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Letters of Acceptance of Messrs. Lincoln
The following i 3 the correspondence between
the officers of the Republican National Con
vention and the candidates thereol for Presi
dent and Vice-President:
CHICAGO, May 18,1860.
. To the Hon. Abraham Lincoln, of Illinois :
SIR : The representatives of the Republican
Party of the United States, assembled in Con
vention at Chicago, hare this day, by an un
animous vote, selected you as the Republican
candidate for the office of President of the
United States, to be supported at the next
election ; and the undersigned were appointed
a Committee of the Convention to apprize you
of the nomination, and respectfully to request
that you will accept it. A declaration of the
principles and sentiments adopted by the Con
vention accompanies this communication.
In the performance of this agreeable duty
we take leave to add our confident assurances
that? the nomination of the Chicago Conven
tion will be ratified by the suffrages of the
We have the honor to be, with great re
spect and regard, your frieuds and fellow-citi-
GEO. ASIIMUX, of Massachusetts.
SrRiNGFiELF*, 111., May 23, 1860.
Hon. George Ashman, President of the Republican Na
SIR : I accept the nomination tendered me
by the Convention over which you presided,
and of which I am formally apprized in the
etter of yourself aud others, actiug as a Com
mittee of the Convention, for that purpose.
The declaration of principles and seutiments
which accompanies your letter, meets my ap
proval ; and it shall be my care not to violate,
or disregard it, iu any part.
Imploring the assistance of Divine Provi
dence ; and with due regard to the views and
feelings of all who were represented in the
Convention ;to the rights of all the States,
and Territories, and people of the nation ; to
the inviolability, and people of the nation ; to
the inviolability of the Constitution, and the
perpetual union, harmony and prosperity of all
I am most happy to cooperate for the practical
success of the principles declared by the Con
Your obliged friend and fellow-citizen,
A similar letter was sent to the nominee for
the Vice-Presidency, to which the following is
the reply :
WASHINGTON, May 30,1860.
GENTLEMEN - : Your official communication
of the 18th inst., informing me that the repre
sentatives of the Republican Party of the
Uuited States, assembled at Chicago on that
day, had, by a unanimous vote, selected me as
their candidate for the office of Vice-President
has been received, together with the resolu
tions adopted by the Convention as its declara
tion of principles.
Those re-olutions enunciate clearly and
forcibly the principles which unite us aud the
objects proposed to be accomplished. They
address themselves to all, and there is neither ,
necessity nor propriety in my entering upon a
discussion of any of them. They have the
approval of my judgment, and iu any action of ;
mine will be faithfully and cordially sustained, j
I am profoundly grateful to those with whom |
it is my pride and pleasure politically to coop
erate, tor the nomination so unexpectedly con
ferred ; and I desire to tender through you, to
the members of the Convention, my sincere
thanks for the confidence thus reposed in me.
Should the nominatiou, which I now accept.be
ratified by the people, aud the duties devolve
upon me of presiding over the Senate of the
United States, it will be ray earnest endeavor
faithfully to discharge them with a just regard
for the rights of all.
It is to be observed, iu connection with the
doings of the Republican Convention, that a
paramount object with us, is, to preserve the
normal condition of our territorial domaiu as ,
homes for free men. The able advocate and :
defender of Republican principles, whom you
have nominated for the highest place that can
gratify the ambition of man, comes from a
State which has been made what it is, by
special action in that respect, of the wise and
good men who founded our institutions. The
rights of free labor have there been vindicated
and maintained. The thrift and enterprise
which so distinguished Illinois, one of the most
flourishing States of the glorious West, we
would see secured to all the Terri'ories of the
Union, aud restore peace and harmony to the
whole country by bringing back the Govern
ment to what it was under the wise and patrio
tic men who created it. If the Republicans
shall succeed on that object, as they hope to,
they will be held in grateful remembrance by
Ihe busy and teeming millions of future ages.
I am, very truly, yours, 11. HAMLIN.
Hon. GEORGE ASHMUN, President of the Con
vention, and others of the Committee.
