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Miraculous Escape—Man Carried I>o
Feet above the Earth.
The Wheeling InlcUigrvcrr soberly relates
the following startling incident If true, it
certainly deserves record as a remarkable ac
cident and escape :
The most frightful, and at the sail e time the
most remarkable accident we have ever seen
on record, occurred at the Catholic Church,
yesterday morning. Some twentv persons were
engaged in putting up the new hell which ar
rived from Pittsburg the evening before.—
There was a windlass erected on th • ground, to
which was attached a snatch block and shicve
immediately above the open space in the cupola
to which the bell was to l>e drawn up, there
protruded a heam, to which was attached
another snatch-block and pulley, ami the bell
was to be conveyed to the top by means of
strong ropes, working through these shieve* by
the power of the windlass ad cylinder upon the
ground. The bell had been raised in this way
almost up the open space in the cupo'a, and
the men were just ready to pull it in.
A man named Thomas Newton was below,
engaged in guiding tlie folds of the rope as it
wound round the cylinder. To do this, he hud
a firm grasp upon the rope. When the hell
had reached a great height from the ground,
one of the cogs in the wheels of the windlass
fixture gave way. Another revolution of the
wheel ripped off all the cogs ; the bell fell to
the ground, and Newton, who had hold of the
lower end of the rope, was carried tip with
frightful velocity, a distance of one hundred
feet from the ground and about four feet above
the aperture where the hell was to have been
taken in. For the instant, every one was sur
prised beyond measure, and before those en
gaged in the work could comprehend what had
happened Newton, with his hands alt 1.-neritcd
and bleeding, worked himself down opposite t ie
r.perture, and called for help to those within.
Bishop Wheian, who was on the platform in
the cupola, reached out at the risk of his life
almost, and seizing Newton by the waist, pul
led him from his awful position.
The accident struck everybody with amaze
ment, and all but the eye witnesses were loth
to believe in the incredulous feat. The bell
weighed three thousand seven hundred pounds,
and as it fell without Irndrancc, some idea may
be formed of the rapidity with which Newton
ascended. He says he thought of letting go
the rope, but before the thought was clearly
defiued, be was at the beam, a hundred feet
above. He had na time to let go his hold up
on the rope. Some cogs and pieces of machin
ery were hurled a distance of two squares from
the church ; and a Mr Smith, who wa> stand
ing near, received an ugly wound in the face
from a Hying particle. Mr. Newton was taken
to the office of I)r. llupp where his wounded
hands were dressed. The flesh was all torn
from the palms of his hands, even to the bone,
which is supposed to have been done by the
death gra>p, and his sliding down the rope
during the swift passage into air. Altogether
suppose there is not a more startling or remark
able accideut, or a more miraculous escape on
SHOCKING SCKXK AT AX KXKCCTIOX —The
Chicago Times, in giving an account of tlie
execution there,on Friday,of Michael McXainee
for tlie murder of his wife, describes the fol
lowing painful scene at the gallows :
The sheriff, bv a quick and sudden motion,
pulled the co.d, the bolts came out, and the
trop fell instantly. The wretched man fell,
but horrible to relate, the jerk was so severe
that the leather collar broke, and the poor
man fell flat down on the stone floor of the
prison below. The fall cculd not have been
less than ten feet. Of course the prisoner was
very much bruised and stunned. No sooner,
however, had he touched the floor, than he was
raised therefrom by the vigilant officers in at
tendance, and this time carried up the staiis.
It was some minutes before the rope was again
prepared, and during this interval, his stiff* r
ings must have been very great. At length,
however, a running noose was made in the
rope, and the rope itself placed around his
neck. Again was the wretched man placed
in the proper position on the drop ; again was
the cop placed over his eyes, and again was
the bolt withdrawn, and the murderer launch
ed into the space below. This time the work
was better done. The poor man struggled
violently, and swung to and fro for some niiu
utes ; hut his struggles grew fainter and fainter,
nnd after teu or twelve minutes, ceased alto
TII E FROZEN WFU.. —Some months since,
the papers gave an account of a belt of frozen
ground discovered at Brandon, Vt., in digging
a well. An engineer and chemist of repute in
Boston recently visited Brandon for the pur
pose of investigating fhe facts and he mm
mnnicated tiic results of his inquiries to The
Transcript in the following paragraphs.
"The latter part of last November, Mr.
