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Abstract of Congressional Proceedings
Wednesday February O, ISM>.
In tlie Senate, Mr. King, of New 5 ork,
offt-rec' a resolution of inquiry into the working
of the reciprocity treaty, and the expediency
of its abrogation, which was adopted. Mr
lbgitr's resolution in regard to the tariff was
considered, and his speech criticised by Mr.
Toombs, of Georgia, who took ground agin-t
advalorem duties, and concluded by saying that
retrenchment in the cxp"tws of tlie Govern
ment is the best mode to make the revenue of
of the country meet the expenses of the stun -.
The Cuba bill was then discussed.
in the House, a communication w.s receiv
ed from the Secretary of the Treasury, (in
answer to a resolution of that body,) stating
that lie had postponed the construction of all
public buildings which had not been eotnmcn
eed prior totlielafe revulsion in monetary aff rs
owing to the Government being "short of
change." On motion of Mr. Harris, of M-iry
land, the communication was teferred to the
Committee of Ways and Means with ins true
tions to report a bill the $2(19,
000 that had formerly been appropriated for
building the Baltimore ensiom hou<e. The ex
ecntive, Judicial, and legislative appropriation
bill was taken up to consider the amendment*
reported from Committee of the Whole. '1 lie
House concurred in striking out the following
amendments : $200,000 for mileage of the
members and delegates to the House for next
year; SIO,OOO for furniture, repairs, and lurk
ing boxes for the members ; nearly $73,000
tor the Congrrssion -l (fir be, binding the same,
and reporting the Congressional proceedings
The House u'so cut off $.700,000 for the w ages
of workmen and adjusters of the Sail ! rnncUco
mint ; reduced to the appropriation for work
men at the New York assay office from sto,
000 to $20,000 ; theappiopriation for worknci
at the New Orleans nii< t was reduced to $I a,
000 The item of $223,000 for the purchase
of the property in N w York city now leased
for court purposes, was also struck out. An
item of $1 75,000 was added to supply deft
ciencies in the former appropriations for print
ing. The Gill was then passed by sixteen ma
jority The bill appropriating $30,000,000 to
the President to purchase Cuba, and-so-lorth,
was reported back by the Committee on Foreign
Affairs, and men it was referred to the Com
mittee of the Whole. Mr. Davis, of Mississippi,
gave notice that when the bill comes up he
will move an amendment, striking out the word
"purchase," and substitute "take." The re
solution reported by the Committee on Elec
tions, declaring Bird B Chapman to be the
legally elected delegate from Nebraska in
place of F. Ferguson, the sitting member, was
debated, but uo vote was taken on the sub
Thchsday. Feb. 10, I
A communication was received by theS;..vATK
from the Secretary of the Navy. expres*i:ig the
opinion that it was inexpedient to transfer the
revenue-cutter service to the Navy Department.
Memorials were presented from citizens of New
York for an investigation of a system of
marine signals, and urging the erection of ad
ditional defences for the harbor of New York
Mr. Douglas presented a memorial from citizens
of Illinois, asking that the sale of Fort Dear
born shall be legalized. A resoluti >n was
adopted calling for any correspondence of
"William Carey Jones, on which the Government
of Nicaragua could have based the assertion
that the ministers of the United States were
accomplices of the filibuster invaders of N ca
ragua. Mr. Bigler offered a resolution to the
effect that Congress should proceed to adjust
the revenue laws, so as to equalize the revetin ■
and expenditures, and made a speech in sup
port of his resolution.
In the House, a resolution was reported from
the Committee on Foreign Affairs to the effect
that before the final settlement of the accounts
of the citizens of Oregon and Washington Ter
ritories, for services rendered in 1853, in repel
ling Indian hostilities, the third Auditor Gen
eral be directed to examine the vouchors, and
make a report to the House of the amount re
speetivelv due. After some debate then-solu
tion was adopted. The legislative, executive
and judicial appropriation bill was considered
in committee, and a debate sprung up on a
motion to strike out the appropriation for the
safe keeping of prisoners, during which Mr.
Singleton, of Mississippi, accused Mr. Lovejov,
of Illinois, of stealing a negro, and Mr Lov<ioy,
in reply, admitted that he had helped a fugit ve
slave away and finally the Senate amendment
to strike out $57,379 for the Grngrrs<i >ntt/
(rhbr, and for reporting the proceedings of
Congress, was concurred in. But the vote was
afterwards reconsidered, and the amend men re
Fripav, Feb. 11, I^so.
