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NEWS FROM ALL NATIONS.
A disastrous fire occurred iu the sub
barbs of Philadelphia, Thursday, involving the de
struction of the extensive Tacony Print Works of
A. S. Lippincott. These works covered an area of
two and a half acres, employed three hundred
hands, and the loss, including stock, machinery
and buildings, is estimated at 52,000,000. The fire
is supposed to be the work of an incendiary, as
during the confiagration a man was caught in the
act of firing another mill in the vicinity.
—The Charleston Courier gives an ac
count of the decoration of the graves of the rebel
dead at Greenville, South Carolinia. It says over
a thousand persons participated in the exercises.
The order of procession embraced eleven young
ladies clad in white, and representing the several
Confederate States. Most of the stores of the vil
lage were closed, and the bells of the churahes were
—A. C. Robinson and some of his friends,
near Oskaloosa, lowa, indulged in the pastime of
hanging a negro whom they suspected of stealing
a pair of pants. The negro hung three minutes,
when he was rescued by some persons who passed
that way, and A. C. Robinson is in jail and with a
fair prospect of the State Prison.
—At the recent railroad meeting at Coun
cil Bluffs, lowa, below Omaha City, it was voted to
accept the proposition of the Chicago and North
western Railroad Company to extend that line to
that city, and the amount of money asked for was
subscribed on the spot.
ton that Leonard Hyck, Cashier of the exploded
Merchants' National Bank, and who is also Treas
urer of the Washington and Alexandra Railroad
Comsany, has overissued stock of that Company to
the amount of 5150,000.
—Tommy Nelson, au old negro, formerly
a servant in the Washington family, died at Suf
folk, Va., recently. He was 04 years old. He help
ed to cut a canal leading from the western margin
of the Dismal Swamp to Drummond'sLake, an en
terprise projected by Gen. Washington.
—The State Senate of Tennessee Thurs
day, passed a resolution ratifying a Constitutional
Amendment by a vote of 14 to 6. There was no
quorum of the house at last advices. It is reported
that several absentees have been arrested by order
of the House.
—On the 11th of August next, the old
folks of St. Louis propose to celebrate the centen
nial anniversary ol the first grant of land covering
the site of that city. It is proposed to form an
Historical Society, to secure an authentic his
tory of the city from its first settlement.
—Letters just received at St. Paul from
Fort Gc ary give accounts of a terrible fight whi :h
took place in that region June 22, between the
Mindesota Sioux and Red Lake Chippewas, in
which numerous redskins on either side were kil
—Dispatches from St. Joseph state that!
the Indians around Fort Laramie seem but little j
disposed to conform to any probable treaty that I
may be agreed upon. They are offended because
of the whites encroaching on the Smoky Hill re
—Charles S. Woodruff, formerly a mer- |
chant at Grenada, Miss., has been arrested by tel- j
egraphic order of Gen Thomas, on the charges of |
participation in the assassination of Lieut. Blandre 1
at that place last April.
—The Maine Episcopal Convention has j
elected lie v. F. P. Huntington, D. P., of Boston as j
Bishop of the Piocese.
—The vote of Wett Virginia on the ;
amendment disfranchising rebels has been otli- .
eially announced, and gives 0,922 majority in its
—Oil Monday evening three Catholic j
priests and two students were drowned in Anna- '
polis Bay. They had started out on a boating ex- '
cursion, when one of tbe party, Father Classens,
accidentally fell overboard, and in attempting to
rescue him the boat was capsized. Only two of
the party were saved.
—Seventeen families, numbering eighty i
persons, lately passed through Cotton wood, Ii ansas, j
eastward bound. They were fugitives from the j
Mormon paradise, and among them was Pr. H.
Bates, a prominent Mormon, for some years Clerk j
of the Twelve Apostles, and one of Brigham Young's j
—George A. Mitchell, of Turner, Maine i
the inventor of the copper tips for children's shoes,
and his son, six years of age, were drowned near
their residence, on Thursday last. The father was
endeavoring to save the life of his son who had got
beyond his depth.
—M. L. Armant, a well known citizen of
Lexington, Kentucky, was murdered on the street
in that place, about dark, recently. No clue has
been discovered to the murderer, although people
were within fifty yards of him when the murder
—Gen. Joseph E. Johnson has positively
accepted the Presidency of the Alabama and Ten
nessetjjßiver Railroad. He arrived in Selrna last
week, and will make that his future home.
—lt is stated that W. I. Grover, United
States Pistrict-Attorney at St. Louis, has been re
moved from his office on account of his share in
the prosecutions brought against the Fenians.
—The city government of Portland is ta
king steps to effect a number of improvements in
tbe way of changing the streets and laying a park
in the burnt district
—Mrs. Mary|H. Williams, wife of 1.. A.
Williams, of Taunton, Mass., was drowned on Sat
urday evening while bathing with her hnsband at
the Weir in that city, She had been married only
—Hon. Wm. K. Postern, leader of the
bolters from tbe Tennessee Legislature, died Sat
—The remains of Col. S. W. Black,of the
Sixty-second Pennsylvania Volunteers, killed at
tbe commencement of tbe seven days' fighting in
Jnne, 1862, have been recovered. He was a prom
inent politician, and was appointed governor of
Nebraska by Buchanan.
—The second twenty-inch gun for the na
vy will probably be cast at the Fort Pitt Foundry,
at Pittsburgh, Saturday.
—A horse railway has just been comple
ted in Springfield, 111., from the Capitol-square to
the tomb of Lincoln at Oak Hill.
