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Judge Douglas Defines his Position.
WASHINGTON, June 22. 1853.
My Dear Sir : I hnve received yo'tr let
ter iuqniring whether my friends are at liberty
to present my name to the CharlestonCortven
tion for the Presidential noniination. Before
the question can be filially determined, it will
lie necessary to understand distinctly upon
what issues the canvass is to be conducted. If
as I have full faith they will, the democratic
party shall determine in the Presidential elee
tion'of 1860 to adhere to the principles embodi
ed in the compromise measures of 1850, and
ratified by the people in the Presidential elec
tion of 1852, and reaffirmed in the Kansas-
Nebraska act of 1854, and incorporated into
the Cincinnati Platform of 1856, as expounded
by Mr. Buchanan in his letter accepting the
nomination, arid approved by the people—in
that event my friends will be nt liberty to
present my name to the convention if they see
proper to do so. If, on the contrary, it shall
become the policy of the democratic party—
which I cannot anticipate—to repudiate these
their timehonored principles, on which we have
achieved so many patriotic triumphs, and if, in
lien of them, the Convention shu'l interpolate
into the creed of the party snch new issues as
the revival of the African slave trude, or a
Congressional slave code for the territories, or
the doctrine that the Constitution of the Uni
ted States either establishes or prohibits slavery
in the territories beyond the powers of tho peo
ple legally to control it as other property, it is
due to candor to say that, in such an event, I
could not accept the nomination if tendered to
me. Trusting that this answer will be deemed,
I am, very respectfully, your friend,
S. A. I)oi*GLA3.
To J. B. Dorr, Esq., Dubuque, lowa,
TOE ZOCAVF.S —The Zouaves, one tho most
efficient arois of the French service, are thus
" The dress of the Zonvo is that of the
Arab pattern ; the cap is a loose fig, or skull
cap, of scarlet felt, with a tassel; a turban is
worn over this fuli dress ; a cloth vest and
loose jacket, which leave the neck unencum
bered by collar, stock, or cravat, cover the up
per part of his body and allow free movement
of the arms ; the scarlet pants arc of the loose
Oriental pattern, and arc tucked under garters
like those of the foot rifles of the guard the
overcoat is a loose cloak with a hood ; the
Chasseurs wear a similar one. The men say
that this dress is the most convenient possible
and prefer it to any other. The Zouaves arc
all Freuch ; th;v are selected from among the
old campaigners for their tine physique and
tried courage, and have certainly proved that
they are, what their apperance would indicate
the most reckless, self-reliant and complete in
fantry that Europe can produce. With his
graceful dress, soldierly hearing, and vigilant
attitude, the Zouave at an outpost is the beau
ideal of a soldier. They neglect no opportunity
of adding to their personal comforts ; if there
is a stream in the vicinity, the party marching
on picket is sure to bo amply supplied with
fishing rods, Ac ; if anything is to be had, the
Zouaves ere quite certain to obtain it. Their
movements are the most light and graceful I
have never seen ; the stride is long, hut the
foot seems scarcely to touch the ground, and
the march is apparently made without effort
Col. FORXF.Y publishes in the Press, June *24,
a retrospect of bis position in favor of and in
opposition to the Administration party, and
utterß a warning :
"Those who hold office, bore and closwhere
busy themselves in carrying out the orders of
their masters at Washington, and we have it
already announced that they have consummat
ed their plans, and intend taking possession of
the next Democratic State Convention which
i to send delegates to Charleston, as they took
possession of the last two of these Conventions,
and succeeded in plunging the party into al
most irretrievable minority. We have no ap
peals to make to such men as these, of course.
They fight for pay, never inquiring into the
morality of the contest, and looking only
to the responsibility of their employers. Power
ful as they are, and chiefly so because they
have little else to do but to carve the work
that lias been marked out for them, they are
numerically the most contemptible minority,and
the slightest understanding amongst honest
Democrats would result in putting tiiein as com
pletely into the shade ns if they had been dis
franchised by law. The interest to which we
appeal is a sensitive, patriotic, disinterested
element. We appeal to the Democratic masses
against these men, and to the high-toned
leaders of public opinion in the Democratic
Party. To surrender to, or to remain silent
nnder the manoeuvres of the Administration
in the State, is simply to precipitate the Demo
cratic Party of Pennsylvania into a long night
WHAT A JEALOUS WOMAN run BEFORE SHE
FAINTED.—In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, last
week, a lady returning from a nnrning drive,
on approaching the room usually occupied by
herself and husband, heard voices. She stop
ped, listened, placed her eye to the key-hole,
and saw, to her horror, a woman standing on
the fioor, and her husband in the same room,
fixing a shawl over her shoulders. Enraged
at the infidelity of her husband, she went to
the hall, took down a loaded shot gun, return
ed, cocked the gun, opened suddenly the door
and deliberately shot the strange woman in
the back. Her husband screamed, when the
excited and abused wife fainted. On having
returned to consciousness, she learned that the
woman who had supplanted her in the affec
tions of Mr. was one of those frames for
exhibiting shawls and mantillas on which he
that morning had brought from the store to be
rctrimmed by his wife, in her usnal tasty style.
