Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, January 19, 1860, Image 2

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    Terrible Disaster.
A catastrophe, probably exceeding anything
ot the sort which ever before happened in this
country, occurred at Lawrence, Mass., on
Tuesday afternoon. The Pemberton Cotton
Factory, a brick building five stories high,and
covering about two acres of ground, fell in
with a sudden crash, burying in its ruins most
of the operatives, over 800 in number. Of
these, it is estimated, that uo fewer than *2OO
have lost their lives, by the fall or fire ; while
multitudes of others have been more or less se
verely injured. The disaster occurred a quarter
before five o'clock, and without the slightest
warning. The eastern wall appears to have
given way first; but in a few seconds four fifths
of the factory had tumbled down, the walls
falling Inwards, and burying hands, machinery
and stock in indisci iraiuate ruin. In a short
time two thousand of the citizens had collected
to render assistance, and every effort was made
to rescue the wretched sufferers. Bonfires
were lighted aud houses converted into hospitals.
About half past nine o'clock a fire broke out
and by midnight it had involved the whole
wreck in a mass of flames, in which many per
ished. The fireman were unable to extinguish
the conflagration, although assisted by another
body which arrived from Lowell. Mr. PAL
MER, seeing no prospect of relief, cut his throat
he was, however, taken out alive, but died in a
few minutes afterward. The Washington
Mills, close by, came very near being destroy
ed by the fire.
The building fell—the diffc-reut parts almost
simultaneously—at five minutes before 5 o'-
clock. A portion of the operatives had left
but it is probable that about six hundred (the
minimum calculation were in the building at
the time.
The report that an explosion of the boiler
caused the fall is incorrect. The boiler was
not located in the main building, and it fell,as
nearly as I can learn, from mere weakness of
the walls and their inability to support the
structure itself and the weight and constant
jar of tiie machinery within it, and not fro in
any sudden shock or pressure brought upon it.
The building seemed to crumble first near
the east cud, aud fell towards the east, being
pressed iu that direction by the workshops,
chimney, Ac., on the west_ side. The L re
mained standiug for an hour or two, and a
portion of it is still up. Li an instant the main
building was lying a heap of fragments, and
the screams ar.d groans of the wounded could
be heard issuing from the ruins.
The news of the disaster went like an elec
tric shock over the city, and people commenc
ed running to the spot. The Washington
Mills, near by, were entirely deserted, and
others ia the city poured forth iu excited
throngs. Those on the street rushed to the
place, stores were deserted, houses left unpro
tccted, and almost the whole population gatli
tred around the spot.
Those who could work plied hands and tools
briskly, all with heavy hearts, and spirits sad
dened by the fraufic cries of some for help,the
groans of the dying, and the disfigured corpses
of those who had been killed.
As the bodies of the wounded, dead, and
dying were taken out, those which were recog
nized were delivered to their friends, and such
as were not recognized were taken to ihe City
Hull. In this way as many as could find room
upon the pile labored unremittingly for hours.
John Porter, L-q , the City Marshal, and all
the officers of the police, worked nobly, and
were successful in saving many bodies.
About 8 o'clock, a fire broke out trim the
engine room at the end of the building,
and soon spread over the whole ruin The
scene now was heart-sickening, according to
every description. Conscious of the torturing
death which awaited the unfortunates whose
suff rings had not been ended by death, the
bystanders were unable to affjrd tlicm any
A few more bodies were got out, but only a
few, after the fiuin< s had begun to rage. The
groans of the sufferers caused indescribable ]
anguish in the hearts of all around, and to them
were added the frantic appeals of some who
knew they were gazing on the funeral pile ol
relatives, and friends, to whom no succor was
An alarm was sounded, I lie firemen prompt
ly manned the machines, aud made every effort
to extinguish the flames. But the copious
streams of water dashing over the hissing ruins
could only prolong the miseries of those beneath
Though confined within solid brick walls assis
tance had nearly reached them when the fire
broke out.
In one case one of those persons wort-helped
to a glass of water by parties w ho were endeav
oring to extricate them. She said that near
her, separated only by single beams, were ix
men uninjured. Alas, they were nH consum
ed in the flames, which spread with great rap
idity. How many were thus burned, there is
110 data for estimating. A person who was
at the fire from its beginning became cognizant
of three parties of individuals—from four to
six in number—who thus perished.
