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No. 661.
devotion to the Republican cause, and the voluntary
pecuniary offerings of our Republican
In conclusion, the undersigned may be permitted
to express the opinion that the signs of
the times are auspicious for the Republican
party, and that, in their judgment, discreet and
patriotic action throughout the Confederacy
promises to secure a Republican victory in
1j<C0. Unwilling, however, to encourage hopes
which may be disappointed, and to place their
appeal for aid and co-operation upon the assurance
of suecefes in the contest that is approachin?.
the undersigned are constrained to say
that they rely more confidently upon the patriotism
and zeal of their Republican brethren
for such aid and co-operation.
Meanwhile we have the honor to be, very
respectfully, your obedient servants,
Edwin* D. Morgan, Chairman, Albany, N. Y.
William M.Chace, Secretary, Providence, R. I.
JesEru Bartlett, Bangor, Me.,
forge G. Fooo. Concord. N. H..
John Z. Goodrich, Stockbridge, Mass.,
Lawrence Brainakd, St. Albans, Vt.,
Gideon* Welles, Hartford, Conn.,
James N. Sherman*, Trenton, N. J.,
Thomas Williams, Pittsburgh, Penn.,
E. L?. Williams, Wilmington, Del.,
George Harris, Baltimore, Md.,
Alfred Caldwell, Wheeling, Va.,
Cassics M. Clay, Whitehall, Ken.,
0. P. Sciiooleield, Roberson's X Roads, Ten.
Thomas Spooner, Cincinnati, O.,
Norman* B. Jtbd, Chicago, 111.,
James Ritchie, Franklin, Ind.,
Zachariah Chandler, Detroit, Mich.,
Andrew J. Stephens, Fort Des Moines, Iowa.,
John H. Tweehy, Milwaukee, Wis.,
CoRNELltrs Cole, Sacramento city, Cal.,
Martin F. Conway, Lawrence, Kan.,
Llwis Clephane, Washington city, D. C.,
Asn S. Jones, St. Louis, Mo.,
Alexander Ramsey, St. Paul, Minn.,
'Republican National Committee.
FrEE-Soii.ism in Western Virginia.?A correspondent
of the New York Times, writing
from Lexington, (Va.,) under date of August
17th, says:
" 1 find a general unwillingness on the part
of the people of Western Virginia to employ
lave labor. 1 heard a gentleman candidly
avow that he would under no circumstances
own a slave ; and he remarked, that there were
thousands in that region who entertained a similar
objection. Slavery in Western Virginia is
merely nominal, and .limited as slave labor is
in this section, it is rapidly giving way under
the influence and advantages of the free-labor
\ tent. It is idle to say that Free-Soilism constitute
any serious objection to a candidate for
office in the West. If the truth were known, it
wuuld be found to constitute a very acceptable
feature in his record ; but this feeling is suppressed
in deference to Eastern Virginia, and
from motives of sectional interests affecting the
progress of the internal improvements of this
section, which rely on the East in a great meas
ure for their completion.
(iovEKNoK Wist at Home.?The same writer
gives a general review of " Democratic " politics
in Virginia, and expresses the opinion that
Mr. Wise has not been injured in his own State
by the publication of the Donnelly letter. The
Virginians are very indignant at the betrayal
of confidence on the part of those who had
charge of the letter, but seein not to find in it
anything very objectionable. The correspondent
of the Times thinks that if the Charleston
Convention were to come off immediately, it
would not be safe for Mr. Cassidy to visit that
warm latitude while the indignation of the Virginia
and Southern chivalry is at fever heat.
He thinks, however, that the excitement will
subside before next May, when it will be perfectly
safe for the editor of the New York
" Democratic" organ to attend, and pull the
wires for his friends.
A correspondent of the New York Day Book,
writing from Richmond, testifies to the same
fact, as to the continued popularity of the Virginia
Governor at home ? so that his rivals
inast not Hatter themselves that ( oveetrer Wise
s dead yet. He will be on hand at Charlesion,
and w ill be troublesome to those who cross
his path.
The Nomination of John M. Botts by the
Asm.and Club.?The committee of the Brooklyn
Ashland Club, of which, by the way, Mr.
Joseph Reeve is President, and not Mr. Jacobs,
the "original," or his imitation, appear to have
been a self constituted body. No meeting of
the Ashland Club has been held at the lleadquarters
in Joralemon street for many weeks ;
and the choice of its members for the next
Presidency is divided between Senator Seward
and Governor Chase. Though the most cordial
feelings are entertained towards Mr. Botts, the
Republicans of Brooklyn favor no scheme by
which the national organization of the party,
numerically stronger by many hundreds of
thousands than any of the factions, shall be
overridden by any of them in the matter. In
short, it is probable that this nomination by the
" Ashlanders" was a private parlor affair,
savoring somewhat of a " broad farce."?N. Y.
The " American Council " of New York met
ftt fiAnovu in iVtot Qtofo nn tVin inafont onr)
called a Slate Convention of the party, to meet
at Utica on the 21st of September. The Republican*
meet at Syracuse on the 7th of the
same month, and the " Democratic " Convention
a; the same place, on the 14th of the same
f?f\ Sam Honror.?It is not true that Gen.
H i<ton, recently elected Governor of Texas,
declared in favor of the Administration during
his canvass. The statement that he did so
a blander, and certainly a very vile one.
The old patriot repudiated none of his American
W c have no doubt that Gen. H. disagrees
with us upon some subjects, yet we have come
to th" conclusion, from a close observation of
hi* course auring the last six or seven years,
that bo is one of the most patriotic and unselfish
of all the public men of the nation. He is
much spoken of in some quarters as a candidate
for the next Presidency, and, if we knew
that no inan less exceptional than he would be
elected, we should feel a sense of relief.?IxAiisfillt
Dkuockacy at a Diseorvt.?The editor of
the AYewimy Star, one of the frity orgatis of Mr.
Ha. hanaii's Administration, in a letter written
lruin the city of New York some weeks ago>
'' Like the saloon keepers, the mock auction
fraternity are verv powerful in politics here ;
eai h mock auctioneer, and each of his confederates,
being a political as well as a business
sharj?er. They are great at ward meetings, in
managing Conventions, aud controlling the
class of voters whose suffrages are bought and
sold here by such hucksters in them, as freely
and openly as eels in the fish market. This
tact accounts for the immunity they and th?
bogus passage ticket-sellers enjoy in their practices
in New York city. The latter, when not
engaged in swindling in that line, are the conlederates
standing in the mock auction shops,
i hese trades are followed together'by the same
parties. Universal suffrage does not comport
w>th the welfare of such a city as New York,
h puts its affairs in the hands of the very worst,
and morally most incompetent managers. It
assures that the municipal treasury will be robbed
of at least half of every dollar paid into it
through taxation. It was designed for inde
pendent, thoughtful, patriotic communities, such
as our fathers conceived all American communities
would be until the end of time?not
for communities in which saloon keepers, mock
auctioneers, and bogus passage ticket-sellers,
I may surely buy and sell a sufficiency of vot?s
turn any contestea election in tavor of those
trading thus with them. w. d. w u."
