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Tho Kansas Convention.
Our mails from the north aud w*at bring
ns full details of the meetings and doings of
the Constitutional Convention, VTO nre our
readers the trouble of wading tUrotigh them
we condense the information which is contain
ed in about a dozen ThOflay appoint
ed fur the meeting of the Convention was the
7th. Forty-three delegates out. of sixty met
at Lecouipton on that day, and in the after
noon formed a temporary organization Corres
pondents were present representing the Bos
ton Traveler, St. Louis Democrat, Chicago
Tribune, and New York Times. The last
named correspondent was elected Secretary of
the Convention. According to the letters of
the Boston Traveler, the Convention is the i
most intelligent body of men that the Pro Sla
very party have ever yet collected in the terri
This is a singular statement, however, as it
appears from other sources that at least one
lialf of the Convention is composed of the
previous Border-Ruffian Legislatures. One
of these, Mr. Little, was choseu temporary
chairman, and another, Mr. llughs, tempora
ry secretary. A committee was then npjioiiit
td to examine credentials. The Secretary of
the Territory produced a list of the " regular
ly" elected delegates, numbering sixty. This,
according to a statement made by General
Calhouu, was all iu the shape of credentials
that any of those sixty had. Rut there were
other " irregular" delegates, both free State
aud pro-slavery, elected from counties not tak
en care of by the territorial authorities, aud
debate arose upon the matter.
A motion was made to accept the Secreta
ry's list, but it was referred to their committee
on credentials. On the second day this com
mittee reported. The whole sixty who were
in the official list were sworn without any
other credentials. The two irregularly chos
eu pro-slavery members from Shawnee county
were also admitted, while two free State men
chosen from oue of the southern counties iu
the same manner were excluded, and their
claim passed over to the special committee—
Ou the succeeding day the convention adjourn
ed until the third Monday in October, which
is subsequent to the day fixed for the territo
rial election, and no further action was had in
reference to the two fiee State irregulars.
Ao to the choice of permanent officers, it
has already been stated that General Calhoun
was elected permanent President, and Mr.
Carry, the correspondent of the N. V. Times
permanent Secretary. We learn from pub
lished letters that a Roman Catholic priest
was elected chaplain. The vote for President
stood thus : Calhoun, 27 ; Elmore, 12 ; Kas
tin, 6. General Calhoun holds by appoint
ment frcm President Buchanan, the office of
Surveyor General for the territories of Kan
sas and Nebraska, which lie received through
the influence of Senator Douglass. lie was
formerly, and, it is said, still is, Bank
Commissioner of the State of Illinois. He
was also a member of Congress from the
Springfield district of Illinois. During the
whole of the Kansas troubles he has been one
of the leading spirits on the pro-slavery side.
On taking the chair as President of the Con
vention, some of the telegraph despatches say
that he declared himself in favor of submit
ting the constitution to a popular vote, but
none of the letters published sustains this,
while the correspondent of the N. Y. Tribune
says of the speech, that " It contained nothing
of interest." The election of General Calhoun
is supposed by some to be a triumph of the
administration policy, if anybody can find out
what that is. The letters are at v. r'ance on
the subject. The correspondent of the X. Y.
Times, who is the Secretary of the Convention,
says that Judge Elmore, who was the opposi
tion candidate for President, had previously
declared in the most unequivocal terms his ap
proval of the policy of submitting the consti
tution to the people, while asserting his wish
to see Kansas a slave state. He adds that
General Calhoun had maintained the most
studied silence in reference to his owu views
on the subject, that he was supported by
nearly all the ultra pro-slavery men, while
Elmore was the candidate of the more moder
ate members. A still more important fact is
stated by this authority, which is that " a con
siderable number of the delegates are known
to be opposed immovably to the policy of sub
mitting the constitution to a popular vote,"
and that there is another party in the conven
tion, " whose policy is the same, though their
aims are different."
