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X. BAGAIT, Editor
OTEUBEIVrVIIjXjE. .WEDNESDAY AUGUST 4, 1658. EEPUBLICAN STATE TICKET. SXIPRKM8 JPDOK, WILLIAM V. PECK, of Scioto. ATTORNEY GENERAL, .0. P. WOLCOTT, of Summit. , COMPTROLLER, ', W. B. THRALL, of Franklin. BOARD 0? PUBLIC WORK, JOIINL. MARTIN, of Butler. Republican Congressional and County Convention. , The Republican Voters of the County of Jefferson, and all Voters opposed to the Buchanan Democracy, are requested to meet at their respective places of hold ing elections, on Saturday, the Uth day of August, 1858, at 2 o'clock, P. M., for the purpose of electing delegates to attend a Convention of delegates, from the counties of Jeffer- son, Harrison, Carroll and Columbiana, to be held at Harlem Springs, on THURSDAY, AUGUST 19th, 1858, . to nominate a candidate for Congress for (he 2 1 si District. In selecting those del egates, each township will be entitled to one delegate, and each district in Steu benville township, .will be entitled to one delegate. . At the same time and places they are ' requested to choose delegates to meet in the city of Sieubenville, at the Court House, at 11 o'clock A. JVl., on Tuesday, the 17 th day of August, to nominate can didates for the various county offices to be filled at the enduing October Election. Each township being entitled to three delegates, and each district in Steuben- ville township to three delegates. The county omces to be tilled, are Probate Judge, Auditor, Recorder, One County Commis9ioner,County Surveyor, and Director County Infirmary. In Sieubenville 1st District, vote at the Court House, 2d District at Patterson's office. Polls to be open at all election places, from 2 P. M., to 6 P. M. Let there be a full vote and full attend ance at the Convention. 1 Martin Andrews, J. S. Patterson, D. M'Ccrdy, , K. Sherrard, Republican Central Cummittee. The Spirit of Law. All the ancient writers, and even the great Bacon,have given preeminence in the temple of Fame to the inventors of useful ., art, and hav ranked Ceres, Bacchus, ' and iEsculapius among the gods ; while tho renowned lawgivers and legislators, such as Romulus and Theseus, have only been hononored with the appellation of demi gods and heroes. This is certainly erroneous. The safety of a people is the supreme care of government, and all other rulea and regulations subordinate and dependent upon it. In holding the vast amount of property regulated, the rights of man defended, the " public safety guarded and preserved by , this palladium of liberty, we are neces sarily led to the coonclusion of Solon, that that government was the most desirable where an insult dono to the meanest sub ject was an insult upon the whole Con stitution. Bias, the son of Tentimides, avowed that the most popular, where the ' law reigns supreme, is where no one is beyond the reach of the laws. Let the law reign supreme but let that law be , just. Let not the sarcastic rebuke of ' Anacharsis, the Scythian, be verified that like the various woven web of the spider, it entangles the weak and small, but is swept away by the vigor of the powerful and energetic. Let wisdom and equity prevail through- , out all their ramifications; finally, let free dpm and justice stand as guardian angel over its venerable- form, and shield it from the poisoned darts of bribery and corrup lion. It is then that man is himself, aud , his ear delights in the songs of tranquility. Faction and discontent are awed. The merchant becomes a prince; his sails ' flutter in every breze and far away ashore. Commerce, art, science, agriculture, me- chanics flourish beneath its fostering in . fluence, and all nature rejoioes in its V smiles of enlivening rays. ' " As to the pmctical arts that increase the commodities and enjoyments of life.it .. is a fact well known by experience, that the welfare of man does not consist so ' much in the abundance of these com mo " dities, as the manner and place in which they flourish. They must flow from the channels of a wise and virtuous govern ment, upheld by moral institutions. r Of all the unfading laurels that ar,that valor, or that memorable achievements 1 Jiave evef acquired, the first place of honor seems Due to the legislators, the founders of laws and stales, who transmit with k'u'nsullied lustre an equitable code for the . government of man, to secure the freedom and prosperity of succeeding generations. What are all the victories and , conquests ; of Justinian, when compnred with that t imperishable monument of hie fame, the ' rnmpilftifo'ij " of the Roman La w 1 What millions of the present day live and act through its influence, protected by its . holy agis t Vhat .millions, yet unborn, will drink from its pure and unexhaustibfe f PjingS the water of