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f^c ^finoinc Courier.
ft. tt. WAfcDfeN, EDITOR.
U S A Y U Y 1 2
Candidates will be announced under this head
lor $2 invariably in ad ranee. No (tame will be
inserted till lliis fee is paid.
JTo the Voters of Wapello Oovnty
•lection, for re- election lo the office of
Count} Judge.
a i
Mm. WAHDEN: You will please a
•fiounce me in the Courier, as a candidate
"for the office of Treasurer and Collector
^%t the ensuing Augus. election.
Yours,&c., PETER KNOX.
July 3rd, 1855.
TO the Voters of Wapello County.
The undersigned announces himself as
a Candidate, at the ensuing August elec
tion. for the office cf Treasurer and
p. I state for the information of
the public that I do not belong to the
Know Nothing party alias American
1 hereby certify that the foregoing stale
tnent was subscribed and sworn to be
fore m* 4us 11th day of Jul A. D.
1855/ N.C.HILL,
Juiticc of the Peace.
Trouble in the Camp.
It is amusing, indeed, now a days, to
•ee the manccuvering and caucusing
that is going on with the Locofoco clique
who endeavor to rule the Democratic
Jbarty of Wapello county, and at whose
^eck and nod the "uuterrified" who do
not reside in Oltumwa, are compelled to
ceme up to the rack "fodder or no fod­
The last week baa bean a busy one,
with the aforesaid body of wire pullers
and no effort has been spared by them
lo secure Township delegations lo the
county Democratic Convention that will
fee right on the Sag Nicht question.—
^e have heard of the mission of one,
heretofore disappointed office seeker,
.'•he has been travelling over the county,
40etting the Democracy right, and bela
goring all who dare to entertain Ameri
can sentiments, or contend for the eco
end faithful administration of
ijjfcur county affairs. Others have, no
i}oubt, been sent out on the same errand
^|ind from this time on, until after the elec
tion, the people may look out for visits
^from a great many such very patriotic
gentlemen, who will be sent around to
"Hell them how to vote
Ii is strange that men will become so
infatuated, as to think that the name of
Democracy will hold the people so spell
Ibolind that they cannot see what is for
jgfheir own interests But this sime
clique has so long ruled a majority of
tMWhe Democratic party of this county,
J|hat they seem to think the charm will
^jfjevei break. But they reason without
their hot. The once potent watch
word of Demociacy, can beguile the peo
ple no longer. This Locofoco clique
tnay drill, and drum up all the faithful of
the party that can be found they ma}
make touching appeals to once true and
tried friends of that defunct party* they
(nay labor from dewy morn till eve,
from this time on till the August elec
tion, and it will avail them nothing.—
-They cannot foist upon the people of this
«ounty a set of men who will serve
party interests instead of working for
the public goagj. They may cry out a*
gainst Knew Nothings—while they at
,4he same time are holding tecret Sag
INicht Councils—but not even this will
Convince the people of this county that
the public weal should be sacrificed for
fMurty interests. Not a bit of it. They
laave had their ejre» opeofd too far for
A great a4o ie eewfcefaf fnwle in the
country about the Democracy in Centre
Township having all deserted the Amer
lean party This is all humbug. If
jp. few disappointed office-seekers see
Y*i to leave the American party what
^'tMrm does it do. Who loses anything
it? Not the party, surely. And if
are any more who have joined
JkhM party with a view of making it the
-4eteppiog-etone to office and preferment,
^|t were well that they too should retire
^fend give place to men who seek only
their country's good regardless of pecu
niary benefit to themselves. All kinds
**ff stories, hatched up in Sag Nicht
Jsouacils in Ottumwa, will be set afloat
the country, and the people may as
ji jvali ha on their guard for (hem
would seem that the county is grow
^6ng rich too fast lo suit these Democrat
gentry. Judge Osburn and his asso
ciates in office, have managed our coun
jjv affairs too well to suit them. The
4|oanty was in debt some ten er twelve
7||ioasand dollars when they came into
office, which debt has nearly all been
paid offj and the County Judge is now
building a very commodious and respec
table Court House, and which, if be is
jjgaij elected, will be completed and jpaid^
l.ro-per.ljr more 11,.° lb. Den.ocr»tlc
clique of Ollumwa can stand.
