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jKmu) $1,50 per Annum, in Advance.
Rates of Advertising.
One ferjuare, (12 linos or loss) 1 insertion,
Kneh subsequent in*urtinp,
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one year,- I'.?"'/
On««c/hrtnn oiieye#.
Ilusinosw cnrtln 5 lines, 1 year,
thou hast wrought a miracle, ,!
Next to the Son of God,
And hushed and trembling thank tireLOrA
no «xi For fnvor oil thee shod,
•it* ril'hat thon, through sea with lightidn*
continents hftst wed.
n hravfr iSoot, who wHtn fur away from his home
and Itn love, has listcn-Hl to ite suln'.uing inelo
Maxwelton brae* arc lioimie,
Where early faV the dew,
And t'was there that Annie Laurie
Gave me her proitsisc true 4^. ,j| gg|jg
Clave me her ]roniise true—
forgot will lnff*
forty-four, when her husband, a soap-boil
er in very good circumstances, was cal
led from his life-task of contributing to
the general purification of mankind.—
Mrs. Benson took refuge from her grief
in a pretty cottage, situated au the prin
cipal street in the town of
From the Courier and Enquirer.
'"''Bow, Science, 1K\V tliy head in awe,
With lightning chain in hnnd,
still, ns though the ocean's depflti*
in* Thou bindrct land to land
Thou wfilk-*t down on sea's dark tie*,
to t»» High on its wuvt He trod:
•{«/. I
fc holds the lightning in the eioud,
And fhou within the wave,
'^And wind and wave, which yield to
AMI «ectnn to dwell therein
Thou h:i*t had power to Itravc
Then tremMe thou before thykelf,
So near to God akin,
Tlwat to thy hand His power corned,
Aud for bonnie Annje
I'd lay me douu and d'e. -1
Her brow ix like the suaw drift,
Her throat is like the swtui
Her face it is the fairest
That e'er the sun shone
That e'er tl»e sun shone o^—!
And dark blue is her e'e :, ^.
And for bonnie Annie Laisiia
I'd lay mc doun and d'e.
Like dew, on the gowan lying,
Is the fa' o' her fair}- feet
And like wind in summer sighing,
.' Her voice is low and sweet
Her voice is low and sweet—
And she's a' the world tome
Aud for bonnie Annie LJVUOS
I'd lay me douu and d'e.
At first she was inconsolable and she
used to say, with a sermon emphasis, she was left alone.
which carried conviction to the hearts of
her bearers, thai notl i ig but the tho'ts
of her daughter Florence would have
prevented her from terminating her ex
istence by the intervention of poison.
Mrs. Benson was, in no small degree,
indebted to her daughter—since in less
respect were very likely to be fulfilled.
Just over the way lived Squire Mark
ham, the village lawyer, just verging
upon fifty, with his son Charles, who
was about half his age. Being a young
man of agreeable exterior, the lacter was
quite a lavorite with the young ladies in
the neighborhood, and considered in
common parlance quite a "catch."
As yet. however, he had never been se
riously entangled, and might have re
mained so, had it not been lor the sud
den apparation, one morning, of Florence
Benson, riding by on horseback.
It struck him at once that she was re
markably graceful, really quite pretty.
Thereupon he cultivated her accquaiu
tance with increased assiduity, aud after
a while asked the fatal questiou.
Florence answered in the affirmative,
and, instead of referring him dutifully to
her mother, hinted (being a romantic
Charles Markham caught at this hint,
which chimed with his OWTI temperament,
and he resolved to adopt it.
In order that it might be carried out
with perfect success, it was resolved to
seem indifferent to each other until the
day fixed, in order to ward ofi any sus
picion which might otherwise bo arousod.
So well were these arrangements car
ried out, that Mrs. Benson had lio suspi
cion of what w:w g^iag on.
Not so wich Squire Markham. lie had
obtained a clue to the affair iu eom 1111:1
ncr, so that i.o not only di rovefod the
fact of the elopement, but even the very
day 011 which IJ W«H going to o*cur.
vanna. But 1 don't wonder at it he
only takes after me. St ill, I owe him
something for keeping it so secretly from
me. It would be a good joke, if I were
a little younger, to cut him out, and mar
ry her in spite of him."
