Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, June 04, 1853, Image 2

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    Anoitieraiiii — irliini - - imento-n.
A number of residents of Springfield, - N.0.,.,the
residence of Cot Phelps, of recent AntieHen'onlio
toriety, have addressed a letter to Col. bentoqj In.
viting him in visit and address them. They iletik
of their renegade Congressman in this Hain : .
Ovt Jedas is still among the roileosingialitinugh
we are expecting him ! laity. iVer•ar:e_pielka*il
writ cold comfort fir him Heretofore, his friends
slid your friends were the same, and anxious to
glisgt him With a lirafty, ....axtearatq' done
grand and - faith - tut servant - filint alas for hiiir lon
thisocca t ieu there is in re4erve no suet , greening.
tufry ito -the contrary, munering, deep toned, like
thunder Irom the storm, wady to tinter upon his ea•
voted-head, warning t ion o depart, fora e have no
further use for him " -
The following is th old reply- :
tr,e~csaf~..lll~aukyoulot your in v Cation to
carne - ammig yeti and to speak to you. and 4'4%4
inform you is-part cti my plan to Toil the i
squitiwestern counties of the State, be.' n o t at ;hi+
time, nut probably before the mouth of October
My.I4A visit to the western frontier was nu a spe
cial occasion, to see a little pioneer party set oil to
verify the mire of Fremont and Leroux to the Pa
sifts Ocean ;•attil, that being accomplished, to re•
turn to my faintly here ; from whom I had, been
separated tor five months, And now J return with
t tem to Washing - on to work there during the sum
irier on my " Thirty Years' View "—a work which
camel be-well done except there where I have ac
cess to all authentic means of reviving and cot•
reeling recollecico. I expect to be among the
eople of the State in the Fall, but not exactly in
thel sense of " cahrassing the State" True, I
shall speak to the people, and on the public sub
Pets, andam at their service for the Senate of the
United Sates a; the en+uing.Election, but it is not
a case in wl.ich I feel the personal interest which
the word " e•lnvass'• implies. My moires and
objects are above anything personal ; and you may
judge how little I care about Congress when I in
form you that I didinot see, and had no inclination
to see, the inside tot either House during the whole
of the last session, though in right of the nut side of
both 'luring the whole time. To save the Slate from
nullification treasoii—to rebuke traitors who sold
year office of Senator to a Whig—and to amen:-
plish a , me great nieascres for the public good—ate
the only objects I have in view; and these concern
you—concern your right+, yout:triterests more than
they do me. In. a word I am witting to be youi rep
reseniative, for yonr own objects, rl you wish it ;
and all that I can consent to ilo in the matter is to
speak truth to you, and to undeceive the good men
whorls falsehoods have left estray. I fprrsonal ob
jests could aitraceme, I believe:l could satisfy them
without the trouble of going through the Sta'e. I
.I could be elected to Congress from this
district without Substantial opposition ; and would
Pet honored by such an election by the inhabitants
of,a city and county among whom I have lived for
thirty eight years; and would find in the House of
Representatives a theaore suffietent.y elevated, ar.d
a sphere of action Sufficiently extensive, to gratify
the highest legitimate personal ambition that a pa-
triotic American statesman cauld have It is the
field of useful and honorable legislation ; and I
never saw the thy that I had not rather be the au
thor of some uselul law— the reduction cl the salt
tax, preemptions, the restoration of the gold cur
rant", &c , &n —than to fill the highest offices in
- the gilt of the Presidency, at home •or abroad. I
do not decline the House, and offer for the Senate,
Item any idea of higher hot or in the latter, but
purely and simply to try the question whether the
State wishes me to work for her on the great sub
jeets•which will concern her when earthly honors
and labors will be nothing to me.
An insidious attempt has been made—is making
.-to draw off the Southwestern counties from the
interest and glory of Missonri, and atia!li them to
the fortunes of Arkansas and Texas ; I allude to the
aubegle of drawing off the great Pacific Railroad
from the latitude of Central Missouri, (where the
hand of nature and the feet of man now show it to
be,) and drag it down to the latitude of States him
duals of miles below its natural line—a •• bifurca
tion" to be the inducement and reward for that ali
enation—that virtual secession on a small scale. I
-see from yohr letter, and I know from all I hear
from the southwest, that the scheme is repulsed
and the miserable bait despised I knew it would
be so before I heard from you, because I know your
hearts, and that you are only accessible to honora
ble constierations, founded in just and patriotic
views. Selfi-h arguments have no influence upon
son, and especially of such small size and such
large dishonor as this " bifarortani" presents. Mis•'
erable would be the driblet that it would bring you
'and great the discrelkof becoming, the appurten
ance" of other states while still included within the
limits of Missouri. No ! You go for the national,
to' for the sectional road—for the main trunk in the
centre, not for a " bifurcation" in a corner—you go
for equal not selfish advantages. Let the Great
Head be located where it ought to be. and its ad
vantacee•'will diffuse themselves equally and uni
versally over all parts ol•the State, ribbed eventual.
ly with branches on each side—like our great riv•
ere and their tributaries—the main stream in the
'centre—the prongs. folks and branches on each
side, draining and fertelizing every part.
