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tv* 3 i $ V" i£'- I «4- [r\ ffbc Htmoiut Courier. ,•«. H. "WARDEN, EDITOR. 33r W A I O W A THURSDAY, DEC. 13. Kdiioriiil Bttlci- All communications must be accompanied bgr the real name of the author, but may be published with a factitious signature. Notices of Marriages, Deaths, and Religious Meetings w:ll be published free of charge. Notice of the meetings of Charitable Insti tutions, and Political and public meeting* gen erally, half the usual rates of advertising. AMERICAN STATE CONVENTION. There will be a Convention of the Dele gates of the American Party of Iowa, holden at the Cepitol in Iowa City, on TVKIDAY, the •th ef MA urn. 1856, at 10 o'clock A. of •*id day, tor the purpose of ebooaing candi dates for Secretary of State, Judilor of State, lf Treasurer of State Attorney General of Stat* To be supported by the American Party, at the August Election, 1*56. Also to clctt Four Preiidential Rlcrtor* for the fctate of Iowa, in the campaign of 1896. The ratio of representation U» fltid Conven tion to be: 'P'firee delegates from each Coun cil end one extra delegate for each 100 mem bers of a council. The Councils are requested to take early steps to procure a full representation ord*rof ttie Committee. WELLS SPICER, II. W. l.ATHUOP, J. M. BREKEX, E. K. RUGG, J. L. ENOS. ,1 h,*d State Central Con. «?. *!»%i CONGRESS. 1ftie House ol Representative# up ^jfeara is making slow progress toward* tfleeting on organization. The South is nited and determined to vote for no man j|jr Speaker who will not subserve their Interests. While on the other hand the Worth is «p!it tip into almost inoumera factions, under the lead of some doughface or other, who hopes by skill -Jbl management te make the most of i 4tile influenee forgetting in their zeal tot office the sacrifice of time and money that is being made, as well as the eacri- See of the interests of the Fiec States. *3Thtts far the majority ot the Anti-Ne llrsska members have voted for Camp Hell of Ohio, bat from the character of £ie last few ballots we fear that he can •ot be elected. Know Nothings, Re publicans, autiNebraska Democrats, and fid line Whigs, all have their candidates Mid all strive to get the control and un less they unite we fear the South will at lilt succeed in electing Richardson. The President's Message will be sent It as soon as the House organizes*, but ~fli it will be presented in manuscript form,—and before it goes to press,—it will not be printed till ordered by Con gress. It is understood to be longi and it will eome by regular course of mail, ttd not by Telegraph, as heretofore, those 4pho desire to see it will have lo wait Hjith patience for its appearance. P. 8.—Since the above was written l|e have received one day's later news ii'hioh shows Banks, of Massachusetts, tl have received the largeal number of s»tes. But he lacks l3«f havigg.jkjna Jgrity. ty a new Temperance paper has been started at Davenport with a strong «4itorial foree. It is of respectable size and veil filled with excellent reading matter. The paper is entitled the "Iowa Tern pt ranee Organ," published by A. P. Luce 8l CO., at $1,50 in advance. The etfitors are Thos. Mirtin, Keokuk E. Xillpatrick, Mt. Pleasant Charles Hen drie, Burlington F. V. Goodrich, Du buque Hiram Price, John L. Davis, James T. Lajie, antjj JohnF.. ^illon, 0*r#n-port. "J* ——.» w -rid QT PKTKRSOJN ahead of all others!- il have received the January No. of Peterson's, and tanet unhesitatingly pro nounce it not only the most handsome but the most readable of any number yet issued of this excellent #2 magazine. We will furnish this magazine and the Courier one vear for f8 in advance. The U. 8. Economiit, says th* true cause of the present money strin gency in New York arenas to be the high prices which the Atlantic cities are required to pay for everything they pur chase West causing money to flow west ward with greater rapidity than it goes ,F|BST IwwttsstOHs.—»-The 'ftttseisn Secretary of Legation mast have a queer opinion of America. He arrived by the steamer Washington and went to Wash ington oa Saturday, but was robbed *a 1m got out of the care of 41,000. -f r———» JEDITOMAL ACCESSION.