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b'uoua eiit! JAWE ». 8WI8SHELH, VOL. a «f»T- CLOUD DEMOCRAT OFFICE OH THE WESTERN BANK OF THE 90 MILES ABOVE THE FALLS OF ST. ANTHONY, OPPOSITE THE STEAMBOAT LANDING OOOO TERMS: One copy, one year, $ 1,50 Fire oopies, one year, 6,25 Ten 10,00 Twenty copies, one year, (and one copy extra to the getter up of the club, 20,00 Payment must invaaiably bemade in advance RATES OF ADVERTISING One column, one year, $60,00 Half column, 85,00 One-fourth of a column 20,00 One square, (ten lines or less) one week, 1,00 Business Cards not over six lines, 5,00 ©rer six lines and under ten, 7,00 Legal Advertising: Sixty cents a folio first insertion, 40 cents all subsequent insertions. All letters of business to be directed to the EDITOR. S E E N I E ATTORNEY & COUNSELLOR AT LAW, ST. OLOTJID, Lower Town. Will make collections invest money, buy, sell or loan land Warrants, and enter purchase or dispose of Real Estate. A E S E ATTORNEY & COUNSELLOR AT LAW, ST. OLOTJD, Lower Town. Will make collections, invest money, buy, sell or loan Land Warrants, and enter, purchase or dispose of Real Estate. WAIT & MoCLURE, Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Exchange, KEEP Land Warrants constantly on hand and for sale at a small advance from New York prices. Collections made, Exchange drawn atthelowest currentrates,Taxespaid, &c. St. Cloud, July 28th, 1860. aug2-3m MOORE & SHEPLEY, ATTORNEYS & COUNSELLORS A LA W ST.'CLOUD, Min. GEO. A. NOURSE, (Late oi St. Anthony,) ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW, One IK Medium's (PHCENIX) BLOCK, NFAR THE BRIDGE. ST. PAUL, Min. T. H. BARRETT Civil Engineer and Surveyor. J6®* Office on First Street, Lower St. Cloud Maps of all surveyed lands, and plats of al the leading towns of Northern Minnesota, can had at all times at my office. W PARSONS, COUNSELLOR AT LAW, OFFICE WASHINGTON AVENUE, Corner of Monroe Street—Monti's Building ST CLOUD Min DR. W. SIMONTON, RESPECTFULLBCitizenss tender his Professional Services to the of St. Cloud and its Vicinity. Residence, Lower Town, second house south west of Ravine, formerly occupied by Mr. Eilbuorne. Wt&* Particular attention given to Operative Surgery. vol-lOny J. W METZROTH, MERCHANT TAILOR, TVEALBR in Clothing, Cloths, Cassimeres JL/ Vestinga, and Gentlemen's Furnishing goods, eo the inspection of which he invites his friends and the public. declO. 1857-ly & G- A N E W S Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, and Crockery. Main Street, Lower Town, St. Anthony, Minnesota. v2n30:ly Produce taken in Exchange for Goods. ST. ANTHONY BOOK STORE WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN BOOKS, STATIONARY, WALL PAPER, FISHING TACKLE, POCKET CUTLERY, FANCY ARTICLES, TOYS, &o. Three doors above the Tremont Hotel. St. Anthony, ifin. June, 10, 1858. vollnolS,! STEPHEN MILLER. HENRY 8WISSHELH E A E S A E A E N CLOUD, MINNESOTA. THEST.y undersigned offer their services to loan mone upon best real estate security and to purchase and sell property .either real or personal, for a reasonable commission. They have now for sale, at low prices: 30 quarter sections of good land. 60 lots, (some improved,) in St. Cloud. 20 in Nininger addition to St. Paul. 20 in Nininger city, 10 in Mound city,-Illinois. MILLER & SWI3SHELM 8t. «loud, May 13, 1858. 11 THE PILOT'S STORY. It was a story the pilot told, with his back to his hearers— Keeping his hand on the wheel and his eye on the globe of the jackstaff, Holding the boat to the shore and out of the sweep of the current. Lightly turning aside for the heavy logs of the driftwood, Widely shunning the snags that made us sar donic obeisance. II. All the soft, damp air was full of delicate per fume From the young willows in bloom on either bank of the river— Faint, delicate fragrance, trancing the indolent senses In a luxurious dream of the river and land of the lotus. Not yet out of the west the roses of sunset were withered In the deep blue above light clouds of gold and of crimson Floated in slumber serene, and the restless riv er beneath them Rushed away to the sea with a vision of rest in its bosom. Far on the eastern shcre lay dimly the swamps of the cypress Dimly before us the islands grew from the riv er's expanses— Beautiful, wood-grown isles—with the gJeara of the swart inundation Seen