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E. 0. GOODRICH, EDITOR.
Towanda, 'Wednesday, April 4, 1549.
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SOrtit Braiselt C.D.I.
ify the proceedings of the Legislature, ‘ve learn
that the bill to eomplete the North Branch canal
was relicd up on third reading, in the House, by
Mr. Little, on Thursday last.
Mr. Walters moved ttit the House resolve itself
into a Committee of the*.ix , hole, for the purpose of
considering a sobstinne, which he offered, which'
yrrovides for the negotiation of a loan, bearing inte
rest at six per rent. per annum.
Mr. Schoonover moved to amend the motion, so
that the House go into CoMmittee of the Whole,
for the propose of considering an amendment pro
•iding for a loan at six per cent. interest, of '5),600,
000, to complete the North Branch canal and avoid
the Scimylkill Inclined plane, and for the sale of
that part of the columbia Railroad used by the
Reading Railroad company, for a sum not less than
The amendment was negatived—yeas 15, nay's
The motion recurring on the motion of Mr %Cal•
'era, Mr. 'V. spoke in favor of hie motion.
M►. Meek offered to amend,dre motion so as tp
consider an amendment to the bill providing that
the question of the completion of the North Branch
shall be submitted to the people, which wan not
agreed to—yeas 17, nays 61.
The motion of Mr. Walters was then negatived
—yeas 31, nays .52.
The previous question was then called, and the
call sustained. The main question being on the
final passage of the bill, it was lost by the follow.
Teas—Messrs. Ball, Biddle, Carl, Cornyn, Diehl,
Duncan, Emery, Wm. grans, renlon, Pishrr, Ful
ler, Grittioger, Henszey, Herring, Hortz, Hower,
Little John M'Kee. M'Laughlin, Martin, Noble.
Pratt, Roseberry, Rutherfcrd, Hyman, sharp R. R.
Smith, &lively. Steel, Stockwell, Stntzman,Swartz
welder G. T. Thorn. Wattlei—SL
Nays—Messrs., Bent, Bloom, Bole, 8011. Cort,
Eshleman, David Evans, Henry 8. Evans, Fansold,
Fegely, Gordon, Hampson, Kirk, Klotz, Laird, Lam
berton. Laubach, Lewis, Long, AcCalmont, &Mart
ney, 114*Colloch, Haab M'Kee, M'Sherry, Marx,
Meek, Miller, Morrison, Myers. Nickleson, Pearce,
Porter, Redick, Robb,
,Roberts, Seibert, Shaffner,
Smith, Solider, Stabbs; Taggart, Walters, Wilcox,
Williams, Witner, Zerbey, Packer, Speaker-47.
The vote as analyzed stande politically as follows:
Teas-28 Whigs, 4 Democrats, and 2 Natives;
Nsy&-9' Whigs, 37 Democrats, mill I Native
Absent or not voting—S Whigs, 2 Natives, and 9
Democrats. The Whig, delegations of Chester,De•
!aware and Adams voted entire against the . bill, and
also three of the five Lancaster,delepoion, and one
of the two Whigs from Franklin. The I emocrats
who voted for the bill were the two members from
Bradford, one from Wyoming ; and one from York
This, we suppose, Pnrls the project of comple
ting the North Manch canal by allowing the issue
of small notes. The interest it was intended to
propitiate, was "in at the death," and assisted to
close its eyes far its last sleep, , We do not regret
that our currency is not to be debased by such an
issue, while we lament the failure of our favorite
measure. Our 'Representatives, in stippoiting a
bill which contained so many repugnant gestures,
have but wielded to the intense and universal wish
of their constituency, to leave nothing undone to.
wards effecting the completion of the North Branch
.e-waiving their private feelings, at the bidding of
those whom they were Beni to represent—a duty
which all servants of,the people ewe au their mas
We hope that the general feeling of friendship
which exists everywhere for the completion of the
North Branch will yet lead to the adoption of some
measure which will not cause the hopes of the
North to be again deferred.
We ontienannt the* the Legislature have passed
the law anthorizing a review of the County , seat of
Sullivan, and appoutting Commissioners to make
the review. imam limn, Esq, Hon. 14'sr.leseur,
and Hon. JouN H. BrtoottEln, are the Commissiou
N• Judge Yet.
At our latest advices, no appoiirtment bed been
made of a President Judge fur this District. Judge
CONTIMIIAM . II commission expired some days ago ;
so we are without a Judge, i while the regular term
of Court for Luzerne, commenced on Monday last_
" MISERY LOV F.S COM PAN v."—Some of our broth.
ten of the Press, who have been most egregiously
swindled by Signor D'Alvear, Weisselnotl,
ate endeavoring to derive . connotation from 'the fact
that the hoaxed are a numerous company. Our
verdict is, cl Sarver] you all right!" We were tried
on, a another of times ; but we would n't bite at
tha " Geldemeter," and Dr. Weisselholl's indecent
advertisement we wouhl not insult our patrons by
sending into their Eimilits.
We must confess we admire the cool impudence
of our friends of the Eadon "tress and the Clinton
Democrat, in saying that they have received. their
pay from the Signor. That'n one way of " emerg.
log tram a dilemma."
'Monti thteet.icr, on his retnrn,from Washing
tisri, addressed a letter to his constituents, which
he concludes by requesting the public hereafter to
rettiember that he is " simply Horace Greeley?'
Harlbe " simple HoraceGreeley,"—in view of
his brief Congressional career, we have no ilonbt
lit viirici eat nstinest would have beets heeded.
Smote Destu.-1-Herny Haldeman, F.sq., of
Lancaster canath-srae found deadiiatis bed en the
teeming of the Stet flog, at Mt - brother Jacob M.
