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E. 0. GOODRICH; EDLTOR.
Towanda, Saturday, Septem'r 27, 1851
Democratic State Srovithations.
Wit LIA BIGLER, or Ctisiith icy Cooky/
ran CA &L cononsstema, a"
!SETH CLOVER; 4 ; ••• • •Or CI.Ji ItZUS COCSTY
FOIL OP TUE 1111:PRICNE COVOT.
JEItEMPtH 8. 81.‘C1C.... l or SlPisniirr Cum 'wry,
JAUES OA.MPBEI/141 or Petawinstapuit.
ELLS LEWIS,...". ......... ....OF LANC.4IITRU
JOHN R. G1850N.....p0r CUNIttRLANIt COUNTY
WALTER H. LOWRIE;..or ALLCouEIT COvaTT
Democratic County Ticket.
,ron, PRESIDENT iIf7TME,
DAtth WILMOT, or BiLkoroui CorNTT
4 root .117L1pILPI.
MYRON BALLARD, .or COLCMIIII-4 Tr
40041Y,AOICLEY,. or Tviscattoa• Tr
. • ,
'i:DDRHY MIKE AN, . at Rtlit.iNwroit Tr
HENRY ..... .or Ti
4BESI'FAR THOMAS,— ...... ....or C j jr Tr.
• ram RISISTAIL ♦RD asconnsw. ,
IL LA.WRENCR SCOTT, or TOWANDA Tr
BENJAMIN WILCOX', 4' 0A :toast- Tr
DANIEL .B. corrc-s,,
EDWARD C. WELLS,..
• VOR CORONLOI.
GEORGE M. BLACK. on, WriLustso Tr
• - Dreamt, .7freigday, October 11,/ 1851'.
Terms of The Report '
" . .11 30 per paat wirhui for yenr,3o eenti will
:be tlethemerl—for cash pan] actual!: In advance $ 00 will be
leheeted. N., paper scat over two years. unless prod for.
DY6IUMEMV.I7%, per Srlllre. of tell tinrs, cams for the
and 25 gent, for earl, subsequent Ore rtioa.
itr-Diller m the a Ilmon Filmic." north side of 11w IMIMe
ours.Pe= dour to the Itrntlfortl Hotel. Entrance tw.wccli
ours. Adams' and Elwell's law offices.
Col. Bitter and the North Branch.
'here in the North, Governer Johnston isclaimed
as the exclusive friend of the North Branch Canal.
His adherents are louitin their assumptions of .credit
t i ) him for the resumption of work irponit, and bois
tennis in Their.assertions that his election .is neces
r-ary to secure its completion. Ad the while, the
Governor's family organ is endeavoring to preju
dice:Col. Bigler with the tax-payers for his bold
and TearteSs position in regard to onr best interests.
The following extract, from the Harrisburg Arneri.
inn, of the 17th is a specimen, and shows the friend.
ship which Gov.„Johkston enter:anis for our Canal:
" Let the people remember that Wm. Bigler, in
his speech' at Towanda, Bradford county, cm the
- 15th of August, last. SAW PUBLICLY that:he was
IN FAVOR OF A LOAN to complete the North
Branch canal.—Gov. Johnston has commenced to
pay the Stale debt- William Bigler has pledged him
self that, if elected, he will favor a iir neer INCREASi
OT the State debt by burrowing sufficient money to
complete the North Branch canal!'Remember
this, ye men who are opposed to making any more
debt, and who think your present taxes heavy enough
to be borne
„Col. Si g ler, in hiss. ech 'at this place, as be has
; • uniformly * dm e, advocated the speedy completion
of the North-Braur# as 'a
matter of justice to the
North and of smuttl .pctliop to the Commonwealth.
t-• Toe:dem this desirable-M*llre was not willing to
Couple it wittu:snme shinplaster hobby, but was
• I•contenr it should* stand upon its own merits. .'The
-t , moner must be had' tmfirtielt it, and .the stra4htfor
,i !ward - way =was to borroW ti,e means, and complete
the Canal as soon as. pOssiblei trusting to. it, as a
solltec.Ol revenue to repay the amount loaned.—
rats is thecomse: the filenits - of the Canal itavis-,sl,
• , wayrasked for, That it should not be • mixed •up
witlrtinkering,s of the currency or federal hobbies,
-tut upon - its 4 own palpatt}lo and naked inertia as u
• , great state iwcuk, should be finished : es other-works
• have been.
Go,. Johnston was wilting to borrow money to
iavoi4 the Liclined Plane; near Philadelphia—a
meritorious object, but not more so than the North
liranch—aihile now his especial organ is denoutre;-
ing..,l3igler to the tax-payers of other portions of the
State because heir; wittina: to do as much for us,
and • adopt the only means which will speedily
complete our great improvement.) Is there con
sistency in thisi and by virtue of what is Gov. John.
ston asking votes as the espeCial friend of the Noah
Democrats of Bradt*Ord
re you ready for the conflict? In about two
weeks, tfte bailie is to be fotiFlit,nnd you have but
' little time left for preparation. That time ulinuld.
4 bit usefully employed‘; every township and 80.
"inui,ll :shedd base its committees to bring out
644 demoCrat to , the riolls, storm ot•no s torm.
