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Tits "GREAT EASTERN."—Tlie English
papers report thnt the engines of this big
ship are now erected, the propeller is in its
place, and floats aro on the pjtddlc wheels.—
The machinery, indeed, is so far complete
that steam has been got up to try the accu
racy of the bearings and so forth. Of her
six masts, the first, fifth and sixth arc rig
ged. The carpenters have put up the deck
bulwarks, the painters are giving the boards
the first coat. In a short period the Great
Eastern will bo coaled and provisioned, anil
ready to take h.r trial trip to sea.
NEW YOUK, Aug. 19.—The Atlantic Tel
egraph Company has issued an invitation to
inventors, patentees, and manufactures of
Sab-Marino Cables, to come forward as soon
as possible with specimens and plans of Ca
ble, suitable for Ocean service, to be sub
mitted to the Company for examination and
testing experiments.
The invitation ex'ends to all persons en
gaged in the business, whatever country
residing, the object being to gt tho very
best Cable that can be produced. All com
munications are to be addressed to the Sec
retary of the Society, George ft ward, No.
32 Old Broad S:., London.
THK New York Timii says: The new
Kansas Constitution treats the negro as an
imp rtinence and a bore, refuses to make the
State responsible for the protection of his
liberty, hesitates even upon the ri^ht of trial
by jury whore he is concerned, and flatly
denies him the exorcise of the suffrage.—
That the Republicans of the East should
rejoice over this handiwork of their West
ern brethren, means, of course, a long fare
well to the old anti-slavery of the party.
A NOTORIOUS ruffian, known in South
western Arkansas as Jaek Cade, was recent
ly killed by a woman whose husband he
had shot. The widow challenged him to
fight a d.icl, and as the ruffian declined she
attacked him with a revolver and lodged
three balls in him, one of which passed
through his heart.
THE Evening Po.tt says that tho an
nouncement that CHARLES DICKENS intends
to visit this country in the fall, for the col
lection of anew batch of "American Notes,"
is more than mere rumor. The distinguish
ed author is under engagements to give
sixty "readings," according to a pre-arrang
ed programme, at various points, for tho
very reasonable remuneration of $25,000
cash at the start, and one-fourth of the net
profits of the exhibition."
THE New Haven News says that the to
bacco crop all over Connecticut promises
great things at present. The cultivation
has spread out of the valley of tho Connect
icut, and there is now scarcely a town in
the State in which tobacco patches, here
and there, are not to be found. The price of
the past few years has ruled so high as to
present irresistible temptations
The Rajah of Cashmere has sent a tent of
shawls as a present to Queen Victoria, with
a bedstead of carved gold, the whole valued
at £150,000.
Tho Rajah Hundersing has just bseh
married at Lahore, to an English lady, Miss
Hodge. It is the first marriage of the kind
Which has taken place. The Prince is a
pagan, and immensely rich.
0 »K of the members of the Baptist Church
in Zanesville, who voted to expel Deacon
Cox, for acting as Deputy United States
Marshal in the arrest of a fugitive slave, has
since that time been publicly whipped with
a raw-hide, in that city, for repeatedly in
sulting a married lady with dishonorable
proposals. The indignant lady gave her
husband a letter that the scamp had sent
her, and the result was, that tho would be
"gay decciyer" got his deserts
A letter from Washington, dated the 14th,
says that the party for discovering a ship
canal across the isthmus of Daricn will be
organized for the most part by officers de
tached from a vessel of the Gulf Squadron.
It will proceed on board the Prehhle to the
east coast, and seek to verify the statement
of Gisborne Cullen and Surgeon Caldwell,
of our own Navy, that such a gap or de
pression,of the Eastern Cordilleras exists as
to admit of the construction of a ship canal.
The coun#y westward by the Bay of Han
Miguelar, on*the Pacific, is represented to
be nearly flat. Mr. Avery, who accompa
nied Lieut. Strain, goes out to join the ex
pedition, and wittufcbn an experienced aer
onaut with ballotmBf^jy w^Wfft^s an
pated that considerable advantages may re
sult to the expedition.
LATE news from Europe report symp
toms of a serious misunderstanding between
Austria and Prussia.
RETITKNS from eighty-two counties in
Texas show a majority for General SAM.
HOUSTON, independent democrat, for Gov
ernor, of eight thousand over HARDIN R.
RUNNELS, tho regular democratic candidate.
For Land Commissioner, FIIANCIS M.
WHITE, regular democrat, was tWO thousand
•head at last accounts. In the second Con
gressional district, A. J. HAMILTON, inde
pendent democrat, was ahead of T. N.
