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The Bogus Laws of Kansas.
rEPPOSAL FOR THEIR REPEAL—REPORT Iti Tin
1101:SE OF FOORESENTATIVFS
The Committee on Territories, to whom was
referred sundry petitions praying Congress to,
provide some measure of relief for the people.
of Kansas, submitted the following report
The wrongs of the people. of Kansas have
been abundantly proven, and at this day are
scarcely denied. Tile necessity for some eff..e
tatal remedy seems to be generally conceded..
The only difficulty in the settlement of this vex
ed question is to be found in the diverse ideas
entertained as to the etlicientoy of the varion
legislative means which have been suggested for
removing the evil complained of.
The evil consists in the fact that the people
of the Territory In been deprived of their
liberty, and reduced to a state of political vas
salage by a power foreign to their soil,sud too
powerful for them alone to resist. At the first
and subsequent elections held in the Territory
large bodies of men from an adjoining State
without the semblance of citizedship, have en
tered the Territory, voted, and then returned
immediately to their homes ; conducting their
invasions in such manner as clearly as to prove
that their only object was to usurp the powers
That - object has been accomplished by the ,
election and appointment of the various offi
of the Territory and the enacting of its
laws The powers thus usurped were placed
in the hauls of a subservient Minority of the '
citizens of the Territory, with all the political
nrrawments necessary for the perpetuation
of their poWer is the same hands and the per
manent exclusion of the disfranchised majority.
This perpetuation of power in the hands of the
u , urpers seems to have been a part of the ori
ginal plan of the invading force ; for it is im
possible,,,to believe that an effort so extraordi
nary and revolutionary in its character, and at
tended with so great expense would have been
undertaken for no other purpose than to se
cure the control of the Territory for one or
even two years, and then that the usurped
power was to be quietly surrendered intovthe
hands of a defrauded people who could wipe off
the usurpation and render the original , design
Such an inference is impassible, unless we be
lieve-that men incur the risks - and expense oil
great enterprises with the preconceived inten
tion if successful of voluntarily surrendering all
The acts of the usurpers show that the per
petuation of their ill-gotten power was the great
idea of the whole scheme. , The object of the
usurpation being. to control the political char
acter of the territory so as to make it a Slave
state, the usurpers:from without and their ac
complices within having, in addition to the
legislative and judicial power, steared through
the complicity or meekness of the President,
the Executive power also, applied themselves
earnestly to closing every avenue by which the
disfranchised and oppressed majority could re?
gain their lest privileges and particimte in
their own government. Election laws were in
geniously framed for the purpose of admitting
non-resident voter and excluding, as far as
possible, the voters hostile to the usurpers.—
The right of suffrage was made to depend up
on political opinions. The duties and powers
of election officers were so arranged, that in
deciding ou the right to .vote, they could hold
one ;rule for one set 'of men, and a different rule
for another. And in furtherance of this poli4,
none but those favorable to the continuance of
the usurping Government were permitted to
act as officers of the election. And, while the
polls were thrown open to such Indians of the
Territory as had conformed to the customs:of
the white man, it was left to the unlimited dis
cretion of these partisan Judges of Election to
conqtrue this vague designation of persons, and
admit or exclude at their
. pleastire—thus giv
ing another partisan means of control, easy of
practice and difficult of detection. The voting
places, instead of being permanent and noto
rious, were made transitory and changeable,at
the pleasure of zealous partisans, on whom the
usurping Legislature conferred this cxtraordi
With all these cunningly devised provisions
to wrest from the people their rights and to
secure . political control to a minority, and with
the constant interference of non-resident voters,
stimulated and organized by secret societies
formed and maintaiued fur the purpose in an'
adjbining State, it was almost if notvite im
possible for the people of the Territory to re
cover their lost privileges at the ballot box, so
long as the usurpers shall insist on their advan
tages already severed_ To accomplish any po-
Mica! result in any form of government, party
organization is necessary. And in order to
prevent that in this case, the usurpers having
control of the judiciary declared, through its
decision, that any opposition or constructive
fesistance to this usurped and despotic rule
constituted high treason, and would subject the
offender to the penalty of death. They accord
ingly procured indictments for treason against
the active leaders of the majority, under which
they either imprisoned or drove them from•the
• Laws were passed making it a crime to dis
cuss the legitimate questions necessary for or
ganized political action. Freedom of speech
was denied and printing presses destroyed.—
The citizens whose 'rights had been thus wrest
ed from them were carefully excluded from
the jury -box, and by test oaths from the pro
fession of the law, while all-the offices of the
Territory were filled with zealous partisans en
listed in the scheme of subjugation, and the
whole administration of justice used as an en
gine of this systematic oppression. The securi
t v of the inalienable rights of men in the Ter
ritory rested upon political opinion alone, while
the right of the emigrant seeking a home on
its soil to navigate a great highway of a neigh
boring State depended entirely upon his politi
cal sentiments. 13y all these means of oppres
. sion and wrong, the majority wire bound and
paralyzed to an ahnosrimpossibility of effort.