wisdom and justice? Ignorance and supersiiion have mched away as clouds of darkness before the rising sun that sheds its benign and pro tecting light over whatever portion of the world it may revolve. . The philosopher may boast of his deep, penetrating, .unfathomed researches into the mysteries of the universe; the' me chanic, the divine, the naturalist etc., may eacn oe usetul in their own spheres, and pour out their jewels on the lap of learning ; bnt it is reserved for the legis lator we do not mean the demagogue to sit superior to all these, "to read his tory in a nation's eyes," and scatter the greatest amount of happiness abroad over the land. Abstruse and speculative science may amuse the curious who have learned to apply, investigate, or sift them ; but the labors of the virtuous lawgivers are uni versally diffused, confined to no particular spot. It is the lynx-eyed watchman that guards their fortunes, their honor, and their lives ; that smiles over them in their plenitude of power -in their hours of re creation and in their sleep, It stands a sentinel over the shrine of beauty and tnnocense; it sits with the monarch on his august throne; it dwells with the peasant in his humble cot. It spreads its golden rays over the cradle of childhood it surrounds the joyous bridal scene it encircles the gloom of the bier. The depraved and winked shun it as a hydra of many heads ; the good woo it as a dis tributor of justice, a bulwark of freedom. It pursues those who violate, with seem ing impunity, its sacred precepts ; and, as they fly from its just indignation, over takes and stamps them with the curse of Cain. To many it spreads out its untold blessings, and scatters joy, prosperity ,and love throughout the wide extended land watches alone our liberties and protects us from wrong. In these observations we would dis criminate between the wise legislator, and the mere politician, who with high sounding words of patriotism, for the sake of his own personal agrandisement, would impose upon the ignorant and the credulus; such a man is no Statesman. It is one thing to conceive some great legislative design, and carry it to its com pletion, and it is another thing to take hold of some popular hobby and dilate upon it, to the astonishment of the ignor ant, but to the infinite contempt of the wise." Since the days of Calhoun, Clay, Adams and Webster, the former class have been like "Angels visits, few and far between," while of the latter, we have many specimens.- The former is a blessing to the world; the latter is a ca lamity to any people. C7Tlie Democratic State Convention, it will bo seen by their platform which we publish to-day, has accepted the "Green, English Bribe bill," as a finality. Iu doing this the Convention committed a great political eiror, and one which, if we are not greatly mistaken, will keep the party greatly in the minority, in the State, for years to come. It is true that unless there should be a union formed by the opponents of this Great Bribe, upon the principle of true popular sovereignty, the Democracy may still have a plurality sufficient to give them the control of the Government. A largo majority of the people of Ohio ate thoroughly indoctrin ated in to the views of Popular sovereign ty, as contained in the Crittenden bill, and it is only necessary that they be or ganized on the principles of Popular Sov reignty, Political Economy and American Protection in order to carry tho State by an ovewlielming majority. Hear what Col. Forney of the Press says in regard to the English bill, which the Democracy of Ohio have accepted, "as a compromise measure": "The English finality cannot be accept ed by any true Democrat and least of all by any one who desires the success of his party. On the contrary, it will be renu diated by them all as an incumbus unon it, paralysing its powers which it is their duty to the party to shake off as soon -as possible. But it may be asked how is it to be shaken off? Easily. By electing members of Congress who will do justice to Kansas who will admit her into the Union as soon as she requests it, and pre sents a Constitution nrmroved hv hPr people. This the Enelish finalitv refuses this the Democracy must do or it will noi only Do deleated, but disgraced and uestroyea. it will not do to say "the Kansas question is settled' ' and thattWn who deny this are agitators, enemies of tne democratic party, and allies of the "Ulack Kepublicans." A Medical Murder. A physicial in DU3MM1, gave a prescription for an apothe cary to prepare tor a sick child. 