Be She polls early, talk top* friends—talk to
the federalists—tett them the truth, Chow them the
adialdtiges of sustaining Oertmeratie measures and
Demeeratio ineu--conviction goes hand in hand with
have a good ticket; ' , Toni candidates ate
t!nd calmble ineti; - Vila . ' faithfully
' itiltresent and huitain' yikirpriiciplrr,.See to it
that nota foto is lost. Orintent stretir voter. it is
needlesit to say that the redenil party; voili all Turn
nut. s ,the:y voters Deter fail to
be at the they will not
C OMM'S They
c sue playitig . a dark tleei‘gante,„ tletertsje'ettlO des
le.st its it they can. Be en' the alert • then. We
e the.' strenvii,..and it must all be 'brought 'WO
the G. 4.1. o.ity tlil?•:-tally'hont your ,fieids, your
. iiii/iksliiipS—plinat the hilks— ! from the vallies: Gitsi
tour tali vote ant.tabow iheenetniesef Democracy
hat vetratlia4 beentione can be done, anitthat the
'Democracy of Itaatord never 'yield an iiihran' taise
• •TtoinA Coverrir.NostseKrtoxs.—The foßnwing is
this ticket furated,by, the Ddinoenstic Csonntion of
*resident Judge-.-Rogray a. %Vlore.
; Aisciviackts7,ODW(N s.talsoyseT9o, tttt , t
PrOthollol3/74:27R - I)(Striebiii*.
CO 11014411,0.1•- ANS •PU L •
.....51940.%ye1y.0pi of the County we have the Most
Pet4tetlei tht*Deno4o :Of tha - atrOtiss of
4ur4 , YHOLIOICKET' !toil:math*. `'There;
liassiert no4tiectionAh l r: yearn, whin thi4i was
hamit our ik:rieiese heat t . 6 eximpl onto:
ii ; ithout 'mann. any jealnueiee any Cirs
-I.ppolniments—moving -on in one eitlid phalanx,
election of our entire ticket 7 The Democracy have
never been unsuccessfol, when they Were united
and determined. It nee& brit a small amount of
actit now—ajtill poll of Notes—and we cats join
together in our congratulations after the - Se&mti
'Tuesday of October next.
Thisimited actom and cheering prospesr, is the
mo,e gratifying, alter the anticipations Which our op.
ponentaltave indulged in, of profiting by our dis
sensions, and 111114 electing their ticket. They are
now correspondingly disappointed and dishearten.
.ed, and' are . laboring with desperation to 'educe
Demkta's from their party allegiance, and to in
duce them to vote for a portion of the Whig ticket.
We warn Democrats to beware of their schemes.
Our ticket, is a gocel.ene. Let it receive the sup'
port of all those who calf themselves Democrats,
and the Whigs will meet with a Waterloo defeat.
Next Saturday is the last day, the law reeniring
. layt.= before the election. Look to your own
names, D.emocrati, and then those of your neigh
bors. Let not a vote be lost by inattention to the
It should be known that to entitle a man to' vote
at the coming election, it is necessary that he shall
have been a resident olthe State one year, and of
the district or township where he offers his vote,
ten days, and that he has priid a State or County
tax which was assessed of least ten days previous
the day of Plection.
OP ATH6I.III Bo
.....or Lyrcurzi.o Te.
Young men, however, between twenty one and
t wenty-1 wo, who are qualified_ in o th er respects, are
entitled to vote wi th out the payment of tax
And for persons wtio have oncetheen - vote's in
the State and removed therefroM and returned, a'
residence of six months in the State is sufficient.:
but in all cases where the payment of a tax is ne
cessary, it must have been assessed ten days pre
vious to the election. We hope, therefore, that
every democrat in the comfy will go to the asses
'or and'see that his name is on the list—and see to
it in lime. The coming election is one of momen
mous interest, and it is necessary that every demo
cratic should be fully armed and equiped as the law
OF Tee:convict Tr.
Dltssissirvi - t—A " Committee of Inv nation . ' have
called a Union Nlass Meeting, to be lieldlat. Jack
son, October 9-10, to.congratulate the friends of the
Union upon the late signal triumph over the Se
cessionists. The Vicksburg True Issue of the Bth
instant sass that there.will not be to exceed fifteen
Secessionists returned to the Convention, delegates
to.whieh have just been elected, while the populat
majority of the Unionists will reach fifteen thousand.
THE AmPutoos.—These celebrated vocalists song
at the Court House, in this plaoe, on Thursday
evening last. Of their performance those who
were present speak is the highest terms. They
are not excelled by any similar company, and are
deserving the patronage of thus; who delight in
The New - York State Fair was one of the
greatest. occasions of the kind ever known au that
State. The addless of Senator DOUGLAS is an able
and pla'n production, worthy the high reputation of
the author. We will ~publish it um week. _
Foe CALIFORNIA—Bradford has sent during the
present week, some ten or twelve young men to
California; to try their fortunes in that El Dorado.
We wish them the success 'heir indubtiS Will un
doubtedly, merit, and a realization of their most
sanguine expectations -
R ECY4PTS Tillif , ,,Fsta.?-'oThe. Rochester: papers
say the receipts, at the Fair are not yet definitely
known. It is ascertained, however, that they are
larger than in any previous year. The amount
will probably exceed 815,000; '
(*-- The -gm gives notice that Gov. Jorisarroi
may be expected at this place on Friday next. 14e
wtll make a speech, of course. The Argus, how
ever, bas not a wind to say about public officers de
serting their posts, for the purpose of making votes.
Hord., WiLussi 4 Kracy.—The Saratoga Repub
lican elevates this name to the masthead as a can
didate for the Piesidency in 1852, " sulijixt - to the
decision of the Democratic National Convert:ion."
&Kann , BOSTWICIC - has been appointed Po
!taster, at Pike, in this County, in place of 1. H.