— We nottee J. C. Turk, P«q., l*te of Ft, Madi son, has associated himself with Messrs. Willing & HuMey in the Proprietorship I$ditor al mmajfement of th* U Tiwtt. flP*1 The*Illinois Democratic Central 1 T* tie Settlors of ttie Des ftloinei Valley. It is known to most of the inhabitants thiil nearly two ycjrs since, a contract wns made between the Commissioners of !)e» Muines River Improvement and a company of inen from New York, for the rniire completion of the contempla ted Hiver Improvements. After the lapne of about eighteen months., this far famed eon*pany had so far matured their plans as to advertise a portion of the woik for contract. These contiarts weie bid off by Various parties as we are told, lor «bout eight per cent less then the Engineer's eatiinate—-but the contractors were not instructed to commence their work uni/l the first of •September. Soon after this time, the Company visited the Valley, anil came to the conclusion that the character of the work was too expensive, and it must be reduced about one-half nud to this end they made some verba! contracts with eome of tbe contractors to put up a very inferior kind of work, and the pre sumption is, that when they vuii us •gain, they will direct the PiflM Add Lucks to be built of smoke. I) reference to the contract ot this jfCompanv, made with the State, it is ex presslystipulated that this Company shall not put in work which shall be inferior to that contemplated in the original plan. It may be asked who is to louk after the interest ol the State in this matter. By hw, and by the terms of the contract, this duty devolves upen the State Com missioner and Engiucer, but it is under stood that the Commi«eioner assents to every proposition that the Company make, and there is no Stute Engineer to consult in the matter, as the Engineer in charge of the work is the Oihcer of the •^Company. Yet, we are told that he acts us Slate Engineer al»o. This is as ab surd as to suppose that one attorney in nn important suit could act fur both par ties at the same time. How the Com miitioner elected by the people to look after the interests of the State can be so humbugged, is a question yet to be an swered. It is already understood that there is a great chance (or making tip large estimates lor the Company, for the pay of a great retinue of officers and servants under high pay,todo what should have been done in half the time, and at less than one half the expense all of which are to be paid for out of the Lands while very littlo work is done. It is true thai this Company paid up the State in debtedness, and paid their own expenses (at which it is understood that they have received land according to the contract. Now, fellow-citizens, they advertise these lands for sale, and ask you to bid a high price for thetn. Would it not look better for the Company to d« some work-to make some improvement which 6hall enhance the value of these lands, before they ask an advanced price.— These lands are given to them for "one dollar* and twenty five ct8 ptr acre" for making the River navigable, and until this is dons, it is hoped that no person will offer any higher price besides this, it is understood that their deed for those lands is a only conditional one, and there fore their title is not perfect. There are many other facts which will be present ed in due lime. ONE OF THE PKOPU»*»»^fitt-DEs MOINES VALLLY. November, 1853. The above article has been circulating in this vicinity in hand bill form for some days past, and as it contains serious charges not only against ihe Demoine Company, but against the Commiasioner upon the part of the State, we give it publicity io order that they may have an opportunity of refuting any misstate ments that it mar contain. Who the author is, or where it originated, we are unable to say, but it deals in charges, which if true are enough to arouse the indignation of every msn in the State. For ourselves we can hardly believe thst these specifications are true. When the contract was made the Commission ers were led to believe that they were dealing with honorable men,and we have seen nothing as yet to convince us to the contrary. Farther than this, the eon- tract made with the Company was by the assistance of two special Commission ers, appointed by the Legislature, and whose terms of office expired as soon as the contract was made. Therefore nei ther they, nor the present Commissioner. In oar view of the matter, could make an} arrangement whereby the character of the work might be materially changed. We hope to hear from the Commissioner and the Company in regard to this matter, and that the charges contained in this hand bill are entirely without foundation in truth. We cannot for a moment believe that they are true unless we have better evi dence than that afforded us by "One of the People of the Demoine Valley.*' ARTHUR'S HOME MAOAZINT.—The January No. of this excellent periodi cal i» on our table. The story of "A Good Time Coming," fs concluded in this No. It is one of the beet stories re* eently published. 