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Thursday, July 28, 1S53.
FOR CANAI. COMMISSIONER,
MOSES I'OWIVALL, Lancaster County
TOR AUDITOR GENERAL,
A LEX. K. IUcCLUKE, Franklin Co.
CHRISTIAN MYERS, Clarion Co.
(r The corner stone of the new Metho
dist Episcopal Church, to be erected in this
pi ice, will he laid on Thursday, the 18th of
August next. See notice in another column
An epidemic has been raging among the
horses of fcSlausorj and Cassidy, Port Jorvis,
The disease bailies the most skilful Doctors,
and up to the time of writing they have lost
seven horses, valued at 1,000. We have
also heard that one of the horses belon"inir
to the Easton line, died Irom the same dis
case, at Dingman's Choice, during the past
wcck. juijora licrald.
OC?" Your statement respecting the horae
belonging to the Easton line, friend Adams,
is incorrect, the horse is now in this place
and doing well.
flj?5' The Whig State Committee mctat the
American House, in Philadelphia, on Tues
day, the 19th inst., and fixed on Huntingdon,
as the place for the meeting of the State Con
volition, to nominate a candidate for Supreme
Judge, and the 25th of August, as the time.
We loom from the Daily yews that the at
tendance of the members of the Committee,
was qitc large, and that lhcold Whig fire
was suon to be burning brightly ns ever in
the tiiol palmy days of the party.
5T A fiftecinl Cmirt is now in session at
KitsJmi, to try caso.cs in which Judge Mc
Cartney had been concerned ns Counsel.
Judge Smyser of the Bucks and Montgomery
John Price Wclherill Dead.
John Price Wethcrill, Esq., one of the
most esteemed and honored citizeus of
Philadelphia, died at the United States
Ilotel, in that city, ou Sunday morning
last, after a brief but very severe illness,
said to have been dysentery, in the 59th
year of his age.
JKaT" A prospectus has been issued at
Flarrisburg for the publication of a new
Locofoeo paper to be called the State Caj)
iud Gazette, and to oppose the re-election
of Biglcr. Look out for the harmonious
democracy, as a thunder storm is brewing.
Murder in Luzerne County. A brutal
murder was committed iu the town of
Woodstock, Luzerne county, about ten
days ago, by a man named George A.
Wentworth, a shoemaker, who cut his
wife's throat with a razor. The Murder
er has been arrested and is now confined
03" Difcrcncc of Latitude. It is now
the 'M of June," says a Massachusetts paper,
"and the apple trees are full of blossoms
the treos are white the blows are full.
few such days as this will bring the corn up
"It is now the 3d of June," says a letter
from a Mississippi friend ; " my early apples
have boon fit to cook some days peaches are
ripe and good. My corn is well filled. A
r i i . t . . . .
iew tucii uays as tins will make it fit to
frr A letter from Canton, China, says that
it is the opinion of intelligent Chinese at
Shanghae, that the Revolutionists will suc
ceed iu holding Nankin, and that part of the
Empire, but that they will not be able to
overthrow the Emperor at Pekin, so that the
trouble may result in a division of the empire.
OCT From Mexico. At last accounts from
M exico, the Cholera and Black Vomit were
carrying off the people of Vera Cruz rapidly.
rvinta Anna has taken up his residence at
The life of a child was saved in Albany
almost miraculously. It was left in
waggon in 3roadway, while its careles;
parents went next door to do some shop
ping. During their absence something
frightened the team, and away they wen
down the street like a gale of wind.
Just as they passed Herkimer street, a
young lady saw the danger, and in an in
stant prepared to rescue the little fellow
Throwing her hat and shawl on the side
walk, she made a spring at the tail of the
wagon, just as it was darting by her
and, as good luck would have it, caught
it firmly ; the momentum of the wagon
jerking her inside of the box. She itn
mediately clasped the child in her arms
and seizing a favorable moment sprang to
the ground without injury cither to her
self or the little foundling. Such a hero
ine deserves celebrity.
I he 2ew lorkcrs arc trying to get rid
of their pounds, shillings, and pence, and
establish a pure decimal currency instead
A sensible move.
The Lycoming Gazette very aptly remarks
" The Country is brim full of work to do.