Ross, resigned. _
lloverie Warns° lea We are opposed to all
kinds of ":Puffing,P in the
.figurative sums of the
term. Whether in the notice of a 'book, or any
thing else; we hdve a repugnance to give it a fol.
some adulation, or to commend it in any way at
all, unless we honestly believe it worthy of favor
, We have. again ,furnished ourselves with a keg
of Biker's Black ll'riting Ink, and when we say
that this is not the first or the second -keg that has
been procured-from Mr. Hover;.the ankle may be
considerwl as' being- - endorsed - es - "goad" by us.
otherwise we should not have continued is use for
these six or seven years past. .o.hens may lava
their preferences in favor of different manufactures,
and we are quite willing that they enjoy those pref.
erencee (save and except those ofourcarrelpan&wts,
who sometitrieitimpose..that.loathsome -Blue stun
upon us; which is not fit to be used fur ear ;Own
part, we eet.thom the manufacture filrn Hever,
whose ink is not only clear and,brack„bitt
clog and conglomerate our pen, is some Other:Wise
good inke do."- - -Geirinurßeforeted messaig.i, Chum
bersburg f.Pa- t. 7 :
Tat, PaesIPEDSCY .= The Dentderatie sionGsrests of
Sfoosoe4nd Pans oonntiei have elected J.l4'Ritio•
Rag., editor allbe Monroe-Diniostat, Delegate
tp,the pinflccutvfnuon ot the 4th ofilliareb nest,
with unanimous matructiOns in favor oC Mr...An
'ow/Cul for . the - Pt;eihielicy.' •
Blair County-haw elected Gronck R. Ill'Faitristm
Rut , Delegate ut,the State Convention, with' unan.
=M4 initruclOmforDen. Cale. ' • , .
Franklin County has eleeteA.Jio. Anistraoso,
1 0 11 N 1 41 1.04ildiviii4 061 - I,a; . Delegalif to the
4th of March COnvention.' They ate imitiairucted,
but= imderstouti to be %befriends 6188.8.131.525:
for; hfi giiiitieston With (belle:kinVijay* iitorn
e'd from Enitantrilithe Paci6e,'anti his'gbren'hkri.
self upicitheltuthoiities Watalitti ten. He.'bas
giVen ". 4 1Fgrit.Y.4S. 40 .e 00 * 4 1 /Peat *kiln Recent-,
beitocart in that city,
'~~l ,tV ~.~f Sid
Are you Assessed)
~~ :. ~iCee=~iaiso 4 '~`:a~i~ ffl~i~?~~ii~i~r':
*nest/ !?/' file Empire qty at •New Orleana—The
1:111Mr-QaUlita,ler. 21.--The gleatithipr,mpiar,
Citt . iitiflred4t thcrlport .to day, s Ocidt•
syhiKee goileillin the 17th Ma
• %le trfingohe Siktaraecisco mailklif Arita 151ge
lit high! tirere,taingferted to her from flip striatnaldp;
irrdaert--,at Hatamt-' , Elle has also thite-Stintittgl'
She hag ve ry _ little specie on freight, while in the
handl - of pusengetit thereby ticittiefttiebuttdredaltd
fitly thousand dollars,
The steamer Monumental-Chrlen Slur Francis'
eo on the 15th of Angnst, and reached San Jean
del Sud on the 6th September. with 130passongers.
She-brought no gold on freight, - •r - ,
The steamer Falcon left Stn. Juan &Niettragua
on the Ist inst ,'and arrived at. Havana on the 16th.
The news from Haistiti;by this'arrival, is ten
days later than rum-ions accounts, and very ins
teresting._ Forty.five of the prisoners raptured dor
ing the recent invasion of the island by Lopez, re
main in confinement at Havana. The Americans
at that place had made np subscriptionsto purchase
clothing and other . pecessaries• for the comfort of
the prisoners. The.prisoners hid published a card
orthanks to the officers of the V. S. Sinop of-war
Albany, the officers of the prison at Havana, the
Brit ish • Counsel, and the American residents, thank•
by. them- in warm terms for the, kindness and sym.
Why they had expressed in their, behalf and the
measures they had taken for their relief.
The prisoners had also published another card
which .condenurs in the strongest terms the conduct
ot Mr. Oa ens, the American Consul. The Spanish
Consul at New. Orleans, anti the widow of Gen.
Enna. left Havana on the 16th, in the steamer Is.a."
bella Catolica: for Spain.
The Cherokee lett at Havana on the 11th, the
U. S. steam higate Saranac, sand sloop-of-war Al
The passengers by the Cherokee report having
visited the prisoners. Nineteen of those remaining
at Havana were in good health. Twenty.six Were,
lying sick at the Hospital. .
The prisoners expressed their, thanks to the Bri-
tish Consul for his great kindness and attention to
them and. care for their comfort.
On the 15th, eight more prisoners, were brought
into Havana, having been taken in the moturtalns.
Among those sent to Spain are the following : John
Boswell, C. A McMurray, and F. Fianna, of - Balli.
more; Thomas Hilton of Washington; James Chap
man, of Charieracin ; Benjamin Gilman and Charles
Gitibin of Cincinnati.
The inhabitant" of Havana had subscribed S7O
- for the relief at the widows and orphans of
those who fell in the engagement with the forces
• The obsequies of thb slain were celebrated at the
Cathedral of Havana on the 9th inst: with great
Crosses were distributed to the soldiers by the
Captain-General, oho afterwards went to Bahia.
Hondalocale purpose of inspecting the scene of
operations, and to distribute rewards among the
people. The rejoicing at Havana were very great
at the annihilation of the texperE'iod.
CHEM—llartEopy—Ever3th:ug fur the Cause!
