Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, May 3, 1861, Page 2

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated May 3, 1861 Page 2
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BEDIDRD —BEDFORD, Pa.— FRIDAY : MAY 3,1861 B.F. Meyers, Editor & Proprietor. The Olive Branch with the Sword. ••Blessed are the p?ace-makers ; for they shall be called the children of God.— Matthew, s th Chap., 9th verse. Whilst we hold that the people ol the South ate seeking a remedy tor their wrongs in an im proper and unlawful manner, and whilst we are ready and wilHng to lend all the aid we can to the General Government in putting down rebellion, yet we must confess that we wooid much prefer a peaceful settlement of the exist ing troubles, and as no plan tor such a settlement has yet been offered by the uovernment to the people, we have no good reason to believe it would not be adopted by a large majority in both sections. There is a frenzied feeling in the North as well as in the South, that will be ag gravated to madness shouid there be further blood-shed. The details of toe consequences of a popular outbreak such as would follow the announcement of the first battle between the opposing forc-s, will be too horribie for pen to relate. God only knows what ruin and deso lation would follow in the track of such a con test. But let there be an armistice ftll, the meeting of Congress on the fouith of July.— Then let that body submit a plan for the peace ful adjustment of our unfortunate difficulties.— Let it "be the Crittenden plan, cr some other similar one, which will give the Southern peo ple their rights, and at the same time preserve the dignity and integrity of the Union. This done, our word for it that Virginia and all the Border States will be mollified, and restored in * their loyalty, whilst the Contederated Slates, operated upon by the eight slave States remain ing in the Union, will eventually return to the fold. We have been induced to make these re marks by the appeal of that distinguished Ken tuckian and true Union raaD, James Guthrie, to the peace-loving and patriotic people of the North, made ir his great speech recently deliv ered at Louisville. To Mr. Guthrie we are in debted, more than to any other leading Ken tuckian, for the continued fidelity to the Union of his noble old State. Wnen such men as he appeal to the "still small voice" yet crying for peace throughout the North, we cannot refrain from making a gental r~pnrw* Whilst we ' ~u. it fig^ l " yet let us write upon our near <tiK ~,Jel iblf characters of undying memory, " BLESSED ARE RAT P*ACE-MKER9 ?" A Modest Request. The latest dodge of those disinterested patri ots, the Republican wire-pullers, is to tell Dem ocrats that they have abandoned Republicanism and that Democrats ought to abandon Democ racy , and all 'unite together to rally around the Administration of old Abe Lincoln. The mod esty of this request is equalled only by its fox like shrewdness. Republicans have nothing to lose by rallying around the Administration of Mr. Lincoln, but have everything to gain it they can induce Democrats to join them in doing so. We are coolly asked to abandon our principles and our organization, and the men who ask us to do so are the very identical stiff-necked zeal ots who told us 6!>lv t wo months ago that they could not and they would not sacrifice any of their principles to vote for the CrittiV'den Com- any other measure to save the Union. They must imagine Democrats to be a set of drivelling fools if they expect them to swallow such a bait as this. For our part, we will sus tain the Government cheerfully and to the best of our ability, in putting down rebellion, but as to giving up cur principles, or counselling the abandonment of the Democratic organization, we can never be guilty of such treachery to the party we delight to honor, and w hose creed is the very Constitution for which all good pa triots arp contending. Bear in Mind. The Government of the United States is not composed solely of Abraham Lincoln and his Cabinet. It consists of three distinct co-ordi nate and co-equal branches, the Legislative, Executive had Judicial. Mr. Lincoln and his Cabt -> are, the-efore, only a third part of the Government, viz: the Executive. Conse quently, when wp speak of sustaining the Government, we da not mean the endorsement of the Lincoln Administration, we do not mean the deliberate swallowing ofthe political doc trines of the President, but we mean the aid ing and assisting of the Executive in executing the laws framed by the