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She (Times. McGRROOR. FEB. 20, 186" Mala* Ahead. For many years |*et, tho state of Maine lias been tho vjui-guard of radical voting. Others of th« New England states laid down programmes and theories of extrava gance, but because Maine voted first in the elections of Autumn, the Boston and Lowell orators, to say notbii&g of hordes from other towns and of states out of N. E., poured into Maine during a canTass, and by dint of money and misrepresenta tion they have for years succeeded in car IJnnp her vote. Snccess there in. the be ginning of the fait eanv.iss was a big gun Ibr wie balance of the esiinpaign and the 'Abolitionists of that September annual battle ground have heretofore been like flay in the hand* of their brethren of oth er states. Now, however, things are about to change. Maine is out of leading strings. She feels her importance as an initial state in every election and most important When her vote adds to the cheerfulness and Activity of her party affiliants in the Sep tember prior to a Presidential election.— On such occasions "Make way for Maine The Star of the East and many other exuberant und jubilant expressions fill the throats and editorial columns of our oppo nents. Bat Mrtlne is tired of playing second.— A Senator Crosby of their legislature, in a recent speech, among other things of equal Assurance, said "That he believed the sentiment of the people of Maine as in advance of that «Dntained in the resolves of last year de claring the negro entitled to equal civil •hd political rights. It is now in favor of giving the nogro social equality, even to the mtent of marriage." As a Bcquel to Mr. Crosby's remarks, an order was promptly passed ordering the repeal of that portion of the statutes of llaine prohibiting in that state the mar *lage of a white person with an Indian, Hegro or mulatto! Who will now say #mt Maine is behind. Are the Iowa Re publicans ready fo/ the question Vhe Tariff. It may surprise most of our readers to learn that the article below is from the columns of tho Chicago Daily Tribune of fiatuidav, Feb. 10th, 1867. The Tribune as an advocate of Western commercial in terests, has recently discovered that New England and the other manufacturing states of the eastern and middle portions of the Union are disposed to make the farm laborers of this country mere serfs and notwithstanding every concession has been made them in the shape of an increase of duties at every session of Congress, yet, like the horsc-leech of Scripture, they still continue to cry "Give "Give 1" We almost hope that the editor who is hon est and capable enough to write and print the terse and convincing article which fol lows may ere long bid good-bye to many other New England fallacies, which, un der the plea of conscience, have already well-nigh de&tryyed our country. Let the farmer who reads this give it the most careful thought and decide who has been his friend in tho past. The Tribune virtu ally says the protective policy advocated by its party friends is nothing but down right robbery. We believed it years ago. THE "HOME MARKET" FALLACY. The advocates of a TO per cent tax upon the industry of the country, as proposed in the pending Tariff Rill, having been driv en in the argument from one position to another, and knocked from pillur to post, have taken refuse at last in what we may call the Home Market subterfuge. Stated briefly, their argument is that the furmer is so much interested in creating a home market for agricultural products that he can well afford to pay seventeen dollars for ten dollars' worth of goods until that year of jubilee shall roll in. A short answer to this argument would be thskt it is the same as saying that it will be profitable in the end for the farmer to 'raise corn and hire somebody to eat it, because ultimately these parties will eat his corn for nothing. It makes no difference, practically, wheth er the farmer sells his corn for seventy per cent less than its value, or whether he pavs for his goods seventy per cent more than its their value. In either casejie raises his corn and hires somebody to cat it. But there in a broader answer than this. When a man has a thing to sell, he desires the largest possible number of customers for his article. When he engages in busi ness his first inquiry is, "How many peo ple will buy my products?"' He prefers to have ten customers rather than one, and a hundred rather than ten. The home market fallacy proceeds upon the assump tion that it is better to have one customer than ten. Worse than this it assumes that, having one customer sure, it is best to drive the other nine away with a club. The American market is tolerably well se cured to the Ameiican farmer, and he is now advised to drive away, in round num bers, about one thousand millions of peo ple, in all parts of the world, who might otherwise be bidding against each other for the surplus. The mode of driving them away two-fold. By fixing our laws so that we cannot import anything, we prevent ourselves from exporting any thing. Foreign nations cannot take our products unless we take theirs in exchange. '*But they can pay us in gold,1' says some body. No, they cannot. A clipper ship loaded with grain for a foreign port, can not came back loaded with gold. There is no profit in that. Having no return cargo, the ship remains in the foreign port, anf engages in commerce between coun tries which have commercial relations.— And when our foreign market has been wilfully destroyed by the penal legislation of Congress, we hear people denouncing foreign nations because they will not buy our grain. Again, the home market sophistry re quires and pre-su'pposes a stale of nigh prices, which renders it difficult or impos sible for the Atuerioan farmer to couipete with farmers in other countries in raising grain, notwithstanding nature has given him very great advantages over other countries in producing grain—so great, in feet, that not even the penal legislation of Congress can prevent us from raising a surplus of agricultural product*. This surplus, be it great or small, fixes the ttrLca of the whole crop, and always will. The price of the whole crop rises and falls acoording as the foreign market rises and full*. It has always done so and always will. The great grandsons of the farmers of Illinois will not live long enough to see this state of things reversed, no matter how .