ACCIDENT FROM FIRE DAMP. —The Luzerne
Union notices a fatal accident from fire damp,
at the Audenrcd shaft, near Wiikesbarre, on
Thursday last. There were several pillars in
the mine, between three of which the men were
working. Beyond these it was knowu gas ex
isted. While the workmen were driving a
heading through one of the pillars, the blast
communicated with the gas confined in the
chamber beyond, and in an instant was in a
blaze. The shaft is said to be about 300 feet
deep. At the time, a son of Mr. Brodrick,
and the boss miner, named Miles Edwards,
were on the "carriage" about one-third of the
way up the shaft, fixing something at the bell
wire. The gas having no other means of
escape, shot up through this aperturo with
such force as to drive the " carriage " contain
ing these men nearly to the surface and coming
down again, dashed them to the bottom with
such force as to kill them, it is supposed, in
stantly. When taken out they were both
dead. Mr. Brodrick's thigh was broken and
he was otherwise bruised. Mr. Edwards was
also ranch mutilated abont the face. Young
Brodrick was an estimable young man, just
cuteriug upon his 21st year. There were
some ten other men working in the mine, but
all escaped injury, as they fell to the ground,
face downward, at the first indication of the
INDIANA.— We learn from our exchanges
that all the opposition papers in Indiana, in
cluding those who supported Fillmore in 1856,
are now supporting Lincoln aud Ilamlin. There
is no third party in that State, now, and the
prospect for carrying the State is bright and
cheering. The united oppositioh constitute a
majority of its voters, and all that is needed
for Buccess i 3 the Union. Hon. Henry S. Lane
the Republican candidate for Governor, will
undonbtedly be chosen at the October elec
flctos from all gallons.
—Mr. G. W. Andy of Jordan township,
Lycoming county, recently made a narrow escape from
death, from the effects of Strychnia, unwittingly and
strangely administered to himself while mixing it, hot,
with corn for the purpose of killing crows. Inhaling a
considerable quantity of the steam arising from the heat
ed water, he severely poisoned himself before he was
aware of his danger. For several days his condition was
regarded as extremely critical, but when last heard from,
we are glad to state, he was getting better.
—Two butchers in Bellefonte recently got
angry at each other and tried to " cut up " each other
into very ugly hash. Some blood was shed aud they
—The Nashville Whig is engaged in prov
ing that Mr. Bell is as good a Pro-Slavery man as could
Horatio Seymour has published a letter
withdrawing his name from before the Baltimore Con
—Silas M. Burroughs, a member of Cou
gress, from Orleans District, N. Y. is dead.
—The Louisville Democrat says : " The
nomination of Lincoln, at Chicago, is the strongest his
party could have made. We have regarded Lincoln since
1858, as their most available man."
—Judge Peter V. Daniel of the United
States Supreme Court, who died in Richmond on Thurs
day morning, was born at "Crow's Nest," in Stafford
County, Va., on the 24th of April, 1784.
—The " Union " or third partyites in New
York have nominated Gen. Houston as an Independent
candidate for President.
—A very severe hail storm visited White
Deer Valley and a portion of Delaware township, on
Saturday afternoon of last week, doing a great amount
of injury to the growing crops. Many fields of wheat
and rye were almost totally destroyed.
—The Lackawanna & Bloomsburg Railroad,
is opened to Northumberland.
—No licenses for the sale of intoxicating
liquors were given in Eric county, Pa., the present year.
—On Saturday week, Joseph Frederick, of
Trevcrton, was thrown from the Railroad near the mines,
and instantly killed.
—The commencement exercises of Dickin
son Seminary, Wiljiamsport, will take place on the 18th,
19th and 20th, of the present month. Rcv.B. B.Ham
lin, A. M., will preach the annual sermon on Sunday the
17th, and James F. Rusling, A. M., of Trenton, N.J..
will deliver the literary address before the Societies.
—We are informed that the Sun bury A
Erie Railroad will take charge of their road from Sun
bury to Lock Haven on or about the Ist of July next—
the lease of the Northern Central Company expiring at
—Lizzie Martin, a sprightly Shaker of IT
years, has plunged the community at Warrensville, Ohio,
into consternation by eloping with a young man, named
Murray. She could not persuade him to adopt long
waistcoats, so she did the next best thing, and abjured
the drab herself.
—The New York Court of Appeals, the
highest judicatory in the State, has decided that beers,
including lager beer, are intoxicating drinks. The Ger
mans of New York are indignant at this decision, be
cause it will have the effect of shutting up their Iter
shops on Sunday.
—Gerard Ilalslon, Esq , in a letter to Lord
Brougham, just made public, says that his instructions
from the President of Liberia arc to endeavor, in all the
treaties he may negotiate on behalf of that republic, to
get an article inserted denouncing the slave trad 3 as
—Wisconsin has reduced the legal rate of
interest from 12 per cent, to 10 per cent., and allows two
years (or the redemption of lands which have been sold
out on mortgages.
—Sydney Webster, Esq., of Boston, is to
be married in New York this week to a daughter of ex-
United States Senator Hamilton Fish. Ex-President
Pierce and the Hon. Caleb Cushing are among the invited
—The Madison (Iowa) Plaindealer says
that a poor miserable wretch living near Farmington, in
Van Buren county, while horribly blaspheming God on
Sunday last for withholding raiu from liis snfferingcrops,
was suddenly struck with palsy and almost immediately
—Direct shipments to Liverpool irom De
troit are of common occurrence, both by vessels and by
the Grand Trunk Railway. The stave and lumber trade
has hitherto been the prominent feature, but now pro
visions aud products of various kinds arc sent out.
