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J i hiNSING STATE REPUBLICAN Trial f Strength. Strength ha iU trials, so Ieft3 tbaa weakness, and one trial now recommended to us is to carry bark load of broken down politicians. Tlie io-Mi.iliIities of the majority, are greater than hose of the ininorit y, and the trial and difficulties rf in uojKrtioii. The Republican ai ty of the Union, formed like the original confederacy, by the accession of Sftt. 4, took its fit it start, and received its name at. J. k-uwi, Michigan, on the Cth day of July I -).', t. From that diy to this, it has maintained n con-Hut, steady increase of uumlera and of Stile-;, until it h.-i a clear supremacy in eleven H i:ti)te sovereignties. Strength L-in undisputed, now come its ti.il, and to the principle from which the rirciijrilt sprim?, all ICepiihlicans nnit look, fur ili"iiard against danger. However hid, they may stand, and however s.und may he their claim to wisdom, they arc ti.vl 'h ier w ho ur'-i an incongruous co-part-n r-hi with elements which have lx-en hitherto, i tr.l or hslile. The Incentive to Mich a co operation, is liSth r.- to bring to the imrface of .n!,fi( :d affairs, men who have sunk themselves, l.vtln 'u o.v n illa tion, or worse, by ineffectual ;':iii.-t a just and manifest popular 0. -inioii ami piinripl.. Ihing resuscitated, it 1.4 e.-cti! that these men will heroine Senator .. el le:,.h r.-. Opposition to slavery extension the adtaucc-im-i.t and lnj of fiee I ilor the right to free -j.ei li in all thins.aic the prim Iph supoti which tin. I; til inly to-day, the Republican puity of the l iiion. The moment thee are joined to incon s. i.ii4 principles, or to mi-Ii a have no natural nihility to them, the strength gained therehy I hi nr. ! weakness, and tho organization breaks 1. y ii-i own weight. Here stand the first great til ilo I the Republican party here lie its first "ie.it danger. To guard against the danger pointed out alovci it is o lv needful to do one thin,; constantly and pr.veringly to Iks true to Republican princi i.le and organization. To listen to no pircn promises of preut outward accession to le puffed up by no pride of association' with names ol leading men king aloof or oppo.-cd, and to in d.ih'e in no dreams of giandc ir, to spring from the a. lop t ion ot worn-out lines of policy, long since condemned hy tin? popular voice, and revi V) d not their time in the Mind hope of support, ly leaning upon measures aof real strength and vitality. Let all Republicans turn a deaf ear, an I render cold attention to the class of political a lviser, whether on the flump, or through the newspaper?, who counsel "entangling alliances" with those who have no sympathy with them in the principles of the Republican organization. 1 1 is not to be understood that the Republi can party is strong enough to repulse any who ?ek their standard but they must come to tight the whole battle, and not to fight by the halves. The year 18 will find the Locofoco party united to a man. Tbey hare stood at an empty rack in Michigan long enough to forget all ditler etucs, whether of principle or men, and work like starved tigers, to regain their supremacy in this State. And now let us ask how that su premacy has been so lung kept from them? llcai lj by a close adherence to principle. In had the nlightet indication of dubt Or uncertainty nude itself manifest had a rank broke, or a line waved, the enemy would have been upon us as it was all Flood firm, and then earned for all a fhare in a second glorious vic torv. It form Strliool Contract. The Lansing Journal brings sundry unfoun ded charges against the Board, in reference to letting the contract for the furnishing materials and building the additional wing. It is hardly necessary to answer these charges in detail, be cause a statement of the facts will dispose of them all at one swoop. Having determined to erect the building, the Hoard gave notice of the time and place of let ting, to the builders of this vicinity, and recei ved five offers, vu : Mr. Alcott, I40 Mr. Savaif, 10 Vk Mr. Ajrr- IT.'.MO Mr. HW, 17. TOO Mr. CreD, 'M,0 These having lieen considered, Mr. Aleott's bid was received, but upon further consideration he made up his mind that he could not afford to do the work for that sum, and receded front that oiler. Mr. Savage did the same. Mr. Ayres concluded that he had work enough on his hands without this job, and receded also. This state of things left the job standing upon Mr. Elder's bid, $17,7N and a contract was executed with him upon those term. The charge against Hon. James Turner, that he approached Mr. Wise, who was said to lie interested In one of the aliove named bills, is utterly false. Mr. Turner never endeavored to influence Mr. Wise, or any other person in re spect to the contract, and never conversed with Mr. Wise upon the subject. The contract was fairly let, as weU upon be half of the lioard, as of the contractors, and the bcct and most unerring test of the fairness of the whole transaction is to be found in the tact the woik is let at prices as low as it can he done, to a mechanic ot ability and skill, who eives sufficient bail. 4ir.KELCT in Kansas. Mr. Horace tiretley ai rived at Leaven wot th, in Kansas, on the lt'th of May, where his interview with the border ruffians is thus referred to by a correspondent ef the Iloston Traveller :- Mr. (Jrceley, of course, attracts much at tention, and when equipped for travelling, with the inevitable white coat which has become synonymous for Horace Greeley, a red woolen comforter wrapped round his throat (for the rain ha made the weather cool) and low-crowned, bluck, farmer-looking hat ou the back of his head, he certainly makes up very well for the traditional Crceley, of whom all have heard. I could detect some sly glances to his pantaloons to see whether one leg was not higher than the other, though the curious in this respect were disappointed. Wh-to in L"venworth he was introduced to all the noted whilom' border-ruf fians yet left in that town. Lecompte, Eastin, of uie iicrmo, .Mannas, formerly Speaker of the bogus House of Representatives, CoL Isaacks, and others, made his acquaintance. Many free State men who stood by were contrasting in their own minds the smiling countenances of these fellows, with the reception they would hare giv en Mr. fireeley two years since." Greeley made a mortal long speech after his arrival, which is reported in the Tribune, and which contains many