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ingiit settled down upon the waters of the
Chesapeake, the long, low pirougue, or gim-
boat—for it was mounted with a swivel at
stern and bow —slowly issued forth into the
•• Southward," said the Captain, "to the
Th's time there was no reply, and the men
"bent to their oars.*
Several days after the scenes just recated,
find when all* the inmates of llairston house
were buried in sleep, Arthur Hetherington
was suddenly awakened by a loud scream,
which issued from the apartment of Eleanor.
Hastily throwing on iiis dressing gown, and
taking his sword in his hand, he mounted to
the young lady's chamber.
Mrs. llairston, whose apartment was next
to that of bcT daughter, had already entered
the chamber ; and when young H.-therington
reached the door, he descried his inistrcss%it
ting up in bed, her frame agitated bv strong
I) was a considerable time before any intel
ligible explanation of her fright could be ex
tracted from her ; and when, after she had
grown calmer, the anxious listers were made to
understand, her agitation was considered the
result simply of an unpleasant dream.
Miss Iluirston's relation was briefly as fol
lows : She had retired as usual, and had been
sleeping for some hours, when suddenly she
heard a noise at her window, the shutters of
which had been closed on the previous night.
Opening her eyes at the seund, and half rising
from her recumbent posture, she had seen the
shutter open, the window raised, and, the next
moment, a man had passed his body through
the opening, and with a single bound stood at
her side. lie had then thrown his arms around
her before she could sc/eatn, and imprinted
twenty kisses upon her lips. She had then
screamed, and the intruder had relaxed his
grasp, passed through the window again with
a mocking laugh, and disappeared, just as lights
began to twinkle, and Mr. Hetherington hast
ened up the staircase.
Mrs. llairston shook her head as her daugh
ter finished this narration ; and, pointing to
the closed window, said that Eleanor must
conquer this foolish nervousness, which, on a
former occasion, had been the jest of every one.
She had not finished her homily, when Miss
llairston suddenly pointed to the to.let-table.
A folded note lay upon it, which was opened
and hastily read. It contained these lines :
" Mis* Hair-ton lias had two dreams—licr master, .sleej>-
incr and walking, telN her so. The moment, approaches
when ho will assert his mastery, in spite of the opposition
of her solemn lover. It id useless to tell her to beware.
Hctherington's proud lip was convulsed for
a moment with wrath. His fiery eyes burned
like consuming brands, and be clutched his
sword hilt until the blade shook in his furious
grasp. That any man should dare to thus
treat his intended bride !—that there should
be a mortal living who would presume ! Had
the intruder then stood before him, the death
of ono or both of them would have ensued.
Little was said by tlie young man, however.
His teeth were set close together, as if to pre
vent his wrath from escaping and expending it
self in weak words. He bowed gravely to the
two ladies, and retired from the apartment.—
Miss llairston shared her mother's bed for the
remainder of the night ; and, on the next day
nothing was said of the occurrence. The ser
vants had not been around, and the mystery
was shared by the three persons alone.
At last, the night appointed for the marriage
of lletheriugtou ami Eleanor arrived, and
every preparation had been completed. It
was to be very private, at the request of the
bridegroom, and none were to witness the cere
mony but the household, the officiating clergy
man, and a few friends of the bride.
As the shades of night descended, and the
hour approached when he was to receive from
her mother the hand of the beautiful and
blushing girl, the young man experienced, he
knew not why, a strange and ominous forebod
Having clad himself completely in his splen
did wedding toilet, and bestowed a last glance
upon the snowy frill at his bosom, his lace cuff<
and elaborately powdered hair, to which his
body-servant had just given the finishing touch
Ilctherington sat down at the window opening
toward she ocean, and leaning his head upon
his hand, gave himself up to reflection, which
settled down into a mood of unwonted gloom.
It seemed to him that some terrible crisis of
his life was approaching—that a dark and
threatening cloud, veined with lurid lightning
flashes, drew toward him, from the gloomy
horizon, its serpent like folds which ere long
would envelope him, and make him their vic
tim. He said afterwards, that he heard hiss
ing voices in the air, like the voices of those
terrible creatures of the imagination, the lai
mns—those human serpents which foretell mis
fortune and revel in the indications of approach
ing woe. The air seemed charged with a thick
and suffo -ating vapor, and an odor made itself
plainly discernable to the young man, like the
loathsome smell of a field of blood and death.
Arc there intimations in tlie air—in the winds
the unseen* currents of the atmosphere—of
coming fate ? Wise men have said .-o, and the
testimony of thousands corroborates this pres
ence of something —sotim shadow of an invisi
ble object—an object of horror and despair.