In the Sf.natf. Mr Y'ulec, from the Com
mittee on the Post Office, reported a bill to
abolish the franking privilege. Mr. Sewaril
called up the case of the Indiana Senators, and
a discussion arose as to whei Iter a vote to lay
the matter on the table should be equivalent
to a final decision of the easp. At length, the
vote mas taken on the mere motion that the
subject do lay on the table, which was carried
by a vote of 3d yeas to 21 n . vs. Mr. Benjamin,
of Louisiana, then spoke in favor of the put
chase of Cuba.
In the House, Mr Searing, of New York,
aead an extract from the Washington corres
pondence of the New York Times, in which it
i stated that the psint purchased for the
Brooklyn Navy Yard was used in painting his
(Mr. Soaring'*) farm-house, lie denied the
truth of the assertion, and was very severe in
his dennnications of the writer. The House
resumed the consideration of the Sen vte bill
for the admission of Oregon into the Union,
which occupied the attention of the House for
the remainder of the day. several gentlemen
taking part in debating the subjiet.
The W ivaxs Steamer.—Messrs. Ross A
Titos. W IVANS, the builders and owners ofthe
Witinns steamer, acting upon the improvements
suggested by the late trial trip, have concluded
to lengthen her 39 feet. This will lie accom
plished by cutting off 25 feet from the bow,
and adding the required number, tapering to
prow. The present length is 180 fret, and the
contemplated addition will increase the length
to 191 feet. The extra iron sheeting, Ac., re
quired for the work is now being prepared at
the machine shops of the Messrs. Winavs,
Mount Clare. Some alterations will, at the
same time, be made in the motive power, bv
which it is believed the speed of the vessel
will be greatly increased. The additions will
not be completed before Spting.— Baltimore
10* John F. Sereiter, of Detroit, has accept
ed the challenge of Michael i'helan, of New
5 <irk City, to play a bifTTard luutcli of $5,000
O. GOODRICH, EDITOR.
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PASSAGE OF TIIE OREGON BILL.
The liill for the admission of Oregon into the
Union passed the House of Representatives
on Saturday last, by 114 yeas, to 102 nays
Amongst tne former ure the names of 17 Re
publicans, and in the nays the names of 29
Democrats. The passage of the bill was made
the occasion of great rejoicing in Washington
by the friends tf the Administration.
The caucus of the Democratic members
of Congress, called to consider the Tariff ques
ti<m and the best method of meeting the itn
mediate necessities of the Government, met at
the Capitol Thursday night. Mr. JONES, of
Tennessee, presided. Various propositions
were debated and acted upon. In the course
of the proceedings a resolution submitted by
Mr. CRAWFORD, of Georgia, declaring it inex
pedient to alter the Tariff of 18.57, wasdefeat
ed by two votes. Finally, the caucus adopted
a series of resolutions submitted by Mr. PHELPS,
of Missouri, declaring that the temporary ne
cessities of the Government should be met by
an extension of the law authorizing the issue
and reissue of Treasury notes for the period of
two years ; that the appropriation bills ought
to be acted on as speedily as possible, ana that
the expenditures of the Government to
be reduced to the lowest point consistent with
the wants of an economical administration of the j
Stay A bill lias passed both houses of the 1
Kansas Legislature which provides tor the for- •
umtion of a Constitution and State Govern
ment. According to its provisions an election
is to be held on the fourth Monday in March
to decide for or against holding a Convention,
and if the decision be favorable, an election of
fifty delegates will le held on the first Tuesday
in .June, the delegates to meet at Wyandotte
City on the first Tuesday in July. On the
first Tuesday in October the Constitution fs to ;
be submitted to the people, and the State
officers are to be elected on the first Tuesday
have a startling appeal from the
people of Bruce County, in the northwest part
of Canada West. The three thousand popu
lation of that country are in a most pitiable
and heart rending state of destitution. There
are hundreds of families there, it is said, verg
ing on starvation. Unless some means of relief
are promptly devised, the most terrible results
will follow. The inhabitants of Bruce County
arc mostly from the Highlands of Scotland.
®&yTlie Supreme Court of Pennsylvania lias
issned writs of Mandamus, commanding the
County Commissioners of Allegheny, Pennsyl
vania, and members of the Pittsburg city coun
cils, severally to forthwiih make full and am
ple provision for the payment of the interest
now < no, or that may become due in 1859, up
on the bonds issned to the Pittsburg and Steu
benville, Allegheny Valley, Pittsburg and Con
ncllsviile, and Chartiers Valley railroads, bv
the assessment and collection of such taxes as
may be necessary for the purpose.
A dispatch from Ilartford, Conn.,says:
Fifteen hundred Democrats assembled here
last night, and repudiated the entire proceed
ings of Thursday night, turned Julius W.
