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IL H. WARDEN, EDITOR. O U i W A I O W A THURSDAY, APRIL 5. FOB SALE. I wiH sell on reasonable terms, if applica tion is made soon, the Courier Printing Office. The office has a good patronage in subscription. Job Work and Advertising. The material is all good and much of it new. The assortment of Job Tvpe is large and complete. Tlie following is a synopsis of the vote given at our Township election* For Commisaipnet -William McKay, 138 ©. D. Tisdale, 138 For Register R. lapiotffttMlt. J, C. Lock wood, 136 J^illiam Dewey, 133 For State Register. Alton Hart, US 8. H. Samuelf, 139 .For the Liquor J*»w, Against, U Barrett. Assessor, J. W. Norris, W. M. Day, J. Redenbaugh, i aAoan^sa R. II. WARDEN. 1UE ELECTION On Monday pasted off very Quietly, though the vote was about as large as naual. The Liquor Law seemed to be the all engrossing question, and every thing else but secondary. The majori ty (or the Prohibitory Law, in this Town ship, is rather greater than we had sup posed it would be. Of the Township officers elected 4 are Democrats and 4 are Whigs, and it is said that the ticket elected with the exception of Day, for Assessor, and Fisher for Trustee, is the Know-Nothing Ticket. Be this as it may the regular VVhig and Demo cratic Tickets were left in the back ground, either by the interference of ••Sam" or some other equally as myste rious end quiet a working body. It will be seen that we, individually, didn't get elected Trustee, though we feel highly flattered to think that we not only head ed but also actually lead the Whig Ticket all of one vote! We feel much flattered by it, and return thanks to the "Peoples" for their support. 161 108 TOWNSHIP OFFICERS. Trustees, R. H. Warden, C. F. Blake, A. J. Spauldiaft R. Fisher, J. M. IJeek, •. Eakin, J. Newman, J. Myers, 35 37 113 107 103 112 115 kit 22 115 112 Clerk. JP. C. Jeffries, f. H. Griffith, CewlnWee, i. Gephsrt, l£ Leib, L. J. Reeve, Levi Reeve, William Yasser* J. W. Ireland* H. B. Jones, ft* N. Harlan, f* •4 141 85 26 30 «2 44 111 121 118 The New Goods coming by stacks and pile*. ,J. D. Devin advertises the public of the fact that he has enlarged his store room and is receiving a very fine and large stock, and is determined to sell wry cheap for ready pay. Read his advertisement snd give him a call. &ands is in the market with shelve^ foil of bran new goods, among which the? ladies will find many fashionable Dress Goods, and all he asks is for customers to call and give him a trial. We also see thai Mr. Il&wley is be gining to reccive his usuul large Spring stock, and doubtless has many fine and cheap things for all classes of customers, of which he will advertise the public in due season. A now and large Grocery establish* men! is being opened in Mudge's new store room, and S. Richards ie receiving his new stock. In a few days all of our merchants willb* supplied with larger stocks tban ever before brought here, and all say they are determined to sell goods as cheap as they can be had in the Valley. Wapello County 0M given about 100 majority agahst against the Prohibitory Law. We also learn that Jefferson has given a majority against il We have not learned the vote on the State Ticket ia this county. ENLARGEMENT.—Two mote Numbers will use up the small sized paper we now print on and we shall then renew our former sise, whec we can giro at least a third more reading matt** and greater variety. .. X* V# THE MONTHLIES. GODEV'S LADY'S BOOK for April has come to hand. The engravings are very fine, and the fashion plates are beautiful.1 Plenty of choice reading is always found in Godey'e PETERSON'S for this month contains a fine engraving of "Moses Splitting the Rock" the usual beautiful Fashion plcte and other engravings too numerous too mention. By the war the excellent story on the first page of to-days paper is from Peterson's* Fo# short and pithy stories it excels. GRAHAM'S for this month contains a splendid engraving of "Mary Queen of Scotoma beautiful Fashion Pl*!e, a Piece of Music, and 'Sips from Punch' enough to make the side ache with laughter.-— In this No. is commenced "Mary Stuart, a Romance of History," which will doubtless be very interesting. ARTHUR'S MAGAZINE for April vies with any of its competitors both in ty« pography and literary contents. Arthur'* is always good. EXTRAS.