Not fiuding his wife in, he was looking at the
figure, and fixing it up as a surprise for her,
when her sudden jealousy like to have cost
him his life.
te?" Dr. Gamaliel Bailey, editor of the
l\atumal Era, died at sea,on board tle steam
er Arngo, bound for Havre, on the sth of the
present month. Dr. Bailey had for some years
been suffering from chronic dyspepsia, which
had so enfeebled bis system that on the 28th
of May left the United Slates, in company
with his eldest son, to regain his health by a
tour in Europe.
MAS SCOT.—During a melee at Chambers
burg, Pa., or. last Saturday night, one ol tLe
combatants drew a revolver and shot into the
accidentally wounding a young man who was
a friend, iu the neck, so severely that he i3iiot
expected to recover. The ana who fired
the shot has been arrested and placed ia jail
w await the resalt of the injury
£1 *tos from all Rations.
—Frederich Buseh, of IndinnrapoHs, who
vrpnt to Europe, some weeks since, on a visit to his old
friends, w.is claimed, on his arrival in Prussia, as con
script and forced into the army to do three years sciv.ee.
-—The iron temple, ordered by the State of
Virginia, to be erected over the grave of PrcsideuL Mou
n>e, has been completed by a Philadelphia manufacturer.
It is a Gothic structure -I feet high, 11 feet long and 8
Mr. Pullup, coming home late, " pretty
full," finds the walking very slippery, and exclaims:
" V-er very siug'iar ; wh-when-ever water freezes it alius
fr-freezes with the slippery side up."
A man named Osburn, a door-keeper of
Dan Rice's Circus, is now under arrest at Albany, charged
with killing a hoy by striking him on the head with a
club, while the boy was attempting to creep under the
Mr. Joseph Charles, whose re-cent death
by violence in St. Louis so much excited the community,
had an insurance on his life in different offices to the
amount of $22,500. He left no will.
—Rev. George W. Quimhy, of Cincinnati,
has recovered $2,500 from an apothecary of that city, for
putting up for him belladonna instead of dandelion, by
which his health was materially injured.
A spirited woman in a highly respectable
family in Baltimore, caught her husband the other day
in the act of breaking up her hoops. The exertion, or
something else, had a singular effect upon him. Ilia hair
came out at an astonishing rate.
—The North wing of the Patent Office,
Washington, ia fast approaching completion. The last
layers of granite and marble are being laid, and ere
another Autumn it wilt be roofed in, and the exterior
work of this maguificent building will have ended.
—The members of the Democratic National
Committee havejugreed upon the 4th of June, 1860, as the
day for the meeting of the Democratic National Conven
tion at.Charleston, to nominate candidates for President
and Vice President.
—One thousand four hundred and seventy
six dogs were slaughtered in New York last week.
—Flour from Illiuois wheat, has already
been made down at Cairo. The wheat was cut on the 3d
inst., in Alexander county, thrashed on the "th and made
into flour on the 9th.
—A late visitor to Cuba divides the inhabi
tants into two classes—one of which makes a living by
manufacturing cigars, and the other by smoking them.
—The National Intelligencer figures the cost
of keeping Cuba, if we get it, at twenty-one millions per
annum, in addition to the eighty or a hundred millions
—A solid white oak tree, seven feet through
at the butt, fifty feet from the ground to the first limb,
and over eighty feet high, was felled at Centre, Wiscon
—The Massachusetts policy of holding nat
uralized voters to two years probation, appears to be dis
countenanced generally. The Ohio Republicans have
passed strong dissenting resolves, and Connecticut has
refused to adopt even a one-year's probation.
—A letter from Europe states that the
wounded Austrians, picked up after the battle of Monte
bclio, had such a terror of the French, that after having
refused all the beverages offered thera, they couli only
be induced to accept drink at the hinds of the Sisters of
—The anti Siidell Democrats of Louisiana
hold a Bolting Convention on the 4th of July. They
hive Douglas affinities, and are under the lead of Soul*.
