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other means would have had any effect, he j
pave way to me at last—angrily—and the
night came on and found mc sitting by the bed
side of my dear sister.
How beautiful she looked ! llcr face, still ,
with the gentle mark of sorrow on it that it I
had in life, looked so grand ! She was so pure ; |
she was like a goddess sleeping ; she was not i
like a mere womau of this earth. She did not 1
seem to be dead ; there was life about her yet, j
for there was still the look of power and of'
humau sympathy that she used to have when
alive. The soul was there still ; and love and
By degrees a strange feeling of her living
presence in her room came over mc. Aloue, in
the still midnight, with no sound, no person
near me, it seemed as if I had leisure and
power to pass into the world beyond the grave.
I felt my sister near me ; I felt the passing of
her life about rac, as when one sleeps but still
is conscious that another life is Weaving in with
ours. It seemed as if her breath felt warm on
mv face ; as if her eyes were looking through
the darkness at me ; "as if I held her hands in
mine, aud her long hair floated round my fore
head. And then to shake off these fancies,
and convince myself that she was really dead,
I looked dg'am at her lying there ; a marble
corpse, tec-gold, with the lips set aud rigid, and
the death-band beneath her chin. There she
was stiff in her white shroud, the suowv linen
pressing so tightly on her ; no life within, 110
warmth about her, and all my fancies were vain
dreams. Then I buried my face in my hands,
and wept as if my heart was breaking. And
when 1 turned my eyes away from her, the
presence came around ine again. So long as I
watched her it was not there ; I saw the corpse
only ; hut when I shut this out from me, it
seemed as if a barrier had been removed, and
that my sister floated near me again.
I had been praying, sitting thus in these
alteruate feelings of her spiritual presence and
her bodily death, when, raising my head and
lookiug toward the farther corner of the room,
I saw standing at some little distance, my sister
Ellen. I saw her distinctly as you may see
yon red tire blaze. Sadly ami lovingly her
dark eyes looked at me, sadly her gentle lip
smiled, and by look, and gesture too, she show
ed that she wished to speak tome. Strange 1
was not frightened. It was so natural to see
lier there, and for a moment I forgot she was
dead. " Ellen," said I " what is it
The figure smiled. It came nearer. Oh !
do not say it was fancy ! I saw it advance ; it
came glidingly : I remember after that it did
not walk—but it came forward—to the light,
stood not ten paces from mc. It looked at me
still, in the same sad, gentle way, and some
how—l do not know with the hand or by the
turning of the head showed me the throat,
where were the distiuct marks of two powerful
hands. Aud then it pointed to its heart: and
looking, I saw the broad stain of blood above
it. And then I heard her voice—l swear I
was Dot mad—l heard it, I say to you distinctly
—whisper softly. " Mary !"" and it said still
more audibly, " Murdered ?"
And theu the figure vanished, and suddenly
the whole room was vacant. The one dread
word had sounded as if forced out by some
strong agony,—like a man revealiug his life's
secret when dying. And when it had been
spoken, or rather wailed forth, there was a
sudden sweep and chilly rush through the air ;
and the life, the soul, the presence fled. 1
was alone again with death. The mission had
been fulfilled ; the warning had been given !
and then my sister passed away for her work
with earth was done.
Brave aud calm as the strongest man that
ever fought on a battle field, I stood up beside
my sister's body. I unfastened her last dress,
and tlirew it back from her ches>t and shoulders ;
I raised her head and took off the bandage
from round her face ; and then I saw deep
black bruises on her throat, the marks of hands
that had grappled her from behind, and that
strangled her. And then I looked further,
and I saw a small wound below the left breast,
about which feung two or three clots of blood,
that had oozed up despite all care aud know
ledge in her manner of murder. I knew then
that she had first been suffocated, to prevent
her screams, and theu stabbed where the
wounds bled inwardly, aud show uo signs to the
I covered her up carefully again, I laid the
pillow smooth and straight," and laid thebeavv
head gently down. I drew the shroud close
above the dreadful mark of murder. And then
—still as calm and resolute as I had ever been
ever siuce the revelation had come to me—l
left the room and passed iuto my husband's
study. It was on me to discover all the truth.
