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1 TUB TROOP*R TO|HI» MARK. IT r:ILU O'I«nui. tm.nmh«*borne mefhr »ndfcM, On pawiiiit hoof. that »s*e never loth, Our gallop to-day bt' »he last ror tbM or for me—or perchance for both. As I tiahten your girth do you nothing daunt— Do you catch the hint of our forming line? And n*w the artillery move to the front, Have you never qualm, Day Bess of mine? "It ia dainty to see you (idle and Mart As you move to the battle's cloudy marge, Aud to feel the Dwells of yoi.r wakening heart, hen our cavalry bugles sound the charge. At the •cream of tlie shell aud the roll of tlie drum, You feigu to be frightened with skittish Blanco*, But tip the green slo(es where the Imllets hum. Coqaetlishly, darling, I've known you "Tour skin Is satin, your nostrils red. Your eyes are a bird's, or a loving girnt And from delicate ftll.Kk to dainty head, A throbbing Yein-cor.li.ge around your Oh, Joy of my soul If yon they slay, 'or triumph or rout 1 little cure For there is not in all the wide valley to anf, Such a dear little bridle-wise,thorough-bred mare." The Railroad Ts*. There perhaps has never been a more smoother and gigantic swindle authorized tgr Legislative enactment than the law Miucted at the last session of the Legisla ture of Iowa, authorizing a majority of the voters of a township to levy a tax not exceeding five per cent upon the property of the citizcns of such a township, in aid of the building of any Railroad running tfcrough such township. Let us review the operation of the law thus: A Ituil #ay Company is organized to build a road ffom Sharpsville to Greenhorn City, run through Flathead township. The Company demands that the Flatheads shall ^rote a five per cent tax upon their proper ty to be donated to the Company in aid of the building of said road through their tfwnship. This the Flatheads do and pay Stcr the amount (say $30,000) into the Treasury of the county of Simple, in Which the aforesaid township is located. The law is now fully complied with on tie part of Flathead township. Now OOmes the Company to comply with their part of the law which requires that said $30,000 shall be expended on the line of tike road running through Flathead town drip and no where elso. The Company 4t*ew the money from the treasury and Honestly expend it as the law requires, when it is all expended, they say to the eStizens of Flathead township: Gentle men we have expended the money you woted ue, as you will percieve, in strict compliance with the law, and it has only enabled os to grade the road from Gud geon hill to Give-out creek. You, gentle- Han must vote five per cent again, or we Will have to abandon the work and you #ill lose what you have given. Well th« Flatheads vote again, this time the road Is peihnps graded, when another call for a last tax is made to enable the Company to Tie and Iron the road. Thus the people of Flathead township have built the entire Mad through their township, and have given it to a few fellows living at Sharps •JJle. This is the law as it stands upon tie Statute Dook. There is nothing in the statute making it obligatory on the part of the Company to built the road project ed through a township after expending the tax voted by such township, but ths *~*»iatute only requires of the Company that t6ey shall expend such tax in the town noting it. This law, that is smooth upo* its face, Evidently had its origin in some mind long trained in the mysteries of railroad ring, particularly that part of the rin£ where the difficult subject of tcay.t and means is considered, and I would say to •very person, vote no tax upon your pro perty in aid of a railroad under the exist ing law uit it you have security that the rood will be built. Lut I would say to far rotrrs, land-owners and citizens of towns and villages who would be benefited by the building of a railroad in their vicinity, give to the Company of such a road, in SO '1 faith, all the assistance that you can, bf subscribing your name to an instru ment partaking of tho following character when called upon to do so. If a citizen of tho town of Clayton, let it be particu larly thus: CI.AYTON COUNTY, IOWA, 18G9. The undersigned agrees to pay to the Dubuque & Minnesota Railroad Company, the sum of Dollars, when said Rail road Company shall have built a Kuilro ul fifom the City of Dubuque, in Dubuque Hunty, Iowa, along the shore of the Mis sissippi River, to the town of Clayton, in the county of Clayton, Iowa, with loco motives and cars running through on said road. The building of said road as speci fied to lie a full and ample consideration for this obligation. This instrument when endorsed by the Company cun be used as a pledge upon a loan of money or as collateral to increase S first mortgage lien. Now, when a pro perty holder (who is to be benefited by the building of the road) is called upon to execute an instrument of this kind, he jftbould file in the instrument the full per CVtage upon his property that may be Agreed upon by him and his neighbors, and if the amount thus promised is liberal the Company may be induced to go on with the work, having first satisfied them selves of their ability to complete it with this assistauee. If the amount is not liberal, the Company may refuse to pro ceed on that rout, and seek some other, where the offer is more liberal. In this way a railroad may be successfully absist ed to its completion, no person wronged, 4tfid the danger of unconstitutional tax Avoided. ELIPIIALET PRICE. When by the counting of the electoral •rotes of the several States it would be come necessary for the Republican mem bers of Congress to admit by their count ing the votes of Georgia that she was a State in the Union, or in refusing to •count those votes to say that she was not a State, these ustute personages attempted to evade the responsibility of saying either