The young man tried in vain to shake off
the influence which had mastered him ; he
rose, walked up and down the apartment; turn
ed toward the window again, and looked forth.
As he did so, a faint red light glimmered for
a moment in one of the rushy coves, then dis
appeared, It seemed like his life, and lie turn
ed again from tlie window. As lie did so, his
eyes fell upon the poniard which he had so
strangely gained possession of—the poniard of
the secreet receptacle.
The drops of blood upon the blade seemed
to boil and hiss as lie gazed ; and the antique
handle formed a strange and diabolical profile
which sneered at him.
" Bah !" he mattered fiercely, tossing the
wea|>on from him as he spoke. " I'll not act
the baby, and be affrighted by my shadow—by
the foolish gossip of an old woman. And as
for this ominous weapon—this fate of the Jfeth
erivgtons—let the legend do its worst! I'll
scotch and kill the foolish tale forever 1"
As he spoke, he caught the poniard by the
* The lawless char,actoi- here spoken of. seem to have
hcen similar to those v. ho inloteil the waters of the Ches
apeake nt n period somewhat later, under the leadership
of an individual calling himself Captain Kyd, after the
gre.itKnjdi-h buccaneer. They were completely exter
minated, Anally, bv a body of Virginians, under command
of Colonel Cropper, grandfather of the present tiovernor
c.r Virginia. C 'l. C. s report of the engagement, now in
the archives of the e >mmonwoalth, is a striking proof of i
this gentleman's daring courage, as well of his grim humor. >
it seems th it Colonel C- was severely wounded in the arm j
head and loins, which were shattered by the bursting of I
one of the enemy's shells. He winds up bis report- with J
—•' 1 hope your excellency will excuse the brevity of this j
report, and punl m this little xnlhi we made among them." '
The l.ttic -ally " a desperate and Moody combat. 1
blade, and in doing so, inflicted a slight cut up
on his finger.
"An omen !" he muttered, with scornful
sneers, but trembling he knew not why ; "per
haps the blade is poisoned, and this is to be
the fate of the last of the Hetheringtons !
Perhaps this poniard, with which my grand
father, GcoftVy Hetheriugtoo, was killed by
his cousin Richard,, on the-day of his marriage
to Elizabeth llairston, of tilenarvin, is to be
say death weapon, too ! Who knows? And
who cares !" he added fiercely. ' Let fools be
frightened by falling daggers, and portraits of
murdered men ; by omens, warnings, and in
sane beseech ings of old cranes ; I'll not ! I'll
not shrink back for all the invisible or visible
lingers that were ever shaken in the pole faces
of woe-stricken chrildren from the beginning
of the world ! I'm not a baby ; and I'll go ou
in my course ! Natural or supernatural—man
or demon—l care not what tlrou art, I defy
and challenge you to meet me breast to breast.'
The young man had scarcely uttered these
words, when a low knock at the door made
him start, in spite of himself. Arthur llcth
erington was a brave man, but there are mo
ments when the strongest nerves are not proof
against the most trivial influences. There are
times when the mind is so wrought upon, that
we would not be greatly astounded by a walk
ing statute, like that of the dead commander
in Don Giovanni, advancing with his horrible
tramp ! trump ! tramp ! into the brilliant
This was Hetherington's feeling, and start
ing to his feet, he braced his whole form, and
in a desperate voice, bade the knocker enter.
It was simply a messenger from Mrs. Hairs
ton, come to inform the bride groom that the
bride awaited him. He hastily thrust the
poniard into his bosom, covered the. hilt with
las profuse ruffle, and bade the servant say
that he would appear in a moment.
lie surveyed himself in the mirror for the
last time, ami almost started at the sight of
his blanched cheeks and lips. A sarcastic
smile greeted the spectacle, and he tossed his
head away from the too faithful glass. Then,
pulling cuff's over his slender and uer
vous hands, he left the apartment.
He was soon at the side of the lovely girl,
whose blushing face assumed a deeper color as
lie appeared. Miss llairston was clad with
great splendor, after the fusion of the period,
in a white satin gown, with blue furbelows of
the same material looped back with bows of
ribbon. Her queenly brow was crowned with
a mass of curls, with pearls interwoven—she
wore many bracelets and otlur jewels—and up
on her snowy shoulders and open stomacher re
posed a cloud of gauze-like lace of the richest
description. The bridegroom forgot bis dis
quiet for a moment, in presence of this vision
of youth and beauty. His gaze, however, de
tected an end of lace hanging from the young
lady's stomacher, and, with a profound incli
nation, lie reached out his hand and replaced
it beneath the satin folding. As he drew
hack, the bride uttered a slight exclamation.
