Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, February 22, 1867, Page 2

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated February 22, 1867 Page 2
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Friday Morning*—...February 22, IS7. AGfcXTS TO OBTAIX MWBIPTIOSB TO THE GAZETTE. ( iralat yonr Connty Paper. The following named gentlemen hare been ap pointed oar Agents to obtain aubscriptiops to the Qixcttb. They are anthoriied to receipt for u: E'oody Run —Jeremiah Thompson. j< y's Hill —D. A T. Black. Monroe —Daniel Fletcher. Colerain —Geo. W. Deal, H.P. Diehl. C. Valley—P. R. Anderson. A. Zembower. Londonderry —James C Devore. Harrison —Geo. W. Horn. Juniata —John A. Cessna, Geo. Gardill. BeJ illxhnrg —J E. Black. JVapier —John Sill. John W. Bowen. Southampton —Wm. Adams, John Careuder, Westley Bennett. Union—yi Wertr. W. B Larabnght. M. Woodherry — W. M. Pearson. Daniel Barley. ,V. Woodherry —J.l. Noble. J. S. Brumbaugh. Hoyeice/l —V/. A. Grove, J B. Fluke. Broad Top —M. A. Hunter. liberty—Geo. Roades, D. Stoler. Saxton —Charles Faxon. St Clair— John W. Crisman, Samuel Beckley. Snake Spring—An drew Mortimore, J. G. Hart ley and M. S. Ritchey. W. Providence —Geo. Baughman, HomerNeice. CONFUSION* IX CONGRESS. The architects who were engagetl in constructing that great tower on the plains of Shinar, found not among them a greater confusion of tongues than that which issues from the capital at Wash ington; and, to carry the simile farth er, if the former were not permitted to accomplish their impious work, let us hope that those who are endeavoring to erect a despotism upon the ruins of the Constitution, will come to grief from the same cause. Without waiting for the adoption of the Constitutional Amendment, which was as perfidious a piece of legislation as was ever enacted, no sooner did Con gress assemble, than schemes of recon struction were presented by Stevens, Ashley and other radical members. Every one of these propositions ignor ed, in a greater or less degree, the Con stitutional Amendment, notwithstand ing the oft repeated pledges of the rad icals that it would be their ultimatum to the Southern people. But with this we have nothing to do, now. The Con stitutional Amendment has gone to the tomb of the Capulets, sent there not by the Southern people, but by the radicals themselves. The plan of Stevens, which is a per fect chaos of crudities, inconsistencies, malice and perfidy, has gone to the committee of the Judiciary, where it will lie, let us hope, forever. Wicked as Stevens' scheme of reconstruction is, it did not yet go for enough for some of the hard-baked radicals, who de nounced its author because the second section of his bill, recognized all laws and governments within the ten States, except such as were expressly modified by Congress. Ashley, the insomnious linpeaeher, next introduced a bill, more acceptable to many of the radicals because more atrocious than that of Stevens. He re constructs from the very beginning, declaring all laws in the Southern States null and void, before permitting them to participate in his scheme of re construction. Stevens' bill kicks the rebel States into the Union without ceremony, while that of Ashley, with a refinement of meanness and malice, tramples them under the hoof of the radicals before dragging them in. Ash ley's bill makes the Southern States subject territory upon which he can try at liberty any experiment in legisla tion. Stevens holds that the Southern States are foreign to the Union, and that all the people are alien; and his bill makes provision for the naturaliza tion of all the inhabitants of the South ern States. We have neither time nor space to dwell longer upon the monstrous prop ositions contained in both these bills. Bingham, of Ohio, and other "moder ate" men in Congress, have not hesita ted to denounce these propositions as bills for destroying the Union instead of reconstructing it. They still adhere to the Constitutional Amendment,and insist that good faith to the people of the North demands that they should adhere to this plan of settlement. But Bingham and his friends in emancipa ting themselves from the domination of such crazy leaders as Stevens and Ash ley, do nothing in the way of practical statesmanship. The Southern people will not have the Amendment, and it would be a dangerous movement to at tempt to adopt it by the States which are represented in Congress. There is 110 way out of this Congressional mud dle, but what the Constitution requires, and what the Democratic party de mands, that the representatives from these States shall be immediately ad mitted to seats in Congress, and shall participate in all deliberations upon amending the Constitution. COXOVER. It will be remembered that the prin-: cipal witness against Mrs. Surratt in the mock trial of that lady for compli city in the assassination of President Lincoln, was a fellow calling himself "Sanford Conover." It has long since turned out that this was an assumed name, and that the testimony given by I this man was utterly false. On Mon- day, the eleventh inst., "Conover" was tried on a charge of perjury in theSur ratt case, and icon found guilty. Upon the testimony