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'Wednesday, April 16, .1845.
1111killECIIBIEW 7 / 1 117 :- AiLlir-4.• •
, Tito 031ce of the Bradford Re
porter has been removed to Col.
Means' Brick Stoke, (up stairs,)
entrance on the North side.
The charter election held in New
York city on Tuesday, Bth inst., has
resulted in a triumphant victory for the
democrats, and the entire and utter over
throW of the Whigs and - Natives.
Harper, the Native candidate for
Mayor, has been• beaten badly, as well
as the whole Native ticket for Council.
The Whig candidate for Mayor, Mr.
Selden, has received twice the number
of votes that Mr. Franklin, the Whig
candidate last year, obtained. Mr.
llavemeyer, the Democratic candidate
for Mayor, has a majority of over 6000-
Of the Common Council;the Demo
crats have 30, and the Whigs 4. The
Natives did not elect a single candi
- This is indeed a most glorious re
sult. Fot we consider it as a victory
of principle—broad, extended and com
prehensive—over the narrow, bigoted
nod sectarian feeling of politicarspecu
lation Which set on foot the so-called
Native American party. It has been
too, a most decisive victory. The
Morning News, speaking of the result,
says :—The Democracy swept the city
yesterday, with irresistable force. So
complete a victory has never before
been won by any party at any period ol
our political contest. The triumph of
the Nativists last Spring, was but a
cypher compared with the brilliant
achievement. Then the Nativists left
to the Whigs only an Assessor in the
Second Ward, to soothe the bitterness
of defeat. We have now allowed them,
the Natives, but a claim to a constable
in the same Ward, nominated, and elec
ted - by the joint action of the Whigs
and Nativists. This may be consider
ed equal to about one-half of a trophy.
Then the nativists had to yield to us
five and a half wards ; now, we allow
to them not one, and to the Whigs only
tivowards. Then Harper's majority
was near 4000, now Havemeyer's ap
proaches 7000,.shewing a gain on the
Popular vote of over 10,000. Have
meyer's majority over Selden is about
16,000. Indeed, Havemeyer lacks but
a few hundred votes of having a ma
jority over Selden and Harper com
ANNEXATION OF TEXAS.—Frorn New
Orleans papers, 'we learn that the steam
packet New York from Galveston, ar-.
rived at New Orleans on . the 29th ult.,
bringing the first intelligence from Tex
as, since the news of the passage of the
Annexation resolutions reached that
Republic. The accounts only extend
to the reception of the information at
Galveston and Houston. Immediately
upon the fact being known in the for
iner city, the vessels in the harbor dis
played the Star-Spangled banner, and
the lone star in unison, from their masts,
.one hundred guns were fire& and an
illumination of the city was agreed up
on in honor of the event. -A public
meeting was convened approving of the
course of the friends of Annexation in
the United States, and requesting Pre
sident Jones to convene an extra ses
sion of 'Congress to act upon the mat:
The glad tidings were received with
the same degree of enthusiastic rejoicing
by the people of Houston:- The
sound of the drum and other musical
instruments, the roar of cannon, the
loud shouts of the multitude, resound
ing long after midnight, (says the Hous
ton Star) indicated the ardent longing
of the people to return once more un
der the glorious Aegis of the American
ComiEcitcuT ELECTION.--The whigs
as usual, make clean sweep of this
State, electing their Governor, State
officers, and lour members of Con
POSTPONED.—The bill making a nets .
county out of parts of Bradford and
I.yeoining, is indefinitely postponed in
the senate by a vote of 13 to 12.