0T The Iowa Farmer for December has come lo hand. We have before suggested that it would be well for.our farmers to encourage this excellent pa per, and we again urge them to sub scribe far it. It is only $1 per annum a and it ts worth twice the money.... 1 QT We hare received a German pa per called "Der Demokrat/* published by Til. GUEUGM, at Davenport, Jowj i It is, so far as we can judge, a well edit ed paper. Terms $2, per anuum. OT We fee by a notiee io the Keo kuk Time* that J. B. ))owen, is to have -A U I A 8 V K I W N I U N I A I I» *R-R •»***?, r~~~-r j—j umA" UPJ The Burlington. |tAt%ew Locomotive is now on the track of the Hurlington anf Missouri River Rail Road. She is a splendid specimen of workmanship of ordinary running size and Uie first ever brought across the river at this place. Iler ma jestic appearance upon the newly made track nest of the great father of waters is a source of general congratulation, while the bare eupgestion of her im mense power and lightning speed his a roused the Intent energies of our citizens and given them an impetus in the con struction of the road heretofore unknown. In the future she will make her trips wtet hourly—increasing their distance from day to day at a rspid rate, until they have reached Ottumwa and the Misaoiiri River. Hereafter a force of seventy-five hands will be constantly engaged in lay ing down the iron on the track* This will complete three fourths cf a mile per day and enable the cars torcach Ml. Pleasant by the 221 day of February next. What say you friends at Mt. Pleasant, shall we celebrate our connec tion or. that memorable da) Will you give us a helping hand by way of a tew dimes upon subscription? This done, tho road is yours before you are aware of it. Let us nil doe up.—They need frfmmiitcU Gaztltf. Mr. Harlan AdmlttHf." We learn by the following, under date of Monday December 3d, that lion. J. Harlan has been qualified and taken his seat as Senator from the State of Iowa: Mr. Jones, of Iowa, presented the credentials of Hon. James Harlan, elect ed a Senator by the Legislature of the State of Iowa, for the term of six years from and ufter the 4th of March which were read. Mr. J. stated that ot the last session of Congress s protest from the Senate of the State of Iowa, had been received and hid on the table in reference to this elec tion but as the matter would 6oon be re ferred to a committee for investigation and report and as he was anxious to have a colleague in the mean time, he would move that Mr. Ilarlan be now sworn io. Mr. Mason asked that the protest might be read again and it was read ac cordingly. He declined making any mo tion on the subject and Mr. llailau ap peared was qualified, and took his sett. f5* Here ia an extract Irom the St. Louis Intelligencer, published in a Slave State. Let the public com pare its tone with that of the doughface shee's which disgraco the Free States of tbe North "Gov. Shannon has requested the President to put the troops at Fort Leav enworth under hi* orders for the purpose of quelling the disturbance—which, we think, the President won't do. Shan non is very foolish to ask for the troops, and the President would be very foolith to let him have them. It is said that there are 1,000 men at Lawience well arned and equipped, while Shannon's forces amount only to 300, nearly alj of whom are Missourians. Here is a sig nificant fact—Gov. Shannon at first call ed on the militia of the Territory lo come to his aid but, as we learn by a dispatch from Independence, the miliua. "diu not respond very readily to his wishes," and he was compelled to call on the foreign volunteers of Missouri. It strike? us that if the Governor's course was sanc tioned and that of the Lawrence people so reprehensible as it is represented, the former ought to have no difficulty in find ing plenty of good law-loving citizens to back him in subduing the rebels. The case is very different, however,—the cit izens from various parts of the Terri tory are siding with the Lawrence peo ple, joining their ranks, bnd offering their services to aid in defending the town. "We fear that Gov. Shannon has been forced into a wofully wrong position by the influence of Missouri border senti ment, which has driven him to act ac cording to the promptings of demagogues rather than according to the manifest sug gestions of propriety and official duty. It must be remembered that all the tid ings we have received gf the disturbance have eome to us through Pro-Slavery sources, and it is hardly to be supposed that the bitter enemies of the Free State men would represent the case in any other light than oo« extremely jgrtjudi cial to the latter. "A dispatch from Lexington says that the people of Lawrence are willing to give up the offenders rescued Irom the sherill, Jones, either to the Governoi, or to the federal officers, but will not give them up to Jones, whose legal authority they deny. This, to our mind, looks fair and just, and if Governor Shannon does not accept the proposition, and thus avoid further trouble ho will be respon sible for every drop of blood shed. DKATH OF MRS. WRIGHT.