Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, November 13, 1856, Image 2

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    D nun the rihi.iec!i>hi;i North American, November U.j
Homicide in Philadelphia,
About ten minutes past eight o'clock last
evening a shocking scene occurred in front of
(Jay's Hotel, in Seventh street, above Chest
nut, which lias created the greatest excitement
in that neighborhood. It appears, as far as
we could learn the particulars, that a young
man, named Isaac C. Slinrlock, residing at 612
Poplar street, and Mr. Philip 8. Clawges, of
the firm of Wilmer A" Clawges, dry goods aud
notion commission merchants, doing business
nt No. 139 Market, above Third st., had an
altercation at this place. A warm discussion
ensued, when Shuriock drew a revolver from i
his coat pocket, and iired three times at Claw
ges, who staggered back a few feet, exclaim
ing, " My (Jod ! 1 am shot,*' and fell upon the
steps of (Jay's Hotel. The wounded man was ]
at once picked up and conveyed into tlie drug
store at the corner, when it was fotin 1, on ex
amination, that the halls or slugs had entered
the lower part of his groin, indicting a wound
from which it is said bv the physicians attend
ing liiin, that lie cannot recover. He was al
so shot in the breast and arm. II" was sub
seqiicntly removed to the Pennsylvania Hos
Mr. Slinrlock was at once arrested by a by
stander, Mr. John Lagan, and without resist
ing was conveyed to the Mayor's office, where
lie confessed to having committed the act. lie
appeared perfectly cool and collected, and told
the story of his wrongs in a manner which eli
cited the sympathy of all the officers present,
lie said : " I committed the act ; I fired the
revolver, and I have been most foully wrong
ed. This man took my wife down town,
drugged lier with wine, and then seduced
her. She told me so. I love mv wife us 1 love
1 he prisoner was searched, and had upon his
person a small amount of money and a daguer
reotype of his wife.
Mr. Slinrlock was employed as an account
ant in the house of Wilmer & Clawges, and it
is alleged that the latter has been on terms of
intimacy with Hie wife of the former for some
time past.
From another statement made of the case,
it appears that Shurloek walked deliberately
u]i to Clawges, and after telling him of his
wrongs, told him ho should die ; and immedi
ately put his threat in execution by firing his
revolver at him.
Slinrlock is a young man about 28 years of
ace, and is said to be of excellent character.
During his arrest, he did not make the least
resistance, and lie seems not in the least to re
gret the offence committed.
We understand further that another difficul
ty existed between the two parties, Clawges
having borrowed a sum of money from Shur
loek and refusing to return it. The parties,
about half an hour previous, in crossing with
two friends, were examining some of the ac
counts of the firm, and one of the friends no
ticed tiiat Shurloek appeared somewhat ex
Clawges is about 38 years of ago, and has
n wife and four children. He is a member of
Rev. Mr. Chambers' Church.
P. S. Mr. Clawges died the next day at the
Pennsylvania Hospital.
GREAT LAND SALE.—A sale is to take place
on the 17th of the present month, of about
200,000 of the best lands in Kansas, lying up
on-the Missouri river, at the very entrance of
the territory. The sale is to be at Fort Lea
venworth, tinder the direction of government,
and is to be to the highest bidder for cash.—
These lands have been appraised by Commis
sioners at from $1,25 to £lO per acre. They
must be the first to be settled in the Territory,
and will probably sell at such prices as will en
able the purchasers to make a very handsome
profit upon them.
A Trust Company has been organized in
Boston, of which Amos A. Lawrence, W. D.
