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(ore we enter," said ihe patron, knocking at the
floor gently, and placing ihe candle behind hitn
No answer—he is cer ainly asleep," whisper
ed the patrona.
" Knock again," growled Juan Rosa.
A smart blow was then g'Vrn ; but still I trade
nit reply. Then il.a patrona applied his hand lo
the latch : but before he could open the door, 1
lite.l right through the slender panels, and shot
luni dead by one bullet, knocking over the os ler
by the uiher, winch tie teoeitred through ins neck
Ciuboitig ny rifle, I then rti-hed ou : ; and charg
ing thenr. in the smoke and cotikmciti, dealt Juan
Rosa a tiemeridoua blow wt'h 'he bnl! en J which
leveled him beside the two ruffians who lay bleed
ing in the narrow passage. Escaping a pistol shot
from Juan, but receiving two desperate cu's ftosi
ihe wasp Pedrtllo, 1 reached the end of the pas
sage, sprang ''trough the common hall, anil found
the outer door tastenej By main strength 1 toie
it open arid reached the external gallery, over
which 1 dropped, though it was full twelve feel
from the ground; and just as I did so, the boy Pe
drillo fired one of JUKI'S pistols alter me, but I ES
caped it, and rati down the mountain si >pe, load
ing my rifle as I went, and diiving a builel home
into each barrel.
Gray morning was spreading along the east, anu
the red flush of the cumins sun was brightening
behind the dark towers of Gibral Faro, and spark
ling on the lattices cl Malaga. The aromatic
plants were putting forth their sweetest perfume,
atid the light foliage of the sugar cane, the cotton
plant, and citron tree, were shaking off the heavy
dews of the night The air was clear and cool;
alter the uneasiness oi ihe past day anil sleepless
night and its terrors, the fresh dewy atmosphere
revived me, and dashing down the lonely moun
tain side, I reached a little pueblo, and reported
the whole affair to the officer who there comman
deJ a party ul the Carbineros of Antequera.
A sergeant and twenty troopeig galloped eway
to the posada, which they found compl *ieiy desert
ed by all its living tenants; but they hung the pa'ro
t.a upon a tree, burned the hou-e to the ground,
and conveyed the mangled remains of pour Jack
flail to Malaga, where they were interred next
day with all the honors of war, in the Corner of
Campo Santo which is appropriated to the burial ot
strangers ; and the marines of the Blonde tired
three volleys over ttia grave, where as noble a
heart as Her Majesty's service posseted, was
committed to the earth of Spain.
An hour's examination belore a magis'rate, who
swore me across my sword as to the particular*,
was all the judicial inquiries ever made ; we saj
ed next day, and reached Portsmouth alter a fine
run, and without any mishaps, but I shall never
forget that tpmbie night among the mountains of
Antequera, Martin Seco, hi* wife, Padnllo's tale,
and ihe honors ol La I'osaJa Del Cavalla.
Proceedings of the Penn'a. Legislature.
HARRI-BORO. Jan. It 1555.
SENATE. —The Senators from Philadelphia city
present petitions lor the lepeal ol the usury laws.
Mr. Piat. submitted petitions in favor ot a new
county, to be called Faiifield, out of parls ol Brad
ford and Tioga counties,
Mr. Browne, from the Committee of Estates and
Escheats, reported a bill for the relief of the United
Mr Tag; ;art submitted a resolu ion to appoint |
Wm. J Ralston additional door keeper. Laid over.
The Senate than proceed".! to the House for the
purpose of attending the opening of the returns of
ihe election lor Governor.
O.t returning to the Senate Chamber, ihe teller
reported, and on motion the Sena's udjournej.
HOUSE — 1 he Speaker presented the repoit of the
Treasurer of ihe Girard Estate
Petitions were presented lor she repeal of ihe
usury laws; for the renewal ol the charter of the
Southwark Bank, and for the divorce oi Rebecca
At twenty minutes before twelve o'clock the
Senators were introduced in o the House, lor the
purpose ol witnessing the counting and the devia
tion of the votes for Governor.
The Speaker of ihe Senate ncteJ at President,
and announced the following as die official result:
James Poilock, 203.822
William B.gler, 160,991
Scattering. ' 33
James Pollock war deedareJ to be duly elected
Governor of the S ate, and the certificate ol his el
ec'ion was signed by ih t Speakers of bo'h Houses,
and being read by the Cleik, the Convention ad
The teller then reported the result oi the joint
meeting ol the House, when a motion lo adjourn
FRIDAY, Jan 12
SENATE. —The Judiciary Committee reportej a
bill modifying the usury laws of the State, and al
so A supplement to (he act defining and punishing
Mr. Ferguson res#' in place a bill to incorpora'e
the Bank of New Castla.
Mr. Piatt, a bill for the erection of a new county,
to be called " Fairfield," out of parts of Bradford
Mr Price, a bill for lite better preservation of the
records of the Cour's ol Philadelphia; also a till
lor the sale ol the Delaware Division, and to in
corporate the Delaware Canal Company, and a bit!
to sell the North and West Branch Canal, anJ to
incorporate the Susquehanna Canal Company.