At-a meeting tinkle', at Eng; Smi'lliteld. Sep! 12,
Gen. WM. 11A ItTON Pre.Ment, DAVID I Ilia., A a AM
JasE . s.anii I:0. K. McVAsti.t.s Estps. C„ Ptcsi.
dents, I. IL PiEncr. and U. S PECK Seeretarif
, On motion, Resolved, That in the judgment of
this meeting it is expedient and proper for the De.
moorage party of Bradford county, to organize fay
and effectually, in view of the political field now
pending ; and that Seth Salisbury, Edward Herrick,
Theodore Leopard, %Vm. Elwell, Wm. S. Ingalls,
W. S. Guthrie, J. L. Gerould, C. L. Ward, fsaac
Cooly, Wm. Russell, Charles Salisbury, Dr. Ew'd.
Mills, H. Marsh, C. West, S. Smiley, Theodore
Wilder, G S.'Peck, Enos Caitiff, Tho's. Smeatl i C.
E. Pierre, D. Hill, D. Farnsworth, I. S. ,Salisbury,
S. Wood, J. II Webb, Wm. S Grace, E. Rinker,
J. Salisbury, C. Mathewson, I, Wilson, J. Sherwood,
S. R. Crane, C. Child, Dr. P. G. Allen, D. Vander
cook, G. F. Mason, Wm. F.. Barton, C. P. Trask,
A. A. Jones, L. 11. Pierce. B Laporte, 4 Spalding,
A. IVattles, E. W. Baird, 'Guy Tozer, J. A. Gerould,
E. G Durfee, J Hall and J. C. Allen, be and they
are hereby appointed a committtle of vigilance and
correspondence; looking to the geneml Interests of
the Democratic party, County and State candidates
in the present election.
oii motion of Col Seth Salisbury, Resolved, That
we felicitate ourselves and the country, upon the
cordial good feeling that pervades the. entire De
mocracy of Bradford county, in the present interest
ing prosture of public affairs—that we look forward
with inspidtto confidence to the 2nd Tuesday of Oc
tober, for a signal victory to the Republican Kanner.
Resolved, That harmoniops and energetic action
by the democratic party enjoined by every con
sideration of duty anti pataniiint."
11.Fotrett, 'that these proceedings be signed by
the officers of the meeting, and - published in the de
.mocratic papersof Bradford consity,Penusylvaallitn,
Democratic Union, and also the . Demaqatic papers
generally of this Congressinnat District. -
(Stoned by the Officers.)
DEATH ov JANIES FAN:intent COOPER, THE No.
vr.t.is - t—James Fatinimore Cooper. Esq., died at
Cooperstown, Otsege County, N. Y. on Sunday
last The event was not unexpected, will nut
be the less regretted. Mr. Cooper hag contributed
tiruely to the amusement of readers wbereVer the
Eog ish language is spoken, and no American
has done more fo advance the literary reputation of
his country; Mr. Cooper was born in Burlington
county, N.. 1 , on the 15th September, 1789. He
was 62 years old, lacking a day, at te period of
his death The foundation of his fame as a novel.
iM was laid by the production of his Spy, which
was followed up speedily by the Pioneers and the
other, " Le. ther Stockin g taled and his sea nov
els. He produced thirty f our ' 'novels, besides 'a Na;
vat History, Travels &c. A wli'er in the !Mena.
tional Magazine, in reviewing' Mr. Cooper's woks
,; There was not a language in Europe in which
all his novels, after the publication of the'" Red
Rover." , did not appear almost as scion as they were
printed in London. He has been the i chosen com
pany of the prince:purl the peasant, on the., borders
of the VOlga, the Danube, and Graadalqutier ; by
the Indus and the Ganges, the Paraguay and the
Amazon, where the name even of WashingtOn was
never spoken, and our country isonly known asthe
borne of Cooper. The wourfrl has living no other
writer whose fame is's° universal. We n&sy add
that among-the early admirers of Coopes is a novel
ist, was the late Colonel Trumbull f the'historicat
painter, whom we have heard
„express -hie prefer.
ence for Cooper's novels, even over thos e of Sir
Kr DELAWARE AraLes—Tne 11;11oril Beacon
stated that it is estimated by some or the citizens
.of that place, that no,,less than 40,000 bushels of
apples hive heen.hroriglii to the market the p red
ant Snit' that
_net less than 59000` its cash
'Wit found its. aroy into-the lafinets ittookelein 'con;
sequence there of. • This is one at the advantages
'f atoms matket.
.L.Retelszto Cum* Pazatcrr.—The Charleston'
Courier states that, aniong the prisonenr of the
pez party, released •by the .Captain =General, is
,htmasCautle4., whit was-under sentetwp of itnpri-,
Bement tore term ol.years in Charlestonitil, from
which he eseakil torn° time since,: and %vent .to
Ilertr.Ortean., Can ley. is said to have beet, • the
individual who-usunted the name of Jetties Chap-,
man., Ilia eircums!ances. comiecied
eauseilhis release are not known, • .
MUPDBBCD Bir II tft Ltn•sa....LThe Waairaw"
Jorivarti-mentiona,a ease ,o 1 'aggravated ! timitilet
Alc,Dlittirris, , h county, a low. 'Joys
man pailiaglas addrettas to a irou4la4y,atat
till been 'engaged hej,"titif 'Alkcattleit • 1-11 , '
wes;t . tit her residence *nett reitheiliatiioa,
bat wotranAtweemaral, and. 11.;- Stabbed ' , •het io.: the
heart,;.-ilta tAiboyeant !atas putioeA:t‘ silt ;
mites Wiasaar, but eidapirr
Mr. Galva lion.
