Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, May 21, 1845, Image 2

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Wedge lay ' May 21,1845.
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The- Office of the Bradford Be
tickler bre; been removed to Col.
ineans 9 Brick Store, .(up stairs,):
entrance ' l 43n the North side.
.mocratie Union' in announcing the ft;
cent appointments by Gov. Shunk i
~makes the foll Owing remarks :="Gov.
Skunk has been extremely fortunate, in
calling to his 'aid two gentlemen so
pre-eminently qualified for the offices
to which they have been appointed.—
The high esteem in which they are held
by the citizens of their respective coun
ties, for their integrity, sound princi
ples and gentlemanly deportment, is a
sure guaranty they will be acceptable
to the Dome - crane party. The office
of Auditor General Is one which rez
quires great industry and application.
Upon this officer depends the proper
adjustinent of the accounts of all the
disbursing agents and collectors of the
- commonwealth. Hence, it may in fact
be considered the most important sta
• lion in the gift-9f the Executive. We ll
have every assurance from the business
habits of Gen. .Purviance, Combined
with his . high legal attainments, that ho
is in .an especial manner qualified for
the arduous and responsible post with
which - he has been honored.
Judge Laporte_has served with sig
nal ability. in the State and National Le
gislatures. He - was elected Speaker in
the House of Representatives 'of Penn
sylvania by the Democrats, in 1831.=
Whilst in Congress he discharged his
duties as a representative 'with great fi
delity, and we have no doubt in his
new sphere of action, he will be equal
ly successful.'
111p.i.41-muour AcCurtorts.-rhe ty
coming Gazette records two accidents
which occurred -in , that county. One is
the death by drowning, of a younglad t
named Isaac Allen, aged 14 years
while bathing in the river at the basin
just below' Williamsport. liie body
was recovered but life was extinct.
At a militia muster at Hughesville, a
person by the name of bavid !Weeny,
who had been stationed to keep guard,-
while in the discharge of his duty, had
occasion to resist an attempted intrusion
upon the, parade ground, by a man
whose name was Elijah Sanders, and
in doing so, presented his gun which
was seized by ,the other in ti contemp
tuous manner, when by some means
the charge Went off mangling the body
of the said Sanders in a most horrid
manner. The charge consisted only of
powder and a wad, but the Muzzle be
ing so near the body,
_the effect was
that of a, bullet. The poor man expired
in a few hours afterwards, leaving a
wife and several small children to mourn
his untimely end.
delphia U. S. Gazette says, we saw
yesterday a roll of_spurious hank notes
of the denomination of five dollars, al
tered from the Tenth Ward Bank of
New York, so as to convert them into
counterfeits on the Bank of Northum
berland. The alteration was skilfully,
effected, except that in some of them
the word Northumberland," where it
was introduced, had a muddy, indis
tinct appearance. They were dated
January 18th and July 26th, of various
numbers, and signed John Taggart,
President, and J. R. Priestly, Cashier.
The entire vignette represented' a
reaping scene, with a mother and hir
child resting against a sheaf of wheat
in the foreground. On the left end of
the note, Greenough's statue of Wash
ington, on the right end, a female fi
gure, with a square tablet, and at the
bottom a train of cars and a locomotive
Thehill -is calculated to deceive the in
Dugs°LvED.—The Baltimore Repeal
Association has been dissolved, its
memheri declaring they could not sane
tion, in any manner, the language used
by O'Connell toward this country.
LIBERAL:WriI. B. Astor, son of
John i Jacob Astor, worth, probably,
$5,000,000 refused to contribute one
penny to the Pittsburcsufferers.
