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,U: iiiipr »*m THE REGISTER. V. M. ZIEBACH, EDITOR. IIOVX CITV, IOWA* Vhantofl mmm Btpt. U| IUI. DEMOCRATIC TICXJET. Pfr Secretary of Sutc SAMUEL DOUGLAS, Of Beaton Count/. For Auditor: THEODORE S. PARVIN, Of Mute*line Cooaty. For Treasurers ft* liUEL L. LO&AH, Of CAM County. ||r Attorney General: JJ£lKS ELLWOOD, Of Polk County. For CoaaifiioDir of Dec Moines Im provement CHARLES BALDWIN, Of Via Bam Cmity. For Register of Land OAot ir JAMES M. REUFC Of Les County, i For Congress: W* E. LEFFINGWELL, Of Clinton County. »—il—Slows. For Judge: N. O. WYATT, Of Monona Couifp For Attemeyj V 1. D. THOMPSON, W Woodbury County. For Member of tb« Board of Ednti&fiMI: J. S. COLE, Of Harrison County. Hlwiir iwiimtiM. For Clerk of the District Cou#, JOHN P. ALLISON. For Sheriff, OEOROF L. TACKETT. Dabn«« A fwltt »«llr—1 We are gratified to know that this road, •o importaut to Northwestern Iowa, i» steadily approaching us, notwithstanding tlie severs money crisis operates with such severity upon every enterprise requiring capital. The directors and active agents of the company having control of this road, are men of indomitable energy, who know no snob word as fail, and no doubt is entertained by any one that every effort that men can make will be made by these gentlemen to forward the work. Yet we think tbey would labor more efficiently were they to devote mo-e attention than heretofore to the resources and capabilities of tbe country upon this end of the line to furnish materials for construction. Per (NTeJIihl»y'#WtL6r~us 1Tear united testi mony to the fact that there is in tbe neigh borhood of St. James and Concord, im mediately upon tbe bank of the Missouri, the most abundant supply of bard timber, which can be procured on tbe most reason able terms, and to any extent that may be required. There is no scarcity of stone and gravel, and it is believed that all these necessary supplies can be obtained at an expense not above the present cost in Eastern Iowa. We have assurances that the propriety of commencing work upon this end of the line is seriously contem plated by the Board of Directors, and that such decision is beld iu abeyance simply through fear of not being able to procure materials. We have no desire to dispel i this fear by any other process than simply to invite tbe directors or an accredited agent to come and see us. Our readers should remember that directors alone can not build a road, however efficient they may be.. It is an enterprise of the great est magnitude, and one, the benefits of which are to he felt by all alike. It be comes ibe doty, therefore, of all to aid, in so tar as their ability permits, in forward ing tbe work. Tbe prevent is a favorable lime for the progress of roads, in view of tbe fact that labor and materials are low, and money is abundant and seeking invest ment at reasonable rates of interest, jet it is nnfortnnate for our road that the pres ent financial crisis has had tbe effeet to impair tbe confidence of capitalists in western real estate security, beoce with a real estate capital sufficient in ordinary times to build the entire road, our direct* ors are unable to negotiate any considera ble loaa. It is proposed to obviate this diffienl^y by aaking relief from tbe State in the uss of her credit for the benefit of Ibis and tbe other ruads crossing the State —and as this measure cannot be contam inated without being submitted to a vote of the people, it becomes a very important question, tbe advantages and dangers of which should be thoroughly canvassed iu order that we may act wisely, prudently, and in such manner as is most calculated to benefit the people, and guard from has ard the interests of the State. la favw of Ui* measure it may be urgsd that there is no more desirable security than State bond* upon them could be ne gotiated a loan of any amount required, and upon tbe most reasonable terms.— With such loan, life and activity would be at once restored to every braach of busi ness ia tb* State—extensive operations would immediately commence on all our roads, giving employment to all classes of laborers—making a market for all kinds of produce, and creating at once ao assu rance of the speedy completion of tbe roads, the effect of which, in developing Weelern Iowl| in settling our prairies, and in eabaacing the value of property, would be immense. Ob tbe other band must ha considered ibe daagsr of ultimate loss to tbo State ia the failure of tbe companies to liquidate interest as it matures, and to provide for lit ftaal redemption of ibe State bonds. If tbis hutrd can be iulti^.snt'/ guarded against, there seems BO qaeetiou as to the prosperity of tbe ssdMure. If it cannot, it were flir better to