Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, August 05, 1858, Image 2
News from all Nations. T| ie Danville Intelligencer says that Mrs. jiTrrg brother i a •!u iting signatures in Danville, to a petition praying Gov. Packer to pardon her. There is just now a tremendous rush of immigration to Krazer River .which run* from the British Possessions into Washington Territory. It is said that almost fabulously'large deposits ot gold have been discov ered there recently. —The Directors of the Milton Savings Bank met on Wednesday and elected Ex-Governor Pollock. Pre sident of the Institution. Four installments of s•"> each are to be called in by the middle of September, and the Bank is expected to be in operation early in October. —The fat men of Mansfield, Oiiio, had a separate celebration on the sth. Of this corps, the light est man weighed 2<>o pounds, and the officers weighed as follows:— Captain, 24S pounds ; First Lieutenant, 2'ffi poqnds ; Second Lieutenant, 237 ; Third Lieutenant,2o2 Orderly Sergeant, 230; Surgeon, 2AS. —The Delaware Railroad Company has erected in Middletown, in this State, a depot 200 feet long. 40 feet wide and two stories high, capable of storing from 40,000 to 60.000 bushels of grain in the second story, leaving the lower story for freight. —The Harrisburg (Pa.) Telegraph says thore is a superabundance of Blackberries this season.— They are gathered in immense quantities and taken to the small towns around, where they are sold at five cents a qnart, while in Harrisburg they bring from ten to twelve cents per quart. —James R. Buchanan, recently charged, in Arkansas, with fraud in the prosecution 01 bounty land claims, has been convicted and sentenced to .-even years imprisonment in the Penitentiary. —The Minnesota correspondent of theCleve laad (Ohio) Pl.iiade.ilcr says, that the area of crops throughout the State of Minnesota, this year, is at least one-third greater than last year. The corn crop is ex ceedingly promising. —Ou Thursday night, a large glass house in Pittsburg. Pa., the property of Mr. John Agnew, but leased by E. Wormscr .V Co., was destroyed by fire, to gether with a pile of lumber adjoining. Loss about s'3ooo. —Two men, named O'Brien and Quiulan, who were blasting a nick in a well near S >mersville,Mass., were suffocated by foul air on the 23th inst. —There are now in the United States 124 colleges and universities,with an aggregate number of 11, 000' students. —Foreign papers concur in stating that the harvest in Russia promises to l>e magnificent. —The case of O. O. Woodman vs. Caroline, his wife, suit for divorce, has been decided in New Or leans, Da., in favor of the plaintiff. This decree to have no effect upon the contract between the parties, relative to any other matter, except the question of divorce, which alone is effected by this decree. —All the hay and wheat, and most of the oats in Dauphin Co., Pa., have been harvested in the best of order. The crops were abundant, but the introduction of machinery made the harvest of short duration. Pota toes are doing well and promise an abundant crop, and corn is coming on finely. —Lettie Hamlin, a girl aged I<>, residing in Bclchertowu, Mass., while gathering berries, a few days siuce, in that vicinity, killed two black snakes,meas uring six feet in length each, besides catching two strip ed snakes, which she put in her bosom and carried home to her mother. A Boston paper vouches for the forego ing- —Xear Charlottsville, Ya., there is said to be, still In a pretty good state of preservation, a frame dwelling house, which Dr. Franklin bad framed in Phila delphia and shipped to his grandson who then owned the farm, now the property of Mrs. Craven. —The Cuuadiau parliament have passed to a third reading a bill allowing bounty to fishermen. It will undoubtedly become a law. —The London Globe says that Rev. Mr. Spurgeon intends to emigrate to America or Australia. A naughty man, named John Kendall, who has a wife and family living in Boston, has gone and got married to Thomas Carlisle's daughter, of Brooklyn, JT. Y. Carlisle has found out Kendall, and caused his arrest. —There was no foundation for the report of the New York News that Win. B. .Ystor was about to give empoylment to several thousand mechanics and la borers. —The famous trotting marc Flora Temple, was recently purchased by Mr. William McDonald, of Baltimore, for eight thousand dollars, and was cheap at hut. —lt is said that in consequence of dull times and the extreme hot weather, over 30 per cent, of the first class houses of ill-fame, lu New York have burst up. —-From Utah we lourn that Gen. Johnston entered