Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, October 14, 1854, Image 2

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    prayer was not antrivered; that she was not spared
to clear up a matter that might have proved advap
litmus to you." )1
" To me!" said Veronica, in "autpylie. -
u Yes, ray ahild, to you. Had lite ofliy had
time id reply to my last letter," sighed 'the : priest,
as he thought of the swiftness with rititicti the un
fortune aunt of Laura had bees bturied tuttlaterni•
Ah, me," sail Veronica,." in my excitement
Al.Pelfet_that.Lalmnst fcnotten4rs
it me only lialf ati hoer tieforelier7ex:
motion." The priest took the' letter, and, actor he
-Ala Mail., he looked sorrowfully at Verrill ea, and
said, "..My daughter you have camas forpgriel: the
lady you condemned to death was your grand aunt."
"My grandaunt !" exclaimed the young girl,
perplexed and confused.
"Yea r ' answered the priest. And he briefly
firirlbetrtintenteof the letter he
had leze. iled,lintliikewite informed her of erthet
circumstances connected with tier -history.
A week after this, the priest himself was eon
dneted before the revolutionary tribndal. Ills sit.
werbaii, his feebler step, his bent form, awakened
pity in even those who hated the priesthood. Ve
niece was among the observers in the haltir-' With
joy she remarkekthat the judge who presided
was not the mercileisi man who hail condemned
her grandaunt, but , the younger inspedtor of the
prisons, who hart pity for :the prisoners
This gave her hope.
" Your name!" began the President.
".Alphonse fletrand."
"Your age I"
4,l 4ven ty. four."
"Your Immer place of residence ?"
" Tours," replied the priest. -
" Why did'you leave that city ?''
"To end my days in quietude, itpimisible."
" I understand you refused to lake the oath
The priest was silent for a moment, then paid,
audibly, 4 ' it is not because we prietts militia to
take a certain oath, that our conntry suffers Blood
fa shed, but not by us. Never ehall the fear of
death forte one word Irom me cnntrary toithe cause
of !fob, and.of that religion of which 1 am a Per
"Olt} man, - stn not abuse my patience," said the
President,-who evidently wished to favor him it he
could, and tried hard to induce the aged priest to
make tome confession that might be a plea for set
ting him at VbertY. But he tried in vain ; the priest
Was inflexible, and his Teplies became more dan
gerous and bold. Sn, to give him still a chance,
the president-abruptly broke up the sitting, with
out waiting for another answer, by telling him he
most appear eight Jays from that date, when he
trusted he would see the propriety of being obeli
emir() the laws of his country. The guards again
surrounded the priest,and he was led back to his
Veronica bewailed the determination of her be
nefactor, and made us of all sorts of argnnients to
induce him to give in, and yield to the wishes of
the President.
" No, my child, no," was his answer. " What
can be expected from others. if a priest turns aside
from the burden of sorrow ! Were Ito prove weak
in the face of the scaffold, mane wonld follow my
example and draw back. Blood is needed for the
fertility of the field of Christianity, as well as the
sweat of labor. It is right to say to the soldier in
the van of the army to spare himself fur the good
-of the country.
"Alt, lather," said Veronica, wringing her hands
when she listened to such repl;es, " you will then
leave me ; and what then shall become of tne ?''
" Fear not, my daughter : God will raise np a
protector for you.. To morrow, my child, soon al
ter sunrise, bring me what is requisite for the eele.
bratioril of the holpaacrameut ; it may be my last
celebration on each, and you shall partake of it."
Veronica fulfilettihe request, and next morning
entered the dungeon at the appointed hoer. Her
voice trembled with emotion as she said, " Rever
end Lat h er, I have executed
.‘ our wish as fares cirri
cumstances permitted me. - Here is bread, and here
is what, and a few ornaments and vestelii,l Her
hinds shook, for she seemed to behold only a pre•
patetion for death. The pr' at prayed aloud, while
she knell at his Nile. He then partook of the holy
sacrament himself,. and gave it to Veronica, utter.
Mg at the same time • the words of Christ. The
young girl continued for a a few minutes in *lent
prayer,-then rose, when, to her amazement, she
found the door of her dungeon open, and the keep.
er standing before her, with a countenance hill of
anger and indignation.
" Wretch!" he exclaimed, " what have you
been doing!"
The priest was first to speak, as Veronica was
trembling with agitation "We thought we could
not be wrong," he calmly said, " its following the
dictates of our conscienze."
" How V' cried the keeper, in kindling rage—
" in this prison you continue to tin what will bring
you to the az! And you," h 4 exclaimed, with in
creased tory,,turning to Veronica—" you, at your
age, can show such imprudence and hypocrisy !
Bet I have found you out ; I have heard everything.
and know your trnks. The time Inc, deception is
past; you need no innger call yhurself a youth,
when I know you are not. Yes I' kriow all. At
your years to praztise such knavery is shocking
But you shall not esespe. The anthorities shall be
told, or I may myself be condemned." And,
speaking in this strain, he dragged Veronica away,
`in spite of the remonstrances and statements of the
For a week `previ v taus to this incident, greater
severity had been shown to the prisoners, and a
stricter watch kept over the subordinates of the
a law. The keeper.knevr this. and had of late even
watched Veronica He had found a small bundle
of female attire belonging to her, and he had over
heard the priesrcall her daughter. As a Matter of
course, he put the worst possible construction the
deception of the- ruing girl, and tha usage we
have mentioned put the finishing stroke to his
doubts. He would 'not endanger hie own safety
in hour, so heitpeedily made a report of the case.