of this "Conover," a hu man soul was launched into eternity, and yet the dominant party in this country, persist in the defence of tri bunals which thus commit deliberate murder in being so constituted as to re ceive, nay, superinduce," such evidence. TSIE NEGRO IX OUR COURTS. We refer the public to the proceed ings of the criminal courts of this coun ty, and ask that it be noted how ex- tensively the few hundred colored peo ple in this neighborhood figure in the calendar of crime. During the late aes i sit<n of court, some four days of thesix ! during which the court sat, were taken up by the Quarter Sessions in trying colored people. We do not mention | this for the purpose of degrading our colored foiks in the public estimation. We have not the slightest feeling of ' animosity toward the unfortunate Af rican, but would gladly better bis con dition, were it in our power to do so. i But it is due to the community in which : these colored people live, and it is due i to the tax-payer who foots the bill of 1 expenses in these trials, that the cause ! 1 of the frequent appearance of the color ! od man in our criminal courts, beascer | tained and understood. We are not in clined to attribute to the negro any pe culiar inherent quality of evil which prompts him to the commission of crime. We choose rather to believe that his being pampered and puffed and petted by the demagogues who expect to make him a voter, is at the bottom of his recklessness and lawlessness. He has been taught to believe that he is ! just "as good" as the white man, and, inflated with the idea that white men acknowledge this to he the case, it is easy for him to imagine himself just "as good" as white men's lam. Reas oning thus, he comes to the conclusion that the law ought not to stand in his way, and the result is that he ends his career in the penitentiary, or on the scaffold. Hence we do not hold the colored man asblameable in the premi ses as those white men who fill his head with false notions of social and political equality and thus transform him from a quiet and unobtrusive cit izen into the most impudent and re vengeful of ruffians. Although no ad vocate of the socialism which tick les the fancy of some of the Afri can people, that catholic love of hu manity which every Christian man must feel, warms our heart with pity for their misfortunes. Therefore, we say to them, beware of these false guides, whose doctrines lead you into practices that will cause you to end your days in misery and shame. As for the tax-payers of the country, we have only to say, if they relish the pay ment of bills for the trial and impris onment of colored criminals, they can have their desire fully gratified by con tinuing to approve the course of the public men who are constantly produ cing discontent among the negroes by inducing them to believe that they are just "as good"as the whites. — THE TII>E IS TURNING! Great Democratic Victory! The Reading Election! A Democratic Hajor.Trensnrer. Auditor. ('onsia'tlc. Council. Ac., Ac. An election for city officers has just j been held at Reading, which hasresul- j ted in the success of the Democratic j candidates by overwhelming majori ties. Last fall Geary had a majority of 15 over Clymer, in that city. Now the ' Democrats carry it by majorities rang- j ing from 325 to upwards GOO. Reading,! although the county seat of Berks coun-1 ty, has never been a Democratic city. I Occasionally some Democrat, by virtue j of his personal popularity, succeeded j in being elected to some municipal of- i fiee in the city, but the opponents of j the Democracy nearly always carried i it. The present result shows a large ! Democratic gain, and is an unerring I I index to the political change now going ; on among the people. Let the Demo- . crats of Bedford county imitate their] brothers of Reading, and organize for j victory. OCCASIONALLY we hear of Demo crats who permit themselves to be in fluenced by personal considerations in their course at elections. They talk bitterly about fellow Democrats by whom they claim to have been aggriev ed. Now there is a time and a place for the settlement of such difficulties, but that time and that place is not at the polls. Let such troubles be settled at the primary meetings and then letthem remain settled. The Democratic peo ple cannot permit any man, or set of men, to disturb their councils, with their private grievances. There is 0- nough to be done to fight the common enemy. i The Boston Pout says: "A feature of the time is the steady withdrawal < f money from the savings banks by the ( ! working classes." URI EST ILLE JEFF. DAVIS? Yes, where is Jeff. Davis? What has become of the arch-traitor? We see his name mentioned but rarely in Radical newspapers. (Congress, too, seems to have forgotten him. As for Chief Justice Chase, we doubt whether he is at this moment cognizant of the fact that there is a prisoner by that name, within the jurisdiction of his Court, waiting to be tried for the crime of High Treason. Come, oh! ye slum brous watch-dogs of loyalty, awake ! arouse! Jeff. Davis remains unhung! HALLRLSBUIIG Detent of (lie IMllthnrsnnil Connellsville Kail road Bill: Running of Street Cars on