—There will be held a National Spiritual
i i-ta' Convention at Plymouth, Mass., on the sth, Gth and
7th days of August next. Dr. If. F. Gardner, of Boston,
—The Legislature of New Hampshire has
indefinitely rejected a bill to repeal a law of that State
which requires naturalized voters to present their certifi
cate of citizenship thirty days before election.
Bob Tyler iias called the Buchanan State
Committee to meet at Harrisburg, 29th
thing must be done,'' he thinks.
The Reading Journal says the nomination
of Gen. Keim for Surveyor General Is worth at least
three thousand votes to the ticket in that ancieut citadel
of Democracy, and that they can safely promise a major
ity in Old Berks this fall!
—Wetherill A Brothers, of Philadelphia,
have addressed a public letter to Gen. Catneron, showing
the ups and downs of the manufacture of white aDd red
lead, Litharge, in the U. &. since the year 1783. The
records show a constant reduction of price to our con
sumers when our manufactures were aided by a protec
—Among the premiums of 1359, offered by
the Chenango Agricultural Society of New York, is the
following : To any young lady, under sixteen years of
age, who herself will make the best firkin of butter, a
SQt of silver spoons, worth not less than five dollars.
—The Albany Evening Journal says that
ex-President Van Buren was in that city a few days since,
lookiug as youthful as he did twenty years ago. Mr.
Van Buren is reaping, in his old age, the fruits of a well
regulated early life.
Mr. G. W. Reynolds, editor and publish
er of the Franklin Visitor, announces in the last number
of his paper that he has purchased the Standard office at
Binghamton and that he will take charge of it on or be
fore the first of next August. He oilers for sale his office
—We learn from the Elmira Daily Press
that the Snnbury and Erie Railroad is now completed to
Lock Haven. The first passenger train for Lock Haven
left Wiliiamsport Weduesday morning.
—A fire started last Thursday evening in
the wood-sheds of the New York Central Railroad at the
Lockport Junction, three miles west of Lockport, and
before it was subdued, 1,500 cords of wood had been des
—A bill has passed in the lower branch of
the Legislature of New Hampshire, by a vote of 134 to
101, making it a penitentiary offence to assist in the cap
ture of a fugitive slave.
—The ruins of a large city have been dis
covered near Hnatuleco. It is rumored that Gen. Cabos,
of the Church party, is about invading Tehuautepec.
—The diplomatic corps at Washington are
reported to entertain the opinion that a general European
war is inevitable.
—Mr. Stephen Chevalier, near Waterford,
Erie county, has a lamb born with 8 legs—4 of the legs
are right and the other 4 reversed. It is alive, and is a
wonderful freak of nature.
—A cow belonging to Levi Mast, Carnar
von twp., Berks county, gave birth to three calves re
cently. One of the calves lived but a few hours, the
ether two are thriving and " getting fat."
—A child of Mr. Peter Seiger, residing in
Allegheny county, was bitten by a rat, on the 2nd inst.,
while lying in its cradle, and died from the effects the
same day. The child was set en weeks old. It waa bit
ten in two places.
—Samuel Brandt, of New Britain twp.,
Docks county, has a mare that recently had a colt whose
head resembled the human face, and had bnt one eye
right ia the centre of the head. It died shortly after its
birth. The owner has preserved its hide.
—The news from Frazer river continues to
to be of a discouraging nature, and the shipments of gold
from there are very amalL Governor Douglas hud issued
a decree, providing for the naturalization of aliens after
a three y am residence in the territory.
E. O. GOODRICH, EDITOR.
TOW AN LJ-V :
Thursday Morning, June 30, 1859.
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B&r Tiie Reporter will not be issued next
week, as we have too much patriotism to al
low the Fourth of July to go uncelebruted.—
The next issue will be dated July 14.
THE HOMESTEAD BILL.
One of the mrst important resolutions adopt
ed at the Harrisburg Convention of June Bth,
was that in favor of a Homestead bill secur
ing to actual settlers a homestead of 160 acres
of the public lands. The Republican parry of
the State and nation are warmly in favor of this
measure ; and the fact that it is a popular
measure is already leading loofoco editors into
claiming, hypocritically.that it embraces one of
the cherished principles of the democratic
In the last Congress, under the spirited lead
of Mr. GROW, a Homestead bill passed the
House. A few democrats voted for it ; but
the bulk of the democratic strength was cast
against it while every Republican vote was
given for it and secured its passage.