Your obliged fellow citizen, T. H. I:lEsrow
BURNT To Dram.—John Sherman was burnt to
(leith on Bucks mountain, in Beaver township,
'Columbia co , 03 the sth Mitt.
• The 'Hirwrck liteertigafor reports the circum
stances of his death, as billows: " Several nei. h
..bors melon the mountain to oppose and subdue
, the fi rer which had been raging for several days.—
Sherman and another man drank c..nsiderable whis
icy and became intoxicated. They became sepa
rated from the company and being overcome by
liguor•laid down. Sherman laid upon the ground
,but his companion male his bed on a log. They
fell asleep and the tire came upon them and poor
Sherman. who laid in the leaves, was burned to
death. The other escaped. Sherman's hands, and
feet were burned oft, and when the body 'was tak
.en up the bowels gushed out."
The same paper relates the following fatal acci
dent: John Fisher, of Monte township, in Colom
bia enmity, was hauling wood, on the sth inst.,
with four horses. He had loaded his wagon and
was driving towards home when the horses took
fright and ranaway. Mr. Fisher was thrown upon
the ground and the wheels passed over his body.
•%Vhen bond he wal dead.
the Buffalo, Express train, when about two miles
below Wellvburg, in this County, run over and in
scantly killer] -two girls, one about thirteen and the
other about eight years of age—the children of
Haittwtotv, who has charge of Barnes' Mill, in that
vicinity The children were returning from school,
on the Railroad track, about lour o'clock, when
they saw the Freight train going east. and were so
Intent upon watching it, that the Express coming
was came up and ran over them, causing intuitive•
neous sleuth, before they could escape.-41mira
Daily Rep. 251 k.
The'Money Luminary states that Mr. Daniel Ber.
ger, an old and respectable citizen of Moreland
township, in that county, committed suicide on
Saturday morning last, by cutting his throat. He
committed the act to his shop, and was not discov.
•red Until alter he was dead. He had also stabbed
himself twice in, the breast, end hie head and fore.
head were much braised. Mr. Berger's mind, we
ara informed, was very much deranged tot some
weeks, which accounts for the rash act.
The Novasleans Crescent, in relating the
'tescaeof•two boys from drowning, by two slaves,
-st the risk of their Has, says there is a law exist
mg in Lonsiana, by which a slave secures his free.
dum ilk. saves the life of his master or any of his
•family. -
, ,
sypLon for dairymen, is now in use in Scot.
and. by means of which the mill' is drawn away
„from the armit, instead of sitimmiag.the- , cream off
the milk. -
Frightful cataniny ma a Charlet*.
[From the Lockport (N.Y.) Comic; Map 231.1
We are called upon Itireccni an 4*(01 and col:
einu-Ssitatioa ol Providetice;• one that has thrown
a' gloom ovelVi - the eniire crmtmuiiity. :Yesterday
a ernttnn, p.stafter the ServieWel the Congrega
tional: Church. had eimmeticed,_ that house was
:ulna by lightning. causing . the death of Mr. LW
diet-Crocker; jr.: and injuring flutterer fess Sarriuel
Dun fee, Cvms C. Northam, a lad about 14 years of
age, son ol Wm Mack. Mary Place, daughter of
George Pliee, Fieneei'Holmes, daughter - of Alfred
Holmes, aid Miss Sarah Stewart.
The lightning, a tuck the church steeple on the
south-west corner, passing down into the gallery
occupied by the singers, which was direrdy ender
the steeple, and ril the persons effected by the
?.hock, were members of the choir. They were
about concluding the introduciory hymn when the
kitock came, carrying death, sorrow and dismay
into their midst The main streak of electricit)
eu:ered Ilia gallery d ir eci!y over the head of Mr
Crocker, who was playinu the ha.s viol, and di
verged off each way, it !ming the persons unmet]
Tfte - first moment alter the shock was one of uni•
vetsarctristert.ation and dismay. Every person
irf r the gallery, numbering some twelve or Iffeen,
except one or two, were prostrated by the shock
but those that escaped ittjury. aided by persons from
below, immediately proceeded to the assistance of
tit milortunate. Some of the injured persons had
their laces and bodies burned, making them present
a horrible picture. They were all removed as
quick as possible to the open air. and the proper
remedies were applied, under the direction of Die
Fassett and Gould—who, providentially, were in
the chttrefial the time—which were successful in
restoring to conscion ness, all except Mr Crocker
The deceaSed, in all outward appeatances, sustain
ed the least injury of any of the sufferers, bat he
was doubtless si-ited with the heaviest shock The
lightning seems to have passed along the outside
of his vest, down to the tight thigh. then across,
clown hi' left leg, rippin2 open his boot in passing
off The only scar on his nelson is on the left foot,
and this is very shuht. He spoke once atter the
shock, Mr Elias Clark was,ianding between hint
and Mr. Durtee, and not being injured, he prceeed
ed to 1.6 the latter up, when the deceased said to
him, " Help me ;I am hurt the worst .!" Mr C.
was immediately taken out, but he only gasped
mice or twice and expi - rd His body was then
taken to the office of Dr. Fossen, and every means
which medical science could inggest was used in
rain to restore him to conscOusness.
