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Thursday Pdorning, September 12, 1861.
Republican County Nominations !
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A telegraphic despatch received here oo
Monday, from Montrose, announced that the I
Republican Convention, of Susquehanna conn- '
ty, had that day unanimously nominated 1
ULYSSES MERCUR for President Judge.
Mr. MERCVR is therefore the unanimous nomi
nee of the Republican party of this District, '
as he is unquestionably the almost unanimous 1
choice of the people of the District. This ( '
high compliment i%not bestowed unworthilv. '
Mr. MERCUR has, by his industry, integrity I
and ability, acquired an enviable repntatiou at 1
the bar. Upon the bench, bis decision, prompt- 1
ness, and rapid dispatch of business have ol- (
ready attracted public attention, and demon- 1
Btrated him as " the right man in the right '
place " We do not suppose that he will have
aoy opposiog candidate—bnt that all parties 1
will cordially unite in his support. i c
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We publish to day, the proceedings of the
Republican County Convention, beld at this
place, on the 2d inst. The resolutions adopt- (
ed by that body, we thiuk will find a response j
in the heart of every true patriot. They speak f
for themselves, and we commend them to the
careful perusal of our readers. |
The ticket placed in nomination by the Con- 1
vention. is one to which every true Republican !
aud Patriot can give his undivided support.—
Hon U. MERCUR, the candidate for President
Judge, is a gentleman of sterling worth and
undoubted integrity—a man in every particu
lar qualified for the positiou for which he is i
named. He has been long and favorably
known to the people of the District, as a mau t
whose character is beyond reproach, and whose
reputation is above suspicion, lie will,,no
doubt, receive the uuanimous nomination of
the Judicial Conference, and, of course, be tri
umphantly elected. As Mr. MF.RCUR'S legal :
abilities are so well known, it is unnecessary j
for us to speak of them. t
The re-nomination of Messrs. TRACY and
BLISS, for the Legislature, is a well deserved
compii tuent, and we are sure meets with gen
era! approbation. They are gentlemen who
have been tried and found " not want iug," and
whom even the democrats, in their late Con
vention, pronounced "good and faithful ser
vants," and we trast they will receive the de
served support of the party. They have prov
ed themselves true to their constituents, in ev
ery instance, and we trust theif coustitnents
will prsve true to them, by giving them the
support which they have merited by their up
right and honest course, during the last ses
sion of the Legislature. As we shall speak
of them hereafter, we defer farther comment
for the present.
Mr. V. M. LONG, the nominee for Associate
Judge, needs no recommendation fromourpen.
He is an old resident of the county, and has
been long and favorably known to the people,
and will undoubtedly receive the undivided
support of the party. He is a gentleman well
qualified for the position for which he is nam
ed, and will discharge the duties of his office
with fidelity and honor.
The nominee for Treasurer, Mr. FRANCIS
WATTS, is a gentleman with whom we are in
timately acquainted, and can recommend him
to the support aud confidence of the peo
ple, as a gentleman of honesty, integrity,
promptness and discretion. He is a man emi
nently fitted for tho position assigned bim, and
will make a faithful aud competent officer.
The uomiuatiou of Mr. ISAAC LYONS for
Commissioner, is nuquestionahly a judicious
eclection. He is emphatically the man for the
times, and we are confident that every tax-pay
er who desires the County Treasury guarded
with vigilance and caution, will cast their vote
for him. He is a man fresh from the ranks
of the people, and pre-eminently worthy of the
confidence of his fellow-citizens.
The office of County Auditor is an impor
ant one, aud requires a man of practical and
business habits. The present candidate, Mr.
ROBERT MASON, is an excellent accountant
and a practical business man, and is iu every
respect well qualified for the position.
We are satisfied that a better ticket conld
not have been selected, and we are confident
it will receive the undivided soppoit of the
party. Wa shall speak of it again hereafter.
Col. Corcoran was lately put in irons
several hoars for refas'og to answer his name
at roll c*li.
Tbe news from Washington on Sunday, in
dicate the speedy opening of active hostilities.
