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[Fr< m the Philadelphia Sun, of Thursday.]
Terrible Tragedy in Philadelphia.
About half past 5 o'clock yesterday after
noon a terrible tragedy was enacted at the St.
Lawrence Hotel ' No. 101S C'liesnut street,
which resulted in the death of Richard Car
ter., a resident of Tamaqna.
The deceased was a native of England, was
about 47 years of age, and lias beeen in this
country about twenty.live years, lie was
engaged in the coal trade with the firm of J.
& It. Carter, and was also the President of
the Anthracite Bank, of Tamaqna.
He has been in the habit of visiting 111 is
city frequently, and always, we believe, so
journed to the St. Lawrence Hotel. He ar
rived iu the city about 11 o'clock yesterday,
and at half past 5 was a dead man. The af
fair created an iutcuse excitement, and the
thousands of persous were attracted to the
Hotel for the purpose of obtaining informa
tion and seeing the body. Their curiosity in
the latter resjiect was not, however, gratified,
as the body was placed in a room and locked
up. Mr. Carter was an athletic man, stand
ing about six foot two inches and weighing,
we should suppose, ovir 200 pounds, lie
was a married man, but has no issue by his
His wife is at her home in Tamaqna, and
the sad news of the death of her husband was
The prisoner gives the name of Thomas
Washington Smith. He is a line looking limn
and, when taken in custody by officer Albright
of the reserve corps, was in a high state of ex
citement. After being conducted to the May
or's office he was asked what we had upon him
when he said "a pen-knife and some papers."
He was then told that must submit to be
searched, when he said, "his word was his bond,
but they might search him."
We learn the following statement, which was
made to an officer by Smith, shortly after the
" A short time since I made the acquaint
ance of a young female at a seminary, and
took her for a virtuous woman. Mr. Carter
represented her to ine as being his adopted
daughter or ward. I married the girl, and
shortly afterwards discovered that she was
Carter's strumpet, he, Carter, while represent
ing himself as her foster father, u.-ing her as
strumpet. She was delivered of a child
about 4 months after I married her. Mr. Car
ter claimed to be a man of honor, and occupy
ing a highly respectable position, I reposed
every confidence in him. Having been cruelly
deceived by this gross outrage, I was deter
mined to be revenged.
This statement was rapidly made while the
prisoner was in a high state of excitement.
About 7 o'clock the prisoner was brought
up before Aid. Eneu, for a hearing. As sev
eral witnesses were examined at this hearing
who were afterwards heard before the inquest,
we only give the cxidence of those not exam
ined on the two investigations. The Mayor's
office was densely crowded, every space being
Officer Albright testified to arresting the
accused, and taking from him a bowie knife,
(the blade of the knife is about II inches
in length, and is very heavy. It was encased
in a sheath of red morocco, upon which was
written in ink, " Tom Wash. Smith, I)e Bowes
Review, N. 0, and Washing, 1). C.) A
Colt's six chamber revolver was also taken
from the accused.
After the hearing, Smith said to the Aider
man ; " 1 acknowledge that 1 killed the
Alderman Enen told the accused that lie
would no doubt be tried for his life, and he ur
gently advised hint to keep quiet.
The prisoner then struck his breast in a rap
id manner, and said, " I stand here, sir, as an
He was taken down stairs, and placed in a
cell. Lieut. Dickhait was charged with con
veying the accused to prison. After the com
ment was given to the Lieutenant, lie went to
the accused and requested him not to commu
ideate with liirn on the subject of murder.
Smith was then placed iu a cab, ami J riven
rapidly to prison. On the route, ho told the
Lieutenant if that woman and his knife were
sent to liirn at his cell, he would not trouble
The jury rendered a verdict that the de
ceased came to his death from injuries re
ceived by pistol shot wounds fired by the
hands of Thomas Washington Smith, at the
St. Lawrence Hotel, on the 4th of November,
Smith boarded at the Madison House, in
Second street, above market, and on his way
to prison told officer Albright he might have
the pistol, and he wonld find the accoutre
ments belonging to it, at the above named
house. There is still one barrel loaded in
the pistol. It, together with the knife, which
has been recently, is in the hands
of the Coroner. f>n his way to prison he
said, " Why, the rascal even said he was going
to see my sister."
