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Court of Quarter Sessions to be held at Huntingdon
in and for the county of Huntingdon, the second Monday
and 9th day of April, A. D. 1.860.
William Addleman, farmer, Warriorsmark.
John A. Campbell, farmer, Brady.
'Henry Cramer, laborer, Brady.
John Cummings, farmer, Jackson.
James Carothers, farmer, Cromwell.
Robert Cunningham, merchant, West.
Frederick Crum, farmer, Tod.
Martin Flenner, wagonmaker, Walker.
Matthew Gill, wagonmaker, Brady.
James K. Ilampson, gentleman, Brady.
Christian Long, gentleman. Huntingdon.
George Leas, merchant, Shirleysburg.
Samuel Love, carpenter, Tell.
Hugh Miller, farmer, Brady.
Robert McPherreu, farmer, Franklin.
James McClure, farmer, Porter.
Joseph McCracken, farmer, Brady.
William A. McCarthy, farmer, Brady.
. Robert McNeal, farmer, Clay.
John Stevens, farmer, Warriormark.
Samuel Sprankle, farmer, Porter.
Henry Summers, merchant, Penn.
James Wilson, farmer, Henderson.
Valentine Fink, farmer, Henderson.
James Baker, inn keeper, Cromwell.
George Branstetter, farmer, Warriormark.
George Bell, farmer, I3arree.
Thomas Carmon, tinner, Huntingdon.
Christian Colestock, farmer,Huntingdon.
Nicholas Crum, farmer, To.
John o 31. Clark, taylor, Shirleysburg.
John Clabaugh, laborer, Walker.
Hugh Cook, farmer, Cromwell.
Andrew Donaldson, farmer, Carbon.
Jacob IL Dell, farmer, Cromwell.
John A. Doyle, gentleman. Shirley.
David Freidley. butcher, Walker.
John Griffith, farmer, Tod.
Thomas Green, farmer, Cass.
Abraham Varnish, farmer, Morris.
John Hamlin, laborer, Jackson.
Adam. Hector, farmer, Clay.
Geo. D. Hudson, inn keeper, Clay.
Robert F. Hazlet, inn keeper, Morris.
Samuel Hackedom, farmer, Tell.
Thomas Irvin, farmer, Union.
William :Johns, farmer, Cromwell.
Daniel Knode. farmer, Porter.
Joseph Kinch, laborer, Franklin.
Asher Kelley, farmer, Union.
Christian Miller, farmer, Case.
John Myerly, farmer, Tod.
,Tohn Myerly, fanner, Springseld.
William 316rgan. farmer, Shirley.
John Nash, ;gentleman, Huntingdon.
Martin OrMay. 31. D.. Walker.
Samuel Yeiglital. fanner, Walker.
isaac Peightal. farmer, Penn.
Jaeob Rider, carpenter, Warriormark.
William Reed, saddler, Penn.
John Slimmers, farmer, Hopewell.
William Stone, farmer, Hopewell.
Job Slack, machinist. Barree.
John Simpson, constable. Warriormark.
Benedict Stevens, farmer, Clay.
John A. Shirley. farmer, Hopewell.
William Shellenberger, drover, Franklin.
Isaac Taylor, farmer, Tod.
John Yandevander, J. P., Walker.
Samuel Wilson, farmer, Cromwell.
William Williams, inn keeper, Huntingdon
Isaac Zimmerman, merchant, Union.
Thomas Ashton, farmer, Springfield.
John Anderson. farmer, Penn.
Alexander C. Blair, farmer, Tell.
Owen Boat, coachnmker, Huntingdon.
Daniel Conrad, farmer, Franklin.
George Culp. mason, Barree.
William Chilcoto, farmer, Cromwell.
Robert Cumming., farmer,Jackson.
Thomas Dorland. farmer, enderson.
.Tacob Drake, miller, Clay.
John Dysart, farmer, Porter.
Wilibun Dysart, farmer, Franklin.
Jacob David, farmtr, Union.
Daniel Fetterhool, farmer,
Barton Green, merchant, Oneida.
Stephen Gorsuch. farmer, Henderson.
Samuel Grove, farmer, Penn.
Frederick Grass, farmer Barree.
Henry Hudson, farmer,
Samuel lhll, farmer, West.
Jacob Hoover, farmer, Penn.
John Jackson, farmer. Jackson.
Jonathan N. Meta, farmer, Brady.
