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papers report that the engines of this big
ship are now erected, the propeller is in its
place, and floats are on the pjiddlc 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, and
ready to take her trial trip to sea.
NEW YOUK, Aug. 19.—The Atlantic Tel
egraph Company has issued an invitation to
inventors, patentees, and manufactures of
Sub-Marine Cables, to come forward as soon
as possible with specimens and plans ol Ca
ble, suitable (or 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, in whatever country
residing, the" object being to gk»t the very
best Cable that can be produced. All com
munications are to be addressed to the Sec
retary of the Society, George S-ward, No.
22 Old Broad St., London.
THE New York Times .'ays: The new
Kansas Constitution treats the negro as an
imp'rtinence and a bore, refuses to make the
State responsible for the protection of hi*
liberty, hesitates even upon the right of trial
by jury where he is concerned, and flatly
denies him the cxerciso 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 ishot. The widow challenged him to
fight a duel, and as the ruffian declined she
attacked him with a revivor and lodged
three balls in him, one of which passed
through his heart.
THE Evening Post says that tho an
nouncement that CHARI.ES 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.
The Rajah Mundersing has just bsen
married at Lahore, to an English lady, Miss
Hodge. It is the first marriage of the kind
which nits taken place. The Prince is a
pagan, and immensely rich.
Own of the members of the Baptist Church
in ZanesriUe, 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 repeateoTly 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 deceiver" got his deserts
A letter from Washington, dated the 14th,
says that the party for discovering a ship
Canal across the isthmus of Darien will be
organized for the most part bv officers de
tached from a vessel of the Gulf Squadron.
It will proceed on board tho Prebble to the
east coast, and seek to verify tho statement
of Gisbornt Cullen and Surgeon Caldwell,
of our own Navy, that such a gap or do
pressumof the Eastern Cordilleras exists as
to admit of the construction of a ship canal.
The country westward by the Bay of San
Miguelar, oifthcPaciflc, is represented to
be nearly flat. Mr. Avery, who accompa
nied Lieut. Strain, jjoes out to join the ex
pedition, and witMim an experienced mr
onaut with ballowsssty #MSHf% an
pated that considerable advantages may re
suit to the expedition.
LATE news from Europe report symp
toms of a serious misunderstanding between
Austria and Prussia.
RETURNS from eighty-two counties in
Texas show majority for General SAM.
HOUSTON, independent democrat, for Gov
ernor, of eight thousand over HARDIN K.
RUNNELS, the regular democratic candidate.
For Land Commissioner, FRANCIS M.
WHITE, regular democrat, was two* thousand
ahead 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, Hon. JOHN II. 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 the 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
wen in good demand, and sales were made
of over 30,000 bushels. The prices-were
$1,00 for white winter [email protected] for No. 1
spring wheat, and [email protected])c. for No. 2 spring.
Corn wsSin good demand, and 40,000 bush
els sold at 62c. for No. 1 railroad corn, and
63c., for canal corn on board,
I I E & A O I N N I S
KED WING, MINN., AUG. 87, 1S59.
S3T AafcKVe.—C. II. Scrivcn, "8 Dearborn
street, Chicago is authorized to receive aJvor
tutcments »»r this payor.
IWMASTKHS. everywhere aroonr authorized
Agents. No paper mulled till tho subscription
pirce is remitted.
ZW~ We keep constantly on haiid, and print
to order, upon the most reasonable toimsj all
kind* oi HItmks.
of RhnVstjy.
S N A N 3 B. LOWiiY
of SSujvrnjt.
of Drown.
of llamsev.
of Crow Wing.
of Fillmore.
of Siblcv.
The Democrat.! of the several townships of
Goodhue county will moot in Convention, bv
their delegates', at the Court House iu Red Wing,
on Tuesday, the 13th day of September, 1«59.
at fine o'clock P. M., for "the purpose of placing
in nomination candidates tor the following
offices, to wit
A State Senator.
Four Representative^ to the State Legislature
A County Auditor.
A County Treasurer.
A County Surveyor.
E S"EN I N ET7rtBrWlB^"'"K*,i
Numbor of Delegates
Townships. entitled to]
Belle Creek
Brdvidere '.'...'..'.".
Cannon Falls .'".'......."...'" 4
Control Point
Cherry Grove ."!..'"!!!...'.'.'.'.'
Fosithcrstonc ........,.Z.
Florence .'.!.".*.'.!!!!!.'"".'"".".."".
Hay Crock
Holden .V.V.'.V.V.V.'.V.
Kcnyon "."!"'.""""
Leon ......!!!!"
Lillian J..... .....