` — ThaTtolhiiiiing hfroilitilte iifeafii Chrikiana
hatitieettimbliithq ih iht(ltal orcip, bfsaon
of tate ihioder‘ti inaivittaatii Ur. LO m orsuchi' . .;:' the
vrrOer it, ale ma 44 he ,yentOeametljetely?
the*ot 4 lea tilte-fict thelerraroi.?—
nrerksas. Dmitri - :=4liiii s,eiit"'"vOicitis ea
ecuttradictory reports_ concern . lg . the tragic fate of
,mx p iaitter;,iptl. the atteml,ant ifF,MMlß!igck-thtle
thoughtinert hr fierloiiii - litir info( task of *givitri
y . po some iamb in sefetekee; hereto, which-may be e '
retied uitort': "- - t.- 1 - ''''..-
Near tour years ago, four negroes, betweep the
ages of nineteen and twenty-two, fled from my
-father's, in.llaltimore county 1 nineteen mites front'
- : he oity, Kitt, Pennsylvania.- These itegitiei 'were'
' o be free at !Image of two ty.eight, sea this fact
they kneW. ft had Come to, the knouledge of my
fattier that they had sold wheat, stolen from him, to
afree negro. A warrant was got out for the arrest
of the free negro, which coming, to The ears of his
accomplices, they resolved - (the same eveni n g) to
make good their escape. This was in November.
During the winter it was reported that these men
were suffering for rood. A, colored man- was 'sent
to find them, and asitere.them, if they would come
home and` behave themselves, nothing would be
said to them 'about their theft. They Were found,
but did not return. •
After having carefully provided , the necessary
vouchers and papers ; attended by-a deputy marshal
and two Constables from Philadelplita ' my 'father,
his-son, (Dickenson.) his nephew, (Dr. Thos. T. G.
Pearce,) Joshua Gorsuch', Nathan Nelson and Ni•
cholas Huttliins, set out the first of last week for the
scene of intended arrest. The plan was to arrest
the firgitiVes on Wednesday morning, but this was
frustrated by the nou appearance of the deputy mar
shal, who had the authority and the papers. Both
the Philadelphia constables returned to the city,
with the understanding that they were to come back
at night with new warrants—one of them having
been deputed to act as marshal. The delinquent
marshal made his appearance Mt Wednesday morn
about nine o'clock, utging as an excuse for his
failure, - that he had been followed bp a negro;
whom he knew to be a spy. In endeavoring t
elude his pursuit and prevent the discovery. of big
posse by rapid driving, he , broke his wagon. It
was' then agreed that they would attempt the arrest
on Thursday morning, strengthened by the coasts-
Wes, whom they expected to return on Wednesday
night—but these did not come.
Deputy Marshal Henry H. Kline, and the five
gentlemen in company with my father, reached
the house where two of the runawaysre support.:
ed to live, just about morning dawn. This, house
stands near the header the Great Valley , in Lancas
ter county, about Iwo miles troth the village of
Christiana. The valley betels about three quarters
of,,a mile broad ; quite trough-like in shape, and
bordered with wood. Across this valley runs a
narrow, rough lane. About 150 yards from_ the
southern border of the valley, and 'one hi:Mitred
yards from the lane that crosses it, stands thithouse
of the fugitive, connected with the larger lane by a
short lane, twelve teat wide. As this party, at this
early hour, were proceeding along the lane that
crosses die valley, and near the house, one of the
ike.. 4 roes s , who was recognised as Nelson, came to
i );e nrouth-4f fl r e s:,o,f lone, and upon seein g these
1 men, ran tiwards the hvtt,e, ail the ploy' in full
chase. The negro barely made his escape. One
i m a n was ..tati,ased at each corner of the house to
guard the windows. The house is 'two stories in
1, 01 - 4 ,1 a. turd the segioes were ail
The Mar-fiat and my father entered the house
MP. Kline asked for the owner of the house ; told
them he was a United States Marshal, and that he
• came for the purpose of arresting Mr. Gorsuch's
slaves, Nelson and Josh. He then read to them the
warrants, and while doing this he heard them load.
ing, their guns up stairs. The Marshal and my fa
ther started both together to go up stairs; the latter
fiajeing first called to Nelson that he saw him, and
told him that if he would come down peaceably and
go home with him, he would treat him as kindly
as before he ran away. Resistance, he said, would
do no good, to- he came with the proper officer and
authority, and he would not leave the premises
without his property. While they were on the
steps and intending to proceed, one of the negroes
struck at them. with a staff shod with sharp iron.—
My father then turned and went out of l i the door.--•
Just as he got out a gun was fired at his head from
one of the windows, but the aim was too high. The
Marihal coming out just behind him, fired his pis
tol in the window Again they went in, and start
ing to go up the steps, an axe was thrown down at
them, ve hich, however, passed harmlessly by them.
In this way a little skirmishing was kept up be
tween the negroes at the windows and the young
men outside, and between those, at the head of the
steps and the two men in the house.
During the period the warrants were read three
times; the law was explained, they were advised
and entreated to give up the two slaves, and assur
ed that the arrests would be made even If blood
must be shed. A missile had been thrown out 'of
thewindow,and bad- wounded Peatce in the head;
he had attempted to shoot, but the cap only explod
ed. At last they gave the negroes a definite time
to decide ; The watch was held, but before the time
expired a white man rode up'tiorhe bars in the lane.,
His presence inspired the blacks ; they immediate
ly raised a shout, and became confirmed in their
opposition. When the Marshal saw the man al the
bars, he went to him and called upon him in the
name of the United States, to assist in arresting the
(noises, showing his warrant, reading' his authori•
ty, and telling him the inevitable consequence of re
fusal. Another white man was*also preseht during
this conversation. The reply was, go home, for
they could make no arrests there, of blood would be
Before, during, and after the conversation with
this man at the bars, negroes were arriving from
every quarter, snme on, horseback,- and others on
foot, armed with guns, pistols, clubs, corn-cutters,
&c. They seemed to be scattered all around upon
the first of their arrival, but most ofthem were gatti•
ered iu knots near the, place where the white man
on horseback and; the linarshal were talking, engag
ed in loading the*gtms. At-the close of the con
ference, the marshal called 'to his party to retire,
saying that he would trot press the arrest farther,
and that he weuldhold this man responsible for the
property. Then the marshal and two of the young
men left.' My father was then near the house, hia
sena Pearce and Joshua Gorsuch not far from bitti,
still guarded the house, to keep. thealaves from es
caping, Just as tthe marshal and the two young
meideft, the Qualt 3f on the horse said something to
the negroes that had assembled near hint, when
'they set up a most hideous yell, and rushed towards
the. house, the negroes in the house / at the same
time, rushing out, and whopping like savages, met
the ad saucing, gang around my fadfer. There were
four men, all armed with pistela; it is true, opposed
to about one hundred infuriated, blood-thirsty, how.