through the swaying boughs and slender trunks ef their willows And on the shore beside us the cotton-trees rose in the evening, Phantom-like, yearningly, wearily! with the inscrutable sadness Of the mute race of trees. While hoarsely the steam from her 'scape-pipes Shouted, then whispered a moment, then shouted again to the silence, Trembling through all her frame with the mighty pulse of her engines, Slowly the boat ascended the swollen And broad Mississippi, Bank-full, sweeping on, with nearing masses of driftwood, Daintily breathed about with hazes of silvery vapor, Where in his arrowy flight the twittering swal low alighted, And the belated blackbird paused on the way to its nestlings, in. It was the pilot's story: "They both came aboard there, at Cairo, From a New Orleans boat, and took passage with us for Saint Louis. She was a beautiful woman, with just enough blood from her mother, Darkening her eyes and her hair, to make her race known to a trader You would have thought she was white. The man that was with her—you see such— Weakly good-natured and kind, and weakly good-natured and vicious, Slender of body and soul,fitneither for loving nor hating. I was a youngster then, and only learning the river— Not over-fond of the wheel. I used to watch them at monte, Down in the cabin at night, and learned^to know all the gamblers. So when I saw this weak one staking his mon ey against them, Betting upon the turn of the cards, I knew what was coming: They never left their pigeons a single feather to fly with. Next day I saw them together—the stranger and one of the gamblers: Picturesque rascal he was, with long black hair and mustaches, Black slouch hat drawn down to his eyes from his villanous forehead: On together they moved, still earnestly talking in whispers, On toward the forecastle, where sat the woman alone by the gangway. Roused by the fall of feet, she turned, and, be holding her master, Greeted him with a smile that was more like a wife's than anothes's, Rose to meet him fondly, and then, with the dread apprehension Always haunting the slave, fell her eyes on the face of the gambler, Dark and lustful and fierce and full of merci less cunning. Something was spoken so low that I could not hear what the words were Only the woman started, and looked from one to the other, With imploring eyes, bewildered hands, and a tremor All through her frame: 1 saw her from where I was standing, she shook so. 'Say is it so she cried. On the weak, white lips of her master Died a sickly smile, and he said—'Louise, I have sold you.'. God is my judge! May I never see such a look of despairing, Desolate anguish, as that which the woman cast en her master, Griping her breast with her little hands, as if he had stabbed her, Standing in silence a space, as fixed as the In dian woman, Carved out of wood, on the pilot-house of the old Pocahontas! Then, with a gurgling moan, like the sound in the throat of the dying, Came back her voice, that, rising, fluttered, through wild incoherence, Into a terrible shriek that stopped my heart while she answered: 'Sold me? sold me? sold Andyou promised to give me my freedom!— Promised me, for the sake of our little boy in Saint Louis! What will you say to our boy, when he cries for me there in Saint Louis What will you say to our God ?—Ah, you have been Joking! I see it!— Ne God! God! He shall hear it—and all of the angels in heaven— Even the devils in hell!—and none will believe when they hear it! Sold me!'- -Fell her voice with a thrilling wail, and in silence Down she sank on the deck, and covered her face with her fingers." iv. y. In '.'"•.'• In his story a moment the pilot paused, while we listened .' -. ©Ml !A\i Speak unto the children of Israel that they go forward."