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The Extension of the Chenango Canal -
Report of the State Engineer & Surveyor.
©ypicn or TIIE STATE ENGINEER AND SURVEYOR, )
ALBANY, January 10, 1859. f
To the Honorable the Legislature of the State of .\ew
The undersigned, in the obedience to the
Act chapter 88, Laws of 1 requiring of
the State Engineer and Surveyor an examina
tion, survey, &e., of a line for the extension of
the Chenango Canal from Binghainton to the
State line near Athens, would respectfully
eabmit the following
In proceeding under the Act, on the first i
day of July last, I appointed Orville W.
Childs, Esq., a civil engineer, to the general
supervision of the surveys, estimate?, and f"
other duties involved. A party was organiz
ed aud the surveys were made the past season, !
the estimates have since been completed, and
the report of the Engineer is hereunto annex
ed, from which it appears that the length of
the line, as located, or the new work necessary
to complete the extension as contemplated by j
the Act is 38 48-100 miles, and its estimated i
cost is $829,483,21.
The report fully describes the line, and the
character and extent of the work, required to
be done, to complete the extension, and gives
evidence of the care and skill bestowed,as well
iu making the surveys, as the estimates of its
After crossing the Susquehanna at Bingbam
ton, in the pool of a dam, the line is wholly
inland through a country generally favorable
for the construction of a Canal, except at seme
points where high land compelled a location
along the shore of the river, rendering protec
tion wall nece3sarv.
From a personal examination of the ground
previous to the survey, and a careful review
of the estimates, I am of the opinion that the
amount reported as the cost of constructing
the Canal is as correct as is practicable, and
with no material increase of the price of pro
visions, materials and labor above those of the
past season, on which the estimates are based
it is believed it would proye sufficient to com
plete the work on the plans alluded to in the
Report, which are substantially the same as
those adopted in the orginal construction of
the Chenango Canal, and which I consider
more practical and economical, having regard
to the extent of business, &c., titan any other.
In the estimate of the probable increase of
business that would result from the construc
tion of the extension Canal, a more northern
traffic in coal from the Wyoming and Barclay
mines, and the transporation of ore and lime
stone from the Chenango Valley south, is main
ly relied upon.
The ability of the proprietors bf these mines
to compete successfully in this and other north
ern markets with coal from other sources, is
fully discussed in the Report, and favorable
conclusions arrived at. Return freight of ore
to the numerous iron works requiriug it, and
limestone for agricultural and other domestic
uses, would tend to reduce the cost of transpor
tation and increase the freight and thereby
add materially to the tonnage of the Canal.
From a visit to tiie Barclay Railroad and
Coal Company's works, in July last, it appear
ed obvious that this company 1J prepared to
do a much larger business that they have hith
erto done. This Iload appeared substantially
built and in good order ; the fixtures at the
mines and facilities for mining are quite
feet, and sufficiently extensive to enable the
Company to forward a large amount of coal,
and with great economy. Their coal is seini
bitminous, and said to be quite free from sul
phur, and other impurities which affect un
favorably some other bituminous coais.—
Although the operations to any considerable
extent are of comparatively recent date, as far
as the coal has been tested it is said to sustain
a good reputation. Sufficient time, however,
has not elapsed to enable the Company to in
troduce it as extensively, and to establish for
it the reputation to which it is probably just
The coal of the Wyoming Valley is anthra
cite, and of good quality. The collieries are
quite numerous and favorably situated with
reference to convenient shipment of coal on
on the North Branch Canal.
The tables contained in the Report show the
quantity of coal shipped frotu the mines on to
the State Canals at Elmira, and the quantity
that has entered the State at ail the other
points, and the per cent of increase from year
to year since 1849. They also contain other
information relating to the coal trade of this
State, and of Pennsylvania, which furnish a
fair basis for estimating the probable future
increase in the traffic of this article, and the
increased amount of ore, limestone, Ac., that
would be taken from the former, for use in the
The method adopted, and the calculations
employed in estimating the probable increase
cf business, are fully stated in the Report, and
the deduction, showing that the business of
the extension together with the increased busi
ness that its construction would furnish to the
other State Canals, would be sufficient to pro
duce a toll of $40,927,68, appear to be consist
ent and judiciously made.
The extension of the Chenango Canal would
form an important connection of'the Canals of
this State, and those of Pennsylvania, as well
in facilitating the interchange of the art'cles
of coal, Ac , above referred to, as the numer
ous other articles for which a demand would
be created, and that would, through this chan
nel, be supplied.
