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Ncros from all Nations.
—Marshal Bazaine, with the last
of tlit French troops, is reported to have
left Vera Cruz on the 12th inst. The Lil>-
isijl* were investing Vera Cruz. haGug pos-'
sessions of the railroads, A-e. An attack 011
the city was daily expected, and it was
thought that it would soon be in possession
of the Liberals. Tampico was still occu
pied by the Imperialists.
—Sixty buildings were destroyed
by the great fire at Bothwell, Canada, on
.Monday night, including seven hotels, and
two printing-offices. The loss is estimated
at £IOO,OOO in gold. Most of the sufferers
are Americans, who were engaged in oil
speculations. Their property was mostly
-A Government train, consisting
of eleven wagons, is reported to have been
destroyed by a water spout in the Colorado
desert. The train was escorted by two com
panies of infantry, and several lives were
lost. The wagons and stores were carried
eighteen miles by the column of water.
—Hiram Coon, convicted of the
murder of Mrs. Luker in the town of Peters
burg. X. V., in October last, was executed
at the jail in Troy. He made a statement
denying hi 3 guilt.
- Solomon N. Beirce, of Canandai
gua. X. who was convicted of bribing
the jury in a recent trial against insurance
companies, was sentenced to pay a fine of
—The corniug mill and packing
house belonging to the AVapwallopen pow
der-mills at Scranton, Penn., blew up on
Tuesday last. The cause of the explosion
i- eutirely unknown. One man was killed.
—An elephant, on the New-York
Central mail train, on .Saturday, bound for
Girard. Penn., the home of Dan Rice,
amused himself between Rochester and
Syracuse, by pulling the bell-cord with his
trunk, causing the brakes to be put on and
the train stopped three times before being
—The Wi te House of
Cincinnati offers premiums to the amount
of SSOO for the best wine grape of the conn
The citizens of Richmond, Va,
are about to purchase a lot in which to inter
the remains of the late Rebel Gen. A. P.
—The commissioners of Luzerne
c ounty refuse to furnish the tax collectors
with duplicates to collect the school tax.
—An important enlargement of the
Erie Extension canal is now in progress
near Meadville, Crawford county.
—A riot occurred iu Carlisle on the
15th inst., between soldiers and citizens.—
OIK citizen was killed and several woun
—Robberies continue in Schuylkill
county. Three outrageous cases are repor
ted by the late papers from that county.
—Jacob M. Campbell, Surveyor
General of the State, has been confirmed by
the U. S. Senate as a Brevet Brigadier Gen
—The wife of Moses Deiter, of Tre
moni. Sehuylkiil county, eloped last week,
with a gay young elerl;, named John De-
Dechaut. She took SSOO for spending
—lt is rumored that JohuG. Whit
tier, the poet, is to be married in his old
age, to a widow of Philadelphia, with whom
he- has been in love for thirty years.
—The Legislature ol this State of
fers a reward of So.OOO for the discovery
and punishment of the murderers of Noah
H.. and Jacob Zook. in Mississippi.
—An exchange says that extensive
examinations in Western Pennsylvania
show that the fruit has not been injured by
the hard freezing of the winter. The same
report is made from New Jersey. There is
now every reason to hope that lriut will be
abundant this year. and. as a consequence,
will be cheap.
—The New York Board of Health
has issued a circular warning the public of
the probable approach of cholera this sum
mer, and urges the authorities to provide
for suitable quarantine accomodations.
—The Wisconsin Journal publish
es a list of confirmations and rej ections by
the I'. S. Senate under the caption, "Many
are called, but few chosen.".
—Later reports from Mexico state
itiat the liberal government is nt rout ? for
tho city of Mexico and that it will be impos
sible for the Imperialists to prevent their
quiet arrival. Maximilian is moving north
ward it is said, probably with a view to
meeting them in open field.
—lt must be an amusement to go
marketing in Texas, with prices like these ;
fine beeves are selling from sl4 to slo
each, for specie. Sheep are selling at $1 50
per head, und pork at two and a half and
five cents per pound.
—The cable announces the capture
ot Col. O'Connor, the leader of the Fenian
revolt in Ireland. He was overhauled by
the authorities at Athlone, 200 miles from
the scene of the insurrection.
—A rebel paper says : "Bennie
sounds pretty well for a little urchin, but
when he becomes a man we give him the lull
title Benjamin. Thus, in the early stages
of the great rebellion, the rebels were called
Johnies" now we call them "Johnson men."
—Governor Bullock, of Massachu
setts, has appointed the 4th day of April as
a day of humiliation, fasting and prayer.
—A large body of English seamen
have gone to equip the gunboats on the
lakes, and prepare them for service as earlv
—A decree oi the N icaraguau gov
ernment prohibits the importation of foreign
strong liquors, after four months from the
first of January last.
—The Council of British Columbia
has unanimously voted for the admission of
Columbia into the Colonial Confederacy.
—The arrests of Fenians in Ireland
still continue. Head Centre Dennis Dono
van and General Burke, one of the leaders,
are among those captured.
—Hostilities between Russia and
Bokhara have been temporarily suspended.
—The Corps Legislatif has indors
ed the foreign policy of the Emperor,
—Two 6choolhouses in Brighton,
M iss., were burned on Wednesday night by
—The registration of voters in
Washington, under the new Suffrage law, t
—The bill appropriating $1. r >,ooo
for the relief of the frcediueti of the District
of Columbia has been signed by the Presi
Towanda, Thursday, March 28,1867.
