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    shallAie ever gratefal. Excuse this, hastily,
ill written letter, and believe 'me - , yours very
affectionately, Ei.t.v.; HARLEY.
P. S.—The children are well, and send
their love to Anut Lucy."
Lucy did not spend much time in reflecting
as to how she should answer the summons, but
at once made up her mind to go to Liverpool.
She could not help feeling a sad satisfaction
that John should appreciate her so highly,
though the selfishness of his nature was appa
rent in the request.
On her arrival in Liverpool, Lucy was much
shocked at the change in Johu's appearance,
His brow was lined with premature wrinkles
and his thin cheeks and deep-set eyes bore
evidence that he was not to be mach longer an
inhabitant of this world. Ellen also looked -
haggard and worn out. was very much
attached to her husband, notwithstanding his
faults, and did all she could to assist him ; hat
she had not that energy and firmness which
Lucy possessed, and in spite of her efforts the
house was in a sad state of confusion.
The morning after Lucy's arrival, on her
coming down stairs to breakfast, she found the
table littered, the fire unlit/and the two chil
dren but half-dressed, clamoring for the maid
(for John's altered circumstances allowed
them to keep but one now ;) they looked rather
ashamed at being seen so untidy, and explain
ed that Ann would not come to them, and
they could not find their things.
" Don't you dress yourselves ?" asked Lucy;
you are old er.ongh to do so."
" Yes," said Eleanor, " we are obliged to do
so now, but we used to have a servant to our
selves. Ido wish papa would get well, fur
then we could do as we used to."
Lucy was shocked at the selfishness of the
child, who seemed only to regret her father's
illness inasmuch as it affected her own conk ,
forts. Frank, who was two years older, ex
claimed, " I declare it's too bad ! I haven't
had my breakfast in time enough to go to
school this week ; and I want to get on with
my Latin so much. I am top Loy but one,
Aunt Lucy, in my class." •
"-Oh, I'm very glad I" chimed in Eleanor.
" I don't like going to school ; amid I hope Ann
will' always be late with the breakfast."
Mrs. Harley now entered in what was once
a pretty pink morning gown, but it was now
faded and dirty ;
her hair was very negligent
ly and she preseked a marked eon
bast to. Lucy, who was attired very plainly.
but with scrupulous neatness, and there was
an:-innate elegance in her that always gave a
grace to her appearance. Mrs. !lucky felt
rather ashamed of the scene, and apologised
to, Lncy, adding, " You do not know what a
'deal of trouble sickness makes in a house ; it
disarranges everything:"
." Indeed I do know," said Lucy, " and can
make every allowance. I hope to be able to
assist you a little. I will take the children I
under my care if you will allow me, so that
your mind may not be distracted from, other
"I am very much obliged to you," said Mrs.
'Harley, "but you will find them very trouble
some ; John has spoiled them ; I can do noth
ing with them."
" Frank seems a fine, warm-hearted • boy,"
said Lucy, " and with a little Bare Eleanor
might be made useful to you, young as she is."
"Oh, Eleanor is a dreadful careless child,"
said' , ,Mr. Harley, " not the least thought or
carefulness about hef; but-she is pretty, don't
you think so ?". , 4 "
Yes," replied Lucy, " but I fear she has
been a little spoiled, as you call it ; but no
. doubt if n oncelnterest her affections she
will an amiable and useful child ; there is
much to like in her."
" And Frank," said the mother, "is really
a clever boy, and so brave and high-spirited.
Poor fellow, he is ill calculated to struggle
through life as I fear he will have to do."
" I hope his path may be smoother than you
anticipate," said Lucy ; " but if not, the strug
gle will serve to bring out the finer parts of
his character. Oh. Ellen ! affliction is a great
" You cannot have had much e,xperience,N I
Should suppose," said Mrs:, Harley, " always
living such a calm, peaceful life."
Lucy sighed as she thought how the smooth
current of her life hid been disturbed at its
John Harley grew weaker daily, but as the
body decayed the mind gained more strength;
he concentrated all his energies to the exami
nation of his affairs, and Lucy, with her clear
understanding and firm disposition, was of
the greatest use to him. In fact he looked up
to her as to a superior being to help him in
his difficulties, and aid his resolutions. He
was often visited with severe fits of remorse
for his wasteful life, and Lucy became a com
forter in this point more than all, pointing the
way of repentance, and holding out the pro
mises of eternal life to the penitent man.
