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A rase of t?ie most allocking cruelty lias
recently occupied the attention of the conrt at
Singapore. A Chinatnan being indebted to one
tJoali Jee, lias servant, for wages, and the lat
ter becoming importunate, lie determined tore
lieve himself of his presence in the following
manner : Having secured the services of four
other of his countrymen, they seized the 1 unfor
tunate Goah .fee, and having suspended liirn
by his t lil from a tree—lbs feet not touching
the ground—they beat him severely with poles,
mid then proereded to gouge out his eves with
a piece of bamlioo. Having accomplished this,
they, with an iron nail, severed the eyes, which
were hanging suspended down his checks. Af
ter this he became senseless, and having bound
him with ropes, they finally threw hini into
the neighboring swamp, hoping that he would
there perish. But it was not so, for, return
ing to consciousness, he managed to grope '-is
way to a friend's house close by, and gave in
formation to the police of the whole affair.-
They were all seized and brought to trial ;
the ringleader was sentenced to be executed,
and the others transported.
65T 11. P- E ESIJE, the man who succeeded
in deluding fifteen young ladies into an accept
ance of a false offer of employment as teach
ers in Southern families, was on Thursday even
ing brought from Washington by Officer
SCHI.EMN. under a requisition from Gov P. CK
ER, and placed in a cell in the Central Station
bouse in Philadelphia. Many papers were
found in his possession, evidencing numerous
'• confidence" speculations in which he was en
gaged, and also the applications of the young
ladies, upon the charge of swindling whom he
was arraigned before the Court yeste.day, a
true bill having been found against him by the
Graud Jury. He alleges that he was instiga
ted to this fraud by a man with whom he re
cently occupied a room in a boarding-house on
South-Tenth street. This man is a New-York
er, and he states that he will divulge the con
nection held between them. He says that
the money extorted from the deluded misse
was obtained from biuj by bis co-operator by
ft©"" On Friday evening, the 12th of August
last, as the mail train on the Erie Railroad
was passing through the village of Smithboro
in the midst of a terrible rain storm, the engi
neer, James Tripp, saw something struck by
the cow catcher,and rushing out of the window
in front of the engine and aiong her whole
length, seized a man by the hair and held on
shouting to the fireman : "Itis u man, slow
the engine, slow the engine !"
Mr. Tripp held on while the engine ran at
least sixty rods. YYben stopped the man was
found to be Cornelius Y'ontz, of Smithboro, an
aged man who had gone cut on an errand,
holding over his bead an umbrella. The noise
of the rain falling on the umbrella prevented
him from hearing the engine until ho was
struck. Of course both his ancles were smash
ed, and if it had not been for the singular dar
ing of Engineer Tripp, he must have been torn
to pieces and scattered on the track.
Mr. Y'ontz has eutirelv recovered excepting
the use of bis legs. YVe do not know Mr.
Tripp, but cannot help awarding to him the
honor of saving a human life by risking his own
to an extent unparalled in the history of rail
roading Chcego Tiaws.
How THF. HALL OF THE HOUSE OF R?:RNF;-
SEXTATIVES WILL LOOK THIS WLXTKII. The
Washington Star says, some workmen have
been engaged for some time in arranging the
floor of the new Hall of Representatives, un
der the order of the last session, and in re
moving the desks. The sofas, which are to
take place of the chairs, have not as yet been
placed in their positions The rows of seats
rise above each other on the same elevation as
before, but the space is circumscribed nearly
one half, and the members will be seated much
more comfortably and conveniently for the
transaction of business. The vacant spaces to
the right and left of the Speaker's chair, occa
sioned by the new arrangement, will be occu
pied with a large writing tables and ail the
THF. GREAT REVIVAL — The extensive religi
ons awakening in Ireland, greater than hereto
fore in that country, is extending to Scot
land and Wales. It has reached the col!ier>
of Staffordshire, and in one place it isc-timat
ed that there are five hundred converts. From
among their own number, a collier has been
raised up who daily preaches the Word with
great power. In many of the coal-pits daily
prayer meetings and Bible readings are held.
In South Wales, so extraordinary Mho revival
interest, that all the churches and chapels are
crowded on week days as well as Sundays.—
Prayer meetings in churches, in school rooms,
in work shops, and even in fields, are held
morning and evening. In one town eiirhf public
houses have been closed siuee the work began.
