Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, May 28, 1845, Image 2
REPORTER -: Wedneiday, 14y 25,1545► The Office of the Bradford Re porter has been removed to Col. Means' Brick Store, (up stairs,) entrance on the North aide: EXTRACIRDIXARY EFFECTS OF LIGHT , NING.—Un Tuesday of last week, as a thunder storm was passing over a porz non of Leroy township, in this county ; the lightning struck, the chtcnney of Mr. l'erley Morse's tavern house and knOcked off some half dozen brick. It is 'supposed, the electric fluid descend ed the chimney and stove pipe, as its effects are next visible on the floor in the Bar-room near the stove ; where •it appears .to have struck; tearing up a I . ,irge splinter the joint between two boards, and passing ,through in an oh liq-ne direction it entered the cellar wall shattering . it considerably. Its course was traced downward on the back side of the wall, to within alibut eighteen inches of the bottom where it again Caine out of the wall shattering the stones in its course. ,It then struck a barrel of beef which stood near the Wall, and dashed it to pieces, scattering the beef and fragments of the barrel in various di rections. Palsing directly through the -beef-barrel, it knocked in the entire head of a 'Whiskey barrel, which lay on its side with .the head near the beef barrel, and partly filled with liquor, and from the other head of which. Mr. Morse's .son, a young man 18 or 20 years old was, at the moment drawing or rather hail drawn it, and was in the act of turning it through a tunnel into a glass bottle. The lightning knocked the head of the barrel next the young man partly out, dashed the glass bottle which he held in his hand into a thousand fragments—striking the young man on both legs above the knee; passed down his legs, marking its course by singeing and blistering the skin, it passed out .at the toes of his boots, tearing them asunder. The Young man was knocked down and stunned, though not seriously injured. Near where he stood a mark on the ground is visible, as if a pick had been struck into it, which is the last trace of the effects of the fluid. There were, lathe time, some half dozen . glas tumblers standing on the counter of the Bar in the room where the effects of the lightning are first visi- Ade—they were all prostrated on their sides with the tops or mouth pointing towards the stove pipe or place where the lightning is supposed to have enter ed the room. Strange as the above account may seem to the incredulous, it may be re lied on as strictly correct. We visted the place on Friday last, saw the fin: meats of the barrels and bottle, and ob tained the detaili from Kt. Morse hint= self—whose- word is not to be question , ed. A MAD BULL irtv TILE STREETS.----We learn from the True Sun, that on Tues day noon a mad bull ran up Greenwich street, N. Y., and thence towardsVal ker street, and while in full and furious headway rushed over several persons : one man being tossed on his horns into a store and receiving considerable inju ry. From Walker he went to Orange street, and thence the Centre Market. The butchers. set their dogs on him; three or four of which were disabled in the conflict. A nother, however, seized him, and kept hold until the aninaal reached Elizabeth street. A negro here caught him by the tail, when as sistance coming up the bull was cap tuied and knocked in the head. PENNSYLVANIAIRON onas.—Prom the Harritiburg Argus, we learn that the anthracite furnace of Messrs. D. R. Porter and Michael Burke, recently erected near that town, is almost ready to commence operations. Iris intended to make four thousand tons of iron an nually, and to consume twelve thousand tons of anthracite coal, twelve thousand tons of iron ore, and four thousand tons of limestone, in producing that quanti ty of iron. The new rolling Mill of the Messrs, Pratts, in the neighbor ' hood of the same place, wilt soon be in e^—ation. Pestructive Fire in Allgilany City. The Morning Post Extra, of, May 17.. says, ...The most destructive fire that has occurred in this neighborhood for many years—except the conflagra tion of the 10th of April---took place in Allegheny city been 12 and 1 o'clock this morning. We . were informed that it originated in one of the large Canal- Warehouses, and no doubt irentertain sd but it is the work of an incendiary. 