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We have occasionally read accoutprt ofakerstgat
having been fascinated or spell-hoe/4 byta, ali:is (
Itiur never knew of an instance decorA . lg iitifourvii
eine), anal a day or two since, and tare-1 at wee
know to he a fact. Atman by the naine u : Otani
1. 4 .
had a small child, a little girl about .tfti - irieejityefire'
of age, who game to her death ifirotigh theOinflu—
rice of a snake, one day last week, under the to)
lowing circumstances :—ollara resides on Cop
Creek, in Franklin county f and bin a fhort
distance from the Pacific Retitled depot. Some
.nine months ago, early last hill, his family noticed
the little girl to be 'pining away, and becominsery
weak and pale, al:hough she had been very IPershr
and hearty, and apparently wehotit Emy ,e,ause or
camptaint of sickness
By the time winter had fairly pet in she was
wasted away to a mere skeleton, bur-as anon as
the weather became colt she again seemed to re
rive. She never complained of being du well, and
in.en to al: their inquiries in regard to her !weigh,
she invariably. said she felt very well, only 'a hale
weak. As soon as spring arrived, slieottlil. not
be prevailed Upon to ear any vittuals in het lath
eels house, but woul,l take aipiece of bread and
butter, or a piece of meat, and go our to the edge
of the creek to eat ir. :The lami:y noticed her re.
. precisely to the same'place,
and invariably compla ining df being hungry - of er
her return, when if more victuals would tie given
her, she would again return to the creek, 113 they
thought. to eat.
Finally, some of the neiz,!hbors having heard of
the circumstances of the child's extraordinary coo
dimi, and also of her wasted appearance, suggest
ed to her father to watch her movements. which he
did last Friday.• The child hairbeett sitting on the
bank of the creek neatly all the forenoon, until
near dinner time, when she she got up, raid went
to her lather's house, asked fur a piece of bread arid
butter, and again returned to the aanie place -he
had been. Her father kept behind her without
making arty noise. As soon as the child was seat
ed, the lather saw a huge black snake slue I y ra i se
its head into her lap and receive the bread
and butter from her hand; and when she would at•
tempt to lake a bite 01 the bread, the snake would ;
commence hissinr , b and become apparaveryly re
ang,ry,:when the t.hildtremblitig Ike a teal.wordd
promptly return the bi'ead to the monster. The ta
llier was comparatively paralysed, not being able
to move had ortoot—entertairritie is most persons
do, a great dread for snakes, fib felt alarmed for
the safety of the child not knowing the nature of
snake or the extent niche influence ori his child
The blond became aln.ost clogeed in his veins,
and he groaned in perfect agony, Which caused the
snake to become alarmed, and glide away,so the
creek The child then immediately sprang to her
feet and ran home. epparantly much lrightened.—
Iler fithcr followed her, but she refused to answer
any questions, and he then resolved to detain the
child at home, but he was advised to permit her
to go again the next day and to the creek, and In
follow her and kill ihe snake, Next morning she
took a piece of bread again an.: went out, to the
creek; her father followed her with his gun in his
liand, and as soon as the snakeade his appear
ance, shot him through the head he child swoon•
et.l; the snake:squirmedand work s himself around
awhile, and then died; the child in the meantime
recovered from her swoon, but -was immediately
seized with spasms, acting in the manner re•ern
bling the wri hind of the snake, and finally died
at the same moment the snake did, apparently in
the grei te-t agony.
This ho r Me, and at the same time melancholy
o:curtence is the first we hsve have heard of for a
long trine, and in. tact, the first we ever knew of
where we could pes‘ibly vouch for its truthful car.
rectness We know. 'hat there are persons who
doubt the reality of snake fa.rination. but if they
entertain any doubts on the subject hereafter, the
relatives of this unfortunate title girl can be found
ready and willing to rorre r borate our statement.—
This should serve as a warning to parents who re.
side in the country to be mere carefat a watching
. tt .
We had almost forgotten •:to mention that it was
a black snake, (g - enerally supposed to be harinet
less that i 4. not poisonous,) revert feet six inches
in length, that fascinated the little gill —S/ Louis
Authentic Intelligence with regard to Kansas
The communication under the head of ca Kansas
territory" sets forth the result of the'writer's person.
al observation'''. It is from the, pen of Dr. 0 0
Williams, of this comity. whose reputation an a
shrewd, intelligent, reliable and eminently practi.
cal man extends over the Sate.' He is one of our
largest slaveholders, and in thus prompted both by
prirteiile and by considerations of se:f•interest to
feel a lively concern in whatever relates to the fir.
tore of the South. We make thus free with his
name, because hie observations are of sufficient
public importarce to justify it. While he would
object to seeing it paraded be - fore the public wt h.
out cause, we do not believe he would desire it to
be withheld when necessary to give lorce and coin
mend respect for important facts.
It will be seen that Dr Williamsstates than Kan.
sus i 3 secured lor the Sow)) beyond all contingen
cies. " There remain," says fie, " rio doubt bat
that Kansas has already made a. beginning which
ensures st a slave state. The climate, soil and pro
sinetiohs of the territory are eminently adapted in
slavery, and slaveholders of Missouri arid the ad.
joining states are taking or have taken the neces
vary steps to fir its condition.
