Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, May 28, 1853, Image 2

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Mina., Easton, & Water Gan
Iticesas..Eorrons :—As the building Otis Kid
is exhi gi r. fixed fact"—at least over the- gm
r .
between our city and the Lehigh river—it me be
interesting to your readers to know what the
pan, may , accomplish under its mosi Jibes's! char
ter‘iisisteded and strengthened in imeasure ire
portioned to the scheme and the interest of the
community in its prosecution on a befitting. scale.
This v eciiii liialifiiiitten inf avor of this road .
appeared in your colimns about one year ago.—
Thmit,wia _expedient and prudent to attract the
gaze. of Philadelphia in the region of the Lehigh
and itradjacentcies ; but now it is imperative that
Philadelphia must cross the Lehigh or forever bid
adieu to the trade of the great and plenteous court
try beyond.. What Philadelphia should have, and
may tieve - ,11 hes citizens will attempt it boldly and
promptly, is a main trunk line of railroad, span•
ning the country hence -to the Lehigh river, thence
conreingits valley to the vicinity of White Haven,
there to-monnt like .5110111111 of the dividing ridge,
and dipping thenceAlown into the vale of Wyom
ing at or near Pittston, continue along the North
Branch fiver to the State line, and connect witn the
New York and Erieltailroad. That such a road
would speedily reimburse its cost; and bring to our
city a trade which else must forever pass eastward
into the arms of New York, is a question of east
solution and positive demonstration. Passing though
the heart of two great anthracite 'coal fields—the
middle and the northern, penetrating into valleys
abounding with iron ore, zinc, and limestone, skirt
ing latest," of valuable timber and touching the vit•
loges and towns,'each the centre of a growing trade,
the petite in its local aspects presents an ar
ray of attractions that cannot fail to carry conviction
into every judgment. open to reason and the truth.
And when to the local resources of the country to
he traversed are added, the prospects of a large
through trade with the countries of Western New
York, the ports of Ontario, Canada • West. and the
harbors of Lake Erie, the wonder is that Philadel•
phis should hesitate to lend her aid and influence
to the immediate prosecution of the work.
The same precaution that secured the amplest
latitude of legislative grant, has also, it is under.
stoodfobtained posession of the natural passes and
key points of the route by careful surveys, in ac
cordance with the original design, which has been
unfolded, link by link, until it now belts the state
Tho initiatory steps having been taken in regular
order, and in measured time„the consummation of
the programme should not be permitted to remain
in doubt. The distance, by the proposed route,
cat first amaze, and next delight the convinced
reader, at the same time awakening his zeal and
confirming his faith.
. from Philadelphia, via the Lehigh
and North Branch Valleys, to the
-New York and Elie Railroad, at
Waverly,the distance is 216 miles.
From Waverly to Buffalo. 168 "
Whole distance from Phila. to Buffalo, 384 miles.
II :1 "' " Dunkirk. 419 "
Now, it the distance from Dunkirk to
New York is 469 "
and from Buffalo to New York ci y. 434 "
' _ Philadelphia will be in direct railroad communi
cation with Buffalo and Dunkirk, by a line fifty
miles Owner in distance than the best route lead
from those points to the city of New York. How
many Philadelphians are there that knows this?—
And yet it is a truth of rooky firmness and golden
The distance from Philadelphia to Erie -
city, by the Sumbury' and Erie route, is 427 miles.
-'Distance from Philadelphia to Lake
Erie at Buffalo,
Distance in favor of the line to Buflalo, 33
In forming a connection with the New York and
Erie Reitma there need be no tear of a discrimi
nation in charge against -Philadelphia. For in the
law guarenteeing to the Company a Right of Way
in Pennsylvania, a clause was inserted to protect
the business of Pennsylvania roadethat should con
nett with it. And besides, as the Philadelphia
road would 'pass entirely across the State, there
would be a power in our Legislature to enforce
justice and equal terms frorn'the New York Corn.
paoy, whenever a selfish practice on bet part should
require it.
As a general rule, our people have been so fre
quently urged to aid works looking westward, that
they turn away fromthe vast region spreading away
to the northward, and wady to pourdown its treas
ures this way whenever a meanashall be open
ed for its passage. The trade and influence of the
two coal fields through which the road will pass,
are each worth ab much to our city as a first class
Western State and being both within the bounds
of our own Commonwealth, should be allied in
feelings and interest to our city.
Throughout Western New York and the cities
of the Lakes, the demand for anthracite coal is rap
idly on the increase each year. And as the natu
ral and only convenient source of supply is from
the Northern coal fielJs•ol Pennsylvania, the Phil
adelphia road would enjoy the profit on thisleavy
tonnage, and the Philadelphia market would sup
ply the mining region with merchandize and goods
The value of the coal sent north anal west would
be returned in money to the mining district ; and
for this money sent hither, Philadelphia would fur
nish goods.
From the Lehigh region the mineral products
could be brought hither, and the surplus shipped
hence to a New England market. This would
unite the interests of the Lehigh valley with Phila
delphia, and prevent its e stmngement from us to
'loin with our neighbor, New York.