Legislative department of th Government, as expounded by the Judiciary. We can, therefore, sustain the Government without; endorsing Lincoln's Ad ministration. The Republican leaders are at present employed in endeavoring to blindfold Democrats in regard to this matter, and hence we feel called upon to make this noticp. Bear in mind that you can sustain the Government a Democrats, you can give countenance to the Executive in executing the law; (which is his sworn duty) without endorsing the political measures of his Administration. No More Lynch Law, Our Republican friends ask us to support the Government. This we are doing, have always done, and will continue to do. There is not a Democrat in Bedtord county that will reluse to do it. It is our duty and that is sufficient for us. But, now, we ask o! you, Republicans, that you cease Tiaking threats against your neighbors, that you cease persecuting them, because they do not think with you in regard to the causes and policy that inaugurated the present war.— You ask us to unite with you in sustaining the Government. We answer, we will do so, but you must allow us the same freedom of opinion which you enjoy. We are Union men, Union to I he core, all of us, we have always been such, aye, we were Union men when you sneered and scoffed at us for our efforts to preserve the Union. The Stars and Stripes have always been our flag, yes, were our flag when you re fused to fight under them in Mexico, were our fl3g when in IBf)fi, you blotted filleen ol the stars from the constellation, and will be our flag till the last ray ot hope for our country dies within our breast. Then make us no tests.— Raise no mobs. Let us alone in our opinion. And thus you will thoroughly unite th* people in the cheerful and willing support ot the Gov ernment. We do not ask }his as a favor. We ask it as our light, and we will have it, no matter at what cos*. Local and Zrliscellaneocs. ... .BEDFORD DRAGOONS. —This company is now forming for the protection of the people and their properly ir; Bedford county. They made their first turn out on Monday. They j will parade again on Saiurday, 4-th, at 10 o'clock, A. M. All able-bodied men from ev- j ery part of the county, are earnestly urged to join the same. ... .Our young friend, S. S. M tzger, Esq., ' i returned to this place, on Monday last, from a | lour through '.he South. Mr. M. vis.ted I Charleston, and Savannah, and made a consid ' earble sojourn at Montgomery, tne capita! of the C. S. A. He represents the people of the ! Seceded States to be in a state of great excite- I ment, and determined to achieve I heir indepen j dence at any cost, men, boys and negroes, to the last one able to carry a gun, enlisting tor the j conflict. He also informs us'that the same kind jof terrorism exists there that now exhibits it self among the more intolerant friends of the Government in the North. Truly, we hive fallen upon evil times, when feelings of such deadly hostility prevail between men who once were friends and ought now to love each other as brothers. . .. .Thp new Military Company, the uTay lor Guards," Capt. Filler, which left this place ; for Hanisburg, on Thursday ot last week, has j been filled up from other Companies, and is now, we believe, stationed at York, in this State. * ... .Court was in session during the present a cases Ts*av7Bg agreement of counsel. ... .We return our .thanks to those of our j patrons who have responded to oui call for mo | ney. Duns are not intended for those who are j in the habit o! paying regularly, but for those : delinquents who owe us Irom the beginning.— 'We desire this to be understood. . .. .Considerable excitement was caused in | our town, on Saturday evening last, by the fi ring of several volleys from what seemed to be guns of large calibre, on the mountain immedi ately East of us. A party of scouts went out to reconnoitre, and found that holes had been i bored into trees, filled with powder, plugged, i and then discharged by the application of a slow-match. We hope we may never have a I more serious bombardment. j j . ...Capt. Lyons' Company, the old "Bed j ford Riflemen," has reached the number nect ss | ary for its acceptance by the Governor. The i ( aptain has tendered the services of the Oom | pany, nd as the Government has called upon Pennsylvai: ! a lor additional tioops, we have no doubt the gallant feljows compo.