Our readers will recollect the facts relating to
Kansas which we spread before them a few weeks
since derived from various coerces, and that we
concluded an article on the antject with this lan
guage : "Our firm belief is that if the southern
people will be as true to themselves' as their rep.
resentatives in Congress have beensor as the north
ern democrats, who, in the late struggle, defied the
storm of fanaticism and tore away the anti-slavery
restriction of thirty-tour years standing—slavery
will exist permanently in Kansas, and before many
yeas her influence will be tel in the restoration of
the equilibrium between the NOrth and South in
the federal legislature." This opinion in now con•
finned inn) as absolute a certainty an anything in
the future can be. The repeal of the lave asserting
for Congress the power to prohibit slavery in the
territories—and drawing a line, saying to the pen.
tile of the South, that far thou shall co and no far.
Cher—was of itself a triumph for which the South
may well congratulate herself ; bet still greater w i ll
be the cause lorgratification when one of the fruits
of the righteous act is we addition of another slave
state and the 'exteficion of her institutions far away
into the West.—Jackson Mississippian.
lionataLs A rrata.—The Chirloneville Adocate
has a letter from Morgan connty,-Ry., stating that,
on the 20th ult., a dreadful affair occurred at Bloom
ington, in that county. Two lawyers, named re
spectively Easily and Hazelritiz, were rivalcan
didates for the office of County Attorney. During
the canvass on the day before stated, Eastly, in a
speech to a :crowd of the electors, declared that
Hazelring was a liar, and had committed perjury.
Immediately Hazelring stepped up to thu stand,
and, without a word, pointed a revolver at' his as.
sailant, discharged the`oontents into his head,
blowing out his brains, and causing instant death
Hazelring surrendered himself. was examined and
acquitted on the ground of justifiable homicide.
I WOULD R%Tntft Wert AWIIII.C.—By the las.
news from the Pacific we are informed that the
popular election in Oregon has resplted in the de
feat of the proposal to 411 a convention to lorm a
State constitution. That it seems that, although
their delegate in Congress was in a hurry to see
the young territory in the adult condition of a State,
the pioneers of that Iar•oIl region are content to
bide their time and share the bounty of the geoeial
government, until they ; have attained to such pro-
portions as to be able to take care of their own af
fairs, and claim admission to the Union in virtue of
the number of their population..
Hon. G. A. 9rosv.
iyhiteroprq ihi man d inf Can . a ini ,- ,
en' vettgenprlttitatip ion* hi c tit , toj
it 41(144 to tee AA an. rtitx, it w. c pt wi
-/Orthern *ien with an n iplocipttflir ' to
'aiiti his- v 0 aga i ilitiVassaile of)* Nebr al
iirimy W i tte nobli .. ,nd fitarlest . ly giten, and ri-,
4 ;urn ..tie„gratinali andleppectol.every frietitirat 1
Freedom. At the approach of another election. it
is proper to :peak of our next representation in Con :
It was S,,cratea we think, who remarked to hip
pupils of one who was passitz—" Behold an hon
est man and a tat hint friend !" Upon being inter
rogated, he paitl-- ,, You wonder that I speak PO
COT.lidellitY I will tell you why ; I havp prod
him 't . '. , I.: .i i;1 •
Now the freemen of his District can say of Mr.
Gnaw..." Het:isiir trumusan.-we travertmertdvinckk
We cannot believe they will hectare .to. drop ., ,hipr
now, in the:preiterit important"crisis; 'of national
affairs. to lake oft another, untried, it may bi a con.
Vert ul fear : and rat the last hour Mu it wonld
be a ruinous policy, and , we hope it will not be
, . .
Wei th ink !hat eery' few candid men will think.
with a correspoirdene in the Eigle of the 29th oh.
that it would he doing injustice in Tinga County to
return Mr Grow to a post in which he he hasserr
ed with such di-ting.iiislisel-cieilit and. abili.y.—
And it. as this COUP.Vtllidept slates, Mi. G., wa s
elected to serve his second term more to sustain
the usves of the Iterrincralice' party than for any
office-purpose whatever, since be admits that Mr.
G., was a true man, it strikes as !bat II is 110I•MUCII
to the cretin of the party which rewards it servants,
not beintutte it admires and appreciates their inlP2-
ri:y, but that the usage of the party rcAptires it to
If rtoga County is entitled to the next Represem
live, Fhe ong,lit to have it, on lees it is never that
her right be waiPed for the present, Which we think
to be the case. In 'adversity, no Pane man would
cast off a tried friend for an owned one. So. , in
this hour of national adversity we see no goad rea
,on for exultatwinu med atid unknown friends ; for
those whose opposhion to the Nebraska infamy is
of tensor date, and perhaps hem interested and un
worthy motives. It there ever wee rause for an
exception to then four years' rule," we believe it
exits trots for the services rendered Ityl,Art.Gtow
wets of more than - usual importance, and phould,
have more than a COM TllOll reward.
Bat there iP another totportant pein* LI be consiil
seed. lit order to administer a j ust anti merited re
bt.ie to ihe alders and abettors of (tie Douglas urea
eon, every opposer of it who held a pew and labor
led to defeat it in Cott'2ress. rims! he rrtarred this lnll.
And this is of the fit s; importance. The SootiN and
by this term we mean all who sympathize N 1111 ine
" peculiar incrention," most he 'aught that the free
men cut North intend to smonitt. and will stip.
lain the action of those in oar Winne( teet:bitme
who were true to national, rather than sectional-in.
