Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, June 24, 1880, Image 4
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AkNol'griMxvTH or MABTUAQI* AND DEATHS Inserted f ee ; hut ai! obituary notices will be charged scents per litis. SPECIAL NOTICXS 25 per cent, above regular rates. De Golyer Garfield, AND Custom House Arthur. THE GRAND (?) RATIFICATION MEETING. As announced by stunning posters, and conspicuous type in the Bellefonte Republican, a meeting to ratify the nominations made at Chicago was held in the Court House ou last Thursday evening. Chairman Ran kin had for several days, been assidu ous in his endeavors to heal the sores and apply soothing lotions to the wounds made by the clash of factions in the county. His success can be judged by this outcome of his efforts to restore tranquility and good feeling to bis badly broken party lines. At half past seven o'clock the Mountain City band -marched to a prominent position in the Diamond and entertained a mis cellaneous crowd, largely composed of the small boy, with excellent music, and Chairman Rankin rushed about in a nervous and troubled uiauuer vainly looking for the bright lights who were to shine on his benighted people. The band played long and persistently, but the faithful failed to put in an appearance. At five min utes of eight o'clock the first detach ment arrived. James Milliken, a Washburne mau, came across the street arm-in-arm with Robert Valen tine, a pronounced Grant man, closely followed by Dr. Hayes and Col. Robt. McFarlane, Blaine, and John G. Love the champion of the "Old Command er." Chairman Rankin brought up the rear looking exceeding lugubrious and gave the order to the band to re pair to the court room. The crowd gradually filed in, and as it was grow ing late, an organization was immedi ately effected. Robert Valentine was elected President, and was flanked by Captain Austin Curtin and Robert H. Duncan, as Vice Presidents. A. A. Dale and James Montgomery were named as Secretaries. Immediately upon assuming the chair Mr. Valen tine called the nffeeting to order and briefly explained its object. He said they had met to concur in the nomi nation of Garfield and Arthur and to bury the hatchet. He remarked that there should now be no Blaine, Grant or Sherman men, they should all be Republicans. As Mr. Valen tine took his seat their was faint ap plause. At this time the court room was not over half full and the out look was not encouraging. Chairman Rankin now appeared upon the scene and moved that James Milliken he called upon to address the assembled multitude. Mr. Milliken's remarks were void of interest and elicited hut little applause. The most impor tant information vouchsafed the audi ence by this gentleman, was that Gar field's nominatien had been favorably received by the Corps Legislatif, in Paris. All this time the managers of this grand outburst of Republican en thusiasm, were anxiously gazing to ward the doors, hoping that people enough would arrive to fill up the benches before the great event of the evening—the speech of Gen. Beaver. John G. Love was soon on the floor, to fill in, but his remarks did not seem to take well, and although he endangered the safety of the globes upon the chandaliers, by the vocifer outt manner in which ho denounced tlio Democracy, the applause was not of such a nature as to make any one uncomfortable. While he was appa rently killing time, Htrains of music floated in through the widely opened widows of the sanctuary of justice, and relief was plainly expressed upon the countenances of the heretofore restless chiefs. Succor was at hand, the court room was now evidently about to be filled. ABE MILLER TO THE RESCUE. In a few moments in walked the Pleasant Gap band followed by a large crowd, headed by the irrepress ible Abe Miller. The seats were rapidly filled up and the cries be gan for " Beaver," " Beaver." The General swung himself forward and was soon engaged in a pathetic apology for his course at Chicago. He based his action upon the belief that Grant's nomination would have best benefitted the Republican party of the South. He was touching in his appeal to his associates, not to go back upon the poor negroes. He pre dicted in carfully rounded sentences, that Garfield would carry at least three Southern States and named Vir ginia, Florida and Georgia. Warm ing up with his theme, he, in u little while had added North Carolina to his list, ami before the poor Democrats, who composed at least one half the audience, could catch their breath, they saw Mississippi slip from her moorings and float into General Beaver's harbor. In the meantime Senator Alexander had walked down the aisle and was received with applause. He was doubt less mistaken for the speaker frojp abroad, whom Chairman Rankin had unsuccessfully angled for. General Beaver at last succeeded in getting things fixed entirely to his satisfaction, having taken all the States in the Union and placed them in the Repub lican column. The Democrats cer tainly start into the canvass under the most unfavorable circumstances. The only thing the General found