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Mr Joe Simpisou made t;o reply ; he never
wos a good hand at speeches. He turned his
head away. now probably to see what Mary
was abort. " That's your daughter. Joe,'" con
tinu"d .Mr. John, who wa= much the most at
home. a> lie ha 5 best right to be. " I never
thought any of our iot would have shown so
much blood. Had, what a sweet sight it is to
see an English "girl's face," and he proceeded
to mark Ins appreciation of the opportunity by
a very emphatic kiss, for which he made a very
proper apology, but Mary would have been
quite content without. "And this your eldest
Mjn —how these young ones run up; aint an
atom like von, Joe, my boy! but a very fine
von rig fellow; " and he shook George heartily
iiv the hand, to which George heartily respon
ded-: lie Imkl not the least objection to be taken
for one of the family, "lint what's this, my
dear," said ha to Mary, frtra whom in truth he
bad hardly taken off his eyes —"what's this?
you've been crying."
What could poor Mary do, but cry again?
His voice was so kind; he looked so inquiring
ly into her eves; he took her hand so gently.
This was con.sin Jonn! Oh! how glad she was
there was to be no more rejoicing over his
"I shan't cry any more now you ore come
back." she said.
"Now, no humbug," said cousin John ;
"vou didn't cry for rue, you know; what's this
ail about, eh!" •
He was told ail about it. In half an lioui
cousin John and- his heirs-expectant were llie
best friends in the world. He was t ikeu into
everybody's confidence; what he whispered to
Marv no one ever knew, unless she has told
George Harrison now they are married He
promised to go back with Sam to school, and
to skin Vardy, if necessary, iti case a magnifi
cent supper to the whole fraternity of Lindiey
House should not he found sufficient (with a
quiet hint to the doetor)to insure Sam's future
popularity without having recourse to that ex
treme measure. liv the time the faithful Zicli
ary had informed Mr. Grindle cf his principal's
arrival in flesh and blood, and that gentleman
had made himself up to couie down stairs,
cousin John Simpson had been restored to his
own again without a heartburning or a grudge
from any one of his disinherited relations.
Over Mrs. Simpson's and Augusta's disap
pointment, we prefer to draw a veil. They
bore it like women, and said they "always
knew cousin John would turn up again."
"Vou haven't told us, Mr. John," said
Grindle, "how this strauge. mistake arose,
"It comes by doing things by halves;" and
he took a colonial newspaper out of his pocket
and poiutcd out this paragraph to Mr. Grin
"On the 11th ult., at Point de Galle, Cey
lon, on his voyage home, Mr. John Simpson.
ller Majesty's Consul at Trnnquebar, to Ce
lest ine Sup/lie, relict of the late Count de. Leon
Savignv, Colonel in the Austrian Service."
"They put in only half the announcement,
you see, and so it got among the deaths, and
was copied into the English papers. I mid j
them print it here with an apology. It was
rather a sudden thing," continued Mr. John,
and I couldn't come off at once by the For
mosa; I only landed Inst night. She's a very
fine woman, and can't speak a word of Eng
lish, so there'll be no family quarrel-, Joe; and
mind what I say, here's a country-house for
yon and yonrs as lone as it stair'.- "
Mr. and Mrs. John Simpson lmve no fain
ily; and Mr. and Mrs. George Harrison are
their constant guests.
Virginia is still in ferment. "Old Gizzard
foot" is ou his high horse, talking away by tlie
hour, distributing arm.- to every county in the
disturbed commonwealth, and putting the
whole country into mortal terror at the in
terminable letter which is >ure to com - from
his pen. Harper's Ferry is yet in the par
oxysms of fright, and Sandy llook is in mo
mentary expectation of a general massacre.
Throughout the entire Old "Dominion tin re is
n hunting up of old swords, burnishing o! rifles,
and carefully inquiry into the state and supply
of the ammunition. The chivalry is agog for
deeds of high emprise, and demanding to lie
led against the million of Browns and Smiths
whom its affrighted imagination lias conjured
up "To arms! to arms! ye brave!"
And what is the cause of all this commo
tion ? What has occurred to stir up thus the
courage of the undaunted sons of Virginia?
Why this blowing of trumpets and marshal
ling of hosts—this delivery of speeches of
"learned length and thundering sound," and
rattle of bayonets as the miglity battalions
gather? Virginia has been invded! One
of her strongholds has been captured ! Twenty
men, fifteen of them whites, and five black,
have marched into the bowels of the land,
taken a town, captured an armory, formed a
provisional government, treated (jov. Wise as
nobody, blotted out the Constitution of Vir
ginia, and put her entire people into convul
sions of terror. One old man, with nineteen
puny backers, has done it all !
