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M'Kean Miner (Newspaper) - October 20, 1860, Smethport, Pennsylvania The Steamship Connaught Burned. Bowox, Octotwr Mfc. Capt. Leitcb, of the Con- uraghVreporb that oo Oltt 8 o'clock in the evening, when 160 fltBosfem, the ihip sprang feat in the en- gine Nfan. The in keep- ing the leak below the flm tiB 4 o'clock on Sunday morning, the water gained the At A. HV, unoke was discovered inning from the aft cling the utmost exertions the fire gained, and soon drove the cabin on deck. The water aed fire both making rapid progress the boats were got ready. Owing to the heavy, sea the firat ono lowered was stove. Six other boats were launched successfully, and filled with passengers. About 12 o'- clock the brig Minnie Schieffer sow the rig- Hals of distress flying, and bore down for the wreck, and about 7 o'clock in the eve- ning, the embarkation of the passengers was commenced, the brig baring a hawser at- tached, to the starboard side cf which was very hot At' thirty minutes put 9 o'clock all the paweagers were taken OB board the brig. Captain Leitch was the -last to leave the wreck. The weather was pleasant after leaving St. Johns, at 2 o'clock B. Jt, until Saturday, when there, was fl heavy blow from the south west The last seen of die Connaught was at 2 o'clock on Monday morning, when she was a complete mass of flame. There were on board the Connanght fifty cabin passengers, four hun- dred and seventeen steerage, and one hun- dred and twenty-four of the crew; all were saved. The passengers Raved nothing except the clothing in which they stood. The mails were, however, saved.' Captain Leitch and Mr. Cox, a passenger, landed nt Scituate this morning, and arrived bere at 11 o'- clock. It is supposed that the fire had been a long time' from the rapid progress mnde by the discovered. flames after being The Captain is unable to account for the leak which filled the vessel rapidly 'against all the efforts of the (pumps. The Con- naught was rained nt and was fully insured in England.. She was an iron Teasel m A Fiendish Pound of Vitriol Thrown in a Man's Face. Yesterday about 11 o'clock a woman named Mary Conner, or O'Conner, called at a millinery establishment on Illinois ft., just north of the Bates House, kept by a man and his wife named Barger, and per- petrated a deed of fiendisbness that we The 1'Kean Miner. SMETHPORT, SATOSDAY, OCTOBEB KEPUSLIUAN; NATIONAL FORmESJDENT, ABRAHAM LINCOLN. or ILLHOIS. o FOB VICE-PRESinENT. AT LAROB. JAMES POLLOCK. K. HOWE. C. Knight, P. Bnmra, M. Elites, if- W, Fuller, K Stont, W. Christ, Mammy, Jr. Taggart, R, Hull. TTlymes Merour. Cedrge Breadei, A. B. Sharpe. Samuel Calvit, fjdnai Cownn, William .McKennan, 22 James Kerr, Richard P. Roberto, Henry Souther, Jotyi Greer. THE RESULT. Daring the past week Pennsylvania, bag achieved one of the most triumphant victo- ries to be found in her annals. A victory that tells, not only upon her own' but upon the nation. A- victory that will make an epoch in the history of the Stater and one to which future historians will refer as tbe turning point of a. great strug- gle between freedom and slavery. Thirty thousand majority in a Stato like ours, where intelligence and virtue- are to be .ve scarcely ev er known equalled. From what we learn from common rumor it ap- pears that Barger and Mnry Conner bad lived together illicitly for several years, but that latterly Barger had get married to another woman, probably, nt her Mary feeling _ incensed, abandonment, concluded to have revenge, and yesterday procured a pound of sulphuric acid at n drag store for the purpose of giatifying her revengfu! Aftor leaving the drug store the emptied tbe acid from a tincture jar into a bowl nnd it with paper, and with the liquid in that shape she wont to Bargcr's store, where meeting him fhe dashed the full contents of the bowl in- to face. He wot immediately blinded nod made helpless, and in the confusion of the moment the woman made her escape, and had not been arrested up to last. eve- ning. Physicians were called to see Barger, and every remedy applied that could be made available. The action of the course, was instnhtfineous. In a few rein- -ntes the skin of the face peeled off, taking the whiskers, eye-browv and eye-lashes with it One eye was rendered entirely sight- 14% and will always be so, and the other will probably be destroyed. Wherever the acid ran the skin came off, and the neck and npper part of the body were rendered perfectly raw. Mr. Barker's clothes were eaten np with the shirt and vest going into shreds whenever touched by the A more fiendish act we have never been called upon to record. Whatever may have been the provocation for vengeance, on tire woman's part, no such act can be justified, 'Murder ontrijjht would have been more tolerable. Better be immersed in scalding water, be compelled to un- dergo the effects of this poisonous