Snnday s The Legislature on a Jtlu* Uet. Ac., ic. Correspondence of the Bedford tfftsette. HAKRISBURG, Feb. 16 MB. EDITOR:—Since my last the Legislature has acted upon some im portant subjects. The bill to restore to the Pittsburg and Connellsville Rail road Company, the franchises taken from it by the act of 1864, was voted upon in the Senate and lost by a vote of i 3 yeas to 17 nays. Those voting in favor of the bill, were Senators Bing ham, Billingfelt, Brown, of Lawrence, Brown, of Mercer, Coleman, Davis, Graham, Lowry, Stutzman, Taylor, Wallace and White. Those voting a gainst it, were Senators Burnett, Cou ncil, Donovan, Glatz, Haines, Jackson, James, Landon, MeCandless, Randall, llidgeway, Royer, Schall, Shoemaker, Walls, Worthington and Hall, Speak er. The people of your county were interested in the fate of this bill, as it affects the railroad interests of the Southwestern portion of the county. The courts, however, have decided that the Act of 1864 is unconstitutional, and hence I cannot see why the Pittsbufg and Connellsville Railroad Company cannot, at any rate, proceed with the making of the road. On Tuesday last the special order in the House, was the bill to permit the people of Philadelphia to vote upon the question of running cars or passen ger railways in the city on Sunday. Mr. Quigley, (Dein.) of Philadelphia, moved to amend by authorizing the running immediately after the an nouncement of the result of the vote, shouhU majority of the people of the city \w?in favor of such running. Mr. Wilson, (Radical) of Pittsburg, offered as an additional amendment, the fol lowing : " Provided , That no decision by ballot made by the citizens of Phil adelphia, uuder the provisions of this act, shall take effect unless all persons be permitted to ride in said passenger cars, without regard to color, sex or na tionality." Mr. Meyers, (Dein.) of Northampton, raised the point of or der that Wilson's amendment was out of order, inasmuch as it involved a proposition entirely distinct from that of the original bill. The point of or der was submitted to the House and was decided to have been well taken, by a vote of 57 to 41, a number of Re publicans voting with the Democrats. The question was then taken 'on Mr. Quigley's amendment which was a dopted, yeas 54, nays 40. I refer to this matter to show that the "everlast ing negro" is beginning to get a little heavy on the hands of the Radicals. The members have been off on a junketing excursion to Pittsburg, and I learn from the "jottings" of the Pa triot tC- Union that some of them had some strange adventures wh'lst in the smoky city. One of them was taken for the hero of Snickersviile and an other for a brother of Jeff. Davis. The | Pittsburgers must have a poor opinion i of our legistators. There is some talk of passing a bill to make the Jury Commissioner sys tem which now applies to some of the Democratic districts, a general law. "What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander," and 1 do not see why Republican counties should be < xempt from a rule which is enforced in Dem ocratic counties. Whether, or not, the majority will permit this to be done, I am unabletosay, butthesvstem should be either general, orshouldbe abolish ed altogether. The opinion is freely expressed here, by men of all parties, that the next Legislature wili be Democratic. The Radical strongholds in the Western part of the State, will break down be fore the force of the fpet that the rail road interests of that section cannot be accommodated by the Legislature as at j present constituted. Resides tiiis, the i charges of corruption brought by the i Curtin men against the present legis j lature, will go far toward bringing a bout a reaction. If the Democrats act wisely, nominate some man of ac knowledged superiority as a jurist (Judge Sharswood, for instance) and j put forward their best men for the Leg islature the prospects are that we shall i have a good old-fashioned Democratic victory. LEX. WASHINGTON. Louisiana a Satrapy : Can a Slate rebel ? Stevens" Military Bill : She Ureal Cock eye* AT.. AT. Correspondence of the Bedford Gtfzette. v WASHINGTON, Feb. 1(5. - MR. EDITOR:— It is really astound ing that the p - iple of the Northern : States are so passive under the attacks ; of the Radicals upon constitutional government. Perhaps it is imagined that legislation which aims at the de struction of States can affect only the j South! If so, how foolish the idea ! If Congress can wipe out of existence ' a Southern State, it can do the same with any Northern State. If Louisi- j ana can bemade a satrapy, so can Penn sylvania. "Oh! but," says some sap head, "Pennsylvania did not rebel!" j Neither did Louisiana; a portion of the people of the latter did rebel, the State never! A State cannot secede, it can not rebel. Population by force of arms, can do Inith. Is then the form of government of the State to be destroy ed, or are the rebellious , people to be punished? The latter, surely. Well, then, why don't the people intervene in behalf of the preservation of the States? Are they blind and deaf and dumb? Why, the state-hood of Penn sylvania is no safer to-day from the ruthless hand of