His finger had left a bloody impress upon the
young lady's bosom.
A shudder ran through Iletheringtou's frame
and he turned as pale as death. He had thus,
in the third generation, fulfilled to the letter the
old crone's legend.
" It is nothing," he muttered hoarsely ; "a
mere scratch upon my finger. I beg you not
to be disquieted."
And offering his arm to the bride, he led
her into the great apartment. In a few mo
ments they stood before the officiating clergy
man, and the marriage ceremony commenced,
it was destined never to be completed.
A sudden tumult at the door attracted the
attention of all present : the servants rushed
for ward in huddled groups ; and from the dark
ness of the hall, upon which the shades of
night had descended, strode the false peddler,
the captain of the freebooters, at the head of
a dozen men armed to the teeth.
Their leader carried a drawn sword in his
hand, and with a sneering laugh, reached, at a
single bound, the side of Miss llairston.
" I said I was your master, and thus I prove
it J" he shouted. "To the rescue."
And seizing the young lady in his arms, the
speaker made two hasty steps toward the door.
They were the last he ever took.
A hoarse and terrible exclamation, like that
of an aroused lion, was suddenly heard—a
I oniard gleamed in the air, then descended—
and ihe captain of the freebooters fell at full
length upon the floor, which was stained with
his blood—pierced by the bridegroom's dagger.
At the same moment, a pistol-shot was
heard, and Ilctherington rushed forward with
a roar of wrath and anguish. The form of
Miss llairston undulated for an instant, bent
to and fro like a ! : '.y whose stem is broken,
and then the unhappy girl stretched out her
arms, and, uttering a faint scream, fell at the
feet of her lover, her bosom pierced by the
ball, precise/)/ at the spot where his bloody Jinger
h id been laid.
The captain of the freebooters writhed his
body half-erect, and leaning upon one hand,
pointed with his extended linger to the dead
body of the girl.
" A bonny wedding you have, brother Ar
thur he said, with a laugh of terrible tri
umph, which distorted his lips iu a manner
horrible and repulsive to behold. " I offer
yon my compliments thereon, my brother !
Ah, you did not recognize George Ilcthering
ton in the peddler ! You did not know my
old familiar writing left behind me when I re
spectfully saluted this fine bride of yours !
You tho't that lying rumor of my death,which I
originated, aud had sent to you, was true !
Fool ! did you think I would die before I had
my revenge ! You robbed me of my father's
acres ! —curses on you !" added the unhappy
man, in fainter accents, but with rage even
more intense ; "you taunted ine in the old li
brary with dishonor?—you ended by supplant
ing me with the only woman I—have ever
loved. But—my lieutenant has—obeyed me
—if I fell he was—to—-avenge me—as he has
done—my death—by your—hand—is my best
revenge—good brother ! Your—bride, too,"
added the dying man, pointing faintly to the
dead body, aud grinning horribly, "take her
—her—my bonny bridegroom—take your dead
bride—and—my dying curse !"
The wretched man fell back ashe spoke, and
a rattle in his throat indicated that all was
over. An awful silence fell upon the group,
who stood, with affrighted eyes, gazing upon
the bodies. As to the rest of the intruders,
they had hastily fled to their craft—no one
had noted their departure. All eyes were turn
ed from the dead, new, to Hetlieringtan kneel
ing between the dead bodies of his brother and
his bride ! He uttered not a word, though
his lips moved faintly as he gazed at the bloo
dy poniard— the fate of the JhfhtringUms—
which had thus fulfilled the warning.
Then the young man's distented eyes turned
turned with awful intensity toward the face of
Eleanor, beautiful even in death, aud thus gaz
ing upon his dead bride, lie fell forward sense
less between the bodies, striking his temple, as
he fell, against the jeweled hilt of the fafe of
" Such," said I) , rising from his seat
upon a projection of the old ruins, " such is
the tragedy of Hnirston. I have related it to
you upon the spot where it occurred. Through
that door rushed the maddened lover, and un
der its wide arch followed the dead bodies of
his brother and bride. There is the lightning
struck oak, by which George Hetherington
entered Miss lluirston's chamber—and yonder,
near that blackened lire-place in the wall, stood
the bed of the young lady. The mansion was
soon afterwards destroyed by fire, and Mrs.