Having thus briefly noticed this usurpation,
and the character of some of its acts, your
Committee, in ponsidering the remedy, deem it
unnecessary to refer to other and subsequent
acts of violence and outrage.
The General Government, which was the
proper and rightful protector of these people
against such grievous wrongs, instead of re
eires.siug them and vindicating their rights, lent
its power to shield and uphold the usurpation,
declaring that as these frauds and outrages
tMd assumed the form of law they-must be sus
tabled and enforced, upon the ground that the
President was hound to see all laws faithfully
executed. Thus was presented the strange
spectacle of the National Executive standing
quietly by and permitting the organic law of
the Territory paned by Congress to be tramp
led upon, and the solama guaranties of the
Constitution of the Republic ruthlessly violat
ed by these trqrperi in their itreTiorts, a, well
as in their subsequent legislation, neglecting
wholly any effort to see the law of Congress
faithfully executed until the wrong had itself
assumed the semblance of Territorial Law, and
then insisting that his Constitutional duty re
quired that he should guard the acts•of the
usurpers against the slightest infraction. Thus
under pretence of seeing the laws faithfully
executed, was the whole power of his "office,
wielded to maintain and sanctify a gross - infrac
tion of a law of Congress which bore his own
NVllitt remedy is there for this helpless and
subjugated conditiop of this deeply wronged
and injured people ?
No remedy can be effectual which does not
remove the usurpation and annihilate its offi
cial power, so as to place all the citizens of the
T , •rrittiry upon an egtiality of rights and op-
I mrtunitie, in the formation of an entirely new
Government, free from the influence and con
trol of non-resident voters.
The systematic, lawless guerilla warfare
which was rapidly kiud!ing a civil war may
cease, the administration of justice be purified;
armed troops may be called to guard the polls
azainst violence ; burnt houses and ravaged
towns may be rebuilt ; the marauding hands
that commanded the highways and subsisted
by murder and rapine may be expelled ; the
great natural avenues which lead to the Terri
tory may be stripped of the artillery and arm
ed men which blockaded their passage ; pres
ses may be re-established ; persons confined on
political offenses may be discharged k exiles
permitted to return ; freedom of speed may
be again exercised without fear of death or the ]
felon's ball and chain ; the prohibitions that
closed the profession of the law and the jury-I
lbox against meu on account of their political
opinions may be removed. All this and more
may be done, and yet, while it would be a
;source of heartfelt congratulation to every 10-1
1 vpr of justice, the great evil and its cause might
still remain. All this might be done, and yet
the government of the usurpers still go on in
its inexorable round of self-perpetuation.
A majority would not avail against it—for,
being instituted by ontside aid in spite of a
majority, its perpetuation by law is continued
for a series of years at least in the same way.
Its Judges of Election being accomplices, and
vested with ample power, force and violence
would not be necessary to accomplish its pur
pose. As evidence of this, it is only necessary
to cite the election of March 30, 1855, in the
Vth, Vlth, Vllth and Xlth Districts, where
over 1,400 illegal votes were polled ; yet no
force was used. In order to restore and main
tain the liberties of the people, as well as as
sert the honor and faith of the Government, it
!is necessary that the whole usurping Govern
' ment should be expunged, and that elections
! should be opened for the citizens presided over
by men above .suspicion of fraud or of complic
ity with Ate Fist subjugation.
The Republican Club of Springfield, at their
February monthly, meeting, previous to attend
ing to the usual business of such meetings, call
ed for the Committee on Resolutions, who came
forward and their Chairman, H. Spear,' pre
sented the following, which were received with
Reso!red, 1. That fleeing from the great
demolition of political parties to lay hold on
the primitive principles contained in the de
claration of rights by which the battles of the
Revolution were fought, and our National Con
stitgtion formed, we are greatly and happily
surptised on arriving at the point to find the
Abrahams, the Isaacs, the Jacobs of all par
ties, together with the hundred and forty-four
thousand and the innumerable company not
boasting their former political preferences, but
shouting with one accord " E Pluribus tram,"
God restore to us the rights contained in that
Res°lred, That we know no superiors in'
political rights, acknowledge no leaders, and
to call names would do injustice, yet we can
not, we will not restrain a burst of applause
at the name of any well-tried, yet firm Repub.