Look at the valley of the Schuylkill, and Uonsid
4r the value of its trade annually to Philadelphia I
Then turn to the two other coal regions, and reflect
that prompt action now will likewise bind them to
, es for all time ; whereas, if procrastination be in
dulged, New York through her rival improvements,
emit empty-their treasures into her own lap.
it should be the ambition of Philadelphia to be
come the commercial mistress of the Common
wealth, and by a generous policy foster a warm
State pride towards her. The strength of New
air part, is in her own boasting, and in our
concession to her pretensions. If met boldly, she
may be driven back from our norther.' valleys and
made to yield to the competition of our merchants
a portion of the trade of Western New York the
lakes and Canada West. This result is sure to fol
low a Nadine effort.
This is what Philadelphia should do, if she do
it not, and the river valley of Northern Pennaylva.
ilia are surrendered to the occupancy of railroad
lines leading to New York, then may Philadelphia
bid to the trade of the north farewell forever, and
fall back to the middle of the State to make a stand
of opposition and competition, which should be
made on the eastern border.—Cor. of the Phi/add
pine:, Ledger.
Larr Minions or Vice PRICJIDENT KING —The
Southern Republican has received from Mr. F. K.
Beck—a kinsman of the Vice Presdent—a brief
ethanol of the last moments of Mr. King• It says:
)5. He was quiet and resigned to the tate which he
•shall seen *some time awaited him. Shortly be.
fore aix &Clock, on Monday evening while a few
friends were sitting around his bed side, the only
mieerthat he would allow in the sick room, he sud
denly remarked that he:ivas dying. The watchers
, arosu to theirleet, under some excitement, when
the Colonel said, " Be still—make no noise—let
me die quietly." He refused to have the rest of
his household notified of his dying candition. His
'Physician came and examined him. The Colonel
sail to him " Doctor, lam dying. It seems as
'hough I shall never get through with it. lam dy.
inu very hard. Take the pillow from under my
tread. The pillows -were accordingly taken from
anderhis head; but affording no relief, the Doctor
'en ai him from his back on his side, when he
died in a moment."
The Courier det.Etate Unio, the French organ in
New York city, publishes an af f idavit of Mary Ann
nts, who says`that she is the natural mother
Rev. Et.mmen Wri.s.tams, and that the Dauphin
miory is all a fabrication, without a shadow of fact
for , a fountlatima.
Pelonalssudit Items.
tiort-Edwaid DavieA fortaiiii member of, the
Legislators and Congreaomareliom Lanciatei:to ,
died at.Chuichtown on the 18th instant aged 74
Between 58000 and 6 1 3000 have been subscribed
at W ilkesbarre km establishing's Female Institute
there. The required amount is 510,000
The workmen on the Belvidere Railroad, below
Philipsburg, are on a strike. They do riot ask tot
increased wages, but for reduction in the hours of
The Wyoming Seminary at Kingston is being
rapidly rebuilt in Unproved style There are three
separate buildings, each 48• by 60 feet. The board.
ing hall is also being enlarged and will, when
completed, be a three story Wilding, 114 feet front,
with wings 58 feet deep.
A fire oceured at Colombia on nuroslay after
noon,which destroyed the store of Thomas Keating,
Schloss & Brother, Mr.,Gotrlntan end David
mer, and the residences of Messrs. Keatitto. and
Whipper. It originated from the sparks of a lbco
The double track has been completed on the
Pennsylvania railroad tom Harrisburg to the bridge
over the Susquehanna.
A new bridle scrap-the Lehigh at Manch Chunk
a to be completed this season, the contracts hay•
og been signed.
An attempt was made Wednesday among the
convicts in the Western Penitentiary to break out.
About 20 of them began to batter the doors - n 1 their
cells at the same time with various implements.—
The officers immediately armed themselves and
prepared to shoot the first wan that got wit,
when they very prudently desisted and order was
The State authorities have remitted the interest
of a collateral inheritance tar in a legacy of 220,•.
000 lett by a Roman Catholic lady of Pittsburg to
a benevolent institution. The interest, at 12 per
cent., amounted to $625.
frrKendall, of the New Orleans • Picayune,
when in Peri', wrote the following in a letter to that
A moat terible sight met the eye of an English
diver, who was sent down in the cabin of the
steamer Victoria, wrecked a kw days since near
Dublin with great loss of life. The diver went
down into her cabin once, and succeeded in bring
ing up 411 her plate; but malting could induce him
to go down a second lime—not all the riches at the
bottom of the sea. It should be understood, that
the bodies of some twenty of the passengers of the
Victoria were never found. The diver says, that
on entering the cabin he thought he was in a wax
work exhibition, for the corpses had evidently not
moved from their positions since the vessel sank
There were some eighteen or twenty persons in
the cabin, one and all of whom, although dead for
daps, seemed to be holding conversation with
other; and the general appearance of the whole
scene was so life like, that , he diver was almost
inclined to believe that some of them were yet liv
ing. From their various positions and conntenari
ces, he thinks they could have no idea of the disas
ter which was hastening them an to so untimely as
end. Over and oven again the dive, said that he
would not go down in'o that cabin a second time.
