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Letter From D E. Sickles.
NEW YOKE, Jnly 19,1?59.
To the Editor of the Herald ;
Throntrh the course of sad events, which do
rinc the last few mouths have bronjrht so much
affliction upon my family, I have been silt lit
No antcnii' of entatiou nffctiiig
invsrlf only could icdnec :nc now to open my
lips ; nor eon Id I ficem it worth while under
anv circumstances to notice w hat has or can be
said in journals never regarded as the sources
or the exponents of public opinion, for in these
it is too often obvious that only unworthy mo
tives prompt the most vindictive assaults upon
the private life of citizens holding pnbl.e sta
tions. lint the editorial comments in the Her
ald of yesterday, although censorious, (of which
I do not complain, whilst I read them with re
gret), differ so widely in tone and temper trom
the mass of nonsense and calumny which has
lately been written concerning a recent event
in my domestic relations, that I cannot allow a
mistake, into which you have been led by in
accurate information, to pass without soch a
correction as will relieve others from amy
share of the reproaches which it is the plea
sure of the multitude at this moment to heap
upon me and mine.
Referring to the forgiveness which my sense
of duty and my feelings impelled me to extend
to an erring and repentant wife, you observe,
in the course of your temperate and dignified
article, that, "It is said, however, that the last
phase of the affair was brought about through
the advice of his lawyers." This is entirely
erroneous. I did not exchange a word with
one of niv counsel upon the subject, nor with
any one else. My reconciliation with my wife
was my own act, done without consultation
with any relative,connection, friend or adviser.
Whatever blame, if any belongs to the step,
should fall upon me. lam prepared'o defend
what I have done before the only tribunals I
recognize as having the slightest claim to juris
diction over the subject—my own conscience
and the bar of Heaven. lam not aware of
any statute, or code of morals, which makes it
infamous to forgive a woman ; nor is it usuul
to make our domestic life a subject of consul
tation with friends, no matter how near and
dear to ns. And I cannot allow even all the
world combined to dictate to'me the repudia
tion of my wife, when I think it right to for
give her, and restore her to my confidence and
If I ever failed to comprehend the utterly
desolate position of an offending though penitent
woman—the hopeless future, with all its dark
possibilities of danger, to which she is doomed
when proscribed as an outcast—l can now see
plainly enough, in the almost universal howl
of denunciation with which she is followed to
my threshold, the misery and perils from which
I hflte rescued the mother of my child. And
although it is very sad for me to incur the
blame of friends and the reproaches of many
wise and good people, I shall strive to prove
to all who feel any interest in me, that if I am
the first man who has ventured to say to tiie
world an erring wife and mother may be for
given and redeemed,that in spite of all obstacles
in niv path the good results of this example
shall entitle it to the imitation of the generous
and the commendation of the just.
There are raauy who think that an act of
duty, proceeding solely from affections which
can only be comprehended in the heart of a
husbaud acd a father, is to he fatal to my pro
fessional, political audsocial standing. If this
be so, theu 60 be it. Political station, profes
sional success, social recognition, are not the
only prizes of ambition ; and I have seen
enough of the world in which I have moved,
and read enough of the lives of others,to teach
me that, if one be patient and resolute, it is
the man himself who indicates the place lie
will occupy ; aud so long as I oo nothing worse
than to re-unite my family under the roof'
where they may find shelter from contumely
and persecution, Ido not fear the noisy but
fleetiug voice of popular clamor. The multi
tude accept their first impressions from a few ;
but in the end men think for themselves, and
if I know the human heart—and sometimes 1
think that in a career of mingled sunshine and
storm I have sounded nearly all its depths—
then I may reassure those who look with re
luctant farebodings upon ray future to be of
good cheer, for I will not cease to vindicate a
just claim to the respect of my fellows ; while
to those motley groups, here and there, who
look upon my misfortunes only as weapons to
be employed for my destruction, to those I sav
once for all, if a man make a good use of his
enemies they wil] be as serviceable to him as
lii conclusion, let me ask only one favor of
those who, from whatever motive, may deeui
it necessary or agreeable ti comment in | uhlic
or private upon this sad history ; and that is,
to aim all their arrows at my breast, and for the
sake of my innocent child to spare her yet
youthful mother, while she seeks in sorrow and
contrition the mercy aud pardon of Him to
whom, sooner or later, we must all appeal.
Very respectfully,your most obedient servant
DANIEL E. SICKLES.