James McKinstrey, farmer, Shirley.
Daniel Neff, jr., farmer, Porter.
Henry Nefl, farmer, West.
William Painter, farmer, Brady.
.hain 'Boss, laborer, Brady.
John Ridenour. thrmer. Juniata.
Michael Snyder, carpenter. Huntingdon
Robert Tnssey, flamer, Morris.
lCilliam Thompson, farmer, Clay.
.Abraham Weight. farmer, Franklin.
Jonathan Wilson, farmer, West.
John Wilson, farmer, Jackson.
Adam Warefiljd, blacksmith, Brady.
March :21., 1860.
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John 11. Stonebraker. rs Stewart
N. Kelly's Exrs. vs Daniel J. Logan.
Elizabeth Keith vs isaph Price, et al
D. Logan
James Wall
John Hutchison
Miller 'Wallace
Morrison's Cove T'np'k co. vs Hacker & Co.
Lyon, Shorb & Co. vs Thomas & ITth,ton E‘%ing
Wm. TT. Briggs vs Washington Vaughn.
C. 11. Schriner vs A. Lewis.
H. &B.T.M. IL It. &C. Co. vs Jacob Cresswcll.
A. A. Jacobs vs James Bricker.
Millikin, for use vs John McComb.
A. S. Harrison, for use vs Mary Ann Shearer.
John A. Wright & CO- vs Samuel. Sha ll°.
James Wall J vs Joseph & Isaac Wall.
James Bricker vs David Whitson.
liortman Bro. & Co. vs J. IT. 'Dell & Co.
.Tohn Watson vs O. W. Patterson.
County of Huntingdon es Jas. Saxton, Committee, S:e
Huntingdon, March 2.1., 1860.
J. 11. 0. CORBIN Bus, from this clute, become a mem
ber of the firm of
in which name the business will still be conducted
Huntingdon, Jan. 2, 1860.
T. E. SIMONTON, Provictor.
Dec. 28, 1859.
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without PAIN, by Dr. J. LOCKE & J.G. 4 0 - Argim ag ,-.
CA.IP, DENTISTS. Office one door east of the
DANK, (up stairs.) Gire them a call.
Dec. 28, 185 P.
BUTCHER -KNIVES and Carvers, in
great variety, for sale at the Hardware Store of
Call at S. S. SMITH'S GROCERY for everything
fresh and good.
111100 TS & SHOES, ,Hats & Caps, the
11 JP largest assortment and cheapest to be found at
The best in the country, and cheaper than ever,
B By the box, pack, or lees quantity, for sale at
TT is a fact that Fisher iSz 31c1turtrie's
stock of Dress Goods embraces the choicest stYries, and
greatest variety to be found in market.
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vs Brice X. Blair.
is Jona. Wall.
is Michael Funk., et al.
vs Mary McCauley, et al
J. 11. 0. CORBIN
Misttilantaus Utivs.
011 Excitement in Western Pennsylva-
[From the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
The commercial cauldron seems to be boil
ing still higher in that excited Eldorado of
Western Pennsylvania, Oil Creek. The dis
covery of a new well, the next one that has
been tested to the McClintock, has thrown
far in the shade all other similar windfalls
of a previous date. Three weeks ago a gen
tleman from Mercer county, was offered an
interest of one-sixth in the Crosby well, which
had then obtained a depth of 100 feet, and
was regarded as one that promised fair. He
consulted his friends and declined the invest
ment as being extra hazardous. Since then
the vein has been carried thirty-one feet deep
er, where an extraordinary vein was struck,
which has been called the jugular vein of the
whole oil region. A steam pump was pro
cured and put down, and last week operations
were begun, the result of which showed a
yield of oil which far exceeds the most san
guine expectations of all concerned. Several
gentlemen, by actual measurement and timing
by the watch,made an estimate of the amount,
and their calculations gave from two and a
half to three gallons per minute, or from nine
ty to one hundred and twenty barrels per day!
The enormous value of this well will be bet
ter appreciated by the comparing with some
of the best wells in the oil creek district.—
The McClintock, on Oil creek, three miles
from -the mouth, yields eighteen barrels a
day. The Drake yields twelve barrels a day,
though its capacity is supposed to be twice
that much, the pumping apparatus used being
defective. The engineer has offered to give
Mr. Drake twenty-one barrels per day and
take the balance for pumping the oil up.—
The Barnswell well, in Crawford county,
about one-fourth of a mile from the Venango
line, yields twenty-five barrels daily. Its
depth is 160 feet. When Mr. Barnwell, had
bored 120 feet, he sold a man from Ohio, a
one sixth interest in this well and the whole
tract adjoining, comprising some 200 or 300
acres for slo,ooo—ssoo down and the bal
ance in annual payments of the same sum.