Strong, who denounced the Administration at
that meeting, out of the State delegation, and
appointed W. W. Eaton in his place. Reso
lutions were adopted indorsing the Adminis
By the arrival of the brig Eliza Nelson
at Charleston, we have the intelligence that
his Imperial Majesty, Faustin the First of
Hay ti, by some called Soulouque, had become
disgusted with the turn affairs had taken in his
own country, and suddenly left, on board an
English ship, which, with its royal cargo, had
arrived at Kingston, Jamaica, w here his Majes
ty threw himself under the protection of the
&*)~Tlie ceiling of the Assembly Chamber,
at Albany, is without adequate support, and
is therefore danger of falling It is to be made
safe by temporary supports till the adjourn
ment of the Legislature, now in session, when
it will be thoroughly repaired.
fcay-~.Benator Douglas lias been invited by
prominent Democrats of New Hampshire and
Connecticut to visit those States and address
the people on the leading political topics of
tovtf A fight occurred on the 18th of Jann
ry, near Chester, Nebraska, between fifteen
Pawnee Indians and eleven white men. Three
of the Indians were killed and several wound-
FROM HA RRIS
[Correspondence of the Bradford Reporter.]
HAKKISBVBO, Feb. 11,1859.
E. O. GOODRICH :—The committee on the
contested election case from Philadelphia, have
been holding sessions again in that city. The
sitting member, MCCLAIX, has been making an
effort to bolster up the farce played out there
on the 12th of Oct. last, by the testimony of
some as base scoundrels as ever crawled in the
purlieus of that town. The two inspectors of
the " infected precinct," who are now paying
the penalty of the law in the Moyamensing
prison, for their coiduct at that election, have
been examined, and their evidence but adds to
the grossness of the frauds perpetrated by them
and others. One of the charges is, that after
the votes of the prCeinct were counted, it was
publicly announced by the board that MATHEWS
had received 97 votes, whereas they made re
turns that he received but 87 ; MCCLAIN was
thus elected by 5 votes. The return of the
judge, which, by a law for that city, must be
made before 12 o'clock the next day, was of
fered in evidence by MCCLAIN to corroborate
the general return, and establish the fa< t that
MATHEWS received Out 87 votes ; MCCI.HU:, of
the committee, upon examining the returns dis
covered that an alteration had been made in
the figures—the number of votes were carried
out in figures only—upon a close inspection the
figure 9 could be quite distinctly seen under the
8, notwithstanding the efforts that have been
made to get it out of the way, the same could
be seen in RVON'S vote who ran against FLOR
ENCE for Congress, with a glass the alteration
could be more distinctly seen.
During the investigation the committee were
surrounded by a great crowd of " gallus look
ing chaps" who were operating with witnesses
if not with people's pockets. The Mayor had
a corps of secret police on duty, which I am
informed, prevented a contemplated row. One
of the committee was heard to say—" My G-d
Kinney, look out for your pocket-book."
MCCLAIN'S great effort now seems to be to
prolong the time of his sitting in the House,
Pear tn his heart are scenes of the office.
As in bright panoramic they pass in review;
The drinking, the smoking, the lobbying and boring,
And e'en the big dollars that belong thernuto.
A bill lias been reported by a committee in
the Senate for the assessment of damages upou
the canals sold last winter. It is regarded as
the Governor's bill, and is but an insult to the
people of your county. It authorizes the Gov
ernor to appoint three appraisers, with auth
ority to assess damages for the last six years
only—their decision to be final. Shame!
Mr. JACKSON, of Sullivan, read a bill in place
on Mouday last, (prepared by LITTLE of Wy
oming,) which simply applies the compulsory
arbitration act to the recovery of damages—
preserves the right of appeal and compels the
State to pay all judgments obtained if the
Capal Company refuse, and the State to look
to the Company afterwards. This bill is open
to a good many objections ; it enables the
claimants to pitch into the Company at once,
and so have a hundred or more arbitrations on
hand at the same time. It is a familiar truth
that corporations have no souls, yet this bid
contemplates that they shall be omnipresent,
or have no hearing, in a majority of cases.—
Many are opposed to fixing these damages on
the State, aud then compel it to look to future
legislation or perhaps litigation to recover it
back of the Company, ltight of appeal is
On the 4th inst. a bill was read in place by
Mr. Ki NNEY, which authorizes the Court of
Common Pleas, of the respective counties thro'
which the canal passes, to appoint three ap
praisers, at least two of whom shall not reside
in any of said counties, who are to examine all
claims for damages that may be brought to
them, notice to be given as required by the act,
examination to commence at the northern ter
minus and to be continued along the line. Per
sonal examinations to be made, and evidence
to be taken ; aud when completed, report to
be made to Court, upon which judgment is to
be entered, and from which parties may ap
peal All the guards which seem necessary
to secure the ends of justice are in the bill. It
is the least objectionable of any bill now of
On Tuesday last a bid was read by Mr KIN
NEY defaming the 7th section of the act selling
the State canals. The various companies now
owning the canals, deny that they are liable
for damages under said section. This defining
act places that question beyond controversy,
although its necessity is doubted by many.