THE MORMON SIN.
The RepnMfoau Convention which
met in Chicago iu 1860, and nomina
ted ABRAHAM LINCOLN for the Presi
dency, denounced Polygamy as a
" twin barbarism " with Slavery,
thereby promising, indirectly, if not
positively, to put it down, if the gov
ernment was placed into its hands ;
and now that Slavery is wiped out,
the growing, and equally infamous
sin of Polygamy, is calling for atten
The Judiciary Committee of the
I last Lower House of Congress made
a report on the subject, which should
be read by every christian man and
woman in the land. The committee
| denouilccs it as a " relic of heathen
: ism and barbarism, contrary to the
j spirit of religion, and subversive of
the marriage relation in all nations
j whore it is tolerated "
It is a fact, known to almost every
! person who reads a newspaper, that
Mormouism is increasing rapidly.--
i Brutish ineu, and foolish women, by
: the thousands, are flocking to Utah
j from this country, and the name is
I " legion " of the hordes of the ignor
i ant Europeans, generally Germans,
who flock thither, its deluded victims.
This better class of emigrants usual
ly bring money with them, and it has
been Mormon policy especially to en
trap these people ; aud they have
added amazingly to the wealth and
population of this public brothel.
With these facts standing out bold
ly so that all eau see them, it has
been a matter of astonishment to us,
that the moral and religious portion
of our country, have not by petition,
|or some other mode of expression,
i forced Congress, and the Govern
ment, into a determined effort to
crush out this enormous public evil.
For if there is at present one great
wickedness in this laud, which is dis
j gracing us as a people, and threat-
I ening to subvert all public virtue, it
I is this lecherous canker in Utah.
It is not only at Salt Lake where
polygamy reigns. If it was confined
in its operations, and effects, to that
particular locality, there might be
some excuse for the public neglect ;
but some half dozen rival societies
in the western States, are now flour
ishing, and even threaten to out-
Herod Salt Lake itself. But more.— j
In every county in the United States )
—and in some of the counties, many |
of the townships—there are men who j
openly advocate a plurality of wives, I
and are only hindred from practicing j
it by the severity of the laws. This
was not 8. a few years ago ; and
what is spreading this moral virus to
such an alarming extent ? It is the
effect, or the result, or Mormonism at
Utah. And if it is not arrested, in
| less than twenty years, its advocates
; will have gained such strength in ev
j ery part of our country, that it will
j be impossible to hinder the system of
a plurality of wives from being prac
ticed in every State and county in
i the Union 1 Any man who can take
i Mormonism as it stood, when it was
1 driven from Illinois, and compare it
with its present proportions, can de
i monstrate this beyond a peradven
ture to his or her own satisfaction.—
Yet here are professing friends of the
country, professing christians, and
| professing moralists, all standing by
quietly, and allowing this serpent
I that is certain to sting us to death, to
j coil its folds around us to our ruin.—
What are the men, and especially the
women, of this laud dreaming about?
j Awake, before it is too late !
Do people forget that no evil
among men is so reductive, so caleu
. lated to feed their natural tenden
! cies, as this doctrine of a plurality
l of wives ? Mahomet owed to this
! peculiar part of his creed, his wond
' erful success, so that in twenty years
j he over-ran half the habitable globe.
The warm blooded Asiatics took to it
by the nation ; and in this country,
the indifferent, the lecherous, and
wicked, are by far the largest por
tion of our community, and what
I chance is there for religion, for mor
als, or for the nation, with such an
! evil once pervading the public mind ?
Do people not see that we are stand
ing on a volcano ?
GOV. SWANS OF MARYLAND.
| Has been figuring before the public
for some time, in what we consider
an equivocal attitude. He is the
Governor of the State of Maryland,
and was elected by Union votes, uu
der the supposition that he was a
Union man, having taken pains to
create this impression ; but soon af
ter he was inaugurated, JOHXSOX
like, he turned his back on the Union
men, whom he has been persecuting
ever since. It will be remembered
that through his tricks and manage
ment, the returned rebels of Mary
land, who bad been disfranchised
during the war, were allowed to vote
last fall, the result of which was to
carry the State for the copperheads
and rebels. A United States Sena
tor was to be elected, and this SWAXN
was extremely anxious for the honor,
but CRESWEIJ., the incumbent, was!
very strong with the L'uion men, and I
as a candidate for a seat in the Sen-1
ate, could beat any Union man in
Maryland. SWAN.N knew this, so ou
the Union side he bad no chance.—
This consideration, it is now sup
posed, induced him to side with the
copperheads and rebels—indeed, it is
alleged, that he bargained to yoover
upon consideration that ho was elect
ed to the ooveted honor. But alter
every thing had been arranged and
carried out, as per oontraot, viz : the
State Legislature carried, and SWAN*
elected to the United States Senate,
it was discovered that the loyal Sen
ate of the United States might have
something to say to this SWANK'S
taking a seat in that body. He ac
cordingly induced his friend, and co
laborer, REVERDY JOHNSON, and oth
ers, to canvass the sentiment of the
majority of the Senators, and it was
found that there would likely object
to so arrant a rebel as this SWANS
was duriug the war, and who had
taken the oath of alltginnce to the
Southern Confederac}*. Under these
circumstances, SWANK backed down
from his Senatorial honors. He was
Governor for sure, and to be Senator
he must resign this position ; but to
resign, and then be thrown out of the
Senate, did not suit his fancy. He
had written his resignation, and we
believe had sent it in,or at all events
he had made arrangements with Lt.-
Gov. Cox to take his place. But sud
denly recalls all this, and refuses to
give up the Governorship. This
grievibusly offended Cox and his
friends. So SWANK* is Governor but
People generally, did not know
why this notorious trickster, who
had been figuring so desperately for
a seat in the Senate, should decline
it when offered. Now, however,
when the truth conies out, wonder
ceases. Nothing has done us so
much good, for a long time, as (he
defeat of this traitor knave. Thank
a loyal Senate for this.
