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

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Pryor don't Like Bowie Knives!
In tlie Honsc the day after the LOVEJOY'S
terrible phillipic against Slavery and the
consequent scene of excitement, PRYOR, of
Virginia, rose to a personal explanation in
which he said that POTTER, of Wisconsin, had
altered the report of the proceedings by inter
polating t xpressions not U3ED. POTTER, how
ever, claimed that he said the words published,
and declared his readiness to stand by thera,
when PRYOR closed the colloquy by an intima
tion that POTTER'S courage would probably be
tested. The sequel is narrated in the follow
ing account, the correctness of which has been
verified by the publication of the correspond
ence :
Special to the New York Time?.
WASHINGTON, Friday, April 13.
"Regarding the all-exciting diffeulty between
Messrs. PRYOR atul POTTER, I have received
details which may be relied on as entirely
correct. Mr. Pryor's first note was handed
to Mr. Potter by Mr. Hinc'man, in the pres
ence of' Mr. Case, of Indiana. Mr. Potter
folded the note, and after the vote on the
question pending, left the Hall. Meeting his
wife, he requested her to return home, as he
would dine out. She remarked that she nn
derstood him, and entering her carriage drove
off. lie took another and proceeded to the
room of the lion. Mr. \\ ashburn. This was
about 4 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon. He
did not see his wife again until this afternoon,
but diil not leave the District. Mr. Iliudmau
having to leave for Arkansas on account of
sickness in his family, Messrs. Keitt and Miles
were called in as Mr. Pryor's advisers.—
.Messrs. Crow, C. C. Washburn, Israel Wash
born, and Hickman, and Senators Chandler
and Wade were Mr. Potter's advisers. Col.
F. W. Lander was agreed on as Mr. Potter's
friend; Mr. Chisman as Mr. Pryor's.
Potter reduced his advisers to Senator
Wade and Hon. C. C. Washburn, and then
referred Mt. Chisman to Cel. Lander. The
litter informed Mr. Chisman that he had ver
bal instructions to say in reply to Mr. Pryor's
note that Mr. Potter declined leaving the Dis
trict, as the Constitution of Wisconsin visited I
him with the penalties of the anti-duelling ;
law wherever he might go, and it was but fair
Mr. Pryor should encounter the same, accord
ing to the law of this District. Mr. Chisman
inquired if Mr. Potter woold accept a chal
lenge in the District, which was promptly an
swered in the affirmative, and the challenge
was promptly delivered, demanding the sat : sfac- 1
tion nsnal among gentlemen. Mr. 15 F. Beale
being chosen by Mr. Lander as his associate
in the matter, visited Mr. Potter to learn his
wishes and receive instructions. Mr. Potter
replied in writing to Col. Lander, throngh
Mr. Beale, that he did not acknowledge the |
code, and considered it barbarous and inliu- 1
man, but inasmuch us his life was sought and
a the liberty of speech was involved, he was
willing to risk his person in order to prevent
a bloody affray upon the floor of the House,
which otherwise seemed inevitable. Hischoice
<;f weapons would be bowie-knives, leaving
other matters to his friends. Mr. Chisman
returning for a reply to Mr. Pryor's note, re
ceived a note from Col. Laifder, stating that
they would meet them with bowie-knives of
equal size and weight and length of blade,
cither ia a room cr in the open air, all parties
to be excluded except two seconds on each
side : the seconds to be armed each with one
navy revolver ; the distance between princi
pals four feet, and th" word to be given by
the second winning it on top of a piece of
money, and the light to take place at some
time witluu twelve hours. The challenge was
received at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon, and
the reply was delivered to Chismau at 8
o'clock last night. After advising with Sen
ator llunter and other friends of Mr. Prvor,
the latter having in the meantime taken post j
• in Alexandria, rcpl'ed that the terms proposed :
were inaumissable and unusual, and he ac-1
knowledged no such mode of settling ditlicul
t:es between gentlemen, as they were vulgar,
barbarous and inhuman, and suggested that j
Mr. Lauder's principal should offer other;
terms. Mr. Lauder rejoined that.the.instruc-1
tions from Mr. l'otter had been followed, but
that Mr. Chisman's letter conveyed reflections
upon his principal, who had distinctly announ
ced that he did not recognize the code, but
who had not placed himself behind the last
resort of the HOII duellist, viz : A simple de
f. n • if attacked on the streets, and reiterat
ed che terms of the meeting.