Seldom have I heard a more terrible tale coming
horn " down among the deal"
384 "
filE CRTATAL PALACE.—Over 400 men are at
on the New York Crystal Palace, and it is said it
will certainly be ready for the opening of the exhi
bition on the Ist of June. Yesterday the American
quarter of the building, which is the north-east cor
ner, adjoing the saloon, was to have been given
over to the hands of the association, that the cases,
tables, &c., for :he display of goods may be arrang
ed. The department Inc machinery, agricultural
implements, &c., which is distinct from this, is not
prepared. The roof is now neatly complete, ex
cept the dome, and the floors are in such a tor
warrhstate than forty:eight hours will suffice to tin.
WI them after the dome is op The officers of the
Sardinia frigate which arrived on Sunday, were
greatly surprised in not finding the exhibition al
ready open.
A FACT volt MRS Stow c.—At East Baton Rouge,
lately, an escape negro slave, whom two citi
zens of Port Hudson attempted to recaptute, so re
solutely he fought for his freedom that they
were obliged to desist. They thereupon obtained
a pack of dogs and pursued the fugitive to a drift
in the river, where the dogs brought him to bay.—
When the pursuing party came up he refused to
surrender, and was immediately shot, and tell into
the water. So determined was the poor fellow not
to be captured, that when an effort was made to
rescue him from drowning, he made battle with
his club, and sunk waving his weapon in angry
defiance at his pursuers.
LEY —We are informed that large bodies of labor.
era, principally Irish and Germans, employed in
loading Coal &c., at Carbondale, Honesdale, and
Hawley, struck for higher wages, on Monday last,
and have since refused to work or to let others
work. In Honesdale, some five hundred men pa
raded the streets, accompanied by a brass band,
threatening end stopping all who attempted to
work; and similar demonstrations were made in
Hawley. They have hitherto worked about six.
teen hours a day, for 75 cents. They demand a
dollar a day and the ten hour system —Maros.
A VALUABLZ Gem —The Goshen Whig states,
that Rev. Robert Armstrong, of Newburg, New
York, purchased, among other minerals, what he
supposed was a topaz. but which turned oat to be
a diamond, for one-half of which he has been of
fered MO 000, which he declined. Its weight is
two and a half ounces, and if a real diamond, its
value will be more than $2,000,000.
Ax lwreagsnxo Yoexa COUPLE —There resides
at Plaistow, says an English paper, a young lady
who has just reached her twentieth year, who
stand. six lint lour inches in her hose! The mid
dle,finger on each band measures six inches;—
length of arm, two feet four inches. She is still
growing! Her beau is also a giant, being no less
an individual than F4ward Cranser, me Kentish gi
ant, who, though but nineteen years old, is seven
feet six inches in height. This will be one of the
tallest weddings on record, when it comes off.
A Ncw Scritzmarr Discovenra—Captain Skin
ner, of the Ship Hermann, from Baltimore to Fran
cisco, touched the island of Juan Fernandez, on the
27th of March for water, and says he was surprised
to find there a settlement of about three hundred
inhabitants, who were directed by a governor.—
Great kindness was shown to the mamere, and the
vessel was supplied with provisions. Captain
Skinner stopped at this island two years ago, and
found it uninhabited.—N. Y. Evening Post.
Gow DOLLyt Terr —Dr. Gideon B. B. Smith has
invented a vety ingenious contrivance for detecting
spurious coin of the gold dollar stamp. It is a
small box with a slit in the lid, which will admit
the genuine coin only. if a spurious coin passes
through slit. it will not sink, because it is restated
by • weight inside, super ior to the leverage by
which the true coin overpowes the weight. And
if the spurious coin is made so large that its weight
equals the true coin, it will not pass through the
aperture. The article might oe made to tell at a
tow price, and thus come tutogaineral use.
A monoment is to be erected to the memories o
PAOLIXXO, WILIJAMS and Vas- WART the captors
of ASDIM, ott the spot where it ormarnird, in Tiny.
town. The Inspectors of the_ State Prison lormsh.
the marble.
Mretbfort6 l!tcapotler•
Free Soil, Free Speech, Free Men
Freedoms for Free Terri:vim.
Towanda, Saturday, May 28, 1853.
Terms of The Reporter.
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!Er Office in the Union Block," north side of the Public
4quare,}tutt door to the Bradford Hotel. Entrance beiween
Messrs. Adams' and Elarell's law offices.
Democratic state Nominations.
Von lIVIITZTOR 1111111.1 ILL.
Meeting of the Slate Central Commlttee.
The State Central Committee met at the Mer-
chants' Hotel, in the city of Philadelphia, on the
21st inst. Quite a number of members were in
The Committee passed resolutions deploring the
death of Judge Gresort, and for the re-assembling
of the late Democratic State Convention at Hatris
burg, on the 28th day of July next, for the purpose
of nominating a candidate fot the Supreme Bench,
to be supported by the Democratic party of Penn•
Sylvania at the ensuing election, and for the tran
saction of any other Inkiness that may become rm.
The following gentlemen were appointed a State
Committee of Correspondence :
W. H. Blair, Centre,
A. J. Glombrenner, York,
Joseph Weaver, jr., Delaware,
William A. Williams, M'Kean,
John Goodyear, Cumberland,
Samuel B Wilson, Beaver,
John G. Frick, Northumberland,
Ulysses Mervin, Bradford,
Reuben W. Weaver, Columbia, .