Ilairston in a few years followed her daughter
to the grave. As to the wretched victim of
these terrible events, lie disappeared and noth
ing was ever known—at least, accurately known
—concerning him. It was said that lie had
abjured his skeptical opinions, and taken re
fuge from his despair in a bigoted adherence
to the Romish church—in which he had be
tooie a monk, it was eveu said. Lord L -'s
letter seems, however, to contradict this. At
al events, you know now the tragedy of JLiirs
ton : let us go oil our way."
Such was the legend related to me by I>—.
It is very strange !
The following are the oQickil returns of the State :
Union—— Kilhaore. Total.
Buch'n. Frem't. Fill. Straight. Opp.
\ dams, 2037 1120 1221 24 2369
Allegheny, 9062 13671 52 B'itj 15159
Armstrong 2680 2903 113 76 3151
1 leaver, 1965 2658 to.'i 132 2sn4
Bedford, 243s 3(10 17*4 132 2242
Berks, 11272 1037 3282 304 4623
Blair. 2069 443 1733 607 2-013
Bradford, 2314 6038 30 71 7030
Backs, 6317 4682 410 316 5417
Butler, 26tff 3401 It 67 34*2
Camhria, 2987 so 4 861 107 1772
Carbon, IK6O i;r2 309 136 1137
Centre, 2s 95 300 1400 532 2342
[Chester, 6333 5308 620 828 6736
I Clarion, 2760 738 944 6 173s
Clearfield, 1978 736 530 93 1309
[Clinton. 14*5 618 648 34 1300
Cditmbia, 2**9 1239 214 5 1438
Crawford, 3331 3360 4 41 5405
| Cumberland, 3427 1172 1363 14 3031
Dauphin, 3094 1613 2332 107 4034
Delaware, 2003 1390 219 791 2600
Elk, 575 275 45 7 327
Erie, 2">*i 51.',6 37 252 5445
Fayette, 3554 20 91 1128 46 3263
Fmukliu, 3469 2446 1217 16 3679
Fulton, 970 142 561 5 70S
C.reene, 2747 1321 272 14 1607
Huntington, 2164 926 908 737 2571
Indiana, 1762 3612 231 32 3873
Jefferson, 1163 1063 3s j 32 1678
Juniata, 1363 4so 397 1 30 1 227
Lancaster, 6731 6608 2615 977 11200
Lawrence, 1220 3065 11 85 3161
Lebanon, 2511 2411 396 41 2851
Lehigh, 4426 3237 9! 31 3359
Luzerne, 6791 4*50 305 563 5718
Lycoming, 3224 934 17J0 70 2704
M'Kean, 520 612 7 40 859
Mercer, 2699 3686 15 103 3504
Mifflin, 1191 216 919 61 1266
Monroe, 2275 560 .'•7 12 629
Montgomery, 7134 2846 4 r '2 1773 5110
Montour, 1271 666 138 11 815
Northampton. 52(>0 1168 614 1191 3006
Northumberland, 3050 566 1096 244 1906
l'erry, 2135 521 750 657 1028
Philadelphia, 38212 7892 12118 11866 31976
I'ike, 862 270 10 5 28.5
Potter. 667 1264 4 2 1270
Schuylkill, 7035 21*9 2315 367 4*70
Somerset, 1703 1458 1401 1 2863
Snvder, 125.5 443 1015 49 1.507
Sullivan, 538 309 43 .5 357
Snsrpieha na, 2548 3861 8 43 3913
Tioga, 13 v 6 4541 7 20 456*
Union, 1092 1429 171 15 1615
! Venango, 21 >7 2(141 65 7 2113
Warren, 1231 2091 2 47 2140
I Washington, 42*8 4237 437 128 4502
i Wayne, 2259 2172 76 37 2285
i Westmoreland, 5172 4o''l ?33 66 4390
i Wyoming, 1171 1138 17 57 1212
1 York, 6896 511 3300 100 l 4*12
Total, 230.500 147,147 5.5,891 26,338 229,5*5
Tolal vote cast in the State, 400.295
Total vote for Buchanan, 230,500
Union vote } f|™J; >gg} 203J13S
Buchanan over Fremont and Fillmore, (Union) '27,162
Straight Fillmore vote, 26.338
Straight Fremont vote in Philadelphia, 101
Vote for Gerrit Smith in 5 counties, 18
Buchanan's majority overall, 705
Snrxnixo THE ATLANTIC.— The steamer Arc
tic, which arrived at New York on Tuesday,
has sounded the Atlantic all the way across,
finding the greatest depth 2,0"0 fathoms (more
than two miles.) It was not accomplished
without difficulties, as many of the instruments
; used were new inventions.—The bed of the
ocean in the section traversed by the Arctic
lis a plateau, as already announced by Capt.
