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News from all Nations.
— A steam Calliope, composed of 30 whis
tles, is being manufactured at Worcester, to be
tent to Europe.
—Pratt's nail factory, near Ilarrisborg.Fn.,
after lying idle nearly two years, resumed work last Mon
day, and employs 100 men.
—One of the members elect to the Legisla
ture of North Carolina, ij> said to be not as yet -1 years
—The '* Etoile Kefge" states that, not long
since, as the clergyman was reciting the usual prayers j
over the coffin of a child, feeble cries were heard .and the i
coffin was opened, when the child vr<t* found alive and j
life-like. It was taken to the hospital anil finally recor- ,
—At the Lancaster Democratic County J
Convention, James M. Hopkins was nominated for Con- ;
gress. He made a speech in favor of the admission of ;
Kansas as a State, aud also advocated such a tariff' as
" would put every furnace in the State in fill! blast."
—The yellow fever continues its ravages in ,
New Orleans. The deaths last week v\er< four hundred
and seventy. The deaths in Charleston during the week |
were one hundred and three. A few sporadic cares of a
mild type are also reported in Savannah.
—The argument for u new trial tor Ira .Stout,
the murderer, has Ireen heaid at Ituchc-ster. The decision ;
of the Court w as reserved.
George Bush, late Postmaster e.t Etna, j
Pa., who plead guilty to the charge of robbing the maii, 1
was on Saturday, in the U.S. I>isiri< iCourt of Pittsburg, '
•euteneed to ten y ears imprivmment.
—The head quarters of the United States 1
Army have been removed from West Point to New York.
Horace Greeley, of X w York, will deliver
the annual address before the Dauphi.i County Agricul
tural Society oa Tuesday next.
—George Beamish was stabbed on the 41li ■
inst., in Johnstown, Pa., by Win. Aruntruv, and died in- j
lion. Wm. Wilkins, of Allegheny, is suf
fering frotn a second and very serious att.n k of paraly- 1
Much cxc'tcment exists in Kansas, caused
by the gold discoveries in the vi unity of Piki 's Peak, in
the Indian Country.
—The Kansas land sales ha v< been furthe,.
postponed until July next. The haul ofli.e for New Mc-ii
Co is to be located at Santa l'e.
—Gen. Harney has received his final orders,
and will sail in the stecner of the 2nt!i t >r Oregon.
A Jordan Swartz, a well known demo- j
cratic politician of Berks county-, ha* been n-sniu ited for ■
Congress in Opposition to Jehu • J by a;> trtion of |
the Democrats of Berks county. Henry \. M ihleiibure
presided at the m.-oting which n uniuated Lim.
—The telegraphic report of the municipal
election in I.eavenworth, Kansas, w is not quite correct.
Penman, Douglas Democrat, was el.-.-ted Miy>rbv 74
majority, and h id "274 plurality ov.-r s ■.t. the llepnbli
can candidate. The Councilman and. otlu-r <>fli ers were
all of tiie Douglas strijie.
—An accident occurred on the Augusta and
Ravannah railroad, ou Thursday last, by which the engi
neer and two firemen were instantly killed. Although
the train was made almost a total wit -k. n ui" oi the |>;t
• .'tigers were seriously injured. Tim cause of tie n- -i lent
w attributed to the sinking of the rails, owing t--, the 1a..-
A despatch from Cincinatti brings intelli
gence of a destructive lire having > • irre.ii tie It id ty
morning, commencing in the laid oi ri ti.ryo! W.R.I rtc-
A Co., on Front street, between Broadway anil Litdlew
rtreeis. Loss seventy-five thousand dollar".
A dud was fought Friday,near Richmond,
Va., between O. Jennings Wiss*. edit i "t the IticUin-utd
Enquirer, and Sharrard f'lemelis, daring wiii 'lt li. ■ Letts i
\ra woundt d in tite thigh. The cause of the tliili uity is
said to lie some strictures in the Enquirer on Mr.( leuu-as.
—The name of the person csirricd oil' by n
balloon, at Adrian, Michigan, is Thurston He was -on
by means of a telescope, in the neighb irh • of Waidon.
Canada West. Wonder how he'likes going up in a bal
—ln St. Louis, Friday, George II Ltinb
was convicted of murder in the tlr-l 'u-jin , for ilr-ivriiieg
his wife in the Mississippi river, last spring.
—Win. 11. .Monagan, from Charleston,S.C.,
fell from a window of the New York hotel, oa Thursday
nighi. and was killed.
