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Wednesday, June 13, 1860
NOTES, with a waiver of the $3OO Law.
JUDGMENT NOTES, with a waiver of the $3OO Law.
MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES, for Justices of the Peace
and Ministers of the Gospel,
of Assault and Battery, and Affray.
SCIERE FACIAS, to recover amount of Judgment.
COLLECTORS' RECEIPTS, for State, County, School,
Borough and Township Taxes.
Printed on superior paper. and for sale at the Office of
BLANKS, of every description, printed to order, neatly,
at short notice, and on good Paper.
cratic press of the South are pouring red-hot
shot into the ranks of the Disunionists at a
terrible rate. The West Tennessee Democrat,
published at Bolivar, in that State, says:
" the ignoble fate of the seceders from the
Charleston Convention will furnish an in
structive chapter in the future history of the
country. That they will fail, most inglori
ously fail, in getting their conduct sanctioned
by the people of the South, is one of the cer
tainties that can be seen sparkling in the
future. Though we are not a prophet, nor
the son of a prophet, yet we think that we
sufficiently understand the workings of polit
ical philosophy to predict, that in coming
years the secession of the Charleston Conven
tion will be looked upon as a scheme of trea
son, and that infamy and opprobrium will be
the merited and just inheritance of those who
dared to belie the sentiments of the people.
The Richmond Convention will be known in
after years, as the Hartford Convention is now
known, only for the infamy and opprobrium
that impartial history will confer upon it."
Tim REASONS War.—" It is hard to say,"
says the Lynchburg (Virginia,) Republican,
" which class of politicians assail Judge Doug
las with the most persistent violence, the
Black Republicans or the Southern opposi
tionists. All the shaft of both are daily lev
elled at the head of that statesman, and for
the same obvious purpose. They both know
that if he is nominated at Baltimore, he will
sweep creation and• the rest of mankind.—
Not since the palmiest days of General Jack
son has there been such an overwhelming up
rising of the people as will be in favor of
Douglas, if nominated. This the enemies of
the Democratic party well know, and hence
their extreme anxiety to get him out of the
en t at an enormous Douglas meeting in Phila
delphia on Monday night a week last. It was
the most enthusiastic gathering we ever wit
nessed. A very large mass meeting of the
Democracy was also held in Lancaster, the
home of Buchanan, last week, at which reso
lutions were passed unanimously demanding
the nomination of Douglas. Similar meetings
have also been held in Schuylkill, Allegheny
and other counties. Douglas must be nom
inated or the Democratic party will be lost
sight of in the next campaign.
TORS.-A humorous friend remarked the other
day, that if the .f‘ Little Giant" ever reached
Heaven or the Presidency (a strange associa
tion of ideas,) it would be said of him : "Here
is one who has come up through great tribu
lation and succeeded in reaching this lofty
position as against the world, the flesh, and
the devil."
Southern Conventions
MONTGOMERY, June 6.—The National Dem
ocrats met in Convention last night, Judge
Warner presiding. Resolutions were adop
ted re-affirming the Cincinnati platform, de
claring property in slaves and favoring the
Dred Scott decision.
A full delegation to the Baltimore Conven
tion was nominated.
Delegates to represent the State at large—
Judge Warner, Gov. Johnson, James Gard
ner, and A. H. Chappel.
Thirty counties were represented in the
Convention, one hundred delegates being in
The Convention was harmonious, and ad
NEW ORLEANS, June 7.—The Democratic
State Convention at Donaldsonville has ad
journed. The secession from the Charleston
Convention was condemned, and it was re
solved that the Louisiana delegates pledge
themselves to support the nominees of the
MILLEDGEVLLE, June 6.—The National
Democratic Convention has resolved to send
a full delegatioa to the Baltimore Convention,
and to nominate an Electoral Ticket. The
Convention of the Seceders send delegates to
Richmond and Baltimore.
/ter. We invite the attention of our readers
to the advertisement of Prof. McN. Walsh,
in another oehunn.