Berriman, who had twice before sounded across
The bottom in the deepest part is a very
fine mud, of a mouse-gray color, so soft that
the sounding instruments frequently sank sev
eral feet in the mud. They brought up speci
mens of the bottom at every sounding, in
quills which were attached to the end of the
sounding instrument. Toward the shore on
each side this mud changes into a fine green
ooze. No other substances were met with,
no rock, nor anything that might prove fatal
to a telegraph wire. There seems to he now
nothing to hinder the great work, to unite
Europe and America by means of a telegraph
wire, an undertaking so grand that few tho't
it possible. The whole distance across was
found to be, 1,649 sea miles from St. John's,
X. F., to Valentin Harbor, Ireland. The
greatest depth was found nearly in the cen
tre between these two places. The profile of
the Atlantic bed on this route is of by far
easier grade than many of our railroad profiles.
IIOG SI: A SON- AT ST. Lor IS. —The first tran
saction at St Louis this season in hogs took
place 011 the 28th ultimo. There was a sale
of one thousand head of good eom-fed averag
ing two hundred pounds each in weight for
January delivery, and the. seller to pack at $5
per one hundred pounds net Packers state
that they are willing to pay the same fur oth
er lots during the month of December. This
sale (says the St. Louis Democrat ) is somewhat
below the anticipations of many, and cannot
fairly be considered the legitimate opening
prices. Hogs are plenty in the West, but the
farmers are reported as entertaining large and
independent views in regard to the prices which
their pork shall bring them. The profits of
last season and good crops have made them
Arpi.ES.—Western apples are selling higher
than ever before known at this time of the
year. Sales were made in New-York, last
week, at $4 per barrel, and Long Island pip
pins continue to be put up there in large quan
tities, for exportation, at from to SB, when
rolled iu papers aud packed.
KANSAS. —Advices from Lawrence to the
10th inst. state, that on the Saturday previous
20 prisoners, taken at Hickory Point, were
found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to
five years' imprisonment at hard-labor.
E. O. GOODRICH, EDITOR.
(Elpirsban fflormnn, November 20, 183 U.
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The difficulties which will surround the next
Administration are already beginning lo mani
fest themselves. The Buchanan leaders and
newspapers in the North, who have been fight
ing the battle under the banner of " Free Kan
sas," alarmed at. tbe tremendous popular ex
pression of the late election, sec nothing in the
future for hope and encouragement. They feel
already the corroding and festering chain which
binds them to slavery-propagandism. They
realize that though successful now, tliev can
hope for nothing in another four years, i! their
Southern allies are allowed to have their way.
They know perfectly well that Mr. BCCIIAXAX
has succeeded because the freemen of the North
were slow to believe in his complicity with the
schemes of the slavery propagandists to rule the
country and extend the blessings of the " pe
culiar institution and that his administra
tion identifying itself with those plans will
bring ruin and defeat to the dough-faces of the
Ilencc, we observe many of the BITHAXAN
papers speaking out plainly in favor of Free
Kansas, and predicting disaster to the democ
racy in the event of its admission with slavery.
We are gratified with these indications of their
appreciation of the popular determination, and
should have hope for K ttusas, did we not re
member how decidedly these same journals op
posed the proposition to repeal the Missouri
Compromise, and afterwards when the South
cracked its whip, with what facility they
changed front, and advocated that democratic
measure. We have no doubt they were sin
cere in deprecating that outrage upon the
plighted faith of the nation, as they now are
in their desire to see Freedom triumph in Kan
sas ; but we have no faith in their ability to
stand up in defence of Freedom when the South
demands Kansas as a Slave State. They will
lind some specious plea to advocate its admis
sion with a .slave constitution, regardless of the
convictions of their conscience, and trusting to
party discipline to put down the iudiguation of
As these indications manifest themselves,
the South is taking measures to secure from
the incoming Administration a pledge for the
support of their plans. Mr. BUCHANAN is not
yet President —unless he shall submit to South
ern dictation, lie may never be. The South
holds this matter in their hands. They are
not wedded to men—but are intent upou mea
sures. They have no 'particular love for Mr.
