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J . 8HERIDA3r, .Editor.
ASHLASD, WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 6, 1851.
For Judgo of the Supreme Court,
r G-P-CIJEKMONT COUNTY.
For Member Board of Public 'Works.,
LEXANDER-P.. MILLER, -
, OF BUTLEB COUNTT. '
For Congress, ;
!l ,;i U. H. JOHNSON, -
,....cl to tkm 4tcUi ! DUtritt OnnnKin.
For .Probate. Judge,
A. L. CURTIS. V
For Clerk of tbe Court," :
i JOHN SHERIDAN. 1
.-0 ?tosecutg Attorney,.
JOHN S. FULTON.
Tl i I rv
.; w 1 JOHN D. JONES.
SIUJ '.' it;
VFor. Auditor,' .
Fox. Treasurer, ; ..
JOHN 'SMURK. -
For Commissioner '
DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CON-
vehtkw. ,::; 1 :
jThe1 Democracy of, the 14th. Congees
j tonal. District, composed of the Counties
i of, Ashland, Lorain,; Medina and Wayne,
lire requested to send. Delgatcs to a Coh
'irfeiitidn to be held at "' "; ' ' 1 1
'ftatrisvUle', Friday, September 8, 1854,
at;10 p'cloek,. A. .M-, for the purposo of
t. nominating a candidate for Congress, to
ibo supported by the Democrats of said
-irstrict, at the ensuing October election.
jEachCounty will be' entitled to ono
.Relegate for every eighty irotcs cast for
vMjedii.1,; at the last election for.Gov-
lX,lti ' 'those'- Counties where Delegates
'ar'not already "chosen,' tho Democratic
-electors oi . :tue several. AownBuips are
requested to. meet, at the usual places of
"holding ' elections, on' Saturday, Sep
fember'2d', i85i, at 7 o'clock, P. M.
. an there choose such number' of Dele
igatci as they may be entitled to in said
Convention. : i ?- ..:.
-.BIRD- B. CHAPMAN,
Mi!'' JOHN McSWEENEY, '
J- BARTON GREEN.
-SHERIDAN. ' ' :
TUB GREAT DBOCCUT.
..Still the Drought continues. - From
Maine to Georgia the cry is universal for
rain! Day after day the Sun pours
down his scorcliing rajs froir a cloud
less sky, drying up Wells, Springs and
Fouutains. . .Thcjike of be present .uni-1
versal Droughty has not been known in
this country during the present century.
From everv quarter we uv;r tho same
melancholy story ,":nds -Went seeiW star
ring tho people in the face. Cattle and
Hogs, lank aud lean, are hurried to the
markets and sold at ruiuouj prices, be
cause the country cannot feed them. In
deed, we have heard ef numerous iustan j
Correnpondence oi th Aahland Union.
. 1IIO.TI SJJW XOIIK. ,
Exit of a disagreeable Guest The last
uctcs from the Slics -Amusements
and the Elcpliqnir American Litera
ry CrUici?mNeioport'The Erie
Hood Ilemi ,,.
-New York, iigust 26th, 1854.
;;With no small- degree' oJjdcnsure, I
a troublesome guest, ho has long been If this were thoasc, you woulhear
enteitaining-bimsel'f on the bones, sinew, nothing of these sudden inflation and
and blood of Gotham, has sated himself collapses. Everybody is down of the
and is preparing to depart. Cholera, New; Havea Road.-Like the bob4ailed
the great burglar, the tormentor of fruit- dogi ;t naiu't got no friends ." The
lovinc mortals, has drawn in his .ugly appointments aoout tne roau, cataicom
horns and is makinc his adieuz or more nidations, etc., are attended to iaa very
the kind. Large investments havebeen
made by private persons, in times post,
as this stock has always been consflcred
" as good as tha wheat ThescSnno
ccnts have lost very largely by thejfapid
decline from fcO to 43. Theso jrairoad
stocks ought to be held by person per
manently interested iu the success f the
roaa, eueu as janauoiaera along tne ouie,
ces i of farge numbers of Hogs being shot properly, a d sblcs. For the past week
iu this county. There were but two al
ternatives presented either to kill them
or let them' starve o death.; .The'-Ti-
6une estimates the deficiency in the Corn
crcp alone during the present .year, at
tho cholera returns have 'been at bo low
& figure, that .the authorities of Brook
lyn and New York have resolved to" dis
continue . them, as of no further, impor
tance. .The -deliverance may be partly
not less than Two Hundred Millions of owing to the increased coolucsa of the
bushels; and the loss in money will not weather for some time past. And last
fall short of Ono Hundred Millions of night, after a day of withering tempera
Dollars.', Again, One Million of Dol- turc, the prayer of the farmers, and the
lars will not compensate for the losses desire of all the people, was answered
sustained bv Fire alone the Rail Road and bountifully gratified. First, tho
linos. The eastern papers teem with ac- fresh breeee grew into a young hurricane,
. f From the Louirvllle Courier.
GREAT WINDSTORM !
MOURNING ! 1:
Church Blown Down daring Service-TWENTY-FIYJK
LIVES LOST. ;
T-AROE NUMBER WOUNDED.
Nearly one hundred HuMcling-a Tr
roioa.irii instruction of r rn.
prrlrwenei Mlhe thurchef-Xhe
counts of the fearful ravages of this de-
stroying element. . fires arc raging
all over. New. England, aud in this and
other western State.' -Waole neighbor
then followed some great patterinr t Sps, 1
precursors or a,., blunting storm, aii
night the. flood descended and we rose to
lookout on a regenerated city bright as
D E." Stockmon, of Loudon-
.y!llc, is . authorized to receive subscrip-
4"icns. to tho Union.
VJ3S By : reference to the Obituary
olamn; the cause of the scarcity of Ed
itorial in this week's paper will be ap-
u- SS-S-czd. the .letter, of our New
'.TTerlrGoTrespondent.' Also, that of our
lowi "Cgrrespondent's. We would be
. - w-fa--i.ear from burIowa friend a lit-
lej)ftener,: Anything, from that quar.