-ing this com pany, will have an opportunity to do their du !!y ere long. The "Bedford Rifle urn" have | always been favorites of ours, and we wis£ well wherever tbey may go. ....We were on the police a few nights ago, but had no adventures with midnight as sassins, highway robbers, nor even with hen roost thieves, or belated "sparks". Two of our fellow watchmen arrested a pair of travelling carpet-bags, over which they boasted wonder fully. Ouronly exploit was taking prisoner one of our brother "perlees," who had wonder ed out of his "beat," and was bending his steps in a direction winch we were fearful briug him to his bier. There is a rumor prevalent here that a case of lynching was attempted at Woodberry, a tew days ago. We hope for the good name ol the jeop!e of that neighborhood, that it is not true. We suppose that it is one of the thou sand and one dying reports that are started no one knows how, and without the slightest foun dation. There is a law for the punishment of treason. Let the people resort to that and not their own base passions. There is also a law lor the punishment of /(* imprisonment , ri ots, assault and battery, muraer , &c. Let law les evil-doers beware! .. .JACOB REED has just received a large lot of new Spring and Summer Goods, which he will sell at the lowest prices. Call and see them. The war feeling is quiet jost now There is no neve, of any battles or skirmishes, i VIRGINIA PHILADELPHIA, April 27. THE VIRGINIA SECESSION ORDINANCE. —The ! following islhfc ordinance ot secession it Vir ginia, just made public. Accompanying the :oc ument is a long schedule setting forth the tune j and manner ot holding the poll for its ranfica- j tion by the people. The poll will be opened in each military camp of Virginia volunteers i whether in or out ot the State, and voters suff- j ered to vote. This will be in addition to the regular election precincts. The -election for members of Congress for the State to the House of Representatives of the Congress of the Uni ted Slates required by law to be held on the 4-th Thursday in .May next, is suspended and pro hibited until otherwise ordained by the conven tion. Ordinance to repeal the ratification of the Constitution of the United States of America, by the State of Virginia, and to resume all the rights and powers granted under said Constitu tion. The people of Virginia, in their ratification j jof the Constitution ot the United States of A-i i merica, adopted by them in convention, on the j j 25th day of June, 1778, having declared that < ; the powers granted under said Constitution were derived from the people of the United j S'ates, and might be resumed whensoever the | ame should be perverted to their injury and op j piesston, and. the Federal Government having I perverted said powers, not only to the injury of] j the people of Virginia, but to the oppression ot I the Southern slaveholding States, now we, the people of Virginia, do declare and ordain, that the ordinance adopted by the people of this i State in Convention on the 25th day of June, tin the year of our Lord 1788, whereby the I Constitution of the United States of America ] was ratified, and ail acts of the General Assem bly of this State ratifying or adopting amend , ments to said Constitution, are hereby repeal jed and abrogated. That the Union between the State of Virginia and otjier States under the ] Constitu!ion aforesaid, is hereby dissolved, and ] that the State ot Virginia is in the full possess ! ion and exercise of all the rights of sovereign 'v which belong and appertain to a free and in dependent S'ate. And they do fuither declare that said Con stitution of the United States of America is no longer binding on any of the citizens of the State. This ordinance shall take effect and be an act of" this day, when ratified by a majority of tbe ] votes of the people of the State, cast at a poll to be taken thereon on the fourth Thursday in May next, in pursuance of a schedule hereafter I to be enacted. \ Tard from Uou C L- Vallai digliam. DAYTON, 0., Wednesday, April 17. To the Editor of the Cincinnati Inquirer .* I have a word for the Republican press and partisans of Cincinnati and other places abroad, who now daily falsify and mi?tepreser.t me and ; matters whioh concern rr.e here in Dayton. Mv position in regard to this civil war which the Lincoln administration has inaugurate. l , | was long since taken, is well known, and will jbe adtieied to to the end. Let that be under stood. I have added nothing to it. subtracted ] nothing from it, said nothing about publicly, since the war began, f know well that lam right, and that in a little while "the sober sec ond thought ot the people" will dissipate the present sudden and fleeting madness, and will demand to know why thirty millions ot people are butchering each other in civil war, and will arresi it speedily. But meantime, should my own State be jnv|(^d fti Qj threatened with in uative born son of Ohio, acknowledging my i first allegiance to be to her, I w ill aid in de fendnig her to tlie last extremity, asking nc question. Whoever shall refuse then or hesitate will be a traitor and a bastard. And ttiissaiE* rule I apply as well to the people of Virginia, Kentucky or Missouri, as to any of the fret States, North or West. C. L. VALLANDIGHAM. A GLEAM OF LIGHT.