Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, July 14, 1859, Image 2
Tar GREAT BALLOON VOV. GE. —Tho first experimental air voyage from St. Louis to the seaboard, took place on Friday last. The mam moth balloon Atlantic, left Washington Square about seven o'clock P. M , carrying Professors Wise, Lauiountaiu and Gag' r, and Mr. Hyde of St. Louis Republican. The Troy Daily If "big learns from Mr Gagcr, one of the pas 6enger by the Atlantic., who arrived in I roy this morning, the following particulars : Saturday" 1 1 2 P. M.. St Louis time were abreast of Rochester, over Lake Ontario,when the altitude was increased on accoufit of the wind, which was blowing a perfect hurricane, unaccompanied by rain. The supply of gas was small, consequently the balloon did not reach the altitude above the storm. The vessel was immediately headed for shore. When the stotm was highest the vessel was only about 30 fret above the level eft be Lake. We reached land in a few seconds in the town of Henderson. Jefferson County, with all hands on board. We landed in an edge of woods with the basket swinging to and fro, making rapid evolutions among the higher branches of the trees, the passengers clinging to the rig ging. The strength and general excellence of the arrangements of the balloon basket probably saved the party. The balloon was left in a high tree, swinging above the boat, and much damaged. The whole distance traveled is 1,150 miles ; we started at 4 40 P. M. on Friday from St. Lonis, and landed at Henderson, Jefferson county, 2:20 Saturday P. M. Mr. Lamonntain remained in charge of the balloon. Mr. Wise, Mr. Gager and Hyde will come on totheoast. A grand reception was given to the parties at the village of Adams, Jefferson Conntv. — Mr. Gager will come on to Troy. Mr Wise on to Albany, and Mr. Hyde to New York. DEATH OF AN ECCENTRIC MAN. —Jesse Ben nett, K-q , an old resident of the city of 0.-we go. died there very suddenly on Saturday night of heart disease. lie had been a resident of Oswego for about 40 years. At the time of his death, lie was worth about $300,000, which reverts to his only two children, one a son and the other a widow lady, who is tin-relict of the late Jacoij Richardson, the defaulting collector of customs at Oswego. About ten years ago, Mr. Bennett caused a stone coffin to be made for himself, which he kept in his house, and which was consumed in the great conflagration there a few years ago. His original intention was to be enclosed in this marble coffin after death and sunk in the depths of Lake Ontario, but this intention was afterwards abandoned. When the coffin was destroyed by fire, he remarked that if it could not stand such beat ns that, it would not ans wer his purpose ! Ho then procured another one, in which he was finally buried. It used to be the old man's delight to visit the room in which the coffin lay, and inspect its beauties. It is said that he frequently laid down in it to see how his body fitted its final receptacle. This summer he erected an iron railing round his cemetery lot. It was completed the day before he died. He caused the gate to be securely locked, and in conversation with a friend a few hours before he died, and when iu apparent good health, lie exhibited the key to him, saving, " This is the key to my Home stead," little thinking at the time that he was so soou to occupy that " home." MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT. —A LITTLE GTRI, DROWNED IN A 01.-TERX. —An interesting lit T le girl, aged about six years, the daughter of Mr. John R. Waterhouse, who since the death of her mother, lias lived with her aunt. Miss Wa terhouse, on Hawley St next east of Sheriff Burghurt's, fell into the cistern Wednesday afternoon of last week, between 6 and 7 o'clock and when taken out life was extinct. The cir cumstances attending this melancholy occur rence are about as follows : The little girl was playing about the yard, while her aunt was preparing supper, and on her aunt calling to her to come iu and no ans wer being returned, she proceeded to search for her, and 011 pissing the cistern, which is close to the house, she observed the child's doll floating in the water—which forced the horrible conviction on her that the child must have fjilleu into the cistern and was drowned. The alarm was given, and in a few moments Mr. Waterhouse arrived, and got the child out of the cistern—but too late,as life wasextiuct. It is supposed that the little girl first dropped her doll into the water, and on reaching down to get her doll out fell in herself.— Bingkam to 1 Republican. THE WHEAT CROP iu every quarter is repre sented to be in excellent condition. In Mary land and Virginia it is being cut, and the yield will bo large aud unsurpassed in quality. In Tennessee it is abundant,though slightly damag ed by the fly. Alabama, North Carolina and Texas report favorably. Iu southern Illinois harvesting is going on in good earnest, and the yield is very heavy. In Kentucky the wheat harvest is rapidly progressing, and will soon be over. The yield is in genera!, fine, and the quality of grain most excellent It is thought the crop of 1859 is the largest and best ever raised iu Kentucky. Bes&~ Mons. Blondin, on Thursday perform ed the hazardous feat of walking across tlit* Niagara River, 011 a tight rope. The rope was stretched across tli" river between the Fulisandthc Suspension Bridge,and was eleven hundred feet long. There were from five