Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier, July 19, 1860, Page 2

Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier dated July 19, 1860 Page 2
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S I i 5 Cjit OPltnmliKi Couritt. THE OFFICIAL CITY PAPER. J. W. KORH1S, Editor. OTTUMWA, 10WA, July 1'.', 18W. FOR rUKSlDKNT, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, OF ILI.IX()]•. FOR VICK PRF.SIDKNT, HANNIBAL HAMLIN, or 1'. IIX/:'. VltEioIOFiMTI I. KLFVTOIIS. AT I.ARftB. •HT7. ITEXRY BARREN, of Pes Moines Co. JOS. A. CIIAPM*, of Dubuque C!». DISTRICT *1.1 OTOR*. DUt. M. L. McPHER?ON, of Madison Co. 24 -cms. POMEHOT, of Boone Co. ASSrSTANT I KOTORS. 1st Wet,-J. W. NEWCOMB, of l)avfsCo. —BKN. RECTOR, of 1 reinont Co. 2d —E.N. BATE ', of Linn Co. _W. B. FAIRFIKLD, of Floyd C®. EE!'I BMC4N STATE TICKET, FOR CONORK.SS—F.IRST MSTRfCT, SAMUEL R. CURTIS, of Lee County. ?OR SKCRKTARY OP 8TATK, ELlJAll SELLS, of Muscatine Co. FOR AUDITOR OF STATE, jotcr w. JONES, of Hardin Co. FOR ATTORSRT GKNKBAL, CSU&. c. NOURSE, of Polk Co. FOR RKGtSTER OF STATU LAND •VttOI, A. ft. MILLER, rtf Ccrro Oordo Co. Only Fifty Cent I PK THE COURIER tji for the Oam! 1*156 nnd 1SGO. The campaign is going steadily forward, attended with but little excitement. That this should be so is not strange, where, in a government, stric'ly Republican, a vast majority of the people unite as a political party, and become the exponents of princi ples which can not be controverted nor gain said. While, on the other hand, the balance of the people are divided into various par ties—more properly, factions—but just now, one in corruption, with no principle, with no historical precidents to support their absurd and wicked doctrines, there is but little oc casion for excitement. A campaign, precisely similar to the pres ent, this county has never before witnessed. The campaign of 1860 differs from that of 1836 in this—in 1836 the Democratic party, by their pledges and promises, and by advo- i eating a doctrine entirely new, and, in itself plausible, succeeded in deceiving the people. The people have now learned, to their sad experience, not only that those doctrines were unfounded in the Constitution, and,! consequently, false in their application but I that those pledges and promises were made! only to be broken.. The Democratic party, impressed with the justice of the retribution about to be visited on it by the people, is no longer proud and boastful and the leaders, conscious of their guilt, and of the execration in which they are hekl by the people, are venting their spite and malignity against each other. The fate of these wicked, unprincipled men should be a living example to others reminding them that always honesty is the best poli cy." Wapello at Des ^TJoinos. The "irrepressible conflict" which has been raging in the interesting Democratic family of this county, could not be suppress ed, we learn, even at Des Moines. We have not seen the official proceedings yet, and Cven if we had, it is hardly to be supposed that the record evidence on this point would be very explicit, so we must supply the omis sion. Hendershott, it seems, was a candi date for the nomination for Supreme Judge, and a motion was made to nominate hiin by acclamation whereupon Street got up and informed the Convention that the Democra cy of Wapello didn't want Ilendurshott nominated for that office. This seems to have knocked in the head the acclamation part of the motion, and a vote was taken, resulting in the defeat of Hendershott by two majority. At this, or something else, Street became wrothy, and announced his determination to withdraw, which terrible alternative was hailed by a universal request to "go," turn him out," &c. Whether Street went out at that time, or not, we are not informed, but rumor has it that our neighbor is justly indignant at the shabby treatment he received at the hands of his brethren at Des Moines. He is a fair speci men of the treatment which old vvhigs have invariably received from the Democracy.— They are good enough to do their dirty work but not good enough to hold office. Street was candidate for elector, but couldn't come tVeetiutf at Blakesbnrg. On Saturday afternoon of last week, Messrs. Hamilton and Stuart addressed the Republi cans of Blakesburg and vicinity on the issue of the day. The mooting was well attended. Several ladies were in attendance, whose presence contributed much to the interest of the occasion. We have always noticed that a cause which elicits the interest of the ladies is sure to win. The only thing to be regret ted was, that there were cot more Democrats present. Mr. Hamilton, in the course of his spcech read two resolutions of the Platform, adopt, ed at Baltimore by the Doughs wing of the Democracy. Mr. Hurst, the late Clerk of our District Court, denied that the first res olution, read by Mr. Hamilton, was adopted at Baltimore, admitting that the second one was. Mr. Hamilton then read the second one again, and it proved to have as much of the slave code in it as the first. Mr. Hurst then suggested that, "his memory was short, and that he would look the matter up."