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WHITE CLOUD, XASSAS: ThnrsdaT. t : : ! : Attest 6, 1857. w., . . t. AGENTS. ' : J. C TVnnrnncE. .'Snecemsor to W.S. Sara mer.) North-Vet Comer of Olive and Main Streets, St. Louia, u our Apent in that City, for soliciting Subscriptions and Advertisement, tad making collections lor inj nieu J. J. Rcixr, &q.. Port Master, Oregon, Mo J. T. Mm" i West Alexandria, Preble Co., O. Doniphan County. Uur uoonty is one 01 tne very best n the Territory, in every respect : ami, ac 'cording to the cenis, the third in point of population. Leavenworth and Dong 1m Counties ire represented as being more populous ; tut it is onr belief that, were 'the censns taken correctly, it would show lis to be second to Leavenworth. And, should the Counties not be cat np into mailer ones, we believe, in a few years, - we should run Leavenworth very close, in this respect We have a river border of 75 miles; and a width varying from 3 to 25 miles. , " Doniphan County possesses all the el ements to render her citizens comfortable. There is fcarcely anything that the earth yields, which may not be found here. We have vast bodies of timber, sufficient for building purposes and fuel, any quantity of springs and streams of pure water, vast quantities of stone, for building pur poses, large bodies of coal, and any amount of clay for brick. Beside this, we have a soil unsnrpassed in productive ness, and adaptation tohe growth of all kinds of grain, fruit and vegetables. In health, our climate is unexcelled. We have more tow ns than any other County in the Torritory. Commencing at the npper part of the County, we find mite Cloud, Iowa Point, Highland, Wenona, Mooat Vernon, Buffalo, Lafay ette, Charlestown, Troy, Whitehead, Pa lermo, Wathena, Elwood, Geary City, Doniphan, Smithton, Petersbnrg, and several others most of them are already becoming points of importance, or with a fair prospect of it. A great portion of onr County has, until recently, been shot against the admission of settlers ; but it is now open, and settling np with unpar allellod rapidity. There are now published within the County, foHrnewspaps the White Cloud Chief, Elwood Advertiser, . Geary City Era, and Doniphan Constitutionalist with the fifth, the Monnt Vernon Times, shortly to be started. Our mills, stores, ifcc. we are nnalleto enumerate. The com ing fall, enough wheat will be sown to supply bread to a much greater popula tion than the County contains ; and with in one year, Doniphan Coituty will pos sess, within her borders, everything nec essary to render people pronperous, con tented and happy. Missouri Iaectiox. We have but few returns of the Missouri Election, which came off on Monday. The returns received, indicate tremendous gains for Rollins, the American candidate for Gov ernor. In Holt County, where Buch anan received almost two votes to Fill more's one, we learn that 8tewart's ma jority is bnt 19. In Andrew County, which has always been strongly Demo cratic, Rollins is reported a few votes ahead. In Buchanan and Platte Conn ties, largo gains are reported for Rollins. If Rollins gains in proportion, in the balance of the State, his majority will be over 10,000 ! The North-Western Counties are strongly Benton, and may do better for Rollins than some other portions of the State. Bnt the present indications are decidedly favorable for him. Focsdry, Engine and Machise Shop. Tho Card of Dowdall, Markham A Co., of St Louis, will be found in another column. As a large amount of Machine ry is being put in operation in this part of the Territory, we call attention to the above establishment where the very best Engines and Machinery, of all kinds, can be had, at prices as favorablo as any where else in the Union. St Louis is near home, and consequently freights will be much lower than when Machinery is bronght from the East, (and on heavy articles of this kind, the freight bill is no insignificant item.) Persons may find it to their advantage, to stop in St Louts for their Machinery, and give Dowdall, Markham & Co., a calL M. Bros fc Sox. These gentlemen have recently removed from this place, to Charlestown, in this County, where they have opened an entensive Dry Goods Store, tho advertisement of which, will be found in another column. Charles town is a promising place, commanding considerable trade; and" the Messrs. Byrd, being men of excellent business qualifications, having the only Dry Goods establishment in the place, and being prepared to accommodate the poblic to any article of merchandise, cannot fail to drive an extensive business! &That "Cymblin," No. 2, which Mr. Briggs threw at us, hit us right in the mouth I Although much larger than the other one, our kind disposition would not permit us to take offence at it in deed, we believe we conld stand a