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L.IKSING STATE RP UBUCAN
Tl'ESUAY MOIl.C, AIUIST . IMS.
Gained anal Loal.
Map studies of the continent of Europe must
Im reviewed, litre is Lorubardy, abont the size
of Mapnaehusett, on the map, with a population
about equal 10 Petinsylvanij, taken off from
Austria and given to Piedmont. Cremona, with
ita fiddle; Milan, with in opera and galleries of
art; Como, with it scener y ; Lodi, Del I in zona.
Breccia and Sondrio, cities of note, have parsed
from the iron Catholic predominance of Austria,
to the light of freedom of opinion and entire
toleration. So much has been gained at all
events, by a change of owners, over that spot of
Europe lying between the Adige and Tieino,
and between Switzerland and tlio Alps on the
North, and I'arma and the Po on the South. It
in the gaiden of Italy, in all products except the
Krape.
Aside from religious freedom, LomharJy gain
freedom of the press, hitherto muzJed, and ex
emption from the hated presence of a Handing
army demonstrative of despotism. Victor
Emanuel thus double! his dominion, in extent
and value.
France gains glory the renown of arm, and
resume her pi. ice an the leading continental
power.
Austria loses Lomhardy, but keeps her foot
upon the nec k of Italy, by becoming a member
of the confederation. She draws in a iluk, 1:1..
a tortoise in it shell, but with the marshy I'o
and the Tyroleae mountain, she is impregnable
The King of Naples gain a place in the eon
federation.
The Iuchea of I'arma may come back, and
the work of cheese-making may go on.
Hungary lose an opportunity to strike for
freedom.
Rome, Venice an 1 Naples, as represented by
the revolutionary spirit, mint remain quiet, and
defer again, a they have often fa-fure deferred,
hopes of a future of renown and freedom.
This war wa waged to stimulate French ejrt
dr rorj'HOt aimulate to the Emperor the love
and enthusiasm of the army and the people, and
to strengthen his hands. It has probably at
tained tltee purposes, but t a col of an hun
dred thousand lives, aud uncountable millions of
money. ISut 00 far from the freedom of Italy,
or its enfranchisement from the Church of Rome,
the Pope absolutely sits stronger upon her
shoulders to-day, a4 the presiding oflioor over
the councils of Italy, than before.
It is not wonderful that the precipitate peace
concluded by Louis Nartoleon, should have occa
sioned bitterness among the Allies and the
French people. With the latter, a military gala,
to be opened by the tiiumphal entry of the Em
peror into Paris, will make the thing all right ;
but Garahaldi, Ma.ini, Kossuth, the Hungari
ans, Sardinians and Italians w ill grumble. Hut
what cares Louis Napoleon ?
Stati Roans os Lake Scpkrior. Convers
ing with several of the Commissioners on the
different Upper Penirsular roads, we find that
they concur in the opinion that it will be useless
to cut tho tracks of these roads, where they
lead through the uninhabited forests, wider than
about six or eight feet. Their principal uie for
years will be to drive in cattle, and for egress
and ingress on horseback. The flies and mos
' quitos will render these lines of road ktmo.it !
practicable ia summer, and in winter, when the
snow falls to the depth of three or four feet, a
four or six rod road would be kept constantly
drifted lull, while a sis or eight feet bridle and
rattle way would le protected by the interlocked
branches overhead.
A narrow bridle-path, such as is mentioned,
could be constructed by means within the terms
of the grant, while an attempt to build such a
road as is contemplated by the act, would be
abortive for want of means, at least at the pros
cnt time.
The State road from Houghton village, by the
way of L'Ancc Bay to tho State line of Wiscon
in, leads for eighty-five miles through the howl
Ing wilderness, without a settler or a clearing,
and on this line the inhabitants at the termini
agree with the Commissioners, that a six-foot
track is all-sufficient.
CoSOalGATIOSAL CllCRtil I Jackson. A
new and splendid Congregational Church cdifi
is to be built at Jackson, of which the Jackson
Patriot gives the following particulars: Mr.
James Marniek, of Ftica, was the successful bid
Hr, an'l nwtdreil -... Tho Igtl of
the building Is drafted by II. N. White, architect,
of Utica. Its dimensions are as follows : Entire
edifice, 1S2 by f2 feet; main building, 88 by 53 ;
main tower, feet high ; height of wall, 3
feet, to be constructed of brick. Workmen are
now laying the foundation. The walls are to be
completed and the building enclosed by the lMh
day of November next, and is to be completed
entire on the 1st of October, IS fie). The entire
cost of the edifice, when completed, is estimated
at $2 1,000. The site selected is on the north
west corner of Jackson and Main streets ; the
building fronting south, upon the square oppo
site the old church building. It will undoubted
ly be the finest church edifice outside of Detroit.
Jackson is fast becoming a beautiful citv. It has
probably the best hotel edifice out of Petroit, in
the State of Michigan, and, in that respect,
throws most places into the shade.
Dimocbact is Spasms. The Washington
States has the following, which, if a true type of
its feelings, must be in an awful condition :
A sentiment is beginuing to develop itself in
the Slavcholding States, which, if we mistake not
the signs of the time, will soon be heard in
Washington, demanding of Howell Cobb, John
B. Floyd, Jacob Thompson and Joseph Holt, an
answer, whether they are prepared to surrender
tne purse, the sword, and the navy to Sewardism,
in case of its consolidation, on the 4th of March,
181."
Can't Douglas avert so great and imminent an
eril?
Bcrgiart is Oaklasp. TheTontiac G-uette
ays : " We learn that the house of Mr. Liberty
Irish, of Grovcland, was entered about 1 2 o'clock
on uie nigni 01 me l.tn, and an attempt was
made upon the life of Mrs. Irish while asleep i
her room. A severe wound was inflicted upon
the head and arm of Mrs, I., !t a sharp instru
ment in the hands of a female."
Saw-mill bcrsed ix Nswatgo. The Newav
go Kepubliean says that the saw-mill belonging
to Mr. Borden, in the township of Croton, was
entirely destroyed by fire one day last week.
The Wow is a severe one upon Mr. Borden,
whose means was principally invested in the
milL About 30 thousand feet of lumber was
lo consumed. Loss estimated at about 1 3,000.
AcciDirr at Hollt. By the Free Ve we
learn that Henry Goodrich, of Holly, was acci
dently shot, on Wednesday morning, by a Mr.
Clark. The young men were out hunting, and
were loading their guns at the time of the acci-
wea. uooarlcn was instantlv kiH.nL
UranU lUlM avnJ firaml IIa-
The aiyBuildinj7$ridy--tke uo:.i Ji
F latter-lied r.agie y-iawr-xu
ity Grand Haven the Great Lrtak-vaUr
7. d M. linidra; Station f'roj.t, dr.
Death Bruin.
i.f,f the Co-mum Council of
ivniuii uviuuvi""" - - .
fainsine. having expressed a desire to witness ;
the working of the law and ordinances relating to
radin" ad street improvements in the si.-ter
city of the Grand River Valley, on Thursday af
ternoon His Honor II. H. Smith, Mayor, and
Aldermen Purr and Pinckney, left for the Rapids,
accompanied ty the editorial we" of the .
j.uUica, to see to it that they conducted them
selves a.s becomes the credit and good name of
the virgin corporation.