— Would to God that all Democrats would not only say they would look the matter up," but would set about doing so in good earnest. While the lamp holds out to burn, Ac, The great question now agitating the De mocracy is which of the great factions into which their party is split they will follow. This question has become an important and exciting one, since it has been ascertained that Breckinridge has accepted the nomina tion, and that his friends are organizing in every State for a vigorous canvass. In this State, even, a convention to nominate an electoral and State ticket, u to be held sometime in August at Davenport. As to the relative strength of the two fac tions hereabouts, it is too early to form an opinion. The Douglas men are the most noisy, and apparently are largely jn the majority but we hear of a good many de rided Breckinridge men in the county. We shall undoubtedly sec i'uii before the caui jiai^n it through with. Col. Curl is in Worthy. His arctnarknblo faot that almost without an exception, the Republican members of the present Congress, have been nominated by their several constituencies for re-election, as Col. Curtis has been in this District. There is significance in this fact. It seems to have been done by common oonsent, as merited testimony to the noble conduct of that faith ful band of men who stood up so manfullv in the present Congress against not only the anogance of tha Slave Power, bnt who so faithfully and earnestly resisted and rebuked official corruption in all its forms, and so ably advocated and urged those bineficient measures, the Homestead, the Pacific Rail road, fec, upon which the interests of the country so intimately depend. "Well done, good and faithful servants," seems to have been regarded as fitting and appropriate lan guage, with which to greet these men on their return to the bosoms of their constitu encies. Such, at ull evenU, lathe feeling entertain ed towards Col. Curtis, in this District.— We are well aware that the Democracy are making great calculations upon a supposed, but mistaken close vote, as between the parties ... th» District, ar.d honco will make of Des Moines, for Congress. Mr. Cole has been in the State a very limited time, and not much is known of him, except that he was a candidate for Judge at thelast election, and badly beaten, as he will be again in November. While it may be true that the Democracy legally expel slavery from a territory where who sympathize with the disorganizes of the present House, with those who sought to defeat all enquiries into corruption, and who opposed the Homestead and Pacific Railroad, arc not pleased with Col. Curtis, and would be delighted to substitute any body in hi.s place, such is the sentiment of no Republican. The}' recognise in him a slavery as the other. He aNo read bits of public servant, always at his post and dili- evidence showing the unprincipled charac gent in the discharge of all his duties one ccr of each of the factions—first reading from whose voice and vote were always on the the papers of one faction, and then from those side of freedom and the right one who has of the other. It is amusing—at least to Re been recognised as so able and worthy, as to publicans—to see how Ihty eat each' other.— be entitled to a place at the head of the The meeting closed with three rousing cheers Special committee on the Pacific Railroad one who is attained a position of more in fluence and commanded more respect than any member we have ever sent to Congres, from this District one in short, whom Re publicans will delight to further trust Mid honor. They will find, when the votes heietoforc. in ..,,. SUPREME JUDGE.—The lamented decease of Judge Stockton, leaves a vacancy on the Supreme Bench to be filled at the' ensuing government was elected delegate election, and it becomes necessary to desig nate a Republican candidate. The Republican Press of the State, in the view that a Convention for that purpose, will be impracticable, have named Hon. G. G. Wright, late the able and popular Chief Jus- ticeof the State, as not only a suitable candi* date, but one most certain to be the unani mous choice of the party. It is scarcely necesary for us to say that Judge Wright is most emphatically our choice, and it will af ford us pleasure if there is a universal concur rcacc iu his selection. A. S. Belt one of the most talented and influential Democrats in Linn coanty, con. templates taking the stump for Lincoln and Hamlin. "Mr. Odell, of Clayton county, once State Senator in Indiana, who stumped his coun ty last year for the democracy, and up to the present time an ardent support of Douglas, has left the wide road of democracy which leads to destruction, and now walks in the "straight and narrow path" of Republican ism. The Breckinridge ratification meeting in Dubuque, the other day, is represented as large and respectable, and we notice the names of some of the most prominent and long known Democrats of the State amongst its officers. Charles Corkev, P. Quigley, Gen. Warner Lewis, S. G. Fenniniore, John T. Lovell and James II. Williams are amongst the familiar Democratic names which figure in the proceedings. How is Douglas to be elected Thj Soufh won't support him. The "Hards', will dis card him the Administration will thrust him out as heretical and irregular and, last of all, the People will give him the "cold shoulder." L'ncolu beat him in his own Slate, on the popular vote, in 1858 and he will beat him everywhere, in the Electoral vote now. He is a "gone sucker." MISSIONARY- ENTERPRISE.—The American Missionary Association has established a Western Agency at Chicago. The Rev. J. E. Roy, for several years the pastor of the Plymouth Church in that city, has obtained a release from his pastoral charge, in order to accept the appointment as Secretary of the Agencv. The farmers are likely to get rich this year. The crops in this country promise excellently well. The season is in every respect favor able. In Europe the season is fearfully un favorable, and they are talking of famine.