—The In dianapolis State Sentinel of Tuesday, contains the following: Itii with feelings of deep regret that we this morning, arc compelled to an nounrc the decease of the accomplished and excellent lady of Governor Wright. She breathed her last, Saturday morning the 1st inst., at the residence of her pa rents iu Scott county, Ky. On Saturday morning the Governor received a letter from her friends containing the pleasing intelligence that her health was much im proved. But this welcome intelligence was soon dissipated. At four o'clock on the afternoon of the same day, he re ceived a telegraphic despatch which in formed him that "earth bad MIWMU to earth and dust to dust." iy A dispatch from Jefferson City says no election of Senator, and it will not take place this session, Tbe Ben* net and Atchison men cannot fuse. •T Jim Siiioka puts every thing to ,.t» latest (ulcjjnijjljit |tftos. 5mUvTo\GRI^ WASHINGTON, Dec. 8enate adjourned. BALLOTING8 FOR SPEAKER. 18.h ballot—Richardson, 70 Camp bell. 02. I9ih ballot-~Uishard*on, 71 ^Camp bell. 57. 20»h ballot—Richirdson, 71 C*tmp bell, 48 Pennington 10 Fuller 2 *2 Wheeler, 12 Banks 23 Scattering 22. 21ai ballot—Richardson, 71 Camp boll, 40 Hanks, 21 Pennington, 20 Fuller, 12 Wheeler, 13 Scattering 10 No caucus to night. To morro«v ia expected to show Richardson's strength, lie failing, Pennington will be next push ed. The members ol the House are inter changing views to-night and endeavoring to ao arrange matters that (in organiza tion may be effected without further de !-y, but llieir figuring docs not promise them a favorable prospect. The Dvaio crats resolve to stand firmly on ilmir pl*t form, recently adopted in caucus, in the hope of eventually succeeding. Seeing that a majority of the House in opposi lion to them cannot unite, but some of the latter are comforting themselves with the ispurance that after several oi' their number shall have been comphmrtited merely with a heavy vote, an electimt of Speaker will easily lake place. V S WASHINGTON. Deo."7." -STILL BALLOTING FOlT SPEAKER. 23.1 ballot—Richardson, Camp bell, 75. Mr. Campbell then rose, and ufief thanking his friends for their support throughout the 23d ballot, declared that he had become convinced that it would be im|.03*ible for them to succeed in e lecting him, unless be could perform one or t*vo conditions, viz: Repudiate his, well known opinions on slatery and A mericanism, or in some way, directly or indirectly, as to the organization of com missions which would amount to a sac ritice of his self respect, and make his judgment a fit object for public con empt Under these circumstances, and feeling that the interest of the country required the speedy organization ol the House, and regarding those interests as prolan ent to every other consideration, he withdrew his name as a candidate. 24th ballot—Richardson, 7 4 Hanks. 41 Fuller. 10, Pennington, 18 Wheeler, 11 Zollicoffer, 15 Thurston 11 W a*h hurn oi Maine, 0 Howard, 5 Tappan. 3 Woodruff, 2 Meachuin, 5 Campbell aud nine others 1 each. No change on 26 and 27 baJloie Adjourned^ 'IftiniNofoN, Dee$k The House resumed voting fo"V Speak er. 28 ballot, Richardson 75, Hanks 86, Penniiigton 8. Fulier 2G, Thurston 3, Zolicoffer 8. Marshall 2, Haven 2, Wheeler 5, 6 other3 one eaeh. 29ih ballot. Richardson 73, Banks 07, Fuller 18, Pennington 6. Remainder scattering. 30th ballot 98 Fuller, 28 scattering, 20 31st—Richardson, 72 Banks, Fuller, 20 scattering. 21. 32d—Richardson, 72 Banks, Fuller, 30 scattering, 10. 