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ilrtos from all iiatlons.
A young girl, the daughter of a lawyer
in Toledo, Ohio, being struck with a longing to become
un actress, rail awsy from hunts and went to Detroit.—
Applying to as many theatrical managers as she could
find, she received the same answer from all—a negative.
She then disappeared, and had not bccu found at latest
A man was arrested in Memphis last
Thursday, who, three years ago. robbed and murdered
the Sheriff of Genesee County, New-York. He made his
escape, and nothing more was heard of him until the
above mentioned time, when lie was recognized in the
street by a gentleman fromXew-York, who caused his ar
—Forest, the tragedian, has expended over
$lOO,OOO in his attempt to free himself from his wife.
—Mr. 11. Lowell, of Syracuse, N. Y., has
adopted a novel way of renting houses. He has a num
ber of houses, and to each tenant he ofTcrs the inducement
of a daily newspaper.
—Twenty thousand Swedes and Norwegians
arc reported to be getting in readiness to embark for the
United States early in the coming summer. They will
bring much wealth with them, and what is better, they
will bring confirmed habits of morality, industry, and
—Now that most of the towns have been
heard from, it appears that Michigan has chosen 117 Re- j
publican Supervisors, or 'J27 more than the Democratic, j
In eight towns the Democrats have made gains, and over j
this success they have set up a shout of victory, while j
they carefully suppress the fact that they had lost 29 j
townships which they had last year.
—The Republicans of Marshall County,
Virginia, met at Dallas on the bth last., and past-eel reso
lutions opposing the extension of Slavery, and favoring
the Homestead bill ; after which delegates were appoint
ed to the Wheeling Convention.
—A negro was put into a box at Nashville
last Friday and shipped for Cincinnati, the intent of the
parties being io make him free. On the arrival of the
train at Seymour, Ohio, careless handling started off a
part of the cover and disclosed the fugitive, who was
sent back to bondage.
—A few evenings siuce a lady in Lexington,
Michigan, was playing upon a melodcon, when a mouse
emerged from a corner of the room, ran tip trembHugly
to the instrument, then ascended the dress of the perform
er into her lap, and finally nestled under her basque. The
little animal was in such a high state of ecatacy that it
was utterly powerless, and had the performer continued
longer it would probably have expired.
—lt is estimated that from 8,000 to 10,000
nter ore at this rnomert r> marche for Tike's Peak, and
tl. a. i new population of at least 50,000 will have been J
introdne -n ' t'v. The rush from the western states
exceed any riiiiiior excitement that has ever licca wit-i
neesed in this country.
—The live story marble front bu'lding next j
west of the Sherman House, Chicago, has beeu sold as it ,
sti>ds,to be TV ir.ored, tli- t the hotel enlargement may '
go up. The Tribune says : '• It i- a new thing even for
Chicago thus to move marble structures, but we don't
still at such things."
—The Roanoke, which has gone to Aspin
wali to meet the Japanese Embassy and bring them to
Wash ugton, is one of the new forty-gun steam Frigates,
and nearly double the power and speed of the Pmrhatan,
which brings them to Panama. Their first experience in
liaih ad ..... 1 ..ill Li across the Isthmus of P>nama.
—The Florida Democratic State Convention,
on Monday, indorsed tlic resolutions of the Senatorial ]
Democratic Caucus, which require Congress to legislate
for tb< prote tiuu of Slavery iu the Territories.
—Ex-Gov. Corwin and Francis P. Blair,
Jr., arc to address the Virginia Republican C onvention,
v Licb raeets at Wheeling on the 2d of May.
—A correspondent writes from Chineudega,
7- a: -gua. but the Hon. IJcvcrty Clark,the United States
Minister to Guatemala, is dead ; and th t be f re he diiJ
he was divorced from his wife, and received as a monk
Into the order of the San Franciscans.
-—The salaries of the Judges of the Sp
preuie Court are fixed in the appropriation bill at $3,400
each. The bill as it originally passed the House, made_
the salaries $3,200 each. This was increased by the Scn
;.te to $3,600, and finally compromised by the Committee
of Conference at s;'• 400.
—The agent of an English Iron Company
lately died, when investigations revealed the fact that he
was a large defaulter. llis heirs paid the enormous sum
of $1,100,000 to settle matters. And now a further claim,
of older date, i 3 setup for £lOO,OOO more. The frauds
run through a period of thirty-three years.
—There is a gas excitement at Mendoto,
II!., rivalling the oil excitement in Pennsylvania. Peo
ple dig down fifteen or twenty feet for water, and instead
of that thud find a combustible gas, apparently inex
haustible in quantity.