— There will be no danger of famine, however, for our farmers can feed the world. A pretty smart fellow writes to the Madi son Courier, that the Republicans got the name of Black Republicans because they are in favor of keeping the nigger black, in con tradistinction to the DcuiocraU, wlw fUM fur making him yellow. John Randolph once said that "all that was necessary to constitute the Dem ocratic party, was able men enough to lead, and —d fools enough to follow.*'— Randolph was right. A prize fight between two men, named Delaney and Regan, for a side, was stop ped by the police 011 Saturday, after five rounds had been fought. Political County Meetiiin*. On Friday evening of the "10th inst., Hen ry Ambler, Esq., of Mt. Pleasant, and Judge Rankin, of Keokuk, addressed the Rep jbli can Club of this city, at the Court House- The meeting wiw largely attended, espe cially by the Ladies, and a more intelligent looking audience we have rarely seen. We could but notice the contrast there was between this audience, and the one as sembled on the Saturday evening previous, at the same place. The question of contrast, we think, may fairly be submitted in this wise—as the washed are to "the unwashed" so is Republicanism to Democracy—We, of course, mean nothing personal. The speech of Mr. Ambler was, to say the least, a good one. Mr. Ambler commenced by showing the brazen impudence and brain less assumption of Stephen A. Douglas, in claiming that Clay nnd Webster concurred in, and endorsed his ridiculous squatter Sov ereignly Humbug. He also showed the ab surdity of the doctrine of "Unfriendly Legis lation"—IIow a territorial Legislature could it legally existed, which amounts to the same thing as to legally do a thing which cannot be legally done. Judge Rankin proved clearly, that the difference between the Douglas and the Breckenredge platforms, amounted to just nothing at all—that the one was as pro- fof Lincoln. v arc minted ™t that the glorious banner of tn, past, and that the seat in Congress which Col. Curtis has so worthily and honorably ei»1sno^to e u.urpe( y Joseph II. Lane of Oregon. General Joe Lane, the candidate of th National Democratic party for Vice Presi dent, was born in North Carolina, December 14th, 1801. In his fifteenth year he became a clerk in a mercantile house in Indiana. In 1821 he married and settled on the banks of the Ohio, in Indiana, where his family con tinue to reside. In 1822 he was chosen a #f th(J L, er-ppratc o. t* to defeat Curtis. But they capacity, with occasional intervals, until 18 are mistaken tins tune, as they hare been i!.hturoi scrying th,t supl,„,tC(1 G(,n been jaclison i. —'30. Martin Van Buren in 18"6—'40, pol|t .„ ,84( Republicanism is still floating over the first 1 1 1 1 1 1 Slate Legislature was marked by a devoted District of Iowa, where it has floated in the ,. a repre^en .a- g(atP Uveofany of the shades of the Democracy of |her e pristnt day. None but those who were residents of the Still, we must not forget that eternal vigi lence is the price of liberty, and that no bat tle can be won without exertion. We must work. We must bear in mind the impor tance of maintaining Republican ascendency in Confess. 1 in 1K4_ His -n the e patriotism and a singleness of purpose to ad vance the prosperity of In liana. He was most active in the arrangement by which was save(j from bankruptcy and honor fr()m the stain Gf repudiation. State in that trying time can sufficiently es- timate his invaluable services on this iinpor I tane question. In the year 1848 he was a member of the State Senate, but resigned his seat when a call was made on Indiana to furnish volurteers for the Mexican war. He The Douglas faction of the Democracy, it entered the armv as a private, and, in a will be seen, have nominated Cole, a lawyer I month 1 afterwards, was appointed Brigadier Gener£|] He served with distinction du ring the war, and covered himself with hon or. About August 1, 1848, he reached In diana, where a succession of public receptions were tendered him, but to which he had no time to respond, for on the 18th of August he was commissioned Governor of Oregon, without his solicitation, and organized the to Con giess in 1831, and is r.ow one of the United States Senators from the State of Oregon.— Tn politics General Lane is a Democrat of the Jefferson and tckson school, and is thoroughly acquainted with the history and and politics of this country, His retentive memory and quick, active intellect, enable him to turn to immediate and effective use the more important facts and incidents con nected with our institutions. He is more a man of action than words—more practical than theoretical—and presents himself with a mind formed rather by a study of things than of their mere names. Democratic Nomination*. The harmonious Democracy made the following nominations at Des Moines, last week:— For Congress—C. C. Cots, of Polk. Secretary of State—Jvo. M. CoBflK, Des Moines. Treasurer of State—JMO. W. ELUV, Davis. Auditor of State—GEO. W. MAXFIEIVD. of Of Register of Land Office—PATRICK. ROBB, of Woodbury. Attorney General—W*. MCCUXTOCK* of Fayette. Supreme Judge—JAS. GRANT, of Scott. Electors—II. C. DEAN, L. CLARK, M. B. BENNETT and Le GRAND BYINUTJN. BRECKENRIDC.E AT THE SOUTH.—The Breck­ then, can his friends press him at the North, when it is clear that a vote for Uiiuauy where is a vote thrown away GOODY'S LADY'S BOOK, for August, a superb number of this leading and popular Magazine, is recieved. Gody's is the best, and every thing considered, the cheapest of the Maga zines. Terms, $3, single copy. Large dis count to Clubs. Address Louis A. Gody, Philadelphia. WASHINGTON. July 13.—Reliable informa tion received here states 110 Bell and Everett ticket will be run in Indiana. Breckinridge National Committee have ad dressd circulars to leading Democrats in ev ery State advising independent organization and distinct Electoral tickets. VAN BUREN, Ark,, July 13.