SUSPENSION BRWGE BLOWN Dow.v.—The
Suspension Bridge which spans the Delaware
lliver between Barryville, Sullivan Co., N. Y ,
and Sbohola, Pike Co , Pa., was blown down
during the storm 011 Saturday evening, July
2d. The bridge was 500 feet span, held by
two inch cables, passing over four towers, 45
feet high, aud anchored about fifty feet back
in stone. It costs $9,000, and has been in ope
ration three years. Chauiicy Thomas, Esq., is
the losser by this accident in about half value
of the bridge. A party of ladies and gentle
men had just passed over on horseback. Two
of the party, Mr Holbrock. a teacher of Mon
tieello Academy, and .Miss Kate McElroy, of
Philadelphia, determining torecross the bridge
before the storm, put spurs to their horses,aud
just got to the bridge as the shower began.—
Driving under a house opposite the bridge,and
between the cables, the high wind took it off
its foundation, pulling the cables against tiie
house under which they were. A timber
knocked the gentleman under his horse, and
the shed crushed the lady down upon her horse.
For a moment all was bewilderment but regain
ing his equilibrium he seized hold of the lady,
and drew her senseless from the ruins. Proper
restoratives were efficacious aud loth parties
are all right. If there had been three more
guys on the bridge, it would have stood yet. —
A GREAT HARVEST.— The Lancaster Union
says that the farmers of that couuty have just
gathered the largest crop that has ever been
secured in that county. It says the crop is an
enormous one—" if we were allowed to guess
we would not make the ligures less than four
millions of bushels. , ' t Accounts'from every quar
ter concar iu representing the harvest just
gathered the largest ever produced iu this or
any other country.
iirtos from all Rations.
—The Decatur Magnet has hoisted the
name* of James Guthrie, of Kentucky, anil Horatio King
of Maine, for President and Vice-President.
—As a pic nic party was returning to Troy,
N T . Y-, on the S •henectady Railroad on Thursday evening
last, a- the train mated Troy a gang of rowdies com
muned throwing stones through the car windows. Al
though a uumlter of the stones went through the glass
no one was hurt. Two of the- rascals were subsequently
arrested, lined S'<o each and sentenced to six months'
imprisonment in the penitentiary.
—The new Passenger Depot fcr the N. "Y.
AE. It. It., at Corning is about completed. It is built of
-tone and is two stories in height. It is located nearly in
front of the Dickinson House.
—The Lancaster (Pa.) Union says the
largest harvest ever secured in that county is now being
garnered. It estimates the wheat at four millions of
bushels, and every tiling in proportion.
—The Wellsville Free Press reports that
counterfeit ones on the Chemung Canal Bank are in cir
culation in that vicinity.
—We learn from the Canandaigea papers,
that Mr. Albert Cleaveland, proprietor of the Canandai
gua Hotel, sold a handsome span of matched horses on
Tuesday of last week for seventeen hundred dollars.—
They were purchased by a gentleman in Albany, for a
friend in Paris. That is a large amount of money to have
invested in such risky property.
—Two men attempted to kill their wives, in
Richmond. Va., on Saturday night, oue by unmerciful
heatings of the head with a club, the other by kicking in
two of the ribs of the partner of his bosom, and breaking
her collar hone.
—The shnft of the Washington Monument
at the Capital is at present 174 feet in height from the
ground. An attempt was to have been made, yesterday
morning, to reach the top in order to make a rpeedy re
sumption of the work, but the plan of ascent proposed
vvjs too dangerous and another will be devised.
—Hon. A. B. DICKINSON has been engaged
to deliver the Address before the Broome County Agri
cultural Society, at the Annual meeting in September.
—There are now four Bishops elect, who
will be consecrated at the General Convention of the
Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States, to be
luld in October next, at Richmond, Va., viz : Dr. Oden
heimer, Bishop of New Jersey ; Dr. Dedell, Assistant
Bishop of Ohio ; Dr. Gregg, Bishop of Texas ; and Rev.
Mr. Whipple, Bishop of Minnesota.
A man was Gued SSO and costs on Tues
day, at Rochester, for killing a brace of woodcock. He
pleaded ignorance of the law, but the Sportsman's Club
were unrelenting, and he had to undergo the penalty.
—They had a lively game of ball at Ash
tabula, on the Fourth, and the venerable Joshua R. Gid
diugs made the highest score, never missing the ball when
it came near him.
—The Erie receipts in June show a decrease
of $140,000 as compared with June 1858, and up to the
6th of July the decrease is $34,000.
Burglars paid a visit to the office of Ger
rit Smith, at Peterboro, one night last week. They broke
in the door, blew open an iron safe with gunpowder, and
carried off about SIOO in money.
—The agent of a French house was in New
ark, N J., last week, to contract with some of the shoe
manufacturers to furnish 800,000 pairs of shoes for the
—The Council Bluffs Bugle says that Wrn.