good deal of such abuse, without grumbling ! S3" The Clerk of the fine steamer Florence, has cor thanks for late St Louis papers. SOL. MILLER, Kixs.ti CotnrnEs. The Free Slate Legislature, at its late session, attempted to establish (the bill was. defeated) an entire new act of Counties in the Terri tory, (fifty-five in number,) with names of their own choosing. The following are the names which were given them : Allen, Adams, Abbott, Arny, Barber, Brown, Blood, Bickerton, Blimmerton, Collins, Cnrrier, Cantrall, Curtisa, Con way, Crncklin, Chombre, Dickey, DeiU ler, Dow, Dana, Delahay, Geary, Hil lieK Iloppe, Howe, Hoyt, Holliday, Har ding, Hutchinson, Hunting", Harvey, Ja mison, Jordan, Jones, Keyser, Lane, Leavenworth, Parrott. Pillsbury. Par tridge. Powers, Phillips, Roberts, Robin son, Reeder, Redpath, Smith, Sackett, 8tewart, Schuyler, Thornton. Updegraff, Williams, Walker, Wakefield. From the boundary lines, we should think they were more conveniently and systematically laid off than the present Conntiea ; bnt what an array of illustri ous names! The older States generally presented their array of Counties named after illustrious Revolutionary men, or Statesmen of renown, among which could be fonnd Adams. Jefferson, Washington, Jackson, Clay, Madison; and beautffully sounding Indian names. And what a galaxy of renowned and beautiful names have we in tho above list ! Arny, Dela hay, Blood, Blimmerton, Deitzlor. Lane, Robinson, Redpath, Crncklin, Phillips, and so on. There may be some souse in honoring poor Barber or Hopps, ( who were murdered for opinion's sake,) by naming Counties after them ; but to sco a set of men, who have been carrying on a State Government where no State exist ed, mark oat a batch of Counties, and name them after their immaculate selves. is the height of tho ridiculous. It is about as ridiculous as the present names of Kansas Counties I It could only be equalled by the other party, if they should mark off their Counties, and call them Stringfellow, Shannon, Buford, Lyle, Fugitt, Jones, Emory, Atchison, Cato, Lecompte, Titus, and such liko ! By the boundary lines, as described in the act, we find that, under the new ar rangement of Counties, we, in this cor ner of the Territory, would have had the exquisite pleasure of residing in Redpath County, named after a newspaper corres pondent, who furnished agony for political campaigns. Redpath mast have done work to secure him more than ordinary honors, as two Redpath Counties are de scribed and beunded, while Harding is not described at all. Phillips, another newspaper correspondent, is also honored by having a County named after him. Magnanimous Legislators! to pass by the merits of the great statesmen of their party, and bestow their own illustrious names npon the Conntiea of this (soon to be) great State! . - - . i t2T The superiority of American in ventive genius, not only over that of our English progenitors, but indeed of all other nations, has become too tangible to be disputed. It was notorious at tho World's Fair in London, that the Amer icans far outstripped all others in the useful inventions which they supplied. We beat tho English in vessels, railroads, and manufactures by power. We are beating them in the scientific arts of Chem istry and Medicine, as we have long beat the rest of mankind. A new and prac tical proof of this assertion is shown in the fact that the principal remedies of the allied armies of the East are furnished from the labaratory of our own country man. Dr. J.. C. Ateh, of Lowell, ia fil ling orders for immense quantities of his Cherry Pectoral and Cathartic Pills, for both the land and sea forces in Turkey. His medicines have been tried and appro ved by those in power, who have found them the most reliable which they could procure for the exigencies in which they are to be employed. V. F. City Times. A Searcher After Knowledge. A correspondent, who evidently wants to understand the whys and wherefores of everything, writing to us, speaks of hav ing often seen and heard it stated that everything was created for some wise and useful purpose for instance, one says that flies are intended to consume various impure substances which would otherwise bo injurious to human health. Another person says snakes are useful, in the way of destroying flies and other Insects. Another place, he sees it stated that some other animal is good for killing snakes and bo it goes. He wants to know why j the first nusiances are created, if others are required to destroy them; or why' the animal wliich destroys tho 6nikes, could not have been made, in the first place, to destroy the impurities which it is tlie office of the flies to perform, and thus dispense with a long train of inter mediate nusiances? What does he ask us these questious for? We didn't make them ! JtyThe