JIDGE JIERCI H'S SPEECH.
The York- True Democrat, a rad
ical and reliable paper, publishes
the late speech of Hon. U. MERCUR,
with the following complimentary
remarks : "lu another part of this
number we print a speech delivered
in the House of Representatives, by
Judge Mercur, the talented and able
Representative of the loth Congress
ional district of this State. The
views expressed by Judge Mercur
are sound, practical, and many of
them original. The speech is a re
view of the situation, condition and
status of the rebel States. The posi
tions are clearly and plainly defined,
the style bold and decided, yet couch
ed in the most courteous language,
with not a word of bomba.it in it.
Judge Mercur is a clear thinker, a
ready and fluent debater, sound and
fluent debater, sound and eminent
lawyer, and a man of great earnest
ness and determination of purpose
He is one of the most talented men
in this Commonwealth, and this
speech reflects great credit upon him
and the people he so abl> represents
: We have read many speeches upon
this subject, but are compelled to
say that this one of the very best
we have ever seen. It is a calm, de
liberate argument, without sophisms
or bombast, with not oue word of
vindictiveness or bitterness and can
not fail to forcibly impress itself up
lon the mind of every person who
I may read it."
REJECTED. —The Senate has reject
ed the nomination of Hon. HEXRY W.
TRACY, as Surveyor of the Port of
Special Correspondence of THE BRADFORD
HABRisßntr,, Pa., March 25, 1867.
The copperheads have been and are still
sorely exercised on account of the passage,
by the House, of a bill making it an offense
for railroad corporations within this Com
monwealth to make any distinction with
their passengers on account of race or color,
and punishing said corporations- and then
agents and employees for the commission of
such offense. It provides that any railroad
or railway corporation that shall exclude, or
allow-its employees to exclude from any
passenger car, and person or persons on ac
count of color or race, or compel, or try to
compel such persons to occupy a particular
part of any car set apart for the accom
dation of passengers, shall render itself lia
ble to an action of debt to the aggrieved
person, in the sum of five hundred dollars.
Any agent, conductor or employee of a com
pany who shall exclude or refuse to carry
any person on account of color or race, in
any passenger ear, or shall cut or cause a
car to be cut from a train, on account of any
colored passengers therein, shall be guilty of
a misdeameanor, and subject himself to a
fine of from *IOO, to SSOO. and from one to
three month's imprisonment Some of the
copperheads open their eyes and express a
"holy horror " at the idea of a darkey occu
pying a seat with a white man in a car, and
make all sorts of faces at the imaginary mix
ture of the races. If the cops will only keep
cool, the darkeys will take care of them
selves, behave themselves, more in their
proper sphere, and ask no'qnarter from the
modern Dt moeraey. No fear need be enter
tained that the colored race will desire to
have their blood contaminated by a mixture
with that of venomous reptiles ; the negroes
hate the copperheads as intensely as a raw
Irishman fears a blacksnake. I would ad
vise the Democracy of your county to "calm
their guilty fears," and give themselves no
further trouble in regard to the bill in ques
Our soldiers' orphans 'will continue, as
heretofore, to be the especial objects of the
State's care, and the ,defect in the law, in
reference to the Superintendence of the Or
phans' schools is about being remedied by
the passage of "an act to provide for the
continuance of the education and mainten
ance of the destitute children of deceased
and permanently disabled soldiers and sail
ors of the State." It provides for theapoint
ment by the Governor (with the advice and
consent of the Senate,) of a State Superin
tendent of Soldiers' Orphans for three years
after the date of said appointment, to be
subject to removal for cause as other officers
appointed in like manner are now. The Su
periutendiut's office shall be at Harrisburg,
and the salary shall be the same as that of
the State Superintendent of Common Schools
and necessary traveling t .peases, The Su
perintendent shall eh- bonds in the sum of
twenty thousand dollars, lor the faithful per
formance ,if his dnti lie shall have pow
er to api'omt one cleik, and the Governor
one male inspector and examiner, and one
female assistant, each at a salary not ex
ceeding one hundred dollars per month and
traveling expenses, to inspect and examine
the soldiers' orphan schools* The Superin
tendent shall have no pecuniary interest in
any "1" the said orphan schools. All the. of-
I heeis so appointed sludl be honorably clis-
I chittged otScei w. > dfliors. The Snperm-
I ivnduu shall Usit ■nil orphan school at
least once each qnartt v. ei.hev in person or
by deputy, vm; at least twenty-four
hours in each. The hill authorizes and in
structs the Superintendent to procure a
school or schools or home for the children of
the colored soldiers and sailors who fell in
the recent rebellion. No contract with any
person or persons to have charge of a school
shall be made for a longer period than one
year, unless with the sanction of the Govtr
nor. When orphans arrive at the age of six
teen they may be bound out as if appren
tices, if so desired by them, if not, then
they shall be restored to their parents or
' guardians, and furnished with a complete
, outfit of clothes.
