Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, November 24, 1859, Image 2

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    A Serious Matter.
Pr Howe, of Boston, like Col. Forbes and
several other persons at tUe North, supposed
to be implicated more or lest directly in She
Harper's Ferry invasion, have taken their de
parture for Canada. Fred. Ponilass has pone
to Kuglatrd Others will probably mrilate
their example. Tlte acknowledged motive of
their flight in the apprehension that they uiay
be required by the Federal Government to go
to Virginia as witnesses on the trialof Step-hens
which is to take place under Federal authori
ty and in a United States Court. This is
treated by some journals as an indication of
their complicity iu the crime, and by others as
mere cowardice. Iu the interest of fair play
we are constrained to s-jy that neither of these
imputations seems to us to be warranted by the
facts of the case.
It must be remembered that if summoned
by Federal authority to attend anywhere in
the United States as witnesses, these men
must go, and such summons can be procured
ou the affidavit of any citizen < f Virginia,—
Once within the limits of that State, they are
amenable to its legal process, and would, be
yond all doubt, be instantly arrested on the
charge of having been accessory to the crime
for which Brown lias been sentenced to death.
The whole object of Governor Wise in liand-
Stephon's over to the Federal authorities for
trial, is unquestionably to bring sundry obnox
ious Northern men within reach of Virginia
law. Whether it is a device worthy of one
in his position, we need not stop to inquire.—
But it can scarcely be cousidered strange that
none of these gentlemen, whether innocent or
guilty, should be unwilling thus to be drawn
into the peculiar perils, which would beset them
in Virginia iu the present excited state of the
public mind. For they would encounter not
only the danger of being tried by a Virginia
jury, but the additional perils of a Virginia
mob. Mr. Henry Hunter's statement of his
own agency in the coid-blooded murder of an
unarmed, wounded, and disabled man at Harp
er's Ferry,—and the utter absence of a single
voice or word of disapprobation from the whole
State of irginia of that most inhuman and
unparalleled act, show clearly enough the pub
lic tone and temper iu that vieiuity. What
would the life of Fred. Douglass "or of I)r,
Howe be worth in Richmoudor in Charlestown
at the preseut moment 1
If the Government wishes to prove its good
faith in this matter, and really sift the affair
to the bottom, let it try Stephens somewhere
on this side of the boundary line, say in Penn
sylvania, where there will be no fear" of Lynch
Law, and then, if Dr. Howe and the rest re
fuse to appear and make a clean breast of it,
they will fairly lay themselves open to suspi
cions of complicity in the invasion.— N. Y.
Is IT MI'RDER ?—Henry Hunter, a young
man about 22, son of the Mr. Hunter who
conducted the prosecution against Brown and
his confederates at Oharlestown, Va., testified
before the Court that he shot a prisoner named
Thompson. He said :
We burst into the room where he was, and
found several around him, thej offered but a
feeble resistance ; we brought our sruns down
to his head repeatedly, myself and another
person, for the purpose of shooting him in the
There was a young lady there, the sister of
Mr. Fouke, the hotel keeper, who sat in this
man's lap and covered his face with her arms,
and shielded him whenever we brought our
guns to bear ; she said to us—" For God's
sake wait and Jet the law take its course •
my associates shouted to kill him ; " Let us
shed his blood," were the words, all around
were shouting. " Mr. Beckham's life was
worth ten thousand of these vile abolitionists;"
I was cool about it, and deliberate ; my gun
was pushed up by some one who seized the
barrel, and then I moved to the other part of
the room, still with purpose unchanged, but
with a view to divert attention from me, in
order to get an opportunity, at some moment
when the crowd would be less dense, to shoot
him ; after a few moment's thought it occurred
to ine that that was not the proper place to
kill him ; we then proposed to lake liiin out
and hang him ; some persons of our band then
opened away for him ; and first pushing Miss
Fouke aside we slung him out of doors ; I
gave him a push, and many others did the
same ; we then shoved him along the platform
and down to the trestle work of the bridge, he
begging for his life all the time, very piteouslv
at first.
By-the by, before we took him out of the
room, I asked the question what he came here
for ; he said there only purpose was to free
slaves or die. Then he begged, " Don't take
my life—a prisoner but I put the guu to
him, and he said, " You may kill me, but it
will be revenged ; there are eighty thousand
persons sworn to carry on this work," that
was his last expression. We bore him out on
the bridge with the purpose of hanging him ;
we had no rope, and none could lie found ; it
was a moment of wild excitement. Two of us
raised our guns—which one was first I do not
know—and puiled the trigger. Before he
reached the ground, I suppose some five or six
shots had been fired into his body ; he fell to
the rail-track, his back down to the earth and
his face up.
