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l)c Jcffcvsonian. THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 1859. FOR AUDITOR GENERAL Thomas E. Cochran, of York Co. T?rn STTPVKVOR GENERAL. .William H. Kcim, of Berks Co. i3S A 11 nnrsnns arfl herebv notified to .bato Express matter at the office by 11 - o'clock A. M. or it must be laid over till next day. . JOHN N. STOKES. Honroe County Agricultural Society. Agreeably to notice, the Directors and Stock-boldcrs of this Society held a meeting in the Court House, on Tuesday, the 2nd inft., the Directors at 2 o'clock, the Stockholders at 3 P. M. The Direc tors finished up what business lay over from the previous meeting, and the Sec retary submitted to the Society the pro posals of Wm. S. Roes and Peter IT. Rob eson, for furnishing a location for the Fair ground, together with the report of the Engineer employed to view the re spective sites. Stock having been sold up to 2 o'clock in order to furni?h all an .opportunity to buy, at 3, the Stockhold ers convened and proceed to the selection of a site for the Fair Grouud. The pro posal of Peter U. Robeson having been virtually withdrawn, that of Mr. Rccs was unanimously acceded to, and ac ' cordingly the Fair Ground is to be loca ted on a tract of land in the neighbor hood of his residence, bordering on the Pocono Greek. We understand that the ground is very suitable for the purpose, an nbundancc of water being close at hand, and a good trotting course suscep tible of being made at a comparatively triflin expense, the estimate of tho En gineer being about Gve hundred dollars. We uuder.-tand that the Society pro pose renting the ground, which contains some fifteen acre, for the present, until ..they are enabled to purchase. 15y the proposals of Mr. llces, they are at liberty to rent the ground for five years at the rate of SlJ0 per year, payable in advance, " with the privilege of purchasing at the end of that term, or at any time before, '-at the rate of $100 per acre. The Society propose grading the track, (which is to be half a mile in length by 40 feet in width,) this fall. The buildings and fences will be ercc ted next spring. Q'hc first Fair will be 'held in the fall of i860. Pretty "Women. A pretty woman is oue of tho "institu- "lioni" peculiar to this country an an gel in dry goods and glory. She makes sunshine, bluo sky aud happiness whero cver he goes. Her path is one of deli cious roes, perfume and beauty. She is a poem written on choice calico, curl pa per, and good principles. Her words floal round the car like the dulcet warb ling of birds of paradise, or the merry chimes of marriage bells: without her so citty would lose its greatest ornament aud truest attraction, and man would de generate into a savage, utterly regardless of the beautiful clothing manufactured land fold by Ft. C. Pyle, opposite the old Easton Bank. Tho Fastest Time on Record. One day last week, on tho Eclipse course, Long Island, a race came off be tween Flora Temple and Princess, in which the former again proved herself the fastest trotter in existence. The race was for a purse of $1000 two mile beats, in harness, best two in three and was won by Flora Temple in two straight heats, the first of which she made in the 'unprecedented short lime of 4 minutes ,and 50 seconds. This time has never keen equalled in the annals of the turf. Our State Debt. The Treasurer of the Commonwealth -advertises for a quarter of a million of dollars worth of Pennsylvania fives. The diminution of the State debt progresses quietly and steadily at tho rate of about 1,000,000 per snnum. The interst is paid regularly without borrowing or the slightest financial difficulty, and we men- - tion the fact to remind our readers of the beneficial effect of the sale of the JP.ublio Works, about which interested parties raised such a clamor. Io getting rid of those Public Works the Common wealth threw off the heaviest load it had ever been called on to bear. Freak of Mature. Wc were on Saturday last shown a full pized chicken, owned by Mr. Peter Bortz, of North Whitehall, which has four com plete legs and feet; two ouly, however, arc used in locomotion, the others being "posterior, seem to perform no useful func tion. Alle?itow?i Democrat. EARLY FROST. Ice was formed at Somcrsct, Pa., one night last week, and ..clothes hung out tawdry were frozen "stilt The frost was very heavy and did inuoh damage. LATER from EUROPE. The Bremen screw fctearosbip Bremen, arrived at New York, on the 22d inst., from