Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, December 16, 1854, Image 2

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    Mass Meeting of freemen.
l'ursuant to the published call, a large number
of the citizens of Susquehanna county, opposed to
slavery extension, as.-embled at the Court House
in Montrose, on Monday evening, Nov. 27ih. The
meeting was organized by the election of the fol
lowing officers: D. 1). Warner, President; John
Bradshaw, eL A. Newton, Robert Griffis, J. C. Dush
nell, John Youngs, Caleb CarmaM, Amos Will
iams, S. B. Wells and cfilasF. McKune, Vice Pres
idents; and J. T. Langdon and Dr. E. Patrick,jr.,
On motion a Committee of five were appointed
to dratt Resolutions, viz : C. F. Read, \>\ illiam Jes>
Mip Jos. W.Smith, B. L. Canfield and Benjamin
In the absence of the committee, Judge V> il.nol
was called upon to address the Meeting, which he ■
did in the masterly, forcible and eloquent manner,
tor which he is distinguished. Ihe evils of s.a\e
ry, the wide departure of the national Government
from the policy of our Fathers in telation to that
institution, and the unjust and uangerons spiiit ot
aggression that actuates the Southern loaders o(
the present day. were all very ciearly demonstra
ted to his hearers, ami ho advised the union and co
operation of all the friends of freedom, in resisting
any further extension of slavery. At the conclu
sion of his long and very interesting address, tise
Committee, through their chairman, C. F. Read, re
ported the following resolutions :
Ist Resolved, That this Meeting in connection
with, end as the representatives of the majority in
this county at the late election, dean it proper to
organize the Republican Party.
2d. That we pursue this course from the convic
tion that the late elections in this Slate and in the
other Northern and Wesiern Slates have determin
ed that the Old Parties, Democratic and Whig, are
both superseded, and that the people expect and
demand a new organizition.
3d. That the irinciples upon which we stand
are first and primarily, decided, unswerving, and
uncompromising hostility to slavery extension, in
whatever guise it may be presented. Second, a
modification or Repeal o! the Fugitive Slave Law,
so tiiai full and entire preservation shall be given
10 the Rights of the citizens of the fiee States.
4ih. That we will sustain no man for any office
whose views are nt beyond any dispute or ques
tion on this great subject.
sth. That the members of the State Legislature
from this District, are hereby requested to vo ; e for
no man under any circumstances whatever, for U.
f. Senator whose position as a friend of freedom
is in the least doubtful, hut they are hereby reques
ted and urged to vi.te only for known, tried and in
corruptible opponents of the policy of Slavery ex
tension and aggrandizement.
6th. That tho Public Domain belongs equally
to all the States of this Union, and ought to be used
for mutual benefit of the whole, —as a means of car
rying out this principle and ol securing the early
and permanent settlement of the Public Lands, —
"The Homestead BUI," so called, meets our most
fullaod entire approbation.
7tli. That we holt" most fully by the great prin
ciples of equal rights and equal privileges, and
proscribe no man cr set of men for the exercise of
their religious principles or conscientious scruples
Libertyof conscience being an inalienable Right.
Bth. That we hold to Universal Education for
all, of eveiy class and nation, and that we shall use
all proper efforts to promote the diffusion not only
of elementary knowledge in Common Schools but
the ( pening of the higher schools to the Poor and
Rich alike.
9th. That an economical administration of the
Geneial and State Uovernmen's are indispensable
to the purity and well being of the country, and we
look with alarm at the progress of corruption, pec
ulation and fraud, practiced by the employees of
the Sta'e and Nation. Thai we will seek as the
surest means of prevention, a proper reduction of
the exorbitant patronage of the General Govern
ment, and the speedy sale of the public works of
the State.
10th. That we hold ourselves bound by no previ
ous party ties or obligations,—we organize anew,
and cordially invite all who hold by our principles
to unite with us in this organization.
11th. That the compromising which secured
Territory ,o Freedom, having been abrogated by
the Nebraska Kansas Bill, we are released from all
compromises with slavery, and we shall claim not
only the annulling of the repeal of the Missouri
Compromise, but shall oppose any further slave
Territory, or slave States, as a party of this Union.
12;h. That William Jessup, Franklin Praser, O.
G. Hempstead, Charles F. Read. Urbane Smith,
John Biadshaw and Seward B. Miller, be a Com
mittee to prepare an address to the citizens of ihis
State, upon the subjects embraced in these Resolu
tions, and to report at adjourned meeting lobe held
on the first Monday of January Court, and that said
committee also report a plan for the effectual or
ganization and ac ion of the party in this county.
13th. That we earnestly solicit the friends of our
principles who so fully triumphed at the late elec
tion, to organize the Republican Party in their sev
eral counties ai as early a date as practicable.