fault with was the Chicago platform. He deprecated all allusions to the past, saying that if his party wished to win they must look to the future, and in order to be successful they must carry some Southern States. He added im pressively, "We cannot elect our can didate for President this time in the North. We must have the electoral votes of Southern States." As he re tired there wa a blank look ou many a face, and while the band played the stalwarts had time to recover from the astonishment this announcement had caused them, and then A. O. Furst was called out, and lie unfolded the bloody shirt and claimed thut they did not need any but northern men to elect their candidate. This pleased the boys and as he retired, Chairman Rankin jumped to his feet and asked for three cheers for Garfield which were stoutly given. The grand (?) ratification wasat Aiieud. The speak ers all touched Garfield and Arthur's records with gloved hands. They had no explanation to offer, they said. They will have before the campaign is over. MK. A.(). FURST, in the first heat of his bloody shirt harrangue, at the Court House on last Thursday eve ning, faced the coat of arms which overlooks the bench and bar, and said in an awe stricken voice, that "there were inscribed the three attributes of General Garfield's character." Mr. Furst's eye-sight must have been bad, for on turning his gaze toward the frescoe he failed to find the "attri butes." lie supplemented this ringing remark by saying that they ought to have been there if they were not. The "attributes" alluded to are the simple words, "Virtue, Liberty and Independence." The Barcasm contain ed in this little tribute to Garfield's "attributes" was fully appreciated by the Democrats, and a sort of a sickly smile curled over the faces of the whipped in Republicans, who were brought to the meeting while protest ing against its object. Mr. Furst was not entirely happy in his manner of drawing attention to I>e Golyer Gar field's "attributes." MR. Finn 1 said at the lie Golyer, Credit Mobiiier "ratification" meeting lent Thursday night, that there were enough of Republicans in the North to elect Garfield, and that General Beaver's newly discovered friends in the South might as well consider them selves on the other side of the fence. LETTER FROM WASHINGTON. from our ragslar Corro|M>inlent. WASHINGTON, I). C., June 21, 'BO. Congress has adjourned, leaving our village to resume that degree of ex treme quietude which characterizes the recess. Though our census taker shows that we now have a population of 170,- 000, an increase since 1870 of nearly 40,000 people, yet the absence of all manufacturing industries enables Con gross, by its presence, to exercise a marked effect upon our city's business, and particularly upon the streets and promenades. Our hotelß are, through adjournment, half closed, and every other channel of trade or business, or pleasure-seeing or going, is similarly effected. Adjoutnment to us is as Jack Frost to a summer resort. The Capitol is deserted. Its bright flugs which have flaunted so gaily over the halls since the first Monday of last December, are furled. The crowds which thronged the lobbies have migrated, and we shall see no more of them till next winter's harvest of spoils brings them back again to us. The House proceedings during the last twenty-four hours of the session had less of interest or excitemeut in them than we have ever seen in the past. At 4 o'clock on Tues day it adjourned till 10 r. a., Wednes day, which gave but two hours for busi ness before the hour for final adjourn ment arrived. This unprecedented action avoided the rush, excitement and turmoil attending the last hours of Congress, where they are devoted to one prolonged session, extending through the whole night and until noon. In some respects it was a wise proceeding, for it killed a score of swindling, thieving measures, whose friends had hoped to drive into passage under the usual press and inattention of the last hours, while other and meri torious bills are merely delayed. WORK OF THE SESSION. During the session 1,107 bills and joint resolutions were introduced in the Senate, and 4,188 bills and joint resolu tions in the House of ltepresentatives. The number introduced during the first (or extra) session were respectively 773 and 2,520, making a grand total of 8,784 bills and joint resolutions introduced thus far during the present Congress. A DECREASING NOMINATION. Business people in Washington com plain very bitterly of the depression and dullness which bus set in since the Chicago nomination. Whether well founded or not, there was a general impression among all classes here that that the nomination of Gen. Grant would be a great thing for Washington, and Democrats showed quite as much anxiety on the subject as Republicans. Notwithstanding that the personal influence of Mr. Hayes and the mem bers of the administration was ex erted in favor of Secretary Sherman, the great msjority of the office holders were also in favor of Grant. They had an idea that Grant could be elected. Hut the election of Garfield is consider