Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, September 13, 1860, Image 2

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    Terrible Catastrophe!
The Steamer Lady Elgin Sunk!
Over 300 Lives Lost!
CHICAGO, Saturday, Sept. 8, IsOO.
The steamer Lady Elgin, in the Lake Sup
erior Lino, which left here lust night, was run
into by the schooner Augusta, off Waukegan,
at 2 1 2 o'clock this morning.
The steamer sunk in twenty minutes in 300
feet of water.
Only seventeen persons are known to be
saved, including the clerk, steward,and porter.
From o")0 to 400 persons are said to have
been on board, and among them were the
Black \ agers, the Green Yagers and Rifles,
and -everal fire companies uf Milwaukee, who
were on a visit to this city.
Col Lumsden.of The JYeic-Orleans Picayune,
and family, were on board, aud are supposed
to be among the lost.
At the time of the accident, the schooner
was sailing at the rate of eleven miles an
No accurate list or number of the persons
on board can be given, but the following is
estimated as nearly correct :
Excursion party .... 300
passengers 50
Steamer's crew 35
Of these, but 98 are saved.
Cupt. Mulott of the schooner Augusta states
that when he first discovered the steamer's
lights, both red and bright, he supposed her
to be from quarter to half a mile distant, and
steering X. E., it was raining very hard at the
time ; we kept our vessel on her course East
by South until we saw a collisiou was probable
when we put the heln hard np ; struck the
steamer, two or three minutes afterwards just
abaft the paddle-box, on the port side ; the
steamer kept on her course, her engine in full
motion, headed the Augusta around north,
alongside the steamer, but they got separated
in abotrt a minute, when the Augusta fell in
the trough of the sea ; all the head gear, jib
boom. and stannchcons, were carried away.—
Me took in sail, and cleared away anchor,
supposing the vessel would fill. After clearing
the wreck, and got up the foresail,we succeedl
td in getting before the wind, and stood for
land. We lost sight of the steamer in five
minutes after the collision.
Mr. Betnan, second mate, states that at
half-past 2 a squall struck us ; five minutes
more, saw the lights of the vessel one point off
port bow. I sung out hard a-port ; the vessel
seemed to pay no attention, aud struck us
forward of this paddle-box, larboard side,
tearing off the wheel, and cutting through the
guards iu the cabin hull. We were steeling
X. W by W., a point to windward. Our
course at that time was N. W After striking
us, the vessel heng for a moment, aud then
got. clear. I went below to see what damage
was done, and when 1 got hack the vessel
was gone.
When the intelligence of the loss of the
steamer with the excursion party reached
Milwaukee yesterday, it spread like wildfire
throughout the city. The telegraph i fiice was
thronged all day with relatives and friends o!
those on board. Many who presented dis
patches were in tears, aud the most intense
anxiety and excitement was manifested in the
countenances of all In the First Ward of
that city, it is said there is scarcely a house or
place of business, which Las not 10.-t some iu
mate or employee.
All the survivors unite in according to Capt.
.John Wilson, commander, praise for his great
bravery and daring throughout. Hewasfore
ino-t in confronting the danger, and earnest
tor the safety of the pas-cngors. He was
drowned within a hundred feet of shore.
Nearly one hundred persons arrived within
;>0 yards of the beach, but were swept back
by the returning waves, and lost. L'p to 9
o'clock to night,only 21 bodies have been re
covered, most of which have been recognized
by friends as those of residents of Mi'lwakee.
A Ccnroc.s INCIDENT —Monday night,as the
Yew \ork mail train, due here at 10.30, was
passing through a piece of woods one mile
East of Geneva, the bead light was suddenly
extinguished, leaving the track ahead of in iu
total darkness. The train was stopped, and
upon examination a luge sized owl was found
fluttering around in reflector, which of course
was very warm. The supposition is that the
twl must have flown directly against the lamp
f>r a hole was found in the glass, which was
not large enough to pull the bird throrongh
again, and it was found necessary to open the
side door of the case and draw the reflector
out. The owl was captured,and strange to say
it was apparently uninjured. These glasses in
the head light are oval and almost three-eighths
of an inch thick ; consequently the owl must
have been flying at a high rate of speed when
it. eaiue in contact with the lamp. The engineer
of the locomotive says that " he intends to have
this bird stuffed and placed in his cab, com
merative of this curious event." lie was
obliged to proceed the rest of the way with a
common hand lamp, placed in the case of the
original head light— Rochester Express.