Andrew Twombly of Brandon, Vt., commenc
ed to dig a well near bis house, situated about
a mile from the centre of the Village of Bran
don, on a tolerably level plain. Having ex
cavated to the depth of fifteen feet, through
sand and gravel, the workmen en me to groin.d
frozen solid, through which they continued to
excavate the further distance of fifteen or six
teen feet before getting through the frozen
" At the depth of 40 feet, sufficient water
having been obtained, the well was stoned in
the usual manner. The character of the ground
was the same throughout the whole distance,
viz.: coarse gravel and sand—the frozen por
tion interspersed with lumps of clear ice. At
the time the well was dug the surface of the
ground was not frozen. Kver since the well
was dug, up to the present time, ice forms in
the well and incrusts the stone at from 15 to
30 feet from the surface, and the surface of the
water, which is 35 feet below the surfuce of
the ground, freezes over every night. On
several occasions.when the bucket lias been left
in the well under the water over night it has
been found necessary to deseud the well, und
with a hatchet, cut the ice iu order to extri
"CROSSING THE TlClXO." —Cesar's decisive
step was the " crossing of the Rubicon," ami
the step conceded an all hands to be decisive
of peace or war, is the Austrian army's cros
sing the Ticino. This stream is a small river
rising at the foot of Mount St. Gothard, in
Switzerland, flowing southward through Lake
Maggiorc, and finally emptying into the Poncur
I'avia. During the latter part of its course it
forms the boundary line between Lombardy
and Piedmont, and hence its importance in a
military point of view. It is easily crossed,
and is not strongly defended, is remote from the
ventres of Serdinian population and strength,
and hence is naturally chosen'as the most
feasible entrance for the Austrian troops into
. ardinian territory.
ilrtos from all Rations.
David Mann, one of the oldest citizens of
Bedford, died a few days ago. He was Auditor Gem-rat
of the State under Gov. Shult/.&nd tilled other important
public tation*.and was considered one of the most promi
nent and talented mru of that (lay.
—lt is reported that the New York and
Krie Kailrnad Company will extend their road trom Lit
tle Valley to the city of Erie. This should have been
done years ago.
—The Klmira A'lrer titer states that a Tele
scope has been purchased for the Kitnira Female College.
It originally cost $2,200, and lias a magnifying power of
Dr.l) It. B. Brower,of the late American,
having returned from Danville to Butler con tv. was com
plimented with the public presentation of a gold watch
from his personal friends.
Last week in the Court of Common Picas
of Lancaster county, a Germsm woman named Catharine
Heller, a denizen of Columbia borough, made formal ap
plication, and was sworn and admitted as a citizen of the
t'nited States. Mrs. Teller was the first woman that has
ever been naturalized iu that county.
—Letters from L T tah say that Brigharn
Voting's health is rapidly failiug and that be means to fiy
—lt is stated that Judge Greenwood, of
Arkansas, was tendered and has accepted the position of
Commissioner of Indian Affairs, wade vacant by the res
ignation of Governor Denver.
Hon. Daniel E. Sickles has returned to
New York, and is staying with an intimate friend. He is
said to live very retired.
—Real estate operations are carried on in
Philadelphia to an enormous extent. S > much property
has not changed hands in the same time for many years
—The Chicago Press says of the crop pros
pects : " The news from the interior with regard to the
coming crops is cheering. The winter'wheat in Illinois is
coming forward rapidly, avd we hear of several places
where the spring wheat i some inches above the ground.''
—The papers of Wisconsin speak favorably
of the appearance of the wheat crop. The Lst two years
have been disastrous. A third failure would be ruinous
to that State.
—A clerical friend up town characterizes
his cat as a blackleg, because she is all the time gambol
ling. He says she plays very high, but is not partial to
A letter from Texas states that Gen Sam.
Houston is the candidate for Governor in that State of
the independent or anti-convention Democrats, in opposi
tion to Governor Kunncls,the candidate of the convention
Bnshnell, one of the Obcrlin slave rescuers
lias been sentenced to sixty days imprisonment in the
county jail, at Cleveland, Ohio, SGOO fiue, and the costs of
the Kentucky officers arrested for kidnapping.
Morrissey and Hecnan appear to be on
the most friendly terms. They gave a sparring match at
the National Theatre, Boston. Their final set-to is de
scribed a* having been " a very satisfactory* affair."
—The Leavenworth Time*, extra, of May 3,
has a new version of the Western gold stories, viz : that
the statements cf no gold are put in circulation by those
who wish to put a stop to the large emigration. The Times
publishes a letter from A. C. Smith, dated Denver City,
April -sth, to the effect th.it his investigations of the gold
country are of a favorable character. Some miners arc
making ten dollars a day, while in one case as high as
high as forty dollars was obtained.
—The Detroit Advertiser, of May 7th, learns j
upon reliable authority, that seventy fugitive slaves late- j
Iv arrived in Canada by one train from the interior of I
Tennessee, probably the largest number that ever escaped
in one company- The week before, companies of twelve,
seven, and five were safely landed, making a total within
about a week of ninety four.
Mr. Bigelow writes from Naples that Sen
ator Sumner is looking extremely well, much better than
w hen he last saw him in Xew York. He is encouraged to
anticipate an eutire recovery by autumn.
