Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, July 30, 1845, Image 2

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Towanda, Wednesday, July op; 1t45,
ErePURSUANT to notice, the .Demoeitt" - .
Shoaling flommitte for Bradford County *tee
at the home of Ira IL Stephens in the, borough of !to.
vranda on Saturday the 26th insumt. . -•-
The Committee mortised by electing G. F. MASON
Cbsim3an, and V. B. Prot.srr Secretary, when on, too
non of D. Vanderenok Est, the following gentlemen
were appointed a Committee of vigilance for their Mitre
ti's townships, whose dety it is to call a meeting of the
democratic"citizins - of each election district on Saturday.
the 30th day of August neat, kir the purpose of choosin g
two delegates to represent said districts in a roomy con
vention to be holden at the Court Rouse in the Borough
of Towanda on Tuesday, the second day of September
.The Committee eamestly wee mmend that early notice
be given of the thne dnd place of holding the tewnship
meeting; .which ought. in all eases to be at :the most
convenient plea for general attendance. Ant father
your committee would strenuously urge upon .all good
democrats the importance of attending the printery meet=
inge, thus giving a faithful - representation of your demo.
eats in the' County Convention. The elective' offices
are important to the public interest. and if democrats will
give proper attention to the preliminary steps in organi
zing our party—we shall settle a ticket harmoniously at
September court, and rally to its support with that zeal,
with which the glorious democracy of obairadforti have
so often triumphed.
In conclusion, we would request the gentleman com
posing the committees to be active, and afford every fa
cility for a legitimate expression of the democracy—be
yourselvee present at the meetings and see that every
thing be conducted fairly.
Athens & Hoyt, L. H. Shemin.
Athens tp.-William Scott, Joseph Edminister.
Asylum-Edmund Horton. John F. Dodge.
Albany-George Miller, Minor Wilcox.
Armenia-Isaac Williams, Samuel Moore.
BurlingionL-Dayid Rom, Morgan' Dewitt.
Canton-Chas. Stockwell, John Vandyke.
Columbia-John H. Furman, Albion Budd. '
Durell-J. M. Bishop, James D. McCracken.
Pranklin-Stuart Smiley, Horace Nine/.
Granville-Sylvester Taylor. Lumen Putnam. ,
Herrick-John D. Squires, William Sill. • "
Leroy-Aaron knappc Horace Stone.. •
Litchfield-Reuben Parke, Samuel olcott.
Monroe-Beder Wood. Hiram Sweet.'
Orwell-Hanson Z. Frisbie, Edwin Olds.
Pike-Giles M. Dewolf, Judson Easterbrooke,
Rome-Arunah Wattles, John Voeght.
Ridgbury-Sturges Sluires, Mart A. Bort.
Standing Stone-G. A. Stephbns, Philetus D. Havens.
Smithfield-Truman M. Beach. C. E. Pierre.
South Creek-Eben Dunning; H. T. Thompson.
SpringfieldHirsm Spear, Thomas Sowed.
SheaheguixiDaniel Drink. Jeremiah. Kilmer. .
Springhill-Hairy Ackbi, Cyrus Shammy.
'fowanda - boro.-J. K. Smith, Luther W. Tiffany.
Towanda tp.-A. A. Mace, Dennis
Troy-L, Runyan, J. M. Shepard.
Ulster-Edward Mills. James Gonline.
Wyeulusing-Harry Elliott, S. W. Biles.
Wysor r -Stephen Strickland Ir., William tonight.
Wells-A. C.-Noble, P. R. Knapp:
Windham-William Russell, Abraham Dunham jr.
Warren-Wm. Chaffee-, James Bowen.
Hortictuz i c LTCOMING COUNTT.—We learn from
thetycoming Gazette, the particulars of a inostntrutioes
homicide . perpetrated in Nipprin/sa township, in -than
county, upon the person of John A. Stewart, by his
brother-hrlaw, John F. Hunt, of Lock .Haten, in the
ix= county. It appears that Hunt came to the real•
deuce of Stewart on.Satarday aftemonn, 19th inst., and
assisted him in pitching grain, and with the intention,
as all supposed, of staying all night. • The evening came
and passed off, in the most friendly manner, and the
family all retired to rest except Stewart, who remained
in contensatiirn with Hunt.
. .
At midnight, two young men came to Stewart's and
while they were op, Hunt left the house and proceeded
down the lane. Stewart came to the door, end wiled of
the young men, where Hunt was gone; went back to
the room, drew on his boots and followed. Thcir was
the last time be was seen by any.person but Hunt, until
he was found the next monaing..
His lifeless body was found Sunday morning in the
lane near his residence, with a singlewound in the left
breast penetrating to the heart, occasioned by a stab by
afrrge knife. He lay as he had fallen upon his face; his
right band was upon the wound, the left extended and
clenched. The wound tro the amface of the breast was
about two inches broad, having entirely severed the fifth
rib, and partly the sixth: There was, it appears, some
difficulty between the parties concerning the
of an old claiin.