Ihe vicinity of the iniils looks very much
like a vast charnel house, as litters, having on
them corpses, are constantly passing through
the streets in that quarter.
'I iie latest list of the killed and wounded is
as follows :
Dead 39
Missing 107
Total dead 20G
badly wounded 103
Slightly wounded I J3
Total killed and wounded 511
The subscriptions in aid of the sufferers
amount to over $lo,0l)0.
J.-vwitcxcE, Mass., Saturday, Jan. It, IS6O.
The shrouded in the melancholy of
settled grief. The process of exhuming the
remaius from the ruins is going on slowly fyit
systematically. All the bodies now recovered
arc frightfully burned—some of them having
the head and limbs completely consumed,while
the trunk has been preserved from the flames
under the pressure of some heavy mass. Of
the seven bodies taken out to-day, three have
been recognized ; those of Mary Barti.ftt,
aged 26, Cathabi.vl Sweeney, aged 22, and
Mrs. Betsey Dcxn. Of the five bodies now
at the City Hall, three will probably be re
cognized by the scraps of clothing.
It is impossible as yet to present an accur
ate list of the fate of those who were in the
doomed mill. 2so less than two canvasses
have been made by the City officials, and the
IVmbcrtoa Company have been receiving re
ports from the survivors for two days, without
having completed a correct list. It will, of
course, l>e impossible to anticipate these sour
ces, they being as yet unable to accouut for
the known number of operatives.
The cause of this delay is partly on account
of the flight of many of the hands from town,
as I have heard several cases where the fugi
tives have applied for labor at distant points.
There are doubtless many who reside at a dis
tance, and have hurried home to relieve the
apprehension of their friends. 1 have there
fore every reason to believe that the estimate
of two hundred as the number of dead and
missing, which appears in one of the papers
here to-day, is over rated. It is my opinion
that the Mayor's estimate of 155 will prove to
be the most correct.
A Shocking and Unnatural Crime—A Child
Burned by its Mother!
The Chenango American , published at Ge
neva, N. Y., gives the particulars of a shock
ing and unnatural crime that was committed
about two miles south of that village, on Fri
day, the 6th inst. The facta were elected upon
an investigation had before Justice Reynolds,
of Geneva, 011 Tuesday last It seems that
Julia Auu Cady, a married woman, is the
mother of a bastard child, born before her mar
riage with Cady. She i* a woman of very un
prepossessing appearance, and is a low, de
graded being. She has repeatedly threatened
the life of the child, a girl about four • years
old. About noon on Friday, 6th inst., the
mother and child were alone in the house ; the
mother tock a pail and went to the neighbors,
ostensibly to procure a pail of water. While
there her house was discovered to lie 011 fire
Upon the neighbors assembling, the fire was
found to proceed from the bed, and was speed- j
| i!y extinguished. The child was found out
doors, bad'y burned, especially about the arms
and head. The mother accounted for the fact
by saying that some of the neighbors must have
put her on the bed and set the bed on fire.—
Tills unreasonable statement, added to the faet
that the child's burns did not correspond with \
having been burned in the bed,aud that it had f
: oh a sack gown which covered a portion of the '
\ burns, and which gowu was not burned at all i
excited suspicion that the woman hi rself was |
the cause of the burning ; whereupon her cr
rest was caused 011 a charge of assault with
. intent to kill. From the child's own state-
I meet and irom tlie evidence adduced and cir
: cumstaftces developed, it appears that the fiend
ish woman stripped the child of its clothing,
; and put it head foremost into the store, holding
it there until she supposed it dead, then put
' ting on it the sack gown, she placed it iu the
| bed and set the bed 011 fire, and went to the
neighbors. The child, however, recovered itself
so far as to escape from the bed and out of
doors, where it was found. The child is serious
ly and perhaps fatally lmrned, its face being
complete blister. Mrs. Cady has been committ
ed to jail to await the action of the Grand
fir-ST" The Freeman's Journal, (Catholic and
Democratic) publishes at length the correspon
dence between Grow and Branch, -and thus
handsomely compliments the Pennsylvania
Representative :
" Wc depart from our rule now to express
our entire commendation of the course taken
by Mr. Galusha A. Grow in regard to Mr. L.