'Before it could be errested the fol lowing buildings were totally destroy- 1 ed _ . r - P. Graft's Canal Warehouse, Union lIETI Wallingford and Taylor's. Al'Fadden & Co:, Reliance Line. Bingham's, Bingham's Line. • There was an immense quantity of Goods in all these houses, consisting of Produce from the West and Groceries and Dry Goods from the East. The piles of Tobacco, Bacon, Coffee, Dry Goods, &c. that lay . snietildering in the ruins, presented a lamentable spectacle this morning. _ Many of the . merchants who were burnt out on the 10th of April, sustain ed a heavy loss by this fire also, as they had large stocks of Goods in these Warehouses ; just received from the East, and not haring any regular place of business, they kept them stored in the Forwarding Houses. In consequence of the late hour at which the fire occurred, but few per sons were on the ground until it was beyond human effort to subdue it, and but a very small portion of the moveable property was saved. Three or four Section boats that were lying in the Canal, close to the Ware houses, were burnt before they could be removed. It is a fortunate circum sfance for the canal lines, that the wa ter will be let into the Aqueduct in a few days, and as they all have ware houses on this side, their forwarding business will not be interrupted. We learn that' many of the Books and papers of the Forwarding men have been destroyed. We observed several of the Iron Safes lying among the ruins broken to pieces. THE EARTHQUAKE IF MONTREAL...-- A correspondent of the New t ork Com mercial, writing from Montreal, under date of the 2d in - k. says—" On Tues day we experienced a smart shock of an earthquake, which had the effect of shaking us up a little. It occurred at about half past four o'clock in the after noon, and was felt principally in the suburbs. The concussion lasted about a second, and was sufficiently strong to cause houses to vibrate sensibly, and throw down heavy articles of furniture. The s h ock was felt in several- other places at the same time. At Cote St. Paul, mar this city, it was much more severe, and continued half a minute.— It was also observed at William Henry, forty-fiie miles distant from here; where goods, &c., were thrown down from Ishelves. Several accidents occurred in consequence ; it is said that a person crossing the rivet at the time in a small boat was thrown into the water by the concussion, and that a short distance from the city a dwelling house sank several feet in the earth. The shock was much more violent than that whieh occurred on the 29th of last Noveni- FAMION VICTORIOUS.—The race over the Long island course, between Fash ion and Jeannette, came off en Saturday, in the midst of a pelting rain, and a slough of mud. Fashion triumphed with ease, making the first four miles in 8,38, and the second in 8,48; IRON ORE AT NORTHOMDERLAND.- The people of Northumberland have discovered a bed of Iron ore in the ridge immediately, in the rear of their Bo rough. We learn that some capitalists have it in contemplation to erect Iron works at that point, which is a most desirable one. DEATH OF HON. JOON GILMORE. The Hon. Jahn Gilmore. formerly State Treasurer of this State, and for some years a member of Congress, died at his residence Butler, on. the 11th inst., in the 65th year of his age. Wor.vss.—An lowa editor acknow ledges the receipt of Congressional docurnen4 " in Advance of the pail," in consequence of a flock of wolves and an old , she-bear chasing the post-rider across the- prairies. New "fork and. JP...rim.ltaliroad... The Legislatitre of the State of New York having passed the bill releasing the N. Y.' and Erie Railroad from the pay ment• of , the loan of $3,000,000, there seems now to be no doubt of the speedy completion of the Road. The Owego Gazette speaks _ thus encouragingly there ought no - longer to be a doubt as to the speedy construction of the road ; and, yet, there are , thosetwho are still faiddesS and unbelieving. 