On reaching the Senate, the bill was dicus
ed a short time, when one of the democratic
' leaders moved to lay it on the table. The vote
! on the measure was a tie ; every Republican
Senator voted no, while all the ayes were dem
ocrats ; and the casting vote in favor of laying
it on the table was given by Vice President
Breckinridge. The democratic party is thus
i responsible for its defeat. The few democrats
who voted with the Republicans in its favor
were constrained to do so by an overwhelming
; public opinion at home, and being compelled
! to act against their party, their deed is not to
be set down to the credit of the party whose
I lead they resisted.
The Homestead Bill is a measure of the
utmost importance to the free laboring masses
of the North. It is a measure calculated to
relieve the wide-spread calamities of our work
ing population, a beneficent appropriation,
which costs the Government almost nothing,
and is of incalculable benefit to the people ;
and yet we find it thrust aside, solely by Demo
cratic votes, to make room for the swindling
schemes of lobby adventurers, and fill the
hungry maws of political speculators with the
corrupt treasures of the Government! If the
people desire its success, as we feel assured
they do, they will look in vain for it while the
locofoco party is retained in power.
PIKE'S PEAK. —The papers of Leavenworth
and St. Louis are laboring assiduously to ninke
it appear that there is abundance of gold at
Pike's Peak. Having contributed so much to
the late furore, which led unhappy thousands
into misery and the danger of starvation, it
behooves them to turn the tide, if they can,
and this they are now attempting'. Their
columns glow with details of newly discovered
placers, aud letters without end are given, all
telling the same tale of extraordinary success
in prospecting for gold. It is remarkable,
however, that with all these tempting accounts
there comes but little of the gold itself. We
hear of any quantity of men making ten and
twenty dollars a day, and companies realizing
their thousands ; but the gold they dig does
not manifest itself. There is but one state
ment of gold received, so far, and that claims
only $1,700 as having been actually seen and
handled. We are justified, therefore, in cau
tioning all who are in danger of being led
away by these stories to wait a little, until the
actual receipts of gold from that region are
sufficient to demonstrate the truth of the pub
The statement of HORACE GREEEEY
and others by telegraph, in relation to the
Pike's Peak gold region, has been published.
It is signed by HORACE GKF.EI.EY, A. I). RICH
ARDSON and IIENRY VJLLAKD. It confirms the
reports of the existence of gold at Pike's
Peak, gives voluminous details of mining suc
cesses, and concludes with a caution to emi
grants to avoid the mines for the present, on
the grouud that for at least seven months to
come, there will be neither employment, food
uor shelter within 500 miles for the thousands
of persous already at the diggins or pressing
Kay A terrible tragedy occurred in Pitts
burgh on Friday evening. RICIIAKD JONES, a
police officer, having reason to suspect his wife
of criminal intercourse with a paramour, fol
lowed her to Birmingham Bridge, where, as
he alleges, he found the parties together, and
instantly shot his wife through the head, kill
ing her instautly. He then fired at the man,
and insists that he Bhot him, but he has not
beeu found. Alter committing the act, JONES
surrendered himself, and made a fall confession.
After shooting bis wife, he fell npou her with
a knife, and cut her very badly in the breast,
neck and hands. The woman waa 35 years
old, was formerly a wornau cf the town iu
Pittsburgh, aud the keeper of a house of ill
fame. Her maiden name was DELANY.
FOREIGN NEWS. .
By the arrival of the screw steamship lire
men, from Southampton, June 14, we have
three days later from Europe. The war in
Italy had assumed no new features. The
Austriuns had evacuated all the points held by
them on the l'o above Mantna, and were rap
idly concentrating within their famous quad
rangle. The troops heretofore retained in the
Legations were withdrawn ;afew were station
ed in Modena, the remainder gathered into the
Venitian territory. In the meantime, the Allies
were advancing along the Po and along the
northern highway toward the Alinco. A large
body of troops had already passed the Adda ;
while GARIB. I.DI, aftercapturing the important
City of Bergamo, was pressing forward upon
Brescia. It was rumored at Vienna that his
crops threatened to seize the all important
passes of the Tyrol. From Milan, the French
Emperor had taken occasion to issue an ad
dress to the Italian people, reiterating his pro
fessions of entire disintereduess ; calling upon
them to organize for their own government and
to rally to the standard of King VICTOR
EMANUEL for the expulsion of the Austriarts.
A Vienna dispatch announces that death of
that diplomatic veteran, Prince METTERNICH
In England, the Derby Administration resign
ed on the 11th, and on the same day the Queen
had requested Earl GRANVILLE to form a Min
istry. After consultation with Lord JOHN
RUSSELL, the Earl abandoned the task; when
it was assigned to Lord PALMERSTOV, who at
departure of the steamer had proceeded so far
as to secure Lord JOHN RUSSELL for the
Foreign Secretaryship, but had not completed
his Cabinet. The London Times was rapidly
placing itself in a position to support the new
Government ; and as a preliminary, had trans
ferred its editorial advocacy from the side of
the Austrians to that of the Allies. The effect
of recent events had been greatly to elate the
Money market. Consols were rising at a rate
which threatens soon to overtake the prices
anterior to the war.