The growing importance of the coal trade
is indicated by the annual increase in the
quantity, and the gradual diminution in the
prices of the coal that has hitherto entered the
State ; and with these borne in mind also that
this extension Canal would, if constructed, lie
in the line, and wouid open a communication,
the most direct, between the coal fields of
Pennsylvnnia and the markets that will be
furnished to a large portion of the eastern and
midd'e, and the whole northern New York,
—and that a large proportion of the articles
of coal and lumber would pay toll on a dis
tance over six times greater, and ore and
limestone on a distance three times greater
than the length of the extension Canal—its
capacilities, were it now constructed, of pro
ducing tolls, and its future importance, it is
believed, would be more fully conceded.
VAN R RICHMOND.
State Engineer <§- Surveyor.
The Democratic Convention of Ken
tucky declared against Douglas and his dis
tinctive doctrines. Douglas' friends claimed
this State for him. It demands security for
slavery in the Territories, until they become
Slates, by Congressional aid if necessary. The
Convention of Alabama was still more ultra,
and threatened disunion pretty emphatically.
Thos is sectionalism dividing the Democracy.
A New Kind of Justice.
Considerable prominence is given in some of
the political journals to the case of one Cran
gale, who was arrested in Georgia upon the
charge of uttering incendiary sentiments. —
With the political aspect of the case we have
nothing to do. We leave that to those who
traffic in politics, It is said that the man
Craugaie was most illegally and wantonly used j
in being arrested, impri. soiied and tried upon j
false and baseless testimony. However that j
may have been we shall not inquire. But i
there was a feature of the case that strikes us
as moat ©xtraordiuary, if uot most barbarous. !
Upon bis trial after his incarceration in Jail, j
he was acquitted. The proof utterly failed to
convict him. Even in the excited state of the i
public mind in that locality he was at once
acquitted of the charge of having " uttered
Abolition sentiments," and thereby tending to
excite insurrection or disorder. And yet he
was charged the cost and expenses of his ar
rest and incarceration, and was made to re
main in jail till he paid them This, in this
age and country, is the most extraordinary
jndgment that we have ever heard given We
have heard of the kind of law that the Dutch
Justice of the Peace, in Kindeihook, laid
down in former years. When a jury found
against the plaintiff, and the payment of the
Justices' fees was imperilled thereby, that
dignitary is said to have made the jury pay
his fees, and to have assessed the charges of
the jury upon the constable who could have
been such a fool as to have summoned such a
jury. But this Georgia case eclipses that in
originality of device and barbaritf of ex
ecution. If such be the law then it is cer
tainly time, for the honor of the State and
the credit of the age, that it be wiped out.
To imprison an innocent man and then, upon
his acquittal, make him pay the expenses of
his confinement, is certainly a measure of in
justice that 110 christian people should be guil
ty of, at least in this country.— Albany Times.
A VERY BLACK VETO— We have received
the Message of Gov. Black of Nebraska, ve
toing the bill prohibiting Slavery in that Tei
ritory. It is long and elaborate, and attempts
a good deal of hard work. One of the small
jobs undertaken in it is to review and refute
Mr Justice Curtis's argument delivered on
the occasion of the Dred Scott 'decision. This,
the reader must naturally think, would require
considerable space, at leost. That, at least,
the Governor gives to it. But we only de
sign to call the attention to the main point in
the Message. The Governor admits that the
organic act allows the people of the Territory
to manage their domestic affairs in their own
way. But then he says the case turns on the
question, " Who are the people of Nebraska?"
He denies that their representatives in the
Territorial Assembly are the people referred
to in the organic act. or that these represen
tatives have any power to act for the people
in the case.