Mr. Docolas's Prospects.?The editor of
the Star, afler a long tour through the Northcm
States, says:
" I have met but a single Democrat who
proves to be a Douglas man, as we understand
|hat description of politician to be?one who
' ?oe9 in' for the adoption by the Charleston
Convention of a resolution endorsing the views
?i Mr. Douglas upon the Territorial sovereignty
question, wherein he differs from the view*
or doctrine on the subject held by the Democratic
party in the last Congress. * * *
We met Douglas men, it is ^rue; but not more
than one who dreamed of wiaving the Convention
endorse his heresy, and therefore his course
in the last Congress; or who advocate his
nomination by the votes of anti-Democratic
party States, over the opposition of the States
that are to be relied on to vote the Democratic
" All freely admitted that his nomination at
Charleston depends entirely on his acceptability
to the South as represented in the Convention;
as from the South must the ticket receive fourfifths
of its electoral votes, to be successful.
u But now it is very certain that Mr. Douglas
will not receive in the Charleston Convention
a single vote from any siaveholding State?
not one." ^
Dnrrni.afl iv Ppvvqvt r Aim Pn
... - '-vUv..?y, August
23.?The Democrats of Berks to-day
elected four delegates to tlw State Convention,
instructed to support from first to last delegates
to the Charleston Convention in favor of the
nomination of S. A. Douglas.
From ihe New York Express.
My dear D, sayu Wise,
Just aid me to rise
To the seat of old Jimmy Buchanan;
I'm bound to gel there,
By foul meaus or fair?
Then pray help me along, if you can, roan.
Wood burns in my cause,
But won't burn his paws
For my chesnuts, I'm thinking, my hearty !
" I'm not in his hands.''
Though he understands
The sure game of distracting the Party.
Virginny. I know,
* "Asa unit will go "
For me. and mt only, I may mention ;
if New York likes Wise,
Let her do likewise?
If not, keep Aer out of Convention !
To fight fire with fire,
Is all I require ,
For the South'* been too long dopiiuated ;
Send duplicate sets,
Then take all the bets
You can get that I'll be nominated
Old ' Buck " may struggle,
And call it a juggle,
For he like running a second heat feels.
With him of the track.
I'll beat the whole pack.
And Douglas, the "giant," may kick up his heels.
w. u.
The Sl Louis Republican says the General
Government has made arrangements to reduce
the time for carrying the mails from Independence
to Santa he from twenty to fifteen days.
The increased compensation allowed for this
service is equal to about $15,000 per annntn.
We had supposed that retrenchment was the
order of the day.
The following is the full official vote of Kentucky
for Governor. It is arranged by Congressional
districts :
Bell. Magnttin.
1st district - - - 5,704 9,845
2d do. - - - - 7,112 7,443
3d do. .... 7,024 fi,523
4th do. - - - - 7,200 7,205
5th do. * 6,476 7,793
6th do. - - - - 7,352 7,818
7th do. .... 6,562 5,589
8th do.' .... 6,907 6,909
9th do. - - - - 8,172 8,357
10th do. - - - - 6,930 9,145
Totals - - - 67,445 76,627
Magoffin's majority - - - 9,182
The total vote of the State is several thou
J_ 1 11 - - - 11 Jl L P. '1
sanus larger man ever was poneu neiore in me
A North Carolina " Democratic" paper attributes
the losses of the party to the bad policy
of giving the best offices '/> Old Line Whigs;
and, as a case in point, mentions that the Legislature
unwisely passed over such old and faithful
servants of the party as ex-Senator Reid
and W. W. Holden, in order to reward " the
Janus-faced Clingman." it predicts that Mr.
Clingman will not be re-elected.
The Louisville Journal asserts very confidently
that Mr. J. Y. Brown, the member elect
from the 1st district of Kentucky, and who will
not be of constitutional age to take his seat
at the opening of the next session of Congress,
will not present himself for that purpose, but
wait until the second session. Considering the
ggaroity of Damaaralic vol?*, it will be a rare
example of honesty and conscience, for a politician,
should he fail to take part in organizing
the House.
It is said that the Governor of the Territory
of Nebraska has determined to call a special
session of the Legislature, to provide for calling
a Convention to frame a Constitution for the
future State of Nebraska, to be done as speedily
as possible, so that their organic law can be ratified
by a popular vote, sitid sent to Washington
by the commencement of the next session
of Congress.
Philadelphia Democracy.?Of the seventeen
Democratic candidates for the Legislature
in Philadelphia, about or;e-half, according to
the Press, a Democratic oigan, are rum sellers ">
of another, the Press is gratified to say that
there is no chance of his flection ; of another,
that " he is the same candidate who was defeated
at the last election ; " and of the candidate
for District Attorney, that he was ousted
some years ago "on account of alleged frauds
in certain of the electioi districts." Hopeful
party. *
Texas.?We have Galveston papers to the
16th instant. The Civilian, in speaking of the
late elections throughout the State, says that it
has returns from one hundred counties, in
seventy-nine of which the majorities are in
favor of Gen. Houston, and in twenty-one in
c ?r ??nn^io
IdVUI UI UVT. AC Uliucio. 4
" It is certain that Gen. Houston is about
nine thousand ahead for Governor, and probable
that his official majority will reach ten or
twelve thousand. Clark, deducting his loss
upon the Rio Grande, is still between five hundred
and a thousand aheaf: for Lieut. Governor;
White is about two thoust- nd ahead of Crosby
for Commissioner of the Land Office; and
Hamilton about as many ahead of Waul for
Congress. It is probable that all these majorities
will be maintained."
Referring to the re-elf ^tion to Congress of
Judge Reagan, from t e first district, the
Civilian says that his vot u exceeds auything
of the kind that we ren jmber to have seen,
considering the fact that ,is opponent is one of
the ablest men in Texas, The following samples
of the vote in diffen I counties we take at
random from returns be( e us:
Counties. Keaeun. Ochiltree
Jasper fe - 27 7
Anderson - 7*7 ti 20
Cherokee- . - - 1,130 259
Dallas - - 702 57
Polk .... 500 5fi
San Augustine - 355 84
Shelby - . - 567 14
Smith - * - 858 228
Tyler .... 410 30
Rusk (1 precinct) J 12G 1
Collin - - - . . - 1,125 3
" The only majority for Judge Ochiltree
is jn Harrison, whe?w he has 557 to 245.
The Civilian says thafa large majority of
the members of the Legislature elect, as far as
heard from, are in favor of the re-election of
General Houston to the Senate.
The Nashville Whig nominates the Hon.
John Bell as the candidate of the " United Opposition
" for the next Presidency.
The St. Louis Democrat advocates the nomination
of the Hon. Edward Bates as the candidate
of the Opposition for the next Presidency.