The tact—the disgraceful fact, ai it was called
became known to the public, and was in:common
circulation when the priest again appeared before
his accusers. The, hall of judgment stas conse
quently more crowded than on the previous ocean
sion. Public opinion was as woe!, divided: Some
were delighted with .the boldness of the priest,
who had defended his faith with so 'much daring
before the agents of ,government. o:hers, again,
blamed the President for his leniercy in :granting
a judicial examination to a theological oflender.—
Thecircumstances, which had occurred in the don
germ added to the ex:itement of the. curious. As
the aged priest entered, every eye was turned to.
wards him widt eager expectation. He was calm
and dignified in his bearing, and appeared uncon 7
canted as to„the issue of his trial.
"gland op," began the President: (The griest
obeyed) " Are you now willing to take the oath
you have hitherto refused ?" demanded the inter
" t am not ; my resolution is unchanged."
"Then you tame not availed yoursett of my in
dulgence, nor during the respite which was grant.
eJ altered your opinions V'
" I have not," was the answer. (' I am, on the
contrary, more confirmed in my resnlutine, and
shall remain true to my duty; until the last hour of
my life."
The Judges looked at each other, as if angry at
the pettinanity With which the old man manifested
his oploiodis in defiance of them.
" You are likewise accused " paid the Presi.
deal, "of having received in your prison a girl
dfeseed in the habit of a youth. What have you
to say in defence of such shameless conduct ? Does
your attachment to that yonne, person arise from a
ialsirstep of your early life?"
" No, President," replied the priest, firmly,
while the paleness in his cheek changed to red,
and the Walk stood in his eyes. aMy life has
presented nothing which could give grounds for such
accusation or enspicirm. It was not my intentions
to speakiintificly orthe girl ; now, however, it is
my dote is do so." And the priest related ow he
had become the protector of the helpless child, and
how the noble girl had acted from gralittide.
Thia,",he ended by saying," is my grim. , and
hat of the generous tertian
The President became visibly agitated, and
commencedasking a stories of questions relative in
thi grid*ofj Vetfrnica:;F We„Wetri; n3trieificat
efitei question Of .'2,0011f144, §Otee ;la%
when ended, the Priaideitt of, a minding
iiiiiezatnination of thiti ieu, soildenly j on the Ittea
of indisposition, left:his seat, ant; hastened fron“he
hall to his own p .. Otitis reiklenCe.
-1;oon after this - eirrartritinary 'examinatinn,(as
the public had sought it,) Veronica was in the
house of her fattier, the President of the Deputation
of the !Vivi - offal COO To adih ti►
ishment of the President, he war ilea long of being
informed of the death of his daughter's grand aunt,
and it grieved him that he had not earlier known
such singular facts, when, perhaps, he might , have
had the pleasure of returning :100i1 for AT I
ing the life ol the unfortunate hlaillime Dobelle
Veronica almost,leared to ark af er her mother;
she dieeilitrii - painlul reply Irani - the Janke other
lather. is he iltd not mention bier. .The presenti
meat was too true.; Poor ;Aunt hat% al•er sever..l
Teruo of anxiety and suffering,, found a grave
When their afisirs hail taken i 1 seine pmsperou.
turn, she hastened with her halitsind in Tours, to
claim her child. But .she was Inn late the .iesn
minim had fled, no 'tine knew whetc,,.attil Veronica
also had disappeared. The disappointment was
keen, and the mother ol Veronica suitlciatneath it
tier husband took an active. partib public
and, having ability. rove to the po-ition in which he
became known to Veronica and her benefactor.
The joy of Veronica at having found her father,
was greatly damned by the knowledge.. that she
never could have the happiness of seeing her moth
er—that mother who had suffered en much. The
rezollection of the dead threw a Amble.• ove r b o: h
the President and:hie dartgh, ter. However, anxie'y
for the fate of the priest, to whom they on ed so
deeep a debt of.gratitetle, furnished, for the present,
ether sotiects. As may naturally be suppfted, t h e
President felt now doubly anxious for his safety,
and resolved to risk a great deal to effect his Idler
-shots, as a proof ! of the depth rif his esteem and
heart-fell admiration of the - Ivrorthy servant of God
" Do you think you are in a position to save
asked Veronica "It so, wear father, do
not let us delay; let us go instantly in search of
him. In these dark times, a few hours may be of
the greatest consequence. Remember how (rick
ly our poor aunt was deprived of lilt."
A dark shade paSsed over the lice of the Presi
dent :
"Wu are right ; we shall at owe an to the pri
son, and contrive some plan for his eseape."
When on their way, they reached the .tree)
which led to the spot where the executions gene•
rally took place. Veronica found herself in the
midst of a restless crowd with which she was tar.
vied backwards and, forwards, as its waves away ,
et' to arid fro. Loud cries Ot ‘• lit the tin ion live,"
"Away with traitors," "Let their blood water the
tree of liberty," resonntlird from every sidr;. The
President knew to well what these exclamation.
intimated, and seized wi h sodden fear for the fate
of the priest, he ran toward. the place of F.:Creation.
without waiting for his daughter He vras trio late !
