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    The Case of DtoCrea*
Corre*porulence of The X. Y. Tribune.
LEAVENWORTH, Kansas, Sept. 24,1855.
On the 17th iust. the District Court assem
bled at Leavenworth. Forty-eight Of rand Jur
rors were present, and Chief Justice Lecoinpte
was about to swear and empanel sixteen ol
them, when McCrea'i counsel moved that the
accused be brought from prisou that he might
object to the maimer of choosing the Grand
Jury, and to challenge for cause. One of the
(JraDd Jurors was engaged with Clark in the
attack on McCrea when the latter shot him.
Notwithstanding this fact the Judge overruled
every motion for the defendant, and also re
fused to sign n bill of exceptions, or explain
by what rule he selected the sixteen Grand
Jurors. The Graud Jury was theu sworn and
the Court then adjourned. Next morning Le
compte secretly added three more to the Jury.
On Thursday afternoon the Grand Jury came
into Court for instructions in the McCrea case.
Instead of publicly instructing them the Judge
sent them back to their room, and delegated
R. R. Rees, the ehairmau of the ruffian mob
that attacked Phillips, to instruct them in their
duties. Being still divided, they again forced
their foreman to lead them into Court. The
foreman, who is one of the fire-eaters under
Stringfellow, Atchinson & Co., was exceeding
ly angry at their obstinacy, and as he came
into Court exclaimed, " They can't agree ;
three are for a presentment for murder, five
for manslaughter, and eleven against finding
any bill." This announcement produced a
great sensation in Court, and the Judge, with
out instructing the Jury that in such a case
they should return the bill " ignored," sent
them buck to their room and caused other busi
ness to be brought before them. A majority
of the Jury, however, being in favor of ignor
ing the bill against McCrea, refused to act up
on any other business until his case was final
ly disposed of, and therefore returned again
and again into Court without making any pre
sentment. This was coutinued until Saturday,
when the Judge, perceiving that he, to go on
with the busiuess before him, must do justice
to McCrea by giving the Jury proper instruc
tions, dismissed the Graud Jury, and adjourn
ed the Court until the second Monday in No
vember. Such au adjournment is uot legal,
being authorized by no statute, and is, in fact,
a dissolution of the Court. As such it was
doubtless intended, in order to detain McCrea
in prison until next spring, that another effort
may be organized to pack a Grand Jury.—
The baseness of the Judge has not been un
observed, nor will it pass without notice. A
petition will be presented to the President
praying for his removal on the ground of cor
ruption and imbecility in office, and there is
not a single attorney of respectability in the
Territory who will not sign it.
When this man came to the Territory the
people looked upon him with hope and confi
dence ; but ever since he sold an extra-judicial
opinion for an interest in the proposed location
of the Capital, public opinion has hastily
changed toward him. Since his encouragement
of the ruffians of this neighborhood, by show
ing a disposition to frowu down all charges
lirought against them, the citizens of the town
have found it necessary to appoint a special
j>olicc, aud the greater part of the citizens are
obliged to carry arms to defend themselves
from outrage.
P. S. The night after the Court adjourned,
Hughes, the captain of the ruffians who mob
lied Mr. Phillips, was seen with a gun prowl
ing about the house of Mr. P. from midnight
until four in the morning. It is supposed
that a band of lawless Missouriaus are con
cealed in the bush near the town, awaiting an
opportunity to attack our citizens and destroy
the printiug press of The Territoruil Regis
ter. Three hundred well-armed citizens are
prepared to receive them, and sentinels are
josted in every part of the town with signals
for a general rally.
The Case of Col. Wheeler's Slaves.
PHILADELPHIA, Monday, Oct. 8,j1855.
Application was made in the United States
District Court to-day on the part of Jane
Johnson, the former slave of Col. Wheeler,
asking that the habeas corpus issued to Pass
more Williamson to bring herself and children
into court, be quashed. John M. Read, for
the petitioner, asking that the petition be filed,
contending that the habeas corpus must al
ways be issued on behalf of the party whose
liberty is restrained, and not for a party wish
ing to restrain another. The Court adjourned
before the completion of the argunicut, and it
will be resumed to-morrow.
