Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, December 21, 1866, Page 3

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated December 21, 1866 Page 3
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®lir tit. Friday Jlornlntr,......lwmb#r 21, I*o6 AGENTS TO OBTAIN" Sl BSt'RIPTIONS TO THE GAZETTE. Circulate your County Paper. The following named gentlemen hare been ap pointed our Agents to obtain subscriptions to the GAZETTE. They are authorized to receipt for us: Bloody Tluii —Jeremiah Thompson. Ray's Hitl —D. A T Black. Monroe —Daniel Fletcher Cole,ruin —Geo. W. Deal, H P Diebl. C. Voile y—D. R Anderson, A Zeuibower. Londonderry —J.-imes C Devore. Harrison —Geo. W. Horn. Juniata —John A. C'ssna, Geo. Gardill. Srhel/sharg —J E. Black. Sapier —John Sill. John W. Bowen. Southampton —Wm. Adams, John Cavender RVsiey Bennett Union— yi. Werti. W. B Lambright. M. Woodherry —W M Pearson, Daniel Barley .S Woodherry —J. I. Noble. J. S Brumbaugh Hopewell—W. A. Grove, J B. Fluke. Broad Top —M A. Hunter Liberty —Geo. Romles, D. Stoler. Saxton —Charles Faxon. St Clair— John W. Crisman, Samuel Bcckley Snaie Spring —Andrew Mortimore, J. G. Hart ley and M S. Ritchey. W. Providence —Geo. Baughman, Homer Neice HIGHLY IMPORTANT ! TEiad. Steven* announce* on the flooi of Coujfrca* that Jeff. Davis la not guilty of Treason! On Tuesday, the 11th inst., Thadde us Stevens arose in his place in th< lower House of Congress, and declaret L .hathe "did not believe that Mr. Davi ould be tried for treason, nor that he hat en guilty of treason. Fits offence ucu 71 of a belligerant, not of a traitor A l he was utterly opposed to passim s to hang a man, after his offence am 'he purposeof hanging him Wi ?Iy publish the fact that Mr. Stev bok this position, and leave ou r rs to draw their own inference q is no question as to the correct nfc " this statement, and it can, a an ie, be verified. DHOLDEKS, ATTENTION! has been introduced ir ( OII S declaring it inexpedient foi the O rnment to adopt such mea sures p U y o ff the national deb during ii ves 0 f the present genera tion. igquints toward repudiation If the di )e no paid within the nexi thirty yt NV ht> knows but thatothei wars and -gibiy much mal-adminis to tration of, Goverumtnt, may plact us in in which oui forefathers , n( j themselves at the close of the V oiution? May it nol be too late, v. n this generation shall have passed ay ? to institute measure; to relieve the, V ernmeut from its in debtedness? ,y t ma y no t by thai time, the tax-y ers beo>me restivt and continentali the bonis and otliei paper representi- U ur deb ? We con sider the proposim to postpone th< payment of our BJonal indebtedness as fraught with to tli) creditors ind dishonor to nane, of oui I Yd era 1 Governmet. "Piy as yoi V is a good mottcfor govern menu well as for indiviuais, b t if yoi i t pay as you go, py as son as yoi '. Me have lived to seer he grea 1 war fought out,md tbre is n< 1 reason why the >reson genera should not see the Tnion'ully re d and the debt prolucedby th< lifted from the shiuldei of th< P?. leresolution referredto, ws offer e< * udge Kelley, one of the trim her: Philadelphia, and a leadeiof the Rat, The source whence iboine* pi ,e use for alarm. Bond-hlden re;'explicitly upon men like lellej to k e the faith of the goverrment hu * tf Kvill find that their confilencc has bey,jfepj ace£ i There is evflent Iv trou-aijpaxj in this regard. We shall sei IOW IT WORKS! The Rtai Mongrels having esab IMiotl Ne. Suffrage in Massachusetts and f'avin orn ; nate( j negroes on tleii tickets in } er to thatclasio: voters, the> ere enables!, for a time, to increase t iV majorities. Thinking that they hi permanently attached the negroes t. e ir organization, th( Mongrels of R refused, in theii nominations for fy officers, a few days <*go, to give thcirfilorcd brethren the places upon the tqets which they de manded. Theresu was that the whole n?gr., element bolfi. The Democrats, in order still furtrtf to annoy their op ponents, nominate a negro for coun cilman. The Moigrel majority in Boston u-as reducedYom 3,000 to about 800, and the negro undidate for coun cilman rah a tie with his Mongrel op ponent. Sich are te results of Ne gro Suffrage. The pirty that bids highest will geithe colored vote. Shall this element be introduced into our elections? CAICFS TYRANNY." The immortal Declaration of Inde pendence asserts this great principle: h Taxation without Representation is Tyranny!" The people of ten States lISU!r are now being taxed by the Mongrel V Caucus at Washington, without being P*,,. allowed representation in Congress. y<L Js tyranny. Do you believe in the NEGRO SFFFRAGF. AT EAST. ! On Friday last the lower House of Congress passed the Senate Bill to con j fer suffrage upon the Negroes of the District of Columbia. Every "ltepub i lican" member voted for it except the I representatives of West Virginia, Itan ; dall and McKee, of Kentucky, and ; Kuvkendall, of Illinois. Every Dem- > J ocratic member voted against it. It will be remembered that last year, j | when this subject was mooted in Con gress, the people of the District held an j election at which they rejected the prop osition by an almost unanimous vote. | This alone should have been sufficient jto deter