The scene within the Church immediately after
the shock is represented by an eye witness to have
been awful in the extreme. The pastor, Mr Gill
man, whose position in the pulpit was such as to
enable him to see at a glance ilie terrible effect of
the lightning, tainted away, as did several of the
ladies, an I a gnastly paleness overspread every
con teuance. The shock tv,i4 so terr tic, and its
effects so astontidin. that it seemed to deprive all
of the porter of vent to their eel leelinas in the
manner usually exhibited on similar but less ap
palling occasions. Not a shriek or a groan was
heard, save the almost inaudible ones made by
"some one of the victims; no bustle nr confusion en
sued, but dread consternation seemed to have ink
en possession of all for the moment. As the bo
dies were removed out in twill ot the Chnrch,
crowd gathered, and as the dread intelligence
spread, hundreds came to offer (heir sympathy
There has never been an occutrence in our midst
which has seemed to spread such universal gloom
and sadness.
The lightning wit! seen to strike the Church by
several persons outside, those near by being stun
ned by its elPcts. A piece of the cornice of the
steeple was thrown across the road on the east o'
the Church and several long slits from the wood
work were lodged in the middle of the road on the
south The lightning seems to have gone in and
out of the building several times before reaching
the ground, and it appears to have finally divided,
ane portion of it reaching the groud by the portico
and the other by passing front the gallery to the
The course of the electricity in the house was
very singular; it appears to have gone horn ohject
to object in art unusual manner, and some persons
think it to have divided into numerous parts, but
this is all conjecture. The gallery is much shatter
ed from its effects, but no damage is done to the
walls or timbers of the Church.
All the sufferers that we have heard from this
morning are doinc •• ell. and their speedy recovery
is looked for. The burns they received have prov
ed rather more F erious than was anticipated, and
have caused much sufferinc to the afflicted persons,
but fortunately they are all considered out of dan
ger. William Mack is the most seriously injured
of the euflereni, and beside hein2 badly burned,his
system is severely shru•kerl. He passed a oad
nrg i ht, but is much easier th'.a morning.
Pennsylvania Heins.
Caspar Lamparter, the Buller county murderer,
has been lodged in jail at Butler. Officer Jones,
who was wounded by him, has nearly recovered.
The death warrant of Reese Evans, the Wilkes
barre murderer, was read to him on the '24lh. He
was much agitated fits execution is to take place
Sept. 9th.
Miss Maria Maheban has been appointed Post
Mistress at the Summit. The Ebensburz papers
say that she has always steadfastly adhered to De•
mocratic principles, and will make a popular nth
der. Mips Mary Jane Palmer has been appointed
Post Mistress at Wilmore, in Cambria county.—
Mrs Eliza Cr rson has been appointed Post Mitt.
tress at Mercerburg, Pa , in place of Mrs. Findley,
The ;large Tannery of Messrs. Evans, Han &
James; at the west end of Ebensburg, was destroy.
ed by fire May 10'h.• Loss estimated at $1,500 ;
insured to the amount of $BOO.
Thomas A Emmett, Esq., with a corps of Engi
neers, commenced the Railroad survey s from Lew
isburg through Centre county-to Spruce Creek, May
16. th.
A mm named Louis Frilz diedit Turtle Creek,
Allegheny county, May 23d, while under the in
fluence of clorolorm, administered for the amputa
tion of his leg.
The boatmen of the Delaware and Hodson and
Pennsylvania Coal Company at Honesdale, have
struck for advanced wages. The hands at Cooper's
Furnace, near Philipsburg, Northamion co , have
also struck for higher wages.
A cow belonging to Henry [{rain, of Sancon
township, Northampton co, gave bath to a call a
few days ago, which weighed 97 lbs when one hour
A dctachment of 150 recruits left Carlisle Bar
racks, on Saturday ntorrting last, destined for Cali•
fornia and Oregon They were accompanied by
Capt. Morris, Lime Smith, Stanley and Delano,
and Surgeon De Leon.
On Friday of last week six soldiers who had
been tried at the Carlisle Barracks for desertion,
and sentenced, were flogged, marked with the let
ter a D" on the hip, and had their beetle shaved,
ar don Sunday morning were drummed out ot gar
A fire broke out on the land of Wm. M. Watts,
Esti , at Laurel Forge, Cumberland co.. last week,
sweeping over several thousand acres of wood land,
destroying all the growing timber and consuming
about 1600 cords of wood which had been cut for
KIDNAPPERS ARRINTED.The "Lancasteriari" of
the 25in thin , artys:— Iwo men named Boyer &
Snyder, of Harrisburg, have been arrested, and are
now in the Dauphin county Jail, charged with kid-
napping. They are to to removed to this pity for
trial. Jacob Witman, a member of the National
Guards Brass Band of Harrisburg, was arrested by
Sheriff Eby in ibis city, charged with the same
crime. He was held to bail in the sum 0111.200
to appear and answer the charge at Court. His bail
were the other members of the Band.