This is the latest form of Popular Sover
eignty that we have heard of. Could anybody
but the smallest sort of a pettifogging lawer
have ever dug up an argument so contemptible
as this? The people of a Territory want an
acts passed to probil it Slavery. Thtj elect a
Legislature to pass it, and the Legislature en
act the law. As soon as this is done, the Gov
ernor comes down with his veto, and kills the
bill on the grouu 1 that it was not the people
■who acted on the subj ct-—it was only their
representativi s in the legislature ? He makes
no pretense that tiiose representatives are not
unanimously backed by their constituents, but
aims to shelter himself under the subteifuge
i hut the Representatives of the people arc uot
On the whole, wc think this is about the
most impertinent slap in the face the people
have ever received from any of the tricky
politicians engendered in the slime of Lecoiup
RECOVERY OK lION. GTRRIT SMITH. —The
Boston Traveller publishes the following ex
tract of a private letter, received in that city,
from Petcrhoro', New York :
" You will be happy to learn that Gerrit
Smith has returned home ; that his health is
fast improving ; that, though weak, he is pLr
feetly sane, and taiks freely on all the great
events which have transpired ; sleeps well,and
has a good appetite ; rides and walks every
day, but avoids reading and writing ; does not
receive company as yet, because his strength
is not great. He is, however, rouod the vill
age as nsual, ministering to the wants of the
sick and poor. His temporary alienation of
mind his physicians declare to have been caus
ed solely by physical disease, in which acute
dyspepsia was most apparent, and his complete
restoration to full vigor of mind and body is
considered a certainty. G. P. P."
The Albany Evening Journal, in an article
in reference to the position of parties in Con
gress, remarks as follows :
" There is no doubt the Republicans have a
score of men in the House competent to fill the
Speaker's chair. But only one can occupy it.
The majority of the Republican members have
selected Mr. Sherman as that one. No other
man, of any party, has received nearly as many
votes on any ballot. It is not his friends,there
fore, who are responsible for the delay in the
organization ; but the scattered and fragment
ed Democracy—whose only power consists it
wasting time by long speeches, and iu scatter
ing their votes upon one another."
COAL BCRNING LOCOMOTIVES. —There are
now seven coal burning engines in use on the
New York and New Haven Railroad, and it
costs only about half as much to perform the
same amount of labor with them now as when
they brirnt wood. The Providence and Wor
cester Railroad burns nothing but coal, and
has materially reduced its fud expenses. Ten
years ago the cost of fuel on this road was
$47,000 per annum ; last year, using coal ex
clusively, the expenditure on this account was
but $20,000. Wc understand that coal burn
ing engines are now being constructed for the
Notwithstanding all the non-intcrcourse
threutenings, the New Yoik corresponnent of
the Philad. Ledger says Southern merchauts
are coming on just as usual.
DEATH OF BISHOP SEVBERT. —The Rev. John
Seybcrt, senior Bishop of the Evangelical As
sociation, died near Bellevue, Ohio, recently,
in the 09th year of his age.
JOHN E. FRYE, a member of the Mnssachn
setts Senate, is said to be implicated in certain
forgeries recently delected, and has resigned
E. O. GOODRICH, EDITOR.
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Republican Mass Convention.
THE Republican County Committee having met, pur
auant to a call of the Chairman, at Towanda, Jauuary 7'
1800, adopted the following resolution : *
Resolved, That the Republicans of Bradford County
be requested to meet in Mass Convention at the Court
House, in Towanda, on
MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 6, 1800.
for the purpose of electing two Representative Delegates
to attend the State Convention to be held at.Harrisburg
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.
J AMES H. WEBB,
C. F. NICHOLS,
LORENZO GRIN NELL,
A.G. BROWN. .
11. S. SALSBORY,
J. B. INGHAM.
JFOGR** The office of the REPORTER lias
been removed to the wooden building two
doors west of the former location.
In the House, on Friday Mr. SHERMAN
made a straightforward, manly and defiant
speech which, (as we learn from the Tribune
correspondent) produced a great impression on
the floor, and crowded the galleries. It was
called out bv Mr. Clark's declaration that ne
had afforded him an opportunity to explain
his connection with the Helper Book. Mr.
Sherman exposed the incorrectness of that
statement by showing that he had demanded
the withdrawal of the offensive resolution on
a former occasion, and now repeated that chal
lenge, with the frank assurance that he wa,as
he bad been, ready to meet every responsibili
ty ; and while his personal dignity was affront
ed by the reflection contained in the resolu
tions, he would refuse any explanation in spite
of consequences. He charged distinctly that
the resolutions were kept suspended, purposely
to deny him the opportunity, and to prevent
During his speech, the House was impressive
ly still, until, as the electric thrill penetrated,
it burst into spontaneous applause. Numbers
of frank Southern men expressed their cordial
approbation of the high spirit and noble bear
ing evinced by Mr. Sherman, while the body
of his own friends responded with a generous
The country will see in these proceedings the
determination of the Disnnionists to prevent
an election, and keep the House in a condition
of anarchy till after the Chaleston conven
Congress was not in session on Saturday ;
hut the Democratic and Republican members
diverted themselves with caucuses during that
day and Sunday, but nothing was arrived at
giving the least hope of an oganization. The
Democrats agreed to try as their candidate
Wit. N. SMITH, of North Carolina, formerly
an old line Whig, but at present acting with
the South Americans. The Anti-Lecomp
tonites are still determined to hold themselves
aloof from both parties, while the Republicans
adhere to Mr. SHERMAM, claiming that r.o other
candidate on their side of the House can re
ceive so large a number of votes.