The Charge of Bargain.?Mr. Forney's
paper, the Philadelphia Press, meets the charge
made by the Washington Star, as follows:
" We are astonished that the Washington
Star has allowed itself to admit into its columns
a charge against the Hon. Mr. Sherman,
of Ohio, and the editor of this paper, imputing
to them ' a contract,' or arrangement, in rela
tion to the Speakership and Ulerksbip or tbe
next Horue of Representatives of the United
States. There is not a shadow of foundation
in troth for this charge. The editor of this
paper has never conversed with Mr. Sherman
in relation to the office named, or to any office.
Since they parted at Washington, in 1856, they
have not had conversation on any subject, nor
has there been any written communication,
directly or indirectly, between them. As to
the other gentlemen nt <?ed in the article, the
editor of the Prett is t tppy in the belief that
they are all his personal friends; but the
charge of his attempting to trade off their
votes in Congress is so utterly ridiculous as to
be beneath contempt. The whole story is the
invention of some person who has imposed
upon the editor of the Star. We have got sc
used to wrong and injustice at the hands ol
certain presses, that we should not have noticed
this charge, but that the names of Mr. Sher
man and other gentlemen are mentioned in con
nection with it."
Tampering with Election Returns.?
Some of the Kentucky papers state that, by al
tering returns, and taking the responsibility
of rejecting votes assumed to be illegal, (aftei
they had been received and counted,) the De
mocracy in the fourth district of Kentucky hav<
managed to give the certificate of election tc
Mr. Chrisman. The official returns elected Mr
Anderson, the Oppositon candidate, by thret
majority. The next House of Representative!
will no doubt do justice in the premises.
Oregon Election.?The following is th<
complete vote by counties in Oregon :
Counties Logan. Stout
Lane 532 63i
Clatsop .... 54 3^
Tillamook .... 10 ?
Columbia .... 63 1'
* nuiuiit - tli .IH
Clackamas - 380 371
Marion 1,062 -- 29<
Linn - .... 602 72!
Multnomah .... 563 43'
Polk 254 28'
Wasco 114 23
Josephine .... 211 41!
Umpqua .... 132 4!
Jackson - - - - 218 66!
Curry 54 3'
Benton 222 42!
Coos (reported) 52 6!
Washington ... 356 20!
Douglas - - . - ffiaj. 14!
5,291 5,301
Stout's majority .... !
Ashland Mills, Rovok River Valley,
Oregon, July 27, 1859.
To the Editor of the National Era:
We have just emerged from a warm and ex
citing political campaign. The candidate
were David Logan, of Portland, the Republicai
nominee, and Lansing Stout, of the same place
the Democratic nominee. The latest news wi
have, and which claims to be official, give
Stout the bare majority of nine. This result i;
far beyond the expectations of the most san
guine. We had heavy odds against us. A1
the prestige of the Democratic party, a majori
ty of some 2,00(T to overcome, and all the in
fluence of the Federal officers in the State.
There were several causes united to produci
this effect; and prominent among them was th<
great disaffection in the Democratic party ii
Oregon. There has been a bitter war betweer
the leaders of the party in Oregon, which an
known as the Lane and Anti-Lane parties, anc
the breach has become so wide that it wil
never be healed. There is also a growing dis
position on the part of the people to doubt th<
willingness of the Administration to do justice
to us in relation to the adjustment of our wa
claims. This in fact is the paramount ques
tion in Oregon, and the party that does her jus
tice?for that is all her people ask?will b<
supported, and none others need ask.
The election will perhaps be contested oi
the part of Mr. Logan, as I understand that a
Walla-Walla precinct, that gave Stout twenty
four majority, the judges of election #ere sworr
in bv officers from Washington Territory. Anc
~ J - o - - -- J ~
in another precinct that gave him a majority, thi
poll books were not certified to. The mai
waits. J. m. m.
Items Telegraphed from Washington.
Washington, August 26.?Sixteen candidate]
have recently passed a satisfactory examination
and will be warranted as third assistant eugi
neers. The unusually large number of steam
ers added to the navy during the past year ren
ders an increase of such officers necessary.
No definite action has yet been taken in the
case of Quartermaster Cross, as recently invest
igated by a court martial. The delay is o*in?
to the absence from Washington of the Secre
tary of War.
Air. Greenwood, Commissioner of Indian Af
fairs, has received a dispatch, announcing the
arrival at Leavenworth of the children sparee
from the Mountain Meadow massacre. Thei
will at once be taken to Carrolton, Arkansas
near the point from which the expedition wit!
which they were connected get out, and then
be restored to their friends.
The Assistant Secretary of State is absent ii
Maine. _
Boston, August 26.?The steamer Etna, fron
Liverpool, with advices to the 13th, (same a
the America, at Halifax,) arrived here thii
morning at an early hour. She, however, saile<
at night on the 13th, twelve hours after th<
The Zurich Conference had resolved to pro
long the armistice until the ratification o
It was reported that the foreign Ambassa
dors at Paris would refuse to attend the fetes, i
the colors taken from the enemy were allowe<
to be carried in the procession.
The Bank of France gained 67,500,000 franc
during the month of July.
The three per cents had declined at the Pari
Bourse to 69f. 25c.
A vangue rumor was in circulation, tha
Prince Napoleon was to be made Sovereign o
The collision between the Austrian and Rus
aion snlrliprs at Frankfort was of a serious char
acter, bat it was believed that no lives were lost
The King of PruBsia was not expected t<
live much longer.
Spain has resolved to increase the fortifies
tions of Cuba.
The British Parliament was prorogued on th<
C. Lennox Wyke has been appointed by tin
British Government Envoy Extraordinary t<
Central America.
The Atlantic telegraph shares are quoted a
The Paris correspondence of the Londoi
fiapers says that the Emperor is about to pub
ish a political amnesty, including Changarniei
Louis Blanc, and Ledru Rollin.
The advices from Italy indicate seriou:
troubles in the Dukedoms. Secret emissaries o
the fugitive Princes were fomenting discord, bu
the people generally were bitterly opposed t<
the return of the Dukes, and Farini, the dicta
tor of Modena, threatens to level Modena to th<
ground, sooner than see the Duke restored bj
The Queen's speech on the prorogation o
Parliament says, the war in Italy having beei
concluded, England has been invited to tak<
part in a conference of the great Powers
should one be held. But no sufficient informa
tion on the subject to admit of a definite replj
had been received. The Queen would rejoici
at being able to contribute to a lasting peace
Her Majesty rejoices at the complete suppres
sion of the Indian rebellion, ana promises tc
give serious attention to the internal improve
ment of India. Her Majesty gladly assentec
to the bills providing for the naval and militar]
reserves, regarding permanent national defencei
of paramount importance. %
The Times, of Saturday, says that securitiei
had gradually become weaker, and quotes a de
cline in consols of one per cent. The Indiar
and Russian loans caused heaviness in the
The steamship Great Eastern was formallj
advertised to leave for Portland early in the
month of September.
The Daily News says that the strike among
the men belonging to the Building Association
was likely to last long.