Haidenneassmiikkees in ilanisberg,L. t •
bed in his usual health and cheerfainest. •
What other Faiths Thflak.
,TheAPll4l lo e ' . IePVW:r . 1
to fitta from 9# lid ''.Ne ~.„: .tlig, Go
ort* in 114aclelp On c. 4 , viteel 1 4 71
Bilic b C• . ,1: and I ': - ;;;41# 1 : Jul o
31*yring cticitisiv 7 tha it • -or mon ittot
teen ecutiakiell, urn - 4m &imp eh e the tabs
of forming correct . lodgment, of bele.; favorable
toctbe•North.Brimich-Cratal-. - --,..--tt,
Oar neighbor seem to have just awoke to the
importance of the completion of this eagles but
moat probably, his sympathy extends no farther than
the Governor a, who, white be recommends it in his
annual message, exerted, all his influence to defeat
It in the Legislature: • • —' ' '
Tax Sown lisslica.—The bill for the extension
strike North Dranels-4Atual n as= defeated in - the
House, on Thursday, by a vote of 39 to 46. It had
Hall's odious small tote ainendment attached to its
skirts, and we don't wonder that it lost itishead. with
such an abominable tail dangling on behind. Elev
en Whigs dodged the question, not daring to rote
for another batch of shin plasters Only four Dem
ocrats voted in favor of it. It is to be regretted that
a bill possessing such merits as (his obe, should
fall on account of the reckless determination of the
Whigs to fasten to it one of their darling projects.
The Itessiebturg Keystone.
In the last number of this paper Inure. Mtu.rat
makes his bow to the public, as one o 4 its pmplie
tors, and the rolitical editor. His salutatory is long,
find ably wriren. The Keystone under his-charge .
wil. undoubtedly be well edited.
In speaking of the North Branch, Mr. Miller says:
" In relation! to the completion of the North Branch
canal, and the avoidance. of the inclined plane at
Philadelphia, it may be truly said they are both
objects of real merit. The completion of the canal
would undoubtedly soon increase the revenue far
above the interest on the sum requisite to be bor
rowed for that purpose. But why not pass the rev
enue bills which h'ave "been before the house of
representatives during the last and presentsessions,
and which, ureording to the report of the state treas
urer, and auditor general, would add to the reven
ee between two and three hundred thousand dollars
annually ' rather than attempt to coax .a loan
fmm the banks by granting them the privilege to
issue small bills, and in case of refusal, to force
them into the measere by inflicting a penalty in
the form of increased taxation I The-revenue bills
which have been proposed are admitted to be just
and would not be onerous to any portion of the
community. Were .the relief issue in eircelation,
funded, the SLIM now applied annually to theit can
cellation, together with the increased revenue to
be derived from the passage of the bills alluded to,
would be adequate to the completion of the canal
within the coming three Tears."
One of the many vexations to which Printers are
subject, is the game practiced on them by those
dishonest scamps, who after taking a paper for
years, suddenly quit the country, without paying
the Printer, or even apparently bestowing a thought
upon him. Such conduct is highly •disreptutable,
and is coital lered, we believe prima facia evidence
of fraud. Two or three such cases have occurred
to us lately and hereafter, as well in self defence,
as to guard others from similar deception, we shall
publish the names of such absnneing defaulters as
0::-,r- Apprehensions are entertained that ftk.mtv
E.seNvirixe, of this place, was one of the passengers
on the ill fated Floridian ; whose shipwreck on the
coast of England, and the loss of every soul on
board, with the exception of three, we published
last week. • ?lr. E. was an indir-trions and worthy
mechanic, and his loss would be universally de
plored. Being on a visit to his Fatherland, it is
fared that the time of the vessel's leaving Antwerp,
and the immediate vicinity of that port, agreeing
with his previous arrangements, make it highly
probable that he embraced the opportunity to return.
SUICIDE - Win. ifaikins, an aged citizen of Athens
tp., committed suicide on Sunday morning last, by
hanging himself. We have not learned the cause.
We 'would respectfully ask of Justices of the
Peace, while holding Inquests, to send us the par
fielders of the occurrence, and the verdict of the Jo
ry, that we msy be able to givc authentic iuforma•
►ion in regard to such unfortunate anairs.
E. G. Cse..tcasrr, late Democratic Senator from
the district composed of the county of Washington,
in this state, died at Washingt, on borough, on Tues
DnOwsen.—A man named Manier, from &Inaba
wain, was drowned at Nanticoke dam, one day last
ACCIDENT TO THE, CALIFORXIANS.--Me re.ret to
learn that the California companies from Ithaca and
Aufmro, who left this place with their equipage on
two arks and a raft, clown the Susquehanna, Friday
momtng last, met with a sad accident at Nanticoke
Dam, env miles below Wilkesharre, late in the at
ternoon of Saturday. 'The raft was run against the
outside hutment of the chute and swinging round
towards the shore broke in two, the severed plat
forms being drawn svrittly through, Mr. J. Gates,
of the Auburn company, was thrown from the raft
and drowned ; while another man saved himself by
jawing on to the hutment, where upon a spot on
covered by the water, riot over four feet square he
was obliged to remain until Sunday morning—some
twelve hours before ho could g et off, when another
rah coming afoug he jut Oped aoard and made his
escape from his perilous and uncomfortable 'Ana:
(ion, after a night of intense su ff ering in body and
mind Both companies lost from .4300 to 6400
. property. Had the rah, swung out into
the river woad have been swept over the dam,
and most of those on Nand must have aimed the
fate of the unfortunate Gales.