the one thing or the other, by a Joint resolution the effect of which wus to declare that if the vote of Georgia meant anything it should not be counted but tbut if it effected nothing then it should be counted and with a consistency on a par with the wisdom and statemanship of the resolution, the House which had ad- Blitted members from Georgia voted not to fount her electoral vote, while the Senate, which had refused to aduiit her Senators, voted to couut her electoral vote. True it is that afterward the convention of both Houses through its presiding officer count ed the vote and reported it in a way un« known to aud ::ever contemplated by the Constitution. The intent was to perpe trate a cheat. The result was a disgrace ful quarrel. Not having the moral courage to say whether Georgia was a State or not, it is no wonder that the two Houses should i .have at last completed their action by a urse which, if it should survive as a precedent, would in certain contingencies aullify the expressed will of the people. Georgia is a State in the Union, whether viewed as an original party to the UonstU tution or as a reconstructed State. Ac cording to the true theory, she has never been out of the Union. But, admitting that by her secessi-jn she went out, she is in again by the reconstruction acts of this very Congress, and her Representatives are now members of the llouse. Ilcr vote, then, was to be counted as was the votes of other States, and Mr. Woodward of Pennsylvania, in tho debate ensuing the action of the convention, inquired pertinently, and in a way not to be an swered with credit to the Republicans: "If you treat Georgia in this manner this year, what State may you not treat in the stime manner next year, or on some future occasion? What is that but a dissolution of the Union? Ilcr members are here sitting on this floor. What right haye they to be here if Georgia is not in the Union?'' The truth is, that having thrown the Constitution to the winds, the Republi|old can party is drifting no one, not even itself, knows whither, by the shifting winds of a fancied expediency. But there is something behind all this. The House has felt for some time the growing power of the Senate. The tenure of office act has given the latter a new power. It virtually controls, under it, the vast patronage of the Government. It has not only shorn the President of his constitutional authority, but it has indi rectly lowered, and that very materially, the political prestige of the members of the llouse. And there is something still beyend this. The Republican leaders are divided already into distinct and antago nistic factions. The ultras both fear and dislike Grant. Hence the refusal of the Senate to repeal the tenure of office act. In the House, headed by Butler, is a faction whieh seems to see future power and profit both in curtailing the power of the Senate and in pleasing Grant. Now Butler sees clearly enough, that in a quar rel between the Senate and Grant, he will Stand a chance to strike in on, or to make the winning side, with great advantage to himself. Already he has secured in the House the repeal of the tenure of office act, and his purpose undoubtedly in the coures he pursued in the convention, was, to widen the breach between the two Houses—making that which was an open secret, palpable to Grant and the country. The Tribune says that the issues which have welded the Republican party together are dead. True, but it is kept agglome* rated, if not fused, by its wide-spread and so far, all powerful "rings." If the profits of the whiskey and other frauds upon the revenue, have been (ntherto pretty equally divided among the members of Congress and their special friends, two dangers loom up in the future. One that the members of the South will hereafter have the greatest control over and advan tage of, the pickings and stealings, and the other, that Grant may carry out his promise of enforcing honesty in the col lection and payment over of the revenue. Hence, Butler and his coadjutors now fight the South and will fight Grant if op posing him is likely to succeed and the Senate is fighting to hold on to what it has got, and to compel Grant to succumb to its olligarchical tyranny. Honest men are benefited, the proverb says, when rogues fall out, aud certain it is that the combination and unison of action of the Republicans in Congress, has inflicted upon the country, serious if not fatal wounds. Grant promises well, but we doubtif he fully realizes the power and unscrupulousness of the pretended friends with whom he has to deal. He cannot however, we surmise, be so credulous as to believe that Butler is actuated by any other than the most malignant motives and the most morbid purposes.—Provi dence, 1th. I. llerald. Not very long ago, a religious polemic of the Roman Catholic creed made the prediction in Chicago that in twcnty«five years America would be a Catholic coun try. The term '"catholic" was used in the ser.se of Romanism, and not in the broad and comprehensive meaning which the word really imports. It is therefore thought that a recent occurrence in Au burn, New York, looks not encouragingly to the fulfillment of the Chicago prophecy. In Auburrt, the Roman Catholic Bishop McQtiuide attempted to turn out a priest named O' Flaherty, and to instal another named Kavanau-li. The people of that re'igion in Auburn said it should not be done, and, when the bishop himself came to celebrate mass, the congregation rose up, took hold of the apostolic robes, and led the right*reverend wearer thereof out of the church. A large meeting of llo* man Catholics was held subsequently, which condemned the bishop's action, and declared a determination "not to submit to one-man power auy longer in the Uuitcd States." This was clcarly the outburst of a spirit of rebellion agaiust ecclesiastical authori ty. It goes