These admissions confirm the statements
made in the Charleston and Richmond papers,
to the effect that a large majority is opposed
to a popular vote on the constitution. Toe
Times' writer says that the ultras will attempt
to frame a " pro-slavery constitution," with
hold it from the people, and depend upon the
Democratic majority there for success. He
professes to believe that the Convention will
not pursue this policy, and he goes on thus :
" A majority of the Convention is, I believe
in favor of a submission of the Constitution to
the popular vote. It is true there are groat
differences of opinion, even among those pledg
ed to that policy, to the extent of the requi
site qualification of previous residence. Some
go for a twelve months' residence, some for
six, some for three mouths', and a few, a very
few, for no previous residence at all beyond
the fact of proof of actual residence at" the
time of voting, and of the animus manendi of
the voter. I think it probable, that they will
compromise on six months residence, and" that
six months residence will elapse beftrexn the
period of the framing of the Constitution in
October and its submission to the people next
Spring for adaption or rejection. I say the
framing of the Constitution in October, be
cause it is new generally believed, and many
of the members of the Constitution state it as
their belief, and hope that immediately after
perfecting the organization of the Convention
the appointment of the committees, and the
assignment to these committees of their vari
ous tasks, the Convcutiuu will adjouru until
after the elections in October, so as to be
guided in their subsequent and final action by
the expressiou of the popular will as manifest
ed in the interval.
The meaning of this u, that the Convention
has determined to await the result of the Oc
tober election, in order to see whether the pro
slavery party will still be able to triumph
against an immense popular majority. If so
the Constitution will be put to vote. If not
it will be sent to Congress without. Here is
the eat oat of the bag. As connected with
this matter, we learn from various quarters
that there is longer any doubt as to the pre
parations going ou in the border counties of
Missouri for auother. invasion of the territory
to carry the October flection. The Herald of
irte.dt>m which has d;sl>elieved and denounc
ed the allegation, now gives its fall credence.
*—xyutt/i ' i-\i n "
<l. GOODRICH, EDITOR.
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VOTES! VOTES !
We have printed a large supply of votes for
the Republicau candidates, which our friends
in the different election districts can procure
by calling at this office.
ARE YOU ASSESSED.
Saturduy week is the last day,the law requir
ing ten day before the election. Look to your
own names, Republicans, and then those of
vonr neighbors. Let not a vote be lost by
in-attcntioii to the assessments.
It should be known that to entitle a man
to vote at the coining election, it is necessary
that he shall be a resident of the State one
year, and of the district or township where he
offers his vote, ten days, and that he has paid
a State and County tax which was assessed
at least ten days previous to the day of elec
Young men, however, between twenty-one
and twenty two, who are qualified in other re
pccts are entitled to a vote without payment of
And for the persons who have once been
voters in the State and removed therefrom
and returned, a residence of six months in the
State is sufficient ; but in all cases where the
payment of a tax is necessary, it must have
been assessed ten days previous to the elec
NEW WORKS NOW IN PRESS.—T. B. PETER
SON, No. 306 Chestnut street, Philadelphia,
has now iii press, another work by that world
renowned authoress, Mrs. Caroline Lee Ileutz.
IT is entitled " TIIF. LOST DAUGHTER," and must
prove to be one, if not the most popular work
ever published, written by Mrs. Caroline Lec
Ilentz. As a successful writer, Mrs. llentz,
says the Dollar Xetcspaper, is, in our opinion,
unequalled in the country. She combined pow
er of delineation and grace of style in a re
markable degree, and was a close observer of
human nature, so that all her characters seem
as natural as life, while she always had a moral
aim in her writings, which commends them to
the fireside of every family in the land as
profitable and pleasant reading. We must
commend to her many former admirers this
posthumous edition of her last novellettes, and
we are sure they will be eagerly inquired for.
It will be ready for sale on Saturday, the 20th
just. Complete in one large duodecimo
volume, neatly bound in cloth, for one dollar
and twenty-five cents ; or in two volumes, pa
per cover, for one dollar.
Another very valuable work, now in press,
and which will be ready for sale on Saturday,
October 3d,is entitled, " MRS. IIALE'S RSCEIITS
FOR THE MILLION." This is indeed a useful
book, being a complete family directory and
household guide for the Million. It coutaius
over four thousand five hundred receipts, facts,
directions, knowledge, etc., in the useful, orna
mental and domestic arts, and in the conduct
of life. Price #1,25 a copy. This work too,
we have no doubt, will have an extensive sale.