Thomas B. Searight, Fayette,
William Kitlell, Cambria,
Murray Whallon, Erie,
N. L Dike, Potter,
Ed win Dyer, Tinge,
John M. B. Petnken, Lycoming,
%V R. M'Cay, Mifflin,
J. Kacy, Perry,
B B. Bonner, Franklin,
W. H. Lambarton, Venango,
J D. Roddy, Somerset,
Augustus Drum, Indiana,
Theophilns Snyder, Blair,
John B. Reed, Bedford,
Andrew J. Fore, Fulton,
Henry Frysinger, Clinton,
Joel B. Wanner, Berks,
Gen. William Lilly. jr , Carbon,
Caleb E. Wright, Bucks,
Nimrod Stricklpnd, Chester,
• Nathaniel Jacoby, Montgomery,
William WWilliams, Armstrong,
Robert A. Lamberton, Dauphin.
The Committee adjourned to meet in the Senate
Chamber, at Harrisburg, immediately after the ad
journment of the State Convention.
foreign ♦ppolntmente.
Th 9 following appointments are officially an.
nounced in the Washington Union :
To Great Britain, James Buchanan, of Pennsyl
vania; Secretary of Legation, John Appleton, of
To Spain—Pierre Soule, of Louisiana
To Russia—Thomas H. Seymour, of Connecticut.
To Mexico—James Gadsden, of South Carolina;
Secretary of Legation, John Crips , of California.
To Prussia—Peter D. Vroom, of New Jersey.
To Central America—Solcn Borland, of Arkan
sas; Secretary of Legation, Frederick A. Beelen,ol
To Brazil—Wm Troutdale, of Tennessee.
To Chili—Samuel Medary, of Ohio.
Peru—John R. Clay, late Charge d'A ff aires in
Peru, and tormerly Secretary of Legation in Russia
and Austria.
Minister Resident in Sw - rzerland—Theodore S
Fay, long Secretary of Legation at Berlin.
CHARGES D'Arrsiaics.
Belgium—J. J. Seibles, of
Netherlands—Augnst Belmont ,of Now-York .
Sardinia—Richard IL Meade, of Virginia.
The Two Bh:flies—Robert Dale Owen, of Indi
Austria—Henry R. Jackson, of Georgia.
Bolivia—Ch. Levi Woodbury, of Massachusetts
Denmark—Henry Bedinger, of Virginia.
Buenos Ayres—Wm. H. Bissell, of Illinois.
New Grenada—James L. Greene, of &Humid.
Commissioner to the Hawaiian Islands—Shelton
F. Leake, of Virginia.
Acapulco—Charles L Denman, of California .
Alexandria—Edwin De Leon, of South Carolina.
Basle—David L Lee, of lowa.
Bermoda—John M. Howdin, of Ohio.
Bordeaux—Alfred Gilmore, of Pennsylvania.
Bremen—Wm. Hildebrand, of Wisconsin.
Cork—Dennis Bluffing, of New-York.
Dublin—M. J. Lynch, of Illinois.
Dundee—Wm. H. De Wolf, of Rhode Island
Havana—Alexander M. Clayton, 01 Mississippi
Hamburg—S. M Johnson, of Michigin.
Hong Kong—James Keenan, of Pennsylvania.
Honolulu—Benjanitu F. Angell, of New York
Lahaina—George W. Chase, of Maine.
Liverpool—Nathaniel Hawthorne of Mauch!:
Melbourne—James M. Tarleton, of Alabama
Panama—Thomas W. Ward, of Texas.
Paris—Dunom R. M'Rae, of North Carolina
Rio do Janeiro-i-Roben G. Scott, of Virginia
St. Thomas—Charles J. Helm, of Kentucky.
Talcahuano—Wm. B Plato, of Illinois.
Trieste—Wyndham Robertson, of Louisiana.
Trinidad de Cuba--John Hubbard, of Maine.
Valparaiso--Reuben Wood, of Ohio.
Venice—Donald G. Mitchell, of Connecticut.
Zurich George F Gounili, of Pennsylvania.
SAW MM. 8UR14CD... 2 1118 saw mill belonging to
Rooms FowLea, in • Monroe township, was de
stroyed by fire on Tuesday evening last, with a
large amount of lumber. The mill was insured
for I/2000.
Some 20,000 feet of lumber belonging to Ezra
Spalding, was also destroyed. The fire is =ppm
ed ro be the work of an incendiary, uno fire had
berm about the mill for several days.
A cannon ball dug up from the fidd of the bat.
de of New Orient. Is to be sent to tbe New York
World's Fair for exhibition.
The Free Democratic Consent/on,
Mel at the Court House in Towanda, on Wednes
day the 251 n day of May.. On motion of Dr. Car
ter, JOHN KEELER - was called to the Chair, and
J.W. lecnism elected Secretary.
On motion of Mr. Hinman. the following gentle
men were unanimously appointed delegates to
represent Bradford county in the Stale Convention
to assemble at Hanisbuig, on the Ist of June :
G. F. Horton, Luther De Wolf, Miles Carter, Jo
seph Kingsbery, John Keeler, D. Brink, B. H. Ste
vens, Jeremiah Kilmer.