Congress from passing this j bill. Upon the very doctrine of Abra- j ! ham Lincoln that our system of Gov- ' i eminent is based upon the will of the majority, Congress should have re- , frained from enacting the measure. But the law has been forced upon them, in spite of their protest, and they are p compelled to submit to its execution. It can hardly be believed that a party l : which is so fastidious a stickler for the : . | most enlarged freedom, has deliberate-! j ly enslaved the white people of the j j | capital of the Union. We say enslaved, 1 for when the large majority of the vo- ; s ; ters of a State are forced by those who j make laws for them, to submit to s | measures which they loathe and abhor, i | those voters are reduced to political sla- \ f very. Congress is authorized by the j ' Constitution to legislate for the District ; of Columbia; but it has no better right j to set at defiance the will of the voters * I of the District than the legislature of r any State has to override the wishes of the people of such State. Suppose that _; a Constitutional Convention were cho t sen in Pennsylvania, and that the peo ple, by a large majority, would instruct that Convention that it should not strike the word white from the Consti tution, and in spite of this instruction, j that body would thus alter that instru ment, would not the Convention be j guilty of the grossest tyranny ? Well, the case of Congress and the District of Columbia, is precisely parallel. If it be tyranny for the law-makers of Penn "! sylvania to defy the will of the major ity of the people of the State, so is it equally tyranny in the law-makers for j the District of Columbia, to force an odious measure upon the citizens of the District. But let us remember that logic is love's labor lost with those who are governed by party feeling, and we know but few men who vote with the party which has thus enslaved the '' white people of the District of Colum i bia, who are governed by any other j motive. They are joined to their idols; ► > | let them alone. So, good bye, logic! and let the stern reasoning of results i j convince those who will not learn in ' any other school than that of experi ence. Let the corruption of the elec j tive franchise, the scramble for the votes of ignorant and degraded negroes, | the resultant elevation of these miser ' able creatures to office, and, finally, a t! * | war of races, teach the lesson which ' will not be learned even from the very : lips of Reason. > ARE YOF. OR ARE YOF NOT? 1 We. put this question to every man 1 who calls himself a Republican : Are -! you, or are you not, in favor of forcing > Negro Suffrage upon an unwilling peo ' | pie? Your representatives in Congress, > j the men of your choice, have done that ' very thing. They have given the ne * groes of the District of Columbia the , ; right to vote, in the face of the almost ' j unanimous protest of the voters of the • District. Now, if you are in favor of ' this business, say so; if you are oppo sed to it, say so, and what is more and better, act accordingly. You have "beat around the bush" long enough jon this subject. Be a man and show 1 the world that you are not bound to cling to your party when it does a great wrong. MT IT AT THU: I Democrats, you remember that du ; ring the last campaign our "Republic ■ an" friend.-.denied the charge that their i party is in favor of Negro Suffrage. ■ Now, both Houses of Congress have, passed the bill to force Negro Suffrage upon the people of the District of Co i lumbia. We want every man of you j to put this foci into the ear of his "Re publican" neighbor. You can nowjus- 1 tify fully all that you said in regard to this subject. The people are bound to acknowledge that you were right. You possess the advantage of having Truth on your side. Make use of that advan tage. Bring it home to every "Repub lican" in the country. DON'T NI.AC.-HEA' THE TRACES! It is the common practice of Demo- i cratsto cease talking politics as soon as the election is over. It is thought that j the time for work is only during the heat of the campaign This is all a • mistake. NOW is the accepted time. 1 | You can't reason with a man who is ! i excited, but you may reach his under- : i standing when his excitement has pass- 1 ed away. If Democratic newspapers j and politicians would work effective- i ly, now is the time for them to do it* j i Don't slacken the traces! Pull up, i boys, and let us all pull together! ' i ii i* ■ liifri i ■ A THE MONGREL SKULKERS. The following lines were written by Col. CHARLES G. HALPINE, of the U. 8. Army, (better known as "Miles O'Reilly," and the friend and favorite of President Lincoln.) They are a hard hit at the agitating Mongrel Rad icals: The plotting knaves who stand confessed Rousing a permanent war of races, Can show no badges on the breast — I No corps hath known their faces ! Brothers are they of ''Gideon's band," Who followed you down to the conquered land, And whose purses did wondrousiy expand, 1 While yoa fought the rebels hand to hand, Reasserting our glorious Union! They were captains in the " Home Brigade," When our country needed eaeh man s sinew; In the war they drove a prosperous trade, ; And wish it now to continue. "Our foes," forsooth, "they will