ling,demone,. As soon as these two gangs met in
the narrow, lane t ,the aunt); was.maile open - the di•
ininishad band, by a, negro from behind Striking
my faiher - ontheillead, which caused'' him td' fall -
Iforward on hickneeei , when be Wits shot several
-times, and cut over the head with corn cuttere.,,.
When the young men near saw him fall, Dickin
scin and ; . laitra raa to him and discharged their pis
toliiiito the 'crowd that was murdering hirti , Peirce;
,hafirit been cut 'oft from them by the negroes who
advanced:tram the bars. As Dickinson, was shoot.
i t ht in)tnediately. over, his father, Iris, revolver . Wee
, knoOked' Onto! his band. by , a chi b
Ot,:itle . arid, neat the Wrist: - 'Thee it 'negro shot him
Irrihe right aideand aim..lbilging more than sev.•
enty large shot.in-him.,- The tregroesivere, whoop
ing Find ,ye)lipg with s4yage . ,glee,iict F their
,and so , o, nephew arid ccrtnin Anted, le save
theft "They e'scaped from'thistl nativw
lane, The seem. of the awful - mallet; into tholonger -
lane,that emends.= russ'illay.allerandlhe, :wood's
,on efthet Fide.. Dickinson, eta v sling the
ktuntlingepf his woo*, Veal goShing - frorn
mouth and'istrOa m I fon), "
of a hundred yards reached the
. edge of ,dia
fulling,tbrwp by ataro rabipp,, exbausyritr 1-sorne
of lite head* togowed and ytOald bite aim cruel
. . . .
in the effnly t threw, hhiselfrrret bts body, and eon
ed upon them for God'aiake to assist . him, for he
worst Wm difranybow •
Dr. EeerciOlnd itishoa Gorsuch 10(04 the othie
end of* Wit hitting to the yroodi On the whet'
sideef the valty,*hich were more Shots ludfli
mile eliint' - i eatee kept the lane, end after hire
knitted* Whole :bold of negroes,lshouting" atld
sliiiotingeveriquittp.a distance ofllueeiliundritl
yards.. In his Hight he overtook the Quaker outfits
horse, and trove to keep him between himself and
'hits posuersi to...which eoursitieralefibei-thelsalvas
non of his_liki At the diitince of a half a indit from
the negroes' house,. he reached a dwelling, and
boiling in s asked two ladies, who were then the.only
poisons whom he saw in the house,..toptoteci him.
Therexpressed fear lest the negroes might come
and ,hand hirOtheret, endill them for concealing
him. He told them he w Old not expose them to
,danger then, and toniedio out; when they con
sented to conceal him. Soon iris infuriated poise
era came to the hem and' asked if he was not
there. They,.Were told that some one had gone
past, and they kept wife the woods, which they
seam:heti and guarded uotii.late at night, to find and.
to botcher their desired victim,
• Joshua Gorsuch, Who had received di ielent blow
on the head when bYmy father, was rather later in
starting, and ran obliquely from the house to the
lane, reaching it in advance °Weans. Him they
overtook and beat over the head with clubs until it
was supposed they had killed him, but he got up
and went on up the lane as far as he could. One
negro, who had chased 'Pearce farther than the rest,
as he was - rettiminn' struck him (Gorsuch) over the
head with a club — At e last he reached the woods,
completely crazed by the blowi he had received.—
There he waVfound by the Marshal and taken to a
place of safety.
Dickinson did not lie long before some gentle
men came and carefully removed him to Mr. Levi
Pownall's where he now lies, and where I now write. Every attention that kindness can suggest
and charity execute; is bestowed upon him. At first
it was 'bought he could not live until night; but,
thropgh the care of his physician, and the blessing
of god, he has been gradually mending ever since,
and now we have strong hopes of his recoyeiy
Dr. Pearce was conducted to the house whereFrick
insert Is about four or fire o'clock the same after
noon. Joshua escaped that evening, to York, where
his friends took good care of him. He is now out
of danger and doing well.
It may be gratifying to some to know , that the
proteedings now in progress will bring to light the
secret id this bloody affair. A negro of Philailel
phia—the same that followed the Marshal on the
first night—found but by some means, fair or foul,
the names of the negroes to be taken, and-other cir
cumstances connected with my, father's plan, and
gave intelligence to the neighbothoixl. Theo abo
litionists and negroes together spread the news, and
dins was brought together the moil of the negroes
for. miles around. We have the man vihd fettled
the negroes to shoot, and defied the Marshal. We
_have also quite a number of the actors in that aw
ful scene, but not all of them. The law will now
be fairly tested ; I supgose.
I have written this by the advice of friends, surf
am glad the painful task is performed.
J. S. GoRSUCII.
Chris/inlta, September 17, 1851.
