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Important from Utah.
Direct from Salt Lake--- Officers of the Utah
Expedition in Salt Lake city—Conversation
with Brigham Young-2ltormon rims.
(prom the Saereanentotlnion.]
The mail-carrier arrived Oct. 28., from Car
son Valley, bringing the express, U. S. mail,
and important dispatches direct from Salt
Lake City, sent by a Mormon to his friends
in Carson Valley. The express found no dif
ficulty in coining through ; in fact, the trail
is open sufficiently for the passage of pack
animals, the greatest depth of snow on Ne
vett's Summit being less than three feet.
The following are the main particulars of
the Salt Lake news, which is condensed from
a copy of a despatch brought by express :
The Mormon train, after leaving Carson
Valley, got-along very well, and without any
difficulty with Indians. Nine of us left the
train at the head of Humboldt, and pushed
on for our destination, Salt Lake City, arriv
ing there eight days ahead of the tram, mak
ing the trip in thirty days. We suffered con
siderably from the cold, but there was no snow
of any account. We are all in good spirits.
I will give you the particulars in regard to
the war here. The troops arrived at Fort
Bridger seven weeks ago, with an enormous
caravan of horses, mules, and cattle. They
wanted to come into the Valley to establish
the laws of the United States, and put down
polygamy ; release all those who wanted to
leave, agreeing to furnish them teams and
means to reach either California or the States.
Sonic: of the• head officers have been into
the city to purchase grain and such things as
they wanted to use.
.They had a talk with
Brigham, and told him they came to civilize
the people, establish schools, &c. Brigham
said to them that he didn't want them there,
but told them if they would lay down their
arms they might come and stay there this win
ter, and he would find them provisions for the
winter, and they could leave in the spring for
the States or California. They replied that
they knew no orders only from the President
of the United States, and wore there to come
into Salt Lake City in spite of Brigham or
old Christ. Brigham told them if they wore
bound to come, why not come ? what made
them stay where they were ? We have taken
from them 1,500 head of cattle and burnt
their wagons. We have now got the soldiers I
completely surrounded. Some of them have
deserted and come into the Valley. They
are well treated. The troops do not know
what to do. If they give up their arms and
come in peaceably they will be well treated ;
but, if they undertake to come in by force,
they will all be killed. The Mormons are all
in high spirits, and say they will die rather
than have the soldiers come into their midst.
Hundreds of the boys are anxious to kill the
soldiers, but Brigham won't let them, One
of the soldiers, an Irishman, said he was com
ing in, and would take one of -Brigham's
wives and promenade through the streets
with her. Ido not feel alarmed, as I think
it will come out all right in the end. I wish
you were here to see a war-dance."
The foregoing particulars are certified to as
as correct, by a gentleman from Carson Val
ley, well known here, who is acquainted with
the parties who received the communication,
which is dated Salt Lake City, Nov. 5. •
[Prom the Nevada Journal.]
Mr. L. D. Grover, a friend from home
land, dropped in upon us the other day, di
rect from Salt Lake. Mr. Grover came with
Mr. Bell, of Livingston, Kincaid & Co., to
San Barnardino and substantiates the reports
from the Mormon settlements published by
that gentleman. He says the accounts of out
rages committed at Salt Lake, cannot be ex
aggerated. No tongue can tell the state of
things there existing. One must see with his
own eyes to comprehend all. A fellow clerk
was taken out of the store in which Mr. Gro
ver was, and beaten almost to death in the
street. No cause was assigned for the com
mission of the deed. Stealing, burglary, rob
bery, and all the higher crimes, are of fre
quent•occurrence, and if the blow falls upon
a Gentile no notice is taken of it.
The Saints are so infatuated as to believe
that they are able not only to withstand the
- United States, but to conquer eventually the
whole country. They boast that they will
one day go back to Jackson county, Missouri,
and obtain the land from which they were
driven by Governor Boggs. However, Brig
ham, when the spirit of the Lord moves him,
takes good care to predict, if the Saints are
beaten by the United States troops, the Mor
mons will re-enact the tragedy of Moscow,
burn the city and flee to the mountains.—
There seems to be a doubt entertained by
the leaders of the fanatics that they are om
Among the Mormons, the only course pro
posed in the hearing of Mr. Grover, in case
of defeat, is to go northward. Some speak
of taking up a position in a valley twenty
seven miles beyond Salt Lake, which is
strong by nature, and can be made still more
so by art ; and with two or three years' pro
visions, which they are said to have on hand,
they hope to be able to stand out against
any force that can be brought to oppose
them. One serious want the Mormons labor
under, they have no artillery; three six
pounders constitute the entire heavy ord
nance of the Saints. Efforts have been made
tc cast larger pieces, but failed. Good small
arms are being manufactured diligently.