—The Wheeling Intelligencer, au earnest
Republican paper, it in -tated, lias now the largest circu
lation of any journal in western Virginia,
—The trial of young Brownlow, son of the
fanous or notorious far-on Brownlow, ror the murder of
.a follow student, James W. Reese, in Emory and Henry
College, lias resulted in hi- acquittal. The verdict was
hailed with gveat applause by the auditory in the Comt
—There have been heavy freshets this week
in the Monongahcla and A'lcghcny rivers, destroying
—Springfield, Illinois, the home of Abe
Uncoln, has, for the first time in many years gone Re
publican by an average majority of 10.
—A Syracuse paper reports a fall of rain
in that city, cf the color and consistency of black irk.
Syracuse is the grand Democratic bead quartern
—Arrangements have been made for the
accommodation of the Pennsylvania Delegation to the
Chicago Convcnti in. at the " Briggs Hon -o," in that city.
All the delegates are requested to put up at that house.
Anonymous letters have been addressed to
Mr. Covodc, M. , from Pcnn-' H -viia, and Mr. Sherman,
M- C., from Ohio, threatening them with assa-diation
tia'u -s they desist from investigating charges of c erup
tion against the Locofocos.
-The oil excitement has extended from
Pennsylvania into Virginia. Two thousand acres of land
:n Wood, Wilt and Ititchic comities have been bought
and leased, and oil wells have been opened that yield
thirty barrel, per day.
-We learn from a private source that the
f-' mall Pox is raging to a considerable extent in the vil
lage of Corning, and that great excitement existed in
—While the train on the Chicago, Alton
and St. Louis Railroad was running at the rate of tweuty
live miles per hour, a passenger was added to the load by
the birtv of a strapping nine pound boy.
—Grapes are displayed in the windows of
Broadway fruiterie*, with the notice attached, $3 per
pound. It is needless to say that they are sour grapes.
—Willis Barber, of Yardleyville, Bucks
county, who was convicted at the February Court, 1839,
of arson, and sentenced to five years' imprisonment in
the Penitentiary , has just been pardoned by Governor
Heenan, alias the " Bcnicia Boy," who
was to bave fought Sayers for the Championship of Kng
land, on the lClh alt. was arrested on the Cth, and put
under bonds to keep the peace. We consider this a good
sow of cowardl-e on the part of Sayers and hie friend*,
who an loubtedly caused the •• B " arrr-t. The fight
The Busy President.
There is one point on which the Covode in
vestigation will serve Mr. BUCHANAN rather
than injnrc him. It will give the public a far
higher idea of his industry and versatility than
anything previously knowu of his career would
have led them to entertaiu. When one reads
the list of enterprises, as revealed by the wit
nesses, which he personally directed—the num
ber of " arrangements " now as the Executive,
now as "J. 8.," and now as JAMKS BUCHANAN
—one is astonished at the confidence express
ed in the close of his letter to Governor WALK
ER, that Providence would bring him through
them all. He must be either a very sanguine
man, or a very audacious one, to expect any
such interpositiou on his behalf. lie not only
looked after BRIGHAM YOUNG and Kansas in
the first year of his Administration, but he
took special charge of almost all the Democra
tic newspapers iu the country. He fixed the
amounts which were to be paid to these strug
gling organs out of the proceeds of the public
printing, and at what times they were to be
paid ; and more than all, he selected the par
ticular newspapers that were to receive the
He acted, mereover, as editor-in-chief of
the Constitution —had all the principal leading
articles read to him, and as these generally
consist of foul-mouthed abuse, we may fairly
conclude that he arranged the epithats,names,
and now and then suggested one of additional
force. He looked after the disposition of the
various Government contracts ; saw that they
were not awarded to the lowest bidder, but to
the bidder be most loved, aud who could com
mand most votes. He wrote private notes to
the Attorney General to prevent the render
iufr of inconvenient opinions ; and more wou
derful still, he looked after the bribery at the
various State elections, indicated the general
policy of the expenditure, aud when necessary
get up sham parties with the public noney, in
order to confound the cueuiy. In snort, no one
can rise from "the perusal of the revelation
about h:3 pursuits, contained iu the evidence
before the Investigating Committee, without
being astonished at the man's activity and en
ergy. If he had only served the United States
with half the zeal which he seems to have dis
played in the service of the Democratic Party
be would certainly have beeu at least an effi
cient President, and wou'd have left the Chair
with credit, if not with honor. Bat through
out the whole of his labors he seeins never to
have spent a thought upon the country at
large and never to have recoiled from anything
that seemed likely to advauce the interests of
his owu faction. Iu the service of the latter,
he appears to have spared neither labor nor
conscience, nor honor. Wc hope it has some
reward in store for him, commensurate with
the sacrifices he has made for it.