Wrests. The prePent is the time io speak nut :and
it ip to be hoped that Ting:, County will wa i ve her
riLzht, it right she has, fur the good - of rile great
We do not think that Mr Grow wi4ea to thrnat
himself fora and noon the people of this District for
re-eleetion,'as the L:',lgle's correspondent seems to
fear. The we dithelteve ifta' the freemen of this
Di.triet will insist erten his re eleelion. Already in
three Mass meelinas, lb.y have expressed their
approbation of his conrse. anti in one, have reeom.
mened his re•elee+ion in deeded terms. But this
is not all open which nor (Tinton is founded The
silent hat order current of popular f ee l.
tog is evidently in tavor of his return, as far as a
somew hat brief residence here, qualifies us to judge.
—The Tioga Comity Agitator.
A New and Most Important Treaty between the
II S. and Russia.
For forne time pa-et we have. heard-of ink lin,ga
falling Irani members of the diplomatic corps iti
this city, crediting the Arne. ican Secretary of State
and the Russian Charge with being immersed in
the negotiation of a treaty of neon-814y betwee
tile two powers. We learn thia.morning—from
similar source—that such a treaty has has acmally
been eueressful4- negotia , ed, and will probably
have been signed to day, by the hour of which we
ai,o" to press. The treaty, as we understand it, coy
ere and ena , antees— a= between the great power
of the European continent and that of the western
hemisphere—all the important principles which
this government Freight thus to incorporate—ot rath
er inmate—into the law of nations, in their recent
efforts similar treaties with Dwain and France.
1: will be remembered that these two lacer pow
er 4, though declining. so far, to treat with the Unit
ed Fates cm such a subject and basis have formal
ly declared_ their intention !of being governed
throughout the present European war by ti,e prm
ciples and nuetria lentil policy involved in these
eflors of ours.. We therefore presume that Russia.
hiring thus honorably come forward arid divested
Herself of the pwer at taking advantage of any
such stye:winos will the United Sneers made by
her great an , szonis:r in the current war, they, trio
will hasten to carry put formally the views which
they have Cis above explained, informally endorsed
as tense which shnuld govern powerful and ertligh:.,
cried ntrions in this era, when, unfortunately, en.
gaged in war.
The principles which we make law in this new
treaty first above referred to are, of course, those
for which we have comended ever since the Unit
ed States entered into the family of. nations, and in
defence of which, in good pan, we took up arms
in 1812.. Their universal triumph—as in this trea
ty—is of more importance to the future olmur com
merce than can now he conceived
The negotiations of this tteaty adds another to
the remarkably successful anti, unportarti achieve
merits, of the American State Department under its
p event head, which has already accomplished
more anted peaceful victories for the people of the
United States, than were ever before achieved by
the diplomatic branch of this government in any
pre-idential term of four years ; as will strike all,
on reflecting upon the series orsuch successful ne.
aolist.ons which of late have transpired Washing
AND RECIPROCITY TREATY.—The
fishing and reciprecily treaty which has been fram
er! by Mr Marcy and Lord Elgin has been publish
ed. It gives the right to citizens of the United
States to take every kind of &It, except shell fi-h,
along the coast of the British possessions, but ex
dudes them from salmon and shad fisheries in the
rivers and :their mouths. British subjects are to
have tha same rights on the Eastern coast of the
United Sates north of latitude 36. The third arti
cle provides for the admission free of duty, recip
rocally in the United States and British colonies of
a number of articles the growth and produceml the
the two countries. This article Includes coal and
ores of metals of all kinds The fourth article pro•
vides for the neyiga.tiott of dur River St. Lawrence,
Lake Michigan and the canals in Canada by both
nations Upon equal terms. The fly article pro
vide that the treaty shall last len years, suliect to
a right reserved by;England to suspend the naviga.
turn of the St. Lawrence and Canadian Canals, up
on due notice, and to the United §iates, in case of
such a notice, to sthipend the thitil etude of the
treaty, so far as the province of Canada is effecter'
thereby. The treaty is to be ratified within - six
months by the United States Sena e, the Imperial
Parliament and the Ptovincial Parliament, and ear •
lier, if possible.
It is caul that upon the conclusion of reciproci•
ty trtaty, the negotiators on the part -of the Btitith
government are to be rewarded for. ills singleser
vice with great distinction. Lord Elgin is to be
made a Duke, - and appointed Governor Gener
al of India. Mr. Cramptonimil Mr Merriteirre to
be Knighted, and otherwise honored.
tom- The Crystal Palace, from which Barnum
has jnst backed otiT, will not be closed till October
next. One of the New Volk papers thinks iritgall
ing to our nationalpride" that such .an exhibition
Foul.' not be sustained. Onr national pritle‘stands
a meat deal worse failures at Gotham, without hay. t
nig its cuticle very seriously damaged.
M, rqb fotti
."_ a f .I?_'lntete:•:-
" ""a idirpi •tit2Wrsp
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, Terms-or Thet B l ePol."er•: •
filgr ft per 'enamor—ll - paid *Mob the year DO eenti arid
es •tedsetert*fa, ,insh paid aeraalix,in rideanrelli I.H.Hrilthe
,edueted. No paper seat oder two years tailless paid for.
Aventrweillienete. Per square of ten Iti;eil aD iOnlia 'kw the
drat and . .I.;•.ccaks fgr each suberquent,ingertiolt, •
Ito' °Mei in the " Munn Ilftlei."'notih ride of 'fife , ratite
Veil door to the 13nufford -Ifotal,Entranpo briwcea
eases. Adams' and Elwe'll'r law offices.
*OR COT !MON.
