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Letter from Rev. John Chambers.
(From the Public Ledger.)
Messes. EDlTOR,:—During - a recent' Visit to the
Bealord Spitiejs, I was salleompon by some of the
most ardent blends of Temperance in the State,
and invited to address the people of Bedford on the
iniportartee of unloving every blend of humanity
to vote for a prohibitory liquor law at the ensuing
election. I moat eheerftely complied with the re,
quest of these eentlemen, - ; "and r had hoped that I
had discharged the duty imposed upon me to the
I regret to observe, however, that my remarks
An that oceasion have become a topic of ite wsliapet
discussion, that my winds have been misrepresen
ted, arid my motives impugned I 'deem it due It,
crimis as well as to mysell that the ;guilt shook! be
My remllection is that I urged upon the people
present upon that tweasim the tinportattee of the
temperance reform generally ; and exhorted them
to vote for a prohibitory law at the heat election
I expressed the belief that the whole question wa s
involved in the resolutions allowing, the people to
vote for and again , t a prohibitory law, and that the
real friends if letnperal.ce should direct their atten
tion to that point and that only. I declared my be
lief that if 11101:11V was demanded in this way, by
the voice of the people, it mattered but little who
filled the office of Governor—the law would be
sanctioned—that rm man would set !Outsell against
the will of the people. I said then, as I repeal
now, that I believe either of the distinguished gen
tlemen would early out that will if put in a form
consiatent with the terms of the constitution.
I did say that Gov. Bigler was too good a demo
crat to resist the will of the people, and-Mar I had
every confidence besides in Isis desire to du any
seasonable and proper thing to arrest the vice til in
, temperance; that I knew from correspondence and
personal intercourse wiqi him, that he held thin
doctrine that the will of the people should
be binding an -tar as related to the policy of' the
measure, Ira that-he would not yield his right to
ju4ge of the consti - utionallt y. and justice of a law
when it came before ; him—he would not so far
forget the dignity of his statien or ahe obligation of
his oath. But Governor Bigler has written me no
letter inconsistent With his manly letter to the Tern-,
I felt more at liberty to say what I did of Gov
ernerßigler because I believe an attempt had been
... made to prostitute the sacred cause of temperance
to mere partisan ends, and to turn its influence
against his I did noi-hesi , ate, as I shall
not to rebuke this attempt, and I intend so to do,
whenever and wherever I may meet it, and this is
the true and real cause Of the complaints that have
been preferred against my Bedford address. -
also, at the same meeting in Bedford, referred .
- to a secret sworn political organization,
ject, so-far as is. made known, is to dishaitchhse
every ado p ted citizen of-this glorious; country, and.
that too, is 'the face of the guaranties of the Conan
tuition of United States, as well as our, owe beloved
- ccimmonweatm, both of which recognize the adopt
' ed citizen on the same brimd plalcana of civil and ,
religious libetty, native horn. ' Doubtless, I
then " the head and of my offending" in the
eyes of some of the unloartrai and unknowing ones,
is my sion„ and uncomprornisiinz °position 10 Jr.
3 , titism, whether
.Protrstant or Papal, and with
these men the same oti•ction rests against Gov
ernor Bigler, because of his fixed determination
not to violate the constitution awl laws of the
by disfranchising adopted citizens either on account
of their retigion or theplace of Mtn birth.
There are in my church, and la every other
church in :his" land of the free and home of the
brave," men ofioreign birth as pure patrols, and
as good men as' ever breathed the of freedom—
men, who to the letter obey the ' coristitulon and
laws of the country of their adoption. Are these
melt be disfranchised and- stricken down like
felons, by the trait hand of a secret sworn band of
petty despots? Erery true-hearted, consti Irian
arid law-loving and law-abiding American dais
tian and patriot will answer no? But if the men
who have emigrated from — Scotland, England, Ire
land, Wales, Germany, 'France, and elsewhere,
and made this the land of their adoption ; citizens
by cho i ce and not by accident, and among whom
are to be found our best citizens, are to be turned
out of OW political society and treated like serTS - ,
so:efy because they were born out of the United
S aces, let those who- are secretly sworn thus to
treat them, follow the example of the mayor of
Philadelphia, and boldly avow their purpose, and
not hide themselves or their actions tram the light
of day. It will be much more in accordance with
the hue American character.
So far as regards the bald and weak invention
that I was stumping the State for Governor Bigler,
and the vulgar and childish clamor for " that let
ter," I can afford so far as I am concerned myself
to neat them with merited contempt, arid to let
them paas me as the Idle winds. I have a higher,
holier, better object in view, the passage of a pro
hibtiory law, and am therefore not alarmed by these
Tempests in Petty Teapots, neither will they pre
vent me from urging upon everyifriend of humani
ty in the State to vote for, a prohibitory liquor law
without fail , and for Governor 'for whomever they
please. • .
A• iegartle my own vote, I will say that Govern
or Bigler, nor no other man shall have my vote for
the office of Governor, unless he is willing to sub
mit to the will of the the people on this great and
ill important quastion—nor will I vale for a mem
ber of either branch of the legislature on arty other
gmonil. Nor will I crer vote fur a member of any
Jesuit a-sociation, Ptutes•ant or Catholic, having
good reason to believe him such. Ilow could I
vote for men who are sworn to disfranchise my fa.