'lite troubles in the Cabinet continne, and
are said to have originated in the persistent
desire of Postmaster General lIOI.T to remove
Mr. ISAAC COOK, the somewhat obnoxious
Postmaster at C t'cago, and in the determina
tion of the Secretary of War to order to Flor
ida Capt. MEIGS, now engaged on the Aque
duct at Washington.
Senator DOCGI.AS expected to speak Mon
day, and prominent men from all parts of the
country were congregating at the Capitol to
hear him. He was to attempt to show that
the President had the authority to repress in
vasions of one State by the citizens of another
—again placing himself in direct opposition to
the Chief Executive-
Deacon Salisbury, formerly of Oswego
county, N. Y., bonglit a farm in Virginia, a
few years since, and removed thither. Since
the John Brown affair, being found with a
copy of the Albany Evening Journal in his
possession, he was pronounced a Black Repub
lican, marched off to Jail, and finally driven
out of the State. He has returned to his old
home in New York, and his return is consider
ed as good for a thousand Republican votes in
his county next fall. He is a most active
Christian man, was never called anti slavery,
and was engaged in renovating some of the
worn-out lands when the madness of slavery
sent him back a decided and effective foe to
Geo. W. Bowman, of the Constitution
was elected Printer, by the Senate, having 27
out of 48 votes. He was bitterly opposed by
Southern Democrats, chiefly for the reasou
that his editw is aa UDDaturalijed foreigner.
FROM HARRISB URG.
HAUKISBVRCI, Jan. 20,1800.
EDITI R OF THE REPORTER. —The election for
State Treasurer took- place on Monday last,
when ELI SLIFER wa9 reelected, receiving 81
votes 1o 41 votes for JOHN W MAYNARD. Ibis
tribute to Mr. S's conduct as a public officer,
was well deserved, as he made an excellent
State Treanrcr, and is acknowledged by all
parties to be strictly honest.
The contested case from the Sixteenth dis
trict of Philadelphia, developed in its investi
gation the manner in which election frauds are
perpetrated in the city of Brotherly Love.
Dr.Wu.EY, the contestant,only tirked a re-count
of the votes. *The Committee decided to open
the boxes, and a re-count showed that 40 votes
for him had been counted for his opponent,
Mr. DCFFIELD, electing the former by a ma
jority or thirteen. The Committee reported
the facts,with a resolution declaring Dr. WILEY
entitled to the seat. He was accordingly
The resolutions ic regard to the organization
of Congress which had already passed the
Senate, came up in the House, on Tuesday,
and was very fully discussed by Messrs. KIN
NEY, STRONG, LAWRENCE, WILLISTON, SMEAD,
aud others, in their favor, and was fiually
adopted by a vote of 61 yeas to 30 nays.
ZVJr. KINNEY, in the course of the debate,
referred to the celebrated Wilmot Proviso
resolutions of the Legislature, presented in
the House, iu 184T, by Col. PIOLI.ET and voted
for iu the Senate by Senator BIGLKR, and
showed the inconsistent course pursued by the
so-called Democratic party, iu regard to the
question of freedom iu the Territories. The
vote upon the resolutions was a strictly party
one, the Democrats applauding and endorsing
the conduct of the disorganizes, who are pre
venting the election of a Speaker, for the pur
pose of producing disorder and anarchy.
Mr. WILLISTON made a lengthy speech upon
the resolutions, and spoke ably and to the
point. Ae is somewhat more radical in his
views than some of the members with whom
he acts, who are not yet quite ready to face
the inevitable music. They are, however,
fast learning that the " irrepressible conflict,"
is one which cannot be shirked, and must be
The Commissioners to codify the laws of
the State have made a long and able report,
which will be time be published.
The Senate adjourned over from Thursday
until Monday afternoon, which will give most
of the Senators au opportunity to make a
flying visit home.