Bremen 6lh inst., via Southampton 9th. Her advices are not so late by one day as those by the Hungarian at Quebec, although her mails give a few additional items of news. The Iiremeu brings a full freight and about 500 passengers. Tho Agricultural Gazetto Ftatcs that the harvest is now general through the midland aud even the northern counties of England, and it is nearly completed in the south. The product will be in niot parts above the average. There is the old apprehension for the safety of the po tato crop in Ireland. The Conference at Zurich, at which each of tho three Powers had two repre sentatives, was iu session on the 8th aud 9th. but nothing was publicly known of its doings. In both liouses or rorna mcnt there had been further discussion touching the past aud future foreign pol icy of.the Government. From 20,000 to 40,000 workmen were out of employment. The master-builders had sought the inter vention of Government in vain. There were vague reports of contemplated mea sures iu France looking to Free-Trade and presumed to be calculated to give a great impulse to commerce. The King of Sardiuia made his entry into Milan on tho 7th iuj-t. amid the acclamations of the people. The Sardinian Commissioners at Parma and Piacenza had been re called. The elections in Tusoany bad refulted in tho ohoico of Ministers op posed to the return of tho Grand Duke. The relations between Prussia aud Austria were so hostile as to be thought danger ous by the smaller German States, which, it was paid, were even looking to France for protection. It was rumored thnt the Czar would visit Berliu iu September. The Lawrence Rcjmblican thus post" the books: "Buchanan, Cobb & Co., began busi ness on the 4th of March, V857. Then they had in band, in surplus funds, 826,00,000. On the 3d of June, 1857, they had on ly 817,500,000. On the 1st of January, 1859, they had only "00,000,000 1 1 1 Ou the 1 0th of January, 1853, they borrowed 820,000,000. In August, 1853, 810,000.000 more. In January, 1859, 810,000.000 more. And now they want 830 000,000, to commence a debt of $500,000,000. Assets on hand to meet these liabili ties, SOOO.000,000." IJThe Overland Stage Route is un questionably the longest in the world. There are one hundred and seventy changes of horses between San Francisco and St. Louis, and from four to eight horse teams are required to each stagc With every change of horses, there is a change of drivers. The Chiriqui Gold Discoveries. We published two weeks ago, an ac count of tho gold discovered in the an cient graves of the province of Cbiriqui in Central America. Later news from that region confirms the first reports. The Panama papers Etate that the yield of gold obtained from the "huacas" con tinues undiminished. The Prefect of the department informs tho Goveoor that the elections (for Proourado, etc.) did not tnko place on the day appointed, as no electors appeared at the poll, all being too busily engaged in the grave dig gings. All kiuds of ghost etorics are afloat a mong the natives, who report hearing unearthly uoises and tambores (drums) iu the Cordilleras, which they attribute to his Sable Majesty, who docs not wish the grates to be molested. Chiriqui, judgiug from its dead, must have been au exceedingly populous coun try, and while the present few inhabitants are rejoicing over the spoils of aboriginal industry and superstition, it is to be hoped that the discovery mayr lead to a better knowledge of the resources of the coun fry and the development thereof. Sheep-Raising in Texas. The GouzaleB Inquirer says: "A flock of some fifteen hundred head of Mexican sheep and goats crossed the river at this place last Thursday, going East. In or der that the reader may form some idea of the extent of this business in our State, we will here remark that, from a safe calculation of one of our shccp-raisers, it is estimated that not less than ono-fourth of a million ot sheep bavc been brought into Texas from Mexico since the 1st of January last, exclusive of those imported from Tennessee, Illinois, Missouri, and Arkansas. It is also estimated that by the 1st of next January this number will hare been doubled, thus making some thing like half a million of sheep brought from Mexico into our btate during the year. - Of the number already brought in it is thought that about seventy or eighty thousand have crossed the river at this place." A Valuable Secret. The unpleasant odor produced by per juration is frequently the source of vex atiou to gentlemen and ladies, some of whom are