We think we may add, in conclusion that
tragic as is the aspect which the greater por
tion of this shameful record wears, there are
touches of the ludicrous in it, over which the
most sorrowful of patriots may be permitted to
chuckle. The last, aud best by far, is Mr.
BUCHANAN'S indignation against Attorney Gtu
eral BI.ACK, which seems likely, it is said, to
lead to be learned gentleman's retirement from
the Cabinet. BLACK'S offence is, that so cou
fident was he of the President's honesty, con
sistency and veracity,that he refused to believe
that he ever wrote such a letter as that to II
J. WALCF.R while supporting, or preparing to
support, the Lecompton bill, and deuied its
existence with faithful fury. If there is any
thing in this world which ordinary human na
ture is apt to feel grateful for, it is a friend's
faith in one's goodness and truthfulness ; for it
is the highest compliment that friendship can
pay. Buehananite human nature, however, is
an entirely new article, and has got rid of all
the amiable weaknesses ; so BLACK, instead of
beiug thanked in an agony of repentant humil
iation for his frank devotion to an unworthy
object, is about to be kicked out tor his " im
prudence !'' BUCHANAN embracing BENNETT
for denouncing him, has its counterpart in
BUCHANAN abusing BLACK for not knowing him
to be a humbug.
WHAT IS HE? —What is Gen. Foster ? Is
lie Lceompton or Anfi-Lecompton ? One por
tion of the Democracy claim him to be the for
mer, while the other portion say he is the lat
ter. Isut Gen. Foster dare vol eome out and
ay which faction he belongs to. He dare not
openly express his opinion on this critical ques
tion. He is not in possession of sufficient moral
courage enough to do so. It is true that he is
cither, as it suits his interest, but to come out
openly and take an independent position, he
dare not.— Miners Journal.
How can we better answer our Pottsvillc
contemporary's question than by givingJDcpnty
Secretary Dieffenbach's opinion of Gen. Foster
in his paper of J.iu. 9, ISoT. Mr. Diffeubach
then said :
" He (Foster) is a lawyer, has served two
or three terras in Congress, and is now a mem
ber of the Legislature, lie did not distingu
ish himself in either of these positions, and he
may not be as able as his friends represent him
to be, for they have a fashion of making great
men of rather scanty material in the western
part of the State."
This was said when Henry I). Foster was a
candidate against Forney, for U. S. Senator
A few days later, Mr. Diffienbach, said in the
columns of his paper the L union Democrat.
"As to Foster himself we know but little
about him. We spoke of him before the Sena
torial election as one who had served in Con
press and the Legislature, but had wholly fail
ed t distinguish liimwlf. We might have add
t-d, tiiat he had not .succeeded in making known
tj the people of the State that such a man
lived. We said that he had friends in the
western part of the State, who spoke of him in
high terms, but as they had a fashion of mak
ing great men out of small material in that
quarter, we did not know whether he was all
iiiat he was represented to be. But he was
now succeeded in making himself known, and
no one will now have much difficulty in measur
ing his calibre, his patriotism, or his love for
the Democratic party. His selfishness, his
factiousness, his weakness and puerility stand
out conspicuously to the gaze of the public.—
He Las voluntarily placed himself beyond the
pale of the Democratic fold, and there let him
stand, or fall, or wallow,as best suits his tastes.
We admire an independent man, but despise a
puerile factionist. That littleuess of soul that
stubbornesa for independence, characterises
selfishness under all circumstances, and we have
never seen a more thorough exhibition of these
traits than has been exhibited by Henry D.
Foster throughout the recent Senatorial strug
—There arc a hundred ami sixty-five soldiers
of the Revolution <ti!l living. Tli iouncest of them is
eighty-nine years old-
E. O. GOODRICH, EDITOR.
Thursday Morning, April 26, 1860.
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BUCHANAN'S KANSAS LETTER TO WALKER.
The illustrious SKOBBLE, whose reckless, im
pudent and indecent oratorical efforts were
secured to aid the Democratic cause in this
District, during the campaign of 1856, has
again turned up. Latterly, SNOBBLE has been
non est inventus. Before his star had waned he
managed that his admiring friends should 'bleed'
financially in sums varying from $25 to $250.
