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Washington, March 10.
The Senate to-day confirmed the
nomination of Murrav -AVhalon, -? as
Collector of Erie, Pa.;" J. S.M. Van
Cleve as District Attorney for Wash
ington Tenitory,and Andrew J. Thayer
as District Attorney for Oregon. y
Judge Holt has not to-day resigned
the office of Commissioner of Patents'.
Had he done so while the Senate was
in session, there would have been a
legal necessity for the immediate ap
pointment of hi successor, for which
the President is not yet prepared.
The Tribune correspondence says
the vacant offiee of Commissioner of
T . . . ... i. II Tt t.
Hitmsnris oeen ouertu iu jir. imbues,
ex-member of Congress from Indiana,!
and-that Gov. Denver, Commissioner
of Indian Affairs, has resigned, and j
-will return -to California. Col. Mix, j
Chief Clerk of the Indian Department j
is spoken of as his successor. :. !
The Herald correspondence says the
Senate yesterday confirmed the t'ollow-
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ing njjjjuuuiuvrms. . .i-M.nin.-jr uiivi
A. T. ltoberts, residing in China, Com
missioners mider" the China treaty, to
settle claims; Mr.'McDuffy, of Califor
c :.. ..r T,r,.,n AO;...
Washington, March 11.
Hon. R. A. Gillett long connected
with the Law Department of the gov
ernment; has published an argnment to
show that the revenue of the Postofliee
establishment can be applied after June
next, to pay for transporting the mails
and other expenses of the Department,
notwithstanding the failure of the Post
rffirA flnni-nnrintinn bill. . '
- Washington, March 11.
Gen. Denver proposes to return to
California by the next Steamer, and
this involves his recognization as Com
missioner of Indian Affairs.
' The Supreme Court to-day announced
opinions in 17 cases, but did not deliv
er the opinions of time. The Court
then adjourned to December next, hav
ing cleared less than halt the calendar.
The trial of Hon. Daniel E. Sickles
will not probably take place till week
after next. The Grand Jury not being
inclined to give his case precedence
The statement made up at the Treas
ury Department, shows that the circu
lation of the banks throughout the
country in 1850, was $215,000,000 ; in
1857, $150,000,000, and in 1858, 193,
000,000 and a third. ' J
The remains of the late P. M. Gene-
i tv , v
mi nnc st. i it iu a vim., iiiu uikiiiuuii.
in charge of Jstiuce Catron and Sena
tor Johnson, and Col. Savage, of that
State. The offer of the Adams Ex
Ttrpss Cnmnnnv having bpn accented.
I - - l J CJ 1
In Xew Hampshire the Republicans
have made a clean sweep, carrviug both
branches of the Legislature by hand
some majorities, and . electing 1 hree
Republican Members ot Congress.
Bath, Maine, has gone Republican.
In the State of New York, the Char
ter and Township Elections show large
Later returns foot up as follows upon
Supervisors: 'Republican, 480 ; Amer
ican, 23; Democrat, 204. lhe table
in 1858 stood thus, in the same towns :
Republicans, 455 ; Americans, 5 ; Dem
ocrats, 212 It will be seen that while
both of the other parties have lost, the
Republicans nave gained.
The Republicans have carried Roch
ester, Oswego, Rome, Auburn, Syra
euse, Poughkeepsie, Palmvra and Lv
ons. The democrats have carried
In Galena, 111., the Republicans have
tarried the Municipal Elections for the
The election under the new city char
ter in Marshall, resulted in the triumph
of the republicans by majorities rang"
in? from 33 to 150. ' Five of the six
Aldermen elected are republicans.
Charles P. Dibble, (Rep.) is elected
Mayor by 33 majority.
In Lapeer, a Union ticket was elec
ted for corporation officers, no politics
entering into the isttne. ' .
. St. Johns, as usual democrotic. '
. ' In tast baginaw the Democrats have
elected their charter officers, headed by
v . Lu r. lAiue ior Aiayor, as tney nave
done for some time past.-
.In Coldwater the Republicans made
a clean sweep by a majority of 211 !
And this, too, when two other tickets
were in the field opposed to them.
In Ionia, no. party lines were drawn,
and a union ticket was elected. '
. In Lyons, Ionia county, the same
'thing is true, a Union ticket being
English Fears of the French Army and
' Nary. ' ' . .