Cher, my uncle, my brother„ and some of the besi
neighbors and dearest: friends that I have, and some
of the best men in my church T•
The Disastrous Conflagration at Troy
Tuor, August 26.
_Oar city this morning presents a sickening ap
pearance. The centre of business is a blackened
mass of smouldering ruins The lire commence('
in the Troy PtaaingAills, a! the corner of Front
and Division streets, the wind beint , very high al
the time, the fire spread with increJible rapidity,
and in the space of about twerly minutes nearly
the whole lumber district was in flames. The fire
men did their utmost, but it was impossible for
them to co t acentrate their exertions upon any one
particular Spot so as to cheek the flames. Below
Adams street over three hundred buildings are in
ashes, including factories, machine shops, stores
end elegant private lesidences. In tact, the most
valuable part of the city is in ruins. The loss will
be over One million Jollars, on which there is an
insurance of about one-fourth That amount.
The fire was checked about 6 o'clock this morn
ing. The papers join in placing the joss at over
one million of dollars.
The goods store in the Hudson River Railroad
freight-house were all removed in safety.
The Wkig says, that the fire broke out in the
Troy planing Mill about one o'cloellbsesterday at
terooon, and spread with great rapidity through the
building, almost instantly communicating to [head
joining wooden buildings, on both sides of the
street, and valuable and extensive lumber yards in
the immediate vicinity.
The breeze at the time from the river was quite
strong, and led the flames with uncontrollable fury
urging them along Front Street on both sides and
up the south side of Division Street to the river,
making, a clean sweep with the exception of one
bonse on the corner of River Street. All the build
ings on Front Street to Adam on either side are
destroyed commencing at the second house on Riv
er Street below Dwell°.
Crossing River street the flames communicated
to t large number Writ/We dwellings ' and Bird's
immease three story cbair factory. The flames
then leaped lan Adams treat to'Weshington, Liber
ty streets, to Frontand second streets, and down
these streets to Adams and South " Street, destroy
ing in their course a large number of valuable
The prevailing drought under whiettpur farmers,
in vicirtit)i have antlered au much, :appears to
exterill over ttlyieater extent of country and .10 be
more„protranted and severethan'ent — all , o remem
ber to hare known heforei. - ::The'Prl4urgh Gitt•
tdte films up the accoiintif.:(rom the .drereral see
Ilona of tho Union as follows:
This drought extends with cliflcrent degrees of
intensity, from the Likes to the southern lines of
Tertnes4ee, and from the Atlantic io the Western
line of Nlissonti, arid pruliably to the Rocky Moun
tains. b enibtacesoll the great agricultural States
of the Union—the producers of wheat, eon!, cattle,
cheep, and hoes This tegionbas heretoline-been
richly supplied with food, and has been able to
spare immense 'quantities fur the South and lot
Europe. This year not more than enough to sup.
ply tic. own inhabitants has been raised The w heat
crop is a Lair °tie, on ad average, though scone fine
wheat dist, lets will have to boy . breath The corn,
crop, on an average may amount (3 two thirds
The potato crop will not amount to half a ore.—
The oats crop, on an average, is pretty fair, and so
is the hay crop. but the almost total failure of sum
met arid fall pasture, will render these articles vary
scarce and dear. Great numbers of canto and sheep
will he slatightered, from inability to carry them
through wetter. Reef of a poor crudity will probc,
ably be cheaper than it:lots lately been. There are
plenty of hogs in the country, but the failure of the
corn crop will preveut the usual number being fat
tened in the ordinary way. The woods. however,
are said in proms-v great quantities of mast, and a
great deal of inferior pork will be made in this way
We add some extracts from papers published in
different parts of the country.
PENNSYLVANIA —ln this region the drought rages
with great intensity. Vegetation is neatly destroy
ed; except in choice localities. The pasture is lit
erally dried np, presenting a singular barren and
desolate appearance. All summer and fall crops
are failures. Corn will scarcely be one third of a
crop. Potatoes aro almost a. total failure.
poor and scarce. In some sections the peaches ate
dried bn the' trees. Apples stand the drought bet.
IP, but are plot, in comparison to fruitful years_
All gardens are 'failures, and thousands of young
bees, planted in the fall or spring ; have perished.