Hunt was arrested, bound over, and is now in the jail
of lrycoming county awaiting his trial.
Daormancrness.—The attention of persons wishing
to pumas themselves of minimum, is directed to the ad
ilertisement of Mews. Fcleh & Fisher. They bearthe
bighest recommendations, and the specimens of their art,
Which are ethibited, show a high degree of perfection.
Their room is in Montage's building, (the one former.
lloccupied by U. Mercer, Esq.,) Where sperimene may
fie seem It is a capital chance for procuring a " coun
terfeit presentment" of the "Suntan face divine," on
reasonable term
Scrrxect of (ewer—This wretched criminal,
whose trial we noticed last week, has been ploied guilty
of murder in the in the first degree, and sentenced to be
hung, on Wednesday, the /oth of September next. Du•
ring the whole trial, sickening as its , deilikorere, the
prisoner manifested the same Mims, hardened appear•
epee, upon which even the sentence of death had no
ATTEMPT ♦t an advertisement in our
columns, it will be seen Chit a.v attempt was made to set
fire to Col. Kingsbery's office for purpose of eonsmn•
ing his Opus. The perpetrators of tliis attempt at in.
eendiarism deserve the severest punishment,. Ito good
could possi* have seemed to any personorkile CoL
K. would have sulTered an almost irreparable lass.
Amii-Staysar Alerrtss.—We are relator, to
state that the Rev. L, C. MattcCk, of PhiladelphMr dty,
mill lecture at the following places in this county : La
Maysville, August 4th; Towanda sth ; Standing Stone
6th ; Asylum 7th. The leaves will cementer at 2
o'clock, P.- M.: • • "
flesscaressewho receive their papers try the Fastens
tirtite Canton drivers, will bear in mind, that they tmn
receive them free from posiageivr the mail; thit that the
trouble of the driver will require the =se vairriwnsation
as heretofore. CouseqUently, those whe wish to receive
their papers in the mail, will please inform on
Mik. Boon'i knmites, Detrered se Catearr, on the
4th . of July last, ii published ire the oat 'Ale' of our p•
per flee week, We cheerfully { gm place for it, to the
eielesion:efedier matter, as it
.I",—erhat.tiehaTe' aeF
4iin4Ui of 114.. Adams, whirwai wotih
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Ca3rarratina Aso Cessna Ransom—The ere ,
P nee Paqies that6P ged_ isrMing the
rouoraor ume,t ..
usaidaige asd Coming Railroad have
pearly ccoplited thick arey.ald ,101 moos nuke , a its.
Pon. There.teemsto , beirzy: iseolabie hefiati on io r
the the faxibuiei et the 'ioject.
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StoekhoMai of this Compmy met at l'Inla&Ic
Phi. the trAinsta prientkrtiotirMlnd Polliiii&lf
t'' ..:.*liaiiiatitni of am, ("Om. : the pardeidart ft.
given. in the Philsielpitht :papa,. ;Mob Greer, of tilt
city; was appointed ChsinMin 1 . of the mockholdere met"
ilig,Mid G; Windodp Om'. eiNere-Yorlr.„,:i:
Neariirall the itockholders were mmeaentrid. -
The following gentlemen were elected Managers , al the
Company for the ensuing year, lit: Garrick Millery,
Ellihn Chimney and Jacob Grata of ihiladelphiel Geo.
M. Hollenback and John 1.. 'butler of Lucerne warty';
John tiptoe and Christopher I. Ward of Bradford . ;
Sherman D. Phelps.of Wyoming; Ifenlarniri Wawa
son and Daniel Tyke of- New Jeney; G. .Vilmbrop
Gray, Zebedee Cook, Jr. and Edward le fiddle of New
York city.
'lle Manager' saheequently triage the fotlawing or
ganization of their Boaro—Garriek Mallory, of Philadel
phis, President t. Zebedee Cook, of Piew York ciiy,Trer ,
surer and Seentary.
By .m advertise . ment is another column it will be seen
that an additional instalment of nine dollari a share. ms 7
king, together with what his already been paid onehure•
drat thousand dollars. is to be called for immediately,
and preparations made for commencing the work &spoon
as the requisite Surveys and examinations can be mai.
We trust that the most hicredulaus will now be"Nir
fled that this work is speedily in be prosecuted to com
pletion. We feel assured from the character of the
managers, there can not be the least doubt of it.
There is a rumor in circulation, that Wm. B. Foster,
jr., will be the Principal Engineer, in the construction
of the work; with what foundation, we know not.
Towasea Acsnant..--This institution. as will be
seen by our advertising columns, will commence another
Academical year on the first of September next. The
Academy be under the charge of Mr. J. C. Vaaosa.
cone, who combines much and varied scientific and
literary learning, with great experience as iteacher.
Under hisuoperrision, we predict prosperity for the in.
siltation and advancement in learning for his pupil*
Be will also be well sustained by other aid. Mr. J.
