Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, November 10, 1859, Image 2

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    p.rUts front all Jlattons.
The colored man Copeland, urrcsted for
his complicity with the Harper'* Ferry outbreak, has
made a full con'essiott of all he knew of the affair He
•triplicates inan\ persons heretofore not suspected, and
states that a rising was expected about the sane time in
Kentucky. A!! the facta are not yet published, and when
they are a sensation Is expected.
—There are within the limits of the ( ity of
f'lma, Ala, fourteen artesian wells, which have an aver
age depth of too feet ; several of them throwing v -lnuiee
ot Water to the extent of <SOO gallons pot minute
The produce of the vineyards or. the Ohio
Hirer, this year, between Kara! and llaysvitle, is 154.550
—The Government of Romngna has is-tted
a de ree forbidding the exportation of saltpeter and sul
phur to the Pontifical territory.
—The track laying on the Sunbnry and
Erie Pailroad from Eric east ha* been finished within
twenty .two miles of Warren. From Lock Haven west
the track has been laid, we understand, as far aa Sinne
tsahoning. The Intervening country is gradually grow
ing narrower, and by reference to the map it will to found
to be not very great.
—The receipts of flonr in New ork for the
pnsttwo have been 368.901 bbls., while the ex
porta for the same time, allowing ll.noo hi,ls. lor the
Eastern States, have been but 4-5,506 bbls., thus showing
a surplusof 314,391 bbls.
The forger Masterton, who is charged with
defrauding nnmorSus banks al! over the country by meau.-,
of forged checks, has been taken from Lawrence, Mas?.,
to Portland, upon an executive warrant, for trial for for
gery npon a bank of that city.
—A conflict having arisen between Presi
dent Buchanan and Gov. Wise a* to which shall have the
honor cf hanging poor Brown, if is rtepectnily suggest
ed by a high intervening party, th t he be hung between
tbd two.
—Dr. Hays, who accompanied the lamented
Kane to the Arctic region In 1853, proposes to undertake
another expedition in the same direction, through Baffin 'a
Bay and Smith's Sound, for the purpose of navigating, if
possible, the open Polar Sea which Dr. Kane discovered
tying north of the highest latitude reached by fcim in
—The election shortly to take place in the
Springfield Congressional district of Illinois, to supply
the vacancy caused by the death of Major Ha ris, is claim
ing much interest. The Democrats have nominated Col.
McClelland, and the Republicans have put forward Mr
Palmer. Both candidates arc stumping the district.
—ln some parts of Virginia meetings have
ln called the appoint Vigilance Committees and to pe
titlon the Legislature to give the border counties a corps
of armed men, officered and paid by the State, whose sole
duty it shall be to guard the property of citizens, arrest
suspected citizens,and exercise a rigid police surveillance.
—According to the Cincinnati Enquirer,
the next Ohio Legislature wrli be composed of twenty-five
Republicans and ten Democrats in the Senate, and fifty
right Republicans and forty-six Democrats in the House.
Republican majority on joint ballot wili be 27.
—Tiie 24th of November has been set apart
ai a Day of Thanksgiving in six more States, viz : Dela
ware, North Carolina, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Massa
chusctta and Minnesota—making seventeen States in a!i
that have already selected that day of the month.
—The Supreme Court have decided, in the
cue of the Independent Mutual Insurance (j.mpauy
against William Agnew, that goods lost cr stolen at a
fire are clearly within the spirit and conditions of the
policy of insurance, and must be paid for as if destroy id
by tire.
—lt 18 stnted that Mr. Baily. Editor of '.he
Fret South, at Newport, Hy., Intends to bung a suit for
uc mages against all the parties engaged in the recent
lies traction of his establishment.
—The Hon Auson Burlingame left Lawrence j
Kansas, for home, on the 23d nit. He had been on an I
exciting buffalo hunt, and it is stated that he killed nine i
of the animals during the trip, which he enjoyed hugely, ,
—By the net of 180*2, the children of natu- 1
ralized persons are made citizens by such naturalization,
provided such children were under twentJ--or.e years cf
nge at the time of such naturalization of their parents.
—ln the great trot at Philadelphia, Mon
day, between the celebrated horses " Patcheu " and
" Lancet," the latter came off conqueror—mile heats, best
three in five under the eauuie.—Time : 2.23 1-1, 2:25 3-1
and 2:27.
Hon. John B. Haskin has rented the |
beautiful mansion formerly occupied by Judge Ooughw-,
near the Capitol, at Washington,and almost adjoining the j
present residence of the latter.
—lt is said that Ex-President Martin Van
Buren ia-engaged on an important and elaborate, work,
which shall embrace a political history of the country
down to the close of his administration.