ILLI I / 4 k9S OF GEN. LteKsoN.-4pi
preaching Dicaolution.—The Wash
ington Union announces the painfril in
telligence that Gen. Jackson's health is
~drawing rapidly to a:close.' A letter has
been received from Nashville, which
says the impression of. the General's
nearest friends now is: that- he Carmot
long survive. Symptoms of dropsy
have intervened, His legs are swollen
from his feet tip to his abdomen, and his
respiration is feeble and difficult. "His
great mind and clear memory, howev
er, ferimin' ,perfeetly unclouded. His,
every act and word shows his patient
resignation to the will of - , God: The
letter sayri ,
" in his perfect resignation, he mans
Pests all the meekness and humility of a
true follower of the.blessed Redeemer ;
and in his constant prayers he looks up;
to God in confident assutance of salva
tion through the atonement and media
tion of the Saviour. Supplications to
Heaven for blessings on his country and
her institutions—for the petpetnitv of .
our Constitution and liberties, civil and
religioui—are continually mingled in
all his serious conversations with his
friends. Truly, when he departs, -it
will be the fall of a great man in Israel,
and politically and in moral weight of
character, it will be the loss to his coun
try and to the world of the first and
greatest man now numbered among the
living—the'greatest benefactor of his
country now surviving."
Mr. Blair received a few lines from
the General, as late as the 7th, stating
that he had attempted to write In him ;
but his great feebleness had prevented
his finishing his !mei.
can tell when science will slop, or
What mighty Works she may not ac
complish ? Who would have imagined
a few years since, that distance could
at this time have been almost annihila
ted between Washington and Baltimore,
as far as correspondence is concerned.
Professor Morse has now in contempla
tion to bring Europe and America in
speaking distance, by means of the
Magnetic Telegraph, as *ill be seen by
the following paragraph from the Tri
bune :—" This is note new idea. Pro
lessor Morse has long had such a result
in view. I have often conversed with
him on the subject and received satis
factory answers to the various difficul
ties mentioned. His method waesimi
lar to that proposed by your correspon
dent: reeling off from and to abrupt
shores any amount of wire-10,000
miles, if it were necessary—having
covered more thickly the extremities
liable to injury, from attrition, and ,the
whole secured from the corrosive effects
of sea water : any danger of the wire
parting ftom its Own weight in sinking
is obviated by the supporting power of
the water and the wire already sunken.
There i con be no reasonable doubt of
'the practicability 'of the plan."
AMOUNT OF LVMDnR.—We learn that
there passed the Towanda Bridge, be-.
mean the first of February and the firs
of May, 1845, 1465 rafts and arks, as
follows :
Board Rafts 980
Timber do 168
Arks 317
Computing the amount of ,tiOaids in
each raft at 40,000 feet, would make
the aggregate 39,200,000„; to which add
800,000 feet for the loading of arks and
timber rafts, and the total amount will
be 40,000,000 feet.
The average number of shingles load
ed in an ark is 90,000, which would
make the total 28,530,000.
Timber rafts contain about 40,00
feet of timber, which will -mike a total
of 6,120,000 feet of timber.
Reckoning 21 men to each craft, the
whole number is 3662 ; the expense
money paid from Middletown, say $5 a
'Man, amounting to $18.310, which is
all expended between Middletown and
their respective places of residence.
—The. Albany Argus of Tuesday says,
we understand that after raising this
boat ten feet, one of the chains gave way,
and it was also found that one of the
barges '(the Clinton) would, not bear the
immense weight of the sunken boat.—
She has, thetefore, been lee down again
and now rests in deeper water , than
ever. The proprietors have sent on to
New York for stronger chains and an
other barge. The.t hope to recom
mence operations in -,a few days, and
we tiust with success, so as to dispel
the melancholy uncertainty which etill
hangs over the sunken wreck. '
Taor.—The village of Troy,
incorpdrated as a Boroogh by an act of
the late Legislature.
ssy.-Wo learn from - the Mount Holly
Mirror, that the body of a murdered
man was found at Vincentown, about
five_ miles from Mitini Holly, On Satur
day fast. lt was :foundi s pond in
the ' Woods. An'.oisminatien took
place, and it was found that. the man's
throat was dreadlulfy mangled, his
head consideriblY bruised and one 'of
his hands, smashed, supposed to have
all been done with an. axe. A watch
was found in his pocket ; also a bill and
receipt' for articles purchased at a' ven
due, by which it was ascertained that
his name was Josiah Lippincott, and
formerly lived .near Mooreatown. A
handkerchief was also - found in his
pocket, with bis nanie on , it. Infor
mationwas sent to his blither, a far
mer, living , in the vicinity - of Mores
town, who- Went to VincentoWn on
Sudday, and recognized him. His
brother had not been at all alarmed at
his absence, as he supposed be was at
work in Philadelphia. It is believed
from his appearance _had been in the
water from three to four week!. An
-investigation is being made into the
The N. . Y. Tribune contains a letter
dated Troy, N. Y., April 27th, which
says : A few days ago a young , man in
this city by the name of S. Vanderhey
den/ came into possession - of about
$12,000 cash on the day he attained
his majority, and the same evening ran
away with another man's wife., The
woman, a Mrs. Welmore, is about 21
yests old and has been married five or
six years. She is a handsome woman
—aan accomplished singer and pianist—
is very respectably connected, and has
moved in good society. The young
has heretofore borne a good character,
is said to have been an obedient and
affectionate son, the pride and hope of
a widowed mother.
