Lewistown gazette. (Lewistown, Pa.) 1843-1944, May 26, 1849, Image 2

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SATURDAY, MAY 26, 1549.
To persons trho are not now subscribers :
To old subscribers icho settle up their accounts to
theQOlh of Jipril, 1849, same as above from that date.
Hut until settled at the rate of §2 per annum.
The paper will be continued to our subscribers who
leave regularly furnished wood in payment on the
same terms as heretofore.
Persons icith whom we have running accounts,
such as merchants, mechanics, Sfc., are charged $1 :>0
per annxun.
Notices of Advertisements.
articles at Hope Furnace (heretofore adver
tised tor the 80th inst,) will be sold by A. B.
J/Ong at public sale on Wednesday, June 6th.
Mr. CLARK has undertaken to supply our
citizens with milk and cream, and will wail
upon them lor the first time on Monday next.
F. J. HOFFMAN advertises some articles.
The LEW INTO WN GUARDS are cailed upon to
wake up and attend the election on the 4th of
The Guardian of the minor children of Wil
liam and Catharine A. Wakefield advertises
eome valuable real estate.
THE CROPS. —The Wheat, in some parts of
this county, does not look well, although con
tinued favorable weather might materially im
prove it. The Corn is also backward. We
have thus far had but few warm days—the
weather generally being cool and windy.
Death of Major General Worih.
M ajor General Y\ orth, of the United States
Army, died from cholera on the 7th instant, at
San Antonia de Bexar, Texas where that dis
ease is prevailing to ar. alarming extent. Gen.
Worth rendered distinguished services to his
country during the Mexican war, and will
long be remembered by lite American people
ns a gallant officer, while his faults—perhaps j
mere eccentricities of character—will be bu
ried in oblivion.
President Taylor has restored Gen. Scott to
the command of the Army of the United States,
from which post he had been degraded by Mr.
Polk, as a rttcard for his distinguished per- i
vices in Mexico. The General's head-quar-'
ters will be at or near New York.
a single copy of the Philadelphia
Daily News has beer, received at this office
.since Sunday last. There is certainly culpa
ble negligence somewhere.
SARTAIN'S MAGAZINE for June contains a
large quantity of highly interesting reading
matter—has one superb mezzotint, one line,
one tinted, and one large wood engraving, be
side five other illustrations. The next num
ber commences the second volume, which
makes the present a proper time to subscribe.
Terms, per annum—two copies tor £5.
Address John Sarlain &. Co., Philadelphia.
THE WORLD AS IT MOVES, a weekly maga
zine published by Lockwood & Co., New
York, lias been received at this office for sev
eral weeks, and we take pleasure in saying
that it is a most excellent work, which will even
in a single year afford a vast amount of read
ing matter on various subjects, embracing the
entertaining, useful, scientific, &c. Terms,
450 per annum.
PETER C. SWOOPE has been appointed Post
master at Huntingdon, in the place of F. B.
L. G. KESSLER has been appointed Post
master at Mill Creek, in the place of William
ABRAHAM DUNDEE has been appointed Post
master at Carlisle.
tracts fur constructing this road complete, in
cluding the road-formation, superstructure,
rails, and all other materials, have been award
ed to Messrs. Gonder <Sc Co., for the sum of
§525,00(1 —§100,000 of which they take in the
stock of the company—to be completed in 18
months. The route adopted is that known as
"The Middle Route," which crosses the Codo
rus about .Small's mill, strikes the river at
Hough s Saw-mill, below fork Haven, and then
pursue* the bank of the Susquehanna to the
junction with the Cumberland Valley Railroad
at the Harrisburg Bridge.
ago, Bays the Beliefonte Whig, a man named
James Thomas passed through Beilefonte and
as far west as Curw insviile, distributing pretty
freely counterfeit three dollar bills on the Stam
ford bank of Connecticut. He returned on Sat
urday week, and proceeded to the West Branch,
but was pursued by mine persons from Curwins
ille, arrested at Milton, and taken to Clearfield
to await his tral.
