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The Wash.nuton corresprettlent of ;hi Phoder
phia North American says:
There has been no fatal duels—am-mg-members -
of menet.* since that between Mr. CI Way amu's'e
(Laves iti 1835. In 1842 orcerecla difficulty , be
Isreen Mr. Wise and .M.. Stately, which'woutir pro."
bahly 'have produced a duel. but for the anew of
both patties and their being b fund over In keep the,
peace The ii-it'serir-us diMtctil y wasJietireen
I.lr Yanry of Alabama, and Mr Cliii.unprn of North
Carolina, Mi. Y: gave Mr. C _ a personal ariftlnl
dating the do.ctissinn nu the nimeitar inn of I ' e as.
and when appealed to for explaivitions, made the
pointed reply. " explanation., elsewhere o Th e y
were,ilernanded elsewhere, and nut being sati,lae
tory a merinu and exchange of shots took place,
without damage to eitherteombatants: - '
The next aft,or was dial ti-t weep Alr..Statily and
Mr. Inge, of Alabama. 'The laitk .ve• the iusult.
refused to wow!, was challenged, and iiiTerlieti
After an exchange of shots, without ex;oeution the
parties were (•eatisfied "
Piobably the next alLiir in the order of time was
the personal quarrel between Mr Benton and Mr.
Butler, in which, alter the •• lie'' was given with
great adrimony 'of Manlier in the Senate. challenge
was given, but the difficulty was adjusted by apo'
fogies and regrets.
'During the excitement which ended with the
Compromise 'ol . 1850, two personal chairs arose
which nearly approached a duel, and produced a
profoor.d sensaiino T h e first was that between
Col. Blisel, of Illinois, and Cul Jefferson Davis
Col Bissell had matte one ol the moat impressive
speeches ever !lewd in the House of Ilepre-tentafives
nil sectional questionoluring which he denounc
ed, with much severity, yet ain - pieten• ions advanc
ed in behalfol Mississippi troops, in the bat le of
Buena V lAta. Cl.l. Davis, then in the Senate, h a d
commanded that regiment in the battle. He de
rnanded a retraction of the assertion oleo: Bissell.—
A Correspondence:ensued, which ended in a ehal
lerute and its acceptance. The weapons selected
were muskets, and the fighewould certainly have
taken place, had not the parties and their friends
very opportunely discoverd that they were quarrel
ling about nothing at all.
In the spring of 1850. Mr. Doer. of New Yotk,
said he believed Mr. Meade, of Virgitsia, was a
disunionist. "It iS false," and " your liar," were
immediately exchanged A challerigo, it accept.
ance, interposition of ftienda, retractions and recon
ciliation naturally followed.
I have omitted an occurrence.belween Mr. Clay
and the late Vice President King. which produced
at the lime a wider and dee'pet sensation than any
other of the same nature whiCh led to no actual con
flict. At the extra session of 1811, alter the great
triumph of the Presidential election, Mr OM saw
that through the detection of Mr. Tyler, the fruits oi
triumph of the previous year were likely to be
snatched from the hand of those who won it, arid
was somewhat less amiable than was habitual with
him. In one of his least complaisant moods, Mr
King had declared, in substance, that F. P. Blair
was as rhuch entitle,d to cunfidence and respect as Mr
Clay filMself Mr. Clay indi , thantly denied it. and
I think, pronounced the assertion false. Mr. King
quietly remarked, "I have nothing to say," and
sat down. • The nextolay a elillenge was given,
the challenger being fifty-eight and the challenged
party sixty thee years ,old. The advanced age of
both parties should have been a gnarentee against
any really hostile intentions; but they were emelt
tained, and the disagreement was arranged miry
with great difficay
Such is a brief recoil of Congrrissional belliger
ency 'for the fist thirteen years. It is obvious that,
while the habit of quarrellmg remains, the practice
of fighting is going, or rather has gone not ol date.—
During that elicic time, but twoltave ended in act
ual resort to the field. Nobody' has been killed,
nobody wigged, nobody hurt In short, the custom
is aniquated, arid has become maimed. no less in
manners of the age than in the statute-of the lend.
Tllit practice belongs to an age when personal
prowess was essential to the success in the public
service, and - was a, test of fitness for leadership z —
The age of ellivalry has passed, and many incidents
of the system rue looked upon as ridiculous aild
barbarous, which, in their day, were proper and
ESCAPE OF PIII 4 ONEV-A DARING LEAP —Two
fellows, named Henry Hellman and Usury Thorn
ton,convizted at Troy of an attempt to murder an
officer, made their *ape on Wednesday last,
while on their way to the Aubsirti S , doe
They jumped from a railway train when it was
within ten miles of their destination, and going at
the rate of thirty miles an hour. They were pity.
edit shackled and handcuffed, and no fears were
entertained that, thus lettered, they would even at
tempt to escape.
