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fk Jinnoinc Courier.
R. H. WARDEN, EDITOR.
O i n W A
Wfr Register of the D. M. River Improvement,
J. C. LOCK WOOD—Of Louisa Co.
For Register in the State Land. Offiee,
ANSON IIAUT—Of Johnson Co.
The
Whig and Democratic Candidates
—Their Antecedents.
Wm. McKay, ihe Whig candidate for
Commissioner of (he Deraoine River
Improvement, resides at Fort Demoine,
if
one of the oldest and most estimable
citizens of the Demoine Valley, and if
elected, which we doubt not he will be,
he will fill that important station with
honor to himself and profit to the people.
The best endorsement he could have lies
In the fact that he was elected Judge of
t|ie 5th Judicial District, at that time
strongly Democratic, by a handsome
majority. The more unscrupulous prints
Of the Locofoco party have attempted to
find some Haw in his character, but the
jp&licious darts thrust at him have only
••coiled upon their own heads.
J'' O. D. Tisdale, the Democratic ©audi
'dgte for Commissioner, resides in Davis
eounty. With his political history we
little acquainted, and not being a man
of any note, or having ever distinguished
himself as a friend of the great improve
ments contemplated in this valley, we
can say but litle about him, except that
he bears a fair character at home. Me
owes his nomination, doubtless, to the
fact ol his being one of the famous "ab
equatulatora" who attempted to defeat
ihe election of U.S. Senator.
J. C. Lockwood, the Whig candidate
IR: Register, resides in Louisa county.—
as a membnr of the last Legislature,
and distinguished himself for the ability
and untiring industry with which he at
tended to the interests of his constitu
ents and the State generally. Mr. L.
Ifpuld make an excellent Register, and
llfll undoubtedly be elected.
.*iDr. Wm. Dewey, his opponent, ia
Drill known in this section of country—
perhaps a little too well for his good
He was one of the early settlers of Wa
pello county, and has been first "one
thing and then another," both in occupa
tion and profession. And, indeed, we
•re like Judge Williams, who, on one
occasion asked Dewey, when pleading
•f'the bar, which side he wa«on, wheth
er for plaintiff or defendant? We hardly
know where to pu-t him. When he came
to Iowa he was a Whig, but turned Lo
cofoco, as he himself said, because the
Whigs were in the minority and could
not bestow an office on him! He was for a
while a kind of hanger-on to the Demoine
Improvement, and we believe for seme
two or more years received a fat salary
from the funds for doing comparatively
nothing. After the Improvement had
got below par and the Locofoco man
agers of it had eat up all (he available
lands, and run the State in debt without
doing any work, he "had leave to quit,*'
and took himself off to the West part
of the State, where he has been figuring
fust for one thing and then another, from
District Judge downward. Last August
he was an Independent candidate in Fre
mont county agaiust a Democrat, for the
Legislature, and was elected by profess
ing to be more Whig than Democrat!—
But when he got to Iowa City he found
that "thrift follows fawning" and he was
democratic to the core, voted against the
liquoi law, as also did Tisdale, absquat
ulated from the Senatorial Convention
and got a nomination for Register there
by. His location, in the extreme south
Wfst corner of the State, if nothing else,
VOuld be a great objection to his election.
"Anson Hart, the Whig candidate for
Register of the State Land Office, is a
valued and well known citizen of John
eon county, and will reccive a large vote
where he is best known. Indeed, the
most unscrupulous of the Locofoco party
passes can find no fault with him, either
ae regards ability or purity of character.
iStark H. Samuels, we believe resides
Clinton County, and is a brother of
SamueU 6f Dubuque, the Locofoco
leader in the lower branch of the last
Legislature, The office was too small
potatoes for Ben. to accept, so he turned
it lo accountby getting a nomination to it
fof his brother. With the character and
qualifications of Mr. Samuels tee-*re
unacquainted.
In voting for these officers the pebple
apaa
I O W A
THURSDAY, MARCH 8.