not trust; ! A volcano, indeed, is beneath the crust The sword once drawn must never rust, : And the South forever lie in the dust— ! They will hear no talk of Union ! | Of fresh revolts they plant the germs, ' New wars are in their tyranny tendered ; : But the Boys in Blue will keep the terms j On which tae South surrendered ! We trust the men with whom we fought, ' We know them gallaut in act and thought— The dream they cherished has come to nought, And to loyalty now by rough means brought, We welcome them back to the Union WASHINGTON. The Congressional lied lam : Passage of <iit> bill lo force unqnnlilictl Xegro Suf frage upon Hie Ilislrirl of f'oliiaibiit : <>iit;ro**inii Kootila votes for it; Tliail Steven* declare* Jell liavi* not suillj of Treason : Why thi* view is entertain ed by the -Mongrel leader*. Ar„ Ac. ■ Correspondence of the Bedford Gazette. WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 1866. MR. EDITOR: —The insane asylum : in the Capitol is still working away, I raging and roaring like a true bedlam, tearing the Constitution to tatters and trampling it under its feet. Could the people but look in upon the doings of their M. C's (Mad-Caps) for a single day, they would agree with me in pro nouncing Congress a collection of in sane revolutionists, or a pack of knavish politicians, plotting for their own su premacy, at the risk of the destruction of republican government. Such a set of political desperadoes as compose this Congress havn't got together since the , days of the Long Parliament, and if l they undertake to imitate that histori cal legislature, as they talk of doing, by making themselves perpetual, the love of Liberty will have died out in the hearts of the American people, if not another Cromwell be found to check their usurpation. Yesterday was signalized by the pas sage of the bill to force Negro Suffrage upon the people of the District of Colum bia. It was attempted to amend it by confining the right to vote to those who can read and write. But even this lim itation was not allowed by the Mongrel Radicals. Senator Cowan proposed to amend the bill so as to confer suffrage upon women, but as this included white persons, it was summarily voted down. The bill has now been passed by both Houses, and wants but the signature of the President to become a law. It is naked, flat-footed Negro Suffrage , with out limitation or qualification, and under this law any negro, no matter how ignorant or degraded, becomes the political equal of any and every white man, and the political superior of any white woman in the District of Columbia. Your Representative , Mr. KOONTZ, voted for the bill. 1 am glad to find that he is honest enough to stand up for the doctrines of his party. Every "Republican" member from Pennsyl vania, present when the vote was taken, voted for the bill. I wonder whether in the next canvass in your State these fellows will deny, as they did last fall, that they are in favor of Negro Suf frage? The President will, doubtless, veto the hill, but it will be passed over his veto. The vote, upon its passage, stood in the Senate, 32 to 16; in the House, 117 to 46. The Democrats all voled against it, and also the "Repub licans" in the House from West Vir ginia and Kentucky. Old Frank Thom as, of the Allegany district, Maryland, voted for it. Thad. Stevens declared in a speech in the House, the other day, that Jeff. Davis is not guilty of Treason, and might not to be tried for Treason ! Now, oughtn't Thad. to be hung for this dis loyal utterance ? I wonder what people will begin to say about Mr. Stevens! Will they not set him down as a traitor, too ? What! Jeff. Davis not guilty of treason! And here we have been lis tening for six years to the thunderings of Mr. Stevens and his friends against Traitors and Treason, and even in the late campaign we heard them proclaim from every stump that "Treason must be punished and Traitors madeodious!" Who will not be disloyal after this sum mersault of Mr. Stevens ? Who cannot turn "copperhead," now that the leader of the "loyal people" pronounces Jeff. Davis innocent of Treason ? But Thad. and his co-workers care not a huddle about Jeff. Davis. The game they are after is of a different sort. They want to emasculate the Stales that will not vote the Radical ticket for President , or, if that cannot be done, they aim to kill them altogether. Their effort to deprive the Southern States of one-half of their representation, by the adoption of the proposed Constitutional Amendment, having failed, they now talk of re manding those States into a territorial condition. In order to accomplish this last, they must proceed upon the ground that secessiota was lawful, and that the secession of the Southern States made them independent foreign govern ments, wh|>se territory the United States Government holds by right of conquest. <j[)f course, under this view, Jeff. Davis tiould not be guilty of Trea son. But ll doubt whether Mr. Ste vens'territorial project will find enough supporters ir\ either House to make it a law. I thi nut it will fail. The fact is, that with aJI their show of unanim ity, there is little cohesion among tliu mongrels at present. 