Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, May 21, 1853, Image 2

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We hat. to recent to day another tearful eilhin --
hi, the 6iiinaering of a vessel at sea, with the tituti•
able !mai of neatly 200 lives.
Capt. Forbes, of the brig Retibcn Cantor,- nom!
Sagas la Grande, brought into port thie rooming the'
capteirirtriale," timid six• of the crew,' tit the ship
IVillram and Maiy, of Balk liaiue, who were
picked up from a Gnat et Pea, to let, 27 80, end
Icerg.l9-20;,-having been wrecked nest SiniiipKey,
among the Bahama Wand.. the 3d flay
captain fitestrimi.• of the W Mien' & glary, ha'.
fornishetrtiSgthe parrtenlars of. the In, iri
.his vessel, which was an the. passage from Liver
pool to New Orleans, with A cargo of r rail ond Iron .
and two hundred and eight Fassser_ .. ,r.ers, chiefly
emigrants.. At seven u'elr ck A. the 31 ot -
May, during cloudy weather. l
an— CIiOIISA Inerzeo
blowing troin the southeast,they passed the,ll.ile in
the„Wall, which is tith senthern pail of the little is
taint of Abncn• one of the Bahama., nearly north
of Nassati. At noon they made Stirrup Key, and
then bore ell abotit ten miles in a monthly ilireetinn.
The weather.giew thicker all the while end the
wind stronger; while the sea began to roll at a fear
ful rate. At sunset nothing could be seen of the
Key, and the captain st:pposed that he was well to
the north of Sr, having steered west by north since
meridian.. • At. 8 A. at., when he kaik , ,ed himself
sufficiently nulls north and west of the Great Isaacs
he put the ship west by. south and commenced
heaving the Lead, lint found tio bottom in twenty
fathom% •
About. half past eight, P M., the vessel struck
upon a sunken rock, u here she hung for some time
with ten fathoms of water all around. After pound
ing heavily fur fifteen minutes she got off, but im
mediately atttick..another milt, within a few rods
of thetirst, • where she agrin pounded for some
time, and affairr went off It Wit 6. then thought ex
pedient to lot go the anchor, and piepare 'he bees
for launohing. The ship Vid4 taking in v. aer very
last, and though the passengers worked. for life at
tbe pampa; they found it impossible :to keep ber
tree. At midnight there were four leet of water in
the hold; and at d s. re., with both wimps gning, 8
feet. - Tito weather was very dark and squally, and
the - sea tremendously high. Shortly alter tidy
break, they fou .d ten teet of water in, and the ves
sel apparently going down. The consternation of
the crowded decks at this period may be imagined
but cannot be described.
Alt the boats; five in number, were then made
ready and launched; but two of them were stove on
touching the water, leaving only a small boat, and
one long and one life-boat. These were manned
by the captain, his mates and the crew, together
with as many passengers as could crow. The re
mainder of the passengers were left on board, and
in a few minutes atter, i.e. about eight o'clock A.
j went down wills the vessel. How many perished
it is impossible to ascertain, but from the account
of the captain; we infer that no lees than one hun•
tired and fifty persons, men, women and children.
Al the time, the Great Isaacs was barring east by
south east, about seven miles
Thilleveral boats were separated ales leaving
the ship, but the captain saw, from the boat in which
he was, a bark, apparently bound for Europe, hove
too in the direction, of the long and life boats, and
he surmises that the people in them were picked
tip. Bat there is no certainty of this; and, suppos
log them also to hav - ii been lost, the total number
of deaths will be over two hundred! The cook
and steward of the William and Mary, together
with two of the seamen, were among the left be
hind, when the small boat put off Captain Stan
son has no memorandum of the names oft e lost,
-which we are consequently enable to gm,.
This is one of the most dreadful wrecks that we
have had occasion to record fur many years, and
coming so soon after the late railroad calamities,
flits as with emotions of horror and gm3tn.
Alanexillon to PentasylVaola.
For many years pasta large number of the
Counties of tVestent Virginia have been desirous
to dissolve partnership with the Eastern portion of
the" Old Dominion," and ally themselves to what
they consider. a more agreeable family. Their de.
sire is to he annexed to Pennsylvania. The citi
zens of Brooke and Hancock Counties, according
to the Pinata:figPost, had a meeting recently, at
Wellsburg. at Which they spoke in favor of the
project. They say, that.their geographical position
subjects them to many inconveniences, civil and
poll:Ica!, for which they can see no remedy except
by separation, or a system of lertislatiGri, which the
Virginia Legislature hes repeatedly relosed them,
and as they conceive -it is imprJbable that their
welfare will t e promoted by conliextion with a
State which holds towards them the atti ode of an
oppressor, they, therefore, solemnly pledge them
selves to accomplish, if possible, a separation, if
such an attitude be long maintained The meeting
which adopted these resolutions, appointed a coin
mitteeof seven to correspond with the citizens of
I.Breofte and llanceek Counties, and other parties
• interested, anthto devise means for bringing about
lawful and peacabie annexation to Pennsylvania,
should such a course be deemed advisable. The
people of the Counties were requested to hold
meetingsat their respective places of voting in or
der tb-elicit an expression of opinion on the sub
pct. This annexation project may be all very well
tor the people of Western Virginia„and we believe
it would be greatly to their benefit, but before they
obtain a divorce, it would be an well for them to
consult Pennsylvania on the'robject. If Virginia
ahould.cast them oil; " where would they go I"
This is a question which will allow of a " great
deal arnica consideration," and should be Xtiend.
ad to at ones.