Douglas Must be Nominated
For the first time in the history of the Dem
ocratic party, very forcibly says the Wash
ington Slates and Union, has it been made
manifest that its success is almost wholly de
pendent upon one individual. The nomina
tion of fudge DOUGLAS iS an absolute necessity;
opposition to him is treason to the party and
the Union. No man who has observed the
political events of the last ten years can fail
to see the truth of this declaration. It is the
logical conclusion from premises established
by known historical facts. The party was
committed by solemn and repeated avowals,
to the doctrine of non-intervention by Con
gress in the affairs of the Territories—to the
principle of popular sovereignty. These com
mittals cover its action during the twelve
years of the most exciting controversy with
the free soil element of the popular mind of
the country. From 1848 to 1860, in every
State,• and almost every county of the States,
the Democracy have announced to the people
their irrevocable adherence to this great prin
ciple of Federal policy. Upon it they resis
ted the Wilmot proviso ; upon it they repealed
the Missouri restriction—an act which can
be justified only by declaring that Congress
is prohibited by the Constitution from the
exercise of any such authority as that as
sumed by the legislation of 1820; upon it
they conducted the canvas of 1848, when fif
teen States voted for Gen. Cass, who inaugu
rated the doctrine ; upork it they nominated
and elected Gen. Pierce, four years later ;
upon it they placed Mr. Buchanan in office,
in 1856.
In these signal and irrevocable committals,
Judge Douglas has acted a foremost part.—
To them he has adhered with the zeal of the
apostles of old to the law covenant. his fi
delity to the cause of popular rights, consti
tutional law, and of the great Democratic
party, has arrayed against him Mr. Buchan
an and a powerful combination of Southern
extremists and Northern flunkeys, who, be.
coming dissatisfied with the doctrines of the
party, have sought their repeal and the sub
stitution of the principles upon which the
Wilmot proviso was urged and the Missouri
compromise defended. They have not been
satisfied thus in declaring their adhesion to
the schemes of the Republicans and Aboli.
tionists, but have demanded the immolation
of Judge Douglas as a guarantee of future se
curity. This treacherous, tyrannical, and
destructive programme as faithless to princi
ples as it is unjust and brutal to individuals,
has made Judge Douglas's nomination an ab
solute necessity. It is folly to argue now
that the true men of the country can vindi
cate the integrity of the party except through
the person whose overthrow it has been sought
to repudiate its principles.
Judge Douglas has blood in the breech.—
His destruction has been a necessity to the
extremists; his nomination is equally a ne
cessity to the great masses of the Democratic
party, whose fidelity to the cause can now
be maintained only by adherence to him. It
is vain to disguise the issue. Every token of
public sentiment, every impulse of the honest
heart of the country, every consideration of
patriotism, demand its enforcement. To sur
render Judge Douglas, under the circumstan
ces, is to surender the cause of truth and jus
tice into the hands-of men who have sought
to pervert the one and prostitute the other.—
We utterly repudiate the ethics that teach us
that we owe allegiance to principles alone—
in other words, that we can maintain princi
ples connected with the public Administra
tion, and be faithful to their champions and
defenders. The sacrifice of Judge Douglas
would be an act of such monstrous infidelity
as to command the dispersion of the party.—
It would be a reward to the traitors, trim
mers, and traducerrs who have sought its
overthrow on Mr. Slidell's maxim of rule or
But it is said to be the dictate of policy to
set Judge Douglas aside and take up a new
man. The policy commanding such a course
is absolutely more despicable and hateful
than that which would surrender the princi
ples by which we have been governed. If
either are to be abandoned, let it be the lat
ter, and not the former. In times of treach
ery and trial—in the midst of revolution and
war—let us, at least, rally and protect our
faithful generals, at all events, spare us the
spectacle of their execution by the hands of
deserters and camp-followers.
It is understood to be the policy of Mr.
Cobb, Mr. Slidell, and Mr. Buchanan, to hold
their delegates to Baltimore in reserve to pro
ceed to Richmond, in a certain contingency,
and unite with the seceders, or to adopt the
proceedings of the Richmond" Convention, as
the case may. be. Now, we have just to say
to the delegates who may go to Baltimore
hampered with such conditions : If you are
at all honest men, or claim communion with
the Democratic party, you will be guilty of
no such gross and dishonorable conduct.—
You have a right to keep away from Balti
more ; but you have no right to go there, en
ter into council with your brothers, and then
sneak off to Richmond to enter into league
with the enemies of your party.
