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U. W. MOORE, Publiiher of tho "Clearfield licpublira." 6. J. ROW, FublUher of tho "Rufttman't Journal." nPTV-IOlR DAYS IN MXCOLV8 HASTII.fcS. Cliarfiild, 1'a., March 22, 13G5. D. W. Moor, Esq , Editor Jitpubltcan. DtarSir: At the request of a number if my friend I hare consented to furnish iou tor publication an account ofmyar :et and imprisonment by the military tulhoritirs. I was arrested on the Cull of ,'icuary lat, at 1 o'clock, p. m., in my office in Baltimore, by a Government de tective, and taken to Col. Woolej's office corner of Camden and Eutaw Streets, there I was given in charge of a guard, ho locked me up in the "Old Negro Jail," or "Slave Ten," with some fortv vhtr prisoners, mostly deserters and bounty jumpers. The room was in a most filthy condition, and alive with vermin, without furniture of any description. At ",p. ni., I was ordered to get ready to go u liarrislurg. 1 asked permission of the Detective, who had rae in charge, to stop utmjr boarding-house, oa our way to the Depot, to gt some clothing. This ho re- pfaieil, 'aying that he was not .permitted 'OUkea prisoner into any hoje. On irrivicgat the Depot I git ono of the ticks to go for my shawl, but could not (et any other clothing. I was then Li ter, on the train for Harrisburg, where arrived at 4, p. m., of the "Hi, liaving hen detained by an accident on tho Koad. In then turned over to Capt. Thume, Provo Marshal, who stnt me under guard lothe ' Exchange Guatd House," on Wal ttl Street, opposito tho County Jail, here I was put into a room on the sec tod floor 20 by 40 foot, with 53 prisoners, iibng whom were a number of prisoners fan this and JetTonon county. There u uiually from 75 to 100 persons con Sued in this room, including five or six ifgroes, it was very filthy and dirty, and ftouined uo acciramodation of any kind. V slept on the lloor, without any cloth H, except such as we had with us. We er marched down to the Soldier's Itest, Tposite the P. It. It. Depot, three times Jay, for our rations of bread, meat and effee. For dinner we had vegctablovoup, placo of meat. We had as mucn of ,4te articles as wo wished. The bread ml coffee was reasonably good ; the moat 'u not. I remained in this military Ifiion until the 17th of January, when 1 'lib 10 others, was taken to Fort Milllin, tear Philadelphia whero we were locked ip in a Bomb Froff, with 41 prisoners torn this and adjoining counties draft sman, deserters, bounty-jumpen, and nils a number like myself, kneir not at ttioir odenco conaistedij. The Itomb Proof is an arch of brick a&d stone, laid cement, aud intended to bo proof a aioHihot and (hell. The room is about 1 by CO feet, and 12 feet high in the cen feof the arch, the walls are 5 or 0 feet in tickness, on the top of which is thrown torn 5 to 10 feet of earth, the floor is of 'went, and has the appearance of hard 'th. There was a grate in the one end ''the room in which we kept constantly f; (r of anthracite coal the chimney ol . ich smoked so badly that our eyes i continually aore from tho effects of , A In the opposite end there were nine Mices 3 by 15 inches, through which all , light and air passed that was admit this room. There were a number r'aituil.ir crevicos along one side, but j'so we were obliged to keep closed on ;'juui of tho coldnesaof the weather. '"at so dark that in no part of the room ,a one could see to read or writ a word "mid day without a candle, and had the 'either permitted us to have kept all the ViCM nnfin Lhara still wnnld not have enough light admitted to allow of wr reading or writing, more wraa no ""iks, or acoommodationi for sleeping, 'ltler than a few hose boards thrown a- 'Mlfsillior !4. nnnn mliinll III alnt. prisoner wa furnished by tne uov ''iment with one old blanket, and those the only bed we bad until the 10tb 'ebruaiv. ( seven davs before we were flight to llarrisb jre) when bunks were "iniorus; and nva aayt auerwaras bay was given us to pat upon them, "v tew old bed ticks given to me oia 3,tl. Fafh man ss nroviJed with a tin 1851. cup and spoon, for which he paid thesut tier thirty cents. This is all we) had in which to gel our rations, which were serv ed in this mannor: In tho morning, ench drew on 18 ounce loaf of brerul, a email piece of meet, (tho weight of which I do not know) and a tin cup of coffee. This was all tho trend and meet we re ceived for ono days rations. The hread was good, but the meat was not. Once or twice a week wo had fresh bouf, and the balance