Mr. Chisman again replied, that inasmuch
as he liod acknowledged that Mr. Potter
would uot defend himself upon the street, and
their terms were sncli as could not be rccepted,
they thanked him and Mr. Beale for their
courtesy iu the affair, and dropped the cor
respondence. Mr. Lander, however, answer
ed that his statement had been misconstrued,
and that Mr. Potter would defend himself
everywhere ; ami further, that inasmuch as
the terms proposed had been stigmatized as
barbarous, vulgar, and inhuman, thereby re
llecling upon himself and his principal, with
out consulting and without the knowledge of
.Mr. l'otter, lie placed himself iu Mr. Potter's
position, and having 110 scruples in regard to
the code, would meet them on their own
term.-. Tii is was about 3 o'clock this morning,
At 7, a reply was sent to Col. Lander that
Mr. Pry or had no quarrel with him, and that
they intended no reflection by the terms of
their note, and therefore declined the offer of
Col. Lander. It uiost be borne iu mind that
this correspondence was carried on without
any direct knowledge on the part of the prin
cipals. Copies of the letters have since been
placed iu their hands, and soine apprehensions
arc s.ill felt as to the course they may pursue.
The whole affair has thus far been con
ducted with the greatest prudence and secre
cy, and the above is as reliable as any infor
mation can be outside of a publication of the
correspondence itself.
Mr. Potter is warmly congratulated by his
fricuds, while Mr. Pryor, who has just return
ed to the city, is still in consultation with his.
Later accounts state that Mr. POTTER had
been arrested and placed under SSOOO bonds
to keep the peace, kc., aud that PRYOR was
also under arrest, and will be required to give
bail. Doth parties had appeared in the House,
and the matter may be regarded as settled.—
The friends of POTTER are showing that by
the coik, and numerous precedents that the bo
wie-kuife is a recognized weapon of duellists,
and that Mr. PRYOR and his friends, have
ihovvu the white feather.
Thursday Morning, April 19, 1860.
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JOB-WORK— Executed with accuracy and despatch, and a
reasonable prices—with every facility for doing Books
Blanks, Hand bills, Bali tickets, 4*c.
The office of the REPORTER lias
been removed to the wooden building two
doors west of the former location.
The bill for the immediate admission of
Kansas as a State, passed the House on Wed
nesday, by the very decisive vote of 134 ayes
to 73 nays, after the rejection of Mr. May
nard's motion to re-eommit to the Committee
on Territories. The bill declares that the
State of Kansas shall be admitted into the i
Uuion under the Wyandotte Constitution, ou
an equal footing with the original States in all
respects whatever. The boundaries of Mis
souri where the 37th parallel of north lati
tude crosses the same ; thence west o said
parallel to the 25th meridian of longitude
west of Washington ; thence north on that
meridian to the 40th parallel of latitude ;
thencfe east ori said parallel to the western
boundary of Missouri ; thence south with
the western boundary of that State, to
the place of beginning. Provided nothing
contained ip this Constitution of Kansas shall
be construed to impair the rights of persons or
property now pertaining to the Indians in the
territory according to existing treaties ; nor
shall their territory be included within that
State, uutil said tribe shall signify their as
sent thereto. Until the next general appor
tionment Kansas shall be entitled to one mem
ber in the House of Representatives. The re
mainder of the bill contains the usnal land
provisions and conditions.
The bill will undoubtedly meet with consid
erable opposition in the Senate, but we have
confidence that it will pass that body snbstan
tially as it came from the House.
The presidential election of next November
offers uo consideration that can load the De
mocracy to oppose a new State out of Kansas.
The single vote she will possess is immaterial
to either side, so far as success is concerned, i
There is no division of the other States, at all
possible, that can make the issue dependent
upon the one vote of Kansas. The creation
of that new vote, therefore, for the Republi
can party, though an unpalatable service, is
hardly one that the Democracy will refuse to
perform, in the face of all the opposite consid
erations that urge it. To furnish their oppo
nents in the campaign of this year, a ground
for oue of the most powerful and effective ap
peals to the people against them, that could
be brought into the canvass, by again reject
ing the claim of Kansas to a place iu the na
tion, would be an act of folly that wc cannot
anticipate from them.
The vote in the House on Wednesday indi
cates the view prevalent amoug the Democratic
members of Congress. The bill was carried
by a majority of sixty-one, and only three
northern Democrats are recorded agaiust it.—-
seems to us most probable that the opinion of
policy is much the same among the Democrat
ic Senators as among the Representatives, and
wc shall louk for the passage of the bill thro'
that body.