ed as involved in doubt and uncertain ty, and business men say, in conse quence of this, all the officeholders of Washington have shut down, and are making nothing but absolutely neces sary purchases. As is known, not a gun was fired in Washington over the nomination of Garfield. Subscriptions had been made for the firing of a thousand guns over the expected nomi ination of Grant, but the subscribers declined to permit their money to be spent in salutes over any one else. From advices received here from the ■South it seems that the same feeling of disappointment exists there among the colored voters over the failure to nominate Grant. In many towns and villages extensive preparations had been made to celebrate the nomination of Grant, but Garfield they had never heard of, and everything fell stillborn on the announcement of his nomina tion. George C. Gorbam has at last become reconciled and nay* he is going to Cali fornia to stump the State for Garfield. Mr. Blaine expects to spend about a month at the White Sulphur Springs, and then take the stump. There was much disappointment that Mr. Hlaine did not speak at the Oar field serenade on Thursday night last. In fact, with the exception of General Logan, all of the speakers after Mr. Gartield were of the small fry genu*. The enthusiasm, which WAS meager, was manufactured by the paid clerka of the several and the pyro tecnica burned were paid for from the slender means of the same parties. The demonstration was a failure in every particular but one, and that one marked the whole as a success. When the procession brought Mr. Garfield out, reeking as he is with the memory of Credit Mobilier and DeGolyer jobs, he leaned on the arm of Secor Robeson, Grant's late .Secretary of the Navy. Of all the rotten wrecks of the Grant re gime, there is none, not even Belknap, whose official life is so ordorous with the stench of crime, jobbery and fraud as this man Robeson, and the confiden tial relations which his appearance with Garheld implies, creates a harmony of feeling, a fitness of things which mark ed the demonstration as a grand success. THB "DARK HORSE" IN INDIANA, The Republican nomination for Gov ernor of Indiana seems to have gone begging. No one on the snot of suffi cient consequence appeared to care for it, and .Secretary Thompson was inquir ed of by telegraph if he would have It. He replied that he could not endure the labor of the canvass. The convention then nominated Judge Porter, who is the first comptroller of the treasury. His nomination was almost as unex pected as that of Garfield at Chicago. SUMMER JAUNTS. The adjournment of Congress leaves the members of the administration free for summer jaunts. Mr. Hayes, with some of bis family, has already inaugu rated the series of official summer excur sions by a trip to Ohio. This week he will attend the commencement at Ken yon College, from which he graduated in 1842. Hec'y Ramsey, with several army officers, will shortly leave for a Western trip, but nominally to inspect the mili tary prison at Fort Leavenworth. Sec retary Sherman will leave next week for a "vacation and rest." Gen. Sher man goes to St. I'aul to attond the cele bration, on July 3, of the discovery of the Falls of St. Anthony. Secretary Schurz will shortly make a trip to Deer Park, and Secretary Evarts will look after the fences on his Vermont farm. The other members of the cabinet are also arranging for their summer recrea tion. FEI.IX. What Garfield must Explain. Tilll RECORD THAT GARFIELD MUST MEET AND JUSTIFY OR AVOID. Prom thf Now York Il-r*l<i, Intl. What is charged is that he he had Credit Mobilier stock to the amount of two thousand dollars; that he never paid nor expected to pay a cent for it j that the dividends on the other stock which went with it were so enormous that they paid for the Credit Mobilier stock and left a surplus of three hun dred and twenty-nine dollars which was paid over to Mr. Garfield, making the actual bribe two thousand dollars of stock which cost him nothing and the surplus which he received in money. When the exposure came he threw up and repudiated his stock ; but had there been no exposure he might have retain ed it. llis acceptance of the surplus of dividends beyond what was neces sary to pay for the stock looked like an acknowledgment that the stock was his. There must be some better explanation than has yet been presented before the country will think otherwise. We are willing and anxious to see a defense which is not as damaging as the origi nal charge. Will any Republican con tend that if the three hundred and twenty-nine dollars which Mr. Garfield received from Gakes Ames was a sur plus of dividends on his slock he is tit to be Presidens T If, as Mr. Garfield tried to have it appear at the time, it was borrowed money, why did he bor row so singular a sum ? The defense put forward for the five thousand dollars received in the De Golyer business is equally lame. It is not denied that he received that sum, but it is asserted that it was a counsel fee. It is not yet shown what service Mr. Garfield rendered to earn it. It was equal to