He was much distressed at the thought of
leaving his children unprovided for, at least
with such a small sum as would only provide
for them the necessaries of life, and these bat
barely. Lucy was not one of those who act
on impulse, and often when their feelings are
excited make rash promises which on cool re
flection they either break entirely, , or fulfil
them in a regretful spirit , : she well weighed
her plans ere she spoke of them, and the silt).
ject of John's family was one which cost her
much anxious thought. Her heart counselled
her to offer a home at once to Mrs. Harley
and her children, but she' determined to reflect
fully on the consequences before she made the
proposal. She knew that the calm, studious
life which shehad pictured to herself would
be entirely broken up, that her little income
must chiefly ge for providing for the education
of the children,; that Mrs, Harley's -disposi•
tion would not accord very harmoniously with
her own orderly habits. Self whispered "Why
should you destroy your peace, and give op
your comforts, for the sake of the children of
the man who embittered your youth, and de
stroyed the first warm affections of your heart?"
But self was never long predomivant in the
breast of Lucy Ray, and she quickly cast aside
the tempter, teurmurhw" Why should ex
pect, or desire a life of uninterrupted ease ? 'ls
not the• wish for such a life selfish ? When I
pictured myself passing my time with my
books, my music, and other refined pleasures,
was it not the essence of egotism ? Such a life
would, it is true, expand the intellect, but the
moral nature would lie dormant. No, I will
accept my duties,,l will struggle for the grand
children of my dear uncle. • They will require
much care ; much must be undone in their edu
cation as well as much learnt ; but I will nerve
myself to the task. If all our duties were
pleasant, there would be no merit in perform
ing them.",
John -Harley was gathered to his fathers,
but not before he had been comforted by Lu
cy's promise th 4 the - would make a home
. .
for his wife and children.; and he knew limy
too well to have any doubt as to the fulfill
ment of such a promise. The whole oof Mrs.
Elarley's income, when all Was paid, was not
more than sixty pounds per annum, and with
her habits it was not sufficient to support bar
self. 'Lucy soon gained that power over her
which a-superior nature must have over a weak
one ; it' was not, however,- a chain, but - a pro
tection. Ellen reposed as it were on Lucy,
looked up, to her as a child looks to its mother
for guidance. With the children Lucy had
more difficulty—their passions were unbridled.
Frank was very headstrong if attempts were
made to rule him ; but the mild, firm manner
of Lucy sou his respect, and her kindness se
cured hii strong affection. Eleanor was sad
ly neglected, and Lucy found hertuore difficult
to subdue than Prank.
They were soon settled comfortably in their
new - home, and Lucy that she had her
hands full of work. Economy must be prac
ticed, and everything freshly arranged. Mrs.
Hurley absolutely looked on iu amazement to
see how much was done, and how many com
forts were procured with their small mean.s.—
for Lucy's income was but small.
One day - Mrs. Hurley said, smilingly, "I
cannot think, dear Lucy, how it was you were
never married. you would have made such an
admirabh4 wife and mother. How was it
that you preferred to live in single blessed
ness ?"
Lucy turned away, and a sharp piing darted
through her nt such a question from Ellen ;
but she replied lightly, " Oh, I was cut out for
an old maid. I have all the characteristics of
the class."
Who said aunt Lucy was an old maid ?"
asked. Eleanor, who entered with her brother
just time enough to hear the speech. " I'm
sure she's not a bit like one. I hate old maids
—Om, fidgety old things."
" They are not all prim and fidgety, Elea
nor," replied Lill.. " I hope lam not."
'• No." said Frank. " Aunt Lucy is just
the dearest aunt that ever was. If she,is an
old maid, I only hope Eleanor will bfir one
Eleanor's rosy lips curled at this hope of her
brother's, but she said uothing.
