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Tioga Eagle, Wellsborough, Tioga Co, PA
Wednesday, February 5th, 1840

Classification of State Senators.
Harrisburg, Jan 12, 1840
The Senate made the classification according to the provisions of the amended constitution, and the terms of the Senators expire as follows:
First Class in 1840.
John B. Sterigere. Thomas E. Cochran Abram Shortz.
Second Class, 1841.
Henry S. Spackman, Thomas Williams, Findlay Patterson.
Third Class, 1842.
John C. Pulmer, Robert, Fleming.
The Senate now stands as follows:
Senators whose terms expire in 1840,
 Samuel Stephenson, Philadelphia.
Henry Myers, Delaware.
Wm. T. Rogers, Bucks.
John Miller, Berks.
James A. Caldwell, Lancaster.
James M. Bell, Huntingdon.
Charles Frailey, Schuylkill.
William Purviance, Butler.
John B. Sterigere, Montgomery.
Thomas E. Cochrin, York.
Abraham Shortz, Northampton.
Senators whose terms expire in 1841.
Michael Snyder, Philadelphia county.
Ebenezer Kingsbury, Jr. Wayne.
Elihu Case, Bradford.
Samuel M. Barclay, Bedford.
Charles B. Penrose, Cumberland.
Thomas C. Miller, Adams.
John J. Pearson, Mercer.
Joseph M. Storret, Erie.
Henry S. Spackman, Philadelphia.
Thomas Williams, Alleghany.
Findlay Patterson, Armstrong.
Senators whose terms expire in 1842.
Frederick Fraley, Philadelphia.
Charles Brown, Philadelphia county.
Nathaniel Brooke, Chester.
John Strohm, Lancaster.
John Killinger, Lebanon.
Robert P. Maclay, Union.
Robert Fleming, Lycoming.
John H. Ewing, Washington.
William P. Coplan, Fayette.
Samuel Hays, Venango.
John C. Plumer, Westmoreland.

Lord Stuart De Debies, an Irish nobleman of great wealth has given a terrible blow to his expectant relations.—They believed him a Benedict, and were cutting him up in prospective—His lordship writes from Munich, he has been legally married to a German lady since 1825, and has five children
A freak of fortune.--Some time since an advertisement, inquiring for next of kin of a man named Francis Braddle, was inserted in various newspapers. Braddle was a native of Castlecomer, in the county of Kilkenny, and left his country about forty years ago for America, where he resided until his death, a few months ago. He had amassed property to the amount, we understand, of about L250,000, and "next of kin," the successor to this immense property, turns out to be a private of the 94th Regiment, at present in this garrison. His name is Joseph Braddle, and he is nephew to the deceased. The requisite steps to obtain possession of the money have been taken, and yesterday, the necessary declarations were made before the presiding magistrate, Alderman Saunders, Cork Constitution.
Also: Tioga Eagle, Wellsboro, PA 1838
Massacre of American Seamen.
A letter was received in the city this morning from Eleazer Wyer, Jr., one of the survivors on board the A ma. dated Brunswick, (Geo.) Oct 3d, on board the United States sc r. Madison. We have seen the letter and condense from its contents the following particulars which will be interesting to our readers.
The letter says:--"We started from Cuba, on the 19th Aug. It was sometime before we got round the Island. We kept along the Cuba coast to Matanzas, and then took our departure for Boston. On the 5th Sept. it began to blow very hard, and we found the wind increasing and we took in said accordingly.--On the 7th Sept. it blew a complete gale from the north-east. We were within 15 or 20 miles of the Florida coast, and finding ourselves, drifting ashore, we got sail upon her again, and carried away the head of our bowsprit. We had to shorten sail and heave her to again, the sea coming over and sweeping her decks. We found that we could not keep her off the land, and so concluded to run her on shore in the day time, and to save our lives. Accordingly we lowered the mainsail and put the helm up. The vessel was soon ashore, and we waited until she was driven so far upon the beach that we could easily jump from her on shore. We worked as long and as hard as we could to get our clothing and provisions ashore. One hand, John Sheaf was washed over board before we got ashore, and drowned.
We got ashore our cloths with plenty of provisions and water--enough to last us a month. We remained here until Sunday, the 9th, when about noon we were attacked by a party of Indians. The first gun was aimed at the mate, which put him, the cook and the Dutchman to fligh. I ran into the tent and told the captain that the Indians were upon us. The captain told Cammet and myself that the Indians would not hurt us, and told us also not to run. The Indians immediately fired again and shot me through the hand and thigh. All three of us now started and run along the beach,--and the Indians behind in full chase. The captain could not keep up with us, and being behind, the Indians overtook him--upon his knees he begged for life, but the Indians at once shot him dead. Cammett and myself hid ourselves in the bushes, separated in making our escape. I kept in the woods until near sun down, when I came to the beach and walked thirty or forty miles, living upon the dead fish I found on the shore.--Thus I pursued my course until Wednesday night, when I saw vessels in sight--I took my shirt, hoisted it upon a pole, and a boat was sent from one of the vessels which took me on board. The next morning we picked Cammett up, and both of us staid on board the sloop three or four days, when we were put on board another sloop and went to Indianquay, and there we found passage to Key West. The boat belonging to the cutter Madison, was sent here for us, and we found that Howard was the captain. I went on board the Madison, and Captain Howard told me he was bound to Georgia, and then to Portsmouth. He told us to make ourselves comfortable, and gave the surgeon and steward orders to do every thing for us. My wounds are nearly well and I hope soon to be at home. Wyer, Cammett and Ryan were all of the crew of the Alma that were saved--Captain Thomas, the mate, Andrew J. Plumer and Wm. Reed, of Salem, were shot.--Portland Advertiser.
Also: Tioga Eagle, Wellsboro, PA 1838
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