We have no certain information whether the Pi
lot, John Dritmrn, was in any way_ blamable fur this
accident, though his 'nerrgable qualities are not
spoken of in thernost flatterim terms.
• The Auburn company took avanal boat these
' mainder of the distance to Grequ'a Dam, after the
ARRIVAL OT Two Vesszta AT BOSTOO RtTn CALP
TORNIA Got.o.—On Thursday last the ship Tzar ay.
rived at *mon, from the Sandwich Islands, with
seventeen ha:2s.l'nd parcels containing California
gold consigned to different peisons in that city.—
the Traveller says—this gold, we team, cost more
than $75,000 at San Francisco ' and is probably over
$305,000. The skip Cr = Ki er arrived the same
day, from ,Valparaiso, brings $55,000 in gold—S33 2 ,
On consigned to Henry Melina, *and 22,000 to A.
Tun FSANICUN Co. (4).oam:ff.—The orbital.
,opaMoteri to orxemine into the dillicelty be.
tween the Commireioners of Franklin Co: eed the
late Tfeasurer, have 'ftwaidea ttilitto to the 'County'
which:TM bd iolloOted from it* Tressumesesonr:.
. • . - ,
CLAI tn it) iultheis at ifie gieaj
Arieulteral and - ireitieulemil Aar to tirzbettl-er
Cioeistualteeitt SAIL •• 4 7 --.: • - •
Less of C.L Fremont's' Party I
r n 4. . fillill - Stutta Fe, to Fe as been"
.e , Ilnderndence, Misse a gi. put Ae•
9. :t in lo letter from T w re : •
. ' - poi :-; aving been so - re, thiu
Ctl. ;re ,_ Willie passing ih , of n iq
,mo . ,:: 'no tw o t rem a x t 130 mules • onOniglo
- ."' ft . ,he came to this-dithel'oie6n
that it was impossible to proceed further and final.
v .etatched, th ree men to seek the nearest set-
• - ntfixdciiiriiiiioi: -- 111istraskii nit - amain;
ing in leerily days ' Colonel Fremont started him
self for Taos, distant 350 mks *hers beards's(' in
nine days. Major Beale immediately despatched
a pety of Dragoons with mules and provialtma, to
reliever Col Freiiplili . 6 Mell.' r • i
Col. Premed, though 'much ereaciated and Worn
out . hy_ anxiety and dearivations. to which be had
'Seen suqeeted, 'himself seirmiliimied the deign, ons.
The sufferings of the party are represented to
have been-so very ttreat, that they were even re.
dOced to the extremity of (Seal erns the bodies
of their comrades.
Mr. Green, who brought this news ter ftidepen
deuce, left S anta Fe several days slier its publica.
Later reports say that all of Col. Fremont par.
ty perished except himself, and be is badly frost
Our correspondent at Independence expressed
doubts as to the correctness of this news, but we do
not see with what reason.
&ater tram Col. Fremont—glare Arrival at
Banta Ire—Loss of Elevat Nen.
We have receivett'itews from Santa Fe to the
25th of February. Col. Fremont had arrived there
on his way to California, taking Cook's mute. Ile
Lost eleven men on the rnoutuaM, from the severity
of the weather. We have only three of the names
—Wise, of St. Louis, and King and Preuss, of
Washite4ton. Tne came of- the latter will be re
collected as havina been frequently mentioned by
Col. Fremont in the narrative of his first etpedi
Col. Fremont did not reach the top of the moon•
tains from the vicinity of which the last accounts
received by Col Benton left him. He was compell
ed to retire to the valley, where the snow fell to
the depth of thirty or forty feet covering up all his
outfit and killing all his mules. He then left the
valley, and make his way through the hills, from
whence he sent out a party to obtain relief and re•
tun► within a stated period. Not doing so Col.
Fremont started after and overtook them in six (lays.
He finally reached Taos, and the survivors of his
patty having assistance, also arrived at that point.
After they had sufficiently recovered from the fa
tigues they bad undergone, Cot. Fremont was sup
plied with another outfit by the Quartermaster and
Commissiary, and he resumed his route to Califor
Lient Beall wag 'last heard from at &wore°. He
was getting on without difficult 7, and will probably
be in California within thirty days.
EXctosant AND Fran.--Loess or Lirs.--We gave,
by a telegvapli f a few days since, a brief notice of
the explosion of a boiler in the cotton factory of
Messrs. File, at Alleghany, Pa., on Monday last.
The Pittsburg Despatch gives the following addi
The boiler being blown' out of its place, threw
down the walls of the factory, as also those of the
wollen canting establishment adjoining, belonging
to Mayor Jonathan Bush, and the building imme
diately took fire. Between twenty and twenty
five persons, it is estimated, were engaged in the
two establishments whertuhe explosion occurred.
Six cif the number are ascertained to have been
killed. The mere cinders of three human beings
have been taken from the ruins, in a condition too
horrible for description, and a fourth person, Wm.
Bell, was burnt to ashes in the basement of the
cotton tactory ila is said to have been cut into by
the exploded boiler. James File, his daughter and
sister, and Miss Stately, were among the lost. Mr.
Wm. Bell was a nephew of the Messrs. Fife. In
addition to the killed, six or eight persons were in
jured, more or less several, by burning, scalding,
&c. All, it is hoped will recover.
Some of the wounded were drsaged out from
positions of eminent peril. One of the Misses Fife
(who escaped) states that she was in the upper
story of the factory when the explosion occurred,
and was blown out to the ground ; she received no
injnry. Andrew rife, the eldest of the brothers ;
being entangled among the ruins, his ' brother Da
.vid, while aiding in his rescue, was struck by the
falling of a wall. Both were badly injured.
