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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
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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.

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