Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier, June 14, 1860, Page 2

Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier dated June 14, 1860 Page 2
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$bc (Dttumtoa Courier. THE OFFICIAL CITY PAPER. J. W. MORRIS, Editor. OTTUMWA, IOWA,::: June 14, I860. FOR rirnsmrvT. ABRAHAM LINCOLN, Of H.UXOI& TO* TICK TRKSIDKNT, HANNIBAL HAMLIN. OF MA [XI-:. PRESIDENT! A I- ELECTORS. AT LMtOR. FIT* HENRY WAR8RN, of !m JOS. A. 01IAPJ,1*, 17 Molaw Co. of Doh-inne Co. niSTRlCT oT TTnuS. let Met. M. L. McPHERSON, 94 of Madlimn Co. CHiS. POMKROV, HtWst.-J. of noone Co. ASSIST*NT Hr.lTTdW, \y. VFVVCOMB. —nr.S. of Davis Co. BKCT0R. of fr.-Mont To. til —P. N. BATF*. of Linn Co. —W. B. FAIRF1FI.D, of Floyd Co. REPUBT.fr%N STATE TICKET. FOR SECRBT**T OF HTATR, ELIJAH of Muscatine Co. FOB AriUTrtKOF ST AM, JOHN W. JONBS, of Tlanlin Co. FOR attorxry OR(MUL, CTIA9 r. NOVRSE. of Polk Co. FOR RKOISTKR OF-T»TF !.»*» OFFlOS) A. B. MILLER, of Cerro Gordo Co. Only Fifty Cents! tiif rontiER e Campaign! Removal of our Office. Mr. Prutrh, the owner of the ImiMing in Klhich has been our office for tho past three JWars, having soH the property to Temple 6 Brother, for Ranking purposes, we are compelled to seek other quarters, and have panted rooms in Pumroy's builrtinjr, entrance from corner of Front and Market, to business office Printing office in the ?d story. We shall remove to those quarters before anoth er issue, which may perhaps be dolaved somewhat, thereby. Our friends will find as at home in our new office^ on and after Monday. next. Slavery Restriction «r flarerf Extension. Since 1844, there ha^ been but one ques tion before the people of the United States— t»d that question is Slavery! Shall Slavery be confined to its present thits—and by this we mean where it is in ^actical operation—or shall it extend to •tery foot of national domain, and be exalt ed from a local to a National institution The Republican party, in word and in ac tion —in their platform, and in their speech say restrict the institution, and place it #iere the people will believe it to be in the 4burse of ultimate extinction. The Demo Itotic party declare the institution to be a flbod one—a beneficial one to all—to the non fcJaveholrting as well as the slaveholdinp.— The Democratic party assort that the insti tution is recognized by the Constitution, and bting thus recognized should.be fostered and protected. Here, then, is the issue, and it cannot be •Voided. With reference to this issue there Mte but two positions that can be occupied —a positive and a neprativc one, and every •Bin who thinks and acts on this question, Ulinks and acts with the Republican or the* Democratic party. The Douglas faction en deavor to run between the two parties, claim to be neither for slavery restriction nor •fcvery extension. Nothing is more obvious than that this claim is founded in fallacy. If they are not in favor of slavery extension they Must be opposed to it, and they cannot be Opposed to it without being in favor of slave Tj restriction. It is impossible to act on this "don't care" policy, and be indifferent as to whether the institution be voted down voted up. They do say they are not wit'i tile Republican party—not in favor of slave- restriction. They even say that if the Country must be entirely free or entirely 'Have they prefer the latter alternative. Are they not, then, in favor of slavery exten sion v In a social point of view, we have slavery ^iideavormc to srain a foot hold in the Terri tories. The door is thrown open already— that is now wanted is protection. And If we allow the Democratic party to retain the control of our government, how long will It be before the desired protection will be granted. Douglas may make a show of re sistance, but when the Supreme Com says, "*Mr. Douglas, you are wrong," Mr. Douglas Will submit. Nothing is too bad for this party to do. It U synonimous with slavery itself, and in this ftnse it plunders the public purse to force it S»lf on an unwilling peoplo. N ty, it stops not short of the highest crimes but mur ders, men, women and children, and des troys their property in the attempt to estab Ksh itself on free soil. And in doing this it has but one object, its extension and ulti •ate social and political triumph for- one "fallows upon the other. The Japaneae at Baltimore* Baltimore, June 8.—The Japanese Em hft isy was formally received at the Mary «"lan Institute by Mayor Swan. The pro fession was very fine. The Ambassadors Hide in open cirriagos, each attended'by a Member of the Naval Commission. They observed great reserve, seeming to notice no bpdy. The subordinates, however, manifes tod the greatest enthusiasm. Som^ were Oven taking off their quaint hats and raising them in the true American fashon to the la dles. On the arrival at the Gilmore House li..Monument Square, the whole procession lias reviewed by the Embassy from the por tico. How FOLKS DIFPSB.—We chew tobacco, 4hc Ilindo takes lime. The children ot tfiis country delight in candy, those of Afri pa in r°ck salt. A Frenchman 'goes his Ungth' on fried frog*, while an Esquimaux .J"11ian thinks a stewed candle th« cfauaax of ifl&inties. Peterson's magazine. The July number is on our taUe, and it is an interesting number of the cheapest and best magazine for Ladies published.