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TERMS or SUBSCRIPTION.* OSE DOLL.4II PER AWI .TI, IN ADVANCE. For six months, 75 cents. n'*All NEW subscriptions must be paid in • irance- lhe P a P er ' 5 continued, and net piiSiin the firs* month, $1,25 will be charg fj.if paid in three months, $1,50; if not !,id i- months, #1,75 ; and if not paid in £, r.onit.3. $2,00. \!i pipe -3 addressed to persons out of the ,y ,v* 11 • be discontinued at the expiration of •if tiaie pa id for, unless special request is made ,*:he contrary or payment guaranteed by some —sponsible person here. ADVERTISING. Ten lines of minion, or their equivalent, con tfitate a square. Three insertions sl, and 25 jots for each subsequent insertion. phe West Branch Insurance Co. OF LOCR HAVES. PA., INSURES Detached Buildings, Stores. Mer j ehsidise, Farm Property, and other Build er., ami their contents, at moderate rates. DIRECTORS. Hm. fohn J. Pcarce, lion. G. C. Ilarvey, Jybn 0. Hall, T. T. Abrams, aries A. Mayer, D. K. Jackman, CSa.nes Crist, W. White, eter Dickinson, Thos. Kitchen. Hon. G C. HARVEY, Pres. T. T. ABRAMS, Vice Pres. Tkos. Kitchen, .-ec'y. REVERENCES. s.o'jcl H. Lloyd, Thos. Bowman, D. 1). •" \ tVinegardner, Wm. Vanderbelt. A. Mackey, Wm. Fearon. ; White, Dr. J. S. Crawford, jj-aes Qniggle, A. Updegrafi', j,hn W. Maynard, James Armstrong, •ion. Simon Cameron, Hon. Wm. Bigler. ilJ"Agent for Miillin county, G. IK. STEIV- ; •Rf, Esq. ap23 j Isdemnity from Less and Damage by Pi re, Perilt of .Uarine a ltd Inland Tranep.irtatt.in. CONTINENTAL INSURANCE COMPANY. >■>rporated by the Legislature of Pmnsylra uia, icith a Perpetual Charter. Authorized Capital, $1,000,000. rffiee No. CI Walnut St. aboie Second, Phila. fire Insurance on Buildings, Furniture, Mer :;iidie, &c., generally. Marine Insurance B Cargoes and Freights to all parts of the end. Inland Insurance on Goods, &c., by L'ifs, Rivers, Canals, and Land Carriages, to i part 3 of the Union, on the most favorable RSH, consistent with security. DIRECTOR*. itsrgc \V. Colladay, William Itowers, ;;\3 >l. Coleman, Joseph Oat, Lrin V. Machette, Howard Hinchman. GEORGE W. COLLADAV, President. Giles Wilsom, Secretary. H3*Agent for Milflin countv, Win. P. EL tIOTT, Esq. * febltl-ly IMi EMM TV AGAINST LOSS BY FIRE. Franklin Fire Insurance Compa ny of Philadelphia. ,'scc 435 and 437 Chcstr ui street, near Fifth. OF AF'.VI S. January 1, 1-56, jnuMisbed agreeably to an act of Assembly, !Ui? — Mortgage*, amply secured, $1,596,625 19 ted Estate, (present value SIOO,- 01.) cost, 74,260 93 ;-npurary Loans, on ample Col literal Securities, 101,066 17 - cits. t,pres'L val. $76 964 22) cost 71,547 97 • is arid Bi'W Receivable, 4.307 K> kS, 40,855 48 £1,888,904 74 I i >l7l or Limited Insurance?, made on every s--ription cf property, in Town and Country, •■tei as low as are consistent with security, -•nee their incorporation, a period of twenty . it vesrs, they have paid over Four .Millions L' liars' looses by tire, thereby affording ev eof the advantages of Insurance, as well > the ability and di-position to meet with roinptr.ess ai! liabilities. Losses by Fire. ses paid during the year 1637, $203,789 4 DIRECTORS. A* Eancker, ' Mordecai D. Lewis, r 'ne: iVagner, I David S. Drown, amu-d Grant. 1 Isaac Lea, <wb R. js-nitn, I Edward C. Dale, *'j- W. Riehards, , George Fales. CHARLES N. BAXCKER, President. "M. A. STEEL, Sec'y pro tcm. XpAgent for Mifflin county, H. J. WAL aB, Esq., Lewistown. feb2s H-!7f '©2,00231?,' WISION AND FISH STORE. HE s-ibsTii —,r has opened a Grocery, Pro i. n*. m and Fish Store opposite Major Eisen &' rlotei, where he has just received a fine wwtment of fresh Tamils gjrorerfrs, MBg which may be found fine Coffee, Sugar, £, Molasses, Syrups, Cheese, Crackers, si, Ham, Shoulder, Fine Asbton and Dairy Tobacco, Segars, Soap, &c. Aho, Brooms, Tubs, Buckets, Baskets, and a atsortment of Willow-ware, which he f for cash very cheap. • will pay Cash for Butter, Lard, Potatoes, *M, dtc. ! ')See prices, and judge for yourselves. !t P3 JAMES IRWIN. CHEAP GOODS AGAIN! 3E undersigned having purchased the Mtock of goods of Samuel Comfort, con- J*g of all kinds of DRY GOODS, suitable tidies, Gentlemen and Children, Grocer .. Readymade Clothing, &c., " -d selling off the entire stock AT COST! " s, out the establishment. Persons wish v ' CHEAP will do well to give us a r,L . oun t dealers wanting gnnds to keep aeeortmenl will do wet: *J examine V p Bwe sell at Philadelphia prices. * •* received in exchange for goods. G. W. SOULT, ; . 