'I he prescription was so illegibly written, that the apothecary had to guess at the woids, and so put up a dose which killed the child. It is bad enouuh to steal people's time by compelling them to read illegible manuscript upon ordinary business, but wnen me nangs upon a correct interpre tation of the writing, a physicion who writes iiiegioiy is morally guilty of mur der, when accident results fiom his care lessness. An apothecary should never take the responsibility of supposing he has correctly deciphered bad writing He should invariably send the prescrip tion back to be written plainly and intel ligibly. This would show oatients what a careless physician they have, and that mey ire more likely lo be killed than curea oy ma prescriptions. A dismissal in auch cases would soon induce the re quired carefulness. True Press. 1 ; - Doctor Charles. Wilson baa written 'a volume of some hundred pages, to explain the path-ology of . drunkenness. Dlorenej deflriei It in two syllables zig-zag Our Candidate for Congress. ' Mr. Editor Who is to bo the candi date in this District for Congress ? Certain ones would have us believe that nobody is named or thought of, but Hon. John A. Bingham. -This confident boas ting is a trick to divert the attention of the people from other men, who are equal ly deserving and competent to fill the office. We have no animosity to vent against Mr. Bingham, but, being in the habit of thinking for ourselves, we are unwilling to allow lis admirers to exalt him to unnatural dimensions. We are ready to admit that Mr. "Bingham is a splendid politician, an unsurpassed can vasser, but we deny most unequivocally that he is a statesman, and defy any of his admirers to show any one measure or speech originated or made by him, during the whole of his sitting in Congress, that gives any evidence of statesmanship, beyond what three hundred other men in this District could have given. That this matter may be brought before the people, allow the following questions to be asked and truthful answere given from the record. Truthful answers to these questions will convince some that lion John A. Bingham, is not the only man capable of representing, this District ; more, that he is not the man at all, who should represent it. I. What wieasure.if any, did he origi nate, bring forward and press upon the attention of Congress and the people ? 2. Where are the speeches or speech he made, if any, which many of us hoped to hear against the unparalleled extrava gance of this Administration 7 Many of the statesmen of the Republican party, and some of the American members have been heard on that subject. If Mr. Bing ham uttered a speech on that subject, we did not see or hear of it. At any rate, we need men who are political economists, statesmen, diplomatists men whose moral and mental weight is felt more in the committees of the House, than on the Buncombe block in the Hall of Represen tatives. Mr. Bingham made in Congress some splendid speeches a few ; but there was more rhetoric in them than facts more eloquence than philosophy. Like the preacher who preached the same ser mon with slight variations," from many texts ; so he declaimed about the same ideas, brilliantly tinselled, on vari ous occasions.' We admit that some politicians are noi pert enough to do this; and there are some who wouldn't do it. We do not deny that his speeches were good and to the point intended; but they were grandly " one idea'd,". and not one whit better than many that were made during the last canvass in this District. 3. In what one respect did he distin guish himself from the humblest and most obscure member in the Hcuse,except in the speeches referred to ? It will do no harm to the people to examine those matters. i 4- Do we send men to Congress only to make fine speeches ? 5. Is there any evidence that anymo- lion or speech of Mr. Bingham's changed the mind of one single member on one single issue in Congress ? An answer to these questions will de termine the relative" weight of Mr. Bing- iam and other members. We know there are others in this District, who are as true as he, and vastly more capable of being felt snd regarded as statesmen in Congress. Dr. Updegraff, of Mt. Pleasant, is more efficient and impressive than Mr. Bingham ever was. We have heard him make more powerful speeches than Mr. Bingham ever uttered speeches which contained more facts, statistics and argu ments than the present Hon. incumbent ever presented in a speech. This will all be sneered at by certain ones, but it is nevertheless true, and a trial of the capacity of the two gentlemen before any audience would demonstrate it. And we make this comparison to call the attention of the people to matters which they should now be thinking about. Hut Dr. Updegraff is not a candi date, and we say nothing of the other men who are, except Gen. Eckley Eckley is an experienced legislator old er than Bingham, though in ihe prime of lifo is as good a canvasser as Bingham as good a lawyer would