— Terms, $2,00, Charles J. Priorson, Pub lisher, Philadelphia. Lidies Home Magazine. The July num ber is receive 1 an 1 is worthy of especial commendation. This monthly is growing in •alue and interest, each succeeding number being a preceptable improvement on its pre decessor. T. S. Arthur"& Co., Publishers Philadelphia. Terms $2,09. Only Fifty Cents! for the Campaign Tlie Congressional Convention. The Republicans of this Congressional District will be called upon on the 20th inst., next Wednesday, to select a candidate to be Suppor*ed by our party at the ensuing elec tion. and the difficulty will be, from present indications, not a want of able and popular men from whom to make a selection, but to decide who among quite a number of availa ble and competent citizens, should be nomi nated. We see in this connection, the sug gestion of the names of Hon. W. II. Seevers, of Mahaska, Hon. J. F. Wilson, of Jefferson, Hon. Geo. G. Wright of Van Buren, Col. Sanders of Henry, Hon. W. R. Davis of Polk, and Hon. S. R. Curtis, the present"1 sitting member. These arc all good men, and the EepuMican party would honor itself by se lecting any one of the number is its standard bearer, and the interests of the District and the countrv, would be entirely safe in their hands. But it is quite certain that the nu merous and ardent friends of these several eminent gentlemen connot nil be gratified on this occasion. We are trulv rejoiced that our party can boast the possession of so many men of ability, sohicrhlv esteemed and so popular in their several localities, and we wish all of them couM have a seat in Con-' gre«s, not doubtinsr but they wenld honor it. XT While it is true thnt the convention will be the proper place to decide this important ques tion, and while we believe that, it will be de cided well and wisely, we may he permitted as Journalists, to sav that our judgment in clines ns to the opinion that the interests of the District and the general interests of the country, will be best subserved by return ing Col. Curtis to Congress another term.— Our reasons are briefly these. Col. Curtis, asall will admit, has made a very efficient and popular member. Noone can say anorht aeainst his capacity or devotion to the inter ests ofhis constituents, nis efforts in behalf of the Pacific Railroad unon a central route. especially command 1 im to- the gratitude and will be had. continued confidence of the voters of this District. His position as Chairman of the Select Committee, to whom this matter is confided, was not. onlv a complement to this District but to Col. Curtis himself, whose competency for the position the appointment concedes. -We deem it important to con tinue Col. Curtis in that position until that creat question is decided in accordance with right to the place. Before another election, The cratic ears hereabouts, to listen to tho ten year-old lie about Abraham Lincoln voting, while in Congress, against supplies to our On Page 236, of "Lincoln and Douglas debates," vou will find that Douglas used the following language in his reply to Mr. Lin- The fact is, gentlemen, when you attempt to turn the course of popular enthusiasm from "Honest Abe," by a resort to the old worn out cry of "traitor to his country" "AbolitionismNigger equalityyou only admit that you have no legitimate arguments with which to meet him. And furthermore, you will be under the necessity of perverting historical facts, which, wherever attempted, will be found a very difficult task. J. C. II. Gody's Lady's Magazine, for July is at hand, and welcome. This number commen ces a new volume, and the time is a favora ble one to subscribe. It is almost a neoessa ry of life in every family. Terms *3.00,— Louis A Gody, Publisher, Philadelphia. ,« found elsewhere. It is to he hopod that the report of the niaioritv of the committee, i r„ 1 e e u i a n s o u o u e o u n y w i which can hardly be before a new Conress. 1 11 e s i e s i s o u i s i s o u a a this. Col. Curtis Is popular at Washington. His urbanity and qrentlemanlv benrincr has commanded the esteem of all. This is the testimony of all who have visited Washington during a session of Congress, as a (rood many from this District hare- re cently done. place to some one els*, would have force I undersome circumstances, but it is like Republican Ratification fleet ing. A Mass meeting of the Republicans of Wapello and adjoining Counties, will beheld at Ottumwa on the 21st day of June, to ratify the nomination of Lincoln and Hamlin. Hon. Fit* TTenry Warren, 6f Burlineton, one of the Electors at large, Hon. Saml. F. Miller of Keokuk, Hon. II. C. Caldwell of Kcosauqua, Hon. J. F.Wilson ofFairfield, Hon. C. C. Nourse of Polk, Candidate for Attorney General, Hon. H^nry Ambrer of Mt. Pleasaent, and other distinguished and el oquent Speakers have beon invited, and it is expected will be present and address the Meeting. The presence of Republicans and Demo crats from the several Townships in the County is earnestly desired, and cordially solicited. A Pole 200 feet above ground will lie raised at 10 o!clock A. M. at which Repub licans generally are reouested to participate. As the times are hard, and economv is n stern necessity, it will be thede«im to avoid all needless and expensive displav, and to conduct the meeting upon nrinciplos of Re publican economy. The object will be to brine Republicans torether to consult in reference to the impending contest, nnd to inaugurate in n manner as impocinj as may be, the conflict in which we are en traced. Republicans, turn nut! Harness your teams, take your wives and children, and a basket of provisions, and ffive a day to the srreat cause, which is the cause of your country. Democrats, come too, and listen to the reasons which we can give for the faith that is in us. The Delegations from the several Town ships, which it is hoped will be large from each, will form in procession at 1 o'clock and march to the grounds on the bluff at the head of Court Street, where the speaking Tn the evenin? there will be a torch-light procession and speaking. It has been thought that the day following the Oskaloosa Conventions, at which a pood manv able Republican "speakers will be present, would be a favorable opportunity to hold a Ratification meeting at this place, and a call is accordingly issued, and will be ,. turn out and participate in this openinsj No new member, however able, could do as ,• n mi. meeting of the Campaign. The cooperation much as Col. Curtis in support of this m.»as-1 ... .. ,, ure. Tt would take a new member too lon«r .. v 1 ... ticularly desired and invited. No public to get the hang ef the House, to sav nothing ... ., ... e n e a i n e n w i e o v i e a o u o u of the facts and arguments bearing on the .