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F. M. ZIEBACII, EDITOR. IIOVX CITT, IOWA. Tkari4*7,' ... April tl, lltt Ucmecratlc Stat* Th. Dfmwmfj of lew# artbenWnitllM that tba fUaiflrmtir StsU- Oti-ci.ticn for 1L 69, will l» held at I»ea IH«ln«I| OB IVtdBMdaXi 1 BSU. In th* It a! at 10 o'clock, A. 1 1'1.« purpose of the Con Ten I loo la to nominate can- Sllatoi fr the S-i:'»ln* ifflcea, to tw filled it tbe tubui• 'cf *t eltclioo: ©.Vt' »\U'VK. ONT LIEt'T. OOVEHSOR runt:: Jtr^ r« fi PKKMK COVKT. Alaot" adopt »aeh '1 '»r.r*nu:ition of the Part? ab »T l*e b» »t ch!ruia?*ii to aecura the tri umph r-fr.vr tiiicif.lt iu! nuiuir.**®. The ratio of r.»j,rv?*t t.itlnn will bo o?« for every ]0O tot»a r*i«t t"f "sn.ufl lougtaf} 1. ard ""wagjgi aa Secretary of Stat*. In Oct 18-V as fallow*: Alaii 1. A4r»mk 1, A\\r»i%k-r *, AppaDOOM 11, An- T, b, HOD* 4. Uieuier 2, fcutu-r*. Kuli*nen r.( Calhoun 1, Carrcll 1. CMI 2, C- At f. r.iinOorilft ], li-rht' 1, hl-*a«*w ?, Ctny 1 i'i* fi. Clavfnrt 12, Clinton 14. Vswf «rd 1, Italia* 4. Itat is 1! lter itur C. Unaware 7. i«"» 1i. l«i in»^»n 1. Ilulojiie 2*.. Hy«*tto T. F*o)d S, }r*rikh?i 1. Fr»'irto! 4. iire»*»u» 1. Urundt 1, OutbrU 2, JUmi't' n Ml.mrrrV Ha n* t)V. 1Urdii:4. Ilei: rv 9 llowan! lli:niU.|Jt }, ],)) 1. Iowa ft. Jack*on 1.V .la»|*rb. .! ff-rs -n 0..tv»»i,s n 1 i .) it** H. K*« kuk T. Ko«*titb 1 l,«* 23. |y.,d«a S. I.inn 11. l.ura* 4, 1 ?J« i Mub-.skn 3, Marion 10. Marshall 3. Mill* 8. M.Mn-U 2. M. rirt -6. V .nUoTn.TV 1, Vonnn* 1, Hu-ratlne II. •), I'otk 9, l'lyio"iith 1, I'otta •. JViw*)Hk 4, 1. 1. S^oit 14. fht ll.f 1. Pf^ry 3. Tama I). TM lor 2, I'»l«n2, Van I'iir»n !•', W.npfWi'j U. Warmi Washington 7. Wiyre 6. W»»dt^t4. VS iutj^hlfk 6, l\*i&iiebasi» 1. WoodLUry 2, WortL, Vk rigbt 1. y,otr— Vor Ltcry frarti«n of o?srlb»ty, an ad4i |tul A* IfkTAte ba« Irt-r'i ftllcW^'l. p, VVWi 'ft •'i.*^-yAr-,'k»tMT,lfelP-.05 JM |r 1'ibiiit at. II r«-t j»*.'tl-m 1J» |rtxy »oU-i. 'I In- m-m.i1 C' icii* CiMru! C":i.inilt0«s are p*pe 4*ai'v ia. rat county ruac-ituga be bald flpT (MMrp of arO'iin* 1- I JAM£» A. WILUAHVJV, Cb Dviu. Mat# Ex. C(NB. DcmocraUc Veiiaiorlal C'onv*MtloB. A r*'Tnortatir »M pr«»nflor» buld At Ctiy. Ha'* county. low.*, n 'b# »ecnd dsy o/ Aucoi-' i Mt. fo lb« 11(ke n« rnirtiMi^ a ran IiJat' f"r ib»- 32»! l'J*ti» T. The r^tio vrt -t will ft«r every titty i« tn» «rnti Tot©*, cr fra ti«'n of twHiity-flw- or- tt-r in C'Utitv (uOl nodrauwaU *iinty elu«l 1.. a i«i»i!inu to the %rt« ra*t at tbv la»t^k'tolwr c]f.1n':i. ?ba county* in tbf Diatrkt will bv asti ticii to d-It-^uWa. a» 'llo..a: Voo«P'Urjr 3 Monona 2 Crawford 1 Carrt.il Jilire^ne 'J Vk ebatar 7 l.miMt Ij^a- 1 Ida Cii.oun liUumlfoldt liTorhahftntu 1 S Uueoa Viata 2 C'h»rokea 1 plyoiontb ifCUy ljl'alaAJto 1 tvcaoufli l| Tin al»oTe rail la m. de uuVWf to any a*'ion of a lr«jr- ity if the f't?nt..Ta«k -(iun»y ^'Uinitt^«H( of taii i• i t, xit Mir retu«-ft ib«i.em'»'T4'k county DHuitL** of \V«f *tfr county, th^re *?nj| r.u Iem' cratic .wn-at'. i.tl Cuiuiiilttce »u tb* District. April l« I*o't. The llrpubllcan Pretest. The Legislature of Massachusetts recent ly passed an amendment to their Slate Constitution, making it necessary for for eign born citizens to fercjro the right of uflr ge for two year* after their naturali aation. The manifest injustice, discrimination, and partizan prejudice, and intolerance here exhibited, have justly colled forth from cur adopted citizens everywhere express iocs of indignity and determined hostility to those who thus infringe upon their priv* ilrges and dearest constitutional rights. Ever »ince the org*nidation of the Re |»uW ican party its j-olicy has been cbarac terized by parlialitj :ind unfairness in its urfe'e Did not the two parties makj common cause in New Jersey at her last election But the record is not yet complete. Up. on what did the Republicans and Ameri cans in Congress bis.! their opposition to the admission of Minnesota and Oregon They avowed openly, because the constitu tion* of those States were favorable to cit izen* of foreign birth, and guaranteed to them tbei^ fullest righta and dignity. Heretofore neither in Congress nor out, in ap State or Territory, have the Republi cans shown any diapoiition to eapouae the «f use or our adopted citizens, but on the ffntrary have shown the most perfect wil Uligness and readiness to unite with the American party upon all occasion*. They Ityive held convention after convention, in •I'cry northern State where the nefarious 4octriiie of proscription was made one of the prominent issues, yet the Kepubli cans have been uniformly silent or evasive In this view of the facta the following resolution recently promulgated by the Republican State Central Committee it the lanjpirtpr of earnestness—of sinrcri tjr If to, then the Republicans of thin State have at least one lentinent in com •oa *hh tb« Denocraejr. But on# •vallow doea not make the laonerno more doe* this tolo from Iowa drltrniM tk« ton* and character of that chorus of proscription ia which the