In the North a man who would confess
such a fiendish crime as that, would be likely
to be punished for it. But as it is no doubt
in accordance with Southern views of right,
no notice will be taken of it by the President
or the Cabinet, or even Gov. Wise.
The Typhoid Fever still continues to
rage in Berks and Lebanon counties, and in
the lower end of this county. Wc stated a
few days ago that one grave yard in Berks
county had received, within a period of six
weeks, not less than thirty-five bodies, victims
of the fever. Straustown has suffered severely.
There is scarcely a family in the place from
whose dwellings the hearse has not carried one
or more bodies. The physicians generallv pro
nounce the disease to be Typhoid Fever, and
so dreadful have been its ravages, that stran
gers have been advised not to visit the infected
regions. In other towns the disease prevails
to such aa extent that but few families have
entirely escaped. It is now pretty well set
tled that typhoid fever is contagions.— ITnr
ruburg Ttleg'aph.
Four canal drivers robbed the Post
Office at Olean a few nights ago They took
the \\ asbington Monument contribution box
which contained fifteen cents, a mail bag con
t lining two huudred and fifty tetters, and two
01 dollars iu pennies. The rogues were
caught near \\ arrca, Pa, with the evidence
of grit npon thtm.— Elmira Prtss
£ictus front all Rations.
A correspondent of the New Yoik Herald
wrltig from Albany, i-aya a eommiMion baa been ap
pointed by Judge Gould to inquire as to the sanity of
| Mrs. Dudley, the patroness of the Dudley Observatory—
It is alleged that she is squandering her estate very rap
! idly.
—We learn from Washington that the
Postmaster General has declined taking any action on the
bids for carrying the mail between Portland and New
Orleans, until Congress shall indicate its course as to the
appropriations for the Department.
'—The Snpreme Conrt, at Boston, Mass, re
fuse to release Bui nham, the ex-Liquor Agent, who is in
prison by order of the Honsc of Represcutativess for con
tempt of its process.
Francis J. Merriara, of Boston, who was
supposed to have beeu wounded with Brown at Harper's
Kerry, and to have afterwards died of his wounds, has
turned up in Canada.
—The Canadian Reform Convention, at
Toronto ha* adopted resolutions in favor of a dissolution
of the present union between the two Powers, and the
toruiation of a sort of federal Government instead.
—Rev. Daniel Kendig, of Middletown, has
been appointed a chaplain in the army. He will be station
ed in the new Te.ritory of Jefferson.
—Harry D. Sloan, of State Lick, Pa., has
been chosen Professor of Latin in Washington College,
Pa-, in place of Professor Achison, resigned.
—The State Normal School at Millersville,
I-ancaster county, is to be opened on the Ist and 2d of
—At the recent Agricultural Fair at Col
umbia South Carolina, two native Africans were exhibit
ed. They were awarded the prize of a silver goblet.
—ln Oswego, New York, on Friday night,
the Railroad House and a livery stable with seven horses
were destroyed by lire.
—A man named McDonald has been arrest
ed at Washington, on suspicion of being implicated in the
Harper's Ferry treason.
—The Sons of Malta paraded in strength
at Hasten on Friday night.
—The official majority of Mr. Latham, as
Governor of California, proves to be 29,000.
—The Democrats have a majority of 3 on
joint ballot in the Legislature of New Jersey.
—Charles l'argett, another victim of rowdy
violence on election day in Baltimore,died Saturday.
—Saturday's Utica Herald syas " it is ou error
tliutGerrit Smith attempted suicide. He isquite passive,
although entirely bereft of reason/'
—Gov. Seward isexpected toarrivcat New
York about the 25th insi., where arrangements arc BOW
making to receive him with demonstrations.
—Mr. Alfred Ilobinson, of Hartford, has
in his possession a Hebrew shekel, which is supposed to
be more than 3,000 years old. They are said to he worth
JIOO each.
—Thomas G. Rutherford lies been convict
at Pittsburg, for improper intimacy with the female con
victs of the Western House of Refuge, while Superinten
dent of that institution.
—The King of the Sandwich Islands, in a
fit of jealousy, shot and dangerously wounded his Private
Secretary, on Sept 13th. The affair caused great excit
ment. The King at one time, contemplated abdicating
his throne, but has reconsidered his intention.