l'ickinan and 11. 15. Storer are Trustees, which
proposes to receive money for investment in
these lands. They will either sell shares at
SIOO each, or take money to be invested di
rectly for the owners. Although the accounts
first received will be applied to the purchase
of these lands on the 17th, funds can be used
to equal advantage during the whole winter,
and interest is allowed from the date of re
ceipt. Joseph Lvnian, Esq., Boston, is the
Wixn. During the wind on Saturday after
noon, and while the dust was circulating so
thick th t no one could sec more than tlie
length of an eyelash in front, a lady, dressed
in the most elegant style, in coming round cue
of the corners, was lifted off her feet by the
force of the wind acting on the great expanse
of surface which she presented to it. The wind
unfortunately did not set her down in the same
position in which she was before being taken
up, but turning her gently on one side, it laid
her endwise on the sidewalk, where she com
menced a series of astonishing gyrations, roll
ing over and over on the hoops of the skirts,
and exhibiting a species of locomotion which
is not yet generally appreciated, and which
may come into fashion with high winds ami
large circlets of light material. As the lady
thus rolled over and over, several persons were
knocked down and passed over by the lady aud
the hoops, without ever knowing that anything
had bent them. Fortunately for the lady, the
dust and the astonishment of the people out
of doors permitted but a few to witness this
new method of getting along in a stiff breeze,
arid keeping up full sail at the same time. As
we came around a corner, we found the lady
wedged between a lamp post and a hydrant,
and immediately assisted her to an upright in
stead of a recumbent position.— Detroit Ad
employed a day or two in this office, named
Oscar M'Kclvy, while returning from Hyde
Park 011 Wednesday night of last week, fell
from the end of the Hail road Fridge to the
ground, a distance of thirty feet. At first it
was supposed that his injuries were of such a
nature as to result in his death, but at the pre
sent time, under judicious medical treatment
and careful nursing, there is hope of his reco
A stranger was smothered to death at the
Furnaces last Wednesday morning, lie had
ventured into one of the arches which vent
the Furnace, and probably became so soou
prostrated with the deadly gas that lie was
unable to get out. Death of course was in
There was a collision of the Passenger and
L ravel Trains at Lehigh Summit last Friday,
caused by a turned switch. One of the engines
wa> badly damaged, but no one hurt.'—St fan
' 11 Itrjui 1/liC't it.
Violent Hurricane in IllinaiB —Singular
Effects of the Storm
[l-'r mi the Quiney Whig, October 2ft.]
On Friday afternoon last, a wind storm fell
with pitiless fury upon the neighborhood re
siding about four utiles east of the city on the i
ohl railroad track. The cloud from which the
wind came was funnel shaped and black as
midnight, and went whirling aud revolving
through the air after the fashion of an old
time whirlwind, spreading devastation and ruin j
along its path. The storm fell with great fti- ;
rv upon the premises of Simon Lauglilin. It ;
tore the roof from his dwelling and scattered :
the shingles along its track for miles—burst
out one of the sides of the house—blew down
his carriage-house, and the last that was seen
of his carriage it was some three thousand feet
high in the air, traveling as a land vehicle ne
ver traveled before. It is yet missing.
On the place of Henry Kemp, which ad
joins tint of Mr. Laughlin, the oat-stacks were
leveled and the sheafs scattered over the fields
ih all directions. The corn-stalks were torn
and twisted up by the roots, and the whole
field was shorn as smooth as if a reaper had :
been over it.
At Mr. John Powell's place, large bearing
apple-trees were torn up by the roots.
The fencing for miles along the path < f the
storm was entirely swept away. The large
pond of water on the railroad track near Hen
ry Kemp's farm, covering an area of about
two acres, was entirely scooped out—scarcely
a drop was left. It was remarked by those
who were watching the cloud, that instantly
after passing the pond, its color changed from
inky black to pure white.
This region has not been visited with so deso
lating a storm for many years. There was no
destruction of life that we have heard of.
TLETON DESTROYED. —We learn from the Peo
ria Illinois Transcript that on Friday after
noon, the 24th ult., a most destructive tornado
passed over the northern portion of Schuyler
county, in this state, and in its course com
pletely prostrated the nourishing village of
Littleton. The place contained over 100 hou
ses, besides barns and out houses, all of which
were destroyed or so much damaged as to be
useless. Among other buildings were two
churches, one a wood and the other a brick
edifice. Some idea of the force of ti gale
may be obtained from the fact that of the
walls of the brick church, no part was left
| standing which exceeded four feet in height.—
Strange as it may seem, but four persons were
seriously hurt and one killed. The man who
was most seriously hurt, was in a fair way to
recover when last heard from.
