Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, January 25, 1867, Page 1

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated January 25, 1867 Page 1
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TERMS OF PUBLICATION. THI BEDFORD GAZETTE is published every Fri day morning by MEYERS A MBXGEL, at $2.00 per annum, if paid strictly in advance ; $2.50 if paid witbin ix months; $3.00 if not paid within six months All subscription accounts MUST be settled annually. No paper will be sent out of ' the State unless paid for IN ADVANCE, and all such subscriptions will invariably be discontinued at the expiration sf the time for which they are paid. All ADVERTISEMENTS for a less terra than three months TEN CENTS per line for each In- ertion. Special notices one-half additional All •esolutions of Associations; eommunications of imited or individual interest, and notices of mnr •iages and deaths exceeding five line?, ten cents er line Editorial notices fifteen cents per line. AH legal Notices of erery kind, and Orphans' 1 Court and Judicial Sales, are required by law to be published in both papers published in this place. All advertising due after first insertion A liberal discount is made to persons advertising by the quarter, half year, or year, as follows : 3 months. 6 months. 1 year. *Onesoue - - - $ 4 50 S 6 M Two squares - - - 600 9 J ® Three squares --- 800 12 00 20 00 Quarter ooluma --14 00 20 00 35 00 Half column - - - 18 00 2o 00 45 0 One column - - - - 30 00 4o 00 80 00 *One square to occupy one inch of space. JOB, PRINTING, of every kind, done with neatness and dispatch. Tun GAZETTE OFFICE has just been refitted with xPower Press and new type, and everything in the Printing line can be execu ted in the most artistic manner and at the lowest rates.—TEßM3 CASH. All letters should be addressd te MEYERS & MENGEL, Publishers. attorneys at £au\ JOSEPH \V. TATE, ATTORNEY F| AT LAW. BEDFORD, PA., will promptly attend to collections of bounty, back pay, Ac., and all business entrusted to his care in Bedford and adjoining counties. Cash advanced on judgments, notes, military and other claims. His for sale Town lots in Tatesville, where a good Church is erected, and where a large School Ilouse shall be built. Farms, Land and Timber Leave, from one acre to 500 acres to suit pur ohasers. Office nearly opposite the "Mengel Hotel and Bank of Reed A Schell. April 6,1866 —ly J. MCD. SHARPB. B. F - KERR. SHARPE & KERR, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. BEDFORD. PA., will practice in the courts of Bedford and adjoining counties Of fice on Juliana St., opposite the Banking House of Reed A Schell. [March 2, '66. R. DUT'BORROW. | JOHN LUTZ. T\URBORROW & LVT Z , I | ATTORNEYS AT LAW. BEDFORD, PA., W ill attend promptly to all business intrusted to their care. Collections made on the shortest, no- They are, also, regularly licensed Claim Agents and will give special attention to the prosecution •f claims against the Government for Pensions, Back Pay, Bounty, Bounty Lands, Ac • Office on Juliana street, one door South of the "Mengel House," and nearly opposite the Inquirer office. TOHNP.REED, ATTORNEY AT f) LAW, BEDFORD, PA. Rospectfully tenders Ills services to the pnblic. Office second door North of theM< ngel House. Bedford, Aug, 1, 1861. TOHN PALMER, ATTORNEY AT f) LAW, BEDFORD, PA. Will promptly attend to all business entrusted to his care. Particular attention paid to the collection of Military claims. Office on Juliana Street, nearly •nposite the Mengel House. Bedford, Aug. 1, 1861. X7SPY M- ALSIP, ATTORN EY AT filj LAW, BEDFORD, PA. Will faithfully and promptlv attend to all business entrusted to his sare in Bedford and adjoining counties. Military ■laims. back pay, bounty, Ac., speedily collected. Office with Mann A Spang, on Ju'.iana street, t so doors South of the Mengel Ilouse. Jan. 22, 1864, . M KIMMELL. | J- W. LIXGENFELTER. KIMMELL & LINGENFELTER, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA., Have formed a partnership in the practice of he Law Office on Juliana street, two doors South •fthe /Mongol House," _____ _ G IL. SPANG, ATTORNEY AT . LAW BEDFORD, PA. Will promptly at tend to collections and all business entrusted to his care in Bedford and adjoining counties. Office on Juliana Street, three doers south of the "Mengel House," opposite the residence of Mrs. Tate. May 13, 1364. M UTERI. | J. W. DICKKRSOX. MEYERS & DICKEIISON, AT TORNEYS AT LAW. Bedford. Pa., office sauie as formerly occupied by Hon. W. P. Schell, two doers east of the GAZF.TTE office, will practice in the several courts of Bedford county. Pensions, bounty and back pay obtained and the purchase and sale of real estate attended to. [may 11,'66. TOHN H. FILLER, Attorney at Law, f Bedford, Pa. Office nearly opposite the Post Office. [apr.2o,'66. —ly. V> EL PENXSYL, M. D., RLOODY j # RUN, Pa., (late surgeon 56th P. V. V.,) ten ders his professional services to the people of that place and vicinity. Dec. 22, 65-ly* W W. JAMISON, M. D., BLOODY . RBN, Pa., tenders his professional servi ecs to the people of that place and vicinity. Oflice •ne door west of Richard Langdon's store. Nov. 24, '6s—ly TAR. J. L. MARBOURG, Having I / permanently located, respectfully tenders his professional services to the citizens ot Bedford and vicinity. Office on Juliana street, east side, nearly opposite the Banking House of Reed A Schell. Bedford, February 12, 1864. 