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BE OFO'JiD. PI.. F6IIHT, >'®F. 27, 1868.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
A NEW SENSATlON. —Velocipedes have
made their appearance on the streets of
New York, and arc becoming quite the rage.
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'.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 20.— Grant's official
majority in t his State is 10,146.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ALBANY, NOV. 19. —Official returns from
all the counties except Kings, with the re
ported vote of that county, gives Seymour
9,454 majority.
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
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
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 17. —Full returns fiom
Minnesota give Grant a majority of 15,549.
The majority for negro suffrage is 8,924.
MONTPELIER. NOV. 18.— The official vote
for Vermont is as follows: Grant, 44,167;
Seymour, 12,045. Republican majority.
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
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.
American Citizen* Shamefully TartitH—
Minister Washburne Charged villi yow
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
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
Henry Ward Bencher on I'oliiical Cor
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
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.
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.
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
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,
Lieut. Gen. Sherman on Indian Affair*.
Report oj Major General llalleck.
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.
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.
• 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.
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.
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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
30oct f Executors.
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Organised under special charter Does ;he State of
New Y ,rk,
CAPITAL $5,009,009
50,009 SHARES, $l9O EACH.
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.
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.
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
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 :
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
3d South Third Street,
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.

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