make a far bet ter Judge and is admitted to be a better statesman though not so flippant (that is, so coT-y) as Bingham, he would have much greater weight and moral force in the councils of the nation, and we don't hesitate to say that Eckley would be elected by a much greater majority than liingfiam ever will be again. Many of uingnam's warmest friends admit that his majority will be greatly reduced rela tively this fall t and some make free to say, that if the Opposition, nominate a competent anti-Lecompton Democrat, they can easily beat him. It is useless to deny it, and the people ought to know it that there is trouble in the camp that many will not whip in this lime for umgham that in Carroll county especi ally, the Republicans will not yield neac ably their favorite candidate ; many in Columbiana and Jefferson feel to the same extent. . : - )-.'.. 7 But one plea seeme to be the main one the only effectual one that is ''Ilotation in tnch an office is bail poli. cy me poutn beats the Worth by keen ing experienced men in Congress we mjisl send men who have "got up" to the tricks of Parliamentary usages, Sic. Sic." We unhesitatingly say all the above is false in fact and is a blind to the people. 1. The south changes as often in propor tion to numbers, as the north. . Mark it. 2. Scores of members do as much exe cution the first term they are in Congress as they ever do afterward. If this be denied we will give names and instances. 3. Bingham did better the first term than he did his last. Everybody knows that. He culminated during his first session and never can fly as high again. 4. We ask; are the usages of Congress so mysterious so occult go intricate that it requires a man years to understand them T The argument beats itself. JEFFEtfSON. Cadiz Republican. The last issue of this paper, comes down on us with nnusual severity, for the remarks which we made two weeks ago, in relation to Mr. Bingham's aspirations for Congress, Sic. Our neighbor of the Republican is entirely too sensitive. How Mr. Hatten could infer from our remarks that he, or any other Editor stood charged with being bought into the interest of Mr. Bingham by bribe, is passing strange. The interests of men are almost infinitely diversified ; there is one interest of pride, another of pleasure, and a third of profit,and thus we might multi ply the motives of interest to an indefinite extent. The term is equivocal, and is therefore liable, without and expletive, to be misunderstood. We were careful, when we used ihe term in its application to. our brethren of the press, to say most definitely, that, it was "not monetary in terest" to which we alluded. Now, with our article before him, we are lead to wonder, how our good natured contem porary, should in his extieme zeal for the interest of Mr. Bingham, imagine that he-stood charged with mercinary motives. In reply to all the seveie epithets which the Republican applies to us, we have only to say, keep cool brother this warm weather. The Buckeye on Rotation. The last Buckeye State, contains an editorial in favor of "rotation in office," in which the views we have heretofore expressed, are fully endorsed. The Ed itor however, proves most clearly that he is not well posted, when he says that he has "no doubt that in the views above expressed he has the concurrence of every Republican paper in the district." It was hardly fair brother Robert, after en dorsing alt the facts set forth by our corresponden "Justice" to not only charge him with indiscretion but even go so far as to. charge him with holding out false colors, by not being what he pro fesses, "a sound and consistent Republi can." You don't know the man. I would as readily suspect John Frost, or Joshua R. Giddings of Pro-Slavery ism as I would "Justice" for being "unsound on the Re publican issue." How the Money Goes. The shamelessness , with which the present administration is squandering the people's money, to reward its mercenary partizans, is well illustrated in the fol- owing instance one of thousands re ported in the Louisville Journal : "The mail route from Stanford to Al bany, in this state, was lot toll. F. Goff, of Albany, for the sum of $1,789 per annum, which was the lowest and best bid. This letting was mentioned in the official announcement in the latter part of April. Mr, uoti, the contractor, imme diately commenced preparations for car rying out the contract, but subseqently, to his great sorpnse, he round, that the route was secretly offered to bej re-let by the department ; and was soon after actu ally re-let to a Democratic partizan for the sum of $7,000 per annum. Mr. Goff is an American, and when this fact was made known to the department by the Democratic member ol Congress from that district, after the route had