His writing table was locked. Where my
strength came from I kuow not ; but, with a
chisel that was lying on the table, I pried the
drawer and broke the lock. I opened it.—
There was a slender dagger lying there, red
with blood ; a handful of woman's hair, rudely
severed from the head, lay near it. It was my
sisters' hair !—that wavy silken uncurled
hair that I had always loved aud admired so
much ! And near to there again, were stamps,
and dyes, and moulds, and plates, and hand
writings, withfac-similies beneath, aud cheques,
aud a heap of leaden coin, and piles of in
complete bank-notes ; and all the evidences of
a coiner's and a forger's trade—the suspiciou
of which had caused those bitter quarrelims
between poor Ellen and my husband—the
the knowledge of which had caused her death.
With these things I saw also a letter ad
dressed to Ellen in my husband's hand-writing.
It was an unfinished letter, as if it had displeas
ed him, and he had made another copy. It
liegan in these words—no fear that I should
forget them ; they are burnt into my brain— J
" I never really lo'ved her. Ellen ; she pleased !
me, only as a doll would please a child ; and I
married her from pity, not from love. Yon, ;
Ellen, you alone could fill my heart ', you j
alone are my fit helpmate. Fly with me '
Kile——," Here the letter was left unfinished :
but it gave me all the meaning of the first
weeks of mv sister's stay, here, and why she
had called him villain, and why be told her
she might tell me and that I would not believe
I saw it all now. I turned my head, to see '
my husband standing a few paces behind me. I
Good Heavens ! I have often thought was j
that man the same man I had loved so Ion? and '
fondly ? 6
The strength of horror, not of conrage up- !
held me. I knew he meant to kill me but that j
did not alarm me. I only dreaded lest his j
hand should touch me. It was not death, it;
was he I shrank from. I believe if he had I
touched me then I should have fallen dead at i
h s feet. I stretched out my arms in horror, '
to thrust him back, uttering a piercing shriek;
am: while he made an effort to seize hira, over
i caching mmself in his fury, I rushed brhim,
•bnluag still, aud to , any iuto - utte ;
~ 6 ' oli! for u.utiv months I
1 H**, I four* ihtt my boor ,
baby had died, and that ray husband had gone
none knew where. But the fear of his return
haunted mc. I could get no rest day or night
ft* dread of him ; and 1 felt going mad with
one hard thought for ever piteously pursuing
mc—that I should fall again into his hands.—
1 put on widows weeds—for indeed am I too
truly widowed !—and then 1 began wandering
about : wandering in poverty aud privation,
expecting every moment to meet him face to
face, wandering about, so that I may escape
the more easily wheu the moment docs come.
Remarks of Mr, Lapcrte,
On the Resolution* relative to Slavery, jlpril 12, 18jj.
Mr. SIEAKEU : I do not rise this evening for
the purpose of making any extended remarks,
but merely to notice the extraordinary position
taken by the gentleman from the county, [Mr.
1 said at tlie close of the afternoon session,
when an attempt was made to evade this ques
tion by dispensing with the session this even
ing, which had been set apart for the considera
tion of this subject, that I was anxious that
this question should he met—that I wished to
know whether there was in this State a great
and powerful party opposed to the aggressions
of slavery, determined to resist its extension
and cripple its overwhelming power in the poli
tics of the country ; or, whether this opposition
was merely feigned just before the elections,
for effect. I said that I believed there were
many thousands of voters in .Northern Penn
sylvania who wished to be satisfied as to the
existence of an organized party in this State in
tavor of freedom, before they were again called
upon to east their ballots. I threw out those
remarks because I feared there was a hollow
i heartedness in certain quarters upon the ques
tion of slavery extension and domination. I
; was not aware until just now that the geutle
man from the county, [Mr. CCMMI.VGS] was one
of Union savers of 1850. I did not know that
i he was among those who were frightened bv
i the threats of the disunionists, and had been
■ led to believe that the Union was in danger.—
I was therefore surprised wheu I found him op
posing these resolutions, especially when he is
the especial champion for the election of adis
j tinguished individual to the U. S. Senate, [Gen.