Colonel Kinney has succeeded in carrying out
his pious intention of establishing the church
in Nicaragua. Services were ojiened at San
Juan, by a colored clergyman, in his own hotel,
for want of church accomodations. Governor
Kinney was present at the first sermon, the
first hymn sang was " Jordau's stormy banks,"
in which the singer is represented as casting
" a wistful eye to Canaan's fair and happy
land." The speaker also drew a parallel be
tween the expedition of Colonel Kinney to the
rich lands of Nicaragua and the expedition of
Moses and the childreu of Israel to the fruit
ful lands ofCanaan. Under such pious prompt
ings the Colonel's mission must prosper.
Convention is to be held at Charleston, Kan
awha county, Virginia, on the 15th of Nov.
next, for the purpose of taking the necessary
steps to develojie aud demoustratc the im
mense mineral wealth of that section of Vir
ginia. watered by the Great Kanawha, Guy
andottc and Big Sandy rivers, and their trib
utaries ; and to coufer upon the best means of
rendering it available. They invite delegates
not only from the counties lying in the section
mcutioned, and on the projected works of in
ternal improvement leading towards it, but rep
resentatives from the various coal, iron ami
salt compauies embraced within its bouuds.
INDIANA LIQUOR LAW. —In Indianapolis Mrs
Leatberman has been released from punish
ment for selling liquor because the prohibitory
law has no provision that females should b<
imprisoned. Under this decision liquor car
be sold anywhere in ludiana by women. AI
Kvausville, however, a Mrs. Rcid has beer
fined SSO and costs in one case, SIOO and thir
ty days iu jail in a second, and the same in a
third, and Miss Castle, her assistant, S2O anc
CONSECRATION. —The first Hebrew tcmplt
erected in the Mississippi Valley was consecra
ted in St. Lonis on the 7th ult., in the presence
of a large concourse of both sexes, composed
of the ancient Israelitist family, and others ol
the citizens.
Detraction at Sebastopol
After a siege of nearly a year, endnrcd by
the Russians with great obstinacy and with a
command of resources which has surprised the
world, and nobody uiore than the besiegers, the
Allies are victorious. For three days a terri
ble rain of iron and fire, from land and sea,
\va< poured on the place, and assault after as
sault made upon different parts of the strong
hold of the Russians, till at length when the
Russian commander saw the Mulakofif tower
indisputably iu the possession of the French,
he gave his troops the signal to commence the
work of destruction, setting fire to their own
ships, blowing up their own magazines, and
withdrawing to the north part of the town,
leaving a vast interval of black and bloody
ruins between their present station and the
works of the besiegers. The carnage is rep
resented as having exceeded in extent and hor
ror all that has hitherto been recorded iu the
bloody annals of this war.
The siege of Sebastopol has lasted so long,
and was the object of such general interest,
that people in this country were divided into
two parties respecting the issue—those who
maintained that the place was impregnable, and
those who held that sooner or later it must
fall into the hands of the Allies. One party
was expecting, with almost every arrival, to
hear the news that the Allies had abandoned
the siege—the other that Sebastopol was taken.
One party relied on the skill and perseverance
with, as the Allies reinforced their means of
attack, the Russians staengthened their de
fences ; the other party remembering that it
is the fate of almost any place perseveringlv
besieged to yield at last* unless the besiegers
can be compelled, by a more powerful force, to
leave the ground. They saw the two great
powers which were at first leagued against
Russia drawing the smaller powers into their
alliance, overdrawing those governments which
would naturally side with Russia, and keeping
them neutral or inactive, while from all other
parts of Europe troops were assembled to go
against Sebastopol, and it inferred that it could
not hold out against them.
The events of the Bth of September hove
decided the question, and from that day the
war wears a new aspect. The advantage of
supposed invincibility is no longer on the* side
of the Russians ; it passes over to the side of
the Allies. The Russians are unfortunate, and
of course dispirited ; The Allies are victori
ous and exultant. The popular dissatisfaction
which was so strongly felt in England at the
conduct of the war, and which, in all probabil
ity, smouldered under the surface in France,
will have been apj>eased bv a brilliant and de
cided success. The Russians have lost every
sail they had in the Black Sea, and the mu
nitions with which their stronghold was stored.