Tlii- House hits pas a d finally a bill to au
thorize John F. Sat felloe to erect an eel
weir in the Susquehanna river in Slie.slwquin
township, Bradford county.
Also, an act to authorize the Governor to
\ appoint an additional Potary Public for the
County of Bifldford.
Also, an act to ehange the venue in the
ease of G. W. Sootield vs. Martin Brunges,
from the Court of Common Pleas of Wyom
ing County to the Court of Common Pleas
Also, a bill to fix the number ol' juror ■ in
j eases of partition to the courts of Bradford
and other counties.
I The Governor h. . approved and signed
the aet iucveaaing the lees ol Justices of tire
Peace, itoad Commissioners, Auditors and
Constables, in Bradford and other counties.
Mr. lviNMiX read in place, in ste House,
a supplement to an Act to authorize the
construction of a sidewalk in the valley ot
Slicshequin, in the county of Bradford.
A petition numerously signed by citizens
of Cherry township, Sullivan county, asking
lor the passage ol' an act authorizing the
present township officers to make returns ol
assessment of taxes on unseated lands lor
said township, omitted during the last year,
has been presented to the Senate by Mr.
JACKSON, and referred to the Committee on
Judiciary L"< al.
Miss JL)rx, the '•Florence Nightingale' ol
America, is hero endeavoring to have an ap
propriation of j ">O,OOO made to erect an In
sane Asylum in your section ol the State.
Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wyoming
aud a dozen otlici counties, are intended to
form this district, in some part ol which the
Asylum is to !■ located. It is thought Miss
I>IX will succeed in getting the bill through
A Joint lie solution has been passed, pro
viding for the final adjournment of the Leg
islature >ti the 11th of April. ItEX.
Personal and Political.
—(Tei) Joseph Markle died on Fri
day at Pittsburg, aged ninety-two years.—
He was a prominent Old Line Whig, and
was defeated for th > Governorship of Penn
sylvania in lbl'2 by Shrink. He was a sol
dier in the whisky war in 1798. and in the
war of 1812.
—Henry 11. Bingham has been ap
pointed Postmaster at Philudelphi, and has
been confirmed by the Senate.
—Mr. Cowan is the first ex-Senator
rejected for any office to which he had been
nominated during his term of service.
—The case ol ex-Gov. Thomas of
Maryland, Senator elect from that State,
whose credentials have been referred to the
Judiciary Committee, will evidently go over
to the next session, in order to allow the
committee time to examine numerous wit
nesses as to his record during the ltebul
— A large meeting was held at Sel
ma, Alabama, on Monday, and resolutions
recognizing the right of Congress to pre
scribe the terms of reconstruction, and urg
ing the people of Alabama to accept tbe
terms offered, were adopted.
—At the request of Major-Gen.
Thomas, the President has appointed him
to the command of the Department of the
Cumberland, including AVest Virginia, Ken
tucky, and Tennessee, and has appointed
in his stead Gen. Pope to the command of
the Third Military District, including Geor
gia, Florida, and Alabama.
--Ex-Governor Johnston is a heavy
load on the President. He must be provi
ded for iu spite of the Senate, which has
already refused to recognize his claims to
office. lie has just been appointed to till
the Interna! .Revenue Collector's office at
Philadelphia until such time as the Senate
may displace him.
—Henry Bowman, of Connecticut,
has been appointed Commissioner of Edu
cation. under the recent act'of Congress.
—A correspondent of the Troy
T' .tes states that there is still a revolution
ary soldier living—Frederick Bakeman who
is I i 1 years old.
- Representative E. B. VVashbnrne
of Illinois, has arrived in Paris and placed
himself under the care of physicians there.
His health is improving.
as, Old and Sheridan have been appointed
commanders of the southern States under
the recent act of Congress.
—Gov. Geary has been elected
Worthy Patriarch of a Division of the Sons
of Temperance lately started in Harris burg,
ol' which ho is a charter member.
—The Blair County Whij urges
the Hi-publicans of that District to unite in
requesting Ex-Governor Curtin to become
their candidate for the State Senate, to till
the vacancy created by the expiration of the
term of the Hon. L. W. Hall.
SfciT The United States Senate .Ju
diciary Committee, at the earnest so
licitation of Chief Justice Chase,have
introduced a proposition to repeal the
law which invests the power in the
Chief Justice to appoint the registers
under the bankrupt bill. The bill
proposes to vest the power iu the
United States District Judges. The
Chief Justice was overwhelmed with
applications, and hence his desire to i
be relieved irom the responsibility.— !
He not only is opposed to these con
ditions in the law, Lut believes that |
it is unconstitutional, in so far that it ,
requires the appointments to be made
A NEW LICENSE LAW.