THF. SPMT IN Pmi.ADEl.pnu.—ln Philadel
phia, despite the exertions of Brcekinridgers,
the Douglas men have had things pretty much
their own way. The city convention nominat
ed candidates of known Douglas proclivities,
while three out of the four congressional eon
didate- from the city districts are Douglas
men, Brodhead of the second district, being
the only one for Breckinridge. The redoubted
Tom Florence Las been beaten by Lehman in
the first. So that we may look for a speedy
redaction of the force employed in the Navy
Tin? progress of Senator Seward from Detroit
to Lansiug,Mich.,which place he reached Fri
day, was oue continued ovation—the people
turning out in great numbers to greet him at
every s'ation. At Lansing, the demonstra
tions of welcome were of the most enthusias
tic character, delegations being present from
all the surrounding country iu uupreceduted
numbers- The immense crowd was addressed
by Mr. Seward, Gen. Nye and others, Mr.
S ward proceeded to Jackson Friday evening,
lie was to speak at Kulaniazzo Saturday, aud
spent the Sabbath ia Milwaukee.
tcS" The Canadian schooner W. 11. Davey,
with a cargo of coal sprung aleak in a heavy
gale ou Saturday, and suuk near the Middle
Island, Lake Erie. The crew of seven per
sons escaped to the rigging. There they re
mained seventeen hours, un.l were tiually
a-cued by a parsing vessel >*o Kvcs were lost
iiruMoit ilqjortfr.
Thursday Morning, September 13, 1860.
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AND'W G. CITRTIN, of Centre Co.
Republican County Ticket.
lion. GALUSHA A. GROW, of Susq.
HENRY W. TRACY, of Standing Stone
Dr. C. T. BLISS, of Leßoy.
A. 11. SPALDING, of Athens Borough.
E. O. GOODRICH, of Towanda. Boro'.
NATHAN C. ELSBREE, of Windham.
WILLIAM H. DECKER, of Towanda.
E. R. DELONG, of Asylum.
Maj. JERE CULP, of Towanda Borough.
But Tour weeks remain for active work be
fore the October electiou ; aud ulthough that
decisive contest is so near, we fear that our
friends in Bradford county, are unprepared
for it.
Reader, what has been doue in your dis
trict ? Put thequestiou to yourself, look the
whole matter fairly in the face, and answer
conscientiously. Is your township, or borough
organized? Is it well organized? Have
meetiugs been held in it ? If not, are you
preparing to hold any? Have you circulated
any documents ? Has your district been can
vassed, and do you know, as you ought to do,
how every man in it is going to vote?
These are all important questions. In some
districts all of them can be answered aflirma
tively, but in very few In some, not one can
be answered in that way. In others, a part,
only, can be answered. And yet, unless ail
these things have been done, your district can
not be said to be well orgauized.
There is time, yet, for doing what has been
left undone, but none to spare. Whatever is
done ought to be done quickly. Every elec
tion district in this county should be canvassed
at once, until the name, whereabouts and poli
ties of every voter iu it is known. Friends,
everywhere ! will you see to it that it is done 'i
Now is the time to hold meetings. The
evenings are pleasant, admirably suited for
out-door speaking, and the nights arc now
long enough for that purpose. In the coun
try the farmers are not too busy or tired to
give their evenings, this delightful weather, to
the holding of meetings iu their respective
neighborhoods ; and whilst every one is, ap
parently, willing to hear, no time should be
lost in affording the opportunity.
Do not wait for others to move, but move
yourself. Nor is it worth while to wait to
have meetings appointed for you. Appoiut
the day and place, send word for speakers, and
then go to work and drum up a crowd by the
time appoiuted.
, The great battle cf the Presidency is to be
fought mainly, not in November, but, at our
October election. The democracy, divided
and distracted on the Presidency is united on
a dumb candidate for Governor, who manages
to please both factious by holding his tongue.