Squire Markham, who was one of
those jovial widowers who takes life as it
50! comes, mused more and more on this
idea, struck out by chance as it were,
began to think it worth
6o)oo I something.
35,oo| After all/ shouted he, I am not so
either, or at least the ladies say so—
and they ought to be good judges in
such matters. 1 have been a bachelor a
good while, and ought to have fouud
out before this how much more comfor
table it would be to have a pretty wife to
welcome me home, and to do the hon
ors of my table, and to help me to keep
that rascal Charles in order. Is^gad! I've
half a mind to do it.'
Squiie Markham took two more whiffs,
and exclaimed
[This iit.he Annie Laurie (list has swelled thing until the knot is tied, and then what! said the Squire, laughing 'but the
the heart and tilUd with te«r» the eyes «#nmny a lau'h we shall havo fact is, ma'am, we've both of us been
it Iftrnvfr Httot. who wh*»n fur HWitv fnim hm lintrw /. ...
Squire Markham did not consider
that it might make a little difference with
the bride expectant. He considered it ft
capital joke on his son, but looked no
further. He accordingly drew his wri
ting materials towards him, and indited
the following epistle
-a0 "ng
couldn't have done any belter himself.'
So saying, he sealed it up and sent it
over by a little Irish boy in his employ-
Benoni Benson was fat. fair, and jment, having first marked ^private'
the corner.
Be careful, Mike, to ive it to Miss
than three mouths she threw aside her should see it.'
mourning, and became as lively as ever,
Touching Florence, she had now characteristic address nrroused Mrs.! Mr. *ande«rs jpoecn we were
reached the mature age of nineteen, and Benson's curiosity, especially when she
observed that it was addressed to her
sKl0quit'eV^y^^ daughter, and not to herself !is she sup-!we,'e
accomplished so that her wishes iu that P°^d- returned to the parlor
I to read Harper's Magaziue that had
I^WBLISHED K V E11Y THURSf) AT,! his dressing-gown and smoking-cap, I a hearty laugh, which he would endeav-. Kansas, but.as ho rather sueerod at bleed
leisurely puffing away at a choice Ha-! or to suppress, and pace jjp and down, ing Kansas, it w likely lie did not mean
Independence* Buchanan County, IOWA,
'I vow, I'll do it.' i 11
What th is mysterious IT was, we will
leave the reader to infer from his very
ftext movement. Ringing tbv belly he
inquired of the servant:
'Is Charles at home?' ,V.it
'No, sir,' was the reply, 'he went out
and to-day is Monday. Nothing like stri-! wrong the affair coming incidentally to
king while the Iron hot. I'll write to my knowledge, I coueluded to take her
I her in his name, tilling her that I •mve al- place secretly, in order to frustrate her
tered my mind, ana will go just at dark plans.'
to-morrow night. She wont suspect any-! 4 Egad the very idea I had myself,'
Florence I find the day fix-
«d for our elopement on some accounts
objectionable, and would like, with your
permission, to substitute to-morrow even
ing. If I hear nothing from you, I shall
infer that vou assent to this arrangement. I
I shall have a carriage in readiness under
we shall be able to carry out our plans ded to frighten them.'
without fear of discovery. I am happy
to hay that the Governor doesn't suspect I
ing heartily, thai" isn't bad, especially ael™* stepped off in a different direction,
about humbuifj inir me. Charley ^i1'1
a clandestine correspondence It may Pulc|d
be something that I ought to know.'
Siimulatcd by her leniiniue curiosity,
Mrs. Benson speedily concluded that she
would be false to the responsibilities of a
parent if she did uot unravel the mys
get married to that Charles Markham,
without as much as hinting a word to
youn" lady,) how charming it would be pinoss ol her wedded life, and she could .nn outline of his speech. 111s a
to steal away to the next towir-and get not help heaving a sigh, at the recollec-, nieut of the real question at issues was
anybody being the
form reflected from the mirror,
Just then she heard the door open,
and Florence entered. She quickly
crumpled up the letter, and thrust itinio
her pocket. Florence aud Charles did
not metU during the 8uccfding day,
chiefly in persuincv of the plan laey ad
agreed to, iu ord^r to avoid suspicion.
s'ail'ar intent.