Journal, Oft. 5th, How GEN. WAUCEB WAS Tbe exact manner of Walker's taking off is thus given by 'an apparently well-informed cor- respondent of the JV. T. Timtt. "He marched from his cell to the place of execution with n steady step and unshak- en mie.n. A chair had been placed for bin with its back towards tbe Cnstle. Having taken his seat ho was blindfolded. Threo soldiers stepped forward to within twenty feet of him, and discharged their muskets. The balls entered his body, and lie leaned a little forward; but, it being ob- served be was not dead, a fourth soldier advanced so close to the suffering man that the muzile of the musket almost touched his forehead, being there discharged, tend Ids brains and skull to tbe Thai the life, of the "ffray-eyed man of 1 AWFUL Crwta, Hving near Ug- onier, beastly drunk, OB day last lay down on .the railroad track, and remained there until the acoommoda- on to him, and found equal to any other State of this Union, where a teeming press is daily and weekly sending forth her notes of warning on ei- ther side, exposing errors and portraying evils and corruption existing in onr land, is a fact of. great significance-Hi sound in thunder tones, that ought to awaken a sleeping nation. This result has not been obtained by undue excitement, created by unusual display and (be expenditure of large sums of money. No, this victory lias been obtained as no other in the history pi our country. A silent, yet potent influence has been at work, deep down in the hear) of the masses. As proof of this, let ns for a moment look at the state of things on the morning of our State election. Neither party was certain of a victory. Each hoped for, and predicted a majority- Neither ever 'dreamed of a majority of thirty thousand majority.. The victors as well as vanquished were overwhelmed by this result What better evidence of the fact can we have than the one just giv- en. Most truly have we arrived at a peri- odin our history bigwith portentious results. This voluntary and spontaneous uprising of the people to redress the wrongs of a nation and to rebuke a corrupt and-wicked admin- istration, gives evidence of an element in our midst sufficiently powerful to preserve the, nation, and completely disppl all gloomy forebodings that any. sensitive mortal may have of a dissolution of the Union. The result of onr State election is a lesson from wbicjti other States wflTdraw instruction. Politicians will learn from it how widely they have deviated from the right path, and correct their reckoning. Their compass wiill be changed to a nearer approach of the true meridian. But we have a word of warning to give, while speaking of our "good cheer." An- other and more decisive battle is going to be fought in November. We fear that many may rest on the victory won, and may not feel the zeal they ought in the coming contest. Beinember that we have in the past contest only prepared the way. The march to the goal bos yet to be made. Falter not, then, fellow Republicans. Be doubly diligent in the work before you, and a far more glorious victory will crown our labors. Bapul South. That article h> the Constitution of our Country which saya that "The citiaew of each Sttte shall be entitled to aU the privi- leges and immunities of citizens in tbe lev rial no longer to be a dead fetter. And we predict that our Democratic friends Will be relieved from this "eternal harping" (soon after Awnaimi LIHCOLB is inaugura- ted, on the 4th of March, 1800) about the privileges and immunities above referred to being denied the Northerner who should migrntejnto a State lying south of' Mason Dixon's line. It is a well-known fact that, in almost every State during the last few years, the freedom of speech hat been that the press has had no free- dom of discussion, and that even postmasters have been actively engaged in suppressing all matter passing through the mails which discussed tbe slavery question as we discuss it bere. But this arbitrary power which arrogates all to itself, end denies righto which art! plainly written in onr tution to those who have not the power to assert them, has been whispered to very lately by Maine, Indiana, Ohio, and Old Pennsylvania. These States have said to our Southern masters, "-Peace, be Tbe effect was miraculous; and when HAM La scout is' inaugurated on the steps of tbe Capitol, he will have OB many sup- porters of bis administration in the Southern States as he coil Id wish for. Baltimore has already inaugurated movement which will soon be followed b; others in every section of the territories of our sectional brethren. Soon after the news of-the elections in Indiana and Pennsylva- nia bad demonstrated tbe fact that LINCOUT was to be the next President of these Uni- ted States, a Hi-publican club of over a thoul- siind members was foraed in "the city of Baltimore on the spur of the moment. We. predict that the contagion will extend even further