Mr. Evans, the blacksmith in Franklin,
who bored his own well, has been offered
$lOO,OOO for it. The terms he demanded
were $20,000 down and a responsible bank
to honor his check any moment for the bal
ance. lie has also refused $5OOO a year rent
for it. The Arnold well has reached the great
depth of 120. feet. Six or eight veins of oil
have been struck, and the proprietors are still
going deeper. The Franklin Company have
bored 314 feet, and commenced pumping lost
Friday. Indications fair. The Hoover well
three miles below Franklin, on the bank of
the Allegheny river, has been bored 112 feet.
Oil in sufficient quantity to pay has been
found, but the proprietors are going, deeper
in search of the great vein struck by the Cros
by well. The well of Graff & Painter, on Oil
creek, one mile from the mouth is reported
to be a good one. -They were putting up an
engine last week and will be pumping this
week. At the mouth of Gordon run, below
Tidioute, on the Allegheny, in Warren coun
ty, a well. 6 feet wide was sunk to the depth
of 10 feet, when the workmen came to a rock
and stopped to go fur their borino• '' tools; when
they returned they found 5 or 6inches of oil
on the rock and dipped off 82 gallons. They
are now boring the rock and expect great re
sults. There are not less than 200 wells now
in various stages of progress, and in 00 days
it is estimated there will be 1000. Previous
to the discovery of the Crosby well, the ex
citement was excessive, but now it baffles de
scription. It is pervadinr , every class of men,
merchants, physicians. lawyers, and, it is
said, has even invaded the pulpit. There is
not a lawyer or merchant in Franklin who is
not more or less concerned in the oil business.
The farmers particularly have become almost
infatuated, and are mortgaging their farms
to procure money at 2 per cent. a month to
be invested in oil wells. The hotels are crow
ded, stages are filled to overflowing, and ve
hicles of every sort, private and public, are
in constant demand, though still the wants of
travellers are not supplied. The excitement
in New York city is also intense, and daily
arrivals from that vicinity are reported at the
houses of entertainment.
It has been thought that this large increase
in the supply of oil would deteriorate its price,
but the following would seem to set at rest
any apprehensions of that character. The
firm of Evelitch, Bissell & Co., a very heavy
house in New York, have sent out an agent
to the oil district, who has bargained for all
the oil produced by the Crosby, Drake, Mc
clintock and Barnswell mills, during the next
five years. Ile agrees to sell the oil at a
commission of 5 per cent. and to advance $lO
on each barrel shipped to the firm in New
York, who have purchased a site in Franklin
at $30,000, on which they are about erecting
a very large refinery.
The character of the oil varies. Some is
of a light transparent color• and answers best
for burning. Other oil is darker colored,
stiff and penetrating, and makes an excellent
lubricator. Of the former sort is that pro
duced in the Crossby mill ; of the latter, that
of the Drake and McClintock mills.
THE UNION.-" The Union is glorious on
ly when the constitution is preserved invio
late. I go for the Union, but what is the
Union worth unless the constitution is pre
served and maintained in all its provisions ?
I have no faith in the Union loving sentiments
of those who will not carry out the constitu
tion in good faith, as our fathers made it.—
Professions of fidelity to the Union will be
taken for naught unless they are accompanied
with obedience to the Constitution upon which
the Union rests."—Reply of Senator Douglas
io Hr. Seward.
r, Gov. Magoffin has vetoed a bank bill
passed by the Kentucky Legislature, in the
following language :—" The Bible says, 'Lead
us not into temptation,' and it is a very sig
nificant prayer. I would add, 'Tempt us
with no more banks,' but from them, good
Lord, deliver us."
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[From the Detroit Guardian.]