3. N.HICKOK, | J. <J. MNNICH. JR., DENTISTS, BEDFORD, PA. Office in the Bank Building, Juliana St. All operations pertaining to Surgical or Me chanical Dentistry carefully performed, and war ranted. Tooth Powders and mouth Washes, ex cellent articles, always on hand. TFRMS —CASH. Bedford, January 6,1865. DR. GEO. C. DOUGLAS, Respect fully tenders his professional services to the people of Bedford and vicinity. OFFICE—2 doors West of the Bedford Uotel, above Border's Silver Smith Store. Residence at Maj. Washabaugh's. aug.24,'66. rpRIUMPH I N DENTISTRY! TEETH EXTRACTED WITHOUT PAIN, by the use of Nitrous Oxide, and is attended with no danger whatever. TEETH INSERTED upon a new style of base, which is a combination of Gold and Vulcanite ; also, upon Vulcanite, Gold, Platina and Silver. TEMPORARY SETS inserted if called for. Special attention will be made to diseased gums and a cure warranted or no charge made. TEETH FTLLED to last for life, and all work in the dental line done to the entire satisfaction of all or the money refunded. Prices to correspond with the times. I have located permanently in Bedford, and shall visit Schellsburg the Ist Monday of each teonth, remaining one week ; Bloody Run the 3rd Monday, remaining one week ; the balance ot my time I can be found at my office, 3 doors South of the Court House, Bedford, Pa. n0v.16,'66. WM. W. VAN ORMER, Dentist. GANFCEUS. JACOB REED, | J.J. SCHELL, REED AND SCHELL, Bankers and DEALERS IN EXCHANGE, BEDFORD. PA., DRAFTS bought and sold, collections made and money promptly remitted. Deposits solicited. G. W. RUPP O. E. SHANNON F. BENEDICT RUPP, SHANNON A CO., BANK ERS, BEDFORD, PA. BANK OF DISCOUNT AND DEPOSIT. COLLECTIONS made for the East, West. North and Sou*), and the general business of Exchange transacted. Notes and Accounts Collected and Remittanges promptly made. REAL ESTATE bought and sold * Oct. 20, 1865. ®l)c (Jcbforft <9ta?eUe. BY MEYERS & MENGEL. pccttrincs, &t. JL. LEWIS having purchased the Drug Store, lately owned by Mr. H. C. Rea mer* take? pleasure in announcing to the citizens ot Bedford and vicinity, that he has just returned from the cities with a well selected stock of DRUGS. MEDICINES. ■ DYE-STUFI-S. PERFUMERY. TOILET ARTICLES, STATIONERY, COAL OIL. LAMPS AND CET MNEYS, BEST BRANDS OP* CIGARS SMOKING AND CHEWING TOBACCO, FRENCIf CONFECTIONS, ire., ire The stook of Drugs and Medicines consist of the purest quality, and selected with great care. General assortment of popular Patent Medicines. The attention of the Ladies'is particularly invi ted to the stock of PERFUMERY, TOILET and FANCY ARTICLES, consisting of the best perfumes of the day. Colognes, Soaps. Preparations for the Hair. Complexion and Teeth ; Camphor ice for chapped hands; Teeth and Hair Brushes, Port Monaies, Ac. Of Stationery, there is a fine assortment: Billet, Note, Letter, Leaf and Mourning Paper, Envelops. Pens. Pencils, Ink, Blank Deeds, Power of Attorneys, Drafting Paper, Marriage Certifi cates. Ac., Ac. Also, a large quantity of Books, which will be sold very cheap. Coal Oil Ijamp Hinge Burner, can be lighted without removing the chimney—all patterns and prices. Glass Lanterns, very neat, for burning Coal Oil. Lamp chimneys of an improved pattern. Lamp Shades of beautiful patterns. Howe's Family Dvo Colors, the shades being light Fawn, Drab, Snuff and Dark Brown, Light and Dark Blue. Light and Dark Green, Yellow, Pink, Orange, Royal Purple, Scarlet, Maroon, Magenta, Cherry and Black Humphrey's Homeopathic Remedies. Cigars of best brands, smokers can rely on a good cigar. Rose Smoking Tobcrro, Michigan and Solace Fine Cut, Natural Leaf, Twist and Big Plug, Finest and purest French Confections, PURE DOMESTIC WINES, Consisting of Grape, Blackberry and Elderberry FOR MEDICINAL USF,. tyThe attention of physicians is invited to the stock of Drugs and Medicines, which they can purchase at reasonable prices. n Countrv Merchants' orders promptly filled. Goods put up with neatness and care, and at reasonable prices. J. L. LEWIS designs keeping a first class Drug Store, and having on hand at all times a general assortment of goods. Being a Druggist of several years experience, physicians can rely on having their prescriptions carefully and accurately com pounded. [Feb 9, 66—tt (nothing, tU. JJALLY! RALLY! RALLY! Come