seneca county, | I Ohio, and Lliza intermarried with VVilliam Gillam, | residing in Bedford county, Notice is therefore hereby given th t in pursii- ! i ance ot a writ of Fart.tion, or valuation, to me di- j i reeled, l will proceed to hold an Inquisition, or Val- J nation, on the premises, on Satuiday, the 6th day i of April, next, when and where all inteiested, may attend if they see proper. Sheriff's Office, ( JOHN J. CESSNA, March 15, In6l. j Sheutf. "COTICE OF INQUISITIONT— ~ WHEREAS I Rachae! McCune. late of .Middle Woodburv Town- i ship, deceased, died, seized of the following real j estate, viz : One lot of ground in the Town of , Woodbury, in tne county of Bedfoid, with a dwel- ' lir.g house thereon erected, bounded by lots of George R. Holsinger t and Jacob Brenneman. Leaving issue seven children, to wit : John McCune, the petitioner, Samuel McCune. Rebecca Alaways, Margaret Igo, Hannah Bailey, Nancy j Ann Moore, all residing in B'air County, Pennsyl- j vania, and Sanford Miller, whose resilience is un- i known : Notice is, tberelore. hereby given, that in pursu- j ance of a writ of partition or valuation, to me di- j rected, 1 will proceed to hold an Inquisition, or Valuation, on the premises, on Saturday, the 13th i uay of April next, when :ind where . '. parties inter- ! ested may attend it they see p oner. Shenff's Office, ( JOHN J. CESSNA, .March 15i;i, IS6I. J Sheriff. j SHERIFF'S SALE.— ~T _ By virtue of a writ ol Vend. Kxpnras 'o me directed, there will be sold at the Court House, in the Borough of Bedford, on Sit ur day, the Oth day of March, IS6I, at 10 o'clock A. ' M.. the following Real Estate, to wit: One tract ol land containing 65 acres more or !e,s. > about 40 acres cleared and under fence, with a! plank dwelling house and log stable thereon erected, j adjoining lands of Eleven Shipley,'Thomas Conrad i .ami oth rs situate in Southampton Township, Bed- ' ford County, and taken in execution as the proper ty of Thomas Pennell. Sheriff's Office, ♦ JOHN J. CESSNA, Maich 15th, 1861. J Sheriff. A I).MJ NISTRATOK'S rNOTICE.- "*■ Letters of admin- : istration on the Estate of Eliza Colvin, 1 ;te "of the > Borough Schel'sburg, dec'd, having been gran-] ted to the subscriber, living in said Borough, all | persons indebted to s.iid Estate are notified to make | immediate payment, and those having claims wilt ] p/resent them properly authenticated for settle- j ment. GEORGE M. COL VIN, March 15, 1861. Administrator. a UDITOE'S iNoricf:.— The undersigned, appointed Auditor to make itistribution of balance in bands of Job Mann, Administrator of .Mrs. So- ' phia Morrison, dec'd., will attend to the duties of his appointment, on the 4th day of April, next, ar ! his office, in the Borough of Bedford, at which time all interested can aUeud. R D BARCLAY. ; March 8, 1681. Auditor. ( I Ml-KICAN WATCH COMPAw COLD JLYJJ STUTJI HATCHES. 01 ' ,CK JOH.V A. STODDART \Q 4n M;i ' SrUKK,', PfIILADEL PHfA, p e y VA . Attention ~ invite,f to m* , ~ | .mll ,he accompany,,.,, , ° W, "S JSL als in lavor of these ies, imoni- CELEBRATED JIMERLCAXWATCM^ A Gold Medal was awarded the Com * * : MaMaehusetts Mechanical Association^/ ,h ; ■ Gold Medal was also awarded ibem by th j A I •car, Institute at New York, in 1857 The*V jny also received the First Premium * • , .L*mPa ; ST '** Fr *"" ,n These Watches have now been in the ma , Acc.mucr, smusmrrsm / iEtwSft ;in every conceivahte manner, and hove themselves to be the most satisiW• Pr ° VeJ i ever offered to the public. tMMto, y piece. I I his result has been brought about bv a sf-ist ph cation oi mechanical science to the "• . ta P* ,ol the watch trocn its very inception O '. ,!,uc '' on when fiui shed ' *piioo, ltj MAT HEMATIC ALL Y CORRECT in ail proportions, and necessarily as perfect „ \ keeper as it i po-sibie to make. tlme 1 The Company have tested their Wt k I many instance . by actual daily notinz a, i ,h" suit of this test has been that Ly K'. a rate * qua J in regularity to the best nlarine fiutneier cLro- N. B.—We have just introduced a 'NEW STYLE OF WATCH elaborately finished, and thinner than any w e h,„ heretofore produced, with several I calculated to secure the greatest accuracy of p„.for ; -nance, 0.l to prevent the usual accidents .idZ'. rangernenU to which loreign watches are liabie. Utter from Paul MURPHY, the Celebrated C/i'SS Player. NEW YOJTK, Oct. 10, 1559. Mr. R. £. ROBBIKS, Treas. Am. Watch Co. : Gear Sir.