33d—Richardson, 72, Banks, Fuller, 30 scattering, 10. •Richardson. T2j Banks, 09 100 100 At the close Mr. Campbell announced that there would be anti-Nebraeka meet ing ia the Hall this evening. *SASTR01S FIRES. NEW YORK, Dec. 1. Tbe stores No. 40,42 and 44 Cedar St., were partiaily burnt last night at 12, occupied by J. Lansing, Holmes &, An thony. J. Mills, Nevit:, Lathrop & Rog ers, Bancroft, Ball* Si Marshall, F- A. Richard, Haskell Mentibull and other importers. Loss $40,000. At the same time 300 bales cotton, landed on the pier from the steamer Black Warrior, were totally destroyed by fire. The government has contracted with the Pacitic mail steamer Co., to convey 800 troops to Oregon via Sao Francisco. The steamer St. Louis, of the Havre line, has been chartered for the purpose, and will start for Aspinwall on the 15th of Dec. the Union will take the place of the St. Louis in the Havre line. A very extensive fire occurred in the workshops of the State Prison at Sing Sing, last night, which at 0 P. M., the hour of latest information, has not been subdued. It appears that about six in ihe evening, the fire broke out in the hat shop, from which it soon spiead to the machine carpcnters* shop and out build tugs of the prison. Considerable confusion prevailed a mong the prisoners who had not return ed to their cells both male and female prisoners, were slmost frantic and many of thern shouted out their wishes for the total destruction of the prison. At latest accounts all the workshops attached to the state prison on the west side were in flames, the prisoners screaming and yell ing in themosting demonical manner. The loss at Sing Sing by the fire last^ night is estimated at about $800,00. It originated in the state shop where the clething of the prisoners is mar.ufactur ed and spread to the hat shop and swept through the entire range of the south wing. The shops destroyed were oc cupied by Chas. Watson, who employed 60 convicti- in the manufacture of hats. His loss is ehtimated at $40,000. The The shops destroyed will coal the Stale $25,000 to replace. It is surmise^ the fire i« the work of an Incendiary. RAILROAD CELEBRATION.-—The com pletion of the Dixon Air-Line Road to Fulton City, will be celebrated on the 8th of January next by the people of that place and of Lyose, on the ofber side of the Mississippi^ XW The Newark Advertiser eays one of the first motions made in Congress will be :o reler Mr. Longfellow's new •,Hiinr«ihi to 11)ft »''Committee S0lltS&tiS&SmSSSSSSSiSSSimmii0ituilSSSSSSSSSS&^ 4 S I E E I I 1 I E I 1 ARRIVAL OF E S O U S V NEW YORK, Dec. 6. Tbe steamship St. Louift front South ampton, with djtes from Lnnd-»n of the 2lst, arrived Imre this noon. Her dates arc not so lute as thore at llalitax. but we find some interesting items in her papers not sent from Hal.fax. Three magazines belonging to the French artillery hud blown up netr In kermann. killing l'» nneu and two officers and wounding a hundred men and 10 officers. The magazines contained 30, 000 tmligrams of powder, 600 catridges, and 300 charged shell, a'! of which were i destroyed. i A large quantity of Russian (train had been destroyed in the Glieysteven 'coast A teriffic fife had occured at Ptfrism the government bakery. 28,000 quint als of corn, and an equal quantity of bis cuits were burned. The cunard steamer Airier arrived oot i on the 18th. The ship America, wrecked near Oa br'to, had been sold by the underwriters, 1 and got of) by her purchaser. The desttuc'ior ol Russian grain, ©tt ,1)10 const near Gheukieran, was effected by an allied flotilla sent for the purpose j'l'he grtfin was intended for the Crimean I Army, and was packed in six tiers which extended two mt'es along the co*6t. The Czar has dismissed Prinne Men chikoffas chief of the staff, and appoint ed Gen Adlenburg in his stead. Advices from Kars slate that Gen Monvarieff. overcome by defeat be fore Kara, had become insane, and Gen. BuhusofI had been summoned to assume his command. FURTHER FROM K l\Sli Both pur ties in battle ur+y—fifttioU riant ruthing in. ST Lor IS, Dec. C. Accounts from Kansas sute that there are tight lhtWdre«l men aitnsd with Sharp's rilirs at Lawrence. They are willing the 6ieriH should peaceably search for the escaped prisoners. They will not commence hostilities, but assert that they w.ll act on the defensive lo ths las'. Pomeroy, who eecaped from his captors, is now at Lawrence. It is said that the proslavery party have three hundred men at Franklin and two hun dred at Lecompton and Docglas. II re sistance is offered lo the execution ol the writs on the prisoners, the Sheriff will await further orders from the Governor. It is thought a fight must ensue before the matter is settled. N» United Slates troops have been ordered out yet. A pro slavery partv encamped at Ma kassa River, and last n*ghl by order of the Govfrnor they arrested Gen. Pome roy, who was on his way to Kansas Ci ty wiih impor'ant dlspa'.ches for the East. Threats have been made 10 destroy the American Ilotil at Kansas on tbe sup position thai it was owned by the Emi grant Aid Society. A mass of the citi zens pledge themselves to defend it and prevent its destruction. Four or five hundred men and several piece* of artillery, and probably a thous and muskets, passed through Independ ence yesterday, from border counties in Missouri, to aid nhe Sheriff of Douglas ceui*4y maintaining order. **.