WHIG NOMINATION#.
for Commissioner of the Demoine River
Improvement,
WILLIAM McKAY—Of Polk Co.
JPfP
of this Valley should take into consider
ation the locality and qualifications of
candidates, and if they will btit do this,
we shall have no fears of the election of
the entire Whig ticket.
KANSAS CEJte.
In the Kansas Free State of the J»4th,
we find the returns of the census of this
Territory for four districts, the first,
fourth, ninth and tenth. In the first dis
tiict the whole number of inhabitants is
962 of whom there are farmers, 235
carpenters, 30 merchants, 13 lawyers,
8 physicians, 10) clergymen, 9 editors,
4.
In the fourth district, the whole num
ber of inhabitants is 177*
In the ninth district, the whole num
ber of inhabitants is 86. Of these there
are 0 farmers and 4 lawyers.
In the Tenth District, there an 151
inhabitants, of whom 53 are farmers,
2 physicians 2 lawyers and 1 clergy
man.
The total number of inhabitants in
these four districts is 1,376, of voters,
707. Of the voters, Missouri furnishes
the largest proportion a«d Massachu
setts next.
THE N. Y. TRIBINB.
ApffCt an absence of near a year has
ag.iin made its appearance among our
exchanges. We are much obliged to the
proprietors for their Semi Weekly and
can only make payment for the difference
between our Weekly and their Semi
W
eekly, by urging all who want a first
rate Newspaper to subscribe for the
Tribune. The terras are as follows:
The DAILY TRIBUNE is sent to sub
scribers, by mail, at Six Dollars pet
annum.
The SEMI WEEKLY TRIBPN* is pub
lished on Tuesday and Friday of each
week, and sent to mail subscribers at
Three Do'lirs per annum two copies
for 85 five copies for $11,25.
The WEEKLY TRIBUNE is sent to sub
scribers, by mail, at Two Dollars per
annum three copies for $5 five copies
for $8, ten copies for $12 twenty copies,
when sent lo one address, $20. Sub
scriptions, in all cases, payable in ad
vanee.
For the Demoine Ccsnrfcr.
MR. EDITOR:—The Lodge of Good
Templars, which was irstituted in Dah
lonega a thort time since, by I). H. MI
CHAELS, D. D. C. T., as Eureka Lodge
No. —, is in a flourishing condition.—
The following are the officers for the
present quarter:
Dr. J. C. Ilinsey, W. C. T. Mrs.
M. C. Kimball. W. V. Mr. J. M.
Thompson, P. W. C. T. Mr. J. E.
Gillespie, W. S. Miss M. C. Iledrick'
W. A. S. Mrs. S. E Yaryan, W. F. S.
Mr. N. F. Iiedrick, W. T. Mr. C.
Kimball, W- C. Dr. W. O Yaryan, W.
M. Miss M. E. Johnson, W. A.
Miss M. L. Parrott, W. I. G. Mr. II.
Copeland, W. O. G. Miss M. A. Thorp,
W. R. H. S. Mrs. L. A. Gillespie, W.
L. H, S.
This Lodge holds its regulat meetings
on Tuesday evening of each week mem
bers of the household of the faithful,
when traveling this way shall be wel
eoMji I# a seat with us.
J. E. GILLESPIE,*
W, 8.
City Council.
Oa Monday the Charter election was
held, and the following Councilmen were
elected: A. L. Graves, Jos. Leighton, C.
C. Warden, D. Gebhartand II. B. Hen
dershott. Dr. Orr was again elected
Town Clerk. The ticket we regard as
a good one^nd doubt not but that the
new board will be as liberal as the old
one, who, though they were allowed 50
cents each for every time they met in
Council, have never taken anything for
their services. The three first named
were members of the old board. T. G.
Given and Stephen Osborn were the oth
er two. More work has been done by
the Board during the last year than was
accomplished by the Council in an^
previous year*
CP* The Governor and Legislature of
Wisconsin are at loggerheads with regard
to the recent unjust removal of Prof.