'flit? following bill, regulating the
granting 'of licenses, has passed
both houses finally, and will become
the law on which future lfcgensos will
have to be grauted. It is important
that all applications for license at the
May session shall at once comply
with the law :
A KURTHER SI'RH.EJIENf to ttU act lur
ther to regulate the granting of
licenses to hotels and eating houses,
approved March thirty-first, one
thousand eight hundred and fifty
Skorioii 1. Be U enacted by tiie Hen
ale and House of Representatives of
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in
General assembly met, cmd it is hereby
enaeU'd by the authority of the same,
That when an application is made to
any court of quarter sessions of this
Commonwealth, for license to sell in
toxicating drinks, it shall be lawful
for said court to hear petitions, in ad
dition to that of the applicant, in
favor of, and remonstrances against
the application for such license, and
in all cases to refuse the same when
ever, in the opinion of said court,hav
ing due regard to the number and
character of the petitioners for and
against such application, such license
is hot necessary for the accommoda
tion of the public and entertainment
of strangers and travelers, end upon
sufficient cause being shown, the
said courts shall have power to re
voke any license granted by them,
and all laws inconsistent with this
section are hereby repealed: Provided,
That the sureties in the bond, re
quired of the applicant for license
shall be signed to bis petition
SEC. 'l. That applications for li
cense to keep an eating house, beer
house or restaurant, authorizing the
sale of dorm ; !.'(• wines, malt and
brewed liquor-, sc ii hereafter be
made in the same manner and to the
same authority as application for li
cense to keep a hotel : Provided,
That the regulation in relation to bed
rooms and beds shall not apply to
applicants for an eating-house, beer
house and restaurant license, and the
tenth section of the act of twentieth
April, one thousand eight hundred
and fifty-eight, authorizing county
treasurers to grant an eating-house
l or retail brewery license, is hereby
1 SEC. 3 No license to keep an eat
; ing-houso, beer-house or restaurant,
' under the provisions of the second
section of this act, shall be granted
!in any incorporated city for a less
; sum than fifty dollars, nor elsewhere
1 for a less sum than twenty dollars.
PEC. 4. If any person, after the
1 passage of this act, shall sell spirit
| nous and vinous liquors, domestic
' wines, malt or brewed liquors, with-
I out having obtained a license author
-1 izing him so t'> d > such person shall,
|on conviction i; the court of quarter
sessions be fin< d, for the first offence,
! in any sum not less than fifty, n >r
' more than two bcndre l dollars : i i d
1 for the second, or any subsequent of
f fense, such person shall be fim-d not
less than one hundred dollars, ant.
in the discretion of the said court,
' be imprisoned in the county jail not
less than thirty days, nor m ,ro than
| ninety days : Provided, That uotli
' ing in this act shall be constructed
! to repeal the provisions of the act of
' Assembly passed March thirty-first,
! one thousand eight hundred and frly
six, relating to sales by druggists
j and apothecaries.
SEC. 5. That the provisions of'the
! first section of this act shall not ap
ply to the city of Philadelphia or to
' the county of Allegheny : Provided,
\ That nothing in this act shall an-
I thorize the granting of licenses to
! hotel and inn keepers,to vend vinous,
! spirituous aud malt liquors, and to
license beer houses, eating houses
aud restaurants in any locality where
licensing of hotels, inns, beer houses,
eating houses or restaurants is now
prohibited by law.
THE EXECUTION AT WILKES
Wir.KESRARRE, Pa., March 21.—The
execution of Alexander B. Wiley for
for the murder of Alice McElwee
came off to-day at two o'clock.—
Throughout his confinement he ap
peared entirely indifferent, and was
perfectly collected on the scaffold,
and requested his spiritual adviser
to say that he did not kiil Alice Mc-
The prisoner made the following
confession prior to his execution :
I am twenty-six years of age, and
was born at Plymouth,in this county;
I followed canal business until the
beginning of the war ; had no op
portunities for school education or
religious instruction ; enlisted in the
army ; deserted eight times, and was
sentenced to be shot: at Gettysburg
I deserted again ; then came home ;
I robbed Robert Abbotts, who lives
on the plains, of S7OO ■ ] then robbed
a shoe store at Blinltowji. After
mentioning a number of other rob
beries he continued : On the 14 th of
April last I went witli two others to
the house of Mr. Hungerford, opened
the door by a secret latch, and walk
ed to the bed, but 1 had no pistol ; T
told the old man I wanted his money;
1 demanded the key of his trunk ; the
' throe with me in the meantime built
a fire and cooked supper; we only
made $4 oO on that operation. The
; prisoner here laughed.] After that
we went to Wyoming county, and
entered the house of Henry Elsworth
and opened the duot and went in, but
only got s2—oh, yes, and managed
to get an overcoat ; went into anoth
er house with a pistol; there were
three of us : we went into the bed
room ; there was a man and his wife
there ; I told them to keep quiet ; we
only got a watch and chain there.
[The prisoner again !augh"d.] We
then went to the house of Abraham
Ryman ; his daughter was in bed ;
we searched the bureau, and found
nothing and left. The prisoner
then made a statement about the
murder, saying about this affair :)
This girl, five or sis years ago,
worked in a machine shop ; I went
into the army ; when r returned I
found her destitute, aud 1 paid her
board and kept her at a place called
Blindtown ; what she wanted I pro
vided her with until six or eight
months ago ; she was in the habit of
seeing other men ; I was not spark
ing her ; I did not care much for her;
on the morning of the shooting I
went there before daylight : opened
tiic back door and went to sleep ;
slept there until Miller got up, when
he pushed tne and said, "You devil,
you are again here 1 then got up
and 'went into Miller's bed ; at 8
o'clock Mary Fiaec came to the house
and T got up ; 1 juinpe<f up with a
knife in this hand, which 1 was play
ing with ; I stuck the knife in the
table, and then put it in my pocket;
I tore my coat doing so : Mrs. Miller
then offered to mend my coat; in do
ing so she found my revolver ; 1 told
her to let it alone : I did not want to
injure this woman, McElwee ; my
revolver had only three loads in ; I
pointed it at .Miss Frace in fun ; 1 did
the same to Mrs. McElwee ; 1 thought
the pistol was only half-cocked ; 1
did not intend to murder her, think
ing that the barrel of the pistol I
snapped was empty ; this is all I
know of the affair.