The Allies will doubtless follow up the advan
tage they have gained, either by instantly as
saulting them in their new position, if it pre
sents any weak points—for the natural impet
uosity of the French commander will incline
liira to give the blow when it can be given with
the greatest effect, while his troops are in the
enthusiasm of victory and the enemy in the de
spondency of defeat—or they will attempt,
what they have never yet thoroughly accom
plished— to cut off their supplies from the in
terior, and force them, by famine and the grad
ual waste of their munitions, to purchase life
uy an unconditional surrender.
In the meantime let us avail ourselves of
;be opportunity of saying that the spectacle
presented by this bloody conflict, in proportion
s it proceeds, becomes more and more sad and
•evoking. It has been said that as the ages
roll on, as mankind becomes more and more
civilized, war is gradually divested of its hor
rors, and that even the invention of new and
more destructive engines of death has the ef
fect to make the actual carnage less. The his
tory of events in the Crimea for the last year,
unfortunately for those who take this view,
Joes not show that war has become less waste
ful to human life, or that men have become
more reluctant to pursue war to its bloodiest
extremities. A long interval of peace had led
those who hoped well for the human race to
raagine that the day of such conflicts as devas
ated Europe in the early years of the present
•entury would never return. The instinct of
urntal ferocity, it was thought, had been weed
id out of the human heart, at least to such a
legree that the peacefully disposed would al
vays be able to hold in check the fiercer spirits
vho panted for war. The events of the last
ear have broken up this delusion. AH the
lorrors of the tune when wars were proseeuted
or ends of conquest have come back upon us.
Man is still, in spite of the boasts of civiliza
ion, a beast of prey. At Sevastopol, tigers
IIKI wolves have been springing at each others
hroats, and tearing each other in pieces.—
riiey are just so far tamed as to obey their
ceejiers, who hold them in leashes, and lead
hetu up to the horrid combat.
The war in the Crimea is not yet ended, and
ts closing scenes may be as bloody as those
vhich have jnst preceded them. The Russians
ire yet behind intreuchments from which they
ire not likely to be easily dislodged. Until
ibis is done, the victory of the allies will be
incomplete and that region, we snpposc, will
continue to be the seat of war. —_V. Y. Eve
viIIe, alias Awful Gardner, a third rate pugil
ist, was tried yesterday in the Special Sessions
before Judge Stuart, for assault and battery
on the person of Mr. Uenry, of Utica, and sen
tenced to the Penitentiary for six months.
Mr. Henry, it appears, came to this city, en
route for California, and was about to purchase
a ticket for passage when he met Gardner,
who, it seems, was a " runner." On refusing
to buy a ticket of him, Garduer, in accordance
with his brutal propensities, struck Henry a
blow iu the face, and fractured his jaw. The
charge was clearly proven, and Judge Stuart
awarded the offeuder his well merited deserts.
—JV. Y. Jour, of Com.
lar case of disease, terminating in death, oc
curred recently in South Hoston. The case
was that of Charles W. Abbott, 22 years of
age, his disease being what the doctors denomi
nate purpura kamorrhogica. Mr. Abbott was
sick about three weeks, during all of which
time the blood was effused in the cellular tis
sue beneath the skin, covering the body with
purple patches. It was alsocontinually oozing
from the gums and all parts of the mouth, as
well as discharging from the nose and bladder;
the discharges from the nose frequently con
tinuing for twenty-four hours at a time.
GREAT SALE OF WOOL. —Five hundred thou
sand pounds of wool were recently sold in Troy,
N. Y., by Hcbrington & Warren, to an East
ern merchant, for $200,000.
Satnrban fllormnQ, (Dctober 13, 1853.
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for its safe delivery.
The Cause of Freedom Triumphant!
It is with no ordinary feelings of congratula
tion that we announce the result of the con
test in this County, which terminated on Tues
day last. The cause of Freedom has been sus
tained by the triumphant election of tlje eutire
Republican Ticket. True to their principles,
the indomitable yeomanry of Bradford have
withstood an assault, which has no parallel ic
political h istorv for the energy and unscrupn
lousness with which it was waged—they havt
come off more than conquerors against all the
combined interests and isms of the county.