—The worm has made its appearance iu the
growing whoat, in different paHs of Northampton county.
—Joseph H. Scranton was- last week chosen
President of the Lackavrana and Bloomsburg Railroad,
in place of Major McNeill, resigned.
—The coming census of Texas, it is esti
mated by those best informed, will show a population of
550,000, including 150,000 slaves.
—The new Conferences of the M. E. Church
created at the late General Conference, are Nebraska,
Western lowa, and Northwestern Wisconsin, thus form
ing 51 annual Conferences.
—The manufacture of crockery has been
commcncei in Illinois, on a scale large enongh to supply
the demand of the whole valley of the Mississippi.,
—ln Washington county, Ya., last week
Wm. Woodson, who is worth upwards of $lOO,OOO, was
was convicted of hog stealing and sentenced to one year
in the Penitentiary.
—On Saturday uight in Linden (near Wil
liamsport) a young man named Brewer, started for a phy
sician to attend his mother who was laying sick. His
long alcnce and the failure of a physician to come, soon
excited the uneasiness of the family, and apprehensive
that the young man might have met with an accident,
search was instituted. He was soon found hanging by
the throat, on the picket fencein front of his mother's
house. Dr. Treou was called in but life had departed, so
that the young man could not be restored. Nothing fur
ther is known of the cause or circumstances of this most
—Tbe Homestead Bill has been sent to a
committee of conference between the House and the Sen
ate, they having failed to agree upon its provisions
Prom present appearances there is not much probability
of the passage of a Homestead Bill at this session,
—The cost of the New York Central Tark
thus far has been $7,900,000. The sum of $2,500,000 will
be expended on further improvements.
—Henry M. rhillips, who was tendered
the commiseionership under the treaty with Paraguay
has notified the President of his declension.
—The farmers of all the Eastern States are
becoming greatly excited by the evident spread of the
—Seven of ths twelve swans presented by
the city of Hambnrg to the city of New York were found
dead iu the lake of the Central Park Tuesday afternoon,
and it is supposed they were poisoned, whether intention
al or not seems to be a question.
—The Niagara Falls Gazette tells a big
story. It says a Mr. Thomas Bateman, np the river, has
a cucumber in his garden, over two feet and a half in
length, and only five weeks and a half from the bud.
—There was a battle between the Sioux &
Chippewas, on Main Prairie, Minnesota, in whiob the
So; v b. j fin killej ar,.i --ix wcncdeO
E. O. GOODRICH, EDITOR.
Thursday Morning, June 14, 1860.
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ABRAHAM LINCOLN, of Illinois.
FOR VICE PRSIDKXT,
HANNIBAL HAMLIN, of Maine.
AND'W G. CURTIN, of Centre Co.
Co. Republican Campaign Association.
THE Republican Electors
of the several townships of this
county—or as many of them as can
possibly be present—are requested to attend a meeting to
be held in the Borough of Towanda, on SATURDAY
next, 16th inst., for the purpose of organizing a County
Republican Campaign Association.
June 11, 1860. MANY REPUBLICANS.
THE ADMINISTRATION CORRUPTIONS. —Mr.
Patrick Lafferty, of Philadelphia, finding that
he was to be brought before the bar of the
House, conclndecLto answer the auestiou put
by Mr. Covode in committee, whhsb Ito had
previously refused to do. He stated that the
witness, Edward Power, who had sworn to
entire ignorance of any knowledge of a con
nection with fraudulent naturalization papers,
had told him that Collector Baker hud taken
a trunk filled with them up the railroad ia
A trunk filled with fraudulent naturaliza
tion papers ! This furnishes a rather indefinite
idea as to the number of these fraudulent pa
pers, but the truuk was doubtless large enough
to contain* thousands upon thousands cf them. I
The meu who received them are to daj voters 1
—not in dne process of law butiu virtue of this
gigantic fraud. They decided the election
against us in 1856, and they will help to decide
it against us in 1860 ; but, tbank Heaven, we
are able to- outnumber them this year, even
against all the assistance obtained in this way.
Such a fraud was a fitting precursor of the
frauds practised by the administration it elect
ed. Succeeding by a wholesale cheat, it has
been a cheat itself, from begiuning to cud,
cheating its party,the treasury and the country '
without stint, scruple or remorse. Fortunate
ly for the country, "dionest old Abe" will
soou put au end to an administration of which
every one is heartily sick.