Copies of either of the above will be sent to
any part of the United States, free of postage,
on remitting the price to the publisher in a
BaHf An unoceupied dwelling, belonging to
I). CASH Esq., situated in the north part of the
boro', was destroyed by fire Wednesday evening,
16th. The loss is small. As the building was
not occupied the fire is suspected to have been
communicated by design.
FRANK PHKLPS ? GYMNASIUM AND AMPHITHEA
TRE will perform at this place to-day. From
the many flattering notices we have seen of
PHELPS' institution we judge it has no supe
.riora. Those who wish a pleasant entcrtaiu
mcut should not fail lo be present.
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE PENDING CON
We trust that every Freeman in this County
is duly impressed with the responsibilities which
devolve npon him as an elector, and fully
aware of the mighty issues depending upon the
i result on the second Tuesday of October. The
voter who fails to exercise the inestimable
privilege of declaring his sentiments through
the ballot-box fails in his duty to his country and
himself. While he who does not exercise that
privilege intelligently, fearlessly and honestly, is
still, more culpable.
Never in the political history of the country
did there ever exist such a necessity for au
expression of popular opinion as at the present
moment. It is no exaggeration to say that
the priceless liberties of our country are in
eminent danger. The dearest rights secured
by the blood and toil of our forefathers, are
threatened, for the purpose of extending and
aggrandizing Sluverv. All the safe-guards
erected for the personnl security of the citizen
are broken down to add to the value of slave
property. The occurrences of the past few
years should alarm the patriotic every where,
and arouse Northern Freemen to action. If
we are supine while Slavery-Propagandism
forms its schemes, and employs the patronage
and treasure of the country to consummate
them, how long will be before the . white la
borers of the North will be in the mercy of
that heartless oligarchy, which looks upon
Slavery as the natural condition of the poor
laboring man without regard to color, and "free
society" as a failure ?
Are the Freemen of the North prepared to
give up this Republic to the purposes of the Sla
very-Propagandists ? Are they prepared to
lay in supiueness while the great oligarchy
perfect the schemes which shall Nationalize
Slavery, and crush out the last vestige of Free
Speech aud Free Thought'! Did our forefathers
pour out their blood iu the Revolution for no
nobler purpose than to raise npa nation which
should devote its energies to the breeding of
niggers ? Have we no higher duties, no lof
tier aspirations, than to raise the price of the
peculiar property ? Are not white men wor
thy of some consideration ? Is it not an ob
ject of desire with you, what shall be the con
dition of your descendants, aud what privile
ges they shall enjoy in this Republic ?
Laboring men ! And who of ull those
sturdy farmers who make up our country's
wealth and pride, is not truly a laborer, and
looks upon idleness and sloth as a crime. Free
Laborers, who till your own lands with your
own hands, and experience no feeling of deg
radation, but rather exult in the pride of in
dustry and independence ! Are you ready to
inaugurate an era which shall degrade your
labor, paralyze your industry, and bring you
within the control of capital ? Are you rea
dy to inflict upon Kansas an institution which
you would not permit iu your midst ? In the
providence of God, you may he turning vour
eyes westward to secure a home for vourselves,
or for your sons growing up around you. The
fertile plains of Kansas invite you, with a ca
pacity tor five miliums of inhabitants. Will
yon doom it to Slavery, and deny yourselves
and your children's children any participation
therein ? If you would not, vote to save it
from the dangers which now environ it.
lii our judgment, the decision of the people
on the Second Tuesday of October next, is of
more moment than any election ever held in
this country. It settles the question of the
predominance of the Slave power, if after the
Dred Scott decision, and Mr. BUCHANAN'S
avowals in his late letter, the Freemen of this
State are ready to vote for Mr. F ACKER. The
question which was evaded and denied last
fall, is now openly avowed and boldly met.—
There is no longer subterfuge or dodging. Eu
eouraged by success last fall, the Democracy
have placed themselves upon the ultra Southern
ground that the Constitution carries and pro
tects Slavery wherever it extends.