Great Salt Lake City on the 20th ult. Tht Mor mons had been invited to return to their homes, but were tftlll at Provo. —ln spite of the recent disastrous overflows at the South, the prospects of the sugar and cotton crops are reported to lte promising. —The People's conferees of Clearfield, ITlair'and Cambria have nominated 11. Buchcr Svrope as their candidate for State Senator. —A caravan of camels is being organized to facilitate the transit of emigrants to the territory of Arizona. The camels are to cross the enterveuiug desert toward the Gulf of California. —Sullivan county has declared for the re nomination of Allison White for Congress, and Geo. 1). Jackson, for Assembly, on the part of the Democracy. —By an official report of the appropriations of last Congressional session they amount to $84,300,000. —A Baptist church of fourteen members was formed at Perrysville, Juniata county, on the 14th Inst. —A bill has been introduced into the House of Lords to prevent British ships from carrying Chinese emigrants to any place not within the British dominions —ships so employed to be forfeited, and the master, offi cers ana owners guilty of misdemeanor. —Official dispatches from the llou. Win B. Reed, confirm the report that the Emperor of China has appointed an official to concur with the Peace Commis sioners of the United States and Europe. There is hope for China yet. —lnteresting news from Utah is furnished. The Mormons are returning to Salt Luke City. The army horses are suffering for want of grass. —Mr. Nugent, the special agent from the United States to Frazer's river, will leave New York on the sth of August. —Martin M. Ray has been nominated for Congress by the Democrats ot the sixth Congressional district of lmliaijx —The funeral ceremonies of Gen. Quitman, at Natchez, were of an imposing character. —James Kelley was hanged oil Friday at Kings county jail, New York, for the murder of his wife. He died penitent,confessing his crime .and acknowledging the justice of his punishment. —F. Knox Morton, Esq., was seriously in jured on Friday, at Philadelphia, by being thrown from i s wagon o>.: g J n.s hoise 'akii.g night. Senator Douglas is set down for thirteen speech* *ln diftc rent parts of Illinois, Let ween Ibc27lhef July and the 21-t of A oru i. Mowing Machine Trial at Athens. Understanding that misrepresentations con cerning the trials at Mowing, held at this place on the fore and afternoon of Monday, July 19th, between the Manny's Combined Machine, (Clark & Marry Agents,) and the Kirby American Harvester, (manufactured by us,) are in circulation coming from the friends of the Manny Machine, we have thought it due to the public, as well as to ourselves, that the facts should be more widely known. The first trial was had in the forenoon in the meadow belonging to Judge Herrick, on good smooth bottom, covered with an ordinary crop of straight standing grass. Here both ma chines did good work,and cut sufficiently close with the exception only, that the stubble, left by the Kirby mower, since being raked oil presents an evener appearance than that of the Manny machine. There was, as was evi dent to every beholder all an immense disparity in the draft of the two machines. The hor ses on the Manny machine, driven by Mr. Clark, did severe work and were every mo ment urged by their driver to keep up a fast walk. On the other hand the team on the Kirby machine took its own gait and worked very casiiy, ( as it did all day) without fret ting or sweating in the least. This first trial was in grass where some fif teen or twenty of the best kinds of mowers known, will do good work. We knew from the first cutting such grass presented no real test of the quality of the competing machines; we, therefore unbeknown to Mr. Clark, had engaged beforehand, a piece of heavy lodged clover and timothy grass belonging to L. 11. Sherman, Esq., on the west side of the Che mung to cut in the afternoon ; into which with a good deal of urging we succeeded in getting Messrs Clark & Murray with their Combined Manny Machine. AFTERNOON TRIAL. In the heavy lodged grass at this trial, the Kirby machine worked just as easily and suc cessfully as in the morning, without any clog ging or choking whatever. On the other hand the Manny machine loaded and clogged badly, heaped the cut grass and ran over much standing, and required frequent cleaning, and his team worked harder even tlian in the morn ning. Mr. Clark tried his team at a trot, hoping by so doing to get rid of the pesky long grass ; put it was no go—getting desperate, he took off the outer part of the frame and the wheel thereby destroying the boasted por tability of his machine, weakening and leaving unprotected the wood finger bar; in which or der it is almost sure to break, shouid the ma chine run against any serious obstruction.