THE LEMON CASE. —The Court of Appeals
of New York has adjourned. Among'its most
important decisions,wasjone affirming the judg
ment of the Supreme Court in the Lemon
case. Thus is settled .the principle, in the
highest Court, that Slaves con Dot, under our
laws, if brought to that State by their masters
to be held in servitude. The decision is one
of principle merely, uo individual rights or in
terests being involved inasmuch as Mr. LF.MON
was settled with years ago, being more than
amply repaid the value of his lost chatties by
a subscription taken up iu New York. The
State of Virginia, however, insisted on contin
uing the litigation, in order to establish that
her citizens may take and hold their Slaves
where they please. Thus far she has been un
successful, three adverse decisions having been
given in succession. She now threatens to
carry it to the Supreme Court of the United
meets at Charleston on Monday next. The
iutlux of Delegates into Washington is per
ceptible by the increased confidence felt by
Douglas' friends.
The result at Charleston, is a subject of
much speculation, just now. The Tribune is
confident of Douglas' nomination, which can
only be accomplished by the consent of the
South. That the Southern leaders of the
Democratic party have made np their minds
to take him, we do not yet believe.
igy Congress will not vote a recess for the
Charleston Convention, but pairing off will so
thin out both Houses that temporary adjourn
ments must become necessary, as quorums can
barely be maintained, and uo business will be
REPUBLICAN CLUB XO. 2. —The Republicans
of Columbia, met at Austioville, on Friday evening, the
14th inst., and organized a Republican Club, #Hh the
following list of officers and committees :
President D. LILLET.
Vice Presidents— C'lutrles 11. Ballard, John Morgan,
Secretary —S. B. Blood.
Treasurer— E. Haven.
Corresponding Committee Juhu H. Calkin, William J
Young, Franklin W. Keye's.
Executive Committee— James C. M'Kcan, Esq., Alvali
M. Cornell, Ceo. Furnian, Selim Haven, N. E. Calkin,
Nathaniel Morgan.
The Republicans of Burlington Township seem to have
the honor of forming the first Club iu the county ; hut
our had luck alone entitles tliem to it. A number of our
Republicans met two weeks earlier for the purpose of ef
fecting an organization, but in consequence of some fail
ure in the notice, the final organization was postponed to
the 14th inst. We know that the Republicans of Burling
ton are hard to beat, but we do not intend to conic out
second best on election days. Of this wc give them tair
>llow me to add, Mr. Editor, that 1 hope every town
ship in the county will immediately follow the example
of Rurlington and Colum 1 ia. Rofore the nomination of
a candidate for President at Chicago, a Republican Club
should be found in every election district, and immedi
ately u|H>n the announcement of that nomination, every
Club should meet for the purpose ot ratifying it, and re
solve to work for the cause and the candidates, lroni that
day to the poll closing iu November. So thinks
Yours truly, D. LILLEY.
Columbia, April 15, I^6o.
REMARKS —And so think we. A Republican Club in
every township should be orgauized and ready to go to
work immediately after the nomination at Chicago. The
experience of 1856, was. that the townships relying most
upon their own exertions, affected the most for the Re
publican cause.* We again earnestly call the attention of
our friends to the subject. And we shall be glad to re*
ceive and publish the proceedings of such meetings.
The members of Franklin Fire Compa
ny, No. 1. will meet at the Engine House next Saturday,
(April 21) at 4 o'clock, P. M., for parade and exercise,
with the Engine. A full atteudance is desired.
J. W. MIX, Secretary.
©2fTlic Ilradford County Medical Society
will meet at the Odd Fellows Ilall, in the Borough of
Towanda, on Wednesday, May oth, ISGO, at 104 o'clock,
A. M. Subject for discussion," The Pathology and Treat
ment of Rheumatism."
E. H. MASON, Secretary.
G®- CHAKI.ES M. MAXVILLE lectured by in
vitation of the Sons of Temperance, at the Baptist Church
on Friday evening last. I-ong a worker in the vineyard
of Temperance reform, a wide experience and large ob
servation, qualitied liiin to aim some powerful blows at
the terrible evil now casting its dark shadows over the
land. An appreciative audience testified their satisfac
tion in the liveliest manner, and seemed to go away de
fiiay A supplement to the act for the assess
ment auk recover}' of damages on tlic line of the North
Branch Canal passed the Legislature last winter, which
extends the time for filing claims to the first of June next
and also extends the time (or the Commissioners to cum
ple their work for an additional period of six months.