HerinmeTasostv trt Wasps of —lVtuthing
ton,'May 15.—This community has been shocked
by an awful - Whir that occurred about 10 o'clock
last night. Robert A. Hawke, Messenger of the
General Post Office, cot his wife's throat, about an
,hoar after they had retired. completely severing
the windpipe and arteries. He then made two cuts
at hilt own throat, but was, as he says, prevented
from killing himself by his wile knocking the ra
sa: out his band. Their daughter thirieen years
old, occupying an adjoining room was awakened
by the screams of her mother, wh o jumped out of .
bed and ran down stairs. In the meanwhile Hawke
raised the front windowand:loadly exclaimed- 1 ' I
have cut my wife's throat and my own, and I in
tend to cut my child's." The wife, succeeded iu
reaching the front door, but was unable to 'peek.—
The neighbors on entering;loundler on the floor in
a dying condition, and her husband standing over
her with extended arms exolaming t• Oh l-my
wife! my wife! I eat her throat!" Their child
was screaming from the steps. The wife expired
id about twenty minutes.
• An inquest was held this morning, and a ver
.'ict returned of" Death by the hands of her hue=
, •-•nd. he being in a deranged state of mind "
Ibiwke has been arrested and committed He was
I. meat and and generally inoffensive; but for some
e past, was extremely depressed i n his mit.d.
I :tending suicide, he bad written aletter saying
4t all the world was aping: him, and as he could
't...t lie* happy here, he wanted all his family lo go
to heaven with him.
SAsiva, Auex'si first step u President of the Re
p•stslic of Mexico, is to assume the purple style of
t third Napoleon, and establish a censorship of
Lod press. He requires all the papers to be licensed
Ist' Government, and the proprietors to deposit
I ..,40 &unities securities, and copies of every arti.
s I- to Government officers before publication ; to
tin entirely from discussing political matters.
S •vere penalties attend 'the infringement of these
1-4, and also as to publishing matter denomina-
T •I gutwersive, seditious, libellous, immoral and
•• shut:lion. In consequence of skis law, several
1.• :IP , most prominent Mexican journals, including
I''" Monitor, hare 'been rtitscontmued.
.16 LAPT Ac? or nevem+ DCAPOTOLM.—The
• mg Countess Teleki, arrested in 1851, as being
i .. , rettred in the Hon4arian revolution, has - recent-
I) i , cen privately executed in her ptivch.
The MsAkio Calamity.
The Buffalo. Commercial A4O:rtiser pf Saturday
Itvetti a g, fu rn ishes Hai latest partieilars in tittatiou
to Ilia lan of the bailtliag on Itlaimatreet 'ha' ay,
nearly opposite that office. IY,e coudense from that .
The building was boar stories high, eighty I-et
deep, and thirty five feet Inint. It was originally
intended fin two separive :4 lures, and was diviSeri
by a partition wall twin !runt to rear. The wall
had been removed on the tiltri floor,
and iron rut-
InnllS Were inserted. The iliffienity appears to
have been in the struenirte of the centre foundation
wall bebewh.
The budding fel! with a nemeridonsciashileav
101 l only the front wall standing, and carrying with
it 15 or 20 workmen, and piling oite ivory upon ;111.
other thronti into the cellar. This t ccurred
five o'clack Friday alienoon ,
Immeilia'ely the three men weie ies
cued Isom the boot ul the telihtirtg. and tiro hoth
the back Their name- ei C11:111e-i
Goodhue, clerk lq M. Gtentiy ; G.tior‘e
wink matt; Conrail 1).t.lil ; ; %Val reit Saw) er,
do ; Michael Richir:tlpon, de
Of There, 11r. Goodhue, corirail Diehl, arid Mi
chael Richardson. were Mimed, too not ael j
,the oilier two escaped 1/1111lal
•nia , Ter carpenter, uas •taken out
dead front among the in front el the build
Nearly the same time the body of a laborer was
discovered. Mille etuleavoting to reach it, the
hand of one of the workmen was firmly grasped
by the lad George Kinsky. Ile was firmly wedg.
ed in between tne 'millers, but rescued alive.
The followlng is the fist of Musa dead and miff.
John Heflord, carpenter and iiiner; George N.
Johnson, loremaii ; Lawrenz Feiner, laborer; An.
'Limy Anthrop, laborer; Michael Hadley, mason—
dead. Thomas IHViurti, maboo ; J o hn Reacher',
laborer; Henry Dexter, laborer; Henry S.einhotien,
laborer; Georp,e Hoag, laborer—missing.
From this it will be seen that Mote are certainlo
five more bodies yet to be exhumed. It is leared,
however, that this number may be increased, as
others are supposed to have been ti otking in the
budding whose names we have been unable to as.
Florence Hawes was rescued, ankle badly crush
ed Jacob Culbraner, was also repcued much
bruised, though not seri/ injured Chas Hunce,
wit:. at ‘A o.k on the first story. He received a blow
on the back of his head. and was knwked i.tto the
street. He nas stunned. but speedily tecocered.