—The weather for the last lew davs has been intensly hot in this vicinity.. On yesterday the thermom eter was 108 in the shade. The air was so hot as to almost suffocate persons. SYRACUSE, July 16.—A young man named Strail was shot by another named E. Mark ham in Tulley on Saturday night lat. Strail was in company with a party who were go ing to horn a newly married couple. irk ham supposing that insult was offered to him, rushed from his office as they were pas sing, an.' shot at the party, killing Strail al most instantly. Markham has given him self up. ALBANT, July 17.—Stephen inridge Committee profess to be in receipt of the most favorable accounts from the South, where they assert Douglas has not the ghost of a chance. Nearly all the North Caroliivi electors have de lared for Breckenridge and Judge Ellis, the Democratic candidate for she having died very suddenly. Governor, has done the same thing. The learned by Mr. Adams, who went after a information from the other Southern States I child which she had takea with her when is to the same effect, and proves conclusively leaving home. that Douglas has been intensely discarded Shortly after this he is said to have mar by the Southern Democracy and cannot car- ried a widow lady in Missouri, and after de ry one Southern State. With what face, frauding her out of considerable property, A Douglas will arrive here Friday, P. M. The General Committee and the Club of Little Giants are making preparations to give him a reception. HHUKI UMI .... JTohn Kcplicart, tile murderer— A Sketch of his Career. On Monday afternoon last we visited Mrs. Kepbcart, who lives with two sons and a daughter, all unmarried, about threo miles south-ward of Washington. She received us kindly, and 011 stating the object of our visit, gave us without any reluctance, though with evident emotion, a succinct history of her husband, John Kephestrt, from her first knowledge of him down to the present time. Going to along used and antiquated desk she brought forth the old family Bible, which contained the genalo ical record and laid it before u*. Exunining this, we found that John Kepbcart was born in the State of Pennsylvania, Aug. 8th, 1790, thus making him about a month less than seventy years of age. His wife, Mary Babcock, was born in the State of New York, March 10th, 1807. They were married, Dec. 18th 1823, and have lived together as man and wife about 36 years. They have had ten children—three sons and seven daughters, all of whom except one daughter, are living. Isaac Kepheart. the oldest eon lives near Mt. Pleasnnt, in Henry Co. Two sons, John and Jacob, aged 1G and 19 respectively, live at home. Of the daughters, two are mar ried and living near Trenton, in Henry Co., Another is the wife of J. Neff, Oceola dark Co. and two others are the wives of respectable citizens of this county leaving one of the age of 13 at home. His acquaintance and marriage^with s. K. occurred near Dayton, Ohio, she knowing nothing against his character at that time.— They had been married but about a year, however, before it was discovered that Kep henrt, faithless to his wife, had formed a shameful linunn with a woman ot low char acter near Davton, the result of which was an illegi emite child and the suein and ob ^.•-ning of a judgement against Kepheart for its mamtainance. To satisfy this judge ment, all the property he had (most of which was the property of his wife at marriage,) was sacrificed, and his wife, as she informed bitterly, worked out to aid in getting money to pay the demands of the law against the disgraceful infidelity of her husband. Mrs. friends at that time desired her to leave Kepheart and go home, which she alout de termined to do, bnt was finally induced by penitential promises still to cling to the on certain fortunes of her husband. About this time he began preaching, he and wife both being members of the United Brethern Church, but he was soon dismissed from that connection on acconnt of his licen tious conduct, after which he joined the de nomination known as Campbellites or Chris tians. During the year 1836, about 24 years ago, he removed to this State with his family and settled near Trenton, in Henry county, on what is now the Morehead farm. At that time Trenton and Mt. Pleasant had not been thought of, and the country in that vicinity was almost entirely unsett'ed. Here they lived about 10 years, during which timo the family suffered a great deal from the violence of his temper, which was most ungovernable when aroused. lie would frequently return home from suspicious visits about the coun try, and drive his family from the house, no matter how inclement the weather, causing them to live in constant fear of their lives.— Atone time in a fit of madness, he struck ,Mrs. K., breaking her wrist. At another time his wife and a daughter were spinning after he had gone to bed. He became an noyed and ordered them to stop, which they were about to do, when he sprang from his bed, dashed the wheels in pieces n the floor and catching Mrs. K., by the hair, tore out a large handful, almost killing her. from an old trunk in an adjoining room Mrs. K. brought out the long faded tresses of hair and laid them on the tal^e before us, as evi dence of the truth of what she had said.