Ziffer The Democratic National Convention
will re-assemble at Baltimore on Monday next.
ge:- Ex-R, received too late for this week.
Do., the proceedings of the Military Conven
tion at Lewistown.
ter-The only grate factory now in New
England is in South Carver, carried on by
Benj. Griffin., employing fifteen hands, and
doing business amounting to about $15,000 a
Senator Bigler's Letter--The Charleston
[From the Washington States and Union.]
" The Administration organ contains a
long lettter from Mr. l3igler, apologizing to
his constinents for having so grossly misrep
resented them at Charleston. He does not
pretend that„he carried out at Charleston the
principles of those who composed the conven
tion of Pennsylvania, by which he was ap
pointed a delegate. The Pennsylvania con
vention affirmed the doctrine of non-interven
tion by Congress with slavery in the Territo
ries, as announced in the Cincinnati plat
form. Mr. Bigler and his associates repudi
ated the doctrine of his own State, and advo
cated a platform, which affirms the duty of
Congress to protect and maintain slavery in
the Territories, wherever the people do not
want it.
" Mr. Bigler denies that he was in favor of
bolting with Yancey & Co., but admits that
he was in favor of seceding after Yancey &
Co. had bolted, and because they had bolted,
provided Virginia, Kentucky, and other
States had also seceded. Mr. Bigler does not
deny and cannot deny with truth, that he ur
ged delegates rom Kentucky, Missouri, and
other States to secede, and pledged him
self and his associates to withdraw from the
convention if they would. The fact is noto
rious, that Mr. Bigler did urge the delegates
from various States to secede, and only re
maining in the convention, because he could
not induce enough to go out with him to break
up the convention. Mr. Bigler does not deny
that it is the intention of those with whom
he is acting, to secede from the Baltimore
Convention, and destroy the organization of
the Democratic party, in the event they fail
in their schemes to defeat Mr. Douglas.—
Mr. Bigler cannot fail to know that such is
the scheme of the bolters and Yanceyites ;
nor will he deny that it is his intention to
vote to receive the bolters back at Baltimore,
with the understanding that they will bolt
again, and with them if they cannot defeat
the nomination of Mr. Douglas in any other
way. It is notorious that Mr. Bigler and his
confederates are daily and nightly planning
such a scheme for the breaking up of the
Baltimore Convention, in the contingency
alluded to. With a full knowledge of this
scheme, Mr. Bigler does not venture to deny
his approval of it, nor can he be induced to
pledge himself to abide the decision and sup
port the nominee of the party at Baltimore.
He proposes to go to Baltimore and abide the
result, provided the majority will yield to the
minority, but not otherwise.
" He is very free to say that he is not in
favor of the nomination of Mr. Douglas, but
he will not condescend to tell who he prefers.
He argues, contrary to the fact as shown by
the record on fifty-seven ballots, that a ma
jority of the delegates at Charleston prefer
red other persons ; but he does not pretend
that either Hunter, Wise, Breekinridge, Guth
rie, Lane, Dickinson, Davis, Toucey, Sey
mour, Johnson, or any other man, was the
choice of a majority of the convention. The
record shows that on more than fifty consecu
tive ballots Douglas received over fifty votes
more than all them put together. Mr. Big
ler assumes that All of the other candidates
had formed a combination against Douglas,
and hence that 'r-7 bile a vote for either of them
was a vote against Douglas, it ought not to
be counted against either of others. As
suming that all the other candidates in exis
tence and in expectancy have formed them
selves into a joint stock company for the sole
purpose of defeating Mr. Douglas, with the
understanding that whoever might be the
nominee, each and all were to participate
alike in the honors and share in the spoils.
" Mr. Bigler seems to think that Mr.