—Hon. Reverdy Johnson lias issued a pam
phlet on Popular Sovereignty. He assumes that the peo
ple of the Territories cannot exclude slavery, but Con
gress has no right to pass laws for the protection of the
—The great Oyster bpdoff N'orwalk,is near
ly '• played out " already. The receipts are beginning to
fall off very sensibly. Some 200 vessels only are now on
gaged in taking the bivalves from the new places.
—Miss Mitchell, tho American astronomer,
has caused an observatory to be built at Nantucket for hrr
new and beautiful telescope. She frequently passes the
entire night in watehing the heavenly bodies.
—Lieut. Gov. Trask has recovered from
the Hartford and New Haven Railroad Company a verdict
of $6,500 damages for tho loss of buildings in Springfield
directly alongside of the railroad, which were destroyed
by fire in April last.
A physician at Roslin, CouDty of Hast
ings, Canada, gives the particulars of the death of a wo
rn m aged sixty-two, who starved herself to death from a
superstitious belief that God required her to do so, in
order to be saved. Bhe died on the 27th of September,
having been thirty days without food of any kind.
—Of the three thousand voters of Washing
ton Territory, two thousand are desirous of entering the
matrimonial state, but there are no marriageable girls
there. The Paget Sound Herald plaintively calls for
"New England damsels to satisfy the demand for a good
A colored volantecr company in Philadel
phia have been deprived of their arms, by order of the
Adjutant General, in consequence of the Harper's Ferry
—The Brown foray at Harper's Ferry has
alarmed the people of Tennessee. The Legislature is now
considering a bill to fine railway presidents SSOO, and
conductors $250 for every free negro allowed to ride on
their rbads, unless such negro is accompanied by a free
white resident of the State, who vouches fur hltu in a
penal bond of SI,OOO.
—Three hundred sparrows, selected from the
hedgerows in England, have been lately sent to New
Zealand. The necessity of small birds, to keep down the
grnbs that devastate the crops iu that colouy, has long
been felt. The farmer Ls beset by myriads of caterpillars.
Rhonld the sparrows become acclimated and multiply,
the greatest U-nefit will hove been conferred oa the coun
—The new Pennsylvania Hospital for the
lufiae was opened Oct. 27, fa West Philadelphia.
—The Odensburg Literary Institute was
•arte* Oct. 21, togathir with all the c!ti#c apparatus
5.84 a p:tttea ef the vui**b> hfcrory
Conviction and Sentence of Brown.
The trial of Brow a was brought to a close
!on the 31st iuft., when the jury after lmlf uu
hours deliberation returned a verdict of guilty
upon all the Counts in the indictment.
Mr. Chilton moved an arrest of judgment,
' both ou account ot errors in the indictment
and errors in the verdict. The objection in
regard to the indictment has already been
stated. The prisoner has been tried for an
offence not appearing on the record of the
Grand Jurv—the verdict was not on each
count separately hut was a general veidict on
the whole indictmeiit
1 The prisoner lias also been found guilty of
both murder counts for the murder of the
same persons. It was manifest he could not
; be guilty of both.
These points were argued next morning, by
! the counsel, Brown being present.
The Court gave its decision on the motion
: for an arrest of judgment, overruling the ob
jections made On the objection that treason
' cannot be committed against a State, tho
Judge ruled that where allegiance is due trea
: son may bo committed. Most of the States
1 have pasted laws against treason. The ob
jections as to the form of tho verdict rendered
the Court also regarded as insufficient.
The Clerk then asked Mr. BROWN- whether
he had anythiug to say why sentence should
not be pronounced upon him.
Mr. BROWN immediately rose, and in a clear,
distinct voice said :
I have, may it please the Court, a few words
io say. In the first place, I deny everything
hut what I have all along admitted—viz., a
design on my part to free slaves. I intended,
certainly, to have made n clean thing of that
matter, as I did last Winter when I went into
Missouri and there took slaves without the
snapping of a gun on either side, moving them
through the country, and finally leaving them
in Canada. I designed to have done the same
thing agaiu on a larger scale. That was ail I
intended. I never did intend murder or trea
son, or the destruction of property, or to excite
or incite slaves to rebellion, or to make insur
rection. I have another objection, and that
is, it is unjust that I should suffer such a
penalty. Had 1 interfered in the maimer
which I admit, and which I admit has been
fairly proven—for I admire the truthfulness
and candor of the greater portion of the wit
nesses who have testified in this case—had I
so interfered in behalf of tiie rich, 'lie power
ful, the intelligent, the so called great, or in
behalf of any of their friends, cither father,
mother, brother, sister, wife or children, or any
of that class, anrl suffered and sacrificed what
I have in this interference, it would have been
all right ; every man in this Court would have
deemed it an act worthy of reward, rather
than punishment. This Court ackuowiedges,
too, as I suppose, the validity of the law of
God. I see a book kissed, which I suppose to
be tlic Bible, or at least the New Testament,
which teaches me that all things whatsoever I
would that man should do to me, I should do
even so to them. It teaches me further, to
remember them that are in bonds, as bound
with them. I endeavor to act np to that in
struction. I say I am yet too young to under
stand that God is any respecter of persons. I
believe that to have interfered as I have done,
as I have always freely admitted I have done,
, in behalf of His despised poor, no wrong, but
1 right. Mow, if it is d emed necessary that I
' should forfeit my life for the furtherance of
the ends ot justice, and mingle tny blood fur
ther with the blood of my children, and with
the blood of millions in the slave country
whose rights are disregarded by wicked, cruel
and unjust enactments, I say let it be done.