The Memphis and Ohio Railroad is so
nearly completed that trains will be run through
to Lonisville on the 14th.
—The Nebraska Legislature have elect- j
cd Major-Gen. John M. Thayer and F. W. Tipton !
to the United States Senate—both Republicans. j
—The burnt district in Portland was ac-'
curately surveyed on Monday, and found to cover :
an area of three hundred and twenty-seven acres.
—The result of the City Surveyor'sinves- i
tigations shows that a district of 327 acres was
burned over in the late conflagration at Portland.
—The National Plasters' Convention
meets at Philadelphia to-day.
—.Silas D. Childs, a prominent citizen of
Utica died suddenly in that city yesterday morn
—Arrai gements by which S. 1\ Luse.late ]
of the Lafayette 'lndnmaj Juunvil, was to take
cnarge of tin.' bn ago have exploded and
Mi Lose return* to iafuyette.
Towanda, Thursday, July 19, 1866.
Union Stale Ticket.
GEN. JOHN W. GEARY,
OS WESTMORELAND COUNTY.
A JOHNSON CONVBNTION.
A somewhat singular clique of old poli
ticians recently held a Convention in Phil
adelphia, to which we briefly alluded last
week, and which deserves a more extended
This Convention was called a Johnson
Convention, and was called together for the
purpose of expounding "my policy," and
taking steps to support it. Most of the
managers, as far at least, as we know
them, were formerly Whigs, who have had
no regular abiding place since the organi
zation of the Republican party.
WILLIAM F. JOHNSON, who was formerly a
democrat, was elected Governor of the
State, by the Whigs, and remained with
that organization while it lasted. Not much,
however was heard of him in politics until
the scheme to defeat LINCOLN'S second elec
tion, was developed. At the Convention
which nominated JOHN C. FREMONT for the
Presidency, Mr. JOHNSON took an active
part; and in his speech to that body, he
took stroug ground agaiust Mr. LINCOLN
and his administration, denouncing it as
corrupt, and a* opposed to the freedom of the
slaves. Now we find this same man lead
i ings off in meetings g '.ten up expressly to
! advance "my policy which is against the
j freedom of the slaves, and against those
i u-ho supjx>rt their freedom! The tergiversa
| tion of this man,is,however,accounted for in
j the fact, that he has been appointed Reve
| nue collector of the Allegheny district.—
: Time was when he would not thus expose
1 his inconsistency, and sacrifice his inan
! hood for so small a consideration. But
j bad company, and bad habits have brought
| him low, as they have done many another.
| He sustained " my policy " because of the
! office he holds, and this he holds against
| the expressed will of nine-tenths of the
Republicans of Allegheny ; and he knows
! this, yet he calls himself Republican, and
holds on to the office ; indeed, he secured
' this by truckling.
Bradford county was honored, if honor
: it can be called, with the Presidency of this
Convention of patriotic and disinterested
citizens, in the person of the Hon. H. W,
TRACY. This gentleman does not hold an
i office under ANDY JOHNSON, but that is not
Mr. T.'s fault. We are much mistaken if
he has not tried full as hard, but has been
less successful ; and he still fully expects
an appointment by subserviency to "my
policy." It is very questionable whether
j ex-governor JOHNSON, or Mr. TRACY voted
| for Mr. LINCOLN, or any other Republican
since that time, still, they are striving hard
j to make people believe they are simon
! pure republicans. TRACY, like ex-Governor
; JOHNSON, was a ranting Abolitionist
! for a while, but finding no sale for
his Bervices in that line, he turned on the
abolition leaders of Congress, trusting,that
by berating them right, well, he might make
himself useful enough to "my policy" to
secure a Cousulship to the Hottentots, or
Deputy-Surveyor of public lauds among
| the Mormons. This man TRACY, was parad
ed out before the public, by this Johnson
Convention, as one of great influence, char
j acter, ond brains, yet it is doubtful wheth
| er he can control a vote besides his own in
the State. Certain it is, that he can not
control a Republican vote ; and neither the
Republicans of his township, or county,
would elect him to any office. The reason
of this is obvious. In 1862, in the darkest
hour of the Rebellion, and when the public
attention was absorbed in the desperate
struggle, he was elected to Congress by the
Democrats of this District, and while in
Congress voting against many of the im
portant measures of the government. Since
permission was given him to retire to pri
vate life, he has been playing upon two
strings. One was to persuade the Demo
crats to take him up for Congress again,
. aud the other was to get an appointment
i out of tb< President. He has not yet suc
ceeded with either ; but he is persevering
. and may win.
JOSEPH R. FLANIGAN, Publisher of the
Philadelphia Daily News, is also one of the
great men, and chief operators in this John
son meeting, and a more truckling, mercen
ary politician, and more despicable publish
er, there is not in the State. During the
whole war he pretended to be loyal, but
used the columns of his paper daily in be
rating and abusing other loyal Journals,
and in publishing the letters of Copper
head army correspondents. His Copimer
[ cial editor during the entire war, did his
utmost to bring discredit on the financial
schemes of the Government. His twaddle
however, and such in truth it was, had no
effect ; but the will for injury was very
settled. Of late this man FLANIGAN has be
came an applicant for an office in the Phil
adelphia Custom House, and has been, of
course, a very great admirer of ANDY JOHN
SON ; and it was expected he would figure
largely in this Convention. To this we
have no objection. He had a right to fig
ure there—he was of the right stripe for
the motely crew,but he is not a republican,
has no claims to one, aud we object to his
being so sat down.