A contribution was made by the citizens of
Macomb of $l5O, and, we presume, other towns
have also furnished means to the sufferers.—
As a matter of course, nothing was saved.—
Beds, bedding, clothing, provisions, everything
was scattered to the four winds. Such a storm
is seldom experienced, and we remember of
j none so destructive as this, since that which
passed over Canton, Fulton eouuty, many years
1 ago-
nal gives the following account of a case of
somnambulism which occurred at the residence
of a gentleman near that city :
" Hearing footsteps upon the stairs about
midnight, and suspecting burglars might be
about the premises, the gentleman rose from
his bed and took down a double barreled gun,
with which in his hand he proceeded to the
door opening into the hall. Reaching the
door, he applied his ear to the key hole and
heard what lie thought a rustling of garments
upon the stairs. Hastily drawing a chair to
the door, he stepped npon it and inserted the
gun through the t ran son. Just then the thought
' occurred to him that it might be his daughter,
who sometime previously was addicted to walk
ing in het sleep. Passing out into the hall
with the gun still in his hand, to be used in
I ease circumstances warranted it, he found the
| apartment entirely vacant, and, lighting a
a lamp, he then ascended the stairs. Imagine
; his surprise and terror on looking out of the
' chamber windows to see among the branches
of a tall tree which grew there, his daughter,
; dressed in her night habiliments and scem-
I ingly utterly unconscious of her perilous posi
| tion. Without uttering a word or making a
' sound calculated to frighten her he stepped
■ out of the window himself and, winding one
; arm tightly about the waist of the sleeping
t girl, he with great exertion managed to regain
the hall with his precious burden. The sur
! prise of the young lady when she awoke and
l was informed of her perilous adventure, can
; be better imagined than described.
1 OK LIKE.—OiI Wednesday morning, a young
woman, about 18 years of age, boarding with
j a widow in Wyle's Court, gave birth to a fc
| male child, and without informing any one in
| the house, it is alleged, buried it in a pile of
I ashes in the cellar, abont 12 o'clock the same
I day. The occupant of the house had emplov
i ed a man that day to remove the ashes, and
1 about 3 o'clock that afternoon, while engaged
jin this work, found the child buried about a
j foot beneath the surface.
It was wrapped up in a skirt, and had a
i stocking tied around its neck, on removing
i which it was discovered that the child still
| breathed, though it hud been under the ashes
for nearly three hours. It wus taken in charge
; by the lady of the house, and a physician sent
for, and yesterday morning it was thought the
, child would live. The young woman is still at
the house in charge of an officer, she being too
. unwell to be removed.— Philadelphia Ledger,
\ Xav. 7.
• THE CI'RTAIX LIKTKI>.—A correspondent of
the New Oilcans Delta, thus foreshadows the
; Democratic plau for the future :
! "We have just passed, or soon will, through
a terrible crisis. There was danger, say what
you may. The South wants now security for
the future, and she must have it. There is now
! no excuse—we are in power. Exteusiou of
slavery is the testing crucible. The South de
mands an equality in the Federal Senate ;
| hence, the first step is to admit Kansas as a
, Slave State, an offset to Culiforuiu—this equi
librium never, hereafter, to be disturbed ; for
every Free State, one Slave State ; the prin
| ciples of the Nebraska Kansas bill, so far as
; they touch slavery or non-slavery, never to be
1 CASSIUS M. CI.AY, in a speech at Chicago, a
fe\v days since, declared, from his own obser
vation, that white men cun and do labor in the
cotton fields, and that in Texas there is a Ger
man settlement, where they they produce one
third more from an .acre of eott<>it than the
1 slaves do.
Sratiforli importer.
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MONEY may be sent by mail, at our risk—enclosed in an
envelope, and properly directed, we will be responsible
for its safe delivery.
We nre without definite returns from Penn- j
j sylvauia, as regards the votes in the several J
counties. We make the majority for BUCHAN- J
AN about 20,000. The straight FILLMORE vote \
will exceed that number, leaving BUCHANAN in
a minority iu his own State. The fusion vote
• is largely iu favor of FREMONT.