WAUL, the regular democratic candidate.—
In the first district, lion. JOHN H. REGAN,
was the only candidate who was run. From
the Legislative districts we have the re
turns of fifty-four members—twenty nine
of whom are said to be in favor of the re
election of Gen. HOUSTON to tho United
States Senate.
THB Chicago Times of the 18th, spoak
ing of the grain market in that city the day
before, says both winter and spring wheat
were in good demand, and sales wore made
of over 30,000 bushels. The prices-were
$1,00 for white winter [email protected] for No. 1
spring wheat, and [email protected] for No. 2 spring.
Corn was in good demand, and 40,000 bush
els sold at 62c. for No.
C5c., for canal corn on
1 1E S E N'T IN E .tth*roacl3
l'l.'lltisiihli BY
I E I E & ifcJVTACilN N I
KKI) WING, MINN., AUG. 27, 1S51).
88P Aota.TB.--C. H. Serivcn, 68 Dearborn
street, Ohieugo, is authorized to receive adver
tisements t«r this payor.
PosTMA9TMt8. everywhere, are our authorized
Agents. No i»u:.or mailed till the subscription
Pin-u is remitted.
r*T" Wc keep constantly oh hand, and print
to order, upon the most r'uuso
kinds of Hlunks.
of ii:»uist»y.
S N A N S !5. O W
of Stoaroii.
of lirown.
of llmnsey.
S A E B, A E
of Crow "Wing.
of Fillmore.
of Sibley.
The Democrat.! of the several townships of
Goodhuet'county will meet in Convent ion, by
their delegates', at the Court House hi U,ed Wing,
mi Tuesday, tho 13th day of September, 1855.
jit nne oVloek P. M., for "the purpose of phicinjr
in nomination candidates tor the following
otticos, to wit
A State Senator.
Four Representatives to the State Legislature
A County Auditor.
A County Treasurer.
A County Surveyor.
.„. Dom. Cent. Coni.
Red Wing, August 20,1859.
•Miaiii^ jii-iaaiB II. mmmtanttf
The important State question at issue be
tween the Democrats and Republicans of
Minnesota, is whether the State should
provide, at the next session of the Legisla
ture, for the payment of tho interest and
principal of the State Rail it'oad Bonds, as
fast as the same shall becomp due. Two
millions mid a half of Bonds have beon is
sued to the companies and all work upon
the roads has been, for tho present, discon
tinued. Now what the Sta»o should do
under these circumstances, is a matter of
the greatest practical importance, that should
have the dispassionate consideration of ev
ery one.
This ought not to be a party question.—
It one that members of either party might
differ from each other upon, without chang
ing their relations, politically and so it was
considered in the beginning. Republican or
gans and Republican leaders, differed widely
among themselves on this question, and yet
could pull together harmoniously as Repub
licans. But the course of their leading par
JUiJ^ISKlufbted to that end ever since the
first inception of the $5,000,000 Loan Bill,
has finally triumphed overall opposition in
their ranks—silenced every Republican
voice that differed from it and, at last, has
brought the party, rag, tag and bob tail, right
square over.to its position. This position
has been from the beginning, undying hostili
ty to the present Rail Road Companies for a
return of their charters, and franchises to
the State and a re-distribution of the Rail
Road Lands, among its favorite pets. The
Republicans in their platform now declare
that they will do nothing until the Rail Roads
have completely failed, and the lands and
franchises arc sold and taken posses*ion of
by the State, and then they will do what
they think best.
The Times and other Republican papers
having succumbed to tho mnnesotiak and
its clique, and the Republican-: having made
this practically repudiation policy a party
test, the Democratic patty was forced to
come up to the rescue. It has done so
boldly and manfully. It avows itself in fa
vor of providing for the interest and princi
pal of the bonds as fast as they become due,
at the next session of the Legislature, and
of hastening the construction of the roads.
It is for the people te decide between them.
When the $5,'00,C00 loan was voted, it
was supposed that there would be no diffi
culty in raising the money upon thi bonds'stead Bill.
uiblo teiins, till
E O E L. E E
Number of Delegates
untitled t'-.
Bollo Creek
Cannon Falls
Control Point
Cherry Grove
Hay Crock
Keriyori ..!.!...'..!.!.*.""*
Leon .'..' """'"."'
Miiton .'..'...'.Z".Z".'Z'. I
Pino Island .'
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Wimamingo "".".7.7.7."
