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BE OFO'JiD. PI.. F6IIHT, >'®F. 27, 1868. riRAACUL EVILS. The Imsiaew of the country ha* been brought to a stand still and its prosperity re tarded bv the reckless gambling of a few individuals in Wall street. New York. When shall the nation tie delivered from the power of tstock Gamblers"? It is report ed that one of these vtilturcs lost $1,500,000 in his oterations on change a few days ago. It would have tieen a blessing to the coun try if half of thetu had lost all their money, ami their heads too for that matter. When -hall we be delivered from the yoke of these money kings'? How long will the people tolerate the outrages of this class of felons? I-'or felons they are though not yet classed a* such under the law*. What else but felon*, criminal* of the worst kiud. are the men who by their reckless gambling in -tocks or the legal currency of the country, oi breadstuff's. or any other commodity or necessary of life, bring want, starvation and ruin into thousands of households? How often do these men. while revelling in luxu ries them selves, bring want and starvation, to the homes of thousands of the laboring poor? How many of their hapless victims ire driven to robbery, theft, murder or sui cide by the trouble and embarrassment brought upon theui through the machina tions of \\ all street brokers, engaged in get ting up a corner in breadstuff*, Erie stocks, or some other speculative enterprise. Though Secretary McCulioch is accused of conniving at the recent attempt of the stock Gamblers to create a scarcity of money, and thereby bring about a financial panic, and we believe he is none too honest for such perations, the main responsibility for the tringeney of the money market rested with *uch men as Drew and Vatiderbilt. Such aen should lie treated as public enemies, and we should have stringent law* passed to prevent their combination* for the pur pose of affecting public securities and the general prosperity of the country. Perhaps it would be a somewhat difficult matter to frame laws to reach and prevent these evils hut that there is an urgent necessity for protection of some kind no one will deny. Railroad and other moneyed monopolies are getting to be a curse to the country and if we do not soon devise some means of res training them from the vicious use of their powers by civ il law, we will be in great dan ger of having such nuisances summarily abated bv mob law. lAXES ! TAXES ! ! TAXES ! ! ! faxes follow in the wake of Democratic rule everywhere. New York, the home of Copperheadism is notoriously the worst governed and the heaviest taxed city of the nation . The following from the Baltimore American shows that rebel rule in Maryland and particularly in Baltimore is no excep tion to the rule. It is a fact beyond dispute that the suc osi of the Democratic party in obtaining possession of State or City Governments is sure to be followed by a large increase of public offices and the advance of the salaries of old officials to -ucb an extent that taxes on real estate are nearly doubled. But even this is not always sufficient to meet the mul tiplied demands on the treasury, and taxes in Baltimore are imposed upon machinery, watches and old debts, and it becomes necessary to hamper and check industry by the imposition of demands that are ruinous to the best interests of the city. The tax on old debts is, we presume, a movement against the credit system. Some of our merchants doubtless have outstanding debts to the extent of SIOO,OOO, and if they make a correct return to the Assessors the tax on that amount would be $1,390. We foT tunately do a cash business, and our out -tauding debts are very limited, but those who do a credit business must have a heavy reckoning to make. Ontstanding debts are a bad thing to have on your ledger, but when they are taxed *1.39 on the hundred they become a positive nuisance. The taxpayers of Baltimore are now en joying the expensive luxury of a Democratic City Government, in addition to that of the management of the B>tate finances by the same economical party. The Legislature made wic with nearly nine millions of dol lars of the moneys of the State at one short session, and our city fathers, as we shall shortly show, have appropriated as much money daring the first year as was required for any two years of the administration of Mayor Chapman. The expenses of the Democratic city of New York, as large as they have been, are st .on the increase. The Pvy of last year •ras 000,000, and this year it has been increased to $28,000,000. Wan Francisco is also a Democratic city, with its Tammany rings. Mozart rings, naturalisation frauds, and its wickedest man. And then it has taxes, and such taxes as w-e may expect in tho coming year. With a population of l-SO.OOO souls, the taxes of the city amount to $4,136,847, being a ratio of S2B for each man. woman and child. .8.) it goes—Demo cracy and corruv tion. Democracy and taxa tion. But Baltimore city is not the only portion of Maryland in which Democracy is piling up the local taxes. In Baltimore county the levy has been nearly doubled, and we hear the same oouiplaint from Washington, Frederick, Alleghany and Carroll. No one knows what is being done with the money, except that it disappears, like water through a sieve, as fast as it is collected. The public schools in the counties are going to ruin, the roads arc in bad condition, and there is no evidence of public improvements visible. In some parts of the State the poor people are compelled to turn out and work on the roads, under a law passed by the last Legis laturc. Still the tax gatherer is around, and the levies are higher than they were when men were employed to work on the roads. We are waiting patiently for our old friends of the Reform party in Baltimore to sound the alarm and commence organizing for a new campaign, which will doubtless be re ponded to by the tax-ridden people of the counties also. AN EDITORS LAMENT. -W. W. Harney in retiring from the Editorial chair of the Louisville Lemocrut says that the greatest sin be has editorially committed in the past ' tcu years or his connection with the press, has been in assisting to make great men out of very poor material. Unless wc greatly uptake Mr. Harney's offence is a very *om mon one. Newspaper puffiing makes a large portion of our public men. and that very many ci them are made out of very poor material indeed is well attested by the cor ruption, carelessness, incompetency and general inefficiency of public officers. We often sec newspapers puffing men into posi tion and power, whose only merit was their brass. M ould it not be well if the press were to try. for a while, what merit there is in praising men only when they deserve it f We have loDg been disgusted with the ful some adulation heaped upon men promiscu ously without regard to merit. SHARP FUJI-RING.