content ourselves with uniting witfe Mmt poAooee may, intil, 4b feces ol' on+mowtj le«|er* ia ragai HI western sarsHfcis fc»ve been d*» failed. Our colum* will waft bs ope# arguments upoa thb m«aau«a,and coflh munications will receive jpcoapt atten tion. The ilsilMlsa «r •"•steis Tbe peace-offering presented by Con gress to tbe people of Kansas, baa been doomed in a language that needs no in terpreter. For once, at least, has Kansas asserted bar majority aad spoken iu a voice, not of weakness, but of power not of servility, but of sovereign independence. Had she in the beginning expressed her will tiius emphatically through tbe peace ful and legitimate means of her franchise, the government would to-day be far richer, and uproarious buncombe would not have "cleaved tbe general ear with horrid speech.'' Probably no territory will soon be called to pass through a JMTO trying ordeal than Kansas Fanaticism, drives from the halls of Congress by the Consti tution and the conservative element of tbe country, those her soil as tbe scene of those tactics that cover a defeat. Here tbe opponents of a great principle sought to defeat by stratagem what tbey could not encounter with aigument. Here cul minated tbe acrimonious feeling and des perate daring of all sections and here congregated demagogues with weapons keen to reap a harvest of doubtful noto riety, by disorder and tumult. She con sulted everybody aad everything but bar own interests. SMIl ovsrhsad IU MCK'NLTF ficem. Finally Lecompton is presented for their action, and the peple cast it liks a loath some weed away. With the merits or de merits of that instrument, or tbe manner of its submission, we have nothing to do. The people, whose prerogative it was, have passed upon it, and that decision, so far, is final. Then was a feature, howev er, wrought upon that measure by Con gress which is very properly eliciting tbe general attention of tbe press. It provided for ths immediate admission of Kansas if shs accepted that Constitution, otherwise excludes her till sbs gains sufficient pop ulation for Congressional representation. But this car. have BO binding force what ever unices its wisdom and justice caa sufficiently commend it to tbe favor of a succeeding Congress. No Congress baa ths right or power to legislate for a suc ceeding one. Each is as independent of tbe action of tbe other as if they were of different nations, baring indentical consti tutions. Otherwise our legislation must degenerate into a re-hash of precedent* utterly destructive of a healthy and rapid development To deliver ns from the cumbersome follies of precedent on the ons hand, and tbe excesses of innovation QB^ rtton.fWftHATttat"a wise policy, once instituted, will not be diaburbed or a great principle overthrown, is simply the wisdom of that policy and the correctness of that principle. An in telligent people will guard all such with jealous affection. It is the distinguishing merit of tbe Democratic party and its non-intervention diw-trine, that it bestows no core favor upon a State applying for admission with slavery than upon one without it, and rice versa. We have no right to ra.se tbe iasthw Cnaaet. T« grunt COM) of Charles V.f for wHth astroatmers have been anxionslv swiifiag tfcu heavens for sever*! ysa« past, has at Itagth made its app«*anM, afbffite prqtfccted journey through tin distent isgiolps of space, and is oMr vial bin to the naiad eye. Its location is in the west, at an altitude of about 1 b. qpd 30 m. The first recorded observation of this oomet was ia the year 1264, and its disappearance took place on the 2nd of October of that year, which happened to be tbe day on which Pope Urban IV. died. After an absence of 392 years, it again nade its appearance iu 1556, and was ob served by Paul Fabricius, astronomer to Charles V., who executed a map of its path, which was pnblishsd in November of that year. Tbe Emperor considered it as a special omen of bis own approaching death but he lived for some years after ward. It was then described as a great and brilliant star. Its course was through Virgo and Bootes, past tbe pole'of the hea vens into Cepbeus and Cassiopeia." The celebrated Dr. Ha Hey calculated its ele nnefttiOfl ImtitntiAna nmviHo^ aaai.. a.. I question of local institutions, provided tbey be the will of the people, and repub lican in form. Slavery or anti-slavery are nut among tbe qualifications of new States for admission. If Kansas is entitled to the dignity of a State with present popu lation aud slave inatitutiona—and Le compton says sbe is—then in common justice sbe is entitled to tbat same dignity right maufully are they with tbe same populatiou and free institu tions. We are pledged to this doctr-ns, aod justice, aod reason, and good faith