Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, August 02, 1860, Image 2

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very singular character, which, although it did
not result seriously, is goue the less interesting
occurred Wednesday morning, on the line of
the ludianapolls and Cincinnati railroad. The
down express train, iu charge of Conductor
HARRY HALL, took on board at Oreensburg a
party of pieknickers, about 150 in number, for
St. Paul, a village teu miles further west.—
When the train reached that point,the pleasure
party alighted and stood around on the small
platform, covering it completely, waiting to see
the cars move before leaving for the woods.—
Just as the train started, the skeleton skirt o r
one of the young ladies, who happened to be
standing close to the train, caught ou a nut on
the side of one of tho cars, throwing her from
her feet. Very fortunately the train was mov
ing quite slowly at the time, or the consequen
ces might have been more serious As it
was, the young lady was pretty roughly used.
A stout man in the party, seeing her condition
at once raised her in bis arms, and pulled with
all his strength, endeavoring to tear her loose
but the skirt was both strong and firmly fast
ened, and not until the girl's under clothes was
gulled from her body, and her dress torn to
Hhreds, did he succeed. All this transpired
while the train was moving a distance of tweuty
or thirty feet, when the conductor saw the
danger and instantly checked its motion. In
deed, thg girl was not entirely released until
the train had stopped. After the excitement
of tho moment had passed, it was discovered
that the soles of both the girl's shoes, by the
resistance she had offered the train, had been
completely stripped away, leaving the uppers
on her feet. Strange to say, she escaped any
serious injury. She was immediately encircled
by a number of her female friends, who con
veyed her to the village,where her wants were
properly attended to.
DISUNION.— The Washington Star, a Breck
inridge paper, says :
" Not a tithe of the disposition to break up
the Union now exists in the slaveholding
states that was rife there at the time of John
Brown's raid ; nor does any other public man
of the South, except Mr. Keitt, openly coun
sel the destruction of the government if Lin
coln triumphs. The position they occupy on
that subject, with remarkable unanimity in
deed, is that, if elected, and his government
shall initiate unconstitutional and aggressive
measures against the South, it will be her
duty to resist them at all hazards and any
cost. Or, in other words, that the South
should not submit to a virtual revolution of
the government of the United State-, by vn
fitrnction. We have no doubt whatever that
the election of Liucoln would unite the South
in her own defeuce, as she has never before
been united, and further, that, a? she will then
be united, she can and will compel a settle
ment of the slavery question upon terms con
sonant with her rights and honor, in the
Union. We see in the letters of Messrs.
Keitt and Yancey simply a prospective settle
ment of the slavery questions iu issue."
5-3?' On Tuesday night, at Portsmouth, N.
H , Miss Ann Maria Martin, daughter ot Mr.
Thomas Martin, died from the e (Tec's of a sin
gular wound received on Saturday, when a
salute was bred from the yacht Zinga. Ex-,
pecting a display of fireworks from the Z nga
as she was coming in, a large number of peo- j
ylc had gathered ou the wharf. A salute from
a 2-pound cannon was fired onboard the yacht.
The wad was of waste cotton, and of course
was very dense ; and although the muzzle of
the gun was judged to be depressed far below
the wharf, yet,being pointed toward the people,
the wad struck Miss Martin,broke several steel
hoops in her skirt, and one of them cut a fear
ful gash across the lower portion of her body
allowing the intestines to protrude. She was
taken home as soon as possible, though the by
standers had no idea of the nature of the ter
rible injury she had received. To some who
crowded her and annoyed her with questions,
where she wa3 hurt, and how much,she replied
in great agony : " You dont know how much
Jam hurt. Take me home, that I may die
with my mother.''
Bsjy- Particulars of a'riot in St. Louis on
Wednesday night last have reached us in the
papers of that city. Between twenty and
thirty houses of ill-fame were entirely cleared
out,and the furniture was burned in the streets
The police were entirely taken bv surprise,and
the formidable numbers of the rioters prevent
ed any effective demonstration for the preven
tion of the work of demolition until it had pro
ceeded for upwards of an hour Some dispo
sition was shown to treat with indignity the
women thus driven into the streets, but it was
checked. The destruction of property in furni
ture aud clothing must have been immense.