— The people of Cincin nali, Ohio, and of Covington and Newport Kentucky, on the opposite side of the Ohir river, have entered into pledges of mutual for j bearance, kindness,and defence, in any trouble* which may befall ttie country. So also havt tlie people of Louisville,Ky., entered into & league of friendship with the people of New Albany and Jeffersonville, Indiana. Ii wis slated at the Cincinnati meeting, on authority which was represented to be perfectly reliable, that the Governors of the two States had ex pressed views of the most amicable character, i And further, it is announced by telegraph Iron I Louisville undei date of the 25th insr, tint i Govei noFMagoffin, of Ky.,who is a Brei kmndge Democrat, had proposed t > Govenor Dennisxi ol Ohio, who is a Republican, that the Gomr nors of the Border Htntes should offer to became arbitrators between the contending parties in the present difficulties. The answer ol G >ver nor Denmson has not yet reached us, but it tan | hardly ce doubted that he will second thepny josi'ion with cordial satisfaction. Kentuck'is in the Union, and desires to remain st>. But Gov. Magoffin knows that he caniot retain flee there, should the national <*oven ment carry' /irf and sword into the sece*d States. The natural sympathy which exsts between her and the.'Qj would bring her to ther help, if they were in danger of being crusln'eL The same may be said of TtrinO?see ; and perhips also of Missouri. It seems to us that there is a great deal bet.m chance of agreeing now than there will be aftr a bloody battle has been fought. Ard what a host of lives would de saved bv avoidrjg such a conflict, bl'-ssed are the peace-makfri. A*. Y. Journal of Commerce. CIVIL W AH. —The following eloquent x tract from a letter written by a lady now m Washington may serve at this time to awafrn ttie American people to the folly and madress of ci.vil war. * * "The Seventh Regiment arrived l*re this afternoon. Faint cheers greeted ther as they marched up to the White House, (.h ! God ol Mercies, must this be so ? Must brtfb ers tear each other to pieces, when a litttle gmd will on both sides would mend it so well ? It made me sick at heart to see this sight. Sen come down, leaving desolate homes belihd them, to make others equally desolate. 0:i! merciful Father, can madness so criminal, so wicked, be tolerated 1 Where are the trtj hearted mn of America 1 Are they stupefid or terrified? Sad, sad it is that nations lean as little uy experience as men and women o. Lach one has to read his or her lesson throiih tears of grief and sorrow, while nations Wn their folly through tears of blood. Is it posiitie that this national suicide will be allowed ?- Good-bye j I can write no more. lam too s*i to live," bfefia. a— Bedford County Teachers' Association FRIDAV AFTERNOON, April 19th. The as sociation met pursuant to adjournment, and was called to order by the Presiileut. Rev. G. Sigafooe led in Prayer. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and the Roll called. The Constitution and By-Laws were read, and opportunity given for joining the Associa tion. Mr. D. M. Wonders was chosen a member pro. tem., of the Business Committee, and they , reported a Programme for the afternoon. A Committee on Resolutions, consisting of j Messrs. Fisher, Wonders and Kinsel was ap- j pointed. The question, "Resolved that ail t.achers : should attend a Normal School, at least one term, before taking charge of a school," was a- ; dopted, and Mr. Sigaloos supported the affirma tive. On motion the discussion was closed,, and | miscellaneous business was taken up The Business Committee reported the order j ! of Exercises lor the evening and the meeting adjourned. FRIDAY EVENING. —The Association was called to order by the President and the min utes of the previous meeting read. Mr. J. G.