CAMERON J who stands before the country in a
recent letter, which goes farther against" slave
ry than the resolution now under cousidera-
If that letter was written in sincerity and
| truth, and was regarded as containing the fixed
j principles ol its author, by the gentleman from
, the county, I do not see how he, holding the
views he has just expressed could give to the
i author of that letter, that earnest and able
; support that he has given him. After having
' rendered him that support he certainlv should
! support these resolutions, to be at ail consis
tent. But he seems to content himself bv mere
ly denouncing the Nebraska bill, lookiug ratli
| or to the past than the future in his opposition
to slavery aggression. The history of the past
should teach us to provide for the "future, and
the outrages that have been p >rpetrated against
freedom, should admonish us that the North
( must be united, true to itself aud determined
to resist all such outrages hereafter, or thisgo
vcrument will become a mere machine for the
( extension and preservation of Slavery,
j Ihe people of this state have rebuked the
evil-doers of the last Congress by an overwhelm-
I ing demonstration at the polls—and let us be
; true to the issues of that canvass. Opposition
to the aggressions of Slavery was the great
idea that stirred the popular mind in that con
test—was the question discussed in every news
paper from the Delaware to the Ohio" State
line, and was declared ou the stump as the over
whelming issue by Gov. POLLOCK. This ques
tion cauuot now be ignored by auy party, a I
think I have seen a dispo§ition in certain quar
ters to bury it, and to divert the public mind
by other issues of much less importance. The
spoilsmen snuff the plunder of the general go
vernment. and arc trying to construct a nation
al party to elect a President and distribute the
Mr. Speaker—The Democratic party has
met with overwhelming defeat, because their
leading men have labored to make it the pro
slavery party of the country ; have tried to
crush out the free-soil element, aud stifle all
discussion of this question. It is my firm con
viction that any attempt to stifle opposition to
slavery aggression, will destroy the party mak
ing the attempt, no matter what may be the
character of its organization. Your Know-
Nothing lodges will be scattered like chaff be
fore the wind if you attempt it.
The same causes that overthrew the Demo
cratic party will overthrow all others that at
tempt to embrace the sla very propagandists.
! STATE FAIR.— The President, Secretary and
j Executive Committee of the New York 'State
j Agricultural Society met yesterday, at this
; place for the purpose of selecting suitable
i grounds, and for making other arrangements
for holding the Fair at this place on the second
day of October next. After having completed
their business they adjourned to meet at Albany,
on the first Thursday of June next.
At the same time the County Committe,
were in session, when preliminary measures
were adopted to carry out all of the require
ments of the State Society.
The following persons were at a previous
meeting added to the managing committee :
Lyman Gibson, I. 1). Baldwin, Robert Covell,
(*. L. Davis, Charles Hulett, James M Van
Duzer, Samuel Minier Andrew, Austin.
Adjourned to meet at this place ou the Tth
of June.— Elmica Republican.
Our Northern exchanges, from Long
Island to Missouri river, assures us that there
is a good prospect for an uuusnally large product
of wheat ami other crops of small grain the
coming season. The news to this effect from
the great Northwest is especially cheering.—
Spurred up by the high prices of the last year's
scanty returns, the farmers out there have pro
vided for an abundant harvest, and they are
appropriating the opening spring in active
plowing and sowing in order to supply as far as
possible all existing and prospective deficiencies
JHE lliss AFFAIR. —There was much eon
fusion and excitement in the Massachusetts
House on Monday, resulting from the conduct
of Mr. Hiss, who twice resumed his vacated
seat, and was each time removed by the
Sergeant-at-Arms, by an order of the House
passed almost unanimously. It is presumed
Mr. Hiss acted in this singular manner by the
advice of his counsel. Messrs. R. F. Butler
and Benjamin Dean, couusel for Mr. Hiss, have
published an address denouncing his expulsion
from the House as an arbitrary act, and inti
mating that the members of the House feared
au impartial development of all the facts in the
E. O. GOODRICH, EDITOR.
Sstnr&an Htornino, Ulan 19. 1855.