Soon alter leaving Syracuse, one of them feigned
sickness, declaring to the officers that he was about
vomiting, and wishing to get on the platform. The
officer, not mistrustml, him,: nor even imagining
that it was a mere ifS - ence to get beyond his reach,
toolcthem on the phs.uorm they being chained to
gather, where they stood, he on one side of the car
and the breaksman on the opposite side of the ad
They remained tot a short time, when the sick
man said he felt much better, and snort - atter, as
the train was going at the rate of thirty miles an
hour; they both sprang from the cars and rolled
over several times on the ground. The breaks
man seeing it, sprang for the bell rope, but from
some unknown cause, either holm its being detach
ed from the bell or fastened or the roof of a car, it
would not give the word el command to the eresi
neer to sop , arid it! was riot un4l officer Phillipa Cad
ran through the train and reached the locomotive
that the cars were brought to standstill. • This was
not eflected until the train had ran hall a mile be
yond the jumping ofl spot, Officer Phillips and
others immediately retraced their steps, and in a
short time were on the spot where the prisoners
landed, but they weir non est After a fruitless
search of several'hours, and not being able to gain
any,traces of them, lte'returned to Albany.
Galore or rue TIMM DoccurAcc.—At an anti-Ne.
Waste meeting held in Delhi, New York, says the
Gazelle of that place, fudge Hathaway, who was one
of the speakers, mentioned an anecdote showing the
origin of the term doughlace, so commonly applied
to northeren men with southern principles. When a
young man ; he was present at an interview between
General Root and one Dr Clark,.at that time repre
senting Deleware and Greene codifies in Congress
Dr. Clark was a supporter of the Missouri Comprb
mien, and advocated.and voted for the admission of
,Missouri into the Union under that compromise. In
the conversation with General Root, he-was relat
ing some incidents which transpired dining the
debate upon the bill. Dr. Clark slated, that he
addressed the House in favor of the passage of
the bill, and, said, " all the time that I was speak.
fog, John Randolph 4 of Virginia, sat sneeringly
pointing his long, bony finger at me, and made up
faces at me and jnst as I sat down, he screamed
oat, in his shrill squeaking voice: "doughlace,
doughface," Judge Hathaway remarked, that this
Dr. Clark actually seemed proud of the appellation.
THE; SAre CAR —Some years hence we 'shall
have, in all probability, statistical tables showing
the comparative safety of the dtflerent parts of a
railroad train. it seems:satisfactorily.,ostablished,
however, thpt the last,car is not always the most
fortiiate, though %sigmas old ladies generally select
it. A few days sihe e the express train from finflal6
to Rochester met with esingolar accident A cow
was sleeping near the track. /The foremost cars
touched her alightly, and, the animal rose to her
feet in time to knoek the last car off the track.—
It was rolled down an embankment, to Ihe• serious
injury or ieveral personsio while the remainder of
cars were not disturbed: - 'A somewhat Iffihilsr ac
cident once occured on the Ohio and l'ell . psylvania
Railroad:' The middle car has some Advocates,
but at a railroad crossing i. haebednithoWn td fare
as badly as any. • --
Ct:r General Cass is now -in Detion, where'he
went in consequence of the death of his son' in-law,
. .. .
Cter A Washington c a rtes Onent of the South.
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Do you like Biography t it agreeilde, 11l send
you occa-ionally b tel sketches of some of the pro
minens-.Mcsi_..ol ~Cungstears,, ,I._have..istsw4o.nty.
mind's eye, one oldie plum; men al theVouse, a
member honi Pennsylvania, who is alleady in his
Mild session, and about as old as the Congiess in
which ha is now tetVirlg t the 110 , GALLTSIII A
Gana . . He is a living itleoration of what energy,
iiiiegreyd high iesr.lve:teu!littisln in this hee •
coontly, and as pia h' AloOld a
be ch'eriihed as an
examples in:hose—who are,klatling , • in life , „Ile
is a self-made man, with an education, a position ;
and a ronfiiling entistiniency'alllichieved by him
sell. In his advocacy of popular rights he is al
ways prompt, stern and eloquent. You .may see
him at his desk, in the house, apparently too much
absorbed in writing to be awaits of what is going
on in debate ; but let a single word be uttered
against a pi inciple allecting the camstitution of pop.
mar sovereignty, as he turideisiands it in its pure,
radical, and unalloyed spiiit, and he is instantly on
the floor. Several instances 01 this might be given
here. No district in the Union has a mute faithful
and iniletantrable representative than the XIV.
boasts in Mr. " Gaow. He is impervious to the din.
nee and champagne assaults of the Lobbyists. his
vote can only be seemed t, an honest conviction
A dozen summers since Mr. Gnaw was rafting
logs ?own the Sesrinehanna. arid trampitig back
over the„,Blue Mille °aloe Alleglie It. Sobsegnen ly
he graduated at Amherst College and studied law
in the office of Ft F Streeter, Esq.. (now the able
Solicit rof the Treasury Department) His severe
.stifilies had well nigh btoken down his health,
when be was compelled to leave the practice of
the courts fur the invigorating labor of the plough.
But his eloquence still rung in the ears oldie people
and they called him from his 'rural pursuits to a
seat in the thirty-second Congress 'Upon his re
turn to his. constituency he was welcomed with
" well done than good and faithful servant," and
again relented to Congress with a startling Melon.
tyol over seven thousand.
The Nebraska 111111-..Goverisment Pealing
WASHINGTO,N, Sunday, April 23.