Milton .' .'.'.'..'".'•.'. ."".*
Pine Island '."..".'.'.'".'."
Red Wing....
Koscoe ........'.".".'.'.'
Vaaa .'........".'.'.'.'.".!..
Wuoootu ".!!!!!.!..' 7
Wanumingo ....7.7.7...'.
Warsaw ............7.....
Zumbrota k".i.i.7...!!!!.7.7 1
.„. Dem. Cent. Coni.
Red Wmg, August 30,1859.
•"."'•. "'.•'.•«•••!im_ _ji W
I A I O A Bi)N!S AN ii
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 the interest and
principal of the State Rail Road Bonds, as
fast as the same shall become due. Two
minions «na a half ©f Bonds have boon is
sued to the confpanie*, and all work upon
the roads has been, for tho present, discon
tinued. No what the Stafe should "do
under these circumstances, is a matter ol
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 un this question, and yet
could pull together harmoniously as Repub-
licans. But the course of their leading par
jk]|^Plp*4*4ft*ed to that end ever since the
firstinception of the §5,000,000 Loan Bill,
has finally triumphed ovejrall 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 ,iho lands and
franchises are sold and taken1 possession of
by the State, and then they will do what
they think best.
The Times and other Republican papers
having succumbed to the Jfinneso'ian nud
its clique, and the Republican* having made
this practically repudiation policy a party
test, the Democratic paity 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 tho people te decide between them.
When the $5,' 00,000 loan was voted, it
was supposed that there would be no diffi-
culty in raising the money upon tho bonds
of the Legislature to provide for meeting
the principal and interest upon the bonds in
case of default by the Companies, themselves
by their oft repeated and persistent slanders
upon Minnesota and her rail road compa
nies, made them so.
In consequence of this fact, (the unsale
ability of the 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 good 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 wetlit good—so long as it is in its
There are other reasons besides the strict
juctice we owe to the Companies and the
bond and currency holders. Our future
welfare 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 not bound to, and will not pay before
the debt becomes due but we are bound to
provide 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 this
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
Companies will fail. In that case, the State
must necessarily pay the bonds in full, or
repudiate altogether. Even the Republi
cans deny that they mean to refuse to pay
altogther. 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 we
postpone we force the Companies to fail, and
will havo to pay every co«t of tho bonds
but if we provide for the interest and prin
cipal, at the next session, we make the
bonds good in the market we set the Rail
Roads on 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 but 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 byaoo 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
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 bad 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, were very much disappointed it
every respect.
CONSISTENT, VERT !—Gov. Ramsey, when
in Congress in 1846, voted ngainst a Home
stead Bill. Now, he works against the
at par. Aeting under this impression, thejDemocrats, because he says they defeated
Companies contracted for the construction of the (pretended) Homestead Bill last session.
'"t -'..'•'
eachroad was completed, on tho credit ofi We observe that one of the strongest
the bonds. The Companies" made large en-'points made against the Democrats of Min
gagements, in expectation of meeting them nesota, this (all, is the failure of. the Hbuie-
with, the bonds. Without tluir fault—%
the roads were graded sooner and better
than their contract called for—the bords
turned out to be totally unsaleable, and
these very men, now asking the support or
the people, taking advantage of the neglect
stead Bill in the last congress. The suf
ferings of the bottlers of Minnesota, in con
sequence of this failure, rr$ dwelt upon with
peculiar eloquence by the Republican ora
tors and newspapers. Words are hardly
suffl ient to express, their grief and heartYeK
sympathy with the poor pioneer, robbed ol
his home, and serfb with bis \A('a and chil
dren, destitute arid naked, to battle with a
cold and unchangeable world. And espe
cially they cannot too strongly condemn the
base inhumanity ami treachery^of the Demo
cratic leaders in defeating this bill.
The people pretty well understand how
Grow's Homestead Bill cameUo be defeated,
and that tho Iteyublicajs got ifctip merely for
buncomb at the last end of the session,
when congress was so much agitated ou.the
Cuba question and yie appropriation bills
that it could no* be discussed.
It wilLalso \rt borne ill mind that while
this measure was almost unanimously sup
ported by.the north, it was almost as unan
in\p\isly«^pppdsed by the south, this show-
ing that it was not so muck a political as a
tectyti/fp. issue. The Democrats of the
north supporting it is strongly as the Re
pdblicanss the Americans and others of the
pppsiitiSn in the south, opposing it in com
pany with the southeri Deinociats.