Japauese Envoys, with their suite
left Baltimore oa Saturday morning, and the !
afternoon reached Philadelphia, where they
were met with an address of welcome from
Mayor HENRY. A civil and military proces
sion, imposing in numbers and grandeur, es
corted the strangers, through thronging thou
sands of spectators, from the depot to the Con
tinental Hotel, where apartments had been
provided. In their preparations and arrange
ments for the entertainment of their visitors,
the people of Philadelphia seem resolute to
repair some of the ill-taste aud negligence
which previously offended the polite islanders.
HON*. SAMUEL D. INGHAM died Tuesday at
Trenton; at the advauced age of 81 years.—
Few persous, either in [ublic or private life,
have been more esteemed than was this gentle
man lie was horn in Pennsylvania in 1779,
and was a representative from that State iu
Congress from IS 13 to 1818, and from 1-822
to 1829, when he was appointed by President
JACKSON, Secretary of the Treasury, lie was
largely interested in the removal of deposits
from the United States llank. Originally an
uncompromising Democrat, he joined the Re
publican Party on its formation in 1855, aud
was an ardent supporter of FREMONT in the
fiaT" On Saturday, a report was in circula
tion to the effect that au assault had been
made upou Mr. Sunnier at Washington, or
that he had been threatened with an attack.
It is now known,however, that the disturbance
iu tne Senator's room was made by au iutoxi
cated man and that the offender offered an
apology when lie had become sufficiently sober
The name of the aggressor is given as Capt.
Henry, and he is said to hold a Government
&ay-The trotting-match between Flora
Temple and Geo. M. Palchen, $l,OOO, best
three in five, took place at the Union track
Monday, and resulted in favor of Flora Tem
ple, who won the three first heats—time, 2:21;
2:24, and 2:21 1-2, being the fastest time on
record. Ten thoasand spectators were present.
The track was in fine order, and everything
passed off in the most satisfactory manner.
WHAT SEWARD THlNKS. —Speaking of Mr.
Seward's return to the Senate, the Washiug
i ton correspondent of the New York Tribune
observes: "He says emphatically that all
the pretended hopes of the Democracy, result
ing from the disappointment of his friends, are
absurd and that whosoever may be nominated
at Baltimore he will be defeated by 70,000 in
latest advices from Japan, repre
sent that the Tveoon had been assassinated:
LOCAL AND GENERAL.
A Scholarship in the Binghamton Com
mercial College, for sale at this office.
COUNTY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS. —-We
have procured from the School Department the following
list of County Superintendents elected by the respective
conventions on the first Monday in May, with the sala
ries fixed, and the number of schools in each county :
I o I No. of I Sala
( OUNTIES. | SUPERINTENDENTS. | SCHOOU | RIES .
Adams I John C Ellis, 141 I f 600
Allegheny, 1 A T Douthett 476 1000
Armstrong, John A Calhoun, 207 400
Beaver, T C Corothers, 164 600
Bedford, George Signfoos 176 600
Berks, John S Ermentrout,.. 413 1000
Blair John Mitchell, 130 600
Bradford |Charles R. Cobnrn,... 353 1000
Bucks iSimon S Overbolt,.... 234 800
Butler iEugene Ferrero, 202 800
Cambria, Thomas A Maguire,.. 137 800
•Carboa Thomas L Foster, 87 400
Centre, Thomas Holliban,.... 160 600
Chester, W W Woodruff, 303 1000
Clarion John (J M'Gonagle,... 159 500
Clearfield, Jesse Brooinall 126 1000
Clinton j Jesse H Berry 89 ! 600
Columbia Lewis Anpleman,.... 162 400
Crawford Samuel P Bates, 13! 600
Cumberland,. . . D K Noell 189 500
Dauphin Samuel J) Ingram,.... 197 550
Delaware, C W Deans, 89 800
Elk, CREerly, .... 40 400
Erie ! L W Savadge, 281 800
Fayette |J V Gibbons 202 500
Forest George W Rose, . 7 i 185
I Franklin, Phillip M Shoemaker, 208 , 600
Fulton, ■ William A Gray 54 | 500
Green (No returns, 151 i
Huntingdon,...; Robert M'Divilt, 167 j 600
Indiana S P 801 l man 210 500
Jefferson, Samuel M'Elhose,.... 116 5.50
Juniata, John B Porter, 9f 500
Lancaster, David Evans, 448 1250
Lawrence, 1 Stephen Morrison 135 500
Lebanon, j Henry HouciC,. 149 750*
Lehigh. Tilghman Good, 183 500
Luzerne ! Abel Marcy 360 800
Lycoming ! Hugh Castles, 306 800
M'Kean .Warren Ccwles 7.9 460
Mercer ... J A M'Candless, 237 500