We must now pass over a period of eight
years ere we again look in upon the little fam
ily. Death has again swept away one of the
number. "Mrs. Harley who was predisposed
to consumption is no more. We will look in
at the little parlor where so large a portion vi
Lucy Ray's life had been spent. There she
is, in her old seat by the window, still calm
and cheerful. Her fine brow and expressive
eyes areas beautiful as ever in the estimation
of those who look beyond mere outward show,
for the light of peace and contentment 'beams
there, and intellect and feeling play over her
placid features Ou a low stool at her feet
reclines Frank',: with one hand pushing' back
the rich curls from his massive forehead, and
the other holding a book ; but he is not read
ing, his eyes are gazing lovingly on the sweet
face of Aunt Lucy. On the opposite side
Eleanor, now a beautiful young woman, and a
great change is visible in the expression of her
features, Aunt Lucy s skilful hand has suc
ceeded in rooting out the weeds which early
mismanagement suffered to grow in her dis
position, and something- of her own self-denying
temper now reigns in Eleanor's heart, and the
sweet smile on her lips is born of contentment
and love:
When Lncy gazed, as now, on her protegees I
she could not feel too thankful for the strength
that was given hert o resist her own plans,
and take to fresh duties. Living for others,
and abnegating self—what rich mine of affec
tion had she opened for herself I How lone
ly would have been her latter years had she
only considered her own comfort, and not slic
e we'd these orphans ! Ah, she was richly
rewarded. Their 'love was as a sweet incense.
perfuming her downward path.
Frank had given up his wish to enter one
of the learned. professions, on learning that
Aunt Lucy would not be able to accomplish
the means of his doing so without straitening
her own comforts, and had readily entered a
merchant's office as junior clerk. Ile had
steadily advanced, and looking for
ward to being able some day to become a
junior partner.
Eleanor was intended for a governess, but
her bright eyes had conquered the heart of a
certain young gentleman, the son of a ship
builder, in affluent circumstances, and ere long
she was to become his wife.
" Aunt Lucy," remarked 'Frank, one day,
" do you recolleat how scornful Elly -.looked
when she was but a little girl, when I said I
hoped she . would be an old maid ? She has
done her best to prevent such an awful catas
trophe—has she not ?"
" I hope dear hilly will find more happiness
than is poisible for an old maid to secure,"
said Aunt Lncv, " or rather, than is probable
fur few old maids have such blessings us my
!''that is because few oh] maids are like
Aunt Lucy exclaimed Eleanor. "I don't
think there is such another ; do you, Frank ?"
Frank's reply was a kiss on Aunt Lucy's
cheek, and another , oti Eleanor's.
" I hope," said Frank, after a time, " that
if ever I marry I shall find just such a girl as
aunt must have;been."
" Did you never love, A unt Lucy ?" asked
Eleanor, very softly. Tue question hail often
risen to her lips before, but she , had never
given it utterance.
" Yes, Eleanor," replied Lucy gravely, " I
loved as deeply, as truly as you do now, but
more unfortunately."
" Did he die, aunt?" asked Eleanor.
" No, it was ►iot death which separated ns,"
replied Lucy, "it was my own resolve. I
could not marry the man whom I 'could • not
respect, and my principle overcome my love."
" Oh aunt I what a hard trial ?"exclaimed
" Yes, Eleanor, a trial I am thankful to see,
you will not be put to," said Lucy ; " but
believe me, it is better tosnQ'er as I have done
than- to marry as many do. Do not look so sad
ly, dear. My regrets and 'Sorrows have pass
ed long ago ; therefore we will not speak again
on this subject.• I told you this that you
might feet that'l can sympathise in your feel
ings for as warm as your own have once dwelt
in the heart of the " Old Maid."
Tun &Tres Cnor.—lt is said that the quan
tity of butter and cheese produced the present
season in the great dairy counties'4f this State
eseeeds that of any previous year by about
one third. It is estimated that in the coun•
ties referred to there have been made at least
70,000 firkins more butter than ever before in
one seasou.—Albany Argus.
le' Roo. A. Brown has•been re.nomin•
ated I.y the Democrats for 1.1. El. Smuttor.
Nradoit grpritr.
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The rains of last week, Which were of unu
sual severity in Central and Western New
..were very disastrous in their effects.—
The New York and Erie Railroad was so bad
ly daniag,ed, that for nearly a week, Elmira
was the western terminus of the road. The
Central was also badly injured.'