*The delegation from Minnesota presented
Again, the bonds have gone, many ofi i»J*^individed front fc favor of'th bill—
fought hard and veil for iNfthough the bill
itself was one in-, which %s Mignenotians
them, into third hands—have been deposit
ed under the State law as a basis for bank
ing—and $250,000 of currency issued upon *bey could have no particular interest and
them.. This currency with the bonds is
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.
which was purposely drawn in such a man
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 bven 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-bo 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. Ltmds from which- the speculators
have long since culled all choice and desira
ble portions—lands that there are no seilh rs
upon to be bjiwjftte,'—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 arc 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 whole 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 peypli. Gov. Ramsey
and suite are now traveling through south
ern Minaesota, 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
that the bill which would have fissured it to
them, free of charge, was defeated by the
Democratic party.
Let this question be put to them: Wheth
er that bill would have '.wen of any benefit
whatever to the Settlers of Minnessota.—
Let them be met with this provision, limiting
the homestead to settlers uporiylands sub
ject to private entry, and we'll be bound
they Mill drop it as suddenly, an««wat it
gingerly as they now do the yr.eai 'fr*itf.s,
by which they claimed the Governor was
cheated out of his seat before. In fact, that
they won't say anything more about it.
J. II. BAKiliS, AN E
The Pivne, 4" Democrat publishes evi-j
dence showing that the above gentleman—
the Republican candidate for Secretary of
State—while filling the same office in..Ohio,
conspired with certain others to swindle, and
did swindle that State njrt of $132,000.
The conclusions-*arnved a/-from the proof,
as published in th&^gjfihcerr will be found
on our first page.^ ..-*'
The Times, in answer to this^tatement 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
Timei)*vi\\\ publish facts implicating sundry
other parties—some of them now Minneso
tians—in the same fraud The Times rath
er put its loot in it that time. If it knows
all it pretends, it certainly is its duty to
publish it. Aud 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. BBISBIX 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 Wing 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. He says
I believed that a civil tear between the
North and South would ultimate in insur
rection, and that the Kansas troubles would
probably create a millitry 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
so keenly excited in behalf of poor Kansas
knew to wb. extent such scoundrels as
Kcdpath were responsible for the troubles
there, they would alwndon the Republican
party in disgust.-^-ilf .nchc.4,r (N. /?.) D.„
•-••~^-~'S'mEL13ft"Vs: RAMSEY.
Gen. Shields, during his long public ca
reer, has invariably manifested the' utmost
zeal in defending the interests of the" people
of the West. Whilo commissioner of tho
general land office, .during the administra
tion of Mr. Polk, in a lengthyreport to the
President, he urged upon Congress the jus
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 -46, by Mr. McClernard, to
reduce and graduate the price of the public
lands. The bill was supported by western
as a measure for the benefit of the
West. The speeches, as th«y appear in the
Congressional Qioie, show that the 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 the new States, 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, readei, 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. Ramsey 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
RAMSEY opposed and voted against such
legislation. The policy advocated by his
party at that time, was that the public
lands should become a somce 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 Ram ey voted directly against the in
terests of every citizen of the West.—Pio
neer and Democrat.
We find the following description of anew
invention, in the London (England) Morninq
The invention of the myria type of M.
Combarien has been submitted to the gov
ernment and accepted for inspection. The
marvelous invention b^ing 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 anlomony these character, by reason
of their extreme softness, wear out quickly,
and are, besides, very expensive. 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. Oomparicn. by
an ingeniously invented machine, produces
10,000 of these characters at "ne stroke.
Each letter is then divided by a mechanical
saw, which divides them with mathematical
regularity and precision. The consequence
of this invention will be—production in
creased nt. per cent. exactitude and rew
alarity, hitherto unattainable the use of har
der material, which will avoid the frequent
renewal of printer's materials reduction (by
one half) of the outlay and at length the
onelgreat object—an increase of printing,
and an enormous dimunition in the price of
books! Look now through the vista of ap
proaching years and behold the glorious^ re
sult. M. Combarien announces his infen
tions of producing characters in steel, the
durability of which will be beyond all calcu
The Wisconsin Democrat says
Gov. "Seymour has a good many friends in
this State, but they have made no effort in
his favor. The Douglas men will therefore
crus^h 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 Piesidentiai nom
ination from that Convention is much better
than that of Douglas. His position is that
of a compromise candidate, which, on ac
count of aUe implacable feuds between Bu
S. (^chanan and%)ouglas, Hunter and Wise, and
»»i Douglas an&4f>avis, will give Governor Sey
mour an increasing availability in the esti
mation of those who will control that Con
Cr.Assr.es FOB ARKANSA'S.—A story is told
of a Bostonian's first .appearance in polite
society in Arkansas. The company were
engaged in dancing, but the loveliest female
pres,snt,fwjeup1|d a chair at the window with
out ^partner. Stepping up to the lady with,
a palpitating he*^, his mind greatly excited*
by fear oC refusal, he exclaimed, 'Will you
do me tbe honor to grace me with your
company for the next set Her lustrous
eyes shone with unwonted brilliancy, her
parly teeth! fairly glistened in the flicker
ing candle light,mer snowji bosom rose and
fell with joyful rapture,'as'she replied, 'Yes,
siree' for 1 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. Jenning 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 E. 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 monoy 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 and giving the accused an
opportunity to explain. The affair created
much gossip here. The extent of the al
leged defalcation has not been ascertained.