Mifflin, Azariah Smith 90 600
Monroe, C S Detrick 122 j 556
Montgomery,. Robert Cruikshauk,.. 249 j 95(ji
Montour IWilliam K Buttler,... 62 j 500 1
Northampton,.. Wm D C Rod rock,... 200 j 700
Northumberl'd, Jacob Ulp 119 ! 557
Perry | Lewis B Kerr, 151 ! 400
Pike, 1 Philip F Fultoer, 43 ' 215
Potter Seth Lewis 94 500
SchuykiH, J K Krewson. 240- | 1000
Snyder, Samuel Alleman j 96 I 400
Somerset, |J J Stutzmafl, I 182 ! 500
Sullivan, Hallock Armstrong,..; 49 j 300
Susquehanna,.. B F Tewksbury, | 250 1 700
Tioga, H C ' 227 900
Union I) Heckendora, 74 ! 500
Venango, C H Dale 179 ! 500
Washington,... TsaAc IT Lofigdon I 266 800
Warren, VV'm F Dairymple,..; 148 | 600
Wayne jEliasOWard | 163 700
Westmoreland,. S S Jack. 272 800
Wyoming Jacob DeWitt, ! 59 I 500
York, it R Blair, | 327 ! 1000
IKS** Shipments of Coal from Towanda by
the Barclay R. R. & Coal Company. Navigation opened
Monday 7th, 1860.
Shipments for the week ending June 9 1316 tons.
Previous Shipments 5021 "
Amount for the season C 337 "
Amount for same period last year, 50.55 "
Increase, 12sl "
RATIFICATION MEETING OF THF. " TOWANDA
PTPI'BLICAN WIDE AWAKES,'' at the Court House, Satur
day Evening, June 9, iB6O.
The meeting was called to order by the Captain of the
Club, H. L. ADAMS. On motion of G. H. WATKINS, a
Committee of three was appointed to draft resolutions.
The Captain appointed <l. U. WATKINS, G.I). KONTANYE,
and W. T. DAVIES.
During the absence of the Committee, Hon. 11. W.
TRACY, Delegate to the Chicago Convention, addressed
the Club in his usual forcible manner. At the close of
bis remarks, the Committee, through their Chairman, re
ported the following resolutions which were adopted with
a hearty good will
We the Republicans of Bradford County, assembled
under the auspices of the •' Republican Wide Awakes of
Towanda," to respond to the action of the National Re
publican Convention, wliiah recently met at Chicago, do
Resolve. That in the principles declared by the Chica
go Convention, and comprised in the Platform of the
Republican Party, we recognize the great truths which
prevailed in the formation of our government, and which
have since secured whatever of general prosperity it has
Resolved, That the alarming prostitution of public
power and patronage, as evidenced in the determined
policy of the present administration, to squander public
funds and distribute public places, witli utter disregard
for the general wauts and necessities of the people, and
solely for purposes of political aggrandizement, is a
natural consequence o? a departure from those princi
ples and imperatively demands that the government be
wrested from the mis-rule ol the Democratic Party and
restored to its original policy and purity.
Resolved, That we hail with sincere gratification the
nomination of ABRAHAM LINCOLN and HANNIBAL
HAMLIN, for the highest offices in the gift of the peo
ple , and that in their hearty endorsetnefit of the Repub
lican faith, their lives, character and experience, we have
a certain guaranty of a triumphant success and an hon
est and efficient administration.
Resolved, That in t lie person of ANDREW ("1. CUR
TIN we have a candidate whose administrative qualifica
tions have been tested and approved. Whose integrity
of character aad sound Republicanism, recommends him
to every I'ennsylvanian. And whose personal populari
ty and" influence already designate him as our next Gov
Hon. D. WII.MOT, then addressed the nleeting in his
usual forcible and eloquent manner, briefly reviewing
the corruptions existing under the present administration
and congratulating the " Wide Awakes " for their energy
and perseverance. At the close of his remarks, the
meeting adjourned, to meet Saturday Evening, June 1(5,
at the Club Room, Mercur's Hall.
ORWELL, June 8, 1860.
E. O. GOODRICH— Dear Sir : At an adjourned meeting
of the Republicans of this township, held on the evening
of the 2d inst., at the Public School House, at Orwell
Hill, for the purpose of forming a Campaign Club, after
the adoption of resolutions, constitution and by-laws, the
organization was perfected by the election of the follow
ing officers and committee :
President— ZEßULON FRISBIE.
Vice Presidents —Cbarles.N.Morey, Horace A. Russell,
H. C. Tyrrell, Morgan Lewis, James I). Newell, Alonzo
Potter, Joel Johnson, Alphonzo Lloyd, H. L. Parks, H.
