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E. a GOODRICH, EDITOR.
Towanda, Sapirday, August 2, 1851.
Democratic State Nominations.
WILLIAM BIGLER, of Cuunnsiv Courrir
• von taflU. coutionowin.
BETH CLOVER. or CL►QIO7 Comrry
TOR JUDGIII or THE BUTRIME t017191T.
JEREMIAH S. 8LACK,.....0r SOXIMITT COIINTT,
IA MES . CAMPBELL, or POLIZADIrLPHIA.
ELLIS LEWIS, or LANCASTER.
\JI , MII 4 I 11. GIBSON 01 CUM DERLIOND COUNTT.
ALTER H. LOWRIE,..vr Asuastzrey Cover:.
Election, Tuesday, October 14, 1851
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'THE DEMOCRATIC STAN.
DING COMMITTEE of Brad
aidlitie* ford County. will meet at the
Ward House, in Towanda, on Tuesday, the sth day
of August next. at 1 o'clock, P. M. The following
gentlemen compose said Committee :—H. Lawrence
Scott, J. K.-Smith, James H. Webb, N. Edminster,
P. E. Maynard, W. Vandyke, I. H. Black, E.
C. Oliver, Joseph Matadi.' July 12, 1851.
TERRIBLE CALAMITY `~ t
Fire 1 sad Boas Persona Burst to Death I
One of the most 'terrible calamities we have ever
been called upon to record, occurred at BroWntown,
in this county, on Saturday night last, involving a
loss of human life under circumstances the most
-soul-harrowing. An old building and shanty, oceu-,
pied by HALE & FISHER, on section No 62, belong
ing hat. P 8-Litman, E.4q.and a new framed house
adjoining belonging to the same gentleman, were
destroyedby fire, arid -Mr. HENIeE FISHER, his son
ABRAHAM FISHER, a foreman named FLANAGAN, and
the cook, named- GOLDSMITH, perished in the
times. Mr. M. A. Cbolaauen, sleeping. in the
same building barely escaped with his life, being I
veribadly burned and havir.g an arm broken in
endeavoring to escape. •
The particulars of this &millet affair, as ipr re
lated by Mr. Cortaarett, show that The cook hail
been baking until II) o'cloglc on Saturday evening,
and render it probable thathe fire was accidental,
proceeding from the oven, which had not been
properly ironed before he retired to real. About
12 o'clock Mr. C. was awakened, as he supposed,
by some persons calling to him that they were all
burning up. lie found upon looking about him,
that his room was filled with smoke and flames,
and his bed on fire. lie immediately endeavored
to Make his escape, but found his egress barred by
the flames. After great exertions, he finally suc
ceeded in escaping from the window, supposing
he was the last person left in the house. The build
ing which was an old one, with ,neither ceiling or
plastering, was by this time completely enveloped
in flames. Nothing xwas seen or heard' Irom the
other persons, except that he thinks he heard the
voice of the cook asking that the door should be
opened. A rescue was then put of the question,
and Confined in the .building, the four men were
speedily' enveloped fir the devouringflames When
the building was_ sufficiently consumed, to enable
the spectators to distinguish objects within it, the
body of a man was seen banging upon a joist, 'and
remained' in fnll view until the joist was burned on,
and fell with the body into the cellar.
The remains of the tour bodies were found, after
theifire had abated, amongst the ashes, burned and
charred so as not to be recognized. The bedy of
the elder Mr. Fukien, known by being of flinch
larger size than either Of* cater., twit' fourid'on
the spot under:the plabii.where he- slept, with what
were supposed to be the remains of -his son lying
across it. It is probable they never awakened, but
were smothered by the smoke, • and passed from
life to death, without a motrient's warning, or real
izing the horrid fate which awaited them. The re
. mains of the former werektot so much burned as
the other Three, which bore no resemblance to the
human shape. The arms, legs, and heads were
burned oil, and nothing but a blackened mass of
flesh remained to tell Mit e leer, hours before there
bad existed a human being. -
The foreman and-cook, front the spot in which
their Teresina we found, had evidently made ef
forts to escape. .
The, remains were gathered togetNet . and the
whole placed ins box, and taken by a boat to
Wilkes-Barre, it being .mpossible to distinguish to
a certainty,- between them. .Mr. Fon ER bss a Wife
and family residing in that place, whose feelings.
upon having the bodies of those who were dear to
them, conveyed to them in such astate, cannot be
The adjoining house of Mr.Stalford's was soon
enveloped in flames. The inmates had also every
narrow escape for their lives, and not an article of
furniture or clothing was: saved. - The amount , of
iris loss is about $2000. .
The shanty was occupied by the laborers upon
the Canal, who alto boat all they had in money and
The fact that Mr.Vistica had in•his offices large
amount of money, has given rise to rumor that this
dreadful occurrence was din result of willittny. Such
is not . the opinion of those 'who were upon the spot,
and haviori good opportunity to judge. The fire
was undoubtedly the result:of accident,' and the
combustible nature of the building, - with the• fad
that the inmates alt slept np stairs, and were loon
enveloped in the flames account for the, loss of life.