as subject to its excess as their fellow mortals of another color. Nothing is simpler than the removal of this oder at much less expense and much more ef fectually than by application of such cost ly unguents and perfume as are in uso. It is only necessary to procure Borne of the compound spirits of ammonia, and place two table spoonsfuls in a basin of water. ashing tho face, hands and arms, with this, leaves the skin as clean, fresh apd sweet as one could wish. The wash being perfectly harmless, and very cheap, we recommend it on the authority of one of our most experienced physicians to our readers. From tho Buffalo Courier of tho 18th, M. Blondin at Niagara Falls. His Great Feat oi uarrymg a man nuiv uu mo Shoulders Accomplished. Probably the largest crowdthat has ev er assembled at Niagara Falls was pres ent yesterday to witness Mons. Blondin cross the Ni.agera river opon his rope car rying a man upon his shoulders. About half-past 4 o'clock M. Blondin entered tho enclosure and proceeded to tho end of the rope on tho American side. Hia appearance was the signal for a gen eral cheering, which was responded to from the other side of the river. He was dressed as on former occasions in silk tights, bare headed and on his feet rough dressed buckskin shoes. In a few min utes after his arrival he ascended tho rope with his balancing pole, and started to cross the river alone. Before leaving he tied a pad of papers around hia waist. After proceeding about 100 feet he stop ped, swung one foot and then the other, and then walking along fifteen or twenty feet, stopped and stood upon his head his head resting on the balancing pole which lay across tho rope, tho ends sup ported unon tho auvTOnes. Ho then ran along the rope, stood up on his head sat downr-turueU somer sets backwards, forwards, and proceeded to the middle of the river where there are no uys. He here laid down on the rope on his back at full length stood on bis head aid his balancing pole across the rope and stood upon it with one foot and balancing it with the other foot: his bauds lying by his side. He then passed along the rope to where the guys on the Cana da side were fastened, and laid down his balancing nolo. He now returned with hia bodv suspended beneath the rope, runniug along with his hands and feet as an ape to the mtddlo ot tue rope uetween the guys. He hero went through with all ihn feats attemDted by tight rope perfor- 4 tr mers,.euch as" hanging by one foot, then the other, and bv one hand, then drop ping his body down full length below the rope, then whirling round, resting ins breast as if in the act of bwimmmg. lie hung by both arms and then passed his body between his arms anu tne rope, ana in fact performed all the feats ever per formed by the most agile tightrope per formers. He then returned to where in balancing Dole was, took it up, and cros ed to the Canada bank, stopping several times to turn soaersets, stand upon his head, upon one foot, and to lay down up on the rope. Upon bis reaching the Gnu rid sWfs ho was received with tremen- cheers from the crowd, and the lo comotives on the bridge and on both sides of the river responded with their whistles. M. Blondiu occupied something over half an hour in crossiug, most of the time being spent in his performances ou tne rope- He remained upon the Canada idp. to rest and refresh himself some fifteen or twenty minutes, and again ap pcared upon the rope. This time he had his agent, Mr. Henry Colcord, a man weighing about. 136 pounds, upon his back, and his balanoing pole iu his hands. Ho proceeded down the ropo very slowly and cautiously, as if feeling every step, until he was about 100 feet from the Can ada side, when Mr. Colcord dismounted and stood upon the rope immediately be hind M. Blondin. They hero remained to rest probably about three or four min utes, when Mr. Colcord again mounted, and M. Blondin proceeded, still walking very slowly and stopping occasionally to balance himself. They stopped five time? in crossing, and each time Mr. Colcord dismounted, aud again resumed hia por tion. He bad his arms around M. lilon- din's neck and his legs resting on the bat ancing pole, llo was iu bis shirt sleeve? and wore a straw hat. About 22 minutes were occupied in accomplishing the first half of the rope, and the balance in 20 minutes, making 42 miuutcs from bank to bank. For some peconds before the American ehore was reached tho crowd gathered round the end of the rope became very uoi.