Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, April 19, 1861, Page 2

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated April 19, 1861 Page 2
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BE0FORI) G AZETTE. -BEOIUftD, Pa.— FRIDAY APRIL 19, IS6I. B. F. Meyers, Editor & Proprietor. CALL AND SETTLE. We are compelled to call upon all persons indebted to us, to make payment as soon as they conveniently can. Our necessities are urgent and we must have money. We shall confidently expec' all our friends who may be in attendance at the coming Court, to pay up 1 heir arrearages. We hope this appeal will not be in vain. Applying the Gag. There are certain journals in the interest of the present blind and infatuated Administra tion that ought to be extirpated from the soil of newspaperdom. Among these is (hat men dacious and pernicious publication issued un der the style and title of the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. In its issue of the 11th inst., this organ par excellence of the Philadel phia Abolitionists and Republicans, treats its readers to an article hinting that freedom of opinion in regard to the unnecessary, unnatu ral and unholy war made by Abraham Lin coln upon the ppople of the South, would be embed and silenced by "the powers that be," and that private citizens as well as public speakers and the newspaper press would be muzzled against the utllerance of criticisms on the policy of making such a war. What do the liberty-loving, tree and independent citi zens of Pennsylvania think of a doctrine like this? Are we to have another sedition law, under which our forefathers suffered ir: the days of John Adams ? Is our Government to be turned into a military despotism, and are !he authorities at Washingtonjabout to play the pait of the butchers of (be French Revolution ? For|our part though Lincoln, Seward and Chase may aspire to rival the infamy of Danton, Ro bespierre and Marat, and may erect another guillotine to establish their reign of terror, our motto shall ever be, as it now is, "FREEDOM OF THOUGHT AND OPINION !" The Responsibility. The Administration journals with the coolest ! sang froid imaginable, assert that the fratrici dal war with the South, was commenced by the Southern forces. History tgll record the fact that it was the trickery and chicanery of Abraham Lincoln that caused the first shot to be fired. The telegraphic despatches show that while the South were not desirous of blood shed, the bad faith of the Government nt Washington toward the authorities at Mont gomery, in sending their spy, Mr. Fox, under the guise of a pacific visitor to Fort Sumter, to concoct a plan for the re-inlorcement of that Fort, which they were about to carry out, in the lace of their semi-official assurances that they intended to withdraw Maj. Anderson and his men, caused the attack which has resulted in tlie surrender of Fort Sumter. We do not make this statement to defend the conduct ot the Southerners,for we maintain that a ivar like this, no matter by what party commenced, is wrong and unnatural but we say let "justice be done, though the heavens fall." The Watchwords of Fanatics. "We want to see whether we have a Gov ernment !" cries a crazy federal enthusiast.— Well, you can try the experiment, if you think it will pay for the amount of human lives that you will sacrifice in the attempt ; ifyou think your curiosity ought to be gratified at the ex pense of broken hearts, wailing) widows and perishing orphans. Are you a Christian, or a barbarian ? "THE GOVERNMENT MI ST HOLD THE FEDERAL PROPERTY !" shrieks another candidate for the Insane Asylum. Well, if a few worthless shells that can be tattered to pieces in a few hours, a few useless Custom Houses that do not pay the salaries of the officials posted there, are worth more than the peace, the business and the lives of American citizens, drive ahead. Are you another Don Quixotte? Our voice is still for Peace. We wish the Government at Washington no ill luck in its battle with the South. It is as sad and melancholy news to us to hear of the defeat and slaughter of the