He saw the bead of the venerable priest at that
instant severed horn the body by toe axe of the
Veronica saw it alsn. With the cry " Rai barians,
give me back my benefactor !" She sprang close
to the edge of the scaffold The executioner, as
was the cu.tom when any one of ion was he
headed. held up the head, to show it to the people.
Executioner," again exclaimed the nnhappv Ye.
runic* " give me back my faller !" A few drop.
01 blood fell on her upturned countenance. She
could endure her agony of feeling no longer, and
" Seize her " Cried some Of Om bystander.. and
the gnarls hastened towards her. The agitated
talker saw the whole scene, and knew the danger
his daughter was In. He rushed to the guards,
saying " Let her alone; she is. my dangh'er, hut
she has lost her sense*" And, indeed, it was the
tmth, for when the young girl again opened her
eyes, her reason arievneri_to have fled She was
conveyed to the house of the President, where, for
weeks she lay dangerously ill with a violent fever,
Her lather trembled, lest the onblo.mi n dea g i r l.
so lately restored to him was to becomes the prey
of madness or death.
By degree,' she rallied , and waft able to remem
her clearly What half happened. When enifficient
ly recovered, her father rear.' veil in leave France,
and they embarked. for t South America. By right
of encecteanion, Veronica inherited the property of
her unfornnate.grand aunt They dioposed of it,
and bought with the rum obtained a farm, with the
cultivation of her father occupied hirovelf. The
people in the neighborhood called Veronica "the
angel of the valley," as her whole life' we. dewy.
ed to work,' of charily and mercy. She never for.
grit thii worthy priest of Tour•, but endeavored to
follow his bright Pxampla as a Christian. She led
a tranquil life, the joy of her father, and, the ad•
miration of all who knew her, either as a friend or
as the recipient of her bhunty.
The last advice,' from England represent that the
grain crop+ of that country, ho , h in gnrsntity and
quality will be superior to the produce of any sea
son for a long time past. Nor has the potato rot
spread far enough to impair that crop in any great
degree. The probability, therefore, is that pric^a
will rule low in British markets, and that there will
be little or no call for the imporiation, of Brain!.
stuffs, even for' provisioning the armies. The crops
in France are also represented as sufficient for do
mestic consumption.
In the United States, both wheat and corn have
been greatly affected y drought, and in many dirt.
tricot nearly cut off. Bni the provision crops or
this country were planted with a view to an extra
ordinary European demand. The great grain
growing region of the Black Sea was the scene of
actual war and commercial interdict, anti no Cup
ply could be furnished from that quarter to the
markets of Western and Southecri Europe. The
surplus must come exclusively from the United
States, and it was confidently predicted that prices
would rule very high, and the demand npnn this
country be unprecedented. Under this conviction.
a greater breadth of land was planted in bread_
stuffs and provisions thaii ever before, and by this
means the country has been saved from a serious
deficiency of food.
F.Y.—ln the first quarter of 1852, the number of
dead letters sent to the Dead Letter office, and
found by the openers to contain money, was 1,701
—the amnnnt *a. $lO 239 ; second quarter ; 1,736
letters, and 511,176 ; third quarter 1.781 levers,
and $10,863 ; fourth qnarier, 1 842 letters, and 511,.
713 ,, In the quarter ended March 31, 1854—awn
years afterwards—the number of valuable (lead
letters reached 2 323, containing $14,401. The
smut(' qnarter yielding 2,187 letters, and $14.325
in money. We have from the the third quarter—
ended 30. h September last-2 ; 354 letters, in which
were, found.sl4.oBB in cash.
AuvE.—Two brothers, named Patchen, respects.
ele citizens of. Constantia, Owego county, New
York, met a horrible death on the 25th ultimo
The Owego Palladium says they were dinging a
well, and when they reached a depth of 25 feet,
the quicksand in which they were working, caused
the earth to fall in, burying them at the bottom.—
Every exertion - was made to remove the earth, but
eight hours elapsed before they were reached—the
earth being eleven feet above them.' When found,
they were standing in an upright position, with
their arms around each other, cold and lifeless.
1164L7 OF Comitau.--The cholera ha'entire
ly salmi/led in Columbia. Only' three new cases
were reported - since last Friday afternoon. - The
SpOrays that on Saturday the absentees commenc
ed returning,.and now the town has resumed its
wonted appearance. The total norobir of deadi°,
from the breaking out of the epedimii t - tolaist Tues.
day, was 130
antic hand that. Dr. Graham had been
found Godly - nt Man-Slaugbier in the second de.
tree ! .
Mrettsfotl• ,;.'4lepottet'•
Sathrday, -- Oitobirl4, 1554:
%Perms of The noporter.
$2 50' per onnom—if paid with ta the yet* 00 rent, witt
re deducted—tot cash paid actually in advance •l 00 will be
educted. No paper sent over two years, unless paid for.
AnecicrUnuer.m. per square of ten lines,so cent* , for the
aro end 'LS cents for each .nbeequent instertrok
11 - 7 .- Oilier in the " Union Blocia," north side of the Public
Square, ilex door to the Bradford lintel. Entrance heorren
alters. Adams' and Elvrelftlaw offices.
;- odlclal Vote of Brainerd County.
William Bigler..
James Pollock.,
Pollock's majority, 2442
Jeremiah 8. 81ack...-.
Daniel M. tlmvser.
Triarnas If. Baird,
Henry 8. Mott,
George Darsie,
Motes majority, 2578
Galu•lia A. Grow,
Barlerdomew Laporte,
John V. Daniels..