O'B. Branch. These gentlemen are known to
their respective friends to be men of determin
ed physical courage, but Mr. Grow has shown
that he is equally possessed of the higher qual
ity of moral courage. lli s plea is not by any
means that he is a Ron combatant. Ilis answer
implies that he is a thorough fighting man—
but he declines violating at once the laws of
the Christian religion, and the laws of his
country, by accepting the barbarous and un
reasonable appeal to a deliberate trial of skill
at murder. Mr. Grow is a political opponent,
but we must say that, in this matter, he has
entitled himself to the respect of civilized
We are pleased to see that Mr. Grow's
course is, as it should be, generally commend
ed. The Carbondale Advance bars the follow
ing on the same subject ;
We think our readers will agree with us
that Mr. Grow's course in the matter is well
worthy of commendation. We like the firmness
and d'gnitv he manifested on the floor of the
House, and in his reply to the not received
from Mr. Branch. We do not sec that he had
aught to retract, aught to make him amenable
to the duelling code—and had he even, we
consider it a code of which the breach is more
honorable than the observance.
A Donation- Party —and its Respites—
Hi. even Persons Poisoned.— A party of some
one hundred and fifty persons assembled at the
house of Rev. Mr Washburno, a Baptist cler
gyman at Castle Creek, last (Wednesday)
evening on a Donation visit, to Mr. Wash
burne. After eating supper fourteen of the
party started on a sleigh ride to Bingharaton,
and "put np" at Way's Hotel. Before ar
riving in Binghamton several of the party be
came sick, and soon after their arrival at
Way's eleven of the fourteen were very sick,
and sent for Doctor Wheaton's. It appears
evident that they had taken poison of some
kind. Antidotes were administered, lint five
of the number were in a dangerous condition
during the night. This morning a portion of
the party had so far recovered as to return
home. It is supposed that as the eleven sick
ones had eaten some cheese at the donation
supper, while the other three, who were not
sick, did not eat of the cheese, that the article,
whatever it may have been, used for coloring
the cheese, must have been poisonous. This,
however, is at present, conjecture, and we
must wait for further investigations before the
case can be determined with certainty.
Distressing.--A house near Montgomery's
station in Clinton township, this county, be
longing to .John Kinsey, Esq , and occupied by
John Murphy, was destroyed by fire on Wed
nesday afternoon last, and two children of the
latter perished in the flames. It appears that
in the abseuce of Mr. Murphy, Mrs. Murphy
left her three children alone in the house while
she went to her mother's, a short distance off,
and it is supposed the eldest, a boy of four
years, set fire to the window curtain with a
match, and then made his escape from the
house—the two younger ones perished.— JMuncy
A LITTLE 13OY DROWNED. —We learn from
the Elmira Press, that Walter Marsh, aged
11 years, only son of Washington Marsh, of
Elmira, was drowned on Monday last. Wal
ter and other boys were playing at " hide and
seek " upon the treacherous ice under the Lake
st, Bridge, when, in an ill fated moment he
unwittingly stepped upon a weak spot in the
ice and fell through. The current drew him
under the ice. 114s body was soon after re
covered, but t-o late to save his life.
sral)forl> Heportfr.
Thursday Morning, January 19,1860.
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Republican Mass Convention.
THE Republican County Committee having met, pur
suant to a call of the Chairman, at Towanda, Jauuary 7,
1860, adopted tlie following resolution :
Resolved, That the Republicans of Bradford County
Vie requested to meet in Miss Convention at the Court-
House, in Towanda, on
for the pnr|M>.e of electing two Representative Delegates
to attend the State Convention to he held at. Harristmrg
on the 32d of February next, to provide for the election
of a Senatorial Delegate to said Convention, and also to
take such steps as may be necessary for the election of
two Delegates from this Congressional District to the
Chicago National Convention, in June next, and for the
transaction of such other business as may be necessary.
County Committee.
|£G= The office of the REPORTER has
been removed to the wooden building two
doors west of the former location.
We call the attention of our Republican
friends throughout the County, to the announc
inent of the County Committee for a mass
Convention to be held at this place on Mon
day evening, February Oth. thought
advisable, after consnltation, to have a Mass
Convention rather than call delegate elections,
which at this season of the year, universally
result in half the election districts not being
Believing th'at the right to choose Delegates
to the National Convention is inherent in the
voters, the Committee have announced that
as a part of the business of this meeting. It
is desirable that as large an attendance of the
Republicans, as is possible, should be had, as
the business to be transacted, is of great im
porta nee.