Rcpnblicani of other State* have joined. The Republi can committee can well afford to be jott and liberal in this particular. The? have important interest* at stake. Much of their numerical strength is among the German population. They preatly need it in the approaching contest. Unless Oar Csaat|r Jadgt Mjrstaaa. It is with pleasure that we notiae eoa siderable attentioa given by the press throughout the State, irrespective of party, to thi* question. Few, if any, journals undertake to defend entire the present sys tern. Some denounce it iu severe but just terms, and call upon the next legislature for *ooie remedial action thereon, while others counsel modification ami improve ment. We go still farther, and denounce it aa an outrage upon popular rights, and ask for the repeal of the entire system, and the passage of an act which rcMrktu the County Judge's authority to matters of probate simply, and confcrs the other powers now exercised by the Judge upon Commissioners elected by the people. At present the power of our County Judges is absolute. Whatever safeguards the le gislature bave attempted to throw around the interests of the public, experience has proven to be unavailing—mere mockery. The fact that the affairs of some counties are faithfully and satislactorily adminis tered does not go at all to the redemption of the system. The fact that soms coun- county may be reduced to a like condition if the incumbent but will it, ia decisive of the danger and rottennesa of the whole syatem. We doubt it there is another in atance :n this country where the public fund* aod public credit are placed at the disposal of a single individual. We are not berating the conduct of any disposition of the rights of franchise. It, particular Judge, nor deploring the griev has inar ifi sted an unsavory philanthropy ances of any particular co unty— the evil is towards "Afrit's son*," and eicttsive ea general, especially iu the newer portions gcrimsto array them in the full uniform tiom or condition, and on the other band offering iueuit and injustice to the intelli gence and patriotism of our adopted citi aens, by exacting a longer residence before naturalization thaa the conKtitution re- of the Slate. The Judge ha* the manage property—auOita' tne Accounts—contnVs the finances—let* the contracts—estab lishes the'roads—builds the bridges—loans the school fund, and levies the tax of the county. Thia power not only extends to qrire°, and by openly affiliating with their every intere»t, but it is to all purposes avowed enemies wherever by so doing a discretionary—plenary. Take,forinstance ... •elfiah purjioae couid be subserved-a sec the construction of bridges over streams '"0Ilslra,,0n* tional prejudice could be gratified. The not navigable. Notice the liberality of our I °"r -P€" record rhowa conclusively that Republi- legislators: When the expense of the I foreign lorn are identical in Massachu setts. Their color* are harmoniously blen ded their ieadera, like Banquo to his du tie*, are 'by ties indissoluble forever knit.' Nor is thia concert of action betw.en Re publicans and Americans limited to Mas tauitm and American proscription of the i erect-on of any bridge is greater than five "Cr° th*''f0,nt,ne"t hundred dollar*, the County Jud-e may I •wr«nn. Judge lor that purpose." sachusetts alone. Did not these two par- By the above statute the County Judge tie* baiid together in 185t'., in Pennsylva- at the request of one hnndred voters, may, "'a, a common crusade ngainst' if he choose*, involve the county to the the privileges and equality of foreign citi- extent of 31.000, or f3,000, or even more, ecn* A few American* were too nntion al to ensrago in warfare against the South but no Republicans were too boneat or un willing to make common cnuse with the enemies of our adopted citizens. Was there not like co-opera'ion and sympathy be tween theie same parties in tbo Illinois State election of that year Did not the Kepubl'can* of New York last full earnest ly invite, imp'or* and labor for a union of these parties in that State? Nor did it fail through lack of concession on th« part of Ri publican* to the American doctrine of proscription. In that they were agreed. The division of spoils and the Dred Scott decision were all that defeated that unkn. We think that a substantial return to the former policy of Commissioners will Upon the subject and have ever aanctioncd proscription by their desire to co-operate remove every cause for complaint Wth its authors in all instances aud their actual no ojieration in inany. of Iowa i« somewhat remarkable 1 hat the above mtrned act of the I e glHlature of Maahnchiiaetts is a violation ®f the prmeq-les of the Republics,, party as affirmed in the National Republican Plair-rm adopted at Philadelphia in I8.« and khoiild therefore meet with the earnest' feb'ik e of ihe It#publican party iu tverv We call attention to the advertiae. Utete of the L'nion." went Of Messrs. J. E. BOO. K llcarlum ye tribes of the Old Bay State,! ''heir store is well supplied with AM the displeasure of Iowa is upon thaa I' Mew what daee this preteet styrffrt ft. I .