Mr. Glenny's bxtk-keepor had a nai row escape--
Michael Robert Anti was in cellar. He crept
out alter the tall uninjured Laurens Fulner had
his neck dislocated by the tall.—Died.
THE CHIN VE Rraszu.tnn.—The extraordinary
events now occurin2 in China, elves cause to much
speculation in the press of Engbin 1 According to
the China Mail, of the 25 ti of Feb nary, the rebels
were threatening Shanghai with a foreice of 50,000
men. Shit Kwyng-Tam, in con.mand of lie im
penal troops,: had attacked_ the rebel army, teen
rowsted and killed—some say falling, by his own
hand. The young Emperor was chen. , ,,tie in en
deavoring to meet the etnergeticy, and had issued
an edict, calling upon the people in ni ire in his be
hall, and detailing the military (Irterzatve opera
tions to be pursued; end t.e hail - levied a tax on
opium, :to replenish the treasury and prorn;s•
favors anti rewards to those who should aid him
with money to surply the sinews of war. The
Friend of China urges that it is for the -interest of
European powers to come to the rescue of the,Ero
perot. It is gorged that were tt e present dynasty
Bubver INC, and a state of anarri-y to ensue, the pre
servation of quiet on her frontier would effort! Rus
sia plausible groiinits for interference, if not for an•
nexation Forty thou-and Hessian troops could
probably hold China ['toper more easily than tne
same number yl Engli ti hold Hindostan The
London Times thinks no European intervention is
desirable to maintain the Emperor, inasmuch
change of dynasty at Nankin could affect the com
mercial relations of China ant! Europe. The pollt•
ical design of the rebel -n is involved ;n obscuri
ly. The dethronement of !fie reigning Emperor,
however, is now the avowed object. He belongs
to the Mantchoo Tartan dynasty, which
. subdued the
Chinese 200 years ago, and h 14 held ihe throne ev
er sinne. Sime pretended—who or what he is,
does not appear—is among the insurgents, and he
is to be made king ; not Emperor, in case of sue-
following sta•ement trim the Phi phia Lager,
in relation to a matter that has attracted the atten
tion of the Whig press for some days past.
Since the pardon of Matgarot M'Cnrmick, con•
aimed of the crime c f !limning oil t I vitriol in the
face of John M'Catin, and des'reying his eyes, was
granted by Governor Bigler, considerable censure
has been Ifeaped upon him for that act. When the
fact of the pardon was antiounred, no reasons were
assigned for the grata of it,.and various conjectures
were made as to the motived that induced the Go
vern-or to sign the pardon. The grounds, upon
which the pardon was based, were the recommen
dations of the Board of Inspectors of the Eastern
Penitentiary, together whh the statement of the
Warden of the prison and the representation of the
Prison Physicians that the health of the prisoner,
Margaret M'Cormick, had rapidly failed during the
low weeks previous to the time referred to in their
communication; that her condition was.extremely
critical; that her symptoms were those of a rapid
consumption ; that she suffered much from depres
sion, and that unless some favorable and unexpec
ted change took place, she could not survive many
weeks. These appease, independent of others in
the State Department at Harrisberg, induced Go.
'vernor Bigler to pardon the girl, who is now an
inmate of 'he Almshouse. Ii is due to the Gover
nor the reasons should be given, 'so that the public
can fully understand why Margaret M'Cormick
was released from prison.
and other Whig papers have been charging upon
Gov. Bigler, the getting up of the Legislative invi
tation to the Maryland authorities, to VIM Harris
burg, and endeavoring to make the democratic par.
ty responsible for that foolish movement, and its
extravagant consequences. The farts, however, as
presented by the Harrisburg Union, fix the respon
sibility where it justly belong's. That paper says:
" Mr. Slifer, a Whig Senator from Union county,
oilered .the'resolulion, and had it passed through a
Whig Senate by telegraphic speed. Weer' it was
in the House, Mr. Henderson,•Whig member from
Cumberland county, moved its adoption by that
body. Mr. Slifer was chaitman of the committee
of arrangements in the Senate, 'and Mr. Henderson
occupied the samcipo itton in the House of Here
This whole matter, whatever of praise or censure
may attach to it, lies at the door of the Legislature,
and the Whig members of both Houses took the
most active part in it. It was exclusively a legis-
lative invitation—extended by a concurrent resolu
tion of the two Houses, which did not require the
signature of the Executive. This, therefore, was
no movement of Governor Bigler's, and he had no
thing to do with it, except In act at the request of
the committees of the two Houses, and treat our
neighbors, civilly and genteelly after they arrived
There teems to be a gystematio effort on the part
of the Whig editors to misrepresent all Governor
Bigler's actions, bat they will fail in their objects.
In all his movements, the Governor has pursued
an upright, honorable, and straight-forward course,
and Whig detraction cannot injure him."
4;0". The New Orleans Crescent, in relating the
rescue of two boys from drowning, by two slam,
at the risk of their liver, says there is a law 'exist
tag in Loutiana, by which a slave secures his free.
dom if he mares the life of his master or any of his
ram lip. •
'Mratiforo M.eporter.
free Soil, Free Speech, Free Alen
Freedoms for Free Terrifferv.
Towanda, Saturday, May 21, 1853.
Tarots of The Reporter.