papers are grumbling about the flies and mnsqnitoes. We might spare a tew ot tbe latter, immediately about the river, but flies are things almost unknown here. A black house fly could scarcely be seen, several weeks bines ; and how they are so few that they cause no inconvenience. XW Knock down and drag out, seems to be the chief argument of politicians, the present season. Messrs. Rollins and Stewart, of Missouri, closed their debate with a fisticuff, at Gallatin, towards the close of tho canvass . A Model Obitoaby. -Brownlow, the reverend' wag of the Knoxville Whig, like every other editor, has been bored with long obituary notices of persons who were unknown except in their lm mediate circle- telling how they bore their afflictions, and what all they said during the various stages of their illness, and all that Growing tired of them, he refuses to insert any more, and tells what kind of an obituary notice he desires to have, when he is dead : ObItuabjes. We are constantly an noyed with long obituary notices, of per sons and children, who were never heard of ooUide of their respective neighbor hoods. "We cannot and will not publish these, or other long articles during the canvass in this State, now short, as we desire to fill our paper with documents bearing on tho election. Grief is sacred ; and while it occurs to a parent that the particulars of a child's death, should be short what it said, and what others said, what interest can our thousands of rt aders in other States, have in sjhch narratives ? Just none at all ! When we die, we desire aome friend to pen this obituary for us ! Departed thi. life, on ' 'day, in the year of his age, W. G. Brownlow, for many years the Editor of a newspa per. He desires it stated to the world, that if he had his life to live over again, ha could improve it in many respects. He leaves no apologies to be made to men in this life, and asks no favors of anybody "on the other side of ' Jordon," but his God ! His friends, if he have any left behind, can bo of no service to him ; his enemies, he is proud to know, can't reach him ! . . A Model Notice. It is now the cus tom, when a new paper is started, for editors to give it a pad", and tell how neatly it is gotten up, what talent its edi torials exhibit, and all that sort of thing, no matter whether it be printed with swamp mud, on a cheese press, and the editorials are as barren of talent as a wagon tire is of sap. Swiggett, the! "brick" of the Sioux City Eagle, seems otherwise disposed, and thus pitches into a new candidate for pnblio favor. There is truth and good sense in it, and it will apply to a'n umber of papers wo wot of: Habrisox Coukty Flao. Such is the title of a new paper which comes to us this week, with "P. Ex." marked upon it We will send the Eagle to the Flag, but if the future numbers are no bettor, and the paper is not gotten up in a more workmanlike manner than those already issued, the publisher need send us no more of them, rbere is no sense or reason in publishing such a sheet as the Flag it neither reflects honor upon the publisher nor adds character to tbe town whence issued. In the numbers before us we find nothing to indicate what is going on at Calhoun or in the county, excepting ad vertisements, and they are set up in reg- ular horse-bill style. It is the starting of just snch papers that rums the printing business rn this country, lhe land is full of them, and they withdraw jnst cnengh patronage from those who under stand their bnsiness to prevent their mak ing anything more than a mere snlwis tence. We advise the publisher of the Flag1 to drop it, and try and make a liv ing at some honest occupation. 3TA large mill and distillery, near West Alexandria, Preble County, Ohio, was burned down, in tho night, about a a month since, together with a turnpike bridge near by. The building contained a large quantity of whiskey and grain, and the light of the fire was plainly seen for twenty miles, in every direction. So light was it that the fire bells in Dayton, eighteen miles distant, were rung, and tho engines started out in the direction of the fire. The fire- was caused by a Ger man who went into the building to draw whiskey for a customer, and permitted the liquid to ignite from tho candle. Two men were severely burned tho one who was drawing tho liquor, has since died. There was no insurance on the build ing. The Iocs i is severe for the owner ; but his establishment was a perfect nest for drunkards, and probably many of his victims are now experiencing a fire a thousand times hotter than that caused by his burning distillery. . St. Louis Aoesct. We have now an efficient Agent in St Louis, for the pro curing of subscriptions and advertisements in the person of Mr. J. E. Dudderidge, successor to W. S. Swymmer. In this connection, we would