Vcatoforts Q4portair.
Free SOH, .Free Speech, Free Men
Prudes, for Print TerriSorg.
Towanda, Saturday, June 4, 1853.
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Irr Office an the Union Block," north side of the Public
dquare,:nest door to the Bradford lintel. Entrance be,vreen
Messrs. Adams' and Elsvell's law offices.
Democratic State Nominations.
North Pennsylvania Railroad.
Upon our first page, may be found a letter from
a Correspondent et Harrisburg, upon the subject of
the projected rail road from Philadelphia to the
State Line. This letter contains many facts not be
fore made public, but coming from one whose
sources of information are u..doubted, his assertions
are nor to be questioned. It will explain to the
people of the North, why this subject has not been
before mooted, arid the reason why their firs* gaze
is directed to a project already completed in its pre
liminaties, and tar advance) in its consummation
It is a settled fact, that this Road is commenced
with a firm determination on the part of its projec.
tors to push it, link by link, to the Stare Line.—
There can be no doubt, but Such is the intention,
and still it will become necessary for the Teople of
Northern Pennsyliania to meet the efliirts of the
Company in a spirit of liberality and enterprise,
which shall render certain the consummation of the
hopes which have been raised. We do not know
that they will be called upon to take stock in this
Company, but presume such will be the case. If
so, we trust, that the anxiety monde:lewd by Mr
Feasoc, to bring this "sequestered region" in close
proximity with the rest of the world, will not be
considered as all that is necessary for our interests,
but that our citizens will step forward, arid to the
utmost of their ability, second the plans which
promise to develope our resources, full fifteen years
sooner than the most sanguine had hoped.
We are glad to see Philadelphia awakening to
this matter. Too long she has been content to see
the trade of Northern Pennsylvania carried off by
New York. A trade which rightfully, from Various
considerations, belongs to her Formerly, the trade,
not only of Northern Pennsylvania, but of Southern
New York, was enjoyed by Philadelphia, at a time
when the only mode of transportation was the slow
and toilsome naviga'ion of the Susquehanna river.
by the obsolete Durham boat. The building of the
Erie Canal, has drawn off the trade of Southern
New York, and the completion of the Erie Rail
road, that of Northern Pennsylvania, to the city of
New Yoik Every year more aod more of this
trade diverges from Philadelphia, because New
York, wide awake to her interests, is stretching
forth her iron fingers to grasp the traffic of the coun
try, wile Philadelphia, pursuing a blind and reck
less policy, has either sit still, or thrown herself in
the way of her true interests. For years, she has
either opposed, or coldly favored, the completion of
the North Branch Canal—a work
_which will prove
a powerful auxiliary to her prosperity, by givinc
the North, a water communication to that city, at
least six weeks earlier in the year, than can be found
in the State of New York. There nave been, how
ever, some Philadelphians, who have realized the
true i-nportance of our Canal to Philadelphia, and
have been its steadfast friends, and among these
we are proud to name Mr. Feasme, whose saga
clone mind is still engaged in plans, which further
tend to our prosperity.
The public mind once directed to the proposed
rad-road, and it is utterly impossible that the pro
ject should be allowed to fail. A glance at the
maps, will show that the interior of the two greatest
states of the Union, are unconnected by any means
of speedy communication. And further that the
range of mountains which extends almos• the en
tire Northern part of the Commonwealth, presents
a formidable barrier to the construction of a Rail
road connecting the two Commonwealths, unless
the valley of the Susquehanna, which breaks thro'
this chain, presents a favorable location. Surveys
are now being made, which we have no question
will fully determine that a road can be easily loca
ted, and cheaply constructed, down the valley of
the Susquehanna so far as it may be necessary to
follow it. Of this opinion is Mr FOSTER, who has
already surveyed almost the entire distance, as
well as other., familiar with the route.
It is somewhat surprising, that the attention of
those Philadelphians, who are looking about them
for-objects of enterprise to benefit their city, should
not have been earlier directed to a route which
unites their city, by a direct road, with the most
thickly populated, fertile and flourishing portion of
New York, and which gives to the citizens of the
West, a practicable and short means of access to
their city. We can account for it, only by suppos.
ing that the strife for the increasing trade of the
West, has diverted their attention from a prize
nearer home, which was within their grasp. How.
ever, it is not yet too late, and Philadelphia seems
to have cast off her lethargic slumbers, and has en
tered the lists with a spirit and determination which
cannot fail to redound to her prosperity. No road
could be projected; more certain to centre In that
city a vast amount of travel and traffic, than this,
which extends for miles through the garden of Penn
sylvania, striking kite two of the three great anthra
cite coal valleys of the state, unlocking the bitu
minous coal and the abundant minerals of the
North, and Witting the trade of the hitherto neglect-
tad region, now grown into consequence, and then
interlocking with the improrementa of the State of
New York, opening a channel of communication
with dm great Lakes, ani! the West, and placing
the cilium of the interior of the two States in friend
ly and commercial proximity.