DREADFUL STEAMBOAT DISASTER.-
A most distressing steamboat accident
occurred on the Hudson river on Tues
day night, Bth inst. The steamboat
Swallow, • plying between Troy And
New York, when under full speed, ran ,
upon en Island opposite Athens, 20
miles from Albany. The violence of
the collision being so great that the bow
of the Swallow was bent nearly at right
angle with - the hull, opening the bot
tom planks so as to let in the water
with great rapidity. The accident oc
curred 'at about 9 o'clock, and the wai
ters and hands were taking tea in the
forward cabin, the passengers having
previously been to tea. Within three
or four minutes the lower cabin was
filled with water, and the greatest alarm
prevailed, every body hurrying to the
state room deck. An opening was cut
through the roofing of the state rooms,
and many clambered up on that, as the
boat continued to fill and settle rapidly.
At this moment cries were heard for
help from below, and Mrs. and Miss
Starbuck of Troy were rescued from
imminent danger. Mrs. Starbuck,
however, . died shortly after she was
carried to the shore, from the uproar
Within a few minutes of the accident,
the Express and Rochester came along
side the wreck, and took off the passen
gers and baggage ; and it was thought
that all were saved.
In the morning, however, the bodies
of seven women and one man, were
taken out of the state rooms, and the
worst fears were entertained that many
more would be found, upon farther
search, and that some may have floated
off the wreck. A. man and his wife
were picked up floating down the dm
nel on a settee.
Two of the bodies found, were sub
sequently recognized as the Misses
Wood, sisters of Dr. Wood of Albany,
and one as Mrs. Coffin of Troy, and
another as Mrs. Briggs.
, It is known that a Mrs. French and
an old lady named Mrs. Lambert were
From the best estimates there were
on board the SwallW, at the time of
the accident, about three hundred souls.
Very probably other persons will be
By later papers we have further par
ticulars of this dreadful disaster. The
accounts differ in regard to the number
of lives lost. Some say fifty, others
one kundred. .
One of the bodies recovered has been
identified as that of Mrs. Walker, from
New York. Her husband was on
board at the time, when the boat went
down had hold of his wife, but the
current was so strong as to tear her
from him—he, however, retaining a
part of her dress in his grasp.
Another body has been identified as
that of Mrs. Coffin, an old lady, and
mother of George M. Coffin, whose
wife was found the day before.
On the person •of one of the ladies
was found a card on which was written
in pencil " Mrs. Skidmore," and in her
pocket a handkerchief marked with
indelible ink s H. Conklin." The,
body supposed to be that of Mrs. Conk
lin, of Albany,. In the pockets of the
young man recovered, there were found
a handkerchief, marked " Sarah Brun
dage," a large roll of Bank bills, and
memoranda for the purchase of hard
ware. On Mrs. Walker, whose body
was found there was- a - pocket book
containing a large sum of money. Her
husband recognized her by a miniature
of himself, attached to a gold chain,
which she wore around her neck. Mr.
Walker is a merchant of New York,
who 'has been on a collecting tour in
the western country.
Amon the .persons lost is Mrs, Par
ker, of Utica, widow of the late Milton
Parker. Her body his not been found.
The son of General Mather, who was
supposed to have been lost, is safe.—
He floated on a plank„ and was picked
up a good distance from the wreck.
One of the bodies turns out to be that
sf William Davis, eon of Nathaniel Da
vis, of Albany, a promising young man
aged about 23, who was on his way to
New York, in company with his sister.
He had succeeded in rescuing his sister
from the threatened danger, and had
placed her on board the Rochester, but
returning to seek for Mrs.Conklin, lost
his own life.
When the vessel struck first time,
one of the colored waiters jumped over
board, and swam about for some time.
but at length returned to the boat, where
his first act was to take from his vest
pocket three one dollar bills and dry
them before the fire. . Notwithstanding
the danger all were in, this (Yew forth
a smile from many who witnessed it.
It was given in testimony before the
Coroner's Jury, that the boat, at the
time she struck, was, only going at the
rate of six miles an hour.
The pilot says that it was his inten
tion to have stopped at Athens, and to
have laid by until the squall had passed
LIBERATION OF DORR.—The election
fur Governor of Rhode Island took
place on the 2d inst., and it is with
great pleasure we announce the success
of CHARLES JACKSON, the candidate of
the friends of the liberation of Thomas
W. Dorr, now incarcerated like a felon,
for his support of liberal principles.—
This election was conducted solely up
on the question of the liberation of Gov.