Stay A political excitement has for a short
time past existed at a village in Virginia call*
ed Occoquan,growing out of the erection thpre
of a liberty-pole, on which was displayed a
flag bearing the names of LINCOLN* and lIAMF.IN
as candidates for President and Vice-Presi
dent. The chivalrous Virginians of the sur
rounding country, where political proclivities
are of that intenso Pro Slavery school which
forbids the allowance of an exhibition of pat
riotism which does not fully accord with its
own peculiar iieas regarding the " peculiar in
stitution," determined that the pole should
come down. On Friday last accordingly, a
party of forty men entered-the village and de
molished the offending article iu the presence,
aud probably with the connivance, of a com
pany of cavalry sent by Gov. LETCHF.R to pre
vent it. The Virginians, it seems, have not
yet cutirely come to their senses.
ARTESIAN OIL SPRING. —We learn from the
Crawford Democrat that Messrs. Williams &
Co., in boriug for oil near TitHsvi-Ue, in that
county, struck an oil vein at the depth of 144
feet on the 30th ult., since which it bus run
spontaneously, without puinp or any other aid
than the escaping gas, from twelve to fourteen
barrels every twenty-tour hours. The oil comes
from the well pure aud unmixed with any other
substance, and is ran directly into the barrels,
fit for market.
JOHN HICKMAN. —This eloquent and indomi
table representative of the Chester district,has
announced himself in favor of Lincoln. He ad
dressed an enthusiastic assemblage at West
Chester in company with Col. Curtin and other
on the 20b inst., and will make a Western
tour during the campaign, having agreed with
Frank Blair to make a visit to Saint Louis.
The FenhsyLsanic-a., which ha 3 been in
quandary where to go, has NJU op the BRCK
i >fc.ot and lii .t tiag
Thursday Morning, August 2, 1860.
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AND'W G. CURTIN, of Centre Co. j
The Southern Secessionists are conductins
the contest for the purpose of securing the
election of Lane. They know that Rreckiu
ndge has no chance, but use his name to give
their cause a more respectable appearance.—
Lane is the man they want. In their hands
lie would be a supple as w ell as an unscrupu- I
lons tool, and they know it. This desire on
their part bhould be a powerful inducement to.
to every conservative and patriotic citizen in
the country to give his hearty support to the ;
nominees of the Chicago Convention—Lincoln
and Ilamlin—who are the only candidates that
have a chance for au election by the people.—
A month's contest in Congress would endanger
our institutions more than years of opposition
from the disunknists of the South, and if that
contest should terminate iu the elevation of
Lane to the head of the government, no lan
guage can describe the dangers which will
menace the country. Lane is a demagogue,
and does not possess a single qualification for
so responsible a position. He is an illiterate
demagogue, too, without any proper standard
of morality, and is emphatically a representa
tive of bar-room politicians and political trick
sters. Under his administration the country
would not only lose the respect and confidence
of our own citizens, bat it would become a by
word and a reproach among ail civilized nations.
His policy would be destructive of our Lest in
terests—it would open our ports to slave-trad
ers, who would pursue their business in defiance
of public sentiment and the enactments of Con
cress—it would plunge the country intoaggves
sive wars with neighboring States—and it
would inaugurate an era of corruption and ven
aiity hitherto unknown in o~r political history.
Under the rule of this political profligate, the
union of the States, now justly regarded as
sacred by every patriotic heart, would soon
become the source of oppression and wrong as
hard to endure as the veriest despotism on the
taee of the earth.