The meeting then dec ided to take up and discuss
Resolutions seperately. Judge Jessup support!d
the eecond Resolution in an able and eloquent
speech, wherein he expressed his conviction that
both the old parties are practically dead, and de
clared himself decidedly in favor of the organiza*
tii nof ihe proposed party. He was followed by C.
L. Ward of Towanda, who opposed iho formation
of a newpaityas uncalled for, and defended the
Nebraska Bill and the Administration of President
Pierce. Judge Wilmot then spoke in favor of the
Resolution. Ail the Resolutions reported by the
Committee were adopted.
On motion. Resolved that the proceedings of this
Mee'ing be published in the county newspapers. .
The Meeting then adjourned to the first Monday
of next January Term of Court.
Kaauas and Slavery.
The Missouri Compromise prohibited Slavery
from Kansas forever. Its repeat permitted its in
troduction. Apologists for that repeal urged that
it could have no practical effect,—that it only gave
to the people the right to do as they should choose
about it, —that the settlers were all opposed to Sla
very, and that Kansas would inevitatdy be a Free
State. Senator DOUOLVS, 'he nominal author of the
movement, said that this would be the result. The
election for a Delegate to Congress, lately held, has
resulted in the choice of a Pro-S/avery Democrat of
the ATCHISON and DOUGLAS school by a large ma
jority. This shows of how little value were the
qui*iing assurances by which the advocates of the
Nebaeka bill have endeavored to allay the public
sentiment asainst that measure. Of course it has
not been brought aboHt without effort; and the char
acter of that effort, and the success which attended
i', illustrate forcibly ihe real nature of the popular
sovereignty pretext upon which the justifications of
the biil is based.
The President appointed Gen. RCF.DER Governor
of the Territory. The Governor divided ihe Terri
tory intosixteen districts, appointed Election Judges
for them all, and gave them instructions to exclude
the votes of all who they should hare reason to believe
had come into the Teritory for the purpose of voting.
This gave a single Judge, appointed by a Governor
who held office at the will of the President, full i
power to disfranchise voters a*t his discretion ! This'
is the style of popular soveeeignty that prevails in
Kansas. Its practical operation is illustrated in the
following paragraph ;
Fiorn t!;e rarkesvitte (Missouri) Luminary.
UironTANT MOVEMENT. —Justbefore goingto press
we are informed that immense crowds of Missourt
ans have, within the last two or three day 3, been
going over into Kansas Territory. The numbers
are estimated to teach 3,000 cr 4,000, most of whom
have passed through Independence, Kansas City,
and Westport. A deputation was sent to Governor
UEKDER, to request him to open a polling place at
the Shawnee Mission ; and he was to take the mat
ter into consideration.
DKEP SNOW —lt snowed, steadily for three days in
Rochester Nothing like it has occurred for many
year?. The snow is three feet deep in the woods,
w here there are no Jul s Trains ofcars were em
bedded in 'he drift® in every dnect.on The block
udo was perf-.-t irorn Monday W®tr,e?Jay
morning J
Towanda, Saliinlay, December IG.ISJ J.
I The REPORT kit tr ill be furbished at Onf. Dnj.un
j per annum invariably in advance. and will be sent
no longer than paid for.
■ Subscribers will hive four weeks notice previous to the
expiration of their subscription ; when, if it is not
i renewed, the paper will be stopped.
\ Those in arrears can avail thouse'ves of hesc terms by
settling. \Yc shall give them until the close of the
present Volume, when we shall stop sending the pa
| per to every subscriber iu arrears.
| Any person sending us five new subscribers, with the
Cash, will receive a copy gratis for one year ; or
Six Copies will be sent to one address a year for S5.
] As the success of the Cash system depends upon its strict
i observance, cur Terms will be impartially and in-
I flexibly adhered to
Our New Terms.
We have yet to find iho siist subsctiber, who is
■ not pleased \ ith our new terms. During thu pres.
! ent term of Court, we have had an opportimi y of
learning personally from many ol our oldest and
' best palions, their opinions, and in every ease n
i has been highly satisfactory It needs no argument
to convince a subscriber who intends to pay /lr his
I paper punctually, that it is cheaper for him to pay
One Lollar in advance, ra;her than One Dollar and
■ a half or Two Dollars, according to the length ol
| ume which payment is delayed. For our part we
j are satisfied that the ptice we have fixed upon,
will be bettei for us than the old prices, with their
i inevitable delays and bad deb's.
M ny ot our su'osciibers who ire in arrears have
promptly paid op, and taken advantage of the re
j Juctiou. We tiustthat the remainder will speedily
jdo so They can avail* themselves of our new
; terms at any lime, by paying arrearages. We have
j many subscnbers who are owing us Irom one to
I ten years subscrip ion. If their accounts are not
attended to, by the tust of June next, we shall be
i compelled to part company with them. We tiusl
j there is not one of the number who is not willing
j to do us justice, by paying whal we have waited
for, so long and so patiently.