IT. S, troops as it "can be to any other American citizen. But we ask of the Governmeut at Washington that it call upon the men who tavored and justified tue making of this war, when it is in need of troops to fight its battles. We are for peace. War cannot settle the difficulties between the North and the South. Years ol blood mav roll a-.vay, but the fight will not be ended until Ais concluded by a treaty of peace. Why not make that treaty now ? It could have ben Jone ere this, and can be done now, if only our tulers at Washington were not biind to the in terests ol (lie country. Geu. Scott opposed to the War. In another column will be found a telegraph ic despatch, taken from the Philadelphia In quirer, a Repubhcan*paper, slating that the ex pedition for the re'ief of Fort Sumter, was sent against the advice ot Gen. Scott and that the j hero of Lundy's Lane and Vera Cruz, was in favor of tfie evacuation of both Forts Pickens and Sumter. Why did not Lincoln take his advice ? Why didn't he do it The Bedford Inquirer of March 29tli, has the following : "The Gazette , last week, has an article in which it admits that Mr. Lincoln does right in evacuating Fort Sumter. * * The Republicans were in favor of reinforcing Fort Sumter, and would be now, ■ if the matter was feasible. * Gen. Scotl advises the evacuation, and savs that Fort Sumter could not be re-inforced with less than 20,000 men. Thus spoke The Bedfoid Inquirer three weeks ago. Why, then, did not the President evacu ate Fort Sumter ? If it could not be re-in forced, why did he attempt to do so 1 Local and Miscellaneous. . .. .The Bedford Classical School, Rev. Jno. Lyon, Principal, has been removed to the new building ol Mr. William Horn, immediately West ot the borough. This is a fine location for a school. ...Telegraphic despatches informed in a few days ago that Gov. Curlin had pledged | Pennsylvania to President Lincoln for 100,000 troops in 4S hours. To make good his promise, ! every fourth man subject to military duty would I have to be drafted into service. Bedford coun j ty,- foi instance, would have to furnish over ' 1000 men. Comfortable to contemplate, isn't |it? ... .A hegira of our merchants took place ; on Monday last, the Mecca of their destination j being Philadelphia. . .. .Court begins on Monday, the 29th inst. j 1 he Sheriff's Sale will be held, as usual, on the I Saturday previous. .... Ihe Spring parades are advertised by ; Maj. Sansom, in this week's Gazelle. See the times and places ol parade in the advertisement | in another column. ... .It is sard that the Legislature is about I passing some kind of treason, or sedition law. : Our Black Republican masters are, doubtless, still in favor o! F— R—E--E—D—O— M ! ... .The Legislature has passed the bill ap propriating $500,000 to arm the militia of the ' State. The State Treasurer says the sum must ;be raised by a loan. Those " Lincoln times" : are coming. Another halt a million added to I the Slate debt. "Hur-ah for Curtin and good | times!" i ... .Two new Attorneys publish their cards in our paper this week, Dr. J. E. M'Girr and John Palmer, Esq. We can recommend both of them to persons who choose to trust to the "glorious uncertainty of the law." Both are men of talent, good business qualifications and as honest as lawyers well can be. ... .Our enterprising neighbor, Col. Hafer, ot the Bedford Hotel, has erected a lime-kiln on his farm, on the North side of the Juniata, immediately opposite the lower end of our bor ough, and is making preparations to furnish the good people ot this community with any quan tity of the finest and purest lime. We nnder | stand that the Colonel has just disposed of 1000 ; bushels to the Directors ol the Poor, who in i tend applying it upon the Poor House Farm. ' We are glad to see this movement on the part !of those functionaries, and hope they will not j stO P at a thousand bushels, hut double the quan ! tity. . .. .April has this year thus far well main tained her reputation as the fickle one ol the : twelve daughters of the year. Sunshine and storm in the same hour ; rain and snow ming , ting together ; soft and balmy airs suddenly stic ; ceed"d by tfie bluster of raw and chilling winds; | such has been the record ot thecleik of the weather for the last three weeks. ... .IRON CITY COLLEGE.