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THE REPORTER. IOWA OXTV: J. Agent for obtaining advertisements and sub- ejccitcd the indignation of the company is •cription*,and makingcollections,in St Louis, i L„ IJ Mo. Office, corner of Second and Chesnnt Sid one delegate for any fraction over fifty roters provided that each county shall be enti tled to at least one delegate. By order of State Executive Committee, JAMES D. EADS, Chairman. Ft Madison, Nov 14,1653. Onraolf and the UK. M. Railroad. exceedingly iflly, to pi—lots the interest* of tbe M. M. R. R. Ooatpany and inspire onr community with confidence in iheir integrity and sincerity tf purpoM, that in the face of all this, we have bMn classed by a leading Democratic sheet at Chicago as biassed in our views and 'misled by interested individuals' to advocatc the inter ests of one line at the expense of derogation -Md misrepresentation of another. But we feel that in this instance we have iMen the victim's of another's error, which is briefly this. We published a short article in avr issue of the 23d ult., under the head of "Railroad Gossip." It commences in this Wise. Nothing new thia week on the subject of fetilroad*. The late stonn has causcd a tem porary abandonment of the work, but every thing is progressing finely on the Lyons en terprise,and we soon hope to witness an equal Mount cf vigor displayed ill the prosecution if the D.ivenport road. V e then went on to state that it would seem t» us that the fine Autumn weather which we Vtre enjoying, should be improved, inasmuch a season less favorable to preliminary ope rations was close at hand. We close, if our inemory serves us right,with some observations relative to the probable entrance iuto the City «pon which the M- A. M. Company would de cide. In the above article the word ••abandoned'" was intended to denote a cessation of work on account of the rainy weather, and was so un derstood as far as we can learn from our fliends here. No one here ever dreamed of construing the simple remark iuto an assertion that operations upon the Davenport road had .been given over. Had it implied otherwise, tin whole article would have been a contradic tion of itself. It would have asserted an abandonment of the work upon the Lyons as Will as the Davenport road, at the same time that the former is represented to be "progress ing finely," and no intimation given or insin aated of a relinquishment of operations upon •|||e latter, any farther than the delay occasion al to both by continued rains. The last issue of the Democratic Press, co pies a paragraph from the Chicago Tribune, Stating that it, the Tribune learns from the Re porter that work has been temporarily aban doned upon the Davenport Koad. We have Searched our files in vain for any observe- tion, excepting the one quoted above, upon fglliich the Tribune could ground this inference. And from a misunderstanding of the above,we otncludo, the paragraph was published in the tribune, upon which the Press comments with ton severity. We trust that bo'h of these |Mpers will be sat to rights in this matter. We are assured that the Tribune will confess its error upon further reflection, and hope that l^e Press will retract its hasty and unfounded g||ssult upon its city cotemporary, and upon •ftrself, who have uniformly fought iu behalf alone and every road, projected towards Iowa City, although confronting the prejudices and jptrlizan sentiments of a large body of our cit- isens. Conceiving that the remarks of the Preu arose from a misunderstanding entirely, we alkali not plead farther at present in our self defence, but we stand ready to assure the Brett that we stand guiltless of any of Us imp!' Cations and our innocence is n matter of rec •id, as the columns of the Reporter will show Mom the outset. And more than this, any at tempt upon the part of others, to foment dis aerd here and abroad iu railroad matters, will fte met in the same spirit, with which we have -through all vicissitudes, stood up for every jrmilroad enterprise, embracing our city in its J»qjccleu achievement. A Laud Office lltislMU. The sales of laud at the office in this City «NI Saturday last amounted to $1353-1 34, of flitch about $11600 were in clean gold. Tlie Supreme Court. •Went into session ou Tuesday present, Sea. Chief Justice' WILLIAMS A Mr Justice GUEENE. Causes from tbe 1st Judicial District, the —abilities riff—. f)m Moines, Henry a*d Leui aft, ere docketed for the first two we»ks of the "term. Several gentleman of the bar from Ut« dlatHcthave already arrived, andjfeere is a ect of a full business term. 'Railroad Vote in Washington County. vote the proposition to take $100,000 fThe204theon ck iu Air line Road, carried by a major, of in this county. Washington polled 1 .votes in its favor and none against it. Ma in township also polled a uoauiinoua vote of STMadison Cou ity holds a special election ah the 24th instant, to vote on the question of talking $100,000 stock in the Ft. Wayne and Mat'e River Railroad project. Marion and V*rren counties hold similar elections on the flat. tTThe Linn County Register, Fremont Co., Journal, St. Mary Gaze'.te, and perhaps one IF two other papers in tbe State, will please to SHcuse our delay in their insertioa among onr Xtwspaper list of Iowa. fTWe acknowledge with pleasure the apol of our Oskalooea neighbor. K3"We hope to be enabled to present tbe Pesident's Message in our next week's issue. raat,er DO and rsteets, over the Post Office. ground thereon an abandonment of once selected route, was reasonably to be anticipa Democratic State Convention. I Jcireg Rn character. w Railroad affairs in Tipton. 