IMPORTANT DECISION. —Judge Merrick, one
of the Associate Judges, of the U. S. Circuit
Court, for the District of Columbia, has just
decided, in an appeal from a decision of the
Patent office, that the willful omission of an
original inventor to apply for a patent within
two years after he becomes aware that another
is publicly using and claiming his iuveutiou,
he meantime interposing no warning or ob
jection whatever, shuts himself out entirely
from any right to a patent.
LACKAWANNA AND BLOOMSBCRG RAILROAD.—
The work on the extension of this road from
Rupert to Danville, is progressing rapidly.—
The grading has been completed to the out
.-kirts of Danville, and the rails have been laid
the greater portion of the way. It is expected
that the road will he completed and in opera
tion to Danville by the 4th pro.v.
SPNBURY AND ERIE RAILROAD.—A few days
ago a train conveying Gov. Packer, Mr. More
head, the President of the road, with some of
the directors, and others, passed over the Sun
bury and Erie railroad to within about a mile
of Lock Haven. The parties went to Lock Ha
ven where a good reception awaited them, ren
dering entire satisfaction. The road is now
completed to Lock Ilavcn.
The contract bureau of the Post-Office
Dt-partment is busily engaged in reducing the
postal service of the South western States,
with a view to retrenchment of expenses.
MASSACHUSETTS AMENDMENT. —WhiIe the
larger portion of the Democratic papers in
different sections of the country are striving to
make the Republican party alone responsible
for the odious amendment to the Constitution
of Massachusetts, it is refreshing to see that a
part of the press is disposed to " put the sad
dle on the right horse," bj stating exactly
where the responsibility rests. Of this class
is the Boston Pilot, well known an one of the
most influential Democratic organs in the
Eastern States. It shows conclusively, by
facts and figures, that the Democrats of Massa
chusetts are accountable for the amendment,
notwithstanding the declarations to the con
trary. Speaking of the position of the Repub
licans, the Pilot says :
The Republicans were by no means unani
mous in their support of the amendment. In
the county of Worcester—the strongest Re
publican county in the State—a county which
usually gives a niojarity of five thousand for
the Republican ticket—the vote was nearly
even. Several Republican papers opposed it,
and it is quite clear the Democrats could have
defeated the amendment without straining
themselves much, if they had desired to do so.
HEATH OF HENRY BiEnt.F.R ESQ. —This gen
tleman, an old resident of Harrisburg, and one
of our most wealthy and respected citizens, died
this morning, after a lingering illness The
deceased was formerly an active and influential
Democratic politician, filled the office of Clerk
of the State Senate for several years, and was
well known throughout the Stale. lie was an
honest and upright man, universally esteemed
in this community, and hi 3 loss will be deeply
felt by his family, and sincerely lamented by
our citizens generally.— Harrisburg TeU graph.
CATS AND CHILDREN. —For the purpose of
warning parents against permitting their child
ren to amuse themselves too much in fondling
cats and kittens, we publish the following from
au exchange :
Elisha Litchfield, one of the wealthiest far
mers in Saratoga county, N. Y., was bitten in
the thumb by a cat, on the Ist. On the Snn
duy following, the thumb commenced swelling
and quickly extended to the arm. Mortifica
tion set in, and on Tuesday resulted in death.
A workman in a Baltimore sngnr re
finery met his death horribly on Monday. He
fell backward irtto a vat of boiling water
When taken out his skin was all peeled from
b:s body, and restorative measures failed.
LOCAL AND GENERAL.
flQy Wo arc requested to state, that the
Regular Monthly Meeting of FRANKLIN FIRE CO. NO. 1,
will be held at the Firemen's Hall on Saturday, July 2d,
at <ij o'clock, 11.I 1 . M. Every member is requested to be in
A NORTH BRANCH PACKET. —The other day
for the first time, (says BEERK of the thcego Gazette,)
we enjoyed a ride on a North Branch Packet Boat, owned
by Messrs. B. F. POWELL and CJI". SMITH,and running be
tween tVaverly and Towanda, Mr. SMITH being Captain
of the Boat, which is neat and commodious, everything
about it lieing calculated to add to the comfort and plea
sure of the trip ; and, then, " variety being the spice of
life." a change from the rail to the " raging canawl," for
a brief period, adds very much to the romance of a
journey, and, to us, ia most delightful, especially when
the change carries us through so beautiful a country as
that between Waverly and Towanda.