— SVie also stated in this connection that when Kepheart left her a year ago, she felt as though she would like to have secreted that hair about his person, where he might find it to haunt him when away on his career of crime and let it recall to liiiu some of the sufferings of those whom he had once promised to love and cherish. Eight years ago last March they moved to this county, near where the family now live. Here ho soon established the reputation of a dangerous and degraded character. About five years ago Mrs. K., discovered that he was carrying on important intimacy with the wife of Mr. Adams, a near neighbor.— This was kept up for some tim'i, when the matter began to come to light and he was compelled to leave. He induced the unfor tunate woman to accompany hi n to Lower Canada, where they lived for some months, he having sold land and property and strip oing his family of many household comforts, to procure money to carry him through.— Leaving Canada, the guilty couple came to Illinois where getting tired of Mrs. Adams, he poisoned her, as was generally supposed, This was suddenly left her for other parts. In 1857 he pursuaded his family to go with him to Kansas. Before leaving, how ever, he deeded the farm, consisting of 80 acres of prairie and 72 acres of timber, to his boys, to satisfy them. But he was careful that his wife should not sign the deed, so that he might get it back whenever he de sired. Through information of a neighbor, however, the boys were let into the secret, and, getting Mrs. K's., signature, had the deed recorded, thus getting it entirely out of his hands, much to h«s chagrin. They went to Franklin Co., Kansas, and stopped a mouth or two on Pottaarottatuie Creek. Here Kepheart again began the preaching game, and got in with another man's wife, whom he Induced to go vith him to Fort Scott, after which, nothing was heard of her. In the meantime, a man by the name of Way, from Henry Co., in this Suite, came across the family, and informed the people of Kepheart's character, so that when he returned to Pottawottamie Creek, he narrowly escaped mobbing. He left with his family immediately and started for Iowa, and arrived at Osceola, in Clark county, in August. Mrs. K. and three of her children remained at Osceola some nine months, Kepheart in the meantime be coming so degraded and loathsome that his wife would not occupy the same bed with hiin. At the end of this time, Mrs. K. and siiittiliiiia^^ children came on liome, and W«fi soon fol lowed by Kepheart. For some time after this he was not much at home, and his wife knew nothing of his manoouvcr1!. He would return at intervals, and sometimes ha large sums of money, which he is thought to have obtained by counterfeiting. Something over a year ago be made the acquaintance of Mrs. Jane Willis, whose hus band, a not very intelligent man, kept a low groggery at Clifton Station, near Columbus City. Their intimacy became marked there and Willis and wife were persuaded by Kep heart to come with him to his place in this county. Here also the intercourse between Keoheart and Mrs. Willis soon became so flagrant that he was indicted for adultary at the suit of Willis. With the particulars of this trial most of our citizens are already fa milliar. Mrs. K. informed us that she heard Kep heart promised Willis a large sum of money one night behind the smoke house, if he would not appear against him, and between them it was so arranged. Very shortly after this, Kepheart floM be tween 300 and 400 bushels of corn which his boys had raised, took two feather beds and a lot of bed clothing, a bureau, stand, chairs and nearly all the property in the house and disposed of it, leaving his family nearly destitute a second tinx?. IIa then left, met Mrs. Willis at Muscatine, and went to Mis souri, where they were followed and discov ered by Willis, who wrote immediately to Messrs. Lewis Chipman, of this, place, in regard to prosecuting the guilty and adulte rous parties. But before anything was done Willis was disposed of and placed out of the way-^-a vi'-tim of their accursed lusts. Mrs. Willis' youngest child also soon ditd under circumstances which induce^ the belief that it had been poisoned. They next went to Arkansas, ah& the "Cherokee country." In Arkansas he again undertook to ingratiate himself into fa vor by preaching, but his true character soon developed itself and he was obliged to leave. .In the Cherokee country he kept grocery for a time and sold whiskey to the Indians. But soon becoming unensv he came on back through Missouri into Iowa, within whose borders he was destined to close a long con tinued life of crime.— Washington (Iowa) Prc*». Following the above the Pre** *ives an ac count of the murder of Mrs. Willis and the children and the hanging !y the mob, which we have published in full.—[Eo. COLR.ER. -hi» C. Breckinridge* of Ken tucky. Mr. Breckinridge, the candidate of the National Democratic party for President, was born near Lexington, Ky., January 10, 1821 was educated at Centre College, Ky., spent a few months at Princeton studied law at the Transylvania Institute, and was admitted to the bar at Lexington, where he practiced his profession with success.— 1 During the war with Mexico he served in one of the Kentucky regiments as Major, and whilst in that country made man}' NEW YORK. Julvl3.—A meeting was held last night at the Hou«e of Watts Sherman to arransre a fusion between Tammany and Mo zart Hall. Denis and many leading men wer- present, including Mavor Wood, Eras tus Corning. Jno. A. Dix, Dean Richmond and Daniel E. Sickles. The stoamxbio Granada i* under surveill ance by U. S. Marshal as a suspected slaver. She was to have sailed to day with scaled or ders. The Chicago Zouaves arrived this morn ing, a salute was fired in their honor by Company F. fourth regiment, after which they were formally received by a detachment of the 0th Regiment. Tliev Breakfasted at the A«tor House and thence were escorted to the Regimental ar mory their head quarters during their stay here. $T. Louis, July 15.