Our mechanics want workmen ; our farmers
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want jiarvcstore, anu win pay round wages
for them: our railroad companies want, and
will continue to want, hundreds of active
willing hands to do the work they have under
contract Work is plonty and high wages
are roadv lor all who are willing and able, to
do. And it is so all over the country. Wee
tern railroad contractors are paying the high
cat prices and offering extraordinary induce
ments in order to attract' laborers in their di
rection. Truly, this country is the paradise
of the man who earns his bread by the sweat
of his trow. Here in a few months he can
gather a harvest of dollars that will buy him
u home among the fast settling prarics of the
west, which, if properly attended to will make
him and his children independent Results,
the accomplishments of which in other coun
tries would require the patient toil of a life
time are here the fruits of the labor of a sm
gle season. Let us gratefully thank Heaven
for this unexampled prosperity, and pray for
its long continuance."
GO" The average yield of tea is about one
hundred and twenty pounds to the acre.
The average cost of producing a pound of tea
js seventeen cents.
ID3 Mr. Buchanan has finally concluded
to go England, and will sail from New York,
on the 7th of August.
? The quantity of Strawberries sold in
New York, this season, is estimated by the
JhrtUd to have been two millions and a quar
ter baukeU, or three hundred thousand quarts.
The money expended in strawberries this year
was about oue hundred and twenty thousand
OCT About 8,000 persons visited the Crys
lai Palace on Saturday week.
Trade in Berries. It is said that the dew,
black and whorlle berries, taken from Ben
ott's Pier, Milford Neck, alone, in Kent coun
ty, Delaware, have returned to the owner the
past season, over $5,000. During the season
Jt has been no uncommon thing for the steamer
Zephyr to be freighted with 300 worth of
Mr. Jonathan Dorwart of Lancaster
city, has a hen of the Cochin China vari
ety, which (has laid-dflO oggs in as many
The Creeks. The Cherokee Advocate
informs us that a sbort time since a deputy
marshal of the Northern Districts of the
State of Arkansas went into the Creek
Nation and arrested a Creek, charged with
selling whiskey to the Indians. The
chief of the district, thinking it an insult
to his municipal authority and a violation
of the rights of the Creek Nation, inter
fcred and setthc Indian at liberty. The Ad
vocate expresses its regret at the occur
rence, and thinks it will put the territorial
rights of the Creeks in danger: not because
the chief is not right, but that it will bring
on a conflict with the U. States, who are
trong, and the Indians who arc too weak
to defend themselves against iniustice.
A short time since, a horrible murder
was committed in Kamouraska, Lower
Canada. The facts are narrated as fol
lows in a letter from Kamouraska, dated
the 3d of July, published in the Quebec
Journal: The other day, an individual by
the name of Pelietier, provoked a quar
rel with his father-in-law, Lebel. The
last-named who it is said, was of a very
irritable temper, proposed a death fight,
in which, both parties should be destroy
ed, eo as to put an end to all the "dissen
sion which had existed so long a time be
tween them. Pelietier, without hesita
tion, seized Lebel by the cravat, and arm
ed with a very sharp-pointed knife, in
flicted on him twenty-four wounds. Lebel
implored his pardon, confessing his bad
treatment of the prisoner; but the mur
derer paid no attention to his words, and
with savage joy replied : "I'"ou shall die j
as you deserve it, as a dog ! Recommend
your soul to God," and recommenced his
attack. Exhausted, bathed in his blood,
the unfortunate Lebel fell to the ground,
again begging for mercy. The murderer
then abandoned his victim, covered with
twenty-four wounds. Having thus exer
cised his vengeance, he changed his
clothes, and took to flight, carrying with
him the remorse of his bad action. The
police displayed great activity to overtake
him, but their efforts were in vain. How
ever, last night the jailor was awakened
by a person rapping at one of the jail
windows. He gave the qui vivc. "It is
I," said Pelietier, the murderer, in a
trembling voice ; "It is I I cannot live
in this way. Let the will of God and the
justice of man bo satisfied." He threw
himself into the arms of the jailor, shed
ding a torrent of tears for the crime he
lad committed. He has so delivered
limself up, and awaits the award of jus-
ico which, in all probability, will find him
ruilty of one of the most atrocious crimes
ever committed in this country.
