Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, March 8, 1867, Page 1

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated March 8, 1867 Page 1
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TERMS OF PUBLICATION. THB BEDFORD GAZETTE is published EVERY Pri day morning; by MEYERS A MIMU, at $2.00 per annum, if paid strictly in aslvanre ; $2.50 if paid within si* months; $3.00 if not paid within si* months. All subscription accounts MUST be settled annually. No paper will he sent out of the State unless paid for IN ADVANCE, and all .such subscriptions wi'.l invariably be discontinued at the expiration of the time for whioh they are paid. All ADVERTISEMENTS for a less term than three months TEN CENTS per line for each In ertion. Special notices one-half additional All - e*oluti<.na of Associations; communication!* of imitcd or individual interest, and notices of mar •iagcs and deaths exceeding five line.-, ten cents er line. Editorial notices fifteen ceiits per line. All legal Notices of every kind, and Orphans' ■ Court and Judicial Sales, are required by law to bs 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. ♦One square - - - $4 50 s*s 00 $lO 00 Two squares . - - 600 900 16 00 Three squares - - - 8 0# 12 00 20 00 Quarter column - - 14 00 20 00 35 00 Half column - - - 18 00 25 00 45 00 One column - - - - 30 00 45 00 80 00 ♦One square to occupy ane inch of space. JOB PRINTING, of every kind, done with aeatness and dispatch. THE GAZETTE OFFICE has just been refitted with a Power Press and new type, and everything in the Printing line can be execu ted in the most artistic manner and at the lowest rates -TERMS CASH ijf AH letters should be addressd to MEYERS A MENGEL, Publishers. at £<ui\ TOS KIM IW. TATE, ATTORNEY F P AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA., will promptly attend to collections of bounty, buck pay, Ac., and all business entrusted to his care in Bedford and adjoining counties. Cash advanced on judgments, notes, military and other elaitns. llas for sale Town lots in Tatesville, where a good Church is ere®ted. and where a large School House shall be built. Farms. Land nr.d Timber Leave, from one acre to 500 acres to suit pur •hasers. t Office nearly opposite the''Mengel Hotel and 4 Bank of Reed A Schell. April 6,1866-1 y J. MCD. BHARPE. E. F. KERR. SIIARPE & KERR, ATTORNEYS AT LAW BEDFORD, PA., will practice in the courts of Bedford and adjoiningcountics Of fice on Juliana St., opposite the Banking House of Reed A Schell. |March 2. 66. R. DURBORROW. | JOHN LL'TZ. DU RBOR RO W A LUT 7 , ATTORNEYS AT LAW. BEDFORD, PA., Will attend promptly to all business intrusted to their care. Collections mado on the shortest no- They are, also, regularly licensed Claim Agents and will give special attention to the prosecution of 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. JOHN P. REED, ATTORNEY AT f J LAW, BEDFORD, PA Respectfully tenders his services to the pnhlic. Office second door North of the Mengel House. Bedford, Aug, 1, 1861. JOHN PALMER, ATTORNEY AT 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 opposite the Mengel lOuse. Bedford, Aug. 1. 1861. ! 11 SPY M. ALSIP, ATTORNEY AT 'j LAW, BEDFORD, PA. Will faithfully and promptly attend to all business entrusted to his earo in Bedford and adjoining counties. Military 'laiina, back pay, bounty, Ac., speedily collected. Office with Mann A Spang, on Juliana street, t vo doors South of the Mengel House. Jan. 22, 1864, .M. KIMMELL. I J w. LINGENFELTER. \r IMM ELL & LINGENFELTER, IV ATTORNEYS AT LAW. BEDFORD. PA., Have formed a partnership in the practice of he Law. Office on Juliana street, two doors South ofthe 'Mengel House," < CI 11. SPANG, ATTORNEY AT J m LAW BEDFORD. PA. Will promptly at tend to collections and all business entrusted to his cara in Bedford and adjoining counties. Office on Juliana Street, three doers south of the "Mengel House," opposite the residence of Mrs. Tate. May 13, 1864. X. F. MEYERS 1 J- W. DICKERSON. I\TEYERS A DICKERSON, AT -IYI TOUNEYS AT LAW, Bedford, Pa., office same as formerly occupied by Hon. W. P. Schell, . two doors east of the GAZETTE office, will practice in the several courts of Bedford county. Pensions, bounty and back pay obtained and the purchase and salt of real estate attended to. [mayll,'66. FOHN 11. FILLER, Attorney at Laic, Bedford, Pa. Office nearly opposite the Post Office. [apr.2o,'66. —ly. £lnisiriaus and Jhnttets. TAR. GEO. 11. KELLEY, | / having permanently locate! in ST. CLAIRS VILLE, tenders his professional services to the citizens of that place and vicinity. nov2 66yl \\r \Y. JAMISON, M. D., BLOODY \\ . RUN, Pa., tenders his professional servi ces to the people of that place and vicinity. Office one door west of Richard Langdon's store. Nov. 24, '6s—ly DR. J. L. MARBOURG, Having permanently located, respectfully tenders his professional services to the citizens of Bedford and vicinity. Office on Juliana,street. east side, nearly opposite the Banking House of Reed A Schell. Bedford. Fcbiuary 12, 1864. 