• high a tariff may be enacted. Keening this fact in view, and bearing in mina the other undisputed fxot that Manufactures Are actually declining and diminishing un der a fifty eight per cent tariff, although they flourished and increased under a fif teen per cent tariff, the American fanner vean form an estimate of the length of time "he will be required to hire people to eat his corn, and the probable rate of wages fie will nave to pay them for service. i —a ii The dbp Committee have reported in favor of $1,600,^00 to improve the naviga tion of thd Mississippi at Pes Moines Rap- Is. and ifcJfVi (VK) at Rock Island. St. L.oula ConTcatton. Messrs. Bass and Merrill, of our city, have returned from St. Louis: they report «i very large assemblage of delegates, and a most interesting time. Our townsmen think that this gathering cannot but rosult in good. Tho St. Louis papers wero filled with the proceedings lor several days. We clip tho Resolutions adopted: we have not space for the details efforts were made to improve all the rivers of the West, but the majority were too sensible to permit this thing. Let us attend to the big job first, the little rivers can be improved any time and at short notice. Here are the resolu tions Mr. Cook, Chairman of the Committee on resolutions presented the report of the committee, and made the following re marks Mr. President and gentlemen of the Convention The committee on resolu tions having honored me with the position of chairman, I report the following reso lutions. Before reading them it may be proper for me to say that at the first meet-4 ing of tho committee no resolutions or any sketch or draft of such drawn up. We came together, Mr. Chairman, without hav ing any expressed opinion on the subject of the proposed resolutions to be present ed to the convention. As a matter of course there was a great variety of propo sitions made: all of them were duly and carefully considered, and were ably discussed and supported before the com mittee. The committee, however, feeling •that this convention had been called for the purpose of securing those improve ment, which were of great importance— of great national importance, unanimous ly agreed upon the following brief report: In order to bring before tfiis convention the distinct propositions to be considered, your committee recommend the following resolutions: 1. That the interests of the whole Mis sissippi Valley require the immediate im provement, bv the National Government, of the Mississippi river from Belize to the Falls of St. Anthony, including especially the bars at the Belize, the upper and low er Rapids, and the removal oi obstructions above those Rapids and also of the Ohio river from Cairo to Pittsburg, and espe cially the work at the Fulls of the Ohio said improvements to secure the naviga tion of said rivers free from all tolls and tributes. 2. That the vast importance of such ac tion as will secure Jhe needed improve ments, at an early day, of the following rivers, is commended to the favorable and earnest consideration of Congress, viz: The Missouri river, from its mouth to Ft. Benton •, the Illinois river the Red riv er The Tennessee river to Chattanooga the Wisconsin and Fox rivers: the Arkan sas river to Fort Smith the Cumberland to Nashville. 3. That when the financial condition of the country may justify, Congress be re quested to cause proper investigations to be made, as to the necessity of improving hereafter, all the other navigable rivers of the Mississippi Valley. 4. That Congress should legislate on the subject of bringing the Missississippi and other navigable rivers of the United States, as will, while recognizing the equal im portance of railroad and river transporta tion, harmonize those interests, by secur ing proper facilities fur both. Your committee recommend in further ance of the following objects, the appoint ment of a committee consisting ol one member from each state represented in this convention, with a sub-committee of five to prepare a memorial to Congress de monstrating the national importance of said objects, and that each member of said general committee report to said sub-com mittee such statistics as will facilitate its work. It is further recommended that the resolutions adopted and the memorial be forwarded to Congress, in the name of this convention hjf iu president, nnd ies thereof be furnished to each Senator and Representative from the states of the Mississippi Valley. A Memorial Committee was appointed, some good speeches were made, and then they adjourned. The members of the St. Louis Chamber of Commerce gave a Grand Banquet at the Lindel House: about 400 participated. B. B. Richards, of Dubuque, in response to the regular toast, "The Federal Union," made one of the most brilliant speeches of his life. Mr. Rich ards was regarded as one of the ablest men of the Convention, and this is no small compliment when it is remembered that every man there as a delegate was a leading representative man at home. We hope the River will meet with the Congressional attention which its immense importance demands. THE POOR.