It would make this article too long to
follow up any further illustrious characters
who figured in this JOHNSON Convention in
Philadelphia. Suffice it to say, that judg
ing from those we know, who arc sustain
ing President JOHNSON, he is in a fair way
rivaling Captain TYLERS' fame.
The speeches of 11. W. TRACY' and W. F.
JOHNSON made at our Metropolis, are like
all the speeches, only more so, made on
that side. \\ eak and puerile denunciations
of u tyranical Congress for denying politi
cal franchise to the sinless, innocent deni
zens of the Sooth. The murderers of our
children, brothers, husbands and fathers,
are now only known among these, speckled
bybred politicians,as people robbed of their
Constitutional rights ! As if robbers, plun
derers, pirates and murderers, had any
rights under any Government. Out upon
such whining deception, falsehood, and
THE PRESIDENT VETOING AND VETOED.—
The President, on Monday last, sent into
the House, his veto of the Bill continuing
the Freedmen's Bureau. Whereupon it
was immediately passed over his veto, by
both branches, by votes largely in excess
of the required two-thirds. The vote in
the Senate was yeas 33, nays 12 ; in the
House, yeas 104, nays 33.
I&. We invite attention to the Letter
of onr Washington Correspondent, which
will be found an able er]X)se of the plan
of those who would disorganize and des
troy the Republican party by means of
the august Convention at Philadelphia.
The writer has the very best opportunity
for observing the leade'rs of the new move
ment, and for understanding the purposes
they have in view.
CONGRESS has agreed to adjourn on Mon
day next, but there appears to be some
doubt as the ability to do so ; on account
of unfinished business.
al Dennison has tendered to the President
the resignation of his office. This was done
in writing, July Llth. The reason for this
course, as stated by Mr. Dennison himself,
is a difference of political views. It will be
recollected that he was the President of the
Union Republican convention which re-nom
inated Mr. Lincoln for the Presidency at
Baltimore, never intending otherwise than
to adhere to the party whose principles it
represented ; and as the call for the Phila
delphia Convention is in antagonism to that
organization, there was no other course left
to him than to retire from the Cabinet.—
While his personal relations with the Pres
ident are undisturbed and friendly the sep
aration is entirely because of a conflict of
The truth about the whole matter amounts
to about this ; that Mr. Dennison has no
idea of being transferred to the Copperhead
party by Mr. President Johnson, Mr. Sew
ard or any other traitor to the party that
A special dispatch from Washington
has been received at Nashville to the eff
ect that "forty members of Congress have
signed a letter addressed to Gov. BROWN
LOW, asking him to convene the Legisla
ture for the ratificatiou of the Co .stitutioii
al Amendment, which finally passed the
House on last Wednesday." The dispatch
adds : "If Tennessee ratifies the amend
ment there is no doubt that her delegation
will be promptly admitted before the close
of the present session."
IgL. The Agricultural Department has
received information showing that the
crops throughout the country are in a bet
ter condition than had been anticipated, as
the weather during the Spring was very
unfavorable. The present appearance of
the corn crops is promising, and the oat
crop throughout the whole country is un
surpassed. All cereals promise a large
yield, and it is expected that the crops
will be unusually heavy.
IgL. A Kansas corespondent of the
Springfield Republican says that the sec
tion of the Pacific Railroad from Kansas
City to Lawrence is a sham and a fraud
upon the public and the Government. It
is not half built, and upon so low a grade
that every rain sweeps off its bridges and
disables it. It was evidently built to ob
tain the Government lands ostensibly to
aid in its construction, rather than for
public use and convenience. If it is con
tinued in tbe same way across the plains,
it will benefit only the contractors. So
far there has been fearful cheating in this
great national enterprise.
The twenty-second annual meeting
of the New-York State Teachers' Associa
tion will be held at Geneva, commencing at
4 o'clock p. M., on Tuesday, July 31. The
session will continue until Thursday even
ing. The exercises will include addresses
by Hon. J. C. FOLOER, Prof. ARCY, President
JACKSON and others ; discussions, essays,
vocal music,sociable, Ac. The hotel charge
for gentlemen is not to exceed $2 per day,
and ladies will be entertained free by citi
zens. An excursion on Seneca Lake is pro
posed for Friday, aud a visit to Freer's
Glen, at Watkins.
WS" Geii. Geary, by reason of bis ser
vices in tbe Army, was assigned a promi
nent position in the great procession at
Philadelphia, on the 4th of July. He was
every where received with the greatest
demonstrations of applause. The friends
of Mr. Clymer think he was slighted in
not having been assigned to some conspic
uous post. We cannot imagine why these
men should be put on the same
platform when the battle - flagß
were to be returned to the State for
preservation. Gen. Geary had followed
these flags in all the war, at every battle
field ; he was was identified with their
safety and glory; and Mr. Clymer and
many of his friends were in uo wise identi
fied with them except as idle spectators,
or as very doubtful friends. In the parade
of veterans on the 4th of July, Gen. Geary
at the head of a division only occupied
such a position as his military rank and
services entitled him to.
B& Advices from Havana to the 7th
inst. are received. The reported revolu
tion proves a canard, originating in an
affray between the soldiers and residents
of Puerto Principle, wholly local in its
cause, and without political significance.
WASHING TON LETTER.
WASHINGTON, July 16, 1866.
The grand treble political combination, the nat
ural out-growth of the policy of Andrew Johnson,
is made up, and the contracting parties have their
work assigned them. Truthfully and rightly an
alyzed, the combination presents three political
elements for the accomplishment of one purpose,
to wit : The overthrow of the true loyal sentiment
of the country, as a controlling power in the ad
ministration of the government, and supplanting
in its stead a dangerous political element designed
and intended to bring back into power the leaders
and abettors of treason throughout tho states late
ly in rebellion.