Bean, beginning with WlLM — rea.
3. Resolred,`Tbat in the Republican Party
ind in that party Only do we see conservatism
of all the just principhisscontained in the de
.:llrntion of Rights, and ilf„prineiples of the
Constitution of The 'United
. States tending to
the advancement of individual a'ud.,National
Freedom, and in the formation of E
we recognize no element of discord of
4. Risplred, That we are not sarpi
the great alarm given to " a party who culti
vate political availability on the hot-beds of
Aristocracy " by the promulgation of correct
Republican and real Democratic principles, or
that they should tremble for the perpetuity of
their nourished sectional institution, when the
great orb of republican light shines with me
ridian splendor through all the Northern States
sending its rays more or less suppressed thro'
the Southern States, and finally through the
civilized world. Oh t how trembles at its
glare the usurper of the rights of others in eve
ry state, in every land.
5. Respired, That life, liberty and the pur
suit of happiness, are rights bestowed upon
every one by nature, and, as all the elements
of nature are elements of order and kept pure
try action, the Republican Club of Springfield
inform the party in the County, State and Un
ion that they are well organized—minute men
—fully prepared to every good work.
6. Respired, That the foregoing be signed
by the officers of the Springfield Club, and
published in the Republican papers of Brad
ford county, which was unanimously adopted.
A. G. BROWN, Chairman.
O. A. ViscErr, Sec.
BURNING OF A N EGRO IN A LABASIA.—We find
the following account of the burning of a ne
gro named Mose, at Abbeville, Ala., in the
Eufaula Native. It will be recollected that
the crime for which Mose was burned was the
murder of his master :
" A large concourse of people was assembled
at Abbeville, numbering from four to five thou-
sand. The negro was taken from the jail by
the guard ; no, opposition was offered by the
sheriff. The place was arranged before the
negro arrived. A green pine stake was set in
the ground firmly, and around that a pile of
fat pine was arranged, in diametei about six
feet, and about four feet high. He was bound
head and feet to the pole, and before fire was
placed to the pile, the wretch matte the con
fession ' that be had murdered his master, but
would not have done it had it not been for a
white man' Remade some other confessions,
implicating awh man and another negro 14
" Our informant says that when he lea the
fire had already consumed his baud, legs and
feet, and that they were piling on more wood
to finish the body."
E. 0. GOODRICH, EDITOR.
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MIMICAL CONVENTION.—The third annual
Musical Convention of the Bradford County
Music Association was held at this place last
week. In point of members and musical abili
ty it was superior to any heretofore held. Mr.
Boor was unable to be present, owing to se
vere illness, but his place was well filled by
Prof. G. B. Looms, who discharged the duties
of his embarrassing position with great satis
faction to. those present.
The Concert on Thursday evening, was at
tended by a crowded audience, and was unu
sually brilliant and satisfactory. The perfor
mers, without exception, acquitted themselves
These Musical Conventions may now be con
sidered an established institution. They are
highly enjoyed by those attending them, and
contribute greatly to the promotion of a musi
cal taste and a finished and correct style.
Stir A curious case has just been decided
by the Supreme Court of Penn's. Washing
ton M'Cartney, President Judge in the Nor
thampton district, died just three months be
fore the last general election. The law is, that
in case of the death of a President Judge,
over three mouths previous, a new election
shall take place the same fall. Gov. Pollock
appointed Henry D. Maxwell to fill the vacan
cy until Oct., 1857. The Democrats of the
District, however, contended for a new ekc
tion, and cast a large number of votes for
John K Findlay, to 611 the vacancy. The
Governor refused to commission him—some
recognized Maxwell, and some Findlay-L--and
the consequence was, no courts were hell.—
They finally submitted the case to the Supreme
Court, which construed the law literally to the
day, and Maxwell is recognized as Judge un
next October's election.
PENkSYLVANIA U. S. SESATOR.—The seven
democratic members of the Pennsylvania Leg
islature%ho voted for Henry D. Foster for
U. S. Senator have " published a card giving
their reasons for so doing. They stigmatize
Mr. Buchanan's alleged interposition in favor
of Mr. Forney, which they say they have sat
isfactory and overwhelming proof of, as " an
unwarrantable assumption of authority," and
say that had it not been for that they would
have supported the caucus nominee.