WILLIAM.BIGLER,OF CLEinrimp Co
WOR ORDOII OW TB6 FIIIPtIMPIM COVST,
JZREMIAH S. BLACK, or .Sontgnsga Co
CAWLt cn.rxrasmeas. 1 .”
lIENILY S. MOTT, ox-Pum•Corsnr.
Meeting of Ike Sionding Committee.
The Democratic Standing Committee of Brad
ford County, ere reqnernetl - to meet arthe Ward
House, in the Borooghof Towanda,ton Wednesday
Angitst 9th, 1854, at 2 o'clock P M for the pur
pose n► appointing Committees of Vigilance, - for the
ensuing Delegate elections.
The following persons comprise - said CommittO
H. L Sbon, P. D Morrow, Samuel Owen, A D
SPaltling„ Beeeher 31nrgan, C. H. Ballard, $ B
Lathrop, Gen. &evens.
The IVcllsborough .Advertiter, 3 Whig paper ; has
b.en Phanged in the " Agitator," and M H.Coso,
invested with the editorial tripod As its'new name
would indicate.; it is a hearty oppriser of MeNebrai.
ka iniduiiy, Its last issue has an atticle h'eaded
" lion. G A. Grow," Which we oopy in another
column, 1 which
. will show than the necessity for
re.tutiir.g our present Representative is not confin
ed to party, but is shared by the Freeman GI all
In this County, speaking horn observation, the
`same sentime.it is entertained by the liberal por
lion of Whig party. The Susqueriam.a Registerod•
vozates his reelection. His return is beyond ques
tion, by a vote which will evidence the popular
apprecia!ion of the integrity and fidelity of his
course, and the feeling which pervades the
masses in regard to the question of repealing the
The Foreign News.
The . Pacific brings news of considerable interest
concerning the War. The Czar's reply to the sum
mons of Austria is designed, sod admirably calcac
lated, to detaCh that Power with Prussia frrim the
‘Vestern Alliance. He declares his readiness to
concede the free navigation oldie Danube, to agree
'0 a joint protector:4e of the European Powers over
the Christians in Tnikey, and to evacuate the Pfin•
cipalvies whenever England and France will with
draw their forces, This is all that was required
by the Vienna Conference, held in April ;—and it
will give Austria excellent ground for urging peace
upon the ‘Vestern bowers. She has already coon
ternianded the order for her troops to occupy Les
ser Wallachia, and gives unmistakable indications
of her desire to use the power of her position for
the restoration of peace.
Strong apprehensions are entertained in England
of the results of this movement. The Times, with
the other journals, is very decided in the opinion
that these proposals ought not to be entertained for
a moment; but they also betray a good deal of on.
easiness as to the effect of the Czar's oilers on the
Austrian. Court. It was rumorea that a Russian
Agent, Count Pahten, had arrived in London, and
had friendly ir.terviews with Ministers. His bust
ness is supposed to to secure the assent of the En
glish Govemninto to the proposed arrangement.—
The rumor of his presence is probably unfounded.
A very remarkable article has made its appear
ance in the Paris &bats, attributed to Guizot, which
has aroused fresh suspicions of the good faith of
the German Powers, which it represents as having
made the most earnestappeala to the Czar to be
permitted to•meditate between him and the Wes
TUTBSDLY MORNING, July 27,1e4
Below I send you a table of the fangs of ther
mometer, for the week ending Wednesday 26:h
This will show, with the table publishel last week,
that we have had some warm weather—especially
Thursday, Friday and Saturday last. On the last
named day a fine shower tell about 6 o'clock P. M.,
which was a most welcome , visitant, as we had not
seen a drop of rain since the 141 h, and then but a
slight shower early in the morning, the effects of
which Were soon lost. From the papers East,
West, and Sou . h, we . observe that the ptesent warm
weather is felt very generally all over the country,
and many cases of Sun Stroke are reported in the
city papers, where, added to the direct. rays of the
sun, they have the reflection from walls of brick and
mortar, which is equally severe. " God made the
country, man made the city."
Yours truly, S.
P. S. Thermometer at 5 4.. M, to day, 69.
5, ♦. M. 12, N. :1, P. It. 7, P. x
July 20--Thursday „ 66° 104° _loB° 91°
2l—Friday, 68 106 108 90
22—Saturday. 68 105 101 74
23—Sunday, 68 93 • 9b •89
24—Monday, 71 • 86 4788 • 74
25—Tuesday, 62 98 93 76
26—W edn'sdy,lo 95 'l7 81
. _ .
WilY CITOLZIIA tioston the choteia
mainly exists litriong the- poor Irish people, who
laborni the eon and. live its close and uncleanly
parts of the city.- The' overty of these people must
be great indeied, inrwrisett stated iA "Evening
"Traveller that on"Sumlay last a' iittri en Picked tip's
dead hen in the streets in a state - of Pitritaciion
and took it home for her dinner. - Atitmni thelire
jects in that "city for keeping the cholera 'from
spreading, it would be' adviiabli to give the desti
tVg‘eme good wholesome:food, and not
ihem to be forced to pick up diseased offal in the
goaabardaseat sr Oteriews.