— After this change in his machine its draft was lighter and it did better work ; still he had oc casional difficulty in clogging and none of the time did as good work as the Kirby ma chine. During the whole day Mr. Clark claimed that the reason why his machine drew harder than the Kirby was that it cut some six inches wider. At the close of the trial to settle the question of actual width of cut the Kirby uia chine was driren into standing grass, and the clean and even cut was carefully taken by reliable gentlemeu. Mr. Clark was then urg- j ed to test his machine in the same way; ! after throwing many obstacles in the way lie was compelled by surrounding circumstances, to yield. The same individuals took a careful and fair measurement of the width of the out. The following is their statement of the cut of each machine, and also certifying to the cor rectness of our report : WIDTH OF CUT OF TIIF. KIRBY AND MANNY'S COM 111 NED MACHINES. j This is to certify that we carefully took the i clean and even cut in standing grass of the two | above mentioned machines. The Kirby ma chine cut a clean, even and square swath. The j finger bar of the Mannay machine was some- | what longer than that of the Kirby bat un- j expectedly on careful measurement we found the even, clean Manny cut, to be just the same as that of the Kirby Machine. All the width cut more than the Kirby, it " lopped in," re quiring to be react or leave a bad ridge. We attended the trial throughout and believe the foregoing report to be strictly cortect. GEO. B. PERKINS, L. 11. SHERMAN P. W. MEEKER, JOHN DRAKE. E. A. MURRAY. Mr. Murray merely certifies to the correct ness of the report. I'O!NTS OF EXCELLENCE OF THE KIRISY MACHINE. We do not claim for our for our combined Mower and Reaper, all the good qualities JK>S sessed by any other machine but we do claim that it excels the Manny machine in the follow ing points in nearly every one of which we be lieve also, that it excels all other machines now known. Ist. It is the best combined ma chine, being a complete mower and a complete reaper 2nd. It is rhe lightest in weight. 3d. Easiest draft whether mowing or reaping.— 4th. Strength and durability. sth. Simplici ty. Gth Ability to work on rough ground and in wet lodged and tangled grass. Ith. Super ior quality of work does, either as a inower or reaper. Bth. Less weight on horses necks, and 9th. Cheapest. We admit that as a mower, the Manny ma chine, when not stripped for cutting bad grass, is more conveniently portable tliau the Kirby as now made. If any farmer buys the Manny machine on account of its portability as mow er, " he pays too dear for bis whistle." It is a well known fact to all those who have often seen the Manny machine mow ing, that it is a very common thing to see a man besides the driver following the machine with a fork to keep it from clogging, particu larly should the grass be wet,heavy, lodged or troubled by vines. This we consider a very serious objection ; we should be much ashamed if our machine required any such attendance. WELLES, BLOOD & CO. Prop's. Tioga Poiut Ag'l. Works. Athens, Pa. July 22, 'SB. SUDDEN FLOOD. —The Hornellsville (N. Y.) Tribune says that last week, a sudden storm came up in Delaware county and in two hoars the village of Downeville was flooded; bridges saw-mills, dams and fences were carried away and many persons narrowly escaped the same fate. Some of the inhabitants had to wade through deep water, with women nud children in their arms, to save them from drowning. REAPPEARANCE OF THE PLAGUE. —The plague after un iutermissiou of twenty years,has reap peared in a district of the Pasholik of Tripoli, named Bengali, and at last accounts was con tinuing to make ravages as an epidemie. There was a rumor that it had already reached Con j stantinople, but for this there was no founda j lion. The most stringent quarantine regula tions had been resorted to. imMorVilcportcr. E. O. GOODRICH, EDITOR. TO \Y r A N 1 )A. : (ElptrsJmn Aloriunn, August 3, 1858. 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REPUBLICAN COUNTY CONVENTION The Republican County Committee having met on the 2(1 inst., it was resolved to call a Roput lican County Convention to be composed of two delegates from each I Election District, to be held in the Court House, at To- ; wanda, on MONDAY KVENLVO, SEPTEMBER*!. 