A curious retribution upon
treason is related of the Louisiana
Legislature by the Tribune of New
Orleans, the organ of the f'veedmen.
It appears that shortly before the
passage of the military reconstruc
tion act the rebel majorities ir, the
Legislature passed a law providing
for a State convention, aud fixing the
election of delegates to take place
on the second Monday of April.—
They were not satisfied with their
present constitution, but, in the plen
titnde of their power, resolved to
make a new one. Their consternation
may be imagined when they discov
er that under the reconstruction act
the freedrueu will vote at these elec
tions for delegates, and, aided by the
Union citizens, will probably control
IV"E\V MBAT MAKER i fbe sub
-Ll scribeis leepoellully iu! riu tin. citi/.eas
of Tixanda borough and vicinity, tb.it tiny
h ve opened a meat market, on tie- north aide
of the I'ublie Square. next door to the Union
Block, where they will keep on hand a supply
OF BEEF MUTTON, BOBK, AC.,
\Yhich will he sold at the lowest possible price-..
They wiii endeavor by carelui attention to busi
ne-s, and by keeping on hand a good supply of
choice meats, to sapply the want.- of the public.
A share of patron-go is solicited.
ALL YN AJIHN'fcON.
March *B, 1867—tl
Dl BLIO DRAY.— The subscriber
JL has had maue anew and convenient OKAY
and will hereafter be prepared to do h .u.iug lor
alt persons desiring his services.
His bray wHI st .ml in I rout ot Patch's store,
wheu not engaged and ail orders m-j be left at
The patronage ot the public is rcsjiectluHy
solicited, as by prompt attention t > ..IUCIS, .uiii,
by punctuality and tow charges, he w determ
ined to merit a shareo! custom.
hit AN K STH'iIENS.
llorch , lSijj.—dm*
rMPOKTANT TO Bl Ml MAK-
X Lnfc. -The uudersigued are uo v luily pi e
pared to furnish the public with an • Inclined
Dog Power Machine,' o; a superior quality and
Pri' e ol Ma nines 1. JUI twelve L . ia.rty live
dollars. according to size ot Dairy. Kvcrj ma
chine delivered and put in running order, a d
warranted to give entire satislaclhui, or money
ri d i.ded. A!' udeiby mail promptly attend
ed to. PRICK & CO M PTON.
Burlington ooro, March 20,1867.
Ue, lhe uu .-reigned have rata had in use
d dig the past iso:. one of the ab ve named
machines, and can cheerfully recommend them
to the public as the best Churn Power \et intro
du.ed. LONG hituo.
J D. SO PER.
RESALE MUSIC! DEBOT.
L. B. POWELL,
.Scranton, Pa., Dealer iu Chickeriug s Pianos,
Decker's Pianos, Mason A Hamlin's Cabinet Or
gam, Treat. Kind-ley & Go's Melolean-. and all
ot Musical in-truments, Sheet Music and Music
Book.-. Orders irom Dealers and Teachers es
pecially -olieitcd. Addres-.
L. B. POWELL,
lib Pennsylvania Aveuue, -erauton, Pa.
AUDITOR'S NOTICE.—in the mat-
Ui uj lUeron Jimtliart. dtc'tl. la the Or
-1 ban's Court of Bradford f'ouuty.
The undersigned auditor appointed by said
Court, to distribute moneys in the huuds of Ja
vid Gardner administrator, v.iil attend to the
dnties of his appointment at his office in Athens
Borough, on Saturday, the 27th day of April,
1567, ut 2 o'clock, p. iu., wbeie all persons in
terested can attend if they think proper.
I. N. EVANS,
Maieu 28,1867. Auditor.
fjiXBCUTOirS NOTlCE.—Notice is
A hereby given that, all persons indebted to
the estate oi John Holleubaek, dee d., late
oi Wyalusing, arc requested to make (immedi
ate payment, without delay, and those having
claims against , sai<i estate must present them
duly authenticated for ettlement.
L. P. STAI.FOKD,
March 2-, 1867. Executor.
ADMINISTtS NOTICE -Notice is
-k-X hereby given that all persons indebted to
the estate ot Thomas A.Burling,ime dec'd.,iate of
Burlington, are requested to make payment
without delay, and those having claims against
sa d estate must preseut them duly authentica
ted for settlement.
March 28*, 196 J. AdininErntor.
E W STORE 1 X ROM E.
The subscriber bigs leave to eal 1 the atten
tion of the citizens oi
To tile luct that lie uas 'peued a
DRUG AND BOOK STORE,
BOROUGH OF ROME.
Being intimately acq minted with leading Man
ufacturing. Importing. a"d Jobbing Houses in
hi line, and having had extou-sive.experience
in both city and country trade, he hatters hitu
sellthat,by low prices, and promptness and
accuracy in business, he will merit the < onti
deuce and patronage ol the public. A thorough
Enables him to manufacture in the best man
ner and ke p on h nd all the leading prepara
tions of the Pharmacopue ia.