We give below our table of electoral votes,
; which we believe is correct. Illinois was for
! some days reported for FKKMONT, but it is cou-
I ceeded for BUCHANAN by a small majority.—
The Republican State Ticket is however elec
ted by 12,000 majority. These results have
been brought about as in this State, by the
Fillmore men.
Teunessee, Lousiana and Florida have also
; been reported as doubtful, but they are now
considered as certain for BUCHANAN by large
Buchanan. Fillmore. Fremomt
Maine .. 8
Vermont .. 5
j New Hampshire .. 5
; Connecticut .. 6
Rhode Island .. 4
j Massachusetts .. 13
! Sew York .. 35
| Maryland S
! Pennsylvania 27
j Delaware 3
| Ohio .. 23
j South Carolina 8
, Georgia 10
Alabama 0
Mississippi 7
j Xortlj Carolina 10
Virginia 15
: Missouri 9
Arkansas A
Texas 4
Illinois 11
Indiana 13
Michigan .. 6
j lowa .. i
Wisconsin .. 6
! Kentucky 12
j Florida 3
i Tennessee 12
j California 4
i New Jersey 7
[ Louisiana 4
174 8 114
! .
NEW-YORK. —The majority of Fremont over
Buchanan is now up to 75,000, and is likely to
go a trifle higher yet. Over Fillmore. Fre
mont has now 130,000, and is likely to increase
it a little. King's majority over Parker for
Governor will certainly exceed 50.000. Over
Brooks, it is at least 100,000. The rest, of
the Republican State Ticket runs a little bet
ter than King.
The Legislature stands 80 Republican, 30
Buchanan and 8 K. N.
j *
I vote is now published and summed up as fol
-1 lows :
Providence C 0.... ,6,903 4,432. .331
Newport Co. 1,258 750 659
I Kent Co 1,260 566 15
Washington C 0... .1,443 495 452
Bristol Co 603 337 218
11,467 6,6X0 1,675
The clear majority for Fremont in the State
is 3,142 ; over Buehanan, 4,817 ; over Fill
more, 9,822.
CONNECTICUT. —FuII returns from this State
: show the following result :
Fremont. 37,098
Buchanan 30,932
Fillmore 2,129
MARYLAND.—FuII returns from Maryland
j show the following result :
j Fillmore 35,407
Buchanan 27,158
j Fillmore's majority 8,269
n .
The Presidential Electors chosen on
Tuesday last, will be called by the Governors
of the several States to meet in each State
capitol, on the first Wednesday of December,
and east their vote, aud choose a messenger to
carry it sealed to Washington. On the second
Wednesday of February, the returns will be
counted by Congress and declared.
j with the law of the last legislature, on aud af
ter September 1, 1856, the issuance or circula
tion of small notes of a less denomination than
$5, by any bank except the Bank of Teunes
; see, is made au indictable offense, punishable
: by a fine of uot less than SSOO, nor more than
THANKSGIVING DAY. —Ohio joins with twelve
' other States in designating the 20th of No
vember as thanksgiving day. The Governor
of Delaware, it appears, has not designated
the 13th, as has been stated, nor any other
day yet. He will, doubtless, name the 20th.
The Governor of Massachusetts has named
the 27th, and lie is the first one, therefore, to
set apart a day different from the one desig
nated by all the other States so far.
; CUNNINGHAM, Esq., of Beaver, Pa., has been
: appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme
Court of Kansas, in place of Hon. J. M. Bun-
I REI.L, deceased.
#frinl#Btt uf Cirtmtj, j
November 4, 1866.
. —KB a: 2
DISTRICTS. r. 9 :•/ ?;•
i I
Athens township, lUO 155 194 19S-V 13
Athens Borough 74 45 69 4 Xil
Armenia 66 ] 71 3
Albany <j6 60 KM 63 14
Asylum 12; i 53 156 55 3
Burlington west ISO 25 161
Burlington boro' 32 17 35 lo 1
Burlington 167 2s P'2 34 1
Canton 336 17 3s.- 24
Columbia, 17 i 57 205 71
Dnrell 136 83 142 8s ...
Franklin,. Us 351 126 46 2
Granville, 322 e $65 14 ...