:Ili* is theshild occurrence oldie kind we hese
obronioe4,, as happening in thiseauntywithintbree
feats, and' makes to ail :eleven persons who' have
been consume.: by dwellings burning. 1 . • •
• Atrk`...- 13 . S. Scuo oxovEa , beea• oppointeths ,
Cilerk4n 4411 i, SarmarLGeneraVs, office, at }lards.
appoionnent, andsomiacinjoisity to know if bkiii•
ihe; 1 9 1 4 11 ! "Prseti who'4l4lPPePtitY Treanifet,
Monroe county i and wkiwo,name enOtillited With
Canal transaction in lewd to,Staki.Tinaswees
vaC.iii4s,. • ,
Died in this place, on Mondey . morning, 2 1st inst.
Mis.,ltatasaire MasesciserB yeaw. •
Means is so - inlignale)YfC9 o "
neeted'With the . first settlement Of thitplecit, sad so
identified with it's sabres:frieze Oregano, to 40 'Seem
10,demeed that decease should. be tha'subjent
ofinore - than a passing - neirati: -. One of the first
who settled in Ibis Legion -and probably the eery
first white female arbiriettideti, withininilet of this
place—the courage and Vesulutiol, which braved
the rugged wilderness and the presenceof the wily
savage, are worthy of record. •
Her father, Runomi Fox, came to the Susque
hanna from the Mohawk river Stale of New
York. Attempting aseelement, he was _taken
prisoner by the Indians, whiter his family escaped
to Wyoming. After the march of Gen. Sullivan
through this country, Mr. Fox was released from
his, imprisonment, and returned to his family at
Wyoming. He had erected risme!) cabin not far
.from the mouth of Tinivanda,creek, and again at
tempted a settlement at that place in 1784. He
pushed up a canoe, loaded with articles of furniture,
and likewise took with him, Elizabeth, then thir
teen years old, and also a son by the name nt Ru
dolph, aged. seven or eight years. On arriving at
Towanda, the son became discontented and refused
to stay.' Elizabeth consented to remain alone, until
her father Could go 'back to Wybming, 'and return,
which would take five or six days.
Mr. Fox on reaching home, found his family
sick, and finally was 'taken sick himself, and sev
enteen days elapsed, before he was able to return,_
during which time, the subject of this' sketch, then
a girl of tkirieen, remainqi alone in a rude and
temporary cabin, miles from any white person. At
that time, the only settlements near were at Athens
•and Wynlusing, and her only companions were the
savage Indiana, at that time not kindly disposed to
the whites, and,the wolf and the panther. Thehe.
role courage which could sustain a child through
such on ordeal, belonged to the age in which she
and could only be brought out under similar
Her history is the history of many of those who
first penetrated into the unbroken wilderness which
then bordered the Susquehanna, and which consti
tuted the favorite huntitig grounds of the red-man.
To their descendants, the story of their pri:atione,
sad the dangers they incurred, to lay the foundations
of those settlements which have made our left le
rallies blossom as the nee, seem almost incredible.
Mrs Masse, was one of the vety few remaining of
this class of pioneers.. They almott all -" have
passed away," and soon the story of their peril.
will be a pan of the traditions of the country.
Het father's family consisted of his wife, whose
maiden name was MI LIAR and frigid children, three
sons and five'daughters. One son, now lives near the
spot where the cabin was first built, another in
Monroe township, while the other, Rudolph, came
to this county - a few years since, an aged an ven
erable man, to lay his ashes on the spot where his
lather first sealed. One of the daughters married a
man by the name of Tonnarrin who settled in the
Lake country, in the state of New York; another
married Mr. HNNSIC STROPE, Of Wyatt% ; a third
Mr: JACOB BOWMAN, of Towanda tp. ; the youngest
Wm. Gore, of Towanda tp. and is still living, and
Elizabeth, married Wes. MEANS Esq. of this place,
in the year 1788.
Her husband settled on - the bank of the river, di-
Teeny opposite to where the dam was built, and
for many years kept a ferry and distillery at that
place. In 1804 he erected the first tyamed house
in Towanda, nos , t , standing in the lower pan of the
village, and owned by ENOS Tosuctas. At the
erection of Bradford County in 1812, it was estab
lished as the place for holding courts and continued
so for several years, and was likewise the only
tavem•house in the place.
In early year, before the lines of Improvement
were esen projected, the. !river was navigated by
Durham boats, which carried freight along 'the
length of the Susquehanna. By this tedious and
toilsome process provisions and goods were brought
for the convenience of the settlers. Mr. Means
commenced life as a boatman. In this manner he
became acquainted with Elizabeth, and gained a
gpod knowledge of the country. When married,
by theiciridostry and!econonsy, they were soon ena
bled to pnrchasei a - boat of their own. About 1790,
the. French people settled Asylum. Mr. Means
made a contract to convey them with their families
from Harrisburg to their new settlements, to receive
five dollars iday for himself, and two dollars a ay
for each band. A day was fixed upon for le afin g
Harrisburg, and he arrived there at the time, and
waited for several weeks without their arrival.—
He then proceeded himself to the city of Philadel
phia, and there found them preparing to start, but
not yet ready. They advanced htm a sum of me
ney which enabled him to purchase a small stock of
goods, which were conveyed amongst their bag
gage gratis to Harrisburg. On arriving there, the
French people concluded to have a house built upon
the beat, and finally be sold them the boat, and
became the overseer.it erecting the house upon
itl. On arriving 'at Asylum, lie found due him
in the anregate, over one thousand dollars, besides
the advancis to buy goods. This sum, with his
merchandise, and bminers at home laid the loon-.
dation, with subsequent industry and economy for
the large.estats which he accumulated.