After a pleasant tide to St. Johns, and a quiet
evening, passed in sauntering a'-out that young
citv, the "excursion train" took up our party at
10 o'clock, and landed us at Grand Rapid, at
1 A. M.
An early look-out next morning !iow c 1 us the
City of Grand Rtpids, to three ot our party f..r
the first time. The out look fioin the National
Hotel is not themo-t favorable point of .'-vrva-tion.
The street is omewh.it narrow, and the
buildings, especially upon the end of the hill, old
and diminutive. Compensation f r this dtfect i
made bv several fine brick blot!. below oil either
side.
Xf. .,-. -tiHCt is t.avcd with bouMciv, anil has
wide plank fide-walks. The carriageway is about
fifty feet in wMth.-
The principal thoroughfare and b-i.-ines street
is Canal, which is now undergoing the process of
excavation, preparatory to being filled up with
sand, to receive the paving. There are some
thirty brick Mores going up in diU'ercM paits of
.1.. .:.r 1 ,..., .f .1.. i.o--es,inotigh
not a very large number for the s-ie ol the
place.
Hu-iners is fair, but pal takes of the dullness
which is prevalent at this sea -on of the year.
The wool clip ha been l ire; j.ml the wheat
crop, now ht -ginning to be offered in inai ket, was
neer better nor more abundant.
It will be recollected that a haml-onie poitioii
of Grand Rapid lie on the wtl ride of the
River. This fact ha occasioned the building of
three noble bridges, the property of three seve
ral companies, at convenient points, making the
access from hide to i-ti; cay. These bridges
have cost from .i.',HMi to six ,-, and all of
them pay a fair and increasing intcrc-t.
!v the politeness of Mr. Avciy, Mr. Foote
and A11101 Rail. bun, the party vi-iN d the 'Hd
Mill" plaster-U-d, on the e:i-t ri i- I" the river,
aliout three mile from the cily. This is the
bed longe-t worked, and ot l.tte years known as
Morgan and Avery's planter bed, now wmked by
Saiell Wood and A. Tl onip-on. 1 has ;i mi'l
with two run of rtone, for toiu !in plaster, and
the simplest and best puiupiii' apparatus imagin
able. The former owners had cpen-l"d three
thousand dollar in pun p experiment , but could
find nothing reliable to keep the bed clear of
water. An old I aliforina miner cmne along one
day, and ctt'ercd for fifty dollai to put in a -er
vieeable pump. He made a lotcr l.o of hoard:,
nailed some blocks upon h strap, cle- afor f.odiion,
run his strap over a pulley on the I of a ver
tical shaft or tumbling-rod connected with the
mill-gearing, and in a couple of divs had if at
work, fully answering the pnrpo-'e.
At this place we saw not onlv the mode of
blasting, quirrying, breaking up and grinding
plaster, but alo it effects upon the r-n. l'pon
the tract of land connected with this phi-ter-bed
is sixty acres of corn, upon which has been sown
sixteen tons of plaster, or nearly five hundred
pound to the acre. The result of this liberal
Ij1;ci!oii ( plaster H, that while other corn
fields, near by, were curled up by drvne, this
field was rank, dark green, Mron?, healthy, and
well set with tars. A handsomer or more uni
form field of corn cat.not be found. Retntnin'r
to the city we took across the river, and down
the wet bank to the "Ea-Ie Mills" t.I it.T-hed.
which i a very different Htfair from that above
mentioned. It is a more recent woik than the
other, and a much heavier investment, though
hardly a profitable. Everything about it i kept
in the neatest condition, and much attention is
evidently paid to neatness.
It is at thi plaster-bed where the large build
ing slab are sawed out, a -pile of which, snlli
cient to finish a large house, now lie ready in the
yard. These slab were designed f jr a house in
Kenosha, but for some reason were not u-cd.
They are two and a half inches thick, three feet
and a half long by tight en inches in width.
Several store-front on Canal street, of this mate
rial, are to be seen.
In contrast to the "Old Mill' bed the " Eagle"'
-. -II .... K Bitii..el. 1 ne ile-cel,l opctts
with three stately and pond.-roiis arches, hand
somely cut from the planter rock, and su-tained
bv Jt'ltilie jiillns. worked faii the solid "vn-
sattn. Entering, I ml. m in hind, von are struck
by a column of icy air, t vmiug IVoni the b.wtl.
of the earth. The darkness was intensified bv a
thick sulpheroiis smoke, ari-ing from blast which
had just been let off in the mine, and which
roared through the great cavern. like the echo
of Hendick Hudson's bowls, aimm? the height3
of the Kaat-skills.
The extent of the excavation is two hundred
feet by two hundred and fifty ; the height is
about fifteen feet ; and the roof overhead is hor
izontal and even, sustained at proper intervals
by gypsum columns, and occasionally by mon
strous oak support. Sixty feet of rock and
earth is left overhead for support. The supply
of plaster-rock is apparently inexhaustible.
There is a mill connected with this bed called
the "Ealo Mill," which is a neat and splendid
affair, said to have cost $,;,( hm It is driven
by an hundred horse pow er engine, propelled by
three five foot boilets, both highly finished, and
has attached to it all the necessary machinery
for preparing plaster in all forms, both for agri
culture and the arts.
The farmers of Michigan hat c an inestimable
blessing in these plaster-beds, which they should
not be slow to avail themselves of: but it is
strange to observe that the farmers of Kent, in
the vicinity of the beds, where the article onlv
costs them 3 per ton and the transportation,
nothing out of pocket, make but little use of this
great fertilizer. So pervtre is human nature.
There are three other smaller plaster-works, with
mills, immediately below the "Easle Mills."
While upon thi subject, it may not be amiss
to make a suggestion to the farmers of Iii 'hatn
aud other ncighloring counties, who arc going
to Grand Rapids for plaster and we do this
upon the authority of the manufacturers. Par
rels cot as much a plaster, and that form is tie
most expensive of all. Seamless to bubel
grain bags form the nioit convenient atd cheap
est mode of handling. These bags, used w ith
ordinary care, will bear filling and emptying
twenty times without injury, and without render
ing them useless for other purposes. Puv bacs
for your ground plaster hereafter. I
The attentions of very many of the promin
ent citizen of Grand Rapids to our little partv.
wete so kind and so numerous, that it would be :
haM to tell where to begin or end, hou 1 we
undertake to particularize.
After a good dinner, Mr. Yale, the T. M., Mr.
Arery aud other gentlemen called and invited
the party to take the S p. m. train, and visit the
J mouth of the river. The conntrv after loivin -
tho vicinity of the Kapida, is new and for the
most part rough and uaiaierc-iting, though capa
ble of high cultivation. The sudor., are ad yet
new. Nunici, which is about Line inllcs from
the mouth, i just taking a start. It is ia the
hemlock wool-, and has a few house?, and a
steam saw nu.l. v iator rennoyer s una is mar
thi place
As the lake L- approached th- ground becomes
very nur-hy, and there are many bayous and lai
goor.s, interspersed with marshes. Mill Point,
which is a very new place of some pretentions
and siz lies about a mile from Lake Michigan.