The news from Italy is contradictory. The
Lirerpool Post gives die following resunU: The
rumors established yesterday, that the Red Republicans
had obtained an advantage over the
Annn/1a of Ar^nv in Pawma nn/1 *kA Diai)
11 ituuo VI wiuvi ?u a 1IUO) OilU Ulttt tilts A 1CV1montese
had been driven from that city, is confirmed,
partially, by the news received from
Austrian official sources.
The Provisional Government of Tuscany issued
a proclamation to the people before the
elections took place, calling upon them to enable,
bv their conduct, the Emperor Napoleon
to do lor Italy what he intends for their good ;
and it is stated, besides, that they have sent a
special envoy to Berlin, to obtain the consent
of the Prussian Government to the removal of
the present dynasty. With regard to the question
as to who is to take the place of that dynasty,
a project has been already mentioned,
namely, a marriage between the Grand Dnchess
i of Parma and the nephew of Victor Emanuel
f ofCarignan.
1 In the Duchy of Modena, every indication
seems to be in favor of Piedmont. The people
run in crowds to vote for the dethronement of
Francis V. It is further stated, that the inhabitants
of Modena and Parma have been invited
to the monster banquet which is to take
place at Piacenza, for the purpose of coming
to an understanding upon the three points:
first, the dethronement of former dynasties j
[ second, annexation to Piedmont; and, third,
1 confederation with Tuscany and Romagna, to
} secure common political and military action.
| There is discontent in Italy and disunion in
Germany, and the opinion is gaining strength
i that there are serious obstacles to the establishment
of the proposed Italian Confederation.
; The Disturbed State of Italy.?The intelligence
from Italy does not reassure us of its
final freedom, indeed, from our advices, it
would seem that she is ferther than ever from
| bein^ enabled to exercise her own individual
i ne London rosi remarks that, let Italian
affairs take what tarn they may, the Emperor
Napoleon has, at any rate, drawn one political
result from his campaign, and that is bringing
about the disunion of Germany.
It is stated in the Italian correspondence of
the London Times that Modena and Tuscany
have signed an offensive ond defensive league.
Farini, the dictator of Modena, had assembled
a large force under his orders. The correspondent
of the Times thinks the Emperor of
the French desires to raise up such an opposition
as would render the restoration of the
Duke impossible. The rulers of Central Italy,
mistrusting the lukewarmness of the Modena
party, have called the Red Republicans fo their
News from Florence talks of a new paper,
L'lialiano, started to uphold Prince Jerome
Napoleon as a candiate for the Kingdom of
An extraordinary and significant movement
is taking place in Venetia. The people, hav
ing been abandoned to Austrian tyranny, are
flying into Loinbardy. The emigration has already
taken place on a large scale; people
have abandoned houses, farms, shops?all that
they possessed?to escape the Austrian yoke ;
- and if the coming Congress definitely abandons
s the province of Venetia to Austrian rule, it is
i said that there will be a general exodus of the
t, people.
i Great Britain.?The Great Eastern is to
s make a trial trip to Portland, Isle of Wight, on
3 the 22d inst. From thence she will proceed to
Cherbourg. She will afterwasds proceed with
1 passengers to America on another trial trip.
- When she returns from America, she will be
- placed on the line for which she is destined,
aamely, between England and India, or Aus3
s Harvesting was going on in England and
i Ireland, and the produce is above the average.
i The Builders' News says of the builders'
i strikes:
1 "We have the best reason for believing that
I not more than sixty firms have ' closed,' and
- the number of men ' shut out' has been greatly
i exaggerated. Accordiug to well-authenticated
} information, the number of skilled artisans enr
gaged in the building trades in the metropolis
- ! rl ao a n fit a v (\(\ Ann our) frnm fba Koat on
-! thority we know that not more than 20,000 are
5 i now ' oat.' "
France. ? The Paris Constitutionncl, in a
i eulogistic article on the French array, conveys
t a threat which is considered to be aimed at
England. The writer says: "When once
? there shall have been completed the service of
1 maritime transports which will perform the
- sudden and unexpected throwing of a corps
1 d'armee on the enemy's shore, the enemies of
France, or those who are jealous of her, will
' think twice before provoking her."
The number of Austrian prisoners in France
g at the conclusion of the war amounted to ten
thousand. Of these, one thousand are sent
' home daily through Strasburg.
Riots in Germany.?The military riots at
Mayence have been followed by others of a
more serious nature, in the neighboring city
, of Frankfort, the seat of the German Federal
Diet, where fighting in the streets with sider
arms takes place daily. Tke oombataate are
1 the Prussian soldiers on the one side, and the
Austrian, Bavarian, and Frankfort troops on
the other. This news is not very reassuring
, for the continuance of peace on the continent,
j The London Star's Frankfort-on-Mayn corj
respondent, writing on the 8th, describes a
series of fights between the Austrian, Prussian,
j Bavarian, and Frankfort soldiers, forming the
; garrison. The provocation originated in the
Southern Germans charging the Prussians with
j cowardice in refusing to assist Austria in Italy.
The Northern Germans, however, had become
the most riotous. The writer states that on the
8th, the traffic on the bridge over the Mayn
was stopped, owing to the fighting. An officer
i and others are talked of as killed, and many
s wounded.
s The Papal States.?Advices received from
1 Bologna state that a decree of the Government
b has convoked an assembly, to be elscted by the
inhabitants, in order to express the wishes of
i- the population. Several agents of Mazzini had
f been arrested and expelled. It is asserted that
the conference of Zurich has prolonged the
, armistice indefinitely. The French troops have
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i suspenaeu meir uepariure irom naiy.
Sackville, Aug. 27.?The dispatch embracing
9 the advices of the steamer City of Washington,
which was boarded off Cape Race on Thursday
t by the agent of the associated press, only reachf
ed here this evening. The advices of the steamer
are to the 18th, but, owing to some mismanagement,
the agent got only the dispatch of the
18th, sent from Liverpool to Cork.
The steamer Jura had arrived out.
j The Zurich conference had made no progress
toward the adjustment of the affairs of Italy
since the previous accounts.
The trip of the Great Eastern had been post,
poned to the 15th of September.
The Duke of Tuscany had arrived at Paris,
^ and received a friendly reception from the Em3
All the warnings* heretofore given to the
t French newspapers had been withdrawn.
A great fire at Liverpool had destroyed a large
1 amount of cotton and grain.
The steamer Circassian was passed on
Wednesday by the City of Washington.
' Commercial.?The Liverpool cotton market
closed very dull. The sales on Thursday were
* estimated at 6,000 bales. Breadstuffs also
closed dull, but prices unaltered. Provisions
1 were likewise quoted dull?sales unimportant.
) Consols closed at 95J (<$ 95f.
Quebec, August 28.?The steamer Indian,
* with Liverpool dates to the 17th instant, has
1 arrived.
i The steamers Borussia and North Briton had
i arrived ont.
At Zurich, on the 13th, a conference between
7 the Austrian aud French Plenipotentiaries took
3 place, lasting two hours. A Cabinet courier
* arrived from Paris the same day.
The second Austrian Plenipotentiary, M.