We learn that Smith consulted David Web
ster, Ksrj., a short time since, on the subject
of obtaining a divorce from his wife. He is a
Marylander by birth, having been born in Ce
cil county, says he lias hosts of friends in the
county. His position, as agent of f)e Howe,
would seem to warrant this statement as being
true. When his wife shall be hunted op, no
doubt there will souie important evidence ad
duced from her.
The Phil adelphia Bulletin gives the past
history of all the parties, all follows :
Mr. Carter was an Englishman !>y birth,
and when he first came to Schuylkill County,
some years ago, lie began to work as a miner,
lie saved money, and became a largo property
holder and a man of influence, llis wife, who
is also English, is some ten rears older than
he was, and they never had any children A
few years aero he became acquainted with a
Mr. John McCauloy, residing in Luzerne Co.
whom he assisted in business. Mr. MeCaulev
had a young, intelligent, handsome, daughter,
in whom Carter became interested, and he
had her placed in a seminary at Wilmington.
He used to aceoinpany her to and from Wi!-
miugton, stopping frequently at Philadelphia,
his wife not being informeil of his movements.
At school, Miss MeCaulev was understood to be
his uiece. It is presumed that a guilty inter
course between them was iroin ,r on all this
time Mr. Carter is about 45 years of age.
About a year ago and while Miss McCau
ley was still at Wilmington, she became ac
quainted with Mr. Smith, through a sister of
the latter, who was a teacher at school. Mr.
Suii'li v\ as fascinated by her ami proposed mar
riage, which she, being rather of a fast char
acter, accepted. The marriage took place at
M ilmington. liiose best acquainted with
Carter, believe, that instead of wishing her to
marry Smith, he was opposed to it ; that he
was himself sincerely attached to her ; that
lie wished to have her to himself, and that lie
would have married her if it had been possible.
Soon after the marriage Smith discovered that
his wife was far advanced in pregnancy, and
he refused to live with her. A seperation
took place, and Mrs. Smith was provided for
by Carter. She gave birth to a child eiglu
or nine months since, and is living with it in a
town near this city, where she lias been well
taken care of by Carter.
Mr. Carter bore the reputation of being
loose in his moral principles in his younger
days, and his conduct towards Miss McCauley
more recently gave rise to considerable scan
dal. He was in the habit of having her to
meet her on Saturday, at a hotel in this city,
and after remaining there over Sunday, she
would return on Monday to school. They al
so traveled to Niagara and other places.—
Smith alleges that his intimacy was kept up
after their marriage, and lie also informed
Lieutenant Dickhart, while on the road to
prison, last night, that in the conversation at
the hotel yesterday afternoon, Mr. Carter told
him that he intended to visit his (Smith's) sis
ter at the school at Wilmington.
Smith was at one time engaged as a clerk in
the store of his victim, at Tamaqna. He
was doubtless under the impression that Miss
McCauley was an adopted daughter of Mr.
Carter. The acquaintance was formed through
the agency of Miss Smith, at the school Miss
Smith bears a most excellent reputation, and
she had not the slightest suspicion of the real
character of Miss McCauley. The latter is
now with her relatives iu Chester County.—
Her father resides in Luzerne Couuty.
SERMON BY A MISSIONARY FROM SYRIA.—
The Ilt'V. 11. 11. Jcssnp, a missionary of tlit*
American Hoard, at Tripoli, Syria, and son of
Judge Jessnp, of Montrose, was in this City on
Sunday and preached in the morning at I lie'
Green 11i11 Presbyterian Church, and in the
evening at Calvary Church, in Locust street.
Mr. Jessnp's inornir.g discourse was exceed
ingly interesting, it was founded on the text
from Jeremiah : " Tiiey have forsaken the
fountains of living waters, and hewn out for
themselves cisterns, broken cisterns that can
hold no water." The subject was the state of
moral degradation which the entire East has
fallen into in consequence of their desertion of
true Christianity The Mahometan religion
was taken as a fair specimen of the religions of
the East, and the speaker told just what he '
himself had seen and heard of tllat religion at ■
the scene of his labors, there were from ten to '
fifteen thousand followers of the false prophet. j
The sketch was a striking and impressive one, '
and was followed by a practical application of
A chapter of the Xew Testament was read
previous to the discourse, and the landmarks
and Eastern customs referred to in it were ex
plained with a force which such expositions
do not generally possess, except from the lips of
of those who have actually passed through the
sacred scenes which they describe.
We understand that Mr. and Mrs. Jessup
set out for the scene of their l abors in Syria in
the course of few weeks.— l'/tila. Bulletin.