Every powerful and successful political party,
has adhering to its skirts, a set of mere camp-fol
lowers, place-hunters, or political fungi, who cling
to its organization so long as the spoils of office
are in view, and then abandon it to attach them
selves as leeches, wherever a prospect is presented
of depleting the public treasury, and thrusting
themselves into official positions. When it be
came manifest, after the ascendency through the
agency of an assassin of Andrew Johnson to the
Presidency, that he was about to betray the loyal
people of the country, to whom he was indebted
for his election to the Vice-Presidency, and cast
himself, with the power he controls as the Chief
Executive of the nation, into the arms of the lead
ers of the late rebellion, and their aiders and sym
pathizers, this political fungi sloughed off from
the great loyal uuion party, relieving it of the
dead weight, and attaching itself to the fortunes
of Andrew Johnson and his dangerous policy of
reconstruction. Then came, first, a call for a
Johnson National Convention, eminating from a
few powerless and discontented men who claim to
have supported the election of Lincoln and John
son, but who now support "my policy," among
which, and upon the call, may be found the lilairs,
A. W. Randall, Senators Cowan and Doolittle, and
others of like ilk, requesting delegates from all the
states to meet in convention in Philadelphia, on
tho 14th of August next, for the purpose of giving
support in an organized form to the President in
his policy of reconstruction. Following immedi
ately after, as the second act in the great drama,
came a call signed by the democratic Senators and
Members of Congress, indorsing the above named
cull, and as if conscious of the weakness of the
once powerful democratic party, in consequence
of its political sins, advising the sending of dele
gates from all the states to the said 14th August
convention. Third and last, we find the entire
rebel press of the states lately in rebellion, indors
ing the call, and urging that delegates be sent to
the said convention, and already in some of the
southern states, delegates crimsoned with the
blood of union soldiers, and who have desecrated
the graves of our patriot dead, have been chosen.
Here then we have presented the attempted polit
ical combination, with an accidental President as
its leader, which if successful is to rule the desti
nies of the nation, and control the political policy
of the government. What have the loyal people
of the country, " the brave defenders of the rights
of man," to expect from such a combination as
Already the fiat of proscription has gone forth
from the President, himself the chief head and
centre of the combination. Its instruments and
agents are set at work in all sections of the coun
try, to debauch political sentiment, by the pre
fer of official positions, and the proscription of
loyal men holding positions under the government,
who will not surrender their manhood and become
the instruments of promoting and building up this
uelarious scheme for the overthrow of loyalty.
Against this association of wickedness and wick
ed men, stands out in hold relief, with an untarn
ished record, the great loyal Union Party of the
country, who have sustained and upheld the Gov
ernment, and carried it triumphantly through the
fierce struggle with traitors in arms, and by the
force and prowess of its armies in the field, have
compelled the cohorts of treason to lay down their
arms and retire from the contest. This is the
party of progress, for the promotion and protec
tion of true and enlightened republicanism, and to
it the loyal people look with earnest solicitation for
protection, against all combinations seeking to
bring back into political power those dangerous
men who carried eleven of the states of this uuion
into rebellion, for the purpose of destroying the
union and establishing a confederacy based upon
slavery. Overpowered by the force of union arms,
but not humbled in spirit, this same disloyal ele
ment, stimulated by the aid of Andrew Johnson,
seeks to overawe union sentiment, and by a combi
nation such as I have shown to exist, to become
the defiant dictators of the political policy which
shall rule the Government. The consequences
which are to follow such a combined attempt, it
successful, need not be enumerated. It will re
store the leading rebels to seats in Congress, and
to controlling positions in every department of the
Government. It becomes then the solemn duty of
every true patriot in the hind to exert his personal
influence, actively and zealously, in favor of the
success of the party which represents the true loyal
sentiment of the country, against the combined
elements of treason and its abettors and sympa
Being myself a citizen of your own county and
district, and having been heretofore somewhat
identified with past political struggles, which di
vided to some extent, upon purely local issues, the
union party of our county and district, I naturally
feel some solicitude for a perfect and harmonious
union of all who have heretofore stood by the ad
ministration of the lamented Lincoln. I know
that attempts are being made by appeals to the
prejudices engendered by our late local strifes, by
certain men who have been assigned the work of
distracting the union sentiment of our county and
district, to divide the union party and divert a suf
ficient portion of it to the support of the candi
dates of the new combination, to insure their suc
cess, but they cannot succeed. Mr. Robert F.
Clark, lately appointed Assessor of Internal Rev
enue for our district, and his successful competi
tor for Congress iu the fall of 1802, lion. 11. W.
Tracy, are the active agents for the combination in
our district, and have entered with what subordi
nates they can command (fortunately very few) ac
tively upon their work. For these men, personal
ly, 1 have a high regard, and in the contest of 1862,
because of my convictions of right upon the local
question which made up the issue in that canvass,
I gave to Mr. Tracy, as an independent republican
candidate, my cordial support against Mr. Clark,
who was then the republican nominee, and upon
that issue solely and alone, Mr. Tracy was suc
cessful. lam truly sorry that these gentlemen,
enemies before, but united now for this work, can
find any pretext or excuse (reasons they cannot
have,) for abandoning the cause of the union par
ty, and becoming the instruments of a wicked and
dangerous combination for the proscription and
persecution of those who have carried the country
safely through the rebellion. I allude to my own
case, not from any imaginary importance that at
taches to my position personally, but from a sense
of duty, and for the purpose of appealing to those
republicans in our district who stood where I then
stood, to forget and overlook the prejudices en
gendered by that contest, and stand as a unit firm
ly by the cause of the union in support of the re
construction policy so unanimously and firmly
maintained by Congress, which looks to making
such changes in the organic law as will be a sure
protection against secession in the future, and
against the power of treason, now and hereafter.