call attention to the Chief, as an advertising medium. We have a large circulation in this por tion of the Territory, and in a part of Missouri and Nebraska, where tens of thousands of dollars' worth of merchan dise, of every description, is bonght an nually all of which comes from St Lou is. An effort is surely worth making, by the various business men of that city, to secure each one his share of this vast trade. The Chief is the medium thronch which this may be done. The. Crops. From every section of the country, we hear that such abnndent and good crops of era in of all kinds have never before been known in this country. Wheat, oats. See., have all been harvested, and the corn and fruit crops promise an equally abundant yield. This will be a glorious thing for we peo ple in Kansas, when the effects begin to be felt here once. The tariff has been put on to us, to the higest notch, since the last harvest XTwo scaffolds have fallen down, in this place, within a week, apon which were persons who narrowly escaped se rious injury, xne only wonder u, to see the manner in which most of the scaffolds are pnt np, that more people are not injured or killed by their falling. TEWst City: The business men of the above place, aretaking the proper steps to build op a town- they are adver tising their business. There is nothing that gives a favorable show for a place, or builds np a trade for its business men, more than a good array of advertisements. In onr columns, will be found a number of Forest City advertisements. Large quantities of pine lumber, shing les, brick and lime, may at all times be had, upon application to parties at that place, at very favorable prices. Nave. Turner St Co.. have their larare store honse filled with Dry Goods, Gro ceries, Hardware, "Liquors, Ac, which tliey offer at wholesale or retail, and to which they call the attention of Farmers and Country Merchants. Tootles fc Farleigh also have an ex tensive building filled with merchandise, which they are now offering npon very favorable terms. They have Dry Goods, Hardware, Glassware, Qneensware, Gro ceries, Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps, and an almost countless variety of Good's. Give them a call. Forest City is situated in Holt Conn ty Missouri, on the River, between White Cloud and Iowa Point 1 . . . . 4 iUKioua attaib.- n nas oeen known that in certain cases, brandy possesses explosive qualities.- A curious circum stance occurred here, last week, which it may be interesting to the scientific world to mention. Mr. H. A. Frazer, the good looking member (so the young ladies npon tho Iowa Reserve say) of the firm of B. F. Ruffner fc Co., brought a bot tle of brandy and peaches into our office, which was corked very tight The stop per was with difficulty removed, which had but barely been accomplished, when the contents of the bottle went off bran dy, peaches, and all and have not been seen since ! Who can explain the phe nomena of this ? "The Free 8tate election came off in this Territory, on Monday last There were 66 votes polled m this place. Most of them were for tbe Topeka Constitu tion. As far as we can learn, but few knew the object of the election. Arrived. The portrait of White Cloud arrived, on Monday, by the Jo. Morehead, the celebrated two-legged craft late of Carroll County, Ohio. Beef. All who want to purchase good fresh beef, ere referred to the advertise- ment of John L. Word, who always has the article for sale. 9 Tho steamer Omaha landed a quantity of freight at our Wharf, on Wednesday. The Clerk will accept our thanks, for favors. The Richmond Whig tells a story of a lady who while walking in the streets a day or two .uc-ya -wen -mddcory to mamtest a' arming trepiaatjon." A gen tleman apptpsched her, and she exclaim ed that a reptile was crawling upon her, tie advised her to shake her garments. and she did so several times without rid ding herself of the " varmint" The t-entlera an, at her request, then inserted his hand betweon the drapery of her ex terior skirt and the crinoline, but his fin gers coming in contact with the snake or whatever it might be, he quickly with drew them. 