—The American Watch, No. 9240 presented me by the New York Chess Club, proved to be a most reliable arid accurate time-keeper— al most unnecessarily so tor ordinary purposes. It is now nearly five months since it came into my pos session, and during that period its variation from standard lime has bee,, but a trifle more than half a minute. The following is a record of its perfor m&uce. It was s?t correctly: June 15, fast 4 seconds. " Aug. 15, fast 18 seconds. Juiy I, - 0 do bept. 1, . 23 do la, -10 do . 15 . 90 j Aug. 1,-16 do Oct. 1, . 32 do 1 give you permission to mnke such use of this statement as you may think proper. ? am, with respect, yours truly, PAOL MORPHT. The following is fron Mr. Porter, the WELL known Marine Chronometer and Watch Maker. 0 C D T* BOSTON, Sept. 28, 1809. R. L. ROBBINS, Treas. Am. Watch Co. Dear Sir 1 have sold during the last year a • considerable number of Watches of the Waltham 1 manufacture, and am happy to say that all of them without exception, have fulfilled my guaranty, and have given satisfaction to the purchasers. GF.ORGE E. PORTER, i The following named gentlemen mas be refer red to in relation to these Watches. ! Hon. Hannibal Hamlin., Maine, John G Saxe V ermont, N. P. Willi,, N. Y„ Hon. N. P. Banks,' Massachusetts, A. L- H. imilton, Tennessee, Jamei W Simonton, Cat. Carlo, D. StuaH, Long Island, 1 own send Harris, Japan., Horace Or eley, Frank Leslie, Norman W, ar d, Wis, Dr. J. Marion Sim, Charles Hammond, Pnil 'a., Prof. Eartiett, West Point, Dr. Ammi Brown, Boston, I.ieut. Henry A. H ise. "(J. S. N., Col. W J. Harden, U. S. A 3 | Ireneus Prime, I>. D. Uhite Plains, Col. T a' j Thorpe. |CAuT' I O V . AsourWa'ch is now extensively counterfeited . by inteign manufacturer l. we have "to inform Ui i public that no Watch is of our product ion which is : unaeompar.ied by a certifi rate of genuineness, bear ing the number of the IV atch, and signed by our Preasurer,'R. E. Robbia-•, or by out predecessors, Appleton, Tracy & Co. These Watches are fa. sa'e by Jewelers general ly, and can be had on npplic-.tion to the under signed. JO H X A. STOOD AR T, Number 411 Chestnut Street, above 4th St., PHILADELPHIA, PA. March 15, 1861.-6 mo. JBATE.NT MICAT AMPCHIMNEY. A CHIMNEY TIL IT WILL NOT BREAK: This great invention commends itself to every one using Coal Oil Lamps. It gives more lirht r iequires less cleaning a nd will not break by the heat or cold, failing, or any ordinary nsage. For sale by Storekeepers gei jerally throughout the P. S. and the Canadas, ar. i Wholesale by the Manu facturers and Patanteeg. HORNI NG & HU.VIPHREF, N'o. 321 N. Second Street, Phil'a. N. H.—A large and superior stock of COAL OIL. LAMPS, always on hand, at prices defying compe tition. Also, the Portland Coal Oil, at Manutactu rers' price. Alaich 15, ISC I—4t. JUNIATA IRJN~COAIPAi\Y. NOTICE I* hereby given that app'neation will be made to the Legi-latu.e of Pennsylvania, at its present tessnm lor the passage of "an ac t to incorporate the Juniata lion Company. with authority to hold real estate, ami to carry en the business of the company, in, Bedior.: < aunty, and " ..at the corporators named in. said act will be SAMUEL H. TATE, W.M. P SCHELL, TrIOS. A. SCOT r. vv. T. D.-iUuiIERTr, C W. AoHCOII. Marcb.JS, 1861. rgIHE BODUGGERL— This wonderful a r ticle just patented, is something entirely new, and nev er belore offered to agents, who are wanted every where. Full particmars sent free. Address SHAW <k CLAJiR, March 15,1861. Biddeford,Maix>e. jY ( )TA'E.— 1 All fvrsins indebted for subscnp -lions of stock, to the Hopewell and Bloody Run Plank ami Tu.npikc Ro A Cump>ny,are hereby no tified, trial the books will be left with Henry N*:eo dernus Esq., for collection, tf not pnd before the Ist Ap il next. JOSEPH W. TATE; President, it Att'y*. for Company March 35th, 1861. H AST NOTfCE. The Books of the late firm of Reed ft Minnich, and J. Reed A co., are tn the hands of the subscrider for eoi'ectiori. Debtors thereon desirous of saving costs, mud call &■ settle on or befoie th Ist day of April, as after that date he wi;l make use of the law in collecting without respect to persons. JOHN P. REED. March 8, 1861. Attorney at Law. 4 TTENTION. BKDFOKD RIFLEMEN ! Yon will meet for parade in Bedford, on Saturday, the 16th day of March, inst., at 10 o'clock A. M. in full Winter Uniform (with Plume.) By order of the Captain. GEORGE BTIFFLER, 0.-S M arch 8. 1861.