83130 per annuni—if paid within the year 30 cents will
re deducted—fot cash paid actually in advance $lOO will be
deducted. - No paper sent °VET tWO years. utiles* paid for. •
ADVIIITIPMCCTS, per square of ten lines. SO cents for the
first and 15 cents for each subsequent insertion.
t ry. Ofiice to the Union Block.''. north side of thoruhlte
Square,',next door to the Bradford Hotel. Entrance be.wren
Mesita. Adams' and Elwell's law offices.
Democratic State Noadaatioas.
THOMAS 11. FORSYTH, or Praia►. Co
Arnmn OZWEII At.
Foci suarEron OMMIAL.
Another Fire t
Our borough was visited c.n Thursday night by
the sixth of the series of conflagrations, which have
destroyed so large a share of this place, within the
last year. About 11 o'clock, in the evening, the
shed attached to the house of Adonijah Moody, on
itlite street, was discovered to be on fire, and the
alarm given by the vigilant watchman who has
been ernp'oyed to patrol our streets since the last
13y the time the citizens had . assembled on the
spot, the house, which had been charred on the
east side and roof by the preceding fire, was en
veloped in flames, and it was appateut that the
means at hand were unavailing to stay) it pro
gress, and that the contiguous houses would be de
atrnyed. A strong norb-west wind blowing at the
time made this more certain, while it rendered the
buildings on the opposite side of the street com
paratively secure.
The efforts of those present were directed to sav
ing as much as possible o" the property contained
in the t'oomeJ buildings, and the flames, thus left
to •hemselves. as it in no haste to complete the
work of destruction, with a bli wness of progresQ
never experienced it, our former visitations, slow
ly and delibera . ely devoured, one by one, the build
ings, until their progress was stayed with the store
house of J. D. Montanye, on Main street, after
threatening, but in vain, the dwelling occupied by
Jiidge Laporte. The number of buildings destroy.
ed is six, owned and occupied as follows:-
1 The dwelling house of Moody, on
1.1;412e street, in which the fire originated, some
what damaged by the fire on New Year's morning
Foini•ure and piovi,ions partially temored.
srned for a small amount. -
2 Dwelling house, on Bridge street, owned by
Mrs Keeler, and occupied by Mrs. Berke, as a
grocery 'and boarding hour. Mrs. B has been
pecuhatly unfortunate, ibis being the fourth time
she has been burned out, within eight months.—
Her goods were mostly removed.
34116u:Iding on the corner of Bride and Main
street, owned by D. F. Barstow, and occupied by
A. J. Noble's Grocery and Provision Store, and
d melting, and C.c second story by Airs. Thomas
Goods and furniture mostly removed.
4 The dwelling house next south of
. Bridge at.,
on Main, owned by Mrs. Harriet Means, and or:•
copied by Allen M'Kean. Mrs. Means has an in
surance of 5500 upon the house. Mr. M Kean's
furniture was removed, somewhat damaged. We
learn that he is insured.
5. Dwelling house, owned by J. D. blontanye,
Esq , and loss part ally coveted by insurance. Oc
cupied by E M. Farrar, whose furniture was most
ly removed, and whose loss is covered by insur
6 S ore•house, on the same lot, owned by Mr.
Niontari) e, occupied by Cornelius Coleman as a
dwelling and grocery, and by Michael Ronan, both
of whom have been lollowedlby fire—having been
among the sufferers at previous
The loss and the amount covered by insurance,
we are unable at this time to give with any accura
cy. The buileings threatened were pretty thor
oughly cleared out, ample time being given by the
slow progression of the flames. Of course, much
damage was done by hasty and careless handling
of furniture,
Some speculation is indulged in, as to the proba
ble benefit which might have been occasioned by
a proper fire apparatus, had one been present. As
such a contingency is never likely to arise, we do
not think it worth while to discuss the subject.
SUPREME Junuc.—Gov. Bigler has appointed Hon .
JOHN C. Kew; President Judge of the Clarion, Ye.
nango and Jefferson district. to fill the vacancy on
the Supreme Bench, occasioned by the death of
Judge Gibson.
This appointment is peculiarly gratifying toJudge
KNox's numerous friends in the North. Though a
young man, the Judge is an excellent man for the
pogition, and folly equal to its duties and responsi
bilities. He is a sound, radical Democrat, a man
of the purest integrity, and of more than ordinary
talents, and we have no doubt will adorn the. So•
proms Bench. We shall take pleasure, at the Oc
tober election, in rolling op such a majority for
him, as will prove the estimation he is held in here.
sr, will give one of their Social Evenings at this
place on Monday evening next, at a place to be
disingnated. Mr C. is already favorably known
to oar citizeng, and the programme which he offers
is entirely novel and interesting. The Elmira Daily
Republican, of the 16th, speaking of his Concerts
says : •
It . is a fact—a a fixed" one—that Crosby, the
man who has wantonly destroyed no many vest
Autumns will be at l'attinson's Hall, tonight; and
it is also said that he will be created with a large
and appreciating audience. His comicalities are
of a superior order, devoid of vulgarity, with too
mane actors mistake for wit, and thore who attend
tonight, will giraway, feeling rr at peace with all
the world and the rest of mankind," so contagions
is good nature,
pony was organized by the election of Gen. Simon
Cameron, Presklent ; Jan Tucker, Relit. Coleman,
Wm. Strong, IsMOO FAO!, Samuel Bell and John
Directors ;tend H. A.; 111utilenburg,
Treasurer and Secretary. - , An efficient corps of en
gineers will be put on the route immediately, and
the names included in this list is sufficient evi
der.ce that no time will be lost in completing t h e
UNITED STATES HOTEL. — Mr. John C. Wilson,
formerly of the Laporte !Fuel, has opened a new
house at the County seat of &Oran. We can bear
.testimony to Mr. W's. skill as a landlord, and ad
vise those visiting Laporte to give him a call
They will find thereabouts some of the best trout
fishing, in this region.