'War and rumors of war" between certain cit izens of Tipton & the Lyons I. C. R. Com- CLARK «c R. II. SYLVESTER, EDITORS psny have been the subject of considerable in -I. terest in our nmghbor town, and have elicited WLD^ES11 AY, DEC. 7, 1853. much discussion and regret among our own tha« they should l«d u But we nre incliucd to bcl:eve that the disa A Convention of the Democratic Party of the fected spirits who have wantonly produced this State of Iowa, will be hold at Iowa City .Iowa, disturbance of affairs, are not the controllers NINTH DAY OF JANU- ARY, A. D. 1854, for the purpose of nomina ting a Democratic candidate for Superintendent of the road will rally unflinchingly aro it «f Public Instruction, to be elected on the first and influence the Company to consult their Monday in April next Governor, of ILLTERE#T AND LHAT TH0 TRUC FRIEND8 hopes. cSecretary elected on the first Monday in August next, i Messrs Friend and Culburtson, Merchants, in The ratio of representation will be oue dele- Tipton, have made a proposition to the Com gSte for every one hundred democratic voters, 1 "rM °t", AJ"""z p#ny of thia That they, (F. AC,) will erect and com plete a depot and accompanying buildings, at a cost of not less than $15,000, and donate the same to said^poniFany, providing said Compa ny will permit lliem to sekct the location, the same to be a suitable point for a stopping and in the vicinity of the centre of this coupt^. The Advertiser is warmly in hopep that the company may be induced to forego any and ces and give thispro- ,oosala due andattehtive consideration. We ar&mtiffted^tkat the main body of the citi zens there, are frien.lly to the road and willing and eager to abide by all their obligations and secure an advantageous location of the route. It is marvellous indeed that any should be found ready to violate their pledges and com mit an act almost suicidal in its nature espe cially as the Company's operations and trans actions have all been carried on in good faith, and left an impression everywhere of their in tegrity and honorable purpose, far above the shadow of reproach. It may not be so much tho characteristic of corporations, who are said to possess no souls, as it is of individuals, to "forgive and forget," but we hope that |the resolutions which we publish below, are an echo ofhonest and abi ding sentiments, and thai the Company may renew their confidence in the good citizens of Tipton. There may be matters behind the curtain, which we know not of, influencing the Com pany in their persistent feelings of indignation. There may be circumstances best known to the citizens themselves, which they arc desirous of glossing over, now that they perceive the com pany is a body of men not to be trifled with. But we give their resolutions and let our readers judge for themselves how far they 1 may embody the genuine sentiments of their originators. One thing we are quite sure of, that however inconsistent, circunistauces there may make them appear, they will be endorsed heartily by our citizens and by every friend of the Pioneer Railway of Iowa, and we are wil ling and glad to believe they are the expres sion of feelings which have had no change from the outset, but permanent abiding and sincere. This preamble, with the following resolu tions, was adopted at a railroad meeting in Tipton on the 30th nit., and is taken from the columns of the Advertiser. Messrs. Cattail, Betts and Swetlaad, re ported the following Prcaaible and resolu tiafw: Whereat, The citizens of Tipton and vicini ty, having heretofore subscribed a considera ble amount to the capital STXK of the Lyons Iowa Central Rail Koad Company, on certain conditions set forth in their subscription list, for the purpose of securing the interests of the town, and aiding in the construction of said Rail Road, and Whereas, A few individuals, when Raid sub set iption list was called for by said company, proceeded to erase their names from said list, theie'y showing a distrust in the ability or integrity of said Kail Koad Company, and so defacing the said list, as to cause its rejection by sniil company. Therefore Rewired, That we disapprove of,and sincere ly regret tho action of those, who by thus era sing their names have injured the prospects of the town, and shown a waat of confidence in said Rail Road company. Rtsoleed, That said company has met its promises to us with promp'ness and fidelity, and lhat our confidence in it is undiminished and unshaken. Resolevd, That the work oil said Road is fur tlier advanced ll an we have a right to expect al so early a day.and it is alii! progressing with firmness and alacrity Resolved, That we are willing to do what our circumstances will admit or justify, to aid in the construction of said road, provided by so doing wecan be assured that the road will pass through, and a depot be established iu Tipton. On motion of Judge Bissell, the preamble and resolutions,after some considerable debate, pertinent remarks, and dead shots, were adop ted. On motion of Mr Gilbert,a committee of four was appointed to solicit and procure subscrip tions t» the eapi'al stock of the Lyons Iowa Central Rail Road Company. Dr. R. Hall,John Culburtson,Robt. Long, and J.W, Uatiell, were Bppoiuted said mittee. com S3"We are glad to perceive by the fo!W!ng articlo from tho Davenport Gazette, that our worthy cotemporary is willing to acknowledge as much as he is, in relation to this Lyons Iowa Cer.tjal Wheelbarrow" Road, as it was pleas antly entitled over in Scott county last summer. Time was when the project seemed preposter ous to all who had no interest in it and knew