' Messenberg, had not left Zurich for Vienna, as
There was a Te Deum performed on the 15th
7 at Zurich, in honor of the u fete Napoleon."
* All the Plenipotentiaries and members of the
Federal Council, and other dignitaries, were
? present.
The Paris military fete proved to be a very
i grand affair. The entree into the city of the
- troops from Italy, headed by the Emperor, was
quite imposing.
' Napoleon had granted a full amnesty to all
' political offenders. The rumored ReDublican
movement in Parma was contradicted,
r The Paris correspondence of the Daily Netcs
t asserts that the conference is at a " dead-lock."
The Ministeral journal at Vienna, insists very
strongly on the stipulations made at Villafranca
being carried out at Paris.
Napoleon has exhibited symptoms of annoyance
at the conduct of the Court of Vienna,
and recent articles in the Paris journals, in
praise of Kossnth and Garibaldi, are attributed
to this feeling. The grand military spectacle
which had been prohibited in the Paris theatres,
ont of consideration to Austria, had also
been permitted to re-appear.
The Plenipotentiaries held no formal sitting
on the 15th and 16th, but were engaged in the
Lord Russell said in the House of Commons,
prior to the delivery of the Queen's speech;
W?. Mil I
that Mr. Bruce had been sent to Pekin with a
view to the ratification of the treaty with China,
and that it was the intention of the Government
to require the Chinese fully to carry out
the conditions of the treaty.
Lord Palmerston, in reply to a question, said
it was the express desire of the Government to
encourage the formation of a rifle artillery
The nomination of Charles Lennox White as
envoy extraordinary to Central America, and
the rumored cession of territory in Honduras
to Great Britain, had given rise to the impression
that the English Government was seeding
to strengthen its position in that quarter of the
wortd. Sir William Gore Ouseley was about
to be recalled.
Capt. Pember, of the ship John Fvfe, of New
Yode, had been arrested at Liverpool for shooting
dead one of his seamen, named McArthur.
The Latest.?A proposal has been made in
behalf of Mr. Lever, to charter the Great Eastern,
for a voyage out and home, from Great
Britain to America. He offers ?20,000.
France.?The triumphal entry into Paris of
the army of Italy, on the 14th, passed off with
great eclat. The streets were crowded to excess,
and the decorations and illuminations in
the evening were on a crmnH seale The nolHiora
bearing the standards taken from the enemy
received great ovations. The Emperor is said
to have been coldly received in democratic
quarters. .
On Sunday evening a grand banquet was
given by the Emperor to the principal chiefs
of the army; ana at the close the Emperor
made a speech, and distributed medals to all
who were engaged in the Italian campaign.
On the day of the fete, the Emperor pardoned
upwards of eleven hundred persons sentenced
to imprisonment for various crimes.
The Moniteur states that the Emperor having
decided on retaining, for the present, an
army of fifty thousand men in Lombardy, severaUgjrpa,
which fead very much distinguished
themselves in the campaign, could not be represented
at the entree of the troops.
Sille is to be made the headquarters of a
grand military command, with a Marshal of
France as the head.
The accounts from the vineyards are unfavorable.
Over Two Millions in Treasure?Interesting
from the Chiriqui Gold Diggings.
The United States mail steamship Moses
Taylor, which left Aspinwall on the 19th inst.,
with 495 passengers, $2,126,333 "in treasure,
and the Pacific mails, arrived at New York on
Saturday morning. Among her passengers is
Flag-offleer Loug, late in command of the Pacific
squadron, who, with his secretary and
Flag-lieutenant Winslow, returns to the United
States ; also, the commander, officers, and crew,
of the sloop of war Decatur, who arrived at
Panama in the United States sloop Warren.
The United States ships Merrimae, Vandalia,
and Warren, were all in Panama, and the Roanoke,
Sabine, and Preble, were at Aspinwall.
The mails and passengers from New York,
July 5th, arrived in San Francisco on the 28th,
many hours ahead of the opposition steamer
direct, notwithstanding a delay of nineteen
hours at Acapulco, waiting for the Tehuantepec
From California.?The California news is
no later than that brought by the Tehuantepec
steamer at New Orleans. The dates are to the
5th inst.
The San Francisco papers are full of politics.
The excitement is at fever heat.
Miss Avonia Jones was playing at the American
fireelev arrived at Saoratnanto r?n tha 1st
He made a speech.
Central America?From the Chirimi Diggings.?The
Chiriqui excitement still continues,
and several vessels had left Panama for the
region of new discoveries. Mr. John Power,
one of the editors of the Panama Star and
Herald, is among those who have left, for the
purpose of making a personal inspection of the
state of affairs, and reporting the result in his
The latest uews from the region is given in
the Star of the 18th inst., as follows:
"The schooner Josefa arrived in port on the
night of the H?th instant, bringing news from
DatM to the 12th inst. The reports continue
- toWof a Wgfclrfhvorable character, ftnd large
quantities of gold continue to be taken out of
the graves. The party who went up to Chiriqui
in the Josefa on tne 20th July, for the purpose
of digging, are so well satisfied that they have
concluded to remain, notwithstanding the heavy
rains which prevail at this season, and they are
now successfully engaged at the diggings.
" Mr. Hawes, who has returned for the purpose
of taking up another stock of goods, has
brought down a quantity of very splendid specimens.
He calculates, after a careful investigation,
that he has seen at least two hundred and
thousand dollars worth of these gold images
in the houses of poor people in David, but
he thinks there must be a great deal more he
did not see, as they are very shy about exhibiting
them to strangers.
" It is strange, that among all the variety of
figures which have been found, there is not one
which represents either a horse, cow, pig, dog,
cat, or any other domestic animal?strong proof
that they were made by a race who existed
prior to the introduction of these animals to
this continent.
" The country appears in many places to be
covered with graves for miles, and it is thought
that there will be plenty of occupation for thousands
of people when the dry season sets in,
which will be in the end of December.
" At present it would be unwise for foreigna-rn
tn crr\ tViprp_ tfepv urmiU in all *-** /-?KoKilifwr
get fever from exposure to the rains, and they
could make little progress in prospecting, owing
to the swollen state of the streams. We would
therefore recommend persons in the United
States, who contemplate seeking a fortune in
Chiriqui, to remain at home until December,
or early in January, when they will have several
months of dry weather before they can be
traversed without any difficulty. We learn that
the Prefect extended every hospitality to the
foreigners visiting David, and has allowed them
free use of his lands to dig on.
M The province of Chiriqui is one of the most
healthy and beautiful districts of New Granada,
and the temperature is so cool that blankets are
required at nights ; and, now that we have received
satisfactory confirmation of the reports
already published, it will be by no means astonishing
to see a rush there as soon as the
rains cease.
" Provisions are reported as being both cheap
and abundant, without any prospeet of a rise,
as the country abounds in rice, corn, cattle, Ac.
"Since the foregoing was put in print, we
have seen a quantity of the earthenware curirinitwn
brought from Chiriqui by Mr. Ilawes.