If the thing had occurred at our Arsenal,
here in Pittsburg, our day police would have
put au end to the riot in an hour ; but down
in tliat classic State, renowned for ebo-shins
and gizzard-foots, oysters and Gov. Wise,
there i a sudden hurrying to and fro of mill
tary companies ; the aid of the General Gov
ernment is invoked ; three or four thousand
men are sped to the place of conflict ; old
Brown and his nineteen I una tics are shot down,
and the several thousand people of Harper's
Ferry, huddled together like sheep, as their
Governor uncomplimenturily observes, breathe
freer and easier again !
But the end is not yet. Brown is mortally
wounded, and fifteen of the fools who went
with him are dead ; but the appalling dismay
spread over Virginia by these twenty powerless
men is not dispelled. The danger still con
tinues, though they cannot tell from whence
it is to coine. There must be danger, some
where ; else why should the brave, chivulric,
courageous Virginians be allot a tremble?
Would they, the lion-hearted fellows of the
nation, the very embodiment of vigorous cour
age, would they tremble, think you, if there
were not real danger ? Not a bit of it. Could
twenty men scare two hundred thousand fight
ing men out of their wits ? The thing is not
to be thought of. They are the conservators
of the national peace, and are not to be scared
by any amount of Browns. Not they. Did
not some three thousand of them re capture
Harper's Ferry from the blood-thirsty Brown?
Yes, sir ! They did it easy.
Seriously, it i£ logghable to witness the ter
rible fear into which Virginia has been thrown
by a.paltry score of moon-strnck adventures.
But why do they not let their fears subside,
no.w that the dnngrr is over, (if it ever exis
ted,/ and not try to put the whole country
into a ferment became a cowardly village has
been panic stricken? Flere in the North we
suppress our own rows ; but over there they
have to call on the President aud the army ;
and now the craven Harper's Ferryites are
striving to diffuse their nervous terrors over
the country, without comprehending- how
ridiculous they are making themselves. The
whole of the original affair was silly euough ;
but this ( ffort to keep up the excitement with
exaggerated reports of a vast conspiracy and
with flaming and furious editorials, is most in
tensely sillv. It were better, far better for
them to let the ridiculous muss die out of re
membrance as soon as may be, and let the
world forget, it |>Oasible, into wluit a pack of
ninnies the descendants of the old Virginians
have degenerated.— l'iltsburg Gazelle.
4-lttos from all Rations.
—The balloon of La Mountain has been re
covered by Mr. Cameron. aad forwarded to Troy. It was
very mucb torn, giving evidence that it, a* its owner
and Mr. Haddock, had seen hard times. It is, however,
n<>t past repairing, and as soon as this is done be intends
to aocend in the old Atlantic once more.
—Business men are eautioued against coun
terfeit notes on the Bank of Abbington, Mass. The
vignette consists of a coat of arms of the State with a
railroad on one side, and a sloop on the other. In the
cuntre of the bill is a large j. In the right lower corner
is a medallion.
A telegraphic dispatch, dated Chatean
gay, X. Y., I riday, October 22, says " two feet of dnow
hrve fallen here since yesterday morning, and it is still
snowing and drifting from three to four feet."
Accounts from Cypress, iu Texas, report
a fearful epidemic there. No papers had been published
in the city for days, aud the extent of the sickness could
only he guessed at from rumor.
—The Dallas (Texas) Herald publishes a
rumor that Major Vanborn attacked a party ofludianson
Concha river, losing forty of his men, aud killing 100 of
—Mr. Buchanan is a " very sick man." He
is not ouly deserted by his Party aud by Pennsylvania,
by his Private Secretary, (Shannon, of Harrisburg.) who
has been dismissed for being politically unreliable !
A singular phenomenon has been visible
for some weeks at Lake Ontario. The waters have fallen
eighteen inches. At the same time a good deal of rain
has lallen. and the water in the rivers and lakes to the
west have risen considerably. The solution of the phe
nomenon would be Interesting.
—We notice in our New York exchanges
the announcement of an arrival of a large ship load of
hoops of Parisian manufacture. Let the feminines prepare
to spread themselves!
—The projected expedition against China
is said to be very unpopular in France, among both civi
lians and military men. The former think it will be verj
expensive, and the latter that very little glory can be
gained, let it terminate as it will.
A report prevails that it is the intention
of Ctovernor Wise, of Virginia to make a requisition npon
Gov. Morgan, of New York, for the surrender of Hon-
Gerrit Smith, as an accessory of Brown's in the Harper's
—lt is estimated that there are ten hundred
and fifty D. D's in the Northern Methodist Church while
ten years ago there were less than a dozen.
—The steeple of the Baptist church at
Williamsport which was erected on Thursday, was blown
down on Friday last. The wiud took it from its base so
that it did not fall on the building, but cleariug it. fell
iil o;i the ground top downward. It was entirely dem
—The Albany Keening Journal says that
when Old Brown's sons were murdered by Missouri Bor
der I'tiftuin, and his daughter, who witnessed the raur
des, became a maniac, the Administration journals were
ridiculing the "shrieks from Kansas."
—l)r. John Mnrry Forbes ten years ago
left the Protestant Episcopal Church and joined the Roman
Catholics, lie now withdraws from that Church, stating
to Archbishop Hughes that he was mistaken.