Plainly, he had borrowed money from every
every political and personal friend in this sec
tion, which money was to all intents and pur
poses a permanent iuvestmeni. Rumor speaks,
too, of drafts drawn upon imaginary funds,
which drafts were cashed by unsuspecting
friends, who found that they had paid dear for
even SXOBBLK'S autograph.
Wc have often wondered what had become
of the Inimitable, the great SNOUHLK ? We
could not believe lie was hiding his light un
der a bushel. We could not understand how
a Democrat of his transcendent services and
magniloquent abilities should be kept iu the
back-ground. We felt eertaiu that sooner or
later SXOBBI.K would break loose, and astonish
a gazing world. But we had little expecta
tiou that we should feci called upon to pay
him the tribute of our admiration. We did
not anticipate that good might flow even from
his performances. But so it is, for, by some
means, the Covode Investigating Committee
on Wednesday had before it no less an import
ant personage, than our quondam acquaintance,
ELLIS B. SCHXABEL. In the course of his
testimony lie stated he had seen aud read the
celebrated letter fiom President BUCHANAN', to
Gov. WALKER, dated 12th of July, 1857.
The existence of this letter and its contents
have long been known, but for some reason
Gov. WALKER has refused to give it publicity.
Mr. S. narrated also, a singular conversation
with Attorney General BLACK, in which that
functionary made use of certain expressions,
calculated to convey the idea that no such let
ter was in existence, and otherwise uot partic
ularly complimentary to Gov. W.
Gov. WALKER being summoned before the
Committee, and being informed us to the tes
timony of SCIIXABLE, became wrath, and pro
duced the letter, which now, for the first time
is given to the public. We print it in another
! column, aud the reader will see that it ueeds
no editorial comment. The course recom
j mended to Gov. WALF.R, to be pursued in
j Kansas, formed afterwards the very reasons
I assigned for his removal. If anything was
necessary to fix the stigma of the basest
j treachery upon President BUCHANAN, this let
ter would be sufficient in itself. Coming at
i this late day, it can do him little injury, be
cause the judgment of the American people
lias already stigmatized his Administration as
the most vascillating, corrupt and disgraceful
ever known in the history of this Nation.
The obloquy of this disreputable transac
tion falls upon the miscalled Democratic party.
The National Administration has been the
1 poor tool in the hands of the Slaver j propa
. gandists, whose efforts to crush the Free State
' settlers in Kansas have caused so much of
' violence and blood-shed in that territory.—
i The Democratic party consents to these de
: partnres from principle and outrages upon un
i offending settlers, and upholds the instigators
aud perpetrators. It should be enough to sat
isfy any candid man that there is no safety
for the White Labor, so long as we have a
President controlled by the Slavery propagan
;da of the South. The wrong and injustice
, done WALKER, and the people of Kansas, af-
I ter the advice contained in this letter, should
be a warning to every Northern man, who is
deluded with the idea that a Southern dough
face, elected by Southern votes to the Presi
dency will not be found a willing and supple
tool iu the hands of the Slave-Power.
Those acquainted with both Messrs.
j Potter and Pryor say it is a mistake to sup
pose thai in an encounter with bowie-knives
Potter would bave any marked advantage
over Pryor on account of his superior weight*
, Potter is about 43 years old ; Pryor about
31. Potter weighs about 200 ; Pryor about
150. But Pryor is taller, and his arms a good
deal loDger than Potter's. Length of arm
aud vigor of muscle are, in a contest with
knives, advantages which surpass anything
! growing out of mere superiority of weight.—
Pryor, though more slender than Potter, pos
sesses one of those lithe forms, which, when
in proper condition, are always supposed to be
capable of extraordinary feats in a hand-to
hand contest with weapons like swords, knives,
Ac. At all events, any differences between
the combatants, of the sort indicated, are in
sufficient either to have induced Potter to se
lect the weapon proposed by his second, or to
warrant Pryor in whimpering about the size
and weight of hia antagonist,
THE CHARLESTON CONVENTION.
First Day's Proceedings.
The Democratic National Convention at
Charleston was temporarily organized Monday
by the choice of a Mr. Flournoy of Arkansas
as Chairman, with Wm. F. Ritchie of Virginia
as Secretary. The Soft Delegation from New
York, and the Douglas men from Illinois were
primarily admitted to seats and there rivals
shut out by decree of the National Committee
—an arbitrary act, which excited some feeling.