With such a possible calamity threatening
the future of the country it would be criminal
to throw away votes in favor of insignificant
organizations, which possess no other power
than that of doing mischief. The conflict which
wc are now entering is a contest for the Union
in its original integrity against traitors who
whould undermine and destroy it. If Lincoln
is not elected to the Presidency bv the people,
Lane will be virtually placed iu that office by
the disunion majority in the United States
Senate. This is the direct issue, and before it
the petty contentions of candidates and factions
sink into insignificance. If Bell, Douglas or
Breckinridge should carry every State their
partizans claim for them, it is morally certain
that neither of them can be elected to the Pre
sidency. Lincolu is the only candidate in the
field who has a chance for election by the peo
ple, and fortunately for the country his stan
dard of political action is as elevated as his rule
of personal action. lie has never entered into
the demoralizing schemes of corrupt politicians
but has ever stood before his country a giant
in political honor and a pattern in moral recti
tude. If we siuccrcly desire peace for the
country in the future—if wo really are in
earnest in our deprecation of sectional agitation
and excitement—our only course is to so direct
our efforts as to eud the contest in November
and thus prevent its transference to the halls
of Congress. ANISM AT WASHIXGTON —The spe
cial correspondent of the N. Y. Times writing
from Washington, savs : " A large number
of Southern people travelling northward are
now this city, and thev express universal as
tonishment at the strength of Republican sen
timent in the Capital, and its toleration in a
Southern city. They are fraakly informed
i that there is some doubt abont its being a
Southern city any longer ; that Republicans
claim their intention to simply convert it into
a free national city. There is no doubt that
a rapid revolution is taking place in the sen
timents of the population of Washington, as
it becomes better acquainted with Republi
GOOD FOR DOUGLAS. —The Scranton Repub
lican says :—We learn that our well known
townsman, Col. SANDERSON, had an interview
with Judge DOUGLAS, in New York, in the
course of which the "Little Giant" said,
"Tell my friends in Lnzerne that it is my wish
that they shall make no onion with the "seces
sionists." To the same purport was a letter
to a friend of his in Fbcenixvillo, as we learn
from the PhocnirvMle Gm r diax
THE SYRIAN* SLAUGHTER. —The whole civiliz
ed world will rejoice to learn that Frauce and
England,deeming the claims of humanity grea
ter than the obligations of a traditional policy
have resolved to interfere for the protection of
the Christian subjects of the Ottoman Empire.
It is hoped* that this interference will be no
mere pretence, and that the atrocities so re
cently committed in Asiatic Turkey will not
only be checked, but that some substantial
guarantee against future outbreaks will be se
Very little seems to be known, says the N.
Y. Times, of the Druses, the perpetrators of
these dreadful outrages, except that they are
the most numerous and powerful of the an
cient race that inhabit the niountuiuous re
gions of Syria, where the feeble sway of the
Sultan is scarcely felt or recognized. For
some cause that is not clearly ascertained, the
Druses have for a long time entertained the
most bitter hostility towards Christians of all
denominations ; and it is but too clearly prov
en that their fanaticism and natural ferocity of
disposition have been used by the Turkish au
thorities to bring about the extermination of
Christianity in the Turkish Empire. All ac
counts agree in stating that the Turkish author
ities have openly openly aided and abetted
these massacres. At Sidon, Eheir-el Kamar
and at Rusheiya, the Turkish commander had
sufficient troops in readiness to defeat the
Druses had he so wished ; and at Hasbeiya,
when he saw that the Christians might gain
the day,he treacherously induced them to give
up their arms, and then assented to the ap
palling massacre that eusued.
This is a specimen of the government of that
Empire which, several years ago, France and
England interfered, at an immense sacrifice of
men and money, to save from annihilation.—
The wholesale slaughter of Christians in Asi
atic Turkey is a bitterly instructive moral to
the Crimean war. One of the settled objects
of that war was to secure Syria to the Sul
tan ; We hope the parties to it are satisfied
with the result.
Tie simple fact is, the Turkish Empire is an
unmitigated nuisance,and ought to be suppres
sed. It is as thoroughly barbarous and savage
in its policy and its instincts, as the most de
praved band of heathen in the remotest islands
of the sea. It has no business in the heart of
Christian Europe ; and if Russia shall ever
again undertake the needful ta-k of sweeping
the whole dynasty, and bringing the territory
it defiles under more civilized authority, we
trust she will be aided by the Western Powers
which have resisted her attempts hitherto. In
deed, we should be very glad to see them un
dertake the job on their own account.
NEW JERSEY Pontics.—The first important
movement of this campaign, involving tho se
lection of an electoral ticket was made on
Wednesday at Trenton, where the anti-Repub
licans of every name gathered in separate or
joint Conventions. It was a very carnival of
fusion and confusion. Three electoral tickets
were nominated. One Convention called by
the Democratic State Committee, consisted of
420 supporters of Breckinridge and 120 sup
porters of Douglas. This body nominated a
fusion ticket, consisting of three Breckinridge
men, three Bell men, and one so-called Doug
las man ;if the vote of the State will elect
any one of the three candidates than all these
electors are to go for him ; if not, they are to
vote as tlicy please, provided that in no event
arc they to vote for Liucolu. Next the Bell
and Everett Convention, which nominated a
full ticket, including the three Bell men on the
fusion ticket, and giving the State Committee
power to fill vacancies. Finally, there was a
Straight Douglas Convention, called by the
New Jersey members of the Democratic Na
tional Committee. Here a full Douglas ticket
was nominated, not including the so-called
Douglas man on the fusion ticket.
of a call signed by a portion of the State
Committee, tv Democratic mass convention as
sembled at Harrisburg, on the 26th ult.—
Bradford County was represented by C. L.