At a public dinner in London the day
qefore the Jura sailed, Admiral Napier
and Gen. Thompson were called out in
response to the toast of "The Army
and Navy:" The gallant General did
not believe that we were at this moment
fn a state of safety. He advised that
,'a good look-out be kept, least any slip-
r pery tarn should be played us. bir
Charles Xapicr also took a gloomy view
of things. The French, he said, pos
sessed 180 steam '"vessels' in their com
mercial marine, and at least 150 steam
ers iu their navy. . 'England, it was
true, possessed many more than this;
bnt what was there to prevent the Em
peror of the French from laying an
embargo on all the vessels in his ports,
Using them as transports for his his
troops, and in a fortnight from such a
time all his fleet might anchor in the
Portland Roads. It was very well for
rjeople to say such things could not be
done, but he was a warrior whose life
had been passed in conflicts," and he
Xuew what could be done, and he was
Sure the country was not at present
secure, as regarded the national defen
ses, from an invasion. The Emperor
of the French had twenty sail of the
line which he could man, while England
had 'only five sail of the line, at Cork.
Thfc, he thought, was not a safe state
for this country to be in. 1
Appointments by thk Governor.
John Clark of St Clair, Alexander,
H. Morrison of Berrien, and Rufus
Hosrner, of Ingham, to locate the county
seat t)f Huron county. laming Jic
publican. , , ' ' : '
THE CASS COUNTY REPUBLICAN.
W. II. .CAMPBELL, Editor 4 Proprietor
OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE COUNTY.
Thnndar Morning, March 17, 1859
For Chief Justice of the Supreme Court;
GEORGE MARL TIN,
. .-.v - OP KENT. - -
The Republicans of Wayne will meet at the resi
lience of A. T. Hatch, on TUESDAY, March 29th,
18.19, for' the purpose of ; nominating township
officers. ! ' J ' , - i -
! ; By order of the Town Committee.
Wayne, March 10th, 2859. y ,
The Republicans of Silver Creek Township, will
meet at the hotel of X. Bock, in said Township, on
SATURDAY, April 2d, at o'clock P. JL, to no
minate township officers. . , .
N. B. HOLLISTER,
Silver Creek, March 3d, 1859. .
: , Republican Cancns
The Republican electors ; of the township of
Porter, are requested to meet at the residence of
M. L. DANIELS, in said township, on SATUR
DAY, March 26th, 1359, at 2 o'clock P.M., to nomi
nate suitable persons for township officers.
' ' By order of the Committee. .
rtcr. March 15th, 1859. :
Republican Cancns. "
The Republican electors of Pokagon township
are requested to meet at L. GIFFORD'S HOTEL,
Pokagon Side Track, on Thursday,' March 2ith,
1859, at 2 o'clock P. M., to nominate suitable
persons for township officers. ' '
.- . By order of the Committee.
Pokagon, March 17th, 1859.
What are we Doing?
Just abouthere, nothing is being done,
says the Coldwater Republican, to se
cure the re-election ' of Hon. George
Martin to the head of the Supreme
Bench, and we may add that such is
the fact in this County. It would seem
that no general knowledge exists, that
the 'first Monday in April is to bring
with it, any more importance than
attends the election of township officers
for a year. Republicans should wake
up to the fact that the most important
judicial officer in the State is to be elee
ted, and that the welfare and enforce
ment of Republican principles depends
more upon a pure and able Judiciary,
than upon any one other function of
the State Government. -We. have a
bench now, which is a source and object
of just pride to us. It is a body of
wise, harmonious, clear headed, indus
trious men, of pure character, and of
honest hearts. . Our opponents would
take the head of this bench, and in its
stead, place a weak and incongruous
one of their own choosing, in order if
possible to embarrass the consultations,
and to hinder the action, and destroy
the utility of this whole branch of
government. It is our duty, Republi
cans, who put these officers in power,
who placed upon them the responsibili
ties of which they have so far, well
acquitted themselves, to enable them to
preserve their usefulness, by keeping
them together. Their usefulness in
creases the longer they are kept togeth
er, and well as the people are now
satisfied with them, another constitu
tional term will add to their efficacy;
will increase their legal experience, and
make them still more worthy of praise
and ot confidence. ,
A pure Judiciary is no light benefit,
to be trifled away by neglect of a day's
labor. Once lost it may never be re
gained, and while in possession,' like
the common light, air and water, it ex
cites no remark being gone, its loss
would become the subject of hourly
notice, and of bitter and unavailing
regret. . . .