The Chemung.river was the highest it has
been known for years. We publish in anoth
er column, from the Elmira Gazelle, some ac
count of the damage done in that locality.—
At Athens, very serious loss was sustained
from the water of the Chemung overflowing
its banks. The part of, the village above
BURCHAIICS tavern was conipletely flooded, the
water standing in the road from four to six
feet deep. The cellars and lower floor of the
dwellings were inundated, and much loss sus
tained, the rapid rise of the water not giving
time to secure property. The plank sidewalks
were entirely washed away.
A large stream of water tlow.ed -across the
land dividing the two rivers, and emptied into
the Susquehanna, cutting a channel, and very
nearly making a permanent course across.—
The Chemung Bridge had a very narrow es
cape, as the western abutment is very nearly
washed away.
Serious damage was done to the Canal at
Athens, the water forcing its way around the
Eastern abutment where it cut a channel, per
haps one hundred feet Wide, currying away a
portion of the abutment, damaging the sehute
walls and filling, the schute full of stones and
gravel. The towing path of the Canal is also
injured. Mr. MAFFEI' is vigorously at work
repairing damages, so as to make the dam se
cure against the spring freshets.
The Junction Canal comes in for its full
share of damage. At the Johnny Cake dam,
the water has gone around the end, as at
Athens, and has also carried away a portion
of the dam.
The Canal below, as far as we can learn,
has not suffered material injury, ns the rise in
the Susquehanna was occasioned by the high
water in the Chemung,. The Horse Race
dam, which was in process of repair, is some
what injured.
The 'Kansas Constitutional Convention has'
adjourned. If the reports which reach us, ,
have any approach to the truth, the darkest
net in the conspiracy against Kansas has been
perpetrated by this - Convention. Those who
have entertained the delusion that the people
of Kansas were to be'allowed to frame their
own laws, or that a fair expression of popular
will in regard to the Constitution was to be
had, have beenißeatly deceived. The action
of the Conventioiii s s substakially as follows :
—lt decided to stnit the vote of the peo
whether they would have the Constitution
with the Slavery clause, or without it,—thus
compelling them, if they accept the issue, to
adopt all the document except that clause. =
It has also availed itself of a provision in the
Territorial law under which it was convened;
declaring that they should have power to
" frame a State Constitution, and organize a
State Government," to legislate the existing
Federal Officers out of office, and appoint a
new set in their places ! It terminates the
, existence of the recent Legislatnre,and appoints
Gen. CALHOUN to be Provisional Governor of
the Territory, giving him the power to order
lan election for the other State Officers, as well
as for a new Legislature, and also to convene
a meeting of the 'General Assembly.
FRO3I CALIFORNIA.—The steamship St.
Laois, with the California mails of Oct., 20,
and $1,176,086 in treasure arrived at New
York, Monday morning. We publish, else
where, a thrilling account of the massacre of
one hundred emigrant from Missouri and Ar
kansas, by a party of Indians, at place called
Lanto Clara Canon, about three hundred miles
from Salt Lake City. It is supposed that the.
atrocious deed was done under Illormou,instiga-.
tion. In San Francisco, on the 17th. ult., the
Exeintive Committee issued an Address to
the Oereral Committee of Vigilance, stating
that . they had resolved to remove an penalties
attached to the sentences of banishment. The
reason given by the Committee for adopting
this course is, that the focal government is one
which will punish all crimnals, and they do
not seek to interfere with its prerogative.—
From Oregon we learn , that the Convention
has adjourned, and has adopted the new con
stitution by a considerable majority. - Its Pro•
Slavery . proclivitiel is thought, " ; . insure
its rejectiini by the people.. There is nothing
of importance' rom New Granada,.and no lap
ter tews to report either fiom CentralOr South
Alricrito by --* '
conntiiteft five
dollar bills on the York County Bank have
ken put - hi citedlation in" LYCOming county'
They, are Will'execntedliiid wall calcidated t;,
deeeiVe. The YorkPounty papers In describ
ing them say, about the.aurest guide,ta detect
thorn islu - look at the trace in.. the. vignette,
where two persons and two horses are plow
ing. In the good note the trace ., rpm; down
to the horse's leg ; in the counterfeit the trace
does not go nearly to the leg of the horse.—
Another good method to defect them is the
President's signature, Eli Lewis. In the genu
ine the s in Lewis does not tokli the = printed
Pres.,",wbile .tha- bad the $ touches-it.