This week we give our editorial column to
the writer of the following communication,
which we have received from St. Paul, Min
nesota, from one who has occupied the high.:
est official post within the power of one State
to confer upon its most honored citizen. It
clearly and forcibly expresses our sentiments
upon the matter, and we dare assert that ev
ery true Democrat in this State and nation
that may be favored with its perusal will say
Sr. PAUL, MINN., March 2, 1860. ,
To ate Editor of the Detroit Guardian :
Sir—Nothing has given me more sincere
satisfaction than your leader of the 18th ult.,
on Wise and Douglas, in relation to the Pres
idency in 1860. If all the Western editors
had the courage to speak as you have spoken
in defense of our noble chief, the country
would soon begin to see and feel how much
they have at stake in the approaching con
test. Never, since the days of Gen. Jackson,
has any man, east or west, north or south,
had such a hold upon the hearts of the mas
ses as Stephen A. Douglas. Gen. Jackson
had the leaders of the old political dynasties
to battle against from the start. The people
elected him in 1824, but politicians thwarted
their will.
• The only man that the Democracy of the
West look to as emp7zatically representing its
views on the territorial question, is Mr. Doug
las. No man in America has been pursued,
persecuted and so unjustly assailed; no pub
lic man has ever withstood so successfully the
blandishments of the government patronage;
no statesman has ever before differed with the
National Administration, outrode the storm,
kept within the pale of true party discipline,
and compelled the party in power to disor
ganize or yield.
Douglas has done this, and such has been
the brilliancy of his heroic success, that his
enemies are standing amazed at the superi
ority of his intellect, and the moral grandeur
of his triumph. In his energy and courage
is typified the true Western oharacter. Nor
can the South fail to see that this great West
ern heart is throbbing with deep solicitude
for his success.
They cannot fail to see that with him they
can secure six or seven of the great States of
the West—which will be otherwise lost to
them—and thus roll back the heaving tide of
Northern and Eastern fanaticism. They can
not fail to see that they have no hope from
the Northern and Eastern States, to defend
their constitutional .rights. They - must see
that the West is now the conservative ground
of the Republic, the Thermopylm of the De
mocracy, if Douglas is given us as our leader.
They cannot fail to see that an alliance with
the Western Democracy secures their consti
tutional rights for twenty years, by throwing
the Western States permanently again into
the Democratic ranks.
Douglas is our representative man. He
must be nominated. And it must be done on
the Cincinnati platform. The South aided
us to elect one President on it, and they
should combine with the West to elect an
other. The whole West can be triumphantly
carried with their favorite candidate, and as
I have stated before, can be secured for twen
ty years to our party, by which time Cuba,
Mexico, and five other new States, will be ad
ded to the galaxy of our Union. We feel
that on the nomination of Mr. Douglas the
life or death of the Western Democracy de
pend, for should the voice of the nation be
crushed by demagogueism at Charleston,
should they succeed in terrifying us into a
relinquishment of our representative, our
party in the glorious West must go to the
wall, and mark ! when the whole Western
Democracy is crushed out by fanaticism, so
will the Union be crushed out in after time.
The North and East are irredeemably Abo
litionized now, and so will the West be, un
less the South pause in their frenzy.
For the sake of our country, Douglas must
be nominated. He can not be "killed"—lie
shall not die! he belongs to the party, the peo
ple, the West, and the country. G.
She lay in her coffin there so beautiful, so
calm, so holy, that it seemed 'as if she were
uttering a silent prayer to her Father in
Heaven, and would open her eyes at its close.
" Blessed are the dead that die in the lord,
for they rest from their labors," said the grave
man who was speaking in subdued tones to
the mourners, and no one could look upon
that fair form, from which the spirited essence
bad gone on its measureless journey toward
the mercy-seat, without faith that she at least
had foUnd faith. She uttered no complaint
during her few months' illness, and when
her cominc , '' doom was gently announced by
him who had ministered to her spiritual wel
fare from her childhood, she only said, " It is
well," and when the parting came she pres
sed her mother's hand, moved her lips slight
ly as her little brother's face was held for a
moment near her own, and in utter weariness
of life, turned her head on her pillow, died,
and made no sign, but there was the impress
of a holy one left upon her face, as her spirit
returned to God who gave it.
"0, most merciful and ever-blessed Re
deemer," said the minister, as be too looked
toward the heavens, and as the mourners
bent their heads reverently, a little boy of
some four or' five summers came into the
room,and lookingwistfully around,approached
the satin and flower decked couch where his
sifter was so calmly sleeping. Reaching with
both his little hands to the side of the coffin,
he drew himself up so that he could see his
sister's face, and in an earnest but almost in
audible voice whispered, " Mary 1 Mary !"