R.vvin Wti.uoT—No office in the gift of the
people could add a paf.tidc of lustre to the
name of this great and-.glorious bearer of Ire
doin's standard. lie is defeated, because lie
is a giant Statesman and embodiment of great
living principles. Henry t'lay was defeated,
and so was William Wirt, and John (juiucv
Adams, and Daniel Webster, and W infield
Scott, and John C. Fremont. And yet there
are hut few really intelligent or patriotic men
who do not honor either of these names more
than that, of John Tyler, David 11. Dorter,
\\ illiani Bigler, James Buchanan or poor
Fierce 1 David Wilmot can not be brought
down by any defeat like that of Tuesday. He
is the same he was before—fearless, honest and
free. He is ready for the next fight for Free
dom and Protection, and he will yet lead the
Patriotic army of Free Republicans to perma
nent and glorious victory.— Muirh Chunk Ga
XKWS FROM KANSAS —Sr. Loirs, Thursday,
Nov. f>.—A letter in the St. Louis Democrat.
dated Lecoinpton, Nov. 2, says that Walker
had left there a few days before, and his desti
nation was thought to lie for Washington.—
It is stated that Walker's object in stationing
tlie troops at Leconipton was not exactly to
protect the Convention, nor to watch and lie
prepared for any action his Pro-Slavery ene
mies might take against liitu ; but because
the Legislature liavimr a large Free State ma
jority, they will probably repeal'thc obnoxious
laws and depose the office holders ; in which
ease a repitition of the bloody scenes in the
early history of the Territory is apprehended.
The Constitution will be submitted to the peo
ple, with a Slavery clause which will be ob
jectionable to the Free-State men aud too
moderate for the Pro-Slavery nltraists.
KI.KCTIOX FRAUDS IN KANSAS. —The follow
ing paragraph, which we copy from a Kansas
letter, (says the Pittsburgh Commc>rial Jour
nal,) is quite interesting and suggestive :
On Governor Walker's return from the
Precinct of Oxford, he halted at Lawrence,
and taking out of his portfolio a large roll of
paper, said to the crowd liiat he would show
them the curiosity, if they promised not to
destroy it He then unrolled the returns of
the precinct of Oxford, (in Kansas) which con
tained one thousand six hundred and one
names, all written in the same handwriting,
and which measured exactly* fifty four feet in
length ! All the name*, except one hundred
and twenty, were copied from " Williams"
Ciucina'ti Directory," those commencing with
the>aim- letter following each other as regu
larly as they do on the pages of that book !
FIIOM WASIIINOTOX. —Saturday, Nov. 7.-
The War Department has just received dis
patches confirmatory of previous reports that
the Mormons are bent on a resistance of the
I nited States troops. The appointments of
the Army aud general preparations are such
that no fears are entertained for the result.
The Administration has received no partic
ularly important dispatches relative to events
in Central America or to Costa Rican move
ments. No matter what other (iovernmeut.s
may do vith regard these affairs, ours will pur
sue an independent American policy, without
" Old Lebanon " is the Ranncr. Coun
ty this year. She gives within 4of the Op
position vote of last fall, 6*o for Wilmot over
I acker, and her whole I moil ticket by about
the same majority. All lmil to the freemen
E. O. GOODRICH, EDITOR.
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NEW YORK. —The returns received, are not
very authentic but it seems to be generally
conceded that the Democratic State Ticket is
elected by about 12,000 majority. The As
sembly stands, Democratic, 02 ; Republican,
50 ; Americans, I. In the Senate the Re
publicans have IS members, the Democrats
13, with one Fusion candidate elected by the
Republicans and Americans.
WTSCOXSION*. —The election in this State is
'very close, but RANDALL, Republican, is proba
bly elected. The Republicans certainly have
MARYLAND. — Has gone American, though
the Democrats gain one member of Congress,
in the fifth district.
GRORGIA and Mississim, both Democratic,
MASSACHUSETTS. —The plurality for BANKS
over GARDNER is about 25,000.
The Senate (complete,) stands, Republicans,
33 ; Democrats, 4 ; Americans, 3. The
House stands 100 Banks, 34 Gardner, and 30
Democrats. Mine districts to hear from.
TOW AND A LYCEUM.
The citizens of this place, for the purpose of
intellectual improvement and recreation, dur
ing the coining winter, have organized a Ly
ceum, which meets every Tuesday evening, at
the public School House. The next meeting
will be on Tuesday evening, and the following
has been selected as a subject for discussion.