—Jolui Gemberling of Selingsgrove, was
drowned in the river, near Wiikesharre, on Wednesday
last. He, we understand, fell from his boat. He was
about sixty years of age. and leaves a wife and a large
family of children to mourn his loss.
—A Brooklyn paper urges Horece Greely
for the next Presidency. It characterizes him as the man
for the people.
—The Republicans elected their Sheriff
and Treasurer—all they voted for—in Elk county. The
two catholic boxes gave only one Republican vote on the
State ticket.
—Sheldon A Co. of New York have sold
two hundred thousand copies of Spurgcon's Sermons, of
which a sixth volume has just appeared.
—Afellow named Cox broke out of Jail in
Bloomsburg, was pursued, and had to be pretty badly
bruised before he could be got back.
—Gov. Corwin, of Ohio, has authorized a
denial of tlie statement that he will not be a candidate for
the Speakership of tlie next House of Representatives,
and wishes it to be understood that his name will be pre
sented for the position.
The Herald announces the startling intelli
gence that the Opposition will expend ten million of doll
ars, between now and next fall, on the Presidential elec
tion. This piece of news will be apt to bring clouds of
Democratic locusts over to the Opposition camp.
—The Legislature of Georgia is at a dead
lock upon the United States Senator to succeed Iverson.
There will probably be no election until two years hence.
—The State Department gives notice that
the only passports that will admit American travelers
into Prussia are those issued by the general Government
at Washington. Such is the decision ol the Prussian
Au accident occurred to a stock traiu Thurs
day on the Indiana Central Railroad, near Cambridge. In
crossing a bridge thirteen cars were precipitated into the
water, killing the conductor, a brakeman and a drover,
and wounding several others.
—Tlie United States steamship Powhattan
reached Shanghai, 22d, on her return from the North—
all well. In about a fortnight she was expeeting to leave
for Japan.
—The. Post Office Department, at Washing
toil, ha.-authorized the statement that Mr. Dickey, late
Postmaster at Buffalo, was not removod on political
—From Nashville we learn that G. G.
Poindextor, editor of the Union, was shot and instantly
killed, in a street affray, by Alien A. Hall, editor of the
—Ad vices from Mobile state that the ship
Jamestown was completely wrecked in Mobile bay on
Tuesday last, and the ships Curling, City of Mobile,
Lafayette, aud other vessels damaged.
—A steam flour mill and a large quantity
of grain war- destroyed by fire, Thnrsday, at Mohawk vill
age, X. V. Loss soo,ooo.
—An arrival at New York brings later
advices from Buenos Ay res. Tbe news is not of much
Daniel R. Goodloe,editor of the National
F.ia, at Washington, is announced as a candidate for
Public Printer of the next Congress.
—Since tbe revelations of tbe Massachusetts
I.iquor Agency, brandy and water is called, in the bar
rooms, " extended brandy." We believe the official term
for watering or adulterating the State liquor was " ex
tending " it.
—Late English papers announce that the
death of the eldest bom has been the canse of a recon
ciliation l>etween the Hon. Mr. and Mrs. Norton, whose
misunderstandings are, unfortunately, no private matter.
—The Democratic State Convention of
Tenne-see will meet on the 18th of January next, to ap
point Delegates to the National Convention at Charles
—There is talk ~?n England of a World's
Industrial Exhibition for 1810 or* Prinec of Wake
to be President
OA. :
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izens of Pennsylvania, who are opposed to the
principles and measures of the present National Admin
istration, and to the Election of men to office who sustain
those principles and measures, are requested to meet in
their respective counties, and to elect delegates equal in
number to their representatives in the General Assembly
to a PEOPLE'S STATE CONVENTION to be held at
at 12 A. M., to indicate their choice for the next Presi
dency, nominate a candidate for Governor, form an Elec
toral ticket, appoint Senatorial, and to designate the
time and mode ot Electing Dictrict Delegates to the Na
tional Convention, and to transact such other business as
may be deemed necessary to ensure success at the Gen
eral Election. LEVI KLINE,
Chairman People's Executive Committee.