one, come all, and examine THE EXCELLENT STOCK OF GOODS AT LIPPEL'S CLOTHING EMPORIUM AND FURNISHING STORE. A rare chance is offered to ALL to purchase good and seasonable goods, at the lowest prices, by cal ling at Lippel's. If you would have a good suit of Ready-Made Clothing call at Lippel's. If you would have good and cheap Ladies' Dress Goods. Calicoes, Muslins, Ac., Ac., Ac., Call at Lippel's. If you would have furnishing goods of all de scriptions, notions, etc., call at Lippel's. If you would have thebe9t quality of Groceries, buy them at Lippel's. Goods of all kinds, sold at the most roasouable prices, and country produce of all kinds taken in exchange for goods, at Lippel's, 5ep.28,'66. /CLOTHING EMPORIUM. —GEO. REIMUND, Merchant Tailor, Bedford. Pa., keeps constantly on hand ready-made clothing, such as coats, pants, vests, Ac.; also a general as sortment of cloths, cassimeros, and gents' furnish ing goods of all kinds; also calicoes, muslins, Ac., all of which spill be sold low for cash. My room is a few doors west of Fyan's store and opposite Rush's marble yard. I invite all to give me a call. I have just received a stock of new goods. may25,'66. , X)ICHARD LEO, Manufacturer of CABINET-WARE, CHAIRS, &C., BEDFORD, PA., The undersigned being engaged in the Cabinet making business, will make to order and keep hand everything in his line of manufacture. BUREAUS, DRESSING STANDS, PARLOR AND EXTEX SION TABLES, CHAIRS, BEDSTEADS, WASH STANDS, AC., AC., will be furhished at all prices, and to suit every taste. COFFINS will also be made to order. attention paid to all orders for work. on West Pitt Street, nearly opposite the residence of George Shuck. July 10,1863.—tf RICHARD LEO. DANIEL BORDER, PITT STREET, TWO DOORS WEST OF TUB BED FORD HOTEL, BEDFORD, PA. WATCHMAKER AND DEALER IN JEWEL RY. SPECTACLES. AC. He keeps on hand a stock of fine Gold and Sil er Watches, Spectacles of Brilliant Double Re jned Glasses, also Scotch Pebble Glasses. Gold Watch Chains, Breast Pins, Finger Rings, best quality of Gold Pens. He will supply to order any thing in his line not on hand. Oct. 20. 1865- R. ANDERSON, Licensed Scrivener and Conveyancer, CENTREVILLE, BEDFORD COUNTY, PA., will attend to the writing of Deeds, Mortgages, Leases, Articles "of Agreement, and all business isuallv transacted by a Scrivener and Conveyan cer. The patronage of the public is respectfully aolicited. ■April g, 66-1 I G/*7— BLACK'WELL & Co., have | ol) I now ready their revised Catalogue of 1867—Newspapers for 1867, containing all the 1867—principal Publications, for which they re ]gg7_ceive Subscriptions at the regular rates, and lgg7—on many of them offer the advantage of 1867—subscribing tor 3 months. Send for a copy 1867—containing full details of our admirable 1868—system of operation. We refer to the Pub 1867—hsher of this paper. BLACKWELL A CO., Office, 82 Cedar St., New York. jan4m3. BOX 4298 P. O. DR. GEO. B. KELLEY, having permanently locatel in ST. CLAIRS VTLLE, tenders his professional services to the citizens of that place and vicinity nov2'#6yl BEDFORD, PA., FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 25, 1867. flit NEGRO NI'FFRAGE IX THE DISTRICT OF ( OIXMBIA. T!i<* President Vetoes. but n Radical t'on gress Passes the measure by tiio-thirils. Negro Suffrage ha a been FORCED upon the District of Columbia by a Radical Cong reus against the expressed will of its people ! During the last political campaign, "Republican" orators and editors per sistently denied the charge that their party favored negro suffrage, and thus many were deceived into supporting their candidates. But no sooner is the election over, and Congress meets, than this odious measure is again urged, and passed, by the "Republican" ma jorities in both Houses. The bill to confer the right of the ballot upon the of negroes in the District of Columbia having lieen presented to the President, he, on Mon day, returned it with aveto, giving his reasons at length for withholding his assent. The document contains many clear and powerful arguments. The following are its main points: Entirely disregarding the wishes of the people of the District of Columbia, Congress has deemed it right and expe dient to pass the measure now submit ted for my signature. It, therefore, becomes the duty of the Executive, standing between the legislation of the one and the will of the other, fairly expressed, to determine whether he should approve the bill and thus aid in placing upon the statute-books of the nation a law against which the peo ple to whom it is to apply have solemn ly and with such unanimity protested, or whether he should return it with his objections, in the hope that upon reconsideration, Congress, acting as the representatives of the inhabitants of the seat ot government, will permit them to regulate a purely local ques tion, as