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JUDSOii ITOLCONB, t raormEnnu ,
CHAS. L. TRACY,
JUDSON HOLCOMB. Editor.
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."Reasonatale taxes, honest er.penctituracom
petent o ffi cers, and no stealing."
IVeeklg. _ _
il4" Entered In the Post . °Mee at Towanda as
SECOND CLASS NATTER.
THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 1882.
BEPURLICAY corrxrr commrTrzz
Alba—George H. Webb..
Armenia—D. D. Alexander.
Asylum—A. L. Thomas.
Athens Boro, Ist Ward—Dr. Richell.
" 2nd Ward—Geo. E. Davis.
Athens Twp.,lat District—Frank 13 Morley.
" _ tad District—
Srd District--Clarence Blood.
• Ilarclay—C. H. Johnson.
. 1 - Burlington Tap—Y. L. Morgan. •
4f Burlington Boro—C. A. Ford.
Burlington, West—isatio McKean.
Canton TwP—Daniel lanes.
Canton Boro—F. A. Owen.
Columbia—James H. Strong.
Franklin—lL B. Kilborn.
Leßaysville—Gee. W. Brink.
• Leßoy—Leßoy Holcomb. •
Monroe Boro—H. W. Rockwell,
" . Twp—J. D. Cnnimings.
New Albany—Daniel Brown.
Pike—M. E. Warner.
Riap,ebury—E. A. Cooper.
R6me Boro—AlexandeeKer!fe. _
Sheshequin - 0. L. Horton, '
SmithfiCld—E. E. Chamberlin.
South Creek—S. B. Pettengill.
- Standing Stone
-131 lvania— _
Terry-4. H. Schoonover. • •
Towanda Boro., Ist Ward—l. McPherson.
411 2nd Ward—C. H. Allen.
" t 3rd Ward—L. Elabree.
Towanda Tap—Geo: 11. Foi.
Towanda, North—D. T. Foster.
Troy Bbro—O. P. Adams. .
" Twp—William Werbeck.. •
Ulster—G. B. RockwelL
Wclles—G. H. GrinnelL
Wilmot—Geo. F. Ingham.
Windliami--T. E. , Weller.
Wysoz—S. J. /loss.
The names for several districts have riot
yet been handed to the chairman by the dele
gates. They are requested to do so at their
• Elsewhere we publish a St. Louis
telegrarri of January 28th; by which
it will be seen that at the suggestion
of Senator Canieron it is proposed
to decorate each of the 306 who
fought with the Grant. column at
-- --Chicago. The bronze medals, weigh
ing nearly a pound each, are already
struck and are soon to be distributed
among the faithful. In view o$ the
methods employed to compel' the
Pennsylvania delegation to violate
the wishes Of a large majority of
their district constituencies, the
medals ore commemorative of an
event that reflects dishonor rather
than one of horior. -No chapter in
the history of the Republican party
has done so much to distract and
divide the organization as this event.
Will Senator Cameron, John Cessna,
William H. Armstrong, and others
-?whom we might name of,the Penn
sylvania delegation at Chicago, feel
that they are wearing a badge
of honor wheii they place these med-
as conspicuously upon their waist-
coats? In the light of recent politi-
Cal events, public opinion, we opine,
will_ ot so regard them. It is not
an event in which the whole Repub
lican party feels a pride. The qaes
tion is vino is humiliated?
WANTS ANEW TRIAL.
WesmaroN, Saturday, Jan. 2S
Shortly before five o'clock this after-.
noon Mr. Scoville filed with the . Clerk
of the Supreme Court of the District of
Columbia the papers upon which -11-
baseshis.motion for anew . trial. Nut
being fathiliar with the practice in this
District Mr.. Scoville concludes tb file
two motions, to assure himself against
the possibility of being-deprived through
any legal technicality of the right of
review by the Court id General terin.
The papers filed •in support of the
-libation are: The= prisoners affidavit of
Frederick H. Snyder as to the finding
of a newspaper - under circumstances
- indicating that it' had been read by -the
jury:- the affidaVit of 1 1. W. Guiteau,
-.-; stating that he is aequiOnted with the
signatures of the_ five jurors whose
names are written on the margin Of the
newspaper said to have been seen by
the jury; that he has seen ; them ; write'
their names,, and believes the l
upon said newspaper to have been
Made by the jurors named, an the
atildavitof Mr. Scoville setting forth
- newly discovered, evidence upon
which he basis his Motion for r .zie# trial.
[Weare unable' to" publish the basis
of the . Motion in full for want of
- • space.] . ' = ,_
Hon. Clarkson N. Potter died at his
home in New York city on Monday
_last, from Bright's disease and apo-
plexy. _He was yaars of age and
leaves three daughters and two sons:
. His illness was.isf long duration, and
for several days before his death he
was unconscious. The deceased was a
member of Confess, serving three
terms. He was a son of Bishop Potter,
of Pennsylvania, and a grandson of
the late Doctor. Eliphalet, Nott; of
Union `college, a brother of the Rev.
Dr. Henry 'Potter, rector of Grace
church, New York city. whom - le
The Wilksbarre, Pa„ post office fight
has ended in h complete' victory . for
Congressman Scranton, the 'President
Im:tiring ,nominate 4 A. S. Orr in the place
of D. Smith, the old incumbent. Sen-
ator Mitchell has 'received information
that a delegation will go to Washington
this week to oppose Orr's confirmation.
Editoriai Comeopoadorre e. ,
THE GREAT NATIONAL MITEfIER TRIAL
has ceased to be the topic of newspa-
pers and correspondents. Since the
proMpt rendering of the verdict of
"Guilty in manner and form as indict
ed,"- brZhe jury on Wednesday eve.
ning last, due announcement of which
was made in the REruni.icas. - of last
week, the prisoner has been treated as
a convict. Before he left the. court
room he attempted to utter a rnaledic
tion- upon the courinnd jury, but was
cut short by a deputy marshal who
seized him by the shoulder ,and ordered
him to shut his mouth,saying:"You are
a convict now and you must be quiet
or we will put you in a straight jacket."
This seemed to bring the prisoner to a
realizing sense of the situation, and his
whole demeanor became perceptably
changed. , By consent of the Warden
of the jail on Thursday 'following the
verdict r ire was allowed to send out his
last address to the American people.
Since, that time he has been' cut off
from communication with the outside
world. No visitors other -than his
counsel and members of his family are
alloied to see
iras counsel haveiirepared and filed
in the court of Saturdaylast, _
ansoxs TOE A NEW TRIAL
but a time has not been fixed' for argu.
ments upon the application. It is not
believed that there will be a new trial
or that the court in general term
overule Judge Cox in-any of his rulings
or his charge to the jury in this most
memorable ease. The wisdom of his
course in relation to the leniency given
to the prisoner during the trial, is now
very generally admitted. All sorts ,of
-rumors are flying relating to the reasons
that will be urged by Guiteau's counr
sel for knew trial, one of which is that
the jury Was furnished with the daily
papeis anii read the comments of the
press- unfavorable to the prisoner.
Anotherls to the effect that one or
more of the jurors held Conversations
with outside parties during the trial.
Both these allegations are stoutly
denied by all the jurors as well:, as by
the deputy marshall who was detailed
to wait upon the jury and was constant:.
ly in their presence.
The delay which can be -caused
through legal methods adopted by, the
counsel for the criminal, may put off
the. day of execution until some time
next summer, but that he will ultimate
ly be hanged, unless he dies from some
other cause prior to the day fixed -by
the court, there is no mannr of doubt.
Monday Fedruary 27th, has been
fixed by a concurrent resolution of the
two houses of Congress for the observ
THE GARFIELD 'AIratoRIAL OBSEQUIES.