The teeth in the rake on the left side of the
note, at the bottom; are coarser in the coun
terfeit than in the good. There is also a new
counterfeit on the 10's of the Harrisburg Bank
in circulation in some localities that our citi
zens should be on their guard against.
s The Lecture of Rev. THOR. K. BEECHER,
on Monday evening . last, was well attended,
and gave encouragement that our citizens are
disposed to sustain this laudable enterprise.—
The lecturer chose for his theme the subject of
" PLAY," which he treated in an original and
very interesting manner, commanding the un
divided attention of the audience for nearly
two hours. Many of Mr. BEECHER'S views are
somewhat novel, and not strictly in accordance
with. generally received opinions, but the ear
nestness a nd sincerity with which he advances
them, at once disarms invidious criticism.—
His style of lecturing, is attractive and
pleasant, while his truthful sketches and elo
quent language enchain the hearer's attention.
FOREIGN NEWS.—The Cunard steamship Ara
bia, with London and Liverpool advices to the
3 fitS tilt:, one week later, arrived at New-York
on Monday morning. Contrary to general ex
pectation, the news of a Bank suspension in
the United States has created no uneasiness
on the other side: It is felt ond understood
there that the course adopted by our Banks,
under pressure of public opinion, was the only
one suited to the emergency.
The most important news received from In
dia since the outbreak of the mutiny, is brought
by the Arabia. Delhi has fallen. On the
morning of Sept. 14th the assault was com
menced, and an entrance was effected to the
north of the City. The *text day fire was
opened on the magazine, and on the 16th that
position was stormed. Here the official des
patches end, but reliable private letters state
that, after three days more fighting, the Brit
ish troops were in full possession of Delhi. It
is supposed that the King of Delhi and his
two sons escaped in the disgusie of women's
attire. No quarter was shown to the Sepoys
but the woman and children were spared.—
From Cawnpore we learn that Gen. Havelock
having joined by .the reinforcements under Gen.
Ostrom, lett that place Sept. 19, for the re
lief of the be:leag:nred garrison of Lneknow. It
was confident that the latter could hold oat,
until relief reached them.
Da - General Walker on Wednesday took
his departure from New Orleans for Nicarau
gna, with his military staff, and over three
hundred men, besides a considerable umber
who are to join him at some point in the Gulf
of Mexico. Walker appeared in the United
States District Court in the morning:, and gave
bail to appear for examination on the 17th,
and in the afternoon he embarked in the Ma
bile. mail boat.
.At 2 o'clock on the morning
of Wednesday, steamer Fashion got off with a
body of men, and a large quantity of arms,nm
munition and provisions, and intercepted the
:nail boat, nod took on. board Walker and his
party, and immediately steamed for her desti
A largely attended Democratic meeting u7as
held at Milledgeville, on the 12th inst., Es-
Governor Johnson presiding. Resolutions ap
proving of the administration of Mr. Buchan
an, but urging the removal of Gov. Walker
were adopted. Hon. A. li. Stevens, member
of Congress elect from the Eighth District,
was among the speakers.
DANK ROBBERY.—The Goshen Bank, of
Orange County, New York. was on Tuesday
Right robbed of $80;000 in bills and all the
specie contained in its vaults.
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convicted of manslaughter week before last,
in Chester county, in causing the death of
Bartholomew, has been sentenced to six years
imprisonment in the Eastern Penitentiary.
Sfr At a meeting held at the close of the
Teacher's Institute at Terrytown, the follow
ing resolutiong were unanimously adopted
WHEREAS, we, together with the mass of
the people in this part of Bradford, were op
posed to the passage of the law creating
County Superintendeucie, and; whereas, that
opposition was published to the world, in the
resolves of public meetings ; therefore,
Resolved, That it is but an act of justice,
dui to ourselves, and our fellow citizens else
where, to declare, that our feelings of opposi
tion hare undergone a decided change—that
we now consider the. County Superintendency,
when . properly filled, of great practical bene fi t
to our common schools.,
Resolted, That the ability, the indastrfand
the integrity, manifested by oar present Coun
t? Superintendant, in the discharge of the du
ties pertaining to saki office, entitle him•to the
commendation and support of every - friend of
• Readlved,, That the proceeding of this meet
ing be signed by the.ofFicem, unit pubistmd in
the :,coiinty , papqrg:
3. M. E. Horror:,
Psoint, T4EO. CL4ltg, .