Very many ot ihe Country papers are adopting
the Ready-pay system. Indeed, (hey will all be
i forced to do so, or be " crushed out" by the City
Weeklies. Under the credit system of the country
press, the cash tor newspapers goes to the city and
the promises are all the country printers have to
live upon. The incubus which hangs upon all
ihe Country papers,like the Old Man upon the back
oi Smbad, is the papers they issue lor which they
j never get pay, ami the tardiness of many ot the
very ablest of their subscribers. If they could have
their pay promptly lor their labor, ihey would be
enabled logive such time and expense to their pa
pers, as would renJer them mora worthy cf pa
tronage. Having seen ihe operation of this never
get-your pay system tor the lasl fifteen years we
are convinced that no newspaper ever did, or
would thrive as it should 1 , under its operation. We
are determined to have our pay for every paper we
issue, and il it leaves us but one hundred sub*cri
bers we will en leaver to give them the full vvoith
of their money.
We have often in the course of our type and-ink
career, heard the surprise expressed why a paper
could not be printed in tire country as cheap as in the
city. Such a surmise may perhaps be natural in
those who are in no degree acquainted with 'he
modus operandi We will take the case r.l ihe Phil
adelphia D. llur Newspaper as an illustration. This
is a piper whicli finds its way into many families
i in Bradford County, is a very readable paper, and
is furnished at very extraordinary low prices. The
proprietors o! that paper are also the publisher ol
a daily newspaper, coiled ihe Ledger which is sold
tor one cent. This price of course, does not pay
for the labor expended upon each issae, al hough
its circulation is 50 000 daily ; but it is filled with
advet i err.etits, which make up the deficit arid af.
ford a handsome fortune. The reading matter con
tained in the Ledger is taken'every week, to make
up the Dollar Sew spa per, requiring but little, if any
, alteration. The establishment of course, has a large
number ol steam presses, which are as much ex
pense or neaily so, idle, as running. It will be
readily seen that the only item of expense, of any
importance, in issuing that newspaper, is the cost
of paper.
It must bo remembered, that while ive have but
a single County to depend upon, that paper has
the whole continent lor its fit-11. With an immense
circulation,it requires but a very small profit on
each paper la make an immense income. The
propria ors of the Dollar Newspaper can afford to
furnish iheir paper at the price each sheet of whi e
paper cos's us,and yet make princely fortunes. Our
readers will observe at once, why such a thing as
competing with the ciiy press cannot for a moment
be'en'erlained. Bui ijriunately for U3 poor printers,
the ci'y paper does not supply the wants ot our in
habitants. There are local matters of the utmost
importance, which they can only obtain through
iheir coun'y paper. The belter that is patronized,
the more able it will be'io minister to their wants—
to gather up and "report, the facts and occurrences
which are interesting.
In this light we trust that every subscriber will
promptly do his own duty, anJ when done, it will
! not require any great amount of time or exertion,
for iiim to procure the name o! some neighbor, and
send it to us, accompanied by the money.
The following is the evidence ol some of our
contemporaries who have adopted the advance pay
ment sys'em:—
We observe that many of our country exchanges
j are adopting the advance pay system,and vv hope
jit R ill soon be the only one practiced. It is an in
variable rule with those city papers that the coun
| try press has to compete wiih, and is the n-ain se
cret of their success in " crushing out" the latter;
they have no bad debts to lose, nor good on ?s to be
swallowed up in the expense of collection. The old
system of credit, and two or three prices for a
newspaper, (according to the Ume payment in made)
is a miserable one, and the sooner it is who !y done
away with, the better it will be for all partier. The
publisher who has pay in advance for his paper,
has the money to use in his business, and is saved
the time and expense of running after it; while the
man who agrees to pay $1,50 at the end of the year,
may be worthy of credit for a small amount, but he
cannot do a very extensive business on that plan
without being speedily "wound up."
We adopted the rule of advance payment on the
first of September, and are sati; fied with it* work
ings thus far. We have not lost a dozen subscri
bers whom we would wish to remain With their way
of doing business; but have got rid of quite a num
ber who always owed for their papers, and proba
bly always wilt.— Onondaga Gazette.
We adopted the rule of advance payment some
eighteen months ago, and it has worked so well that
nothing would induce us to return to the old credit
system. In tact, we could not have kept the Jour
nal ali\e till -his time, if we had not made the
change. We have lost some good sub.-cribers by
it, which we regret, and think our friends ought to
have prevented any decrease in our circulation, by
personal etfors in every Township to increase our
list.— Poller Journal.
Ths Towancla Post OlSce.