Pennsylvania was last fall, the battle-field of
the Presidential contest, and has now become
the battle-field of the cause of Freedom.—
With the Keystone attached to the car of Sla
very, our Southern brethren become our mas
ters, and the schemes of Slavery propagation
and aggression will be successful. With Penn
sylvania Rcpublicanized, the banner of Free
dom streams in victory, and the cause of Equal
Rights is triumphant. Pennsylvania on the
side of Freedom and the Presidential contest
in 1860, is not questionable.
Freemen of Pennsylvania ! Have you 110
interest and feelings identical with the people
of New Hampshire, of Maine, of New York,
and Ohio ? Are there any reasons why those
old Democratic States should be now be strong
ly and permanently Republican, which do not
bear with equal force upon you ? Have you
less interest in preserving intact the rights and
privileges guaranteed by the Constitution ?
Have yon less of interest in the Territories of
the Nation, that you should be willing to see
them stained with the curse of bondage ?
ORGANIZE! ORGANIZE !
There are Townships iu this County where
the Republicans are deficient in'organization.
We urge upon our friends in such localities to
immediately set at work to make arrangements
for polling the entire Republican vote. Vic
tory is within our reach, but to secure it, we
must labor earnestly until the polls close.
Coi.. BENTON lias been lying danger
ously ill in Washington for several days, suf
fering under an organic intestinal disease of
several years standing, which within a week
past, assumed so very serious a condition as to
threaten his life. At present, however, he is
said to be out of danger.
ACTION ! ACTION!
Once more we urge upon our Republican
fiieuds in each township, the necessity for im
mediate and energetic action. We are fear
ful that our friends are being deceived by the
preseut quieseeut state of parties, and will find
on the day of election that our voters are not
all out, while every pro-slavery Democrat will
be on hand. We call upon Republicans to be
gin the work at once. Our opponents are qui
etly organizing, and are ready to poll every
vote. They calculate upon reducing our ma
jority in Bradford 2000 by the absence of Re
publican voters. Shall this be ? Is there a
Republican who would not feel ashamed to see
Wll .MOT'S majority one vote less than that gi
ven for Fremont ? He must recollect that
the vote last fall was was the result of organi
zation and labor. The same energy now will
increase the majority to 5000. Shall those be
the figures ? Let every man set to work to
make the majority 5000 and it will be done.
The plan of operations to be pursued is plain
and easy, if our friends will arouse to the work.
But it must not be delayed. Poll lists and
teams only are required. A little activity on
the part of every voter who feels au interest
will save us from the mortification of a reduc
ed majority in Bradford.
Republicans, set about this work immediate
ly. Let there be a meeting in every district
and appoint committees to procure teams and
see that the voters are at the polls.
ARE THE VOTERS READY ?
But a few days now intervene before the
October election ? Are the voters of this
County aware of the great importance of suc
cess on the second Tuesday in October 1—
We urge upon our friends thus early to make
preparations for a FULL VOTE. In the
strong Republican towns of the County, there
is great danger that the votes will not all be
out. Let arrangements be made to poll every
vote. Your opponents will not lose an avail
able vote. We must be equally active and vig
ilant and a certain triumph awaits us, not only
in the County, but iu the State.
The Annual Fair of the Bradford County
Agricultural Society will he held the present
year at the Borough of Towanda, on the 15th
and 16th days of October. The Committee
have delayed advertising for the purpose ol
ascertaining the precise time at which the
Bridge will be passable. The list of Judges
and Bills will be issued next week.
By reference to the List published in the
county papers some weeks since, it will be seen
that the premiums on Horses, Cattle, Field
Crops, and Agricultural and Mechanical Im
plements, have been largely increased, which
will insure a large and spirited competition.
J. C. ADAMS, Esq, will deliver the Annual
tQr We understand that the Teachers'
Drill, held in Orwell during the ten days ter
minating Thursday the 11th, passed off satis
factorily to all concerned. There were 150
teachers in attendance, as we learn by the Su
perintendent. The citizens of Orwell Hill
had made ample provision for all, notwith
standing the number was much larger than
was expected. The whole affair was eminent
ly successful, and should, we think, be en
couraging to the individual standing at the
head of the School Department in the county.
We hope the townships more intimately con
nected with the Institute to be held in the
other sections of the County, will see to it that
they prove as successful as the first, but wc
understand that there was a committee ap
pointed to prepare an abstract for publication,
we will uot, therefore, anticipate that report.