of the limo bacon two or three year old, and of a very poor quality at that. The coffee was not the article fur nished by theUoveromont, but a very in ferior quality of patent coffee -purehasod at probubly otio fourth the cost of the genuine article, which we were obliged to use, while the proceeds of that which wns iutended for our use passed into the pock ets of those counected with the Cotumis sary Depart room. For dinner, we had a tin cup of bean soup, made by putting tho beans into the water in which the meat had boiled the previous day, and cook ing them a few hours; when served, it resembled very closely in appearance, the water found in a frog pond in August. It could scarcely be made more unpal ilable or unwholesome. For supper, each had a tin cup of collce, made of the same material as that set ved in tho morn ing- We bad the privilege of buying a few articles from the suttler, at three times their value; bui these were of no uso to us ts we had for cooking. Our daily ro conveniences ration of water, for o'2of us, was what we could brine twice in a barrel from the Delaware. This was all we had for dunking and washing purposes; ana me only vessel we liaa in which to boil and wash our clothing was a 2 gallon tin bake pan, until a short time before we were sent to Harrisburg, when we were provided with two old rus ty, carup-ketilos. The air was very damp,' and during a greater part of the night it was so cold we could not eleep. This room was evidently never intended to confine persons in, as the dumpuess itiual, in short lime, impair, if nn destroy, the health of Iho.'C having the strongest constitutions -as the appearance of ma ny of the prisoners fully testified. Dur ing my imprisonment iu tho Fort 1 was kept in close confinement, except when I would volunteer to gel out and work, which 1 did several times in order to have the fresh air. The only kind of woik we had to do was culling and wheeling ice to fill the Ice House, or shoveling gravel on a new road, which is being built from the Fort to I'.eil's Sation on tho I W. it B. It. H. The work, although not of a ve rs pleasant kind, was not half so bad as the ser.ee of having a guard at your baa'.c, with a inutket and bayonet, watchiogyou as if you were a condemned criminal. j Thin, to me, was most humiliating, as 1 1 had never been accustomed to being driv en in this manner. I was confiucd hero 111 Jays. On the morning of iho 17th February, I, with six others, loft the Fort for Harris burg. Wo walked Io Philadelphia, a dis tance ol some eight miles; (he road was slushy aiul slippery, making it veiy hard for s ue of the party, as Mr. Huhlcr was very old, und Dr. Krbe had jut been ta ken out of the hospital. We arrived Hi llarrisburg at 4, p. tu , and were lodged in the "Exchange, "Jund found it, if potsi blo, even more filthy than when, one moiith previous I left it for the Fort. I now, for the first tituo, was able to find out the charges upon which 1 had been arres ted. 1 had made inquiry nt the Provntt Marshal's otlice in Baltimore, when (ml arretted, and was told that they did not know what the charges were against me. This, however, lam satisfied, was false, as a very "Haltering" notice appeared in the Clipper a day or two afterw ards, matins thai I was a most "desperate" character, and tho "leader of the Clearfield county rioters;" nnd I have no doubt this ''relia ble" information was received from the office of Col. Woo! ey. On being turned over to Capt. Thumo at Hamburg, when first brought there, I asked lor a copy ol the charges against me, which ho promis ed to futnitk on tho following Monday. But I presume he lorgot it, as I nover re ceived them. I frequently n.ikol to know the nature of my olt'ence, but failed in every attempt; ond now, after Loing con fined 43 davs, 1 learned the charges thro' one of my friends, which was: of being an officer of a secret organization in Clear field county to resist the dralt. the nlli- davit, upon which my arrest was ordered, fiai made by John L. Boder, of lirauiord township, who twore that I acted as an offi cer of a meeting at Knepp's barn, in Brad ford township, in September or October, and swore the members present to resist the enforcement of tho draft, to stick to gether, ami to rescuo ouch other from the marshals, should any ono be arrested by them. This was a falsehood, as 1 left the county on tho 12ih of September, return ed on the 2Clh, remained during the court, and aeain left for WjUiamsnort on the 3d of October, and did not return