It is now spreading into North Wales A
clergyman of tiie Established Church writes :
" There is no enthusiasm, but a deep, profound
and awfully solemn impression." in some dis
tricts, notorious for blasphemy, an oath is now
never heard, nnd drunkards in thousands have
become total abstainers. It is estimated that
in two counties only, 0,000 persons, witliiu the
last five months, have been converted.
LANCASTER COUNTY TOBACCO CROP— The
Lancaster county tobacco crop of 18b'J is heav
ier than ever it was before. We cannot ven
ture make an estimate of how many thousand
acres are now in tobacco, lest we should
wake it too small, and yet be thought bv
some people abroad to be exaggerating YVe
do not know about the lower end of tiie coun
ty, but in the southwestern and western por
tions of it, the traveler is never out of sight of
tobacco fields. So far as we are able to judge,
the crop is an exceedingly good one—basing
our judgment upon the size of the plants, and
if early frosts do not blight those nearly ready
to cut, the tobacco crop will add thousands
upon thousands of dollars to the capital ot
Lancaster county.— Lancaster Ecpress.
RAILROAD OPENING— The opening of the
Snnbury aud Erie Railroad from Erie City to
Union Mills, is to be celebrated by a demon
stration fitting the occasion, at Union Mills,
on Friday next. The company have twenty
eight miles of road in running order from Erie
eastward, and the track layers are employed
in putting dowu the track to YVarren, which
will be accomplished within a couple of months.
The work on the line of this road is pushed
forward with an energy and success hardly
hoped for by its most sanguine friends fifteen
months ago, and what is better, the expendi
tures are very generally largely withiu the es- i
iirtos from all ilatlons.
—The Elmira Press announces the resigna
tion of C. A. Lane, the N. V. A Erie Railroad Station
Ag'-nt at that place : and the removal of Isatv 11. Reynolds
the head clerk in the freight office there.
—.John Reynolds, a colored man by profes
sion a whitt-washer, ate ninety large peaches Thursday,
in Cleveland, on a wager. He arose from the repast ap
pareutly refreshed and re-uiued his artistic avocation.
—lt is said that ihenorthen lights last Mon
day night so scared an old lady in Fairbaven, Mas*,
that the got up, dre*ed herself, said a prayer, took a
pinch of snuff, and went to the meeting house, w here sat
on the steps singing hymns till broad daylight.
Chief Justice Taney, of the United States
Supreme Court, is in the eighty-third yea* of his age.—
His eight neonates fhe court, with one single excep
tion. arc all three score years and ten, and some of them
considerably exceed that number.
—FATAL MISTAKE.— A family named Fisher
residing in New Castle, Pa., was poisoned a few days ago
by eating toad stools in mistake for mush rooms. A child
about two years old died from the effects, but the others
— A man named SntRLPS announces that he
intends to jump into Niagara River on the 16th inst,
from White's Pleasure Grounds, a mile below the Falls,
where Lilondin's rope crosses the river.
Copper Ore in considerable quantities,has
t>een found in Wolf township, Lycoming county. Pa.,and
a mine is to be opened. So says the Muncy Luminary
—The proceedings for the sale of the Erie
Road, under the fourth mortgage of that Corporation .have
been postponed to October, when a new Board of Directors
will be in power.
—Ex Governor David R. I'orter. of Harris
. burg, has been elected vice president of the Sabine and
; Itio Grande Railroad Company, and designs leaving for
Texas in a mouth or two to enrer upon the duties of his
i Five of the women concerned in the tarring
and feathering of a prostitute, at South Bend, Indiana,
. some time ago, have been arrested and held to hail.
—GEORGE H. FAIRCHILD, Esq., formerly of
Waverly, has been nominated by the Democracy of
; Atchison, for the office of Mayor of that city.
| —At a Camp Meeting in East Kingston, New
• Hampshire, a Deputy Sheriff was arrested for peddlii g
' cakes and pies without license. After paying his fine,ss
and costs, he arrested Elder J. V. Ilimes for selling
| " Seeoud Advent " books, who was fined like the Sheriff
but he refused to pay, and went to jail, confident that the
Millenium had not yet come.
Futher Sullivan, the Catholic priest in
Northampton, Mass.,, has administered a severe castiga
: tion to those of his flock who improve the Sundays by
! getting drunk. He alluded to the fact that eleven of the
lay members were arrested on a recent Sunday, and
threatened hereafter to proclaim in open meeting the
names of those who should be found drunk and disturbing
the public peace.
—The Hon. Oliver J. Morgan, of Carrel.