Upon him they arc as united as warriDg fac
tions can be, and there is no doubt that they
inteuil to give him the whole vote of the par
ty, or all of it they may be able to get out.—
Their intention is to make a united rally upon
him, and if they can elect him, trust to luck
for cementing their broken forces upon some
one of the fractional democratic candidates for
the Presidency. It is the duty, therefore, as
well as the interest of every enemy of the loco
foco party, to bring oot every possible vote for
: CCRTIN in October. If we elect him, then,
(as we have no doubt we shall do,) the Presi-
dential election will virtuallj be decided. The
defeated and dispirited democracy will hardly,
in that event, make a rally in November,either
here or in New York. Such a victory will not
only dash their hopes in Pennsylvania, but
will put a quietus upon the infamous coalition
in New York, and give a decisive turn to the
contest in Illinois and Indiana.
There is every incentive, therefore, to deter
mined action on the part of our friends, to
secure a thorough rally at the October elec
tion. Go to work, then, at once. See to it
that nothing is left undone that should be done
If those who should lead are lazy, do not wait
for them. This is no time to stay for laggards.
Push on the column, and let those who are
slow of 6tep catch up as best they cau. Victory
is to be won in this campaign by those who
work, aud those who slight the present oppor
tunities for actiou will find therarclrce in the
background when tbc decisive hour comes.
At the risk of beiLg thought importunate
we must repeat the inquiries with which we
commenced, and urge upon every reader the
duty of seeing to it that his own particular dis
trict is properly atteuded to. There are tre
mendous interests at stake in this contest ; and
every man who wishes the battle decided in
favor of the right, will put both hands to the
work and sec to it that in this preliminary bat
decisive conflict in October the enemy shall
obtain no advantage.
TION, will hold it.s next meeting at the " Rowley School
House," in Wella township, on Friday, September 31,
iB6O, commencing at 10 o'clock, a. m. An address will
be delivered by Rev. JOEL JEWEL, and an essay will be
read by Miss EMMA SMITH, or Miss 11. LILLET. Resolu
tions upon the general interests of education will also be
discussed. We are informed that the friends in Wells
are expecting teachers and friends from all parts of the
county. We hope they may not be disappointed.
E. GUYER, President.
B. L. BEAKPSLEY, Secretary.
Wcg~ Scholarships in the Susquehanna Colle
giate Institute my be rented upon application to B. S.
Russell, Towanda.
BST" Shipments of Coal from Towanda by
the Barclay R. R. A Coal Company. Navigation opened
May 7th, 1800.
Shipments lor the week ending Sept. 1,. .1341 tons.
Previous Shipments, 18955 "
Amount for the season 20256 "
Amount for same period last year, 18230 "
Increase 2065 "
As the Agricultural fair occurs on the
week, which was fixed upon for the Institute at Monre,
and as several who are interested in the fair, would like
te attend the Institute, it has been deemed advisable to
change the time, so the Institute at Monroeton will com
mence on the 15th of October and one at Merryail on the
Bth Teachers and Directors will please to give notice of
this change of time. C. R. COBRGN.
The worthies mentioned in the follow
ing paragraph, hare been operating in this county in a
somewhat similar manner. The St. Albans, (Vt) Me*-
trngir says that about one hundred ot the most intelli
gent and wealthy farmers in that eonnty were victimized
last week to the tune of of some fifteen thousand dollars
by a band of German peddlers.
" The peddlers effected a wholesale trade in broadcloth
with the larmers, by representing that they were acting
as agents of large cloth houses in New York and Mon
treal. and were particularly anxious to have the farmers
save the profits usually charged by regular merchants.—
They would sell at five per cent, from New York cost,
and take a negotiable note at ninety days for the amount
for each note so obtained they gave a receipt, stipulating
to take back all the cloth unsold at the end of ninety
days, when the note would be presented for payment ;
and they would make a present to each purchaser of two
or three delaine or calico dresses and a table cloth or
two. In this and similar ways sales were effected for
their cloth at a price per yard of five and a half to six
dollars, which turns out to be a sort of cotton and wool
mixture worth about a doilar and a-quarter a yard. This
band of worthies called upon moneyed men, some in this
village, and after having cashed their notes, left on Sat
urday morning for parts unknown, leaving a box of dry
goods in pledge for their bill at one of the hotels, which
on being opened, was full of tmptines*.' l
Hon A S. Diven, of Elmira. was last week
nominated by the Congressional Conference of that dis
trict. The Eltuira Prttt makes the following flattering
comments upon his nomination, which w ill be cordially
responded to l>3 - Mr. D.'s numerous friends in Bradford:—
"The nomination of ilon. A. S. DIVEN, of this village,
by the Republican Convention at Ithaca, on Wednesday,
is hailed with pleasure here by men of all parties. No
man in the County is more personally popular than Mr.