Jud.on Holcomb,
Eli 13. Tarsons,..
Nathan Edminster,
Johu A. Codding
C(nld i ng's majority,
rnoTprolrotAit T. '
John M Wattles,
Alien ' M'Keau,.
M'Kean'a majority,
Imes H. Webb..
Nathan C. Elabree
Webb's majority, 1090
cox,: ISSIONIII. ,
George IL Bull
Albert Newell
Bull's majority, 546
Jonathan But tles,.. .
William Gorseline...
Buttes' majority',
CONON 1111.
William W. Easterbronka, 9523
Ezekiel Curry. 1945
Sidney Hayden, 1605
Majority F0r,....
The Election.
The following are the reported majorities for
Governor in the counties heard from, composed
with the majorities for and ilithimt Governor MG
LEa in 1851, when he was elected by a majority
of 8 465 over Johnston. Pollock is doubtless elect
ed by a large majority :
---1851--- , ,--1851--.
Connors, Bigler, Pollock Bigler, Johnston
Dam. Whig. Dem. Whig.
Phila., city a co. 3100 241
Bucks, 100 230
Berk., 4000 4725
Lancaster 6000 5838
Dauphin, 1500— 5838
Carbon 100 587
Lehigh, 100 377
I.4ehuylkill, 2000 731
' l lfOrthampton 100 1523
Wayne, , 500 1142
Westmorland,, 1000 2025
Allegheny, ' 4000 2814
Centre, 300 1091
Lnzerne 100 1438
Blair, 1500 591
Huntingdon, 800 411
I.awtenee, , 1000 - 1058
York GOO 1012
Montour, 250 ' 508
Clinion, 250 285
Lycoming, 600 668.
Bradford, 2442 38
Timm 500 373 .--
finisquebanna, 727 892
Wyoming, 100 . 223 —
Sullivan, • 100 231
Union, 1200
Fmnilin, , 500
Chester, 1200
Delaware , 400
8,550 25 929 13,614
33 Counties, Pollock's majority
" Johnston's mai in 1831.
Pollock's gain,
The Congressmen elected as far as we have
learned, are as follows:
I. Tho's B. Florence, Nebraska dem., re-eleeted.
2. Jnb Tyson, whig.
3. Wm. Millward, Whig.
4. J. Broome, native.
7. S. C. Bradshaw. whig.
11. W. L Dervart, democrat.
12. H. M. Fuller, whig.
13. Asa Packer, democrat, re-elected.,
r 4. G. A. Grow, anti Nebraska' dem., reelected.
I. Lemuel Todd, whig.
With regard to the Legislature, it is uncerialri
uncertain which arty will have the majority, or
whether . the Mai law temperance men will have
the control.
The city and co ly of Philadelphia gave a ma
jority in favor of a prohibitory liquor law, as tar as
the returns are received, of 3,869.
From Susquehanna Con*, 'We hear that ,the In
dependent Anti-Nebraska cagdirfates for County
Offices are all elected,. by majoritiee ranging from
500 to 1000. TURRCLL ie defeated for Represen
tative, and LATHROP and'Sntunesser elected.
to Tinga, BALDWIN, Independent, 'beats Throe,
'tat Representative.
'ln Erie'nitq Bigler'sinajorily is 800.
Henry S.. Mbit, the democratic - Candidate for
Canal Oommittsiciner;lad bier 23'600 majority in
Philadelphia alone. '
1 , 1)&8 Fifth Congressional listriet John Cadwal
landerolemoerst, is probably elected.
Returns from the Westmorlsnd Congressional
district elect Mr. Cased!, whig, over Drum, dimo.
trek, by a heavy majority. -
Tctal Loss of the lactic.
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41On v o ood rout' Ilmaired
j" - • /orals tertobed t
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At a late born last evening We received the heatt•
reeding intelligence of - the - loss'of theCollinerstesin
ship Arctic. Captain Luce, the wife, daughter and
son of F. K. Coll ins,..Mr. Sandford„aritt-: many cit.
ieeits - eirthis bestdetiiiicife - than Vol; bandied
of the passengers and crew have met a watery
grave. The noble steamer, with her heights- of
stalk corpses, is now surging to and tro beneath the
surface of the billows of the Atlantic. Leaving
more extended,rentatks upon theewla cetestrophe.
for e letureoccasion, We hasten 'to' intrbduee the
amount furnished us by Mr. George H Burns, the
- eipiilits"iitiiisenger - Adeinsi It Co , 'Who 'was. on
board, and fortunately escaped the terrible perils; of
the disaster.
The steamship Arctic, with 226 passengers, ex•
elusive of children,
.175 employirs a valuable cargo
and heavy mail, is lost. Of Ihe more than lour
bandied souls who tell Liverpool of the 2011 ult..
full , of hope, gaiety and health, many returning from
an European tour olpleasure, only thirty-two are
known to have been saved, and certainly not more
than one bundled can, by any possibillity, have es
'coped a watery grave.
