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[From Bell's Life, May 20.]
Our readers and the public generally will
hail with delight the announcement we now
make that ou Friday last Tom Sayers and his
gallaut opponcut met by appointment in our
office, and settled their dispute iu the most
friendly manner. Sayers was accompanied by
Mr. Gideon aud two other friends, and Jack
Macdouald appeared as adviser of lleenan.
Several propositions were made on both
sides, in the presence of all parties, which,
however, ended iu smoke. The lirst proposal
on behalf of Ilecnan was that the old belt
should be cut in half, that each should take a
moiety, and that each belt should be made
complete by subscriptions raised by either side.
Sayers at once replied to this that he would not
consent to give up the old belt, or any part
thereof, adding he would rather die iu the ring
than allow any portion ot it to go out of the
country. We then suggested Tom should re
sign the old belt into our hands to be fought
for by other aspirants, and that each champion
should head a subscription to purchase a fac
simile. to be handed to his adversary. We re
presented that the feeling iu the country was
unanimous, especially among tne higher classes
that both men had doue enough for honor and
renown ; that by agreeiug to this proposition
neither wpuld be giving a poiut to his adver
sary, and that it would be a method of settling
the affair which would meet with general ap
probation. Ilecnan at once asscuted to this,
but Sayers, after conferring with oue of his
friends, said he would give Hccnan a new belt
but would prefer keeping his own, for which he
had fought so long. This was was another
hitch. Jt was clearly Heeuan's object that
Torn should not have the original, or, at any
rattf, the whole of it, as he considered this
would be tantamount to a defeat ; and at this
stage of the proceedings we had fears that
after all no amicable arrangement would he
made. It then occurred to us that, if the men
were left alone with us, aud allowed to state
their own individual wishes, unbiassed by the
opinions of others, in all probability we could
put them together. A hint was sufficient;
the friends of both instantly left our sanctum,
and iu live minutes the men shook hands in
the most friendly way possible, and agreed to
our proposal that each should have a new
belt, that the old one should he left with us,
nnd that iu the event of Hcenan's thinking tit
to remain in this country and defend it against
all comers for three years, it should become
his own. Tom undertook not to pat In any
further claims for it, intimating that he should
-now retire from the Ring, aud leave its for
tunes and its vicissitudes for younger men.—
lleenan, in a few well-expressed word--, said ho
had always respected our champion as a brave
man, aud one of the wonders of the age; he
had come over to try whether he could lick
him, and he was bouud to acknowledge he
found in him an adversary quite as good, or
even better, than he expected, and lie might
udd, now tkat the question of the belt was
done away with, what he could not have said
publicly before, viz. : that even had he defeat
ed Tom Sayers iu the Ring, it was his inten
tion to have given tire belt right back to him
on the spot, feeling it would have been far
from mauly on his part to have deprived so
good a man of his hard-earned trophy after
waiving his rights so far as to allow him a
chance of trying for it. Tom replied in suita
ble terms, that he had always respected
lleenan ; he looked upon him as a brave man,
and the best he had ever met, and he consider
ed him in every way worthy to uphold the
position of Champion of Euglaud should he
feel disposed so to Jo.
THE CHOPS. —Ucucrally the intelligence in
regard to the crops is very encouraging. The
long drouth which threatened a famine in the
Northwest has beeu broken by copious rains.
41 The fields are green, the fruit trees arc in
•bloom already, verdure has commenced luxuri
ant growth, and all nature looks refreshed and
invigorated." The Milwaukee .Vcwx says "if
the pleasant weather continues but a "short
time longer, no fears need be entertained that
the harvest which is to follow will far exceed
iiu bouuty and fruitfulness its predecessors for
many years." The St. Paul (Minnesota)
Pioneer is informed by a gentleman who has
travelled over large portions of Minnesota,that
all sorts of crops are iu a better condition than
ever before known at that season of the year,
and more than double the amount of ground is
under cultivation than last year. In Kansas
the prospect is not so favorable ; the drouth
continues, and its bad effects are very severely
felt. The prospect is good in lowa. The rye
harvest will be very large. The Miehigau pa
pers speak of the wheat crop as looking re
markably well. Short crops are predicted in
Kentucky. The Louisville Journal says, " We
liear many complaints about wheat in this
State." Grain and fruit promise well in Penn
sylvania. The Pittsburg Journal thinks the
fruit crop iu the Western section of the State
will be unprecedented. The wheat crop nev
er looked better throughout the State, and is
advancing finely the crops iu New York are
also flourishing fiuoly,
XI4.f.ED BY THE TORNADO. —Netty JonCS,
daughter of E. Jones, late of Elmira, was in
stantly killed at Portsmouth, Ohio, by the
falling of a wall upou her, during the terrible
toruado which visited other cities at the
West, on the 21st inst. Mr. Jones and the
balance of his family escaped uninjured. Nettie
Jones was an interesting child, about five years
old, and her many acquaintances here will be
chocked to hear of her suddcu death.