Dorr, and it will afford those who have
sympathized with him in his distress,
much joy to learn, that the, election
must be the signal for his release.—
Though corfined - within the walls of
. a prison, the feelings of the true-hearted
and generous have been with him, and
many a token of the country's approba
tion has been received to cheer him in
adversity. We trust that this Republic
will never again be disgraced by an oc
currence like this. Mr.' Dorr will
come from his prison, commanding the
respect of the friends of equal rights,
and the cause of equality has only been
strengthened in Rhode Island by the
oppression heaped upon him.
Mr. Jackson is elected by about 200
majority over Fenner. The Whig
candidate for Lieutenant Governor is
edited, and the whigs doubtless have
a majority of the general ticket.L.
THE MONTOUR IRON COMPANY, AT
DANVILLE.—We learn from the Intelli
gencer, the Montour Iron Company at
Danville, have now contracted, with
two contractors, for the erection of one
hundred and twenty dwelling houses,
this season. The houses are to be :of
good size, and well arranged for the
comfortable accommodation of families.
The carpenter work of the great Rolling
Mill of this Company, now approaches
completion, and the contractor for the
Rolling Mill has taken a large portion'
of the dwelling houses.
SHOCKING ACCIDENT.-Mir. Levi
Trimer, conductor of a train of care at
Hollidaysburg, Pa., recently, by some
means lost command of hie cars as they
turned off the main track on to a side
track, which terminates abruptly in the
basin.—He was upon the front car
when it pitched off the track into the
water and he was caught beneath the
car following and buried in the wreck,
and thus crushed to death.—He leaves
a wife and three or four small children.
SUICIDE.-Ou Monday evening last,
Frederick E. Bailey, Esq. Editor of
the , York Democratic Press, committed
suicide. It is but two weeks since.
Mr. B. entered upon the editorial du
ties, and he had just been appointed
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for York
county. On Monday last he entered
Court, and commenced the duties en
joined upon him, and in the evening he
took his own life. He left a wife and
two small children.
THE WOODS on every side of us are
on fire, and our town is enveloped in a
dense cloud of smoke, rendering respi
ration rather a burden than a, luxury,
atid impeding the free range of the op
tics. We hear that in many places in
the county the fire is making sad havoc,
and rumor says that buildings have been
burned in Rome and Smithfield.
DEATH OF 'AN OLD MAN.--:011 the
21st ult.,..Mr. Benjamin Bushe died at
Greensboro' Vt., at the extraordinary
age of one hundred and fifteen years.—
He is believed to have been the oldest
man in that State. -
TUE LEGIBLATURE.—The Legisla
tive bodies of this State were to have
adjourned yesterday, after a session of
98 days, during which time a vast
amount of public and private business
of,importauce has been transacted.
THE MADISONIAN DISPOSED OF..
J. B. Jones has sold out the Madi
sonian to Jesse E. Dow and Theopilus
Fisk, who will start a new paper about
the first of May.
TILE Gross.—This well known De
mocratic paper, it is said, is about to
pais into the hands of - Mr. Richie, of
the Richmond Enquirer.
Correspoulleuee from Harrisburg.
HARRISBURG, lth April 1845.
The Revenue Bill has passed the .