Four or five dwellings, the property of Airs. Mc-
Gonnigie, were also consumed.
The boiler was thrown a considerable distance
from its resting place ; both heads were blown en
tirely out—one ,driven east, the other west-300
feet or more apart. The boiler was a large cytin•
der of thirty-six inches diameter, and is said to have
been before exploded on a steamboat. It is the
opinion of engineers, however, that the accident
was the result, not of defect in the metal, but of de
ficiency of water—generating combustible explo
sive gas. •
Tim Froon.—The river below is represented to
have commenced a serious overflow, having broken
through the levee in numerous places In convey
elation with a gentleman from New-Orleans, arrived
last evening he states that almost entire country
west of the Mississippi, for 25 or 301 mites into the
interior; is under water, from neat Point Chicot
down to the Red River, embracing the south-eas
tern part m Arkansas and the contignous portions
of Upper Louisiana. Gen Taylor's plantation is re
presented to be entirely under.water. Tt e steamer
Bulletin, in a fog, went over the levee below Ba
ton Rouge and when the fog cleared off, she found
hTtself making a beautiful excursion over a cotton
plantation and had put back to the place where she
left the regclar cluumelot the river. The Arkansas
is said to be on the rise. The same may be said
oldie rivensabote rt. 4. A gentleman from lowa
represented the Des - Itioines and other rivers in the
interior of that State as just beginning to swell their
usual Spring floods. It is but very lately the snows
of the upper rigions of the Mississippi have com
menced to thaw, and should this tha be - rapid,
wid accompanied with frequent and warm rains, the
flood at this place will be tremendoos.• We should
not be astonished it it came up to the high-water
mark of 1844. We have lipptshended awned ing
of this ever since we became aware of the im
mense snow that have covered the earth above and
north of the boundaties of this State.—sl.. Louis
Union, 15th. •
NARROW Escirc.-lAss Friday .afternoon, a aim
of Elder A. L Poit, of this village, some to or 12
years old, fell trout an ark into the river and barely
escaped drowing. A number of arks were bein o ,,
battled up to the lumber yard preparatory to howl
ing. and this boy, who, with several others had
got aboard is attempting to jump from one to ano
ther fell, and was carried swiftly under one of them
by the current, to the no small alarm °ribose pres
ent. Happily,. however he was washeil quietly
through the lower enti , of the ark—which was
some 60 hi length,—and rescued by the men
j us t is tints t,hiin, from being carried
a second one go Gazette..
Homicies BY A hILTUODIBT Abirunita.—We are
informed that a serious rencontie occurred on Fri-
day last, near Sandy Hill, Worcester county, Md.
A dispute arose between Thumbs J. Burrows, a
member of the Philadelphia Conference, and James
B. A. Bishop, about tiornet , businem affair. A (par
te' ensued and Burrows, in a 6.t0l passion, drew a
pistol anitshot Bishop, who lived but a few mir.-
utetti after. Burrows gas lodged in jail, and the
letil mimed a great sensation at Sandy Hit!
The Mr. Bishop shot wasthb brother 'el the Bev.
Wm. Bishop, of the Philadelphisiconce;ence.
was a tartnar.aed„abont 2 7„yeans of age. The affair
is a Most unfortunate occurrence fotall parties coo.
'Porsox*—Mr. isuii;.s Soldier, residing near
niintifkille"Tria., - died Tram poiton few days, itg,o.
end MY iiifiritiekieetteiovetted be tar alailie phut:
inteisifriiq it-to hi".•
fr ,„ i
„pt.. fplimkinVstrhetts frotKa which has
ir n f ' fished 41 , for Liiiblioltion ' Main shine in
t ' particulars : i-? , fr , , - t.',
7 4- ti.:„, : cilia , . it - c _
i , Paps jt willi t infetest u till,now .: 4 1,4w`,c0f.
to it t l i i s n t esidt e lgtnr. col . * is bliirTl
ed.nr m . led— WherAvanted for-ate, a lade
is placed on 'a flat strut, and rolled with another
stone, somewhat resemblin g in shape all old.fash.
'jeered rolling pWrt, With th ese implements thereof--
tee is powdered very tine, when it is put into a ket
doe:fluffing water., When it begins to boil, a lit
tle native sugar is poured into it. After boiling two
or three minutes it is ready to drink s and better
coffee J never tasted. . The cha rg e is a mall°,
or Ave cents a cup. if You drink Milk, thet price
dot bles. Spirituous liquors are found at almost
every ranchero; the charge is the same as for cof
lee. Boiled rice, green corn, and bread of a toter.
able quality may bb enumerated arnoit" the eata
bles to be obtained on the passage. Jerked beef
may be obtained also, but it is not fit for a white
1 man to eat, unless he be on the point of starvation."
Sr. Louts, nirch 30
A PANAMA BREAKFANZ
it Breakfast we get about 10 o'clock A. M. and
served ep in good style." It consists of omelettes.
boifed.eggn, beef steaka, fried plantains, chopped
beef, bread and coffee. At 7 o'clock we are served
wi'h bread and coffee; to a . breakfast ; at SP. M.
a capital' dinner of fowls, game, soups, oranges, and
bananas, &c. &c. The citylproper, that is, within
the walls, is built ehtnely of stone and back. The
streetriare narrow and paved.-=•The_houses are built
with porches overhanging the side-walks, making
a convenient shade for those who choose to walk
out in the middle of the day: The houses are
mostly three stories high; the tower stories are used
for 'stores and halls in which (hails) mules are clov
en while loading and unloading. For comfort and
convenience the houses are not excelled. They
are not handsome nor convenient, but somewhat
stocked with fleas."