At the Strite'Lineietriieerge enmetotel - blinehes
of rail road and canal, covering and commanding
the entire surface of - the Slate of New York, with
a direct communication by.this means, to Philadel•
phis, a new and hitherto onavailable-market being
opened. Is it not within the bounds of reason to
supptise that such a channel of communication.
must be a great thoroughfare, which in time will
become of the first importance to the city of Phila
delphia, pouting into her lap a rich return for the
money invested?
With this Railroad completed, and in operation,
who shall put an estimate upon the vast strides Brad
ford (in common with the whole North) will make
in improvement and development? Already we
have nearly completed the link of Canal neces
sary to mingle the waters of Lake Erie and the
Hudson River with Chesapeake Bay, to unite the
internal improvement systein of the Empire State
with the Keystone—and with a Railroad for porpos
es of speedy communication, to direct alention to
our fertile soil, our splendid water privileges, our
hidden mineral treasures and all our advantages for
a remunerating outlay of capital—it is with pride
arid exultation we look forward to the furture
Without a Railroad,our facilities and our prospects
are seriously decrease!—without our Canal, our
progress would be slow. Both are equally neces
sary— each auxiliary to the other, and we hope the
day is not far distant, when the jubilant shout shall
go up, which proclaims that both are finished, and
the North shall spring from the back ward state in
which she has been kept, to that proud position to
which the salubrity of her climate, the intelligence
of her citizens, the fertility of her soil, her rich min
eral resources, and the advantages God hasigiven
her, fully entitles her.
THE RETIRING SENATORS.-With the close of the
late session of the Legislature, the terms of the fol
lowing named Senators expired. Names of Dem
ocrats in italics:
1. Philadelphia city—Charles O'Neil.
2. Philadelphia county—Thomas Forsyth.
11. Adams and Franklin—Thomas Carson.
13. Cumberland and Perry—Joseph Baity
•15 Blair, Cambria, and Huntingdon—R. A
16. Luzerne, Columbia, and Montour—C R
IT Bradford, Susquehanna and Wyoming—Geo
19. Mercer, Venango and Warren—John Huge.
21. Butler, Beaver, and Lawrence—Archibald
22 Allegheny—James Carothers.
25. Arms•tong, Indiana, and Clarion—Christian
Ot the above districts, the Ist, 11th, 15th, 21st,
and 22d, are decidedly Whig, and the 2d, 13th,
16th, 17th; 19th, and 25th, are decidedly Democrat•
ic. One of the latter was represented by Judge
Meyers, Whig, during the last Senatoril term ; but
there is no likelihood of such a result at the next
election. Should both parties, therefore, carry the
districts next tall in which they preponderate, the
next Senate will stand 16 Democrats 16 Whigs,
and 1 Native ; and should either party lose one of
its districts, the ts upremacy in the,Senate must there
by be given to the other.
JUDGE KKOX.-.Joni C. KNOX, the newly appoin•
ted Judge of the Supreme Court, says the Democrat.
ir Union, has arrived at Harrisburg, accepted the
appointment tenJered him, received the requisite
qualifications from the Chief Justice, and is now
ready to attend upon duty. We bespeak for him a
bright career in his new position He is young to
sore, being about forty, but for his years, he has had
as large a legal experience as nearly as any man
in the State. He is a well read lawyer, with a
mind capable of analyzing all subjects that ate pre.
served to him. When a member of the House of
Representatives, a few years ago, he discussed all
legal questions that arose in that body, with a clea•
.nesss, force, and ability, that eihibited the met•le
that was in him; and veLen appointed to the Bench
he immediatoly took rank among the ablest Judg
es of the State. There can, therefore, be no ques
tion that this gentleman will make an exceedingly
able Judge, and discharge his in such a
manner as to reflect the highest credit upon tiim
self, and do honor to the station he has been called
upon to fill.
moth Brother Jonathan, i'sned tocommemorate In•
dependence Day—a beautiful sheet of Engravings
and interesting historical reading—has just been
published by B. D. DAT, 48 Beekman street, New
York. It is printed on fine horpressed paper, and
must give good satisfiaction to everybody. The
series of Engravings entitled " Incidents and Scenes
in the Early History of America," and those relat•
ing to the personal history of Washington, are not
o 0 excellent pictures, but are subjects of romantic
interest. This number of the Jonathan seems to
have in it a richer variety of large and showy pic•
lures than usual It is very neatly printed, and is
cheap at 12i cents per ropy, or ten for one dollar
—which is the price.
STATE ROAD —At the last session of onr Court,
says the Wyoming Demerol, Maj. John Siurdevant
and Jerome F. Beers, were appointed as Commis
sioners, to view and lay out a State road, from
this place to Towanda; in place of Wm. M. Nut,
declined, and T. T. Wierman, removed to Elmira.
This is an important matter to our citizens, and the
sooner it is done the better. The road from here
to Towanda, is very bad indeed, or at least the
largest portion of the way. Afroad properly laid out,
would shorten the distance, and improve the grade
very considerable. We trust therefore, the Com
missioners will go on and view and 13y out the
road, as speedily as possible.