—Mr Thomas J. Albright, of Pa , has been
nppointed by the Secretary of the Interior, to a third-class :
clerkship in the General Laud Office.
—The inhabitants of Chatham, in Massa
ceusetts, gave a unanimous vote against the two years' i
amendment. The people of Hull were unanimous in favor '
of the proposition.
F. Q. J. Umsted, a lawyer in New York,
and a Philadelphian by birth, killed himself by a pistol
shot, at his residence, on Tuesday. Although there is
nothing certain known as to whether it was by accident
or design, though the presumption is strong that he com
—The American bark ( George Strieker,
while off the Brazilian coast, was twice fired into by a
British man-of-war. The captain hoisted his colors, and
sheered off before her name could be discovered.
—At the Southern Convention, in Yicksburg
resolutions were offered by Mr. Sprat', of South Carolina,
favorable to opening the slave trade. General Foote de
nounced Mr. Spratt's resolutions as high treason.
—The Nary Department, in accordance with
the law passed last session, has abolished the coal agen
cies. These positions were the most lucrative under the
government. Coal is to be purchased hereafter as other
material for the navy.
—lt is stated that Gen. Johnston, who has
command of the Utah Department of the Army, will re
turn to the States this Spring on a visit, if affairs in Utah
shall then wear the same lavorable aspect as at present.
—The Republic of Hayti has commissioned
two colored gentlemen, Touisant and Merdon, as Minis
ters to London where they have been received officially.
—There are in the State of Oregon 135
flour mills, with the capacity of producing 250,000 bar
! rel. per annum.
Maj. J as. Burns, of Juniata township, Bed
ford county, has reached the green old age of one hundred
years and six months. He was a soldier during the revo
A family in Manchester, X. 11., named
Chamlierlain, have, for the last five years, kept the corpse
of an infant in the house as a pet. They were forced to
inter it by the authorities a few days since.
—lt is stated that there are now printed in
the limits of our Union not less than four thousand news
pu|>ers, at least five hundred of them daily, and five liun.
—ln Longworth's Wine-House there is
< enough wine, of last year's growth, to fill 00,000 bottles.
The entire amount of wine on band is estimated at up
wards of X'TO.OOO bottles.
Strawberries and all kinds of vegetables
are Incoming plenty in Charleston and Savannah, having
ripened this year much earlier than usual.
A few nights ago a woman was killed on
the Sun bury and Erie Railroad, below Williamsport, by
the Northern Central train going south. She was on fhe
tiack, the locomotive striking her, and throwing her a
considerable distance. She died during the night, and
was buried the next morning.
—Hydrophobia is frightfully prevalent, in
the northern part of Lebanon county, among the dogs
Several rabid dogs were Willed in East Hanover last week,
and a number that had been bitten, shared the same fate.
Several hogs and cattle have also been tiitten.
—llev.Gorge Lane, one of the oldest clergy
men in the Methodist Episcopal Church, died at Wilkes
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THE APPROACHING STATE CONVENTION.
Under a curiously worded call of the State
■ Committee, of which HENRY W. FCI.I.KR is
| chairman, a State Convention will be held at
! Hurrisburg, 011 the Bth proximo, for the pur-
I pose of nominating candidates to be supported
!by the "Opposition" in this State. The Re
i publicans of this County have elected delegates
i to this Convention, and we presume that it will
! embrace all those opposed to the present Na.
1 tional Administration. We must confess, that
; while we are no great sticklers for names, we
: do not exactly fancy this attempt to ignore the
, term " Republican,'' for the senseless cognomen
| of " Opposition," or " People's party." A party
: which has no higher aim than to "oppose" the
- measures of a National Administration, though
that Administration may be faithless to cor.
| rect principles and abandoned and corrupt, is
! ephemeral, unstable and unreliable. Its exis
tence depending upon the demerits of others,
it may to day, be lifted upon the topmost wave
of success, and to-morrow be sunk iuto the low
est depths of defeat. Any party, to be suc
-1 cessful, or even to be worthy of confidence,
| should be founded upon the eternal principles
of Truth and Progress. It should present to
the consideration of the thoughtful, correct
1 and beneficent measures of public welfare and
improvement, which, in due time, shall win
their way to the public heart and mind, and
become the settled policy of the nation. To
take advantage of the misdeeds of others, may
suit the demagogue, and answer for the pur
' pose of the day, but the far-seeing and enlight
: ened statesman, will place his dependence upon
I the almighty force and importance of truth,
and the honesty and intelligence of the people.