GOVERNOR POLLOCK AND THE GUBIAINAToRIAL
CHAIR.—The Harrisburg Telegraph, of Tues.-
day last, has the following in relation to the
re-nomination of Governor Pollock :
" We are authorized by Gov. Pollock to say
thatwill not be a candidate for re-election
to tlOace he now holds. This determina
tion wis formed long since, and been often
often expressed by him, publicly and privately
to his friends. lie is not and will not be a
WAI.R.P:ies CAUSE DESPF.RATV..—The latest in
telligence from Central America indicates too
clearly to be misapprehended that Gen. Wal
ker's position is now a desperate one. Possi
bly be may yet surmount all the obstacles, and
come out of the seigo victorious, but that is
scarcely possible. We see no such hope for
him, now that the Costa Ricans are in posses
sion of Oreytown, and have thus cut him of
from all communication with the Atlantic
FROM ma LEGISLATURE, we have nothing of
importance. In the House, Mr. Eyster's Anti-
Slavery resolutions had been discussed, Mr.
WILLISTON, of Tioga, making an elaborate
speech upon them.
Mr. WAGENSELLER had read a speech in vin
dication of his vote for Gen. CAMERON, and re
flecting severely upon FORNEY and Mr. BucH
ANAA; interference in the Senatorial election.
air In another column will be found Mr.
Gapes report accompanying a bill for repeal
ing the bogus laws of Kansas. It is to be
hoped that the proposition will be accepted in
order that the people of that Territory may be
relieved from the operation of the present ini
quitous and bloody code.
lir P 118sToN S, BROOKS, Representative in
Congress from South Carolina, who had been
ill with a cold for some days, died suddenly,
on Tuesday evening, at Brown's Hotel in Wash
ington, from an attack of croup. Posterity
will remember him ouly for the deed which
Made him infamous, via : his cowardly and
brutal assault upon Senator Sumner.
Accov:s - r.—A man named Clark Birney, of
Wilmot township, was found in the street is
this place on Monday evening last, with his
leg broken in two places. The )iznb was set
by Dr. Lane, andithe safferer is doing well. lie
is ignorant of the =WO in which the acci
dent was caused. It loanpposed that he was
mocked down and run over by a sleigh.
Republican Co. Convention.
Purstiant to a call of the Republican Coun
ty Committee, delegates from the different
election districts of Bradford County met at
the Court House, in this borough, on Monday
evening, February 11, and organized by elect
ing JOHN F. LONG, President, E. O. GOOD
RICH and S. I). HARKNESS Secretaries.
The list of election districts being called, the
following delegates appeared and presented
their credentials :
Albany . --S Chapman. Myron Kellogg ;
Armenia--A Burnham, A Ripley •
asylum—John Dodge, George it Gamble ;
Athens Bor&—L W Burt:hard, A H Spalding
Burlington township--Justin Morley, Roswell Luther;
Burlington borough—John F Long, Mathew Betts ;
Burlington M'Kean, Jesse DPKean ;
Columbia—Moses S Ayres, Sylvester Blood ;
Canton—J Vandyke jr.. E W Colwell ;
Purell--B Laporte, S IiFK Laporte
Frauklin—J E Spalding, Charles Stevens ;
Granville—Sylvester Taylor. C L Russ, W Bunyan ;
Herrick—A G Camp. J S Angle :
Litchfield—Samuel Davidson, Henry McKinney ;
Leroy—C H Lamb, K R Palmer ;
Monroe township—H B Myer, Samuel Cole ;
Orwell —J W Payson, A \V Alger ;
Pike—David S Codding, Edward Crandal ; •
Borne—l' Forbes, John Passmore ;
Ridgbery--Ilector Owens, Jesse Hammond ;
Shesbequin—M F Kinney, Jabez Tompkins ;
Spr ngtield-0 P Harkness, S 1) Harkness)
Smithfield—Alvin Seward, John Gerould
Standing Stone—H W Tracy. H W Nobles ;
Sylvania Boro'—li V Goctchius, Ileman Barrett.;
Towanda borif—E 0 Goodrich. Henry Bassett ;
twp—H I. Scott, G H Watkins ;
" North—Horace Granger, W J Manger ;
Troy boro'—E II Parsons, Nelson Adams ;
twp—H F Long, B ;
Ulster—A B Smith. G W Nichols ;
Wells--Charles Smith, J L Calkins •
Wilmot—Jonathan Bottles, Melvin ' Corson ;
Wyalusing— -Andrew Fee. Jnstus Lewis ;
Wysor.—% B Eddy. I P Spalding ;
On motion, the following named persons
were elected delegates to the Republican State
T. Humphrey, of Orwell.
John Pussmore, of Romo.
Edward Crandall, of Pike.
E. B. Parsons, of Troy borough.
Allen SPKean, of Towanda.,
Dummer Lilley, of Columbia.