°tr. Was M Garzor of Elmira, has been ap.
pointed Mail Agent on the New York and Erie
Railroad We congratulate the Major upon his sue,
cess, and the appointing power, upon this evidence
of its discrimination. if it always bestows its favors
as judiciously, there can be no cause of complaint.
" GRAY'S Pop."—This delicious beverage, the
fame of which is widely established, may now be
obtained in the basement of the the Union Block
For a summer drink it has no equal, being at once
both agreeable and healthy.
Otr Hon. Wm. JENIIIIIII, the eldest tr.ember o
the Lanca.ter Bar, died in that city on Tuesday las
in the 74th year of his age.
I. A. P. Bel.l.Aftn ban been sylpointed Post hlat , ter
at Troy, in this county.
K o .•me ", 'clßallad
This great work, which will place a stamp upon
the enterprise of theionsteenth century, may-now
bellooked upon as fairly undertaken. Foca expe
ditions dimly hatie already beerkorganized un.
der an appropriation of ;150 ; 000, in order to p re
sent the most practicable line for the track, .sThe
ticir, under command of Governor STevirmayof the
tetrhory of Washington, late of the corps of U s:
Topographical Engineers, which is accompanied by
the artist, J M STArJLT, as draughtsman, will leave
St, Paul, Minnesota, on the let id June, and lake
the most northerly route, moilnewesiwind acrois
the upper branches of the Missouri, through the
South Pass, thence to the Calumbia River. Gover-
nor STETE,NB and NIL STANLY passed through this
city on Monday, en roule to join the - expedition of
St Paul.
'The second expedition, under Lieut WHIPPLE,
of, the Topographical Corps, is under instructions to
survcy the mute from .Memphis to Vicksburg by
way of Fort Smith, Arkansas and Albuquerque,New
Mexico, thence to the frontier line of California
Lieut. WiLitastsoe is directed to leave San Diego
with a surve,ing party and meet WHIPPLE at Wil
kiwi' Pass, in Sierra Nevada.
The fourth party is under command of Lieut .
GUNNISON, who has been recently stationed in this
city, and who has been ordered from Milwaukee
to Washington, to take charge of his party, which
will rendezvous at Council Bluffs, and explore the
central route taken by Col. FREMONT. in his last
expedition, the termination of which was so disas
trous. This last is the favorite route of Col BEN
TON, and the expedition will be accompanied by
Mr KERR, one of Col FREMONT ' S men.
These various expeditions are fully equipped and
provided with men of science and artists, as well
as the usual accompaniments of bushmen and out
liers, and are furnished with scientific instruments,
&c. A mounted escort of thirty-five U. S troops
accompany each parry. It is an ennobling specta
cle, to witness the expansive principle of progres
sive empire, which is inherent in nor national char
acter, thus seeking for a legitimate and • peaceful
channel, and not mixing with those impure and
turbid currents, which lead to aggreaaibn, encroach
ment and war.—Detroit Advertiser.
CHINA —The nation of the Chinese. embracing
a population of about 350 millions, and keeping up
a standing army of near two millions of soldiers,
ie yet hardly known or noticed, among - the other
nations of the earth. She stands now, with scarce.
ly a change, as she stood a thousand years ago, the
very perlet - nion of a cold and cearilessdomi nation,
and the very pink of conservaism It is only once
in an age, that any thing occurs to attract the at
tention of mankind, and still more seldom, that
any thing takes place among them, that caste its
influence beyond their own empire. This general
monotony 'snow broken by a rebellion,that threatens
to dethrone their present sovereign, arid it it , to be
hoped it will destroy that spirit of national exclu•
siveness, that has shut them out from the improve
ments and advantages, enjoyed by other ciiilized
nations. Should such be the result, and her ports
be thrown cpen to free commercial intercourse,our
nation would enjoy a large share of the advantages
flowing fromt this new traffic To ensure this end,
we have seen it suggested that Englaru, France,
and America , &bora secure to the reigning mon•
arch his throne, providing he will open his coun
try, as a market, for the productions of other lands.
This might be justifiable, and it might not be.
These mild and patient Chinese, have been driv.
lu rebellion, b) some act of galling oppression,
for nothing less would incite them to rise against
their government ; arid it would, in such a case, be
the basest inhumanity in other nations, to aid their
oppressor, and crush the millions struggling to im
prove their condition It would seem much more
consistent with justice, to aid those that are un
doubtedly bawling on the side of right ; and it would
be much more reasonable to expect a change of
policy in international affairs, frr.m such as are at
war with the old order of things, than from the
present government, that is struggling to preserve.
the abuses of olden time At least, such pAabli
is the character nt the contest, for it is not likely
that Chinese subjects would rebel against.a govern.
mem that sought to extend their freedom and
improve their condition;'' arid it it be such. irkilie
people are in the right, no matter how tempting
might he the conditions that could he won from the
monarch, every civilized nation should scorn the
wealth that would be those purchased by sacrific
ing the welfare of m•llions.