'The lady again gave her skirts a shake, and out dropped a small red lizzard, which was quickly despatched by the gentleman who had exhibited his gallantry, she, of course, experienced great relief, and after pleasantly thanking the gentleman for his attention, resumed her walk. The story is all very well ; bnt if the lizard was between her exterior skirt and crinoline, how in thunder could the have felt tt crawl I Exchange. Why, easy enough ! She was proba bly excessively sensitive. Most modern fashionable ladies are. Asother Picture or the Max with THE Blue Grey Eye." Byles. of the New York Tribune, has seen filibuster Walker, and thus describes him : I most say of him as Quinn did of Macklin, that " God wrote a legible hand when his features were changed " cru elty and meanness are to be traced there in capital letters; and dogged obstinacy, but with no admixture of any intelle-iual quality, not even cunning, the lowest of all. " His complexion is a perfect gal lows." Any intelligent jury wonld hang him on the evidence of bis face alone, were he on trial for any one of his murders. A more villainous countenance I never en countered in my experience, and I trust I may never see such another, especially in a lonely place, towards nightfall. Good Lcck. A young man of this city having become tired of living in a " state of single blessedness " went across the Kaw River a few days since proffer ed his hand and Tieart to a young and handsome Delaware squaw, (said to be worth 825,000,) was accepted, then went right off and got married. This is a streak of luck for onr yonng man which will enable him to live at his ease hereaf ter. We learn that a few more squaws who are rich, accomplished, ard hand some, say that they would prefer marry rying a white man to their own red breth- ran. isow is tne time lor our young ana good looking men to marry a fortune. Leeompton Union. The Great Ukited States." The largest valley in the world is the valley of tbe Mississippi, which contains ouu.UUU square miles, 'and is one of the most pro lific regions of the globe. The largest lake in the world is Lake Snperior, 450 miles in length. The greatest natural bridge in the world is that over Cedar Creek, Virginia, which extends across a chasm, 80 feet wide and 260 deep, at the bottom of which a creek flows. . Tbe issue of the London Time each morning makes a pile of paper fifty feet high. . Every four days it would make a column as high as the London' Monument Tbe entire force employed in the printing department is three hundred, including reporters and proof-readers. ...... The Cocstrt Subs crib cRs-Com plaint has been made to us by some of our subscribers living in the country, who get their papers from offices in other counties, that the Postmasters charge them with postage. We herewith sub join the law governing snch cases, and hope Post Masters will aot again exceed their, duty by charging subscribers to the Gazette postage on the same unlawfully. Ex. - , Sec. 65. Bona fide 'subscribers to weekly newspapers can receive the same, free of postage, if they reside in the coun ty in which the paper is printed and pub lished, even if tne office to which the pa per is sent is without the county, provi ded it is the office at which they regularly receive their mail matter. Star-Gaziso Made East. The Sci entific American gives a very simple mode of examining the satellites of the planet Jupiter. On a clear night take a looking-glass, and. either at the window or out of doors, so place it as to receive the impression of the planet By a close examination of the planet as reflected in the glass, all its satellites will also be ob served, provided hone of them are eclip sed. It is rather remarkable, however, that although these satellites- can thus be seen, while they cannot be seen with the naked eye, that neither Venus nor the Moon can be seen as distinctly by reflec tion as they can be by observing them with tho naked eve. ' Twexty-oxe Years Ago. -Tho Balti more Clipper, speaking of a similar sea son to the present one, twenty-one years ago, says that on the 29th day of May, 1836, after a protracted Spring drought, raintommeneed fallincr vert crrndirint-lv- c - o O J and after repeated trials, "it got its hands in" by the 31st of that monih, and then began to come down in torrents. After that it was nin ! rain ! rain ! every day, we believe, nntil the 5th of July, and far mers who had cried out in April and May for rain, had for two or three weeks been praying for the rain to stop. At dif ferent periods in the month of June, 1836, the air was so raw and chilly as to make fires necessary and comfortable. Fire Crackers Rendered Usefcl. These Chinese explosives, for which no useful service greater than producing noise on the Celebration of the fourth of July bas heretofore been discovered, have at last been applied to practical account. In some of the New England States cater pillars are destroyed with them. The way is to place one on the end of a split pole, thrust it into tbe nest and knock them all to flinders. . It will take some times two or three crackers to destroy a large nest, thongh for small collections a single explosion is sufficient The boys don't consider this work, but go at it with gusto. There is a irentleinan in Union. N. H.. who will be 101 tears old, on the 7th of July. His name la Ralph Farnhani and a strong effort was made to induce him to be present at tbe Bunker Hill cel ebration in Boston liff having taken a part