The Detroit and Milwaukee Railroad Co. have
a noble station, built above piers in the Grand
River, opposite the wharf fi on t of Grand Ha
ven, and f oine thirty rods distant. The comma"
r.ieatioii is formed by a feny which plies usually
and con-tant!y, but at the time of our vi it, it
wa laid up for repairs, and our investigations d
the Grand Haven itself, were confined to ga.in'
at it, acro.-s the river. It seem a thrivis. vil
lage of some thousand inhabitants. It has
four warehouse, and a large steam saw-mill, be
longing to the Me--rs. Ferry A Sons, which
his the reputation of having nude more money
than any mill in the State.
Far and ie ar, a far as sight eti hJs, up and
down the Lake s:oro, and back into the interior,
Grand Haven i o,::e continuous pile of shil tin
sal d-duiics, Iring as the wind left them, but li 1
able to shift with the net. All tluse masses ot
sand, have been cast up f;om from time to time,
from the hollow of toe l.au-. winch lnie a sea
sick pas-enger, take advantage of every storm,
th throw up its overload. We much t i joyed a
tine supper of ficsli white-fish, not au hour
caught, which wei ' n with much relish, and
! sooner swallowed than the whi.-ile of the
"Tug" informed us that our attentive fi lends
had a hew treat for ih to visit the " break
water" now building at the mouth of the river,
and to take a breath of th evening Iike btcee,
after our hot mid du.-ty tide.
Going on hoard, we f.iun.l his honor Judge
Littleji.hu, then lioldiic' a term of the Court in
Ottowa, with a number of gentlemen of the bar,
among whom were Church, EggV.-fon, Hoard
man of Grand Rapids, Scott, of Ionia, Clerk of
the county. A.e. C. Trowbridge, Esq , T reas
urer of the company was also of the party, look
ir -; as young', and certainly as active as when we
fust saw him, twenty-two years ago.
This same break-water, is a great woik. Its
d sign is to prevent the tilling in ol the bar,
across the channel, and to make a Ice for vessels
and steamers. It runs from the south bank of
the the,, in a direction 11. w. info the Lake, and
is to he :;,n to f.-ct in length. It is w h it is nii
ally called a "crib dock" with piling. The pile
are s. r, driven until they are broomi-d up, ;1nd
Ci t oil' at a nit-form height, by a horizontal cir
cular saw. r.rn-h H then put in between the
double 1 aids of piles, and sent down by piling
on stot.e-:. AH this forms a tight breakwater.
A good fre-'i run inti the Like, brought us in
sight of the
Milwaukee.
Returning,
-take-', nets,
tiheruien. 1
niii" -t.-i'ner Cleveland from
oi.r attention w.c' called to the
-vhooticrs an. I boat of the Lake
liv live in lints on the s-md, and
their fishing last year, " netted ' -is,, ..on.
Our attention and that of Mr. Trow bridge was
draw 1 to the clu!ii-ev gambols i.f young I!i nin,
who was chained to a post, rear a l.-hing ott.ge.
Mr. Trowbridge n marked that he had often tried
to buy him, but had failed to negotiate Petroit
and Milwaukee stoek for hint peihapJ becau-e
the Wall tre. t n la've of Renin had lm"ed it
too hard.
Port Sheldon, rife with ;peeii! itivc 1 i iiiiiii -vii-ces
ami association, with the w'il I seencs of 1 v:r,
-7 lies some doen link's south .f tlie mouth of
the Grand River. ll re it was that ceil " luad
wags" from Phil idelphi a, with more ni..nev than
forcthough", erected a magnificent hotel, impor
ted a keeper and servants, s'oeked it with win.-s,
liquor and nil importaVe luxuries, till ft st cc'!:rJ
and garrets groaned with the weight, built ua'e.
houses, stores, dwellings and hams, ntl " fared
sumptuously every day," until the evil limes
come on, when eai h grahhe I what he cuild fnd
" vamosed."
The place is a solitary ruin no.. Thefot
prowls about the door yards, . onl hoot ': in the
chamber, and the building slowly crumble.
Look upon Pott Sheldon to-day, and vou s,.e a
npcnnd realization of the madness of that era
which among the settler; of the we f, i I nown
a the land fever of 1 .1..
All the route from Lan-mg to Ken
presented : unifici:i ' i. -w of crops
m I hack,
ahsohif.lv
ilrriitg np.
One of those t pio l-'S oei un ed on T!
of a painful nature, which arise upon ,
siotis, casting gloom tor the lone 10 cr tin
of all witnesses. O.i tlie n turn of th.
sdav.
heart.
excur
sion train on Thursday, it collided with gravi 1
train between Huston and Ionia, on a curve. A
fireman n.. tiled Sidney lev. in, a citv.i n i f Petroit,
sei ing the collision inevitable, jumped to ave
his l.t'e, but -tru.-k .1 fence fail with hi chest,
and soon died.
The P. , M. R. V, ',. have n.. ..hnon rea
dy for !.i, two splendid steamer building in
Ruff do to he ciile I respectively tlie " Petroit,''
and "Milwaukee," to be ready for the line by
August Uth. They are to be of the largest
clas, and of the f;r-t rank in l.gi'ice of finish,
furtiitured and equipped. So far a we have
learned, the following are to be the ol'ieers, re
spectively :
Sf,i.,,tr hr,.;t Captain McPiide; First Of
ficer, not appointed ; Second Officer, Mark Mor
rison ; First Engineer, John Stark; Second En
gineer, not appointed: Steward, W. J. Fowler;
Clerk, John Muir.
",'. i'iit Jfi'r,ti!.f Captain. M. S. Cross;
First officer, Wm. Kyn.ston; Second Officer,
not appointed ; First Engineer, Thorn is Fitpat
rick. Second Engineer, Ni -kolas Napier; Steward,
P. C. Wilcox ; Clerk, Henry Pradt'ord.
When these boats nre on the route, a trip
from Lansing to Milwaukie, will he an unal'ovcd
pleasure.
CiKI. Pr.O'.VNEP AT PoMIAC. The ViZ'tt'tA
Saturday says: " Vcsterd.y forenoon about 11
o'clock a little girl about twelve yeats of age,
daughter of Mr. Hutching, a workman in An
drews Foundry, wa-- found in the River just be
iow the bridge on East Tike ?'r. rf, devl. She
v i" o-er to tlie furnice in the morning just
before school time, to sie l.erfither about going
to Petroit i'ti tl.e excursion trVt but it In it g
decided that she hadn't better go, .-he started fr
sch'vl, and w.u l.i-t seen al-out .' "VU!; on the
bridge. She probably -topped on the bridge to
look down into the water, and as there are no
railings on the side, the structure being yet un
finished, she doubtless lost her ha'acce and fell
into the river, and no one happening to l e near
at the time she died alone, her struggle and
cries reaching no human eve or ear."