After discussion, the following resolution was
adopted :
Resolved, That we are not disheartened by the
apparent coldness with which the great subject of
human freedom is regarded at present, by the great
political, parties and religious bodies in our country ;
but that our efforts to destroy the slave power, and
obtain the completedivorce of our national govern
ment from the accursed institution of Slavery,shall
be unceasing, and that our opposition to the fugi
tive slave law shall be untiring until ills repealed.
JOHN KEELER; President.
J. W. INGHAM, Secretary.
Music Lacntaz.—Mi. Pamir., a teacher of
Vocal Music, wha has a wide reputation for capa
bility and success, will give a lecture at the Metho
dist Church on Monday afternoon and evening
next. Mr. P. is particularly successful in teaching
children, and the opportunity should be embraced
by all who wish to improve in this delightful branch
of education.
TEDI—This question is often asked, but no one has
been able to give the exact time. The New York
Daily Times of the 19th, speaks of it as lollows
We believe there may be found in this City a
few individuals of ultra sanguine temperament, who
expect that the Crystal Palace will be opened by
about the celebration of the National Anniversary.
%Ye visi'ed the skeleton of that building yesterday,
and really if it comported with our strict views of
nigh moral principle to risk a bet, we woicr.-
lute one dollar to fifty that it wilLnot beltnry, to
receive the public before the first of August; and
we have our own reasons for believing that the
happy *y will be still fur.lier postponed to the
first IR September. The delay, we suppose, is
unavoidable, so we must pcssese our souls in pa
SINGOLAR.-11 is stated that Mrs. Newall, the mo
ther of David B. Newell, of Newport, N. H., who
was killed on board the New Haven cars at Nor
walk, did not hear of her son's death until last
Wednesday. He was a consumptive young man,
and was retorhing from the South. He had pre
viously written to his mother that he was going to
return, and she had gone on to Georgia to take
care of him on his passage back. He got the start
of her, and they passed one another on the way,
she going entirely through. She then immediately
set out on her return, and, holding no associations
on the way, did not bear of the accident. Abet
getting upon the New Yotk and New Haven rail
road, last Wednesday, a fellow-passenger politely
handed her a copy of the New York Illustrated
News, which contained an illustrated :account of
the accident. In this she became tnteres:ed, and
bad commenced reading a list of those killed,
when suddenly she dropped the paper, and raising
her hands, exclaimed—" My God ! my God: my
son is killed!' This was tier first intimation of
her bereavement, and her -on had already arrived
at home and been consigned to the grave —Neuf
Haven Palladium, 18th.
A MONTH or CALAMITY. -Truly this has been a
month of calamity. Within three or four weeks
we have been called upon to report the destruction
of the steamship Independence in the Pacific, the
Ocean Wave on the Lakes, and the Jenny Lind in
California ; the awful railroad calamities at Chicago
and Norwalk, and now we have to add to the cata
logue the loss ol the ship William and Mary at
sea. Though in the loss of this ship, by which
over 200 perished at once, it is not shown that the
calamity was caused by the carelessness of those
having charge of the vessel. She had a cargo of
rail road iron, and also 208 passengers, bound to
New Orleans from Liverpool. On the 3d of May,
she struck on a ledge of sunken rocks, oft Bermu•
da, and soon after went down, carrying with her a
portion ol her crew, and 202 of her passengers
By these six disasters, not less than five hundred
souls have been hurried into eternity, and in addi
tion to these there have been minor accidents on
railroads and steamboats, falling of buildings, &c . ,
which would materially swell the fearful aggregate
There must be a growing disregard for human life
throughout the world, when disasters of this . kind
come thus "in battalions. The e ff ect will be to
keep all travellers merely for pleasure at home,
until they can have some guaranty that they will
have a fair chance for life in rail-cars and steam
(rp The Rartfivd Times of the 16th inst. has the
following :
MR. AND MRS. FLUENT.—OOI. Cooley, of this
city, accompanied the remains of Mrs. J. M Fluent,
of Lancaster, Penn., to her parents, in Fitchburg,
Mass., on Saturday last. She was the daughter of
Mr. Henry Brooks, of Fitchburg, and this is his
fourth child who has met with a violent death.—
One of his children was shot, another drowned, an
other was run over by a railway car, and row the
remains of another still has been brought from the
wreck of the disaster at Norwalk, for burial by the
aide of her brothers and sisters who were suddenly
called away before her. Mr. Fluent was severely
injured, and remained at Norwalk, overwhelmed
with grief at the loss of his wife. He was unable
to accompany her remains to the home of her pa
rents. He was going there on a visit with his wife,:
but the pleasant anticipations of the husband and
wife were cut short in a must terrible manner, at a
time when they least expected it.
Sac:mew Prime tcy.—A n exchange paper states
that about eighteen years ago a Mr. Halt, of Wil
ton, in Fairfield county, Connecticut, then a re
markable good student in his collegiate course,
was suddenly deprived of his memory and reason.
Under these circumstances, his father, the Rev.