Notwithstanding the anticipated collision,
building and all sorts of expensive improve
ments are going on as usual, and by men
high in authority. This seems a little strange,
but the Mormons are a strange people.
stay-Dr,.Anson Jones, ex-President of the
late Republic of Texas, committed suicide on
the Bth ult. He was a native of Philadelphia,
and a graduate of the university of Pennsyl
vania. He went to Texas whilst it was yet a
province of Mexico, and took an active part
in the revolution, which resulted in its inde
pendence. He was engaged in the battle of
San Jacinto, as captain of a company. He
was subsequently Minister at Washington,
from the young Republic, President of the
Texan Senate, and by virtue of his office, be
came vice President and finally President of
Texas, which position he held at the period
of annexation to this country. He was but
recently a candidate for the office of IT. States
Senator to fill the vacancy occasioned by the
death of Gen. Rusk, who, it will be remem
bered, also committed suicide.
'According to the official documents,
the necessary expense incurred in the sup
pression of Indian hostilities in Washington
Territory is nearly . $1,500,000 ; and the to
tal expense unpaid in Oregon for similar pur
poses is $4,500,000;'f0r maintaining the
-volunteer force in the former Territory, not
including the pay of volunteers, $961,000;
and in the latter Territory more than $ 3 , -
000,000. .
Letter from Kansas.
[Correspondence of the Press.]
FORT SCOTT, KANSAS, Jan. 19,1858.
It is a matter of every-day remark in the'
East that the West cannot sustain itself be
cause of the " ruinous prices" it pays for the
use of money. The " panic" has put both
East and West to a very severe trial, in which
the West has proved itself equal to the worst
emergencies. Except in such places as St.
Paul, where speculation has run far ahead of
the development of the country, and where
the climate is -too cold to give back any great
return for the industry of the pioneer, there
is no serious embarrassment among Western
men. Take, as an illustration, the State of
Illinois. If her people have felt the pressure
of the times, it is only from outside influen
ces. She has grain enough in her granaries
to pay all her honest debts at the opening of
We have good reasons to justify us in pay
ing high rates of interest. A good farmer
here, can get one hundred and sixty acres of
land, as good as any in Chester or Lancaster
counties, for $1.25 per acre. It will cost him
about $6 or $8 per acre to get it plowed and
fenced. The planting and gathering of the
crop will cost a few dollars more per acre, to
gether with his improvements, but his first
crop will pay all expenses, and leave him clear
of all incumbrances, a farm worth $2,000.
The first crop is what we call a " sod" crop.
It is usually corn planted in the upturned sod,
anytime between the Ist of April and the Ist
of June. It needs no harrowing, or plough
ing, or working of any kind. It usually
yields from fifteen to forty bushels to the acre,
and, owing. to the constant emigration, and
the. demand created by the military posts west
of us, readily averages, through the winter
and spring, 75 cents to $1.50 per bushel.
It is the practice of all our citizens to have,
each for himself, his farm or " claim" of 160
acres. This he may improve at his leisure.
Ile is sure to have a year, and, perhaps, lon
ger, in which to pay for it. If he chooses to
let it be unimproved, devoting all his time to
his trade or profession, the constant emigra
tion and the improvements around him will
be making it more valuable every day. Thus,
you see, a mechanic, besides getting good
wages, can be getting a good home for his
family. There are scores of good "claims"
in this county still untaken. The emigration
of the coming summer will absorb the best-of
them. It is quite probable that in two or
three years, no unimproved land in this coun
ty can be had for less than $5 per acre.—
Fort Scott will give value to every acre of
land in the county.
In addition to the richness of our soil, we
have an abundance of the best lime and sand
stone. Stone-coal of the best quality under
lies the town site, and projects from every
surrounding hill. It is in general use in the
town. Almost every "claim" contains it.—
A fine vein of Cannel coal may be seen on
the claim of Judge Williams, near town.
To give you an idea of the advance in the
price of property, I may as well give you an
instance that has fallen under my own obser
vation. It is, of course, an extreme case, but
you can hardly find a western town that can
not match it.
A claim of one hundred and sixty acres ad
joining the town site of Fort Scott, was sold
last Spring for $5O. The troubles in the Ter
ritory had thus kept down the price of prop
erty. When I was first here, towards the
last of June, I could have bought it for $5OO.
When I came back, in August, I advised my
friend to buy it at $1,600, which he did. It
is a great bargain at that price.
Yours, &c. G. A. C.
Flour Inspector of the City of Philadelphia
is one of the most lucrative in the gift of the
Governor. There is now a bill before the
Legislature to have two Inspectors instead of
one, but this does not meet with much ap
probation, and the bill will probably be de
feated. The Inspector-in-Chief generally ap
points three Inspectors, who do the labor at
low salaries. The fees, as authorized by law,
are one cent per barrel for flour and meal,
two cents each for hhds., and a half cent each
for half barrels. To a casual observer these
figures seem but a small compensation, but
by referring to the accompanying official state
ment of the inspections it will be seen that
the revenue is a handsome one :
Flour, barrels - - 623,296 at 1 cent, $6,232 96
" half barrels, 6,956 at 'IA " 29 73
Rye Flour, " 16,683 at 1 " 166 S 3
Corn Meal,' " 54,991 at 1 " 549 91
" half barrels, 475 at 34 " 2 3734
" hogsheads, 392 at 2 cents, 7 84
Total, $5,989 1434
Less salaries of three deputies, - - 1,500 00
Net profit, $5,489 14y 1
The inspectors are each furnished with a
scoop which they thrust into each -barrel,
drawing therefrom about a half pound of.