Let me say one word further. I feel entirely
satisfied with the treatment I have received on
my trial. Cous'dering all the circumstances,
it has been more generous than I expected.
But I feel no consciousness of guilt. I have
stated from the first what was my intention and
what was not. I never had any design against
the liberty of any person, Dor any disposition
to commit treason or excite slaves to rebel, or
make any general insurrection. I never en
couraged any mau to do so, but always dis*
couraged any idea of that kind. Let mc say
also in regard to the statements made by some
of those who were connected with me. I fear
it has been stated by some of them that I have
induced them to join ine, but the contrary is
true. Ido not say this to injure them, but as
regretting their weakness. Not one but joined
me of his owa accord, and the greater part at
their own expense. A number of them I never
saw, and never had a word of conversation
with till the day they came to me, and that
was for the purpose I have stated. Now, I
have done.
While Mr. BROWN was speaking perfect
quietness prevailed, and when he had finished
the Judge proceeded to pronounce sentence
After a few prefatory remarks, he said that no
reasonable doubt could exist of the guilt of
the prisoner, and sentenced him to be hung in
public on Friday, the 2d of December next.
Mr. BROWN received his sentence with com
On Friday last, Green, the negro was con
victed of iueiting negroes to insurrection and
murder in the first degree. The charge of treason
was abandoned in his case, he not being a
citizen. Copeland, the mulatto was next pnt
on trial.
BLi?* The counsel of Brown have filed ex
ceptions to the decision of the Court in refusing
an arrest of judgment, and will carry the case
to the Court of Appeals at Richmond. The
trial of Shields Green, one of the conspirators,
was beguu on Tuesday. It is believed that
the prisoner will be sentenced to be hung on
the same day. Cook, it is thought, will plead
guilty, and make some important revelations.
Jtey The discovery of Seneca oil in the
eastern part of Crawford County, a few weeks
ago, is creating a fever for speculation, which
rapidly extends to adjoining conuties. The
oil obtained by boring into the ground a dis
tance of about 70 feet, or through a certain
stratum of sandstone, and from thence is to be
pumped with the water—what proportion of
the latter we are not informed. A shaft sunk
in Crawford County is now producing almost
fabulous quantities of Seneca oil, which is
worth at least forty cents per gallon in the
crude state, or just as it is taken from the
ground. Several natural springs from which
this kind of oil has been obtained have been
known in Warren County. Two companies,
composed of men of means, have been formed
in this county for the purpose of operating in
Crawford, while within our own borders sev
eral oil springs have been purchased by persons
who think they can discover a vast quantity
of tbt pore Warrm (Pa ) Lfdgr
Thursday Morning, November 10,1859.
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Jtejr" The New Y'oik election took place on
Tuesday last. We anticipate a Republican
victory, although the adoption ot a " half-and
half " ticket by the Americans may eudanger
that part of the Republican nominees not
adopted by them.
Central Committee of the People's party met
at the St. Lawrence Hotel, ut Philadelphia,
on Tuesday evening last. There was, as we
understand, a fair attendance of the members.
A resolution was passed directing the Chair
man of the Committee to issue a call for a
Stale Convention to be held at Harrisburg to
nominate a candidate for Governor aud to
choose two Senatorial Delegates to a Natioual
Convention to be held for the purpose of nom
inating candidates for President and Vice
President of the Uuited States. The resolu
tion provides, also, that the State Convention
shall indicate tho time and manner for the
choice of Representative Delegates to the
National-Convention, which are to be elected
in the respective Congressional Districts of the
State. The action of the Committee was ar
rived at, as we learn, after a very interesting
discussion, which was characterized by the ut
most harmony and good feeling. Mr. Kline,
the Chairman of the Committee, it is under
stood, will fix tho time for the State Conven
tion at an early day, so that our friends
throughout the State may commence to pre
pare for action.