" lles<,lceil, That the Drama has a salutary
The ladies are particularly solicited to at
tend and a general invitation to the public is
extended. The exercises are both interesting
Rev. THOMAS K. BEECHER lias been invited
by flie Alpha Kpsilon Society to lecture in the
Court House, ou Monday evening, ami will de
liver his celebrated Lecture on " RLAY." • The
price of admission, to defray expenses, will be
This is the Grst of a course of popular lec
tures which it is proj>osed to give in this place
daring the winter. The success attending this,
will in a great measure determine the success
of the enterprise We trust that our citizens
will take enough interest in such a laudable
undertaking, to demonstrate its practicability
and place its success beyond a question. Mr.
BKKCHKR has a widely extended reputation as
a popular lecturer, and we have no hesitation
in saying that those who attend will be more
than satisfied. Besides, every citizen should
feel an an interest in sustaining an attempt so
praiseworthy and profitable. Neighboring
towns, with resources not equal to ours, are
able to enjoy the pleasure of hearing the most
popular lecturers of the day, and wc trust for
the credit of the place, that such an opportu
nity for general improvement will not lie al
lowed to be a failure for want of public
interest and patronage.
fey The trial of Frederick Cueva for the
murder of Oscar I)e Granval, which has been
going 011 in the Hudson County Court, New
York, before Judge Ogden, for the last eight
days, was concluded on Wednesday night.—
The jury brought in a verdict of manslaughter.
They were only absent two and a half hours.
The prisoner will lie sentenced on Wednesday
of next week.
THANKSGIVING DAY. —Eleven States unite
in the appointment of Thursday, Nov. 2t>, as a
day of Thanksgiving. They are : New York,
New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Pennsylva
nia, Connecticut, Rhode Island, lowa, Mary
laud, North Carolina, Michigan and Mississip
pi. Maine is a week earlier, Thursday, No
fr if Mr. GABRIEL BARNES, of Potter coun
ty, Pa., started out hunting the other day.—
Not returning for three days, his family became
alarmed, and about two hundred neighbors
went in search of him. They found his body
near a creek, lie had evidently died from
txhaustion. He leaves a large family.
JfcSrA. O. P. Nicholson, who has just been
elected Puited States Senator by the legisla
ture of Tennessee, to succeed Hon. John Bell,
will not take his seat until the December ses
sion of 1859. His term will not expire until
the 4th of March, 18G5 —nearly eight years
frirlton. GKIJRIT SMITH is lying quite ill, of
typhus fever and neuralgia, at the residence of
Hon. John Cochrane in New York city. Ev
ery body will regret this, for Ccrrit is one of
the excellent of the earth.
i KCf" RRIGHAM YOUNG lias addressed a letter
' the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, ostensibly
j to render a report of the dealings with the In
dians in Utah during the last quarter, hut in
i reality to give the Government n piece of his
j mind. He transmits a draft for $(J,41l to
' cover the quarter's expenditures, hut adds that
he has little hope of its acceptance, two quar
ters being already in arrears, lie inquires
why the Government refuses to recognize his
authority in the Indian Supcrinteudency in the
, Territory, and administers a series of sharp
rebukes. He avers that the scurvy treatment
of the Indians by overland emigrants is a fruit
ful source of mischief among the tribes, and
that the reported march of the troops towards
Utah only aggravates the evil ; and adds a
recommendation that travelers omit their ne
farious practice of " shooting down an Indian
whenlthey happen tosee one." BRIGIIAM YOUNG
is silent on Mormon affairs.
THE AMERICAN' AGRICULTURALIST. —We take
pleasure in recommending the American Agri
culturalist to our farmer friends. It is a good
useful and readable paper, and one which
should be a welcome visitor to the fireside of eve-*
ry farmer in the land. It contains good reading
for the Gardener, the Horticulturist, the Fom
ologist, the Florist, and even for the general
reader who, though no cultivator of the soil,
yet delights in the pleasant details of soil cul
ture. Take our word for it, brother farmer,
than one dollar a year invested in the Ameri
can Agricultural ist, published in New York
by Orange Judd, will be the most profitable
speculation yen can make with that amount of
r-arTl'ic Syracuse (X. Y.) Courier says the
salt business is greatly depressed. A compa
ratively small port-ion of this season's yield has
been shipped, and manufacturers generally are
in straightened circumstances.