This is no doubt the samo p rson who passed
a few notes of the same description io Lewis
\ the recent fiend in the Misiyifwippi haw
i n: extensive damage to the plantation of
Gfu. 'J ay lor.
The Hon. DANIEL DUNCAN, of Ohio, died in
Washington on Friday. Ife was a member of
the last (Tongresf, s.nce the adjournment of
t. Inch he lius been nick.
mount Harrifbttrg Th? Kiiste;i< ttntea that
jucge I.cn:T'.r'tlie health is much improved.
" Tfcings lliat Change."
The New York Tribune thus hits off loco- :
fuco consistency as displayed in
where the •' democracy" recently sold them- j
selves to the abolitionists —the IState Printing
being doubtless part and parcel of the bargain: ,
It seems but a tew months since—it can
hardly be a year—that our friend v\ m H. Bur- j
leigh, editor of the Hartford " Charter Oak,
and for twelve years to our knowledge a thor- j
ough abolitionist, came very near having his
office destroyed by a locolbco mob, on account
of some remarks he had published, deemed d.s- ;
respectful to the volunteers trom that city and
neighborhood just returned trom the Mexican
war For several days there was an even
chance that his office would be disembowelled.
A few moons have waxed and waned, and lo!
Burleigh is " Slate Printer" for Connecticut,
so far as the House can make him, by the vote
of E\KRY LOCOFOCO in it! Queer world this.
It a man can only stand his ground in it, luck
may veiy likely come round to him—who
knows ?
At Thursday's session of the Protestant J
Episcopal Convention of Pennsylvania, sitting
in Philadelphia, the following resolutions, of
fered by the Rev. John Coleman, were adopted
by an almost unanimous vote:
Resolved, That the removal by the House
of Bishops of the disabilities imposed by that
body on the Right Rev. Henry U. Chider
dunk, D. D., would give great satisfaction to
the individuals, clerical and lay, composing
this Convention; and also, it is believed, to!
many others, as well in the Church generally,
as in the Diocese under his jurisdiction.
Resolved, moreover. That while such re
moval would cheer the declining years of a
venerable and d'stinguished servant of the
Church, it would secure to his many admirable
productions their just estimation by posterity,
and be in accordance with the charity so elo
quently portrayed in the teaching, and so con
sistently exemplified in the conduct of the
great Apostle of the Gentiles
receipts of the various benevolent institutions
whose anniversaries have just been celebrated
in the city of New York are shown by their an
nual rept rts to be as folio w :
Receipts. Exp.
Amer. Tract Societv, §258,140 §258,483
do Bible do ' 151,870
do & Foreign do 39,840 38,321
do Home Mission, 145,925 143,771
do Baptist do 29,105 25,180
Pres. B. For. Missions, 110,081 110,207
Meth. Epis. Mission Sou. 84,045 102,940
Amer. Seamen's Friend See. 18,582 18.497
do Anti-Slavery Soc. 0,992 0,975
do & Foreign do (not reported)
do Colonization Soc. 36.000 37,000
N. Y. State do 12.358 12.358
Am. & Foreign Evang. Soc. 24,293 24,4e>4
do Prot. Soc. 13,411 18,212
da Temp. Union, 1,350
Soc. for Ameliorating the con
dition of the Jew s, 3,221 3,208
A sum considerably surpassing, we believe,
the aggregate contributions to the same Socie
ties in any previous year.
SENTENCED. — Tom Hand, alia 9 Shuster, the
robber of the Government jewels, having
been convicted, was sentenced on Friday last
to three years impvisoiiment in the penitenti
ary at Washington.
Daniel Drayton and Edward Sayers having
been convicted of transporting upwards of sev
enty slaves, belonging to different persons,
from the District of Columbia, were also sen
tenced. The former was directed to pay a
fine of 0140 and costs in each case, and the
latter to pay £IOO and costs in each case—both
to be imprisoned until the fines are paid.
We learn that the Rev. T. J. Burroughs, who
has been on trial at Snow Hill, Worcester
county, Md., charged with the murder of Air.