Livingstone read an Essay upon the theme, "The Teacher and bis Profession;'' Miss L. ; C. Arnold read a beautiful Essay upon '*The ] Education of Women." Mr. Raub then delivered an interesting and | instructive address, handling bis theme, "The i Discipline of the Mind," in a masterly inan j ner. SATURDAY MORNING. —The Association was called to order and a song entitled "The Star of the Evening," was sung by several geotle- I men. The Business Committee reported a9 follows : The Association will meet in Bedford, on Modday, December 23d, 1861, at 1J o'clock, j to continue in session, until Saturday noon. Messrs. A. N. Raub, VV. W. Biim J no. Palmer, Geo. Sigaloos, Sam'l. H. Tate, J. VV. Dickerson, of Martinsburg, and J.J. Stutzman, ofSomerset, were appointed Lecturers. Messrs. D. M, Wonders, E. F. J. C. Geyer, C. VV. Greene, J. N- Rawlins, Jno. Kinsel, J. H. I Miller, M. S. Campbell, Jno. E. SatlerfielJ, J. I A. Livingstone, J. M. Lehman, J. C. Long, i Misses S. E. Montgomery, L. C. Arnold, Liz zie P. Blackburn, Mollie Tobias and Miss Heth j erington were appointed essayists for the next l meeting. The Committee on Resolutions reported, 1. Resolved, That we, as a portion of the ■ Teachers of Bedford County, knowing the effi ciency ot Teachers' Associations, are determin -1 ed to perpetuate them and encourage them by j our presence. 2. Resolved , That the failure of teachers to perform the duties assigned them in the PlO - by the Business Committee, isdiscour ! aging to tbe teachers present, and tends great !ly to retard the progress of education in the j County, and that all such are justly censurable by this Association, where there has been no ; providential interference. ■ 3. Resolved, That this Association request a copy ot Miss Arnold's E*say for publication. •4. Resolved, That we tender our thanks to the Directors of Bedford Borough, lor granting I us the use of the Hall. 5. Resolved, That the editors ol the county papers be requested to publish the proceedings of this Association- A Committee ot three, consisting of Messrs. Fisher, Miller, and Livingstone, were appoin ted to wait upon Mr. A. N. Raub, and request " A' Resoiutron^rr a^rW ,^ i e?& have me power to appoint a Corresponding Sec'y, pro. tern., whose duty it shall be to correspond with those who are appointed to perform duties at the next meeting, and publish the names of all who will accept at least one month previous to the meeting, was earned, and Mr. J. G. Fish er was appointed. Messrs. Sigafoos, Fisher and Greene were appointed a Committee of arrange ments for the next meeting. Adjourned to Monday, Dec. 23d., IStil. C. VV. GREENE, A. N. RAUB, Secretary. President. TUL mm SON L\H. The following is the new Law to punish treasonable acts and correspondence against the State and Federal Governments :* Section I. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Common wealth of Pennsylvania, in General Jlssembly me*, and is hereby enacted by the authority of the same , That it any person or persons be longing to or residing within this State, and under the protection of its laws, shall take a commission or commissions irorn any person, State or Slates, or either, the enemies o! tbi* State, or of the U. States, of America, or who shall Jevy war against this State or Govern ment thereof, or knowingly and willingly shall aid or assist any enemies m open war against this State or the United States, by joining their armies, or by of procuring, or persuading, others to enli3t for that purpose, or by furnishing such enemies wjtfo arms or ammunition, or any other articles, for their aid and comfort, or by carrying on a traitorous correspondence with tbem, or shall form, or be in anywise concerned in forming, any com bination or plot or conspiracy for betraying this State, or the United Sfatesof America, into the hands or power of any foreign enemy, or any organized 01 pretended encased in resisting the laws of the United State's,"or shall give or send any intelligence to the ene mies of this State, or o| the United States of America, or shall, witia the intent to oppose prevent, or subvert Government of this Siate, or of the United States, endeavor to dis suade any person or persons from entering the service of the Stale or of the United States, or from joining any volunteer company or as sociation of this 'State about being mustered into service, or shall use any threats or persua sion, or offer any bribe-or hold out any hope of reward, with like intent to induce any per son or person/; to abandon said service, or'with draw from ariy volunteer company or associa tion already organized under the laws of the Commonwealth for that purpose : every person so offer.ding and being legally convicted there of, shull