a full year's salary as Con gressman, a salary which is earned by many speeches on the floor, much ar duous lat>or in several committees, and many services for his constituents. It is averred that he never made a speech nor did any namable thing for that lurge counsel fee. If he did, let his friends present a bill of particulars. If they can find nothing to insert in such a bill let them cease prating about a counsel fee, for it will be evident that the money was' paid him because he was chairman of the committee on appro priations. We waive the indecorum of taking a counsel fee in the interest of a job foa which Mr. Garfield's committee was asked to make appropriations, and simply suggest that a precise statement be made of the services he rendered as counsel. If the list of services proves to be a blank what interpretation will be put on the offer and acceptance of the counsel fee? Mr. Garfield's de fense is thus far in such weak and un skillful hands that he should take it up himself. Garllcld Already on the Defensive. Cl**Unl Di*ptrb to th* Ntw York ll*ral<l. Gov. Charles Foster, before leaving the city for his home at the capital, made, at the request of a reporter, the follow ing statement to the charges regarding Gen. Garfield's course in the past, Gen. Foster is Garfield's particular friend and accompanied him from Chicago, making speeches to relieve the General from talking all along the route. The inter view, therefore, has a special value and may be considered almost what Mr. Garfield himself would say : "The charges against Garfield," said Mr. Foster, "are to be thoroughly set tled. From what I know about them, and I think 1 know all about them, there is not the slightest reason to be lieve in any corruption. I also know that fair minded and well informed Democrats have the aame impression. Ilis connection with the Credit Mobilier and DeOolyer matters were both inves tigated by Congressional committees. The foundation of the charge in the Credit Mobilier case was very slight. The only connection he had with the De Golyer matter was very indirect and remote. When the reports of the com mittee were made to Congress no re commendation for action against him was made. He himself has fully met all these charges in the minutest detail, and any one who cares to be informed on the subject can easily find bis de fense in phampblet form. He was the subject of a fierce assault during his candidacy for Congress in 1874, in his district. In thst election he suffered quite seriously in the reduction of his majority, but so thoroughly are his con stituents convinced of his integrity and blamelessness, that in the last election his majority was at its highest." AT 12 o'clock on Wednesday the I6tb, in accordance with the resolution fixing the day for the close of the second session of the 45th Congress, the Senate after (taring adopted resolutions of thanks to Mr. Wheeler and the president />rs Um., quietly adjourned, The closing hours of the house were noisy hut at twelve o'clock the speaker called quiet and said : "The hour fixed by the resolution for the final adjournment of the two bouses has arrived, and now, with an expression of goed will towards everv member and delegate on this floor, and with a hope for their safe return to their homes, I declare this house, in its seoond session of the Forty sixth con gress, adjourned without day." Thus the seoond session was brought to a close, And the participants in the exsiting proceedings of the past six months separated to prepare for their homeward journey. Nellie White, aged ten, of Hoboken, was bitten by a dog last fall, and has had a constant dread of dogs ever sinoe. Recently a Newfoundland dog barked *£ her and she fell unconscious. Bhe now shows symptoms of hydrophobia. Her recovery is doubtful, STATE NEWS. The Buckingham, Buck* county, school directors have advanced the wage* of teachers to >4O per month. The Lycoming tannery, at Williams port, turns out 20,000 hides a year, and uses in that time 12,000 tons of hark. The recent census shows the imputa tion of Jiarrisburg to be 30.412, an in crease of a little more than 31 per cent, in ten years. A reunion of old citizens of Indiana county was held in Indiana on Wednes day last, Itev. David Blair, aged 'J4, invoked the blessing. The first baby named after James ALram Garfield bus made its appearance. It is a foundling, and at present resides at the Pittsburg city poor farm. Joseph Gray, of Susquehanna town ship, Cambria county, has sold to a Clearfield firm, 1,500,000 feet of hem lock timber, to be delivered in time for next spring's rafting. Col. James L. Nutting, at one time a prominent coal operator and of late a prominent Republican leader in Schuyl kill county, died suddenly at I'ine Grove, on Sunday last, of paralysis. A little girl named Kirchof, of Pat terson, fell from a swing a fortnight ago and broke her shoulder blade. Fearing punishment, she did not disclose her condition. A violent fever resulted. She died Tuesday, of last week. The Supreme Court on Saturday af firmed the judgment of the Dauphin county court in the case of