1 have hope that • i ■ they will be unable to cling together till the Presidential election. I saw here, a few days ago, your friend I). A. T. Black, Esq. of your county,who has taken out letters patent for an improvement on sleds and sleighs, which ought to be of use in your snowy regions. David deserves success, and I hope his patent will look to everybody as "pretty as a woman." Congress has adjourned for the Holi days, and so will your correspondent. __________ I >HY * SEWS A3! N OTHER ITT US. —John G. Saxe is going to Europe. —Fenian Father McMahon was once curate of St. Benott Parish, C. E. —Mrs. Jefferson Davis has returned to Montreal, after a long stay with her husband at Fortress Monroe. —The Gazette de France is the oldest newspaper in existence. It is in its 236 th year. The dead duck thinks he won't be a candidate for United States Senator. Everybody else thought so long ago. —The United States government has | concluded to furnish the entire army with breech-loading arms. —Jenny Lind's husband has been made Vice-President of the London Academy of Music. —The test oath excludes all but sixty of the seven hundred lawyers of New Orleans from practicing in the United ! States Court. —The bakers of London are hereafter j to have a newspaper devoted to their interests, and it is to be called by the I appropriate title of "The Staff of Life." —The Alabama Legislature has re jected the Rump Amendment to the Constitution by a vote of 27 to 2 in the Senate, and 69 to Bin the House. Good. —Birds' feathers are now being used to trim ladies dresses with. They will ; be great to go on a lark, or a robin ex | cursion. —Somebody wants to know why flour was cheaper with gold at 280 than it is with gold at 140. Let him ask the 1 Rump Congress how it is. —ln Massachusetts, they whip wo j men, but are shocked at the idea of I the slightest indignity offered to the : sacred hide of a negro. A Lynchburg paper thinks that if the Southern States shall be reduced to a territorial condition, that their le i gislatures will repudiate all State debts. Old Brown low is represented as ! "emaciated." No wonder; for several i years he has vented nothing but corro sive sublimate. — Pat. and Union. A New Hampshire court lately granted forty divorces in two days. They seem to be opposed to every sort of Union up there. The gross receipts from premiums of | the Hartford insurance companies for ! the month of October, as returned to ' the assessor, amount to $741,630. The Southern States areeonstantly "insulting" the Radical Rump because i they refuse to put the halterof negro : suffrage around their necks and chop : their political heads off. —The Bermuda Gazette of the 27th i ult. says:—Cholera is reported to pre vail at St. Thomas, and it is said that from eighteen to twenty persons were | faliing victims to it daily. —Last year the wheat received at I Chicago amounted to 16,424,491 bush i els. This year it amounts to 20,045,000 bushels. The present high price of | flour is thus traceable to the specula tors and not to a short crop. —The cigar ship Ross Winans, built I in England, had returned from a short cruise. She encounted very stormy weather, but made her way through the ; heavy sea at the rate of sixteen knots | an hour. —An effort is to be made in Congress ; to "get the channel of Hell Gate deep ! ened." Ben. Butler should be on that I Committee, byal! means, as one noton ' ly likely to be familiar with the sub | jeet, but personally interested in its ! approaches. —Cholera cases in a state of collapse i have recently been successful treated by I injecting cold water into the veins. The blood is thussupplied with the watery particles which it loses in cholera, the coagulation is dissipated and heat and circulation restored. —TIIK Cinci n nat i Commercial foots up the grand total of one hundred and eight houses of ill fame, and fifteen gambling houses in that city and adds: In each case, as to houses of this class, the Chief of Police has recorded the name of the managing woman, and the number, street, Ac. —The Metropolitan police force, or ganized, under the laws of the New York State Legislature, for the Govern ment of the cities of New York and Brooklyn, consists of 2171 men, of whom 1808 are in New York city and 307 in Brooklyn. During thepast year 75,638 arrests have been made by this force in New York, and 21,696 in Brooklyn. —Bernard Sprunk, the Treasurer of the Pennsylvania Building Association of Philadelphia, has disappeared. Sev eral sums have been named as the a mount of the defalcation. It will cer tainly reach fourteen thousand dollars. The members, most of whom are men of small means, have generally in vest ed all theirearnings in the concern, and theirlosses, forthat reason,are the more severely felt by them. —Governor Swann, Lieutenant Gov ernor Cox and Superintendent of In struetion Van Bokkelen, who compose the State Board of Education, of Md., have adopted the following: "< Irdered,