1 his place 11r some time took its name from Mr.
Mem% The Brwycnsi Gazette, published by Boaa
RIDGWAY in 1815, was dated at Meantaille, and the
'same name can yet be.fband upon many old maps.
After trying several names, :the act incorporating
the borough in 1819, adopted, the old Indian name
of Thwanda, and ii became permanent.
Mrs. Mums has had a family of eight children ;
five of which lived.to a rnatureage,llut it has been
her lot to survive them all.. Her husband died in
1829, and she only leaves behind , her, three grand
children, antithree grert-grand children. She re.
tained bet powers of -mind and body ithithPaireci f
till within a short time other death, and• then only ,
`the physical poweis•gave way before the. advance
0 ,ti991 11 0 , For we sim r tie attention had _been
directedto the Ir aof religion, and-114 bad be—
to the wellare . of, htch she hag girnliitanally.-,-:
She died, calml and rejoicingly ri 'looking_ back
ape her earthly I cire,er extended,ln ends a length
anti chequered by. so' msaY9IIIIS seems with few
rugrets for the past, and,Pusiaitted- by chiding 9911 i
in. Him who is powerfal to, save. , „-
Her hiagacquaintance with the Indians, her , ear
l)! 44)ciations with thath;42o impressed *.with
a ftUih:ng.of respect fan this Merl ablised race,
Orkrelle...ii*o ter 'Klee. Wirr- el the , kiedttels.
with Which she had ever been treadby them, by
'hefluerehielll lloo , to be yell i 9 fr,,oljnamonget
Aerer PH.9oA.,qorkeiliretel- ' „
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A destructive fi•te occerreifinithertsonTuesday
even - ing'faii,ilestriiiirtgri:large amount of iirowilty.
Ylusfite broke int . at abeut Ilf seelock-,:and Migi!
nated ribs' upper pair if a building on Mein Aiwa,
riecapied .on thef:gwoMd floor by i buois.Hikar.
Sawyer, is a klat iind: :. Chithing stets. The pelt of
'the Which the' fire originated was utters•
copied, and bad been cleaned out a fair weeks
previous- for the purpose of repairs, which' led to
the belief! at it was the work of an Mcendiary.
Fortunately, the evening 'wait very atill;but in a
few minutes after the fire was discovered, it was
apparent that every building above & Bat,
rift' store to Chemung street, and on the smith side
of Chemung street from. Main street to the Chemung
river, was doomed to destruction, and that it would
'require suentious exertions to prevent the fire bent
extending farther south to the dwelline.house of
John Drake. (he Clement Paine house) and Messrs.
Welles & Harris' store, and from crossing Main and
Chemung streets ; and RHO:forts were made to keeP
the fire within those boundaries, and of removing
goods front the buildings Which must inevitably
Great credit is due to the citizens of Athens, and
those in the immediate vicinity, tor their prompt
and active exertions in preventing the fire from
spreading. At limes all efforts seemed unavailing
-the meicitess element would drive then, bail,
and' several' times the adjoining buildings were on
fire, but finally the strenuous exertions of its com
battants profaned, and the threatened building were
saved, but somewhat scorehed. Welles & Harris'
store and the adjoining dwellings would inevitably
have been destroyed, but for the large cistern A
lachua to the store, which furnished a never-failing
supply of water.
Although the fire spread with great rapidity, the
goods'and furniture were mostly saved, though in
a damaged state. The loss will probable exceed
$19,000, There were burned four buildings men
pied as stores , and shops, nine dwelling houses,
one store house, and the Methodist and Episcopal
churches, and four barns. The loss falls heavliy
on many of the citizens, and the more so, as very
little of the property was insured.
The knowing is a list of the principal losses by
the fi r e, and the amount insured :
H. W. Patrick, two dwelling houses and two build.
ings, occupied u stores and shops, estimated
loss, s2ooo—no insur.
- W.Ef. Wilson, store, 11100—$600
M. I'. Co:, grocery, 200—no insor
H. I'. McGeorge, dwelling house, 500— 44 "
Pas, McGeorge, " ' .. 500— 300 "
H. Wdfiston, Jr. " " 400—no insur
Thomas Evans, two 4 G. 800— .. 44
L. D. Hart, " " " 800-- 44 , "
Considerable loss was also sustained from dam
age to furniture and merchandize in removing it to
the street.. The merchandize in the stores, was
fully insured, so that little loss will be sustained by
the merchants. The loss is more severely felt by
families which had their goods thrown out, and
themselves tamed oat of doors.