—The storm of Thursday was very severe at
New Haven. The steamer city of H rtford, lor HnrtiVml.
after proceeding a.-, far us Saybro ik. p tl back into New
llaven, for shelter. The seta" titer William Beiaent.Park
er, drove from her anchors and went a bore.
—The Union Bank of Kiuderhook, was
burglariously entered on Wednesday night, and robbed
of from 16,000 to fs,ooo.
—Judge Douglas and his wife were among
the visitors to tho Agricultural fur at St. Louis la-u
—T !, ere were but two deaths in Warrenton,
Va.. in 1*67, among the white iipiilatiui. and none
yet this year.
—Tuekeniian. the mail roblwr, is employed
in warping joiner's planes, which are made in the ('ou
nocticut State Prison.
—A young man, named Mnyuard, while
undergoing amputation of a leg, a few ,l.t t - -.in e. i:i But
Ave county, Wisconsin, qrttcfly ask--1,1 >r a c|,. ,■ of to
hac -o, and inquired the price of a cork leg. saying tit.it
he meant to have one as soon as he got well, aud could
—The mast this season, is said to lie unusu
ally abundant in Western Virginia. The I u-o.t* tire f ill
o* chestnuts, acorns and other nut*.win h will inde n iilh
the farmer* to some extent, for their *!i rt crops >f corn,
—The Wrightsville (Pa.) Star, notes con
siderable activity in the lumber trade at th it place, and
—what is Yemttrk iblc in these days ofntilr md- -say* that
a lirgc number of wagons drawn by ntulc and horse pow
er. and laden with lumber, are daily leaving fir different
—M. I'oitevin, the intrepid an'onaut, whose
exclusion* ouiu.rscb.u k caused so much < x itciuent in
London, has met tiie fate of -evcral of h'.s pr. .k-ct-.-ni *.
He fell iato the so/a. near Malaga, wheu dcac- uding with
hi* balloon, and was drowned.
—The Shelby county (Ohio; Democrat,
par* the Ohio corn crop will Lr an alitind.int one. nru!
think* that the farmer* who anticipate a contrary result
were more scared than hurt.
—On Friday night the office of Messrs Frill
A Britliakcr, near the Igmenster bridge, Berks <or t ly,
was broken open by burglars. Being somen hat disap
pointed iu their auticqnitioiis of making a Until from the
money-drawer, they, with the aid of g titpou >Wr, blew ti.
lock of the safe oft", and ab-tractcd the contents, aniouut
iug. fortunately, to only about live dollar*.
Baruhnri Ko*ler,iin old and woaltliycitizen
of Hopewell township, York county, (Pa.) hung himself
In hi* bam. by means of a feather rein, from tiie beam.
Family affairs seem to have been the cause of his unhap
py end. He was aged about eighty-two years, ami was
considered by all who knew him a.* a respectable and up
i igbt citizen.
A Balloon ascension took place Saturday
from Adrian, Michigan, and when about to land some
mile* from Toledo.the balloon reasi-ended with one of the
occupants hanging by the rigging—aud that's the last
nas seen of either.
[From the Boston Journal, September 11. j
Profitable Wbaliag Voyage—Valuable
Discovery and Heavy Transaction in
Schooner Watchman, Capt. Charles W.
Htis.sev, of Nantucket, returned to that port
annul two weeks since from a whaling cruise
in the Atlantic Ocean, having lieeu absent
uliout a year. While erusing iu Sun Bay the
schooner captured u spenn whale, front which
was obtained eleven barrels of oil, worth about
; $450. The most valuable part of the whale,
, which was a very large one, and in a perishing
: state when struck, consisted however, in the
! extraordinary secretion in the intestimcs of
I about six hundred pounds of ambergris, a solid
j opaque, inflammable substance, possessing a
peculiar scent, wh ch it always retains. The
i ambergris is supposed to be the prod net of a
I disease of the liver, since it is found in whales j
jof a sick and lean appearance, which, being j
! struck with a lance, or frightened By the ap ;
! proach of u boat, give indications of ill healtli
■ liy emitting a yellowish secretion, which colors
' the water. It is found in no other than the !