Douglas should not be declared the choice of
the party, because he only received fifty-one
votes more than all the stockholders in the
"Mr. Bigler speaks of the seventeen States
whose committee men voted for the slave
' code platform, as the `-seventeen Democratic
States,' and consequently being entitled to
more consideration and respect than such Re
publican or Douglas States as Pennsylvania,
New Jersey, Indiana and Illinois, which elec
ted Mr. Buchanan President. He does not
tell us when Maryland became a Domocratic
State, since she voted against Mr. Buchanan
in 1856, and is now represented in Congress
by an equal number of positive representa
tives. Nor does he explain how it happens that
such ' certain Democratic States" as North
Carolina, Kentucky, and Tennessee are now
represented in Congress by a majority of the
opposition members. He fails to explain how
it is that none of the Southern States could
be carried for Mr. Douglas on the Cincinnati
platform, when they are all claimed as cer
tainly Democratic !
" If it be true that those States are all 'cer
tain' for the Democratic party, it is difficult
to understand the necessity of changing the
platform in order to get votes ; or does Mr.
Bigler mean that those States are certainly
Democratic, provided the party will abandon
its principles and change its creed, but not
otherwise? By the same process of reason
ing it might be demonstrated that Massachu
setts and Vermont may be relied upon as
'certain' Democratic States, provided the par
ty would abandon the Cincinnati platform
and adopt the Black Republican creed !
This may be sound Democratic doctrine, ac
cording to the Yancey school, but we have
been taught to believe that those States only
were certainly Democratic which could be re
lied upon to vote for the Democratic nomi
nees on the time-honored principles and plat
forms of the party."
irrepressible conflict on a small scale waging
between the two Democratic journals of Louis
ville, Ky. The Democrat is on the Douglas
non-intervention side, and the Courier belongs
to the Jeff,.Davis school of Southern fire-eat
ers. The former proposes to the latter the
following bets :
"$lOO to $4OO that Douglas will be the next
President, pay or play, as he may not be a
candidate. $2OO that the secession candidate
will not receive the ele , 3toral vote of a North
ern State. $2OO that Douglas, if a candidate,
will receive the vote of four Northern States.
$2OO that Douglas will get more Southern
electoral votes than the secession candidate.
$lOO that the secession candidate will not get
enough votes to bring his name before the
House of Represetatives. $lOO that Douglas
if a candidate, carries Ohio, do. New Jersey,
do. Pennsylvania. do. California. $lOO that
he beats the secession candidate in every
Northern State. $lOO that he receives more
votes in one Northern State than the seces
sion candidate receives in all the North.
represent that vegetation is perishing in Kan
sas and all the border Missouri and .1 - Owa
counties. No rain has fallen for weeks, while
in this latitude we have been drenched for
weeks past.
The Douglas Meeting at Pittsburg.
A large and enthusiastic meeting of the
friends of Judge Douglas was held at Pitts
burg, on the sth inst. Decided resolutions
were anepted, and able speeches made by
Jos. R. Hunter, Esq. President of the Doug
las Club, Ccl. Geo. W. McCook, and Gen.
Will A. Stokes, whose remarks are thus re
ported in the Post:
Gen. Will. A. Stokes, of Westmoreland,
was now called tor, and the chairman intro
duced him to the meeting, which he addressed
as follows :
When I last had the pleasure of addressing
you, now nearly four years since, we are en
gaged in' a most arduous contest—in the elec
tion of James Buchanan as President of the
United States. Our contest was crowned with
success—a disastrous success. The fruits are
before us, fruits like the apples of the Dead
Sea, pleasing to the eye, but ashes to the
touch, and you are here to-night as the evi
dences. There is is something wrong—some
thing to be rectified. What is it ? Congress,
as the Republicans claimed, had the right to
interfere with the question of slavery in the
Tertitories. The Democratic party denied it,
and said the people of the Territories alone had
the right to make the laws under which they
live. The contest was successful on that
doctrine, and you are here to-night to reaffirm
it. You are where you then were.