We publish the call of the chairman of the
State Executive Committee for a People's
State Cunventiouto be held at Harrisburg, on
the 22d of February next, in which an invita
tion is given to the " citizens of Pennsylvania
who are opposed to the principles and measures
of the present National Administration and to
the election of men to office who sustain those
principles and measures." The objects of the
Convention are defined to be " to indicate their
choice for the next Presidency, nominate a
candidate for Governor, form an Electoral
Ticket, appoint Senatorial, and to designate
the time and mode of electing District Dele- i
gates to the National Convention ; and to
transact such other business as may be deemed
necessary to ensure success at the General'
We do not desire to be hypercritical, but
this call is not such an one as we should like to
have seen. Wc do not exactly understand
how a great party can be organized and perma
nently sustained upon a basis of opposition to
a National Administration, however obnoxious
or unprincipled that Administration may be.
There appears to be a want of stability and
consistency, an absence of purpose, in such an
organization, for want of organization) which
is certainly not commendable. What " princi
ples and measures " of the National Adminis
tration are we battling agaiust ? Suppose the
Adfuinistration should suddenly change its
purposes and measures, (at least so far as pro
fessions go) what becomes of the groundwork
of the great party which has succeeded in
electing their State Ticket in this State for two
consecutive years ? Is the Opposition in
Pennsylvania actuated by no principle, intent
upon the advocacy and establishment of no
measures of public policy ? Are they to rely
for popular support solely upon the misdeeds
of a National Administration ? A party with
no higher aim cannot endure. It may succeed
while the acts of the Administration are fresh
in the minds of the people and offensive to
them—but its success must be uncertain and
We care not for names. Wc desire to see
the Opposition in Pennsylvania consolidated,
aud marshalled under a banner which shall
bear inscribed upon it the great principles
which are dear to the people of this Common
wealth and commend themselves to their con
fidence and support. Here in Bradford we
are Republicans, recognizing only the Repub
lican organization. We find ourselves acting
in concert with the great mass of the North
in the Republican National organization. The
principles of that organization do full justice
to all departments of Free Labor, and recog
nize the claims of the great sources of our
State wealth. We know, however, that a
portion of the Opposition in this State, have
hesitated about enrobing themselves in this
organization. Hence in some connties, wc
have the " People's" party. As to names,
we again declare our entire indifference. But
are we to be uuited in support of a candidate
for the Presidency ? Is the Opposition in this
State only intended for State purposes, and is
it to be sundered on questions of National
importance and candidates for the Presidency?
We shall very shortly have some indication
how the matter stands, which will determine
our judgment as to the propriety of recogniz
ing this call for a Convention. We see noth
ing in the way of a cordial and hearty union
of all the " Opposition" elemeutsin the State,
and if prudent aud reasonable counsels prevail,
all will he well.
That the State Convention should indicate
its choice for the Presidency we do not object
to, but the time and mode of electing District
Delegates can only properly be done in one
way : by allowing the people of each District
to choose their Delegates. We should judge,
from iutimations we have seen thrown out, that
an attempt will be made to elect the Delegates
by the Convention. Such a course would be
unwarranted, uncalled for and highly improper
We want no packed Conventions, nor market
able "delegations. Let the choice of the Con
vention have the full benefit of all the political
weight, the State is entitled to, but beyond
that, let the wishes of the people be paramount.
The steamer IVorth Star has been heard
from, haviag been detained six days on a reef
of ooe of the Keys
Congress meetß on Moudav, December stb.
The members of the house hare all been chos*
en, and that body will consist of 93 regnlar
Democrats, eight who call themselves nnti-
Lecomptou Democrats, 113 Republicans, and
23 South Americans. The Senate is composed
,of 36 Dcmoci uts, 24 Republicans, and 2
Americans. There are four vacancies.
The first matter of interest will be the or
ganization of the House. Neither of the
parties having u clear majority, the choice of
a Speaker must be effected by a combination.
The House consists of 237 members, of which
119 is a majority. The Republicans lack six
votes of this number. Unless the plurality
rule should be adopted, as in the memorable
contest which resulted in the election of BANKS
the Republicans will be unable to elect their
caucus nominee. If they stand firm, however,
they must eventually triumph.
The prominent candidates for the Republi
can nomination for Speaker are Hon. JOHN
SHERMAN of Ohio, and Hon. GALVSHA A.
GROW, of Pennsylvania. The former is in
every way unexceptionable, and his election
will be au honor to the party. Mr. GROW
was supported by the Republicans at the open
iug of the last session, for Speaker, when the
Democratic majority was decided and in all fair
ness and custom should now be entitled to the
nomination. His long experience iu the House,
his admitted qualifications and intimate ac
quaintance with the responsible and delicate
duties of the position, are so marked and un
derstood, that he will probably be selected as
the Republican nominee.