DIVEN, and we will be greatly mist ken if he does not
lead the Republican ticket in this county, in November,
several hundred. He is an able man, in the true sense of
that term, and as the District is conceded to be Republi
can by a large majority, his election may be counted np
on a-- a certainty. The nomination was due to this Coun
ty, apart from all other considerations, and we rejoice
that it has been so worthily bestowed. Asa legislator
Mr. DIVEN has few equals in this section of the great
State of New York ; and as a ready debater, he will un
questionably rank high in Congress."
BsaT" Bradford County Fair. —lt lias been
resolved by the Executive Committee of the Bradford
County Agricultural Society to hold its annual Fair on
Thursday and Friday, the 11th and 12th of October next.
The list of Judges will be published next week or the
week following.
The Committee are making large additions in build
ing and other improvements upon the Grondds for a more
extended accommodations and display of Stock and
Agricultural and Mechanical Implemedts.
Firf..— Oil Saturday morning last, about 11
o'clock, our citizens were startled by the cry of " Fire !'"
It was found to be in the dwelling of A. J. Sofleld, Esq.,
on the Avenue. In consequence of a light breeze from
the West the flames soou spread so rapidly as to preclude
the possibility of saving the building. Most of the furn
iture was saved, bat in a more or less damaged condition.
A small garden engine belonging to A. P. Cone, Esq.,
and manufactured by Rogers A Co., of Conring, at a cost
of $25 or S3O, was brought into reqnisition and did good
service in protecting the adjoining building of Mr. Erns
worth , and the shade trees aronnd the burning building
Those who witnessed the operation of this small machine
were satisfied that the main building of Mr. Sofield's
house could have been saved with a Are engine. One
more such argument as this will probably cenvince our
people of the necessity of procuring an engine for the
Company already organized.
The fire originated in the kitchen, where the hired girl
was engaged in making a kind of wax to seal preserve
pots. She left the room for a moment, and the material
boiled over upon the stove and took fire.
Mr. Sofield's loss la estimated at s*oo. No insurance.
Tioga Agitator.
a®-We are compelled to omit the publi
cation of the Court proceedings this week.
ftag" A Lincoln and Hamlin man meeting
will be held at Laceyvilie, Wyoming county. September
18,1*60, at 2 o'clock p. M —Speakers, Hon. D. WILMOT,
Hon. GEORGE LAKDOK, E. SMITH, Esq., and others.
Political Text Book and Bank
Note Reporter, always en hand at the News Room.
ttjr-WE are indebted to Mrs. CHARLES
HOMET for some very fine specimens of fruit—peaches,
apples and pears—which are the best as to appearance
and quality we have seen this season. They fnrniah
abundant evidence that with proper care no section of
the country can produce bettor fruit than Bradford.
Daring a recent thonder shower, the
wire of the Williamsport & Elmira Telegraph was struck
by lightning, near Granville Summit, the electric fluid
passing over it for several rods, and destroying forty
posts. A large black snake lyiDg near one of them was
The unanimous re-nomination of HOD. GA
LCSHA A. GROW, for the sixth term as a Rep
resentatire from this Congressional district,
is a deserved tribute to the ability and efficien
cy which he has exhibited in Congress, and
the faithfulness with which he has represented
the feelings of his constituents. The reputa
tion which Mr. GROW has achieved has made
him national, and has shed lustre and renown
npon the district he represents. The united
voice of the Republican party of the union
called for his return, and his constituents have
wisely deferred to the public interests.
His re-nominatiou has been the spontaneous
expression of the popular voice. It is the
universal recognition of the fact, that he is
now able to represent this district with more
ability and nsefnluess than any other man in
it. The times demand that the North should
not dispense with the services of her tried and
true men. This principle has been manifested
in the re-nomination of most of the Republi
can members from this State. And none of
them can render more efficient service to the
Republican cause than GALCSHA A. GROW.
The selection of Representatives is one of
the highest duties the voters are called upon
to perform. The Republican Convention in
presenting the names of HENRY W. TRACY
nnd Dr C. T. BLISS has testified its high
appreciation of the qualities which should be
combined in the candidate for Representative.