Wovan WntrriNa. The Cassapo'.." Ih-,,.-rvt
state that a girl, aged about seventeen or eigh
teen years, who l a lived with a family named
Reese, in Adatnsviile, during the past three
tned :
iree
years, and in that time ha been treated more
like a do;r than a hum in being: h.ivm- he. n de- '
cied the commonest comfort and riecesarie of,
nfe, and often receiving the most severe whip- j
pings, the lat one l?irg administered a few days j
since, by the man Reese, from the effects of ,
which she now lie in a criticil condition.
For the republican.
The Honey . Coittltmtil.
From some cause, the bees, in some localities, !
have not swarracd so well this season as usual,
neither have tney stored up so targe an amount ;
of earlv honev a apiarians had expected ;
thev would. i
Probably the same cause operate i to bring
about the same results.
It is well known that when there is a scarcity
of honey in the fields, the bees refuse to swarm,
they prefer to remain by their old, well stored
Lives, rather than start out to seek a new home
when there is a fair prospect that there w ill be a
dearth of honey.
If, when they are ready to swarm, the field
present to them an abundai.ee of fuod, and the
state i f the weather i propl:iou, the colonies
nnv expected to east their swarms'. Rut, if.
when the bee have ma le every prepiration for
swarming, are clustering upon the outside of the
hive, and apparently ready to take their tiight,
a storm of rain, or wind cuues up, or the weath-
r suddenly becomes cold, they w ill he more
likely to enter their old hive ami go to work,
than to start off for a new home.
It is sometimes the case, when the weather is
very warm, and the hive nre very f;!l, the
bee will hang out upon the hives for several
davs without any intention of swarming. The
apiarian keeps watching, for the bee, to swarm,
but after a time they enter their hives, go to
woik and refus.,' to swarm.
The frost 3 that occurred this sea.-on, in June
and July, probably injured the blossom so ma
terially, that the bee could gather but little hon
ey from them, hem e, they have thus far co'.Iee-
te 1 but a very limited quantity, and in conse
quence ot this same pc.ocity of honey, the bees
have refused to swarm.
In some apiaries, where th? hive are small,
and overstocked, the bees have been obliged to
swarm, but where the hive are large, and not
overstocked, they have not generallv swarmed.
Lithe use of the Moveable Comb Hive, we
may, if we wish, swarm the bees artificially, and
not permit them to swarm naturally.
If we swarm them artificially, we arc not
obliged to spend our time in watching them, ex
pecting them to swarm, and finally disappointed,
but we may go at the proper time, and divide
each colony, thus doubling our stock. Some of
the colony, when they become strong, may be
again divided, and if all of them can be so trea
ted, with safety to their future welfaie, the
ht'x k may be trebled in one season.
Eaily in July, I visited an apiaiy that in tho
spring consisted of thirty colonic, in box hive.
In May they were all ttan-f. tied into the Mo
veable Hives; aft.-r they had become Fettled in
their new hivc-, each colony na divided, thus
making a stock of rixty colonies. In July I was
present while the apiarian w.?s examining the
stock, I assisted him in again dividing some of
the colonies. We divided four in about three
hour".
I w a obliged to leave before all the colonies
had been examined, but I presume that by this
time stock, that in the spring conisied of thirty
swarm, in old box hive', now con-i-ts. of about
eighty strong colonies; all in new , atid ui.ifor m
Moveable Comb Hive. .1. II. (
I V I'lio V V M KNTJ AT MoNROE. If We le.d met
Rip Van Winkle in a new suit throughout, our
surprise could not have been greater than to
have Seen I he following item ill the Monroe
r...,..,,.-,-,-;... The !W hotel hu -moss i- tl,.-
greatest wonderment of all. We s! all be glad
to look at the Mt:eiont and independent "State
of Monroe' in fal e hair and teeth, iill penciled
evebrows and cannined check. The t '.,i-mfr-
e't'il say
' Vi less ih. hi t no t..rn hi Ick r tore- ai now in
process of election, -ome of which are to be
1 his of t.e te and convenience. We shall take
occasion to allude to them in detail hereafr r.
" We are, it seem-, to have a new hoti 1 to
stand on the s'te of the old Engine-hons.., nor th
of the Cotl't House, and to cost i,i ;i 11 1.
"A strong and we hope successful tffoit is
being made to put up a bl.u k of store on ilio
north side of Front street, pooi Sad
it's stoic
to Curtis' Meat mil kit. They will be erected
next sea-on, it not this. Saekett is intending to
build this season at any late.
" Mr. Royd is improving the appearance of the
Voting Ladies' Seminary very much by extensive
additions thereto. The principal building h.i
been raised another stoi v, and a he 1 vv cornice
put 1.11 if."
Mit. Col.i'AX IN MlNXfSO
'Jlmfx state that the Hon.
vi-it Mitiiiesota during the
and September, and address
i-'al subjects; and add--, " M
The St. Paul
. Colfax is an cnvi-
1.-M speak--!-, nud hi-i vi-it p
pro e of iue.il'-ulabie service t
Miiuics i w ill
the Republican
cause. He is a young man, but a ti u-man, and
in South Relld, Lid., where he resides, wl et e
he edits a paper when not engaged in Congres
sional duties, he i very highly esteemed. With
Trumhiol, Wil-nu, Rurlingime, Shuttz atid Colfax
as speakers ia the coming campaign in our State,
we hope sufficient light will be oa.-t upon the
principles if tho Republican party to induce tho
thousand who have Icon mi-led into the Pcmo
cratie camp to join our forces. Lot there be
thorough organization- in every school district,
and when the battle comes union will be the
stepping-stone to victory."
Tiiixi.s That Moruan ha to Po. " Morgan"
of the Grand Traverse II ri!-l announce no pa-j
per next week on account of the Tax Sale, an I j
sav : I
"Some of our more favored contemporaries returned from Virginia, and is quite ill. IF
may curl the lip and turn up the iMe at such j ,U.:,U! u, u.en ,,,,.1;,,: or s,.Veral month,
an excuse; but let them como up here, where , . ,
"iours" don't circulate-be Editor, Compositor. "'" 'n.pri.vement soon takes place, I,.
Pressman, and sometimes Pevil ; fold and mail ! retin ruet t from the Cabinet in.iv become in c. a
the paper, feed the cow, split wood, water the j s ary. In that event, it is xp.-cted that Charh-s
liens, and perform all the other duties pertaining 1 j. Kaulkfi. r, of Virginia, will beappoit.te.l to the
to a uia:i tu i.tnr.iv, nwi ii ine curl wm turn oi
lip and nose are not reversed, we are no jt lg.
of the character and habit r.f Printer and Ed
itor in general."
A'l that is nothing for the qui. ke-t crnpo-itor
in Michigan.