Terrific Hail Storm. Great De
struction of Property.
On Saturday last, about 1 o'clock,
P. M., we had one of those heavy show
ers of rain which can only be described
by saying that the clouds precipitated
themselves in a mass upon the earth.
Our streets and roads for a few minutes
were converted into rivulets ; and upon
the subsiding of the waters, deep gulleys
appeared in all directions. About two
hours after, dark and scowling clouds
gathered in the west, threatening more
disastrous effects, and soon the storm burst
with a fury exceeding the worst anticipa
tions. Tho wind raged with unwonted
violence, accompanied with a devastating
storm of hail. The track of this icy vis
itation extended over a space 8 or 9 miles
had some 10 orl7 deaths, swelling the list 111 lcnSth b? fronY torr 3 ,n,lles m m?
- - I nf in Tin CI r -m rwn t r -n fill. Vr, rv- rt n .-w I .
SinPlM " 6 uuv laiuia, uuu iii-
uiuuuig wimin its range tue vuages or
Balevillc, Pleasant Yalley, Washington-
he first farm
out to him without being swamped in the Ar0 TT i?noffTT j:j w:fi,: M from the hail was that of the widow Sna-
. . I I Kin Ql f ll o tnri rr f Iia -n s4-U rr4- s.4..A C
torrent, and not, having anv lite boat, one l,,.a nfMn , niLr nnv n fiv ohi Hron wauuihu ui
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cnf for fvnt l?nflT.,l Mnnnwliil sink i n tlift nnrn nf f hn frinnds in town. "UB.WU "WHbUip
some persons on the shoro succeded
The Cholera Increased Fatality
Po pulation Reduced 500.
Correspondence of the Repository and Whig.
Willxamsp ort, (Md.) July 18, 1853.
You received no letter from me last
week, in consequence of ray absence from
home, and from the belief which every
where prevailed, that the epidemic had
ceased among us. Since then, however,
the awful scourge has returned with addi
tional terror, striking down our oldest
citizens. Death has visited our own fam
ily, and sickness prostrated six others.
I have had a second and severer attack
than the first, and am now just out of my
room, to which duty eversy minute calls
me. to aid those still suffering from the
disease. During the last week, we have
Three Men Swept over Niagara
On Monday night, the 18th inst., three
men belonging to a scow which came
down tho river got into a skiff alonside
the scow, and it is supposed fell asleep,
when the boat got sepcrated from the
scow, and was hurried on by the current
with fearful rapidity towards the falls.
This happened about half past nine
o'clock in the evening. Two of the men,
one named Andrew Hannaman, the other
a stranger, were hurried at once over the
foaming sheet; tho third, Joseph Able,
caught hold of a stump in his fearful pas
sage and clung to it until Tuesday even
ing 6 o'clock, a period of twenty hours.
un luesaay nunureas ot people tnrongea to tue fearful number 55 or 6.
the banks of the river, witnessing tho ef- vesterday, there has been another. abate-
forts to rescue the poor fellow from the went, and although theie are a number ... t nfnt ri
v w mllr1 fc wnt sick, I have heard of no new cases, or of V1111.0' ant; jcttc. U
lvapids. No common boat could be sent , , T , . . ' ,T which sustained anv conside
v ,. ., . . , any that are dangerous. Last night, Mr. 1 uotaV,u a" ""f
mi f li . ri ..1ntit Vmrr crr.nmTnrl , T flm J ... . . ' TrOTTl t.MO h !1 1 I tn C flint t li
Passing thence in n
re -i i v i ,i southeasterly direction, it swept onward
If possible, a more distressing case in the . T c x. J ,
f.i:i..f ir. 1W....J -t?? ,i to Lafayette, where it branched off into
xj.. i eel ii il - liiniiiv ui I'll, jjuwaiu xicaiiiy uuuuiiuu ,. . . .
uunuiig ooa ui loirauiucuu 10 tun poux Wednesday four Deaths having ta- Vr n e K ' on Vr naunff, .