* ,.A ... citizens will extend hospitality to the extent of the clubs in the several Townships is par- I of their ability. It is suggested, however, e The objection that Col. Curtis has been *n °"»niwa, at 1 o'clock. 9th, 18*0, two terms already, and ousrht now to eiye i as the safest coarse, that each family bring a basket of provisions. Come on! Let us have a glorious meetiue. Republican Co. ConventioR* In pursuance of a call, the Republicans of of Wapello County met at the Court House fr°m whence an riub r11 general rules subject to exceptions. Tn this case instead of brin? an objection, we think 1 it a recommendation. We can't afford to c*ia,"r' a1'0"™ment was had to the R°°m' when the Con™ntirtn modon the loose the chairmanship of the Pacific Railroad lKintw1 delegates to represent this county committee, as we mi-ht do, if Col. Curtis :,h° there will be a chance for quite a number of '^^^^i^orized to cast the entire vote our available men. As most of the-n will have to wait until that time any how, we hope they will all unite in the nomination of Col. Curtis by acclamation. For the Courier. Lie Refuted. MR. EDITOR :—Since it has pleased Demo-1 mously adopted was or- calling S. W. Summers to the an* appointing J. W. Norris Secre- fo,,owin« W' and familiarity with questions to be acted Poster. S. A. Swigsette, Tsaac upon, enable the sitting member to do more we will have a new apportionment, when °n army in Mexico, and. since it is the whole throughout the enti/c Union, heartily ap stock in trade of those who seek to tarnish pr.,ne and emlorw the Platform and Nomi the fair name of "Old Honest Abe," I wish to call their attention to the following extract from one of Douglas' speeches in relation to this subject: Milinet coin: "I never charged him with voting sentatives of the fjreat living principles for against the supplies in my life, because I knew that he was not in Congress when they were voted. The war was commenced on the 13th day of May, 1846, and on that day we appropriated in Congress, ten millions of dollars an 1 fifty thousand men to prose cute it. During the sain? session we voted more men and in"re nnnoy, an 1 at the next session we voted more men and more money, so that by the time Mr. Lincoln entered Congress we had enough men and enough money to carry on the war, and had no occa sion to vote for any mire." Now, gentle men, what have you to say in justification of your wilful, malicious charges Either yw, or Mr. Douglas has lied. Pray, tell us who is the guilty party. I insist that you shall be held responsible for your lies especially, when you undertake to parvert history for the purpose of misleading the young and uninformed. It would be well for you to be more careful in your statements in future, so that your own party may not have any cause of distrust. A constant, presistent course of lying, will, after a while, leod your own friends to disown you. It is a great deal better to tell the truth and shame the Devil —if it is hard work at first, you will bo reconciled to it after a time. I know it is very hard for men to abandon old practi ces all at once, and more so, after they have become second nature to them. if P***8 »P* ConS"*«'™l leaves Congress, and we think the question i Oskaloosa, June 20th, 18fi0, to wit: J. in this case should be, will the experenee Convention to be held 'V CarPenter' Wn- ai"^ for the public, than a new and inexperienced 1 ^,llunil!rs. ^ye, and L. Z. Rupe. member ?-not has ho or any body else a I 0" m0t'°n Alii- Dudley, H. D. Ives, S. each de,C^t# Wl to appoint a substitute. m°tion the »«*horized delegates present at Oska of the county On motion, Dr. J. C. Ilinsey, Thomas Foster, and D. C. Mitchell were appointed a committee to report resolutions expressive of the sense of the Convention, which duty the said committee discharged by reporting the following resolutions, which were unani- RESOLUTIONS. Itp/inJteJ, 1 st. That the Republicans of Wapello County, in common with the party nees of the Chicago Convention, and we hereby pledge our "fortunes and sacred honors," to the support of political freedom in preference to political tyranny. Resolved, 2d. That in the names of Abra ham Lincoln of Illinois, and Hanib Hamlin of we r0CO!jni7.„ trne and tnVi repr,. which the Republican party was organized and we pledge them our hearty support, feeling well assured that a gloriom jictory will crown our labors, and that the Federal Government will bo restored to the original policy of "the fathers," under their admin istration. Resolwl, That in our candidates for State officers, we recognize only "tried men and true," and recommend them to the citi zens of our State at large, as men able to give a "reason for the hope that t» within them." Resolved 4th. That in the person of Col. Curtis, our present able and efficient member in Congress, we behold one who has been faithful to his constituents, and the nation at large. On motion, resolved that the proceedings of this Convention le published in the Ottum wa Courier. On motion adjourned. S. W. Si mmbbs,'President, 1, W. Noams, Secretary.' Tako TnE Back"'Track!