I A., has presented to Bishop Polk the handsome sum of
#lO,llOO, as the foundation of a Professorship o! Agricul
tural Chemistry in *' University of the South." Tiiis dona
tion makes up the entire amount of $50,000, required by
the charter of the establishment of the University.
A Mastodon lias been discovered in the
town of Plymouth, Michigan. But a portion of it has yet
been exhumed. The larger of the tn o teeth is five inches
in length and three and one half in breadth, and weighs
two pounds and an ounce.
—The Wisconsin Republican State Conven
tion, on the 31-t ult., nominated Alexander W. Bandall,
the present incumbent, tor Governor.
—A young minted W. H. Jamison fell from
Genesee Falls, Rochester, on the 31st ult., while witness
ing the rope walking of Mons. DeLave, striking the rocks
below, and was instantly killed. He fell a distance of
| over 50 leet, and but a short distance from where Sam
i Patch met bis death.
—The Niagara House, originally known as
the Franklin House, the most ancient hotel in the city of
. Oswego, was destroyed by fire Friday morning at 1
—Mr John Schuyler,of Chemung,has shown
the editor of the Waverly Advocate a specimen of Siberian
I oats in the stalk, measuring nearly six feet in length,
which he says, will yield about seventy five bushels to the
acre. Surely we live in an age of abundance.
—At the Republican Caucus held in Wa
verly for the election of delegates to the County Conven
tion at Owego, a resolution was unanimously adopted in
favor of the nomination of Hon. J. M. Parker, for Justice
of the Supreme Court.
Mrs. Earned, of Wellsville, committed sui
' cide on Monday last by hanging herself in the cellar. No
■ reason is asigued tor the act.
—The Baltimore Patriot says that the pro
perty of the late George Brown, who died in that city last
week is estimated at $4,000,000.
—The Keokuk (Iowa) Gate City, of the
36th ult., says that ex-Judge Watson, cf Chariton County
1 has been indicted for robbing the County sa e of $5,000,
about a year since, when he was acting as County Judge.
—lt is reported that Stevenson, the cele
brated English engineer, received $225,000 for the plan ot
the Victoria Bridge at Montreal.
—The Republicans of Yates County have
resolved to have a canvass of every school district, and
save appointed a committee in district to do it.—
This work ought to be done in each county.
—The Hon. Amos Kendall, of Washington,
reached his seventieth year on Tuesday last, on which
occa-ion lie was visited aud congratulated by a number of
I friends in that city.
—Messrs Coeand Brooks of St. Louis, made
a fine double ascension, in their celebratedjballoons Comet
1 and Excelsior, at 3 o'clock on Wednesday, front the Fair
' grounds in Ithaca.
—The body of a middling-sized man contains
! a pound of phosphorus,which in a free state and inflamed,
would burn him up and everything around him.
—Schuyler Colfax, F. P. Blair, Jr., nnd
; Galusha A, Grow are all aimouneed to address Republican
meetings in different portions of Minnesota, during the
month of September.
—Three prisoners escaped from the Seneca
county jail at Ovid, on Thursday night last, by means
of burrowing under the wall. No clue to the prisoners.
—The annual income of Mr. Win. Mucdonald
the owner of Flora Temple, is said to be $50,000. He re
sides in Baltimore.
—lt is estimated that there are on all the
railways in the Uuited Statesii6,S9o locomotives,s,9lo pas
senger cars, and 114,520 freight and other cars.
—The movement of wheat into Chicago is
!on a large scale. The Illinois Central brought in one day
sixty-six car loads—about 25,000 bushels.
A man, named Win. Reid, residing in
Petersburg, Va., a few days ago vomited a snake six
inches in length. The cause of his sickness is attributed
to the presence of the snake in his stomach.
—The U. S Marshal at Baltimore arrested
Philip Reed, tiie post master at Poolville. Md., at the in
stance of General Maguire, especial post office agent, on
the charge of of opening and embezzling letteis.
—The Pueific Rai'road is completed one
hundred aud sixty-eight miles, from St. Louis to Syracuse
and within ninety miles of Kansas City. 1
—The report that valuable ores of platinum
have been found near Fredricktown, in Missouri, is con
armed by ■ letter from Mr Kraut a Si. Loals cbrm'.t.
E. O. GOODRICH, EDITOR.
TO WAND A:
Thursday Morning, September 15, 1859.
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FOR AUDITOR GENERAL,
THOMAS E. COCHRAN, OF YORK CO.
FOR PURVEYOR GENERAL,
WILLIAM H. KEIM, OK BERKS CO.