— Our Copperhead co temporaripa have beeu making a great ado over the disfraneb ise me o t of rebels at the South. They loudly proclaimed, immediate ly after the election, that Grant owed his election to the disfranchisement of Southern whites. An examination of the registry lists has demonstrated the fact that 1,303,- 119 whites were registered, as eutitled to vote at the late elections. In 1800 the whole number of white voters in the South was 657,709, or just about one half the number that are there uow. The Southern whites must have increased at a wonderful rate during the war to account for the doubling of the number of voters iu eight years, yet our copperhead cotemporaries would have us believe that even then half the Southern whites were disfranchised. Won't some copperhead pajier give us the figures for their assertions. They figure out some very queer results, but with all their skill we doubt if they can clear up this little item. Tint Post-office Department seems to be getting back to its former chronic condition of deficiency. The report this year will show that it has Dot paid expenses, but falls short #740,000. This is the old story, the Southern states never did pay expenses. During the war when the mail service iD the South was discontinued the Depart ment not only sustained itself but had a surplus of fund*. A* soon as the service is restored in the South we find the receipts falling short of the expenditures. Under the administration of General Grant we have hope* that this fairest portion of our country will lie settled by a population who will wipe out the standing disgrace that the Sourii is not able to pay her own pos tage. A cotcmporary suggests that the.v need a larger mail population down there. We hope the want may speedily be sup plied. THE Democratical journals, that publish ed and made such ado over the purposely falsified and exaggerated statements of the National indebtedness before the election, Lave entirely overlooked the fact that the National indebtedness was decreased up wards of #7,(XX),Off) la*t month. They would do well also, now that the election is over, to publish as an item of news to their readers the fact that the expenditure of the Ordnance Bureau for the past year is re duced more than $2,000,000 for which we have to thank the rigid retrenchment insist ed upon by the last Republican Congress. Come down to the true figures, the elections are over now, and you may as well acknowl edge the corn. We see it stated that A Democratic elec tion board in Tawamenring, Carbon county, Pennsylvania, on the 3d day of November last, received the vote of a negro, bis ballot being for Seymour and Blair. How are you, White Man's Party? We had hardly expected them to come to this so soon, but thev are drawing that way pretty fast. As soon as the negro has a vote in Pennsylva nia every copperhead will stand ready to swear that he Dot only is now but always has been the firm friend of the negro. The kinky bair, nor the long heel nor oven that nasty stink will keep a copperhead politi cian oat of the company of the negro for a moment after he gets a vote. THE London Times, out of the four bun dred and seventy-eight members of the House, thus far elected, gives the Liberals a majority of one huudred and fortv-two. The Daily Sews, Liberal, claims a majority of one hundred aud forty-six. The House consists of about sis hundred members, and the same ratio of gain will give the Liberals a still larger majority. The elections have been aecompaned by serious riots at various places. At Sligo, Ireland, the outbreak was quite formidable, and ten houses were sack ed by the mob. At the English town of Ripley there was also a serious fight, the mob demolishing several buildings, includ ing the vicarage. "WILL THE COMI.NO MAN DRINK WINE," is the title of an article published in the Atlantic Monthly a short time ago. It has attracted general attention all over the country aod is one of the ablest discus sions of the questions that has appeared for a long time. On account of the merit of the article and the importance of the subject we have determined to publish it in parts to run through two or three editions of the IN QUIRER; the first part will appear next week. Persons in want of a good weekly paper will find this a good time to begin and would do well to send in their names at once. LIEUT. GEN. SHERMAN, in his usual blunt style, tells in his report, published elsewhere, the story of the Plains lor theifost year. He frankly admits the Indian question to be one whose satisfactory solution is beyond his power, but he inclines, in common with the recent Peace Com mission, to the adoption of the reservation polity, to be carried into ex ecution under the control and direction of the War Bureau. A BOLD ATTEMPT was made on the 19th iust., by some incendiaries to get up a gen eral eonfbq ition in one of the most densely populated portions of New York City. Fires were started at seven or eigbt different points in the same neighborhood all in broad daylight. It was the boldest attempt to fire the city for a long time, and even ex ceeded in audacity the attempt of the rebels to fire the leading hotels of the city in 1564. Gov. GEARY has declined to accredit any representative to Congress from the Twen ty-first District. The seat is claimed by both caudidates. Covode and Foster, and will be contested. The whole question will be decided by Congress. THE Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, in session at Pittsburgh, having disposed of the business of the September session, has just adjourned, to meet in Philadelphia on the first Monday in January. The forthcoming report of the Postmaster General will show that in all the Southern States. Kentucky and Tennessee excepted, the receipts from postage do not equal the ! expenses of the transportation of the mails. 1 GLADSTONE is the latest accession to the Woman's Rights party. He declares for female suffrage wherever there is female taxation. A NEW SENSATlON. —Velocipedes have made their appearance on the streets of New York, and arc becoming quite the rage. COLORED SUFFRAGE IN MINNESOTA.