THE CALIFORNIA NFW3. —The steamer Illinois
arrived at New York 011 Sunday, with the
California mails of April 17tb, and $1,115,384
in gold. She was detained in Aspinwall a few
days by the non-arrival of the Golden Age,
which sailed 011 the 17th from San Francisco
to Panama, but 011 the morning of the 29th
struck 011 a sunken rock off the Island of
Kicaron, about 210 miles from Panama with
directions to keep in the track of the outward
bound steamers, in order, if possible, to speak
one 011 her passage up. This boat was lucky
enough to fall in with the John L. Stephens,
to which the passengers, mails aud treasure
were transferred, and lauded safely in Panama
011 the 2d iust. It was thought that the Golden
Age, which finally stranded on a smooth bed
of sand, would be got off without an entire loss.
The California Legislature was to adjourn 0:1
the 30th of April. A stringent law against
gambling was one of the most important enact
ments of the session. After the repeated
unsuccessful attempts to elect a United States
Senator, it was anticipated that another experi
ment would be made for the same purpose, but
with little prospect of its accomplishment.—
A company of adventurers, under the notorious
Col. Walker, had gone down the coast under
the pretence of establishing a colony. The
affairs of Adams & Co. are reported to be in
a perplexed condition, and suits have been
commenced against the retiring partners in the
East. Great complaint is made in Sau Frau
cisco of the financial management of her
"THE AMERICAN DEBATER," is the title
! of a new work published by Iveson & Phinney,
New York. The book was compiled by JAMES
L. M'ELLEGOTT, L. L. D., aud contains the
rules and regulations, and orders by which de
liberative assemblies should be governed, ac
companied by suggestions and remarks from
the author, calculated to inspire coufideuce in
j the young man who is just beginning to culti
| vate his argumentative powers in public debate,
| and at the same time iustruct him as to the
J plan and arrangement of a well conducted de-
I bating society. There are also about five hun-
I dred questions for discussion in the back part
of the book ; this renders it doubly valuable
for debating clubs, literary societies, &c., con
nected with Academics, and Colleges.
While such a work would be valuable to
every man in the community, it is almost indis
pensable to those who arc engaged, or ever ex
pect to engage in pursuits that will lead them
into public discussions.
"SANDERS' YOUNG LADIES' READER," is the
title of another text book for schools just pub
lished by the same enterprising house. Mr.
J. W. SANDERS, the author of this book, is well
known to the friends of education as the au
thor of one of the most popular series of read
ers ever published in this country.—His series
embrace the whole course from the primmer to
the most advauced reader used in school ; each
book has lately been revised with much care.
In this new book, as well as in some of the
others, the author has given several plain, sim
ple rules for reading, which are readily under
stood and easy of application. The selections
have been made with great care, and with a
view of making the book emphatically what
the title indicates—" A Young Ladies' Reader."
This excellent class book must inevitably find
its way in very many of our higher schools and
NAIAD FIRE COMPANY, NO. 2, received their
new 'masheen' on Saturday, from the manu
factory of COWING, Seneca Falls, N. Y. It is
quite a neat and tasty machine, and in the
hauds of the boys, we have no doubt, will be
of essential benefit, should its services ever un
fortunately be called in requisition.
The following are the officers of the Company:
Foreman —CHARLKS D. CASH.
First Assistant — JOSEPH KJNGSBEKY, JR.
Second Assistant — LESTEß D. MONTANYE.
Pipcman —ADDlSON G. MASON.
Secretary — CHAßLES MEKCCR.
Treasurer —J. GARDNER SANDERSON.
tea?- The Biughamton Republican of the 16th
instant, says " Hon. G. A. GROW, Member of
Congress from the Montrose District, was in
Biughamton yesterday. He starts for Europe
in the Atlantic, on the 16th instant, to be ab
sent several months. He intends to devote
himself to sightseeing generally, and to recruit
aud prepare himself for his winter campaign in '
Congress. Mr. G ROW has been a faithful cham
pion of Freedom in Congress, and we wish him
success in his important tour. He acts wisely
in visiting and studying the Old World when
JBor- The Chambersburg Whig has informa
tion that Gov. JOHNSTON has signified his will
ingness to accept the American nomination for
State Senator in the Allegheny district at the
next election, and that the nomination will be
couceded to him. On the other side it is uu
dertsood that GEORGF. DARSIF., present member,
will be supported by a fusion of the old line
Whigs and Democrats. This will make a close
aud exciting contest.