Pf.oWnin.; in St. Clair. The Post Huron
'r'tt has the following: " On the J.'.ih inst.,
as. Mr. Sidney R ill w i ondeivoring to cro
Rlnck Rlv. ;-r on a h g, a short distinoe below the
Gtand Trurik Railway bridge, a be approichcd
the south sliore the I g upon w hich he was cross,
ii:; struck a 1-ootu pole, atid jarred the log s,
that he L-t hi balar.ee and id! info the riv,r,
initiK-diately -inking iu a': out twenty ti ot of
water. He remained in the w.ir(r soiue three
quarters of an hour before his bmjy could I.
found, although every tfTort a made to resgue
him by the m. n on the opp"lte side of the riv. r
a soon a he fell. Mr. Rail was a:l Engli-h.nian,
sone 25 to ti vear of age."
Jatas Presents. The .V.i.'i..i' Er.t says
that the State Department has received two ;
large cases of presents from the Emperor of Ja- j
pan. The cases are filled with silk rotc, exhit- j
ing everv
The ew.-I
variety of Jipante manufacture. :
were sent bv Gen. Ca to the Patent !
OrHee. A letter of ttianks will te forwarded to j
the Emperor, to be presented by Mr. Ham'. A
letter from the Emperor accompanied the case,
It i. understood the Japanese Commissiorers will
arrive at an early dar.
AVool In Grand liaplila
The Eagle gives the following wool figures for
Kent. count v :
j
Ptu-e. Am":. ;
c f ' j
" !
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v. ' 1 :i '
; iVj
oC.-. i
I
:s :..:..o no
1
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It-. A
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...lv
. . IT.ooO
...I'M"'
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n - my ?m ar,
n..r,ii","j'1"'
K-D-U1I A Co.,
li. W. Waterman.. .
r .;'.
lie..!!
.10.0
. 000 i
14.aoe
The figuns for Lowell a::d Ada may be a little
too small, but they are a near as w e can get
them, lrom present miormaiioa. ti.i is eer-
taii.lv a vctv flattering report, considering the
shortness of the tinn since our fanner have
ma le wool-grow ing one of the prominent inter
ests of the countv.
The r.i:i
re ,J' ' 1 tn
nf u tina
u, U-.Df (.Artie 1.
A Faisk AssfVi-TiON. Among erroneous
ilea advanced by the Newaygo L'rj.utnirau, in
its eager effort to write down the public services
of William H. Seward, is its attempt to m ike the
Rei.nbh'ean organization the rropertv ol one of
the old organization. The Republican party
owns itself, atid belong neither to WliLs, Pem
oerats. Abolitionists, or Free Soilers, a such,
though many strong men from each and a'.l of
these old organizations are ii tlucntial in its ranks,
and it is for the general interest to keep them so.
without raiding any invidious distinctions what
ever, growing out ot antecedents. In this regard
we look utioa the following from the Newaygo
ll'-j-iihUftrt, as in especial bad taste and mistaken
judgment :
"The Wihnot Proviso, upon the principles of
which is. now based the Republican party, and
the passage ot the Fugitive Slave Law, which ae
celcrated its organization, were both event of
public record before the adoption of the Whig
and Pcmocratie platforms i;i l.",g, between
whit h, so far as the subject of Slavery is con
ccined, there i no practical difference. The
position of Salmon P. 4'hase, James ti. Rirney,
G. P.iil. y, John P. Hale, and ail the lending
spirits of the old Liberty party was precisely the
same its that of the Republican party now.
Chase is a Republican from principle, Seward
from necessity. Chase helped to tight in the
heat of battle, Seward come 111 hfter the battle
U won."
The battle 1 not won; and with the spirit
which characterize thi paragraph, never will
be won. Is thi tho road to unanimity upon the
suppoit of candidate after nomination and can
any national candidate of the Republican party
lie elec ted without unanimity of support'
As Ixii'Rot km Y.st. The New Yolk Il'-rah!
says, "it is worthy of rcmaik, that the dispatch
es of the French Emperor from the seat of war
have been, so ir. w omlei lull V reliable. Making
allowance for the want of accurate information
.?s to the full 11 suits of a battle within an hour
or two of its occurrence, the bulletins dispatch
to Piiris have been generally marked w ith great
truthfulne--. Rut the fact i, the Fiench
have met with no reverses, there ha been no
oeca ioii to palliate or excuse mishap or fail
ures on 1 heir part. And it ha been hardly
tiece arv to ex aggeate the really splendid victo
ries obtained.
The If rm'-l also states that the Austrian Gov
ernment has seen the folly of manufacturing
false new of the battles, and given up the prac
tice. The . mi l attribute this improvement
I upon the ancient usage to the pie-enee of new
j paper correspondent.
j A Si.k iit M isr ti: r. A Cincinnati paper tells
the following good story too good to be lost:
j ,t Nicholas Longwotth, E-q., was sitting 011
j the steps of a drinking-house on Third street
with hi hat between hi knees, waiting for a
friend, a gentleman, a stranger, passed, and sc
ii..r "old Nick's" ordinary garb and rather
I troubled countenance, supposed him to be Oln
of the professional mendicant. that often congre-
I gate there, and as he went by, dropped a quarter
j into th" bat. "Old Nick" jieici ived the mistake
j too late to rectify if, Niid pookete 1 the coin with
......
! i peculiar smile. The idea of mistaking the Cin-
, ci .nati Cto-su one of the richest men in Amor-
li! a, worth probably fti
,1 M 11 1,1 it M I to S-l".,l l M ,-
nun f,,r a ft reel beggar is rather droll, though
not unnatural, a any one to look at the old gen
tleman and his extremely shabby dress would not
suppose hi available means at the outside more
than fifty cent.
A k nr.. T i
St -tin j.. In
GorMKRKriTFRS 7 he J'r',
ne Jf'tnl Fuv ml. The
''re f'rfx of Sunday s:iy: Peputy 1'nited
' St iles Mai dial E. W. Moore, of this district, n-
;ch irier Colia.v will j turned to this city yesterday, having in his cu--months
of August j tody two prisoners arrested on a charge of eoun
t'.ie people' on polit- ! let foiling American coin, and also about seven
hundred and fif.v bogus dollar pieces, ;i quantity
of base met 1 1, with a large assortment of die,
stamps, a press, and a full collection of counter-
i feiting ut.uisils. The arrests, wore made at the
village of Lexin -ton, iu Sanilie county , on th.
hole ot Lake Huron.
Ai i no.M in I.UFHi. The Pontile ..i7....