—A very large gather ing was held last night to ratify the nomina tion of F. P. Blair for Congress. Mr. Blair made a characteristic and eloquent address, after which a variety of brilliant fire-works includinr one piece in which shone the name of Frank lilair, were exhibited. Judire Trumbull was welcomed hame by the Bellville Republicans la-t evening. Among the additional stoppage of leather de ders are W. fc C. Mauday 70,000 lbs.— Mr. Wacker 4 1,000 lbs. A Waring 30,000 lbs. T. II. Mortimer unknown. Very latest by City of Baltimore, Liver pool, 5, P. M. Vt the 4th of Jnlylmuqut in London Mr. Dallas proposed the principle toast. Number of additional failures of accourj* had occurred it the leather trade. One of the most useful inventions of the a_re, is Greely's Brace Suspender, Tlwyare adapted to Ladies, Gentleman's and Chil dren's wear, and promote both comfort and health. This excellent article can be had, wholesale and retail, of Uolfujan & Vogt, 75 Lake St., Chicago, and «f J. D. Temple & Co., Ottumwa. i warm friends amongst the officers of the ar my, and established an honorable reputa tion as a soldier ard a gentleman. His cam- I paigning over, he return"d to the practice of law in K 'ntucky, where he soon made a name for himself at a bar renowned for the! learning, eloquence and accumen of its mem bers. In 1841 he was elected to the State Legislature. In this new sphere he at once established for himself a distinguished posi tion as an orator. His style is compact, se vere and logical, whilst his views on public questions are nnrked hj' solidity and breadth. These qualifications induced the party to se- I lect him as their candidate in 1851—a Con gressional nomination in opposition to Gen. Leslie C.)oinbs, a strong man—and the re sult was the election of Democratic nominee. In 1852 he was reelected, after one of the hottest canvasses ever known in the State.— His opponent was Gen. R. P. Letcher.— Among his numerous and brilliant speeches, that on the Nebraska bill, delivered March 23, 1834, may be instanced as a mastcrpicee of high-toned oratory and conclusive reason ing. puring this administration President Pierce tendered to him the mission to Spain, but domestic affairs forbade its acceptance. Ever ready, however, to do battle for his party, he did not hesitate to accept the nom ination for Vict President on the ticket with James Buchanan. He was elected, and en tered upon the duties of his office in March, 1857. By virtue of his office he is the Presi dent of the United States Senate. As a pre siding officer he takes a high rank. He has just been elected to the United States Sen ate for six years from the 4th of March 1861, to take the place of Mr. Crittenden, whose term then expires. Mr. Breckinridge is about thiity-nine years old, and is possessed of a moderate fortune, accumulated by bis own efforts. The Irripi edible Conflict Rl the State Conveution. AN KDITOR OETS SI.APPED I [Cwrwpmdenco of the H»wk-Kye.] DES MOINES, July 12TFL 1W0. To the Editor of the llaicl-Eye.—While insisting upon calling the Republican party the party triumphant, we must concede to our democratic friends the sole use of the title "party militant," for certainly a more belligerent spirit than that manifested by its sachems has not been exhibited by any class of men for these many years.— The example so worthy set by Mont gomery and Randall, at Baltimore, has been imitated here. Not to draw too fine a point, we have had an "illegant muss." After the nomination of C. C. Cole, for Congress, in the Democratic Convention, yesterday, J. A. Williamson, lat? democrat ic candidate for County Judge, in this coun ty, arose in his place in the Convention, and desiring to explain his opposition to the nomination of Cole, lie had understood that Mr. Cole was one of the proprietors of the State Journal, and exer cised a controllinginfluenceover its columns He had just been informed that such, was not the fact, and he trwhrs to my that the information had mined Cole in his esteem, at le/tst one hundred per cent. One Sample, of Keokuk, late Mayor of that goodly city, hereupon produced and read a letter which Mr. Cole had addressed to him, disclaiming any connection with, or responsibility for the course of the Journal. Mr. Sample deemed it due to Mr. Cole that tho people should have his disclaimer of any connection with that sheet. Stil(t)son wished to be heard— Stil(t)son begged to be heard—and the Con vention very reluctantly yielded to his sup plication. He mounted the platform, said penitentially, that he was not an original Douglas man, but since he had been nomin ated by the Baltimore Convention, he was supporting him. He bowed to the will of the Convention, and asked "is not that dem ocratic is not that democratic!! is not that democratic!!!" Stil(t)son tood his seat and the Convention adjourned. In the evening a resolution was passed to the secretary endorsing the Journal. It was read and upon suggestion of some one, (I understand it was Sample,) was laid upon the table by general consent, without either a motion or a vote. This morning St'l(t)son called at the Des Moinrs House and encoun tered Sample, whereupon he Informed him that he was "no gent'eman." Sample, in stead of thanking the editor of the State or gan foi* this gratifying piece of information slapped him a couple of times in the mouth!" Stil(t)son was wrothy, of course, as Stil(t) son had a perfect legal and constitutional right to be. Stil(t)son foamed and Stil(t) son frothed—it is said that he struck at the imperturbable Sample divers times but when at such a distance from hiin that there was not the slightest danger of his being inju red. Every one anticipates excellent results from this application of the back of a gentle man's hand to the young fellow's mouth.