—We take pleas ure m again calling the attention of our rea . Deis to the advertisement of this widely cele brated Institution. Wiihin a few years, manv young men have laid the foundation of substan ; tial fortunes, and hundreds are now engaged in ' business at salaries which they never could t have secured but for the advantages afforded by i this School. Every young man who can, j should pursue a course ol study in this Institu tion ; it will prove ol untold advantage to him. ... .A CHANCE FOR THE WIDE AWAKES.— j We understand that an effort is about being made in 'lns place to raise a military company ; w hose services are to be tendered to the Gen : era I Government for the Southern war. Here |is a chance, now, for the Wide Awakes, as well as for that valiant Republican orator who I told us last tall that he wanted this conflict to • come during his lite, s 0 that he could fight the j 1 battle and not entail it upon his children. . .. .The square in front of the jPresbylerian j Church in this place, has been enclosed with a i | row ol young trees. In a few years this | provement will be tally appreciated. For the. Bedford Gazelti. ST. CHIRSVILLE, I Apiil 13th, I SCI. j DEAR SIR : 1 observe by the "Inquirer" of iveek,that Abraham Lincoln has appointed the notorious Carl Schurz, Minister to Spain, this man Schurz, I am informed, is not only an infidel, but a lawless and desperate charac ter I think, sir, that you must have beer. Irv ing to get that once Know Nothino who now edits the "Inquirer" to "put his foJt in it," when you complained that the "Repub licans" were not rewarding the Germans. We ' in St. Clair, had no idea that that distinguished : editor would be so green as to fall into your trap, by approving the appointmen' of a "lor-, eigner like Schurz. We still believe a little; in (he doctrine that such an office ouht to be .filled by an ! AMERICAN. ! THE Will IHi THE SOUTH. 0 P EXI X G OF HOS T I LIT IE S! j FORT SI'MTKR TAKEN BY THF. SOUTHERN TROOPS ! j .1/.4 J. ANDERSON AND HIS MEN PRISO NERS OF WAR ' CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN THESOU i riIERN AUTHORITIES PRECEDING THE HOSTILITIES. CHARLESTON, April 12.—The following is ! the telegraphic correspondence which took | place between the War Department of the Con federate Government and Gen. Beauregard, immediately preceding the commencement of the hostilities. The correspondence grew out of the formal notification of the United States Government, disclosed in Gen. Beauregard's I first despatch : [No. l.j CHARLESTON, April B—To Hon. L. P. : Walker, Secretary of War: —An authorized messenger from Lincoln has just informed Gov. Pickens and myself that provisions will be sent to Foit Sumter, peaceably it possible, other wise by force. (Signed) G. T. BEAUREGARD. [nTl] MONTGOMERY, April 10.—Gen. G. T. Beati- I regard, Char'eston:— If you have no doubt of the authorized character of the agent pmu nicated to you the intention of the WaSfhngton Government to supply Fort Sumter by force, you will at once demand Us evacuation ; if this is refused, proceed in such manner as you may determine, to reduce it. Answer. (Signed,) L P. WALKER, Secretary of War. (No. 3.] CHARLESTON, April 10. —To L. P. Walker, Secretary of War :—The demand will be made to-morrow at 12 o'clock. .(Signed) G.T.BEAUREGARD. {No. U] MONTGOMERY, April 10.—Gen. Beauregard Charleston :—Unless there are especial reasons connected with your own condition, it is con sidered proper that you should make the de mand at an earlier hour. (Signed) L. P. WALKER, Secretary of-War. [No. 5.] CHARLESTON, April 10.—To L. P. Walker, : Secretary of War, Montgomery —The reasons 1 are special for twelve o'clock. (Signed) G.T.BEAUREGARD. [No. 6.) CHARLESTON, April 10.—To L. P. Waiter, Secretary of War .—The demand was sent at two o'clock. Allowed till six to answer. (Signed) G.T.BEAUREGARD. [N^7.] MONTGOMERY, April 1 Ith.—Gen. Beaure gard, Charleston.