-tar will interesting to our Agricultu-raT'readers-.
' '' - ' ' --:
' CUHQBE10?tAL CU.1TENTIOX.
-LDomoerats,--don't forjret that next
Friday-is the day for the meeting of the
Dcmdcratic Congressional Convention at
ijarnsville. ; ' Let there be a full turn
oytjof , the Democracy on. that occasion.
.'LVf 9 Delegate, ' especially, 1 be absent.
2Bvery-'onshrp' should be fully repre
eute&r'3;The crisia'demands it. ;.'
hi'- . '. - -
It mav not be trenerallv known
totosn dtiieas -that, that accomplished
yotrng Artist," Fbederic KixNAM-ix, has
just fitted up a' superb Daguerrean Gal
Jery .over tha store of J. R; Squire, anil
t js pow-opea ;for the reception of visi
tors, i iThose I who-consider their like
nesses worth' transmitting to their pos
terity; for a'century.' to. come, should not
' fif to'call on Jlr. K a he has. do su
3erioi aa an Artist in this section of the
States -Advertisement hext: week. ' -
la. stated by many of our ex
changes, that .the Lutheran Synod rccent
lyjresoIvedr . that they would admit no
person into the' Church" belonging to se
cret : societies!"' This, we are authorized
to say.ky Kev. S.RrrzPastor of the J
uuineran vnurco jn uus piace, is a mis-
tak r. .Many members of the Church be
lon. te some of the different Orders.
"We know of two Ministers of the Luthe
ran' persuasion in this county, who each
belong, tq two- different secret.; societies.
I H Cirous-going people read
the advertisement of the Grecian Circus
in another Column. J Messrs. Rivers &
Dfeiiiotzs .are' old hands, at the . business,
ana -know fust how to get up an enter
tainment, to-please afun-lbving public.
B'iovs. save vour Quarters, for " there's
a good iime 'coming ."? " .
Mr. ;Ffji.LEB,the gentlemanly Agent,
isji jrinec of fellow, . possessing none
of tUjj-jiirB of the attacJtes of a Circas.
r ill ;" " ..... - ;
fc2!AT?rother of Jenny Lind, is said
-r Lfi'inn oif the smartest of the crew, of
4he; Cyane and commanded one of the
guns -at the bombardment of Grey town.
hoods are cosfIied to turn out and fight I a youngster whose face has been .washed
the 1 ires, in oracr to save their dwellings 1 after a night 's snooro.
The . Western merchants " are coming
in, and business is looking up cheerfully.
A few important failures have astounded
business people, and will cause, or ought
to cause, a moderation in this coming
winter's course of display and fashiona
ble extravagance. If this is tho result
all will be right. Amusements of aU
kinds are lookincr up, also. ' Grisi and
Mario appear soon, and then wo shall
have a flock of gay birds flying here from
Newport to hear . them. The Crystal
Palace remains, stagnant under the new
administration.- Curiosity led us, yes
terday, to renew our acquaintance with
the fairy building, which I was fond of
visiting in the season of its greatest
prosperity. " The most valuable and in
teresting of the goods formerly on exhi
bition, have taken their departure, but
tho beauty and symmetry of tho build
ing is more conspicuous than before. It
was, before, crowded to bewilderment,
with people and things. At present, the (
few articles remaining are spread out at
" magnificent distances ," to occupy the
immense space, wniio lew visitors uis-
turb one's meditations, and the general
effect is much better than before. It is
said that, although the building cost six
or seven hundred thousand, if it -can be
sold for two hundred, and fifty thousand
dollars, it will pay 30 per cent, so share
holders. Innumerable are the specula
tions with reference to the future fate of
the Palace. . We are in the condition
of the man with the Elephant drawn by
lottery; we want to keep the huge arti
cle, but don't know where to put it, nor
what do with it when it is put -there.
Some say, move it to the foot of the City
Park, and make a Pest OfEco of it.
Others would have it a huge Poultry
Yard.or a grand Conservatory..- Your
correspondent would suggest that it would
make a fine Ice Cream Saloon in Sum
mer, and in Winter a Winter Garden,
whero Enui might lounge and refresh
itself with inward applications cf palata-
Sinco Barnlt has retired
and outhouses. . In somo instances it has
reached the Villages, and immonso loss
es havo been sustained. Large for
ests have been burned over, and much
valuable timber destroyed. Burning
trees have-, fell across the Rail Road
tracks, burned up the wooden ties, and
obstructed - the passage of ' the - trains.
We'sball, doubtless, ' have rain soon,
but it will be of little' benefit.' It will
bo too late for Corn, Potatoes or -Vege
tables. Should we get a few plentiful
showers soon,' it would probably' only
have the effect of starting a second growth
of Potatoes, which would be worse for
us in that respect than no rain at all.
Look at it -in whatever light , we may,
there is no disguising the fact that we
have a hard year before us, and every
man should prepare to meet it. . All kinds
of provisions will be high, but this will
affect Labors and Mechanics more than
Farmers, for the latter will be compen
sated, in a great measure, in the en
hancement of the price of produce. We
need have no fears of Famine, however.
There are provisions enough in the coun
try to supply the wants of the pcop-e for
the present year. The gTeat evil to bo
apprehended is, the pecuniary embarrass
ment which will .be sure to follow . tho
present .scarcity. .He will indeed be a
lucky man,' who finds himself at the end
of the present year' in" as favorable cir
cumstances as he is at present.
slovenly manner. ...