FOREIGN NEWS —The America, at Halifax,
uot only brings a verification of the statement
that a Franco Austrian treaty of peace had
been signed at Zurich, but supplies us with
the stipulations embraced in the instrument.
They respond so entirely to the Villafranca
formula as to require no repetition. The gen
eral Congress to adjust details will probably
assemble at Brussels ; and it is stated semi
officially that- while the minor States will, as
a principle, be excluded, Piedmont will be con
ceded a seat, and, in certain contingencies, the
Holy See and the Kingdom of the Two Sicil
lies. England, if we are to judge by the unan
imous tone of the journals, will not participate
in the deliberations. The arrangements at
Zurich are received with undisguised aversion
in Italy. In answer to the universal protest,
the King of Sardinia has reiterated his phrase
that he will not conseut to see the independ
ence of Italy sacrificed. In the meantime,
Naples is strengthening its forces on the Ro
man frontier, and is reported to have dis
patched a fleet to Ancona. A rumor prevailed
at Turin that Piedmont was about to meet
this advance by sending a squadron in the
same direction.
The project of a transatlantic voyage f< r
the Great Eastern has been withdrawn, for
the present season at least. The Directors, at
a meeting held ou the lUth ult., definitely de
cided upou that course. The Atlantic cable
is again the subject of investigation. A sci
entific commission sent tt> examine the Valentia
terminus, had expressed itself as hopeful of
recovering the useless wire, and as favorable
to submerging a new and stronger one.
The preparations of Spain for the invasion
of Morocco, which has been interrupted by
negotiations, have been resumed, and the war
finally resolved upon.
ROAD — On Saturday morniDg, as the 11 o'clock
train for Baltimore approached the siding at
Weisers lime quarry, three miles below Sun
bury, the engineer observed, as ho says, the
switch wrong, and before the train could be
stopped ran iuto a lot of stone trucks which
were on the siding. The engineer jumped
from the engine and was considerably bruised,
and the firemau remained and was but slightly
injured. The baggage-master, Mr. Henry
Diffeubaugh, was caught between the platform
of the cars, cud was considerably, though not
dangerously injured. His right ancle isspraiued
and his legs bruised. He was taken with the
train, which was detained several hours, to
Ilarrisburg, and is now lying at the United
States Hotel. No passengers on the train
were injured.
I&- Researches into the obscure portion of
Virginia law which relates to the crime of
treason, have brought to light the fact that
the pardoning power in the cases of JOHN
BP.OWN and of COPPICK, resides not in the
Governor, but in the Legislature. As the
Legislature only meets in the earlier fortnight
of January, as BROWN'S sentence is to be ex
ecuted on the 2d of December, and as there is
no likelihood of an extra session being sum
moned, the fate of the leading insurrectionist
may be regarded as sealed. A correspondent
of the Boston Traveller, who was in Cbarleß
town last week, assures us that BROWN is etv
teeorc'led f o that 'ear'al resclt
York Herald has lately published some '• de
velopments," procured, as is alleged, from a
certain Col. Forbes, by the Democratic Com
mittee. Forbes is a needy Englishman, who
eaino to this country in 1848, and imposed so
far on certain anti-Slavery men a? to induce
them to send him to Kausasin aid of the Free
State cause. They contributed, at the same
time, S7OO to pay his expenses. He proved
of little nse in Kansas, and soou returned to
the east, clamorous for more money. After
extorting all the funds he conld from the public,
on the pretext that he suffered great losses in
Kansas, he finally sells out his information to
tho Democrats of New York. His letters
prove nothing against aynbody, aud we sup
pose by this time his Loeofoco paymasters
have discovered that they have been compelled
to pay a high price for a worthless article.
A COSTLY WAR. —The next Congress will
bo called upon to pay tho expenses of tho war
waged against a few Indians 'n Oregon <iud
Washington Territories, in 185 G. The cost
of this war is set dowu at something like eight
millions of dollars, which it is contemplated to
abstract from the U. S. Treasury. This
amount is to pay volunteer soldiers, most of
whom were eurolled and mustered Inh> service
without authority of law. The expenses at
tending these Indian hunts in the West are be
coming sufficiently large to attract public at
tention ; and u few rejections by Congress of
bills claimed for services will go far towards
suppressing them in future.
£35"" Superintendent Forney has informed
the Commissioner of Indian Affairs of his in
tention to leave Salt Lake City on the Bth of
November for Washington, bringing with him
the two boys who survived the Moanta o
Meadow massacre, but who did not return lo
the States with the rest of the party in conse
quence of being retained to testify in the cone
of the supposed murderers. Taere being no
prospect of an early trial, it was thought un
necessary to retain tho lads longer in Utah.—
Gov. Cummings will transact the business of
the agency during the übsence of Mr. Forney.