not merely to the uutocratic authority of missionary bishops, but to the authority which the church herself assumes to exercise. It is the natural and the inevitable outgrowth of free and self regulating institutions in the Roman Cath olic mind. Its tendency is to assert tho right of individual judgment against ec clesiastical authority, not only in the per sons of bishops, but in the councils of the church behind them and not only in matters of government, but in matters of faith. Is such a tendency one to encour rage the opinion that America is likely to bccome a Roman Catholic country? A Senator. Flora the Cincinnati Commercial. I look across the street *wl *e£itt front of a Senator's house the carriage of an other Senator. The pair of blooded hor ses cost some thousand dollars. The gil ded harness in keeping. The close, shin ing coach is one of Brentou's lest, lined with silk velvet and graced with the choi cest and thickest plate glass. On the coachman's seat sit two of God's creatures, callcd men one a bright mulatto, the other a white man, and both in livery. They sit in solemn silence under their gay robe of furs and white gloves. Directly the door of the house opens, and two la dies carrying a poor mau's fortune on their backs, descend the steps. The footman swings down and opens the door, with an easy grace the master cannotimitate. The door close* with a bang, the footman mounts, and the coach rolis away. Well, it seems but yesterday that the owner of all this came here a poor man. We remember tho fairy tale where the old witch touched the pumpkin and turn ed it into a coach, and touched the rats and turned them into horses. And so tba ugly witch of tlie lobby, touched the poor man, vnd out of fraud came the coach, aud out of theft came the horses, and swindle, drives, and stealings oil and burnish. Like the' whieh, I could touch that man with this ..elicute little pen of mine, and carriage and horses, coachman and foot man, would all disappear. For honor and honesty would oluuit their own, and the very clothes would fall from the backs of wife and daughters. "Forty Thieves." DON PIATT. 'Tis not hard for an Iowan to guess the name of one of these Senators! Fred. Douglas said at Cincinnati tbst if he were not a negro he would be "Dutch man." "Dutchmen" should bp sepsible of tbe honor, ThiB term originated with the celebrated "Ali Babba" of the Arabian Night's En tertainment. It was modcrnly applied to a fifteen years-ago "ring" in and about the legislative capitol of Wisconsin. GOT. "Bill" Barstow was called the head of it and every imaginable Lobby-bid was ac cepted by the ring, school-land stealing, railway subsidies and the devil only knows what all else, came within the reach of gentlemen who then had the control of Wisconsin matters. To show where the wicked of those days have land i ed and how faithfully they exhibit their dispositions to accomodate their con* I sciences to the circumstances, the Milwau kee News sets some of them up, as fol lows Few of the renders of Wisconsin news papers the past ten or fifteen years have forgotten that the virtuous republicans of this state owe their original triumph over democracy to a vigorous assault upon the friends of Gov. Barstow—designated by the republican press as "the forty thieves." Gov. Barstow, the chief of the numlter, has passed away—but most of those who were peculiarly obnoxious to republicans as the supporters of Gov. Barstow's ad ministration, followed the republican party in its victory, and are now leading lights in that organization. Bashford, who was the embodiment of piety, em ployed to support Barstow, fell so low and so far that he has been found qualified for a carpet-bag congiessman—of course, a republican still. Matt. II. Carpenter, who was Barstow's counsel in the trial against Bashford, and his "right bower" on all other occasions, is now elected to the United States Senate by our radical legis lature. Judge McArthur, the lieutenant governor under Barstow's administration —he who yielded the gubernatorial chair to "constructive force"—is recognized as a republican and was influential in secur ing Mr. Carperter's nomination to the senate. Gleason, the author and hero of the "Bridge Creek returns," turns up as a radical lieutenant governor in Florida. Alexander T. Gray, ex-secretary of state, was found honest enough to hold office in Washington throughout Lincoln's admin istration, while A. C. Barry, superintend ent of public instruction under Barstow, is an eloquent expounder of negro wrongs and negro equality, and in full fellowship with radicalism. We might follow up the record, but this is enough- to show, what we designed to show, that the republicans of this state either deceived the people as to tha men who then governed us, or they are en devoring to deceive the people as to the character of the men who are conspicuous in the support of radicalism now. Cer tain it is, that the party which was thrilled with horror twelve years ago at the sight ol a "Barstow man" have now most effec tually endorsed "the forty thieves"—ex cepting, of course, a few such as Geo. B. Smith, whose good reputation all the guns of virtuous republicanism failed to tarnish, and who yet remains, faithful among the faithful few.—Mil. Xeics. French Almanac. January.—He who is born in thfellMftth will be laborious, and a lover of good wine, but very subject to infidelity he may too often forget to pay his debts, but he will be complaisant, and withal a fine singer. The lady born in this month will be pretty, a prudent housewife rather melancholy, but very «,ood tempered. February.—The man born in this month will love money much, but the ladies more he w-U be stingy at homo, but pro digal abroad. The lady will be a humane and affectionate wife and tender mother. March.