Many wells and springs, heretofore considered
unfailing, have dried op, causing great distress for
want of water, while the lowness of others produ
ces sickness. The Ohio river has dwindled to a
mere creek, and is fooled daily on horseback and
in wagons. An occasional keel boar, with half a
load, and towed by horses who walk in the bed of
the river, is all the craft now seen on a stream
winch; one balf of the year. bears proudly immense
steamers, loaded with height.— fdraturgh Gazdte,
The drought ha's crisped and blackened the
whole face of vegetation in this county The pas
tures are dried up, so that fainters ere already fod
dering theireattle. Corn, buckwheat pota'nes, turn
ips, and other late crops are famishing.— Honesdale
The drought, in this Co•mty, is becoming quite
'at4rming,. Besides the inevitable ruin of the grow
ing crops, pasturage, in common with vegetation
generally, is parched up, and the cattle suffer great
ly. The streams, , too are failing—many of the
smaller ones are already entirely dried up. Some
of the farmers in the 'pyre, end of the County, we
understand, are obliged to haul water for their barn
) arils a mile or two from the Schuylkill We have
hail no rain of account since Saturday 29 , h 01 July
—Miner's Journal ; Aug 26th
THE Daott.:ll.-Atteports horn all parts of the coon
try, show that the-drought is making terrible havoc
among the farmers'erops. One gentleman informs
us that from 24 bushels of wheat sowed last tall.
he has just harvested thirty one!—inferior to the
seed, of course ; and heretofore he has raised from
Iwo to three hundred bushels on the same ground.
The ground is literally baked, wells are dry as
well's the streams, springs spring no more, pastor.
es and meadows are cri-p, brown and dead, the
heavens are flame by day and brass oy night—
Oats are dwarfed and poorly tilled, potatoes are
almost tuberless, corn is closing its leaves and al
most dying, and fruit will do very well if it can
stand baking on the trees. We most have ran
soon or stock will staler for water.—WcUsboro' Agt
Similar accounts reach ns from most other sections
of the State. Fxtensive fires are prevailing in the
pine forests of Tioga, where great injury is being
done. In the swamps and woods of Harbor Creek
township, Erie county, fires are raging.
Orno.—lit Ohio drought is almost universal --
The editor of the Ohio farmer, who has been trav
elling throughout the State, and visiting the farmers,
reports great failures on account of drought, except
in the nosh-western part of the State. The corn
crop, be stases, will not be one third of a yield.--=
Pasture is literally burnt up, vegetables are exceed
ingly .carca—+he potato crop, most tall also, tar be
low the ordinary yield. The only average crops
in Ohio this year, are the hay and oats. The
others are all more or less detective.
The Clecela•.tl Herald says that many of the
shade trees of that city are dying, particularly the
olio., maples and locusts Farmers in the adjacent
country are already foddering their. cattle.
Fires are destroying the woods in Portage, Tom
bu,lo, and other counties of the Wes:ern Reserve.
KENTUCKY, INDIANA. &C.—Corn has failed to
great extent it: Indiana Kentucky. Illinois w i ll
produce but a small part ] of her usual yield this sea-
The editor or the Louisville Journal, who has
lately traveled through a portion of the West ex
presses the opinion "that from latitude 35 degrees
to 42 North, the corn crop, in consequence of the
excessive drolight, will not exceed and probably
fall short of hall the usual yield " It will be obser
wed that this belt orcountry embraces the chief corn
producing States of the West, to wit: Termestee,
Kentucky, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinoise, ladiana
and Ohio. •
Missoult kc —Sooth western Missouri wilt) part
of Arkansas and Texas, also stiffer severely. Corn
is nearly destroyed. Wheat and oats, however are
A I.ADA?dA, GEORGIA, &c-Central Georgia and
Eastern Alabama send very similar accounts.—
Some heavy rains have lately !alien in Georgia
which will probably save the cotton crop.
NEW Eact.ssm —Nearly all New England has
etuflered greatly. Corn, potatoes, Su- , are ruined
jn' wide irazts of country. Fires are prevailing in
Maine, New Hampshire, &c., which have already
been reported by telegraph The Boston Traveller
" The streams in the interior are generally re
markably low, and in some instances the tavories
havebeen stopped This is the care, we under
stand, wi , h the extensiveworks of Salisbury Manu
facturing Company. The Lowell companies have
drawn liberally upon their reserve] means in Win.
nipiseogee Lake, and have been 16r two weeks in
more lowering that great body of water at the rare
of an inch a day. They have recently purchased
the whole of Squam Lake, in the vicinity of Centre
Harbor, as a further security for emergencies like
New Yotur.—Nexv York Suite appears to be all
dry. Fires are burning atone the eastern portion of
the State—from the Catskill Mnuntain tollse Cana
da line. There was a report io New York on Sat
urday thaithe fire in the Catskills had destroyed
the well known " Mountain House," but this needs
confirmation. Teams had been sent on Saturisy to
remove the furniture.
Cm.. Fasstowr left Washington, a few days ago,
to embark for New York in the steamer for Califor
nia, with the views of landing at San Francisco
and proceeding thence to the Sierra Nevada to 6.z
astronomically the position of the Pits which he dis
covered in that mountain during his expedition of
E. O.IGDODFLICR, EDITOR.
Towanda, Saturday, Sekber 2, 1854.
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Democratic State Nominations.
WILLIAM BIGLER, OF CLEAMELD CO
TOR JI7DCS 01 TOR SIIPREXt COURT,
JEREMIAH S.I3LACK, OF SonEasEr Co
►ou writ COMMIsSIONIM,
HENRY S. mom', or PIKE COUNTY
Re-Enactment of the Missouri Compromise.