On Friday the 4th, Mr. WILLJSTON present
ed a petition from the officers of the Tioga
County Hank, praying the appointment of a
committee to investigate its condition, claiming
that it had been new-officered throughout, and
placed on a sound and reliable basis. Mr. W
asked that the committee be appointed in ac
cordance with the petition. Mr. GRITMAN (Lu
zerne,) opposed the motion because the Legis
lature ought not to lend itself to bolster up rot
ten institutions. If that bank has really re
formed there was a legitimate way of showing
it. If it would pay its honest debts it might
gain the confidence of the people without any
whitewashing from a Legislative Committee ;
'twas a poor time to visit the institution when
it was all dressed up to receive its visitors—
Sensible ! The matter was postponed for the
A bill has been reported by the committee
on education, prepared by the School Depart
ment repealing so much of the school luw as
flaxes specific tax of one dollar on trades, pro
fessions and occupations, which has the effect
to leave such tax at fifty cents as formerly.
It alos provides that the term "occupations"
docs not include farmer.-.
A bill has just passed the House called the
"Green Coates Street Passenger Railway of
Philadelphia." and it presents a new feature in
legislation. The corporators give to the sink
ing fond of the State sf>o,ooo of their bonds,
to mature in twenty years at 7 per cent paya
ble semi-annually ; bonds secured by mortgage
on the road and its franchises. The company
say they can afford to give this much for their
privilege, aud they prefer giving it to the State,
to spending it, as is usual, among borers, com
mittees and members. Is not this an improve
ment ? What Yankee from Bradford has
found his way into Philadelphia?
The House is now holding two sessions a
day, and is doing business as rapidly as a just
regard for correct legislation requires.
Yours, &e., PETER KLAUS.
Meeting of the People.
In pursuunce of previous public notice, a
very large meeting of citizens, tax payers and
property-holders, of Bradford county and its
vicinity, convened at the Court House in the
borough of Towauda, on Monday evening, the
14th inst, for the purpose of taking into con
sideration the propriety of urging the Legisla
ture to pass a law for the relief of such persons
as feel aggrieved, in consequence of the con
struction of the North Brauch Canal, and for
a just, equitable and fair appraisement of dam
ages, to such presous as are justly eutitled to
The meeting was called to order by ALLEN
MCKEAN, Esq., and on bis motion J. A. COD
DING was chosen President. On motion of 11.
W. TRACY, Esq., the following persous were
chosen Vice Presidents :
E. A. Murray, | M. S. Warner,
John Griffin, John S. Anthony,
A. H. Spalding, Guy Trae}*,
F. C. Harris, J William MeCarty,
Francis Tyler, John M ither,
G. H. Vandyke, I>. B. Walker,
Lorenzo Watkins, J. P. irhy,
James Elliott, JesseWoddrufT.
N. J.Keelcr, Stephen A.Mills,
T. M. Woodruff, Pt-rley H. Buck,
Samuel Cnollnugh, Orson Rickey,
Horace Kinney, C. H. Ames,
John Randall, E. P. Shaw,
Alfred Gore, Albert Tozer,
Chester Pierce, Geo. Van Nest,
William GriSis, J. W. Ennis,
L. P. Stafford, G. G. Lacey.
On motion of ELHANAN SMITH, Esq., ALLEN
MCKEAN aud ISAAC X. EVANS were chosen
The object of the meeting was then fully sta
ted in a few remarks made by ELHANAN SMITH
Esq., after which, 11. W. TRACY Esq., offered
the following resolution, which was unanimous
ly adopted ;
Resolved, That the Pre-identof this meeting be hereby
authorized to appoint a committee of five, to draft reso
lutions and report the same, expressive of the sense of the
meeting and its objects.
The President in pursuance thereof then np
pointed 11. \Y. Tracy, Elhanan Smith, 11. W.