SINGULAR CASK. —For some time past, a
case of alleged lunacy has been lingering in
the courts of N'ew York city, the details of
which have furnished rich food for the scan
dal mongers. Yesterday, in court, it came to
a sudden and unexpected conclusion. While
a lawyer was arguing in favor of the the re
lease of the female, Mrs. Caroline Woodman,
of the insane asylum, at the suit of her friend,
Mr. Furniss, the proceedings were interrupted
by the appearance of the brother of Mrs. W.,
who handed to the court an application signed
by his sister, requesting that the proceed
ings in her name should terminate, as she had
arranged matters amicably with her husband,
was about to return to her father's home in
Mississippi, with her brother. The ease then
ended, but we lind in the New York Post of
last evening, an affidavit sworn to by Mrs.
Woodman, which furnishes a history of the
wrongs she has suffered at the hands of the
man Furuiss, who assumed to be her friend.— -
The narrative is quite long, and furnishes one
of the most lamentable instances of human de
pravity and cruelty on record. It seems that
she she has been for more than a year follow
ed, tortured, seduced, beaten, robbed, without
mercy, in Paris, Uoston, New York, Philadel
phia, New Orleans, and other places, at hotels,
and private houses. She was taken to Paris
by her husband afi invalid, and left there to
undergo skillful medical treatment while his
business obliged him to return home. She
there got acquainted with Furniss, who ac
quired a power over her reputation through
weakness, which he ever afterwards used to ex
tort money. She there loaned him six hun
dred dollars. Corning to A meriea he borrowed,
extorted, and stole from her money, jewels,
Sir., all the time, when she did not give him
what lie asked, he beat and abused her.—
Sometimes he raised disturbances in her rooms
at hotels, to force her to give him money.—
J'y some strange infatuation she suffered all
this in silence, keeping it from the knowledge
of her husband, until at last the latter aeei
dently found it out. Her incarceration in an
insane asylum was done to keep her out of
Furniss' clutches as her husband could no lon
er live with her.
TiiKPnnr.tr'> MvftnEß TRIM..— The case of
Charles I>. Phillip?, tried at West Chester
last week, before Jpdgc Haines, for the mur
der of .T. Cleaver Bartholomew, near Paoli,
Chester county, resulted in the verdict of man
slaughter. The trial attracted great attention
the murder of Bartholomew being committed
in May last, under circumstances and in a man
ner, which, at the time of its commission, pro
duced a great sensation. The prisoner was de
fended by Thaddeus Stevens, Joseph J. Lewis
•and John Hickman, Esqrs. and the prosecu
tion was conducted,by Wm. Butler, the Pros
ecuting Attorney. The jury were out seven
hours, at flic end of which they returned a ver
dict of Manslaughter. lie has not yet been
sentenced. The penalty is imprisonment not
less than two or more than six vears.
AN 17x WORTHY EXAMPLE. —The " National
Democrats'' of Lecoiupton, true brethren of
the party of that ilk in Pennsylvania, have
held a meeting to denounce Governor Walk
er for beiivg so undemocratic ;is to reject a
fraudulent election return. They had resolved
as follows ;
" That this meeting will not imitate the un
worthy example of tlm Governor and Secre
tary, by going into an investigation of the fact
as to whether the Oxford returns contain ille
gal votes or not."'
We have thus high democratic authority for
saying that to inquire into the illegality of'elec
tions is an " unworthy example" for democrat
ic office holders to set. W hat an abandoned
party it must be which stigmatizes au honest
act as being "unworthy,"
Another sale of public lands has been
made in Minnesota, under circumstances sim
ilar to those attending the sale of the Fort
Snelling Reservation. A tract of the best
land in the Northern Mississippi, known as the
Fort Ripley Reservation, consisting of 57,000
acres, was recently purchased by a combina
tion of speculators at an average price of four
amis au acre, —s2,2Bo- in all.
The Post Office Department lias de
cided that under under the present laws post
tnasters aie uot compelled to receive cents in
payment for either postage or postage stamps,
nor from any one person at any one time more
than thirty cents in three cent coin. All be
yond this I'cAs in their discretion.
Governor Walker's Second Proclamation.