An elfin will be made to morrow to introduce
into the liouf , e another Nabraska bill. When the
Stitt,. are called far resolutions, the hends 01 the
move will present the bill as a new measure, but
it will be the old acquaintance with merely a new
fare. and essentially the same as the proposition of
M. Douglas It is though: !liar the number of mem
bers absent will render the scheme successful.—
At least, die most attentions efforts will be maiden)
render it so, and opponents of the Nebraska bill
are apprehensive to the result Mr. RIESTnN has
prepared a bona and rcinginu, speeCh in Opposition,
and *ill try to get the floor early
The arguments in the mandamus dale io the
Citcuit Court between Beverly Tucker and Super
intendent of Printing, were closet! Saturday. De•
vision reserved., The question argued was, as to
whether the two parte o f the C omm i t :eon - me - an;
nual-Report formed one whale, or whether each
pert formed a separate document.
THE Sr. Liets R•tescay.—,Wei have been aston
tailed, in looking over the records - ol the bold bor.
eta tea and robberies that have been perpetrated, in
every duet:lion throughout the country, within the
last lee: weeks. Probablt the coolest and most ex
tensive of them all was the robbery of the Boat
man's Savings Institute in St. Louis, on the 15:h
,tit. The ruffians entered by the door on a much
frequented street, at eatly dusk of a plesauf even•
3111.1 opening all locks, bars and bolts, quietly
carried off eighteen thousand dollars of Intssouri
Bank bills and te - o thousand dollars (Auld, with
out leaving any traces whatever to serve ad a clue '
for their detection or pursuit The Directors of the
Instemion immediately offered five thousand dol
lars reward, and every imaginable scent was lol
lowed up since, but without elleiting anything to
ail it, Bridal: , out the villains. There can be no
doubt that there is at 'this time in fill operation,
per forming robberies throughout the United States,
an organized band of well trained burglars, prepar
ed with means to enter almost any enclosures, and
ready to do !nuttier, tf necessary in the pursuit of
their pro lession. What is most astonishing, is their
complete success in concealing their booty and es
wing all evidences of the crimes - We indulge
the hope that ere long the rogues will fallout among
themselves, or that some of them will soon be
brought to the :allows, and will then divulge their
method and series of operation-, and the names of
The Great Western Express to Exeter,
Englar , i,d, is made to go at a speed of seventy miles
an hour, inc:uiling ii:opp'ages. Supposing the loco
motive which draws such a train to have driving
wheels seven feet in diameter, these wheels will
revolve, five times in a second t, the valve moves
and the steam escapes tell times in a second; but
a= there are two cylinders. which aCt alternately,
there are really twiny y puffs or escapeia of steam in
a second. Such a locomotive speed is equal to
nearly one fourth of that'of a caption ball ; and the
momentum of a whole train moving at such a speed
would be nearly equivalent to the aggregate force
of a number of cannon-balls equal to one , tcnarth the
weight of the train.
RIGHTS OF MARRIED Wooten --The New York
of the 12th inst., contains the following
brief notice of an important decision of the Sc.
preme Court :
Judge koosvelt, of the Supreme Court, rendered
a decision yesterday iespecting the rights of mar
ried women, that will no doubt be read With mark
ed attention by husbands and WiVOS throughout the
State The Julge maintains the itidependence of
the women intact ; she may dispose of her proper
ty, either with or without the consent of her bus
band,rind all moneys due must be paid to her in
person, or upon an order from her. She may one
In person, or her hbsband may br may not stand
as her " nest friend.," as she may select.
Kr- There died' recently, at the residence Di his
son, in Meami county, Indiana, Wm. Martingale,
aged one hundred years, eleven months and six
teen days. The deceased had, alhis death, living
in Indiana, children, grand Children, great-grand.
children r and great-,great.grambehildren, theta be
ing, five generations of the family living at the same
time. The deceased's oflepring, at the time of his
death; counting the dead. and 1t *hg, amociated to
over two thousand persons.
~—Tlinnitlike Rand, whit was engaged in the
heavy defalcation at the SuffolVank, was. Si last
accounts at Callao. It is said e was aboard of the
steamer in New York when his confederate was
arrested, and jumped ashiire, and escaped to Cana
da, thence to - the British Provinces. From there
he ikaited fur England ; and then west to Australia.
• -'Dr. ,Woodi of Cincinnati, has removed the
greater portion of a patient's underjaw. The pa.
dent was still alive the neafday, tint! the operation
was said to be successfnl. If he Continues to: - live
hid case will be one of the most remarkable in the
books, and Dr. Wood may take bis place above
Ann surgeons. •
. . .
etc- The propeller Princeton= from Dunkirk for
Detroit; loaded with merchandis e, sunk.in the ice
oS.Barcelona. Some of the crew t.were am the ice
endeavoring to get ashore, and it is not yet known
if any lives were lost.
ri" Judge Kineheloe has prohibited the pabli.:
cation of the evidence in The- ease , of the - brothers .
Ward, now being tried for the mimic, of Butler ) In'
Kentucky. until the trial i 5 over.
E. 0. GOODRICH, EDITOR.
Towanda, Saturday, April TA 1854.
Terse of The Reporter.
•A 50 per annum—if aid within the year 30 cen:s will
deducted—foi cash paid actually in advance *I 00 will be
Mooted. N 9 paper sent overtwo years,uuless paid for.
Anvaavniestarrs, per square of ten lines. 50 cents for the
drat and 'AS cents for each subsequent insertion.