' learns that James Moore, Esq., Slieiilf of
Lapeer county, was scriou-ly injured on the 2".th
inst. lie was driving hi horse before a higgy,
ate! one of the bolts holding the snafu came out,
and the shafts fell and the horse, becoming
frightened, ran away. Mr. Moore whs thrown
to the ground with such force, that when found
he w as iii-eti-iblc, atid so rt maile d for eight or
ten hour after. Hopes are entertain, d of hi during the di.-tut batic of 1 Tl.e folio,
recovery, but how greatly he is injut. di y t ing i a -umm try of the rc-u!t, which i-to ho rc
mtknovi:n. I p'-'t' d to the Cti.titutlottal Convention :
j "The to-al am., r.t oft!:.- ( 1 a:-i-hl-d b. f.re
Tiiir SkcritaRV ok War. The Xi!i ,ual Era j the Hoard amount to the um f I,'J'. ',. ' ' 0.
savs: It is) Mid that the Secretary of War ha I The amount award, d I about The
vacancy.
f'lviri at His work. A Cincinnati despatch
iv that Callus M.Clay iko to a Urge and
-Ihrit audience at Covington, Ky., Julv g''. He
took neither side, but denounced Roll and Ma
gofiln and political quack. His speech w.i
straight '--it Repulilican. He call.-d upon the
r.on-'l iveholders of Kentucky to prepare to
share the nitional triumph of th" Republican
n. t fill.
A Svr- Exr.. Franci A. Malhtt, a s-'fi of the
Rev. John N.-wland Maffitf, the eloquent preach
er, who ihiuii-hed so sain- years ago, died of an
ape pletic fit in the St. Loui Jail on Sunday night
la-t. The d iso.I, together with several oth
er, ha 1 In-en a- rested atid imprisoned on suspi
cion of forgerv.
On ok the hell. Old Ruck don't like re
cent manifestation very much, a it would seem.
His body organ, the Bedford G-i;et:, of the
issue of July is, publishes aa article authoriu-
issue of July is, publishes aa article authoriu-
tivelv declaring that President Buchanan will i
not be
Char!.-
Candidate f..r renoin'nat'on bv theen- Uarnn reduced the p..'Mioej,t.c niajority s
ton convention.
F. r. P- reus.- John Ransom, the editor r.f
th.
St. J.hn ltm (frat. who i visiting Ken -
tucky, pays that titne-tenths of the ltemrrat of
that State are for PouIas for the Presidency.
Cm Jjetur-erat.
That makes a ure thicg of it its lucky John
I went.
We have elsewhere referred to the result of
the Virginia election as a political sign of the
time. We again advert to it as showing the
inequality which results from the representation
of slave property in Congress and in the State
Legislature. In order to do this, w e disregard
the political result, and add together the votes
east for the two parties in each of tl.e several
Congressional districts. We propo-e to group
together the vote of the districts cast of the
ijiUl. Ridge, and put them in contract with those
west of that range of mountains ;
' v, .,.
l-t
. 44:
.11
V.h .
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.. .1-'.'
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l:h
lit.
I-1 t.
l-.-.h
sVii 11 - an- .) -1: n -
I'.iVtmoe iu !er c-f rep l:-ri.'t
It will be seen that tue eleventh utstnet cast
more Vole man me secou 1 ami iouiwi pin 10
cethcr. Yet the former have two member t
Congress, ami the latter but one. Here is a stri
Lin.' illustration of the disadvantages under
w hich the t:on-lavehi 1 h rs in the South labor
Even in Virginia, the people ot the slave district
have a double advantage over those which a'
coinrarativclv destitute of the institution. In
South Carolina the case is much worse. It n1
appears that t-',o'.." voters in the west have but
six Representative m I ongress ; wtuk' t.o,.iVi
voter iu the cast, 1:1 virtue of owning saves
have seven.
In the election of Governor, each vote count
but one. no matter win re the voter reside-, but
in the election of member ot Congress and
members ot the Legislature, the slavchold-
of the eastern portion .f the State enjoy th
aristocratic privilege of practieallv casting
vote. Seven thou-and id them in the t nit 1 1
district have the same political power as six
teen thou.-.md noit-slavohi Ming li coin. mi in th
elevi nth.
These facts are gradually impic-ing them
selves upon the mind-of the f:v white laboi'm
men of Virginia. Their vote for Mr. Lctelu i
a well a their refusal to vote for Mr. Goggii
demonstrate the fact. The dav is not d.-tai
when thev willa llress theiusi Ivi s to the wotl
of reforming this totteii-borough system, by
moving the cause of it. .rin. I'm.
An Ai m iai:v. We
ing from the Petroit i'f
of the Newaygo . '
example :
i comm. -ii I the loliov
V'v, to the attetitii
?, f.'l it uleatioii an
" It has been for a long time i. lent iliat tin
black Republicans of Michigan prefer William
II. Seward for their PresMenti-d c m lid ite in"
vear, and he May count upon lb.- vote . tl
Michigan .lelegales in ine nominating convention
as sure for him. Rut the hi ick Republican
this Stale lire nut aloiie in their pr terelic
thev have lately n c.'ivc I an auxili.iiy which
strong iu its sympathy, if it does not lurni-h any
mttellal aid and comfort. I In lJ the Iuel'
.V,"-., which is out flat footed lor Sew at.
It give us a bit of Riiti-h ub',ie opinion, i
which the 'irrepre-siiile i-onflict'd.M tiiue is mo
enthusiastically supported. It goes in for M
Seward first, last, and all the while. Mr. So
aid,' it says, 'funics among us when both so
tions of his eounti ymeti are not only pu pirin
for revolution, but actually engaged in it ;
he may be the man whom li:s I. ho -oiiiens wi
choose to be the exponent of the piincipl
which Europe believes will triumph.
Ot finir-c. Who foul I better be tlie expo
neiit oi tho principle ol Mevohition, of tin
repres-ible conll.ct between the Noith and tin
South,' titid why should not Europe, h:i1 h'I tin
test of the rivals of the I n;t - l Stab -, bel.cv
and hope it will triumph' The London prii
has no hcsilaiicv in saving why it prefers M
Seward, nor should his supporters heioabouts
Tin y both think alike; the Puiiish an 1 the bla
Republicans of Michigan ace a harmonious jii
on the Seward question."
lloVV T II K IIvll-KKSs Kli , Fli Uii: N I V . s I
SoIKKKIXo. A I a I IS loiter ot tnog.fti lllbun
says
"A the in bur t 'ipon Pari thi tnoinii g
courier, mounted on one i.f the Enijicror -to
coIh v. it Ii knot ted tail, galloped info the qui
hamlet of St. Clou I ; he h, r- a large 1. -t t
which 1.0 requested should be handed to the
Empress. The drowsy porb-i told bun the Em
press must not be aroused lrom her slumber,
lie i:i-i-ted that hi orders were peremptory
'immediate delivery.' They ii paired to the Im
pel iid chamber and handed to her Majesty the
dispatch 'Great victory! great baft!"!' Ae.
The Empress rose immediately, radii nt with
emotion and delight, oidc.cd a carriage to be got
toady, and drove out at oneo to the picture-quo
cottage of Viil live TEtang to communicate the
'.kid tidings to her harm. I, g lo;i:ig ftieiii!, the
wito of Gelictal Fieliiy. Thence to the l'i:;e.--Clothiide;
to the palace at M'-ielon, to wake U
the old LJar-hid .I'Moino Ronapai to, w ho .-ta: ti d
I ke an aged charger at the -mitid of the clarion.