On this occasion both houses will
meet in joint session in the-hall of the
House. The arrangeinents of the
order of the solemn ceremonies are
under,-the direction of a 'Joint Special
Comittee of the two hpuses.
James G. Blaine will deliver a most
elaborate eulogy on the life and charac
ter of the lamented martyr President,
and will be followed by other speakers,
who are to be chosen by the Committee
from among the Senators and members
of the House. Tickets of admission
will be issued to Senators and members
of the House to, be by them given out
to anumber equal to the 'seating capac
ity of the. floor, ftnd galleries of the
House, but not half..of the people who
will be pre&sing . for admission ;will be
able to get in to tlie chamber.
TUE PRESSURE FOR APPODITMLNT
continues lively, and there seems to be
no abatement of the number rif men
who are willing and anxious to serve
their country in official position. In
almost every ease there are a number
of contestants, and in some instances
all for the reason that the bad
stories they tell of each other discredits
them all. Congressman Scranton has
scored a point in securing fthe appoint
ment of his man as postmaster at
Wilkesbarre, after a long and bitter
contest, over the heads of Hoyt, Pal-
Mer, the Record, and other leading
politicians backed by one of I:'snnsylva
POSTAL SERVICE PIISSIONS;
Representative Harmer, of Pennsyl
vania, has introduced a bill providing
that any person who has served faith
fully in the poStal.service for twenty
five years, orviho, after a continuous
service of ten years shall become phys
ically or mentally disabled,.shall then
receive for the remainder of his natural
life an annual pension " equal to two
thirds of his annual salary at the time
of his retirement.. The bill , is accom
panied by a detailed statement showing
that a similar practice prevails - in
Great Britian, the Netherlands,--Russia,
France, Italy, and Luxemberg.
The duty devolves upon the present
Congress of fixing the basis of Con
gressional representation and the reap
pointment under the new census.
Several bills have been presented in
the HouSe and referred having relation
to this subject, but rio further action
has yet been taken. It will no doubt
be -late in the session before a reappor
tionment bill will be'passed.
Io rsply to an address the other day
by the City Council of.-Ottawa, the
Marquis of Lorne said: "The possi
bility of a national existence for Canada
is recugniied." The advocate, of 'Can
4idian independence regard;_these words
as suggestive. _
The First Assistant Postmaster-Gen
eral opposes the bill to reimburse post
masters for losses incurred through a
misunderstanding of the laws. He
holds that these losses are due to care
lessness or disobedience of orders. and
would take from•three to four millions
out of the treasury.
An Indian, convicted -of killing_ a
Mexican, was shot at Ilemioselio. TMex
ico, on Friday, in the presence of a
large crowd. BO eat on his coffin and
faced the soldierO unflinchingly.
A, CZNAD AND ismutrzaz PAN
szirAtior ON rine LAW GOr.
zionse rim CARE.
Recommenced 1)3 saying that the
Constitution provides that, in all crim
inal prosecutions, the accused shall en
joy the right of a speedyl and public
trial by an unpartial jury, in the State
or District where the mien shall have
been committed; that be. shall be in
fornied of the
! came sad,' the nature
' the accusation against him; that be
shall be confronted with .the witneeses
against him; that be shall have ;com
pulsory process to obtain 'Houten in,
his favor, and that be shall have assist
ance of counsel in his defence. Those
provisions were inten led for the , pro!
teotion of the innocent from injnstice
and oppression, and it was only by
their faithful oblervance that guilt or
innocence could l be fairly ascertained.
Every accused person was presuMed to
be innocent until 'the accusation was
proved. With what difficulty and
trouble the law had been administered
in the present case', the jurorwhad been
daily witnesses. It was, however, a
consolation to think that .not one of
those guarantees of the Constitution
had been violated in the pertam of the
At last the long chapter of proof was'
ended; the task of lthe ,advocate was
done, and it now silted with the jury
to determine the Jerre between; public'
justice and the prisoner at the ber. No
one could feel mere 'keenly Alan him
self the great responsibility ;of his
:dirties; and he felt that ho Could only
discharge them by- close adherence to
the law as laid 'down by its highest
authorities. Before prOceeding' farther
he wished to notice an incident which
had taken place pending the recent - ar
gument. The prisoner had frequently
taken 'occasion to proclaim that ,public
opinion, as evidenced by the press and
correspondence, was in his favor. Thew'
declarations could not have been pre
vented except by the process of gagging
the prieoner. Any suggestion that the
jury could be influenced by each law
less clattering of the prisoner would
have seemed to him abiurd; and he
should have felt that he was insulting
the intelligence of the jury if he had
warned them not to regard it. Counsel
for the prosecution had felt it necessary,
however,in the final argument to • in
terpose a , contradiction to such state !
meats; and an exception had been taken
on the part of the accused to the
form in which - that effort ' was]
made. For the sole purpose of purging
the record of any objectionable matter ,
he should 'simply say that anything
which had been said on either side in
reference to public excitement or to.
newspaper opinion was not ! to be re
garded by the jury.
The indictment charged the defend
ant with having" murdered! Janice A ?
Garfield; anti it was the duty Of the
Court to explain the_nature of the crime'
charged, Murder is committed, where
a person of sound memory and -diacre
tion unlawfully killed a reaaonable be
ing, in the peace of the United States,
with malice aforethought. It had to be
proved, first, that the death was caused
by the act of the accused; and, farther,
that it was caused with malice afore
thought. That aid not mean. however,
that the Government bad to prove any
ill-will or hatred on the part of ;the ac
cused toward the. dicelmed: I Where
ever a homicide was shown to have been
committed' without lawful authority,
and with deliberate intent, it r s suf
ficiently proved to have been done with
malice aforethought; and 'malice wa
not disproved by showing that, the ac
cused bad no personal ill will to the '
deceased, and that he killed him 'from'
other motive—as, for instance, robbery,
or throligh mistaking him ifor another,
or jas claimed in this - case) to produce a !
public benefit. If it Could be shown
that the killing occurred in a heat of
passion; or under provocation, then it
would appear that there '
was no pre
meditated - *Hemet, and, therefore, no
malice aforethought, and that would
reduce the crude.to manslaughter. It
was hardly necessary, - however, to say
that there was nothing of that kind in
the present cue. The jury would have
to say either that the , defendant was
guilty of murder or that be' was inno
THE QUESTION OF MAXIM
lujorder to constitute the crime of
murder, the assassin must have a reas
onable sane mind; in technical terms
he must be "of sane mind, memory and
discretion." An irresponsible insane
man could not. commit murder. If he
was laboring under a disease of • the
mental faculties to such an ex'ent that
be did not know . what he was
doing, or did not know it was
wrong, then he was wanting in that
sound mind, memory and discretion
that was a part of the definition-of mur
der. In the next place, notwithstanX
ing this presumption of innocence, it
was equally true that a defendant was
presumed to be sane and to have been
so at the time the crime wis committed.
That is to say, that the' Government
was not bound to show, affirmatively as
a part of its proofs that the' defendent
was sane. As insanity was the excep
tion, and as the majority of meit are
sine, the law presumed the latter'con
dition of every man, until ;some reason
was shown to believe the contrary. i`he
burden was, therefore, on the defend
ant, who set up insanity as an excuse
for crime, to produce proofs in the first
instance to show that that presumption
was mistaken, so far as it related t? the
prisoner. Crime, therefore; •involved
three elements, the killing, Malice and
a responsible mind, -in the murderer.
After all the evidence was before the
jury, if the jury, while beaing,in mind
both those presumptions Ithat_ is, that
the defendant is innocent till he , is
proved guilty, and that ho is sane till
the contrary appears), still entertained
what was called a reasonable ,doubt on
any ground. or as to any of the essen
tial elements of the crime, then the de
-fendant was entitled to the benefit of
such doubt, '
mAtiacr. Aroarmovoirr FULLY ESTAB
With reference to the evidence in
this case very little comment was re
quired by the Court, except :upon , one
question, the others being hardly mat
ters of dispute. That the defendant
fired at and shot the damned President
was abundantly proved, That the
around wait fatal had been testified to by
the surgeons, who were . .competent to
speak, and they were nneontradicted.