—The man born in this month will be rather handsome, he will be honest and prudent, but will die poor. The lady will be a passionate chatter-box, some what given to fighting, and in old age too fond of the bottle. April.—The man who has the misfor tune to be born in this month will be sub ject to maladies. He will travel to his advantage, for he will marry a rich and handsome heiress, who will make what no doubt, you all understand. The lady will be tall and stout, with a little mouth, little feet, little wit, but a great talker, and withal a g-eat liar. May.—The man born in this month will be handsome and amiable. He will make his wife happy. The ladv will be equally blessed in every respect. June.—The man wiU be of small sta ture, passionately fond of women and children, but will not bo loved in return The lady will be a giddy personage, fond of coffee she will marry at twenty-oue, and be a fool at forty-five. July.—The man will be fair he wili suffer death for the wicked woman he loves. The female of this month will be passably handsome, with sharp nose and sulky temper. August.—The man will be ambitious, courageous but too apt to cheat. He will have several maladies and two wives. The lady will be amiable and twice mar ried but her second husband will cause her to regret her first. September.—He that is born in this month will be wise, strong and prudent but too easy with his wife, who will cause him much uneasiness. The lady round faced, fair haired, witty, discreet, affable and loved by her friends. October.—The man will have a hand some face and florid complexion he will be wicked in his youth, and always incon stant. He will promise one thing and do another, and remain poor. The lady will be pretty, a little given to contradiction, a little coquettish, and sometimes a little too fond of wine—she will £ivc her preference to eau de vie. She will have three hus bands who will die for grief and she will best know why. November.—The man born now will have a fine face, and be a gay deeievec. The lady of this month will be large, liberal and of novelty. December.—The man born in this month will be a good sort of person, though passionate. He will devote himself to the army, and be betrayed by his wife. The lady will be handsome, with a good voice and well proportioned body i she will be married twice, remain poor, and continue honest. PCT A HOLS THROUGH IT.—One night General —was out on tho line, lie observed a light on the mountain opposite. Thinking it was a signal light of the ene my, he told his artillery officer that a hole could easily be put through it. Where upon the officer, turning to the corpui'ill in charge of the gun, *nid "Corporal, do you see that light?" "Yes, sir." "Put a hole through it" The corporal sighted the gan, and, when all was ready, he looked up and said "General that's the Moon.'1 "Don't care a damn put a hole through it anyway." The newspapers of Paris report that Mr. Burlipgame speaks French with puri ty, and converses with sdn)ir»b|« wit sod clearness, ORIGIN or THE BOURBON DYNASTY IN FRANCE. And what a history Extending from When Henry IV. ascended the French throne, to 1X30, when Charles X. was driven out of his kingdom by the rev olution of July, it embraces a period filled with events of the deepest interest and of the highest possible importance to the human family. Erom the accession of Henry IV. up to the time of the first French revolution, there was no break in the succession in the Bjurbon line in France. Louis XIII., Lou's XIV., Louis X., and Louis VI., were all Bourbons but taking the first and last of these five kings as rulers, notliin* could present a sharper contrast than the character of the first French Bourbon sovereign, Henry "the great"' and "the good," as his people de lighted to style him, and that of the un fortunate son of St. Louis, who fell by the guillotine. Whatever the original virtues of the house might have been, by the time the volcanic outburst of the revolution first shook France and tumbled a dishor ored throne into the dust, the race had bc come woefully degenerated. The guillo tine did not, however, finish it in France. From the stormy days of the revolution, and through these of the consulate and empire, the two brothers of the unfortu nate Louis lived in exile but when Na poleon fell, the elder of them was placed on the French throne by the allies under the title of Louis XVIII. a son of Louis XVI., who died while yet a child in 1795, had be^n the seventcin'h of that name. Louis XVIII. had no children, and on his death which took place in 1S29, he was succeedcd by his brother, Charles X. But experience had utterly failed to teach wis dom to this obstinate and tyrannical rul r, who sought to restore the absolut ism of ihe French monarchy, the conse qucn ccs of which was that a revolutionary outbreak occurred in July, ISoO, compel ling the king to flee from France, and fi nally to abdicate. The latter he did in favor of his grandson Henry, duke of Bor deaux but the act came too late to save his house. Lnuis Phillippc had already been chosen king of tho French, and the Bourbons were, to nil appearance, forever excluded from the French throne. The «inly surviving descendant of Charles, the representative of the alleged claims of the Buurbons to the French throne, is that same grandson, now known as the count tie Ch.imborde, who is 48 years of age. He is, of couvse, an exile, but is regara«d as the lawful king of France by the legiti mists, whose bopes of a restoration he feeds by occasionally holding levees in king style. TIIE BOURBONS IK SPAIN. The establishment of the Spanish Bonr lion dynasty originated with Louis XIV., of Franc, who, in 17(H), succeeded in placing bis grandson, Philip duke ef Anjou, on the :hro. e of Spain, as Phil ip I. The decendants of Philip, ruled without inter ruption until 1*08. Napoleon compellod king Charles IV., to reign, and nominated a successor to