11. H. COMFORT. June 10, 1858. lights best Window Sash, from 8x ■ 5 L E*lB, FR TA!E VERY LOW PRANCISCVS imnsy™l AUTO tpws&nssisais) m: ®a®asm imiEasr®aiE 9 adrannranro, UEBIHUIH <B®®S®W 9 w& a fill maaiiiaiii.. ROSATIE, THE PRAIRIE FLOWER. On the distant prairie, where the heather wild In Its quiet beauty lived and smll'd. B:anus a little cottage, and a creeping vine Loves around its porch to twine. In that peaceful dwelling was a lovely child, With her blue eyes beaming, soft and mild. And the wavy ringlets of her flaxen hair, floating In the summer air. CHORUS —Fair as a lily, joyous and free. Light of that prairie home was she; Every one who knew her felt the gentle power Of Rosalie, the prairie flower. On the distant prairie, wheD the days were long. Tripping like a fairy, sweet her song, With the sunny blossoms and the birds at play, Beautiful and bright as they. When the twilight shadows gathered in the west. And the voice of nature sunk to rest, Like a cherub kneeling seemed the lovely child. With her gentle eyes so mild. But the summer faded and a chilly blast O'er that happy cottage swept at last, When Die autumn song-birds woke the dewy morn. Utile prairie Cower was gone; For the angels whispered softly In tier ear, "Child, thy Father calls thee, stay not here," And they gently bore her, robed in spotless white. To their blissful home of light. SWITZKR'S SOAG OF HOME. Why, ohl why my heart this sadness? Why 'mid scenes like these decline? V here all, tho" strange, is Joy and gladness, Say what wish can yet be thine? Oh! say v, hat wish can yet be thine? Ad that's dear to me is wanting. Lone and cheerless hero I roam ; The strangers Joys how e'er enchanting. To me can never be like home. To me cau never he like home. Give me those! I ask no other— Those that bless the humble dome. Where dwell my father and my mother. Give, oh.' give me back my home— My own, my own dear native home. Ilaii&iußßttwa* [From the Huntingdon American.] DAVID LEWIS. Having seen many and contradictory ac counts of this no loss formidable than no torious highwayman, of Centre county, and having heard the true story of the leading incidents of his life, from one of the men who figured largely in the pursuit and cap ture of him and his confederates, I have concluded to give the public an authentic history ox his capture and a brief state ment of- some of his adven'.ures previous to the deed which cuusc-d his capture, and subsequently his death. It was near the middle of July, 1320, that Lewis, Connelly and McGuire might have been seen wending their way towards the house of two old maiden ladies, named Couden, who resided near Harrisburg, with the intention of robbing them of some 8500 in specie, which they had received information was in their possession. But - .n this case, as well as in main' other in stances, the old adage was verified, that " man proposes and God disposes,"' for on the day previous they had placed it in the ITarrisburg Bank. Failing in obtaining the main object of their enterprize, they "vamosed," carrying off a rifle and shot gun, which was afterwards recovered by a brother of the ladies. They fled from Harrisburg by the way of Coxestown, where they stopped for the night at Byer's or B yard's Inn, where McGuire brought into action his lock-picking utensils, and opened the bar drawer, and decamped with the specie it contained. About this time Hammond & Page, mer chants of Bellefonte, were receiving their ; stock of goods, and as wagoning was com mon in those days, in fact the only mode of conveyance, they had engaged three teams to haul them; one in particular, be ing loaded with the costliest goods, in crossing one of the Seven Mountains, broke down, and it being late, they drove on to John Carr's Inn with the remaining wagons. Here was a rare opportunity for Lewis and his lawless hand, which they were not slow to avail themselves of. It is supposed by some, though I will not vouch for it, that they cut the spokes of the wagon, which caused it to break down. They overhauled the goods and took such as suited them, and then started for Belle fonte with the intention of robbing Potter's