Well, let them work. hey may
now. Altd no matter how great the
The undersigned announces himself I
endive, a! the .'n.iung the Sag
1 he people know who has administer-j
advantage, and they know who to vote
fot without any dictation from party
j, i r-
I3T Our nclghttof ttf the Bdttyvffle
Free Press af:er lauding Eddyville at a
great rate (which is all right,) says:
••The stqge company ore about to
cross the river at thi* point, abandoning
the crossing at Ollumwa becausc the rout
is not practicable. Eddyville is the
place to cross the Demoine River to go
west circumstances may fora time throw
travel upon a different route but tha trav
elling public will learn at last that it
'does rot pay' to fight against nature."
Some "dead head" has been pulling
the wool over the editor's eyes about
the stage company crossing at Eddyville.
fhey have no notion of travelling 30
miles to get to Albia, when it can be
done in 24. Thto agent of the company
hasn't heard of any such arrangements
as yet! And those "circumstances,"
(such as the B. ii Mo. R. Railroad,) will
make this the permanent and main cross
ing of the Demoine to all the country
west. Eddyville is a good crossing, but
it is too far out of the way.
we anticipated, have sent in their adver
tisement this week. Accompanying the
manuscript was a splendid pair of kid
gloves for our "better half," and a tine
silk cravat for ourself. Now that is
what we call "doing the agreeable."—
And what better way is there of having
your goods recommended than by send
ing the editor a sample? We profess to
be a judge of these articles, and can rec
ommend them to the public.
S. A G. have a large and varied stack,
and as they believe in the nimble shil
ling principle, they deserve, anL will,
no doubt, soon receive an extensive
patronage. Gij?c them a cail,ladies and
The Circus is Coming!
Aid Young America is on np-iorn
bout it. The tremendous exploits to be
pertormed will be a constant source of
conversation for them from now till the
28th, and for months after. Well, the
boys must have something to talk about,
and the wonderful show-bills posted a
round town will do as well as any thing
else. The Circus will draw a crowd no
doubt. For particulars sea their adver
t3T Parents and others having chii
dren to school, are requested to read
the card of Misses Hornby and Street.
Miss Hornby has already taught one
term in this place, and as far as we have
learned has given universal satisfaction.
Miss Street has never taught before, but
from our acquaintance with her we are
satisfied that she is fully qualified and
ivill make a popular teacher. There is
no need of sending children abroad
when they can be taughl as well at home.
BP* The Wheat crop, in the whole
Northeast p*rt of this county, is almost
au entire failure, the chinch bug having
nearly destroyed it. We also learn that
the bugs have commenced on the corn
in that section and are literally eating
it up. Some fields of corn have been
ploughed up for the purpose of stopping
their ravages. In the Southeast corner,
and on the Weft side of the Desmoines
the crop will probably be an average one.
%W Mr. liawley ia making prepara
tion to build an addition of 60 feet to his
store room, two stories high. The up
per room he designs finishing off for a
public Hall. A good idea that, and one
that will *'pay" well.
fST We hope that our subscribers wflt*
lose no time in remitting us the amount
that we sent them bills /or. We wish
them to understand that we WANT IT and
that they ought to pay it.
17 Young men wanting employment
are referred to the advertisement of C.
W. Derby &, Co. The employment
they offer i* both pleasant and pro&table.
The brick-work on Sands' and
Dr. Wood's three story block of build
ings has been commenced. This buil
ding will be an ornament to our place.
BP* PARKER has removed hia shop.—
Persons who wish tailoring done up
scientifically will please recollect that his
shop is now on 2d street.
17* Read the Foreign Ne#i.
I I ^rn ITT I ri fiUMiM
fingers itch when they think of it.—j this city of the abstraction of large sums
Hence their great effort lo crush and de-1 of money at this point from letters re
feat Judge O.bora anil the American'™'"11 for distribution from all quarters,
for the present Fall, without any incrcsiffi' trwt Kobbfry ID tllf* I*OSt OlDff by l&ttktc Prison* as his father would biiil
of tho people's taxes. Thin state of|
l,orl e8Sl 80Ut an
rant and rave, and attempt to make the mount of three thousand dollars which
people swallow it down that they are I had been forwarded from an Illinois Re
acting from disinterested motives, but town about :hrce months since. The
amount of money abstracted altogether,
they cannot do it. Old I-ugy Ucofucoj
isrn is at a discount in Wapello county between fifteen and twenty thousand
It will be recollected '.hat some months
Nicht party here, it will avail nothing jince, throogh the ngency of that inde
... .. fatigable police officer, A Man I'mkerton,
wi the people outside of Oltumwa.—
of money, in one case to the a
u u csllmalcd
n^gtona a nephew
ed the affairs of the county to the most arrested oil charge of abstracting money
It might here be added, that Dennis
ton's business in the office was what is
called ''piling," that is he piled the letters
for distribution as the were taken from
the bags, and a man who stood by him
distributed them to the bags destined for
various points. Chicago being a distrib
uting office, a vast amount of matter from
the East and West is resorted here, and
is taken from bags which are not open
ed at any other point. For instance,
letters and packages from Galena,vor any
other western point destined for the East
are put into bags at Galena, which are
not opened until ihey reach here. They
are redistributed here, and the bags for
various points in which they are placed
are not opened again till they reach New
York or the points for which they are
destined. The Departmental Washing
ton of course was led to suspect, from
the fact that matter which had been
mailed at Galena and other places, and
distributed here, never reached its desti
nation, that the depredations were com
mitted in this office, and directed Mr.