been given to Goff, and he had filed the neces sary vouchers and securities, without notice to him the contract was arbitarily rescinded by the postmaster-general, aud advertised to be re-let, not in the ordinary manner, but in an extra of an insignm cant country democrats paper, which was placed in the hands of only a (ew faithful democratic partizans, and the contract, which Mr. Goff was willing to perform for $1,789 a year, was given lo one of these democratic partizans at the price of 7,uoo a year." - Advertisements. Advertisements contain matter that, intervals every class of community, tree and liberal adver Using is like sown seed in spring time it will bear trait after many days. Adver tisers generally admit that it ultimate! benefits them. The man who is seeking custom in any. branch of trade, must invite and attract it by notoriety. Busi- ness will go to no house or shop unsolic ited, and could not if it would, find in it obscurity. It is a Tact attested by univor sal experience, that the merchant or man ufacturer wbo is best known, who is in other words, best advertised through the newspapers has best run of custom, Ice advertising columns of a newspaper lorm a sort ot mirror, in which the gen eral . character of a great ' commercial metropolis is reflected to the eye of the world. People at a distance ludea of city in its business condition and otherwise by the evidences of antiquity, enterprise, wealth and commerce, which it represents in the pages of the press. . -ta,, -" ' - - Dred Scott. "The original and een uine Dred Scott.was at the Burnet House, Cincinnati, a day or two since. V He made bis appearance ts the servant of a Mr, C7 Subscribers, we need money. DEMOCRATIC NO JHNATI03T3 1 . : The Democracy, at their Slate Nonina- ting Convention, held at the city of Col umbus the 29th ulU, have placed in nomination the following ticket, be supported by the party at the next State election : For Supreme Judge Thos. W. Bart ley. For Attorney General Durbin Ward. For Comptroller S. W. Gilson. For Board of Public Works R. Hen drickson. (For Judge of the 8th Judicial Dis trict William Kennon of Belmont Co.) Tho following is the Platform upon which the above named gentlemen are placed. C. B. Flood, from the Committee on Resolutions, made the following report The committee on Resolutions, after a protracted session, in a spirit of harmony and of concession, present the following as the result of their labors : 1st. liezolvet. That we re-affirm and indorse the principles set forth in the platform of the Democratic National Con vention which assembled at Cincinnati in 1856. 2nd. Resolved, That we accept the ad jus'.ment of the late Kansas controversy by the passage at the recent session of Congress, of the "Conference Bui," for the conditional admission of Kansas into the Union ; recognizing the right of the people of that Territory alone to decide finally and for themselves, without inter vention from any quarter, the question of admission under any Constitution. . 3rd. Resolved, That we regard the Le compton controversy, so called, as at an end, and as being a settled issue , there fore, we refuse to recognize it as a test. to be prescribed by ehher side of those who differed in opinion upon it, believing that au wno uphold the cardinal principles of the party, and sustain its organization by voting the Democratic ticket, as good enough Democrats for all purposes. 4th. Resolvei, That in the future we are opposed to the admission of a new state into the Union, until the population thereof shall equal ihe ratio for a represen tative in Congress, and until, as in the ease of Minnesota, its proposed constitu tion shall have been submitted to and ap proved by a vote of the people. ' oth. Hesolved, 1 hat we have full and abiding confidence in the ability, patriot ism and elevated purity of Character of James Buchanan, the present chief Mag istrate ol the United states, and in his wisdom and experience, to administer our National affairs. . 6th. Resolved, That we congratulate the country upon the recent settlement, by the present democratic administration, of the pretended right of Great Britain to search or visit our merchant vessels on the high seas in time of peace thus adjusting a controversy which had remained unset tled from the formation of our government and which has already cost us one foreign war. . 7th. Resolved, That the Legislative enactments of the last Democratic Gen eral Assembly of Ohio, were eminently wise anu juaicious, nnu calculated -to promote the best interests of the State and the prosperity of the people; and we are unalterably opposed to negro suffrage and negro equality, without relerence to shade or proportion of African blood, and call upon the Legislature to take such imme diate measures as will enable the people of Ohio, to effectually overcome the effort now being made, whether through the Ju diciary or otherwise, to establish such suffrage and equality as the policy of the oiate. 