On Monday week, the Councils of the
city of Erie, Pa., made an additional subserip
tion of $200,000 to the stock of the Sunbury
and Erie Itailroad, providing that it is expend
ed on their end of the line, and that the work
be commenced within a reasonable time.
To the Public.
Having been for some time detained at home
by sickness, I now ascertain that reports have
been in circulation prejudicial to my integrity
as an officer, representing that as Deputy to
the late Treasurer of Bradford county, BENT.
WILCOX, I am a defaulter to both State and
County. 1 pronounce these reports unfounded
and false, as I have the'mcansof satisfying any
one. I have in my possession a certified copy
from the Auditor General, of the charges
against B. WILCOX, Treasurer of Bradford Co.
during his term of office, and also receipts from
the State Treasurer to apply on the same,which
show that it has been overpaid $0 30 ; which
statement and receipts I shall be pleased to ex
hibit to any person desirous of seeing them.
The following receipt will show that the
County matters were settled by me iu full:
Received, February 23, 15,",4, Five Thousand twenty-two
G2-100 Dollars, of Benj. Wilcox, late Treasurer of Bradford
County, per J. M. Feck, Deputy Treasurer, it being the
amount reported bv County Auditors in County Treasury,
Jauuary 13, 1554. also all books, vouchers, papers, iu any
way appertaining to or belonging to the Treasury.
Treasurer of Bradford County.
I am not iudebted to the State or County a
single cent, to my knowledge, and all insinua
tions to the contrary are unjust and untrue.
May 15, 1855. JAMES M. PECK.
We, the undersigned, hereby certify that we
have examined the accounts and receipts of B.
Wilcox, late Treasurer, aud find the above
statement by Mr. PECK is correct, and that his
receipts show a small balance overpaid to the
State. P. FORBES, Treasurer.
I. A. PARK,) - •
G. 11. BULL, j Covmisstowrs.
C. F. NICHOLS,) ,
E. C. WELLS, j" Aadltors '
E. M.FARRAR, Com. Clerk.
C. S. RUSSELL, late do.
WHAT IT COSTS TO BOMBARD A ClTY.— That
war is an expensive occupation the British Go
vernment and people are beginning to under
stand by means of augmented taxes, and the
opening of the lire of the Allies suggests a eul
cnlation as to the cost of the iron balls which
have been thrown into Sebastopol by the five
hundred cannou which have vomited them in
what GORTSCHAKOFF called "an infernal fire."
The accounts by the Asia represent that each
of these guus fired one hundred aud twenty
rounds a day, which gives a total for the five
hundred of sixty thousand rounds. This fire
had been continued for thirteen days, making
an aggregate of seven hundred and eighty
thousand missiles rained upon the city.
The weight of the shot fired from the guns
of the Allies varies probably from nineteen to
one hundred and forty pounds, and of the shells
from fifteen to one hundred and ten ponuds—
and forty-five pounds would probably be a low
estimate for an average. This would give a
daily delivery of iron to the Russians, amount
ing to two millions seven huudred thousand
pounds, and a total for the thirteen days of
thirty-five million one hundred thousand pounds—
the prime cost of which, in the rough, at the
average price of pig iron in England for the
last year, not less than three hundred and thir
teen thousand three hundred and eighty dol
lars. This is, of course, without any regard to
the enormous cost of transportation to the
If the cannon balls fired from the Allied
lines, during the thirteen days, were rolled into
rail bars, weighing sixty pounds to the yard,
the bars would extend three hundred and
thirty-two miles ; or if laid as a Railroad,
would suffice for a single track road from New
\ ork to Albany, with all the necessary turn
The charge of powder for each gnn would
probably average about six pounds, which
would show an expenditure for the thirteen days
of four millions six huudred aud eighty thou
sand pounds of powder. Such powder is worth
here eighteen eeuts a pound, but in England
would not, probably, cost more than fifteen
cents, at which price the powder cost seven
hundred and two thousand dollars.