Cbamplin, George V. Frisbie.
Treasurer — GEOßGE W. BROWN.
Recording Secretary —O.J. CHUBBUCK.
Corresponding Secretary —T. HUMPHREY.
Executive Commit tee —Philetus Boardman. Robert Mc-
Kee, E. M. Farrar, John W. Payson, Cyrus Cook, Julius
Gorham, A. C. Frisbie, E. J. Allis, T. Humphrey.
Y'ou see by the above, that we are well represented by
numbers, and I assure you that we are wide awake, and
that Orwell will give a good account of herself next Oc
tober and November. Yours, truly,
REPUBLICAN CLUB. —The Republicans of
Herrick township met at Ilcrrickville, on Saturday, at -1
o'clock, P. M. t May 26, and organized a Republican Club
with the following list of officers and committees :
President —GEOßGE LANDON.
Vice Presidents —AßEL BOLLES, Esq., A. G. CAMP.
Recording Secretary —CHAßLES PLATT.
Corresponding Secretary —JOHN J. ANDERSON.
Treasurer —SOLOMON STEVENS.
Corresponding Committee —WJT, DURAND, GEO. W. EL
LIOTT, A. R. BROWN.
Executive Committee— WM . A. WETMORE, JOHN S.
CRAWFORD, SOLOMON STEVENS, EASTBEKN WORKIZEB, M.
D. F. HINES, CYRUS FULLER.
Resolved, That we approve cf the nomination of Hon.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN, for President and HANNIBAL
HAMLIN for Vice President of the United States, and
ANDREW G. CUIITIN, for Governor of Pennsylvania.
And we will use all fair and honorable means to secure
CHARLES PLATT, Secretary.
The Deputy Marshals aro eDgaged in
taking the census of this County. We arc informed that
the population of Towanda is about 1700.
LIN-TA HOSE COMPANY, NO. 3, of this place,
has received and accepted an invitation from the Com
mittee of Arragemeuts at Waverly, to participate in the
celebration of the Fourth of July at that place. They
will form one of the moat attractive features of the oc
JBgf The many friends of A. D. THOMPSON
in this vicinity will be pleased to learn that he has again
resumed his position of Conductor of one of the Express
trains on the N. Y. AE.R. R. The Oirego Gazette says:
" For this act of justice the managers of the road have
the thanks of the whole people of the town, among
whom " Tone " has not a single enemy that we ever
heard of. He enjoys a reputation for integrity and popu
larity as a Conductor which render him both a faithful
and a desirable agent to the company."
THE WYOMING VOCALISTS gave a Concert at
Alpha Epsihm Halt on Friday night last, to the satisfac
tion of a large audience. By request of citizens the
Concert WM repeated on Monday evening, when a still
largemudienCe assembled in the Court House to hear
them. Though with little practice and experience, their
singing and playing is of the highest order, and the recep
tion they have met with in their short tour, is indicative
of complete success as vocalists. We have never had a
similar performance which gave greater satisfaction.
ROPE-WALKINC. —The rope-walking mania
seems to have complete possession of the country, and in
order to allow the citizens of this section to see this feat
performed, Mr. M. GII.I.KTT, a professor of the art and
mystery of rope-walking, will eross a rope stretched from
the Ward House, to some point south of the Public
Square, according to tho advertisement, on Saturday of
this week. The announcement of the performance of
this feat, will doubtless draw a large crowd.
J. P. BENDER has removed his Bindery from
the North Store, to the South Store, iu the Ward House,
formerly occupied by Dr. PORTER, where he will be ready
as usual to accommodate all desiring anything in his line.
STNPAY Senooi. CELEBRATION. —Arrange-
ments are being made for a Sunday School celebration at
this place, on the coming Fourth of Jtrly, and a Commit
tee from tße different schools of this borough has ad
dressld aw invitation to the different schools of the Coun
ty to participate in the celebration, as follows ■
The undersigned, a Committee appointed for that pur
pose, respecttuliy solicit the Sabbath School under your
charge to participate with the Sabbath Schools of this
place and vicinity, in a I'tc Xic Celebration of The coin
ing Fourth of July. The exercises will consist of Music,
Addresses, &c, incident to the day and occasion, l'lease
inform us as early as possible of the action of your
School in reference to this—that arrangements now ill
progress cau be completed. Yours, respectfully,
X. X. BETTS, Jr.,l
G. H. WOOD, , r,
A. F COVVLES, , Committee.
B. S. RUSSELL, J
We are requested by the Committee to state, that it is
the intention to send this invitation to every School in
the * ounty, and if any have failed to receive it, the
omissiou lias been accidental, and they are requested to
consider themselves invited.