to them may seem best suited to their interests and condition. The District of Columbia was ceded to the United States by Maryland and Virginia, in order that it might be come the permanent seat of Govern ment of the United States. Accepted by Congress it at once became subject to the "exclusive legislation" for which provision is made in the Federal Con stitution. It should be borne in mind, however, that in exercising its func tions as the law making power of the District of Columbia, the authority of the National Legislature is not with out limit, but that Congress is bound to observe the letter and spirit of the Constitution, as well in the enactment of local laws for the seat of govern ment, as in legislation common to the entire Union. Were it to be admitted that the right "to exercise exclusive legislation in all cases whatsoever," conferred upon Congress unlimited power within the District of Columbia, titles of nobility might be granted within its boundaries; laws might be I made "respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exer cise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the Government for redress of grievances." Despotism would thus reign at the seat of Government of a free Republic, and, as a place of permanent residence, it would be a voided by all who prefer the blessings of liberty to the mere emoluments of i official position. It should also be remembered that in legislating for the District of Colum bia, under the Federal Constitution, the relation of Congress to its inhab itants is analagous to that of a Legisla ture to the people of a State, under their own local Constitution. It does not, therefore, seem to be asking too much that, in matters pertaining to j the District, Congress should have a j like respect for the will and interests of its inhabitants as is entertained by a State Legislature for the wishes and prosperity of those for whom they leg islate. The spirit of our Constitution and the genius of our government re quire that, in regard to any law which, is to affect and have a permanent bear ing upon a people, their will should ex ert at least a reasonable influence upon those who are acting in the capacity of their legislators. Would for instance, the Legislature of the State of New York, or of Pennsylvania, or of Indi ana, or of any State in the Union, in opposition to the expressed will of a large majority of the people whom they were chosen to represent arbitra rily force upon them, as voters, all per sons of the African or negro race, and make them eligible for office without any other qualification than a certain {erm of residence within the State? In neither of the States named would the colored population, when acting together, be able to produce any great social or political result. Yet, in New York, before he can vote, the man of color must fulfill conditions that are not required of the white citizens; in Pennsylvania the elective franchise is restricted to white freemen ; while in Indiana negroes and mulattoes are ex pressly excluded from the right of suf frage. It hardly seems consistent with | the principles of right and justice that j representatives of Stateswhere suffrage i is either denied the colored man, or granted to him on qualifications requi | ring intelligence or property, should compel the people of the District of Columbia to try an experiment which j their own constituents have thus far j shown an unwillingness to test for themselves. As a general rule, sound policy re quires that the Legislature should yield to the wishes of a people, wheu not inconsistent with the Constitution and the laws. The measures suited to one community might not be well a dapted to the condition of another; and the persons best qualified to deter mine such questions are those whose interests are directly affected by any proposed* law. In Massachusetts, for instance, male persons are allowed to vote without regard to color, provided they possess a certain degree of intelli gence. In a population in that State of 2,231,06(1 'there were, by the census of 1860. only 9,602 persona of color, and of the males over twenty years of age, there were 339,086 white to 2,602 colored. By the same official enumer ation, there were in the District of Co lumbia 60,764 whites to 14,316 persons of the colored race. Since then, how ever, the population of the District has largely increased, and it is estimated that at the present time there are near ly a hundred thousand whites to thirty thousand negroes. The cause of the augmented numbers of the latter class needs no explanation. Contiguous to Maryland and Virginia, the District during the war, became a place of ref uge for those who escaped from servi tude, and it is yet the abiding place of a considerable proportion of those who sought within its limits a shelter from bondage. Until then, held in slavery and denied all opportunities for men