1 J. B. Bishop, has been acquitted—the jury on
: Saturday last having rendered a verdict to that
, effect, ori the ground that he acted ultogethcr
I in self-defence. The Hon. Henry A. Wise
conducted the case on behalf of the eccused.
Table of Distances from St. Louis to Cali
To Independence, 280
To Platte Rircr, 280
To Forks of Platte, 110
To crossing south fork of Platte, 80
To Ash Hollow (on north fork of Platte,) 23
To Fort Laramee, 148
To South Pass, (iri Rocky Mountains) 275
To Fort Hall on Snake Hirer, 255
To Mary's River, 230
To sink of Mary's River, 295
To Hot or Sulphur Springs, 20
To Trucky's River, 20
To Cannibal Cabins (atTrucs's lake) 78
To Johnson's Station (in California) b0
To Sutter's Fort (in Sacramento valley) 40
To San Francisco Bay, " 100
Total, 2,314
To Independence, 280
To crossing Big Arkansas, 355
To Bent's Fort, (ascending Arkansas) 225
To Santa Fe, in New Mexico, 270
To Rio del Norte, (at San Philippe; 30
To Albuquerque, (crossing del Norte) 35
To Socorough, (descending del Norte) 50
To Consul Bend, 54
To Copper Mines, 75
To Rio Gila, 65
To Pimo Village, Indian hab., 50tl
To mouth Rio Gila, 165
To crossing of Colorado, 10
To crossing of Jornado, (Byosite) 100
To Ist rancho in California, 65
To Santa Isabella, 15
To San Diego, (Pacific shore) 30
Total, 2,274
From San Diego to San Luis Rey, 46
Do do Puebla, or city of angels,loo
Do do Santa Barbara, 100
Do do .Monterey (capital Cal.) 340
Do do Jlio Salinas, 15
Do d<> San Joaquin, P5
Do do Rio Tuvvalime, 12
Do do Stanislas, jq
Do do Sutter's Fort, (|<l
The Centreville (Md.) Times say? that the j
cut-woim is destroying the farmers' com in !
that county as fust ua it appears nbove the
It is Fnid that tlie poople of New Orleans
ere catching at-fieb in the street*.
MII.ITVRY. The Militia of a portion of J
Berks county found it a difficult matter to sup
press their military feeling, and have, notwith
standing the abolition of the militia law, turned ;
out as usual, and fined nil the absentees. It j
would have looked ninre like the thing had
ihev turned out during the Mexican war.
ton Argus recently published a statement that
the wages of hands employed by the Crane 1
Iron Company had been reduced to sixty cents
per day. A paper signed by forty-two of the
workmen has since been published contradict
ing the Argus, and stating their wages have
been RAISED ten per cent., since the recent
Stark County, Ohio, lias subscribed S7S,OCX)
of the stock of the Ohio and Pennsylvania
Railroad. A public celebration of the com-~
menceinent of the first twenty miles of the
road is to take place on the 4th of July.
A white Crow has been captured in Mary
MOBS.— We copy the following opportune ar
ticle from the Boston Journal:
No person can read the accounts of the dis
graceful and violent proceedings of the mob in
the city of New York, without entertaining
strong feelings of humiliation and sorrow.
When a frenzied mob, consisting of several
thousand persons, can be collected together in
a few hours, by appeal, of unprincipled men to
the prejudices and passions of the masses, and .
bidding defiance to the civil authorities clothed
with the panoply of law, proceed to the com
mission of outrages against the persons and
property of individuals, we may well tremble
for the perpetuity of our institutions. Mobs
and riots to put down doctrines by brute force,
or putiish individuals lor their conduct or opin
ions, even admitting them to be highly objec
tionable. are anti-republican in every sense of
the word—it is tyranny of tiie most dangerous
kind—and such a course, or any movement
which may lead to such a course—should he
promptly condemned by every person who has
any claim to intelligence or virtue, if mobs :
aie allowed with impunity to commit their in
famous outrages, no person advocating the
opinions of any sett or party can be sale. It i
will not be sufficient that he keeps within the
pale of the law, or even, as in the case of Ma- 1
cready, that he has given no just cause of of- ;
fence, hut he must stand in awe of that hydra- j
headed monter, the mob, and act according to :
its dictation, under penalty of destruction to his ,
property or his life.