2. N. HICKOK. | J. Q. MINStCH. 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. TFUMS — CASH. Bedford. January 6,1865. rilß lUM P H IN IJENTISTRY! | TEETH EXTRACTED WITHOUT PAIN, by the use of Nitrous Oxide. nn*l 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 FILLED 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. t I have located permanently in Bedford, and shall visit Schellsburg the Ist Monday of each month, remaining one week ; Bloody Run the 3rd Monday, remaining one week ; the balance of 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. DR. llf VI RG I L FOB TER, (late of New York City.) DENTIST, Would respectfully inform his numerous triends, and the public generally, that he has located per manently in Bloody Run, where he may be found at all times prepared to insert full or partial sets of his BEAUTIFUL ARTIFICIAL TEETH on new and improved principles. Teeth filled in a superior manner. Teeth extracted without pain. All operations warranted. feblstf. DANIEL BORDER, PITT STREET, TWO DOORS WEST OF THE BED FORD HOTEL, BEDFORD. PA. WATCHMAKER AND DEALER IN JEWEL RY, SPECTACLES, AC. He keeps on hand a stock of fine Gold and Sli er Watenes. Spectacles of Brilliant Double Re ined 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- T) WINTERS' INK has made many a JL business tan rich We ask you *> try it in the -olumns of THE GAZETTE £l)c 43cdford ©njcttc. BY MEYERS & MENGEL. ****** * * * * * \TE\V GOODS! FALL A WINTER! 1> The undersigned have now opened a large ana general assortment of FALL AND WINTER GOODS, FALL AND WINTER GOODS, to which they respectfully invite the attention of buyers, confident they can offer B A liG AINS! B A RG A INS! BARGAINS! BARGAINS! BARGAINS! In every department. CALL AND EXAMINE OUR STOCK. You can be SUITED at the LOWEST PRICES. TERMS: XjN CASH or PRODUCE. When credit is given, in ALL cases after six LY MONTHS, interest will be charged in the ) A. B. CRAMER & CO. ****** * * * * * oct 26 GOODS! NEW GOODS A large and complete stock of FALL AND WINTER GOODS, just received and opened at J. M. SHOEMAKER'S, No. 1 Anderson's Row—bought just at the right time. The following comprise a few of our goods : DRY GOODS: Calicoes, Delaines. Coburg Cloths, French Meri npes, Alpacas, Flannels, Ginghams, all wool De laines, all colors, large stock of bleached and un bleached Muslins, Cloths, Cassimeres, Satinetts, Jeans, Tweeds, Ac., Ac. BOOTS AND SHOES: A large assortment of Men's and Boys' Boots and Shoes Ladies' Misses' and Children's Boots, Shoes and Gaiters, all prices, and sizes to suit everybody. CLOTHING: A very large stock of Men's and Boys' Coats. Pants and Vests, all sizes, and prices to suit the times. HATS AND CAPS : aM, complete assortment of all kinds, sizes and •trices. GROCERIES, SPICES, Ac.: Coffee, Sugar, Lovering and other Syrups, Molas ses, Tea, Rice, Tobacco, Spices, Ac. LEATHER: A prime article Sole Leather, Calf Skins, Kip and Upper Leather and Linings. COTTON CHAINS, Single and Double, all numbers, cheap. CEDAR AND WILLOW WARE, Tubs, Buckets, Brooms, Baskets, Ac. Call and see our stock of Goods and be convinced that No. 1 Anderson's Row, is the place to get bargains. J. M. SHOEMAKER, sep. 28,'66. IJEW STORE!"! NEW GOODS!! MILL-TOWN, two miles West of Bedford, where the subscriber has opened out a splendid assortment of Dry-Goods, Groceries, Notions, Ac., Ac. All wDieh will be sold at the most reasonable prices. Dress Goods, best quality. Everybody buys 'em. Muslins, " '• Everybody buys em Groceries, all kinds, Everybody buys 'em. Hardware, Queensware, Glassware, Cedarware,Ac. and a general variety of everything usually kept in a country store. Everybody buys 'em. Call and examine our goods. ** dec7,'66. G. 1 EAGER 18(57. - I * 67 ' AT IT AGAIN! AND A rare CHANCE for BARGAINS! JAMES B. FARQUHAR Is pleased to state to his friends and former custo mers, that he has RESUMED BUSINESS IN BEDFORD, at the well known P. A. Reed stand, opposite the Bedford Hotel, where he is prepared to sell everything in his line, CHEAPER THAN THE CHEAPEST ! He has a full line of Dry-Goods, Ready-Made Clothing, Boots and Shoes, which have been purchased at very law prices, and will be sold at a very small advance. UP Call and examine our stock. jan,18,'67. bankers. 