That the homicide was committed 'with
malice aforethonght (if the defendant
was capable of criminal intent -or rant
ice) could hardly be gain said .
_ It was
not necessary to prove that any special
or expreei batted or ntahcel.*ea, alter;
tatted-111W aonito tolfiril' the de'
exceed `_ "It Imut sufficient' tO Prove that
the aot iras - done by 1_ deliberate intent,
'co dielinet !COM "an set_ dime tinder - a
certain impulse, in the heat of 'blood
and without previous Malice. - Evidence
had been exhibited to the jtlq tending
to show that the defendant admitted in
his own banawaitthg that he bad eon
ceived the" dea of “removing the Pres
ident," as he called it, six Weeks, befOre
, the shooting; that he. hadlidelihorafed
upon it, WO C4lll - 10011 detqlnittaliOn to
do it; Kati that about two 14 - eakti before
aceomplhthed it he ataticined bi *self
at certain points to -clothe act, but 'for
some reason Was Prevented. His prep
"'ration for it by the purchase of the
pistol had been shown._ All these facts
came by to the full measure of the
proof required to establish what the law
denominated malice aforethought.
WAS ourrnett nageonausrm.. ;
The jury would find little dilrumlty
in teaching a.. conclu4ou as to all
,: , th e
eletnenta.that made np the otiose charg-
ed in the indietment. except, It - might
be. as to the ono of sound mind, memory
and diseretion—but that was only a
technical exprelvion fur a • responsible,
sane man. Xlq now. - approached that
difficult question. He had already
said that a man who is insane in the
sense that makes him : iyresponsible,
cannot commit a ' crime. The defense
of insanity has been so abased as tO be
brought-into great discredit. It we's.. the
last resort in cases for juries to bring in
iLverclict of acquittal when there was a
public sympathy for the J ammed. and
especially , where ,there — was provocation
for the homicide according to public
sentiment, but not according to law.
For ihat reason the defense of - insanity
was [ 'viewed with 'disfavor, 'and. public
sentiment was hostile to it. Neverthe
less; if insanity were established' to a
degree necessary, it was a perfect do
rem) for an indictment tor murder and
Must be afloiced full weight.
It would be observed that in this
case there was no trouble with any
question about what might be called
total insanity, such as raving mania; or
absolute imbecility, in which all exer
cises of reason is 'wanting, and where
there is no recognition of pereons or
things, or their relaiions. But there
was a debateable border' line sanity and
[insanity; and there,, was often great
difficulty in determining on which side
of this line a party was to be put.
There - were cases in which a man's
mental faculties, generally, seemed to
be in full vigor, but' Where, en one
single subject, he seemed to - be derang.:
ed, A man was poesessed, perhaps, by
a belief of something absurd which he
'could not ne reasoned out of (what was
called aniniane-delusion); or he might
have some morbid propensity, seeming
ly in harsh discord w;th the rest of his
inteflectual faculties and moral nature.
Those were eases which for want of a
better term, wee called partial insanity.
The Jury in'Oist determine whether,
at the time the homicide was committed
the !defendant was laboring under any
insane delusion prompting and \ impell
ing 'him to de.' the deed. ,Nefitrally,
they would look first tei any eiplana
lion of the act that might have been
made by the defendant himself ' at the
time. 'or immediately liefore , or after.
Several Papers have been laid before
them that bad been in the prisoner's
poSseseion, and that purported to
assign the motive of the deed. The
Judge then [cited several extracts from
Guitean'a different statements as to the
motives [ which led him to commit the
arime, growing • out of the: political
The jury bad now before it every
thing emanating '_from the prisoner
about the time•of the,shooting. There
was nothing:, further from him 'until
three monthe : Pfterward. 'And' now he
would pass to consider the import of
all this. The jury would consider, fi rst,
whether this evidence fairly represented
the feelings and ideas that governed the
prisoner at the time of the shooting.
if it did, it represented a thing which.
he (Judge Cox) had not seen character
ized in any judicial utterance as an
insane delusion. They would consider
whether it was evidence of insanity, or
'whether, on the contrary, it showed an
ample power of reasoning and reflection
on the arguments and evidence for , mid
against, resulting in the opinion that;
the President had betrayed his party,
rind that if be were out If the way it
*mild be o benefit to his party, and .
Would save the country from the pre.
- dominance of their political opponents.
So far there was , nothing insane in the
conclusion: It had doubtless been shared
by a good many heated purism:o. who
were sane people, hat the difterence was
that the prisoner „reached the concliteion
that to put the President out of' thi way,
by assassination was a volitical neces
sity. When men reasoned, the law re
quired them to 'reason correctly, so fnr
is their practical duties were concerned. ,
A man might believe a course of • action
to be right, and the law might forbid it
as wrong,, nevertheless he must obey
the law, and nothing could save 'him
from the the 'Consequences of the viola
tion of the law, except the fact that ha
was so crazed by disease as to be unable
to comprehend the necessity of obedi
THE QUESTION OF .lIESrONECEBEIAITY
The jnry would bear in mind that a
man did not, become irresponsible by
the mere fact of his being partially in
sane. Such a man did not take leave of
hit' passions by becoming insane. He
might retain as:iiinch contvolVver them
as in health. Whenever this partial in.
sanity Was relled on as
,defense it must
appear that the crime charged was a
product of the delusion or other morbid
coalition, and connected with it as
effect with cause. and that it was not the
result orsane reasoning which the pa rty
might be capable of, notwithstanding
his limited and circumscribed disorder.
.Assuming that that infirmity of mind
had' a direct influence on crime; the
difficulty was to fix the okaracyer of the
disorder which fixed lesnnia'Sibility or
irresponsibility in law. It would be
well to , say a word to the jury. as to the
kind of evidence by which - courts and
juries were guided. in' this difficult and
delimite inquiry. The subtle essence,,
called mind, defined, of course, ocular
inspection. It conld'only be known by
Ifs manifestationel -4 The test was as to
Whether the Condnet of the'man and his
thoughts and emotions conformed with
those of persons of sound', mind, or
whether they contrasted harshly with it.
By that, a jadgmeot was formed as to a
man's soundness of mind, and for that
reason evidence was admissible to show
conduct and language that would indi
cate to the general mind some marked
Condit/01r ist:-WEl,==bitegei*i;z - ,oo. l ar‘ r .
Evertthilike iAlitaiii 4 a,b lo.- *elitil *4
physical Wes th ei4 o **iiTank
.. - 0 1)1 4, Wi
isiiiii on #iiiitibleot
must often-rest. n ' l arge number 'Of
facts; and letteri r spontanemly,written,
afforded one 4, the - beat andieatiOne Of
Mental condition , 'Pavidenceof insanity
in the Pqantlimiisirrays pertinent„ hut'
juries were never allowed to infer in-.
sanity in the accused from the merefact
of it , existence inthe aneistars. - Thereforedt was .U'isitifii this case, the
fe had been allowed _ to:-'in troduce -
evidenoe - concaruing the whole life of
the accused, and reaching also liii
family inteeedeuta. ,
- corLD as TEA. 111011 T EWE IritONo ?
The inatr: nations which , he had already
given to the jury imported that the true
test of criminal respOnsihility where the
defence of insanity was interposed was.
whether the accused kW saMciant . use
of his reason to understand . the nature
of the act with - which he was obarged.
and to understand that it was wrong for
him to commit it. If those were the
facts, he was criinidly responsible for
the act, whateve peculiarities might be
shown of him in other respects. On the
other band, b . ' won were so defect
ive, in consequence of brain disease,.
that be could not understand whit be
was doing, or conld not inderstind that
what he was doing was wrong, he ought
to be treated as an irresponsible lunatic.