—Telegraph tlie reply of An derson. i (Signed) L. P. WALKER, Secretary of War. [NOTS.J REPLY OF ANDERSON. CHARLESTON, April 11.—L. P. Waller, Secretary of War.—Major Anderson replies as follows : "I have the honor to acknowledge the re ceipt of your communication demanding the j evacuation o! this fort, and to say in rfply I thereto, that it is a demand with which I re gret that my sense of honor, and of my obliga ! tior. to my Government, prevent my compli ance." He adds, verbally, "I will await the first I shot, atfii if you do not batter us to pieces, we ! will be starved in a lew days." Answer. ; (Signed) G. T. BEAUREGARD. {No. 9.] MONTGOMERY, April 11.- To Gen. Beaure gard, Lharleston : We do not desire needless ly to bombard Fort Sumter. If Major Ander son will state the lime at which, a3 indicated by him, he will evacuate, and agree that, ir. the meantime, he will not use his guns against us j unlesss ours should be employed against Sum ter, you are authorized thus to avonJ the effu sion of blood. If this, or its equivalent, be re fused, reduce the fort as your judgment decides to be most practicable. (Signed) L. P. WALKER, Secretary of War. [No. 10.) i CHARLESTON, April 12— To L. P. Walker, War :He would not consent.— 1 I write to day. (Signed) " G. T. BEAUREGARD. THE PLAN OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT DISCLOSED BY INTER CEPTED DESPATCHES! CHARLESTON. April 12.—Intercepted des patches disclose the lact that Mr. Fox, who had been allowed to visit Major Anderson, on the I pledge that his purpose was pacific, employed bis opportunity to devise a plan for supplying the lort by force, and that this plan had been adopted by the Government at Washington, and was in progress of execution. EVENTS ON FRIDAY. Charleston, April 12, 1861.—Civil war has at last begun. A terrible fight is at this mo ment going on between Fort Sumter and (he fortifications by which it is surrounded. In my fast dispatch I stated that negolia- I tions had been re-opened between General ! Beauregard and Major Anderson. This was I done with a view to prevent an unnecessary | effusion of blood. The issue was submitted to Major Anderson :of surrendering as soon as his supplies were exhausted, or of having a fire oppned on him within a certain time. This he refused to do, and accordingly, at twenty minutes past four o'clock this morning, Fort Moultrie began the bombardment by firing two guns. To these Major Andeisan replied with three of his barbette guns, after which the batteries on Mount Pleasant. Cummins' Point and t lie Floating Battery, opened a brisk fire of shot and shell. Major Anderson did not reply except at lon* intervals, until between seven and o'° clock, when he brought into action the two tiers of guns looking towards Fort Moultrie and Stevens' iron battery. Up to this houi (three o'clock Friday after noon) they have failed to produce any serious effect. Dispatches received at head-quarters from :he various lorts report that all is going on idmirably, and no man hurt. .Major Anderson lias the greater part ol I In lay been directing his fire principally against Fort Moultrie, the Stevens and Floating Battery, these and Fort Johnron being the only ones operating against him. The remainder ot the batteries are held in reserve. Some fifteen or eighteen shots have struck the floating battery, but made not the slightest impression upon its iron-cased sides. The Stevens battery is also eminently successful, and does ferrible execution on Fort Sumter. Breaches to all appearance, are being made in the several sides exposed to fire. Portions ot the parapet have been destroyed, and seve ral of (he guns there mounted have been shot away- Major Anderson is at present using his lower tier of casemate ordinance. The fight is going on with intense ern>->t ness, and will continue all night. It is not improbable that the foil will be carried by storm. The soldiers are peifeclly reckless ol their lives, and at every shot jump upon the ram parts, observe the effect, and then jump down, cheering. A party on the Stevens battery are said to have played a game of the hottest lire. | The excitement in the community i iji escribabie. With the very first boom ol the gun thourands rushed from their beds to the harbor front, and ail day every available place has been thronged by ladies and gentlemen, viewing the solemn spectacle through their glasses. Most ot these have relatives in the several fortifications, aud many a tearful eye