—The Episcopal House of Bishops have re
solved to hold their next convention in New York.
A letter from Paris, dated Oct. 6th, says
Senator Seward would leave England in a few days for
—The young man, Cook, concerned in the
lute insurrection at Harper's Ferry, and distinguished
with the title of" Captain" Cook, was, some six or seven
years ago, a resident of Philadelphia, and employed at
Ledger ofih-e. where for nearly a year, lie •' held copy,"
as the printers call it, for the proof reader. He was then
about 18 or l'J years old.
—Lawson Botts, the counsel from Brown
and his confederates, is a son of the late General Thomas
11 Botts, of Virginia, and nephew of John M. Botts and
the Princess Catharine I). Murat, of Florida. His mother
is a grand-niece of General Washington. Sir. Botts is
said to be a young lawyer who relies on his profession for
subsistence, and a man of good ability aud spotless char
lt is thought that Fred Douglas has fled
to Canada, to avoid becoming involved in the Harper's
—A correspondent of the Pittsburg Gazelle
recommends Hon..Thomas M. Howe as the Republican
candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania in 1860. Hon. A.
H. Reeder is also spoken of by several of our exchanges
in the northwestern section of the State, and by the Ger
mantown Telegraph. Hon. Jacob Fry, of Montgomery
county, is spoken of as a Democratic candidate.
—The Congressional election in the Fourth
District of Virginia has resulted in the choice of Mr.
Roger A. Pryor, formerly an associate in the editorial
conduct of the Richmond Enquirer, and more recently
known as an ardent supporter of the cliims of Mr.
Douglas to the Presidency. The district has heretofore
been stroDg in its fealty to the Administration.
—The divorce docket of the supreme court
now in sefsion in Providence, R. 1., contains eighty-three
petitions for release from matrimony. The court appears
determined to keep up with the business, and in a single
hour removed the yoke from the neck of twelve discon
—Among the passengers in the Persia are
Moses H. Grinnell and family, who have been absent
about two years, and Madame Bodisco, the widow of the
late Russian Minister to Washington.
—The capacity of the Great Eastern is 27,-
000 bales ; hence this vessel clearing once in each month
would in 1820, have carried the whole cotton crop but
would now carry hut one-fonrth of it.
—Barrow, the Chinese traveler, computes
that there is more material in the great wall of China,
than in all the houses of England and Scotland combin
—The term of Mr. Broderick, in the Unit
ed States Senate, had he lived to occupy the position,
would have expired in 1863. Mr. Gwin'a term expires in
—There is talk in England of a World's
Industrial Exhibition for 1860 o 1861 ,the Prince of Weles
to be President.
—Jenny Lind has lately been delighting
" large houses " in Dublin, and Catherine Hayes doing
the same thing in Liverpool.
A charcoal peddler in New Orleans found
110,000 in "Spanish doubloons, in an old house bought by
him. He has given up cheating on measure.
—There are, within the circuit of twenty
miles of Harper's Perry, 20,000 slaves, of which no less
than 5.000 are men.
E. O. GOODRICH, EDITOR.
Thursday Morning, November 3, 1859.
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ftairWe learn from Kansas papers that our
old friend CHESTER THOMAS, formerly Sheriff
of this County, bnt now residing near Browns
ville, Kausas Territory, has been placed in no
mination by the lit publicans, as a candidate
for Senator in the Legislature which is to be
elected in December, under the provisions of
the constitution which has just been ratified by
the people, preparatory to admission into
the Union as a State. We are pleased to sec
this appreciation of the ability, energy and in
tegrity of Mr. T. by bis neighbors, and having
kuown him long and intimately, we cordially
endorse and applaud the action of our Repub
lican friends in that distant territory. He de
serves the confidence and esteem which has
been extended to him During the long and
bitter contest, when democratic National Ad
ministrutiocs sought to crush out the Principle
and the Champion of Freedom in this District,
he was one of the most active and useful among
the many gallant spirits who hurled back de
fiance to the Slave Power, and its facile and
venomous Northern tools.
Sympathizing from the outset with the suf
ferings of the oppressed Free State men, the
cause of Freedom and the fertile plains of
Kansas lured him from the County in which
he had resided for years, and he took up his
residence in that Territory at a time when the
accession of snch a hold and decided Republi
can was of the utmost importance. His nomi
nation for this important position is evidence
that his neighbors appreciate his fidelity to the
cause of Freedom, and his labors tomakeKan-
sas a Free State. We trust that when she
is formally received into the Union, Mr. THOMAS
will be entitled to a seat in the Senate of the
At Philadelphia, Friday eveniug, Oct. 28,
Hon. J. R. GIDDINGS interested a large audi
ence by a lec'ure upon the outbreak at Harper's
Ferry, its primary causes, and upon his own
connection with the men engaged in it. He
stated that he had invited BROWN to Jefferson
County, Ohio, where he delivered a lecture
oue Sunday after church relating his adven
tures iu Kansas. After the lecture Mr. G.
hud prompted the audience to contribute relief
to the lecturer. Afterwards, BROWN took tea
at his residence, where, as may readily be pre
conceived, the conversation turned upon Slav
ery. Though BROWN did not say he intended
to visit the Slave States to free slaves, Mr.