185*, for the purpose of nominating a Republican Co. Ticket. They have also appointed a Vigilance Committee in each election District, whose duty it shall he to call uri- j mary meetings of the Republican electors In each tlp< - I tion district, for the purpose of electing delegates to said j County Convention. The Committees of Vigilance are I requested to confer together and call the primary meet- | ings on Saturday the lib day of September nest, between j the hours of 3 and <>, I*. M., or at such other hour as may 1 he convenient, and at the usual place of holding such I elections. E. (). GOODRICH, ERASTL'S WOLCOTT, R. 1. VPORTE. D. BAILEY. I). I.iI.T.KV, CHESTER THOMAS, M. F. KINNEY, WM. M. CHAFFEE. COMMITTEES OF VIGILANCE. Athens twp— S. W. Park, John Griffin, D. F.' lark. Athens boro —N. C. Harris, A. H.Spalding, C ('. Brooks. ! Asylum —Edmund Horton. J. M. Wilson, J>. H. Corbin. Albany— James Wilcox, Daniel Kellogg. J. Sterigere. Armenia —Robert Mason, jr., Nathan Sherwood, AH nd IJipley. Burlington —("has. Knapp, 1). M. Alexander, W.Spencer. I Burlington boro—Philander Long, lloyt Ballard, G. C. ' Hill. Burlington WEST— Thomas Blackwell, Ed. Loomis, Ste phen H. Stiles. Canton — Oliver Wilson, M. H. Case, L.J. Andrews. Columbia— George Furman, J. C. M'Kean, 1). L.illey. Durell—L'lysses Moody. Reuben Deioug, R. Gilbert. Franklin —Nelson Gilbert, Matthew Marshall, Joseph 1 Spalding. Granville— WM. Banyan, Valentine Saxton, B. P. Taylor. Derrick --Geo. W. Elliott, KzekielCarr. OrellanaStevens. Leßoy- J. G. Hammond, R. Stone. M.L. Wooater. Litchfield— Milo Merrill, Stephen MeKinney, A. F.Camp bell. Monroe tp- C. M. Brown, 1.. Kellogg, Fieeman Sweet. MOM e bo.— A. Mullan, S. S. Ilinmiin. E. F. Young. Orwell— Wm. P. Payson, Josiah Newell, A. W. Alger. Overton —WM. Waltmau, James Hevarly, G. Hottcstine. Pike —D. M. Baily, O. W. Northrop, Wm. B. Stevens. Rome —Perceptor Forbes, Lawrence Vought, D. Strope. , Ridgbnry—C. T. Covell, Reuben F. Squires, H. Owens. Shcahequiu— C. H. Ames, I>. F. Horton. G. W. Black man. Smithtield— E. G. Durfey, M. Bullock, Newton Wood. South Creek—A. H. Thompson, Lewis Fassett, John F. Gillett. Springfield —S. 1). Darkness, Joel Adams, E. D. Wilder. ' Standing Stone— Wm. Kingslcy, Stephen Vought, George A. Stephens. Sylvania bo— Curtis Merrit, Pelcg Peck, jr., O. Furman. Towauda bo —J. V. Geiger, George Ilritton, J. H. Xevins. Towanda tp. — Lorenzo Bowman, H. C. Fox.Ha'-ry Decker. Towauda North—E. Rutty, Francis Granger, WM. H. Foster. Troy bo -William Morgan, Dudley Ing, 11. Pomeroy. Troy tp. -Howard Spalding, Reuben Stiles, John M'Kean. Suscarora—E. C. Wells, Ferris Ackley, A. F. Kecney. I 'L-ter— Thomas Mather, Geo. Nichols, S. N. Havens. Warren H. Dickenson, Miles Prince, James Cooper. Wells — Lorenzo Grlnnell, 11. ltoaber, Nathan Phelps. Windham- Geo. C. Canter, W. P. Kinyon, 11. Koyce. j Wilmot —J. !.. Jones, J. H. Tyrrell, Jonatlian Buttles. WyaJusing U. W. Hollenback, Jacob Biles, Jas. Fee. Wysox— f. P. Spalding, J. B. Smith, John B. Hiaes. COUNTY CONVENTION. We publish this week the cull for the Re publican County Convention, and the list of Committees of Vigilance, whose duty it is to call the primary meetings. Rut a few weeks intervene before a Ticket is to be selected to be presented for the support of the Republican party of the County, and although the offi.-es to be filled are neither numerous nor import ant, already quite a number of candidates have been announced, and as the " busy season," approaches its end, there will be the usual quantum of visiting and palavering. That there should be many candidates for the offices in the gift of the people of this Coun ty is a matter of no wonderment. A nomina tion by the Republican County Convention is equivalent to art election, unless extraordinary circumstances should occur, of which there is not the remotest probability. In fact, it is not probable that the nominees of that Convention will have any competitors. From this fact, 1 there will be, of course, more strenuous exer-! tions made to obtain the nominations. And it is from the knowledge of this fact, also, that we desire to urge upon the Republicans of the County the great necessity of attending the j Delegate meetings. The nominations are vir tually made at those meetings. And as there is to be no canvassing of the character and qualifications of candidates nftcr the County Convention, there should be the more jealous scrutiny of the candidates asking a nomination at the hands of that Convention. This can only be had by a general interest on the part of the Republican voters as to the claims and character of the candidates, and by attendance at the primary meetings. We trust every Republican who has at heart the interests of his