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Ye Olden Tjnne
We gather the following statistics
rora the " Blue Book " for 1835 :
roar omen, fost master. Commssatioh.
Adrian, A. C. Comstock, $287 43
Allegan, Samuel Foster, 12 89
Ann Arbor, Anton Brown, 194 25
Sattle Creek, Nebadiah Angell, 11 99
atsapolis, Alex. 11. Redfitld, 49 2'
. Coldwater, Harrey Warner, 63 38 '
Detroit, John Jforrell, 2.000 00
Eckford. Oshea Wilder, 5 61
Grass Lake, Daniel Walker, 26 51
Grand Rapids, L. Slater, , 45 51
Green Oak, KinslevS. Bingtrariy 7 16
Ifomer, 1 Milton lHrfcey, 13
Jackson, ' . Jadi Thompson, 5tj 09
JoncsTille, James Olds, 13 16
KaiamaiotfJ Reuben Abbott, 2 47
Marengo 8. Neal, " 23 83
Marshall, Charles D. Smith 119 79
tfiLfg, T. B. Willard, ' 245 41
Ponttac, . -O, Chamberlm, 170 92
Faginaw,'- Ephraim S. Williams, 24 50
St Marie, John Hurlburt, 15125
Tecumseh, Selick C. Boughton, 294 88
Ypsilanti, Mark Jiorris, 2S6 01
The foregoing comprises a list of the
principal Postoffices in this State in
1835. The number of Postoffices in
the State at that date, was 141 ; the
number of mail contractors, 15 ; their
compensation tor carrying the mails
was 13,4 6 y. U. lrowbndge was
the largest contractor, beinsr paid $6.-
000. ' The following are the names of
the clerks who were m the Detroit
Postoffice, that year, John Hughes,
ITT 1 TT " r 1 , -. , T it
y . vj. 11am, jiiicnaei rist, j. n. xor
veil. Thir pa, collectively, was $962.
The fist of Postmasters show that two
of them, since 1835, have been Govern
ors of the State and members of Con
gress. At that period, Andrew Jack
on was President, Louis Cass, Secre
tary of War, Amos Kendall, P. M,
General. Martin Van Buren. Vice
President, and James K. Polk Speaker
or the House ot Kepresentatives.
George .W. Jones was delegate in Con
gress from Michigan. District Judges
for Michigan, were George Morrell,
bolomon Sibley, Ross vVilkins and
David Irving. District Attorney,
Daniel Goodwin. Marshal. Peter
Desnoyers. Publishers of the TL S
Laws in Michigan, John D. De Frees,
o. iucaingai, tuwaru u. .1115, li. Kin
ben. X heir aggregate compensation
was $412. Henry J. Hunt and Edward
B. Green, of Michigan, were clerks in
tho War Department. John Biddle
was Register, and Jonathan Kearsly
Receiver, of the Detroit Land Office.
. . Correspondence of the ew York Heral.
- Slave Cargoes Landed in Florida.
.Washington, July 10.- Care fully as
the secret has been guarded, by those
interested, it is well-known throughout
the entire South that a large number
of slaves have been landed chiefly on
the Florida coast, within the past
twelve months. A very distinguished
aemocratic senator Informed me within
the last week that . his estimate of tie
numler of Cargoes of "savages' that
had been successfully transported into
Vie interior of the country since May
1858, was beticecn sixty and seventy.
He padded that the boast had been
semi-coufidentially made to him, six
weeks ago, by an individual interested,
that twelve slave vessels, whose names
were known to him, would discharge
their living freight npon onr shores
within ninety days. Supposing each
vessel to contain, deducting loss bv
death, 250 blacks, the late increase of
CT T . .1 n . . .
toiuve population or ine isoutn, oy im
portation' from the coast of Africa.
must have been over 15,000. Startling
as this tact appears, l have not ven
tured to communicate it to you until
fully persuaded that it cannot be con
tradicted ; or if gainsayed, that its
truth -may within a short period be
This is the emanation of. no " Black
Republican " journal, nor is it got up
simply to "injure the Democracy."