Mr. Price offered a resolu'ion, which was adopt
rd, instructing the Judiciary Committee to it.qut e
into the cause ol the error in the act passed at ihe
last session, relative lo the Court ot Common Picas
On motion, a join! resolution was adop'rd to go
into an election for Sate Treasurer on Monday
The Senate then went into nominations forS'ate
Treasurer, when some 29 names were placeJ in
The balance of the session was devoted to the
consideration ol the Governors vetos.
The veto of the L>. 11 concerning the capital of the
HonesJale Bank was cons ; dere.t and the bill lost, I
but subseauen ly the vote was reconsidered.
The Lager Beer bill, which had been vetoed,
was lost—yeas 10. nays 19
The veto of the bill relative to the collateral in
heritance tax, was sustained by 3 vote of 27 to 1
The Sena's then adjourned.
HOUSE. —Mr. Avery submitted a resolution ad
ding two members to the Committee on Vice and
Immorality, and instructing the Committee to
bring in a bill to restrain the manufacture and sale
of intoxicating liqnor3.
The second division was then amended so a* to
instruct the Committee to inquire into the expedi
ency oi reporting such a bill, and the resolution was
then laid on the table.
Mr. Fletcher offered a resolution, instructing the
Judiciary CoYnmittee to inquire into the expedien
cy of revising and equalizing the salaries of the
Judges ol the Courts oi this Commonwealth.
The resolution, after some debate, was agreed to
A committee of three was appointed on the part
ol the House, lo escort Gov Pollock to the Hall of
the House, 0.1 Tuesday next, lo take lbs oath of of
The Hall ol the House, was on mo-ion, granted
to the State Agricultural Society for their next an
Mr. Smith, from the Select Committee thereon
reported, with sundry amendments, the bill lo pro
hibit the sale of liquors on the S .bbath
A resolution was adopted to elect a State Trea3
urer on Monday, and a number of nomina ions
were made therefore incloding Joseph Bailey, Eli
Siller, Gideon J. Ball, N. P. Hubert and others.
The Hou-e iben adjonrned.
DEATH OF A CIRAFFE A giraffe belonging to lite
men agon a of Van Amburg, and valued at ? 15.000,
waa drowned at New Odean, on the 3Q:h ultimo!
' CrS" A Caraoa League hasten formed in Lin
er cow v wJt a capital cl S2OO. 000
XXXIIId CoDgrcss.—Second Session.
WEDNESDAY, Jan 10.
SENATE.— Mr. Sumner presented a petition nu
mernmly signed by citizenscfM vs-achuseits, pray
ing Congress to pass a law ptohibuir.gthe employ
ment of officers ol the army :n civil occupations.
Oil motion by Mr Cass, the first Monday in Feb
ruary was assigned for the coueidera'ion of die re
solutions on d.tt subject of religious freedom of
American ci izens while traveling or residing in
Mr. I'iodhead repotted a j >int resolu'ion for send
ing a steamer and tender for the tescne or relief oi
the expedition under command of Dr Kane, now
in the Arctic regions.
The Senate [saving resumed the onnsidera'ion of
ihe bill to amend and modify die jud.cial system of
the United States Mr. Btyard spoke a - some length
in favut thereof and in opposition to the proposed
amendments. When lie had concluded, the furth
er consideration of ih- subject was postponed un
til to-motrow; ami, after an executive session the
H T'K or REPRESENTATIVES. —The Speaker laid
before the House a commmtication)fro:ii the Treas
ui) Department, containing certain financial state
ments of the Comptroller, arid a communication
from the Commissioner ol Public Buildings, giving
a statement of tha contracts made by that officer
during the year 1851; which were ordeied to be
The House then proceeded to (he consideration
of the bill to graduate aiul reduce the price of p.ub
lic land* to actual settlers and cultivators, to whieh
ih3 homestead bill was pending as an amendment.
The amendment was discus-ed by Messrs. Camp
bell, Orr, Jones, of Tennessee, ami Dawson, ami
then it was rejected—yeas 72, nays 93 The
amendment ol the Cornmit ee on Public Lands, in
ihe form ola substitute, was agreed to; but the
House refused to pass tne bill—yeas 68 nays 95.
Oa motion, the House then adjourned,
THURSDAY, Jan 11.
SENATE. — Mr Toombs submitted a resolution di
reeling trie Secretary ol the Navy to lay before the
Senate information in relation lo the litne.-s ot the
Harbor of Brunswick, Georgia, for a naval depot
and asking his opinion as to the propriety of es
tablishing Mich a depot al that place: agreed 10.
The bill granting adJmonal bounty lands to the
old soldiers was again taken up, ami debated by
Messrs. Cooper, Cass, Rockwell, Fessenden, and
otheis; and aher an executive session, the Senate
H 'U-E OF REPRESENTATIVE*. —Mr. Houston.from
'he Committee ol Ways and Means, teporied back
the M littiry Academy appropriation bill.
The M 'use then proceeded to the considera'ion
of the hiil to remodel 'he diplomatic and consular
system ol th- United S ales; which, af.er being ex
plained by Mr Peikins, ol Louisiana, was relerred
to the Commutee ot the Whoje Hou-e. The House
resinned the consideration of the Pacific railroad
trill, when Mr. Chandler delivered an able and
eloquent speech against Ihe dactrines ol the Know
Nothings. Mr Cox t 'flowed wi ha speech against
the Administration, ami in favor of lbs whigs and
The committee then rose, and the House ad
FiiiOA V, Jan. 12.