Extra inducements ottered u> Uie Medial
Pre ■ Options eaiefully -and accurately com
E. A. BIDUWAY.
Rome, Jan. 30, 1867.
piIOTOG RAPE ALBUMS OFA LL
A kinds lor sale very low, at
_ BIDGWAY'S DRUG & BOOK STORE.
PERFUMERY*, FLAVORING Ex
tracts, Tooth and Hair- Preparations, aftd
a vaiiety of Toilet Articles, at
RIDGWAY'S NEW STORE.
COAPS, SPONGES, I'AINT, VAR
LA nish, Sash, Cloth, Hair, Tooth, Nail and
other kindsot Brashes, at
BIDG WAY'S NEW STORE.
• 7 3 10 TREASURY NOTES,
COMPOUND INTEREST NOTES,
Bought and sold by
, B. 8. RUSSELL & CO.
The Treasurer ol the United States is now con
vertiugthe liist Series of 7 J-10 Treasury Notes
in the 5-20 Bonds of 1805. Holders in this
vicinity who wish to have their Notes convert
ed, can do so by calling i n as.
B. S. RUsSELL £ CO.,
Aug. 20.1866. Bankers, Towanda, Pa
GAMES FOR THE FAMILYIJIR^
CLE, at the NEWS ROOM.
-jj- I mmm "1
POWELL & CO.,
Are now receiving thoir flrat
Purchased during the
Lxl T E VAX I C
| DRY GOODS MARKET,
And are now offering their Goods at a
| March 13, 1807.
i UTILL ANOTHER NEW STOCK
' JAMES O. FROST, would call attentii n to the
large and varied assortment of
F R R N I T URE!
j Now on exhibition at his Ware Rooms, wbi ch
he will he happy to show to any and every one
j free of charge, or to sell at a "very small ad-
I vance from cost. Thankful for the "past liberal
I patronage of the public, I would say that 1
shall still endeavor to make it to their interest
to deal with me not only by keepi ig a
j LARGER STOCK
To select lrom than is kept iu any other Furui
ture Store in this region : hut also by offering
AT A LESS PRICE
Than the same quality ol goods can he pur
chased elsewhere. I have now in store over 60
DIFFERENT PATTERNS OF CHAIRS,
And more than
THIRTY DIFFERENT STYLES BEDSTEADS
Besides Bureaus, Stands, Tables, Book Racks.
What Nots, Sofas Tete-a-Tete's, Rockers,
and Easy Chairs, Piano Stools, Chil
dren's Carriages, Children's Cradles
and Cribbs, Looking Glasses,
Looking Glass Plates, Pic
ture Frames, Photo
graph Ovals, Steel
In fact a fnl! assortment
OF EVERYTHING IN THE LINE,
All ol which will be sold
CHEAP FOR C ASH.
The public are invited to call and examine
my stock before purchas ing elsewhere. Store
ou Main Street, 2 doors south ol Montauyes. I
also keep on hand, a large assortment ot
READY MADE COFFINS,
From the most common to the finest Mahogany
or Rosewood, which will be tarnished wit bor
without Attendance with Hearse, at as low a
price as the .wmr quality can be purceased else
where. Dec 1866.—jr.
SOMETHING NEW UNDER THE
SUN— D, W. HUGHES, has fitted up hia
oar (former iy occupied for a Picture Gallery)
ior an Eating Saloon, where he intends to keep
all kinds of Refreshments served up in the best
style. He has made an arrangement with an
extensive Oyster Dealer to furnihhirn with the
best kind of Oysters directly from Baltimore,
whereby he will be able to furnish parties and
tamilies on the shortest notice. He has always
on hand the best kind of ale, cider and domestic
wines, also segars, candies and nuts of all kinds.
Farmers and others visiting Towanda, will find
it to their interest to call at this saloon to get
their meals, where they can be accommodated
with the best of tare at a cheap rate. The high
est price paid tor all kinds of fruit, chesnuts Ac
Don't forget the place, second door south of
Bcidleman's Block. Towanda, Pa.
B FIST'S PHILADELPHIA GAR
DEN SEEDS FOR SALE BY E. T. FOX.
1 have jvst received a very large stock ot Fresh
Garden Seeds from Robert Buist jr., of Phila
delphia. This esta 1 lishment has acquired a
high reputation for furnishing fresh and relia
hie See Is.
No seeds are commissioned and consequent ly
there can be no accumulation of old seeds.
Those who are tired ot buying worthless
trash that has been hawked about the rountry
for the past ten years, will find it to their ad
vantage to try these seeds, all who have
bought ot me for the past two years. will, I am
certain, recommend them. 1 have • much
larger supply than usual
E. T. FOX.
Towauda, March 7,15C7.
W V A U SI N G A (■ A !]•: M V
Wy Musing, Bradford Cortnly. 1'
W. H. BROWN
; M K. BROWN,
i I;;: .-jn l.g Term will comment e r,„ >.|,
\iirjl I, Ib'iT, and continue 14 wt .h- fc,v?
tuition as follows :
Reading, Spelling. English Gram,,
grapby, and Arithmetic, to Dt. -iuul p,. .'•
S4; CO. Clawics and the higher Engl, I. >
es, except as specified In-low, F., MI. Q
Algebra and (BfOKtgjr, IT,no. Trigon
ana Purveying. SB,OO.