The Herald is an organ of "the Admin
istration, and its '"Washington .corres
pondent assilraes to stand in high favor
at Court. The facts are given as sira
pie items of news, and are unquestion
ably well-founded. Similar facts have
been made public by others ; and there
is as little doubt of their authenticity
as there is of the equally important
fact, that the Democratic party has be
come tho mere tool of the Slavehold
rs of the Union.
Pike's Peak How Greeley was Imposed
Mr. George Goss, of Jackson, has
just returned from the gold mines, and
gives his experience through the Jack
son Citizen. He was one of the first
men in Gregory's diggins, and asserts
emphantically that the mines are a de
ception. T He relates numerous in
stances of . men who bought what
seemed at first lucrative claims, but
which turned out to have been salted
that is, prepared by the planting of
gold or mineral substances resembling
it in them. He was himself defrauded
in this manner. Mr. Goss, the Citizen
says, was at the mines when Horace
Greeley arrived there. Mr. Greeley
dined at their camp and made a speech
there in the evening. Mr. Goss says
that Greeley was less than one day in
the ''diggins," and five days at Denver
City. The report of Mr. . Greeley
about seeing the gold dug, are very
amusing to Pikes Peakers. It seems
that speculators got hold of Greeley,
and first took him to a claim " salted "
with the pyrites or false gold, where
they washed their largest yield. They
then told Mr. Greeley to dig up some
earth anywhere in the diggins, and
they would find gold in it. Greeley
dag some earth and Gregory washed it.
It yielded from 10 to 15c per pan.
Greeley was satisfied so were the
speculators; but Greeleys back was
fiardly turned when it leaked out that
Gregory had thc"gold" secreted in his
sleeve, and allowed it to sift into the
pan while he washed , the dirt We
presume that Mr. Goss statements as
to thV entire non-paying character of
ttr mines are too sweeping, but they
doubtless contain much tnrth Detroit
Tribune: . .
V. S. Senator fkom KkifTtcKT:
The Democrat! victory in Kentucky,
arsics with it a Democratic Senator,
as successor to Hon. John J. Critten
den;. ; Lynn Loyd and Vice President
Breckenridge are both- candidates but
:t is Tiicxiiht' "T t ?"a'?e" T'" -he
THE CASS COUNTY REPUBLICAN.
.W. H. CAMPBELL, Editor k Proprietor.
OFFICIAL PAPER OP THE COUNTY.
Thursday Morning, Augr 18, 1859.
Free Soil Sentiment in the South.
The scene of " agitation" on the
policy, propriety and justice of the in
stitution of Slavery is not being trans
ferred from the North to the South,
but is gradually and surely extending
in to the Slave States. With them it
is a matter of deep concern, not only
whether free or slave institutions shall
obtain the ascendency in tho Territo
ries, but whether they themselves shall
throw off the incubus which paralyzes
their industry and their prosperity.
Among the signs of the times, the
late straight-out Republican speech of
Hon. F. P. Blair, jr., of St. Joseph,
Mo., and that of Hon Cassins M. Clay,
Covington, Kentucky, may be regarded
as most striking. Mr. Blair addressed
an audiance of some five hundred
men, embracing slave-holders and non-slave-holders
; he was for the mist
part listened to with respectful atten
tion, though some of his remarks was
hissed by the slayeryites, yet the ap
plause was far more frequent and got
the better of the hisses. - It was the
first Free soil speech ever delivered in
St. Joseph, and considering- the cir
cumstances, was more successful than
coukl have been expected. Itno doubt
accomplished some good, laying dowrf
to the auditors, as it did, the great gos
pel of Freedom in plain, practical
words and arguments. The fact that
the Free Democrat a Republican pa
per recently established bids fair to
be a perimnent institution in St. Joseph,
and . that, at' a late " indignation"
meeting of citizens to consider the res
cue from jail and the escape of Dr.