hold us to its practice. W bile the policy of excluding territories until tbey acquire a representative popu laiion is sound aud judicious, it would be palpably unjust to begin with Kansas whose right to immediate admission has in Borne form or another been acknowl edged by every party. Moreover, admit her now, and the public expenaea will be perceptibly lessened, aad this vexing ques tion put at rest. We are happy to know that the Demo cralic prees are so unanimous in this po sition. The rights and welfare of Kansas are not alone involved. It ia a question in even balance hong," aad however it turns will bear with it the peac^of tbe country, the success and integrity of party, and tbe efficacy of a fundamental princi ple. Tbe fever has now raged to its crisis, and from this point must subside into a healthy flush, having purified ua of the maladies of a diseaae'd system, or assum inga more malignant type, besiege, it may it may be, the very citadel itself of our political life. Tbe Democratic party bna n nobler mis sion to perform, than to waste its snergiss and dispute its existence with such a ques tion as this. There is but one course dic tated by right and teir dealiog, aud tbat is the admission of Kansas whenever sbe demands it in tbe name the people. It csn give no advantage to tbe North which sbe would not otherwise possess, nor work any hardship to the South which sbe could hope to avert This is all that ths country asks—it will be content witli nothing lost. PIB Coax.—About the finest field of corn we bave noticed this season was rais ed by Mr. SHCCK, about 4 miles south of Sioux City. There are twenty aares iu the piece, aod ws judge from appcarauce tbat it will yi«ld from 0 to 75 busbsls per Sickness in our fiimily during a part uf last week, must account for any deficiencies iu to dv's mi nil right again nsxt w«ak. U*M| A ments more tbsn s century afterward, and several others after him. It was expected to return in 1848 or thereabouts, the orbits of comets being somewhat irregular, and their motions being much affected by tbe ponderous orbs of Jupiter and Saturn. It is probably owing to these retardations that it has been ten years longer on its waj lhau was anticipated. gentlemen claim to be Democrats par excellence—too pure to recognize the official acta of the rabel democracy iu con vention assembled—yet not too pure to ex ert all the means in their power iu advance of tbe convention to induoe this same rab el to sustain their .owe pets, nor yet too pure to go into convention with them, and strive for tbe succees of their favoritee. Their regard for the public interest will not permit them to allow politics to influence tbeir votes for county officers—therefore they will evince tbeir democracy by tbeir own protestation of devotion to principle, while tbey vote for a clerk regularly nom inated by a black republican convention, and who represents tbe principles of tbat party. Tbeir opposition they aver extends oo further than the oouuty ticket, yet tbey have not word to s#y in favor of the election of N. G. Wran for District Judge, while they are loud iu tbe praiss of Mr. HCHBABD, tbe republican candidate for tbe same office, and are solicitous to bave it particularly understood tbat tbey do not wish to say aught to tbe disparagement of UOWK, the Republican candidate for Die trict Attorney, and are profoundly silcut iu regard to the Congressman aud tbe State ticket. Now this may be Democra cy purified, but for all practical purposes we are at a loea to determine wherein it falls short of being gcuuine Republican- lsansm«n(p rerflt®l7- & 4T Tbe Central Committen if Pottawato mie county have "Handled, Tbat a general mass meeting of the Democracy be held in this city, ou tbe *^5th inst., to convene in the a/ternoon and evening, as soon as tbe business of tbe couuty convention itbell be concluded attd that our Democratic Iriends ot Case, Miils, Harrison, .Shelby. Mouona and W,j,K!hu rr couaties, and of Ss»r pv and Washington counties, Nebraska »',,J the Democratic mem- oers of the Nebraska Legislature, be invi- o led ram aod parlit,pii^ wllb MOU Able speakers will be present, and eve ry opportunity^ improved to have a good, old-fashioned Democratic gathering. The invincible Democracy of old Pottawata mie are wide awake to tbe duty they owe the people of tbe State in aiding to cor rect the evils of Republican misrule, and progressing Tho ls|sala«i ror •eptsuahe*. "Uiifti," for this month, is on our ta ble, filled, as usual, with tbe choicest and most instructive reading matter. The en gravings are particularly attractive and interesting, and well sustain the reputa tion of this mafeaaioe as one of our best illustrated monthlies. ILiarut" is ever welcome. Goutcr's LADY'S