BUCHANAN, and would defeat his election, un
less they are satisfied that he will carry out
their projects as PIKKCE has done. We are
not surprised that the telegraph brings an ac
count of such a plot. The very fact that Nor
thern people have persuaded themselves to
support Mr. BUCHANAN because he is a "safe
conservative man," would cause him to be
looked upon with suspicion by the South, and
the position assumed by some of his adherents
that Kansas must come in as a free State, has
If Mr. BUCHANAN is inaugurated President,
lie will be under bonds to submit to Southern
dictation. However much he may personally
feel disposed to pursue a liberal, conservative
course, he will not be at liberty to do so. His
administration is destined to be one of the most
important the country has ever known. If he
avoids Scylla lie must shipwreck upon Charyb
dis—if he hesitates for one moment to ac
cede to Southern demands, lie brings down up
on himself the Oligarchy ; and if he lends him
self to the extension and aggrandizement of sla
very, he alienates bis Northern supporters and
consolidates the freemen of the North in one
great, overwhelming Republican party. We
see 110 way in which lie can avoid one extreme
or the other.
ft®"" Lenox township, in Susquehanna Coun
ty the residence of lion. G. A. GROW, gave
FREMONT 11 majority, being again of 58 since
the October election. The Montrose Repub
lican of the loth says:—"We are informed
that the Ladies of Montrose are preparing a
prize Banner, which they intend to present on
Tuesday evening next, (probably at the Court
House) to be received by Hon. G. A. GROW,
in behalf of his fellow townsmen, the gallant
Republicans of Lexox, who have fairly won it
by the largest increase of their vote aud ma
jority for Frernout."
TERRIBLE DISASTER AT SEA. —The French
steamer Lyonnais was run into on Sunday, 2d
inst., off Nantucket, by the bark Adriatic, of
Belfast. Of the passengers but five were sav
ed, and over 100 lives were lost. The steamer
sailed from New York on the Ist iust., with
THE FHBT BOAT FROM fITTSTON. j
It is now nearly tliirty years since the ifftr.ii
project of uniting the great States of Penn
sylvania and New York by means of a canal,
was first broached. The history of the North
Branch Extension, commencing at Pitt.-ton
| and ending at the State line, is fresh in the
i memory of every citizcu i>f the county. Put
! under contract in 1835, the financial difliculties
' of ibe Commonwealth compelled its suspension
in 1840, and for ten years the work lay neg
lected. suffering dilapidation and decay. In
184!), an act was passed which resumed the
labor on the line, and for five or six years,
scanty appropriations were doled out for its
completion For the last two years tfie work
has been considered as' finished, but it was
found on trial to be imperfectly constructed in
some places, and has experienced the usual fate
of new canals hv a succession of accidents and
drawbacks which have rendered it impossible
to fill the portion between To wan da and Pitts
ton with water. By extraordinary exertions
this has finally been accomplished, and on
Saturday last, the first boat load of coal by
cunrl from Piltston arrived at this place, on
the boat Tonatcavda, Captain A nr. AM MAY,
with fifty-two tons of coat front the mines of
the " Pittston Coal Company." This coal is
destined for Elmira, and we understand that
each ef the companies in the valley has di s
patched a boat for that place, to give the peo
ple of New York an earnest of what they
may expect in future.
We are assured by Mr. Ricir>.res who had
charge of this coal, that the Canal below is in
fine order, and water plenty. The only diffi
culty experienced was from the strong current,
which is occasioned by tlie leakage, and will
not exist when the Canal shall have been used.
There were many persons in our midst, who
had become sceptical as to the probability of
the North Branch ever being in navigable or
der. We do not wonder at it considering the
many years we have waited in hope for this
outlet, and the length of time it has taken af
ter the Canal was declared to lie finished to
put it in navigable order. But with no ex
traordinary occurences, the Canal will be in
fine condition for business in the Spring. This
result is due to the skill and perseverance of
Mr. MAKFET, tTie indomitable Rnperintende.it
of the line. Under the most adverse circum
stances, he undertook the task of putting tl.e
Canal in shape, and despite opposition and
misrepresentation and despite the elements and
the most unfavorable occurrences he has finally
triumphed, and now from those who were not
even disposed to do him justice he receives
merited econiums for the zeal and industry and
skill with which lie has pursued his herculean
labour. Tl.e friends of the North Branch owe
him a deep debt of gratitude.
