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Vk>LU'a— AN bniillON IN PKOsmt. —
The *V tional Intelligencer make* an ex|ro
from a letter addrtusud by Hon. .losri.'i I!
Chandler, Minuter Resident of the Unite.)
States at the Court of Naples, to Piofessor
Henry, of th? Smithsonian Institution, in w!i. i
.Mr. Chandler furnishes a rirf account of tin
circumstances current at N iples at the date of
the letter. December Ifitb •.):,five to an ev
pected eruption of .Mount Vesuvius. He says :
"At the present moment the people of this
#ity are in great excitement nt the ind cations
of a dangerous eruption from Mount \ rsurius
For a loyg time great masses of lava have been
issuing from iqiertures on the side of the tnoun
taiu, aliout halfway up ; and these apertures
hare been augmenting iu number and siz-' so
rapidly that not only is there apprehension! of
an eruption, hut serious fears are expressed that
the sides of the mountain will soon he so worn
and perforated as to he no longer able to sus
tain the superior portion, and people are leav
ing the vicinity aid coming into the city pro
" Last night the mountain was trn'y grand
The hundreds of great fires on tin- sides (red
hot lava) were terribly brilliant, while the vast
volume of smoke ti nt rose slowly from the
crater above had its side illuminated by. the
fire on the flanks, and presented an appearance
of indescribable grandeur. I of course, an u:
able to say whether these fears are well-found
ed ; but they arc entertained ly men of science
and experience here Today the people of tin
city are commemorating the first anniversary
of the awful earthqnnke of 1857, and tltoy an
all going to church."
Thk Douglas ash Fitch Quarrf!. —The
correspondence between Douglas and Fitch is
highly Pickwickian. It is full of ifs, huts, ex
planations, withdrawals, and everythirg but
lin evidence of a desire to fight. Neither
party meant to fight, and nobody expected to
aee them fight, except on paper.
Fitch has rather the advantage, so far as
any exists, for no thorough-going duellist could
accept explanation# so equivocal'an those which
he tendered to Mr. Douglas ; and the haste
with which he lays the correspondence before
the public shows a consciousness of having the
best of the contest. This however, does no'
prove Fitch's bravery He must do omt thing
else to demonstrate personal courage, than
merely back down so evasive a foe as Mr.
Douglas, whose armory of quibbles would out
last the patience of all tHe du< ilits in the
Senate, however perseveringly they tuay urge
him to an engagement.
Thk. manner of the death of J. W. Heart,
son of the former editor of the C harleston
Mercury, at Washington, is thus related bv the
Stjtes: ' H* had come home late, and found
the door locked, and every one in bed. Going
to the stable, he climbed up the door, and
thrust his head through nn opening in order to
draw back the l>olt, and. while in the act of
doing so, his feet slipped, and he was caught
under the chin and on the back of the neck
by the tmards above and below, and choked
Thfrk daring fellows entered the office of
the Treasurer of Coshocton county, Ohio, on
last Friday night, and while twoof them threw
a shawl over that gentleman's head and held
him, the third scamp deliberately took his keys
from his pocket, opened the safe and robbed it
of twenty thousand dollars. It is unnecessary
to state that the rascals made 110 delay in re
tiring after getting the money.
When Gen. Scott arrived in New Orleans,
gome one neat 1 liini in the crowd which passed
around him at the St. Charles, asked permis
sion to earry his overcoat. The General grant
ed the request, and the persotr iu carrying out
his intentions in getting the coat in his posses*
sion, carried it entirely away, and the General
has not heard of it since. In consequence the
General had to call up a tailor the next day.
The Resignation or Judge Irwin, of Penn
sylvania, was communicated the Judiciary Com
mittee of the House of Representatives Thurs
day. They will suspend ail further investiga
tion concerning his impeachment, report to the
House the fact of the resignation, and 8 wait
It is rumored that Attorney-General Bhck,
dissatisfied with monopolizing spirit with which
the President dispenses the federal patronage,
and unable to fulfil his early promises to po
litical friends, is anxious to resign and succeed
Judge Irwin. Mr. Buchanan is jierfcctly iusa
The Health or Bishop Potter. —Bishop
Potter was in Paris in December, on hts way
to Cannes, in the south of France. His health
was improving, and his wife was Letter. The
Buffalo Courier so states 011 authority ofa let
ter from Bishop De Lanccy to Rev. I)r Sliel
ton of that city. Bishop Mcllvaine, also in
London, is nearly well.
Singular.—A man hailing from Broome
eouuty, New York, a pedler of jewelry recent
ly arrived at Peoria, 111, and took lodgings at
a private boarding-houc. He had considera
ble jewelry, the safety of which he seemed
quite anxious about, and also quite an amount
of money. On the 14th he I*ft the boarding
house to take a walk, and had not returned
up to the 18th. His jewelry was left behind.