—Some of the Dirty Dogs who are running Iowa Democrat ic mud machines for the beniflt of the ow ners, have recently charged upon "Abe Lin coin" that while in Congress he voted against granting supplies to our army while in Mexico, and to their own satisfaction, proved it from the record. Over in Illinois the Democracy have tried this on and find it don't pay. Douglas started the lie and his followers took it up and reiterated it. The cry was soon met and exposed and its inventors sharply handled. Now they are heartily ashamed of their work and deny that they ever made such an accusation. Witness the following offical denial for itself, Douglas: and Richardson by the SpringOeid Regis ter "There is one thing that we wish the pub lie to b-ar in mind. The statement that the Register, at any time, or Mr. Douglas in any ofhis speeches in 18"8, or Col. Richardson in his late Speech in New York charged Mr. Lincoln voting against granting supplies to our troops in Mexico, is simply and wholly rsTsrE—9 falsehood. wmmm warn From the Cedar Valley Times Extra. Terrible Tornado At about "ij o'clock, last Sunday erening wmred the most terrible storm which this region ever experienced. The tornado con sisted of two wings—one sweeping to the northward, and the other to the southward of this city—in which the awful working of the roused elements could be distinctly seen by us as they swept on their maddening course. The noise was like a stupendous cataract, and all turned pale as they listened. The formation of water-spout or whirlwind which was in the south wing of the storm was witnessed by a large number of our cit izens, being first seen bellying and surging down from the clouds, and twisting ami writhing like a hugo worm till it finally reached the earth and became an hour-glas= shaped column rushing wildly onward with the gale. The column looked to be about -J mile high and 4 to 5 rods through the small est part—an awfully sublime and magnifi cent spectacle. The cloud which passed over Cedar Rapids appeared to be as full of force as those at the sides, but fortunately rose too high to do much damage directly over head the clouds were of a purple hue, bor dered on the van by pitchy black, and the rear by gray and lurid white, constantly il luminated by flashes of lightning. The north wing of the storm was much more ex tensive than the other, nnd comprised the ical tornado so far as the effects prove, and had the appe rancc of a mountain mass of heavy, inky colored clouds crashing along the surface of the ground. To tho north east, between Marion and Lisbon, the two wings combined, and the awful force thus concentrated swooped round, passing again near our city, then rushed away to eastward to deal death and destruction to tho unsus pecting families who happened in the storm fiend's path. The course of the storm, after leaving this vicinity, was due east till it reached the Mississippi, though verging out of line in some places from five to ten miles. We give an acconut of the calamity as they have oome to our knowledge: Passing around Bertram and filling its streets with leaves, grass, branches and stones which came down in a terrible showers, th s tornadoes passed around the outskirts of the leautiful villages of Mt. Yernon an 1 Lisbon, one just touching the northerly portion of the latter, and the other passing through the country south west of Mt. Vemon. At Lisbon I, the large brick and frame grain.warchouse and the freight depot of the C. I, A. N. II. It. were utterly demolished and their contents scattered to the four winds. Ten freight cars were hurled from the ttact ami broken up. One of them heavily load ed with lumber was lifted into the air and turned over twice, finally descending with such force as to completely shiver the car and its contents in to indistinguishable fragments an 1 splinters. Four persons were killed in vicinity of Lisbon and one it Roger's Settle ment, a few miles from Lisbon. Mt. Vernon was spared, but the neigh boring country was the scene of terrible de vastation. The crops in the path of the whirlwind were beaten down barns were destroyed ami stock in large numbers, in fhcting an almost irreparable loss upon the farmers. Trees were twisted off and one immense oak, measuring nearly three feet in diameter at the base, was torn up by the roots, lifted into the air and dashed down again a few feet from its original situation, burying itself some three or four feet in the ground. In the vicinity of Mt. Vernon, five pei-sons are known to have been killed. Thomxt place which felt the effjets of the tornado, was the littlo town of Mechanics ville. It passed through the outskirts of the village, sweeping every thin in it* course. Xine dead bodies were found within a short distance of the town, and nineteen persons vere injured, two of them seriously. At Onion Grove, two persons were killed and one at E len, between Cedar Rapid* and De Witt. At De Witt, especially in the township, the tornado was felt with fearful force. At this place it crossed the track in a south erly direction, passing through a portion of country occupied entirely by farmers, des troying many farms and killing a great amount of stock. An old farmer, named George Amer, living in a large brick house, saw the storm rapidly approaching, and gathering his family together went into the potatoe hole in the cellar. The house was entirely demolished, but the whole family were saved. At Purcell's, four were wound ed at Fuller's, six at Betsey's, five, At Mr. Hatfield's, six persons by the name of Fost, were killed. Mr. H's daughter, Sarah Mm From the Chicago JoSIS*!. The tornadoes, for they were two in num ber commenced as near as can be ascertain ed at a little town called Palo, a short dis tance above Cedar Rapids, about 7 o'clock on Sunday evening, and rapidly progressed to Cedar Rapids, gathering size and force in their course. At Cedar Rapids they veered and almost miraculously passed on either side of the town. On the west side, five houses were completely demolished, one man killed and one severely injured. South of the Rapids, two houses were blown down, but their occupants escaped. In the woods near this point, a man observed the tornado approaching and instantly threw himself among some hazel bushes with his face to the ground and clung to their branches for protection. They passed over him hurling him a distance of some rods and stripping every vestige of clothing from his body.