We see an attempt, or rather a willingness,
in certain quarters, to ignore the existence of
the Republican party of the country, aud to
, evade the issues which that party was formed
to meet. In times of great financial distress,
! the public mind may be drawn from the real
■ and great issues which arc surely working their
way to a solution in the destiny of the country,
but as prosperity again dawns, and business
resumes its natural channel, we come back to
' the great, living issue, to find that the antago
nism between Free and Slave Labor is stili as
irreconcilable as ever, and that the grasping
spirit of the Slave Oligarchy is still threaten-
ing the interests of the Free white meu of the
North. There are those, we know, too timid
for this battle, who endeavor to shut their eyes
to this fact. They regard temporary success
as preferable to the ultimate triumph of cor
rect principles. Such men, while they profess
sympathy with the objects of the Republican
party, are nevertheless, unwilling to adopt its
name, or publicly avow its doctrines.
Such we have no doubt will be found
in the comiug State Convention. Indeed, as
victory seems almost within our grasp, we
should not he surprised if they would attempt
to control it, so as to shape its action within
their own timid and narrow-minded policy. If
allowed full scope, they would have a party
without head, or body, or tail—a nondescript
—having no object except opposition to some
body else. It is n favorite plan of some of the
Pennsylvania politicians that they should have
nothing to advocate. Such men are actuated
by the most mercenary motives, and success is
their certain destruction. We hope to see the
State Convention put in nomiuation good men
—men of character and ability—and then lay
down a platform which shall stand the test of
time—which will assert the principles of Hu
man Freedom—vindicate the interests of North
ern Freemen—set forth the wants of the Com
monwealth—and repudiate the corruption and
wickedness of the National Administration.—
The people will expect a bold and plain asser
tion of principles at that Convention. Should
it be done, the battle of 1860 will be an easy
conquest, but should weakness and vascillation
prevail, disaster and defeat may overtake us.
FOREIGN NEWS. —By the arrival of three •
European steamers at New York on Saturday
and Sunday, we are placed in possession of
profoundly interesting intelligence to the 3d :
inst. The Austrian troops passed the Sardin
ian frontier in the night of the 29th ultimo,
in three different bodies, amounting in the ag
gregate to 120,000 men. In the interval be
tween that date and the latest information
reaching us they had advanced to the river
Sesia ; and a heavy body, supposed to have a 1
formidable siege-train in attendance, had ap- !
peared before the strongly fortified city of
C'asale. No resistance to these movements had
been offered bv the Sardinians. In the mean
time the French forces were pouring into Pied
mont, by sea and monntain pass, until more than
80,000 men were available for the active aid
of Sardinia, whenever the moment of collision
should present itself. The head-quarters of
the Piedmontese army was at Alessandria,
where King VICTOR EMMANUEL, with the two
Freucb General?, BARAGIAT D'HII.I.IERS and
NIEL were in consultation with him. The
French troops were moving forward from Susa
on the west, and from Genoa on the south.—
It was hardly possible that many days could
elapse without a conflict. Parma had follow
ed the example of Tuscany, in expelling its
Duchess, and declaring fcr Sardinia. The
spirit of revolution was rife throughout the
entire peninsula. The Austrian manifesto de
claring war was issued April 29, and on May
1 was responded to by an article in the .1 Lmi
leur. France had terminated all hope of paci
fication by declining the mediation of England
on the ground that the omission of Russia
would be an insult to that Power.
HON. G. A. GROW ON LAND REFORM. —The
N. Y. Times says that "The Flora Fete at
Palace Garden, in aid of the Horticultural
School for females, which had been interrupt
ed by tire rains of Tuesday and Wednesday
was revived on Thursday evening, in all the
glory of its perfumed beauties. The announce
ment of a speech from Hon. GALUSHA A. GROW
the eloquent and popular representative in Con
gress from Pennsylvania, combined with the
standard attractions of the Fete, drew togeth
er a large concourse of ladies and gentlemen,
who appeared equally delighted with the flowers
the paintings, the music, and the speech. At
8 o'clock Mr. GROW ascended the platform of
the large hall of the Garden, and was intro
duced to the audieuce by Mr. PRICE, who pre
faced the introduction by a few remarks ex
planatory of the objects of the Festival. He
also read a note from HENRY WARD BEECHER,
stating prior engagements, and the inclemency
of the weather, as an excuse for not speaking
at the Festival on Wednesday evening, and
promising to do so at the earliest opportunity.
Mr. GROW then addressed the audience iu
an eloquent speech of about forty minutes up
on the subject of land reform.
At the close of Mr. GROWS remarks, resolu
tions were read and adopted approving of the
sentiments of the speaker, and eulogizing hiin
for the firm stand he had taken nnd the able
manner in which he had supported the princi
ples of laud reform iu the Congress of the Uuit
The packet-ship William Tapsrotl,
Captain BELI., arrived at Xew York on Fri
day in thirty-one days from Liverpool, bring
ing seven hundred and twenty-six Mormon
emigrants, including women and children. One
half of them are from England, Scotland,
Ireland and Wales, and the other half from
Norway, Sweden und Denmark. Tbey are a
better class than the average of European
emigrants. With the exception of some seven
ty-five, who remain at the East, the whole
party leaves for Florence in Nebraska Territory.