" They consist of water jars, cooking pots,
images of men and women, Ac., all of beautiful
workmanship, and many of them painted
with strange devices. Among the rest is a
large stone for grinding maize; it is carved in
the shape of a tiger, and is a rare specimen.
" The entire lot would be highly prized either
in the States or Europe, and it is to be hoped
that before long some light may be thrown on
the history of the strange race of people to
whom these antiquities belonged, for as yet
even the age in which they lived appears to be
veiled in mystery." I
Annexed in an extract from a letter from
Mr. J. Hawes, one of the adventurers. It is
dated at David, on the 2d instant:
" Nearly every grave has more or less gold
in it, and a? there are many thousands of these
graves or' huacas' all over the country, nothing
is wanting but labor to bring the gold out.
The images are found from twe-to four feet below
the pottery, and the latter is found some
four feet below the surface. No bones are
found in the graves, and only small traces of
human hair. I have purchased some very curious
articles of pottery and gold. I think the
aborigines valued copper more than gold, as all
the copper images are much finer wrought than
those of gold. Many of them bear unmistakable
signs of Chinese figures. One gold image has
the ' almond eyes ' peculiar to the Asiatic race.
" One Indian, who brought in some six pounds
of gold images, says that there is a ' Sierra de
loa Muertoe ' in the interior, where the gold is
aa plenty as rocks, and where the Indian Rings
are all buried ; but that no white man can go
there, as the Indians are very brave, and hate
the pale-faces. < For a tip cup, one of the Indians
promised to show me a place where gold
was is the rock plenty as the rock itself.
** I have seen some gold dust and some gold
quarts, but pot enough to make me believe that
any one has discovered the mipes where the
gold waa taken from, from which allXhese ' huacas'
are filled. One Indian says that he can
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take me in four days to a ruined city where the
houses are built of stone, and some of them
have gold nails in the walls, and where they
put gold pots in the graves laiger than his head ;
but I made a large discount on what he said, as
I had just given him a drink of pure American
brandy. The quantity of gold which comes in
daily proves beyond a doubt that great quantities
exist somewhere near here."
In Nicaragua, Congress assembled in extraordinary
session on the 21st of July. The message
of President Martinez states that the relations
between the Republic and other Central
American States continue on the most amicable
footing. The correspondent of the Star and
Herald writes:
" The American treaty passed the Senate on
the 22d, and the Chamber of Deputies on the
25th, and the Lamar-Zeledon Convention, as
modified by the United States, is now confirmed.
It experienced no opposition, as every
one was anxious to sec the question between
the two Governments settled."
The Death of Ex-Speaker Davis.?The
death of the Hon. John W. Davis, of Indiana,
was briefly mentioned yesterday. He died on
the 22d instant, in the sixty-first year of his age,
of an attack of dysentery. Mr. Davis was a
native of Cumberland county, Penn., studied
mediciue in Baltimore, and at an early age
emigrated to Indiana. A writer in the Constitution
gives the following brief sketch of his
public career:
" He was for many years a member of the
State Legislature of Indiana, and Speaker of
the House of Representatives of that State.
? a j- ? ? ? - * - "
-tviterwaruB, ne was eiectea to congress, where
he served for twelve years, and was Speaker of
the House of Representatives in 1846. On hi^
retirement fronr Congress, Mr. Polk appointed
him Commissioner to China, and subsequently
Mr. Pierce appointed him Governor of Oregon
Territory. This latter position he resigaed after
a few months service, and returned to Indiana,
where he was again elected to the Legislature,
and again chosen Speaker of that body.
" Mr. Davis was President of the Baltimore
Convention in 1852, which nominated General
Piercwfor the Presidency.
" Of a strong and robust frame, no one
dreamed that he would so soon be called away
from us. But the arrows of remorseless death
penetrate alike the strong and the weak."
The Western Corn Crop.?The luxuriant
appearance of the growing corn throughout the
West is the subject of general remark. The
Cincinnati Commercial says:
" The prospects for a corn crop of full average
yield throughout the region of country about
which there was recently so much apprehension,
have been well reassured by the generous rains
of the last two weeks, and the increased amount
of land planted throughout the West will make
the yield of this great staple, if present anticiKationa
are realized, much greater than ever
efore gathered. We are informed, by a gentleman
extensively engaged in farming in the
central portion of the State, that there are farmers
who will willingly contract for 3,000 to
5,000 bushels of corn, deliverable monthly after
the crop is fully ready to be marketed, at sixty
cents per bushel. Tnis last of the year's promises
ot fullness should indeed inspire our unreserved
gratitude. Prices must be submitted to
by producers that will set the wheels of commerce
in motion, relieve the country of debt,
J _ C. I / ._ iL ?*- <*
tutu esutuusu & iirm uhnih iur toe resuaipuon 01
a new career of prosperity and progress."
Condition of the Treasury.?The following
is a statement of the condition of the Treasury
of the ^United States, made up to the 22d
Treasury balance - $4,122,008.71
Amount of receipts - ? 1,006,003.04
Drafts paid .... 1,444,358.73
Drafts issued .... 1,607,312.59
Amount of reduction - - - 1,309.55
In Caldwell county, Texas, the white Malaga
grape, grafted on the common mustang of that
State, has proved a perfect success. No larger
bunches or grapes more uniformly ripe than
samples of these Texas grapes could be produced.
Lynch Law in Kentucky.?Jesse Williams,
an old and wealthy citizen of Caldwell county,
who has been under guard at Princeton, charged
with murder, stealing, and cruelty to his slaves,
was taken from jfci! on Thursday night, and after
being carried off a distance cf seven utiles,
was hung by ^party of citizens. His two sons,
John and Jftiqes, who Rre also guilty of numerous
crimes, escaped death by absconding.
About the same time, Dr. Singleton, and
Messrs. Mansfield, Morse, and Straumal, supposed
to be connected with Williams in his villainies,
were severely punished, and ordered to
leave the country.
Arrjvaj. of tbk Mountain Meadow Children.?A
despatch from Mr. W. C. Mitchell,
the agent in charge of these children, states
that they have arrived safely at Fort Leavenworth
in excellent health, and that arrangements
were immediately to be made for restoring
them to their relatives and friends. There
were seventeen in aft rescued, but only fifteen
were brought to Fort Leavenworth?two having
been detained at Salt Lake City for the
purpose of giving testimony in relation to the
massacre of their parents and friends.
Arrival of Ex-President Pierce.?Boston,
August 27.?Ex-President Pierce and wife
arrived in the America.
Rev. Dr. Dana, an eminent Presbyterian
clergyman of Newburyport, died this morning.
IJis age was 89 years.
Ex-Governor Seymour, of Connecticut.?