—Extra-eoaches eve filming almost daily on the route from Burlington West. We are often gratified with the sight of two and three extras at a time, loaded with passengers and their baggage -—the result of the" Eastern Railroad con nection with Burlington. If such are the effects now, with all the impediments that have been in the way, what may we expect in a few months hence? Situt ed as wc are on the great thoroughfjre leading West, wc shall be the observed of thousands before the season is over, who are looking (or favorable looation*. Would it not be as well, then, for our citizens to brush up, a little, the different portions of our town? Cleanliness and neatness are great inducements to stran gers, which, combined with apparent evidence of prosperity and progress, will secure to us many a good citizen, whose residence, as yet, is beyond the "Father of Waters." Come, gentlemen, shake yourselves, and put on your best "bib and tucker"— the "good time" ie close at band.—Fair field Sentinel. "Tis the same way here, friend Shew ard. Extras come in by the half dozen nearly every day, and many of the pas. sengers are daily looking for locations in Ottumwa and vicinity. The population of Ottumwa will increase one half this summer, and that of the county a fourth at least We are right at the "head of navigation" and the focus of no less than three Railroads. How can our town help growing.' BOATS.—There now lies OOT WTRTTTF a large N. Orleans boat built by Myers, Davis, & Co., at this place, which they design loading with gra n, and shipping for Orleans as soon as the river raises. Mr. T. C. COFFIN also has built a large boat for Jas. Hawley. Mr. H. designs loading it with Pork and Lard for the St. Louis market More Pro duce is being bought here this spring, and at better prices, than in any previous year. Farmers can do as well if not better by trading here thaa Mjuyr other point on the river. SHADB TREES.—NOW is the time for our citizens to plant shade trees, nothing gives a pleasanter appearance to a town tban to adorn it with beautiful forest trees. All the towns around us are busily en gaged in setting trees around the public grounds, *Bd will be ahead of us if we Jo not wake up. Can't we raise a crowd and plant tree* around our public square? ELECTION IN KANSAS. Weston, March 30, 9i p. M. Pr* Slavery ticket all elected on North side of Kansas river, by one thoueand majority. 4 St. Joseph, Mareb, 90, 9$ r. M. In Burr Oak and Atchisoa precincts, no opposition to pro-slavery nominees. The Abolitionist* withdrew. But tittle disturbance.—Mo. Rep. •, SCHOOL.—The attention of ojpr citi zens is called to the notice for a School in to-day's paper. We learn that the ladies who propose te open the eehool are eminently qualified to teach. NORTH & SCOTT.—Theadvertisement ef this well known firm will be found in to-days paper. St Louis does not con tain a lairer or morejiberal dealing firjn than thai of North it Scott., 17T Our friend LANQSDORF has taken up his residonce at St. Louis, and if any of our merchants wish anything in the Fancy Goods and Jewelry line they will do W6ll to give him a call at 176 Street, near the Virginia Hotel. Main Rutland, Vt, March 87. 8 flf. Phelps, late Senator of Vermont, expired at his residence in Middlebury ye«terday. A I V A O E A S I A Halifax, March 30. The royal mail steamship Asia arrived at this port last night, en route fur Bo# ton. The datetjrom Liverpool are to Satur day, 17th inst., one week later than by the Atlantic. No event of striking importance had occured during the week. Public atten tion has generally centered on the doings of the Vienna Conference which was formally inaugurated on the 15th March. Hopes and fears were about equally bal anced as to the probability of peace re sulting from that conference. From the seat of war, the roost impor tant statement is, that the allies have re opened the fire on Sepa»topol, and with good effect. The Roebuck Committee was still prosecuting its inquiries into the conduct of the war. A maniieBio from the new Emperor of Russia to his army is interpreted as a warlike demonstration. ELECTION OF RAILROAD DIREC TORS. At a meeting of the stockholders of the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad Company held in this eity on Wednes day la«t, the following Board of Directors were elected for the ensuing year, viz: J. F. Joy, of Detroit, Michigan. W. F. Coolbaugh, Burlington Iowa. A. W. Carpenter, J. C. Hall, M. L. Edwards, Blount Pleasant A. W, Saunders, Jesse