8th. Resolved, That we approve and endorse the law as expounded by the re cent decision of the Supreme Court of Ohio, requiring the imposition of equal taxes upon the banking property in (he Slate, with that of individuals. 9th. Resolved, That to the support of our principles and the Ticket this day nominated, wo pledge our individual snd united efforts, and cordially invite every patriot in Ohio to rally under our banner, and assist us in redeeming the Stale from the rule of Abolitionism. On motion of Gen. Sam'l Lahm, the report was received and the committee discharged. On motion of the same gentleman the report was adopted with great enthusiasm. lion. U. L. f uoh, U. a. Senator.being present, was invited to address the Con vention, to which invitation he responded with great power and eloquence. On motion of Mr. Martin, Esq., of franklin, the Convention adjourned sine die. T. J. S. SMITH, President. W. C Gaston, Secretary. The Recent Earthquake In Mexico. The following interesting account of the recent earthquake in Mexico is con tained in the dispatch from our Minister to that country, Mr. Forsyth : , "On the 19 ultimo the serverest earth quake of the present century was expe rienced in this city, and, as far as heard irom, in all parts ol Mexico, i was walking in the street at the time, with Mr. Fearn. My first impression was that I was seized with a sudden vertigo, and upon stretching out my band to my com panion for support, I found him making the same motion. Ihe falling of the people upon their knees, their audible prayers, the violent slamming of the doors and windows of the neighboring houses, soon admonished us that it was a temblar of nnusual violence, We were arrested immediately under the tall spire of the Convent of the Pro fess. Looking up, and finding it swaying to and fio like. the inverted pendulum of a clock, we moved away from its danger ous proximity and paused in the middle of the street. The motion was so great that it was not easy to keep on s feet, although bracing them apart and planting a cane to aid them. Ihe motion pro duced upon the houses has precisely the ellect of a sea swell, the spongy soil upon which the city is built yielding to the ter rific phenomenon in series of long un dulating waves. It lasted a minnte and a half though not with the greatest vio lence all the time, for, if it bad, not one of the massive walla of which this city is built, would have been now standing. At it was, mere is hardly a house, or a church, that has not been more or less damaged; some have fallen, killing per sons and animals, while hundreds are only kept up by ihe props which have been applied to them. My own house has a crack in one of the inner walls from the roof to the tround, while a seam is opened the whole length of the Azota. For several days all carriages were pro hibited in the streets lett some house should be shaken down. Several church es have been abandoned as unsafe. The place is very much damaged. It appears to have been more severe- on the Pacific than on the Atlantic slope, as we hear of several villages totally destroyed in that region. If Mexico had been built in the fragile style of an American city, it would now be a mass of ruins. With all its massive walls, it has had a narrow escape. i he earthquake was unaccompanied by any noise-except the cracking of beams and stone walls ant the furious! banging of open doors and windows. The heavy masonry of the Chapultopec aqueduct was broken and wasting the water in moie than a-kundred places within the space of a mile and a half. No living person re members a movement of equal violence and duration. Houses which have stood unscathed a hundred years have opened their seams to the fury of this one ; and indeed, after experiencing its effects one is amazed to look around and see any structure of human hands standing. Tub Yicksburg Sun of the 25th ult., gives the full particulars of the killing of Dr. Mitchell, by Parker Williams, near Lake Bolivar. As soon as Mr. Williams was made aware that his daughter had been ruined by Dr. Mitchell, the family physician a man in whom he had ever placed the most implicit confidence, and for whom he had ever entertained the profoundest respect and esteem he sent lor Dr. Mitchell, who immediately re paired to the house upon which he had brought so much misery, and as he was on the point of extending his band to Mr. Williams, the father drew a pistol and shot him dead. Dr. Mitchell formerly lived in this county where his wife is re siding at present. His slayer immediate ly gave himself up to