Committees of one from each State on Organ
ization and on Credentials (New York and
Illiuois not represented in the latter) were
then formed, and the Convention adjourned to
Tuesday morning, when it is understood that
Gen. Caleb Cushing of Massachusetts will be
made President. Tljp Committee on Creden
tials is expected to report in favor of the New-
York and Illinois delegations already seated ;
but there will be a minority report in favor of
the Wood or Hard delegates from New York,
which will hardly be disposed of without tu
mult. The Convention is full of explosive ma
terial, and the Chairman had all he could do
Monday, to keep it within boiling distance of
We judge that the ultra Southern Delega
tions who were fierce for having a Slave Code
Platform adopted first, under penalty of their
secession, will be cooled off and induced to
keep shady, finding that their premeditated
policy would play into the bands of the Doug
las men, who would like nothing better than a
bolt by three or four fire-eating Delegations
just before the first ballot for President.
The Tribune's Correspondent seems to regard
Douglas's defeat as nearly certain ; and it is
eleer that the selection of Cushing for Presi
dent is not a good symptom. But we suspect
the New York Softs are playing Possum till
after tho decision on their right to sit, after
whsch, they wdl demonstrate for Douglas. If
they do not, hie cose looks bad, since New-
Jersey a* well as Pennsylvania is reported ad
verse to him. But nothing can be clearly
seen till after the contested seats shall have
been disposed of.
Ilunter seems likely to stand next to Doug
las on the first ballot - r but we do not believe
he can be nominated in any event The De
mocracy do not mean to give us the election.
The following paragraphs from the Impor
ters at Charleston, may be taken for what
they are worth. All accounts indicate a
strong Southern opposition to DOUGLAS which
will probably defeat him.
Present signs conspire against the nomina
tion of Mr. Douglas, and rumor says that
Xew York will go for Mr. Hunter, which has
dampened the hopes of his friends, who con
cede an unexpected defection in the South,
where lie will hardly receive more than seven
Mr. DICKINSON is industriously pressed by a
few personnl supporters. The only contingen
cy in which be can be possibly considered is a
case of threatened rupture here, when the
South may tender him as a compromise candi
date, lie has ten votes in the New York
delegation. The rest are adverse.
Until Mr. Pi COLAS be disposed of no safe
opinion as to the candidate can be formed.—
Some new name may be sprung on the Conven
tion at a fortunate moment, like Mr. Polk, if
any is in reserve. Mr. PEARCE of Maryland
is suggested by some Douglas men, who have
resolved to staud by him resoulutely and pre
vent two-thirds for any other candidate, but
they cannot hold the Eastern delegations or
New York for such a purpose as they antici
pate, and hence they will fail if the expiri
inent be tried.
The Southern delegations have just adjourn
ed after a most exciting meeting. Alabama,
Mississippi, Florida, Arkansas, Texas, and
Louisiana, announced emphatically that they
would go out of the Convention unless their
platform was adopted.
South Carolina said she was not authorized
to speak yet, but would doubtless follow the
lead of Mississippi.
GRAIN PROSPECTS IN Onio.—We are grat
ified to learn from sections of the State of
; of Ohio, that the prospects for abundant
crops of wheat, rye, barley, Ac., were never
more encouraging within the recollection of
the oldest inhabitant. In regard to fruit, we
have euconrnging and discouraging reports,
but we are inclined to the opinion that the
fruit is safe—peaches may have been nipped
slightly by frost, hut the crop, if not injured
further, will doubtless prove on abundant one.
Upon the whole, with the present appearances
of graiu crops, fruit prospects and thrift of
vegetation generally, the grateful heart has
great cause to be thankful and rejoice. We
look forward with sanguine hopes for a bright
er future for the State of Ohio—somewhat
discredited, by commercial and monetary dis
asters resulting from the continued failure of
crops for a number of years last passed.—
1 Those who have sneered at, may before long
have cau- 10 court the trad: of Ohio. The
wealth is within the fertile soil of the State,
which only requires time and a few favorable
seasons to develop.— St tub. Herald.
DEMOCRATIC DOCTRINE. —Benj. 11. Brewster
a leading democratic lawyer of Philadelphia
in a public speech made a few days ago, gave
the following opinion of human slavery :
" Then, I say again that which I have be
fore said, this iirstitution of domestic servitude
is a great political necessity, social and com
mercial necessity • and I will also add that I
firmly believe it to be politically right, socu.utj
right, and morally right. It is t/tis law of God
as well as the law of man. It requires no de
We have not seen this doctrine disavowed
iu any democratic paper, but it has been pub
lished with commendation in many of thorn.—
Wc must therefore accept it as a part of the
democratic creed, that slavery is " the law of
I God as well as the law ot man "
LOCAL AND GENERAL.