Warsaw ....'.7..l"..".".'."'ii... 1
Zumbrota .'.."...*."..."!..... 1
1 railroad corn, and'** par. Acting under this impression, the Democrats, because he says Uiey dcfcatVl
board, Companies contracted foi the construction of the (pretended) I lotliest ad Bill last session
Near3lxty:i,Hes ofgnM,in
each road was completed, on the credit of
the bonds. Tho Companies made large en- jpomtjs made against the Democrats of Min
gagements, in expectation of meeting them nesota, this fall, is the failure of the mu\o
wilh. the bonds. Without their fault—Instead Bill in the last bongressj The suf
the roads were graded sooner and better ferings of the settlers of Minnesota, in con
than their contract called for—the bonds sequence of thisfailurer^pvdwclt upon with
turned out to be totally unsaleable, and poculiar eloquence by the Republican ora
these very men, now asking the support Of:l°rs and newspapers. Words are hardly
the people, taking advantage of the neglect suffi ient to express, their grief and heartfelt
of the Legislature to provide for meeting sympathy with the poor pioneer, robbed o(
the principal and interest upon the bonds in bis homo, and sent- with his \ilfa and chil
case of default by the Companies, themselves dren, destitute ancl naked, Jo battl
by their oft repeated and persistent slanders
upon Minnesota and her rail road mpa
nics, made them so.
In consequence of this fact, (the unsale
ability of tho bonds) the Companies find
themselves heavily involved without means
to go on with the roads, or to pay for
what they have done.
If the bonds had been at par in the mar
ket, it is acknowledge! that they could
have carried it through. It is not their
fault that they are not so. Now, then,
what would be fair and honest towards the
rail road companies Nothing short of
this the making of the bonds goo I in the
market. They did not borrow money of
the State—they borrowed its credit, and
entered into certain obligations for it, which
they have faithfully performed. Now, the
State, as a matter of justice to them, should
make its vrcdit good—so long as it is in its
There are other reasons besides the strict
juctice we owe to the Companics and the
bond and currency holders. Our future
w-elfare will depend greatly upon our acting
justly in the matter. Our reputation and
good name and credit as a State are all in
True, the republicans say, we are not
bound to pay the interest and principal be
fore it becomes due what is your hurry,
Mr. Democrats Now we answer, we
are no^ bound to, and will not pay before
the debt becomes due but we are bound to
prociJc for it beforehand, or else we cannot
pay when it does become due and so long
as we make no provision for the payment,
so long will capitalists doubt our disposition
to pay. This is where the Republican plat
form is practically for repudiation. A
year's interest on the bonds comes due next
summer. Minnesota cannot meet it with
out she provides beforehand by law for
meeting it. The Republicans refuse to do
this, which is equivalent to,saying they will
not pay when it comes due. The great ob
jection to doing this made by the Republi
cans, and the objection which proves con
clusively that they are practically repudia
tionists is: the additional amount of taxes
that will have to be raised. And thi
brings up an important point in the case.
It is evident that unless the ciedit of the
State is made good that the the Rail Road
Compuiies will fail. In that rase, the State
must necessarily pay the bonds in full, or
altogether. Even the Republi
cans deny that they mean to refuse to pay
altogthe'r. They say they will pay some
time or other. In that case, then, the ad
ditional taxes will be necessary so what is
gained by postponement? Nothing. If wo
postpone we force the Companies to fail, and
will havo to pay every coat of th» bonds
but if we provide for tho interest and prin
cipal, at the next session, we make the
bonds good in the market we set the Rail
Roads oi! their feet we make the currency,
issued on the bonds, good. The Rail Roads
then can meet their engagements, and go on
and complete a sufficient length of Roads to
make their lands available to get the title
from Government to raise money on them
and clear the State, altogether, from all lia
bility, without its having paid a cent. This
was the original programme. It was what
was prevented by the non-negotiable char
acter of the bonds, and what may still be
carried out, if the State will bui show a
disposition to pay her honest debts. As for
all the slanders that were urged against the
Companies, while the $5,000,000 Bill was
pending before the people, they have lived
them down. They have shown throughout
a bona fide intention to complete the Roads
according to contract. They have been pre
vented by^no fault of their own. Now we say,
and the Democratic party says, give them a
fair chance, by making our credit good, thus
meeting our own engagements with them
and that only by so doing can the State
maintain its good name, or avoid paying the
bonds in full, besides sacrificing her rail
E IlEJ'lIBl.ICAN 3ii.i Tir «.
The Republican meeting, of Wednesday,
was a fizzle all around. Great preparations
had been made for a large crowd. It didn't
come, although the cannon roared the loud
est and the band played its prettiest. This
failure cast a gloom over the whole proceed
ings and dispirited the speakers, of whom
high expectations had been formed. They
were no less than the Republican candidates
for Governor, Lieut. Governor, and Congress.
It is not doing them any injustice to say
that they were not at all brilliant or even
interesting or that the small audienee as
sembled, wero very much disappointed it
every rosp=*ct.