— We have already announced the fact that in Minnesota, at the recent Presidential elec tion, a vote was taken upon colored suffage. The people of that State have declared, by a majority of 8,921. that there shall be in future no denial of suffrage on account of | race or color. This is the third attempt 1 that has been made in that Slate to thus j amend the Constitution At the first at tempt, in 1865. it was defeated by a major ' ity of 2,670. At tbe_ second attempt in 1867. the majority against it was reduced to 1,298; but at last right has triumphed over prejudice of caste, which, we have no doubt, will be the case in nearly every Northern and Western State when th<? is sue comes again before tijem WE trust all our readers are familiar with the late Mr. Artemus Ward's account of a fearful thrashing which he once administer ed to a very powerful man with whom he had an unpleasantness at some railroad sta tion. Mr. Ward grappled with his antago nist, and violently dashed him to the ground, himself underneath; then he got his enemy's hand firmly twisted in his hair; the foe still showing tome sign of activity, Mr. Ward inserted a piece of hi* cheek be tween the foe's teeth, and kept it there some time; after which, if we reccolleot the affair in its details, bis antagonist slunk off, having ineffectually, as a last resort, jumped up and down several times on the triumph ant Showman's stomach. The horrible out rages committed by the negro at the South are done in plain imitation of Ward, and re sult in victories of an entirely similar char acter. At Huntsville, in Alabama, just be fore the election, a harmless band of dis guised men rode into the town, round the squato, and '"disappeared without a word." There was a gang of negroes holding a Re publican or Youdoo eohclave iu the court house at the time, and they at once ru-hed out with hideous yells, demanding the live* of the "damned rebels," and urging a "charge on the Ku Klnx." Tticy were completely successful; "Just as thenegroe* rushed through the gate, some one of them fired upon the crowd on the sidewalk, and in a moment as many as thirty shots were fired by both parties, when the firing sud denly ceased, the negroes running off" —in triumph.—"in all direction*."' One negro was killed and three dangerously wounded. The defeated white* ore dangerously un wounded, and greatly demoralized and much overawed, and great fears are entertained of another black outbreak, and the negroes are in the adjacent forest—probably planning a bloody slaughter. The Saturn'. PRESIDENTIAL CANVASS—Official. SOUTH CAROLINA. CBABLXSTON, November 18. —Grunt's majority iD this State, by the official re turns, now complete, is 17.679. The sea board counties gave a large Republican voter than was allowed in the recent estimate. INDIANA. INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 20.— Grant's official majority in t his State is 10,146. NEW HAMPSHIRE. C'oNCOitP, November 19.—Official returns in New Hampshire show a majority for Grant 0f",153. The proposition lor calling a Constitutional Convention was defeated by 1,127 votes. CONNECTICUT. HARTFOAD, November 18.—The Board of Canvassers connted the votes to day for Presidential electors. The town of Brook lyn, which gave 109 majority for Grant failed to return the vote to the office of the Secretary of State. Total vote 98.947, ol which Grant received 50,995 and Seymour 47,952; Grant's majority 3,043, throwing out the vote of Brooklyn. Officially declar ed the majority will be 2,937. ILLINOIS. CHICAGO, NOV. 19. —It is semi officially announced from Springfield to day that the constitutional convention is carried by 873 majority. Two counties yet to hear from will not materially change the figures. Grant's official majority is 51,1t>0. GEORGIA. ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 20. —Complete offi cial returns from this State give the total vote for Presideot at 149.000. Seymour's majority is 45,263. NEW YORK. ALBANY, NOV. 19. —Official returns from all the counties except Kings, with the re ported vote of that county, gives Seymour 9,454 majority. NEW JERSEY. The official returns of the late election in New Jersey have been received at Trenton. The majorities are as follows : Horatio Seymour 2,580 Governor T. F. Randolph 4,618 ALABAMA. MONTGOMERY, NOV. 19. —This State gives Grant about 4,290 majority. The number of white voters in the State, accord ingto the census of 1866, is 106,000, and of negro voters 90,(K*L. Grant received in the State 76,366 votes, and Seymour 72,086. It is estimated that at least 35,000 whites did not vote. The Democrats carry thirty nine out of sixty-one counties, and have carried three of the six Congressional dis tricts. MINNESOTA. ST. LOUIS, Nov. 17. —Full returns fiom Minnesota give Grant a majority of 15,549. The majority for negro suffrage is 8,924. VERMONT. MONTPELIER. NOV. 18.— The official vote for Vermont is as follows: Grant, 44,167; Seymour, 12,045. Republican majority. 32,122. OHIO. Coi.r.MßL'B, Nov. 20. —The official vote for Ohioisas follows: Grant, 280.222; Sey mour, 239,032. Grant's majority is 41,190. Do Id and Heavy Robbery in llarrisburg. HARRISBURG, Nobember 17.— Between one o'clock and daylight, day before yoster day, the residence of Mr. Washington Barr, on Second street, between Walnut and Lo cust, was entered by burglars, and property consisting of government bonds, watches, silver spoons and forks, a new suit ofclothes, clothing, etc., the amount estimated at from four to five thousand dollars, were stolen. The Guard says: It is supposed the bur glars placed a ladder against the lront of the house, and obtained access through the second story window, from whence they pro ceeded to the room occupied by Mr. Barr, to whom they administered chloroform. Mr. Daniel Barr was also placed under the same influence. The burglars then proceed ed in their operations with the greatest de liberation. Bureaus, chests and wardrobes were thoroughly searched ransacked, and little of value escaped their eyes. Tbe> took their plunder down stairs in the dining room; first securing the stairway door by placing a gimlet over the latch. The glass of a side aoor leading to the yard was covered with a table cloth, and they then proceeded to enjoy a repast of pies and liquors obtained from the cupboards. After finishing this they evidently went out of the front door, as it was found open in the morning. Mr. Barr cannot fully esti mate his loss. Some twenty watches, a large number of government bonds, silver ware, money and articles of clothing, were taken along, hut his mind was not sufficient ly clear yesterday from the effects of the chloroform to form an estimate. The robbery was committed after one o'clock. At that time Mr. Daniel Barr re turned from the fair in Brant's Hall, and all was then rigbt._ The houskeeper was the first to discover it in the morning. She immediately went to Mr. Barr, whom she found almost impossible to arouse. Valu able deeds aod other articles, not of use to the burglars, were found scattered around the floor of the dining room. Pennsylvania Agricultural College—Dr. Burroughs fclecled President. HARRISUI.RU, NOT. 20.