-y, aud a good deal of excitement pre vailed, and when be reached tho staging on this sido safely, the vast crowd shout ed with the greatest enthusiasm. On reaching the landing M. Blondin was much flushed aud appeared very much fatigued, while Mr. Colcord was pale, but did not betray any signs of fear. It was about half past six o'clock when he reached this side, and the trains, which had been detained aud were ready, star ted immediately for thci'scvcral destina tions with probably five thousand per sons.' Dreadful Outrages. Baltimore, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 1659. A dreadful series of outrages were per petrated on Saturday night on board the steamer Express, whioh left here the same evening with a large company for the camp meeting on Choptank River. After tho boat had got some distance from the oity, a party of rowdies, rallying under tho cry of "Enbolts," "Ranters," and "Rip Raps." made on indiscriminate as sault upon the white and colored passen gers, knocking them down in every di rection. Many of them were horribly beaten, and several of them stabbed. Mauy oi the white men wero robbed of their mon ey and watches, the assailants blowing out the lights to prevent their being rec ognized. One colored man was stabbed, and his wife outraged in his presence. On Sunday morning the boat stopped at Cambridge, where the Sheriff of Dorches ter County arrested four of the ringlead ers and committed them to jail. It is re ported that one colored man died of his wounds. Mice and Rats. Mr. Gienny says: Mice and rats are very easily destroyed if we set about it in earnest. Get live ploster-of-paris and flour, mix them dry in equal quantities, lay it in dry places, and sprinkle a little sugar amonirst it. Both Rats and mice eat ravenously, the pUbter sets firm di- rectiy alter it is . moistened, becomes a lump jnside them, and kills to a certain LATER FROM CALIFORNIA. 82,000,000 En Route to New York. In- terestmg Jrom Urcgon, 1 reiser Jiw, and Carson Valley. ' New-Orleans, Saturday, Aug. 20, 1859. The steamship TTabana is -below, with San Francisco dates of the 5th inst. Tho steamers Johu L. Stepheus and Orizaba had over 82,000,000 in specie, and 1,000 passengers, for New-York. Business at Sun Francisco was dull, and prices tending downward. Candles were firmer. Choice New-Orleans t-ugar was selling at 10c. Flour was S9 a bar rel, the money market was easy. Horace Greeley was made a lion of ev erywhere. He otimated that 30,000 em igrants were on their way to California by the overlaud route. Arrived at San Francisco since the 30th ult., ships Northern Eagle, Amos Law rence, Flying Eajile, Orpheus, Ocean Express, and Chariot of Fa mo, from New lorkjDushing Wave, trom Uoton; venu les, from 'Sidney"; Princess Royal from Melbourne. Sailed, ship Gauntlet, for New-York. St. LOUIS, Saturday, Aug. 20, 1859. The Overlaud Mnil has arrived here, with San Francisco dates of the 26th ul timo. Late arrivals at San Francisco had caused somo stir in business, but the mar ket closed very dull. Pork bad declined; extra was selling at a fraction over 811 Nearly a million pounds of the immense surplus of sugar had been exported to Valnaraisb and elsewhere during the . j - month, Grain was in fair demand for export. Tho niitiin? news was favorable, but 0 the receipts of dust were light. The Walker River and Washoe Val ley mines were attracting much attention Larfre numbers had departed for these o diggings. Tho official returns elect Judge Crane to Congress; The Nevada Convention was in session at Genoa. At Carson Yalley they wero forming a Provincial Government, it being the in tention of tho people to throw off all alle giance to Mormon rule. '1 hey designed electing a Governor, Judges, and all otb er necessary officers. A party of Californians, en route to St. Louis, were attacked near the South Pas-s on the 1 5th of June by the Crow Indians. George Stephenson of Pitts burgh, David Moore ot Lancaster, Pa. and C. M. Hall of Cincinnati, were killed Henry Florence of Carlisle, Pa. was made prisoner. The advices from Oregon say that Stout. Democrat, is elected to Congress by 41 majority. Lieut Mullen was progressing finely with the new road from Walla Walla to Salt Lake. A artre Dnrtv of Eraser lliver miners or v had arrived at the new diggings in North Oalville. Oregon. Thev reported that - - - - i - c they were making from $8 to 816 a day Tho accounts from the Frascr Rivei mines are more favorable. New discov eries of gold had been made north of Fort Alexander. Rich qaartz had been received at Yic toria from