that no teacher be required to take any test oath, or any other oath, as a re quisite condition to entitle him or her to receive a certificate or to be employ ed as a teacher in any of the public schocls of the State." COXGRESS. SENATE. —The Committee on Terri tories reported in favor of the hi 11 for the admission of Colorado. The Com mittee on the Judiciary was instructed to ascertain whether any additions' d leg islation is necessary in relation to the succession to the Presidency, in case of disability by death or otherwise of the persons now designated to fillth. it off ice. The bill suspending all payments for services of slaves enlisted in the United States army until the a war d of the Commissioners has been appro * r ed by Congress was reported from the Co m mittee on Finance. The bill providii 'g for negro suffrage in the District of Co 1- umbia was then taken up, the questioi' being on Mr. Cowan's amendment al lowing females the right of suffrage. A long debate ensued, i n which a number of members participated, Mr. Wil liams, of Oregon, made a vi olent speech in favor of negro suffrage, in which he said that "he wished the descendants of those proud and haugh ty familiesof the District to goto the { polls with negroes." He thought all j males should be allowed to vote, but did j not favor female suffrage. Mr Morrill declared that sutfrage was not a natu ral right, but a privilege, which could betaken away at any time. Mr. Cowan, the author of the amendment, made several humorous speeches in favor of it, and Mr. Wade advocated female suff rage. Without finally disposing ofthe amendment the Senate adjourned. HOUSE. —A bill requiring the Secre tary of the Treasury to sell fifty millions of dollars of gold, or m< re if necessary, was introduced but was; Afterwards with drawn. The Committee on the Judici ary reported a bill requiring the Clerk of the House to make a roll of the Rep resentatives elect fromtdl the States be fore the next Congress, and forbidding the insertion of the name of any person from a State not represented in this Congress. The bill was passed. A bill was introduced by Mr. Wilson prohibi ting the counting of electoral votes from any Southern State until such State shall be allowed r< 'presentation in Congress. The bill was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. A bill was passed repealing as much of the act of April .10, 1790, as related to the powers of jurors. The hill regulating appointments and removals from office was taken up and debated. A substi tute was offered by Mr. I tale, from the Committee on retrenchment. A long discussion ensued and was continued up to the hour of adjournment, but no definite action was taken on the bill. SENATE.—A joint resolution return ing thanks to Mr. Cyrus W. Field for his efforts in establishing theocean tele graph was introduced and referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. The President was requested to inform the ! Senate whether any appointments have j been made to till vacancies existing pri or to the adjournment of Congress on the 28th of July,and ifso, whether per sons so appointed have received any pay for their services, and especially in relation to the office of Surveyor of the port of Philadelphia. The consideration of the bill providing for negro stiifrage in the District of Columbia was then resumed, the question being on Mr. Cowan's amendment giving females the right of voting. After a very long discussion a vote was taken on the amendment, and it was rejected—yeas 6, nays :!7. An amendment was offered by Mr. Dixon, requiring all persons who have not heretofore voted in the District to be able to read and write be fore their ballots shall be received at the polls. The Senate then adjourned. HOUSE. —The credentials of Hon. B. H. Epperson, representative elect from the Western district of Texas, were in troduced and referred to the Committee on Elections. The bill reported from the Committeeon the Judiciary repeal ing so much of the statute of 1790 as prohibits prosecutions for treason from being made after a longer period than three years from the commission of the crime was taken up. A long debate ensued, in which Mr. Rogers, of New Jersy, argued with great ability against the repeal of this law. A number of other members also participated in the discussion, some favoring and others opposing the bill. It was finally recom mitted to the Committeeon the Judici ary. A bill was passed allowing the President to confer brevet rank on offi cers in the regulararmy, who havebeen brevetted for gallant and meritorious actions while serving in the volunteer forces. The bill regulating appoint ments and removals from office, was ta ken up, and an amendment was offered allowing heads of Departments to ap point their own subordinate officers with the consent of the Senate. This amendment was afterwards modified so as to give the appointing power to the President, and was then passed by a vote of 78 to 77. An amendment was adopted providing for the punishment, by tine or imprisonment, of all persons who shall presume to hold office after being rejected by the Senate. The bill was finally laid over and made the spec ial order for to-day. A resolution was adopted calling on the President for all information" in his possession in relation to the New Orleans riots. The House then adjourned. SBNiVTE. —Notice was given that the bill for the admission of Colorado will be called up to-day. The bill provi ding for negro suffrage in the District of Columbia was then taken up, the question being on Mr. Dixon's amend ment, requiring all persons offering to vote, who have