him in the person of Joseph naparte, the emperor's brother. Charles died at Rome in ISI1, and after the over throw of Napoleon, tho eldest son of Charles ascended the Spanish throne, as Ferdinand VII., dying in 183S. Ferdi nand left the throne to his daughter Isa bella, in whose favor he had set aside by royal decree the Salic law forbidding a female to sit upon the throne. The claims of Isabella were contested by Ferdinand's brother, Don Carlos, which gave rise to the Carlist war, but Don Carlos having failed to establish his pretensions, eventu ally resigned them, and died in 1835. His son the Montomolin, in 1860 renounced all claim to the throne of Spain. The Bourbon princes of Spain have invariably exhibited all the worst characteristics ol their race—foremost among which arc a bad passion for absolute power, and a proncness to sensual self-indulgence—-and under their pcrnicious rule every interest, the prosperity of' which constitutes the strength and glory of a nation, has dwindled away. TUB BOURBONS IN ITALY. The late Bourbon dynasties of the king' dom of Naples and the duchies of Parma •ind Piacerza were founded by Phillip V. of Spain, in the early part of the eight eenth century. They were overthrown by the first Napoleon, but after his down fall the Bourbons were restored to the kingdom of the two Sicillies, which they continued to govern till the revolution of 18t)0 drove Francis I J. to Gaeta as a refuge. This princo still lives, an exile and a muidci cr, and it does not seem prob able that he will ever recover hi* iost possessions. The Bourbous of Parma and Piaden/a lost these duchies in 1859, which were annexed to Sardinia, and now form a part of the kingdom of Italy. TIIE YOUNGER BRANCH OF THE J1OUR0ON FAMILY. The branch of the royal family of France known as the house of Orleans, is a younger branch of the Bourbon family, and was founded by Phillip, duke of Or leans, the younger son of Louis XIV. From him descended that duke of Orleans who played 6o remarkable a part in the French revolution as Citizen Kgalite, and met so tragical a fate, perishing by the gu Hot nc in 1703. Louis Phiilippe, chos en king of the French in the revolution of July, 1830, was a son of Egalite aud the counjt of Paris, grandson of Louis Pbillip- E'rleansthe e, is present representative of the branch of the Bourbon faiqily. It will be remembered that this prince and his younger brother, the duke of Chartres, were with our army for smqetime during the late war. The count of Eu, another of Louis Phillippe's grandsons, is the husband of the eldest daughter of the emperor of Brazil, the heiress of the throne of Brazil and the duke of Mont peosier, the youngest son of Louis l'lul-, -nTiiffjrn NORTH IOWA TIMES. The fioitrboai. As it may now be regarded as certain that queen Isabella and her children will be excluded from the throne of Spain, we have in her expulsion another example of that retributive justice which h»» fimuWCd that race to which she belongs for the last eighty years. The question of who is to be her successor being yet unsettled, it would be permature to say at present that she will be the last reigning Bourbon sov erign but in the meantime we give a brief sketch of that celebrated royal house, the history of which the events taking place in Spain invest just now with peculiar interest. WE MARCH WITII TOE FLAO AND KEEP STEP TO THE MUSIC OF THE UNION. VOLUME XIII—No. 24 McGREGOR, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MAR. 3, 1869. WHOLE No. 646. TNE BOURBONS. The house of Bourbon, which has given so many sovereigns to France, Spain and Italy, is of French origin, deriving its name from the old Lords of Bourbon, a noble family, which centuries ago held very large land possessions in the former province of Bourbonais, situated in the center of France. Through the marriage of a member of the Cape family with a Bourbon heiress, the noble house became allied to royalty in the thirteenth century, and about the middle of the sixteenth we find the first of the race on the throne, in the person of Antoine de Bourbon, king of Navarre, Antoine was the Father of the gallant and renowned Henry of Navarre, who afterward became king of France, under tho title of Henry IV. With this celebrated prince begins the history of ippe, is married to Marie Isabella. The party in Spain, known as the Liberal Union, is supposed to be in favor of his election to the Spanish throne, in room of Isabella.— Exchange. Km Advtatan wills a Shark. Twenty years ago the West India squadron consisted of sailing frigates and brigs, not of screw-vessels, as at present. In those days officers had to depend entire ly upon their seamanship. There was no furling sails and getting steam up if a head wind or calm turr.ed up, or to go in and out of difficult harbors and it the passage from one port to another did occu py a little more time than it does at pres ent, yet there was the pleasure of "eating your way to windward," and of seeing what your vessel really eould do against a foul wind. At the time I allude to I was serving as a midshipman on board the II a fine sixteen-gun brig. I know no sensation more pleasant than being officer of the watch on board a brig of war, with every stitch of canvass set, the bowlings hauled, and as much wind as she can stagger un der, while the little beauty knocks off her nine or ten knots, close hauled, gliding over the seas like a swan, sometimes throwing the spray as high as her maintop, or at others dipping her sharp nose under an opposing wave, and sending the spray right aft to her quarter-:leck, while she gives a shake to her stern for all the world as if she were n living creature, and en joyed the ducking she gave the men for ward. Jolly were the times we had in the II visiting every hole and corner of he station sometimes down the Gulf of Meiico, at others cruising among