Patrick, Win. Watkins and Jas. 11. Webb as
During the absence of the committee the
meeting was addressed by Hon. EDWARD IIER
RICK, COL. V. E. PIOLETT, I. X. EVANS, Esq.,
The Committee on Resolutions, through
their chairman, 11. W. Tracy, then reported
the following Preamble and Resolutions :
WHEREAS by the provisions of the 7tli section of the a :t
for the sale of the State Canals, approved the 21st day of
April, A. D. lsss, it is enacted " That any and all claims
for damages, or other demands, against the Common
wealth by individuals or companies, in relation to the lo
cation, construction, repair, management or use of any of
the Divisious of Canal sold under the provisions of said
Act, slvail if established, !>e paid by the purchaser of the
proper line or division, the amount to be ascertained, aud
the payment thereof made as the Legislature may direct.''
Risolveil, That it is the plain and imperative duty of
the Legislature at the present session to make just and
equitable provisions for ascertaining the amount of such
damage and the payment thereof.
Resolved. That in the opinion of this meeting, the
claims for damages done to real estate by the location and
construction of the upper North Branch Division of canal
are none the less meritorious, because the Commonwealth
have spent a fourth of a century in its construction, iathe
meantime, refusing to make provisions lor the settlement
ol damages, until the work was completed and brought
Resolved, That it is justly due to the parties, whose
claims have been so long postponed by the Common
wealth, and have now to look to a company for compen
sation, that they should he put in as favorable position
for a speedy and equitable adjustment as if said compa
nies bad la-en chartered by the Commonwealth, and had
constructed the canals at their own expense and cost.
The people along the canal have full and entire confidence
in the ability and integrity of their courts, and they are
in favor of the enactment of a law for the Court of Com
moh Pleas within the counties where damages are claim
ed, to appoint appraisers to assess the damages and
claims, like unto the provisions ot the general rail road
laws of the State, reserving to either party the right of
appeal and a trial by jury to ascertain the rights of par
Resolved, That the plan of having a sort of traveling
board of appraisers under the escort ot the different man
agers of the several line of canals transferee! by the State
to the Sun bury A Erie Railroad company, to send on and
assess and establish tire amount of damages done to real
estate by the location and construction and maintainauce
of the upper North Branch Division of Canal meets with
our most decided disapprobation, convinced as we are
that such a system would pr ve a mere denial of justice.
Resolved, That the proceedings of this meeting be pub
lisbcd, aud forwarded to our representatives in the Legis
The preamble and resolutions being read,
and after a few remarks, made in their support,
by 11. W.TRACY and COL. PIOLETP, were unani
I. X. EVANS, Esq., then offered the follow
ing resolution, which was adopted :
Resolved, That the Committee on Resolutions be, and
are hereby instructed by this meeting, to draft a memo
rial to the legislature, setting forth fully the cause of
complaint, aud asking for a redress of grievances, Ac.
The raeetiog was then addressed by WM
WATKINS, J 11. WEBB and A. 11. SPALDING,
after which, on motion the meeting adjourned
sine die. J. A. CODDING, Pres't.
A. MCKEAN, I. N. EVANS, Secy's.
PENNSYLVANIA AND THE TARIFF. —The whip
is cracking loud over the shoulders of the Penn
sylvania Democrats. The slavedrivers at
Washington, speaking through their agent,the
editor of the Slates, gives the Keystone breth
ren to understand that their natural craving
for a tariff will be lashed right out of them.—
That paper says :
"Our associates in the Keystone State have
already been indulged to the utmost limit of
forbearanee. They have been tolerated for
years in tlie open profession of heresy. We
permitted them to sacrifice Dallas for his in
trepid fidelity to the principles of the party, and
we allowed them to promote Ruchanan because
of his' non-conformity to a cardinal point of
Democratic doctrine. These things have been 1
done for the Protectionist Democracy of Penn-!
sylvania, and yet they have the audacity to !
exact a still further compromise of principle, i
The demand is insufferable. Protection is an- 1
other name for Abolitionism, aud rather than
be responsible for its imposition, the representa-1
titcs of the slave-holding States would surrcn-'
der the control of the Government." i
LOCAL AND GENERAL
PROCEEDINGS IN COURT. The February
term and sessions of our county court, commenced on
! Monday, 7th inst., Hon. D. WILMOT, presiding, and Hon.
j JOHN P. 1/OSG, and JOHN PASSMORE, associates.
! The first day of the term was taken up in swearing
i in the Constables elected at the late election, hearing
! motions, and the usual preliminary business.
The following Grand Jurors were in attendance:—
GEORGE COREY, Foreman. William Babcook, Samuel
i Bailey, Hiram Crandall, Ephraim Case, Ulysses Farns
worth, Patrick Flood, Norman S. Hosley, John Horton,
John Kingxland, Alden Keys, Joseph Lee, John Miller,
Fowler Miller, It. R. Phelps, S. S. Miller, Cornelius Plow
man.Ezra Rutty, Edwin Taylor, Charles Upson, Wells M.