Doy, who was convicted of aidincr
slaves to escape, a resolution to sup
press the Free Democrat, was voted
down by a strong majority, and anoth
er resolution that the paper be sustain
ed, was almost unanimously adopted,
shows that the Free Soil sentiment has
a powerful strong-hold i.i that slave
The speech of cassius M. Clay, it is
said was listened to with " silent atten
tion," which is more than could have
been expected in that slave holding
locality. His speech was a straight
out Republican manifesto, closing with
an appeal to the non-slave-holders of
Kentucky to make preparations to
share next fall in the national triumph
of the Republicans.
There can now be no doubt, that in
several of the Slave States, the Rapnb
lican party will have a regular organiza
tion in the next Presidential election,
which they had not in 185G; and from
all we can learn, the advocates of Slave
ry will themselves be surprised at the
number of votes polled for tho Repub
Good News From Oregon.
The 2s ew York Tribune, of August
12th, is informed by a passenger by the
Star of the West, that Mr. David Lo
gan is surely elected to Congress from
Oregon, Coos and Curry Counties, from
which we have no complete returnsj
having made his majority 81 . The au
thonty for this statement is a letter
from Mr. Locan himself. The Hon.
Joe Lane, with the Hon. Delazon
Smith's assistance, and the aid, person
al and pecuniary, of the Administration
did their utmost to defeat Mr. Logon,
and to elect Lansing Stout who is said
to have been, not long ago, a so-called
Know-Nothing, and to have been im
ported from California, especially to
serve the Hon. Joe Lane's Senatorial
and Presidential aspirations. This re
pult is highly gratifying, not only be
cause it gives the second Pacific State
a Republican representative in the first
Congress in which she is represented
as a State, and indicates that the day
is not distant when she will send two
Republican Senators to Washington,
but becanse it heralds the downfall of
a set of unprincipled demagogues, who
have too long cursed Oregon.
' Tub PnosrECT vs Westekx N. Y.
We have been permitted by a friend
in this village to take the following ex
tract from a private letter written from
Erie County, N. York, dated July 28th
" Yesterday there was a Farmer's
Convention held in Springville to de
vise ways and means to winter stock
as the grass was killed by the frost.
Some will drive their Cattle East to
winter. One man said he mowed three
acres and carried the hay on his wagon
at one load. The grasshoppers are
very thick they are even taken in nets
by tho bushel. Mr. I C caught
ten bushels in one field. The boys
make it regular trade, commencing
about sundown when the grasshoppers
go up on the head to eat and lodge.
Price for catching, seventy-five cents
Texas Election. New Orleans,
Aug. 12. Returns from 68 counties in
Texas give Houston 4,400 majority.
llzn?r -?Td Rpo;n sre ahead for
An un-wise Letter by Wise.
It is generally conceded that the
rock upon which Presidential aspirants
split is letter-writing, and no one among
the political aspirants of the day, is
more given to this unwise practice than
Henry A. Wise, of Virginia. He writes
long letters . and writes them often.
Below we give ono of these verbose
effusions, although by far the shortest
of any that he has lately favored the
public. The letter was brought to
light at the late meeting of the Dem
ocratic State Committee at Albany,
and has created the greatest excite
ment in political circles. The docu
ment, it appears, was written to a con
fidential friend of Gov. Wise, a, Mr.
Donnelly, merchant of New York,
who showed the letter to Mr. Cassidy,
of the Albany Atlas G .Argus, who
allowed some copies to be taken of it,
and through this means founds its way
to tho public. His friends were thun
derstruck at its publication and pro
nounced it a forgery, although in style
and character it eminently correspond
ed with his slip-shod, frank, impulsire
nature. But of its crenuineness there
can be no doubt. . Although this letter
is considered at this time to bo very in
judicious, and to have settled in a con
clusive manner, the Governor's chances
for the Charleston nomination, we
think it has one merit which deserves
especial mention. It has laid bare the
whole plot of an unprincipled politician
stabbing privately the very persons
with whom he was publicly on avowed
terms of friendship, and who were la
boring for his interest ; it, also, di
vulged openly a desire to secure his
nomination by corrupt means, if no
other means would serve his purposes
snch, for instances, as advising certain
New York politiciaus, if they could
not secure such a deligation to Charles
ton as they liked, to get up a second
set of delegates, impliedly promising
that with a united South the delegates
of the right stamp would be admitted
irrespective of what the sentiments of
the New York Democracy might be,
and we thank" the Governor for thus
exposing to the gaze of the world the
secret maneuvering by which Demo
cratic Presidential candidates are fois
t?d into public notice. But tho docu
ment speaks for itself :
Richmond, July 13, 1S59.