South, and expect to see Republican electoral tickets voted for in all of the bor- der slave States and some of the more ultra ones at our next Presidential election. There arc many thousands of the voters .of the Slave States who rejoice to see that day is breaking .at lost They have said to themselves nil along, that there is no night so dark so long but that it will pass away; and they rejoice that the time is coming when they can have the freedom of speech and the freedom of suffrage ex- tended to them. Where wfll then be the great argument which is being continually rung in our ears, that Republicanism is sec- tional because onr candidates get no Vote In the southern part of our Al' know thai south of Mason Dixon's line under the, present rule of the misnamed Democra- cy, a mnn advocating or endorsing the sen- timents promulgated in the Chicago Plat- form is not safe from the violence of a Tar, and clubs are the anj- swers which are generally given, to oil argu- ments that our Southern lords dislike. But these disgraceful scenes are about They have been borne long and patiently, but the mighty hosts of Freedom begin to move. Old party ties have been mapped like pack-threads, and who fought each other on issues of minor import ance, are now found acting jn concert upon this great issue, before which all others pole into insignificance. "Our brethren are already in the The hymns of Freedom have already been chanted in Ohio, Maine, and on the. prairies of Indiana; and our own beloved Keystone State has sent np one universal 'shout for Freedom in Territories, which has been heard from Lake Champlain to tbe mouth of the Rio-Grande. The Party of the Peo- "Broncos, WIDOWS question hat been often pot, but not nfter our late election could any reply be definitely given. The election returns from the counties lying south of us have dissipated forever all that were en- tertained npon this peculiar question. It is a'snbjcct fur congratulation that the ferment of the public mind gradually subsided when this question was solved, and that tranquili- 17 again reigns supreme. It cannot be ex- pected we opine, that our county could be induced to spare so estimable a which; Mr. Benton undoubtedly more than one winter at a time. Let not our southern counties ask too much of ns hereafter. i. Henomination of Mr Fenton. We learn that the Repnblicnnsof the 33d Congressional District, composed of Catar- auguB and Chautauqua counties have re- nominated Hon. EKOBEN E.' FMTOS for Congress. His election is certain. P. JOHSSOJT, csq, of Warretf, is elec- ted President Judge of that District by a largo majority. We trust that the confi- dence reposed in Mr. JOHSSON by the peo- ple of that District may not be misplaced, and that he may make a .good officer, a credit to himself, an honor to the profes- sion, and a Judge worthy the respect and esteem of the people. i i A M0BDEBKR SCBBESDEBS Some time since a Frenchman named (iue- lieh was stabbed at night, on Fourth street, Cincinnati, the alleged perpetrator of the act, a German named Knabe, From the Cincinnati Press we learn that on Thursday evening Knabe voluntarily ive himself into the custody of Lieut. mall, of the .Hammond street station house. An account of his pilgrimage may not be uninteresting to tbe He states that he, in company with others, was walking along Fourth street, when they were 'accosted or run fgniust by Gue- lich and his companion, the He asserts that Guelich struck him and knocked bis hat off; that then there were cries of "kill that he drew his knife, made a did not know wheth- er the Uow took effect or after the blow he went to bis boarding house, changed-his coat and hat, passing the po- lice, and took tbe early morning train on the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad to Auro- ra, where be hired out to a farmer living in the vicinity. But he could not and he determined to come to the city deliver himself up to the authorities. He fell in.with a pedlar, who brought him to Cincinnati, and last night he visited Mr. QskaQip, a jeweler, by whom he had for- merly been employed, and telling him his Eton-, requested be would accompany him to the Hammond street station house, in order that he might give himself np to the authorities. v Mr. Oskamp went with him to the Ham mond street station house, where Mr, Knabe gave himself in the custody of Lieut. Small, making his statement to that officer. He WHS placed in one of the cells, and was this morning before the Police Court, where he wasJidd in bail for his examination befnt to the great body -of the. American peo- ile, a knowledge of accounts, and the laws ind usages of business, is far more valuable. Jntil a few years past the young men of he country were obliged to pass the ordeal >f a seven years'-servitude, as lefore they could aspire to any business po- ition, with reasonable hope of ?ow, since capital and energy have anjp- ilied this want in our educational system, >y the establishment of Mercantile he young man soon becomes competent to ill any business position, either as princpal or subordinate. The Bufivio Mercantile college iscrophat- callya huineis school of high order of ex- cellence; and the student who avails him- self of study pursued therein, with doe ap- (licab'on, most become well skilled both in the theory and practice of Ezpress. 