No one remembered his name ; hut he was an
American, of middle age, and had five chil
Ptblic Printing and Binding —The Public
Printing for the term of three years was 011
Tuesday allotted to A. B. Hamilton, ut the
rate of a fraction over 9 cents per 1000 ems,
and the same per token for press work.
Signed by the Govfrnor —The bill for the
abolition of the office of Canal Commissioner
and State Engineer, was sent to the Governor
Tuesday forenoon, and was immediately sign
ed by him. It is now a law, and the Canal
Board is numbered among the things that were.
Sic transit gloria muncli!
WST A letter received in Paris, on the sth
Instant, from Mr. Sumner, give# but little en
couragement for his sjwedy recovery to his
numerous friends. The fact of his still being
in the south of France is the best indication of
la-ajth He will get away from France and
Furq.e a# soon a# possible.
VaT Viie citizens ol the loan of Biooniitig
ton, in Douglas county, Illinois, have recently
sit ordina nee entitling women to nn |
• qu.diiy with ni> it. a# votw *
t:. 0. UOODRICH. EDITOR.
Thursday Morning, February 3, 1859
Tkrvi# —One Dollar per annum, invariably in atleanrr—
Four wccl.r previous to the expiration of a subscription.
notice milt be given by a printed wrapper, and if not re
newed, the pape-r milt in all cuter be stopped.
CtriißlKi)— The Reporter wilt be tent to Clubs at the fol
lowing extremely low rate* :
6 cofnei for lb 00 I 1 h copses for 112 00
10 copies for 8 00 | 20 copies for 15 00
A.PVKKTISKMK^'T.■ , —For a square of ten lines or tes, Oi e
Dollar f or three or lest insertions, and twenty-five cent*
for each subsequent insertion.
JOB-WORK— Executed with areuracv and despatch. and a
reasonable prices—with every facility for doing 800/..*,
Blank*. Hand-bills, Bali tickets, fyc.
Momkv may be sent by mail. at our risk—enclosed in an
envetojit, and property directed, we will be responsible
for its safe delivery.
JtegrOnr correspondents and local news oc
cupy so much space this week, that we have
no room for editorials, and but little for gene
ral news ; of the latter, however, uothhg of
interest, preseuts itself.
M. 11. COBB hag disposed of the Tirga Agi
tutor to HIGH YOCNG, and in the last issue
takes an eloquent and feeling leave of his read
ers. We part with Mr. COBB, with unaffected
regret. Daring the time he has published the
Agitator, he has battled zealously and faith
fully in the cause of Human Rights ; his re
ward has not been a pecuniary pne, but he has
the satisfaction of knowing that Tioga has a
healthier state of public feeling than any oth< r
county in the State, much'of which has been
owing to his unwearied efforts, and steady per
sistence in the straightforward path. . Such
ruin as COBB are the salt of the earth—and
though their labors may be unappreciated and
unacknowledged, yet the results will be felt in
the sound state of popular feeling, long after
tliy are forgotten. Wherever his lot may be
cast in the "wide, wide world," we wish him
aoundance of success, pecuniarially and politi
cally. We have his assurance that " this field
is abandoned only that he may enter another
where there is pioneers' work to be done."
Mr. YOCNO who takes the place of Mr.CoBB
is not an untried soldier, nor without editorial
experience. He has seen service during the
Kansas difficulties, and was a correspondent
of the Missouri Democrat and the JV. Y Tri
bune, and likewise for one year editorially con
nected with tne Kansas Herald, of Freedom.
We welcome him as a neighbor, and trust his
labors may meet with adequate reward.
FROM 11 ARRIS BURG.
[Correspondence of ilie Bradford Reporter.]
IIAKIU.SBVKG, Jan. 28,1850.
E. O. GOOPKICH: —The committee in the
case of the contested election fron the 3d Rep
resentative District, of Philadelphia, has run
down to the city taking evidence, and sotne
very rich things indeed have already been de
veloped. The " strikers " of that city having
been trying to out-herod the "ruffians" of
Kansas, and they have nearly succeeded. You
unsophisticated politicians of the rural districts
knoic-nolhing about carrying elections ; the
way -t is done in the city will soon be known,
and it must as'onish the uninitiated.
The case from the 13th district of Philadel
phia, was dismissed by the committee as un
worthy of investigation, and Mr. EVANS, dem.,
retains his seat.
The contested case from Cambria county is
progressing slowly. It already shows a state
of political depravity rarely seen in the coun
try. The Judge of the beard in Washington
township, the contested precinct, was a post
master, one Inspector was a German, who
could neither speak, read nor understand a
word of English, and could give testimony to
j the committee only through au interpreter.—
| One of the Clerks was a P. M., and the clerk
| was so Dutch he could scarcely write a word.