DELAYS sac Dssmcnous.,-Particolarty is this
true in regard to Life Insvranee. A man in, Nei
Yolk having examined tba prospecteof apornpany,
expressed 'done of Ihe physicians his approval of
the system, and he *mated him that hiteonsidered
it his prrs to provide for bis family by efiecting in
surance upon his life, snit had psalm) to do Botha
next week, in policy for 95,000, —there rests no
doubt of such being his earnest intention. Two
days after , this conversation he went out on a fish
ing excursion, iND WAS paawxxo. " Next week"
he too was in his grave, and afforded an additional
melancholy illustration of the roux or DIELAT.
J. E. CANFIELD, Esq. of Athens, is agent for the
U. S.. Life Insurance Company, to whom those
desiring to effect Insurance upon their lives should
make application without further delay.
Or The New York correspondend (Attie Phila.
delphia Ledger of July 4th, says: Some •aneasi
ness exists concerning the fate of Mr. John W.
Stiles, of Cherry, Sullivan County,' Pennsylvania,
formerly of Berwick, Columbia co., who-arrived in
New York on Friday evening last, and pat up at
the Merchant Hatel, Courtland street He came to
this_Cityto purchase goads, and it is certain he had
a large amount of money about his person.. it is
feared he has met with foul play some-where.
INrOIMATION WANT/CD.,-.-01 lan Barnet, or ICU
, from the County Cork, Ireland, by their
dieter Jolumnah Triggs, who has been left in want,
6y the sudden death of her husband. Any individu
al who may know The w [Runabouts of such persons,
will render an act of true charity by informing the
widow, at this poet office, or by informing the said
persons. Newspapers will do a kindness by pub
lishing this notice.
BUFFALO AND CONHOCTON VALLEY RAILWAY..-11
wit! be seen by the notice of the Commissioners in
our advertising columns, that an additional portion
of this road, extending from the north line of this
county to Batavia, is to be put under contract op
the 26th of August. The grading on that portion
- ot the road put i under contract last winter, passing,
through this county, is pretty much completed, and
ready fon laying the track, except in a lew spots
where difficulty has occurred in obtaining the nght
of way. The ;iron for the road is being delivered
at Painted Pest, and it is intended to commence
laying the track from that point next week. It is
confidently anticipated that the 45 miles under con.
AMC! will be ready for the earsin October. The
work on the road has been constructed in a sub.
Minna( manner, end when completed will no doubt
be found to be one, of the best and cheapest built
roads in the State, and capable of being ran at the
highest rate of speed with safety.
Tat Ihoosmas us Pa,.—Two tr Bloomer" ladies
made their appearance in. Banishing, lately, and it
is understood that a number of ladies have prepar.
ed themselves with similar dresses. The Pottsville
Register says: 8100 Mer Costume is bOtllld to
go in Pottsville now. The married ladies ate
strongly in favor of it,, It is proposed to give , a
party shortly the ladies to appear in the short skirt.
A Luton MeiinniUS:rdie.—The Montrose; Pa;,
Detriberat of ihe 17th' inst., says` a meteoric stone,
weighlognearly quite'2oo pounds, mut found a
few Allyarlinosi , on the, farm of Mr. isletiton
Springwille. ;It was deeply imbeded in the earth,
and the turf of the groend was still fresh ,under
It had fallen through a tree, breaking the branches.
Termite —A terrible tornado swept over a par
tion ofOneirla canny, New York. on wednesday,
the leih. It arose in the Sonth•Weat horn Whites•
bons> and passed over that town in a northerly
reotianOsweepineetrack skint hall irnite wide
twisting off the largest trees, unroofing -bnildinp,
proistratingchn.-ehes andepreading destruction in its
for tXmniy IWO,' ender the
eetot 1850, amOUntiCr 150,000, end it is supposed
that nuratKE•will numb-850.00Q.
The ihtlllanireello2l l i flub&
The schooner Pardine,Sepi, TeienseJ,, who left
Nentritekon.ttie - 17th inst #raeheetihili port yester
day, and iftisrsus that dtiereviill it Puerto Plias
'cipe, of which., ire, had - heard,. Olateil: only Id' a
innallskimsialrwhigh tookplarnser the 311
tirAimenry Siurfhe4Bine at
iivoletienishi„ was . takeit Onsoier k and - 0 few arms
rorere:catitared•by the Spanish hoOs.' - The limes
by . this arrival is up to the 14th ofjuly from Puerto
,Principe,..heing eleven litlealluut the lasts!,
eoutits. . d ays
The proriunciamento for independence was Mader
'ore the 4th of July, on which day the first real bat
tle for liberty may be said to have taken place.--
The government troops, previously sent out to make
prisoners of any revolutionists, came, up with , the
guerilla party of Joaquin Agnero Aguero, at the
foot of the Cascarro mountaine, about four or five
miles from the village of that Herne. I The Cubans
clambered 200 men and, the Spaniards 300 men,
consisting of 100 lancers and 200 infanta. After a
sharp engagement the Spaniards fled, leaving their
captain arid twenty others killed, together with
eighteen wounded; The Cubans had only two or
three wounded, and none killed. The Spanish soh
diers, after the action, went over to the Cuban side.
This battle inspired great cenfidenee among the
, people, arid immediately the numbers of the inset
, gents increased rapidly. At the last accounts they
were known to number I,ooo,men or more. These
were divided up into..fivegnerdla parties, of 200
men each, under the command ot, Joaquin Aguero
Aguero, Francis Aguero y Estrada ' and •Uvaldo
Antonioins. These. parties are stationed irr.the
I strongholds of the vicinity ol•Cascarro and Principe,
drilling and augmenting their number.