In the midst of the excitement and indignation
produced by the unexpected invasion of a national
compact, by repealing the Missouri Compromise,
thus opening the territories of Kansas and Nebraska
to the designs and inroads of Slavery, very many
of the Freemen of the North looked to the ultimate
re-establishment, by Congress, of that prohibition.
A glance at the materials of which the Senate is com•
posed,shows conclusively that it` will take years so to
change its complexion, as to effect this object, even
should the public be willing to follow op the contest
for the necessary length of time. And so long as
the present Executive fills the chair, or it occupied
by one of the same kidney, all attempts at legisla
tive interference'will be vain.
We look upon any attempt to interpose Congres
sional enactments in the way of the spread of Sla
very into Kansas and Nebraska, as useless. The
Slavery Interest predominates in dhaping legisla
tion, and though the popular branch may be chang
ed, the Senate will stand in the way for some years .
As far as Congressional action is concerned, the
Slavery-ex tensionists are entirely triumphant. They
have brok !n down the barriers to its progress, the'
at the - expense of National raith. The battle is
already begun for supremacy. The odds are on
the side of Slavery, though we hope for a diffrrent
result. Be that as it may, the outrage is perpetra
ted, and what is the proper course left for Northern
There is no question that before a change could
be effected in Congress, the question of Freedom
or Slavery in Kansas and Nebraska will be practi
cally determined. By that time, the threats of rut.
fimily violence to Northern emigrants, and the din
play of revolvers and bowie-knives, will either give
blavery a clear field, or its owners will hesitate
about removing with their peculiar arid precarious
property into those Territories, and Freedom will
be triumphant. Instead, then, of frittering away
the strength of popular sentiment at the North,tipon
impracticabilities, let a tangible, practical issue be
made—No more Slave States! This gives a direc
tion and unity at once to Northern feeling—it strikes
at the very root of the evil we have been combat
ting. It arrests the amt Inoue designs of the Pro
paganda,stops Fillibustering, and insures the public
treasury against enormous drafts for the purpose of
binding still stronger the chains of human bondage.
There is no fact more clear, than that such was the
purpose of the patriots who cemented our Union
with their blood and guided it by their counsels.—
The men of the Revolutiod deprecated the already
existing evil, and had no thought or intention of its
extension into new territory. They looked forward
wi h hope to the day, when under the benignant
rays of the sun of liberty the dark cloud should be
dispelled. It should be the fixed purpose of the
descendants and admirers of the founders of our
free institutions to endeavor to bring our Govern
ment back to their eatly policy. To enlarge the
area of Freedom is to do this—to Nationalize Sla
very is to set back the hinds on the dial of our
In this connexion we quote horn the Ertniag
P 031; the following, in regard to the wisdom or pro
fit of re enacting the Missouri Compromise :—"We
no not believe it politic for the people of the Free
states to restore the Missouri Compromise, even if
they have it in their power. They can do better.
That compromise was a hard bargain for the free
states. While it was on the statute book we stood
by it. It has been broken by the slave party. Let
us profit by its abrogation. By their perfidy a fait
advantage has been offered to us. Shall we hesi
tate to improve, it I Not only Kansas and Nebraska
and the other territory before secured to freedom
shall row be free, but so also shall every other state
which shall hereafter come into this Union.
"There was an understanding that future States,
Dow composing a part et Texas, should be admitted
as slave Sates. This was agreed to by leading
Northern men. Daniel Itiebster, before he mule
up his mind to his deep and fatal plunge ohhe se
venth of Starch into the turbid waters, said that, in
compliance with this understanding, he should re
gard it as his duty to vote for theadmiasion of other
slave States from Texas.
" From that obligation, and from all other otli
gations to slavery, except to- let it alone-it states
where it now exists, we have been released by the
repeal of the Missouri Compromise.
" Now if we insist upon and compel the restora
tion of the Missouri Compromise, do we not also,
by that very act,matore all the conditions previous.
ty existing favorable to slasery s i Do we desire
this 1 We are now placed in a better position than
we have ever before occupied for a successful op
pirsition to the spread of slavery, and for the ex
tinction of slavery where it now exists in territories
out of which new states 519 to be formed. Let us
make the most of this favorable position. Instead
of pursuing chimerical schemes—instead of re con
structing a bad bargain, now annulled by the faith
lowness of the other party, let us avail ourselves of
the unsolicited advantage which has been given to
OO' A horrible accident occurred on the N. Y.
Central Road, near Syracuse, on Tuesday last, the
express train running over and instantly killing two
ladies, getting off the mail train.
The Pardoning Power.
In every_Gobel.cont* l . , within our re
collection, arvattiimpt Oka be* mettle to malts po
idical ettpitalOotella if - riga:ld abise, by itik Ex
plivtiof thl pardon iNg muter. I, an
wife say, tbattnis uttentpt tO jpol atinfineil lifeather
patty. it bat never retneiveitter if/probation. We
were careful not to publish the attacks upon Gov.
Joiarttori for the the exercise of Inis . rwer and
the'Aimpie which bay; been roads to injure Gov
Bioxsa, are still more unjust and disreputable. We
do not believe that any Executive the Common•
wealth ever had, would wilfully abuse "the power
granted him to pardon' offences for unwarrantable
or party purposes. But he may be deceived and
misled, and the failing, if any, is on mercy's side.