excellent things. We can not but admire the spirit of this effort, and doubt not that it will do much good, though we grieve to see that he clings to the hallucination of open ing the question of the Republican organization, foe the purpose of amalgamating political ele nienta of doubtful congruity, and of building up men of more than doubtful antecedents. Tfce Juvenile PopwlaUww The following statistics from the records in the office of Public Instruction, will show the num ber of children between the ages of four and eighteen years in several of the leading cities and towns in this State in September last, the number attending School, and the amount of Pri mary School Money recently apportioned to each for the current year. From these data, the rela tive population of the different places may be inferred: li Ixm.Mt ..tjr .rol Kapi.ls ti!j,.... A.trian Otjr, MunrM City, Aog Arbr ( .ty, J ickwa Mj, Hint Cty, I'urt Huron 'ty Kalaiuatoo Township,. Sils " Mar.bftll " liattfc f'Hw " Vulia! i iMwa' -r TVeuTii-h " HijutouiU " ::l S..tiw 17 2,1 -.T l,s7 lit: i Mil 14; 1,715 1.715 iS 00 !rjs 6o eis 19 .: u 1,111 r::i 1 7i 7 645 91 700. Mtj r.i 7'J1 444 07 811 4 C75 ! iSiii i -i j 67 7i 6C1 iS 654 2 4'l 57 4V Hl.'l aa Si! 447 S3 4rt r. This tale will be useful for persons who boast of the population of thtir towns, as compared with others. For instance, a day or two since we heard a citien of a flourishing city asiertiug that its population was almost equal to that of a certain other city. Tbcco figures show that it is not quite half. K noticeable fact is in the propot tion attending M-hool. In Detroit, this number includes only about one third ; in Monroe, just one-fourth ; in Ann Arlor, about five-sixths; in Grand RapiiLs, ahoot foul-fifths; in A-'rian, about three-tifths. Much of this difference is owing to the foreign or Catholic population. Public money is drawn upon these children, and if they do not avail themselves of the benefit of the schools, the State is no more responsiblo for it than in the rase of thousands of others who tstav away. The deficiency in the number attending, how ever, is in part from want of schoohhoiises. Such was the case last year in Adrian. Hut an other large house has been built since the last rejHit, and the difference will doubtless be less for the curieiit vear. .More Than a Hllr.' George Hawson, of the Albany Jui'ruat, is now at the Thousand Islands trollinr for musca- longe. He has written two letters to the Jonr tint, but at the date of the seeond he had not a bite not even a musketo bite. He had ''one no further than Cape Vincent. A". '. Tribune Had the "Tribune man," hapiH-ned in at the Astor, last night, he would have Hcen one of Mr. Dawson s "lutes a twenty -poutnl musca longe, which was only a sample of a hundred weight " of the same sort" which accompanies us third letter. Alb. Journal. The doings of that feat, or rather of one of these succession of feats, is thus described in glowing terms, by the enthusiastic Geotge: "The customer now struggling at my line was evidently well hooked. He came, for a moment, like a log. It required eveiy muscle to wind him in. At first he was evidently only wonder ing what had befallen him ; for in less than ten seconds, he jerked back w ith such force as to compel me to give him line if I would save him. Rut, in giving him the line, I took care not to give him the bit. The odls arc against you the mo ment a fish of any considerable sie succeeds in "turning ta'l" upon you. If he must recede, let him do so backwards. So long as you hold him thus, you are his master. Otherwise, he is yours. He took the hook when a hundred and fifty feet of hue was out. In two minutes, two hundred and fifty feet was in the water; and all but fifty feet had run oft' my rtel before I recov ered an inch. And then I could do but little more than hold him. He pulled back like a mule ; and my rod, braced aga:nst my hip, and held at an cnle of forty-five, assumed a cresceut phape, as it nodded in seeming ecstacy, while the monster (as I soon began la deem him) tugged to free himself from the barbed hook which held him. My arm became weary from reeling, and at every turn it gcciucd as if it would drop from its socket. But there could be no respite. It would be a disgrace to surrender ; and itt fifteen minutes I had him, reasonably quiet, by the fide of the boat towing him with one hand while with the other I fastened 1-iui with my spring gaff, and laid him at my feet i twenty fmund muscalotujc Look Oct. The advices from Washington are to look out for Chicago Post Office. The correspondent says: "Persons sending money or valuables to or from the West are advised to not register letters which are to pass through the Chicago Post Of fice as it furnishes information by which frequent depredations have been committed, several of which have been traced to that quarter.1 The same advice 'applies to persons sending money from the east, through Chicago. The First Dearie toward Wealth. Charles Matthews, at the recent Theatrical Fund Dinner, said that Douglas Jerrold once said to him that he did not despair of seeing the day when Mat thews should lie found walking up Ludgate Hill on a muddy morniug, with a cotton umbrella, to invest funds in the Bank of England. " I am sorry to say," continued C. 51., " that Douglas Jerrold did not live to see that vision realized. The only step that I have advanced toward it is that I have liourrht the umbrella." Kili ki. nr a Fail. Cliff Olson, a clerk em ployed by the Grand Trunk RaMway Company, in Tronto, was on Monday, at Suspension Bridge, found dead on the bank of the river, having fallen from the precipice, a distance of over 'I feet, nis body was horribly mangled. He came on a pleasure excursion to celebrate the Queen's birthdav, since which time he had not been heard of till now. A sxcoRD AccintSTAL Poisomsg. Our paper last week gave an account of the death of Wi' liani Burnell, a wealthy cifzen of Detroit, by the accidental drinking of corrosive sublimate. On Monday List, Madame Baumgardner, aged 30, teacher of music at the School of the Sacred Heart, died from the same cause. Railroao Accioist. The Fort Wayne pas senger train ran off the track at Plymouth, Iud., on Tuesday last, broke two passenger cars, and wounded about nine or ten passengers. The engine and baggage car arrived at Ainsworth on their way to Chicago with the wounded, at C.So P. M. Xo one was killed. ExrccTios of a Mcrpcrfr. John Henry Byers was hung last Tuesday, at Merritsville, C. W., at II o'clock, for the murder of Thomas Phillips, last December. He confessed his guilt on tho scaffold, and express ed a repentance for the crime. Jfot less than 5,00 persons wit nessed the execution. Pilgrim Moscmikt. The Pilgrim Monument at Plymouth, Mas?., is taking form. The corner stone will be laid in August. 