the proper author! ties, and bis trial will come of at an early day. JrROTESTANT iPISC0PAi Uhurcii in Onto. From the journal of the Annual Convention of this Church in Ohio, held in Newark, June 3 J 5th, published by Re v. W. C. French Secretary, we gather the following summary of some of the items lor the past year : There are 90 parishes in union with the Convention ; 40 report 633 inlant, and 170 adult baptisms. The number of communicants is 4,246, Sixty-two Sunday Schools are reported with 5,512 members Sixty-eight parishes report contributions iur missions, aiu 10 otner cnurcnes, ana ministerial education, $23,892 38. And eighty parishes report for all ob jects, in addition to the support of their own public worship, the sum of $65,916 95; of . which, however, nearly $19,000 was from the single parish of Christ Church, Cincinnati. (Rev. Dr. Butler's.) Where are they Going, Sister ?' It was at the close of a sultry afternoon, when little Heliogabalas wandered with Martha Mary, out upon the balcony.-- Jjiltlo Heliogabalas tvas not well, and as the last tints of sunshine on the winter's snow, the hectic had fallen upon his cheek. Death had marked him for his own. "Sister," asked the pale child, "why do those black clouds resemble a portion of dad's hay-wagon? Tell me dear Bis ter." She cast her tearful eyes on his sweet, boyish face and replied "Hunno, sunny." 'Because, sister, ihey act-sultry! faxle- tree.) ' 'Child, 'replied the young girl, mourn fully, and her voice seemed to the boy like the tinkle of a far-off cow bell, "Where are those dark clouds going to?" "Where aie they going tor' echoed the child, gazing dreamily upward at the vivid lightnings, "I think, sister, that they' re going to thunder " 3TThe Indications for a very general Indian war in Oregon, seem to be, at pres ent, very promising; and unless promptly met by the Government, may prove very formidable. Official dispatches have been received by Government, confirmatory of the defeat of Col. Steptoe's command, on account of which involved a loss to the party of two commissioned officers killed, and eighteed non-commissioned officers and privates killed and wounded. We believe the Government has already taken measures for the restoration of peace or the summary punishment of the beliger ent tribes. Good if True. The New York Daily News says that William B Astor has determined to build three magnificent steamships, so constructed that they can be used for commercial or navel ptirpo sea.. The object that Mr. Astor has in view, is to give work to several thousand sultering mechanics and laborers at pres ent out of employment. 'When the ves sels are completed, he will offer them for sale to the U. S Government and in case that it should decline, to the European powers. Any surplus that may remain after payment of the cost of construction and a reasonable interest, Mr. Astor in tends to divide among the workmen. The cost will be about $3,000,000. ... Extensive Loss by Fire. The burn ing of the baggage and mail car on the New York Central Railroad, on Saturday last, involved a loss estimated at from $25,000 to $50,000. Many of Ihe trunks had largo sums of money in them. lump of melted gold was found near the car, worth nearly a hundred dollars. An old lady and gentleman were on their way, to California," and everything that Deionged to them was in their trunks, which were destroyed. As soon as the old lady heard that her baggage was de stroyed she wept like a child. . Another young man was also on his way to Lali fornia, with a quantity of valuable articles, including watches, money, jewelry, etc., Which were also destroyed. " A lady hv ing in Maine had three large trunks filled with valuable clothing. . The fire is sup posed to have originated irom a spark from the locomotive. ': JC3T..The papers at the South continue to note great mortality among cattle, Tot WiU!..i n as a drove ht -.fr"' 7".m ... passing Summit krM . n i . . o Summit bridge.to Poncador-hundied over the some " OKU. B Small mnlan through one of the windows into tho canal, which is somo ninety feet at this point. inety Announcements. Mb. Eoitob : Pioo anJ.. ii.l-. . tVVji . u- B B and data for County Aud.tor, subject to the decision of tho Republican county conrentioo. .nd oblige aug4, MANY VOTERS. o . Mi. Edito : The undersigned will ha . candidate f'r the office of Connty Auditor subject to the decision of tbs Republican L'ounty Oovention. . aug4. ALEXANDER CONN, o Ma. Editor : Please announcn t.ha nam. Joel H. Carr, of Sraithfield Township, as a tuuuiuuiB iur vuuiiiy surveyor, subject to the wiu we ucpuutivau uouniy ionrention, and oblige. aug 4. MANY VOTERS. o Mr. Editob : Pleas announce tha nm nf Jamos Sterling, as a candidate for County Kecoruer, suDjeot w tne decision of