In addition to all this, another large steamer,
freighted with hundreds of human beings. bas, in
all inobabillity, met, a like late. The details of the
horrible disaster are as tollum
011 Wednesday, September 27, precisely at 12
o'clock M., in a dense log, we came in contact
with a bark -rigged iron propeller, with black hull,
salmon colored bottom, lead colored poop and
boats, and blar•k pipe. S'.e was bound eastward,
and had all sail set, with strong , lair wind. The
speed of the Arctic at he time was about thirteen
knots an hour- The shock to os appeared 'slight,
but the damage to the other vessel was frightful.—
Captain Luce instantly ordered the quarter boats
cleared away, and the chief mato, boatswain and
three sailors went to her relief; before other boats
left, the , order was countermanded The Arctic
then described a circle twice round the wreck, dur
ing which lime I caught a glimpse of more than
two hundred people clustered on her hurricane
.. 2020
At thisjuncture it was first ascertained that we
turd.susiemed injury, and the water was pouring in
lit our bows. When 10 first officer came alongside
to report, the captawas unable to take him up,
but headed N N 4V. in the hope of making land.
Our position on the previous day, at 12 o'clock, was
latitude 48 39, longitude 45 27. We had run about
three bond red and ten miles horn the time of this
observation until the moment of collision, and were
were supposed to be forty miles from Cape Race
The pumps were vigorously worked, and the
anchor chain thrown overboird ; but, in spite of all
exertions, the engines stopped, anJ the water ex
tinguished the fires. Four of the five other life boats
believed to have been well provisioned, containing
the engineers, sailors, a few passengers, and all the
officers except the captain and third mate, left the
stop at en early stage. The majority of the pas
s-ngera were working at the pumps—some firing
the signal guns. and others launching spars, under
the direction of Captain Luce and Mr. Dorian, the
third mate, to form a raft.
.. 3340
... 3735
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In order to facilitate this latter work the sixth
and lasi boat was lowered. Dorian, one or two
firemen, three of the other passengers saved, and
myself, were busily engaged lashing wafer casks
and settees to the main yard, two topgallue yards,
and several smaller spars—the Captale, with a
number of g entlemen , protecting the work by keep
ing back th e crowd—when a panic seized all on
board, a rush was made, passengers and firemen
precipitated themselves headlong over the bulwarks
on to the raft, and in a moment our little boat was
full, and in imminent danger of being sunk. It this
emergency, Dorian ordered the rope which held us
to the steamer to be cot, and with our hands arid
axes we paddled from the raft's side. The mate,
who throughout preserved great presence of mind,
and labored with heroic energy cried out: " For
God's sake, Captain. clear the rah, so that we can
work, I won't desertlihe ship - while there's afimber
above water,"
But the sea was now flush with the dead-lights.
In less than three minutes from the time he spoke,
the steamer sunk—the loam went boiling over the
trembling heap of human beings—many were
dashed forward against the pipe. I heard one wild
yell, (still ringing in my ears,) and saw the Arctic
and the wriggling mass rapidly engulphel. Num•
bers yet clung to the imperfe - cRy constructed raft;
bur, alas, we could render them no aid. Our own
situation was no less precarious; end cruel as it
seemed, we were forced to abandon them to fate.
ilsaven forbid that I should ever witness such an
other scene. We however picked up two more
men; and then, with an overloaded boat, without
oars, dinlepins, food or drink, avoiding with diffi
culty the fragments of the wreck, and passing many
dead females, prepared for a night upon the ocesn.
We secured a floating pnmkin and cabbage to guard
against immediate starvation, lashed a spar to the
bow of our boat to keep her head to the wind and
sea. and thus (hired until daylight; the night was
Old and foggy, with a heavy swell, and, in a
crimped, drenched and half naked condition, we
suffered terribly.
-Without dwelling upon our miseries, alleviated
much by the consciousness that we had endeavor.
ed to do out- duty to our fellow men, suffice it to
say; that at five o'clock on the afternoon of the 28th
we/espied a sail, and raisedo handkerchief to at
tradt atteetion. We Were successful With the,
rude substitute for oars which we had constructed
daring the day by lashing planks to capstan bars,'
with a view of attempting to gain land when the
sea subsided, we pulled towards the ship. On our
way we passed the remnant of the raft, with one
man on it apparently alive.
The hark'proved to be the Huron, of St. An
drews, N. B, Capt. A. Wall, bound for Qnebec.—
Our men safe on board, the noble heaved Dnria .
with some of the Humn's erew, returned to the rat
and rescued the poor fellow who for twenty-a'
hours had clung to the spars. He states that after
the steamship sunk, he counted seventy two melt
slid four women on the raft, but at 81 o'clock he
was the only one alive. ' In the morning two hod,
ifir were beside him, much eaten by fi shes, and Wl
the time he saw our boat he was on the point -of
voluntarily dropping into the sea to end his agony ;
Coming from the raft Dorian encountered and ex•
amines; the life car of the Arctic. It contained a
bottle of water, some cheese and a lady's garment.
By the humane captain of the Huron, and Mr.
Wellington Cameron, a son of the owner, we were
received with great kindness, our wounds dressed,
fires kindled, and food and clothing provided in
abundance. During The night of the 28th, Captain
Wall hung out extra lights, fired rockets, and kept
a horn blowing, in hopes of falling in with thi.
remainder of the boats. But his endeavors were 1
fruitless. On the !fie evening of the 29th he spoke.,
this ship Lebanon, Captain Story, bound for New
York, by whom eighteen of our number were tak
en 01, kindly welcomed and well treated. We
hattk this moment reached New York, by pilot boat
ChtiPtian Berg, No. 16, to which we were transfer
red from the Lebanon, and to the crew of which
we are under great obligations.