THE AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY. —At the An
niversary meeting on Wednesday, resolutions
denouncing the African Slave Trade as inhuman
and unchristian were voted down, the pro
slavery men having everything their own way.
Their action will doubtless be quoted with
great gusto in South Carolina and Georgia,
and it would have given great pleasure to the
late King of Dahomey if it had transpired iu
A GOLREV WEDDING.— CoI. Joseph Paxton
and wife, of Cattawissa, Pennsylvania, recent
ly celebrated their golden wedding. They
were married and have lived in the same quiet
village fifty years, and upon this p'easing
occasion gathered around their table children
grand-children, and great grand-children, wor
thy descendants of a noble sire.
Col. Paxton is now seventy-three years old
but to look at his noble form and inanly bear
ing, and to hear him converse with all the ar
dor and vigor of a man of forty, one would in
deed marvel that Time had laid his hand so
lightly upon him. He is emphatically a self
made man, and some of the best and most im
portant improvements of onr State are indebt
ed to his indomitable will and untiring energy
for their construction. lie has very truly been
styled 'The Father of the Catawissn Railroad/
and where could another be found with suffici
ent mentai calibre to conceive such a mighty
project, and possessing the perseverance requi
site to its accomplishment ?— liar. Union.
figy The New Voik and Erie Railroad
Company are now running Sleeping Cars upon
their night trains each way. We examined
one of the cars in use on this road the other
day, and were highly gratified with the con
venience and beauty of its arrangement. The
wide gunge gives them one advantage which
can be attained on no other road. But the
arrangements otherwise are really luxurious.
Every possible convenience which ingenuity
can devise are to be found in these cars. Aod
when we say they have been got up under the
superintendence and management of William
E Rutter, Esq., no one knows that gentleman
will regard this as too high praise for the work
which comes from his his hands. The plan of
the car is that of Capt. Eli Wheeler of Elmira,
and is acknowledged to be superior to any
other in use.
EFFECTS OF THE WAR. —The Philadelphia
Nor',k American, speculating upon the proba
ble effects on this country of the war in Europe
says that breadstuff's already appreciate in
value, and on this point we shall obtain some
small advantage. We have little to spare,
however, and cannot get rich by sending
abroad, because the whole country in the in
terior has nothing to send. The cotton grow
ing States will be losers by as much as the
grain growing sections will gain. Shipping
will find employment, perhaps, but generally
the effect of the European troubles on us will
be confusing and injurious, rather than to pro
mote healthy trade.
POTATOF.S. —The Norfolk A rgux says, "vre
noticed new potatoes on the wharf on Satur
day for shipment to Baltimore. There were
but few, however, aud they were certainly,
very ' small potatoes.' A large quantity of
peas are being shipped from this port to the
Northern cities, where they sell at good pay
LOCAL AND GENERAL.
COURT PROCEEDINGS. —The Court sentenced
the persons convicted the first week, as follows :
William Bailey, found guilty of rape, sentenced to
Eastern State Penitentiary for the term of seven years.
Michael Dacey, convicted of malicious mischief, sen
t:nced to Penitentiary, for one year.
William H. White, convicted of malicious mischief, sen
tenced to Penitentiary for two years.
James Cole, convicted of assault and battery with in
tent to kill, sentenced to Penitentiary for two years.
Jason Chapin, convicted of incest, sentenced to Peni
tentiary for two years.
Seymour Willcoks, convicted of larceny, was sentenced
to the House of Refuge.
Sanderson and Kingsbury vs. Jacob A. H'eller and j
Abram Merrill Suit in ejectment for a lot of land in i
Athens twp. Plaiutiff"s take a nun pros.
Adalint B. Morley, 4"c- vs. R. IV. Coolbaugh and Geo.
Cootbaugh.— This was an action for damages for injuries
sustained by plaintiff during an affray on the 3d of July •
last. After plaintifTs evidence had been given in, the
Court direct the Jury to find a verdict in favor of R. W. |
Coolbaugh. The suit was then proceeded with, (George ]
Coolbaugh defendant,) and the Jury return a verdict of
$5O for plaiutiff.
A. E. Uupontv. Charles Sill,Josejjh Sill and John
Brant —Suit for balance due on bond given for purchase
money of laud. Verdict for plaintiff for $243,23.