! They were unsworn, and beautifully drunk the
: entire day ; the ballot boxes were cigar boxes
' without covers, not sealed np after election,
j but set in the back room of a store-house, open
and exposed to the public, all of which would
not have been very criminal had it not been
for the fact, that with but 178 votes in the
town, they contrived to poll 437 votes, over
40fi of which were given for Mr. PORTER, the
sitting member. There seems to have been a
strife l>etweeu the 4th Ward of Philadelphia,
and Washington, Cambria Co., to see which
should dive the deepest, and come out the filth
iest in the pool of political depravity.
The bill to reduce the pay of members of the
Legislature was reached on Tuesday last, Mr.
THORN, of Philadelphia, said, inasmuch as the
gentleman who introduced and had charge of
the bill was absent on leave, as a matter of
courtesy to him, he would move that the sub
ject he post[oued, which, of course, was almost
unanimously agreed to. The knowing ones
now, with thumb on nose, say it cannot be
called up but by a two-thirds vote. If such
be the case it stands the uew members in hand
to look out for man-traps and 6nakcs. There
may be away of reaching it yet.
Efforts are continually being made to have
printed additional thousands of copies of some
worthless reports. They are very promptly
voted down by the friends of retrenchment.
Yesterday another attempt was made to
furnish one Mr. PICKLE, of Lancaster, with a
place in the House as paper folder. The course
of the Democratic party last winter was refer
ed to, aa a precedent and example for us to
lollow in ttiis case. Mr. KINNEY thought if
the Republicans of the House attempted to
follow io the footsteps of the illustrious Demo
cratic parly, they would find tHcnisriie*
glorious minority next winter. Mr. SMEAD said
lie did not know where they would put Mr.
PICK i. E if the resolution should carry, for every
nook and corner about the House was now
filled with sow 6 subordinate officer. A run
ning debate was continued for sometime when
the resolution was voted down by a large ma
The bill, introduced by Mr. KINXKY. annul
ling the contract with R.J. HAT.DKMAX for pub
lishing the Legislative Record at $7 per page,
has been up in the Senate, and after some de
bate was lost by a strict party vote. So the
Democratic party takes the responsibility of
paying off a partizan press at that exorbitant
rate, when a responsible man proposes to do
the same work at a saving to the State of over
sl3 per day.
The State printing has been let to A. BOYD
HAMILTON, the old contractor, at 70 1-16 per
crnt below the highest price fixed by law.—
What the exact price is, at which it has been
let, I am not informed, but hear that it is very
low indeed. This is a strange anomaly ; w hen
there is a sharp competition for the public
printing and the low decides who the printer
shall be, as in this case, the work is done in
credibly low, but when political favoritism de
cides the question, as in the case of the Record,
the most extravagant prices are regarded by
partizans as " all right."
The greatest annoyance is the Philadelphia
Passenger Railway hills, they are very numer
ous indeed, and are laid three or four deep
over the streets. There will bo some sharp
practice, no doubt, in getting them through.
The members ere as yet kept in ignorance ot
their location and provisions, and an effort to
get them printed and laid upon each members
desk made the city members sit very uneasy in
deed, and one of fhern talked out the hour of
adjournment and prevented a vote. They must
look out or there will be an avalanche of noes
when their bills come up; the country members
are bound not to vote iu the dark on these
Several petitions have bepn presented from
Bradford and Wyoming counties, u-king for a
law for the assessment and recovery of dama
ges along the line of the North Branch Caual.
A bill in accordance with the prayer of the
petitioners is being prepared in the Senate, its
exact provisions have not yet transpired.
Yours, PETER KLAUS.
(Correspondence of the Bradford Reporter.)
Visit to the Eastern Penitentiary.
HARKISBCRG, Jan. 1359.
E. O. GOODRICH :—About seven years ago
MOSES BRAMHALL was sentenced to twelve
years imprisonment in the Eastern Peniten
tiary. for the murder of his wife. On Friday
last Mr. MYER and myself visited him in his
prison, with the view to learn his real condi
tion there, and to inquire into the propriety of
making an effort for Irs release. As you al
ready probably understand he has served over
seven years of his term. His bodily health
is fair, but his mind is evidently yielding under
his confinement. Mr. IIOLLOWEM., the very
intelligent and gentlemanly Warden says, that
Mr. BRAMHALL works steadily and patiently,
has never violated a rule of the prison, and by
his uniform good conduct has won the esteem
and respect of every person about the estab
lishment, that "if there was ever a prisoner
within these walls who was truly penitent, and
who sincerely regretted the commission of crime,
that man is MOSES BRAMHALL." He says he is
an industrious, kind, innoffensive old man, has
become childish, and is fast approaching idiocy.
He thinks if he is not soon released by pardon
or otherwise, the State will be compelled to
remove him to the Insane Asylum.