Daniels from the office of Sfale Geolo
gist. The Governor removed him with
out assiguing any reason for so doing,
and the Legislature, in view of Prof.
Daniel's qualifications for the office, have
declared the removal illegal.
EF" The insignia of the know nothings
has at length been discovered. It con
sists of the American Eagle holding in
his bill a FURRINER, by the seat of his
breechee* /.
"""I
1
HP "Manlius" wit received too late
for to-day's paper. .Will appear next
i
THE PROHIBITORY L1QI OR LAW.
It has been represented to us that the
Liquoi^Law is not yet perfectly under
stood by the public, and we have been
requested to again publish the smend
fnents made to it by the Legislature, after
we published it. We do so with pleas
ure, and would, if we were not pressed
for room lo publish the current news of
the day, give the law entire again in our
columns. The amendments to the law
as we first published it, are as follows:
Section first, in the original 6111, read
as fellows:
No person shall manufacture or sell
by himself his clerk, steward or agent'
directly or indirectly, ar.) intoxicating
liquor, except as hereinafter provided
And the keeping of intoxicating liquor
with the intent, on the part of the owner
thereof, or any person acting under his
authority, or by his permission, to sell
the same within the State, contrary to
the provisions of this act, is hereby pro
hibited, and intoxicating liquor so kept,
together with the vessels in which it is
contained, is declared a nuisance, and
shall be forfeited and dealt with as here
inafter provided- Ale, porter, lager beer,
cider and *11 wines, are included among
intoxicating liquors, within the meaning
of this act.
To this section the following amend
ment was attached:
Provided, however, That nothing in
this section or in this act, shall be eon
strued to forbid the making of Cider
from apples, or fine from grapes, cur'
rants or other fruits grown or gathered
by the manufacturer, or the selling of
such Cider or I fine (if made, in the
S'ate) by the maker thereof, provided
only, that t'te quantity sold at any one
lime be not less than five gullons, mnd
be sold and be all taken away at one
time.
Section 13th, which related to the
qualification of Jurors, was stricken out,
and the following section was inserted,
which provides for a vote by the people
and the time at which the law shall go
into effect:
SEC. 18. At the April election to be
holden on the first Monday in Apiil, A.
13. 1855, tie question of prohibiting the
sale and manufacture of intoxicating li
quor, shall be submitted to the legal vo
ters of this State, and at said April elec
tion a poll shall be opened for that pur
pose at the place of election in each
township of each county. The vote on
said question shall be by ballot, and the
voters in favor of such prohibition shall
cast a ballot whereon shall be written or
printed the words "For the Prohibitory
Liquor Law," and the voters opposed lo
such prohibition shall cast a ballot where
on shall be written or printed the words,
"Against the Prohibitory Liquor Law."
The said ballots shall be received and
canvassed by tli* Judges of election in
the same manner as ballots for the elec
tion of officers, and a return of the same
shall be made to the County Judge in the
same manner, and at the same time as
provided for in the election of officers at
the April election. Said return shall be
treated by the county canvassers in the
same manner as returns for the election
of officers, and an abstract of said vote
made upon a separate sheet, slnll be for
warded to the Secretary of Stnte in the
same manner and al the same time as
provided for in the case of abstract of
votes for Superintendent and District
Court Judges, elected at any April elec
tion. The returns of said vote so re
turned lo the office of the Secretary of
State, shall be opened and examined by
the Board of State Canvassers in the
same manner and at the same time as in
the case of returns of election of offi
cers had at said April election. Imme
diately after such examination and can
vass, the said Boaad of State Canvassers
shall make and publish an official state
ment of said vole and if it shall appear
from such official statement of said vote
that a majority of tht: votes cast as afore
sad upon 6aid question of prohibition
shall be for the prohibitory Liquor Law,
theu this act shall take effect on the first
day of July, A. I). 1855: Provided,
however, That those portions of this act
having relation to the election provided
for in this section shall be in force irom
and .after its publication in the Iowa Cap
ital Reporter and.the Iowa Republican.