— He made his advent here about six months since, and devoted himself industriously to maligning private character, and stirring up personal animosities among the citizens of Des Moines. That he has needed a slip ping for some time, has been the deliberate conviction of the respectable portion of his own party here at home. This is evidence by the rebuke which Williamson a delegate from his own county, gave him yesterday in Convention. The young fellow who has been publicly slapped bv a polls ical associate for his impudence should consider and pon der the matter well, lest a repetition of the lesson may be necessary. Hear what the Physicians any. IIARTFOKD CITY, Blockfurd CO., Ind.,) November 21 1854, DR. 0. R. BAKER—Sir:—I had delayed sending the receipt for themedicins for some time, that I might have an opportunity of testing your Pain Panact a in a case of Chron ic Rheumatism, of long standing, which was thoroughly cured by six twenty-five cent bottles of your Pain Panacea, and I have now no hesitation in recommending it to my customers, as one of the best medicines before the public, as it seems to be all it' is recommended. Yours, with much respcct, J. E. MOLEIt, If. D. See advertisement. NEWPORT, KY., July 14.—A large Demo cratic meeting was held here last night, speeches made by Gen'l, Flourney of Ark., and Maj. Ira Root. Resolutions endorsing Douglas and Johnson were adopted. LOI ISVILLE July 14.—A well attended Republican mectingwas held in Court House Square last night, and was addressed by P. O. Ilawes. Preparations for a large Breckinridge mee ting to-night. BAI.TIMORE, July 14.—Mr. Breckinridge was serenaded last night at Barnum's Hotel. He made a brief reply. NEW YORK. July 17.—Three cases of BUTTER LAKIV TALLOW BEESWAX E(i(iS CHEESE SOHCI1UM PORK SIDES HAMS CHICKENS V QUAILS, (1 DES MOIXES. Urbann Township. The people of Urbana Township were im bned with the spirit of'70, on the 4th inst. 28 wagons—about 8 persons each, came in to Albia in their procession, a large propor tion belonging to Urbana Township. Some of the Demociacy (f) of Blakesburg became so sectional in their feelings that in their preperations lor the celebration of tho 4th, they manifested a matured design to make invidious distinctions on political grounds. Many Democrats, true men, deprecated this procedure, at once so unmanly, and bitterly partisan, and came to Albia, where it was well understood, there was to be a glorious old fashioned 4th of July entirely free from political asperities, and party distinctions. And such a one we had too entirely out do ing all such petty fixtures, as intensly nar row minded men usually get up—a true in dex of their moral make.—Albia Blade. Mr. Win. B. Street, well known as one of the most respected and influental citizens of this place, was a zealous support of Fillmore in 1857, and has since that time been con sidered so favorable to the democrats, that they appointed him a delegate to represent this County in the state convention last Sum mer, and were anxious to run him for County Judge last Autumn. Mr. Street is now an earnest supporter of Lincoln and Hamlin.— We are credibly informed that there is a sin gle family in this County, comprising no less than six or seven legal voters, who have not voted, except at railroad elections, with in the last five or six years. They intend to vote this Fall, and will all go for Linoolo and Hamlin.—Herald. OK DRIED APPLfS, $ BLACKBKR IC I ES PE \CIIES tt$ LEATHER (Sole) Calf FURS—Mink. N#. 1 COON WILD CAT RAT ... OTTER BEWER lb PEER lb BUFFALO ROBES HUNGARIAN SEED TIMOTHY Fat Cattle meet with ready sate, for, jtross Sheep, 11.50 |2,00per head. auro Stroke occurred yesterday. An old lady, named Mrs. IsalellaBurtlng, was run over a id killed on Hudson street. NEWARK, N. J., July 17.—A negro boy, 11 years old, belonging to and accompany ing Mr. Luther Roll, of Augusta, Ga., tempo raril sojourning at the City Hotel, in this city, mysteriously disappeared about 1 o' clock to-day, while the family were at dinner. It is supposed he has been smuggled away by abolitionists. LACROSS, Wis., July 17.—Jacob Rider the German who murdered hfsmother in-fawtnd sister-in-law on the loth inst., at Brownsville Min., shot himself dead in his own house yesterday, P. M. lie had been secreted within a few miles of tho place since commit ting the murder, and when found was asked by the crowd outside the House, who had traced him, if he would surrender himself.— The only reply was the discharge of a gun. The crowd rushed in and -found him ill tlw last agonies of death. NEW YORK, July 10.—In an affray Satur day night in a tenant house in Williamsburg, Thos. Lachev was struck on the head with an ax by a woman named Mary Burke, and so severely injured that he is not expected to recover. He was afterwards shockingly bea ten and kicked by a man named Kenard.— Mrs. Burk and the man Kenard were both locked tip to await the result of the injuries inflicted on Lachey, whose recovery is con sidered impossible. SPECIAL NOTICES. RHr.IKIATISn CAN BE CI RE^ Hear lVliat Henry J. Wilton Sajpife Towxsnip FIVE, M'Dosorun, TI.I.., I An punt ifl, ISftS. MIHU AKDSIUHON k HAvu—Gent* •—Feellnp MX Ions to do nil I c*n for suffering humanity, I would state to you, that was seriously RlTlioted with InjUim mttlor Hhtumatium, for some sixteen months and was unable to .secure relief from Physicians, or front tiie use of any articles which are arirertlsed in the papers, until by your solicitation, I procured three one dollar bottles of "BAKER'S PAIN PANACEA."