SENATE —After iha reading ol the journal Mr
Toucy announced ihe death of Hon Moses Norris
senator from New Hampshire, anil delivered an
appropriate eulogy on his character and public ser
vee?, Ha was followed by Mr. Ciss in a feeling
tribute ol respect; and the customary resolutions
having been adopted, the Sinate adjourned to meet
on Monday next.
HOUSE oy REPRESENTATIVES —A message was
received Irom the Senate announcing the death of
the Hon. Moses Xorris. late senator ol the United
States from the State of new Hampshire Eulogies
on the public and p r iva:e character of the deceased
were pronounced by Messis. Morrison, anj Bayly
of Virginia. The usual resolutions were then adopt
ed, and the House adjourned to meet on Monday
MONDAY Jan 15.
In the Senate the bill for continuing the appro
priation to the Collins steamers for carrying the
mail between this city and Liverpool was taken up,
but was indefinitely postponed. The joint resolu
tions on the Arctic search for Dr Kane and his
companions was passed, and alter a short deba'e
on the Judicial Reform bill, the Sena e went into
In the House of Representatives the time of the
members was principally occupied wi ha debate
on the Pacific railroad. Mr. Letcher, who was ap
pointed to iake testimony in the alleged Patent ex
len.-ion Lauds at the last session, reported that he
was unable to compel Mr Chase, an important wit
ness, to testily. A long argument as to the power
of Congress on the subject sprung up, in which sev
eral gentlemen participated, but no conclusion in
the matter was come to.
The residence of Mr. John Appleton Haven at
Fiirt Washington, (ten miles Irom the New York
City Hall, known as '• Waldenfield,") was to ally
deatroyed by fire at four o'clock Saturday morning
Three of Ins daughters, Mary, Sarah and Graco
Haven, lost their lives One perished in the
flames, and two were suffocated.
The family retired to rest about eleven o'clock
last nigh', in good heahh. The young ladies s.ept
on the second floor, arid the first intimation they
haJ that the house was on fire was by the smuke
entering their apartment.
The two who weie smothered had made their
escape from the building, bat afterwards returned
to it again, it is said to et some more clothing
They were in their night dress, and tell upon
the floor, insensible from the effects of the smoke.
While the house was burning some of the neigh
bors en'ered the upper story and saw the two ladies
lying on the floor They instantly picked them up
and rushed out of the house, but it was too late
they were pas! recovery. Athough their pulses
beat, fhey*Jied soon alter being taken into the open
The o'tier daugh'er was not recovered. It is sup
posed that she was also suffocated and burned with
the house. The neighbors succeeded in rescuing
Annie and taking her from the buiiding alive,
though nparly suffocated. By the application of suit
able remedies she was restored.
The bodies of the two suffocated young ladies
were taken to the neighboiing lIOUSPS of Mr. Hop
kins, treasurer of she Hudson River Railroad and a
son in-law of Mr Haven. The remains of the
daughter who was burned to death had not been got
out of the ruins up to twelve o'clock to-day.
The fire occurred in the ki'chen, and is supposed
to have originated through the carelessness ol the
servants, who had been up ti'l a late hcur. It is
also supposed that the house had been on fire an
hour belore it was discovered. The servant, it is
alleged, fled bom the building soon after the fire
broke out, wihout giving any alarm to the house
The Tog was very thick at the time, and the light
ol the fire could not be seen at a very great distan
Mr. Haven's House was an irregular structure,
built of wo rd, about one hundred and twenty five
feet front and forty feet deep. It was situated on
an eminence, at a distance of a quarter of a mile
from the Hudson river. The house and furnitne.
all of which were consumed, were valued at
twen y thousand dollars. Mr Hjvens ( was insSred
in the various offices in this city.
TIIE GREEN CASE —A NEW TRIALORANTED— The
Chicago Journal of the 6th instant says that Judge
Morris has decided to grant a new trial to George
\V. Green, who was convicted ol poisonin® his
wife. The Journal says; "The ground ofihe°ne\v
trial may be briefly stated, as a misapprehension
on the part of prisoner's counsel ola ruling of the
court, whereby competent evidence was excluded
from the jury : the lacts being set forth in on affida
vit filed by defence."
E. O. GOODRICH, EDITOR.
Towanda, Saturday, January 20, 1855.
The REPORTER will be furnished at OSF. DOLLAR
per annum imariahly in advance, and will be scot
vo longer than paid for.
Subscribers trill hive four weeks notice preview.; to the
expiration of their subscription ; when, if it is not
rate wed, the paper will be stcyiped.
j Those in arrears can avail themselves of these terms by
settling. We shall give them until the close of the
present Volume, when we shall stop sending the pa
• per to every subscriber in 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 v 5.
j As the success of the Cash system depends upon its strict
| observance, onr Terms will be impartially and in
| fcxibly adhered to.
Inauguration of GOT. Pollock.
The Inauguration ol Gov. POLLOCK took place on
j Tuesday last. The occasion drew together a large
j assemblage of people, and a vety fine display of
j The following is an abstract of nis inaugural ad
■ dress: fie says, civil and religious liberty, freedom
i of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of
worship, are the birthrights of American citizens,
which no royal or pontifical edict can restrain or
destroy—and that when those rights are assailed,
by mad ambition or foreign influence, the baU >l
will speak in thunder-tones to rebuke the wrong,
vindicating the freedom ol man, and the indepen
dence of the citizen.