BOOKcontains its wont ed variety of brilliant plates, and its pages are well stored with useful information and amusement for tho class for which the BOOK is intended. Every centra table should bo graced with a copy of Goo MP* Tbe wcatber is doligbfuL L. Ta*halt's iaiwtr. v' n 4 'ffcrtasMsax Ott? Bsflstor. A A Ia tbe Ayfe Sopt. Iltb, appears a couMunkMion by "Notm Signer of ike /VllWf," & srbich be propounds sundry quMfioutith view to throw discredit upon my official acta as Sheriff of Wood bury county. Now, as the matters therein charged are known to be utterly false by a majority of the citisens of this place. I would pass them by unnoticed, but as said communication evidently was designed to practice upon tbe credulity and mislead the judgment of persons residing in other passions .of this eonnty, who may bo aa acquaiuted with the facte, and wbo might mistake my silence for a tacit acknowl edgment oif the charges alleged, I there fore trust that I will be pardoued for troubling your readers with a brief state ment of the facts ia the case. Mr. u property, for near three months Was K because he was an especial favorite And why was it that when an execution was issued against S. H. CASADT, tbat you scarcely let the ink dry on tbe paper be fore you served it and took property 7— Was it because Mr. C. is opposea to your re-election? Did you act as an honest offider would have done iu tbeae cases Why is it, sir, that you invariably make such distinctions between friends and foes? Is it becoming in a public officer to do so?" To which I return tbe following answer: An execution in favor of Messrs. CRLVM k Brrrs, and others, and against JOBK K. COOK, was placed in my hands for ser vice. Mr. COOK was from borne at tbe time, and just so soon as he returned I presented the execution, and demanded the money, or sufficient propertv to satis fy the same. He told me that he should receive some money in a short time, and would settle tho demand. I, however, took the numbers of tome city lots, but before levying upon them, I went to see Messrs. C. k B. I told Mr. BBTTS what Mr. COOK proposed to do, and he (Mr. BETTS) said tbat be preferred to have the money, and rather than sell property, be advised ms to hold on until Mr. COOK re ceived bis money, and it was entirely on that acccuat tbat I did not levy upon tbe property. So much for tbe COOK case. I also received an execution in favor of Mr. CCSBISB, assignee, and against S. H. CASAUT, with orders to serve it immedi ately. I saw Mr. CASAUY, and he volun tarily promised to settle the matter that evening that evening he promised to set tle on the next morning tbe next morn ing be said that be would pay off tbe de mand sometime that day. About 6 o'cl'k, P. M., I met bim on the street, and he told me that he did not recognise me as 8heriff, and defied me to touch his proper ty tbat he was prepared for me, and if I attempted to take any of his property, I should do it at my peril. His repeated IUWU, provoua me, and I was determined to take property at all hazards, if I could find any. I went to bis bouse, and found him armed with a garden rake, threatening vengeance upon me, and calling for some of his men to come to his aid. 1 led the house with a view to ascertain what property I should take, and again returned in company with Mr. CI'RSIEU. This time I found Mr. CASAUT armed with an axe, wbicb he flourished in a warlike manner. He again ordered me from the premises. One of is men stood l»y armed with a billet of wood but notwithstanding all this demon eiration of brute force, I succeeded in ta king a horse and bujrgy. Thus ended the i Battle of Meat Axe." The next Monday moruing Mr. CASADT came up, paid oil" the execution, and redeemed his property. If Mr. CASADY had been absent when 1 received the execution, I should have waited a reasonable time for his return and if be would have acted like a reasons ble man, I should bave extended to him tbe same courtesy and time that I would to any one else,without any regard to party, tear, favor or affection. So much for my alleged partiality and favoritism. w jtb the good work. The Bugle, always vigi iaut, is v*li*ut!y defending tbe principles and meu of the Democracy, and portray ing, in a manner not to be misunderstood, tbe reckless and criminal extravagance of the Republican officials in so wofully crip pling the progress of our State. We bope that a delegation of tbe Democratic party of Woodbury may find it conveaientto ac cept the invitation of our neighbors of Pottawatamie, aad join in tbe Democratic couvocatiou at Council Bluffs on the 25th. Mr. "Not a Signer's" second question is ai follows: "Another question, sir When two sto len horses were brought to this place by thieves, from Minnesota, and you