nothing about it, but that period is over, and nothing now staggers the credulity of the Ga zette but the italicized passages below, relating to the bridge across the Mississippi and stating that not a single drawbridge will bo required upon the entire line. Tlut established fact that tbo^river can be bridged at Fulton with more ease and at far less expense than at any poin between New Orleans and Dubuque, is ti uuffi cient guaranty that it tciU be, thus precluding all necessity for a draw,every other stream up on the route being readily crossed by an ordi nary railroad bridge. Lroxs IOWA RAILROAD —For the following bit of news in respect to the above Road we are indebted to the fag end of a communication which appears in the Chicago Press. We have italicized those portions which stagger our cre dulity It is said the Mississippi and Rock Island Junction Road, running from Kultou to Dixon, will be finished iu July next,and forty to sixty wiles of the Lyons Iowa Central Road in Au gust or September next. The bridge across the Mississippi, connecting these two lines, will soon be commenced. It is to be one hundred feet above Inyh tenter mark. The distance between Chicago and Council Bluffs is about five hundred miles. Not a single draw bridge tciU be required between those points on thuli n«,«fc no western line now con templated, will serve and protect the interests of Chicago more than this." That the Lyons Road will be built to Iowa City we do not doubt, but that the Company will ever bridge the Mie*issippi, we very muck question. 0"The Lecture Season at Chicago is open ing brilliantly. The introductory was by P. W UIPI'LE, Esq., of Boston, a self taught and highly gifted scholar, aud the second is to be delivered by HO&ACE MANN. Then follows an CP The arter of the Bank of Circleville, Ohio is about expiring, and as many of its bills as possible are forcing into circulation, array of natues for the winter, which do honor XJte Wayna £cunty Democrat cautions the to the teste aud tliyri.rtti'"*f fir of ihaif P^Uc th.'rtopon. iMen's Associativa. The M. & M. Railroad. The Man about Tmn. Messrs. GEO. B. SAROKST and Joan F. Dll- —We were pleased to witness a good house ION of Davenport, who spent a uuuiber of at the first public meeting of the Iowa City days last week and the week before iu our Cilv endeavoring to secure a route for the Com pany, by which to enter town most cheaply citizeus. That the withdrawal of aid, which and practicably, were compelled to leave with- D-W.S. 8WVMMEU, isourautlinrized had been unqualifiedly proffered, should have out making any final or definite choice. Ow ners of estates, upon which there was a pro bability of the locations' being made, immedi ately ran its valuation up to the most extraor- dinary figures, either determined to exclude i and domestic sources, nuiMrous and diverse, the Company entirely or force them by the ac- were carefully sifted, and the undoubted tual necessity of the case to take up with weight of the influence, which it is soon des whatsoever terms they were pleased to offer- tined to wield in the political and intelleetu The snug little sum of $11,000 was the lowest al history of our country,'iras portrayed with estimated expense of getting into the City by 1 much force and beauty of language. either of the proposed routes within the corpo ration. Mr. SAKGENT informed us, immediate ly prior to his departure, that no decisive se lection wou'd be made until a farther consul tation should be held with their Chief Engin eer. We hear a good deal now a days abont the swindling propensities of Railroad and other Companies, and the idea is so generally re ceived that they are ready to trample upon the rights and liberties of every citizen where their own interest may dictate a line of policy, that iu attempt is spared by individuals to triumph over imaginary fraud, and secure un due advantages over those, who in reaktyjgs- ed companies, as does that individual, Belfish little machine, who is a sole corporation, eu dowed with a perpetual charter by nature her self, and known as a private citizen. We were in hupes that our friends would weigl in the balance, not only their own im mediate pecuniary interests, but their pros pective welfare and that of this City, ia view of the immense advantages which aro to ac crue to our community, from the construction of this road. We were in hopes that a more general spirit of liberality would be awakened, and while we could ask no man to make the least sacrifice, we at least anticipated a reasona ble negotiation with the Company in every in stance. But the road must be built and our citizens must be well aware that the company have it in their power to enter tbe City wheresoever they may deem it most advisable for their own interest, if reduced to the necessity of discar ding individual interest altogether. The Lone Star Orders ¥rang Americanism, although th^ of a soil essentially republican, is of that ex. pansive, far reaching character, which illu mines the hopes and awakeus the enthusiasm,of all nations where elements of a kindred nature are smouldering. Especially does Young A merica find a sympathetic spirit iu the adven turers of Europe,who have lost home and house hold in the unequal strife of prince and peas ant and in the yet unfaltering hearts of the oppressed and imperilled in every quarter of the globe. It is Lot enough thai our Republic may proffer them a liberty and an abode, never en joyed before, but they must seek herein those instrumentalities, by which to carry on aud out, their radical schemes of progress and po litical disenthrallment. Hence has our country