Reeve Evens.—The Record says, the Sheriff of
Liizerne Co, has received the Death Warrant of
this unfortunate boy. Evans does riot seem to re
alize his situation hilly, or must have great nerve
and command of himself. He says: ." You - can
not always tell by a man's looks what he leels."
It is very true in his case. Yesterday afternoon
about 114 o'clock Sheriff Palmer read the warrant
to him in the presence of several witnesses On
entering the Cell. Evans sat by a small table con
mining his books, arid nodded plesantly to his vis
tiors. He seems very little changed since his trial
His cell is neat and clean, with picture• of some of
the Magazines fastened around the walls, and his
name is marked on the floor with the hot poker.—
The Sheriff announced the purport of his visit, and
as he commenced reading.a perceptable tremor
passed over Evan's features and very soon covering
hie face with his hands he sank sobbing upon his
little table by his side, where he continued till his
visitors had 'departed
The t•me fixed by the Executive, for his execo'
lion is Friday, September 9th betwer n the hours of
10 A. M and 3 o'clock P M.
RAILROAD Destscits —lt is`stated that the late ac
cident on the Camden and Amboy railroad will
cost that Company some twenty or thirty thousand
dollars. in damages, and that now engrossing the
public mind will, in a like manner, but the New
Haven Company, to an enpense of one or two hun.
died thousand dollars Dr Beash, of Bridgeport,
one of the victims at Norwalk, had his lite insured
for 82.500, and Mr Parker, another victim, also
had his life insured. It is said the insurance con
parties, will pay these policies, and look to the rail
road company lor compensation.
Faom A USTR Lt A .—The ad vices from Australia
via England, to January 31, states that the new
digging, discovered between Yass and Albany, is
an immense mine of gold —The number of dig.
gers increase daily No less than nineteen vessels
were loading at the port of Hamburg for Australia.
The receipts into England from Australia for the
week ending April 30, were about WO.OOO.
AN Acr or Hattorsx.—Among the act of heroism
which were pertormed by persons at Norwalk
where the Railroad accident occurred, was that of
John Collins, who has been sick for the past year
and unable to work. He was standing on the dock
when the accident occurred ; and before the last
car was over he plunged into the water. He swam
to snot er boat, ern it loose, and that was also used
to rescue passenger& He continued to exert him
self Jnirl from exhaustion he fainted and was taken
to the shore.
accident was nigh occurring, on Friday morning ,
at Narrowsborg, at which point the locomotive an d
two care of the night Express train of the New
York' and Erie Railroad ran off the track, at fif
o'clock. Fortunately no person was injured.
Code of Delaware, the " whipping post andpillo
ry shall be in or near the jail yard." According
to this law, the whipping post and pillory in Wil
mington was on Friday last taken from the Public
Green where it has stood for so many years, and
planted in the jail yard. On Saturday, three con
victs were publicly whipt, one with J 2, one 15, and
one 20 lashes.
England will send 542 objects to the New York
Crystal Palace. France 329. the Zoliverein aop.ffol
land 142. Italy will send 1.00 statute.
-Hamitossa,-1111vmasta—The Directors 01 the Rot.
lidaysburg and Be:ford Plank Road a2r ea d ,
Saturday last, to declarea dividend of 96 cam,
to quire after making appropriation s to The ro a d
and an tdditional building to the present toll b oate l
inveited Will
durin makeg
lilt about
peat 12 per cent. on the eap a4
JAMES W. &Intuit —This geniiman died
Towanda on the 22d inst., at the age of Nay ni,--e in
years. His exit from among us at [tits early De , 1 ,,,,
m bee ent, i l:
of life, is deplored by all. His life has
ed in ow midst with the exception of two 'Nue
one of which he spent in the West I n di es and rl le ,
other in Laly and other portions of Southern E uro
in the vain hope of recoverind his health w hZ:
had for several years treen. fail nip..
Unassuming end affable in his depon
and sociable in his intercourse with others, t h m.
ful in disposition and always kind and obliginz
irreproachable in morals and of unbending inte ß ,,, - '
he' won the esteem and respect of all, and ne ar , Y ,
truly said of him what can be said of lenr,_., t
hail no enemy."
H e was possessed of far more than ordi nary
tellect—ol a sound, sagacious and discrirridn,,the
mind, which would have enabled him to sun eee l
in, and adorn any position he occupier! or sought,
He was possessed of an uncommon degree of for.linide which sustainer.' him through long years of
ill health, and sickness, and enabled him, ache
month by month and day by day saw the solemn
hour of death approaching, to meet it , t Scone
wraps the drapery of his couch abut him a „
down to pleasant dreams." He had PO lis e n d
when to him " the summons came to join the mot.
merable caravan, that moves to that iny il ,„ ous
realm where each shall take his chamb er in the
silent halls of death" he was prepared to meet it
unterrified : " sorrowing only for tboee he left be.
Mr. Mercor was fully appreciated only by those
who knew him well, and. thnngh he sleeps, to
their minds and memories he will long live
To his immediate friends and relaiives and pa r .
titularly to his wife who has watched over bni
with a devotion unparalleled, his loss is irreparable.