Gen. M'Clellan on Saturday tnadc a balloon
assention with Prof. Lowe, and spent two
hours in making reconnclsancos of the enemy's
i positions. This was followed on Tuesday
morning at daylight by a movement of our
pickets, who were advanced one mile from
their former positions, the rebel pickets re
treating before them without any attempt at
resistance. It has recently been discovered
that -the rebels, in addition to their fortifica
tions on Munson's Hill, have recently erected
a formidable battery, commanding the Lees-
I burg turnpike, about seveu miles from the
Chain Bridge. There dose not appear, how
ever, to be any considerable body of troops
in this vicinity. It appears, also, that on
Wednesday the 4th the rebels, actually made
au attempt to effect a crossing of the Potomac
at Geat Falls, about sixteen miles above
Washington, but were repulsed with consider
able loss. They planted a battery of rifled
caunon upon an eminence aud fired about a
hundred guoß at a body of our troops on the
Maryland side, attempting, meantime, to cross
by constructing a temporary bridge with planks.
The sharp shooters of the Pennsylvania Seventh
however, met them with such a galling fire
that tbey were forced to give up the enter
prise, and retire with their battery. Only
one man was slightly wounded among the
A conclusive evidence of the syraphatby
felt for the Government of the United States
by the Eemperor of Rusia, which has beeu ex
pressed in a letter writteu by the Prince Gorts
chakoff to Baron Stoeckel, the Rn6ian Minis,
ter at Washington, by command of the Em
peror. llis majesty recognized to the fullest
extent the importance of maintaining the Uuion
and directs Mr. Stoeckel to use all his influ
ence in behalf of the Government. This im
portant letter has been suitably ackuowledgcd
by Secretary Seward.
Our latest intelligence from Fortress Mon
roe, and the coast below, to the 7th inst, is
confirmatory of that previously received, rel
ative to the condition of sentiments in North
Carolina The George Peobody hau arrived
at the Fortress, from Hatterua Inlet, with a
number of fugitives families from the mouth
of Tar River, who had succeeded in escaping
to the Inlet. They report that the lower
counties of North Carolina are ready to hoist
the natioual Hag when assured of support—a
prominent clergyman declaring that should a
National force laud near Beaufort, it would
immediately be joined by at least two thous
and North Caroliua Unionist. A perfect
reign of terror exists there at present.
On Sunday morning, a coachmaker, named
A. Williamson, was arrested with a wagon and
a pair of horses, with which he was traveling
toward the Potomac, with the intention of
crossing. The wagon bad a false top and bot
tom, aud in it were found concealed quanti
ties of revolvers, gold lace and red flannel,
and a package of about 120 letters, directed j
to persons in Petersburg!), Richmoud, Norfolk,
and Fairfax, some of them from first-class
business houses in Baltimore.
An important order was issued on Saturday
by Gen. McClellan, providiug for a better ob
servance of the Sabbath in the National Ar
my. He recommends that all work be sus
pnded on that day, except iu case of an attack
by the euetny or some other extreme military
necessity ; that no unnecessary movements
shall be made ; that the men shall, as (ar as
possible, be permitted to rest ; and that they
shall attend Divine service after the customary
moruing inspection.
COURTY POOR HOUSE.— At the late sessiou
of the Legislature au act was passed providing
that the voters of Bradford County should
vote at the coming election upon the question
of a County Poor House. This law also made
it the duty of the Sheriff to publish the act at
least six weeks before the day of election. It
has been impossible for the Sheriff to comply
with the provisions of the law, because the
pamphlet laws have not yet been received,
and the law itself did not come to the notice
of the Sheriff, until the time bad passed.
firm and vigorous action taken by the Govern
ment has infused fresh courago and hopeful
ness into the public heart. Men who less than
a week ago were desponding, are now full of
coufidenco and resolution. The tide of events,
which seemed to be adverse so long, has turn
ed, and everyrtiing now seems to be working
in favor of the Government. The splendid
success of our fleet in capturing the forts at
Uatteras; —the vigor and energy displayed in
FREMONT'S proclamation ; —the wreck of the
best of the rebel privateers ; —the reported
death of their leader; —the splendid response
of the people to the call of the Government
for money to carry on the war the fresh life
and activity visible in every department of the
public service, and the highly encouraging re
ports which reach us from abroad, have com
bined to infuse hope aud cheerful faith iu the
public mind. Business of all kinds shows the
effect of this chaDge. Men no longer fear to
act. They have felt the strength and stability
of the Government, and now that it is ample
for their protection. They no longer fear it 9
overthrow, or what was far more dreadfal, its
decay and death from inanition. It has shown
itself strong in the attachment of the people,
—the snrest basis which any Goverement can
possibly have.
Congressman Ely is still at Riehmond,
and takes his turn in working aid earthing
water for the prisoners.