Flour or Meal, from which they draw their
conclusions as to the quality of the article,
and brand the barrel accordingly. This
scoop holds about a half pound of Flour or
Meal, which the Inspector keeps as his per
quisite. This is no small matter. The total
inspections last year were 682,770 barrels,
equal to 341,330 pounds, which at 3 cents per
pound, would net about $lO,OOO, to -which
must be added the fees, amounting to $5,489,
makig a total of $15,489. Who would not
be a Flour Inspector?
SUGGESTIVE.-A New Orleans paper pre
sents a very suggestive paragraph in the fol
lowing, which he entitles. "The March to
the grave of 1857 :"—"What a mighty pro
cession have been moving toward the grave
during the past year! At the usual estimate,
since the first of January, 1857, there have
been more than thirty-one millions five hun
dred thousand of the world's population gone
down to the grave. Place them in long array,
and they will give a moving column of more
than thirteen hundred to every mile of the
e& curl of the Globe. What a specta
cle, as they move tramp, tramp, tramp, the
'Dead March,' giving its funeral notes as
they gn to their silent graves !"
ImmeNereus, Jan. 29.—A mob at Ligon
ier arrested three counterfeiters on Tuesday
last and deliberately hanged one, and was
about to execute the second one in the same
manner, when it was agreed by a small ma
jority to let the law take its course. The
third one, who was guilty of making bogus
ooin, was also delivered into the hands of the
United States Deputy Marshal, and brought
here to-day for trial. They wore committed
to jail, in default of $2OOO bail.
rtgi,—"l say, Sambo, can yer answer dis
connondefrum ; Supposin' I gib you a bottle
of whiskey corked shut with a cork ; how
would you get de whiskey out widout pulling
do cork or breaking de bottle.
"I gives dat up."
"Why, push de cork in, Yah ! Yah !
The Norristown, I?egister of the 26th ult.,
says : "We have been presented with the
following copy of a letter sent to Mr. David
Cummings, of this county, by two individu
als named Charles Thomas and. Lewis 1 Al
len, who escaped recently from the jail it,t
Doylestown. It will be remembered that
these two distinguished. gentlemen weie ar
rested in Doylestown some time since by
Messrs. Cummings and. Clayton for passing
counterfeit money. They were both confined
in one room in the lower story of the left cor
ridor of the jail at that place. With a com
mon hand-saw they cut through their cell
floor into the cellar underneath, from which
they gained an entrance into the jail yard.
Then cutting up their bed. quilt, they made
a rope with which they succeeded in making
an escape. The letter speaks for itself, and
we publish it as a specimen of genuine im
present their compliments to Mr. Cummings,
and are certainly obliged to him for the trou-,
ble he put himself to in arresting, theni
CHRISTMAS DAY. We are duly sensible
of your kindness on that occasion, and it
shall be gratefully reinemered as long as
we live. We hope you may live a thousand
years, also present our united compliments
to your wife and children. But we are now
free, thank heaven, though it took some
head work and hard work ; my hand is so
-blistered with using the wood saw, that I
can hardly write a genteel letter ; however,
preSent our united compliments to the Sheriff
of Bucks, and all who in any manner con
tributed to our comfort during the time we
were boarding at that magnificent PUBLIC
HOTEL. They will no doubt excuse us for
not going through the usual compliments of
shaking hands before we left—we can now
The star spangled banner, lon g may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Another Chance for Santa Anna.
About six weeks ago we announced that
General Comonfort, aided by General-Zuloa
ga, commander-in-chief, had effected a new
revolution in Mexico, of which he was Presi
dent, and had succeeded in obtaining himself
recognized as Dictator, with a. power of re
modelling the Constitution whenever it suited
his own convenience. In a word, this was a
coup didn't, in the fashion of those effected
by the two Napoleons ; and there can scarce
ly be a doubt that, having thuS unrestricted
sovereign sway, the ambition of Comonfort
only awaited a facile and favorable opportu
nity of still further following the Napoleonic
example, and-assuming the title and dignity
of Emperor. There was precedent, in Mex
ico, for such a step.
It is within the memory of livinc , °
men, and
those not far declined in the vale of years,
that Augustin Iturbide, who mainly assisted
in freeing Mexico from the yoke of Spain ;
was proclaimed Emperor of Mexico, in May,
1822, with hereditary succession to his family
—the power of creating nobles—the right to
institute an Order of Knighthood, and all the
other Imperial accessories. He held this rank
for about ten months, and then abdicated, be
ing allowed a large yearly pension, on condi
tion that be would expatriate himself. But,
after a year's retirement, Iturbide returned to
Mexico, where he was executed as a public
enemy. At any rate, therefore, there has
I been an Emperor of Mexico in Modern times,
so that Dictator Comonfort could have strictly
followed precedent.