OaEoox.—The Burlington Hawk
Eye says that a company numbering
about two hundred persons from Des
monies and Lee counties, in lowa,
stetted last week for Oregon, and. that
in a few days another company with
about forty wagons will start from
Hackleman's settlement, in that Terri
tory. Those who desire to join any
cf the emigrating companies should
now be starting to the Western Fron
tier of this State:
Charlottesville Advocate states that the
measures adopted by the Faculty for
suppressing the late riots, and banish
the authora thereof, have been sac
cessfuli and that perfect tranquillity has
again been restored. The lectures of
the inititution were reamed oil that
morning. The , course adopted by the
Faculty for the restoration of order had
met with the concurrence of the Board
of Visitor&
IN P'orrsviu.s.—The
charter election in Pottsville occurred
on Mozniday 12th must: There were
three tickets in the field. The Demo
crats were victorious, electing their
Burgess and Town Council, polling
283 votes. The Whigs came off sec
ond beet, polling 220 votes. The Na
lives cast but.oB votes.
VIRGINIA Et=Tim—The full re
turns from Virginia show the following
glorious results :—For Congress—De•
mocrats 14, Whigs, one :—Senate—
Democrats. 21, Whigs 11 ; House—
Democrats 79, Whigs 55. On joint
ballot, thirty four Democratic majority.
ie, Esq., editor of this paper for forty
one years, having taken charge of the
Union, .announces that his sons, W.
If. and Thoe. Ritchie, Jr.,- will succeed
By an advertisement in our paper, it
will be seen that the books of this
company will be opened for subscrip
tions at the Phenix Hotel, Wilke-Barre
on Tuesday, the 7th day of June next.
CARLISLE BANK.--At a meeting of
the .stockholders of this Bank, it was
decided by a vote of 587 to 3. not to
accept the charter under the act of the
last session, embracing as it does, the
individual liability abuse. •-
COURT.—We do tot remember a
Court with so little of public interest as
that Which lately adjourned. We (milt
the unit report of the proceedings., as
not presenting anything interesting to
our readers. 1.
Neits from all Nations.
Two boat,loads of curled and birds
eye maple,love be - en recently landed
in Troy. liorn;the West, to be shipped
Engliffid, Where - this wood is in greet
requestfor cabinet makers.-4 stage
'near Concord,' N. H., was upset the
other day, in'. ionseqiience
, of the trip
ping of the lead horse in descending a
hill. There wen a full load on-the in
side and seven on the outside, and yet
nobody was seriously injured. The
wife dl Dr. G. W. Phillips, of St.
.louis t ivtie robbed a few days ago on
board the steamer Levant, while .on her
'way to Cincinnati, of . about $2OO in
money. , The, .state room. which she
'occupied was entered, and het. - trunk
opened and "robbed. —A gentleman
of New York was robbed on Friday
night, 9th.inst., of $2OOO, while asleep
on- board the
. Narraganset,- from Nor
wich.—A man has been fined .$2O
and costs for settiog his dog upon - a
person, in Beaten. Another has been
fined $5 for •encouraging_ his dog to
fight,A felloW named Rook has
,been arrested in . Pittsburg, charged with
.having stolen a quantity of goods du
ring the awful .fire.—Bon. D. W.