Williams, Fairfield. Robert McElhtnney, II. B. Ilendershott, Ottumwa. Directors organized by electing A. W. Saunders, Prest. Lyman Cook, Treaa. Oliver Cock, Sec. I Bur. Tel. Oregon Territory. The Legislature of Oregon adjourned on the )st of Feb. There is a general complaint among the Oregon papers of dull times. A Whig Territorial Convention, to nominate n Delegate to Congress, has been called, to meet at Corvalis, on the 8th of April next The Portland Oregonian, of the 10th Feb., says that the steamboats are run ning with good freights, large quantities of which are accumulating along the river for shipment to California, and advises the farmers to sell if they can get a living profit. At the last accounts the Indians were quiet at Walla-Walla. Gen* Palmer, Superintendent of In dian Affairs in Oregon Territory, informs the Oregonian that he has completed an arrangement with the Indians fur the ex tinguishment of their title to alUands in the Willamette Valley. Washington Territory. The following news, relating to "the interests of Washington Territory, is clipped from the Oregon papers: The Legislature of Washington Ter ritory has located the capital at Olympia, the University at Seattle, with a branch at Boisefort Plains, and the Penitentiary at Vancouver. A Democratic Territorial Convention is to be held at Silem, Washington Ter ritory, on the 10th day of April next, to nominate a delegate to Congress, to be elected in June next, fo fill the vacancy of Gen. Joseph Lane. Geo. B. Goudy, one of the publishers of the Pioneer and Democrat, at Olym pia, has been elected Territorial Printer of Washington Territory. Illinois Politics. The Alton Telegraph notices a rumor from Springfield, that Governor Matte son, disregarding the choice of a United States Senator by the Legislature, has resolved to declare that election void, and to fill the vacancy by the appoint ment of Gen. SHIELDS. Another rumor is, that P. B. Fouke, Esq., of Belleville, ie forthwith to issue out a writ of mandamus from the Su preme Court, requiring the Governor to issue a certificate of election to him as Representative from the St. Clair Dis trict. Mr. Fouke will assume that the votes cast for Judge TRUMBULL were void, he being at'.he time a Judge of the Supreme Court, and the constitution re stricting him from being elected to any office during his terir. of Judicial service. The restriction is a very ridiculous one, and should not be suffered to remain in that instrument.—Mo. Rep. THE NEGRO AND THE RAM.—In the Callao (Peru) News of February 10th, we read as follows: "The approaching earaival«eet*on promises to be rich, rare, and racy in its character. Bj reference to our advertis ing columns, it will be seen that a butting match is in contemplation between the steward of the Wild Pigeon and a ram celebr&'ed for his strength and courage. It is aliLtvst uunecessary to add that the challenging party is a colored man.— Some idea of the strength of his skull may be formed from the fact of his hav ing a day ot two since butted in the head of a porter cask, upon which a heavy hammer would make no impression." •CAPITAL' PUNISHMENT.—To be hung around a girl's neek till you are dead, dead, dead. ARRIVAL OF E ATLANTIC. Death of \icholas of Russia onfirm ed—The War to ho Coiitiniud— Alexander Succecds to the Throne —Fighting at Sebastopol—Bread stuffs Bull. NEW YOKE, March 27. The steamer Atlantic arrivedoff Sandy Hook this morning at one o'clock, with regular dates from Liverpool to the 10th inst. The Czar's death is confirmed. Alexander succeeded peaceably to the throne, and issued a manifesto declaring that he will follow bis father's policy, Ilo confirmed Gortsohakoff as INeni potentiaiy to Vienna. Nicholas had re called Meneclukoff, and appututed Gorta chakotf in his place. The allie* had ordered their Generals to press forward the fighting at SeSaato pol, and it was rumored that the Grand Duke Michael (third son of the late Em peror Nicholas) had been iiiled. Napoleon objects to Roebuck's Com mittee of Inquiry into the minner in which the war against Russia had been carried on. Breadstuff's dull and rather lower. NEW York, M*rch 27. The steamship Atlantic left Liverpool at 2 o'clock P. M., 10th inst. 