As the law assumed , every one, at the
ontaet, to ba , sane and responsible, the
question was, what was there in this
1 case to show . the contrary, as. to this
1 defendent ? : i
A jury was not warranted in•inferring 1
that a man was inisne from the mere
fact of his committing a crime or from
the enormity of the crime, because the
law presumes that there is a bad motive,
and that the crime is proMpted by
malice if nothing else appears; Perhaps
tne easiest way for the jurito examine
into the subject was, first, to satisfy
themselves about the condition of the
prisoner's mind for a reasonable period
of time before any conception of the
assassination had entered it, and also at
the present time, arid %hen consider
what evidence eXists as to a different
condition of mind at the time of the
commission of the act. The jury would
have to draw its own conclusions. Was
the prisoner's ordinary, permanent,
chrome condition of mind such that be
Was enable to understand the nature of
his actions and to distinguish between
right' and Wrong in his conduct-? Was
he subject all the time .to insane delus
ions which destroyed his power ,so to
distingnish ? And did those continue
down to and embrace the act far which
he is on trial ? If so,. he was simply an
irresponsible lunatic. - On , the other
band, had be the ordinary • intelligence
of sane people, so that he could distill
guish between right and wrong as to his
actions ? If another person had com
mitted the assassination, would the
prisoner have appvciated the wicked
ness of it ? Would he have understood
the character of the act and its wrong
fulness, if another penile had suggested
it to him ? • The' jury must consider
these questions in. their own mind. If
the jury were satisfied , that his ordinary
and chronic condition was that of sanity
—at least so far that he knew the char
acter of his own actions, and how far
they were right or wrong—and that he
was not under any permament insane
delusion, which destroyed his power of
discriminating between right and wrong,
then the remaining inquiry was whether
there was any special insanity connected
with ibis crimer
was rump ix rxsom nxtirsrou ?
It, would be seen that the reliance of
the defense w the existence of an in
sane ilehision in the prisoner's mind,
which, so pery rted his reason as to in
capacitate hi from perceiving the
difference bet een right and wrong as
to this pardon! r act. The Judge then
expounded at Ilene, h the law regarding
insane delasions.- An insane delusion,
be concluded, .was the coinage of. I dis
eased brain, which defies reason, and
ridicule, , and throws into' disorder all
the spriiigs of human action. _ The gees
tion for' the jury to determine was' what
was the condition of the prisoner's mind
at the time when this project was exe:
anted. It he Was 'sufficiently sane then
to be responsible. it matters not what
might have been his condition before or
after r .
There was undoubtedly a form of ,in
sane delusion, consisting of a belief by
a Person that- he , is inspired by' the
Almighty to do something—to kill an
other, for example—and. the delusion
I might be so strong as to impel him to
commission of crime. The defendent
in this case claimed that ho labored' nu
der such a delusion at the time o f the
assassination.''' His unsworn declarations
in his own favor were' not, of course,
evidence, audi were not to be considered
by the jury. The idea of being inspired
h• do an act might he eithkf a , sane be
lief or an insane delusion. A great many .
Christian people believed not only that
events were providentially ordered, but
that they themselves receiv,-d special
providential &Uwe. and illumination
in respectboth to their inward thoughts
and their Outward actions. But this was
a mere sane belief. Ou the other hand,
if a man sincerely though insanely be
lieved that, like St. Paul on his way. to
Damascus, be had been smitten to the
.eartli and had seen a great light, and
bad heard a voice from Heaven warning
and commanding him to do a certain
act, that would be a case of imaginarY
inspiration, amounting to an insane de
lusion. The question was whether the
case of this defendent presented any
thin; analogous to that. Judge Cox
went onto say that the question , for the
jury was Whether, on the one hand, the
idea of killing the President first pre
sented itself 'to: the defendent 'in the
shape of: a command or inspiration of
the Deity, in the manner in which in
sane delusions of that sort arose, or
whether, - on the other hand, - it, was a
Conception of his own, and whether the
thought of inspiration was notfimply a
speculation or- theoretioal conclusion of
his own mind. If it were the latter, it
was nothing more' than one of the vaga
ries of reasoning which be bad already
characterized as furnishing no excuse
for crime. Me had dwelt upon the que.s•-'
tion of insane delnsion simply • because
evidence touching the defendant's pow
er, or want - of power (from menial die- ,
_to distinguish between right and
wrongs to the net done by him. This
was t he broad question for the jury to
determine, and was wind was relied
upon by the defenie.
=rut AND mom. onrAturnt.
It had been argued 'with terver on the .
part of the - letenie that there were , a
great many , things in the 'defendant's
conduct winch could not be expected of
*new- rnett;- and 'ebb* were -Wily ex...
4dalnatiiii'Otr the theory of ": ' insanity: .
There' leek, ;hinge things in his omen"
end Whether ttiey were reellfindiSetiOng
of insanity or could beaecounted for by
his ignorance of men, bit exaggerated
egotism' -- or by hie; bluntness -ot -metal
sense, it might, be difficult to determine,
The only title rule, howeier, was fOr the ,
jury to diredl Rio attention to tbe test-of
,ininhealre.sporisilpility namely: Wheal . )-
er. the 'prisoner , posseseit 'the menial
I capacity at the time'ibei act was conimit,
'tea - to blow that it WrOlig, - or;
whether he was deprived of that capacity
by uiental disease. , Tbera was one im
portant distil:lotion which they jury must
not lose sight of, and they must decide
bow far it was applicable to the case.
That was the distinction lietween,ineri
tal and moral obliquity. -
In conclusion Judge Cox said: - “And
now, gentlemen,- to sum up all thaire
said to yotirif you find from'the whole
evidence that at the time of the corainis
idea of. ,the homicide the prisoner was
laboring ander-such a , detect of his
reason that be his incapable of hisder
standing *what he was doing. or of seeing
that. it was a wrongibing to do, as, for
example. 'if be were under.the insane
delusion that the Almighty ; had Com
manded him to do the act, then he was
.a responsuble condition of mind.
but was an 'object of cohipassien and
should be now acquitted. If, on the
other hand, you find that be was under
no il=llo - ilelisioni but had the posses
sion of his faculties and bad- power to
know that his act was wrong; and if, of
his own free will. he deliberately con
eeived the idea and executed the homi
cide, then whether his motives were
personal vindictiveness, political ani
mosity, a desire to avenge supposed
political wrongs, or a morbid disease)
for notoriety, or if you are unable to
dischver any motive at all, the act is
simply murder, and it is your duty to
find a verdict of guilty as indicted; or
(after a suggestion, from Mr. Scoville to
that effect) if you find that the prisoner
is not guilty by reason of insanity;' it is
your duty to say so.: Yeir . will now re
turn 'to your room] and consider your
DEONZE MEDALS WEIGHING A POIINIt FOB
FOB eta, wno suuporrrzu oitavr s
, ST. Louts, Jan. 28th.—The Post des
patch published the following this
afternoon: About two months after the
Chicago Conventiou the suggestion to
Have a 'medal struck to commemorate
the steady voting of the Grant phalanx
was made by .Don Cameron, And after
connultationlwith Roscoe Conkling,
Chanucy I. Paley, and others, the order .