1 Republican Co. Convention.
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Pursuant to the call of the Republican
County Committee, a Convention of Delegates
from the various electiou district, of Bradford
, County, met at the Court House, iu the Boro.
! of Towanda, ou Monday evening Sept. 2, 1861.
The Convention was organized by the elec
tiou of J. B. G. BABCOCK, of Wiudham,
Chairman, and U. L. SCOTT and .1 N. EVANS,
The list of election districts being called.the
following delegates appeared and offered their
, credentials :
Armenia—John B. Morgan, J. G. Maaon,
i Albany—J. V. Hire, R S.Sabin,
Asylum—J. M. bishop, S. Mac. laiperte,
J Athens Boro'—N. C. liairis, J. F. Evans,
I Athena Twp —J. F. Satorlre, A. Elsbrec,
Burlington Twp—D. Luther, H. Compton,
1 •• Horo'—O. I*. Wilton, 8. W. Miller,
J " West—B. Rockwell, A. Greeno,
j Canton—T. M. Watts, C. G. Mauley,
Columbia—P. C. Slade, P. W. Besley,
j Frankliu—J. L. Johnson, J. McKee,"
! Granville—K. Bailey, D.Sayles,
i Derrick—W. A. Whetmore'W. Nesbritt,
LeKoy--R. It. Pabner, A. J. Walter,
Litchlield—M. Merrill, W. H. Morse,
Monroe boro'—M. M. Coolbaugh, S. S. Hinmait,
t " Twp—D. R. Blackmail. J.L. Coolbaugh,
j Orwell —J. N. Newell, C. N. Morcy,
; Overton—O. Heverley, J. Strebv,
Piko—R. Brink, R. W. Coolbaugh,
j Uidgbury—G. Cooper, D. H. Burnham.
Rome twp.—B. W. Murphy, W B. Parks,
" boro'—l). Vouch, H. W. Browning,
j Smithtield—C. E. ood, U. Moody,
> Springfield—S. 1). Harkness, J. Adams,
| South Creek—W. Y. Glities, G. Dunham,
j Sylvania—P. Peek, Jr., E. G. Tracy,
Sheshequin—U. C. Gore, J. 8. Patterson,
Standing Stone— E. L. Gregg, Wm. H. Stevens,
Terry—U. Terry, J. F. Dodge,
Towanda -H. H. Scott, H. If. Maec,
" boro'—E. Overton, Jr., G. E. Fox,
" North—E. B. Peck, C. Rutty,
Troy twp—J. N. Linderman. U. N. Fish,
'• boro'—E. B. Parsons, H. Homeroy,
Tnscarora—H. Taylor, S. Bosworth,
Ulster—G. M. Nichols, C. W. Holcomb,
Warren—N. Young, Jr.. P. Davis,
Windham—J. G. B. Babcock, B. Koykendall,
Wyaluaing—G. R. Acroyd, E. Vaughn,
Wysox—J. B. Hines, J. P. Spalding,
' Wells—A- Youngs, C. S. Smith,
Wilmot—M. M. Moody, D. V. Homent,
On motion the Chairman appointed a com
mittee on resolutions.
Ou motion, John A. Codding, B. Liiporte,
M.C. Mercur, E. B. Farsons, N. C. Elsbree,
and G. H. Watkins, were chosen Conferees to
meet Conferees from Susquehanua Co., with
instructions to support Hon. U. Mercur, for
President Judge.
On motion, the Convention proceeded to
select a County Ticket, when
were nominated for Representatives by accla
On motion, the Convention then proceed
to nomination of Associate Judge, with the
following result ;
BALLOTS. !ts Id 3d 4th sth 6th
Geo. Tracy, 15 23 11 21 20
E. H. Perkins, 28 2'J 20 29 28 3s
V.M. Lone. 13 31 35 35 3s 4s
Whereupon \ . M. LONG, of Troy borough,
was declared duly nominated.
The Convention then proceeded to the nom
ination of Treasurer,when the following names
were presented :
BALLOTS. Ist 2d 34
S. R. Crane 16 11 If)
F. Watte, 34 41 49
J. P. Vanflect, 17 13 i 4
A. G. Browu, 12 11 13
F. Walker, 6 5
Whereupon FRANCIS WATTS, of North
Towaiida, was declared duly nominated.