With these facts before us, ought we to hesi
tate to make an effort for his pardon? Have
hot the ends of justice been already fully an
swered ? Has lie not received at the bands of
the law enough to satisfy the most exacting
friend of prison punishment? Can any earthly
good result to BRAMHALL, or to society, by his
longer confinement? Iu fact is it riot due to
humanity that he should be released ? These
questions are worthy of consideration.
His pnrdon, I have no doubt, could be ob
tained njion ctrtain conditions, viz: Firstly,
that the Warden, Mr. HOLLOWELL, certify the
same facts to the Governor which he has al
ready given to us, (and he informs ns he would
willingly do so), and secondly, that Mr. BRAM
HALI.'S son, or some other of his friends, give
the requisite assurance that he shall be taken
home upon a farm, or other quiet rural place,
looked after carefully, kept from becoming a
charge npon the public, and especially kept
from vile influences and associations.
We Tisited other prisoners from Bradford,
and, as you are aware, they are numerous, and
hold a prominent position among the delega
tions at that establishment.. Most of them
were earning their board Towxbend, recently
arrived, was doing nothing except reflect upon
that foolish career which suddenly broaglit
him to his present degraded condition—a con
dition which he feels very keenly indeed. It is
a melancholy reflection that a young man, who
was once intelligent and respectable, and con
nected with some of the most respectable fami
lies of his vicinity, should by evil associations
and intemperate habits, so soon find his way
into a States' prison. He resolves to bear np
uuder the disgrace, to outlive it, and eventually
redeem his character.
There is much connected with the working
of that institution, which undoubtedly, would
be new and interesting to the public. There
is some improvements needed to moke the in
stitution what it should be. I would be glad
at some future time to glance at titeee things
for the benefit of your reader*.
LOCAL AND GENERAL.
f6r*A general meeting of the Coal Opera
tori of Wyoming Valley convened at the Steele Hotel, in
Wilkesbarre, to take into consideration the depressed state
of the Coal trade, and deviae means for placing it upon a
healthier basis, the coming season.
Statements were made by the various Operator* to the
effect that the business conducted as it had been for seve
ral years past, was ruinoui, and could not be continued
in the same manner. That the Coal had been sold too
low, (In many instances less than cost.) on too long cre
dit, and frequently to doubtful parties. That the business
was an arduous one, vexatious, requiring capital and in
volving risk, and ought to furuish the Operator with a
Ai'iei considerable harmonious discussion, it was unani
mously agreed to advance the price of Coal for the next
season, ■to mine only a sufficient quantity to supply a
A Committee was appointed to report at the next meet
ing, a plan for an efficient and permanent organization.
|o~The Clearfield Raftsman says : " Our
lumbermen are at present "as busy as nailers." We have
been making in quiries in regard to the extent of the bu
siness this season, and although it is out of question to
procure accurate information, yet we are satisfied that
about the usual quantity of square timber will be made.
Bo for as sawed lumber is concerned, we do not know how
it will compare with the products of former years ; but
one thing that we do know is, that a large number of our
saw mills are standing idle. On the other hand, the
" log men " hare given out large contracts on the two
Clearfield creek-, Moshannon and Sinnamahonintr.which
will aggregate from 70,000,000 to *0,000,000 feet. The
scarcity of snow this winter has, however, retarded their
operations considerably, and it is doubtful whether all
their contracts will be tilled."
e observe by the Livingston Union,
published at Mount Morris,JT.Y., that our quandom towns
man. L)r. J. MACKINTOSH was announced to give a"high
ly pleasing Entertainment" at that place on Wednesday
evening of la.-t week,consisting of "Recitations and Songs
Bums, Campbell, Scott, and others of the favorite Scot
egg-The date of onr paper, on the outside is
the 2d of February, when it should be the 3d.
next meetingr of the "Bradford Conn
ty Teachers' Association will be held in Windham, on
Friday and Saturday, February 11th and 12th. Teachers
and friends of education are invited to attend, whether
residing within the County limits or not.
UajrTlie icc in the pool of the dam, at this
place, moved off in grand style, on Sunday last, crushiug
and tearing and griuding itself to fragments.
fcir-The Pitt st on Fret Press , is the title of
a new paper just started at Pittston. by A. C. I.KWIB, the
first number of which has reached us. It is very neatly
printed, is neutral in politics, and deserves better patron
age than it will probably realize.
M ASOXIC. —Hon 11. M. PHII.U I\S, Grand
Master, has appointed GSOROK H. BI LL as his Deputy
for the Masonic district compo-ed of thecountie* of Brad
ford, Susquehanna, Tioga and Sullivan.