—We learn from Fred. El- mendorf, Esq., one of the committee- on charities, and a good one too, that the Lecture by Rev. Mr. Sloan, drew $75,00 on Monday night. The theme was "Louis Napoleon, and how he became Emperor." Office duties and the eve of our day of is sue kept us sanctumized, and we did not hear the lecture, but it is told us that the Reverend gentleman was very felicitous in language, illustration and historical accur acy. Mr.Sloan is a close student,a good think er, terse writer and a most aggreeable acquaintance. We credit him here with what all know is not flattery, viz: In his addresses, whether Biblical or Literary, he never wearies an audience with long-drawn discourses. He always finishes his subjcct —then he quits some speakers lack either the taste or the judgment to do so. The Band gave the poor the benefit of a musical wake-up and for their liberality they arc entitled to public thanks. CAUCUS. Aottngor, xuwiui Iiiiw—— n igaarrei? On Saturday evening, at KURZ & MILLER'S new store, Masonic Block, there will be a Democratic Caucus for the selection of Corporation Officers. Let every voter be present and express his preference. Those who stay at home and swear afterwards about the nomina tions do not act a part entitled to the name of consistency. Go and participate if your candidate is beaten in caucus, stand up like men and vote the ticket, unless you want a colored victory: in the latter case you should not muster with Democrats at all. The ladies of the Congregational Society will hold a Fair at Cambrian llall on Wednesday evening of this week: it is probable the entertainment will be contin ued on Thursday evening also. Proceeds will go to the benefit of the Society.— Tableaux*, Amusements generally. Fur, Social re-union and Refreshments will be the order. All are invited and we kuow there will be a large attendance. It is ex* pected by the public that the Band will favor the visitors with a reception air or two. Let us go. COMMERCIAL.—Worthington, Warner 1 Co., well and most favorably known in tliis line of latitude, are moving north ward: we learn that they have added an other '-link' to their 1 chain' of Business Colleges. The new link is located at Min» Horn* asd Other Itema. tit (it cop R. Mickle offers to sell all his property, March 13th. See advertisement and large bills At an adjourned meeting of the McGregor Insurance Society on Saturday evening last, Messrs. Arnold, Jordan and Ilayt were appointed a committee to in quire of our business men what amount of stock they will take in the proposed organ ization. It is proposed to make the con cern a Stock Company with capital secur ed. Such an institution, located, at Mc Gregor, would be a valuable addition to our business advantages and we earnestly urge our people to lend their influence and money to the enterprize. There will be a meeting at Esq. Jordan's office on Saturday evening, Feb. 23d, to hear tho report of the solicitors and to organize a Company Maj. A. J. Fallowdown of the Evans, or American House, better known as "Billy," has left the Evans House to spend a month, a year, or a life time, at Bulls Head with W. II. Harding and family. Billy is a general favorite, an old occupant of the Evans, a most attentive assistant and but few men in this city can be missed more regretfully by citizen or traveller than our esteemed friend DOWN. Clark, an old McGregor dry-goods il-rk well known here, died somewhere in Wisconsinjsome time ago: he was sometimes called "Windy," but he was an excellent salesman A farmer in New York writes that by accident he picklcd beef and hams together and that the improvement of both was'such that he has continued the prac tice for years Business is very dull in the Il'y townrf. Iluntting, Fraser, Webb, McKinnie and Ormsby of Cresco, were down here rusticating last week. Mrs. II. surprised BEN fore the caucus on Saturday ni#ht, for Marshal and David Drummond the incum bent will be up for re-election. We have heard no complaint of Drummond a good, steady, attentive, fearless Marshal is the man for us "Bill" Moncrief of North McGregor, left homo on Tuesday morning to see his New York friends. Smooth seas and pleasant meetings On the 27th and 28th of February, there will be sundry horse races on the river opposite McGregor. The money is up, the horses are in training and all the own ers arc confident of success. See posters and put aside 10 cents for expenses Remember the Band Benefit Ball Friday night of this week, at the Cambrian. Wil liams' Band will do the dancing music and there will be a gay time. Our Mc Gregor Band is a most useful, liberal and meritorious institution, and all those who are delighted with their music should take this occasion to help them wind up the last instalment on their instruments we, the citizens of McGregor, honestly owe this debt, and it is our duty to pay it. L. Benton Jr., & Co., keep the finest oysters known to the market. We know from a complimentary experiment Kurz & Miller are excavating a splendid Wine and Beer cellar in the rear of their new store We have the painful rumor that James Cronan and a neighbor were found frozen dead near a load of hay in tho vicinity of their western homes. Mr. Cronan had a great many warm friends in this city we hope it is not true. GREELV.—Rumor Conflict," he will be very successful. The Sccond Volume of the Conflict is before us the first volume was delivered long ago, aud gave excellent satisfaction. This one is also a gem. There are nearly 200 pages in it more than agents were author ized to contract with subscribers, and in all respects it is complete. In it are 72 portraits of prominent men of the war, di agrams of the principal battle-fields, and a large map of the Seat of War. Mr. Greely has excelled all in his History, and a careful perusal of the Conflict" will give the student or general reader a better idea of the beginning, the middle und the end of the controversy than can be ob tained from any other source. Mr. JAMES KILBURN, ATTENTION.—Dr. P. M. Reed, Ag't and Correspondent for the Mil. Daily WUcomnn, is remaining in town for a day or two with a view to look us over nnd photograph McGregor, Its business, Ac., &c., for the Wisconsin. Let all our oitiaens be aware of his mission and aid him in the labor which he haa un dertaken. The doctor will probably call on all cf you. The Wisconsin is a lively paper, and the Doctor is a good pen-painter. 9 1 SERVICES.