Mr. Hait, sent him to Hartford; but finding no re
lief, be sent him to Dr. Chaplin of Cambridge,
Massachusetts. The Doctor said there was no
present relief for him, but at the age of 36 or 37
there would be a change; that t:•e brain was 'too
much expanded for the cranium, and there would
be at that age a contraction, which would enable
it to act healthily. His anxious father and friends
saw their hopes peremptorily deferred for eighteen
years. Tbat time has recently expired, and to
their great joy the prophecy is fulfilled. The man
began to inquire for his books as if he had just laid
them down, and resumed his mathematical studies
where he left them. There was no trace in his
mind of this long blank in his life, or anything
which had occurred in it, and he did not know
that he was almost forty years of age.
. DEATH THOM LOCEJAW.—Diedo of the Lockjaw,
Warren Township, Bradford co., Pa., on the 11th
inst., Edwin Brink, aged 15 years.
The above distressing disease was supposed to
be occasioned by a bruise on one of the fingers, in
which cold was taken, resulting in a pain in the
back, till a sudden cramping of the body occnrred,
in which the body doubled together, the legs being
locked about the neck, and the jaws so fumly set
as to be immovable. The lungs and stomach were
so compressed That the thickness of the body was
not more than 4 or 5 inches. .He suffered in this
dreadful condition Several hours, when death came
to his relief.—Binghango Republican.
The Mai in the United Kingdom, produce, it is
said, one-half the correspondence carried on by the
two nations.
Construction of the $3OO Lsivv.
Au opittioh k interesting to the public, ;was
livered in :thee Saprenie Court of Pennsylvarai a
'short thitsi 'since, on the proper interpretai tog ; of the
19300 Law. it appears. that to have the benefit of
'this act, thetlefendant must, at the time the levy
is made, Meath*, property he desires ,exempted.
By neglecting to do this, he cat not, after the sale,
claim the amount in money. Chief Justice BLACK
says that the Act speaks of property, not money.—
It, requires him to select the goods lie wishes to re.
Lain, and have them appraised, and the property
thus chosen' and appraised, shall be exempt Irom
levy and sale. This excludes the idea that he is
to have his choice between retaining the property,
and demanding the money out of the proceeds.
' There are sound reasons why he should take the
goods or nothing. The law was made fo the bene
fit of the (wadies of debtors, rather than for the
debtors themselves • and a family, atript of every
comfort, might not b ei much the better oil with $3OO
in the pocket of a thriftless father. Property which
appraisers would value at $3OO, mig ht not sell for
the half of it, and it debtors had ' this choice, it
would deprive the creditors of twice as much pro
pertysrus the law intended to take from them. A
convenient friend could be got to buy it in at a price
lar below its value, and a part of the money award
ed by the Court would pay for it.
The former laws on this subject specified thii
particular articles which migh6 be retained. The
act of 1849 gives the right of designating them to
the debtor himself, fixes the qtiontity of them by
their value, and points out the Mode of ascertaining
that value; 'but if he may be silent until alter the
sale, he can' virtually take property which he has
not selected, to an amount far greater than the law
allows him, arid withiut applying the legal stand
ard of its value. Such a construction is again's{ the
spirit as well as the letter of the statute.
The debtor not being entitled to money antler
any circumstances, would have no other remedy
than an action against the officer, even if he had
demanded his right, in a proper way, and been re
fused; regularly, a debtor who wishes to avail
himself of this act, should make his seleciton at
the time of levy; the Legislature could have meant
nothing else by saying that property so selected
should beexempt from levy. Bot he may be in
time if he demand it after it is seized, provided
does not wait so long that a compliance with hi.
request would postpone the sale. His right is clear
ly gone, if he waits until the sale has begun.
Anti-Rent Outrage.
A Mr. Lawrence proceeded to the house of is.
cob .1. Deitz, on Tuesday last, for the purpose of
serving a summons. He lound Mr. D. near his
house and handed him the papers. Deitz took
them and read them, when he threw them on the
ground—seized Lawrence by the throat, calling
him a damned seoundiel tor coming to serve papers
on him. He then called to his family to blow a
horn, when a man named Hallenbeck, who was
at work for Dietz, asa mason, interceded for Law.
rence, who managed to get away, and started off
on a run. Deitz followed in pursuit—knocked
Lawrence down, and held him until four men in
disguise made their appearance.
They then tied his !rands behind him, and took
him to a small piece of brush near by—then lore
off his coat, vest and cravat, and with a jack knife
cut off his hair, occasionally cutting the scalp, and
remarking that they had a plaster that would heal
it up,—they tarred his 'head and body and poured
tar into his boots. Alter exhausting their ingenuity
this way, each cut a stick, and whippet him, until
they got tired. They then tied his hands before
him and started him for the house, each -of them
kicking him at every step. They made him take
the papers back, but took them away again. When
• after knocking him down again, they left him, and
he succeeded in reaching the residence of George
1 Becker, last evening. His legs, hands, arms and
lace are badly bruised.
EMBALM - 1U; TRII DEID.-Dr. Holmes, who fer
seven years was examining Physician to the Coro,.
ner, of New York city, has, after a long series of
experiment?, succeedee in discovering a method of
preserving the bodies or the dead. The process is
extremely simple : An artery in one of the lower
limbs is opened, and by it a liquid is injected into
into the blood. The length of time required for
the operation ie only about fifteen minutes. A re•
porter of the Tribune has seen the body of a female
ehild which was embalmed upward of a month ago
by Dr. Holmes, and from the appearances of the
body it would seem that the experiments of the doc
tor had been highly satisfactory. Er. Holmes in.
tends taking immediate steps to secure a patent for
this discovery.