tal their first knowledge of the Government was acquired when by conferring upon them freedom, it be came the benefactor of their race, the test of their capability for improve ment began, when, for the first time, the career of free industry and the av enues to intelligence were opened to them. Possessing these advantages but a limited time—the greater number perhaps having entered the District of Columbia during the latter years of the war or since its termination—we may well pause to inquire whether after so brief a probation, they are as a'class capable of an intelligent exercise of the right of suffrage, and qualified to discharge thejduties of official position. The people who are daily witnesses of their mode of living and who have be come familiar with their habits of thought, have exprassed the conviction that are not yet competent to serve as electors, and thus become eligible for offiee in the local Government under which they live. Clothed with the e lective franchise, their numbers, al ready largely in excess of the demand for labor, would be soon increased by an influx from the adjoining States. Drawn from fields where employment is abundant, they would vain seek it here, and so add to the embarrassments already experienced from the large class of idle persons congregated in the District. Hardly yet capable of form ing correct judgments upon the impor tant questions that often make the is sues of apolitical contest, they could readily be made subservient to the pur poses of designing persons. While in Massachusetts, under the census of 1860, the proportion of white to colored males over twenty years of age was one hundred and thirty to one, here the black race constitutes nearly one third of the entire population, whilst the same class surrounds the District on all sides, ready to change their res idence at a moment's notice, and with all the facility of a nomadic people, in order to enjoy here, after a short resi dence, a privilege they find nowhere else. It is within their power, in one year, to come into the District in such numbers as to have the supreme con trol of the white race, and to govern them by their own officers, and by the i ex ~r rise of all the municipal authority —among the rest, of the power of tax ! ation over property in which they have no interest. In Massachusetts, where I they have enjoyed the benefits of a [ thorough educational system, a quali fication of intelligence is required, while here suffrage is extended to all, without discrimination, as well to the most incapable, who can prove a resi dence in the District of one year, as to those persons of color who, compara tively few in number, are permanent inhabitants, and having given evidence of merit and qualification, are recogni zed as useful and responsible members of the community. Imposed upon an unwilling people, placed by the Consti tution under the exclusive legislation of Congress, it would be viewed as an arbitrary exercise of power, and as an indication by the country of the pur pose of Congress to compel the accept ance of negro suffrage by the States. It would engender a feeling of opposi tion and hatred between the two races, which, becoming deep rooted and in eradicable, would prevent them from living together in a of mutual friendliness. * * * After full deliberation upon this measure, I cannot bring myself to ap prove it, even upon local considera tions, nor yet as the beginning of an experiment on a larger scale. I yield to no one in attachment to that rule of general suffrage which distinguishes j our policy as a nation. But there is a limit, wisely observed hitherto, which makes the ballot a privilege and a trust, and which requires of some clas ses a time suitable ft# probation and preparation. To give it indiscriminate ly to a new class, wholly unprepared, by previous habits and opportunities, to perform the trust which it demands, is to degrade it, and finally to destroy its power; for it may be safely assum ed that no political truth is better es tablished than that such indiscriminate and all-embracing extension of popu lar suffrage must end at last in its des truction. The action of the President in refu sing to sign the obnoxious bill is in full accord with the wish of nearly ev ery white man in the District, and yet the Radicals in both Houses have en acted it into a law, by two-thirds votes. "Can such things be" in a country of white freemen? Surely Radicalism cannot long rule at such a pace. The popular judgment must, ere long, crush it. The people will not be forev er blind. A GRAPHIC (SKETCH. The Harrisburg correspondent of the Pittsburg Commercial thus reports the late Senatorial caucus and the condition of things in Harrisburg after the nomi nation was made: What does it all amount to? Mr Ste vens has an interview with his