N. Byers, one of the editors of the Rocky Mountain Xcws,
arrived at Omaha City, Nebraska, on the oth inst., with
SIO,OOO in gold dust.
—Mrs. Appleby, of St. Louis, an interest
ing and beautiful young woman, was so overcome by
grief at the loss of her infant child, that she committed
suicide by cutting her throat.
Mr. J M. Wright, a prominent citizen of
St. Joseph, was murdered on the 12th inst., by a ne
gro man whom he had employed to drive him a few miles
from the town. The negro was subsequently arrested by
a committee of citizens, in whose hands he now is. They
have concluded to burn him to death.
—Bedford Springs is daily receiving acces
sions to the company now sojouring there. Quite a num
ber of pilgrims are wending their way thither, anxious to
bask in Presidential smiles.
—The record of the case of Mrs. Gaines,
about to be carried to the Supreme Court at Washington,
has been made up at New Orleans, and covers two thou
sand one hundred and twenty-one pages of manuscript!
The Oetrc it Advertiser says that the
slaves run off bv old John Brown, of Kansas, and who
arrived at Windsor, C. W., early in the spring, are all do
—The Philadelphia Banks have given up
their attempt to coerce the country banks into keeping
heavy deposits in the city, ostensibly for the purpose of
keeping their notes at par, bnt really to pay tribute to
the city in>titutious. If banks redeem at their own
counter, that is enough.
—At the late session of the IT. S Court at
Williamsport the Grand Jury recommended the U.S.
Government to give the Commissioners of Lycoming
county slo,ooo to aid in building a new Court House at
Williamspoi't, in consideration of which the U. S. Court
will have the use of the house.
—The Hon. Jeremiah Shindel, of Lehigh
county, Pa., has resigned his pastoral office in the Ger
man Evangelical Lutheran Church which he has held
many years. 1 lie church authorities lately declared that
the Riding of apolitical office was incompatible with
that ol the clerical.
Victor F. Ward, of Louisville, the boy
whose whipping by Butler, the school teacher, was the
lir.->t act in the Mat. Ward tragedy, died on the 26th ult.
Bishop Potter, of Pennsylvania, is among
the visitors at Atlantic City, Pennsylvania. The state of
his health is lar from encouraging.
—Gen. Tom Thumb (Charles L. Stratton)
is on his way home from England. He is now of age, is
a smart little man, and declares himself in the matri
—The members of the State Committee of
the People's party of Pennsylvania, meet at the St. Law
rence Hotel, in the City of Philadelphia, on Thursday,
the 4th day of August next.
—Col. Eli Slifer, the present efficient State
Treasurer, recently paid $44,100 of the public debt, and
also the interest due on the public debt, amounting to
Paul Morphy has determined to make
New York his future residence, and to enter upon the
practice of the law. Bonner is to pay him up in the
thousands for editing the chess department of the Ledger.
—The Leavenworth Times says that the
Republican majority on the popular vote for members of
the Constitutional t onvention of Kansas ranges between
3,000 and 5,000. The Democrats were celebrating this
as their victory a lew days ago.
—One of the party of Americans who had
such a narrow escape from death, at the bauds of the
Swiss Guard, at Perugia, win the widow of the late Bishop
Doane, of New Jersey.
-The ludependeute of Brescia states that
several young girls have made vows not to marry any
body but wounded soldiers of the army ol Italian Indepen
—At the Fourth of July celebration in
Ironton, Missouri, Capt. John Hall, one of Marion's men,
was present. He is a native of North Carolina, and will
t* 9? yeais of age on the 21st of September next.
E. O. GOODRICH, EDITOR.
Thursday Morning, July 28, 1859,
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THE REPUBLICAN CO.
COMMITTEE will meet at the Court
House, in the Borough of Towanda,
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6. 1859. Rt 1. P. M.
The following named persons compose said Committee
—\V. C. Bogart, C. H. Ames. Otis Hamilton, Andrew Fee,
B. S. Dartt, I N. Evans, John U. Towner J G. Ham
mond. Philander Long.
July 26, 1859. W. C. BOGART, Chairman.
THE EUROPEAN WAR ENDED !