{fig?- Fred Douglas has written a letter to
the Rochester Democrat , from Canara West,
denying ever having met Capt. Cook, or that
he has promised any man, living or dead, to be
at Harper's Ferry. He intimates that he
knows more about the matter than he chooses
to tell at present ; aud says that he left Roch
ester for the purpose ot avoiding the U. S.
officers, who, he is informed, made a protrac
ted visit to that place for the sole purpose of
having an interview with him. He winds up
by saying that he intends to carry out a pre
viously formed resolution to make a tour to
JSteo"" The Maryland Election has resulted in
the choice of Wm. 11. I'urnell, American, as
Controller, with a Legislature which is Dem
ocratic in both branches. The Congressional
delegation stands precisely as it did last year
—three Democrats and three Opposition.
It is stated that the Democratic Na
tional Convention at Charleston will probably
be held on the 16th of April next.
in another column briefly announces the occur
rence of a large fire at Bath, at a few minutes
before five o'clock on Saturday morning. We
have since ohtained the following particulars :
The fire originated in the rear of Hunter's
Dry Good and Grocery store, on Liberty St.
and from thence rapidly spread in both direc
tions, laying in ruins all within its reach.—
Running north, it communicated to Ganse
voort's Drug and Liquor store, thence extend
ing to the end of the block, burning Abel's
Harness shop, the store occupied bj Dudley
and Culver, Macßeath's Book-bindery and
Underbill's Book store. Running south, it
destroyed Alva Brown's Grocery, Farr's Jew
elry Store, Harvey Lncas' Barber Shop, Ed.
Rudger's Grocery,"and the Eagle Hotel, cor
ner of Liberty and Steuben streets—a large
wooden structure—with ail the stables, out
buildings, &c. From thence it extended east
on Steuben street, destroying the Gas Fitting
establishment owned by Wines and Fowler,
Beekman's Sash and Blind Factory, Harden
brook's Foundry, three or four dwellings, and
a barn when its further progress was stayed.
Although the firemen were promptly on hand,
they could obtain scarcely any water, and
their efforts were consequently rendered almost
powerless. We have nothing at hand from
which to estimate the total loss, but it must
reach a very high figure. The property was
mostly insured. Messrs. Wines A Fowler, of
this village, we are informed by one of the
firm, were not insured. The amount of their
ioss was not known at the time of writing this
article. (Saturday evening.) The cause of
the fire is unknown—but was probably the
work of an incendiary.— Elmira Press.
merchant now traveling through Illinois writes
to The Tribune from De Kalb, October 24th,
as follows:
" There is a tolerable crop of wheat this
fall, but the corn crop iu Northern Illinois is
worse, if possible, tliau the rumor has made it.
Money is decidedly a cash article. There are
plenty of good, responsible men in the West,
who would be glad to mortgage their farms
(wefrth SIO,OOO to $15,000 each) for $3,000
or SI,OOO, at 20 and 24 per cent auuuui, and
pay the interest in advance."
Conrt, in Session at Albany, Mr. Jas. Van
Etten, of this County, was convicted and sen
tenced to three years imprisonment in the
btate Prison, and fined five hundred dollars,
for fraud on the Pension Office, the particulars
<Jf which we published some time ago.
C. Patcbin. who was implicated in the mat
ter, compromised by paying the government
tis hundred and fifty dollars.— Elmira Daily
Press 3
A HEAR KILLED. —A pai ty of four expe
rienced banters started from the town of Wells, on
Thursday afternoon, in search of game. They had roam
ed the woods but a short time, when their evas were en*
livened by tbe glimpse of a large black bear, which had
been prowling around the neighborhood for a week or
two. doing consideiahlo mischief. As they had two or
three trusty dogs along, they stsrted in pursuit, and Roon
had the satisfaction ot seeing old " Bruin " treed. Two
rifles were immediately leveled at him, both shots taking
effect, causing the enraged animal to descend from his
dangerous location to the foot of the tree. Here, howev
er, he was met by his canine tormentors, and a tussle
ensued, ih which the dogs came off second best, having
received several ugly scratches. At this juncture anoth
er dose of cold lead was administered with fatal effect,
and the hunters triumphantly carried their " bar" home,
which was found to weigh two hundred pounds before
dressing. Tbe carcass was brought to Klinira and dis
posed of from the wagon.
♦—: — • Hid •
a veteran pioneer of Potter County, Pa., died recently at
his residence near Coudersport. The Journal prints a
hmg biography of tbe deceased, bnt does not state when
he died. He was born Apri15,1772. He emigrated from
New Jersey to potter county in HI 1, and was aiming the
first settlers in that county. lie encountered all the
hardships of pioneer life with unflinching fortitude. He
was temperate, upright and determined. He was eccen
tric. He preached the Gospel of Jfsus Christ as he un
derstood it, for twenty years before any regularly em
ployed minister was known in Use county. Hie feared
God and tried to live the religion be preached to others.