had a handbill iu your pocket giviug a minute description of tbe animals, why did you uot arrest the thief or thieves, and bold them to justice, instead of buying tK* IwrttJt of iheut? Will you deny that you did this Can you put yourself before his commuuity aod ask their votes for a responsible and important office,when you are guilty of assistiug thieves to escape, and of receiving tbe stolen property, and thi», too, whilst you are the sworn ffi«er whose duty it was to arrest the thieves 1 These are strong charges, but call for the proof if you waut it. To all of which I would meet respect' fully answer That some time last spring two men, representing to be citisens of N. K. Iowa, came to this place. They stated at tbe hotel that they had driven hard over bad roads, nnd that their team was much travel worn—tbey therefore proposed to trade tbeir horses for a fresh team, as tbey wished to explore the up river coun try. Tbey were referred to me, as I was keeping a livery stable. I examined tbeir horsee, and as I suspected no villainy, I traded another team for them. About three teeelci thereafter I received a letter from Minnesota, which I opened in tbe presence of Mr. Smith, postmaster at this place. It contained a post bill, describing certain stolon horses. After examining tbe same, 1 told Mr. Smith tbat tbe horses I traded for some wneks before filled the description given in tbe bill. I went to the Sioux City Hsuse and exhibited the notice to several gentlemen present, and requested them to keep a lookout for the thieves if tbey should return this way. About four or five days after I reeeivud the bill, aud before tbe owusrs could possibly receive my notice, two gentlemen arrived here from Minnesota, wbo examined said horses, proved aad received their property, Thus you wilt pereeive tbat I had posses sr. AuTBoa's Houa MSOSZIMB has recent ly donned a new and benutiAil exterior, while its columns oontain the most select and valuable artiolee, making it justly rank among tbe beet magaxiaes aslant. All ars acquainted with ths interesting and highly moral tone of all of Mr. Aa Tuua's productions, while the chaste and beautiful artiolee from tbe pen of Vinamu i\ TOWNSSSH givs to tbs Horns Magazine charm. VuflhioNM* A party of gentlemea of displace, con sisting of Messrs. Kennerly, Nelson Rey nolds, Marr, Chapel, Tredway, Wilmane, Buchanan, Currier, left ou Friday last for n week's sport among the bufiaio in Da kota Territory. Buffalo are said to bo plenty about ten miles from tbe mouth of James river, aud as some of tbe party ars by no means novwoe ia frontier life, we predict that tbs gaaso ariU bave a swious tinw. sion of the hones three weeks btfere I re ceived the handbill, and tbat wllbin Jbe lays after I received tbe handbill tbe own «rs «a»• n*d iwaeivni tbeir ffopsrty and I am fsepnwd to pnn tbo trutb «f thin state—t by good and untepeMt* blt witnsssss. Do I deny tbe charges, nnd da I ank for tbo proof? Tea I do, most unhesitatingly pronounce your charges to be unfounded, untrue, and unmitigated falsehoods, and I demand your proof. And I dare you, Mr. Not a Signer," to give your name to the public, and be you who you may, I will prove you to be a liar, a scoundrel and a slandering villsin. You can have bad only one object in traducing my official acts, and that is to subserve eertsin electioneering interests. But this is the last time I shall notice you until you have the independeuce to give your name to tbo public. Not a Signer aaks me the following question: -TsSU ou, Mr. T., when a judgment and an execution against JORV K. COOK, keep the execi in your pocket and refuse to levy on his GE0BG1 L. TACKETT. The |ntt»ss Lsttsr. MB. KDITOB In looking over tbe Sioux City Eagle of Sop. Iltb, I was not a little surprised at finding a communication signed "Smi (bland,n and purporting to have been written by some person resid ing in tbat place. But as the matters therein charged are so entirely void of troth, and as I am fully persuaded that there is not a man residing in the Little Sioux valley, either Republican or Demo crat, whose heart is so void of truth, tbat hs would for mere party purposes so stultify his conscience by giving currency to sucb a miserable tissue of falsehoods, I am well satisfied that said communica tion was concocted, written and promul gated on Pearl street, in 8ioux City. In this sham communication it is pretended tbat the late Smithlaud mass meeting was all the work of certain citizens of this place, gotten up for tbe purpose to divide and distract the amalgamated Frame & Field ticket. Now it strikes me that this piece of information will be news indeed to the gentlemen who composed that meet ing, and I am sure that they will hurl this base imputation back into