1, in) tons of granite on hand. Horse Stbaliso. Waterbury Hendricks of Howell, had a horse stolen last week, by a couple of Detroit chaps, but the horse was recovered at Brighton. DETROIT COKRKSPOSDKSCE. Foul play amor-j the Democratic gambler Stocking the Carat for a general twpne trayal of Cunti-leuceThe gai.ie expottd Oniemationin ike L'timp Contiction J or Murder Seriou$ Accident, d'C Detroit, June 2, 1S50. Editor Repcbucax : -The trials, tribulations and vexations of the Democracy are increasing. A martyr is to be restored to life and office. It has been decreed so it is said that Mr. U. S. Marshal Bagg must walk off the same end of the plank that Bob Davis walked off a few months ao, while Bob is to tea on at the end that Bag" walked on, when he (Bob) went off! This is practical "rotation." This is in accordance with the new shuffle and deal ol the cards which beheaded O'Flynn, and tlirew the unwashed Irish Democracy into weeping and wailing and knashicg of tusks. Charley Stuart having made peace with Buchanan, as Buchanan evidently supposed, is claiming his reward, or the fulfill ment of the contract, which was that he should control the patronage of the State. The Demo cratic State Central Committee are "snooks with theex-Seuator, and any official that dou't dance to their music is doomed. Bagg refused to join in the cannibal warfare on the Hibernian Democracy, and hence the State Committee have marked him for their next supper, and it is said il. lremlv have his head in the noose. It was not their intention to dispatch him by alow tor ture, as they' did O'Flynn. Their plans were all matured in" the moit private and confidential man uer, and his head was to fall the jugular vein, joint, bone, muscle aud all was to be severed so quickly that he would not realize the pain of the operation'unt'l he awoke in the land of the headless, where, looking on the political mir ror, set up for martyrs, and cogitating upon the mutability of a'l human things, he should dis cover himself d;smeuibercd, and anxiously in quire, " who the d 1 has had the audacity to dtrike the Bagg family " But as ill luck would have it for the schemes of the committee, one of those in the confidence of the plot met a personal frieud of this city at Philadelphia, whose " wimiu folks" are on the most intimate terms here, aud he " unbosomed" himself of the whole thin a neighborly aud confidential way ; but the friend thought he had too good a thing to keep, or feared that some one i Iso would bo the lucky one to first astonish the world with the news. So on his return, he betrayed the confidence re posed in him, and let the mouso out of the meal sack, much to the discomfiture of the State Com mittee and their schemes. They now claim that he is a friend to Marshal Bagg, in diguift and exposed the plot to place him ou the ti rive. He has taken advantage of the news, and it may, after all, ! a long and sanguine battle, i In O'Flynn, before they prove successful. The condition on which they demand their uew deals is their assertions to Buchanan that they can't possibly carry tho State for President in lS.U in any other way ! ! It would feem by way the President bends tt their demands, that the old man really supposes that something may be done to w in Michigau back to Slavery and Democracy ! The old fellow ought to marry, to have a woman to consult in these matters It seems that the Virginia election bad'y fright ened the " regular" Democracy, hy reducing the majority down to a thousand or two. Had the "opposition" tnken bold emancipation grounds, and aga'nnt the extension of the institution, I have no doubt that Letcher would have been beaten. The question of I. S. and State jurisdiction in tho "Tyler case" is now being argued before the Supreme Court, on the question sent up by Judge Green from the St. Clar circuit, where Tyler was taken from here, after serving out his sentence by the District Court of tin? U. S., for shooting Capt. Jones. He was indicted in St. Clair Co. for the satin offence, and taken there to be tried in the cireuit court. His plea is that he has already been tried by the District Court of the U. S., and the Attorney General, w ho ap pears for the prosecution, says the I". S. Court had no jurisdiction to try the cause Ii'Uiedirf, who killed his wife a few weeks ago, has lieen convicted and sent to Jackson for fif teen years, A few weeks ago, old fashioned murder was all the rage here, but the thing has changed a little iu the style of execution, and " p rod red eye has carried otV several ictims of late. Tw o singular accident have ' iH-currod w ithin a few days. On the t:id ult., a lady, aged :I years, in theCatholic convent or nunnery of this city, it is said, bv mistake took a large dose of corrosive sublimate, which resulted in her duath ou the 30th, after a painful i'lness. The other case of a similar kind happened with Win. Bur nell, an old master builder of this city, and well known to evervbody. lie was boardinjr with Win. Duncan, late Chief Engineer of the Fire Department, and got up i:i the night to take something else, when, by mistake, he also got corrosive sublimate, which caused his death the next day. It had been prepared and used as a eriniii meuiciiie, ana was in ins room, lie was quite wealthy supposed to be worth at least 1ii0,0o; ami it is reported, but whether true or not I cannot say positively, that he willed quite an amount report says one-ha'f) of his property to Mr. Duncan's family, to which he was much attached, by many acts of kindness and regard during his homo there. The last reports from the Feat of European war left the belligerent armies at a proper dis tance from each other, but snapping, snarling, and showing all the fv nip torn of a speedy con flirt. When they get at it, it is supposed the fur wi'I fly .oo. Yours, CAMPUS, Execution. Michael O'Brien, an elderly man who murdered his wife at Cohoes by kicking and beating her to death, was executed on Friday, at Albany. O'Brien was between f.0 and 60 years of age. The services of the Catholic Church were read at the ga'lows, and the execution took