'For our own part, we, hesitate not to give; it as our decided opinion, that the Stock of the company will be immediately taken, and the work- at once be resumed and prosecuted to completion. This opinion, isbased upon the most authentic inform-. ion wehave been able toprocure, as well as upon the great inducements held out to capitalists to subscribe to its stock, in view of the importance of the work to the city of New York and the whole range of country through which it .pas tes, and its entire certainty ultimately to become a source of profitable income to s owners. We fell, then, justified in speakingnot only encouragingly, but confidently up on,this subject. We believe the sus pense which has so long hung over the people and weighed so heavily upon the interests - of the southern Tier," is well nigh removed, and that a brighter day is dawning upon us. A few weeks more 'and we expect to be able to-announce to' our readers that the requisite amount of stock has been taken, and to speak defi nitely as to the letting of the work, and the commencement of operations. It must, of course, require some little time for the company to. consumate their ar• rangements under the recent law, pre paratory to putting the work under con tract, -but that they will be successful and that the N. Y. & Erie Railroad will be.completed without unreasonable de lay, we see 'no ground whatever to doubt." DARING Ronnewv.—From the Bing hamton Conner, we learn that on Sun day night, 18th inst., the house of Mr. Thomas White, in Conklin, about three and a half miles east of that village,3vas broken into and robbed of about $4OO in cash and a quantity of valuable pa pers. The burglars were evidently acquainted with the premises, as they made their attack directly upon the un occupied room containing Mr. NV's desk and papers, etecting an entrance by cutting out a portion of a window. They seem to have made short work with the desk ; and taking out the draw ers they proceeded to the bank of the river near by, where they rifled them, possessing themselves of the cash and scattering and wantonly destroying the papers. On Monday, three individuals, viz': Peter Shear, an old offender, Mor decai Corsaw and Charlei Coon were arrested in this village on suspicion, and are now, in jail. Coon, who is the ymingest of : them and has formerly liv• ed with White, has, we are - informed, made a partial confession ; admitting that he told Shear and Corsaw, where White kept his money, and went with them on the night of the robbery to the vicinity of Mr. W's house, but denies that he received any share of the plun der. The three individuals above mention ed have been bound over to the next Court, in bonds of $lOOO each. THE NEXT CoNonnss.—The elec tion in Virginia brings up the number of members chosen for the next Con gress to 163, of which 58 are Whigs, 99 are Democrats, and 6 Nativists.— There are 58 more members to be elec ted, in Maryland, North Carbline, In diana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida, and a vacancy to • be filled in each of the States of Maine, Massachusetts and New Hamp shire. DISCOVERY OF ANCIENT TREASURE. The Macon (Geo.) Messenger gives an account of the discovery of hidden trea sure to the amount of forty-five thou sand dollars in Tatnal county, in that State. The discoverer, on blowing up the root of a tree, discovered three dol lars, and on digiging deeper succeeded in exhuming the above large amount.— The money was found on the land of 'Mrs. Gray, a widow, in needy circum stances. NEW IRON WORKS 1N PENNSYLVANIA. —We learn -from the .Clarion-Demo crat that six new furnaces in Clarion county, Pennsylvania, and three in Venango, have lately gong into opera tion. STILL LATER rrioit on dates to the Bth inst. have heen re- ceived. Alajot 'Donelion, the- United States Charge, has : .returned to the United States. Gen, Houston, with his wife and son, arrived at Galveston on the 3d inst., from his farm on the Trinity. He pro posed to visit the seat of Government of Texas, and will then come at once' to the United States, he being eitrernely solicitous to see Gen. Jackson once again before the death of the latter, which appears so imminent. He yields to Annexation as a matter of necessity, if not of choice. Mr. Wickliffe, the ex-Postmaster General, was at Galveston on the 7th instant. Commodore More has involved him self in a controversy with Gen. Hems ton, and publishes an address to the people of Texas, in which he exposes his grounds of dissatisfaction with the ex-President. lie enclosed a copy of ' this address.to the ex-President, threat ening to follow it up with other ex posures, until he can receive personal satisfaction for the injuries which he thinks himself to have received• The Picayune says , : " There is no limit to the enthusiasm of the people of Texas in regard -to Annexation., The only trouble with then appears to be, whether to meet in Convention and form a Constitution for .