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W« '*t 'T^» Cbc S)ttmnto Courier. W. XORRISi, GdiMr. OTTUMWA,loVYA. tHl RSDAY, FrJUCI U(Y lO Editorial Uul' AH communications must ho accompanied •y the real name of the authm, but may be published with a fictitious signature. Notices of Marriages, Deaths, and Religious Meetings will hp published free of charge. Notice of the meeting* if Charitable Insti tutions, and Political and public ineeliii^a gen erally. half (he usual rates of advertising. REPUBLICAN TICKET. I©! Cowuii: ^loner of tlie lit-miuie K ivr EDW1.\ Improvement, For Superintendent «f j'niiiic Instruction, L. H. BUG HEE. Per Repister of S-*tni I.srul OfHee, W. i HUL.MKS. THE DISIMOX hJh.l.\Di:it There is totliing which so perplexes and worries the modern Democrat, as his ina bility to make out a good case of Disunionism against the Republican Party. All his ener gies are exhausted in the work, his whole su perabundant stock of libeJ and mendacity is brought into requisition. He really labor* with an energy and devotion which would grace a good cause. He knows very well that if he can succeed in fixing the charge upon his political opponents, he will effectually work upon the public mind, which very just ly abhors the idea of a dismemberment of our Union, and thus materially advance his own partisan purposes. Hence the zeal with which he labors to fix upon Republicans the charge of disunionism. Unable to adduce any direct evidence of design on tne part of tire Republi can Party against the Union, he is compelled to resort to all manner of pettifogging arts to keep up even a dull appearance of success. The convention held at Worcester, Mass. by a few Abolitionists and disunionists, cer tainly afforded these Democrats but cold com fort in their trouble. It was calculated to most grievously dampen the holy ardor with *\hich they burn to convict the Republican Party of disunionism. It was most unfortun ate for them that .Republican journals did not advocate nor encourage the movement but on the contrary uniformly exposed and condemn ed it. It was more unfortunate that Senator Wilson and other Republican leaders who were invited to communicate their views of the movement should have been So bitter and pointed in condemnation of it. But worst of nil, when the convention took occasion so fre quently in good set terms, most violently and bitterly, even as well as a smart Democrat could have done it, to abuse the Republican Party and everything and everybody connect ed therewith. Democracy mourned piteously when this was added to the sum of its perplex ities. But Democracy took courage, nothing daun •ed by this lion in its way. What if the Repub lican Party did denounce the disunion move ment, what if Senator Wilson did write them such a pointed and rebuking letter, and what if the disunionists did so bitterly abuse the whole Republican organization, for not uniting with them in their fanatical schemes against the Union. Democracy had only to vary its tactics and cry out that it was a Republican movement in disguise," that Republicans were at the bottom of it and silently abetting it. As they have done before, times without number, they fancied they could rely with safety upon the gullibility of the dear people" and force them to swallow whatever silly stories they Inight manufacture. Another circumstance which these magnan imous honorable Democrats have seized upon with great avidity, is a letter containing dis union sentiments which was recently publish ed in the N. Y. Tribune. Notwithstanding the fact that the Tribune in its editorial col umns commented severely upon this letter, and discountenanced and refuted the doctrines advanced in it, the Democratic Press published the letter as evidence of the Tribune's disun ionism and suppressed the editorial comments. And this is but a specimen of the honesty with which they represent their opponents. It is but one of the thousand dirty tricks and arti fices by means of which they attempt to mis lead the public. The Democratic Party of Iowa has given prominence to this charge hy introducing it into their platform, and are determined to Biake all possible use of it during the ap proaching campaign. But it will not win. It Las long since grown thread-bare, aijl the peo ple have ceased to believe it. They have too much good common sense to be frightened from their convictions of duty by the misrep resentations of a Party which will not scruple to do anything for the sake of the spoils ut office. THE IMPROVEMENT. We have well founded hopes tliatour excel lent Commissioner, Mr. Manning, is making every possible exertion to secure the more vigorous prosecution of the Improvement of #ie Demoine River, in a way that will be sat pifactory to all parties concerned. We re frain from entering into particulars at this time, as our information is based on rumors linly. We have every assurance, at all events, ifrat the interests of the work are in good #i(i faithful hands, and that whatever can, will $e done. Mr. Manning, and Mr. Johnson, president of the D. N. & R. Company are ex jjected here the present week, and we hope If) obtain, as the result of this visit, reliable in Itnnation. THE NMALL POX. This aluriniu^ disease has made its appear ance in buveral places in this pait of the State. We hear of it at Bridgeport, opposite Eddy ville, in this county, said to have beeu brought tfiere from Missouri. Also ot Pella, and a' fleoria, Mahaska county, where one of two liases proved fatal. One case is reported in |)it. Pleasant. Under this state of fact it will |je well for our citizens to attend to the sub ject of vaccinaliou. An article on this subject from the pen of one of or Physicians will be flund in another column. We itre not adviseU tfhether our physicians are generally supplied Willi matter, but understand from ir. Morse tfcat he will be ic receipt of some in* few 4»y«- NEW HARDWARE STORE. f|re learn with much pleasure, that Mr. C. G. fUcKAHii, of Warren, Ohio, is about to open a Hardware Store in this place, and will keep a general assortment of Iron, Nails, Glass, Tools, and every other article in that hue. Mr. P. has rented the store-room lately occupied by ran At