WARD and J. F. MEANS, Esqr's.
The Convention was presided over by 11. B.
WRIGHT, and its proceedings were character
ized by a determined opposition to anything
like fusion with the "secessionists." An ad
dress to the people of Pennsylvania was rend,
and resolutions passed repudiating the action
of the State Central Committee in recommend
ing a Union Electoral ticket, declaring DOUG
LAS and JOHNSON the regular nominees of the
party, and providing for an electorul ticket
pledged to them.
entered iuto a regular crusade against any
tuorc free States or Territories. The Senate,
under the control of the South, refused to ad
mit Kansus because it is a free State. But
besides Kansas, we have four Territories,which
the South has persistently refused to have or
ganized as such These four are : "Dakotah ;
Idaho, or Pike's Peak ; Arizona ; Washoe, or
Carson Yalley. The refusal to organize these
Territories, in which the inhabitants are griev
ously suffering from want of a legal govern
ment is because they are likely to come in as
free States, and thus the balance of the power
which the South now holds in the nation be
destroyed. There is nothing that so fully de
monstrates the existence of the irrepressible
conflict between freedom and slavery than this
refusal of the South to concede common justice
to the North. The South knows that when
this justice is conceded, her political power iD
the confederacy is lost, and that freedom will
then be the rnle and slavery the exception in
these United States.
VENTION 'The Republican County Committee having
met at Towamla, oil the 2Sth ult., it was resolved to call
a Republican County Convention, to l>e composed of two
delegate!" from each election district. to be held in the
Court House, at Towamla boro" on MONDAY' evening.
September 3, 18G0. And it was further
Resolved, That the delegates from the districts afore
said, assemble at Mercur's Hall, in said Borough, at 3
o'clock, p. m., for the purpose of perfecting an organiza
tion of said Convention, and a list of the delegates, then
to adjourn to the Court House in the evening, to put in
nomination a ticket.
They have also appointed a Vigilance Committee in
each election district, wh'we duty it shall he to call pri
mary meetings of the Republican electors in each election
district for the purpose of electing delegates to said
County Convention. The Committees of Vigilance are
requested to confer together and call the primary meet
ings on SATURDAY the Ist day of September next be
tween the hours of 4 and 7. p. m., at the usual place of
holdiug such elections, or at some other convenieut place
to be designated by them.
A. (i. BROWN.
July 28,1860. JOHN GRIFFIN,
Armenia—James Mason, Nathan Sherman, Choral
Allien* tvp —George Birchard, G. N. Walker, John F.
Athens brn-o. -J. N, Evans, 11. A. Phelps, D. F. Park.
Albany— J. P. Lewis. J. Van loon, Daniel Kellogg.
Asylum— Charles Kellum, Richard E. Giihe.t, Daniel
Burlington— Harrison Dodd, Roswell Luther, Reuben
C. Haight.
Burlington west—P. B- Pratt, Win. A'dvray, E. Loom is.
boro. —F. Whitehead, A. Morley, M. Long.
Canton —Lewis Wheat, J. A. Rogers. C. G. Mauley.
Columbia —Justus Watkins, P. P. Peckkam. Alden
Franklin— George Beardsiey, Nelson Gill>ert, Jehial
Granville —Sylvester Taylor, Wm. Bnnyon, A. Barnes.
tterrick —A. R. Brown, C. A. Squires, J. J. Anderson.
Leßoy R. I{. Palmer. J. J. Vaulieet, Bradford McKee.
I.ilchjntld--David McKinney, Cyrus Bloodgood, Milo
Monroe twp J. W. Irvine, Charles Wells,Sara'l Cole.
" boro —-Lyman Blackman, Joseph Hornet,
George P. Tracy.
Ottctll —lsaac Lyon, Zebulon Frisbie, Robert McKee.
Ovrrlon —Orlando Heverly, Daniel Heverly, jr., James
Pike —J. H. Marsh, D. M. Bailey, M. H. Codding.