not heretofore been voters in the District, to he able to read and write before their ballots shall be received. A long discussion ensued, in which a number of the members par ticipated. Mr. I>ane, of Indiana, made a speech in which he said that he would never vote for the readmission of the Southern State until they allowed the negroes to vote. A vote was taken on the amendment and it was rejected yeas 11, nays 34. An amendment was adopted providing that any person at tempting to bribe a voter shall be pun ished by imprisonment for not over two years, or by tine not exceeding two thousand dollars, and any person re ceiving a bribe by not over one year's imprisonment and shall be forever dis franchised. Several additional amend ments were also adopted. A vote was then taken on the bill and it was pass ed—yeas 32, nays 13. <)n the announe ment of the result it was cheered by the negroes in the galleries and hissed by the whites. The Senate then ad journed. HOUSE. —A resolution was passed al lowing the Committee on Public Ex penditures to hold a meeting in New York during the present session of Con gress. A concurrent resolution was passed, providing that when the House adjourns on Thursday the 20th inst., it be until Thursday, Jan. 3d, 1867. The House then went into Committee of the Whole upon the Diticiency Ap propriation bill for the year ending June, 30, 1867. The paragraph appro priating one hundred and seventy-five thousand live hundred and eighty-two dollars for the deficiency for work done on Government property by the corpo ration of Washington was stricken out. A number of unimportant amend ments were then adopted, after which ; the committee rose and reported the bill to the House. The bill was passed by the House as amended. Among the principal items is one of two hun dred and fifty thousand dollars, to sup ply deficiencies in expenses for foreign intercourse, by which is meant the ex - expenses of bringing Surratt to this ! country and for those of his trial after ! wards. The House then went into Committee of the Whole and took cip I the President's message. Mr. War d, | of New York, made a long speech d e nouncing the President. At its co n elusion the committee rose and the House adjourned. SENATE.—The bill for the admissi on of Nebraska was taken up and re ad. ! An amendment was offered declaring j that this act shall not take effect un' ess negro suffrage shall be allowed by the State Constitution. A long discus- ion arose. Mr. Sherman made a speec nin which he said that the Southern SI xites | would be admitted to representatio non ; their adopting the Constitutional 1 amendment. After some further dis- I eussion tl le bill was laid aside, and the j resolution adoptod by the House, pro -1 viding rot' itsudjournnient from Thurs ! day, the 3 >th inst., to Thursday, Janu | ary :3d, 188 7, was taken up and passed after being amended so as to apply to the Senate also. The Senate then went into exeeuti ve session, and at its close adjourned until Monday. HOUSE. —The Chaplain of the House, in his openit >g prayer, thanked God for the enfraneh isement of the negro in the District, and hoped that this was but a commeneeme nt of "more good work." A petition sig ned by Governor Weils and certain ot. her citizens of the State of Louisiana, i -"king the establishment i of a "loyal Got /eminent" in that State, ! was presented and referred to the Com mittee on tne I sew Orleans Riots. The Houseconcurre d in the Senate amend ments to the Dt 'ficiency bill. The Sen ate bill proviiiii >g for negro suffrage in the District of Columbia was taken up and passed, b\ • a vote of yeas lis, nays 46, without de. >ate. The House then went into Conn nit tee of the Whole, and resumed the eo usideration of the Presi dent's message. Mr. Wentworth, of Il linois, made a speech, opposing the President's poli ey. Mr. Hise made a brief speech in i avorof the President's course, after which the Committee rose. Mr. N. G. Tayl< >r, of Tennessee, was ex cused from ser\ dug on the Committee on the New < >r : .i-ans Riots, and Mr. Mc- Cullough, of M ary land, was appointed to fill the vacai icy. SI:XSII!I,K T ILK TO DEMOCRATS. We find the following sensible talk in the Philadelphia Age, and we coin mend it to the attention of those Dem ocrats who see tn to think that printing a Democratic j >aper is an easy and pro i fitable bu.sines s; to those, also, who, i being in position to assist the editor, ! neglect to do it; and, especially, to ! that more numerous class who sub j scribe for theii • paper but are negligent ) about paying f or it: " It is no m ore than justice to say that every nn in who now publishes a Democratic p. i per, does a self-sacrificing work, and, ta ken as a class, we know of no truer oi • more patriotic men than the Democrat ic editors of the North ern States, iVs n body, they are far in advance of the politicians, who, in j many instances, are dead weights upon them. We say, therefore, that if there is any class of r.aen who deserve well of Democrats , it is, taken as a whole, the Deinocn itic editors. We urge, therefore, th at Democrats generally I should try t y understand the difficul ; ties under v Inch their editors labor, | and when 1 ney see what advantages the Aboliti > n press have