GIDDINGS inferred he would do so, if opportu
nity offered, mainly from his having practiced
that business in Missouri. These were the only
times Mr. GIDDINGS saw BROWN ; and he as
serts that neither in his lecture nor in his con
versation did BROWN refer to any assistants or
associates. No mention was made of a Harper's
Ferry or Virginia organization, or of Provis
ional Government. He acknowledges giving
three dollars to BROWN'S son towards the
necessities of his father, after the rescue of
Doy from the kidnappers, a matter in which
Mr GIDDINGS acknowledged taking strong in
terest. In bestowing this gratuity, he had
little idea that it was to be used in fitting out
an expedition to capture Harper's Ferry, to
effect the conquest of the Old Dominion, to
strike terror to the Executive, or to imperil
trial of JOHN BROWN, indicted for
murder, treason, inciting negroes to rebellion,
Ac., commenced on Wednesday last at Charles
town, Virginia. The Court assigned him
counsel, but on the third day, Mr. IIOYT of
Boston appeared as counsel, but declined tak
ing any active part for the present. BROWN
bears himself defiantly, contending that a fair
trial was impossible. On the fourth day of
the trial his Virginia counsel, retired from the
rase, owning to a want of confidence on the
part of BROWN. IIENRY GKISWOLD of Cleve
land and SAMUEL CHII.TON, of Washington city
ou Saturday, appeared as counsel for the pri
soner. The defence for BROWN was mainly his
treatment of the prisoners and his reluctance
to fire on the assailants of the armory. The
evidence was closed on Saturday, and the
opening argument for the Commonwealth made.
The prisoners counsel were to address the jury
on Monday, when the case probably went to
the jury. The trial is of no public interest,
because the facts are already known, and the
verdict a forgone conclusion.
ftaT" The statement, says the Washington
Star, that the appointment of the assistant
marshals to take the ceusus was to be an
nounced in a few days, having been copied
into onr columns from some other source, we
think it proper to state that these officers
will not be appointed before spring, as the de
tails of the work of the next census will not
be commenced before the Ist of June, 1860.
Twenty-four of the forty-two organized
counties of Kansas give a majority for the
Constitution of 3,753 votes. The total vote
of the Territory will not exceed 10,000.
PENNSYLVANIA. —The present is the first
time in which the Opposition hnve been able
to carry Pennsylvania at two consecutive dec'
tions. They carried it in 1835 and were
beaten in 1830; ogain in 184U, but were
beateu out of sight in 1841. In 1858 it was
again carried by the Opposition, but the
demoeraej rallied and recovered it in 1849.
It was afterwards carried by the united Op
position in 1854, hot was lost in 1855. With
these facts before them the democracy have
been in the habit of boasting that they could
not be beateu twice in succcsMon ; and we
well remember the force with which Mr Ilugus
cautioned the rampant Bnchananites at the
State Convention in Harrisburg last March
that they could not afford, to be beaten tw ice
consecutively. It would break their prestige ;
and that once lost, the party could not recover
it. Well, the charm has been broken, at
last ; and now that the worshippers of De
mocracy see that it is mortal and vulnerable,
they will drop away from its shrine with ail
the chargin of disappointed devotees. The
party can never recover from the two shocks
it has received.
THE SOUTHERN FILIBUSTERS RELEASED.—A
different measure has been meted to Walker
and bis crew than will be probably dealt to ;
Brown and his set. Walker, who organized
an armed invasion to a peaceful neighboring
state, has been acquitted by the New Orleans j
couits; but Brown can only look forward to
execution. Yet we do not see that Brown's
enterprise was any whit more atrocious than
Walker's. Both contemplated invasion and
blood-hod. But the design of Brown was
relieved by a generous though mistaken pur-)
pose of giving freedom to an oppressed race,
while that of Walker had no other end than
to establish slavery on a new soil. Brown
was the victim of his own heated and disor
dered fancies, while Walker planned his
schemes in cold blood, and with the most de-1
liberately selfish ends. Southern law knows
of no penalty for Walker, although it cau
scarcely wait its own tardy process in its
eagerness for the life of Brown.
FIRF.S. —A destructive fire occurred in
Ringhamton last Tuesday morning. It broke
out in the Cooper Shop of Win, F. Young, an
extensive building, which was entirely con
sumed, destroying books and papers to the
amount of upwards of $3,000. Mr. Young
was very much injured by falling down stairs,
while groping about in the burning building
for his books and papers.
The fire next communicated to Mr. Weed's
Tannery, which was partially consumed, to
gether with a large quantity of leather ; but
the property destroyed was mostely covered
by iuMirance. llow the fire originated is not
The Official Vote of Pennsylvania.
z' 5* V
COUNTIES. 2 ?"