House of Representatives, and although
not as general and searching in its
operations as it should haveabeen—not
reaching, as it is, a moiety of the taxa
ble property in the State—yet it is bet
ter than any other Bill of the kind ever
passed. A proposition was remorse
lessly and shamefully voted down,
which assessed a tax upon Steam Boats
,'Sheep, &c., which principally reach
ed property in the cities, which is now
wholly exempt from taxation. A tax
upon these Articles is needed—nay
absolutely required, as millions of dol
lars are thus invested, which Low es
cape taxation altogether. It is really
painful to see men representing a tax
ridden constituency tote against mea
sures tending to their relief, by adding
millions to the taxable property of the
Commonwealth, which has heretofore
been exempt from taxation, and which
is owned by the wealthiest classes of
citizens, who are well able to pay their
proportion to supply the waling of an
impoverished Treasury. If a • given
amount of tax is required, and can be
raised by assessing a tax of 4 mills on
the dollar, by doubling the amount of
property assessed, the same revenue
will be raised by reducing the tax to
two mills on the dollar ! It can be seen
at a glance, how important it is to the
laboring poor; who cultivate the soil
which scarcely produces sufficient to
meet the requirements of the tax-gather•
er, to have all kinds of property asses
sed. Real Estate is taxed high enough
in most parts of the State, and none of
ii escapes taxation,—but three millions
of dollars worth of personal property
that is not taxed a farthing ! This is a
villainous state of „tiling', and the peo
ple will sigh in vain for better Laws,
until they send to the Legislature, bet
ter men !
The New York and Erie Rail Road
Bill has passed the House, and has
passed Committee of the Whole in the
Senate. 1 have strong hopes that it
will pass that body also; but tremen
dous efforts are being made to defeat it
—the gold of the Delaware and Hud
son Canal Company circulates freely
about the Legislative Halls—her agents
are here—her borers are here, remind
ing one of the " Lice ofEgypir
The Bill erecting a new County out
of the northern portion of Luzern°, to
be called Lackawanna, was lost in the
Senate by a vote of 12 to 12. It will
be re-considered, however, and possi
bly may pass.
A Bill allowing the citizens of Sus
quehanna county to decide by ballot ,
whether intoxicating liquors shall be
longer sold or not, has passed the
The renowned Abolition Lecturer,
Abby Kelley, together with other co
adjutors of both sexes, have been lectur
ing here for a few days past, and crea
ted great excitement and indignation,
by her violent, indecent and despicable
attacks upon Washington, the Consti
tution, &c. She abused every body
that not agree with her in sentiment--
declared the negroes were the most re
spectable people .in Harrisburg—went
to their meetings—Aerded with them—
and called them brothers and sisters
She said the people might as well put
up blocks of wood in the Halls of the
Legislature, as to send such men ! She
advocated an immediate dissolution of
the Union—eulogized England, and
continued her tirade of denunciation of
everything good, until her audiences,
disgusted and outraged, hissed and
stamped, and yelled and groaned, and
hooted and howled, and pelted her with
rotten eggs, until she left the House !
There were several Abolitionists in
Harrisburg before she came, but not
one can be found now ! She left town
suddenly to avoid mbre serious conse
quences of her disgraceful course.
A Bill has passed the House provid
ing for the erection of an Assylum for
the Insane poor, and has passed Com
mittee of the Whole in the Senate.
P. S. The bill providing for an In
sane Asylum, passed the Senate this
JONATHAN D. LEET, Esq., has been
appointed Post Mastbr at Washington,
GEORGE Snanswooo, Esq., has been
appointed a Judge of the District Court
News front all Nations.
The laborers on the Morris Canal at
Little Falls have had a fight and struck
for higher wages. One thousand bet
ter behaved" laborer's are advertised for.
The Boston Courierstates that the
Vermont and Massachusetts Railroad
Company will commence the construc
tion of their road without delay.—,-The
last intelligence from
,Washington is that
Captain Tyler is seining the James river
for his summer supply of fish. This is
much more agreeable than being haras
sed on each side by opposing parties.