E. REED MYER, OF BRADFORD CO.
[Subject to the decision of the Conference.]
THOMAS SMEAD, OF SPRINGFIELD,
O. 11. T. KINNEY, OF SHESHEQUIX.
FOB DISTRICT ATTORNEY.
GUY 11. WATKINS, OF TOWANDA TP.
WM. GRIFFIS, OF STANDING STONE.
WILLIAM A. THOMAS, OF TROY TP.
FOR COUNTY SURVEYOR,
JAMES J. NEWELL, OF ORWELL.
JERE. TRAVIS, JR., OF BURLINGTON.
The following named gentlemen have been
appointed as the Republican County Commit
tee for the ensuing year :
J \MES H. WEBB.
C. F. NICHOLS.
A. G. BROWN.
J. B. INGHAM.
THE SENATORIAL CONFERENCE.
The Conferees for this Senatorial District
met at Cumptown, on Monday last, to nomi
nate a Republican candidate for Senator.—
Bradford is represented by Jive. Conferees, Sus
quehduua by four, Wyoming by tico. The
Conference after organizing, proceeded to fix
the number of Conferees to be admitted from
Sullivan County, and decided that she was en
title to but one —making the whole number of
The candidates before the Conference were
Hon. WM. JESSUP, of Su-quehanna, E. REED
MYER, of Bradford, ELIJAXAN SMITH presented
by Wyoming, and IIEVRY MF.TCALF, of Sulli
van. The first forty or fifty ballots stood for
Myer 5 votes, Jessup 4 votes, Smith 2 votes,
Metcalf 1 vote—varied by an occasional change
of a vote, not affecting the result. After the
adjournment, at supper time, the name of MET
CALF was withdrawn and the Sullivan Confer
ee cast his vote for Myer—making the ballot
stand Myer 6, Jessup 4, Smith 2, Over one
hundred ballots were had with the snine re
sult, and at our latest accounts (up to Tuesday
night) they were no nearer a nomination than
when they commenced.
The best of feeling prevailed in the Confer
ence—the members universally acknowledging
the necessity of an agreement before they sep
arate, but each holding on to his favorite, iu
the hope that perseverance might win. Of
course, before a nomination can be effected
some one must give way, and we await the re
sult with some anxiety, though without a
doubt that the Conference will eventually give
us a candidate.
Conference Adjourns without Nominating.
Since the above was written, the Conference
has adjourned,on Wednesday morning, to meet
again Monday, September 26—having had 198
ballots, without effecting a nomination. The
last ballot standing Myer 4, Jessup4, Smith 4.
SENATOR DOUGLAS' SPEECH AT COLUMBUS.—
Senator Douglas, of Illinois, addressed the cit
izens of Columbus, Ohio, on Wednesday after
noon in a speech of great length, on Slavery in
the Territories, and the Fugitive Slave law.—
The speech is given iu full in the New York
Times of Thursday. Senator Douglas says
that the Republicans in 1856 claimed for Con
gress the power to prohibit Slavery in the
Territory, while the Democrats are pledged to
the contrary doctrine of noti intervention by
Congress and popular sovereignty in the Ter
ritories. New Mexico and Kansas, he says,
by their legislative acts, present cases which
will put the advocates of these opposing prin
ciples, both North and South, to the test, New
Mexico having passed lws to protect Slavery,
while Kansas has passed laws to exclude it
from her territory. The Republicans are,
therefore, pledged to exclude Slavery from New
Mexico, while the other side are pledged to
protect Slavery in Kansas. The only course
for the Democracy, therefore, is to adopt the
principle of Popular Sovereignty, and permit
each Territory to do as it pleases. This is the
substance of his speech in relation to Territori
al Sovereignty ; and in relation to the surren
der of fugitive slaves he insists that it is a du
ty imposed by the Constitution, and that every
gcod citizen must be faithful to that constitu
ftajf The Hon. T. B. Florence has been coa
fined to his house iu Washington, duriug the
past fortnight, by a painful bodily affliction
The Royal MUIL Steamship Enropn , from
Liverpool on the 27th ult., with three days
later intelligence from Europe, arrived at Hal
ifax on Wednesday night. The news by this
arrival is interesting. It is reported from the
Zurich Conference that the Austrian and French
Plenipoteutaries had regulated a settlement of
the affairs of Lombard/ with the consent of
the Sardinian representative. The affairs of
the Duchies, it is understood, will be tnated
of directly between the Courts of Paris and
Vienna. It was believed that the Conference
would be successfully terminated early during
the present month. The object of the defen
sive league formed by the provisiooa l Govern