to ten thousand spectators present. lie first crossed from the American side, stopping mid way to refresh himself with a drink of water, which ho drew up a bottle with a rope from the steamer Maid of the Mist. The steamer accompanied him, to be of service iu case of ac cident. He crossed over in seventeen anil a half minutes, and returned in twelve minutes. Ig.T'Mr. Senator BROWN, in his late speech at the barbecue in Lississippi, given in his honor stated his position in regard to the Charleston Convention to be us foiiuws. We do uot see that he is read out of the party by the organ of the President for this frank expression of opinion : "The Democratic party was Abolitionized. It refused to acknowledge the duty of Congress to protect slavery in the Territories He pro- ; claimed that the only hope of the Southern 1 Democracy was to make a light in the Char- ; leston Convention—to go there determined to have their views incorporated in the creed of the party, or burst the concern up in a row.— He had no doubt, as they had heretofore con trolled the party on all great questions, but the Northern Free-Roil element would yield in graceful submission again. If it did uot, why then apply the torch to the great temple of Demoiracv, and bio* the concern -tiers !> fgi^forbilcjjorixr. E. O. GOODRICH. EDITOR. TOW A NtOA : Thursday Worniug, July 14 ; 1859. ! TRK'SA —One Dollar per annum, invariably in advance— Eour tricks previous to the expiration of a subscription. notice will be given bti a printed wrapper, and if not re newed, the paper will in all cases be stopped. CLCBBIKO — The Reporter i rill be sent to Clubs at the foi lowing extremely 'osr rati s : 6 copies for 15 00 j \5 copies for... tl- 00 10 copies [for 8 00 | 20 copies for 15 00 AnvEßTi'siMKNiß—For a square of ten lines or lest, One Dollar e ar three or less insertions, and twenty-Jive cents for each subsequent insertion JOB-WOK* —Executed with accuracy and despatch, and n reasonable prices—with ever-/ facility for doing Rooks. Blanks, Hand-bills. Bali tickets. Sfc. Some authentic partieularsof the great Buttle of Soiferir.o—the name by which the 1 engagement near the Mincio is to be known— have reached ns by the arrival of the steam ship Hungarian at Quebec, from Liverpool on the 29ib ult. Her advices are four days later than those by the Adelaide and the Asia. Full details of the battle have not been re ceived, but sufficient is known to establish the fact that the Austrians suffered a most disas trous defeat—which fuct, for a wonder, they very candidly admit. One account estimates their loss at 35,000 men hors d?t combat, and the Emperor NAPOLEON'S dispatches, while they do not estimate the number of the enemy kill- I td, claim the capture of six or seven thousand prisoners, thirty cannon, and three flags. The P.eduiontese, who were principally engaged at San Martina with heavy masses of the enemy, are represented to have performed prodigies of valor. Their losses were heavy, and those of the French arc rumored to have been from ten to twelve thousand. The entire Austrian army had again withdrawn across the Mincio, and their head quarters were at Villa Franca. — , NAPOLEON, during the battle, was constantly |in the hottest of the fire,and one of his Gen erals, who accompanied him had his horse shot uuder him. The rejoicings in Paris were uni versal, and preparations were making for n Tc Deum in all the Chuiches in France. Mean time preparations are making by the bell'gerents to carry on the war on a still grander scale.— The Gazette de France asserts that a further force of 450,000 men is to be collected for France; 40,000 men were embarking in Algeria tor the Adriatic, and large reinforcements were constantly leaving for Italy. An attack on Venice and Tagiiamento was expected to take place on the 28th ult. On the other side, the Austrian reserves, numbering 175,000 men, consistuting the flower of the Austriah army were on their way to Italy. There is nothing new with reference to the intentions of Prussia. The political news from Great Britain isunim j portant. The Liverpool cotton market was • dull, arid prices were generally unchanged Breadstuff's had a downward tendency, and provisions were dull. SENTENCE COMMUTED. —President Buchanan has commuted to imprisonment for life thesen j tence of death impending over the youth,Cvrus w. p; utnmer, convicted at Boston of piracy and murder. The case has excited more interest in Boston and New York than any other one known to the historv of maritime tragedies.— i - n ' home twenty thousand persons, principally im ! mediately connected with maritime affairs, besought the President to this exercise of his prerogative by petitions, ( n the ground that ; the prisoner was far less guilty than others who ! escaped puuishment altogether. NEWS FROM UTAH to June 10 reaches ns S The action of the Government, sustaining the ! action of Governor Gumming, appears to have afforded the most lively satisfaction to the Mor -1 mous. The Mormon Bishops aud Elders who | fled to the mountains to escape arrest ; had ; returned to their homes. Large arrivals ofiui : migrants and trains of merchandise are report ed at Salt Lake City. Another of the eliild j ren who survived the Mountain Meadow mas . -acre had been recovered and placed with the others under the charge of l)r. Forney. KANSAS CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION.—A t special dispatch to the St. Louis Democrat | says that the Kansas Constitutional Conven tion met at Wyandotte on Tuesday, ai d por | manently organized by the election of J. M. | Winehell as President, and A. J. Martin as ! Secretary. No business of importar.ee was , transacted. The Convention stands 35 Ilepub ' licans to 17 Democrats. RAILROAD ACCIDENT. —'The night Express, Jon the New York aud Erie Railroad, when near Sufferns, on Saturday night, rail over a man and woman, killing the former instantly, | and cutting off the hand of the latter, besidts I otherwise injuring her. They were Irish, aud I both intoxicated at the time. R SIONED. —Official notice has been given I to the employees on the New York and Erie Railroad, that Mr. HEADLEY has resigned his place as Vice President of the Road, the re -1 signatiou taking effect ou the first inst. The Alias A Argus says that a tele graphic dispatch to Mr. T. Squires, Broker, announces that the Tioga County Bank Pa., has been tluown out in New York. Private advices to the same party state that bills of this Bank were being sold on Tuesday, by parties, for 75 cents on the dollar. Accounts from the Pike's Peak mines continue flattering, notwithstanding which let ters trotn there advise those who may coutein -P.htl* taugrißug to " suj a: home. 77 LOCAL AND GENERAL. YI.-IT OF LIN TA HOSE COMPANY TO BING HAMTON.—One year ago, at the celebration here, Foun tain 110.--e Co. No, I, of Binghamton, was one of the at tractive featuns of the proce-sion, and its members tar lied with us on the Sabbath, receiving the attentions of Lin-ta Hose Co. and others. In return for the courtesies extended on that occasion, Fountain Ilose had addressed an early invitation to Lin-ta Hose, to visit them on the Fourth of July, and participate in the festivities of the occasion. The invitation was formally accepted, and the necessary preparations made, in the expectation of a re ception at the hands of Fountain Hose, such as that Com pauv are noted for. I Lin-ta Hose numbered 21 men. commanded by E. OVER TON,jr., Foreman, H. B-MCKEAN, Ist Assistant, ONCAK BROWN, 2nd .Assistant, dressed in red shirts. New York fire-hats and patent leather belts, with the name of the Company in white letters on a red ground. Their carriage is of Philadelphia make, bra?.? plating, painted dark blue, striped with g>! 1, and is adorned by several paintings by SHREEVE, which are not excelled by the decomtiouh of any similar apparatus. The carriage will compare favor aidv with any in this section of the country. We pas over the trip to Waverly to reach the N. Y. & E. R. R. Suffice it to say that the carriage, accompanied by several members of the Company reached that place, Saturday evening, was taken in charge by Neptune No.l, and housed : and that the Company, with Dittrich's Brass Band, found themselves early Monday morning, at Wa verly, ready to commence the festivities of the day. The storm of the previous day had cooled the atmosphere, and effectually laid the dust, and the indications were that the weather was to be propitious. Before the rising sun had gilded the tops of the surrounding hills,the spirit-stirring drum and the ear-piercing fife, gave notice that the An niversary ot our National Independence had dawned, and betokened the notes of preparation for its proper observ ance. After an early breakfast, the Lin-tas were formed in front of Warford's Hotel, and preceded by the Band marched to the bouse of Neptune Co. and received their carriage, acknowledging the courtesy ot that Company, by three hearty cheers, which were responded to by the Waverly firemen. The carriage was then placed upon a platform car. prepared for iis transportation. While waiting for the arrival of the train, we had the satisfaction of seeing Neptune Co. turn out t* place their apparatus upon the cars, preparatory to a visit to Eimi ra. This Company numbered 65 men, and presented a fine appearance. Their Foreman is E. J. SHEPAKD, and their apparatus was beautifully decorated. The Waverly Volunteers also marched through the streets, to take their passage on the same train with the Lin tas, for a visit to Owego. This Company, volunteer ing for the occasion, was commanded by Capt. POWERS. and numbered about 40 muskets. They were dressed iu black frock coats, white pants, and the accoutrements of the Waverly Guards. The military precision with which they marched, and their martial appearance, reflected great credit upon' their officers. In the ranks we noticed our friend BALDWIN, who looked every inch a soldier We heard them named the Gari-baldwint —in honor of the distinguished Italian patriot, and the editor ot the Advocate. Soon the shrill whistle gave warning that the ea-tern bound train was at hand, and "all aboard," was the word. After a detention of a few minutes, at 7.35 we were off, the sun breaking forth from a cloudless sky, and everj- heart inspired with expectations of pleasure to be enjoyed. A few brief stops, bringing new passengers, brought us to Owego, where the Volunteers disembarked, and we could hear the evidences of a cordial reception from their hosts of that place. No noteworthy occurrence took place, until at 9.35 we drew up at the Station at Binghamton. The Lin tas were speedily transferred to the platform, and as quickly in the mid>t of hospitable greetings. Forming, they marched to the east end of the platform wheie N0.4 was drawn up 'o teceive them. They were welcomed to the place by J. H. BARTI.ETT in a neat and pertinent