become not only the refuge bnt the rendezvous, of those restless spirits whose whole life seems intent upon certain ends, glorious in the abstract, but] ca pable of consummation, only by tbe most ques tionable means, liere has a union sprung up with Young America, and a combination re sults, which is the only dangerous element in our political organization. Cuba must be arrested from the hands of the Spanish oppression. The taw of nations must be trampled under foot, for the ostensi ble purpose of extending the area of freedom. The Sandwich Islands must be annexed. The end is desirable, therefore why quesliou the means? Why wait for the dilatory measures of "Old Fogy-ism," wuilc an intrepid baud stands ready and eager for the immediate a chicvement of the object Love of adventure, the excitement of hazard the nnremitting fervor of an enthusiasm which foments a recklessness of consequence, hardy ambition, well concealed lust of gold, a high aspiration for universal liberty —all these el ements of character may be found in the mem bers of that "Lone Star" order, whose myste rious workings seem gradually assuming a tan gible anl formidable shape. We are led to these remarks by the follow ing item of news from the Detroit Free Press from which it seems that well nigh the four corners of the globe are represented iu its Grand Lodge. On tbe first of December a Convention of the Grand Lodge of the "Lone Star Order of the Sous of Freedom" is to be held in New York City. Delegates from England and Germany have already arrived, says the Sun, and a large number of delegates are expected from oth»r parts of Europe, St. Douiingo, Cuba, Sa»'jwich Islands' and Tahiti. At last advices munv had started on their way, and others were prepar ing to start, Happily for us, however, we have an admin isttation, conservative enough to check every lawless outburst, ar.d carefully scrutinize ev ery measure of national extension, and pro gressive enough to consuinate with prompt ness and vigor, whatever shall be deemed ex pedient, politic aud in itself right. In pursu ing this policy, we stand in no fear of the me naces or threats or intervention of the nations. TiMtir preferences are not our guide—their jeal ousies not the limits, beyocd which «a dare not go. Pacific Railroad tn CWttfimr Ko sectional interests of material weight can be brought to bear upon thia scheme in Cali fornia, which i* inevitably destined to be the ceutre of every converging route from the States. Tbe following resolutions upon the uiighty jest ion of a railroad connection be twet.'i the AtlfUitic and Pacific shores, were a dopled at a receut meeting in San Francisco, presided over by u0 vernor BIGLEB. 1. That there is an '^divided sentiment among the people of the Unitea StaJpa in fa vor of the construction of a railroaa connect* in? the Atlantic and Pacific States. "2. That the duty of ihe Triends of the road at this time is to devise the wa»s snd means mature their plans, and organize public seniiment in favor of an early commencement of the work. "3. That the works commenced iu Missouri, Arkansas, and Lousiana, leading westward,are examples of enterprise and foresight which are worthy of the imitatiun of the people of California. 4. That the people of California have the enterprise and resources to co-operate in the making of the road across the continent, end to carry it through their own States, on any line which may be selected." ICT We learn from tbe Colonisation Herald that there are at least theee hundred thousand slaves,who are professed members of the south ern Christian Church, receiving religious in struction and numbering mauy fervent and enlightened hearts. Here is a fact for Mrs. Stowe to put in her pipe and smoke. E I O W A A I A E O E Lyceum, on Thursday evening —The Dubuque Tribune states that tbe Odd Fellows at Muscatine have subscribed $100,000 to the Female Collegiate Ustitute of this City. There is quite a difference-between $100, and $100,000, but we are rejoiced at the liberal be stowal which onr Muscatifle friends have made of their wealth, be it one or the other. A ccrtain individual ifr'town is giving vent to his spleen and tremendous satire over our occasional commendations of GBAT'S and IIEMSWORTII'S Saloons. Until' his condnet aa a citizen shall «la^|iMMetaiility commensu rate with their*,.lMdKMU'y.- tSy Sis low bred belchiijga *iUH|£*fflReot.i which they de Rditorial Mi' A severe gale arer Davenport on the night of the SSth ul cq||feg off Arroot of a new brick tenement Fr)n» atre«t, owned by Dr. Hall, and also the store house of Mr. anfonj. Several b*l.w .gs were injured by the falling walls on. Fko it street and divera and sundry chimneys laid low. —The Linn County Rtgitter informs ns that a meeting of the Directors of the "Air Line" Railroad, will be holden at Maquoketa on the 12th of January next, to close a contract for the building of a large portion of the road from Sabula to Cedar Rapids. Aje&ponsible New York Company, it is said, have offered to take $500,000 in stock,provided that the board will furnish an equal amount, and we learn that they have at their command already, about $400,000 of subscriptions. —The work of rebuilding has already com menced and is rapidly progressing, at Council Bluffs City, although so tecently prostrated by a disastrous conflagration. Success to the enterprise of our western frieuds. —Absalom Montgomery who was convicted of the murder of Henry Brown in Jackson Co., a year ago last simmer, has been acquitted upon a new trial granted by the Supreme Court of Iowa at its last session. Messrs. Adam* and HMHK These gentlemen are expected in town