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. RUFPA SHANNON, BANKERS, BEDFORD, PA. BANK OF DISCOUNT AND DEPOSIT. COLLECTIONS made for the East, West, North and South, and the general business of Exchange transacted. Notes and Accounts Collected and Remittanees promptly made. REAL ESTATE bought and sold. febB LEO, Manufacturer of CABINET-WARE, CHAIRS, AC., BEDFORD, PA., The undersigned feeing engaged in the Cabinet making business, will make to order and keep hand everything in his line of manufacture. BUREAUS. DRESSING STANDS, PARLOR AND BXTKN SION TABLES, CHAIRS. BEDSTEADS, WASH STANDS, Ac., 4C.. 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. jJuly 10, 1803.—tf RICHARD LEO. flic sMfowi &mttt A MODEL MTTEH. To please the ladies we publish a few extracts from a letter of Patrick Hen ry, the statesman and christian, to his only daughter. We know that our la dy readers will be edified by the peru- SRI I MY DEAR DAUGHTER You have just entered into that state which is re plete with happiness or misery. The issue depends upon the prudent, amia ble, uniform conduct, which wisdom and virtue so strongly recommend, 011 the one band, or on that importance which a want of reflection or passion may prompt on the other. You are allied to a man of honor, of talents, and of open, generous disposi tion. You have, therefore, in your pow er, all the essential ingredients of do mestic happiness; it cannot be marred, if you now reflect upon that system of conduct which you ought invariably to pursue; if you now see clearly the path from which you will resolve nev er to deviate. Ourconduct is often the result of whim or caprice, often such as will give us many a pang, unless we see beforehand what is always most praiseworthy and the most essential to happiness. The first maxim you should follow is never to attempt to control your hus band by opposition, by displeasure, or any other mark of anger. A man of sense, of prudence, of warm feelings cannot, and will not, bear an opposi tion of any kind, which is attended with an angry look or expression. The current of his affection is suddenly stopped; his attachment is weakened; he begins to feel a mortification the most pungent; he is belittled even in his own eyes, and be assured, the wife who once excites those sentiments in the breast of the husband, will never regain the high ground which she might and ougiit to have retained. When he marries her, if he is a good man, he expects to find in her one who is not to control him—not to take from him the freedom of acting as his own judgment shall direct, but one who will place such confidence in him as to believe that his prudence is his best guide. Little things, what are in re ality mere trifles in themselves, often produce bickerings and even quarrels. Never permit them to be a subject of dispute, yield them with pleasure, and with a smile of affection. Be assured that one difference outweighs them all a thousand or ten thousand times. A difference with your husband ought to be considered as the greatest calamity— as one that is to be studiously guarded against; it is a demon which must nev er be permitted to enter a habitation where all should be peace, unimpaired confidence, and heartfelt affection. Be sides, what can a woman gain by op position or indifference? Nothing. But she loses everything; she loses her husband's respect lor her virtues; she loses his love, and, with that. aR pros pect of future happiness. She creates her own misery, and then utters idle and silly complaints, but utters them in vain. The love of a husband can be retained only by the high opinion which he entertains of his wife's good ness of heart, of her amiable disposi tion, of the sweetness of her temper, of her prudence, of her devotion to him. Let nothing, upon any occasion, ever lessen thst opinion On the con trary, it should augment every day ; he should have much more reason to admire her for those excellent qualities which will casta lustre over a virtuous woman when her personal attractions are no more. Has your husband staid out longer than you expected ? When he returns receive him as the partner of your heart. Has he disappointed you in something you expected, whether of or nament or of furniture, or of any eon