Pinkerton to devote his whole attention
to ferreting out the thitf. The result
was the arrest of Denniston after a very
laborious but indefatigable investigation.
Having received information that his
man intended lo leave the city on Sun
day, Mr. P. proceeded to hia boarding
house on Monroe street, on Saturday
morning, and arrested Denniston, who
appeared greatly agitated. He took two
gold dollars from his vest pocket when
arrested, and threw them away, proba
bly under the impression that Mr. P.
had "spotted him" like he had his
brother, by marking a gold dollar and
placing it in a letter. Upon searching
his writing desk, $100 in gold and $35
in hills were fonnd. Six dollars was
foun] in a wallet. Behind a picture of
the Virgin Mary in bis room, between
the wooden back and the picture, $1,403
in Eastern bills were found. Behind a
picture of an Indian warrior, concealed
in the same way, were $1,000 in East
em bills. Behind a picture of "High
land levers,*' $900 was found. In a
daguerreotype of his mother, $300 was
found, viz., six $50 bills. In all the
sum found amounted to about $3,800.
A short time since the Denr.istons,
who had came to the city very poor,
purchased a valuable farm for their father,
and it is thought have been investing the
fruits of their robberies in other ways-
On Saturday, after arrest, Dertniston
owned up to the abstraction of the monej'
to the Postmaster, and to Wm. J. Brown,
Esq., the agent of the Department. He
says he never stopped to read the letters,
but tore them up, or destroyed them in
some other way as fast as he took them.
Mr. Pinkeiton desires us to say that
persons failing to receive money which
had been mailed to them, can write him,
giving date of letters, description of bills,
and the place to which the letters were
directed, lie can undertake to find no
money of which he does not get a des
Messrs. Prussitrg & Wadsworth have
identified $200 of the Rocfcford Bank,
mailed by them.
De nniston is quite illiterate, being not
mote than able to perform the duty which
was assigned him in the Post Office,
which' was reading the addresses of the
letters, and so plaeing them that the dis
tributor could see to distribute them in
their respective bags.
We learn that he told Mr. Brown that
all he wanted was to have the amount of
his bail fixed that be would never go to
$*1*™ ^0 I»OSt faster. jhim out. If that bai! is fixed at *2,500
n For soinc months back repeated com or $3,000 for an offence, the punishmen,
mai)e hc )eparl bic
ment at Washinpion to the I 'dbi Oflicc in a* it was in Ins brother's case, it may
safely he presumed he will never go to
prison, lor no doubt he has stolen enough
to save himself and have a little over be
•idee-— Chicago Democrat.
he robbe-
ties have not been of small but of large
nol fa borl
mor, on
^r.eq.,a joung man oameu 1 erry lien
of the Post Master was
Irom tlie mails. lie was held to bail in
the sum of $2,500, which was procured
by his brother, Theodore 1'. Dennis'on,
who made a pretence of going eust to
procure the sum from his relations, but
it is since thought, obtained it here, hav
ing probably stolen from time to time,
more than sufficient to pay that sum.—
Perry Denniston has never appeared
since he was bailed out and probably
never will. Since the arrest and exam
ination of Perry, the robberies have
rather increased than diminished and of
late became so frequent, and of an ex
tent so alarming, that the Department at
Washington sent on word here that
somdhing must be done and that speed
ily. Accordingly Mr. Pinkerton was di
rected to make. investigation into the
affair, which lie commenced by a genera)
surveillance of all the clerks in the office
numbering some forty or fifty. After a
while hu su5p:cions rested upon Theo
dore F. Denniston, brother of Perry, and
nephew of the i'ost Mas er, who wiih
a salary of only $500 per annum, was
living in a very expensive style, frequent
ing Young America, houses of ill fame
in fact, establishments of all kinos where
pleasure was to be puichased. For a
bout two months, Mr. Pinkerton kept a
strict watch on his man, and for the past
two months he scarcely ever left him.—
lie followed him to all his haunts d:s
guised in various ways
He slept un­
der the beds in houses in which the
young man was staying. In fact he dog
ged him so closely that every action of
his was laid open to hitr.. In a short
time he found that Denniston was en
gjged in exchanging money at various
brokers officcs in the city. On Tuesday
last he exchanged $405 at Morford Bro's,
$195 at Huntington & Go's arid other
sums at other establishments, amounting
in all to $l,dl0, which was the extern of
but one mornings plunder.