Was given to J.' g. Kershaw,of this city,
to strike three hundred and -thirty.
bronze medals. The matter was to be s
kept a prof onnd secret, and Kershaw
wax enjoined to silence. He has been
working on the medals I for severe
months and they are now completed,
and within a few days days will. be sent
to Cbanucey Filley at Wasbingten,
who will , superintend the distribution of
them. The medals are perfectly round,
21 inches in diameter. 346 of an inch
thick, and weigh nearly one pound. On
the face of the medal is a profile helid of
General Grant, surrounded by, a wreath
tearing a record of the Grant ballots
arranged in a circle: Inscribed in the
centre of the reverse side are these
words: "Commemorative of the thirty
six ballots of the Old Guard for Ulysses
S. Giant for President, Republic:ln Na
tional Convention.Chicago,June, 1880."
Each medalis to be inscribed with the
name of the, member of the "Old Guard"
to whoa it is sent, of whom there were
113, and the remainder of the 330 will
be sent tieneral Grant .and a few Stal
.VAYING SEVEN HUNDRED MM4 AN
HO:trit. —Paymaster J. H.. Wilhelm, of '
the 'Lehigh Valley Railroad, handles 1
mornthan 85,000,000 each year, which ;
is paid to more than 14,500 different
individuals. It requires• considerable'
skilksays the Easton Free s Press, to
handle snob au amount of money quick
ly and correctly, and Mr. Wilhelm has
perfected a system . of payment which
is acknowletigeil . to be simpler and bet
tor than that in use on any ether *road.
There is no red tape at all about it.
The pay roll of the varioni diyisions
made up by the roidniasteri are,ecnt to
the central office in Minch . ;bhunk,
where they are audited. These polls
are put together in the form of a book,
and the names of the men are number
ed and so arranged as to show_ at a
glance where each man works, what h
does, and what amount is due him.
Small envelops Containing the proper
spuns are sealed, and on them . are writ
ten the number and the ; initi als of the
employee to whom they belong. When
c j i crowd around,
"t le car stops the men
t e assistant calls the name and number
f an ouvelepe, the paymaster selects it
ikon:l - the box in which the packages are
placed in regular order, the Mau men
tioned - aneweni "here," holds up hie
Lands, the paymaster tosses him the
envelop, he grasps it thrusts it into his
pocket and goes - off contented. No
receipts.are taken, yet so perfectly does.
Mr. Wilhelm's system work that he has
made nearly 200 payments and handled
I nearly $100,000,000, no man has ever
tried to collect his month's., salary a
second time. Another striking thing is
,he Peculiar trust and-confidence tepos-
Glorifying Their Defeat.
ed in Mr. WilhAm by the men whom
be pays. Last Saturday over 1.400
men Were paid by Lim. each one re-
oeiving a scaled envelope, and each one
of them thrusts the envelope into his
pocket without esaminiog its contents,
( perfectly satisfied that Mr. I Wilhelm's
honor was a sufficient guarantee. This,
system of payment enables Mr. Wilhelm
to pay 100 men in an hour without a
balk or a mistake, and the paymaster of
th - ei,F9nnsylvania railroad acknowledges
thatit is far superior to the-old receipt
systeni,'.44ll in nse on that road.
Strawberries are reported, to be
abundant at Jackannvilke. Florida.
Edward Fox, colored. aged 9 years,
has been committed for trial on *nine
charges of incendiarism and three ,
charges of burglary, at Flushing, L. L
While a funeral procession was cross.
big Abu track at the Highlands near .
Boston, bon Satureay last, a train struck'
the hack, killing the driver and severe
ly injuring four of the occupants.
It is stated Oat Senator Hawley pro-
poses tolamend the funding bill by re•
quiring the national banks to give
thirty days notice When withdrawing
'their eironlation and not more than
000,000 to be withdniwa in k , any
Great rue inNeirYorß
Tula.o.OLD wojizi." /WILDING stnaina
tiviteram szwapAncit omcza immix=
OUT-MANE WPM MM.-LOSE ONE
NEw. Yons, Jan. 31.—A conflagra.
tion vvbieh for its sudde3ess and '
rapidity Wig which it spread has sem=
ly had a, penal:ll in thesity;•broze gub
in the building , formerly:- occupied by
the World., i k _ - cr . •
At ten minutes past ten 0 9 . C101C ;t4iS
morning, flames and smoke= : yere first
seen from the uPper windows, at the
81* moment men and women' were to
be seen crawling out of windows' on to
the ledges of the WindoWs, and "for a
while it looked as though they must
jump and run the chances of their
UEABT BENDING SCENES.
Meanwhile.the roaring , flames kept
augmenting, mid the position of the
poor caeture3 became additionally
perilous. The intense heat was driv
ing them frantic.
-Onetwomp, well-dressed end appar.
aptly young,.who was on the
iedge of a window in Beekman street,
near 'William, stretched forth lier hand
impldringly,: l- 'Tiulheroid firemen tried
to get a ladder to her, but before they
could do so the flamta took hold of her
clothing and enveloped her in fire.
She plunged back into the burning
Ellen. Bell, the - colored janitress, was
' cut off in every direction and climbed
on the edge of a fifth-story window.
She maintained her position for a , few
moments, when a . blast of fire and
tmoke from the window sfruck her and
wilirling over several times ill her de
cent she struck the pavement with a
dull thud, a crushedinass.' Strangely
enough no blood followed the terrible
At l M. the fire is nuclei- con
trol, and will be confined to the build
ings mentioned. It is now feared that
many lives were lost in the tipper! floors
of the, old World building, and , the
firemen and police are devoting all
their energies to , ascertain the facus.
THE BUILDING BIIIMED.
_ The block included the flatiron shaped
building known as the Time; and World
building. The uptown section was
occupied by the Timeq building, which
was seperated froin the downtown
section or old W*ld building }by a
solid 22 inch wall.
Only a portion of the 7imes building
was occupied by the Times news paper
proper, but there were scores of. little
offices scattered through the upper
stories, of stenographers, lawyers,
The "World" building was similarly ,
honeycombed, and was occupied, - be;
sides on the :ground — floor, or former
publication office of the "World," by a
clothing merchant, the New York Pack
ing and Rating Company, Willy,'
WaUack ON The upper floors
were devoted. to newspaper offices, in
cluding Pettingill's advertising agency,
J. Stor_ey's o:advertising agency, the
"Scientific Aitericiin," "Scottish Amer
icanlJouriiiili" New York "Observer,"
"Turf, Field and' Farm," and scores of
more minor offices.
S. Tracy, aged 40, a printer on the
"Scottish American Journal," jumped
from the tiiird -floor, broke his hip bone,
and received dangerous internal injuries.
He is-in the hospital and-will probably
- Richard Bowie, a printer on the pa
per, jumped out of the third story wino
dow, and sustained compound fractures
id both legs; internal_ injuries, and
cuts on the head and face. He will,
PERSONS REPORTED UNKIND.
A. J. - Tood, patent lawyer; and
:tames H. nun ter, his clerk, are report
ed missing. A. M. Stesgart has not
perished, us reported, but was saved by
Cashier Gwinnell, of Pettingill's
office, was last seen locking the safe.
Ii is feared that he became a victim . of
Three carpenters making repairs in
the upper Pyrt of the building, have
not been heard from.
D. B. McCormick, a printer, is- also
THE LOSS OF LIFE
• Police Captain Tynan, in whose pre
cinct -the fire occurred, says he thinks
no less than ten persons' perished, and
Edward R. Harris, Jeremiah W.
Dennison, Joseph Cunningham, and
Wm. Stubbs, 'lido wor ked on the burn
ing building, had not reached home at
nine P. , M. -
Richard Tracy, whojumped from a
third "story window, died in an hospital.
The loss on the burned building is
$200,000. The New -York Belting
and Packing Company's loss is $l5O,
000. Willy •Wallack, stationer, losses
$75,000. The loss on the patent mod
els, drawings, dm., in the office , of the
"Scientifie Ainerican" is $lOO,OOO.