delega tion ; charges the members of the House with a bought betrayal and denounces them. Defiantly, in answer, they say, that "nobody knows it." The old Com moner declares that "the boys in the street know it." He sends for a Sena tor from the south-eastern country, in structed for him, and tells him he is young, and has a character yet, and that he "ought to take it back to them." The youthful Senator, with education, a family name, and bright prospects, re tires unimpressed by Mr. Stevens and subsequently votes for Mr. Cameron. Mr. Stevens has an interview with Gov ernor Curtin, deplores what his men have done, and urges the Governor to join him in a revolutionary movement. "Break up the Caucus;" "goto the peo ple," cries the enraged "old hero from Lancaster. The Governor calmly re plies : "The condition of things may be new to you, sir; but everybody here has known it for weeks, and I cannot aid in any movement which will break up the party. My name is with my friends, and I must abide the issue, whatever I may believe as to the'means which have been employed to produce this result. The people have already elected enough members to elect me, and if they don't vote for me, their responsibility is to their constituents. I was done when I aided, with what humble powers I pos sess, to carry the State last fall in a can vass of unusual bitterness and requir ing great exertions on my part."—And so waste away Tuesday evening and Wednesday. Cameron's adherents still active, and defections in the Stevens and Curtin ranks still being made, and the means openly talked of on streets and in the bar-rooms. "Bad! bad!" ex claims a Democratic member; "noshow for us. Well; well! I'll vote once for Cowan, and then I'll go for Spinner, like the Republicans." The caucus meets at 7.1 on Thursday evening. The vote is soon over; the scoundrels are impatient for their pay. A member from Philadelphia, who that morning had assured Curtin that he would obey his instructions and vote for him, votes for Cameron. The Del aware members vote for Cameron, with their instructions made only two days before to vote for Stevens, then for Cur tin, andnerer for Cameron in their pock ets. Betrayal is everywhere around. Men who had grown grey in respecta bility and honor, and in a life of pro fessional toil, yielded to the "mamon of unrighteousness." Men young in life with every professional prospect bright before them, went down under the wand of the enchanter. A Senator from the Northwest declared his deter mination to vote for Cameron, although he did not believe twenty of his consti tuents were for him. A member of the House from the same region was allow ed to vote for Curtin, notwithstanding he had betrayed him in the organiza tion. A member of the House, from a district adjoining yours on the north, betrayed his constituents and went for Cameron, although he had declared within a week that heowed his election to Curtin and Curtin's friends, and not withstanding the fact that several of his personal and political friends were near him, beseeching him not to falsify his former life and commence a career of infamy. The Philadelphians who were here seemed to regard the violation of in structions and the infamous Conduct of their members as unparralleled, and their indignation broke forth in every assemblage in town. Men's names and amounts paid were spoken trumpet tongued. Mock auctions were held in the Lochiel, Jones, and State Capitol Hotels, and members were auctioned off amid the cheers and plaudits of the crowd. The impromptu auctioneer would name his man, state his office, describe his district, specify hisinstruc tions, proclaim his violation of them, and all this in unvarnished venacular, and then ask for bids, which were made, and would vary from a chew of tobacco to a kick & posteriori, and the poor dev il would be knocked down, branded for life publicly as a man who had for feited all claim to the consideration of honest men, and must go down to a life of infamy "unhonored and unsung" —and all this personal and political in famy, all this aggregation of personal j corruption to accomplish the election of a worn out polluted political hack to the United States Senate. VOL. 61.