The approach of the time for holding the
Republican State Convention, directs atten
tion to the Gubernatorial Candidates. Most,
prominent are Messrs. COVODE, TAGGART and
Ct'RTl.v. Many of the counties have already
elected Delegates, and it would appear as if
CI RTIN at present had the inside track. How
ever, the aspect of tilings inay be materially
changed by the 22d proximo. There will be
a groat many complimentary votes cast upon
the first ballot, and the final result will depend
in a great measure upon whom these votes
IMPORTANT DECISION. —Last week Judge Jor
dan, of Northumberland county, decided, in
reference to an exemption note, under the act
exempting from levy and sale property of the
valne of three hundred dollars, that the words
" And without any relief from th Homestead
Exemption Liw ," added to the ordinary note
constituted a good and valid exemption note,
and, in action of trespass for the sale of pro
perty on such a note, instructed the jury to
find for the defendant. The Judge very pro
perly stated that the object of the party mak
ing the note was to waive an exemption, and
it could refer to nothing else than the three
hundred dollars exemption law. This decision
if, we believe, in accordance with a recent
decision of the Supreme Court, not yet report
COLLISION ox THE HUDSON RIVER RAILROAD.
—A serious collision—the result, apparently,
of carelessness—occurred i\bout four o'clock
Wednesday afternoon, on the Hudson Ilivcr
Railroad, some two miles north of Tarrytown.
The Albany Express train was run into by the
Sing Sing way train, the rear ear completely
demolished, and the one next to it badlv bro
ken. It appears from a statement nude by a
passenger, who was in the last car but one at
the time of the accident, that the Albany Ex
press train was standing still when the col
lision occurred, having stopped for the pur
pose of making repairs to the engine. It is
also worthy of note that this was the third
stoppage made for the same purpose after the
train left Albany. The collision resulted in
the death of Mr;. T. W. Field and the per
manent and perhaps fatal injury of several
THE LAWRENCE CALAMITY. —The Coroner's
inquest is yet in progress. The pay-roll, of
the Company contains the names of 930 oper
atives, of whom 675 were employed in the
main building, which feel. By .the most care
ful investigation the whole number now known
to be dead and missing is eighty eighty, which
in all probability is not far from the actual
loss. The subscriptions for the relief of the
sufferers now amouut to $16,691,
M&* The Legislature of Virginia having au
thorized a special term of the Circuit Court
for the county of Jefferson, Judge Parker has
directed notice to be given that the term will
be commenced on the first day of February
next. It is understood that Stephens and
Hazlett, two of the Harpefs Ferry conspira
tors, will then b$ tri?<J,
LOCAL AND GENERAL.
ttgr Justices etcctcd on Friday last, should
bear in mind tlmt the legislature, passed a taw providing
that every person hereafter elected to theoflkeof jus
ticeof the peace or alderman, shall, withfo thirty days
after tlie election, if he intends to accept said office, give
notice thereof in writing to the prothouotary of the com
mon pleas if the proper county, who shall immediately
inform the secretary of the commonwealth of said ac
ceptance ; and no commission shall i*sne until the sec
retary of the commonwealth has received the notice
And that so much of an act of assembly as requires
constables to send copies of the returns of the election
of alderman and justices of the peace, to the governor ot
tlie commonwealth, was repealed.
Dtay-On Monday morning Fast, the dead
body of an unknown man wtis found in the barn of Robert
C.Wilson, in the town of Chemung. The deceased was
seen the day before at N. Mitchell's tavern, in Chc
mnng village in company with three other persons, two
men and a woman. These persons, on .Monday rede from
Waverley to Bingliamton on the cars, representing to
some it is said that the man with them the previous day
was their uncle, and that he had died in the road and
been placed by them in an old house a little west of
Waverly. The man's appearance indicated that he had
died a natural death. He was about forty years of age.
darkish complexion, hair and beard black and eyes of
dark blue ; his height about five leet ten inches.
SHOT IN TIIE HAND. —Mr. GEO WEL^I.OF
Athens, received an accidental shot in the hand, last
Friday, which mangled it badly. He was engaged iu
conversation, having one hand clapped over the nozzles
of a double-barreled gun, the butt of which rested upon
a slippery board, a little elevated when the gun slipped ,
the hammers of which striking against the board caused
the discharge of both barrels, the contents of one taking
effect in his hand. After some delay the wound was
skillfully dressed by Dr. CHURCHILL,— who had been
summoned from Owego,—and Mr. WKLLS, it is hoped,
will retain the use of his hand.