—The Convention of the County Agricultural Societies, held here during the State Fair, having recom mended a change in the administration of the State Agricultural College, at Belle fonte, the trustees of the Institution met at the office of the State Agricultural Society, in Harrisburg, yesterday, for the purpose of choosing a President, and proposed Messrs. Watts, of Cumberland; McAllister, of Cen lw; Kelley. of Allegheny; Heister, of Dauphin; White, of Indiana: Mr. Jordan, Secietary of the Commonwealth; Mr. Ham ilton, of the Srate Agricultural Society, and Mr. McKee. The members, after consider ation, elected Thomas 11. Burroughs, L. L. D. , of Lancaster, to fill the existing vacancy. The Committee on the Selection of a Farm in the West, reported in favor of the pur chase of one, of one hundred and thirty acres. adjoining the town of Indiana, and Mr. White was authorized to examine the title and report on or before the 10th of December next. FKO.V rAHAUVAY. American Citizen* Shamefully TartitH— Minister Washburne Charged villi yow ardice. The New York Herald says the Master of the United States to Paraguay hasbee- 1 getting himself into serious troublowirb Marshal Lopez. The latter accused ilnis ter Washburne of having entered int the conspiracy to assassinate the Presiden and it was charged that he had received re ward of a hundred and forty thousam dol lars for his action. The chief ace my is Senor Jose Bcrges, the Minister for Ftaigu Affairs, who turned state's evidence agjn-t the conspirators He charged M. Porte C. Bliss, a member of the Legation, with lav ing signed a compact with the conspiriors Although Mr. Bliss denies ail these chrges in a letter to his friends, the Paruguyan Government has published a letter pucort ing to have been signed by Mr. Bli- ad mitting all the charges against hi- own Minister. This letter is generally befeved to have been gotten from the writr by means of torture while in prison. The whole foreign population of the Rio te !a Plata arc indignant at the outrages com mitted b\ Lopez in this affair, but ngret that a Minister of the great Republic a ould have even noticed such charges. Thetom mundrr of the American squadron, Rear Admiral Davis, had taken prompt uieaures to vindicate the insult to our flag. The Evening Cost contains the folfwing editorial: "Elsewhere we print a (tier from a well informed correspondent it Rio Janeiro, which relates in language the tone of which shows the deep feeling whiet ex ists among Americans in Rrazii. an attra ordinary story about the I "nited States Mi nister in Paraguay, Mr. Washburne. t is asserted that Mr. Washburne left the (Dun try, and abandoned to the barbarous Vic.ta tot Lopez two American citizens, Portir C. Bliss and George F. Mastermao, both, ovcr, employe! in tin- legation, and thus officers of the I"nited States. So incrediUe a story of cowardice on the part of a United Stales Mirn.-ter must be received as at least doubtful, an 1 susceptible of some explana tion honorable to Mr. Washburne, did not a long letter of Wa-hburne's, which wif also be found elsewhere, fully confirm it. He relates in this letter, which is addressed to the English Minister at llio Janeiro, that Bliss and Mastermao were forced fion his side as he and tbey were passing tron the Legation to the water side, where they were to embark in a United States vessel. Not only did he suffer this atrocious violation of the rights of Americans, of his officers, but seems from his account to have gone quietly aboard the vessel waiting for him, and .-ailed off, leaving them to their fate, wi liout stopping even to remonstrate. "Our correspondent in Rio adds still further, that while the English aud Fiench fleets are hastening to Paraguay to r'-coe th- ir people, Washburne has not even railed for our fleet, which lies idly in Rio, while Lopez i- torturing and murdering at his own sweet will. Mr. Washbutne's own ietter condemns him. No such shameful outrage has ever been suffered by American cit./.ens as that which he has tolerated. No such weakminded person l as ever misrepresented our Government abroad, or suffered our flag to be dishonored, and the sanctity of a United States Legation to be violated. We will say n ithing of the reports which come from Rio Janeiro of Mr. Washburne's en tanglements with I, .peg, of his corruption by that barbarian. It is quite enougl that he has tamely submitted to have two Ameri can citizens, besides a large number of per sons of other nations, to be takeu from his Legation, where they had sought refuge from the fury of Lopez." We hope our Government wii act promptly in this matter. The country has a right to demand that the President .-hall send out, without the 'oss of a day, by the speediest conveyance, a man with sjirit to assert and maintain our rights and the honor of'the flag, to take the*place of Wash burne. And the new miuister mu-t be backed by a fleet which will enable hint to wring front Lopez the most ample re para tion and apolegy for his outrage on our flag, an i the immediate restoration of all persons whom he has toreed from the legation. There can be no argument on this question. If our flag does not protect Americans in foreign countries, it is a shame; it ha- no right to a place among the flags of nations, and unless our Government acts promptly and vigorou-ly in this matter, we shall be come contemptible among foreigners. An officer of courage, a man like Farragut or Porter, should be sent out at once in the fastest man-of-war we have. Let him take the fleet which lies in the Rio Janeiro with him. and be instructed* to deal with Lopez a> Decatur did with the Ley of Algiers. It appears from Washburne's own letter- that Lopez is a ruthless barbarian, who violates every law and re-pccts the rights of no one, whether native or foreigner. There is reason to believe that lie has submitted Bliss and Masterman to the torture, and there is no reason to deal with him otherwise than a> one would with a pirate. It is humiliatinc that it should be necessary for the pr. of this country to call ui on the Government to resent such an unheard of outrage upon our flag a- Lopez has committed, or to save from imprisonment, torture and death American citizens. Mr. Washburne's misconduct is a stinging di-gruce to every American one under which our people can hardly remain quiet, for if they did they would have lost all spirit and sense of honor. We trust the President ami Mr. Seward will for once act promptly, and shew that there is souie de cision and vigor left in the American Gov ernment. Mr. Washburne's own published letter shows a sufficient cau-e for the most energetic measures which can be taken." NEW YORK, NOV. 20.