Co., opposite the Curlew House, and |M1 open about the 1st of April. We wish |m success. Advertisement next week. ical business of the Convention was com mrnceu, being devoted mainly to organization, and preparation for work. Judging by the space occupied by the report so far, the entire proceedings will be voluminous. The speech es of inntnhers upon every question aie given in full, and will compris" a considerable por tion of the volume. The sheets which we have, though evidently the first unrevised copies, show evidence of faithful reporting, and are, withal, well printed on a good quali fy of paper. The work, when completed, will douh'less give a faithful history of the Con vention, and a large edition will enable the members to give them a general circulation among their constituents. It cf course will be out of the power of the newspapers of the State to publish anything more than the sub stance. The debates exhibit a very commendable degree of talent in the Convention, and they appear to be conducted with dignity and pro- The Convention, we see, has adopted the plan of introducing resolutions into the Con vention, which are debated, and if adopted, referred to the appropriate committee. These TUB CONSTITUTIONAL. CON VENTION. We have •carcely heard from Iowa Cit/ since our last, owing to the derangement of man, was the immortal discoverer of Vaccina' the mails by the flood, and consequently have priety, varied occasionally by a little humor- receive and mature the di«ease, and before ou.i badinage between members of opposite I the irritation from 'eething has occurred, politics, such as the following Clarke, of Henry, said, if the gentleman from Des Moines, (J. C. llall) could smell a negro in all of his resolutions, he could smell wuiskey in all of his, (Hall?s.) committees aa fast as they prepare thera, re- favorable, and it more often fails at this sea port articles for the consideration of the Con- vention. We gave last week the report of jth* the committee on the Legislative depart- i told, also, acts unfavorably on the ment. We have, in addition, reports of only Mr EDW ARDS, from the Committee on the ret01ul"ttlia itd The provision is as follows: '•'ARTIRI K 2—RIGHT OK SUFFRAGE. "1. Every white male citizen of the United States of the age of twenty-one years, who shall have beeu a resident of the State six months next pieceding the election, and the county in which he claims his vote twenty days, shall be entitled to vote at all elections which aie now or may hereafter be authorized by law. '•2. Electors shall, in all cases except trea son, be privileged from arrest on the clays of election, during their attendance at such elec tion, going to ami returning therefrom. ''3. No elector shall be obliged to perform militia duty on the day of election, except in time of war or public danger. •'4. No person in the military, naval or ma rine service of the United States shall be con sidered a resident of this State by being sta tioned in any garrison, barracks, or military or naval place or station within this State. '•5. No idiot or insane person, or person convicted of any infamous crune, shall be en titled to the privilege of an elector. 46. All elections by the people shall be by ballot." n motion of Mr. CLARKE, of Johnson, the report was laid on the table and one hun dred copies ordered to be printed for the use of the Convention. Mr, EDWARDS, from the Committee on Amendments to the Constitution, made the following report: The committee to whom was referred so much of the constitution as relates to future amendment of the constitution have had the same under consideration, and a majority of the committee aak leave to recommend the following: Sec. 1. Any amendment or amendments to this constitution may be proposed in both houses of the General Assembly, and if the same shall be agreed to by a majority of the members elected to each of the two houses, such proposed amendment shall be entered up on their journals, with the yeas and nays ta ken thereor., and referred to the Legislature to be chosen at the next general election, and shall be published as provided by law for three months previous to the time of making such choicejand if in the General Assembly so next chosen, as aforesaid, such proposed amend ment or amendments shall be agreed to by a ^ma jority of all the members elected to each Tjiiouse. then it shall be the duty of the General Assembly to submit such proposed amendment or amendments to the people in such manner and at such time as the General Assembly shall in ovide and if the people shall approve of ami ratify such amendment or amendments, by a majority of the electors qualified to vote for members of the General Assembly voting thereon, such amendment oi amendments shall become a part of the constitution of thi* State. Sec. 2. AI the general election to be held in the jear one thousand eight hundred and six ty-seven, and in each tenth year thereafter, and also at such times as the General Assembly may by law provide, the question "Shall there be a convention to revise the constitution and amend the same?" and shall be deeided by the electors qualified to vote for members or the General Assembly: and in case a majority of th" electors so qualified voting at such election, shall decide in favor of a convention for such purpose, th# General Assembly at its nex) session s-hall provide by law for the election of delegates to such convention. (Signed) W. A. WARREN Chairman. Right of Suffrage, made the following report: surrounded by a very faint and narrow inflain The committe to whom was referred that JOHN T.CLARK, DAVID BUMiEft. On tjfce £lst, January, Mr. Clark of John son offered the following: the people possess the right to prohibit by law the nianufac'ure and sale of intoxicating liquois as a beverage, and the right shall never be infringed." The amendment was lost. Mr. Solomon offered the following. "The manufacture of or traffic in any property the production of this or any foreign state which a lrgitimate object of commerce shall not be prohibited 'l'his amendment was lost. Mr. Clark of Henry offered the following: ''laws may lie submitted to a vote of the peo ple to be decided whether they shall go into effect,which was lcwt. On the 5th inst.. the Convention had under consideration the subject of a system of Courts for the State. On the same day a debate arose on the subject of State indebtedness. A mo tion to strike out $100,000, and insert 9250,000 was adopted. DISTRICT COURT.