We notice in the Pennsylvanian of the 19th
inst., a paragraph, which, though put forth by
such bad authority, demands some notice. In
classifying the members, that paper puts down
all the Opposition members from Pennsylvania
except Mr. GROW and THADDEUS STEVENS, with
three New Jersey members, as belonging to
the " People's Party," iu contra distinction to
the Republicans, and proceeds to say :
" We are not, of course, prepared to say that the whole
eighteen as above classified will abstain from the caucus
of the Republican party, or refuse to uDite with them in
the choice of a Speaker, but we have the authority of at
least one of them, HOWARD J. MORRIS, of this city, to
that effect, and reasoning from the stand point of their
own platform, viz : that of the American party, and also
from the lact that the Republican party, strictlyi is un
known in this State, the organization being a mixture
called the People's party, in which Americanism largely
predominates, their natural affiliation would lie with the
Southern Opposition, or more properly, with the South
ern Americans."
We do not know by what authority the
Pcnnsylvanian speaks for the eighteen mem
hers thus named, nor why it is so positive
about the action of Mr. MORRIS, but we do
not believe that any member of the Opposition
party will refuse to unite with the great body
of that party in supporting Mr. GROW or any
other sound and reliabfe man for Speaker.—
The members elected from Pennsylvania 6tand
upon a common platform—they have uuited
in the support, of a candidates for State Offices
nominated by Conventions which adopted res
olutions satisfactory to the whole body of the
Opposition, and any refusal now to unite in the
organization of the House would be factious,
and productive of the most disastrous results.
Should the course thus marked out by the
Pennsylcanian, and foreshadowed by the Daily
News be adopted, what would be the in
evitable result ? The union of the Opposition
in Pennsylvania would be irremediably and
eternally broken—a Republican organization
would at once be effected—and the State would
be lost to those opposed to the policy and
measures of the National Administration. If
such men as GROW or SHERMAN cannot com
mand the votes of a united Opposition, then
farewell to all attempts at harmonious action
—because there most be n wide and irrecon
crleable difference in principle, which make all
such attempts worse than a mcckery.
tion at Washington has at last resolved upon
that decisive step which must determine the
fate of Mexico. At a Cabinet meeting held
on Saturday, it was resolved to move an army
of occupation across theKio Grande, and hav
ing taken possession of the northern States of
the Republic, to hold them until such guaran
tees as shall insure order along the frontiers
and the safety of the various transit routes
shall have been definitely obtained. The first
steps of thi3 startling measure have already
been taken. The Quartermaster has been
ordered to provide transports for a number of
companies, to be embarked at New-York ;
while another strong body of infantry, with
artillery, is to be sent down the Mississippi.
In the meantime much doubt involves the con
dition of affairs at Brownsville. The actiou
of Government is evidently founded upon an
assumption ol the truth of the information
transmitted to the War Department by Gen.
TWIGGS ; aad yet there arc grave reasons to
questiou the veracity of such reports, and for
believing that, though Brownsville may have
fallen iuto the hands of the banditti, that no
intelligence after the fact has yet reached us.—
The citizens of New-Orleans are preparing to
send succor to the beleaguered towu.
A later disptch says that on Monday morn
ing, the Cabinet, in extra session, countermand
ed all orders for troops to march on Mexico.
BSk- Mr. Marble, of Lynn, Mass., has been
blasting at Dungeon Rock for eight years,
hoping to obtain the treasures of Capt. Kidd.
Guided in his labors by clairvoyants and
spiritualists, he has, with the assistance of his
son, blasted a passageway, about eight feet in
height and breadth, nearly a hundred feet into
the solid rock. The last blast developed a
fissure, from which issued a current of foul air
that will extiuguish a flame held over it. Mr.
Marble believes he has less than 10 feet to go
to reach the loog-songbl rave
Our Administration neighbor has at length
blundered into the utterance of the flrtrlh. lu
the issue of Nov. 16, a correspondent defends
Mr. DOCGI.AS, which calls forth tire following
editorial comments. We publish tie Jferold't
opinion of the Presidential aspirants that we
may have it ready for reference in case DOUG
LAS should by any possibility be nominated
at Charleston. The following is the HeruleVf
opinion :
(IOMSKNTS. -We give place to the above, not because
we think that DOVOLAS, of Illinois, should be the para
mount man in our columns, but because we wish to com.
ment a little on the different men who might lie brought
forward to better advantage than DOVOLAS the little giant.