Boy The Junction Canal has been put in re
pair, and this week some twenty boats from
the New-York Canals arrived at this place for
the purpose of loading with Barclay coal. We
understand that a large number of boats are
loading below with anthracite. A small break
occurred below Tunkhannock, which has been
repaired. Capt. Murray's boat left this place
on Tuesday last for New York city, with a
load of oars.
££2?* A young man named JEFFEKSON COOL
BAUGH, of Monroe township, liad one of his
feet torn from the leg, on Thursday, Bth, while
employed with a threshing machiue at the barn
of S. C. MEANS. The leg was bruised in a
horrible manner as far up as the knee, so that
amputation was necessary in order to save life.
Dr. E. 11. MASON of this village, assisted by
Drs. LAUD, NEWTON and ALLEN, performed
the surgical operation, in a scientific manner.
The patient is doing well.
NAMES OF P. 0. CHANGED. —The name of
the Asylum post office in Durell township, this
county, has been changed to Frcnrhtoun ; and
the name of the South Asylum office, in Asy
lum township, changed to Asylum. Those
sending communications through either office
will please take notice, and avoid delay.
THE TIUTMPH IN MAINE.— The election
which has just taken place in Maine possesses
peculiar interest, because the party lines were
drawn with unusual strictness, and other ques
tions than that of slavery extension kept ont
of the contest. The Bred Scott decision of
the Supreme Court, and Mr. Buchanan's offi
cious endorsement of it, have practically been
passed upon by the people of Maine. The
vote this year was not so large as that of last
year by nearly twenty-six thousand, and yet
Mr. Morrill's majority is not much less than
that of Mr. Hamlin. This result will exert a
powerful influence beyond the borders of Maine.
It will add thonsands to the majority of Mr!
Banks in Massachusetts ; the Republicans of
New York, Ohio aud Pennsylvania will derive
strength from this success, and all over the
country the friends of free labor will be en
couraged to set. about organizing victory for
the Presidential contest of 1860. —ivre. Post.
The first Teachers' Institute held in Brad
ford County, commenced its session on Mon
day, Sept. 7th, at two o'clock, P. M., at Or
The meeting was opened by C. It. Cobcrs,
the County Superintendent, by reading a por
tion of the Scriptures and prayer. One hun
dred and twelve Teachers entered their names,
and organized by electing Prof. C. R. Cobcrx
Principal, O. J. Chcbbcck, President, and B.
13. BABOOCK, Secretary. After transacting
necessary business, Prof. C. R. Cobur* ad
dressed pointedly and briefly, those present,
setting forth the object of their meeting, de
siring them to apply themselves closely to
their studies, stating that the ten days spent
there should be days of hard mental labor ;
the object was to acquire knowledge of the
theory and practice of teaching as well as a
more thorough acquaintance with the branch
es to be taught iu our schools, and thus be
come better qualified to perform the duties de
volving upon them. After appointing the
necessary committees, the afternoon session
was closed by prayer by Rev. C. E. Taylor.
The evening session commenced 7 12 o'clock,
nud was occupied by a lecture by the Princi
pal upon " The Qualifications of Teachers, *'
followed by discussions upon subjects connect
ed with the cause of education. Day sessions
commenced at 8 1-2 o'clock, and were occupied
by drills upon the several branches taught iu
our common schools, except occasional singing
by the choir, and short, pointed and impres
sive lectures by the County Superintendent.
The evening devoted to lectur
ing, reading of essays, declamation and discus
sions. Lectures were delivered by C. R. Co
burn, Dr. 11. Kuapp, Messrs. O. F. Young,
O. J. Chubbuck, AVm. Davis and Rev.'s 11.
W. Barnes and Geo. Landon.—The closing
exercises took place on Thursday evening,
Sept 17th, consisting of speeches by several
distinguished gentlemen present, and appro
priate remarks by the County Superintendent,
and valedictory by Miss Mary Iveson. Be
fore the close of the Institute the names of
Teachers on the roll had increased to one hun
dred aud fifty. The manifest interest of the
members of the Institute at its commencement,
did uot seem to flag during its protracted exer
cises in the least. Great uuauimity of feeliug
seemed to pervade the minds of all that had
to do on the occasion. Morning services were
conducted very appropriately by Rev. C. E.