Radicalism, than that of Louisiana? Already has the leader of the infamous anti-state cabal, Thad deus Stevens, declared that Pennsylva nia does not possess a Republican form of Government. True, Louisiana may be territorialized very soon and Penn sylvania may retain her state-hood; but what guaranty have we that the madness of the rabid destructives in Congress, will not, sooner or later, rage Northward, as it is now blighting ev erything Southward?, The same med icine which is now forced down the throats of the Southern people, may some day he commended to the lips of the North, and. then, how will they be able to decline swallowing the bitter draught, havingthemselvesiusisted up on other people taking it? The measure known as Thaddeus Stevens' Military Bill, has passed the House. It provides for the division of the ten excluded States into live dis tricts, to he governed by military sat raps. The courts are not allowed to in terfere with the will of these vicege rents of Congress, and each one of these military commanders, is as absolute and supreme within bis own district, as the autocrat of Russia! Great God! Is this Republican Government ?-The hill was passed by a vote of 109 yeas to 55 nays, lacking one of a two-thirds vote. It will certainly encounter a veto, and I think will fail to beeomealaw. Should it be otherwise, popular government will be practically atan end in the Uni ted States, and our boasted system will become the butt and laughing-stock of despots throughout the world. A bill for the destruction of the State Government of Louisiana, has also passed the House. It was drawn up by Eliot, of Massachusetts. It makes the negroes and about one third of the white men of Louisiana thelegal voters of that State. Its design is to throw the State into the hands of the blacks. I doubt whether the bill will pass the Senate in time to become a law, as the President can hold it ten days; conse quently it must be placed in his hands ten days before tiie 4th of March, or it will fail for want of time. It should be remembered that the present State Government of Louisiana, is the same established under the auspices of.the late lamented Abraham Lincoln, through the instrumentality of Gen. Banks; but the Radicals are not satis lied with their own work, because, for sooth, they cannot control the politics of the State. What a set of hell-hounds they are! The impeachment question hangs tiro, and I am still inclined to think that nothing of importance will be done in regard ,0 it by this Congress. The fact is that theleaderof the move ment, Ashley, is considered a fool by his own partizans, and they want to take the matter out of his hands. Be side Ben. Butler wants an opportunity to distinguish himself, and it is thought that he will be put forward by the next Congress as the champion of impeach ment. The great Cock-eye wants to get after Gen. Grant. I hope lie will try that game; if he does he will be "bottled up" more quickly than he was at Bermuda Hundred. More anon. PRY. EDITOKIAL CONVENTION.—The Al toona Tribune suggests the calling of a Convention of the Editors and Publish ers of tiie country newspapers of Penn sylvania, at Altoona, for the purpose of regulating the manner of doing busi ness with Advertising Agents and for other purposes. If the proposed Con vention could embrace all the newspa per publishers in the State, it might do some good. At all events, we are in favor of the Convention. —Radical newspapers being now en gaged in scraping together accounts of all the crimes committed in the South, and in manufacturing stories when truth fails, the World shows that, by the last census, Massachusetts had 12,- 700 convictions of crime for 1,231,000 population, which is one convict to one hundred citizens; whilst Alabama had only 170 convictions to 001,000 popula tion, or one conviction for 5,300 people. —lt is rather a cool business for Jack Hamilton's party to organize them selves into a quasi Congress at Washing ton, and presume to dictate laws to the national Legislature. These fellows were, first, traitors to tho Union, and then to the Confederacy, were a* mean set of scape-goats at all times, from the Tennessee, "clerical blackguard" to the Texas negro seller. — Boston Post. —ls it not astonishing that it should be necessary, in the year eighteen hun dred and sixty-seven, to defend on the floor of Congress those peculiar rights of a freeman, the jury trial and the writ of habeas corpus, against the pro posed action of the majority of the rep resentatives of the people? —The Bankrupt bill has passed the Senate and is now in the House, where it lias been considerably amended. It may finally pass both Houses, but its fate at this late period of the session is