H § : :
Adams 2539 2529 2546 2520
Allegheny 4720 • 7934 4729 7950
Armstrong 1943 22*2 1942 2261
Beaver 1131 1756 1132 174s
Bedford 2147 2011 2150 2000
Berks 7444 6251 720* 6451
Blair 1440 i 2000 1440 2702
Bradford 1030 3743 1051 3733
Bucks. 5150 5172 .5154 5176
Butler 1514 2075 1514 20*7
Cambria I*6B 1593 1000 1.5*1
Carbon 1040 1491 1626 1513
Centre 2233 2446 2233 2444
Chester 4"44 5000 4046 p 055
Clarion 1216 532 1225 531
Clearfield 144* , 1120 14.55 i 1122
Clinton loot) 1220 1580 1255
Columbia 1782 1005 I*o.B 1070
Crawford 2141 2756 1225 2765
Cumberland 3224 2)21 3234 2032
Dauphin 2217 3SJI 2277 32*4
Delaware 12*0 i 2097 1261 2111
Elk 411 ; 317 418 309
Erie 1110 2325 1144 2288
Fayette 2*24 : 2676 2*17 2651
Forrest 30 i 37 31 37
Franklin 3207 3602 3393 3552
Fulton Ml 716 851 715
Greene 1596 7*5 15*8 760
Huntingdon 1774 2204 177S 22*3
Indiana 827 1922 795 1932
Jefferson 851 1071 806 1070
Juniata 1309 1223 1300 1223
laincaster 3433 7602 3443 7598
Lawrence 526 1351 420 1339
I.ebanon 12->9 24.51 12*3 2461
Iwhigh 3*56 3613 3*42 3022
Luzerne... 5936 5071 5*39 5112
Lycoming 2949 2590 2904 2608
M'Kean 587 690 5*5 603
Mereer 2225 2770 2222 2755
Mifflin 1439 1372 1434 1376
Monroe 1777 409 1754 435
Montgomery 5056 45*5 5026 5572
Montour 1154 602 1142 018
Northampton 4"77 2797 4066 2794
Northumberland 21.59 1881 2107 lc.fi
Perrv 2052 2070 2051 2069
Philadelphia 20366 29525 26203 29701
Dike ! 721 135 720 127
Potter 502 018 517 803
Scliuykill 4.534 4*70 1409 4906
Snyder 737 1286 709 1322
Somerset 1190 21*7 1175 2106
Sullivan 525 324 507 331
Susquehanna 2091 2*07 2092 2^05
Tioga 1042 1940 1031 1962
Union 840 1303 *2O 1.375
Venango 2*37 2022 1844 2022
Warren 757 1139 7.59 1129
Washington 3390 3745 3390 3749
Wayne 1049 1609 „ 1947 IGIO
Westmoreland 4163 3*03 4152 37*0
Wyoming 945 751 942 758
York 5203 4983 5265 4941
Total 164544 181835 163970 1822*2
BS?" Senator IIALE publishes a le*ter in
the Chicago Press and Tribune, of Monday
morning, in refereuce to the Herald's attempt
to implicate him in the Harper's Ferry Insur
rection. He says he will not undertake the
task of vindicating other gentlemen whose
names have been mentioned, but as far as re
lates to himself he can only reply by denying
every word and syllable of the charge,—pro
nounces the whole false from beginning to end,
and challenging the world for a particle of
testimony, written or verbal, sustaining the
charge thus made, lie never had any knowl
edge or intimation that JOHN BROWN or any
other person, ever contemplated an insurrec
tion of Virginia or elsewhere. He pledges
himself that if the evidence i 8 laid before the
Grand Jury of Maryland or Virginia, and they
find a bill, to go there for trial.
The Baltimore Patriot offers to sup
port the " nomination of a strict party man
by the Republican party."
LOCAL AND GENERAL.
NOTARY PUBLIC. —Gov. PACKER hns appoint
ed HENNY B. M'KEAN, of this borough, Notary Public.
A very good selection.
8&~ On Wednesday week, an alarm of fire
brought out the " maslieens " and the " boys," but their
services were not required. A defective Hue in the Court
House hall communicated fire to the lathing of one of
the cells, and extended to the flooring of the Grand Jury
room. Its timely discovery undoubtedly saved much
damage aad risk.
US?" " Norecvls " post office in tliis Couuly,
has been discontinued by the Post Office department.
HON. G. A. GROW will address his fellow
citizens of Susquehanna County on political topics, at
the Court H ruse in Montrose, on Monday evcuing of the
first week of November Court, (Nov. 21st.)