the Repub lican County convention, and oblige aag4. . MANY VOTERS. - -o Ma. Editor Please announce the name o f ALEXANDER EWING, of Warren, as a can didate for County Recorder, subject to the decision of the Republican nominating Con vention, ana ODiige many voters ot Warren and Alt. rieasaot l ownsuips. jy28 o- Mr. Editor Please announce the name of JOHN B. BAYLESS, of Jefferson, as the peo ple's candidate (in favor of Protective Tariff and Low Taxes; for Congress, subject to the Republican Nominating Convention, to be held at Harlem Springs, August 19, 1858, and oblige Many Votkrs. jy28 , ; (7-We are authorised to say that Gen. E. It. Eckly, of Carroll County is a Can didate for the nomination for Congress, to represent the 21st Congressional District of Ohio, at the approaching Republican Congressional Convention. . july 14 o O We are authorized to say that S. L. Wadsworth, Esqr., of Columbiana Co., is a candidate for the nomination for Congess, to represent the 21st Congressional District of Ohio subject to the will of the Republic an Contention of said district. June 16 . STETJBENVILLE RETAIL MARKET. True American Office, Sieubenville, August 4. Flour, extra, $ dM -. $4,80 do Superfine, !., 4.00 Butter, good table, f) fi. 12 Cheese, now milk, lb 126 Eggs, f doz 10 Beef, by the quarter, $5,50(7,00 " fresh, fib, 812 " corned " " 89c dried " " l8o Pork, f H. 78c silted, f ft i0o Hams, f ft... 2i " sugar cured 16c Shoulders and Sides 1012c Veal, f ft 67o Mutton $ ft 58c Lamb $ quarter 5075c Lard f ft 12122C Chickens, each, 1518c Wood, per cord, $22,50 GROCERIES. Sugar, brown, $ ft I0e ' crushed, V ft 15c Coffee, old Java, 19 ft 18o " Rio , 14c lea, young hyson. $ ft 50c81 , ............ ov vy ' vu BUSINESS NOTICES. Wm. Kelley, manufacturer of all kinds of Shoes, Gaiters, and Slippers, for La dies wear of the very best material. South 4th Street, east side, Steubenville, Ohio. july 14: 1m &For the special advantage of all concerned, we give general notice, that benjamin Pearce, keeps constantly on hand, and for sale, Flour of the very best quality, Cincinnati brand, at wholesale and retail. We have tried it and there fore epeak advisedly. North 3d Street.' Steubenville. , Fresh Arrival. Thomas Gorsucii, Market Street above Sixth has just received a fresh supply of X X and X "Malvern" and Cincinnati, Red and White Wheat Flour ; also a sup . piy oi unooiieu tlour, and ocreanings, and has on hand a superb lot of Fine and Superfine Flour; also Rye Flour, Corn ' Meal, Corn, oats and an assortment of Mill feed all of which will be sold in large or small quantities to suit purchasers and at small profits. CALL AND SEE. XgTEvery man of Genius, Taste, Re finement and Good Breeding, desires t be thought well of by the World and the rest of Mankind. This disposition is the- natural cause which keeps men honest, and prompts them to the exercise of a laudable ambition ; hence the desire to be approved of, which suggests to many the proper subject or " Dress and Appear ance." To look well, we must be well dressed ; to be well dressed, one must have good clothes ; trr get good clothes at greatly reduced prices, the Great Mam moth Clothing Establishment of May Si Rothchild is THE PLACE, my 12. Facts foe the People. It was a noted saying of the great Dr. Magendie, when lecturing before a College in France, " I care not a button for theories j give me facts." This Is likewise the motto of the equally great Dr. Bragg, who by a careful observance of facts alone has been enabled to bring bis medical preparations to such perfection. Hhi latest invention the Arc tic Liniment, is also his greatest inven tion, and we state it as a fact for the peo ple, that it is the best Liniment now in existonce, and dostined to supercede all others. Another fact is, that it never fails to cure those diseases for which ic is re commended. 1 . itmtf 1 ' We are gratified to announce to our rea ders.a Cathartic Pim.; (of which see ad vertisement in our columns,) from that justly celebrated physician and Chemist, Da. J. V. Ater. His Cherry Pectoral everywhere known as the best remedy for Coughs, ever offered to the public, has prepared them to expect that 'anything from his laboratory would be worthy of attention. As no one medicine fs more universally taken than a Physical Pill, the public will be glad to know of one .from such a trust worthy source. We happen to know and can assure them that this ar ticle has intrinsic merits, fully equal to any compouud that has ever issued from bis crucibles, and consequently is : well worth a trial whenever such a medicine becomes necessary. Itaclne Com. Ad. KNAPP'S Coal Oil Lamp, which affords tha most beautiful ana cheapest light in use can be purchased at the Drup Em porium of '; Hkniho ic Mbivik. aprll 28:58. .