Warner, John R. Welles.
The Grand Jury were discharged on Thursday having
transacted the f >llowing business .
Michael Meeban—Assault and battery.
Jason Chapin—lncestuous fornication and adultery.
John Wallace—Selling liquor on Sunday.
Wm. 11. White—Malicious mischief.
Adam Beam.jr—Assault and battery.
Patrick White—Selling liquor without license.
same —Selling liquor on Sunday.
Isaac Cornell—Assault and battery.
Patrick Kilduff—Selling liquor contrary to law.
J Jackson Eaton—Fornication and bastardy.
John Wallace—Selling liquor without liceuse.
Wm. H. Brant—Perjury.
John Granger—Assault and battery.
Michael I)acey—Selling liquor on Sunday.
same —Selling liquor without license.
Thomas Hughes—Attempt to commit murder by poison.
NOT A TKr-E BILL.
j William Eaton—Fornication—County to pay costs.
I The Grand Jury also made the following presentment
! in relation to the condition and repairs of the County
I buildings :
! To the Honorable, the Judges of the County of Bradford:
I The Grand Jury present the following : In the opinion
I of the Grand Jury, certain repairs are necessary to pro
i tect the public buildings. The cells should lie 'rendered
| secure so as ta prevent intercourse with the prisoners
from without, and repaired within so as to prevent the
| escape of prisoners, and render them cleanly; also to re
pair leaks in the water conductors from the roof and pre
: vent the recurrence of the same. To provide a more cer
tain supply of water for the Court House. To repair the
. fence on the wall between the Engine building and the
; Court House, together with such other repairs as may be
; considered necessary by the proper authorities.
Ail of which is respectfully submitted.
CEO. COKEY, Foreman.
| Towanda, Feb. 9, 1850.
In the Quarter Sessions :
Com. rs. IVarrcn Guthrie —Larceny—from Robert
; Bailey, Esq., of Granville township. O.B.Westgate, pro
| secutor, not appearing to prosecute, his recognizance, fif
j ty dollars, forfeited.
Com. rs. Ixraet Cornell —lndicted for assault and batte
ry upon the person of Rogers, on the 11th day of
January last. Jury found the defendant guilty, and the
, Court sentenced him to pay a line of ten dollars and costs
I of prosecution.
Com. vs. Michael Meehan. 2 d —lndicted for assault and
battery, by abusing and maltreating his wife and chil
dren. Jury And defendant guilty, and the Court senten
ced him to pay a hue of live dollars and costs of proseeu
The defendant was also arraigned for surety of the
peace, and after a hearing the Court order that he enter
into recognizance to keep the peace and be of good be
havior towards all the citizens ot this Commonwealth and
towards his wife and chiidren. especially; pay the costs
of prosecution, and stand committed, Ac.
Com. rs. Thomas Hughes— Defendant was indicted for
' an attempt to commit murder by throwing poison into
the well of Judson Stevens, in Wyalusing township. The
Jury find the defendant not guilty, and the prosecutor to
1 pay the costs.
Com. rs. John Granger —Defendant indicted for assault
and battery upon the person of James Simmons, in North
Towaula, at the polls, on the day of township election
Jury find the defendant guilty, and the Court sentenced
him to pay a flue of fifty dollars, and to pay the costs of
prosecution, and stand committed, Ac.
Com. rs. Adam Beam.jr. —lndictment for assault and
| battery upon Painon W. Harry, on the J Ist of December
i last. Verdict guilty, and defendant sentenced to pay a
tine of twenty dollars and costs of prosecution and stand
| committed, Ac.
Com. rs. John Harris —lndicted for larceny in stealing
j one hundred pounds of hay .the property of H. F. Burt, of
Ridgbury. Defendant pleads guilty, and is sentenced to
j pay a fine of one dollar to the Commonwealth, costs of
prosecution, and undergo an imprisonment in the County
j jail for ten days.
Com. vs. 'ames Williams —Defendant indicted for ob
! taining from Mary Ann Goodsell, on the 4th of December,
about fifteen chickens, with intent to cheat and defraud.
| Verdict guilty, and the Court senteneed
Com. rs. Jackson Eaton —lndicted for fornication and
| bastardy. Verdict, not guilty,and the township of Spring
! field to pay the costs.
Charles T. Merry vs. I.rßoy torrnsh p —Damage view.
Parties agree upon the sum of *9O to be paid plaintiff,
and by order of the Court judgment entered for that
amouut, with costs.
Com. rs. Harriet Cohcelt— lndictment for fornication.