Quecu Charlotte's Island. Effects of Poisoned Whiskey. The Crawfordsvill (Iud.) Journal re- ports a case of poisoning by whiskey, that ouht to be as effective as a dozen tern- perauco lectures. It says that a young man named Lewis, of that county, drank whiskey on the 30th of July which lurut his throat and stomach and made him vomit not unu-ual occurrences with more liquors than whiskey. The next day he drank again, and in the afternoon, an hour or so after swallowing the glass, he was seized with convulsions, which lasted six hours, and contorted his body and limbs terribly. His toes were drawn in upon the soles of his feet, his fingers in ou his palms, and his head and feet back toward ehcb other till they met nnd bent hifi body into a circle. His jaws were locked fast, and could not pe open ed at all, but he retained his conscious ness. For ten days, at intervals of one to five hours, these spasms have returned, but happily with entire unconsciousness in the patient since tho first ones. "White Frost in Dog Days. We learn that this very unusual atmos pherical visitation occurred last night up on the lower grouuds of many localities in different directions. Among other pla ces heard from at Ashland, Mass., and Somorsworth, N. II , the platforms around the depots were observed to be covered with a thick collection of hoar froBt, nnd spots of it wero plainly visible on most of tho lines of railway at the North. It was thought, however, that little dam ago was done to crops, with tho exception of somo of tho latest sown vegetables, which were of courso "nipped in the bud" sufficiently to cause thorn to wilt under tho succeeding sunshine. The frost wax most fortunately uot powerful enough to effect the corn crop. Boston Trauscript. Elderberry Wine. As tha season for making Elderberry wine is close at hand, we give the follow ing recipe for making it : The berries, when ripe, are first picked by the stems, then stripped with the hand, or trimmed close with shears. Next they are mashed (inc, whioh can be done by moans of a stick in the form of a pestle. Let them remain until the next day, when the juice is pressed out slowly in a cheese press, or any other convenient way. Next boil the juice "twenty minutes; skim it, and add four pounds of white sugar to the gallon. When milk warm add a small pieoo of whito broad crust that has been dipped in yeast. Let it stand three days, remove tbc crust, and tho wine is ready for bot tling. Ago improves it. Apples in Oregon. The Farmer spoaks .well of tho present apple crop. It is so good that $5 a bushr el is about as high as it U expected they will fiell. Nine Buildings Fired by one Villain---A Terrible flight ot urime jueam oi tue Incendiary. Tho town of Preston, Connecticut, on the night of August 8tb, was the scene of a wholesale incendiarism, which is un paralleled iu this country. It seems that a man named Chapman had quarreled with aud abused bis wife in such a man ner that she could not live with him, and returned to the house of her father, a far- mer named Wheeler. A short time he drove to the house of his father- since, in law and stole away his son, a lad se ven years of age, whom he ill-treated lor several days, during which he was pur sued. An officer fiually overtook him at a place culled Noank, took the boy away from him, and served on him a petition for divorce, his wife having rCHolvcd upon such a step. On Monday night, he re turned from Noank iu a perfect rage, uot only against his wife and her family, but against the whole town for taking her part. At a late hour he commenced his fiendish career, and, as he passed alonjj the road, he fired nine buildings, most of them barns, full of grain, wagons, larm in" tools, &c, which created a loss of ma ny1 thousands of dollars to the different owners. At lenath tho stealthy villain came to tho house of Mr. Wheeler, hi? father-in-law, where the closing scene of this drama of devastation was enacted, and where he no doubt intended to mur uer the whole family. The Wheeler fam ile worn nrftiisfid liV tllO SOU of OHO of their neighbors whose buildings bad been fired, who came thore for assistance Before they could get ready to depart to the assistance of others, they discovered their own out-buildings on fire, and while thiu worn narrvimr water to extinguish ""J J O the fire in the barn, one of the boys dis nnvPTP. i Chanman at the corner of the house attempting to set fire to some dr bruh lving against the house. He im mediately gave the alarm. A regular fight now