" There is a park or playa about the centre of the
eTty ; the most of the promenading, is done on the
ramparts of the southern wail. On here are mount
eil tome of the finest brass cannon I ever saw. Here ,
too may be seen the City_ Arsenal and soldier's
barracks —lt is arousing to see the soldiers drill in
the Arsenal•Yani. The unitorms are meant to be
white cotton trowsers and frock-coats of, the same
colored material, with blue cloth capitrimmed with
red flannel. They all, with the exception of offi
cers, go barefooted. When matching they go al
most on a run, with their arms swinging so jar as
to hit the ones ahead in the back and those behind
right iit the bread-basket."
,"I see a great deal of gambling done here by
natives and Americans. There are in town a great
many New. York blacklegs. Faro-tables are plenty
enough and seem to be thronged with customers.
Billiard ealoons'are here too and roulette tables ;
anything in fact to carry on the damning •ice of
gambling- The shops in town are universally kept
by women and I entertain myself by walking
around and dropping into the ships ogling the pret
ty black-eyed Senoritas. .1 dowt 'us true make
much headway in eonvereation, but yet it seems to
make some sport for them to hear me attempt it."
Tenon IN - ruf: It.t.tNors.—The Illinois River is
Mill rising rapidly. A telegraphic dispatch was re
ceived at Peoria on Monday morning, stating that
the large three-story stone warehouse of Messrs.
Beebe & Brewster of Peru, had fallen down. Ii
stood immediately at the steamboat landing ; and
the water rose so high as to urdermineits founda
tion and cause it to tumble down. It was erected
last year at a cost of $7.000 0rt48,000. Two scare
houses belonginr , to Mr. Tompkins at Cepparas
Creek, also fell d own a few days since and another
is only prevented from following suit by , the im
mense quantity of grain stowed in.it which holds it
down. The water is higher at Peru and Peoria, by
18 inches than it was during them - eat 1141 of 184-i
—the greatest in the memory of tie "oldest inhabi
tant ", The citizens of Peoria are seriously alarm
ed for the safety of their bridge. Already has it
been shocked by the- huge masses of ice that have
rushed, against it floatin,g down from the lake.—
Business is very rr och impeded all along the river
and. at some points it lias been entirety suspended
it being utterly impossible for the merchants of the
interior towns toltave their produce conveyed from
the bluffs to the landing, or their merchandise
broeght from the warehouse to their stores ; and
the prospect for a speedy improvement of the des
astrous state of things is indeed gloomy in the ea
treme.—St Louis limon, 15.
•_ INMAN IICIIDERS.7 i/
. A rorrespotident of the Al
Beak fmm Grand Rapids, Wisconsin. March
2,%says: Three bloody murders were committed
here a few days since, in a drunken row between
a band of Pottaavattomies, and some of the Men
ornonies living here. Two Pettawattomies, a
squaw and a warrior, and one young Menomonie
were the victims. I went over to camp immediate
ly after the performance. The Pottawatomies
were piled up in one corner of the Wigwam, with
out any more ceremony than a crimple of dead dogs
would deserve—while the Menomonie was care
tufty laid out, and surrounded by "any quantity"
of squaws, in every stage of drunkenness, making
the wilderness reecho 1116 the most infernal how •
ling that ever sounded in the eats of any white
man. The slaughtered Indiana were boried two or
three.days afterward. I. is considered a matter of
very little account here—hard' - worth mentioning
4.1311T0RT4 Wr TO CA Esnnitssr-rs.—We learn
frorirthe Courier that Mr. Wm. 'Stewart,
who is attached to a company forming in Louisville
for California, has returned from a picneer trip to
Independence, Missouri. He says that mules and
everything else desired by the emigrant are more
plenty and cheaper at Independence than et •anv
other point along the Missouri River. Mules can
be purchased at prices ranging from a 5 to .573 per
head. and cattle at $l5 per rm.r or yoke. These
are cheap rates, as the cost ohransportation, &c. is
eared. At Lexington, Mo. specidators were ()Hying
up mules at 375. Com is , scarce, and commands
50 cents per bushel. Great numbers of M • ricer,
mules were arriving at Independence.
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-A FALL AND MIRALIMOUS EfICAPEr—Ont Saturday
afternoon, Charles, aged about six month; son of
Mr. James Collins, Thames-at fel, from the dormer
window of his father's horse to the pavement be
low, in the back yard, a distance of forty two 'feet,
and strange to say, not a bone was broken, and he
is now doing well. In the fall he struck the spout.
ing of a back building, about twenty three feet from
the pavement, and bent it ecmsiderably. His escape
from instant:mei:Ma death is most remarkable.—
Balt. Sun, 26t11.
ANOTII ER Cary AgSE.—Tne Rama Rogue Adrocate
says Mate crevasse has taken place in the " Grand
Levee," near the mouth of Red River, which is
spreading desnuctiou and ruin in its course. By
this crevasse it is supposed that all the country in
the • Pinyon Grosse Tete region will be inundated.
BABA & Tirass HOW.= Bestir:Dl—Thai barn of
William Hewitt : , four miles-from this village on !ht.
Ithaca Ee Owego Turnpike, with all• its contents--
lath/ding three horses--wa* destroyed by fire on
Sunday night last f Mr, Hewitt is the keeper of
the Gate HiLl House and one of the horses we on
derstaml? bellowed to a traveller wholail put up
for the inglit.—Owego Gaiette.