ments of Tuscany and Bologna and the Dicta
tor of Modena, announced by the previous ar
rival, is to prevent a restoration of the fallen
Government and to maintain internal order.—
The National Assembly of Modena had been
prorogued, after voting several important de
crees. Nothing certain has known relative to
the object of Prince POXIATOWSKI'S mission to
Italy. The Council of Ministers at Turin had
decided that it was proper to consult the allied
Powers, particularly France, before deciding
upon the annexation of the provinces which
desired it. The Venetians were complaining
that the conduct of Austria had not changed
since the peace. From Austria the rumors
are agaiu warlike, and the Vienna correspon
dents express the fear that the Italian ques
tion will not be settled at Zurich. It is as
serted that the furloughs granted to the Aus
trian soldiers had been suspended, and that
seven of the corps d'armee are to be retained
upon a war footing. The fear of French in
vasion has not yet died out in England. A
enrious rumor is given on the authority of the
Paris correspondent of the London Morning
Advertiser —(rather questionable authority,
however) —to the effect that France is about
to establish a new seaport 011 the coast capa
ble of accommodating a large number of trans
ports, each of which is to be capable of con
veying ten thousand troops. The English
Board of Trade returns show an increase in
exports amounting to upwards of £9,000,000
for the last seven months, as compared with
the same period last year. In view of the
strong feeling against the proposed fortifica
tion of Antwerp, it was believed that the Bel
gian Senate, which was couvoked for the 30th
of August, would reject the bill passed by the
Chamber of Deputies. Cochin China, we have
the horrible rumor that all the Christians in
two towns in Borneo have been massacred.—
No particulars are given. The J Europa brings
interesting commercial advices. The Liver
pool Cotton market is reported dull, with pri
ces easier. All descriptions of breadstuff's were
very dull. Provisions heavy with a considera
ble decliue in prices.
ftir" Correspondence from the Pacific, fur
nishes full particulars of the recent seizure of
the island of San Juan by Gen. IIARNEY
Capt. PICKF.TT, the American officer in com
mand of the detachment stationed on the island,
issued a general order, July 27, establishing a
military post, requiring the inhabitants to re
port to the officer in command in case of any
incursions of the Indians, and declaring the
laws of the United States in force, to the ex
clusion of all others. Gov. DOUGLAS immedi
ately issued a protest against the occupation
of the island by the United States forces, de
claring its whole territory the property of
Great Britain ; and on the 3d of August sent
a special message to the Colonial Legislature,
stating the circumstances of the seizure, calling
upon the Assemb'y to take action, and announ
cing that a naval force would be immediately
dispatched to the island to "protect the lives
and property of the British citizens. 1 ' We
have no confirmation, as yet, of the reported
collision between the British and American
troops. The disputed island lies northwester
ly from the entrance to Puget Sound, and the
main land of Washington Territory in the
vicinity of Port Townsend, the Strait of Fuca
Joy The Republican State Convention of
New York, was held at Syracuse on the the
4th inst., and made the following nominations :
Sec'y or State E. W. LEAVENWORTH. Ormndago.
Controller ROBERT PEXXISTON, Orange.
Att'y Oener.il CH AS. G. MYERS, St. I.awrence.
State Engineer ORVILL W. STORY. Allegheny.
Treasurer PHILIP DOItSHKIMER. Erie.
Canal Comm'r OGDEN N. CHAPIX. Albany
Judge of Appeals... .HENRY E. D.WIES. New York,
State Prison Insp... .DAVID P. FORREST, Shenectady.
Clerk of Appeals... .CHARLES IIUGHES, Washington.
It will be observed that in making their
nominations the Republicans have declined mak
ing any effort to conciliate the American or
ganization, although Judge DAVIES, of New
York, the candidate for Judge of the Court of
Appeals, is partially claimed a* an American.
The resolutions passed by the Convention re
affirm the principles of the party as laid down
in the Philadelphia platform, denounce the ad
ministration of President BUCHANAN, go in
strong for the completion of the Canals, and
endorse Mr. GROW'S pre-emptiou right doctrine
iu regard to the public lands.