SUICIDE.— On Tuesday last Mrs. Ilenry
Knapp of Hyde Park, Luzerne County, committed sui
cide by hanging herself by a rope suspended from a joist
in the barn. She was found in this condition by her hus
band about noon of that day, while feeding his team. It
is said that when she went out she told her daughter she
was going to pick some currants. The cause inducing
this step is unknown.
HAS NOT RESIGNED. —The Northern Penn
eylvanian, published at Susquehanna Depot, says that S.
F. lleadley, the Vice President of the Erie Railroad, has
not resigned, and administers a rebuke to some of the
employees of the road for some demonstrations, in which
they iudulged, on Wednesday, on hearing the rumor of
RETRENCHMENT. —There have been some new
arrangements made at the Depot at Waverly. as we learn
from the Advocate. The Telegraph and Ticket Offices
have been removed to the Station Agent's Office, and will
shortly, we understand, be presided over by Mr. Huggins
—thus dispensing with the services of one man. Mr.
Pritchard we believe, will go to Cameron.
THE G CURIOUS FOURTH. —The coming anni
versary of our National Independence, is to be celebrated
very generally throughout the country. Almost all pub
lic places are lined with huge hand bills, calling upon the
people to arouse ! and join in the festivities of the occa
sion, in language which approaches very closely to the
" hifalutin'." Aspiring orators will spread the wings of
the American eagle, pile up Bunker Hills innumerable,
and set the blood of '76 running in torrents. Added to
which there will be the usual amount of " noise and con
fusion," and we fear an unusual amount of execrable
In this County, there are to be three celebrations. At
Leßaysville, arrangements are being made for a great
time. Messrs. U. MEKCUR and O. 3. DEAN, are the ora
tors, and in the evening is promised a display ot Fire
We hear that celebrations are to be held also at Troy
and Canton, but. we have no official notice of the fact
At the former place we learn that JOHN C. ADAMS, Esq.,
of this place is to he the orator.
Lin-ta Hose Company No. 3, of this place will visit
Binghamton, on the invitation of Fountain Hose, No. 4,
of that place. They will number about 22 men, and will
be accompanied by Dittrich's Band.
The day will also be celebrated at Elmira, Owego and
Scranton, in grand style.
DESTRUCTIVE FIRE. —For some time we have
enjoyed an immunity from the ravages of the dread vis
tor, but on Saturday morning, about 2 o'clock, the slum
bers of our citizens were broken by the apalling. but not
unfamiliar cry of Fire ' The Foundry and Machine Shop
of O. D. BARTLETT, situated on the west side of Main
Street. wa on fire, and when first discovered the flames
had already made considerable progress. The Fire Com
panies were promptly on hand, but by the time the first
stream was played the extensive buildings ot the Foundry
were in a glowing mass of flames, which burned with
great rapidity and intense heat, owing to the large amount
of combustible materials stored iu the pattern and lumbor
The fire had by this time also communicated to the
barn of the Railroad Hotel which joined the Foundry on
the West, and which was also erfhsumed. This was owned
by Col. JOHN F. MEANS and occupied by M. T. CARRIER.
Mr. BARTLETT'S loss is very heavy. From the Tin
Shop, a portion of the contents were removed, but the
fire had made such progress when first discovered that
nothing was saved from the Foundry or Machine Shop —
He had been making considerable outlay for the purpose
of fitting up the establishment, to meet the wants of the
country, and had but fair'.y got ia working order. We
are certain from our knowledge of Mr. B's. energy, busi
ness capacity, and fertility of resource, that he will un
questionably not permit this misfortune to daunt him in
the undertaking he has commenced. The loss is estima
ted at SIO,OOO upon which there is an insurance of $2300,
in the Lycoming Mutual Company.
Col. MEANS' loss is about s.">oo, upon which tfiere is no
insurance. Mr. CARRIER'S loss is also quite heavy,as the
barn contained a large quantity of grain, Ac. His furni
ture was also damaged by removal, and a large quantity
of liquor lost by careless handling. He is insured in the
West Branch Mutual and the Girard Companies.