—The spring term of this Court, for Wapello County, Hon. H. B. Hen dershott presiding, commenes ne«i Masriay. There are 75 cases on the docket. pswr -•V. Written for th» Ottnaw* Courier. VACCINATION. HllUHT/—Mr. Edward very little further from the Constitutional Con vention. Through the courtesy of the Mem ber from this District, George Gillaspy, Esq., we are in receipt of sheets of the official Re port of the Debates and Proceedings of the Convention, in full, rfown to Monday. Janu ary, 20th, being 30 closely printed pages, mat- «nong those whom in the country he wascall ter enough, if we deemed it profitable to print I ed upon to inoculate, many resisted the effort it all, to fill our entire columns. Besides, this g'™ I ed as a means of rendering the disease milder, The attention of Mr. Jenner was excited to ftem portion of the report before us, brings down he found had under gone a disorder contracted the proceedings barely to the time when the by milking cows affected by a peculiar crup- Period for Vaccinal ion.—The proper age for vaccinating a child is about the Fourtu lmonth when Seanm tfo year.—The acasoft the year is of some consequence to the success' of vac cination. The heat of summer is most un- son any akin s ,ccess been moderated by the influence of spring, or until the heat of summer has given way to the co.)lnes9 of autumn. Phenomena.—The first appearance of a sme cessful vaccination, shows itself about the third day after the insertion of the matter, in the form of a red and slightly elevated pimple which on the fourth day is more tuinciied et portion of the Constitution relative to the right i .. ... of suffrage, have had that subject under cnsid- covery, inoculation of small pox was practic- Administration papers in this State. The fol lowing concluding paragraphs of the letter give the facts of the case, from which it jvill the subject of cow pox, by observing that be seen that Mr. Greely's calumniators have th« small pox. These patients tion on their teats and a vague opinion pre vailed of its bein^ preventative of small pox. In 1796, fre made Huccessful experiments with the mutter obtained from the cow, arid found that those whom he had infected with it, were iiifmsreptable to small pox. Two yeais afterwards he published the result of his investigations. Public attention was at once awakened to the subject. The introduction of vaccination wusal fust vitlently opposed in, me answering to this one, was coining on from various quarters, and inn ny tTireful evils were feared from it yet the knowledge and prac tice. of it spread rapidly throughout Europe and Arneiica and there is now no civilized nation on the earth, by whom it has not begn adopted, and very generally hailed us a means of certain security against a dreaded and loath s me disease* the body is sufficiently developed While we choose, generally, the fourth Ttouth as the most convenient age, yet should small pox prevail, or other urgent circumstan ces exist. ,we never hesitate to vaccinate at any peiiod, even within a few days aftei birth. other the free secretion fiom removing the virus when inserted.— ani two other committees,on the right of suffrage, disease. As a general rule, therefore, it is and on amendments to the Constitution. These better to wait until the rigors of winter have two reportH we give below. The former, it Will be seen, changes article 2nd, very slight ly. Whether they improve sec. 2 any we have no time here to discuBs. Our readers can compare the proposed provisions with the old one, and decide for themselves: Report of Siamling Committees. development of the vaccine base, and is attended with itching. On the 1 eration, and have unanimously instructed ance of a vesicle. About this time a depies me to report the same back without amend- sion appears in the center, of a fawn color, ven'tion*1^ pfbple has assumed the appcar- strongly marked on the seventh day and distenaed with lymph. On the ninth day the vesicle arrives at its perfect state. At this period, constitutional disturbance generally taker place to a greater or less degree. Subse quently, the vesicle gradually changes to a dark colored scab, which finally detaches itself and falls off. There remains an indelible. slightly pitted scar. Revaccination.—The question as to the pro priety of revaccination, is a very impoitant one. It is the only known method of distin guishing those who remaiu protected from those who do not: If successful, it establish es a strong presumption that the individual was mare or tail liable to contract small pox. It is well known that a person who has had the small pox, is liable, after the lapse of years, to a second attack, in a modified form, com monly called varioloid as is also the case afr ter vaccination. It is a fact, that most physicians who are liable to frequent exposures to small pox con tagion, are in the habit of frequently repeat ing vaccination upon themselves even those who have had the small pox. Statistics go to prove that the protective power of vaccina tion begins to diminish after the first fourteen years although, it is probably never entirely extinguished. Ordinarily, therefore, revacci nation should be practiced after the first four teen years, but totmtr during the prevalence of small pox. The most accurate series of observations, inrela'ion of the protective power of vaccina tion, have beeu recorded during the past fe\? years, by physicians in different pai ts of the world, possessing oppoitunities peculiarly fa vorable f«r their prosecution ail of which observations fully bear out Jenner's first esti mate of its value—that when the system has beeu placed fully under the influence of the vaccine virus, it is completely protected in the greater number of cases, against a subsequent attact of small iiox. The foregoing nas been written with the hope of calling attention to an important and too much neglected subject of which it is be lieved too little, generally, is known. Parents should see to it, that their childreu are prop erly vaccinated under the most vavorable cir camstances, and then that the disease matures properly, and is undisturbed in its course.