this day, and we anticipate the most cheering news from all along the line. We are sorry that our Tipton frieuds have "gone aud done it," so childishly as someof them have. Their course reminds us of the man who bit his own nose off because he bad a cold ia his head. The company can, of course, take no other stand in the premises, than that of the utmost indepen dence. They are fully able, as far as means and responsibility go, to make no submissions, or stoop to nothing derogatory to their inter ests or good repute. St. Lonis Ifaifccts PMria City flour sold so tin 29ib *t fR,50 and 100 barrels country feraaAs at $5,40. Freiffhts 60c. ber harm). \3jper basbel SUlVM.ao'd.frojs $l,i and receipts large. Com, 41 cenU Oats foot 3€J@37e. Pota toes from 30c. 45«. ae%$»g to quality O" Recent despatches aeftder it no longer a matter of doubt that hostilities have begun in good earnest upon th« Danube, and several important battles fought Thus far the Tur kish arms have proved victorious, but aa yet no decisive conflict has been engaged in, and reports state that no diplomatic settlement can Uke place, until the tide of battle haa been turned one way or the other permanently. Great enthusiasm seems to pervade France a, it i? more than likely that a force of French troops .""'N b® detailed to the banks of the Danube, shov l^e MASSACRE BY THE at the Baptist Church. The Rev. Mr. BII.DE*[delivered the first Lecture on that occasion, to an attentive and well pleased audience. No subject could have been mere happily chosen or more appropriate to the time and place, than that of Western Character." Its heterogeneous elements, drawn from foreign in tfie"seit of his affections" has had it meaded by a few "stitches of time." —At the invitation of our friend Dr. OSTSA* dib, we called the other day io fee his fig, net tbe "learned" nor the "striped" pig, exactly, but a defunct monster whose spiritual abode, paradoxical as it may seem, is upon earth,— aye, in no other place than in ajar in the Doc tor's office. But he is a curiosity. Had his earthly existence been prolonged, he would have been another fortune to Barnum, but his sublunary sufferings were providentially limi ted tv mere entrance upon life and a dving kick. But, dear reader, imagine that kick Possessing eight legs fully formed and two bodies to match thcm,uuitcd at the breast bone all "shipshape from there aft" as the sailors say at sea, it resembles a brutish counterpart of the Siamese twins. It or they, might be termed the Swinese twin*, had fantastic Nature provided two heads. But alas, there is but one, and that strangely contorted. There are two ears, two nostrils, one snout, one upper jaw, two tongues,two lover jaws, two ears and two sets of tusks. Tbe auirral is indeed worth the trouble of visitingjand the Doctor will be most happy to exhibit this strange frak of Nature at any time. We have heard of such things, but nev er uad an opportunity ofseeing a specimen be fore. —Passing along our streets of Sabbath even ings, we observe considerable rowdyism, if not more, congregated at lifferent corners and at the various churct doors. We always believed that "Freedo u to worsnip God," implied a Freedom worship" without the annoying clamor md tunr»lt of such as desire no such liberty. For this ro^aon, it is incompatible with the sp ritof our institutions to submit to any such di-turbsnces. —"Variety is the spice" of eur fall Snd win ter thus far. Delightfully "mixed of affairs asspme no pacific change. The Czar threatens vO descend upon the British possessions in India, £ould .England form aa Aliaace with Turkey pm?0* conteat. 83-The ox girls, after spiriting conaideia ble money out of credulous pockets, have retir ed to shades of material and terrestrial life, in the town of Harmonia, X. Y. These young la dies "took" especially well with that dignified aad high souled body, known as the Congress of the United States. CPalre Galligos Delegate from Htv Mex ico, left Independence on the 38th with his interpreter for the City of Washington. INDIANS—The lateat Salt Lake mail brings the sad intelli gence of the murder of Capt. J. W. Gcsxisox and many of his party, on the 26th of October by the Utah Indians. It will be remembered that Capt G. was ordered to survey a railroad route from Kansas by the way of Sangre Del Christo, to the Pacific, and was engaged in the actual performance of those arduous duties, when thus unfortunately cut off. X3TWe would recommend all persons, inten ding to purchase town lots or second hand property anywhere in the county, to assure themselves in regard to title, by reference to the books of J. D. at a vast amount expense, in coi this county and matter of no doubt. He has been considerable ct of tities in it is a We examined his higbly pleased, at'the fi entire history of property may be thus saving the wearisome drudgery of poring through a mass of records for a simple bit of information. S3*Political gamblers, sore hearted office seekers, and lobby loafers, of every grade, are said to be thronging Washington, prepared to speculate in one way or another upon the $25, 000,000 surplus now in the Treasury. The result of this winter's operations will show to us the the character of the Congressional body and prove tfcem alive TA tlw (MUUM interests of theii constituents and the nation, or prone to that spirit of speculation, and private emol ument, which was so fearfully rife during the administration of President Fillmore. Q"The parties who were suspected of bav. ing set fire aud destroyed the residence of the late novelist, Mr. Cooper, at Cooperstown.New York, on the 21st of October, in order to