Where mob law prevails, there is little occa
sion for any other kind of law. Punishment w
inflicted without any investigation of the of
fence. and the property or life of a good and ex- j
cmpiary citizen is as fikely to be sacrificed by
a mob of infuriated ruffians as the property 01
life of tiie greatest scoundrel who ever infested
society. It is the "boasted advantage of a Re- !
publican government, that wherever it exists,
the privileges of every citizen, of every indi- j
vidual shall be protected by the laws—and if he j
is guilty of offences, by the laws only shall he j
be punished. Rut if men are to be restricted
in the exercise of their rights, their property
destroyed, and themselves maltreated by assem
blages of ferocious men—emulating the conduct
of demons, because their conduct does not ex
actly square with their erroneous or even just
notions of propriety, what becomes of our boast- j
ed free institutions ' A military despotism would !
be better than such a Republican government'
Whenever symptoms of a mob and a riot ap
pear, the most prompt and active measures
should be adopted on the part of the magistracy
to quell it before it has strength and power to
perpetrate lawless ahd mischievous acts. It
should be crushed in the bud, at all hazards,
and at every cost. Delay ami remonstrances,
supplications and appeals to reason only serve
to fortify the assemblage in their determination
to commit outrages, and to give them confidence
111 their streugth. The military should be cal
led out at once to assist the police—and every
i man, who has a due regard for law and order—
: who is an enemy to anarchy, should rally around
[ the constituted authorities, ready and eager to
I aid in breaking up and dispersing the mob, and
! thus show his respect for the people—his regard
! for the public good.
lu a work published several years ago, and
I written by that truly good man, Rev. Dr. Chan
! ning, occurs a passage relating to mobs, and the
' dangerous tendency of such assemblages, which
is highly appropriate at this time, and we can
not resist the d< - ire to lay it before our readers
44 Let evi-ry friend of freedom, let every good
1 man lift up his voice against mobs. Through
i these lies our [road to tyranny. It is these
| which have spread the opinion, so common at
the South, that the free States cannot long sus
tain Republican institutions. No man seems
awake to their inconsistency with liberty. Our
J whole phraseology is in fault. Mobs call thcni
i selves, and are called the People, when in truth
j they assail immediately the sovereignty of the
I People, involve the guilt of usurpation and re
bellion against the People. It is the fundamen
tal principle of our institutions that the People
is Sovereign. Rut by the people we mean not
an individual here and there, not a knot of
twenty, or a hundred, or a thousand individuals
in this or that spot, but the community formed
into a body politic, and expressing and execut
ing its will through regularly appointed organs.
There is hut one expression of the will of Sov
ereignty ot the People, and this is Law. Law
is the voice, the living act of the People. It
has no oilier. When an individual suspends
the operation of Law, resists its established
ministers, and forcibly substitutes for it his own
will, he js an usurper and rebel. The same
guilt attaches to a combination of individuals.
These, whether many or few. in forcibly super
seding public law and establishing their own,
rise up against the People, as truly as a single
usurper. The People should assert its insulted
majesty, its menaced sovereignty, in one case,
as decidedly as in the other. The difference
between the mob and the individual is, that the
usurpation of the latter has a permanence not
easily given to the tumultuary movements of
the former. The distinction is a weighty one.