store, in which they might have succeeded had not John Carr noticed them attempt ing to unhinge the shutters, when he gave the alarm, and they fled. They were im mediately followed by the few that could be gathered. Paul Lebo, a very active man, outstripped the rest so far that Lewis and Connelly, who had secreted themselves in the fence to let their pursuers pass, thought it would not endanger them to jiscover themselves to him, and frighten him back, which they did; in fact their persuasion was near ending his career, for Connelly had him nearly choked to death THURSDAY, AUBUST 12, 1858. and only at the earnest request of Lewis, was he snatched from the jaws of death. The next place that they were heard of, ; was on the Muncy Mountain, near a Col. McKibbin's, diverting themselves 011 Sun day by shooting mark. Word have been sent to Bellefontc, search was immediately commenced. Wra. Alexander, ex-Sheriff, started down Nittany Valley to collect men to go by the way of Big Island, and J. MeGec headed another party, consisting of John Hammond, Wm. Armor, Paul Lebo, Peter Dysell and Joseph Butler, all of Bellefonte, to go by the way of Karthaus to meet the other party at Lewis' mother's, on Bennct's Branch of the Sinnemahon ning. They proceeded as lar as Karthaus that night, deviating from a direct route ! to obtain a guide, who was no less a per j son age than " Andy Walker," as he was familiarly termed, the great hunter of Bald Eagle. Wm. Hannah also joined them at this place, and when starting the following morning, their company was in creased to eleven by the accession of John Koons, Samuel Karnell and Peter Bodey. On the night they were at Karthaus, McGuire was captured at the Big Island, which led the rest to divide the spoils and separate. On the 20th of the month by some mishap, McGee's party lost their way, and as a matter of course, bad to encamp or rather roost, for the night, but on the morning of the 30th they struck Trout llun, which empties into Bennett's Branch. V alker and Karnell started ahead of the rest, to see if Lewis had made his appearance at his mother's, and finding that he had not, they joined the rest of the party that night and crossed over the Drift Wood branch, opposite Shepherd's, and upon inquiry found that two men, an- 1 swering the description of Lewis and Con- ; nelly, had breakfast there. The party, ; accompanied by Shepherd, proceeded up the Drift Wood B ranch about eight miles, and not being satisfied that these were the | men, the majority were in favor of going ' still further down and making inquiry of ! whoever they should meet. Five miles ! below this place, they seen a man, named Brooks, engaged in gigging, who told them j that Lewis and another man had passed that way, when they immediately went up Drift \\ ood Branch, with Brooks in com- j pany, till they came within hearing of the '■ robbers, who where shooting mark. — j Brooks took them to an eminence that j overlooked and commanded a view of their : proceedings. McGcc and his followers find- ' jug it useless to remain secreted, demand ed the rascals to surrender and told them ' they should not be harmed Their repiy j was, " hoot and he d—d, wc will return your fire." Lewis was shot in two places and fell the first fire. Connelly, more for tunate, escaped harm until lie was on the brink of the river, when lie was struck by a ball, which cut. the rim of his abdomen, causing his entrails to protrude. The prisoners were conveyed to the Big Island, seven miles distant, the nearest point that a physician could be obtained. They arrived there 011 Sunday, 2d August, 1820. Connelly died that night. Squire Petriken called an inquest, and alter ex amining witnesses, the parties engaged in the capture were honorably acquitted.