The course of politics, like that of true love,
never yet ran smooth. Scarcely had Comon
fort been seated in the Dictator's chair, be
fore he began to experience this. Mexico, he
had hoped, would have unanimously submit
ted to him, and, indeed, at first, whether in
fluenced by fear or policy, the leading provin
ces declared in his favor. Somehow or other,
the Dictator offended the army. The troops,
under General Zuloaga, who had originally
shown much zeal in placing Comonfort in his
new position, have turned against him, and
his authority is generally disputed, not only
in the city of Mexico, the seat of Government,
but in almost every part of the country. The
city itself is in a state of siege, and severe
conflicts had taken place between Comon
fort's adherents and the other parties. In
these encounters, Comonfort's troops had sen
erally been defeated. There seems little
chance that he can retain his position.
For the supreme power in Mexico, three
parties are actively agitatin—Comonfort to
retain his position, General Zuloaga, backed
by a portion of the military, and, strange to
say, Santa Anna.
If the chapter of accidents should'• again
raise Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna to su
preme power in Mexico, there will indeed be
great cause for surprise.—The Press.
Denver's message to the Teritorial Legislature
of Kansas, he calls attention to the existence
of a "Danite" Mormon organization in Kan
sas, whose members are bound by the most
solemn oaths and obligations to resist the laws,
take the lives of their fellow citizens, or com
mit any other act of violence that may be di
rected by their leaders; and to the existence of
this band he attributes certain assassinations
that have been recently perpetrated in the
Teritory. The Washington Union suggests a
complicity between the disturbers of the peace
in Kansas and the Mormon traitors, which
has been rumored before, and that possibly
the necessity for retaining the Utah expedition
in Kansas during the past summer may have
been created by Brigham Young's agents:
and, as a consequence, he was thus enabled
to maintain his power at Great Salt Lake City
a year longer. It is believed, also, that the
"bogus" telegraphic despatches concerning
the condition and progress of the military ex
pedition against Utah, which generally reach
here two or three days in advance of the wore
reliable information, are, furnished by : phis
Mormon agent in Kansas. The statement of
the existence of the organization is certainly
a singular one, and coming from official sour
ces, seems entitled. to belief. The Govern
ment will, no doubt, institute such inquiries
as will establish its truth or falsity. New York, on Tuesday last, a. man
named Francis McHugh, on trial for high
way robbery, though he only stole a plug of
tobacco, a lead pencil and a three cent piece,
was sentenced by Judge. Russel to thirteen
years and nine months in the State Prison.
" PHILAVA., Jan. 12.
of Jammu 1857, to tho 3d day of April 1857, including
both days.—Account of A. B, Crewet, esq., deed.
1854. Joseph Douglass, Walker, po 00
1855. Alexander Ewing, Franklin, 49 75
" Thomas Osborn, Jackson, 174 26
" Benjamin Baker, Tod, . • 70 13
1855. Joseph Forrest, Barree, 275 00
"4 George Rupert, Brady, 177 68
" Samuel Pheasant, Case, 87 91
" Frederick Harman, Cromwell, 327 00
" Jacob S. Hunt, Dublin, 153 00
" Samuel Wigton, Franklin, 427 00
" William Rothrock, Huntingdon, 529 40 -
" Jacob Summers, Hopewell, 84 91
" Solomon Hamer, Jackson, 105 00
" Benjamin Wallace, Morris, 285 00
" George Garner, Penn, 100 00
" John N. Swoope, Porter, 413 00
" Joseph Miller, Shirley, 600 00
" Benjamin Long, Shirleysburg, 123 69
" Jacob Booher, Springfield, 100 00
" Samuel Hackedorn, Tell, 250 00
" Andrew J. Dunlap, Tod, 340 00
" David Pheasant, Union, 112 00
" Joseph Isenberg, Walker, 200 00
" 'Henry Grazier, Warriorsmark, 375 00
" William Moore, West, 451 00
" Nicholas Corbin, Cassrille, 28.5,890 91
Amount of County Tax on Unseated Lands, 296
" School " c c (.4 2 06