— Another man wassurprised in a similar man ner and threw his arms around a young beech tree, holding on with all his strength, which was considerable, as he was an un usually powerful man. The whirlwind how ever, as quick as thought, unwrenched his grasp, as one would snap a pipe stem, hurl ed him into the air a id dashed him to the ground, and twice and thrice repeated it, of course leaving him a corpse. Another man as established by affidavits of respectable citizens of Bertram, the first station to Cedar Rapids, was caught up from the town plat, hurled in the air and carried high above the timber until he was out of sight. Cattle, horses and sheep were also drawn up in the airv Maelstrom whirled terrifically about and dashed to the earth again with a force which reduced them to a mere pulpy mass. The prairies between Cedar Rapids and De Witt are literally strown with the carcasses of cat tle, and tho loss stock alone must be im mense. There is scarcely a farmer between the two stations, a distance of forty miles, but has suffered the 1os3 of either a part, or the whole ofhis stock. Fry, and her child also killed. At John Wallace's immense farm, eight were wound ed, some of them seriously. Mr. W.'s loss is over $20,000. Mr. Walrod, his wife and child, were killed, and his sfster-iir Taw and child were dying when we left. Mr. and Mrs. Gregorie, living upon the same farm, were killed. Three Germans and two Irish, names unknown, were also killed. The vil lage proper ofDe Witt, escaped. In Orange township, west of De Witt, Isaac Smith was killed. But the most terrible effects of th» torna does were felt at. camanche. Th^day had been very hot and sultry, but about seven o'clock the sky was clear and gave evidence of a beautiful sunset. At sev en o'clock, the tornadoes were seen coming with the rapidity of lightning. The sky as sumed a yelloivish, brassy aspect and the air seemed dead. The tornadoes themselves re sembled huge baboons, at first about the size of a barrel, but gradually increasing and swelling. At nrr» trie they rose and again fell to the earth, their black folds undulating and whirling with snapping, crackling re ports like a volley of musketry, distinctly audible at a great distance. The interior of tho airy tunnels was filled wFtlr a heteroge neous mass of loaves, branches of trees, timbers and stones, which seemed to impart a yellowish tinge inside the bTack outer fold. There was but little time for gazing, however, for in an instant, and with a force inconceiva ble. the dooired town was strn-k full in the centre, and the air choked with fragments of timbers, bricks, stones, furniture, and in many places, with human beings, who were hurled about lige straws. The affrighted horses and cattle filled the air with their terrible and shrill screams but above all was heard the snapping and cracking of these fearful besoms of lestruction. The scene well nigh beggars description, and one, after gazing^unon it., only wonders how a single person was left to tell the tale. There are but one or two buildings in this town of 2000 souls which were- untouched all the others are a shapefess mass of ruin. In many places, for several acres, every rem nant of a house is gone and only a few scattered slivers mark the spot where they stood. A singular feature of the scene is the fact that from one end of the town to the other not a vistige of the furniture can be found. Here and there a few shreds of clothingor a mattrass torn into ribbons, tell thnt the town was once inhabited. The principal buildings in Camanche were the Millard House, a fine brick structure.— The Waldorf Block, a four story brick, val ued at $40,000 Evern & Co's. dry goods store Anthony's steam s iw mill and tiro churches, all of which are in ruins. OBSTRUCTION* OF AI.RAW. After destroying Camanche, the tornady crossed the river, form.ing an immense water spout. Tn this connection we should hnvo mentioned before, that every time it crossed the river it drew up an immense quantity of water, which was dashed with fearful vio lence wherever it struck. In crossing the river, it struck a raft containing twenty-six persons and dashed it to nieces in an instant. Only two of the entire number escape 1, they being blown ashore through the water. On reaching the opposite bank, tho whirl wind took a northerly direction and dashed upon Albany, destroying almost evry house in the town, populated by 800 inhabitants. Scarcely a house was left standing in the town. It was an exact counterpart of the destruction of Camanche, except that the loss of life was much smaller. At the time of our leaving only five were known to be killed. Both the towns of Camanche and Albany are entirely ruined, and it is a doubtful prob lem whether they will ever be rebuilt. Most of the houses were owned in part by the ten ants, who have payments to make upon them. These men are poor an entirely ruined, and will bo unable to meet their payments soon coming due. Everything is wrapped in utter desolation, and strong men seem to be pal sied as they look upon the future. They have lost houses, furniture, stock and cloth ing, and are thrust out into the world, ruined in an instant. After leaving Albany, tho tornado passed into this State, where the record of its rava ges has hnen already published. As the distance traversed by the tornado was about 150 miles, allowing for its devia tions, ard the time of its passage from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Sterling, was