Rome —Preceptor Forbes, J. A. Moody. Orson Rickey.
Rnlgbery —William Steveus, Isaac Baldwin, James
Springfield—Joel Adams, Theodore Wilder, Chester
Smithfield— John W. Phelps, Israel Phillips, T. A. Se
South Creek—A II Thompson, Joseph Dunham, Philo
Fassett, jr.
Sheshequin— John Randall, George Smith, William J.
Standing Stone— E L Gregg, George A. Stevens, Geo.
Vanuess, jr.
Sylvan a boro.— E.G. Tracy, L. E. Shattock, Orrin
Terry- Jonathan Buttles, Shnbel Bowman. J F Dodge.
Trou tp.—\. T Lnomis. L P Williams, U C Potter.
" boro —William Barto, Henry S. Leonard, William
Totranrla hrp. —J. M. Swartwood, G. F. Mason, B. F.
TowanJa North—J. O. Frost, William A. Shiyter, F.
7 'owanda 6oro.—E. Overton, jr., Charles Passage, S.
W. Alvord.
Tusrarora— Hiram Taylor, A. J. Silvara, Henry 11.
Ulster —George W N-chols, Guv Tracy, Amos Pettis.
ll'mdham— Benjamin Kuykendall, Hiram Sherry, C
ll'arren- Nathan Young. jr.. Miles Prince,P Davies.
H'yalusing —Almon Fuller, John V Biles, George W
If ells— Horace Dunning. .1 Shepard, f. W Knapf-
Il'ysor —l) P Wood burn. U C Snores. Elliott YVliitncy.
H'i'mot I) II Corbin, M M Moody, .1 W Ingham.
The Republican Clubs of North To
wandw ar.l Burlington Md a meeting at the Mount
Pleasant School House, in Burlington. Saturday even
ing,.lnly 21, which was addressed by Col. H SMITH, (i.
tendance TO large, the speakers unusually eloquent,
and much enthusiasm was manifested.
MR. ItEronrTEß :—The Herald tells us that
the meteor, observed a few nights ago, rnoted in a " par
allel line ''—parallel with what? is respectfully asked.
We are told also that it '• kept a direct route as if
moved by au inexnaustible motive power.'' Stiunge fel
low, this, to move in a parallel line with nothing, and by
a motire power too ! When he comes again,' may Ibe
there to tec He's a phenomenon, indeed.
The meteor of Friday night was seen everywhere through -
out this State and throughout N'ew England. New Jer
sey and New York. It is in fact chronicled in nearly
every exchange paper that has reached us eitice. It was
certainly visible over a track a thousand miles in length
ar.d five hundred in width, and perhaps over a still larger
one. Its size and distance cannot be computed with' any
accuracy until we know the most distant points at which
it was visible. As it was in full view at Boston and
Newport, it must have also been seen from the Ocean.
We shall have to await the arrival of vessels from sea be
fore knowing how far East it was visible. How far
West, South and N >rth it could be seen, we shall soon
learn from the mails. All sorts of wild statements arc
put forth, one authority asserting that it was two hun
dred feet high, another thirty or forty miles, another
several thousand miles. When the extreme points at
which it was observed are known, its height and size
can be computed. The exact height of the meteor may
not, at fir-:t thought, seera important, yet in reality it
involves the whole theory as to the nature of these phe
nomena. The commonly received scientific opinion is
that they are solid bodies moving in space, which take
fire on coming in contact with the Earth's atmosphere,
and are either consumed or else extinguished by pass
ing out of it. But this theory requires that all meteors
shall be within fifty miles of the earth, since the atmos
phere extends no higher. If meteors are proved lobe
more than fifty miles high, some other theory must be
devised to account for thera. The present case, there
fore, affords an excellent opportunity to test this ques
All the descriptions concnr as to the appearance of
the meteor, which seems to have presented precisely
the same aspect wherever seen. There is a discrepan
cy, however, as to its final disappearance, some avow
ing it to have been silent, others that it was accom
panied by an explosion. This point is worthy of care
ful examination. The precise time of its observation at
its different points, if compared, may throw some light
on its distance and speed. Scientific men will do well
to make the most of this Meteor, as one of such magni
tude and affording such facilities for investigation, hard
ly occurs twice in a lifetime.