cc Road cc c c cc 90 5 92
Balance due County Treasurer, 2,862 70
Balance duo A. B. Crewe; esci., County Treasurer, at last
settlement, $1274 58
Attorney General, Prothonotary, Sheriff; and wit
ness fees on criminal prosecutions, 478 22
Constables for making returns, &c., 34 97
Grand and Traverse Jurors, Court Criers, &c., 826 88
Judges, Inspectors and Clerks of Elections, 123 09
Assessors' Orders, 61 24
Inquisitions on dead bodies, 26 04
Road and Bridge view, $l3B 00
Road damages, John Fry, 275 00
,4 " Abraham Shenefelt, 150 00 503 00
John Gaghagan for repairing bridge:be
low Alexandria, 460 00
David Blair for bridge at -Blair's Mill in
Tell township, 360 00
Andrew Wise & Co., for extra work done
to bridge at Huntingdon, 225 00 1,045 00
County Auditors, 34 00
Benjamin H. Neff, 40 00
Jacob Baker, 37 00
11. L. lA'earthy, 45 00 146 00
Clerk to Commissioners in full for 1858, 75 00
cc ‘, on account for 1857, 45 00
Attorney to Commissioners, J. Bead, esq., 20 90 140 00
County Bonds paid as follows :
William B. Leas, 517 50
Interest on County Bonds, Wm. IL Leas, 60 00 577 50
Repairs, Furniture and Merchandise for
the Court House and Jail, 159 07
Huntingdon County Agricultural Society, 100 00
Premium on Wild Cat and Fox Scalps, 104 25
State Lunatic Asylum for D. Brotherline, 81 25
For county Printing, J. A. Nash and B. F. Miller, 12 75
Blank Books and Dockets for public offices, 84 22
Boarding Jurors-in case of Cotn'th. vs Pat. Smith, 28 00
A. Wise & Co. on account for Stable at Jail, 100 00
J. F. Barney on account for running and making
county line between Huntingdon and Mifflin, 75 00
Sheriff Miller on account for boarding prisoners Eze. 75 00
_Refunding Order to Charles Mickley, 14 04
• Mad tax on unseated lands paid out, 4 50
School " CG GC 15 57 34 n
Washing for'prisoners in jail in full for '56, 10 00
Scrubbing Court House and privy &c. " 625 16 25
Directors of the poor in full for 1856, 1,880 95
c: - ,c part i‘ 1857, 268 10 2,149 05
Amount of Lancaster Bank notes received from
Collectors and deposited in Bank by direc
tion of Commissioners, 240 00
Treasurer's commission on $12,937 72, 104 06
Receipts and Expenditurs of Huntingdon county from the
4th day of April 1857, to the 4th day of January 1858,
including both days.
1854. Joseph Douglas, Walker, $ 21 94
1855. John Smith, Barree, 100 00
" David Etnier, Cromwell, 138 99
" Thomas Osborn, Jackson, 19 26
" Abraham Isenberg, Morris, 20 00
" John Thompson, Walker, 20 00
1856. Joseph Forrest, Barree, . 575 83
" George Rupert, Brady, lB5 78
" David Heck, Clay, 228 67
" Frederick Harman, Cromwell, 341 81
" Jacob S. Hunt, Dublin,l6B 25
" Samuel Wigton, Frankin, 898 31
" William Rothrock, Huntingdon, 656 88
" Solomon Hamer, Jackson, 349 03
" B. F. Wallace, Morris, 510 00
" George Garner, Penn, 306 95
" John N. Swoope, Porter, 1,125 90
" Joseph .Miller, Shirley, 458 81
" Benjamin Long, Shirleysburgl, 32 42
" Jacob Booher, Springfield, 80 96
" Samuel Hackedorn, Tell, ' 36 27
" A. J. Dunlap, Tod, 269 29
" David Pheasant, Union, 96 09
" Joseph Isenberg, Walker, 504 42
" Henry Grazier, Warriorsmark, 175 14
" William Moore, West, 1,055 97
1857. Alexander Stitt, Alexandria, 100110
" John R. APCarthy, Brady, 305 00
" Peter Livingston, Barree, 310 00
" George M. Green, Cass, 155 00
" Joseph Park, Clay, '2 40
" William Johns, Cromwell, 125 22
" William Bice, Franklin, 513 09
" George Numor, Henderson, ' 177 00
" Samuel S. Smith, Huntingdon, 917 37
" George 11. Weaver, Hopewell, 200 00 •
" John Jackson, Jackson, 227 60
" Henry Mark, Juniata, 62 00
" Samuel 'Tarnish, Morris, 95 00
" George Miller, Oneida. 67 83
" Andrew G. Neff, Penn, 553 00
" David P. Henderson, Porter, 172 00
" James G. Doyle, Shirley, 289 23
" Charles Bowersox, Shirleyeburg, 106 63
" Joshua Johns, Springfield, 41 50
" Thomas Cisney, Tell, 100 00
" Abraham Elias ' Tod, 90 00
" M. P. Campbell, Union, 11311
" Martin Fier' ner, Walker, 334 80
" Samuel Lehman, Warriorsmark, 585 04
" John Thompson, West, 361 6514462 34
County Tax on Unseated Lands, 3 36
School 44 4C 44 1 57