The republican organization iuMichi
gan is good probably never better
than in November last still, machinery
need watching, and some slight repairs,
to keep it in runnig order. It is high
time now, to see that everything is in
readiness, and every man at his post.
Of course nobody expects meetings,
speeehes or parades. Djetail work is
all that can be made useful, but that
should be bestowed promptly, or our
enemies will . triumph, and we shall be
sorry for it.
What it will Decide. -
The election soon to take ' place in
this State will decide whether the
people of Michigan approve orcondemn
the veto of. the St. Clair Flats appro-
priation, the Homestead J3ill, and the
Agricultural College Bill. '.If our
citizens are opposed to all these meas
ures they will vote for Felch, who was
nominated by a Buchanan Convention,
and placed upon (a Buchanan platform.
If not, they will vote for Judge Martin.
Errk The late charter election in
Dowagiac resulted in the election of
the Democratic ticket. - . .
Ve copy the above from the Cassa-
polis National Democrat, merely to
show our readers ' how ranch depend
ence there is to, be placed upon any
statement that may emanate from ihat
heet. The only word of truth in the
above paragraph is, that Joel IL
Smith was elected," and we must; be
lieve that when the editor penned the
lines he knew they were false, but such
is the mode adopted by democratic edi
tors throughout the country to get up
a BttTe enthusiasm. : .
School District Libraries.
We presume that most of our readers
are aware that &ti act was passed at
the late session of the Legislature
authorizing the legal voters of the
several townships in this State, to
decide by ballot, at the en suing election",
whether the present Township Library
system shall remain ro force, or whether
they will change it to School District
Libraries. For this purpose a separate
box ' is : to. be provided. arid . those in
favor, of continuing the Township Li
brary system can. vote on the 4th of
April for "Township Library," and
those : in favor of a change, for Dis
trict Libraries." 'L . ' : I
From the provisions of the law follow
ing, which we copy from the Detroit
Advertiser, our readers can see how
they can make the change if they de
sire it, and also that they can decide
by vote whether $25 or $50 shall be
annually , taken from the two mill tax
for library purposes, or whether none
shall be thus appropriated.
In case a majority of the electors
vote' for the latter the township Inspec
tors are required at their next meeting
thereafter, to divide the Township Li
braries equally' amongst the districts,
in proportion to the number of scholars
and deliver them to the several Dis
trict Boards, who shall be held accoun
table for the same, appoint a, Librarian
and ' determine the place where they
shall be kept, when the District School
House may not be secure. , The Libra
ry monev belonging to such townshiD
shall also be divided in the same manner
as the books. .'
It is made the duty of the State
Board . of Education to contract with
the lowest bidder for suitable books for
such libraries, un sectarian in character,
a list of which the Superintendent of
Public Instruction shall furnish to the
Director of each school district and
each township Clerk previous, to the
first of January of each year, from
which the District Board or Township
Board of Inspectors may select books
to the amount desired by the district
or township. 1 he contractors lor lurn
ishing such books shall cause, such as
may be selected, to be forwarded to
such points on any main thoroughfares
as the District or Township Boards
may direct '
Besides the vote by ballot to decide
upon the continuance of the present
library system, the Primary bchool law,
section 107, was so amended as to re
quire the Supervisors of the several
townships to assess a tax of two mills
upon the valuation of the taxable
property of the same; and the qualified
electors thereof are to decide by a viva
voce vote, or in such manner as the
meeting may determine, xchat jyropor-
tion of this two mill tax shall be appro
priated to the purchase of books for
the To wnship or District Libraries, and
the remainder of said tax is to belong
to the district in which it was raised
for the support of schools therein. The
proportion of the two mill tax thus
voted for library purposes, is to be in
lieu of the twenty-Jive dollars heretofore
annually made to township libraries,
which is annulled.
More Pko-Slaveuy Movements.
The . emmissaries of the Pro-Slavery
propaganda, have begun operations in
New Mexico. The territorial legisla
ture of this budding Slave State has
passed, with but one opposing vote, a
bill protecting slavery there and pro
hibiting emancipation. This is the sec
tion where we were told it would be
impossible for slavery to exist, and that
hence the effort made to extend the
Wilmot Proviso over at the time of its
organization, was futile and imperti
nent. The result shows who was right:
Slavery will probably secure a firm hold
upon Ne wMexico. We shall next hear
of the Propoganda in Arizona. . ,
2dT Eight new Senators took their
seats in the Senate of the United States
at the commencement of the extra ses
sion on Friday week, to wit: Rhoe
Island, Henry B. Anthony, v. Philip
Allen ; Delaware, William Laultsbury,
v. Martin W. Bates -. Michigan, Kins
ley S. Bingham, v, Charles E. Stuart ;
Iowa, James W. Grimes, v. Geo. W.