The public was astonished, last week, by the
announcement that WM II PERKINS was removed
from the I'ust Office at this place, and Dr. II C
POUTER app tinted. Mr. PERKINS has been Post
Master since May last, and in the performance ol
the ardin us, responsible and deltea'e dtt'ies of the
office, lias given the most universal satisfaction
Giving up to the office his whole time and ailen
ixi, he has # always been found at his post, ready,
accommodating and courteous. It is no disparage
ment to his predecessors to say, that so general sat
isficion lias never before been given in the Pott
It is no' surprising, in view of the popular appre
ciation ot his official conduct, that the ci izens of
this place should hear with feelings of astonishment
and indigna'iou thai he has been removed, without
a charge being made against his chatac er as a
man or an officer, without reference to the p >pn!ar
voice, and in express opposition to the feelings and
wishes of nine-tenths ol the persons doing business
at the office.
h is not because one man is removed from of
fice (even though injustice is done thereby) and
another appointed in his place, hat we deem the
matter worthy of comment. It is because we be
lieve tfw outrage which has been perpetrated here,
should be fully understood by the Democracy of
lite county, as a blow aimed at nine-tetuhs of thai
Democracy, and which should have a lasting effect
upon their political action hereafter.
Mr. PERKINS is a young man, and never has
been a violent partisan, though agreeing in senti
ment with the Democracy of the County He was
appointed Post Master at this place in May last,
his opinions upon all the political questions of the
day, being as well understood then as now. In
the election which has just passed, he was the sup
porter of the State and County Democratic Ticket,
ami we are not aware that his political orthodoxy
has ever been questioned, unless opposition to the
Repeal of the Missouri Comptomise is held as a
sin. Notwi hstanding all this; notwithstanding
the faithful manner in which lie discharged the
duties of his office, he is removed. And lor what?
As the ' powers thai be," assign no reason for the
act, we can only judge by the best lights we can
Mr. Perkins sutlers for the action of ihe Democ
racy ol Bradford. Despite the claim that the gub
ernatorial contest diJ not involve the Nebraska
question, there can now be no doubt that the de
feat in Pennsylvania has exasperated anddiscour
aged the National A laiinistratior, more than the
disasters in all the o her States combined If we
had persuaded ourelves thaf ihe question would
not be aflecte.l by the result, we frank !y confess
we were mi-taken. To this Sla e, above ail others.
the National Administration, though despised and
forsaken everywhere ek-e, looked for consolation
and support. If Pennsylvania, which lias never
belore faltered in sustaining the cause of Slavery
P.opagandisrn, failed, there was no hope. The
result has maddened this puerile Administration,
and in its desperation it looks around for victims
upon which to wreak its vengeance.
The Post Master at this place, unfoitunately, has
always been a friend of Judge WILMOT. At least
he is not one cf those who have been doing the
despicable and dirty work of Mr. W.'s traducers
In tfie impotence of their malice, they fancy they
can reach him, and through him the Democracy of
the County by removing the Post Master at To
wanda! Glorious achievement! Worthy of be
ing recorded on the page of history beside the bom
bardment of Grey'own! Fit deed for an Adminis
tration ol lit le deeds! The Union is now safe,
arid he Democracy ft l> adfoid, who dare lo be in
dependent, are dreadfully rebuked and puni-hed!
The lesson which this teaches us, and should
teach the Fieemen ol this County, is never her'at
1 ter to aid or abet in the elevation of a doughface to
office. II we are to be proscribed and outlawed fur
the consis'ent advocacy of our principles, .at least
let it not be done by men who owe their position
and their power to our support arid exenions We
would support a slaveholder cheerfully, if occasion
sliou'd require; but your contemptible, noncom
mittal dough lace, never! We will never again as
sist to place in power any man, ot whom there is
the least danger from tr- achery, or who will use
the patronage of the.Government to advance the
designs of Slavery, requiring us to become equally
disgraced in falsehood and treachery, or be declar
ed out of the pale ol the party. "We have ha 1
enough of POLKS and PIERCES.
Th J littleness and meanness ol this attempt to
punish somebody lor the result of the late election,
as well as the political and pecuniary importance of
the Towanda Post Office will be understood from
die history of its journeying* to and fro, under i s
new possessor?. On Saturday evening last, Dr
PORTER took possession, and moved the concern
into his drug store ; on Sunday the mail was deliv
ered there; and on Monday morning belore day
light, it was moved b.ick to its old locution, given up
to, and placed under the control ol BAILEY & NEV
INS, the former of whom was postinas'er under TY
LER and FILLMORE, and both of whom are Whigs!
We believe that in this matter Judge CAMPBELL
has been misled and deceived, by men in whose
integrity ami confidence he has placed too much
confidence. We do not believe that he intended
by changing the Postmaster here, to remove a com
petent and worthy Democrat, for the purpose of
placing the office in the hands of Whigs. If it was
designed merely to oust Mr. PERKINS, we can as
sure the Post Master General that he has done no
thing to deserve it; and the act is an exhibition of
smallness, malignancy and injustice, of which we
did not believe him capable.