to the county until since my release. The meet ing, of which Loder pretends to give an exposition, was held in the latter part of July, anil ill only object was theorgan uaiiju of the Democratic party pre paratory to the Special election on the 4th of August. This tame Loder came to me at the Guard House, in llarrisburg, on the day my trial was to commence-, and in the presence of Daniel Curley, informed me that be had told the Judge Advocate to destroy tho affidavit he bad made against me, and he would not appear against me at all, as he had been "entirely mistaken," both as le the time and object of the meet ing, and that he would swear that resis tance td the draft, or Government, was not mentioned at the meeting st Knopp's barn. This was the first time I bad spoken to him since my arrest, and be csme volun tarily and made this statement without any questioning on my part. From some CLEARFIELD, TA., WEDNESDAY, MAR. 29, 1865. further conversation with him it was evi. dent to me that he had been made to servo tli e wishes of S. Benson, who I am satis fied, conducted tho prosecution against mo for the purposo of revoneine himself ior a personal altercation tliat took place between us in tho stage last August going to 1 hilipsburg, and for tho purposo of getting some evidence out of mo against j tov, Biai,8 nd Senator Wallace -for, ; when I was first cotifinad nt Ilurrii.lMrr t ' was frequently questioned concerning ! thera, and told that it was they who Lad brought all this troublo upon u, aud that now they stood aloof and let us suffer. I , w;.s satisfied at the time that thee per- sons were lutechves, and sulscqur ntly I ' caiv one of them wcarnic the 'Stur of Honor!" I On the evening of tho 22d of February I .-11J talaM l tlwl Al.liR, l.nn.n ...1 !... a copy oi tno ciiargea mm specihoationa againstme by Cant. Johnson, Judge Ad vocate with whom 1 Lad considerable conversation in reference to my cano. He then sont me back to tho Guard Ilouue, raying ho would send for me in the morn ing and commence my trial. The next morning 11. B. Swoorr., Ksq , called upon me, with some other friends, and expressed a willingne-s to aBaiit me in obtaining a roleane, I told him I was tired of my imprisonment, but would make no concessions, or in any wcy sacri fice my manhood, to secure my liberty ; but that, if he could do anything for me, I should consider it a personal lavor. He left me, and returned In the evening, and informed me that my release had gone to Philadelphia to receive the approval of Gen. ta'lwallader, and lhat ns soon as it returneJ I would be liberated. And now, for his influence in my behalf, I thank him ; for, although they never could have convicted me of any crime whatever, yet I um satisfied I hey would have held wo in pi isoti, pet haps tor months, before I would have been released. My political friends had made every ef fort to have me released, nr tried ; but in vain. Their etlorts seemed to be looked upon with suspicion, and their requests treated with contempt, by thoco in imme diate charge ol the Department at Harris-jest burg. On the 27ih of February we were all re-j moved to the Guard House connected with the Uoiton raciory barracks, men, although until for the cofinnment of any : ono, was much cleaner and bolter in every respect than the "hxchunge, which had become so perfectly filthy that persons visiting their Trends confined thi-re could nut, after leaving tho pure air of the city, remain more than a few minutes wiihoni being sickened by the intolerable stench that pervaded the room. On the 1st of March I, with five ether citizens of this cnunty, was marched down to the Frovoht Marshal's office, where we were released upon liking the oath of al legiance, and also an oath to report in person when called ujin by. tho of ficer commanding this Department. The oath of allegiance was the same I hud taken before. Thus ended 54 days imprisonment in Military Bastihs, for a purely imaginary : oller.ee, with which I was charged, arre-t-cd, and imprisoned, to satisfy the malice j ofS. B. Benson, and with the hope of eli citing some evidence from me against my political friends in this town. I must not forget the officers and soldiers who had mo in charge during my arrest. I take this opportunity of reluming to them one and all my thanks for the universally kind treatment received at their handi. Col. Eastman, in command of Fort Milllin, is, in the fullest eense, a soldier and a gentle man. To my personal and political Iriends in