veniency? Never evince discontent; receive his apology with cheerfulnes-. Does he, when you are housekeeper, invite company withoutinforming you of it,or bring home with him a friend? Whatever may be your repast, howev er scanty it may be, or how impractica ble it may be to add to it, receive them with a pleasing countenance, adorn your table with cheerfulness, give to your husband and to your company a hearty welcome; it will evince love for your husband, good sense in your self, and that politeness of manners which acts as the most powerful charm! It will give to the plainest fare a zest superior toall that luxury can boast. Never be discontented on any occasion of this nature. * * * * In the next* place, as your husband's success in his profession will depend up on his popularity, and as the manners of a wife have no littleinfluenee in ex tending or lessening the respect and es teem of others for her husbaud, you should take care to be affable and polite to the poorest as well as the richest. A reserved haughtiness is a sure indi cation of a weak mind and unfeeling heart. I will only add, that matrimonial happiness does not depend upon wealth; no, it Is not to be found in wealth; but in minds properly tempered and united to our respective situations. Compe tency is necessary; all beyond that point ideal. Do not suppose, however, that I would not advise your husband to augment his property by all honest and commendable means. I would wish to see him actively engaged iu such a pursuit, because engagement, a sedulous employment, in obtaining BEDFORD, PA., FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 8, 1867. i some laudable end, is essential to hap piness. In the attainment of a fortune, by honorable means, a man derives sat isfaction in self-applause, as well as from the increasing estimation in which he ishel(|by thosearound him. THE OBJECT IS CONSOLIDATION. It is useless to argue the reasonable ness or unreasonableness of any of the plans of restoration proposed by the Rump Congress. It is not a question of the propriety to the constitutional amendments, of the justice of negro suffrage, or the wisdom of the quack prescriptions given by the Radical doc tors. The objection to them is final and unanswerable. Congress has no power to impose conditions embracing the government of States to their rep resentation in the Union. However unobjectionable in itself hny proposi tion might be, it should not be admit ted in the form of a condition. Con gress attempts to dictate terms of rep resentation to Virginia. Itis not seen that the right in the case once admit ted implies the right to shut the doors of Congress against the representatives of Missouri, Illinois or Iowa? Negro Suffrage, to cite but a single instance, is not insisted upon as a penalty to the South. The law for the punishment of treason, or rebellion or whatever you may call it, does not prescribe such a penalty, nor do the leading Radicals as Stevens and Sumner, anuounee this as the object of the enforcement of ne gro suffrage. They have obtained the consent of their party to demand the enfranchisement of the South. When Nebraska asks admisson they at once make negro suffrage a condition. If it is right in the case of South Carolina, why not in the line of consolidation, and we shall have Congress shutting out the representatives of every State at the North who cannot show that ne groes voted for them. The leaders of the Radical party are

at work for something more than the temporary advantages of success upon any one of their articles of party faith. The ballot is to be given to the negroes because, as Sumner says, Radicalism "needs the votes of the blacks." But back of that is the one idea at the foun dation of Radicalism—the idea of con consolidation of government, centrali zation of power, recognition of the right of Congress to enter States, and prescribe the manner of administra tion of local laws, dictate their provis ion, and in all things have absolute power, from the exercise of the func tions of a constable, to the administra tion of office of the President; from regulating municipal and county affairs to legislating for States and for the na tion.