Ou 'potion, the delegates elected were em
powered to substitute in case of inability to at
H. W. TRACY offered the following resolu
tion, which was adopted unanimously :
Respired, That the delegates from this Coun
ty be instructed to vote only for the nomina
tion of well-known and tried Republicans, and
to oppose all attempts to form coalitions with
parties or men who have no principles in com
mon with us.
On motion, the Convention adjourned.
TRIAL AND ACQCITTAL OF 'HAAG' SIII:RLOCK
FOR THE MURPER OF PHILIP J. CLAWCES.—COR
siderable excitement was created in the city of
Philadelphia last week, growing out of the tri
al of Mr. Isaac Sherlock for the murder of
Philip J. Clawges. The affair occurred on the
evening Of the sth of last November. Shur
lock shot Clawges at the cornet of Seventh
and Chestnut streets, and when arrested, al
leged that Clawges had seduced his wife, and
ruined his happiness. Mrs. S. is represented
as being a very handsome woman, and had
been married about four years. Her husband
was employed in the store of Clawges, and in
this way became acquainted with her and was
in the habit of paying frequent friendly visits
to the house. It appears that upon one of
these occasions, in the absence of her husband,
he succeeded in administering to her an opi
ate, and thereby accomplished his purpose.—
Some three wacks after the affair occurred,
Mrs. S. informed her husband and mother of
what had happened. From the testimony, it
appeared that from that time up to the time
he committed the murder, Shurlock had not
slept or taken any refreshment, except a glass
of liquor. A plea of insanity was set up by
his counsel, and it was shown that it had ex
isted in the family for years. The case occu
pied the attention of the court for some four
days, and resulted, on Saturday lust, in a ver
dict-4 " not guilty." The announcement of
the verdict was received with tumultuous shouts
and applause by those in attendance, and the
most intense excitement prevailed both iu and
outside of the court-room.
A FUGITIVE SLAVE CASE.—A colored man
named MICHAEL Baows, was arrested in Phil
adelphia last week, by JAMES CaosslN and
JOHN Jeseiss, Deputy United States Mar
shals, charged with being a fugitive slave be
longing to WM , 11. GATCHELL, of Baltimore.
A hearing was had before DAVID P.m. BROWN,
jr., Slave Commissioner for the Eastern Dis
trict of Pennsylvania. The son of GArcnr.u.
swore positively to the identity of .the colored
man, who, it seems, ran away from his reputed
owner some five years since. After the exam
ination of several witnesses, Mr. Slave Com
missioner BROWN delivered over the fugitive
to the tender mercies of GATMISLL ; and on
being heavily manacled he was taken by a
posse of officers to the Prime street depot, and
from thence to Baltimore.
Auacsr or Ma. Solowros.—A Mr. Simon
ton, Washington reporter of the New York
Times, charged corrupt combination among
members of Congress to carry land bills through
A Committee of investigation was appoint
ed. Mr. Simonton was brought before the
Committee but tefnsed to answer. He is un
der arrest, and a law has been reported and
passed for coercing witnesses to give testimony.
It limits punishment for contempt in not an
swering, to one month and one year, and a Ewe
of one dollar or one thoastind dollars.
Mr. Simonton refused positively to disclose
what he knew of bribery and corruption, says
it would be a breach of confidence, and says he
would suffer any , penalty rather than do it.
REV/ICI:W.—The friends of General CAME
RON, in Sunbury, Pa., celebrated his election
to the V. S. Senate by an illumination and
firing of'cuunon on Saturday night, 17th inst.
BRADFORD COUNTY MCBICAL ASSOCIATION.-
The Annual Meeting of the Association :was
held at the Court house, in the borough of
Towanda, on Tuesday evening, Jan. 27, 1857.
The following persons were elected officers for
the ensuing year : Citas. Comm, Presi
dent ; 0. P. Young, W. T. Davis, Vieeyresi
dents ;W. C. Bogart, Secretary ;E' Fox,
Treasurer ; J. G. Towner, C. E. (,Mudding,
L. W. Camp, Committee of Managers.
On motion, it .was
Resolved, That the next Convention be held
at Rome village, to commence on Tuesday of
the third week of January. 1858.