ensued, and Chapman snapped a pistol twice at the head of Mr, Wheeler, but the weapon missed fire. The contest was finally ended by a son of Mr. Wbeelcr discharging a musket loaded with shot at Chapman: thelatter fled. It was afterwards discovered that thisshotproved fatalto the wretch, for when parties went out to scour the" woods tho next morning his body was found near a spring, where be had gone to bathe his wounds. In his abdomeu were found about one hundred shot wounds. A general feel iug of relief fol lowed, when it was kuowu that the in cendiary no longer lived to prosecute his fiendish revenge. Power of a Mother's Name A Young Rowdy Entering Prison. A writer in the Boston Times describes a visit to a Penitentiary at Philadelphia, and gives the following sketch of an in terview betweeu Mr. Scattergood, the hu mane warden of the prison, and a young man who was about to enter on his im prisonment: We passed ou to the ante room again, where we encountered a new comer, who bad just been sent up for five years on a charge of embezzlement. He was attired in the latest style of fashion, and possessed all the nonchalanco and careless appearance of a genteel rowdy He twirled his watch-chain, looked par ticularly .knowing at a couple of ladies who chanced to be present, aud seemed utterly indifferent about himself or the predicament he was placed in. The war den read his commitment, and addressed him with: "Charles, I am sorry to see thee here." "It can't be helped, old ful ler." "What is thy age, Charles?" "Twenty-three." "A Philadelphian?.' "Well, kinder, and kinder not.' "Thee has disgraced thyself sadly." "Weil, I ain't troubled, old t tick." "Thee look not liko rogue. "Matter of opm- ion. "inec was wen situaieui "jlcs, well enough." "In good employ!" . . rn, 11 . . l)l ( l AT ' Well, so o." "And thee has parents?" "Yes." "Perhaps thee has a mother, Charles?" The convict had been stand ing during the brief dialogue perfectly unconcerned and reckless untill this last interrogatory was put. Had a thunder bolt struck him he could not have fallen more suddenly than ho did when the name of "mother" fell on his ear. He sank in to a chair a torrent of tears gushed from his.eyes the very fountain of his heart seemed to have buret on tho instant. Ho recovered partially, and said, im ploringly, to the warden: "Don't you, sir, for God's sake, don't call her uams in this dreadful place! Do what you may with me, but don't mention that name to me!" There wero tears in other eyes be sides the prisoner's, and an aching silence pervaded tho group which surrounded the unfortunate convict. The black cap was drawn over his eyes. Hev was led to an adjoining apartment and stripped, nnd shortly afterward he reappeared on the corridor. ITo passed silently in charge of a deputy-keeper to a lonely cell in the distant part of tho prison, the door croak ed on its hinges, he disappeared, the chain droppod from tho outside bolts, and Charles was a close prisoner for five years to come. Shocking Suicide by a Boy. At Norwalk, Connecticut, on Friday evening, Au. 12th, a young man, 17 years of ago shot himself dead, in a fit of passionl llo had been maddened by the just rebukes and expostulations of his father and family, becaneo of improprie ties in his conduct Accordingly ho bor rowed a Distol. and iroinc to the rear of the houso, applied it to his person and lircd it so close that his clothing was set on fire by the explosion. The ball en tered his abdomen, passed through his body, and lodged under the akin of his back. Trot Betwean Flora Temple and Princes. Boston, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 1859. A trot between Flora Temple and Princes, for a purse of $1,000, milo boats, best threo in 'five, carao off this afternoon at the south end of Trotting Park. Flo ra won in threo straight heats. Time 2:33, 2:2G, and 2:34. From 15,000 to -SOjUOU spectators were present. "Women Tarring and Feathering a "WV man. On last ' Friday afternoon, says Tho Chicago Democrat, three women, living, in the town of Southbend, Indiana, took a fourth woman, a sort of arass widowr and said to bo of loose morals-, stripped her clothes entirely from her, leaving unon her nothing but her shoes and stock ings, cut off her hair, tarred and feath erd her from head to foot? This was all douo in tho public streets of that town, in- broad daylight, and in tho presence ot a large crowd, who, incredible as it may ap pear, stood by and saw this infamous act perpetrated, and raised no hand to stop it. The women