(fcir The " Uauman House/' at Portage Falls,
N. V., was totally destroyed by fire, on Tuesday
evening last,
Chase for Beulon.
Our esteemed friend cd the Montrose Democal
has just issued a pronunciamento in regard to the
next Presidential election. He is sensible to the
last. We welcome him back to the common
ground upon which we have fought. Whatever
maybe the cause of his returning saneness, we
will not stop to enquire. He is for BENTON, first
last, and all the lime! (He should have added
'• and for SAM HUSTON next.' ) Glorious old BEN
TON, faithful among the faithful he stands, pre em
inent irt the towering grandeur ol his moral and independence aid integrity. The patron
age of succeeding Administrations has failed to
coriupt him, or seduce him from the pa'h of princi
ple, nor have the a'tarks of enemies daunted him
under circumstances when the bravest would liave
quailed. With him for President, how the rascals
would tly horn Washington, how thoroughly the
Augean stables would be cleansed, how the moral
atmosphere of office would be purified. Gsfphins
and Garays, Gardners and Chickasaws would 100-e
their hold upon the Treasury, and give up the
ghost in very flight.
Next to him, our choice would be SAM HU-AON
Perhaps, under all the circumstances, he is the
most available candidate, and availability in the
nejt contest should only be second to merit.' He
possesses many points in common with Old Bull
ion. With either tor President, we cou'd never
have cause to blush for tire imbecility ol the Ciriel
Executive of our Republic.
Below will be found CHASE'S remarks. We
place them it our columns, that we may have them
handy. We trust we shall never have occasion to
reier to them. But we give him notice that wa
shall hold him to his text, and no dodging:—
•' The country in its present political condition,
now presents an anomalous appearance. The next
Presidential campaign will solve a mystery which
now rests as dark as gloom upon all. In diat con
test men who have never beh re acted together po
litically, and who hold no other opinions in com
mon save upon the subject of Slavery expansion,
will be found laboring and voting together; and
this whether they form themselves into any distinct
ive organization or not. There will be a coining
together, because circumstances have so fixed it,
und whether they act under rrsy political organiza
tion we do not regard as of importance, because
such an organization, composed of discordant ele
ments, will have no essential element of perpetuity
beyond the question of Slavery itseii". W tether
such an organization be formed or not, She men—
the voters —will act together so far as voting is
concerned, until the question shall be settled, and
will act together no longer at any rate. The only
difference that the organization can make, is in
possibly giving more force and efficiency to the re
sistance of slavery aggression, while it may con
' as we are concerned, our position was
lone ago taken, and this movement will not alter or
amend it. There will be no elections previous to
the Presidential election In 'SO, in which we feel
much interest. We regard the present as the most
important and dangerous crisis in the history of
this government, and we also regard the next Pres
idential election as that which shall settle, for weal
or woe, the destinies of the government for future
years. For that contest our tiag is unfurled, and
our action decided upon, if we shall be spared to
participate therein. Regardless of any present po
laical organization, we are for THOMAS H. BEXTOX
for President, and expect to vote for him if wo
shall live to vote at all. We have made up ottr
mind to do it, because we regard Mr. BEXTON as
the purest living embodiment of those great princi
ples upon which the Democratic party was found
ed, and winch were exemplified in the administrai
lions of Jefferson Madison and Jackson. Tho-e
great and bfller lights of the Republic have gone
nut —while Benton who has placed the m i t pro
found and consistent expositions of their policy, in
its purity, upon the history of the country, during
his long public service, remains behind. We fol
low him as a light of the glorious past, preserved
to ailume the more darkened present. The very
quintessence of radical American democracy is to
be found in his doctrines. There is a substance
in them, and that substance we are after. It is
' worth more to the nation and the world, than all
, ihe modern dogmas of all our modern political phi—
j losophers. It is the vital spark of republicanism,
iof living, breathing, God-created Democracy. It is
the pure metal—the unalloyed " Old Du'lion."
" This is (he platform on which we stand, and
where we shall stand, and we therefore look upon
all organizations with very much of indifference.—
We expect that die next Presidential campaign will
be pretty much of a "scrub race." in which every
body will be "on their own hook." We have start
ed on ours early—and those who are for Denton we
shall work wttth—those who are against him we
shall work againsr. We have not. nor shall we
abandon or compromise a single democratic idea
that we have ever advocated, or which has formed
a distinctive article in the creed of a Democrat.—
Denton embodies them all—we are for him and for
them a!!. Those who have democratic principles
at heart, have no excuse for not going for him, and
those who have not, we want nothing to do with.—
This is just where we stand—just what we feel and
think. Oihers may make the best of it—it is a mat
ter of indifterence to us."
attention of our readers to the proceedings of the
Mass Meeting of Freemen, lately held in Mont
rose The resolutions of that meeting are such as
almost every Fieeman will approve. Parly lines
are broken down ; partizan distinctions obliterated
irt the new issues forced upon the Country, by the
Slavery Nullifiers to detain the preponderance o(
Slave Power. Sooner or later there must be Union
of Fieemen to meet ihe issues thus forced upon us.