party —who would preserve his party from contamination and from cliques—will feel the importance of attending to thi3 responsible duty. Jfcjr On Monday last, the people of Kansas voted upon the English bill. We have not, of course, yet received any report of the result, which is not doubtful, and that iniquitous scheme has received its quietus. Iu Missouri members, of Congress were elected on the same day. The chief iutercst centres into the BLAIR district. We hope for his election, though the result was made some what doubtful from the fact that the Ameri can candidate was expected to divide the Free Labor vote. JKaT" Despatches from Washington deny the authenticity of the letter purporting to be written by Secretary Cass to President Mar tinez, on the subject of the latter's refusal to sign the Cass-Yrissari treaty. The Admiuis tion intends sending a fleet of six or seven vessels to Paraguay, including the Harriet Lane and Fulton. Commander Page has been selected to command the fleet. THE NEW YORK &. ERIE RAILROAD. The Directors of the X. Y. it Erie Railroad have lately issued an address in reference to the difficulties now interrupting the good un derstanding between thai Road and the X. Y. Central, and which has led to the late import ant redaction in fares. In this address is as serted and proven the fact, already patent to every one acquainted with railroad matters, that the X. Y. & Erie has been for years the victim of bad faith on the part of other roads, and put up with treatment which has drawn from that Road its legitimate share of travel and traffic. Within the space of the last few years, several railroad conventions have been held, all the important Roads in the country being represented, and at which certain ar rangements were made and entered into, cal culated if fairly carried out, to place each com peting road upon an equal footing. In these cases, the X. Y. & Erie has universally acted m good faith and scrupulously observed its agreements. On the contrary, rival roads,and particularly the Central, have hardly made a show of enforcing the contract they had enter- Ed into, and have consequently doue immense injury to the X. Y. & Erie. This comprises, we believe, the substance of the difficulty in the Railroad world—a difficul ty in which the X'. Y. it Erie stands almost without friends amongst the railroad interests, because the Central has used those appliances which it so well understands how to employ— to subsidize the press, prejudice Railroad offi cers, and direct public opinion. The X. Y. & Erie finding it was loosing ground by eudeav voring to pursuade the Central to observe its contracts, finally resolved to bring it to terms by a reduction of fares. In this, we believe the former is right, and its action will be sus tained by the public when they come to under stand the grievances under which the road has suffered. Among other regulations, which the X.Y.A Erie has strictly observed, was one refusing passes to the " dead-head" community gener ally. (We can consequently speak Teely upon this subject, without danger of having our mo tives impugned.) This regulation has caused no little fluttering amongst the members of that numerous body. Of course, they are down up on the managers of the Road generally. We are sorry to see several editors along the line of the Road who have lately seen much to find fault with in the Road and its management. It is astonishing what difference there is in a j Road whether an editor lias to pay, or rides free over it ! In the one case, it is badly man aged and out of repair ; in the other becomes a model of good management, and its condition not to be improved ! Much of this fault-find ing, arising from the absence of complimentary tickets has fallen upon the devoted head of the assistant President SAMUEL P. HEADLEY, well and favorably known to the most of our citi zens, as a man of fine talent and yet withal, a : shrewd, practical business-man. Our last ac quaintance with Mr. 11. was in the political world, where none embellishes the " st ump" | bettor than he, and when he was called upon in Mr. MOHAN'S absence to preside over the ! X Y. &. Erie, we were not surprised to learn that he had been earning a reputation in the Railroad world by his discreet and shrewd management of the Morris and Essex Railroad. While Mr. 11. has a voice in the control of the X. Y'. A Erie, that Road will not suffer for the want of a man of sound practical judg ment. Resides, there is no man who more thoroughly understands the requirements cf the Country and the population through which the Road passes, nor who will take greater pleasure in