—Mr. Jones' dwelling was badly injured by
the tornado, and about half his furniture and
household goods destroyed. The damage done
in Plymouth by the tornado is estimated at
$lOO,OOO. —Elmira Press.
SENATOR DOUGLAS' HOUSE UNROOFED.—A
severe thunder storm accompanied by wind, on
last Sunday evening, in Washington City, un
roofed Mr. Douglas' residence and caused the
.interior of the house to be seriously damaged
by water. Political old woman say it is omin
ous of the scalping, Douglas will get by the
political 6torm at Baltimore on the 18th of
FI.ATTEP.IMC SlGNS. —There is but one Dell
and Everett paper in this State, the Philadel
phia Evening Journal. In New Jersey all the
Fillmore papers of '56 have come out in favor
of Lincoln and Hamlin, while in New-York we
know of but one which refuses to support the
Republican nominations. The home organ of
Mr. Fillmore the Buffalo Commercial Adverti
ser, iu an able well-written editorial, assigns
its reasous for hoisting the Lincoln and Ham
lin flag, la Delaware the ablest Fillmore
journals are warmly er.dprsing the CbjVngo
iletos front all ilatlous.
The Right Rev. Provisional Bishop Potter,
of the New York Diocese, is about going to Europe for
the benefit of his health, to return before the Dioeesau
Convention in the autumn. Bishops Chase of New
Hampshire, Whittingham of Maryland, aud De Laneey
New York, will officiate during the summer in his stead.
—The Boston Transcript says that a length
of fifty miles of the Atlantic Cable from the shores of
Trinity Bay has been taken up, and found fractured at
the spots indicated by the instruments. A similar length
is to be taken up at the other end, and it is then sup
posed that it will carry messages.
—One of the Spanish vessels captured off
Vera Cruz by the Home Squadron is said to have been
prepared for a slave voyage to Africa after fulfilling the
terms of its charter on the Mexican coast.
—The Greenleaf k Taylor paper mill at
Springfield, Mass., was destroyed by fire early on Sun
day morning, May 20. Loss over $20,000 ; insured for
—The people who rcscncd the fugitive slave
from the officers at Troy, some weeks ago, have paid his
master SGSO, and secured his freedom.
—The steam plough of Mr. Waters is at
work on the prairies. It turns six furrows at once, nine
feet in width, and ploughs an acre iu less thau half an
—The President of the Connecticut State
Agricultural Society announces that the cattle dtstemitcr,
which is so fatal in Massachusetts, has made its way into
Connecticut. Cattle have died of it iu Stafford, Tolland
—Mr. Consul Harris at Yeddo, who was
reported dead some time since, was in improving health
—Prince dc Joiuville, now travelling in this
country, denies that lie ever told the Rev. Eleazer Wil
liams that lie (Williams) was a Bourbon.
—Mr. B. Farwell, a clothing merchant at
Corning, committed suicide last Friday morning, by
hanging himself in his barn. Depression of spirits is
said to have been the cause. He attempted the same
thing four years ago in his store, but was foiled by the
breaking of the rope. He was found by his wife with
the rope around his neck, dead.
—The Pittsburgh Chronicle says the oil
fever, notwithstanding the rather doubtful character of
the news fruut Venango and the adjacent districts, ap
pears to be on the increase. Large numbers of people
arc engaged in searching for the greasy lluid.
—The Methodists iu France count at pres
ent 152 chapels, or places of worship ; 2D ministers, 6
c-'lporteurs, 72 local preachers, 1 110 members, 6a oil
trial, and 2891 pupils iu the Sabbath Schools.
—Col. li. l'\ I'crry, ouo of tlio Delegates
from South Carolina to the Charleston Convention, has
published a letter disapproving of the secession and ex
pressing a willingness to stand upon the platform adopted.
—The pie-plant leaf is said to be poisonous.
Every member of a family out west were recently made
dangerously ill by eating the leaves of this plant, which
had been cooked tor greens.