Dickinson, formerly a member of Con
gress ,from Tennessee, died at his:resi
dence,-near Franklin, in that State; on
the 27th ult. —A destructive fire, oc
curred in Portsmouth e N. H., on the
4th inst., which destroyed property, to
the amount of sl2o,ooo.—AVyoung
woman who -was recently detected in
stealing a roll of ribbon at 'Chelsea,
England, seized a knife d cot her throat,
and died on the spot.,---‘—A boy, nam
ed Charles weaver, died- in the House
of Refuge, at St. Louis, a few days
'since, from the effect's of swallowing a
piece of tobacco.—W. C. Bryant, of
the N.Y. Post,has gone to Europe.—
Silk is now manufactured in South
Carolina. . The Odd 'Fellows' So
cieties in Philadelphia have purchased
the lot of ground formerly occupied by
the Pennsylvania Hall, and intend im
mediatly to erect a Hall.—A woman
has been arrested in England, for burn
ing to death her daughter, 9 years of
age, to get rid of her. Her husband
knew of it.—No advices have been
received by the Great Western, of the
missing ships England and the United
States, the Insurance Companies have
given notice that they are ready to pay
looses.- Thereis in the Alms house
in Portland, Me., twenty persons
whose nailed ages are 1462 years.—
The oldest 99 years of age, the young
' eat 62 years.—A new ship of 700
tons, called the Washington` Irving, is
now building at East Boston, for the
line of packets between there and Liver
pool.;-=. -Rev. N. C. Fletcher, of East
Thomaston, Maine, Univeralist Clergy
man, has been appointed a Chaplain in
the Navy.—One million of dollars is
annually expended in the State of New '
York for the relief of pauperism, and
that too in a new country where labor
is well paid, and provisions abundant.
One person out.of every twenty-six, it
appears, by the report of the Secretary
of State, is a pauper. The Mont
pelier Watchman says, that the present
spring has been uncommonly favorable
for sugar-making. The amount made
in Vermont alone is estimated at the
value of one million of dollars.;—lt is
stated that at, the floating theatre, in
New ork, oiie of the actors was re
cently taken sea sick while performing
a sailor's . character.' The name of
, the, city of Nauvoo, the Mormon city
on the Mississippi, is to be changed to
St. Josephs.—Mr. John Faxon, of
Quincy, Mass., was instantly killed on
Friday forenoon by being thrown from
his wagon. For about twenty . years
he, had attended the Boston market dai
ly, with provisions. , Over one hun
dred and seventy persoes, most of
whom were emigrants to Nanvoo, to
join the Mormons landed in St. Louis
on the 24th ult.—The LegiSlature of
the State of Rhede Island convened at
Newport on i'uesday. On counting
the votes for Governor, Charles Jack
son had a majority "of 147. The
Providence Gazette states that Gov.
Dorr's health is so feeble that lie-is una
ble to attend the workshop. . The
dogs of Constantinople are estimated at
from 50,1100 to 90,000.--John
-ler Jr. is about to fight a duel with a
young Southern gentleman. When, or
for what does not appear.
_The in
flated steamboat Swallow: has been got
float.---The wheat crop of Missouri
.gives promise of an abundant harvest.
I Dirge 'for the Early Dead :
Afidionaidy Inscribed do
on the death of her oister.i.
. .
DT Juts. X. 19.. Laos -Loon. _
Gone from did. Milt - • 1:1
In the bright Wont of life thou but deported,
Oh 'Pin.? gathered t° it* drett°4° l3 ° rest;
Gone erethe 'clouds of care had darken'd o'irthee
Of all that Wakes life beautiful possessed:
Gone ere.the freshness of the wreath-had faded
Which rested lightly on thy youthfal-lrow f
Whenat the altar thy heart's vows were plighted
To him who deeply stricken mourns thee now.
Gone from the earth I
In the sweet time of spring when nature mouth
liar robes of loveliness, and cloudless skies
Bend o'er the fresh green earth, where flowers
are springing,
And tunes of thrilling melody arise...,[ing
Gone from the fond ties which around thee Cling.
Fettered thy deathless ipirit to the clay . —
From the beloved and from - the - deeply loving,
Oh ! early summon'd ! thou bast palled away.
Gone from the earth!
Yet not alone from light and joy and gladness--
Are there no shadows; o'er the spirit east II
No inocking dieams—no elierish'd visions
'No deep and haunting memories of the putl
Thou shalt not see tby bright hopes fade and
perish, -
Nor mourn in bitterness o'er sundered ties;
No raore shalt thou in mortal suffering languish,
No more shall tears of sorrow dim thine eyes.