AsS*Tiie Bradford County Medical Society
will meet at the Odd Fellows Hall, in the Borough of
Towanda, on Wednesday, May 9th, 1860, at 10J o'clock,
A. M. Subject for discussion, " The Pathology and Treat
meut of Rheumatism."
E. H. M ASON, Secretary.
FOR SALE. —Four Deputy Marshalships, to
take the census of Bradford County, will l>e sold to the
highest bidder. Apply to the General Manager of the
Bradford County Democracy, at Wysox.
At a meeting held at Firemen's Hall,
on Friday evening last, for the purpose of re-organizing
Naiad Engine Company No. 2, the following officers were
elected for the ensuing year :
Fortman —CHARLES H. AM.CN.
Fint Auistant—E. L. BUFFINOTON.
St rtmd Aifiitant - Cn wu.es CIIOHK.
Stcrrtary — EPHKl AM W. FMVKI.L.
Treasurer— GEOßCK WOODRUFF.
Pijitman EDWARD L SCOTT.
CONFERENCE. —A meeting of Conferees from
the counties ot the XlVth Congressional District for the
purpose of electing Delegates to the Republican Conven
tion at Chicago, on the 16th proximo, was held at Athens,
in this County, on Tuesday, April 24th, 1860.
The following Conferees appeared from their respec
tive Counties :
Bradford- -ALLEN M'KKAS, E. O. GOODRICH.
Suttptehanna - A LBERT CHAMBEKLIN.O.G. HEMPSTEAD.
Twg.i -R. G. WHITE, C. H. SEYMOUR.
Hon. R. G. WHITE was chosen to preside, and E. O.
GOODRICH elected Secretary.
After an Interchange of views, it was unanimously
Rnolved, That HENRY W. TRACY, of Bradford, Hou.
WM. JESSUP, of Susquehanna, anil Dr. A. HUMPHREY, be
Delegates from this Congressional District to Chicag>.
Mr. CIIAMBF.U I.IN nominated Wx. J. TURKKI.T., of Sus
quehanna, and Mr. SEYMOUR, F. E. SMITH , of Tioga, as a
The Conference then balloted with the following re
For Mr. TYRRELL— Messrs. Hempstead, Chainberlin
and M'Kean— * ■
For Mr. SMITH— Mews. White, Seymour and Goodrich
- 3 -
There being no choice, three other ballots were had
with a similar result, when the name of JOHN F. DONAI.D"
KON was instituted for Mr. SMITH'S. TWO balloting* show"
cd the same vote as previous!}".
On motion of Mr. GOODRICH,
Ilrsolced, That WM. J. TCRRELL and F. E. SMITH, be
elected Delegates, (in conjunction with the Delegates
previously elected), to the Chicago Convention.
On motion the Conference adjourned.
TBE LATE FIRE AT WILLIAMSPORT. —The
Williamsport Gazrttr contains the particulars of the fire
which occurred in that place on Sunday night:
"On Sunday night about nine o'clock, the cry of fire
was given on Third street near Market. Soon the flame*
and smoke, ascending from the log stable of Mrs. Sarah
Harris, on the corner of Black Ilor.se and Sugar alleys
answered the many inquiries of an excited people.—
Crowds of people blockaded the streets ahd alleys, and
much excitement prevailed. It was ascertained that the
hay in the stable belonging to Mr*. Harris was ignited by
some incendiary thr wing in a lighted torch of some
kind. The building being made of logs, having stood for
many years, and containing a considerable amount of bay
and unthreslicd grain, rapidly fid thed< stroyingelement,
and was soon in full blaze. Nothing was trken from it
except the live stock—one horse and one cow. The
wiud was not strong, blowing from the cast. The fire
men were on the ground promptly with their engines and
hose carriages and prevented the fire from getting into
the heart of the town. The next stable that caught be
longed to John B. Beck, Esq. It was a frame stable and
almost new ; this, too, was soon enveloped inflames.—
Tin co hogs were taken from this stable, nothing else be
iug saved. The fences, out-buildings,garden walks, fruit
trie and plants were nearly all destroyed. While this
stable was Imrning. much excitement prevailed among
the prnpeaty li dder.s on the east side of market street.—
pieces of burning wood fell on the roof* of the houses,
and several times they ignited, but were extinguished he
tore any damage was done. At about this juncture of
affairs, the Rescue Engine, No. 1 exploded, blowing its
brass dome about two squares from the position of the
engine. This disabled the Rescue, and it was taken to
the engine house. The Washington Engine kept up a
steady play, throwing well and doing good service. The
next stable that caught belonged to E. I!. Donnell, which
was entirely new. It contained some horses, which were
taken out, and some hay, feed, Ac., which were consumed.