Taylor, at which time the choir sang soul-stir
ring melodies, selected from sacred music foi
Upwards of one hundred spectators visited
the Institute during its sessions, and manifest
ed great interest in its welfare. During the
sessions of the Institute, a copy of Webster's
Unabridged Dictionary was received from
Messrs. Gana C. Merriam, of Springfield,
Mass., and a Terrestial Globe from the firm of
Merriam, Moore A Co., of Troy, N. V., as
presents for the use of the Bradford County
Teachers' Institutes. The presents were duly
appreciated and heartily respouded to.
Perfect order was maintained through tl e
entire sessions, which rendered it not only
agreeable, but perfectly satisfactory to all
present. The members of the lustitute, as
well as the public generally were fully convinc
ed of the utility of holding such Institutes, as
will be seen by the following resolutions which
were unanimously adopted :
HERE AS, The public mind in its plastic
forming state, is to a great cxteut entrusted
to the care of Teachers, and upon them de
volves the task of training and developing the
intellectual, physical and moral powers of the
youth of the country. Whereas the present
condition of our schools shows an increasing
demand for more thoroughly qualified, more
energetie teachers, and those who feel more
sensibly their responsibilities, and Whereas,
judging by the interest awakened and the ad
vantages received during the ten dayswc have
spent in this Drill, we firmly believe in the
utility of " Teachers Institutes ," when they
are ably conducted and directed to their le
gitimate objects, believing also that teachers'
ought not and cannot afford " to spend their
money for that which is not intellectual " bread
uor their labor for that which satisfieth not.
Resolved, Therefore, Ist, that we consider
" Teachers' 1 Institutes ," highly beneficial to the
cause of popular education and that we will
use our united efforts to have them held in this
portiou of the county as often as once a year.
2. That our efficient County Superintendent
deserves the esteem and gratitude of the teach
ers and friends of education, as well as the con
fidence of the members of this Institute.
3. That we tender our sincere thanks to
those individuals who have generously come
forward and assisted in teaching, and have so
ably discharged their duties in the capacity of
4. That our thanks are due and hereby ten
dered to the ladies and gentlemen who have
kindly favored us with interesting and instruc
tive essays and lectures.
5. That we present our thanks to those who
have contributed to so great au exteut to en
liven aud make interesting our daily sessions
by their soul stirring music.
6. I hat Rev. C Tavlor is pre-eminently en
titled to our warmest thanks for the interest
he has manifested and the services he has ren
dered in our behalf.
I. That we hereby proffer our hearty thanks
to our President and Secretary for the able
and impartial manner in which they have dis
charged their duties during the session of the
8. That we tender our thanks to the Trus
tees of the Presbyterian and Methodist church
es, for the use of their houses in which to hold
our meetiugs ; and also to the citizens of Or
well ft>r the hospitality, courtesy and uninter
rupted kindness extended to the members of
the Institute and theiT friends, during our stay
among tbem, thereby doing very much to make
our meeting pleasant as will as profitable.
In the mattcr.of the application of the Road
Commissioners of Sheshequin twp., for the
relief and support of Catharine ChafTee. Thij
beir.g a proceeding in Court on petition of the
Road Commissioners of Sheshequin township
praying the Coflrt to make an order on certain
children of the said Catharine Chaffee for her
maintainance and support. After a hearing
the Court make the following order, to wit :
That Charles Chaffee pay at the rate of tw 0
dollars per'week, ai.d George Chaffee pay at
the rate of seventy- five cents per week, to he
paid in quarterly payments, the first of which
is payable within tbree mouths from the date
of the order, Ac.