The Kuow-Nothings of Georgia, at a
State Council held at Macon on the 2d inst.,
adopted the following as their doctrine respect
ing Slavery, and ordered it to be published for
the information of the world :
Resolved, That Slavery and slave institu
tions are protected by the Constitution ot the
I uited States, and the obligation to maintain
them is not sectional but national ; that the
right to establish them in the organization of
State governments belongs to the native and
naturalized citizens ; and that Congress has no
constitutional power to intervene, by excluding
a new State applying for admission into the
I nion, upon the ground that the Constitution
of such State recognized Slavery."
A NEW AMERICAN MANUFACTURE, that
plate glass, has been commenced in Williams
burg, N. Y., where plates of glass ten feet
wide aud twenty feet long, will be made. A
plate ten feet square can be made so strong
that it will hold a ton weight, and so clear that
we could read the fine print of a newspaper
through a piece four inches thick. It is a sin
gular fact that the best English plate glass is
made from American sand. With New Jersey,
possessing the proper raw material in so remar
kable a degree, it is singular that this article
has been so long imported.
STATE AGRICULTURAL FAIR.— The next State
Agricultural lair will be held at llarrisburg,
the citizens having subscribed the sum required
to secure it. The annual address before the
Society will be delivered by the Hon. FREDE
RICK \Y ATTS, of Carlisle, its first President.
SGr Judge Coukling, late United States
District Judge, has given an opinion with regard
to the Prohibitory Law of New York, with
especial reference to the search and seizure
clauses. He sustains the law most emphatically.
PROCEEDINGS OF COURT.
[UEFOKTED FOB THE " REI'OR.EH."]
MONDAY, May 14, 1555.
Court opened at 10 o'clock, A. M. After
the usual motions, adjourned until afternoon,
when the dockets were called over and judg
PENNA. STATE LCNATIC HOSPITAL VS. OVER
SEERS OK POOR OF FRANKLIN TWP. —This ac
tion was brought for the recovery of a sum due
the Hospital for keeping Keziah Myers, a lu
natic, wife of Jeremiah Myers. The jury af
ter hearing the facts, under the instruction of
the Court, gave the plaintiff a verdict for
$164 72. Macfarlane for plaintiff and Mer
cur for defendant.
CORNF.LIT*3 HUNSICKER VS. WM. R. HAY.VES
AND A. I). SPALDING. —This was an action in
trespass brought for the recovery of the value
of some 40,000 feet of white pine sample boards
sold by said A. I). Spalding, as Deputy Sher
iff, in a suit of said Haynes vs. Miller, in 1853,
the boards being claimed by said plaintiff. The
jury find a verdict for said plaintiff in the sum
of $lB2 70. Adams for plaintiff and Ehvell
aud Smith for defendant.
NANCY EDWARDS VS. ABEL EDWARDS. —On
motion of Mr. Canfield, and on reading depo
sitions, the Court decree a divorce from the
bonds of matrimony.
In the matter of the application of Michael
Kennedy for the benefit of the Insolvent laws,
the Court direct a habeas corpus to issue, and
said Kennedy be brought into Court from the
jail of the county. Petition presented—schedule
of property made, and bond filed and approved;
whereupon the said Kennedy is discharged from
custody. lie was committed to jail at Februa
ry Sessions, 1854, for selling liquor without
M. C. MERCCR VS. THE STATE MOTAI. IN
srRANCH COMPANY. —Action of Assumsit, bro't
for the recovery of a sum covered by policy of
insurance. Plaintiff made application to C. S.
Russell, Agent of said Company, in 1851, to
insure his dwelling house, situate in Burlington
township, in the farmers' department of said
Company. Mr. Russell made a survey and
sent it on to the company at Harrisburg, sta
ting that one room in the building was occu
pied and used as a store. The Company refus
ed to take the risk iu that department. On a
second survey, copied from the first, Mr. Mer
cur made the following endorsement:—
" I hereby agree not to hold the Company responsible
for anv loss that may be occasioned by fire in the store
room.' "M. C. MERCUIi."