Hcrrick 134 17 153 29
Leßoy 170 1 197 1 1
Litchfield 08 66 139 80 1
Monroe 160 31 I*6 32
Monroe boro 31 23 32 24 2
Orwell 217 19 $56 26
Overton 2* 19 32 2xi-^l
Pike 32s Is 379 22
Rome 181 40 220 50 3
Itidgberry 200 52 s2* 66 ...
ShesliPquin, 232 44 269 4s ...
Sinithtield 300 77 341 95
Springfield 248 87 307 95
South Creek, 123 19 151 72 1
St: tiding Stone 67 81 74 95 ,<f..
Sylvatiia boro 41 5 46 5 ....
Tttsearora 113 14 142 26
Towamla Itoro 143 93 14:' 91 3
Tnwrnda twp I 86 37 105 321....
Totvanda North, 70 20 77 22 ....
Troy'twp Ij.j 234 si 3
Ulster, 112 86 127 S3
Wysox 136 115 126 121 7
Wyalusing, 194 so 2171 *7
Wells, si 89 11* | 97
Warren 229 41 272 56 1
Windham 124 M>; 140 *7 1
Wilmot 40 61! 51 71'^..
6017 20421696912314 71
*#"The Fillmore Union tirket received in the county
30 votes, included in the Fremont column. Gerrit Smith
had C.votes iu Herriek and 1 vote in Asylum.
title of a handsome weekly of sixteen pages,
of which that veteran editor, WILLIAM T.
PORTER, formerly of the Xeic York Spirit of
the Times, and George Wilkes, have recently
commenced the publication at New York City.
The new paper is intended to be " a chronicle
of the turf, agriculture, field sjmrts, literature
and the stage." The editor has a wide-spread
reputation among those for whose tastes he
caters, for wit humor, and originality. He
has an extensive corps of contributors, and
gets up a very spicy and interesting paper,
which can be obtained of the publishers at No.
346 and 348 Broadway, New York, at $3,00
a year in advance.
whose famous Quarterly, The Scalpel , lias made
his name familiar on both sides of the Alantic,
commenced on the Ist inst./the publication of
a Quarto Monthly of the same name. It is
published at $1 a year, in advance ; Subscri
bers must address the editor, box 3121 New
York City.
Dr. DIXON says, in bringing the Scalpel be
fore the public in its new form, that he is "go
j ing to stump the Union for it," and lie an
| nonnees himself us " the independent candidate
I for the Medical President of the United States.'
| The editor's well-known power and originality
! as a writer on medical subjects, will no doubt
give the Scalpel in its present popular form an
extensive circulation.
sylvania can now boast one of the very best
agricultural periodicals in the country. The
! Farm Journal , edited by D. A. Wells, and A.
j M. Spangler, and published by Samuel Eiulin
| k eo. N. E. corner of 7th and Market Sts.,
Philadelphia, at one dollar per annum in ad
vance. We intend to quote frequently from
the Farm Journal for the benefit of the read
ers of the Reporter, but hope nevertheles that
the farmers of Bradford will give the Journal
a large patronage. They will find that jieriod
ical practical and instructive.
telegraphic despatch, yesterday, announced the
death of the Hon. John M. Clayton, at Dover.
Mr. Clayton's name is familiar in the political
history of his country for a life of honorable
service and for distinguished talent. He was
elected to represent his native State, Delaware,
for three different terms in the U. 8. Senate,
the last of which does not expire till 1859.
He was General Taylor's Secretary of State,
and assisted Sir Henry Bulwer in framing the
famous Nicaraguan treaty which caused so
much discussion. By the death of Mr. Clay
ton, the new Democratic Legislature of Dela
ware will have a second United States Sena
tor to elect.
>&" Gov. POLLOCK, on the 6th inst., signed
the following acts of the last Legislature :
An Act relating to Banks, Savings, Trust aud
Insurance Companies ; an act allowing bills of
exception aud writs of error in criminal cases ;
a supplement to the act regnlating proceedings
in Courts of Justice aud for other purposes,
approved 6th May, 1844.