UM i:rA 1 J . J. . . O . I l 1 (In-vc firm nnn AlnnrAn o nl Mir
fellow. When the life-boat arrived from kcn place within twenty-four hours, and M' sfm, near Monroe, and the
Buffalo, it proved too li-rht. swamped two children havincr died on tho dav sue- otb.cr passing over the flats (as they are
immediately after it was launched, and ceeding. We have left in our town, out l?DZ ltscforf
mt about ..T.. i"" rubu
, . -TT r .1 rP n -nrriil fl ti rtn T"i Cl n rr 1 1 (10 llllf flVinilt
was lost over tue impias. uniortunate- - . TP ; T ' . The hail stones, which varied in bulk
uuu ueouiu iiiu uuiuuuu uuvinir iuiii ul- . .
A-.fCnt .ia 0;Mn , nnmman nnmnni trom the size of peas and hickory nuts to
ly, but one boat was sent. The situation
of the unfortunate man who had now
been in the water 15 hours was extreme
ly critical. Another life boat was
for from Buffalo, and raft constructed
float out to him. The raft was success
ifferent periods since the commencement mJho S1?c of Pe?s and hlckof31
fthc epidemic, or have been employed dimensions of hens eggs, fell
thn nni Thn t,,,,i, np.ni,D an(l fast. and were assisted m th
sent out of this population presents a per cent- ?8tction by the fierce tornado which
a t0 ago of mortality that is truly alarming. wIl,rlci tui through the air. lences
lean on v wr te hurnedlv. and in a d s- UVMU' ul"uulcui tuu
;n;ntn,i monnnr a ;nMoi i growing crops of corn, oats, buckwheat,
fully floated to the man, and he got upon prevailed, and each one looks as if he felt c'' !cr cuTfc t( Pcccs, and awa3
it. Then the life-boat arrived, and was the uncertain tenure of his own life and llko cbaff" Hundreds of acres of corn and
floated out to him, and as he was getting that of his friend. God grant that my UVT lur'J a conaiaer-
fa , Lovt. mnv T, n mnro fnornhin rnnnrtJL MJ quantity of gram out m shock was
reaav to mmn into it. nie nnnr. Ktriick- r. in .t u -
" r. , . ' . . . : .7 for it has thus far been out of mv power a,m ueroyea; oneiarmer vod-
ran ana swept mm on into tue ltapius. tQ . tl , nowj - crt Lewis, ot Pleasant Valley,) had the
lie attempted to swim for a small island, " product of nearly 20 acres exposed, which
but failed to reach it. He raised himself 'fllC taking Of Nailkiu TIlC Hor- ! lJ !Ul
up to his full height, gave a shriek, rors 0f War. two teams, stung by the hail stones, took
aveu uia aims wimiy, aim aisappcarea. iv. letter irom uanton, unaer elate ot fright and ran away, breaking the watr-
Mav 2, saVS that it WOuld be difficult tO ons and iniiirSncr ?Pvrrnlv li
Stacking Affair in Virginia. Xc describe all the barbarities and horrors a boy who was driving the horses were
learn from the Petersburg Express, that perpetrated at the taking of Nankin. unhurt. The window class of everv house
Mr. JTenry Birdson, of Sussex county, f tIlG Tartar garrrison,- more than 20 - within tho area of the storm was for the
a., and his little son, while lyinc in bed uuu inoiuaingino lamines oi uie soiuiers, most part Uemolished, many of the roofs
i wnmpn n Tin mil in run rrnrn oitnor mir tr i 1 1. ; : - ru:i.i
on Friday night, were both shot through fche sword or committed suioidc it being poult 'birdSj & werelkilled
one of the windows of their chamber. a noint of honor with that sinmilnr neo- hv tim 'fJlnaa ni-n nr un . a
II O X vu f mifJtJ yylVLLliJ J 1 HJVi UUU , UUU,
pie, to perish rather than to yield. Ev- strange and incredible as it mav seem, we
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barrel shot cun, heavily loaded with buck erJ one 01 lue pnescs, wneiuer oi tue learn that two cows, exposed to the storm,
,lmf. Tlin Innrl nnf-rnil nnfl WnfMr uuuul5t ul "'Si "u WHO I IC11 ClCtlffiS tO tH6 ICy VOliCVS Which
worn vnrv niimi.rnn t.lifirn. wrrf TnfiqRi?. tlmtr nninnnmA1 'Pl.r, 1.