• the State of Texas" prior or subse quent to the meeting of Congress. This is a fertile theme for the several editors. To show the disposition of the Presi dent of Texas, we make a short extract from the Morning Star of the 3d init., published at Houston : We rejoice to say that we have the Most positive evidence that the Presi dent and a majority of the members of his Cabinet are anxious to act with the utmost harmony with the people, and will cordially co-operate with them in their efforts to consummate this great measure at the earliest practicable pe riod." The Hon. E. Allen, the acting Secre tary of State, arrived at Houston -on the 22d ult. The Telegraph assures us that he is an ardent friend of Annexa tion, and is desirous that the great measure should be consummated at the earliest practicable period." The papers contain ample reports of public meetings declarative of the feel ings of the - people in regard to Annexa tion. There is no occasion to give these reports, so nearly unanimous are the sentiments of the whole country.— The Texans already regard themselves as part and-parcel of the United States, and, proud of the Union, are only im patient that any delays should be inter posed to its completion. Even the pa pers opposed to Annexation but insinu ate their objections ; they see that it must lake place, and refrain from any open resistance of it. If we can judge from the tone of the press, and from verbal communications, not all the di plomatic resources of the world can sway at all the general mind of Texas. The_ papers have some rumors of disaffection to the Mexican Government in some of her Northern Departments. The •wish may he father to the thought" in, this case. We have probably as late advises here as to the movements of .Gen. Arista as have been received in Texas." THE NEW POET OFFICE BALANCE. The! U. S. Journal informs us that the Postmaster General has selected from a vast number of models, after patient and careful investigation, the balance of Messrs. Stephenson, 1-loward. : - & Da vis, of Boston. It is as simple lisFair banks' small balance, very much like it in principle and appearance, and so graduated as to stand unmoved when a half ounce letter is placed upon it, but kicks the beam when a straw is added to it. SOMETIME LIRE SETTLERIL.---T he Buffalo Commercial gives an account of a family of Aliens who were on their way. to settle in Wisconsin, where they are to found a village called Allen vil lage, in Walworth county. There are three generatimis numbering 112 souls, of whom 50 are now on their way to be quickly followed by the rest. A SOFT BASIS.—The Cashier of the Bank of St. Clair, Michigan, is redeem ing the bills with pine lumber, at par. Some of the• advocates of a paper re presentative as_money, because of its being 'convenient to carry. would be puzzled to dispose of a cart load o. change of this species, D'iaTti REUBEN M. WILITNEY. , -- We learn from the U. S. Journal, that Reuben M. Whitney, Esq., who has held a conspicuous position in the poli tical World for many years, died in Washington, on Thursday morning, in the 57th ve:ir of his age. *en's tram all Nations. The .; Michigan Farmer says,: the wheat crop has not been mush injured by the exposure to frost the_past win ter& It anticipates a _good crop. The books of the Collector at this place, says the Pittsburg Post show that the -business doing on our Main Line far exceeds that of any former season. Mr. Clay has sent from Ashland, Ky., recently, 10.138 pounds of - hemp. to New Orleans, to be shipped from thence to New York. At Columbia, S. C., on the Bth inst. the editor of the South Carolinian ate ripe peaches grown in the open air there this sea-. son. Late accounts- from Jamaica, Trinidad, and Barbadoes speak favora bly of the Condition of the growing su gar crops. Among the passengers in the Hibernia, was Mr. Rives of Virginia, late Secretary of Legation at' London, which appointment he has re signed.