These two gentlemen will command the respect
and support of every member of our party. —
They possess a reputation which ensures an
honest representative career, with abilities
which will reflect credit upon themselves and
their constituents. With TRACT and Buss in
the Legislature the people of Bradford will
rest in security that the schemes of speculators
will not be sanctioned by ihnr representatives,
but that the interests of the tax-payers and
the Commonwealth will be carefully guarded.
We bespeak for them the support not only of
every Republican, but of every voter who de- ;
sires the County to be ably and efficiently rep
For Sheriff, A HANSON SPALDING, of
Athens has been nominated. The unanimity
with which this nomination was made, is the
best possible recommendation which we could
offer for the capability and respectability of
the nominee. Possessing in a high degree
those qualifications necessary for the proper
discharge of the dnties of the responsible office
for which he has been presented, the nomina
tion is one which bas been everywhere receiv- j
ed with universal approbation. Of correct bu
siness habits, energy and snavity, the office
will be honored by bis election.
For the office of Prothonotary and Clerk of
the Courts, the editor of this paper has been
honored by the endorsement of the Republi
can Convention. In returning our grateful
acknowledgements for the nomination, we can
assure our Republican friends tbat it will re
double our sense of obligation to the party,
and increase oar efforts for the success of its
NATHAN C. EL-HREF, of Witfdbam,
has been nominated for Register and Record
er. He is a young man of fine abilities and
every way qualified for the post for which he
has been selected. The legal training which
he has had peculiarity fits hiin to conduct the
business of the Orphans' Court with satisfac
tion and profit to the public, while bis gentle
mauly deportment will gain him the approba
tion of all who tnav bare business to transact
in the office.
The office of County Commissioner is the
most important to the tax payers of the Coun
ty, of any which thej are called upon to fill.
The entire control of the Connty disbursements
is regulated by the Commissioners, and a ri
gid and searching administration of the dutieß
of the office will prevent many abases. By
nominating WILLIAM H. DECKER, of
Towanda, the Republican party have secured
a candidate who combines in an eminent de
gree, the qualifications of soond jndgment, in
corruptible honesty, and the firmness to reject
all loose and doubtfnl measures, His election
will be a fortunate event for the Connty.
In its emoluments and honors the office of
County Auditor is of trifling importance. But
to the tax payers of the County it is of conse
quence. The accounts of the public officers
are all examined by the Auditor who also
scrutinizes the County disbnrsements. They
are the only check upon profligacy and extrav
agance. It is necessary that the person select
ed as Auditor, should be a good business man
will informed about County matters, and will
ing to undergo the labor necessary to make
such a dry and tedious investigation. E. R.
DeLONG of Asylnm, has been nominated by
the Repoblican party. A better cboio could
uot have been made.
For Coronre, Maj. J ERE CULP, of this
Borough, was nominated by the Convention.
The office is not considered of much impor
: tance —indeed, we believe latterly, it has not
been the custom to take out the commission.
Still, circumstances might arise, which would
make the office of some importance, and we
believe it is universally admitted that the nom
inee combines all the necessary qualifications
i for the post.
WILT, speak upon the political questions of the day,
as follows
Canton, Friday, September 2Ut.
Smlthfleld. Saturday. September 22d.
Rome, Monday. September 24th.
Leßavsville. Tue-day. Scpteral-er 2Jth.
At each place, at 1 o'clock, p. in.
Addresses may also be expected by other speakers—
The Republicans of the several placet are requested to
moke the necessary arrangements.
N* MEETINGS will be held lu this County as follows :
At Jobe's Corners, in Wells,on the 19th inst., 1 o'clock
p. m.
At the Meeting House, at Aapenwall Corners, in the
evening at o'clock, p. m.
At Booth Creek, on the 20th inst., at 1 o'clock, p. m.
at the School House near J. P. Gillett's.
At Columbia X Roads, same evening at 7f o'clock, at
James Strong's.
At SpringfiaU, on the list inst., at 1 o'clock, p. m., at
J. Hammond's.
At Ridgbuiw, same evening, at 7f o'clock, p. m.
Speakers—U. MBJU-XR, E. SMITH, G. D- Mo.ntanye.
Esq rs.
flrtos front all Rations.
—On the Railroad between New Orleans
and Berwick's bay the Passengers shoot alligators while
the train is running at the rate of 25 miles an hour.