F. WOUTHIXO, who also comes highly recommended;
will be Assistant, and Miss S. F. Worraixo will have
charge of the Female Depariment. Miss %V. has been
engaged in teaching 'for some in this Borough, and with
great success. She is every way qualified for the task
she has undertaken. •
We hope soon to see the Towanda Academy resume
its once flourishing condition. There is no reason why
it should not he one of the first institutions in the State.
Located in a pleasant and healthy village; abounding
with delightful scenery; and every thing to make a re•
sidence agreeable ; conducted by experienced, competent
and obliging teachers, it combines all that is necessary
to make it a desirable school at which to place children.
ONIUT FII6 IN New Yona.—The pnwent year bag
been distinguished by the number of its fires, and the
cast fpnoont of property destroyed, New York city has
been visited by another tremendous conflagration, an at.
count of which will be found in another column.
The following is a list of the greatest losses which
have occurred this year, in the older of time. There are
multitude of smaller ones, which would wen the ag
gregate midi higher.
Loudon. (Conn.)
New York,
100 $2,000,000
BTATI LCSATIC—At the last session of the
Legislature, $115,000 was appropriated towards building
.a State Lunatic Asylem, and we see by the Proeeedinp
of a public meeting which has been published that the
people of Haniaborg are moving in favor of the pro.
The law requires that the building to be erected shall
he large enough to contain 250 inmates, and shall coat
$50,000. Some $3,000 have been already subscribed in
Harrisburg for the purchase of a farm for the site, and
thou $6,000 more will be required to secure the loadioti
in that county.
Miss D. Is Dix, through whose laudable efforts, the
law was passed, authorizing the establishment of the
Hospital, pledges herself to give $lO,OOO to the building
fund, as soon as ber terms are complied with.
Carr. Kt ors's Vasser..—lt is probably no news to
most of our readers, that some time ago a company was
formed in New York for the purpose of raising Capt.
Kidd's vessel and obtaining a vast amount of money sup.
poled to be contained in it. There was nothing to fear
from the ghosts of dead mot, murdered by the freebooter,
and placed to guard his treasure, for the vessel was sank
in deep water, in the Hudson river. Machinery being
inadequate to accomplish their ohject,they have enclosed
the wreck with a thick wall or darn, water tight, and are
now, by means of steam.pumps, throwing the water out
of the basin. In the first half hour, they lowered the
water four inches, and et that rate will soon decide wha
the, they have made or lost a fortune.
DROWNED AT CAPE. Mat.—John Tronbat, jr., of the
firm of AMbone & Tronbat, of Philadelphia, wu
drowned at Cape May, while bathing, on Wedisealay
morning, 16th inst. The deceased ventured a considers•
ble distance out, and it is thought' that a life preserver,
which he had provided himself with; slipped to his feeb
and threw his head beneath the surface of the water.—
About 8 o'clock in the evening of the acme day his body
wu recovered near the light house, and it was brought
to the city by the steamboat Portsmouth. This melan
choly &Stir has east a gloom over the Island.
LEMON COl7,Tlt B►N=,—Brother Collings, of the
Wilkes. Barre rarmeiir out against this institution. Ile
warns the public to be on their guard against loss from
its notes. The State Treasurer refuses to receive them,
and the Comndationem of Leghiqk county have given
notice that they will not be Maim& into the Trustily
of that county.
Tax Owes° Gszerre.--The his week's number of
this paper is issued tinder the supervision of Trernas
PEZINJOLL, Esq., u editor sod proprietor. Mr. P. has
had some corisiderible experience u en editor, end will
undoubtedly make the Gatttte'a valuable democratic
journal, worthy of mimic oe'r
A sus AND PATIONYne eritellpriging and
patriotic people of Philadelphia chi, desirous of erecting
• monument in honor of Weshington, hate been talking
of purchasing, Paul Dee k's shot tower, and converting it
into a morinaterit . in honer of thy Father of his . Coinstry.
The I/ 41 is PixTedY 11,21 ed ! . 7 w 4 41 of the Mem
BociusAs.,—The tumor of tiv intended teeignS.
tiros Of theSeetetery .of State,' we Otofitod to telititi
no nail', for int. foundation, ' The Woo einphaties . tly
Ofiltiolly'dentes if. Where never wet mater una•
nimiry in the I=ll6lll 4111;i:stain then ilt the Oesxit,
Names Cesioarrr.-.Thelgyomisi Reused seye
that throe has bent kik et that office, flathead ofs
karsthll4peri:edly reeerabpita kuty'e . e,
the thumb . end thar . ! Lepel behigt wthrety deidoisk -
- The Agiust sacrist,
Entry titian of Peinsylvania wOl 'Offers to earn
- diit the bided Oti tb.4sk of Pannsyhdrisicsfai nest"
edmitisigilbeintd. ; - `4llis heal been broughlf Mod by
the arm of 'ouslffate Treasurer, to whmer IMMO&
cil:*PeoPla * l ll4 7 11 1 3 Harrisburg Atgot i offibulk,
ihis tntifying Set in thelfollowiMg language
We gratified to Wing able to announce to our read..