|, i. i„ ,he IWntiary,
The Indiana Canal War Again.
A letter from Terre Haute to the edi
tor of the Evansville Enquirer, dated
June 30, states that the Lunge Creek
Reservoir was cut by the' Black Boys"
on the previous night, but that the cut
was discovered in time to save the water.
The letter concludes:
company of from 10 to 20 true men
are now leaving (1 i o'clock
M..) thi!a
place for the seat of war, and, it is hoped
will reach there in time to stop further
depredations. Major Tim Dowling loft
this morning for Indianapolis to report to
the Governor. More trouble is antici
J. W. Woon writes a letter to
GAVITT, Sheriff of Evansville, concern
ing the work, trial and discharge of such
of the (May Co. rioters as had been ar
rested. YVe quote the most interesting
part The date is, Terre Ilaute, June
29th, 1855i
The trial of the persona arretted in
Clay Co., came off )esterday, and, as
we predicted, though the State proved by
two witnesses that several of them were
guilty, the defense had no difficulty in
proving an alibi, or in convincing the
Court that these two witnesses were un
worthy of belief.
Some forty persons were examined,
living in the vicinity of these outrages,
and in the neighborhoods where the men
who have done the work must have come
from, yet every man swore that he never
had any knowledge that i was to be done
nor did he hive any idea who did it.
When an alibi could not be proven,
(and it was impossible in some of the
cases to find a pretext for it.) they resort
ed to impeachment, anu it was no hard
task to convince a (.'lay county justice,
that any evidence establishing the guilt
of the parties was unworthy of belief.
Thus has ended in a legal farce, the
last effort which (it is hoped) the State
of Indiana will ever make lo bring an
offender against the law lo justice in
Clay county.
The State has exhausted every effort,
through the authorities in Clay county,!
to protect publ*c or private property, and
it has hereafter to be at the mercy of an
unprincipled and irresponsible mob or
the Slate must find some means to arrest
offenders and take them out of Clay
county for trial.
Alter ihe adjournment of Court, Capt.
John Osborn addressed the crowd in a
highly inflammatory speech, denouncing
the Governor, the military, and the proc
lamations, in measured terms, and saying
but for his efforts, and those of a few
other "law abiding citizens," in restrain
ing the people, the flower of Evansville
would have been trodden beneath the feet
of Clay, or drowned in blood—or thrown
in the canal.
For the Demoine Coartor.
At a regular meeting of ihe I. O. O. F.
held in their Hall in Ashland on the 1
day of June, 1855, the following pream
ble and resolution*" was adopted:
Whereas Death having enleret1 the
family of Bro. WILLIAM HAMILTON on
the 31st day of May, and rerroved there
frm his wife, NANCY HAMILTON,
in the 45th year of her age, whose vir
tues and Christian principles have en
deared her to all with whom she associa
ted,—and in testimony of our hi«h ap
preciation of her worth, and the sympa
thy we feel toward eur brother and his
bereaved family, be it,
Jiesohed, That, in the death of Sister
Hamilton her husband has been bereft
of an affectionate Companion, her Chil
dren of a kind and Sympathising Mother,
the chnrch of a devoted and consistent
Member ea4 Community of it netful
Htsolved, That we ever strive to im
tate those Christian virtues which adorn*
ed the life of our departed Sister.
flesolvcd, That we extend to Brother
Hamilton and his bereaved family our
Sympathies in this hour of trial and af
fliction, and that we would ever urge
them, to imitate her virtues that they
when dene with Eifth may meet her in
Resolved, That these resolutions be
signed by the N. G. and Secretary of
Lodge No. G8 of the 1. O. O. F., and a
copy be furnished the flemoint Courier
for publication.
jy The democracy of Jefferso*oeen
ty held a convention, at Fairfield, last
week. Each of the delegates was re
quired to define his position on the
Know-Nothing question, and was made
to declare that he was not, and never ex
pected to be a member of that organiza
tion. Each candidate for nomination
was also required to pledge himself as
a man of honor, that he is not now, and
will not be durir.g his term of office a
member of any secret organization, com
monly known as Know Nothing. Won
der if the same requiremtnts will be ia'
sisted on at the Convention here on Sat*
urday next? If they are, there will be
one candidate who is prepated for it.—
Cartrighi is determined to "come ia" on
the party some way and he has taken the
matter in time, this year.