Now, DOVOLAS,as a family inan.isuudoubtedly a good
one ! But we have not much sympathy for him as a
public man. And why? Because in the farst place, he is
a cunning, shrewd politciau. He cares not for the p in
ciples that are the dearest to our glorious country ; nor
docs he care for a man who tells the truth in political and
domestic concerns ; for he will pervert the truth when
he thinks lie can make political capital out of it.
In his controversies with political men he-has thrown
away all principle, and adverted altogether to boisterous,
clamorous and offensive language, which plainly shows
that he cannot sustain tie truth, or respect principle at
any time or place.
Then, if this be the case, ia he a fit and safe man to
bring into the ranks and folds of the Presidential can
didacy ? Have we any right to think that be will change
and become a better, truer and sounder man by becoming
elected to the office to which he is so eagerly aspiring ?
As for Mr. LANK, he would not be considered a proper
candidate for the office.
Mr. BRECKINRIDGE, of course, is unexceptionable.
DANIEL S. DICKINSON—the man who, in 1856 stood so
modestly and manfully up and said that he did not want
the office of President; that be could not accept the
nomination—is the one to be preferred before the other.
He is a sounder man than DOVOLAS ever thought of being.
Being sound in everything,—whether in political or in
local economy,—he stands before the people as a hard
working man, ever ready to do his duty to the perfect
satisiaction of those who may intrust him. He is con
sidered a worthy man in whatever position he is placed.
The general and prevailing idea that Mr. DOVOLAS of
Illinois tries to carry out is. that " the Territories them
selves should have the right to legislate their own affairs
peculiar to their own wants."—A very good one. But
he rides this hobby to death; and yet the quotation is
sanctioned by the masses, independent of him. Bo this,
therefore, is no argument in favor of the integrity or re
sponsibility for the office to which he is hastening.
Let the people use judgmeut in this matter, and not
run into error and misrule by selecting such an impru
dent man for the highest office in the gift of the Nation.
B©=. The excitement in Virginia, thanks to
j the encouragement of rumor, is rapidly rais
ing to a most intemperate temperature. An
unfounded story, carried to Harper's Ferry by
a person whose classifications as an impostor
or a weakling,is still undetermined, led the Ex
ecutive of Virginia to believo that nu expedi
tion 500 strong, and armed to the teeth, had
passed the Ohio river near Wheeling, and were
by forced marches, hastening to the recovery
and release of JOHN' BROWN. Time was not
to bo lost. There was a large body of militia
afoot at Charlestown ; federal troops abounded
at Harper's Ferry • and the population ol
Jefferson County was under arras for the ex
press pnrpose of defeating any such audacious
attempt. But the necessity of larger prepar
ations was obvious. A body of 400 troops
had at once been thrown forward by rail
from Richmond, Gov. WISE acting in person
as conductor of the martial train : others
were ordered to advance from Petersburg,
while a smeller foree with two pieces of artil
lery, took the field byway of Washington.
Late dispatches describe Harpers Ferry as
alive with these heroes, eagerly expecting the
five hundred, and prepared to give them a
sanguinary welcome. Prom Wheeling, in- the
mean time, we bare assurances that no strch
invasion of the Old Dominion had been ef
fected ; and although rumors of the appear
ance of such a band in Clarke County, and of
an encounter with them there by the popalace,
ore reported, we may be justified in assuming
the entire story to be the practical joke of
some thoughtless person, wicked enough to
sport with tbe apprehensions of a terrified
people. Nor does thrs cruel and ill-timed
spirit of jest confine itself to such mischievous
efforts. The Richmond Eravxiner states that
Gov. WISE has been warned of a scheme for
kidnappiug prominent citizens of Virginia, or
members of their family, awl to keep them as
hostages for the pardon of BROWN and his
fellow prisoners. The Era-miner also cautions
the people of the State against flocking in
crowds to the scene of the execution, assign
ing as a reason that event will prob
ably be the time when tbe homesteads on the
border will be most exposed to peril. It is
reported from Alexandria that such was the
view of the immiueut danger of Virginia in
that place that many persons volunteered to
accompany the military who were dispatched
to Charlestown. At Norfolk, a clothier named
PAVXEXBERG has been indicted for sedition,
bis offence being that he had expressed the
sentiment that " JOHN BROWN was a good man
fighting in a good cause, and then he had done
nothing more than any honest man would do.**
The unfortunate gentleman is soon to be
brought to trial for ottering this treasonable
t&F" The Washington Constitution has a
vehement attack upon Hon. EDWARD BATES, as
" about the only Southern Abolitionist in ex
istence." Except bis approval of the Fugitive
Slave law, it sees no difference between his
position and that of GIDPINGS. It is quite
sure tbe body of the Republican Party will
never accept a man "so ineffably inferior to
CORWIN as Mr. BATES," and that, in the South,
" there is not a corporal's guard who dare to
sustain a man who holds in substance the
same opinions as Gov. SEWARD."