©ay A horse race for ft purse of $25 took
place at Athens last Saturday, between the " Kingsbury
Horse,ofShi'shequin, and the" Gibbs Mare," of Athens
The Sheshequin " nag " carried off the laurels. As usual
we suppose the occasion was animated by bad whiskey
and loud betting.- IVaterly Advocate. '
SPjf The Bradford County Mtdical Society
met at the house of JESSE HAMMOND, in Smitlifirld, Jan.
4,18C0. The President, Dr. HOLMES, presiding.
The following members were present: Drs. HOLMES,
Canton ; HOKTOV, HOMET, Terryt-iwn; PARSONS. AXTELL
Troy; ALLEN, Smithlield; MILLS, Ulster; MOODY, French
town; TRACY, Sylvania ; MASON, Towanda.
The minutes of last meeting were read and approved.
A bill from E. O. GOODRICH amounting to $.1,01 and oue
from E. A. PARSONS amounting to s*>,o4, were presented
and ordered to be paid by the Treasurer.
Tlie Society then proceeded to receive reports of cases :
Dr. ALLEN reported a case of Glanders, contracted
from a horse. Also a case of disease of the Modulary
Canal of the Fetuor, cared by amputation. Also a case
of Abscess of the thigh.
Dr. HOLMES, a highly interesting case of fracture of
the thigh bone within the Capsular Ligament. This case
terminated fatally-at the end of fourteen weeks, from the
exaustiug effects of a Carbuncle, aff>rding the doctor an
opportunity to exarn'ne the condition of the fracture and
proenre the upper half of the femor for exhibition which
was examined by the members and pronounced a fracture
entirely within the capsule and united in part by ossiflic
Dr. HORTON, a singular case of Ferriferousf!) Stricture
in a man aged about forty.
Dr. HOMKT, a case of Compound Comminuted Fracture
of the leg.
Dr. MOODY, a case of diseased lung, with absesscs iu
the side and discharge of small concretions resembling
raspberry seeds, and recovery of the patient.
Dr. PARSONS, a case of Stone in the Bladder.
Dr. TRACY, a case of Compound Dislocation of the
Ancle Joint, andrfcoveiy without amputation.
Dr. AI.LEN then read an Essay upon the " Influence of
tlie Atmosphere upon disease."
The subject of Typhoid Fever was then called up and
discussed by Drs. ALI.KN. AXTELL, HOMET, MORTON, MA
SON, PARSONS, TRACY and HOLMES.
Dr. HOKTON, offered the following resolution :
Retoltcd, Tint Hon. D. Ik' I.LOCK he regarded an hon
orary member of this Society. •
On motion the subject of Rheumatism was selected for
discussion at the next meeting.
Drs. MADII.L and TRACT were appointed Essayists.
The members with their ladies aud other invited guests
then responded to the invitation of Dr. ALLEN and Lady
and p irt >ok of their h npit ilities in a sumptons and ele
gant entertainment, and after a few remarks by Rev. Mr.
Conss and Hon. D. BULLOCK, the Society adjourned to
meet in Towanda, May 9th, 1860.
0;i Tuesday evening last, we bad the
pleasure of listening to a Lecture on tho " Ocean," by
Mr. BENTLET of New York State. Mr. B. is a young
man of promise and ability, and his effort was highly
entertaining and instructive. He was listened to through
out with profound attention by his auditors, and uniting
the rare qualities above referred to. it was also we'll de
livered. We regret the want of space to notice it more
particularly and we heartily commend the gentleman to
those before whom he my have occasion to appear in
A RI N OFF AXDSMASH UP. —On Thursday
last Mr. PIIILLFS, of the township of Wells Pa., came to
Ehnira with two wagon loads of butter, which he disposed
of, and had just crossed the Luke Street Bridge on his
way home by the river road, when the horses attached to
the waggon in the rear became frightened from some
cause, and in turn frightened the forward team, when
both teams started oft at a furious rate, upsetting he
wagons, and throwing out Mr. PHILLIPS and son. Both
wagons, we learn, were badly damaged, and Mr. PUIL-
Lirs seriously hurt.
J9* Strychuine is still doing its work in our
county. We hear that an Irishman named JOHN O'DAY,
drank a tumbler full of gin at Blossburg a few days ago,
and died in a few minutes afterwards. We hear of other
instances of death and disaster resulting directly from
the use of poisoned liquors ; but not having the particu
lars we cannot publish them.— XVtlUboro Agitator.