With regard to applications for chartering new
b.uiks, he says an ex ravagant, improper or unreas
onable increase of them is not demanded by the
■ community, and cannot be justified or defended?
and that present financial embarrassments demon
strata the necessity of legislative caution. Ha will
not, however lie says, hesitate to sanction die re
chartering of solvent banks meeting the confidence
of the community.
He speaks decidedly upon the necessity for the
sale of the public works. In alluding to the Pro
hibition question, says it becomes the duty of the
Legislature to consider what other iegisla ion is
necessary to correct the evils of intemperance, arid
recommends the passage of a stringent license law
also a law to prevent liquoi traffic on Sundays.
In his allusion to the pardoning power, lie says
the demands of justice will not be overlooked ; and
to prevent abuse, and protect the Execu ire ftorri
imposition, he recommends that notices of intend
ed application should be published where the trial
i and conviction took place.
The repeal of the Missouri Compromise, he said,
; was a violation of the plighted fai h arid honor of
; the country, which hau justly received a stern and
j merited rebuke.
i He advocates the protection of American Indcs
| try; the improvement of Rivers and Harbors; a
judicious Homestead bill; a reform m the Natura
lization Laws, and the prevention of the crnigra
lion into this country of foreign paupers and con
PRICE OF Fr.'UR AND GRAIN—The following
were the prices ol Flcur, Wheal, Corn and Oats
at the several points named, at the latest dates re
; ceived :
Flour. Wheat, Corn. Oats.
1 Philadelphia 950 220 90 55
New York 900 225 99 5S
I Buffalo 881 105 52 41
i Cleveland 800 170 64 44
Wilmington, Del 875 175 80 45
! Richmond. Va 950 190 83 52
Cincinnati 750 155 55 33
Trenton, IV. J- 875 175 77 45
St. Louie 725 145 G3 35
Baltimore 875 200 90 50
Albany 10 50 2IG 93 52
Alexandra, Va 900 190 80- 50
Boston 10 00 93 61
New Orleans 912 9) 40
Pittsburgh 800 IGo -C5 40
TIIE KINNEY EXPEDITION—The Cnion ol the
11th ins! , announces that the first vessel, with ihe
Central American colonists, will sail from Balti
more on the 25 h inst; the second a few days later
Irom Mobile ; and ihe third from Brazoss Santiago.
Seven hundred men go out in these vessels. Col
Kinney wiil sail about the beginning of next month,
either from New York or Philadelphia, in a first
STATE TRCASURF-R—ln Convention of the two
houses, on Monday last, ELI SI.'FER, ol Union
County. (American ) was elected State Tieasurer,
for one year Irom the second Monday ol May next,
by ihe following vote .
Eli Sltler, (American,) 89 votes,
E W. Hamlin, (Jem.) 35 ;
James Harlan, whig Ireesoiler, has been flectel
United States senator from lowa, to succeed A. C
Dodge, whose term of service will expire with the ;
present Congress. This another Nebra.-ka settler, i
MARSHAL KEYSER sent by the Supreme Court to |
quell the Railroad troubles at Erie, seems to have
accompli-hed his mission thoroughly. At last ad- i
vices, order had been restored, the bridges rebuilt,
and the track relaid.
EARTHQUAKE —A shock of an ear hquake wat
felt a: Hmover, N. If., and St. Johnsbury, Vl., at
about G o'clock on Tuesday evening. The shock
lasted about half a minute, and was very dis ir.ctly
The election of U. S Senator was postpon
in the Massachusetts Legislature on Tuesday last, !
by a vote ol 235 to 199.
(Vj~ Hon JOHNC. BRECEENRIDCE, ol Kentucky, j
has been appointed and confirmed as to !
Spain, vice SOCLE resigned.
ILLINOIS U S. SESATOR —Wednesday, 3ist inst.
has been fixed upon by both branches of :h; 1.-?. !
isla'ure for the election of U. S Senator.
SCHOOL CONVENTION. —Pursuant to a call by F.
GUYER, E-q., Superintendent of Common Schoois.
many ol the friends of Education convened at the
"Susquehanna Collegiate Institute," on Friday
the sth in si , for the purpose ot forming a Teachers
Association. The Convention was organized by
electing the Rev. JAS. MCWILLIAM President.
; and P. 1) Morrow, Secretary, pro tcm.
After motion made arid carried that an Associa
'ion be formed, to be called die " Bradford County
Teachers' Association," a Committee was appoint
ed composed ol P.of. C. R Colburn. Rev. J Hen
drick, O J Chubbuck. E-q , Mrs M A Dayton
and Miss C. A. Stockwell, to draft a Cons'itu'ion
The committee after a Short absence, returned arts!
reported a Constitution which was accepted and fi
On motion, the chair appoint Prof Coburn, O J.
Chubbuck, Dr. J. E. Ingham and E. Guyer, E-q , a
committee to nominate permanent officers for the
The following persons were nominated and de
clared duly electeJ :
President —REV. J. HENDRICK, of Smithfield.
Ist Vice Pres.— O. J. CHEEBUCK, of Orwell.
2d " WM F. CORBIN, of Warren.