— The history and progress of all such impor tant discoveries are truly interesting and valu able. L. D. Mom*, m. d. Ottumwa, Feb. 19, 1857. UREAT I IKt: IN BiltLlACTOK, Loss, $80,000.—The most duti uctive fire with which Bulington was ever visited, broke out on Saturday morning lust, 011 the corner of Main and Jefferson Sts., in the Wholesale Dry Goods and Grocery Store, of Kimball Ac Co and extending west to the building of Dr. Hansom, on the alley, con«uining iu its course the threw story building of the Messrs Whites, Stove dealers, and several wooden buildings belougingto the Cameron Estate. The loss of Kimball &. Co., will be $31,000, all but $12 to $15,000 insured J. W. &. C. A. White, Stove and Tiu Dealei«, loose $10,000, $8,000 insur ed Kaiser k, Co., loose $500, not msured B. C. Armslrong loss, $1500, no insurance Messrs Gesciiwend, $2 to §:'00(), no insurauce, Morton & Co., $5000, mostly stolen. The building in wbicb our friends of the Hawk*Eye, to whom we are indabfed for the above infor mation, have their office, was directly oppo site the lire and was iu great danger at one time. fly The bill removing the Capital of Ne braska from Omaha, was vetoed by tbe Gov ernor, and failed of a two-third vote in one branch. 4 WEEKLY OTTUMWA COURIER. LETTERof HORACE GREELET. While at Iowa City recently, Mr. Greely nner,an English- addressed a letter to the Iowa City licimbli caiif in relation to the story about his receiv- tion. His name certainly deserves a place inj, $MOO. from the D. N. & R. Co., for ser among the great and illustrious benefactors of vices at Washington city, which had been re the human race. Prior to this important dis- ported with all the changes by some of the I mistaken and mis-stated the character of that I charge which its responsible Authors know to be a wanton calumny. Whether there would have been any culpa bility in my acting as ageut for said Company, had I done so, it is not necessary to consider, since it is certain that 1 never did. I was 10 evvr* THE FI,OOI|w We have voluminous details of the disas ters by the late flood, from which we con dense the following particulars. Albany, N. Y., was the greatest sufferer of which we have any account. Loss estimated at $2,000 000. I"he whole lower part ®f the city to Green St. was flooded, driving the in habitants from their dwellings, and giving but little time to remove property. Horsemen in the night rode through the rising waters, knocking up unconscious sleepers to a sense of their danger. The water, at one time, roBe six inches in the space of five minutes. To add to the hoirors of the scene, lires broke out in several places, numerous cattle were con fined in the submerged distilleries whose bel lowing, until stopped by drowning, can be easier imagined than described. The Ohio, Illinois, Susquehanna, Delaware, Schuylkill, and Juniatta, rivers generally have been very high, by which railroad, and other bridges, and steamboats and other property were swept away or destroyed. Railroads and Telegraphs have been great sufferers. Bridges on most of the roads have been swept away, and we hear of the loss of several lives. A freight train on the C. & Road was precipitated into the Du Page, killing the engineer, fireman and a brakefnau. All the bridges at Aurora, Big Bureau, and five other bridges between Aurora and Men dota, in all 13 bridges and culverts are gone. Pas se ngers from Burlington for a time, went by Mendota and Bloomington, to Chicago. The Kock Island Road was only slightly injured, and tiains at last advices were expect ed to run through. Tbe Michigan Central was scarcely byured at all. The Southern very slightly. Alexandria, at the mouth of the Demoine, vas partially submerged, but we hear of little damage resulting. Chicago was threatened with a disaster simi lar to that of 1849, in consequence of a sud den breaking up of the ice, and the carrying away of the hundreds of all sorts of vessels embedded in it into the Lake, or smashing them. But the result was not so aerious near ly as that of the former year. '•A Knox, formerly eonneeted with tbe Oskaloosa Her»M^ ka» Mw MNM» ola Republican. SWAMP LAND TBIALS.—An intense excite ment attends the sale of Swamp lands at Council Bluffs, growing out of conflicting claims of Coauties and individuals. 100 persons were present from Fremont Co., the first case relatiang to lands in that Co. Case 1 occupi ed two days. The Counties claim that the lands in question are swampy, while contes tants deny it. Witnesses against the counties were considered in danger of personal vio lence. The swamp land trials at Fort Des Moines have been postponed. CHARLEAS, BLOW & Co., 8T. LEVIS,4T «M of the largest and most reputable Drug Estab lishments in the West. We direct attention to their spring announcement, in another col umn, from which it will be seen that they are fully prepared to supply «f ikit gion in their line. may As I was leaving Washington for the last jin New York, of the Des Moines Company, t™60- 8ny time up to this present, on or about the first of 'e* them have it. July ldst, a friend handed me a draft for one There can be no doubt but public sentiment thousand dollars, drawn on the Treasurer, in demands drawn on me by an agent emploved by said article, and wish to prevent it. Company. I took this draft, accordingly, home with me, and held it until I was apprised nearly four weeks thereafter, that a draft on Washington. I immediately, and for the first time in my life, visited the office of the Des Moines Company, and found therein an old and valued friend, Mr. Alvah Hunt, form erly Treasurer of our State, and now Treasur er of this Des Moines Company. I said to him, '"Mr. Hunt, do you know of a draft for one thousand dollars on your Company, pay able to my order?" He answered Yes,! understand it.n I rejoined, "Do you know that I have no interest in said draft?" lie said, Yes, I know all about it. Then," said I, shall I accept and pay the draft