After the battle of the 4th, the Spanish troops
hurried back to Principe, seventeen leagues from
Cascarro. When the news of the defeat. reached
Principe there was a great excitement among the
people; and nothing but the large number of sol
diers prevented a general' rising and a massacre of
the troops. The garrisoit is over 4000 strong, and
notwithstanding thit 'Age number, Gen. Lemery
did not dare to - withdraw a single man to go out in
pursuit df the Cubans for fear of a rising, but await
ed the arrival of reinforcements front Havanna,
,whence he had sent for 2000 men. The last news
from Haianna stated that die troops had sailed for
Principe, distant 450 miles. ' Them, while General
Lemery was confined at Principe, the Cubans were
gathering numbers and strength.
At the last accounts from Principe, many of the
.Cubans had left the place to join the guerillas.
From the town of Bayama It party of 200 men had
gone up; from Villa-Clara, 100; and numbers from
Neovitax, all in the vicinity of Principe. As fast as
the news spread, the people sent off parties to the
mountains, so that the number of the insurgents
will have become very formidable before the Span
ish troops can be brought against them. The'Cn
bans, however, are poorly armed, and labor under
Aguero Sanchez was confined in prison at Prin
cipe ; he is the son of one of the most influential
men in the place. It is supposed he will be shot.
The Gazette of Havanna contains an official an
• nouncement of a route of two small parties of in
surgents and the ordering of a court martial for the
trial of the prisoners.
The steamer Monmouth, with Ned Buntline on
board has arrived here tor repairs.
The Government officers are watching her move
ments, as it is believed that she is connected in
some way with the Cuban insurrection.
Should the substance of these dispaches be con
firmed by the neat steamer, we shall oonclude that
there will be no more peace for Cuba, until her
independence is established.
No one who is acquainted with the execrable
government under which the Cubans live, can fail
to sympathize with them in their struggle for politi
cal idependence. All of that numerous class- of
American patriots, who think it is the paramount
duly at a citizen to obey the law and the. govern-
Anent; under which he lives, however wicked and
iiranical both may be, he will do well to read the
proclamation of the 4th inst., which wet publish in
another column, in which the Cubans set forth their
grievances. That statement, we know, is not ex
aggerated, however much the reports of their recent
successes may have been.
We trust, however, that those who conduct this
rebellion have counted the coat, and have looked
boldly in• the face, all the terrible consequences
which it must involve. Much blood will be shed
before the present Governor of Cuba, who is an ac
complished and dauntless soldier, will be convinc
ed that he cannot maintain his supremacy. When
he hams, if he ever should, the superior strength
of the revolutionists, his foist act will unquestionably
be, to emancipate every slave upon the island, and
his second, to arm as many of them as possible
with suns and knives, and murderous weapons of
every description, against their revolting masters.
We must leave it to time to lift the curtain and
disclose the spectacle which will then be presented.
Tile SUNBURY AND Eats risitanin.—We under
stand, says the Philadelphia Statesman ; that it is the
determination of - the friends of this railroad project,
to brad ar Convention in this city, on the 25th of
September, It is expected that delegates from
every township in every county along the line of
the road will be in attendance, as also from other
counties more remotely interested in the immense
trade which the completion of this great work is
going to create, and develop. Distinguished gen
tlemen from the interior of the State, Intimately
conversant with the trade of the lakes, and the vast
advantages that would arise to the entire State from
the construction of this road, will be present to ad
dress the Convention. We have so ellen called
the attention of our citizens to the importance of a
direct railroad communication between Philadel
phia and the Lakes through our own State, that we
need now say nothing more than we hope our citi
zens will not only adopt measures for extending a
hearty welcome to the delegates who will be in at.
tendance upon the Convention, but that they will
also be prepered. to afford them substantial aid and
encouragement in the furtherance of the great pro
jeot they have in view.
&vim To Desvit.—On Saturday last, a very fine
horse, the property of Col. A. Noble, of Carlisle,
Pa, came to his death in a most Singular manner.
lie was tied by the Colonel near to a bee stand,
for the purpose of grazing. InAhis position he was
lelt for an hour or more, and it is presumedlfial by
switching his tail to keep off the flies, he gave of-
fence to bees, who attacked him in countless num
bens. When discovered he was literally covered
with them—in his eats and nostrils esneetally, they
hung in large clusters: - The poor animal was led
all, but it was too late; be died in less than an hour
New Bedford, have declared a dividend of 3 per
cent for the Wit year, part of which was from re •
served. profits of previous yews. Owing . to the ex
treme depression in manufacturing busmen, the
acionius of the company show a profit for the 'last
twelve months of less than 2 per cent, • the stock.
holden:Ass really toeing Cper cent. on •theitin
vestinent.—Boston Mos. ,
Notwithstanding the dullness of the mannfactar
ing,interest, we are glad to, notice that some of the
corpoiims can show a profit front the , past six
month busbies& • The Lieonia Manntactnring
Company at Biddeford, have declared »a
,serniiarmnal dividend of 3 per cent .,. payable An
gina Is t, and the York Manufacturing Company, at
Saco, a semi-annual dividend of 3 per cent., paya•
ble Angara 4th.—Bo 'slon Commonwealth.