Here's pretty doing she exclaimed,
as soon as sho could recover breath.^— according to tho bills, at ihe Court
So Florence was going to run away and Houso in this place. The day WJW ex
ceedingly warm, yet quite a large audi
tory was present, including
mersJ" fuom the country. It
rae. merd* fwm the country. It being Mr
She leaned her head upou her hand,! Vandever's turn to open the discussion,
and began to consider. She was natu- he took the stand and spoke for an hour,
rally led to think of her own marriage according lo the arrangement between
with the late Mr. Benson, and the hap-! them.
Am I always to remain thus solitary?'ja calm, dispassionate manner. He was
she thought. 'I've half a mind not to listened to throughout by both parties
show the letter to Florence, but to run with marked attention. His exposition
away with Charles to morrow night on of Democratic dishonesty in claiming
my own account. It's odd if 1 can'l, that the people of the Territories were
persuade him tho mother ain't as good left perfectly free to regulate their do
Squ:re Mirkhim aetoJ in an ex^ad*
nm*m- rmmm,.
Sly dog-, that Charles," thought he! ingly strange manner, to his son's think-: intended to illustrate the manner in
to himself, as he sat down before the fire
without her consent, and that the discov
ery must be made before the marriage,
decided to reveal himself, and then urge
his own suit as well as he might.
My dear Miss Florence,' he continu
ed, in his natural voice.
Why!' shrieked the lady, 'I thought
it was Charles.'
this mortiing, and will be gonsall day.'! tonishment, 'thought it was Florence.'
Was it you, sir, who was arranging
to elope with my daughter
Humph that'll do. So much the
better for my purposes, thought he,
when alone.
•Now I shall have the ground left to who
myself. Letniesee the rascal intends son.v
running away next Thursday evening,
And I,' said Squire Markham, re
cognising Mrs. Benson's voice with as-
They made their appearance the next
morning prepared to laugh heartily at
the frustrated plans of their parent*, but
learned with 110 little astonishment that
they had struck up a bargain for them-
selves. Squire Marknam and hi* wife
Benson, aud don't let any one else see it,' 'he address to convince them that it was! that of the
was the ^parting injunction.
Mrs. Benson was sitting in her quiet
parlor, casting her eyes ever a late num
ber of .tarper's Magazine. Florence
being absent on a shopping excursion,
The ringing of the
bell brought her to the door. "V^ith sur- jgy Wo give below, from our ex
pi ise sho saw lliat the person «rh.» rang „vi(le„ce of the progress
the bell was Mike, Squire Markham's
•bovof all work.' making by the two aspirants for the
'Please, ma'am,' said he, holding out' Congressional honors of this district.—
the missive, 'a letter for Miss Benson, The Cedar Rapids Times, after giving a
it s very particular that nobody else fair notice of the speeches, coucludos as
and counter-plot which led to this doub
le union of the two households.
follows!' r!
of mystery conveyed in this, Vandever's sooech we were
vinced that Mr. andever w.ll lose no
votes in canvassing the District with Mr.
Leffinsrwell. That he bore off the palm
occaiiluI,, wc
On Friday last, Mr. Leffingwell and
Mr. Vandever made their appoarance
1 exceedingly able, aud was discussed in
w 1 c.
ing. Occasionally he would burst into which the Democratic, party had treated
the room, as if to walk off some of his that. He made one declaration which he
superabundant hilarity. evidently intended to be witty, and
What's in the wind thought Char-1 which caused something of a laugh.—
ley to himself. It can't be the Gov-j He said he was in favor of giving every
ernor's getting crazy.' Something was settler one hundred and sixty acres of
the matter, beyond a doubt. But what land, and fencing, stock kc., including
it really was, he had not the faintest con- a sow heavy with pig—all at the expense
jeclure. of government.