In the matter of the proceeding of the Road
Commisioners of Tuscarora vs. Solan W. Star
devant. Proceedings from Bela Cogswell and
X. Betts, Esqrs., Justices of the Peace of
this County, to compel the said Solon AV
Sturdevant to support his wife aud children,
under the act of assembly in such cases made
and provided. After a hearing, the Court
make the following order, to wit : That the
said Solon \V. Sturdevant to pay to the Com
misioners of roads and highways of Tuscarora
township the sum of $lO, within twenty days
to be applied towards the support and relief
of Mary Sturdevant his wife and children, and
that he further pay for the same purpose, at
the rate of oue dollar per week in quarter
yearly payments, commencing at the expira
tion of twenty-five, Ac, and that he stands
committed until the the order of the Court be
The following business was transacted in
the Court of Common Pleas during the week
Sept. 7, on reading and filing the requisite
certificates, and on the motion of Mr. Mercur,
James J. Siebenick was admitted and sworn
an as Attorney at Law with license to prac
tice as such in the several Courts of this Co.
Sept. 8, on reading and filing the requisite
certificates, and on motion of Mr. Elwell,
George DeLa Montanye was admitted and
sworn as an Attorney at Law, with license to
practice as such iu the several Courts of Brad
Wilder Gaskill vs. Betsey Gaskill.—Sept.
7th, on reading depositions and on motion of
Mr. Patrick the Court decreed a divorce to
the said AVilder Gaskill from the bomls of
8. A. Hewitt vs. Louisa Hewitt.—Scptem.
ber 7th, on reading deposition on motion of
Mr. Patrick, the Court decreed a divorce to
the said Samuel A. Hewitt from the bonds of
Juines' R. Mason vs. Isabel Mason.—Sept.
Bth., on reading deposition, aud on motion
the Court decreed a divorce from the bonds
Sarah Ellen Cor vs. Hiram Cox.—Sept.
9th., Qn reading deposition, and on motion of
I Mr. Watkins, the Court decreed a divorce to
j the said Sarah Ellen Cox from the bonds of
September 10th., on reading petition of Jo
el F. Taylor and Darlinton E. Worrell, the
Court order and decree that Addic, daughter
of the said Darlington Worrell assume the
name of Addie Taylor and have all the right
of a child and heir at law of the said Joe! S
Taylor, according to the act of assembly in
such case made and provided,
i Court adjourned over on Saturday in the
afternoon, to meet again on Monday morning
at 10 o'clock.
Monday Sept. 14th , Court being called
pursuant to adjournment from the first wed
at 10 o'clock A. M. Judge BCLLOCK, Presi
dent ; and Chubbuck and Long associates npofi
The first business taken up was upon the
petition of Simon Spaulding, setting forth
that Mary E. Spaulding, had become a luna
tic, and nnn compos meatus, and incapable
of managing her affairs, and trasactiug bnsi
siness, Ac. An inquisition was held before
the Court, and six jurors who report in their
finding, that the said Mary E. Spaulding is
Lunatic, and Simon Spaulding appointed e
A like proceeding was had on the petition of
X. S. Rosier, in reference to iluldah Hosier,
alleged to have become a lunntic, and incapa
ble of managing her affairs, Ac. An inqui
sition was held before the Court, nud siijo - j
rors, and the said Iluldah Ilosley is found to (
be a Lunatic, and the Court appointed Leon' 1
el C. Gleason committee of the person anil \
estate of the said Huldah. '
The first jury trial was taken up was, Sarah
Ogden agaiust W. W. 11. Brown, James C- h
Ridgeway and others. An action in eject- i
ment for the recovery of a certain portion of I
laud situated in Franklin twp., now in the oc-
cupaney of the aforesaid defendants and other* j
under them. Sept. 14tb., Jury empanneled e
and sworn. Messrs. Elwell and Watkins,for 1
plaintiff ; and Messrs. Adams and Mercor h l ' 3
defendants. The hearing of the evidence
continued from day to day until Friday tb i
18th., in the afternoon, when the argument o j
counsel was closed, aud the Jury sent <> u ' ttD ' (
der the charge of the Court, and were out "0-,
till Saturday in the afternoon, and could (
agree and were discharged. *
Williamsport and Elmira Railroad Cofl'j
against Oman Randall : being an (
brought up from the report of appraisers !" j
pointed by the Court, to appraise the danm?* I
sustained by the said Randall, for the rigb l J
way of the road of said Co. through the h
of defendant. Sept 18, Jury called and |
Adams for the Company, and Smith for * cl
fendant. After a hearing, same day, the B
return a verdict in favor of said Raud-d'