'I he death of the Oz:»r, Nicholas, ia confirmed. He died shortly after uoon, on Friday, March 2d. His death wss caused by atrophy of the lungs, aiter only a few days' sickness. His hst words to the Emprees were, ••leiI Frederick, (the King of Prussia) to continue attached to Russia, as he has hitherto been, and never to forget his father's words.'' It is said that a few days before his death the Czar succeeded in effecting a complete reconnliMtion be tween his two elder sons, Alexander and Constantine, who were at variance. News of the Emperor's death was re ceived in England with every demon stration of joy. In several of the The atres the munngers came before the cur tain, and announced the fact, which was received in most instances with tumultu ous cheering. Some of the people were disappointed that the authorities did not ring the church beil»! At Bedin, the Court placed itself in mourning, and orders were issued for '.he whole Prussian army to wear the sym bols of mourning for four weeks. At Vienna the news caused much agi tation. An order of the day by the Em peror of Austria directed that "in ac knowledgment for service rendered with noble eagerness by ihe Emperor Nicho las, during a lime off unlortunate trials, the Nicholas regiment of Cuirassiers in Ihe Austrian army, should always pre serve that name as a souvenir. At Paris, the Police arrested the Bal lad (lingers for chanting verses disrespect ful to the dead Czar. A telegraph from Berlin dated March 6th states that the Emperor Alexander the Second, who has succeeded quietly to the throne, has issued a manifesto, in which he promises to adhere to the poli cy of his father. The Grand Duke Con stantine and other officials had formally taken the oath of allegiance to Alexan der, and ihe whole garrison wee to do so on the 3d. Ambassadors had been dispatchad to Vienna and Berlin to announce the new Emperor's accession to the throne. A synopsis of Alexander's manifesto is received, via Kongisburg. He declares the welfare of his empire to be his only object that he will endeavor to main tain Russia at the highest standard of power and glory, and aim to accomplish the withes and views of his predeces sors. He hopes the zeal of his subjects will assist him theiein. For several days the rumor was pre valent that the Grand Duke Michael had been severely wounded in an engage ment on the Topraisen river, and had died in Sebastopol of his wounds. This requires confirmation- The deceased Emperor had already recalled Mensch koff from the Crimea, and given the chief command there to Prince Gortschakoff, and the second to General Osten Sacken. It is alto stated that General Rudign has been summoned from the high position he held in the army of Poland, to take the direction of the Ministry of War, in the place of Prince Balgorouska and it was surmised that Gtrerall Bidikoff, the Home Minis ter of the Empire, would be removed. These appointments if authenticated, are of much importance. Immediately on the death ot Nicholas being known in Paris, orders were sent to Canrohert to press on the siege of Sebastopol with the utmost vigor. Of the departure of Napoleon lor the Crimea, nothing addi tional was known. Preparations contin ue to be made. ADDITIONAL NEWS BY THE ATLAN TIC. By the Eastern Telegraph line, we are furnished with the following addilio ual news brought by the Atlantic: There had been more fighting on the Crimea. The French stormed a redoubt during the night, several hundred were killed. There was a strong rumor that the Grand Duke Michael was wounded and died at Sebastopol. A large force of Rusvians threatene Balakla va. The blockade of the Danube is raised. Broussa, with most of the inhabitants, has been deetroyed by an earthquake. A speck of disagreement had arisen between Napoleon and England. Na polean said the armies should not act together if Roebuck'* committee pro eeel*. but it is thought that Parliament Will HH tlit.*olved. D'Ui'Miliief are serious id Ticino, Switzerland. The Belgium crisis con tinues. The King of Denmark is sick* The first meeting of the Plenipotenti aries at Vienna was on the 6ih. Their debatek'had for ohject the fixing the precise meaning of the 3d of the guarantee points. The Russians representatives were not present. Further conferences will be held without delay. General Wedcll left Paris on his return to Berlin. He is said to be the bearer of instructions which would insure the conclusion of a treaty between Prussia and iho Wentern Puwers. The Chamber of Deputies at Stulgart voted 3,000,000 thaler* demanded by the Minister of War, but inserted formal ty in the bill the recommendation to follow closely the policy