Boston, August 27. ? Ex-Governor Seymour,
of Connecticut, who came passenger in the
America, is now at the Revere House, the guest
of a committee of gentlemen from his native
Revolutionary Pensioners.?The following
is a list of Revolutionary soldiers supposed
to be alive, and pensioners on the roil of Maine,
with their ages, in 1859: Job Allen, Cumberland
county, 96 years ; Isaac Abbott, Oxford
county, 97 years; Samuel Ackley, do. do., 94
years ; Benjamin Berry, Somerset county, 97
years ; Nathan Doughty, Cumberland county,
95 years ; Ralph Farnham, York county, 103
years ; Amaziah Gondwin, do. do., 100 years;
John Hamilton, do. do., 99 years > William
Dutchings, IJancock county, 95 years; James
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fi i^rauj 4jhiv;v/414 tumuj, .KJ jcara j oiiulii
feathers, Piscataqua county, 96 years ; Edward
Milliken, Kennebec county, 93 years;
John C. Mink, Lincoln county, 96 years; Josiah
Parker, Somerset county, 95 years ; Jacob
Khoades, York county, 95 years; Simeon Simson,
Kennebec county, 94 years; William
'fnkey, Cumberland county, 94 years ; John ,
Sawyer, Penobscot oounty, 104 years ; Foster
Wentworth, Lincoln county, 95 years ; William
Wyman, do. do., 97 yeara.
Literary Taste in tRis Country.?The
people of the United States show a strong predilection
for a light and fictitious literature.
Of two thousand old and new volumes issued
in this country in a year, it is said that about
one-half were works of fiction or imagination.
In France only about one-ninth are works of
the same class, and in England works of fancy
constitute one-seventh of the whole number
Carefully prepared to Monday, August 29, 1830.
Flour and Meal.?Western Canal flour is in
moderate demand, and prices are lower and
unsettled ; sales of 6,700 bbls. at 4.30 {a, $4.45
for superfine State and Western, 4.60 (tv, $4.95
for extra State, 5.15 @ $5.35 for old extra
round-hoop Ohio, 5.40 (m $5.60 for new do., 5.85
@ $6.50 for St. Louis brands, and 5.60 (a. $7
for extra Genesee.
Southern flour is without much change. Sales
of 2,600 bbls, at 5.05 @ $5.45 for superfine
Baltimore, Ac., and 5.50 @ $7 for the better
grades. Rye flour is steady at 3.50 (ai $4.25.
Grain.?Wheat is without important change,
with sales of 17,000 bushels at 1.20 @$1.25
for new red Southern, 1.30 @ $1.40 for white
Southern, and 1.40 @ $1.50 for white Kentucky.
Rye is firmer; sales of 1,900 bushels at 81c. for
new and old. Corn is a shade lower ; sales of
21,000 bush, at 77c. for old Western mixed in
store, 80 @ 82c. for new do. afloat, closing at
81c. for prime.
Provisions.?Pork is better; sales of 1,720
bbls. at 14.50 @ $14.62 for mess, and 10.25 @
$10.40 for prime. Beef is dull and nominal at
the close; sales of 216 bbls. at 5.50 @ $6 for
{>rime, 6.75 @ $7.50 for country mess, 8 @ $10
or repacked mess, and 10.25 @ $12 for extra.
ri- }
Beef hams are lower. Cut meats are firm.
Lard is Bteady; sales of 250 bbla. and tcs. at
10 @ lOfc.
Coffee.?There has been some inquiry to day,
but the sales are limited to 250 bags Rio at 11J
@ 12$c., and 175 bags rejected do. at 10$ (a}
1 Ic. per pound. We quote prime Rio at 11 j (w,
12Jc., good ll$c., fair 11 (g> 1 llo. per pound.
Laguayra 12c., and Java 15 @ 17c. per
Flour and Meal.?We quote Howard Street
and Ohio super at $5.12J, and City Mills do.
at 5 (a) $5.12$ per bbl. We quote extra at
5.25 @ $5.50 for Ohio, 5.50 @ $5.75 for Howard
Street, and at 5.76 @ $0 per bbl. for City
Mills do. We continue to quote corn meal at
4.08 @ $4.12$ per bbl. for City Mills and
Brandywine. Ryu flour is scarce at 4.25 (a,
$4.50 per bbl.
Grain.?There was a good supply of wheat
offered this morning, over 27,000 bushels, and
good to prime was active at an advance of 3
to 5c. per bushel on Saturday's rates, but lower
grades were heavy. We quote white at 1.20
@ $1.25 for fair, 1.30 (a, $1.40 for good to
prime, and 1.42 (al $1.47 for choice ; red sold
at 1.10 (ab, $1.15 Der bushel for pood to nrime
Corn has again advanced; 5,000 bushels white
offered, and sold at 78 (aj 82c. measure ; only
600 bushels yellow offered, and 400 bushels inferior
sold at 76c.; we quote prime at 83 (& 85c.
per bushel. Of oats, 9,000 bushels offered ; demand
brisk at 32 @ 35c. per bushel. Of rye,
300 bushels offered ; no sales reported; we quote
Maryland at 72 (al 75c., and Pennsylvania at
85c. per bushel.
Provisions.?Bacon continues in fair request;
sales to-day of 40hhds.sidesat9jc.,and 20 hhds.
shoulders at $7.68$ per 100 lbs., with a good
jobbing demand at 9jc. for sides, and lie.
per pound for shoulders. Pork?Sales of 50
Lbls. mess at $15.25, an advance of 25c. per
bbl.; we quote prime at 11.50 (aj) $12, and
rump at 10.50 $11,50 per bbl. Lard?We
hear of no sales to-day ; we quote pnfne Western
in bids, and trcs. at 10$c., do. in kegs I2j
((? 12$c., butchers' 11c., and refined I3j (a) 14o.
per pound.
Flour isjiuiet,and fine qualities have slightly
advance* Wheat is firm ; sales of prime red
at $1.20, and fair do. at 1.15 $1.17. Corn
is firm ; sales of yellow at 82 (a> 85c. Oats are
steady at 34 @ 35c.
August 27.?Flour is quiet at 4.65 (a> $4.75.
A large business in wheat, but no change in
quotations. Provisions?There was more disposition
evinced by holders to yield to the
limits of buyers, but few transactions are reported.
G. BAILEY, Editor and Proprietor.
1). R. Goodloe, Assistant Editor.
J. G. Wuittiek, Corresponding Editor.
Vol. XIII. January, 1859.
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Wf would invile the attention of our readers to the new
" Ague Cure " advertised in our columns. It is (torn suck
a quarter an will give the public confidence in its efficacy
; and we have learned from reliable sources that us
virtues will sustain their fullest expectations. Citizens
of the West cannot fail to appreciate the paramount
value to tkrm. of a safe and certain remedy lor this afflicting
distemper without either quinine or minerals, and
consequently without injury to the constitutional health.
We have more than ordinary satisfaction in proclaiming
this r< medy, Lecture we ar#convioced it will answer a
crying want among us, and serve to relieve a great
amount of suffering ? Republican. Warsaw, Indiana.
Rooms or rut National Rkti biican Association,
Washington Cinr, August?, 1PS>
The Rrn-bltcan Association of this city are having
prepared and published, under the ?upcrv:sion 01" lh'Congressional
Republican Executive Committee, a series
of valuable Poi.tual Tract*, compiled principally firm
Congressional and other official record , and containing
facts which arc deemed .mportant to In: presented to the.
attention of the masses, tlat they may be prepared to
vote knowingly on the leading political issue# of the day.