Little importance is due to sudden bursts of the
populace, because they so soon puss away. Rut
when mobs are organized, as in the French
Revolution, or when they are deliberately re
solved on and systematically resorted to, as the j
means of putting down an odious party, they
lose this apology. A conspiracy exists against
the Sovereignty of the People, and ought to be
suppressed, as among the chief evils of the
" In this part of the country our abhorrence
of mobs is lessened by the fact, that they were
thought to do good service in the beinning of
the Revolution. They probably were useful
then; and wliy? The work of that day was
Revolution. I o subvert u government was a
fearful task to which our fathers thought them
selves summoned. Their duty they believed
was Insurrection. In such a'work mobs had
their places. The government of the State was
in the hands of its foes. The I'eoplo could not
use the regular organs of administration, for
these were held and employed by the power
which they wished to crush. Violent, irregular
efforts belong to that day of convulsion. To re
sist and subvert institutions is the very work of
mobs: and when these institutions are popular,
when their sole end is to express and execute
the w ill of the people, then mobs are rebellion
against the people, and as such should be under*
tood and suppressed. A people is never more
insulted than when n mob t-kes its name "
TUG CHOLERA.-— The following article
from the New Orleans Commercial Times,
is worthy of attention. A9 litne lias al
ways heen found of great service as a dis j
infecting agent, its application may much
diminish, if not prevent, the ravages of this
dreaded plague :
4 In the summer of 183*2, when the
cholera spread all over Middle Tennesaee,
its course, from Nashville, (where it first
made its appearance) was South. The
authorities of Columbia, a town forty two
miles south of Nashville, and containing
about two thousand inhabitants, caused
fresh lime to be placed at the door of every :
house, and the citizens were requested to
spread it freely on their premises, in the
gutter, and in all open lots where there
was any stagnant water. —It soon reached
Franklin, nineteen miles south of Nash
ville, then I'ulaski, thirty miles south of
Columbia, where it was terrific, thence to
Shelbyville, east of Columbia forty.five
miles, where it was worse than at any
other place in Tennessee ; two miles north
of Columbia in the country it was very
had; nearly half the negroes and whites
died on some plantations. In fact, it was
all over the surrounding country. Not a
case originated in town. The system of,
liming continued throughout the summer
and tall, and it was found that the usual
fall fevers were veiy light, so much so
that the custom of liming has been strictly
adhered to anuaily ever since, and front a
sickly town, it is now one of the healthiest
111 Tennessee.'
Gunpowder, as will he seen below, has
also been used as a disinfecting agent :
lera visited London in 1-32 and '33, the city
authorities had small quantities ot gunpowder
tied tightly in strong paper and fired 111 the
alleys and densely populated portions of the
great metropolis. The concussion disturbed
the air, and the odor from the powder displaced
obnoxious effluvia and purified the atmosphere.
It was used in theatres, churches, and school
j rooms, and was lound to be a powerful disin
l fecting agent, the smell remaining upwards
:ot 21 hours in the buildings. It was used in
, the lazarettos of Trieste and Malta, and was
tried in Paris in 1*33, and also in Montreal.
In the iatter city cannon were placed in the
narrow streets and fired with blank cartridges.
Ir. connection with this, we publish the
following from an exchange paper:
DR. KIDD, of Limerick, speaking of the
j cholera, says he has tried every thing, but has '
\ fallen back upon camphor. The camphor ee
gars, a late invention in Paris, are said to be
useful in preventing the absorption of the j
choleretic poison into the lungs.
Spirits of Camphor is no duubt an ex
; cellent remedy for pain in the bowels, &c., ,
but ought always to be dropped on loaf
sugar instead of being diluted with water.
i It was extensively used in Baltimore dur
ing the prevalence of cholera in 1832, and
as wc have reason to believe with benefi
cial effect.
Annexed we give a copy of an excellent
Act. which wc finu among those passed by
the late Legislature, for the protection of
Cemeteries and Grave Yards. The piovi
sions are stringent, but not more so than
j they should be.