Where is Mr. Buchanan ? Is he with us
or against us ? It is not enough to say that
he is the successfill candidate of the Demo
cratic party, or the President of the United
States. We wish to know how he stands on
the great issue upon which he was elected.—
I say, where is he to-day ? lam not to stoop
to a contest with his slaves, his myrmidons,
his Biglers ; but I say, where is he ? Is the
Buchanan, seeking the nomination of 1856,
denying the same doctrine in 1860 ? Does
he to-day stand on that doctrine ? or is he
bound, hand and foot, by the South, who wish
us to give further protection to slavery ? Is
he a slave? and are we, therefore, to be the
slaves of his slaves ?
But the particular object of this meeting is
to declare its sentiments with regard to the
conduct of the delegates who were sent to
Charleston, and who there dared to misrepre
sent us on this question of people's rights.—
Now, fellow-citizens, Pennsylvania's voice
upon this question was universal and unani
mous, and we sent delegates to Charleston.—
But there were men there who wished to make
special provision for the security of slave prop
erty. The time has arrived when questions
as to the rights of the people are to be deter
mined by the people themselves. Is there a
man here who does not know that when an
effort is made by the Federal Government at
Washington to enforce its particular views as
to territorial sovereignty, the people of the Ter
ritories are deprived of their sovereignty as
Upon this point the campaign of 185 G was
successfully fought. These delegates were
sent to Charleston to express the views of
Pennsylvania on the subject. Did they- do
this? Were they wrong to declare that the
people of the Territories were free to govern
their own institutions in their own way ? If
they were, then they expressed our voice : it
not, they nid not.
The gentleman then went on to comment
further on the action of the delegates, regret
ting that they had not fulfilled the threat of
leaving the Convention, which it was their
bounden duty to do when they bad ceased to
give utterance to the sentiments of those who
sent them there.
He expressed an opinion that if this were
permitted to go by, the popular voice would
henceforth be disregarded. If, said he, the
time has arrived when you are prepared to
give unlicensed and unlimited power to those
who misrepresent you, then popular sovereign
ty is as much in the dust as it would be were
the doctrines of our opponents to prevail.
Stephen A. Douglas is the incarnation •of
popular sovereignty for the world, not for us
alone, and we should struggle to elevate him
to the high position he so well deserves, and
finally secure the ascendency of that great
principle which has brought you here to-night,
the right to make the laws under which you
live. Let us never forget we are Democrats,
and especially at this moment, when we have
so excellent an opportunity of combining all
our elements.
Here he gave a sarcastic sketch of the life
and public services of Abe Lincoln, who was
unknown, except as the defeated opponent of
Douglas, which he hoped might ever be true
of him.
Then, recurring to the action of our dele
gation at Charleston, he said : This is not the
tirst:time in the history of Pennsylvania that
such an attempt has been made. Your fath
ers and grandfathers resisted then], and are
you to put your necks under the yoke ? I
say no? Let us cultivate the spirit of our
fathers ; reflect that Pennsylvania is a great
empire within herself, and remember that
she will stand fast to the Constitution and the
Union, at all hazards.
Give these ideas in plain Saxon, to those
who have dared to misrepresent you at
Charleston, and they will not have the effront
ery to repeat the offence at Baltimore. But
whatever may be the case, let us be true to
ourselves, and have no other allegiance.—
Let us adhere to the principles for which we
have been battling, and the right of the peo
ple of the Territories to make their own local
laws will be triumphantly vindicated in the
election of the gallant Senator from Illinois
to the highest office in the gift of this great,
free people.
. Voice from Monroe, the "Banner
At a Democratic meeting held in'the court
house in Stroudsburg, Monroe county,. Pa.,
May 28th, 1860, Hon. Abraham Edinger pre
siding, the following resolutions were unani
mously passed :
Resolved, That we are unalterably and U7l
- opposed to, and hereby repu
diate and renounce, the dangerous political
heresy of Congressional intervention as regards
the subject of slavery in the Territories of the
United States, whether it be interpolated by
the Republicans and Abolitionists of the
North or the Secessionists of the South.