loss than two hours, one may form an idea of the terrible velocity with which it swept along in its course of destruction. TnE BURIAIi SERVICES. The burial services of the dead took place yesferday morning. A temporary stand was erected in the principal street and clergymen from various parts of the country officiated. About 2000 people were present and an al most endless procession of n-agons from the country. The coffins, consisting of pine bo\es hastily but neatly constructed by car penters from Clinton, were ranged in front of the stand and amid the most profound and solemn silence, the obsequies were performed. The funeral train then took its departure to the little Cemetery where were laid away the remains of townsmen only a few hours before in the full glow of life twenty-nine bodie a number exceeding those who had gone before them to their last resting place on that pleasant hill s'dc. It appears that the hurricane, after qroas ing Lake Michigan, swept with fearful havoc through Ottawa county, Mich. Its path was about one hundred rods in width. Trees were torn up, anil a great amount of damage was done to all the farms in the track. Con siderable damage was done in the town of of Sparta. Destructive Tormaoo in Hardin County. We learn that a most destructive and deso lating tornado--the same, probably, that visited Camanche and the adjoining villages— swept through the Southern part of Hardin county, in this State, on Sunday afternoon last, between 3 and 4 o'clock. It was a regular whirlwind, and came from tho west. At New Providence, a Quaker village, con taining some thirty residences, itdemo ished eight houses and scattered them in fragments out upon the prairie. Several persons, whose nam»s our informant did not learn, were seriously injured, and four were not expected to live, on Monday. Most of the citizens were absent at Bangor, soma ten miles dis tant, attending a Quaker meeting, which ac counts for more not having heen injured.— A Methodist meeting was in progress during the tornado, in the school-house, which was ppw moved five feet, and all the windows and doors demolished, but no one in it was hurt. At Prilchard's Grove, a fanning settle ment some six miles south of New Provi dence, quite a number of farm houses and all the-stabtes, fences, and timber were pros trated and scattered through the country, piece-ineul. A large brick house, owned by a Mr. Divine, was swept down into a heap of ruins, killing five of the family. Two other persons ars repotted killed in the same vicinity. A small village in the same region, called Quebec, containing some six or eight houses, is reported to have been totally swept away, scarcely one piece of lumber being left upon anoth everything, even some of the cloth ing on the backs of the people having been carried away on the wings of the terrific wind. Our informant was unable to learn whether any persons were killed or injured at Quebec. The timber, cattle, farm improvements and every moveable object in the range of tlie tornado were swept down as if by the hand of the destroyer. The damage to farmers and others throughout most of the southern portion of Hardin county, is immense about $100,000 in that and the adjourning county of Marshall, the northern part of which also suffered seriously. We shall probably have additional particulars, our information having learned what we give above, while coming through hurridly in the coac't of the Western Stage Company. The farthest point West from wWch we have heard of the storm on Sunday after noon, is Fort Dodge, where the wind was very strong, and the hail and rain copious, but no serious danmge done except the breaking of some window 1 pane3 by the hail. At Webster Cityr in Hamilton county, about twenty miles cast of Fort Dodge, al most every pane of glass in the west side of buildings was riddled as if a shower of bul lets had been fired through them. The lain was the most copious, while it lasted, that has been known for years in that part of the State, and the hail was of usual size. Some of the hail stones that were measured were seven and a half inches in circumference, and some of them of a lOBg conical shape.—Dubuque Time*. liver Complaint Cured. Cincinnati, October 15,1857.—Mr. A. L. Scovill—Dear Sir:—I feel it my duty to let you know what your medicine has done for my a-if?. She was greatly troubled with the I Liver Complaint, attended with debility, for a number of years. The physician's pree-1 criptions which we tried, failed to cure her. We tried your Blood Syup, together with bathing over the liver with salt alcohol every night, and by the use of five bottles she was entirely cured. Yours respectfully. DAVID FREEMAN. Residence on Court street, between Race and Elm. Sold by J. L. Taylor, Ottumwa.. See advertisement. A newborn infant was left on a doorstep in Buffalo, on Friday evening last: The child was taken to the overseer of the peor, and baptized by the name of "Hamlin Ak Lin coln.** In flatting 8,060 ems* of11 type,'nr about 24-,00(1 letters, the hand of the printer traverses a distance equal to nine miles. J^fEVERY RODY GOES TO INSKEEP AND Blt'OS FOR NEW AND C1IE\P GOOD'S. Ordinance !Ti»- 25. AN ORDINANi'K t'()K THE ADJOTMENT Of CLAIMS AOAINST THE ITV OK (TI IMWA FOR MONEY PAID AS T.WES UNDER AN ILLEGAL LEVY OF 1S.