We observe that Mr. Gitow is announced to speak in
Tioga. Tompkins, and Chemung counties, N. Y., the
CHENANGO CANAL EXTENSIOX. —The IJing
haintou Republican, of the 27th ult. says, that " the
Surveying l'arty, under Messrs. Child* and Jerome, that
commenced their labors about the Ist of August, under 1
the act of the Legislature appropriating fuOOO to the ob
ject, have about completed their survey, and were in
They report a very favorable state of things. They
found the route fully as feasible and cheap as was expec
ted, and the people, generally, many enthusiastically, in
favor of this much needed improvement. .Several who at
fir.-t opposed it thiough prejudice or want of information
are now equally in favor of it, and if the Canal cannot
be built otherwise, they will give the right of way. The
parly surveyed to the State line, within five miles of
Athens, or Tioga Point, and only between 3- and 39
miles di-tant from Bingham ton. The sum appropriated
for the survey will amply cover all expenses. A favora
ble report will be ready hy the opening of the Legislature.
PRESENTATION. —We find iu the liinghamlon
Democrat, the following account of what that paper styles
" a plea-ant time," to wit:—
" On Thursday evening of last week we were invited
to visit the rooms of FOUNTAIN HOSE CO. NO. 4, where a
presentation was to take place by a delegation from I.JN
TA HOSE CO. .NO. 3, of Towunda, composed of H. H. Mc-
Kean, G. D. Moutanye, Charles Mercur and Henry Mer
cur. The meeting was called to order by M. A. Ilolines,
Secretary of No. 4, who, in the absence of the Foreman,
took the chair : when Mr. H. B. McKean, Esq., Foreman
of Lin-ta Hose .Co.. arose and in a neat and appropriate
address, presented to Hose Co. No. 4, a magnificently
mounted Foreman's Belt, made by Gratacap of New York,
the clasp of which bears the following inscription:—
*' Prtsettled to fountain Host Co. .Vo. 4, by Lin-ta Hose
Co. Mo. 3.'' Mr. Holmes responded, iu behalf of the
Company, with some well-timed remarks ; when Mr. G,
D. Montauve, Esq., made a further presentation of a fine
Oil Painting, executed by Mr. J. F. Bender, a member of
Lin-ta; which was also replied to by acting Foreman
" After the ceremony of presentation, the conipauv
were invited to visit the room of the delegates, at the
Exchange Hotel, where they were gentlemanly and hos
" At 10 P. M., Fountain Hose Co., invited the delega
tion from Towanda, and several home friends, to partake
of a supper at the American Hotel, to which the compa
ny repaired, and found a bountifully spread table. After
refreshing themselves with edibles, calls were made tor
and responded to by Messrs. H. B. McKean, G. D. Mon
tauve. M. A. Holmes, G. L. Lawyer, 11. C. Rodgers, J. S.
Bartlett, H. C. Godwin, Ac., and healths drank to the
success of the Towanda and Binghamton Fire Depart
ure!!'.-. 1". !>. KoaUnye, I hi-ta Horn Co., PouaWn lb>s
Co., and Lawyer Ho-e Co.
" The company separated about 12 M., all well pleased
with each, and everybody well satisfied that there " still
exists " good fellows."'
i6>a?~A destructive fire occurred in Albn, on
the night of the ltfth ult., which resulted in the destruc
tion of the Plow shop and Foundry of 1. Sf A. M. Wils* n
A Co., the Carriage shop of N. M- A J. S. Reynolds A
Co., and a Blacksmith shop owned by Andrus Merriit.—
Tiie fire originated iu the Plow shop which was discover
ed to lie on tire about 2 o'clock, A M. The Plow shop
standing adjacent to the other buildings mentioned, with
a strong breeze, rendered any attempt that might be
mace to save them, fruitless. Attention was next direct- ;
ed to the dwelling house and barn of I. Wilson, which '
were iu great dancer of tieing burned, —but hy the great
est exertions on the part of all engaged in keeping of!" 1
the flames, they were saved. Wilson A C'o's. loss, esti
mated at J1 ,s(H), Reynolds A Co., loss $2,000, Merritt's
There was an insurance of SOSO on Wilson's A Co
the fire was undoubtedly the work of an incendiary,as
there had been no five in the building from which the fire
originated for several mouths Argus*
The following gentlemen were elected
officers of the Young Men's Christian Association, o!
this place, on Monday evening, 24th ult:
President —G. 11. Wooix.
Secretary —C. G. PAYNE.
Treasurer— A. E. BARBER.
fxecutive Committee —X. N. BEITS, Jr., J. E. I.EE, E.
T. Fox, Rev. J. Cuiu>.
SHIPMENTS of Coal by the Barclay Rail
Road aud Coal Company :
Previous' Shipments 25.3U2 tons. I
For week ending October 29 793 "
Amount tor the season 2ti 15."> tons. !
fcLy-See advertisement of "Tioga Point
Agricultural Works," in another column.
