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J. SHZETDAIT, -...Editor.
ASmj,WEDNESDAT, AUGUST. 23, 1854.
, , : JJEMOCBTIC XICXET.
For Judge of the Supreme Court,
SHEPARD FT NORRIS, .
- OF CLERMONT COUNTY.
Per Member Board of Publio Works,
, ALEXANDER P. MILLER,
OF BUTLER COUNTY,
; For Congress," v
H: H." JOHNSON,
ii A i . -' i For Probate Judge,
For Clerk of the Court,
For Prosecuting Attorney,
JOHN S. FULTON.
, , For Sheriff,
JOHN D. JONES.
: ; For Auditor,
. . JOHN SMURR.
"'' For Commissioner,
For Infirmary. Director,
C - HUGH McGUIRE.
DEMOCRATIC congressional con-
The Democracy of the 14th Congress
ional District, composed of the Counties
r of Ashland, Lorain, Medina and Wayne,
;: are requested to send Dclgates to a Con
: vention to be held at
Harrisville, Friday, September 8, 1854,
at 10 o'clock, A. M-, for the purpose of
nominating candidate fox Congress, to
, be supported by the Democrats of said
' District, at the ensuing October election.
'." ; Each County will be entitled to one
" delegate for every eighty votes cast for
, Medill at the last election for tfov
i - : v ernor. -; -
.-. j those Counties' where Delegates
aro riot already chosen, , the Democratic
' electors of the ..several Townships are
i s requested to meet at the usual places of
' " holding elections, on Saturday, Sep-
- tember2d, 1834,' at 7 o'clock, P. M.f
anoT there choose such number of Dele--,
. gates as they may be entitled to in said
- Convention. : :
-t v ! - BIRD B. CHAPMAN,
u BARTON GREEN,
.v.. : J.- SHERIDAN,
. ; Democratic Congressional Com.
TO THE BElDEBi
J . . I We ask the indulgence of our readers
j , .this week, in. not presenting them a pa
u per as good as usual. Domestic afflction
r. "in our family, for several weeks past,
: '.And Court, being in session, is our apol-
S3 AT II OF DiNlELCiJIPBELL.
Daniel Campbell, : Esq., died at his
t' residence: about three miles north of
. this place, last evening, " Mr. Campbell
was one of the oldest inhabitants of this
" '" County. He, was at one time Commis
, , ; sioner of Richland County, and held the
i' effioe of Justice of the Peace in Orange
township for a number; of years. He
Vtras a maa of industrious habits, honest,
juid, generally ,reepected by all who
Jcnew him.. .He was about 50 years of
ge. - -' . '
gSgThese hot days and cold nights
are playing the dense with the health of
' the people generally. " It is undoubted
ly one of the chief causes of the contin
;. uance of Cholera in tho larger -towns.
- .' To provide, against these evils, fire
'"should be kept up within doors at night.
To all those who heed this piece of ad
. vice we say, go to t E; -Buttery's Tin
and Stove- Store, to get your Stoves.
He has just received a large supply, as
3ni be seen by his advertisement in an
1 7ther column. , . . ;
try IHEC1BPAIBJI OPEJIIWO.
5 " -Our .' Friends " will, take notice, that
we will furnish tLo AMand Union, from
.VtMa date, until after the October election,
at the following'rates : ,
. 8in gi eopjy. . .-. . ........ i . . 3 enl.
" is ' Claba of aix (one addreul,'...tl,62 .
.Cluba at ol (one ddref).$3,00 .
if: rhia is but sufficient' to remunerate
.ub for our labor , and expense we ask
e nothing for profits. The present eam
- paigtf promises to be an exciting one,
' and it behooves every Democrat to be
' up to the times in political matters.
We promise the Democracy, to keep
Lea well advised of "the movements of
- ti e faemy the Fits' onists. Send on
jour clabs immediately.
- ' - -court. r
The Ceurt of Common Pleas, in this
. - County, commenced its session on Mon
" day ' last Judge Stewart presiding.
There wUl not be as much business done
aunaL, There ia a general disposi
tion Among Attorneys to postpone ma
"ny of their cases until next term. The
'following are. the persons which com
jjosed the Grand Jury. ..
: John McLain, Foreman, .Andrew
foRR, Samuel Naylor, Jacob Her
hey,: David Newmire, Geo. Philfot,
,Wm. Wycoff, Jacob D. Smith, H. P.
Fekn David Smith, John Porter,
John Thompson, John Porter, Thom
'as Bcshnell and Isaac Emmons.
' - After being-In session nearly two
jlaysj they 'adjourned, "without ; finding
ny Jcdictinents.' : We thiak it is the
grst Grain! .Jury in this County, that
fve not returned an' Indictment, It
cawell for the morale of our Count.
"WAT HE COTNTY NOMINATIONS.
XX- 3Th - DemotrAoy " of "Wayne County
held their Primary Meetings on Satur
day last The following is the result :
Congress. The Delegates stand for
W. Given, 21 ; for H. H. Johnson, 7.
Popular vote not yet known. ; -
Probate' Judge George Rex.
Auditor Thomas Adair. -
Sheriff rJomt Bechtel. -,
Clerk Benjamin Eason.
Recorder Hamilton J. Conner.
Commissioner S. D. Odell.