—Several of the Farmers of Minnesota have
undertaken the culture of hemp. That State is said to be
admirably adapted to the growth and cultivation of this
—From the Kansas papers we learn that
the land sales in that Territory have amounted to little
or nothing. Very few seem able or willing to purchase.
—Suitable apartments in the presidential
mansion for the Prince of Wales and the chiefs of his suite
are now being prepared. A hall will be given in the east
—Rev. I. S. Kalloch, now preacher at
Leavenworth.Kansas, is about to relinquish for the third
time the ministry and adopt the profession of the law.—
He will remain in Kansas.
—The committee appointed in New York
to make arrangements for the reception of the Prince of
Wales,embraces about 150 individuals, who hold in the
aggregate over two hundred millions of property.
• —Gov. Gist of South Carolina, wants to go
to the National Horse Show soon to be held at Spring- i
field, Mass., but lie can't. The Constitution of the State j
declares the Gubernatorial chair vacant if the occupant :
leaves the limits of the State during his term of office.
—The humors of Savaunah find expression
in old methods, as appears in the following advertisement
of a boot maker, printed in The Republican : " 1 here
by notify the parties who hive ueen in the habit of tak
ing shoes from the outside of store 144 Broughton street
—who,when caught in the act,wish to pass off as practical
jokers, that I will henceforth prosecute such as common
—A pedestrian nnmed Buckley has been
iunuing the PittiburghcM by performing the feat of
walking one thousand miles in as many consecutive
hours. They supposed everything was going on right
until Buckley had a falling out with his agent, who stat
ed that the pedestrain had frequent refreshed himself with
five hours sleep at a time, when no visitors were in atten
—The Millerites now number about fifty
thousand in the United States and Canada*, and they
gather in the camp meeting in all parts of the country.
Apt rtion of the brethren look for the Millenium before
the last of March, 1861; others are confident that the
world will last ten years and two months longer, while
others still, predict a universal overthrow in about six
teen weeks.
—The Breckinridge State Convention met
at Mslwaukic on the sth ; a'>out one bundled and fifty
delegates were in attendance, aud nominated a ruli Klec.
total ticket.
—The anniversary oi the death of Narcisio
Lopez and his followers, who fell in Cuba during the re
volutionary attempt in ISSI, is still celebrated in New
Oilcaus. Saturday, Sept. Ist, was observed by a high
mass in the Jesuits' Church.
—lt is said that Coppic, a brother of Cop
pic who wa hung at Harper's Kerry, is following up the
same branch of business in which the latter proved so
unsuccessful. lie lately escorted quite a party of slaves
through lowa City, on their way to Canada.
—An admirer of Hon. John Covode of
Pennsylvania, has had a cane made from wood found
upon the site of Fort Duqnesnt, which he designs pre
senting to that gentleman The handle of the cane
bears a silver plate, oo which is engraved a dog keeping
watch over a treasure. Beneath this is the word ** Fi
—Senator Seward, on being recently asked
in relation to the Union movement in New York against
Lincoln, replied that. "The more they unite the more
they won't carry it "
—The Cayuga Lake Recorder, hitherto a
neutral paper, has come out for Lincoln and Hamlin, and
the Republican State Ticket, It is edited with much
—Hon. Thomas Corwin was nominated by
acclamation, for re election to Congress, by the Repub
licans of the seventh (Ohio) District, on Saturday last.
—Gen. Cameron is in Washington, and he
says Pennsylvania will give Lincoln 30,000 majority
against all combinations.
—Gen. Houston, of Texas after publishing
a half dozen letters positively declaring his purpose to
continue to be a candidate for the Presidency until No
vember, has within a few daya, written anothtr with
drawing from the contest.
—Rev. A. Brawley, Methodist Superinten
dent and Missionary in Texas, was hang by a mob a
ahort time since on the charge of being an Abolitionist.
The New York ChrUtia* Advocate says he was a devout
ly pious and inoffensive man.
—The Republicans of the 18th ward in
Baltimore have just organized a club. The room in which
the members assembled was crowded. A city conven
tion is soon to be organised.
—The New York Courier Sf Enquirer says
there is no foundation whatever for the statement that
Mr. Seward will decline to serve another term in the U.