At every po-t, every viil'.geon the road, the
Lmpros stopped her carri age to f'mre 1,,-r joy
with the -oi l. ets and people; aud l ing ere she
letired tioui her glad-oiile errand P toss bor bur
v ith w il l dehgl.t, and h !l l.im 1 i-1 1: !..-r w a a
hero, atid th.it he imi-f be In' ill atb I Vi o -,
the gun fioin the o-pla.nd-' ol the Invnhdc
thundered fot .li the le w lrom t'o ir iron i',i o i'-,
imd Paris, ali eaiy drunk with glniv, !. to th--emi-eioj
-tn-s ! .i.o:!:. r v i. toi ."
Pf.-t li! I I K'V Or l'i.o' r,;! V lO J.l.M. ini: K AN-
SAS l.l'IMM. The K ,.:i-a- ce le polil-lit
j of the Rostou 7V,i (.'', w tiling from Vi..'.,tt,
July P', say that fir some time b.ot a Commi--j
sion, (ii.thoti.ed by the Legi-ia'iwo, l.'i.-of whom
wa appointed by ihe llou-o of Rcpres.-idatiVe,
one by the Cou'icil. mi l one bv the Governor,
consisting .f Hon IL-nry J. Adam-, Satuu. I C.
A. Kingman, and Edward Hoiglan 1. ,.ve r.e--:i
invest ;g.it in ? the I im tor d titi-tgcs iuourn d
remainder of the el iims vr.n. either fraiehilent,
or presented by citizens ,f M.'s-,,,;,;. The total
nuinb.r of ci-os is b.tvic.-ii li an ,Vi; of
these th" Free State tie'll have ; Pi o-.-lav er v
v.. Tiiov i'uoof erups ih-'rove I, ::"in:.g r,o.
Horses 'o'e:i, .';pi. Ca"Ie, ...-, Lead. Kiffv
thiee l.ou and -aw-ii.i'l were bu'tied. Tie
largest amount awarded i to Col. El fridge, pro
plietor of th- Free Stab- Ho c!, who rec.-iv. -if",'""1.
TI-" smiil. -r ti' i to a p. 'iT: who
cl lime I over "'. an I wa av srd.- I ."
rriiiio or a Pkski.th. Mi-tkk.-. Cornier
Jackson lull aa inque-t on Fii-lty, nt No. 1:..
P: iiir.-str..et, upon t!,e body i f a girl, Is yur
.f age, named Antiio Rnyn.oti 1. who commit i"J
suicide by wal!..w in? a qi-it.tr of laudan-im,
which he prooijr.-d at a d rug- 'ore in the r-'gV
l.fhi. l. It apfH-arc-d iti e id. nee thai t' do
ce-ed boarded at the above h. u-.-, h t'o: c-ip-fity
of a mistress to a d own-town no n-ha' t. w ho
recently, 1 or some ca a1, it. i .:.i. I .. r. She
o.u .ilterw.trd became very d"eo::!-.?-it.' in ,:i-oij-jehco
' treatment of f.er, a::d threatened
to destroy hersc'.l" unl. -s h.- r turn. d. ;.!!,
l coming Cotiv inc.-1 that he ha I totally abandon
ed her, -he p'i-el..i-' .l ti...- .oi-..!i iu.J drank it,
atid on Frid lv luor.-ii: g w.v f-ju, d d- a 1 iu h-r
le,J. A post-mortem ex tmination showed that !
J.-ath wa ciused by an ov.-r iie of laudnum,
ar.d the Jary rendered a verdict of " suicide." j
The body of deceased w.s .! lin red to ht r
friend for int- rmei.t. .V. J. Trlh-m'. j
Jmlztm e of th e Virc.ima Ei.r.Tio o Trs-1
jh.-;-ee. The Nashvil!e Lnnnrr sv tf:at when !
. in irgin: in I t to one or two thousa.d. Ten-1
j rice.'V4Te Whig majority ef twelve thousand : i
! nr. .1 - ni.e, .v.. Ti...... . ine.ir n . j w 1. I
' v:rri,-a ;1 tit, to 'tmn'r tl.V' tfa.',.d
'T.,, - , " 'i . , " t.i . i ,iJ
seven thousand. The Lander think the result
of the late electim in Virginia leave no doubt ,
of the suoees ot John Nctherland for Govemor,
and a complete triumph of the Opposition in!
Tennesee at the Auirart election.
We have gathered some cf the particular of
most outrageou affair cow undergoing legal
invcst:gat;o!i m Saginaw Countr. It eem8
at a week or two since a couple of voting
young nun of thi city named Harrison Cole
and M. Rurk. concocted a scheme to en
trap and entice awav a voung girl the dauchter
of a respectable larnier named Parby, or Birch
kun, Saginaw l ountv. Tlie girl at the time it
seems was away from home, and Cole went with
a team to the place where she wa topping, and
is she says, told her that her sister, iwho lire
at Fayville) was going to a dance at Pine Run,
atid wanted hcrto meet her at her father" house.
aii.t together to go lrom there to the dance. She
got into the carriage with Cole, and when he ar
rived at the proper place to turn toward her
home, he put whip to the ho: so andcanio on with
her to thisiitv, arriving at aluut 2 o'clock V. M.
What transpired subsequently we have not leaiu-
I, further than that unsuccessful attempt at
vio.at.on 1 her p rsou wi re made, and that she
w as found by her lather at a house of question-
lue character just out of that city, lie pre
ceded homo with her, stopping on the war i.t
Pine Run, at which place she succeeded in pur-
l.aung unnoticed, some red precipitate, which
he administered to herself, aud isnow in a very
laugeri us condition in cot'.cquer.ce. loing i.ei-
thor neither a' le to see r hear. Iler name i
Knth, and she is but l.'i years of age. Cole wa
:ed here on Saturday morning by an officer
trvni Saginaw countv, and a warrant u issued
it t'.i s:ue time lor Rurk. Colo i about l or
.' b an id!, and i- the sou of a vcrv worthv
and 1 aid woiking father, who ha done all that
ipatii t could do to induce htm to reform his
habit. Much credit is due to the Prosecuting
ttoincy. Mi. Howard, for hi diligence in fer
reting out the matter, af.d ins u to ait almost
distracted father. f7ir AVirn.
!i..v!i to i.i r i: vi k . The Greenville IvJejnJ.
- ;i say :
" I.a-t Thui s.iay a!ti rnoon six of the gentle
men who h it thi villige and it vicinity I ist
Man h, for the gold min of Pike's Peak, arrived
lure again in good health, and were heartily
welcomed bv a'l of their frit nds and neighbor.
These were M !. G. II. Watd, Paniel Judd.
John Tucker, Riih iid Smith, Panic! Knight and
Ranicr Icglcy. Tin y h ft the mines on the 'JTtli
of May, and la port that thole wa no chance for
a man to earn hi board there at mining. Their
six n.onths stock of provi-ioii were freely shared
with the l,--s considerate and provident gold
seeker, until it was cxbnu-to.1. No one, we are
eontidctit, was it by them to sutler w hose want
they had power to supply.