The ticket is, in the main, a good one,
and will doubtless receive the hearty
support of the Democracy of that Coun
ty. We regard the nomination for Pro
bate Jndge, particularly, as a good one.
Mr. Rex, as a member of the Ohio Sen
ate, rendered good service in the cause
of Democracy. . Ho is a sound lawyer,
and will doubtless 11 the office for
which he has been nominated, with
credit to himself and the county, if elect
ed, of which there can be no doubt.
v. XJ3I"Last week we made a short tour
through the southern portion of this
County, and found a truly lamentable
state of affairs. Those farmeis who
have threshed their wheat, have not got
much more than enough for their own
consumption. The oats crop is an av
erage one, but the corn, especially upon
the uplands, looks sickly and there will
not be more than half a crop. The
small streams are dried up, and numer
ous wells have failed. The earth is per
fectly parched for want of rain, and
cracked open upon the high, clayey
lands. Unless we have rain soon, there
must be much suffering during the com
The contest in Missouri was triangu
lar. The Democrats were divided be
tween the Benton an anti-BEXTON seg
ments. Of course, in such a case, it
might be expected that, even with ami
noritv vote, each Whig candidate for
Congress would be elected ; and that too
while the popular vote would be largely
The reasonable antecedent probabili
ty verified by the election for the Legis
lature, were, notwithstanding many
Whigs with minority votes were elected
over both branches of the Democracy,
there Juis been a majority of Democrats
elected. The returns are authentic to
this point. The St. Lonis Republican,
the great Whig organ, of the 15th, says :
" Of the thirty-three members of the
Senate, the Whigs will have at least thir
teen, and the remainder will be divided
between the Anti-Bentonites and the
" As to the House of Representatives,
we have returns of the election of 41
Whigs, 29 Democrats, and 29 Benton
men. The Whig Representatives, may
go up to fifty, out of 130, and the eighty
votes will be divided among the Demo
crats aud the Benton men."
The St. Louis Democrat of the 15th,
sums up as follows :
' So far as returns have been received,
the House stands as follows: Benton
men 29 ; Whigs 41 ; Administration 25 ;
pledged to vote with the majority 4.
Of the Senators now elected and hold
ing over, they stand : Benton 13 ; Whigs
12, Administration 8.
Of the counties which are yet to hear
from, there will probably be returned
eighteen Benton Democrats, ten. Whigs
and four Anties : and in this event the
vote in the next General Assembly, on
joint ballot, will stand : Benton 60,
Whies 63 ; Anti 37.
Trouble among the Wkigs in Clinton
There is a prospect of a nice little
fight among the Whig Fusionists of this,
one of the strongest Whig Districts in
the State. Mr. Harlan, the present in
cumbent, and Judge Probasco, are al
ready in the field. We learn from the
Lebanon Star, an old, antiquated Fed
eral organ, that the opposition in Clin
ton county have agreed to appoint del
egates to the Congressional Convention
which meets on the 18th of September,
by a mass meeting at the county seat. -
This, the Star says, "is a palpable vi
olation of the plan for appointing dele
gates," as previously agreed upon. The
Star then gees on to threaten in this
What right, we ask, had the Central
Committee of Clinton, without consult
ing with the other Committees of the
District, to change the entire plan of
taking the vote of delegates? The
Whigs were to meet in the townships,
"at their respective places of holding
elections, at such time as may appointed
by the various committees to select del
egate, " &c; but, instead of this fair
arrangement, the Committee of Clinton
have substituted one not at all agreed
upon and subject to many objections.
This change of tactics is, to say the least
of it, very suspicious, and, we are au
tltorized by a Whig Central Commit
tee of this county to say, completely ab
solves them, if persisted in, from parti
cipating in the Convention proposed to
be held at Morrow, on the 1 &th of Sep
tember. When " rogues fall out honest men get
their dues," is an old adage, the truth
of which we hope to see verified in the
results of the above fight.
Among the many paragraphs
going the rounds of the press deploring
the state of the crops, it is refreshing
to have evidence that " all is not lost
that's in danger. The Detroit Tribune
says : . .
" Accounts from all parts of the State
that reach us through private channels,
and our exchanges unite in saying that
the present harvest is one of the best
ever known in the State. Wheat, in
some localities, may not quite come up
to the mark, but in others it will, while
corn and oats never looked better.
JCC"The English flotilla in the Baltic
consists of from eighty to eighty-nine
armed boats, one-half carrying howitzers.
They are divided into" three squadrons,
and each squadron into o divisious. A rer
serve squadron will be formc-J, cons-iat-ing
of the boats of the paddle and screw
iCorreapsndeacQ of the Aahland Union.
r .--j... -v FHOSI REW TOHK,. ::..
Cholera in Brooklyn Desecration of
Uhurches A "cute" swindler Lack
of Ladies Ferry Matters Erie
Emulators'- Know Nothings Proph-
etsfortenteous Umens, and like
Interesting Items J.
New York, August 12, 1854.
For two or three days past there has
been a coolness almost uncomfortable in
tli e air. The general health of the city
has not improved by it, as this half and
half weather is the harvest-time of Chol
era, Wednesday, a very cold day, there
was a large increase of cases reported.