1ST The lady Edward Evftrett is engn- ;ed to marry is the widowed daughter of 'udge Pcttigrew, of South Carolina. The ady is described as a blonde; attractive, in- teOectoal, wealthy, and about thirty-three 'ears of It is noTstiwjjp that Ererett _ about to marry a Blateholdinjf lady. We ban all known for months that he was af- ter a Southern Bdl DESTRUCTIVE FIRE in TROT, N. Y.- .n immense factory OD Ida was entirely destroyed by fire llth inst The bni Idmg was owned by tl estate of Benjamin Marshall, and occup iy Andrew McLean, L. Ws Fnrnham Vin. Cockloft, in manufacturing horiml and mosquito netting. Tbe amount of loss on mil which is it for' of occupants, a tout about The fire caught n in oom. It throws hands out of eraploj-l mcnt A high wind wns blowing1, and the de-l traction would have been larger but for] le steam fire engines. MARINE DISATEKS IK number of American sea-going which were totally) 16ft last September, reported during the month, amounted thirty-five of all class, viz: Eight three barks, two brigs, and twenty schooners. Of these, twenty-two "watj wrecked, four foundered, three two capsized, two burnt and throe down. Tbe total i nine of the above, sive the cargoes, may be estimated at tfi 000. The loss of life attending tbe wnd of the. ship R. H. JKxie was severe, nwv bering sixteen soufe. Three, persons also lost with the si lip Evelyn, and one wft tbe ship Chetswortb. Seven were irowned from srig Mary Pierce, wL capsized on her pa singe from Bangor New Haven, and T ras subsequently into Boston. METEORS FALLING INTO THE Snw.- the first of September lak, a astronomer. Mr, Carrington, had dip liis telescope to the! sun, and was engaged! in observing his spOte, when suddenly intense luminous bodies burst into view surface. They moved side by side t a space of miles, first increasing iJ Brightness, then fading away; in five utes they had vanished. This rema phenomena, was witnessed and confin by another observer, Mr. Hodgson, at Hijj jate, who, by a happy coincidence, ba'l i lis telescope directed to the great Inmin at the Same instant It may be, therefwrj that these two gentlemen have witnessed the process of feeding the sun 1 he fall of meteoric i matter. A Novelty in the Art World. Seen, cd by letters pi Cent in the Cttittd France, and, t elgium. The Amtricaa. Paretlaat, 781 BauADKMT, I aving secured their norel und on by American and Earopesu an prepared to execute ell orders for Minialurt LHcattuti ofPtrtmu-on Otiff, resenting all the attractive and ordinary photographs, the brilttaticjl id finish 'Of a water-color drawing; sad a' o unattoined qnajity of durability, by bvlBg-rtt-l ered as imperishable the natural propertfctl 'the artielea upon wliicb they are tranaferred I As the patented of Company cs tbe reproduction o< Photognpnijiot only oil Iain but npoi snchaaart ronndorofl ny degree of regularit; eu be repnj need with faultless and xtelicacyorl elineation, apon Porw Uta descrip-l on and dimension use 1 at artielea iaxur orl oasehold utility, inch is I Vattt, Brntfiui Toikt Artidtt, iby securing bitbfql portrait andftiraiihWI unique and ezqutslte itjle of ornenHatalion irtfcles in domestic I In order to fhraUh belittles OB of the popular taste, and t6 meat the waial 'those patrons of the fine dttiroottf g Portraito on Porcelain, Cottpaay have I orted from Europe a tolleetioaj of svpertor cetain goods, manufactured to their avn Ifich they sell at cost prices. I Aa the American Co. npaay am .mnen of I patent right conw quenOy tke oply authorized to ose the process, they naTe dettr-l mined, in order To Afford Peopltm opportonity to PORTRAITS ON CHINA. make the following proposition to Raidatii m tht Com! y, taha tauAb U ftrtomtltf the 4 Ittier out GaUtrin Persons tcndtBg a ib.otograph, aabrerjpe to office of the Canpany ew York, accomptnii d by ranging in price from of dm TU receive tn return by of c A richly ormamHited Imtfiut Off with the Portrait y trfnimUting a dagi they wfll secure in liki manner, A hauboTU Fmitt Van or TWtt Ariirlt, with the portrait reprt daced by tbe patented ess. By sending a pi if- of dagncrreotjpa _t Fllteei. Uollari, they will receive in re tarn A Pair of rich Vnta, with the portralti ex< anted equal to alntlngs; and in like manner, portraita ctf "I rtprodiced oa U or Vain ftaiHg N. particular in writing On own. county, and Sta e distinctly. AH letters to be addressed to Matfgtr Amiriaut Pi totompkit QH n7-3a Tfi Broadway, r [T you want tome o .20 (0 the heat quali e heat quality ot FBANK WlUG ;