Deab Sir : I thank you for yours
of the 8th mst, I have apprehended all
along that tho Tammany Regency
would carry a united delegation from
New York to Charleston. For whom?
Douglas I know, is confident ; but you
may rely on it that Mr. Buchanan is
himself a candidate for re-nomination,
and all his patronage and power will
be used to disappoint Douglas and all
other aspirants. Our only chance is to
organize by districts, and either whip
the enemy or send two delegations.
If that is done or not done, we must
still rely on a united South. A united
South will depend on a united Virginia,
and I pledge you that she, at least,
shall be a unit. v lrginia a unit, and
persistent and firm on a sound platform
of protection, to all persons of popular
vs. squatter sovereignty, she must rally
to her support all the South. The
South cannot adopt Mr. Douglas' plat
form. It is a short cut to all the ends
of Black Republicanism. He then will
kick up his heels. If ho runs an inde
pendent candidate, and beward runs,
and I am nominated at Charleston, I
can beat them both. Or, if Squatter
Sovereignty is a plank of the platform
at Charleston, and Douglas is nomma
ted, the South will run an independent
candidate on protection principles, and
run the election into the House. Where
then, would Mr. Douglas bo? The
lowest candidate on the list. If I have
the popular strength, yon suppose it
will itself fix the nomination. Get that
and I am confident of success.
The Hon. F. Wood is professedly,
and really, I believe, a friend, and of
course I would, in good faith, be glad
of his influence and would do nothing
to impair it, and could not justly reject
his kind aid, but you may rely upon it
that I am not completely, nor at all, m
the hands of Mr. Wood, or of any man
who breathes. He has always been
friendly to me, and I am to him, but
always on fair and independent terms.
There is nothing in our relations which
should keep aloof any friend of either.
He knows as well as any one can tell
him that his main influence is in the
City of New York, and I judge what
you say of his country influence is cor
rect. But I am counting all the time
without New York, and I don't fear
the result. I am depending solely up
on open position of principle, indepen
dent of all the cliques, and defying all
comers. We will overwhelm opposi
tion in Virginia, and her vote will be
conservative and national.
At all events, I shall always be glad
to hear from. you, and am yours truly,
nEXUY A. WISE.
Caufoenia Politics Broderick
is making a splendid campaign in Cali
fornia, taking open ground against the
Administration. At Placerville he
spoke to 3,000 people, and is every
where received with great enthusiasm.
Baker and Stanford, the Republican
Candidate's for Congress are canvass
ing the State. It is said that a fusion
of the Anti-Lecomton forces upon Mc
Kibben and Baker, is' not even at this
late date improbable. If it should oc
cur,, it would certainly secure two Anti
Adminlstratibn mombers of Congress
from the Golden State. Broderick it
is said, in his speeches omits all men
tion of Douglas, and his friends are
averse to the Presidential aspirations.
Horse Thieves and Fugitives from Justice.
Since the Indiana Regulators have
suspended their wholesome administra
tion of justice against the horse thieves,
burglars and bogus manufacturers and
dealers with whom all . the frontier
counties of that State have been so
long infested, the piratical scoundrels
have come out of their dens and swamps
and re-commenced their piracies with
an activity and boldness which seem
to have been increased by their brief
vacation. From various of the frontier
counties of this State, and Indiana, we
have accounts of their depredations;
whilst in this county, our fellow citizens,
A. J. Gardner fc Co., have recently
been mado the victims of one of the
boldest, and at the same time, one of
the most adroit of their operations.