Brooklyn is in a fair way to :fe sup
plied, with good water at last. Tis se
vere drought has- tested the- proposed
sources of supply quite thoroughly, and
they have found it will. So the, work
will probably go ahead. The frigate Sa
bine is rapidly progressing,' uncjer tho
hands of threc-Bcore carpenters '.at the
Navy Yard. The Frauds at th? S
oing state frison are being oyJ2uiC(ji
and you will havjnejson. e have
a ghost-stor aown here, which U1 bo
north communicating when spaee and
time allow. Till next week, thcniarlipn
Correspondence of the aahland t'ifhj :
; mora iowa city. "
Iowa Crrr, August 29th, 1854.
Ma. Editor : In my last letter, da
ted at St.. Paul, Minnesota, I believe I
promised, upon visiting some other por
tion of the western world, to write, you
something about the country. As Iowa
at this time, 13 attracting considerable
attention in all the eastern States, and
mnrA nai-titnl.i-Tv in it. maxr nj-lt.
t 1 r j I lnS from the suburbs of the citv to the
be uninteresting to some of vout readers ,. . J " 0
1 . m
Louisville was visited yesterday by a
storm which has left traces of its deso
lating progress which 'will long be re
lnenibcrcd in this city. , It was a minia
ture copy of- that dreadful hurricane of
1836, which swept through this couutry,
crossed the Atlantic and ravaged the
coasts - of . France and Belgium and a
large portion of Germany.- Almost
every house in Ostend was unroofed,
and such was the general destruction of
roots that the pneo of tiles rosfx?'
16 to 30 florins pcrtfe-; This
hurricane wovcdjifc. rate of 50 milea
P'J'JSlVaits rotary movement was
fTml20 to 150 miles per hour.
This region has long suffered from ex
cessive heat aud dryness, and early yes
terday morning these changes of tem
perature began to occur, which indicated
approaching storms. These winds " owe
their origin to any circumstance which
has a tendency to disturb the equilibrium
of the atmosphere as a change iu the
temperature or in the momentum of
aqueous vapor 'which it contains."-.
1 ne storm ot yesterday was a striking
illustration of the theory of Wnk C.
Redfield, the; distinguished meteorolo
gist, and wag a whirlwind revolving
leftwise: -. Its lowest point in a south
western direction, was exhibited Upon
the German Protestant Orphan Asylum.
It bore the entire root from a row of
twenty-one buildings and sprinkled' its
path with tho ruins. Its greatest range
of destruction was in the space between
Jingnth and .Eighteenth street extend-
of ruin, and eealously cleared away the"
rubbish and the timbers from the dead
The 'Bev. Mr. Morrison was officiating
m -the church at the time ot the catas
trophe. -The church was to have de
hPST""'"J,J"J" '''I "J"W Jy
v": ' iiKtrjijEN-rS.
It. is not 'in the power of , penvor. lan
guage to decribe -t-hfe varied, scenes and
incidents of - yesterday. 'Mothers '.'in
ffautic agony seeking their J bhildren- ;Ar,irnl .nf th Frironn Vnt 'Wahfno-(fin.
their- husbaKds, children 1 their t " " 1- -0- ;
to hear a little concerning it. A person
upon visiting a new country must, in or
der to judge of it aright, throw aside ev
ery - thought of his home land and its
scenes,' that are always the dearest nnd
best, else he compare the old with the
new, and the latter will always lose in
the comparison. I cannot say much for
The large hemp factory, belonging to
W.A.Richardson, Esq., was stripped
of its entire roof, and it was one of the
most substantial in tho city. : The facto
ry stands' on Twelfth street, near Chest
nut. 1 he timbers in the roof were fortv
feet in length, and were very heavy andj
8UD3tantial. Tne entire root was lifted
by the storm, carried about one hundred
Iowa when lalaced with Ohio, hut with and fifty yards, and deposited bottom up-
r , D0.ja U .1 J T 1;
n v.o in A jjtjwtiu urvuuru, iuciming
nerth eastwardlv from tht Tninf tho
i t. i.:v. t 1 j ; I . . . ..-.
buiuugix nuiuu j. uuvu jjasacu, lb U'Jtua
wives their- nusDauras,
parents, as they wandered through the
assembled crowd, fil liner the air with
cries of mourning, causing all to drop
the sympathetic tear, aud desire to in
voke the same vast Power to raise the
fallen structures, and restore the dear
ones sought. But alas ! each piercing
shriek reveals the fact that some new
dead form has been brought to light,
Hero comes a father -"rp"- -77 Ky
friends who hav nhim from his bed
of jlai-iiext the mother,' then the
. -Laguter and two sons all crushed
mutilated dead ! Truly this is a house
of mourning. .
Next . conies a flaxen . haired girl,
scarce four years of age, - borne in . the
arms of a sturdy man, streflm'hlg with
perspiration, begrimmed with dirt, who
has discovered her under a huge pile of
timbers, which falling across a beaTi,
protected her little form from death.
As she was brought forth before the peo
ple, she looked about with a face full of
wonder, which was heightened bv the
shouts of gratitude that went up from
the assembled multitulerJi praise- to her
noble deliverer, and thanksgiving that
one father and mother's heart was not
made desolate . y the untimely death of
their Iittlo one. .
; We noticed a young wife hurrying
with distracted steps through the crowd,
rending the ' air with her' agonizing
shrieks, seeking her husband, who she
thought was buried in tbe ruins. The
husband was also seeking his wife. Hear
ing her cries, he made his way to her
Bide, and with a shrill cry of joy she
rushed into his arms exclaiming, "thank
God you are safe ! " All responded a
hearty amen, in thanksgiving. to God. that
lie had restored ' them to . each other's
arms. Pages would not serve to give all
tho incidents of this melancholy scene,
with so few enlivening features to relieve
its terrors, and we can only supplicate
that Almighty Power which directs all
His visitations in unerring wisdom, to
support and comfort the bereaved in their
great affliction. . ,
Mr. Browning, a prominent and ac
tive member of the church, who was in
- . FA lit.