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rains of. • last--week, which fell torrents.
titrUngt(thil :section of the State, and;' more
particularly-On the bead waters of tife-Vhe
,wereliot without their disastrous conse-„
qttences.' - On
_Mondaz . the , river: commenced.
raising, and toy Tuesday nfternoon itovaSbank
fall, and np to the highest water mark. It
did not abate until-midnight of Tuesday, when
it was two feet higher -Ihan ever, known -he=
fore, within the memory of the "oldest inhabit=
taut." The damage to the country is immense,.
and it will take a long time to replace what has
been swept away in a moment. The upper
and lower part; of the ; village were inundated
and at ti.distance af . half a mile of the river,_
the_oecupauts. , of honses,were basily..evgaged
in removing - their household goods.
_, Sidewalks
and fences were displaced, and in some instan
ces houses were removed from their founda
tions. In many of the houses, the water
stood two foot deep on the first floors, driving
the occupants either into the npper stories or
away from the premises altogether.
In Southport, (the Third Ward,) the south
side of the river, the damage cannot be esti
mated, and has been epoch more disastrous,
than in any other locality in the village. At
the Woollen Factory, situated upon Newton
Creek, and in that vicinity the damage is not
very great. The Junction Canal has suffered
severely,,although to what extent, is not at
at present known. The Railroads come in for
a full share of the damage, the N. Y. & Erie
suffering extensively. At Corning, the rail
road bridge has b u partly crrried away; and
the track, east and an 'est of us, in a num
ber of places, has been washed out. The
Buffalo, Corning & N. Y. Railroad is damaged
considerably, but to. what extent we have not
learned. The damage up stream has undoubt
edly been immense, though as yet we have
been unable to learn any particulars. We
hear that about 150 feet of the Chemung Ca
nal Feeder, near Corning, has been carried
away. Almost all kinds of property has float
ed past us—barns, bay, fences, wagons, timber,
pumpkins, and in fact a little of everythiug.—r
There can be no doubt but what the farmers
along the river _ have lost a great deal of live
stock, from the fact that the rise was so sud
den, and the idea that the flood would abate
long before it reached any previous height. In
this they were mistaken, and when the stream
reached its highest point, all thought of saving
property of any description was out of mind.
In many cases those endeavoring to save arti
cles were obliged to desist, for fear of being
carried away by the current.
Tne destruction of the corn crop among the
farmers along the Chemung flats is said to be
almost beyond calculation. Pretty much the
entire crop of the season has been swept
The bridges over the Chemung River here
have all been considerably damaged. The
Main Street Bridge has a big tree run through
the floor, and has also suffered other contusions
The Railroad Bridge is seriously damaged, so
muck so that trains only pass upon one track,
the other side being considered dangerous.—
The Lake Street Bridge has suffered severely,
and has settled away several inches.
The track of the Young Men's - Agricultural
Course, about a mile above the village, is
probably destroyed. The fences and stands
were all carried off, and the course itself not
less than four feet under water. The extent
of the damage cannot be told at present.
At Horseheads, the damage done by New
ton Creek is very great. We hear that the
Crooked Lake Canal has been nearly swept
away, and so greatly damaged, that navigation
for the season is at an end.
We are glad to learn that the Churning Ca
nal has suffered but little damage, and that
navigation will not be interrupted.—Elmira
TRAINS-WASHIPAGTON, Nov. 14.—Despatches
corroborative of Jndge Echol's were received
this afternoon. They say : The Mormons
have opened the ball by burning three supply
trains—two on Green river, and , max% the
Big- Sandy—the centre trains—consisting in
all of seventy eight wagons.
There was a counsel among the , officers r And
it wasAletermined, after hearing the opinions
of all the guides in relation to the country, to
go round by Soda Springs, where the road
forks for Oregon and California, and enter the
Salt Lake valley through an extensive valley
where the snow Lwill not be an impediment.
This determination, the expressman says, was
approved of by Col. Johnston, who told him
to say to everybody " that he intended to Win
ter in the valley or not at all." •
The Mormons are ongregated in large num
bers, even on this side of the mountain, burn
ing the grass ; and are determined, it seems,
to prevent the entrance of the troops into the
valley any how. They are regularly enrolled
in thousands, and if Col. Johnston enters the
valley he can act only on the defensive with
his handful of men.