*fe,»dvaatat & cho'ce 0. Brtlta. The animated struggles that have so loag convulsed thia anfortunate coantry^ desolating ita towns and cities aaoritSciog so many valaaUe Uvea and paralising I* erjr interest, ia likely to culminato in tko success of the Liberals. Want of concer- ted action ha* done much to postpone the »bo"t result. But the apirit of revolt against the party aeems to have been determined and jin beeB evi they do something at once to appease the indignation which is so justly aroused, their game ia up. But it is charged that Massachusetts has violated the principles "f the Philadelphia Platform. We do not choose to interfere with the prosecution or defence of this matter. But if »he is found guilty, we would suggest as ample punish ment, that the le kept in "close confine ment" to the doctrines of that platform, and that she receive no more protection, favor, consideration or honor from the Republican party than that platform be stows upon citizens of foreign birth. Then will ahe be humiliated indeed. It is probable that ere this the triumph of their hopes have become •*ry. The late siege of Vera Cruz result in favor of the Liberals. They are in ^ossesaioti of the Government. Sixteen of the eighteen Statea of the nation recog nize JtAHca' authority. The followers of MIRAMOX are wanting in confidence— reduced in numbers—worn out and dis pirited those of JUAHES sanguine, deter mined anl elated with the prospect of That Diaacr. Laat Wednesday is rendered memorable to many of our citizens ali! e for its disas ters and its pleasures. Quite pn ,bat SP°nSe W5"Ch The thermom r*P enter into a contract with any pe'rson or orators ly sunk from the blood-heat of expectation down to the Our Epicureans rl With a" thejr a,,lit'iP»,i°'18 r„. Pace'J the deck vainly endeavoring to sup press between their lips the brilliant re- persona for the construction of (he same Provided, That one hundred of the qualified ,. voter, of the county petition the County ,l WM kn"Wn notwithftanding every other voter in the selves became a aeri-us question. There county may protest against it. Who ever was land before, behind and vndern'ath failed to get the requisite number of sign ,et we couldn't land. Finally an ap era And the fact has become paiem proaching skiff was discemable. Some that our Judges have a wonderful revcr- kind friends brought us relief. The even cnce tor the ancestral right of petition.- ing was now well advanced, so that but a u'idersiyticd your petitioner*," rare- part availed themselves of carriages which ly fails to overcome the Court, and the our Dakota frienda had provided and at prayer is granted. Discretionary power tended the dinner, while the remainder like thia is a dangeroua prerogative. It is turned back, fully satisfied with their ex eaaily though ofien unwittingly abused.— cursion. It was necessarily late when the This is by no means a marked instance. In all other matters the welfare of the coun ty is equally unguarded cud imperilled.— The effect of all this is a sourcc of alarm, but not of amazement. It may work no disaster in old counties, where, under the old system of Commissioners, the roads bave been established, bridges built, pab lie buildings erected, and other early im provemeuts effected, because the extraor dinary powers of the Judge are less fre quently called into exercise, and the ag gregate of taxable property being much greater than with us, the burden iuflicted is comparatively light. But in new coun ties where all this work is now being done the effect is deplorable, as their condition will show. They ore overtaxed—their credit is impaired—their warrants are a drug in the market, at fifty or even forty cents on the dollar-their treasuries are empty their liabilities are accumulating beyond any prospect of liquidation, until in many instances they are reduced to th. alternative of repudiation or the ruinous sacrifice of their hard earned gains. tbe toast would have called forth, while our ladiea mourned such a frustration of their withea to Knit hand*, and beat the fround 1B a light laotaatle RO^D." ??i2ht came on, and bow to extricate our- company arrived and aat down to dinner. Suffice it to aav the occasion was interest ing and happy, and many were the kind wishes extended to the guest in whose honor the dinner was given. During a residence of two years in kota City, Mr. TI RK haa, by his urbanity, dignity, and attainments as a scholar and orator, won mnny warm and true friends, who received the news of his intended de parture wilh unfeigned regret. Wherever he may cast bis future lot, he can rest as sured that he will be followed by the best wi.,hes of his frienda on the upper Missouri, who will ever be rejoiced to hear of his prosperity and health. in this •""'."I'oeut of goods, and our cit- On the first page of this paper we print a long article from the pen of JACOB STRAW* who has earned