JftnPO "MVu'tti P!irnlin Tlinmia Itrarrn1
v. David S. Reid ; Kentucky, Lazarus
W. Powell, v. J. B. Thompson ; Tenn.
A. O. P. Nicholson, v. John Bell ; Tex
as, J. W. Hemphill, v. Sam. Houston.
Ten of the old members have been re
elected, and there will be three vacan-cies-one
in New Jersey, one in Min
nesota, and one in Oregon."
ClfThe landless citizens of Michi
gan should remember' that Ex-Gov.
Felch, the present Democratic nominee
for Supreme Judge, when he was in
the IT: S. Senate, was a bitter opponent
of the Homestead Law which has again
been killed by a Democratic Congress.
Friends of Free Homes for.All pin this
scrape - in your - hat and see to It that
the name of George Martin is inscribed
on 'your ballot for Chief Justice when
you deposit' your vote at the Judicial
Election on Monday, the. 4th day of
April.-..., . . - ' - ' '
5F Robert McLane, who is to go
out Minister to Mexico, is son to Louis
McLane,1 of Delaware, who was Secre
tary of State under General Jackson,
succeeding Edward Livingston to that
office, i lie was a prominent member
of Congress, representing the Baltimore
District of Maryland dnring the Polk
Administration, and was subsequently
American Minister to China. In the
Cincinnati Convention he supported
Gen. Pierce, which acecwints for the
appointment.; ' ' , lv ' ' -v ; . '
Death of A. V. Drown, Postmaster Gen
Aaron Vaif Brown, Postmaster Gen
eral of the United 'States, died at his
residence in Washington, on Wednes
day morning last, about half past nine
o'clock. His disease was Dneumonia.
..Mr. Brown was born in Brunswick-
county, Virginia, August 15th, 1795;
graduated at Chapel Hill, in North
Carolina,, in 1914; .removed with ? his
parents to Giles j county Tennessee, jn
1815, and commenced the study of law
with Judge Trimble' in the same year,
at Nashville; soon afterward formed a
partnership with James K. Polk, which
was continued until the election of , the
latter to Congress ; was in the Tennes
see Legislature from 1821 to 1832; and
from the latter year to 1839, when he
also was elected to Congress, devoted
himself wholly and with . considerable
success to the practice of his ; profes
sion ; served in Congress until 1845,
when he was chosen Governor of the
State of . his adoption. After the expi
ration of his gubernatorial term, Mr.
Brown measurably retired from public
life ; in 1850, however, he was a dele
gate to a Southern Commercial Con
vention at Nashville, "where he submit
ted an elaborate report' which was
known as the Tennessee platform. He
was also in the Baltimore Convention
of 1852, which nominated Franklin
Pierce, and . reported, the , platform
which was adopted on that occasion.
He filled no public station thereafter
until the election of Buchanan, whom
he -warmly supported, when he was
called to a place in the Cabinet
5d On the 27th of April next Mrs.
Hartung is to be hung, in Albany, for
the murder of her husband. This
public execution of a woman for . any
crime is a horrible spectacle, and it
ought of itself to be a source of thank
fulness and gratitude that no such ex
hibitions can be had in our State. If
anybody is to be hung for murder, we
suppose there is no good reason why
women should be made an exception.
But that it is sometimes necessary to
hang women, is a good reason why
nobody should be hung, unless there
should be better evidence than we have
ever seen that hanging prevents mur
der. She was sentenced on Wednes
day week, and strenuously denied that
she was guilty of the crime for which
she had been sentenced to death.
ESiT The great Brooklyn Navy Yard
fraud Investigating Committee have
made their report, and it appears at
length in the New York Tribune of
Friday. It discloses some most stu
pendous corruptions, and implicates
the President of the United States,
James Buchanan himself, the great
embodiment of the Democratic party
of this Union the man who was so
cordially and affectionately endorsed
by the late Democratic Slate Judicial
Convention. This model Democrat is
proved before a committee of Congress
to have recommended that the United
States Treasury should pay $4,000 to a
firm of , machinists in Philadelphia as
the consideration for employing 450
menJo vote for the re-election of Col.