At the hour specified, the Squire liad We think Mr. Leffingwell must have
his carriage drawn up at the appointed been struck with the remarkable indiffer
rendezvous. He began to peer anxious- ence between the effect produced on the
that after all he could not marry the lady! by the l«buque Express & Herald, have
No, but 1 concluded it was you,
was tAeaning to elqpe with my
Indeed, Squire Markham, you are
confoundedly sold, and the mischief of
it is, 1 have left a letter for that young
I con less that I left a note for Flor
ence to the same purport. How she will
laugh at me. What an embarrassment!'
tell you what,' said the Sqire, af
ter a moment's pause, wo can carry
scamp Charles, letting him know it go! rapidity which they had been led to ex
undoubtedly he will take the opportuni
ty to run off with Florence during our
absence, and plume himself, the rascal,
011 the way in which I was taken in.'
plsns, after all. We each came
out with the
the old oak tree at half past eight o'clock. Why not marry each other, and then,
You can walk there without attracting:)'011 know, we can make them believe we
suspicion, and as there will be 110 moon, 'll _vivW
intention of getting married,
and ouly in ten-
Benson assented with a little urg-
in the least that a daughter-in-law is in t-wjtin were made one. ihey immedi
alore for him. Won't he be ashamed
Your devoted CHARLEY.' anticipated, that Florence and Charles,
course of an hour the
returned, but found, as shey had
as the daughter and she glanced com-1 mestic institutions- in "their own way, they will never again believe tho lying
placcnily at the still attractive face and was plain, and carried conviction to every papers. For instance, such remarks
.. .1/ mind of the correctness of Republican were uttered in our hearing, the night of
r. Leflingwell followed in the debate and since, ho (Leffingwell)
styled a very labored ef- is not the man the papers have represen
rer saw a man labor go ted him to be.' 'lam disappointed'—
principles. Mr.
what might be
fort, for we nev
?E"'ad!' said Squire Markham lawh-! discovering their departure, had them- ply caused roars df laughter, including ident will join her in fervently hoping
.. ®. 1 ji' l'iT jr l"\ t.I .,.U' ... 1. I. I.! il .... 1 .1.
all a premeditated plan, and to this day which we have attended in the course of
the young pair are ignorant of the plot our life, we never saw one which termi-
disappointed. His propositions
up -1 were
-n^t pointed. Not only
convincing, earnest,
lost its attractions.
'What in the world can it be,' she
1 thought, 'that they should be so secret ,.
about it Can Florence be carrying on '1
.. j'*
ly in the dark for Florence. At length a audience by the speeches of himself and i as it should be humiliating to the press
female form, well muffled up, made its Mr. Vandever. This difference was very that has superinduced such a result, is
appearance. Thanking her in a very marked, and independent of the fact that the legitimate sequel. But wc have
low whisper, least it might be suspected! Mr. Leffingwell got much the worst of said enougbrtl this poi*l.—Iowa (JOtf
that he WJWS the wrong person, he helped I the argument, because he had the worst Rcpub.
her into the carriage, and drove off. side, there was another cause which ten-
During the first part of the journey, ded as much as anything else to disap-1 At Awmoaa, Vandew became
nothing was sa.d. Both part.es were de- po.nt his friends. It is known that ever,
sirus ot concealing their identity At. since the canvass commenced in coJfncaa with wliioli audiencc listened
length Squire Markham, considering d.stnct the Democratic papers, headed
been lauding Mr. Lefnnuwell to the skies,
Republicans could not deny it. We
know not how it has been in other places,
but we do know that here his farago of
nonsense had its effect, and the conse
quence was that the Democracy went to
the meeting jubilant, and certain of an
easy triumph, while many Republicans
were trembling between hope and fear.
When Mr. Vandever had spoken an
hour, every Republican in the house was
re-ashured, and felt confident that even
the sledge hammer blows' which it was
predicted would follow, could not upset
those positions. When Mr. Leffingwell
took the stand every Democratic counte-jIXMli
already in sight. But alas! the crush
ing pioces somehow did'nt begin. The
towering eloquence, the convincing log
ic, and the irresistable conclusions did
not follow each other with that lii^htuintr
pect and although Mr. Leffingwell re
ally done as well as niosl any man ought
reasonably to expect from a candidate on
that side, yet the truth is that his friends
aud enemies were alike disappointed.—
The laughing place was not discovered
until it was to late, and but a faint effort
at applause was made when he took his
It is impossible for us to give any idea
of the effect produced by Mr. Vandever
in his closing apeech of half au hour.
The cn.Mgeiic manner in which he ex
posed the sophistries of Mr. Leffingwell's
position was clear aud pointed, and caus
ed rounds of applause until the close.—
Mr. Dorr, of the Express & Herald, was
present, aud interrupted Mr. Vandever
Dorr himself, who took his discomtiiure
very good naturedly. When the meet
ing adjourued a stranger to the whole
audience oould have selected the Repub
lican part of the crowd by their smiling
countenances, which were in direct con
trast with tho elongated visages of the
nated in so decided a victory aa was ob*
tained by Mr. Vandever at this meeting.