Prrn.ic DEBT OK VIRGINIA. —It appears by
an official statement of the condition of the
public debt of Virginia on the 30th of Sep
tember last, that the actual nmouut is $26,-
914,949. The debt was reduced $10,200
and increased during the past year $2,184,670-
The State is the owner of a large amount of
bank and internal improvement stocks, some
of the latter unproductive.
of a man named PERKINS, situated about two
miles from Kirkwood, near Binghajnton, N. Y.,
was consumed by fire last Saturday evening.
Perkins, his wife and seven children, perished
in the flames.
evening a telegraphic operator, named Charles
Osborne, was run over and instantly killed by
a freight train, at Clevclaud, Ohio.
The Governor has appointed ROBERT T. CON
RAD Associate Judge of the Court of Common
riess of Philadelphia, from the Ist of Decem
ber next, vice Win. D. Kelley, resigned. •
On Saturday last the Governor appointed
Cnpt. ENOCH Ti RLF.Y, Harbor Master, for the
port of Philadelphia, from the 15th inst., vice
; Geo. R. Graham, resigned.
'link of this road, eutendiug from Rridge|ort, i
opposite llarrisburg, to Millersburg, Pa., a
distance of twenty-six miles, is now reported
as completed and ready for delivery. A loco
motive and train of cars, containing the Presi
dent and Directors of the Company, jmssed
over the line from Millersburg to Dauphin, a
few days' ago, and found every thing satisfac
tory. That portion of the work Ijctweeu the
Pennsylvania Railroad bridge ami Bridgeport,
will be finished in a few days, so that in the
course of six weeks cars will be running regu
larly from the I A ken's Valley Coal Fields to
Baltimore. The work between Millersburg
and Trevortou is in such a state of foiward
ness as to secure its completion by the first of
Jannary. The last ten miles between Trevor
ton and Sutibury will be put under contract
by the first of next mouth. So that the en
tire line may be completed by the first of June
KANSAS. —Governor GEARY had, at the last
accounts, arrested some do/.cu or more free
State men in the southern portion of the ter
ritory, on charges of having participated in the
recent disturbances near Ossawattotnie. He
was invited there by the free State men to pro
tect them from the robberies and outrages com
mitted by Southerners The Governor escap
ed the resj>onsibilify of making these arrests
himself, by having the U. S. Marshal with
him ; and while the Governor soothed the set
tlers by soft words, the Marshal was cruising
about making arrests. Not a single pro-dave
ry man has yet been arrested. It is a remarka
ble state of peace they have in Kansas.
SINGII.AR WAGER. —Major Benj. Perley
Poore, a man weighing 200 pounds, wheeled a
wheelbarrow, containing a barrel of apples,
from Newburyport, to Boston, a distance of
of thirty-six miles, last week, in fulfilment of
a wager he had foolishly made before the elec
tion that Fillmore would beat Fremont in Mas
sachusetts. On his arrival in Boston with the
apple, lie was received by a concourse of ten
thousaud persons, and mounting the barrel he
made a speech.
ILLINOIS LAND SAI.ES. —The land sales of the
Illinois Central road, in October, reached
, $009,800, against $441,490 in October last
i year. Every purchase this October has been
by an actual settler, whereas last year tl e
| company sold considerable parcels to sperula
i tors. The receipts of October will be about
$300,000, the balance being on credit. The
company have just advanced the price of all
their lands north of Mcndota $5 per acre.
IMPORTANT DECISION. —It is stated the Sec
: retary of the Interior has decided against the
j ruling of the late Conmiissio.ier of Pensions
1 making a discrimination between the volunteer
1 and regular service. The soldiers of either
j service are, therefore, equally entitled toboun
ity land. A large number of claims that have
j been suspended pending the decision of this
! question will now be satisfied,
THE TOTAL VOTE of New York State, unofn
; cially reported, is—Fremont, 255,8% ; Bu-
I chanau, 110,844 ; Fillmore, 113,316. Fre
i mont over Buchanan, 75,052 ; Fremont over
| Fillmore, 132,580 ; Buchanan over Fillmore,
j 57,528. Majority in the State against Frc
: mont, 58,204.
B. K IXGSBIRY A SON have received a
large stock of goods for the Fall and Winter
trade, the particulars of which may be ascer
tained from our advertising columns.