The lime is last hastening, when we shall be oblig
ed to meet the question, or succumb to the plans ol
ihe Slavery-Popaganda. It is no time for Northern
Freemen to allow old and obsolete issues to divide
4 md weaken them, when Southern men are unit,
without regard lo parly.
We tru-t that belore the next Presidential contest
we shall see such a fusion of Freemen, under one
common banner, and in a common cause, as will
foiever stop the spread of Slavery,and by determin
ing i's boundaries, and saying to the institution
"thus far shalt thou go, and no farther," allay the
dircussion of the question, and remove it from the
Halls of Congress, and trom the politics of the
DOUBTFUT.— The Washington correspondent of
the Evening Pout tells us the following story of
Gov. BIGLEK, during the late canvas 3, which we
are somewhat inclined to consider apocryphal:
'•To show how completely the Know Nothings have
humbugged the candidates of other parlies at the
late elections, I may mention a story which is told
hereabouts, that Gov Bigler, when stumping the
state ol Pennsylvania, was. according to the cus
tom, there, escorted from county to county by a
committee ot what supposed were leading and ac
credited democrats, who would, on his going into
the next county, pus him into the hands of another
•uch committee. Of course, their business was to
advise, encourage and apptaud him, and they did
this particularly when he most severe on the new
party. What was his surprise at the end of the
campaign when he found that he had been con
ducted all over the state not by democrat, but by
the disguised Know Nothings!''
£otal |tnns.
To the Editor of the Bradford Reporter:—
QUERIES.— 1. Iluve we a Post Office amongst us?
2. WoulJ it not be weli to adverse the alterna
tions of the Post Office, so that our citizens would
not be at the trouble of hunting it up?
3. As i: is a traveling Post Office, should not the
Department appoint a Route Agent to accompany it
in its peregrinations?
4 As every body ■ wears that every body e!-e
had nothing to do with trie removal of Mr. PERKINS,
and as no body Knows Nothing about it, may it not
have been accoinpli-hed by that übiquitous and
mysterious gett'lemati called " Sam. ' He tr is been
cutting up some strange pranks la'ely, and :his may
be his work.
Interrogatively, yours, K. N
SNO-.V AND SLEIGHING —Tiicre 1- a fair prospect
that the neglect to lurnish us wnh a. single day
sleighing last winter, will be more lian repaid this
season. O-i Sunday week, a violent snow storm
set in, continuing all day Monday, and covering
the ground with a fleecy mantle, 10 the depth of |
nearly or quue eighteen inches. It was, to all in
tents and purposes a tegular old fashioned Decem
ber storm, such an one, as in past years, might be
safely calculated upon about December Court. On
Fiiday morning Bth in"., at 7 A. M. the thdremorn
eter stood precisely ai Zero. The cold wea her has
app iran !y fastened the sleig ing upon us, andpiot
withstanding ihe sun's rays endeavor lo dissipate
it, there is every indications of its being a pennon
en 1 inslitu ion. The ice has also frozen in -he river
to sucn a thickness that it has been used for cross-,
ing, for a week past, affording an excellent substi
tute for our unfortunate Bridge.
LUMBER FRO/EN lie.—Tnera is lying in the wa
ter, in the pool formed by the dam, a large amount
ofiumber, estimated at a million and a hall feet,
rafted in expecta'ion ola fall he-net, and ready for
a trip down the river. The recent cold wea'her
had frozen this into die ice, in such a position that
it was in danger of becoming a total loss. For
some days past, the owners have been engaged in
sawing a canal in the ice just below the Bridge,
through which to tow their arks and rafts to the
East side of trie River, avail themselves °f -he pro
tection from ice Ire.-hets afforded by the Bridge
Embankment. Their efforts have been surcesslul,
arid a large am >u it of lumber tias been placed in
situation where it is to be hoped i! will be safe.
MASONIC —At the'annual election for officers ol
Union Lodge. No 108, A. Y. M , the following
persons were elected officers for the ensuing year:
Secretary. — E. H. MASON.
Treasurer —GEOßGE C.GORK.
At the annual election lor officers of Bradford
Chapter, N >. 167, the following persons were el
elec ed officers for the ensuing year;—
Secretary —E. H. MASON.
Treasurer. —HENßY J MADILL.
ArTnr. MEETING for the election of officers of
Franklin Fire Company, iVo. 1, the following per
sons were chosen for the ensuing term:—
Foreman —GEOßGE E. FOX.
IST Assistant —E. O. GOODRICH.
2<l d -.—WM B.DODGE.