the sobriquet of the giant fanner of the West." Not many years ago he came to Illinois a poor man, but by industry, judicious manage ment, and always making his tracks in Ihe right direction," acquired a farm con taining thirty thousand acres, and is the possessor of a fortune of one million of dollars. His article contains much valua ble information for young men starting out in the world, and his advice may be the meaus of relieving many who have heen unfortunate in their efforts to rise above want. The present system confers no benefit in any quarter which the old did not better secure. Confide countjr matters to Cominissior.ers, and we shall usually have the services ol honest farmera and mechanics, who have no apeculative interests to aubserve, and who are proverbial for economy and efli ciency. Do this, and there will be little couse to complain of collusion, fraud aud extravagance. la|Fr»ve*eee. Spring work has fairly commenced.— Many of our citizens are engaged in build ing, enclosing lots, transplanting treee, making gardens, and altogether the pro*, pect is that we have a busy, prosperous season before us. The weather duriug the pact week has betiQ &aa« aad v««euti«a is "going ef," mmam Com«|oiii]»ne« of lb* Mloux Otj IUCMM. M| Ds«a tka Rlvtr. 8TCiMBa Onana, April 14,1859. DIAR BaciSTta—" Aa we glide along," I find pleasure aad occupation in telling you what I see, aai the iaipreqjons r« ceived throogh my eye* aad ether sense*, ,hU 1'«»«. dominion and confiscation* of the Church wilh wide spread. The ambitious pretension. I jwtorday Leavwwotth City I haveaeea of one after another of petty leaders have j,e" .ntg rende# it certain that the rod of empire must fall to the away of JDAEB* or MIKAMOS. Thus all are reduced to the necessity of choosing whom they will serve —of declaring for reform or sterner op pression. Any deliverance from their present deplorable condition is desirable, fortunately, however, the masses have consulted their own permanent interests and their country** good, and declared for JUARF.S, progress and b«-tter government. 8inc* mJ th* improvement made the "ver towns, but unt.l we landed hfe bl!mbled by calamity and defeat, an »nd »c,ivitr than Sioux City every day presents. Just now Leavenworth City i* a aceae of bustle froai (be number* of men, mule*, horses, oxen and waggons that have congregated there preparatory to a start for Pike's Peak, at which place the prospects for a fortune are looked upon in a brighter light than we have been dis posed to regard them, and it will heacrnet thing if so many a» are now going that way shall be doomed to disappointment. Kansas City, in a a in the festivities at Dakota City which cel ebrated his departure from our midst.- The day was delightful—the prospect hap py—a gO'jd time certain. A "free ride'' and pleasant excursion were promised to all. Could we resi*t the temptation Not we. About three o'clock a party of about thirty five were on board the Lewis Burnes," and setting out in high glee, un der the protection of the "stars and stripe*." Rapidly we steamed down the river, leav ing the city in the distance, when suddenly there was a check to our progress—a stop ping of the engine—a peculiar vibration dent that we were being amused by one of those episode* in Missouri river navi gation known as sand-bart. Thi* was novel, interesting, fumy for a short time, but lost thAt character when i: was demon strated tfaat we could make no farther de- a fact in hia- less degree, had some thing of the life of Leavenworth City but let the Pike's Peak rath subside, there is no more, if as much, business doing as is transacted daily upon your streets, and We are now about 400 miles above St. Louis, and bepin to notice the change of latitude, for all the disagreeable weather I have alluded to, which is worse 'han is good, but for all that we see the grass upon the shore, green, and the trees are putting on their spring dress, and looking lovely as a female woman. Talking about the mud in the Missouri river the other evening, Cspt. WINKI.AND said that it was growing less everv Year, for when he first navigated these waters it was so thick that if you sent wood overboard endwise it stood right straight up. I mail this at Lexington, and as we are i must close. Yuofs, M. Capt. J. B. 8. Todd Slopped with ua a short lime this week on his return from Washington to Fort Randall, and we were glad to see bim looking so well after bis arduous labors at Washington during the recent session of Congress. The treaty recently ratified with the Yancton Sioux secures to FROST TODD & Da Ha Barllwgtam Osastts. The suspension of the above paper has cansed much surprise and regret in all quarters. One of the oldest and most re liable papers in the State, it was always welcome and looked upon as one of our permanent institutions for diffusing -Intel ligenee and disseminating wholesome doctrine. At no lime could the party be more benefitted by its energy and assist ance than now. It is a burning ahame upon