of Austria. The ratification of the treaty with Sardinia has been exchanged. Accounts from Sebastopol reached Paris on the 7th stating that 50,000 Rus sians threatened the English force at Balnklava. General Rosquet was endeavoring to get his corps in the rear of the enemy, with a view of cutting them off from reinforcement, and becoming the attack ing parly. The weather was very variable, but at the latest date*, fine. A convoy of 24 wagons, succeeded in entering Sebastopol. The firing con tinued on both sides with more or less steadiness. During the night of the 21st, the Russians threw up an armed redoubt in flanks of theffortificaiion of Sebastopol, and on the night of the 24th. was attack ed and stormed by the French. The accounts of the event are directly contradictory. M*nschikoff says the French were repulsed with the loss of 600 men. The French accounts claim victory, with 100 of their men killed.— The French likewise destroyed the works around Malakhoff, but with great loss. The special correspondent of the Lon don Daily News says, it is rumored thai Canrobert has ordered a Court Martial on an officer of high command iu the French army, accused of holding corres pondence with the enemy. The loss of lir» at Broussa by the earthquake, is estimated at 2,000. It is rumored that Schnmyl in conjunc tion wiih the forces of Naid Mohatned will invade the Crimea by way of Anapa, by the sea of Asoff. A daughter was born to the Emperor and Empross of Austria on the 5th. Disturbances have broken out in the Canloii of Ticino. The difficulty is bet ween the federal commiwioas and the citizen* of the Canton. BELGIUM. The political crisis continues, the country is yet without a ministry. ENGLAND. The London Morning Herald says it has most excellent authority^for stating that theEmperor has remonstrated against the committee for inquiring into the con duct of the war, adds that he has said, that in the event of the committee con tinuing to sit, the armies of the two conn tries cannot act together, although they may act for the same object, in orler, therelore, to satisfy Louis Napoleon, without affecting the English people, a dissolution will, it is stated on the same authority, take place immediately. It i9 not known whether Lord Clarendon's visit to the Emperor of France had refer ence to the above matter or not. Lord Lucan hae been denied a court martial. Roebuck's committee is proceeding in their investigation. Apprehensions are felt that another Cafire war is about to take plaee. Gov ernment is taking active irearures to avert it, if possible. New York, The Washington correspondent of the Courier and Enquirer, telegraphs as fol lows: The imprisonment ol Vice Consul Thompson at Havana, will cause seriouv difficulty. Il is understood that the af fair had been considered in the Cabinet yesterday and to-day, and that ojders have been given to dispatch a strong nav. al force to Cuba to demand an explan ation. The town election of Deer Paik yes terday, resulted in ihe election of the K iow Nothing ticket by a large majori «y- At Peekskill they were saeccssful by a majoriiy ranging from 310 to 42! At Mount Pleasant, White Plains, Harrison. Searsdale. &c., in Westrhester county, ^he Peoples ticket was elected. This inoming at the Mayor's Office 33 girls were sent to the Penitentiary on Blackwell's Island for terms from one to six months, as vagrants having been arreeled for street walking. Cincinnati March 24. Th* Democrats of this city nominated J. J. Farren for Mayor. The conven tion passed resolutions denunciatory of the Know Nothings. All the candidates for nomination were required to give as surances that they are not Know Noth ings. The contest between the Know Nothings and old line Democrats is get ting decidedly warm. Ill Mi II Chicago, March 20. The Legislature of Wisconsin passed a new prohibitory law, which does not contain features objected to by the Gov. ernor. The vote upon paeaing the bill was about tw$ thirdf* KANSAS ELECTION. Wo are indebted to Kentlem*fH 6' of this city for the following ri'rfi from a !ett»r just received fruu Ms brother in Ltxing'on. Missouri, utider dale of Mfrch 15th, 1855.—[[Chicago Democrat. "We are having stormy times out here about the Kansas eicctinn. We sup posed ihat the division of the Territories was so that the Northern one should be free and the Southern one slave.