The Convention proceeded to nominate a
candidate for Commissioner, as follows :
Johu G. Keeler, 3
Dauic! Stevsus. 4 4
M. J. Coollwugli, 12 1
John Beardslee, 15 21
I -aac Lyons, 41 48
John A. Moody, 9 6
ISAAC LYONS, of Orwell, was declared duly
For Auditor, ROBERT MASON, of
Armenia township, was nominated ou sccoud
The following Resolutions were reported by
the Committee :
The Republican* of Bradford County, through t be- ir
delegates in annual Convention assembled, do hereby re
solve and declare.
Ist. That time has strengthened our conviction in the
justice aud soundness of those great principles ot human
Ireedotn which the people ratified at the last Presidential
electiou. The virulence with which they have beeu at
tacked by the enemies of our lice institutions, prove
their great value to the loyal people of the whole
2d. The war which is being waged under the lead of
reckless aud ambitious men of the South, is the most
wicked and shameful rebellion, against a mild and bene
ticcut government, that has ever stained the page of his
3d. Our Constitution, our laws, our civil and religious
liberties, are the great questions involved in the present
contest, slid whoever now councils peace through a base
abandonment of those principles which underlie oar tiee
government, is a traitor to the best interests ot humanity,
and justly merits a traitor's doom.
4th. The whole physical power and energies of our
government and of our people, if necessary, should be
called into requisition to subdue rebellious citizens ; for
the greatest possible sacrifice ot treasure and ol blood is
of trifling value, compared with the loss ot that govern
ment which secures and protects all that is near and dear
to us and to our posterity.
sth. We have undiminished confidence in the wisdom
and patriotism of the Administration of President Lis
COLN, and we rejoice that it has entered upon the work
of arresting traitors in the North as well as in the South.
6th. The Administration of Gov. CRATTN has shown a
commendable zeal in streogtliening the arm of the Gen
eral Government with the willing hearts and stalwart
forms of Pennsylvania's sons.
<th. That onr security for the future is in an inflexible
adherence to the time honored principles of our Revolu
tionary fathers, through whatever bloody encounters it
may lead us.
The Chairman, selected the following gen
tlemen as the Standing Committee for the ensu
ing year :
H. L. Scott, Towanda twp. B. F. Powell,Towadaboro.
John Beardslee, Warren ; J. B. Hines, Wysox ; C. E. Glad
ding, Columbia; J. H. Grant, Troy; Wm. Clagget,
Standing Stoue ; Alex. Elsbree, Athens ; Robert McKee,
(Signed by the officers.)
A Goon SIHILX. —Hon Joseph Ilolt, in his
late speech at Boston, said -.—"The dismem
berment of the Union involves the abasement
of all that of which as Americans we feel
proud, which we have received as an inheri
tance from our fathers,and which we are bound
to transmit nnimpaired to our posterity.—
When the wise man of old, sitting npon the
rival claims of two mothers to a child, de
creed that the child should be cut in twuin and
one portion given to each, it was the false
mother who exulted at the judgment,while the
true mother turned away horror-stricken, pre
fering to leave her offspring in the hands of
the enemy rather than have it destroyed. The
man who is willing that his country should be
j divided by the sword of treason, may have
1 beeu horn iu America, bat be cannot have an
Amsrican heart,"
Democratic Mass Meeting.
In pursuance of a call issued by Col. J. F.
MEANS, Chairman of the Democratic Standing
Committee, the Democrats of Bradford county
assembled at the Court House, in Towanda, on
Tuesday evening, Sept. 3d, 1861, and after re
marks by Col. MEANS, wes permanently or
ganized by electing the following officers :
President. —C. L. „WARD, E.-.Q., of Towan
lice Presidents. —W. H. PECK, ADDISON
Secretaries. — F. (j. COBCKN, aud W. H.
On Motion, a Committee consisting of the
following gentlemen, viz :—Col. J. F Means,
EI.AM Kendall, S. Decker, J. M. Brainard.and
J T. D. Myer, was appointed to draft resolu
tion? for the consideration of the meetiog. Ou
motion, a committee consisting of the following
gentlemen, viz: Col. V. E. Piollet, Frank
Smith, 11. Vandyke, A E. Menurdi, A P.
Wolcott, Samuel Clark, D. Ilarkius, 11. It.
Storrs, Alfred Gore, Alex. Kuis, aud Win
Pierce, was appointed to report suitable candi
dates to be put in nomination for the several
offices to be filled at the coming election.—
During the absence of the committee, the
meeting listened to remarks of the President,
upon the state of the uatiou.