—Three or four ex-Prcsidcnts of the United
States were in New York last week—Messrs. Van Buren,
Fillinorc and Pierce—and all of them in excellent health.
Mr. Van Buren is aged 78 ; Mr. Fillmore aged CO ; lieu.
Pierce aged ofi.
—The works of the Montour Iron Compa
ny at Danville, rolling mills, furnaces, engines, lands,
foundry and machine simps, will be sold by M. Thomas
& Sons, at Philadelphia, on Ith September next. The
Catawissa Railroad will be sold by order of the Supreme
Court on the 2d of July.
—John Labenburg, a carpenter, while re
cently crossing one of the high bridges on the Cattawissa
railroad, slipped and fell off the bridge, a height of fifty
feet, breaking his back, and causing his death in about
one hour after the act'ident. He was 3o years of age,
and leaves a wife and live children.
—A son of Capt. Thomas Eppley, of Mon
toursville, Lycoming county, aged ten years, fell from
his father's canal boat, while lying at Harrisburg, and
was drowned. The hoy was engaged in lishlng with a
drop line when lie fell overboard.
—A puddlcr, by the name of Patrick Ca
hill, died suddenly in the Montour Rolling Mill, from the
effect of drinking cold water while in a state of profuse
perspiration. He was a single man, 36 years of age,"an
Irishman by birth, and bore a very good character.
—A young man at Lock Haven named
M'Manigal, while engaged with'othwn in " jumping " or
leaping trials, inflicted an internal injury on himself,
from which he died after much suffering.
—Mrs. Daniel Rice, wife of the ring-j'ester,
was robbed on Saturday morning, of several hundred
dollars, while on her way to Baltimore, from Washington
—There is no doubt that Dr. Hayes will be
ready to start on his Arctic expedition on the fifteenth of
June, ii' the citizens of New York fullrt th promise of
assistance they have made to biui.
—There is said to be two hundred thousand
Jews in the United States.
The steamer II P. Lass, with one hundred
and fifty passengers, bound from New Orleans for Cin
cinnati, snagged, and sunk, when fifty miles below Mem
phis. Twelve passengers were lost.
—A letter from the Secretary of the Great
Eastern Steamship Company to the Mayor of New York,
states that the monster would leave for this country on
or about the first of June.
—A railroad from Chambcrsburg to Get
tysburg is agitated by the people of Franklin and Adams
ionnty. A survey has been completed and the route
found of easy grade and very practicable. 11 intersects
the " Tape Worm " six miles from Gettysburg—leaving
only twenty miles of new road to construct.
—Mrs. Lynn, a pretty young widow, raw
hided a man by the name of Aganbrad, in Syracuse,
Tuesday, for maligning her good name. The man struck
her during the operation, indicting an ugly looking bruise
over one eye. They were both arrested, and the man
promised to fully retract everything he had said.
—The Pittsburgh (Pa.) Gazelle states that
Charles Higby, late Postmaster at New Brighton, Beaver
county, Pa., has become crazy from the effects of spirit
ualism. He embraced the delusion some years ago, and
became gradually more Infatuated, until a lew days back,
when his mind gave way, and his friends have been com
pelled to send him to the asylum.
About three weeks ago a lad named Dai
ley, residing near Sylvan Grove, Dale District, Somerset
county, was bitten by a rattlesnake on the arm. Not
withstanding the free use of antidotes, the limb swelled
to an immense size, became black, and burst; the lad
died two days afterwards in great agony.
—John C. Botsford, of Laporte township,
Sullivan connty, has a sheep, only four years old, which
has given birth to ttn lambs, all of which are living.—
Each alternate year, she gave birth to three lambs. It
this can be beaten, Mr. B. says, his ewe is ready to try it
—The Circuit Court of the United States
for the Western District of Pennsylvania, will commence
in Williamsport, on Monday, the 18th day of June.
—The laborers on the Snnbury and Erie
Railroad Dear Warren have been discharged, and work
suspended. It Is said work on the Middle Division will
bo continued with a diminished force during the Summer.
—A barn belonging to Mr. Caldwell, near
Turbutsville, Northumberland county, was struck by
lightning on Saturday morning and entirely consumed.
—The wheat crop in Georgia is beginning
•a ripen and harvest w.il soon comment"
E. O. GOODRICH, EDITOR.
Thursday Morning, June 7, 1860.
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ABRAHAM LINCOLN, of Illinois.
FOR VICE PRBWENT,
HANNIBAL HAMLIN, of Maine.
