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

Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier dated December 19, 1860 Page 2
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i 1 Vi- i Sin t)ttumlua Courier. E O I I A I Y A E I. W. WOltRVS Editor. OTTUMWA, IOWA, Dec. 19, I860. Spcrinl Notice. The Committee of 33. It will be seen by reference to ths news from Washington, that the Comm'tten of 33, have passed a resolution introduced by Rust of Arkansas by a vote of 23 to 8, which will fee the basis of compromise, supported by a majority in Congress. The resolution will be found in another p'ase. We do not like it, but wait further developments before ex pressing a decided opini jrt. We are willing concede to the South all she can reasonably ask, but we are od posed to hypocricy, to saying anything that Is not meant, merely for effect. Such talk will do no gcod, and will not save the Union, ft will only have the effect to encourage the j$outh, by creating the impression that the rforth is scared, and ready to eat any quanti ty of dirt they may require. The best way now is to tell South Carolina plainly, that she cannot secede that the voice of the majority in electing a President shall be respected that if she secelcs, she Bhe must take the consequences that seces sion is rebellion and treason against the government, and only that and that if they choose to place themselves in that pendica mcnt, they must take the consequences. No sensible person can doubt but that the North is well nigh unanimous in favor of the Union, and they will resist ultimately, almost to a man its disruption. And no one can doubt but a united North, in the possession of the government, will have power sufficient for the emergency. All talk to the contrary is idle, and dishonest, be -Lies being inexpedi ent. The North should meet all overtures in behalf of cOncileation with tha South in a fpirit of fraternity, and promptly concede all that section can reasonably ask, for the sake of peace but all those men who now have lhe interests and rights of the North in their keeping, should remember that there are two sides to this question, and that it will not do, while seeking to coax the South not to secede, to forget that in adjusting grievances, the North has some to |m con sidered as well as the South. Relief for Kaunas. -'Ittkiae nuggestod to us by a number of our citizens, that 6oms more efficient or ganization to raise and forward contribu tions of provisions, clothing, and money, to the starving people of Kansas, is desirable, and we have been requested to call attention to it. We therefore suggest a public meet ing of Citizens, at the Court House, to-mor row, (Thursday) evening at 7 o'clock, to consider this matter, and take such action as may be deemed advisable. We trust that all our citizens will respond to this call.— We have every reason to believe that almost every one will esteem it a pmellegc to con tribute to this most charitable objects, so soon as an opportunity is afforded. Re member the meeting on Thursday eveping. Eadi and his Sureties. The referees in this case have made their award as follows The sureties on the first bond are discharged. Those on the second bond are to pay $25,000, and on the third bond $29,574. On the payment of these amounts, the sureties are to be discharged from the penalties of the bonds. Population of Wapillo Co.—By the Census, this County has a population of 14,596. In 1850, it was 8,478. Increase in ten years, 6,123. The trial of J. W. Bissell, for conspiring to burn the Rock Ibland Bridge, is now pen ding before the U. flL Diatriot Court at Chicago. Tho papers are full of accounts of outrages perpetrated in the Cotton States on Northern Citizens. No man can now visit any of those States without danger of personal inju ry at the hands of mobs, directed and con trolled by their Vigilence Committees. As near as can be ascertained, tho total population of the States and Territories is 81,000,000 therefore the ratio of represen tation in tlie House of Representatives will be about 133,000. The Council Bluffs and St. -JnwpV Rail road Company have made a contract with Charles Hendrio, of Burlington, in which it is agreed that th« toad shall be completed to the State line in eighteen months, with the proviso that if the Platte Valley Road is finished to the State line before the expira tion of eighteen months, then Mr. Hendrie shall complete the road in ninety days.