be guilty of a high misdemeanor, and shall be sentenced to undergo solitary imprison ment in the penitentiary at hard labor for a term nut exceeding ten years, and be fined in a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars, or both at the discretion ol the court : Provided , That this act shall not prohibit any citizen from ta king or receiving civil commissions for the acknowledgment of deeds and other instruments of writing. Section 2, f bat if any person or persons, within this Commonwealth, shall sell, build furnish, construct, alter, or fit out, or shall aid ! or assist in selling, building, constructing, alter ing or fitting out any vessel 01 vessels, for the purpose ot making war, or privateering, or other purpose, to he used in the purpose ot any person or parties whatever to make war on the United States ot America, or to resist by force or otherwise, the execution of the laws of the Nni'.ed State*, such person or persons shall br guilty of misdemeanor, and 011 conviction thereof, shall be sentenced ti inul rgo solitary imprisonment in the penitentiary,at hard labor, not'exceeding ten years, and tie fined in a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars, or both, at the discretion ot the court. Section 3. That every pers >ll holding a com missi in as an officer in the volunteer or militia forces of tins Common wealth shall, withio-thir ty days after the passage ol this act, required to lake the oath of allegiance to th 13 state and to the United States, and if any persons holJing such commission shall refuse to (3K-- such oath, the Governor shall have the authority to annul the commission of such person, and supply his place by appointment until the vacancy Thus created shall be supplied as provided for vacan cies in oth-*r cases by existing laws of this com monwealth ; the said oath of allegnnce shall be administered by the Adjutaut-G- terai or any Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, and may be transmitted to the several brigade inspectors of this commonwealth, who shall ii: turn admin ister the satn - to the officers embraced within the bounds of their respect ive brigades. Section 5. No civil process .-ball issue up he enforced aginst any person n uster-J into (he service of this State, or of the United Sat.-s, duiir.g the term for which he shall be engaged in such service, nor until thirty days after tie shall be dischatged therefiom. prodded, T tat the operations ol ail statutes of limitations -hall be suspended upon claims against uch person during such tei m. HON. JOHN BELL FOR THE SOUTH. —The Nash ville papers of the 24-th inst., bring us abstracts of the speeches of the Hon. John B-li, Hon. Edwin Ewing and others, made at a public meeting in that city. They come out tor au nited South. -The editor of the Nashville Ban ner, too, who fought to the last fur the Union, , takes the position assumed by Mr. B-11. Fro nr. the Banner we make extracts : \ 11->n- John Bell spoke lor about three quar , tors of an hour, staling in effect that s i lar a* ! present duties and responsibilities are concerned ! the past is a sral'D book. The LIUE* I T action I and unity of action in the South had arrived, , and he was lor standing by the South and de | tending the South, ail the Sutith, againgt the unnecessary, aggressive, cruel, unjust and wart ! tun war which is being forced upon us. He re- I counted at some length the efforts which he had made in the past, and especially with tht pres ! en! administration, to avert this war, and the 1 hopes he had cherished for the preservation of i peace ; but those hopes had now vanished, and j our duty was to defend ourselves and to make common cause with ail our sister slaveholding i States of th j South against a common invading loe. He advocated a strong and effective rnili j tary league or Union among all the siavehold ' iug States for the successful prosecution of the war. He declared that Tennessee had, in ef i feet, dissolved her relations with the federal I Union, anil though he had hoped and labored | to the last to preserve the Union first, and sec j ond, if separation was inevitable, to make it | peaceable, he now abandoned all such hope, j and his voice was clear and loud to every Ten ; nesseean—to arms I to arms 1 He counselled 1 the most effective and energetic public and pri ' vaie t„x n. - w.^,l ! possible of the military s'rengih of the State. .Message f the Governor of Peutistivaiiia- HartßisisoKO. APRIL 28.