j spermacetti whale, and is usually found in I
i lumps weighing from one to thirty pounds
Tiie largest piece before known weighed our ,
. hundred aud eighty pounds, and was purchased
j of the King of Tidorc by the Dutch East India
i Com puny. Another piece found insid * a whale
I near the Windward Islands, was sold for SSOO
1 sterling. The article melts ea>i!y into a kind
• of yellowish resin, ami i- soluble in alcohol, in
which slate it is used as a perfuui\ It is a!-o
employed in relinimf jrohl, and by (hitholics is
burning as incense in their clu r 1 e-. Wiialinir
vessels touchintf at Catholic ports arc often
In sieged Bv the priests to obtain am
i berifi'is. The article,however, is rarely obtained
and from its scarcity commands a trrcat price,
selling at from ten to sixteen dollars an ounce,
i The quantity obtained by Captain llnssey was,
upon bis arrival, shipped to this city,and stored
i tor a sinifle nijfht in a store on city wharf
The owners of the schooner hoped to realize
S6OOO from the sale of it, and against
I r-s, obtained a policy of insurance ami set a
watch over it. The next day the entireqnati
-1 tity was sold to an enterprising tirm of dnitr
cists in this city for the inr*re sum of
tlie wiiaie tliu* yielding $10.120, which is said
I to be the most valuable on record The pur
; chasers will probably realize SOO,OOO. We
learn that the article is dc*tiued for a foreign
[Frem tiie Re-tun Corn ier, Sept. I.t.j
Capt. Towr.sond of the Slaver.
" Captain Townsend,' so called, of the slaver
Echo, was brought before U S Commissioner
Loriitg on Saturday, for e.v niiiiiation Lieut.
.1 X M i flit, commander of the Dolphin, te.-ti
lied to siillieieiit facts to mak" out a prima
facie case. It was distinctly proved that the
E'lio attempteil to escapt? before ln-r character
wa. suspected : that she disregarded two blank
cartridges, timl By the Dolphin as signals ;
that she hoisted the American flag when a shot
was fired under her stern, and kept on her way
but at a second shot which was sent accross
her bows, and when the Dolphin was within a
quarter of a mile of her, she rounded to, hauled
down the flag, and surrendered. There were
found on board 518 African negroes, unable
to speak English. Neither the American Hag
. nor any other flag could be found on board,
nor any papers. Everything of the sort had
been thrown overboard. A grave question of
jurisdiction has arisen, as it appeared from
L ent. Mattit's testimony that he first took
the prisoner into the jurisdiction of the District
of Florida, at Key West, where the United
States Marshal declined to receive him He
was also taken within the jurisdiction of the
i >i*tr ct of New York before he was brought
to Boston. The refusal of the Marshal at
Key West to act must become the subject of
Capt. Townsend bears himself well in the
position in which he finds himself placed. He
is about 37 years of age. He has a line, in
telligent countenance, and a gentlemanly car
riage. He has brown hair, and flowing whis
kers of u lighter shade, and in personal ap
pearance is well got up everyway. In fact, he
; lias good external points for a hero of some
new romance of the sea, without imposing too
seve re a ta-k tqion the imagination of the wri
ter. Of the moral qualities enclosed within
his " tabernacle of flesh," a pretty safe opinion
may be formed from the traffic lie was found
I engaged in. During tin run of 35 days from
the roust of Africa to the coast of Cuba, no
less than 1 14 of the unhappy victims woo were
shipped died. In one of our exchanges, we
notice I a few days ago an attempt to create a
little sympathy for liiin, by representing that
on account of the dr|rtVsMon of business he had
not been able to procure suitable employment
and hence was tempted to engage in the slave
trade. A report of ihc e.v iiuiuation lias been
1 postponed till Tuesday, the 21st inst.
FAT U Af'CH'O'.VT.—Sorrowfully do we chron
icle the brief particulars ofu distressing casual
ty, by which In.\, eldest child of Andrew
Cr.nvl, of this borough, came to Iter death last
Saturday She left home ou Friday in charge
of some of her relatives residing iu Bradford
county, and while descending a iiiil iu Smith
field, the horses became unmanageable and ran
awav, throwing the occupants from the carriage
and injuring all more or less severely. IDA
was taken up insensible, in which state she lin
gered until Sunday morning when her gentle
spirit took wing for the Better Land. Tiie body
was brought to the suddenly bereaved and sor
rowing parents oil Monday.
IDA was one of those quiet and womanly
children whom to see is to love. She was a
; woman at the age of four years, quiet, uuob
tru-ive, yet not averse t t the iumocent s'ports
and pastimes of childhood. She is taken in
the morning of her youth an 1 beauty, anil her
vacant place will wring the hearts in which her
sweet face will never grow old ; But let the
bereaved be comforted iu the knowledge that
sic* has escaped the possible ills, the bittersor
rows and the buffetings of an existence ckcaq
tired at the best.— J'uiga Agitator.