providing for both. Those who are not disposed to do him justice, are doing an injury to their neighborhoods, and to the j interest of the Road, which they would be slow to do, if they knew him better. ,86-jy° Xcarly all, if not all the drinking sa loons in St. Louis, it is said are furnished with straws for sucking juleps, by one man, who 1 sells tliera for one and a half or two dollars a j thousand ; from about two acres of land, on which he grows rye annually, he sells about twenty-four hundred dollars' worth of straws. : They are packed also in barrels, containing about 12,000 straws, and shipped to Xew I Orleans, St. Paul, and the intermediate places, I and the demand increasing. LATER FROM EUUOlE. — Friday eveniug ; the steamship llammonia reached Xew Y'ork, from Southampton, with news from Europe one day later than was brought by the Ewropa. The money market was steady. Turkey was offering large pecuniary settlements to the families of the British and French Consuls mur dered at Jeddah. Disturbances were reported jin Bosinia. A revolution iu Turkey was ex pected. The Circassians had agaiu defeated , the Russians. fciT The President has left Washington for Bedford Springs. He will be absent about two weeks. Secretary Toueey, having recov ered from his recent illness will leave Washintr ton, for his home in Connecticut, iu a day or two. j fl©* From Mexico we have confirmatory news of the fail of San Luis Potosi. An in tercepted letter from Gen. Mora Villamil to Gen. Miramon acknowledges the fact. Samuel Brown, Fsq., a general super intendent of the Michigan Southern Railroad died suddeuly on Tuesday uight, in Adrian, j Michigan. _ B. Scoggins, charged with being I a notorious horse-thief, robber, and murderer, i has been arrested iu Leavenworth, Kansas. Bk£/~ Mr. NUGENT, the agent appointed by our Government to proceed to Frassr's River to look after the interests of our countrymen there will go out on the California steamer to to sail ou the sth of August. It having been apprehended that a difficulty would arise with the governor of Yancour's Island relative to the passage of our citizens into the gold re gions Mr. DALLAS, at the instance of Governor STEVENS, of Washington Territory, called the attention of the British Government to the matter, when Lord MALMESBURY promptly re sponded, in a note which we publish this morn iug. He gives asurances of a disposition on the part of the British Government to deal liberally, but asks for time to inquire into the legal beariugsof the question, and also as to the rights of the Iludsom's Bay Company. Ou the ITth inst., Mr. John Simpson, formerly of Hamilton county, Ohio, residing about a mile northwest of Mendota, on what is known as the Waldo Farm, lost an interest ing little boy, between four and five years; of age, in a most shocking manner. The horses ran away with a mowing machine, and the child fell under their feet. The mower took him, cutting off both legs, onejarui at the wrist, gashing his hip, and across his bowels, so that when the horses were checked and his father reached him he seemed lifeless. Kg- According to the official advices recei ved from China at the State Departmeut, it is true that the Chinese Emperor has appointed an official of a satisfactory rank to confer with the Peace Commissioners delegated by the Great Powers An amicable arrangement of all difficulties is now considered certain. The Secretary of State has been notti fied by Minister YRISSARI of the reception, by him, of the Nicaragua Treaty, which conies amended in articles 15 andlO. These refer to to the passage of troops over the trausit route and to the introduction of forces for the pro tection of the Isthmus. t-ip-A personal rencontre took place Thurs day, in New York, between Stephen 11. Dil lave and Surveyor Hart. The difficulty grew out of some letters of Mr. I). in regard to matters in the custom house. Excitable meu men should curb their tempers during the " heated term." j&jy The Hon. J. F. Farnswortli was Thurs day nominated as Republican candidate for Congress for the secoud Congressional district of Illinois. ftse?