T. B. Florence to Congress.
Oppeessixg the Poor. The New
York'. Tribune of Saturday gives an
account of an interview of one , of its
reporters had just had . with a poor
woman who was making cloth caps,
such as are sold by our hatters, at two
cents apiece ! This was the utmost her
grasping employer would give her, and
she could barely earn ten' shillings a
week. Upon this miserable pittance
she was compelled to support herself
and a family of two children!
A Florida paper says that a
new party is being organized down in
the Florida Swamps to be styled "The
Sons of the Soil." One of the objects
is said to be to proscribe citizens of
Northern birth. Exchange. ,
; And Florida has a Representative in
Congress on 10,000 votes,-while in the
free States it requires over 30,000 votes
for a Representative. .But these south
ern fellows are intense "democrats,!1
and talk loudly .; about "northern ag
gressions," and the abused " rights of
the South!" ' ' ; ' '; - ; ' '
Judge Betts, of the United
States Circuit Court, Philadelphia, has
decided that the newspaper reporters
ought to be, if they were not, exempt
from ' jury ', duty.' The ' name of a Mr.
Graham, an attache of one of the news
papers, being called for the petit jury,
he begged to be excused, and on appeal
to the Court the excuse was admitted.
. Mrs. ' Sickles has returned to New
York and will reside in a house at
Bloomingdale,' the use of which is
granted to her by Mr. Sickels as long
as she remains under the protection, of
her father. Her little daughter will, for
the present, remain with her. ". '. : n t
C5f" Republicans of Portrr km p
call fd - a Republican caucus in this is
sue, and be sure and attend.' : j -.
SEHon. Henry Waldron will please
acept our thanks for Qotrgressional fa
vors, ; ... y . v -'; v ' -:; ;
. News and Other Paragraphs.
vKate Hayes, or Mrs. Bushncll, is now
giving concerts in London.
Green peas from Florida have been
eaten in New York the first taste of
Springy . - '
vMr. Wm. Smith O'Brien , dined , in
Washington, recently, with Mr. Alex.
II. Stephens of Georgia,
'T TnE Mexican Missioir,-j-It is stated
that this Mission was offered to j Gen.
Sam Houston, but declined by him.
; Hon. Henry S. Geyer, who succeeded
Col. Benton in the U. S.: Senate,1 died
at St. Louis on the 5th.
. Minnesota has 25,000 more men than
women. Sad to think of, with Gov.
Slade dead, and Mrs. Farmham where?
The citizens of Jackson county have
subscribed the handsome sum of $318
to purchase Mount Vernon.
A Canadian paper says among other
expediencies to be resorted to by the
Ministry, is one to reimpose postage on
The Rev. Dr. Bacon was presented
a purse of gold amounting to $717 at a
party in his church on Monday evening
of last week.
Gov. Banks has received a splendid,
gold watch as a present from the work
men in the Waltham watch manufacto-
T.. .'. ; '. . ; : -..
The bill for a constitutional conven
tion in Kansas, was approved bj Gov.
Medary, -of which there was at first
There is a conspiracy in New York
toboro William Smith O'Brien, the
distinguished Irishman, with a public
The Universalists have 150 societies
in Massachusetts, and it is calculated
that 150,000 persons sympathize with
their religious views.
The dowry granted by the Sardinian
Chamber of Deputies to the Princess
Clotilde was $100,030. There was on
ly one dissenting vote. ' .
The net proceeds of Mr. Everett's
Address on Washington, in New York
last Friday, amounted $1400 the larg
est sum ever yet received at its dclive-
ry :::V ": ;
William Gordon was arrested in New
York, on Tuesday last, for the alleged
murder of John Humphrey, in Connec
ticut, two years ago.
Col. Prince has introdubed a bill in
the Canadian Legislature, making the
carrying of deadly weapons upon the
person a penal offense.
.We learn from the Lexington Intel
ligencer, that a young man named
Mathews was shot last week at Lake
Port, St. Clair county, by the acciden
tal discharge of a gun.
Two ' men, Fleming and O'Leary,
were. hanged in Toronto, at the same
time, on the 4th inst., for murder. They
both confessed themselves guilty of the
crime for which they suffered. : -
In Indianapolis, a few days since, a
little girl took a dose of laudanum
which nearly killed her. She gave as
a reason that she wished to go to heav
en to her little brother.