But Mary: was too far off to hear him, too
pre-occupied in her new home to answer.—
He sank quietly to the floor, then taking up
a flower which had fallen with him from the
coffin, he rose, drew himself up again with a
convulsive effort, held by one band as he
dropped the flower on her lips, and again
whispered " Mary 1" but the same eloquent
answer was returned. Loosening his hold,
he stood for a few moments trembling at the
sido of the coffin ; the prayer for the dead and
Douglas and Democracy
The Dead Letter
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the dying went on ; again he drew himself
up, but this time uttered no sound, only reach
ed out a little hand and touched her cold face;
in that touch he seemed to receive a revela
tion of death, for, uttering a shrill, sharp
scream, he fell to the floor senseless. Taking
him up, we carried him from the crowd of
mourners, some of whom, having seen what
occurred, were weeping ; others who had not
were frightened at what seemed for a mo
ment a voice from the coffin itself.
In a chamber, alone and apart, sat the fair
girl's mother, her hair all too soon mixed
with white ; snow in the summer months, it
had fallen upon herhead as she watched by the
death-bed of her child. We placed the little
boy in her arms, and, as she pressed him to
her heart, she pointed to an open and crushed
letter lying on the floor at her side. Her face
was haggard, there was no tears in her eyes,
and she rocked to-and-fro with the movement
with which despair sometimes tries to cheat
the moment of some part of its bitterness.—
" Read l read I it came from the Dead Letter
Office, contained a trinket, and therefore was
saved ; the others are all destroyed ; it has
killed her."
I took up the crushed letter, smoothed it
out and read. Affection warm as the sun
which draws the cactus flower to life, senti
ments, noble, holy, warm, such as love draws
from a good man, but alas! misdirected, as
all the others probably were. In that week's
bill of mortality, the fair girl made one of
the fifty-nine cases of consumption, but she
died of a dead letter. And he came back in
all the fullness of life, in the fullness of a
manhood which love had made noble, and
found for his embracing—a new made grave.
They have a profound interest, these dead
letters ! They bring with them mystery, mel
ancholy, and a brooding sadness ; and we
have to thank them for many a dreamy rev
erie, as well as for incidents ludicrous and
sorrowful. Their deaths, like others, often
end friendship and love, and affection grows
cold from fancied neglect. Who has lived
many years in this sin-married paradise and
not known the importance which may attach
to a dead-letter ? Anna S—, a dark-eyed
sylph, now in heaven, let us hope, if there
be one for the suicide, loved and was loved
again. Her lover, in search of those smiles of
fortune which would enable him to wed, went
to the South. He 'wrote to her with love's
own eloquence, but the letters miscarried, and
reports reached her of his Southern gayety.
Stung to the soul by his apparent neglect,
she married another, and too late learned
tile madness of the act. Poor girl ! she breath
ed chloroform and death together, and followed
her letters to the tomb.—Francis Copoutt,
Knickerbocker Magazine.
How the Moors and Spaniards Fight
On the 24th, at five o'clock in the morning,
says a letter from the Spanish camp, four
companies of the regiment of the Madrid
Chasseurs marched toward Sierra de Bullone
to reconnoitre. Suddenly, upwards of five
hundred Moors were seen rapidly advancing.
These were followed soon by others, and alto
gether they amounted to four thousand. The
Spaniards immediately fired, causing great
havoc among the enemy, but seeing they were
coming on us with great alacrity, Echague
ordered an attack with the bayonet, when
theT'Moors divided themselves into two bodies,
one to resist the charge of the Spanish in
fantry, the other to attack the redoubt that
had been built a few hours before. The first
body was completely routed at the charge of
the Castillion Chasseurs, and fled in confu
sion towards the mountains. The other body
was more numerous, and their fire was con
sentrated exclusively on the defenders of the
redoubt. Echagne ordered a square to be
formed ; and at the impetuous charge of the
Moors, the soldiers of the square retired.—
The enemy imagining they were flying rushed
impetuously against the square, which open
ing itself on a sudden, disclosed a battery.—
More than two hundred Moors perished.—
Another division came then, and prevented
the Moors from escaping. The fight became
a horrid butchery;- the Moors threw away
muskets and fought with their peculiar long
daggers, called " gumias." The Spanish
soldiers found themselves quite at home in
this sort of struggle. They also threw away
their rifles and seized their " navajas."—
Nothing could equal the ferocity of the com
batants. My friend says it's quite impossi
ble to form an adequate idea of this fight.—
One Spanish soldier slew three Moors with
his knife, and yet ho had his face dreadfully
cut with the " gumias." Many had their en
trails hanging on their legs, and went on
more fiercely than ever. Not a rifle was then
to be heard. Spanish artillerymen, chas
seurs, and even officers, were fighting knife
in hand. Two hundred Moors were killed in
this savage combat, and nearly a thousand
fearfully wounded. The Spanish loss was
also very great.