Then the flames went to an old stable 011 the Exchange
Hotel property, where were arrested by the firemen
and citizens without entirely consuming the stable. The
stables occupied the full width ot tbe adjacent lots from
Black Horse alley to the canal. The losses sustained us
near as we can learn them, are as follows : Mrs. Harris
about $6OO, partly insured ; John B. Beck, between $6OO
and $7OO, partly insured ; E. 11. Donnell, aliout $600,110
insurance ; Exchange Hotel property, much less than
any of the former ; amount not known."
The llarrisburg Telegraph, of Friday
last, says that the river continues in navigable order, and
numerous rafts daily float past this point on the broad
bosom of old Susqnchanna to the lower markets A
lively lumber business is doing in Middletorvn, Marietta
and Columbia. The various railway trains from the east
come freighted with live stock in the shape of "yankces"
homeward bound, most of whom take the Northern Cen
tral trains for Northumberland and Wiltianisport. This
road Is doing a heavy passenger business at the present
time, and it will increase should the river keep up.
The Susquehanna at this place has not been high enough
, to float ofT the lumber which is ready for a freshet. The
rain of Saturday night has swollen it somewhat, and we
trust our lumbermen will soon have an opportunity to
reach a market.
A WASH®: correspondent of the Alia Cali
fornia gives the following graphic description
of the value of speculative wealth : " Every
thing boats the appearance of California in
1856. Red shirts and gray are moving to and
fro with blankets, pick and pan. In the towns
rude houses arc hastily thrown together. The
saloons are crowded. Gambling is conducted
openly—faro and rnonte tables are iu active
operation in every camp, and heavy betting
indicates a prospective wealth than present
coin. Men have claims in their own estimation
worth thousands of dollars, without a cent in
their pockets. Every man talks rich. I have
seen no man yet who thinks himself worth less
than $500,000 ; but I have seen a good many
get trusted for drinks and meals.*'
The publication of the President's let
ter to ex-Governor WALKER has not only car
ried sorrow to the White Honse, but peril to
the pcrsou of Attorney-General BLACK. The
challenge sent him by the ireful Mississippian
was declined, but with the remark, " I sup
pose WALKER will murder me," which the lat
ter gentleman is understood to regard as fit
ting provocation to that deadly purpose. In
the meantime the ex Governor has laid before
the Covode Committee the letter from Kansas
relative to Territorial affairs, which cvok.d
the President's response. Nothing eou'd more
clearly indicate the understanding with which
WALKER was sent to Kansas, aud the coward
ly treason which betrayed it.
Buchanan's Letter to Go?. Walker,
The following is a copy of Mr. Been A VAN'S
celebrated letter to ROBERT J. WALKER WHEN
Governor of Kansas :
WASHINGTON, JULY 12, 1*57
MY PF:AR SM--I duly received vour letter
of the 2Sth ult., on Friday last, and read it
to the Cabinet, then in session. The views
which it contained were not calculated to as
sure us of your success, though we did not de
spond. Hence you may judge with what sat
isfaction wc received an account of the pro
ceedings of the National Democratic Conven
tion, held at Lecorapton on the 3d inst. The
point on which your own success depends is
the submission of the Constitution to the peo
ple of Kansas ; and by the people I mean,
and I have no doubt you mean, the act in!
bona fide residents, who have been long enough
in the Territory to identify themselves with its
fute. The Legislature determined three
months as the period of residence to entitle
individuals to vote for members of the Con
vention, and if the Convention should think
proper to adopt the same period to entitle in
dividuals to vote for or against the Constitu
tion, it appears to me this would lie reasona
ble. On the question ot submitting the Con
stitution to the bona fide residents of Kansas,
lam willing to stand or fall. It is the princi
ple of the Kansas Nebraska bill, the princi
ple of Popular Sovereignty, and the principle
at the foundation of all popular government.