Wir.o CHERRY BAJAM.—The memory of
Dr. Wistar is embalmed in the hearts of thou
sands, whom, Ids Jinfsam of II thl C'htrri/ has
cured of coughs, colds, consumption, or some
other form of Pulmonary disease.
Buy none unless it lias the written sig
nature of " 1 Units" on the wrapper.
THE LKOISI.ATI I:E OF MINNESOTA has passed
a law exempting a homestead of eighty acres
from levy for the debts incurred; also SSOO
worth of household furniture, S3OO worth of
stock and utensils, SIUOO worth of tools, the
library of a professional man, and provisions
enough to support the family one year. i
ikiife 11 quite.
v. aoouiucji, Kb iron.
■ •• 3jC r— •: ' gl —??'
Thursday Morning, September 23 ; 1858.
Terms —One Dollar per annum, invariably in advance.—
/■'our weeks pri riauxlo the expiration of a •nthseripfiun.
notice will be given by a printed wrapper, and if not re
newed, the paper will in all eases be slopped.
('l.l'nniSij— The liejtorter will be sent to Clubs til the fol
lowing extremely low rales :
ti copies for $." Oil [ l. r ropiesfor... .sl2 00
10 copies fur B 00 | U copies for 1J 00
A I'VKUTiskmkvts— Fur a square of ten lines or less, One
Dollar for three or less insertions, and twenty-five cents
for each subsequent insertion.
fr>B-Woß!C— Krented with aervrury and despatch. and a
reasonable prices—with every facility for doing /looks,
/Hanks, /land-bills, Hah tickets, tpv.
\IoXEV may be sent by mitil, at our risk—enclosed in an
nrelope, iiul properly directed, we will be responsible
far its safe delivery.
.11 IMiK OK MTKKMi: COCRT,
JOHN \l. READ, ok PHILADELPHIA CITV.
CAN AIS COMMISMOSKK.
WILLIAM E Fit ZKR, ok Fayette Co.
MKIIIIIiU OF CONIiRCSS,
(1A LUSH A A. GROW, or Srsq. COUNTY.
DAVID WILMOT, OF I!kaofor!> Cocnty
JOHN I'ASSMOKK, oi Rome TOWNSHIP
TIIOMAS BMEAP. OK SriciNorißi.i) TWP.
O. H. PERRY KINNFY. OK Shesheqiin.
PERLEY 11. RUCK, OK PIKE TOWNSHIP
ROBERT MASON, <>k Ahm.n.i Township.
PR. BLISS'S LETTER.
In another column will be found a letter
from I)r. C. T. Buss, in reference to the ac
tion of the late Republican County Conven
tion. This letter is such an one as we would
expect, from our knowledge of the Dr. and his
devotion to Republican principles. Disap
pointed though he may be, he fee is no dee in
to strike at the Republican organization to re
dress any wrongs lie may have suffered ; but
feeling that if any wrong had been committed,
it was the result of the imperfect manner of
conducting our Conventions, he cheerfully
yields to the result us announced This deter
mination is a wise one; as indeed it is the only
one to which any sound Republican could have
arrived, who had at heart (as we know has
Dr. Buss,) the success of our principles, and
the integrity of our party.
It will be recollected that upon the sth bal
lot the Secretaries did not agree in their tallv.
It is claimed by some that the vote stood 43
for Buss to 41 for Smear. The next ballet,
however, showed a tie vote. It is claimed that
j the sth ballot should have been re-examined,
and the precise result ascertained, if possible,
instead of proceeding (as was done,) to anoth
er ballot. We cannot see th <t there was any
impropriety in taking a new ballot, because we
do not understand, with the imperfect manner
of recording the votes, how any better method
could lie devised. There certainly was no in
justice done any candidate by allowing the
delegates to vote again, because it was compe
tent for any delegate at any time before the
result of a ballot was announced, to change
iiis vote. The votes of the delegates being
merely tallied, it was impossible to ascertain
how they had voted, except by calling ovei
the names, which was tantamount to a new
This disagreement of clerks upon the sth
ballot, and the feeling which has arisen from
| the result of the Convention, shows that some
more systematic method should be practised of
recording the votes of delegates upon the dif
| ferent ballots in making nominations. We
| shall have some suggestions to make in regard
to this matter, hereafter.
It appears, from the letter of Dr. Buss,
that attempts had been made to induce him to
become an independent candidate, in opposi
: ti<ui to the regularly nominated R'.-publican
Ticket. We do not know, nor do we care to
know, from whence these attempts proceeded.