NEW YORK.—On Monday last, says the Har
risburg Patriot, a train of fifty-four eight
wheeled cars, filled with live cattle from the
West, passed through this place over the
Lebanon Valley and East Pennsylvania Rail
roads, on their way to New York. They
came through from Pittsburgh, over the Penn
sylvania Central Railroad, without tranship
ment. This was the first of a line of daily
cattle trains, despatched under the arrange
ment which went into effect on Monday last,
between the Pennsylvania Central, the Read
ing, East Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley and
New Jersey Central Railroad Company,
whereby the cars of the first named Company,
loaded with like stock destined for New York,
will run, via Reading and Allentown, direct
to Jersey City.
PURE LIQUOR. WANTED.—In Columbus, Ohio,
at the Temperance Convention recently, Gen.
S. F. Carey offered a reward of $lO for a
single pint of brandy procured from any ho
tel, saloon or drug store in that city, which
shall be found free from drugs and poison.—
The gentleman says that the best French
brandy, so called, for sale in Ohio, is com
posed of cornfuric acid, nitric acid, guinea
popper and copper.
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Meeting of the Executive Committee of
the Pennsylvania State Agricultural
The first quarterly meeting of the Pennsyl
vania State Agricultural Society was held at
their office in Harrisburg, on Tuesday, the
20th of March. Present, Messrs. Haldeman,
President, Powell, Knox, Cornell, Gowen,
Kopp, Sturdevant, Peters, Drinker, Beck,
Eberley, Baker, Wright, Murdock, Powers,
Miles, Taggart, M'Kinley, Ziegler, Colder,
Alish, Hamilton, S. S. Haldeman, Gilbert,
Young, Bucher and Hiester.
The first business in order being the elec
tion of officers to serve for the ensuing year,
A. 0. Hiester was elected Recording Secre
tary, and George H. Bucher, Treasurer.
• Mr. Taggart remarked that heretofore the
Society has been late in issuing notices and
deciding upon the place of holding Exhibi
tion, and therefore moved that the Commit
tee now proceed to consider and decide upon
the proposals from different localities for hold
ing the next State Fair, which proposition
was fully-discussed.
General Sturdevant presented to the Com
mittee, with appropriate remarks, the resolu
tions and proposition of the Luzerne County
Agricultural Society.
Mr. Mester read to the Committee the cor
respondence and proposition of the Lancaster
County Agricultural Society.
Mr. Haldeman presented the offer of the
citizens of Dauphin county.
The merits of the different propositions,
and the advantages of the different localities
were very fully discussed, when it was deci
ded, by a vote of 16 to 11, which was subse
quently made unanimous, that the proposi
tion Of the Luzerne County Agricultural So
ciety be accepted, and that the "Wyoming
Battle Grounds be the place for holding the
next State Fair.
On motion of Mr. Haldeman, Tuesday, the
25th, Wednesday, the 26th, Thursday, the
27th, and Friday, the 2Sth of September, was
fixed as the time for holding the Exhibition.
Messrs. Haldeman, Hiester, Hamilton, Tag
gart and Mish were appointed a Committee
to revise the Premium List.
On motion of S. S. Haldeman, five hun
dred dollars were appropriated to the increase
of the library.
On motion, it was resolved that Messrs.
Haldeman, Hiester, Sturdevant, Powell and
Colder be a Committee of Arrangement, with
full power to make the necessary arrange
ments and contracts for the holding or the
next Exhibition.
On motion of Mr. Hiester, it was resolved
that a special premium of a silver medal be
awarded by the Comrnittze to Joseph Shreve,
of Long,acoming, for Knowlton's stump ex
tractor, exhibited at the late Fair at Powelton.
Mr. Knox exhibited and distributed sam
ples of the Mountain June and White Peru
vian Potatoe, (each very fine,) the product of
the seed sent the Society by Mr. Goodrich, of
New York. These potatoes are highly prized
in the neighborhood of Norristown, and
known as the Knox potatoe.