drawn against it He said, C-rtainly and I presented the draft in my hands, which he paid, and with the proceeds I paid the one thousand dollar draft drawn from Washing ton on me. That draft is bow in my posses sion. These are the facta in the case, to which, immediately on the story being started that I had been employed by this Company, I made affidavit, in due form of law, and transmitted the same to the Investigation Committee of the Iowa Senate, coiroborated by the state ment of Alvali Hunt aforesaid, that I never was interested in nor employed bj said Des Moines Company, and never was paid or prom ised by it one faithing for any service what ever. I believe other leading members of the Company, familiar with the facts, addressed similar statements to members of the Iowa Senate. At all event", my affidavit and the statement of Treasurer Hunt weie forwarded to Hon. J. B. Grinnell. of that Senate, and by him handed to the Committee of Investigation. And yet in full view of these facts, the secret archives of that Committee are drawn upon at House, the sub-marine telegraph bill ,, was referred to the P.O. Committee. The pleasure for garbled evidence to bolsler up a ... *, 1 who kept bouse in the building which he the doings of the present Congress and du- w-as murdered, has been eonfined to thetoombs. ring that time I never was paid, nor promised A witness swore that on the Friday night one mill for anything I did or tried to do in when the murder was committed, he heard a Washington advance any interests what- 0 3 mmm msim i^'iritlii^lini^Wir^iiiw^ rttiijHii^-iMiiM^'irrft irV^ riiriTihTi CONGRKS8 mil.—The Indiana Senators, elected by the late fraud, presented their cre denlials, whicn were referred to the judiciary committee. Considerable debate had whe'her the Senate on the tariff nearly five months in daily attendance upon I (,lr cry, ?f I can only stop the deliberate, intentional,! all mystery yet detraction of which I have been made the sub ject, by asking the verdict of an Iowa jury upon it. All the favor I have to solicit ia lha in adjudging the case, politics shaJl be utterly forgollen, and justice between man and man only regardad. Yours, HORACE GREELEY." low* Crrv, Teb. 4,1857. dent announced the object of the meeting, il being pursuant to the law and iu obedience to the concurrent order of the two Houses. The President first opened the vote of the State ol Maine, which was received bp the te lers, and other States in rotation. Mr. Pearce announc ed the result and declared huchanan and Breckenridge elected President and Vice Pres ident. Tbe question was raised as to count ing the vote of Wisconsin, the electors hav ing met on the 4th instead of the 3d of Dec. The President said the functions of the two Houses were now discharged. Debate was comaenced on this subject, but the President said that no vote could be taken, and both Houses diseussed the question with much earnestness when they had respectfully rt-as sernbled in their own places, but without coin ing to any conclusion. In the Hou&e. the committee on elections reported that Whit field was not entitled to a seat. There was a minority'report. AllIUVAI.of the GEORGE LAW. Ntw YOHK, Feb 13. Tbe steamship Geo. Law from Aspiuwall Feb. 8, arrived at 6 o'clock this P. M., bring ing San Francisco dates of Jan. 20, and $], 100,000 in treasure. She connected with the Golden Gate which brought down to Pai auia upwards of a million and a half. Messrs Broderi'k and Gwyn Senators elect from California, are among her passengers. The frigate Independence was otf Panama. The St. uy's fiad sailed for Sao Juan. The Cyane was at Aspiuwall. Advices from Panama are to 3d inst. The steamer Sierra Nevada arrived there on the 21st ult. and departed a few days after for Sail Francisco. The Captain of the Sierra Nevada reports he saw Walker at Kivas Jan 15th and thenth** allies had not taken Virgin Bay as reported by the British steamer Greytown, nor had they made any attempts upon San Juau del Sur. Walker h?d an effective force of 120 men and strongly fortified at Fort Kivas, where he has a foundry for casting balls. The Nicaragua rouU is broken up. Walker had not beard of tbe capture of liis steamers up to the 17th of January, butsuspec ted something wrong. Adv ices from Valparaiso are to Jan 1st, from Callao 10th and Australia Nor 10th. Business at Valparaiso dull. The John Adams was still there. Capt Boutwell had arrived at Panama and took passage iu the George Law. The Revolution in Peru progresses. The insurgents drawing gradually nearer to lhe capitol. An insurgent lleet entered the har bor of Callao, Dec. 31st, and had a slight skir mish with the forts and a government steamer, in which several foreign vessels, including the American Dark, Juvenile, were injured. The English steamer Tribune and a French frigate interposed for the protection of for eigners, when the iiisugents hauled otf, leaving only the steamer Aperemac in the harbor. A French sympathiser with the insurgents was arrested, and there were found in his pos session impoitant papers, and intercepted let ters from Gen. Vivanco to his wife are said to implicate the British and American min ister. The revolutionists had taken possession of the Chincha islands. The Ei.glish mail steamer Bolivia from Pan ama was boarded on Jan. 10th off Callao by the revolutionary steamer Lumber and an at tempt made to take her mails. Another unsuccessful attempt at Revolution bad been made in Bolivia. Advices from Australia unimportant. Har vest prospects good. Flour 22 pounds p#r ton. News from California aot very Important. mmmm THE LICENSE LAW. The Governor's Message to th« T-p^Tttore We gave week before last a brief, and last I recommends the passage of an act legalizing week a fuller synopsis of the Law regulating I the State debt and a bill was introduced for the sale of intoxicating Liquors, or the License j1*1®1 I,urP°8® .. ... Several snocks of an earthquake had been Law, as it is called. It will we seen that the felt throughout the State, buildings were shat present prohibitory law is not repealed, but. toed in Los Antrelns and Santa Burb&ra. ®»Pe*seded in any county prefering License Law to it, by a vote of the people. In relation to this matter, we will only say now that if the people don't like prohibition, while we may and do regret it, let the other sy®tem transaction in every particular. If Horace fierce any law upon an unwilling people.