Tire Gonstrcx Ta correspondent of the
Anti-Slavery Standard gives the following account
of the origin of the recent deadly collision between
the negroes and Mr. Gorsuch and party at Chris
tiana. By this report it appears that Mr. Gorsuch,
Senior, tired the first pistol:
"On the morning of Thursday, the 11th instant,
about 4 o'clock, a slaveholder from Maryland,
named Gorsuch, together with his son and-several
understrappers, made their appearance before the
tenant-house 01 Mr. Povenalf, a quaker, residing 'in
Iris county, on the borders of Chester, and which
was occupied by a colored man supposed to have
harbored aslave of the tiforesaid Marylander, whom
they. intended to capture. As a colored man, a
guest of the tenant, :is s ued from the don of the
dwelling, this chivalrous party made an attack up.
on him, when he retreated into the house, into
which they followed him.
The man, however, proved not to be the slave
of whom the party were in pursuit; and in the
course of a colloquy which. followed, he advised
the flaveholder to leave the premises, assuring him
that it, tiould be imppssible for him to capture any
slave and carry him out afire neighborhood. The
Marylander declared that he would not be baffled
in his purpose of recovering his ".property," adding
that he 'would not leave the place alive without ac-
Complishing his purpoie. "Then," replied the
man, "you will not leave the place alive." At
this juncture, the son entreated his father not to tub
fur such insolence from" a nigger," when the latter
immediately tiled upon the man, with a revolver
three or lour times, one bullet passing through his
hair, and another . grazing his body. The man, who
is possessed of great personalcomage, stood all the
while in the doorway without • flinching. This
slavehohler prepared to adopt means singularly
Persuasive toward that portion of his fellow men
whom he darned as his•iiithv ideal property, and
who had so thoughtless absented themselves from
his patriarchal care, was a piou,it and exemplary
exhorter in the Methodist Episcopal Church."
THE EXECUTION OF AARON STOOKET.-.-Aaron B.
Stookey paid the penalty of his crime on Friday,
by hanging, in New York. Stookey was calm an
tler the appalling circumstances, and addressed the
crowd as follows :
" lily dear fellow-creatures, f am here before
you to die, and hope to go, before my God in a
few moments, I am sorry,to have to tell yon
ware of Rnm—bewate of it-.beware of the Rtur4-,- A
never lewd nor handle it, nor-let it near your' I
am sorry.to say I am under the,gallows,and I hope
God will have meicy on my soul-=that is all the
hope I have in this world, find I pray God will look
down on me and receive my soul."
At the conclusion of his brief address, Rev. Mr.
Camp made an earnest prayer, during which. Stoo
key and, his hall.brother, who appeared greatly at
fected„ Were engaged in earnest conversationt.—
When 'Rev. Mr. Camp had finished, be shook
hands with Stookey, and bid him -farewell. At this
time the brother of the of the criminal become 'so
affected by 0 e scene, that the officers had to re
move him in an :Wriest fainting condition.
" Stookey again addressed the crowd as follows.
"Farewell ! all mind whafl i tellyou, and let Rum
alone *timing his eyes towards the Sheriff.) I may
meet you in Heaven. I hope I shall I thank my
friends. I thank iltegood'aral worthy Sheriff and
others for what they have,done for me God bit ss
the Sheriff, and Heaven bless you all, aood-by.."
When he had done speaking, a blac k cap was
drawn over his lace ; the rope was then cut, • and
he was suddenly elevated to the hight of about
tube feet in the - air 'in which position-he remained
for about halt an hitur, when. the doctor pronounc•
ed him . dead. •
FATAL F.TTkeT fir Liarerstam.---Duringthe than.
Aler.storm oq Friday night; the house of Mr. Wha.
lay, Ilempsa.arl, wasetruck by lightning and the
roof tom on ; Mrs. Whale who , was abutting the
whirler, was Shuck by ' .. ichparalysed
her lower limbs' to a great degieei; but she shortli
afterwards recovered. About the Sante time, a la.'
boring man wasstruck. while massing a com•liehtt
At Jericho andlendered . lifeless, His body vras.
not found till I Stinday, The soil was considerably'.
torn up around him, and one of his boots, ripped
open, was foorarilt 'scirrie distance from his boily.—=
N. KiTriburre of Thuksday. - -
Ttili 4RCHOIPHOPRk Oli BAI.TIMOR.R.-4t MIS To
more yesterday - trilhe eity; and pretty generally
credit' it, that the Right Rev , Francis Patrick Ken.
ritk,Bishop of Philadelphia, has been appointed by
the,Pnoe to the Atebbishopric of Baltimore. The
Most l ei!. P, Culium, Primate of Ireland, it i s said
is Ifelltdrut'hy the Pope tc2hring - rAer the pallium
and superintend the ordination.-- On inquiry, • we
sscsubitined that tech was said tote the cant o . but
that it Was notaufficiently authiaaSsates" for Avg".
cial antotincereeat.—Bak Sun..,
or canon*. Newt
No •steeener u ike many months, has born e ,
Attaairm salligest it budget cf mote peaceful and,
ntllits 414 that I ,whicli goes out to
Lone ieetance of outrage and speedy pa n i,t,
tiiiecord4the murderous aikaah and robbe,
petrated thipen . Alettander Leslie by a man at
jern Grahatat,,,ui Eldorado Steamy, ea the Lk
the summary trial and 'amnion of the tat
the following day.: The excifetnOnt why
Aledatie pehritAiadleamehra. -leafed (
entliely sobs - Med; clime has beefiere ~
filitplent, and a sense of:security 40 0 at
.teitlefed. The Vigilance Cont./01es
- taken a poeitionlioxiliasy to the elands, d e li,
over all the prisoneri in their possession, tea
only assumes the functions of an active por t(
is hoped that entailer causes will not occur a
&wit asimilar state id affairs. .