On motion of Mr. Knox, it was resolved
that the Secretary respectfully request the
Presidents of the different county societies
throughout the State not to appoint the days
for holding their county exhibitions on those
fixed for the Exhibition of the State Society.
The Secretary proposed the following ques
tions for discussion at the next quarterly meet
ing of the Committee : Ist. Is a naked fallow
the best and most economical preparation of
the soil for a wheat crop ? 2nd. Is deep or
medium ploughing best for a crop on clay
soil without manure?
The Committee adjourned to meet at 'Wilkes
harre on Tuesday, June 12th.
A. 0. lIIESTER, Secretary.
We have the highest medical authority for
saying that a great many more persons die
in May than in November. The natural
causes are, Ist—The increased dampness of
the atmosphere, proven by the fact that doors
which shut easily in winter, do not do so in
the summer. 2d—Nature takes away the ap
petite for meals, for heat giving food, in or
der to prepare the body for the increased tem
perature of summer. But two errors in Retie
tice at this time, interfere with wist nature's
arrangements, and induce many and painful
and dangerous diseases. First, the amount
of clothing is diminished too soon. Second,
the conveniences of fire in our dwellings are
removed too early. All persons, especially
children, old people, and those in delicate
health, should not remove the thickest woolen
flannel of mid winter, until some time in
May, and then it should be merely a change
to a little thinner material. Furnaces should
not be removed, nor fire places and grates
cleaned for the summer, until the first of
June; for a brisk fire in the grate is some
times very comfortable in the last week in
May; that may be a rare occurrence, but as
it does sometimes take place, it is better to be
prepared for it than to sit shivering for half
a day, with the risk to ourselves and children,
of some violent attack of spring diseases.—
By inattention to these things, four causes
are in operation to chill the body and induce
colds and fevers. First, The dampness of
the atmosphere in May. Second, That strik
ing falling off in appetite for meals and other
" heating" food. Third, The premature
diminution of clothing. Fourth, The too
early removal of the conveniences of fire.—
And when the very changing condition of the
weather of May is taken into account, it is
no wonder, that under the influence of so
many causes of diminution of the tempera
ture of the body, many fall victims to dis
ease. In November, the healthiest month in
the year, we have put on our warmest cloth
ing, kindled our daily fires, we have found a
keen relish for substantial food, while the
dampness of the atmosphere has been relieved
by the condensation of increasing cold. The
wise will remember these things for a life
time. and teach them to their children.
A BRIDAL Party, four prisoners, and a fu
neral party with a corpse, were on a railroad
train that left Pontiac, Mich., one day last
Editor and Proprietor.
The Dangers of "Spring
[From the Memphis Enquirer, March 18.]
A few months since, Miss Hannah Bond,
daughter of Col. Eaton Bond, a very wealthy
planter of Denmark, in this State, went on a
visit to her relatives in Springfield, Mississip
pi. While there, she became acquainted.
with a young gentleman named J. G. Sim
mons. Their intimate acquaintance soon
grew into a strong friendship, which in time
ripened into love, resulting in an engagement.
Miss Bond being but a school girl, young and
inexperienced, her friends undertook to ad
vise her, and to break the engagement known
to exist between the lovers. But to no effect.
They, in company with a party of young la
dies and gentlemen, came to this city, and
went to Raleigh the following day, were mare
ried, and returned to the city.
During the evening a young man named
Bloom, who had formerly been a suitor for
the hand of the young lady, visited the ham:
py couple at the hotel, and the whole party
went to the theatre at night. At the close of
the performance they all returned to the ho
tel, where they were engaged in conversation
until nearly one o'clock. Mr. Simmons hav
ing occasion for a moment to leave the room,
Mr. Bloom availed himself of the opportuni
ty, and had an interview with the bride in an
adjoining room. Nothing was suspected by
the party until a considerable time had
elapsed, and they not returning, a search was
instituted, but nothing . could be found of
either of them. Mr. Simmons, -on inquiry
at the office, was informed that the couple had
left the hotel and hurriedly driven off in a
hack. It was then that the truth of the faith
lessness of the bride rushed upon them, and
the before unsuspected close conversation and
exchange of billets-at the theatre was ex
plained. Nothing was known of them until
about five o'clock the next day, when a letter
was received from Mrs. Simmons directed to
her deserted husband, repenting and pleading
for his forgiveness. -Another letter was re
ceived, and soon after the faithless one her
self came, when a most affecting scene fol
lowed. Deceived, and intoxicated by the
meshes so effectually thrown around her, she
had been led astray only to be deserted and
left to return repentant and imploring for
mercy. The couple were left alone for the
remainder of the day, and last evening we
ascertained a reconciliation had been brought
about, and the marriage which had been so
closely followed. up by sorrow, may yet ter
minate happily. What has become of Bloom
it is impossible to assert, or where they spent
the night together. Mr. Simmons is said to
be a young man of fine appearance, and re
spectably connected.