Road " ~ " 70 5 63
For rent for Court House, 7 00
For sale of Stray Steer, 1 64
For Fines collected by Justice Backous, 15 00 23 64
Balance due County Treasury, 1567 00
Attorney General, Prothonotary, Sheriff, and witness fees
on criminal prosecutions, $361 49
Constables for making returns, advertising
Spring Elections, &c. 297 38
Grand and Traverse Jurors, Court Crier, &c. 1690 84
Judges, Inspectors and Clerks of Elections, 703 33
Assessors' Orders, 306 3S
Inquisitions on dead bodies, 24 62
Road and Bridge views, - $195 50
Road damages, Rudy's estate, 55 00 253 50
A. Wise & Co. for building Bridge at
Huntingdon, 1859 32
A. Wise & Co. for repairing Bridge
above Huntingdon, 946 51
E. E. & A. Ramsey,
for repa ' g Bridge
across Black Log Creek. 50 00 2855 83
Building Privy at Jail, 78 63
" Stable " 151 00 p..ns 63
Commissioners—Benjamin K. Neff, 90 00
Jacob Baker,9s 00
' 11. L. M'Carliy, 62 00
G. W. 3fattorn, 10 00
Clerk to Commissioners, 275 00
Auditors for 1856, 71 50
Attorney for Commissioners,
on account, 20 00 623 50
Interest on County Bonds
3. R. Gosnell, 41 43
S. 'Wigton, 45 00
W. Orbison, 135 00
Thos. Fisher, 114 00
Ex'rs. of C. Bucher's est. 60 00 395 43
For Coal, Wood, Light, &c. for Court
House and Jail, 225 00
Merchandise &c. for 4, " 77 92
Medicine and attendance to prisoners
in Jail, 40 00
For repairs at Court House and Jail, 138 37 481 29
For introducing Gas Fixtures in Court House, 235 52
J. F. Ramey for running and marking line be
tween Huntingdon and Mifflin counties, 120 00
Pennsylvania State Lunatic Hospital, 32 50
Western Penitentiary supporting prisoners, 365 53
Sheriff Miller for boarding Prisoners, summon
ing Jurors and conveying Convicts to Pen
itentiary, 700 00
For Gas in Court flows, 14 53
..For scrubbing and cleaning Court House, 18 75
-For washing fOr prisoners in Jailp 10 00 43 28
For Blank Books, Stationary, &e. 38 00
Postago--W. Lewis and W. Colon, 40 85
Wild Cat and Fox Scalps, premiums for, 327 04
County Printing—John A. Nash, 115 50
William Lewis,Bs 00
- Brewster & Wittaker, 52 25
Africa & Whittaker ' 245 255 20
S. S. Smith cutting wood &c. at Court House 4 yrs. 48 00
Road Tax on Unseated Lands paid out, viz :
George W. Cobol, 842
James Gillim, 18 00
Daniel Gray, 51 00
George 31. Green, 245 51 97 93
Treasurer of Huntingdon County Poor House, 5080.06
County Treasurer's commission l ,on $30,088 74, 45143
In testimony of the correctness of the above, we hereon.
to subscribe our names and affix the seal of said county,
this 4th day of January, 1858.
11. L. MICARTHY, Commissioners.
Attest: HENRY W. Mum, Clerk.
We, the undersigned Auditors, of Huntingdon county,
Pa., elected and sworn accorning to law, report that we
met, did audit, settle, and adjust according to law, tho ac
counts of A. B. Crewet, dec'd., and F. H. Lane, Treasurers
of the county, and the orders of the Commissioners, and
the receipts for the same, for, and during the past year,
and find balance due A. B. Crewit, of two thousands eight
hundred and sixty-five dollars and seventy cents, and F.
11. Lane of ono thousand five hundred and six-seven dollars.
Given under our hands, at the Commissioners Office, in
the borough of Huntingdon, the 4th day of January MS.
JAMES CREE, }Auditors.
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LIAM GLASGOW, Steward, in account with Hun
tingdon County Poor House.
To Balance at last settlement, - 132 53
To Treasury for orders drawn at sundry times,' 1499 30
To sundry - persens, hogs sold to them, 21. 96
To 19 yards carpeting bought in Philadelphia, 8 78
To sundry persons for produce oil farm and pauper.;
labor, 12 92
To cash received for one cow and calf, 30 00
To Samuel Backus, esq., for fines on his docket, 6 68
To James llrElweo for his note, (2) 21 50
To John Jacobs g 4 ,4 92 00
To Jos. Cornelius, c‘ " 20 00
To County Docket for costs received in case J. Hicks, 12 39
$8,759 53
CR. By sundry expenditures for use of House:
Ephrm. Doyle for cash paid him for coffins, $4l 68
Sundry persons for female labor, 31 87