Secretary —N. T. B- CART
Treasurer —ALLEN MCKEAN.
Pipsman —\V. W MEANS.
case growing out of the arrest ol the officer- engag
ed in the attempted capture of BILI, THOMAS, an al-
I edged fugitive slave, at Wilkesbarre, last vear,
was before the Supreme Court at Philadelphia, on
Tues 'ay last, ami Chief Justice LEWIS gave the de
cision of die Court. It will be remembered that the
officers engaged in the atternp to capture die slave
were arrested on a bill of indictment found by ihe
Court of Luzerne Conn'y, for assault and a tempt to
kill but that Judge KANF. of the U. S. DlS'rie! Court,
discharged them. They we re arrested by order
ol the Supreme Court, anil while in Ihe custody o!
the Sheriff were taken before the United Sta es Cir
cuit Court on a writ ol habeas corpus , and on hear
ing Ihe testimony GRIER ordered the Sheriff
to discharge them. He obeyed die mandate. The
present action was for an attachment against the
Sheriff for contempt ol Court. The decision de
clares that the United States Circuit Coutt had no
j'irisd etion, and that iho Sheriff was guilty of
contempt in obeying the o-der for the relea-e olthe
officers, tut as he acted through ignorance the at
tachment is not granted
FOREIGN NEWS—The steamship Pacific , anived
at New York on Wednesday last, with eight days
later intelligence, which is not, however, of much
Nothing definite has yet occurred at Sebastopol.
Since the terrible battle of die sth ol October, nei
ther party has been in a condition to renew
active operations. Reinforcements are pouring in
for both armies, and it is probable the decisive
struggle will soon occur.
England and France have given notice that they
no longer recognize the four points as a base of
peace; but intend to ho 1 J the Crimea, and wiil in
their own time, dictate terms of peae.e.
The English Parliament is to be convened, a for
dispatch ol divers important and urgent matters"
Cotton is dull and lower, and breadstuffs have
declined in ptice.
hear fiotn the Sandwich Islands that ihe treaty of
Annexation is on the point of being signed by the
Royal Government, ami will soon reach the United
Steles. Though the facts sta'ed by our present re.
port with regard to the state of the negotiations are
essentially the same as we had months ago, the
general publicity they have now attained at Hono
lulu shows that the matter has nearly reached it?
conclusion, and that irt a few weeks the question
writ probably be brought before Congress for final
MASSACHL'SKTS ELECTION —The municipal elec
tion in Boston, on Monday, resulteJ in the re-elec
tion ol Dr. Smith, the Kuow-Nothing candidate for
Mayor, by 1200 majority. In Worcester, Roxbury,
anJ other towns, the entire Know Nothing ticket is
l' stated that ANDREW G CURTIN, of Cen
tre counly, is to be Secretary of State under Gov
Pollock, and JOHN M. SULLIVAN, of Butler county,
to be the Deputy Secretary. Who the Attorney
General is to be. has nol transpired.
Bradford. County Court.
On the usual day for commencing the
Term of our County Court#, neither of the J UI K,
was in attendance and but few persons intereste '
making their appearance, owing to the ev - eio
snow storm of the preceding day, which had rer,
deteJ traveling utterly impossible. The Court
opened day after day, by PiOlhonotary MCKIA.V
and adjourned, until Thursday morning, when
Judges made their appearance, and business CO.T,
Eighteen Giand Jurors were in attendance an *
were s worn, EDMUND KKLLKY acting AS Foretni-
The following is a synopsis of the business trap,
sac'ed before them .
Com vs. Sarah Jfaicffe—lndictment for a !u!'e- y
an ! fornication. James D Riddle, prosecutor.—
Gtarnl Ju'y find no bill, and Counly far costs
Com vs Philip Hull —lndiiemenl for aJull ry 1
with the above defendant, same prosecutor, an]
same decision by Grand Jury.
Com vs Jonathan Buck. Jr —and Com. vi .v
Franklin Tuttlc, and also Com. vs Samuel C Bout
— These were indictments lor violations of tf, 9
Liquor Law of ol 1351, commonly known as
Bnckalew's act " The Gr m l Jury found no br;
on all these cases, and directed that the prosecu.
tor. E S Tracy, pay the costs in the two first caes
and the Couti'y in the last.
Com.vs \Vm. II Leonard— lndicted for adultery
and bastardy, St.*. Grand Jury find a true bill
Coin. vs. Chri-topher E Pierce —lod ic mem for
adultery and bastardy &c Grand Jury find a true
Com vs. Horace IV Soulhwell— lndic'meol for
keeping tavern in I.eßoy township, without a ;i.
cert-ip. Grand Jury find a true bill.
In the cae ol Com vs B IV. Earns and Com u
Stephen one appeared to prosecute. the
defendants were discharged.