We assure our Republican brethren of
other counties that we of Linn are all
right, and that we shall prove b}r our
vote at the polls, not only our devotion
to Republican principles, but that we
consider Mr. Vandever as a leder worthy
to receive our support.—Linn Co., Reg-
The candidates of ihe Second Cougres*
sional Districts of Iowa had a 'set to at
Iowa City hist Thursday evening. A
good audience were in attendance. The
pelting ot speech lasted tor three long
Republicans, but
I icoi viuiivu
hours. And now the smoke of the con-1
lest having cleared up, candor, and a
pel us to say, that the
boasted Democratic Gun was most ef
fectually spiked. He was driven lo the
wall, aud impaled with a whole quiver of
facts and arguments, and there left, to
the dismay and deep chagrin of those
who had bragged on a far more telling
issue. The diappoinlmeut was patent.
Leffingwell is uot the man an interested
press, and a few over heated partisans
try to make him. We speak of him in
his capacity of thinker, reasoner, and
speaker. l'o those who take sound for
fully coil- Jocent respect for the opinions of
J)ave "''t heard dis-
o,,e# Since Mr. s nom-
ination, we have never entertained a
doubt of his election, and much lussuow.
Linn couuty will roll up
more than her
usual majority for him.
men, compel us to sav, that
substance, words for ideas, he may come
up to the measure of their expectation,
many far-1 But for manly argument, solid discus
sion, clear and logical statement, he dis
appointed political friends as well as po
litical enemies. The attempt on the part
of the Express 11 Herald, of Dubuque,
We do not design to give even and other subsidized papers, lo forestall
speech. His arrange-j the popular jugmetit, by the most fulsome
adulation, by literary bedaubing him
with their seusless flattery, is most like
ly to recoil both upon them and him.—
Some who have not learned to distrust
all praise coming from such quarters,
have had their expectations worked upon,
and go away from the lvcital of his dec
lamation, disappointed, vexed
who invoke its ail. We were in the
Convention that nominated him, and we
know well the talk and conclusion come
to, to put him through ori the high pres
sure plan. Call him Webster, call him
Olav, call him Matshall, Julius Caesar,
Bonapart, anything that will dupe the
people and make them think that he is
the great man of Apostolic Israel.—
This game, however, is fast being played
out. When he comes before popular au
dience, composed of popular sovereigns,
it is found he does not hold the trump
card—that that 19 in the hand of his op
ponent, and a defeat, mortifying to him,
confUSod a„dannoyed
l0 his rein u.ks.
gincss (q heap
and claiming that he uses up \auuever -r
in every contest so completely that even
by a question, (the particulars of which the Queen has taken the deepest interest,
we give elsewhere) but the crushing re-| The Queen is convinced that the Pres-
On the whole, we confess
many public discussions
hard to do.lge the issue wiih so little We can't believe the papers about any and the United States"—the triumph ol
success. He drew examples from Ire- man.' ic «Sjc. .Now this species of a'
jand and Germany, but what he intended canvass on the part of the press, is not
to prove by them was more than we 1 only an injury to tho cause of truth, but
Icould discover. It is possible that he' is and must bo reactionary upou those
and their manifest unea-
rwel1i (it bein Van.
i i- »i .»
i dever s turn to open the discussion) that,
after stopping short in his speech, and
inquiring the number of moments yet his
due, finally set down without filling out
his time, and leaving a poor impression
in the minds of the audience, of either
the man or speaker.—Delhi Dem
From the number of falsehoods ia the
above, we should think the editor of the
Democrat had been reading the Ana
mosa Gazette. The audience listened to
Mr. Vandever with deep attention, and
he was frequently interrupted by loud
applause. The manifest uneasiuess
^ie Democrats, who weie
anxious to hear the end of LcffingweU's
remarks. Mr. Vandever did' not have
uance in the house was suddeuly made a) opening here he did not inquire the
shade brighter by the prospect of the »»mb«r of moments yet his due he r^f]
•good time' which they thought was I
The dispatch which we gave last week,
as the Queen's message to President Bu
chanan, turns out to have been only a
part of the message, its transmission hav
ing been interrupted. The following is
the whole of it, and the President's re-
.1 l?i /i ll. v*
that the Electric Cable, which now con
nects Great Britain with the United States,
will prove an additional link between the
nations whose friendship is founded upon
their common interest and reciprocal es
The Queen has much pleasure in thus
communicating with the President, and
renewing to him her wishes for the pros
perity of the United States.
at the expiration^]
October will fully demonstrate. It must
be a poor cause that requires such
heavy lyiug I—Anamosa Eureka.