very doubtful. It is said that nearly every lawyer in Congress is opposed to its passage. It will deprive them of many a fat fee. —ln the Ohio Legislature an amend ment to the State Constitution has been introduced, which extends the right of suffrage to women and removes restrictions on color. —Win. B. Astor, of New York, lias recently given $50,000 to the Astor Li brary, which was founded by his fath er, John Jacob Astor. —The pecuniary loss arising from the cattle plague in England, is estimated at £3,500,000. COACHES*. SEX ATE.— The bill to amend the act providing for the safety of passsengers on steamships was reported from the Committeeon Commerce. Mr. Poland asked leave to introduce a resolution instructing the Committee on the Ju diciary to inquire into the expediency of proposing an amendment to the Con stitution, first, to restrict the office of the President to one term, and extend the term to six years; second, to abolish the office of Vice President, and third, to provide for the election of the Presi dent directly by the vote of the people, without the intervention of electoral colleges. The bill providing for the temporary increase of the pay of army officers was reported, with amendments, from the Committee on Military Af fairs. Its provisions will be found else where. Mr. Wilson introduced a joint resolution providing for a commission, consisting of army officers for each of the Southern States, to examine into all claims of loyal citizens for quarter masters' stores"{uirt subsistence supplies furnished to the United States army during the late war, The commission for Maryland is to consist of Major Gen era f Francis Fessenden, of Maine; Lieutenant Colonel Charles 11. Tomp kins, Q. M. I)., and Major General James B. Negley, of Pennsylvania. The resolution was referred to the Committeeon Military Affairs. The Bankrupt bill was then taken up. Mr. Sumner made an effort to have a test oath provision incorporated in the hill, but failed. The bill was finally passed by a vote of—yeas 22. nays 20. A com munication was received from the President enclosing the correspondence between the Secretary of State and Mr. Campbell, United States Minister to Stockholm, in reference to his transfer to Bogota. The bill providing for the selection of League Island as a fresh water basin for iron-clads was taken up and discussed until 4.40 P. M., when the Senate took a recess until 7 P. 31. HOUSE. —The Senate bill changing certain collection districts in Maryland and Virginia was taken from the Speak er's table and referred to the Committ ee on Commerce. The Committee of Ways and Means was instructed to in quire into the propriety of amending the tariff so as to provide that all goods imported in American bottoms shall be allowed a drawback at the time of the passage of the bill. The House resumed the consideration of the bid to provide a government for the State of Louisi ana, which was offered by Mr. Eliot on Monday. Mr. Eliot withdrew his de mand lor the previous question on the passage of the bill, and offered an amendment, which was agreed to, striking out the section providing fora delegate in Congress. After a long discussion in relation to the time to be allowed for debate 011 the bill, amotion was made to postpone the further con . ideration of it until to-day, but it was voted down—yeas 4, nays 83. Messrs. Boyer of Pennsylvania, Harding of Kentucky, and Finck and Leßlond of Ohio, then spoke in opposition to the bill. A synopsis of their speeches will be found elsewhere. A vote was then taken and the bill was passed—yeas 113, nays 48—more than a two-thirds ma jority. The eredentialsof Wm. Aiken, Senator elect from the State of South Carolina, were presented and referred to the Committee on Reconstruction. The House then took a recess until 7.30 P. 31. Evening Session— The Committee on Banking and Currency was directed to inquire into the expediency of prohibi ting the sale of gold by the Secretary of the Treasury, and of exempting from taxation so much of the capita' of na tional banks as is invested in United States securities. The Committeeoll Territories was .instructed to inquire into the expediency of changing the name of the Territory of New Mexico to Lincoln. 31 r. Stevens' bill for the establishment of military governments in the Southern States was then taken up, and a long discussion ensued. SENATE. —The Committee on the District of Columbia reported favora bly 011 a number of bills in relation to affairs in that District. The bill pun ishing larcenies of Government proper ty by 'tine and imprisonment was taken up and passed. The bill passed by the House 011 Tuesday providing for a civil government for Louisiana was received and read to theSeuate. The Committee 011 3lilitary Affairs reported favorably 011 the bill authorizing the payment of the rewards offered for the capture of Mr. Davis. The same Committee re ported adversely to the joint resolution tendering the thanks of Congress to Secretary Stanton, General 3leigs and others. The bill abolishing imprison ment for debt was reported from the Committee 011 the Judiciary with amendni nts. The Secretary of the Treasury was instructed to communi cate to the Senate a statement of the amounts received fromfeesaiul salaries during the last four years by Consuls and commercial agents of the United States. The bill extending the time for the codification of the laws relating to customs was taken up and passed. HOUSE.