— Connelly was interred near the Presbyteri an Cemetery. Lewis was conveyed to Bellefonte, where after lingering for a few days, refusing to have his arm amputa ted, he died 011 the 18th of August and was buried in the Baptist Cemetery at Miles burg. S. An Unfortunate Case of Suicide in New York. —A young married woman, aged twenty years, named Mary A. Ohalan, com mitted suicide on Monday night, at tene ment house, No. 143 Thompson street. She married an Italian named Charles Chalan, a short time ago. lie was a carpenter by trade, but could get no work, and was suf fering. On Monday be looked all day for employment, in vain, and on returning at night to his apartments in the sixth story of the above house he was informed by his wife that there was nothing to eat. He replied by saying, " Mary, I will go to sea, and you return to your parents until better times." As Chalan put his hand oa the door to go out,, his wife sprang out of a window, and breaking her back on a shut ter in the descent, tell dead on the pave ment. Every parent ought to know where sons and daughters spend their evenings. FROM UTAH. i [trorn the N. Y. Times' Correspondent.] GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, U. T., 7 Saturday, July 3, 1858. ' j Brigham Young. In a one-story adobe building, opposite his family block, Brigham Young has his olfice. He is a man of business, having large possessions, numerous mills and extern sive herds of horses and cattle, and em ploys several clerks to keep his hooks, &c. An hour spent in this office, satisfied us that Brigham fully understands the value of the axiom that "Order is Heaven's first law." Brigham came here a poor man, and his adherents assure us that he receives not a cent from the Church as President, or in any other way. let he has become immensely wealthy. If the premises stated are true, he must have discovered how to make bricks without straw"—for his rich es cannot he the product of the labor of his own hands, nor the result of specula tion, nor the rise of real estate in this Val ley, where no man holds title to a foot of landed property. My first view of Brigham was obtained at public service on Sabbath morning. Service was held in a " Bowery," as it is called, on a public square in the centre of Provo City. 1 his Bowery 13 constructed of posts driven in the ground, supporting a frame work some fifteen feet overhead, upon which are laid willow brush cut on the neighboring creeks. The bower thus constructed was capable perhaps of seating two thousand persons. At one end was erected a rude platform or staging for the presidency, the preachers and elders. As the hour of meeting approached, the streets thronged with the people of all ages and conditions flocking to the bower, each with a chair of some sort in hand, as few bench es had been provided under the shelter. The City Marshal superintended the seat ing of the crowd, manifesting quite as much energy in closing up all gaps and making the most of the room as would the most indefatigable usher at the Academy of Music oti Lagrange's benefit night—for room was "an object" All around the edge of the bower, within hearing distance of the stand, wagons were drawn up, their ! occupants maintaining their seats in the ve hicles while awaiting the words of inspira tion from their Prophet's lips. A Mormon Audience. A glance at the audience shows us that three-fourths of it is composed of women, all dressed with exceeding plainness, not to say coarseness, but many of them excecd ingly pretty or interesting in personal ap pearance, notwithstanding these disadvan tage. 1 was -truck with the fact that all seemed to have brought their children with them. There were few among them with out nursing infants upou their knees. The exceeding youth of some of these mothers could not escape attention. One at least, who sat near me, could scarcely have been tifteen years older than her babe, if even that. I sought the story of the tell-tale counteanecs of this vast female assemblage. Generally, it was that of the " miserably happy" —the only phrase I know of to ex press the desired idea. Some few of the oldest among theiu seemed happy and eon tented. The day of earthly joys and pleas ures having passed away for them, they seemed to enter really into the rcligous fa naticism and superstition of the Mormon system. Among the younger "sisters," however, the prevailing expression of coun tenance betrayed a listlessness and reckless ness, resulting from the absence of any fu ture of hope or happiness on earth. This, I know, was also the opinion of other Gen tile observers on the occasion rcfercd to — an opinion strengthened hour by hour du ring my brief sojourn at Provo. The Mormons Returning. The people are returning rapidly to their homes. Brigham himself, informed me, on Wednesday last, that the people of Grants ville, in Lovillo Valley, had just received permission