attested the anxious affection of the mother, wile and sister, but not a murmui came Irom a single individual. The spirit of patriotism is as sincere as it is universal. Five thousand Madies stand ready tc-day to respond to any sacrifice that IT ay be required of them. The brilliant and patriotic conduct of Major Anderson speaks for itselfand silences the attacks lately made at the J\"oith upon his character unit patriotism. Troops are pouring into the town by hun dreds, but are held in reserve lor the present, the force already on the island being ample.— People are also arriving every moment on horsehack, and by every other conveyance.— Within an area of fifty mils, where the thun der of artillery can be heard, the scene is magnificently terrible. A DISPATCH IN THE EVENING. CHARLESTON, 9 o'clock P. M.—Major Ander son is busy repairing damages. He received twenty-nine hill shot 4rom Stevens' battery alone, making the bricks fly from the walls in all directions. It is estimated that from twelve to eighteen hundred balls and shells were fired during the day. Over one hundred shells took effect in side the fort. Orders have been issued to send Major An derson a bomb from all the batteries every twenty minutes during the night, to keep him wide awake, making about two a minute. Major Anderson fired only two barbette guns. Two more were dismounted His shots at Fort Moultrie were generally bad, most ol the balls going over. The same was the case with the floating battery, to which he was very particular in his attentions. A ball penetrated the Moultrie House, where a party ol gentlemen were sitting in the parlor watch ing the fight. It entered the second story and traveled into the kitchen. The gentlemen scattered miscellaneously. The United States vessels aie certainly outside. They were signaled by Major Ander son lowering and raising his flag. The attempt will probably be made to re inforce him during the night. The mortar batteries are now blazing away. 'I he scene is magnificent. EVENTS OF YESTERDAY. CHARLESTON, April 13, 10i o'clock.—At intervals ol twenty minutes, the firing was kept up all night on Fort Sumter. Major Anderson ceased to fire at six o'clock in the evening. All night he was engager! in repairing the damage done to the Icrt, and protecting the guns in barbette on the parapet. He commenced to return the fib 1 this mor ning at seven o'clock, but seems to be greatly disabled. The battery on Cummings' Point does Fori Sumter great damage. At fi o'clock this morning a dense smoke poured out trom the walls of Fort Sumter. CHARLESTON, April 13. —(Received at Philadelphia at 2 P. M.) —The Federal (lag at Fort Sumter is at half-mast, signaling dis tress ! The shells from Fort Moultrie and Mortis Island fall into Anderson's stionghold thick and fast. They can be seen in their course Irom the Charleston battery. The breach made in Fort Sumter is on the side opposite Cummings' Point. Two ol its port-holes are knocked into one, and the wall from the top is crumbling. Three vessel*, one of them a very large sized steamer, are over the bar, and seem to be preparing to participate in the conflict. The fire of Morris Island ami Fort Moultrie is divided between Fort Sumter and the ships of-wa r. AN EXPLOSION AT FORT SUMTER. An explosion has occurred at Fort Sumter. A dense volume of smoke was saen suddenly to rise. Major Anderson has ceased to fire lor about an hour. It is thought that the officers' quar ters m Fort Shaffer are on fire. ANOTHER ACCOUNT. CHARLESTON, April 13.