In New York, however, the pestilence
seems to be subsiding, Your correspon
dent is informed by a physician in large
practice, in Brooklyn, that but a small
proportion of the cholera cases in that
city were reported that the aggregate,
truly stated, would be almost equal to
that of New York, with its numerous
population. Brooklyn water is by no
means so healthy as the Croton. The
wells of that city furnish a liquid too
plentifully imbued with lime. Large
numbers of the physicians would - rather
pay the fine than make the report, as
they could be occupied half the time in
running to and fro from head-quarter a
Still, all our cases of cholera arise from
individual imprudence. .Let a man
watch his system narrowly, and care for
it, and he is safe. There is no conta
gion about the disease.
Another of the old landmaaks of the
city was yesterday swept away by the
conflagration of Wednesday last. The
Broom Street Presbyterian Church,
near the Centre Market, was leveled with
the ground. This was founded in March
1S2U, that is, the congregation was
gathered at that time ; the corner-stone
of the old square building was laid in
1821. Here the eloquent discourses
of Das. Patton and William Adams,
were listened to for many years. Rev.
Mr. Wood is the present pastor of the
church. So all our old churches are go
ing. I was passing down Mercer St.
the other day. On the corner of Grand,
there is a large old brick church which
I had oftcu noticed. This time, a change
had come over it, in one feature. A
large entrance-way had been opened, a
horse and carriage were passing under
the portal, aud a crowd of loafers sat by
the quondam sanctuary, criticising horse
flesh. Inside, the family-pews had grown
into horse-stalls. A small church on
Nassua St., one of the oldest in the city,
between Fulton and John, has been con
verted into a "Temple of Health," by
S. P. Townsend, the Sarsaparilla Man.
An old church in Brooklyn, now serves
as an auction-room. Down town, the
pall-down and build-up fever has re-commenced,
furiously. On the west side,
especially, near the Park. Standing on
Chambers St., you can look through
Murray St. into the back windows of the
Columbian College, three blocks, thro'
a great gap made by uprooted edifices.
The ancient palaces of "New Amster
dam," are giving way to tho magnificent
warehouses of Young America. Pro
gress forever 1
I have just heard, from a gentleman
traveling in the South and West, a story
of a very clever Northern swindler who
has been playing a skillful and success
ful game on Southern and Western peo
ple, for the past five years. The man is
young and of a very pleasing address.
He pretends to be an Episcopal theolog
ical student. He hangs around the
Northern colleges, Yale and Harard,
till he can pick up some ' few scraps of
information about the wealthiest of the
southern students ; learns who their pa
rents are and where they live, etc.
Then traveling through the south, he
stops at the residence of some hospitable
planter, pretends that he has traversed
aside from his course, at the urgent re
quest of the gentleman's son, his inti
mate college friend. Under such cir
cumstances, nothing can be too good for
him. He lives on the fat of the land,
and always contrives t lose his pocket
book, with several hundreds in bills and
drafts. He don't tell of it, but
feigning, with jesuitical craftiness and
art, a concealed sorrow, he excites the
sympathizing inquiries of his host. Then
bursting into tear3, he confesses his
loss. Of course, the planter's pocket-'
book is wide open.- The theological stu
dent helps himself, and walks off. But
he don't ever come back to that vicinity ;
again. He goes on to new conquests.
In one place, however, on the Ohio Riv
er, he victimized three gentlemen within
a few miles of each ether. Perhaps he
may favor some of your 'readers with a
call. He calls himself Maham, alias
Mahorn, alias a half dozen other names.
Judge McGee, Rev. Mr. Stratton,
N. O., and others have suffered by him.
New York is full of people, yet the
cry continues " noboy at home.' ' New
York people are not at home. That is,
the lively, conversable, visitable part of
the world is not here. There are plenty
of business men who " can't get away, "
and wouldn't if-they could; men who
feel morally guilty if they are not turn
ing a sixpence every day in the week.
But the great deficiency seems to be the
absence of the fair.' Ladies are as scarce
as honesty. Scarcer. If only a few
would consent to stay, for the comfort of
the innumerable bachelors tied to busi
ness, they could have the sweep of the
whole field matrimonial. .
The new arrangement of the Brooklyn
Ferry Company, adding 100 per cent to
their previous charges, naturally creates
considerable dissatisfaction. The poor
among our citizens conceive that they
have been thus taxed, to support a splen
didly equipped Ferry for Wall St. at the
other Ferries. Instead of rising, loco
moIon is getting cheaper in all other
dictions, You can ride four or six (
miles by stage, in New York, for three
cents ; by'car, in Brooklyn, for four.
We New Yorkers get a very few thipgs
very cheap ; but we have tof-pay the
difference in the exceeding dearness of
others. . '. . .
Some foolish people residing on" the
upper part of the eleventh avenue, have
taken it into their heads to make a pa
triotic demonstration against die. Hud
son River Railroad, somewhat similar
to that by which the inhabitants of Erie
have gained so unenviable notoriety.
The railroad runs horse cars through
the thickly populated portions of the
city, and, near Fiftieth St. puts on the
engine. Some children have been run
over by the cars in the eleventh avenue,
and, instead of moving their ' children
out of the way, the people are determin
ed to move tho engine out of the street
by tearing up the rail. A iceeting was
held last evening, by residents in that
vicinity, and very inflammatory speeches
were made. A secret vigilance commit
tee was appointed, and perhnpsyou may
hear soon of tho nptearing of rails.