He did not belie \ e in the utility, of schools and new spa
pt-rs. He believed the first made boys and girls lazy,
and the last promulgated folly and sin. .He despised
politics and politicians. He never held butone vfllceand
seldom vcteu. He leaves.behind him pine children who
are among the most respected and respectable people of
the country. His wife survived him.
Saturday night, the :29th tilt., says
the Wavtr/y Advocate, the store of Samuel Mills <i Sou,
iu liarton village, was entered in the second story, by
means ot a ladder being placed against the backside of
the store, and the thief or thieves opcuing a window,
about eight feet fronj where Ed. Mills and John Holliyi
back were sleeping at the time. The first move WAS to
enter the bedroom and take the young men's .vests, shut
ting the door after them, which was open at the time,
they next went below and overhauled the desk, scatter
fog the papers over the Hooi'. they then took areong other
things an over coat belonging to Mr. Mills, black silks,
initteus, watch and chain, Ac., in ail amounting to about
tl-iO- We understand that the young men knew noth
ing of the robbery till next morning.
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SHIPMENTS of Coal by tbe liarelav Rail
Road and Coal Company
Previous Shipments 2d.155 tons.
For week ending October 23 617 "
Amount for the season.-. 26,773 tons.
EktT" St'it advertisement of "Tioga Point
Agricultural Works, - ' in another column.
During the last week or two, workmen have been en
gaged in blasting the rock from the Loyaisork, so that
logs can be floated down during high water. The Boom
Company intend shoring a large number ol logs this win
ter and fiout them during the 9prii)g freshets.— Sullivan
I) em.
We enter oor earnest protest against this invasion of a
stream evidently formed by nature for piscatorial purpos
es. Nobody but a vandal would engage in the undertak
ing of blasting rocks in the Lovalsock, while so many of
j the " spci-kb-d beauties" harbor in it- waters. We trust
that the Boom Company will forego their chimerical and
unhallowed purpose, and permit that st: earn to remain-in
[ its natural wildnesa and grandeur, with out a single rock
blasted or a hemlock felled.
servedly popular institution has issued its sixth annual
announcement, by which it appears that great success at
tends it. Any person.can become a memberby subscrib
ing f3, wliich will'entitle him to Ist—The beautiful Steel
Engraving," Shakespeare and His
of the elegantly Illustrated Art Journal, one year. 3d.—
A Free Season Admission to the Galleries, 54s Broadway
New York. In addition to which, over four hundred val
uable Works of Art ar c given to subscribers as Premiums,
comprising choice Paintings. Ac.,
by the first American and' Foreign Artists.
The superb Engraving, which every subscriber will re
ceive immediately on receipt of subscription, entitled
'• Shakespeare and his Friends ," is of a character to give
unqualified pleasnre and satisfaction. No work of equal
value was ever before placed within reach of the people
at such a price. The Engraving is of a very large size,
being printed on heavy plate paper, 30 by 3* incite?,
making a most superb ornament suitable for the walls of
either the library, parlor, or office.
Subscriptions'will be received until the Evening of
Tuesday the 31st of January, 1860, at which time the
books will close and the premiums be given to the sub
scribers. Subscriptions will be received by E. S. BENE,
DICT, who is the Honorary Secretary lor Towauda aad
FARMER AND GARDENER. —We take pleasure
in calling the attention of our agricultural Irieuds to this
journal, wliich is the only strictly Agricultural and Hor
ticultural papet, in Pennsylvania. The three numbers
which have been issued will compare favorable in ability
and usefulness with any similar publication which we re
ceive. We hop* the fanners of this section will sustain
this laudable endeavor to publish au agricultural paper in
their own State.
Published monthly by A. M. Spanglqr, Philadelphia, ut
$1 per annum : two copies $1,75, tea or mure copies 75
cents each.
HELD AT WYSOX —The Teachers Institute for Wysox,
Towanda, Monroe and other adjoining townships, was
held, under the direction of Prof. 0. It. COBUHN, County
Superintendent, at the New School Presbyterian Church,
in Wysox, commencing on Monday afternoon, October
10th, and continuing five days. The exercises were open
ed with reading a portion of the scriptures and prayer
by Mr. COBCRN, aud singing by the choir.
L. A. RIDGWAY was elected Secretary,
A committee consisting of the following persons was
appointed to prepare resolutions for discussion before the
A time table was presented, by which the exercises of
the Institute were to be governed.
The following resolutions were adopted foe disenssion
during the evening sessions :
Resolved, That teachers should exercise authority and
control over their pupils in school hours only.