—Two of Major Anderson's magazines have exploded. It is thought that they were only the smaller maga zines. Only occasional shots are now fired at him from Fort Moultrie. The Morris Island battery is doing heavv work. The greatest excitement prevails in the city. The wharves, steeples, house tops, and every available place are packed with people. THE OUTSIDE VESSELS.TOO LATE TO PASS THE BAR. The ships in the otfiing have not yet aided Anderson. It is now too late for them to come over the bar, as the tide is ebbing. CHARLESTON, 'April 13 —Noon—The ships in the olhing appear quietly at anchor, and have not fired a gun. The entire roofs of Anderson's barracks ar* n a vast sheet of flame. Shelis from Cummings' Point and Foil Moultrie are bursting in and over Foil Sumter in quick succession. The Federal flag waves over the left. Major Anderson is only occupied in putting out the fire. Every shot appears to tell, and the specta tors are anxiously ex|>ec'ingtl>e striking of tire flag. CHARLESTON, April 13. RECEIVED at '2 P. M.— Fort Sumter is undoubtedly on fire. The flames are raging. The flames are bursting from all the port boles of Fort Sumter, and destruction is inevita ble. The lew shots that Anderson fired this mor ning, knocked tin* bricks off the chimneys on the officers'quarters at Fort Moultrie like a whirlwind. It seems that Anderson's only hope is to bold out for aid from the ships. A GENERA I, ENGAGEMENT IMPEN DING. < 'IIARI.ESTON, April 13.—T wo ivjr' ships are making in towards Morris Island, with the view to land troops to silence the bitten, s. CHARLESTON, April 13—Received at f. P. M.— Four vessels, two ot them being large steamers, are in sight over the bar. The largest ol the vessels appears to i * en ! gaging Morris Island. The flarnesd'ave nearly subsided in Fort Sum ; ter, hut Anderson does not hie any guns. Gen. Beauregard left the now, in a boat, for Morris Island. FROM ANOTHER SOURCE. CHARLESTON, S. ('., April 13 —P. M The bombardment has ceased. Major A ndeison ! has drawn down the stars and stripe s and dis | played a (lag of truce. This has been dis covered from the city, and a boat is on the ! way to Fort Sumter . THE FORT SURRENDERED. CHARLESTON, April*l 3, {Via Augusta, Ga.) J Fort Sumter has surrendered. The Confederate fi ig now ffoat> over the ■ walls. None ol the garrison nor the Confederate troops have been hurt. WAR TO BE DECLARED BY THE CON FEDERACY. WASHINGTON, April 13, 3. P. \L- Official advices havejust been received from Monlgoine iv. They slate lha* tlie Congress there will immediately declare war against the United States, discriminating in their declarat.on be tween alien enemies—that is, between those who sustain and those who oppose the Wash ington Administration. This may be relied on. A ispatr.h from a secession source at Charleston, in cipher, says tht the fire from Fort Sumter ceased at 10 o'clock to day. The flag was at half-mast, and the fleet had been signaled by Major Anderson. The fleet was en gaged with the battery on Morris Island. All is comparatively quiet at the White House and the Departments to-day. There was a hiief session of the Cabinet this morning at 11 o'clock It is asserted in political circles that the President will call for the service ol volun teers. A proclamation for an extra session ot Con giess is expected to be issued on Mondav. The President has no information of the operations at Charleston except what he gets through the press. More troops are being sworn in at 'the War Department. The volunteers ol Alexandria were ordered out to-day. THE FORT SUMTER RELIEF EXPEDE TIO.N.-GEN. SCOTT OPPOSED TO IT. WASHINGTON, April 12. —The expedition for the relief of Fort Sumter, it is said, has been undertaken Against the advice of Lieutenant- General Scott, who has urged the evacuation of both Fort Sumter and Fort Pickens. BY TELEGRAPH 1 LATEST. WASHINGTON, April 16th.—Twenty tons of shells and grape shot were lemoved from the Washington Navy Yard to Georgetown in view of a possible invasion of Washington, fromjthat direction. Several additional companies of volunteers were mustered into service to-day. The Government has directed that no more copies of the Coast Survey reports shall be sent to the Seceding States. MONTGOMERY, April 16.