Clearfield, Baltimore and llarrisburg, I am under the deepest obligations for their unceasing effortB to elleci my release, or to secure me a speedy trial ; as well as for many of the ciinfor.s and delicacies fur nished through their kind and generous hospitality. I ncvor asked any thing but atrial, this was nil 1 defied; for I was perfectly conscious that 1 had never com mitted auy crime against my country. Respectfully yours, J. BLAKE WALTERS. Shooting Alfair at Bladensburjj. Sunday alernoor. a young man named Hiram Dowd en was td.ot and killed at Bladensliurg by a cavalry soldier on tho portico of Howell's restaurant, under the following circumstance-: Young Dowden, who was cleik in the shoe store of C. F. Cumroiiigs & Co., Seventh street, near New York avenue, has been in the habit of visiting his grandfather, Mr. Clements, at Bladensburg, every Sunday. Last Sun day afternoon, being ready to return to the cily, he went to Howell's roitaurant with some acquaintances and took a seat on the back portico to await the arrival : .states, bo shall be immediately handed of the cars. Conversation ensuod smong 1 over l0 the United States Courts for trial, tho young men, and the subject was the I -phe officer who lostr.iins a citizen of bis itnntinn of South Carolina, and vnnnc'i:i , 1.. ... :.. c.i.i.. 3 " J " e Dowden elaimedtbnt sho was not whinned yet. According to one account ho bur- railed for South Carolina and Jeff. Davis, but this is denied by his frionds. is, The cavalry soldier walked up to him remarked, "1 want you 1" Young Dow- jr tt citizen be charged with a violation of den denied tho soldier's right to arrest the law, let him be triod according lo law. him. The soldier told him he was under If found guilty, let him be punished ac arrest, but Dowden still refused to ac- COrding to la, and if innocent, acquitted knowledge it, and still maintained his j according to law. Shall Ibis bo the rule rosition on the chair. The soldier drow j ; future, nr must citizpna be driven to his revolver, presented and fired, the ball entering Dowden's forehead, about an inch above the eye, and passed through the bead, causing death in a few minutes. The soldier immediately mounted his horse and left the village in baste, by tho old bridge) road. Upon reaching the guards near the camps, ha was halted by a sentinel who inquired the oause of his haste. He only replied. " I have shot someone!" and rassed on to Fort Eaker, leave, disnag was lorn aown ny ine where, we hear, he was arrested by the mob in the presence of the Franco Mexi officer of the day, and is ow io custody n officials, who made no effort to stop for trial WatMnqto. oV. darrtsponknte. March 10. lRfiS D- V. Mooks, Esq. Dear j6'ir; I have iuat rm 1 inina ft Ant Centre county, where I have been visit' ing my old Democrat io friend for the I last monlh. I found them true tow as of old, to the principles of Democracy, I nfllictml. n thA l)umnn..i. ,. ,m c. i i county are, with tho bad Bute of publio affairs under the rule of Abraham, and fearing the reat danger, as we do, 'of our Republican institutions under the power as exercised and carried out by the Lin- coin Administration. Tyranny rales theio just as tyraunv is the rulo hei n in Clniir. lieldcountv. 'r.aahl. iti.n. : . tod became they are Democrats, without n1HM.n!.l - II rieu away to some bastile, before their menus know of their abnence. Cun these tyrant Devils be submitted to much Ion- gr. II the people know their right.-, and Z. iU before ii be too late, to pause in the i-xei-ciso of their tyranuy, and con- tempi ue the forbearance of the people- Forbearance any longer with theiu uiuy cease to bo a virtue with the people, and in their omnipotent power they will bo I Til Titer n ',"V "U'ir J" iT" ' m ' l..ws an J the Constitution. And 1 would ay to the Servant, oelhe people one and ull, if you euuuot do your duly, to guard. the proper exercise of the law in potecting the people of their rights and liberties under the adopted Constitutions of tho land, why, be honest, ai.djut tell the people so, and the people will take care of themselves, and can apply tho remedy, by hanging the tyrants, which will cure the evils 1 fear things have goue too far already for a milder remedy to cure the evils and restore the country to peace. Pat. Curley, in Lis statement to the mil ., r, -- ------ a real eat s paw of himself, and fnrsod.) - nv u-iii La I i ' r- ing will oe detested and considered infa - mnna ull ti .i,iv. ,.r i,,. i;r I. ...