Three days after Governor Walker's first
proclamation Was issued, rejecting the so end
ed election returns from the Oxford pfeelfict in
Johnson comity, a second proclamation, was is
sued setting aside the returns from three pre
cincts in NlcGee county, on account, as the
Governor expresses it, of " the monstrous
fraud*," there perpretratcd. Governor Wal
ker has endeavored to tulfil, as lar as the re
turns arc concerned, the promts of impartiali
ty which he originally made to the free-state
men of Kansas. These proclamations at lirst
surprised and then exasperated the border ruf
fians. A a meeting of the " National Demo
crats assembled/" astlicy say, " in Lecomptou"
on the day after the first proclamation was
promulgated, resolutions were passed in denun
ciation of the Governor, and calling on the
President to recall him in disgrace for an al
ledged transgression of instructions, and as*
sumption of authority.
This charge is founded upon the fact that
there is a parliamentary rule which provides
that s legislative body may determine upon the
qualifications of its mem Iters. On the other
hand, it is argued that the organic law of the
territory, requiring the Governor to give certi
ficates of elei tion to those candidates having
a majority of legal rafts, constitutes that officer
a judge of the returns.
From intimations which have been permit
ted to become public, it appears that the ad
ministration has resolved not to punish Gov
ernor Walker by a formal removal, but to con
sure him in snch a manner as to compel 1 his
resignation. By a despatch received this
morning, we learn that lie left Kansas yester
day for Washington, where he will have an
opportunity of repljiftg to the charges of the
border-ruffian party, and of learning the views
of the administration in regard to his policy.—
AII-WA-OA HOUSE. —We are glad to announce
to the numerous friends of the Ah-wa-ga
House, Mr. IJrower and Ren Wilcox, that
Ren and IJrower have entered info partner
ship—the Ah-wa-ga to be henceforth under the
firm of IJrower fc Wilcox.
This, if any thing- can, will add to the fame
of the Ah-wa-ga as a well kept, comfortable,
first class Hotel, second to none on the line of
the New York A Krie Rail Road. Mr Wil
<• >.\ has been for the last ten years engaged in
Hotel Life, and can boast of many warm
friends and aequantancee. In Ithaca, when
the right hand man of Col. Seymour, he stood
among the most esteemed and respected, and
when the Colonel came to the Ah-wa-ga, Ben
Wilcox came also. Since then the traveling
public on the line of the New York A Erie,
and the citizens of this County, have known
and valued his warm yet gentlemanly attention
and never failing vigilance. The comfort,
convenience and taste of his guests appear to
be his special study, and none who have expe
rienced Ids kindly and respectful attentions will
likely exchange them for any other.
We congratulate Mr. Brower on this impor
tant acce.-aion. It will materially relieve him
from many of the most ares inci
dent fo the important position which lie holds,
enabling liiin to throw IV* personal snpervision
of the thousand and one details of Hotel man
agement on younger shoulders—on a person
whose experience iii catering to the public taste
is excelled onlv bv Mr. Brower himself.
The large number of permanent boarders,
including s -veral families of the highest respec
tability, and the numerous guests that crowd
the bountifully supplied and elegantly laid ta
ble are the best criteron to judge of the popular
ity of tlie Ah-wa-ga House under the supervi
sion and management of Grower A Wilcox.—
A CASK OK TiuNsFr-uov. —A woman's life
was curiously preserved by her husband in
Stafford-hire, England, lately by the process of
transfusion. She lay at the point of death,
as a last resource a vein was opened in her
arm, by Dr. \\ lieateroff, surgeon <>f Cbannoek
and one in the arm of her husband, and as the
blood flowed from the latter it was transmit
tal by snitable apparatus to the vein of the
wife. After seventeen ounces had been thus
injected the pulse became perceptible and the
colorless lips reddened, the glassy eye bright
ened, and she thankfully said : " i am better."
The case lias progressed very favorably, and
the woman is recovering.
PHOT AT. — A iwan who was watching an eel
ware in the Lackawanna river near this village
was shut at by an unknown person about
twelve o'clock on Sunday night last. He was
not seriously injured, bnt it was what a sports
man would denominate a " lond call." He
felt a sensation as of hot iron being drawn
across his body, followed instantly by the re
port of a gun. He was considerably frighten
ed, of course, but the extent of the damage
consisted only in a red streak across his waist
made by the passage of the ball, and a loss
of a portion of his vest. — Krranlon Republican,
Some excitement was occasioned in Phila
delphia, on Saturday, by an application made
by the Directors of the Bank of Pennsylvania
lor an attachment against the' property'of Mr-
Allibonc, late President of that institution.