3 1 " Da.C. BLISS, of L-Rny,
Rcc Secretary —P. D MORROW, ol Towanda.
Cor Secretary— PßOF. C. R C< BURN, Towanda.
Treasurer— DN J E.INGHAM, Wysox.
O.i motion, the Convention adjourn sine die
The Teacher's Association was then commenced,
Rev H HENDRICK in the chair.
C. F. Nichols, C'has. Kellurr, H. Champling,
Miss II N.Hortonand Miss Kennedy, were ap
pointed a committee to prepare business for the
consideration ot the Association. Thereupon the
JANUARY 6:h, 10 A. M.—Association met pursu
ant to adjournment.
On motion, the chair appoint C. R. Coburn, E.
Guyer, J. W. Wattles, F. Fisher arid Wm F.
Corbin, a committee to draft a series of By Laws
After a short absence the committee reported
Their report was accep ed and finally adoptej.
The Business Commit ee reported the following
Resolutions for consideration. Report accepted.
1-: Resolved, That the Elementary branches,such
as reading, spelling, orthography and orthoepy,
should be more thoioughly taught in out common
schools than they now ate.
2J, Resolved Trial in the opinion of the Associa
tion, the interests of the cause of Education would
be greatly promoted by requiting a higher standard
of qualification for Teachers.
3.i. Resolved, Tfiat the study of some ol the high
er branches, such as Algebra, Physiology and
Drawing, should be encouraged in our common
4 h Resolved. That no communications between
scholars during school session, should be allow ed,
except at such times between the recitations as ;he
teachers shall speedy.
5 h. Resolved, That there should be one rehool
officer in each Township, whose duty n shall be
to examine teachers ei her alone or m connection
with the Superintendent.
A motion prevailed :hat the Association consider
these Resolutions seperately and seriatim.
O.i motion to adopt the first a spirited discussion
took place, in which Messrs. Corbin, Colt, Cubu.n.
Guyer, Morrow and Jenkins participated. The
discussion was interesting and entertaining, inas
much as some who had made teaching their busi
ness for life, gave their views upon the subject
Without taking the question the Association ad
1 12 o'clock P. M.—Association met. Ques
| tion called on the first resolution, which being put.
On motion to adopt the second resolution, the
question was discussed by Messrs. Ueardsly, Co
burn and Guyer, and being put, was also adopted.
The third resohrion cn moiion of E. Guyer, was
O.i motion to adopt the fourth resolution, a soiri
ted discussion took place between, Messrs. Coburn,
Guyer, Colt, Chubbuck, Corbin and Champ
ling. both pro and con. Piof. Coburn's remarks on
j the affirmative were poir.teJ and apt, as tl.py al
j ways are—convincing, almost, some who oppos
• ed the resolution, on the ground that the subject of
j whispering ought to be left to the sound discretion
! and judgment of the teacher. Prof. C. remarked
; that scholars were sent to school, not for the pur
pose of whispering, but for tiie purpose ol obtain
ing an education—that to permit any whispering
was to set a baJ precedent, not knowing where it
would stop —that those most inclined to whisper,
were the least inclined to study, and hence ought
to receive special attention—they had to be taught
—some would teach themselves—a good scholar
would learn without a school, and being at school,
ought not to be enr.oyed by the whispering ol oth
ers—thai, in short, it did r.o one any gt*>d, but in
jtireJ both the whisperer and school at large.
The question seeming to have two sides, was
continued over by consent, together with the fif-h
resolution, to be discussed at the next meeting ol
They then listened to an address, delivered by
the Rev. S F Colt—Subject, t- The Teachers Pro
vince—Mission and Reward," after which a vote
ol thanks was tendered to the Reverend gentlem in
for his very able and eloquent address.
The President appointed Henry Ctramp'ing and
Miss C. A Stockwell to prepare and read essays
before the Association at its next meeting; also,
Prof. Coburn, W. F Cotbin and B. F Shaw. Esqs.,
a committee to prepare business for the considera
! tion of the Association at i's next meeting.
After prayer by the Rev. S. F. Colt, the Associa
tion adjourned to meet at SmithfielJ, in the Hall
' of ihe Sons o! Temperance, on Friday, the 23d
' day of February, 1555, at 10 o'clock, A. M.
[Signed by the officer? ]
Onr neighbor of the Athens Gazette , inti
; mates that the late reduction in price ol the Rcpor- |
ter and Argus was made with relerence to the es '
tablishment fuf the Gazette He magnifies his!
consequence, over much. We can say to him as
Uncle Toby to the fly—" There is room enough in
the world tor us both." We have not the least ob
jection to the Gazette's'• waking fat—and kicking,"
too, if it pUases. But neighbor POMLROY will learn j
by the time he has published a paper fifteen years,
that the cash system is the only one by which he
DIVI-lON OF THE COUNTY —lt will be seen by
the Legislature proceedings that an attempt is being
made to divide BraJlord Ccunty, Senator PIATT
having already read in place a bill for the erection
of a new County to be called " Fairfield:' This
proposed Cott.ry i? to be formed of the Western
part of Bradford, and a tier of townships irom Tioga
County. The precise boundaries we do no: know,
not having yet received a copy ol the bill. Of
course, this prrj 'Ol has i ? advocates and oppsere
both of which are now very busy circulating peti
ions and remonstrances, to afftci the action ol He
legi-lature. We srtppose, of course, tha! no action
will be taken until the wishes of the public shall
ACCIDENT —O.i 'i'uea-.lay las', an nnfortunale ao
cident happened to H b. DAVID-ON of L ister, which
i; is feareil will m ike he amputation of h.s right
hand, at the w list, uecessatj". We learn that winU
in his saw mill, in endeavoring lo reach u; !er a
c'rcular saw, the si.-eve rd his coat can e in contact
with the leedi, Jia viu£ hiv arm to the s.i.v, and
neatly seveii:;g the vrii>: before extrica ed.