A great outcry has been raised because Govern
or BicLert pardoned a man lately covicted at
Easton, elan alleged conspiracy to extort money
from au aged citizen of that place. The Earlon
Argus publishes the documents upon which the
pardon was granted, which will satisfy any one
that it there was any wrong perpetrated, it does not
rest with the Governor. They comprise a large
number of letters from the moat respectable citizens
of the pace, who certify that they believe the
individual was onjusly con victed,upon the evidence
of a man not entitled to credit.
We have no doubt that in every case in which
a pardon is granted, it as done upon evidence which
ssfit.fies the Governor that it as his duty to interpose
hiriclemency. He may be, in some instances, mis
led by men in whom be supposes he can repose
confidence, but if so, the hull is theirs not his. The
only way to avoid it, would be totally to refuse to
interfere in the operations of the law—which would
inflict more injustice, than is possible to occur by
too free use of the power lodged in his hands by
The Tioga County Democratic Convention, as
sembled at Tioga Village, on Friday, 25th nit.,
and placed in nomination the following County
Assembly—Joan IV. Ryon, of Lawrenceville.
PrPthonotary—J. F. DONALDSON.:(OI' Wellsboro'.
ldegista 4c.—J. P. Slsorm., of Wellaborough.
Commissioner—ANDßEW MURDAUGII, Of Jackson
Audifor—A E of Charleston.
On motion of Mr. Joseph Guile, a Committee of
live, consisting of Messrs. Joseph Guile, A. E..
Niles, S. F. Wilson, John W. Ryon, and C. H Sey
mour, was appointed to draft Resolutions, expres
sive of the sentiment and principles of the meeting
on the important questions of the day, who unani
mously adopted the following, to wit :
WIIEREAS. Liberty is one of the greatest blessings,
and necessary to the true enjoyment of all others,and
we believe that slavery, in any form or 'in any
country, and especially in the United States," the
boasted land of liberty,' is anti• Democratic and a
great moral, social and 'political evil, and contrary
to the doctrine taught in the Declaration of Amer.
icon Independence i that all men are endowed by
their Creator with certain inalienable rights. among
which are life, liberty, and the pursuit othappinesa
The support and defence of which doctrine bylmer
can citizens, constitutes the only-safe guard of their
liberties. And whereas; we also believe that, that
part of the Act of Congress lately enacted, repealing
the Missouri Compromise (so called.) and all other
acts of a like character and anti-Democratic and
opposed to the true principles ofzour national goy.
ernment. and highly dangerous to its perpetuity.
Resolved. That we will not support any man for
office who has not been openly and unequivocally
opposed to the repeal of said Compromise, and the
extension of slavery into free territory, and who will
not pledge himself to use his whole influence for
the reenactment of said Compromise, and against
the further extension of slavery and encroachment
of the slave. power.
And Raolred, That we highly approve of the
Course of those representatives, from Pennsylvania,
who have firmly opposed the aggression of the slave
Power, and we hereby tender to them our support
and thanks for the able manner in which they de
fend the interests of their conatitoents, and the cause
of human freedom.
And Whereas, We believe that the use and sale
of intoxicating drinks, as beverage, is also a great
moral and social evil, and a frightful cause of crime
taxation and pauperism is in our State.
Respired, That we are in favor of the enactment
of a law, prohibiting the manufacture and sale of
intoxicating drinks, as a beverage in Pennsylvania.
On motion, the resolutior were adopted, the
first two, with only one diskiiting vote, and the last
by a majority of six votes. ..--- •
Charles Ryon and S. F. Wilson were elected Con.
ferees to nominate a Congressman, and were in
structed unanimously by the Convention to vote fur
our late Represerihstive for Congress, G. A. Grow,
Esq., Providal the other Conferees acknowledge
that a Representative should be chosen from Tioga
county for three sqcceeding terms, next after the
next term for which they are instructed to nominate
Prohibitory Liqtior Law.
The people are called upon to decide at the pre&
ent election, whether or not they will have a Pro:
hibitory Liquor Law. While our feelings are in
favor of each an enactment, we have alwar., and
shall continue, to oppose its being drawn into the
arena of politics. It is purely a moral question and
one which should be decided upon its own merits,
without the intervention of politics. For this rea
son, we shall neither advocate nor opposajr"edito
natty. But our columns are at the service of eith
er its friends or opponents. It is a question above
all others ; which challenges tree discussion, and
in which Truth and the Right will always prevail.
We will cheerfully publish original articles, either
in favor al Prohibition, or opposed to it, if furnish
ei us, and if temperatedy and candidly written.
TORN/DO —On the afternoon of Friday, 25th inst.,
a violent gale of wind did considerable damage
in this vicinity, blowing down numberless chim.
neys, and prostrating frames of houses. 'The most
serious damage done, however, was to the Collegi
ate Institute, the force of the wind driving in a por
tion of the west wall, some two 'or three inches,
end breaking a large number of lights of glass on
that side. Reports of the injury done to ibis build
ing have been circulated, which are greatly emig
gerated. The stability of the building is not lessen
ed, and the damage done is already repaired.. The
opening services will take place of Wednesday
nexi r advertised.