—Rev. •Cnlgmas. FALLOW- With Bill Harding he will be at home, but'we were not ready to spare him yet. MAJOR, may the God who rewards integrity and social worth, select pleasant paths for you Somebody says if you give hens warm food in winter time, they will lay eggs as fast as in summer. An other somebody says that the cut end of a potato with brick-dust accompaniment will clean knives beautifully. Joel Van Orman is in Washington,D.C., attending to some private business. Be fore leaving home he told us he expected to go ns far south as North Carolina be fore he returned Mr. Foster trapped a large catamount lately near his place on Pleasant Ridge hie cat-ship had lived on chickens in that neighborhood sometime. a few weeks ago with a lit tle domestic party it weighed 8i lbs. and was of the male persuasion the "Deacon" has quit preaching and is now breaking himself in as night-watch Frank Mc Kay, formerly of this office and of North Iowa, generally, is Foreman of REED We confess a liking for enigmas, though a recently-received one is made up of so much 'curiosity' in Dictionary," Greek, Latin, French and other languages we do not well understand, that we decline to give it publication. Individually we pro fess ability to answer any fair enigma, but Our last is answored by Guess Who," of Lake City, Minnesota—we can guess— by G. A., Lansing, and by—we forget the signature of McGregor. Answers all correct viz: "EMILY Well, here is another riddle V. I am composed of 22 letters. My 10, 21, 4, 12, 12, to leave. My 22, 16, 7, 3, a number. i My 5, 8, 17, 6,11, 9, a bird. My 10, 11, 17, an ancient God. My 12, 8, 7, 3, 10, 18, 22, is playetFAi!^. My 2, 11, 5, 3, sustains life. My 12, 4, 5, is often seen. My 15,16, 9, I, 14, 17, 3, in Switzer land. My IS* 4,10, 8, 30, 9, found in Boston. My whole is a moat important annual event in tho West. Bmlatu and Parusal. Miss C. Baird is sole proprietor of the Millinery establishment See her new ad vertisement, and avail yourself of her su perior tact and long experience in fixing your liead-rigging. The faces of ladies are pretty, by nature, but a little tasteful arrangement bonnet-wards, puts the young wife-hunters out of all reserve and they propose. The N. W. REED'S is a democrat without guile Several weddings are ex pected between now and April 1st Mrs. Gen. Sickles is dead had she left this world before the dreadful rencontre which resulted in the death of Keycs by the hands of her husband, it would have been better for her history. We hear of no candidates at our ap proaching election except for Marshal.— The Mayoralty is'nt profitable a bit but somebody will probably want "the hon or." Judge Leffingwell may as well ac cept it for another term VERHEI las. St. Cloud Times, one of the best papers in the "Clear-Water" state. is be Company is before you in a new Adv. of large proportions. This Company is walking forward to a position which is beginning to be the envy of many other Iowa companies. Why is this? We tell: Its Officers are above doing a mean act: they take only good risks: they pay all losses without a twelve-month jaw about it, and personally they are as social as they are sound financially. Mister Armstrong haB found his Dic tionary. Frank Coyle, the stage man to Lansing, discovered it and transferred it to J. G. If Capt. Contal is married—and we al most know lie is—we are without the doc umentary evidence, and therefore cannot speak about it. The Journal of Chicago calls the Trib une copperheadish on the Tariff! Funny, ain't it? Rev. Mr. Jackson is in England, on his xeturn from India: he will be welched here in April we hope. II. B. George has sold his U. States (West Union) saloon to P. Crane or Thompson of that place. II. Baker sends us a Clinton Herald fill ed with nothing but Clinton, its history, its business and its pretensions. Must be an immense town, Horace SPIRITS.—On WILLIAM has it that Horace is *to become Post Master General, vice A. W. Randall, about to resign. If Greely does as well in charge of the mails as he has done in his elegant work, The American Saturday evening, Sun day at 2, and in the evening, Mr. Rice, a Spiritual or Trance lecturer, entertained quite large audiences at Cambrian Hall. We were not present. We learn that he disclaimed any intention to hurt the feel ings of those who profess Christianity commended tho teachings of the Savior as the ultima of moral excellence, &c., Ac., hut that he satirized the stories" of the old Bible, and ridiculed tho miracles of the New Testament, most particularly the Conception. Our skepticism is bad enough, but it is honest and unobtrusive we seldom push it into the faces of others, for the reason that it would not benefit a friend to pos sess it. The world is pretty tough with all the restraint which moral and religious bodies load it with—how much "tuffer" would it be if there were no restraint at all Ben Franklin said to Paine, on a public occasion, Friend Paine, do not unchain the tiger Mr. Rice is a talented man, and he probably pleases large numbers of his hearers, but he can be employed better than in ridiculing the cherished ideas of so many millions of his most enlightened fellow creatures. He who can swallow the curiosities of Spiritualism, Clairvoy ance, Trance, &e., &c.} should not hesitate a moment when THE FIRES.