©ai?" We are indebted to Gov. PACKER for
the State Sentinal, containing a batch of veto
Messages. We arc glad to see such a fearless
and wise use made of this invaluable prerog
ative, and we notice that the vetoes of Gov.
PACKER are generally unanimously sustained
by the Legislature. We notice among these
a veto of the act passed last winter relating
to the claim of Thomas Morlev for damages
sustained by the construction of the North
Branch Canal. The Governor's objection to
this bill, arc first, that it is incongruous ; ami
second, that it is unnecessary.
The first section directs the payment of
SIOOO damages ; and then directs certain of
fices to ascertain the damages which are to be
collected from the North Branch Canal Com
pany. Such an act he deems unnecessary, in
asmuch as the last Legislature passed an act
for the assessment and recovery of damages
upon the North Branch, embracing this case
as well as ottiers of similar character.
CONGRESS..- —The details of proceedings in
Congress vary but little from our previous re
ports. Sherman lacking three votes of an
election, and the opposite eltmeuts as discor
dant as usual.
In the Senate, some little interest was ex
cited by Messrs. GREEN, DAVIS, CLAY and
others falling foul of Mr. DOLGI.AS, in a man
ner which indicated anything but fraternal re
gard- r
TION, which met at Indianapolis, on Thursday
and Friday, adopted resolutions reaffirming
the principles of the Kansas Nebraska Act of
1854, approving of the general conduct of Mr.
BUCHANAN'S Administration, and reprobating
the existing agitation of the Slavery question
The delegates to Charleston are instructed to
sustain Mr. Douglas.
MR. GROW'S conduct in his affair with
Mr. Branch is attracting favorable attention
and winning commendation from political op
ponents, even. The Freeman's Journal, a
Locofoco paper, says that, " while the physical
courage of both parties is well known, Mr.
Grow has evinced the higher quality of moial
courage, and has. in refusing to recognize the
code, entitled himself to the respect of civiliz
ed men."
THE NOMINATION of Francis J. Grund as
Consul to Havre, was rejected in the Senate
on Tuesday. The Senate certainly deserves
some credit for rejecting Grund—the most un
scrupulously servile of place hunters and in
j&a?- Seven fugitives from Slavery—one di
rect from Harper's Ferry—pas*ed through
Syracuse by the Underground Railroad last
week, en route for Canada. They reported
that seven others would come over the same
route thi3 week. Experienced slaves breeders
would value this amount of live stock at about
$12,000 to $15,000.
IliiißisDeKC, Jan. 13, 18C0. j
MR. fi. 0. GOODRICH— Dear Sir: —Tlie two
branches of the Pennsylvania Legislature are
now folly at work. The organization was at
tended with an unusual amount of outside an
uoyance. Boring for positions about the Leg
islature has been reduced to a science, unci
woe to the member who comes here undecided
and hesitating what course to pursue. 1
professional borers find him out " nary button
will be left on Jabc's coat" in twenty four
hcurs. Some meu will leave a profitable
business—which perhaps requires their person
al atteution, to light very uncertain battles for
some dog whippers position in the vacant cor
ners in the Capitol, " any thing at all will do,"
thes say,even to tendingthe water closet in the
basement, others, so poor that they borrow
mooey to get here, sustain a defeat and then
borrow money to get homo again. Such is
the patriotic desire of people to serve their
As your readers are probably already ryvare
that Mr. Lawrence of Dauphin was elected
Speaker of the House, and Mr. Francis of
Lawrence county Speaker of the Senate, E.
11. Ranch of the C irbon Democrat is Clerk
of the House and Russell Errett of the old
Pittsburg Gazette Clerk of the Senate. You
see that the Fraternalie Fdilurial is fully ap
preciated by an appreciating Legislature It
is further complimentary to the craft, as that
position above all other requires honesty and
strict integrity. Their doings are not fully
public. Their itemized accounts Rpread out
upon the records might astound some people
who are not in the habit of seeing S7O, ex
pended io three months for the breakage ot
tumblers among a small squad of orderly men.
But extravagance by the Clerks this year can
not be premised.
There is a greater uniformity of talent in
! the House this year than last, that is, there
, are fewer Lions and fewer jack asses. The
i Democrats are emphatically without a head,
ior if tliey have a head their ears hide it. Dr.
Hill of Montgomery is the most talented and
judicious, and Mr. Jackson of Sullivau the
most noisy on that side.