Resolved , That the custom of " boaiding aronnd" is
a good one and should not be discontinued.
At the sessions during the day, the class wsthorough
ly drilled in ail of the common school branches and in
structed in the best modes of teaching them. A person
was appointed each day to criticise the lar guage used
before the Institute. An opportunity was- given the
members of the Institute to propose any question, the
answer of which would be of interest to the class.
On Wednesday afternoon Mr. MORGAN, and on Friday
Mr. CHAM BERLIN explained to the class their respective
systems of Pennmanship.
At the sessions on Monday evening, Resolution Ist was
taken up and discussed until time for adjournment. The
discussion was resumed on Wednesday evening and con
tinued until arrested by an order of business. Mr. CO
BURN then read an excellent Lecture to Parents with re
gard to their duties to their children and their teachers.
Thursday evening was occupied with a Spoiling schooL
On Friday evening the Institute listened to an able and
'r-' bj Prof. W* Bras of'?'
hantia Collegiate Institute subject,the " School Room,"
and to an Unsay on the poculiaritieij of the Kngllah lan
guage by L- A. KinOwar. A rote of thanlu wan tender
od Mr. DSAN for hi* entertaining lecture.
TMtfoliowilig persons were appointed a committee to
drift resolution!, Mr. J. B. INGHAM of Monroe, Miw HAT
TIE SMILEY, Franklin, Miss MAKIA HEVKRLY, Overton,
Mr MVKO.V luirm k. A1 suiy, F. C. BOWMAN, Towanda,
' Mis# CnAßr.otnrKrKi'ijr.M', Towamla North, WM. HOE
TON, fihcshequin, EMILY WHITNEY, Wysox, KATE STR
rnK.vs, Standing Stone, K. L. DADY, ROM, Miss ACHSAH
WORTH, Asylum.
Monroe wa# cboocn for the next place of meeting of
the institute.'
The committee on resolutions reported the following
which were adopted:
WHEREAS, we have been again permitted to meet for
the purpose of preparing ourselves to better fulfil oor du
ties as teachers, therefore
Resolved, That we shonld be thankful to the giver of
all good /or the privilege thus enjoyed, rp
Resolved, ' That is we become more acquainted with
the operation of Institutes, as conducted by our devoted
and aide Rupcrintendakfc, Mr- CuhCBN, the more we be
come triHivineed tlmt ft is the duty of every person in
tending to teach, to attend the same, and, that it kthe
duty of Director! to encourage such attendance by giv
ing the preference, all other 1 things being equal, to teach
ers who have attended such Institutes."
Resolved, That in Mr. CGBUKN the teacher has an effi
cient and able helper, a firm and devoted friend and a
wise and kind counselor, and alter almost three yeara
connection with him as our County Ruperintendant, we
cheerfully place it upon.record as onr opinion, that the
position he occupies could not have been better filled, and
we shall regret the time when we are compelled to dissolve
thi> relation with hiiji, as not only our loss, but as disas
trous to the best interests of the common schools of the
Resolved, That we shall ever hold the people of Wysox
in kind remembrance tor the hospitable manner in which
they have received us among them, for their attention to
sucii things as were calculated to promote our comfort
while here, and the social privileges they have extended
to us, thus making us feel ourselves at home.
Resolved. That we tender oar thanks to the'trustees of
the New School Presbyterian Church, of Wysox, for the
use oi their Church during our exercises.
ResoUed. That we tender onr thanks to O. I)- CHASE
A Co., of Hartford Conn, for their kindness in presenting
a series of their Outline Maps to Mr. COBUBX, for the use
of the Institutes of the county.
Resolved. That the proceedings of this Institute be
published in the countv papers.
[From the Evening Post.]
A New Version of an Old fl-ong. THE GROWTH or PUBLIC SENTIMENT.
AIR : " John Rrmen had a little Injun."
Old John BrOwn, he had a little nigger.
Old John Brown, he hud a little nigger,
Old John Brown, he had a little nigger,
One little nigger boy.
(Chorus by several voices.)
DISTRICT-ATTORNEY O ILK— One little, tiro little,
SECRETARY Ki,ov&- three little nigger,
Messrs MASON AND VALLANJHGHAM— Four little, five
little, . . * s, --M
--MR. BUCHANAN—aix little nigger,
GOVERNOR WlSE— Seven little; eight littte,
WASHINGTON CONSTITUTION— nine little nigger,
NEW YORK HERALD— ten little nigger boy.
citative)— Ten thousand little nigger boys all armed with
pitchforks eighteen feet long and commanded by firmly
thousand abolitionists.
(Interval in which tbe elect ion_hr supposed to have
HERALD .AND CON-TITUTION— Ten little, nine little,
- eight little nigger.