The committee ou resolutions report the fol
lowing, which after much animated discussion
in which D. A. Overton, E T. Elliott, V. E
Piollet, J. B. Reeves,Harrv Ward and others
participated, were unanimously adopted
Resolved, That the civil war, by which our coußtry is
at present distracted, is the natural ottspring ol misguid
ed sectionalism, engendered by the fanatical agitators
North as well as south, and the Democrat'c parly have
equally opposed the extremists ol both sections,and hav
ing a', all times, zealously contended lor the administra
tion of the Oeuera! Government, within its constitutional
limits, that party is in no way responsible tor calamities
that have resulted Irom a departure (roin its doctrines
and a disregard of its warning and advice.
Resolved, That we believe this war should not fee wag
ed lor conquest or subjugation, nor lor the porpose of
overthrowing or interleriog with the rights or established
institutions ol the States, but defend and maintain the su
premacy ol the Constitution, aud to preserve the Union
with all the dignity .equality aud rights ol the several
States unimpaired, and thai as soon as these objects are
accomplished, the war should cease.
Resolved, That the corruption, extravagances, incom
petency and favoritism shown in the administration to
the War Departments ot the state and Federal Govern
ments, deserve and receive our most unqualified" condein
nation, and ought to be immediately collected and re
Resolved , That the volunteer soldiers, who at the call
of their country, promptly went forth to battle in de
fence ot the Constitution aud laws, aud in many eases
have been compelled to serve jmder; inexperienced offi
cers, are entitled to our heaity thanks lor the gallant
manner in which they have discharged their duties.
Resolved, That we staud by the Constitution of our
Country, lu all its provisions and amendments. aud bv the
laws Iraiued IU accordance with that instrument, and that
we are opposed to any aud every attempt (whether by
Rebellion or Usurpation,) upon the part of any body of
men to overthrow the rights and trample upon the liber
ties w hivh that great instrument guarantees to every citi
zen of the United btates.
Resolved, That 111 this hour of the nation's peril It is
incumbent upon the Administration, to call to its aid the
counsels ol lite wisest and best uien ol the land, without
regard to party distinctions.
Resolved, That 'he lirst principle .of the Democratic
faith is loyalty to our country, and that we can never
abandon the noble Union men of the South, who are so
bravely breasting the tide of secession in their midst, and
who aie raising the Macedonian cry, " Come over and
help us," without first abandoning and trampling down
this gieat and vital principle ol Democracy, "
Resolved, That the best tribute we can pay to the :
memory of our lute distinguished standard bearei, that
deeply lamented, true patriot and statesman, STEFBEN A.
DOL'UI.AS, is to lollow the cuunccls which lie gave us as
his best legacy and stand by and deleud the constitution
and the flag of our country, bclieviug with him that the
preservation ot the Covtinineu* is paramount to ail other ,
political question, aud that there uuu be ou; two sides to ,
this controversy. Every man m i=t In on the side- of the '
United .States or against it. There can be no neutrals in
this war. There cau be none but patriots and traitors. 1
Rtiolced, That iy the pre-eut distressed state of the
country, we believe we should ret .ru to the exercise of
the. economy ot our torefathera ; that ail salaries aud
daily pay which have been increased in the leckless ex
travagance of later legislation, should be restored to tor
mar rates ; and we pledge ourselves to oppose all candi
iates for public place, WHO will not agiee to such reduc
tion at once, without even legislative intervention.
Resolved, 1 hat the Standing Committee interrogate
candidates to be voted for at the coming election, and
have power to-substitute cr supply all vacancies which
may result from a relusal to comply with the loregoiug
The Committee on Nominations reported the
following gentlemen as suitable candidates,
together with the annexed resolutions :
Associate Judge —GEN. E. CASE, of Troy.
Commissioner —JULlUS W. RUSSELL, of Wiud
Treasurer —ANSON BEIDLEMAN, of Athens.
Auditor —HOßACE WILLEY, of Franklin, —
And the following conte'ees to meet eon
feress from Susquehauna county to select a cau
date Judge :
JOHN F. MEANS, of Towaudu; R E. FERGU
SON, of Towanda ; V E PIOLLET, ot Wysox.
Resolved, That this Committee be authorized to confer
with Messrs. 11. \V. TKACY and C. T. BLISS .and ascer
tain from them whether they will agree to serve as tneiu
bcrs of the next Legi-lature for the compensation tormer
ly given, ot j3 per diem, and exert themselves earnestly
to procure a reduction of all salaries to the standard of
Resolved, That in view of the proper and patriotic
stand taken by these gentlemen ou the subj -t of lh- ic
peal ofthe tonnage tax and the corrupt release of the
State securities to the Suubury & Erie Ilail Itnad, it they
will conlortn to the views of this meeting iu rcgtnd to a
relorm of salaries, we will give them our support at the
coming election. Hut should they refuse, this Committee
is hereby authorized to present the nam?s ot suitable
for Representatives.