We are pleased to see in the Pennsylvania!!
the following deserved tribute to Mr. MAEFKT'S
energy and skill:—
TI.K BR ASCII ExTKNSins- Cava! W'e rro
ifird tn le;ir.i, fr".n Willie-liarro, that the water ha* IKC.I
let iut'i this new line ot our State improvements.ami that
it is now open to navigation its entire length. Already
ho.it- loaded with anthracite coal have heeu sent up to the
Stale of New York, to he exchanged for rah <•. tor the
agrii ultiiral prodm tions of the fertile region lmrdc.-lng on
the lake*. At tie- New York State Line the North Branch
Canal is coirne ted hy he J miction Canal with tl.e Clio
nmng Canal, at Kimi.a, thus < petting for the rich coa!
field- of Wilke-.iar'e and l'ittston 11 wide and xtensivc
market fr-un which they have lea n entirely shut out
Tliis cannot fail to adj greatly to the wealth and enter
prise of that section ot <mr Commonwealth; and gives
the fullest aso.raia e that the North Branch Extension will
lie one nnrnt.-M pr iductivc fines of improvement, and
from which the State will eventually reap a large revenue.
Too much credit cannot ue given to Mr. M AKT-KT. :!• effi
cient Superintendent, for ti.e vigor with which he hu*
pushed the ork to its completion.
XIVTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT.
The following is official vote of this Con
gressional Di-trict :
FKKMONT. Been AN AX\ FILEMOKK.
Bradford OWiff 2:.U . 71
Siisquehanna XsOll 2."i4S IS
Tioga 4.74S I:I3I> 20
lo.lsli G24S 139
Fillmore (Union) has in Bradford, 30 votes;
Susquehanna, 8 votes ; Tioga, 7 votes. To
tal in the district, 45 votes.
We shall l.ave to yield the banner to our
sister Tioga. She gives one vote for Buchan
an for every 3 1-3 for Fremont, while Brad
ford gives one vote for Buchanan for every
31 86 for Fremont. Not a wide difference.
We give an increased vote since the State
election, of 12l5; and our majority, 6N4. Tioga
increases her vote 114 4, ami her majority 585,
—being determined to outdo Bradford.
The increased vote in the district is 305)0
the increase of majority, 14*3.
The majority in the district for Fremont is,
0138—in 1852 it gave 2463 majority for
Fierce, being a gain of 11,601.
SUSQUEHANNA COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE.— The
winter term of this flourishing institute will
commence on Wednesday, 26th iust. Tl.e
managers have been very fortunate in securing
the services of Miss FT. M. COE, as Preceptress,
who comes with the very best reputation for
ability and experience as a teacher.
We understand that the Institute has been
provided with coal stoves, throughout, in such
lib ral imbiber, as d-manded by the comfort of
The growing popularity of the institute al
ready imperatively demands that new accomo
dations should be provided for the large num
ber of pupils desiring to attend. The Princi
pal, Mr. COI.T, is engaged in disposing of fami
ly scholarships, on very favorable terms, for
the j.urpose of building suitable buildings for
boarding male pupils. We trust he will meet
with tl.e success commensurate with the neces
sity for such improvements.
We intended, last week, to call the at.
tent ion of " SPARKS "of the Elmira Gazette,
to that " oasis in the great afrienn desert"
Wells Township. Perhaps however, he notice 1
the 21 majority it gave for FREMONT 1
THE NEW ADMINISTRATION.
Of the result of the late Presidential election
there can no longer be any doubt It. „
* * ' HA\ \y
is elected by the people, and will in „|| ~r o| ,a
bility be inaugurated on the 4th of March
The country is doomed to the policy „r hi
Administration for the next four years I
us hope that it may be su has to eoi„l m . e J f(
the prosperity and happiness of the jH-oj.le t( j
our character as a nation, and to our u
abroad. No good patriot would desire f,,"
partizan purposes, that the incoming odmij"
tration should add fuel to the fl tHne a | n . a ',*
enkindled, and by its bias towards Soutberi
doctrines, augment the feeling of iwlignation
which Southern aggressions has arouse',) j,,
Northern minds. A continuation of t!, e m ' '
erable policy and practices of PH.I ; , F . _ T!IE
base truckling to the South— the whole
influence of lite government to the ph.ti S „f
the SUivery-]iropaganda— though it would en
sure success to the Republican party is
what we desire. Such a course upon the part
of Mr. li_ c RAN AN s Administration wo.ihj be
fraught with incalculable eviW to the country
and to the perpetuity of our free in-fitntim.V
We should be both pleased, if that adminU'ra
tion is conducted upon democratic,
principles, making liberty, not slavery its rulin.!