—The New York papers slate that
on Monday, a crowd was in attendance
around an immense hat about nine feet
high, belonging Robertson, 103 Fulton
street which was carried about on a stick
drawn by a stout horse. Inside was a
band of musicians. Verily this is lan
advertisement on a large
Punch describes an artist who was an
eye witness of the battle of Nevarnio, in
the peaceable- capacity of a passenger,
and"received a:cannon ball in his chest
which utterly destroyed—a dozen shirts
that were packed up in it !—The new
buildings erected last year in Buffalo
..cost ssso,ooo.—The Democrats have
carried all their town officers in Wil
liamsburg, Long Island, the highest ma
jority being 90. Last year the Natives
carried it by 200 and over.—The
Hudson river at Albany had risen on the
Ist instant to the basement of the stores
on the pier.—A shameful practice, it I
is said, prevails in the Connecticut State
prison, of hanging convicts by the heels,
head downward, add dashing colttwater
upon him in that position.—A young
man was walking through a newly open
ed' field in New Orleans when not a
breath of air was stirring, a tree fell upon
him and crushed him to death.—Du
ties received at the Custom House for
the month , of March, 1845, $1,575,679-
95 ; do. 1844, 81,691,527 82. Fall
ing off, $115,847 80.—It is stated in
some of the papers that there are no less
than one hundred and - twenty towns in
Massachusetts, utterly destitute of a
Grog Shop !—The amount of Trea
sury notes oustanding on the Ist inst.,
was, it is officially 5tated.51,073,331 22.
A. S. Higgins publisher of the St.
Louis Organ, and J. R. Robb, former
ly editor of the St. Louis Ledger, had
a fight in the streets of that city a feiv
days since. Higgins afterwards bro't
a charge of assault with intent to kill
against Robb.—The Enfield, Conn.,
Powder mills explodedon Saturday
morning, but the extent of the injury
we did not learn. ,The explosion was
heard at Springfield, ten miles distant.
—The early Wheat, in the northern
part of Georgia, has been seriously in
jured by recent cold weather.—Na
vigation of the Tide Water Canal, on
the Sabbath has been .suspended, by
order of the Board of Managers.—
The workmen on Trinity Church, N.
York, commenced op ions on the
spire on Monday, andliefore • another
cold month will probably complete
that part of .thispeautiful structure.—
The Girard Bank Bill has passed the
Senate. The charter is inoculated with
the ...individual "• principle. —Mrs.
Story, of Greenville S. C.- gave birth
to 3 children recently. She named the
son James Iknox, and the' daughters
Elizabethl Polk and Rebecca Dallas.
—Among the importations at New
York we observe one of Can entire Cir
dot company, with a complete stud of
horses. and rthe necessary apparatus
_artistic displays.—Several ; very
extensive and valuable copper mines
are said to have been discovered in
Franklin county, Missouri.' -The
Ciriciunatti Atlas says—That in con
sequence of -the late 'foreign news,
the lard toil manfacturers have agreed
to raise the price of that article from 60
to 65 cents. . The large coach Fac
tory of James E. Delmater, in Hudson
N. Y., was totally destroyed by fire on
Monday. It is said that Mr. Cal
houn is 'about to publish - a work
on the political men and measures of
his day. The Missouri Legislature
adjourned on the 27th tilt. About six
hundred laws were passed, one half of
them of a private or special character.
—lt H. O'Callaghan, one of the
proprietors of the Crescent city, is
about to extend Morse's telegraph from
Mobile to New Orleans, whereby news
will reach that city in advance of the
mail. Iron, of 'all sorts, has risen to
such a price ni England, that it can be
manufactured in a ern& stare hero, (in
the form: of-bars and pigs,) and trans
ported Jo . England and sold . at a profit.
BROOKLV N ELECTION.—Iu Ilrook,
the Democrats have gloriously suee,
ed in electing their candidate'for
or, Thomas G . ..Tahnatlge, and 3
jority, (10 out of 18) of the memo
of the Common Council. beamer
majority over Whigs 1293 ; o re ,
CAVE Jpmis.ox.--The N.
nal of Commerce says of our ne w
Master General, that " h Q L as b e
terror to spendthrifts and lazy fell
through!Llihislong Political lite."