.In Act to prevent the opening of streets or I
public roads through burial grounds,
and for the protection of cemeteries and
i grave yards-
SECTION 1. Be it enacted bv the Sen
ate and House of Representatives of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in Gen
eral Assembly met, and it i hereby en
acted by the authority of the same, That
hereafter it shull not bo lawful to open any
street, lane, alley or public roud through
any burial ground or cemetery within
this Commonwealth, any laws hcietofore
passed to the contrary notwithstanding:
Provided, That this section shall not ex
tend to the city and county of Philadel
Si:r. 2. That any person who shall wil
fully destroy, mutilate, deface, injure or
remove any tomb, monument, or grave
stone or other structure placed in nny cem
etery or grave yard appropriated to and
used for the interment of human beings
within tins State, or shall wilfully injure,
destroy or remove any fence, railing or
other work for the protection or ornament
of such places of interment, or shall wil
fully destroy, cut, break or remove any
tree, shrub or plant within the limits of
said places of interment, or shall within
the same slioot or discharge any gun or
other fire arms, or shall open any tomb or
grave within the same and clandestinely
remove or attempt to remove any body or
remains therefrom, shall be guilty of mis
demeanor, and shall upon conviction there
of before any justice of the peace of the
county where I he said offence is committed,
be punished by a fine, at the discretion of
the justice, according to the aggravation of
the ollenoe, of not less than one or more
than Hitv dollars, for the use of the said
county, and to be enforced and collected
in the same manner as forfeitures, under
the act of Assembly of twenty-second of
April, one thousand seven hundred and
ninety-lour, for the prevention of vice and
immorality, or shall, on conviction there
of in the Court ol Qu irter Sessions of
said county be punished by a fine, as afore
said, and by imprisonment, according to
the aggravation of the offence, at the din
cretion of the Court, for a term not ex
ceeding one >enr.
AlU'iiovcn.—The fifth day of April, one
thousand eight hundred and forty nine.
IH'M ('T , rise 3 °' c H-jJpr have occurred in
St. Louis was visited by a disastrous
fire on the 17th inst., which destroyed
four liundred arid eighteen buildings, to
nether with most ol their contents, more
than twenty large steamboats, a number of
barges, wood boats, &c. It broke out on
board the steamer Ft. Cloud, which was al
most instantaneously communicated to the
adjoining steamers. The burning boats
were out from their moorings and floated
do.vr. the levee, setting fire to such boats as
| were unable to get out. A strong wind
prevailing, the boats almost the entire
' length of the levee soon presented a solid
! sheet of flame. By this time nearly the
whole city became aroused, and the ut
most consternation prevailed.
The heat frotn the burning boats set the
buildings fronting on the levee on fire, the
dimes communicating at the lowest street,
the very heart of the business portion of the
city—and exlen ling from Locust street
for three-quarters of a mile down the levee,
teaching back as far as Second street.
Within these bounds nearly every building
is in ruins. To attempt to give particulars
t in the midst of the excitement that now
prevails, is utterly impossible.
The following steamboats, together
with tlu-ir cargoes, were totally destroyed:
White Cloud, Edward Bates, I.ell Isle,
Taglioni, Boreas No. 3, Agrypean, Ea
gle, Sarah, Kit Carson, Montauk, Ttmour,
\cadia, Mameluke, Prairie State, Eudora,
St. Peter, R>'d Wing, Alexander Hamilton,
Martha, Eliza Stewart, Mandan, Gen.
Brooke and Frolic. A number of barges
and wood boats were aho burned.
The burnt district embraces almost al!
the business portion of ihetity. The mer
chants mostly bad on hand very heavy
stocks of goods. There was very little
moveable property saved. The whole riv
er front of warehouses, from Locust street
to Cliesnut —three squares—were destroy
ed ; and extending to Main street, the flames
swept both aides to Market street—crossing
to Second stieet, diagonally ; thence taking
a course southward. More than a mile in
length, by three blocks in width, of the cen
tre of the city, has been laid waste, and
the tire will probably continue until it readi
es St. George street
On the river, at .Market street, the pro
gress of the tire was stayed by blow ing up
the drug store of Messrs. Doenich ds V al
Three persons were killed by an explo
sion on board the steamboat Alice, and it
is probable that as many as twenty lives
have been lost, during the progress of the
The loss is estimated at six millions of
ST. LOUIS, May 21.