On motion, W. C. Bogart, L. N. Camp and
Mr. Martin were appointed a Commit-tee on
Resolutions, to report at the nest meeting of
the Association. — Adjourned to Thursday even
Thursday evening, Jan. 26, 1857, 'Associa
tion met pursuant to adjournment. The Com
mittee on Resolutions reported the follo‘i ing,
which were adopted unanimously :
Rucked, That the holding of a Musical
Convention in the County of Bradford can no
longer be regarded as an experiment ; that i
the eminent success which has hitherto attend
ed these annual gatherings of the friends of
Musical Science iu this county, should at once
dispel alldoubt as to their practical benefit
and utility ; that in a most eminent degree'
they supply the deficiency, long felt, in thedis
semination of a correct knowledge of vocal mu
sic among our people ; that it isonost clearly
the duty of the church; if it would seek to in- '
spire and promote an acceptable and intelli
gent rendering of the praises of God in the
sanctuary, to give to this enterprise its encou
ragement and fostering care.
Rewired, That we most sincerely regret the
ill health which has prevented Professor Rocrr
from meeting with this Convention.
Rewired, That we recognize in Mr. G EO.
B. Loomis, a gentleman of high attainments
us a Musician and Teacher ; that his gentiCt
, manly and urbane deportment, his skill in con
ducting the exercises of this Convention, labor
ing as he has under circumstances of no little
embarrassment, have won our highest regard
and esteem, and that in having, us he has, our
best and warmest wishes for his future success
Respired, That the thanks of this Associa
tion be tendered to Miss SARAH GORCRN, for
her kindness in offering her Piano for 'the use
of this Convention.
Rtsolrui, That the proceedings be published
io the papers of this county.
[From the Waehington Cohn].)
An Afflictive Dispensation.
Among the most paiufal privations and dis
appointments which we have known, resulting
from the late terrible storm, is the case of our
friend, C. L. WARD, Esq., of Towanda, Penn
On Saturday, the 16th inst., he received
despatch by telegraph announcing the arrival
of his family at Charleston, from Havana,
whither they bad gone same months since, to
try the effect of a change of climate in behalf
of daughter, who had latterly evinced symp
toms of a decline The tone of the despatch
was such as to create anxiety, and he started
instantly for New-York, in hopes to reach the
Saturday's steamer for Charleston. Arriving
too late, he immediately turned his course
southward in the rail-cars. In consequence of
the storm, he was two nights anti two days be'•
tween New-York and Philadelphia, and the
same length of time between the latter city
and Washiagton—reaching here only to lino
his further progress at an cud for some tune
longer. The bay route by Norfolk to \Ye•lrdon
has been close for several diys ul conseque,.—
of the ice : anti the road to itielninatil s t i ll 7 ,
mains impassable To complete his embarrass
meat, the line of telegraph was out of _order
until yesterday, when the first intelligence he
received was the afflictive• aunouncement that
his daughter died at Chat lestou on the - 23d in
stant. Miss Al. tt\ - WARD, the deceased, was
abOut twenty years of age, and a young lady
of great beauty and accomplishments. She
will be deeply mourned in her extended circle
[From the Owego Times.)
Dr. GLEAsnx.—ln last week's Times we
copied an extract from the Bradford (Pa.)
Reporter, stating that Dr. GLEASON had been
shot, etc. We are happy to learn that such
has not been the case. The Doctor, it appears
from our correspondent, Dr. CHURCHILL, dues
not stand in fear of matrimonial bullets. We
do not know how how such a story could be
got up, and are sorry that we have given cir
culation to it, though we did give our authori
Mr. Swrrn, En. TISIES
Dear Sir : I see by the Times of yesterday,
an articls copied from the " Bradford Repor
ter," stating that Dr. GLEASON, who Lectured
at Towanda, and also at this place, was shot
by his wife some four months since in Tennes
see. For Dr. th.F.Asos's benefit I wish to say,
in the first place, Dr. C. W. GLessos, the lec
turer, who lectured in this place, and after
wards at Towanda and Elmira--bas no wife,
nor never had any to shoot him. Neither has
the Doctor been in lennessee during the last
five years ; but he has been in Owego within
the last two weeks and staid two days Pt the
Ah-wa-ga House, and if it should finally so
turn out that be has a wife, and that she wish
es to shoot him, he can be found any evening
of this week at Moravia, Cayuga Co., N. Y.
—The article to which Dr. Canacatu. al
ludes, was published on the authority of a
FAA went in the Elmira Daily Gazelle, which
ike positively as to the truth of the occur
'•nee and the identity of the Dr. GLEASON
known iu this section.—En. Remus&
etan.—The undersigned, Pastor of the M.
E. Church, Towanda, acknowledges his obliga
tions to his friends for their social and gener
ous Donation visit of .tbe 23d ultimo. It is
accepted as a token of personal regard and
christiau liberality. Ile would assure them
that he kindly feelings which prompted it, are
reciprocated by himself and family.
WI" Mr. GIDDINGS, by the advice of his
physician, has left Washington and gone home.