D. L & W. R. R. Co.—We see it stated
that this company are now seriously considering the pro
jeet of an extension of their road frjiu its present ter
minus, at (ireut Bend, to the southern terminus of the
Ithaca R. R., at Owcgo. The distance intervening is 3u
miles. Jt is thought that if the connection were per
fected, the receipts of the road would be materially in
MASONIC.—A new Chapter of Royal Arch
Masons, No. 194, was constituted in this place on the
12th inst., by D. D. G. H. P., E. O. GOODRICH, of To
wanda, assisted by several members of the Chapter at
that place. Tlje oftjeers instijleij are ROUT. SIMPSON, H
P., WM. Brn,Bß, K.; ALOXZO HOWI.AND, S. ; T. B.
BRYDF.N, Secietary ; WILLIAM ROBERTS, T. The time ot
meeting is Thursday evening on or before the full moon.
#5?" GODEY S UADY'S Boos for February is
on our table. IVhoneyer we open this njodel Magaaine
for the ladies, we copfess to a feeling of supppsp at the
indefatigable industry, coupled with the youthful taste
which ever characterizes it. Godey never tries, but con
tinues as in days long agone to make the best periodical
of the kind in the country. The fashion plates, the il
lustrations, the reading matter, all are of the first order
—while " In Time of War,"' with the touch ug story ac
companying it, alone aye worth the cast of the uuiobcr.
BOROUGH ELECTION — At the election HELD
this Borough ou Friday last, the following persons WTRT
EWFTED r— *1
Tinm Council-J. M-COLLI SS, B. F. POWELL.
Constable —A. J.K'OBLE.
High CtnstaUc— G. H. ELTON.
School ItirrcloM— P. D. Molt ROW, Is ALL' 3* ALL* v.
Oct esters of thePoor — C. K. I*ADO. WILLIAM MIL.
Justice of the JVtrv— W. C. 800 ART.
Jutfge— EDWARD OVERTON, JR.
Inspectors —H. L. LAMEKEUX, 11. J- MAIIILL.
Auditor —X. !F. BRM.
WE shall publish a complete list of Townsliip Office*
ELECTED on Frfclay U-T, soo® AS ft can tie INURED fr-,*
We find the following jcu d' esprit i n
the Evening Post. The author seeins to hate A RRALIIIN,
SENSE of the danger to which hi* countrymen are EXPOS
when they vtntuwr to tee Tor IhcnweJves the fceautiei of
the " peculiar institution."' Tlie experience of CRASOAU
and others will add force to the warning :
BIDDY O , FLAHERTY , S OPIWION OF THE SOUTH.
Arran. Paddy, my jcwil. don't go to the Sowth.
For an Irishman there dare not open hi* mouth ;
IF a word about lingers he'd happen to say.
They would lynch him at once, without any delay.
If he lacked for a coat, they'd not let him go far,
Without giving him one made of feathers and tar ;
And they'd give him still more without thinking it wrong,
Such as thirty -nine laslie* to he'p bim along.
You may talk of this country, the land of the free.
But such freedom as that don't exactly snit me ;
And sooner much longer this way to lemaiu,
1 would rather go hack to oulJ Ireland again.
TOWASDA, Pa., IK6O.
We are indebted to a friend in tlie I".
S. Mint for specimens of the dime, half dime and cent
coined for ISCO. The difference in the two former from
the old issue, is the change in tlie figure of Liberty ; the
w Tds " United State* of America" are placed around it
instead of the thirteen stars in the old coin. On the re
verse side is a wreath of corn leave* in bloasom. Thcrt
is also a slight change in the wreath upon the cent. The
coins present a marked improvement, and show an ad
vance in artistic skill.
fey Don't fonret the meeting cf the Teach
ers' Association at the Ackley SCHOOL house in Tnsrarnra,
on Friday, the IMb of Feb, commencing at 10 A.M.
Formal notice will appear next week.
MASONIC —The R. W. Grand Master has
appointed G. 11. BI LL as hi* Deputy for the ICth District,
composed of the counties of Bradford, Susquehanna,
Tioga, Wyoming and Sullivan .
The M. E. High Priest has appointed E. O. GOODRICI,
as hi* Deputy for the Masonic District composed of Brad
ford and Lycoming counties.
FIRE IN TIOGA. —The OWEJJO Gazelle men
tions the burning of a bam, on Pipe Creek, some turn
miles from Tioga Center, on Sunday evening last, and
the arrest of tlie supposed incendiary, against whom
there seems to be quite conclusive evidence. The lam
was }he property of Mrs. HANNAH LEONARD, A widow.