CONSISTENT, VEKY '.—GOV. Ramsey, when
in Congress in 1846, voted against a Home
Now, ho works against the
We observe that one of the strongest
cold and unchangeable
cially they cannot too st
And ospe-
ly condemn the
[base inhumanity and treachery"of the Demo
cratic leaders in defeating this bill.
The people pretty well understand how
Grow's Homestead Bill camo»to be defeated,
and that thi l{eyubliea|}s got ifcup merely for
buncomb at the last end of the session,
when congress was so much agitated on.the
Cuba question and yie appropriation bills
thai it could not be discussed.
It wil^also ba borne ill mind that while
this measure was almost unanimously sup
ported by-the north, it was almost as unan
iuTJoUsly^pppo'ed by the south, this show
ing that it was not so much a political as a
sectyi.'ittf. issue. The Democrats of the
north supporting it a's strongly as the Re
pdblicanas the Americans and others of the
opposition in the south, opposing it in com
pany with the southern De'moci ats.
-. The delegation from Minnesota presented
an liruliviilpd fmnt
Again, the bonds have gone, many ofgn-^individed front. favor of'the bill—
them, into third hand**—have been deposit
ed under the State law as a basis for bank
fornr nf'0i Kill
fought hard and veil for iNfthough tho bill
itself was one in-, which %s Mimutsotiana
ing—and $250,(300 of currency issued upon-' ftney could have no particular interest and
them. This currency with the bonds ij which was purposely drawn in such a man
worthless. What does the State owe to the
holders of this currency, as well as to the
holders of the bonds That that currency
shall be made good, by the State's making
and keeping its credit good. No honest
man wili say otherwise.
ner by its Republican authors as was calcu
lated to drive them from its support. The
bill, if passed, would have been of no bene
fit whatever to Minnesota. The Republi
can States of Wisconsin and Iowa, only, of all
the great north-west, would have been in
cluded in its provisions. This may be a
matter of surprise to those of our citizens
who, this week, listened to would-be Sena
tor Goodrich and would-be Lieut. Donnelly's
pathetic remarks upon the defeat of this
bill but the explanation is simple: Mr.
Grow's bill provided for a Homestead for
settlers upon lands subject to private entry
only. aids from which the speculators
have long since culled all choice and desira
ble portions—lands that there are no settl rs
upon to be bjiwjitte,'—only were covered by
The Government lands of Minnessota
which a wise and just policy had heretofore
kept out of market, and which are not there
fore subject to private entry—Ian Is of real
value which are now covered with actual set
tlers, to whom a Homestead law would have
been the greatest blessing that could have
been conferred by Congress, were purposely
omitted for an amendment offered by our
representatives in Congress, to extend its
provisions over the zoJiole of tho Gov't lands,
was rejected by the supporters of the bill.
A plain fact of this kind, outweighs all
the Republican pretensions of sympathy
and love for the dear perpU. Gov. Ramsey
and Buite are now traveling through south
ern Minnesota, and this same defeated
homestead bill is their great hobby. They
falsely pretend that the settlers of Minne
sota, are to be driven from their homes, and
thtit the bill which would have assured it to
them, free of charge, was defeated by the
Democratic party.
Let this question be put to them: Wheth
er that bill wouid have been of any benefit
whatever to the settlers of Minnessota.—
Let them be met with this provision, limiting
the homestead to settlers uportylands sub
ject to private entry, and we'll be bound
they will drop it as suddenly, an^^aeat it
gingerly as they now do the r/redt frfyjfis,
by which they claimed the Governor was
cheated out of his seat before. In fact, that
they won't say anything more about it.
The Pi:ne,r t" Democrat
dence showing that the above gentleman—
the Republican candidate for Secretary of
State—while filling the .same office in. Ohio,
conspired with certaui others to swindle, and
did swindle that State qpt of $132,000.
The conclusions-*afnved aj from the proof,
as published in thfytfifinemy will'be found
on our first page.*^
The Times, in answer to thf^tafcement of
the Pioneer, tacitly admits the truth of it,
by threatening that in case the Pioneer does
not discontinue its attacks on Baker, it (the
Timesfys'iW publish facts implicating sundry
other parties—some of them now Minneso
tians—-in the same fraud. The Times.rath
er put its foot in it that time. If it knows
all it pretends, it certainly is its duty to
publish it. And it should not endeavor in
any manner to shield Baker, if he was a
party to it. The interests of Minnesota are
too important, especially at this juncture, to
be entrusted to a person who in the same
capacity in Ohio, proved faithless to his
JOHN B. BEISBIN has challenged Gordon
E. Cole, the Republican candidate for Secre
tary of State, to stump the State with him.