[By Telegraph to Dubuque ExjTv'ss fc UfmW]
Rejoicings at tke Succcss of the Atlan
tic Telegraph.
To tho Hon. the President of the IT. S.
Her Majesty desires to congratulate the
President upon the successful completion
of this great international work, in which
WASHIX6TOX, Aug. 16.
May the Atlantic Telegraph, uuder the
1 1 blessing of Heaven, prove to be a bond
perpetual peace Jind friendship between
kindred nations, and an instrument
destined by Divine Providence to diffuse
religion, civilization, liberty and law
throughout the world.
In this view, will not all nations of
Christendom spontaneously unite in the
declaration that it shall be forever neutral,
and that its communications shall be held
sacred in their passage to their destina
tion, even iu the midst of hostilities.
NEW YORK, Aug. 17.
The celebration in honor of the Atlan
tic Cable commenced to-day at sunrise
by firiug salutes from the Battery, Park
aud Central Park. Flags were displayed
on the public buildings, hotels, and many
private buildings. The shipping gener*
ally was decorated, and another salute of
100 guns at noon, with ringing of bells.
All the public buildiugs in the city will
be illuminated, together with hotels, the
aters. and private buildings. Fire-works
will be displayed in front of the City
Hall in the evening. Bonfires will be
distributed for miles along the river, on
both sides of the city, and all the public
The following message was sent to
day by Mayor Tieman to tho Lord Mayor
of London
I congratulate your Lordship on the
successful laying of the Atlantic Cable,
uniting the continents of Europe and
America, and the cities of Londou and
New York—the work of Great Britain
scieuce and energy over space, thus unit
ing more closely the bond of peace aad
commercial prosperity introducing an
era i it to tho world's liUtory pregnant
tic Cable.
To Her Majesty the Queen of Great Brit
The President cordially reciprocates
the congratulations of Her Majesty the
Queen on the great International Euter
i prize, accomplished by the science, skill,
land indomitable energy of the twocoun
1 tries, ll is a triumph more glorious, be
cause more useful lo mankind, than was
ever achieved by conquerors on ihe field 1 "la" ,,
of battle Marteus, where addresses were
aud resolutions passed.
and bells ringing, on the track in the
heait ot the eity, all decorated, and mak- i
and at the expiration*] CLEVELAND, Aug. 1*.
said he had much more to say. He left! Orty beflttttifiilly illuminated to-night.
a first rate impression on the minds of Salutes firing, bells ringing, bonfires,
the audience, as the vote on the 12ih of fireworks, and the utmost enthusiasm
v v
with results beyond the conception of the business will be suspended, when all (lie
finite mind. To God be all the praise, i bells in the city will be rung, salute 100
Signed, 1). F. TIKMAN, 1 guns, evening torch light procession of
,1s Mayor of N. Y. City. various civie societies, and general illu
mination public and private houses *on
the river are to be illuminated regatta
by all the club boats.
ri2fkir Yoax, Aug. 17—9 P. M.
New York is beside itself with joy to*
night. All the public buildings, a large
number of private houses, are lighted up
with a brilliant blaze of light. In all the1 City brilliantly iilumina'cd. Gas Coin
city Parks there is a brilliant display ofi p»uy donated 1U0 barrels of tar, wiipeh
fire-works people cheering and cannon are burning at every corner bells in
firing everywhere. Never before was this city, Coviugtou and Ne\vport, riug
there sucb.« «oene of enthusiasm*,.
The Queen's message was received
here at half past nine last evening 100
guns were iired, aud bonfires lighted.)
while a torch light procession was march.-'
ing through the streets the bells ring-]
ing a merry peal all our citizens evinc-1
ing the most unbounded enthusiasm a!
with the gnu.d illumination will take place citi-1
zens, soldiers and firemen will be out in
a becoming manuur to celebralu the great
SYRACUSE, Aug. 17.