• t Nook York,
4 dayint i M 41
t latetnia l
. . nd. mti 2 a bard and
1 of to , tf SI of a'l' e.
ii• " eus ft ,d ' tiva on ttbrnmin t s
t 8 o'o .'. , v boa% Kiigog
4 coal. Found in the harbor the United States
maimmml3lll . ,
whla tirTinitn -- doff 11 ear - till - the
4tq Oat., iq kl: . /Avtftqpi New York, commission
ed to settle certain difficulties between Ametican
citizens rind the local i idboiities . Also; to t3eruand
:a fiffir*fl t irrtr OPPaY•fcrfill
a sliciritinfesiOce, to Hon. Sol o ma n Borten , our
lititetteititFeettitlMMit-r - "
to make the slightest apology. After giving ample
iinfe,!and'nertiply - haiiing'breit teciiived, Captain
Bents; oti- the' 12th inet., Wand a proultimation to
die atiifitnities and lesidetna—thafontlees do 4apn
'logj wee Made by4PKi. P4.;on *AIM, his 611hUld
without further notice,' puttied to - bombard the
town. Ntrapology vernal He, in The Meantime,
took poesiesibrin of the: Transit Cernpany'ilK swam
efisand• sent them to the•town,bffering piottetion to
all persontScho chose to•Wieept. And Within one
minute of the time designated.by Copt. 11, the can •
nenstling commenced; and continued, with short
intervals, toll P. M. During the intervals no dis
position Way manifested on the part •of the inbabi•
tents tonome to terms for the. saving of the proper
ty. At 4P. M., a party landed; commanded by a
Lieutenant, and burned the town! San Juan, or
Greytown, °Wilts 13th, was entirely destroyed !
Dnepr two small buildings, at:be suburbs, remain
to mark the spot. No lives lost. Mr. Scan, agent
of the Accessory Transit • Company, tender a free
passage, by Prometheus, to all who wished to
leave. A few accepted the offer.
DEATH Or MAJoit GEMZRAL Towson.—Major•
General Towson, the Paymaster -General of the
Army, died in Washington City, on Thursday, of
paralysis. General Towson distinguished - himself
in the war of'1812 ; being engaged in the battles of
Chippeway and Bridgewater, in the sonies from Fort
Erie. He was a nail's of Maryland, and had
reached the age of set enty•one years at the period
of his death.
Kr Daniel H. Duoin, EN , who was appointed
by President Pier'oe to the office of U. S. District
Attorney Imam territory of Minesola, died at St
Paul, on the 10th inst. He fell a victim to cholera.
Mr. D. married bliss Kale Sergeant, of Philadel
CROPS' sw Mumma?. —The Detroit Advertiser
says" the.crops in the western portion of the State
are superb Wheat has never been better: and it
rands very thick upon the ground ; the heads are
large, and the berry lull and plump Oats are very
(inward for the season, and corn is exceedingly
fine.: Every cereal, in fact, seems In have had the
right kind of culture end the weatti fur an abundant
WHEAT CROP.—From all we can learn, the crop
of wheat, in the western country, will equal the
average product. In central Illinois, the Springfield
Journal says it could be gathered but by the aid of
the horse-power reaping machines. In Missouri,
the farmers are paying as high aa two or three dol.
tars a day for hands to work in the harvest fields,
with a scarcity of help, even at these prices. Much
of [he crop is likely to be lost for want of hands to
gather it.—Cleveland Herald.
CANADIAN WHEAT Cans. —The Wheat Crop of
Upper Canada will far exceod that of any other
year in its amount. It is estimated that a third more
was sown last year than the year before, and it all
loots flourishin g , The surplus last year is estimat
ed at 7.ooo,ooohushels. This yea', it is calculated
the surplus will reach 12 000.000 bushels. Esti
mating the pried at only st,so per bushel, it gives
the farmers $lOOO,OOO for wheat alone for a for
eign market. If the Reciprocity measure is passed
and if the barve,st turn cut in Europe. as they at
present promise to do, that surplus will mostly be
marketed in New York. And if it is, it will make
a howling among American Farmers.—Buffalo De
CROPS . DI NOaTHER N I NDIANA.—Prod nee is COM
ing in, and we shall be gaining now in oor finan
cial-position wiih the East. Wheat is SI 00; corn
40c.; as good a crop of wheat as was ever cot in
Northern Indiana, fine sample and large yield.—
Corn looks well The last year's crop, now corn
ing in, is dry and sound.—Cor. Ere. Posl.
W HFAT CROP AT THa Scrovn.—The wheat crop
of Greenbiier :he harvest, is " largely over an aver
age one,":althongh there are some complaints of
rust.—Greenbrier (Va ) Era.
SireutAie imp FATAL. ACCIDENT —We noticed on
Wednesday the death ot Jacob Rivenberger, em
ployed by the central Railroad Company to attend
the bridge over the Irondequoit creek, a few miles
east ot this city. The manner in which the acci
dent happened was curious, and it may be many
years before we hear of a death in a similar man
ner. We gel the particulars of the affair from Co.
roner Quin, who held an inquest in view of the bo
dy of the deceased. The express train which left
this city for Syracuse on Tuesday morning was
somewhat behind time, and running at a high
speed—nearly a mile a minute—when the, accident
happened. As the train crossed the bridge alluded
to a stick of beech wood weighing twelve pounds
end three quarters fell from the tender, emit ing the
side of the bridge. It then flew along • the course
of the train twenty-six feet, where Mr. Rivenber
ger was standing, striking him upon the head,
crushed the skull upon the brain, producing almost
This did not materially check its form for it
passed thirty feet further,' struck in the sand, and
then bounded twenty six leaf further still before it
came to rest, making a distance of eighty-twO feet
which it travelled after it left the , tender; striking
three times in its course, and what may appear
stranger still, it was ahead of the tender when it
came to a final atop, as threq witnesselyeatified
who saw the affair. The whale took place is &sec
ond of time, and when the spectators ran - to Poor
Rivenberger he was apparently lifeless. The Ter.
die of the jury in the matter was, that deu.eased
came to his death from an accidental, blow
ed from a stick of wood which fell from thitender
of the engine called " Nathaniel Thayer," run
ning on the New York Central Railroad.—Rodi.