A Treaty of Peace has been signed between
the Emperors of France and Austria, aud the
Italian war has been brought to a sudden con
clusion. This highly important intelligence
was received by tbe - Yort/i Briton, which ar
rived at Quebec, Sunday, with advices four
days later—she having left Liverpool on the
13th. The Africa., which arrived at New
York on Thursday morning, brought the fact
of an armistice having been concluded, to ex
tend to the 15th of August. In an order of
the day issued by NAPCLEO.V on the 10th, he
announced the armistice to his soldiers, but
gave, of course, no intimation of an expecta
tion of peace. On the 11th, an interview took
place between the two Emperors, at Villa
Franca, the result of which was a treaty, the
outlines of which are given in a telegram from
the French Emperor to the Empress. An
Italian Confederation is to be established, un
der tbe honorary presidency of the Pope.—
Austrian rights in Lombardy are conceded to
France, and transferred to Sardinia, to which
she is annexed. Venice, while forming an in
tegral part of the Italian Confederation, is to
be preserved to and governed by the Emperor
of Austria. The effect of the news of peace
on the Money market was quite perceptible.
The Emperor's dispatch was bulletined on the
Paris Bourse on the 12th, and tiie funds im
mediately rose 2 1-2 per cent. The news did
not transpire in Loudon until after the closing
hour for Consols, so that the full effect is no
known, but sales were made late in the day at
90 12. The treaty is commented upon vari-
ou>ly by the English Press, though its provi
sions seem to bo generally distasteful. The
Liverpool Cotton market remained firm at the
advance noted by the Africa. Provisions and
Breadstuffs continued very dull, a decline hav
ing takeu place in Flour.
The terms of the treaty of peace, though
imperfectly understood, seem to give very gen
eral disappointment, and it is very freely com
mented upon, the impression being that Louis
Napoleon has failed to fulfill th e purposes for
which the war was commenced. It may be,
however, that a fuller understanding of the
settlement will discover better terms for Italian
THE SUNDAY " CAR " QUESTION. —Not a lit-
tle excitement prevails in the City of Brotherly
Love owing to the stopping of the city cars
there, on Sunday, by the city authorities, on
complaint of sundry respectable citizens, that
such running on that day is a " breach of the
peace." The case is an interesting one, —and
as the subject is beginning to excite much at
tention it is desirable that the questions at is
sue should be well understood.
The Mayor, in his instructions to the Chief
of Police, says that driving a ear on the Sab
bath is a misdemeanor aud infraction of the
public peace, as it necessarily disturbs the pro
per observances and rest of the day. The driver
who was arrested, had an examination on Mon
day last before Alderman Hutchinson, who
decided upon holding him to answer for " a
breach of the public peace." The defeudant
than applied to Judge Thompson of the Supreme
Court for a writ of habeas corpus to show cause
why he should not be released. The writ was
'allowed and the court on Thursday and Friday
was occupied in taking testimony and in listen
ing to the arguments of counsel. Mr. William
A. Porter opened the case for the Common
wealth, claiming that this is a Christian Gov
ernment, and that there can be no religion
without the Sabbath, and no Sabbath if the
cars were allowed to run on that day, Messrs.
Webster and Hirst, on the other hand, con
tended in behalf the defendant, that this is not
a sectarian'governmeut,that Christians are not
agreed concerning the Sabbath, whether the
seventh or the first day of the week should be
observed as snch,and that legal compulsion was
no way to settle these mooted points. Finally
Judge Thompson decided that the running of
cars on the Sabbath amounted to a beach of
the peace, thus sustaining the Mayor in what
he caused to be done in the premises.
i " Mr. GOODRICH " respectfully informs the
1 editor of the Jhrald, that he has not thought
the Post Oflice nor Post Master of sufficient
importance to make either the subject of con
| versation. He entertains towards the latter
the same complacent and charitable feeling,
that Uncle Toby expressed to the fly :
" Go, poor devil, get thee gone, why should 1 hurt thee?
1 his world surely is wide enough to hold both thee
WASHINGTON AN ZANDT has commenced the
publication of a paper on "LoDg Island. ' ' -
THE SICKLES AFFAIR. —Our readers will
bear us witness that the Sickles tragedy, in
cluding the shooting of KKV, and the disgust
ing details of the trial, were only mentioned
in our columns, so far as was necessary to keep
our readers advised of the progress and result.
The finale of this unfortunate affair, as we
mentioned last week, has been the forgiveness
by Mr SICKLES of his erring but penitent wife,
and the resumption of marital relations. This
act, which would seem to be one of a personal
nature, in no way concerning the public, has
been made the subject of newspaper comment,
in most instances, we are sorry to say, of con
demnation and reproach. Some features of
the vituperation indulged in by the press, has
induced Mr. SICKLES to address a letter to a
New York paper, which we publish in another
In publishing this letter wordo not conceive
that the matter is one IU which ourselves or
the public are in any way interested—but as
the writer of it has been stigmatized for tak
ing back to his affections, a guilty wife, the
reasons which have led to this step, may with
propriety be given to the public.