Grea2 Loss of Life and Property.
A terrible tornado passed over Ihe eastern
portion of lowa and northwestern Illinois last
night. There was more destruction to life and
properity in lowa than anything of the kind
has ever before caused. The towns of Ca
manehe, lowa, and Albany, Illinois, were
completely destroyed. At Camanche, thirty
two dead bodies had already been recovered,
and there is still a number under the ruins'.—
In Albany, five or six dead bodies have been
found, with fifty wounded, some of whom re
ceived serious injury.
The destauction was equally great- at Mnr
rison, Illinois. At tins place the killed are
Mrs. Richmond, Mr. and Mrs Door, George
Rawortti, and a boy named Barnum. Seriously
injured, Thomas Digbv, Benjamin Lathe aud
wife, Mr. Richmond and Hiram Mann.
At Leyden, several were killed, and fifteen
badly injured. The storm passed north of
Anibov. Hi this vicinity, report says, over ten
were killed, and a number badly injured. The
names of those known to be killed are Mrs.
Moss, a child named Bellsly ; and the injured
are Mr. Moss and daughter, 11. M. Sackctt, a
boy named Northway and Mr. Wright.
The tornado's course was almost due cast
Mississippi to Hock River. Scarcely a house
or barn on the direct track of the wind which
was a half a mile in width, has been left stand
The total loss of life is not under sixty. The
loss of property has not been ascertained, but
is undoubtedly very large.
The names of the persons killed at Albany,
111., are as follows :—1). Buck, E. Effuer, Mr
Sweet, two children of Mr. Riley ; Miss Rider
is also missing.
The following arc fatally, wounded :—Mr.
Riley, M iss Mary Stagg, Mrs. Slocum.
Badly injured : —Mr. Perkins, MTS. Sweet,
Mrs. Cupas and child, Mrs. McMann, Mrs.
Cole, Moses Bishop, wife and child ; Mrs.
Whitcomb, leg broken ; Mrs. Effncr, Fred.
Miller, Mr. Osbrunder, and several others.
A public meetiug has been held at Fulton,
111., which resolved to furnish sufferers with
homes and assistance.
CHICAGO, June 5.
The devastating tornado which visited Eas
tern lowa and Northwestern Illiuois on Sun
day night, was first noticed between Marion
and Cedar Rapids, in Lynn couuty, lowa,
going Northwest and Southeast in three stp
arate currents and crossing the track of the
Chicago Railroad several times.
At Lisbon the Depot buildings and all the
warehouses in the village were eutirely deniolis
ed. A train of ten freight cars, heavily load
ed, were lifted bodily from tbo track and dash
ed to pieces !
Before reaching Lisbon, it had killed six
One current passed north through Mechanics
ville, demolishing everything in its course and
killing sixteen persons.
Another current passed through Onion
Grove, killing, in that vicinity, seventeen per
It then passed south of the railroad, near
DeWitt, killing twenty seven persons, sixteen
of whom belonged to the family of Thomas
It passed south of the towns of Remersa
and Lovmoor, demolishing the house of David
Millard, killing Mr. Millard and a portion of
The current then struck the town of Cum
anche, on the Mississippi, at which point the
loss of life is much greater than was first re
From all accounts there cannot be less than
55 killed at this place alone.
Some reports give even a larger estimate,
but the bodies cannot be found.
There are also 125 wounded, some of whom
are fatally injured, aud ten are missiDg.
At this place, a large lumber raft, with a
crew of twenty four men, was scattered, and
twenty-one of the men were lost. Two women,
who were on board, were also drowned.
„ F ILE PREVAILING CATTLE DISTEMPER—THE
pleuro pneumonia," or cattle distemper, which
originated in Massachusetts, aud caused much
consternation and alarm among farmers and
cattle breeders, has developed itself in New
Jersey. In all the cae3 examined, the ravage
were confiaed to the respiratory organs - in
some cases the right and in others the left
lung had been the seat of the disease and in
every oue involving the whole mans of luno
with its covering, and extending from it to
the liaing membrane of the ribs Tne appear
ance of the bronchial tubes gave evidence of
participation in the disease from extension to
them, from the substance of the lung,disorgani
zation of structure being found alone in th
lungs and its coverings.