—A communication was re ceived from the Secretary of the Treas ury, transmitting, in answer to a reso lution of thcid instant, the amount of revenue collected in Baltimore city, and in the counties of Maryl tnd fr< in all sources, jxeept duties on imports. Jt was referred to the Committee of Ways and Means and ordered to be printed. Mi*. Stevens' bill to establish Military governments in the .Southern States was then taken up. A long dis cussion ensit'd, in which a number of members farticipated. A demand was then male and seconded for the previous question, and the main ques tion on the passage of the bill was or dered by a vote of yeas 86, nays 7b. Mr. Stevens'closed tlie debate on the bill, lie demanded'the passage of the bill without amendment of any kind, and said that "as for the Constitutional amendment ho had no respect whatev er for it." Ileended by a violent de nunciation of ill "g ntlemen who are this day palliating and excusing the conduct of the Rebels." The bill was then read a third time and passed by a vote of yeas lb!) to nays 55. The 1 louse then took a recess until 7.80 P. M. SEX ATE.--The consideration of the League Is (aid bill was resumed by tiie Senate and after some discussion the bill was passed by a vote of yeas 27, navs 17. Mr. Eliot's bill providing for the re-estaUishment of civil govern ment in tho State of Louisiana was ta ken up and was, after a brief debate, postponed until to-day. Mr. Stevens' bill for the more efficient government of the Southern States was taken up and read asecpnd time. The bill pro viding for thepayment of compound interest notes was taken upand amend ed by providing that the amount of temporary certificates at any time out standing shal|not exceed $100",000,(MX). It was then passed. Evening Sedion.—The, bill for the es tablishment aid protection ot National Cemeteries wis taken up and passed,as was also a bil authorizing the building of a submerged tubular bridge across the Mississippi river at St. Louis. The Senate then adjourned. HOUSE.—'The Postoffice Appropria tion bill was. reported back from the Committee on Appropriations and the Ilousq concurred in the Senate amend* irieuts (hereto. The House insisted upon its amendrrtenfc* to the bill regu-1 lating the UTUHV of certain eivil offices, which include Cabinet officers in the provisions of the bill, and a Committee I of Conference wjjp ordered. The bill to reimburse the loyal States for troops furnished during the war was taken i up, the question recurring upon the mo tion to reconsider the vote whereby the 1 bill Was recommitted. The bill gives J $55 for each man furnished by the sev- j eral States, and appropriates in all i $115,000, INK! in five per cent, bonds not j negotiable for ten years. After con siderable discussion the motion to re 1 consider the vote on the bill was agreed to. It was then referred to thfe Com- i mittee on Ways and Means. A bill ; providing for theorganizingandarming j of the militia force in the United States J was reported from the Committee on , Militia. It provides fortheenrollment of all able-bodied naturalized or native born citizens of the United States, be tween the ages of 18 and 45 years, ex- 1 cept Indians not taxed. Thediscussion of this bill was kept up until theexpir- j ation of the morning fcour. A com munication was received from the Sec retary of the Interior recommending an appropriation of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars to send commission ers to the Indian tribes west of tiie Mississippi. The House in Committee of the Whole resumed the considera tion of the Internal Revenue bill. An amendment was ottered striking out the clause fixing the license for all dis tillers at five hundred instead of one hundred dollars. A long discussion arose. Pending the consideration of the amendment the House took are cess until 7.8b P. M. Evening Session.— The House in Com j mittee of the Whole resumed the con sideration of the Internal Revenue bill, and the paragraph fixing the license of distillers at five hundred dollars was stricken out. The paragraph allowing companies to charge the tax to consum ers was also stricken out. A motion was made to impose a specific tax of five dollars per thousand on cigarettes, cigars and cheroots, and to take off the advalorem duty thereon. Pending its discussion the House adjourned. SENATE. —Mr. Stevens' bill to pro vide for military governments in the Southern states was taken up. Mr. Williams withdrew the amendment of which he had given notice, as he did i not wish to prolong the discussion of j the bill. Mr. Johnson then renewed the amendment ottered by Mr. Wil > liams. The amendment, which is to be added as an additional section in tire bill, provides that when any Stateshall have, by a vote of the people therein, adopted the constitutional amendment, allowed negro suffrage and equality before the law and confirmed these pro visions in its constitution, such State constitution shall be submitted to' Co ngress for its action thereon and if ap proved by that body said State shall be admitted into the Union. A long dis j cussion arose on the adoption of this j amendment, in which a number of mem bers participated, and was kept up un | til 4.30 P. M., when a recess was taken until 7 o'clock P. M. Evening Session. —The discussion of the bill providing for military govern ments iPtheSouth was resumed; and vote was taken on Mr. Wilson's