John C. Park v. James Moore— Suit brought for dam
ages for slanderous words spoken. The plaintiff's evi
dence being given, the Court direct the Jury that they i
find a verdict in favor of the defendant.
tes"The starting time of the " Gazelle " |
packet, from this place, is 14 o'clock, P. M., instead of 1*
o'clock, as we previously announced.
tes?"Tlie Elmira papers are bragging over
the performance of So. 2 Fire Engine of that place which
recently threw water 201 feet horizontally. Frankln
No. 1, of this place, a second-class machine, of Button's
make, on the 2d of July last, forced water 204 feet hori
zontally from the end of the pipe.
aJ~Several brook trout have recently been
caught in the shute of the dam at this place. One
caught last week, by shutting off the water, measured
15 inches in length and weighed Ift Ojoz. The sight of
this " speckled beauty" caused quite an excitement
amongst our fishermen.
PIANO FORTES IN ELMIRA. —In another col
umn, will be found the advertisement of a Piano Forte
Manufactory located in Elmira. Messrs. ELIASON,
GREENER & Co , not only manufacture Pianos them
selves, which command a ready sale as fast as they can
build them, hut they keep constantly on hand a large as
sortment of Pianos manufactured in the Eastern cities.
One of their instruments is owned and used in this place,
and gives great satisfaction, having the reputation of be
ing one of the finest Pianos in town.
Those desiring to purchase a Piano will do well to give
them a call, as they will be certain of procuring what
they bargain for.
To show the estimation in which the pianos manufac
tured by this firm are held by comjictent and distinguish
ed artists who have used them, we copy the following let
NEW YORK, July 16,1856.
MESSRS. ELIASON. GREENER k Co.
Gentlemen : —Permit me to thank you most heartily for
the Piano Forte, of your manufactory, which you loanded
me, and on which I performed at Mad'ell Teresa Parodi's
Concert, in your city. 1 was delighted with the superior
tone and fine touch of your pianos. Having examined
your instruments, I recommend them heartily to all who
wish to possess a solidly constructed and superior toned
instrument. Wishing you success and prosperity, 1 re
main gentlemen, yours truly.
ELMIRA, Sept. 24, 1856.
Gentlemen : —While thanking you for the use of a pi
ano at our Concert last evening, permit roe to add a few
words in recommendation of your pianos. For quality
and beauty of tone, they equal the best pianos in the Uni
ted States. The Patent Double SouDding. Damps .and Su
perior Circular Scale, are improvements which fully enti
tle your pianos, (in that respect.) to the superiority you
claim ; while placing the Key-board in the centre of the
instrument, adds much to the genera! symmetry. My ad
miration of your instruments has induced roe to write
this ; and you may rest assured that wherever I may be,
I shall only be too happy to recommend tbem to the mu
Respectfully yours, ANTHONY IIEIFF, Jr.
Pianist to " l'yne and Harrison's English Opera Troupe."'
tee" We are assured by an occasional cor
respondent, who is constantly traveling in the county,
that the crops of winter grain are very promising ; far
i mers say they never knew the rye and wheat to lcok bet
! tcr, if as well, and the appearances are, that the harvest
j will be several days earlier than usual. The timely rains
I of last week, together with the line weather which fol
■ lowed, brought forward vegetation with surprising rapid
ity. Grass is also looking finely, indeed, the whole coun
try seems teeming with prospective blessings for man and
| lieast, and with unanimous voice demands from us a tri
; bute of thanksgiving aud praise, to 44 Him whocausetb it
| to rain on the earth and satisfy the desolate and waste
ground, and to cause the bud of the Under herb to spring
WAVERLY NOVELS K> R THE MILLION. —That
j enterprising firm of publishers, T. B. Peterson k Bro's.,
: Philadelphia, have just begun an undertaking which can
not fail to be beneficial to the whole reading community
We allude to the edition of Sir Walter Scott's novcls.now
! in course of publication by them, and which is to be com
pleted in twenty-six volumes, at twenty-five cents a piece,
or five dollars for the whole. These Tolumes are printed
; in double column octavo, and each will contain about one
■ hundred and twenty-five pages. The entire sett of twen-
I ty-six volumes will be mailed, free of postage, to any per
| son remitting five dollars to the publishers. This is an
opportunity, never before had, for obtaining the Waverly
Novels entire, at a price within the means of everybody ;
for it is the cheapest edition ever published, and for those
who remit five dollars, aud thus subscribe for the series,
secure each volume for less than twenty cents. The price
of the Edingburgh edition, from which this edition is re
printed, is seventy two dollars. Very properly have Pe
terson k Brothers called this the 44 Edition for the Million,"
for they ought to get a million subscribers to it, in this
reading nation, and doubtless will. THE ABBOTT, form
ing the sixth volume of their scries of the Waverly Nov
els is printed.
TO SCHOOL DIRECTORS. —Your attention is
called especially to the extract from the School laiw upon
I the top of the second page of the annual reports, also, to
| the last clause of the instructions on fourth page.