— We rejoice this goo4 for Slope. They are enjoying a reign of terror in New Orleans. The Delta says the Vigilance Committee, who have constituted themselves the peculiar curtodean of Southern interests, is bogus, and is daily denouncing the be&t tnen in the city5 and slaveholders at that, to gratify private malice. The same paper says that a genuine committee wfD be form ed to put down the bogus one. The husband of Mrs. Sickles, in a late speech said, that the city of New York, if |he Union was dissolved, would declare her felf independent The Chicago Tribune, tommenting on this, suggests that the hus land of Mrs. Sickles be elected the first king Of the new kingdom of Manhattan. The Hon. John M. Botts is out in an able fitter against secession, and In frror of the, Union. liriiftainftit irwr iiTt^ffir liiiiiiii At the commencement of the next Vol ume of the Cockier, the second issue after the present, we shall open a new set of book", both account and subscription, with the design thereafter of doing utrictly a Cash or advanc? pay business. Subscri bers in arcana, are respectfully requested i the sale was adjourned to Jan. 28th, 1861, ti coma forward within that time and set*" ®aflO o'clock, A. M. tic their accounts and renew their. Latnt from Wanliingtoii. On the 16th, Senate, Mr. Clark intro duced a resolution of inquiry as ta the con dition of Southern forts. Laid over. Sen. Wade made just the right kind of a speech, conciliatory, but firm, lie said if South Carolina was swallowed up by an earth quake, we should not miss her much that for himself he wou'd let her go, but as a member of Congress, he could not consent. Tax A In­ scriptions. No name after the date mcn toned, will ba entered without payment in advance for some period, and at thi expi ration of the time for which payments have been made, utiles? the subscription shall be renewed, the piper will be dis ronlinusd. We invite new subscribers, pledging ourself to furnish a paper worth the pricc, $1,50 psr annum. Experience lias satisfied us that the credit system is fatal to newspapers. Sale.—The sale of land and lots in this county for Taxes of 'ofi, '57, and '58, was held on Monday, the 17th. Very little sold, none except to parties interested, and Several of our citizens who have tested t'ie gold prospect at the Peak, are perfectly satisfied—to remain at home. 40 Financial matters *ere impnfvin£#n New York on the 17th. The line of Steamers between Bolton tnd Charleston has been discontinued. Thos. J. Rhodes, an old citieen of tftife county, died on Sunday, the 16th inst. Vote of Iowa Towns.—An article has been going the rounds of the papers giving the vote of the following towns at thg Jaie election: Dubuqtn, 2562 Tofc*. 2858 »l J683 U 1565 Davenport, Burlington, Keokuk, Muscatine, Iowa City. Mt. Pleasant, Des Moines, Washington, We deem the article incomplete without the vote of this town, which we accordingly add 11 1403 II 1244 II 919 11 645 11 563 11 Lyons, 581 —Mirtm Tho table is still incomplete without the figures for Wheatland, as follows Wheatland, 148 ^-Wheatland TiiHm. the above is very unfair and incomplete without the vote of this place. Put it in Ottmawa, 679 —Courj^, I Correspondence of the Hawklfye, From Washington. Washington, Dcc. 11.—To-day Commo dore Shuhrick, who conducted the recent Naval engagement against Paraguay, and Capt. Ingraham, of Kozsta re-cue celebrity, both sent in their resignation* to the Navy Depaitment, to take effect on the secession of South Carolina from the Union. Both these officers have been highly esteemed in the military service of the country, and their resignation was quite unexpected. Secretary Cobb has finally resigned his post, after bringing bankruptcy upon the Treasury by his mismanagement, and leaves with the odor attaching to him which Par son Brownlow protests the man in the moon notices in passing over this iniquitous city. Yesterday and to-day both liouses have been occupied in discussions relative to the crisis committees, and accomplishing very little work of importance. Tho Senate has set apart Tuesday of next week for the spe cial consideration of the bill for the admis sion of Kansas. The House refused to excuse Hawkins of Fla., from serving on the special committee, and also Mr. BoyceofS. C., and Morrill of Vermont. Some of the Southern members voted against excusing members, in order to smooth over their real intentions of, if possi ble, bringing out some concessions on the part of the North. There is an under cur rent of feeling, which the South has tried to conceal, intimating a desire to draw the Re publican party through its representatives inti retractions from