He requires rest and perfect exemption from
OvrEco, January 23, 1857
A NDREW SUTHERLANII.
THE DEATH OF 3IH. Bnooxs.—lVashingten,
Jan. 29.—An immense assemblage gatbertd
this morning in both Houses. In the —g-mate,
the death of Mr. Brooks wax announced 1 1
Mr. Evans, who was followed by Messrs Mtn.
ter and Toombs in paying tributes to hi s mem _
In the House, the announcement was made
by Mr. Keitt, of South Carolina, and I . lllogie3
V;(1 . 0 also pronounePil by MeSSTs. Quitniau,
Campbell, of Ohio, Clitigman and Savage.
'rile latter incidentally alluded to the uttavi;
on Mr. Sumner, justifying it, which was evi
dently distasteful to his listeners.
On. KANE'S HEALTH luenortsa.—The Bos
ton (Mass.) Transcript, of the irith
mentions the receipt in that city of a letter,
dated Ravana, January loth, which r.ports a
great improvement in tfie health of Dr. Ka ne .
His mother had arrived out on the 12th in the
Quaker city, and had been treated I..ith mark
ed respect on the passage, as afro ou her arri
val at Havana. •
TINGES OF TRF. LYONNAIS—RE-AAA OF Two
SFAlniN.—Bidbm, Jan. 2 —The ha niur r um .
bridge, from Pernambuco, reports havin g spo
ken the barque Essex, from PAl:ton, fur Rin,
whieli had taken two seamen from the raft lie
longing to the lost steamer Lyonnaig. 11e
seamen report sixty as having been drowned,
and that the remainder took to the boats, ai , 4 l .
they supposed, had been saved by passing ves
= . 2U`d`.9.9,
In Franklin. on the 12th ult., by nurr . Mr.
WILLIAM W. FRENCH to Mi.. MARY
both or Franklin. '
to Ukter. ou the 21 in.tant, by ;tee. Sy - m. Mr H.
3. F.STELL to )fins PAR3IE!.I.t 4 p.
In Windham, Bradford Co., on the 25th !IL after a rrry
short Moms, BENJAMIN BABCOCK, aged
Mr. BABCOCK wn one of the Pioneer -ettierA of N rr
'hero Pa.. haring emigrated from Couneetkot at a very
BRADFORD CO. TE V2.1 - 11;W:i ANso i lA
TION.—The next regular 1110,t the land
rd County Teacher'A A•oloci.iti.in nid be lirld at TER.
RYTOWS, otr D.AY. February 13 1 , 67. at 11 ~
•. u. Addres.el will Lie delivered M thi. inc tnala T.
.1. Ingta a. and Rev. A. Sutherland. and an by
Julia Mort as. The "abject Tea -her . .. laxtaato.,
wad oche:matter. connected wth the subjeet tat
will be taken up and couNideretl.
January 2J. DILT
- kr ()Tit:E.—The C.nonti,siooPrs of Bralfurl
11 County have Axed up ,, n Cue i9l: , g
reveetivvls h r hf.hluig va,
[tester, Atltenm 16ri.., S,„O, t'r r ,
berg and Wclk, _Y.
S'priugneld, %;nittli;ie .N La? ).1 T • ~ i•
malls bur..'. and T , ,wan.1.11..),1" , ..: T
Armenia, Try twp.. Troy
lingGm twp., Weht ,:td 4;r41.14.;.e. Ivrd
Canton, I..eit ,, y, Franklin, Nt•mr,,e
Overton, Albany and T..wauda twp. ap,n ikte
ruary 2 i.
A-syl m Pun-11, T t nnrt. W y Lit it.
!I D A, tVrrcu and Windham Ili, Vrid
lerri.:k, Orwrll. N 6r. S . hed...nn+.oni
I'Va.••x Saincd relor,:ary
aLle rise -t Lai in de!iver,,; th e
N 4:.e, 1.•• the tax.ii.le. and id in tnetr rerra•
per ~n tne dry de,igitats .1 in their Wrrniat., 11 M. 111
tlln and I,l.ten the IS , ar11:01 lievi.ooll an, n.i.. et war
all sac I a- thn.li theln•eive• aggrieved Lv vi,:
tot at, ka .n. Alter:ll..l4n, Anti tian• r• -11.111
t .li in t.. By 0111;r•
1,11. E. B. I , ) , Wll \I c,ll. i , rl;
ECEi PT'S 1) EX l'EN1)1'11 - 111 . > iF
row ANI).I r‘ IN 1 •
f.,r work on •treet• rad ',lank
Eie4.ll"ll mid expvn-es
High .de,ti .11 n
Ste,-retary and trelt•urei'• 1
lievairing „ Id engine
Ile-k and tilde far ....nu'' , ~bier,
Extra pon. - e -ervile- in
I . ,,tere-t oft telr/ligjl .1•1111.