The celebration at this place has sur-
occas.on is the array of lo locomotives
of Central Road with their blazing lamps,:
passed in magnificence and enthusiasm A salute of 100 guns was fired from the
anything ever witnessed here before.— i roof of the Asto/House. There waa al
Tbe telegraph, railroad, printing offices,! so a grand celebration at Hoboken, with
hotels, stores, and all public buildings,! salutes, fireworks, &c. Everything pass
and a large number of private residences, ed off quietly and without disaster, save
are illuminated, bonfires blazing, fire
works lighting up the sky. Military ac
companied by music are visiting tele*
graph offices, newspapers and hotels.—
(ho burning,
Citv HalL
,,,, ..- ... ..,1 ti«e broke out at the base of the cupola
he most novel leature of this splendid,
NSW YOEK, Aug. 17.
!n o
iu answer to an inquiry as to when the
grand telegraphic celebration would come
To the Hon. S. C. Rodier, Mayor of Mon
Mayor Tieman to-day sent the follow-i saved. The first floor was damaged Jfrf
Sj dispatch to the Mayor of Montreal, water but not by firoi. V
All the documents were saved. Wings
uuinjured, except by water and violence.
This city will celebrate the event, but
the day has not yet been fixed. We pro
pose that London shall fix the day for
the general festival, that if possible all
the citizens of both hemispheres shall 1 to his boarding house, where he shot
unite in the celebration. You will, of himself fatally. Jealousy #is the cause,
course, receive a seasonable notice. Tho Brooklyn Common^Council last
Signed, D. TIEMAN. night resolved to give a public reception
A similar answer has been sent to! to ^l"- Field and C.ipt. Hudson, for which
other parties, and it must suffice for anx-l Pu,P°se
A large and enthusiastic meeting of this morning, aud will come up to the
the citisen3 and firemen of Trenton met cite$t£igh tide.
at the City Hall at 10 this morning, and
appointed committees to make arrange*
ment for a graud torch-light procession,
bonfires, «fee. His Houor the Mayor be
ing called to the chair, made a very ap
propriate speech, at the conclusion of \y
which tremendous cheers were given for
the successful
completion of
DETROIT, Aug. 16.
The display last eve in honor of the
completion of the Atlantic Cable, sui-
passed anything ever witnessed in De-! Niagara reports that she had a supply
troit demonstration commenced by fir- of poor coal when she left St. Johns,
at sunset bella rung forth their1
ing guns
meny peals bonfires lit up crowded
streets, decorated with streamers and
transparencies public buildings and
dwellings were illuminated torch
ight procession of citizens and firemeu,
headed by the Mayor and city officers,' A thin tic Co. of Great Britain rec
marched through the streets to Campus! ommending them to prepaie another cable
"elivered at once, it was evident that the present
one which iu a short time may transmit
messages as rapidly as au air liue, will
Tho excitement which the receipt of
the Queen's and President's messages 1 to all messages excepting those from the
have produced, never had its parallel in' governments of Great Britain and the
this city. Last night, at miduigbt, a U. S.
meeting was called for an immediate ex-
press,on of rejojemg, and 11, ten m..nites!at
the largest hall in the city was idled to
ovorflowmg. .N umerous bands were dis-
coursing national music until a ate hour.,
ebrate by ammunition. The O^burn
House, the principal hotel, is brilliantly
illuminated. The telegraph office, Rey
nold's arcade, all tho hotels, aud hun
dreds of stores and private residences,
the banks and newspaper offices, are il
luminated from basement to garret. We
are enjoying a daily display of works,
ringing of bells and firing of cannon.
5 O O
ClXCTSSATT, Aucr. 13.
tag. 100 guns being lired.
w i
Cable Demonstration in New York****
Burning of the City Ilnll.
.j.i y0RSj Aug.