Jtegr Mr. E. B. PARKER, of Jersey Shore,
Lycoming county, has been appointed County
Superintendent of Common Schools, in place
of J. W. BARRETT, resigned.
Gov. WISE. —A few weeks since, in conver
sation witlv a northern gentleman on the polit
ical state of the country, he stated the position
of affairs thus :—" We have no fear of nor
thern abolitionists. We can take care of thrm.
But what we have to fear is an insurrection
among ourselves." " What !'' said the other,
" alt insurrection of the blncks " No," said
the Governor, " but of the poor whites." This
remark he explained by saying that he should
not be surprised if a bill were introduced into
the next Legislature of Virginia to restrict the
slaves from learning the mechanical arts, with
design to restore these trades to the poor whites.
Mitchell of the town of Chemung was taken
with a fit of vomiting, and finally disgorged
from his stomach a lizard near nine inches
long ! He had drank several potations of
whiskey, together with three quarts of milk
that day, and it is supposed that the lizard
got drunk on milk punch—hence his getting so
high as to come out of his lodgments. The
lizard is supposed to have been swallowed
some four years since, as about that time Mr.
Mitchel inhaled something while watching at
a "deer lick," which has caused a slight de
bility of the stomach ever since.— Elmira Gaz.
day morning the dead bod'es of Peter Naugh-
I ton and his wife were found in the kitchen of
i their residence, in the town of Dudley, Mass.,
| shockingly disfigured from blows with an axe
and a flat iron. Mr. Nanghton's bank book
is missing, and every effort is making to ob
tain a clue to the perpetrators of this dreadful
A Dxdttifftl Scene.
The London papers by the Canadian .
Quebec, furuiakthe following purlieu!-,;, "J
the fatal accident at the Music Hull y
Gardens, while the Rev. Mr.
preaching :
Before the service commenced theentlm ; .
within, and even without, the biiildi,,,, w """
tense. After the preacher had proceeds f"
some minutes, on a sudden the hysterical *,•
and subsequent fainting of a female in 11,7* 7
lery to the left of Mr. S , and at the fam
eud of ti* building, occasioned u conn™, '" T
Presently, tlic ~e.,ple tl ,e
" Fire V— (there really Inn)
smell of fire a few minutes previously -J .i
called out " The building ! the buildii,!'
falling !"and then, from above, in the er-.n . • l! *
in the hall, and from all sides,' rose a vollev' r
screams and shrieks, which were follow.-d |
terrific rush to the doors. '• a
The preacher paused in terror. View i
from the orchestra, the body of the hall
sen tod a scene of dire confusion and a'nJT]
excitement. Fortunately, from tl„- |j, >)r ,
ing encumbered by seats a moment's obsn' 0 "
tion was given to the ru*h. Thai inomm
saved the lives of many who would have l„ "
overwhelmed in tremendous on-. t toward t "
door, and gave time lor more tranquil^,.' 0
The preacher, recovering himself. i, np ' fr>r( „i
silence, assured the people of safety, and w i, l
the shrieks and screams still resounded and
terrible groans were beginning to be heard
set up a hymn, which, at first loudly cliaim-d
from the orchestra, soon spread itself over the
troubled congregation in the body of the lull
who now seeing the roof still above them and
the galleries still crowded with listeners, terror
stricken, yet eagerly hanging upon the'preaele
er's words, thus encmirnged, joined in the hvnm
Not so in tin.- galleries. There a rnsh'wnV
made to the circular-stair case on the ri-dit
side facing the entrance. Down this a stream
of frightened men, women and children poiir
cd, rushing on in terror and impelled from he
hind by crowds in still greater alann. Tun
ing upon the stairs of the ocond gallery a
slight curve is made by the balustrades. There
unfortunately, from the OTerwhclming pressure
the mahogany handrail broke, and the halio
trades gave way, one after the other for about
three yards. Urged by the crowd above,
those below fell over the sides, down the well
staircase, to the stone llonr beneath.