Sickness at Newark and in the state
"generally, has caused the' postponement
of tiie -State Fair, Tho movement is a
very proper one, as we learn by private
letter that there have been about forty
deaths at Newark in nine days. The
disease, however, at last accounts was
subsiding.. . . , ,:
. This postponement will enable those
who wish to attend the National Cattle
Show at Springfield on the 25th, 26th
and 27th of October,' to go from the Fair ble things.
with their stock, the State Fair, being
on the 17th, 18th, 19 the in the same
from tho management of the Palace, he
seems to be afflicted with the same Enui,
for the want of something to do. He
lma Tvprfrff.pd hia Mnannm bv the intrn
or Hew. Orleans. 1 he ,t. - . j
yellow fever seems to make steady pro- nnty- Msft ln jn h vn ' ftt J wif
gress at New Orleans. There were 258" hifl 0riental Palacej down East to
deaths in that city for the week ending . , . , TT ... ,
0 wi-ir.A-An A iilnmnm-Artnir Ma will mulffl
money on that, for what mortal is there
so devoid of curiosity as to miss reading
Barnum's Autobiography ? Speaking
of literary matters, all the papers are en
gaged in puffing a novel' by Mrs. Ste
PHttxs, called " Fashion and Famine
the 20th inst.j of which number 118
were from yellow fever, including 54 at
the Charity Hospital. The Courier, of
the 22d inst,, says
"We visited the Charity Hospital at
7 o'clock last evening, and were told by
tbe clerk that there were at that time,
at least one hundred and thirty cases of It aims at the "spasmodic," and bears
Jgln Dodge county, Wis.,; 100,000
bushels of wheat 'are - raised this year,
and.;JhoBsands of., acrea yielded, ; from
fifty r sixty bushels to tbe aero. 1 - '
yellow fever under treatment, and ' that
there had been on Sunday, fifteen deaths
from the disease, and up to the hour of
our visit, eleven on yesterday. ' The en
tire number of admissions yesterday, up
to seven o'clock, P. M., were seventy, 0
which there were not less than twenty-
nve ot yellow fever. 'r
Fall Elections. The . following is
a list of the States yet. to vote this - fall
and the time of holding their 'elections;
California.1, L 1. . . September 5
Vermont-...... ...September 5
Maine : ; ... . September 11
Pennsylvania- 1'1 October " 10
Ohio. ...... i. ; . October 10
Indiana .l i.l. October 10
Massachusetts ...November 13
New York.'. '-.." .November 7
New Jersey -'-.l. .November
Illinois.. . ..... '. ..November
Wisconsin N Ovember
1 j&SrTho' Whigs profess now a great
horror or any thing that iavors slavery.
They are as 'Republicans,' opposed to it.
Truly they ought to be trusted! ; (ien
eral Taylor, the largest slaveholder ever
elected President,, was .their choice.- .
i! lllmore, who, though a proteased abo
litionist was the first to employ army
and navy for the sustaininent of slavery,
also was elected by them, a he liaiti
more Jrlattorm aaoptea by thein on
Scotts nomination was drawn by a south-
ern man, ana was me most sectional ana
Southern ever put forth in this republic.
Of course they are sincere in hating slave
ry. But when did they act against it,
when office was to be gained by its sup
port? - Ve should like to know. When
the fusion party adopted, in this State,
at their instance, a platform less anti
slavery than the demo cratic platform,
honest men must have confidence that
the .impress ot a tyro's, nana on every
page. . it is Dy puinng such volumes as
this, that the American - press losses its
tone and character. This habit of in
discriminate and causeless praise, is just
ly rebukedjtn a late number of the Lon
don . At hetieurti. -.- Books flourish here,
which, in England, would bo cut off by a
single stroke of the Critic's Scythe, at
birth. . .
A fen New Yorkers arc straggling
back from the country, ; but Fifth Ave
nue still remains a sombre array of closed
doors and opaque windows. , Curiosity
with regard, to the proceeding of the
luiut ton, led us to take a run to New
port and Boston, lately, by the Fall River
line, whereon the world of fashion is
want to transfer : itself from New York
to Newport. - There is one rich treat yet
in store for the mortal who has never
sailed through ' Long Island Sound, oa
the Bay State. ' Newport is such a place
as a quiet and thankful man likes to pay
a visit to, and pickup matters for future
runrnation. Everyone is travelling that
way, to and fro, . and many notabilities
are spotted by the knowing ones. ;. Re
turning from this scene of gayety and la
borious amusement,' one is shocked to
learn how unfashionable or plebian New
York - has been amusing - itself iu the
meantime. The leader of a rowdy gang,
and a butcher boy, of . valorous mien,
have been engaging in a scientific " mill
in the centre of the city, hundreds look
ing on, and a policemen holding the bo't-'
tie ! After the fight was oyer, the Po
lice crowded up, arrested an innocent in-
the preference by far. It is true it has
largeP-jairies, broken, rolling and level,
to 8tti' the taste of every one, but they
are almost invariably well watered,'' and
not so large but that a sufficient quanti
ty of wood can be got in almost any lo
cality. There is said to be plenty of
Coal in different parts of the State,
which, in the course of time, will supply
the place of wood. I have been through
this country some, and (excepting, of
course, Ohio,) I think there is none more
beautiful. Prairie farms, surrounded
with neat board fences, no stumps and
roots to make the plough-boys swear,
the little cottage built upou a pictur
esque knoll, and, now aud then, au Iowa
rose in full bloom, standing within the
trellised door, the corn fields, stretch
ing round nearly as far as the eye can
reach, and many a yellow, waving sii.of
wheat -anTtTJatST-TiiT'ComDinG to Salo it
the farmer's heaven, or fair enough for
a prince's home.