els, that the August interest on the State debt of Penn.
sylvank will ber,promptly .Gnat credit is doe to
CoL Elsownts, the Slate Treaurer. Or his energy, Teal
and perseverance, in endeavoring .to sustain. the credit
and faith of the Commonwealth. It was anticipated
that this instalment of interest Would be mod difficult t
meet, as the new tax might slothe . collected end paid in.
to the Treadny. But thenks to the" patriotism of the
people. they have come. forward with a noble promPri.
lode in a sufficient number of counties, to enable the
WHOLE INTEREST to be Paid. We feel proud of
our own county of Dauphin, Whose Commissioners have. l
paid 820,000. Berks. honest old Berke, has paid more
$30,000. Good old Montgomery has paid her taro= '
and Lehigh have paid theirs. Adams, Erie,
Beaver, Fayette, Greene end Westmoreland, and we be.
Helve some others, hate nobly and patriotically paid their
whole tax. We are now out Of the Woods: We can
pry again in February, and from thence onward. Penn.
Sylvania was always honestlie never reptstfratedand
her people were always willing to pay any just tax to
sustain the faith and credit of fhb/Rate. If at any time
there was any Offering, it was 'not among the tax pay
en. Cringing and faithless legislators may have shrunk
from their duty, and thereby kought momentary disks.
nor upon the State, but the patriotic people have shown
that they ever have been willing and able to coed any
emergency which was demanded to sustain the honor of
the Commonwealth.
New 'roam ►an Eire Ritz, Rosti.--Mr. Hager,
ex-mayor of the city of New York, has been elected
President of the board of Directors, to Ell the vacancy
occasioned by the resignation of E. Lord Esq. We on.
- derstand that the resignation of Mr. Lord was aecompa•
pied by a positive pledge on the part of the StockhoWers,
that the required amount ($3,000,000, of stock should be
immediately taken up.
Mason's? To Geo. JACILIIIOI(The people of the
Monumental city have Grimed an assixiation, the object
of which is to erect • monument to Gen. Jackson. Dal.
imore is celebrated for he monuments.
Tex TUT* Teox►s P. Hues. of Wilkesbarre, we
team by the Advocate, has been tying plunk new&
meats on several hills of Mapes, the growth of which
were wooded'..
Led of apoplexy
sus he wu en industrious. weedy man, and has left a
wife and one child to mourn his kw.
Prraz .
while down
N. P. Wilms' health has improved since his arrival
In England. He has commenced his series °Omer, to
the New Minns.
Tits Swan COXIWITION for nominating • Canal
Commissioner, assembles at /halals:air on the 4th of
September nest.
PAY OF Pon MASTERII.-.-The UoioO. of
Thursday night. contains a long arguinent by
the Attorney General. It seems. from the
preliminary remarks in the official papers. that
the compensation to Postmasters and their de
puties allowed by the old law was a certain
per eentuth (from 30 perocent., to as low' u
eight per cent.) on the proceeds of each office,
together with the franking privilege. The pay
thus allowed, with the franking privilege, was
a very inadequate compensation for their 1..
borious and important services. The new
law made no alteration in their compensation.
unless it was done in the clauses making ap.
prupriations for the service of the department.
Congress foresaw that there would be a great
falling off in the revenue of the department.
and a corresponding diminution in the com
pensation of the postmasters, and made genet.-
, al appropriations, so as ttigivethe department
the same amount of money that had been ex
pended during the last year.
The question was soon presented to the
Postmaster General, whether any of the ma
ney thus appropriate&could be applied to the
payment of postmasters and their 'Clerks. as
other revenues of the department? And if so,
how much was to be paid. ' The Postmaster
General was very reluctant to place such a
construction upon the law, as would give hug.
power oveile compensation of fourteen thou
sand officers. Rut the necessity of the case
required something to be done. Postmasters
were resigning in such numbers, as to create
an apprehension that the public seriice would
be =Aerially injured, unless some further com
pensithon could be given them. it was cer
tain that, in some of the important Offices, the
postmaster would not only receive no compen
sation. but would be actually in tlebt some
hundreds of dollars at the end of each quarter,
if their pay were limited to the per 'eentum on
the postages. The Postmaster General sub
mitted the question to the Attorney': General,
who mimes to the conclusion, that the De
puty Postmaster should be paid al the last
111/MIMING IN Jesx.--In the Brooklyn Eagle
it is stated that during a recent pleasure excur
sion of the teachers of the Methodist Sunday
Schools, of that city, there was an unexpected
occurrence on board the boat, which produced
a decided sensation. In mere joke, as they
thought, gentlemen and lady, scarcely at all
acquainted with each othei.stood up and were
married—the whole servi ' e of the Episcopal
Church being gone through with by one of the
ministers on board. After the congratulations
were over. the lady thought it time that
: the
farce should end, when she was gravely in
formed that itewas no farce at all. The cler
gyman that would assist' in carrying on such
a joke, is certainly unfit for his station.