-WHOLE No. 5,377. THE TIDE TI RXH. The following very romantic, yet truthful story, has just been told us by one who is pretty well posted. It is another proof of the end that awaits all fast young bloods. The hero ofthesto ry is John Steele, a young man only twenty-three years of age. By the death of an old lady named Widow McClintoek, who died from the effects of burns received while kindling a fire with crude oil, he came in possession of all the old lady's property. The farm of the widow was on Oil creek, in Ven ango county, and was known as the Widow McClintoek farm. It is imme diately opposite the flourishing little Jtown of Jtouseville, and was amongst the first of the oil-producing farms of the valley. Early in 1863 the Van Slyke well, on this farm, wasstruck, and flow ed for some time at the rate of2soobar rels per day, and several wells, yielding from 200 to 800 barrels, were struck at subsequent periods. Mrs. McClintoek was hardly cold in her coffin before young Steele, who appears to have had nothing naturally vicious in his com position, was surrounded by a set of vampyres, who clung to him as longas he had a dollar remaining. The mil lionaire head was evidently turned by his good fortune, as has been that of many an older man who made his pile in oil, and he was of the impression that his money would accumulate too rapidly unless it was actually thrown away, and throw itawayhedid. Many of the stories concerning his career in this city andPhiladelphiasavorstrong ly of fiction, and would not be credited were they not so well authenticated. Wine, women, horses, faro and gener al debauchery soon made a wreck of that princely fortune, and in twenty months Johnny Steele squandered two millions of dollars. Helost in thiscity, at faro, over SIOO,OOO in two nights; he bought high-priced turn-outs, and af ter driving around an hour or two, gave them away. He organized the SkiffA Gay lord Minstrels, and put them on the road in tip-top shape. He trav eled with the company for some time, enjoying himself hugely, paying pretty dearly for his experience in the show business. He lavished upon music hall performers of the females persuasion the most costly presents. To a popular vo calist engaged at Trimble's Varieties, Pittsburgh, and who caught hiseye,he gave a S3OOO diamond ring, and squan dered his money in the like manner upon other members of the profession. He is now, we are told, filling the posi tion of door keeper fqr Skiff & Gay lord's Minstrels, the company he or ganized, and is, to use a very expres sive, but not strictly classical phrase, completely "played out." The wealth obtained by those who worked so assid uously to effect Steele's ruin gave little permanent benefit to its possessors. The person most brazen and chiefly in strumental in bringing about the pres ent condition of affairs is said tobeSeth Slocum, who hung around Meadville, Pa., several weeks last summer. He was worth at one time over SIOO,OOO, which he had "captured" from Steele, and laid aside for a rainy day, but when the latter's money vanished, this a mount soon took unto itself wings, and he is at present known among his old associates as a gone coon. At last accounts Slocum was incarcerated in the jail of a neighboring county for va rious breaches of the peace, and was un able to obtain bail in the sum of SSOO. Exemplifications these of the old ad age, "easy come, easy go," or that oth er, "fools and their money are soon parted." The farm was sold recently for tax due the Government.— New York "Upper. AUDITOR GENERAL'S REPORT. We have given this annual document a superficial view, and find that the balance in the Treasury is so32,oooshort of last year. In turning over the leaves, however, we find the following parties have made raids on that Department, and the only wonder is, that there was anything left, as the State Treasury has served them in the capacity of aFreed man's Bureau for a series of years. The following items we find in one drawer of this bureau: Col. (?) M'Clure, for whiskey, etc., destroyed by the rebs, SB,OOO Gov. Curtin, for extraordinary [we think so] expenses dur ing the war, $5,000 Treasurer Kemble and Gov. Curtin, for expenses in visit ing Washington, [we can travel cheaper than that,] ' 1,767 Gen. (?) Harry White, for 4th of July expenses, 5,000 Wm. B. Mann, for examining books of insurence agents, 8,362 This gentleman is District Attorney of Philadelphia, and has made $25,000 out of that the past year. How he finds time to take this slice out of the Stale, we cannot comprehend Geo. Bergm r, for miscellaneous arti cles furnished Geo. W. Ham mersley, Clerk of Senate, $2,456 It is a wonder that this item was not' $24,560. We suspect, however, that the balance is sliced out under some other name, so that the child would not be recognized by the taxpayers. Why the civil expenses should be increased $53,000 over last year, we have not yet had time to examine. We observe that the Surveyor General's office which the loyalists talked of abolishing, has cost the taxpayers $20,000—13,000 more than last year, when in Democratic hands. We presume it will not be abolished now, as it is one of the bureaus allotted to "loyal whites,"— Clearfield Rep. WEE DAVIE'S ABOOT. A Scottish gentleman, more famous in sports than in morals, often sacrific ed truth when boasting of his horses and hounds; priding himself that "no man north of Edinboro' could show the like in a chase." When visitors were gone, and no better listener was present, he would