We trust the challenge will be accepted, and
that Red Wmg will be one one of the points
at which they will speak.
glish Abolitionis', who has done the engin
eering for the republicans in the Kansas
matter, has published a book in which his
purpose is frankly avowed. lie says
believed that a civil tear between the
North and South would ultimate in insur
rection, and that tho Kansas troubles would
probably create a ruillitry conflict of the
two sections. Hence I left the South and
went to Kansas, and endeavored personally
and with my pen, to precipitate a revolu
If the honest men whose sympathies were
60 keenly excited in behalf of poor Kansas
knew to wh. extent such scoundrels as
Redpath were responsible for the troubles
there, they would abandon the Republican
Gen. Shields, during his long public ca
reer, has invariably manifested the utmost
zeal in defending the interests of the people
tice of reducing the price of the public
lands. In accordance with this suggestion,
a 'ill was introduced into the House of Rep
resentatives in 1-46, by Mr. McClernard, to
reduce and graduate the price of the public
lands. The bill was supported by western
nn as a measure for the benefit of the
West. The speeches, as thay appear in the
Gongressional Globe, show that thei bill was
regarded as one, to use the language of a
prominent supporter of the measure, "as one
that would foster and encourage emigration
and settlement in thr new State.s( and con
sequently their growing wealth and pros
perity." The bill came to a final vote on
the 14th day of July, 1846, but the West
was weak then—its representation in Con
gress was trifling, while the Atlantic States
were all powerful. Still the measure was so
just that it was defeated by but a -mall ma
jority and, reader, one of the members-who
contributed to the defeat of that bill by re
cording his vote against it, was Alexander
Ramsey, then a representative in Congress
from Pennsylvania. Uamsey when he had
an opportunity of serving the people of the
West, by voting as a member of Congress,
for their interests, refused to do so. One to
hear the appeals of this arrant demagogue,
while endeavoring to deceive people into
voting for him, would almost credit the sin
cerity of the attachment to the settlers of
the West—yet in Congress, when he was
invested with the power to aid them, by as*
sisting in the passage of a beneficent meas
ure, he repudiated the pioneers of the new
States and Territories, as unworthy of gov
ernmental aid. Legislation to benefit set
tlers was unpopular in 1846, and of course
RAJUSKY opposed and voted against such
legislation. The policy advocated by his
party at that time, was that the public
lands should become a souice of revenue to
the nation, and that the proceeds arising
from their sale, should be distributed among
the several States of the Union. To pro
mote and advance this selfish policy. Alex
ander Ramsey voted directly against the in
terests of every citizen of the West.—Pio
neer and Democrat.
this State, but they have made no effort
hisTTavor. The Douglas men will therefore
crusji all opposition. But the Democratic
leaders who are ambitious of future influ
ence, should bear in mind that Gov. Sey
mour will in all probabilty go to Charleston
sustained by the thirty-five votes of New
York, and his chance for a Presidential nom
ination from that Convention is much better
than that of I -ouglas. His position is that
of a. compromise candidate, which, on a
count of J-Ue implacable feuds between Bu-
J. II. BAKim, AND THE TIMES, ^tciianan andfc)ouglas, Hunter and Wise, and
publishes evi- Do 8
party in disgust.—jtf.nc/.&^r (Ar. JL) /j/xv'fouilh paper published in that city.
and4Pavis, will give Governor Sey
mour an increasing availability in the esti
mation of those who will control that Con
We find the following description of anew
invention, in the London (England) ifornin%
The invention of the myria type ofM.
Combarien has been submitted to the goy
ernment and accepted for inspection. The
marvelous invention bing destined to oppe
rate an immense and immediate revolution
in the art of printing, it is worthy of descrip
tion. Hitherto the characters used print
ing have been composed of a mixture of lead
and antomony these characters, by reason
of their extreme softness, wear out quickly,
and are, besides, very expansive. The
characters are moulded one by one the
best workmen can scaacely produce 5.000 of
them in a day, in the rough. They have
afterwards to be finished up, and pass
through several hands. M. Oomparien. by
an ingeniously invented machine, produces
10,000 of these characters at one stroke.