The War Department is expecting des
patches from Col. Johnston himself, sent
through Gen. Scott, at headquarters. Should
these not arrive here to-morrow or by Monday
morning, the whole report will be discredited
by the Department. Col. Johnston certainly
never permitted an express to comeback with
out sending official'despatches by him.
WASHINGTON, Tuesday, Nov. 17.—Advices
have been received from Col. Elexander sub
stantially confirming all the reports iu the news
papers respecting the destruction of contrac
sloes trains by the Mormons. Brigham Young
has issued a proclamation to the United States
troops, defying the Government and counsel.
ing his neople to hostilities in the most deter
mined form and ordering the troops to keep
out of Utah. He says that if they desire to
remain until Spring they may do so, provided
they give op their arms and ammunition.. Col.
Elexander in reply states to Yonng that the
troops were there by order of the President,
and would be disposed of as the Commanding
General saw proper. -
SUICIDE AT HonNELLsvna.v..—An interesting
and pretty young lady, by the name of Oist
muNg MILLER, who has for several years past
been employed in the family of Mr..l. M. Os
borne, committed suicide at the Osborne House
on'Wednesday night last by taking laudanum.
She was first discovered in the deathly stupor
into which the opiate IM,d. placed her, about
11 o'clock at night; but on a physician being
called, she was sufficiently aroused to acknowl
edge the sash act she bad committed was vol
untary, and that she purchased the laudanum
at, one of the. drug stores, the day previous for
the express purpose of ending her days. She
:died lib Out three o'clock on Tuesday morning.
!The * cause that urged her to tate her 'own life
69 ti 1 § 31 6ne4 A Pst Ortcrn muninitiga
was held, but by it no development ~
daced that militated in_the least against
character. - -for chastity or virtue.
.11011,on held ad inquest over the bod y,
the verdict of the jury was that " she cat , t `,l
her !death by voluntarily taking landat_
knowing . the tame to be a deadly poison, t .
the intent to destroy life."
- tar Tbe trial of Mrs. EMMA A. Ccn : ,
UAW for-producing a false heir to the Ba r i
estate, has been again postponed. It ,
take place (if_notbing occurs to preveet)
the third Tuesday of December, in the Ora:
County Court of Oyer and Terminer.
APPoIIMEN - rs BY THE Gonasort—R l T•
JAMES T. Ilets,, of Centre County, H oe. i s -_,
SLIFER,- of ITIlifM) county, end JACOB C. 8 4 .;
BERGER, of Danphitr toady, to be Ce tere i,,,,
ers to investigate the condition of the Bur t '
This commission has been appointed i n „,t
seance of the requirements of the third Sim"; •, '
of the act of the 13th of Octobr, 1857,
titled " An act providing for the ttgumpho z T
specie payments by the. Banks, and for 0 _
relief of debtors,'" the President and a maj o r
of the Board of Directors of the Philad e i p ,4 .-
Bank bating eertified to the Governor, uri ,r.. `:
the oath of the President, their apprehet, -
and belief that the Bank of Pennsylvania l ,) -
an unsafe condition. The commission, ,1,
learn, will bear date on Thursday, 19th aid
on which day the persons appointed an ..
pected to commence their arduous duties.
RlEt e
In Towanda twp. at the house of Jaa. Santee, on SW,
14th last., by the Rev. Alexander Lane. of Balitr.
Mr. It. W. M‘CLELLAND, of Canton', to Mist Calt,
RINE M. SANTEE, of Towanda twp.
At the houce of M. Adriat Rockwell, in Canton. a .
4th iu.4t., by the Rev. C. McDougall, Mr. .
FORD, Esq., Superintendent of the
Elmira Telegraph, to Miss J. A. BESSEY, of
On the game evening. by the came, at the house at i 1
A. Duty, in Canton, Mr. GEO. WILCOX, of Let 1
to Mice JOANNA ELLIS, of Canton.
At Chentung. no the 27th ult., Mr. DANIEL BRA
SHAW, in the 43d year of his age. Ifis remaiat
brought to Stevensville, Brnd. c0., - and there tit
Departed this life at Frenchtown, Pa., oh the mortir,
Monday the '26th ult., HIRAM Guzzler, aged 3172.
Death is not often a welcome guest. The ways
vidence are mysterious. And oftentimes wbere to
eye of human - reason life is most needed, the Aare.