We will not siy that those who entertain
' Mich thoughts, cannot be truly li-publicans
| but we will at least be borne out iu the asser
J lion that they have a strange method of ml
vaneiii? the Republican came. The lateC MHI
. tv Convention was as fairly conducted as any
of its predecessors. The cauvass for uomina
tions had been earnest, because a nomination
was considered erfiiivalei.t to an election—and
| the friends of the candidates became unnsnnllv
interested in the result. The disappointed
l should bow with the same cheerfulness to the
decision of the Convention that they would
exjieet of others had they been successful.
There is every inducement for the Rcpubli
; cans of Bradford to desire to preserve the or
utilization intact, and every reason why thev
should promptly discourage and frown down
anything which looks towards disorganization
We now occupy a proud position. Our 5000
reliable majority in the cause of Freedom,
makes us the ]>o!ar star towards which the
friends of the cause throughout the Common
wealth, may look with reviving hope iu the
darkest hour of adversity. Radiating from
this Congressional District, an influence is ex
tended, which sheds its illuminating beams in
to the darkness of more benighted sections,
and is fast dissipating error, ignorance and
prejudice. Wo be to him who would, Irom
j disappointment and malice lav a fratricidal
hand upon our organization, to lessen our in
I fluenee abroad, by destroying our huruiouy at
Our l irjre majority is a source of danger,
which should attract the consideration of every
Republican. It makes the nomination so de
sirable that the candidates and their friends
enter into the canvass with aidor, and defeat j
occasions A corresponding degree of chagrin |
and disappointment. The nominations made, I
ami there is not that feeling ol the necessity
for harmony and labor for the ticket which a
small majority would create, but each disap
pointed aspirant feels that ne may vent his .
wrongs without damage to the party. It is j
true that no man, nor set of then, may reason
ably hope to break down the nominations of
the party —yet all this grumbling and fault- 1
finding goes far to weaken the cohesiveness of
the organization, and to do more or less of
damage. Our opponents, who have nothing
to lose, but everything to gain, seize hold up- j
on such occasions, to endeavor to create pre
judices, engender bad feeling, and weaken the 1
cordiality of the members of our organization, j
No member of the Republican party has a ,
higher duty to perform towards that party |
than u cheerful ncquiesence in the expressed
will of the majority. We do not counsel a
blind adherence to party : "The Party right
or wrc tg," is a maxim as abhorrent as it is ,
servile; but we look upon the R-publicun or- |
ganization as a means to advance principles, j
and as in that party neither can nit who desire j
have office, nor cat every nuns'judgment be
canled out, so some must give npbo'li the r
candidates, and expect to see matters conduct
ed contrary to their ideas of policy. For each
man to set up his own candidates and dictate
exactly What should be done, would lie to j
bring confusion and chaos, and defeat that ,
which, we trust, isof more desire with every Re
publican, the advancement of principle.
We have no objection to a spirited canvass 1
for the nominations; but we ask and desire j
when the Convention decides the mutter, that
there should be acquiesence in that decision, j
iin'ess there should lie reasons which demand
the overthrow of the Republican organization.
That any such now exist, is an insane idea,
such as should brand the promulgator of it
with political disgrace.
ftK?"Tl)e latest imitation of the mountain
in labor, is the ira rail of the Democracy which
brought forth the candidate in opposition to
Mr. GROW, a youngster "spiling" for a little i
notoriety, Dr 11. M. C. D. R. Yaii., (as near
as we can rcecollect his initials). The young
man can't prer-ii/, so lii.-> Congressional aspira
tions will be without avail. We advise him to
stick to his turn-kevs and gallipots, and he
content with curing the " ills which flesh is
heir to," and dismiss his ambition to prescribe
for the body politic. Tiie Union is not in so
much danger of dissolution that it needs his
services to save it, while the people of Susque
hanna Depot cannot dispense with his pills,
powders and potions. He will have to stick
to tiie saddle bags yet awhile, we fear.
THE ID Tcrnvsov FAMII.T. —This troupe of
vocalists will give a concert at the Baptist
Church, iu this place, on Friday evening next.
It fs not necessary for us to say anything in
praise of the performances of the Hutchinson
Family, as they have already achieved a rep
utation at least as wide as the continent. To
our mind, the plain, simple melodies of those .
performers form ah evening's eutertaiiimnt of
the highest character, such as it is the fortune
or our people rarely to enjoy.
X. B. < aval —Tiie North Branch Canal
lias had a remarkably successful and prospe
rous season. until last week, when a break oc
curred near Buttermilk Falls, which is, how- |
ever by tLis time repaired. The Collector at
this place has furnished us with the following
memoranda, showing the capacity of the Canal: j
Boat IT. IU Patrick, of Athens, ('apt
Barlow, left I'ittston on the 11th inst., was '
detained oue day on the way by boats being
aground ahead of hi in, and arrived at Towan !
da on the 15th. His load consisted of 74 tons
400 lbs of anthracite coal, the captain savs
lie round plenty of water for li s boat.