There can be no doubt, of which every candid,
honest man can satisfy himself, of the design of
the new combination, to plant itself upon the old
dangerous theory of States Rights, which carried
the country into the war, and if successful in get
ting control, another war more sanguinary than
that through which we have just past must soon
follow ; and as one evidence in support of this, I
quote from a letter of Thomas F. Bowie, of Prince
George's County, Maryland, written under date of
June 18, 1866, to a newspaper called The Prince
Ueoryiun, announcing himself as a candidate for
Congress : "Asa disciple of Thomas Jefferson,
I shall continue to advocate the rights of States
snd the people, regardless of all convey uences. You
are right in saying that Andrew Johnson will find
in me a warm friend and advocate!. I look upon
him as the only hope of a ruined and distracted
country, lie shall be my candubtiefor the next Pres
idency, and in this I shall have theeniire Soxdh and an
unbroken Democracy everywhere."
For my own part, I feel that vastly more import
ance attaches to tho coming elections, than to any
in the past. The importance of administering a
signal rebuke to the attempted usurpation of the
President as the controlling power in the combina
tion alluded to, and sustaining the reconstruction
policy of Congress, cannot be overestimated.
I am confident the true friends of the union will
not desert to the ranks of the rebellion after the
battle has been fought and won. The difference
between Union and Secession, is the difference be
tween life and death, it is irreconcilable. There
can be but once choice for union men, between
the supporters of the Government and the Union,
and those whose sympathies were with them who
would destroy both. I cannot, and will not, under
any pretext, be an instrument in the hands of any
man, or set of men, of promoting organized dis
loyalty, which seeks to keep alive the embers of
rebellious sentiment, and bringing it again into a
consuming flame, to devour the loyal sentiment of
the country. I am yours truly,
The War in Europe!
The Austrians Defeated at Sudowa
The Nova Scotia at Father Point brings
the highly important intelligence that a
freat battle took place on the 3d inst. near
udowa,which resulted in the complete and
decisive defeat of the Austrian army. In
consequence of this disaster, following so
close upon previous reverses, Gen. Benedek
sent a flag of truce to the Prussian head-1
quarters, requesting an armistice. It is
stated that Austria has offered to cede Ven
etia to Napoleon, and that the French Em
peror has undertaken the work of medi
AUSTRIA PROPOSES AN ARMISTICE
PEACE REGARDED AS VIRTUALLY
The latest by the Nova Scotia contains
the following highly important news :
LONDON, July o. The Prussian and Ital
ian reply to the proposed armistice has not
yet transpired. There are rumors that the
Prussian reply is not favor aide.
The Morning Post thinks that a Congress
will shortly assemble, and that the French
Government will propose a general disar
In the commercial circle of London peace
is regarded as virtually concluded.
GREAT BATTLE AT SUDOWA—DE
FEAT OF THE AUSTRIANS—I4,OOO
LIVERPOOL, July s —Evening — A great bat
tle took place on the 3d near Sudowa, result
ing in the Prussians obtaining a great and
complete victory. The Prussians took 14,000
prisoners. There were great losses in killed
and wounded, but no estimate is given of
the numbers. The Austrians sent in a flag
The Prussians were commanded by the
King in person. - They met the Au3triaus
under Benedek between Iloritz and Kouig
gratz. The battle lasted twelve hours.—
Until 10 o'clock a. m., the battle was favor
able to the Austrians, but after that hour
the advantages were with the Prussians.
At two o'clock p. m., after an obstinate
defense, the Prussians carried by storm the
strong position of the Austrians were quick
ly driven out of other positions,and by sev
en o'clock p. m. the Austrians were in full
retreat to Koniggratz, pursued by the Pru!
The Austrians were in a complete route.
The road was strewn with baggage which
they threw away.
The number of killed aid wounded on
both sides was great, but owing to the ex
tent of the battle-field, it has not yet been
The Prussians claim to have captured,up
to the evening of the 4th, 14,000 uuwoun
ded prisoners, 110 cannon and several flags.
Three Austrian Arckdukes are reported
wounded. Prince Lichtenstein and Prince
Undischgaz were taken prisoners. Gen.
Festitus, commander of an Austrian Corps,
lost a leg. Gen. Counthume was shot in
the head, and Col. Bender and another staff
officer were killed.
THF. SECRETARY. —The Pittsburg Commer
cial gives the following first rate notice of
the Secretary of the Johnson Club of the
City of Washington :
"The Rev. J. B. Ferguson is the record
ing recretary of the Johnson Club,in Wash
ington. He is one of the reconstructed
sort. He and Andrew Johnson know one
another. They have had business togeth
er before. When Govenor of Tennessee,
Johnson offered a reward for Ferguson, as
an enemy to the country. He first fled to
Philadelphia, then to Europe, along with
the notorious Davenport brothers—return
ing, he turns up conspicuously in the new
party movement. The thing is perfectly
natural, and as easy as rolling off a log !"
Is not this the same Rev. J. B. FERGUSON
who was cowhided in the streets of Nash
ville for his impropper intimacy with a sis
ter of his church ? It is not strange that
such characters induce the President to
appoint, as the New York Herald states,
loafers , to till important offices.