No new country, of course, can suit
tho taste of every one. An emigrant,
tho other day, was telling that he met a
eovered wagon with its appendages, re
turning to the east. He asked them
how it was. - The old lady of the wagon,
introducing her head from under the
cover, told him that " 'gin he'd cracked
corn in Iowa as long- as they had, he'd
be glad to git back. too ',"
The greatest drawback upon the conn
try is,' that a large' quantity of the land
is owned by speculators. Some pretty
sharp ' observers Cf matters and thiugs,
tell me tbat they believe second-hand
land will be cheaper here in three years
from this time 'than at present.' For
persons' not wishing . improved farms,
there is plenty of land at government
price, and perhaps as good land as any
in the Sate. - .The best selections in this
part of the State, are, no doubt all
taken, . yet there, is a great deal of good
land in this District not yet entered, and,
I am told, by going farther West, as
good, land can be found as any in the
State, though not so convenient to mar
ket ' -. .
Iowa City, the Capital of the State,
!s situated upon the bank of the Iowa
river, and is as pretty a place as I have
seen in the West. -.Unlike Minnesota,-
the country round appears to be keep
storny struck the L's of the building of atienaance witii nis two aaugniers escap-
Mfr-irtJlyi fine, largo svrburban dwell
ing, on the west side of Tenth street
between Chestnut and Broadway. The
roofs of tho L's were destroyed and the
walls much injured. The grounds were
strewed with leaves of the trees.
-In the opposite square en the corner
nf. xr:.,', ...i u 1 :j
ui-xiiuvu uii JuriuauffUJ, Lilt? rcBlUCULt:
of James Johnston,- flour merchant on
lourth street, was unroofed. One-half
of. tho roof was carried across the lot,
and dropped in 'Ninth Street. Nearly
all of Mr. Johnston's family were at
home, and fortunately no one of them
was injured. The large school edifice
anew building on the corner of Ninth
and Magazine, had its tin roof stripped
off, as though it had been a sheet of pa
per. A short distance from this build
ing stands the Louisville Uuiversity, at
preseut occupied by the Kentucky School
for the Blind. The southwestern por
tion of the roof of that building was
torn up, as if it had been ploughed.
INCIDENTS OF THE STOJ
FORT TZEE AND
OF BOMERSUND 1
0 - - ' J.o-
II IO T S 1 N. S PAIN!
A great many minor.incidents marked
tho progress of the storm. Roofs of
small buildings were lifted from the walls
and dropped on other buildings already
The piles of lumber m the yard of
Mr. John Graham were scattered on
Magazine and Eighth streets, and the
assortment was mixed quite heteroene-
ously. It was the work of a minute for
the storm, but it will take some time to
straighten up matters again in the yard.
The extreme western limit of the rav
ed with a broken leg. Ilis daughters
were but slightly bruised.
Dr. Robinson, who was in his buggy
riding into the city, at tho lower end of
Market street, at the time of the storm,
narrowly escaped death from a falling
tree. The tree, as it fell across tne road
with a tremendous- crash, just grazed the
curtain at the back of the buggy. His
horse was so frightened ' that it stopped
as if paralized, and made no effort to
avoid the danger. . .', , - ,
We heard that a small child in the
lower part of the city was caught in the
storm, and blown away, but whether it
was subsequently found or not, we did
not learn. '
While the worshipers at the Cathe
dral; on Fifth street, were at their dovo
tions, the edge of the storm swept by
the front door and main aisle, and the
people were blown about, and actually
forced from their feet in the utmost con
fusion. The building of the Walnut street
irtit, Olinwwh a..dflfdru1ly uhukcn, 0i tEeCliolcf a
and some fifteen minutes afterwards
several panes of glass in one of the north
windows cracked evidently caused by
the settling of the walls.
From the Louisville Democrat. '
Twelve o'clock, August 27, 1854, wi 1
long be remembered as a terrible epoch
in tho history of Louisville.
With, that hour came death to many
persons assembled in the house of God,
engaged iu worship, aud destruction to
a vast amount of property in the city.
One of tho most violent storms which
ages of this storm was at tho locality of has ever swept over this section of Ken-
ai. n t l a 1. r 1 1 1 . -.
tucky lelt its dreadrul. lootpmits in the
city yesterday. After a severe drouth
of many weeks' duration, the sky, early
in the day, indicated rain. The clouds
gathered, aud we had what persons not
within the reach 01 tbe tornado accom
panying it would call a thunder shower.
But within the reach ot its sweeping
breath was the . Third Presbyterian
Church, corner of Eleventh and Wal
nut streets, which it completely wrecked
blowing from a westwardly direction,
the entire building fell in, roof, rafters,
brick walls and all, crushing some twen
the German Protestant Orphan Asylum
and the eastern was at the store of the
Brothers Semple, on the corner of Sixth
and Main. Parallel lines drawn from
these two points would enclose a space
over thirty-hve hundred feet in width
but as the storm obeyed that law of
meteorology which guides these acceler
ated currents in a north, north-east ward
ly direction, the whole width of that
space was not swept by the storm.
- We have thus given the details of the
destruction of property, but the . awful
catastrophe attendant upon the storm
Halitax August 31. 1854. I
Madrid "date's of the- 16th, says the
Juntas of Malaga and the Islands have
refused to recognize the new Govern
ment. ' ' -' -'" . y , . '" '
Bv London dates,' we learn that Fort
Tzcg and Fort Natlick. at the Island of
Aland, 4iave been taken one . Dy tne
Frcneh and the other by the English.
The loss of the allies was small.
It is reported that" Prince Alexander
Gortschakoff has notified the . Austrian
Government that as long as tho Turks
are in Wallachiahe Russiamnrill re
tain certain points in the Principalities.
Austria has given. ud. the intention of
proposing to the Germauio-Diett to put
the Federal army on the war footing, i
The Paris Moniteur announces that
on the - 7th and '8th. of August, the
French expeditionary' force' landed on
the Island of Aland north of the for
tress of Bomersund. . At the same time
a force of English and French marines
landed south of the fortress. The dis
embarkation, covered by the war steam
ers, was effected without a man getting
his feet wet. . They then .ereeied batte
ries, while the Russians destroyed theirs
and fell back on the main fortress. Oh
the 12th the fortress1 was-cempletely in
vested : on tho 14th, 'the Russians made
a sortie, but' were driven it-, and on the-
16th the rrench carried a redoubt with
eight guns, without losing a man. Arf
other account . says there was a strong
fort taren after several houra fighting.