Er Office in the " Union Block," north side of the Pist'ilie
Square, nett door to the Bradford Hotel. Entrance beiween
ea=rs. Adams' and Elwell's law offices.
Democratic State Nominations.
WILLIAM BIGLER, OF CLEARFIELD CO
TOE typos 07 THE RIITRINE COUNT,
JEREMIAH S. BLACK, or SOMEBSET CO
TOR CANAL COMMISSIONIR,
HENRY S. MOTT, OF PIKE CourrrY
Democratic Stale Convention.
The suggestion of bolding a Sate Convention in
the early part of June,: has been a good deal can
vassed by many of the most influential and intelli
gent democrats in diflerent quarters of the State.
The outrage of repealing the restriction against
slavery in the Missouri Compromise, is persisted
in by the represenictive's of the slave-holding in
wrests in Congress, and' we can no longer shut our
eyes to the fact, that the President is urging the
measure by all the personal and official influence
hich attaches to his high position. We had hoped
that the recent disasters of the democratic party, in
New Hampshire, Connecticut, and •Rhode island—
the only States in which general electionshave been
held since the introduction of this Nebraska iniqui
ty, had satisfied our friends at Washington that the
passage ot the Dpuglas bill, or any other, repealing
the Bth section of the Missouri act, would certain
ly overthrow the Democratic party in every free
State in the Union.
No party•cart, and ho party odght td rhaintain its
ascendency under such a load of infamy, and guilt
But Slave holders and their ambitious dupes, are
as deaf to the interest of party, as they are regard.
lesiot the ft - mot-and Wclftlre.4of 'holy -
Slavery knows no interest, aside from its loathsome
and horrid investment *the bodies and souls of
In snottier column will be found a call for a meet•
ing, to elect delegates to represent this County in
the proposed State ConVention.' We trust there
will be a lull and general atiendence. Let the men
in high places, who are tampering with the rights
and dearest interests of The people, bartering them
off for preferment and office, learn that they can
not have the countenance and support of the de
mocracy of Pennsylvania in their schemes 61 pro
Iligacy, and of ruin to the countr% 9
We hold up both hands for a Ile crane anti Ne
braska State Convention.
The Gadsden Treaty Ratified
We learn from Washington that the Gadsden
Treaty was rat by the Senate on Tuesday last,
atter smutty modifications. It has been amended
so that the extent of territory acquired is only about
half as much as the original document ceded to the
United States t—t he portion ceded includes a South
ern route for the Pacific Railroad. The sum to be
paid to Mexico is fixed at ten millions of dollas, and.
the eleventh article.ol the Treaty of Guadalupe, by
which the United States agreed to protect Mex
ico against incursions of the Indians, is abrogated.
The treaty also contains a reccgnition of the Sloo
grant for a route across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec,
which will answer the purpose of the holders Of
that grant. The treaty makes no provision for the
settlement of American claims sgainst MexiCsa.
Kr We received too late for publication this
week, a letter of signal ability, : addressed to the
Democratic members of the Legislature, urging up
on them the passage of the anti Nebraska resolu
tions, now sleeping in the House of Representatives.
this letter is from the pen of one of the leading
Democrats of the State ; a gentleman distinguished
for his private worth and high professional enddw•
manta. Ha is unambitious of all the ordinary die-
unctions bf political life; but ever ready by his
vote and pen to sustain the cause of true Democ
racy—the cause of labor, against the monopolizing
schemes of a monied arigocracy.
We shall lay the letter before our readers next
week, and bespeak fur it now a careful and alien
An &motion —James Quinn, the murderer of
Mahala Wiggins, by cleaving her skull with an
axe last fall on a canal boat, was executed at
IVilkesbarre (Pa.,) on Friday. He was brought
not oft:tenet' at half past one o'clock, and running
eagerly up the steps of the scaffold, he looked
around with apparent unconcern and composure
and smiled and bowed to his acquaintances during
A few minutes before Iwo o'clock the sheriff
bid him farewell; the drop fell, and he died Mier
but few struggles, and without having nude any
0;:r We notice that the Susquehanna Register,
Which was destroyed by fire on the 12th of last
month, has again made its appearance—looking
better than ever. It is now one of the largest pa
pers its.northern Pennsylvania. ,
O ;:r. In tlew York, an action of assumpsit egainst
lames Col:ier, to recover from him a balance of
certain sums of money whiclrcame into his hands
as Collector of the port of San Francisco, was set
down for Monday last lion. D. S. Drnransom and
Hon.lonti A. Coutes; who were in court, will
defend- the action, and the United States Distnet
Attorney prosecifteS for '0 Government
Aloes Powccc—The Pitel urg Journal, (Whig)
gives - currency to are it, on. the authority of pri.
*ate, letter!, that Jad .!ollock will decline the
Whig nomination for GOGernor. . .