The fate of the propeller and our five boats is
unknown. if the steamer was, 'as I have reason to
think, the Charity, from Liverpool, she is, I believe
bnilt with water tight compartmenls, or bulkheads,
and will float. notwithstanding the damage to her
bows. The fact that a boat left. her, which was
capsized by our paddles, augurs ill for her buoyant
condition, though Captain Wall, of the Huinn, on
the morning of the 28th saw a singular looking
craft far to,leeward, but was unable to tell whether
she was a steamer or a sailing vessel. He says she
had a nondescript appearance, and may have been
the wreck of the propeller.
Among those whom blast saw on the quartet
sleek, whilst fastening ;life, preservers on thefp.
males, anti who must haver sank with the ship or.
perished on the raft, were Capt. Luce and nth, Mrs.
E K. comp, Master Coit Collins, Miss Collins,
14 GBB
Mr. Brown and family, (connexion of the senior of,
the firm of Brown, Shipley & Co, Liverpool,) Mr.
TOllmetrullrOf hosiery, New letlrT,l4r. AOr .
ionkljn; Mr. Mown, Cincompatifitfmeti
Muir , Tr i yettliiribu g, Va. ;Mr !H AI,
Eanirldrisbore, Va.; Mr. , New
ItOrk ; riskiAlr. Schmidt, Mils
rppmh ; lailephent of Mr. Oldraliiipl, titki
tei keeper, rtillad*shia, resitting itiAlbany ; 414
Duke de OramMont, of the French Embassy; 2
steward, wife and child : Annie, a coloryd and
MarKinewarttiktreiTtlisCl64l l ; filvA r effie ttuf
lady, Stewart Hollins '
Washington, D. C ;.f Cook,
Opelonsas, La ; with n.any More whose names I
did not know, bat whose features are indelibly im
printed on my memory. -
A ..Mr.,CArnstock t , brother to the commander of
the Bilie.,;Wasididou'rurd by the capsizing of a boat
whilst being powered.
oGrivernmenr despatches" frorrtfrift 'Engt
lend, entrusted to, nay care by .Mr. Buchanan, I
could not save.
' The boat in wttich we eicapoil wart one of Fran
cis's patent metallic, No= 127,' from whieb her ea
pacify can be ascertained, and compared with the
number re.scued.
RePperilplll% .
GP.0.11. BURNS, Adam's & Ca.'s tipresi,
New York, Oct. to, 1851. Philadelphia.
.-Neto Pak Fiesta, Oct. 11. • -•
Mr From Ohio the returns received indicateea
decided anti-Nebraska majority, and the defeat of
Old. (Nebraska democrat,) in the Cohnnbos
In Indiana anti•Nebravka members of,Ctmgreart
have been elected in every district heahs from, by
hamipome majorities
The moncipal election in Baltimore hes revolted
in the choice of Hinkv, the Know Naihing cancli
datti4of Mayor, by a majotity of 2:711.
(Cr The List of premiums and account of the
Agricoltural•Fair, will be given in our next.
Be the Rev: Julips Foster. at Monroeton, on the
20th alt.. Mr. Jima J.. Fcaocraox. of Elmira, N.
Y., to Alma MAar Asa Roocas, of the former
In Smithtield, Sep , . 28th, by Wm. E . Barton, Esq.,
Mr. Colorrsm-r MATIIEWFON. Esq., of Athens, to
Mrs. LYDIA HA/Inures, of the former place.
DIED-1n this boro' October 6,1854. of Consump
tion, preceded by Itemorthage of the lungs, CHAR-
Larte GRARAX. daughter of Daniel and Jane S.
Bartlett. and sister of Orrin and Harriet.
By the decease of this dearly beloved young per
son, how strongly are we again reminded that " in
the midst of life we are in death !" But a few weeks
since, in the enjoyment of her usual-health—and by
her friends deemed increasing health—at a moment
when life seemed radiant with hope, and every pro
mise of future enjoyment, that stern messenger,
which has borne so many of earth's young and love
ly to the spirit land, Was silently approaching, and
the first touch of the shadow of that wing which
was so soon to fo Id itself around her, came, in a mo
ment so sudden, so unexpected, as to cast a gloom
over our entire village and paralyze those hearts
which in her recognized their strongest tie
to earth.
To a mind of far more than ordinary strengiti,and
a purity of heart and nobleness of purpose which
always characterized and rendered her the idol of
her immediate friends. the subject of our remarks
added an inherent and stern love of right which
ever rendered her strictly just in all her thoughts,
acts and feelings ; and of her it may truly be said,
she loved the entire human family, and towards
every m4mber of it entertained the utmost kindness
of feeling ; and to a signally self-forgetting nature
the joined that indomitable energy of spirit which
knew no bounds, and far exceeded her strength, and
led to those social exertions which proved the imme
diate cause of bringing down the frail casket to the
silent valley and of freeing that gem immortal which
while still with us sighed to "go Horne,"—sighed
kw that rest prepared for those that love Him.
Far above all other considerations in Point of
consolation to her bereaved friends, must ever arise
the memory of that thorough knowledge of the great
and cardinal principles of Christianity, and of her
firm reliance upon the hopes held out in the gospel
—hopes which enabled her, strongly attached as she
was to life, and surrounded by the many attractions
whiel render life desirable, to meet andismayed,and
with bright antipations of future glory, the last
summons of-hdk-Lord of Lords and King of Kings.