The dreadful effects of the disastrous
conflagration of Friday night, are now be
-1 ginning to be fully realized. Hundreds are
reduced from opulence to beggary. Those
of our citizens whose dwellings escaped
the ravages of the flames, have provided
with a liberal hand for their suffering
neighbors, but still many are unable to
find comfortable shelter for their families.
The suffering among the poorer classes is
heart rending. Families are divided and
scattered all over the city.
A fire broke out tn Milwaukia, Wisconsin,
on the lTtli instant, which destroyed pro
perty to the amount of 8(10,000.
The crevasses or breaks in tho levee
along the river continue open. They are
still widening, and tho water is rushing
out wotse than heretofore, and the appre
hensions of danger are in no degree
abated. Ihe water is still rising in the
rear of the First and Second Municipalities,
exhibiting a most fearful aspect. The
workhouse is completely surrounded. Fe
j ret's cotton press, in the rear ofSt. Mary's
street, is flooded, ant! the water
ciug rapidly or. the Charity Hospital.
Nearly all the streets in the rear of the
Marais are overflowed. The gas works
are in imminent danger at this present
time. Many families have been compel
led to leave their dwellings within a short
time past. During the twenty-four hours
ending to-day, the water lias risen seven
anil a half inches ;n the region of the gas
works, and is still rising at the rate of six
inches per day ami night.
The accounts from the Sauvre crevasse
are very discouraging, and it is feared that
it cannot be stopped/ A large number of
the workmen are becoming sick and have
i left.
| The English turn crevasse is still open,
but the accounts from it are more favor
All efforts to stop the crevasses having
failed a canal was cut through a ridge near
toe city, which at tlie last accounts was
gradually drawing off the water. New
Orleans his undoubtedly had a narrow
escape from being submerged.
—A gentleman who came down from the
Indian country a few days since, informs
us that a runner came in just before he
left, and reported that a sanguinary battle
had been fought on the prairies between
the ( anianchi s nut! an allied force of sever
al other tribes, led by a Shawnee chief,
anu that after a desperate fight, in which
about live hundied \\vm slain, the Caman
dies tk.l, leaving the field in possession of
1 tiie victors.
M e givo this account as we hive it from
! our informant. It may he a false report,
: hut the gentleman who gave us the infor
j niation says that the Indians had recently
made t irge purchases of powder and lent!,
and it was feared by many that there would
bo trouhle among the Indians on the Plains,
little Hock Democrat.
THE CHOLERA. —The New Orleans
of Health report 53 deaths by cholera and To
deaths by Asiatic cholera during the .
ending on the 14'h instant.
There were 18 new cases and 3 death 'frr
the 24 hours ending at. noon yesterday, and li
new cases and 4 deaths up to noon to-day.
BURG — Great Loss of Life. —The steamy
Empire, Captain W . W. Tuppcr, was run
into, on the 17th instant, on the Hurts,
liver, near the city of Newburg, by '■[
schooner loaded with lumber, and sm,'-
in n few ndr.utes. The scene of col.'
fusion and distress on board baffles all d...
scription. The steamer sunk so rapidiv
that many had to be cut from the cabin wit],
axes, and one lady is said to be killed i,
an accidental b'ow upon the head with a'r
axe at one of the holes thus made. Three
hundred persons were taken off by (} ie
steamer Hip Van Winkle immediately
after the accident. Fourteen dead bodiej
have since been taken from the wreck
—A rich bed of manganese, heretofore
found in this country only in 'Vermont
has been discovered in Greenwich town',
ship, Berks county, on the farm of Mr.
John Kohler, Jr. The ore is of the rich
est quality, yielding 90 per cent. 0 f pure
metal, and thus far there has been obtain
ed from eight to ten loos of ore dailv.
Manganese is much in use in the manufac
ture of porcelain ware and coloring
Whig, and a number of papers in the north
ern part of the State, recommend Ileorv
M. Fuller, Esq.', of Luzerne county, as a
Whig candidate for Canal Commissioner.