047 , In & Breach of Promise case, recently tried
at Pittsburgh, a - verdict pf $1,509 damages was
given against the defendat—a man of serrn►u
trr We publish-with pleasure and pride, the
beantiful;Faira:kffecting - ipiic:e of ode of
the:tOonv.aorro*fui visitatione)by &Alb, thet;bas
happened in thiri, borbugh' fot#tanjf:;years.4 l With
pleiteurrC though melaitCholi,i s beciete , Ate
sOrnarseitu ri arid voluotarY tribute or thehorn, ut
toed from itf'iullness, by one Who vias *School;
'mate with the subject of her notice, and like the
one departed, a cluse.-andlesseveging- atudentm-
The word '• fail : " seemed no' to have been known
to either of them in their advancement at school;
" excelsior" was ever their motto. The'ir sympa•
thies in this respect,ted to a attachment—
We motosk trust timing' left will long! 11.8 to erijrly
lost reward of her True ambition. With pride, be.
cause this and other prOdiiCtions of her pert,
cave a parity of thotight, clearness and vigor of ex•
pressiOn, which by perstivelance; will crown brio,
no recently a child among us, with a rept:natiod of
which both her friend's and native County, May
justly be proud.
For the Bradford Reporter.
To the Memory of Miss Emily M. Sanderson,
IFRei Died aOrch 1195% aged 17 rears.
Inscribed to her Parents.
The warm kiss of returning Spring,
Hath wak'd the sleeping enviers ;
And birds come back awhile to sing,
Within oar northern bowers.
How beautiful all things appear,
Bathed in the sunbeams bright !
Yet black clouds, rising even here,
Obscure the golden light.
Yes! many beitrth stones now are cold.
And they ere dead, who stood besi4e us there;
No—not dead, but sleeping in a lowly bed ;
O'er which the mournful breezes sigh anheatd,
And tender buds unfolding,
Lend their-fragrance to the tomb.
Bitter tears well up from breaking hearts,
And fall upon a new-made grave;
For earth has lost another treasure—
God bath called his daugtherhome.
Oh ! who can tell the heart's deep anguish,
When death's darkwing is folded in our home—
When beauty's cheek gross& pale, [Per ,
And voices sweet and , Ffetle,sink to a fainter whim
E'er they are for ever httshed !
L I hard to see the young; the happy, die—l
To mark dim shadows gathering in the eye—
The cherished form bowed low,
And the throbbing breast left pulseless, cold, and
Fond parents, weep ! for " insas wept r
You only see a vacant chair-
A book still open, where she laid it Panel:
IN.ritbted-Vhfnly rorber bounding step and Merry
The chords which 'wokez music at her touch,
Now rest in solemn silence. (gone I
The song has ceased—where bath the minstrel
She fled to heaven, while gladness -
And sunlight illumin'd the way ;
E'er joy was turned into sadness—
Or folly had taught her to stray.
"Nelly"now lives with the angels,
In the fair " spirit•land" above—
Rests at the feet of her Savior, -
And join, in the anthem of love.
She'll come no more to share the "good-night" kiss ;
But when twilight shadovis lengthen on the door,
And the lone evening star sparkles in yen blue
An airy figure glides to her accustomed seat,
Angel arms are twined about your neck,
Cool lips press each burning brow,
And breathe in the sours unspoken language—
Peace to the troubled heart.
Hear ye not a low, familiar tone.
In the winged winds, that all day moan
Through the tasted pines, so soft and mild,
Like the accents of your darling child.
Now precious to the mourner. m the hope of a re•
union, where parting is unknown! And may the
" King Eternal" hasten that glad hour, when his
great family shall stand united 'round his throne—.
each " prodigal" returned—a world redeemed. thro'
Christ. /limes M►a 8r51.01210.
The Postage on Newspapers
That the people get their newspapers at too low
a charge, seems to be the opinion of Dr. Olds; of
the House of Representatives, at Washington, who
has introduced a bill , proposing . a new rate of pos
tage on the class of p‘blioations. Instead of the
half cent now paid in advance oil each newspaper,
be would make the postage hereafter one cent.—
The wagon given [or going back to high postage,
is, that the post office department does not find its
revenue equal to its expenses. Thai is no mo
ment. Under the present post-office laws, its in
come ought not to pay expenses. While the mails
ate crammed with documents, sent free by mem
bers of congress to their constituents, and with
other matters franked by public men, the postoffice
ought not to be able to make both ends meet at the
end of each year. There should always bean ex
cess of the cost over the pcsiage collected, and this
should be paid by the government.
A constituent of a member of Congress receives
' by the mails, free of postage, a copy of the Seventh
Census i a voluminous docurihmt,contairting as many
sheets nearly as a weekly newspaper, and rays the
postage on U, but who has no acquaintance in Con.
grass to send him a copy of the Seventh Cinurus,
pay the costs of conveytng the document to his
neighbor. II the government chooses to provide for
sending out these document without charge to the
person_who sends or the , person. who receivearnem r
let the government-pay the expenses out of its trea
For the present, the beat thing which
can do is, to leave the postage onnewsp,powas it
stands. , His scheme of going, back Jo the old rate
is not just, as we have shown, and we suspect that
Dr. Olds will not in the end find it popular with his
In Monroe tp,, on the 15th Wserrity, re.
lict of the late Reuben Hale, Esq. in the 7.stbsear
of her age.
The deceased was among the early-Settlers in this
region, and retained to a i good old age the energy
and business faculties alba women of formertimeo
Her last illness was of short duration, but aitendeit
Pith extreme bodily distress. -But. the Messenger
did not come unawares.- She had been many years
a member of the Church, and as age and imgrugties
it creased, her interest in the Redeemer's cane be,.
dame more active. , She retained her cheerfghteee'
amid her suifiringa. in, a wonderful degree. Her
mind was stayed on God. Her end-was peace.