«&. "WASHINGTON, DE4F $. The Union of to-day contains the cor respondence between Gov, Shannon and the President lo order out the IJ. S troops at Fort Leavenworth to preserve the peace of Kansas and protect the Sheriff of Douglas Co., while executing legal process in his hands. There are he is told 100 armed men at Lawrence who have all ihe implements of war at their command and have rescued prisoners, burned houses and threatened the lives of citizens, and nothing but immediate as sistance would save bloodshed. The President says in reply, that all the pow er vested in the executive will be txert ed to preserve peace that the preliminary measures necessary to be taken before calling out ibe troope would be promptly executed. WASHINGTON, Dec. 6. w Iftfe-^ist been ascertained beyond the possibility of cavil that a dispatch has been received from Mr. Buchanan relative to the Cramp ton difficulty the tenor of which is that the British Gov ernment in a courteous manner (hut po sitive) decline giving such explanation as has been demanded by our Goverinenl regarding alleged violation of our neutra lily laws by British agents. This as pect of affairs impose 011 our government delicotc obligations, and will require its utmost wisdom to extricnie itself frotu the present dilemma. The Government of Salt Salvador, Honduras, and Costa Rica have strong ly protested to this government against ihe recognition by Minister Wheeler of the present Nicaragua Government.— He has probably acted with the concur renoo of our government, in teeordance with our uniform polhy. ST. Louis, Dee. 7. Three steamers-Parthenia, Twin City and Queen City, wt.re destroyed by fire at our icvee, between 5 and 6 o'clock this evening. The fire originated on the P&rthenia, which was just about starting out, and heavily laden. The loss is es. tiiuated at #70,000—part insured. The Highflyer rendered essential service in saviog other boats. No lives lost. NEW YORK, Dee. 6. Clubs are forming in this eity for the support of Robert M. T. Hupter, at pre sent U. S. Senator from Virginia, for President of the U. 6. and Augustus Schell, a prominent Lawyer and^iert) Shell I)em., for Vice President. MI'KDKR.—-Charles McGee a boarder at the house of Thos. Rouke, 011 the corner of Main and Morgan streets, St. Louis, was murdered on Monday night last. The murder came lo the knowledge of the police next day, after the body had TUT THE FREE STATE ME*. We hnvc an Extra from the HCrald nl Freedom, dated Lawrence, Kansas Nov. 27th, which gives us the cause of the late trouble on the border W bat a state of affairs does it present! We do ntft wonder that the freemen of Kansas are routed, and ready for war or any other extremity, when barbarism, such as is described below, is exercited againM them with «o fiendish and bloody a pui pose. Coleman, the murderer of Dow nnd bis party, it is e* ident, sought lo cov er the foul act by a political trick, ami the ''border ruffians" and Gov. Shan non simply aided »hem in this effort.— What terrible evils has not the r« qeal of ihe Missouri Compromise brought upon the land! How fearful the responsibili ty which rests upon President Pierce and Senator Diu^lae! We subjoin the Extra, only this mora ing received, of the Kansas Herald of Freedom. flUiu dcr Most F«ul. Our town was thrown into a high state of exciteuieni on Thursday last by the intelligence Irom near Hickory Point in litis territory, that Chas. VV. Dow, a young man 22 years of age was most barbnrouslv murdered by a party of de mons who rrjoice in the appellation of "border ri.liians." Mr. Dow had beer to a blacksmith tditfp W!K rs several ol ihe.e demons inc.:.n e were congregat ed. One of ihem c'r^w a rifle a l.i.a ant£ threatened to shoot him on the spot, but finally set down his weapen without injuring any one. Mr. D-JW started 10 leave, and got away a few rods when his attention was directed towards the *hop by the explosion of a percussion cap. Looking around he rueetvfd a c.harge of buck shot i« his bosom from a wratch named Coleman, and tell dead upon thespo'. An attempt was made to srrest the arurdcrer. but he wss secreted his pro-slavery abettors, and escaped to Mis souri. The people will assemble uud execute summary punishment upon the entire party who were present and ac ocssones to the murder, if they can be found. We wait wi anxiety tor further developments. THE WAR BEGUN. Tuesday, 4 o'clock A. M. NW. A serits of resolves were passed, s Committee of Vigilance v*a appointed tj investigate ihe facts still further, to search out the offenders aud devise means to bring them to justice. Coleman and his party had fled. The meeting continued in session till a late hour and adjourned. Between the hours of nine and ten o'clock in ihe evening of Mouday, Mr Jones, the Sheriff of Douglas county, who received hi« appointment from the bogUB Legislature, attended by a posse of fourteen others, visited the bouse oi Jacob Hronson, and arrested him for security of the peace, on the oath ot a coup!