NOTICE —The Ministerial and Layman's As
sociation of Troy District, will meet at the M. E. Church
in this place, on Tuesday the 24th inst., at 2 o'clock. P.
M. Rev. I). E. CLAIW, of Troy, will preach in the even
ing at "i o'clock. The public generally are cordially in
vited to attend at the meeting of ihe Association.
Towauda, April IG, lt>Go. S. NICHOLS.
"S," is informed that we respectfully decline
publishing the poetry sent us. It contains some faults
which the author could not tail to seeoua careful perusal.
—♦ -
CHILD FOUND. — On Thursday morning, April
5, Mr. CHARLES M. HOWARD, of Franklin, Su-wjuehanna
county, found iu his barn a bundle, which on examina
tion disclosed an infant about a week or two old. Fresh
tracks were discovered leading to the barn, atxl as it had
recently rained, there was no difficulty in tracing them.
The tracks appeared rather small for a man and large for
a woman. It was found that the person had come from
towards Montrose, and after turning half a mile out of
the way to leave the child, had passed on down Snake
Creek, towards New York State. Mr. Howard gave no
tice of the iraif to the township authorities, and efforts
were made to discover the depositor, but so far as we
have heard without success.
A. M. SFAXGLER, Esq,, No. 19 North Sixth street, Phila
delphia, has reached its eighth number, and like wine,
improves with age. We have no hesitation in pronounc
ing it the neatest Agricultural periodical in the country.
We can assure onr readers of this much, that Mr. Span
gler knows all about such matters and by following his
lead they will not go astray. This publication is so cheap
that if our farmers were acquainted with its character,
there is none so poor, but what would have a copy of it,
One dollar per annum, published monthly.
fag" The editor of the Tunkhanuock Re
publican has been shown, while at Mr. BROWN'S in Tunk
hannock, last week, a pair of Steel-yards said to have
been brought over in the May Flower. They were large
and would weigh correctly any weight from one to three
hundred, and were similar to those of modern make,
varying in their ancient appearance and genuine material.
aged and respected citizen of Wysox, died suddenly, on
Friday afternoon last. He was at the house of a neighbor,
and apparently in the enjoyment of good health, when he
was stricken down by disease of the heart. Mr. H. was
a member of the Presbyterian Church, and noted for his
zealous advocacy of anti-Slavery principles and temper
ance reform.
BtaU The ludian Doctor advertises that be
wdlbeatthe Ward Honse, next week, with N tine's
remedies for disease, when an opportunity will be afford
ed of consulting him.
The N. Y. Tablet says that no one
•' merits higher praise or more grateful remembrance
from every sou of toil than the Hon. Mr. Grow of Penn
sylvania. He has been the unflinching and untiring ad
vocate of the poor man against the land monopolist. He
has ever been ready with an amendment or a bill to effect
his object."
&ST" B. S. RUSSELL k Co., it will be seen
by a card iu to-day's paper, hive opened a new Banking
Honse in this place.
jfcafTbe barn of J. P. HORTON, in Wilraot
township, was destroyed by fire on Friday night last, to
gether with six head of fat cattle, a span of horses, Ac
Loss, about SI,OOO. The fire was the work of an incen
J©- A private letter from Cassius M. Clay,
dated the 10th of April, says : " Our trou
bles with the November Committee are, I
trust, ended forever. We are left to the eu
joymcnt of our constitutional rights, and to
press on that divine revolution which will for
ever make them unnecessary."
rratiClfnfl .JWcmorairtiums.
LAWRENCE, K. T. Mutch 25,1860.
History occosionally gives us some funny
specimens of the legislative talent of our great
men. It is said that the law-making power of
Pennsylvania, in 1874, passed the following
resolution, " That no member of the legisla
ture will be allowed to come into the house
barefooted or eat his bread and cheese on the
steps." Who ever reads the history of Kan
sas, twenty years from now, will undoubtedly
laugh at some of the strange freaks of our
Territorial Fathers. Last winter a bill pass
cd both branches of the legislature to the ef
fect, that, owing to the want of suitable ac
commodations for the members at Lecompton,
that body remove its session to this place
(Lawrence), This act called forth a veto from
our Very Democratic Governor, SAMCEI. MEDA
RY, who returned the bill with the idea, no
doubt, of having witnessed its annihilation.—
Some member, however, called it up again
and it was passed over the veto by a two
third vote. The Governor and his party pre
tended to question the constitutionality of the
act, whereupon the majority of the two houses
removed to this place leaving the minority in
session at Lecompton.