-v i,n. liarv -uourL iriai &l 1 1 nri mDiinv ims muiiit and good citizen. And those whose tool he was mny expect, and con not es- cape, the just indignation, and lasting damnation of the people for their larger j share in the matter of tuiowme Uieir Oirl on two ot our citizens, whose characters can not be foiled by all the dirt throwers in 111 e IN ; 'iblican party. I say, Demo crats, st'Uiil l.nii and true Io your princi ples utidci lM3 violation (d Constiiutixn and law ni Hie present time by our cor rupt rului' ft is worth something now lo bo a Democrat. Stand firm in princi ple I )ur fathers, for tho same principle, tood firm at the mouth of British can non, and shall we not 6tand up before tl.o cannon of these cowardly Linculn-pnops and fear thorn not ? Destroy our princi ples -they cannot. Arrest our petsons, balij,ct us to mock trials and bastiles, Is ii. i nicy can uo, Jtomemucr, unuer u iv ranis rule they may have power lo "kill the body, but they cannot kill the soul" .11.1 .1. 1. .. Democracy is a living principle. ..ml n-ili nPvpr D:.r thesn tviants iii the name of God and the Doniocracy io arrest Bigler and Wallace for ditloyalty, on the ktalement of such a lyisg scamp as Pat. Curley has made himself. Excuse my ha-ty letter. I have nt heart myrountry. I fear danger ofils welfare. So I endeavored to pen you a line on the subject. What Hen are Arrested for. Mr. Josnih C. Miller, of Harrijrtn town ship, this eoun'y, was recently arrested upon the following charges : . lollow to the other, but that the pro- I. In that the said Miller declared that cc.s3 could not bo continued long "Abe Lincoln wasafool and had iiosonse.''vitlout clKian ,,g the life of hiiii m. ill I liab IIIU PHIU lUlllfl IHIIUVi UlUb ''Lightning might strike the Cabinet and knock them into along with Horace Greeley. In that Iho said Miller is a svmrathi- zcr with the South nnd had declared that he would rather fiiht for Jell". Davis than for Abo Lincoln. 4. In shat the Pni Miller had "spoken . :. . r..n.. .r . i. . a .1 i : t, uisrt'Fi'L'Ciiuiiv cm uiu n u iii i ins 1 1 ai iuh . - . . These grtve charges were not sustained against Mr. Miller ami he was dischaiged. We iive luiblicilv to this matter, merelv to show by what uncertain tenure we held our liberties. The idea of arresting a man beeause ho bis declared that the President hasn't good sense, and lor "speaking dis respectfully of the Administration," deci dedly refreshing. We hear every now and then of citizens being arrested by themil itaiy nnd released upon examination. This is in direct violation of the conscrip tion law. This law provides that when ever a citizen shall have been arrested for an nflVnrn acninst !lin laws of the United liuei lic-n, iaiii iJuv iu mvr, in imuig tw ('ia- : .,i;., ir,",i r. .i.mani ii. i I vlU Vivii wu yi oun sia im "iiifcx " about iim0 lua( the laws were observed in lbig country, and if thev are to be tramp- n,ir fnt mnM, Un,rPr. w will see i-.t irin il,r i. in ih. ri.il courts 1 lot,k a remedy in proiccutions for fa!se J imprisonment and suits for damages? We shall see. Bedford Gazette. CtjySeveral Unionists lately fled from Texas to Matamoras for assylum, and were forcibly taken from the American Consulate, and delivored over as prison ers to the Confederates. Tho new Ameri can Consul. Mr. Wood, was ordered to ! the outrage, NEW A CUKIOL'S STORY. The Siamese Twins Their life since cool breezes laden with the delightful the War began Jcaloxmj and Quar- aroma of tho pines. 1 koow not the apot rels through the. influence of their anywhere, east or west, more lovely than Wives? 'Can thcu exist separately fl11"'01 U3 to be- or presenting Interesting Quettions ? Fromtbe Philadelphia Ledger. Tho Siamese Twins hnvo been lost ,rom ruljlic vicvr ior 11,0 lilst iowycara. It was well known of them that tlicy -:id marriod two Bisters, and settled down near Salisbury, in North Caro- Una, on a well-ntockcd plantation. In uddition to this thev have amnio ... , , , , , . ' i4"us '"vesica mroin mcir ngeni in New York city. Through a .North Carolina medical gentleman now witli- in our lines, wo liau tno other day an opporliiTUty of minute and full liarti- eulara in regard to them. Ever tsince the war began tl.ey have continued to 'r -theirpla tation.andlived in tho same quiet and hormony as ever untl1 Within two years. Of courso no ono ever thought of drafting them, and their negroes prospered, except that when out of temper from any cause, jt was apt to work itself off in striking that eamo to hand, from , , , . . which tho best