We also learn that some persist in say
ing that the law does not permit the ma
king, using and selling of Cider and
Wine. This is not so. The farmer cao
have his orchards ane vineyards and
make and sell as much cider and wine
as he pleases, so that he does not sell a
less quantity than five gallons. And
who, we ask, would wish to buy less
than this quantity? Should our farmers
ever have apples enough to make cider
we want a barrel at least. Besides this*
if our farmers could only have fruit
enough to make cider we should not have
to use vinegar made from pond water,
acidulated with poisonous acids and
sharpened to suit the taste with vitriol,
one of the most poisonous drugs extant.
Every bushel of apples raised in Iowa
for the next 20 years to come will bring
a good price, if for nothing else but to
make cider vinegar.
There are many frivolous objections lo
Ihe law which we would like to notice,
if we had time, but we hope that some
of our correspondents who have leisure
will answer them.
CorrespotiiieiKC Ihr N. Y. Ilendd.
FROM MEXH O—LITE AND IM
PORTANT.
The
Regular Jinny Pronouncing A
gainst Santa Anna—Immediate Jld
vemce
of the Revolutionary Troops
under Alvarez upon the City of Mex
ico— Gen. Alvarez' be declared
President Pr Tern.
ACAPULCO, Metftn, Feb. 5:h.
Since the sailing of the last steamer,
we have had nothing but military re
organizations—soldiers fitted out with
new uniforms—formations of regiments
and brigades Ir. fact, 1 doubt. if ever
such a collection of men will ever be
sten for years to come in Acapulco.
Having witnessed many demonstra
tions of rejoicing, and seen many pro
cessions, both religious and political, in
not only this, but other portions of Mex
ico, 1 have yet to see such appontanoous
manifestation as was displayed on yes
terday, at the reception given to the gal
lant old chieflain of the South, Alvirrz
and what is very singular, this is the first
time he has visited Acapulco since the
days of the Spanish Revolution, when
he captured the Castle of Sun Diego.—
The road from the Gariia to ihe Plaza a
distance of one leagu*, was lined on both
sides with soldiery, under the command
of Gen. R-mon Jose Ginsasola.
Al the Garita, he was received by the
civil functionaries, and in pussing, the
different regiments drooped their colors,
the men presented brine and the band
play ed national airs.
On the right rode Gen. Thos. Moreno
and on hi* left Gen. Ignacio Comfort,
and your correspondent, whose feelings
of patiioiit*m, prompte him to add Ins
nute in receiving one whom he so highly
appreciates for his many noble qualities.
Of the numerous triumphal arches under
which he passed, the ono which np
peared lo please him most, had inscribed
on it "Liberty and Justice."
In appearance Alvarez, looks about,
50 years of age, though he if Gl and1
since 1 saw him last, tie careworn ex
pression has disappeared, and a smile of
contented satisfaction illumes the features
of his face from which can be read. "1
have lived lo see my country rescued
from despotism." In the evening a
grand ball was given lo hia honor in or
der to enable him lo receive the'lndies.—
The fitting up of the rooms would have
compared favorably with those of ours
at home. At the head of the ball room,
over the chair occupied by Alvarez, hung
the "stars and stripes" and the fl: of
(he Republic of Mexico, their graceful
folds indicative of sister harmony and it
is gratifying to see the private as well as
public sentiment of good understanding
existing towards the U. S. and hrr citi
zens. It was also pleasing to observe
that ber Britanic Majesty's Consul,
Charles Wilthen, Esq., was present, not
onunitting our own esteemed Consul,
Chas. L. Denman, Esq., who with his
accomplished lady, made the festiral
complete.
In a few days the Chieftain, at the
head of 5,000 troops, leaves for the cap
ital.