* The Free-Lovers at Berlin Heights re fuse to accept the offer of the citizens of that place to purchase their property at a fair val uation. They decline to leave the place on any pretence. fcarThc Moraviau Church and fifteen dwel ling-houses, at Lebanon, Pa., were destroyed by fire, ou Thursday last. The loss was heavy and the orgia of the fire unascertained. TERRIBLE DEATH OF A CHIIJV BY IIYDROBHO BIA —BITTEN BY A CAT. —The Peoria (111) Transcript gives an account uf the death, by hydrophobia, of a very interesting child, the daughter of Mr. Henry S. Woodur, of Mount Ilawley, six miles from that city, between eight and nine years of age, on Friday morning The following are the particulars : Ou Tuesday of last week, Surah Eilen re tiuncd from school, and complained of feeling unwell, so much so, that she did not attend on the following day, although still able to be about the house. Thursday she was no better and her parents thinking she was threatened with the typhoid fever, sent for Dr. Murphy, of this city. The Doctor arrived there about 2 o'clock in the afternoon, and found her sit ting upon the sofa at the side of her mother, to all appearances in perfect health ; her pulse however, was very irregular, with an occasion al vvildncss iu the eyes,and it was not long be fore she gave a sudden start, and placing her hands upon her throat, exclaimed, "It troubles me to breathe, mother." Minute inquiries were now instituted, when the fact vvasjelicited which had not been previously thought of,that some five weeks since she had been bitten by a domesticated cat ou the outside of her foot. | A glass of water was ordered to be brought her, when the sight of it at once threw her in to terrible convulsions. This was at 2 o'clock j in the afternoon, and was the first intimation had by her distracted parents, of the terrible disease with which their daughter was affiictcd. Her agony and struggles in the spasms were awful tu behold, and iu one of them she hit her mother severely in the shoulder, aud at anoth er time scratched the father badly in the hand. Iu her spasmodic efforts, the saliva from her mouth was at times ejected across the room, and the only relief experienced was by the use i of chloroform, which, in the end, seemed to loose all efficacy. She remained all the time in perfect possession of her faculties, and at 3 o'clock on Friday morning,exactly twelve hours from the attack of the first spasm, her spirit departed to the God who gave it. And now comes the most remarkable inci dent connected with this heartrending affair. Some four hours previous to her death, and soon after one of her most violent spasms, she told her mother that she had beeu visited by the spirit of her sister, (the family are believ ers in Spiritualism,) who lett this earth for the better land about one year since, and that this sister had informed her of certain remedies, which, if applied, would relieve her sufferings and smooth her passage to the tomb. The remedies were applied as soon as possibel, and, strange to relate, the desired effect was pro duced. She was freed from her convulsive fits, was enabled to breathe easier, converse freely with her parents and friends, occasionally drink ing a little water, and finally falling into her last sleep as gently as an infant reposing iu her slumber. INDIANA COUNTY. —The Opposition conven tion of this county met on Monday last, and nominated llou. John Covode for Congress, and Mr. \V. A. Taylor for Assembly. The Register says the uuiou is complete, "aud the ticket will be elected. Late and Interesting fr om Advices from Suit Lake to J u ] v been received : The army enteretj ii.' the 26th, the column exteudin< w length. It was all day passu?? ,)'!."•? i city ai d not a soldier left the V< > army got outside to the tcn.pcrarv' ground. A coricspondent of the'y? V. Times says : * * The scene was magnifiennt and C W-- Gentile eyes, but exceedingly hum??—'* the few Mormons who witnessed it?? '* hud repeatedly prophesied " in " r; ** Israel's God" that the army should * the Valley and whose private and public speeches for months past x full of brave declarations of their r-,?"' • determination to see that tLe nrci fulfilled. F h In the army the facilities of the V ... for defence against the troops is a*?.,*" general mirth, and especially the deft? ' Echo Canon, understood to have W. .?" 4 by Major S. M. Blair. There are in many officers who served in Mexico'* v whom declare that Echo Canon, even ', been crowded with Mormon militia O b \H ' presented not a quarter of the diffi. u ? U? ' General Johnston's command that 1 brilliantly overcome at Cerro GordoorM *'*' del Itey. The heights of the Canon a ? deep dells constituted nothing more or L than a trap for those who might attc?. dispute the passage of troops for they J?* require far greater resources to defeud than to assail. ' The army lies encamped on the J-i stretching for a mile or more along iu General Johnston on the iis'th, made a noisance, with a view of selecting a site •' • military post, which he is to establish : During the absence of the General & command of the camp on Jordan devc'-l upon Col. Alexander, of the 10th hf under whose orders the troop- moved oaT-' day to Brigbam's Canon, twelve miles"'? of the City,and on Wednesday six mile er to West Creek Canon, for the pngv?