For this glorious result we claim no credit,
except such as should attach to those who
sternly and inflexibly adhere to their principles,
and refuse to be led astray by local issues, 01
influenced by uierceuarv and unworthy motives
Such is the credit due to the Freemen of Brad
ford. We have no time this week to dilate
upou this subject, but we will endeavor in our
uext, calmly and carefully to review the whole
We give below a table of majorities from
every district in the County as between LA
PORTE aud PIOLLET. We believe they are very
nearly correct. The remainder of the Repub
lican ticket will have a still larger majority.
Athens Borough, 26
Athens Township, 33
Albany, 18 ....
Armenia, 2'J ....
Asylum, 47
Burlington, 93 [...
Burlington West 53 ... '
Burlington Borough, 4
Columbia, )i(
Canton 206 ....
l>urell 115 gj
Franklin, 87 57
Granville, 62
Herrick 78
Litchfield 20
Leroy 110 ....
Monroe 101 75
Orwell, 160 ....
Overton 30
I'ike 130
Borne 154 58
Ridgberry, 96 ....
Sheshequin, 155 6.1
Smithfield 54 ....
Springfield 33
South Creek 47 '
Standing Stone, 52 96
Sylvania Borough, ....
Tnscarora 87 11
Towanda Borough, 136 58
Towanda North, 38 10
Towanda South, 33 ....
Troy Township,... f .
Troy Borough -.426
Ulster 2
Wysox 83 i 34
Wells, *SO
Wyal using 117 69
Warren 75
Windham, 13
Wilmot, 2
Total 2491 1443
KILLED. —Wc learn that W. M. Brown, en
gaged 011 the Scrantbn Railroad, (recently on
the Canandaigua and Elmira,) was instantly
killed near Scranton, Pa., Thursday evening.
At the time of the accident the train was back
ing up, when it came in contact with a stone
placed upon the track by some malicious villain,
throwing two cars off the track Mr. B. was
thrown from the cars, his head striking a stone,
killing him instantly. His remains were brought
to Elmira, taken in charge by his brother, to
be conveyed to Delhi, Del. Co., X. Y., his place
of residence, for interment.
gular meeting of NAIAD Fire Company, held
October 6th, the following officers were elected
for the ensuing six months :
Foreman —CHARI.ES I). CASH.
First Assistant —THOMAS RIAN.
Second Assist a tiI —HF.NRY MERCUR.
Pipeman —WlLLlAM BROWN.
Secret a ry — CHARI.ES M ERCUR.
Treasurer — OßßlX I). GOODENOUGH.
our going to press, the Third Annual Exhibi
tion of the Bradford County Agricultural So
ciety is in full progress. The display is very
fine. A full and particular account will be
given in our next.
POLLEYS have now in operation an extensive
Marble Factory in our thriving sister village
of Waverly. They offer to the public great
inducements to patronize them.
Music TEACHER. —In another column will
be found a card from Mr. O. BECKER, who de
sires to procure scholars in vocal and instru
mental music, and has for the satisfaction of
the public the very best testimonials as to his
capabilities for a teacher.
SERIOUS ACCIDENT. —As the Express Train
was going into Paterson, N. J , on Thursday
night last, a woman named Hannah Roinson,
of Susquehanna, in getting out of a car, fell
and had her leg cut off. She was taken to the
City Hospital, N. York.
SGIF It is said by a Washington correspon
dent, that the Hon. JAMES BUCHANAN, Minis
ter to Englaud, is about to lead to the altar
the widow of the late President, JAMES K.
The Indian War—Battle of Blnewafer.
[From the St. Louis Republicau, Sept. 26.]
Yesterday morning we received, by steam
boat, the following letter from our correspon
dent with the " Array of the West," on the
Plaius. It was written immediately after the
battle between Gen. Harney and the Brule
Sioux Indians.
It may be some days before we get the par
ticulars of the action, as the commanding offi
cer will probably wait for the regular mail be
fore sending in a fall report.
, 6ptember 4, 1855. )
DEAR SIR : An express leaves us in a few
minutes for the States, and 1 drop you a few
lines by it to let you know that Gen. Harney
had a fight yesterday morning with one of the
principal bands of the Brules under Little Thun
der, and very nearly, if not quite, " rubbed" it
The Indians were encamped on the Blue Wa
ter River, a beautiful sream which rises in the
sand buttes to the north of the Platte, and emp
ties into the Platte three miles above Ash Hol
low. The Indians were discovered as we came
in camp at Ash Hollow, on the evening of the
2d, and Gen. Harney at once determined to
attack them.