escape was to keep out of tho way. 1 ho brothers proha- bly never would have had any difllcul- ty, but that their wives, though Bis ter, turned away their hearts, and children wero tho oauso of this es trangement. Up to tho period that each had live children, all prospered well enough, but one of them had a ! sixth, and this awoko envy and jeal j outy to such a dogreo that the two e?is ! tcrs, not being bound together liko the twin brothers, would no longer live ii . r .. i i unuer mo baino rooi, inougu, wo ue- :, - . ,mi r,v J . . i , .1 heve, st I in ditlcrcnt houses on the ' ' , . .. , same plantation. Iho brothers are now, it seems, about fifty years of age but ono, we believe, tho smaller and feoMcroftho two, looks, it is said, jiow full ten 3ears older then the olju.,. They ean turn back to back or la co to lace, but it U as far as the remarkable bond that unites them permits. It is almofit certain that should ci ther die the other could not survive even for more then a few minutes, as there is an artery as large as tlie fu?- nioral artery that connects them. A few j-ears sinco thc3' corresponded with oine of the leading surgical oper ators in London, as to tho possibility of the uir.li!ici.K vl.i;li unites them be- jn"out so that in tho ase of the deatli of the one, the life of the other might bo saved. At the rcottcst of the Lon don surgeon they visited that city, nnd many experiments were tried to determine the safety of such an opera- t: jn. Among other things, a ligature was tied firmly for a few minutes iirmiy round the connection between them, so as to prevent the circulation of blood through tho artery, Dut it seemed as if each would expire if this were longer persisted in. Tho smal laroftlictwo fainted away nnd lost all consciousness, nnd tliero were symptoms that tho same effect would who was first to faint, smaller and feebler die, Should the it might be worth whilo making tho experiment of operation, but tho prospects of prolonging the life of the other would , l,c vcrv small. Should, however. the r ami moro brothers die, healthyj of i tho twin tbcro would i , , , , , .1 ennm n lUn iHiih' nnnn nt cnvintf t in v "r- ! ice blcr oi the two. From all this it is evident that though the connection betwceii these two brothers is wry ... .. ..1-1 .1.-. ri.i.l t.nvf.w.l It- ii..t.-itiA i, j l mill iwti-'iv; iuiu iivibij iiiicjui, m is vet not so absolute as has been us ually supposed. Laks Tahoe, CAi.tron.SA. A correspon dent describing his journey from Carson city over the Sierra Nevada, gives the following account of a remarkable moun tain lake One of the most charming f... ...... """'" "ll this mountain ride is that of Lake ' hoe," or, as onco called, Lako Bigler, Ta-I in! honor of Governor Bigler, i) .ki,io,l it f..r di.lnnne of ton .. miles or more -a most lovely lake, of , nlany n,,le' eVenl 10 mo very ousom the niounlatns. up romehero lowarJ summit, over 5,00 feet above the level f the sea. Il is a lake of transparently of the sea. It is a clear water, abounding in speckled trout, weighing often eight and ton pounds, forming tho most delicious eating in the world. We observed several sailboats on tho lake, which, full and smooth as a mirror, reflected back hull and mast and sail ol every boat that pressed its bosom, and every crag and promontory and pine that formed the setting of this bright gem of the mountains. A spacious, commodi ous hotel, overshadowed bv crand trees. stands near the borders of tho lake, and there, as our coach stopped for a reiaj of horses, we noticed quite a company of riatnra mnll.mM nH Indies. "" come up from San Fransisco and Sacra - memo to Ibis cnartmng watering place, to enioy the scenery of mountain and lake, lfhJiir nnadulterated -pure air and bJtbing inrbealinl "ith SERIES VOL. V. NO. 37. picturesque walks on the mountain aidui nr tit. bliA. r iIia 1 ,, K - f 1 1 1 .. stronger temptations to run away from the city in summer time. The seashore, of course, has its own peculiar unrivaled attractions. But as a mountain watering place, Lake Bigler deserves a conspicuous memorial in the note book of a tour iat. Tho Freshet in the Susquehanna. Harrisuuo, March 18. The flood In the Susquehanna is unprecedented. It exceeds by 30 inches in height the mem. 01 ab'.e and destructive freshet of 184G. Thousands of timber logs, with millions of foot of sawed lumber havo already passed this point. Intelligence from tho north and west of us in dicates tb most frightful des truction of private nnd publio property on the