Resolved. If more be needed than the foregoing, to ex
{>ress our view s in regard to the measures in question,we
leartily aud sternly condemn the course pursued by our
Senator last winter In that regard, as every way impoli
tic, unprincipled aud unjust-
All of which were unanimously adopted. On
motion, the Chair appoiuted a Standing Com
mittee for the coming year, to consist of one
person from each election district. Ou motion
it was agreed that the above proceedings be
published in the county papers, and the meet
ing adjourned sine die.
(Sigued by the officers.)
A TALE OF A SHIRT. —One of the traitors or
spies arrested in llarrisbttrg, a day or two
ago, on his way froin Virginia to New York,
was a man named W. J. Kelly. He and his
two comrades were all thoroughly searched,
and evideuec was fouud on each sufficient to
prove that they were properly arrested. Mr
Kelly's turn was the last one, and his case was
much the most interesting. He had taken off
all his clothes but his shirt, and nothing con
traband or treasonable hand been found on
him. He stood thus before the Mayor and
an examining officer, and under the circum
stances the position was a very embarrassing
one ; for, to say nothing of ordinary modesty,
which may even exist umong the rebels, the
owner of that shirt, knew that it was lined
with treason. The raising of that garment
would reveal his treason, and probably make
his life a forfeit.
The moment of suspense, daring which
Mr. Kelly stood thus before his curious captors,
must have beeu rather an agonizing one. But
fancy his feelings when the officer remarked
something peculiar iu the hanging of the shirt,
and fancy them when he was ordered to take
it off He trembled aud turned pale, and his
bare knees shook aud knocked together. He
could uot endure the shock to his modest ; he
calledfor water ; he was on the point of fainting
But the officers were inexorable. The shirt
was a marvel ingenious needle-work, having
various well concealed pockets, in which were
found numerous letters from the South ; some
from men in the rebel army to their friends in
Baltimore ; others to men in New York, and
a number for Europe. In addition to this,
there were various bills of sale, dated at Rich
mond, for pork and other articles, nud a large
package of money, principally in notes on banks
in the Confederate States. All of these arti
cles, says the reporter, were done up in neat
packages, as if tlicy had been sub
jected to the pressure of an hydraulic press.
Terrible Railroad Catastrophe.
HUDSON, Mo.. Sept. 5, I S6 I.
Abe Hager, baggage master oti the Hanni
bal and St Joseph Railroad, furnish to the
St Louis Democrat the following account of u
diabolical outrage ou that road the day before
The passengers' express train, bound west
on September 3d, was throwtwnto Flatt river,
the timber of the east end of the bridge over
that stream having been burned nearly
through. The entire traio went down, the
engine turning over and the baggage, freight,
mad and two passenger cars piled ou top
The passenger cars were completely smashed
and i was the only one on the train that es
caped unhurt. After getting out, of the bag
gage car, I commenced taking the passengers
tnat were not killed from the wreck
Conductor S. C. Cutter died iu a very fow
Frauk Clark, the engineer, had one leg com
pletely crushed, and jammed iuto strings.—
Ho also died iu a few minutes.
Martiu Field, tuuii agent ; Charles Moor,
fireman, aud J. Fox, a brakeman, were kill
Among the wounded were Mr. Medill, son
of J)r. Medill, of Ohio, aud his wife—both
badly injured.
• I could uot learn the names of all the pas
sengers. 1 went to St. Joseph, got au engine
physicians aud other ueecssaries for the wound
ed, and reached the wreck at three A. M.
The greatest excitement prevails in St. Joseph
iu regard to this iuhumau outrage.
HUDSON, Mo f , Sept. 6, 18C1.