se cure the $40,000 for which it was insured, have been arrested, The house was used as a Hotel, and one of the parties implicated was the owner and the other his agent. Or We learn from the ecrrespondlcac# Onr State Penitentiary. The Orand Jury visited this Institution, at the last term of the court,and made the follow ing very gratifying report, in tbe Plaindealer of the 24th inst. "The Grand Jury of Lee county .this day vi sited the Penitentiary of the Slate and it gives us great pleasure to report the flourishing con-* dition of this institution, under the care of its present efficient and worthy Superintendent, George Grigsby, Esq., and the other officers as sociated with him. The efficient yet mild dis cipline prescribed, by the regulations of the Prison, is enforced in all its exactness—the cleanliness of its various apartments is vigi lantly secured, and the physical comfort of (he convicts and their moral improvement is the object of the special care of the Superintendent, whose experience ar.d tried fidelity so well fit him for the control of the institution. The general health of the convicts is as good as could be expected under tho circumstances iu which they are placed. The high character which tho institution has acquired under the management of its present officers is an earnest that it will be fully maintained during their continuance in office, and the efficient manage ment of its various affairs we hope will entire satisfaction to the State." The tOO-miliion Plunderers. 1 he Railroad of the Burlington Telegraph that Alex, D. Ar.derson, Esq., of Dubuque, who has a surveying con tract somewhere above Council Bluffs City,and his party were recently caught by a fire upon the prairies and very severely though, report says not dangerously burned. ICTThe excitement at Erie has temporarily subsided and her valiant fighting men have been discharged for the present. The rail road Companies conclude to defer their change of guage until some more convenient sea son." IT The Muscatine, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids and North Western Railroad Company, in tend to establish their machine and repair shops at Muscatine. rJ"We have received upon our exchange list tbe Rock Island Advertiser, now couducted by Messrs. RAYMOND and WHABTON. It presents an appearance in its "revised and corrrrted form, creditable alike to the taste skill and a bility of its proprietors. 0*The Burlington Hawkt^e by Messrs. Pier son snd Binckly, we are glad to perceive, is re vived and become one of the neatest Tri-Week lies in Iowa. ID" We take pleasure in directing the atten tion of our citizens to the new advertisement of the Messrs Patterson in this day's issue. give Tbe Next Congress. The House of Representatives ia now com plete, all the States having elected their mem bers. The whole House is composed of two hundred and thirty-four representatives, and five delegates from territorial. The represen tatives are classified thus: Democrats Whigs Free Soilers 159 a 4 254 Showing a clear democratic majority of eigh ty-four members. The Senate consists of sixty-two Senators, of whom fifty-six have been chosen,leaving six vacancies to be filled. They are classified aa follows When the Senate meets.therefore,it will con tain a democratic majority of fourteen. The vacancies exist in Alabama, Maine, Mississip pi, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Ver mont, whence at least four democrats will be returned, making the ultimate democratic ma jority sixteen. NZAAASKA.—Hadley D. Johnsaa, ifco dele gate elect from the Terribvy of Nebraska, has gone to Washington^ Mythe claims of his constituents for a temWria! organization before Congress. Mr. Johnson is a native of Brook ville Indiana, is tbe son of Dr. Isaac M. John, son, well known to all the early settlers and old inhabitants of the White Water Valley. Mr. Johnson is a gentleman of lespectable talents, courteous manners, and great energy of character. He will do much to accomplish •be object of his mission.—Indiana State Sen tinel. Fpiwut or MR. ATHESTON.—The funeral of Mr. AtiiCTtou took place on Thuraday alter noon, Nov.l. th, at Nashua. A large number of citizens and stronger* were in attendance.— Places of busiueea werb closed, and the whole town bore the aspect of mourning. The fune ral services were attended iu t£« Unitarian Church, Rev. Mr. Sage of Westboru'' Massa chusetts. and Rev. Mr. Le Barron of Manches ter, officiating.—N. H. Reporter* Journal thus speaks of these worthies It will require very different timberfrom this to build the Pacific road. There is not what may be tcrmed a first class name in the whole list, nor a person calculated to command the confidence of that class of men who are to build the road. There are on the other hand such a sprinkling of politicians and speculators as to throw doubt over the real intentions of the parties, and lead to the belief, that they have a very different object than the one set forth. At least one half of the directors must step aside,before they can secure the confidence of the public, or the co-operation of capitalists. Such being the fact, it may be as well to say so at once. Under the present lead, the com pany will make themselves ridiculous, and be equally powerless before the country and Congress. No company can succeed in this work without the efficient aid and support of both. The more this company parade them selves before the public, the sooner will they be laid on the shelf. They do not even con stitute a respectable vanguard of the army that is to follow to fight the battle. The latter does want their services, will not follow their lead, and will be indifferent, even, whether they are found \n the /anks to that the Pacific Company may make themselves as happy as passible over the subject of a railroad to their road, for they will have precions litttle work to de. This is undoubtedly true, si far as these millionary subscribers are concerned. Viewed in theraselves.they are contemptible but view ed in their mode of operating, they become formidable. They have the South with them. That is nearly half tlie Union. They have millions of stock to distribute gratis to mem bers of Congress, lobby members, members ol State Legislatures, and influential citizens and they fully expect to work their bill through both Houses of Congress.