—EXODUS, To the salute of a boat, that, rounding the point of an island, Flamed toward us with fires that seemed to burn from the waters— Stately and vast and swift, and borne on theern heart of the current. Then, with the mighty voice of a giant chal lenged to battle, Rose the responsive whistle, and all the echoes of island, Swamp land, glade, and brake replied with a myriad clamor, Like wild birds that are suddenly startled from slumber at midnight Then were at peace once more, and we heard the harsh cries of the peacocks Perched on a tree by a cabin-door, where the white-headed settler's White-headed childred stood to look at the boat as it passed them, Passed them so near that we heard their happy talk and their laughter. Softly the sunset had faded, and now on theJames eastern horizon Hung, like a tear in the sky, the beautiful star of the evening. v. Still with his back to us standing, the pilot went on with his story: "Instantly, all the people, with looks of re proach and compassion, Flocked round the prostrate woman. The children cried, and their mothers Hugged them tight to their breasts but the gambler said to the captain— 'Put me off there at the town that lies round the bend of the river. Here, you! rise at once, and be ready now to go with me.' Roughly he seized the woman's arm and strove to uplift her. She—she seemed not to heed him, but rose like one that is dreaming, Slid from his grasp, and fleetly mounted the steps of the gangway, Up to the hurricane-deck, in silence, without lamentation. Straight to the stern of the boat, where the wheel was, she ran, and the people Followed her fast till she turned and stood at bay for a moment, Looking them in the face, and in the face of the gambler. Not one to save her—not one of all the com passionate people Not one to save her, of all the pitying angels in heaven! Not one bolt of God to strike him dead there before her! Wildly she waved him back, we waiting in si lence and horror. Over the swarihy face of the gambler a pallor of passion Passed, like a gleam of lightning over the west in the night-time. White, she stood, and mute, till he put forth his hand to secure her Then she turned and leaped—in mid air flut tered a moment— Down, there, whirling, fell, like a broken winged bird from a tree-top, Down on the cruel wheel, that caught her, and hurled her, and crushed her. And in the foaming water plunged her, and hid her forever." VI. Still with his back to us all the pilot stood, but we heard him Swallowing hard, as he pulled the bell-rope to stop her. Then turning— "This is the place where it happened," broken ly whispered the pilot. "Somehow, I never like to go by here alone in the night-time." Darkly the Mississippi flowed by the town that lay in the starlight, Cheerful with lamps. Below we could hear them reversing the engines, And the great boat glided up to the shore like a giant exhausted. Heavily sighed her pipes. Broad over the swamps to the eastward Shone the full moon, and turned our far-trem bling wake into silver. All was serene and calm, but the odorous breath of the willows Smote like the subtile breath or an infinite sor row upon us. —Atlantic Monthly. -m-m* a* he ad a he as a "Douglas, and the wing of the party to which he belongs, are in favor of the Homestead Bill—certainly they are. Look at their platform/' says a Douglas admirer. Well, we will look at their platform Read it over carefully, but you will not find one word in it which has reference to the Homestead Bill—not one word. Why? There is always a reason for these things Why did not the Douglas party embrace in their platform a solemn assurance that they were pledged to the Homestead Meas ure I Douglas has been sincere in his endeavors for the past twenty-five years to benefit the "poor man" by giving him 160 acres of land (vide the Pioneer), why is it that no allusion is made to the subject in his platform Read it over deliberately again, and you will find nothing pertaining to this important subject. It is true the Convention adopted the following resolu tion, viz: Resolved, That the Democratic party are in favor of the acquisition of the island of Cuba on such terms as shall be honorable to our selves and just to Spain. There's the nub to the whole matter.— A Homestead Bill would send emigration westward and thereby increase the growth of new Free States, while the acquisition of Cuba would add to the Slave power a wide extent of Territory, and give anew any powerful impetus to the peouliar in stitution. Hence the vote of Douglas in the Congress of 1858 to take up the $30, 000,000 appropriation bill to purchase Cuba, in preference to coming to a direct vote on the Homestead Bill. Hence his sore throat, his belly ache, his diarrhoea, and the other ills which flesh is heir to with which he was afflicted so sorely when the Homestead Bill that passed the House CHAP, XIV VERSE ST. CLOUD,. STEARNS