It will be seen by the first, that the repoita must be for
warded on or before the Ist Monday in June, and by the
second that the refusal or neglect to report will cause the
forfeiture of the State appropriation. But very few of
these reports have been received. It is hoped that they
will all be in within the specified time.
Eleven of the districts have not yet forwarded the fbur
; months' certificate. The State appropriation can be
drawn at any time after this document has been received
by the department, the amount will then be put in the
treasury to pay teachers orders for the winter schools.
U. R. C.
*&"Tlie Bradford County Medical Society
J met at the Odd Fellow's Hall, in the Borough of Towan
da. May 4, 1859, and was called to order by the President,
j C. K. Ladd. On calling the roll the following members
answered to their names Dr. C. K. Ladd, Towanda ;
Dr. Volney Hornet, Camptown ; Dr. T. F. Madill, Wysox;
Dr. Benjamin DeWitt, Leßaysvllle ; Dr. G. F. Horton.
Terrytown ; Dr. W. L. Clagett, Standing Stone , Dr. A
K. Axtell, Troy ; Dr. D. Holmes. Canton ; Dr. G. H.
Morgan, Monroe; Dr. H. P. Moody, Frenchtown ; Dr.
E. P. Allen, Smitbficld ; Dr. C. T. Bliss, Leßoy: Dr. C M.
Turner, Towanda ; Dr. E. H. Mason, Towanda. The pro
ceedings of the last meeting were read and adopted.
A large number of Medical and Surgical cases were pre
sented, which were examined and prescribed for, after
which reports of cases were received.
Dr. Turner reported a case of suddeu death from disease
of the heart.
Dr. Morgan reported a case of acute tthcumuilT*
cessfully treated with veratrium veiride,
Dr. Ulagett reported & case of Purpura U* u ,
Dr. Allen a case of Polypus Uteri. *'*•
Dr. Bliss a caMof injury of the Labia Pudendi
Dr. Moody a case of Typhoid Pneumonia.
Dr. Madill exhibited two large concretions Da a
Dr. Morgan offered the following resolution, .
were adopted : •
Whereas, in the discharge of professional
cornea us as guardians of the sanitary interests'rl 1 '
pic, to guard against the invasion of infection?i* I**-
and Whereas, experience has fully deiu„ Uß t raf A
\ accine Virus has deteriorated to such a iW? at lfc '-
°nly in part prophylactic in consequence Tr",** h
length of time that ha elapsed since original!. ' *■
genuine from the cow, and having passed the P . rocur e<i
tutions of Scrofulous,herpetic and other
rendering it wholly unfit for use. bunts,
Resolved, That the President appoint a r„~.
five members, whose duty it shall be to procnw.k' ll '* f
ine virus from the cow. and furnish an
to the society, that each member may obtain t£
the genuine aud reliable prophvlacti, again?
Pox. s'usiiue >5,^.;
Resolved, That this Committee write an orivi
on the subject of Vaccination and hav.- the tai ' 'I
ed in our county papers pro bono publico. " lnepu^''t
Drs. Morgan, Bliss. Mason, Ulagett aud Holme,
appointed said Committee.
Drs. Horton, DeWitt and Axtell were appoints s
tary Committee, to report to the State Medical s,„
Drs. Bliss and Allen were elected delegate, ao-Tp''
Horton and Mason alternates to atteud the next*
of the State Society. Dr. Horton offered the dy"
resolution which was unanimously adopted •
Resolved, That the thanks of this Society l
tendered to the Odd Fellow's Lodge of TN
rough for the use of their Hall on this occas ?
Adjourned to meet at the Odd Fellow's Ha'!
Borough of Monroe, on the 6th day of July nwt ' , *
o'clock, A.M. E. H. MASON, Secret")
ftarThe attention of Farmers is directed * j
the advertisement of the Tioga Point Agricultural w
in another column. ot "
BURNED TO DEATH.— We are requested bv
the father of the deceased to publish the f o j"
lowing : On April 20th, at South Cauaan"
Wayne county, a young man aged fifteen tea-j
met with a shocking death in the following
manner Miles Carey, the deceased, in com
pany with two other boys—Win. Haien 20
and Stephen Swingle, 18 years old—were out
on the evening mentioned tor the purpose of
serenading a newly-married couple. Sometime
in the night they procured a lot of fowls from
the barn of Jonathan Swingle, and kindled a
fire in a neighboring field for the purpose oi
roasting them. Overcome by intoxication and
fatigue, the boys lay down and fell asleep, and
sometime during the night the clothes
Carey caught fire und he was burned in' soch
a manner that he died on the following Fri
A TERRIBLE ATONEMENT.— AIfred Hood,
aged thirty-five, was recently sent to the Insane
Asylum, near Cincinnati, having been crazed
by remorse on account of a former too irreat
intimacy with the wife of auother man. He
thought the husband was pursuing him to take
his life. On the 4th, he fancied that the hn<-
band was about to drag him to hell, and think
ing his life would be au atonement for what
he had done, he severed his head almost entire
ly from his body with a razor.