Mr. Aifihone resigned the Presidency of the
Bank three weeks since, on the plea of ill
health. It is now alleged in the affidavit of
the Directors that he absquatnlated with £2OO,
009 of funds belonging to the Bank, and an
attachment is asked to cover the loss. It is
asserted that certain brokers in Philadelphia
were privy to the frauds alleged to have been
ANOTHER RAILROAD DECISION* OF IMPORT
ANCE. —The Binghamton Devwcarl states that
a trial came off before Judge Balcom, at the
Broome Circuit, last week, between Mr. Bee
be, a respectable Gentleman of fifty years and
upwards, and Mr. Ayres, a conductor upon
the Erie Railroad Mr. Beehe had purchased
a ticket from New burg to Addison, but on ar
riving at Deposit, be left the cars, being fa
tigued, to fay over tifl the next day. The next
day lie took tlie 10 o'clock A. M. emigrant train
west, but left it at Great Bond, and took the
day express train. Avres, the conductor, re
fused to recognise the "ticket, and put him' off
the train forcibly. The suit was brought, for
the assanlt. Mr. Beebe recovered a verdict of
$-250, under the direction of the court.
®ss°° There arc indications that the news of
our Hard Times received on the other tide,
will materially check the emigration ; tlie ship
Baltic, one of the most jwjpular of £EKEUA'S
Liverpool line, arrived at New York on FrL*
day, with only 2"> passengers all told. She
sailed Oct. <l, after the intelligence of the re
vulsion had reached Euglaud.
CARD FROM JOSEPH C. M'KIBBE.V.—M R J,.
seph C. Nl'Kibben publishes a card in q 1( ,
Philadelphia Press, in relation to the shootiu'J
affray, an account of which we gave yest.-nJav
which closes ns follows :
44 In conclosion, I desire to say, that I
this publication simply from misstatement.
that prejudice others than myself. 1 f fc ,.| I (
necessity for justification. Had I killed hj,,,
under any circumstances, or in any way •
i would be no atonement for the past, i
not think myself justifiable in risking my ],v
as I did in order to take his. if every son of
my father had combined to destroy him, the,-,
is not an honest heart that would not s'av thr.
provocation was more than sufficient. Mv self
respect —that is more to me than any
, opinion—fully, entirely acquits :ne in "all that
I have done ; and for my brother Robert, who
in all probability, saved my life, I know he
I iias the approval of his conscience—the re
; spect of all who cherish the sanctity of th< r
fcoT The Harrisburg Telegraph, of last eve
ning, says : —" Accounts from Sliippensbnr®
by the noon train of car's to-day, represent Mr"
Craig, who' Was shot by the brothers M'Klh
ben, at Chambersburg, on Tuesday, as b?ii r
confined to his bed. The second pistol bail
received by liirn in the groin still eludes the
search of the physician, although nothing
serious is apprehended from this fact. Ti>*
st rongest hopes are entertained of his recover;
llis wife and father-in-law, the elder
ben, visited him yesterday, and are profuse in
their attentions to him." -
Few are aware how frequently Publish,
ers are compelled to insert among their adver
tisements, statements which they can neither
sanction or believe.
A pleasant exception to this disagreeable
necessity arc the advertisements of Dr. J
C. Ayer's Cherry Pectorial and Pills which
will be found in our columns. We have pub
lished for him before, and always with the fil
ing that in so doing we in no wise lend our
selves to deceive or mislead the public, for w
have had indisputable proof that his words art
strictly true, with abundant reasons to belitv;
that his medicines will do all that can be rea
sonably expected from any medicine. li •
Cherry Pectoral is too well known HI t!j
commui iiy to need any commendation from
and the Pills we are informed are not infer <
to his Pectorial.— Proc'uhtnct Jltrror, It. I
FOOTF. has turned up again
Defeated as a Know-Nothing candidate f •
the Seuatorship before the California LegUa
ture, in which body that jiarty had n clear j
majority, he has become a backslider from toej
fold. In a late speech at Memphis, Tinn. j
see, made at the request of a number of Lis
K. X. friends, Mr. Foote took an occasion to I
to advise the disbanding of the American or i
ganization, and an unqualified surrender t> [
the Democracy under the lead of Mr. IL
Jgy-The Hardware merchants held another
meeting yesterday afternoon in the A* ? ■
House, at which after tedious debate, a subv
tute for the resolution recommending the -:i
month credit system, which had been reportei
by the Committee, was adopted, and a Car
months' standard, to go into operation on tu?
lirst day nf January next, was carried by the
Chairman's casting vote.