flgy The Owego Times gives some further
account of the destruction caused by the hail storm of
the 16th ult., in the towns of Candor and Newark. That
paper says :
"On Monday of this week we were shown at our of
fice by Orrin Truman, Esq., of Owego, who visited the
neighborhood, a few branches from Apple and Hickory
trees, gathered from the farm of Isaac Van Scoy, of
Fairfield in the town of Candor. The bark is almost en
tirely stripped off the branches. Not a leaf left, and
the bark on the body of the tree so ponnded that tire ap
ple trees are already all dead. Even the Hickory
branches arc utterly bruised and stripped. The Hay
crop of Mr. Van Scoy is totally destroyed. Of 100 tons
which he expected to cut, he cannot gather five, and
when the hay has suffered to snch an extent what can be
expected of wheat, oats, rye, etc. The crops of Volney
Vorhis, Alfred Dennis, Abr&m Newman, Ebenezer Lake,
and many others whose names we have not learned arc,
almost, if not entirely, quite as completely destroyed.
One hail stone was fonnd embedded among other hail,
which lay for a time, about 8 or 10 inches deep, which
weighed one pound and a qnarter. This mars of ice
was weighed in the presence of James Newman the day
after the storm.
The gashes cut by the masßcs ef ice in the fcac'td of
the cattle, are five inches long from which the blood
flowed profusely. The cattle rushed through the fences,
and the horses fled in terror over every impediment—
and some of them were found in distant lots, with backs
all bloody and bruised from the effects of the lumps of
ice. The cows, from the injuries they received from the
hail, and from the lack of feed, have almost ceased to
give milk. It is remarkable bow completely the hail
has killed every green thing it fell or lay upon. The
scenery round the neighborhood above mentioned is
desolate and dreary. The loss to the farmers far exceeds
their tirst estimates."
BUT* Shipments of Cuul from Towanda by
the Barclay It. R. & Coal Company. Navigation opened
May 7th, IS6O.
Shipments tor the week ending July 21,.. 1190 tons.
Previous Shipments 13232 "
Amount for the season 14423 "
Amount for same period last year 12616 "
fioir- We are requested to state that a meet
ing of the citizens of Towanda and vicinity will be held
at the Court House on Saturday evening next, to con
aider the propriety of improving and extending the
Cemetery. It is hoped that a measure of so much im
portance will excite the interest of our citizens gener
S®* On the morning of the 24th ult., be
tween the hours of 1 and 2 o'clock, a barn belonging to
Hon. SAMCBI. MISIER. of Big Flatts, was consumed by
fire. It is supposed to be the work of an incendiary
Loss about Jl,OOO. No insurance. A man by the name
of JOSEPH C. ISKEWKK was arrested and bound over to
Court on suspicion of being the iuccndiary.
PROF. M. P. G ADDIS, of Cincinnati, will
lecture before the S>ns of Temperance at the Court
House, iu this borough, on Friday and Saturday even
ings next.
FERGUSON has been appointed Posttnister at Towanda
rice G. A. Cu VSE.
The Ulster Brass Band, under the
leadership of \V. DITTKICH, visited this place on Satur
day afternoon, and treated our citizens to some of their
best tunes.
STRUCK Y LIGHTNING —During the storm
on Thursday last, the house of 1). it. BAILEY, iu Le-
Raysville, was struck by lightning, the electric fluid
having been attracted by the lightning rod, the point of
which vu melted, a portion being carried by the rod
into the ground, while it seemed as if the rod was not
sufficient to carry off the electricity, the house being
considerably damaged, the floors torn up, plastering
knocked off, and in the cellar timbers, etc., knocked
loose. Fortunately, no person was seriously injured.
Dunn** the same storm the barn of Maj. S. BRADLEY,
in llusli township, was struck by lightning and complete
ly destroyed, with its contents of newly harvested grain,
STATE KI.KCTIOXS. —The following States
hold elections in August : Alabama, Arkansas,
Kentucky, Missouri, Texas, on the Ist Mon
day, less than two weeks hence. Tennessee,
oti the Ist Thursday, and North Carolina on
the 2d Thursday, The ball will soon open,
and we can then fonn some opinion as to the
strength t'l Douglas, South.