S. Senate.
—A Southern editor says that, politically,
Mr. Douglas is as dead ss if he had lived before the flood,
and had not been admitted to the ark.
ttf The New York Tribune says :—We
announce with gladness the reoomination of
GALCSHA A. GBOW and virtual renomination
of JOHN HICKMAN for Members of Congress
from Pennsylvania. There can hardly be more
useful Members or more earnest Republicans
in the House ; and, though each has already
been several times elected, we bold that the
public service imperatively requires tbeir re
turn to the field of tbeir honorable labors and
their eminent usefulness. Each will of coarse
I be reelected by a majority of thousands.
(Prom the Tuesday's Tribune.]
Maine did a noble day's work yesterday
We had feared that the fierce clamor of
adversary concerning Elder Peck's defalcatio'
and other local issnes, and the desperate eier"
lions of the allied Pjo-blavery factions, wonki
result in the loss of at least one of the
publican Congressmen in the three close I).,
tricts two years ago, and that the Republic'
majority for Governor—l2,ooo last y fcar
when little effort was made and bat a light'
vote polled—might be somewhat
But we underrated the strength, not the eneri
gy, of the compatriots of HANNIBAL HAMUX
They have gallantly met and gloriously routed
the motley hosts mustered to overwhelm them
lu vain has Douglas stumped the State, and
Smart railed at the Republicans as thieve*
and Brooks implored the Old Line Whigg t 0
" conquer their prejudice," and the State been
leset from all sides by the combined power of
Douglas, Bell and Breckinridge men. The
Republicans have fought the good fight with
alacrity, with steadiness, and unflinching cour
age They have carried the Governor by an
increased majority over any year but 1*856
carried every Member of Congress, more than
doubling their majorities in all the close Dig
tricts, carried the Legislature all to nothing
carried their County Officers, and finished up
their work for the campaign. Nothing can
now stop their State going for Lincoln and
Hamlin in November by at least 25,000 ma
jority Nobly done, gallant Republicans of
the Pioe-Tree State 1 The mustering legiom
of Free Soil and Free Labor pause to rend
the air with cheers for MAINE and HAMLIN,
then advance, at a charging quick-step, to the
battle and the victory I
Wistar's Balsam of Wild Cherry.
This remedy has loug lieeti cherished by the communi
ty for its remarkable efficacy in relieving, healing and
curing tlie nost obstinate, "painful and loon standing
cases of Cough, Cold, Influenza, Sore Throat, Bronchitis,
Wboofiing Cnjth, Crimp, Asthma, inflammation of the
Long* ; while even Consumption itself has yielded to itg
magic influence when all other means have failed. Its
whole history proves that the pant has produced no
remedy of equal value, as a citre lr the numerous ind
dangerous pulmonary attentions which prevail all over
the laud.
Li UESTON a, Montour Co. Pa., Oct. 22,15J8.
This is to certify that I was pronounced by several phy.
sicians us consumptive, and had ail the symptoms of tbs
disease in its worst fortn. auc-h as coughing, severe paint
in the chest, shortness of breath, night sweats, and ex
treme weakness and lassitude in my whole system, II y
family nearly all having died of the disease. I had given
up all hope of recovery, as nothing gave me relief; but
through the persuasion of a friend I was induced to trv
lirst bottle relieved me considerably, and the third bottle
cured me entirely. I now feci as we las ever 1 did in my
life, and am able to follow uiy occupation as farmer u
fully as any one.
1 also had a sister in a more advanced state of the die
ease, having been couliued to her bed for over n rear and
pronounced beyond hope by our ln-st physicians. She
als • was entirely cured by the Wild Cherry, but it re
quired six or eight bottles, and she still taker it occasion
ally as a preventive, beiug naturally weak chested.
1 would sincerely urge all who are similarly afflicted to
try Ih. II iliac s Balsam of I l r ii<l tS Kerry , as 1 am satis
fied that but tor your own valuable remedy my sister and
myself would not now be living, i will cheerfully au
-swer any u who may address nc on the subject and
state our cases more fulfy.
Caution to Purchaser The only genuine Wistar's Ua\-
sim has the written signature of •' I. Bcrrs'* and tbs
pro ted one of the Proprietors on the outer wrapper;
ail other is vile and worthless.