place in the jai' helore about f 0 people. The victim was jerked up about 5 feet by weights, and died almost without a struggle. Declines. Humphrey Marshall, of Kentucky, was nominated for re-election to Congress on the 23d of Apr?', but last week wrote a letter de clining the nomination, assigning s. a reason his desire to retire to private life, and leave the agi Cation of public questions to others. Gone to Jackson. Edward II. Benedict, con victed in the Recorder's Court of manslaughter. in the killing of his wife, and who was sentenced to fifteen years in the State Prison, left lor Jack son on Wednesday, in chirge of an officer. The Storm. The late storms seem to have prevailed nearly throughout the State. A pair of oxen were killed at Monroe by lightc:ng, and we learn f various points where it struck. . As Eaklt Sittlir op Ionia Gone. Mr. Oil ver Arnold, aged 67, one of the six earliest set tiers of Ionia county, died at Ionia, May 20th. Fire in Orion Village. Between the hours of twelve and one o'clock, a fire broke out in the store of Little & Taylor, and entirely destroyed the building and most of the groceries. Loss about 1,(X0; insured for $6. Ready-made clothing and yankee notions mostly saved. Pontiae Gazette. The month of May has witnessed, two extra ordinary military movements the sudden inva sion of Piedmont by a hostile amy without a declaration of war. and the sudden retreat of the invaders without fighting a battle. The troops who crossed the Ticino in April to get into Piedmont, are crossing the Po in May to get out of it. For ten days they advanced, j taking town after town, and bridge after bridge, without striking a blow; and then for ten days they have Urn abandoning bridge after bridge and town after town, without having encoun tered an enemy. They advanced from Mortara to Vercelli. apparently only to retreat from Vcrcelli to M"rtara : crosxnl the Sesia at one point only to recross it at another. Thir movement may lie Mimnn-d up as a r rench campaign once wa : Tt Km or Kranen, with thirty thnuAcl ro-D, MarclW up tha hill and theo mrcbl tloa o again '" The correspondents of the London paper?, all of whom are more or less imbued with Austrian sympathies, soften their evident chagrin at this vacillation by recounting the trategie .-kill and thorough discipline with which the move ments were made, the eifect knowledge of the country thus acquired, the celerity with which positions were fortified. Ac. But what is the ue of knowledge of a country to an army that 1mi not intend to occupy it, or of fortifying posts that are only to be abandoned? No one supjM.sc3 that, if the Auliiaiis do not now keep their foothold in Sardinia, they will have a chance, by and by, to come back and resum it. tine advantage, however, they have gained. They have obtained temporary support for their army gratis, having driven off cattle in droves. si-i.il grain and stores iu immense quantities. ami extorted money in profuion from the de fenceless l'iedniontes'. True, this advantage will lieai a bitter harvest in the hatred of Aus tria which it will cultivate throughout tin: frontier provinces. But it is an advantage, and one which can only U fully apprtviatcd by a government whose treasury is empty and whose promises lo pay are not worth sixty cents on tin dollar. Nressitas iiou ha I h'jeiu. While the Austrian have won the materials for war, which are what they chiefly need, their enemies have not won the glory which is what they chiefly covet. It was not the French and Sardinian who stayed (he march of Count ('vulai's army, and it is not from (Icm-rals CanroU-rt and La Marmora, or oven Najtob-oii and Victor F.maniiel. that they are now retreat ing. They have worse foes. (leneral Fhnwl and iietieral Kam llockcl up their road, dcu cral Famine threatens them in the flank. Icii eral Pestilence lurks in their camp, and to n- crals Poverty and Discoiiteut hang upon thi ir rear. These are the General with whom Count Uyiilai lias fought and lieeii lsuten. They ivsiioiisihle tor his vacillating advaiiee. and his stealthy retreat. A lb. Journal. A lltarl-rfiMllog A lfalr. The numerous friends of Hon. Ileniy Barns of the Detroit Tribune, wi'I read the following ac count with grief and sy mpathy for the bereaved Kr'in tli I -tr.-it TriLunn of Kii.t.ij- Distressing Ot Ti rrhnce Accident ai. leahi We were startled about 1 1 o'clock this fore noon by the announcement that Henry T., sci: ond tion of Heniy Barn , scp-or edi'or of the Tribune, had Wen found dead in the Gymna siurn. over F. Raymond's bookstore. We could hardly believe it, but, alas, it proved too true. It seems that between 10 and 11 o'clock be went to the Gymnasium, which is in the foinil story, as he was wont to do. At 1 1 o clock an other young man ami it would seem the first one who went alter he did repaired to the room and found Henry hanging by a strap from one ot the ladders, and lifcle-s! He was immediately cut down, but life had tied. Justice Lane held an inquest and summoned a jury, who, after examining the spot, and peveia witnesses, returned a verdict of accidents! hang ing. It is supposed that he was experimenting with the strap about his neck, upon the ladder. and that he accidentally lost his foothold and was so suddenly strangled as to prevent his helping himself with his hands or feet. He was stripped and belted for ordinary exercise. He was of naturally cheerful disposition, was not subject to despondency, and had no reason for comiuittm self-destruction that is known, or that was ever intimated by word or hint, which seems to pre clude nny idea save that w hich the jury have embodied in their verdict. He connected him self with the Baptist Church about a year nince, w ith on older brother aud sister, and had derived great happiness from his new experience and his church relation. There is left to the attlicted family of our young friend in this hour of sudden and deep distress, a:i unspeakable consolation in the assurance that he was a Christian. The cup of sorrow has this rich joy " forever w ith the lird"" May they be comforted thereby' Asiiat ol' Mi mat Washington i Mvv Mr. F. While, of I aiicater. N. II.. and tvvo other gentlemen. a ended Mount Washington mi the lt!i and oth ult.. for tin ptirHse of ob taining views for the stereoscope. Half a mile from the (Hen they came to the snow, and put on tie' snow-shoes snow W-ing one to two feet deep, and much drilled. They reached tin ledge at the rate of three-qitai lets