-*-At Stwi Mild Items. spare us from rebuses, arbitrary anagrams, ejected from their houses and being unable mis-spelled Ary-words, "flash" terms, transposed sentences, blind answers, 4c., A*c. To publish riddles" as all this sort of investigation is classed, the editors mtisf be given or aware of the key, other wise something offensive to good taste might be inserted innocently. So much for that. ELIZABETH O'BRIEN." The lady is a resident of JCLESBURCH, on the Plains but she will never cease to be a favorite of her many acquaintances in McGregor. Capt. O'Brien, by the aid of a Clergyman, and in presence of a host of witnesses, stole her away" from our city. Bible is handed him. We understand he is intending to lec ture here again in a few days—let him consult the good of society rather than the display of sarcasm or the gratification of spleen against that best of all religious systems'which is known to humanity. Pr. du Chien last week, the Ilolton Warehouse was burned, together with the buildings adjoining. Loss ,000. It is said that G. L. Moore of this city, dealer in Grain, Flour and Feed, lost sev eral hundred bushels of oats which he had bought on the Wisconsin side and had stored in Ilolton's Warehouse his oats Insurance ran out a few days before the fire. LIGHT the canvasser for Clayton and Fayette Counties, is deliver ing the 2d volume now. Persons can yet order through him. No one who desires a concise and tolerably impartial history will consent to be without The Conflict.' has our sympathies and thote of all others who know how worthy and industrious a man he is. On Wednesday morning last, the Car Shop of the McG. W. R'y was burned.— The fire must have commenced business about 12. Loss $25,000—some say partly insured. The machinery, mechanic's tools, and a number of half-finished cars were all reduced to ashes. Well, the Company is a stout, young, prosperous lot of humans and this little loss won't set them back. SxftQau and SHERWIX ain't dead WEATHER, Mr. Palmer is expect ed to reach home so as to preach on Sun* day next, in the Baptist Ohureh, SX.—Rain, warm, flood— then freeze and snow. March and April mixed. Can't tell what nczt. Crossing Po*k and wheat arrive iu quantities so email as scarcely to make a market.— Wheat 1.30 to 1.75, Pork 6.50 for fair average. Business at a stand still. Icr..—Remember Henry Boyle is ready to supply the citizens of WtUtie* winter and summer. Our state claims $750,000 from the gen ?ral government A new trial is granted in the Stewart divorce case The pecu niary stringency is so great in Pitt county, N. C., that the people recently compelled the sheriff to burn up all his writs and ex ecutions returnable at court, refusing to be to pay. Desolation is evident all over the state. The legislature has passed a relief bill, postponing the payment of debts for twelve months The Postmaster General is engaged in preparing a new postolliee directory, to contain a list of all postoffices in the United States, up to January first, 1S07 Castle Thunder, Virginia, is again s tobacco manufactory Switzerland ex empts its railways from taxation The total annual productions of diamonds is $1,400,000 The Academy of Music in Milwaukee is said to be a non-paying in stitution and will be rented to the Y. M.'s Association or made iuto offices It is rumored that Horace Greeley will be ap pointed Postmaster General in the event of Randall's retirement Mary Harris, who shot hcrlovor, Burioughs, in the Treasury* *wo years ago, and was acquitted by the jury which tried her, has just beeg com mitted to the Insane Asylum in Washing ton. Hartford the half capitol of the land of steady hadits," has only one grog shop to every fifty inhabitants William B. Astor has just given $50,000 to the -Astor library, which his father founded 'at an expense of $400,000 and to which the son had before given over $100,000. Luey Stone, in a lecture in Bangor, recently, said: "We hear of hen-peeked husbands, but nothing at all about roos terpccked wives." That's true, Lucy," says an exchange, "and the less we hear about that the better Minnesota owns $21,652,704 worth of live stock Wis consin is to have five Supreme Court Judges Fifteen feet of land in London sold for §215,000 The Minnesota legis lature is taking steps to call a convention to revise the state constitution Dr. Cheever'8 church in New York has been sold to Tiffany & Co., who will ercct a store on the site. The Kaw Indians finre ceded their lands in Kansas to the United States and are to remove to the Indian Territory Cabinet changes are again rumored at Washington. Ten thousand dollars have been ap propriated by the House, at Washington, to pay the expenses of the Judiciary Com mittee in the impeachment folly Gen. Sheridan has returned to New Orleans to resume command of tho South West Fifty dead bodies have thus far been taken out of the skating park at London where the recent great disaster occurred The Chicago Evening Journal's London corres pondent describes the destitution and suf fering among'the poor of England as ter rible, and bread riots are threatened.— Much is being done, however, by charity, for the relief of the sufferers It is un derstood that Gen. Grant expresses sur prise at the intimation that lie approves of the military government bill. He deems it unwise, as the provisions would proba bly bring him in conflict with the executive, his immediate constitutional superior. He also expressed a conviction that some bill reorganizing the civil government with the military to protect and aid should be adopted at the earliert moment Hart L. Stewart has withdrawn bis defense in the Stewart divorce case in the new trial grant ed the plainiff. The first register of votes in Georgetown, D. C., shows 1,113 whites to 880 colored John C. Calhoun's old homestead in South Carolina is to be sold at auction on the 4th of March Mr. Davis asked leave to offer an amend ment to Mr. Wade's proposed one term constitutional amendment, for the purpose of having it printed. It provides that each state shall, on the first Monday in January proceeding the expiration of the present term, nominate to congress-one of its citi zens for the office of president. The two houses shall meet in November, and pro ceed to elect from these candidates, drop ping the lowest on eacff ballot, and the person elected shall The LRlrit. PriIM not be eliguble lor re election. Ordered to be printed The Xelson (New Zealand) Examiner, in re porting the execution of Burgess, Levey Kelly, three Thug-like murderers, says: "It has been a matter of dispute amongst medical authorities whether death in sueh cases is caused by strangulation or by dis location of the spinal column. The necks of the three malefactors