The following additioual account of the
terrible disaster ou the Hannibal and St. Jo
seph Railroad is furnished to lue St Louis
The catastrophe occurred at Little Flatt
river bridge, nine miles east of St. Joseph.—
The bridge was a substantia! work oi one
hundred feet span, and about thirty flye feet
above the river. The hinders of the bridge
had been burned underneath the track until
they would sustain but little more than tlo-ir
own weight, and the lire was than extinguished
leaving the bridge p mere shell. The train,
bringing from eighty-five to one hundred pas
sengers, iucluding women and children, reached
the river at eleven o'clock at night, and the
bridge looking secure, passed in ; but no soon
er had the locomotive measured, its lengtli
upon the bridge than some forty or fifty yards
of the structure gave way, precipitating the
entire train into the abyss below. All the
seats in the passeuger coaches were torn and
shoved in front, carrying meu, women and
children in a proui scuuus heap down the de
ciivity and burying them beneath the crushed
timber, or throwing them out of the car?-
through the broken aides. Some were man
gled by the machinery taring th ough th<-
timbers ; several were caught between planks
pressing togeather like a vice ; others were
struck < y parts of the roof as it came down
with tnigbty force ; still others Were cut with
pieces of glass, while wounds and blood and
agony prevailed all over the frightful scene,
uiid shrieks of pain were mingled with the
cries of terror.
In this manuer of tho two last cars of the
train went down, pitching the passengers in
to the wreck, or throwing them into the wa
ter, which at this poiut is about a foot and a
half in depth.
Only three persons, J. W. Parker, Superin
tendent of tlie United states Express, Mr
Mars, mail agent, and Mr. Hager, w<-re able
to afford assistance to the suffering, the re
mainder of those who were not killed outright
being so disabled as to be helpless Alter
doing all that was possible for those requiring
immediate attention, Mr Hager at midnight
left the wreck logo to St. Joseph for medical
and other assistance. He walked five miles
ot the way, when he found a hand car upon
which he proceeded the remainder of the jour
ney. Two hundred yards we.-t of the bridge
he discovered a heavy oak railroad tie strong
ly strapped across the track, and two miles
further ou lie found the trestle work over a
small stream on fire, which, however, had not
as yet oeen so badly burned that trains could
not pass over or could not be easily extin
Arriving at St. Jospph the alarm was soon
spread through the city, and although it was
one o'clock at night, seventy-five men, iuclud
ing nil the physicians in the neighborhood,
volunteered their service, and at half-past
three o'clock a train, fully equipped, supplied
with medical stores and other uecessaries, was
at the scene of the disater.
The wouuded had emerged from the wreck
and were lying on the banks and upon a sand
bar in the river. Seventeen dead bodies were
recovered and it is believed that this number
embraced all who were killed up to that, time
Two were so badly mangled that it was not
expected they would survive till morning,
while many others were dangerously wounded
and would have to be well taken care of to
recover. Many who will escape with their
lives will be maimed and crippled.
Mr. Hager, our informant, did not remain
to finish the embarkation of the wounded for
St. Joseph, but was despatched to Brooklin,
which is east of the bridge, Lr another train
to go to the wreck. When he left the names
of the wounded were being taken down,and also
such of the dead as be had paper or other
articles about them by which they could be
Fifteen miles east of the Flatt river Mr
Hager found another bridge over Smith's
branch almost entirely burned, having been
fired ufter the train passed west, thng prevent
ing assistance being sent from the east.
Lieutenant Shaw, of the Eighth KUORSR
regiment, killed, and Mr. Loutisberrv and Sid
ney Clark, wounded, are the ouly additioual
names wc have at present.
the attack on Sumter,the notorious dirteater
of Ohio made a boast that the first regiment
that left Ohio to fight the South, would have
to march over his dead body. It so happen
ed that the Ist Ohio regiment went from his
district and marched past his house. When
Hose upon it the regiment halted and the
Colonel said : " You are now to pass thedead
body of Vallandinghara ; let every man hold
on to h V-Doee," which they did till all had
Jlcto I
Sept. 10, 1861.
-L covin* an wtenaiveaudwcll .elected^
Purchased since the late depression in Dr f , *|
O„uS ire
Suitable for the season. Also, a largo stock of
The gaaHty of which is too well known to n> J •
rucouitueiiUaUoD. Also, a large stock of '""••(a*
Sole and Upper Leather
Kip Skins, French and American Call Skim, n
Ojutar. *o™„, „,u Li.mj., Ac. An .*?£
Saddlery Hardwaro, Harness Trimmings, 4 4, '
I have established a
And will keep on hand Double and Single „ '
dies, Bridles, Halters, Martingales, Whip. 4 , ".s*
make to order any vr irk In this line, all Which 'a,
my whole stock will be sold for leady pay, at rem , *
low prices in order to meet the exigences ,f the tiL^*'
JTowanda. Sept. 10,1861. J " U ' I,lilt>HB KT.