In our judgment the letter of Mr. SICKI KS
docs him great credit. He lias set forth his
reasons in a manly way, assuming to himself
the entire responsibility of the aet, basing his
action upou grouuds which irresistibly arouse
the feelings and sympathies of those who read
his letter. The excited passions might lead
him to imbrue his hands in the blood of the
invader of his domestic peace, but it recpiiresa
degree of moral courage rarely attained to par
dou and receive au erring wife, iu the face of
the world's contumely and conventional denun
We have a higjj and notable instance re
corded in Holy Writ of the pardon of a guil
ty woman—and we rejoice that in this instance
Mr. SICKLES has the true courage to bid defi
ance to a social sentiment based ou pharasaical
pride, and looking only to external virtue,
which while it is lenient enough to the faults
of a man, meets with savage vindictiveness
the slightest errors of a woman, whatever may
be tbe palliation or atonement. The true rea
sons which have led to this act, concerns him
self alone. If his wife lias become truly re
pentant, he could perform no nobler act than
rescuing the mother of his child from the dark
future and horrible life to which the unchari
tableness of the world consigned her. We
trust he may find in the ineffable peace which
a good deed brings that he has not miscalcu
lated when be says that "political station,
professional success, social recognition, are not
the only prizes of ambition," but that around
a hearth where loving though bruised hearts
duster, may be found happiness, though the
world may point the finger of scorn and nar
row and cold moralists sneer and condemn.
THE KANSAS CONSTITUTION. —A committee
of the Kansas Constitutional Convention has
presented a draft of the preamble and first
article, which is a Bill of Rights. The pream
ble recites the fundamental laws of the body
politic ; declares the purpose of the instrument
and defines the boundaries of the state of Kan
sas ; and the bill itself, which numbers twenty-
three sectious, sets out with the declaration
that all political power is inherent in the peo
ple ; proclaims rePgious toleration ; defends
the sacredness of the writ of habeas corpus; pro
tects the freedom of legislative debate ; forbids
the transportation from the state of any party
for any offence committed within the state
limits ; prohibits imprisonment for debt ; insures
to naturalized citizens the full privileges ac
corded to natives ; and declares that no citizen
of the state shall be held to appear before the
Supreme Court of the United States on an ap
peal from the Supreme Court of the state, but
that when appeals are taken on questions of
inter-staie law, they shall only be through or
in District Courts of the United States.
Sieff If the motley group surrounding the
Herald imagine they get us to become a party
to their attempt to make political capital out
of the question of Canal Damages, they are
very much mistaken. We should not have
condescended to notice their convulsions, had
we not deemed it our duty to the public to
rebuke the infamous advice they gave—least
it might, possibly, mislead some honest man.
The J braid's position is, not to regard the
law, but trust to future Legislatures for the
recovery of damages. Ours is, to respect the
law, having confidence in the Commissioners
and in the Courts.
We are willing that the public should judge,
which is the wisest advice, and which proceeds
from the most disinterested source.
A WOMAN TORN IN PIECES BY DOGS. The
Memphis Enquuer says, that on Tuesday last,
Mrs. Slattery, the wife of a sober, honest and
hard-working man of that city, while cross
ing the bayou with a bucket of water in her
hands, was attacked by a number of vicious
dogs, and her limbs literally bitten to the
bone. Mr. McGraw, living in the vicinity,
hearing the agonizing shrieks of the victim,
hastened to her assistance, and received a se
vere bite upon the calf of his leg. Officer
Boyte and Mr. Sheridan soon arrived, and se
curing a couple of shot-guns, killed four of the
brutes and severely wounded another. There
are no hopes of the unfortunate womau's re
The Cooperstown Republican says of
Rolloff, who appeared at the General Term of
the Supreme Court lately held in that village :
He asked for a discharge, on the ground that
he had been once tried, and argued his own mo
tion with great intellectual discrimination and
ability. But the Court of Appeals having
held that this conviction was a mis-trial and
not a trial, therefore the Judges ordered a new
trial in Tioga County—saying that in case
there is no new and aditional evidence produced
he;must be acquitted:—that is, if the body of
the wife or child could not be found.
LOCAL AND GENERAL. \
SULLIVAN COUNTY. —TIie Republican County
Convention assembled at Forksville, on Tuesday last, and
was organized by appointing Wu. MKYLEKT, Esq., Pres
ident. The following ticket was placed in nomination
Prot. Remitter A Recorder —B. L. Cheney, of Laporte
Sheriff— Joseph Gensil.of Cherry.