—Jackson Patriot. ADVICE TO PARENTS. Here is an item for parents and we hope all of our readers will peruse it carefully. We don't know who wrote it, but these five short paragraphs em brace a volume of instruction toall par ents (except, perhaps, those of Bed ford,) who have boys old enough to do evil: "Let your boys play in the streets at night. Old Larceny, who lives over the grocery, round the corner, was a virtuous man and citizen before he took to highway robbery and served two terms in the State prison. His boys are first-rate companions for your darlings, and will teach them something of life. If your boys grow up to burly ruffians, whose main employment are robbing and eluding officers, thank your foresight in allowing them to run in the streets nights with all manner of vile companions, and subject to all manner of evil communications. "After father has administered a de served whipping to Johnny for insult ing an old man 011 the street, mother should privately take the weeping urch in into the pantry and stuff him with plum cake. "If Thomas Arthur should begin to swear because you refuse to let him go skating with Old Larceny's boys, allow him to depart with a parental blessing, for it is dreadful to excite him to pro fanity, and his mother can't bear to hear Thomas Arthur swear. Thomas Arthur won't swear when he is out skating, of course not. "When you give him a severe talking to for stealing Deacon Biuenose's pip ins, be sure that he is out of hearing be fore you bngin to relate your youthful adventures in the watermelon line to your old crony, Uncle Tim. "Take your pipe out of your mouth when you chastise him forsmoking. A clay pipe detracts from parental digni ty when administering deserved chas tisement." —A son of Isaac Matthews, of Flori da, Orange county, New York, who was lost when nine years ofage, return ed home recently after an absence of ov er eleven years. He found his way in to the House of Refuge, and was taken from that institution by an Eastern gentleman, who adopted and educated him. He found his father through the agency of an advertisement. A COLORED woman has just died in Richmond, leaving 35 children to mourn her death. She was only once married. They are to be handed over to the tender mercies ofthe Freedmen's Bureau. White orphans must take back seats. —A new Atlantic Telegraph Compa ny, to lay a cable byway of the Azores to Halifax, is now forming in Eng land. AN ELOQUENT OPENING. Senator Doolittle, of Wisconsin, re cently made a powerful speech in the U. S. Senate against the radical meas ures for the destruction of the Union, opening with the following 1 strong elo quent language r but no more strong and eloquent than truthful. Mr. Doolittle arose and said: I rise to plead for what I think the life of the Republic, and for that spirit which gives it life. I stand here also to answer for myself, because 011 a for mer occasion I foresaw what I believ ed would follow as a necessary and log ical consequence of the adoption of cer tain fundamental heresies originated in the State of Massachusetts, and of which the Senator of Massachusetts, 011 my right (Mr. Sumner), is the great advocate and champion. I have been for morethan eighteen months denoun ced in my State by many of my form er political associates and friends for foreseeing these results which have now come; which are now pending be fore this Senate in the bills which have come from the House of Representa tives; for denouncing them in advance, for asserting to the people of Wisconsin over and over again that yielding to these fatal heresies would of necessity dissolve the Union, and establish a con centrated military despotism. I have, sir, I expect, been more se verely denounced throughout the State of Wisconsin than elsewhere. That denunciation has been carried to such an extent as to culrnniate at last in res olutions of the Radical Legislature of Wisconsin, instructing me to resign my seat in this body. I say, therefore, Mr. President, as I stand here to-day, I stand to plead for the life of the Repub lic, to plead for the spirit in which it lives, and without which it is dead; and, sir, lam hereto answer for myself, because I have been pleading for it with all the power God has given me, for the last two years, in my State, and in this Senate and elsewhere. And if, sir, I shall in this discussion give utter ance to deep and earnest convictions in strong and earnest language, Senators will understand it is with nodisrespect to them. It is because my soul is filled with sentiments which language can hardly utter. Never before in my life, though I have stood in many a scene, and have often risen here, but never have I felt the weight of that responsi bility resting upon me which is upon me now. Never before in my life was there a time when my heart would go up and ask Almighty God to