tbe lie-polluted throat of its author, as a foul slander up. on tbe intelligence and independence of the citizens of the Little Sioux valley. But as my name is made to cut a consid erable figure in this forged letter, in jus tice to myself and the members of said meeting, I will state a few facts, all of which will bo attested by tbe gentlemen present: Some dsvs prior to tbe Southland meet ing, I received a letter from A. Smith, Esq., informing me tbat on the following Saturday there would be a mass meeting st Sinithland of tbe tax-payers of the Lit tle Sioux valley, irrespective of party pol itics this was tbe first intimation that 1 bad of the matter. A few days thereafter I met A. Smith, Esq., and Col. 0. B. Smith in Sioux City, wbo more fully explained tbe object of the proposed meeting to be an investigation of the financial affairs of this county, ke. I was invited to attend, •«d 1 lc«i urd ill ft i*ll. SlutrVaiU tlftU been coufered with aad would attend. On Saturday morning, before tbe people begun to meet, 1 observed a certain disappointed office seeker endeavoring to throw cold water upod tbe proposed meeting, by drop ping sundry dark hints, to the effect that the whole thing was nothing but a trick of the friends of Messrs. Allison and Tackett but when tbe people came together aud expressed a firm determination, as one man, to carry out the object of the meet ing, this "Uriah Heap" fell in with them heart and hand. But, owing to the fore, going iutimalions, I declined to take au active part in tbe meeting, and refused to serve on several committees, for which I pub'iely assigned the following reasons That, were 1 to take an active part iu the proceedings, it would be claimed by the EayU aud supporters that the "Sioux City clique" had a finger in the pie. But if the resolutions were drafted by a committee of tbeir own citizens, tbey would have more influence, comiog directly from the people, representing their views, unbiased and unifluenced by section or party. Not withstanding all this, we see the Eagle endeavoring to console his excellency Judge Campbell, by telling him that this indignation at Smithland is all a sham— tbat it is the work of Stutsman and others. Now, sir, I am not vain enough to believe :hat 1 could influenoe or control the action ol a solitary member of that meeting— but according to tbe Eagle they are the blind dupes of others. Mr. Hubbard de livered an eloquent speech, replete with facte and figures, representing the finan ces of the county, but his motives are not impugned. Mr. Boiler made a speech of over one and a half hours long, which, the Eagle says, "knocked the wind out ol somebody but wbo it was tbat really lost the most "wind" by the speech, 1 will leave the audience to determine. A:d lastly, 1 am charged with having proposed to withdraw Mr. Tackett from the ticket and substitute A. Smith, Esq., to secure Republican votes. This fabrica tion is too flimsy to demand a reply. I will, however, say, tbat there is not a man, woman or child on the Little Sioox, or any where else, that will say that I ever made any such proposition. A Smith, Esq., is a consistent Republican, and, 1 believe, an honest man, and will unhoei tetiugly pronounce the above statement untrue, both in letter and spirit I might with equal ooufldeuce reler to Messrs. Swett, Baker, Todd, Day, Adams aod oth era, all of whom are firm RepuOlicsns. And to lend solemnity to bis miserable labricatiou, Mr. Swiggett says that "it can be proven." For bim I have but one re ply, aod that is, until h» has the iodepeu denes to give his author, aud to produoe bis proof, I shall raserve to myself the rigbt ID bold bim up aa a liar and a pub lic calumniator. K. STUTSMAN. Our thauks are hereby tendered to our friend JANU DOBMIDT—more faiuil iarly known as Jimmy wid the mulss" for a preaeot of a large and esoellent squash, and a lot of tbe finest potatoes we have Nccu this season. Jimmy's all right, A The BMSTSS mt ths Twt Forties Is lews—Whe have IfMaSirtS tbe Tmfim'm Mommy Under this caption nppanrs in tb« Skte Jemnml the following juat a*3 wsJB rnork ad rabuke to the pitiable wbtkee and 4ns UrAy falsehoods of the opposition party pisssns in the State. We invite eoery im partial citizen wbo labors to pay bis taxes to support politicians at the caphol, to read the following carefully aod honestly: Tbe leaders of the Republican party in Iowa, finding tbat tbey will be condemned by the people for tbeir extravagance and rascality while in power in our own State, are resorting to various tricks to break the force of exposures made. First, They attempt to divert attention from the local affairs of our own State to those of tbe general government, and any quantity of figures and many labored, lengthy speeches and leaders are delivered about the extravagaoce of President Buch anan's administration. To spice tbe dish they hatch up a little Kansas shriek occa sionally, but tbese are growing weak and feeble. They are about shrieked out.