1. winter, SEPIEMBER3. InOlPenmate, w
Double Entry Uook keeping tanght In a!i their *ir,
branches, on the sane principle as that purged - ?
la rgest Commercial Colleges, and at one-quarter th/j?
**■ Pupils can enter at anytime, as each one raw?
individual instruction.
For full course in Book keeping and Penmanship
including diploma,
r.irtial i-onise in Book keeping ■ ,
Penmanship—Vl lessons, , *
do. H
Ornamental Penmanship j f
Tin* full course embraces Commercial Penmanih.: • o
Bo ik keeping by single and Double Entry, , prat-lu*
Iv used in the different dep irtmcuU of Trade and 0*
"terce, in. I' Wholesale and Retail, Commission j( B
ufacturing. Shipping Individual and Partnership - u
nc.s, with instruction in Commercial Laws, C irre.p -
dice. Ac.
P-rsons taking the full course will becomequaiif.;.
conduct a *-t of books by Double Entry iu th* nisi >•
tensive establishment.
For further information address C. E. EATO.V
JTowauda. Sept 10. 1 ; 61 tf Pr„
jsr k w "fal l
And other Hardware. ahd other varieties of mercbsrjt
too numerous to mention.
JS- We earnestly desire al' pcfsen indebted 10 ur
make an effort to help us in this oui time of-~
Towand.l, Sept. 5. lkfil.
To Fanners and others IntiwiJ
"CMlt'IT TREES -30,000 Choice J
•1 Trees for sale, in- hiding all the best varieffß
Ap; le. the l'ear. Peach. Plum, Cherry and iH
al- - a tin'- lie 'inn (-1 the best Evergreen*.
Nnvw:iv Spruce. Kir. Arbor, Austrian Pine >*■
Kir and P n'k Spruce, imbuing nil si'--. Ir""..l
lect, si, U-il In I' l jineiit lnwiis and <1 r v„-> if
Dwarf lvix t >r edg ng. P* ; -.i-:r>us otuamentai iwd
el,• European A-h, Aiffert-'an on, 11-"f
E ■ i - I r ',l, Fringe f , r Smoke tree. Althea
S .'bin. African latoariz, Wigclia II -ea N>tu
Spit en. Primilolio and many others not named.
5000 of our iie-t Native hatdy Grape Vines, (or tw
the coming spring, such as Delaware. Diana. C® '"
Rebecca and Cottage.also Clinton, Catawba and !•*-
V" varieties of the best bearing Strawberries, inclndak
\\ ilson s Albany < ediiug, Hovev A 1 lookererdiisf>>
at low prices, by the 100 or lOt'u ; the Red Cherryu
White (Irave Currrents. also Red A White Dutch, Bl*
English and Black Naples ; lv < ther kinds not nam
here. 1000 Law tun Blackberry these fruited
my garden last summer anr' t ; 1 equal b> the reco
mend. A fine collection of FT; u i. Perpetual and CI:
log Roses and Dahlias. ]u addition to my Nursery
cated at this place. I have lately purchased the hi
Pclot Nursery, embracing over ' ,00Q fruit 4MM
trees with alt other things in the line, ttur peo' •'
fiud it much to their ajvantage to buy these srtiuej
h 'ine instead of giving orders t-o traveling Agents it
KocUcster and other places at a distance
Towandu. Pa., Feb. 23. Is6l
F S—A few good Salesmen wanted to act u .it
apple at m\ house. -
In Great Variety,
II est Side of the Public square, at Iks**'
[HAVE the most complete and
sortment of Groceries A provisions ever H."™
for sale in Towanda. ,
Nearly all Groceries are cheap, mnch
usoal ; please give us a call and we will take p' I '-.
trying to convince yon that such is the far' y 1 „
of I armers produce taken in exchange t.-r t*- v
Chash paid for Dairy Butter. _.-t
June 12. 1m; j. '
XXX ale,,
ON Draught, at JORDAN i RAIL^' 1 '
Towanda. Aug. 1, IS6I.
-LJ the best marks, much cheaper than
Towanda, June 2d, li<6l.
O grtat variety, for sale cheap. we wlf ?
pound of Tea we sell, at
V > Shad, Wbitefish, and Trout, for cllW %lT
Towanda, June 36,1851. —^
OOAP ! SOAR ! The best
k3 Toilet. Chemical ami Common Bar Swf pift
To watida,June 26, lkot.
Cash Paid for Wo
100,000 LBSWO0 w t ;^
June ts6\. ___
| <ng 75, !Ml.