-r v. , , t ,i i j ,. -i j ; " iutuumutu. xuuau nuu tvmu uu
B.s son, at the thigh, passed entirely crcd. Their numbers could not have the road or in the field describe the pelt-
iuiuuu, auu Lurnuiy mueraiuu tue otuer. oeen less man i,ouu or ,uuuj wuue mg8 ot the hail as benumbing and par
Mr. B. also received an entire load in his those killed in tho assault, the mining of tially stupifyin2 them : everv one. howcv
abdomen, which proves that both barrels tlie walIs and tbc entr? of the rebelsare er, that we have heard of, sought shelter
r fi, mm wovn .iicoUr,! rn.. ouiuiu auiuuuuLu uua w,wuiuv;u. ab soon as possiDie, navms no desire to
, fa ., , i c Very many families were completely an- test the effects of a protracted thumping
wounds are considered m ortal. Suspi- nihilatca by suicide. The streets were Some idea of the quantity of hail dischar
cion rests upon two of his slaves. so blocked up with dead bodies, that in ed bv th nlnnd mnv hi fnrmA frnm
passing from point to point, tho conquer- fact, that after the storm, it lay in the
t i i pi .1 ii i. . .
A Church Burned. On the morning ors burst open doors of houses, private ravines, gulleys, and by the side of stone
of the 30th of June, the New Presbyteri- as well as public, and threw them inside fences, about a foot in depth. In the
. Inn l f f'ti i y--rr-l i- C if tltnn 1. H J Jl 1J1 I t
on cnurch at JNewark. Wayne county, U3 Luv: umuwuieascuH, umu) uau woous, next, uay ac noon, portions oi tne
Xew York, was destroyed by fire. The " lua Ul wu"u'i a u , i ,s ,
, ' j i The insurgents had no wish to proceed solved.
uuuuiuK was iai"u uuu uuariy compieie, fn ennh nvf romifW nnr hnro fhoir dmmn ruUn r t . .. f
-i m j 1 j . r j - "-; """"i J-uu xaiuioia huu iVere LUC VICllUiS Ui
snort oi 5iu,uuu, ana. uniortunateiv. uitt i,wi n nnA uu -u t :i -xi ,11
, cu-uin-ittiou me Aueiiui witu ine uamacre sustained m tne several
there was no insurance. tmnM A.t wKn ;, fLn i
mwvu. j " vvuv-ijutuvu ui ymages iiuoye ineniioneu, warrants us m
tne ma"nituae 01 tne irarnson. ana aeon- statino- thn nfrfrrnrifn lnqa nf. rrnm .Qnn
rpi JPT.111 . I . I O CO O J
I limiSflTlnS OT nllQllpI? nf liooforl nnrn I ennnnnf -ricicf n -nna mnnir cli o ta1 n fn(n nnn i - ncn rfn tit t t .
. uww.u uuvvu will m uwiu luuijittuviw. inuii uuuibu iv ititu uuu lo auu.uuu. iv p inrpnnpfl tn mvo
have been shipped from Chicago within which they otherwise, and in other pla- the names nf nil Wn nrnnvfr tttoc ,-tt.
Aim irni1-n MM. T?..n-1 i j 1 .rr .1 I. , . . ..rr J
ntvni. mc iiuuuiu luurjub ia over- ces. wouiu not nave suuereu. uirfli nr Hncrmmr ,imo ,
tions or the damage sustained by each;
used by distillers, who buy it at almost
their own price. I he practice of manu
acturmg whiskey from damaged corn is
getting to be quite common throughout
run with damaged and heated corn, and
it is being sent to New York as fast as A Horrible Story of Destitution, but upon attempting this task, we found
nauapiuiiuu cdu oe iiau. xnere 11 is Mifinrv mid fVinin in Hnefn,, that nothinsr I ke aecnr.ietr nnnlrl he
A few davs ar?o. Constable E. J. Jones. Gained, and we relinquished it. We
discovered in a cellar in Stillman-nl.i Proud to say, that all involved in this
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a lamily who were living in a state of UiB'iati;r "tot mo mniction line men
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miserv nardlv credible. Their Ruhter- lul"bWU "u um& mcy eacn anu an
ranean apartment, which was not over witu the enterprise and activity charac
ton f(?pt smi.irn wns nflmmiVrl Titt n Tnnn teristio of American citizens, nronmtlv
his wife, and a daughter about sir voars aPPlicd themselves to reparation of daui-
' . . W T).r A1 , -ar -i
The iurniture of the room con- a6ua- xuiure me sun sec on nionciay eve-
The Portage Road Plunder.