Boat Tiofra , of Athena, Oupt. Gjli.son, left ;
Pitlston on the 14 tli and arrived in Towrnda
the evening of the 18th. His load consisted
of 73 ton s 300 lbs of anthracite coal, he came
he whole distance with two horses to Rum
lueilields Creek, from there he had uu extra j
Boat Jewrf, Capt. Kino, ADo brought 7 i
tons 400 lbs. anthracite coal from I'ittston to ;
%*yf- We have received the forth number of
the " Printer," a monthly newspaper devoted
the interests of the "art preservative of ail
arts." It is handsomely got up, filled with in
teresting and entertaining matter, and should
lie iu the hands of every member of the pro- i
fession, and alt interested in the progress of I
art and scion-c. Published by IL-nry A: Hunt-I
ingtou, at No. 1 Spruce street, N. Y., at $1
a year in advance.
Among the resolutions adopted by the ;
recent Republican State Convention of New
York, wus the following :
Resolved, That it is eminently desirable that
our national domain should be acquired and
appropriated by pioneers and actual settlers, j
rather than by monopolists and sjierulutors, j
and to this end we urge u|k>ii Congress the ;
immediate passage of the hill submitted last ■
Winter by the Hon G. A. Grow, of Pennsvl I
vania, opening the pubic lands for ten years to
unimpeded settlement before they can be pur- •
chased on speculation or acquired by any but
an actual settler.
The conferees of the Sixteenth Con
gressional district of this State,assembled again
Friday, at Harrisburg, and, after the uue hun
dred and turn/y-firJh unsuccessful ballot to
nominate a candidate, gave up in despair of
ever coming to an agreement. So they re
solved to refer the matter buck to the people
of the difft-reut counties composing the dis
Communication from Dr C. T. Bliss.
. fFo'r the I.'e|M>rter.]
From the proceedings of (he lieJ
publican Convention, lielil in lowandu on the
[ Ctli hist., it will be seen that on the sth bul
| lot to nominate a western candidate f<r Kcp
resentntive the secretaries did not agree in
their tally, 110 motion was made to correct, and
' the Convention proceeded at ©nee to another
ballot, and, 011 the seventh ballot, Mr. Sw**i>
was declared duly nominated. 1 was led to
believe from my own knowledge of facts, and
| !rom the representations of friends, that 1 had
received 415 votes 011 the sth ballot and that
' all was not right, consequently I appeared be
| fore the Convention and claimed the nomina
l tiou. 1 now appear before the public to re
! linquish that claim and withdraw mv name
from the canvass as a candidate for Repro
' sentative. To my friends who have desired
for my nomination, 1 owe some explanation of
lite course I have chosen to adopt.
1 went into the Convention as a candidate
: for nomination, and by it was declared defent
' ed, under such circumstances, I could not con
sistently with mv own views of honorable re
j lations, consent to be a candidate unless it was
certain that 1 had been defrauded in the bal
lot. Had the Convention been conducted un
der parliamentary rules the sth ballot would
have been examined and corrected, the ques
, tion would have been settled, and the confu
i siou and dissatisfaction which has followed
would have becu prevented. That was not
' done; on the contrary, the members of the
| Convention proceeded to the 6th ballot with
out anv protest on account of the irregularity,
and thereby yielded a tacit consent to the va
lidity of its proceedings. In fact the Conven
tion but followed the example of previous ones,
the same error having been committed before,
and permitted to ps> unnoticed. The necessity
of regularity and order, such as belongs to deli
Iterative bodies, will now be appreciated and
will doubtless be provided for in our conventions
in future. Under these circumstances should
I continue to claim the nomination, 1 must
: claim it as mine by right, thougn not in form,
and should feel under obligation to vindicate
my right against all cavil. I might do it, but
upon mature reflection I do not find myself
impelled either by inclination or my convict ions
of duty to adopt such a course. I would not
do anything that I could honorably avoid to
distract or weaken the Republican party in
Bradford county : as a political party it has
occupied a noble position, and if the stern and
honest men who compose it will lend their aid
to give direction to its future movements it
must become progressive in principle and in
character, and honorable in its transactions.
If its sins and its errors are visited with inline
diate retribution, it will be broken into frag
ments and whatever might be constructed from
the scattered ruins would not be sure to re
main latter than the original.