the Democracy of Enatern Iowa to suffer so old, able and valuable a paper aa the Gazette to auspend from want of auffi cieut patronage. i i am taciitf, This aociety will meet at the reaidence of N. C. Hcnsos, Esq., on Friday evening of next week, May Cth. All feeling an interest in the object for which the society was established, are respectfully invited to attend. Iltsaitr n«r*aei»i The abov* boat arrived ai our Levee on Tuesday morning laat, and alter dis charging freight for aeveral of oor mer chants passed up the river to Fort Ran dall, for which point she was loaded with goods for FROST TODD k Co. Rslaraatf. During the last week quite have R. HIRE a faliUc Dlaner. ,Mt °«aha, I have been stnich in point of location, heslth and climate yon are ahead of all uf tlem the whole time, unless you have worst weather than I ever knaw in your place. Since we left St. Joseph, evening before last, the river is alive with boats, and not a few of them show the effects of them fel lows called snaga, while ours, thanks to the watchfulness of a "golden day of victory." The war has been diastront, interrupt ing trade and travel, and involving prop erty—the railroad, telegrepli, hamlets cit ies—all in the ruin which marks its des olate path. Particularly to our own gov ernment will this turn iu affairs be regar ded with interest. The relations of the two nations should grow in intimacy as they grow in importance. Confidence in ue seems to h*ve been greatly restored by Mr. MCLAXK'S recognition of the Lib erals. What the ultimate disposition of Mexico is to be is readily foreseen. In the meantime, however, we have an inter est in her prosperity and happiness. Gapt.Wi.vei.AND, shows an unbroken front anj sides, and the only fear I have for the u Omaha" is that she cannot much longer stand the constant washing and scrubbing which she daily has to undergo, and which makes her the cleanest craft I ever floated in. Notwith standing there are several boats bonnd down before and bekir.d ua, I notice that we get all the paasergers, and could have most of the freight ipon the river had we not alrer.dy on hoari more than we ought to have fur speed, the Omaha'" and Offi cers being aa popular thia low down as above with ua, and well does the merit belong to them. Already haa Mr. Wit.eox telegraphed to St. Louis to advertise the Omaha for Sioux City, ro your eyes will be made glad by the sight of her toon again. In the meantime I conclude you will see the steamer Florence, which we hear is going to Fort Randall for Messrs. FROST, Toin & Co,, and we are expecting to see her every moment. number of the warm friends of Hon. JOHN C. TI'RK ties have been made bankrupt, their pros ... I,- I j- ... were anxiou* to be present and participate perity blighted, their credit ruined, their wealth consumed by taxes, and that every I wish you who can enjoy a good story was with us to hear some of the early ex perience ofCapt. WINKI.AND upon the riv out of him evenings as we set around the cabin stove after the boat is laid np for the night, but as you are not of us now, I will remember enough of them to tell you on my return to give you some idea of how pleasantly we pans our time. Somethings I can'i do on a stenmb.mt as well as on shore, but for a journey of comfort and OJAJ»JA)LW», .»ive me the Omaha aud good DAKOTA CITT, N7 T., I April 12, 1859. Boa. Jons 0. Timx-* Sir—Yon will confer a favor aa the an- deiaigned, citizen* of Dakota, by fixing an early day befcre yoe leave the city, on which it will be convenient for yoa to friends at a pnblic dinner. Associated as you have been with us since the commencement of the City, by your urbanity and worth as a private citi zen, and the faithful and able discharge of your onerous duties as a public officer, you have well merited this slight testimo nial of their regard. To meet yoa aronnd the festive board will be to u* an infeign ed pleasure, which we hope yoa will not decline. 3 Be#pectfully your Obedient servaatt, Wm. F. Lockwood, J. N. H. Patrick, E. F. Mason, Barnabas Bate*, W. G. Crawford, Thou. T. Collier, John B. Zieglcr, W. L, Oaraaham, Jas. W. Virtue, and others. KEPI.T. DAKOTA CITT, N. T. April 12th 1859 GarftLftttx —Tour note of yesterday inviting me to meet and participate with my fellow citizens at a public dinner in Dakota, and requesting me to name a day when it will be convenient for me to do so before my departure, has been received. This request, coming aa it does, from those with whom I bave been ao intimate ly and pleasantly associated during the past two yearn, in the discharge of public and private duties, and of whobe uniform kindness I have been the constant recipient renders it peculiarly grateful to my feelings, and leaves to me no choice of reply. I beg leave therefore to suggest Wednes day the 19th inst., as a day that will be convenient to me for the purpose indicated. Very truly, your friend and fellow citizen, JOHN C. TI'RK. Messrs. J. N. H. Patrick, Win. F. Lock Wood, E. F. Mason, R. Bates, and others. In