address, briefly res ponded to by E. OVERTON, and alter thiee cheers all round, took up their line of march, preceded by the Chief Euginfe;-of the B'nghumfor pe-iartmnt, A. P;: WITT. ami Aseist-ut- H. C Per.' TON and C. H. ROGERS. Pass iag the residence of L. B. OLMSTED, they were present ed by Miss MARY OLMSTED with a beautiful floral arch. ' having the word Lin-ta suspended. On arriving at Fire ! men's Hall, their carriage was housed by No. 4, and after a suffii ient interval for washing and brushing, an invita tion was given to "walk up stairs." The sight there pre sented was one which touched a tender spot, of every I.in-ta. An early breakfast, under circumstance-, not pe culiarly favorable to an appetite, and tbeir ride, made ev ery eye beam, and every month water, as they saw spread out a collation, which seemed made up of the viands most acceptable, and in lavish profusion. No second invitation was needed, "tojpitch ia," and the Lin-tas made a Zouave like charge upon the edibles and bibibles. Whatever ; cause of complaint No. 4 may have towards their guests, they certainly cannot complain that they did not do full justice to their eatables. After this dejeuner had been discussed, a pleasant inci dent occur-ed iu the presentation of a Fire llat l y No. 4. to their Foreman, M. A. HOLMES, and the presentation by Engine Co. No. G, of New York, of a beautiful presen tation front to Fountain Hose, No. 4. The latter Com. puny also presented to Lin-ta Co. a splendid presentation front. The hour having now arrived for the forming of the procession, under the direction of Chief Engineer DEWITT, it was formed in the following order : Martial Band. Excelsior Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1. Phcnix Engine Co. No. 1. Martial Band. Rescue Engine Co. No. 3. 11. C'ay Preston. Ist Assistant Engineer. H.C. Rogers, 2d " " E. O. Goodrich. Chief Engineer Towanda Fire Dep. Dittrich's Cornet Band. Lin-ta Hose Co. No. 3, of Towanda, Pa. Fountain Hose Co. No. 4. Martial Band. Independent Engine Co. No. 5. V. Graves, .Secretary of Fire Department. F. A. Morgan, Treasurer " '• President and Vice President of the Day, Orator, Reader and Chaplain. President ami Trustees of the Village. Committee of Arrangements. Citizens Generally. Along thermite of the procession the Lin-tas were fair ly delnged with the floral offerings of the ladies. Win ther prompted by a spirit of hospitality, or an offering to the good look? of the young men on the rope,at every square, a hearty cheer told that a boquet had added its beauty to the ranks. They arc suitably acknowledged in the reso lutions of the Company appended. After marching through the principal st-ects, the pro cession halted at Oak-wood Grove, where the exercises of the day were proceeded with. The Declaration of Inde pendente was read by BENJAMIN SHERWOOD, Esq., and on Address delivered by Hon. SAMUEL A. LAW, of Dela ware County, concluding with music by Dittrich's Band. The procession being re-formed marched to Firemen's Hall, where the respective Companies were placed in charge of their Foremen. After a brief interval, the Lin tas escorted by No. 4. and Chief Engineer DEWITT, marched to the Exchange Hotel, and sat down to dinner. Dinner being over, short speeches were inade bv E. O. GOODRICH and GW>. D. MONTANYE, in acknowledgment of the hospitality of the Firemen of Binghamton, and by Hon. LEVI DIMMICK. Hon. 1). S. DICKINSON, and Dr. GEO. BURR, on behalf of the citizens and Firemen of that place. Mr. DIMMICK'S remarks contained some very telling points, which were warmly aud hilariously applauded by the boys. The orator of the day was also called up. and ex-chief MORGAN sung the celebrated " Rooster Song," lo the infinite enjoyment of the audience. After some time pleasantly spent at the table, the mem bers of the two Companies were placed in carriages, es corted by the Band in a four horse wagon,—calling upon Mr. J. P. MORGAN and lady, where there they were en tertained with a bountiful supply of delicacies. Thev were then taken to the Inebriate Asylum, a description of which we have not space for. The beauty of the loca tion called forth the most unbounded admiration. Sitna ted upon a considerable elevation, whichever way the eye is turned, it takes iu the beauty of a glorious land scape. Glimpses of the Susquehanna, from the east aud west, and the Chenango, from the north, flash through the foliage in the distance, While Binghamton is seen below, in this leafS." month almost emboweied in the abun dance of itA shade tree a. A v!lt to the Inebriate Aylcn is worth a day'e journey, to see the loveliness of the sce nery surrounding it. The basement of the building ia just completed, and shows that it ia to be a very extensive structure, substantially built. The next call was at the '• Orchard," the residence of Hon. D. S. DICKINSON. Unfortunately. *c missed the pleasure of this visit, but the boys speak with raptures of the cordiality of tbeir welcome by the distinguished Statesman, and his family. Returning to the Exchange, the hour of 8, P. M., had now arrived, and the Lin tas had been on duty since GJ A. M. They were accordingly dismissed for an hour, and at 9 o'clock, proceeded with the Band to honor Miss MA BY OLMSTEAnand Mrs. HIRAM M. MYER with a serenade, returning to the Hotel at 10 o'clock, and closing the day with National tunes by the Band. At G o'clock, the next morning, the Lin-tea found the Thief Engineer of the Bingbamton