I Lave been urged by a large number of
friends to allow my name to be Used in the
canvass, upon the plea that 1 bad honestly
| been nominated, and these entreaties continue
to reach me vet. Since writing the above I
have received letttcrs urging me to run, and
een.-uring me for declining.
It. was necessary that I should decide, and
I determined that I would not run as a candi
date upon my own responsibility and that of
individual friends, against the declared nomi
nation of the Convention and if my friends
censure me I must abide their displeasure. It
is true that I was not satisfied with the treat
ment I received at the hands of the Conven
tion. I thought it should have rccousidercU tuv
claim, 1 think so still, bat after all it must not
be forgotten that this Convention was not re
quired to obey any established laws or rule-;
The charge is often niude that everything is
controlled by the pol.tical wire-workers. This
; can only fie true when tlie people fail to ex
| ercise their power, and discharge their duty as
guardians of the public good. In a republic
attention to politics is one of the duties of tli
! citizen, we ure dependent upon a healthy po-
I lirical organization for all that we value in the
; civilized state—c vil and religions liberty, do
mestie and foreign commerce, the cultivated
arts and sciences are alike the creatu-es of
: government, and government, the creature oi
' the peoples' power, can only be sustained in the
1 present state of social and moral developcment
! bv vigorous political organizations, where one
! party watches and holds in check the other.
J In view of these facts 1 wish to hold a posi
tion in 11 party that has some power, and where
. some actual service is to be rendered. I de
sign to watch the movements of the political
machinery around me in future. 1 have no ob
jection to wire-working nor wire-pulling: the
wire-workers have bound the Old and New-
World together, we trust, in peaceful wedlock.
It is for us, Republicans of Bradford, so to lay
and work the wires that our political organi
zation shall ne bound to the exercise of justice,
to high and honorable principles, to the
: protection of domestic industry, to the defence
of the rights of human nature, of temperance
1 and peace and national virtue.
C. T. BLISS.
Leßoy, Sept. IT, 1858.
IIKJ-OKTED RESIGNATION OF GOVEKXOK I )EX-
J VER. —It is understood that General Denvir
| lias resigned tile flovcrnorship of Kansas, to !
j take place in the Course of u few weeks, It ,
, is probable that he will resume bis former
position us Commissioner of Indian Affairs.
The remainder of the Court Proceed
ings are unavoidably -deferred until next week,
when they will be given in full.
THE MISSION TO SPAIN —Senator Benjamin
has declined the offer of the mission to Spain
ACCIDENTS IN ScsgcK.u XN - A ,•.
Henry lfcviuc, Auburn t>u fl
from a Lurse in Montrose, \y,l'
noon of last week, and so I
he died a I root ten o'clock t| iat ■
The horse took fright, ran ■
walk, and stopping suddenly 0 ' I
tact wuh the fence in from of \|' r V ■
Smith's house, flung his rider f,> rw ■
a manner that his head and sh.J' I
upon the stone side-walk Tin. 'fl
wus taken up insensible, and couth""'
state till his death. He was aho:,t'u W
of age, aso er and industrious m 3., ; *H
a wife and several small children n", . 'fl
On Tiinrsday last, Mr. George s
siding in the western part of Ibid, ,y
gaged in drawing flax out into
fell out of the wagon, knocking bin T'm
I believe his sun had hold of the i,'V*
throwing out the ' buiidh - of flax'
horses started very suddenly, fl
father lu adioag to the ground jj '
carried to his Louie, where he . H
most excruciating pains until hi, u ,'. fl
clock, l'ridav evening.
Another accident took place at \f
eit'n r Wednesday or Timr-d iv ,/, . fl
12 o'clock. While Mr. Floyd K < " I
passing over the bridge at that j.| t ,„'H
the iron rods gave way an I pre,'-,,,,^J ■
horses, ami wagon into the water
below. Mr. Kellogg was not
but one of his horses was instantly K
his wagon crushed into I mud red* of ! H
Tiie inhabitants were gr< atly m
' number of teams, heavily loaded, In]
over the bridge the prtcediug day-',; ■
I Republican. '^B
COMJ'I.ETK REPUBLICAN TIUIMHI IS JR., I
Further advices fiom Maine mdiait
I election of Governor Morrill hvfroiasa
'J.OOO majority, and the choice of u|| 1
puihcaii- to Congress This victory %\ t I
the return by the newly elected R
legislature of William I'. Fesseutlen • 1
Senate of the United States.
tea?' I'he Lecouiploiiites of the NurtfcM
land and Schuylkill district met at 1'• 1
Friday, and renominated Hon Wm I. I'-efl
| for Congress. The anti Lecompton I)e~ -I
candidate is Joseph W. Cake, Esq * I
Opposition have nominated Ilea. Ja^. ; ■
frir~ Fiiri> 1) H GLASS' Lecture a; L
ville, 011 Monday la<t, attraeM a r H
some 4000 persons. The pro. eevlii..-- ■ S
ceived too late for insertion this week.