thesand cays of the Cahaina Channel, or knocking about the beautiful Windward Islands. We were commanded by a very smart offi cer, who, by dint of constant exercise, made us the smartest vessel on the station but as is usually the case, wo were very unfortunate in losing men overboard. Being a remarkably good swimmer, I was fortunate enough to rescue on several oc casions men who, in performing their du ties aloft, fell overboard, and it was when so occupied that I met with the following adventure: We hud been cruising for seme time for slavers on the south east of Cuba but yel low :ever having male its appearance, we early one morning left Saint la^o de Cuba for Port Royal, Jamaica. That evening, at sunset, after the usual hour's exercise in reefing and furling, all possible sail was made, with studding sails alow and aloft, to a fine fresh breeze, the brig going a fair twelve knots. One of the maintop men had remained a!oft, finishing some joband was on his way down over the ot-harping shrouds, when, by some means or other, he lost his ho!d, and falling, struck the spare topsail y ird, stowed in the main chains, and went overboard. I was stand ing on the stern gratings, and. seeing him fall, instantly sang out, "Manoverboard!" a.nd, throwing off my jacket, jumped over the quarter after him. The impetus of my leap took me some distance under water, but on regaining the surface I saw bin not far from ine, just as he was going down. Exerting all my power, a few strokes took me to the place where he had disappeared, and I saw him slowly sinking beneath me. In an instant I was down r\fter him, and, clutching him by the hair, I brought him to the surface. By this time the brig was nearly two miles distant from us, for, al though sail had been shortened, and the vessel brought to the wind as quickly as mortal hands could do it, the rate at which she was going at the time of the accident of course bore her rapidly away from us. I found the poor fellow was quietinsensi ble, arid In the fact of his right arm hanging limp, conjectured that he had broken it in bis fall, which piovcd to be the case. Supporting him with one arm, I kept afloat with the other,and look ing round, saw the life buoy floating not far from us so, taking a good grip of his hair, I swam towards it, and having suc ceeded in reaching it, made my unfortu nate thipiuate last to it by one of the buckets, with his head well above water. By this time he was coming to himself, and I knew that if they could see us fiotn the brig, her boats would soon be along side us but this did not appear to be the case, for the boats seemed pulling in all directions but the right one. Suddenly 1 saw, but a few yards from us, an object that in a moment filled me with unutter able dread—the back fin of a monster shark. S'owly the irute approached, until I could clearly distinguish that he was one of the largest of hi kind. He evi dently intended to reconnoitre, aud when only about five yards from us, began to swim slowly in a circle, but gradually nearing, until I could clearly distinguish the horrid eyes that make the shark's coun tenance what it is—the very embodiment of Satanic malignity. Half-concealed between the bony brown, the little green eyes gleam with so peculiur an expression of hatred, such a concentration ol fiend ish malice, of quiet, calm, settled yillany, that no other countenance that I have ev er seen at ail resembles. Knowing that the brute is as cowardly a^ he is ferocious, I commenced to splash as much as I could with my feet. This hud the desired effect, and with a lateral wave of his powerful tail, he shot off, and for a moment disap peared. Again I looked round for the boats, but btill observed no sign that we were seen. Night was fast falling—there is no twi light in those latitudes—and I could see little or no hope of escaping a horrid death from the jaws of the brute who, I full well knew, was not far off. Suddenly a cry of horror from uiy companion, who had now quietly regained his senses, drew my attention to the rapid approach of our dread enemy. This time he seemed de termined not to be baulked, but came straight on for us. Again I threw my self on my bauk, and kicked and splashed with all my strength, which had again the effect of alarming him, for he went right under us, and again disappeared. Utter ing a short but fervent ejaculation to the boats, and beheld, with leelings no pen cun express, that at last we had been made out, and that one of the cutters was fast pulling towui ds us. But even as she came our peril increased, for the shark was joined by another, and both kept cruising, but a few yards off, in a cirole around us, My strength was rapidly leav ing me, and I knew that did 1 once cease splashing all would be over with us. My companion was perfectly powerless. Still continued to kick aqd spl^slj, still the voracious monsters continued their circu* lar track, sometimes diving and going un der us, to reappear on the other side but the cutter was fast coming up, and they, suspecting what was the matter, gave way witn all their hearts and souls. As she neared us, the bowmen laid their oars in and began to beat the watef with their boat hooks. This was the last I tpw. Nature must have given out, for when I opened my eyes again, I was safe in my hammock on board the brig. A good night's rest restored me to myself but though I have seen many a shark since, I can pever look on one without feeling my flesh creep, ss it were, on my tones* (The ®iiuc5. MoJRBGMR, CLAYTON COUNTY, IOWA. P. RICHHRDSOH JOHN H. AND RICH. One Copy, for one year, $2.50 In advance. A E S O A V K I I O l4 4w 3m S3 50 $5 60 6m Ijr'r, $S SO $12 00 _Spi»ce. lw 2w 1 square $1 SO $2 60 2 sqtiarM 3 60 3 60 4 M) 7 60 10 00 15 00 3 «quare» 3 00 4 00 6 00 JJO 00 15 00 20 00 C"1 4 00 I 6 00 I 8 00 j~15 00 I 2o 00 |~35 00 col. |~r50 I 10 00 IITOO 25 00 |~40~00y~70 00 1 column 14 00 18 00 ^T00 40 00~| 70 00 l-25~00 9 line*of \'npreil nnlcs a*iqinr«. Bu*lnsiicfirla of 5 lines, $8 per annum osich udlltional lint-50 eta. H. BRUNNER M. D. Oflce, Bank Corner, Smith'* lllirk. up atnlra. 