The origin of the fire is unknown, but it is supposed to
have been accidental. Fortunately a heavy rain had fall
en during the evening, and a perfect calm prevailed,
which made the protection of the adjoining buildings an
easier task than it otherwise would have been. The Rail
Road Hotel is somewhat scorched, as is HENRY ESES
WINE'S shop on the north.
feiF- The Strawberry Festival to ni<l in
fencing and improving the Public Square, at the Court
House, Tuesday evening, '2oth inst.. more than realized
the expectations of the getters-up, both as to attendance
and receipts. The evening passed oflf pleasantly—to the
enjoyment of which DITTKIOII'S Baud contributed in no
—We have been requested to give place to the following
A CARP The Ladies' desire to return their thanks to
the gentlemen comprising DITTUICHS Band for their atten
dance and service at the Strawberry Festival on Tuesday
evening. The " concord of sweet sounds" produced by
them, added much to the occasion. The Ladies will ever
bear their kindness in grateful recollection.
GIDEON O. CHASE, lately of Waverly, bat
formerly a resident of Owego, has assumed the editAtsliip
of the Atchison (K. T.) Union. The paper presents a
fine appearance, and shows evidence of ability and indus
try in the editorials. The number before us indulges in
a loud crow over the supposed triumph of the Democracy
in Atchison—a crow which proved to be premature. We
wish Mr. CHASE success, pecuniarily, in his undertaking.
SHIPMENTS of Coal by the Barclay Ilail
Road aud Coal Company :
Previous Shipments 6.3C3 tons.
For week ending June 25 1,103 "
Amount for the season 7,467 tons.
tetF-The attention cf Farmers is directed to
the advertisement of the Tioga Point Agricultural Works
in another column.
CtaT" Yonng America Engine Company No.
4, of Elmira, visited Binghamton, on Monday, 20th inst.,
accompanied by Wiener's Cornet Band. They were hos
pitably entertained by the Biughamtoaians, and returned
home much pleased with their excursion. At Waverly,
they were presented with a boquet and wreath on behalf
of the ladies of Waverly.
While at Binghamton, about half past ten in the even
ing, Mr. JACOB £AKK, oue of the members of the Com
pany, having fallen asleep ill a Billiard Room, and being
•uddtnly wakened, walked through an orca frontdoor
falling abont twenty five feet to the stone pavement.—
Strange as it may seem, though terribly bruised, no bones
were broken, and at latest accounts he was nearly recov
The Superintendent of Common Schools
of New Vork has removed PHILO B DAILEY, Superin
tendent of Chemung for his dishonorable conduct towards
a young lady who was asking for a certificate. The Su
perintendent has appointed Rev. THOMAS K. BEECHKR to
tiie place, but Mr. DAII.EY denies his right to make the
removal, and has taken measures to contest its legality.
JGSAJ-The advertisement of DICKERSON'S In
dependence Party at Sheshequin as published by us was
dated wrong, as Monday is the 4th—the day upon which
the party will take place.
96?* The Bradford County Medical Society
will meet in the Odd Fellows Hall, in the borough of
Monroe, on July 6th, at ten o'clock, A. M.
Regular Physicians are particularly invited to attend .
E. H MASON, Secretary.
SUICIDE. —We learn that on Saturday last,
Mr. ISAAC FULLER, of Springfield, committed suicide by
hanging himself. He was found about noon in his barn,
dead, his feet upon the floor, showing that the act was
persevered in, until accomplished. Mr. F. was a highly
respected citizen, and had reached his 86th year.
BLAIR COUNTY— ChiId bitten by a Copper
head—A lfcroic Woman. —On Tuesday of
last week, a little boy some three or four years
old, child of Mr. Thomas Hoffman, of Scotch
Valley, residing on the properly of Jesse More,
was bitten no less than three times in one of
its hands by a copperhead snake. It occurred
in the house, the snake having in some way
irot in. Dr. Smith was called, and administer
ed remedies,and the child is uow out of danger.
It is remarkable statement, but nevertheless a
strictly true one,'that a season or two ago the
wife of the man then residing in this same
house, killed two of these terrifying reptiles by
thrusting a fork through them as they would
poke their heads up in the crevices between
the hearth-stones of her kitchen fire-place !
Daring feat, truly. Van Amburg never at
tempted a bolder !— Alloona Tribune.
A " PECULIAR FLAVOR."—A good story is
told concerning a keg which had lain so long
in the railroad station house at Indianapolis,
that the oldest inhabitant knew not its history.
A hole was bored in the vessel, and the con
tents pronounced old French brandy, with a
rich and peculiar flavor. After all the judges
of good liquor in the neighborhood, including
the editors, had tried samples, until the old
keg fairly caved in, it was found to contain two
deformed babies, united like the Siamese twins.