The First Brigade will be under the
command of Gen. Moreno, and will take
np its march on the 8th, and 1 cannot
permit this opportunity to escape with a
mere mention of Moreno's name. He
is one of the best military educated men
in this country, and was born in Pensa
cola, Florida. His pedigree is of the
old Moreno's and l)e Sotos—both names
well known in our Southern States as
families of the highest stani^ig and re
spectibility. The General was educated
at St. Joseph's College,Bardstown,Ky.,
and although in the year 1828 he expa
triated himself and became a citizen of
the republic, still does he retain the high
toned chivalric honor and bearing of that
State in which he was educated. Dur
ing our war with Mexico, in all the en
gagements on both lines of operations,
he not only look an active and conspicu
ous part, but has since then took an ac
live service on the frontier. Finding in
his last engagements at Nuesco, Sama
Anna, seeing-his pronunciamenio, which
acompanies this letter, abandoned him
and his entire command, and that no
dishonor could be attributed, he, with
his brigade, composed of nine regiments
Lave pronounced in favor of thai party
which from his position in the army, he
was forced to oppose by military duty
and law until the opportunity arrived
when he could give expression lo his
feelings of patriotism. 11 is acquisition
to the liberal party has already been
strongly felt and from town to town, as
the news arrived have the government
troops pronounced in favor of Alvarez,
which is the funeral knell of the would
be Emperor.
The 2d brigade will be under the
command of that uncompromising offi
cer, Gen. Ignacio Commonfort, any word
in whose favor would be to "guild re
fined gold."
The 3d is to be commanded by Gen.
Moreno, whose laurel* are already fam
iliar to all your readeis.
These brigades are to be reinforced in
Chilpancingo by 7,000 troops from the
State of Michioacan, and. on their arrival
within a lew leagues of the city of Mex
ico, Gen. Alvarez is lo be proclaimed
President of the Republic, pro tem.
As some little diversity of opinion
exials as to who shall be honored with
the next Presidential elevation, I will
merely state that of the following dis
tinguished gentlemen, one will be select
ed. First comes Gen. Ariste, whose
friends desire that he should be permit
ted to complete his term of office. Next
comes Cen. Ceballps, who is alsoan ex
jiMacio Com
quail*
=&=
tied, but whose elevation would meet
with universal approbation.
As lime is rapidly approximating
when a change of Presidency will lake
place, you may rely upon my coir muni
eating the earliest iutelligenoe.
The Law to Amend the Conslltlftftfli
of tho State.
By an act pasted by the Legislature,
and now in force, the question of an a
mendment ot the JConstitution, is to b*
submitted to the people at ihe next gen
eral election, being the first Monday of
August, A. D. 1850. if the people vote
in favor of ampnilingthe constitution then
the Governor shall, on the fmt day ol
October issue a proclamation declaring
the result of ihe election, and that an
election of delegates to attend a conven
tion lo amend the constitution will be
held on Tuesday after the first Monday
in November in said year.
The number of delegates shall be the
same as the Senatorial representation,
which is now thirty six these delegates
so elected at said election shall meet at
the Capital of the Slate on the 3rd Mon
day in January, 1857, and proceed to
revise the constitution. Each delegate
shall teceive $3 per day while attending
said convention and $3 for every twenty
miles travel.
The convention shall provide for the
submission of the constitution so amend
ed to the people, the time lo take effect,
&c..
Thus it will be seen that it will take
nearly four years before our present con
atilution can be changed.
1 he question of submitting the call of
a convention to the people, could noT be
voted on, according to the present consti
tution, before the next general ele.ction,
which is next August »year.-3/f. Pleat
ant Observer.
From the N. Y. Tribune.
SfaTfry Nationalized.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17. '56.
IVti lig'hieou* men in ihe Senate! A
bill passed the Sennte yesterday to pay
(out of the National Treasury) to certain
Indians full compensation for the loss of
a number of slaves—thus recognizing
"tne wild and guilty fantasy" of proper
ty in human flesh. Who saya now that
Slavery is not national?
T,he Senators who voted against this
bill were, Messrs. Braiuerd, Fooe,
Tlanjlin. Fessenden, Seward, Sumner,
Wilson, Gillette, Chase and Wado,
Maine, Vermont, Masachusetts, New
York and Ohio gave no votes for it.—
Pennsylvania gave no votes against it,
both of her Senators, Brodhead and
Cooper, being present and voting Aye!