Gono from the earth !
Yet not alone to solitude and darkness--
Their boai;ted empire is but o'er the dust,
And not forever, for the grave but keepeth
What we have garner'd there; in solemn trust.
Calm be tby slumbers in that voiceless dwelling:
Sweet be thy rest from weariness and pain,
And blest thy waking when the last glad sum'na
Shall bid thee rise to life and youth again.
Gone from the earth!
From doubt and dimness to the full fruition
Of love, and hips, and joy to that bright land
Whose waters fail not, and whose dowere are
Thyshining brow by heavenly breezes fann'd.
And oh ! blest spiral from , tby borne in glory,
Come with en angel's ministry to those
Whobe lot is still to weep, and weeping wander
With footsteps weary, longing - for repose.
Gone from the earth
And oh how desolate seems life without thee,
• To those o'er whom thy smiles of love were
Like rays of blessed sunlight—dark and dreary
Seemeth their home—its light & joy are flown.
Gone from the earth, but we would not recall thee
To tread the path thou haat already trod;
'Tim ours to weep—yet joyfully we leave thee
Oh ! ransouedone ! forever with thy God
Great Race between Petonia and Fadden.
At a very early hour in the morning
masses of people on foot, on horseback
'and in vehicles of every fashion that
ever joiner's art imagined ; or the ne
cessities of art caused to be made, went
thronging over to Brooklyn, and from
thence to the Course. The Long Is
land Railroad was besieged by an anxi
ous multitude, who strove zealously for
an early ,possession of seats, and were
perfectly contented to be squeezed into
the smallest limits possible, on board of
burthen cars, promoted from their ori
.occupation and converted into
passenger cars, by virtue of sundry tin
planed boards laid across the tops.—
Thousands of persons were thus carried
to the race ground, several of the trains
being drawn by three locomotives fas
tened together, and the cars being al
most hid by the people they , bore upon
About half-past two o'clock, the
horses were brought ont, and the riders
being weighed, Laird, the rider of Fash
ion, made up his weight to 125 pounds,
and Barney, the jockey of - Petonia, to
the weight of 118 priunds. :Soon after.
the horses were-brought to the start,and
went off at the tap of the drum, in fine
style, and at a tremendous pace, Peyto
nia having the inside track, and leading
to half a length after running about a
quarter of a mile, and maintaining her
ground so evenly, that for three. of the
miles, Fashion's nose was at the South
mx mare's paddle, - and so close that a
good sized blanket would have covered
them both. Upon the back stretch,
arid previonsto corningdown the straight
side, on the fourth mile, Fashion made
a brush for the lead, but an application
of the spur brought the Sciuthern mare
tai her vantage ground, on: coming
down the straight side, as they passed
die distance post, by tremendous leaps,
shook herself clear of her - opponent,
and 'dashed past the Judges' Stand an
open' length ahead, amid deafening
cries—winning the, heat in 7 minutes
and 39i seconds—the mile time being:
First mile, 1.54 ; Second do. 1,53 ;
Third do. 1,57 ; Fourth 40.
1 After a _rest of three , quarters of an
heur, tfiebugle summoned the 'horses
forth again. Peytonia looked quite
fresh; but Fashion showed the sighs of
her struggle, and it wait said by some
that she was slightly lame in one of her
bind, feet. She' stepped and looked
Inely, hbvtever, and fier- hackers were
still free in their bets in her favor. "The
ddds, of course, in many • instances;
vvere turned in favor of-Peytonia ; , - and
betting:was pretty brisk: ;
1 At- the' tap of the drum; both holies
started, but returned, and belu ga
allied to start, went o ff in he'll
, Peytonia leading about half a iengif
Istaing round the top. Fashion s e
a brush past'Peytonia, and got th e
side'of the track, running about h al
neek in advance, and maintaining
.position until their arrival at the
lOW, when Peytonia closed, and
rushed by, the stand on the first
perfectly even. The second mil e y
_ion appeared to gain slightly, a n d
a little ahead -until they reached
straight side, when Peytonia eatne
with her, aid - passed the stand with,
head in advance of her opponent.
ring the third mile, Peytonia m a i nta
ed her advaitage with but little vai
tion, and reached the Judges'
neraly a length ahead. The
mile was hotly contested, Peytet
holding the lead, notwithstandingh
ion made several severe brushes,
every one of which Peytonia shook)
off. In passing the draw gate, Fashi
made a last effort, and was nearly en
when the southern mare, by a item s
dons leap, went nearly a length ahes
and came out winner of the heavysta
of 'twenty thousand dollars, the time
the heat being 7,45,1.