a mile an hour, sin I tarried for the night. Next morning they left for the summit without snow-shoes, tin crust U ing hard enough to U-ar them. At noon, on the 0th. they reached tin Tip Top House, and found the snow two or three feet deep, and every aptM-arance of mid-winter, ex cept the teniH-rature, which was about fifty de grees. The snow lay up atraiiist the lioii-es lo the roof, so much so that no part of the front door to the Tip-Ti-p House could be seen. The atmosphere wa very smoky, and di-tant v iew were not visible. .Uontrfal Herald. Tnot guts on Paper. The Taper having tin Largest Circulation The Paper of Tobacco Paper for the Roughs Sand Paper. Paper containing many Fine Points The pa per ot Needles. Ruled Paper The French Tress. The Taper that is full ot Rows The Taper of Pins. Spiritualist's Paper (W trapping Paper. Papers Illustrated with Cuts Fd toiial Ex changes. Drawing Paper The Dentist's bi!L The favorite Taper on R j'lroads Cr j.fl Paper. A Taking Taper Sheriff's Warrant. Tui Thats. In thirty-one words how many thatt can le grammatically inserted ? Answer fourteen. He said that that, that th.u said, was not that that that one should say ; but that that that that man said, was that that that man should not say. That reminds us of the following tayi and taiJt: Mr. B. did you say or did you not siy, what I said you said ; because C. said you never did say what I said you sa;d. Sow, if you did say that you did not say what I sa;d you said, then what did you say? An Accommodating Emtor. Parson Brown low, of the Tennessee IFAiy, tries to make it easy for his subscribers these hs-d times. He advertises to take in payment for subscriptions to his paper, " East Ternessee bi"s worth twenty cents on a dollar, Shanghai chickens, hoop sk;-ts, boot-jacks, broom corn, baby -jumpers, fishing tackle, patent medicines, tuck'ng pigs, frozen cabbage, old clothes, Colt's revolvers, second hand tooth-brushes, ginger caes, parched corn, circus tickets, or any other article in a retail store." No Direct Mail West. Milwaukie is now but about ten hours' travel distant from this city, by the Detroit L Milwaukee line ; and yet our mails from that city are three days getting here their route being via. Chicago and Detroit ! An application to the Postmaster General was recently made to make the Detroit k Milwauk:: Railway line a mail route ; bnt this very reason able request has been refused by that Depait ment! Grand River Egle. The Fourth at Da Witt, De Wat, June SJ, 1SS. Ed. Lansing State Republican,: Dear Sir: At a meeting ot the citizens of our village held last evening, it was unanimously Rtiolred, That we celebrate the coming anr; ver sary of our National Independence. The following officers were chosen : Committee of Arrangements Robert G. Ma son, A. Calder. John W. Gardner, A. W. Tatt- ridge, and A. J. Bement. Comtnitli oh Toat$ E. G. Bement, G. W Topping, O. F. Strickland and S. Hoyt. orncKRS of the pat. William Utley, President, Sylvester Hoyt, Reader, Rev. A. Gore, Chaplain. Efforts are being made to procure the f ervices of an able speaker as Orator of the Day Full arrangements will be made to accommo date the assembly. Chancy Lott, Esq., of th. Cinton House, was requested by the meeting to prepare a dinner for the occasion. The meeting was well attended, and much interest was mani fested. The citizens of Lansing and M. Johns, and the surrounding country, are respectfully in vited to co-operate with us. The Secretary was instructed to request the St. Johus aed Larsing papers to publish notice of the action of the meeting. S. HOYT, 7.ir,.f.. E. (J. Bement, Secretary. Cart-flty on Plke'a IVak. Mr. Greeley of the N. Y. Tribune classifies as follows, his information, received by enquiries about affairs at Pike's Peak: 1. There it gold at Pike' Peak. 2. Very little has as yet lieen dug. S. A considerable though veiy inadequate amount of prospecting has been done up to the loth inst., which is the dateoi our latest ad vices. 4. A great deal more w ill soon lie done, as the snow only begins to be fa'rly melted out of the gorges ot the Kocky Mountains, where the" net mines or placer t must be tound, it anywhere . As yet this prospecting has not yielded enough to pay the board ot those employed in it. 6. i et a lew, who have had extra luck, would seem to have done pretty well, and some of them unless they lie outrageously are now making f 5 to per day to the hs-id. The hoard of a rug ged, hard working miner in that regeon ought to cost 1 2 per day. 7. It is not known to this hour that any exten sive placer ha been found, and nearly every miner is still prospecting for Ix-tter diggings. B. Hundreds of those who rushed madly ofl on a gold hunt across five hundred miles ot un inhabited, foodies country, iu February or March, have either died outright of starvation, or have suffered and been famished to the last lim'' of mortal endurance. A'l who have started ;n their tracks with but a few days' provision ..d scarcely any other resource but the clothes on their back have probably suffered, or will suffer everything short of death, and some of them will probably die. There is as much uncertainty aud distrust iu the Gold Region as here, and many who have leached Denver City or Auraria have turned back in disgust, which others would do if they could do it w ith bitfely. 10. Many who had gone part way have been discouraged by the reports ot thoe they met, and are heading towards the Slates agai'i. 11. There is no demand for latnir iu any pait of the alledi'ed Gold Regions and many are there id'e, w ho would gladly be h;n-d and set to woik. 12. It is not yet decided whether any consid erable amount of Gold can be mined with profit in the new Gold Kigion. Month more of pa tient and well directed labor may be required to settle that iint i:. As yet, less than ?1i,imi in all, has been received on this frontier, in Gold, the product of the Pike's Peak region. 1 t. It is highly desirable and proper that the capacity of the new Gold Region sliuuld bo tes ted and asceitaiued. Those who are rationally employed iu this work deserve well of the coun try. But there are people enough now in or near the new Gold lo-gioii for all icanonahle pur ofS far toi many for tlie amtiuiit of food that is or can soon be placed there. I f. It i not merely folly it is criminal mad ness to ru-h off to Tike's Peak Gold Hunting without ample provision in tho shape of food, clothing, blankets, mining implements, and money. He who goes without, rn-hr on a sui cide's fate. Iioiu thi I .f.nl Couuly ( ) lorn in h. 