GT Governor Pric», of New Jersey,
has offered himself as a candidate for the
Presidency. Who next?
The fine steamer Lexington, one of
tbe Louisville and St. Louis psckeis,
was blown t3 atomc*yesterday morning,
near Stephensport, Kentucky.
The packet Baltimore has arrive
from the scene of the wreck, with
officers and passengers of the ill fated
steamer, including Capt. Throop and Mr.
Davidson, the first clerk, both wounded.
The Captain thinks not more than thirty
five were killed. About 100 persons
were on board, and but one escaped un
injured except the Indies, who were all
saved unharmed. The accidont occured
at 3 o'clock on Sunday morning. The
boat and cargo are of course a total loss.
Tie Steamer Lexington.
Lomsvai E, JRTLVS.
The Lexington left St. Louis on Thurs
day evening, and the catastrophe occur
red nbout 4 o'clock or. Sunday morning,
and about four miles above Rome, In
diana. The forward part of the boat
and back to the wheel house was literal
ly torn to pieces, and the three boilers
hurled entirely out of the boat.
The scene was awful beyond descrip
tion. The air was filled with the shrieks
of the wounded and dying confusion
reigned supreme. The boat was almost
immediately in flames, and general des
truction seemed inevitable. Just at this
this time a wood boat made its appear
ance and was soon alongside. Directly
the steamer D. A Given, Cant. Wood
commander, ftme to the re&cue.
Hud it not been for this timely assia
tance, most of those who escaped must
have perished in the flames or have been
drowned in the river. The list of kill
ed and missing, wounded, and saved, as
nearly as we can state it, is as follow*:
Killed and missing 13 wounded and
scalded 20 saved unhurt 33.
[From the Buffalo Exprcst, June25.]
The Ulan orcr the Falls of Niagara,
The fact that a man went over the
great American Falls, during Saturday
afternoon. Was communicated by tele
graph the same afternoon. We have
since received the following letter from a
NIAGARA FALLS, June 23—10 A. M.
Another mao over ihe Falls 1 Bach
man, at the Grist Mill, a few rods above
the Cataract House, saw him from the
rear of the mill, coming down in a boat.
His oars were hanging in the row-locks
and he was sitting wiih'his arms folded,
screaming for help. Mr Bachman call
ed lo him to seize his oars. A few welt
directed strokes would have brought
hin. to the shore but on he went, until
he came opposite the back piazza of the
Cataract House, where the boat capsiz
ed. He wae seen to come up once and
throw out his arms. Mr. B. says he
wa» a young man about twenty years old.
The probability is that the poor tellow
all done in a moment—a struggle, a
shriek, a plunge, and a soul went home!
It was all done in a moment—but it told
upon Eternity.
having by some inean3 that will never be was made to storm Sebastopol The
explained, found himself in the rapids, English troops attacked ihe Redan and
became paralyzed with honor, and was
ffew Ton*, July 9.
There were three deaths in the city
yesterday by sun stroke. The heat has
somewhat moderated.
At a meeting at the City Marshal's
office last evening, it was announced that
a close estimate of the returns showed
the population of the city to be 750,000.
'i he anti-Maine Law meeting in the
Park last evening was attended by eight
or ten thousand persons. Ex Mayor
\lickee presided, and speeches were
made by Gen. VValbridge, M. (3., Capt.
Rynders, Judge Morton, 8. B. Shep
pard, and other political inen.
Mayor Ilall, of Brooklyn, has issued
his official proclamation touching the pro
hibilory liquor law, pointing ou*. th«r du
ties in the premises and states lhat the
law can he and shall ba enforced, and
that he shall hold the police department
to a strict performance of their duties.
N K W Y O K Jun». 30.
In the Doited States District Court to
day, Mr. Fabens was discharged from
arrest in eonsequt-nce of the non-ap
pearance of Col. Kinney.