-— Greeley don't become a hero it will be no The only effect is to bring all law into con fault of his calumniators. But to the extract: tempt. So that if the majority of the people be tried. There is no use in trying to county prefer license to prohibition ksome regulation of this miserable The which he asked me to take with me and use to openly or avowedly in favor of free whiskey, pay a draft which he said would probably be 1 T,,ey opponents of prohibition are not recognize the evils of the abuse of the They profess intemperance can be more effectually prevent ed by it, are correct or not. If It should so prove, we shall be among the first to give in our adherence, because we confess to a strong desire to find the result an effectual remedy for this monstrous evil. The ice broke on the Ohio at Pittsbureh, Wheeling, and Portsmouth) on the 6th. The river was rising rapidly. Several cotton presses were burned at Mo bile on the 9th. Loss $75.(KX'. 000 bales of cotton consumed. Mr. Bosch, as a cabinet warehouse, was con sumed by fire on the 10th inst.. nnd Mr. Bosh, and his wife peiished in the tlaines. to think that can most effectually ba dons by a stringent License Law. We hope that the friends of the License System if it should be adopted will give it a I however, do'not credit it. fair trial, by rigidly enforcing it. They will «ava: please recollect that the License System is un- I learn from good authority that a tele .. .ill graph message from Lord Stratford de Rat der trial, and that it is to be demonstrated by-j the practical workings of it among us, wheth- i the effect that he has accepted the terms of er the pretenses of its friends, that the evils of I'eaco offwd by England not on account of •he fall .of Bushiere, but on general grounds. NEWH OF THE WEBlL. President Pieice and Sidney Webster, bis private secretary, have been subpenaed in the filibuster case at New York- P^' amnesty for the Lombards Venhian pro- Reports from Central America look like vinces another filibuster expedition from San Fran- The'conference at Constantinople respecting cisto to lower California. Walker had not the principality had ended, and the Austrian capitulated at bt. George, but would carry the war into the enemy's country. Reports, how ever. contlict. A five-story building, corner of Mercer and Liverpool, Jan 27 Notwithstanding the Bleecher streets, New York, occupied by a very dull report from Mark Lane yesteldav they should be referred to the judiciary or a.| PsftSs while ys3df.i«»sl0dj flour extra 0 3-lsfti select committee. The judiciary committee,. 35s western 31sfi.3lsfid. Beef continues fir now having the matter in charge, is the same met. sales limited pork no change bacon de that had Mr. Harlan's case. The spirit of ma ml languid price without change. Lard a train scarce, on the spot and 69s bad been occasion seemed candid. Mr. Pugh gave notice of a bill regulating the paid for a small quantity. Still buvers for elections of U. S. Senators, which is needed. I futuie delivery at (J5s. bin wns discussed. The tariff will nrob- prob ably be much reduced by the House bill. The probability of a surplus revenue of $ I3.000.IXK) next June, in spite of extravagant expendi tures and lavish appropriations for everything, will do much towards producing that result. The Coroner's inquest in the case of Bur dell, at New York, was 3ti 11 iu progres. No s WPre .^Irs- Cunningham, in lio.ise and while be stop- ped to listed a man in his shirt sleeves opened the front door and ordered him away. It is A boilei 011 the Canal enlargement, Btiff.ilo, exploded on the 11th. killing tbe engineer, fireman, and five others, and seriously injuring several others. CONGHKSS, 11th.-—The two houses counted the votes for President and Vice President. The Senators enteied tbe chamber—llie mem bers of the House standing. The President of the Senate took Speaker. Mr. it flip rifrht nf tli0 I The Gandnra party attacked the Govern ment troops at Sonora, Nov. 23d, but were re pulsed with a loss of 18 men. The State Treasurer had deposited money with the Pacific Express Co., for the payment of Ihe State Intel est in July, but the Attorney General obtained an injunction, restraining the payment. The U. 8. ship Germantown arrived in Hampton Rnnds 9th inst. from Rio Janeiro, all well. The St. Lawrence frigate was to sail from Rio in a ft w days on a cruise to South America. Arrival of tlie City of Baltimore. NEW YoHK,F'eb. 13 The steamship City of Baltimore arrived here last night. Left Liverpool Jan. 28. The Niagara arrived at Liverpool Jan 26. ller news is four days later than previous advices. It is reported that on the British taking 'Bu sh i ere, which they did after 2 hours bombard ment, the Persians submitted to the demands of their opponents. The English papers. c|i,r r,reived 81X lhe From the N. Y. Daily Tribune. ABOl'T CILTIVATI\( SORG HUM OR TIIK III\ESE Sl'G lit CAM:. 1. SEED.—-If there be a seed-store within your reach, your easiest way is to send and buy whilt seed you want. In planting to raise seed ('be first year's object.) a pound will suf fice for an acrr and this ought not to cost more than a dollar. But beware of imposters and swindlers, for bushels of broom-corn ard kindred seeds will be palmed off as that of the Sorghum. Where you cannot readily obtain seed in this way, write to your member of Cingress asking him to send you a paper, ami he will generally be able to do so. If not, the .NM-retai v of your State Agricultural Society may be able to supply you. 2. PLANTING.—Choose a warm, mellow ioil, such as you would confidently expect to grow at least fifty bushels of Indian Corn to the acre. Plow early, plow deep and tho roughly. Plant as early as you could venture to plant corn. If you have a hot-bed, start a I little jieed in one corner of it. If you plant considerably, put in your seed at different 1 i- 1 ,1 o 1 times— say, in this latitude, one-quarter eaeh Hosier of the Senate, and on ,hft lsf Messrs. Jones, of Tennessee, and Howard of I "J V Michigan, of the House appeared as tellers, I ......i' .u, tin i and occupied the Clerk's desk. 