** of the abettors in the above trans action. Mr. Jones did not read, or even make Mr. B. acquainted with the charac u*r of his warrant, but told htm he must go with him immediately or he would "blow B. to hell in a minute." ["Mr. Bronson lives near the s ere of the iale murder, and Mr. Dow made his hotne at Mr. B's house. This is prob able the heighlh of his offending. The posse, with Mr. Bronson, pro ceeded towards Lecompton, via Bluntoo' Arriving at the latter place, they were stopped by a party of Mr. B.'s neigh bors, who had learned of the arre&t, and followed him, and bv nearer route headed them near J. HAVING 97, 1855.—The above iteig of Rews was published in our usue of Saturday last. The meeting of the ciltzens alluded to convened 011 the ground where the mur der was commned, and enquired into the facts at length. The proof corroborates our statement that one of the most cold blooded murders ou record had been committed by F. N. Coleman, as |-rin cipal, abetted by liargus, 'iurkley, Jus Moody and Wsgoner, as accessories be lore the fact. JL Abbott's bouee, in Blanton. There were about fifteen of the rescu ers. They threw themselves across th" road, aod requested Bronson to leave the party. He did so, although ordered to remaio with the posse, or he would be shot down. Jonet dispatched an esprese to tbe Shawnee Mission for aid. lie said tbe Governor had given him the assurance thai ten •housand men should be at his service immediately, if needed, and de clared they should be on the ground forthwith. It seems that Coleman on making his escape fled 10 Gov. Sh*nt\or« What cheer he received from that quarter we are not adviaed suffice it is to say he msde his w\y to Lecompton, accompa nied by a guard to keep him from being injured while paising through Lawrence. The warrant waa there made out against Mr. Bronson, no doubt with the view of affecting his credibility before a jury. The country is all on tire! Meane are being employed to call the people together. A company are patro'lmg the streets while we write, and the noul sirring d.um is beating to arma. There is no doubt, ere the day expires an organized body, under the charge of the Sheriff, will beagiin upon the coun try. What action our people will take in the premises we ere not advised. It is probable a meeting of the citisens will be eeaveaed ihis morning, PRE PAYMENT BY STAMPS -TTie Post master General has decided to require Postmasters to oomply with the Act of March 3 1855, which enaoted that from aod after January 1, 1850, the P. M. General might require Poatmasters to place postage stamps upon all prepaid letters upon which aaid stamps aay not have been plaeed by the writers. Lei every body understand that pott age stsmps are to be placed on letters, o'herwise tbejr will not be eent after the first of January next, and that all post masters most keep an abundant* of kMMMWlkW doubled the capacity of oqr' Store Rooin and VTarehou-e, and speAt time and money in buying from Manufacturers and first hand* in the Eastern markets, we net? offer ot fair price*, one of the Biggest & Most Complete S O K S EVER SHOW* IN OITUMfffy Bring on your Pork Money tt Produce sitf 3ee what can be saved by Ben Frauklin's •'/•(ft/ at y«u Co ri/oni,'." Our stock comprises in the line of Drn (Joobe, Notions k CLOTHS—Twillledand Plain, Black, BIM. Itrovvn, Mohair. Pilot and Beaver Clothado.«& Kerwy.*, Sheeps Gray &c. CASSIMLlilSS——Fancies, Unions, DHft Skins &c. SATT1NETS—Fancy and Plain Tweeds, Ky Jeans. Cloaking? Flannels, White, Yellow, Red. ue &.c., Welsh do. Plaids, Tartans, LinsefM from 12 l-2c to best 4-4. French aud Eng lish Merinoes, Coburgs, Alpacas, Plain and Fancy DeLainei of latest and richest styles, from 12 l-2cts upward?. Black Silks, Col'd Velvets, Sticking Flannel?, Ginphnms of all *tylc« and grades, Chambrays, Rich Vestingp Prints from the cheapest ti the finest "Pacl-*" tics embracing all tne Fall styles. Ch *cltsi Marine and Schuylkill Shirtings. Silk Glovse, Embroideries Fancy goods Velvet and S4k Bonnets, Fall and Winter styles Hosiery, Fac-, tory Yarns, Buck gloves, Mittens, and a hosf*" of in.nor articles. IX DOMKSTICS, we offer Brown ud y bleached Sheetings, best brands 37 inch to wide. Shirtings hf bl.li and blsnchcd 7-8 to 37 inch, in great variety. Osiyiburgs, Buck eye Baggings, Bags by the bale. Bro. Drills Ac., bought mostly or the makers, aini sold prices that suit enrybo ly! CLuljing, iiats, (gaps, Hoots & 9^0^ For oar unusually heavy and comyiett *toftc of these staple articles, we have fitted up*a separate reoin. Buying heavy lot.