Devotedly attached to the Episcopal Church, of
which she was an active and efficient member, and
to its rpirit.enlivening forms, yet ever liberal in her
views, she failed not to recognize the tie of Christian
fellowship wherescver found, and regardless of all
sectarian considerations, to rove those who clad in
the armor of light, were pressing onward for the
crown of Life.
May her virtues be emulated. and the fragrance
of their memory distill a balm. kealing to those
hearts whieli in their great affliction have left to
them far more than ordinary consolation.
DIED—In Leßaysville, on Saturday,Beptember.23,
11154,,Ernnust H. Baowslitli.aged 36 years.
At a meeting of Leßays Lodge, No. 416,1. 0. of
0. F., the following preamble and resolutions was
offered by L. B. Pierce, and were unanimously
With truth mart may say—
“ My days are swifter than a weavk's shuttle
The living of to-day, become the dead of the
In as much as it bait pleased the alwisl disposer
of human events, to remove from among us one of
our members, the late Ell. Browning, in the prime
of life, and in the midst of a course of usefulness—
it clearly demonstrates to us that Death is no re—
specter of persons. And when we reflect upon the
many v:riuk.s, and the sterling integrity of the de—
parted, thus taken from us by the relentless band
of death, we feel that the community at large, as
well as the Order of Odd Fellows, have sustained
ate imparable lose, and one that demands our pub
lic tribute of respect. ITherefare
Resolved, That we dteep'y and , sincerely mourn
the death of one who we have so long been wont to
look upon, as one who could be trusted alike in ad.
versity or prosperity; one with whom the Lodge
could trust its dearest interests.
Relished, That we as a Lodge. folly sympathize
with his late partner and family, in this truly affliec
tive dispensation of Divine . Providence. and that
we tender them the warmest sympathies of the fro,
Rooked, That the members of this Lodge, wear
the usual mourning badge thirty days, in iespeot to
the merno,iy of the deceited.
Retolved,' That the foregoing be published in the
County papers.
Auditor's Notice. •
In the Orphan's Court. of Rratlfirrd County. In the
matter of John Rogers , guardian for the minor
children of Fleming Roberts, &ceased.
The undersigned Auditor appointed by the Court
toiexamine•the accounts of John Rogers, guanlian
of Arlettejohn and Orrin D. Roberts and Mary E.
Vanderlip, minor children of Fleming Roberts, dec'd
upon exceptions Sled, will attend to the duties'of
- hrs appointment at his office in Athena Borough, on
Tuesday. the 14th day of November nett: at • one
o'clock, P. M., when all parties can attend if they,
think proper.
Octobers, 1854. H. C. RAMO, Auditor.
Ncto 'Abvertiscmente
rz vizir a ()_!, (0 19, 01
FEELS (Mat pleasure in announcing to the prn . ,
lie thati)he liberal patronage he has receic c d ,
tbiiir bandi..lias enabled him to offer them a laig t
nd complete assortment of GOODS, as c an I . x
round in Towanda, and for unprecedented low p r y_
dottarelteowipetitioe.--Pentons'rwishi ng 16
purchase Goods for Cash or Ready Pay, will ['oda
to their interest is call and examine his stock, at the
Corner of Main and Bridge streets.
Hatter, Pork. Grain, Lumber and Hay, taken in
payment of old debts, or in exceange for Goods.
Oct. 11, 1954,
EATHER, Pork, Codfish, M a ckerel and White
-s-Plah;forsate - etielp at " PHTNNY'S.
merit, at' PHINNY'S.
C L"K K.
G, may be.had chea"tPFIINNIP4
-Y virtue Of s eed of Vribdi Espniins issued ou t
of the Orion of tojnmon Pleas of Bradford
Counts, and to me dirst, will be exposed to pub.
Ile sale at the boort HAse, in the 'bum' of Towan.
da, on Saturday the-Alh day of November, at
o'clock P. M. , the following described lot, piece o r
parcel of land, situated in Albany twp.,, bounded
on the North by lands of J.' W. White fomerly
owned by the Defendant, on the East by lands of
Wells Wilcox; on the South by ',ands of John Hatch
and Jones, and on the West by lands of James
Hatch—containing fifty acres more or less, about
fteen acres improved,and some fruit trees thereon.
ALSO—AII the Deft. interest in one other cenain ,
lot, piece or parcel of land, bounded on the North'
by lands lately the property of this Defendant; on
the East by the South branch of Towanda Creek ;
On the South by lands belonging to Hiroo Wilcox',
estate, and on the West brati!d lands—containin g
about tact hundred acres, more or less, about one
hundred and twenty acres improved, two dwelling
houses, three framed barns and sheds attached.
one blacksmith shop; one saw Mill, and an orchard
of fruit trees fheteott ; loom' as the hornestea,r,
property of !helve Roflin Wilcox, deceased, situaG"
ed in Albany twpr
Se:zed and taken in eseention at the snit
Wilcox & Co., now to the use of Ira Smith" & Co.
vs. Benjamin Wilcox.
A LSO—The followingdescribed tot, piece or par
eel of land, situated , in Troy twp., bounded on th.