DEATH Or AN AGED' /CRON POINTEA...- Mr. James
Wesicott•died recently at Memphis; Tennessee, at
the-age of 71_fears. He was the oldest primer in
the South;. and since the death of Mr, Molivaine, et
Pittsburg, last winter, is supposed to hive been the
oldest in the United States. He WAS a native 'ot
Cumbeilaed CountyiNew Jersey,. and brother of
, the late JudgeWeicoll, for manx . years • Secretary
' , ofilais State.
Revell parts of Country the wheat crops, have
been Annenetf *banded. tekrenceto theyield
in Ohio, thei in s eirmall - Oazette of the l ath instant
Thelisernblage it Columbus huit weelired per-.
son from affpaiwof Ifni State, gave an 'opportunity;
to collect "Mori* lamination as to the wheaterops
now gathering in Ohio: Welave convetied with
persons from every 'directions, and all concur in
Raying that the amount of wheat raised this year
our pweim thm ofthe fa the blusiiingote
and filiatni valleys the amount is decidedly more
thaw spat year, and , what is better, it is of 'the very
best quality. Ills now beyond danger from nisi, em.,
all'over the State.' This is a great thing for Ohio.
Her surplus millions of bushels of this year's crops,
and the last, will go tar .toward feeding the rest of
The Louisville Courier ventures the prediction
hat "the yield of wheat this season will be vastly
larger than ever before known."
Respecting the crop; in Indiatta letter ins:
The wheat is now being harvested, AA e best
possible condition, and ,in an abundance ever
equalled since the settlement of this country. Ibis
goad report comes to as from aliquartere, and is
not confined to any locality on the Wabash valley.
The same may be said of other. small prairies.,.-
The corn is also looking fine anti is beyond all dun •
ger or failure by reason of drought. I have no
doubt this crop - will exceed, in quantity, the product
of any one, year py at least one.third.
The New York Post says::
Mr. Charlefs Butler,' Who has returned within the
last two days from a very exteiniive tour through
Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, North Missouri, lowa and
Michigan, states that the crops in all those States,
of wheat and corn, are exceedingly promising for
both quality and quantity. An increased breadth
of land has been sown, and the harvest this year
will exceed largely t hat of any. preceding year.—
The farmers appear in a condition of great prosper
ty, in spite el the low prices of grain, and coltiva•
non is improving. We learn also that the yield of
the cottoncrop in Mississippi will be very great,
unless a check from some cause at present ardor
seen, should arise. Its present appearance is en
couraging to the planter, bat not to speculators for
Trlcilsavest.—TTtie fanners are now in the midst
or" haying." The grass yield is heavy and all
other crops look extremely well. The late ..wet
weather has retarded field operations very_ much,
but the farmer' thus far, has no just reason to com
plain, aethii different crops 'look so promising for
a heaiy anff abundant yield.—Tioga Eagle 24th
Cam% ttr Ibuslors.;—Thenortherniand central por
tions have suffered by' eacrssive tains, and the
wheat and other crops .materially damaged. In the
southern portiOn the se4oti has been very favorable,
anti the cropsere excell4nt. In the`Wabash valley
the *heat crop is better than was ever known be
fore. In the vicinity of Springfield,. the , Register
says the crops i will not be as good as usual.
lows.—The Burlington Hawkeye says .that
many of the frets of lowa planted corn previous
to the setting i (grains, but that it was all drowned;
and that it is now too late to hope to see corn ripen,
if planted bedew the coming of frost. It adds that
the wheat crops have been greatly injured by the
same cause. in:temps of lowa of all kinds are
"GAM &Anston's Slaking Fund 2"
Every Federal newspaper we pick up contains
an article underthe above caption, and all written
in the same strain. From this it is evidant that
these articles are written or dictated at Harrisburg;
under the eye of the Governor himself. Such be
ing the case, we shall notice a few - o 1 the many false
hoods they, contain.
It is graely asserted that " Gov. Johnston has cre
ated a Sin ing Fund, by which our State debt will
soon be w ped out," &c. Now, every man with
even a limited knowedge of State affairs, know that
this statement is erroneous—a fahlhood from begin
ning to end. Gov. Johnston has riot created a Sink
ing Fund, nor has he originated a solitary measure.
calculating to diminish the State debt. - It is to Gov
Sousa that the people are indebted for the revenoe
measure called the " Sinking Fund." It was " hon
est Frank Shank" who originated the idea of eetting
apart a certain amount yearly for the payment of a
portion of the principal of the State debt. The pay
ment of the State interest which necessary was sus
pended for two or three years duringGovemor Poe-
Tea* and means were devised by him for restoring
the , dad it os State. Gov. JOHNSTON has, it is true,
continued the policy of his predecessor in office, and
for d ing this he has the presumption to claim the
credit (1 originating the plan by which the State
credit ha. been gavel. And Gov. Jonssron is en
abled t carry out the revenue measures as laid
downhy GoV. Strum without difficulty, for it is a
notoriohs fact that - the revenue derived from our pub
ha irp rovements, under the judicious and careful
mai a ments of Democratic Canal Commissioners
id au entiog every year The annual receipts
from t e public works, show a heavy Increase over
the y previous, and by this means the State Treas
ury iPplenished and enabled to pay off punctually
the a opal interest, meet the current, expenses of
sad hive* handsome . i re iiim len to be ap.