'a- ol Jealousy anil IrtMiril Miinlrr. A ca-e of fooli-h jealousy, coupled with a proposition to commit the dark crime of mur der, recently transpired in our iieiLdiboiing village of Crcstliiie. We had iulcmh-d to give the names- of the parties to this transaction, but at tin earnest solicit ation of one interested, we have concluded lo withhold projMT names. Some two years a-o, a man and his wife, with their little family, from an Eastern Slate, : t tl.il in Crestline. For the present we shall call the gentleman Mr. A . He was. and is passionately attached to his vvi.'e; hut his do mestic happine.-s has U-eii sadly marred by the frequent calls of a lawyer from Mansfield, who paid, as he thought, too many attentions ( f,j.i wife. The huliaud brooded in silence over the supjHised itieoitsf nicy of his Imkohi campauion. lie never intimated his suspicion to h r. or any one else, until tlie thought of despatching lus hated rival took possession of his l-rain. Cut the query wa how he could accomplish this ami escape detection. At last, as he supposed, he hit iiM.ri a pi in. II ? went to a brakeiu-iii on the P. F. W.atid ('. R. II.. with whom he was on terms of great intimacy , and to him Communicated hi suspicions', ami propu--d to give him one huudr-d and twenty live dollars in money, a irold watch, and a suit of tin clothes. a a con iih ratiou for killing tlie Man lield lawyer; or, as he cprcs-cd it. to make "buzzard's victual of him." The money ami watch were delivered; the Lraketiian nt..-d into the contract, apparently in go.Ml faith, but went that day and informed lie- I c.vy ei of all that had bapcucd. Matters rested for a few days. One evening, as the hii-hand was approaching his home, he beheld the lawyer leaving the hoii-e, and on entering .saw hi- wife hurriedly shut a bureau drawer, tin her alr-ence he examined the drawer; imagine hi surprise in discovering n large quantity of gold coin, which he siipscd had pnrchasl his wife's chastity, fie was al most frantic, but said nothing. Mill hoping iu hear of the lawyer's early decease, a- per ar ratiifcmeiit with the brakeman. On the next morning the lawyer and brakeman. by an nn del-standing with the wife, who wa o.til" in the whole affair. Called at the hoii- The wife m-eived them in her quiet, lady-like way ; the huslratid treated them with great ciddnVs and indifference, and Ix-gan to regard the brake man w ith suspicion of infidelity to his tru-L The wife quietly went to the bureau, took therefrom the lag of gold, and turning to her beshand. -aid : " Here is f TU which my attorney ha. after a great amount of labor, collected as my legacy from the administration of my unci, whom you did not know, and who di-d in New Jersey some eleven year ago. His kindly office, for which he ha retained a reasonable f-e. has af fected you with jealousy. I hope thi may teach you never to impute crime to others, un it ss you have U-ttcr evidence th tn m re suspi cion of their guilt." The brakeman then arose and hand-! over the watch, saying : This is the pric f-t uon the lawy er's head, but alter an investierati- I cotieludul lie didn't need killing, and I h - ie - with return it to you. hoping you w!ll Leo me a w i-er and i tv r man. The reader may imagine the effect produced npon the jealous husband by U-ing rimultanc ooely convinced of his wife'-i fidelity and po -SiW-d of "S,7 1 ingohL Disastrous Gals. Last Thursday afternoon one of the severest gales we have ever experi enced, commenced, and daring the etorm the schooner Union came ashore near the old chan nel at the ntouth of Black Lake, and the schooner Commencement came ashore high and dry close by the north pier, having just missed the en trance. The schooner Euphemia capsized out aide, and lost si hands but one. At Kalamazoo river tha schooner Crvtader came ashore. Holland Register, 3y?A. Arrival of the WaahlngtAW the Klrat Bat tle atatea to o. St Johns, June 4. The screw steamship Citv of Wahington, fro ai Liverpool, on Wednesday, 25th May, via. (jueenstown, 2'th, passed Cape Race at nine o'clock Thursday evening, en route to N'ew York. Her news was ob iued by the news vaeht of the a-sociated press, but could not be for warded until to-day, ow ng to the non-working ot the line. It is of the highest importance. The roval m?:l steamship Africa arrived at Liverpool ou the 23d. War. The first battle was fought at 11 out e- bcllo. The first battle took place on the 21st. The French accounts say that the Austrians, 15,t.HX strong, under Gen. Stadeou, attacked the advanced hosts of Marshal Haragaav do Hil- hers, a'id were driver by Gen. Morris' division, after a fierce battle of four hours duration. Tho allies, including some Piedmontese caval ry, carried MontcbeVo, but did not pursue the Austrians. The loss of the latter, as stated bv the Ficueh, was 5V t 2XH, and that ot the French at 3o to 7tn, of whom many were otticers. Two hundred Austrians, including a Colonel, were taken prisoners. The Austrian account simply states that Gen. Stadeon pushed forwaid a reconnoisance by- forced marches toward Tiglio and MoutcUllo, but after a hot tight with a French force of superior strength, retreated lichind the Po in perfect order. The actual strength of the French is not stated. Report say they numbered front 60m to 7om. besides a regiment of Sardinian cav- p'rv. A Sardinian bulletin also announces that the extreme of the Sardinian army, under Geu. Ccal- dini, forced a passage over the Sesia, p itting tin Austrians to fight. tHher trilling engagements are reported (ion. (itt-abaldi had entered tiavu with t.otM IIU., In oliject tteing revolutionary. Prince Xaooleou and a sum". French ton e had arrived at Leghorn. It was itmiored that C English men-of-war hal entered the Adriatic. I. a i vsi Ti'KN, May 21. General Cuylai has removed his head-quarters to Garlafco, aud lias cveiv w here ordered the people to give up their arni4 uuder ta'U of being shot for duoVdicm Gen. Garaba'di lias made more prisoners. A i.KssANnai a, Mav 21. The wounded at Monteladlo have been bi ought here. Marseilles, May 2ft. Snie Austrian piion ers have arrived here. Rkrm:, May 25. Revolutionary movements are remirted in liomhardv N'aim.IS. The Kile' of Naples was dea l, and Francis II had nsutned the rciim of govern incut. England and France were about t n nd r preventatives to Naples. Irian tl.OUa IVihtri. IMti4 lii! hlMrr k -Inn nf the