AND'W G. CURTIN, of Centre Co.
LINCOLN, mm & CURTIN.
Will hold a Meeting at the Court House,
Saturday Evening, June 9, 1860,
For the purpose of responding to the action of the Chi
cago Convention, in placing the standard of
Republicanism in the hands of
"Honest Abe Lincoln," and Hamlin.
Hon. D. Wilmot & H. W. Tracy,
Delegates to the Chicago Convention, have been invited,
and will address the meeting.
liy order, 11. 1,. ADAMS, Captain.
*@-The llouso of Representatives at
Washington was tho scone Thursday of another
of those disgraceful brawls which have especi
ally distinguished the present Congress. In
the course of debate upon a question relating
to the Covode Committee, Mr. Tappan, who,
having obtained the floor, yielded it, as he had
a right to do, to Mr. Train of Massachusetts.
Mr. Houston of Alabama, in a most unjustifia
ble way objected to this arrangement, and eon
tinued talking in spite of many calls to order.
When Mr. Train was able to make himself
heard, he remarked that he should consider
himself guilty of gross impropriety as a raemb
er and a gentleman, if he insisted en speaking
when he had no right to the floor. To this
perfectly justifiable remark Mr. Houston, in
that bullying spirit so common with Southern
members, chose to take exception, and asked if
it was meant to apply to him ? Mr. Train
replied that what he said lie meant, and should
stand by it. Whereupon the other called him
a disgraceful liar and scoundrel. A scene en
sued which, except that blows were wanting,
would be considered anywhere else a row, and
one that ought to be suppressed by a squad of
policemen. Mr. Houston, at length, asked
pardon of the House, for a violation of the
rules, but offered no apology to the gentleman
whom lie had so grossly insulted.
fta?*" The United States Mail steamer
Vanderbilt arrived at New York Monday
morning, bringing three days'later intelligence
from Europe, which is of considerable import
ance. The Neapolitan troops had been defeat
ed by GARIBALDI, on the 16th nit. The position
of Monreale, which commands Palermo, had
been invested by his troops, and a rumor was
current that Palermo, or, at least, a portion of
it, was in the hands of the populace. The
royalists everywhere were much discouraged ;
the people wero universally jubilant. A band
of 500 volunteers had reentered Tuscany. On
the 19th ult, sixty Pontifical gendarmes and
said to have encountered three hundred and
fifty Garibaldians in a grotto near Montetias
couc. A coutest ensued, in which the latter
were defeated, the brother OKSINI being killed
but owing to the darkness of the night the
Papal troops fired upon each other in error,
killing five of the soldiers and two officers.—
Papal troops, with a supply of artillery, were
leaving llome for the frontier. England had
not yet given her consent to the assembling of
a Conference for the settlement of the Eastern
question, but she is understood to agree with
Austria aud Prussia as to the maintenance of
the integrity of the Ottoman Empire. The
House of Lords had rejected the bill for the
repeal of the paper duty, by a majority of 89,
Lord LYNDHUBST asserting tho constitutional
right of the House to reject it. In the Com
mons Lord PAI.MF.RSTON moved for a Commit
tee to examine precedents from such a course.
In the race for tho Derby, Umpire was badly
beaten. ALBERT SMITH, the popular author
and lecturer, died on the 23d ult.
flay On Saturday, in the Superior Court of
New York, final judgment was rendered in the
Forrest divorce case. The Court ordered that
Mr. Forrest should pay iuto the United States
Trust Company in New York, for the benefit
of Mrs. Forrest, the sum of $35,593, being the
amount adjudged, and also $909,98 for costs,
j J®- A special dispatch to the Savannah
Republican, dated Cedar Keys, 29th iustant,
states that advices had been received there
that Lieutenant Maflit had captured a French
bark with a cargo of five hundred Africans.--
The vessel aiul the negroes were carried to
Key West, on the 25th
flay The Overland Pony Express, with
California dates to May 18, reached St. Joseph
Monday afternoon. A party of volunteers to
chastise the marauding Indians had been organ
ized under Major Ormsby, and while proceed
ing toward Pyramid Lake they were attacked
by the Indians, who were lying in ambush.—
The engagement, which was much to the ad
vantage of the Indiarn, lasted some two hours
when the ammunition of the volunteers be
came exhausted, and they were obliged to re
treat. The Indians then came out from their
hiding places, and poured volley after volley
upon them. Of the volunteers, 21 were known
to be killed ; 3 wounded ; fate unknown, 43 ;