givethe power to give utterance to the truth as it goes up now; no such measures were ever be fore presented in an American Cong ress. What are they? Call them by what name you will, they are in sub stance a declaration of war against ten States of this Union. They are nothing more—they are nothing less. We know, sir, that the rebellion has been suppress ed, we know that every armed soldier from the Potomac to the Rio Grade has surrendered hisarras, and pledged anew his allegiance to the Constitution, the Union, and the flag; we know there is not one armed soldier against this Re public throughout the whole of our vast domain. We know, sir, that in those ten States civil governments in form have been re-established bythevoiceol their people, and that with all the ma chinery of their civil government they are in full operation. We know, sir, that peace has been declared by the au thorities of this republic, pursuant to acts of Congress conferring that author ity. In all the States of this Union peace has eoine. But, sir, what do these bills propose? They propose open, di rect war 011 every form of civil govern ment within those States. They pro pose to supersede and annul them all; to take from all the people of those States all voice in the power which is to govern them. The bayonet, and the bayonet alone, in the hands of the sol dier, is to be law to those States; all resistance is to be overcome, the States are to be taken possession of, and all civil institutions are to be subsidized to the bayonet. That is war. Mr. Doolittle then entered upon a criticism of the details of the bill, and afterwards referred at considerable length to the resolution instructing him to resign, denying the right ofthe Leg islature of Wisconsin to issue such in structions, and reviewing the votes and speeches in the Senate, and the acts of his public life which caused those resolutions to be passed, by what he termed the Radicals of the Wisconsin Legislature. He then contended that he had not abandoned the principles of the Baltimore platform of 1864, that he was still in favqr of it, and of the policy of reconstruction, commenced by Mr. Lincoln. Reviewing the Louisiana bill, he said its title should be amended so as to read, "Not to restorecivilgovernment, but to organize hell in the State of Lou isiana." A PAIR of shoes twenty-two and a half inches in length and seven inches in width across the ball of the foot are on exhibition at Richmond. They were made for a negro man in Hanover county, Virginia. A MAN in Jackson, Miss., gave his intended money to buy her bridal out fit, and on the following morning she married his brother. .VOL. 61.—WHOLE No. 5,383, AX ARCTIC ADVEXTIRE. Enron titer with an Iceberg. Dr. Hays, in his new work, "The open Polar Sea," Thus relates a dan gerous encounter with an iceberg: "Giving too little heed tothecurrents, we were eagerly watching the indica tion of the wind which appeared at the South, and hoping for a breeze, when it was discovered that the tide had changed and was stealthily setting us upon a nest of bergs which lay to leet ward. One of them was of that descrip tion known among the crew by the sig nificant title of "touch me not," and presented that jagged, honey-combed appeara nee ind ieati ve of great age. They are unpleasant neighbors. The least disturbance of their equilibrium may cause the whole mass to crumble to pieces, and woe be unto the unlucky vessel that is caught in the dissolution. "In such a trap it seemed, however, that we stood a fair chance of being ensnared. The current was carrying us along at an uncomfortably rapid rate. A boat was lowered as quickly as possible, to run out a line to a berg that lay grounded about a hundred yards from us. While this was being done, we grazed the side of a berg which rose a hundred feet above our topmasts, then slipped past another of smaller di mension. By pushing against them with our ice-poles we changed some what the course of the schooner; but when we thought that we were steer ing clear of the mass which we so much dreaded, an eddy changed the direction of our drift, and car ried us aI m ost broad side upon it. "The schooner struck on the starboard quarter, and the shock, slight though it was, disengaged some fragments of ice that were large enough to have crushed the vessel had they struck her, and al so many littlelumps which rattled about us; but fortunately no person was hit. The quarter deck was quickly cleared, and all hands crowding forward anx iously watched the boat. The