But the Rioters will not find it quite so
comfortable work as it was at Eric.
The Times and Arch-Bishop Hughs,
are engaged in earnest controversy.-
The Times asserted that the American
and Irish Catholics had lately split,
forming two parties ; and, that, in fact,
there were " Know Nothings, r among
the catholics. This the ArjrJ3ishop
strenuously denies. But he Sseems to
have the worst of tho argument, thus
far. A prophet has arisen in Philadel
phia I He prophesies good fortune to
Seward, in the time to come ; and
thereat the Times is rejoiced. Proba
bly he is Know Nothing. It is rumor
ed around here, that the Presidency of
Amherst College, Mass., left vacant by
the resignation of President Hitchcock,
will be offered to Rev. Dr. Stone of
Brooklyn. Dr. Stone, is still a very
young man. He. has only just attained
his D. D . and that thought to have been
bestowed upon him full early. He is,
however, ore of the most eloquent and
popular of the city preachers, and his
large and influential congregation would,
undoubtedly, be unwilling to part with
their pastor. This week there died in
Brooklyn, a Mr. Hulbut. He was the
man who first introduced the measure of
preventing ships from clearing from the
port of New York, on the Sabbath ; he
was largely instrumental, also, in the
Temperance reform ou mercantile ves
sels. The Millerites are reviving in
this vicinity. The late frauds in Wall
St. are almost enough to bring the
Judgement, if it was coming, and so
they think, I suppose. They hold a
grand camp-meeting, on the Jersey shore
next week. There were strange yellow
and white circles about the sun, on
Thursday, which were portentous enough
to excite some vain imaginings. They
probably foretell a terrible storm brew
ing or brewd, somewhere. To-day, there
is no sun at all dismal and gloomy.'
The Police are getting on the track
of a secret organization of thieves, and
burglars, who ply their trade byVland
and water. They have been detected
in some depredations on " Uucle Sam's."
property, in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Look out for curious revelations, one of
these days. ftT. CYR.
Tie literary enterprise of JVcbaska:
What is a City? 'Bulls' and 'Bears'
in the Back tcoods. S reet-preaching
against Crystal I'alace Reviving
Antiquities Fall of tlte "four cent
man" British outrage, and otlter
New York, August 15, 1854.
Wo to us, miserable denizens of cit-
ties ! For if things go on at this rate,
there will not be a spot of country left,
whereon we may find rest for the sole of
our foot. This woful reflection was pro
voked by the sight of tho "Omaha Ar
row," Vol. 1, No. 1, published at Oma
ha city, Nebraska. The city consists of
six houses, and about three times that
number of inhabitants ! We must in
vent some new appelative for New York
and other villages out this way ; it can't
be that city is considered a noun of mul
titude any longer. The "Arrow" states
that a square has been left vacant for
the erection of an Odd Fellow's and Ma
sonic Hall. Surely, this would be what
Cowper breathed so poetically and fer
vently after " a l-dge in some vast
wilderness, some boundless contiguity of
shade." But for an editor whose sanc
tum is a pine stump, and a printer whose
press-room is " all out doors, " this "Ar
row11 is a wonderful production. It is
well printed, well edited, and has a deci
ded " Young America " look about it.
Listen to the way Nebraska Stock com
panies do up their advertising : " Coma,
on, emigrants, this is the great central
Ferry ! Hurrah for Nebraska !" (signed)
Ferry Company. I wish a few of our
overgrown, pursy, unapproachable New
York stock companies could be transpor
ted to Nebraska, till they get a little
starch taken out of them. But what a
singular figure bur Wall St. business
men would cut, transported to the leaf
embowered streets of this city in Ne
braska 1 How fearful would real buf
faloes and panthers out shine the ''bulls"
and "bears" of Wall St 1 What a pan
ic could be created in the stock-market,
by the sudden advent of aninate buffalo,
diving towards the fat and helpless
Board of Brokers, with his hind-legs and
tail in mid air I What glorious oppor
tunitcs the Board would have to lay out
Moonshine Railroads, construct Univer
sal 'Philanthropic swindling establish
ments, aud imagine " Parker berries," in
the untried bosom of Mother earth be
neath their feet. We have some pretty
good specimens of humanity, however,
even on Wall St. They are blessed cases
in that desert of selfish, scheming souls.
There are many that keep in view the
end of money-making usefulness.
They are shrewd in their daily business,
and most liberal in their daily benefac
tions. r Such men esteem it a privilege
to give to every worthy objeet of chari
ty. Moreover, there are some who ap
pear hard and crusty, but do many a
good deed in silence, by the way, : An
eminent banker on Wall St. took it into
his head to come down early one morn
ing", and to see for himself whether his
clerks were in the habit of coming up to
time. He came down in his carriage at
6, A. M., and found no one but the post
er, building the fire, and eating a dough
nut. " What are you always eating for ?"
exclaimed the banker. " You do noth
ing but munch in the counting-house,
all day, all of you." "I came down to
start tho fire., sir," said the porter,
"and I have got to go back to my break
fast yet." " Well," said the bauker, " go
down to Dklmonico s and get your break
fast, then," hading him a V. That was
a trifle, but it showed a kind heart. -
But we have wandered from the consid
eration of our subject, the Nebraska lit
erary curiosity. At Bellevicw, Nebras
ka, near Omaha, another paper, also
democratic, is to be started, called the
Nebraska Palladium. Look out for
the day when Nebraska gets fairly go
ing ! May we be there to see.