This gale was accrimpanied by a fine fall of rain,
which had the effect of extinguishing the flamer
one fires raging in the woods of the neighborhood.
Though very acceptable, it was noteuough to have
any lasting effect (spoil vegetation.
bleermos tx l'ilowraose—An Anti-Nebraska
meeting was advertised at Montrose for last Mon
day evening. Hon. D. Wamcrr and Hon G A.
Gaow wenrannounced to speak.
Gov. BIGLER was expected to address a meeting
on the loltowing evening. We have no report horn
Fitts:9.-0a Sunday morning, 20th ult., the saw
mill, lately owned by W. T. Brodkin!, in Monroe
ntinahlit, 10bl:fried to the ground :' ow a .
byoViltolti Ag e one leaseilicricomtrany 1 rpm *
HQneetlpla,ttlio IRPre manulacturinsfrOel Iron
.llles on - Triuttl - about 30,000.
of the'lire ,; :7:l= •
night; ' "25 h ult., the store of C. F..
Chcbbuck, on Orwell Hill, was discovered to be
on fire,- - = Whit -rogether: , WM a
blacksmith shop and horn adjacent The goods
were roily removed from the store room. The
building was insured in the Hodson Rivir Co. and
the Pods in the I. coining.
The seiontistory vrai or:cup:et] b; the Odd Fel
lows and (luod .TemplersovAio)ost all their rega
(,*--; The Clurcy . Convention which meets on
Tuesday evening next, will have die usual number
of candidates from which tp select the nominees of
the party. We shall, unless otnerwiso ordered,
print 12,000 votes for each candidate y and that there
may be no misunderstanding, we annex the usual
charge made :
Congress, 530,00 1 Register, 15,00
Representatives (each) 15,00 1 Comm'ssr, 8,00
Sheriff, 20,00 f Auditor, 5,00
Prothonotary, 15,00 1 Coroner, 3,00
The votes for the State Ticket, we are accustom
ed to print, " free gratis, for nothing," for the good
of the party. We shall not print votes either for
or against Prohibition, unless ordered to do so by
some.one, who has interest enough in the matter to
pay for them.
A saw U S Colts.—We saw this morning, says
the Washington Star, at the Treasury Department,
a new American dollar coin, sent to the Secretary
from the mint at Philadelphia for his sanction, n
not yet being adopted. In size it is about that of a
five cent piece, on one side it has an Indian head
with a crown of feathers, such as one sees at times
on tobacco boxes. The head is surrounded by the
word " United States of America." On the reverse
side, there is an open wreath composed (nth° prin
cipal staple agricultural productions of the country
—wheat, corn, cotton, tobacco and tice. This
wreath surrounds the words " I Dollar, Mi."—
In appearance, on this side especially, it precisely
resembles the alma dollar coin. On the V 1 hole, it
is a beautiful thing and its diameter will be likely
to make it much more generally acceptable than
the dollar coin now in circulation. which has prov
ed very inconvenient indeed, on account ol its too
Terrific Tornado at Louisville.
Church Blown Down—Twenty five People Killed, and
a Large Number Wounded.
CINCINNATI, Monday, Aug 28.
A terrific tornado passed over the city of Louis
Tulle yesterday about 12 o'clock.
The Fourth Presbyterian Church was blown
down during the service. Twenty five of die con
gregation were killed instant', and a large number
wounded Numerous other buil-lino were unroof.
ed and blown down.
The Democrat describes it as one of the moat vi
olent storms that ever swept over that section. The
Third Presbyterian Church, situated on the conic,
of Eleventh and Walnut streets was completely
wrecked; and the entire building, inelndini , the
roof, rations, and brick walls tell in, causing the in
want death if twenty of the congregation, and se
riously injuring ten or twelve others.
The scene was heart hetidin,i• Soon a large
crowd assembled, and began their search for the
victims. A mother and her three children were
first discovered grouped in death; another scene
presented a fathr, mother and babe, the father
dead, aid the mother mortally wounded, white
their little child placed beneath 'hem escaped un
hurt, being piotected by the forms of its parents.
In other instances some of the victims were
found terribly bruised 'and maimed. The cams ;
irophe has au icken consternation into the very heart
of the city, anJ the people are appalled beyond
The following is a list of the killed:
Mrs. Vildabee and three children ; Mr. Taylor
and child; Mr. Godfry ; Mrs. Salsbury ; Miss
Headtey'; John McGowan ; Mr. Sweeney ; Mrs.
Martin, (wife of i kihn N. Martin, saddler ;) Mrs.
Wicks, (neice of"Alrs Martin ;) Mr. Harbour ;
Mr. McClelland ; Mr. R. Davis, (a resident of New
Albany.) and Mr. Mcßride and child. It is thought
one or two others were killed whose names have
not yet been learned.