—St. Louis Demo icnt. iRerican Indebtedness A writer in the New York Journal of Com merce makes the following estimate The total debt of the United States is $58,000,000 The total debt of the individu ual States, both absolute and contin gent, according to the census of 1850, was about 209,000,000 The number of miles of Railroad in the United States, finished is 13,000 In progresss 12,000 Total 25,00# On which, admitting that bonds on every road in the country to the extent of $10,000 per mile had been in issued, the amount would be $250,000,000 Total Government, State, and quasi Railroad debt $509,000,000 What amount of this indebtednes is held abroad is a question about which doctors dif fer.—Free Press. O" A writer in the London press spesking of Louis Napoleon, says "Baffled in his repeated attempts, in con junction with England, to put an end to the dispute, he has made up his mind to a more determined policy. One of the first steps will be the immediate recall of all the diplo matic agents who have been concerned in the "notes," ud tke wWiteio« by military men. The despatch of Gea. Barraguay d'Hilliers to Constantinople is the first step in this direc tion. Should the present negotiations, now understood to be pending, fail in their object, some very decisive steps on the part of the French Emperor may be fully expected." The correspondent of the Times confirms this as follows "The tone of the ministerial papers, similar to that which characterized the article of tbe Patrie, communicated yesterday, though still marked by a show of moderation, fully justi fies the observations 1 made yesterday with respect to the determined attitude assumed by his government on the Eastern question, and which there is every reason to believe, iB in every respect similar to that of the English cabinet. "This view of the case is confirmed by what I have learned in other quarters si n ce y*5Sler~ day, and the sentiments of Louis Napoleon on the couduct of the Emperor of Russia are so l'.itle concealed that, as I am again assured, de Kisseleff may think it necessary before long to apply to his government for a short leave of absence, to be prolonged as circum stances may require. It is, at all events cer tain that, at tbe Russian embassy in Paris Symptoms of discontent, irritation and alarm are apparent, and when such a change is re marked to Russians, the impatient vehemence which accompanies the denial betrays the fact." THE HoaJxs IN TUB If. STARCST—THE Boston Transcript says: The first horses brought into any part of the territory at present embraced in the U. States were landed in Florida by Cabeca de Veca, in 1527, forty two iu number, all of which perish ed or were otherwise killed. The next importa tion w as also brought to Florida by De Soto, in 1539. In 1608 the French introduced the horse into Canada. In 1609 the English landed at Jamestown, in Virginia, having seven horses with them.— In 1829, Francis Higgiason imported horses and other domestic animala inte Use -©oloey of Democrats Bay.' la 1625 the Dutch Com jany imported horses into New York. In 1750 the French of Illinois were in possession of Considerable numbers of horses. According to the census returns for 1850, there were 4,335,358 horses in the U. Stales, exclusive of those in cities, which were not re turned. The four and a half millions of these anima's in tbe United States, constitute a pro portion of one to five of the inhabitants. New York haa one horse to seven persons Penn sylvania, one to six and six-tenths Ohio, one to four Kentucky, one to three free inhabi tants. In Ohio and the new States of the North west, the incresse haa kept pace with that of the population. The number of horses in the United States is more than three times as large as that in Great Britain. A receut report in Francesbows that there arc in that country 3,200,000 bor- NEW YOBX.—Parties in the New York Leg islature will stand as follows :—Senate—Whigs 22, Hards 8, Softs 2 House—Whigs 80 Hards 24, Softs 22, Free Democrats 2. In tbe popu lar vote for state officers the, softs are about 2000 ahead of the Hards. It appears that the Sliver Grey Whigs and the Adamantines are really taken measures to unite in one party, whereat tbe the Seward whigs are quite jubi lant, and to encourage tbe Silver Greys to pro- growing patty.' Rfcpoleon's Last Year. About a year before his death a svddia change took place in Ihe daily habits of Jfa poleon. His better angel has whispered into his ear and carried solace and contentmeat to his heart. He no longer secluded himself from the world. He went among his fellows as a man should mix with them, and as an empe ror might. There is work going on in his gar den. Tbe gardeners are very busy, especially tlie Chinese—an industrious race. Napoleon takes his place among them. He uses the spade with the rest, and the children of Connt Bertrand are playing about bim while he digs. Fowls trespass on the