- of tact 11 Dried nipple* (f Peaclu*, of new crop. ik Chetse—Best \V. R. and Ini. English Fine Cfrljuk & Mackeral (latter iu smuts kits.) Star 4 Tallow Candle, Soaps, Herrings A' Sardines. S. S. Almonds, Eng. Walnuts, Brazil Natpii, Rock Candies, stick do., liaisins. Cliocola^ Ess. Coft,'e,"Caraccas" Indigo A No. 1, Ma£p der, Ext. Logwood. landlords aud Farmers buying by tba quantity, may save money by examining oar stock in this fine. tjarbumrc, (Cools CTnlUrn. BUILDERS HARDWARE Mechanic Tools of every kind. Douglass Co.'s Huaa Axes, Hatehets. Hammers, Draw Knives, Bra ces, Bench Planes, Bench Screws, Chisels, Rules, Souares, Try Souares &c. Choppisg. Axes of best makers. Mill Saws. Cast SIMJI s and Rowland's Shovels,Spades. Log Chains,. Trace. Breast and Stay do. Strap Hingqm. Hooks it Staples, Gate Hinges Si 1* astenin Straw Knives &.c. A fine stock of table Cut' lery, Pen and Pocket Knives, Silver Plated Simons. Butter Knives &LC. Gold Pens, Silver* Thimbles, &c. Jcc. filals, ©il Cnrtam (Eoods, Cittcn b# In great variety. Table Oil Cloths 5-4 jtd ti-4. Miller's Curtain Fixtures. Cords, TuS». sels te., Ihe very best thing out^ cheap and siiti* pie. Fine white and brown Linen ami bleach ed Cotton Table Diapers Huckabacks, Crafhii and Birds hye Liuen Towelling,of all grades.. Fine Bed and Crib Blankets, Travellers atl4. Horse do., a large stock at low figures. qu«cu»ware 4c Glassware, Granite, Liverpool and Common Ware, Mb sets or by tbe piece. A large stock, includiaC' extra heavy and fine Granite for Hotels aod Boarding Houses. Glassware, Tuinblersj bought from the Pittsburg manufacturers.. o n e s Iron, Steel, &<v A few Tons bought from theui directly, in cluding Iron for Wagons, Buggies, Plouglut fine H. S. Bar, Nail Rod, Slab and Bar Steely Cast Steel, Spring and Am. fc English Blister do. H. S. Nails, Wrot do., Wagon and Buggy Boxe«. itc., &.c. Smiths and Farmers wanting round lets e£ Iron for Uagons &.c.,supplied on better terras. than ever before offered 111 Ottumwa. WHEELING NAILS, tiO Kegs Belmrnt brand, the best made—including Fencing ajui Brads, Finishing and Casing Naila. Cheaper keg or retail. SASH Si GLASS, WhiteLea4, Putty, CH» ton Yarns, Batting, Carpet Chain, Logwood* DEY1N &. Ottumwa Nor. 29th, 1855. WANTED, At the Ready Pay 8tortt BYBook JANUARY 1st, tbe settlement of all Accounts, Notes fcc., so that 1MM may be a NEW YEAR. N -1^ Mioitf- rers, we can nuur/infy the qua!ity of nta eerint and uorkmmithij), while the style aed finish speak for themselves, lf you doubt it, "try it on." ,*• BOOTS & SHOES for all ages tastes ami fancies, bought too from tbe makers and reafjv, for companion, in price, tlylt and totality wjyT anything in the marke*. -r HATS & CAPS by the quantity, and rhtup us the chfujiest. Furnishing goods, Fine Shirts, Under do., Drawers, Gloves, Hosierv Gmn Cloaks, Caps &c. Carpet Sacks, Satchel!, Overshoes, Umbrellas &c., in greet variety. (Srorcrice, Salt #r. Sugars—Prime N. O., Clarified & Loaf. Symps f( Molas*e*—from the finest Gold||i^ Syrups to Keboilrd Plantation, new crop. Fine Coffee—including25 scks Extra Rio 4 O. G. Rio, selected in the Philadelphia mat* ket. Five Fresh Teas*—Y. H., Imp., G. P. asft Blk. in great variety 50c to $1. Suiall caddies ditto. Virginia Tobaccos—Best Richmond brands., some in2(1 lb. boxes, Smoking do. by the lb.' Fine Cik'iir.»—Havana*, Spanish filled Cute 6's &c., cheap by the 1(H) or 1000. n DEVIN &. BRO." November 29th, 1866. W A S E A E I E vv In Exchange for Goods Wheat, Rye, Oat*, Flour, Meal, Fltuteoki Beam, Shiuglet, Sutter, Bee twos, Jeavs, Lii* fey*. Feathers, £ggt, Jtugs, $0, Ifc. Bring them to the "Ready pay Store." DEVm BRO November 29th, 1865. WHITE LEAD, Re4 I*ad, Yenitian Red Chrome tjreeu, Chroqm Yellow, J^c., for sale by AJf. L. ORR. LINSEED Oil*Turpentine,Lard Oil, Fis.| Oil, Neat's foot OiIfcC.j ju«t receiyed tUj for sale by W. L. OKH llvuttUeM. T) AINT, Varnish. WaB, Counter, Shoe, Hi. Cloth and flesh Brushes, for sale by W. L. ORI| AILS, Glass, Sash, BuildingHard«a«t-A st JA'8 PUMRO C.'S STEPEN'S Celebrated Eye flake, Thoml son's Eye Water and Hay*s Liniment, n? received by W. L. ORRf s. 1866.