CO. MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 1860 NO. 8. in Congress of 1859, came into the Senate, where a magnificent opportunity was offer ed him to show his devotion to the West pioneers. Did he say a word on the subject? The record says no. Did he vote on the subject The recerd says no. What did he do then simply dodg ed the issue, well knowing that the mo ment he voted for the Homestead Bill, that moment he made himself odious to the South, for the South considers the Homestead Bill directly antagonistic to the Slave power and to the increase of Slave Territory. I this were otherwise why is it that Southern Senators and Southern members of the House, with a few exceptions only, have invariably voted against the measure And why is it that Buchanan vetoed the bill when it did pass Douglas said to his Southern friends, "Gentlemen, the passage of this bill will help the Democratic party ia the West." The Southerners first exacted the assurance of the President that he would veto the bill, and with this under standing a mongrel bill passed the Senate (for the purpose of giving the Democratic party strength in the West) and was laid upon the shelf just in accordance with the prnvious Douglas-Southern programme and just in accordance with the record Douglas has left behind him. Had Doug as or the party to which he belongs, de sired the Homestead Bill, it would have been passed a long time ago, but he does not want it, or if he does want it, he has always been and is now afraid to give it his influence and his vote, fearful that in return he will be spurned by the South. The most conclusive evidence in ad dition to that which we have already giv en of the hypocrisy of Douglas and his party relative to the Homestead Bill, is the fact, that in their platform they urtte not a word in favor of the measure.— Taking this in connection with the ante cedent dodgings of Mr. Douglas, the intel ligent reader can easily see how false and jesuistical have been the articles which appeared in the Pioneer in defence of its favorite Presidential eondidate. Special pleadings and random assertions will not satisfy the people of this State as to the honesty and sincerity of Stephen A. Doug las in his advocacy of a Homestead Bill, and for proof of all we have said on the subject we point to the record for a full vindication Fearfl Tragedy in Williamsburg The New York Sun of the 1st says: "On Sunday, the 19th of August, an affray occurred between two men, named Joseph Bebon, father and son, in front of their residence in Montross avenue, Eastern district, in the course of which the son stabbed the father in the arm with a dirk knife, inflicting wounds which at the time were considered dangerous. Coroner Murphy held an ante-mortem examination, in the course of vhich the injured man testified sub stantially as follows, after being informed by his attending physician that he was in great danger: Margaret Bebon, the wife of Joseph Bebon, Jr., was, on the night of the 19th instant, out side of his house using abusive and violent language towards him and his wife he went out to her, and taking hold o% her arm, asked her why she used such language towards him and his wife that while he was thus holding Margaret by the arm, and expostulating with her, his son Joseph Rebon, Jr., came at him with a knife, and stabbed him in the arm, in flicting three wounds, one of which severed an artery the son then ran away, and the injur ed man attempted to pursue him, but could do so for only a short distance, and he was only prevented from falling to the ground by the assistance of two men, who sustained him, and helped him back to his house. A. quarrel had formerly taken place between the parties, and on the 1st of August, Joseph Bebon, Sen., had turned his son out of his house, where he had been residing, on account of the trouble whicb his wife created in the family. He was quite sure he used no violence towards Margaret Be bon only remonstrated with her on her abu sive conduct. To all of the statements, the injured man swore and subscribed his name, and Joseph Bebon, Jr., was arrested and lodged in jail, but subsequently liberated on $500 bail, by Justice Walter. At an early hour yesterday morning the injured man died, and Joseph Beben was again arrested, and Coroner Murphy at once empanelled a jury to investigate the cause of death. A