The mining News continues to be of an
aging tenor, and the streams, already •
low stage, are still lilting, and the numerals
parties engaged in (lamming and canal ope r
are generally at work in the beds of the nve,
along the canals. The'quartz veins are sill
mantling the attention and capital of mine r' ,
the numbers preparing to engage in that
mining. Much sloubt*and anxiety is still
the kind of machinery 44d pioeess of am
tion best adapted Hubei, buliness. Sevr
chines have been put-in operation near
end in the southern mines, yet but 'very No
cept vague reports, is known of the results.
is a more general dispositionlo prospect ,
possession of claims that will pay, and tbe n
the elperience of those already engaged.
From information derived from per m •
none parts of the mines, we are induced
that there will heft much larger number of
returning to the Atiantic StatTs, on the close
present season, than there exact last. fall
are making the most 61 thief favorable se;
many who came with the great tide of
will return with the ebb of the,present
number of permanent settlers is rapidly it
and may who came to srajoinn temporal
remain to-live, and those who go away wr
The protect of dividing the; State is still c
in the press of.tfie Southeni District, and
will, no doubt, be'trade by the delegaii
that section to effect that object through
Degislatureiyet thu preponderance of rei
lion in the Northern District is 'so overal
that there is little prospect of such a thine,
latter becomes as adverse to the connectio
The enterprise of erecting a magnetic ft
to connect this place with the principal I
the interior it is thought will be accomplish
Indian hostilities have ceased in every
except occasional depredations 'lowan!s
of the Sacramento.
Gold has been discovered on the
many places about Santa Cruz, but too
Peentanent improvem - nts are rapidly ,
in•thileity. Substantial brick houses are
in all parts of the city, and city itself is
encroaching on the bay.
Very little is known here, as yet, of t
which the fires in this city have ha! in tbt
tic cities upon shipments to this port ; br
shipments are not anticipated, and would
expectations if made.-
lesitsis W1LK13011 . 6 Ears:sr....7lle Math
mung County Record states that the possr
the ancient homestead of this remarkabre
has become a matter of legal wrangling. '
tensive property belonging to Jemima, at Jet
Yates Co., at her death in 1819, came into tl
session of two of her female followers,
whom died without issue. and bequeathed it
non% to their relatives . The homestead, a
house of extraordinary dithensions, and threr
of land, were given to a, jot..
man, the niece of one of the otiginal des ism
married a Mtn named (eorge Clarke, who
resen.ed to' be infbmperate, and quite unf
manage the property. He has recently
volved in debts, and advantage has -been
this circumstance to extort Ulm hiin a deer
estate, by a lawyer and another person vrl
coveted its possession for some lime.
Mrs. Clark is an invalid, and quite Meal
by Illness to understand or conduct a matter
ness. it being represented to Clark that t
of $BOOO was to be given tot the property,
would release him from debt, secure 85000
children and $lOOO to his wife, the deed
ed. •But it is stated by .the record that the
presses a consideration of only $1250, a
is given upon but a portion of the property
payments go ro the lawyer who eeml
transac:ion, and who was. Clark's legal sr
had gained his einifitlenee. The debts wt
to be released still stand .against the hitter.
the history of the affair given ry thißecot
states that the subject is fo be 7niestigatet
Grand Jury. The bequest glees the
Mrs. Clark end the " heirs of her body,
gal question arises on this
is point. tl
where the a ff air'necurie rifprlibably a
conversation. The Reel, disposition 'of
with which a strange and romantic hist,
nected, willbe,a subject of some gen
TIIE TERIBLE BALLEDADAM IDICEIT.-1\
ed on Saturday, that a terrible railroad at
occurred near . Everest's Tunnel, on the
and Ohio Railroad, on Thursday last, at tt
which the recent opening excursion
where the road winds around the edge o
precipice, at, the bottom of which runs 1111
river. The Cumberland Civilian gives
ing additional particulars :
" As the iron train was passing around ,
Mountain, about 50 yards from Everett's
the flange of the wheel of the foretnost car
and the car, with eight tons of railroad
immediately precipitated over the eml
making several complete somerses and
distance of 60 feel. Unfortunately, aboai
sons were on the car at the time, mostly
ol'lreland, proceeding to different point
road west. Three of the men were kith
another had his skull dreadfully liaftui
not expected to survive, another had a
another had his collar bone - broken, a vo
her finger cut off, while five or six ot
more or less injured. One uf . the threes
was a German ,. named Henry Mess
known at- this place; The name of the I
not ascertained, as they were strangers.'
The Aliegarsian says :
" A woman' with an infant in her atm!,
the car when it went over the freer'
strange to tell. the,intankleseaped wads!
est bruise, and the onlyinjury sustained
Cher was the loss of at pan of one of hr
Revomin huniscarkrrv.—The folio%
of one oldie moat shocking barbarities
in a county of civitilett 'people, has gel
equaled in durainaliof crime. la M'
not long ago, a.uitiaen. died leaving
two small children, ike oldest* gill, 1
yetis .of age.. Not loniafier the death
WO, the)voinrui marktesittgain. Soon'
4tait veryrZrecemlytitee.boyiwas ter
-The sudden-and snyiterdisariPt
,tpgathet with the,fict that upon dm
Atomares first 'husband the property In
was left to• the tiro children: 'aroused
the neighborhood when 7, tem h
b°Y. , -'- 110 'wee-fottnd, in the woods 101 ,
both, legabroltea and iris month rowel
still alive, hOwever, he was pospe;if
when he teponed that his mother so:
'bell been the ( rrepintionr of the deal, r
thin, that, his sister)" bad been bY
whickcansed hertleath. The ,
ther tended to develop 1 / I .l;telr th a t t "
known' before her 'death to haves bandt
terbead ;and upon the body being "
was found as the boy ;had itated„the skit!
to The percale were arrested and I
;wilte d (Mo )(Rawl