DAVID R. ATCHISON, says a correspondent
of the Boston Journal , still enjoys the sweets
of private life on his plantation in Clinton
county, Mo. During a recent revival of religion
in that section, he seemed seriously inclined ;
and some of his relatives, who are zealous and
and consistent Methodists, really had hope o'
his conrcrsiou. But just then some friend sent
him a barrel of his favorite old rye whiskey
(like Mr. Buchanan, he drinks notbing but old
rye), he returned to his idol, and from that
day lie lias been the same old " Dave "Atchi
son as of yore.
In Terrytown, at the house of the bride's father. April
28th,"by Rev. G. W. Jackson. Mr. MYRON BABCOCK
to Miss MARY P. JONES, both of Terrytown.
On Sunday, the Bth inst.. at Phillipsburgli. N'.J.,bvßn.
P. L. Jacques, J. RUSSELL DI'TTOX, of I'hillipsHurgh.
to Miss JENNIE A. CRANDAL, o! I'ike, Bwtlf rd
On Monday. Mnv 2d. bv Iter. J. S. Dewing, Mr JAMKS
L. LESfER, to Mrs. NANCY CATHARINE Kt'DV.
both of Browntowu.
S UT H V EYING.
TO LAXL) HOLDERS AND LAND
DEALERS. The subscriber having located perrav
: ncntly iu Herrickville, tenders his servh is as Lane -
j veyor, to all who may need them. He nr Jesses tot*
| thorough in his profession, and having had ten ."j 1 ' 4
• practice and being provided with a first class termer In
strument, by the arrangement of which, he can (treaty
expedite work and overcome the numerous sauces er
ror so preva'ent in the ordinary practice, and the cause
of so much litigation in this country.
Orders by letter properly attended to.
1 H. S. HAXXA.
Herrickville, Bradford County, Pa. —May 14-
_L to me by note or book account, arc hereby n-itife
that the same must he settled by the Ist day June J* 1 *
or cost will be made. M. T. CARR"- K-
Towanda. May IK, 1859.
WOOLT WOOLTT WOOL! '!
Ifk fil W\ l BS WANTED !—The bis}-
D '•' AJv est market price in Cash will be pay
WOOUa* M.E. S)LOMO.\>
EXTRA FAMILY FLOUR, wholesale and reta-- ■
sale at lowest cash prices at M. E. SOLOMON
Towanda May 16,1989.
BRADFORD RAILROAD AND COAL COMPANV S OFTtiS-
Philadelphia, May 12, P ■'
XTOTIf'E—.A special meeting of the stockholders in ;
l\ BRADFORD ItAII. BO Vl> k UOALUO..wi
in room No. 24, Merchant's Exchange, in Phil* l <w '
on Monday. June 20th proximo, to accept or reject a ■!
piemen t to the charter of the Company, approved, .
19, 1859. By order of the board of directors.
May, 16, I's.ML ABR. B. PERKINS.PrMf- .
Eliason, Greener 6c Co.
Piano Forte Manufacturers,
AND MUSIC PUBLISHERS,
No. 51, Water-at., Elmira.
TN ADDITION TO A LARGE ASS0B1;
JL ment of our own manufatcured Piano Fortes.
have now been in use for years, and have been pro® .
ed by Mons. STKACKOSCH and other eminent A" '
unsurpassed in touch, tone and durability, we have *
stock of the world-wido celebrated .
"Chicbering 6l Sons," Boston: Grac
and Square Piano Portes,
who have received thirty-four medals in Europe and v
ica for the best Piano Portes. We have also
Raven, Bacon 6c Co.'s.
Piano Fortes, which are undoubtedly preferable 4
other makers in New York. ,hnte 1"-'
Bcicg manufacturers ourselves, we get
strum en ts on the most favorable terms. enat>nni;-
sell them to dealers and Seminaries at their re go'"
I sale prices.
Carhart, Needham 6c Co.'s, Melodeo •
Mr. Carhart being the original inventor of the# vt .
| struments, and the same having all the valuabit Uj
| raents, it is only jn tto say thev are *' *
A large assortment of SHEET MUSIC- . t j,j
One of our tirtnhaving had long experic > \y,re
branch, parties at distance not able to vw
rooms, may rely on his selections. par-
The best of Kalian String- 4 . Violins. ( 'Wt: lsS |>'-
ticular attention is paid to the selection
Ulod~.n, TO BSNT. ..I > * - "*
country t extremely low prices- „ or sn y other
Parties wishing to purchase 1 nwo For firt( . fn
Musical Merchandize, and save from
cent., will please •}„\ T-
May 16, 1859. •> Water Street,
WI. DITTRICP, is asviit for the