returned alive, 38. Among the killed was
Major Ormsby, llenry Meredith, a distinguish
ed California lawyer, Mr. S. Specr, Richard
Snowdon, Mr. Arlington, I>r. Jader, Charles
Dcxant, James Lee, F. Johnson, Chas. McLeod
John Fleming, J. Anderson, Andrew Schealld
Mr. Kvezorwitch, John Garmbo, A. K. Elliott,
W. Hawkins, Geo. Jones, Wm. Mcintosh, O.
McNaughton. United States troops and fresh
volunteers had gone out to protect the Ameri
cans in the mountains. S. M. Williams, Sec
retary of the American Legation in China,the
bearer of a copy of the recently ratified treaty
with that Empire, had arrived at San Francisco,
and was to leave for Washington by the
steamer of the 20th of May. The other news
was not important.
V&r The friends of General Sam Houston
held a public meeting in the city of New York
ou Tuesday evening, and formally, by address,
presented him to the people of the United
States as a candidate for President, in spite of
party conventions, cliques, t and caucuses. —
General Houston has writton a letter stating
that his name was placed before the Haiti more
Union Convention without hiseonsent. He is
willing to be a candidate for President only on
condition that he be taken up by tlio people,
without regard to party and party conventions.
s►2?* The death of Theodore lhirkcr, which
occurred at Florence on the 10th, will bo uni
It will be remembered by our readers, that
Theodore Parker went to the Old World some
months ago, from declining health, and his nu
merous friends and admirers hoped bis com
plete recovery. Hut ho has gone to rest in a
foreign land. Ho was ono of the greatest men
of the present age, and his memory will lie re
vered, and his eminent talents venerated by
thousands who disscutcd from his opinions.
TIIE JAPANESE KMIIASSV. —A telegraphic
dispatch from Captain Pupout announces that
the Japanese, after leaving Wa.-hingtoii will
proceed to New-York, resting on the way for
a few days at Baltimore and Philadelphia.—
This contradicts the statement that the Kmbas
sy will visit Niagara, Buffalo, Albany, ui.d
Boston, before coming to N"cw-York.
DEATH OK MR. NCXEMACIIER. —Mr. N'uncin
acher,Senator from Berks, died at his residence
in tiiat county ou Monday last, llis health
was feeble at the commencement of the last
session, and he was obliged to return home
long before the adjournment. The term for
which lie was elected does not expire until next
year, so his deatli creates a vacancy to be tid
ed at the fall election.
IHy- The Senate, Thursday, in Executive
session, spent four hours in deliberation over
the Mexican treaty, and oventually rejected it
by a large majority. The Republican mem
bers, with the exception of Mr. TRIMISU.L, of
Illinois, voteil against the ratification.
Hicks, the pirate and triple murderer,
was sentenced, Thursday, to be hung on Bed
loe's Island opposite the Battery, 011 the loth
of July next. He received the sentence un
j®*Mr. Appleton, late Assistant Secretary
of State, has been eoulirmed by the United
States Seiiete as Minister to Russia, and Mr.
W. 11. Trescott of South Carolina is appoint
ed to his plaec in the State Department.
RAILROAD CAR FOR THE PRINCE OF WAI.ES.
—The editor of the Hamilton (C. W.) Spec
tator has inspected the railroad car intended
for the use of the Prince of Wales and suite on
the Great Western Railway. He says : "In
its size and outside appearance tiie car will be
similar to an ordinary first-class ear, except in
its painting, a part of which will be the Prince
of Wales' arms, and some beautiful panneling.
The principal feature of the inside is the spaci
ous salon, 20 feet loug by 0 feet wide. The
6ides, ends and partition of the room arc richly
ornamented with pedestal, eoruice, pilaster and
DESTRUCTION OF A lIAII.ROAD TRAIN 15 V TWO
MISCREANTS.—A correspondent of the Boston
Traveler writes from Springfield, 111., under
date of May 19th, giving the following descrip
tion of a scene lie witnessed near that place :
—" Eighty miles from Chicago is Spring Creek.
There we passed a wrecked-engine, tender and
three cars, tumbled down the embankment, and
made into old iron and oven wood. Those who
do not believe in the depravity of the human
heart will please listen to the story. A con
ductor put two hard-looking fellows from the
train the week previous. They swore revenge
and on the night of the 17th, stole a crowbar
from the company, removed a rail with the
iutention of precipitating the train into the
Creek, and then lay down iu the woods to be
hold with fiendish delight the fatal plunge. On
came the train in darkness, in an instant all
was a wreck. Strange to say, though there
were sixty persons on board—though the cars
were broken almost beyond possibility of repair
no one was injured. The miscreants rushed out
to obtain plunder, but were disappointed, and
subsequently found themselves in the hands of
the officers of justice."