BEU.I6P.REXT. —The Owepo Advertiser says:
•' A dame of the pave named Miss Young, of some celebri
ty here and in the neighboring villages, was walking
around our streets on Tuesday rooming last. In her
route she called at the Washington Market, and there
one of the employees ordered her off in language which
she thought disrespectful. Whereupon she coolly drew a
•' siting shot," a lump of cast iron about tlie size of a
large hen's egg, with a leather thorrg annexed to it, and
attaeked the man. He heat a ha-ty retreat after having
defended as best he could. Police Constable Doty was
soon round however, aud led her off ingloriou-ly to Jeuk's
A YOUNG MAX SHOT. —On Tuesday after
noon, GBO. WILSON, aged 19 years, oldest son of J.S.Wil
son. for many years past a barlier in Honesdale.sbot him
self with a pistol while alone in the barber shop. He
states that he had loaded the pistol with three small balls
and was pressing down the cap with the pistol pointing
towards him, when by some cause it went off, and the
three balls entered his breast near the nipple—each ball
making a separate wound of ab'.ut a quarter of an ineh
apart. The l>est medical assistance has been rendered
him, but owing to the nature of the wouud it cannot do
him much good.
PROCEEDJXGS OK THE MUSICAL CONVENTION.
—The Bradford County Musical Association held its fifth
Annual Convention in the Boro of Towanda,commencing
Tuesday, January 13, and continuing four days. The
Convention was largely attended, embracing among its
members a large amount of tbe best Musical talent in the
County—a fact which gives great encouragement to the
friends of the Association—that it has attained a position
permanent and beneficial. The exercises iu the different
departments of Musical training, throughout its sessions,
were thorough, timely, and of manifest benefit, as was
clearly evinced in the comparative performances of the
The music was chiefly selected from Mr. RRADBI RV'S
Xew Anthem Kdition of the " Jubilee," a work of exceed,
injr excellence and merit. The Anthems and C'hornse,
especially, are gems of the choicest character. These
were new and performed by the class for the first time in
this County, at the Concert on Friday evening, before a
large, intelligent and appreciating audience. Perhaps no
feature of this Convention gave more encouragement to
the friends of the Association, than the readiness, excel
lence and success with which the class performed several
of the more difficult of these beautiful compositions, aud
the satisfaction with which they were received by a large
number of competeut judges. The Concert,notwithstand
ing the inclement weather, was well attended by the
citizens of the Boro'. Had it not leen for the prevailing
storm, there would have been one of the largest gather
ings that ever conveued upon a similar occasirfta iu this
County. Of the performance of the Anthems and Cho
russes, we have already spoken. The Glees, Quartette.
Duetts and Solos, were received with unusual satisfaction
and applause—the audience thus indicating the roost en
couraging appreciation of the efforts ot the Convention to
The interest of the Convention was most agreeably en
hanced by the presence, during two d.iys, of Prof. T. E.
Pbrkins, of the Normal Musical Institute,of North Read
ing, Mass. Prof. Perkins conducted the class in several
interesting and instructive exercises during his stay, and
by request sang several beautiful solos, evincing a high
order of attainments as a teacher, and a flue and cultiva
ted taste its a performer.
It is now five roars since Mr. W. B. Bradbi-ry conduc
ted the first Musical Convention ever held iu this Co. The
holding of a Musical Convention in Bradford,atthattime,
was looked upon as an almost hopeless experiment. Mr.
U. met the friends o( this undertaking with his usual
sanguine and confident spirit. His indomitable energy
and superior tact and qualification as a conductor infused
an entirely different feeling among those who were fear
ful. The apprehension that there was not sufficient Mu
sical talent in the County to make np a successful Con
vection. he soon scattered like chaff before the wiud. The
result of that first Convention dispelled doubt, and a
new and beiter hope was at once opened to the Musical
Interests of the County. Since that time Mr. Bkadbcbt
has conducted four out of five Annual Conventions of the
Association. The present one proves that his success is
not an unsolved problem, but a thing real, tangible, com
pletely demonstrated. Bradford County has at this mo
meat, a Choroa within b*r limits, if not superior, at least
not second to very many that make ranch greater pre
tentions. His instrumentality in the rapid advancement
which has been made in the science of vocal music with
in the period mentioned, In our midst, is most cordially
acknowledged by the Association.
The following is a synopsis of the order of bus loess as
passed by the Bradford Conoty Musical Association, at
i* Annua! Meeting, January. ls*.
On motion, eo much of the 4th article of the Constitu
tion as relates to the payment of twelve and a half cents
by each member annually, waa stricken out.
On motion, W. C. BOUAKT, J.G. Towsaa and E.TJox
were appointed a committee to revise the Constitution,
and report at the next annual meeting of the Anmcla
Committee on locating the next Annual Convention,
reported in favor of Troy. Report adopted.
On motion, the third Tuesday of January, 1860, waa
fixed upon for holding the next Annual Convention.
On motion, a Committee of seven were appointed by
the Association, to consider the practicability of organiz
ing other Musical Associations, which shall be auxilary
to the Bradford County Association. Said Committe to
report at the next animal meeting The following persous
were appointed said Committee : W. T. DATIM, Tow
anda ; (JUNTOS E. WOOD, Smitbtleld ; HENRY Acinar,
Tuscarora ; GKO. W. BRINK, Pike ; Mrs. K.O. GOODRICH,
Towanda ; Miss L. LoNO.Troy; MissSAEAH Buss, I.e-
E. T. Fox, Treasurer, reported as follows :
Cash in Treasury, January 1, 1858 1112 7".