Verdict of not guilty, and prosecutor, John Colwcll, for
Con:, rs. Aipheus G. Marcellu* —lndictment for arson,
in burning the barn ot Hector Owens, in Ridgbury, tow n
ship, on the 30th of May, 1859. Verdict, not guilty.
Com. rs. Michael Dacey— lndictment for selling liquor
on Sunday. Defendant pleads guilty, and is sentenced to
pay a fine of sixteen dollars, costs of prosecution, and
undergo an imprisonment in the County jail for ten days.
Com. rs. Michael Dacey— lndictment for selling liquor
without license. Defendant pleads guilty, and is senten
ced to pay a fine of ten dollars, and costs.
Com. vs. If'in. Campbell— lndictment for assault and
battery, and obstructing the due execution of legal pro
cess. Nathan Emuiuister, Constable of Athens town
ship, prosecutor. Verdict guilty, and defendant sentenced
to pay a fine of fifty dollars, and costs, Ac.
Com. vs. Ebenezer Chi/son— lndictment for selling li
quor without license. Defendant pleads guilty, and is
sentenced to pay a fine of ten dollars, and costs.
On petition of citizens of Smithfield township, the
Court appoint Stephen R. Crane, Clerk, aud John Scon
ton .Treasurer of said township, the voters thereof having
failed to elect such officers at the late election.
The Court, at the request of John Brink, Constable of
Shesliequin township, appoint Arnold 11. Ferguson, as
* On petition, and alter hearing, the Court change the
name of Asylum township to Frenchtown ; and the name
Durell township to Asylum.
License granted at February Sessions, 1859 ;
J FOR A TAVERN.
! S !i enT Windham.
C aleb B. Swcazey Towanda Boro.
| George H. hstell Towamla Boro.
Ann \\ halou W\-sox
Bnel Smith Canton.
O. S. Morse Leßov.
H. M. Holcoinb Leßoy
John Howard Wyalusing'.
i Lemuel I'. Royce Burlington boro'.
i Mary Horton Wilmot.
K - !y i i,cox Columbia
; Roihn Willcox Albany.
| MERCHANT DEALER.
Henry W. Noble Towanda Boro.
j Stephen Fclton Towanda Boro.
the case of Mrs. Rooney and Richard
i althall, arrested on the charge of poisoning Andrew
! Rooney, an account of which we gave last week, as hap
; pening in Susquehanna county, the Coroner's Inquest
having found, after is pott mor em examination, that the
I deceased died of congestion of the lungs. The accused
DEDICATION. —The New Methodist Episcopal
Church, at East Troy, in this county,D. E. Cr- trr,Faster,
will lie dedicated to the worship of the Almighty God,
on Saturday, fclth inst., by Rev. WM. H. OOOD^TT;
of FJinira district. Services to commence at in V, '
A. M. u 0 cl( *k.
Rev. S. W. ALDKX. P. E„ Rev. T. SHERDOW* and ot.
gentlemen, from abroad are expected to be present
pastors and people of the surrounding conaGr °
dially invited toaltend. Wc cor "
tea?-The friends of Judge JESSUP will v
pleased to learn that he is convalescent—as W( .p **
be expected under the circumstances, as we are in/ 00 ' 4
by the Montrose Hi publican. fur ®ed
ACCIDENT. —Mr. GEORGE BUCHANAN reiki'
in Jackson township, Tioga county, engaged'in
cordwood for Charles Voorbeis, of Well* towtish
killed on Wednesday, 9th inst.. by a tree, which
Ing, struck a log and swinging round struck him L
ing his back and legs. He died in about two hour. ,
ing a wife. '
teaT The public exercises of the Alpha E
tilon Society announced by us for last Friday e •*"
were postponed until Friday evening of the pres[
An address may be expected from G. D. MONT VN TS P
ACCIDENT AND LOSS OF IJIFE.—
3 o'clock on Saturday afternoon, WILLIS, the vo
son of Hon. L.I. NICHOLS, of Wellshnronph, fejj
sleigh, upon which he had jumped to ride, near the. *
bridge, in that village. The sleigh, which washed
loaded with sand, passed over his body, fatally i n "
him. He lingered until about 7 o'clock in the even
aud died. He was seven years of age.
The next meeting of the Xorth Branch
Association of Universalists, will be held in Troy bo ■
on Saturday and Sunday, of this week, the lath and 2rV
We are requested to state that several eminent MinUt# '
from abroad are expected to be present.