The track was terribly bad, the d
lying upon it three and four inch
deep. • A cloud of dust hung over
vicinity of the entrance to the roar.
so dense, that spectators- at a distan
could-not see the they pass:
through it. The immense strength
Peytonia stood her in good stead, an
no doubt won for her the race. Ha
the track been hard and .firm, the tim
made 'would -no doubt
_have been ash)
down as 7,32•
The mile tinie of the first and secon
heat was •
First Heat. Second He
1,54 1,58
1,53 1,54
1,57 1,551
1,55 i 1,58
From Vashington,
An occasional correspondent of tt.
New York Evening Post, under da
of the 3d inst., writes as follows:
" Unequivocal signs of steady occu
pation pervade every department; bat
that of the navy just now is, perhap s
the busiest. The condition of the for.
eign relations has called Os bureau in
to uncommon vigor. - The sailing o
vessel after vessel ; the drafting of offi
cers ; the issuing of orders, and etukss 1
amount of important detail, afford rapid I
exercise to the hanitasked -faculties of
all concerned. The New Secretor.,
Bancroft, has taken hold of the helm
with a skillful and powerful grasp. llii
industry . knows no bounds. From'
eight in the morning, till late at night
often, he is at his post. The applirt
tion of the student has fitted him for the
indefatigable devotion necessary to the
man in office with duties so multifarious
and responsible. He despatches bun
nese with uncommon activity, and such
are his powers of concentratin, that
whilst indUlging in easy cony anon
11 .1. s
with his troops of visitors, he ex mines
documents, signs papers, and dictates
answers to his correspondents.- There
is no doubt that Mr. Bancroft will do
honor to the cabinet, and raise himself
in public estimation ; and it is well for
the country that we have a man in his
lofty place every way competent to its
requirements. Strange to say; that at a
moment when Washington seems aban
doned, 'that the White House should
wear so lively an aspect. Carriages are
driving in and out the day long, and its
doors - are ever thronged: President
Polk is eertainly nuch sought after, and
those who come have anything but con
osity for °their motive. Business, im
portant business, is engraved on their
grOve Countenances, which carefully read
means office, or good contracts. - Not
withstanding these intrusions, the Pres
ident is devoted to his officiaLtasks. !. He
vigils nothing without the strictest n
omination, and has frequently, to the
confusion of clerks, detected serious er
rors in the ;paper sent fur his signature.
On the engrossinS subject of our foreign
relations, lie app drs perfectly tranquil-
He,apprehends, it is said, no war with
Mexico, and rumor' says, there are steps
being taken that will reconcile that of
fended power, and put an end to all
troubles from that quarter. The coun
try will yet be surprised by the pru
dence and good judgment of the Nest
dent and Cabinet in their measures and
policy with Mexico. How our dispute
with England will end, no one can Jail
now predict. - The President is firin ,
but calm ; decided, but net m ooned'
afed. If England does not seek a war.
which is far from probable, it is pert/.
certain she will not be forced into any
guar grave alternative, by the impaled
rashness of the Executive.
".' In fine. the interest'
and honor
the country are safe in his hands. Theis
was a semi-officinl. reception fat " ea.
ing at the . White_House, which was . vell
attended. Several flreig
were present, and amongst others, I lIIs.
glad to see the able e presentstf te °I
Brazil. He remarked in conversation,
with some jocularityonl the extraordiar
ry ludicrous exaggeraticins of the eil l , i l
difficulty between ourlminister at Rio
Janeiro, and his government. The, ma ,:
ter has long since terminated sat.,isrin
rily to all parties, antl - Mr. Wise n' h i s
no manner cornprOmised himself °!,._
country. This is, of c6urse, 53,1,isia'10'
ry to both democrats and -Whigs. .
itil k ,