Ainouut received at Couveutiou in Rome,ln 1868 172 23
Amount paid expenses Convention at Rome,losb $lB3 03
Amount in Treasury, January 1.1959 101 95
The account of the Treasurer was referred to a Commit
tee to audit. The Committee reported favorably, and re
The following persons were rhosen officers of the Asso
ciation, for the ensuing year : C. R. COBCRN, President
W. T. DATUM and O. K. YOPNO , Vice-Presidents ; W. C.
800 ART. Secretary, and E. T. Fox, Treasurer.
The following persous were appointed Executive Com
mittee, for the ensuing year : CUAS. E. GLADDINO, J. G.
TOWNER, JOHN Howti.i..
The Committee on Resolutions, Messrs. 0. N. BENTON,
8. W. ROOEKH, and P.P. Buss, through their chairman,
reported the following :
WHKRKAS, in the goodness of God, we have been kept
through another year, and permitted again to meet inCon
verition and enjoy His smile, in the sunshine without and
harmony within, therefore
7 hat, it becomes us as a Convention, deeply to feel and
heartily acknowledge our gratitude to Him.
That such Musical Conventions, when properly conduc
ted, cannot fail to do much to advance the science of vo
cal music and cultivate the spirit of sacred praise—by
wakening a deeper interest, promoting unity of feeling
and purposes, securing oneness of style among singers,
and especially by placing within the resell of many,a high
er order of vocal training, than could otherwise be enjoy
ed. but bv few.
That we regard with much favor the project of estab
lishing a Normal Musical Institute, in this region, and will
do w liat we can to encourage and sustain it.
That we lender to our justly distinguished conductor,
Prof. W. B. BKAHULHY. our most hearty thanks for his
; patience, kindness and courtesy toward us, and for the
invaluable instructions tie lias given us in song and sacred
1 praise, and may we add the prayer, that we may all be
permitted to join with him in the perfect prai-e of hea
; ven I
That we congratulate ourselves on having had the plea
sure of making the acquaintance of Prof. T. E. PKKKINS.
and -eceiviug from him valuable lessons.
Finally that our thanks are due to the officers of the
Bradford County Musical Association,and to the citizens
of Towanda, for the accommodations that have conspired
to render our brief stay among them so pleasant.
PETERSON'S LADIES' NATIONAL MAGAZINE.—
jWe are in receipt of this valuable publication. The em
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the wants fully of those who seek after a Ladies' Maga
zine. And, in a literary view, there are few publications
surpass it. It is made up of original matter generally ;
short, interesting stories ; and a good sprinkling of pneti
• cal contributions. This Magazine is published by CBAS.
J. INncasow, 306 Chestnut street, Philadelphia.
i IThe Bradford County Medical Society
met on Wednesday January 5, at the Keystone House,
in the village of Canton, and was called to order by the
Vice President, Dr. Parsons.
The following members were present: Drs. Parsons,
and Ax tell, Troy; Bliss, Leßny: Holme*. Canton: Moody,
Freni-htown : Morgan, Monrocton ; Horton, Terry town ;
On motion, the reading of the minutes was dispensed
On motion of Dr. Holme* the following gentlemen were
J elected members of the society : Drs, Rockwell, Troy;
Tracy, Sylvania; Smith. South Creek; Morse, Canton.
Dr. Horton reported a case of Suppurative Erysipela
tous Inflammation of the hand and arm, which caused a
discussion upon the diagnosis and treatment of the case,
between Drs. Horton, Smith.Morgan,Holmes, Bliss, Rock
well and Mason,
i Dr. Morgan reported a case of Ganglion of the wrist;
cured by extirpation. Also a case of Umbilical Hernia
cured by use of adhesive straps. Also a ca.e of Counter
Extension successfully produced by adhesive straps, in.
teres ting cases were prwented bv Drs. Holmes, Bliss and
Dr. Morgan offered the following resolution which was
Resolved. That a committee of three members be ap
pointed by the President to inquire into the prosecution
commenced against Dr. Axtell lor malpractice, said com
mittee to report this evening.
The President appointed Drs. Morgan, Smith and Hor
ton said committee. Society then adjourned till 6] P- M.
Met pursuant to adjournment, and the committee in the
case of I)r. Axtell submitted a report and resolutions,
which were read, discussed, and finally laid on the table
On motion, the President selected Drs. Rockwell and
Tracy to read paper* before the Society at its next meet
j Adjourned to meet atTowanda.on Wednesday .May 4tli.
K. H. MASON, Sec'y.
[For the Reporter.]