LOCAL AND GENERAL.
A Scholarship in the Binghamton Com
mercial College, for sale at this office.
flirir Shipments of Coal from Towanda by
the Barclay It. It. A Coal Company. Navigation opened
Monday "til, 1800.
Shipments for the week ending June 2,.. ..1213 tons.
Previous Shipments, 3808 "
Amount for the season 5021 "
Amount for same period last year, 4103 "
Increase, ;.... 922 "
ATHENS, June Ist, 18C0.
EniTon REPORTER— Dear Sir: On Monday evening lust
the Republicans of Athens Borough and Township, held
a meeting in Patrick's Block, for the purpose of forming
a Republican Club. Gen. HORACE WILLISTOX was
made President. Five Vice-Presidents, two Secretaries,
Treasurer aud an Executive Committee of five persons
were chosen. The meeting was largely attended, much
enthusiasm prevailed, and the utmost confidence was ex
pressed in the nominees—AßßAM LINCOLN, of Illinois;
mid HANNIBAL HAMLIN, of Maine, for President and
Vice-President—of the recent Chicago Convention.
It was unanimously resolved to build a " Wigwam."—
You may confidently expect to hear a good report from
this place and vicinity at the next Presidential Election.
Another meeting will be held to-morrow evening.
Yours, Ac., J. N. EVANS, Cor. Sec.
MASONIC CEI.F.BRATION AT OWERO.-—WC learn
from the Owego Gazette that the members of the Ma
sonic Order in that village have determined upon cele
brating the approaching anniversary of St. John's Day,
on the 25th of June, and are making arrangements ac
cordingly, having already engaged WILLIAM STEWART,
Esq., Editor of the Binghamton Daily Republican, as
Orator of the Day, anil sent out numerous invitations to
the Lodges within hailing distance.
ExiT.o.® lON IN A COAL MINE. —An explosion
of fire-damp took place at Stanton's mines, near Wilkes-
Barrc, on Thursday afternoon. A son of Mr. Brodcrick,
and Harry and Miles Edwards, were ascending the shaft
at the time. The foree of the explosion broke the car
riages, and they were precipitated to the bottom, killing
them instantly. One man was also injured.
GEOROE SCOTT, of Cuttawissa, has been
designated by Columbia County, as the choice of that
county for the Democratic candidate fur Member of Con
gress from the 12th District.
TKII- TO THK OUI WORLD.—JOII.V ARNOT, Sr,
huly and daughters, of Klmira, sail fur Europe on the
lath in tie .steamer Vunderbi:t. It is their intention to
first make tlio tour of Kiigl.mil, Ireland, Scotland and
Wales, and then proceed to the Continent* where they
will vi-it such points of interest as inelination may dic
tate. The period of their absenee they have not definite
ly determined, but it will probably consumu nearly a
THE RECENT STORM.— We learn from the
Wllliaiiispi)-t I! tzrllr that the recent storm did lunch in
jury to the corn crop in some parts of Lycoming County.
Previous to this, the prospect of good crops was very
llattering. The fruit crop was not much injured, so far
as wc can learn.
WVOMINO VOCAI.ISTS. —These popular per
formers will give a Concert nt Alpha Kpsiloii Hall, on
Friday Kveniug of this week. This troupe has given
great satisfaction in the neighboring towns, and we have
the testimony of persons acquainted with them that tliey
are gentlemen, ami possess rare musical abilities. We
have no hesitation in recommending them to the notice
and patronage of our citizens.
The W ilkeslJarre Record of the Times, says :
" We have scarcely ever taken up our ' Local Items '
pen to record so brilliant a sin-cess as that achieved on
Saturday evening last by the Wyoming Vocalists. They
excelled the Hikers and the tliitehhisons, and Tulle equal
eil the Continentals. We take pleasure in couimuiulinc
them, singly and collectively, to the kind attention and
patronage of any intelligent community and audience
they may appear before in other towns and cities."