Resolved, That the great principle enun
ciated in the Compromise measures of 1850,
affirmed by the National Democratic Conven
tion at Baltimore in 1852, recognized in the
Kansas and Nebraska acts of 1854, incorpo
rated in the Cincinnati platform in 1856, and
recently reenacted at the Democratic Nation
al Convention at Charleston, historically illus
trates the position of the national Democracy
upon the subject of slavery in the Territories,
viz : that the people thereof shall be left per
fectly free to form and regulate their institu
tions in their own way, subject only to the
Coastitotion of the United States. •
Resolved, That we regret the secession of
a portion of the Southern delegates from the
Charleston Convention thereby rendering an
adjournment necessary, but our regrets are
somewhat released of their poignancy by the
hope that their seats in the approaching Bal
timore Convention will be filled by wiser men,
whose patriotism and party fealty will not be
subservient to Their political aspirations, and
who will not jeopard the Democratic party and
its organizaton, or imperil the Union of the
States, by the, foolish, and illogical agitation of
miserable political abstractions.
Resolved, That Stephen A. Douglas has
been for nearly a quarter of a century the
bold and fearless champion of all the cardinal
principles and measures of the Democratic
party. Thus his pre-eminent statesmanship,
indomitable moral prowess, and his fast hold
upon the great.popular heart, stamps him as
the man to bear the Democratic standard in
the approaching Presidential contest, AND WE
timore Convention that convenes on the 18th
of nest month to give to Judge Douglas their
cordial and united support.
Resolved, That we fully endorse the nomi
nation of General Henry D. Foster, as the
Democratic nominee for Governor of the Com
monwealth of Pennsylvania, and pledge our
selves to use all honorable means to secure
his triumphant election.
Monroe is aroused, and nine-tenths of the
Democracy are for the " Litttle Giant ;" and
any-other man in the Democratic ranks would
not get more than three-fourths.of them at
the most. •
Great Salt Lake City---A Re--11 of a
"Eire in the Mountains,
Run boys. Run!"
The last Mountaineer, printed at Salt Lake
City, has the following fiery parapraphs
" WHAT NEXT ?—Since the American army
entered Utah and took up winter quarters at
Fort Bridger, and the immaculate Eckles'
court, famous for indictment, held a Camp
Scott; the arrival of our old friend Ben Mc-
Cullough and Gov. Powell, plenipotentiaries
to the Mormons from the President to treat
for peace, and offer a pardon to the rebellious ;
and the return of Brighim Young and the
people from the south ; the location of Camp
Floyd ; the court of Sinclair and his famous
bull charge (in the face of President Buchan
an's pardon) to the grand jury to indict the
Echo Kanyon rebels, and the famous John
Cradlebaugh's bayonet court at Provo city,
and his holy pilgrimage to the tombs of the
martyrs and the silver diggings ; the release
of all the convicts in the Penitentiary by vir
tue of Ecklesistical sympathy ; the order of
the War Department for the removal of the
troops from Utah ; the passage of the anti
polygamy bill by the House; the removal of
the judges ; the organization of guerrilli ban
ditti ;-what next ? Why, Napoleon has seized
Savoy ; the Pope will have dominion on Ro
magna ; Gen. Sam Houston's boys will re-echo
Alamo in the halls of the Montezurnas ; and
that so long as the gulf of Mexico washes the
shores of the American continent, the twin
relics of barbarism will exist. What next ?
that the Mormons will live in these moun
tains until the snow-capped peaks bear the
weight of a thousand snows; that the fillibus
ters will yet have Cuba, Nicarragua and all
the possessions that are claimed by a nation
in whose veins runs castitlian or negro blood.
What next? that the minds of the people con
sider a newspaper worthless that cannot have
to recite to its daily readers, an awful tragedy
in the way of a steamboat explosion, a rail
road smash up, a congressional riot, coffee
and pistols for two, a midnight assassination,
suicide, elopement, or conflagration; all of
which only satisfies a vitiated taste for a mo
ment; and the cry is, what next? By the
Pony Express we hope to lay before our read
ers the proceedings of the Charleston Con
vention probably the name of the Democratic
nominee, and .that the special legislation of
Congress will extend to all Territories. If
the Republicans take the present advantage
that they have gained in the House, as we
think they will, what next ? If a Republi
can President is elected, a hell of a-blow up.