Tu them there is one consolation and one alone •
and that is, as he died in ihe assurance of &bliss'.
lul immoriabry beyond ihe g , ave, [he slat
they may " meet him again "—Arius A.
\ COACHES leave Waverly for
a A n th c,Tovean da. Tankhannnek
d intermediate
iacet' cccr
thorn ing. after tile arri•al of the TrainP.v .
Returning, leave Towanda. (after the arnsa; of
the Southern stage,) at 13 !o'clock, P. M. reachaq
Waverly in time for all the evening trams, eisi acQ
west. May 6, 1853.
Anditore's Notice.
Estate of Horato Ladd, deccumd
T -
HE auditor appointed by the Orphan's Court of
Bradford County to settle and adjust the ac•
acount of Moses A. Ladd, one of the Executor's of
said estate, on exceptions filed will attend to said
business at his office in Towanda born', on the
day of July. 18§3, at 1 o'clock. P.M.. of Which ill
persons interesred will take notice, H. BOOTH,
June 4, 1823 Auditor.
Estate of Fedcr Johnson, dwaivi
THE auditor-having, been appointed by the Court
re-examine claims of certain excepting cred ,
itors to the fund, in the hands of the administrators
of said estate, raised by sale of the teal prqtny of
the defendant; will at - end to said bostne•s at the
tavern of Hugh Hicks. in Rome village, on the Ith
day of July 1853, at 1 o'c:ock. P. 14,o( which all
persons interested will take notice. H. Boom,
June 4, 1853. Auditor.
Auditor's Notice.
John Hanson vs Jamet it Payne, Branton; Co
Pleas . No. 264 Sept T 1852
'THE auditor appointed by the Court to dionbcte
O money raised by eheriffs Pale, of the property
of the defendant in the above suit, will atiihd to
said business at his office in Towanda horci.po ;he
6th day of July 1 14 53, at I o'cl , ck, P. 51,. alien all
persons interested are requir , d t.. present the:re alms
or else be debarred from said fund. 11. 8001 H
June 4. 1853.
Auditor's Notice.
Estate of Allen Moody, deceosol
THE auditor appointed by the Cull to dichltpe
the fund in the hands of the adentniwalort af
said estate, will attend to said lau=ile‘a, at hicotfict
in Towanda brim', on the 7th day of July 1653,1 i
o'clock. P. M., when all persons interested ire re•
quired to present their claims or eke be debarred
from said fund. H. BOOTH.
June 4, 1863. Auditor.
SEALED PROPOSALS will be received at th e
Canal Office, in Towanda; unt;l b ck, P-
M., of Thursday the 30th day of Jun., 1953 foe the
building of the Farm and Road Bridr;el and Lock
Houses on the 2 5-8 miles of Casal above the Athi
ens Ilam.
Together with a quantity of cleaning eat of the
Canal, unfinished work, and ail work which may
be abandoned or become necessary, previous to the
day of Letting, of which plans, estimates and speci
fications and form of bids will be exhibited at the
Canal Office in Towanda. for t bees days previov
By order of the Board of Canal C o mmic , isnen.
Supt N. B. Pa., Canal
Canal Office, Towanda, June I. 1953
A LL persons indebted to the estate of Save
Gunsantes, dec'd, late of Rtdgbery Irr..tre
hereby requested to make payment without delay;
and all persons having demands against said estate
are requested to present them duly authenumed
for settlement. W. O. GUNSACLES ,
June 2, 1853. .Administrttor,
South Corner. of Mercur's Block, Main Rag,
ARE now opening their stock of GOODS fnche
Spring and Summer trade, comproing a foil
and complete assortment, and of the usual vier.
which will be sold at a very small profit tar Raldi
Pay. Among the assortment of
will be found a great variety of Ladies' Dressfinedt,
consisting in part of
Bereges, Dreae Detainee, all-wool Delaincs. L-Atroi
plain and printed ; Ginghams, &obit,
Scotch and American ; Poplins,
Prints of all shades and
colors 4.c,
Also, for men's wear may be found Broad Ciotti,
Cassimeres, Tweeds, Kentucky Jeans. silk, Salo
and Summer Vesting's.
Also, Sheetings, Shillings, bleached and bro"'
Pickings, Summer Goods for boys' wear, Cotton
Yarn, Carpet, Warp, Cotton Batten, skc., &c.
A full stock will be k on hand. Those in leant
of Sugars. Teas, Coffee. Molasses, Stewares
Syrup. Spices,, Pepper Ginger, Saleratv, roar'
Fish, Salt, Tobacco, or any other article in this line ,
will do well to call on us before purchasing clue'
A large a splendid assortment. Croelry. Gl
and tltona-ware. Boots and Shoes, Hats and CaPr"
Nails, Paints, • Oils, Glass and Putty.
Thankful for the liberal patronage of the past to'
son. the undenigned feel a pleasure in writing the
public to en examination of our Spring stork. be s
Hewing that good Goods axid low prices will insurc
a, weedy sale Or ready pAy. TRACI' Si. 3100 11 C
Towanda, May, 30 (853.