Mr. C. 11. PATCH, of tlio late Grocery
firm of I!. PATCH A Co., of this village, has removed
to Towamla, Pa., and commenced the Crocery business
there. Having long been acquainted with Mr. PATCH it
gives us pleasure to recommend him to the favorable con
sideration of the Towanda people, as a gentleman who
combines rare social qualities with the elements of busi
ness success, and is eminently deserving of confidence—
SUDDEN DKATH. — We learn from the Cler
mont llerald. published at Felicity, Ohio, tlio sudden
death of J. HINT, Jr., a son ol Maj. J. HINT, of this
County. The Herald remarks
" We announce with painful regret the sudden death
of our friend and neighbor, J. Hi NT, jr., who died at bis
residence, in Chilo, on Wednesday afternoon last, the !th
inst., of Inflammation of the Lungs. Mr. 11. made his
arrangements on Thursday last to attend the meeting of
the Poet's Union at Richmond, but not feeling very well
thought he wonlil lay down aud rest till the boat came
down, but failing to get better, he gave up his trip, and
from that time to the day of his death (six days alter)
he grew worse constantly, yet not so as to lie confined to
his bed all of the time. 15ut a very few moments before
his death lie was up, and at the window. His death will
lie deeply felt by all who know him. As a poet he had
no superior ; as a business man, a long and aetive prac
tice for years, had made him a master hand ; as a father
and husband, lie was ever gentle, kind and affectionate,
and as a man, in the broad sense of the term, he was be
loved by all who knew him. We deeply sympathize with
his wife aud family, who have so recently !>een called up
on to follow to the grave three of their number,—as it
will be remembered that the family lost two children but
a few months since."'
The Widc-Awakes will meet at Mer
curs llall, this (Thursday) evening, at 8 o'clock.
fltgrThe Bradford County Teacher's Asso
ciation will meet at Canton, on Thursday and Friday of
teir Wc take pleasure in again calling at
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The live publications will secure to the subscriber a gen
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TAKING THE CENSUS. —Friday last was the
day fixed upon for tlic Deputy Marshals to take the Cen
sus. Under the Act of Congress it is made the duty of
the manufacturer, the farmer, the mechanic, and all oth
ers, to impart to the Marshal all the information required;
and we doubt not that our citizens, who have just reason
to be proud of their statistics, will furnish the desired
facts when called npon. For the purpose of enabling
our readers to answer the interrogatories satisfactorily,
we present a synopsis of the law showing the information
necessary to be given :
PERSONS.— Name of person whose usual place of
abode on the first day of June, 1860, was in your family ;
profession, occupation, of each male person over fifteen
years of age ; place of birth—naming the State, Terji
tory or country ; whether deaf, dumb, blind, insane,
idiotic, pauper or convict; whether married' within the
>ear ; whether attended school within the year - persons
over twenty years of age who cannot Jd
and the value of real estate owned by each individual.
AjRicu,.TRKAI„- llow many acres of land improved
and unimproved; cash value of farm ; value of fanning
mplcments and machinery ; number and value of horses"
mules, asses, working oxen, milch cows and other cattle'
•beep and swine ; amount and value produced durin- the
year ending June, 1800 ; of animals slaughtered ; wheat
rye Indian corn, onto, wool, buckwheat, barley, mark*
garden produce, butter, e'eese, hay, clover seed, other
INDUSTRIAL— Name of business, manufacture, of pro
duct ; capital invested in personal and real estate - ii
business ; quantity, kind and value of raw materials
used, including fuel; kind of motive ]*ower, structure or
resource; average number of male and female hands em
ployed ; average monthly cost of male and female labors
respectively ; quantity, kind and value of animal product.
<'OST OP LABOR. —Average wages to farm hand per
month ; hired by the year and boarded ; average wages
of a day laborer with and without board ; average wm.-s
to a female domestic per week, with board; average price
of board to a laboring man per week.
DEATHS— Name, age and sex of every person who
r died during tl.e year ending June I*oo, wh use usual pla. e
of abode at the timo of his death was in your family
married or widowed ; place of birth naming Stater
Territory r country ; the month in which the per n
died; profession, occupation or trade ; disease or came
A refusal to answer the questions propounded sub
jects a person to a penalty or 30, to I* sued for and re
covered by the Marshal for the use of the United State..
We trust that a proper feeling of local pride will indu, c
every one to answer the questions truly and fully • and
we doubt not that the result will show an increase of
wealth aud population in our town and comity that will
• much surprise people abroad as well as the mass of our
PERSONAL EXPRESSIONS OF LINCOLN. A cor
respondent of the New-York Post thus speaks
of " the coining man."