On Saturday, July 30th, a young man
about twenty-two to twenty -five years
of age went to Gardner & Co.'s Livery
Stable in this village, told them that his
name was Hass, that he was a brother
of Squire Hass who resides in Pokagon
township, about five miles from here,
that he owned a farm in that township
and wanted to hire a double team until
Monday noon for the purpose of going
to South Bend to collect some money;
and stating also that he had a team'of
his own but had full employment for it
upon his. farm. Messrs. G. & Co.
accordingly let him have an establish
ment consisting of the horse, mare,
carriage and harness, described in the
advertisement in another column. As
the property was not returned according
to contract, Mr. Thomas J. Gardner of
the firm' of Gardner & Co., prepared
on Tuesday morning, August, 2d, to
start in pursuit of it, but was detained
and his suspicions allayed by represen
tations made to him by an old man of
venerable and apparently artless ap
pearance, of the name of Thomas
Taylor, who came to the stable with
the excuse on behalf of the self-styled
Mr. Hass for his omission to return the
team r.nd carriage on Monday, that a
girl whoiu he had taken with him had
been ill; and stating that he knew Mr.
Hass well, that he was an honest, res
pectable young man of good habits, and
would return the property that evening,
and that Mr. G. might be perfectly easy
and have no anxiety about it.
On Wednesday, Mr. G. learned that
the old man was the father of the pre
tended "Mr. nass," that the son's name
was Nathan Taylor, the he (the son)
was a recent graduate of the Indiana
State Prison, to which he had been
sent from South Bend for horse stealing,
that he took his father with him over
to Plymouth, some ten miles beyond
South Bend on Saturday, (the day of
the pretended hiring of the conveyance,)
returned into this county on Sunday,
leaving the old man at Plymouth; and
on Monday morning, went back toward
the State of Indiana, with another man
in the carriage with Mm, and owned no
land or other property.
Pursuit being then made by Mr.
Gardner, he. traced the thief and stolen
property back to Plymouth, and thence
south westerly some seventy or more
miles, into the vicinity of that general
rendezvous and hiding-place of felons
and stolen property, the great Kankakee
swamp where ho lost the trail and was
unable to recover it.
Soon after Mr. Gardner's return home
in last week, old Mr. Taylor again called
on him, making enquiries if he had ob
tained any information of the property
or missing man, and pretending great
anxiety. In the conversation which
followed with Mr. G. and others, he
a Imitted that the young man was his
son ; that he knew when he endorsed
him as "honest," "respectable" and
"of good habits," that he had been in
the Indiana State Prison for horse
stealing; that the girl had not been sick;
and that after his first interview with
Mr. G. and making the representations
by which Mr. G's suspicions were tem
porarly quieted as above mentioned,
he had returned to Plymouth ; facts
which Mr. G. had otherwise previously
learned. He also in conversation con
tinued at intervals through several
hours, made many contradicting state
ments, and various other admissions
indicative of his participation in the
larceny of the property, affecting how
ever, throughout, a degree of physical
and mental imbecility which, if real,
would have left him scarcely capable of
traveling five miles a day or distinguish
ing his right hand from his left.
Upon the proof thus obtained, he was
arrested and on Friday, examined
before G. W. Andrews, J. P., of this
village, and upon the above and still
additional proof, (amongst them, his
statement made on that day the he
" knew where his son was, but was not
obliged to tell,") and showing altogether
a strong probability of his guilt, he was
held for trial at the Circuit. .
Being unable to give bail, he was re
manded to the- custody of the officer
upon a warrant of commitment, and as
it was nearly dark he was taken to a
hotel for safe keeping until morning,
but with all his infirmities of body and
mind, adroitly effected his escape
during the night and has thus far baf
fled pursuit. He is ascertained to have
made his way toward Indiana, and by
this time, may have rejoined his hopefnl
son in the classis shadec of the Kanka
kee swamp. He appears to be nearly
seventy years old, is rather under me
dium heighth, of light complexion, with
a head low in front and higher and
more lull m the rear, with but little
hair and that at the sides and back,
and of a yellowish white rather than
The officers here, we understand,
will pay ai reasonable reward ; for his
apprehension. The reward' offered for
the arrest of Nathan Taylor and the
recovery of the stolen property, are
stated in the advertisement of the
Messrs. Gardner. . The stolen property
is valued at three hundred and fifty
Plaix axd Plbasaxt Talk aboct'Fkcits, Flowers
axd Farmixo, by Hexet Ward Beechkr. New
York : Derby & Jacksou.