Treasurer —Augustus I.ippenoott, of Ifillsgrove.
Commissioner —John Hiddleson, of Davidson.
Auditor —Moses A. Rogers, of Forks.
Coroner— L. D. Porter, of Fox.
Henry Mctcalf, Esq., was nominated for State Senator,
with the privilege of choosing his own Conferees in the
C. J.Richardson, Esq., and Daniel T. Huckell were
appointed Representative Conferees.
STRUCK BY LIOTIINING.— On Wednesday last, as Mr. WM.
Low, of Laporte township, with his two sons, were at
work in the harvest field, a thunder shower came up
suddenly, and the lightning struck in their midst, pros
trating the tliree, and instantly killing SYLVESTER, the
eldest son. The fluid entered between the shoulders,
passing down, tearing his clothes and boots entirely off.
Mr. Low. and the other son, were stunned, but we un
derstand, are not fatally injured.
©ST* The annual exhibition of the Wyo
ming County Agricultural Society takes place this year on
Wednesday and Thursday, the 12th and 13th of October
next. Higher premiums are offered this year thau here
Two HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS REWARD.
—On the 24th of June a tie was placed on the track of
the New Y'ork & Erie Railroad near Wellsburg. John
A mot, Director of the Company, offers a rew rd of $250
for the apprehension and conviction of the person or per
sons who placed the obstruction on the track. This
prompt effort to ferret out the scoundrel is worthy of
Montrose Democrat says of Mr.
JOHNSON, of Susquehanna County, appointe' as Com
missioner to assess damages on the North Branch and
Wyoming Canals "So far as the appointment of ex-
Shcrift'Johnson, of this county, is concerned, the Judges
were decidedly fortunate in their selection. Mr. Johnson
is one of our staunch, upright farmers, of excellent judg
ment, and is not a man to be influenced by any parties
interested. We learn that the selection was made with
out solicitation from Mr. Johnson, or any of his friends.'*
GODEY'S LADY'S BOOK —The A uprust num
ber of the Lady's Book is received. This monthly work
is the most prompt aud early in receipt of any other is
sued, and in like manner the best Ladies Magazine now
issued. Each number is beautifully illustrated with steel
Engravings, Fashion Plates, Embroidery Ac. Terms, $3
a year. Address L. A. Godey, Philadelphia, Pa,
To AI.I, WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.—WHEREAS :
I have lately received notice from different sources, that
a certain woman passing through the country by the
name of Marv Gibson, and representing herself as lately
coming into this country from Ireland, having lost her
husbaud upon the ocean ; this is therefore to warn ail
persons that said woman is an imposter of the worst
stamp. She professes to be a member of the M. E. Church
generally, or to suit circumstances, and exhibits a letter
ol membership with my name attached as pastor. The
same Mary Gibson called at my house some time last fall,
and exhibited a letter purporting to be from Rev. Br.
Alden. Presiding Elder in the East Genesee Conference,
certifying to her good character and membership in the
Methodi-t Church, and commending her to the sympa
thies and charities of the public. The public will do well
to be upon their guard, as she manages the matter with
a great deal of adroitness, and has, as I am well assured,
already swindled the Church and public to a large amount.
Religious and secular papers in the country will center
a favur by copying this notice.
B. B. EMORY.
Pastor of the M. E. C., Montrose, Ifyomtng Con/.
Montrose, May 14, 1859.
The above is from the Notthern Christian Advocate.
I would add to it, that I have reason to believe that this
woman makes a living by imposing on people, especially
Methodists. I published. I believe, the same woman in
1850. She then assumed the name of Mrs. Corey. She
had a large number of certificates from Methodist preach
ers, all of which she had either forged, or obtained them
bv fraud. She is almost perfect in her trade. Few can
withstand her tears or listen to her story without emo
tion. When she is published in or.e name, she will as
sume another. I would say to all, that the Methodist
Church never sends out beggars. Give to none, for there
are none worthy. WM. ARMSTRONG,
Pastor .3/. E. Church, Monroe.
FRANKLIN FIRE COMPANY NO. I—A special
meeting of Franklin Fire Company, will be held at Fire
man's Hall on Saturday, the 30th day of July, at o'-
clock P. M. A full attendance is desired as business cf
importance is to be brought before the Compauy.
By order, J. V. GEIGER, Secretary.
©SyThe attention of Farmers is directed to
the advertisement of the Tioga Point Agricultural Works
in another column.
SHIPMENTS of Coal by the Barclay Rail
Road and Coal Company :
Previous Shipments 10,(573 tons.
For week ending July 23 914 "
Amount for the season 11,587 tons.