in he battle. He declined going on aceonnt of the distance, and when his son, a lad of 60 or 70 years, proposed to ac rompanv him, replied, " if he went, he dio'n't want to be bothred with the care of any children f" ' He says he don't re- m cm Iter of ever wing aicfc, bnt "helievi-s he had a fever or something, 80 or 90 years ago." A Chance for the Spiritualists. Tho Boston Postgives the following practical turn to the spiritual controver sy : " vv e ouer a reward ot hve dollars a day to any rappers who will not move the table in our dining-room, but cover it with a dinner for five persons, at 3 o'clock, P. M., each day in the week, and then quietly withdraw while we and our interesting family-devour it This shoving round empty tallies does no good. Meat, meat is the thing. It is said that the Mormons have adoD' tod a new alphabet of thirty-six letters lor tneir own use, for the purpose of rat sing np a barrier between the Saints and the Gentiles. They are determined to beat us in the number of their letters, as well as in the number of their wives. A printer suggests that under their peculiar matrimonial privileges, tbe Saints may require more " small caps " than the Gentiles. A Decisive Test. The Providence Journal says : "We had a better test of spiritualism than any Boston experiments could afford. When the son of Henry Clay took the stump for James Buchanan, and the spirit of his great father did not rise from the grave, we made np onr mind that there was no passing back from the next world to this." Trocble at Clattosville, K. T.- The Sheriff of Brown county started yes terday morning in pursuit of a band of desperadoes twelve in number, who had made an assault on a single person the day previous, with an intent to kill, and then stole some horses and. cleared them selves. The party live on Pony Creek, Kansas Territory. St. Joteph journal. Thomas F. Marshall in his remarks at the Cincinnati celebration, referred to the Mississippi Vallev as reclining ia the lakes, her feet in the Gulf of Mexico, and her hands grasping the Allegheny and Rocky Mountains. It is stated that Henry O'Reilly, of telegraphic fame, offers to tbe United States Government to build, at his own expense, a telegraphic line to the Pacific if military protection against Indiana be afforded. A Happy Thought. A California editor, noticing the reported death of Dr. Kane, very happily aays: "The ad venturous navigator has embarked npon his Ia-t voyage. Be hat found Sir John Franklin. f " The editor of the Cincinnati Enquire complains of a typographical error by which he is made to speak of General Case as "tbe paternal father of the Great West" - . . - The Cincinnati Enquirer says that the reported tragical difficulty between Messrs. Cox and Mason, in the Ninth District of Kentucky, is entirely with foundation. An intelligent jury in Nevada found a man named Hays "guilty of involuntary manslaughter." How they do m Kassas. The office of the Weetlt Herald, published in Lea venworth, Kansas, was recently 'visited by a correspondent of an Eastern paper, and is thus described by him : "A visit to the printing offi-e afforded a rich treat On entering the first room on the right hand, three law "shingles" were on the door: on one side was a rich bed French blanket, sheets, table cloths, shirts, cloaks and rugs, all together; on the wall hung hams, maps, venison and rich engravings, onions, portraits and boots ; on the floor were a side of bacon, carved to the bone, corn an 1 potatoes, stationery and books ; on a nice dressing case stood a woden tray half full of dongh, while crockery occupied the pro fessional desk. In the rbom on the left the sanctum the housewife, cook and editor lived inglorious unity one per- IT ..... . , . . son. tie was seatea on a stool, with a paper before him on a plank, writing a vigorous knock down to at article in the Kickapoo Pioneer, a paper of a rival city. The cooking stove was at his left, and tin kettles all round ; the corn cake was a dom, and instead of scratching his head for an idea, as editors often do, he turned the cake and went ahead." Presides? Bcchasan's Wife at Blackwrll's Islakd. I saw vestprdav a lady in New York, who claims to be the wife of our bachelor President Mr. Bnchanan. She is quite open and per sistent tn bar claims. She has u Wm what she says are two phildren, whom she claims are the President's children, and nothing bnt the constant care of her friends prevents her from goingto Wash ington, and demanding to be placed in the White house, as the lawful occupant of the domestic department of that cele brated establishment The lady is in the Insane Asylum at Black well's Island, and her children are two white cats, whom she .has train! to such docility, that she keeps them in 'bed nearly all day, sleep ing between two sheets, on