The editor of the Hollidaysburg Reg
ister is provoked at the late mock inves
tigation of affairs on the Portage Bail
road by the Canal Commissioners. The
idea that they should hold a court to try
a matter in which they themselves arc
probably as deeply implicated as any
others, he thinks, is absolutely insuffera
ble. If party bigotry prevented the
Democratic tax-pa-ers from believing
the charges mado against Democratic
office-holders by the Whig press, we
would offer them a bit of testimony from
another well informed quarter from the
Crusader, a lloman Catholic journal, prin
ted at Summitville, in Cambria county,
and edited, wo believe, by a priest. This,
we should think, would open their eyes.
In last week's issue it says :
'The excitement caused by the strike
is nearly at an end, but not so the im
pression it has wrought on the public
mind, which must now be convinced that
if there be any class of men divested of
honor and honesty, lost to all senso of
shame and deaf to tho voi"c of con
science, it is that body to which has
been entrusted the management of the
old Portage. Wc do not mean merely
those whose actual tangible pilferings on
the road is matter of public notoriety.
From top to bottom, from the powers
that be at Ilarrisburg to the harpies along
the old road who fatten on the wants of
the poor labcror, there seems to have been
a damnable spirit of emulation for the
highest place in the roll of iniquity and
infamy. The Canal Commissioners were
engaged last week in an investigation
into tho couduct of their subordinates,
who, wo think if there be any grade in
the iniquities prcpetrated on the old Por
tage, are more innocent perhaps than the
commissioners themselves, who besides
personal pickings, allowed one of the Su
perintendents to leave the road after a
terra of three years, with S40,000.
This poor old road is at present such a
source of corruption that it is almost im
possible for any man to hold a higher
situation than that of engineer without
becoming dishonest, and the rogues con
trive to manage things in such a way as
to render detection impossible. Their
operations are conducted with such tact
and secrecy as to bid defiance to investi
gation, and their influence is so widely
felt that no one will venture to denounce
them save those who are the victims of
their dishonesty. The entire manage
ment of the road must be changed.'
Professor Rogers, the distinguished Ge
ologist, is making a thorough survey of
the Wyoming Coal fields preparatory to
the publication of his final report. The
coal fields of Pennsylvania, poth Anthra
cite and Bituminous, require a more care
ful surrey than they have yet had.
Outlaws among the Mormons.
The Detroit Advertiser publishes the of age.
bllowing letter from James J. Strani? : sisted of a miserable atioWv for a straw ninS several fields, which had been dis
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ot. ja:ues, jjeayeb isle, July 14. bed, impregnated with filth, and laid on luueu Y UItJ,r vegiiauon, wero seeded
A most bloody and murderous assult the floor in tho corner of the room: the down in buckwheat, and tho scattered
i- ,1 1-1. .v. I . .. . I c n 1. .
was raaae on tue oneritt ot tnis (Jiim- were no sheets, blankets, or auilts. and "kr couecteu ana restored to its prop
mett) county, and a party of men accomp- the only covering for the occupants was cr position. In four hours after tho storm
anyinghim yesterday, at Pine lliver. a few old dressess torn into shreds. The tue stok of window glass in Lafayette
J. Jj. Miller, Sheriff, went to Pine Biv- remaining furniture of the room was a andiNcwton was a11 purchased, and the
er to summon three jurors residing there, broken down table, a chair, minus a back stories m Branch ville and intermediate
drawn as jurors for the Circuit Court, to a broken pitcher and saucer, and a sni- places were also soon exhausted of this
be held here next week. As it had been der. The floor was covered with filth of material by the heavy demand.