Cqr The corps of Engineers, engaged in mak
ing a survey for the North Pennsylvania Radroad,
have examined the route from the Stale lire, sev
eral miles below this place, and are progressing
down the river. We understand that the route is
considered favorable for the construction of a
(), The double track on the Erie Road will be
completed to Elmira on or about the first of June.
There will then be a continuous double track from
Susquehanna :o Elmira. It is already finished, and
in use, from Owego to Great Bend, and from Clic
mung to Elmira.
INDIAN PERFORMANCE—In another column, will
be founJ an advertisement of an Indian perform
ance at this place, on Monday evening next. This
representation of the manners and castom of the
Aborigines will undoubtedly be highly interesting.
The New Mexico Dltheulty.
Commissioner Bartlett has written a reply to
Governor Lane's proclamation, in which lie con
troverts each point, seriatim, in order to show that
the Governor is wholly mistaken in his positions.
As the controversy is one of some interest, and
likely to he of considerable importance berme
long the New York Evening Post has prepared the
following synopsis of Mr. Bartlett's communica
First, he denies that New Mexico ever exercised
jurisdiction over the filecilla Valley, as alleged, as
serting that, on the contrary, ever since 1825, Chi
hualma has claimed and exercised the
of the territory. Secondly, he says that they are
only 700, not 2000, inhabitants in the disputed
country, who are so far from desiring to be annexed
to the United States, that, when it wag known the
boundary determined by the Commissioners in
cluded them in Mexico, they hailed the announe•
incur with salvos of cannon and every kind of re
jlicing. Thirdly, he remarks are no
_force has ever
been used by the State of Chihuahua to retain pos.
session of her territory, although it is true that she
has failed to " protect the inhabitants of the terri
tory in (peck) against border Indian depreda
tions," in the same manner that Texas and New
Mexico have failed 'to protect their people from
similar depredations. So with regard to the pro
tection of the " inhabitants of the territory (in dis
pute) in their rights of j.erson and property ;" the
Mexican authorities have doubtless been lax in
the administration of justice in the Merilla valley,
but our authorities should say as little as possible
about the protection of the inhabitants along the
Rio Grande in their rights of property; for a piteous
tale could be told of the outrages committed by
Kmericans on the Mexican population on our side
of toe Rio Grande, which compelled them to aban
don their homes in 1850 to seek an asylum within
Mexican territory and found a colony in blecilla
Mr. Bartlett adds; that in regard to the sta'ement
that "a large portion of the inhabitants now claim
the protection et die United States, and solicit the
re annexation of their territory to New Mexico," he
can assert on authority obtained by him in New
Mexico and Chihuahua, that the whole population
of the !Media valley crineves chiefly of people
from New Mexico and Texas, of Spanish descent,
who, failing in receive protection hum our authori
ties after the late war with Mexico, colonized that
papers are all in a delightful state of excitement,
cawed by the reported discoveries of gold on the
Colorado. The accounts are yet very conflicting,
and fell confidence is not given to them even by
the Texas jhurnals. The Colorado Tribune, of the
26th ult., says it is unable to trace these reports to
any reliable authority, The Galveston News has
seen a specimen of the gold, brought by Captain
Talbot. It is a piece of quartz rock, a little iatgir
than a common sized marble, with pieces of bright
gold attached to it. The color of the gold is much
clearer than the California specimens. The Colo
rado skeptic aforesaid says the historj of this won
derful piece of quartz •ock, "about the Size of a
marble," which Capt. Talbot has been exhibiting
to the wondering gaze of the citizens of Indianola,
traces is origin to the mountain region of the San
Joaquin, from whence its exit into Texas was made
in the well lined pocket of some 'retooled Califor
nian. The " washings" are said to be the result
of sundry filings of an old scarificator picked up
about Austin, and mingled with sand from the bed
of the Colorado.
The effect af the reports has been what was de
sired, to direct emigration to Texas The San An
tonio Ledger save the tide of emigration- has alrea
dy turned its course in that direction, and a large
number of pwsons are daily pouring into the mines
in search of the precious dust. Quite a number of
farmers in the vicinity of Lockhart and San Marcos
have left their crops and started for the gold regions.
The merchant, too, as well as the digger, is up and
doing, and is trying to profit by the discovery of
this new El Dorado in Texas, for they have alrea
dy sent forward a large quantity of merchandize to
the mines. This is all the authentic information
which has so far been received. It does not
amount to much, but a few weeks will determine
the fact whether or not Texas is no be California's
rival in the production of the golden treasure.