Death is swift to do his work. So it was in' this
An amiable and effectionate bosom companion, a e.'
and promising little son not yet a year old-rageei -
worthy parents, a kind brother, and a large circle ors
tires and friends, by whom he was greatly e-teems:
career of happiness for himself and family, and 4 , ••
nets in the community, but just begun, were Masi..
Lions which could do no legs than make life stron;y •
sirable to this excellent man. But Hiram Gilbert
not known to complain or ever regret that in the or.
of Divine Providence he was so soon to be remwed
his earthly home surrounded with so many endearm
He bowed meekly to the will of his heavenly Fizz
For some months previous to his disease, it manna.
that consumption in some of its insidious forms. rasps
ing upon him, though he had but few of the orb
symptons of that disease. He was confined 'tab 5.
but a few days, and when the closing scene came, her
calm and composed, retaining full possession of hien
lectual faculties to the last. His funeral servicesrerer
propriately attended by the Rev. D. D. Gray. on We
day following his death, and his mortal remains, to.,
eti by a large concourse of sorrowing friends, weft ts
r' cd from his elegant new dwelling, house, to a plate
burial sch:ctedhy himself, in an adjoining field. The:
ceased manifested a deep and lively interest in the re
fare of the dear friends he was about to leave, and
them repel;ted and comforting assurances that their .-
would be his unspeakable gain : and that in the Lt.: -
world to which be looked forward, sighing and ss-t
ing and weeping were unknown. 1
Mail Arrangements—Towanda P. a
iVAITERLET, daily, arrives at 124 31. , ; departs I. P.l
closes at 11. A. M.
TVICKEtANNOCK, daily, arrives at 12, M.; depart LI
CANTON. triweekly. airiees Tuesdays. Thamiapt
!Saturday-. at 1, P. St.; departs un alternat: dayeu;
closes at ni, A.
WELTSBURG. arrives on Tuesdays. thursdayi
daya. at 5, P. M.; departs on alternate days, at 7, I 1
closes at tik, A: M.
MONTROSE, arrives on Mondays, Werlndays and
days, at r,, P.M.: departs on alternate days at I, It
closes at 6. A. M.
1/179110RE, arrives on Mondays, Wednesday; and Fria*
at 12. M.; departs on alternate days, at 1, P.M.; age
at 11i, A. M.
ATHENS WAY, by the way of Sheshequin, &Feu
Tuesdays. Thursdays and Saturdnys, at 9..1.314 Ur!
same &Lys, at 8, P. closes at Ai, A. M.
EATON, semi-weekly, arrives on Tuesdays and: -
days : departs on Wednesdays and SaturtLys.
LIBERTY COMVER.S, arrives on Wednesdays and ti
days, at 3, P.M.; departs same day ; closes at !, P.l
gw - Persons indebted to this office for paper .
and box rent are requested to pay them inimedistely.
HURY B. 11*K.E A 5,
Ncui 2tbvertisetnente.
THE Finest Assortment of WINTER GO Om in trc
will be found at the store of Wto. , .1. Rockwell , u.•
door north of Bridge street,
Many thanks for the liberal share of public patrit
which has been extended us : and we shall redraw
continue to give satisfaction bath as to the quality sS
prices of our Goods. Call and see.
Towanda, Nov. 19, 1857.
COARSE SALT, for packing PORK, 0
up in sacks, one bushel In a sack, for sale at
Nevemhee FOV.
Towanda Female Seminary. '
THE WINTER TERM of this school, under char? '
the MISSES HANSON, will commence on MODS
November 30, 1854.
Towanda, Nov 19, 1857.
ED PRICES. Their stock consists of
Vats,Caps,__' Boots de Shoos, Nord
Pith, Nails, Glass, Dyes, &o.
fill - Persons wishing to buy Goods for CASH ! can
25 per cent. by purchasing of us. 'The goods will he ,
to make it an object to cash buyers. You w il l find us'
the west side, corner of Main and Bridge streets.
Towanda, November 12; 1857.
Stioemoiters and tiathor Consumer *
TUST received at k. E. SoIomonTeCLOTHING
P ,
.1 a large stock of SOLE AND UPPER LEATO
which aIII be sold very kw for CAREL
por4o, 1887.