over them, they will let ( like taking hold and aid ing them with material aid in their unequal fight. As the Nt nv Year approaches, let systematic efforts be made to give a wide exte isi' Dn to Democratic journals. Active Dcni ocrats should commence ; early making out lists of those who ! ought to, ar d probably will take (if ' called upon) either a city or local paper, jor perhaps b< jth. Let it be the busi i ness of some one to see his Democratic neighbors, a> id urge upon them the ne cessity of sust fining their papers. Dem ocrats must be doubly vigilant if they would perpetuate their principles and .save republic an institutions from com plete overth row, and their children 1 from the cru filing taxation of a money | ed aristocrat :y and monopolist's des potism." i mmm '• - PLTTSBUKC 1 AM) COXX ELLSVILLE • RAILROAD.- -An item published a few | days ago, re.'erring to the Sand Patch i Tunnel on th e line of the above road, j concluded as follows: "As soon as the j legal questio tis concerning the Pitts ! burg and Connellsville Railroad shall ; have been d ecided, the work on the ; road will be pushed rapidly forward to j completion." The "United States ! Railroad and Mining Register" replies j and makes tl ic following suggestion: j "As the questions' referred to j have been appealed to the Supreme j Court of the United States, at Wash | ington, it would seem as if a final de i eision had been indefinitely adjourned, ; for, as the case stands before the pub j lie, it is not clear that either of the j two great interests that are the real | parties in the suit, are very urgent for i a conclusive adjudication. * i Meanwhile the development of the ; Southwest portion of Pennsylvania is I postponed. In the progress of events, j however, it is made more manifest from j year to year that the Pittsburg and 1 Connelsville Railroad Company must , look upon Harrisburg rather than Cu m berland as the principal eastern point in its plan and programme. With its name changed to the "Pits burg, Cum norland ahd 1 larrisburg Rail road," and its corporate privileges ex tended to cover the ground from Will's Creek, at the eastern base of the Alle-1 glieny Mountain, (where the present j route makes a turn in its course to j reach Cumberland,) to the Lebanon ; Valley Railroad on the east bank of ; the .Susquehanna river, the scheme j would be adjusted to the interests of J Pittsburg, Ihe southwest counties. West j Virginia, etc.; because then the line j would have direct outlet to all the three I great tide water cities, and could com- j mand financial success." THE UXITEI) STATES NAVY.—-The} United States R- t/is/er for 1867, com- j piled by J. Disturnell, and not yet ; printed, shows thai of the six hundred j vessels belonging to our navy at the I close of the war, two hundred and j ninety-four were in the service last j week. About all the useless vessels I have been sold. On the list now are sixty-three iron-dads, six frigates, and i sixty-five ships of the line. The Gov- , eminent makes the following classifi- : cation, the rates referring to size rather j than to the quality of the vessels : j Rates. Nos. Guns, j First-rate ships of war, 31 886 , Second-rate ships of war, 48 608 j Third-rate ships of war, 60 881 j "■ Fourth-rate ship 3of war, 145 390 i * Total, 294 2,563 . In the first-rate are placed the vessels 1 of 2,500 tons and over. 5 SPECIAL NOTICES. 0 CONSUMPTION CURABLE BY DR. • SCHENCK'S MKPICIXES.—To cure consumption, the . system must be prepared so that the iungs will - heal. To accomplish this, the liver and stomach ) I must first be cleansed and an appetite created for > good wholesome food, which, by these medicines • will be digested properly, and good healthy blood " ! made; thus building up the constitution. Sehenek's ~ | Mandrake Pills cleanse the stomach of all bilious " ! or mucous accumulations; and, by using the Sea ! Weed Tonic in connection, the appetite is restored. Scbcnck's Pulmonic Syrup is nutritious as well " r as medicinal, and, by using the three remedies, all J. | impurities are expelled from the system, ami good, 4 (i wholesome blood made, which will repel all dis j : ease. If patients will take thete medicines ac j ! cording to directions, consumption very frequently s i in its last stage yields readily to their action , j Take the pills cleanse the liver and I , stomach. It does not follow that because the bow - j els are not costive they are not required, forsome -0 | times in diarrhoea they are necessary. The stora - ach must be kept healthy, and an appetite created J|| to allow the Pulmonic Syrup to act on tho resnir- fl - atory organs properly and allay any irritation. tjH| 1 Then all that is required to perforin a permanent 1 ' cure is, to prevent taking cold. Exercise ahuint ..." ' 1 tho rooms as much as possible, eat ail the rich<* 5 - food—fat meat, game, and, in fact, anything tfe "' appetite craves; hut be particular and maaticie ' well. 2d w r „ I PREPARED ()IL OF PALM AND MAE I for PRESERVING, RESTORING, and BKAUTIFYG S j the IIAIR, and is the most delightful and wono. i ful article the world ever produced. | Ladies will find it not only a certain remedy i . i Restore, Darken and Beautify the Hair, but all • desirable article for the Toilet, as it is highly j. fumed with a rich and delicate perfume, indep j dent of the fragrant odor of the Oils of Palm i > 1 Mace. 8 j THE MARVEL OF PERU, 1 | a new and beautiful perfume, which in delicacy scent, and the tenacity with which it clings to t _ baudkerehicf and person, is unequaled. 