Cash paid for freight on sundry goods, 33 01
Travelling expenses on business for House, - 69 31
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Har. Burns fur digging vault, 6 00
J. J. Wallace for stoves for use of House, 31 00
J. Nash for publishing Annual Report, n 50
Lntz &• Flantt for carpenter work, 12 00
Sundry persons for use of House, miscellaneous, 103 03
Abrm. Carothers for road taxes, 4 22
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Sundry persons for fencing, ditching, harvesting, &c. 66 80
George Leas for one bee hive, 5 00
Sundry person for miscellaneous items, 32 76
Dr. Robb. Baird for med. and atten. pr Thos. Ruler, 31 50
Sundry cases for out door pauper relief afforded, 14 20
Removing 2 paupers from Lewistown, 8 12
Renioving Samuel A. Briggs to House, 5 20
Removing J. M'Geo to House, 4 25
Cash paid for delivering 7 paupers, 5 22
44 ~ " 1 pauper, 6 60
4C " sundry cases removal and delivery, 125 93
State Lunatic Hospital for keeping Jacob Wiser, 119 62
Brooker & Marsh for merchandise, 40 88
Jungerick & Smith cc 361 53
Sundry persons for miscellaneous articles, 5 11
Sundry persons for apple butter. 12 69
ac " • extra allowance on pork, 21 32
J, V. West fur 1 barrel fish, 7 50
Catharine Rickets for bacon, 3 92
Sundry persons for miscellaneous items, 11 62
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John Jacobs for his note paid,
Compensation as Steward,
Balance at settlement,
Jan. 6, 1858, To balance at settlement as per Con. $224 67
343 bushels . wheat, 46 bushels rye, 1100 bushels corn in
ear, 144 bushels oats, 250 bushels potatoes, 5 bushels clo
ver seed, 1% bushels timothy seed, 15 bushels onions, 2
bushels soup beans, 7 bushels turnips, 15 bushels beets, 20
bushels tomatoes, 60 bushels green apples, 22 tons hay,
14 loads corn fodder, 600 heads cabbage, and 3066 pounds
12 doz. bread baskets, 1 doz. coal baskets, 1 A doz. hand
baskets, 3 doz. corn brooms, 30 womens' dresses, 36 chil
dren's do., 38 shirts, 30 smocks, 14 caps, 12 sacks, 37 aprons,
00 pairs stockings and socks, 22 skirt* 9 summer bonnets,
10 pre. mittens, 12 prs. pantaloons, 5 roundabouts, 5 vests,
2 capes, 3 night-gowns, 12 night-slips, 1 doz. towels, 9 com
forts, 19 shrouds, 18 bed-spreads, 10 sheets, 3 prs. men's
drawers, ;480 lbs. candles, 400 lbs. butter, 300 gals. soft
soap, lbs. hard do.
$8759 53
3 horses, 6 lunch cows, 9 bead stock cattle, 27 hogs, 10
sheep, 137 bus. wheat, 15 bus. rye, 500 bus. corn (in car,)
5 bus. cloverseed, 1 1 / 2 bus. timothy do., 4 bus. soup beans,
12 bus. onions, 5 bus. turnips, 5 bus. beets, 15 bus. apples,
125 bus. potatoes, 16 tons hay, 10 loads corn fodder, 1 bbl.
sour crout, GO heads cabbage, 500 lbs. flour, 4300 lbs. beef,
and 4000 lbs. pork.
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During the year, relief was afforded to about 94 eases of
out-door pauperism. These cases included all varieties of
individuals and families; and all periods of time, from a
few days assistance to support during the'entire year, ma
king an average allowance to each individual of $l2 12 ;
which includes also medical assistance. Admitted during
the year 119.
In testimony of the correctness of the above statement
and exhibition, we have hereunto set our hands this 6th
day of January, A. D. 1858-
Attest: IlEsnY BitEwsTra, Clerk
Feb. 3,1858.—1 t
from January 7th 1857, until .January 6th, 1858, inclusive.
To County Treasury for amount drawn to December let,
1857, inclusive, 5810 16
To County Treasury for amount drawn to Janua
ry sth and 6th 1858,
To William Glasgow, Steward, for sundry items
exhibited in. his account,
$16,058 61
By sundry expenses on the Farm and for farming, viz:
William Piper for wages at sundry times, 228 76
Wm. L Steel, for saddlery ~ 20 00
Jacob Lutz for corn for horse feed, 15 37 .1 / z
E. APFeters for rye o 9 69
A. M'Clure for 2 tons hay, 16 00
A. L. Funk for 0 bushel barley, seed, 4 50
John Lutz for corn ' 15 62
D. M'Garvey for 20 bush. seed wheat,
Peter Burket for threshing grain,
Sundry persons for sraithing, &c.