Mayor Wood has received from the
American Consul at Leipsic a communi
cation from the National Secretary of
Emigration of that city in whieh it is
admitted that paupers and criminals have
been plentifully shipped to this country
by European Governments, but Saxony,
it ie elaimed, is frea from the imputation.
CF" Wo yesterday, says the Cincin
ati Commercial, conversed with a gentle
man who has just returned from an ex*
tensive tour through Indiana and Illinois
who did not confine himself to the rail
road routes, lie informs us that crops
of all kinds every where wore a good
appearance, and promised an abundant
yield. The wheat harvest had conr
meneed in (he southern counties of Illi
nois and Indiana. The grain wae heavy
and of good quality.
On this cheering subject we find the
following notice in the Louisville Courier
of yesterday, handed to us at 4 P. M.,
by the Express of ABAHS & Co,
-—We have information by letter, and
through friends, from all sections of the
State, to the effect lhat there is cvery
reasonable prospect ofaharvest unparall
eled in the history of Kentucky. Every
species of grain has grown with tbe
greatest luxuriance. The orchards are
bowed down with (heir fruitful loads.—
Ilemp promises to be a fine yield, and
the tobacco will be far better that last
Mies Checked at Sebastopol—Immenst
Slaughter—Three Thousand Eng
iish killed, including Seventy Offi
HALIFAX, July *.
The Royal mail steamship America,
Capt. Lang, arrived here yesterday af
ternoon, and will be at Hoaton at an ear
ly hour on Friday morning.
She brings dates from Liverpool to the
23d of June, later than received by the
The news is scanty but highly im
The Allies had met with a serious
check before Sebastopol. Oi: the 18
of Jui-e the French'and English respec*
jvely at ack the ilakofT ai Redan
lower, tut were both repulsed with great
Details could nol be looked for beyond
the rnd of June, but in the mean time
private advices of the most serious "des
cription were agitating the public mind.
According to one account, the British
loss alone was not short of 3,000, in
cluding am )ng the ki led Gen. Camp'-ell
and upwards of seventy other oflicers.
Contradictory rumors prevailed, and the
above is thought lo be somewhat cxag
In the British Parliament, Mr. Roe
buck, had moved a vote of censure a
gainst the Ministry.
A large French loan wa? to he im
mediately negocinted.
Co.ton—All qualities have consider
ably declined. Lower qualities hive
declined most i a $ penny. Market
dull with declining tendency. Sales foi
the week 21,000 bales little demand
more sellers than buyers
Flour market unchanged limited busi
nee? at premium rates.
Wheat market unchanged. LimUed
at previous rates. Corn declined Is. 01.
\Veat!:er very ftiorable to agricultural
Money is easier. Consuls for money
are quoted al 90J.
Gortsclmkoff confirms the successes
of the Allies in the Sea of Azoff, but says
they were anticipated, and that resist
ance Is now ihe Russian policy. He
also says the grain destroyed was private
property, and that the army supplies are
not materially affegied.
Preparations were making for a boat
expediiiou up the river Don.
In Asia the Russians had advanced to
wards Keil, and are also staieJ to have
taken Anapa, and to have ma le an uu
successful a tjck against Kars.
unable to use any exertions to prevent his were repulsed with grea' loss. Pelissier
awful fate. "Who can imagine his emo- |sa», lhat although the troops had shown
lions as he neared the iatal precipice, the greatest ardor, and had gained a fool
whose roar sounded like a death knell in j„g jn the Malakoff tofcer, he was ob
his terrified ears, or the mad delirium iiged to order their retirement. Tin
that seized upon him at the thought of parallel was tfftcted in order rnd with
certain and terrible destruction. It was
HALIFAX, July 4.
The North Star ruriveii out on the
20*h of June. On June 18th an aiiem| I
French the Malakoff i'ower, but
molestation from the ent mv.
Private accounts represent the slatight
er on all sides to have been immense.—
The loss of the British alone being plac
ed atk4,000, including Gen. Campbell,
Col. Yale, Col. Spadforth and others.
Great losses were occaeioncd by the
springing of mines by the Rusfcians, and
during the attack the Russians are said
4o have re-captured the Mamelon which
had been taken from them by the Al
An attempt had been undertaken a
gainst Perekop by the Allies.
Admiral Barnes, wiih a squadron of
fifteen steamers had left Kiel.
In the British Parliament a proposed
vote of censure against «he Cabinet, to
whom the vole of the Roebuck Commit
tee charges some of the disasters, created
some excitement. Sir E. L. Bulwer
replied, calling for administrative reform.