Firemen, the Foreman of No. 4, and a number of members, < n hand to escort tbem to the depot, and bid them farewell, and after a pro fuse interchange of partings, three cheers were given for No. i. three for the Chief Engineer of the Bingbam ton Fire Department, three for the ex-chief MORGAN, and amidst the cheering of No. 4, we left the depot, with our faces turned homeward. At Owego, the Company took a short parade, and without incident or accident, arrived at Waverly, from whence the Hose Carriage was drawn to Athens, loaded on the packet " Gazelle," wbich, at 1 P. M., ticd,to her wharf at Towanda, where No. 2, under the direction of CIIAS. H. ALLEN, Foreman, was ready to re ceive the carriage, and house it,which they did in fine style. Nothing occurred during the whole trip of an unpleas ant nature, and the whole Company returned with the liveliest feelings of satisfaction as to the result of their ex cursion. The citizens and Firemen of Binghamton will long live in the grateful recollections of those who enjoy ed their hospitality on this occasion. Their courtesies and attentions were bestowed with an unsparing baud. The only occasion of regiet was the inability to accept all the proffered hospitality. The pleasure of the occasion was much enhanced by the music furnished by Dittrich's Band, which did itself credit by its performances. The atten j tion paid by Fountain Hose, to the wants ol their guests, ' and their forethought in anticipating them—and their I succos.-. in making the occasion a joyous one, caused ttie I parting to be dashed with a shade of regret. The memory ! of this visit will long be cherished, and its pleasant inci dents be the theme of many a thought and conversation. " Forward we look, with wistiul eye, Scarce half resigned ; yet think how sweet 'Twill be agaiu, in coming days to meet." At a Special Meeting of LIN TA HOSE CO. NO. 3, "held a Firemen's Hall, July 8, 1839, the following resolu ■ tious were unanimously adopted : Rr.Wrr-f—We tender to FOCNTAIN HOSK CO. NO. 4, of Binghamtm, our sincere and heartfelt thanks for their many acts of kindness on the 4th in-t.. that we shall ever remember tin r liberality in the welcome extended to us, that we shall endeavor at all times to continue and pro : mote the good feeling shown us on that occasion, their united efforts to make our stay pleasant, each vieing with | the other to render the bond of friendship that heretofore I exi-ted stii! stronger it possible, made it an occasion ever to lie remembered with the liveliest gratitude by I.in ta Hose Co. We will ever prize the l>eautiful Front present : ed to us as a sacred gift and a pleasant memorial of one the happiest days of our lives. Resolved—We tender to the Wiief Engineer, A. DE WITT, H. C. PUE.-TON, anil H. C. ROGERS. Assistant Engi neers, our thanks for their successful efforts to make our j visit pleasant. Resolved, That we acknowledge with gratitnde our ob- to the f-adies and citizens of Binghamton—espe daily Miss MARY OLMSTED, Mrs. HENRY KEVIKR, Mrs. H. CLAY PRESTON, Mrs. Mm, Mrs. T. O'HAKA. Mr. J. P. I MORGAN and LADY, Hon. D. S. DICKINSON and FAMILY, MISS ANNIE: HENDKICKSON, of Albany—they will ever be ; held by each of us in respectful regard ; their acts of kind ness are deeply felt and warm v appreciated. Resolved. That we are indebted to HIRAM C. ROGERS, | Foreman of Excelsior, for the beautiful boquet, and to M. A. HOLMES and J. H BARTLKTT for their kind remem '■ brance—presented on the morning of our depart ire,—as the fragrance of the one, and the potation of the other, enabled us to reach home in tine spirits. Resolved, That our thanks are hereby extended to the , proprietors of the Exchange Hotel, for the kind attention ; shown us during onrstay with them. Resolved, That Neptune, No. 1, of Waverly, lias plac led under renewed obligation by their kindness ia tak ing charge of our carriage. Resolved. That our thanks are due to Naiad, No. 2, for 'heir cordial reception on our arrival home. fey*" We are requested to pi re notice that all passengers on the Barclay Railroad will hereafter be required to pay their fare. fet*- " M " is respectfully informed that his article, though well written, is not appropriate for the columns of a newspaper. Hon. G. A. GROW can be addressed at Glenwood, Sus quehanna Cuunty, Pa., where he resides. fro?-A Imrn on the farm of Gilbert Warner, Esq., near Montrose, was struck by lightning during the very severe thunder shower on Tuesday, June 28th. Not withstanding the torrents of rain fading, the bam vras , consumed. In pursuance of an act of the late Leg islature, Hon. THOMAS WHITE, of Indiana county, STE | PHKX TURKEY, Esq., of Wayne county, and THOMAS JOHN, SON, E-q.. of Susquehanna county, have been appointed ] Appraisers of claims and damages growing out of the con ! struct ion of the North Branch Canal. l&yTlie Pennsylvania State Teachers' As | sociation is to meet at est Chester, in Chester county, on the 2d day of August next, at 10 o'clock, A. V. It is | hoped that the teachers and friends who can possibly do so, will arrange their business so as to attend the meet j ing. Chester county is rich in revolutionary reminiscen- I ces, and those that desire to visit that interesting portion 'of the State will tlnd this a favorable time to do so. We are authorized by the President of the Association to snv, that persons attending the meeting ean go and return, by paying tare one way upon any of the Pennsylvania Rail