number of witnesses were examined among eihers Dr. Brady, who attended the de ceased. He testified that the injuries sustain ed by deceased had been properly attended to, and that he was rapidly recovering from their effects, but he believed that on the night pre vious to his death, he had got out of bed, and in some manner removed the bandage from his arm, and reopened the wound on his arm, the hemorrhage from which had caused his death. Other witnesses testified that a long-standing animosity existed between deceased and his son, and a verdict, that deceased came to his death from- wounds received at the hands of Joseph Bebon, was rendered, and the accused was committed to jail to await the action of the Grand Jury. Deceased was a man of considerable proper ty, to which his son is the only heir. BITTEN BY A RATTLESNAKE.—-A Miss Maggie Roseborough, residing in- McVeytown, Mifflin County Pa., was bitten by a rattlesnake on Thursday of last week, but her physicians pro nounce her now nut of danger. She Was about to cross a fence on which the snake was lying. It was so ooncealed on a rail that the girl did not observe it until it had buried its fangs in her wrist, where it held until she shook it off.— She then with great presence of mind bandaged her arm, which was rapidly swelling, and very painful, and hastened to a neighboring house, where various remedies were applied to destroy the poison and rest'ore the suffcriug girl. She was alone when the occurrence tsok place. NEWS ITEMS. A correspondent of the Tribune, who professes to have the best opportunities of knowing what Mr. William B. Astor is worth, states that his property cannot fall a dollar short of $40,000,000, and that its annual in crease is about $2,000,000. A drill by the Chicago Zouaves, at the Wigwam in that city on the evening of the 30th ult., is understood to have been their "last ap pearance" in a military capacity. The mem bers propose to devote their time and talents exclusively to their private affairs hereafter. They have another barrel mystery in Chicago. A woman named Ann Katrida Rasck, was, on Tuesday, found in the bottom of an old well, head downwards in a barrel, and with a cord drawn tight enough around her neck to cause death. Her husband was arrested on suspicion. A Portland paper says that Gen. Tom Thumb is to take a wife from that city, not only "one of Portland's fairest daughters," but "the handsome and accomplished daughter of one of our oldest and most esteemed citizens." She is said to be very "pretty, below the ordi nary height, and heiress to quite a large estate Since the crucifixion of Christ there has not been so benevolent an institution known among men as African Slavery."— henry Clay Dean. The man who gave utterance to this blas phemous sentiment is now "stumping" the State of Iowa for Douglas, as one of his Electors. J8^° Capt. Ellsworth, of the famous Chicago Zouaves, resigned his command last week, on which occasion the Cadets gave an exhibition drill at the Wigwam. He has chosen the pro fession of Law, and will at once enter the of fice of Abraham Lincoln, in Springfield, to prepare for the pursuit of his chosen pro fession. Mr. Douglas went to New York the other day to consult a doctor about his throat. We are sorry about his throat, but the things he has uttered through it (we haven't a word to say about what may have passed the other way) would have burned and blistered a throat of brass. On a poster advertising a negro opera troupo now performing down east, is a big cut of a darkey's head. Some wag recently wrote beneath the cut, on one of the bills, "This is the rock on which the Democratic party split." The Mobile Tribune confidently says "In the South there is not the slightest doubt that Douglas is losing strength every day, and that Breckinridge is gaining it. And it seems to us that, in the nature of things, this must continue, for, as has been truly said, "there is no salient point in the advocacy of Douglas." .. __ A novel match is soon to come off be tween Capt. Travis and one of his pupils, in Memphis. By agreement they are to shoot fifteen times each, the Captain's balls to first strike the floor, and rebounding, to lodge nearer the center of the target than the ball from his opponent's pistol, who is to shoot in the ordi nary way, taking deliberate aim. A