Lecompton is the capitol of the Territory
where the legislature will meet, except when
they adjourn to Lawrence, until Kansas be
comes a state ; that body will then hold its
sessions at Topeka, the city designated as the
State Capitol.
The very atmosphere of Lecompton is taint
ed with the rufliian democracy. It was, durintr
the Kansas troubles, the general rendezvous
of banditti hordes. It is located upon the
Kansas river, eight miles above this place, and
contains only a few rough looking dwellings—
several liquor shops and a pro-slavery newspa
per. These being the sole accommodations
for members of the legislature, it is no wonder
that they wanted to " pack up " and leave.
There seems to be trouble iu the democrat
ic family,—one portion of it cannot sympa
thise with the sentiments of the other ; for in
stance Hon. S. A. DOUGLAS holds that Terri
torial Legislatures can, constitutionally, pass
laws excluding slavery, whereas the President
and his admirers say that neither Congress nor
the Legislature of the Territories have the
power to do it. The following is a report of
what Senator DOUGLAS said in Congress, not
long since : " When the question came up he
would show that the very night the Kansas
and Nebraska bill passed, he said the sole ob
stacle to the repeal of the Missouri restriction
was that the people of the Territory might ex
clude slavery there. No man who heard him
then could have the excuse for not knowing
that he held the Territorial Legislature could
do it.'' The Buchanan faction are or pretend
to be hostile to these sentiments. A demo
cratic convention, of the Buchanan stamp,
held at Fraukport, Kentucky, after passing a
minority report amended by additional and
more ultra demands for a slave code, openly
and unanimously denounced Douglas and his
political friends. The Illinois Democratic
State Convention, held at Springfield, passed
resolutions stating the true doctrine of the
democratic party to be that neither Congress
nor the Territorial legislature has the power
to exclude slavery from any Territory of the
United Stotes, but that the people thereof,
when they fonn a State government have the
right to permit or exclude slavery, as they
choose, —declaring that the principles of squat
ter sovereignty is calculated to promote dis
cord, disunion, treason and murder, us is prac
tically illustrated iu the Harper's Ferry affair,
and expressing full confidence in the national
administration, including its policy upon the
slavery question." Douglas is thus discarded
by his democratic brethren in Illinois, the
state he now represents in the Senate.
The following extract, however, from a late
paper, if true, exhibits a meanness of char
acter on the part of James Buchanan, rare
ly if ever before witnessed in a President,
of the Uuited States. A Washington corn s
pondent of the -Vctr York Express says " that
to gratify his personal malignity agaiust Sena
tor Douglas, the Fresideut of the Uuited
States, has descended so far as to go to the
ladies of members of his Cabinet and ask of
them to cat Mrs. Douglas, avid put her under
their social ban.'' Can these domestic broils
be sufficiently quelled to euab'e the par'y, as
a unit, to support a candidate for the Presi
dency ? Wc shall see.
It is amusing to read the " ravings'' of the
Southern press now-a-days, especially those
emenating from Richmond. The Enquirer of
that city, Richmond, says : " The election of
a Black Republican advocate of the " irrepres
sible couflict" will be the withdrawal of the
states supporting such election, from the
Union. Such an act would be a dissolution
of the Union as formed .by our fore fathers."
The most sensible political article we have
seen from Southern pens, is taken from the
Confederacy, a paper published at Atlanta,
Ga. The writer among other things says that
Hon. W. 11. SEWARD possesses honesty of pur
pose and the highest order of talent. He
closes his communication with the following
appeal to both North and South. " Let the
North stand up to her great representatire.
Meet in sectional convention at Chicago and
nominate Wra. H. Seward for the Presidency.
Let your great statesman be brought forth.—
Let the South meet in convention and nomi
nate her candidate for the Presidency. Let
him be to the " manor-born," a statesman, true
and tried. Let hira be every inch a southern
man. Let the trumpet sound the charge.—
Let the Constitution be our watchword. Let
us meet our enemies at Phillippi. Let us con
quer or die." Amen to that sentiment. We
at the North are ready to meet the issue.