The f;:imacii!:ilo CnacfpHtin of Ot::-
The Bishops t.l the Roman Catholic church as
sembled at R nne to consider die dogma of the nil
maculate concept ion ofdhe Virgin Ma y, number
ed 120, and represented 576 vo es. Of these, 540
were pronounced by acclamation for the new
dogma; 32 were against the propriety of the dis
cass on; and 4 were plump against ihe dogma (ol
which 2 were from France) bo immaculate Con
ception is by the voice ol the Papal church decid
ed to be orthodox faith.
The New Yoik Freeman's Journal (Catholic.) of
Jan. 4 h, contains an article on the rece.nl announce
ment irom Rome, of the immaculate conception
ol Mary, the moiher of Jeus. Here it is in part;—
'•Tnr; IMM ACCI.ATK CONCF:PTION OF oca MOST
BLESSED LADV —The glorious NEWS has reached us
that >n the Bt!i ol December, Pope Piu IX, of im
mortal renown, in presence of the Caidinals nr:d
Piiuces id the Cltnrcli, dcclaied it an article ol
divine fai Si, t .at the Mother of God. otn Most Bless
ed Lady, was conceived wi hont original stain.
"He tiiat hath ears to har let him hear! He that
is athirst, let him leave off waiting besides dry and
broken cisterns, and make ha.-:e to tins cry of(iod.
which is in uie glad by ihe torrent of a river flawing
from the living luumain of vvuteis
"■The doctrine which is now promulgated as an
heresy not to receive, has long since been believ
ed by ad pious Caihol cs Ba this dogrnauc defini
tion o! its truth and character is a favor beyond
I: has given j->y to the whole world, at.d is it too
much if we expect from it the pacification of the
nations, and a general prostration of heretical and
peispcu ing forces ! I. is a year ol sorrows that has
preceded its announcement. Pestilence has stalk
ed abroad over the earth Ct'.tei Moody and cause
less war has carried mourning into 'ens of thous
ands oi Chri ia: homes. Famine has been slant!
ing at the door, and a general tlisltess, no a| oga It
er accountable a,- to i's source, has d.sarariged the
the busirte-s ai.J at.d the wcrJly wealth of ntul'i
tu.lea. The U.in ch. too, at.d lmr members, have
been per-eoti e 1 In the rntd-.! of these chas
irtettts, we must say it, nnen have not leturned in
in their hearts towards God. They have forgotten
his hand, arul have vainly s night remedies in natu
ral ways. The verv depths of human mie:y and
angui.-h have pleaded beloro the throne ol G d for
a more poxveiful intercession; and the Huly
Gfiost, the Cain lor ter, has taugln by his Church
truths that ihe world in earlier ages was not able
From ihi- we learn, tiiat to doubt the dogma that
Mary was born without sin, is hen.-aiter to be guil y
of hete.-y—and consequently to deseive burning;
tha' this doctrine is to be legarded by the faithful
as a " ci'y c>! God," " a torrent of a river flowing
from the living fountains of water;" that its pro
mulgator! ft as given joy to the whole world ; and
is expected 'o promote - the pacification of the na
tions'' and ;i the general pros! at ion o! hetilieal arid
persecut ng forces;" and that sorrows, pestilence,
war, Limine, general distress, the derangement of
business, arid h? persecn ion of the R tmtsh Church,
are all to be checked by the promulgation ai d
belie! of me doctrine tha; M-.ry, ue mother of Jt-sus.