Ausuairr.—Ou Thaniday Ina a young lad, abow
9 years of age, son of Thomas Brayton,
Rail Road Coritractor, had his thigh broken by the
trarffot a band car, while playing Upon the rail
road trash': We learn that the littler sufferer iti
deing.as well as can beespeowd,uutler the eineurn.
staneet.—Dspori4 Courier, March 30..
Corms FACTORY I)I2STRPV ET.---Gelll Wrootherure
Union CbitereVartory, at tiftsbutg.-u-sta destroyed
breteledWethistkluTnightlast. • The•toss is selry
heavy: - Nefires•kost.- • s • , -
New blextco.--Gen. Lane, in a letter from Santa
Fe to the Indiana Sentinel, speaks of the country as
5t ....-- . rz- fn. - - - 7 , ?,
Fotratillg piattoses, the canna,/ ' t.kfindlAin
"the Arid, wt at itiost that I have Ore sort.
**unto -. oft ttpleitibeep and goats, c SW, re '_
end itleske*peuwit than in any mid Apar abaft-
Iry. Wornc.,, - -ivheitt oats, fruits and k '
nitWearilik tpt:i*p in great abantAttogi; tiiiiig
_only necessary to ditch in tot many acres as mny be
proper or convenient. Break up the ground and.
plant or ocnr.- . ond a Flootitotliorr*stio **Miff fobtr
realizod. Withiw sixty miles of this place I met
with a Frenchman, who• presented me with halt 'a
be,hel of line Irish potatoes, large and well flavor.
ed. This cropwas his first experiment, and it has
proved entirely gomwisi ; ate yield has been abun•
da n t. White antic :41. better hdre than in the
States.. . .
ue of this beautiful and interesting portion of our
country ; for it is the most healthy region in the
world. • You will seldom heat of any one being
sick in these estensive'plainsiaed there is no
cal cause of disease, the country must always con
tinue to be healthy: these done the people will do
the balance. The first is the establishment of a
line of settlements from the Council Grove, to be
under the care of the Goverarnent for the first year
or two, at a distance of not more than a hundred
notes apart, to extend to the settlements of New
Mexico. With such an arrangement, permanent
improvements would soon be made, and an alien.
dance of everyilting necessity for suteisterice
would soon be produced. Then the traveler could
find a resting place and good fare and accommoda
tions would soon be plenty attdchtap; and, farther.
more, With such an arrangement, the whole Mad
would soon be Settled. The next is the, establish
meat of a Territorial Government. From the en
actment of good laws, and their faithful adminis
tration, security and protection would be'a necessa
ry consequence. I%e emattry around and adjacent
to- Santa Fe, is mountainous, and the valley# are
adapted to cultivation. The mountains, however,
are covered with a tolerable growth of timber, and
the creeks of the intervening ravines afford abun
dance of good water. .
STAGE AccuresT.—An accident occurred to the
Stage onits passage from Williamsport to this place,
on Tuesany night last, when near this borough,
which came near proving of a very serious charac
ter. The night was earrtremely dark and rainy, the -
lamps of the coach were wet and afforded but a
poor light for the driver, so that when approaching
Muncy creek the horses, without his being aware
of it, turned into the olff and noosed road which
crosses' the creek, a shed distance below the bridge,
and had proceeded a considerable distance 110%13
the hill, when he discovered that he was oat of the
main mad, but too late as he believed, to turn
round, and concluded to ford the creek. fle made
the attempt, and would have auerceerled, ahhotigh
the creek was considerably swollen, but he missed
the road on this ride, and his horses were brought
to a stand in deep water against a high bank, and
in endeavoring to lam them about they plunged
and struggled until tically the coach was upset, and
the driver thrown from the box emote; the horses
There were three passengers in the stage—two men
and a boy—who effected their escape through the
wintlovr, and one of them taking charger)f the boy,
made their way to the shore, without receiving any
injury. Tne horses were kept up and finally de•
!ached from the rigging, and brought out unharmed.
The mails, hogun t .,.e, and everything about the
coach received a thorough soaking but further than
this we learn buf little damage was sustained. We
believe nl blame can, be attached to the driver,
Mr. John Bower. He has heretofore sustained the
character of a faithful and trusty dnver, and we'be
lieve.he did in this instance what he conceived to
be for the best.—.Muncy Luminary:
Loss OV A WOOLF. FAMILY BY A FLoon.—The
Keokuk .(Iowa) papers contain accounts of the loss
of a whole family by the breaking up of the- ice in
the Des Moines river, which formed a Forge, and
caused the water to back up at "a great distarica and
overflow farms and houses. Two families, Wanted
Frederick and Cross, finding themselves. suddenly
surrounded by water, attempted to make their es
cape in a canoe to the highlands, but as the canoe
was too small, it was determined that Frederick
and his family should goon first, while Cross, his
wife, and two children—one four, and the other
one and a half years ohl—remained on a log. It
was then about 8 o'clock in the evening, and the
weather was intensely cold. Frederick and fami
ly reached the shore nearly frozen. A man named
Colvin then took the canoe-and went to the relief
of Cross and family. He e tound them suflering . in•
tensely from wet and cold: After taking them into
the canoe he set out for, the shore. The canoe up
set, and Colvin then took the children, and by hol
ding on to branches with their feet in. the water,
all kept afloat. Although the shore was lithin
hailing distance, and their situation was sktade
known to the people, all efforts to save them 'tiered
enafailing.' Cross and wife, . after remaining an
hour and a half in this situation, sunk. The chil
dren froze to death in Colvin's arms. He held on,
however, to theii bodies until 2 o'clock, when,
fearing that he too would perish he dropped them.