The Standing Committee of the II DISC have
been revised by a special committee for that
purpose, much to the facility of business. It
met opposition in the II >u->e on the account
of abolishing the Committee on divorce and
dividing the R. R. Committee.
Business has commenced rather tamely, yet
a storm of bills may come when least looked
for. The city Passenger Rail Way mania has
somewhat subsided—yet a small sprinkling of
bills are in preparation. Local corporations
for variou® purposes afford the great bulk of
Legislation. It may seem almost incredible
to many that seven or eight hun Ired acta of
incorporation could be asked for in a single
session, yet it must be remembered that Peon
sylrania with her three millions of people and
almost every variety of interest and business
known to the world is quite an E npiro. It it
the opinion of many of our best and most in
telligent Legislatives that the great lack of
Legislation might be saved by a few general
acts under which these various wants may be
The Revised Penal Cole with an elaborate
explanation of its several provisions has been
laid on the member's desks. A commission
was appointed sotne three years since for this
purpose, but bow will they have executed the
work remains to be seen. The necessity for
the work is very great, and even if poorly done
something will have been accomplished.
Resolutions relative to the disorganization
of Congress have been introduced into both
branches of the Legislature. They are a lit
tle high falutin, but will probably cosnc out
s >u*;d coin. They have undergone an exa.min
ation in the Senate, Mr. Welsh of York
leading off with a very fair speech against
them—replied to by Mr. Penny of Alleghany
and Finney of Erie. It was not my good
fortune to hear the debate but understand it
was in keepiug with the dignity of the Seuate
and decidedly one-sided.
Two contested election cases are on hand
from that pink of political purity —Philadel-
The contest for State Treasurer has been
violent in the extreme—the Philadelphia dele
gation has been here laboring very hard for
Henry D. Moore who is a very competent and
gentlemanly man, but finding themselves in the
minority very gracefully withdrew the contest
and moved and carried Mr. Slifer's nomination
unanimously. Yours,
IN PROSPECT. —The Houmas Land Grant spec
ulation, which our readers may have seen men
tioned in the Congressional proceedings, is, if
the truth is told of it, one of the most bare
faced swindles on record. Twenty years ago
Senator Slidcll and others bought up the
Houmas Grant, as it was called, some 1)0,000
acres, embracing some of the nicest sugar lands
in Louisianna. Failing to pay for it, Senator
Bibb, under Tyler, gave Slidell a patent for
it, but Congress afterward directed the Attor
ney General to contest the patent, which he
did successfully. Here the matter rested until
last Congress, when Senator Benjamin, of
chairman of committee on private land claims,
secretly engrafted upon a genuine Missouri
land claim an amendment coufirining the Hou
mas patent, aud the bill was hurried through
both Houses, receiving even the vote of Miles
Taylor the representative of the very people
living on these lands, and who would be swind
led by the confirmation of the patent. It will
be brought before the present Congress, if it
ever gets organized, and its iniquity exposed.
iC-lter. GF. NOM.K will ptAch at the
C<>rt House, ia this place, <m Sunday Evening. January
29th. Beriuon lo commence at half past six
have received from the publishers, DAVI S A Co., Pitts
burg, a copy of this very taluable publication. The
Pcuusylvaui* Almanac ia truly* tanaayivauia work*
giving the History of the State, Post Office Directory of
the Shite, full account of Masonic and Odd Fellow*
Lodges, Rail Roads, State and County Officers, Courts,
time of meeting, President Judges, Ac., Foreign and
Domestic Postage, and a vatlety of other valuable infor
mation. .Sold by O. D. BAK-B.KTT, Towanda.
are indebted to the Pennsylvania Almanac for the follow
ing list of Post Offices and names of Post Masters in this
Allai; H. I.ockwood.
Asvlum, J. M. Hurt-on.
Athens, C. H. Herrick.
Bentley Creek, B. F. Buck.
Browntown, S. Howard.
Burlington, A. M'lyean.
Camptown, Ujfnw Avery.
Canton, James Metier.
Columbia X Roads
Durell, Sim. Decker.
F.a<t Smith field, C. B. Rtggt Springhill, Mose Vuimby.
East Troy, J. O. Ward.
Edsallvllle, J. M. Edsall.
Elwell, W. A. Grilfi*.
Frauklind-ile, Wm. Blake.
French's Mills, Wm. It. Wilson.