Last Saturday evening the street
preaching excitement revived a little.-
The city Hall steps in New York, held
over a half dozen amateur orators, de
nominating themselves both Catholic and
Protestant, and- anxious to protrude
their valuable opinions and experience
upon the world at large. You will not
hear the last of street-preaching so long
as there are loafers enough around the
city Hall to keep one of these stump or
ators in countenance. The Catholics
and Protestants made an amicable ar
rangement, by which each oue was to be
permitted to have his say, at the rate of
fifteen minutes apiece. At a Park in
Brooklyn, near the Navy Yard, there
were several thousand persons assembled
to hear a sailor, named Staley, and a
disturbance arose. Stones were thrown,
and thcro was, for time, a fair chance of
a riot, but it was finally put down.
The Crystal Palace shows signs of
awaking from a long snooze, consequent
upon its superhuman efforts to awaken
the interest of an uninterested popula
tion. It has been pretty fairly run into
the ground, but may obtain a degree of
success in its last effort. The Fall ex
hibition opcrs on Thursday, Sept. 1,
when medals, will be awarded. It is to
be hoped, for the Bake of the credit and
cash of the Institution that it will not
make such a broadcast and heterogene
ous distribution, as was made last year,
when everybody and his relations had
Crystal Palace Premiums. The Amer
ican Institute makes no display this
year. .Last year it sunk some thousands
in trying to compete with the Palace,
and now lies off. Wonder what is to be
come of our beautiful bubble of glass,
when the exhibition is ended. Perhaps
some incipient Barnum will take it on a
tour through the United States, stop
ping at all the principal towns, and per
forming the" Yankee Doodle Quadrille,''
a la Barnum. It ought to be preserved,
however, to adorn great Gotham. Peo
ple are beginning to look up the antiqui
ties of our city, the head-quarters "Young
America !" We have some antiquities.
Yesterday I passed a house in Cherry
St. which is reputed to be over 200 years
old. (No. 40). In that day, Manhattan
Island was smaller by the width of three
or four streets than it is now. In the
lower part of the city, the space occu
ped by Pearl, Water, and South St's, was
formerly under water. Dutchmen fer
ried the natives to Brooklyn, in a row
boat, for one penny a head 1 The space
occupied by the fine old park on the
Battery, was a heap of stcnes, under
water at high tide, I believe. These de
tails are gathered partly from old
Grant Thorbcn, well known as Lau
rie Todd, the hero of a popular Ameri
can Romance. He is a queer; that lit
tle old boy, about 80 or 90 ; has recently
married a young, beautiful wife ; carries
essence of coffee in his pocket when invi
ted to tea, and puts it in his cup. He
now ' has a berth in the Custom House.
and-twenty-five-self-sealing envelope s-for
four-cent" man in Nassua St., or one of
his emulators, has got into trouble and
into the Tombs. He bought 40 reams
of paper for fifty cents per ream, of a la
dy with a hand-cart. This paper it
seems was stolen, and the melodious-
voiced vendor is judged in consequence.
A letter to a merchant in this city, from
a correspondent in Labrador, states that
the Hudson's Bay company is known to
have instigated the Indians, at different
times, to murder settlers from the States,
offering them arms and liquor. This, he
says, is the belief of all the residents.
The Hippodrome of Franconi, a person,
by the way, of fabulous existence, is get
ting up some funny spectacles for the
amusement of the million. Public no
tice is given, inviting foot and horse vol
unteers for races, trots and walks, with
large prizes ; and curious work the am
ateurs make of it. A Donkey race comes
off soon, probably in imitation of those
common in Soman carnivals when the
one that gets last to the gool is ' the
champion of the day. The Millerites are
having enthusiastic times at their camp
meeting in Jersey. Great crowds of the
idle and curious naturally are led to at
tend. This section of the Globe is not
burned up yet ; the operation is proba
bly deferred until cool weather. It
does seem strange that so many years of
successive prediction, expectation and
failure, has not diminished the infatua
ted zeal of the sect, which includes ma
ny persons of worth and character. Yet
it ia not more strange than the spirit
rapping excitement! And at Hoboken
the jolly Germans have had a gathering.
They know how to enjoy themselves bet
ter than any other class of people in
the city and cheaper.-They transport
themselves '- their "winesy children and
eatables in a ' grand caravan, to Hobo
ken, at the rate of three cents a head.
There in the green elysian fields they sit
and listen to the glorious old songs of
"Faderland," and roll out the sonorus
choruses, for every mother's son of them
can sing harmoniously. There is no
cheaper, more rational, healthy, satis
factory enjoyment,than this same music
al exercise of the lungs. ' The Grand J ury
have indicted Dr. Graham for the mur
der of Col. Lorino. Crvstal Palace
stock is down to 5 I ST. CYR.
Fn the Omaha Arrow, July 28.1
Plan of Omaha City. The survey
of Omaha City has been made with the
greatest possible care and accuracy, by
A. D. Jones, Esq., and is now platted
and can be seen at Tootle & Jackson's
store, at Dr. Rowe's office, Bluff City,
or at Mr. Gayler's, Recorder, this place.