to return, and introduced me to Bishop Wm. G. Young, their leader, who was about to start with his flock. The prophet himself, who was about to start with seventeen of his families, arrived on Thursday night, and the road between here and Provo is lined with the returning refugees. Ou Monday next, the order is to be issued at Provo for the return of all the families, and it will be obeyed with cheerfulness and alacrity. The Army to he-permanently located in Utah. The army will not move from here for several days. The Anniversary of Arner- icn Independence will be celebrated by the firing of a national salute anil by other ap propriate ceremonies. Den. Johnston has returned from his visit to various valleys, with a view of se lecting a location for winter quarters, lie considers the country over which he has passed to be essentially a desert. He has seen no point which he considers well adap ted to the use of a permanent post. The army will move in two or three days, however, to Cedar \ alley, about for ty-five miles from Salt Lake City, ten or twelve from Lehi, and fifteen or twenty from Provo, where barracks and store hous es will be immediately erected. The loca tion is a favorable one from which to com mand the chief settlements with prompt ness and efficiency. Grass is very scarce, however, for large herds, and it is decided to send hack to Port Leavenworth all the animals not abso lutely necessary to be retained in camp. Signs.—When will signs and wonders cease ? Not a day passes hut what we sec good and had signs, as the following will show : It is a good sign to see a man enter your sanctum with a friendly greeting and say: •Here's a dollar for my paper.' It is a had sign to hear a man say he's too poor to take a paper —ten to one he carries a jug of 'red eye' that cost him a half a dollar. It is a good sign to see a man doing an act of charity to his fellows. It is a had sign to hear him boasting of it. It is a good sign to see the color of health in a man's face. It is a bad sign to see it all concentrated in his nose. It is a good sign to see an honest man wearing his old clothes.® It is not a good sign to see them filling the hole in his windows. It is a good sign to see a man wiping the perspiration from his face. It is a had sign to see him wiping his chops as he conies out of a cellar. It is a good sign to see a woman dressed with taste and neatness. It's a bad sign to see her husband sued for her finery. It is a good sign to see a man advertise in a paper. It is a had sign to s4t the sheriff adver tise for him. It is a good sign to sec a man sending his children to school. It is a had sign to see them educated at evening schools, on the public squares, Ac., et cetera, and so forth. M(tn Over the jails. —'fhe St. Anthony (Minnesota) News of the 17th duly says : " Yesterday morning at about 10 o'clock, the citizens in the vicinity of the falls were startled by the cry of ' Mau over the falls!' and in a few moments hundreds rushed to the rescue, bnt all their efforts to save him were unavailing. He was seen by a comrade for a moment or two after be went over, after which be disap peared, and as yet bis body lias not been found. The accident occurred as follows : lie was standing on some planks which project over the platform of the mill di rectly above the Falls, turning a log with a 1 cant hook,' when the hook slipped, and he fell backwards down the precipice. He rose to the surface of tho water, and attempted to swim to a ledge of rocks with in a few feet of him, but was swept down by the strong current. He who has thus been sent into eternity without a moment's warning is a young man form Palermo, Maine, by the name of George W. Wood." Death of a Child from Fatigue and Starvation- —The following is an extract from a private letter, dated Mount Morris, July 20 : " There was a little boy of Mr. Cassidy's lost three weeks ago last Saturday. The canal and race were thoroughly searched, and all about the villiage, and it was thought some of the circus men had taken him; but this morning the little fellow was found on the Horse Shoe Flats, up the river, about three miles from home, llis brother who had charge of him, lost sight of him, and I suppose he was tired, and starting for home got lost. He must have died from hun ger, fatigue and exposure. He was out in