was t-1 immaculate conception
To se l'e tltis al!-impor:arit p.unt. we are told (hat
no less than 200 bishoj s were gathered at R mc ;
thai the discussion lasted 20 hours, and occupied
lour sittings, on four successive days : and thai it
was riot un .1 mid day of the fourth sitting, thai the
important decision was reached
A WILD MAN :N THE STATU OF MAINE — A cor
respondent ol the Tbnmas'o (Me ) Journal, writing
to tit*" editor ol that paper, says:
" O.i the morning ot Jati 2d, while engaged in
choppu g woo* a short di>Unce lrom my Louse in
Waldoboro". 1 was startled by the most lerwtic
scream that evt-r g eeteJ rr.y ears: it seemed to
proceed horn ihe woods near by. I immediately
commenced searching round tor trie cau<e of. the
unearthly noise, but after a hall hour's fruitless
search. I resumed my labors, but had scarcely
s ruck a blow with my axe when the sha r p shtiek
burst out upon the atr. Looking up quickly I dis
covered an object about ten rods from me. standing
between two trees, which had the appearance of a
miniature human being. I advanced towards it
but the little creature lied a 1 neared it. I gave
chace and afera short run succeeded in caching
it. The little tellow turned a most imploring look
up me, and ihen uttering a wild shrill shriek, re
sembling the whistle o! an engine I took nim to
my house and tried to induce him to eat some mca'
but tailed in the attemp', I then offered him some
water ol which he drank a small quantity. I next
gave him some dried beech nuts which lie crack
ed and ate readily He is ot ihe male species,
about eighteen incises in height and his limbs are
in perfect proportion. With die exeep'ion of his
face, hands and feet, he is covered with of a jet
black hue. Whoever may wish lo see this strange
specimen ol human nature, can gratify the'.r eun
osity, by calling at my house i i the eas ern part ot
Waldoboro'. near the Towrtbtiilge tavern I give
these facts to the public, to see if there is any one
who can account lor this wonderful phenomenon
MISSOURI LEGISLATURE.— In the Missouri Le_;,s
la'ure, on the llihinsl , the balloning for I'nhnl
Slates Senator wis resinned. The name of Mr
A'ehis in was withdrawn, and that of Judge Scon,
ot the Supreme Court, subsumed. On ihe fii-t
ballot. Seen received 53 ; Doniphan, 59: Benin
39 ; Wilson. 1 ; Jackson, ol Cape Giratdeau, t
A second ballot ivas taken vvi h he same result
Ju.lue Sco t then wi hdrew his name, ami G <v
ernor Sterling Pierce was put in nomination.
A vindictive debate sprung op on ibis, when a
vote was ordered to he taken, which resulted as
follows:—Donophan, 5S ; Pierce, 55; Benton, 39;
On the 12 h, Mr A'cliison was again nomina
led, and he an i Bentoni'es announced the;r tnten
lion ol standing by him to the end.
\\ HEAT AT CHIT IGO. — Speculators Baying
We understand that there is a large rmmber o!
persons buying wheat in this market' for Michigan.
Nei\ ork. I ennsj I variia, and the Keastpm S : ate*
ami that the demand is rapidly incieasing. Ii is
net probable, under sach circumstances, "hat any
considerable surplus can accnrruin ein our ware
houses between this and the opening of navigation
next spring. This opinion is becoming very pre
valent, and gives the price of wheat an advar.cin •
tendency.— Chicago Tribune.
Dt. GRAHAM'S CONDUCT IN PRISON.—Dr. Graham
who is now at Sing Sing, New Votk, is said to
have had a serious difficulty wi h the officers o!
the penitentiary lie was selected, on account of
his pro.essionai knowledge, to prepare and admin
tsier ihe prescriptions of the attending physician.—
Among the medicines there was a quantity of
brandy H ith this the D >ctnr made free, and was
crazy drunk, raving up and down the hospital
room, brandishing, a knile, and threatening the
lives ol any who rnlghl moles: him. Of couTss he
ATTEMPT TO ROB A HANK.—About 9 o'clock | a
evening, as the wa'chman of the Farmers Bank' a
M'. Holly, N. J., entered the building, be was s' u ;
denly seized by three men who put a large bjci
-ack over his head, gaggej ami then tied hos ha-,!
and b'e: and laid tiim on the ll or. He *irc2 >|,.j
bui 1: was ol r.o u*e. One of the villains t? 00 ,-(
watch over lorn from the time he was bound uut
about three o'clock this morning when they i c ,L
i'ie;r departure The man who stood wach tie,'
he corils tighter and tighter cveiy time ilie wactj'
nian trida Ihe leaM noise Dunng :his time th
other two men commenced on the vault, erii |
eer Jed m breaking open the 00 er door, li -
inner door however re-isted all their eßur's r ,„.
al. its' and ng the lo k was blown | 0 piece's i,y
ii cans of gunpowder which made a great (tOI , e ''
j A stcier spring preicn.J the ds spoilers'from
g'|t;ng irilo the vault The watchman supra g',
tiiat 1 was about three o'clock (his morning w || f a
th-y ok their departnie from ti.e premises || e
was ieh lying on the floor in (he condition we have
already described Shortly af'ei daylight, a geriiie.
mail parsing tiie tank, heard him groaning, and it,
f .r.-ned one of die residents of the fact, who imme
tllately went to the bank. He found the backdoor
open and on entering, discovered the watchman
ami soon relieved him from his unenviable conili!
lion. On making an examination of ibc premises
it was found mat die iron bars of d.e cellar door or
window had been sawed apart, and through this
|he robbers made their enhance It 13 supposed
tli,i. this put of die operation must have been pe r .
firmed previously to last evening. The wa'eh.
man's bands were swollen very much by the cools
that were so lightly lied sround his wrists 0 her
wise he was not injured. The robbers Jul nut
spe k dining the time they were engaged in their
i ehirious operation
FKWHTFCL ACCIDENT IN A RAILROAD DEPOT —On
S.t utd.iy morning a woman about thirty years of
age, named Mis. Waters, lost her life by accident
in the depot dI ihe New Yotk and Eie Railroad,
in Jersey Ci'y Site had taken her seat in a train
of CARS H I H her two children to go to Delaw ARE
(I'ot 1 Jcrvis ) anil just as die train was 6'arl irig she
put her head on 1 of the car window to ask a ques.