The bombardment-of the- main" fortress
began on the 16th. " ' ' ' ' .' 1 i
Reports in the English papers say
that tho inhabitants of Aland had risen
against the Russians, and it was pro
claimed by order of the Drench. Admi
ral, from the pulpits of all the churches,
that the Russians sway, over the island
had ceased. ' - j
The aspect f affairs' on the- Dan
ube was unchanged: ; The Russians con
tinued to fortify all strategic points. -
The lioudon Daily JNews contains a
remarkable correspondence, stating that
the British troops in the camp at No
naster, near Devna, are being decimi
natcd by malignant cholera. They are
totally destitute of medicine, arid fam
ishing for lak' of food, and discontented
aud almost disorganized. The Times'
correspondent ;.- partially - confirms the
statement. , .-
-Prince 'Paskiewitch returned to War
saw ! oa" the 1 3th. '. He will take com
mand of the Southern army..
Nothing has been done at Constanti
nople. Letters speak of an. .'expedition
against Crimea as still in progress. i-
The embarkation is defered on account
city, and we proceed to
remains to be detailed. It is the most tv of tho oonores'ation to instant death.
dreadful one of its kind that has ever and wounding seriouslv. nerhanS mor-
.... J I
tally, some ten or twelve others.
The scene is described as most heart
rending. Soon a large crowd assembled,
and began their search for .the victims.
A mother and her three children were
The Third Presbyterian Chnrch stands
on tho corner of Walnut and Eleventh
streets, and a congregation were assem
bled there yesterday morning engaged grouped in death ; another presented
in religious worship. ' In the midst of
their devotions, about a quarter past 12
o'clock, the storm of which we speak,
swept through that portion of the city
in whioh this church was located.. With
scarcely the least warning to the con
gregation, the side walls of the house
were pressed inwards, causing tho loss
father, mother and babe, the father dead,
the mother mortally wounded, while the
little child, placed bencaty them, escap
ed unhurt, protected by. .the -forms of
its pareats. In other instances .some of
tho victims were found . terribly bruised
and maimed. : . The catastrophe , has
stricken consternation into the very
ing pace with the miniature cities that I of many lives, and the injury of many! heart of the oity, and its people are ap
are every where springing up as if by a
Farie's magic power, and in the towns
all kinds of business appears to be pros
pering. Tho election took' place here on the
21st inst. The returns are. not fully in,
though enough has been heard from to
There wero about 55 persons present,
though of course we cannot be very ac
curate in this estimate: Up to eight
o'clock last night 18 dead bodies had
been removed from the ruins, and a num
ber of persons seriously wounded.
Among the victims of this dreadful dis
aster were some of the most estimable
palled beyond belief.
makeit pretty certain that somebody has I ladies in this city, whose sudden death
gained a victory ' over the regular Democ
racy. 1 On the day of the election, there
were Temperance tickets, Anti-Nebraska
tickets, People's tickets and Whig
tickets, all in opposition to tho Demo
cratic ticket: As a natural consequence,
the Democracy have been beaten, and
each of the opposing factions claim the
I expect to visit somo other' parts of
Iowa soon, and if I should see anything
worthy of note you' may hear from me
again. ; . - : W. ;
rlivririrtol i 11 s3 oriAarli 1 vr nii-Tnm Vor? Tl 1 m .
if they seek to cheek the progress of the T, . ' fl ... . . -.of
:h v I It is said that tho preliminaries of seve-
inHt.itnt.mn. finmA nthpr nrrnnnv n-ifl fin
necessary than usion-VVnig eHort. 1 w uguw uavo uc wr.uguu, Hot, .hotter, hottest most
Z3fIt is stated that' 1,000.00 bush
els of wheat will be raised in Dodge
county Wisconsin this year.
off soon in this city,
Erie Bailroad Stock, and its rapid de
cline in market value, attract the atten
tion of persons' interested in matters of
J53TThe Bostom Chronicle can take
the broom on weather paragrsps. Hear
itrave : ,:.
" The weather for the last few days.
nas Deen positively not, comparatively
hot, superlatavely hot, day and night.-
has caused a wide spread grief among
relations and friends. The disaster was
so instantaneous in its operations that
we presume that many were killed with
out perceiving the ' nature of the fatal
blow. A lady informs us 'that a door,
which was ajar, disturbed her and she
turned to shut, it, and almost at the in
staut that she turned an immense beam
fell where she had been an instant be
fore. : It killed a fgentleman who was
sitting by her before Bhe. turned to shut
Several gentlemen were injured, but
we could hear definitely of only" two
names Mr. Ragan, the day . watchman
of the lower ward, and a gentleman
named Browning, who' was injured in
saving his child. We understand that
Mr. Joseph Bradley, while assisting in
recovering the victims from the ' fallen
rubbish and timbers, had his eye cut out
by a hatchet which was in use by anoth
er person engaged in removing the fallen
ratters and joists.
Hottentot. Hottentotter. Hotteutottest. I As soon as the news of the catastro-
Hottentottisimus, Hotcntottisimus plus pho was conveyed to the neighboring
one,' Hottentottisimus, plus one hundred churches, the ' congregations wero im-
hot as an: Oven hot as , we mediately dismissed, and men and wo-
give it up." .;':.:,....- men by thousands repaired to the scene
. The Land Graduating Law.
The law passed at the last session of
Congress, graduating the price of public
lands in favor of actual settlers, must
have its effect in settling up large quan
tities of land which have been hereto
fore neglected, in the central part of this
State and Illinois. The plan of gradu
ation is very simple being based upon
the lenth of time in which the land has
been in market as follows : '
IN THE MARKET. ; PRICE PER ACRE.