Frenchtown, Charles Stephens.
Granville. A.J.Drake.
Granville Summit, J. J. Wade.
Huvensville, James Morgan.
Perrick, - J. Durand.
Hem ickville, I-8. Clark.
Highland. Emanuel Guyer.
Hornbrook, John Horton.
laiddsburg, P. Sterigere.
Leonard Hollow, Enos Hubbard. _
la-Raysville, Amos S. Baldwin.
Lclloy, D. D. Parkhurst.
Liberty Corners, Joseph Bull.
Lime Hill, J. F. Chamberlain.
Litchfield, J. laiyton.
Macedonia, Win. Coolbaugh.
Merryall, J. H. Black.
Milan, Guy Tracy.
Monroeton, O. P. Lyon.
Myersburg, J. D. Allen.
Xarknnka, Wm Narkonks.
New Albany, Benjamin Wilcox.
New Era, Johs Hufiinan.
North Orwell, Samuel Cass.
North Rome, James B. Demoney.
North Smithfleld, W. 8. Pierce.
North Towanda, Stephen A. Mills.
Old Hickory, J H. Cole.
Orcutt Creek, A. Beidelman.
Orwell, C. Frisbie.
Overton, J. Hottenstine.
Pike, N. P. Bosworth.
Potterville, E. J. Eastabrooks.
Ridgebury, A. H. Voorhis.
R >me, J. W. Woodburn.
Uanimerfield Creek, John Espy.
81ieshequiu, A If. Gore.
S mth Creek, Ebin Dunning.
South Hill, J. Buttles.
South Warren, J. A. Ide.
Springfield, William Cory.
Spring Hill, A. Montgomery.
Standing Stone, George Stevens.
Steveusviße, Nelson Ross.
Sugar Run, E. Ilorton.
Nvlvunia, G. P. Menro.
Tioga Valley, T. B. Merrill.
Towanda, George A. Chase.
Troy, J. A. P. Btllard.
Ulster, H. S. Davidson.
Warren Centre, H. B. Brown.
Warrenham, Alexander Dewing.
West Burlington, Fred. Johnson.
West Fraukl n, Thomas D. Smiley.
West Warren, Electa Tyrrel.
West Windham, J S. Madden.
Windham, Wm. H. Russell.
Wyalasing, T. limes.
Wysox, L. E. Whitney.
OqT" Mr OSTRAN'DKK, Agent for Mitchell's
New Map of the United States, is, as we are informed,
canvassing this county to get subscribers, or rather to
get the dire tors of the several seh nil boards In this
county, to purchase one map each for the schools of their
respective districts. We have seen the map and believe
it to be correct, and to contain as much, or more geo
graphical information than any other map of the same
territory now before the community. We hope that in
townships where it is practical the directors will secure
one for each of their schools. With so large a picture
of our country as this is. continually before scholars, it
would seem that even the sm ill children must learn at
least the comparative size and locality, together with the
shape of the States.
We said, it is a United States' Map, and so it is, but it
also contains the Canadas, Mexico, pirt of the West In
dies, and, on sin ill scales, the mips of the world, in dif
ferent forms. There is also very much statistical infor
mation to be found upon it. such an article of furniture
would in our opinion be much more useful than many
articles that are to be found in in in y private dwellings
in the eountv.
Monday even in 7th, the Masmic Fraternity of Friend
ship Lodge, Xo. 1.53, met at the Ahwaga House, Owego,
it; enjoy with their wives and friends a social supper, but
especially to present to the Hon. STEPHEN B. LEONARD,
who has held the honorable olTice of Master of that Lodge
for the past eight years, a service of plate, as a mark of
their respect and esteem for his long and faithful services.
Over one hundred ladies and gentlemen sat down to the
supper, which the Owego papers say was got up in Mr.
and Mrs. WILE van's neatest and best style. Kcv. J . J.
FIERCE, Presiding Elder of the Owego District, made the
presentation speech ; to which Mr. LEONARD responded
in a few feeliug remarks. Speeches were also made by
11. A. RKKDE, editor of the Gxzette, W. SMVTH, editor of
the Times, Col. X. W. DAVIS, Hon. T. 1. Gil ATriKi.D, J.
BROOKS. The whole affair passed off very pleasantly
The presentation consisted of an ice pitcher, a tea set
including a coffee, a tea and a water pot, sugar bowl, a
cream cup and slop dish.