O^jrFour hundred messages, forty-three
hundred and fifty -nine words, it is said, ware
received over the Atlantic Telegraph Cable,
before it stopped. n)
05"A Temperance paper is soon to be
started in Minneapolis. That will make the
fourlh paper published in that city.
In the late Coo^resjl&if'al s^dlState elec
tions in Kentucky, Tentiessepand Alabama,
the opposition propqunded&ihe query to
every democratic Candidate $ Congress in
those Statespas well ft* theft*-hominees for
Governor, if they would support Judge
Douglas for President if he was the nomi
nee of the Charleston Convention. All,
S'U-c one, answered that they 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 ayuded to {was' a
man in' Alabama by the name or Pugb, who,
by some strange freak, got the democratic
nomination for Congress. His speeches
proved him to be a fire 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, lie «aid that he' regaYded Douglas
as a corrupt man, and unworthy the sup
port of true patriots,- ho matter what plat
form he might run on, or what promises he
might make."
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 very 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 Herald 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
NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 20, 1859.—The
Americans have nominated J. E. Banligny
to Congress from this District.
The steamship Havana with advices from
San Francisco to 5 iust., via Tehuantepec
route, arrived below to-night.
The steamers John D. Stephens and Ori
ba which left San Francisco on the
5th for Panama took down over 2,000,000
in treasure and 1,000 passengers.
Business at San Francisco was dull and
prices had a downward tendency sugar was
selling at 10 to lOJ^c flour #9,00.
Horace Greeley who had arrived in Cali
fornia, was everywhere lionized. He esti
mates the nutfiber -of ..emigrant*:*'go]dg to
California overland a'. 30,' Of). t.•
MAN.VTJI.LAS. Aug. 17,1850.—Themaih
and passengers have been robled by Patri
cious. The mails were cut open six
from Tehuantepec.
Mirainou has dissolved his Cabinet. Mar
quizza had revolted agaUy^t, Miramon. but
the liberals' were besieging Marquiza in
The Archbishop of Mexico had excom
municated the liberal party.
Gen. Well had been defeated in Tamau
lipas, losing ail his artillery.
Gen. DeGaUadb had assumed the com
mand of the liberal array, and promises to
take the Capitol by October. He wants
$3,000,00 and 40,000 men.
The decree against the Church was being
The bonds of the matured debt had risen
10 per cent.
Bjou'din announces his next feat to be
the carrying a cooking stove on his back,
and to cbok omelettes when arrived on the
middle of the rope. This is to be on the
26th inst.
The Liverpool Times says a veiy remark
able circumstance is now exciting some at
tention in Germany, and will shortly excite
a still greater amount of interest in the
U. S. Kyery one knows the immense num
ber of "German emigrants who find their
Way co the Union, most of them, it is need
less to state, in a condition farremoved from
affluence, but however poor they may be
when they leave home, they generally re
turn to their native country in after years in
comfortable circumstances.
As their lot is cast among Republicans
and as they wish to have a voice in making
the laws which govern them, these German
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
refused, 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 Governments, who are made
je 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 they
will respect the rights of those Germanic
Americans 4vjio return from the far West
with a handsome amount with which to
pass the evening of their days in their na
tive country. It is .a remarkable fact that
thereJg no great-powerihStlie Srotld iarjth
so sifflui an anrty and navy as the United
States, and yet which makes itself more
feared and respected abroad. -:.,
cannot regulate their own affairs.
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 own
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
Giddings, who has given her: a splendid
gold medal one after Rev. Hon. Elijah
Champlain, who gavejier a deed of 50 acres
of land, and the other after James Johnson,
Esq., who gave her cow. Mr. Bradley
says it is profitable to have twins, as the
neighbors have clothed the others ever since
they were born. Mr. isajwpr, industri
ous laborer,.but says,he wall not part with
any of his children while he is able to work.
—Cor. 2jT.- 2Wfcn, -.
A writer in the Ns 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 ia 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 supmissiqn of "facte,
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 judgesdirect 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
trie State.