—The Governor's ! forthcoming message to the Legislature will re | commend I lie passage ot a stay law. The de i claratory part will say that Pennsylvania wiil j open a rout leading from the North to Washing ; ton as essential to trade and tramit. Whether j Mavrlaud stays in or goes out of the Union, ino hostile soil will be jiermitted to lie be tween the capital and Statesjoyal to the Union, j Rebellion must becrustied and the nation re ! stored to its activi;y. National property seized j andjin possesion of the rebels must be retaken at | every expense. The Governor will recommend j an appropriation ot several millions of dollars, ! perhaps live. None but a physician knows how much reliable alterative is needed by the people. On all sides of ns, I I ail communities every wheie there are multitudes that suffer from complaints that nothing but an qjlierative cures. Hence a great many of them hive been made and put abroad with the assurance of being effectual. But they fail to accomphsh the cures they prom ise because they have not the intrinsic virtues they claim. In this slate of the case, [} R . J. C. Ayer & Co., of Lowell, have supplied us '"I'll a Comj-ou'"' 1 Extract o[ sarsapari!ia, which do-s prove to be the long desired remedy. Its peculiar difference from other kindred pre parations in market u that it cures the for which it is recommended, while thev do not. We are assured of tt is lan oy more than one of our intelligent Physicians in this neigh borhood and have the further evidence of our own experience of its truth.—[Tennessee Farm er, Nashville, Teno. DyspEfdiA —This is a very distressing cin plamt, and gives the patient more suffering than almost any other disease,in fact, it is a combination of many complaints in one. The symptoms are numerous and are of the nature of almost all other complaints combined, j from this fact, arise the vry inany cases j where this disease is mistaken for some other, and so improperly treated. The first symptoms ' indigestion, flatulency, loss of appetite, heart- 1 burn, headachy etc., if neglected, almost j always awaken .otne dormant disease and send ' the poor sufiererJo a premature grave. What you must first do is to cleanse th- blood and reg- I ulate the bowels ; do this with the "Mountain I Herb Ptlls, and you can bid ilrfance todys-j pepsia. A Peaee Measure. PHILADELPHIA, APRIL 2S C. J. Ingersoll ! has invited Ex Presidents Buchanan, P,erce<! ttllmore, Tyler, Van Buren and Hon. M. Broome to act as arbitrators to settle the dif- i ferences between the North and the South ' There is but little expeclation here of any good I resulting from the project. ' ! THE BLOCKADE OF SOUTHERN PORT9.—Wash ington, Apni 28 Some excitement has teen produced in diplomatic circle*, growro* out ol the proclamation ol the President directing a i blockade of the Southern ports. It appear* that : a blockade, to be respected bv loreian powers i not Ul,| y be effective, but rbat due notice' j uniit be given ot such intention to their repre sentatives. With Brazil and all the South A meritao government*, a notice ol nimty da\s i* required under treaty. But this has not been j given by our government. Hence consign ment* ol coffee and other natural products de signed for Southern ports are delayed in their transportation to that portion of the couotry, the merchants not being satisfied of'the effects ;of immediate blockade. It has therefore be ! come neces arv that specific inquiries be made ol '.tie Federal government in relation to this subject, so that treaty rights and privileges be not damaged. The toreign ministers will in sist that the stipulation* shall be respected and observed, other wise naval lorces will be d.spatched hither as a means of foreign protec tion. The delicacy of the question is apparent I and horn what is known, may involve serious' ' consequences to all concerned ; at all event* produce trouble now as well as in the future. BALTIMORE, April C7, 10 A. AL._ WE have had a day o| unpiecedented excitement. No pen can describe it. Fortunately no fighting has y< t taken place. All Baltimore is inarms to defend themselves and the city. There are no v but three thousand Northern troop* quartered at Cockey svdle. tWe just have | what appears to be official information horn I Washington, that President Lincoln has given | orders for the troops to return to Harrisburg. There ?enm but one feeling here now, and that is unity tor Baltimore, Maryland and the South, with hopes for peace and an amicable j adjustment. Kvery House in our city has be i com" a peifeet barricade. j Our people have no animosities, no ill-feeling : against their Northern brethren ; but it is held a ooint of honor that armed troop* shall not pa** through Maryland to coerce the South. Nor thern civilians among us are treated with the same cordiili'y and friendship that they ever : were. Not ihe slightest animosity prevails. FILLER.