—President Lin coln's proclamation was read in the Southern Cabinet meeting yesterday, and greeted with i shouts ot laughter. The Secretary of war has authorized the statement that 32,000 addition- j al troops will he called out to-day to meet the Federal Army. RICHMOND, April 16th. The State Conven tion is now in secret session and the reporters excluded. A telegraph dispatch from Gov. Pickens to Mr. Wise, reports that eleven War vessels are I now off the harbor and have stopped vessels on I their way to this city. The papers have expressed confidence in the rumor that Gen. Scott will resign. The Rich- I inond Whig hauled down the union flag and | tun up the flag oI Virginia. READING, Pa., A pill 16. —The Ringgold artillery ot Reading, having received a requisi tion from the Gov. this mrrning, set out at six o'clock this evening, for Harrisburg. They are the firt Pennsylvanians in the field. ALTOOXA, Pa., April 16. —The Stars and stripes are .flying from the Democratic head quarters of Altoona. CHARLESTON, S. C., April 16.—The Federal fleet stopped three vessels which were coming into this harbor last night. One of the vessels displayed the Spanish flag, one the Hritish and the ether the American ensign. They were detained a short time and then allowed to pro ceed." It is understood that the fleet is de termined to intereere no more with our com merce until lurther orders from Washington. FROM CHARLESTON, April 16.—Troops con tinue to pour in from all parts of the State.— It is estimated that ten thousand are now a bout this vicinity. Gen. Beauregard is very active in strengthen ing eveiy position. He says he can - 000 men from this Stale. At Columbus every man from 16 to 60 years of age, is under arms. rt is thought by good authority here, that the British Government will recognize the Southern Independence at an early "day, the same is true ot France'jjlhe Federal fleet"sailed in company with the Baltic for New York. 1 he Baltic has met Anderson and his command abroad. nGPThe Stars and Stripps float at our mast - h p ad, but bearing no sectional motto. By lite PrfsidfDl 01 the ifuiied siaJfs A PROCLAMATION. VVlie-r a- the Jaws of the United States have Iw.n to, sometime past aild art- now opined and the execution thereof obstructed it, |hJ States of South Carolina, Ceor<ri-> \i i MK,I, ..,.A combinations .00 pow.,| u | |„ he u .,p,e M ej d the ordinary mum- of judical |.ioceedin ß , ,! !> powers vested m the Marlu|, by | a *. Nov, therefore, f, ARK AH AM Ll\C()[ \ Piesilent of the United Stales, , n virtueol the power invested by the Constitution and laws have thought fit to call forth, and hereby ,b call lorth th- mil it 1 a of the several States ~t the Union to the aggregate number of seventy five thousand, in order to suppress the said com binatious, and to cause the laws to be duly , rufed. i tie details lor this object will j je , n mediately communicated to the State auth'v ties through the War Department. I appeal to all loyal citizens to favor facili tale and aid this effort to maintain the honor the integrity and the existence of uur national' Union and the perpetuity of popular govern ment, and to redress the wrongs already i , riJ enough endured. I deem it proper to say that the first service assigned to tiie forces hereby called forth >vi ,! probably be to repossess Ihe forts, places an property which have been seized from '.lie I ni m ; and in every event the utmost care will be observed, consistently with I lie objects jf or ..'- said, to avoid any devastation, any di'struct, ol or interference with property, or any distur bance of peaceful citizens in any part nf the country. And I hereby command the persons compo sing (he combinations aforesaid to disperse and retue peaceably to their respective abodes, within twenty days from this date. Deeming that the present condition of pub lic affairs presents an extraordinary occasion I do hereby, in virtue of the power in ir.e vested by the Constitution, convene both Houses ol Congress. The Senators and Representatives are therefore summoned to assemble at their re sp-ctive Chambers, at 12 o'clock, noon, ori Thursday the 4th of July next, then and there 10 consider and determine such measures as in their wisdom the public safety and interest mav seem to demand. fn witness whereof, I have hereunto set niv hand, and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the c-ty of Washington, this 15th day of April, in the year of our Lord one thou sand eight hundred ami sixty-one, and ol the Independence of the United States, the eighty fifth. Signed by the President, ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WILLIAM H. SEWAP.D, Secretary ot State. HEAL TIRE SICK.