For tea years and upwards. ...... One Dollar.
Fifteen yean and upwards.,... Seventy five cents.
Twenty years and upwards...-. Fifty cents.
Twenty livB years and upwards. Twenty nive centt.
Thirty years and upwards.Twelve aud a ball cents
Where the land has been in market
for twenty -five years, twenty-five cents
per acre is all that is to be paid for it ;
and if it has been offered for sale thirty
years, then the price is only 12 cents
per acre. This is merely a nominal
sum. No man is deserving of land who
wants it cheaper.
We understand that round about the
Laudonville Hills there are large' tracts
of laud, now being entered at 1 2 Scents per
acre, which are worth from one to three
dollars per acre ; also large tracts in the
Northern part of Michigan, which have
been twenty-five years in market. The
last Congress did more to secure every
man a farm than any preceding Congress
that ever existed. -, '.-. . '.'.'.''"
fiPIt is supposed that the Mormon
population of Utah territory now reaches
50,000. . - . - , -
Important news from the East is not
expected before tho first week of Sep
tember. ' - ' - ' :
A Russian dispatch from . Odessa,
A.ugust 6th, says the allied fleets-' tried
to land troops at Balaklawa, in Crimea
At Sebastopol it was repoited that the
Admiral liyons had bombarded Umapa
25 hours. The result was not known.:
The Sultan's daughter, Fatiina, married
Redschid Pacha's son at Constantinople.'
On tho 10th the Russian fleet come out
of Sebastopol, and was seen off - Odessa,-
but returned saieiy. ;
On the 4th of August,.an offensive
and defensive alliance was concluded be
tween the Porte, and Schamyl. ' The
time had not transpired. Jt isunderstood
that Schamyl insisted that the ; Porte
should recognize . the independence -of
Circassia, he, in. return, offering the as
sistance of 50,000 mountaineers to act
in concert with the Turkish forces.' It
is reported that. Schamyl had- obtained
a great victory overthe Russians.!-' ;
Mercantile letters from Bagdad says
that contracts had been made to furnish
aunnlies for a Hindoo-British : force.
whft-h would arrive via the Persian Gulf
at Barza, at the mouth of the river Ti
The Emperor of Morocco announced
his intention to present the oultan thir
ty million piasters and 12,000 troops
annually, while, the war lasts. . '.
The Turkish loan of five million pounds
sterling, guaranteed on the Turkish Tey
enue'and Egyptian tribute, was "opened
at Paris and London at 6 per, cent., and
was taken at; 2 to 5 per cent, premium..
The United States sloop Marion left
Gambna on tho 17th July lor JUape xe
Verde..,"- . ...
Accounts of the potato disease in the
north of Ireland were more discouraging
though, it was not spreading rapidly., , n
The cholera was prevailing with con
siderable severity at Beltast. ., . , ..
... The poor rates of the present year
show an increrse in the greater number
of the lrisn Unions.
The fete of St. Napoleon, on the 15th,
nassed off Quietly, with docorations. of
trreat snleudor. Marshal Nagland re
viewed 26,000 troops. : .
: A grand military spectacle was enact
ed in. Camp de Mars; representing the
siege of Sillstria.; , in ,...-.'" - ..I'.
The Emperor's abscence was much re-
rrretted bv the : Parisians, lhere are.
rumors that a conspiracy was discovered,
and the Emperor's absence; was. a. pre
cautionary measure. .;..,-.'; ..'.!. ...'::
Russian intrigue is reported to be bu
sy in the secret clubs. - - -! ;- '-
; k An imperial decree orders the pay-;
ment of the legacies of Napoleon, and
opens . a credit .for eight millions of
francs.-. .-...! . . ; - -'- ' ':'
President Pieroe's: message to -the 1
Senate respecting Cuba, c.iused uneasi
ness on the Paris Bourse, but the suc
ceeding mail restored confidence." '' :";
- The cholera was decreaieing at Mar
seilles.;; I -'. .' ' i'
i The Moniteur continues to give favor
able, accounts of. the harvest,, but; the
weather was somewhat broken. .': .m.o.
' .The Cortes was to.be cbnvoked'on
the 8th November, on the basis of the
electoral law of '37, that is. a constitu-
ent Assembly meeting in one Chamber;
with one deputy for every 45,000 popu
lation. ; - . ' ; 1
Don Lucas Sagasti is appointed. Gov
ernor of Madrid, Col, Cardeo, Govern
or ofSaragossa.'andUoL O'Donnell, tea
General's brother, Governor of Malaga,
v-A riotVceurred at Tortosa. The ri
oters assembled with 'cries of Viva Es
porteto 1" " Viva Constitution t" and
then rushed to the City Hall, to'dernarid
the abolition of taxes. Finding only
the -Secretary, they beat him to death,
tore put his heart, cut off his head, and
flainf'lris body into the river, with all
"tho-publio records.- The Governor of
Valencia armed tbe citizens, ana took a
firrmbtJr of the rioters prisoners.
Numerous reports are current respeot
ing tne mieuviwiijBjTjj- stated
J&PSZ5A not interfere in . the
prJ3nt aepoct; of aSairs; .bai objects
equally to a Republic or CarKst dynasty
The London Globe says the French
Ambassador aOIaylrid Uu beiSijT order
ed to protest-energetically, agalost vio
lence, to any-.mewberf?.tlitfwroyaJLrf4nii-ly,
or any attack on monarchical princi
ples, Mr Jotberwise toiatetfdreJIrJf
Lisbon . letters . say, the.Portugucsa
Government -.energetically! disavows all
Spain,' and expresses 'regTet.thaY. he
mime -wi upir xvyig wa, ussu li ,iuy jjro-
ject. ? .fix i
The cholera, wasughtly, Subsiding id
Italy. ." Iu' Genoa tliw were .'stilly j70
deaths daily." " In, .Turin It f was :not e
yere.Iri Naples. it, was very violnt-i"
; , A . decree, dated at r FaJerms, 'p't. the
27th July, threatens-. cUiath jpourt
martial to any oue. evading the- sanitary
cordon around, the iNeapolitaa poasis.