amend ment and it was rejected. A long de bate ensued, during which Mr. Johnson made a speech warmly denouncing the bill. HOUSE. —A large number of private bills were reported from the Committee on Claims and disposed of. The House then took up Mr. Schenck's bill to equalize the bounties of soldiers. It gives a bounty of one hundred dollars perannum to each soldier for the time for which he served, after deducting the amount of. bounty received from States or from voluntary associations. Along discussion ensued and a number of amendments were proposed. The only one, however, which was adopted, pro i vides for including in the provisions of the bill all persons borne upon the rolls !of the army as slaves. The bill was I then passed by a vote of yeas 92, nays I 09. * —A despatch from London states that | the Government has been advised of the landing of two ship loads of Feni i ans at Valentia. Sir Hugh Rose the I 0 | chief in command of the British forces | in "Ireland, and also Lord Naas were to ! leave for Ireland at once. ' —By the arrival at New York of the I steamship City or Baltimore we have j advices from Liverpool to the Cist ult. Mr. Bigelow, late Minister to France, and his family, were among the steam er's passengers. A weekly newspaper i devoted to American interests, that is to say, to the advocacy of Radicalism, is about to he established in London. —A special despatch to the N. Y. Herald reports that news had reached Dublin that the Fenians assembled at | Killarney yesterday morning and marched towards Kenmare. Troops and artillery, it is said, were dispatch ed in pursuii. —The following is a list of the dona tions recently made by Mr. Peabody: j To the poor of London, $2,250,000; I town of Danvers, $(50,000; Grinnell Arc- I tic Expedition, $19,000; city of Balti-j more, $1,000,000; Phillips' Academy, j $25,000; Massachusetts Historical Socie ty, $20,000; Harvard College, $150,000; Yale College, $150,090; to the South, $1,500,000. Total $5,1(55,000. —A clergyman has published a pamphlet in which he informs the world that the mysterious place called '■Hell," is just four thousand miles down from the surface of the earth, and that the least spark from it thrown into the ocean, would dry up all the waters, and set the world in a blaze. What nonsense. —The value of quartermasters' suj - plies in store at New Albany, Indiana, is stated at $5(5,000,000. The govern ment furnishes two steam fire engines, fully manned and equipped, to protect this immense amount of property. —At the recent Wool-growers' Con vention in stated that there are in that State 2,000,- 000 sheep, worth $8,000,000, yielding annually $3,000,000. —A man in Galveston named John De France has been sentenced to work at the town pump for fifteen days, for cruelty to his wife's child. De France, some months since, married a Louisi anh widow of some wealth. —The coolest thing out in the pro tective line is a petition for a duty on imported ice. It is wanted to protect our Eastern cutters from Blue-nose competition in the Southern markets. —lmprisonment for debt is to be to tally abolished in France. SPECIAL NOTICES. HUNT!NODON AND BW/AD'FOP B.R_ —TIME TABLE. —Express Train leaves Mt. Dallas at 1.30 p. m., and arrives at Huotiirdon, at 4>.45 p. m.: leaves Huntingdon at 7.50 a. ro., and arrives at Mt Dallas, at 11.15 a. m. Accommodation Train leaves Huntington at 4.04 P- m., and arrives at Saxton, 5.45 p. m.; leaves Saxton, at 9 43 a. m., and arrives at Huntingdon, a t 11 22 a m. janlg. ' PN. SCHENCK'S PULMONIC SYRUP, This great medicine cured Dr. J. H. Schenck, the proprietor, of Pulmonary Consumption, when it had assumed iu most formidable aspeet, and when speedy death appoared to be inevitable. His phy sieians prononnced his ease incurable, when he commenced the ise of this simple but powerful remedy. His health wag restored iu a very short time, and no return of the disease has been appre hended, for all the symptoms quickly disappeared, and his present weight is more than two hundred pounds. Since his recovery, be has devoted his attention exclusively to the cure of Consumption, and the ; diseases which are usually complicated with it. and the cures effected by his medicines have been very numerous and truly wonderful. Dr. Scheuek makes professional visits to several of the larger cities weekly, where he has a large concourse of patients, and it is truly astonishing to see poor consumptives that have to he lifted out of their carriages, and in a few months healthy, robust persons. Dr. Schenck's PULMONIC Svnirp, SKA WEED TONIC, and MANDRAKE PILLS, are generally all required in curing Consumption. Full direc tions accompany each, so that any one can take them without seeing Dr. Schenck, but when it is convenient it is best to see him He gives advice free, but for a thorough examination with his Re spirometer his fee is three dollars. Please observe, when purchasing, that the two likenessej of the Doctor, one when in the last stage of consumption, and the other as he now is, in per fect health, are on the Government stamp Sold by all druggists and dealers; price $1 50 per bottle, or $7 50 the half dozen. All letters for advice should be addressed to