Each let oris thou divided by a mechanical
saw, which divides them with mathematical
regularity and precision. The consequence
of this invention will be—production iii-1 take the Capitol by October,
creased nt. per cent. exactitude and rejr- $3,0 )0,00 and 40,000
alarity, hitherto unattainable the use of har- The decre
der material, which will avoid the frequent executed*
renewal of printer's materials reduction (by The bond
one half) of the outlay and at length the W per ce.it
one'jgreat object—an increase of printing,
and an enormous dimunitipn in the price of
books! Look now through the vista of ap
proaching Tears and behold the glorious^ re
sult. M. Combarien announces hia inten
tions of producing characters in steel, the
durability of which will be beyond all calcu
In the late Oongresgioifal and \State elec
tions in Kentucky, Tennessee" and Alabama,
support Judge
Douglas for President if he was the nomi
nee of the Charleston Convention. All,
save one, answered that thy would. This
shows how much truth there is in the ac
cusation of Mr. Douglas' enemies, that, if
nominated, he will not be supported by the
South.- The exception we alluded tolas' a
man in Alabama by the name of Pugh, who,
by some strange freak, got the democratic
nomination for Congress. His speeches
proved him to be a lire eater of the most
intense kind. In one of his foolish speeches
he said:
I would not support Stephen A. Douglas,
if he accepted a nomination, on my own
platform. He «aid that he rcgWded Douglas
as a corrupt man, and unworthy the sup
port of true patriots, no matter what plat
form he might run on, or what promises he
might mak".
He advised Southern-rights democrats to
go to the Charleston Convention and de
mand the indorsement of the Southern con
struction of the Cincinnati Platform, the re
pudiation of squatter sovereignty, the pro
tection of slave property in the territories,
and the recognition of all the rights claim
ed by the South. If the Southern members
could not control the Convention, and carry
these points, that they should then quit the
concern and come home. He desired to
make one more effort to save the Union on
principal, but had \ery little confidence in
the success of the effort. If it failed, then
he wanted the South to be united as one
man, to burst the unholy bands and take an
independent position out of the Union.'
These are the kind of men, who, in the
South, are opposing Judge Douglas. The
Chicago Eercdd has the meanness to insin
uate that Senator Pugh, of Ohio, was guilty
of talking such nonsense. It is evident that
Mr. Alabama Pugh will not be in the demo
cratic party after next spring.—Cincinnati
Enquire r.
NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 20, 1859.—The
Americans have nominated J. E. Banligny
to Congress from this District.
Tho steamship Havana with advices from
San Francisco to 5 iiist., via Tehuantepec
route, arrived below to-night.
The steamers John D. Stephens aud Ori
zaba which left San Francisco on the
oth for Panama took down over 2,000,UO0
in treasure and 1,000 passengers.
Business at San Franoi^Go was duil and
prices had a downwai tendency sugar was
selling at 10 to It I '.,'c hour £9,00.
Horace Greoley who had arrived in Cali
fornia, was everywhere lionized, lie esti
mates the rmiiiber of ..emigrants going to
California overland at o0 '0t).
MANATJULAN. Aug. 17, 1350.—The main
and passengers hate been robbed by Patri
cious. The mails were cut open six mils
from Tehuantepec.
Mirauion has dissolved his Cabinet. Mar- decrees,
quizza had revolted agaj^ Vliramon. but
the carrying o:' a cooking stove on his back,
ami io cook omelettes when arrived on the
middle of the rope. This is to be on the
26th inst.
CiiAssi.es FOR ARKANSAS.—A story is told
of a Bostonian's first .appearance in polite
society in Arkansas. The company wore
engaged in dancing, but the loveliest female
present^powpledachalrat the window with
out apartner. Stepping up to the lady with Uie laws which govern them, these German
a palpitaiing hesaft, his mind greatly excited
by fear of refusal, he exclaimed, 'Will you
dome the honor to grace me with your
company for the next set Her lustrous
eyes shone with unwonted brilliancy, her
pearly teeth! fairly- glistened in the flicker
ing candle ligh't^Rer snowy bosom rose and
fell with joyful raptuie, as "she replied, 'Yes,
siree' for I have sot, and sot till I've tuk
root 1
WASHINGTON Aug. 20.—Certified copies
of the approved lists of the land granted to
Michigan for railroad purposes, under the
Act of June, 1856, embracing nearly 614,000
acres having been transmitted to the. Gover
nor of that State.
Mr. O. Jenniug Wise, of the Richmond
Enquirer, and Mr. Old, of the Richmond
Examiner, eluded the vigilance of the police
early this morning, and left Washington for"
Maryland to settle a newspaper quarrel by a
duel. The parties returned between 12 and
1 o'clock this afternoon, having exchanged
two shots. Neither were hurt, and the
matter here rests for the present.
Charges are made against Major B. French,
Pay Clerk of the Bureau of Construction of
the Treasury Department, in falsely making
and forging certificates and receipts for the
purpose of obtaining money from the United
States. His arrest was made yesterday, but
not until after consultation between the Sec
retary of the Treasury, and the Solicitor of
the Treasury, District Attorney Ould and
Major Bowman an'! giving the aceused an
opportunity to explain. The affair creaed
much gossip here. The extent of the al
leged defalcation has not been ascertained.