©gy We have received the first number of
a very neat weekly paper, caPed " The State Journal
published at Philadelphia, and edited by REUBEN G. OR
WIG. The object seems to tie to make a family newspa
per, Republican in its politics, and the number before us,
certainly argues well for the usefulness and ability of the
paper. We trust it will succeed.
The publishers state that a daily paper will be publish
ed in connection with The State Journal, as soon as the
arrangements now being made can be completed, which
will place such an enterprise on a permanent basis.
The terms of the State Journal are $2 a year for a sin
gle copy: 10copies $1 50 per year. Address '"The
State Journal,*' Philadelphia.
©gy We are indebted to the A pent, Mr.
L. M. DEMOTT, for several numbers of thelllustrated
Life and Times of Washington," which fully sustain the
reputation of the work for its historical value, and the
elegance of the engravings and letterpress. Mr. D., is
travelling agent for the celebrated publishing house, ol
JOHNSON, FRY A Co., which is now issuing illustrated
editions of many of the most popular standard works.
©gyThc farmers in the hill towns, as they
are sometimes called, are now most busily engaged in
securing their crops of wheat, rye, barley, and grass ; the
former of these crops having been harvested some two
weeks earlier in the river towns.
We learn from various sources, that the crops of win
ter grain and barley are very fine, and but little injured
by the insect. It is judged by those who have had good
opportunities of knowing, that those crops are bet
ter on the whole than they have been before for a series
of years. In the western towns the farmers are, we un
derstand, raising considerable barley, which is said to be
a profitable crop, and good for fattening hogs, as well as
feeding horses, when mixed with other coarse grains in
the form of chop feed.
Grass is said to be light, especially, in " old meadows;"
the June frosts injured it. Some farmers say the grass
on some of their fields has not gained a particle since
those frosts. Corn will also be a light yield in many of
the towns of this County. Several pieces have been
ploughed up and buckwheat sowed upon the field.
We were shown last week a few heads of rye that were
brought lrom Peoria County, 111., by a son of Mr. JAMES
BOLLOCK, of Columbia, which were entirely shore of
their beards. This was done, as we were told by young
Mr. BULLOCK, by >%-. Jack Frost, in the month of June.
He says all the rye, in that part of the State at least, is.
or was before harvest, as bald as bald wheat, the beards
having fallen off a day or two after the freeze. The berry
we noticed is full and plump as we ever saw . Surely this
is somewhat singular. We presume that there were nev
er bcforeon one night, as many beards taken off, as were
take i on the night of the 4th of June by this celebrated
barber, Mr. Jack Frost. X-
State Central Committee.
The Hoc. David Taggart, President of the
People's Convention, which met at Harrisbory
some weeks since for the purpose of nominating
State Officers to be voted for at the October
election, has announced the following State
Central Committee :
Til ITRUI V
Hon. LEVI KLINE, Lebanon.
Districts. Name*. Residence.
I—Robert C. Smith, Philadelphia.
I—Henry E Wallace, do
I—Oeo. W. Pomeroy do
I—William 15. Thomas, do
2—James J. Lewis, Morgan's Corner
3—Robert Iredell, Norriston.
4—J. Wilson Cowell, Doylestown.
s—John H.Oliver, Allentown.
6—John S. Richards, Reading.
7—Robert M. Palmer, Pottsville.
B— E. H. Raucb, Manch Chunk.
9—S. R. Chase, Great Bend.
—S. P. Longsfreet, Wilkesbarre.
11—William A. Williams, Smethport.
12— B. Rush Petri ken, Lock Haven.
13—Israel Gutelius, Selinsgrove.
14—Lemuel Todd, Carlisle.
15—Joseph Casey, Ilarrisburg.
16—Bartram A Shaffer, Lancaster.
16—Samuel Shocb, Columbia.
17—William M'Conkey, Wriirhtsville.
18—James C. Austin, M'Conelsburg.
19— J. Sewall Stewart, Huntingdon.
20—Lewis W. Ilall, Altoona.
21—Titian J. Coffey, Indiana.
22—1>. W. Shyroek, Greensburg.
23—John Hall. Washington.
24 J. Heron Foster, Pittsburgh.
24—Russell Errett, do
25—Thomas J. Power, Rochester.
26—John S Poineroy, New Castle.
27 J. Newton Pettis, Meadville.
28—Ileury Souther, Ridgt way.
President of the Convention.
ATTEMPT D M URDF.R AND SUICIDE. — On
Wednesday morning the painful news was
brought to this place that a murder had been
committed in the town of Benton, Yates county.