641 McORKOOR, IOWA. DAVIS BOUSE, KIkadcr, Iowa. (637) P. F. CKANK, Proprietor. A. I. JORDAN, Attorney at Law,(oBlce in Bank Block) McUKKUOR, IOWA. 039 R. NobU. L. 0. Hatch. O. Ilenry Fresc. NOB LB, HATCH & PRE8E, Attornvya at Law, McUUKGOR, IOWA. C. E. BERRT, 39 Attorney at Law, (_ri»c, Iowa. 636 DR. ANDROS. Physician and Surgeon. Ke^iili nce orer Peterson A Larson's Store. Office No. 3 Masonic Block. S7R-9W CITY HOTEL, (Late Allun House,) McGREGOR, IOWA. T. ATW0OD, Proprietor. This house will be kept us a first class house in ev ery reapt'Ct. Faruiers »rs particularly inrited to rail. Charges as reasonable as any other house. Good Stabling and good carc. lS^aniing Ly the day or week. C41 UNION HOUSE, MAIN STREET McOllKdOR, IOWA. BM. It. Puts!, Proprietor. WINNESHEIK HOUSE. Decorah, Iowa. Oouerul Stage OSes JOHN SnAW,Proprietor. 666 JOBS I.CLABK. CUARLII ALLX.1. 0.1. CLASS. JOHN T. CLARK A CO., Attorneysand Counsellors at Law and ltealRotate Agents,1st doorcastof Winu'shnk House,Decorah, Iowa. 4^*Will practice in the several courts of the State also attend to collections,aud tkapaymentof taxes in Winuesbeik county. 666 MURDOCE & STONEMAN, SAMUEL MUBDOCK. T. STONIMAW. Attorneys anu Counsellors at Law, will practice in the Supreme and District Courts of this State. Office opposite l»t National Bank. McGREGOR. THOMAS UFDEGRAFF, Attorney at Law, (424) McGKKUOR, IOWA. ELIJAH ODELL, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, McGitnGOR.IOWA. J. C. HOXSIB, Justice of the Peace. Office with T. Updegraff. DOUGLAS LEFFINOWELL, Attorney at Law, McGregor, »otva. Office over Peter son k Larson's Store 311 LOUIS M. ANDEUCK. Attorney at Law, Key uold'f Block r.ntraooe between 146and 148 Dearborn Strvct.alsu on Madison Street and Custom House (P. 0.) place, Chicago. COOK & BRO., G. W. Coos. MABTIR COOK. Attorneys at Law, Elkader, Clayton Co., Iowa, will attend to collections, examine titles, pay taxes,obtain bounties, pensions, Ac. Office opposite mill. 636 XL HUBBARD A CO., Jewelers and dealers in Musical Instruments, Main Street, 494 McGREGOR, IOWA. HATT & BURDICX, DealenIn Luniber, Shingles and Lath, Main Street. McGREGOR. IOWA. NATIONAL HOTEL? PestTille, Iowa. General Stage Office. C. YanHooMT, Proprietor. 603 GEO. L. ,BASS COMMISSION, STORAGE I FORWAROING BUSINESS, Publie Square, McGREGOR, IOWA. MAT. McKINNIB, Wholesale and Retail dealer In Stores, and Manufac turer of Tin, Copper and Sheet IronWare, Main Street, McGREGOR, IOWA. MURRAY HOUSE, Main Street, McGregor, Inwa. A desirable home for thetraTeling public, with Rood barns aud Sheds at tached for the safe protection vf horses and wagons. 442 M. MURRAY, Proprietor. J. McHOSE & CO., STORAGE, FORWAROING AND COMMISSION. Warehouse No. 1, on the Levee, McGREGOR. Consignments sulicitod. JOS. H'HOSI. 47 6 0. M'OBIOOS. McGREGOR FANNING MILL. MCKEY A WELLIYER, Manufacturers of thu McGregor Fannii MillandGraln Separator, on West Market Square, corner Main and Attn Streets, 415y McGKEGOR, IOWA. EVANSHOUSE. [LATE AMIRlCAK.j Oppoaite Ferry Landing, McGregor. Rr-furnhllied and fttted up in good style for guests. Patronage respect fully solicited. U. II. FLANDERS, Proprietor. 474 680 BEZER LODGE No. 135. Holds its Regular Communications on Mouday evening preceding the full moon iu each month. R. IICBBARD, W. O. CROOKK, Sec'y. 448 R. S. RATHBUN, DENTIST, McGregor. Iowa. Ofllce on Main St.. over Post Office. WEST UNION HOUSE, Corner Tine and Kim Sts., WEST UNION, IOWA H. J. INGERSOLL, PROPRIETOR. Oood stabling and charges moderate. Stages going east, west.north and south, call and leave with pas sengers, moruing and evening. y&32 BOARDMAN HOUSE, (LATE WASUISOtOM) ELKADER, IOWA. LAFAYETTE BIGELOW, Proprietor. Renovated inside aud out. Not excelled by any Hotel in the West. Good Stabling. 679 THOMAS ARNOLD, REAL ESTATE BROKER AND GENERAL AGENT, CON VEYANCER. NOTARY PUBLIC. Anduommissionerof Deeds, Ac., for theNorthwea teruS*%tcn. Will attend to the uurchageaudsaleot Farm Lauds,City Property .Stecks, Ac., Ac. Office iu Auction More, Main Street, McGregor, Iowa. 559 LICENSED AUCTIONEER. RRAIN BB.OZBZBB., SHOT O t'S S, Rifles, Revolved. Pistols Game Bag*, Flasks, Cartridges, Powder, Shot, Lead, Crtj'ii. i) ii-wads, Cutlery, Ac., Ac, near National llupk. McGregor, lows. Repairing of til) kinds belonging to t|ie GKB and lock smith line itoiu. promptly. Charges moderate upd all work warranted. FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF GREGOR. Successor to the McGnxceB BBANCII or THE STAT* BANK or IOWA. fhltBauk is «p»a for the transactionot a general 'jankingbusiness. Draftbou Europriusuinstosuil. II. MERRILL .President. W.I.OlLCBBUT, VicePresident. O. HULVEBSOH.Cashier. W.R.KIHITAIBD, Assistant Cashier. 39'i T. II. QBLSTON. J. M, DONALD. O. T. TREGO OBLSTOXf. T&SOO & CO., (xe&eral Commission Merchants, No. 13 S. Commercial S«»a«t, •sohange Building, ST. LOUIS, MO. 7. M. BOZUNOfOV, O O K I N S AND BLANK BOOK MANUFACTURER, 0V1K TBI TIMBf OFFIOR, MoQRBOOR, IOWA. SPECIAL attention paid to the manufacture ol Blank Books for Counties, Banks, Mwrohauta-etc. Music,Magazines,PerioJicals,Ac.,Ac.,Bound with J. II. Merrill, Prost. Wm. Larrnhee, Vice Prest. O. Hulverson. Cashier. \\. R. Kinnlard, Aast. CasLier. FIRST NATIONAL BANK OT BECORBCMB. Capital SIOO.OOO. At current rates for sale on all the Pilncipal Citit of England, Ireland, Germany, Norway, France, Sweeden, And Other Parts of Europe. AtSO Passenger Tickets FOR SALE Te nd From all the Large Cities in EUROPE, l.y Steamer and Past Sailing Vessels. All kinds of GOVEItXMKNT SECURITIES bought and sold. 645tf WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN GREEN, DRIED