The total loss by fire is $1,000,000. -
The "Turf, Field and Farm's" loss
is $50,000i, and Pettingill dt t Co., ad
vertising agents, $75,000. '
The library of the "Turf, Field and
Farm," the ,most ,valuable sporting
library in the tountry and cannot be
I duplicated, was lost. The "Scientific
Ainerican's" archives, patents, models
and cats, invaluable, were burned.
The building was owned by Orlando
D. Potter, Presidentof the Singer
Sewing- Machine Company. It - was
for twerlty-one years occupied by the
"Woad," and was insured for $125,-,
TUBER 4'EB9ONS otT orEm-
It is Estimated that three hundred
men, women and boyi were= employed
in the building.
t':.' , . - ::iiia's.o/4.i.0:401*
.Tad 'Rabid id of ' ` Nev -YOrY
raw most protifuently'spoken of as
Justice Hunt's Successor.
Orenend Robert.B. ta-ciov
ornor of New Wile°, is flead.
Postmaster Grant. tt Reading. Pa.,
bag been depoeed, tteronot being
The Garfield monument l eouiteiseiou- .
era of this State have homed an address
It the Democratic party will let him,
Uccle Sammy propose; to be "vindicat•
ea" by the people. That will be the
worst job yet undertaken; for seform: ,
A man name.] Moodie. recently mar
ried at Lauren Oprings, N. 0., shot him•
cell - dead. because his bride refused to
puff his boots off!
The subscription book publishent are
after Cluitean; no less than four 'gives"
of the assassin Oro announced in Boston
Bymirtue of sundry writs issued out of the
Court of Common Pleas of Bradford County.
and to. me directed, I will expose to pubito
salo,-st the Court House in Towanda Borough,
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10,188 . 2 ,
o'clock, r. s., •the following described
property, to wit :
No. I.' Ono lot, piece or parcel of land. situ.
ate in Wysoz township (lots Nos. 5 and 8 of
Bloch: No. 8 of ?derma, Morgan et. Moody's
sub-division of East Towanda,) bounded north
by lots Nos. 4 and 9 of Block; No. 8, east by
Pennsylvania avenue, south-by lots Nos. 6 and
7 of Block 8, and west by Bradford street; all
improved, no buildings. Seized and taken
into execution at the suit of Morgan dt Moody's
administrators vs. J.thri S. Kennedy and Mar
No. 2. ALSO—Ond other lot-of land, situate
in Leßoy township, bounded north by lands
of Robert Malkin. east by lands of Mary Kel
logg, south lby Towanda creek, and -west , by
lands of Clarence Minard; Contains "75 acres,
more or less, ,65 improved-, stud' 1 framed
barn and 1 'orchard of fruit trees thereon.
Seized and taken intoiexecntiouat the suit of
John Wheatly vs. Thomas A. McCraney.
No. 3.. ALSO—One other lot of land, situ
ate in Pine iiind Herrick' townships, bounded
north by lauds of Joseph Lee, Horace Pot ter
and Archibald Coleman; east by land of said
Archibald Coleman. Monett Titus and others;
south by lands of Hollett Titus, Gordon Stan
ton and Tke.mas Peett• west by lands of said
thomas Peet, Eliza Thomas, Asher Bolles and
Joseph Lee; •containa 58 acres," more or leis,
about 25 improved, with a framed , dwelling
house, framed barn, a saw mill with machine
ry and fixtures, rater privilege and right of
way thereto belodging to the same. Seized
and taken into execiriln at the suit of Zophar
Platt vs. Jason Fassett.
No.' 4.—ALSO—One. other lot of land, situ
ate in Canton township, bounded north be
lands of Horace Webster, east by land of S.
H. Lindley, south by Towanda creek, and west
by lands of the estate of Roswell Rogers, de
ceased. and Warren Cook; contains 100 keret',
more or less, all improved, with I framed
house.. 2 helped barna, 1 tobacco house and
orchard of fruit trees thereon. Seized add
taken into execution at the suit of Ponaton3 ,
Brothers vs. bavid Lindley and - Solomon
•No, 5. ALSO—Orid other lot of land, situate
in Towanda Borough . , bounded - north by lands
of Mr. Cooper's estate; east by William street,
south by lands of James McCabe.-and — west by
Main street, with 1 framed_house and other
outbuildings thereon.l Seized and taken Lao
execution at ° the suit of L. L Moody's
istrator and William H. Morgan's , adminis
trator vs. J. M. Mitchell. -
No. 6. ALSO—One otherfot of land, situate
in South Waverly_ Borough, bounded as lol
lhwat Being lot N 0.112 according to plot and
Survey made for P. L. F. Snyder by Barton.
Smith; contains 43 4-10-perches. and being 66
feet on a street on the north side, 179 feet on
the west side, 179 7-10. feet on the east, side,
and 66 feet on the south side;.. all improved.
Seized and taken into execution at the suit of.
The Bradford Loan and Building Atut.ociation
of Athens township vs. C. W. Farley. •
N 0.7. ALSO—One other lot ofland, situate
in Wysox township. being lots Nos. 4 and 5 of
Block No. 14 Pt Mercur, Morgan a Moody's
sub-diviakin of East Towanda, bounded north
by Coleman's Block and hits Nos. 1,2, and 3
of Block No 14, east by Bradford street, south
by Lemuel street, and west by Towanda aye ?
nue and lota Noa. 1,2 and 3 of Block No. 14;
all improved. no buildings. Seized" and taken
into execution at the snit of Morgan k Moo-
dy's administrator vs. J. P. Cummtskey,
No. 8. ALSO—One other lot of land, situate
in - Wells township, bounded north by lands of
D. Rockwell, east by lauds of Harriet Spencer,
south and west by lands of Hubert Johnson:
contains 1 acre all improved. with an orchard
of fruit trees thereon. .
No. 9. ALSO—Ono other lot 'of land, situ
ate in Wells township, bounded north by lands
of William Caufleld r Wade Beardelee, J. Up
dyke and 'H. Johnson; east by lands of H.
Johnson; south by lands of - D.. Rockwell, H.
Johnson, Michael Bennettand the public high
way, and westty lands of G. A. Goff; contains
148 acres, more or less, about 123 improved,
with 1 framed house, 1 framed horse barn and
an orchard of fruit trees thereon.. Seized and
taken into execution. at the suit of Delos
'Rockwell, guardian, eot. vs. Michael Smith.
No.! ALSO—One o , her lot of land, situ
ate in Towanda Borough, bounded as follows:
Beginning at the east side of. Main Street at
a corner 25 feet south of the steam planing
mill lot; thence southerly along Main street
150 feet; thence south 84 deg 45 min east
about 134 feet to BarolayCoalCompany's land ;
thence north 2 deg 36 min east 150 feet to the
southeast corner of G. F. Masons's lot; thence
along south' - line Mason lot about :128 feet to
the place of beginning, with 1 double framed
,house, 1 framed barn, 1 coal office and coal
'sheds, trekseling and railroad track thereon.
No. 11. ALSO—One other lot of hind,-sita
stain Towanda Borough, bounded north by
lands of 0. D. llartlett;east by Charles street,
south by an alley, and .west by the Henry
Weston lot; being ,46 feet front on Charles
street and 98 feet deep, with 1 framed house
and other outbuildings thereon. •
'No. 12. ALsO—One other lot of land,situate
in Towanda Boro., bounded north by Bridge
street, east by Third streF4,'South by lands of
Perrin Pennypacker and .Orrin Wickham, awl
west by Charles Scott; about 89 feet front on
Third street *and about 250 deeu,vvillt 1 framed
house and other ow buildings thereon. Seized
and taken into execution at the Snit of The
Citizens National Dank of Towtuila va. James
No. 13. ALSO—One other lot of land, ante in
Ridgbury township, bounded north and west by
lands of D. H. Bu hham.'east by public highway,
and south by lands of Thomas Duce; Aiontaini !,„;
an acre, more or bail, all improved, with 1 fram
ed house, 1 framed shop. aid 1 framinfihingle
mill thereon. Seized and taken into execution
at the suit of Sylvania Vanbustirk's administra
tors vs. Milton'E. Cooper. _
'• No. 14. ALSO--One other lot of land, situate in
New Albany borough. 'bounded north by lands
known as the Mary McAlister lot, east by guilt,
van & State Lino Bailroad, south by lot this day
4APrII 20.1597,) conveyed- by E. Overton. Jr.. to .