-? obtaining the necessary feed for their herds, the grass in the Valley king 7 sufficient. The army will propably rem.: • its present neighborhood, its permanent ? tions are decided opon and designated, i, eral Johnston manifests a considerate . that his command should incommode the ? pie as little as possible. And althougheU foot oflatid in the territory still belong to? United States, he is not disposed to de:-,j the citizens of their pasture ranges fur cut-' They do not give him credit for any such ** timcut, but some of their leaders indicate : • bitterest and mo.-t captious spirit towardsL? speaking of him as a " d—d hound,'' A:, I*. cause he did not go at once with the eitai army to some point distuut from the citv. The corespondeut visited Provo 4- hs South where the great body of the Morn ~ are at present congregated. There he fee. some living in houses, some in tent-, in and lodges. Brigham Young's house here.; a square block, with a close fence around ; and no windows to the street. The Gentile stranger witnessed a r:-' scene as he walked down the inner front of-e range of family " shambles," amid the dir. c crying children " too unmerous to ment; he passed the long row of booths stantibus:* by side, each with a wife at its door. I.'. be guilty of an unpardonable sin of omis>: did 1 fail to say something in regard to t;? appearance of Brigbam's spirituals. I hi very little opportunity, however, for oUer? tion, as I found myself within the j.rei the Prophet's home sanctuary by accident, ati was not warranted therefore, in ] ;.u- . inspection. Such glance as I obtain*'. > over, showed me that Brigham is a Lu. i some taste, and that his spirituals are gturir ly One-looking women—some of t'.uii. oi ■ quite pretty, and all of them, so far as I : judge, intelligent. I suppose 1 saw in K shanty " quarter " some thirty v. ciaen-l s whether they were all of thciu wives of ta Prophet, or whether these constituted honsehold, of c> urse I am not informed. general impres.-iou here seems to he that .< has nearly or quite fifty wives, lie cr.ly. -Is to have forty children livii g having had: .': seven altogether. This, doubtless, Is the L*- est figure lie can claim, as the " Saints" c sider a large number of children snljeet pride and boast. These wives are still own servants, and the nurses of their OWLU...- rcu. To.see them sitting under the orerh..'- ing eaves of the shanties just at dusk. their numerous children haugiug arouud tL - all crying, chattering or teasing at once, • i certainly suggestive of a foundling Lospiul- THE " OLD LOG CABIN " BURKED T > TS GROIN D—NARROW ESC ABE OK COL. I.>'•••- AND FAMILY. —The "Old Log Cabin," SO fam in political history, has gone at last. It * the residence of Gen. Harrison at North about fifteen miles below the city, uheu he* nominated for president, and was made f. m* by a thousand songs in the campaign ofl"-'.- \ esterday morning, between 1 and - as the train arrived at North Bend, the d Log Cabin was enveloped in flames a"- destruction was complete. It was occup-d'J Col. Win. 11. 11. Taylor, iiurra- * daughter of Gen. Harrison,) and family, we learn that such was the rapid progies*; the fire, and so late its discovery, that ■* members of the household barely c.-. om • their night-clothes ? Of course uotlai saved in the way of furniture or docuweut* ' the probability is, that many valuable left by president Harrison together with les cherished as relics of the Old Hero, *-• of the early history of the West, have U* destroyed with the building. The on'.v l '- ' of Nlrs. Harrison in existence Beard,) with two or three of the at different periods of life, are also p r " ' a y"- destroyed. Mrs. Harrison, the widow c. l|f ident Harrison, fortunately was not P 1 * • dwelling ; the venerable lady at j rmen at the residence of the llou Scott Harm' e sou of Geu. 11., a few miles beyoud the homestead.— Cincinnati Gaz., JAMES B. CLAY. —Mr. Forney, iu Chester address stated that Mr. himself, prepared a portion of tho sjveec * James B. Clay delivered ou several ccvai---- in Pennsylvania, in the last Presidents' paign. This places the " unworthy ' 3 gallant sire," in a still more degraded It was bad enough iu him to oppose u" ers political friends, without bciug the^ mouth piece of his fathers P cr " How James Buchanan mimt have fieri; n : degenerate sou even when he was avairio ! self of his ungracious service ! j jRs?" The capital of the Atlantic Company is about $1,500,000.