Fully one hundred buildings in Louisville were
unroofed and otherwise injured. The storm pass
ed over that part of the.city lying between Filth and
Twenty-lirst streets A splendid block of lour-stoty
houses recently erected on the north side of Main,
between Eizllth and Mirth -streets, were complete.
ly destroyed, and two or three men, it is supposed
are buried in the ruins. These buildings were built
at an expense of $lB,OOO.
The upper story of the rope and baggage factory
of W. A. Richardson & Co., Magazine street, was
blown down, and the new city school house on the
corner of ninth and Magazine streets, was unroof
The storm was alsovery severe at Jefie.rsonviile,
where lour houses , were blown down.
HvM►x BODDDI FOCND Sea.—Capt. Klock
gether, of the shiptHindoo, Which arrived ail this
port a lew days Pine from Brea:tett, met with quite
an incilent on the passage over. IVhen forty days
at sea, the water being clear, an open boat-avas;de
Buried in the distance, with, as it was supposed, no
one in it. The Captain immediately bore down
upon it, when too examination, it was found to con
tain four human skeletons, the flesh having been
stripped entirely from the bones.. The boat was
filled with water, but being of a light structure, had
continued to float for days, perhaps months upon
the waves. In the boat were a large number fish.
A few remnants of clothing were found in the frail
bark, bat so much torn as to preclude the possibil
ity of telling whether they belonged to seamen or
passengers. There can be no doubt that the bodies
were those alsome of the many unfortunates who
were wrecked in some of the missing vesaeis.—
Capt. Klockgether still retains the boat. It can be
seen on beard his ship at Chase's wharf, The re
mains of the bodies on the arrival . of the ship at
this port, were decently interred.—Wallimore Clip
THE YELLOW FEVER prevails as an epidemic in
Savannah., and the citizens are about organizing a
Howard' Association: the Board of Health of
Charlestown have published a list of the yellow
lever cases that have occurred there, showing that
with a few exceptions they were confined to the
Lazaretto ansl the shipping. The total deaths dur
ing the weekreached 30, of which four were from
Inir MA SONIC.—The regular monthly COM•
municationi of UNION LODGE. No. 108,
A. Y. 14.. are held Wednesday on or preceding the
full moon, at 3 o'clock, P. M., at Masonic Hall, in
the borough of Towanda.
The meeting for September will occur on Wed
nesday.elepteMber 6. Visiting brethren are invit
ed to attend. W. H. PERKINS, Secretary.
Wm' PROHIBMON.—Thg Bradford Coon.
kv Carson League, will hold its third quar
terly meeting, at the Court House, is Towanda, on
Monday evening, Sept. 9d, 1854.
The Directors and other officers are requested to
be punctual in their attendance. We also invite
all that are in favor of Prohibition, to meet with us
on that occaewn. A. D MONTAN YE, Scc'y.
TIE GREATEST DISCOVERY OF TIE. AGE !
Plapters„ Partneri, Families and others: can poi.
cbasd no Remedy equal to Da. Tossas' VENETIAN
Lirrisiziric, for: Dysentery, Cholic, Croup, Chroni c
Bbeumattain, Bore Throat, Toothache, sea sickness,
Qiits, Buena, Swellings, Bruises, Old Sores, Head.
riche, kfoatitsito Bites, Pains in the Limbs, Chest,
Ili t does not give relief, the money will be refund.
ed—all that.is asked, is a trial, and use it according
tothrectioria.. • •
It is an English remedy, and was used p i William
the IV., late King, of England, and certified.to by
him, aa a cure for rheumatism, when every thing
else had failed.
Dr. Tobias has put up a nom& Lim:min pint
bottles, which is warranted cheaper and better than
any other for cholic, scratches, old sores, galls,
swellings, cuts, bruises, etc.
Over 10,000,0110 bottles havebeen sold in tbe
toil States, without a singe failure, and many have
stated they would not be Without it ait was to pe r
bottle, in case of Croup, as it is as certain as it is
It cures Cholera, when fitat taken, in a few hour;
Dysentery in half an hour—toothache in five minutes.
It is perfectly innocent to take internally, and is re.
commended by the most eminent physicians in the
United States. Price 2..72nd DO cents.
Dr. Tobias could fill a dozen newspapers with cer.
tifieates and letters rclating to the wonderful curt ;
accomplished by his Liniment, but considers war.
ranting it sufficient, as any person who does nut
lain relief need not pay for it.
Price 50 cents. Dr. Tobias' Office, 240 Green,
wich street, New York.
For sale at Dr. H. C. Poutsn's Drag Store, Tow,
SHERIFF.—To the voters of Bradford
C,ounty;—Fellow Citizens—Through the
urgent solicitations of many friends, I hereby most
respectfully offer myself as a candidate for the office
of Sheriff, at the nest election ; and earnestly solic:t
your support. If, through your partiallity, I should
be elected, f pledge myself to promptly and faithfully
discharge the duties of the office.
IRA 11. STEPHENS.
North Towanda, June 23, 18:;4.
SIIEItIFF.—To the Voters 'of Brdford
County—Fellow Citizens--Through the
solicitations of many friends—and not only 'Florian
from a desire I have for the Office of Sheriff... 4
ask it as a favor at your hands, for this is the first
time I ever asked an office of any. kind in County.