James Saxe, and west , by a 16.feeit alley; being .
lot No. Bof Block No. 7 on E. Overton, Jr., plot
' f the village of New Albany, with a partly
-idniehed framed dwelling house thereon. Seized
and taken into elocution at the snit of E. Over
ton, Jr.. vs. S. \V. Chapman. , -
No. 15. ALSO—Defendant's interest in a lot of
land situate In Athens borough, bounded north
by lands of IL A. Smith and Thomas Grantham,
east by Main street; south by lands of W. G.
Stephens. and west by the Susquehanna river,
_two-story framed dwelling house. out
houses, and a few fruit trees thereon.
No. 16. ALSO—Defendant's interest in - one
other lot of laid, situate in Athens borough.
being the undivided % part of that ,certain lot
bounded north by lands bf Anna Pasant; east by
lands of C. W. Clapp, south by lands of John M.
Pike, and west by MID street; no improve
N 0.17 . ALSO—AU of defendant's interest in
!helots numbered 94. 122. i 52. 162, 182, 222, 262,
273; 2eo, 290, 301. 311. 321, 331, 361, 371. 284 391.
401 and 404 in theplot of lands situate in the
northern part of Athens borough, made -for the
late Judge Edward Herrick by Orson Rickey;
no improvements: Seized and taken into ezecu
Mon at the suit -of Edward P. Renick, trustee
vs. Edward Herrick. -'• _ f .
No. 18. ALSO—One: other lot of land, situate
in Standing Stone township. bcnuided north by
lands of Luke Dolan, east by the public highway,
south by landit of Richard Jennings, slid west by
lands of William Grace; contains about 60 acres,
about 50 improved, with a framed house, -'w
framed barn. and an orchard of fruit trees there
on. Seised and taken into elocution at the suit_
of N. O. Elabree end E. T. Pox. administrators
of L. L. Moody, deceased, vs,. S. T. Bishop and
Sarah E. Bishop.
410.19. ALSO—One other lot of land, situate
in North Towanda township, bounded and de
scribed as follows: Beginning at the northeast
corner of a lot now or lately in possession of
Frederick Leavenworth -thence along line of
same southeasterly 21. 610 .perches to a corner' .
on line of lands now or late of J. P. Means;
thence along line of same a northeasterly direc
tion 3 7-10 perches to a corner; thence a north
westerly • direction 21 6.10 perches to a corner;
thence south 91 dogs west 8 7.10 perches to the ,
place of beginning; reserving" to a former owner
15 feet in width from the north end of-said lot
for public use 'as a street; contains %an acre,
more or less, all improved, with I framed house,
outbuildings. and a few fruit _ trees thereon.
Seized and taken into execution at the suit of
John J. Webb vs. Michael Derniedy..
No. 20. ALSO—One other lotof land, situate in
Leßoy township, bounded and described as fol
lows: Beginning ata post the southwest corner
of lot No 11, formerly owned by Patriik Greene;
ruining thence east along south line of said No.
1/ 1131840 rods to *post the northwest corner of
lot No. 9, now owned by Adam Zones; thence
Isouth along the west, line of lot No. 9 and lot
No. 4 138 9.10 rods to a post; thence west 1,10
8 , 40 rods to a post on east line of lot N 0.13;
thanes north along east line of lot Nos. 8 and 7
133 9.10 rods to place of beginning; contains 109
acres and e 9 perches, more or less. Seized and
taken into execution at the snit of Isaac N. Mis
singer vs. Edward Folk.
No, 21. ALsQ..One other lot of land. situate
in Towanda borough, bounded north by Poplar
strait, met by lc! of Ere. 3ist7E. Madge, loath
by lands of I. P. Means; and west by lanai of
Jas. Griswold. with Waster, dwelling house,
outhouse and fruit trees thereon. SeizeO and
taken into executlent at the suit of E. W. Hale vs
' No. 22. ALSO—One other lot of laud situate in
Albany borougn, bounded and described as fol
lows; Begienlog at • the northeast- corner of
Main ang Hay streets; thence north s degs 3o
win east 60 feet to a corner; thence with:
go dogs 30 min east ob. ut 160 fpet to the switch
on Sullivan and State Line Railroad; thence
along said railroad switch 50 rest to a corner on
May street; thence along said Main street west
about 170 feet to the place of beginning; being
lot N 0.7 of Block No .I on R. Overton, Jr.. map
of the village of New Albany. • liaised and taken
into execution at the suit of E. Overton, dr.,
P. W. McDonnell.
No. 23. ALSO—One other lot of land, situate in
worth Towanda township. bounded and decribed
as follows: Beginning at the northwest corner
of Austin Lenard!' loti Ahem along line of
same walk dw east 21 6.10 perches to the
north line of a lot hitaWby Wok: H. Mot.
gin; thence , along line. =a south 61 dogs
west 6 140 perches; thence northwesterly .11
10 perches to a corner; thence north 61 deg,
east 6 5.10 perches to the place of beginning;
contains 135 perches. more or less; 15 feet along
front of sala lot reserved for a public road by a
former owner. as now open upon the ground; all
improved. with a few fruit trees - thereon.
Seized and taken into execution at the suit o
John J. Webb •s. Patrick Bits.
No. 24. ALSO—Tbe • defendant's interest in s
Icit of land situate in Wilmot township, bounded _
and described u follow.: Beginning at a small
white oak of Mrs. Ellen J. Welles (Terry lot);
thence south lig degs east 951.10 perches to a •
stake and stones of lot No. 1 I ; thence south 755%
degs west 80 parches to • stair and stones;
thence north 66 digs west 40 penned to • atone
-corner; thence north 54 dogs west 84 perches to
an ironwood corner; thence sr ttli7sM deg eat
148 perches to theplace of beginning; contains • '
67 acres, more or less; about 35 improved, with 1.
framed hOuse, 1 old house, 1 framed barn. and a:
few fruit trace thereon. Seized and taken into
execution at the suit of Edirard Provost vs m.p.
No. 21 ALSO—One other lot of land, situate
in Athens township, minded north by lands of
Bowman and Olden, east by lands of U. Willis
ton's estate and Abram Hansicker, south by
lands of Smith and Griffith and the party of the
first part, and west by lands of James licArdle;
contains 230 acres, more or less, shout 200 un
proved, with .I framed house, 2 barns and sheds
attached. 1 hog house, 1 milk house, and a few
trait trees thereon. Seized and taken into exe
cution at the suit of Wm. Garlock vi.
No. 24. ALSO—One other lot *flank situate in
Wysoz township, bounded north by land of
Knykendall. east by the public highway leading
from t. E. Ploilet's to Pond Hill, south by land
of Charles Wurtembnrg and E. G. Owen; con- •
tains 22 acres, more or less, about 20 iznpraved,
with 1 large dreamed house, 1 framed barn with
3 framed sheds attached,. 1 framed cider mill
building with the fixtures,- 1 "framed granary
building, other out buildings, and an orchard of
fruit trees thereon.
No. 27. ALSO—One other lot "of land; situate
in Wysox township, bounded north and east by
land now or late of - V. E. and J. E. Piollet. south '
by land now or late of Francis J. Allen and V.E.
and J. E. Plollet. and welt by land of Francis J.