— The Democracy of Iowa are determined to hold the Republicans to tbe test here at hoaie. Tbey are willing and ready to defend Mr. Buchanan's administration when the proper time arrives. At present we have some small matters to attend to in Iowa. After these are disposed of there will be time enough to attend to tbe general government. Secondly, When charges are brought home upon them they make a general de nial, and then talk loudly and lustily about "falsehoods," "misrepresentations," and all this sort of thing, and when fairly driveu to the wall, say tbey are no worse than were the Democrats when in power I Ad mitting tbat tbe State government when controlled by tbs Democrats was extrava gant, is this any excuse for tbe extrava gance of tbeir Republican successors? We thiuk not, and so tbiuk the people. Two wrongs never make a right. But we are not willing to admit tbat the Democ racy have been guilty of extravagance in tbe administration of oar State finances. Let us go to the record and thereby prove what we assert. Senator Neal, in a speech delivered iu the Senate at its last sep.MoD, made a correct statement of this matter. He had devoted much time and trouble in procuring tbe official figures and calculations, and to him are the peo ple of Iowa much indebted for an exposi tion of the financial history of our State. The Democracy controlled the State government from its organization in 1X4G up to 1854. Now let us examine, by offi cial figures and public records, the expeir dituies of the government during this time: Tbe State was organized ia 1846, and tbe expenditures np to Nov. 1847, including tbe two conventions, were, From Nov., 1S44, to Nov, 1848, the expenditures were For ibe 'I v'rs of 1m49 k IbaO included One half, each yr., would be, For i he two years of '51 k '52, 131,631 68 One-half, each yeitr, would be, 65,814 84 The extra expense of these two years is i a used by the making and distribution of the Code. For tbe 2 years of '53 k '54, 118^42 Ooe half, each year, would be 5t*,271 4.~ $52,105 17 32,SI3 00 76,-109 SMJ 37,704 «8 It will be seen by tbese figures tbat the average expenditures of a Democratic administration amounted to little mure than fwtyfite ihtmsand dollars per an num During tbis time it should be re inembered two consitutiona) conventions were held, tbe code wag compiled, printed and distributed, and our machinery of State go\ernment put into operation. Now for the other side of the pictore. Tbe Republicans now come into power, with Governor Grimes at tbeir bead.— Look at the figures. Tbe expenditures of this Kepublican administration for tbe year 1855 and the year 1856 amounted to $256,573 00, mak ing the expenditures for each year $128, 28H 60. Thr ct*t o carrying on the State government teas more than douhled the first ttro years vnder Republican rule \Y hat say you to this, people of Iowa Let us look further along. The Audi tor's report presented to the last Legisla ture, msde the following showing: Expenditures for ths fiscal year commencing Novem ber let. lS5t, and eodiug November 1st, 185f $371,20? 03 From which we de duct as extraor dinary expendi dures for Insane Acylum $100,338 43 State debt interest, J7,500 00 Epenaes of ONB TKAB $214,MO 21 What think you of this Ordinary ex penses of State government over ttoo hun dred and fourteen thousand dollars, and the total expenses over THRKE HliA* DKKI» AND SEVENTY-ONE THOU SAND DOLLARS IN ONE YEAR. Again this same Auditor iu thia report estimates the expenditures for 1858 and 18&9-, at $42^,412 90, or $271,706 46 each year. Below wo append n table, showing tbe expenditures each year under tbo different administrations, and we ask every citiaen of Iowa, every tax-payer and every voter to look at it aad think upon it: OXBOCHATJC. 184T $62,103 II LN«0 32,5 U 00 1849 37,704 98 1840 37,704 98 1861 2,* 15 64 1862 6,81.7 84 1863 .Vt.371 45 1864 60,271 46 NMBUOAJb 186» $138,284 60 1844 128,286 60 1867 3 214.668 1868, estimated, 281,709 45 J859, 262,706 46 It will be seen that tbe average expeu ditures ninler DoiuouraUu rule is only for tyfit* thousand JoUars fter annum, while under a Republican rule, it aawunted to uearly two hundrrd thousand. MP* Large quaatitiae of well cured bay is being secured hereabouts just now. at lalihlsat. Pursuant to previous call, the citiaoBa of Little Sioux valley met in Biase meeting nt Smithland on the 4th day of September, 1858, |o take into consideration the eon duct of tho County Judge and the previ ous officers, in tbe management of tho