WHAT IS IN THE PROGRAMME. —Says a Wash
ington despatch to the TrUnine :
Southern papers received to day exhibit
a very general disposition on the part of
the people to respond to the address for the
Philadelphia Convention. State and dis
trict convention to nominate delegates have
been called in Alabama, Georgia,and South
Senator Cowan states that it is in the
programme to have the Philadelphia Conve
ntion indorse C'lymer, in return for the Dem
ocratic support of the Convention. He al
! so announces his intention of voting for the
Democratic candidate for Congress in his
THE MASK OFF. —The Copperhead mem
bers of Congress have issued a circular en
dorsing the call and the principles of the
proposed National Copperjohnsou Conven
tion in Philadelphia. This strips the mask
from the whole affair, and lays it open to
the world as an undisguised copperhead
concern. It is a desperate copperhead
game to assist the robels and themselves
into power. No true Union man mistake
the class who are sustaining it.
THE PHILADELAHIA CONVENTION. —At the
head of the list of signers of the call,stands
tne name of A. W. Kanuall, who has won
distinction as the author of the rule, that
"every man must sustain the President's
policy who eats his bread and butter.''—
Venality in politics was never more pithily
or more impudently proclaimed, and the
phrase doubtless illustrates the motives of
the present movement.-- Utioa Herald.
PROCEEDINGS OE CONGRESS
WASJUNOTON, Thursday, July 12, IHBII. (
Iu the Senate, after the transaction <•!
some local business, the tarifl Hilt <*-itn-;
from the House. Mr. FESSENIJE.N* moved to I
refer it to the Finance Committee. Mr.
GRIMES moved to amend the motion by mill
ing "with instructions to report on t'.ir
second Monday in December," which, alb-r j
a long debate on the merits of the bill, was i
adopted—yeas 23, nays 17 Mr. WADE re- j
ported a bill to regulate ail airs in Utah j
Territory. It looks to a reduction of the j
Mormon Hierarchy to the ordinary status'
of a Territory of the United States, ami is
aimed particularly at the destruction of
polygamy. A joint resolution was passed,
granting to the Portland sufferers the use
of certain Government property, such as
tents, pospital furniture, clothing, Ac. The
Niagara Ship canal Bill was taken up and
amendments adopted no action was reached}
In the House the consideration of the
Senate amendments to the Legislative,
Executive and Judicial Appropriation Bill
was resumed, when the recommendation of
the Committee on Appropriations in regard
to the amendments was agreed to and a
committee of conference asked. Mr. ALLEY
reported a bill providing that no lines of
telegraph from foreign shores shall be land
ed upon any coast or shores of the United
States without the permi-sion of Congress.
The bill was recommitted. The Senate
bill authorizing the construction of certain
bridges over the Mississippi River was re
ported back with amendments, but no ac
tion taken The Senate joint resolution
aurizing the President to place at the
disposal of the city authorities of Portland,
certain tents camp and hospital furniture
and clothing for the u£. >f families made
destitute by the latfc lire was pas- ed.
THE RANDALL-JOHNSON scheme for disrupt
ing tliC Republican parly meets with little
favor. In this State it is openly repudia
ted by every Republican ol independence
and respectability. Thus far, the "circu
lars" franked to Penusylv .uia by Cowan,
asking for responses favorable to this raid
on the Republican qarty, have met with
the most decided negative replies. The
only Republicans who approve are those
who are in office. Not a single favorable
response has been received from alb-publi
can out of office. The same is the recep
tion given to this call in other States.
Pennsylvania repudiates the movement.
NOTICE TO BUILDERS.—SeaIed pro
posals will he received by the uuder.-igued, up to
the first day of September nex', for furnishing the ma
terial and building a Universalist Cnurch in Towanda.
Plans and specifications can be seen at the office ot Dr
E. II- Mason, liids may be made for Stone, Brick or
Wood. Church to be finished by the first day of Au
gust. 1567. By order of the Trustees.
G. F. MASON ,President.
Towanda, July 10, 1866.
ORPHAN'S COURT SALE.—By virtue of
an order issued out of the Orphan's Court of Brad
ford County, the undersigned Administratrix of the es
tate of Philetos Vandyke, dec'd..!ate of said county .will
sell at the Central Hotel, in the Borough ol Canton, on
FIiIDAY, the :llst day ot AUGUST. 1866, at 2 o'clock,
p. m., the following property situate in Canton twp.,
Beginning at the north-east corner of the farm on which
Aaron Coons lives, thence north 4° east Is prs. along
the line ot Ephriam land to a stake and stones.
thence north 65° west 10 prs. to a stake and stones,
thence north 31 J west 7 prs. to stake and stones, thence
north 00° west 9 prs. to a stake and stones, thence
north IJ° east 14 prs. to stake and stones, thence south
00° west 11 6-10 prs. to stake and stones to Mannly
Road, thence south 11° we-t 37 prs. along the said
Coons line, thence south >7J° east 45 prs. along said
Coons line to the place ot beginning. Containing sev
en acres and 15 perches, more or less. Said lot has a
good mill seat and water privilege.
| ALSO—AII that piece of land lying in Canton twp.,
beginning in centre ot Mountain Road leading from
steam mill in Can'on borough to Ward twp., in Tioga
county, Pa., iu the line of unimproved lands in the war
rantee name of William Freeston, and formerly owned
1 by Brown and Rockwell, thence norih 31° west 74 prs.
| to a road, thence east '.'4 prs. to a stake and stones
thence south 9° west 98 prs. to the said road, thence
north 48° west 58 prs. along centre ol said highway t
| the place of beginning. Containing 40 acres and 136
perches, more or less. Said lot is heavily covered with
valuable timber, lj miles trom Canton Station of S. C.