—A bold attempt ! was made this morning to rob the Third 1 Avenue Central l'ark Savings Bank, at No. j 771 Third avenue. | The particulars are a* follow-*: On Mon i day lat a gentlemanly appearing man, about twenty-six tears i>f age, giviug the name of Joseph Howell, went to the bank and deposited s.">o, saying that he wished to become a regular depositor. About 11 o'clock this morning he went to the bank, accompanied by a confederate. Howell then told Mr. Ellis that he wished to see his bond, as he wanted to put other paper with it. Mr. Ellis went to the safe and took it out. On returning to the front of the bank he engaged in conversation with Howell, who took from his pocket a hand ful of foreign gold which he said belonged to a little girl, and which he wanted to de posit in her name.— At this time Mr. Ellis heard a slight noise near the safe, which be had left open, and on looking to learn the cause, was told by Howell, that it was a little boy who was with him. Ellis then ran back to the safe when the, thief rushed out, dropping a packaae con taining SBOO in money, between $50,000 and SOO,OOO worth of bond-, mortgages, and other valuable papers, belonging to the trus tees and depositors of the bank, and a tin box belonging to Alderman Farley, a special deposit, containing papers and property amounting to inure than $.70,000 more. Both men then ran out of the bank, and both escaped. But for the slight noise oc casioned by the opening of a counter door leading to the private office, which attracted the cashier's attention, it is probable the thieves would have succeeded in robbing the institution. Itevenue Swindles. Hardly a day passes in which some new form of revenue swindling is not discovered. Now we have the account of the seizure at Cincinnati of English books to the value of $40,000, alleged to have been smuggled through Irotu Canada; and the Treasury De partment has information of other ship ments from London, to the same destination of the value of $100.1)00. It is hard to say to what extent this particular form of de frauding the revenue has been carried on during the last tew years, since the high tariff was placed upon books of foreign manufacture; but we should not be surpris ed if it were discovered that literary smug gling had been very extensive and profi table. It is certainly a business that would yield largo returns; and we may bo sure that the knaves, after having turned their attention to everything else, would not over look this. It should not be impossible to put a stop to this business. It should not be very difficult to get hold of some of the culprits.. It should not be hard to secure their punishment. It might be possible to induce President Johnson not to remit the penalty. Well, we shall wait and see. In the meantime, the whole body of American publishers will be keenly interested in this matter. Henry Ward Bencher on I'oliiical Cor ruption. Hundreds of people went away from I'ly uiouth Chureb unabl ■ to get inside of the house last evening "Abhor that which is evil" was Mr Betoher's text. He said that there was a growing tendency among church members and others to allow wicked ness to grow and flourish from a mistaken idea that every man should attend to his on u business. Others compromised with their consciences until they became indiffer ent as to whether the guilty were brought to justice or uot. New York has nearly as many churches as den* of infamy, yet the pulpits of that city allowed a!l kinds of corruption to grow within its borders uutil it is second only to Sodom and Gomorrah. Business men wins stand high in the church set ex amples before their clerks that ought to make every honest man abhor them from the bottom of his heart. Ministers are sup posed to be the mouth pieces of God, yet they grow fat in the service of the Devil by keeping silent when they should lift up their voices and expose tb wicked lies- of corrupt men in high places. Justice is bought and ,okl, or knocked down to the highest bid der. The vt-ry word "Judge" stinks, and could some of these ministers of justice be placed under parental rule ones more, to have the scenes of th ir childhood renewed, it would be a bles.dti- to them and to their country. Were ail the villainies of men in high places brought to light, they would include all the crime.- known to Sing Stng ari l Auburn. It is time for some one to "thunder," or soeict will be overwhelmed with the corruption if its members. The foundations of the Government aresupport ed by votes. When bese votes are bought and - Id theGoverni eul rests onquicksand. This is bad enough; but what shall we say when Legislatures ai put into the market? The only difference b tween New York and Albany is that the 1: tor place is 150 miles nrtber up the river. The people must rise up and show their abhorrence of these wick ed men. Until the Church and its mem hers do this we are a! the mercy of swind lers and thieves. In his prayer Mr. Bsceh er called on God to have mercy on the Judg es, aud take them aw ly. Heavy Kail .ay Bobbery. PITTSBCRG, Xqvei lb. r 17—The Chroni cle lias the following: Yesterday Mr. 11. M. Shannon, of Brookvllle, Jefferson county, came to the Mayor's office and stated that at Indiana Sta'iun 1 got upon the Fast Line oo the Pennsyh mia railroad, having in his possession about $6,000 in greenbacks and hoods. The money was in Mr. Rhan non's outside breast pocket, and the ends protruded from a pa- book, in which it was placed. After leaving the Junction Mr. R. ex auiined his pocket, at d finding the money all right laid down in hi- scat and took a uap. He woke up at Greensburg, found his pocket book still in ! is pocket, and settled himself for another nap. lie remarked that the lamps were turned down low, and everybody seemed asleep. When the train : rived at 1 50 o'clock Sunday morning, Mr Shannon arose to eo out, when Le disco-erod that his pocket had been cut and th money taken out of the book. Several j asseneers had already alighted from the tra n, and it was therefore useless for him to in.. .e known the loss. He immediately called to recollection the coudi tion of the lamps in i ic car when he awoke at Greensburg. and b lieves tbe money was stolen between the Junction and that point. Europettti News. NEW YORK, November 16.—The Dem<>■ crnt's cable special savs nothing of an offi cial character has yet been made public or submitted to the Die' with reference to the member-hip of King William on the ques tion of the claims of the Doited Slates upon Great Britain for depredations committed by ihe Alabama. The Prussian Pastoral Conference, com posed of one hundred and tweuty clergymen from all parts ofPrus hi; has issued the fol lowing declaration: 'Considering the pre tentions of the Roma Pontiff in the recent invitation to the Pr.te-'ants. it would be de.