Degenerate Pcntisy Ivania. No State in
the Union, except it be perhaps Iowa,
tends such unmitigated doughfaces to
the Senate as the State founded by Wil
liam Penn. Coopei is a Whig and Brod
head is a Democrat, yet it is difficult to
say which is the most abject and con
temp'ible. Cooper has the most talent
Brodhead the most vanity. Brodhead
is industrious, and works faiihfuliy for
those he undertakes to serve Cooper
takes no part or interest in the proceed
ings of the Senate and is seldom there,
although his eight dollars a day never
fails. He earned it yesterday. Well,
ten voles to day in the Senate of the
United States against nationalizing Sla
very. Make a note of it, and see how
many there will be next year.
CP** Senator HARLAN has been in the
city some two or three days. He preach
ed two sermons in the Methodist Church
on Sunday, and another one last evening.
The building was crowded to suffoca
tion, and those who heard him speak
highly of his efforts, both as lo argu
ment and diction. We had not the pleas
ure of being present, and therefore give
our information second hand—but if ihe
current opinion be correct, the Professor
has certainly created quite a diversion
in his favor. There is so much preju
dice and misrepresentation in the politi
cal world, that, in order to be ou the safe
side, it is alway s best for the people to
suspend judgment until they can have an
opportunity of hearing for themselves.
Those who have heard Professor II. are
best prepared to say whether they have
been agreeably disappointed. Rumor
longaince prepared us to expect nothing
from him—rumor is now equally active
in magnify ing his merits to the highest
piteb of power and excellence! The
fact is a fair illustration of political prej
udice.—Bfr. Telegraph 20th.
THE M. E. CHURCH PROPERTY.—We
learn from the Western Christian Advo
cate that the controversy between the
M. E. Church, South, respecting the
Book Concern property at Cincinnati,
was amicably settled by the Commis
sioners on the 16th inat., oa the follow
ing basis:
The Book Concern is to pay the
Methodist E. Church South, $80,000,
and the Southern debts, $20,000 in
stock, and the balance in cash—15,000
down, the remainder in installments of
one. two, three four and five years. It
ia understood that the Book* Concern
pays the taxable costs yet due, and thai
they indorse ihe debt and notes of the
aouthern preachers without recourse.
As to all other costs, each party pays
its own.
SHARP.—Prentiss, of the Louisville
Journal, in his paper of the 28th ult.,
gives the following without extra charge.
"The editor of the New Hampshire Pat
riot says he expects to grow fat as long
as he lives." Ah, yes but when he dies
wiM not the Cat be 4n the firft***
ARRITAITOF THE GtORCELAW.
NEW YORK, Feb. 26.
The steamer George Law arrived here
yesterday, with California dales to tlM
1st inst having $l,lU0MJtP in speclo
and 304 passengers. Among the pa#t«
engers is Gen. Echinique, Preaideit
elecf of Peru.
Thirty eight ballots for IT. 6 Senat#
had been had without eHecting *hoicl
The specie by the George JJSW is
principally consigned as follows?
Duncan, Sherman & Co •416,00ty
Adams & Co., $357,000 Wells, Fargo
fc Co $
108,000 Droxell & Co., $101).
000 Metropolitan Bank, $70,000 Wm.
Hodge
ii
Co., $50,000.
The transit of the Isthmus was regi*
larly made from ocean to ooean by Raj|*
road. The formal opening of the liife
would take place on the 20ih.
The Steamer Pearl exploded near Sac
ramento and about eeventy lives
Wep
lost, including Col. Alexander Andersojb
a distinguished lawyer in Nevada, a nft*
live of Virginia, the Caplsin and Mate
of the vess« I and about 20 Chinamei.
53 dead bodies hsd been found and abotit
20 were missing. It is asserted that lit*
Pear? was racing at the time with itjp
Enterprise, but the agents deny it.-**
Both boats were on their way from Sa««
Cnmento to Marysville. A large amoui^
of tressure was on board but was recof^
ered.