roads. Exchanges will confer a favor by copying the above. C. R. COBCKN, Chairman Executive Committee. V t ACCIDENTS IN RWGBFRY. —Mr. SAMFEL P ! HLKM CNS, of Ridgbury, while attending a Fourth of July ball at his brothers, in that town, was kicked by his horse, while unharnessing him, and so badly injured as to cause bis death. He was about 30 years of age. —An Irishman, named JAMES CARROLL, on the same day, fell trom his horse, and was stepped upon by the an imal, iuliicting injuries from which he died. A destructive fire broke out in Eimira, on Saturday morning, at a few minutes past 1 o'clock, on Wisner street, between Fifth and Sixth, destroying two Irish dwelling houses, one belonging to T. CALLAIIER, and the other to THOM AS CAN ILL. The former was insur ed for sßoo—the latter for $->OO. The noble exertions of the tirenien saved a vast amount of adj ining property. A young man named JOHN MAULEY met with severe in jury by fulling from the top of an adjoining building. He was promptly cared for. fetf* Fourth of July celebrations have been more numerous this year, than in any previous one. Bing hamton, Owego, and Eimira. each had a (treat time, •' all the country" turned out at each place. Troy and Leßuys- j vile, in this county, went into the matter on a little small er scale, and Wyalusing, Tuscarora, Moigan Hollow, and several other towns and neighborhoods had celebrations I of their own. Cannons were tired, crackers burned, tor- ! pedoes exploded, speeches made, orations delivered, lem- j onade, lager beer, brandy slings, and whiskey punch I drank, roast turkeys and pigs, baked chicken, and boiled j geese and ducks, were eaten, patriotism bubbled up and ran over in the shape of toasts and impromptu respon ses, horses ran away, wagons were broken, and hearts too, bonnets, what there was of them, were smashed, and crinoline badly mussed. The young folks danced, and the old ones scolded them for it. Well, I went to Leltaysville to show my love of country ' and there was as good a celebration there as any one need to ask for. The very large collection of people marcher! to the orchard of Isaac Seymour, Esq., under the direc- i tiou of Majors PIEUCE and STEVES?, the Marshals of the I day, where there had been a convenient stand prepared, j large cr.ocgb tj lCoeraoeOute tb* the speaker*, the band and choir, together with alt of the aged men who were in attendance, comfortable acata were alo arranged for the ladies. Wu. T. DAVIBS, Esq., the president, called the meeting to order, and with a few appropriate and eto qnent remarks, introduced the exercises of the occasion. The opening prayer was made by the Rev. Mr. JOXK*. of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and the tenedictioa was pronounced by Rev. Mr. Sains, of the Congregational Church. The Declaration of Independence was well read by G. \V. BRINK. Prof. O. 8. DKAN. of the Collegiate Institute, made an address of rare torce and beauty of lan guage, and was followed by U. MKKCUR, Esq., who gave us one of his nicely written, classical orations, full of sound sense and wholesome advice; both addresses were highly creditable to the authors and well adapted to the occasion. tud what was somewhat singular neither speak er trenched upon the ground of the other. One of the moat pleasant parts of the whole theory was the Hue music by the band and the choir-there were but few players, but their instruments discoursed sweet music, most sweetly. The number of singers was ranch greater and their performance of several appropriate glees, was certainly very fine. From the orchard the company marched to the hotels, where dinner had been prepared. At the tables each individual worked upon his own res ponsibility, and doubtless did his work well. Theie was one peculiarity of the la-Raysville celebra tion which is worthy of notice. There were no toasts. Whether they were forgotten, or whether it was purpose ly omitted is not known, but, at any rate, it was a novel ty to sit down to a Fourth of July dinner and not hear any toasts read, C. COLLECTIONS F< R THE MOUNT VERNON FUND in Bradford County, continued : • j Amount previously reported 1126 00 Received from Mr*. Dr. Baker, of Canton . j Mrs, Wm. S. Baker, Canton j 00 Miss A. M. Baker, " 1 oo : Mrs.C. Stockwell, " Iqq j " .Mary Leffrets, " Iqq " Electa Vandyke " Iqq i " Edward Spalding, " Iqq j " A.N.Spalding. " Iqq " C. P. McDougal, " 1 oo ! " A. Doty, " Iqq | " E. Holcomh, " 100 i " Nancy E. Tabor, " 100 " B. G. Bullock, " 1 qq " E.Baker, (of New York,) 1 qq j Miss Maria E. Baker, " 100 j Mr. M. H. Case, Canton 1 oo j " \V. Townsend, " .... j, 00 Received fnm Mr*. Goodrich : | Subscription of Mrs. Jesse Woodruff 1 00 Mr. G. S. Peck I qq sl4l 00 Next mouthly report Ist of August. Mrs. C. L. WA Up, Lady Manager. (For the Reporter.) EDUCATIONAL CONVENTION. —AgreeabIy to a I call of the Committee, an Educational Convention met in the Free Will Baptist Church, at Windsor. Broome Co., V. Y., June 23, 1R59. Prayer by Rev. Stephen Krum. Appointed Rev. S. KRL'M, Chairman, and Rev. O. C. ! HILLS, Secretary. Appointed a Committee on Resolutions, to report at an i adjourned session. | Called for correspondence from brethren and friends I from abroad, which was read ; also for an expression of sentiment trom those convened in relation to the propos ed enterprise, both of which manifested an interest in es tablishing in our midst a good Seminary of learning. Adjourned until to-morrow, at 