grounds, and make free with the favorite flower beds. Tbe imperial gardner sends for his gun, shoots the tress passers dead, and then proceeds with his —superintending the raising of sod wal this place, the formation of reservoirs ia other. Visions of the old time come him while he labors, and traces out oo the ground of bis little garden, plans and field work for defensive operations, to tbe edifica tion of his officers and attendants, who groap about him as he explains hia ideas. Day af ter day for a brief bat happy interval, the gar. dening continues. ,'j ,\ Every man iu the house has a spade in hia'°! hand and Napoleon is very busy putting ia seeds. He breakfasts in hisgarden, sendsmes sages to tbe orderly officer for cans, shovels g, and spades, and when the orderly officer looks in lata in the evening, he finds the great jnan still busy with bis inndcent aed fteelthjr occn- u pation and be sure he will be in good tima-^ V next morning, for the amid officer writes to the governor, in hia daily report of the 9 of May, 1820—'General Bonaparte baa got a large bell which he rings and immediately upon this sig nal all the servanta turn out to work in the gardens." In less than a year after this sen-. teuce was written. Napoleon died. Where hai was first buried, and where he now lies, the world knows. Had he maintaiued, during the whole of his six years' banishment, the digni fied and simple bearing which he assumed for 1 few weeks in his little garden, Mr. Forsyth's book would not have been necessary, and there would have been a sanctity in our rec ollectiona of the last days of the still immortal Napoleon.—London Times. HOME. Oh, how dear to the heart is that one little* word—tame.' It sends a thrill through the soul as memory returns to the youthful hours we spent in that loved spot! Man's life may be a blank—hope may have fled—he may have been a victim to crime—hie heart as hard as adamant—his conscience know no touch |of pity—but the thought of that sacred spot comes rushing upon him like a mighty tor* rentl Yes, guilt may have plucked the pin* ions of Conscience, Hope drooped her wings' and ceased to boar, Memory shut up in it* loathsome prison-house, the soul wrecked up on the gulf despair, virtue a stranger yet ha trembles if he chance to pass that quiet spot. LXOAL VALUE or A MAN'S NOSE.—At the late term of the Court of Common Pleas in Hills boro' County, a man was tried for biting off another's nose, last thanksgiving day. Thy Jury decided that he should pay for tbe deli* cious mouthful of meat thus forcibly obtained* the sum of $ro,42. This may, therefore, ba-~ considered the legal value of a man's BOSS la this State.—N. ii- Reporter. KFOUMT «».t ta Avl pendent, that he is in South America buntings, monkeys. He kills about 3000 a year, an||i sells the skins at Buinona. They are boughfe, by Frenchmen, and tanned for the maufactupr ing of kid gloves, those articles being aoj|*'." made.it is said, wholly of monkey skins. gets from 20 to 40 cents for each skin. O-We learn that the coach from Davenport^, with twelve passengers, upset near this P'ac^||, on Monday night. Nobody seriously hurt.-jjgr. Two mail bags were lost, but recovered ne^P'. dvr.—Muscatiue Enquirer. ID" A corw of engineers are now engage on the M. 4 M. R. near West Liberty, b» this county. We also observed several shaa ties for the laborers in that vicinity.—Mm. Enq. Pine anil Wild Cherry are trees of ojjfe own soil,"and are generally know* to poeselMr even in the common wa'of preparation,remark- able virtues in the curb of J'^e#se8of "nP —how much more valuable l, en' ro |y concentrated preparation Prt,ve' combined with other articles a*' to I?-' mony with e£ch other, and adapted rious forms and BJ-^S of the disease "J® eminently calculated io alleviate The 5AM or WILD CUEBHY never fcils to give REB'eC aud cures after every other means has bean.trK ed in vain. This lias been proved in thoinaotS' of instances,where it has effected radical cure|j_ after the patient has been given up bv all hia. riends and physicians. To be Lag ot- tin*' Druggists in Iowa City. November 23-4 w ETHENRY'S IN VIGOR ATltfff Ctfrfftl.' 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POISONiN&V Thousands of Parents who use VermifaMP" cotnposed of Castor Oil, Calomel, Ac. are net aware that, while they appear to benefit tha~ patient, they are nclually laying the founda tions of a series of diseases, such as salivation, loss of sight, weakness of limbs, Ac. In another coluin will be found lL adveti* tisement of Hobensack's Medicines, to whicw4^ we ask the attention of all directly or indirectll^ interested in their own as well as their chiU dren'a health. IJI Liver Complaints aod all disorders arisin,».ftom those of a billious 'yHb should make use ot the only genuine medicinal Hobensack's Liver Pills. IT"Be not deceived* but ask for Hobensaektftv Worn) Syrup and Liver Pills, and obsecvetbiftf each ha* the signature of the proprietor, J. If^. HOBEN'SACK, as aone els® aw ganuine. If you c.tn paint nfr«L Witi charcoal, ligtyi^ with chalk, antl make coiora live and breatl% V# V*. then you can with words give a faint idea |K£f the excellence and m.igic efibeta of Davis' Vo»V etable Pain Killer. See advertisement. 24 ,v^ CTlie unprecedented succe »»of Dr Urban It* Anti-Bacchanalian justifies us l'e recommen^ ing it to all who are afflicted with that terribly DISEASE for which it is designed as,a remedy, y. I We are assured it is fully what it is*epje*en|^,:. ed, and that in the hunclred and tbopands of cases where it haa been usvtd, not a single faiEr*. ure has occurred. See adv«rti gemcnt in. anjfe* ther column.