given out that no man would be allowed to the most disgusting character. There -ever since the settlement of Sussex
serve any process at that place, he took was not a particle of provisions in the countJ Das so extensive a calamity befal
two boats, with a crew of seven men each, house of anv kind. lon her citizens. Violent haiL storms
all unarmed, believing that the presence The dress of the mothor consisted of a uavo occasionally damaged her crops, but
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01 tnat number oi witnesses would prevent piece ot calico, in part strung together "ever so irremediably. Uy this visitation
any act of violence until his business was with wicking, and the little daughter had a arS SC0Pe of fertile land was stripped
understood, when he reasonably believed on a simple skirt, confined at the middle, as completely of its thrifty burden as if a
no objection would be made. and a shawl over her shoulders. The uoste army had passed over it, pulling
Alter unishing his business, which took father of this wretched group, a short UP roots the corn, oats, &c, and
not above twenty-five minutes, the Sher- time since, while drunk, broke his wrist trampling tho waving fields of crass into
iff and his party went into their boats to which was properly sot, but the next day tuo earth. Saturday, the lGth day of
rntlirn llllf irnrn iiicf nnfl.F firiil .tnmi V..ll sa. 1 .... 1P C 3 A I I p . -Till Tf mill n ... 1, .
twbuiu, uuv iihi, iuoiauujf uau ujjuu uy uo gut uiuuttj iuiuuu mu UUIIO Irom ltS J uxij. pu 'OUg ruuiuuiuuiuu, us
a party of some 40 men, who had hastily place, and it not having been afterwards tuo mosfc disastrous epoch in our history.
a.uuiu uu iub uj.ua luiui-uiinuiy uoovi' iuieuueu to, ic nas Knitted together so as -".., Ltg..tv,
them. More than 100 guns were fired to deform the limb. A son of thesp tin-
before they got their boats off the beach, rents is at the State Beform School for n Missouri, the State organ of tho
and wituin a range ot nve rods. stealing, and a daughter at Deer Island -cntonian Democracy openly exhorts ev-
The party in the boat could do noth- for the same offence. Tho remaining cry 'Democrat' that is, every Bentonian
ing but stand in plain view to push off daughter was sent out by her parents to t0 vote fr Whigs whenever that shall
the boat, and sit and row: their assailants beg. If she obtained anv monev it wns be necessary to defeat a 'llottcn' that
came down on tho beach and fired, as spent for rum, both parents bein"1 drunk 3 an Anti-Benton Democrat
they might be expected to at a mark. for the most part of the time. When tho
The firing continued until they got out officer entered the cellar, tho little IJJT'A species of grasshopper has been
ot range, wlien three boats failed with daughter had in her arms a kitten which very destructive to herbage of every kind
men started in pursuit. The leading she was prcssiner to her bosom' T.nst this season in the vicinity of Mercersburg,
boat in pursuit centained twenty-five men. night, the whole family wero taken from a s a "Sufc yellow color, larger
At 1 jl M i 1 . . 1 I . 1 . - lil
tt-Doui, ten mnes out iney came wituin tnis Horrible den to the watch-house. As luan tuo ordinary ones, and very voraci
range and renewed thir firing, and kept they were leaving the husband remarked ous devouring grass, corn, potatoes, on
up a pursuing fire for five miles, when to his wife that s ho hnA hott T.,,f o rm.i ions, &c. Farmers are obliged to take
the Sheriff and his party made the bark over the window, or some one would be UP their vegatablos to save them from de
Morgan, Captain Stone, and were taken getting in and taking the things. They struction, as this army of insects entireiy
on ooara. will nrobablv he snnf. fn th Hnnso nf ainp tue garaens, anu uuu umy cut tne
c:. j t..i 1 I n , ... .... . .1 .i. !-..- ? - v,... . nii-r. : -i. ;..