1J o'clock, P. M. Prayer was offered, aud tuc Convention parted. June 24. met pursuant to adjournment. Prayer by Rev. John Tiilinghast. j Called for the report of the Committee on Resolutions, which was made and accepted, and the following resolu , tions adopted: Resolved. That in the judgment of this Convention, the time has arrived when the Free Will Baptists of Southern i New York and Northern Pennsylvania, ought to put forth a united, well-directed effort to establish,at some suitable point, a good Semiuary of learning, j Resolved, That Fi-t Troy, Bradford County, Pa., is a very good locality for a Seminar.. Resolved, As the scLse of this Convention, That Brad ford County ought to ra;<e at least t .co-thirds of t.ic pro I posed ten thousand dollars for erecting the Seminary ouiiding. in order to insure its erection at Last Troy. Resolved, That with this aid (or more) from the people j ol Bradford County, we recommend the establishing of a I Seminary of learning at East Troy, j Resolved, That we appoint a Standing Committee of I nine, wliose.duty It shall be to assertain by torrespon -1 dence or otherwise, the mind of our membership, who,on j account of their locality, will naturally be interested in this enterprise, in relation to e-tablishing an In>ti ution jof learning in our mid-t; also to engage an Agent or ■ Agents to circulate subscriptions ; to see that no unsafe or rash move is made which would tend to injure the pro | gress of our effort; and if in their judgment it shall be thought best, call another Convention at some suitable : time and place. Resolved, That the Agent be instructed to take collec ■ tions in his public meetings, which shail assist the Com | mittee in their immediate expenses. Resolved, That no Agent be allowed any per centage in any of the operations of this enterpri-e. but that they [ be j said a reasonable salary for their services, agreed upon : either by this Convention or by the Committee. I Resolved. That the Committee be amenable to a gene ml Convention, if one should be called, otherwise to the I Trustees, when appointed. Resolved, That we recommend the appointment of fif j teen Trustees, a Treasurer, Secretary, a Building Com mittee of seven, and a Prudential Committee of five, as i soon as convenient alter the subscription is lull. Resolved, That we further recommend that the Treasu rer l' required to give bonds to the amount of five thou sand dollars, ior the taithful performance of his duties. Resolved. That we leave the precise location of the building to the Standing Committee, but we recommend the site offered by I). N. Alien, especially if he should con clude to give the whole of the needed four acres of land, giving an Article for the same, in trust, to Wm. N. Ward, j Resolved, That we divide the Ten Thousand Dollars for : building purposes into shares of Twenty five I >ollars each making four hundred shares, and that everyone who pays one share or more, shall have a certificate of the amount paid after the subscription is full. Resolved, That we so change the subscription, by an nexing to it this resolution, as to make twenty-five per cent, due when the building is enclosed, and twenty five per cent, at its completion, to aii who subscribe after this date, instead of fifty per cent, due at the completion ot the building, as it now stands ; also, that we respectf lly invite those who have subscribed to consent to the same conditions. Resolved. That if Bradford County should fail to raise the proposed amount, the Committee be instructed to give notice, that we may locate the proposed Seminary some I where else, if thought best. Resolved That we apply to the Legislature of Pennsyl • vania for Ten Thousand Dollars, either in saleable lands, : State scrip, or something else that may assist us iu giving 1 the Institution a permanent endowment. Appointed James H. Ward, B. 11. Stephens, William N j Ward, Ezra Loontis, Alvin F. Dunbar, Jacob A. Welter, H. 11. Strickland, John Salisbury and 0. C. Hills, the ! Standing Committee. 1 Voted, That the Committee have the right to supply j any vacancy that may occur. Voted, That we instruct our Secretary to present the I doings of this Convention to the Conference of the Sus ; quebanna Y. Meeting (or their approval; also to publish : ilitin in The Morning Star and Towanda papers. Resolved, That we. the Yearly Meeting Conference of the Free Will Baptists of the Susquehanna Y. M. approve j of the measures adopted by the Educational Convention lin this place. June 25, 1859. JOHN TYLER, Clerk. SHIPMENTS of Coal by the Barclay Rail Road and Coal Company : Previous Shipments 7,467 tons. For week ending July 2 1,1*3 " " " " 9 81G " i Amount for the season 9,467 tons. ftaf-The attention cf Farmers is directed to the advertisement of the Tioga Poiat Agricultural Works iu another column. THE CROPS ABROAD. —TIie New York Tri bune lias trustworthy advices to the effect that there is promise of excellent crops iu Europe ; and that iu spite of the war there will be no unusual demand for American breadstuff's in that part of the world. THE New York Herald has just fonnd out what the Douglas letter means, viz : Deng! as proposes to have Gov. Wise nominated by the Charleston Convention, and be beaten by the people ; and he proposes to prepare the way lor bis own Domination and election in 18^4 TRIUMPHAL RECEPTION OF THE RESCUERS AT OBKBLIN— The untried " rescuers" who HAD lain in jail eightj-fot.r days at Cleveland, hav