— Allhouj? tent almost double, and suffering the most ervi iii-mling jut "n«, when I oommenced the u«e of said Medicine, I hnd not used the entire second bottle until I was able to attend to in.v dally work by the time I bad used the third bottle I was entirely cured. I cun have no doubt, that as it is so effectual in re moving the trrrihte Ithfumatlc from my body, it is equally poireful tortextro jmin of every de« Ci ipfiti 1, and I would therefore recommend all wbo are afflicted to try ii. Yours respectfully, 11ENRY J. WILSON. We hereby certify that we are knowing to the/tlet* In the above case, and that the statementa of Afar, Wilson are entitled to entire credit. ANEUItSON FLOUR (wholesale) WIIKAT CORN SIIKM.KI) CORN CORN MEAL k BC*HNRL, 111., August 16,1S5S. OATS KYK POTATOES (new) .. SUGAR V COFFEE .... SALT HIDES, dry irreen COTTON YARN NAILS FINE LUMBER, common, iear, 3 grade* SHINC.LKS LATH, HAtfc COMMERCIAL. Cuu*tBK Orrici, Jnly 13 |2,80©8,2t 7&®1(H> 24 40 80et». *@46 80 .v....... -©@,11 ........ *2,25 lit 6 «... ........ ... 4,2ft 1250(^20 no .... '25 00(5?L40 00 .. ... 8 00@4 75 »4*.... ... 8 00 ...... 18*@15 10 10 20 'X 8© v.*. v.yy" 7a$ ©@10 1,00 .85 12# 4@5 15 27 1.oo 1,20 8fl(7^40 ....... 1 .... ....75ai 00 14(3120 ...«. 00® 10 00 ".'/.'.....$2®.2,20 Gtoed cattle MII Now Advertisements. To Persons out of Employm't. A«Eltli: R"VR*« W^^TRN TO THE SEWING MACHINE. We will gire commission, or wages at *40 per month, and expens es paid. 1 his is a new Machine, and so simple fn its construction that a child of 10 years can learn to operate it v half an hour's instruction. It is ttqaftl toanv fanii'y Sewing Machine in use, and the nrlM to but Fifteen Dollars, Persons wishtng an Agency will address J. IV. BOVH'V, Secretary Erie Bewlng Machine Oompanyv MILAN, OliIO. Watches Given Away! A Girl, valued from two dollars to one hnndreMll^ '»». CILVEN with eyery Beok sold at retail prices At lMst one Watch is GUARANTEED trftfc eveny twelve books! These inducements are offered by the SUFFOLK EXCHANGE CO., 110 Washington St., etn»ton. The most extensive and the most liberal QLFT coaaflik In existence. Si:*D FOR A CATALOGUE. Those who have patronised other (lift Houses are particularly requosted to acquaint themselves with our terms. Our inducements are unrivalled, and put all others in the shade. The following are some of the Gifts to purchasdMa! books: English Lever Gold Watches, hunting eases. Patent Lever Ladies'Lever open face, Detached Lever 8ilrer Watches, hunting cuer. Li pine Silver Watches, open face. Gold Lockets various slses. Ladies' ami dents uold Chains, various sliM, Ladies' and OenU' Oold Sleeve Buttons Alk4 Studs, all patterns. Oents' B'isoiii Pins, new and rich stylet. Gold Pencils ami Pens. Ladies' arid Gents' Gold Rings, Oold Watoh Keys and Belt Pint. A Great variety of Ladies Jewelry, Pins and Ear- Drops, comprising ail the styles now worn, such us Camvo, Mosaic, Gold Stone. LAVA. Florentine, Ac., 4c. Gold Bracelets, all styles. The List of Books comprises a great assortment of standard works in every department of Literature, Interesting to the young aud old. Do not fall to send for a catalogue. Catalogues mailed free to any ad dress. Apply to SUFFOLK EXCHANGE COMP'Y, 116 Washington street, Boston. 0. W. KLD1UDGE, Treasurer. ASIll.AXn ACADFMY. T1IE FALL and WINTEIt TEIIM of 21 WKCKP, ofthi* Institution, will commence September S* I860 the Spring and Summer, of the saute length, the 1st Monday in February, lsfil. A. HULL, A. M., and MILS. M. HULL, will take charge of the School. A thorough Academic and Or namental coarse of instruction can uow be received In 'his Institution. Tuition in Literary department will range from 93 $10 per term ia Ornamental branches at usualrases. Tuition for every half term must be paid invariably In advance. No deduction made except for protract ed xickness. July 4, 1860—1S-12. TO THi: TAX VVLKMOI'TUECIVV or OTTI'.TI \VA. You are hereby notified, that the City assesrfment roll* for the year lS6t are now in my possession and are therefore due in three days after the Publica tion of this notice. On taxes remaining unpaid on the lirstda.vof January Ivll interest at the rate of 25 per cent, per annum will be added. It is not the collector's doty to hjnt up tax payers. Therefore the tax list will always be found at the Mayor'sflfHce. Respectfully, W. II. Cum* Ottumwa. July 12, 1 Marshal and Collector 1KAI AM) 1!1.IM. DII. ALLEN, The celebrated operator on the F.ye and Ew, will I regular visits at Ottumwa, until all cues eomiB«ti ced, are cured, ami will treat ALL DISEASES OF TJ/K EYE, ALL DISEASES OF THE EAIt— 1ILES k FISTULA—CLUB ro(T—Il.\M LI1 and all other deformities, SCROFULA Ac. In the treatment of the above diseases, hisMooeagftf# been the most satisfactory, some of the Deaf Inmates of the Asyluui have been entirely restored, and many of the Blind, who have groped their way in darkness no see. He has cured as many If not more Club Feet, llalr Lips and other deformities, than any other Physician in the west, and from his extensive and daily experience, and with the very best treatment and apparatus known to the medical profession, all entrusting themselves to his care can rest assured that if relief Is possible, they w ill he cured. All wish ing treatment will please call during the fiit visit, so that If the case IM tedioii tyouhave the advantage subsequent visits. A'o catextreated unlttt of the curcMt, Examination free. See circular. He will be at the Oltumwa House In this city, Jul/ 27tii, to .".MIi. JulyMf,

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