The vctnt of such reliable clb-lil compilations has *
' lone been felt by the party
We desire to ask the co-operation of the chairmen and
members of ihc different " Kepubl ean State Central Committees,"to
give publicity and circulation to these TractsWith
a view to that object, we particular y desire to b?s
furnished with the names find post office address of the
members of each State Committee, and also with a list of
the Republican newspapers in each Shale and Territory,
in order that we may send copies of these Tracts as they
are issued
Ncw?papeTs aie requested to publish these Tracts as
they shall appear, and also to give publicity to this
notice and the terms upon which the Tracts are (jirnished.
Srettary \ationa! Republican Asuociatum
fpilf, rrpublican association of vvash1
INUTON are having prepared Mild published t
t rie* ri Potuicsl Tri?cl?, under llie yuperv icioii of ilia
j Conprerationil Republican Executive Committee, which
it i<rui estly buptd the fneim? of .the Republican omi-*
I wilt lake iiuuieiliatc steps to have put in general circulation.
I They are turuished at the cheap rale of 75 cent? per
huiulri il vopieo, free of postage.
| Tltc following Tracts have already been published :
Tract No. I HOW WE ARK GOVERNED -Be.,* art
cxpo?c of the Frauds and Expenditures of the present
Administration for party purposes.
a complete analysis of the voles on the HumtsuaJ H'ill.
Tract No. 4. THE SLAVE TRADE.?Showing thai the
proceedings and debates during the last session of the
late Congress indicate a most marked deterioration of"
moral sentiment at the South in respect to the African
slave trade, and are fearfully ominous of the nesr approach
of the time when, at any rate in the Oulf States,
that hitherto universally repiobated traffic will be a?
heartily sustained as is the institution of slavery it?elt
In the German Language.
?1.50 per hundred copies.
All orders should be addressed to
Secretary National Republican Association
Washington, D. c.
A full description and terms ot sale of arty or
all of the following farms, with a general descriptiou
of the country near Washingt.n, and
the advantages it offers to emigrants over tha
Western States, will be sent to any applicant i
who encloses one letter stamp to
Columbia Land Ojfice, 68 Indiana art.,
Washtnglon, It. C.
No. 2.?28ti? acres of land, 17 miles
from Washington, adjoining Fairfax Court House,
> irgiuia. vjoou dhck dwelling and modern outbuildings.
A good grain and grass farm. Price
$28 per acre.
No. 3.?722 acres of land on the Potomac,
22 miles below Washington. On it a
comfortable house, a barn, and a steam w-mill.
Wood and timber enoogh can be sold off to pay
what is asked for it. Price $20 per acre.
No. 4.?-3,50 acres of iand in Fairfax
county, Va., about 27 miles from Washington.
Excellent and commodious buildings. As a dairy
farm, it cannot be excelled in Eastern Virginia.
Price $35 per acre.
No. 5.?200 acres of land adjoining
No. 4, and will be sold with it or separate. This
tract has a Rich Vein of Copper Ore on it. Price
No. G.?63 acres of land in Fauquier
county, Virginia, near Piedmont Station. Very
large building ; now used as an academy. Price J
No. 7.?750 acres of land on Acokeek ,
creek, 500 acres in wood. Good buildings. Price
$16 per acre.
No. 8.?1,020 acres of land, Stafford
county, Virginia, two miles from a steamboat
landing and near a railroad. The wood and timber
on it worth double what is asked for the j
I land. The bay and gras3 now yields $800 a
year. Prico $8 per acre.
No. 10.?1,075} acres of land in Va.,
about 33 miles from Washington. A superb estate,
with line buildings. Can be divided. Price
$20 per acre.
No. 11.?1,000 acres of land in Va., j
CO miles from Washington, on navigable water.
$6,000 worth of wood and timber can be cut
from it. Price $12 per acre.
No. 12.?173 acres at Fairfax Court
House, 17 tnile3 from Washingtci. Good bnilding
; 40 to 50 acres in grass. Also, 25 acres, a
wood lot, detached. Price $46 per acre.
No. 13.?200 acres of land in Maryland,
9 miles from Washington, on the railroad to
Baltimore. The buildings aro new, and cost
$4,000. Price $9,000.
No. 14.?450 acres of land in Va.,
64 miles trow Washington. On navigable water,
with good landing. Oood buildings. Price $12 ?,
per acre.
No. 15.?100 acres of land near Fairfax
Court House, Virginia, 17 miles from Washington.
flood Buildings. Priee $21 per a re.
No. 1G.?25 acres, a wood lot 1A miles ?
from Alexandria?a beautiful location lor a suLurban
residence. Price $100 per acre.
No. 17.?255 acres of landv 9 miles
north of Washington, with a good water power
aud plenty of timber. Price $?o per acre.
No. 13.?-110 acres of land, 12 miles
north of Washington, a large brick Louse, stabling,
Ac.. Price $.'f0 per acre.
No. 19.?14 acres, 1 nile from Alexandria.
Brick house, and pin* grounds, $^000.
No. 20.?525 acres. 40 miles from
Washington. Stone buildings. Price $25 per
No. 21.?700 acres, 8 miles from
Washington. Oood buildings. Price $25 per
No. 22.?100 acres, 70 miles from
Washington, on the Potomac. Good buildings.
Price $20 per acre.
No. 23.?348J acres, 30 miles from
Washington. Lime-stone soil. Superior buildings.
Price $48 per acre.
No. 25.?A flouring mill on the Shenandoah
river, 2 miles from railroad. Out of repair.
One-half will be sold for $2,500. Cost of
whole, $12,000.
No. 2G.?500 acres, 3G miles from
Washington, on Orange railroad. Oood building*.
Price $2*1 per acre.
No. 27.?800 acres, 4 miles from
Alexandria. A fine brick house. One of the
best farms in Fairfax county. Price $30 per
No. 28.?250 acres, 17 miles from
Washington, opposite Mount Vernon. Oood
buildings. Price $40 per acre.
No. 29.?85 acres, G miles from
Washington. Fine buildings?house with ten
rooms. Price $6,000.
No. 30.?100 acres. 20 miles frnm
Washington. No build: igs. Price $15 per acre.
No. 31.?240} acres, 3 miles from
Alexandria. Elegant buildings?cost of bouse,
$14,000. Price $40 per acre.
THE remarkable book rautled * IV Impending Crisis
of the South . How to Aim OA?a work ihe wide circulation
of which will have an important bearing on the
l'lesidetial Election of 1 and which ia strongly recommended
by the best and highest aitti-alaeery authorities,
can fx sad, waoloale and retail, at the Smiot Oftee of
the 1 9m, 12 Treats it l street Pnce 91. Sent by
mail, free of postage, for the price. Address
GEO. W. L1#HT,
Boston Qffict N*9m*l ft*, 19 Trentont at., Boston,
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