The editor calls upon a theory that an au
thor who cannot throw some fire into his wri
tings, he should throw his writings, in the
fire. He certainly made his effusions pretty
Here is another :
RAPINE AND MURDER.—During the last
few days, almost daily we have learned, anoth
er man killed, some one shot, another mule
drive, an officer resisted, a horse stolen, a new
milch cow driven from the range, appearance
of suspicious person in the city, the meeting
of horsemen by day and night travelling be
tween this city and the southern towns, a
man caught with another's horse and cow, is
heard to say he will shoot this one, kill an
other, frighten a third, and then go to Cache,
Carson, California or Hell, and they don't
care a d—n which. Neither do we ; go it,
ye cripples ; your days are number.
Again :
SOUTHERN POLYGATIY.-A correspondent,
writing from Mississippi, says :—" I hate the
institution of slavery, from its white relatives
down. I need only say that if you want to
have Polygamy abused, or the Mormons for
the practice of it, just mention the institu
tion in the presence of one who has from one
to twenty negro mistresses, and hold the re
lation of master and father to a portion of
them. This•may seem strange in the abstract,
but it is a common thing, as the mulatoes
amongst us plainly prove." [Mississippi,
friend, is not alone in this thing, for we our
selves have seen many, if not more, in propor
tion to the negro population, around and about
Washington City, and through Pennsylvania
and Ohio, than we have seen in the south
where we were raised ; and more bastard
white children in one school district than in
all the Territory of Utah.--Ens.
BLOOD I—MORE - BLOOD !—The Vicksburg
(Miss.) Sun, of Wednesday, says :—" With
in the past two days our pen has been kept
busy in chronicling deeds of violence. We
may be said to be in the midst of a carnival
of blood. On last Sunday, a Mr. Lee, of this
county, becoming offended at his wife, delib
erately pulled out his pistol and sent two balls
whizzing through her body. No sooner had
he perpetrated this shocking deed than a rel
of his, animated
. by a laudable spirit,
shot him down, killing him instantly. In
this morning's issue we record the death of
Col. Wm. De Griffin and Dr. Selser by the
hands of Dr. Bell. On the same day, a des
perate affair took place at Terrapin-neck-cut
off in Madison parish, in which five or sra
men were either killed or dangerously woun
Terrible Tornado in lowa and Illinois.
Destruction of Life and Property—The towns
of Comanche, lowa, and Alabany, Illinois,
Completely Demolished—Numbers Killed
and Wounded.
CHICAGO, June 4.—A terrible tornado pass
ed over the eastern portion of lowa, and
north-western Illinois last night.
There was more destruction of life and
property in lowa than anything of the kind
has over before caused.
The town of Camanche, lowa, and Albany,
Illinois, were completely destroyed.
At Camanche, thirty-two dead bodies have
already been recovered, and there is still a
number under the ruins.
In Albany, five or six dead bodies have
been found ; with fifty wounded, _ some Of
whom received serious injuries.
No list of names of the victims in these
towns have been received.
The destruction was equally great at Mor
rison, Illinois. At this place the killed are
Mrs. Richmond, Mr. and Mrs. Derr, George
Rowertli and a boy named Barnum. Seri
ously injured—Thomas Bigly, Benj. Lathe
and wife, Mr. _Richmond and Hiram Mann.
At Lynden several were killed and fifteen
badly injured. The storm passed North Am
boy. In this vicinity report says over ten
were killed and a number badly injured.—
The names of those known to be killed are
Mrs. Morse, and a child named Billsby ; awl
the injured are Mr. Morse, a daughter of Mr.
Sacker, a boy named Northway, and Mr.
The tornado's course was almost due east
from the Mississippi to Rock river.- Scarcely
a house or barn in the direct track of the
the wind, which was a half mile in width, has
been left standing.
The total loss of life is not under sixty.—
The loss of property has'not been ascertained,
but is undoubtely large.
The names of the persons killed at Albany,
Illinois, are as follows: D. Buck, E. Effner,
Mr. Sweet, two children of Mr. Riley; Miss
Rider is also missing.