Or We learn from the Elmira Republican tha
Mr Z. T. M'Clusky of Jefferson, who was injure,
a short time ago by being thrown out of his buggy
died on Monday last. Mr. WC. was Deputy Sher
iff of Chemung county, and enjoyed the respect o
all who khew him.
At a regular meeting of Canton Lodge No. 321,
1. 0. of 0. F. of Pa. the following resolutions were
ullered by J. W. Griffin :, It has pleased the all wise Creator and
ruler of the universe to remove from our Fraternity
our beloved brother. A: G. PCIKAILD. Hence, while
we deem it our duty to bow with submission to
this stroke of his chastising band ; therefore
Resolved, That we have witnessed with with un
feigned regret the death of oar esteemed brother,
P. G. Ptyalin), who departed this life on the
. 13th day of May 1859, in Canton, Bradford Co. Pa.,
in the commencement of uiefalness and in the prime
of manhood.
Resolved. That although he suffered extremely du
ring his illness it is a pleasure to know that those
who with himself had espoused the cause of friend.
ship, love and truth, kindly ministered to his wants
during his sufferings, which he bore with christian
fortitude and resignation.
Resolved, That in the death of brother Preir.Litn,
we have lost one of the brightest ornaments of our
association, whose life and character has been an
example to emulate, which would be of infinite hon.
or to every member of our order.
Resolved, That we deeply sympathise with the
bereaved family of the deceased, having with them
the consoling assurance that our loss is his ink
nice gain.
Resolved, That as a token of respect for our de
ceased brother, we will wear the usual badge of
mourning for the space of three months, and that
these resolutions be entered on the minutes of this
lodge, and that the Secretery forward a copy to the
family of the deceased, and one to the editor of the
Banner of the Union, New York, and also that these
resolutions be published in the papers of this
County. T. 8. HANLEY, Bec'y.
MR. PRINDLE, Teacher of MUSIC, will meet
the children and youths' of Towanda, at the
Methodist Church, on Monday afternoon of next
nexi week, for a rehearsalyin Vocal Music, with a
view of organizing a class in Music. And in. the
evening, the parents and all the lovers of music are
invited to the same place, with the children, when
an Address will be given on Early Education in
Music. The evening exercises will commence at
eight o'clock. Children from six years ' old to
eighteen will be admitted to the class. May 29.
ALL; persons indebted to the estate of Geo.
Geroukl, dec'd, late of Smithfield, are hereby
requested to make payment without delay, and those
having claims against said estate, will please pre.
sent them duly authenticated for settlement-
JAMES GEROULD. Ad m i n i strator ,.
May 27, 1853.
BONNETS & HATS.—A new and large assort.
meat of Ladies and misses white and colored
straw, florence and lace bonnets. Also- mans and
boys palm lea& Canada straw and curled brim - Cas ,
ailment bats, just received — at MERCUR'B.
May 25, 1853.
ere tbitiiiit otiloc 3 / 4 u se.
The fad is indisputable that this medieb, e
pariorlo anything heretoftee offered to th e ni , b r ,
for putifying tbs. blood. Keep your bloodpp : ,
yon are safe from all those tronblasoree d tu :!
that a igg et so many of the human ram. lely et y7
inlet not only purifies the blood, bat invigoiattsZ;
Whole system, giving a healthy tone to the s k
ache and imparting life and energy a l th.
and enervated.
Bice Ham)Amer.—Ma. A. B. L Weis
Sir. I have from childhood, suffered with period
turns of the Sick Headache, izereastag until o u r s
year I was almost weekly laid by until' e ooluel I
ed the use of your Compound extract of 8 04 u _e'
—one largo, bottle has completely cored to t 1 7
"had no occasion to use it fur months. y ou ,, Zinr
NANCY. M. pAß ua l
I can heartily concur with the above.
183 Orange St. New Haven, CL JNO.PAR3B4
Clinton, Conn., Oct. 12,18,51.
Mr. Myers—Dear Sir.—l have starred i
much with the Sick Headache for Ilfteenyari,l6m
was scarcely a week but what I Was obliged to
up my work, but by accident I became sti u :L ll
with your valuable Extract, and I have u sed
bottle. It has completed a cure. I have 001 I c 4 l
troubled with the complaint since, and I Mist 11
otherwise improved my health very m u &
I fully concur with the above..l. CARLTON.
by Dr. H. C. PORTER, Toaanda, Pa, of wh om
pamphlets may be had gratis.
Waverly Station, N. Y. do E. R. R,
EAST. a. x. soma 1P117% a.
•Butfolo Ex. x l2 20 'Buffalo Ex. r 3s i
°Day Express, • x 10 33 *Day Express, r x 425
Night Expresso. x 11 22 Night Express A 4 el
Mail, r m 6 43 Mail, rx9ll,
'Cincinnati Ex. • 505 Emigrant, " 3 . 46
Freight No. 2, •of I l 55[Freight No. 1, A a lO 05
Freight No. 4, rx 4 35 Freight No. 5, A xBBB
•Do not stop at Waverly.