%7. Whkkkas, In the levy of a tax In 1857 for City pur poses, the city officers exceeded their authority by reason of which the said levy was and Is wholly void, and the payment of the said tuxes thereby imposed cannot be coeised—and I W'hkukas, be found. Many of the holders of property In said city have paid their taxes under such illegal levy, while others refuse payment thereunder—and Whkkeas, It is inequitable and unjust to retain the mitvey of those who have paid, while the city author ities are unable, by reason of the illegality of said levy to ierse payment by others, Thkkrfobk, It is hereby ordained by the City Conn il of the city of Ottumwa, Section 1. That there be allowed to each person who inav have paid his or her taxes by virtue of and In obedience to the said levy for 1S57, a warrant Ml the city Treasury for the «noi^nt of such payment and Interest thereon to b* added at the rate of ten per cent per annum from the date of such payment to the 1st day of July, IMiti, or up to stch earlier time as the amount of payment provided for in this ordi nance Is adjusted. I Sec. '1. That the receipt «.f the Collector of the city I for said taxes fhall he sufficient evidence of the pay ment thereof, upon being furnished with which the City Council will allow the warrant authorised to he I granted under tho provisions of the first section of this ordinance 1 Sec. 8. That in case any person entitled to reim hnrsi-inent under the provision of this ordinance, by reason ofhaviug lost the receipt mentioned in the last precedi rig section, shall be unable to produce the same, then and In that 'se he or she tnav establish his or her riuht to Buch reimbursement by filing with the City Council an affidavit of himseir or herself, his or her au'ent station th^t said tax receipt has been lost or mislaid and cannot with reasonable diligence I'ruriileil that the proof by Mie affidavit in this section menti'ined shall not be deemed suffi cient, unless in addition thereto the bonks of the Col lector als show the payment of such taxes. Sec. 4. The affidavit provide'! for hy the last sec tion shall set forth the fact of payment, the amount paid, and as near as may be the time when the pay ment ivas made. In addition to the obligation of the loss of the tax receipt. Sec. S. It is hereby made the duty of the city Col lector to have his lax hooks fur the year 1857 before the Council at each of Its meetings to the end that the same may be inspected hy the City Council and others in adjusting the matters provided for in this ord(p ance. Sec. (1. That upon the presentation to tho Council of the tax receipts herein mentioned and an allow ance of a warrant threon the sal I receipt shall be surrendered to the Council and If Is made the duty of the city Recorder to write across the face thereof the word "vnncelled" and then file such receipt away with the papers in his office. He is also required to file the affidavits. See. 7. It is further made the duty of the Recorder to provide himself, at the expense of the city, a suit able hook in which he shall enter the natne of each person to whom a warrant shall be granted under the provisions of this ordinance, the amount of such warrant, how much of the same Is principal and how much is interest, ami in which he shall enter in short whether such warrant was allowed on the tax receipt or on affidavit and tax book. Ottumwa, May s, 1S60. Passed and approved. GEORGB fltl.I.AfiPy II. B. Jones, Recorder. Mayor. Or'liii:In« *«». !)0. A!* ORDINANCE TO AM-OW AND REGULATBIN TEREST ON CITY WARRANTS. Section 1. /If it orthii/ifii hy the City Council of the CitifofOttiiniirn, That from and alter the taking effect of this ordinance it is hereby made the dat.v of the Treasurer of the city, whenever a warrant, duly and legally drawn on htm, as Treasurer of said city, is presented to him for payment and which shall not be paid for want of funds in his hands belonging to the city with which to pay the same, to note in writing on such warrant the fact, and time of such presenta tion. Sec. 2. That hereafter, whenever any such warrant as that mentioned in section one of this ordinance, shall have been presented and endorsed as is provid ed In said section, ami sh ill not be paid for th« rea son therein stated, the «iime shall draw intereot from the dale of such presentation, at the rate of ten per cent per annum. Sec. H. When the Collector, or Treasurer, receives any warrant on which interest is due, the person of whom he receives the same shall receipt on the back of it the amouut received and the date of reeefvlng it, and he shall enly be allowed the amount so receipt ed. Ottumwa, Ma«- 0, 1W. GEORGE GILLAPPY, Pass,.,| and approved. Mayor. II. B. .loi,es, Recorder, pro tem. THE LARGEST STOCK, FIXKST AND CHEAPEST GOODS ARE FOUND AT INSKEEP k BRO'S. FOR BENT. IF.YFRAL HOUSES. En^olre at this office !of Sept. 15, 1859. J. W. NORRIS. CITY PBOPEHTV. 1time 0T8 for residences can be had low and mostly on A of J. W. NORRIS, Sept. 15,1959. Courier Office. E TIE ran EH that the Couatit* Offle Is Till place to get your Job Printing nsatly executed COnnKKCIAL. 11 Oooaiia PINK Orrica, IXMBKR, common, T.ATH, June it noun (whaiwafe) .*«.*.•••• i...... $'-',65212,Ta WII It AT «»(8J0 CORN 811 KM.?.I) CORN .... CORN MEAL OATS SO eta. POTATOES.*. scuai: «©io COFFEE..., 1KQ1S 12.00 HIKE.-', dry IW prt'pD ,.•.•«»•*•••»*» 5 COTTON YARN .. ...•*• NATIS Ttn It 00 clear, 8 gradoa SB oo .siIINOI.ES 00 Tft 13XQ1S 10 TAM.OW 10 *0 EGOS CHF.KSK soi:jiirtf. so^ PORK *,00 rnil'KKNS 1,00 Ql'ULS, do* 86 DRIKD AP1M,KS. It* PKACIIB9 15 LEATHER (Snl,.), .ST Calf l.no PUlUJ-Mirik, No. 1 :..l,SO COON WILD CAT... 25&4> KAT .. ............m" .... ... 1 OTTKt .1 SOfffcMBfc A V K It lb 7.'(%100 DKKR TP 14§kS0 BUPPALO ROBBS ....