The following are fatally wounded: Mr.
Riley, Miss Mary Stagg, Mrs. Slocum.
Badly Injured—Mr. Perkins, Mrs. Sweet,
Mrs. Cuper and child, Mrs. McMa.nn, Mrs.
Cole, Moses Bishop, wife and child ; Mrs.
Whitecomb, leg broken ; Mrs. Effner, Fred
Miller, Mr. Ostrander, and several others.
A public meeting has beeh held at Fulton,
Illinois, which resolved to furnish sufferers
with homes and assistance.
Cmceoo, June s.—The devastating torna
do which visited eastern lowa and north
western Illinois on Sunday night was first
noticed between Marion and Cedar Rapids,
in Lynn county, lowa, going north-west and
south-west in three separate currents, and
crossing the track of the Chicago Railroad
several times.
At Lisbon, tho depot buildings and all the
warehouses in the village were entirely de
molished. A train of ten freight cars, heavi
ly loaded, were lifted bodily from the track
and dashed to pieces! •
Before reaching Lisbon, it had killed six
teen persons.
One current passed north through Mechan
icsville, demolishing everything in its course,
and killing sixteen persons.
Another current passed through Union
Grove, killing in that vicinity, seventeen per
It then passed south of the railroad, near
De Witt, killing twenty-seven persons, six
teen of whom belonged to the family of
Thomas Hatfield.
It then passed south of the towns of Re
mersa and Low boor, demolishing the house
of David Millard, killing Mr. Millard and a
portion of his family.
The current then struck the town of Ca
manche, on the Mississippi, at which point
the loss of life is much greater than was first
From all accounts there cannot be less than
55 killed at this place alone.
Some reports give even a larger estimate,
but the bodies cannot be found.
There are also 125 wounded, some of whom
are fatally injured, and 10 arc missing.
At this place a large lumber raft, with a
crew of twenty-four men, was scattered, and
twenty-one of the men were lost. Two wo
men, who were on board, were also drowned.
The tornado is known to have travelled a
distance of ninety miles in lowa, and seven
ty in Illinois. The loss of life cannot be less
than one hundred and fifty.
During yesterday two trains of cars were
run every hour from Clinton to the scene of
disaster, with relief for the sufferers.
LOUISVILLE, June 4.—A violent, but brief,
storm of wind and rain did some damage to
day here, and on the Lebanon branch of tho
Louisville and Nashville Railroad, destroy
ing buildings, the crops of wheat and corn,
trees etc., in Bullet and Marion counties.
Sr. Louis, June 4.—The storm of Saturday
was very severe at Alton, Illinois. The total
loss will exceed $lOO,OOO. The German Ca
tholic Church is almost a complete wreck.
The Democratic office was damaged $l,OOO.
The Episcopal Church lost its steeple, and
was also badly wrecked. The steeple of the
Methodist Church fell through the roof, doing
great damage to the building. Much dam
age was also occasioned by the hail. • There
were many narrow escapes, but no lives were
Northern Missouri also stffered severely
from the storm.
workmen engaged in excavating for the
Branch Road, on the farm of John Thomas,
about four miles from Ebensburg, some two
weeks since, found a few rich specimens of
quartz rock. They are about the size of
hickory nuts, and rich with gold. Old Cali
fornia miners have examined the specimens,
and the rock formation from which they are
obtained, and have no hesitation in asserting
the existence of gold thereabouts; but wheth
er it can be obtained in sufficient quantities
to justify the working of it, has not yet been
determined. Some of the dirt will be wash
ed, and further examinations will be made.---
Harrisburg Telegraph.
SIIICIDE.—The Harrisburg Telegraph, of
the 9th inst., says that a middle aged farmer,
named Cyrus Lewellyn, resididing in West
Pikeland. township, Chester county, commit
ted suicide on Saturday evening last by hang
ing himself. He rose early from the, teatable,
and about ten minutes after was found by
some one of the family hanging in the barn,
whither it seems he had immediately repair
ed. His body was still warm when discov
ered, but all attempts to resuscitate him
proved unavailing. The deceased has for
some years been laboring under a depression
of spirits.