The Senatorial question remained
statu quo. 30 ballots had been hr
wiihoui changing the result. The Lei*
islam re passed a bill appropriating $lv»
000 to each member. The Governor
refused to sanction it, but it subsequently
passed the Senate in spite of the Veto Ljgr
a vote of 55 to 21,
i
The papers teem with more than tl£b
average quantity of crime. A man nanjh
ed George Sheldon had been hung $1
Oakland by a mob, and a native Ca$*
forniun and two Chilians suffered deatfl
in a like manner for cattle siealiog, bM
owned lo having committed numeroipt
murders.
Indian hostilities in the neighborhood
of Klemonthe river were becoming alartut
ing. A number of men had been killt
and it is feared there will be s generl
rising among the Indians of the Northt*
The rains had again set tnt math
the gratification of ibe miners. p.
We have dates irom Valpariso to thft
29th ult., and from Lima and Callao lo
the 23d
The U. S.-ship St. Lavrenee wai Oltt
Valpariso.
Gen. GustiH, the new President of
Peru, had i«sued a decree giving freedom
t» all those slaves who had not volua*
leered to serve in the army of Ectfl
moque, the government pledging itself i$
indemnify their owners in four years.
The U. S. steam frigate Su*quehane,
arrived at Valpariso on the 1st oit.
Sidney (Australia) dales are to the 7lh
of December. The'miriers at Ballarfli
were up in arms resisting the colleetitp
of license fees, and a collision betwecp*
them and the military had taken placfc.
A serious riot was anticipated. Trad#
continues exceedingly dull, and go«le
were beyig sacrificed at ruinous prices.
A letter from Acapulco stales that Al
varez was daify increasing in populxrity,
and that in a few days he would leave
there for the capital at the head of 5,009
troops, whic)) would be reinforced l)»
2,000 men in the Department of Mich!*,
oacan.
Business in San Francisco continual
exceedingly dull, llama, fn dry sa|lf*
17c. new butler, 47c flour dull. Galll**
gas, Hc.xal ii Co., quote bacon 15c.
U. 8, SENATORS.—The Legislature
Pennsylvania has postponed the electi(S»
of U. States Senator unt.l October neitft
and that of Indiana is not likely loetfee:
an election. The same may be said pt
Missouri and California. These fac^,
afford a singular commentary upon the
party politics of the day. Four StttWf
are to go unrepresented, in part, simply
because no party is strong enough l»
elcct a man of iisown stripe—and Michi**
gan ia misrepresented by advocates «T
the doctrine of instruction who refuse jjo'
resign! All of the above States are, or
were, strongly democratic previous lo tike
repeal of the Missouri Compromise.-**^
Add to these the election of whiga and
free soilera lo the Senate aud House of.
Representatives from other democratic
States, and we have before us ihe legi^'
mate fruits of ihe ill-advised iueaaup»
commonly known as the Kansas N*
braska act.—Burlington Telegraph.
TUB LAST OF THE DEADHEADS.—4
passenger at one of our railroads tlw
other day, when accosted for the amount
of the fare, replied that he had nothinf
with him except one large bill, which h#
feared the conductor would not be able
to change. The latter, thinking from
the man's .general appearance that ha
could not be very flush, replied that change
would b»» given for any bill he could pro
duce, whereupon the suspicious looking^
fellow handed out an enormoua showbiUt
The conductor, aa in duly bound, polite
ly presented him a cheek, and affeciio^
ately enjoined him to guard againat tho
danger of personal injury during the tri^
—Columbus Statesman..
I U -. WASHINGTON. Fsh.
Mr. Benton lost by the fire at h]a
house the dates and notea for the tecond
volume of his "Thirty years in the Sen*
ate," together with other important do|k*r
uments.
WASHINOTON, Feb. 27.
The election of the city officers
Georgetown, D. C., took place to dayi^
and resulted in the entire success of tht
Jtnow-Nothings.

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