#KN HrNfURlAN SEED TIMOTHY SPEC IA NOTICES. HEALTH A PfTRE BLOOD ARB IN* SRPRRARLK. Recollect that all *l("kne**larise« from Impurity Sf the blood, and that Judson'* Mountain Herb pllla no surely And out and cleanse these Impurities froa the system, that disease cannot exist: 8o simple til Innocent are the herbs and plants that compose theife, that It In not necessary to have themsugai coated ta order that the stomach can bear them. In most OSr ses Pills are sugar coated because materials of whliak they are made are so griping and malignant, that oth* erwt«e a delicate stomach could not bear them. These Pills deal with disease as It lu, and will not only cure by removing the cause, but will build ap and restftre the broken constitution. There are masy who hare so trifled with their constiution that thajp think medicine Cant help them let not even these' despair incredulity and scepticism Is overthrown bya mass of testimony which Is truly Irresistible. At flnM the virt-ies ascribed to these Mountain Herb Pills weM deemed fnhulous. Tha public had been so often dii^ celred that they could not believe the simple truths advanced by their discoverer. Yet facts undenlabM^ attested by witnesses of the highest character and spectabilFty, have proved, and are proving each the vlrti»esi of this "mighty dealer." They mark their miraculous efficacy and power a new era fir' medicine.—Sold by all Medicne Dealers. SCOVILL'S BliOOD & MVKR SYRV & Otnllemen— I will with great pleasure give my tes­ timony a* to what your Sarsaparillu and Stillin«i*r or Rlnml and 1,1 ver Syrup, ha^ done for me. 8ot«# three and a half years since, I was attacked with e Scrofulous White Swelling, which wa» attended with most excnioi.itinsr pains! I tried various remedit*. and was attended by two of the best Physicians of th« city (ine of them a Professor in an Old School Metli' cal College,) and they failed tn give me relief! I wM so reduced that I was corrffneit to my bed for over#' months. The nerves am? muscles of one leg were Contracted and drawn up that I could not walk. t« had more 'hau a DOZEN running CLCERS on my leig from which I took from time to time more than White Swelling,,r in your directions. om° hundred pieces of bone, some of them from three four inches long. I was reduced to almost a skeleton and my friends had given up all hopes of my recovery. I was in this condition when I commenced the use of your Blood and Live'Syrup. I have used, altogether* some two dozen li.,ttl of It, and at the time tbr '"dine Ointment, which you advise to use with it and tftstly the lie],ling ointment, (ti v-n under the head pf I am now abl* to attend to business, and my lejrs have become so strong that I walk without anv difficulty- -and hap®-' entirely recovered my health Yours, MARTIN* ROBR1VS, Jr New Advertisements. J. G. OO Z, PAPEB HABGEH, SHOP—Over lledrlck A Gillespie's Store, OTTUMWA, MNRA. tV House Painting promptly June 14, '6t-lS-12-y attended to. A N I E E A O N Manufacturer of am! Wholesale A Retail Dealer in ALL KINDS OP HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, j*rcn A* Httrrmr*, Tables, Stands, Lonngfn, Sofi||. Crib?, I up (.i Irtsaes, Flajr, Split, ami \Vnoi bottomed Chairs Office Chairs^* K«»ck iiitf Chairs, of all kind*, Chibhren'ai W&Koiib, £|b» ftll of which he will m.'II Ch^nper 1 CONVENTION hurt the same can fc# bought at any other establishment iti the Interior 0f lovra. Call and examine for yourselves. Ware Koom ou Front-St., Ottumwa, Iowa. NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC AT liAI.TlIKORE. 11ALF VMlF. CHICAGO, BURI.INGTON A tjl'INCY R. R. Thr°ugh tickets to Haltlmore and return, good frMV June 14th to July 1st may be procured at the TIcMt* Office of the above Company. These tickets are sold at the regular rate to BatH* more, |26,00 each, and entitles the holderto rett^N, Free. Por further tntbrafttloa Inquire of R. P. HOSFORD, no l&UM Apt. c. B. Q. B. ft. (j O O K tj TIfiS T'\KQVA l,I.EO I I HOPK Al* TROL'PK, comprising :i 11 the preat talent in the Kipiestrian Profession, will exhibit their Splendid, Novel and Kxciting Feats of Horsemanship and Atb* Ulic Skill, At Ottumwa, on Tuesday, June 10tti Agency, June INth £i» d) ville, June 201 h, lwtfO. A Grand mid-day performance, commencing at 4 o'clock in, and in the evening at 7 o'clock. Adntjjt* sion Tu cents. Children 25 cents. Among the superb attractions whteh dtsttnffuMH* the Royal Circna is the magnificent ESOiE BE MANESE, By the Brilliant Dauntless Artiste MARY KWn C00&2, On her beautiful Manege Horse—JUPITKR, LA PETITE LAURA, On horseback as the WALTER COOKE, On his wild, bare-backedsteed YOTTNO LESTER, The champion Contortionist of Europe and AmeriMk M. MADDRIE, Will introduce )is little sons, wltb tlM perfennflK Ponies—Cherry and Pair Star. "v.- A MATCHLESS ACT OX TWO TIORSES Bf Mary Ann Cooke & Mauriofc Mills. PROF. CHARLES AND HIS PE Leopard—KAZEPPA. Mtonl»hTri*r Double Sumuiertiault performanttk, besides many other Great Acts. The performance will be Interspersed by the Oife^ nastlc and Loquacious Drolleries of The Court Joster, GEORGE CONSTIBLRr The entertainment will commence with a OraaA llippo-dramatlc Spectacle, and conclude with a Bus lesque Kquestrian Pantonine. PROFESSOR REUBENS Will form a procession In his splendid Chariot, u4 drive a mammoth troupe of beautiful horses, accompanied by a SUPERB 15AND OF MUSIC, WiU enter town THE SABLEITARMONISTS:exhibltlMk*ofdaytheonm,a10at Will give a GRAND CONCERT in the same Pavlllfch immediately after the conclusion of the OUeoa pip* formances. Keokuc, Fort Des Koine* and KlnnesotiB CHANGE OP TIME. Ono Daily- Train. ON AND AFTVR THIS D-ATB AND UNTIL FOB ther notice one Passenger train, will run eqilfc way, dally .(Sundays excepted,) as follows: Leaving Keokuk at 8:10 a. A. Leaving lientonsport at 2:30 p. m. Connecting at the latter plaee,as heretofore, with th* coaches of the Western ^ta^e Co., for all points la, Middle, Western and Southern Iowa, Nebraska, Kan sas, Ac. Through Tickets to St. Louis, Lculsvllie, Cincinnati and the Kast, may be had at the office in Bentonsport, fJ^Kar as low as the lowest, to all Southern aa4 Eastern cities. pr Passengers hy this route make sure connee« tlons with the B. A M. at Fairfield, reaching Ottcmwa the same evening. W "T—'-'mitll H^Ticket Office at the Depot. Keokuk, fiept iS, \"W.

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