berg now began to revolve, and was setting slow ly over us; the little lumps fell thicker and faster upon the afterdeck, and the forecastle was the only place where there was the least chance of safety. "At length the berg itself saved us from destruction. An immense mass broke off from that part which was be neath the surface of the sea, and this, a dozen times larger than the schooner, came rushing up within a few yards of us, sending a vast volume of foam and water flying from its sides. This rup ture arrested the revolution and the berg began to settle in the opposite di rection. And now came another danger. A long tongue was protruding immedi ately underneath the schooner, already the keel was slipping and grinding up on it, and it seemed probable that we should be knocked up in the air like a football, or at least capsized. The side of our enemy soon leaned from us, and we were in no danger from the worse than hailstone showers which had driv en us forward; so we sprang to the ice poles and exerted our strength in en deavoring to push the vessel off. There were no idle hands. Danger respects not thedignity of the quarter deck. "After we had fatigued ourselves at this hard labor without any useful re sult the berg came again to our relief. A loud report first startled us; another and another followed in quick succv. sion, until the noise grew deafenir and the whole'air seemed a reservoir ot frightful sound. The opposite side of the berg had split off, piece after piece, tumbling a vast volume of ice into the sda, and sending the berg revolving back upon us. This time the move ment was quicker; fragments began again to fall, and, already sufficiently startled by the alarming dissolution which had taken place, we were in mo mentary expectation of seeing the whole side nearest to us break loose and crash bodily upon theschooner, in which event she would inevitably be carried down beneath it, as hopelessly doomed as a shepherd's hut beneath an Alpine avalanche. "By thi.s time Dodge, who had charge of the boat, had succeeded in planting an ice-anchor, and attaching his rope, andgreeted us with the welcome signal, "Haul in." We pulled for our lives, long and steadily. Seconds seemed minutes and minutes hours. At length we began to move off. Slowly and steadily sank the berg behind us, car rying away the main boom and grazing hard against the quarter. But we were safe. Twenty yards away and the dis ruption occurred which we had all so much dreaded. The side nearest to us now split off and came plunging wildly down into the sea, sending over us a shower of spray, raising a swell which set us a rocking to and iro as if in a gale of wind, and left us grinding in the debris of the crumbling ruin. "At last we succeeded in extricating ourselves, and were far enough away to look back calmly upon the object of "our terror. It was still rocking and rolling like a thing of life. At each revolution fresh masses were disengag ed; and, as its sides came up in long sweeps, great cascades tumbled and leaped from them hissing into the foam ing sea. After several hours it settled down into quietude, a mere fragment of its former greatness, while the pieces that were broken from it floated quietly away with the tide." Ax Indianian who tost four wives two by death, one by elopement and oneby divorce—has just married again. ! MILITARY DESPOTISM IX TEJT STATES OF THE INIOS. The following is the recent bill pass ed by Congress to establish military despotism in ten States of the Union : Whereas , No legal State governments or adequate protection for life or prop erty now exists in the States of Virgin ia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisi ana, Florida, Texas and Arkansas; And, whereas , It is necessary that peace and good order should be enfor ced in said States, and loyal and repub lican State governments be legally es tablished ; therefore, Be it enacted , <l*c., That said Rebel States shall be divided into military districts, and made subject to the mil itary authority of the United States, as hereinafter prescribed; and for that purpose Virginia shall constitute the first district; North Carolina and South Carolina the second district; Mississip pi and Arkansas the fourth district, and Louisiana and Texas the fifth dis trict. Section 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Presi dent to assign to the command of each of said districts an officer of the army not below the rank of brigadier gener al, and to detail a sufficient military force