who were the perpetra tors of this outrago wero residents of South Bend, members of church, and two of them were married. The victim of their rage or jealousy, as soon as she es caped from the clutches of her inhuman persecutors, ran to the shop of a black' smith near by, who received her, tshu& the door upou her pursuers, and furnish ed her with oil, &c, to removo tho far, and with clothing to bide her nakedness. The respectable citizens of South Bond are very much exoited about this outrage,, and propose to raise monoy to enable tho woman to properly prosecute the infuriated Jezebels who so disgraced tbcirsex. The Breach in the Society of Friends "Wid ening. The New York yearly meeting has bro ken fellowship with the New England meeting, and disruptions have taken placer at Newport, R. I., Scipio, Fciraburg, Far mingtou and Poplar Ridge. This disor ganizing spirit exhibited itself first in New York a few years ago. The church in Pennsylvania has thus far refused tor enter friendly correspondence with tho bolters. Most serious minded persons outside the pale of the sect will learn with regret of the extension of this dissen sion iu the time honored organiiation of Quakers. Too Young for the office. John Young Browne, member of Coo rrress elect from the Fifth District of Ken lucky, will not be qualified by age to take his seat at the first session of tho present Congress. The Constitution pre scribes that no person can ba a member of tho House of Representatives who is under twenty-five years of age. The Biggest E-attlesnake. A rattlesnake was killed, lately, 20 miles west of Terro Haute, Indiana, 21 feet in length, 18 inches round in the lar gest part, and which had 111 rattles. This same snake, or one liko it, was seen in the same locality thirty years ago. The monster was killed with a rifle bullet, and is undoubtedly the biggest rattle snake on record. Buffalo Invaded. The Buffalo Commercial Advertiser of Aug. 10, says the city has been invaded by an army of grasshoppers, and that it is now quartered upon the inhabitants, destroyiog their sustenance; invading, un bidden, both stores and dwellings, and forcing its unwelcome presence into tbo most private recesses of private families. Uaking a BalloDn. The great balloon in which the recent trip was undertaken from St. Louis to the Atlantic, required six months to coat it. The sewing occupied 300 days, and was done by girls, who were selected from among the best seamstresses to be found. Twenty-two hundred and fifty yards of the Chinc?e oiled silk were used in its netting. It is one hundred and eighty feet in circumference, and is the largest balloon ever manufactured. A Big Water-melon. One that weighed 63 pounds is chron icled as having been raised this season by W. B. Lawton, near Savannah. CSTA Blondin affair came off at Espy, in Columbia county, on the 11th inst. A Mr Price walked a distance of 1.200 feet, 50 feet above water. 2few York Sfarkets. Wednesday, August 24, 1859. FLOUft AND MEAL Wheat Flour: the sales are 8,900 bbls., at S4 30a$450 for Superfine State and Western; $4 60a $4 80 for Extra do. do.; $5 !0aS5 30 for old Round Hoop Extra Ohio; $5 25aS5 50 for now do.; SS4 75a$6 50 for old St. Louis Extra, and 55 75a$6 85 for Extra Genessee. Rye Flour is firm and in fair request; sales of 137 bbls. at $3 50u$4 25. Corn Meal is scarce; sales of 200 bbls. at $4 15S4 20 for Brandy wine, and 3 90a a$3 95 for Jersey. GRAIN Wheat; the sales are 250 bush, good Red Southern at SI 30; 250 bush. White do. at SI 40; 230 bush, old White Kentucky do. on private terms, and 800 bush. White Kontucky do. at 51 48nSl 50. Rye; sales of 1,200 bush, good at 80o. Oats arc in fair demand at 38a41c. for State; 39a42o. for Western, and 40a42o. for Canadian. Corn; the sales are 11,600 bush, at 80o. for old Western Mixed in store; 82c for new do. afloat, and 85o. for prime Yellow do. PROVISIONS Pork; the sales are 3,870 bbls. at 10 25a$10 50 for Prime; SI 3 50 for Thin Mess; S16 75a17 for Clear, and $14 7fia$15 for Mesa. Cut Meat; sales of 160 hhds. and tcs. at 6o. for Shoulders and Butter is firmer, mand at 5a0o. 8a84:c. for Hams. Cheese i3 in fair do- Connecticut Tobacco. On a farm in Now Hartford Centro, Connecticut, among several acres of to bacco there aro pieces some of whioh measure seventy inches in height, and have loaves thirty-eight inohes in length and nineteen in broadth. Persons wishing to establish. Manufactories in a new and thriving place where business is good. See edvertiaement of the Hammonlqn Settlement.