Demeerats ofi3radford County, pPosed to
_•iitr thar'part:id the Missouri CoMpitimise
whlifi ift%thibigid Shivery in the Territcfry e 1 the
Oftosian#putOasekNorth of 36° 30', areirequestek
to toeey ~t the toutqlouse in the bol . fgli
ands, onTuesclay evening the 2d of May next, to
take into consideration the propriety of holding a
D.O/4 0 9fa1i4 § l 4 l 9..coaVelliQPrAlliirSkteleclin 4c41,
gates to represent this county therein.
The measure now pending in Congrces open
all and every part of the National Domain to the
servile labor of the black race,thereby giving to the
slave aristocracy a monoboly of the soil of the court
!ryi 10 (0 to rreasgd gilt _final passag e by all the
energies of the slave interest, backed ant support.
ed_by, the.COMpling.apphaneekot.Presid.klial pre- .
mises and patronage. This great iniquity—this
irremediablecurass upon env 'country is to be con
summate& under the name of Democracy; and it
therefore bee,omes the especial.duty of Democrats
to take iffeetiVe Measures to rescue their principles .
from rephSfirt, era their partreitne fronadishonor:
The crisis has swivel when'tlia safety and pros
parity-of oorinstitcuions dantanttprompt and inde._
pendent lletiOp ptl the part of tbe • real, voting De.
mocracy of the country., Let there be a DerTerat•
lc Stare Convention, represehting that portion of the
democratic party who are opposed to the conternpla
ted high banded encrochment of the Slave power,in
the threatened repeal of. that part of the assouri
Compromise, which secured to free white lalor, a
portion of our vast public dam aitt.
TOWANDA FEMALE SEMINARY.
THE. fourth quarter will ootnoueuee au Tuesday
tho 10th dayor s lday next. April 29, 1851.
'3E OI NM NIL W JILT OW 9-
ANY man or boy, or any body.else wanting any
kind of CLOTHII46, will do well to call on
Gsoaoi B. PEamiss, and see how
be is selling his.new stock., He has now Ma
Largest Clothing, Store
,Athens, and his Goods were all bought cheap and
will be sold cheep. Clothing is moth lower in the
city, and Perkins is bonndio let his cuatomeckhave
the benefit of it.
The Store Is hew and just fitted up, Two doors
above the brick block, in Athens.
Hats, Cape., ifc., new and cheap.
GEORGE B. PERKINS.
Athens, 'A pri I 26, 1854:
JUST received by Joseph King, , bury, a large and
complete stock of .NBW GOODS, for sate as
usual, CtIZAP Tog' CABS !
Towanda, April 28, 1854.
NEW ARRANGEMENT-:! .
L. aS. L.zaraoatAtner Co.
THE, firm of Lamoreux, Hull & Russell. hay 11,z
taken in H. L. Lamoreux as a partner, will
eontirtne tbe Foundry bnciness, generally, under the
name of I. L & H. L. LANon cox & Co.. at their
old stand. known as the Eagle Foundry, in the south
part of the Borough of Towanda, where they will
mennfacture to order End keep on hand a large as•
sortment of the followinu articles, to wit :
of all kinds. including Mill irons. Mill gearings—
the Rose & Johnson Water wheels, 4c. 4c.
Box. ()Gal. Cooking and Porlor stoves, of al:
sizes and prices.
North Branch, Nos. t, 5 and 7-Blatt.hly Nos. t
and 2—Binghamton, ayne County, Excelsior,
Side-hill and Com Ploughs, &c.
Corn-Shaders di. Straw Catters,
Wagon boxeg,l3leigh-shoes, Plough points. gearing
for Chain pumps, Grindstones, 4c., and other artu
cles too numerous to mention.
Having secured the sery ices oft. B. IRVINE, well
known as &skillful Machinest, the firm feel confii
dent that they can manufacture and repair all kinds
of machinety in as workmanlike manner, and on as
easy terms` as arty establishtnent this side of New
Altillam Eoginea will be repaired satisfactorily, on
.1 on notice. Particular attention will be pill to the
Pattern Department, and all ordcre fulfilled on the
sAtest possible notice,
Particular attention is called to J. B. Irvine's
celebrated Excelsior Plough, which took the first
premium of the Bradford County Fair, of 1853. Also,
to the Elevated Oven Eagle Stove, the best now in
Old Iron, Brass, Copper, Zinc, Pewter, and Grain
and all kinds of Country produce taken in payment.
N. B.—All Notes and accounts due the firm of
Lamoreui, Hall and Rowell,' are left in the hands of
1. L. & IL L. Lotman for collection, and immediate
attention is called to the same, which nun as PAID
by May Court next.
D. C. HALL, ? L. Limon - cox,
'O,B. Russzza..-S . ' H. L. LAlllon EV X •
Tovranda q A pril I, 1851
WAVeII . :Y & TOWANDA R. ROAD!