Railroad, one mile from good steam saw mill, and three
| quarters of a mile from a good water mill.
TERMS.—I.'iU to be paid on the day ot sale on each
lot and half ot the balance at the confirmation, and the
balance in three mouths thereafter with interest.
_ July 19, 1866. Administratrix.
FARM FOR SALE. —The undersigned
having purchased a portion ot the Thomas J. Ber
ry tarui, lying just outside of the borough of Tioga,
north and west of Crooked creek and Tioga river, de
sires to sell about eighty acres of it, on reasonable terms
It is some ol the best land in Tioga valley ; —and for its
quality and proximity to the ra ilroad.aiid a good home
market, is one of the most desirable farms for a home
in the county ol Tioga. The price will depend some
what upon the amount of money the purchaser can pay
at time of sale ; yet if necessary time will be given for
a portion, secured by bond and mortgage.
Also lor sale a number of pleasant building lots,
cheap, C. H. SEYMOUR,
July 19, 1866.—5t. Tioga. Pa.'
MITCHELL'S EXTRACTS.—The finest
extracts tor tiavoring in use. For sale wholesale
and retail at FOX'S.
M UTRATTON'S YEAST COMPOUND "
k_? is the best yeast ever sold. lam agent for the
manufacturer. For sale at wholesale or retail.
E. T. FOX.
WHOLESALE AND DETAIL,
JOHN MERI DE T 11,
Main st., first door south ot Rail Road House, Towanda,
has just received a largo addition to his stock ot
GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS
Which will be sold at wholesale and retail, at the very
Farmer's Produce ot all kinds bought aud sold.
The public attention is respectfully invited to my
stock, which will be found to be Fresh, bought at low
prices and will be sold at correspondingly low rates.
Towandi.July 17, 1866.
YALUSIN G ACADEMY.
WYALUSING, BRADFORD COUNTY, PA.
WS. H. BROWN, Principal.
Miss MAKV E BROWN, Preceptress.
The Fall Term will commence on Monday, August 20,
1866, and continue 14 weeks. Rate of tuition as tol
Reading, Spelling, Primary Arithmetic and Geogra
phy $4 00. English Grammar, Geography, Writing aud
Arithmetic to Cube Root, $5,00. Single-Entry Book
Keeping, Botany, Rhetoric. .Anatomy and Physiology,
Astronomy, Latin, Greek, Higher Arithmetic and Alge
bra through Ijadratie Equations $6,00. Natural Phi
losophy, Chemistry, Double Entry Book-Keeping, High
er Algebra, ueometry, Trignoraetry and Surveying
$7,00. Tuition invariably payable by the middle ot the
term. No deductions on account of absence except in
cases of protracted illness.
VVyalusing, July 10; 1866 Bw.
TYHOLESALE MUSIC DEPOT.
L. B. POWELL, Scranton, .'a., Dealer in Chicker
ing's Pianos, Decker's Pianos, Mason A Hamlin's Cabi
net Organs, Treat Lii dsley A Co's Melodeons, and all
kinds of Musical Instruments, Sheet Music aud Music
Books. Orders from Dealers and Teachers especially
L. B. POWELL,
116, Pennsylvania Avenue, Scranton Pa
HEALTH IS THE GREAT NEED OF
A NEW SYSTEM OF THE HEALING 9 UT.
N. J. COGSWELL, M. I).,
HYGIENIC PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
May be consulted in person or by letter, at his Resi
dence, East Spring Hill, Bradford county. Pa.
An intelligent community require a medical doctrine
grounded upon right reason, in harmony with and
avouched by the unerring laws ot Nature uud of the vi
tal organism, and authenticated by successful results.
Hence we solicit an examination of our system. Claim
ing that all diseases can be successlnlly treated with
truiy Hygienic Agencies.
No Drug poisons will be given. As a graduate ot the
only College in the world where health is taught, we
shall take especial pains to explain to the patients the
nature of the diserse. The laws of lite ami health, why
it it is unnecessary and dangerous to take drugs, ami
how to preserve health and long life. Will visit pa
tients, and give directions for home treatment, when
East Springh ill, May 1, '66 ly.p.
TEAS uf very fine quality, by the client
or at retail, bought before the recent advance, and
tor sale cheap at FOX'S.
J J. NE W EF.fi,
Orwell, Bradford Co., I'*„ will „ rf „ n ,. (l
hnriucss 111 his line. Particular atientu 1"* 1 *!
nlng and .■HLiMishioic old or dUpm,.a H*! Wb V -
survey his ol all unpatented lands as aoon W.
ale obtained. u
K%!: CAlil " N<; an ®cloth ogg
\V. G. LOVELAND & (jo
Would inlorm the pnhlic in general it
pre pared with well fitted machinery and %
Water privilege, to do a h'miii,.
BOLL CARDING AND CLOTH D EEk ,, v
At the Pail Factory, North Towauda k
will be taken to do work in a Satisfactory - <•
all who desire good work done on short , ~ ao *: c
well to give us a call. W.<" ■ g
N. B. Wool received and delivered"^? 5 '- *
J Beidlemaj's, Towanda.
North Towaiida, A;<ril 23, T GG.~tf.
(J A RRIA GES,
THE OLD ESTABLISHMENT STILL IN m> ,
FELLOWS, CRANDALL A CO.
Successors to Reynolds, Fellows A Co. are m
aud are prepared to furnish on abort" notice m 9 ''?