—On Monaay, April 8:h inst., Margaret K. Filler, in the 20th year of her 1 a o ,,# The death nf this young lady is deeply felt and witf-ly mourned. To her natuial vndow ntenls of ir.ind and hear', which secured the fs | teem and affection of her acquaintances, were added, we trust, the richer adornments of reli gion. I nteiested in tfie covenant ol Christ, with views of the plan of salvation remarkably clear, and exercises of mind, though not stri le ingly marked, yet such as indicate the spe | cial operations of divine grace, ''we mourn not as those who have no hope." She was not a communing member of the church. Although she had in contemplation a public profession of i religion several months before her death, unim paired health and other causes prevented; she spake but little to others of her religious exerci | ses and prospects, hut her mind was evidently much occupied with eternal realities. The e venitig 'of tier death, when a christian friend was reading one of the Psalms, she anticipated 1 the reader and quoted, in a clear calin voice, a passage referriog to the harmonizing of the di vine attributes in the work of redemption "Mercy and truth are met together; rigbteou , i ness and peace have kissed each other." Her | last thoughts were given to the Saviour and his i work. She said she was prepared to die, and j SUUI) afiu fc 11 a>li wo trtfbt, ifl Jrs UP. i The mother of the deceased, for many years a widow, has now committed to the grave six ; daughters and one son. God's dealings with his people are often inscrutable. "Joseph is not ; and Simeon is not, and ye will take Benjamin i avva y '■ a ' these things are against me Such was the Patriarch's lament. But the hand of j vigilant love was in alt his afflictions, and the | night of weeping gave place to a morning of j >y. I o the bewildered and mourning parent, Infinite L>ve says . "What J do thou°knowes't ; not noiv, but thou shait know hereafter," and | confiding faith may respond ; "It is the Lord : let him do what seemeth him good." CARVER.—Departed this life, on the 23d ' of April, ult, Jc&eph P. Carver, an old and re | spected lestdent ol Bedford County. The deceased was in the 51st year of bu age,—when he was taken away by lung disease. •He was dis!inguished, fir honest v and integrity ; and how much he was beloved and esteemed jby his neighbors, was shown by the goodly ■ number that a'tenibd his funeral, from ten j miles i if, to the Catholic cemetery of this place, He was foitifiid in his last moments, by all the I rites and sacraments of the Church, which he i received with the loveliest Faith t and fervor.— j lie leaves behind him a large Familv, on whom j tiiis bereavement must fall heavily," but whose j consolation under tins trial, must be drawn from I resigned and happy death. "Blessed are ; the dead, that die in the Lrd." R. I. P. SI UCE£Y—At the Forks of the Road, iri j Napier To., aller a short illness, E'izabelh . Stuckey, in the ;3;h year o( h^r Ihe subject of this notice, whose amiable dis position and affectionate manners won not onlj the love ..f tier father, mother, brothers and sis ters, but the esteem of all who knew her, fell a victim to that terrible malady, Diptheria. Af ter an illness of eight days, the three last of which were sp-mt in the most intense suffering, her spit it winced its way to heaven. Thdav before her death she desired to be baptized, and and she was accordingly received into member ship of the "Evangelical Lutheran Church," b) the Rev. Mr. Vingling. She seemed'to haya no fear of death, but said she was going home ; her latest breath was spent in exhorting her fa-* ther not to weep for her, as she would soon be happy. Lift up yout hearts, afflicted ones, in faith, Oh ! kiss the rod ; Zion is now dear Lizzv's home, Zion, the home ol God. Ve have the bleat assurance now That she has gone to rest, Throughout a long eternity, Upon her Saviour's breast. "Cease weeping," were her dying words ; Know his and atrive to five, Ever, a*she, in readiness, Your lives to God to give. - P AT T E N T i o N, ==s * s ~ BLACK PLUMED RIFLEMEN. are hfreby ordenil to meet for parade and spection in full Winter uniform, with 10 rounds of cartridge, at SchelLburg. on Saturday, lith dsy -May next. A full turn-out is required. Hy order of the Csptain. Way 3d, 19SJ . w j smilh> 0 5