And should I be favord with a majority of your
votes, I will use my best endeavors to give gener.ll
satisfaction. STEPHEN A. MILLS.
North Towanda. Aug. 15,1851..
NOTICE.—The Books of the Bradford
County Agricnltursl Society, will be open
for receiving Memberships, and tha payment of the
annual fee of members, at the Court Ifoue, in the
Borough of Towanda, on Monday evening of each
week of September Court. Persons desiring to be .
come members, may do so at any time, by calling ;"41
Vl'm. Elwell, Esq ,or the undersigned, - at Towan
da. WM. C. BOGARr. Sec.
New ab vcrt tscmcuts
WilliamrpoTt and Llmira Railroad!
New Daily Stage Line !
ON and after Monday, the 21-t.
of August, a stage will be run
31". dail•• 1 TOWANDA and
_ ) •etween
CA.'TON, coon. cling at the latter place with the
trains on the Williamsport and Elmira Railroad.
Passengers desirous of going to Harrisburg, Phi
ladelphia, Baltimore or Washington, will' fin thur
a cheap, comfortable and eepe..litious route.
The hours of starting and arriving will be govern.
ed by the time tables on the Railroad—particular at•
temion also being paid to connections with the sta•
gess s up and down the river from Towanda.
&Tor seats apply to S. OWL,rs, Canton, and at
the Ward House, Towanda.
12 S. OWE .NS Ac CO. Proprietors.
WHEREAS, my wife Mary, has left my bed and
board, without any just cause or provoca
tion, this is to forbid all persons harboring or trus
ing her on my account, as I will pay nu debts of
er contracting after this date.
CHARLES W. BIIEYMEIER.
Browntown, August 21, 1854.
THE ORWELL SELECT SCHOOL
RESUME.S its sessions on Mooklay, the 11th of
In the classical. scientific and mathematical d. , -
partments of this sem tnary, very desirable adranta.
ges will be given to the studiously inclined, espe
cially if well grounded in the all important elements
taught in our dt,trict schools.
A faithful account will he kept of each student's
attendance, conduct and scholarship, fur th e benefi t
of pareut3, school districts and all whom it may
The school is not seetalian. but free ; and a class
in Theology would always have been, right cheer
fully, allowed its share of time and ttention.
4 •0 ,,
T•iit ion, per term of II We - 5 :
Geography, grammar a:,d al ith meli • $3 00
II i cher Engli.h. Latin and tireek languages, 5 . 00
No pupil received fcr less than ono term. Pay
ment in advance: Board may be übtatncd at from
$1 50 to sf: 00 per week.
C, HUNTINGTON Jr., Principal
rOrarell, A tigubt Id , 1€1.51.
1 1T2ELIELIE tig:IIIIII.A.IRY.
T HE duties of this School will be resumed on the
second Monday of Sepicm4cr nrzt, mle' the
charge of Miss Ouris D. and Er DECCI D. HANSON,
in the rooms recent!) , occupied by James Macfar
lane, Esq., in the North end of the Ward Mouse.
The school year will consist of four quarters 'of
eleven weeks each.
Trolls—as formerly, $6, $9, and $l2 per quarter,
according to the studies pursued. No extra charge
for the/atio Language.
No pupil Will be received for a shorter perH.l
than one Quarter.
RETEHR3CILS—Rev.Dr. RI ACLEAN, President of the
IZ3 , ollege of New Jersey, Princeton.
Hon. DAVID WILMOT, G. F. .N113 ,, M. Esq., C. L.
WARD, Esq.. HON .GE.O.SA NORRSON, D.F. itansrow,
Towanda, Angus& 26. 1854.
THE WORLD CHALLENGED! !
New iemedies and Quick awes!
RING BONES AND BONE, SPAVINR CUR
ED. AND WARRANTED TO BE TAKEN
OFF, SOLELY ; AND ENTIRELY
WITHOUT INJURY TO THE
A ND without the use of the Knife, the Firing
Iron, or any of those liquid caustics, such as
Nitric, M [mimic or sulphuric Acid. 4-e., or any of
those baneful liquids so often made use of, to the
shame of the Farrier and the torture of that useful
animal, the Horse, without any neckiaary Turpose
Also all diseoses of the horse treated scientifically.
References of past services can be had, as also
tha bona fide Riogboncs and spavios taken off hors
es already operated od, together with several other
Fistules, pipes, Tumors, dec. +c-
A prilicktious to the sub.crther, whn will he at the
Monzurton Elchauge, where he Lau tic constatcd
on the subject free of expense.
The subscribe, would wish those' likely to want
his services, to call witbovt delay, as it will depend
on the amount of practice the lenfitb, of time he will
remain, and as it requires about two weeks' utter.
tion to aach horse, he cannot remain r Riess he gets
four or five together to operate on.
0:7 Terms from $lO to $25. Payment in all eas•
es to be made before the hojse leaves the stable.
ORRIN C. TAYLOR.
Monroctbn, Aug. 211, 1655.
6 ) TONS more of thog.c clp_ar Sugars just reed
ftr L•alv: I.v I'll INN rY.