MORE STATE PRISON REVOLTS. —The Auburn
papers of the 7th state that a serious distur
bailee occurred on that day in the State Pris
on. Deputy Keeper S. S. AUSTIN was assault
ed in the shoe shop by a desperate convict and
severely knocked on the nose with a shoemak
er's hammer. Officer Roberts rushed to the
rescue, and was struck over the head and cut
severely. Assistance soon arrived and the dis
turbance was soon qnelled. Seven or eight
convicts were engaged in the affray.
COL. KINNEY has turned up again, having
lately been elected to the Legislature of Tex
as from Nueces county. , . . ."
LOCAL AM) GENERAL.
" IIKART OF MID-LOTHIAN," andMhe " For
tunes of Nigel," fcy Sir Walter Scott. Fonuhg the
eleventh and twelfth volumes of the cheap and popular
weekly publication of the Waver icy Novels for ttoe Mil
lion, at 25 cents each, being issued by T. 11. Peterson to
Brothers, Philadelphia. This enterprising firm are doing
a great public benefit in thus plac'ing before the whole
reading community, nine-tenths of whom are obliged to ;
be economical in literary luxuries, the works of Sir WAL
TER SCOTT in the present cheap and popular form. Each |
volume is got up in a neat style, ail of the same size,and
are priuted at the rate of 25 cents a volume, or the whole
twenty-six volumes for five dollars, and sent free of pos
tage to all, on receipt of this sum. This low price should
place a set of them within the leach of everybody iu the
GROW AT HOME —Hon G. A. GROW intends
to return from the West about the Ist of October, after
which he will address his fellow citizens of Susquehanna
County on political topics, at places hereafter to be fixed i
Bfegf" The Scranton Republican snys that Mr.
S. STEVENSON, is engaged in his professional capacity in
examining a route lor the fulfillment of the first plan of
the North Pennsylvania Kailroud, viz., a direct line from
Philadelphia to Waverly, N. Y., via Bloomsburg, Laporte
PETERSONS' COUNTERFEIT DEFECT' R is cor
rected by the celebrated bonkers, Drexel to Co., and it is
certainly the most reliable Detector published in the L'n
ion. Everything is lair about it ; that may be known by
the high standing ol the publishers and editors. The
latest information is given of all counterfeit notes, brok
en banks, the rates of discount, Ac. Every person in
trade should subscribe to it and have a copy. The price
is, mouthly, only one dollar a year ; semi monthly, two
dollars. Address all orders to the publishers, T. 11. Peter
son A Brothers, Philadelphia, and our word for it. you
will never regret it.
[Lp-Weare requested to state that the
party advertised at the Itoyse House, Burlington, will
uot take place this week, having been postponed iu con
sequence of sickness iu the family of the proprietor.
THE FARMER AND GARDENER, is the title of a
new monthly agricultural Journal published in Philadel
phia by our old friend A. M. Spongier. Mr. Spangk-r
was formerly connected with the Farm Journal and will
no doubt make the Farmer and Gardener a useful publica
tion. Price tl per annum.
CANAL EXTENSION. —The Union AVtrs, of
Wednesday, says : The company of Engineers, survey
ing the line for the extension of the Chenango Canal
from Binghamton to Athens, are now at work opposite
this village, iu Vestal, and have been tor the past week
within a few miles of opposite, either up or down stream,
s-.fficiently near to take up their board and lodging at
the Major House in this village. We lear that in some
instances they have found it necessary to " back up " and
take another route, and if this is done several times over
the same ground, they will of course make rather slow
progress " going ahead." They are men who thorough
ly understand their business, and when the survey is
made and their report given, it can be relk-d upon as ac
tkb" Tlie Teachers' Institute, that is to
commence in Wysox on the 10th of October, will be held
in the basement of the Now School Presbyterian Church
in that towu.
B&f We publish in another column, the ad
vertisement of the Superintendent for the annual e \ 'nii
uatious of Teachers for the county. It appears Iroia re
marks accompanying the notice, that it is of the utmost
importance to teachers and all who expect to become j
such during the year, to attend at the times and places
CHURNS. —We called yesterday at THE hard
ware store o( D. C. HALL, to fee the celebrated l.abor-
Saving Churn, of Lake A Patton. Patented July 19, P69.
It is a valuable improvement ir the department of churn
ing. It is simple in its construction, durable aud efficient
and not liable to get out of order, and is propelled by a
crank. The power is so great that a small boy can churn
with ease. For the advantages it posses-es we think the
price very reasonable, ranging Irons eight to twelve dot
lars, according to size.
tegr The North Brunch Association of Uni- ,
versalists will hold its annual session at Standing Stor.e J
on Wednesday and Thursday, the 2Mb and 29th da)s of
September. Religious services will commence Wednes
day at 10J A. M. A cordial invitation is extended to all.