The first who tumbled over was a well dress
ed woman, who struck upon her head and
died without a groan ; the second, another re
spectably dressed female, who ft 11 screaiiiiii"
in agony, with a child clasped in Jn-r arms';
then came another woman, then two men, and
others followed. Meantime, the crowd from
the end of the hall below Were rushing round
the passage, forcing their way outwards over
tiie dead and dying. The groans and screams
were such as might lie fancied of Paudeuioniuin.
SENTATIVES.—£uf!ieient progrts.- has been made
with the ceiling of the House of Representa
tives in the new south wing of the Capitol, to
give an idea of its surpassing gorgeoumess—
In the northeast angle the massive and elabor
ate drop pieces, of the form of huge inverted
pine apples, have been finished and set in their
places ; portions of tlietn an 1 the cornice have
been painted also, and adjoining parts of the
i ceiling frescoed ; the whole producing an effect
j that can lie equalled, we suppose, nowhere else
on this continent, and excelled scarcely any
where in the world. These large and most
1 elaborate drops, with the surrounding foliage
! and ornaments, are made of papier-mache,
and, in case of receiving injury from any cause,
can at any time be sjiecdily restored.
Whilst the work of ornamentation is thus
progressing in the ceiling of the hall of the
House, there is no idleness in the new commit
tee rooms. Several of them are paved with
the tieautiful encaustic tiles, and are ready for
| frescoing ; others are undergoing that process.
! and so exquisitely beautiful in taste and finish
is this work that every visiter pours forth, up
; on witnessing it, utterances of mingled astou
| ishuicnt and delight.
! In the north wing to be occupied by the
| Senate and its officers, several committee rooms
' are finished, and some arc well advanced to
! wards completion. One tiuw in hand is for
! the use ol the Naval Committee of the Senate,
and its ceiling and walls are being most luste
•' faily and fittingly frescoed and painted. Nep
tune, Amplitude, the Tritons, and all the gui-s
and goddesses of the deep, find spirited repre
sentations somewhere on the walls of this un
iqiK* room ; pamielings are taken up with na
val pictures ami exploits perl >rined under the
' American flag. When finished, this room,
| with its match for the Military Committee,
' will be among the chief attractions of the
luagnificeut apartments the country is pioviu
ing for the use of her legislative agentsiu the
Capitol.— -Xutt- mil Intelligencer.
Ci Rioi-s WOLF TRAD.— The Hartford Times
of Saturday says :—-A very ingenious and ap
parently effectual contrivance i'or catching and
killing wolves, foxes, Ac., lias been invented
by Frederic Rendu*, of Ibis city, a workman
at Colt's pistol factory. It is small ami <'"m
paet, being hardly ten inches long, ami it work*
with much strength and precision. Two steel
prongs, fitting into a close steel iron case, sre
provided with four barbed i oint*. upon 'J'
the bait is fixed. The little thing is cotnph"-
ed by two small steel tubes or pistol birr"*,
running lengthwise with the ease on
1 side, mid provided with cones for pcrcnsMon
When the animal seizes the m>af, I'D P" *
out the two prongs upon wliieli it i* fasten'*',
and in doing so opens them by a power, n
spring, thus fo ring his jaws wide apart a'"
holding them firmly bv the cruel barbed points
while at the same instant both pistol barn*
are simultaneously discharged down hi* throat .
It finishes him completely. Even without 11
pistol sliots, no wolf could well getaway. 1
those I Kl rived points in his jaws. An es|" rl
ment tried on a dog succeeded adinirafib -
The inventor goes to Canada with his trap, 1
sell it in that v.olf-swarming region.
HOGS AND PORK. —The Cincinnati / •
rent of the 29th ult., reports that contrnfl
for 30,000 hogs have been closed intliat q'i'r
ter, chiefly at fiafv l-4e. net, for early delivery
The packing season there will soon , '" ir "" rmt .
The same paper reports sales of mess pot' ■
sl7 per bbJ, while at th.e same periodic.* * *
pork was held at twenty dollars. .
We hear of no movement in hogs ><>' i 1
ing purposes among our packers. j
vailing price among holders is l> I-J l '-
l'ork is freely offered at sl7 |K*r bin. •'
shoulders are dull at 6 l-2c ; clear *" •
7 I-2c.. and bairtrcd hams at 1" cents-