01110 vs PENNSTLVANIA.—The claim set up by
the Cincinnati papers in favor ol Ohio, as being the
largest wheat growing State in the Union, the Phil
adelphia North American says, is contrary to au
thentic statistics, and is about as absurd as the
claim of Ohio to lake precedence of„Pennsylvania
in Population. On the basis of statistics gathered
by the State agents a year or two since, the Ohio
papers claim the wheat crop ol that State as over
thirty million of bushels per annum, whereas - the
United S'ams census of 1850, taken just one year
previous to the State enumeration, makes it only
13,187,351, bushels, and making the annual wheat
Crop of Pennsylvania 15,387,691 bushels—the lat.
ter thus considerably exceed the former. Our Phil
adelphia contemporary thinks it hardly possible for
Ohio to increase her wheat mop in a single . year
from fourteen millions of bushels to thirty millions;
but if the crop of Ohio has increased so greatly,'
what, he asks, must be the increase in Pennsylva
nia, with the advantages of a large population, more
capital, nearer position as regards a market, and
longer practice in the growth of the staple.
It is stated that tie grand jnry of Tazewell coon-
ty, Virginia, have presented the Legislature nhhat,
State as a nuisance This is returning the law—,
to plague the inventors," in a most extraordinary ,
In the Minas District, Rio Janeiro, a diamond the,
size of a pigeon's egg, and veined 'C4100,000, hat
been picked up by a female slave, the property of al
poor lame man.
, .
Coaarrnrnoast. Powirs.
The demidican government has just ha.; s digit.
cult! with the Cedriia Archbishop, similar to
- that
whkh induced the Republic of New Granaa to
gnat an, Archbishop from that coontry. _The'
Dominican eccfesiastio refused to take the oath' of
testis , to'the constitution. Santana, the President of
the'RepublicAniedy told him that the people had
elected him to maintain the constitution and the
laws, and that he intended to do it. The Archbish
op condemned the constitution as " heretical" and
". accursed ;" but, as these words, when wielded
by ecclesiastics, have ceased to have any very
great influence in inspiring terror, the Archbishop
had to succumb, and swear to support the hereti
cal and accursed constitution. If he should follow
the example of the New Granada Archbishop, and
come to :Now York, he wonid receive an ova
tion as a martyr. ' President Santaba accuses the
clergy of having caused political tumult and do
mestic oppression in the Republic, and it is said
that they had engaged in secret negotiation with
Prance to annei the Republic to that country
Hnwever that may . be, the President has shown
wisdom in maintaining the supremacy of the con
tention and of the people as above all other author
ity. The great evil in ail the Spanish republican
countries has been the union of civil and ecclesias
tical Whirs. The first step towards progress is to
seperata them. True religion, Catholic or Protes
tant, is all the better from such separation.
At a meeting of the Board of directors of this
company, held on Monday, 2d inst , the route of the
road was permanently located from the mouth of
Sandy Run, on the Wissahickon, near Whitemarsh,
to Hellertown. near Lehigh river, a distance of 36
miles. The line leaves the Lehigh by the San
con valley, which is fodovred to the sumit of Si.
rnes's Gap, thence throught the g , flatlands," eam'of
Quakertown, to Rocky Ridge, at Coffie's Gap,
thence through Landis 's Ridge, by a tunnel about
1,800 feet long, and across the east branch of Per.
kiomen, near Sellersville. It then ascends Der
stein's Run to the summit, between Perkiomen,
Skippack and Neshamony, and nrosses Hatfield
Plains to the Wissahickon at Sandy Ron, about 14
miles from the City. From Sandy Run several
lines diverge by different routes to the city, and be.
ing of about equal length, the company, it is said,
will make no actual location leadin. e into the city
until it is definitely ascertained what amount the
several districts north of Vine street will subscribe
to its capital stock. Under its character, the com
pany is authorized to approach the city nt any
point, either by way of Wissahickon to the Schuyl
kill, and thence along the river to West Philadel
phia .there to connect with the Market street rail
road, or by any intermediate street, between the
Delaware and Schuylkill lines.
A Flax Joann.—The Pittsburg Despatch cf last
Thursday says that the Jury in the case of Mary
Delang (charged with the murder of Jacob Shaw,)
retired on Thursday night, last week to deliberate
upon a verdict, sent a nore• to- Judge M'Clure on
Wednesday, stating that they stood eleven against
one, and that one had declared solemnly that ho
would not alter his determination.. They also asked
the Court what would be the consequence in case
the jury th , charge themselves and separate ? Judge
M'Clure had thew brought into Court, and answer
ed their interrogatories by saying that he would in
flict the severest penalty of the law upon them, if
they separated without permission from the Court.
This we believe, is thirty days or more on the bread
and water. under the lock and key of the jailor.—
They again retired, and will no doubt remain out
until the first Monday in June nest.
Jet:amt. Diszatcvs —We see by.the Legislative
proceedings that a bill has passe I and become a
law, changing the Judicial Di-tricts of this State
somewhat. The eleventh district iscomposed now
of Cotumbia, Luzerne, Carbonhale city, and IVyo
ming county, presided over by Hon. J N. Conyng
ham. Montour county has been joined Kith North
umberland and Lycoming counties, and they corn•
prise the present Eighth District; Hon Alexander
Jordon is President Judge. Clearfield, Centre and
Clinton have been formed into a new district, wail
James Burnside E.g., of Centre county, has teen
appointed President Judge, by Gov. Bigler.