DONATION VlSlT. —There will be a Donation
Visit given to Rev. J. CHILD, at his' residence, corner of
Lombard street and l'lank Road, on Wednesday after
noon aud eveuing, 9th instant. All are invited to at
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY. —This valuable
monthly our readers will be glad to learn, will not suffer |
OK ing to the failure of its former publishers, Phillips, ■
Sampson A Co. On the contrary no better guarantee of
its future usefulness and value is required, than the fact i
that it has passed into the hands of Ticknor A Fields, j
one of the most enterprising publishing houses in the
United States. The number before us for November ful
!y sustains the high character of this admirable periodi
cal. Its contents compri-e remarkably able articles.-- |
" Tom Paine's first appearance in America,"—"Trial
Trip of the Flying Cloud," —'• Dog Talk,"—" The Reck
oning,"—" A Trip to Cuba and the first and the last
are well written and very interesting. The Professor is
still brilliant as ever at the Breakfast Table, and the
" Minister's Wooing "is still going on. All who can pos
.sibly spare f.'1,00 should by all means send it right along
for the Atlantic. It is undeniably the most able periodi
cal in America, and in the hands ot its present publish
ers it certainly will not fall short of its present high
ACCIDENT.— We learn that at Mesboppen,
one day last week, a span of horses attached to the To
bacco wagon ol LEW. SEKI.KV Iteeame unmanageable and
ran away, throwing Mr. S. from the box and injuring him
slightly. Mr. SCIU VLKK KrssEi.i. of Mesboppen, who
was also upon the wagon was thrown to the ground and
so severely injured that he died next day.
The Bradford County Teachers' Asso
ciation will hold a "sessinti in this place, commencing
Friday, lltli of Nov. During its meetings au address
will be delivered by UN. P*\ ID WM HOT.
J®-The following |>ro3pectu3 is intended
! wlely lor the jnforrnati n of such of our Democrat .c
' friends as may desire a newspaper from Washington
THE WEEKLY CO.vsTrrrnox. — IV'js/iivgton,
D. C. —We would earnestly invite the attention of our
Democratic friends throughout the Union to the weekly
edition of onr paper, which we publish every Saturday
morning, and which has already nut such marked and
flattering success. The "WEEKLY CONSTITUTION "is
large and beautiful printed sheet, combining the advan.
tages of a political and family new-paper. It is made up
of the most important editorial articles tvhich are publish
ed in our daily issue : will contain during the session of
Congress carefully prepared abstracts of the proceeding*
of both houses : furnishes authentic information of the
proceedings of the various departments of the Government
for obtaining which we have peculiar facilities ; all p.
tents issued are published, in full ; ail changes in, or dis
continuances of post offices regularly appear; and con
tains, IK-sides a large amount of well selected miscellane
ous news, together with the latest markets and telegraphic
intelligence, domestic and foreign. The " .Sabbath ltea
ding " published in the Daily of Saturday evening is re
gularly transferred to the Weekly and this is a highly j n .
ten-ting feature of the paper, and meets with great favor
Nothing of a sectarian character is admitted into this de -
With a deir* to bring before the people the principle*
and measures of the Democratic l'arty, and at the same
tim'- furnish them with an acceptable news journal, w e
ofier the paper at a price barely sufficient to pay the cost
of paper, printing, and packing. The terms areas follows:
For one copy ; $2 per annum ; three copies for $5 ; five
copies tor t-> ; ten copies for sl3 ; twenty copies ; sent to
one address f li-j. Subscriptions may commence at any
time. Daily paper s<i per anuuin ; semi-weekly, $-1 per
annum. Democrats put your shoulder to the wheel,push
on the column, and, and it will not belong, we trust,
nutil you will enable us to circulate at least a hundred
thousand copies weekly of this great paper.
GODEY'S LAUY'S BOOK. —Godey lias got up
a superior number for the November issue of this Book.
It contains two steel plates, entitled " The Old Valentine,'
and '• The Trial of Elfie Deans." There is also a Cloak
Fashion Plate, on steel, making three oteel engravings ia
this number alone, besides thirty-four pages of embellish
ments, containing seventy engravings and one hundred
pages of reading matter. All this is furnished at the low
price of 23 cents. The terms per annum are $3.
FIRE AT WAVERLY —An unoccupied bouse,
belonging to I'ETKB DAILEY. of Chemung, on the EAR t
side ot Waverly street, in Waverly village, was burned
to the ground on Saturday, the 22d int.
There will be si Public Debate at the
hall of the Alpha Epsilon Society, in this borough, on
Tuesday evening next. Question for discussion :
Retolvtd, That the practice of reading novels and
fictitious literature is light and worthy ot commendation.
LOCOMOTIVE EXPLOSION' AT SCRANTOX — A
terrible accident occured in Scrauton, on Mon
day. The boiler of the locomotive Virginia.
exploded, instantly killing five men, whose
bodies, horribly mangled, were soon found,
some of them quite a distance from the spot
where the accident occurred. A coroner's in
vestigation revealed the fact that the engineer
had recklessly wedged the safety valve down,
thereby preventing the escape of steam, and
rendering an explosion unavoidable. The
names of the killed are Robert Sterrett, engi
neer ; .John Brown, fireman ; Elias Swartz, of
the Central Hotel in that borough ; WRA. 11.