It.in rel.Vive 10 her baggage, when a post standing
within three inches ol the side of the car caught
her head, and crushed it in such a horrible manner
that s.'t was killed instantly. Her husband is it
present living in New Yoik, but recently resided at
l'..it Jervis where he was fur four years in i>. H
employ of die Railroad Company Recorder
Cuter lodd an inques upon the body of die deceaj.
ed. and the j'iry. in dieir verdict, censured il.e
1 company for runnirtg dieir cats so near to the
,ol the depo'. The train was in die Jepot be,l hug
• and so limited is the room that it is unsafe.
_ 1 ~, ,
At a meeting cf the citrzensof Canton, and ad
joining townships, for the purpose of takin into
consideration the expediency, and expressing their
views, in regard to a Division of the County of Brad
' f rd. and the erection of a new County out of naris
of Hr;.dfoid and Tioga Counties; Asa Pratt was
j called to the Cl.air, an S. 1 . Newman chosen Sec.
| rotary. After the meeting had been addressed bv
several gentlamen present, i: was on motion of
Mr. M. H.Greenman,
I'esoJvcd, That we are uncompromisingly oppos
ed to any division of this County—that we con-ider
it highly inexpedient and entirely unnecessary.
Carried with but one dissenting voice. The
meeting then adjourned, sine die.
(Signed by the officers.)
i MASONIC.—The regul ir monthly Con:
munications of UNION BODGE, No. IPs,
A. ¥ . M., are held Wednesday on or preceding the
lull moon, at 3 o'clock, P. M., at Masonic Ilali, iu
the borough ol Towanda.
'J'he meeting f..r January will occur on WeJ
| nesday, January 3!st. Visiting brethren are inn;.
I ed to attend. E. ii. MASON,Secretary.
A lii'O aiTiIMT
1' one or two years, situa'ed in Overton iwp.,
Bradford County, containing 221 acres, nrh
j 25 acres improved, and eight acres seeded down
; with clover iasi spring. A good house, and a new
j j LJarn, 3(t by 50. erecied 011 the prerni.-e-.
j ? Posse-si n .rill be given the Ist of April,
i11..j-jgl ALSO, a good house to rent for i-r.e
1 to a steady and induttrious man.
J to whom steady employment and good wages w..
' be given.
Heverlyvilfe, Jan. 11, 1855.
rpHERE will be a M U SICAL FESTIVAL he'd
! J- in Towanda. commencing on TUESDAY, the
6th of ILCKU.dIV, to continue four days and
evenings, under the direction of
Professor Writ. 3. Bradbury, cf Iff. Y.
To conclude with a
KL Z: UU;
Friday Evening, Feb. 9.
The design of this Musical Festival is the ad
vancement of Singers generally, whether as choirs
or individual singers, in musical knewledge, by the
study ai.J practice of different styles of vocal mu
sic, and by lamtliar lectures, and such trainin" acl
criticism as may tend to the accomplishment of the
above named object. The ditTerent departments of
musical study, such as Church music, secular mu
sic. Concert music, and in-tructions as to the best
method of teaching singing clashes, will receive at
tention. 'i'he principal text books used will be the
"Shawm ' and the " Metropolitan Glee Hook."
Singers who arc accustomed to sing together in
Clubs, Quartettes, &c., will please come with pieces
rehearsed to sing at the Festival.
Clergymen throughout the country,and all others
who may led the least interest in ihe advancement
and improvement of vocal music, are earnestly i-o
-betted to tike an interest in this object.
Further notice as to the place of holding the Fes
tival will be given, also circulars will be "generally
distributed throughout the county. Any int'onm
t:on in relation to the milter may be had by com
municating with either of the Committee.
W. c. HOG ART, A
D. vs. PRATT, ! „
E. T. FOX. ytommittce.
C. R. COBURN, j
Towanda, January 111, 1*855.
\J "1 I* b is hereby given, that there have been
E L!ed and se,, 't'd in the office of the Registeref
"ills in and for the county of Bradford, accounts
of administration upon the following estates, viz
rinal account of James H. Ward, administrator
with the wid annexed .of die estate cf Out er Beets
late of i ry, deceased.
final account of John Rogers, guardian of Fran,
cis Roberts and Harriet Roberts.
accoun t ol rhontif Mather, guardian of
VVilli am Mather, minor child of John Mather, la:s
of Lister, deceased.
Partial account of John W. Gray and Abisha \t.
Gray, administrators of the estate of Oliver S.Grar,
late ot Standing Stoue, deceased.
final account of Emily Owen, late Emily Os
borne administratrix i f Peter Ocborne, late of ?'he
Final account of Sophronia E. Jackson, late SH 1 *
phronia E. Hamilton, surviving administratrix ef
the estate ot Joseph S. Hamilton, deceased, late ct
final account of Betsey Teed anJ Samuel David"
son, administrators of the estate of John Tead, late
of Litchfield, deceased.
Final accountuf Cornelia Turk and Samuet Pa,
vidson,administrators of the estate of Thos T>rk
ale of Litchfield, deceased.
Final account of Joseph II Marsh, adniini;fe r ' r
of the estate of Elliott Marsh, late of Pike tp. dee'J-
And the same will be presented to the Orphans
Court of Ur&dford county, on Monday the 5 h day
of february next, for confirmation and allowance-
JAMES If. WEOD, Reg s'-W-
Rvgistct's OiTice. Jan. f, 135.