The New-Orleans Picayune, cautions the
Southern Press against the danger of copying
the inflammatory Abolition documents with
which the New York Herald has been filling
its columns since the Harper's Ferry affair.
It says that " Abolitiouism has succeeded, in
these few weeks, in penetrating into all parts
of the South with papers that never reached ns
before, and in quantities unheard of until they
were dispensed under snch patrouage."
EI.BCTIOW. —The official canvass
of the votes polled at the late election in New
York, elects the part of the Democratic ticket
adopted by the Americans by small majorities,
racg'pg 'rom 1000 lo 2T.0
The Bradford County Teachers' ,\-
ciation conve.wfi in'the Public School House in To* ,
borough, Fridlay morning, November 11, and was op.
cd with prayer by Rev. D. COOK.
VV'. T, DAVIIOS, the Secretary, and Miss CIIARI 3
MILLS were appointed a committee to arrange aj,
gramme of business.
The Secretary their presented the following resohitir
as the report of the business committee.
Resolved, That a frequent change ol teachers is it I
rious to the interests of a school.
Resolved, That a term of six consecutive moot., s
would do more to promote the advancement of pu|, . i 1
than two terms of three months each, alternately ,• |
vacations of the same length, and that we recounneti ;
this matter to the attention of school directors.
Resolved, That teachers cannot be expected to miaU', j
themselves thoroughly unless they can have a reasonai,'. a
expectation of getting steady employment.
Resolved, That tlie teacher's profession will not |
elevated to its true position, and that we cannot hs-k fi,. I
well qualified teachers, until teaching ceases to be a step- |
ping-stone to some other profession.
Resolved, That a graded school should'be cst'abß-lo; J
in a central location in each district, with a higher*],
partment, and accommodate the more advance pupils
Resolved. That the success- of the teacher dept-ml. J
much upon the cooiperatibn of parents, aud that 1
should strive to secure it.
W. T. DA VIES then moved the adoption of the fir-; J
resolution which was carried in the affirmative, after i
few remarks by the Secretary and Dr. BLISS.
G. D. Mo.STANY* moved the adoption of the following 1
resolution :
Resolved, That teachers should studiously avoid all in
flucnces tending to establish the doctrines of " Spiritual
isin and Phrenology.""
Discussed by G D. MONTANYt, F. D. IIOKBOW, and |
Hon. 0. H. P. KINNKT.
A motion was made and carried, that a committee of |
five be appointed to report a list of tor • |
Committee—VY. T. DAVIKS, Dr. C. T. Bi.rss.O.f
The following preamble and resolution was offered lv 5
the Secretary and unanimously adopted >
WHEREAS : This is the last annual meeting of t;.,
Bradford County Teachers' Association to be h<-ld !,. •
the prevent term of office of the County Superinteadec: i|
ex|)ires, therefore.
Resolved, That we express our satisfaction and apprt *
ciation of the faithful and efficient labors of Prof. ( y
COBCBN, during bis term of office.
Business of the evening was announced ; after wli
the Association adjourned to meet in the Court House a:
7 o'clock, P. 51.
EVENING Sesfiio.v.-Asso' iationconvened and was called
to order by the Presideut, who announced the Hon. DAVID
WILMOT as the lecturer for the evening.
The speaker dwelt upon the qualifications necessary
for a successful teacher—upon the true nature of eduiv
tion, intellectual and moral ; and particularly upon t!.e
duty of parents with reference to the teacher's profesM,,
He maintained that it was their duty to regard teacher,
as first in social position, and that their compensation
should be increased four fold ; maintaining that thereby
only can we hope to elevate the teacher's office to the
dignity of a learned profession, aud secure the services of
those who are fully competent to the work.
On motion of Prof. COBURN, the thanks of ffie Associa
tion were unanimously tendered to Judge WJI.MOT for h>
address, and a copy solicited tor publication.
The resolution on " Spiritualism and Phrenology," wi
called for, and on motion was laid over indefinitely.
The resolution relative to establishing graded schools,
was taken up and remarked up by Prof. COBVKS and L>r.
Association then adjourned till to-morrow morning a - ,
half-past eight.