AUTHORITIES OF VIRGINIA— Seven little, six little,
five little nigger.
AUTHORITIES AT WASHING'N— Four little./threelittle,
two little nigger.
PEOPLE OF THE COUNTRY (in accents of surprise at the
upshot of the whole).—Onr little nigger hoy I
ZVlails Close at Towaada P. O.
Waverly Through—Daily M
Athens Way—Daily..', 12 M
| Canton—Triweekly 12 H
Eaton- Semi weekly 8 Pit
Montrose—Triweekly ............. ..8 PM
. Sbeshequin—Tri weekly 8 PM
I Wellsburg -Tri weekly 8 1' M
: Dushore—lri weekly. 12 M
Tunkhannock—Daily...,. , 12 M
Troy—Tri weekly :12 M
In Waverly. Nov. 2d,by Rev. BW: Gorhawi. of Reran too,
Mr. S. G. It IGGS to Miss MATILDA PERKINS, both
1 of Sinithtield.
At Warren Centre, on the 30th ult.. bv Rev. D. D. Grav,
both of the above place.
In Dnrell on Tuesday-evening Nov. Ist, by the Rev. A.
Bart . Mr. CHAS. G. KELT.CM, to Miss IRENE 11,
: BlSftop. -
ilcbi SttJtarUsrmrnts.
NOTICE.—Notice u here
-Li by given, that all persons indebted to the estate ot
GEORGE SPALDING, fate of Twscarora township.dee'd.
are hereby requested to make payment without delay r
and all pevsou-s having claims against said estate will
present them duß authenticated for settlement.
C. J. LAfEY,-"
November S, 1-A I }. Executor.
i -aX is hereby given, tlmt all persons indebted to the
estate ol JOHN MOGRIS, late of Warren twp., dee d r
must make immediate payment, and all persons having
demands against said estate wiM present them dalv au
thenticated for settlement,
"LYSSES MKRCUR bas removed hi
V.. Law Office to the Second Story of his new building,
' ou the corner next soetb of the Ward House. nov.J
PvACk MEN WANTED to buy Stoves at the MAM"-
e/l'vJ MOTH FOFNDRY, one door east of Mereur's
Store. \\ e have jtut received.the largest assortment of
>TC\ E.S ever brought to this market, both for Coal and
Wood Cooking. Parlor ftoaT and Wood Parlor, Dining
room Six-plate and Cyltnilered Stoves. Some of the
celebrated Empress Cook Stoves, the beat Coal Stove ever
manufactured, afl of which will be sold cheaper than at
any other establishment in this count ry.
| < A large quantity of Tin Ware, Stove Pipe, Elbows,
Coal Hods, Coal Shovels and Coal Sifters, always ou
hand, and for sale t Wholesale or Retail. All kinds of
| castings and machine,work done to order on short, notice,
j Particular attention paid to Roofing, Eve Troughs, Con
j doctors, ffntters and ifl'l k.ncls of Jobbing done and war
ranted to give satisfaction.
All kinds of Second Hand Cooking Stoves oil-hard,
j which will be sold very cheap. Please give ns a call.
Towanda Nov. 1. lfr.Yt. JOHN CARMAN.
Knival of the Great Eastern !
ME. SOLOMON has jnst refnrned from
• the East witii the LARGEST, BEET & CHEAP
j EST stock of j,j '■
Fall & Winter Clothing,
•ver brought to thin market. I can assure my custo
mers that I have studied their iuterest as well as my own
by bnyirig the bist mide, and of Fash
ionahie Clothiug to be found. My stock consists of Pelia
sier, Raglan, Sack, etc, Overcoats; Black and Fancy
Cassimere Frock and Sack Coats of all styles and quali
ties ; Black Doeskin, Fancy Cassimere and Satinette
Pant' ; F.ipcy Silk and Cotton Velvet, Cassimere, Satti
net and Plnsli Vests, in fact, a great many styles too num
erous to mention, also including a large stock of
You will find it to your advantage to call and examine
my stock before purchasing elsewhere. Come one 1 Cone
ail! to the Clothiug Store of M. E. SOLOMON,
Towanda Nov. 1,1859. No. 2. Patton's Block.
N. B.—Just lIBCBtvKD —A large Stock Of Sloe Leather
Upper leather, Kipsfcina, Calf Skius, Lming Skius,
which will be sold cheaper than elsewhere in this, market-
The highest market price in rash, will be paid for all
kinks of Grain. Wool, Hides and Sheep Pelts. Remember
the pkee, No. 2, Patton's Block, M. E. 8.
i I'Y'V be paid for OAK AND HEMLOUC
i BARK, aud HIDES AND SKIVH. at the highest market
'•-.t'e oy K - wpt'P- v <. WWk'aM.