Prince GeoyL Maurat'- ifc. Songobar'a'ev
Minister, anaChevaSer fVrni,.')3i
Portuguese Consul iafi dieif, f he. to
tal deatEs dfann'g the week amouutedito
about 3000J ,j , , n'-. A, v,vo i ir
i. s ;i .Kum - ''"
, New York, Aug, 3i.-rTha Wsshipir-.
ton, -from Southampton; the ,it5th; inst..
arrived to-day at half, paajt 2 o'plck.rr-
Her news nag jboeu, anticipated by ta
Jfiuropa.. - - . r,. .v. rt
' Parliament was prorogued en the I2t&
by the Queen in person: -' She w le
oeived along the route- wkheiithuWiastio
cheers. In her; speech, after retiming;
thanks for the seal and" energy showniu
providing means for a vigorous "proaeyu
tion of the war,; she said i 1 1 5 ' J U . ) .1"
Emperof of the French", my efforts bave
been directed" to the effectual repression
of that ambitious and r'aggressive ,spiit
on the part of Russia,1 which -has -compelled
ua to-take-up arms in defense of
our ally, and to secure the faturef -tranquility
of Europe. , rou will join with
me in in admrration of th6 courage , and
perseverance- manifested by -tbe .troops
of the Sultan in the defense' of .Silistri
the Danube'." -
The rest of the speech was quite local
id its character.. She regrets that'the-Engrossing
interest; of matters connected
with the war, has prevented the consid
eration' of subjects promised, to be . bro'fr
forward at the opening of the Bession. --,
The cholera was making, steady . pro
gress in London. : Among the -deirtria
was Lord Tereylin'. son-in-law of Lord
Palmerston.. , . . '':' " R!a ,-',
Tho London Times continues to -censure
the. Grey town affair in strong terms ;
also, the President's message to the Sen
ate on the Spanish question..."'. .' ?
It is said that on the occasion- of thet
fete of St, -Napoleon, -582 pardons or
reductions of punishment were granted.
- J v. 1 r-DosTOx''Sept.'l,-.;
By an arrival herei.we. have advforia
from Barbadoes a the tOtll' ult. The
cholera has ceased to exist as an epi
demic, though cases 'still were oceur-
1 he total number of deaths by eholera,.
on the Island, was eighteen 'thousand, of
which joo-wcreinilitar',., t't '" '
The reported.cx-igtonca of . tbe cholera
at Grenada, is fully- confirmed. " Up; o
August 4th, 1,800 Jbad died, "being near
ly one-tenth or the population j but at
the latest dates it was one the decrease.
At St..Luciasthe'L'dcathB' by. cholera
rerched 350, . '"J "0'V.!,;
' At St. Vincent, Tobago Trinidad, anU
Demarara, the health was good. ' ' .
s 5! 'CilicUGO. Sept 2.
f large meeting was held in the
here last evening, to hear Solic
tor Douglas, on the Nebraska bilL - He-
was not enabled' to be heard on account
of the noise and 'interruption of those
trhn nt'fAnrlfirl- and 'after endeavorinn- ts
obtain a hearing until half pet ten-o'clock
was compelled to leave the stand.
A "great dcalof . excitement existed,-t)ut
no disturbanee.occufred., . A" crowd fol
lowed him to his hotel, when they quiet
ly dispersed,,'. "l-7i.V:i
. A very
Hebraske and Kansas to be Frt.
The most interesting address deliver
ed at the Saratoga Convention, was th
of Mr. . Kimball, the emigrant agent,
who imparted some very" valuable infor
mation to the success of the emigrant
movement: " ' " .:,
"Several hundred additional emigrantsi
are to' leave oh the 26th of 'this month
from New Tbrkoston and other north
ern and eastern cities, and tho northern
mind, it'was stated every wherci eytnpaf
thised with this movement' Y i-.:. -;ic
The emigrants now in". ahsas'; had
every assurance that Jhe territory would
become a free". State. and ,' Mn Kimball .
seemed tot.- enter tain no , doubt . f thia
fact. One Missouriab who had crossed
the line with four slaves, had re-crossed
it again with his -slave. ' Tha reason of.
it was that slaves could stand no chance t
alongside of such a- body of . It ankea ,
emigrants-' - As- -one i thousand more,,
would go from the east this sumissr,
there was no d.onbt of the success of tha
enterprise.' : Such, partial facts the wise -
mbn of the;, Convention. regarded as
worth a thousand theories or opinions
embodied in ' the shape ; of sentimental
resolutionsJ'... .'-1 .vl.,r, -,'.- u
Nebraska' jkjp Kansas? Frequeni
inquiries are' made1 by persons' disposed;'
to turn tneir. jaces towaras ne mmmg
sun, as to the extent of these new Ter
ritories.. A report from the Land office.
shows that Nebraska covers an- area or
343.438 square miles, equal to 219,160,-
320 acres of lafad. Kansas has an urea,
126,283 square miles, equal to-120,
1,1.20 acres f'landJ". To. large porr
tiouB of this laud the Indian -title has
not been, extinguished', .btft-nenough is
open for settlement to satisfy'tho moat,
eager, enterprise) for years, to coma. -i
I -CoXi Mine in KansaSj Tb ritort.
jfi traveler' on ' N.emehay , river, in,
the north, of Kansas : Territory, states
that there is a fine vein' of ' Coat three
feet thick,--on th at stream, andjthat it is
overlaid by., lim cstone, whiffy, affords
abundance , of fine, building material.
The Ncmehaw river is the bonndarv be
tween Kansas and Nebraska, - .