— Diseases of (he Boivei and Stomach are always caused by large de posits of hurtful matter, left by impure blood in those important organs, and the poisonous material in (his vitiated blood, acting on the system makes it too weak to throw off this matter by the natural channels, or if any i> cairied off it is a very small 'portion. So aiise diarrhma and dysentery, colic, cestiveness, bad breath, indigestion, nausea, loss ol appetite, J belching of wind ol stomach, etc. To cure all these "the blood is (be life," and must be perfectly pure and clean, ll.en you cannot be sick. A short use of JUDSOiN'S MOUN IAIN HERB PILLS v/ill delight vou. You will feel with surprise their mighty power, and •: be willing to say with the red men of the west, | truly they are the "mighty healer." Sold by j all medicine Dealers. ■ A it 11 o u it cements. [Those notices marked with a star (•) are prepaid.] Associate Judge. ME. EDITOR Please announce the name ol I SAMI-KL DEPIBAU-GH, of Bedford tp., as a suitable | candidate for Associate Judge. MANY DEMOCRATS. ME. EDITOR R —Please announce the name <V JOHN S. BITCHEY, ESQ., ot Bedford Township, lot the office of Associate Judge, subject to the dec is ion ol the Dcmociatic County Convention. Treasurer- I We are authorized to announce the name of GEO. MABDORI r, of Bedford Borough, as a suitable candi j late for the office of County Treasurer, subject to j the will of the Democratic County Convention. .MR. EDITOR -.—Please announce the name of J.xo. j BOOR, of Bedford Borough, tor. the office of County . Treasurer, subject to the decision of the Democrat j ic County Convention. We are authorized to announce A. J. SAJSOM, oi | Bedford Borough, as a candidate for County Trea surer, subject to the decision of the Democratic County Convention. Commissioner. We are authorized to announce GEORGE W. PO\V ELI., of Hariison tp., as a candidate for Commiss loner, subjest to the decision of the Demociatic C'oun ty Convention. We are authorized to announce HENRY TAYLOR, ol Napier tp., as a candidate lor County Commis siouer ; subject to the decision ot the Democratic County Convention. JJKIGADE ORDERS, NO. 2. The uniformed companies comprising the First Brigade, lGth Di vision, P. L T . M., wid parade lor the purpose of in spection and review, at the following times am! places : Hopeweil Rifles will meet at the town of Hope well, on Monday, the (Ith day of May, next, at 10 o'clock. A. M. Pattonsville Rifles will meet at the town of Pat tonsville, on Tuesday, the 7th diy of "May next at 10 o'clock, A. M. Bloody Run Blues will meet at the Borough o' Bloody Run, on Wednesday, the Bth day ol°Mav next, at 10 o'clock, A. M. Clearville Blues will meet at the town of Clear ville, on Thuisday, the 9th day of May next, at 10 o'clock, A. M. Bedford Riflemen will meet in the Borough ol Bedford, on Friday the 10th day of May, next, at 10 o'clock, A. M. Black Plumed Riflemen will meet in the Borough of Schellsburg, on Saturday, the ltth dav of May, next, at 10 o'clock, A. M. Cumberland Valley Biues will meet in :he town of Centreville, on Monday, the l.'ith day of May next, at 10 o'clock, A. M. Captains of companies will please take notice of these orders, and notify their companies according ly . 1 hey are also required to make return of their companies for the year, 1801, at the above named parades. A. J. SAXSOM, Brigade Inspector's Ot- ( Brigade Inspector, Ist flee, Bedford, April 19,'61. J Brigade, 16th Division. JOHN PALMER, ATTORNEY AT LAW, 'BEDFORD, PENN'A ~ Will promptly attend to all business entrusted to his care. Office on Jutienna Street, (nearly oppo site the Mengel fli-ise. fapri! 19,'60.]