THE MISSOURI EI.ECTIOX. —The result cf the
coming contest in Missouri, to take place on
on the 6th of August, veil! show—first the re
lative Southern Strength of Douglas and
Breckinridge, and next, the strength of Lin
coln in the Southern and border States. In
M issonri there are four candidates for Gover
nor, and it is not impossible that the Douglas
man may eotflc in ftrst and the Republican
second—the St. Louis Republican advocating
Douglas & the St. Louis Democrat supporting
Lincoln ticket. The result in Missouri must
larg< ly influence the future Southern elections
as between Douglas and Lheckinridge.
Bigf The exhibition of the Great Easltrn'w
New York came to a close on Saturday.—
During tlie time she has been there the number
of her visitors could not be less, and has pos
sibly exceeded, 200,000. Friday, in the view
of several thousands, she hauled into the
stream, as easily and gracefully as a swan
floats upon the water. Monday she left for
Cape May, and after her return, on Thursday
she will start, at quite a moderate rare of fare,
for Old Point Comfort, Annapolis Roads and
Baltimore. She will return to New York on
the 6th August, but what will be done with
her until she takes her departure for Europe on
the 16th is not yet fully decided. It is thought
she may take au Eastern trip to Boston and
day of last week in Washington city, the Ad
ministration endeavored to force the trial of
Mr. Schnabei for beatinp Gen. Bowman, but
did not succeed. The defendant obtained a
postponement of the trial until December nest,
owinp to the absence of important witnesses
The unquestioned object of the administration
was to get Mr. Schnabei into jail, by an
immediate trial, in order too keep him out of
the Presidential canvass. Mr. Bradley the
counsel of Mr. Schnabei so stated, substantial
ly, in court.
&&*• An iratncuse and enthasiastic mass
convintion of Republicans was held at West
Chester, on Friday, and was addressed by
the evening there was a brilliant torchlight
procession with fire works by the Wide Awakes
of West Chester, Philadelphia, and neighbor
ing towns. Speeches were made by Messrs.
CHEESEMAN, of California. It was the best
demonstration ever witnessed in that county.
who was nominated by the last Republican
State Convention for Lieut. Governor, and
who published his intention tp withdraw, has,
it is understood, in accordance with the reso
lutions passed at two Congressional Conven
tions, concluded to withdraw his resignation,
and consented to rim as the candidate for that
Bvr By the arrirtl of the Pony Express,.
St. Josephs, we have advices from Califon/
to the Ith inst. On the day previous to the
leaving of the Express, Judge TERRY HA
been acquitted of killing Senator BRODERI,
in a duel, by a jury in Marion County, Qadt .
circumstances which left no doubt of colJusio'
Financial affairs in San Francisco had beg
to wear a better look, the partial panic res U ' t !
ing from the late failures having pretty
worn off. There is considerable miscellaueo-i
intelligence of iuterest by this arrival.
Advices from New Mexico to the 9th Q ] t
have been received. In the vicinity of San: 4
Fe there had been copious rains, which had
vastly improved the prospects of the harvest.,
hut this side of Fort Union the drouth sii,
continued, and the water courses were verv
low. The fires in the mountains surrouudinj.
Santa Fe had done an immense amount of
damage, and caused the loss of several |iv tj
Provisions of all kinds were scarce. No further
Indian troubles are reported. The news frr JQ
the Arizona gold mines is not encouraging
the scarcity of water being a great draw ban
to their being successfully worked.
arrival of the steamship City of Washington
off Cape Race, Friday morning, we are pu;
in possession of advices from Europe four daw
later than those previously received. The
new< is unimportant. The British Govern
ment was reported to have received informs
! tion that a fearful massacre of Christians had
taken place at Damascus, in which fire hun
dred of thrm had been killed, including
| the Dutch Consul. Tue American Consul was
also reported to have been wounded. Full
particulars hail not come to hand. From NY
pies, we learn that notwithstanding the late
steps towards concession taken bv the King,
1 the people refused to be sntisfied. The citr
was in a highly excited state. Patrols were
| constantly traversing the streets, nhd evm
otic was full of apprehension. A dispatch
via Turin, dated the 17th, asserts that a con
flict had taken place between' the troops and
the people, in which several persons were kill
ed. The King had dismissed bis Ministry, and
formed a new Cabinet. We have nothing
further relative to the movements of Garibal
i®-The Bangor (Me.) Whig states that
; the company engaged in taking out goods
from the wrecked steamer Hungarian obtain
from £.",00 to $OOO worth'per day. The wreck
is full of bodies, some of which'can be seen at
low water, and the sight is represented as ex
tremely distressing.