11. E. WHITNEY, Standing Cleik.
Btgy The Buchananites held a meeting on
Monday evening, for the purpose of taking into consider
ation their desperate situation. A Committee was ap
pointed to report nominations for the ronsidetation of the
meeting, who made the following ticket: —
Representatives—MYifoN BALLARD, of Columbia.
" —GEO. STEVENS, of Standing Stone.
Treasurer—JOHN E. GOODRICH, of Troy.
Commissioner—JOHN SAI.SBCRY, of Springfield.
Auditor—JOHN BALDWIN, of Pike.
Surveyor—WM. H. MORGAN, of Wysox.
Prosecuting Attorney—J. B. REEVES, or Athens boro.
All very respectable citizens, and should they happen
to be elected (of which they stand about as much chance
as of being struck by lightning) would, we have no doubt j
faithfully fulfill the duties o( the offices for which they j
hi-ve been named.
The meeting was addressed by Messrs. C. L. WARD, !
EDWARD T. ELLIOTT, I>r. E. PAYNE and the inevitable
Col. V. E. PIOLLET. We had not the felicity of beiug j
present but we understand that the latter gentleman ven
tilated his incorruptible integrity aud love of public
economy in his usual earnest and eloquent style, and
demonstrated that all the extravagance and corruption
were in the Republican party.
teif We are obliged to defer until next
next week, the Court proceedings, and the meetiug of the
MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT.—ON Tuesday after
noon last. Major BYRON KINGSBERY while descending the
steps from the side-walk to the bar-room of the " Ward
House," fell upon the iron railing and sliding down it
was precipitated with great violence upon the stone pave
ment, striking his head against the sharp corner of the
stone window-sill and injuring himself so severely that
he died in a short time. He is supposed to have been
seized with a fainting fit of some kind, from an exclama
tion made as he lost his balance. When taken up he was
insensible, and though Drs. L.tpr, TURNER and PORTER,
almost immediately rendered every assistance possible,
nothing could be done for him. He was taken to his
house, and died within ten minutes after reaching it, :
having remained insensible from the time of his fall.
19* The well-known firm of T. B. Peter
son and Brothers, 306 Chestnnt street, Philadelphia, have !
just commenced publishing a remarkably cheap edition
of Dickens inimitable works of fiction. It is called
" Petersons' Cheap Edition for the Million, of the entiie
toiitingsof Char/es Dickens, Box," and will be issued
complete iu twenty-eight weekly vol mes. One volume
will be published tegularly on each and every Saturday,
until the whole number of volumeo—twenty-eight—is ;
completed. The low price fixed by the publishers for j
them is only 25 cents a volume, or the whole twenty-j
eight volumes for five dollars. A complete set will be ! .
forwarded free of postage, by mail, to any part- el'the'
United States, to any one, by the publishers, on rere.vj. - a
a remittance of five dollars lor the twenty-eight vnlum,.,' I
or a retniikifioe of fliree dollars will pay fir tfeftjß
fourteen volumes ; tor a remittance of one dollar will | ■ I
/or the first four volumes. The volumes will be a
printed, and each volume will contain 160 large o<t 4v 1
pagtiS,-printed Oti fine white paper, and neatly Lout.' 1
with paper ever. We commend the determination (! J
this enterpri--tng Philadelphia firm, to furui-di the con,. I
plete and entire works of Charles Dickens at a price - I
, reasonable, that aU pu'aoiio whatever Uiuy j |
set, and direct t!ie especial attention of our readers toth
THE GREAT REPUBLIC MONTHLY has beta 1
received for the mouth of September, laden with ver; P
choice and instructive reading. It is an excellent put,!- Si
, cation, no better iu extant, lur the pnuc. it L<u the
. vantage of an able-array of talent,—the very Lest the M
j country afford*,. For originality this work is not am 1
■ passed ;it is generally original from begiuning to J
fhis work is published by Watson to Co., New York,. 1
Those of our patrors wishing to become salwtcrioers to, 1
, good monthly will do well to send for thisoue in question f
GFFT c ee Wf.l I.ER, BLOOD &L CO'S. new AI 1
rertlsemcnt of HorseJPqjreraapd Threshing Machines
j They will make good alt their assertions.
SHIPMENTS of Coal by the Barclay R d ; \
| Road and Coal Company :
i Previous Shipments 17,112 too, 1
i For week ending September 10 . 778 ••
Amouut for the season 1(1,190 tons.