Accordingly, the mounted force, under Col.
Cooke, turned their position before daylight
next morning, while at daybreak Major Cady,
with a battalion of the 6th Infantry attacked
the front.
The Infantry commenced the action, and as
the Indians retreated they all at once found
themselves upon the Dragoons, who suddenly
debouching from their ambuscade, charged the
Indians with sabre and revolver, and w hat be
tween the Troopers, the Infantry and the In
dians, there was soou as fine a specimen of a
free fight as one could wish to see. The fight
and chase lasted some three hours, at the end
of which time there were no Indians to be seen
except the prisoners, and the dead bodies piled
up in all directions.
The Indians lost about eighty-five in killed,
including their chief, Little Thunder, and be
tween sixty and seventy prisoners (women and
children) ; they also captured a number of hor
ses and mules—to say nothing of wagon-loads
of new lodges, buffalo meat, and Indian fixins
in general.
We lost four killed, four severely and four
slightly wounded. Two of the wounded will not
likely recover, as the arrows which struck them
penetrated their lungs.
Our camp is now at the mouth of the Blue
Water, where we shall remain a few days, un
til a small work can be thrown up'at Ash Hol
low, which w ill be garrisoned by one company,
for the protection of the road.
In the Indian camp, many papers and arti
cles were found which had been taken from the
mail party.
Wheat Crop of the United States.
The following aggregate table, communica
ted by a correspondent of the New-York
Timet, pretends to give the annual product
of wheat in the United States since 1839 to
gether with our exports of the article from the
same date.
We doubt tbe correctness of the statement,
nevertheless we give it as is giveu, although
we are not informed on what basis the state
ment is jnade of the whole product of the coun
try, as it must be clear to all that no actual
or correct account of it was gathered, unless it
was in 1840 and 'SO, the years of the census,
and even then it was very defective, and pro
bably fell far short of the real product.
Crop. Exports,
i ear. Bushels. Bushels.
1840 84.533.2rt3 11.195.09S
1641 98,980.727 8,447,670
1*42 102.317,240 7,235,992
1*43 100,310,356 G .025,516
1*44 95.697,000 7,751.787
1*45 106,548.000 6,265,866
1*46 94,455,412 13,268,175
164 1i5,330,155 12,309,972
164 114,245,000 26,312,431
164 126,364,000 10,366,517
165 104,799,250 8,656,982
165 100,032,394 13,948,499
165 117,511,501 18,680,686
4653 121,136.048 18,958,993
165 132,029,590 27,000.000
165 110,170,000 2,000,000
165 185.000,000
The years given above are taken of the ex
port, not the growth, being of course one year
later—the fiscal year of the United States eud
ing June 30—thus for example : the crop of
110,170,000 bushels, set down against 1855,
refers to that harvested in 1854 ; and the
2,000,000 bushels exported in 1855, or up
to June, 1855, is from the crop harvested in
Horkible Oltraoe.—A young gentleman
from Kansas gives the following details of a
horrible outrage, perhaps murder, by the sla
very barbarians of that region
" On board the steamboat Polar Star, com
ing from Kansas Territory, on the Missouri
River to St. Louis, an elderly geutlemau ap
parently a minister of the Gospel came on
board at Kansas City, on his return home.—
He was attacked by a Missourian aud horribly
beaten with a chair over his head and face.—
Covered with blood aud scarcely able to stand,
i he was compelled to leave the "boat and was
placed on shore in the woods ! Not being
used to see an old man ill-treated, I attempted
to separate the parties, but was pulled back
and prevented. There were about one hun
dred and fifty persons on board, and the gen
eral cry was to " Kill the d—d Abolition nig
ger-stealer." " Kill the dough-faced son of a
b—h !" The persons, chief and assistant who
raal-treated the old man were looked upon as
heroes. They wanted, likewise, to throw me
overboard, aud I believe would have put their
threat into execution, but for my six-barreled
revolver. The opinion of several on board was
that the old gentleman will not survive his in
juries. If I am not mistaken his name is
Clark. I make this communication in order
that his friends may know what has become of
We have conversed particularly with the
young man affording this statement. He is
the son of a merchant of this city.— N. Y.