motive, the advancement of f, Vo iii.stitutioi.jT
and the welfare of free men, its chief purpose
We should indeed be rejoiced, if taking waru
ing from the terrible examples which have pre
ceded him, Mr. BUCHANAN should so shape bis
policy as our Chief Magistrate, tlvat aigl.t
give him a cordial and hearty support. But
we have little hope that such will he the ease
We see nothing in the present or pa.o,
ing in the political aspect of the country,noth
ing in the influences which are ! kely to sur
round and mould the policy ol the in. omit,■
administration which are likely to made it (lib
fer from the present. Our fears arc that it
I may be infinitely worse. During the contest
through which we have just passed, the South
has openly and boldly and plainly asserted and
maintained its extreme doctrines us the polk-v
of the Democratic paity, and which were to
guide its conduct if successful. The aml.igi.itT
of the platform rather sanctions than .kni. s
their peculiar notions, abhorrent as fhev are
to Northern freemen. We see no way in which
the new administration can excuse itself, crei.
if desirous, from aiding in cstablisi>ii." thu-e
Mr. BUCHANAN has been supported in the
Northern States, by a large class of voters
who would not believe that he sanctions the
repeal of Missouri Compromise, or the ontr .-
ges perpetrated in Kansas, and who have ra
ted fur him in full faith that during his admin
istration Kansas is to be admitted is a fret-
State, and the cause of Freedom trim.., ii. It
was in vain that this class of voter- uas
pealed to, to take warning by the example
PIERCE —it was in rain they WERE r.skol to
point out a syllable or line proceed.': ,' fern
j Mr. BUCHANAN or his friends which einoic-. g
led such a hope. While freely u;al a;ri-sr. i
ly admitting that tin y would not vote f r ci
ther PIERCE or DOUGLAS, they could not be
| persua.h d that Mr. BUCHANAN, if t-lie ft •!. aiu.-t
sl.ajH: the policy of his udmiui.-tr.Hhm .-o -
" follow in the footsteps of his iliustrio: - pre
It is those voters who have elected Mr. II- -
CIIAN'A.V. Tin y will watch with intense mer
est the acts and recommendations of his Al
- Should lie disappoint the hopes
they have entertained, they are responsible inr
the disasters lie may bring up .a ii.e. country.
We hojie their expectations may he r ai.rcd,
but we -see no prospect of their falffuieui.
LOSS Or THE SiT.AMEK Sl'l'i K1 U AM' i'iIIKTV
HVE LIVES. —The steamer Superior wan- lost
in a storm on Lake Superior on the "h
near Grand Islaud. She .-truck oa tl.e rocus.
Thirty-five p'-rsons were lost, and sixteen savJ.
[From Speci.il ISspatcl, t.> tl eN. \ . lit r.i !'
A New Disunion Movement oftke SOLA
RICHMONP, Ya.. Nov. 14. I s -" 1
Tl.e last disunion manifesto of 11 Hari.w- i
Rhett has much more in it than w! at ajy '
upon its face. It is the precii-er of a scr:c- m
disunion exjieriments which vvill now he n;
ly unfolded, here and at other pot:. f
plot thickens. The latest < xperin. .t tU '
aterl upon is a c>up d'etct for tl.e coati . '
Mr. Buchanan's administration or the < ■■
of his election • ami if Jcffersom Davis is
the master spirit of this notable 'h
may be expected to profit by it to the tain
tent of his powers.
Ou tl.e first Wednesday in Itscemhcr.
Presidential Electors elected am to mm
the various States, to cast their votes[
dent and Vice President. In tl.e '.ten n. >
is proposed to bring Mr. Buchanan, 1
up the mark of the Southern Nnl.itier-. "■
compass his defeat by giving a -nfFv
ber of the Democratic Electoral vote- ' l '
South to other candidates to throw trie .MO
into tl.e Hons.'. The Nullifies hav
fears of the Northern Democrats tl
tl.e next Congress it. liehalf K m-'-
Free State ; and from recent discosany
Lancaster, they also have their - •
Buchanan himself. Hence this ik'spi'ian ! ; .
of bringing Mr. Buchanan to the aia- • y
defeating his election. I'he 'y
not expect any satisfactory answer
Buchanan—they do not desire it.
ject is disunion and the spoils <l a vs |
Confederacy. They know that in the a
of the beople, by throwing the ( ' t ' 1 " l '", iaell t
the House, they may create an. ( ' x |': no f
which will result in tl.e abrupt l y' M
Congress, the suspension ot the <>
the secession of the Southern State•-
and that bloody Southern Coined'' 1
is to lie the n.illeni.i.n of th ■ n' h"p > -
late confidential meeting ot Jleaiy - ■ „
and his associate disunion Soutliei -i j l '
at Raleigh, you will discover bv an •
veil something more thai, treason .na
tion in the event of Fremont a e.oc ■"