to enable such officer to perform his -duties and enforce his authority within the district to which he is as signed. Section 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of each officer assigned as aforesaid, to protect all per sons in their rights of person and prop erty, to suppress insurrection, disorder and violence, and to punish or cause to be punished, all disturbers of the pub lic peace and criminals ; and to this end he may allow local civil tribunals to take jurisdiction of and to try offen ders; or when, in his judgment, it may be necessary for the rial of offenders, he shall have power to organize milita ry commissions or tribunals for that purpose, andall interference, undercol or of State authority, with the exercise of military authority under this act shall be null and void. Section 4. And be it further enacted, That no persons put under military ar rest by virtue of this act, shall be tried without unnecessarydelay, and no cru el or unusual punishment shall be in flicted; and no sentence of any milita ry commission or tribunal hereby au thorized, affecting the life or liberty of any person, shall be executed until it is approved by the officer in command of the district; and the laws and regula tions for the government of the army shall not be effected by this act, except in so far as they conflict with its pro visions ; Provided that no sentence of death under the provisions of this act shall be carried into effect without the approval of the President of the Uni ted States. Section 5. And be it further enacted t That when the people of any one of the said Rebel States shall have formed a constitutional government, in confor mity with the Constitution of the Uni ted States in all respeets, framed by a convention of delegates elected by the male citizens of said State, twenty-one years old and upwards, of whatever race, color or previous condition, who have been residents in said State for one year previous to the day of such e lection, except such as may be disfran chised for participation in Rebellion or for felony at common law, and when such Constitution shall provide that the elective franchise shall be enjoyed by all such persons as have the qualifi cations herein stated for election of del egates, and when such Constitution shall be adopted by a majority of the persons voting on the question of rat ification who are qualified as electors for delegates, and when such Constitu tion shall have been adopted by a ma turity of the persons voting on the question of ratification who are qual ified as electors for delegates, and when such Constitution shall have been sub mitted to Congress for examination and approval, and Congress shall have approved the same, and when said State, by a vote of its Legislature, elect ed under said Constitution, shall have adopted the amendment to the Consti tution of the United States proposed by the Thirty-ninth Congress, and known as article 14, and when said article shall have become a part of the Constitution of the United States, shall be declared entitled to representation in Congress, and Senators and Representatives shall be admitted therefrom on their taking the oath prescribed by law ; and there after the •- .'eding sections of this act shall not be in operation in said State; Provided , That no person excluded from the privilege of holding office by the said proposed amendment to the Con stitution of the United States shall be eligible to election as a member of a convention to frame a constitution for any of said Rebel States, nor shall any such person vote for a member of said convention. Section 6. And be it further enacted, That until the people of said Rebe States shall be by law admitted to rep resentation in the Congress of the Uni ted States any civil government which may ejcist therein shall be deemed pro visional only, and in all respects sub ject to the paramount authority of the United States at any time to abolish, modify, control or supersede the same; and in all elections to any office under such provisional government, all per sons shall be entitled to vote, and none other, who are entitled to vote under the provisions of the fifth section of this act, and no person shall be eligible to any office under such provisional government who would be disqualified from holding office under the provis ions of the third article of said Consti tutional Amendment. GEN. MCC'LELLAN is still at Ville neue, on Lake Geneva, and well. THE French soldiers are to be in structed in fencing.