accordance with the arrangement* concluded in the above correspondence, a large number of the personal friends of the Hon. JOHM C.TUUK partook of a tump tuoua repast, prepared by the host and hoateas of the Bates llouxe in Dakota City. After the wants of the inner mau had been satisfied, the President of the evening, Hon. J. N. H. PATRICK, concluded a very happy speech by the following toast, fol lowed by others, which we print below in The response of Mr. TCBK to the above toast was very appropriate and highly in teresting, and was delivered with tkut flu ency and eloquence which have w in for kigh reputation as an orator 2. I'nited States—The rapid growth in power, wealth and population, has demon tsrated conclusively that RepulJieau, aud not monarchial, are the true principals of goveriiiiieut. Response by Judge LOCKWOOD. 3. Nebraska—One of the garden spots of the world, where the agriculturalist from every country and clime can find a desirable and welcome home. Response by W. (j. CHAWKORD. 4. Iowa— Her natural resources, and the energy and enterprise of her citizens, stick of sot!n Co. several tracts of land upon which they have trading posts established, which in point of beauty and eligibility as towu sites are unsurpassed in the Territo ry of Dakota and we are glad that they have fallen into the hands of gentlemen whoso well known public spiritedness and enterprise will make then an advantage to the nlwle territory. her one of the foremost States in the Union. Response by Dr YKOMANS. 5. The President of the United State* and the Democratic party. Response by J. N. II. PATRICK. 6. Sioux City—Its position in the North West, on the Missouri River, and the ter minous of the Dubuque railroad, is bound iu lime to make it a city in size as well as name. Response by J. W. BOSIRR. 7. Dakota City—Young in years and size, but large in hopes, prospccts and fu ture greatness. Response by Mayor BATKS, 8. Ihe Mines of Nebrask%»4|*y their rich unlHiunded treasures reward bounte ously all who see\ iheni, and none more so than the energetic and enterprising citi zens that go from the Missouri slope. Response by T. T. COU.IKR. ibe Members of the last Legislature from Dakota County. Response by JOHN- Tarrc. AKOTUCII JKIJKOI.LI JOKE.—Traveling to London, Jerrold was recognized in the railway carriage by a gentleman who wish ed—seeing tbe enthusiasm with which he pointed to the beauties of the landscape to ingratiate hiniseW by the assumption of an equal eulbusiiwin. But the counter feit was plaiu and revolting. "I take a book," sai the stranger, "retire into some unfrequented field, lie down, gaze on God's heaven, then study. If there are animals iu Ihe field, eo much the better tbe cow approaches, aud looks down on me, and I look up at her." "With a filial smile asked the wit. •&» An affecting scene waa witnessed in New York, last week. After the ver dict had been rendered in the case of Ste phens, the wife poisoner, the Sheriff ap proached the prisoner, to conduct him to his cell. At this moment "little Bella" turned towards the prisoner, and after kis sing him said: "Come Pa! let us go now, it is all over see, pa, the people are going.' Human nature could not stand thia. The Sheriff turned away to hide a tear, and re tired, leaving the prisoner alone with bis relativea and counael. MTTwo gentlemen, ena a and the other a deacon, got diaousaing about the Sickles affair, as follows: Ilerrreud (itntftmn a—Well, brother, what do you think of that terrible affair at Washington Oeiifon Otdnifl- -Perfectly right. number of our citizena who spent the wiuter east' would have doin* the same mysslf, returned, among whom we notice E.I /itv. (/-at.— 1 lie same aa which? aad wife, aai «ar Yankee Mead Dm. IK her. Wr« V. PAOLBKM. M*e. G-nt -So wmikl I. UWI ITEMS. Itgu No franking privilege exists in England. Even the Queea pays postage. |0T By a census juat taken the popu lation of Independence Iowa ia ascertained to be 1,195. meat with your fellow citizens aad numerous IV The British authoritiea at Victoria refused the American reeidents the privi lege of celebrating Wasington's birthday. 19* The annexation of Georgetown, D. C. to Washington City is being agitated. The Union thinks the project will succeed. Liverpool dates of the 30th ult. say that there was lesa confidence in peace at Paris Vienna and Turin, where war-like preparationa continued. tHjf The Hon. James J. Faran, editor of the Cincinnati Enquirer, is favorably ipoken of as the next Democratic candi date for Governor of Ohio. J9" Hon. George W. Jones is expected to leave Dubuque for the Bogota Mission about the 15th inst. Iiis son Charles ac companies him acting as Secretary. ttef~ The Decorah Gazette announces the suicide, by poison, of Parmelia Stew art, a girl of about sixteeo, who lived in the family of Wm. Leach. She was from near Wilkesbarre, Pa. Ma»Tbe Dubuque Ex. and Herald says "Scarcely a day passes, but from fifteen to thirty emigrant wagons, with their loads of men, women and children, may