—The black tongue, or what is termed by Prof. Dunglison the .‘ black tongue (evil.," is prevailing to a considerable extent in Raleigh N. C. and the surrounding country. .--The tolls received on the North Branch Ca nal for the month of April, 1945, amounted to $5,132 83,-Last year for the same monte, $2,759 38 ; being an increase of $2,373 45.—The twenty eighth anniversary of the New York Sunday School Union, was celebrated in that city on Tuesday 13th inst-- Major Polk, U. S Charges. to Naples sailed from New York on the 16th inst. in the packet ship Yorkshire.—Two gentlemen of New Orleans, who had prepared to fight a duel were arrested on the 3d inst.—one held to bail, and the other put in prison, because he would not give security.—The Sari ta Fe traders at St. Louis, Mobile are afraid to risk sending their goods pur chased by them to their usual destina- tion in the present precarious situation of our Mexican relation. The New York Post says It •is true, as we learn from undoubted authority,, that the war clause has been inserted in the English policies of insurance.'- 7 4--- 'The Courier des Etas Unis states that Messrs. Buchanan and Bancroft, are jointly preparing an elaborate defence of the American claim to Oregon. Rev. John Pierpont, pastcr of the Hol- is st. church, Boston, delivered 1»s farewell sermon on Sunday' afternoon, dissolving his connection with that bo-' dy, over which he has been settled nearly twenty-seven 'years.—Cassius M. Clay is about to publish a paper at Lexington, for the purpose of advoca ting the gradual abolition of slavery in Kentucity.:—Mr. George Q. Pome roy, heretofore a highly respdCtable merchant of Cleveland, Ohio, recently drew a draft of $5,000, upon a 'house in New York, and then forged'its ac ceptance by that house. It has been ascertained also, that Mr. P.'is the pet son who perpetrated the $12,000 fraud uon the Phrenix Bank of Hartford. 30,000 cigars were seized at Boston on Friday week, for violation of the re venue law.—Out of more 'than 100 iron safes exposed to the fire in Pitts burg, , not one of them saved even sil ver from melting. Baltimore has now 100 churches, of which 32 are Methodist Episcopal, 13 Presbyterian, 11 Catholic, 10 Protestant Episcopal, 0 Baptist, 7 Lutheran.-- - --The expense of traveling from New York to Cincin nati is now about $25, time required, five days. -----A young girl, named Ann Mason, took poison at Pittsburg last - Week. A short time previous to her death she had been robbed of $OO, the result of years of laborious toil. 46,650,000 pounds of lead were ship ped from .Galena, during the past year. —On the 25th ult. the wife _of Geo. Duffle, of Jefferson, Ohio, bore four living daughters. One has died.—A man named Butler murdered his son-in law named Leary, in Livingston county, N. Y., a short time since; by running a fork into his eye, penetrating the brain..---There is a .manufactory in Connecticut, where two and a half tons of pins are made in a week.—Wm. L. Marcy, the present Secretary r of War, captured the first British , standard that was taken during the lastwar.-4 ballot was found in the bo* at a town ship electiOn, endorsed No sehnle Tacks."—Mi. Jared Wells, ofl3atli, Ohio, has a cow that has given birth to seten calves in one year.—The Swallow has at length been raised and towed on the slats. The Pittsburg fund atnmiro; ft% titan LI" Oar Claim to Oregon. Great Britian claims, without res urra. tion"., - all. the territory north ofihe bid river. and with coal right in emi. gate, that river. It is .said that she 11, offered to make that river the hounda between the two Governments : , T his claim, if allowgd by the United St% would take fall one half of the Oregon perhaps more. To this, our ea ultr will never accede. During the discus. sions in thepapers and in Congress, ou title to the 49th parallel was eensidere, valid and-.unquestionable. The American title rests e pon.th. strong and acknowledged right at kiii e " ery. Captain Gray, of Boston, yea 1'792, in the ship Columbia, clot, ed for the first time the great river Oregon, which he named after hitthi p the Columbia. and to this dry A that and _no other name. This is ti some moment , as there is a I,w of n