AGRICULTURAL N OTICE —An adjourned mret
ing of the Bradford County Agricultural Society will be
held at the offi e of W. €. Bo gait, in the borough of
T iwsnda, on Monday, Feb. stli L-BJO, at 3 o'clock I'. M.,
to complete the unfinished business of the last annual
meeting. By order Ac.
W. C. BOG ART, Sect'y.
Fir.r.—The Methodist Episcopal Pnrsonnpe
at Cetitemvnel.md T Corners, in Wyoming County , to ok
firefrom a stove pipe last Thursday, and was burned
down. It was occupied by Itev. P. Holbrook, who lo*t a
portion of his furniture.
B@u We are indebted to L. M. DEVJOTT,
travelling agent, for several numbers of the Illustrated
"Life and Times of Washington." We have already
spoken of the beauty and value OF this highly interesting
book. Tiic typo gr.phical execution Is unsurpassable,
while the steel engravings are of the first order. Mr. D.
also supplies the other publications of the house of John
son, Fry & Cc., New York.
AN EQUIVOCAL COMPLIMENT. — We had the
pleasure, a few days since, of paying a visit to lII'C.U
YOUNG, editor of the Tioga Agitator. He makes the
following complimentary (?) allusion to our good look*:
BAY We had the pleasure on Friday last,
of a VISIT from E. 0. GOODRICH Esq.. editor of the Brad
ford Reporter. We had supposed lion to be a gray haired
veteran, and were agreeably surprised to find bim to he
J not a great deal older, and nearly as good looking as
out-self. Success to hint, always.
al ii AI J
AT the residence of the bride, in Rome, Dcc.lSth.lS.l L,
by elder Smith Lent. Mr. A. B. YANCISE, Jr., of SHE
shequin, to Miss E. MARSH.
AT the residence of the bride, in Windham , Dec. 25th. BY
the same, Mr. HIBAM WILSON to Mi** M. E. REY
January 1 Oth . at the house of Mr. Harry Bailey, by Rev.
GMNair.Mr. OUR I.N' I'. WOOSTF.It, OR LC Roy, to
Miss SYBIL BAILEY, of Granville.
In LcTtoy, Jan. 20th, of consumption, LUCY wife of
JON RICKEY, aged about 40.
EDWIN T. BUTLER & CO.
Importers and Jobbers in
Jfaitcn ©oobs & Jhnhee potions,
Paper Hangings, Jewelry. Trunk*, Ac.,
PTO 316 BHO AD WAY,
C inibs, Suspenders, Fins, Skirt*,
Buttons, Cutlery, Needles Whalebone
Brushes, Stationary, Hooks and Eyes, B isora*.
I'hjeads, Soaps, Whips. _ Collars,
Sewing Silks, Periumcry, Forte Monnaies, Braids, AO.
*T ALBERT J. SMITH will I; happy to see the Mer
chants OL Bradford County at the above house.
A WASIIINGTOX BIFvTII DAYBALL
l\. will lie given at the " Exchange House." V later
on Wednesday, February 2-D. 1860. KENDALL'* Full
Band, will furnish the Mu-ic, and everj- exertion will be
p it forth to make the party a pleasant one to all who may
attend. Bill $2.00. JAMES HUNT,
Ulster, Jan. 2l>. Proprietor.
The First Room, Second Floor,
IS THE place where Gentlemen's and Ladies'
. Boots and Shoes are made to order and warranted, at
the FOLLOWING prices — French Sewed Boots $.: French
Fine Pegged Boots $4 Best Kip Boots witli three out:
soles $.'1..">0 ; Coarse Boots 2 1 V5 : Ladies Sewed Kid Boot*
with heels $1,50; French Calf $1,50. the same pegged
$1.25; Slippers Boftornet} lor ,5 cents. Repairing done
cheaper than at any other place in town.
GR All work warranted.
Towanda, Jan. ID, Is6o, THOM AS ROSS.
fM'Y H WATKINS. J TTOIINEYAT
VT I.A IV. TOWANDA. PA.
Office opposite L-aporte, Mason A Co.
Collections made UIIL| REMITTED with promptness.
Towanda. January 2.1 SCO.
BALDWIN,HILL <f CO.
And Wholesale Dealers in
H A IT I) W ARE,
No. 220, L'earl strict, between Maiden Lane and John st,
NE W YORK.