" " miscellaneous items,
K. L . Greene for cloverseed,
William Glasgow, Steward, sundry items exhibi
ted in his account, 108 78
Adam Heiffner for 150 bushels wheat, 192 50
Fisher & M'Murtrie for flour &o. 81 42
John Jacobs for butchers meat, 294 86
K. L. Green for wheat bought of him, 135 63
Henry Brewster " " 42 55
Sundry persons for 8541 lbs. beef, 431 35
ti cc loB6 lbs. pork, 59 72
Estate-of Geo. Askiu for grain in ground bought, 24 53
Wm. Glasgow, Stew'd, surd's exhibited in his ac't. 57 05
Sundry persons, miscellrneous items, 98 68
Wm. B. Leas for merchandise at sundry times, 360 93
Bare & M'Laughlin, " " 151 71
Doyle, Foust & Co. " " 99 20
Booher & Rickets, per Bei. 67 77
W. A. Fraker, 4, 57 30
Jungorick & Smith, Phila. " 39 96
Long & Decker, cc 21 37
James G. Lightner, " " 20 73
Samuel Mattern, a it 13 39
Wm. Glasgow, Stew'd, for sundry items in his ac't-407 52
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D. Snare; esq., for furnishing for out-door relief, 26 25
Amos Smith for keeping Bumbgardner., 36 00
Perry .Moore for furnishing. C- Upsinger 1 yr. 25 00
Richard Ashman for furmahg for Banks .t . c. 84 04
J. Creswell, esq., for " P. Dougherty 0. D. P. 24 95
J. L. Hoffer ~ Jos. Goodman, 51 31
Bel* Keyler for keepingilletty Chilcoat, 91 00
T. T. Cromwell for furnishing for sundry 0. D. pau.44 89
Mary Walls for keeping Margaret BPLaughlin, 67 66
Dahill' Houck for keeping Eliz. Pieght, 52 00
Dan'l. Megahan for keeping Rebecca Chaney, 81 14
T. E. Orbison for furnishing 0. D. pauper, bal. 21 60
J. W. Mattern, esq., furnishing Mrs. Wharton, ke,„ 57 15
Jane Woods for keeping foundling 1 yr. 20 00
Sundry persons for out-door relief, 237 94 1 ,4
Dr. G. W. C. James:for med. and irtben.D. Hock-
Dr. J. F. Wilson a 4, out-door pan,
Dr. C. F. Sellers for professional services,
Dr. 11. L. Brown for surgical and other services
L. Bumbgardner,
Dr. Robt. Baird for med. and atten. 2 cases,
Dr. M. Orlady •' " R. Chaney,
Dr. It. D. F. Baird " " 2 cases,
$16,058 61
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Dr. J. W. Harvey, " a H, D. Russel, 750
Dr. J. B. Laden, " " out-door pan. 11 75
Dr. J. H. Dorsey ,
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Dr. J. K. Neff, it • " MeLstertun, 14 00
Wm. Glasgow, Stew'd, sund's. exhibited in iris set. 45 70
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11 67
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a 1 u E. Kneely, 650
a 5 a -` 9 70
a 1 « Harrington, 650
D. Sharron 164 . 1 06 750
Sundry persons for removals and delivering,- 27 63
Wm. Glasgow, Stew'd, for sundry items set forth
in his account,
State Lunatic Asylum for keeping J. Wilson as
per Steward's account, 119 62
J. J. Wallace for stoves, 29 43
Isenberg & Piper for one mare bought of them; 130 00
A. B. Crewit, for commission on amount drawn., 74 74
W. I. Steel for saddlery, buggy harness, &c., 23 75
Win. Brewster for printing annual report, - 4250
W. P: Orbison for Harris, Halo & Co., 1 set Sur
gical Instruments, 85 vr .
Owen Boat for one buggy, 110 00
M. S. Harrison, for tin ware and repairing,. 60 54
John A. Nash for printing annual report, on 25 00
Win. Lewis 6, 66 35 60
Bonj. F. Miller rules and reg. for 'Rouse ' 8 00
A. L. Rickets for boards, lumber, &c. 31 99
J. S. Morris for building oven, 20 00
Ephm. Doyle for coffins in part, • 20 00
Sundry persons for items too small to enumerate, 201 98
Glasgow, Stew'd, sundries detailed in his riet.3l7 40
A. J. Dunlap for delivering J. 0. Breart
S. G. Thompson, " Henry Harris,
William Bice, " James Hamilton,
A. Isenberg, " D. Watson,
cc . , " -C. Fouck,
Jacob Porter, " 2 paupers,
IC Hamilton, •cc 1 6C
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Wm. Glasgow for salary as Steward, • - - " 400 00
Dr. Robt. Baird for " attending Physician, 200 00
Joseph Gibboily for services as Director 1. year, 151 72
K. L. Green, cc 66 it At 1 . 16 57 15
J. A. Shade, '‘ - -c “ - " , balance, 34 00
James Murphy " " " " to Jan. 6, 22 40
Henry Brewster" " •c Clerk 1 yr. ' 50 00
D. Blair, esq., " " " Counsel, I yr. 20 00
John Jacobs for his note paid per Ste Ward, 92 00
Wm. Glasgow Stew'd. for balance on account, 224 67
We, the undersigned auditors of the County of Hunting
don, do hereby certify that we have examined the orders,
&c., of the Directors of the Poor of safd county, and find
the same, together with the vouchers, to be correct as
above stated. Witness our hands this 14th day of January
A. D. 1858.
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Jan. 13, 1858
. 131 .. styles, just received by..
- 1111100 TS, SHOES, HATS and CAPS,
tho largest stock ever brought to town are selling_
very cheap at BIER B, &
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CLOTHING !—A large stock on hand,
at the cheap store of BENJ. JACOBS. Call and ex
amine goods and prices. (oct2B.
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RY GOODS !—A . fire'assortment on
W band for the accommodation of customers, at BENJ.
A 0135 7 " Cheap Corner," Market Square. (ortt.'B.)
JAMES CREE, }Auditors
No. 371 Broadway, Now York.
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