repeat to his wife the marvelous feats of "Bonnie Bride," es he rode her down on the deer, cheer ed by the pampered hounds "Flash" and "Sly," both of them he declared understood every word he uttered to them. And these wild boasts he felt neces sary to seal with a round Highland oath, they were so hard to be believed. One who was ignorant of the powers of horse flesh, or who was wise enough uot to wound his pride by contradiction, was sure to hear tales which threw Munchausen far into the shade. Now, the wife of this man was a meek, gentle, truth-loving woman; and so far as she dared to do so, she re buked both his lying and profanity. Often, when she could do no more, she would touch his shoulder and say, re provingly, to shield her boy from sin, "Hush, dear, wee Davie's aboot!" It is probable that the little High lander had heard this caution more times than his parents were aware of. One day after the ladies had left the ta ble and the wine flowed freely among the guests, his father's tongue stirred by its powers, gave a fabulous history of "Bonnie Bride" and her ancestors. He vowed that he bought her of agyp sy, who stole her from the Duke of L., who had purchased her mother of an Arabian Prince, and that lately the thick-headed Duke seeing and admir ing her the more for her resemblance to his lost one, went up from the mid land counties of England, and offered him five thousand pounds for her! While he ran on thus, all unconscious of the winks and smiles passing round the circle, his boy, who had lingered in the dining hall, stepped up softly be hind him, and laying his tiny hand on his shoulder, said, softly, "Hush, father, wee Davie's aboot!" The roar of laughter which followed the innocent reproof startled the boas ter so as to destroy the effect of the wine; and he blushed deeply as he saw what a fool he had been making of himself. This simple sentence from lips he loved did more for him than the kirk, the Assembly's Catechism, or the pure hearted wife had been able to do. There is mighty power in words uttered from the instinct of a child. THE SKATING QUEEN. The queen of skaters in the world is said to be Miss C. A. Moore, the "Ska ting Queen," as she is called. Her home is Philadelphia. Her appearance at the Park each afternoon, makes her the "observed of all observers." In skating circles the performance and ap pearance of Miss Moore form the topic of general conversation. Miss Moore has two skating costumes. One of them a basque and skirt of purple vel vet beaver cloth, trimmed with a deep border of gray and white squirrel fur, above which are three rows of silver trimming. She wears a hat made of the same material, trimmed with fur, to correspond with that of the dress. Her Polish costume consists of a basque f blue velvet and scarlet skirt trim med with ermine fur and gold lace, the entire dress being spangled with small gold stars. A hat of red and blue velvet and white plume adorns her head, while her feet are encased in red kid boots. Both the costumes are very rich and elegant. CURE FOR FROSTED FEET.— It is an nounced that frosted limbs are perma nently relieved by one or two applica tions of a boiled lye of wood ashes, made so strongasto be quite Slippery between the fingers. This lye should settle, be drained off, and havealaige handful of common salt to each quartoflye mixed with it. It should be quite warm and the limbs be submerged for one or two hours. A WIDE awake minister, who found his congregation going to sleep, one Sunday, before he had fairly commen ced, suddenly stopped and exclaimed : "Brethren, this is not fair, it isn't giv ing a man half a chance. Wait till I get along, and then if I ain't worth listening to, go to sleep; but don't be fore I get commenced —give a man a chance." IT now appears highly probable that our Legislature will this winter pass a general law providing for the election of two Jury Commissioners in each county. AT a printers' festival given on New Year's day, the following was one of the toasts: "Woman—Second only to the press in the publication of news." A PERSON pointed out a man with a profusion of rings on his fingers, to a cooper. "Ah, master," said the arti san, "its asure sign of weakness when so many hoops are used." A TIPPLER called at a hotel and ask ed for a room with four beds in it. He said he usually retired so "gone" that he could not find the bed unless there was one in each corner. "CAN'T pass marm," said a stern sen tinel of the navy yard to an officer's lady. "But, sir, I must pass; I'm Cap tain W.'s lady." "Couldn't let you if you were his wife." MANY persons are in advanceof their age, but an old maid generally mana ges to be about ten years behind her's. AN old hotel-keeper in Washington once posted on his dining-room door the following notice: "Members o* Congress will go to the table first, and then the gentlemen."