"Oneef this company has remarked (nd no
doubt he spoke the sentiments f nil) that be
had scon no place he liked better than Grccti
ille. Whoever has become more strongly at
t tchi d to and etuiblcd In more fully appre
ciate its attraction by a journey to Pike's Peak,
ha t.of mo there wholly in vain.
"Mr. Ileniv O in n and Mr. li t I'a-kin. had
reached homo pie imi-ly, and wo understand
that Mr. !. O. Rhiko is exp. etc.1 Very sonti."
Ii iiMW Nvtioxii. l ow rxriox. A German
National Convention lin t, a lew dav since nt
Clevel smI. Ohio The putjii-e if I hi C.m veil
lion, aj set l.et'i iii it fall, was to lake int eon-sider-itioii
the propriety t organizing a hcpaiate
pohlic.il paily. About !?.' dologiite were pres
ent, eoiitpo-ed of lith Republican and Pcino
erats, troiu Massachusetts, New Voak, tmio.
Peiinsy Ivatiia, New Jetsey, and Illinois. The
German ire-s had generally spoken agaiuM the
Convent ioti, viewing it as unneeesary and un
called for, and thi fact uceouiit for the stnailiiess
of the attend nice. Altera hat inoi.iou session,
in which the w ho'e subject was fully disotiscJ, it
adioiirnod x,nr ,, without taking any step to
ward the i'ti. I for which the Convention js
Called.
Ti ns:. Notwithstanding S'liator Sun Hous
ton's vowed dot. I miiialioii to retire from the
public service, bo bus nt la-t consented to ac
cept the nomination for Governor of Tolas,
t. nd, ml to him by the " Independent" Con
Vent on, as will be seen from the following letter,
published in the Austin (Tca hitrll'irmet '
1 Mo i i.Miixi r., June i, 1 (...
Pt ak Sin: On yestciday I yielded my own
inclination to the wi-he of my friends, aud eou
eludo.l, if elected, to s. rvo the people as the
Execnlive ot the State. Tho Constitution and
tho I'tiion embrace tho principle by which I
will bo governed, if elected. They comprehend
nit the old Jackson National Pcmociacy I ever
pn.!c--ed or olliciallv practiced.
SAM IloI SToN.
Gmii:i.k W. Paschal, Es.
Mali i am. Phi. to ih Sh th. The Xoifolk
Si'uthrrn Arfi i thoroughly disgusted with
Maryland. Refenlng to the recctit alMtttive
SUv eholdi-rs Convention, it say a:
" Well, the Mary lander, after hav ing a grand
and impo-ing Convention on the Mibji-ct, have
decided to do nothing in regard to the 'immense
and -lill increa-ing free negro population of the
State.' With the incubus of 74,7Mi free bhrk
against '.in'.r.s flavo in the. State, they have de
termined Mifi-tantiallv to let the matter reft. Of
course, the people of Maryland have the ricjit to
settle the ii tnui for them-el VoS ; but it i l'y
to see th.t the tendency of their pohcy will be
to w ipi- nut SUvcrv from among them, at a com
p.irativ.lr tally day. We fhall iumjII Cea to
regard Maryland a a slave State practically.
Politically, she ha .Hen dead to tho S tilth for a
long time pa-t.""
Thi llrt s am. tin. S ut. Wo nee it htated
iu s,,,n- ,, the f'iiier, mis the New V.rk Iler-i'-l,
ill it thii ty-si of the PetioK-rafio journal of
tlii St ate are .n the Si h- of the Hard ng:ii.-t
th.- Soft, and in favor i 1 ihe appointment of the
'!ia:lcston delegates by Ct.grt -siorml ditrict,
,'ind of the -ile -lion of Hon. Paniel S. PickilnXtll
a the andiil'ito for Pn -ideiit. How many pa
per tin- Soft - ran mutcr on the side of Horatio
Seymour : are unable to syf but roume the
strength in thi re-p. t t H a!out equally divided
bi twt-ii the two factions. Rut the Sift hold
the State, atid thev will not J.,se the bill they
have upon the wire merely by being requested
to do o, and it i not natural that they ihoold.
The fight i stiil going mi, ar.d the RUck Itcpub-
1 e.,n j eirn.o are anxiou to itne-s ttie rt -ult.
I A Giliant Pai-.tv. The !itii petiifK-racy
I having admitted its watitof courage to defend
i tie-rights of naturalized citizens w fieri ai!ed
by Ei.rop un de-poti-m of first-rat.' pn tei sions,
wo may hk out for reprisal at the eipen-e of
sum- of the p tty Republics .f Central or South
j Aim riot. Wl, ctlu r the pry-tidd,!, and General
j Ca-, witli broken swm 1, will undertake any
thing -o formidable as the Grey town war, re-
m.-t.n to he s.eii; but that some j-.-ttv chief,
intlif.-d with bis iu.Mi tance, in hi l.4m!io pal
ace, will have to fuller, wo cannot doubt, pem-
icta'ie " S' tl.-sinen'' are hke the fell.jW who,
being soi:oily drubbi'd at tin- I.-etion, sworo be
would not stay whipped, and threatened to go
In mi" an I h:p I -i wife. t. Em.
Jon I.ntlM.. At tie-tin.-a-id J lactr af Jrf.int
cd by- the Commi ior .-rs ,,i tin' f-xirigton arid
Fiit-t River road, fur letting job, Mr. Cutter let
twenty-two n.il'-s of rovl, mostly 1 4U-;waying,
t giT.nirig at the t rmination ,f the f.-i mile
t'iii. n at th.- former h-tti-ig. Mr. Luther P. MilU
st.1 Mr. John McAIphine t-N-k the tw.r-ty tao
mil.- at in av.-rage j rice f g.-,..r,i per itiife.
We un I- rtir.d there i y t two rude of the
road in St'.ilae eieir.fv le.t taken. Simf.tr
.' ! r. "
I Le'.. A coup!.? of Kakmiavoo boyai. it
seems, h ive ins I" a : at Pike's Peak. A Vr.
if i k. living f-tur or f vo mile i.orth of tLi
p i- , e,,r.jir,2 to a St. Ioui p:tf.-r, hs pock
eted ifr.ut .'" w.rth of the Vellow dust, and
is in that city with a view to go into buine
tk're with the prree l. Mr. A. Pan, alo, a
'on of H. H. Pi an, of this place, has male a
thousan 1 or two. Kala'naztft Guzette.
An. tl A-a i Vim! A writer in the
Cha.-Iegton M-rrvr Siys that at that place, in
'"', "the Smth muit ei.her derrnine to k-'p
toe .r:rition, aiei ewi.ere nominate a
f an 11 own, or to swaJ.ow ifugla.
i'1 t,U r 'v. reigt,ty vi. w , or break up the Con-
Vefttion in a ror.' Now th 0'i-rinn risv
which cf ihw thre aJternatiTes wiHUa-Iortted?
Melavcholt Accilejit. On Sunday evenlnff
last, st'xiut i o'clock, a on of Geo. Mtcalf, aged
7 years and one dy, was accidentally ihot by a
gun in the I and of hi brother William, agl
II year. yilen fnyuirtr.
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