The lots are 66 feet front, and 1 32 in
length every lot runniug back to an
alley 20 feet wide, and instead of laying
off the entire tract into small lots for
speculation, out-lots have been laid off
around the business part on a liberal
scale, including an ample number of
commanding and beautiful points for
private residences and gardens. AH
the streets are 110 feet wide, except the
two avanues which lead to the Capitol
square, which are 120 feet wide ; all the
alleys are 20 feet wide. Squares have
been reserved and set apart for the
leading and principal denominations,
and for Masonic and Odd Fellows'
Serious Affair A Man Shot near
Trader's Point, Iowa.- Yesterday
morning, as Mr. F. Lord was driving a
team loaded with rock through the un
derwood towards Heseford's, some one
from the bushes fired a gun at him, the
ball passing through the breast and
lungs. His cries for assistance brought
some neighbors to his assistance. A
young man by the name of Golden has
1 l 3 -V. i :.u xi.
ed murder. - There had been a difficulty
between the parties quite recently, and
Mr. Lord says the prisoner was the one
who shot him. The wound is consider
ed unquestionably fatal, but up to the
last accounts the wounded man was
alive. The prisoner was taken to Coun
cil Bluffs for examination to-day.. This
is a strange and melancholy affair, and
the person, who lay in ambush for his foe
is a murderer though the man should
Serious Rencountre. We learn
with regret that a few days since .an al
tercation took place at Fort Kearny,
N. T., between Col. Howler and J udge
Bradford, of Sidney, Iowa, in ref-
ference to a certain landclaim, in the
course of which Judge Bradford was
struck with a club in the hand of the
other party, stunning him And very bad
ly fracturing his skull. He was carried
The Indians require ten dollars from
each settler for the right to build and
make improvements upon the lands for
which they have not received payment
nor relinquished their .lights. - We con
sider, this a just demand, and for our
selves have complied. ' The amount
should be paid to Logan Fontinell, (the
chief,) H. D. Johnson cr ourselves. ' -
A large number of families are pre
paring to leave Lee county, Iowa, for
this region. They are good citizens, let
them come We have an order from a
fentleman in the east to purchase for
im ten town lots in this city, lie says
he is satisfied that this will be the place,
and will bring a steamboat up in the
spring. We like his talk.
Wild Fruits. There is he greatest
profusion of wild fruits in this Territo
ry that we have ever seen in any coun
try. PlumSygrapes, gooseberries, straw
berries, rasberries, currants, cherries,
haws and hackberries, besides many oth
er minor varieties, may be found in al
most every locality, and exceedingly
fine and large.
Ferry. The. steam ferry boat Ma
rion runs regularly every day between
this place and Council Bluffs. It is
a good, safe and pleasant boat, and
makes the trip iu five minutes from
shore to shore.
Delegate to Uoncress. It is ex
Dected that Hon. H. D. Johhson and
Major Gatewood will be the two op
posing candidates for Delegates to Con
The Pittsburg Post says: "Several
individuals are very industriously en
gaged circulating a new and dangerous
counterfeit fifty dollar bill on the South-
port xsanK ot Connecticut, do weu is
it executed, that even practiced judges
of money can hardly detect the differ
Rochester Bank, Rochester. New
York 10's, letter A, variously filled
up, in one handwriting. ' Engraving and
impression dark. Well calculated to
Manufacturers' Bank, Providence, R.
I. l's, spurious. . Vignette, a female
holding a staff, on which is a . liberty
Merchants' Bank, Burlington, Yt.
5's, altered. Vignette, a view of a
Church. State arms on left end.
Deposit Bank, Deposit, New York
10'a. This Bank has no 10's in circu
lation. Cranston Bank; Cranston, R. I. 10's.
Vignette, three females. On left end
an Indian, and on right end a female
Madison County Bank, Cazenovia,
N. Y. 5's, spurious. Vignette, agri
cultural implements, &c Eagle on
right margin. 10's. spurious. Vig
nette, head of a boar.
Farmer's Bank, Bridgeport, Ji. l's.
Vignette, a hunting scene. ' Iudian on
right, and female on left end.
Mackerel. The Pictou Chronicle
of the 3d inst. says that immense quan
tities of mackerel have, within the past
few weeks, swarmed around the shores
of Cape Breton. In Arichat harbor,
iu a single week, two thousand barrels
were hauled, and twenty -hve tnousana
barrels might have been takeu with ease,
had there been salt to cure them.
T.arirft nnantitifiH were also being taken
at St. Peters and othtr places along the
coast. These mackerel are small, be
ing about the size of summer herring,
but are very fat, and are considered
more valuable than the large No. 3
ARRIVAL OF THE BALTIC.
FURTHER BY THE AMERICA.
New York, Aug. 193 P. M.
The steamer Baltie arrived at 3 o'clock
Cotton Finn; sales in three days
25,000 bales ; speculators took 3,000
and exporters 2,000.
Flour in good request, but rather
heavy. Western 32s, Ohio 34a
Wheat advanced 2d.
Corn advanced Is.
Lard firm at 55a
Consols closed at 92Ja92f .
. . New York, Aug. 18.