(J. W. Brown of this place has discontinued
the publication of the Herald of Freedom.—
The Herald, we believe, was the first paper
published in Kansa3 Territory. The first
number of it was printed at Coneautville,Craw
ford County, Pa. It bailed from Lawrence,
and was circulated soon after the date of the
first settlement of this place. Upon the arri
val of Brown's press a canvass tent was erect
ed for its accommodation which was used as
an office until a more aristocratic building
could be procured. For several years the
Herald was regarded as a Free State Journal,
and being well conducted its circulation in
creased to nearly eight thousand ; it then
found its way into every Free State, and its
weekly visits were hailed with ecstacy by its
nnmerous and attentive readers. At the sack
of Lawrence the press was partially destroyed
by the enraged Missourians who openly de
nounced the principles it then advocated. G.
W. Brown began cautiously to depart from the
Republican faith. Ilis Republican friends
then forsook him and he worked into the open
urms of the National Democracy, who now
regard him as their property. Good night.
THE LATE FRESHETS. —Our exchanges from
the West are filled with accounts of damages
done by the late flood, which appears to have
exceeded any experienced in the Ohio Valley
for several years. The Monongahela reached,
on Wednesday, a stage nearly as high as at
the greut freshet in 1852. After the rise had
stopped for some time, it again commenced,
and at latest accounts the river was swelling
at the rate of four or five inches an hour,
while the rain stiii continued. A Pittsburg
paper estimates the destruction of property,
in the single article of boats, at $16,000. The
people of the lower part of the Alleghany
valley suffered still more scvererely. Most of
the city of that name was under water. Fami
lies were driven from their dwellings in hot
haste, or compelled to take refuge in the upper
stories. Whole streets were flooded, to the
depth of several feet in some instances, and
that part of the city bordering on the river
completely deluged. The destruction of prop
erty in lumber, household goods, Ac., was im
mense, and can only be ascertained after the
flood subsides. On the tributary creeks num
erous buildings, feures, hay-stacks, and the
like were swept off, and grain fields destroyed.
The railroads also suffered severely from land
slides and washing away of their tracks, caus
: ing a stoppage of the trains iu several in
IN* CONGRESS.— It is now pretty well ascer
tained that the Homestead Hill will be vigor
ously opposed in the Senate, by leading Dem
ocrats thereof. Messrs. MASON, IIIXTF.R, and
others, declare that the bill proposes the in
crease of Free States, and that the Slave
' States will not have a ghost of a chance un
' der its operation. Those gentlemen are part
ly right. Slavery can only flourish where the
wealthy few have a monopoly of the soil.—
! The Homestead Hill proposes to limit dona
| tions to IfiO acres to each person entitled to
pre empt. Slave labor cannot thrive on small
farms, and therefore it is not at all strange
that the Democracy desire the defeat of the
Homestead Bill. Will the people bear these
facts in mind ?
65f*Thc fast line, known as the Pony Ex
press, connecting the further extremities of the
telegraphic wires of the Atlantic and Pacific
systems, has brought news from California in
the unprecedented time of eleven days. But
fur a failure of the line in Missouri, the feat
would have been accomplished in ten. We
thus have information of the arrival of the
United States steam frigate Powhatan at San
Erancbco, bringing the Japanese embassy,
consisting of four persons, two of the higher
order of Japanese nobility, with companions
of an infirior grade. The party stopped at
Honolulu by the way, where they were re
ceived with proper respect and attention. At
San Francisco every token of honor was paid
to the Legation A public reception, at which
the dignitaries of the State, officers naval and
military, the foreign Consuls, and prominent
citizens assisted, was given 011 the 2d inst.,
and all efforts were made to gratify the curi
ous strangers. The Powhatan was to leave
in a few days for the Isthmus, where the Em
bassy was to be transferred to the Roanoke,
now awaiting it at Aspinwall. The time the
party is to spend on the Atlantic side is limit
ed to one month. The San Francisco news is
otherwise uuimportant. The determination
appears to be to retain the State capitol at
Sacramento, as a large appropriation had just
been made to erect buildings. The Bulkhead
bill was under discussion iu the Legislature,
with great exeitemeut attending the contest.
The Legislature is to adjourn ou the 24th
From tlie Carson Valley region the mining
account* lose none of their splendor. The
Spanish Claims, as the leads first opened are
styled, are yielding $20,000 a day ; •while
numberless other discoveries promise yet great
er richness.
ing, two prisoners in the Bucks County jail es
caped. They dug through a wall eighteen
inches, and a stone wall two feet thick, when
they knocked down the jailer, siole his keys
and escaped. One was a burglar, under ten
years imprisonment, and the other a horse thief.