The object of Mr. Cobden's visit to
this couutry, is said to be to look into
'the affairs of the Illinois, Central Hail
road, in which he is a large stockhold
er.' : y' ' : . '.. ')
San Francisco has, every Sunday
night, English, French and German
theatres in full blast. ' Probably no
other city in the world of 70,000 popn
lation conld say as much.
John La Mountain is having linen
cord made at Troy for a balloon with
which he intends to go to Europe next
summer. The balloon is to be made at
Lancaster, Pa. 1
George M.' Dallas is proposed as the
next Democratic candidate forf the
Presidency by the "Mobile Register.
The Augusta Co.nstitutionalist'm dorses
the idea, and the Charleston . Courier
copies the article. .-
- A man in Massachusetts led a bloom
ing bride to the alter on the 9th ult.,
became a father on the 10th, aud ad
vertised his wife on the 14th, i caution
ing all persons against trusting her on
his account. ' ' y
A suit is now on trial in New - York,
brought 'by; one R. G. Scillis against
George Crouse, hotb ' of th at city, to
receive a commission of -$1,000 which
said Crouse agreed to pay him for pro
curing him a wife.. '. Crouse got the wife
and then refused to pay the commission.
There is great ease now in the New
York Money Market. ; There has been
an increase of nearly $2,000,000 in the
specie reserve, and bank officers exhib
it more eagerness to lend. , : .'. "
: .The foreign tracie of the past week,
at the port of New York, .was as large
and active in the business of importa
tion, and also in remittances to Eu
rbpeI't';:,;"'J'':i..'.L ' 't'J.'.'J '
.'A correspondent of the Concord N.
1L," Patriot is informed by a correspond
ent that a notorious burglar, Wm. War-
burton, better known as " Bristol Bill,"
escaped from the State Prison at Wind:
sor, Va on the; 1st, bnt was pursued
by the officers, who, on his resisting and
firing attherh, fired in return, and k$ed;
iitcal ojj I)? spot; - ; . ry - y
From New York.
X . New Yokk, March 12.
A despatch from New Orleans, gives
additional new from Mexico by the
Quaker City. The Liberals were con
centrating for the long promised attack
upon the capitol, hile Miramon . was
hastening towards Vera Cruz, all the
troops from 'the other ports down the
coast, and it was feared the conserva
tives would seize the occasion to exact
forced loans at such unprotected ports,
f 7 GenAmpudia had declared for the
Constitution, changing over to the
Liberal cause his force of 5000.
vThc garrison ' at Tampico had made
an attempt to pronounce for Miramon,
but it ' was promptly suppressed by
. A despatch to the daily Times says
that Com. Stewart sent a letter to the
President developing a new chapter in
the secret history of the country. The
letter asserts that the gun boat navy of
President Jefferson, which was osten
sibly built for the protection of our sea
coast was really intended for the seiz
ure of Cuba. 180 of these boats were
sent southward on that special service,
when the threatening condition of our
relations with England, rendered the
postponement of the project necessary.
The steamship City of Baltimore
sailed at noon for Liverpool, with 140
passengers and $175,000 in specie.
Where the Honor Belongs.
The honor of having defeated the
administration iu its attempt to double
the postage on letters belongs to the
Republican members of Congress. But
for the manly firmness with which they
resisted the attempt to' increase the
revenue of the government by taxing
the people of this and other Northern
States, they! would now be compelled
to pay five cents instead of throe for
every letter sent under three thousand
miles, and ten cents instead of five for
all over that distance. The whole
effort ot the administration has been to
impose new burdens upon the people
of the North, for the benefit either of
of the party generally or the slave aris
tocracy of the South; while such meas
ures as encouragement to agriculture,
a homestead bill, and improvements of
our rivers and narbors, nave an Deen
indignantly defeated by the exercise of
the veto power, or the casting vote of
the Vice President! Detroit Ado.
. From the Baltimore Exchange, March 4.
Capture of a Slaver 850 Negroes on
Board Suicide of the Captain.
Captain Kirch ; of the : brig Fr&ncis
Jane, from Mayaguez, and Captain
Staples of the schooner Mohawk, from
Ponce, P. R., report that a Spanish
bark from the coast of Africa, with 850
negroes on board, while attempting to
effect a landing, had gone ashore, about
the Cth ult, on a reef on the east end
of the island, and went to pieces, and
it was reported that the Captain of the
slaver had committed suicide. The
authorities immediately despatched a
government steamer to her, but she had
not returned at the time of the depar
ture of the above vessels.