were, therefore, dissected by Drs. Williams and Cussack, and it was satisfactorily proved that death had resulted in each case from strangula tion, the spinal column being found to be perfect in every instance—thus setting this much vexed-question ut rest Calenso has written a long letter in which he at tempts to prove that the primitive chris tians offered no prayers to Christ A Washington writer says: While Banks was •making his speech in the house the other day, a member not understanding the drift of the policy he was advocating, said to Thad. Stevens: "What does he want?" "What said Thad., "why, he wants brains." Reports from the plains still indicate a prospect of Indian trouble the cvming summer From a careful esti .vinate made from the figures given in a new directory the Herald fixes the inhabitants of Dubuque at 21,240 .Geo. Ilyer and D. W. Fernandez have retired from the publication of the Madison Union which will in future be proprietored by I. V. Montanye, who, with Col. Calkins, a mem ber of the retiring firm, will conduct its editorial columns. jjood except at the river banki. Trade very dull here as at all other placer^' anything published, or to be published soon, will meet his prompt attention. Mu sical Instruments of all kinds«nn be ob tained of him at us low rates as the trade will allow. Send for catalogue. "'Ml' .i mi Mr .. if Trff Music.—II. N. Ilempsted, 410 Main St., Milwaukee, favors us frequently with mu sic the last instalment was a stunner— DO less than eight pieces of new and, ouxp our lady-friends say, beautiful music. Wo are not hefty on those crooked, black, long tailed little chaps which represent time, motion and sound, but when they are placed within reach of a player we can listen forever to their vocal and instru mental illustration. Ilempsted has built up ft large business in music and Musical instruments, and .personally tre know that orders to him for See the Outride of this paper if you wank to freeze your blood in eowteinplatMHl of western snow horrors. 1!' The vessel having Surrntt on board arrived at Ft. Monroe on the 17th, nnd, call for public ™V"ke. n u ... m. be in harmony with tl loft direct for A\ aslungton The Mis- sissippi river is open as far upas Quin- oy, 111 One of the Washington pa pers pro fosses to have positive infor mation that member of the cabinet lias tendered his resignation, but that it has not been accepted. It is generally understood that this refers to Postmas ter General Randall, but it is untrue. The friends of the tariff*l»ill are feeling alarmed for its safety. It was expected to go before the House on Monday, and if not passed before to-day, will be poeketed by the President At a re cent Fenian outbreak in Ireland, 140 Fenians were arrested. It is said the excitement is over and the insurrection suppressed 5riic great flood in the Western rivers continues. The Illinois river has not been BO high ill thirty years as it is now. MCGRECOR PRIZE CONCERT." PATRICK.—Messrs. P. The that the whole namW of t,cVet» w,l bo 1 sure sale of every tickct and to satisfy the (almost) universal demand for Club llates the proprietors offer the following liberal rates to clubs, viz: 11 tickets for $10 from 2o to 100, 10 per cent, discount from 100 up, 15 percent, discount. With these liberal rates we trust those desiring tickets will exert themselves to form clubs in every locality and send for tickets. The time is now short and there will postponement. McGregor, Feb, 18,1867. FRENCH tickets to this enterprise are now going off like "Hot Cakes," and although the time those who go' from compulsion of duty! for tho coneert nnd the dr.™* of the 'FASN.S0 i. drawing ne»r, the prospect sold before that time (April 10th) but to i i patent—for changing, raising and lower place the matter beyond doubt and to make if., ,: ., be no k GILMORB. Fury and Wm. Schmidt have engaged the Cambrian for March ISth, to do honor to the memory of Ireland's Patron Saint. The dances will be so arranged as to accommodate all atten dants. Cotillion, Polka, Waltz, Schottis clie, Country Dance, Firemans, Tempest, be introduced on that evening. It is be lieved that the fullest house of the season will assemble to see St. Patrick properly respected. March 17th. comes on Sunday, —heuce, we must do our rejoicing on the next night. Tickets will he out iu a few days. When the Odd Fellow and the ?Ii isonic Halls are completed in Masonic Block, it is supposed each Order can show as pretty a suite of rooms as can be exhibited in the State. VAN DYKE er. Persons wanting wood may be supplied by leaving their orders with Henry Boyle. IXDIANS.—These prairie and forest ter rors of the West are as full of signs as the ancient Egyptians. A few of the tribes are named below: The Cainanche or "Snake" makes a waving motion of the hand, imitating the crawling of a reptile. The Cheyenne or "Cut Arm" draws (he hand across the arm, to imitate cut ting with a knife. The Araphocs or Smellers by seis ing the nose with the thumb and loretin gcr. The Sioux or Cut-Throats by draw ing the hand across the throat. The Pawnees or Wolves" by placing the hand on each side of the forehead, with two fingers pointing to the front, to represent the narrow, short ears of the wolf. The Crows by imitating the flapping of the bird's wings with the palms of the hands. CONOVER.—Being February 6th, '67. 538w3 THE END OF TIIE AVORI.D.—A disciple of the prophet Miller has ai rived! at the conclusion that the present ymr is wit ness the end of all things eftthlv. The result is reached by a mathematical pro cess. The square root of the cost of Eze kiefs chariot was 8,503. From this, ex tract "prophetic value" of "scarlet lady of Babylon,"' 1,289, and we have 7,2SJ. Take from this, cube of the ram mentioned by tho prophet as pushing westward," 4,757, and we have for remainder, 2,.x24. Deduct from this the number of beasts'' mentioned in the Apocalypse, 077, and we get the result 1807, the year in which the end of the world takes place 1 Lord North detested music, and was asked to subscribe to the ancient concert?. He refused. "But your lordship's brother, the Bishop of Winchester, subscribes" urged the applicant. "If I were as deaf as he, I would subscribe, too," was the reply. S A. .1. II. ('iinu'ii —Church drop lias reach ed such an extravagance in our days as to It would seem to in harmony with the life and teachings 0j-jesus ,.T ... i, i Spanish and the mixed races from the western borders ell, everything in the dance way will is the ornamental paint MERWIN the Carpenter. Goon.