Lawn voa iris Aos.—There is a young
man growing in Limington, Me. He is nine
years old, weighs one hundred and fifty pounds
and is t very cheerful' little fellow• Hii fa
thee and mother are below the medium size.
He has been growing at this tremendous rate
for about.two years, withciet the aid'of electri
city, guano or any other artificial stimulant.
Diurnal' IN A cctocmr.--et ttle daughter of
President Totton. of Trinity College. Hart
ford. had her right arm so badly crushed, white
returning dome from a visit re friends in that
city. uto require its amputatium, ,
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MANtIitACTURLI or Prropottd. the
Gazette of that city uya.' are in b man linir
iabingtovilititio, and grdwirig ..satift oaprece
doorad rayrit' '- ' ". •
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Tint - Bniottotrr ttt NOa?tr 10anousa.--The
lostersbolg• Intelligences sta . ten that meal is ear.
tied into North Carolina • n inety miles by ran
o:lntl-4mA Wing tbs. sareutr of the drought
Opt Om seilla are suable 'to grind:
Treninaons Co - nflagration in N.York,
.77sree Huncfrect:Buildingelmrned—RookBS,
000,000 to .10,000,000 of Property de
etroyed—nimendous ,
out :Loss ofLife.
, The• New York 'Herald of Sunday says:—
The greatest, the most terrible fire that has oaf-
Cured in this City, since the great eiiiidagration
of December, 1835, has spread devastation
tbroogligut the-lower part of the city. Three
hundred buildings, according to the best calcula
tion, have been levelled , to the ground. Most of
them were large ' three, four and five story
houses, and occupied principally by importing
and other merchants. It is a close estimate to
let the lose, at from five - to ten millions of dol
This dreadful fire' broke out about three o'
clock yesterday umming,at N 0.34 New street,
about three doors from the earner of Exchange
Place, in a sperm oil store, belonging to 3. 1,.
Vendortn. It then spread to a chair factory,
the next door towards Exchange Place ; then
through to Broadatreet, andlto the corner of Ex
change Place, where it communicated to a build
ing occupied by Messrs. Crocker and Waren,
who either bad a large quantity of saltpetre on
storage, or some worse combusible material, for
in fifteen minutes after it caught fire, the whole
blew up with a tremendous explosion, carry
ing six or seven buildings with it, and shaking
the whole city like an earthquake. The con
cussion was so great as to smash more than
half a million panes of glass in the neigh
borhood, to the extent ofi2oo yards distant. Im
mediately after the explosion, fire was discov
ered at lout-different points. showing that the
entire block in the rear was in a complete blaze.
After this the fire spread down on both sides
of Broad street; thence through to Broadway,
taking both sides of. New street, including the
%V overly House, which is destroyed ; then down
Broadway towards the Bowling Green. On the
other side it extended to Wall Street, and it came
near reaching the magnificent Merchant's Ex
change before it could be stopped. Both aides
of Exchange Place between Broad and William
streets, and half way down to William, were
burned. The fire in Broad street, extended to
Beaver, through the latter to New street, both
sides of which are in ruins.
Inewercrs.—At the time of the first explo•
'ion took plea., a fireman belonging to Engine
Co. No. 22, standing on the roof of a house next
to the explosion, was blown, as we are assured
by the Foreman of the company, two whole
squares before touching the ground. lie esca
ped with a sprained ankle.
The, Bay House. Clifton Hotel, and all the
houses on Staten Island, a distance, some of
them of eleven miles, were made to tremble by
the explosion in Broad street. The report was
so loud that it was thought to be an earthquake.
All the books and valuable papers of Reiss, Bro.
theta & Co., and all those of Bird. Gillilan dt
Co,, 52 Exchange Place are saved. The store
and goods valued at two hundred thousand del
la'', all insured, are destroyed.
The sidewalk. in front of Old Trinity is filled
with a bulwark of beds, bureaus, chests, tables,
kettles, clocks, sauce-pans, portraits, vases, grid
irons, easy chairs, meal bags, counter-panes, po
tatoes, and evey thing else that was ever seen or
heard of.
The Broad street hotel, corner of Pearl street,
was on fire and the top was damaged. The
loss of the building would be deeply regretted,
as it is a building memorable in olden time. It
was here that Gen. Washington took his leave
of the army. which is so touchingly described
by Marshall. When he called his comrades in
arms to him, and after filling a glass of wine,
with tears bade them farewell, and after embra
cing each. left the city in r. boat then waiting at
Whitehall for mount Vernon.
The terror and alarm was so great that the
boarders, and many of the females, half dressed,
fled in fright from the %Viverly House the mo
ment that pile of buildings took. fire. Many of
them sought shelter in the City and Croton Ho
tels, and at our Office. All escaped in safety ;
some, however. lost their luggage.