,1:1*- An Excitement was caused in Bangnr Me
a lead days agh, by the discovery of the tic ( iffai'a
great many Street' doors had been marked . with
mysterious characters in-pencil: The more fearful
instantly imagined a St. Bartholowmew mastsaere,
but at length it was ascertained that some initerant
Gerindn, who had been'Aistribusing cards advertis
ing hilt work; &c., had made the markprto identify
the : house al which he left cards, as well as those
Which imaupplied with his Wares.
The Collector of the Customs ip . Northern
New Ydrk, 'Who is said' to Refieither - to the
smoitnt:of St 00.000; is eta tsain Istifitißichardson
of Oswego, - The &dab:ninon occurred two years
age. The GrendF.lury- have found •an indictment,
hot Mr. Richardson had no desire to teal tbe popu
larity 01 hit Measure before s tribbrief of the Ml6*
Milner* he infante& the example of Se htty let , Ne.
gas, Vonderemitb- and others, and made off in
News from all Nationi.
ll' .....-,,.. , . . z , _, the ' -
:?.. a ~;: ii : : 44 . and Nw Yo' . 0 4 . h i p ;
i';- i g h .*; e.' : • ~. is Li meeting" t h. l .pe d
It., 1 slit ~.- . 5 A.'M ,on Fri - ,-itilt)ie...
' y ~. a: : ..-,; -tit /lyre was '.._ o , '-'' e
ffic ''.„ w -1. in pursuit 01 , irti -or '
~. hs : . '-', lorwith, as I
met Ryer, and they agreed to meet at '54 A. M
A goodly crowd at blacklegs went not to see, bat
.ot did not come to blows, not being able to agree
on the manner of the desired entenainment. Mor
rissey wanted a " rough end tumble,"
" anti Hy e a
segulsr-ringligni, and so they- took neither Et-
PFedingliitlrinyuld 4 important.
q 4 ' i. 4 ,1 , f f 1
, --'-a-Tit ~ /41 nf papers Jannounce the death of
Mr. seld tuft their
1140 , 44041 I it Me ' Venion;'oliik Abe - a Vireesem
Roma, Vrifibr,!' mad bevel lamed , ttrlthe far west in
se/i54, The aelioPPPec sPeolaation
~l,mart Aim btten 114011-. l Megled.in ;Cincinnati,
,and hienti4o R e . g nplptit i rbo itraivAnstctetl ihere
df burglary' fire jeers ego; but escaped before
being sentenced-. The-orniirsion will be 'supplied
at the next term of she Covet ' •
Cotharirfe Ileyelif; the Gentian girl •who
"nadir the•oharge of assault against the priest Krce
gerr in ,Cincinnati, lately, sfacbedly,hurt in the face
on Friday last by astone thrown, by rome.unknown
person, Is she was standing' in, the yard of her re.
silence. A considerable excitement was produced
among the Germans by the occurrence, •
A loon lady attempted yesterday to Fhoot a
Clerk in the Cancun Bateau at Washington, bot,
did not succeed, These pistol affairs, and the
transactions which lead to theme are getting quite
Independence was celebrated by a banquet at
the Star and Garter Hotel, London, given by George
Peabody to 150 guests. Queen Victoria sem
her own and Prince Albert's portraits to decorate
the dining. room. Sir James Erne Erma Tenent pro.
posed—" The memory of Washington," Speech
es were made by Messrs. Buchanan, Peabody,
Buckman, of New York, Barnard, of Copecticiu,
&c , and a song was sung, written by bki. J • B.
-- A young . Philadlphra merchant recently
&huylerised hitt father out of 820 000, all al which,
he says, was scratched out of tom by the "Aiger."
-- Ponaolini , the young tenor singer, attached
to Sontag's open troupe, died in Mexico of cholera,
slimly after Sontag, herself fen a victim to that dis
ease. Berea), the chorous singer, is also devil
In Cincinnati on Monday last, a colored man
named Enos D King, stabbed another colored man
Samuel T. Wilcox, whom he accused' of too great
intimacy with his wife. Wilcox was very danger
ously wounded. Both parties are quite wealthy
King had openly declared some days before that
he would kill Wilcox it he met him.
A Miss blargaret Flyn was found fyina upon
the railroad pear Stuyvesent. N. Y, on Thursday
last, with a mortal wound' triton her head, of which
she shortly after died. She was a Protestant, and
three Catholic relations, a brother in-law, his wife
and her brother, have been arrested on suspicion of
murdering her. '
The' panel Gabriel" preached in the City Hall
of Kingroon,(Canada) on the 16th. A terrible row
ensued, and a number of arrests were made.