-irable not only for the Protestant church of Rus-ia, but for all the evangelical ehur chea of Germany to rt new before God and man by the mouth of their ecclesiastical leaders, their unanim >us adhert nee of that church to the confessi n of Augsburg The Czar has issue an ukas, in virtue of which nine tenths of the drinking saloons now existing in the 1 ussian Umpire aie to b<- uppressed. F.tteeo thousand orkmen are now in Madrid without iin-a: s of getting a living, a-id receiving pay fro n the government. Switzerland, Au-t a and Norway have recognized the Spanish Government, under the conviction that it will receive the sanc tion of the Cortez. How THEY WENT IN.—lf anybody do .-ires to get an idea f the extent of the frauds perpetrat'd 1/ the Tammany De mocracy in New York and vicinity at the late election, let h ; n read the following summing up made hy he New Vork AYtftVm, a paper which is not artisan, but is usually will informed and cai Jul in its statements. The A fiti<>n says : These fraud- may I i briefly summed up thus: 50,000 persons " ere naturalized in this city, of whom 20. iKM) o 25,000 never went near the courts, and II t more tbau 10.000 to 15,000 at the outside A'ere ever sworn, or were entitled to their apers. At least 20 i.ski fictitious n mies were registered in the cities of New York at 1 Brooklyn; the num ber was probably grea r than this, but could not have been less. In a single ward vote were cast upon more than 2,000 fictitious names. To deter Rcuhliean challengers, one of the mot eonstiounus was knocked down in the middle ot the day, and as nearly murdered as it was ii (lie power of his assailants to do. St -en thou-and of the vilest roughs in the tt i cities were appoint ed by the sheriffs to a rest challengers and to force in fraudulent otes. The fraudulent naturalization papers were scattered over the Slate of New Yor . and greatly reduced Grant's majorities in t ie inner counties. From <"a!ifornia. SAN FRANCISCO, NOV. ID. —The -hip Hellespont, Captain S u'e, from Melbourne, Australia, was wrecke 1 this morning about thirty miles south of his port. Seven of the crew were saved, and eleven are missing, including the captain tod mate. The ves sel immediately went to pieces and will prove a total loss. A heavy shock of earthquake was felt at Millertor,, Trene coumy, November 5. The w ill of the court house was badly cracked, and the waters of San Joaquin river were di-turbed. A slight shock was al.-o experi etioed at Austin, Nevada, November 17. The rainy season ha - commenced. GENERAL NEWS ITERS. YALE has 72-5 student CUICAGO claims 252,0J0 inhabitants. RALCH Waldo Eraere in is getting deaf. BOHEMIA has 2oo,ooo Protestants MILWAUKEE has 536 licensed liquor shops. THE Chicago Post declares for female suf frage. LUZERNE county is -xcited on the hear question. Six of them n one day were seen in Lackawanna townshi; . BKFORK the work of tb season is suspended, there will be completed over one thousand miles of the Union P teific railroad. The rapidity with which th s great undertaking has been put forward ex ites wonder, and the work when completed w il lorni the proudest monument in the world to man's enterprise and mechanical ability. Is Colorado the cattle require no care and expense, save that of he ding, the whole year around. During the summer months the grass is rich and abundant, at 1 ig converted into hay by the mere action t the elements, and remains good during the winter months. The very finest beef and eatile that go into the Denver market are those which have been out grazing the whole year, and have never in their lives seen the insid of any shelter. A married man in Cinstantinoble had n difficulty with five of is wive*, which be settled by tying them up u sack* and throw ing them into tbe Bos horus. His thirty eight other wives have g ven him no trouble since that bit of house-cb aning came off. IK person, Motley, the historian, is about the average height, spa s and almost wirv, with a good head well se on vigorous shoul ders. his dark hair and ful! heard and mus tache widely sprinkled with grey, in the neighborhood of fifty years ot age, with a clear voice and masculine utterance, THE AR.ttY. Lieut. Gen. Sherman on Indian Affair*. Report oj Major General llalleck. GENERAL SHERMAN'S REPORT. WASHINGTON, November 20. —Lieutenant Geneial Sherman's repot t has just been re ceived, and is principally devoted to the condition of the Indians. He repeats the recommendation of the Peace Commission ers, that they be gathered on reservations, with government provided bylaw, and look ing to a time in the future when all of the ludisns shall be reduced to the peaceful condition of shepherds, herders and farmers. It is idle for us longer to attempt to keep the plans in common with them, for the territory is not susceptible of close settle ment with farms like Missouri and lowa, and is solely adapted to grazing. Our peo ple are necessarily scattered, and have more or less cattle and horses, which tempt the ludian, hungry, and, it may bo, starving for want of his accustomed game, and he ! will steal rather than starve; ami to steal, he will not hesitate to kill. Therefore a joint j occupancy ol the district ofcountry by these two classes of people, with such opposing 1 interests, is a simple impossibility, and the | Indians must yield. I L'UE DIVISION OF THE PACIFIC—REPORT OK GENERAL HALLKCK. Major General llalleck has forwarded to j the Adjutant General of the Army an an nual report of affairs of his military coin- I uiiind iu the M.litary Division of the Pacific, which includes the States of Oregon, C'ali fornia and Nevada, and the Territories of Alaska, Washington, Idaho and Arizona. It comprises a territory of about one million two hundred and eighteen square miles, aud has about twelve thousand seven hundred and fifty statute miles of sea coast, including the islands. Its population is about seven hundred thousand whit--s and one hundred and thirty thousand Indians. The military force of the division i< two regiments of cavalry, one regiment of art il i lory and four regiments of infantry. For 1 military administration the division is di vided into three departments, namely: First, j the Department of Aia-ko; second, the De partment of the Columbia; third the Depart ment ol California. Gt neral llalleck approves the suggestions , of General posts in the vicinity of the larger tribes or villages of the ludiaus; thus a sjtiu j tary influence will soon be obtained over tliein, and readily extended to otber larger i tribes or villages. In this way the whole country will by gradually opened to our set tiers and traders without danger of hostile collisions, If this policy be property carried out, there will be no necessity tor sending ' , additional troops to that Territory to curry |on a lung arid expensive ludiau war. lor the protection of trading vessels, and to inspire the natives with due respect lor our flag, it will be important to keep a vessel of ; war in these waters. By occasionally visit : ing the several military posts aud larger Indian towns, most of which are on the shores of navigable bays and channels, such vessel will do much toward maintaining permanent peace. General Davis is of opinion that the civil affairs of a territorial government are not required in Alaska at the prensent time, ! except a court at Rilka and another at KoJiac, with jurisdiction over all criminal cases. > A territorial government for less than two thou-and white people, scattered over such a vast area, would involve unuee j j essary expense. General Halleck gives the populati u at about eight thousand whites and fifteen thou.