Dr. Buckelew's Drug Store in Broadway is
entirely consumed, with its contents. We re
gret to hear that he is greatly injured by the ex
plosion. His arm was broken and his bead
bruised. It is feared his wounds will prove fa
tal. He has been removed to his house, No. 9
Clinton street Brooklyn.
A melanchdly and truly distressing scene
took place at No. 10 Greenwich street. M. Hen
ry, son ofJohn Carey, died ot Consumption while
the fire was raging, and while the flames were
spreading to such an extent that it was supposed
that the house in which he was might be con
sumed. Death, however, came, and his body,
wrapped in his bed clothes, was immediately re
moved to a place of safety.
Mr Moore, of the Croton Hotel, hearing that
there were some poor families made houseless
by the fire, loaded a cart with provisions, and
sent the grateful - and timely relief to hundreds,
who, exhausted and fasting, would but for this
have suffered from hunger, perhaps starvation.
The Battery and all lower pans of Broadway
are literally filled and piled up with goods and
furniture. It is a most extraordinary spectacle
to see seven acres covered with goods.
A fireman, apparently in the agonies of death,
is lying on the steps of the Bank of Commerce,
surrounded by physicians and friends. Nei
ther hie name nor the cause of the accident
could be ascertrined.
The elegant mansions on the Bowling Green,
it is believed, will be saved, although the fire has
goner below them on Whitehall street.
The Bowling Green is filled with engines
and fireman. The streams of water sent from
the hose and pipes into the surrounding flames,
present a most singular contrast to the Fountain,.
that usually adorns that beautiful spot.
The Philadelphia Hotel, at the comer of Bea
er and Broad streets, presented a sublime sight.
The ivhole seven stories were wrapped in flames
al one moment. The sides being stone, it pre.
sented the appearance cfa volcano. The flames,
ascending upwards, from the centre to an im
mense height, while the fire, pouring out from
every window on its four sides. gare it a grand
and majestic appearance.
is used by people in hot weather, compared
with that required at a cooler tenteratere. may
be seen by the report of the Croton Water
Works, at Mt! York. The average consump
tion of the city of New York; . is stated by the .
Superintendents' of the' Water Works to be
5.000,000 gallons per day, and the capacity
of the bltinch pipe ,which now biings the wa
ter over the Harlem river, le 15;000,000 gal
lons 01 daY. This whole quantity of 15,000,-
000 gallons has noronly been used during the
hot, weather. but drafti in addition Made upon
the kelvins loppfrat the'reiervoirs. When
the us tis completed over the high bridge,
the supply, !will be unlimited.
Tug Elm:Naas of a student 'ar • Dickinson
COlfete..earliste,•are *ll6 iter annum. -
Arrival of the Steamship Brit
-The Steamship Britannia arrived at
on Saturday;' with fifteen days later new
There is sin 'active demand in flit ';
market; and the sales have been large.:
The weatherhas been turntable; si
:crops - are
The Produce market maintains a 6fsl ap
pearance. .
The American - provision trade is dull.
.American securities, in consequence of the
efforts made-by the State of Pennsylvania to
pay its embus, tune gone up.
The 4Enerican Provision trade has been dull
of late the amount of business transacted be
ing.considerably under the average. Beef has
been in, limited request, and the same remark
will-apply to Pork and Lard. Cheese. how-
ever, of a good quality, has maintained previ
ous rates. but the bulk of the steek is of an in
description. A glance at our market re
turns will chow the current rates:
The iron trade is somewhat unsettled, but
fair rates are demanded and'maintained.
A large failure has taken place in this town
during the 'Week, and rumor, with her hupdred
tongues, is making free with the names of
others. .In such a business, where the specu
lation has been so enormous, it is impossible
to say what a day may bring forth.
The creditable exertions which the citizens '
of Philadelphia are making to susiain--,or,
more strictly 'speaking, perhaps, to regain
their credit in England—has had a tendency.
not only to improve that description of stock,
but also American securities in general. Penns
sylvania stock is now quoted at 67.
lifiLsisn.—Dreadful conflict and loss of
life.:- - Tbe accounts from this unhappy coun
try are.Nnid indeed. Her four and a half mil
liOne_of paupers are in a most deplorable and
alarming state of want and criminal excitement.
Disputes. assassinations; and murders in open
day,_ are among the reported incidents of the
A magistrate returning from church, with
his children in the gig with him. was recently
shot ; and though the murderer scarcely hur
ried his movement at all, yet such is the sym
pathy of the peasantry with criminals of this
description, that all attempts to discover him
have proved unsuccessful.
Bat all this is trifling, compared with the
account of a recent conflict between the Police
and a body of peasants assembled at a Fair, in
a place called Ballinhassing, about seven miles
from Cork.
It seems from this account, written on the
spot. under date.of July 2d, that at the annual
Fair held in the village of Ballinhassing. on
the 30th of June, a small body of armed police
men attended as usual, to preserve order. At
the close of the Fair a quarrel and a fight be
gan between 'two individuals, in which others
soon engaged.