SYMPTOMS OK THE DISEASE —Loss of appe
tite, hanging of the head, and as the disease
progresses, an extension of the head—bright
and watery eye,mouth dry, breath hot—breath
ing quick, with more or less agitation of the
flauks, with an occasional cough, always dry •
; tnore or less thirst ; horns and ears hot. The
quick and occasional cough, coupled with great
prostration of strength, more particularly mark
the progress of the disease. The ear applied
to the side of the animal readily detects the !
impediment to a free circulation of air through
the lungs, from the violent congestion that ex
ANTIDOTE.— Burn tar freely in the barn or
shed two or three times a day, and let the i
cattle inhale it, hut not too close ; let them lap *
freely of salt every other day ; dissolve chlor-
I ute of potassa in water, wash their nostrils and
| and mouth and rub them ail over with a coarse
brush wet iu the same ; sprinkle chloride of
I lime iu and about the stables ; give the cattle
a few onions if they can be procured, and
plenty of sound vegetables and fresh grass aud
water ;no hay if it can.be avoided.
Physicians assert that the disease is one of
exhaustion, and analagous to the typhoid
pneumonia, which occasionally prevails epidem
ically among the human race.
! THE METIIOMST CHURCH ON THE SLAVERY
QUESTION. —The General Conference of the
.Methodist Church, which has beeu holding its
I quadrennial se.-sion at Buffalo, has adjourned.
The most engrossing and important matter be
fore it was tlie proposed change in the Rule
and Chapter ot Discipline respecting Slavery.
The rule, as it stands, prohibits " the buying j
and selling of men, women and children with
an intention to enslave them." It was propos
ed to insert the words "or holding." The vote
on this stood 138 to 74—u majority, but not
tiic required two thirds, voting for the chauge,
which, therefore, is not made. The Chapter,
however, was changed so a.s to declare and
admonish'agaiust " the great evil of slim-hold
ing ' as " inconsistent with the Golden Rule,"
but not excluding slaveholders from official
| station or membership in the Church. It is
advisory, not mandatory. These results are
less tlnui the " irrepressible conflict " portion
cf the Conference desired, and yet they are a
victory over the more conserative porCkm, th
be followed op by still further detnauds at the
IN Little MI :tdnu - Pa., at the residence of the bride's
father, OU WDIIO.-iay,.Iuii3 6. by theYJev. John L\i*n
If. LF. BKAKDSI.EE, of Warreuham. to STELLA A.
youngest dr. tighter of .VSHKI GRAVES, ESQ., of the
On the 4th inst;, bv Rev. S. W. ATDCH, >fr. ADISOX
WHITCOTME, of Flmira, to Miss LAURA PHELPS, of
On the 6th inst., by the same. Mr. .1 VMKS HOSL.EY,
of Troy, to VISA EIIII. Y LEONARD, of Burlington.
At Mvcrsburg, Jane 2, JOHN" JEFFERSON sen cf Hon.
E. it. and M. F. MYER. Aged s months and 21 days.
In Burlington, May 'l'ld. GEORGE 0., son cf GzoRQB
C. and FAX NT HILI., in the sixth year of IDS age
'• O veep net for the friends that pass
Into the lonely grave,
As breezes sweep the withered grass
Along the restless wave ;
For though thy pleasures may depart.
And mournful days be given ;
Yet b'tes awaits the holy heart,
WHAI friends rejoin in heaven. '
Portrait & Landscape Painter
WARD HOUSE. TOWAKDA.
i i B PATCH respectfully informs the ci
' • tizens of T< wanda and vi. iuity , .hat he has receiv
ed and opened iu 15. Kingsbery's store, opposite Moutau
yes', a large and well selected stock of
Groceries & Provisions,
Which will be sold Cheap as the Cheapest, for
CASH OR FARMER'S PRODUCE
The Goods are entirely new and fresh, and comprise tho
best selected stock of
Sugars, Teas, Coffees,
Spiers, Fruits, Candies, Tobacco, Fork, Hams,
Dried Beef, Fish of all kinds, Camphene,
Fluid, Wooden A Stone Jfa re, 4' c -
Ever brought into this market. ALL that is asked is a
trial of goods and prices.
CASH AND THE HIGHEST PRICE
Will be paid at all times for Farmer's Produce of all kinds
AS" Good BUTTER wanted at good prices.
To wanda, June 11, 1860.
\T ACKINA VV TROUT— Fine New Fish
ILL just received at I-OX'S.
READ ! REFLECT!
mil AT i addition to our former assortment
X we are now opening a full and general assortment ot
SPRISG & SUMMER GOODS,
selected with great care to meet the wants of all. 1* arm
ore, Mechanics (and especially)
will (if they consult their own interest) give us as a call
before purchasing elsewhere, as we are deterrmined
NOT TO BE UNDERSOLD !
Our Stock of
DRY GOODS, CROCKERY,
GROCERIES. BOOTS A SHOES,
HARDWARE, PAINTS, OILS,
NAILS, SASH, GLASS,
HOUSE TRIMMINGS, &c. &c.,
cannot be excelled as to quality, QUANTITY or
Towanda, June 14, H560.
/CULTIVATOR TEETH at
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