prop atetl to, the Sinking Fund. What right. the
fore, as Gov. Johnston to any of the credit for the
heals y condition of the State finances? He never
orginated any plan of his own, but adopted Governor
Shank's plan, and now modestly claims the praise
for Mstoring the State credit! This is not only die
honest,, but mean and contemptible. •
TnGOv. Shenk, we repeat, are the people indebt
ed kit orginating the revenue measure providing
for the gradual liquidation of the State debt. He
was Pstaiesman—a man of Mind—a man who had
the Ho nor of the State at beim Gov. Johnston has
not the lability to originate any great measure—he
has not ] the mind—tor, with - all the puffing bestowed
upon him by hired Federal scribblers,(some of
whom hold clerkships in the public offices at Harris
burg* Gov, Johnston is a very ordinary man in in
tellect. Previous to his accidental elevation to his
, present office, he resided in Armstrong county , and
was considered about a third or fourth rate lawer
And for him to attempt now to rob that truly great
man. Francis R Shenk, of wise measure he origi
nated, reminds us of the attempt of the as a to pass
himself off for a lion.
The Governor also attempts to make capital for
himself because the State interest, for several years
past, has been paid in par funds. Governor John
ston asked credit for this l Modest man We.have
no doubt he also thinks that he is entitled to credit
for the plentiful harvest,which is now being gath.:
ere.l. Now it is well known that the Governor has
nothing whatever to do with the payment of the
State interest, and when Federal editors attempt to
make .capital by parading Gov. Johnston's' name
before their readers in connection With the payment
of the interest, they presume upon the ignorance of
their readers, for every intelligent man knows that
the State Treasurer; and not the Governor, is the
officer who pays off the State interest, and if he pays
par funds, it is evidence that he is tt good officer,
and deserves credit for his management of the Treas.
cry: D was daring Cal: SNOWDEN% administration
of the Tretpury Department that a commencement
was made to pay theStaleimerestin par fonds, and
such has been the practice ever sinre. Gov. John
ston is '
about as mach entitled to praise for this as
'we are.—Cordiale Volunteer.
The Bridgeport Standard has a correspondent in
" Windham, Green -Co , this State," who is respon
sible for the following:
"A circumstance of the mysterious order has re
cently come to light here. A met:bent pnrchaged
in New York a hou•head of =how, and afier
having sold a goodly .portion of it, while drawing
fur a customer, the molasses was obstructed for run
ning by a human finger in the gate. The hogshead
was immediately opened, when a black boy some
'twelve yews' was found. Molasses has been at a
discount since. People could go the' toe nails,'
-but the-w_hrokt eatkey. was decidedly too much"
Days of the Day of sun rtie es "
se — 11
Week. %loa th
3, 4 53 7 . 14 ,
'op MONDAY, 4 4.59 7 13 t
Tersti4r,m S fk. 0 7 12
iWanuesMur,....... 6 • 6 1 . 7 -11 n
cc !Tar:mint r 7 52 , 7lO .1
FRIDAY, 8 3 3 7 9 t
SATURDAY, 9 6 4 7 8
• 0; H.' WALTERS'
4 all read.
ABOUT the middle of July, between Towasb
and the house of the subscriber in Wyss: e l. ,
small bundle of Dry Goods, which the owner al
have by application, and paying the expenses xs
curred in advertising &c.
Wysox, July 29, 1851.
Got. Styli Ciniza . r—Thiigenllemart, the norni,'
nee of dui Democratic State Cavitation for Cant
cOmatiosieners s is in every iway worthy of the tall
Confidende of the Denseent!id party.
An: intelligent and upright man, 144 busine ss
'qualiticationiAre df the highest, order, and he has
'fon been - reifc most active working Democrats i s
,the State. The Cntinty• in which he resides, , Q a.
ion, has, wd believe, nearly Inv furnaces in
the pruprietors'fif all of which, pacept two, * ma i .
five Whigs , and use every means in their po srer.
at elections, to advents. the Vibik caps*. ice'
s stem may of capital and influence, Cus s ;
has been battleing with undismayed%eotrgy f e ,
years,_ and he has done much tapunseurermbrokes;
the ranks of that county. His Character is unblenu
ished by a single stain, and his *lea will prate alike beneficial to the estt interest of the State, rs i
the Detnocratic patty., It will take *longer scythe
than Whiggery can boast of to cot down such (~
err, an 4 the within, of next October will proclaim.
.hie triumph in a loud Clarion tone,
STRACUBE AND BINGIFIAIKTON R.' R. Compatiy,..;
The Directors of this company met yesterday 2 ;',
the Syracuse House, for the purpose of electing
President and other officers, and of making prep.
arations to commence the work
Henry Stevens, Esq. of Cortland was elected
President, and will undoublebly prove a valuable
and efficient officer.