500 MIEN WANTED ! !
AT ADERANDERs' 45e SOLOMON'S, sucees
. sore to J. S. Alexander 4. Co.'s Clothing
The' subscribers,l4ve just received at Their old
stand in Mercor's - Block, Towanda, a new and good
assortment of spring and Summer Goods, consist
ing of ,
GENTLEPAANS' FURNISHING GOODS •
ever imported into the County—all -of the latest
styies in market, which are being scattered far and
wide.'' In the way of Furnishing Goode, we have
octostiOlete assortment—s Cravats, Cohan,. Shirts,
Under. tihirta i Drawers, W rappers, Gloves. •qu ape n•
digs; Handkerchiefs Hosiery of all kinds, and a
variety ofTrunks, &e,
Our Reatly&-Mide Clothing embraces every thing
desirable in that line. arid as we buy for CAsn, we
, cap and will 5e11.20 per cent-lower than any other
Clothing Establishment in Towanda.
'S. ALEX kNDEH
.Tovanda, April gd). 1854. M.E. 89LOMON
‘ll IVIL Vil
gialsz Ni ()IMO%
11. S. 3IERCI7II.
r now reGe or the largest and best eelen
ortmentorMerchandise ever before brought
Bradford'th onnty—consiating of DRY GOODS of
every description. An extensive assortment of
common , Hardware . , Also, Saddlery, Harness ..and
Blackimilhs' Bellows, Anvils, Vises, Tongs; sledges
• Rini, Stid and Nails. Groceries,Oils Paints,
and Dye•staffs, Crirkeiy4. am* ware,
which will.be'sold as usual. very cheap for Casa
Towanda, April 18. 185,4. • - .
BRID - OE - LETTING. •
QBALEB•PROPOBALS ' be received' at the
1. olkienisiioners• came . until 42 o'clock, M. of
Ptiannlity: ,May, 4, for buildiukts County Br idge
across Brown's Creek, in Burlington twp.f Plan and
Specifications tray be seen at the Conlitissioners
office on Monday May tst._
By order of the Commissionera.
A or ii 19, 1Q54. E. Nt. P RIZ tt, QI—L
' Trial ;list for May Term, les t
'johjili r aairiFi's lifters vs. The Com of Si.
M.Bpft,vs. James P Bull's ex'rs.
Johrtjnghatasts Harvey B Ingham.
John"RichaidSon et al vs Jacob Ha&ge st
Jolasbeparo use vs Athens Bridge eat
David Barbie- vs John Snyder. MS.
same vs Stephan R Chandler.
Guy Tozer vs Sohn E Canfield.
Sarah fhilea.ss W liL ii:Brown
Robert Meteer vs David Webber.
Sanderson & Kingsbery vs Jacob A Welk,
Frotbingham & Beckwith vs Joseph o Gordo„
Win Williams vs Nedebiah Smith. --""'
Hugh MfrEldry vs Gilbert Gnrsline.
Stephen Chandler vs Wm 4 Horace Kt
Phebce Ann Patton vs John M. Fox,
Lucas S Brant .vs Geo Dunham.
Philxe Ann PsWitt v i a Hiram Fox.
Win Sinsebaugh vs Wm„KAT.
David Barber vs Stanley 8 Hinman,.
Jonathan Boyce vs Austin Farnsworth.
Nedebiah Smith 2d vs Wm. Williams.
Daniel Boughton vs John Thompson.
Lyman Chamberlin vs Wm P Jones.
Wm H Bell et pl Vs Edward Overton.
Clarissa Grace vs Chauncey Guthrie.
W Marsh vs J F Chamberlin.
C L Ward's use vs Nathan Coon's ex'rs.
John Bates et al vs Isaac Rdsecrance et at.
Samuel Huff vs Charles Kitchen.
Wyllis Christie vs Simon Stevens et al.
Daniel F Pomeroy vs D B Irwin.
Albert Van Gorder vs Samuel S Clerk et al.
Jobn Gleone et al vs Isaac Shepard et al,
Hiram A Case vs John Tomlinson & Co.
Wm Kitts use vs It L M'George.
Lyman Kifr vs A C Moors.
Manson 13. smith vs Israel & Emma Smith.
E 'I Fox vs David Cash.
Wm Wich•zyr's use vs Eleazer & Joshua Horts^
Corn. of Pis vs Ahdrew Hand et a'. ”
Daniel C Huyck et of vs Henry W Tracy. -
Sarcurl C Means et si vs Wm Patton et al.
.1 Vanderwarken's assignees es Richard Brower.
Henry Sibte vs Counts Smith.
Geo W Goodell vs Samuel A Tenant.
Beni T Mtddaugh vs John Flood.
Abel Gcrould vs Philip P Sweet.
' Hugh Cavenaugh ys James Riley.
Wood. Grant & use of vs Wm Ceolbaugh 21
Lucius stiles et al vs Austin Mitchell et al.
John Allen vs Elli itt Whitney.
Samuel Wt.ll vs James Stetvene et al.
John F Satterlee et al vs Guy Tram
David Simrchaugh's adm'r. vs Win Sinsebaugh
Gen W Lanaf .rd J A Kingsley.
Jacob Heel vs Francis H Arnold.
Joseph Gaylord et al vs Samuel Clark et al.
Emma Jane Smith vs Samuel Kellum '2d.
John A Brown vs James Bolton et al.
Josiah Francisco vs Samuel
H W Tracy vs Daniel & Isaac Huyck.