Prepared by SKTH W. FOWLE A CO.. Boston, and
for sale bv I'ATTOS A PAYNE and Dr. II C PORTER, TO
wanda ; The Drug Store. SmitlifieUl ; Jons MATHER, Ul
ster ; G A PERKINS, Athens ; J F la>vc, A SONS. Burling
ton ; f) N NKWTON. Monmeton ; I> D PARKHCRST. Le-
ELL Troy: J W Woonncax A Co.; Rome; SN BROS
dealers everywhere.
July 22 1 SCO . by Rev. N'. Callender, of l-aporte. Mr
of Albany.
September 3, by the "sime, Mr. J. D. BARBER and Mm
EMII.Y C. WILCOX. of Albany
ilrto astomfscraoits.
The State Fair,
ix her 2jth, 2tith, 27th. and 2*th.
Grand Cavalcade ot all the Horse* on exhibition, oa
Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. a. in., under the special
charge of Chief Marshal John W. Geary, of Greensburj,
and Assistant Marshals George Hay,of York, J. Bowmas
Bell, of Beading.
Procs>i..ii of all the Cattle on exhibition, in the how
track, at 12 o'clock M., under charge of Assistant Mr
shals Charles Dorrance, of Kingston, E. B. Harvey, d
All Trotting and Pacing Horses for preliminary trial
of siieed at 1 o'clock, p. m., under charge of Assistant
Marshals John Stewart, or Lackawanna. William F. Mur
ray, of Harrisburg. Charles K. Engle, of Buatleton.
At 3 o'clock, p. m.. the trial of Fire Engines, under su
perintendence of Walter G. Sterling, H. B. McKeaa,
Charles Law, and the Chief Engineer of Scraton.
The Committee on Trotting Horses and Fire Engines
are narticularly requested to be present at the trial* in
their respective departments.
All the Judges appointed who may he present or ia
the vicinity, will please report themselves at the Pre*!-
dent's tent, on the ground, at 4 o'clock, p. m. for the pur
pose of organizing.
The Committee on reception, consisting of Coi. Dor
ranee, Col. Wright, and f>. G. Dreisbaeh, will meet at
the Secretary's office. at 10 o'clock, a. m.. for the purpoae
of receiving invited guests and delegation! from other
1. The Chief Marshals. Assistant Marshals and Judge*,
will meet at the President's Tent at 0 o'clock A. M., for
the parpose of proceeding to duty.
2. At 10, a. m.. trial of those
that are prepared to compete for premium*.
3. At 11 o'clock, a. m.,
either in harness, saddled, or led; under the direction
of the Chief Marshal.
4. At 114 o'cl wk a. m.. all
under the saddle, competing for premiums.
5. At 124 p. m.. all
under the saddle or in harueaa, competing aa above.
(■ At 14 p. m., all
either single or double, in harness, aa above.
. 7. At 2, p. m.,
from Philadelphia ia expected, to play 20 minute*
gr The programme for Thursday and Friday will 4*
published a* soon as made np by the committee.
As much Inconvenience has been experienced by tb*
Society, in consequence of horses being entered for pre
miums, in no respect worthy and only for the convenience
of the owner, a committee has been appointed consist!"*
of ('apt. John Urqnhart, Anson Church and James Hicks
to deckle upon such as are worthy of occupying stalls ™
competing for premiums ; and those not worthy. in toed
judgment, will be charged one dollar a day for each J
left upon the ground.
J. S. HALDEMAN, President
A.O HIESTFR, Secretary.
September 5, 1860.
THE undersigned begs leave to call the attention
the citizens of Totvand* and vicinity to the fact, that
he is now giving hia whole attention to the A'e*
Stulicnary business. I have the ve>y best facilities *> r
furnishing all papers. Daily and trttkly. Also all tM
Monthly Publication*, on hand as soon as issued. I . <**
get any Book published ia the United States on short
notice. .
Daily Times, Herald, Tribune, and News, furuiah** I** 1 **
15 cents per week, the Daily World at 10. Now ■*
time to anbncrlbe for a daily paper, tn order to get
Political News, Election Returns, Ac. A
ment ot Stationary will be found at all times, Ink, Fj* •
Pens, Envelopes. Ac Ac. Thankful for the liberal P*
ronage of my fiitnds, I hope by attending p r°?uitr
j my business, to retain their custom, for which 1 sh"
I feel grateful. Call at the Bakery and see.
| T*n unda, Sept \l<4o A. P. COWtW-