Upon this application a policy issued. In
1853 the building*was consumed by fire, which
originated in a room over the store. The evi
dence showed that this room was accessible on
ly from the store—that it was used to keep
rags, boxes, brooms, Ac., that the rags were
kept in a bin 3 by 5 feet, and also contained
timothy and clover seed for farming purposes,
and also chains, saws and shovels. The coun
sel for the defendant asked the Court to charge
the jury that this room was a part of the store,
the tire having occurred therein—that it was
used in connection with the store for mercan
tile business, and therefore Mercur was pre
cluded from recovering. The Court refused to
do so, and directed the jury that if they be
lieved, by a reasonable construction of the facts,
that it was a part of the store, then there could
be uo recovery. But if they believed it was
not, theu Mercur was not precluded by the en
dorsement on the application, and ought to re
cover the amount covered by the policy. The
jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff in the
sum of sll 12 20. Mercur and Adams for
plaintiff, aud Elwell for defendant.
EZRA IM'ALDING VS. BROWN & ROCKWELL.
Action of ejectment, brought for the recovery
of a piece of land in Franklin township, upon
which one cud of defendant's dam is abutted.
Under the direction of the Court, the jury re
turned a verdict for plaintiff.
Thereupon the jury were discharged, and the
Court stands adjourned until Saturday the 19th
inst., when matters on the argument list will
be disposed of.
Upon petition, the Court grant the follow
ing licenses: —
To S. A. Mills, North Towanda.
" Nathan Oliustead, Ulster.
John Randall, Sheshequin.
1. R. Davies, Athens borough.
Darius Myers, Milan.
John Howard, Browntowu.
John C. Wilson, Albany.
Jacob Reel, Athens Twp.
Isaac Crippins, Columbia.
" Alexander Bowe, Springfield.
" Hiram W. Root, "
John Wallace, Ridgbery.
" Charles O. French, 44
A. E. Spalding, Canton.
These Licences are to extend only to the Ist
of October 1855.
On reading petition of certain legal voters of
Burlington tpt. the Court ordered that an
election be held on the 2d Tuesday of June
next, at the usual place, for the purpose of
determining the propriety of changing the place
of holding general and township election from
the house of D. P. McGce, to the house now
occupied by Roswell Luther.
On a like application of certain legal voters
of Ilidgberry twp. the Court order that an
election be held on the 26th of June next, at
the usual place, to determine by ballot the
propriety of changing the place of holding
general and township elections from the house of
J. O. Fine to the house now occupied by Beni
O. Buck. J '
' Sag Nichts,''(Say Nothings) is a new
secret political organization rising up in oppo
sition to tho 44 Nix Weisers," (Know-Nothings.)
Two secret societies ruling independent freemen
is a sublime state of affairs for an enlightened,
republican country, truly !
Resolution Approving of Governor R eed
We find in the last day's proceedings of ti
Legislature as reported in the Lrgislati rt r
cord, the following action had in reference "
the recent outrages in Kansas : t0
Mr. LAPORTE offered the following
Resolved, That the gratitude of the ,K-AH
of Pennsylvania is eminently due to r'/ re
ANDREW 11. IWE, of kLu lor HHT.?
ful adherence to the old landmarks of r , r ,f'
oau liberty, in defending the purity of thr'S"
lot-box, against a lawless mob of Missouri
we, the representatives of his native S' 1
tender him our heartfelt thanks, and hi,7 i'
acorcha! welcome to his home, 4$ *
solot[on' AIU ' S, E i " q " irc ' 1 "" rr
Mr. LAPORTE said, lie presumed cverv EEN.