Miss Eliza Logan, the actress, came near
being drowned in Rocky River : near Cleveland,
last week She was with a riding party which had
mopped there in enjoy the shade and Fcenerv. and
while FO doing. Miss L. accidentally fall into the
river. She had sank twice, when a gendemati of
the party 52 w her She was not seriotPAyinitired•
On Tnesdas afternoon last a, street /fight oe
curred in New York between Mr. T. F Meagher,
one of the editors of the Citizen and Mr Mella..eria,
editor of the Freeman's JetrznaL The difficulty
grew Oar of an article which appeared in the Jour
nal personally offensive to the first named gentle
man. The result of the combat appears to have
been that Mr. Meagher's forehead was grazed by a
pistol ball. while his opponent was severely teat
en about the shoulders with a riding whip—knock
ed down—kicked—and jumped on Both panes
were arrested and bound over to keep the peace
It is generally thought, unless friends interfere,
a resort will be had to " pistols and coffee for two."
The New Orleans Bulletin say that Mr Ben
ton's remark concerning Mr Pettit, (kat the latter
was " a great liar and a dirty dog") isa cnarFn one,
and has nothing to. redeem it, except its truth '
The Legislature of Connecticut has enacted a
law dispensing with the publication oldie bans of
marriage in church. Instead of this,- parties must
now procure from the town register, a certificate
that they have furnished him with their name.,
ages, birth place and residence, before the marriage
can be legally solemnized.,
Chambersborg, Pa is afflicted with a regular
gang of burglars. Three buildings were broken ado
last week. In two of them the rascals got nothing,
but at the other they found 21 tea spoons and 16
table spoons,: all silver.
The Lewistown Aurora says that a young
lady in that county was bitten by a copperhead
snake on the 4th inst. Nitric acid was applied to
the wound, and the same diluted, over the arm •
this was followed next day by sweet oil, applied
externally and taken internally, and at last accounts,
she was considered out of danger.
—Th e Portsmouth Va. Transcript says, orders
have been received for dismantling The U S ship
Pennsylvania, in consequence of the rotten and da-
maged condition of her spare and rigging.
—The 'wheat crop has ' all been gathered in
Ohio, and is much better than was anticipated We
felt sure that the accounts ol the ravig es of the fly
were greatly exaggerated, and we coud now pub
lieh two columns of extracts on this subject from
exchanges, which would materially modify those
published two weeks since *Ohio kliamer.
Waece or MC FRANKLIN —The steamer Frank t i
lin; with 160 passengers, and Borne 790 tons of
merchandise freight, arrived on Monday morning
off Morrichee, Long Island, forty miles west of
Montauk, wham, in a dense fog, she went ashore
hard and dry, broadside on. A messenger was
immediately - despatched to New Yolk with word
that the steamer needed the earliest possible assis
tance. It appears she arrived nil the east end of
Long Island on Sunday night, but owing to the den
se fog, she had to feel her way cArelioly, arid, as ii
has been lately discovered that there are several
deep holes on Long Island 'share:it is supposed r
the disaster was caused ty false sounding.. Her
passengers immediately commenced making ar
rangements to get un shore, and tit a short time two
boat fonds were landed, and by night all hands, to
gether with the mails, reached the land in safely
A portion of the passengers (over 40) came up to
New York the .same night, a distance 01 7 5 miles
by the Long Island-railroa d, which also brought up
the - mails When the passengers Mutter she had
made no water. Lighters have been sent tojiCti
relief, and it is thought she - will be got off without
serious damage. .
The cargo of this-simmer, is said to tie worth
$2,000,000. the goods being intended for the
made. It is fully insured in New York and else
where. The vessel is raided at $310:000,, and in
sured for $300.000i. When she first went' ashore,
she 'topped a,ouf 600 fedi from the beach, but
theltight,of Monday wept upabout 300 feet
'o;r Tits Cnoiaas nppeare to be- making great
ra►ages' in the Islands of Jamaica and Barbadnes
In the latter Islanoltwo,huradred and forty four per•
anturdted in one day of - the disease. Over two
thousand persons had died of it among the real an
entire garrison of troops.
1N76, FIBBRIFF.—To the voters of Bradford
County;—rellovi Citizens—Through the
tons ,•_ - • ..,, J * tons of many friends, I hereby most
: • pfctf Ls o myself as a candidate for the otpc i ,
_ Seri , t 1 t next election ; and earnestly solicit
"nor so ..._ rt. If. through poor partiality, I should
' elect . I pledge myself to promptly and faithfully
Isobar bt ditties of the office.
IRA H. STEPHENS.
NonTs To — wands, June 23, 184.
MASONIC.—The moist monthij co -
11111141 %liliden (LA 411PUON - LODGE; 'No. 10e,
A. Y.M., are held Wednesday on or preceding the
101 l moon, at 3 o'clock, P. 11., .at Muanic Nall, in
the borough or Towanda.
The meeting for Angulo, will occur on Wahies
day, August 2. Visiting brethren are invited to at
tend, W. H. PERKINS, decretary.
T • T TERtvi
~nsgarbanna - Collegiate Institute,
Will commence on the 6th of September next.
7A circular Atitlibe isitnettnext %arch, ale ing the
particulars. ' July 29, 1854.
Sophnmia Beebe, b her next friend, Aaron Newton,
vs. George Beebe In Bradford Corn Pleas, Pio.
236, Feb T 1854--Als. sub. Divorce. •
GFORGE BEEBE defendant in the above cause
—Yorfare hereby I \ otified that your wire Sopronia
Beebe (by her next friend Aaron Newton) has
filed her petition fOr a divorre from the' bonds of
Matrimony. And an alias subpoena bss been re
turned and proof made that you are not to be found
in said county. You are therefore hereby required
to appear at the Court House in the borough of To.
wanda, on Monday, the 4th day of Sept next, being
the first day of Sept term of said court of _common
pleas, to answer the said complaint, and show cause
if any you hare, why the said Sophronia shall not
be divorced from you. C.THOMAS. Sheriff.