be seen on our streets, wending their way to the iutciior. he great billiard match between Pheelan and Seereiter came off in Detroit on the 12th inst—the former beating on the 164th run by 90 points. Seereiter made ou one run 167 points—the largest that was made. SA. The contested election case ol Howard vs Cooper, in the first Congress ional district of Michigan is closed. No thing transpired in the testimony which will result in vitiating the election of Coop er, Dem. Arizona is repirted by the Arizo- nian, a, newspaper recently started at Tu bac in that Territory, as in a state of ut ter lawlesncss and insecurity. About 300 men are at the mines, and they barely pay ing expenses. The Postmaster General has ordered that all "snpplememts" or "extras" fold ed in regular issues of daily or weekly journals, not actual bona fide editions of such publications, conveying intelligence, subject the whole package to letter post age. I®- The New York Sun says a band of ers of the South and West, which we draw 'I16 order they were furnished us by a gen Cuban pa'.riots sailed from that port the ol Radical derisi on the Chancellor of the C. TI RK—the best of citizens and riends, the ripe scholar, talented lawyer, and faith full public officer. tie man of Dakota Ci y latter part of March with arms and ainu- Exchequer steers his bark with great dcx 1. Our distinguish guest, the Hon. JoBK nition and most ol'them young men some of them leading men of the Island aud all determined to free their country or die in the attempt. Their lauding was to be the signal for the revolt to the patriots. All was ready on the Island. The first day of April was the day fixed upon. A, M. Monroe candidate at the recent el for City Judge recently made ar. assault! rout appiarance." $&- The Manchester Guardian thus Jaguerreotypcs Difraeli while making his great speech on the Reform bill in the House of Commons February 28th 1859. The lint* Kill rome when you will Jtear me," The ntterer of the prophecy is on his legs, and is in "possession of the floor.1' It was a true saying, and the thoughts of his audience are irresistibly earned back to the moment when Th# wondrom boy Who wrote Alruy writhed under the bursts of laughter whieh were extorted by his extravagant action and forced and unnatural gestures. The old habituc.i pretend that he dressed at this moment of his triumph exactly a* when he sat down, overwhelemd with con fusion and vexation, after hurling his prophecy at his hilarious and incredulous audience. He certainly resembled more than nsual his portrait taken about that time. No cut nway brown or green coat hangs upon his shoulders, but a black sur tout, artistically made, conceals a white wai^coat, and a quiet dark brown nether garment envelopes his lower man. The deep white collar, (no all-rounder or shapeless dog collar, but cambric, with a flow of line,) and the black necktie, fast ened with easy, careless negligence, car ried ns back to those days of hulcyon in nocence, when the fashionable young nov« elist was writing Young Dukes," and was only inimayitn'inj how old Marquises could be bamboozled, and how easy it was for a young fellow of part* and invention to open the political world, like his oyster. The time had com* when not only the House of commons, but every civilizcd State, was to hear him, for was not every telegraph clcrk, from Moorgate street to Vienna and Constantinople, at this mo ment waiting for the "click" of the wire, that was to give him work to do? The orator is pale, but perfectly self possessed. His voice at first is low, calm unimpassioned. More than any other speaker Mr. Disraeli studies those modu lations of the voice that give relief and pleasure to the auditory nerve, and that it is that the audience listen to him, from twenty minutes to five o'clock until five minutes to ei«ht, without any other sensa tion of weariness than is inevitable from disclosures forestalled, and a want of con densation in the lan?ua?e employed. The cheers are few and far between. The tone of the speech is low. The speaker is nev er exulted or defiant. He cannot reckon upon the enthusiasm of his own.side, and will be satisfied if he can avoid the decis ive interruptions of the other. Between the S'-vlla of tro*- murmurs and Charybdis terity. Now he wins checrs from the Lib erals— anjn he has a bmi-bon for the Con servatives. He gets the most fun out of the fifteen condemed s"ats. He is artful ly coy, like some lieauty who wishes to consent, but who wi.-hey also to be pressed. To name them might be painful to some Hon. members. The House laughs, and members cry, Name, name the Chan cel,or MllJIoaa af Soldiers t'nAtt Attai Iu Kuru|ia. According to th* correapondentof the N. Y. Journal of Commcrre it appeara from official statements made as late as tile Itith of February last, that the military foreca of Europe embraced more than four mill ions of aoldiers under arms, without count ing sailors, Guards, civil, natioual, or mil. i'-ia of all kinds, of which tbe number reaches a much larger figure. 