The Police interfered and arrested one of
the ringleaders. As' they. were leading him
away, They perceived symptoms among the
crowd of an intention to rescue the prisoner.
and heard the cry in Irish—" Don't let him
go with them!" They, therefore, retired to a
low, slated house which was near by. The
mob immediately followed, and began to throw
The police then,fired on their assailants.—
This exasperated them the more ; and they
began to break in the roof. Thia produced a
fresh volley from the police, and with deadly
aim. After firing on the mob several times,
with fatal effdct, the people fled, and the po
lice retired to their barracks.
The result of all this was, that six persons
were killed and twenty-five wounded—some
it is feared mortally ; the country around was
in a high state of excitement. and a considera
ble body of the Police were wider arms to
preserve the peace.
MISCELLANEOOS.—Mr. Everett, the Ameri
can Minister has been delivering an address
before the British Agricultural Association at
The Journal des Debates contains an ac
count of the Russian Count Apraxin, his wife
and children, being burned in vengeance by
their infuriated serfs. He treated his &order
ers, it is said, with unheardof cruelty, and the
terrible retaliation is therefore!he less surpris
The United Service Gazette states that in
consequence of the massacre of the crew ofthe
Wasp, on the coast of Africa, it has been de
termined to give no quarter to slavers offering
the slightest resistance.
The German booksellers talk of opening
establishments in the United States, to protect
themselves against what they consider the
literary piracies which exist there.
It is said that the Wesleyan Methodists of
Great Britain are about to disown any connec
tion with those of the United States who are
slaveholders. •
man Killed.—On Saturday night last, a num
ber of persons proceeded to the house of a Mr.
Seavey,• in East Kingston, N H.. and made
an assault upon it with stones. During the
affray, a stone from one of the party struck the
head of the wife of Seavey, w hich fractured her
skull in three places, and from the effect of
which she almost immediately died. It is
supposed that the cause of the attack was that
the character of the house was somewhat doubt
ful. Of course that was a sufgeient reason for
a band of rowdies to assault it and murder one
of its. occupantai The authorities took a differ
ent view of the case and actually arrested the
persons engaged in the transaction:
h RAN IN THE ROOM.—A lady from Bos
ton, with her daughters, arrived at Albany re
cently for Saratoga. During the night the
room occupied by them was entered by some
of the " fancy," and jewelry and other valua
ble, taken to a considerable amount. The
thiewas a considerate mnn, for he left al! the
clothing of the ladies, and took only what he
considered the superfluities. • A - fashionable
rogue has been- arrested at Albany, but as he
was connected with a gang, and the property
has not been found, conviction is difficult, al
though his guilt is undoubted. What must
have been the sensation of the - ladies in the
morning. when they discovered that a man had
been in their room undiscovered!
DEBTATTCTIVe STORM.—On Wellnesttay last.
a most deitructiie storm occurred in Bedmin
titer township. Bucks county. - The wind blew
With great violence, arid the rain fell' in torrents;
orchards were uprooted , and the trees other
wiseinjured, the lencre.raaed to their foun
dation:ll small buildings were thrown "overand
broken to pieces,the corn and oats -Were pros
trated to. the earth., the contents of several
stacks and barracks were' scattered. to' 'the
winds.; -
Late from Me
'he intemal con l dttion of Afetieo is in
state' of','disorder. 1 Every arrival from
country brings us an account of another
vine hivingsebel o led against the eonstiti
authorities and ov rthrown the regular got
ment. :New Orleans papers of the'2d join
bring tam account from Tobasco, whi c h i
followed the examyle of California, and a l
thrown the Cent r al -System. Bat few
timbre, have been received; but; from ale '
it is believed thatj the garrison at 'Fobi
headed, by General Martinez and eater
Idontero and Bruin), had declared. in favor
the federal governinent, and for the authority
that figured in l 24, with the exception t
Santa Anna, who ut down said system at th l
tithe. . They wer - successfuLin the mecum
meeting with little or no opposition.
people remained quiet, - but, the commt
community were dissatisfied with the mot
ment, fearful of he consequences, and of t
losses they might.ustain. .
From these - rep ated revoke in Mexico,,
is evident that the grivernment of that conany
has enough to synod to settle its Mimi
disorders. What a condition is she in to mili g
tear upon the United States ? And how loaf
would such a. war last, broken, disorganize
and all parts of the country ready for revolt!
I otton
• HORRIBLE STOR.—A n application was L
last week to the New York Courtof Chance
for a divorce, and {he petition of the wife di
closed some of the most extraordinary. as Ira
as the most revoltTg, eerie! of facts eve': et
mined to any civ I tribunal. . The appliman
was married at Charleiton, S. C., in thespna t
of the present ye r. Her maiden name was
Albertana Hamad, nd the man she united her.
self to was called Francis M—. immediate.
lv after their maaj i riage, they stalled for New
York, and at the first populous city they reach.
ed the bride was ordered-to prostitute herteli
in order that she and her husband might lire.