THE TUNKHANSOCK ABDUCTION :—Mr. Edi
tor—Permit me to record my approbation of your brief
comment on the statement, by tlic Tank bannock Demo
i rrat, of the alleged abduction by the Catholics there, of
the girl LANUIXJN. and to add a few ideas suggested by
Whenever any occurrence, however local or purely per
sonal, may l>e tortured iuto a tale reflective of discredit
upon the Catholic Church, it is very rare to find an editor
j courageous enough to remind his readers that there are
" two sides to a story." Having been bold enough to do
so, I assume you will not fear allowing me through your
' columns, to observe, that, although I know nothing of
The outrage in question, except what I glean from the
Democrat's report, I have no hesitation in pronouncing
the whole thing a pure fabrication. The report is so evi
dently one-sided, and exhibits such a straining after ef
fect—so much effort to come up to the requirements of
his highly excited villagers, that the impassioued editor
has doubtless mistaken fiction for fact, and thereby made
the wrong appear the righteous cause. But aside from the
suspicious statement of the Democrat, and its obvious
suppression of essential facts, the prudence and piety dis
played in his long, useful and unpretending life, spent in
this community, renders it highly improbable that the
venerable priest of " Cliooonut" would approve, much
less abet, the a!<dtietion of a child from the jurisdiction of
: her natural or legal guardian except lor paramount mo
tives of humanity.
Will tbo Democrat come np to the requirements of law
and honesty, and give the excited public " the truth, the
whole truth, and nothing but the truth." When the Dem
ocrat will have done this, I am confident that it w ill be
made apparent in this, as in many kindred cases, that
have obtained newspaper notoriety within my recollec
tion, that the cry of " stop thief" has been raised by the
guilty party, as a rnse to direct attention and escape de
tection. Naturalists tell us of a fish that ejects a dark
liquor which hides it from Its pursuers ♦, and many a vile
knave practices, on a small aealr, the policy of Nero,
and by slandering harmless christian people, divert* su -
! picion, and postpones for a brief time, the day of puuisb
I Indeed, to come directly to the matter of proselytism,
for tbia is the whole gist of this abduction tale, I beg
leave to say that Catholics are invariably the victims of j
its cruel policy. In proof of this It needs no journey to j
Rome, nor even to the romantic regions Irradiated by the
Tunkhannock Democrat, the evidences are scattered on
all sides, and even the most remote village In which Cath- ;
ollcs are settled, will farnlvh Its quota on call. Indeed
! within r own county of Bradford, which. I am able to
, any, Is by no men as amongst the fhnatlcnl la this respect,
end even wlth-u the narrow limits of this village, com
1 prising few cd *nd unfew'-ed. sivo'd og to 'he wc* map. '
just two Laadrd and town k>t,7 . -
to enumerate instances of outrage nw>
frclige of Catlolic parent., on the Wrt ' , U Cvi
though well meaning zealots, before so*. , **•*
notorfooH Mortar* cane fade* away into a Z **"*■ "*
For what, in effect, is this Mortara caw' n
at Kone continue to labor under certain CIT l Btbre **
disabilities; on. oi them, in the pride of hi, w Zt
pie* on the law, which protected him and hi, - , rva "
baving incurred the penalty, be i romi-iu,,. '
Tnie, the statne to a rruef one, but let us not Z *** l
it was framed for the protection of that much '
Beople when the rest of Christendom had redn
outlawry ; and framed too when religion, f rt ,H k
little known to the civil polity of
that of London or Geneva. Indeed a bequtt of ti U
try of those days is yet retained in the civ l
democratic New Hampshire, which chalfeneJ "
hension of the Democrat more powerfully ttL a* I**' 1 **'
penal code which inhibits Hebrews from hiring r
domestics on pain of forfeiting, to the State th.
train up in their ceremonial any child Uptfed J
tian domestic, thus retained in violation of n
inent and law. P a ""c Knk-
View it in the worst shape that mali
press has given it, and the Mortara case is hut f
the face of many a tragedy, Consummated by r '. ' *
j in our own free land, and In open defiance of 0 -
religious equality. How many poor parent, ( " r>iUß, *<
knowledge, seek in vain by their dewlate'h**'T
little ones, in whose love and tenderness, they had' r
hoped to fiud the staff and solae of their declini n
until the proselytizer came with the poison o! in*!
on his tongue, to infuse into the litJle ones'
for parents and poverty, and the pareut.' creed a!uj •?'
ca-t the pall of the grave over a whole household
l*.-hind in Rama but a " voice of lamentation led
and moaning. Rachel weeping for her children ZiZ*
not be comforted because they are uot."' 11W4 "''
Whilst I write memory i-. busy with the nana, of
and women, socially estimable, whose proselytiz -
chant, has been mainly instrumental in brintrin^l^
to many a poor catholic heart, and in fixing, how t '^
consciously, the brand of deathless disgrace nn , M
... „., . . " c "ttrnmii
one poor victim of their intemperate and cnie! tea
Believe me, there is nothing gained to ocitt T(lr
ligion, by multiplying hypocrites, and expert 1
long ago demonstrated that it is the only result of
My ol.ject in this communication is by no mMni „
wound the feelings of any friend or neighbor.bo tm
noxious he or she may be to the imputation of prMe ;..