Com. vs Albert Peterson —lndictment founj a;
February sessions. 1854. for furnishing court erfer
money no es to Wiley Fuller,and for conspiracy to
put counterfeit notes in circulation, SEC. The Dis
trict Attorney having filed good and sufficient rea
sons, the Court direct that a nol e prosequi be eniet
ed in this case.
Com vs Lorenzo D. Hirt —lndictment found a:
September session 1854, for selling liquor to rat
nors and to intoxicated persons under the act oi
1351. The Court consent that a nolle prosequi be en.
tered i:i this case, lor reasons fileJ. The law on
der which he was convicted not having been offi
cially published in this County until after the of.
lence was committed.
Com.vs. Philip P Sxcet —lndicted at May ses
sion 1854 . for forging of certain receipts. In dm
case, the Prosecuting Attorney, with the conentoi
the Court enters a nolle prosequi, for reasons filed.
Com vs Wm II Covert —lndictment found, and
defendant convicted at September Session' 1351
lor violation of the Liquor Law ol 1854. In this
case, on motion to pronounce sentence, ihe defen
dant produced a full pardon, from Gov Bigleqdi. 3
ted November 11, 1851, in consideration ol the
n in-publica ion of said Act of Assembly.
Tavern Licenses —ln the manner ol the appiica
tion ol L. D Bowman, tor license to keep a taver.
in Sou h Towanda, and ol Samuel Hager, i:i Cap
on township, and remonstrances again?! the same
Ihe Court appoint the third Monday of the present
term for hearing the samo.
Com vs. Simon (hit —lndicted at May session
1351, for larceny in stealing from Silas S. Myers,
the sum of 554 in bank notes, on the 16:h of Apt:
1351. The jury after hearing the evidence, find -
the defendant not guilty.
Com.vs Susan Jones —fndicteJ at Sept. session*
for passing a counterfeit SlO bill, on the R -chess;
Bank, to Ira Wolcott, on the 13th of July la*:. Tr-a
Jury tin J the defendant not guilty, an J the prosecu
tor, Ira Wolcott, pay the ccsus.
Divorce Cases—On the petition of flariet Wilcci,
the Court decree a divorce from her husband, Ma
son E Wilcox.
O.i the petition of Moses (Justin, the Court decree
a divorce from his wile, Phoebe Gusbn.
On petition of L'el C. Poner, the Court decre; a
divorce from his wile, Juliet Porter.
Stephen Pierce vs. Jacob Ha rlcn ess— Eject men 'lot
a tract of land in Spriogfie-d township. '1 he jtj
re'urned a verdict lor plaintiff.
I On application, an inquest was held upon ti-s
| lunacy of Reuben Pettes, who was declared to M
a lunatic, and the Court grant an order fur Ins t;
i rnoval lo the State Lunatic Asylum.
John Vanderm's Administrator's vs. the Corn's- j
!of Pennsylvania —This was a suit commenced a ,
1 1830, for the value ofa certain tract of land in Vy
a'.using, under an act of Assembly for the relief'
Connecticut claimants, within the limits ofite oh j
seventeen townships. The jury returned a ve.v~ |
tor plaintiff tor $531.
Sides vs Mitchells —Suit in ejectment tor about
three acre.- of land in Springfield township. Jo-! 3
find for the plain'ifl.
S. IV. Alden vs Richard <y James A. Paine— lo
tion of repievin, to recover a yoke of oxen. In
jury find lor the plaintiff. $6O 06.
OCT The following is the official vole for G: r |
eruor arid of Lieutenant Governor of New York
Myron II Claik 156 SOI
Horatio Seymour 156.435
Daniei TTllmatin 122 282
Greene C. Brortson 33 85!) d
Henry J. Raymond 157,168 1
William H Ludlcw 128,633
G A. Scroggs 121.037
Elijah Ford 52,074
(Kt* The recent storm at the North was ib*
worst one that ha visited that region for years-
On the lakes there have been some l.ves and tunc-'
property lost. The shores of North river are lit" l '
with stranded canal boats, barges and sloops
snows extended over Canada, where it is rt !
CONGRESS.—The proceedings in Congress sL ! ji
far have been unimpoitant. It is now pretty Js"
tritely settled that no business of any import*" 1 ' 1 |
will be transacted until after the holidays aro°*'
Ihe various Committees are busy,
some show of work will be made in the interim-
FATAL ACCIDENT.!— On Wednesday I
last week, as Charles Serling, of Hemlock to** |
ship, Columbia co , was returning homo from
place, it is supposed he fell out of his wagon, • I
Willed himself. He was found lying between '■
Iront of his wagon and his horse, quite dead, *
horse'stanJing on one of his hands Hie
ceased leaves a large family in destitute S'/ L 7 ; i-1
stances, and was himself unfortunately, aJ-..:ct<" *
intempera'e habi's.— Columbia Democrat.