The Eb^tiyities last night commenced
at an early hour and lasted until 11
o'clock. Broadway was a blaze of light
from the Battery to Union Park. Bonfires
blazed along the river on both sides, and
also on the slips at Iloboken, Jersey City,
Williamsburgh and Brooklyn. The
streets were crowded with people, aud a
mass estimated at 10i,000 were gathered
to witness the works and other displays.
after the, festivities, of the
About ten mluuJea o,*clocl^ 41
on the CUv
jjaj] fhe
tl imef5 were al first su„p0s'0(1 to
be some
firoworks let off bv residents
of the
From some*cause the flames were
observed, nor an alarm given by the
very welkin ring with their wat«.-l»mmi until ten or twenty minutes
.»n afterward, when the whole roof was
flames. It was not till the cupola had
fallen in, and the third story, which was
used as storage rooms, were entirely de
stroyed, before the flames were subdued.
The second story was also much dam
aged by fire and water. All the princi
pal contents of the Governor's room wpre
Gen. Wm. Walker and Maj. Humph
rey have been in this city for a day tlr
Valentine Gager, a young German
dressmaker, was shot dead last night ill
this city, by her lover, Philip Mongen
hirl. The latter proceeded immediately
ious inquirers everywhere. a committee appointed. Mr. Field came
appropriation was made and
up to the city this morning on a tug. Tho
BWAKK, ., Aug. 1. frigate ^Niagara arrived at the
light ship
Arrival ol' the Niagara.
J^BW Y OEK, Aug. 18.
The U. S. steam frigate Niagara, C&pt.
m. L. Hudson, which assisted in lay*
iug the ocean cable, ancbored off the
Battery at 5 P. M. As the Niagara pass
ed the Forts she w is greeted with the
Natioual salute of 100 guns which was fiiel
therefrom bv the Scott Life Guard. The
which ran short, occasioning the delay.
Mr. Field states that he has not thf
slightest doubt of the cable being an en
tire sucess. By the Niagara off tho bar,
outward bound, he wrote to the Director*
not be sufficient for business until the
first September. The line will be closed
vor of Morse's petition for appropr
for first telegraph line iu the world, de
livered au address to au immense crowd
ift the Park. Speeches were made, halls,
newspaper officers, Governor's residence,
telegraph ofliee, Adams' Express office,
and many private houses were illumina
ted. A tine display of fireworks, bon
fires, flags of Great Britain, America,
Soven 0£l04.k
1 he excitement has continued through jn mnuy parts to night inclu lingthe
the day, and the city has prepared to cil
1. Ihe Ooburu-.
in honor of the working of tho Atlantic» 111 ,1 .11'
1 °c ,/vrw which he had conclu ded, rather than be
telegraph. A saluto of 100 guus was, .. ..
1 n 1 e a i n e o s e o e v e y o w i e o
tired. All the bells in the city rung lor 11 1 i?«
1 i sixty dollars. In a short time atrenoh
one hour. 1 wo bands ot music paraded. ..11. 1 1 1
-1.1 1 mau came to the boat and asked the price
1 he principal streets were crowded dense-1
Iv. hx-Uov. Wallace, who as Chairman 4. /,
of Committee on Post Roads in Congress'
Germany, wore unfurled.
this evening gaily deoked
colors from stemto sten° she receiv-
eJ yrihuo from the Norlh
t|r. 4.ity of Bl.ook)vil is
cu U llL The Cily lillU a4
Capt. Hudson's reception was enthusi
astic the streets of the city were crowu
Bou Holmes had au impediment,^
his Speech—not a stammer, out a stick
ing fast when he wanted to speak quick.
He was a horse-trader on the Mississippi:
went down to New Orleans with a flat-
a _..j :..vi 1 11 .1 t- boat load finally succeeded iu getting
A grand jubilee was held this evening 11.
clear of all his stock but oue inferior ponv,
e lf
\V ,, of the ponv. Holmes worked his lips aud
in 184-', and g»v« Ike casting vote S, h-1 '""J"
s 0
.- 'V*°'U
B,cri ou.ulJ
Ihe frenchman, becoming impatient,
nation .. 7
'I'll give you a hundred dollars.*
"This loosened Holmes's tongue.*
"'That is just what 1 uos guinfeto
This, Mr. Holmes savs, U the first
and only instance in which his impedi
ment was a profit to hint but he lied
about it at that."
TheWohutn Budgtt thinks thero
The Telegraph celebration to-morrow b?en considerable wire pulliug" lately
will be a brilliant athiir. 4 P. M- all hetween England and the United States.

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