YAT.F.NTIN-K.S.—COWI.ES, at the Bakery, has
received a large assortment of Valentines, against the
" good time coming." His assortment comprises the
Humorous, the pathetic, the sentimental, &c., so as to
give expression to the feelings and desires of ail wishing
to make St. Valentine the medium of their propositions.
THEODORE LEONARD, of Springfield, an old
and respected citizen, died on Sunday morning, Jan. Bth,
aged So years. Mr. L. was originally from Massachusetts
and at an early day one of the Commissioners of the
Co-:nty. He was one of the early pioneers of this region
of whom few now remain.
5*2?-The extensive Nail Factory owned and
conducted by Messrs. Fisher, Morgan & Co.,
of Philadelphia, at Duncannou, 15 miles above
llarrisbnrg, was destroyed by fire on Monday
night. The main buildings, containing sixty
machines, is a total wreck, and 300 persons
are thrown ont of employment. The loss is
about $25,000, aud is fully covered by insur
ance in Philadelphia. The water wheels, dam
and the Pennsylvania R. R. Buildings are all
Andrew Tarr, a colored man, died re
cently near Paxinos, in Shamokin township,
at the advanced nge of 110 years. If his age
is correctly stated, he was undoubtedly the
oldest man in Northumberland county.
Neumann,of the Catholic church
fell dead on a street in Philad., 6th iost,, of a
heart disease. - *
v w&jmxwih
At J. O. Wards, in East Troy, January 15th. by Am,
, Graeno, W, Mr. WM. S. WRIGHT and Miss Eklu 1
I LAIiK, Burlington. *"•' |
'At tht bouse ft Mr.'Henry Seymour, In URarsviHe \
uar* lltb, h* Rev. J. G. Sabin, Mr. 8. A. WREATiiv I
The First Room, Second Floor,
TS the plitw where Getttloroni's and Ladi*
Boots and Shoes are made to order and warranted .
the following prices— French Sowed Boots $5; F rrn , #
Fine Pegged Boots $4 ; Best Kip Boots with three m \
soles S3.AO ; Coarse Boots 2,75 ; Ladies Sewed Kid BWA,
with heels 11,50: French Calf 11,50, the same
tl .25 : Slippers Bottomed for 75 cents. Repairing
cheaper fhaii afwtt* nftipf [ft#e>"W"toWn.
Mir Ajl work wnrraat'ik ,/ '
Towamla.'Jart. f,T*6t>. ' 4 TIWM AS ROSS,
/1 rY 11. WATKINS AWORN I a V A 7
Office opposite Laporte, Mason A Cot.
#-Collectioiia rnaide anil rtSnittfed with
Tewanda, January 2, 1 -'*o.
And Wholesale Dealers in
H A. li L> AV A. It E ,
No. 220, Pearl street, between Maiden Lane and John it,
XE W YORK. ___
Clothing at Cost!
To those who have not yet supplied themselves with
A Rare Opportunity is now offered.
*WI shall clone out the entire balance of my Wint
Stock at COST, saviug fully 25 per cent, to the purchaser.
CIAUTION. —Where#*, my wife ELIZA
-1 BETH has left my bed and board without anv jmt
cause or provocation, this is hereby to caution all per
sons from harboring or trusting her on my account, a, 1
shall pay no debts of her contracting.
Terry. Dec. 19, 1859. GEO. JOHNSON.
"VfOTICE —The Annnal Meeting of the
X v Stockholders of the North Branch Canal Compuny
will 1* held at the office of the Company in Athens. Pa
on Tuesday, the 24th day of January I*6o, at which ai,
election will le held for President and five Manager, of
the Company, for the en-mine year.
By order of the Board.
1). MITCHELL, Jr., Secretary.
Canal Office, Athens. I)e-\ 13. 1*59.
Great Bargains in Clothing!
BEING de-drious of closing out my stock of Winter
Clothing, Overcoats, Ac., I offer the same at price,
A first rate opportunity is offered to those desirous of
procuring a Cheap Overcoat.
Towanla.,Jan. tl, I*6o. J- M. COLLINS.
r rMIE subscriber having withdrawn from the Argus
1 building would respectfully inform the public that
he has removed his Plain and Fancy Bindery to toe N'-irth
Room ol the Wa:d House, formerly occupied by the Pint
Office, where he is now prepared to hind all kinds of
Books in the most approved and workmanlike manner -
Having to share my profits with no second person 1 flat
ter my sell that iny price* will meet the satisfaction of the
Thatikfttl for the confidence reposed in me and the pub
lic appreciation of my work, for the last two years, I
shall endeavor in the future to merit the continuance of
public support.