lioon r Kutliriiila anil frlvr of lirr "- On Saturday. May 2Mb, the crew of tin Schooner Commencement, which was beached during the late gale, descried some floating wreck iu Ijike Michigan, otf Black Lake. One of them on going to the mast head, made it out to be a vessel, and thought be saw a man on it. At though the lake was still rough, the Commence monl's yawl was immediately manned and started out, us soon a she could lie got ready; Vi'ike and HoMina's fishing boat and the Swallow, of Mr. P. Boot, followed, which returning to shore took the vawl in tow. On reaching the w reck it proved to be the Schooner Euphetiiia, Captain t latisson, which left here loaded wttli Iuml Thursday morning. Only one man wss on her, beig the sole survivor of a crew of six persons. The sailor who was rescued was in a most pilia hie state, and could not have survived anothi night. He wa badly bruised, his limbs wen very much swollen, and he was nearly exhausted with cold and starvation. He was brought to Holland at once, and is now slowly recovering. He related to us the following particular: Capt. tlatissen brought the schooner, which he had but just purchased, from Detroit, having shipped his crew at that port. The persons on t Mil 1. 1 weie Capt. Frederick Cl.iusscu, Mate, Gtilliu, thruo tfpdorx and a iiw.l ; on a Swede, named John , another, also named John, and the rescued man, Peter Hainmitt. The cook tieloiigcd iu Detroit, aud his mother is a blind woman, depending upon her daughter for support. They loaded deep with luinlr, neatly all ou deck, and cleared from Black Lake at about '. o'clock, Thursday morning. It soon commenced blowing a gale for N. N'.W. Be tween :t and 4 P. M. the wind shifted to S. K. and K. AlMtut 11 P. M. they reefed their fails, and at 1 A. M. on Fiiday they got in M their canvas, and wore chip. At about 4 A. M. saw land. They had lost the center txiard chain ho that the center lour 1 was down to full depth fid they could riot get it up. AIoiit 5 A. M. the vessel capsized, and lay alxnit five minutes on her lieai u ends, when her masts broke away rid -iue alongside, and she went over liottotu up. When she first capsized, the crew hung to the weather hide, except the cook and another, who were washed ofl by the sea, but caught pieces of IuuiIht and floated off. As idie went over bottom up, the captain and Hmiiiiit caught in the fore rigging and held on, and the two re maining men got on tho keel. They did not stay long but caught pieces of liitnltcr and be saw them still floating for an hour or tnxr. lie thinks one f them was trill iu night m late :s 1 o'clock P. M. T!ie iiih''i boom tell on Captain Clausseti's thigh and h it arm, and injured him Very much, perhap breaking bin thigh, though he could not tell. Hainmitt got him out as well as he Could, a'id lashed him fast. He died at Hammitt's side, altout three bonis after iceeiving the injuries Some lime alter he was dead, the main-mast was thrown around by the pea and crushed him, and not long alter, the lashings gave way, and his body washed away. At night they were near shore. A bla k boat, with three men in it, came to the wreck, and commenced plundering it, tak.ug off the main sail and some ropes. H. Ix'gged them to take him ofl, but they rowed away a'id leli him with, out replying. Saturday morning a boat, he thinks the same, caim' to lo r again. He siys the wreck was near a dwk or pier, and they ngain commenced plun dering, and again left him to perish. The wn-ck drifted ofl, and at atxtit I't A. M. he was rescued as first staled, having Imh-ii exposed to the pea and storm, without food, about thirty hours. We can hardly believe there are leings i human form who could refuse to rescue a fellow fx-irig from death, and hojM! it wi't prove other, wise. Hut if this is true, and the villain are found, their case ought to be sutrfnarily tried iu Judg.j Lynch's court. K ni;i.v Fkksciiv. - Th Paris com H,nd. nt of the New York Tm write- : 'Th" oth r day a soldier, with a kuipsai k n os l'k. juni-d into tin- Seine from one of the Pari- liridges to drown him If. He wai r-s-cut-.l in time to pre.-erve his life, but he wa brought out on the q-iav in the rnid-t of an un sympalhizitig crowd, who naturally -upjio-d he had attempted suit ide to -tM- the lills of the Austrian-, t'uite anenthu-i x-tii wa- creatiil in hi- favor, however, when it wa found that just the contrary was the truth. II- had at tempted Filicide tM-can-w' hi- regiment had gone to the war and b ft him U hind to form, with a few other-, the depot fr recruit-. When re stored, the jM.r ft 1 low went away crying to hi-barrack-, but promising not to renew his at tempt. Another soldier in the country actually committed suicide U-cau-? hi- regiment l-tt without him ; and a story is told of a Ikiv at 1 ne of the I'aris academi-. who -sajd twice bv a most d mgerou- flight over the roof of houses, in order to go to the war. "A whole reginv-nt f the Imperial Guard h ft Pari- with a U-pntof violet-of Parma stuck in th" muzzle of each gun, the officers: carrying in their hands huge boqaet- of the same the gift of the ladie- of the n-i- h'or hood." Drow.ed. We it informed by Mr. P. D. Johnson, who has just returned from Pike's Peak, that a Mr. Meyers was drowned by falling from a boat into the river. He had a ticket from Mar sha fl to St. Joseph. We are requested to make this fact known that bis friends or relations, if be has any in this locality, may be informed of the fact. It is probable he was a resident of some one of the countie north of ti.