nice clean pillow-cases, all tucked in like children, with caps on their heads. All the visi tors call on Mrs. Bnchanan, see her cats, and they allow, tbe clothes to be turned down; nd a view taken without an effort to rise from their conch. The name of one of the cats is John C. Fremont, and the other is Alexander Hamilton. En-, ton Journal. Death of America. Statesxes. The death of Mr. Marcy reminds the country how rabidly .its great and emi nent statesmen have passed away within the last two years, and what a void their departure bas lelt : Almost all the great and illustrious men, who came into life during the first twenty-five years of the present century, have been snatched away within that time. The list which memory calls at the moment is formiable in numbers, and the persons whose names are on it were conspicuous for vast and vaTie'd abifity. First in the point of time, is that of John Quincy Adants, who died in 1843 ; then follow those of Kent, Polk, Taylor, Cslhonn, Clay, McDuffie. Story. Web ster, King, Woodbury, Sergeant Berrien, Clayton, Hill, Bnrgess, Cheves and Marcy. What immense powers, what political and legal researches, what ora torical skill and diplomatic erudition, what wise foresight and wonderful ex-pe.ie-rce have hta lost l.y their deaths to the nation. When' will it, if ever, be restoied in the persons and minds of others? Was Texas Part of the Romas Em pire? Mr. H. D.Patrick, of Texas, has fonnd, at some distance below the sur face of the ground, near Leona, an an cient copper coin, about the size of a cent. The original figures and lettering on both 6ides, says the Galveston News, have been considerably defaced by the apparent corrosion of ages. On one side, however, can be plainly seen the word "Cesar" on the outer edge, and over an image much like all such as we see of the Roman Emperor on the other ancient coins. There are visible two or three of the letters of the word "Julius," on the left of Ctesar, and on the right some of the Roman numerals, evidently intended to show the ate, but are too much cor roded to be clearly mado ont On the reverse side is the image of a Roman sol dier, with a shield in one hand and the other elevated, but so much defaced that the weapon held is not visible. Xew Orleans Picayune. Wiscossis. There is a strone pro bability of Wisconsin becoming dena tionahzed. Of all the emifrranta of Scandinavian origin, nine-tenths settle in this State. They may already be count ed by scores of thousands. In addition to these there are immense numbers of Germans and Irish. The city of Mil waukee has probably a greater number of inhabitants of foreign birth, in pro portion to its size, than any other city in the Union. Tho native citizens form the minority. A week or two ajzo a thou sand Norwegians arrived there, and it is said that as many ae twenty thousand of their countrymen will follow in the course of the presmt year. They are an industrious and peaceable race, little dis posed to meddle unduly with political affairs. With their hardy habits ther must aid greatly ia the advancement of the regions of the north-west Philadel phia Journal. Newspapee Platttcdes. Tbe Provi dence Journal observes : "Some of the New York papers have got into snch a habit of spreading out toe details of every thin? thv record, that it reo aires the reading of a column to reach the sense of a paragraph. Ihey cannot give an, ac count of a crime without preceding it with a history of all the parties, and all their antecedents ; and when the reporter get in the neighborhood of the act him self, the only thing for which any body cares, he stops to tell how every body was dressed, and whether the furniture in the room was hair cloth, or damask. Mrs. Mary Ann Gardiner, mother of DK Gardiner of Gardiner Claim " no toriety, died at Havana, on the ltn nit, aged 63 years. - Her life was an eventful one. Boe was present at toe great eann quake at Caracas, ia 1811, when her life and that of her child was saved as if by miracle. It seems a hard fate that a be in? thus signally saved, ia was Dr. Gar diner, from sadden death while in inno eency, should grow op and lead the life of a criminal, and finally die a dishonor able death by his own hand. The Wright Supper. . The State Sentinel is pretty well filled up with the proceedings of the Wright Supper, a report of the speeches, toaatt, fee. Wo have only room for the follow ing, which, as the Democratic organ ia responsible for it may be taken as a fair sample of the whole thing: 2d. The Pruidcnt of the UnUed State. (Cheers.) Gordon Tanner, Esq., Reporter of tho Supreme Court having been loudly call. ed for, arose and said y Fellow Cit . Gentlemen and Laditt I did not think that I would be called npon to respond to this toast ; I who a have been slandered so much ; I whom the base men of