TRIAL or JOHN M TIIIRSTON.--We learn from
Elmira Republican of the 12th, Hon. John J. Tay
lor made application in the Supreme Court, to have
the trial ofJohn M. Thurston, indicted in Tioga
County for the murder of Anson Garri‘on, in Owe
go, transferred to some other county. The case
has been ott the docket of Tioga county, about
three years. It is claimed that the prisoner was
insane at the time of the commission of the act, and
that existing , prejudices in Tioga County, would
prevent a fair trial After a hearing of both soles,
the court ordered that the case be tried in Tomp
kins County Court.
fortunate men, Farrell O'Gara and James Flanigan
Van Vieet, ate w . as injured by die railroad collie.
ion in Nee Jersey on Monday night, have since
MAN Krum) ET nts Barrructe.—A fatal affray
occured a lew days ago in Greenwich township,
Berko County, a short distance from the Lehigh co.
line, in which Gottlieb Krea6ly killed his brother
G ideon.
Madame Arno('ld Messy. an actress, who some
years since deserted Paris for Eh. Petersburg, bag
appeared once again in the former city, by special
permission from the Russian government. ne
was received with unbounded applause.
Myers' Extract of Rock Rose.
The fact is indisputable that this medicine is su
perior to anything heretoft•re offered to the public,
for purifying the blood. Keep your blood pure and
you are safe from all those troublesome diseases
that afflict so many of the human rare. Myers' Ex
tract not only purifies the blood, but invigorates the
whole system, giving a healthy tone to the stom
ache and imparting life and energy to the weak
and enervated.
Sidi IlEsnscar.,--Ma. A. B. L MYERS :—Dear
Sir. I have firm childhood, suffered with periodical
turas of the Sick Headache, ircreasineuntil the last
year I was almost weekly laid by until I commence
ed the use of your Compound extract of Rock Rose
—one large bottle has completely cured me. I have
had. no occasion to rise it for months. Your , &c.
I can heartily concur with the above
-183 Orange St. New Haven. CL JNO.PARSHLY.
Clinton, Conn.; Oct. 12,1851.
Mr. Myers—Dear Sir.—l have suffered very
much with the Sick Headache for fifteen years, there
was scarcely a week bat what I was obliged to give
tip my work, but by accident I became acquainted
with your valuable Extract. and I have , used one
bottle. It has completed a cure. I have not been
troubled with the complaint since, and I think it has
otherwise improved my health very much.
I folly concur with the above. J. CARLTON.
by Dr. ff. C. PORTER, Towanda, Pa., of whom
pamphlets may be bad gratis.
• =ZED,
At East Herrick, on the 14th inst., of Consumption,
Aix. Emmet) Fsracursn, aged 68 years.
Mr. F. was one of the first settlers In the Eastern
part of the county. at a time when the howl of the
wolf and the scream of the gpanther, would arouse
him from his slumbers. He has lived to see these
pass away, the forest fall before the axe, and farms
become cleared. and buildings erected. He was al
so one of the first to help clear the •.way for the
spread of the Gospel, embraced religion nearly 40
years since, and been a faithful follower of the
Crony:marls , all thstperiod being an earnest and
faithful exhorter. He, has now departed fuU of Ike
heavenly hope he always sustained. May our last
days be like his last days Cox.
Waverly Station; N. Y. 1g E. it
..einto W?. a. ■
°DuSilo Ex. P 3112 20
°Da y Elpresa, • ar 10 53
.Niglarrapreas,r it 11 22
Malt. v • 0 4
°Cincinnati ES; • a. 5 05
Freight Nora, •• t 55
Freight No. 4, ra 4 35
°Do not atop at Wave
COACHES leave Way "---- tr i uor
v„ ;2 , 7F , -
..„tt.„ thena,Towanda, Teekhanuar
r - f t ' • ''--- - A
4-- ct,.-....?-• ' and intermediate places, every
morning, after the of therains.
Returning, leave Towanda. Otter the ethy l ! a ,
the Southern stage,) at li• o'clock. P. ti. reach
Waverly in time for all the evening trains, p m 4
west. May 8, 1863.
I/AVM =WM! •
la large Partition capabl e "
g 1,000 People., SM.
THE celebrated Indian Chief,„ .calia
from tit Wabast.pu nation in Southern arc:
gon, accompanied by Okatawaula, a ch, effrom
Calla.poo-bas tribe, together with their large troupe
of Indians, from west of the Rocky Mountains trot
give an Exhibition of th e Manners and Cus toms
peculiar to'their tribes in Southern Oregon, a l
Towanda, Monday Eve., slay 23,1853,
Consisting of a large variety of Dances, Sono,
Marriages, Worship.,. burial Ceremonies, *atm
Scene and Casting Dtseases out of a sick 6(11.11)4
enchantment. Also several Historical Scenes to.
cident to the early settlement of our Country.
Shaw Gance, who has just received his education
at one of the first Schools in the State ands ac
knowledged by all to be the most accomplished In.
dian Orator who has ever appeared beforean Amer.
ican audience, will give at the opening of the en •
tertaintment, a brief description of the Condition of
his Nation, before and since the introduction of en.
ilization among them. Showing the powerful sod
immoral influence exerted by the large buds of Fir
Traders, now residing in their mid-t. Ksw-Shie.
Gance will exhibit at each entertairaneat ter
Collection of
Among which may be found several speciumn o f
War Clubs, War Knives. War Paddles, Battle M.
es, War pipe, Pipe of Peach, Blankets made hue
the bark of trees and a large variety of Bead von,
&c. The Chiefs, accompanied by their warnm,
will be seen riding through the streets, dressed
full Indian Costume, Painted and fully equipped L a
war, between 4 and 5 o'clock, P. M.