As she at first refused, he threatened to boa
her, but did not tat that time carry out ha
threats, because lac happened to make a raise
by falsely representing himself to an Odd Fel
lows' Lodge as a distressed member of that
fraternity, travellial g to New York for wort.
On their arrival at Philadelphia, however, the
woman says he ac t ually accompanied her into
the streets and intfoduced gentlemen to her, i
and also took lodg nga for her in a brothel in
that city. At the atter end of June they ar
at New Yor , and he took lodgings for i
,1 / 3
his wife at a hous of the same kind. and, u
she alleges, actual y resorted to force to com•
pel the unfortonat creature to pursue such a -.
loathsome puisuit for his support. She thee
complained to the police, and the husband was ,
arrested fur an as atilt and. held to bail, and
her extraordinary tatement attracting the al-
tention of a mem er of the bar, he inquired :
into the truth of h r story, and took the necer 1
sary steps to have such-a mercenary marriage
disolved. The tiomanls described as young
and pretty.—Balt pore Sun.
the projector or th,
out some few wee I
survey the' route.
who accompanies
Prairie du Chien
" Front Milwau
miles, across a tho
prairie and oak o
ingly fertile, and t
oats, and potatoes I
main, better than
of Wisconsin thr.
most in a state of
and 30 miles a da
man hrbitation ;
dwelling, we gene
two or three day's
where we could a.
lodgings fit for ho.
For most of,,.th!
camped at night i
our blankets; and
man of city breedi
habits, knows null
sleep, a clear hea
villainous appetitel
wandered over th
encamped every
cooked his game,
the rich vegetatio
has tried this, ma
know what sound'
FIRE IN BoumrrEn.—A very' destructive
fire broke out in Rochestenon Tuesday even
ing in the cabinea shop of R. Bell in Front
street. The flames spread with great rapidity
and could not be I got under before 20 or 25
buildings. shops,- stores, &c., were destroyed.
(The loss is estimated at about $30,000, of
which $t2,000 is insured. When the fire
commenced, the Most - of the firemen were ri
the Carthage landing, about two and a half
miles from the city, whither they had gone to
receive the Toronto firemen who were making
a visit to Rochesuir. They, however, return
ed as soon as the
i lr were notified of the ells •
tence of a Ere, a il by rheil manful exertions
arrested the progress of the flames. The
e of St. Paul's church, a very lofty spire,
ca fire from ttie sparks and it was 05110-
guis ed with muili difficulty. The Arcade
teas 'also at one time in much danger: -For
tutrately the aiewas calm, otherwise the con
sequences might have been much more disas
trous. The origin of the fire is amystery.
ROAD.—Thomas Wallace, a boy about twelve
years of age, NVa run over and killed by the
taansportation cara t belonging to the 4 o'clock
train from New York yesterday afternoon. This
boy stood on the platform at the Centre street,
stopping place. -- and when the passenger can
passed he sprang down upon the track to see the
effect produced upon a pin which he had placed
on the rail, withou observing the close approach
of the transportation. ears which had just been
detached, and were running towards-the turnout.
The consequence was that his bead was crush•
ed. in an instant from hut body.—Newark
l l'
—Arrangements etween New York and this
city are recorded' in the New York Tribune. It
says, the poststhrougb the city are t 9 be twent!
feet in height; sixty miles.of. the wire fat this
telegraph is already finished. The Boston and
•New York line will probably be the• first corm
pleted, as Fromemi has been liberally, seeynded
by Boston erpitallini, and.the work is to be ri•
gorously pushed. A meeting was held in IN•
ca yestenlay for n eking final arrangements • for
extending the line{ to Buffafo—East of that, to
Boston, things being already definitely 'fixed.
Southwardly tlieni is no-progress.. The initial
atrangements for_ troseeuting the work Noel,-
from New Orlean liars fallen through. '
`co--Another Revolution.
PEDMON.-Mr. Whitney,
c railroad to the Pacific, set
lis ago, on au expedition to
A citizen of Rochester,
he expedition, _writes from
• n the 3d inst. as follows :
•te, we took a course of 250
,st beautiful country, magi , /
. I ssenings ; the soil- is exceed
tte few crops of wheat, corn,
which we saw, were in the
fn our State. The portion
ough which we passed. is
nature ; we often traveled 20
Twithout seeing a single he.
hen we did happen upon a
ally ((mod it, after the first
travel, to be a filthy. bond,
'lain neither refreshment nor
man beings. .
b way to this place, we en•
. the open air, and slept in
permit me to tell you thou
g. and raised in luxurious
1 the luxury of good sound
.th in the morning, and most
Iduringihe day, until he has
e vast prairies of the West,
lnight, killed, dressed and
and then made his bed on
of the prairie. A man who
with some face pretend to
sleepis." •