Dr. Schenck's prin cipal Office, No. 15 North Sixth street, Philadel phia, Pa. General Wholesale Agents—Demas Barnes A Co. New York; S. S. Hance, Baltimore, Md ; John D. Park. Cincinnati, Ohio; Walker A Taylor, Chica go, 111.; Collins Bros., St. Louis, Mo. 3dw PREPARED OILOF PALM AND MACE for Pit KSEHVING, RESTORING. HUD BEAUTIFYING the HAIR, and is the most delightful and wonder ful article :he world ever produced. Ladies will find it not only a certain remedy to Restore. Darken and Beautify the Hair, hut also a desirable article for the Toilet, as it is highly per fumed with a rich and delicate perfume, indepen dent of the fragrant odor of the Oils of Palm and THE MARVEL OF PERU, a new and beautiful perfume, whioh in delicacy of scent, and the tenacity with which it clings to the handkerchief and person, is unequaled. The above articles fur sale by all Druggists and Perfumers, at ?1 per bottle each. Sent by express to any address by proprietors, T. W. WRIGHT A CO., octl9'66yl 100 Liberty St., New York. CHILDREN'S LIVES SAVED FOR 50 CENTS. —THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN DIE ANNUALLY OF CROUP. —Now, mothers, if you would spend 50 ocnts, and always have a bottle of Dr. Tobias' Ve nitian Liniment in the house, you never need fear losing your little one when attacked with this com plaint. It is now 19 years since I have put up my Liniment, and never heard of a child dying of croup when my liniment was used; but hundreds of cases of cures have been reported to me, and many state if it was $lO per bottle they would not be without it. Besides which, it is a certain cure for cuts, burns, headache, toothache, sore throats, swellings, mumps, colic, diarrhoea, dysentery, spasms, old sores, and pains in the back and chest. • No one once tries it who is ever without it. It is warranted perfectly safe to take internally. Full directions with every bottle. Sold by all druggists. Depot, 56 Cortlandt Street, New York. feblow7 ALLCOUK'S POROUS PLASTERS.— LAME BACK. New York, Nov. 23, 1859. T. ALLCOCK A co.—Gentlemen : I lately suf fered severely from a weakness in my back. Hav ing heard your plasters much recommended for cases of this kind, I procured one, and the result | was all I could desire. A single plaster cured me in a week. Yours respectfully. J. G. BRIGGS, Proprietor of the Brandreth House. I CUKE OF CRICK I.N THE BACK, AND LUMBAGO. Lyons, N. Y.. July 4, 1862. Messrs. Allcock A co.:—Please send me a dol i lar's worth of your plasters. They have cured mo i of a crick in my back, which has troubled me for some time, and now my father is going to try them | for difficulty about his hear!. L. H. SHERWOOD. Dr. Green, No. 863 Broadway, New York, in ! forms us he sold, on Monday, June 22d, 1862, two : plasters two a young woman suffering very severe- I ly from lumbago. Oa Thursday she called to get : two more for a friend, aud then stated how the two she had purchased on Monday had relieved her \ immediately after putting them on, and cured her I in two days ot a most distressing pain in her back and loins. Sold by all Druggists. feblsml THE HEAD OF A COMET, according to Milton, is rendered tenfold more terrible by its "HORRID HAIR," j and there are thousands of fiery human heads which might be rendered charming by simply | changing their tint to a mellow brown, or a per j fectly natural black with CHRISTADORO'S HAIR DYE, It is ridiculous to carry into society a grey, sandy or carrotty head, when five minutes would render : it as attractive as Nature could have made it in her happiest mood. Manufactured by J. Christo doro, 6 Astor House, New York. Sold by drug gists. Applied by Hair Dressers. feblsml LET THERE BE LIGHT.—The under signed has for sale township and borough rights for Dr. Vaughau's LIGHTNING LAMP, which was patented on the 6th of November last, and is pronounced the brightest and cheapest light at presence known to science. Those wanting rights, can obtain them by addressing the undersigned at Rainsburg, Bedford county, Pa. feb22ml C. F. HELTZEL. ITCII! I TCIR! I TCII ! TTCII !— Scratch Scratch! Scratch! —WHEATON'S OINTMENT will cure Itch in 48 Hours. Also cures Salt Kheuin, Ulcers. Chilblains, and all Eruptions of the Skin. Price 50 cents. For sale'by all druggists By sending 60 cents to Weeks A Potter, sole agents, 170 Washington street Boston, it will be forwarded by mail, free of post age, to any part of the United States. funß,'66.-ly • ml IE Local circulation of the BED- I FORD GAZETTE islarger than that of any other paper in this section ol oountry, aud therefore of ers the greatest inducements to business men to fdvertise in its columns. MERCHANTS' SHOW BILLS, printed in superior style, and upon reasona rms. at Tnic BEDFORD GAZETTE office LETTER HEADS ANIL BILL HEADS, and ENVELOPES for business men. printed in the best style of the art, at THE GAZETTE JOB OFFICE. . YFRY V ARIETY AND STYLE J OF JOB PRINTING neatly executed at low rates at THE BEDFORD GAZETTE office. Call and leave jjur orders. rpERMS for every description of Job | PRINTING CASH': for the reason that for every article ice use. we must pay cash: and the cash system will enable us to do our work at law as it n be done iu the cities