many streams einptyics into the Sus quehanna. Bridges have been Bwept away end torn to pieces, and from the character of Iho ruins floating by llarris burg it 'n fair to infer that many dwelling houses, barns, Ac, have been swept from tho shores, At io clock this morning it was ascer tained that the bridges at Northum berland, Duncan's bland, and part of the Pennsylvania Railroad bridge, ubovo this city,h.id boeu carried away, while aa I write a bridge, said to be from the Junia us is being Lome with fearful violence dowu the stream. The Cumberland Valley Railroad bridge, which is also used by the Northern rail road, is in imminent danger, several 'pans at tho eastern end being submerged to tho depth of two feet. It is scarcely pos- iblo, as the water is steadily rising, that thoeubmorged portion cm resist the forso of iho flood for many hours. I here have been no trains passing through Harribburg from Pittsburgh or Philadelphia for the last twelve hours. 1 ho lower part of tua city is completely submerged and much suffering has been inflicted upon tho poor families living in that part of the suburbs. At Mi Idldtowa, Dauphin county and villages along tho shore clear to Columbia, in Lancaster county, tho destruction of private property nnd tho suffering among individuals is immonse. Tho fires iu sev eral iron furuacej have boon quench ed and of course the furnaces will chill. Thousands of dollars worth lumber, usu ally stocked at Marietta. Columbia nad Middletown, was swept away. Tho bank in front of the city has been heed all day with thousands of people, watching the progress of the flood. Families are tein removed from the etrects in tho lower section of the city, which was not appronebed by the waters cf the great flood of 1S I0, but which are now consider ed in imminent danger of being overflow ed. Our city water works are complotoly submerged, and all the pumps stopp ed. It is cancodod on all bands, alike by our oldest inhabitants and experienced river mon, that this is the mo&t immense Hood that has takon place in the Susque hanna within the memory of man. Dannvim.e, Pa.. March is. The most destructive flood ever hoard of is now rag ing on the uoith branch cftha Susque hanna. The railroad is submerged and all travel suspended. All tho bridges on the wost branch aj far as Lock Ila en are gone. The Lacka wana and Bloomsburg railroad is under water in places ten feet. The canal in many places is completely destroy ed, Half of Danvillo is under water and the river is rapidly risinc. Tho wires south have been broken by the cablos across tho Susquehanna at Havre de Grace being carried away. Wo are consequently without depatches from Baltimore and Washington. IU'ffalo, March. 13. Tho injuries to tho Erie road extend over a distanco of nearly 100 miles, mostly east of Hornells- villo, and there are several breaks be tween Hornellsville and Dunkirk. The Lake Shoro road is slightly dara agfid, but will soon be repaired. . a r , r, .1.1 1 t 1 between four and' five feet, and, as a . i 1 P fi.i.l.MI : ! . 1.. .U.iianv, at arc l, VJ. ine river nas iai- boat has an ived from Catskill, it is be lioved lhat navigation is fairly open to Now York- A passenger boat is expected to-morrow morning. Telegraphic communication wilb the West was resumed to-night. Taro trains fnm liivnnil tlm Koml'i hrpsk on the New York Central railroad havo arrived, being the lirst sinco lhursday. the regular IIP M. train went out to-night. ,. v '...!. in ft i SYRACUSE, i A, iuaicu i J. i no recent floods have damaged the saltworks to the extent of nearly Sf'JOO.OOO. Tbtee hundred swelling are more or ie nooueci, an uie 11 1 il 1 .1 r' probable total loss in this county will be iia'.f a million dollars. Kochkstkr, N. Y.. March 19.-Th flood has subsided. Tho bridges on the Central and Genesseo Valley railroads have been swept away. Many building have been undermined and havo fall en. ..... Abouta thousand of the principle stores are filled with water. Tho gas works and newspapers have suspended. No lives have been loci but the damage amounts t0 geyeral millions of dollars. jfciy.Sir Frederick Bruce, the new Eng lish Minister to Washington, was attsch .,1 to the Enclish Lecstiou in this coun- , trr during the negotiation of the Athbur- lon treaty, and subsequently ueiu omo ia Newfoundland, I j&2Severa1 chiefs ot t lie iiu-i-; had a tallc witn tne uoruni'SHioiiera v. ai- disn Attain to-aay preliminary ,o ire.- ty for their removal from Dacotab, to the 0mb re.ervalion, in Neb;aka. WaT'"'