Mr. Stetson of the Astor House, X
X ~ was at a Cattle Market, on Thursday, loov
ing for forty cows, which he purchased to D
i put in a stable in Jersey City, and feed then
wei!, in order to get pure milk for his hotel
fey- The principal reason which indued
the acting Governor of Maine to appoint i:
l ath as Thanksgiving Day, is said to be th_:
the fiftieth anniversary of his father's nutria,
occurs on that day,
Elmira, Canandaigua £t Niagara Tails ES
Take-< effect May "£>, K>7.
OOIMO WEST. I ARRIVE.
NIAGARA Ex pre**...4 :to A.M'X.Y.A Phil.Exp .1! -V
Evening Way Exp ILO R.MFXEW York Fxp 1- ;
Freight 700 A.M 'Stock Express.. .H' 4 i
Connecting at Elmira with the principal intit
anil west) mi the X. Y. A E. B.K . and at the Sti-pe ■
liridge with tlie (treat Western, forming an eXpol".
route for Western travellers.
W. t;. LAI'II.VM, Superintend'.-!-
New York & Erie R.R., Waverly Station
Commeming Monday, June 15. 1*,77, Trail!- wii! >-'■
WA VERLY at about the following hour-:
•WW WEST. MM EAST.
Irennrk* Ruff Exp 320 PJI Cincinnati Exp. 53^1
Night Express 3 47 A.M Night Expn— 12 "p
Nlail <..*J 13 I'.m Chicago Express . tl47t"!
I.migrant 443 r.M(Steamboat Exp....2 i"
Accommodation... .7 7.7 A.M 'Stock Kxprc— 4 '
Freight, No. 1.... 12 10 r.M(Accommodation 7 '
Freight. N0. 3 <I 37 A.M! Freight. N0. 2..
Freight, N0.5 2 10 A.ji'Freight. No. 4 M J
Mail Arrangements—Towanda P. 0
\\ AVERLEY, daily, arrive.- at 121 >l. ; depart- I. l'- '•
closes at 11, A. M.
INKHANNOCK, daily, arrives at 12, M-: depart- -
CANTON, tri weekly, arrives Tuesdays. Tkur-d.iv? ■;
Saturdays, at 1, Ik NX.; departs OH alternate dav-.i'
eloses at fit, A. M.
WFl.r.Sni'nO. arrives mi Tuesday-, Thur-day- und ~' :
days, at 5,1*. M.; departs on alternate days, at 7, Al
doses at fit, A. M,
MOX ritrtSE. arrives on Mondays, Wedne-day- an i p
days, at B. I*. Nf.; departs on alternate daj"s at 7. A A
closes at t>i, A. Nf.
PI SIK)RE, arrives on Mondays. Wednesday- and 1 ri> ! *
at. 12. M.; departs on attentate days, at l". P. M
at lli, A. M.
ATHENS WAT, by the way of Pheshrtwirn. depart"
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, at A.M.: sr.' ' W
same days, at S, P.M.; closes at si, A. M.
EATON", semi-weekly, arrive- on Tuesdays aid-'
days : departs on Wednesdays and Saturday-.
LIBERTY CORNERS, arrives mi Wednesdays and si •
days, at 3, I'. M.; departs same day : closes al i
Mis' Persons indebted to this ofliee for paper p -F
--and box rent are requested to pay them immeti.au :
HENRY 11. M'KKAN,
J. H. FBIIfNET <fc CO.
WILL SELL COOPS FOR CASH AT VKIO KEP II '.
El) I'RK'ES. Their stock consists of
DRY GOODS, GROCERIES
XXats, Caps, Boots 6l Shoes, Hardw* 1 *
Fish, Pfails, Glass, Dyes, &c.
- Porsons vrishine to buy (iootls for CASH. -'n
25 per cent. l>* |MiMltttfiuKot us. Tlie kK1- *' '* ;
to make it an object to cash buyers. You will tin® a ' * I
the west side, corner of Main and Bridge streets. lj
Towanda, November 12. 1557. (
YVT ANTED.—SOO Bushels of Wheat
* V the market price. , lV j j
Towandti.Oct. 2i. IS,>7. BAILEY A W 1
To Shoemakers and Leather Consul 1 * I
TEST received at M. H. Solomon'sCl.OTillN'' I
J a large stock of SOLE AND LITER Lt.V.t'" ti
which will be s,,],| very hm f"i C'.V-HF.
Nov. 10. lij7.