2 The above articles for sale by all Druggists ai 4 Perfumers, at $i per bottle each. Sentbyexpn to any address by proprietors, 1 T. W. WRIGHT A CO., 3 octlD'fiiiyl 100 Liberty St., New York. 1 To OWNERS 01-' HORSES AND CAT TLE.—Tonus DERBV CONDITION POWDERS ar ■warranted superior to any others, or no pay, fbi the cure of Distemper, Worms, Bots, Coughs. Hide bound. Odds, Ac., in Horses; and Colds, Cough 3, ; Loss of Milk, Black Tongue, Horn Distemper. Ac., . | in Cattle. These Powders were formerly put up by Simpson I. Tobias, son of Dr. Tobias, aud. since | bis death, the demand has been so great for them 1 I that Dr. Tobias has continued to manufacture " | them. They are perfectly safe and inDocent; no , j need of stopping the working of your animals. , | They increase tho appetite, give a fine coat, cleanse ) j the stomach and urinary organs; also i acrease the i milk of cows. Try them, and you will never be ! without them. Hiram Woodruff, the celebrated t trainer of trotting horses, has used them for years. and recommends them to his friends. Col. Philo . P. Bush, of the Jerome Race Course. Fordham N. Y.. would not use them until he was told of r what they are composed, since which he is nevei without them. He has over 20 running horses ir I his charge, and for the last three years he has usee . no other medicine fur them. He has kindly per , mitted me 10 refer any ona to him. Over 1,00 I j other references can be seen at the depot. Sob I by Druggists and Saddlers. Price 25 cents pe i box Depot, 56 Cortlandt Street. New York. [ nov3ow7 ' ALLCOCK'S POROUS PLASTERS.- BEST STRENGTHENING PLASTER IN THE WORL. ALLCOCKS POROUS PLASTERS - so! ve an d assuage pain, by calling forth the acrl : humors from parts internal to the shin and gr eral circulation—thus, tn many cases, positivty evapora ting the disease. JAMES LULL. M D f There is nothing equal, in the way of a plaste, ' to the Porous Plaster of Mr. ALLCOCK. Ever thing is pleasant about them. They arc the pi a | ter of the'day, and a fit type of our present a - j vaneement in science and art. In Asthma. Cougi, -j Kidney Affections, Gout, Rheumatism, and locil I deep-seated pains, they afford permanent relief, i J. F. JOHNSON, M. D., on --Topicil Remedies." From a personal knowledge of these plasters, we can state that they arc decidedly preferable to any other in use. Wherever relief is to be obtained by the use of a plaster, we should recommend them. A. INGRAIIAM, M.D . Ed. N. Y. Mentor. Agency, Brandreth House, New Y'ork. Sold by druggists. nov3oml MARCHING OX ! \ —Constantly ad vancing in public favor, throughout the United States, the British Colonies and Spanish America, and needing no FLOCRISH OF TRUMPETS to proclaim its success, that standard article, CHRISTADORO'S HAIR DYE, is now far ahead of any preparation of its class. People of Fashion at length thoroughly under stand the terrible consequences entailed by the use of metallic and caustic preparations, and admit the superiority of this famous vegetable Dye. Man ufactured byJ. CHRISTADORO, 6 Astor House, New York. Sold by all Druggists. Applied by all Hair Dressers. novSOml j To CoxauMPTivES. —The advertiser, having been restored t" health in a few weeks bv | a very simple remedy, after having suffered for several years with a severe lung affection, and that dread disease, Consumption—is anxious to make . known to his fellow-sufferers the means of cure To all who desire it, he will send a copy of the ( prescription used (tree of charge), with the direc tions for preparing and using the same, which they will find a sure CURB for CONSUMPTION. ASTHMA. BRONCHITIS, COIGUS COLDS, and all Throat and Lung Affections. The only object "i J; the advertiser in sending the Prescription is to , benefit the afflicted.-and spread information whiib fin he conceives to be invaluable, and ho hopes every Tl sufferer will try his remedy, as it will cost thesn rl nothing, and may prove a blessing. Parties wishing the prescription, FREE, by re turn mail, will nleaso address REV. EDWARD A. 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Pre mature Decay, and all the effects of youthful in discretion. will, for the sake of suffering humani ty, send free to all who need it, the recipe and di rections for making the simple remedy by which jj be was cured. Sufferers wishing to profit by the 0 advertisers experience, can do so by addressing JOHN B. OGDKN. No. 13 Chambers St., New York. Jan. 5. 66 —ly. DANIEL BORDER, \ PITT STREET, TWO DOORS WEST OF THE BED j FORD HOTEL, BEDFORD. PA. ; WATCHMAKER AND DEALER IN JEWEL- i RY, SPECTACLES. AC. j lie keeps on hand a stock ot" tine tiold and ril- ■ or Watches, Spectacles of Brilliant Double Re- J mod Glasses, also Scotch Pebble Glasses. Gold | Watch Chains, Breast Pins, Finger Rings, best flj quality of Gold Pens. He will supply to order any thing in his line not on hand. iS Oct. 20, 1805- ■ riMiK BEDFORD GAZETTE is tho ■ I best Advertising Medium in SoutherD I'enn- K ylvania. II