ATTEMPT TO KILL.—JAMES COLE, of LITE},,
field township, was committed to jail on Friday night i
on a charge of assault and battery with intent to mar"
j his wife, on Thursday, the 10th inst. The circunuU:
as we have heard them related, show that on the Vfte
ternoou of that day, COLE came home and comment
quarrelling with his wife, and struck and choked her Shi
attempted to get a stick of wood to strike him, when\e
took out his knife and endeavored to stab her, but wis
prevented by her sister, who was present. He then Vent
and got a shot gun which stood in the room, put o#.
cap, or took off one already on and replaced it, placed t r
gun near her. and discharged it. The charge took effA
in the arm near the shoulder, shattering and breaking ti .'
bone, passing through the arm and into her breast, in-
Dieting a severe flesh wound. When medical aid arrived
she was delirious and remained so at last accounts. Her
situation is considered as very critical. The arm wu
amputated by I>r. CADY, of Nichols.
Since the above was written, we learn that Mrs. Cole
has died from her injuries.
SAD ACCIDENT IN ARMENIA.—A youngman
named ALEXANDER CASE, in the employ of ALBA Bnsv.
HAM, of Armenia township, says the Argiu, was killed
|on the 2d inst..by the fall of a tree which he was chopping.
Letter from the Kansas Gold Diggings
j Our Washington correspondent has been
1 permitted to make the following abstract of a
ietter written from an intelligent young gen
tleman at the Kansas gold diggings to his
father, who is a member of Congress from one
of the western states :
GOLD DIGGINGS, ARAPAHOE, K.T., Jan. C, ISSO.
Dear : 1 arrived here yesterday, in
company with others, to see themonntainssnd
examine the gold diggings at this place. Last
night the snow fell to the depth of three or
four inches. It is the first we have had for
about one mouth, and all of the former snows
had passed off during the exceedingly pleasant
weather we have had for some time past On
Monday last, as I was passing from Denver
j City to our camp, I neticcd that the road was
j dusty in many places, aud I have not seen the
| mud an inch deep this winter.
Thus far, the winter has been the most
i pleasant I have over seen. We have built
1 shanties for ourselves in the bottom, close to
] the creek, so as to be protected from the storm
and to be convenient to wood and water.—
There are now about fifty persons in this creek
putting up houses and preparing sluices for dig
ging gold. The town we have laid out has
two houses in it, and about thirty more are
going up in a short time. Of course, they are
not seven skries high, nor of the most classical
style of architecture, but they are convenient,
a id answer every purpose for " diggers "on the
Denver City is growing finely, and I fee'
satisfied that it will be the point. I can get
five hundred dollars for rny small interest.
On Tuesday night we had a railroad meet
ing at General Larimer's. There were a good
mwiy present, and all manifested a great deal
of interest in the Pacific Railroad. The pro
ceedings will be published in the papers in the
states, and therefore 1 will-not enter into detail
The resolutions endorsed the South Pass route.
Petitions to Congress, in relation to it, are in
From the reports that reach us we expect
a large emigration in the spring, probably a
hundred thousand ; some say more. Some
miners make from five to twenty dollars per
day. Many are talking of going into the
mountains before spring, but I shall content
myself here until next summer, and try my
luck, and my future movements will depend
upon my success in procuriug the " root of a<!
THE JUDICIARY OF PENNSYLVANIA. —THE
following is a list of the Judges of the several
judicial districts of Pennsylvania, with their
places of residence :
1. Oswald Thompson, Philadelphia,
2. Her.ry G. Long, Lancaster.
3. John K. Findlay, Easton.
4. R. G White, Wellsborough.
5. Wm. B. M'Clnre, Pittsburg.
6. John Galbraith, Erie.
7. Daniel M Smyser, Xorristown.
8. Alexander Jordan, Sunbnry.
0. James H. Graham, Carlisle.
10. Joseph Buffmgton, Kittnnning.
11. John N. Conyugham, Wilkesbarre.
12. John J. Pearson, Ilarrisburg.
13. David Wilmot, Towanda.
14. Samuel A. Gilmore, Uniontown.
15. Townseud Haines, West Chester.
16. F. M. Kimmell, Somerset.
17. Daniel Agnew, Beaver.
18. John S. M'Calmont. Frankliu.
19. Robert J. Fisher, York.
20. A S. Wilson, Lewistown.
21. Charles W. Hegins, Pottsville.
22. George R Barret, Mauch Chunk.
23. J. Pringle Jones, Reading.
24. George Taylor, Huntingdon.
25 James Bnrnside, Bellefi nte.
26. Warren J. Woodward, Bloomsburg.
teg-Walter Harper, of Detroit, a qoiet and
reserved man, living modestly there ' u 0
many years, has just taken that town by * ar
prise with a donation of SIOO,OOO wort ,
property for founding a hospital for tao w *
and aged poor