Diamonds. "Jenkins" writes from
Washington, that a Mrs. P , of
New York, the wife' of a linseed oil
manufacturer, wore to the Napier ball,
diamonds valued at $100,000, and lace
worth $11,000. Her heavy tiara and
necklace were wholly composed of dia
monds, and her breast-plate was of
diamond leaves. She stood "knee
deep" Jenkins' elegant expression
in old chench lace, an Italian fabric of
exceeding delicacy, the seeretof the
manufacture of which has long been
lost It fell over blue silk from her
knees to her feet, and also in graceful
folds over her bosom. The lady sat
during the whole evening by a window
opening from a side room into the
dancing halls, in a position where the
light could fall favorably upon her opu
lence. But she did not dare to enter
the crowd, for fear that the lace might
be injured, or the diamonds ravished
from her person. . . .
A Man Killed by a Wolf. Mr.
King, who carries the mail on the route
from Port Sanilac to this place, vouches
for the following: A few days since,
a man, while chopping in the woods
some six miles - wrest of Lexington,
Sanilac county, near his own dwelling,
was attacked by a ferocious wolf, which,
at the first signal, grasped 'his victim
by the throat. The wife, standing in
the door of the house, saw the position
of her husband, and. running n: spizpd
his axe, and with one blow upon - the
back of the wolf, so disabled him as to
make him release his hold. A "few
more blows" finished him entirely, but
not until the wolf had succeeded in
cutting the throat of her husband, so
that he expired almost immediately.
CST" Piccolomiui was kissed in Cin
cinnati the other day, by a young man
who mistook her - for a sister he had
gone to the hotel to meet after a two
years absence. He apologized after
the mistake was discovered, and offered
to give them all back if nothing else
would satisfy the little queen of song.
But she declared it did not hurt her,
and that the operation was not "vat
yon say eet is dees-a-gra-bie." So the
matter ended.! ; , . -r, '
" 2The Jackson Patriot, bfirl tho
honesty to declare itself very decidedly
in favor of a resristrv law: before thp
Free Press and the leaders of the slave
Democracy j in the State took ground
against . it ' But unon crettin?? its mt
from head quarters, it turned a sudden
somersault, .and is now one of its bit
terest opponents. This' is
Locofooo consistency and honesty. It
has had the courage", however, to pub
lish, this, law. which ia mm-P thn t,a
Free Press dare to do. 2e. Adv.
Another Tragedy. At . Batavia
N. Y., on Thursday last, David Carry
shot. John Foster for'snstaining adul-
xerous relations with his wife. Foster
died in a few hoW So much, for
Congressional example, !
The Rcnaln. of Ira i. Th ursto- F a4.
" V - Adrian, Mich., March 8.
The remains of Ira J. Thurston the
Sonant, who met eath by h'S un
Fortunate; ascension from i this crty, on
the 16th -of September last, were ac
cidentally founl on Sunday evening
layabout 10 miles northwest from
Toledoand about 10 miles from the
nlace ot his second ascent, lhe re
were brought to thU C.ty and
Worms! , Worms I ;
t-Variohs stories' have been star
tedTelative to the origin ,of intestinal
worms, and yet thc.question is.still a
vexed, one - aiong medical authorities.
Of one fact, however, all are informed,
and in which all agree the fatal nature
of the influence they exert on children.
At this season of the year, the attacks
of worms are most frequent as well as
most dangerous. 'We take great pleas
ure in directing the attention of parent
to the Vermifuge- of Dr. M'Lane, pre
pared by Fleming Bros., Pittsburgh,
ft is one of the most extraordinary
medicines ever introduced to the public,
and has never failed of success when
rPurchasers will be careful to
ask for Dr. McLanis celebrated Ver
mifuge, manufactured by Fleming
Bros., of Pittsburgh, Pa. All other
Vermifuges in comparison are worth
less. Dr. McLane's genuine Vermi
fuge, also his celebrated Liver Pills can
now be . had at all respectable drug
stores. None genuine without tte sig
natureof 11 FLEMING BROS.