tlcnian on this floor was acquainted with the
lus ory of the recent outrages in Kansas
had been spread before the countrv in almo
every newspaper throughout the north The
sympa hies of the people of Pennsylvania a
with Governor REEDER, and it is fitting that
their representatives should make some expre.,
siou at this tune. In his view, the conduct of
Governor REEDER stood in proud contrast with
the general sycophancy and suppleness of nor
thern mco, holding place under the general
government, on all questions connected with
Mr. CIIAMBERLIN [Beaver,] confessed his.sur
prise at the remarks of the gentleman from the
city, Mr. [CFMMINGS,] in his want of informa
tion to vote understanding!}' on this resolution
j In the multitudinous routine of legislative du
| ties the gentleman, [Mr. CIMMINGS,] has over
looked the accumulating and undisputed histo
ry of the nefarious and mobocrutic violence of
marauders upon the soil of Kansas, and their
triumph over the popular sovereignty princi
ples, asserted by Gov. REEDER and his demo
cratic friends. Why, sir, I but yesterdav READ
a semi-official account, vouched 'for by Gov
REEDER himself, wherein the imputed wronjs
inflicted upon Kansas territory is confirmed -
Armed men with bowie knives, the pistol AND
the rifle, from Missouri, invaded the territory
assumed the control of the ballot-box, and
drove the bona fide settlers from the polls, and
now sought by fraudulent legislation, to plant
slave institutions upon its sacred soil. It gave
him pleasure, here in this Hall, to stand up
and testify to the fidelity and firmness of tin*
Territorial Governor, a PennsylvanianSborn, he
believed. Differing, as he [Mr. CHAMBEP.I'IC
did, in his political views and associations from
those of Gov. IIEEDEB, he could yet applaud
his manly effort to vindicate the'true princi
ples of the constitution and the laws of the
land. He was glad the gentleman from Brad
ford, [Mr. LAPORTE J had presented the REFLA
TION to the House, and he apjiealed to the
members to stand up, and by a unanimous ex
pression, sustain the resolution.
The resolution was considered, and passed
by a unanimous vote.
KANSAS AND THF. MISSOCRIANS, —The riatte
(Missouri) Argus of the Ist inst., publishes the
proceedings of a mass meeting held at Web
ster, Mo., at which the following extraordina
ry resolutions were passed 'That self-defence
requires the expulsion of every person bringing
into reproach Negro Slavery ; that robber?
and traitors have no right to the protection of
the law ; that they ratify the proceeding- a;
the Parkville riot; that they approve of tLc
resolutions in regard to Methodists, and add
thereto all ministers preaching prejudicial to
Slavery ; that they have no arguments against
Abolition papers, but " Missouri River," " Bon
lire,' and " llemp Rope that tliey pledge
themselves to go to Kansas and help to expel
those corrupting the slaves ; and that they call
a grand mass meeting at Parkville ou the sth
THE EXPEDITION FOR THE RELIEF OF PN
Kane is nearly ready for sailing. A bark and j
a propelhr will go upon this expedition, j
amply provided with two years' rations. Th* i
two vessels will carry 300 tons of Pittstou (Pa. ;
anthracite coal, for the use of the propeller
aud for ordinary consumption. Should more
be needed, abundant supplies can be obtained
at Diseo, ou the coast of Greenland, when
Inglefield, the English navigator, found it t
exist in abundance, it bciug only necessary; !■
dig it out from the shore. The number of met |
going out on this expedition will be forty-sev:: j
including four officers to each vessel. Lieut H
J. Hartstene, formerly commander of the steaa
sliip Illinois, is to command the expedition-
Lieut. Charles C. Simrns to command thf I
tender. Passed Midshipmen —Watson Sniitl
,u - S. Lovell, Joseph P. Fyffee, and tins ;
Assistant Engineer, Ilarman Newell. One e:
the burgeons is a younger son of Judge Km- !
of Philadelphia, Dr. John K. Kane, whojo:- j
in the search for his brother. Mr. Lovellw i
one of the officers in the expedition under Li' "'
THE W IIEAT CROP. — The information reec •
ed from the Genesee valley, in the State E
New \ ork, is that the wheat crop look? f"
raising, and scarcely ever appeared better.
large increase of ground has been planted* -
every seed and esculent that give sustenance f
man. These remarks may be applied to
crops, generally, over the country.
ftaS"* Open American Party conventions ba r
have been held in Northumberland, Northaffi;
' ton, Montgomery, and we believe other coun
ties in Pennsylvania ; and numerous nicotic-'
in other States have been held for the sau*
Cot.. KINNEY IN MORE TROPBI.K. — CoI. Kin-'
was brought Ivefore Judge Kane of the I
States District Court this aftprnoon and !•''
to bail in the sum of $4,500, to ati>" r 5
charge of violating the neutrallitv la*'-"
fitting out a vessel in this district apn®]
Nicaragua. The alleged vessel here is r,;lu
to sail with aromunitiou, stores and tare
hundred men. Preshury of the Girarxl
became bail fo%Col. Kinney. ,
George M. Dallas appeared as coun- -
Col. Kiunev.— Lsdscr Shu \*th.