—1TheSparta (Wis.) Ecttftc says that the paper mill located there will commence the manufacture of printing!L,nJh^ paper early in the spring. This is good news for all the printers in Central Wisconsin, as the present uncertain mode of getting a supply of paper from Chicago or Milwaukee is sometimes provoking.—Jackson Co. (Wis)Banner9 FIRE! FIRE!—See that advertisement about the 6ale of a Fire Engine. Now is the time to pitch in. It is sold under pressure and can be bought for hulf-price. Christ that simplicity be the rule 0f (jres8 ,n his courts: instcad'.bowevcr,the elegance of church dress is so great that wc'nmst conclude that either vanity finds a school in the church, or the purse ren dered consequential in the house ol God. Humility is the one great lesson ol Chris tianity—humility in thought and external appearance—but when the church becomes the theatre for display and affectation, this lesson it would seem, is despised. It is to potent that, in Ilis house where in all before llim are equal, there exists an aint-Christ-like caste, the existence of which is-evidenced by the extravagance of dress, which gives birth to pharisccism. tyranny, and all uncharitablencss. How much more apropriate in this place is a simple costume, of some modest and chaste color IIow apropriate to illustrate that one day out of the seven—"the day of rest"—is indeed devoted to Christian offices, and that one day is selected in which worMliness nnd the persuit of van ities are swallowed up in being honest to religious profession Then would we be able to determine (for I only appeal to the serious) who go to see and be seen," and MIL.,Scott of Prairie mnmlfllctori F| Min_hi, ing the seivcs, making them independent of each other. This, together with other at e improvements, makes it the best mill now in use for cleaning grain, and grass seed of all kinds. H. B. MALOVI & Co., Agents, 5S8m3 McGregor, Iowa. Lftdicstan ruceire a box of Dr. Vdpau'a Pills liy mail, ROHI«1 from the eyes of tho i.tiblic, liy enclosing one dollar ami six pimtnge Mntiijm to M. W.Macomber Uouural Agent for u» at Albany, N. Y. [From the Manchester (N. II.) Mirror.] TlwW liitc Pine Compound lias become one of til* ft.iiiditril medic ines of tlm day it is th« best 'on«b Remedy we ever knew. We have never lieen without il day for fifteen years, nnd never expect to be. In our family it i» deemed as necessary ns «uKar and salt, tea and coffee. When the first symptom* of a cold ap pear, as|inoiiful ol it is taken, and in ninecases of ten ill a day tin' cold is gone. In weaknesses of the kid neys we haw no doubt, from the testimonials of men we have known, and in wboae word we can put im plicit confidence, that it is as good a remedy us there is in the wide world. The virtues of White Pine is just be^inniiiK to be understood by the people in this section of country. Among the Indians of i alifornia and the tribes that hover on the borders of civiliza tion east of the Rocky Mountains, among Mexicans. „t Texas to the Pacific, ami from Lower California to New Orenadn, the great Throat Remedies have Pine aa the leading ingredient. 3in538 MARRIED' By Hon. A. O. Rogers, Judge of Clayton County, on Tuesday. February 14th, at the residence of Buel Knapp, Ksq of Klkadcr. Tjipt. ANDREW V. TIPTON to Miss LOUISE W1UTNKY. Our gallant young friend, late of the 8tli Iowa Car., has surrendered. lie and his fair capturer pasaed through our place on Friday last to Milwaukee, re turning on Tuesday morning. CAP. looks as contented aa though he was nol aware of being a prisoner, ow ing, doubtless, to the lightness of the silken chain which binda him to "Uod's last, best gift to man." May no clouds of sorrow come between ththtfpy now and the future of our young acquaintances. 1 E U In McOregor, Iowa, Feb. lfith, 1867, of Brain Fever, WINNIE L., only daughter of II. I), and It. A. R. 1 ^ar-7 Ult'n,h» »nd 2 In Yarmershnrg. Clayton Co., Iowa. Feb. 6th. 18CT, I of Consumption, AUOI'S'ITS I,. I'AYNK, aged 29. jrtcw ^dvcrtbcmcuts. Cic S For Canned and Dried Fruits, -oo TO UT. A. Chapman 6L CO'S. FIRE ENGINE, Splendid, Firat-cliMa FIRE KN01*« NEW SAL with Iloae Cart nnd Leather Hose, at Outtenhrrg, lo. CHAS. GKt'RNKR, Pre. Fire Co.. (Jnttenlierg, Iowa, or D. E. MEVKJt, 4wM0 Mcgregor, Iowa. Corporation Election. There will lie uu election held in each Ward in the City or McGregor,on MONDAY, MARCH 4th NEXT, for .Mayor, Marshal, Treasurer, Assessor aud Attorney, and for one Trustoe in eucli Ward. The Judges or Election in each Ward will flx the place of each election. Polls open at 9 o'clock A.M. nnd close at 6 P. M. D. I1AUQII, Clerk. February 9th, 1867. 3w630 A CHOICE COLLECTION OF GROCERIES and PROVISIONS^ May at all times be found at M0 N. A. CHAPMAN & CCS. MILLINERY. MRS.the desirous of changing my present business, I will sell the City Hotel of the flourishing town of Conover, at low figures. The property is a paying one. €arr. APKER. WADHAMS having withdrawn her interest in Millinery Business, it will be conducted as heretofore by the iiiidernigiH'd. 1 shall endeavor to re establish my business the coming season, and hope to receive Uie patronage which I nhall iti ive to merit. The ''trade" will find it to their advantage to give me a call in the early spring, as tliey can lie Hiipplied with PATTERN BONNETS, LATEST STYE BLOCKS, RIBBONS), MLKS, LACES, aud everything connected with the hiiMiievH, at the LOWEST CASH PRICES. 