The Wheeling intelligence,- is responsible
for the second of these instructive narratives:
NO. 41.-
We noticed, a few mornings ago, the elope
ment of a young couple from Barnesville,
Ohio, who came here to the Metcalf House,
k and went to West Alexander in a hurry, and
got married. It seems that the father of the
young man, who lives near Barnesville, had
been courting his present daughter-in-law fur
some time, and recently engaged himself to
her. Having great confidence in the judg
ment of his son, he concluded to send him
down in the country where the young lady
resided, to take a look at her before the sol
emnization of the marriage contract. The
son went down, and returning, announced
himself as highly pleased with the young
woman, but counselled a short delay. He
wanted time to learn more of his "mother
in-law," and continued to visit her, apparent
ly for that purpose. The old man's surprise,
when he found that his son had eloped with
the girl, and victimized his (the son's) conft ;
ding parent, may be imagined.
We clip the following from the Lancaster
Express of Friday : " A most shocking and
fatal accident occurred on the Pennsylvania
Railroad, opposite the locomotive works a
short distance below this city, sometime last
night, to a man whose name or whereabouts
could not be ascertained. The facts of the
case, as far as could be learned, are about as
follows : During the early part of last even
ing a German, apparently between thirty and
forty years of age, visited several houses at
the upper end of Chestnut street, and asked
for something to eat, with which he was sup
plied. lie was considerably the worse for
liquor at the time, and after leaving the neigh
borhood he started for the railroad and took
a seat upon a stone pile near the track, which
was the last that was seen of him alive. He
probably wandered on the track after dark,
and was struck by one of the night trains.go
ing West. His death was one of the most
shocking we ever heard of. After the loco
motive had caught him it dragged him along
the track for a distance of forty or fifty
yards, crushing his head and scattering the
brains and broken portions of the skull in
every direction, and tearing every limb from
his body, and cutting the body itself in two.
The road as far as he was carried was strewn
with blood, brains and portions of the body.
The accident was apparently unknown to the
engineer of the train which struck him, and
the body was not discovered until an early
hour this morning, when Deputy Coroner
Gormley was called to the scene and held an
inquest, but could find out nothing respecting
the unfortunate man or bow the accident oc
curred. Indeed, the body was so cut up and
mutilated, that, had he been known by any
one in the neighborhood previous to his death,
it would have been almost impossible to iden
tify the frightful mass gathered by the Cor 7
On Tuesday morning last, says the Clarion
(Pa.) Banner, of the 16th inst., our commu
nity was shocked by the intelligence that the
dwelling house of Mr. Wm. Rhodes, on the
Lucinea Furnace road, and near the farm of
Joseph Snyder, Esq., had been burned du
ring Monday night, and four of his boys, one
aged about 20 years, burned to death. Mr.
R. was not at home, but Mrs. R. soon awaken
ed. She ran to the kitchen and discovered
that the stairs were burned away, and, as a
matter of course, all chance of escape for her
children in the loft was cut off. She got out
four of those below, and then tried to get into
the loft from the outside, but failed, the flames
being too strong, and no doubt the children
were dead. At this fearful moment, she re
membered that her youngest child was still
in bed, and with a mother's love, and regard
less of the danger, she rushed in amid the
flames and smoke, and snatching the babe
from its bed,lescaped safely beyond the reach
of the burning building. It was a terrible
moment for that poor mother. She had bare r
ly escaped with one little one, while four
others were burning within the house. No
one was near to aid her in this moment of
agony, and she could only look upon the de
struction of her home and weep bitterly for
those loved ones whom death had so suddenly
taken from her. The bones of the children
were carefully gathered and deposited in the
Clarion graveyard on Wednesday last.
sN-Gerrit Smith has entirely reeoy9ro
his health.
The Elopement Mania
Shocking Rilroad Accident.