SATURDAY MORNING, NOT. 12 —Association met.ani
in the absence of the President, Hon. O. H. P. KINNEY
was elected chairman, pro tem.
The second' resofntion was taken up and discussed by
The resolution was then adopted.
Committee on DORM notion OF officers, then reported the
following list of candidate* :
President —E. GHYEB, of Burlington.
Secretary and Treasurer. — R. BEAUSLEE, of Warres-.
Vke Presidents. —NATHAN .Torso, JT., of Warrin.L-
D. TAYLOR, of Graville, J. H. CAI MXS, Columbia.
Cor. Secretary. —C. R. COBCKN, Towanda.
Association proceeeded to liallut for officers,which re"Tt
ed in the unanimous election of all the officers nominal-1
by the committee.
A vote of thank* was fendered to fhe President and
Recording Secretary, for their services during the past
The following appointments were made for fhe neat
meeting r
Lecturer —O". J. CurBBfCK and C. P. Bo DOS.
Essay it t —Miss la/./k VOSE.
Business Committee. —Rev. D. COOK, H. KEEKER, and
The roll was called, and funds received fo fhe amount
of three dolfam.
The third resolution was remarked upon l">y TV. T.
DAVIES and Prof. COBURN, and afterward- adopted.
The fouilh resolution was omitted, as being embodied
hi the proceeding, and the fifth and sixth were laid over
till next meeting.
A resolution laid over at last meeting, proposing to ex
elude from school children under seven years of age, wa
taWn up and discussed by the Secretary, Prof. W. H
PEAS. Hon. O. H. P. KINNEY, Rev. J. Fosvsa. Dr. €. M
TURNER , and Prof. COBUKN.
The following substitute was then offered and adopted:
Resolved, That as a general rule we recommend to
parent,* not to send then- children to school under sevm
years of age.
Association then adjourned fo sreet in Tuscarora, en
Friday and Saturday the 10th and 11th of February next.
OLIVER S. PEAK. Pee. Sec y.
NEW TIME TABI.SC.—A new time table went
into effect on the New York and Erie Railmnd last Mon
day, which regulates the running of trains as follows :
Night Express 350 A. MJN. Y. Ex 11 37 . v.
•Way, 10 33 A. M.l Night Ex. 1 23 A. M
Fast Freight, 11 2< A. M.[Accomodafn, 73s A M
•Way Freight 920 A. SI. Stock Express. 455 A. SI.
♦Dunkirk Ex. 538 p. M.i Fast Freight, 11 05 A. m.
•Accomodation, 8 31 r, M !*Way, 632 r. si
HEx. Freight, 658 r. M. |Hog, 12 2* r ' M .
. _ I ♦Way Freight, 4 32 r. m.
• Except Sundays.
31 Except Mondays.
The Accomodation "trains remain over night at Elmir.s.
The way trains run between Ringhamton and F.lmira.
The way Freight trains remain o\er night at Owego. The
Night Express both ways, the Stock Express, Express
r reight and Fast Freight Trains run every day.
Hildreth A Co., in Wellsburgh, was broken into on Mon
day night last, says the Waverly Advocate, and good
taken to the amount of two or three hundred dollars.—
No clue has been obtained of the thieves.
t)&~ Wo acknowledge the receipt of a fiie
of the "Opening Telegram," a neatly appearing daily
paper published at St. Francisco, and edited by E. A.
ROCKWELL, formerly " devil " in the Reporter office.—
The Telegram shows evidence of editorial ability.
LIME Kir.x. —The Barclay Railroad and
Coal Company have erected near their their basin, in the
lower part of this borough, one of LEVI AVERILL'S cele
brated patent Lime Kilns, which has been leased by Mr.
AVEKILL and is now in operation. This kiln, which is
an invention of Mr. AVERILL, is noted for the superior
manner in which the lime-stune is burned, the tire being
in grates beneath the stone, and consequently no refuse
substances become mixed with the lime to injure it
quality. This kiln erected here is an experiment, in some
respects, and succeeds admirably. It is the first time
that coal has been used for fuel in such a kiln. It works
to the entire satisfaction of the builder, burning the fine
tool from the Barclay mines. The lime stone is brought
from the quarries in the State of New York by boats re
turning from delivering Barclay Ceal. Such an improve
ment lias long been needed here, and it is now establish
ed under circumstaeces the most favorable for the pro*
prietor and the public.
8b?-See advertisement of " Tioga Point
Agr" Itural 'in :oluma.