1 he effective force of France on the 1st of June, IS."*.1*, was 671,400 men, 1 j.» bat teries de eampagn-, marine, 417 vessels of war, 300 sailing, 117 steamers, 27,000 ma rines. The Austrain army consists of 970,577 men, of which 520,400 were infantry, 70, 300 cavalry, 59,3'J2 artillery, 11,116 en gineers, 9,517 poutonecrs marine, 104 vessels of war. The Prussain army consists of 525,000 of which 410,000 are of the active force, and Landwehr of the 1st con., marine, 50 vessels of war, 3,500 mariners. England has an army of 229,000 man, including thoae dispersed in the colonies marine, 600 vessels of war, 300 sailing, 251 steam, 40 vessels of the line, carrying 17,272 guns and C9.500 aailora. The Russian army consists of 1,067, IPOO men. including the reserve and 526. O'JO irregulars marine, 167 vessels, 62, 000 marines and gunners. Spain has a peace establishment of 75, 000 troops and for war 500,009 marines, 410 vessels, 15,000 marines. The Sardinian army consists of 50.G60 men marine, 40 vessels, and 2,500 sail ors. Two Sicilies—The army is 100,000 of which 10,000 are Swiss marine 60 ves sels, 12 sailiug, 26 steamers, 100 cannon eers, 5,362 sailors. Rome maintains an army of 16,000 in fantry and 1,215 cavalry. Tuscany has an army of 16,000 men. The German States have a federal ar my of 250,000 men. The German Con federation have an army of 225,000 men, 19,000 cavalry, including the 1 'IIIWail aad Prusain contingents. tSf Diggs saw a note lying on tTie ground, but knew that it was a counter- HI it to be yieui to me wm of the House, with in the street upon Mr. Knowltou foreman I Prct»nded reluctance, and unfoldsthedeath of the Hi raid office aKeging that inju^iee I *arrant. V\ hen the name of Wells ia had been done him t»y a card of Mr Knowl- rcaiJ out from the fatalist the House ton's in the above paper. The Herald 'augbs, and looks at Sir R. Ilayt"r. and thus chronicles the result of the encouuter i laughs still more when that righ Hon. '"Mr. Knowlton unhurt aad hisantag- pontleman suddenly darts from his seat, onist wiih a pair of badly blacked eyes, his "alks down the fioor of the House.— garments wretchedly tattered and himself' ^'r 'ioodenongh Ilayter does not es presenting a very bloody, dirty, unchiral- cnP* fro" the House to hide his emotions, is the laughers effect to believe: but mere ly hnrries to the telegraph oflice, an'! sends the new* to the chairman of his committee at Wells. The peroration is of the short est, not censisti'ig of more sentence* and when Mr. Disraeli sits down, he obtains a general cheer from all sidefc, in acknowl edgement of his ability and his modest hearing. Men differed from the politician but they honored the prophet, and glorifi cd in him the institutions of a cojntry does not withh U its highest prizes of po litical influence and power from men of genius, whatever th ir rank and descent. Advice for (lie Simple. When yon are offered a great bargain, the value o^which you know nothing ah-iut which you am to at half price, "baing it's yon''—don't yon do it, When a young lady catches yon alone, lays violent hands on you, expresaing'kiaa' in every glance—d-n't you ,1, it. When a horse kicks you, and rou feel a strong disposition to kick the horse in re turn—don't ym do it. If on odd occasions your wife should ex claim to you, "now tumble over the cradle and break your neck, do! —don'tvo* do it. When yon hare any business to transact with a modern financier, and he asks vou to go and dine with him—don't you do it. FLOWERS.—Many a bright eyed girl to day who works worsted and dances divine ly, does not know that a moss rose is first cousiu to a French turnip, ami the man gle wurtzel, a poor relation in a poppy fam ily. Flowers are not trilles, as one might know, if he could only think how much pains God has taken with them everywhere not one unfinished not one bearing marks of brush or pencil. Fringing the eternal border* of mountain winters gra cing the pulseless breast of the olj gray granite everywhere they are humanizing. Murderers do not ordinarily wear roses in their button holes. illains seldom train vines over cottage doors.— II. F. Taylor. ML. An actor in Georgia, in the course of a play, kissed the wile of a brother ac tor once oflener than the authorized ver sion of the play required, and was there upon severely whipped by an outrnged hus band. Having been a "stor" before, and n o w 0 o v i e w i e s i i a e feit, and walked oil without picking it un. ii, „ui. i. i i i i i n k s e i s e n i e o e e a i i e i a a He told hmither the atory, when the latter y, coun tr. said "Do you know, Diggs, you bave coin Wa»"Who ia that lovely givlf aa* Milled a very grave off-nce claimed the witty l.ord Norbury. iu earn "Why, what have I done?" wi'h such," mid Sauthera, ahould often his friend Counsellor Grant"— "Yoa have passed a coaaterfoit bill, I "Miss Ula*»," replind the Counsellor. knowing be whhout smile aad, fled. place «uch a glass to my lips." intoxicated couid 1