Particular attention given to re-binding Books. All
work will be warranted. Terms, Cash.
Towanda, Jan. 11, I*6o. Bookbinder and Artist.
BROOM. II ANDLE3.— Manufacturers will
find a constant supply of Brnom Handles, at the
lowest prices, at the store of
Towanda. Jan. 0, I*6o. 11. S. MERCUR.
PERMANENTLY located in Towanda.—
Office No. 5, Brick Row. ovrr H. \V. Noni.r.s" Store.
Entrance one door south of Tracy A Monres. de'.l tf.
Man'ifacturer of
Dealer in Water Lime, Brick, fcc.
row A XI) A, PA.
For Young Ladies.
M ISSES CHUBRUCK respectfully In
form the public that the Winter term of their school
will commence on Monday, the sth day of I>veember,
in the room formerly occupied by them.
Thankful for tin- liberal patronage extended to them
during the pant year. Misses C. assure their patrons that
no pains will be spared to merit a eonlinnaui e of the con
fidence of those who mav confide pupils to their care.
MISS FANNY L. CHUBRUCK will have entire charge
of Music ; and a limited number of scholars only will be
Firxt Clas s—To include the elementry English
Brandies 14 09
Second Ctaxi —To include the more advanced
English branches.with Mathematics and Latin $6 00
TUiril Ctus* —To include Mathematics, Moral
and Mental Philosophy, Rhetoric, Botany, Ac.,
with l-atin. 17 00
Mime Instruction on the Piano, with use of Instru
ment per quarter, $lO ; French, per term, $3, and Draw
ing: $3, extra.
Each pupil will be expected to provide herself with •
de-k and chair.
**~ Any information in reference to this School may
be obtained by applying to H. S. Mcretir or E. T. Fox.
Towanda. December 1, 1*59.
DISSOLUTION. —The eo partnership here
tofore existing between the subscribers under the
firm of CD LP A KiRBY, is this day dissolved by muttlal
consent. The books, notes, accounts, and other obliga
tions and papers lielonging to said firm, are now in the
hands of J ERE CULP for settlement.
All accounts nnd notes overdue on the Ist day of Feb
ruary next, will be put in course of collection without re
spect to persons. Until that time Grain„Sheep Pelt* and
Hides will be received In |>avment.
Towanda, August 1, 1850. J. P. KIUBY.
Will hereafter carry out ie HARNESS AND SADDLE
BUSINESS, in all its various branches, at the old stand
ofOulpA Kirby. where he solicits a continuance of the
patronage hitherto enjoyed. A large stock of Ready Made
articles and materials will le kept on hand, and every
exertion made to deserve the favor of the public.
Towanda Xttarbla Factory.
{Nearly Opposite the Baptist Church.)
t The subscribers have opened the TOWAN
DA M ARBLE FACTORY, where he will he
prepared to furnish Monuments and Tomb
Stones, mnnnfictureil from the best qualities
wrought into such styles and designs as will
suit every variety of taste.
■6 Persons w.shi'ng to make their selections
""A can do so whenever iu Towanda, by calling at
this New Establishment.
The superior quality of the stock, the artistiea! beantv
of the work,and the promptness with which order* will
be tilled, will offer inducemeuts to visit this new shop.
Towanda, Jan. 2, 1860. Proprietor.
Hon. Nathan Bristol, Prof. C. R. Ooburn,
C. H. Shepard. Cashier, Rev. Julius Foster,
R. G. Craus, Merchant, 11. S Mercur, Merchant,
Alpln A Montanvee, "
Rev. O. Crane. T- M. IV oqdruff, Sheriff,
" Wm. Putnam, Col. A. M'Kean, Prot'y,
" D. A. Shepard, Hon. I). Wilmot,
F. Tyler. I'rewt. Bank. " J.C. Advms,
UiKMisa. " Wn. El well,
G. W. Buck, Esq. E. A. Parsons, Ed. Argns.
WYSOX. \L O. Goodrich,Kd.Reporter.
V. E. Piollet. Esq.
harrow* for sale at
Oct. 18,184 J. W. A. ROCKWELL'S.