the Pennsyl vania Railroad Company vs. the Com monwealth of Pennsylvania, one of the tax cases decided by Judge Henderson some moths ago in appraising the capi tal stock. The amount at stake is $27,- 000. Wiiliam L. Uhler, a wealthy retired citizen of Lebanon, aged 50 years, com mitted suicide by banging himself, late on last Thursday night, at the residence of George W. Hensel, Quarryville, Lan caster county. An inquest was held and the jury brought in a verdict of suicide while laboring under a Ift of in sanity. Considerable excitement prevals in the vicinity of Newmanstown, Lebanon county, on account of the supposed dis covery of gold. I>r. S. K. .Smith pur chased five acres of land on South Mountain, sunk a shaft and is taking out a mineral which he claims to be gold ore. He says he ha applied tests which prove the presence ol precious metals. At Iterwick, Columbia county, there is a mysterious woman. She has re cently arrived from no one knows where, and at night she walks the streets, and meeting gentlemen stojis them, raises their hats and peers intent ly into their faces. She then replaces the hat. expresses dissapointment at not recognizing the party and turns sway. Mr. John 11. Shoenberger, of Pitts burg, who was married to Mis* Alice Taylor, in New Yord, on Tuesday of last week, and sailed on the following day with his bride for Europe, is said to have made her a wedding present of a check for a million of dollars. The bride is a sister-in law of the rector of Trinity Church, Pittsburg,of which Mr. Shoenberger is warden and to the building fund of which he gave, in one subscription, SIOO,OOO. The argument of the Steintnan Hen sel case, involving the right of Judge Patterson, of Lancaster, to disbar attor neys for criticisms as editors, attracted the largest crowd to the Supreme Court room on Saturday morning that has at tended during the session, including many ladies. Mr. Samuel H.Reynolds defended the action of Judge Patterson by an able and elaborate argument, and Mr. McClure followed for the plaintiffs in error. It is not expected that the decision will be rendered before < cto ber. Gettysburg battlefield Memorial Association held its annual business meeting at Gettysburg on last Monday. Governor Hoyt was elected President and Robert G. McCreary Vice Presi dent. The following Directors were also elected : General W. S. Hancock, General 8. W. Crawford, General Louis Wagner, (Colonel C. W. Hazzard, Colonel John Taylor, Captain J. M, Vender slice, Colonel C. H. Buckley, J. Law rence Sheck, N. G. Wilson, John M. Krauth, Charles Horner and Major Robert Bell. John lrey, ex Commissioner and a prominent farmer of West Nantmeal township, Chester county, states that six years ago the army worms, which arc now attacking the grain and grass in some portions of that county, made their appearance in that township in vast numbers, They crawled up the timothy sulks and ate thb heads. The wheat was also greatly damaged by them, and the fields looked as if they had been strewn with bran. At that time the worm was not designated as the army worm. Upon complaint of H. 11. Hughes, of Franklin, J. T.Jones, of Bradford, and others, the grand jury of Armstrong oounly have returned bills of indict ment against Henry Harley, W. 11. Abbott, John U. Drum, Wm. Warm castle and T. Wharsen for fraud, false pretenses and other crimes upon the Pennsylvsnia transportation company, The defendanU were all formerly oon nected with the company. Mr. Harley having been president, Mr. Warmcastle general superintendent, Mr. Abbott treasurer, Mr. Wharsen a director, Mr, Drum book keeper. The cases are set down for trial on the second Monday in September next. I'eylng School Warrants. From lb* llstilihnrz Patriot. State Treasurer Butler has determin ed to honor all school warrants as fast as they are presented for payment numbered from one to a thousand. As the School boards make their reiiorU to the Superintendent of Public Inetruc tion, warranU are drawn in their favor for the amount due them and number ed in the order or the reoeption of the report. The method ofTera a premium Jo prompt report. The appropriation to schools i. $1,000,000 a year and of the amount appropriated for 1870 it is proposed to pay about $450,000 before •toiiping. The county superintendents and oerUin pupils in the Sute Norms! Schools have received nearly SIOO,OOO uf the appropriation. GENERAL NEWS. Currie, the Texas murderer, was ac quitted on Saturday last on the ground of insanity. Mr. Hayes expects to leave for Tali fornia with Secretary Thompson a r ,,| party, about the Ist of July. He will make a general tour of the Pacific coast. Mr. Max Maria Von Weber and Mr. Bohnstedt. aent to this country by t},,, Prussian Government to study the American railroad system and the rev. ulation of rivers, have arrived in Wash, iogton on their way across the continent. John W. White, of Osaipee, N. 11., on last Thursdry attempted to ahoot his wife, who was upon a train which was just leaving the station. A passenger struck up the revolver, and the ba|| penetrated the side of the car. Ik-fore White could be