Shedd 's Office, Towanda, July 29, 1854.
IN WANT !
THE sobseribers are in want of a young man a*
an alimentioe to the Tinman's trade. 17 or to
years of age, of good habits,' who they will toad
themselves to learn the business.
Towanda, July 25, 1854
DR' J. A LLEN, Lve Professor in the Ohio College
of Denial Surgeons, has discoverer. a method
of inserting ArtiAcial Teeth on plate, which makes
any further improvement impossible.
It combines strength and durability with perfect
cleanliness. The gum is CalliinUolll, and can be
made to Suit any case, however difficult. So life
like is the expression, that the most familiar with
artificial teeth fail to determine they arc false: the
teeth appearing as if they actually grew out of the
I have secured letters patent for rradfurd Cd
cry Office to Mercur's Block.
'Towanda. July 28, 1854.
Engine and Fixtures far sale.
ONE second hand ENGINE and fixtures for a
SAW MILL, capable of driving two or more
saws, all in grad order, and will he sold ehegp, on
a long credit, if desired. The Engine is now run—
ning, and ban be seen by calling, on H. 8. DAVID
ai Ulster. or C. F. WELL es. Jr. al Athens, Ps.
Irlsiel., July 19, 1854.
Viryalasing Parochial School.
THE friends of Christian Education are fespect•
fully informed that the second term of this
school, under the care of the Session of the Presby
terian churi-h of VVyelusing,Mtss Emmy Mseasors
Teacher, will commence on the. Ist day of August
Term.. per quarter of l 4 weeks
Reading. wriling and mental arithmetic,
Grammar. geography and histurr,
All other Engliph branchesi.
fr:l Good boarding in pious famdies can 'be ob
tained at from 51) to $ 4 2 per week. -
Fur further particulars, address, post paid,
Camper - min, Bradford Co. Pa.
+F7 r :7 7
ATTORNEY AT LAW, TOWANDA.
(C Office removed to John C. A dams'OtricP in the
. I"nion Block. Joh' 20.
XBOUT the last of June. a.pocket NiENIOR.AN
DUM, with blue black tuck cover, the tuck
broken and nearly worn out. Whoever will return
the same to the undersigned, at Towanda. shall be
liberally rewarded. S.V.SHIPMAN.
Towands, July 20, 1854.
Burlington & Mansfield Plaifk Road Co.
Wusasss: By the Act of Assembly incarruirst
-1 V nag this company," Addison MrKeanaohn F
"Long. John Blackwell, Horatio Carnage, Stephen
" H. Stiles, H. F. Long, Seth W. Paine. G. F. Red
.. inaton, 0. P. Ballard, D. F. Pomeroy. A. Stephens,
" Wm. H. Peck, 1). M. C. Herrick, Reuben Wil•
ber, Peleg Peck and Curtis Merritt, of Bradford
" County. and John Fox, James Hosted, Joseph P.
" Morris and J. S. Hourd, of Tioga County, or any
"five of them." were' appointed Comrnis , ioners to
" open books, receive subscriptions, and organize a
" Company by the name and style of the Burling
-1 ton and Mansfield Plank Road Company, with
" power to construct" said road de.
Now, therefore, the undersigned, a poriion of the
commissioners,appointed in said act of incorpora
tion, hereby notify the public and all petsrns inter
ested, that there will be a meeting of the Commis
sioners at the house of L B. Morse, in Troy Boro',
on Saturday the 12th day 01 August next, at one
o'clock in the afternoon—for the purpose of open—
ing books for receiving subscriptions to the capi
tal stock of, and organizing said company, egreea•
ble to said act of incerporation.
D. W. C. HERRICK, ' W. H. PECK.
0. P.BALLARD,' G F. REDTNGTON.
ADDISON McKEAN. ALVIN 'STEPHENS
IS. W. PAINE,
Troy. July 15. ISM.
Towanda Female Seminary
TN consequence of the severe illness of Mr. Hl3-
soy, the Summer Vacation, which was to have
ccmmenced two weeks hence, has commeiced this
day. The Session will be resumed about the mid.
die of September next, of which due public notice
will be given.
Towanda. July 13, 1854.
HORSES & WAGONS FOR SALE.
THE Subscribers, haring completed their work,
otter for sale five or six span of Fa) , Young
Horses, with Harne-s and Wagons. Any person
desirous of purcha•ing such property, will find thid
un excellent opportunity. MEANS& EDWARDS.
Towanda. ]illy 20, 1054. ,
ALL - persons indebted to the estate of J. N. Pratt,
dec'd late of Burlington township. are here
by requested to make payment without delay : and
all persona having claims against said estate will
please present them duly authenticated for settle
ment. Y. B. PRATT, Executor.
July 15, 1854.
THEpartnership between E. F. Nwaon and
A. Gay, is this day dissolved by mutnal con—
sent—the accounts are left in the bands of I. L.
Jones, Ez•in., for settlement.
lane 22, 1354.
Horses, Harness & Wagon for sale.,
THE MAN who wants to puichase a span of
Young Horses, Harness, an& Lumber Wagon,
on very favorable term., can hear of an opportuni
ty, by calling at this office. June 28. 1854.
FLANNELS—French, Domestic and Salisbur y ,
for sale by PHINNEY.
HALL & RUSSELL