Allen, of IL vde Park ; and Patrick McCarthy.
The three latter iufended to avail themselves
of a ride to Moscow, amd were on the engine
contrary to express orders, but as is now, un
fortunately, very customary. Heavy pieees
of the boiler were thrown about thirty rods,
' and many uarrow escapes are recorded.
MAILS Close at Towand3 P. O.
Waverly Through—Daily 12 M
["Athens" Way—Daily 12 M
Canton—Tri weekly 12 M
Eaton- Semi weekly g pji
Montrose—Tri weekly 8 pjj
Sheshequin—-Tri weekly 8 p M
Wellsburg—Tri weekly 8 PM
Pushore— tri weekly. 12 M
Tunkhannock—Daily 12 M
Troy—Triweekly 12 M
On the 17th in-t., at the hou-e of H. Cbaraplin. bv Rev.
T. Thomas, Mr. SAMUEL LYONS to Miss LYDIA A.
CHAMPLIN, all of Warren.
In Pike, on Sunday evening, the 2.1 last., bvC. W. Rey*
nobis, Esq., Mr. AL..K.V WHITE to Miss MARY L
ROCKWELL, all of Pike.
At the residence of the I, ride's father in Pike on Sunday
the Oth inst., bv C. W. Reynolds, Esq., Mr. EDWARD
FOWLER, of Monitan county, Mo., to Miss M\Rl V C
) SHERMAN of Pike.
•tu Standing Stone. Sept. 27, by Elder H. 11. Gray. Mr.
JACOB EMERY, of New Jersey, and Mrs. LOUISA
BLACK, of Standing Stone.
In Rtt-h, on the 1-th first., by Ffiilo Sherwood Esq.. Mr.
ALBERT WICKHAM,and JERUSH.V C. PITCHER.
both of Orwell.
In this Borough, on the 20th ult.. Mr. JOB ALDRED to
Mrs. LUCINA BENJAMIN.
At Orwell, October inth.oflung fever, JENNIE CON
O VER, second daughter of Samuel N. A Margaret Bron
son. Aged one month and 27 days.
UK M"( >VAL.
lASSES MERCUIT has removed his
V Law Office to the Second Stnrv of his new building,
j oil the owm n.-xt Path of the Ward Home. nov.3
CLOSING UP OF NAVIGATION.
BREAK IN THE CANAL!
'"tl If 1 MEN W ANTED to buy Stoves at the MAM
MOTH FOUNDRY, one door east of Mercur's
We have just received the largest assortment of
ST< \ ES ever brought to this market, both for Coal and
Mood (ooking. Parlor Coal and Wood Parlor, Dining
room Six-plate and Cylindcred Stoves. Some of the
celebrated Empress Co.k Stoves, the best Coal Stove ever
manufactured, all of wnieh will he sold cheaper than at
any other establishment in this country.
large quantity of Tin Ware, Stove Pipe. Elbows.
1 "al Hods, Coal Shovels and Coal Sifters, alwavs on
hand, and for sale at Wholesale or Retail. All kinds of
ca-tings and machine work done to order on short notice.
Particular attention paid to Roofing. Eve Troughs, Con
ductor-, (.utters and all kinds of Jobbing done aud war
ranted to give satisfaction.
All kiud- of Second Hand Cooking Stoves on hand.
t which will be sold very cheap. Please give us a call.
Towanda N< v. 1. ls.V.t. JOHN CARMAN.
Arrival of the Great Eastern.!
IMPORTANT NEWS TO THE CITIZENS OF TOWANDA
AND VICINITY !
ME. SOLOMON hns just returned from
• the East with the LARGEST, BEST & CHEAP
| EST stock of
Fall & Winter Clothing.
ever brought to this market. I can assure my custo
mers that 1 have studied thrir interest as well as my own
by buying the brat made, and most durable stock of Fash
i ionahie Clothing to be found. My stock consists of Pelis
| sier, Raglan, Sack, etc , Overcoats ; Black and Fancy
j Cassimere Fro. k and Sack Coats ot all styles and quali
ties : Black Doeskin, Fancy Cassimere and Satinette
Pants ; Fancy Silk and Cotton Velvet, Cassimere, Satti
net and Flush Vest-, in fart, a great manv stvlcs too num
erous to mention, also including a large "stock of
GENTS FURNISHING GOODS.
A ou will find it to your advantage to call and examine
; my stock helore purchasing elsewhere. Come one! Come
. all! to the Clothing Store of M. E. SOLOMON.
J Towanda Nov. 1. 1859. No. 2. Patton's Block.
| N. 11.—JI'ST RKCKIVKD — A large Stock of Sole Leather
Upper Leather, Kipskins.Calf Skins, Lining Skins. Ac.,
which will he sold cheaper than elsewhere in this market.
The highest market price in cash, will he paid foral!
kinks oi Grain, Wool, Hides and Sheep Pelts. Remember
the place, No. 7. Patten's Block, M, E S. j