Passed the Commons unanimously.
The Legislature has been convoked
for July 30th, to negotiate a new loan.
The Emperor had been ill for iwo
days, anJ ihe French funds fell two per
cent., in consequence. lie had recover
In Holland extra e*timalee[had been vot
ed for the re organization of the Navy.
The Austrian army was being greatly
The latest dispatch says the Ru'iians
had successfully attacked the batteries of
Cotton dull and considerably lowmr.
The week's business was only about
21,000 bales, 4,000 of which were spe
BREADSTURRS.—The fine weaiher kepi
markets quiet and prices were steady,
except for eorn, which declined Is 6d.
Western Canal Flour 4&s. White wheat
s Gd to 12s 4d red lis to 11 0d.—
White corn to frls 9d mixed 49*
to 40s Gd.
Beef in moderate demand Prices fum,
Bacon quiet. Pork—More inquiry and
prices firm. Lard is better demand.
London markets generally quit. Iron
in good demand. Consols VHi|o90 7 8.
American Securities active and improv
The steamers Kentucky and Prairie
State were lying a short distance above
the Boat Yard, in the lower point of the
river. On Sunday morning, about 9
o'clock, tho Kentucky took fire from the
stove pipe, and both boats were speedily
consumed. The safes were saved.
No property lost.
The wiud blew hsrd, and the Prairie
Slate was in foiition to catch the
[allies press (fiooiis £r.,
Through by Railroad 1
Way Styles Dress Goods, Bonnets Ac.
ICH Sir.K BONNF.TS—Bdgrade. C.i«»,
V ami col'd f0 cth to ?1 f*),
Huuriet Frames and Crown#.
Hoys JeriDy Lint! Hats.
Mens Fine Silk, Jo. Corrugated Bite
MITI and Boys "Wide Awnlkes," LegfajjML
Dress Goods:"
Solid Color Bareges.
All Wool de Lainet.
Ginghams. Prima 7 to 10cLi,kx., fee.
Cords, Denims, Bine DHOs.
Sheetings,37 inch, ti 1-1 to 1U cts.
Ladies Ca-ir ikiuts. Kid I^uskins, Shippers,
1 ine Queensware in Sets, Casters.
Ottumwa, May 31st, 1N65.
Mill SawsG 1-2 feet. Cast Steel and mm moo.
Call at the READY PAY STl
"Small Profits—Large Sales!'?
e a y a y
N11 in aily ilmiMrd llir capacity of
our Store Room ami Warehouse, anrl npa
ring no pains or exnens? in buying our CooiU
from Importers ami Manufacturers, ami their
Agents i:i the Eastern Cities, we oflfcr them Jar
CASH or PRODUCK (nol the promise of
ther) at LOW rulers.
Unlet.—Heady I'ay, no old or Auction goods,
a ?mall profit on everything, a large one on
nothing—no per centaur to cover collect ions
or lo*M»l»y bad debts. If you can sttt Mofttft
buy tt us.
I E S &
Ci OTHS—Twil'd and Plain, B'ack. idu« fc
Brown. Casiimeres—French and English Uee
skifls and l'ancy. Satinets—Fancv ic Hisin,
50c to $1. Vesting!—Satin, Silk, Marseilles,
&c., &c.
Rich Dress GoodM
Paris Itohes, C'lialli Hurries, 1'i iiiledJc barM
JaconeU L.'.wns, Mk and whit- and fanev* tMifc
warp Alpacas, Canhinere's. Poplins.
Prints, Ginfthaibi, Drills fee.
Prints &. Gingham*, rich strles fast colors,
a very large stock and greatest variety.
Curtain Muslins—Rich patterns. Curtain
Plate, solid colors (Quilting &c.) Oil do.
Summer Cords, Stripes. Drills, Denims
Philadelphia manufacture, colors \varrnnte4.
Checks, Shirtings, Tickings. Drills, etc.P^'
Hajrtfing. OsiiahurRK. Rro. Drills.
Rrinui Shootings 37 to -tOinches—agreat «fc»
riety 0 1-4 to cts. Hf bluh and bleached
to inch.
Table Linens, Diaper, Crash, Irish Linens.
Flannels, Cloaking. Linings &,c.
Silks, Embro^wrirs, Trimmings,
cy Goods and Yankee Notions-.
Black Silks for Dresses and Mantillas Siffc
Laces, Fringes and Trimmings, Cowls. Tassel*
fcc. Kmb'J Chemisettes. Spencers. SlerVes,
Collars, etc..—a great variety of all grade*.