all that terrible rain three weeks ago Sab bath. It rained here nearly all day." Street Walking at night—A school for evil. New Series—Vol. 111, No. 38. THE GAZETTE. DEMOCRATIC PROTECTION. The comments which have been made on the British Water Pipes for carrying water to Washington City, have brought out a reply from Chief Engineer Meigs, who has a salary of S4OOO or SSOOO a year, in which appears the following paragraph : "While the officers ol'the Government have no right to ray out more of the money in trusted to thorn, in order to ecpjre American iron, the manufacturers who complaiD have a perfect right to abate their prices, so as to. keep the work in this country, and they would show more patriotism thus, than by complain ing of the contractor who follows his interest, or of the engineer who has done his duty." In reply to which the Easton Daily Times says:—The English of all this is to this effect: that whilst the officers of the Gov ernment are allowed to expend millions of money in contracts for supplies for the Ar my employed against Ctali, from which the friends of the Administration could realize large profits, (ov stealings,) the Government cannot accept a contract for an article of American manufacture, which would give employment to cur depressed laborers and mechanics, unless the American article could he furnished at a price equally as low as the foreign article, produced by labor that is employed at the standard of value which Mr. Buchanan advocates as the prop er standard for this country —" ten cents per day." " The manufacturers," we are told by Mr. Meigs, " have a perfect right to abate their prices, so as to keep the xrork in this country." That is, the American manu facturer, in order to secure employment for the industrial classes of this country, must reduce the price of his article of produce; and as he can do this only by reducing the wages of the producers, he must exit doxen the laborer and mechanic to the rate of compensation paid to the same classes in Europe, to wit:— TEN CENTS PER DAY. The Government cannot give you any pro tection against the competition of labor that is down to the starvation point; and if you cannot afford to work for the prices that are paid to English colliers, and English furnace hands, and English moulders, &c. } <ie., you must not hope for employment. The Government has millions to bestow upon favorites, in fraudulent contracts, but not one cent per pound l'or American pro ducers of iron pipe. They must fall in price, or the Government will go abroad for its supplies. American mechanics, how do you like the protection and encourage ment our Government is disposed to extend to you? With your collieries lying com paratively idle; your furnaces blown out, — in short, the whole industrial population of the country lying fiat on its back, —how do you like to be told that unless you can af ford to come down in your prices, the work upon which you depend for subsistence will be taken from you and given to the laborers of Europe ? You would strike against a reduction proposed by your employer; will you submit to a reduction by Government, or will you strike against the Government that dares to propose it—strike for protec tion against the pauper labor of Europe ? "It is good ib be a Democrat!" The New York Times furnishes the fol lowing catechism, which shows how good a thing it is to be a Democrat; Cornelius Wendell & Co. are the owners and publishers of the Washington Union, the organ of the President, and Wendell contributed most liberally to the election eering fund for Mr. Buchanan's election in 1856. Here is the catechism. Who was elected Printer to the Senate of the Thirty-fifth Congress ? Wm. L. Harris. Who executes the printing of the Sen ate. C. Wendell & Co. Who obtained the contract for binding all of the documents for the House ot Rep resentatives of the Thirty-fiflh Congress ? C. Wendell & Co. Who obtained the contract for binding the Congressional Globe for the House of Representatives of the Thirty-fifth Con gress? C. Wendell & Co. What law wag passed at the fixat Session of the Thirty-fifth Congress relative to the binding for the Executive Department T That the binding should be awarded to practical and competent bindera. Who obtained the oontracte for the Ex ecutive Department binding from the-fifee- 0