ray own party have songht to crush. Yes, I have been slan dered basely ; men who call themselves great have sought to crash me. I have been slandered, gentlemen ; I have been calumniated ; but tbe day shall come when those who slangier me shall be crushed by the power of my arm ; yes, crushed be neath my feet ; yet I fee' myself able to do this toast justice. Tbe President has been underrated ; the President ia a great er man than I, or any one has supposed ; I know this, for I have seen the Presi dent ; 1 have tten him eat ! I have been with the President ; I have talked to the President ; I have talked with the Presi dent on great queations t I have teen him tat and entertain thousands of my fellow citizens ; and be does all these things like the leader of a glorieus nation like this should do all these things. Gentlemen and Ladies I have been injured, and I have been abused, but the President ia a great man. My enemies say that I am opposed to the. administration, bnt I am not for I have seen the President eat and do other things, and I know that be must be a great man. I will aid the administration in this State, and I will snstain it for the President eats and entertains my fellow citizens as I like to see it done. Floyd's Obavc. A correspondent of the Marquoketa Excelsior, writing from Sioux City, speaks of Sergeant Floyd's, grave : The grave of the celebrated Sergeant Floyd, two and a half miles below here, has ben stirred by the angry waters of the Missouri river, after au undisturbed sleep of fifty-three years. The bluff, some two hundred feet above the water, caved down, and took about half of the' grave. On Sunday last, the citizens here turned out to remove fie remainder further back. They still found the skull and a few oth er bones. The sftull measured twenty-one inches round. Takiso it Philosophically. The Charleston Msrcnry sums up the changes of making Kansas a Slave State as fol- lows i " Let us then be np and doing, and it we cannot make her a Slave State, make her at least Dpmorratic." To elm?id.ite the above. Prentice of the' Louisville Journal, adds the following anecdote : " Ma," said a little girl in her panta lets, " can't I have a husband ?" " No, no, daughter, don't bother me." Well then. Ma. can't I have a stick of candy T ArriT&la an j Departure of the Kails', at onEoow, Missounr. . EASTERN MAIL From St. Joseph, Mo. Arrires 4 P. M., dnilv. WESTERN MAIL from Council Bluflj, lo. Arrives 9 A. M.. daily. WHITE CLOUD MAILr-Arrivet U A. rf, Derif 2 P. W.. Tiitu1sts and Fridars. IOWA POINT MAIL Demrta "6 A. M Arrives 3 P. M. Tuesdays and Satnrdava. JAMES J. RULEY, P. M. WHITE CLOUD MARKET8. (At Cumeted y B. F. Rnfiter Gt.) Floor, sack of 96 Ss., $5.00 Bacon, ? ; Lard, f ft.r If Butter, f Ib.a S ErE", Tp dosen, IS Tallow, Tp ft, 10 Wood, "ip cord, 2.00 Coffee, prime, B., 16 Coffee, fair, IS Sugar, 7 to 1 lbs. for 1X0 Rice. lb, 10. Inperial Tea, best, 1J2S Tonne Hyson, do, " 1-00 Salt 1? Sack. 3J Mackerel. ., Salt Herring, lb, ' 8 Nails, Ken. 1 Molasses, ? Gallon, $1.10(31.20 The Greatest Medical Diseevery of the Age, is Avers Cathartic Pills. They don't help complain ta, bat they more them. One Box baa cored Dyspepsia. Three Boxes have cored the wont eases of Scrofula. Two Boxes have cured Eryripelaa. One Box always cores the Jaondiee. Three Boxea are sore to cleanse the fytfeni from Boi'a often leas than one does it. Two Boxes have completely cared the went of alcen on tbe lee. gjn 4mm l J rait t core taw Wse. . One dose cares tfa headache arising fraae a foal stomach. Strong doaee often repeated expel every worm from the body. They should be (riren to children, who are more or lest afflicted with this scoorge. As a gentle Physic they have no eqnaL -One Box earea derangement of the Liver. Half a Box cores a Cold. They purify the Blood, and thne strike at the fcondatioD of every disease. Aa a dinner Pill ther ia not their eqval ia the world. They are purely vegetable, aal caa do no harm, bat do accomplish aa msaceeentable amount of good. Prepared by Or. J. C Am, Practical Chem ist, Lowell, Mam, and sold by all DraggtaU and dealer! ia medicine throughout this section. Sold by Shreve k Macy, White Cloud, Kaa Seed S targes, Iowa Point, do.; Jamee N. York, Doniphan, da.; J. H. Mean k Co, Brownville, Nebraska; Peter, Frexer k Co, Or- . agoe. Ma.; Barnard, Adams k Co, 8t Leois; Van Lear k Britten, St Joseph; and bj all Drag gieta. Beef: Beef!! Beef in JOHN L. WARD begs leave to mform the citizen of White Ctoed and vicinity, that he has engaged ia the Butchering bnrtaam, ia this place, and is prepared to furaiah Beef to all who may favor him with a call. He botcher three times every week, and good, fresh, tender Beef may at all times be had, by calling at bta stand, one door west of Jennings' Store. Pricee reasonable. . - eug. 6, 57,3w.