WHY THE TEI.KCRAPH IS IUI.K.—HV C
last furnished with a reason why the A H
' 'able is not working. The Companr;.
' to have been taken by surprise in r • -
. fui laying of the long wire, and to have
i ted provision for a stouter and strim:-: .1
1 required at til her terminus, to save tin S
■ from tlie dangers of shallow water i'H
I heavy cable was only shipp-d friwLi&H
under the charge of Mr. Oi.ffonl, at tie H
.of ths month His instructions were to i
the substitution at the Valeiitia i-f; .0"
' aid then to proceed to Trinity Hay—
' r quiring at least t! re or four wnk
fiilfilmrmt. The London morning pa ' :
' Sept. 1-t anuonii e accordingly, that
1 end of three weeks the line tvouid
I public use, and that the London rele H
I would be reserved for Mint occasion.
This is direct and comprehensible—F
i better tli-in the apocryphal stntemert- '-H
1 gard t<> coaflictiug methods of t'dtyri;:
which the Press h.ts been freely
And, b_\ the way, who fnrnisiied Mr
; W Field with the dispatch rea lat thet B
I tul Palace, slating, under date of S**pt. 1 "'-H
1 the " I>irectors were on their way to VdwiH
I and that tlie line wn to be opened
I tv T' The public has been itnio'd
' Who is the impostor. —.V Y Tv ts.
Puwin.i: Miu. FXI'UISIO.N AT IVSUKU-: I
' MEN KII.I.KI). —On Monday afu-ruooii,a: -H
past 5 o'clock, another of those cons'.aai:j
( pccted cnhuniiics occurred at the ev-.- M
: mills of the Hazard Powder Company, <
i field. The company has been intr
I new machine fof completing the laixtuft-'l
1 imitation of one in use at llupout* IKWB
I .Maryland. In the latter, large •••
I wood receive tlie iugredh ut, mul a husn '■
1 two of small brass bubs arc intio-.iihv:,- fl
by the revolving of the cylinder, ciuptlt
j work. Mr. Garasche, supcnntca.l -t. W 'B
, the cylinders for the Hazard L'omj* l )' I
I bide, thinking the danger dccreicwd )l
change. Tue new null was a bu.loiug |w :3 *
thirty feet square, with a gentle hill '■
sides, and a brook on the west, bx" I
wheel divided the building; the cyinnkr -
being on tlie t ast, and the glazing ui:tl oa-H
'L'iie latter bad not been used at
Saturday the cylinder mill, v two o ani "• H
haps eight feet lo ig by three feet iu I
was put in operation pulverising saltpetre. ■
Monday, clinrcoal and sulphur 0.1 c•'■ - *
quantity sufficient to make ■
powder. After diiuier Mr. Garasebe,
Colvin, assisstant siipentiteinleiit, un I IVI ' B
B.I! and Stephen Pays -went to the
Nothing more is known of tln-m U" 11 ' lJ v B
plosion occurred, at half-past n'eUR ' ■
ineaiiing of the terribe sound is too**'.
derstood in the vicinity, and numbers " I
for the scene from the stirrou tilling eo-H
quite a niiin'ier going down from iho-l I
vjlte—four miles. I
Tile butliflng was blown to fragin f '4'
the w itcr-whcel remained ediuparattv . ■
injiireil. Some ol the liinbrs reum: e. ;• I
site; a large portion were thrown
against tlie hill, and t!ie reinaiiH't' wt: ' j ■
tered in every direction. The
those coming to the ground was '0 l '- v ".1
the lire that had caught auio ig the ft - . B
M" Ball was laying neui the I
or five rods off; Mr Pays umir the ■
ro Is distant ; Mr. Giuu-clie .- hbj" u B
live rods to the north east, and M- ~ B
ncross the stream, perhaps fight r ] ■
were all dead, bloody and black, ■
liave died instantly; but tiny wtre I
mangled, excepting Coiwin; llieupprN ■
of his skull was taken off. B I
replaced. .Jd K
The bodies were token a tbf ■
office, washed, and clothes sewrn a jyjcß
AH the mils stopped. — llxrthrd