'Hie Presi^ and 2»th of May and 1st of Plant (for seed) in hills. h,n' aud at (llstai'^s feet each way. Trv some live feet apart east and west (0 as to let in the sun between the rows,) and some iu drills—say four or five feet apart east and west, with the seeds six inches apart iu the drill, and thin \he plants to one fool apart. If you have seed in abundance, sow a little in drills two feet apart, the seeds in the drill but two or three inches apart.— Cover lightly, as the seed rots if covered deeply. Keep the hens at a distance, or it will come up too soon. 3. TiLr.At.ic.—The Sorghum comes up look ing very pury—much like broom-corn or barn grass. if you set a blockhead to weed it, he will probably pull it up and report that it nev er terminated. Cultivate like Indian Coin— onlv faithfully. If suckers start, a inajority say pinch them or pull (hem otf—that is, in growing for seed. litis need not be done iu growing for 3ugar. 4. HAKVKSTING.*—Whenever the seed shall be ban! and black, cut oft the tipper p.irt of the stalks, sny three feet long, and hang them up like biooui-corn, in a dry chamber, suspend ed from tbe ceiling, so as to be out of the way of rals, &c. Now cut up your stalks, null off the leaves, and satisfy yourself that all man lier of stock will eat them cut up a few of the stalks as you would cor*i-stalks, and try a like experiment with them aud put the rest of the sialks thrwigh any kind of a crushing mill that may be handy—a cider-mill would be better than nothing—catch the juice end in stantly warm it over a slow fire in a large ket tle, skimming off the scum so long as any shall rise. Then boil the juice about four fifths away, as if it were maple sap. Use a little lime-water to neutralize the phosphoric acid, which otherwise will give a slightly acid but :ot unpleasant taste to the syrup. Save some syrup without thus neutralizing tbe acid, as you inay like it better that way. Don't waste the scum, but throw it to the pigs, where it will make at least excellent manure. Feed the pumice or crushed stalks to your cattle and, having thus cleared the ground, be ready to plant or sow extensively next Spring. 5. FOIIPEK.—We estimate that, whenever seed shall be sufficiently abundant, any rich, warm land will produce a third more fodder per acre if sown with Sorghum tha-i if sown with Indian Com, and that the Sorghum is at least twenty-five per cent, more nutritious than the coin. But all that can be effected this year is to grow a good supply of seed, and prove that this plant is valuable both for Syruy and Fodder. Next year will be soon enough for most cultivators to think of Bowing for fodder or grinding for sugar. —One word of caution to experimenters Don't run the thing into the ground. The Sorghum will prove a valuable addition to our crops, if we don't render it odious by some Multicaulis foolery. But wheat, Indian com and clover are not gobif out of fashion for some years yet. The property of Trinity Church, Bfis- copalian, N. Y. City, is valued at $5,225,293, 47. It was originally given for the benefit of all the Episcopalians, "inhabiting ag&lo in habit" in the City of New York. Oui conscience is a fire within •"Cf Ilriu The Daily News at the Board Great doubt are thrown ovei the recent news of the burning of the factories at Canton and later intelligence from China is anxiously look ed for. Rumors of modifications in the composition of the British cabinet continued to be promul Ijated. Fershk Khan the Persian embassador had an interview with Napoleou. The reply of the latter was non committal. The Emperor of Austria had granted acom- troops were to be replaced by the Turkish sol diers. The Independent Beige soys that the confer ence on the Neufcliatel question will take place in the middle of February. The Times of the 26th says that the English funds continue to exhibit heaviness, and have 10,000 to 15, closed al a further decline of hit If per cent Consuls quoted at 93!('i93" we had at to-day's market, a good attendance of buyers in wheat, a fair consumption busi ness was done, but we cannot alter quotations, which remain as on Friday. Flour, in the absence of sales, quotations continue nomin al. Indian corn, in very small demand, mixed freely oliered at H3s3d. We quote wheat red U9, NO. S A CARD. TfTV? mfcMrlbtir has auM to Mr. K. R. IV. B.""Mr, Murphy desire* to (ay tibat the fltore, npponlte Kuhiuary Is, 1^A7-fl-8w. Ms ri.nms In Ottumwa together with full Itutmetlona In ull the new inoUea of operating, and especially la iik in t)i« Bplierrcof ypo. He feels confident that Mr. Murphy will be aide to make all work ciuru'lfil to his care «u1i*f»ctory to patron* In every pxrtlcular, and wuulU recommend bis him to all persona as an Artist. L. W. BUKU* above Vm-iin-** wttl not interfere tj, th,. |-Hit with his tile. llarnewtHnd Trunk iu*in«*s, which will •."I 'Ml nitli ImTi'H-'fil vitrei- at tin .H stand. i ^l'hi rn-ot v|k- rooini .iv«r Iloilpc and Parkhurst1* th«- t'ourler office. I. B. MURPHY. i O K i 7 your TIT1 ,K&. a larife number of the Wapello Titles JP k-f.ctive, I have purchiwc.l D. C. Mitchell's ab »trm of the County Records and am having a complete outline of the titles of all the Heal Kstate in the county drnti n up. .*•''i tii.nul County Maps, Town Plats and Dlanks of all kinds on hand so that titles ran examined autf pmperty conveyed with little trouble and cxpen*«. l^T'Hi veral valuable Farms ami Town Lots forsale. reh- 1*.|iM-if. JAMfc.HI) KEVIN. •For tho Demoine liiver. —_ ON TUB OPK.MXtf A V I ii A I O ,M of Control to A lCntirely .Hew A lirlit draught ntiairt^ 'I.Alt A IIIN'K *... tt. io the aliow trade a* oon as siiftk-iviit induce ment in otrered to make a trip. The "Clara Hine" waa built l»jt season, and I* one of the strongest two-boat* alloat, and only draws 17 inches lijrht. She has good capacity for freight, and will he provided with two n.