— Else, why were they divided at so early a day when one Government would ans wer for both? We expected the aboli tioiiists would trouble us sowewhat, but we had no fears as to the final rciulls as to theiu. "Lately we have learned that Gov. Rse der is against us tinder th3 advice nf the administration Alarmed al his defeat in the free States since the paesage of the Kansas Nebraska bill, it is supposed that Gen. Pierce is trying to recover his po pularity ir the North by excluding slav ery from Kansas. And this has caused the greatest possible exsitement all through thin region. We have our secret lodges all over the State where we raise men and means, and thousands will bf in Kansas from this Slate before the clec tion comes off. ••We are very sanguine. You may ask, cannot slaves be taken to Kanses now? Cerianly they can, but we want some law passed for their proteetion af ter they get there or we shall lose them all. ••At tb* coming election^in Kansas. there is no other question but slavery and anti slavery, and we shall be greatly dis* appointed if slavery does not carry. INCOMS OF THE PANAMA RAILROJI**** The following is an extract from a pri vate letter published in the Cincinnati Commercial: There is considerable to be done beferl the road will be completed. It has al ready cost seven millions, but when it was open to within eleven miles of Pa nama, its income was sixty thousand dollars per month. When the world knows of its eomjrtetion, the income will be very large. The last run of Califor nia and New York passengers brought ihe company nearly thirty thousand dol lars. There were nearly 800 passen gers. They pay twenty five dollars for their fare, and ten cents for every pound of baggage. The tariff of freights is in the some ptoportion. The road is only lorty seven and a half miles long, and you can judge how it will make money. Baltimore, March 30. Th# Isabel, at Charleston, brings Havana dates to Sunday. Much excite ment prevailed at Havana, induced by the execution of Don Ramnn Pinto.— On the 22d the popular feeling was at such a pitch thft the Governor General was severely tensured, since he, upon the refusal of the Minister to sigu the death warrant of Pinto, upon the ground of informality, convened a council of four, and by'his casting vote, the council being equal divided, sealed the fate of the ac cused. The trial of Estrampes and Fe* Iix was to have taken place this week.— Our Consul, Col. Robertson, had insist ed on their liberation, but the. result of his application wa*notknowp when the Isabel left. NASHVII^E, March Z9,9. y The State Penitentiary is in ruins.-— At 3 o'clock this morning e firs origina ted in the Cabinet Department. I he flames spread with great rapidity, and in a short time the whole poition of the building set aside for the different branch es of trade, was a burning mass. The East wing of the main building caught, and was so much damaged as to render useless the cells they were all thrown open, and the prisoners conveyed to the inrlosure inside of the walls. A convict named Connor was smothered. Not a single escape. All the tools iu the dif ferent shops, with all the work, weredes tioyed* JLoss estimated at $100,000* NEW YORK, March 29. Hon. Thos. Woodruff, ex-Member of Congress from this city, and a prominent man in the Know-Nothing party, difd last evening ef paralysis. Collector Redfield has handed Mayor Wood a letter received by him from our Consul at Zurich, per steamer Atlantic, announcing the fact, that the Swiss Gov ernment were forwarding 320 paupers to this port via Havre, and that mere were to follow. The authorities disregard the admonition of the Consul. Th* mailer will, doubtless, receive prompt at tention from our Mayor, when they ar- in* .. Philadelphia, Mareh jft. The express train which left Pittsburg on Wednesday ewning last ran against a rock which had fallen on the track Eatt of Alton. The engine, tender, baggage car and one passenger car were thrown off the track, overturning and completely destroying the engine. The engineer, fireman and brakeman were seriouslv hurt. Twelte passengers were slightly scalded. Yhe train was delayed about four hours. The aecident occurred by neglect of the watchman. WASHINGTON, March at. tfnlon of this morning reiterate* the assertion that the Black Warior af fair is settled, and quotes from the late despatches to the Spanish Minister, which state that the Government is ready to satisfy the damagee in question as soon as a proper account i* preeented aadi-