at fairs of tbis county. i Tbe meeting was called to order by ap pointing ABEL SMITH, Esq., *s Chairow% and E. TODD, Secretary. On motion, tbe chairman stated tW ob ject of tbe meeting, which was to express the views of the voters of "Little 3ioox V alley" iu relation to the extravagant use the County Judge was making of the county funds in building such an expen sive jail, and paying such extravagant prices for erectiug bridges. There being a delegation pttseut from Sioux City, tbey were requested to make a statement of the condition of the finances of tbe county, which was ably done by Messrs. Stutsman, Hubbard and Bosler. On motion, the chair appointed a COBS. mittee of five on resolutions, as follow* G. L. Swett, O. Plato, S. H. Day, S. Vanzant and O. B. Smith. During the absence of the committee the chairman addreesed tbe meeting in an able manner, showing bow tbiags had been done up amongst tbe county officials and tbe county generally. BESOLITIONS. Resolved, That we unanimously demur to tbe proceedings of our present eonnty judge, in buildiug such a jail as he baa now contracted for under our present fi nancial affairs. Resolved, That there be a committee of five appointed from different parts of tho cuunty to co operate witb tbe proper offi cers to call our previous and present oouu ty officers to a financial settlement, and look iuto the legality of their previous pro ceedings, and publish an account of tho present financial state of our county in the Sioux City Register and Sioux Q&l Eagle. Resolved, That the chair appoint a com* mittee to co-operate with the present nec essary officers, from all parts ol the ooun- Resolved, That there be a vote of indig nation taken by the meeting against tho man whu bid off tbe land of our Settlem for tbe taxes of '55 aod '56. Resulted, That we confer with all tbo county, and all men be required to pay according to tbeir means to defray the ex penses of the committee in the investiga tion of our county affairs. Revolted, That we, as a community, will meet with any other part of tbe county by delegation aud confer with tbem in similar meetings. O. PLATO, Foreman, i. VANZANT, 8. PAY, O. b. SMITH, «.!• SWETT, Committee. On motion, the chair appointed tbe fol lowing committee to wait upon the couaty judge and ask him politely to vacate hie present oflice, viz E. R. Kirk, M. Townsley and L. Booon. Also appointed a oommil'.ee of five to request tbe former and the present county officers to make a settlement of tbe affairs of this county and have them published according to law, as lollows O. B. Smith, Enos Stutsman, E. R.Kirk, A. W. Ilubbard and J. P. All iaoii. On motion, the meeting adjourned. ABKL SMITH, Chairman. E. TSM, Sec'y. KHtptS. John Bcal and Henry Arfmaa, who wen convicted of stealing a couple of weeks ago, and were^in the custody of tbe Sher iff for their appearance at next court, ef fected their escape on Saturday night laal. Tbey were hobbled and chained to tbe floor, tbe chain being secured bjr a pad lock. By some means tbey succeeded in breaking or opening the lock, thus freeing themselvss from the floor, aod then cot the hingos off the door and stepped out, carrying the hobbles nnd chains with tbem. No blame can properly attach to the sher iff, as be took every precaution bo deemed essential to prevent tbeir escape. Ho hired a man to guard them during tbo night, but instead of watching he went to sleep in the room adjoining tbo one occu pied by tbe prisouers, and they made tbeir escape without disturbing bim. They were pursced, but up to tbe time of going to press, ao tidings aave boon Noeivojpgf tbem. We wo not ia the habit of alladinf lt the affairs of our neighbors, but ws not refraiu from letting our readers into the secret that Messrs. But HBDCKBB K MBYKR received by tbe "Ogden" a lot of superb apples, which, we have aseertai nod, they bave concluded to dispose of for trilling consideration. A dozen of tbuai placed on our table by these gentlemen set fall bands to "jawing." Mesasa. B. A M. have also a general variety of plain and fancy jgraoariea, Ao., which tfcoy am disposing of at reasonable ma, |g| aad see them. ft OiiSMrsUc Central CemaiUlee, Mis Jw4lrlal District. la looking over tbe proceedings of tbo late Democratic District Convention, hold at Deninon, August 28th, 186M, I find tbat tbe Secretary has omitted tbe Central Com mittee appointed by said convention. Said committee ia composed of the following gentlemen. MM W. T. Raymond, of Harrison eomntjL Judge Whiting, Monona 44 W 8. P. Yromaaa, Woodbury D. C. Early, ••Sac John Purdy, Crawford K. W. Hoi brook Shelby K. 8TI TSMARI Chairman District Amoen/ioa, Will those who agreed to pay the Register in vegetables, bring us sMflfe cucumbers for pickcls, tossntoea, Ac.