Tuition invariably payable by the rni<Mu.
the term. No deductions on n.
Min •. except in l ast sot protracted illnes.
March 4, laWU— ttt
rr 015A<; C 0 i CI(J AE -
Wholesale and Retail
RANDALL A COMPTOV.-,
First door south ol the First National IV,,
MAIN STREET, TOWANDA p A
BRANDS OF TOBACCO-UHL A|.\ t)
Gold Leaf, Sunny bide. Pine Aj pie, ill
i Fig, Rose beat and Star, which vs■ ,
in quantities to suit customer- p
Bariels, bail- and quarter-.
BRANDS OF CIGARs.
American Eagle. Gen. Grant, Lei, p.
perio, Tycoon and the very choices',
FA NOV SMOKING.
The celebrated Lone .lack, Pride .a
ted States, Virgini-tie Gold Leaf, N.. v
kinds of Killicknick.
Landlords supplied with Cigars ar.J (•
banco on liberal terms.
All orders promptly lilted 'in -lion ;
W. H. RANDALL. N M cOilpf,
Purchased the entire interest
K. H. PATCH,
in in the firm ot 0- B. PATCH A CO.
prepared to Oder to the citizen- oi Bu.
County and vicinity, a large and weii
Which 1 have purchased lor (. ish and let .
dent that can sell at a- low Qgures a- ,
puichased elsewhere. 1 now offer 'olio .
a splendid s took oi'
TEAS, COFFEES, SI'GAID
STARCH, sAI.ERATL'S, SPICE.-, A<
Have i n baud a iaige Mm k • ;
AKRON FLOUR, GRAHAM
RYE DO. BUCKWHEAT Du.
I keep constantly on baud, PORK, hi e
LA RD .Hid kinds of FISH. Would ■ ai! the.
tentiou ol the public to our Can'i lie IT c
STOCK OF TOBACCO
In quality or price. Jesse Oakley s Celebu:
Laundry, New York Chemical and Brown -
Please call and examine our stock oi
Large assortment of YANKEE N'lVil -
TOILET SOAPS, Ac , Ac. I will pay 'it
est cash price tor
Farmers give u- a call beloie selling d- T
C. 15. PATt'H
All persons indebted to the late firm *
please call and make immediate payment.
C. B. PATCH
Towandt, March 12, 1567.
£jHEAP PASSAGE FROM OK :
IRELAND OR ENGLAND:
GITON.* CO.'s LINK OF STK AMSHrPS FRlOt <
QUEKXsTOWN* OB I.IVKiIPOOL .
| Williams 4 Guion's old "Black Star Li:
j Liverpool Packets, sailing every week.
Swallow-tail Line ot Packets troin <
don, sailing twice a montb.
Remittances to England, Lclaud and?
payable ou demand.
For turther particulars, apply to Will am-
Guion, 29 Broadway, New-Yor.., or
G. F. MASON* 4 CO.. Banker-
Oct. 1. 1966. ToWUldl E
SMITKBORO, X. Y .
Having rented and Refitted this we., -.a -
Hotel, I am ready to accommodate all wl:
favor me with a call. I hava a la ge H. 6. -
taohed. suitable for lectures, dances. A- ■ !'•>•
engers carried to any point by applying at '
Hotel. No pains will l>e spared to make t-vr
thing agreeable and comfortable for the rr.i
ing public. J. B. VANWtNKI.
Jan. 10. lsliT. Prop: -
J M PORTA NT TO FARMERS
My Goodrich Seedling Potatoes, groin* '
the ui ignal stock, and hence all true to na:;.' -
now ready for delivery to those who bav< -
dy engaged them ; and also a supply to v..
may wish to secure these choice potatoes f.
From trial ol the above potatoes b> '■ '
who were so fortunate as to secure soare
lrom tue last spring —most hnmr- ki
come awa re ol their vast superiority -
others. They are unrivalled iu their iiume-*
yield ; exceedingly excellent for table
very hardy—nearly free from rot or - •> '
Ail persons wishing them, had better
now •■■■ early as possible, and brine t•
|to Dr Porter's Drug Stoie.
Early Goodrich, best early, f ! iW .
Calico, beautiful and delicate,
Gleason, line for winter use,
Rusty Coat, superior yielders aud good
Cuzco, enormously fruitful. -
Garnet Chili, at abort the market prl e.
Dec. 10, i960. Dr. U. C. PORTER
iIMNK I'ARI.OR SETS, AT
L> R A 1) F O U D 00 1 NTV
real estate agency,
H. B. MCKEAN, Rkai. Kscate A-F T
Valuable Farms, Mill Properties City 8
Town Lots lor sale.
Parties having property tor sale will •
to their advantage by eaviug a descrip'
the same, with terms of sale at this ageu
parties are constantly enquiring lor tatrus: a
H. If. McKEAN
Real Estate Age"
Office Moutauye's Block. Towauda. Pa.
Jan. 29, 1*67.
A FIXE ASSORTMENT or TOY?
J. jL and Diaries tor 1567, lor saleat cost
K IDG WAY'S NEW STOW
MANUFACTURERS AND LJ
ATX porters agency lor Genuine ita au
Strings, Pianoes. Melodeous, C'abiuet (W
Brass, Silver and all other kinds ol Music*! <-
struments. Also Sheet Music and Music D°
of al! kinds procured to order, at D r.
RIDGWAY * NEW STORt