Keif" Hostelter's celebrated Stomach
Bitters, for Jaundice, Dyspepsia,' Ner
vous or Chronic Debility are .very
pleasant in taste and smell, and can bo
taken under any circumstances. . In
cases of Dyspepsia it acts like magic,
strengthening the tone of the stomach,
stimulating- the digestive powers, and
giving ruddy health to 'the cheek, and
brightness to the eye. In all "cases of
diseases of the stomach, whether acute
or chronic, it may be recommended for
its soothing, cordial and renovating in
fluence. Dyspepsia, heartburn, loss of
appetite, nausea, nervous tremors, re
laxation, debility, fcc, are relieved by
the Bitters in a very short space of
time, and a perseverance in . their use
never fails to work a thorough cure.
Kept' at allthe popular ' saloons, and
principal drug stores.
' In Volinia, on the 10th tilt, by P. B. Wbitc.
E(q., at the residence of the bride'a father, Mr.
NEWTOX EATON, to Miss MALISSIE HUFF,
both of Voliuia.
Dowagiac Prices Current.
REprBLicAW OmcK, I
... March 17, 1650. J
Flock Best qualit j, ffi.OO $7.00 per LbL
Wheat $1.20 $1.25 per bushel.
Cottx-65c. 6Sc. per. busheL
Oats 50c. c. per busheL ; '
Potatoes 45c 50c. per bushel. -
Bbaxs $1.00c.1.12a' per busheL. J
Hams 11c. 12c. per pound. :.;
Butter 18c. 20c. per pound.
. Cheese 12c. 13c per pound.
Lard 9c. 10c per pound. . : 4
'hicke.3 Dkksseu 0c per lb. -
Tcrkets 7c. 8c. per lb.
Hides green, 6c 7c per lb.
Hides drj, 15c 14c. per lb. ,
Pelts $100 each. '. .:"
Apples Dried, 12c 13c per lb.
, Eccs 10c per dozen. . " ,
Salt fine, $2.25 per bbL; coarse, $2.50; 25c.
per sack. ,
Tijiotht Seed $2.50 per buslicl.
Clover. Seed $7.00 per biubeL
Plaster $7.40 per ton. ' y
The regular xneetinsrs of Dowariac Lodrc.
No. 10, F. ftftd A. M.. are held at their 11.11
on the first Saturday before full moon of every
month, j 1 1). BECKWITLI, W. M.
M. Porter, Sec'y. - i
-1. o. o. jf . . , y
0&Zifrt: S" meetings of Dowagiac
igjLodge No. 57, 1. 01 O. F., are held at
nft their Hall on Thursday evening of
each week, at 7) o'clock. Transient brethren in
good standing are cordially invited to attend.-
J.P. WILEY, N. O.
. William Carlaxd, Sec'y. ;' -
I. O.! T. . '
The regular meetings of Eureka Lodge, Xo.39,
of the Independent Order of Good Templars, are
held on Monday evening of each week, at the Hal
over F. G. Larzelere's store. '
"W. L. BARNEY, W. C. T.
L. A. Axdrews, Secretary.
HerrirV'a Snmr CmtaA TV 1 1 - r n ....
purposes of a family medicine. What better evi
dence do you want that a man does not lore him
self as he ought, and does not love his family,
than that he refuses, and neglects te provide and.
keep on hand this certain remedr for Liver Conk
plaint, Dyspepsia, Jaundice, Uc4ivche. Obstruc
. ' BEAD TITO TR?TOIOT.
Halmoox, Saratoga Co., Julv 15, 1S57.
To Dr. Uerrick A Co. : Gexts : The largty
amount of your Sugar Coated Pills we received!
from yonr Trevelling Agent, are all sold. The
demand far them among our customers-has been
on the increase, and we wish you to send cv mm
ther lot" immediately. We keep manT kind, of
Pills in pur rtore, but 'tis seldom we mII anrbut
Herrick's. lour Kid Strengthening Piaster's ar
much used here and, like the PilU, please aU wh
use them. Yours, respcctfullv, 7 .
These Pills ar .m.t 4I .JV" 4 o.
These Pills are warrant to 02"
Thesa Piila r -q..j iiy ...
' Ti V r "'y '-I'P i nna Dy dealers everywhere.
-jii. l Aiut, Agent.
WAS?EN McNAB,- at -the Rochester House
fcaloon, has on hand a hirge supnlv of
nd Deming-a celebrated COUNT WrfTTiW ?
xsianics of all Kinds
ZkS5. fc"iv Mortgages. ChattS
Blanks "oaTn u?t asesand Justices"
A 11 r fnks are got up in good atrle.
ana ou excellent paper. - "
V EEPUBLICAN OFFICE.
. Dowaj. we. February 24tli lor. f 2t l