Railroads in varions directions, the
present year, seem to be profitable beyond all
previous time. We say seem, because all ex
perience proves that no one can tell how prof
itable a road is so long as it maintains a con
struction account. It is so easy, says the Phil
adelphia ledger, to ran current expenses into
permanent improvements, aud sometimes so
really difficult to distinguish one from the other,
that it is absolutely impossible to tell what the
true profits of such companies are. Bnt ac
cording to the published reports of receipts
and expenditures, railroading is almost univer
sally profitable just now, especially at the
The Final Bombardment.
A correspondent of the London Times gives
a graphic description of the bombardment pre
vious to the last assault upon Sebastopol, and
probably the greatest storm of shot and shell
which ever fell upon a city :
The French exploded three fougasves, to
blow in the counterscarp, and to serve as a
signal to their men. Instantly, from the sea
to the dockyard creek, there seems to run a
stream of tire, and fleecy, curling, rich white
smoke, as though the earth had suddenly been
rent in the throes of an earthquake, and was
vomiting forth the material of her volcanoes.
The lines of the French trenches were at once
covered as though the very clouds of Heaven
had settled down upon them, and were whirl
ed about iu spiral jets, in festoons, in cluster-,
lng bunches, in columns and iu sheets, all com
mingled, involved together by the vehement
flames beneath. The crash of such a tremen
dous fire must have been appalling, but the
wind and the peculiar state of the atmosphere
did not jieruiit the sound to produce any great
effect upon our camp ; in the city, for the
same reason, the noise must have been terrific
and horrible. The iron storm tore over the
Russian lines, tossing up as if in sport, jets of
earth and dust, rending asunder gabions, and
"squelching" the parapets, or bounding over
among the houses and ruins in their rear. The
terrible files of iron, about four miles in front,
rushed across the plain, carrying death and
ruin with it, swept with its heavy and irresis
tible wings the Russian flanks, and searched
their centre to the core. A volley so startling,
simultaneous and tremendously powerful, was
probably never yet uttered since the cannon
fonud its voice. The Russians seemed for a
while utterly paralyzed ; their batteries were
not manned with strength enough to enable
them to reply to such an overlapping and crush
ing fire ; but the French, leaping to their
guns with astounding energy, rapidity and
strength, kept on filling the very air with the
hurtling storm, and sent it iu unbroken fury
against their euemics.
More than 200 pieces of artillery of large
calibre, admirably served and well directed,
played incessantly on the hostile lines. In a
few moments a great veil of smoke—" a war
cloud rolling dim"—spread from the guns
over on the left of Sebastopol ; but the roar
of the shot did not cease, and the cannonade
now pealed forth in great irregular bursts, now
died away into hoarse murmurs, again swelled
up into tumult, or rattled from end to end of
the line like the file fire of infantry. Stone
walls went down before the guns at once, but
the earthworks yawned to receive shot and
shell alike. However, so swift and incessant
was the passage of these missiles through the
embrasures and along the tops of the parapets,
that the enemy had to lie close, and could
scarcely show themselves in the front line of
defences. For a few minutes, then, the French
had it all their own way, and appeured to be
on the point of sweeping away the place with
out resistance ; but after they had fired a few
rounds from each of their numerous guus, the
Russian artillerymen got to work and began
to return our allies fire. They made good
practice, and fired slowly and with precision,
as if they could not afford to throw away an
ounce of powder. After two hours and a
half of furious fire, the artillerymen of our
allies suddenly ceased, in order to let their
guns cool and to rest themselves. The Rus
sians crept out to repair the damages to their
works, and shook sand-bags full of earth from
the parijuctte over the outside of their par
apets. Their gunuers also took advantage of
this sudden cessation to open on our sailors'
batteries in the left attack, and caused us some
little annoyance from the "crow's nest."—
This fire was kept up all day, only stopping at
intervals to take rest.
patches from Norfolk and Portsmouth announce
no abatement in the pestilence. On Saturday
33 deaths at Norfolk and IT at Portsmouth";
on Sunday 31 at Norfolk and 17 at Portsmouth.
Five physicians died on Saturday : Drs. Capre
New-York ; Dillard, Montgomery, Ala., Burns,
Norfolk : and Walters, Baltimore.