-Jfartkll Ex- I founder. St. Paul's Chckch. At a meetbe of the Vestry of the St. TauTs Church, City of LAnsing, neia on the nrst day of Jane 1S59, the following Preamble and Uesolutions were unani mously adopted : H7.r rcu, St. Paul's Church of this Parish. having been fully completed and furnished, wu oa Sunday last cousecrated to the Worship of Gid according to the rites and ceremonies at the Protestant Episcopal Church, we the Wardens and Vcstrymeu of said Parish d.vtu it our duty and privilege to acknowledge, in some formal maimer, the many facilities and aids famished us in the prosecution of the work jut romple- ted ; do therefore R suit e, That the thanks ot the Wardens and Vestry are hereby most gratefully tendered to all tho friends of the Church at home anj abroad, by whose timely and liberal aid we have been enabled to build the first Episcopal Church erected iu this Citv or Count v. Reared, That the cpecial acknowledgment ol this Vestiy are due to Ir. E. Price, under whose superintendence th Church has been erected and furnished to his zeal and unremit ted exertions in securing the means, and to his admirable economy, g'kd judgment aud taste in their exjH'tiditure, we are chiefly indebted for the successful and early completion of the work. Rttolvd, That in view of the circumstances, and desiring tit testify, in some way. our crati. tude for the services rendered us by Ir. Trice it is hereby ordered, that. In-fore the disposal of the Tews in this Church, 'uch Tew as may le selected by him, for that purpose, shall lie re served from sale or u tit, for theaole use of him Self and family free from all rent and charge whatever. AV..,r., That the cordial thanks ot the Ves try of St. Taul's Church, a-e due, and the same are hereby respectfully tendered Mrs. James G Kuiiiscv, for tlie very appropriate donation lo the Church of a beautiful Bible and Tmver Book for the ue of said Church. ,',.,' iv., That the th ink of this Vestry In' and they are hereby ten.!, red to Mr. II. C. Guent and other friend-, for tin it kindness in furnish ing the urn-icon the occasion of the conecrtioii of the ('hutch. Rfs-tlrrJ, That the foregoing Preamble and Resolutions be published iu the Michigan Sute .lonrmtl and Ltnsiiig State A'-y.?.,(,ia J. M.cKiswoin, nrj n JtMKSG. Ul MSKV, Cirri. Muvmivr is Covi mohation or th k Ratti k I.vkK Krif. Some time ago we noticed that Tom Jones, the Ohio Sculptor, had received a commission from the Battle of Ikc Eiie Monu ment Association, lo design a monument to Ik placed ou Gibrnltar li n k in Tut-in Bay. In ac cordance with the commission, Mr. Jones went to work, and ha produced a design which, for tit nes to the subject, inasteilv proportions, and originality of conception, vies with the great Trajan column at Rome, being, at the same tune, entiiely distinct. Tlie lae i about thirty feet Hquire, from which ries a square block, lmvin the entrance to the column aud suppoiting a panel on which will bo cut iu has relief that iiiiwi glorious event in the history of Telry, when he quitted the di-iuautlcd Lawrence, and with the battle llag iimii bis shoulders, passed in a small boat through the raking fire ot the enemy to another ship. The next important feature of the uionumct.l will be the broadside of a man-of-war, with it Krt-holes and cannon piotroding; and altovc this will i iso in majestic proHii lions the lelty column, representing tho sturdj mast of a vefitel, the top surrounded with sea shells, nmong which, a iu water, is placed the cap of the monument, formed with the prows of four noble chips ot the line. This wi'I lie the striking feature of the monument the Is. 1. 1 proas, with their cut ter and figure-head, making the corner" ol a initerly Corinthian capital. From the cciitei U the capital will rise the erown, a ship's capstai', wot k-d out to the hfe, and upon the whole stands a statue of the noble Terrv, fifteen teit Ingh. The Miiall iilan l on which the monument wiM be pined is three hundred feet l.road, and twelve hundred feet long, tdiapcd like a coffin, ami at equal distance front the sides and upper end is the highest point, rising forty feet a!ovc the water ndid rock. The monument will be one bundled and sivty feet high, which, wdh the forty of the island, gives an altitude of two hundred feel. 1'olnmbiu (U.) State Journal. A Bt st op Sntor Slwakm. Mr. Bigelow, of the New Yoik Evening i'ot, writes from Koine: "Ives has just finished an admirable bunt of Senator Seward, who has never lieen put iu mvibh; to hik Ii n advantage before. It lia Itecn ordered for the State Library in Albany, and I one with which be may be. content to go down to posterity, fur it gives the classic type of lhfSeiiator which is true for all time, rather than one of those ur trait which can be correct only for the few years the subject lias the same length of hair and number of wrinkles that he huppciicsl to have when it was taken. It re mind one ot the famous Young Augustus in the Vatican, which never ceased to bear alaaic likene-s at any subsequent eriod of his life." From the Constellation Ail riitnrt a of a Mnrnlnt; io n. A lady was anxious, to make, her liiLsLand a present ou the cccaion of his tirtMay ; and as it liaj fciiol to fall in winter, and si that time in ti very ncvcrc winter, nhc thought a comfortable morning gown Would I a Use ful nctiisitioii to hi domestic com forts. Ho hhe went to a tdjcp and purchas ed a fine Persian pattern merino and well wad led morning gown. She had forgotten tho exact height of her husband, tut to mako mrc f its usefulness i-Lo thought best t r.tirchrtsyj .fre rather too long than too f-hort. The day wan rather wet ; her husband returned in tho afternoon frvm his office, an4 f-lm presented hint with this new article of comfort ; and he fancied it a great comfort after he had put off his wet clothes. J Jut it wa too long about ten inches too long " I Hi, never mind, my dear," raid the affectionate wife ; " I can easily t-horten it to m'tt yon " They had a party in the evening ; they were very mer ry. After they had gone to led, tho wind was making meh a noise, and the rain ho da-hing against tho wir.dow, that the lady could not leep ; her husband however, lept Piundly. .he arose without distur bing him took the morning gown, and commenced her work, out off about the length of ten inches, to make it suit her hu-band'rt stature and then went to bed again. .She had to rise early neit mf-ruing. The husband slept well, which is frequently the case after a merry evening party. Scarce ly had the good lady left the rwm wLen sifter a good ctUurcd, elderly lady, who lived with them fctole into the room, upon tip-toe, in order not to disturb her brother-in-law, and took the morning g7wn. Has tening to her room, che cut off ten incbe. as the knew on the previous Dight that it was too long for him. An hour after, the master awoke, and was now anxious to wr prise his affectionate wife. He rang the bell ; the servant came up and asked hia pleasure ; upon which he requested her to wrap up the morning-gown, and carry it to his tailor, to make it fchort by ten inches Scarcely was the morning gown returned from the tailor, when the good wife etepped in. The husband had just risen, and pur posed now to surprise Lis wife and enjoy h comfort. Hut bow surprised was better half to see her husband in a fine Persian pattern merino shooting jacket, instead cf a comfortable morning gown.