Allen and the public highwayleading from J. E.
Piollet's_to Pond Bill; contains 30 acres, more
or less, all improved, with l framed barn. I pear
•orchard, 1 grape orckoird, 1 apple orchard, 1
peach orchard. and other fruit trees thereon.
Seized and taken Into-execution at the suit of A.
K Lent vs, J. J. Webb, -administrator of M.
Owen (deceased) and F. 11. Owen. -
No 28. ALSO—One other lot of land, situate
in Towanda borough, bounded and described as
follows: Begitinini ii a post corner of Centre ';
street and Packer avenue; thence by Centre •
streetuorth 20 degs west 150 feet to a stake;
thence by lot deeded to Mrs. M. Moody north 70
degs east 50 teed to a stake; thence by lot con
tracted to Patrick Costello south 43 degs east
150 feet to a stake on Packer Muncie; thence by -
Packer Avenue south 70 degs west 50 feel to the
place of beginning; contains 7,500 square feet,
and being lot No. 1 of Block No 4 of Sayre k.
Company's addition to Towanda, with 1 framed
house, other out buildinee, arida few fruit trees
thereon. -Seized and taken into execution at the
suit of Overton & Elsbree vs. C. C. Wood,
WILLIAM T. HORTON. Sheriff.
Sheriff's Office, Towanda, Jan. 18,1882. 1
Notice is hereby given that thol following sp.
plicatiOns for licenses for hotels. eating. houses
and merchant dealers have been flea in this of.
lice, and t hat the same will be presented to the
Court of qoarter Sessions of Bradford County,
on MONDAY, FEBRUABF 6rn, lks2, for the con
elderationi of said Court: •
Michael F. Sullivan, Towanda Boro. let ward.
Ira H. Smith, Alba '•
Chss • ti. McGouegal, Troy
11. F. - Pitts. Sylvania
Joseph Causer, Springfield Tivp.
H. S. 'Farnsworth, Smithfield '•
David C. Keeney, . Pike •
George W. Wanck, Ilonror Boro.
F. H. Peck, ' .Cantin
Sayre " of Athens -
Athens Dom. let ward.
Wysor. Twp. •
Towanda Boro. 2d ward.
New Albany Boro.
darted Nestor Jr, i Towindaßoro. 2d ward‘
Gottlob Esenwine, " •• let -
J. F. Carman.
A. J. Beers.
C. D. Holcomb,
8. B. lidd,
M. A. Forrest. .
Orrin It. Jordan,
O. E. Bartlett.
S. B. Mid,
James F. Fox.
J. W. Willcox, ..
Towanda Boro. 241 ward,
C. W. Beardslee. Canton
John 81111ean, Towanda
Protlionoisry's °Meet OEO. W. BLACK MAN,
Jan. 10. 11142.
Notice ishereby given, that there has been
filed in the 'ogles of the Register for the Probate.
of Willa and granting Letters of Administration
in and for the County of Bradford, State of Penn
sylvsnis,-seconnts of administration upon the
following estates, viz:
The drat and final account of William J: Darla,
executor of the last will and testament of John
Davis, late of the township of Pike, deceased.
Final account of John Brasted, executor of the
last will and testament of imam R. Brasted,
late Oi the township of Wells, deceased.
The first and final account of N. W. Angle, ad.
roinistrator rerlasseato aawere of Cynehia
Johnson, late of the township of Standing stone,
The first and Anal account of Stephen 0. Chef.
fee, executor of the last will and testament of
William Chaffee, late of the township — of Warren.
The first and final account of Charles C. Lan,
caster. administrator etas tesicaesto:asacro of
the estate being within the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania) of Angelo AL Patwace, late-„of
Loyola College, in the County of Baltimore and
State of Maryland. deceased
The first and final account of James W. Nich
ols, administrator of; the estate of Charlotte
Noyes, late of the township of Burlington, de
• Final account of It, M. Knapp, guardian of
Samuel C. Wilcox, minor child (now of age) of
Wyman Wilcox; late of township of 'Burlington.
Final account of John A. Keen, executor of the
last will and testament of Mary C. Emery, Leto
of the township of Standing Stone, deceased.
Final account of C. G. Gridley, guardian Of
Pheebb AIM& Wise (now Phcebs Anna 5,11 s
Final account of Holister Catlin, administra
tor of the estate of WUhLm H• Locke, late of tko
Borough of Canton. deceased. - -
The second and final account of Hollister Cat
lin, ine of the executors of the last will and
testament of Nelson Reynolds, late of the town;
ship of Canton, deceased.
The.second and flaw account of C. G. Grldlei,
aeminiatrator of the estate of Jacob Oyer, late
of the township of Orwell. deceased.
Fund account of Shubel Bowman, administra
tor of the estate of Alonzo D. Prtiot, late of the
township of Terry, deceased:
Second and partial account of Edward Welles.
one of the exaciators of the last will and testa
ment of Ellen J. Welles, late of the township' of
Final account of Lydia M. Burritt, guardian
of Lewis IL- Fitch. minor child of Lewis H. Fitch.
late of the township of Canton, deceased.
Final account of semanths S. Ridgway, execs=
for of the last will and testament of James C.
aidiisay. late of the township of Franklin; de
Final account of N. S. Bosley, guardian of
Helen Fraley. George Fraley aid Andrew Fraley.
children and heirs of Addrew Fraley, late of the
township of Ridgway, deceisr4-
First and final account of Edith J. Landon,
Warren Landon and Eldah Landon, executors of
the estate of chitties W. Landon. late of Canton,
And the same will be presented to the Orphans'
Court of Bradford County, at an Orphans' Court
to lip held at Towanda for said County, on
Thursday, the 9th day of Feornary, A. D. 1882.
at 2 o'clock' P. at., for confirmation and allow
JAMES. 11. WEBB, Register
Register's ()Mee, Toirands, Jan. 7,
)4:4 I 0:
Estate of John Sullivan, deceased, late of Well,
township, Bradford Co., Ps.
- Letters testamentary under the last Ali and
testament of the above named decedent hating
been issued out the Orphan's Court of Bradford
county to the undersighed• upon the estate
above nameknotice is therefore hereby given
matte persons Indebted
andmaid estate. must
tautedtsite Payment; all persons har
ing claims against the same must present them
duly authenticated for sett lement to ris.
T. J. SULLIVAN.I t am pon
• W. J. BOY.
Wells P. 0., Pa., Jan. G. 1882 -6w•
i A:l a[ql. I [o : 3 1:iVIVI) al
latate of fleOrge WilLama , deceased. late of tho
township of Terry, Bradford county, Penna.
Letters testamentary under the last will and
testament of the above named decedent. Wing
been granted by the Orphan's Court of Bradford
county, upon tne estate above named,to the un•
dersigned. notice is therefore hereby Om that
all persons indebted to said estate must make
immediate payment, and all ,persons having
claims against the same must present them dull
authenticated for settlement to me..
' SAMUEL ff. WILLIAMS, Executor.
New Era, Pa.. Deo. 0.18111.
a4:4 art 0 NO
Estit• of B, 8. Baru, deemed. late of Bye
township, Bradford county, Peons.
Letters testamental? under the hat sill and
teeteinnt of the decedent above_ named WWI
been Bunted to the underalehed oat of the Or
phanh Court atfiredford oennty upon the 0 0 "
eit ata. lonkt• 4 - therefore liar*, elm that all
persons Indebted thereto must make immsdista
1 14 3 1 usht. and all persons baring claims N* lll 2
the seine must present_ the same duly &atlas:lob.'
toted for settlement to me.
HARRIET SAWS, treenail:
RPM Es., Dec. 21, 11181—tw
.• 24 ward