COACHES leave 'Waverly for
A thenv,Towa oda, To akhannotk
rE&AvYe.: and intermedUqe places, every
; , ,rning, after the arrival of the Tttinv.
'Returning, leave Towanda, (after the arrival of
the Southern stage,) at 13 o'clock, P. M. reaching
Waverly in time for all the evening trains, e ls! and
west. May 6. 1853.
SctionaalZ, May 19
E1131.0.12' LECZCZa,
South Conker of Illercur's Block, Main At! ,
ARE now opening their stock of GOOES forge I
Spring and Summer trade, comprising a ha
and complete assortment, and of the moat reriey,
which will be sold at a very small profit for Redy
Pay. Among the assortment of
will be found a great variety ofLadies'Dress Gook
consisting in part of
Bereges, Ihrege Delaines, all•wool Deluihts, La wn;
pain and printed : Gingham:, English,
Scotch and Amerwan : Poplins,
Prints of all shades and
colors 4.c.
Also, for men's wear may be found Small Cloth',
Cassimeres, Tweeds, Kentucky Jeans, silk, Ba ti , 3
and Summer Vestines.
Also, Sheetingi, Shirting, bleached and brown,
Tickings, Summer Goods for boys' wear, Cotton
Yarn, Carpet, Warp, Cotton Batten, &toic.
A full stock will be kept on hand. Those ioeset
of sugars. Teas, Coffee. Molasses, liteoares but
Syrup, Spices. Pepper Ginger, Salerair. nor,
Fish, salt, Tobacco, or any other ankle in this
will do well to call on us before purchasing elso
~:~ ::,1 l:l:s
A large a splendid ricAortment. Crockoy. GLus
and Stone-ware, Boota and Shoes, Hats and Caps—
Nails, Paints, Oils, Glass and Putty.
Thankful for the liberal petronage of the ram*
son. the undersigned feel a pleasure in inruit: e
public to an examination of our spring stud, te•
lieving that good Goods and low prioec will mune
a speedy sale for ready pay. TRACY & MOORE.
Towanda, May 20 ISM,
Summer Goods at the Cash Store
THE decision has gone forth. the fact is adank
ted that goods ate soli' at wwer prices'at God,
rich & Uo's, than anywhere else ; where no• MI
be found en unu , tiaily large stock of Good , adapeJ
to the season which are going off at very N;), rates.
Their stock of
cannot be equalled, and the greatest Taney of
bereges, silk tissues, challis berege &Inse anglem,
jacocets, lawns, striped and plain chambras, strip.
ed and plain steel and gold•rnixed poplins, fame
striped and checked ginghams ; a peat assortment
of rich black silk shawls, cashmere, crape and
broche shawls ; silk capes and mantillas ; an mu
quailed show of highly clustered, black, nand
striped, plaid and changeable silks, sauna, bottom
and ribbons, French embroiders ; 15000 yards ni
shilling calicoes for sixpence ; Lisle thread lad
cotton gloves from 3 cts. to : shillings : rich rep
logs, cloths, cassimeres, saunas, tweeds, jaw,
dm: uottonadea all kinds, mens summer urn,
plain, striped and plaid linnens, giteetingl, saffa
logs, cotton ticks, drills, 4'c.
Cash purchasers will find great bargains, as du
whole has been purchased at auction and pear
C' Cash paid for BUTTER..CD
Owego, May 25, 1853. _
TN the Orphan's Court of Bradford Co in the mine
1. of the partition of the real estate of Samuel Bre
night, late of Ridgbury twp., deceased. To Elsa.
nah Hammond, Phebe McDougall, Susan Kingsley.
Sally Burt, Florilla Bort. Almenia Burt, Thailew
Bennight's widow, Calvin Bennight. Mary ffeltal bt •
Samuel Bennight Sarah Bennight, Phebe
Benj. W. Bennight, Susan Bennight and Tatou
Bennight's widows.
You are hereby notified that by virtue of an of•
der from the Orphan's Court of Bradfonl County, I' )
me directed ; I wilt hold an inquisition upon the re.
al estate of Samuel Bennight, late of IlidgbtuVq•
deceased, upon the premises in said township. oti
Monday, the Bth day of August nat. at I °.c " hx , l "
P. M., for the purpose of making partition and
ation of said estate, at which time and pigs •
can attend if you
_think proper.
C. THOM ALSher itr.
Sheriff's Office, Towanda, May 25, 15:.3.
CANTON AND Airman eta r
THE undersigned Commissioners app0101":4
± pursuance of the Charter incorporating
company will open Books for subscriptions °boa
at the Bradford House, in the borough of Tocasdh
ai 10 o'clock, A. M., on Saturday, the 25th of 1251
next. C. F. MASON.
C. Hi HERRICK, rounm
Towanda. May 25, 1053.
ARA. decd of Tuscarora tvp. ar e
none indebted to the estate of M
hereby reciuested to make ayment without drill
and all persons having c laims against said esti"
will please present them duly authenticated fa ' el '
dement. BENI. M.'SILVARA.
May 25. 1853....) Peados.
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painted tubs and pails, also. Alicant mash Po'
received at may2s IdERCUR3