We have received a work bearing
the above title which we deem so val
uable that it affords us pleasure to notice
it. The papers of Which it is composed
were originally published in the col
umns of the Western Farmer and
Gardener, a part of the Indiana State
. We have not had time to peruse it
with the thoroughness we could wish,
but wo have read enough to satisfy us
that it is eminently practical, written
in a very interesting style and, therefore,
valuable. The article entitled " Alma
nac for the year" an extract from
which we publish this week, is, alone,
worth the price of the book. We
have noticed the articles on "Cutting
and Curing Grass," "Plowing Corn,"
"Laying down Land to Grass," "Seed
Saving" and many others which we
can confidently say must be very valn
ablo to every agriculturist. Nor can
we limit its value here, for every man
who has a garden, every lady who
cultivates flowers, in fact every one who
desires to read for the purpose of ob
taining at once amusement and instrnc
tion, will do well to obtain a copy of
this truly good book. For sale at
History of Slavery axd the Slave
We would call the attention of our
subscribers to a new, and popular, and
very valuable work, entitled " The
History of Slavery and the Slave
Trade." We have first subscribed for
the Book and from what examination
we have had time to make, we have no
hesitation in pronouncing it in every
way a worthy and valuable work. It
is written by W. O. Blake of Boston,
a somewhat noted writer, and published
by II. Miller, Columbus Ohio.
The Book contains between eight
and nine hundred large royal octavo
pages ; is elegantly printed with type
of a beautiful size for reading, on good
white paper; and is neatly and sub
stantially bound in spring back leather
This work covers the whole ground
of reference as to facts in the entire
History of Slavery in the world, traces
the records of its march through the
centuries ; among Jews and Gentiles ;
Pagans, Mahomedans and Christians.
The reader is made acquainted with
tho various forms of Slavery that have
prevailed under the diversified govern
rnents, laws, and religions of the
It is a Book intended for men of all
parties, of whatever shade of political
opinion, and is, we should think a fair
and impartial representation of the
facts with regard to the subject upon
which it treats. We have no hesita
tion in pronouncig it a Book which the
general reader, the Politician, the Pro
fessional man Physicians, Lawyers
and Ministers of the Gospel Mechan
ics and Farmers should possess and
peruse. The Book is sold by subscrip
tion at the low price of 03,75 per copy,
payable on delivering. We advise
our supporters and opponents, all to
subscribe for the Book, believing that
they will get the worth of their money
in doinjr so.
As Opixiox. "A Democrat of
Michigan " having read the item in "a
Washington letter that Senator Stuart
had assumed the task of " harmoniz
ing " the Michigan Democracy, writes
to the Chicago Press & Tribune, that
he is the last man for the work, havinr
" done more to distract and dismember
the party than any other politician in
the party or State." The correspond
ent also denounces him as a " thimble
rigger, a spy, &c, tfcc," and states
that he is "politically dead : that he has
dug his own grave, with his own hands,
and that the sooner he is laid out, by
the Administration and the Michigan
DemocracVj the better for them."
n 1 1 t
Kentucky.- The Lovisville Journal
of the 10th says: "A dispatch from
the office of the Secretary of State, re
ceived here last evening, announces
that all the returns from the Fourth
Congressional District have been for
warded, and the official majority for
William C. Anderson, (Opposition) is
three. This gives the Opposition five
members of Congress, with which we
will be contented until the Congression
al Committee on Election reports that
John M- Harlan is elected to his seat
lor the Eighth District.
News and other Paragraphs.
The ladies of Hastings, are taking
active measures towards abolishing the
liquor traffic in that village.
Hiram R. Andrews, a prominent cit
izen of Detroit, died in that city Friday
!. nf rholera morbus. He
- ' --to J
was 52 years of age.