He was relieved at 6 o'clock by a float constructed
of two cabin doors.
Mee Meow:sm.—On Thursday last the wind sud
denly commenced blowing violently from the north
west and in a moment the pool of the •Dam at
thi- place was literally covered, with floating rafts.
All except two were secured efore they reached,
the Darn. One of-those lodged vr)th one end on a
sandbar and the other against the Schutz
Toward evening, five men started in a Batteau 'to
row to the Schute wall so as to be enabled to 6.et
up the raft . • Coming too nent the " suck " of the
Soho e they were drawn in ;. their boat capsized
and two of them were drowned. The other three
got through on the bottom of the boat, but- Ope of
them was much injured and so completely chilled
that some fears were entertained of his ultimate re-:
covert'. He was a brother of one of the :portions
drowned. We regret to 'be informed that some
miscreant robbed him of his money while it was
being dried—some 25 or 30 dollars.
One of the men drowned Was a young. German
—the . other named Baum - was from Clear fi eld roan;
ty, aged about 18 years. Their bodies were not
Is nc Daowstua—Last Saturday evening, a man
by the nsme of Graces in the employ of the Messrs.
Sackett, of Candor, started for some purpose, to go
down to some rafts 13-ing just below the rcgllage. in
a skiff, and. has dot been heard of since. Whether
be Lepton down the river, for reasons best known
to himself ) or found a watery grave, is ikquestion
to be decided by future developements.—Owego
Thomas flyer, the victor in the late contest, we
learn has had .has trial in Baltimore, and been fined
ii , 1,000. He is'able. to pay it, as "he received 810.-
000, the amount of the money staked on the result
of the late prize fight. He is, now keeping the
Branch Hotel, in Bowery, New York, and it is said
intends conducting hinriself like a decent man for
the balance of his life.
MORSIK . S TKLEGRAPII IS to be introduced into
'Mexico, from Vera
_Cruz to Mazatlan. A yankee
is going to do the Work: k. •
FACTS?, MW. STU twit* THlNGs.—ltliat /um beta
dour con be done again --tguoranee ot lactit and phi.
losophy, however, mart', at the assertion thin any
one remedy car. possess within itself the value of
curing many .diseases: •Expetience ot mom than
fourteen years have nevertheless established the
fact that Merchant's celebrated Gargling III ; or Mil.
remit Family Ernbrecation, WILL eras: most cases,
and relieve all such as rheumatism, painful nervous
affections,. biteeef t au imals, frost-bites,. co ms,,
vyhitlows, :chilblains, asthma, bruises t hums and
scalds, cramp, sprains, strains, ulcers from local
causes, caked breast, cotitiietiens of the museles,
weakness of the joint*, chapped hands. external
poisons,,r s oundh„swelliiss, 4 . . Also a host , of
diseases in horses and other animals. tee adver
tisement in: this Paper:. A pamphlet of description
may tat had gridis cif the agent.
LAwannce CouNrr.—This new county Las been
formed, out of parts of Beaver and Mercer. Ti, e
Reat9l-.l4mitioni New Castle, a thriving arid b ea ,
gul l bot han the Canal; containing a mauls.
*on cof - cfor Vpoo souls. An immense amount of
)21anufacfiaring is carried on in and about New
Otstle, ttttul the country around abounds with
yal ank4r, icultuml wealth.
Conpound Syrup of Tar owl Wood Noptim.,
2-,,4ssaierv•lhipartwalueseyisl6tislise Gate t distingaidt
Physician. Rent the futkrwing from Dr. YOU %G. the emi
rbiladerphm. Jan 19
Messrs. Agney d Dickson--Gentlettrest—llarmg
daTin ruy laratettee. 11 ad usa d in troy own fatudy .1 tiO,II:SON•3
CO3l POI: NOSY RPTP OF TAR AND 'IN OOD N A PPM; A,
I have no herniation an saying that it is one of the ben prenars.
'lOll4 of the kind ua use. and persons suffering from Cough.,
Colds Affections of the Liteast, etc.. so prevalent at:his ses..o o
40 4imiltoart comosissevaarasedletacskuttewill allay a coup,
or prevent Consumption sooner than Thornson's ConirmA
Pyrup of Tar and Waled N.aplitha.
114. rist:soOß.D.,lM Spruce siren,
The above meirieine is prepared only at the N. E. vont, 41
ritila and Spruce streets, Phila. Sold by U. MIX, TeAva,,,l,,
detilsos l—itesnieller a i tltefixotty hiastioal mow a6om. Th e
unscrupulous are ever ready to deceive the unwary.
By the Itrv. JOU,* Foster. at Greenwood. on W e d o e.d. y.
',Mb nit.. Mr. 11 AIIILISON .131.ACK, of %VI:1141..1o z , to .M
11E.MLIE7TA 111.&11.1.21, GREPOSS, of Iler funnei, Aluk
in Troy. on the 21st ult.. by 13. Ilyntt. WM. NI . ;%VI3I:BRY
to Miss 41031rA 13E9ItY;botk Of Troy.
n Sionnyettni, on Monthly, 2d inst.; ELI GTLANTEER, nrd
At Wyalusin. Saturday evening. Starch MIL that ag , l po
trial and Ittlefftil solther, Jos Ertl ELtorrT. iu th,14.1,
year of Ism *gm Ile Was the last aurmew 0 ( t h at w in d „, r ,
endured the horrors of the Wyonung massacre. Ohavaty
At Wyntusing. March Wth: of pleurisy and congestion of the
Magma JOSE.I4I. }IIW AftD Ett..Llo rr, sou of John Ulan%
klai. l .aged 24 fears, and 24 days.