A heavy reward is offered for their arrest.
sa&ißaaasa v
By Rev. R. Van Valkenbcrg, in West Franklin, t the
house of the bride. Mr. BYRON K. BENEDICT, of
Wysox, to Miss IIATTIE A, SMILEY", all of Bradford
County, l'a.
May suns to come, as round they wheel,
Their golden moments bless,
With all a tender heart can feel,
Or lively fancy guess.
In Towanda township, April 4th, EDWARD THOMAS,
son of llirain C.aud Elizabeth Fox, aged one year, six
months aud seven days.
" And Jesus said, Suffer little children to come nnlo
me, and turbid them not, lor of such is the kingdom of
God.'' *
Is jnst receiving a splendid assortment of
Corner of Main and Bridge utg.
For farther particulars, see Reporter next week
Towanda. April 16. IS6O.
mm Msilpiliassi,
THE undersigned have opened an office in the hnildlnr
owned hy Burton Kingsburv. for the transaction ,5
Tbey will receive money on deposit, and allow Intern*
on,the same, according to the length of time it remain,
in their hands.
They will also receive money on deposit, payable on th*
depositor's check. on demand.
They will furnish drafts on the East, in sums to suit
purchasers, at the current rates of Exchange.
They wUI collect notes and drafts payable at any placa
in the Union accessible to a Bank or Banker.
Persons desiring to remit money to their friends in the
Old Country can be furnished with drafts to any amount
from XI sterling, upwards.
From their long experience, and.the facilities which
they possess, they hope to receive a share ol the busiue,,
appertaining to such an Office.
They refer by permission to the following :
The American Exchange Bank, AVtt York ;
Messrs. E. W. Clark & C 0,.) , , ~
" C. Emory A Co., f /
John A root , Etmira.
O. M. Hollenlstck, Esu., ) „
Hon. J. N. Oonyngham, f " dku Barrt.
Messrs. J. M'Cormtck, )
" R. J. Ross, - Hirritburs.
. " William Bneliler, )
Towanda, April 17.1*60.
IT IIK undersigned would respectfully inform
. the Indies of Towanda and vicinity, that they are
now prepared to do all kinds of DRESS MA KINO in the
latest and most fashionable style, and cheaper than at
any other establishment in the f'ounty.
**■ Rooms one door I*low Beidleman's block, at the
residence of A .J. Noble. MRS. A. J. NOBI.E
April 16, 1 HOI). MISS J. H. HALE.
New Arrival of Boots & Shoes
N E L N ' s .
f /olios" celebrated serge 1/mg GAITERS, at NELSON'S.
I .adit-.' serge bottomed GAITERS, at NELSON'S.'
Indies' French kid heeled SLIPPERS, at NELSON'S.
Ladie-' kid and morocco BOOTS, (his own
make and warranted not to rip) at NELSON'S.
Misses' serge Congress G A ITERS, at NEICON'S.
Misses' ki<l Congress GAITERS, at NELSON'S.
.Misses" French kid heeled SLIPPERS, at NELSON'S.
Child's copper-toed SHOES,at NELSON'S.
Infant's SHOES,at NELSON'S.
All kinds of BOOTS and SHOES, at NELSON'S.
Gent's Oxford TIES, at $1 63 and il 75, at NELSON'S.
Gent's thick and kip BOOTS, 12 73 A?!, at NELSON'S.
Gent's calf peg'd BOOTS, f3 30 to *4 30, at NELSON'S.
Gent's calf sewed BOOTS, $3 and $3 30. at NELSON'S.
They are determined not to be undersold, at NELSON'S.
They have engaged the services of Mr. WEBB,
of New York city, a highly finished work
man. to make first class pegged and sewed
I.adir-' calf SHOES and BOOTS for 88 cts., •
$1 00 and il 25, at NELSON S.
Ladie.-'Kid BOOTS made to order, for il
37V and #1 62V, at NELSON'S.
Call and leave your measure, at NELSON'S.
All kinds of Repairing, done at NELSON'S.
All kinds of Country Produce taken for Boots
a id Shoes, at NELSON'S.
Towanda, April 16,1*00.