The America's mails were received
this afternoon. '
The following intelligence is in addi
tion to that previously received :
A Berlin correspondent , says the
Western powers have formally rejected
the Russian proposals, and made their
own, which will most likely form the
subject of a conference at Vienna. .
Prussia, in order to meet the wishes
of the Austrian Government, will mo
bilize her army, and the Vienna Cabi
net in exchange have declared them
selves ready to consent "to a new at
tempt to mediation.
The French propositions are not to
be addressed to Russia by the two
Governments, but by a relative of the
two royal families of Austria and
Five Russian gun boats were sunk
by two English war steamers, whilst
engaged in raising the engines of the
No attack en land had taken place
up to Aug. 1st.
Prince Gortsohakoff, with the Rus
sian army passed the night of the 28th
at Shelava. They burnt two bridges in
their retreat. . The Ottomans are fol
lowing them at Varna.
The French troops are working fear
lessly at the fortifications, whilst the
English are repairing the fort.
A letter frora Dublin of August 4th,
speaks of the potato blight which has
appeared, has partially destroyed the
crops in several districts in Cork coun
ty. Wheat never appeared better.
The cholera has made its appearance
in Northern Italy.
t New York, Aug. 19.
The Railroad Convention adjourned
sine die, last evening.
After 1st September, over both routes
to Buffalo, $3 ; in winter season, $9. -
Freight for the present will be: 10
per cent., with further advauoe hereaf
ter. . i . l
Dan. E. Sickles who sailed in the
Atlantic to-day is bearer of dispatches
to our MiniBterset .London, Jf aris ana
Baltimore, Aug. 18. 1854.
TIia Alahama cotton croo has suffer
ed greatly, from heat and want of rain,
but half a crop is anticipated.
There has been considerable excite
ment at Gnllivan's Island,; Charleston,
in consequence of an attempt by a young
Irishman to elope with a southern heir
New York, Aug. 18.
The Railroad Convention have re
duced the work expenses, by dispensing
with the services of all the runners and
agents, and by running less quick time.
This it is thought, will reduoe the ex
penses of the : several Companies over
$300,000 per annum.
The increase on passengers and freight
will be about 20 per cent.
New Orleans, Aug. 14, 1854. ;
Oharlen Clement, a elerk in the city
post office who was recently arrested on
a charge of embesaleiaent, has been
held to bail.
Baltimore, Aug. 18.
TK Wanktncrton earresDendent of the
Sua, learns that a Fugitive slave who
had gone to a Foreign country and sus
taining in that country; what he consid
ered to be wrong, applied to the Amer
ican Minister tor proteotioo. i ne ae
cision of our Minister was adverse to
his right toelaim the protection.
St. Louis, Aug. 18, 1854.
The aspect of the house at present is,
whig 41, Benton men 29, and Anti-Ben-ton
men about the same Returns of
the election of 33 senators are received,
of which 13 are whig; the rest are about
equally divided between Bentonians and
Cincinnati, Aug. 19, 1854".
Albert Rust and A. B. Greenwood,
democrats, have been elected to Con
gress in Arkansas.
Wasaington, Aug. 19, 1854. .
The President has appointed Thos
C. Porter as collector at New Orleans,
vioe S. M. Cirous, deceased.
Portland, Aug. 19.
The Regular democrats of the 1st
Congressional District, have nominated
Judge Samuel Wells to Congress.
Mr, McDonald, the present Repre
tative of the district, who voted for the
Nebraska Bill, did not receive a - single
vote of the Convention. -
. Washington, Aug. 16.
Mr. Burt has accepted the Governors
ship of Nebraska, and his successor as
Third Auditor, will soon be known.
Col. Benton ia in high spirits He
says it took .the Know Nothings Whigs
and Nulliflerg to defeat him ; but the Ad
ministration, he says, cuts a sorry figure.
" It is overwhelmed, routed, Sir, in Mis
souri." . -
A Democratic Know Nothing clerk in
the. City Post Office was discharged to
day. ' '
Caar.F.R a. On Wednesdav last, three
children of Peter Christian, of Marlboro
.... . . . - i f
township, (who, with his wile naa aiea oi
cholera) were brought to, and by mis
representation gained - admittance into
the County Infirmary. One was sick,
and died the same day of cholera; but
the others thus far, are well. Within
the past week some 20 more cases have
occurred in the south-east corner of
Marlborouffh township, and six of them
have died Canton Repository,
'. StAte f alf XtemA
The Fair will commence on Tuesday,
Sept. 19th. Jo. EV Holmes, Esq., late
Superintendent of American Machinery
at the World's Fait in London, and at
the Crystal Palace, New York, and aoW
of the Newark Machine Works, is to bat
the Saperinten-ient of Machinery, and
of the Mechanical Department, at the
Rtate Fair atlfeWtfk. A large amount
of machinery, vrvpriki by steam power
will be on exnioiwon.- j afwuuio-r
hundred and eight feti h length ha
been erected for the meehMttkat . display
Dr. Babbitt, late SupertrBdeTBrl of t
Agricultural department at th CrjnUtt
Palace, will also act as one of tlw tfuper'
intendontA Prof. Turner, ot 111., a)
prominent Agriculturist, will delive"
the annual address. " '
Members of Committees and Editor
are requested to register their names at
a place which will be designated, near the
entrance gates, immediately' on the arri
val. Committees will be called at 1 1
o'clock on Tuesday, at the Executive
Committee's Tent, on the ' Mound," in
the centre of the grounds, and vacancies
w ill there be filled.