OiF'Four hundred messages, forty-three
hundred and fify-nine words, it is said, ware
received over the Atlantic Telegraph Cable,
before it stopped.
fjt^A Temperance paper is soon to be
started in Minneapolis. That will make the
As their lot is cast among Republicans
and as they wish to have a voice in making
emigrants become in the majority of cases
naturalized American citizens. It seems
that a native of Hanover who stands in this
position has recently returned to the coun
try of his birth, was drafted into the mili
tia and compelled to do military duty he
rofused, and plead the laws of his adopted
country, and applied to the American Con
sul for protection. The American Govern
ment has taken up the subject warmly and
has peremptorily demanded his release. It
has done more than this it has caused simi
lar requisitions to be made upon the
other German (jrovernments, who are made
j» understand that American citizens can
not be called upon to submit to the dictates
of arbitrary rule.
The German Powers, however distasteful
it may be to them, will give way, and thoy
will respect the rights of those Germanic
Americans 4\ho return from the far West
with a h&hdsome amount with which to
pass the evening of their days in their na
tive country. It is .a remarkable fact that
there is no grcnit-power ir£ the svorid w'jth
so siMll an anffy aud navy as tho United
States, and yet which makes itself more
feared and respected abroad.
ULAR SOVEREIGNTY.—The Democrats, of
Jefferson parish, Louisiana, at a late Legis
lature, passed, among others, the following
Resolved. That the assertion and main
tenance of the rights of the people of every
section of this republic to regulate their owii
institutions, independent of the interference
of other states or the Federal government,
we declare to be an attribute of their sov
ereignty they can neither alienate nor disre
It will be seen that these Louisiana Dem
ocrats adhere to the doctrine of popular
sovereignty, and most significantly repudiate
tho heresy thnt the people of the territories
cannot regulate their own affairs.
2d inst., Mrs. Timothy bradley, living at
Johnson, Trumbull county, O., gave birth to
eigft children—three boyn and five gjrfc -X
Wey^dre all living and healthy,ibit quite
small. Mr. Bs family is' increasing fast.i—
He was married six j-ears ago to Eunice
Mowery, who weighed 270 'pounds ©n the
day of their marriage. She has given birth
tor two pair of twins, arid no«r fcight more,
making twelve children in six years. It
seems strange, but nevertheless is true
Mrs. B. was one of three, her mother and
father both being twins, and henrgraodmottk
er and mother of five -pair of twins. Mrs.
B. has named her boys after noted and dis
tinguished men One after Hon. Joshua
R. Giddings, who has given her a splendid
gold medal one after Rev. Hon. Elijah
Champlain, who gave her a deed of 50 acres
of land, and the other after James Johnson,
Esq., who gave her a'cow. Mr. Bradley
says it is profitable to have twins, as the
neighbors have clothed the others ever since
they were born. Mr. B. is a.poor, industri
ous laborer,.but says he will not part with
any oi his children while he is able to work.
—Cor. JST.Y. Tribune.
A writer in the New York Tribune, speak
ng of ginseng, says
The root as far as its medicinal or other
properties are concerned, is as perfect at one
time of the year as another, but it true there
is a greater loss in drying the root in the
Spring than in the Autumn. This is a loss
to the manufacturer and not to the consu
mer. By the way, most of the buyers are
Virginians, old experienced hands in the
business, supposed to know what they are
about, and with a fair supmission of facts
there is no danger in the least that the dig
ger will lose his time or the buyer his money
As to the quality of Minnesota ginseng*
competent judges direct from the East, and
others here, pronounce the skillfully manu
factured article second to none in the United
States. Uufortunatoly however for Minne
sota in the present crisis, a considerable por
tion of her roots have not been made into a
first rate article, on account of the rainy
weather, and various other causes beyond
the control of human events. '1 his, for a
short season, may have a tendency to bring
her root into disrepute, but in the" aggregate
the ginseng crop will bring a large sum into
th'e State. %4 *?i.
RpWlimn of the 11th inst., says that the
final hearing in this case is set down for the
term of the United States Court to be held
at Keokuk on the tiyrd Jionday jn Septem
ber. The complainan are fitly prepared,
and their dispositions are as strong as could
possibly be desired. Two of the Govern
ment Uommisseoners have been examined,
and their depositions are .much strong^
against the bridge than in their report.