FOOT RACE AT NEW ORLEAN
Gildersleeve has again been victori
in a foot race, lately run at N ew
leans, on Sunday, for 5500, runninL
'Miles in 59 minutes and 59 seconds
DATIL OF AN EDITOR. --Mr. C
Kaine, late editor of the Harrisburg
gus, deceased on Wednesday last,
that paper is now conduoted by J. j
CANTINE, formerly of this place.
TILE WEATILE:R.— we fear that
present weather is doing much in j
to the crops and fruit. The lumber
are anxiously awaiting a freshet to
vey their lumber to market.
Von SALE.--The "Star of the Nor
establishment, at Berwick, Pa.;isni
eV for sale.' The " Columbia De
crat," at the same place is also for s
ALBANY ELECTION —The Chu,
election in this city, resulted in
election of Paige, the democratic c
didate by a majority of 27.
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acknowledged the most valuable med
tine ever discoved. Weak back, p.:
and weakness in the breast, back,lno
and other parts of the body, arc speed
11- and effectually remov e d by the
The unparalleled success which L,
attended the'use of these Pills, has i,
duced some unprincipled persons
manufacture a spurious article, whit
they endeavor to palm upon the nor
Liming as the gentiine medicine ; het,
the importancse of purchasing only
the regular advertised agents,
For sale Lt the store of J. I). &
D. Montanye, in Towanda, ;Ind
agents- published in another colt=
eigr. Caution.—As numeric?,
are abroad, avoid all stores ul doul):
character, and be particular in all r
ses, to ask for Wright's Indian I . f
THE BRAD. CO. MTN"
SOCIETY will hold its quar:e
meeting•at the office of Drs. Huston tE Mein
in Towanda, on Wednesday, the 7th
May nest, at 2 o'clock, P. M.
E .11 . MASON, Secrctar
Opening of Naviation•
AND with it a few Mts.:S .- fess Pork, a•
also 6or 9 cwt. of Hams. An asq.,
meat of Bonnets, also a lot of Palm Lesf,l.
horn and other Hats of the newest style al
fashion which will be disposed of on the m
reasonable terms. The
,first Beata fron
York City will bring us new Spring Gow
A few bushel yet remaining on hand of la
and small clover seed.!'
Wanted from our friends all the aid tb
can give .us in the way of funds, to enable
to furnish them with cheap and good . Gixi
which we pledge ourselves to do if they it
lend a helping hand.
J. D. & E. D. MONTANYE.
April I°, 1845. _
WHEREAS the Hon. Wm. hot
President Judge of the 11th Indio
district has appointed a special court Mc ,
mon pleas to be holden for the trial of COO
certified to him, in` Bradford county, on M°
day the 23d day of June next at t so o'clock
the afternoon, of which the following is a
Alexander Barring et.a1.,v5..1. Hatlasso et
Life insurance and trust cmnpativ Vs'
Samuel Benight vs. Wm. Seely et.al•:
same vs. Lewis M. Palmer ct.il
Chester Butler and wife vs. Amos Ark's;
same vs. John Bennett;
G. M. liollenback el. al., tie. David Diagh
Alexander Barring et. al. vs.l. Kingsley et.
same vs. James 0. Tracey , t. al.;
same vs. Hczekiah Crowell et. al.
same vs. same ;
same vs. Ezra Allen;
same vs. Solomon Bovier et. el.:
same vs. William Harkness etal:
same vs. Sally 'Welles & Geo.
WelleS executors hr
same vs. William S. Ingalls;
same vs. James Roe ; '
same vs. Shebil- Rowley et. al.;
same Ps. Richard Garrison et. al..
same vs. Stephen Wilcot et. a..
s ame vs. Zepeniah NWT'
AARON (IMAM Celi 01
Towanda, April 14, 1843.
Regini6ntal Nc ties
THE CAPTAINS of the severJl eon
nics within the bounds of the IA IZe
meat, 2d Brigade, Oth Di 11
hereby ordered to have their resractl‘e
inents made, agreeable to law. by the Ict
!WAN.. / ;' lll .
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