IVtodi and recri/ lag
.`• .1 itre company :veto onto
Rent 01 engine luau. 1,1
Account with Collectors 230r0' Taxes,
VEA IL p IP. EN
15 in. e.-I.logurt I'.'l. 44 40
ihlit”n. 1 , •7 , 1.
I. I. . Smith, P;32. lis 14 70 00
1.1.Eat0u,11,54-L-i, It. 11:! 16 4
$2 , 24.2
Dr. A. D.
IioNTASY:7, TRE.R.. Toss %%DS it , ..'t '• , l '''
Balance in trea_sury ~i.•.r..,1.:h , ),I , - rr
Jan. I, 1A56, VI L.: deemed 1..1..
heed. Irons M'Alpine, 1 Habil, t. 111 tr,....0ui . :
late treasurer. I 00(
Recd from shows, 37 00'
> - from collectors, 573 111
•Settled by judzm , itt fur thr am,)12.3t
Tow ANDA BOHAJUGiI ( it:14.1: Ai , . 1 NT
.11110111 A of onlers is- .11. , roa•zin ”rders , - .in
sued in 1556, ,11;51 03 , celled I- ~.
Outstanding orders. ;Out-tAaLitn.z on.lits
January 1, 1856, 444 90. Jan. I Is.;;.
110 4 9 431
INDEBTkinintiN OF TOWAND t Bono' tgv 1-r 1.-37
Amount out4tanding Ltoro' order% Jan. I,
(.1.1). Bartlett judgment 26111 Yeh.,
John Ikvine Met. Signed to C. 1.. Ward debt. intere-t
Borough Acrip !nailed .t 4 pril P. IY a. payal , li in
and 5 years on interest,
There has been collected on special borough Lit c 072
and paid out on account of new engine hotly.. Theo bold
trig being io an unfinished state, the co,t of the •acct
nut l e reported.
JA.NIE.S y.O KINsON,
M. C. NtEltr t
JOHN E tlE.lNi'..
January 24. 15,157. .P•wn
1). SiocrksTe. Secretary.
We the uudemittned Auditor+ of the lionituth of
da, do certify that we hJve esaruiued the ara t l atn ind f 6ud
Town Council and Treasurer for the rear
them correct. JOHN I.AI'OIITE.
N. J. 10:1:JJ:It.
Towanda, Jan. 27, 1,157
liimmers AND ExPENDrITRFN or POOR lit-Nays, Fos /".?".
Paid to remove irl,4la family to native re4idence, $ 9 2 :.
J. B. Irvine, aervices Poor Master. la'.;
C. K. Ladd Rervieeß poor ins•der and phrdeion.i•:.`.3 p,
W. Brownson for cash advanced to Sally 11111.1. 3 E 3 ? I !
Wood for temporary relief per Mix, poor zu.i•ter, i
. . 4 ;
Digging grave for Green, 7 ($,
Two coffina for paupers, in 0 , 1
Temporary relief per Mix, poor ma•ter,
AccorNT WITH ('ou.r.A. - roas OY l'ooa T 1%7 ,,
CCILLZCTORS. DATIL CIeZD. FAIR. 19K rr.
U. Vandencook 1849 $2360 $ 02 $lO id fl 3
C. T. Smith. 18.52 38 83 ... • . 2 1 . 4
G. If. Eaton, 1855 167 55 9S 00 1;11
$12 9 98 S9S 02 $lO 10 1.•7.t $l 3 . 1
Bit. A. D.MOSTANYS Tar.a.s.Pooa Fever. Tun - AND IL C5......'
Balance in Treasury,
i l l
j ' aL l ii f :_c ,r i ,: i r, T ic r r: ., ... ury. f lis;
Jan. 1, 10,56,
Rec'd. from ll'Alpine, Juary I, 1‘.57, a c '
late treasurer, 3 5 1.50 '-'• 0 ------,"
From collectors, 90 021 •
WILLIA3I 111 X,
Weua:2n. 185. •
the. ry :Auditors 7 of tho Borough of Towanda do argil!'
th wo hare examined the accoutfts of tbe ()veneer+ of
the Poor and Treasurer of the sald borough. fur the yoir
and find them correct. JOHN LAPORTE.
N. J. K1:11..F.R.
J.l, Mc Wll.l ! IN.
2 0 3,
11 , 0 (4
tDD overeceo Nor.