tions which reads thus Th e nat ,,, which discovers and enters the mow' of a river, by implication discovers whole cruntry watered by it." hi Vir tue of this discovery, the Columbia r a t lev belongs to the United States against England. As if to perf ect 0 „ title, it is not denied that Lewi s at. Clark and Wallamette rivers, its intim, ries, whichApread through ail Orem: were first explored by Americans by ih expedition.. sent out by the Americ a , Congress at the suggestion of Jefferson under the Captains Lewis and (1.k6 !'here was as much minutcne•a and fullness in their discoveries Which gi the !lightest authenticity to a title fin it ed upon a prior discovery. Oregon is &so our=, by purchase (i 1819) from Spain undcniably the fir disc-mercy and occupant of the (;o:, even as far north as the 55th paralh In 1819, Spain, for a cons.idetation $5,000,000 ceded to the United Stab Florida, anti also all her rights, title am claim to all territory on the Pacific cm, north of the 42d parallel of latitude. The only circumstance calculated weaken the perfectness of the U. sht,.; title, is the well known Nolots- a -s„ .: contest (in 1789) which terminated la convention between England alai sp u i. in the year 1790, some twenty Nenisl-e• fore our purchase from Spam, ano Tsui which conditions our title is undi u t il i L t. ly clogged. The terms of that convent:a have been the source of infinite dispior. After an examination of the tem:: of ti,r treaty—the debates in the Encrl 5h Par:ll. went when the treats - was ' latt‘ 6eior. that body—the contemporaneous ar6 in relation to the surrender ot the glish possesions on Nootka Sound. u had been seized by Spain—winch sr.:- tender, by the way, an English histor,. an, Beisham, insists was never mad.— the whole convention seems to be resnit• ed into a joint occupancy nn ti.e par. , 1 Englishmen and Spaniards for comae:. dal purposes. Such a one now and has existed for twenty-seven between' C. Britain and the United its in relation' to the very same Terri: , Yet we doubt whether our considers that we virlied in the le:?.! ultimate title to the Oregon, hy that )(..: occupancy. Applying, the p 0: pie to the convention het WM and Spain, and die conviction u that the title was left in a l ß viinei. tii ' determined by subsequent a : J.- • The follow;ng is a clear .sunim American title : 1. Discovery of the mouth of bra river by Capt. Gray, of Boston, ao ing the name of his vessel to thw. 2. The discovery of the head ol f! same river by Lewis and Clads, uno.kr the authority of the United States. 3. The settlement of Astoria tta , !! the auspices of Mr. Astor, an Aincr ,- ..i • naturalized citizen. 4. The treaty of 1803 with the Env republic. 5. The treaty of Spain of 1819, tt. , - qttired rights of Spain to land no"'' of 42 degrees beyond the Rocky mou-:.• tains. 6. The Nootka Sound contest*Pt' between England and Spain. 7. The treaty of Utrecht (1763? 14-- tween France and England, sett • daries—this settlement becoming ow'. as the successor of France in that parr , : her dominions. B. The treaty of Ghent, ( 1815 - ) restor ing Astoria to the United States as Amer can property. 9.. Americo citizens were once in stile possession of the Columbia river region. Even should the Nootka Sound Cc!: vention be constricted a cession of uric and sovereignty to England on the FA of Spain, it only applies to die pbc, named therein, and those are sitt?atenoft of 49th parallel of latitude. It is Nt: l remarked, " Not an inch of soil, m valley of the Columbia and its tril)ll..T ries Were included in the provision` t" • the convention of 1790." Se'" ! ' Nootka Sound allparties in -this try concur that our title is " clea r " 1 ' unquestionable." And there is tlot. ll '`'„ remotest probability that o ur rop , e ever consent to surrender an ac re : Though (Ms question is evw c/l at 't' surrounded With complicated diflicin and embdirassments, growing loot small degree out of the joint oceerat,',D' we have the hope that it will he ' eu r, peaceably, honorably and satis den allacterti under the auspices of our Pres' his -able Secretary of State. f DIVIDINO TUI MrIIIODI ST —The Rev. Dr. Bascom has come to with a book in favor of the separniiini of the Methodist Church, with reference ;" swoLnrn Vortiori n2=M:l 1 C grltc"