BOY POlSONED. —Recently Robert Thorn, a
lad of sixteen years,with two other young men
of Brady's bend, Armstrong county, went out
to gather spikenard. Instead, however,of the
I plant they sought, they tnrme across wild pars
! nip. Young Thorn ate plentifully of it, and
j died in about an half an hour. The other
! two ate but little, and were not much affected
iby it. Wild parsnip, it is well known, is a
j most deadly poison at this season of the vaar.
FROM JAPAN. —Two large cases of silks were
received by the State Department on Wednes
day, as presents from the Emperor. The cases
were sent to the Patent Office. A suitable
' letter of acknowledgment will be sent to the
Emperor, and presented by Mr. HARRIS, our
Minister at that empire. The Japanese Com
missioners are expected shortly to arrive.
Kansas Constitutional Convention
is Free State. The Leavenworth Daily Times
June 18, ciphers up the reaults of the election
for Delegates as follows : Republicans, 30 ;
Democrats, 20 ; uncertain, 2. The Times says;
" From this it will be seen that the Repub
licans have a majority of ten in the Convention,
ft insures a free Constitution for free Kansas.
It was the maiden fight of the Republicans.—
j They had to contend with fearful odds. The
weight of a General Government, so strong in
a Territory, was thrown against ns. We met
it, and traitors and seniles, and what is worse
; a dangeious apathy "
Some of the Minnesota papers state
that Senator Wilson, of Massachusetts, and
Schurtz, of Wisconsin, intend to visit that
State, and address the People on behalfof Re
publicanism during the approaching campaign.
THE members of the SNAP DRAGON SOCI-
LiJaa ETY" are requeued to meet at the Susquehanna
Collegiate lustitute. on FRIDAY', the Ist day of J LILY.
'I he form >r preceptress of the Institute desires to see as
many of this ancie t and honorable organization as can
be conveniently got together. D. C.DAY'TON.
Towanda, June 13, J859. President.
"VTOTICE is hereby given that an applica-
- tion will be made at the next session of the Legis
lature of Pennsylvania for the incorporation of a Bank,
to be called the •' Bradford County Bank with banking
privileges of Issue, Discount and Deposit; with a capital
of Two Hundred Thousand Dollars, with the right to in
crease the capital stock to Four Hundred Thousand Dol
lars, and to be located in the borough of Towanda, in the
county of Bradford.
Towanda. June 20. 1859.
IpXECU I'ORS SALE—AII that valuable
Jpart of the old homestead farm of WILLIAM GIB-ON,
dee'd in Ulster township, bounded as follows: On the
east by the Susquehanna River, on the north by lands of
A. B. Smith and William Plowman,on the we-t and south
by land sold from the e.-tate of the deceased to Andrew
Mernerdi, containing two hundred and twelve acres, more
or less, as surveyed and computed by O. Rickev, which
survey will be explained on the day of sale. This farm
includes all that valuable bottom land along the river,
long known by the name of Gibson's Flatts ; and also
the well known Tavern Stand, with store under the same
roof, with sheds, barns and other out buildings, with
several dwelling houses and a good share of orcharding,
A Ac. Will be exposed to public sale, on Saturday, the
oth day of August next, at the Court House in Towanda,
at one o'clock. Terms of sale : Oue fourth down, the
remainder in ninety days.
JAMES ELLIOTT, Executor.
se*-' CIA L The Company of Y'ourself
and Lady is respectfully solicited at
an INDEPENDENCE SOCIAL, to be given at tbe " VALLEY
HOCSK," Sliesbequiii. on MONDAY" EVENING, JULY
4, 1559. Music : MOORE'S FULL BAND.
BILL $2 00. H. DICKERSON,
May 30. 1859. Proprietor.
WAGONS FOR SALE.
igsr. THE SUBSCRIBER has now
on hand for sale, of his own manufacture a
—number of Buggies. Democrat Wagons,with
and without tops, and Lumber Wagons, with pipe boxes.
These w a,ons are made of ,the very best materials and
equally as good as those made at any other shop, both as
to style and workmanship, and will be sold cheap, for
cash or approved notes.
The subscriber will also do all kinds of Wagon making
and Repairing on short notice, and reasonable terms.
Shop on the west side ol Main street, opposite the
Baptist Church. PHILLIP SEEBICH.
Towanda, June 21,1859. —2m
BUILDING PROPOSALS— THE BOARD
of Directors of Monroe township will receive propo
sals for the erection of three Kvhool Houses, until SAT
URDAY, the 25th inst. Flans and specifications may be
obtained of either of the Directors or of tbe undersigned.
By order of the Board. GEO. COREY',
Monroe, June 4, 1859. Secretary.
HARDWARE.— A NEW LOT JUST
received at MEI'-CUFFS