Tailors Trimmings, Silk Serges. W arsleddo,
Buckram. Canvas, Padding, Superior Silks*
Twist, Threads &.C*
Fancy Goods j\of»ofl^=Silk Jc. Linen Hdkfs
in great variety, Steaks, Ties, Cravats, Silk,
Gingham &.c.
Gloves—Kid, Silk, Lisle, Cotton..Silk MJtt*
&c. Hosiery—Worsted, LaMiIrs Wool, col'd,
fancy and white—a great variety by the rfozeu
or single jrair.
Pocket Hooks, Wallets, Port Moiuies, Pur
ses, Fine Cutlery, Pen Knives, Razors, Steel
Hats, Caps, Bonnets 4- Straw Goodti
Hats—New style corrugated and plain rims*
-Wideawake," Mens and Hoys. Soft Wool do*
Oiled Silk Caps various styles, Panama, Leg-*
hor-n. Palm &.c. Untrimuied Leghorn 40 to 50«.
Honm-ts—All stylesand prices. Soft straw*
English Tuscan, Belgrade, Plain straw
Lace, from 40 cts up.
Kich Ribbons, Sarsenets, Artificials, fcc.
Boots & Shoes:
Uoots-=Mens. Boys and Child*, Calf, Kip,
&c. Congress Gaiters, new styles. Brogaus,
Monroes, Pumps, Slippers, &c.
Lidies sewed work, l'hilad'a manufacture,
Gaiters, hf Gaiters, Buskins, Parodies, Lind'sf
all styles and priccs.
Misses, Hoys & Children's, Boots. Gaitsffe
Shoes. Klips, a large stock.
School Books & Statloucry*
A full and complete assortment.
Hardware St CutleljY
Mill Saws—01*2 feet Rowland'sCast Steel
Slid Common.
Harvesting Tools—Fine Scrthcs. Cradles.
Snaths, Stones, Kille*
Steel Spades and Shovels,
Grata flceOM IMm
Ames' and Rowlands.
Mechanics fools—BcncTi Planes, do. Screws,
Hand and Tenon SaWs, Hand Axes, Hatchets,
Lathing do., Hammer* Chisels, Mortice. Par
ing, Turning &.e. Braces and Bitts all kiuds
and qualities. Drawjn^" Knives, all sizes and
styles, S to 14 inch Fine Augers, polished &
plain, do.- Handles Slc. Squares, llules, try
Squares. Gauges, Spoke Shaves See. Masons
and Plasterers Trowels. Plumbs, Lines &c.
Cutlery—Table Cutlery, all styles, sets 75cts
to $2 r0. line Cast Steel Shcepshears, Scis
sors, &.c. German Silver, Britannia Si Tinned
Table and Tea Spoons. Butter Knives, Salt
Spoons &,c.
Building Hardware, Locks. Butts, &.C. fee.
iitie Mortice Locks. Lifting Hinges, new
article. Gate and Grindstone Hangings
Family Groceries:
J'eas—Gun Powder, Imperial, Young HysoA'
50c to
Fine Black do. In
50 to CO cts.
Coffee—Prime Rio and Fair do. 6 1-2
it t)bi
Sugart—N. O. Clarified &, Loaf.
Syrups $ Molasses—From 50 to CO cts.
Spices, Extracts, Oils ^c.
Best Lendon Pickles—Walnut, Gfeerftfcfe
Oniony, Cauliflower ice.
Raisins, Candies, Jiyube and Bless Pastes.
Nut* &.c.
Irish Moss, Farina, Cream Tartar,
Fine Tobacco, Cigarsand Snuffs.
Salt—G. A., LA B. and Onondaigua by the
bbl and sack.
IRON, Steel, Nails, Spikes, Horae Shoe
Nails, Wrought
A full assortment kept up.
enetian. Flowered, Heap, Oil Cloth, Stair
&c. all qualities. ,9
By set, Borders &,c.
queensware dlaeaware.
A great variety. Ware in sets 46 pieces.
WINDOW GLASS, all sizes. Putty, Var
nish, White Lead, Oils, Turpentine, White
Zinc Paint, much superior to Lead.
Wanted in Exchange.
WHEAT. (Cash paid on good lots.) RYE,
wax, Soap, Butter, Eggs, Bacon, Rags.&.C., fee.
MONEY taken at the best rates.
bought and sold. JNO. D. DEVIN.-
Ottumwa, April 41k

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