" Liacolu received us with great,audioine
surprising urbunity. 1 had seen him before in
New-York, and brought with me an impres
sion of his awkward and ungainly manner ; but
in. his own house, where he doubtless feels'hitn
self freer than in the strange New-York circles
he had thrown this off, ami appeared easy, if
not graceful. Ho is a tall, lank man, with a
long ueck, and his ordinary movements are
unusually angular, even out West, ilis con
versation is fluent, agreeable and polite. Yen
see at once from it that he is a man of decided
and original character. His views are all his
own ; such as he has worked out from a na
ti ut and v;.r cd s -rutiny of life, and not such ; s
lie has learned from others. Yet he cannot
be called Opinionated.
One thing Mr. Lincoln remarked which f
will venture to repeat, lie said that in tlio
coming Presidential campaign he was wholly
uncommitted to any cabals or cliques, and
that lie meant to keep himself tree from them,
and from all pledges and promises.
Mr. Lincoln's early life, as you know, was
passed iu the roughest kind of experience on
the frontier, and among the roughest sort of
people. Yet, I have been told, that iu tin;
face of all these influences he is a strietlv tem
perate man, never using wine or strong drink •
and stranger still, e does not 'twist tin- filthy
weed,' nor smoke, nor use profane language of
any kind. \\ lieu we consider how common
these are all over our country, particularly in
the West, it must he admitted that it exhibits
no little strength of character to have refrain
ed from them.
" Mr. Lincoln is popular with his friends
and neighbors ; the habitual equity of his mind
points him out as a peace maker and composer
of difficulties ; his integrity is proverbial ; and
his legal abilities are regarded as of the high
est order. The intbriijuel of 'Honestold Abe,'
has been won by years of upright conduct,
and is the popular homage to his probity.—.
lie carries the marks of honesty iu his face and
—lt is well known to those who know any
thing on the subject that no President ha&evur
yet entered upon the duties of his office so un
incumbered by piciigos with regard to appoint
ments as Mr. Lincoln will be when his is inau
gurated in March next. On this subject The
Chicago Press <> nel Tribune has some highly
interesting statements. According to that
journal, oil Monday preceding the nomination,
one of Mr. Lincoln's trusted friends addressed
iiiiu a note, telling him that his prospects were
improving, but that at the last moment, it
might be necessary to say a word here and a
word there for securing the support of certain
interests ; and the writer of the note asked
that he, with two other friends when he nam
ed, might be empowered to " negotiate," if
negotiations should become necessary. Wo
saw Mr. Lincoln's reply. It was worthy of
Washington, lie said, "No, gentlemen; I
have not asked the nomination, and 1 will not
now buy it with pledges. If lam nominated
and elected, I shall not go into the Presidency
as the tool of this man or that, or the property
of any faction or clique." It is proper, adds
The Press awl Tribune, that our Republican
friends East and West should understand that
he has not made and will not make any pledges
of any kind by which his action iu the distri
bution of public patronage will bo clogged or
embarrassed if he is elected. We mean that
he has made no promise of any sort for any
purpose whatever ; and if we know the mau,lie
will go through the canvass as he has begun it
—free. Wc make this statement for the bene
fit of the wiseacres who have already organiz
ed his Cabinet, appointed his Foreign Minis
ters, and generally distributed the patronage
which will fall into his hands, and for the
benefit, further, of the patriotic gentlemen who
will bo'impelled to make a journey to Spring
field for the purpose of magnifying their servi
ces, past aud prospective, and securing at tlio
same time a promise of reward for what they
have done or expect to do.
gesir A lire occurred in Wilkes lJarre in tlio
early part of last week. The buildings between
the comity jail and the Slocum property, next
to the American Hotel, are reported to luiv
been burned. Loss, $20,000.
In Smithfield, en Thursday. M.iv 31, WM. by W.Bar
ton. Ksq., Mr. J. C. Dli WITT to Miss C. A. HICKS,
both of Burlington.
On the same day, by the same, Mr.ROf.T.IN' II VURISO.V
_ to Miss C. A. DE WITT, both of West Burlington.
At the house ol the bride's father, ill Pike. M O'
by Rev. K. F. Roberts. Mr.CIIAULKS II1"T< '"- NH •
to Miss POLLY J. ELLSWORTH, both "f ' * ke -
Portrait & Landscape Painter
II'ARH BOUSE, '/'"II A.\ DA.
A FELL a.vsoitiiietit of FAMIIA ORO
l\ CKRIES just received aud lor tie cheap a.^.^