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er., ami their contents, at moderate rates.
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aries A. Mayer, D. K. Jackman,
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eter Dickinson, Thos. Kitchen.
Hon. G C. HARVEY, Pres.
T. T. ABRAMS, Vice Pres.
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OF AF'.VI S. January 1, 1-56,
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ted Estate, (present value SIOO,-
01.) cost, 74,260 93
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i >l7l or Limited Insurance?, made on every
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-•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
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.
"M. A. STEEL, Sec'y pro tcm.
XpAgent for Mifflin county, H. J. WAL
aB, Esq., Lewistown. feb2s
H-!7f '©2,00231?,'
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.
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
" 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.
; . 11. H. COMFORT.
June 10, 1858.
lights best Window Sash, from 8x
imnsy™l AUTO tpws&nssisais) m: ®a®asm imiEasr®aiE 9 adrannranro, UEBIHUIH <B®®S®W 9 w& a
fill maaiiiaiii..
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.
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.
[From the Huntingdon American.]
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
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
Every parent ought to know where sons
and daughters spend their evenings.
i [trorn the N. Y. Times' Correspondent.]
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
New Series—Vol. 111, No. 38.
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
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
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
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-

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