-aud Indians. The military j force consists of two full regiments of infant ry and nine companies of cavalry, in all twenty-nine companies; that is, nearly one half of all the troops in the division availa ble for service in the field. Nevertheless, considerable dissatisfaction has been shown by the inhabitants because more troops were not sent to that territory. This could not be done by General Halleck from the small force at his disposal, without depriving the other S'ates and Territories of their propor tionate -har-s of protection in places where Indian hostilities, existed or were threaten , '' d - Arizona. General Halleck says, has been greately misrepresented, even by its own people. It lias been described as a wonder ful y rich mineral country, abounding in ; lodes and mines of goid and silver of such surprising wealth that any man who will wot k there could, in a few months, ac cumulate fortunes of millions. But these r mines of fabulous wealth, if t hey really exist, . are as yet undeveloped and perhaps undis i eovt red. He doesnot say there arc no valua ble miu s in Arizona, but that its agricuhur al facilities would yield far more than its mines of silver and copper, however rich these may prove to be. He thinks there ■ should be more troops in Arizona, and re • commends that Arazonia, with three of the uuist southern counties of California, be made a separate military department. NOT SO ENTERPRISING AS AMERICANS. — • The English newspapers last year only paid ainiut $7,000 for me—ages by the Atlantic ■ cable, while the American pte.-s paid $70,- r "GO. The Lod"U papers only give the . briefest telegraphic news. |si.swUane. STRAY CATTLE.—Catne to Ihe premises of the _ subscriber, in Bedford township, about the Ist ; of October: One dark briudle Hull, with white face. ; front legs white to the knee and hind legs white i about six inches, supposed to be about two years old. One white and red spotted Ileifier with left •■ar cropped; about three years old, and cue red -leer. with left ear cropped about three years old. T he owner is requested to rouse forward, prove property, pay charges and take them awav. | 20nuv.it JOHN B. AMOS. PXECrTOR'S NOTlCE.—Notice is here by given that l.etters Testamentary have | been granted by the Register of Bedford CO., on the estate of Geo. Deal, late of Col-rain tp., dee'd. Those having claims on said es tate are notified to present them for settle ment, and those indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate payineut. 20no GEO. w. WILLIAMS, Ex'r. QHEAF PAINTING. I 100 lbs. of PECORA GO'S. 1 j COLORED PAINTS, (costing sl2s,) will Paint as much as COST i 250 lbs of Lead and WEAR OK I LONGER. For particulars ail i L E A 1). I &n** S. BOW EN. See'y, 18ep3n 150 North 4th St.. Philadelphia. V BRA 11 AM BLACKBURN'S KSTATE. Notice is hereby given that Letters Testa ' mentary have been granted by the Register of Bedford county, on the estate of Abraham Black burn, late of Napier township, in said county, to the undersigned residing in said township. That those having claims on said estate are notified to present them for settlement, and those indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate pay ment. GEORGE W. BLACKBURN, ALU. F. BLACKBURN, 30oct f Executors. RRAGAZINEiS. —The following Magazines tor IVI sale at the Inquirer Book Ftore: ATLAX i TIC MONTHLY, PUTNAM'S MONTHLY ! LIPPINCOTT'S, GALAXY, PETERSON. GO DEY. DEMORESTB, FR/XK LESLIE RIVERSIDE. etc.etc. ft ALL KINDS OF ELANKS, Common Admin istratur's and Executor's, Deeds, Mortgages Judgment Notes, Promissory Notes, with ad without waiver of exemption, Summons. Subpone nas and Executions, for sa'e at the luquirer office j Nov 2, 186$ ALL KINDS OF BLANKS, Common, Admin istrator's snd Executor's, Deeds, Mortgages, Sudgment Notos, Promissory Notes, with snd with out waiver of exemption, Summons, Subpoena* and Executions, for sale at the Inquirer office. Nov 2. 1866 ALL KINDS OF BLANKS for sale at the In quirer office. A full supply of Deeds, Lea ses, Articles of Agreement *c. SCHOOL BLANKS.—Articles of Agreement, between Directors and Teachers, Checks, Bunds of Collectors, Warrants ef n4lttnr Ponds of Treasurers, Ac., for sale at the inquirer office. \, T AN KICK NOTIONS. BUDGET OF FUN J PHUNNY PIIELLOW, NICK NAX, aut all the other funny papers for sale at the Inqui rer Book Store. tf HARPER'S WEEKLY, HARPERS BAZAR, . FRANK LESLIE, CHIMNEY CORNER, ami all other Illustrated papers for sale at the Inquirer Book Store. tf HARPER'S WEEKLY, HARPER'S BAZAR FRANK LESLIE, CHIMNEY CORNER and all other Illustrated papers for sale at the Inquirer Book Store. tf A CERTIFICATE OF SCHOLARSHIP in the Br-fttntf b'tratton J- Kinibtriy Business College of Philadelphia, for sale at this office. DICKENS' NOVELS, full sets, at 26 cents per novel, at the Inquirer Book Store, tf pijgftiUittiou*. J . M. SHOE MAKER HAS JUST RETURNED FROM THE BAST AND IS RECEIVING A LARGE AND CHEAP STOCK OF GOODS, CONSISTING llf PART OP } DRY GOODS, ; GROCERIES, HATS SL CAPS, READY MADE CLOTHING, BOOTS AND SHOES, CEDARWARE, QUEENSWARK, TOBACCO, SEGARS, ic. &e. GIVE HIM A CALL AND SEE FOR YOURSELVES. J. M. SHOEMAKER. ! Bedford, Pa., NOT. 6th, 1868. ! ~8. CRAMER A CO. HAVE NOW OPENED, AND OFFER FOR SALE, AT VERY REDUCED PRICES, THE LARGEST AND MOST ELEGANT STOCK OF FALL AND WINTER GOODS TO BE FOUND IN BEDFORD COUNTY. THE ASSORTMENT IS COMPLETE, AND GREAT BARGAINS IN EVERY DEPARTMENT WILL BE OFFERED. Bedford, Nov. 8, IS6B. * GENTS WANTED x\. TO SELL TH* EMINENT WOMEN OF THE AGE; written by Messrs. Parton, Greeley, Higginson, lloppin, Abbott, Winter. Tilton, Mrs. E. C. Stan ton, Fanny Fern, Grave Greenwood, Ac. An elegant octaro yolutne of 630 pages, illus trated with 14 SUPERIOR STEEL ENGRAVINGS. Ihif volume comprises 47 carefully prepared -ketches, written expressly for this book, among whom are Margaret F&ller, Lydia Maria Child, Jenny Lind, Florence Nightingale, The Cary Sla ters, (Jail Hamilton, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Anna