At N e\v Orleans during the week ending
Sept. 16th, there were 282 deaths, including
150 of yellow fever—a decline in the latter,
from the previous week, of 105.
At Memphis, during the week ending Sept.
Bth, there were 16 deaths, including 3 of yel
low fever.
On Sept. ITth, there were 7 deaths from
yellow feveij at Vickburg, and later reports say
that it was still ragiug there.
It was also prevailing to an alarming extent
at Jackson, Port Gibson, Grand Gulf and
Morgauza. At Lake Providence business was
almost entirely suspended, but there were few
fatal cases.
On Win. 11. M'Alpine's plantation, in Mis
sissippi, 60 negroes were down with the fever.
Mr. M'A. had died and several of his family
were sick with it.
intelligence from Nicaragua, is to the effect that
Col. Kinney was chosen Provisional, Civil and
Military Governor of Greytown and the ter
ritory thereunto belonging on the 6th nit., by
the citizens in mass meeting assembled. The
Colonel's inaugural proclamation, is a brief and
sensible document. He pledges himself to
spare no effort to procure from our government
indemnity for the losses sustained by the burn
ing of Greytown. Col. Walker has turned
up victorious at last. On the 3d ult., he pro
ceeded from San Juan del Sud with one hun
dred and fifty men, to Virgin Bay, where he
was attacked by Gen. Guardio'a, with four
hundred men. The government troops were
handsomely beaten, with a loss of fifty men,
while Walker lost only one white man and
four natives. It was reported that he had re
turned to Sau Juan with the intention of at
tacking Ilivas, the head quarters of the gov
ernment forces.
W IIEAT FROM THE W EST. —The Wheat press
ing forward to market begins to embarass the
western roads, whose freight equipage will soon
be fully employed. The Illinois Ceutral road
has found it necessary to order three hundred
more cars. A large amount of wheat has al
ready reached Chicago from the southern sec
tion of the road. Oue station alone, Jones
burg, it is estimated, will give the road this
season 300,000 bushels.
LARGE REWARD. —The American Express
Company have offered a reward of $lO 000
for recovery of $50,000 in gold alleged to be
abstracted or stolen during the course of trans
mission from the land office in Detroit to the
sob-treasury in N. Y„ and an additional $5 -
000 for the arrest and conviction of the per
sons who committed the fraud.
Shocking Story.
The following account of the murder of
slave by her mistress, which we copy from the
New York Times, seems too monstrous for be-
FRANKI.IV, Tenn., Thursday, September 20
1855.—A most sickening tragedy occurred
three miles from this place on Mondav and
Tuesday last, which throws the fictitious oer
formanees in " Uncle Tora'sCabin " entirely i n
the shade. A notorious woman nataed Ellen
Borden, having had her jealousy aroused on
Sunday last by the conduct of her husband
towards a negro woman employed in the bouse
begun on Monday to whip and torture the w,>
man, and persevered in her cruelty until some
time the next day, when the negro died
When the fact of her death became known
a Coroner's inquest was held, and a warrant
issued for the arrest of the murderess. Tim
preliminary trial is now going on, and from
testimony elicited upon it, there seems to be no
doubt but the uegro was made to endure the
most awful torments for nearly two days be
fore she was killed outright.
She was first tied ami whipped, then boiling
water was poured over the abdomen and le<r S
until the skin was all scalded off' and the fatty
tisvsuc saked, leaving the mnscels bare ; she
was then taken into a smoke house and locked
up, and probably on the next day the remain
ing injuries were inflicted which put an end to
her misery. These last injuries were the hang
ing of the negro by a rope attached to a joist
in the smoke house, and a severe blow on the
temple with some pointed instrument, which
pierced and fractured the skull. On a post
mortem examination the neck was fonud to
be broken, the back part of the head badly
bruised, and two other gashes with the saine
sharp instrument on the head. The back was
also found to be considerably scalded, thmHi
not so badly as the front part of the body.
The woman, Borden, made no attempt to
escape, and exhibits perfect indifference about
the affair. The excitement iu town is very
-11 KUI. ESCAPE FROM DEATH. —Mons. Godard, C'OL.