At a meeting of ths .• Young Men's Lyceum and Llus ii .
As , ce:at an of W yaldstug," March BP, 1849, the foUveu,,,
minute was. adopted • •
Whereas. h has pleaned the Altritghty resd , auddenly to via
won front our midst. Joseph Edward .E.lll aut, au active tn , mt.,
of thisOl.yreetn. the in his dispostrion. 2 , 11101.1 , 1
poison ormental aturnuresurokrusd warty-heasseetwharinras
Itemised. That we sirereety deplore Ins early kW., us
deeply iympatlneo with Ins atthclelt
Resolve's. Them Nikes, of our respect' for.crutrAepswt
friend mid fellow.useniber, we weas.dseln4utstba4lgweinKSM,
usg thirty days.
ILesOlved. That a ropy of these resolatiims he sent to iM
nfliteled family, and aim to earl. of the patle_rs of the rTievy,,,
pu Mies I OtEkr B. %V N Prest&nt.
DrDONATION VIS/7.—Tke frienelsofth t
Rev. R. J. PARVIN will pay him a Dona.
lion Visit, at his residence, on TUESDAY neit, thr
10th inst., afternoon- and evening.
All' his friends are respectfully invited_tn be pre.
sent without further notice, as no special mul
lions. will be giveo. - Apru 2, 1549.
J. M'INTOSH, DENTIST,
num azw YORK.
NOW or Bradford County, Pa., will make a pe r t o b
cal visit to ROME, remaining a week or tea dm
commencing 9th of liertl next.. . Will be lomat at luu
ney's Hotel. ,
ttatisfactory refriitifesinlid . Moderate prices. TertE
inserted. from oniatrie:whole eett, end warranted to be
executed ea well sr can . be dime in the tsarist
The following villagra-will be periodicallyisifed :
Towanda, Athens, Troy, Lellaysville, &c. Infwas
tion will be given a weal or so in advance, through tl4 .
Reportrroand lay 'lsmail advertisements: ipty •
In the matter if die
.estafe of Pairirk Cummings ; dcd
In the Ugly:nes court of Bradford comity.
T HE subscri r:. having been appointed
marahall he duets and appointed an Atufitm
todistribute the funds m
the hands of the Administrator in the above ease, oil
attend roe that p rpost, at the office of Proge Sander.
son; in Amanda, on Ratutday-, the 4th day of NtAl
next, at 10 o'clock, A. M. .E.S. GOODRICH,
Towanda, Atli! 2, 1849. Allan
REGISTER'S NOTlCEB.—Notice is hereby goes
to all persons interested, that
Jehial M'Kean and James H. Rosa, executors of the
estate of Daniel Johnson dee'd, late of Granville;
Ahsokon Adams, administrator of the estate of He.
trey Neil deed, late of Windham .4
Benj. H.Taylor, administrat o r of the estate of Ohss
Vandusen, decal., late of Troy 4
John Li Masan. administrator of doe estate of Cps.
ter Mason, deed., late of Monroe;
Thomas Path. and John Iliellock. administrators of
the estate of George Hadlock, deed., late of bitchfletd,
Amos B. Farming, administrator of the estate of in.
tin Smith, deed., late of Springfield;
Daniel and James Blink, couecutors of the awe of
Benjamin Brink, deed, late of Sheshequin ;
Allen Stacey, administrator of the estate of Josepi
Stacey, deed,late of Springfield ; -
Jared Holcomb, execrator of the estate of Um
Plowman, deed., late of plater;
Russel Button, administrator of the estate of Myna
Button, dee'd„ late of Colombia.;
Have filed and settled in the office of the Register
Wills, in and for the,connty of. Bradford, the across
of their several administrations upon the estates ifs. ,
said, and that the same will he presented toihr
phan's court of said county, oa Monday. the 7th dp
of MAY nest * . Ger confirmation arohallowance.
H. BLACK, Reg.
Register!. Office, Toles nal, April 2, I
In the matter of Jokn Craig, a innattc. In Br P,
'County Common Mae.
AATHERBAS, John Mather and Lorenzo wor ,
administrators •of John Mather deceased.
was committee of John Craig, a Luna ie, having 51 1
said committee's account for settlement, the Coo" . 12
tier that public notice be given in t wo - of the Italie
pers printed at Towanda, atleritat four weeks before tot
term, of the filing of said; account 7fitr . settlement;
rice therefore is hereby giro, to all penton• thter" :6
that the adminittratora afiirosaid have - filed the said cm . r_
mitteels account ' foe settitentetit in the Prothonotw"
offiee ; and that the. ame wilt 'be presented to the COe
of common pleaa of -Bradford county, on itlondar. ,
'nit day of May nett,'for confirmation and 'kilowatt , -
- Bj , "order of the - Court,
• ALLEN hII'ICEAN, Prothonotol
,Prot.'s Office, Towanda, March 28, 1849.
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• • ADMEN tSTRATOR'S NOTICE.
ALL persona indebted to the meta of CLEMEN T
PAINE, deceased, late of Troy Borone•
hereby requested to make payment without Jets,..
those having claims against said estate will please l°
sent them duly autbettieated for settlement,
C. C. PAINT.
8. W. PAINE ,
Morrell 18; 1449. Administrator°.
ATS AND CAPS. Silk and fur Haul.
1 - 1 - Cl* . Henry Clay do., Buena Vrsta and 9' l
cloth taps, at -KINGSBERY & CO::
ANNETS.— ., Flarenee, straw, pearl stra w. and fso
Boatustal also, , patrn•laaf and. leaborn Io& hr
July It: ELLIOI7 &trOMiiIN6.