E. Dickinson, Ristori, Rosa Bonheur, Mrs. 11. B Stowe, Camilla I'rso, and Harriet G. Hos iner. The New York Tribune speaking of the pub lishers, says: So thoroughly have they done their work, that their volume, in paper, type, binding, engravings, above all in the excellence of its subject matter, goes far to remove the re proach so ofren urged against subscription books —"only made to sell." Agents are meeting with unparalleled success in selling this book. One agent ia New York sold 126 in one week. One agent in New Hampshire sold 12 in five hours. One agent in Massachusetts sold 8 in seventeen calls. For descriptive circulars and sample engravings address S. M. BRTTS A CO., t>no4t Hartford, Conn. I U[ ILLOUGHBY'S PATENT GUM SPRING GRAIN DRILL, CHALLENGES COMPETITION. It is the only Drill that will toic grain Regularly. Has no pins to break and can be used on rock; and stamp; fields and on tbe hill side with the same advantage as on level ground. As tbe supply is limited and demand greater than ever, engage what ;ou want soon from HARTLEY A METZGER, the only Agents for the genuine Willoughby Drill in this part of Penn'a. 31jul; Q ~N. HICKOK, DENTIST, Office at the old stand in BAISE BI iLDitta, Jnu- ASA STREET, BEDFORD. All operations, pertaining to Surgical and Mechanical Dentistry performed with care and WARRANTED. Anaesthetics administered, trhen desired. Ar tificial teeth inserted at, per set, SB.OO and up ward. As I ant determined to do a CASH BD S INESS or none, I have reduced tbe prices for Artificial Teeth of the various kinds. 20 per cent., and of Gold Fillings 33 per cent. Th>s reduction will he made only to strictly Cash Patients, and all such will receive prompt attention. feb7 BLOODY RUN MARBLE WORKS. R. H. SIPES having established a manufactory of Monuments, Tomb-stones, Table-Tops, Coun ter-slabs, Ac., at Bloody Rnn, Bedford co., Pa. and having on hand a well selected stock of for eign and American Marble, is prepared to fill all orders promptly and do work 'u a neat and work manlike style, and on the most reasonable terms All work warranted, and jobs delivered to all parts of this and adjoining counties without extra apllthly. UENDERSON'S FRESH GROUND EXTRA FAMILY FLOUR, on hand and for sale by Ifioctly G. R. OSTER A CO. CONRAD MEYER, Inventor and Manufacturer of the CELEBRATED IRON FRAME PIANOS, Warerooms, No. 722 Arch St., Phila., Has received the Prize Medal of tbe World'e Great Exhibition London, Eng. The highest Prise awarded when and wbere-ever exhibited. 0ct23:3m0 [Eatablished 1823] | (Tftoqraplrir. £LEC T R I C TELEGRAPH IN CHINA, THE EAST INDIA TELEGRAPH COMPA JET'S OFFICII, Not. 23 A 25 Nattat Street, NEW YORK. Organised under special charter Does ;he State of New Y ,rk, CAPITAL $5,009,009 50,009 SHARES, $l9O EACH. DIRECTORS. Hon. ANDREW G. CURT IN, Phi!adei,hia. PALL S. FORBES, of Russell A Co., China. FRED. BUTTERFIELD, of F. Butterfield A Co., New York. ItvAAC LI A ERMORE, Treasurer Michigan Central Railroad, Boston. ALEXANDER HOLLAND, Treasurer Ameri can Eipress Company, New York. Hon. JAMES NOXON, Syracuse X. Y. 0. U. PALMER, Treasurer Western I'oica Telegraph Company, New York. FLETCHER WESTRAY, of Westray, Gihhe | A Hardcastle, New York. NICHOLAS MICKLES, New York. OFFICER-. A. G. CURTIN, President. N. MICKLES, Vice President. ! GEORGE CONANT, Secretary. GEORGE ELLIS (Caahier National Ear, k Commonwealth.) Treasurer. Hon. A. K. McCLURE, Philadelphia, Solici tor. The Chineee Gorernment having (through the Hon. Anton llurlingame) conceded to tkit Compa ny tkt privilege of connecting tho great teoporte of the Empire try euhmarine electric telegraph ro~ hie, uepropoee commencing operations t' t'kina, and laying dotcn a line of nine hundred ntilet at once, bet Keen tke following porte, via : Population, Canton 1,000,000 Macoa 60,000 Hong-Kong 250,00# Swatow 200,000 A moy 260.000 Foo-Chow 1,250.000 Wan-Chu 300,000 Ningpo 400,000 Hang Chean 1.200.000 Shanghai 1,000,000 Total 5,910,000 These ports have a foreign commerce of SOOO,- 000,000, and an enormous domestic trade, beside which we have the immense internal commerce of the Empire, radiating from these points, through its canals and navigable rivers. The cable being laid, this Company proposes erecting land lines, and establishing a speedy and trustworthy means cf communication, which must command there, as everywhere else, the commu nications of the Government, of business, and of social Ufa, especially in China. She has no pos tal system, and her only means now of communi cating information is by couriers on land, and by steamers on water. The Western World knows that China a very large country, in the main densely peopled; but a few yet realise that she contains more than a third of the human race. The latest returns made to her central authorities for taxing purpo ses by the iocal magistrates make her population Four Hundred and Fourteen Millions, and this il more likely to be under than orer tbe actoal ag gregate. Nearly all of these, who are over ten years old, not only can hut do read and write. Her civilization is peculiar, but her literature ia is extorsive as that of Europe. China il a land of teachers and traders: and the latter are ex ceedingly quick to aTail themselves of every proffered facility for procuring early information. It is observed in California that the Chineee make great use of the telegraph, though it there trans mits messages in English alone. To day great □ umbers of fleet steamers are owned by Chine.-e merchants, and used by tbem exclusively for the transmission of early into ligenee. If t&e tele graph we propose, connecting all their great sea ports, were now in existence, it ia believed that its businesa would pay the coat within the first two years of ita sui ceasful operation, and would steadily increase thereafter. No enterprise commends itself as a greater de gree remunerative to capitalists, and to our whole people. It is of a vast national importance com mercially, politically, and evangelically. The stock of this Company has been unquali fiedly recommended to capitalists and business men, as a desirable investment by editorial arti cles in the New York Herald, Tribune, World, Times, Post, Express, Independent, and in the Philadelphia Xortk American, Press, Ledger, In quirer, Age, Bulletin and Telegraph. Shades of this Company, to a limited number, may be obtained at S6O each, $lO payable down, sls on the Ist of November, and $25 payable in monthly instalments of $2 50 each, commencing December 1, 1868, on application to TREXEL A CO., 3d South Third Street, Philadelphia. Shares ean be obtained in Bedford by appl<*a tion to Reed A Schell Bankers, who are authorised te receive aubacriptions, and can give ail neces sary information on the aubject. ••ptlffitaes.