very pretty and elegant present has been forwarded to Miss Nightingale by a grateful officer, who recovered under her treatment whilst in the Crimea. It consists of a small repeating watch in a ring, the cylinder of which is made of an Oriental ruby, Its di ameter is the fifty-seventh part of an inch, and its weight the two-hundredt I part of a grain. .. The other day Senator Seward was stand.ng upon the platform of the Boston and Worcester railroad depot awaiting the de-ism, prrture of the cars, when a young and ardent republican addressed him, regretting that more notice had not been given of his arrival, when they would have given him'a reception supe rior to that of Senator Douglas.' "It's of no consequenee," he remarked, "my mother has been dead for a number of years." Bgg-On Sunday last, a aumber of Southerners who were passengers on a train from Niagara Falls, took offence at certain colored passengers who were aboard, and demanded that they should be put off. One of the chivalry as saulted a colored man who went upon the plaU form, and but for the interference of the con ductor, the Southerner would have been roughly handled. The conductor insisted that one man's money was as good as another's, and that all passengers should be treated alike on the train. That is a great improvement since former times. At Meadville, Pennsylvania, a few days since, Mr. Robert Harrington, who owns and tends a saw mill and lath machine at that place, observed some irregularity in the move ment of the lath machine, and going below the mill, to his horror he found that his child had been caught by her clothes upon a revolv ing horrizontal bhaft, and was whirling around at the rate of one hundred aid sixty times per minute, and at every revolution striking her head upon the ground. She was dead, of course, when discovered, and mutilated in a manner too dreadful to describe. WKALTHT CORPORATION.—The Illinois Cen tral Railroad, the Presidency of which Gov. Banks has consented to assume, is the largest railway property on this continent, represent ing a capital of more than $30,000,000, cover ing a territory larger than the State of Con necticut, and furnishing daily employment to between three and four thousand men. (Scene—Goddess of Liberty in the door of the White House, and Little Dug with one foot on the steps) Douglas—"Stand aside, woman, and let me into the "White House." I'm going to lire there the next four jears." Goddess of Liberty-—"You can't come in unless your Abe (able.) APT ILLUSTRATION,—"The Dimykrat party ought to have the American Aigle off its ban ner this election," said an honest Patlander the other day. %uo "Why?" asked a bystander. "Bekase you see the Aigle isn't a double headed burd, and the party is," was the auswer. .. ... n.:: "What Would you put up in its place Pat?" "Two Kilkenny cats bedad." OtiSI .r- -0 2 -r 15. EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. The richest man in Britain is the Mar quis of Westminster, whose annual income is about $7,000,000. Early in life, Mr. Douglas brgan to imbibe the true spirit of New England!— Greenfield Democrat. Well he might, for it cost him only twenty eight cents a gallon!—Groton Mercury. PATESTS.—Among the Patents issued for the week ending Aug. 24th, Bell, Douglas & Co. of New York, for improvement in Dovetail ing!—Ibid. Miner Porter, Esq., of South Bend, Minnesota, last year Chairman of the County Central Democratic Cominitee, has declared for Lincoln and Hamlin Many other democrats in the same region have taken the same step. BgL,Thc Cass County (Hl.^ Independent, a ueutral paper, has changed editors, and comes out for Lincoln. James Stewart, aged one hundred and eleven years, died in Occohannock Neck, in Northampton County, Virginia, a few days since. During life he married seven times, the wife of his last marriage being younger than his first. 8£9» Charles White, of Tlainvicw, had a field of two acres of wheat near his hotel, on which he sowed three bnshels of seed.- He has harvested eighty-two bushels! This is a most excellent yield.