The defendants tritjd to slwke their testi
mony by that of four railroad! 'engineers
put they signally failed. The only due of
them who made any correct measurement
of Uw current, admited, on cross examina
tion, that the angle of the long pier was 23
"'hile the Commissioners made it
the liberals were besieging Maiquiza in A
A A N a a
The Archbishop of Mexico had excom- V"®? Ureenviile, S. C, of slandering
municated the liberal party. \t naMSOtoe young womad, and fined a
Gen. Woil had been defeated in Tamau- S .°1?™ *S
lipas, losing ail his artillery. appear.-, that the plaintiff was engaged to be
'Gen. DeGaliado had assumed the com-\t*T
mand of the liberal army, and promises to S 2 *& "^rde as a
against the Church was being!
of tlte matured debt had risen!
THE las'? feat of M. Blondin, in crossing The editor of the Warrenton V.'h wri
the Falls ofvSTiagara, on a rope, with a man Nog fr-nn the Red Svveei'(Va.) Springssays:
on his kick, surpasses, we believe, everything fexr days ago a couple of Southern en
of the kind on record. Th^daringgymnast tloincn here, rich planters from Red River,
performed the hazardous feat on Wednesday played seven games fold sledge for $5,000
last, in the presence of, it is said, from
The Liverpool Times says a very remark
able circumstance is now exciting some at
tention in Germany, and will shortly excite
a still greater amount of interest in 'he
U. S. Eyery one knows the immense num
ber of^erman emigrants who find their
way to the Union, most of them, it is need
less to state, in a condition far removed from
affluence, but however poor they may b^
when they leave home, they generally re
turn to their native country in after years in
comfortable circumstances.
ed ICKLIFFE was convicted
S de-
I the father that the gir. to whom his son was
1 a
that he felt it
»jhis duty as a neighbor aad a friend tell
him so. This information caused thVniatch
to be .broken off, whereupon the: plaintiff
brought her action.
Sa,ne» and the winner took every o-ame
about 15,00-to 2 ,tO spectators. $35,00:.* were lost, And tho money, paid*
The parson who ventured on Mr. B'lon-M hear, in a check on the Bank of Louisiana
din's hack was ins own ageut, Mr. Golcard, ,T
whose wcurht is 143 lbs. Hie time occu-l
:Y. £pa i*~ii:Hiuy:
The Wisconsin Democrat says
Gov. Seymour has a good many friends in pied in crossing was 36 minutes. years aclcireise-.i tna people of S&ccarappa
M. DKESSEB, a arirl of 16
She went with her parents fVoni (hat village
to Salt Lake City, and remained among
the Mormons three years, when she con
trived to escape Her }ccnrre~rs-represented
to have been very interesting and quite
Two Indians were recently arrested at
Yreka, Cilifornia, for attempting an out
rage on Miss McEwei). A party of men
released them from jail anJ conducted them
to the outskirts of the -village. -jpFheteA vol
ley of bullets was fired upon them. 'O^e
fell dead on the spot. The other ran off,
mortally wounded, and his body was found
tbeuextjda*. &ze2$jr£B
ICE is selling at St. Paul at a dollar per
hundred pounds, and there is said to be only
a month's supply in the city. That is enough
as we suppose winter sets in up there some
times about the first of Seotember.—Mil
wauke epapsr.
The above is a pretty cool paragraph*
from a city where the climate is so change
able that stoves are in use all aUmmfer, and
farmers never go out haying without taking
their oyer coats for fear of "a breeze from
the Laka."—Pioneer and Democrat
Aug. 11.—The steamer Arabia's mails
arrived here this eveniug. At Goodwood
on Friday the 29th ult.,Tenbroeck's Ameri
can horse Starke won the Bertwick Memo
rial stakes of a thousand sovereigns,. Prior
ess came in third, fifteen horse* runing.
Mr. Tenbroeck is said to have won £25,000
on the Goodwood stakes. His colt Umpire
by Lecomptc, won the Furserp Stake alto,
on Friday.
WHEAT.—We have been shown several
lots of new wheat raised in this county,
which we think fully equals if it does net
excell any we ever saw in the State of Penn
sylvania. This wc know, is saying a good
deal, but "truth is mighty and will prevail,"
And it is not only "small lots," but the whole
crop of this and adjoining counties is pro
nounced A No. 1. and the quantity to the
acre more than equal the most extravagant
expectation.— Uluitfield Democrat.
ON the 17th, M. BLONDIN crossed the
Niagara river, on his rope, with a man on
his back. During the peformance a row oc
curred, and a man sixty years of age was
thrown over the river bank and killed. The
deceased's name was COLWELL.
THE Chicago Times Jnys:—M GIVE US
MAJORITY! Every Democrat from Rock
townjto Cairo will stand pledged to redeem
this promise./'
O^The curvature oi the earth amount*
to seven inches per mile. A man six feet
cannot be seen ten miles.

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