Col. H. Lewis of Broome was eleated Vice Pres.
ident, Horace White, Treasnrer arid A. H. Hovey,
Secretary.—Syracuse Star, July 25th.
Arurrnart FIRC COANlNCl,..tetilthlajt 'a firs
broke out in the west end of G. M. Hathaway.,
Steam Grit Mill, situated in Market greet, and is
five minutes after it was diviovered the Mill we s
in flames. The wind was blowing trom the we;
and several others buildings were on fire at dit,
erent times. The vragon shop of J. Omons wa s
torn down to prevent its spreading. Too much praise
cannot be given to the fireman of this place, who
were on band, and had it not been for them d m ,
is no telling where it would of ended. Hathaway?,
loss is about 85000—insured 83000: ' is supposaT
to be the work of an incendiary, as there bad been
no fire in the building. "
Discovear or Tatastur,—Three men, whi t
digging in Roxbury, Mass.,,at the comer of Ruggles
and Parker streets, on the night (tithe 2lttiust.,g
the depth of three or four feet, discovered a box a
trunk, containittg a Jame sum 01 money, .suppo*
to have been buried by a notorious character name/
Walker, who occupied a cottage- jh Ale Ski*
some lime since.
Otra The valary of the Governor of Virginia he
been fixed at $5OOO, and the. Canrentioct decided
that the Lientenant Governor shall not have a vote
in the Senate.
WORKA OP ART IN PROGRESS:4I Tepered 14 1
Senator Douglas, of Illinois, has employed an smile
to paint for him a portrait of Gen. Cass. it is on.
derstootl the Hon. senator is himself engaged; mean.
time in making a butt of the Gineral.
(tte. The Treasurer's Office of Indiana county
was recently robbed of some• three or four Atundml
THE JOIIRRETMEN SHOEMAIMRS of Willmington,
Deal., are conducting business on their own hook,
their bosses haiing refused to give the wages.
fIerNOTICE :-:-The North Branch
don of Universallsts Will bold its an•
nual session at Springfield on the 4d Wednesday awl
Thursday in August 201 h and 21st. • -
Religious services will be holden both days at the
usual hours, and a cordial invitation is hereby el.l
tended to the public to attend and bear. 8.1.
At W. A. Chamberlin's' Watib,, Clock and Jendil
Store, Main sired.
TO the kind attention and patronage of alt lead ,
3- era, Scholars and friends of Music is tau ,
mended: a large stock of American, Italian an,
German MUSIC, for different Instruments and tb
human voice ; instruction books and other musk
publications. Italian violin strings of the finest qtr
ty. Time-beaters and a variety of articles helot
ing to the musical department.
G. H. WALTrat also proposes to give lessons
the German language. He has fur the pad yes
been engaged as Teacher in , the Academy at Mont•
rose, and brings recommendations from the Hoe
Was. Jessup, President of the Board a' Trastresei
that institution,L. H. Waiters, H. A. Principal,ani
others. Also from quite a number of the you;
ladies and gentlemen of that place. (formerly hit
pupils.) as to his success Its aleacher.
Towanda, July 31. ISM.
WHEREAS, my wife, Sarah Maria, has left Cr,
bed and board and her children, without atjj
just cause or provocation and uttetiy refuses to rt
turn, this is hereby to caution all persons mia
harboring or trusting her on my account, as
pay no debts of'her contracting.
Mahoopeny, Wyoming Co. July 28,1851,
THE Monroe Rifle Company, will meet for rank'
and drill at the Moriroeton Exchange, on SP'
urday and Monday, the 23d and 22th days of Au„
next, at 10 o'clock, A. M. armed and equipped as the
It directs. J. B. INGHAM, Capt
Monroe; July 29, 1821. • -
TN the matter of the voluntary assignment of Cl'
ReetVto'Renry W. Tracy. in trust - for the bent 3
of creditors. In the court ofVonsmon Pleas of BPI:
_ford' county, of may Teeth, 1849. No. 34. Notiet
hereby given in purinanee of an order of Coe
made the 19ttuday of May, A. D., 1 1851, that Hest
W. Tracy. assignee of Charles Reed. its this cue\
has rendered his account_for settlement, which hot
been duly filed, which will be allowed and caner
ed by the Courtaforesaid, on the Ist day of Septet
ber next, unless cause be shown to the contras!
• : ALLEN WIGAN, Prot.
Prothingitary's °Mee, July 19, 051•
IVOTICE is hereby given , that the Uniformed
'ditil, of Bradford county, constituting the d
Brigade in the 13th Division of Pennsylvania 11
tia, will meet in llatfalions for parade;"inspection
and review, in the following , order : the 2d batta •
commanded by Lieut. Col. John Baldwin. will wed
on Monday, the 25th day of August. 1851. !acid
battalion, bommanded by Lieut. Col. Bertrand •
Whitney, will meet on Tuesday, the 26th day •
August, and the Ist battalion, commanded by Meat
Colonel H. W. Root, will meet , on Thursday.
28th day of August, lssl. Comminditte officers
the battaltona will please give belle° accOrdingll.
JOHN - A: COMING ,
In.spector Ist Brig.,l3th Div. P.lll.
Inspector's.office, Leraysville, July 10,1861.