ing been liberated pursuant to an arrangement between their counsel, the counsel for the Kea tucky men arrested on a charge of kidnapping and tTre Court, have returned to their homes at Oberlin. They were greeted whith enthus iasm by their townsmen, who gathered in a church and organized a public meeting in their honor. Speeches were made by several of the liberated meu, the principal one being by Pro fessor II ENBY E. PECK. A unanimous deter mination was expressed to resist the execution of the Fugitive Slave law at all times and the meeting adjourned at midnight, after directing the towu Council to enter a minute on their records commendatory of the conduct of the " rescuers." DEATH OK JUDGE BURNSIDE. —We have from IJellefoiite the painful intelligence of the death of the Hon. James Burnside, President Judge of the 25th Judicial District, on Friday eveu ing. by being thrown from his carriage. Judge Burnside was about 45 years of age ; and was a son of the late Hon. Thomas Burnside, of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. He had served with distinction in the State Legisla ture and was elected Judge of the 25th Dis ! trict in '53. toy The corner stone of the New York State Agricultural College, at Ovid, was laid Thursday with appropriate ceremonies, by | ex-Grv. KING, in the presence of a great coa ! course cf people. The report of the Trustees state that $40,000 have been subscribed towards the Institution by the citizens of Ovid and vicinity. A like sum is also appropriated by the State. The building will be ready for the ' accommodation cf one hundred and fifty pupils ! next Spring. Bagr The Detroit Advertiser states that the wheat crop in Michigan will be abundant, not withstanding the frosts, and that the reports of excessive damage which were first circulat ted were unduly exaggerated. The frost was confined to a section comparatively small, and l tlie fears of the timid led to the spread of uu | fouuded rumors. P-fT The crop prospects in West Jersey and East Pennsylvania are very good. The wheat f j is yet free from the bug or fly which usually attacks it before the Ist of July ; rye looks well ; oats better than iu many years ; corn, finely ; cherries plenty ; of apples, there will be a greater yield thau for ten years past; hay will be abundant. ftay Another of the terriffic storms for which i this seuson is remarkable, is reported from Great Barringtou, M ass. It did a deal ol mischief. Elms, 100 feet h'igh, were torn np by the' roots, cornfields wpre despoiled, houses ; and barns upset, and terrible havoc spread all arouud. Pso" Hon. Lot M. Morrill has been nominat ed as the Republican candidate for Governor Main. * BOY DROWNED. —On the morning of the 4th two or three boys went up to amuse themselves iu the Susquehanna river a little above the Bend. One of them a boy of about 8 years old, i got in beyond his depth and was drowned He j was the second son of Mr. J. Houston of Page St. A\ hile the sounds of rejoicing were echoing through our streets, how it must have wrung a father's and a mother's heart, to see their dar ling boy,who a few minutes before was in health and strength, sleeping the sleep of death.— Owe go Times. THE NATURALIZATION QUESTION. —Governor \\ ise has written a letter to a citizen of Lynch burg, Ya.. disagreeing with General Cass OH the question of the rights of foreigu govern ments toexaet onrendered military service from our naturalized citizeus who were born uuder their laws. He says he "would protect our naturalized citizens against the military service of the other powers to the uttermost ends of the earth." THF. Louisville Courier declares that Sena tor Douglas can carry "no Southern Statedis trict, county or precinct, while he entertains the doctrines" of the letter just published. r IST OF LETTERS remaining in the P. J. J O. at T-ovanda. for the quarter ending June 30,1859. Biles Catharine Bishop Alonzo Bullock Darius Biles George Bliss Gordon Rurukam Howell Bowman Miller Bering Margaret Urighum P Bi-accay Sarah J Chilson Benjamin Cushing Adelia Canada Daniel Coveland Fidelia Carver Jos V Curran John Case M H ] Cox Stephen P Crowley T Chase Wilcox DeWolf M Miss i DeWolf Lyman ' Dunham Abraham I David R Dickernian L M | Drislaine Wm Klsbrey Amelia Ely AaroifE Edwards E B (reg) : Foster Franklin J Falsey John Farquharson John Gran Elizabeth | Gr.gg Eilcn j Gibbs Daniel P ! Granger Patience Griffis William Howard Ann Heath B P Mrs' Havens Daniel Harrington Florence llale Henrietta J Houser Maria Holland William Hitchcock S Mrs Hoskina S Johnston John Johnson Caleb Kirk R Keete Patrick O Keeler Ira 1 elsie EU Iziwrence H C M-Person* (or letters ia the above list, pleoe iv they *ie advertircd. Mead Elizabeth Mace Emerson Mead Eli K Menlliga Honora | Marsh Horace I Mix George Murnhy Jeremiah I MeKue James McLean James jMaiers John Miller Jcbn j Myer Lizzie jMhip Margaret Moore Marivia Mercur M C (reg) Xeal Geo B Pratt Angeline D Palison Wm Post Wm Phelps V E Post M B Plowman Cornelius 3 ttyan William Kockafellow Minerva Rollar Frank Svrook Tunis Shiner Stephen Sullivan Michael 0 Shanon Marv Swartwood j M Smith James H Shaw John H Smith Isaac Shanahan James Smith Charlotte Smith Elizabeth Taylor H B Tvudale Henry Thomas Libbie Thompson William Tuttle B B Vohburgh W F Williams Wm & J B White Allen Whalen Ann Williams A S Wells Elmore H Wasser George Williams Henry Wittenberg Joseph WillUton LP White M J Miss H. B. MoKBAN, P.M.