— Wabashaw Journal. _^. The two wings of the Democratic party in Wisconsin have been disputing as to which Judge Cate, of that State, belonged. He hes settled the question, however, by coming out for Lincoln. A shopkeeper purchased of an Irish woman a quantity of butter, the lumps «f which, intended for pounds, he weighed in the balances and found wanting. "Shure its your own fault if they are light," said Biddy in reply to the complaints of the buyer: "its your own fault, sir, for wasn't it with a pound of your own soap I bought here that I weighed them with?" The shopkeeper had nothing to say on that subject. Douglas has got the endorsement of the Enow Nothing Council of New York, which re cently held a secret session at Schenectady.— The following resolution was adopted: Resolved, That this Council endorse the ac tion of the Committee of thirty two at Syra cuse, on Union Electors, and pledge a united and hearty support to the Electoral ticket pre sented to us by them. B£«LThrec weeks ago the Democrats of Ann Arbor, Michigan, prepared a handsome pole to erect in honor of their Presidential candidate. But when it was ready to go up there were not Democrats enough to do the required lifting. At the end of. three weeks it was sold to the Republicans, who added thirty reet to it, and then run it up with a shout for "Lincoln and Liberty!"' __ The XashviUe Union, in noticing the fact that the Hon. Charles Kemelin. the Ger man orator of Cincinnati, has espoused the cause of Breckinridge and Lane, and has teen appointed an Elector for the State (Ohio) at large, says: "In a speech recently delivered he predicts that a large portion of the Deuglasites will join the Republicans—another portion will merge with the Know Nothings—and the lar ger portion, the regular Hard Shells, will fall upon the National Platform of the true Democ racy. That Mr. Remelin's prediction will be verified the signs of the times most clearly in dicate. The recent efforts of the Squatters to fraternize with the Know Nothings in Ken tucky, North Carolina, and Georgia, are begin* ning to open the eyes of our naturalized fellow cicizens to the hollow-heartedness of Douglas and we are not surprised to see such men as Rcmelin take a position under the banner of Breckinridge and Lane." LOCKPORT, N. Y., Sept. 5.—The Daily .Ad vertiser and Niagara Weekly Democrat, the only Democratic papers in the county, at the mast heads of which the names of Douglas and John son have hitherto appeared, came eut this morning in favor of Breckinridge aud Lane. SHOCKING FRATRICIDE.—A few days since, two lads, sons of Mrs. Remaine, residing near Bovina, Mississippi, quarreled at dinner about a piece of peach pie, and soon got to blows, when the elder of the boys stabbed his brother with a carving knife, killing him instantly. SAO CATASTROPHE.—A catastrophe of a very fearful nature occurred near Wheeling, on Wednesday. The Hon Lewis Steenrod, in company with his mother, and a small negro girl, was going towards the city in a carriage, and whilst ascending the hill east of* town, in order to avoid some fresh stones upon, the road, drove near a high embankment or precipice which is only partially protected by a stone wall. A wagon load of boards was ming down the hill, nt which Mr. ^teenrod't horse became frigLtened, and suddenly jumped, or fell, over the precipice. The occupants fte carriage were thrown out as the vehicle. we tt over, and horse, carriage .and all were sent rolling down the bill. Mrs Steenrod was the first to recover, and gaining a ihtiug position, picked up tbe little negro girl, wh- wfisiiear, and asked her if sdte was hurt. She \in£ scarce. 1 done so, when she foil back a corpse Mr. Steenrod had two rihs broken, and was so badly injured that he may n»t recover. WHERE HB WAS, AKD WHAT Alien HIM.— Where was Douglas when the Homestead Bill was voted on in the Senate lie had the gout. Where was Douglas when a tr de of respect was paid to bis murdered friend Broderick He had the pleurisy.. Where was Douglas when the Davis resolu tions required the Democratic Senators in 'the Senate to state their rcspeclh positions lie had the dysentery. Where was Douglas when the bill for the ad mission of Kansas came upin the Senate? He had the bowel complaint. Where was Douglas when asked to ran for the Presidency on a double-faced platform On hand without any gout. Where was Douglas when called out for a stump speech? All ready, with a thro* as demr as a whistle. _. fi, Where was Douglas when he wanted to see hi* mother* Pretty much everywhere. Where was Douakvi when asked to est clams? Ready, with smtndboieeh.