G. P. R. James, the novelist, has de
termined to leave Venice and return to
Virginia, for the purpose of making
that State his permanent abiding-place.
The New York correspondent of the
Richmond W7iig says that the Hon.
Daniel S. Dickinson cried when Gov.
Wise's letter was exposed to him.
Mr. Raymond of the N. Y. Times,
writes from Paris on the 14th of July :
"Theodore Parker has gone to Switzer
land and Mr. Sumner to England.
Gov. Seward is in Russia."
There has been twenty-six cases of
suicide in the city of St. Louis during
the past two weeks, eleven by hanging1
six by poisoning, five by cutting throat
and one by stabbing.
The American horse Starke, entered
by Mr. Ten Broeck, for the Goodwood
race, in England, has won" the stake.
The Goodwood cup was carried of by
Promised Land. Tho American mare
Prioress came in third.
A Boston Foundry has just comple
ted on the order of some gentlemen in
Providence, Rhode Island, two brass
Dahlgreen cannon, intended as a pres
ent to tho Imauni of Muscat. The
cannon are 42 pounders, and cost $2,
A Missionary Class. : The late
graduating class from Andover Theo
logical Seminary numbered thirty -four ;
of these, eleven have offered themselves
to the Missionary Board, aud before the
close of the year all expect to be in
foreign field of labor.
In the case of S. M. Booth ot Mil
waukee, who is chargod with seduction
under more than usually aggravated cir
cumstances, the Jury failed to agree,
and have been discharged. When dis
charged, they stood nine for conviction
and three for acquittal.
The Jfichigan Farmer states that
Gov. W. P. Banks of Massachusetts,
will deliver the address before the
Michigan State Agricultural Society.
It was at first expected that Horace
Greeley would address the Society, but
it is now ascertained that he will not
return from the Pacific coast in time.
Torxado. The Lafayette Courier
says that Tippecanoe county was visit
cd on AY ednesday last by a terrible
tornado, demolishing buildings, trees
and fences. The account says . the
strip of country laid waste, is about
two hundred yards wide, and three
Andrew Moore, (Dem.,) is re-elected
Governor of Alabama by 15,000 ma
jority. Stall worth's (Dem.,) majority
for Congress in tho Mobile District is
over 3,000. Cloptbn's, in the Mont-
eromcry District, is 214. In the other
five Congressional Districts there seems
to have been no serious opposition to
the Democratic candidates.
The fastest time on record, is it said
was made by Flora Temple, in the
great trotting match, which recently
took placo on the Eclipse Course, L.
I., between "Flora" and California
mare " Princess." The time made was,
first heat, 2:23; 2d heat, 2:22; 3d,
2:23. The match was for $1,000 three
out of five.
A notorious ruffian, known in South
western Arkansas as Jack Cade, was
recently killed by a woman whose hus
band he had shot. The widow chal
lenged him to fight a duel, and as the
ruffian declined she attacked him with
a revolver and lodged three balls in
his body, one of which passed through
A man, named E. T. Sterling, of
Cleveland, was found dead or dying,
on the side walk, in front of a gambling
den, in that city, on Sunday morning,
of last week, with a severe cut in his
head. It is supposed that he received
the blow from some unknown person,
with whom he had been drinking or
gambling. The matter is being inves
The Late Horace Manx. At a
meeting of the friends of Horace Mann
in Boston, on Thursday, -a committee
was appointed to carry out a resolve,
to erect a suitable monument to his
memory, it was stated at this meet
ing, where speeches wero made by
Senator YYrilson, Rev. Dr. Gamctt,
Hon. Linus B. Comins and others, that
$20,QOQ had already been invested for
tho benefit of Mr. Mann's children.
A California letter states that all tho
recently, pending differences between
Col. Fremont and other owners in his
Mariposa estate have been amicably
adjusted. All suits growing out of
them have been withdrawn, and the
Colonel is about to erect new addition
al quartz mills upon the river. Col.
Fremont's family and household are
encamped upon the top of Mount Bul
lion, 2,000 feet above Bear Valley, and
about4,500 feet above tide-water, where
the air is comfortable in the hottest sea
Douglas Counted Out.