• Latham and Messrs. Hoal, Crippen, nnd p,el
i man ascended in a balloon at Cincinnati on
• Monday. They encountered a violent thunder
' storm in the clouds, which drove the balloon
I on, it is stated, at the rate of 70 miles an
hour, and that they attained an altitude of
17,450. Mr. Belman thus deserilics their de
■ scent after dark and during a storm :
Suddenly we felt our car rushing over the
tops of trees, crashing and tearing the limbs
ius the balloon was driven along. Mons. G.
gave us the valve rope, and mounting the
side of the car, lie ordered us to hold fast.—
Iu another moment \vc landed iu a corn field,
and by the force of the wind we were dragged
and bumped along the ground a distance of
half a mile ; now through a fence; then
striking the stump of a tree, or whiriiu"
through the cornstalks at a fearful velocity*
our heads rapped each other, and not unfre-'
ijuently we saw stars all around. Up ami
down we went, when the car struck atree,aud
Mons. Godard was hurled to the ground, a
! distance of 30 feet ; the next moment we
j were crashing against a tall stump of a tree,
I when Col. Latham and Mr. Hoal were thrown
j with great violence from the basket, the for
' mer on the back of his neck ami shoulder-,
! and the latter on his breast. Mr. Crippen ami
myself were left alone in the car, Mr. Crippen
j obeying instructions to keep in the bottom of
the car, and I holding with all my might to
the valve rope, up we mounted. Fortuuately
' we dashed into the limbs of a tall dead tree,
i and in an instant, tree, baloon, car and icrouants
were flat on the ground. Mons. G. had his
lip badly cut. and the flesh lacerated on one of
his limbs ; Col. Latham an ancle sprained,
; head, shoulders aud body generally bruised;
Mr. Hoal his breast crushed in, three ribs bro
ken, and otherwise badly bruised ; Mr. Crip
pen his head and neck " skewed," and general
ly scratched and bruised. I was bruised some
what, but not materially injured.
! New York Times publishes a letter from Kos
! suth in relation to the fall of Sebastopol—the
leading idea of which seems to be that the
allies are very much iu the condition of the
man who won an elephant iu a raffle—they will
not know what to do with the fortress now
that they have got it. He gives it as his I
"decided opinion that the prospects of peace
are rather lessened than otherwise by the fail
of the south of the town," and still insists up
on the belief that it " was a great niista'.ethat
the allies chose that point for an attack on
Russia." After alluding to the fall of SeU
topol, he says :—" What, then, is next tn
come? In my opinion, for the next winter
the campaign will probably be restricted to the
Crimea, and next year it" will still pontine
there ; while on the other hand, the natal
operations in the Baltic will be resumed i' !l
augmented forces, and on a more effective
dav, Oct. 8, 1855.— A fatal accident oecnrrei
upon the Boston and Maine Railroad ths
morning, at Wyoming, a few miles from tb.s
city. The passenger train from Haverhill pa®* 1
in collision with a cow which suddenly jumped
upon the track, and the result was that the
engine was thrown down an embankment, t!"
baggage car upset, and the passenger ear
thrown from the track.
E. Abbott of the Andorer, and Chad's
Richardson of the Haverhill Express who wee
in the baggage-car, were both instantly kill** B
Mr. Reuben Gleason, of the Reading Exp l *" I
jumped out of the same car and was badly !S ' B
jured. Mr. George Richards, fireman. B
both legs legs crushed off, and is now at t - ■
hospital in a dying state. Two brake®* 1 H
named Kimball and Staples each lost a le?B
Not a single passenger was injured. K
BURGLARS SHOT. —On Thursday night. H
burglars entered the house of Mr. Lewis, n- ■
Millport, N. Y., while the inmates were a?! 1 B
Mr. Lewis soon awoke and got up, w ' ie " B
was fired at, and struck with a revolver B
the head. The ruffians then retreated. B
were followed by Mrs. Lewis, who fired ■
husband's gun at them, and another shot ■
fired by her son. One of the party, n ß "' ■
Miller, was found at Reading Centre b'b B
wounded, aud another is also believed to 6; ' B
bceu hit. B
it appears has been at work in IVnnov
Last week, OH the Cumberiaud mouutai® ■
slave, who violated a white female, wa> '
ged from jail and hanged on the nean> ■
and at Lagrange another met a simile B '
lor killing Mr. James, his overseer. I