TIIF EXCITEMENT which has hecucaus
ed by the selling of GOODS so cheap at the
seem- to tie -tiil greater thi- spring, on the arrival of the
Largest and Cheapest stock of MEN'S A BOY'S CLOTH
ING, of every style and grade ever nffi-mi in thi- mm
ket ; together with * tme stock of H ITS. CAPS, UM
Feeling under many otili gat ions for your patronage for
the last few mouths, I beg leave to call your attention this
spring to my stock of Goods, and only ,-r-ft yon t > call and
examine ami ynlge for yourselves. You will find a grod
assortment of
jyTh'W wanting CLOTHING, please glre us a call,
ami we will endeavor to please you.
TOW.HHU, April 17, IMk
WANTED. —Five hundred men as Agents
to travel in either of the States of New York,
Ohio, Michigan. Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, lowa, Con
necticut and Rhode 1-dand. A man of good character
and ordinary business talent, with a cash capital of s?ort,
can find constant employment, with plensure and profit,
aud the man of enersy, perseverance and economy may
secure a fortune, as the agency may continue from three
months to 2.1 years. Agents wishing to trare! in the state
of New York can lie immediately employed, and in Ohio
the first of June nest. For further particulars enquire of
the subscriber, at Towanda, l'a.
April 10, I*6o. A. WICKHAM.
V"OTICE.—The subscribers offer to sell the
copy right to B GLIHDEN'S FORM DOCKET for
Magistrates, ( Aldermen and Justices,) for any of the
States of'the Uuion, except l'enniylvania and Ohio, at
prices ranging from SIOO to slooo.according to situation,
size and population. Great inducements are offered pur
chasers, as the copy right does not expire until A.D.lB*".
B. ULIDDEN. Friendsville.
April DC Dsn. A. WICKHAM. Towanda.
SALES. —By virtue of writs
LA of Vend. Expo, issued out of the Court of Common
Pleas of Bradford County, to me directed and delivered,
will lie exposed to public sale nt the Court House in the
Borough of Towanda. on FRIDAY, MAY 11,1869, at
1 o'clock P. M., the following lot of land situate in
Rome tp., bounded north by land of Joseph Bennett, and
Rockefellow. east by land of E. C. Boardman aud James
Giltert, south by lands of Daniel Russell and Nathan I),
llill. west by lands churned by wife of defendant, Thomas
E. Hill. Containing seventy-five acres, more or less,
about twenty-five acres improved, one framed house and
a few fruit trees thereon.
AI .SO -The defendant, Thomas F. Hill's interest in all
that certain tract, lot, piece or parcel of land si'nate in
Rome tp., bounded north by land of Joseph Seely, east
by land of Thomas F. Hill, the defendant, south by land
of Nathan D. Ilill, west by land of John Passmore. Con
taining fifty-six acres, more or less, about thirty acres
improved, one framed house, one framed barn, anil a few
fruit trees thereon.
Seized and taken in execution at the suit of O. H. P.
Kinney and Ralph Gore vs. Thomas F. Hill.
ALSO—The following lot, piece or parcel of land situ
ate in North Towanda tp., bounded north hy land of
Stephen A. Mifls and William ETwell, east by Sugar Crock
south by land of David Rutty, west by land of Silas
Mills. Containing one hundred ami fifty acres. more or
less, about ninety acres improved, with one framed dwel
ling house, a framed barn, a citler mill, a work shop, a
blacksmith shop, a corn house, and an apple orchard
Seined and taken in execution at the suit of O. P. Bart
lett vs. Ezra liuttv.
Sheriff"s Office, Towanda, April 16, iB6O.
of an order of the' Orphans' Court of Bradford Co.,
wiU be exposed to pubfic sale at the TROY HOUSE, in
Tmy Boroneh. at 3 o'clock, P. M., of FRIDAY, MAY 11.
I UWO, a tract of laud in Troy township, the estate of Hub
bard J. Williams, a minor child of Johnson Wffliams Id.
late of said township, deceased, bounded as follows :
Beginning at a stake ra line of lands of S. W. Payne,
and corner of lands of John Smith ; thence north alms'
the line of S. W. Payne eleven rods or thereabouts to *
stake Rnd stones ; thence south by other lands of Hub
bard J. Williams one hundred and eight jierches to a stake
and stones standing in the north fine of the Hubbard lot;
thence east hy the same eleven perches to the west line
Of J. M. Smith ; thence by the same north one hundred
and eight perches to the place of beginning. Containing
about six acres, be the same more or less, .ill improved-
Terms made known ou the da y of salb.
A pnl 13,1300. GtuudiaiN