E.thibttion to commence at 7i o'clock.
Admittance 25 cis. Children under 12 years et
age, half price.
BY virtue of an order of the Orphan's Coon
Bradford County, will he exposed to NM
Sale, on the premises, on SATURDAY, the 11th o:
JUNE nest, at t o'clock, P. M., the following pop.
erty, late the estate of Seth T. Barstow, dre'd,,,zu,
ate in_Wysoa twp., and bounded and described al
follows :—North by the' public highway lading
from Towanda to Rummerfield Creek, on the east
by land in possession of J. R. Middleton. smell ts
the Susquehanna river, and west by land of V. E.
J. fi. Piolett. Containing about 3 acres of land,
all improved, with a hotvre thereon. Attendance wil)
be siren and terms of sale made known on its! of
sale. D. F. tiAllBfOW,
May 19. 1853. Administrator.
United States Hotel,
Formerly of the'. Loporte
T J IST of Letters remaining in the Poo 05co
Towanda, May 15, WI
Abbot Elisha
Andrews Charles
Adams S A
A. res David R
Barnes William
Bourke Adolphus
Borke Martin
Bostwick Stephen
Bostwick Nathons heir
Bowman Lorenzo D
Burton Dennis
Biles John
Biles Phebe
Buck Knapp
Baldwin 'l' L
Biles John
Brink Hel/en -
Brown Lydia
Bourke Wm
Brock Phikna
Bowman Win
Chaffee Benjamin L
Cooler Michael
Convey Augustus C
Chi/son Geo M
Conklin Joseph
Chapman Rev L W
Cranmer Anson
Cook John Esq
Cook Edward ?
Cary ;Margaret
Crofut C
Davis Cornelius
Davidson B
Decker J W
Darrin Henry
Dykius Smith
Deckens Captain
Down port Louisa
Dickey Jones
Deco Edwio
Edwin John
Easterbrooks Amelia
Fisher F Esq
French William
Fitch H Esq
Fleminger Emil
Foster Mrs Wm H
Goodin John
Smith Myron
Smith Jesse
Smith Mary
Sweet Mist, 'when
B Ts o r
nny Sco v i l leot,
y r o e
er S h oe m ak er
d C j a N E l i 1 1 ;a s , Mot 1"
Turnbull Dati 4
Towle y Pooch
Voughn Edivata
Veile Sr. Goodrich
Vangorder Rebecca A
Welsh John
Wolf Malony
Wilmont W illiam
Worrirner Johnson
Wardell Miss V.lts
Yost Joseph
Young George
Gi' Persons calling for any of the above ' , ee l
will please say they are thivertised.
P. •
H. Campbell, DePg'
Grain S M
Guirey Patrick
Grist John or heir.
Gates Lent Oliver
Goge Mary R
Hollen S Esq.
Hughs Thomas
Hull Daniel
Hathaway Stephen •
Hai Daniel
Hoffman Frony
Horton Win
Hosted Napier J
Horton Mrs Wm
Horgrow Miss Mary
Hooker Freid Wilhelm
Horton Miss Ellen
ingersill E W
Jackson C L Esq
Jones Henry
May 15, 1853
PAINTIS, OIL &c.—A new supply of pure r°
White Lead, Paris Green, Verdigns, Liao!:
Limp and NeWsloot Oil, Japan, Coach Bcrii /'"
Furniture Varnish, just received at
TRON AND NAILS. —5 Tons more of
Nails just received ■t may%) MERCRRn
PAINTS and GINGHAMS.—A new swum"
otPrints and Gingbams just revelled et.
MAY 20. 1853. NERO. RS
WATERED RIBBONS. -1 new article
V ceiaed at ar22 LIERLI Va
imago ausr.
APBuffalo Ex. 3 4 s.
Day Express, I' 11 4ls
Night Express, Cll4 00
Mail, ra9ii
Emigrant, P 3 44
'Freight No.l, a a 10
Freight No. 6, Ai s 6,$
Johnson Margaret
Kronzer John
Knowles Charles H 1
Kipp Jones
Krans Jahn
Kellogg Moses
Kellogg Lewis
Kirwan James
Kennedy Rev J W
Keyzer 0 W
Kramer Emanuel
Lyons Theodore
Man.hall Ricsa , d T
Mason Rnfo± H
Mangos Daniel 8
Mead Ezekiel
McGill Hiram
Mc Daniels Harry
McDonough Camel's.
McDonough Censor
McDonald Manus
Mock Jolla
Mos nacre 'William
Malone Thorns ,
McNomara Mary
McGill Mi.a.A A
McEllear Miss Hanes.
McAffee Rachael (tides!
Mo-e Miss Nancy
O'Sullivan Michael
O'Grady Mr
Oweni Miss Man n
Platt Christopher
Patrick H W
Quirk Roger
Quigty Miss Catharine.
Riggs L 1
Ryan Patrick
Ryan Thomas
Roughan Patrick
Rubinson S
Huger Miss Cehada
Stevens Joel
S rt WOOd Mahlon
Sheshen Thomas
Srullans Maurice
Shroder Harmon
Jrnith John
Smith Henry