4hjr Remember the place, next door to E. R. Barron It Co., over Jacobia k Kimball's Grocery. The Eureka Indellible Stamping done in a variety of colors. MISS C. BAIRD. McGregor, Feb. 18, 1867 540 IF YOU WANT OATMEAL Or any other kind of Meal or O U Oo to N. A. Chapman & Go's. JVORTHWESTBPUNT FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, OF DKCOKAH, UW4 Capital and Assetts, $335,683.24 Insures Farm Property* Detached Dwelling's and First Class Business Property* AT FAZ& &ATBI. Some of the Reasons why you should Insure The Interests of the Northwestern Insurance Company are indentical with these of the Great Northwest St takes no Premium Notes to serve as a basis of taxation. AUCTION! I It takes nothing bnt risks on Detached Dwellings and first-class Business Property. It confines its tasiness to the Western Mates. It is doing a LARGER and IAFBR business than any other Company in the Northwest. •t gives Insurance as cheap as any reliable Eastern or Weston Oempaay. It is the Most Popular Insurance Company in the Northwest. JOHN X. CLARK, Prest. WM. ADSIT, Secretary. ABBEY, "Vie# I?re»t. WILL Mil ut uiy residence in West McGregor, known us the White Springs, on WedllCSday, March 13,1867. my entire Household Goods, Farm uud Mechanic*' Tools, Stock, Grain. Lunds, Ac. Among the items are Beds, Chairs, Sales, Lounge, Stoves, and it general variety of Kitchen and Parlor Furniture. A set of Fairbanks' Scales, Horses, Cuttle, Wagons, Corn, Oats, 150 Cords of Wood, 40 acres of land—in S. W. Sec. 4—fifteen acres under cultiva tioii. ami 2)1 acres in N. E Sue. 4. For the real estate. *f, of the mom y will be required on the delivery of the deed and the balance iu two annual payments with 10 per cent, interest. Terms for the personal property made known on dav of sale. 2wo40 REUBEN MICKLE. IWE Northwestern. A. HBADISH. Tres^jp. The Good Templars OF McORSGOB, WILL GIVE AN EXHIBITION At Cambrian On Monday, February 25,1867 Tableaux* Charades* Songs and a Good Time Generally Will be the Order. •11 friends of flCUfkttty iftt*em perance are Invited. Soldiers Bounties Are Being Paid. Tli© 1st Draft IN ANSWER TO APPLICATION FOR ADDITIONAL BOUNTY Received on the 5th of Febru'y Discharged Soldiers/ AND TUB HEIRS OF DECEASED SOLDIERS, Their WIDOWS and PARENTS* WILL RECOLLECT THAT T1IEthe present Congr*** haa made material addition, to Bounty anil Petition Law.,' ta: 1st. The Act granting $100 and $50 Bounty Respectively to Soldier*, or their heirs, who «nlint«d anil served for two und tlirce yeurs or who were dis i'li irp-i! on account of wonudx or died ol Jiaenae or wouuda, and who have received only $100 bounty. 2d. The Act relating to the increase of Invalid Pension*. 3d. The Act increasing' Widows and Orphans' Pensions. 4th. The Act granting Pensions to de pendent Fathers and Brothers. 5th. The Act granting13 months' extra pay proper to certain Officers. Claimx under the foregoing or other acta of Conjref. PROMl'l'l.Y ATTKXDEI) TO by the uudernigned. All buuneiM doni* directly with the department that two fee* are unueceisary. Ko charge* until th. money is .ollected. All letters aaking infirmatii in cheerfully answered. Thos. Updegraff, Att'y, And avthorisad Government Claim Agent, »W63» McGHKGOIl, IOWA. Valuable Property FOR SALE1 rpHEn^ofnw'i, Sec. 14. 9'J, ll- SO acres 1 first quality unimproved I'rairie Lund iu Howard County, 3 miles from the new and growing town of Cresco. The nwV of Sec. 29, T. 98, R. 17—180 acres. Good Prairie land, well watered, in Mitchell Co., and within 4 miles ot Went Mitchell. The se'^ of s»5i Sec. 23, T. 110, R. 21. in Rice Co., Miiiiienut !. Nine acres of Timber Und ott of the ne}£ Sec. 7, T. 103, R. 12, in Fillmore Co., Minn. Also Lot* 15 and 16. iu Block 3d. Prairie du Chien Land Co.'a Addition. Lots 1 and 2. in Bl'x*k 17, Town of Mazomanie, Wit. Lot 0, in Block 20, Village of Clayton, Clayton Co., towa. Lot .1. in Block 21, and Lot 6, in Block 7, Town ef North McGregor, Iowa. Also one-third interest in the following described property, to-wit: One hundred and twenty acres of Timber Land, witb the Water Power. Saw and Stare Mills, with Machine ry complete and in runiiiiip: order thereon. Also 40 acres of I,ami, known as the Fillmore Mill Property, rniiKisting of a Large Stmie Flouring Mill, Burr*, Muchiuery and applianceo therein complete fop making best merchantable flour, together itli the Water Power, Barns. Stock-Yards, Town Lots, tc„ 4e.» fiituatud and being ill the Town of Fillmore, Fillmore Co., Minnesota, all of which will be sold cheap fur cash. For terms and particulars, apply to Thomas Arnold. Assignee of Lee k Kinnaird. McGregor, Feb. S, '87. 63btf REMOVAL! MOORE, HEMPHILL ft CO., (SUCCESSORS TO CHWU MOORE) WILL be found hereafter betweeu A. 8. Ames A Co. trad P. Fisher's liquor stors* with i full supply of Plour, Corn, Oats, Bran, Chopped Feed AND ALL XINOS OF PROVISIONS I We fill Orders for Grain for Any Amonnt from One to a Thousand or more Bushels. ALSO ANY OF THE VARIETIES OF COAL AT THE LOWEST PRICES. CALL AND SEE US. 63T THE CAMBRIAN. We Alive the pleasure of announcing that th« CAMBRIAN HALL BILLIARD SALOON AND BOWLING ALLEY Are in gnod order for guest*. The best of Liquors und Cigars wilt be sold over the bar, and the kindest attention shown to visitors. In addition to this, we haTI Ifcy Arcade Restaurant and Saloon IN THE TIMES BLOCK, When the hungry can procure meals at all hoar*.— Oysters,Clams, Quails and other luxuries, as well aa the substantia of life, will be got up in any styl* desired. L. PKAVY, 536 JNO.U.CONANT. Carriages And Wagons! Andres A Hurcruck| Late Proprietors of the Carriage aa§ Wag-on manufacturing department il Bellwig's Block, have removed to the^ new shop, OPPOSITE H. ft. WHITNEY & CO S Hardware Store, and are aew ready to furnish anything in tho line of Wagon and Blacksmith Work in the best sty|| at the lowest living rates. Their Wagons and Carriages tit Warranted to be Bqnal in Ity^l to any of the best Hastens pas* eras. They use none bnt the best of material. Repairing Done, I I I i N P" •PF"