-w harfcea, and remain In the trade the entire season Kor freight, or any information, applv to u5Mt UROWN & TAYLOR, Levee, KeokukT O I N A O S And no Mistake! HO IT WAKCH I at we po erwt for gHik TIU'M- who neglect tn pay oft their over due \olcs and Hook Accounts before that time need expect no further delay In the colleation of them. If .vou can't pay now, settle your accounts and tell us when you WILL. [5l-:tt] IEVIN BKO. Dissolution Notice. Tnameco-partnership HE heretofore existing underthe and ntyle of Uoidd & Finney, in the luihbtr trade, wan dissolved by mutual consent on the loth da» of Ketiruar.v. The liiifineK.s will be continued at the game place by 1). tluolO, will settle all debts 4 the late firm. IAVII (iOOLD. Keb. 19-51-St. AAltON 1'INNKT. Dissolution Notice. Tuiv *'o-F«rtn«T*lilp heretofore ciiitlnc l-etvveeti mid IUHI.T WHO cli-»ivt'il tti. -n i Kurl, Johnson A Co. I'.V in ft n tl ri.ns, NT on THE 11th day of February, 1S57, John Thompson retiring ther. frum, The biuoneM of the flrtu will be settle by Knrl 4 John- N. I). HAUL, J. C. JOHN.SOV, Feb. lit \')7-IIM-'IW. JOHN THOMSON 1857. 1857* DRUGS, MEDICINE8, PAINTS, OILS, W 1 N DOW-GLASS (GIdsslaarf, iDrrfitmerp, Ut. CIIARLESS,~~RLOW & CO., WholcNule JJIIO vtmi sreu UUirrciU Dealer* ST. I.O U 18, »TO., "WSJ"!''!'1 'he o|iciiiii(.' of the river, he iu re i k ipt of their late iiurchaite.-i, eoiisUting uf 5000 Packages of Drugs and Medicine*,^ f.'i) cane.- Tk-mnnV I'Mlnts, dry and In olfe 5,000 ketf* lilmv'x pure wldte lead, in 2S, M, 100. Mtu iitnl -JIM)||,. kcjts 1,000 kepi Freneh Zinc,--white SOU IthU. Kitfillsh I,Indeed Oil lOO Til liners'Oil 100 Hetlncil Winter Whale Oil 100 M.u hlne Oil 100 Xo. I I.aril Oil 100 Opal, Jajian ami Coach VarnWkagt Whiting ami l'utt.v 900 loi'iinil and i liippt-il liogwud: 100 u Kitstle ami (^umivooil 1,1)00 ca-i-s Saiif.irl\i K.\t. I '2,IKHI I,.Kuoii1 ilnzen Adams' llo-tuii Paint |lruiheii, linv II. an *1... *1' .1 »ny other lloiise in the West. of four Keli. IMI.MH-1. and our sins the fuel therefore, instead of warming, it will scorch us, unless the heat be removed, or the heat of it be allayed by penitential tear*. Brekers benefit most by bank paaics* In fact they make them for profit. The Richmond enquirer says that Virginia is going ahead with remarkable rapidity. Five new banks mis hi aUbiiiM in St. Louis. AC 1.000 boxen each ^xln, 111x12 ami IllxlH HtUbiirff Usa =1,1100 boxes 10x1ft up to «0\4.» Pittsburgh UUm ?,iMM) l»ru(fjfil-i«licip Furniture X,IH)0 Ilotllt-K. Phials, Ac. Mil hills, each AIii in, Kpson, Salt, ami Brlmston^ u tai Mri -—*|—irflSM M»N. Camphor cant*** 'Itarturlc Acid IIM* fa**** hfit f'mich ami AiiiMrSdMi fmrfiWIfl. 1im» iMcji ami Ptiueiilo «Oi carets Wolir* *'hna|»p.« 5l chmvn Mii'lni* ItHlitfu cask* |»r me I»a!t 1,00 krjfr Newcastle Hi-rarV SmTn, CASH and I'KOMi'T TlMfc HI VKKP vUItloff ourtlto an* requested to jrive us a rail before JNirrhasfnf, ft# we feel confident tlint wt? ran supply thetu out of our iiaiuense Muck at lower figures than iliev can bar of CIIAKMCSft, BLOW A Special XotCces. Merchant's Gnrgling Oil. This valuable medicine combines the nec essary qualities to entitle it to public favor.— Long experience furnishes ample testiinoi tiu' as a Liniment adapted to meet the w«* and emergencies of all classes, "Merchan Gargling Oil," in its appropriateness to but man and beast, merits Ine approbation win which it is received. Possessing in a high de gree the properties of an anodyne and restor ative, it bag a wonderful influence over many painful diseases. Its great efficacy t® heal is attributable to the chemical combination of the choice ingredients of which it is com posed W. F. Elmeiidorf is the authorized agent for the sale of this medicine at this place. Sold also by druggists and merchants usually iu tbe vicinity. Wholesale by medi cine ilnalers in all large towns. n39. Tlios. A. Hurley'* Nursaparill* The most eminent physicians of the present day esteem the ingredients of which it is com posed as the most valuable and etlicacious that can be given for the following maladies, viz: Scrofula, in all its forms diseases of the skin, eruptions, 4LC., Kliiunatisiii, Dyspepsia, Chron ic Diseases of the Lungs, to counteract the destructive effects of mercury. Cancerous ef feetion. Jaundice, Hypertrophy, or Enlarge ment of the Heart, Palpitation and Trembling in the region of the Heart and Stomach, Scur vy, Cholera, o* St. Vitus' Dance, Neuralgia, and all diseases arising froin an impure state of the blood.—Newcastle Gazatte l*or sale by every extensive apothecary. Wood's Hair liestorative* Among all preparations for the hair, that have been introduced as infallible, none has ever given the satisfaction or gained the popu larity that Prof. Wood's Hair Restorative now has. His restorative has passed the ordeal of innumerable fashionable toilets, and the lad^ wherever they have tested it, pronounce peerless article. They find, where the hair is thinned, that it»J creates a fresh growth—that it fully restores th« vegetat.ve power of the root on the denud ed places, and causes the fibres to shoot ane\ —tnat it dissolves and removes dandruff, pi vents grayness, restores the hair to its origins color when grayness has actually supervened, gives a rich lustre, impart the softness and tlexibillily of silk to the hair, aud keeps it al ways luxuriant, healthy, and in full vigor. To be had of O. Wood & Co.. 114 Mar ket street, and of druggists geiierau/.^-^frK*' iug Mirror. F°r & burn or scald we know of noth ing better than Baker's Pain Panacea. You •h'Mild always be provided with it so that it can be applied instantly, thus you will prevent a I liter and need have no fear of being scar red, or of there being a contraction of the mus cles. I'lie philosophy of application is in pre venting the action of the cold air upon the CUticle. You will always find it for sale by Win. F. Klmendorf, and by gents in every town in the county. It is put up in 25c, 50c, and $1 bot- tles* Ail. THE TALK.—NoonecanforgetuWalls' Pectoral Syrup of Wild Cherry. It Is more talked of than any medicine we ever knew.— If we meet a friend who has a Cough, Cold, Consumption, or any disease of the Lungs, we cannot help saying, as hundreds of others say, use "Wells' Syrup of Wild Cherry." The "Kansas question'' is not a more general topi# 8ee Receipo Book.^Dunlap Forsha, & Coo Edddy ville, C. Lawrence, Ottumwa, Agents.