juu were wounaea, nut none more- correction and tne cnild to Deer Island. tuu loavca Ui uiu, uu. iaii. au m.u iu
ally, though more than 200 guns are Traveler. diameter are eaten off close to the ground
known to have been fired, all iu short
range. Isaac Pierce has both bones m JSSf Mr. Wise, the ceronaut, thinks that The Michigan Southern and Northern
his left arm broken. A. J. Porter and with an expenditure of 25,000 he can Indiana Railroad Company, advertises a
l xiai1 nave seven llesh wounds. J. construct a balloon with which he can list 01 one hundred and eighty-four pack
F. Pierce, Lewis Briggs and Elexander cross the Atlantic in 48 hours. Stranger ages of unclaimed baggage. These paok
Wentworth, aro slightly wounded. things even than that have been done ages consist of trunks, valises,, chests,
No pretence or excuse was made for within the last half century, and he is a bandboxes, ox-yokes, waggons, bedsteads,
mis assault; except luey were determined rasb man who ventures to laugh at any- cupooaads even down to a ju" of boiled
w u..i jiv u uv 4.4- -utti. iiuni" ua uau uviiiiii ui iu luecu uuyo, tuiuui.
ITIarslial Wynkoop Under Arrest
A Curious case has just occurred in
this city. An alleged fugitivo slave,
named William Fisher, was taken before
Commissioner Iagraham, who, after an
investigation of the circumstances, gave
him into the custody of Marshal Wvn-
koop, to be conveyed to Maryland. Im
mediately after Mr. Pierce, counsel for
the prisoner, obtained a habeas corjpus7
directing the Marshal to bring the bodr
of Fisher before tho Court nf Onnrfr
Sessions at ten o'clonk on Saturdnv
rning. At the time named. Mr-
Ashmead, the District Attorney for tho
united btates, asked an hour's time to
enable the Marshal to prepare a return
to tho writ of habeas corpus. Judges
Thompson, Allison and Kelly were on
the bench, when Judge Thomgson cavo-
it as the opinion of the Court, that no ac
tion could be taken in the matter, until
.f 1 1 J . m A.. '
ue body ot the tugitive was before them.
Mr. Pierce then asked for an attachment
against the Marshal, for the non-produc-
lon ot the body, and it was issued ac
cordingly. Mr. Ashmead soon after
stated that the Marshal declined bring
ing the bodv of Fisher into Cmirf.
w y - -
whereupon an attachment was issued a
gainst the Marshal for contempt, and he
was taken into custody by the Sheriff.
The circumstances have created quite an
excitement. Phil. Inquirer.
TnE "way Bailroads Injure Prop- .
erty. We learn says the Doylcstmcn
Democrat, that Edwin Schoficld, of
Jenkintown, has sold his farm for 250
per acre. A year or two ago, it would
not have brought more than half that
sum. It is near the location of the Phil
adelphia, Easton, and Water-Gap Kail
road. Jacob Paxson, of Abington town
ship, has been offered S250 per acre, for
his farm. The Bailroad above mentioned
it is bolieved, will be located through tho
land of Mr. P.. cutting it up into ill-,
shapen triangles. On this account it
has probably been doubled in price. The
farm was sold a few years since for a-
bout 80 per aore.
M. H. Jones of Easton, has been elect
ed President of the Philadolnhia and
Wilkesbarro Telegraph company ; IT. D.
Maxwell, Treasurer : and K. S. Chidnev.
C. IT. Mann, W. B. Huffuaglc, C. D.
Busse, P. IT. Goepp, II. C. Longenecker,
E. A. Douglass, N. II. Penrose, A. Par
dec and L. Kiddir, Directors.
A letter from a member of the Episco
pal ohurch in North Carolina, to Bishop
Lrrecn, states that the wite ot Bishop Ives,
a recent convert to Romanism, will return
homo with her brother, having received
notice from the Pope that the late Bishop
will be ordained a priest this summer, and
can no longer be considered her husband,
Union Course, Long Island. Not
withstanding the attraction of the Presi
dent, Procession and Crystal Palace, the
sporting gentlemen were not to be with
drawn from a trot that came off yester
day afternoon. The particulars were as
Hiram Woodruff entered Flore Temple,
William Woodruff entered Tacony.
irst heat, Tacony, 2 28
Second 2 27
Third " 2 29
This is the fastest time that has ever '
been made in three successive heats in
harness. N. Y. Dem.
A gentleman was lately expelled from
the Detroit Division, No. 2, of Sons of ,
empcrance, solely because he voted a.
gainst the Maine law, ' .