CPjf A telegraphic despatch from Kansas J
states that a disturbance had tukcH place be- jj
i tweeii the Repnplfcarfsand Democrats on Sut- *
urdav night, during which pistols, knives, 1
i stones, and other missiles, w ere used to some J
effect, but although many were seriously injur- 1
:ed in the melee, none were killed. Tlie elec- j
tion took place there yesterday, and it was )
feared the disturbance would be renewed. At
the tiuie we write this (half past eleven I'. M.
no returns have been received.
StaT* The iron interest iu Southern Ohio is
growing up rapidly aud extensively. There 1
are forty-five furnaces in that part of the
country, and seventeen in Northern Kentucky ; a
all have landings ou tlie Ohio river to deliver
for rail and river transportation. The yearly
average produce of pig-iron per furnace may
be estimated at 2,500 tons, and the value of
all the iron produced is set down at $4,650,000.
There are 31,000 jiersous employed in these
C 9* Hon. JMies GAMBLE, of Lycoming
county lias been unanimously nominated as the
Democratic candidate for President Judge, in
1 the judicial district composed of the counties
"( Oontie, Clearfield and Clinton. SAMUEL g
LINN, Esq., of Centre county is his coinpeti- $
feu?" The Department of Slate has been in
formed by Mr. Wright, onr minister at B"r!in,
that the report ptijblislicd in iu,ny of the Ameri
can newspapers, representing that there were
-uveral American citizens in the Prussian armr
is not correct. At least 4 , fie is not aware of
The Lackawanna nud Bfoomsbnr*
Railroad .Extension from Rupert to Danville,
is now completed, and trains will henceforth
run regularly from Kingston to Danville. The f
first train passed c ver the road one day last
DIED IN THE WOODS ! —The Columbus Ohio
Statesman relates the melancholy death of a
little girl, six years of age, iu the woods of
Putnam county. The child was o daughter of
Mr. ami Mrs. King, and strayed from home
while at play with other children. Search was
iiunn-diaiely instituted, and kept up by from MX
to seven hundred people.to the eighth day, with*
| out success. On the ninth day the little on°
was found, lying over two logs—w here it had
fallen, too weak to proceed, within two miles
of the spot where it was last seen—dead. It
had removed all its clothing, and when found
was quite naked, its bonnet hanging on a limb
and its dress lying in a little play house which
I she hud built to while away tlie lonely hours.
It had died within a few hours of the time at
which it was found. The spot had frequently
lieen parsed, but the most of the search had
been extended too far. When the dead body
ol the child was taken into the presence of the
niotl er, and the hope which bad sustained her
th roughout the search was gone, her reason
tottered and she became insane.
SINGCT.AR ACCIDENT AT ITHACA. —The Ithaca
( itizen states that a lad in that village was
eating some baked apple, and had u common
tuble knife in his mouth, when auotlnr child
l of the family by some accident, thrust the knife
into the back part of his mouth, cutting the
I soft palate and making a large opening into
the back part of the nose, so tlint food and
drink pass through the opening as well as the
| breath. The opening was successfully closed
by Dr. Parker of Ithaca.
CH ARI.ES Mi SOT, formerly Superintendent of
the New \oi k and Erie Railroad, has been
appointed by the Receiver, to the same station.
In Burlington, Tuesday. Sept. 6th. after a brief hnt pain
ful illness, HARRIET T., wife of Martin J. Long. aud
dangiiter of Simon Stevens of Standing Stone, in the
25tn year of her age.
Amiable in disposition, kind and affectionate, she was
j endeared to many, many hearts ; anil died mourned and
lamented by all wbo were blessed with her acquaintance.
The weeper will stand beside her lonely torn' down in
the beautiful valley, and sigh that one so devotedly loved
and cherished should be taken away so soou ; .-till there
will he a stay for the sorrowing heart, arising from the
reflection that what earth lias lost heaven has gained.
" Friend alter friend departs ;
Who hath not lost a friend ?
There is no union here of hearts.
That finds not here an end.
Were this frail world our only rest
Living or dying, none were blest.
'• There is a world above,
Where parting is unknown,
A whole eternity of love
And blessedness alone:
And taith beholds the dying here
Translated to that happier sphere.
" Thus star by star declines
Till all are passed away.
As morning high ana higher shines
To pure and perfect day.
Nor sink those stars in empty night—
They hide themselves in heaven's own light."