J B Clark vs E 13 Luther
Vandusen at Jagger vs Cdriisse Ills-ell et al.
Hannah „mead is Benj Calkins et al.
Jelin Itoue vs Wm Gregory.
Sylve ter W Alden vs R H Richards et al.
U T smith & Co vs John L Cannon.
Elijah A Parsons vs Rochester Insurance Comp;
John F Satterlee et al vs Guy Tozer.
Wui.ll Tl:n,•lhy H I ices.
Richard Brower vs If U Pricer.
Ebert Du eiom! George Dunham.
same vs Henry li Howe et
Jii•ei.h Kirk vs same.
G..,..lrteh vs June, Thompson.
I, iota ki tie in it: P,•les Pee,.
H W Tr2ev DAII , CI Hu, Mc
Ila•i.es v. 1: 7 11:. II ins ,n, garnishee &c.
v H S
E Gore vs C.. s Segar.
A c • Geo A J net al.
Rul,ff CampLeil vs Wm ('ampbell.
Cole vs St.,b :non Cole.
Edward II iriclt vs Charles F Welleslr. et al.
Mansan ERsbree et al vs Oen Rt ;yrs.
Bloomsburg II R& 1: on Co vs lsaaeLamereaux et al
Cornei:us lionstk. r vs Wm R Haines et al.
Oliver Rice vs R chard Br .wer.
Memtnan v.s Je!..ai A tolerson et al.
N N Deus' use vs Lycaming Mutual Insurance CI.
Henry G Taylor Dav:d Farnsworth.
Ira v reman Thomas Hart.
Hasttngs, v & P. iue,e , Rieba:d Brower
Brastus Loveth va Joseph Seely
Win H Brunt vs Robert T ) yrot
I II 'tans m & C.. ss A I
Lyman C.-tlte A Co vs
utter & DArton i vs
Alexander M efrs. v
Subisraas I.sr first week wale re:urnalt.e ctti
WedneEil ty the 33 day el M,r, at 10 ,'cock,
A. M. and r.,rihe T 1 I'.; I.;:.r.nr; Noulay
!VI y 8. at 2 n'ehtek in Iu p alPrn
J• HARVEY PHI NNEV ffreirtn7 s fine
• assortment Of I %-:+`iraslGoensw h6
will be sold as tu,r, it r., CAsti.
'Towanda, Apt ,1
tJ ed and for 5..0
THE Cu:Corm Mi !Ma of the first Bri
gade. e. Meet in Daraitool for
parade, review ai.3 Impectien, in the
follow log or :—The sece.n l Ilanalen
trill meet on Monday, the 9th lay of
May. 1854. The 4th Ilattalien, on fah.
day, she 9th day of May, and the first
Hatta:ton ou We,1ne.,.14,„ May 10th,
Commanding Officers of Banal:ens
will appoint the place of meeting, and
,give proper notice there:( iciitua the
their roespectir commands.
Inspector's Office, Lellarsville. Apr. 6,
JOHN A. CODDONG, Inspector.
CLOVER AND TIMOTHY SEED,
At thr Athens Agritolt.sral Stott
VWEST BR kiNCII and Ohio Clover Seed, at r
Clean kraprd Timothy Seed. wholesale and re
tail—ret.til price, St Also a good selection of Gat
den Seeds, for sale cheap. R. M. WELLE I3 .
Athens, March 15, 1K54.
HOUSE. AND LOT FOR SALE
HE subscriber Will sell an iteasonable termin the
- property owned and occupiedT by her
Borough of Towanda. Said pn terry co
nsuits of s
lot of laud situated nest abt,re D. Nlontanye's ,
the Northern Liberties. h untied north by i Nhe Gd'•
son's lot, east by Wttliain Striet. south by Dames
street, and west by Maui street-•—being one hundred
and thirty feet deep. aid titty f a rt attic. The •art °-
recently opened, make this ats de•Afab:e a hrt!.: the ;;
lot as any in the borough. There is n ow UN
lot a small dwelling house' ‘PPllCatial TV:ser/
made to Catharine Kromer , ur tuEtuanuet.s,' •
Towanda. April 21. 18'4
Plows and Plow casOn rs• • r
LATCHLEY. Wayne coutt At 4l — ,l
Plows. Side hill, subsull aa,l coin itlitts
Casti, for sale cea
I take ngs particular h pain p.
s to get eOO3 well r13„3.!
plows and tough castings. I nou!,; i n v lte par" —
lae.attention to the Alba, or Curti, plow:
Call and see. R. U. WELLES.
Notice to Collectors and Tarrarri
VOL) are hereby authorized to make a ded' cu ' i l
lof five pot cent. upon the State Tat. 0 1 , ;.
:ndividual who shall pay his or her slate a ° ,,. e it,
ty tax in full, on or before the 21st day of
the same shall be allowed you in lo be
ment, provided the same is by you P: lla ,, 4 r ` A i rs
County Treasury, oh or before the 22d or •
of June next. • __ •
By order of tho Comm i'lsio M ners,
E. M. FABR.-111..C1e4
Towauda, April 12, 1854.
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ro mp APPLES.--40 bushels Dited Apr
I-1 grafted fruit—,n hankl and for
‘l,cci , ' q" , t. • 11 NIT I'l . \1"
lyt I:A.:a fur sale by