AND CANNED FRUITS, LEMONS, C.. I!!! GROCERIES 111! Sugars, Teas, OoflTet* Spices, Ac. I!!! PROVISIONS!!!! Flour, Cheese* And all kinds of Fish. Cash Paid For Country Produce! HXXAFFLESS!!! A Large Sapply afWinter Apples. HAVING MADE ARRANGEMENTS FOR MY FALL AND WINTER VUKIT, I AM PREPARED TO FILL ALL ORDERS AT TUK LOWEST MARKET PRICE. e e e e a e S o u w e s o n e a k e Sqtfttre ,oppoeitellabbard's Jewelry Store, ••7 McGre&or, IOWA. JACOBIA & KIMBALL WHOLESALE MID RETAIL GROCERS, Wooden Ware. GLASS, PAINTS, OILS, &C. •feats for the Oriental Fowder Co. Two Boors Above the Broad Axe. lOWfMMtl. I KIMBALL. HAVBunquestionably Deors^iud UUIKIS ever kept iu the west—ever) •tyle and form tosuit any builJing that can heerert ad. s^Onrsis the QMLtLUMBER YM3 onthenortlt McGREGOR.IOW A. aide of EainStreet .5 484 JAMBS GXiENNON, GENERAL DEALER IN ALL KINDS OF Family Groceries PROVISIONS, FLOUR A FEEO. Always a full supply of CtXXBXr and B&ZSB AVXTS AND CONFECTIONERY, Which will be sold at tha lowest market price*.— Ia lli'llwig's Uri«k Ulouk, oa cor. Main and 2d Streets, McGregor, Iowa. W. H. BLACKER, Millwright & Draughtsman. Plans, Specifications aad Estimates made on short notice. Steam aad Water Mill* huilt on contract or other wise to suit. Will furnish from the best Manufaatnrers allclaasos of BU11 Machinery—Bff111 Stones* Spindlas, Curbs, Iloppors, Stand*. 8bo«w.Damsels Ac. SmutandBrau cleaners, Separators,Mill Feck*, Caps and Belling. Dufour A Oo.'sOld Dutch Anchor Bolting Cloth*, Ixtri and Extra Ueary and Double Bstra Heavy. Patentee of the North Western Turbine, also agent fer the LEFFBL WHEEL- All letter* addressed to McGregor or Lansing, Iowa. 012 EYE and EAR! DoetorsMason A Whitney, Oculists andAurlsts Prairiedu Chien, Wisconato. We treat successfully grooular lids and all than* worst form of chronic diseases of the eye. Wa operate for cataract and oross-eye. Chronic disthssges of the ear and deaf noas from any cause will reeeire carefulattentlon.— Patientsfroniabroad' wtltSnd good hoardcnnTsaieut tothsodJce. oncebourafrow a.m.toll at. Ill N E W A I Y K HOUSS SAinziift or FAR1P0RTH & BROTHER, MCGREGOK, IOWA. HIVE MONEY TO LOAN, RECEIVE DEPOSlff, WILL TRANSACT A 6ENERAL BANKING, EXCHANGE AND COLLECTION BUSINESS. TNE SAME AS AN INCORPORATES BANK, AND ON MORE FAVORABLE TERMS, Notes and Mortgages bought. Government Bond* Gold aud Kxrlmnge bought aud sold at liest rates. FOREIGN DRAFTS BOUGHT AND BOLD. Hit ring had ten year* experience i n. tn !i k I tig, WQ will be pleased to have a share of tlie banking bust, liess of McGregor and llif Kurrouniling country.— Will guarantee satisfaction «itl nil IIIIIIHH tn trusted to lis. (640) KARN fcV Ol 1 11 i 1'liO. II II i iui'n#i"~*" BXBamr co, TEIS, TOBACCOS AND CIGARS, S35 Randolph Stroet, Geo. flibben,Chicago. 1 Lewis Miitidux, New York. w. 11. Mikddax.Cinuinmiti. tlOy CHICAGO. II. A. H0MEYEK. W. Y0L50. U. R. WBIT, HSSNUR A. A CO., Commission Merchants NO 10 CITY BUILDINGS, SAINT LOUIS, Special attention git FLOUR and GRAIN. X. SEXTON & SON, WhoNale Dealers in IRON, STEEL, NAILS, F0REI6N AND AMERICAN CUTLERY. Builders' & Carpenters' Hardware & Tools, Tinners' Stock, Agricultural Implements and Blnnk*mitlis' 338 Bast Water Streets MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN, MISS H. BUCKLEY HAS A IBAVfim ASSORT ME STS or FALL AND WINTER GOODS SUITABLE TO ALL AGES. Her Goods have been selected with much care, both as to elegance and economy in price. Miss B. would inform her customers that she has secured the servi ces of an Bastern Dress Maker, Who is familiar with all the styles known ia tha Boat fashionable circles of the Atlantic Stutea. W PLEASE CALL.-S* five Troughs, Tin FULLYiettledinour SINCE McGregor, Iowa. German Lumber Yard. Stauei & Daubenberger, Dealers in Lumber, Timber, Lath, Shingles, Boors* Sash and Blinds. WE SUPPLY Cin AND COUNTRY TRADE ON THE MOST REASONABLE TERMS DRUGS' the largest stockof 8a*h 684 DUMND BROS, POWERS, Wholesale Grocers, 131 Senth Water street, 646 CHICAGO, ILL. •W"H-A.T IS IT 1 FRANK KGRZMAN OPPOSITE PEARSALL A CHURCH'S LIYERT Stable, BCain Street, McGregor, Is ready to furnish ALL KINDS OF TINWARE FOR HOUSEHOLD USE, Pipes, And in fact EVERYTHING in hislineoi burim-ss wil be well made and promptly put up. STOVES "d STOVE PIPES furnished and set mp tf» order. MEAT MARKET! CAWELTI & BERGMAN, FAINTS, A CAWELTI'S BLOCK. New and Ueautyof u Market, withlce room, and everything whicliconveni enctaiul neatness could suggest, and detetermlned alwayt-to Secure the Very Finest Animal* for the use ef onr Patrons, we feel assured that we are offering tl people of this city greaterindncements thau ever betorc to patron ire theQueeu of Markets. Fat Cattle bought at the highest price. The Wagon has Come! AND THE CARRIAGES TOO! Ss PEABSALL & CHURCH October 1859, have been saying in the Tims "Waitfor the Wagon." They now announct to the public that their stock of Horses and Caniages, either for business or pleasure, is not excelledin the West. The mostrcosonablepricescharacterirethcii" PIO NEER LIVERY STABLE," located about half-way •p Main Street, near the Flanders House. Call on them if you would be suited with team or saddle horses. PEARSALL A CHURCH. McOregor.Iowe. T.W.WOOD Baa Removed te the nest door Weat ef E. R. Barrons, and is ready to 6)1, ders, WHOLESALE er RETAIL. I* OILS, \*V a. t' I GLASS, Medicinal Wiw ami Liquors, 900SS, STATIONS*.* and WAXiZa PAfUL. Cash Orders from the Country Filled at the lowest Rates. PARTICULAR ATTENTION Sivea te Compounding PrescriptiejMI T. W. WQOPf McQREOQR.IOWA, 0M O H. & A. O. HUNT KBSIABirT BBXTTiaCa OBce on Maiu Street, MoQRKQOR, IOWA. flfPEOPLE'S MARKET WTT.T.T it UTS 4t 9&0.* IN WILLIAM8'NEW BRICK BLOCK, MAISSf.. McGregor,Iowa,believe in fair dealing, aud will al way be found on hand ready to deal out the ch«.lce*t cuts of all kinds of Meat that the country affords.