It appears that a man by the name of Mbjor
Halcomb, a farmer, residing in the town of
Benton, had shot his wife, the charge taking
effect in the groin, causing a most frightful
wound. A sou of the would-be murderer caught
hold of him, and another charge remaining in
the gun went off without doing any injury
After the gnu was discharged, Halcomb seized
it by the barrel and struck his wife two or
three heavy blows, brea king the stock from the
barrel with the first blow, and with thesecoud
bending the barrel a good deal out of shape.—
The man then disappeared toward a piece of
wood near by, and was not pursued until some
time afterward. This all occurred at about 7
o'clock in the morning. Pursuit was made in
the afternoon, and lie was found in a wheat
field, near by with his throat cut in a horrible
manner, but yet alive, as he had uot severed
the jugular vein. What would seem the strang
est part of the whole the woman was alive
last Saturday, and hopes were entertained of
her recovery. The man was also alive on Satur
day, but was not doing so well. Jealousy is
said to be the cause of this horrible attempt
at murder aud suicide.— Penn Yan Democrat.
RUBIED TWENTY-FIVE HOURS I.V A COAL
SHAFT. —The Peoria (III.) Transcript, of the
9th, gives an account of a man's having been
buried in a shaft sunk for coal, at Wesley
City, for a period of twenty-five hours, and
then taken out alive. The shaft was sunk
thirty-four feet for coal, but lions'having been
found, an attempt was made to remove the
curb, and it was while trying to save this that
the cave-in occurred. This happened on Thurs
day, the Bth, about 10 o'clock in the mcruing.
The alarm was instantly given, and an ex
cited crowd rushed to the spot. On listening,
blows on the timbers could be heard from be
low, showing the buried man to be alive, and
the work of digging him ont was at once com
menced. The shaft was three and a half feet
in diameter and was entirely blocked up with
sand and timber for fifteen feet, and for the
balance of the way the curbing was in a shat
tered and dangerous condition.
At 11 o'clock on Friday, after 25 hours'
incarceration, the poor fellow was reached,and
rescued unhurt! It seems that when the curb
gave way, some two or three feet at the bottom
held firm, and the timbers above, in falling,
formed a sort of roof above him, and thus sav
ed his life.
DR G S. PECK, ST KG EON AND
MECHANICAL DENTIST, TOWANDA, l'a.
karOifiee, No. 1, Brick Row, over E. T. Fox's store —
entrance first door en Pine st. July is, 1859.
TO THE REPUBLICAN VOTERS OF
BRADFORD : FELLOW CITIZENS—I offer myself as
a Candidate for the office of COUNTY TREASURER,
subject to the decision ol the Rcpudlican County Conven
tion, and respectfully ask the co-operation ol toy Repub
lican friends in my behalf. Should i be so fortunate as
to be nominated arid elected, 1 will perform the duties of
said office with fidelity. E. R. VAUGHN.
Wyal using, July 12,1859.
Y"EOM A N's FRUIT BOTTLES,for keep
ing Fruit, Ac., Fresh all the year round These
Bottles are cheaper and better than any other bottle or
can in use. For sale by E. T. FOX.
BARCLAY R. R A COAL COMPANY.
Office in Patton's block, corner of Main aud Bridge
streets, Towauda, second floor.
Retail prices of Coal :
LUMP COAL. SMITH COAL.
By the single ton $2,25. $2,1*0.
Orders sold at the Office, and at O. D. Bartlett's store.
COAL will be delivered in town, at 2."> cents per load.
Towanda, July 11, 185-1. Gen'l Superintendent.
IV 11 IT I T TRlb ES,
Shrubs aud Vines.
fPIIE undersigned will be prepared the oom-
I ing Fall. t< supply the public with a well selected
and choice variety o! trees,shrubs aud vines. All orders
sent or given I will attend to filling and delivering my
self. and ho|*e to make satisfactory. Trees that shed the
leaf should be transplanted in the fall, evergreens late in
the spring. As some people think that nursery men
should replace all trees that do not live, 1 would say.
to those buying of me, that I do not agree to Jo so, but
1 will warrant my trees to be in good order when deliv
ered. 1 will warrant all to live, but in such a case 1 will
have an extra price, and attend to setting out myself.
N. B.—The following insurance Companies have ap
pointed me their Agent, to take risks of all classes where
local agents are not found : The Farmer's Union Insur
ance Co., and Great Western Mutual, now of Philadelphia,
the Kensington of Philadelphia, the Lycoming County
Mutual Insurance Company, of Muncy Pa., Auy thing
in this line promptly attended.
Towanda, July 25,1859.
HARDWARE. -A NEW LOT JUST
received a* At ERCUR'B.