The Lovisville Courier enters into a
calculation to show that it will be im
possible for Douglas to receive tho
nomination of the Democratic party
at Charleston, for the Presidency.
The basis of its calculation is, that no
man can be nominated there without
the consent of the South. The old
iwo-mirus ruie, ib taxes ior granvea,
will be maintained, and under it the?
united South can slaughter whom it
pleases, in defiance to the majority from
the North. .The whole number of elec
toral votes being 303, the Convention
will consist of twice that number, or
606. Under the two-thirds rule 404
votes will be required to make a nomi
nation. The strength of the Southern
States in the Convention will be 234",
or 32 votes more than one-third of the
whole number. He must buy 33 South
era delegates, therefore, or his nomina
tion is out of the question. Are there;
so many in the market ? The result
will show. The Courier consider
that Mr. Donglas does not hold him
self bound to support the Charleston
nomination, but that he will get the
nomination if he can, and if he cant
get it he will make an independent
The Southern Elections. We do
not gain much further definite informa
tion in regard to the Southern elec
tions. It appears to be conceded that
Sam Houston is elected Governor of
Texas. YYTe hear nothing about the
Congressmen. The Democratic can
didate for Governor in Kentucky, has
8,000 majority. It is believed that the
opposition have four Congrsssmen.
The Democratic Governor of Tennes
see is re-elected by a majority some
what reduced from the 11,600 which
he received two years ago. The Con
gressional delegation is politically re
versed, standing seven opposition to
three Democrats. The Legislature is
Democratic. The Democrats of ala
bama make a clean sweep, re-electing
their Governor by over 20,000 majori
ty. The Congressional delegation of
2sorth Carolina is equally divided mak
ing an opposition gain of two. We
should judge the vote to bo light in
nearly all the States. Dct Adv.
3X'Iane'8 Liver Pillo, Prepared by Flem
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From tho unsolicited testimony con
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the country, it is impossible to resist a
conviction of the great excellence of
these Pills in all diseases of the Liver
nnd Strimnfr-.p. Tho frillowinfr letter
from Toronto, Canada, is one of tho
many the proprietors have received :
Toronto. April 27th 1853.
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Liver Pills from a Druggist here, and
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Dowagiac Prices Current.
RF.prBi.iCAX Omci, 1 -August
18; 159. J
Flocr Best quality, $5.50 $6.00 per bbl.
Wheat 70 80c. per bushel.
Coox 65c per. bushel.
Oats 25c. per bushel.
Potatoes 15 50c. per bushel.
Beaks 1.00c.1.12J per bushel.
IIahs 12 ISc. per pound. "
Bcttee 123 13c. per pound. '
Cheesh 12c. 13c. per pound.
Lard llo. per pound.
Ixdias Meal $3.00 per rw
Hides grocn, 6XC- Per Ex
Hides drj 13o. 14c. per
Fklts 00 acbx
ArrLBS Dried, 12)c, 13c pr lb..
Eggs 8. Oc. per doren."
Wool S5 50c per It.
Salt fiuc $1,70 per LLL; coarse, $1.90; afct
per sack. -
Acgcst 16th, 1S5
WiusjkT Dull and lower, sales, were made
Wheat. In some demand, Prices lower. 90e for
white ; 80c for Red.
Corx In better demand and Terr scarce. Wa
Oats Better inqurr but nasaka; we quote nomi-
Bctteii Receipts. 2051 lbs v Market, firm at 12J
Eggs Receipts 23 bbls. Eggs are rather dull
at 9e bj barrel or 19c in smaU quantities
" ' AcorsT 16th, 1859.
Fljqur Trough the week, prices hare declined
3040c per bblfc and closed at $4,00 with no buyera
at that figure.
Wheat Market firm and actire; 703$c for Red-
winter, S0c(a$1.01 for White do. Spring- held af
7075c. - -
Corn In goad demand at S-id
Oats Held at 25 rc. '
Butter 10 12e.
Potatoes COIOq. '. -5 '