One of the best Brass Bands in the
State will be in daily attendance. As
abundance of hay, straw and water will
be delivered at the stalls and stock pens-
free. : An experienced police foroe will
be in attendanee from the larger cities,,
but still visitors will need to be on the
look out for. the light fingered gentry.
The driving ring for . roadsters aadt
blood horses, is one-third of a mile im
circumference. Seats will be erected for
ladies, on the inner side of the embank
ment overlooking this ring, forming a fin
All applications for premiums, after
tue Fair is over, should be addressed to
Thos, Moodie, deputy Treasurer of the
Board of Agriculture, at City Bank, Col
embus. As set forth in the premium list.
single admission tickets will be furnished
on Thursday and Friday, at 25 cent a
Kailroad superintendents," will this
year turnisb more liberal iacuties to vis
itors, than ever before. Fifteen of the
seventeen Railroad routs that will be
made available at the time of the Fair,
will carry upon all trains without dis
tinction, at half fare. ' On the Cine in
nati, Xenia and Columbus, and the Ohio
Centeral Roads, full, fare will be char
ged on regular 'trains an extra will be
run at hall fare. -. . ,- -
Tho Cincinnati and Dayton, and the
Mad River and Lake- Erie Railroads,
will charge half usual rates on stock and
article?. All other roads will carry free
except the Cleveland and Toledo Rail
road. Shippers will generally be re
quired to pay on going to the Fair, bat
the money so paid, will be refunded, on
return of such stock or articles. Those
who go to the Fair in their own convey
ance, will find good bitching ground pre- . ,
tected by shade, and feed convenient, ,.
and will then be provided with means te
retire to the country at night for acoom
modations. Extensive preparations are
being made by the fanners, and by. the
citizens of Newark, to furnish accommo
dation a The Newark Machine Com
pany, are prepairing to lodge five hun
dred persons in their extensive buildings
newly erected. Ine Liottery drawings,
advertised to come off at the time of the .
State Fair, are ia ao way oonnected with.
or countenanced by the .Board of Agri
culture. And, it is probable, that prop
erty iLianded for these Lotteries, will
be prohibited from the Fair grounds, and
any attempt to sell tickets on the Fair
grounds, or in . Newarky at the time of
the Fair, will be dealt with as the lawt vt
directs. "' ' "' ' '
All items of information, that will
promise to add to . the convenience and
comfort of visitors, will be posted during
Editors throughout : the State please
copy. ,' , .' , .- . ., . . .- .
Is Friday an TJolncky Day.
From time immemorial Friday baa '
been frowned upon as a day of ill omen.
And though the prejudice ia less preva
lent now than it has been of yore, whera
superstition had general sway, yet there
are many even in this matter-of-fact ago.
of ours, who would hesitate on a day so
suspicious to begin an undertaking of
momentous import. - - And how many
brave mariners, whose hearts unquailing
could meet the wildest fury of their
ocean home, would blanch to even bend
their sails on Friday I But to show
with, how much reason this feeling is in
dulged, let us examine the following im
portant facts in connection with our new
settlement and -greatness as a nation,
and we will see how little cause we
Americans have to dread the fatal day.
On Friday, August 21, 1492, Chris
topher Columbus sailed on his great
voyage of discovery.
On Friday. October 12, 1492, he first -
On Friday, January 4, 1493, he sail
ed on bis return to Spain, ' which, if he
had not reached in safety, the happy re
sult would never have been known which
led to the settlement on this vast conti
nent. ,-- " . ' - ' '
On Friday, March 151 493, he arrived
at Paris in safety.
On Friday, November 22, 1493, he
arrived at Hispaniola, in his second voy
age to America. " ':' .
Un Friday, June 14, ne, inougu
unknown to himself, discovered the con
tinent of America. ; -
On Friday, September 7, 1575, Mel
eodez founded St. Augustine, the oldest
town in the United States by more tha .
forty yearA ,
On Friday, Not. 10th$ 1630, the May
Flower, with the Pilgruaa, made th
harbor of Province Town. And on the
same day they signed that august cost
pact, the forerunner of our prese.t glo
On Friday, December 22, 1625, the
Pilgrims made - their final landing a
Plymouth Rock. -
On Friday, : Febuary . 22, George
Washington, the Father of American
Freedom, was bom.
On Fridaj, June 16, Bunker HOI
was seised and fortified.
On Friday, October 7, 1777, the sur
render of Saratoga was made, which had
such powerful influence in inducing
France to declare for our cause. .-
On Friday, September 22, 1780. the
treason of Arnold was laid bare, which
saved us from destruction. -
On Friday, October 19. 1781, the
surrender of Yorktown, the crowning
glory of the American arms, occurred.
On Friday, July 7, 1776, the motion
in Congress was made by John Adams,
seconed by Richard Henry Lee, that
the United Colonies were, and of right
ought to be, free and rndipendent,- -
Thus, by numerous examples, we see
that however it may be with, other na
tions, America need never dread to be
gin on Friday any undertaking, however
niomentuons it may be. Norolk Bebv
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