tism ; nor do I care to bewail a moruid public sentiment
however anti catli lk, when it is so controlled aw
to give mc or mine any serious annoyance. ; s
rural districts where absurd misrepresentation! of
lie faith and practices generally become saddeniuj t.id
tions, it is rare to find a less illiberal spirit than y,
generally prevails in this community. But whilst I
pleasure in bearing testimony to this improved Bunt
permit mc to protest against the injustice of impit-jw
the Catholic Church, as tlie Democrat doe*, tin !i.„u
failing*, or shortcomings of its members, lay order V
She is responsible for the legitimate results of her tot
ing, but not for the imprudences or improprieties o!|
| professors. Hence whilst there is no sanction in the teat 1 .
| ing of the Chiych for the abduction ol children for prow
| lytizing purposes, but on the contrary, exprew iwle.
tion, she must, under any phase of the Tuakhinnock-a*
be held blameless.
We have amongst na egotistic reviewer*, quixoticl*
turers. and occasionally a dignitary on his hobbyhorse,
but I have not beard of any of these, neophyteiu hit c
born zeal, seeking to establish the - patent plan" ofia
doctrinating the natiua, by kidnapping " Young Amen
In the United States SENATE Thursday, tha
Pari6c Ilailrond hill was finally disposed of hr
I the passage of a hill providing for the pnblici
tion of an advertisement solid ing proposal*or
! estimates r the construe!ion of roads on the
' three routes—Northern. Southern, and Cen
tral. The warm friends of the hill were evident
; ly nmeh disappointed hv this result.
In tiie HOUSE the consular ami diplomatic
hill was under consideration, and several of its
: features excited considerable feeling. It wti
; defeated, and will, apparently, require farther
amendment before it meets the views of a as
: joritv of the members. During the discussion,
I Mr Hughes, of Indiana, had a slight difficulty!
I with the Speaker, hut the former apologized
1 for the language he had used before the clow
| of the proceedings.
In I*!Ursvi!Je. January 13, Mrs. DEBOR4H TAYLOR
BAILEY, ri-iict of the late Hansford B. Bailey, iu
Roth year of her age.
To an unusually Urge cirele of relative* and acquit*
ances this was a most sad event. Amiable and gift
sing, kind and affectionate, faithful and attentive,h
drew around her many whose mere common regard ri
pencd into the most endearing friend-hip. But ho* ibort
the time was to enjoy it! Such was the effect of hrrie
' vcre bereavement that friends were soon pained to ss
j the seeds of dissolution rapidly maturing. At it eons inn
I of the same herself, he gave her whole heart totbcgrrit
work of preparation for the message, " come up higher
Apparently passing through ail the stages of ChrisUS
experience until its completion, a peaceful and baptj
state of mind was hers to the last. We have new m*
a more pleasing example of entire resignation or unal
en hope. She seemed as little moved in eonver-ing'bosl
her decease and arrangements attending it, at when ordi
nary subjects were brought to mind ; and even herself re
| quested the minister who officiated to preach her fwrrfc
And when her two little daughters for whom sht de
! red to live, and an only sister, and all her relatives it
gathering around the dying one. with all the tendm"*
' of undying love, seemed to say to the dread messenger ws
cannot give her up, and ouc would think it impossiblelo?
| her not to utter the prayer, " Oh ! take me not **.' 11
; the midt of my days," she calmly said, " I l°' e J*
dearly, but Jesus love* mc more."
SELLING OFF AT COST!
r pHE Subscriber anxious of closing up hit Pry
JL bu-iness will, after February 6. 1859. sell hit en "
stock of Dry Goods at the actual City cost,
in part of a good assortment of Prints, DeLaine*.
Deluges, Denims, Ticks, Cloth, Cassinicre*. Ssttinei-*
Sheeting, Shirting Stripes,Linseys,Twills. JeauOM*
Bonnetts, Dress Trimniings, Ac., together witii*
assortment of Hats and Caps, Boot- and Sti'V'-
general assortment of Hard Ware. NO 3 PA''
BLOCK. J H ARVEY PHINNE*- Jr "
_Towanda, January 31, 1859. -
A DM INISTR A TOR'S NOTICE -NjJJ
-Z~A. is hereby given that all persons indebted to tw
tate of GEORGE WHITMORE. late of South Creel -"r
deceased, are hereby requested to make payment* 1
delay, and all persons having claims against said ''
will present them duly authenticated for -ettlemW"-
C. F. WILSON. .
January 31, 1839. Administr*^^
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