RpuMir.in 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 third Monday in Septem
ber. The complainants are fitly prepared,
and their dispositions are as strong as could
possibly be desired. Two of the Govern
ment .Commisseoners have been examined,
and their depositions are .much strong^
against the bridge than in their report.
Ths defendants tried to shake their testi
mony by that of Your railroad' engineers
put they signally failed. The only oue of
them who made any correct measurement
of the current, admited, on cross examina
tion, that the angle of the'long pier was 23
degrees, while the Commissioners made it
22)£ degrees.
A MAN named WICKLIFFE was convicted
List week, ia Greenville, S. C, of slandering
a handsome young wom'ari, and fined 1
thousand dollars for his impertinence. It
appears that the plaintiff was engaged to be
married to the son of a neighbor. The de
fendan was a neighbor, and regarded as a
friend to the father of trie ypqiig man, told
the fether that the girl to whom his son was
engaged waSfnofevirtuous, and that he felt it
jhis duty as a neighbor and a frisnd tell
jhim so. This information caused the~match
to be broken off, whereupon the plaintiff
brought her action.
M. Blondin, in crossing! The editor of the Warrenton W
THE iasTfeat us oiomun in crossing nicwiLuryiiu arreme 'ni-j, wri
the Falls ofwfiagara. on a rope, with a mani'ing
on his back, surpasses, we believe, everything "A fQW days couple ofSoothtrn gan
of the kind on record. The daring gymnast tlemen here, nch planters from Red River
performed the hazardous feat on Wednesday lplay«3 seven games fold sledge for §5 000
last, in the presence of, it is said, from
about 15,00-to 2!',tO spectators. $35,009 were lost, .tnd the money paid'
The person who ventured on Mr. Bion- I hear, in a check on the Bank of Louisiana
din's back was his own agent, Mr. Colcard,
whose weight is 143 lbs. The time occu
pied in crossing wa* 36 minutes.
$*• ^^t
L. *^™^mmmmmmstr~
B»m.—On the
2d inst., Mrs. Timothy bradley, living at
Johnson, Trumbull county, 0., gave bsrthttr
eigfit ctuldrenf-three* boys and five gfrfe.X
We^aVe'all fivirfg and nWthy/.tiaFqWS
Small.' Mr: B.'s family is'increasing fast.—
He was married six' years ago to Eunice
Mowery, who weighed 87 0 'pounds on the
day of their marriage.- She has given birth
to- twopair of twins, atid now leight -more,!
making twelve children in six years It
seems strange, but nevertheless is trnef
Mrs. B. was one of three,-her mother and
father-both being twins, and her/graodmoth
er and mother of five ipair of twins. Mrs.
B. has named her toys after noted and dis
tinguished men. One after Hon. Joshua
Red Sweet!(Va.) Springs savs:
game, and the w-inner^too'k every "ame
Miss HELEN M. DRESSER, a girl of 16
years, addressed the people of Saccarappa,
Me., a few days since with great acjpectance.
She went with her parents from that village
to Salt Lake City, and remained among
the Mormons three years, when she con
trived to escape Her lectinc is. represented
to have been very Interesting and quite
Two Indians were recently arrested at
Yreka,, California, for attempting an out
rage on Miss McEwen. A party of men
released them from jail an conducted them
to the outskirts of the village, jwhere a vol
ley of bullets was fired upon 'them. 'Ohe
fell dead on the spot. The other .ran off,
mortally .wounded, and his body was found
it & a
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 September.—Mil
waukti epapsr.
The above is a pretty cool- paragraph,
from a city where the climate is so change
able that stoves are in use all sftmnCr, and
farmers never go out, haying without taking
their oyer coats for. fear of "a breeze from
the Lake."—Pioneer and Democrat
Aug. 11.—The steamer Arabia's mails
arrived here this evening. 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 Lecompte, won the Furserp Stake also,
on Friday.
W E A W 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 wo know, is saying''*
deal, but "truth is, mighty and will prevail,"
And it is not only
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 moat extravagant
expectation.—Uhaffield Democrat
ON the 17th, M. BLONDIN crossed the
Niagara river, on his rope, with a man
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. ..
E Chicago Timtfe ,BayV.~" I VE S
MAJORITY Every Democrat from Roek
tow»}to Cairo will stand pledged to, redeem
this 'promise./'
It will be seen that these Louisiana Dem
ocrats adhere 'ito the doctrine of popular
sovereignty, and most significantly repudiate
the heresy that the people of the territories] to seven inches per mile. A man six feet
cannot be seen ten miles.
O^TThe curvature oi the earth amount^

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