At the re-ider.-c of the bride'.-, father, near Burlington,
Kansas, ori'tbe evening ot the 4th ult.. l,v Ker. IVtrr
Kernel -Judge HL'RT<X 1.. KlN'(.>U( KY . formerly of
Towanda, to Miwt LUCY YlXCfc, of Burlington.
July ?•">. by Charles Holland. Esq., GEORGE \V. \p,
; NIHIT to Miss I! A'RRIKT WOOD, all of Asylum. IV
At the residence or My. H'. M. Mrrr, in Blnshaniton, nr.
Snud.iy morning. July Miss GEORGIAN A M
I'A'lTioßsON, ot New ('beans, iu the Ibth year of
her age.
St'd -m amid all the raribfis trials and afflictions of life
is there occasion to record one more painful than is an
nounced in the above few lines, —painful to thoe afflicted
ones whbie intimate iuterc .urs-e of a hippy family circle
is broken up, the companion-hip of a dear member lost
forever *>n earth,—pailful to the large circle of acquain
tances and'friends who were won so highly t > appre
' ciatc the many fine qualities of mind'and heart whi h
characterized her who thus eatly is called', addihg an
other link to the chain which draws our affections from
this World, hoping for a more perfect anion where the
. bitter feeling or separation shall be known no more for
ever. She ha-, gone before in the morning of life, wh
all was hopeful—yet neither fearing of dreading death,
! her only sorrow or anxiety being for those left behind,
I lest they might mour.i her t>t> deeply. Calmly. pea
fully and trustingly she driftel oat upon that unknown
sea that rolls around all the world. For her we imura
not—too fair for earth she was"called to heaven.
Although in a strange land -lie nai not among strati
j crers. Seldom if ever has more sincere sorrow or deep
i felt sympathy pervaded our village. Her merSOry will
: ever be preserved among us, and may we not hope, her
character imitated.
BRIDGE LETTING—SeaIed proposal*
will be received nc;<r tbe house of Thomas Maniey,
in Carton on TL'KSI'AV, Aug. 14, 1860, nnti? 1 o'clock
p. m . for the building and completing a Bridge scroti
Towanda Creek, near that place. Specifications for the
same may lie seen at tbe house of C. S. Sellard. and T.
M. Walts"and at the Commissioner's Office,' for ten days
previous to said letting.
I'. 11. BCCK.
Commissioner's Office, July 30,1830. Com'rs.
V CARD.—J. H. CAFF.Y respectfully inform*
the citizens ot Towanda and vicinity, and the pub
>ic generally that he has commenced the TAILORING
b lsme-s, n this place. Shop over Messrs. Montanye A
1 Co., store where he will make to order all the various
kinds of gents garments in all the latest approved fash
ions, and warrant them to St. CLTTINU done on shot*
notice. A share of public patronage respectfully solicit
ed. Aug 1, 1860.
EXECUTOR'S N OTlCE—Notice is here
in bv given, that all persons indebted to the es
tate ofJABEZ TOMKIXS, late
ceased, are hereby requested to make payment without
delay, and all persons having claims against said estate,
will"present them duly authenticated for settlement.
; July 30, 1860. Executors.
BENJ. E. WAKEMAN, Leader, and comprising a nam
ber of good musicians, announce to the public that
they ere prepared to furnish music for Parades, Excur
sions. Balls, Ac., on reasonable terms. Address.
Laceyyille,July 17,18C0. BENJ. E. WAKEMAN'^
No excuse for having poor Bread, nor for borrowing
A'east, when you can buy a first rate article, and enough
for one cent for a large baking at
jy26 FOX'S.
most desirable Cheese in market, for sale at
. FOX'S.
/^AUTlON. —Whereas my wife POLIA
vJ has left my bed and board without any just cansr
this is therefore to forbid all per-ons harboring or trust
ing her on my account, as I will pay no debts of her cot
trading after this date.
North Towanda. July 5. 1860.
Yf YER'S MILL at Cieek is doing
JLTI all the work that is brought to it promptly. hu |[ b
the Steam Power in successful operation, we can ass#
all who choose to give us their patronage, that they r
rely upon having their work well done, and with disp*
Try us MYEK. FROST A Co.
XowaatU July 19, ISfiO