Mr. Fuller is now a member of the House
of Representatives, which staiion he fib
with distinguished ability. To his imme
diate constituents as well as to the pubhc
at Urge, he has been a valuable legislator.
The Forest Iron Works, in While
Deer, Union county, were lately sold bv
the Sherifffora little over S7OOO. Messrs.
Kauffman & Fisher, of Berks county, ari
the purchasers, and will immediately put
the works in order at an additional outlay
of some $20,000.
(tt r Daniel Marble, the well known com
edian, whose acting in t ankee and Wes
tern characters has gained for him a rep
utation both in England and the United
States, died in Louisville of cholera.
Samuel Hart,(Whig) has been appointed
Judge of the Court of Common Pleas o:
Hamilton county, Ohio—to fill the vacancy
occasioned by the death of Judge Brough".
For the Gazette.
Crewell's Patent Thermometer Churn.
The fojlowing certificates from two highly
respected farmers of this county, who ha/e
been using this unrivalled churn, will speak
for themselves:
From John Burkholder, of Decatur township.
.Mr. Editor : I wish to state for the benefit of
the Farmers of Mitilin and Centre counties, that
1 am using the Thermometer Churn, purchased
from A. FELIX & Co., of Lewistown, and an
well pleased with its operation—so much so, I
have thrown away the old barrel churn as l
worthless article in comparison with the Ther
mometer churn. I will not give a full descrip
tion here, as the churn will soon be for sale ia
oiher parts of the counties ; but would say ti
all dairymen to get one and try it, for I am cer
tain they will be pleased with them. If pro
perly used it churns much quicker and easier
than anything I have seen, and with a certainty
of getting the very best quality of butter.
Respectfully vours,
From John Ruble, of Ferguson's Valley, Dx
.Mr. Editor : I wish to state for the benefit c:
the Farmers of Mitilin and Centre counties, that
1 am using the Thermometer Churn, purchs-i
--from AVTHONY FELIX & Co., in Lewistown. ari
am well pleased with its operation, and fully
satisfied that they are the best article of chur
kind ever offered to the public. I have thro*:
away the old barrel churn, and do testify tin:
they are the greatest thing I eTer saw. Tit
first time we tried it we had butter in ten min
utes ; the second in less time. The advantage
of these churns is, their convenience and the
ease with which they are kept in order. leaf
use it in any season of the year, and in any
place I choose, with a certainty of obtaining t
first quality of butter, in either warm or cola
weather, and with less trouble than any otbo
churn; nor would 1 for any reasonable amoevt
be deprived of the use of one, and I am fuiir
satisfied that no one can use it any length
time but will concur with the above.
For sale at the Lewistown Cabinet Wus
Rooms by A. FELIX & CO.
Lewistown, May 25, 1849.
Paui fry Dts crs. Rttv-
Hour - . >,;} e?7 H
Wheat, white - 87 1
red - 82 1 <*'
Rye . . 45 J
Oats . . 05
Corn, . . 42 •"*'
Cloverseed - :i (HI J
Flaxseed - . 1 iH) 1
Timothy seed - . 2 00 2 3-.
Butter, "rood - - I'M jl^'i
Eggs - S 4
I .a rd . . 7
Tallow , 8
Potatoes - . GO
Beef, . . 4 i.Ht
Bacon, per lb. 54
Pork - . o 00* 0 IX
Woo!, per lb. - - 25 7"
Feathers - . 44 1,1
The Lcwislutcn Mil's are paying U 1
05 cents for good wheat, 45 cents tor
424 cents for Corn, and 27 cents for Oais.
Flour —The market is quiet, with sm ■
sales of good Western brands at 84 50 a 1
Rye Flour ia worth $2.75 a 2.81. IV' 5
Corn Meal is held at $3.75 and Brandy wine
$2.81 —no sales . ~ ,
Grain.—Prime Pema. red Wheat is f> e '
$1.02 aud white at $1.06. Sales of
sfi a 38c. Corn is 59 a 6(4 cts., and Cats ■
32 for Southern, and 31 a 35c. for Pentfß