secured be cut bis own tbtoat and he will probably die. ]J<- haa been separated from his wife on ac count of his dissipated habits. Richardson, Moore, Smith A Go's aw, 1 daning and (louring mill, at Snow IJjl], lid., was burned on last Friday evening, involving a loss of $25,000, u[>on wh,<i, there was no insurance. Aliout Jtgj O<X),OUO feet of lumber were included in the loss. Fears for the safety of tie village were at one tune entertained, but the favorable course of the wind allayed them. The Salisbury fire de. partment arrived on a special train and efficiently aided in sutaluing the flarn<-. Mtsa Jessie Raymond, who entered suit at Washington, in March last, against Senator Hill, o( Georgia, for se duction, claiming SIO,OOO damages, aj, peared in the Circuit Court on lan Sat urday. The defendant's counsel bad filed a demurrer setting forth that plaintiff's allegations are false ; that the declarations are bad in suleUnce, and that there is no cause for action. Judge Wylie sustained the demurrer and gave judgment for the defendant. This ends the case at least for the pre* ent. At the Democratic National Conven tion, held four years ago, at St. Ivoui-, there were only two ballots for Presi dent, the official report of the proceed ings giving the result as follow.. (WudlitaU*. Vint K(.| Tlldrn. of !<■ Vork li: , a Hemlrt'k. ..f iMfIMML U lUt< <trk. f JVr.r.at Jtt,, Ali o, <•( OMi | I'.n t *r). of m*fe ;; of S cw ... I* j* Tliurmau • f QM| On the first ballot Thurman had three votes from Nevada, but they were chang ed before the result was announced. Jn like manner sixteen votes of Missouri, which had been cast for J a*. O. Broad head. of that State, were changed to Tilden. Pennsylvania voted solidly for Hancock on both ballota, but Wallace waa the first in the convention to move that Tilden's nomination he made unan imous. About 8 o'clock last Saturday even ing the steamer Grand Republic, which had just landed at Brooklyn, N. Y.. the 2.000 excursionists of the Henry Ward Beecher Sunday School, from Rockawsv collided with the steamer Adelaide which plies between that city and Long Branch, and which had also just landed her passengers, with the exception of one lady. The Adelaide got the wort of the collision, and sunk before tug* which grappled her could haul her up to a wharf. Nolody is known to hav>- been lost on the Adelaide, unlet* it may have been a boy known as "Joe" who has not yet been accounted for, though in the confusion he may have escaji-d and gone home without reporting. The accident appears to have been caused by criminal indifference on the part ot those in charge of the boat*, as one gsve the signal for the right of way and the other answered with a refusal signal, and the crash-canie. ■ —♦ The First Forty.Niner Bead. JOHN A. SI'TTER, THE DISCOVERER Ot COI.P IW CALIFORNIA, BREATHE* Ills I. AST. Gen. John A. Sutter, the discoverer of Gold in California, and one of the earliest pioneers on that coasj died at 1:20 r. w., on Friday, the IMb instant, at his room in Made* hotel, at Wash ington City. He had been sick for about a weak with inflammation of the kidneys, and passed away quietly, in full |ssen of hia faculties. The tail news of hit death was at once telegraph ed to 4 hit home, at Litiz, Lancaster county, Pa., where bis aged wife resides. John A. Sutter waa born at Baden. Germany, in 1802, and when not twen ty years of age entered tbe French army as a lieutenant. After serving for seven years be entered the Swiss army, where he remained until 1534. He then determined to try his fortune* in the New World. Ihi first stopping place waa St. Louia, ana from there he pushed on to Weatport, Mo., where he >n *n active and eEtensive trade in live atock. At this period hu adventurous spirit waa aroused bv a description he heard of the Pacific then an almost unknown country. In 18.18, in company with six men he undertook the journey of 2,000 miles over the wild wide wastes of Indian country. After a varied expetience he reached fort Van Gouver, and not find ing any means of reaching San Francis co, be took passage for the Sandwhicb Island*. After engaging in trade be tween the islands and tbe pacific coast, in the year 1847 Geu. Sutter founded a colony a abort distance up the Sacra- Bento rir. He became an extensive cattle dealer and trader, and hia house o|>ened its hospitable doors to the foot sore adventurer and traveler, and bis generosity ia one of the bright pages in the history of the early pioneer days ol California. It was in digging a mill race that gold waa first discovered. For the peat fifteen years he baa been try tng to obtain some recognition from Congress, but, like all private claimants, he has been neglected, until deeth has rendered all reparation impoaaibie. Gev. Brown, of Miwdwlppl, Drowned. a enn > June 13.—Governor A. G. brown, of If iaaiaaippi wits thrown from bis horse into a pond, near his borne, last night and drowned. The deceased resided near Jackson Mills and wasi 6, years old. He waa Cover nor of Mississippi for two terms and served his Sute aa* a member of Con greaa and of the United Sutes Senate.