North by lands of Alfred Parvons and Uel Porter.
on the East, 8 oath "end West, by lands of Eliza Tay
lor, the estate of *bee C. Tay or deed., contain-.
ing seventeen acres more or less, all improved, ton
framed &Telling houses. one steanVgrist mill and
appurtenants theitonto belonging, one framed barn
and ;bed attached, one hog pen, and some fruit tree;
Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Wil
son Ager, to the use of C. M. Manville, vs. Jacob
J. Veile and Giles F. Veile co-partners &e.
Also 'Seized and taken in execution at the suit of
Wilson Ager to the use of Wm. Lawrence re.
J. J. &G. F. Veile, copartners &c.
A LSO—The following described lot, piece or par.
eel of land, situated in the township of Standing
Stone, bounded on the North by lands of John Park
and Haswell Coleman, on the East by lands of Mar
garet Parks, on the South by the bighwey 'radio;
from Wysox to Herrick, and on the West by lan&
in possession of George A. Sterens, containing fifty
acres, more or less, about thirty acres improved. one
log house and fog barn a few fruit trees thereon.
tieired and taken in execution at the suit of H.
W. Tracy, vs. Charles Dixson and Juhn Hurley, tr ,
re tenant.
ALSO—The following tor, piece or patcg of
laud situated in Pike twp., bounded on the North
by Daniel Camp, on the East by Josiah Wond an
Judson Slocum, on the South by Abraham Warden,
and Reed Bosworth, and on the West by Atrratrers
Warden and the highway—containing' about sev
enty acres, about fifty-five acres improved, on•
plank house, one framed barn and shed apache_',
and one old framed corn house,and some fruit teem
Seized and taken in execution at the sail of
James W. Bosworth vs. Mallory Tyrrell.
ALSO-L-The following described lot, piece orpa ,
cel of land, situated in Itidgbery twp., bounded on
the North and West by lands of John Dean an,l
Wiliam Miller, on the East by Giles Mandeville h
Howell Burnhain, and on the South by Bingham
lands and lands occupied by Hiram Mason—con
taining about one hundred and fitly acres, more OT
less, about one hundred acres improved, one fram
ed house, one log house, one framed barn, and tyro
orchards of frnit trees thereon.
Seized 'and taken in ezeention at the suit of Wm.
Sample to the use of Samuel Sample ra. Peter Mil
ALSO—The following described lot, pier or pi ,
cal of land situatell in Albany twp.. bounded on the
tionh by landelonging to the estate of Horan,.
" A mid, deed, on the East by lands belonging I,
, on the tic,uth bv lands of
S. Wilco:. Jacob Jackson et al. on the South-Rea
by lands of Jacob Revert)... and on the west by land•
of C. Maloney, D. English and Myron Kellogg, con•
taint= four hundred acres more or less,end known
as the Rollin Wilcox lot.
Seized and Taken in execution at the 'nit orEc
nice Lewis and Mary Wilcox •a. Ralph R.Carpen
ALSO-The following lot, piece or parcel of
land situated in Smithfield Lep., bounded ott the
North and East by lands belonging to the heirs of
Enos Smith deed.—on the South and West by the
turblac highway ; containing one acre, be the same
more or less, all improved, one framO konse and
few young fruit trees thereon.
Seized and taken in execution at the snit of
Charles Avery for the rise of C. E. Pierce vs. 8. A.
ALSO—The -following described let, piece r
parcel of land situated in Litchfield limp., bound&
on the North by Alanson Monn's land, on the East
by Cyrus Merrill's land ; on the South by William
Parks' land, and on the West by the estate of Res
ben Parkseofec'd,—con taming one hundred and Out
ty-one acres more or less, about one hundred acres
improved, one framed house, one framed bath and
an old log house and as apple orchard, thereon.
Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Orsos
Rickey, now to the use of H. W. Patrick vs. L. ty"
Hart. guardian of Lucy A. 0. Newman.
ALSO—The following described lot, piece r
parcel of land, situated in Granville twp., bounded
as follows viz c—On the North by lands of O. P.
Ballnnl, on the East and South by the highway, en
the West-by lands of Daniel Duart and 0. F.Spal
ding—containing ,thirty-eight acres, be the same
more or lcss—cbout twenty-five acres improved.
one framed hoase, one framed barn and a small or
chard thereon.
Seized and taken in execution at the.suit of
liam Gorsline vs. Francis Gorham, Joell 3. Gorham
and Lathrop Gorbam.
ALSO—The following deicribed lot( piece or
parcel of land, situated in Monroe twp.. bounded on
the North by Timothy Alden and Joseph Bull, on
the Eact by J. 12.fryine, on the Booth by Eleazar
and Hiram tewee, on the West b' the Towanda
Creek—containing one htindred acres, more or leg
—about fifty acrca improved, one framed dwelling
house, one framed barn and a corn house, and an
apple orchard thericon,
Seized and taken in ereT.ution at the suit of James
H. Phinny Jr., use ca. H. 8. Salsbury.
C. THOMAS, Sheriff'.
Sheriff's office, Towanda, 0ct.,14, 1854.
Notice is hereby 'given i .4filit an amount egos!
to the costs will be required to be paid upon each
sale when struck down Ito the bidder,and upon a
failure to complvirith this regulation, the tract el
land wilt again be offered for sale.
Bade of Real -
NOTICE -is hereby given, that the - Real E.tate of
Wm. MYERS. who assigned for the benefit 01
Creditors, will be sold at public Auction to the high
est bidder, on MONDAY, the - 4th of November.
1854—by order of.the Court of Common Pleas e:
Bradford County. N. C. HARRIS.
Athenti, Sept. 30, 18.54