Carriages and 8 eighs, ol ail descriptions and
test and most approved style, and ot th- w '
at tiie old stand opposite the Union Hou,e
tra! part ol Alba Borough, Bradford Coontv P
The public are assnred that the repnUtitiß fi,
has acquired during the last six years under '' ;
intendcoce ol J. H. Fellows, will I* m(j ..' 3e "pe
tamed, as he will superintend the work as he
having long been atiitl having had muchexnem" ' '
Carriage and Sleigh Buildei, would assure th " 1
that .10 pains will lie sparsd by the above fiwT ?:: -
the establishment worthy of their patronage T- 3Uj '
as one of the old firm fur the patronage thu" 1 s '
ded, we hone to merit a continuance of the *n' ' v<
N. B.— We, the undersigned, being practivU
ics, can manufacture and offer to the pa',l, "
that will defy competition. JAMESHPFIf
W. C. clt A v; * 1
J- G. MEBITT
Alba Borough, April 15,1866. Iy.
GROCERIES of all kTudb auT^.
; vff cheap at r V.
I CAUTION. — Whereas, my goo £
\J V roman, has left my house withou anv . "'
I therefore forbid any person trusting hr- - '
count, as I shall nay no debts of his contr •
ttaie date. BAUNa VBoils>
Granville, July 11, iB6O.
- 9( | BONDS.—THE MAyIUTi A
*J s**-' of the 5-20 Bonds purchased at tb.
market price by B. S. RUSSELL L- 7,
U. S. Securities of ail kinds bought and i •
B. S. RUSSELL A C 0..14 .
Petroleum, Venango and Crawford Co Bank- v
bought by B. S. RUSAEIX Adj. BJL'7-
XpLOUR ! FLOUR! FLOUR-Ik
-L ol the high price of wheat we have been -> -
ing to produce an extra quality of Rye Flour.
of oui customers disposed to economise, iYe; .
it so white as to he scarcely distinguishable tr •
wheat flour. Try some.
Flour from White Winter Wheat, also B,„.
flour. Corn meal and different kinds of Feed to* Y
Cash paid tor all kinds of grain.
, . . H, B. INGHiI
Cascade Mills, Camptown, June 11,1^66.
A DMIXI S'R'S N OTlCE.—Notice i>V.
by given that all persons indebted to the -
Martin Comuton, late ot Burlington twj... 1.7 .
County, dee'd, are requested to make paymen* Y
delay and all having claims against said
quested to present them duly authenticated : r *i>
ment. JESSE B. McKEiy
July r.i. 1*66. Adminarttr
\f ICHIGAN PINE LANDS FOR SA7U
i J.vJL Having the agency tor the sale ot sever,
i sand acres ot the choicest Pine Timber Laa-i* :
I State of Michigan, I am prepared to offer great
' ments to those who wish to lnvest;their monev ■/_■■■
will pay. These lands are among the best]":..— ;,
in the s-aginaw and Muskegon Valley s, looted ot.
floating streams, and are now needed t r
purposes. Bnsiness men and capitalists will i .
examine them hetore investing their mean* **;•
For particulars inquire ot or address
HEM AS MOBsE
June 22. 1860. Litchfield, Bradiord COOL*; -,
J EF F DA VI S ES CAP EI
' How many hearts will burn with indignatisi
ing this announcement. But we counsel v.-. t,■
your feelings ot indignation for a future per e
though this arch traitor has escaped being km -.
the Public are requested to call at
WARNER S JEWELRY STokE,
And examine his splendid stock ot Watchesl. 'ent
ry of the latest designs aud elaborate fiLi.-t. * . v
being sold at
VERY LOW PRICES.
He also keeps the celebrated Seth Thomas t. * .
American aud Stop Watches. Other art...*.- .*.
kept in a store ot this kind. Remember thep
ton's Bio k. N. B.—Watches, Clocks aud.cvr*-v
paired and warranted.
Towauda, June 20,1866.—6 m.p.
J> UM J' MANU FA C T
SILAS BETTS A AO.,
Of Burlington, Bradiord County, Pa., are test
ing the old and well known Wooden Pump*"l
- improvements. Also laying Pump -s> -
Springs, Ac., All orders promptly attended to
July 10,1866. —tf.
I FARMERS ! HAYING ! HA YIN -
. lxiok at the Light Hubbard Mower, tori T '-j
1866, which took a one hundred dollar Gdc Msa
great trial of 18 machines at Syracuse las:"
Also the Gremmin Wheel Independent ToAt jt.-
Rake, which we offer to give to any man wbo -- -
us the gleanings of wheat of a thirty acre wa- -•
raked clean by it. after having been raked nt .
ry manner of harvesting. Also the 0 3/"'
Knife and Horse Fork, a most perfect and vi U *7
provemeut. Terms reasonable, goods cheap- ■'
it will pay you to come and examine any cK
them helore buying elsewhere, at the Men
Hardware Store. „ .
S. N. BhUc- ■
Orwell, June 27.1866.
Grindstones, Cradles. Revolver Rakes. A-
Tools, Spinning Wheels, Reels, wheel beads.
and steel, hubs and felloes, spokes, springs- 1 -*".
hardware, and tin, Ac., Ac., in large qnanhf v .
in ware at BM. •
Are Invited to examine all the
BOOTS AND HH E'
BEFORE PURCHASING OF ! •"
In order that they may
That we are selling goods at a'
ANY OTHER MAN
A splendid stock ot
We would invite the attention
In particular, and
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1 n geucni b
HUMBHUEY BR^ ! '7
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