Tiie more it is discussed, the stronger it will
become. Should the Convculiou of Kansas
adopt this principle, all will be settled harmo
niously ; and, with the blessing of Providence,
you will return triumphantly from your ardu
ous, important, and responsible station. The
strictures of the Georgia and Mississippi Con
ventions will then pass away, and be speedily
In regard to Georgia, our news from that
State is becoming better every day. We
have not yet had time to hear from Mississiji
pi. Should you answer the resolution of the
latter, I would advise you to make the princi
ple of the submission of the Constitution to
the bona lide resident of Kansas conspicuous
ly prominent. On this you will he irresistible.
Willi the question of climate every person is
acquainted, and the more yon insist upon this,
the more will our opponents urge that we are
violating the principle of non interference at
the foundation of the Kansas Nebraska bill.
It is strange that people at a distance, who
have no practical acquaintance with the condi
tion of Kansas, should Undertake to be wiser
than those on the spot. It is beyond all ques
tion the true policy to build np a great Demo
cratic party there to maintain the Constitution
and the laws, composed of Pro-Slavery and
Free State Democrats, and if the majority
should be against Slavery, to obtain such con
stitutional provisions as will be secure the
rights of slaveholders in Missouri and o'licr
ISiatcs, and maintain all the laws guarding the
just lights of the South.
You are right in your conjecture as to tin;
cause of Judge M .ilium's appointment. We
supposed it would be peculiarly acceptable to
yourself, and that he might aid in carrying out
Col. Camming has been appointed Gover
nor of Utah. This will cause his place to bo
vacant after the brief period required lor set
tling up bis business, and 1 certainly shall lie
disposed to fill it by the appointment of Mr.
Gtn. Harney has been ordered to command
the expedition to Utah, but we must continue
to have him with you at least until you are
out of the wood*. Kansas is vastly more
important at the present moment than Utah.
The pressure upon me continues without inter
cession. I pray that Divine Providence, i>
which I place my trust, may gracioes'v pre
serve my life and my health until the end of
my term. But God s will be done, in any
With every sentiment of esteem, I remain
always sincerely your friend,
To Hon. ROBERT J. \YAI.KF.R.
THE ADAMS EXPRESS ROBRF.RY. —The safe
shoved from the New Haven Railroad train
coming to New York on the 10 li inst., was
found on Thursday, lying on the road near li.e
West port depot, Connecticut. The thief, it is
supposed, after throwing it. off proceeded a*
far as the Norwalk draw bridge, the first stop
pi: g place, and thence walked back on the
track. The safe was broken open and rifled
of its contents. The express company offer a>
reward of $5,000 for the recovery of the mon
ey, and the conviction of the robber.
THE ON. FEVER INCREASING. —We learn from
our exchanges in the north western part of this
Stete that the oil wells in that region are prov
ing to the wonderfully productive. Oae known
as the Crosby well, is suit! actually to yield
seventy-five barrels of pure oil every twenty
four hours ! This, at thirty-three gallons to
the barrel, gives two thousand fesvr hundred
and seventy five gallons, which at fifty cents
per gallon, amounts to the enormous sum of
1,237,50 per day ! The reader can estimate
for himself the aggregate per annum, reaching
more than the third of a million. There is an
other well, iu the same region nearly as pro
ductive, and many others heavily remunerative.
The wells are sunk, or rather the boring pene
trates from one hundred and fifty to five hund
red feet before reaching the deposit. In some
instances the liquid spouts above the surface of
the earth fifty feet. The per ecntagc of oil is
very heavy. It is flowed into reservoirs, and
the oil, which rises to the lop, is skimmed off.
This discovery has caused great excitement and
everybody in the region round, and many from
a distance, are rushing to the various points to
participate in the fruits of this El Dorado.—
Many disappointments and losses will follow,
while the few lucky ones will become greatly
On Wednesday. March 2Sth. at I-apcrte. by the Rev. R.
J. Douglass, Rector of Christ Church. Towand.i, avist
cd by Rev. AIM Wadhigh. Rector of St. Janes
Church, Muncy, Col. ISAAC UKUNK.It, Jr. of Slunoy,
to Miss M..RI A MEREDITH MKYI.KRT, of Iipor(e.
In Colunib:") Ohio, Thursday, April .Ith. bv the Kev.
Edgar Wo. . Rev. JCl.ll'tf POSTER,ofTowanda IM-.
t Mrs. SUSAN M. VA V DEM AX. of the former [d ue.
widow ot the late Rev. Elins Van Demon, ot Itois Co-,
At the house of the brute's parents, April 12, W,U. by < •
V. Nichols Iwi . Mr. DAVID WATERS to Miss MAR
CARET IIAKELEN, both ol Hurliugtou.