the position it now oc cupies before the country, and hence the pro tracted debate in both Senate and House, and which in the former to-day was the source a running fight in which that faction came off' considerably worsted, from the hands not only of the Republicans but the Opposi tion. The hope of succeeding in this has been looked forward to as a preventative of difficulties likely to ensue in the secession movement. The conservative members of the Republican side of the House, under standing this, have kept remarkably quiet, so much so as to exasperate the secessionists, who to-day discovered tho whole idea by setting badly out of humor, and accusing the North of a questionable bravery in meeting the issue. So from this time on, they will probably find that they have stirred up a power which will be very far from retraction. And although most of the Republican mem bers have advocated a course of letting the quarrel severely alone heretofore, and tele graphic despatches say that they still adheie to that determination, it will doubtless trans pire differently before the session advances much father. Mr. Curtis, of Iowa, as Chairman of the Pacific Railroad Committee, will bring up his bill next Tuesday. As it is now, it con templates the building of two roads—one from Texas, via El Paso to San Francisco, and the other for the construction of the Central route, already well known. It is uncertain what will be the fate of this im portant measure in the face of the excit ing issues now dividing the country. Col. Rabc, of San Francisco, is here, sentout by those interested in the success of the enter prise in California, and will stay during the session of Congress to look after its inter ests. Keitt, of South Carolina, leaves Washing ton. to-morrow, for his State, and says he will not return. Lamar, of Miss., will prob ably retire from the Ilo'i-e soon. There is much fceli''g here, and the suspense becomes more intensified as the time for the appoint ed secession of South Carolina draws near. Iowa. We saw a few days since at O.turmra, in the Treasurer's Office, a crayon portrait of Miss Laura J. Harvey, taken after death, al so another picture, a daguerreotype taken when living, at the age of fourteen years, and an ambrotype taken when the coroner's inquest was being held, the day after her death. The two latter are in an ambrotype and daguerreotype gallery. Miss Harvey was a young lady, respc. tably connected, her father being a lawyer in Rockford, Ills. She eloped with a young man named George Lawrence. In their company was a desper ate character, L- nt McCoinb, an ex-peniten tiary convict. The party traveled in a two horse wagon, representing that they were going to Pike's Peak. The body of Miss Harvey was found in the river near the ferry landing at Ottumwa, where she had been murdered on the 20th of March last. It turned out afterwards that McComb was the murderer, as the body of Lawrence, with whom she eloped, was also found. He had been murdered for about $3 in money and the team. Miss Harvey had been killed probably to conceal the crime. The body of Lawrence was identified by a tailor who sewed a patch on his pants. The likeness of Miss Harvey is striking beautiful. She was at her death only sixteen years of age.— it has since been ascertained that she was married to Lawrence. McComb has not yet been arreted, -Feobilr Jf»trnnl. WWIIIi Congress—2d Session. W asbixotox, Dec. 12.—Senate.—Mr. Biglrr offered an amendment to Morrill's Tariff' bill. Mr. Hunter reported the fTrewwry note bill, with an amendment reducing the notes to fifty dol'. irs as the minimum, and pledging the proceeds of the sales of the public tads as security. Anthony and Hale very properly insisted that the faith of the Government should be sufficient. If the finances and Tariff were properly managed there would be no occa sion for the Government to offer collaterals. House.—In reply to the Speaker's call, pursuant to order, on the various States for propositions relative to the present condition of the country, Mr. Thayer submitted a string of resolutions asserting, among other things, tint the present unfriendly feeiing has risen from the usurpation of Congress and the Executive that the rights of Ameri can citizens arc before Congress and the" President, and the Territorial governments should not be compelled to derive thinr pow ers from their consent that there shall be no legislation whatever on tho subject of slavery that every congressional district shall be entitled to one Presidentiol elector, and each State to two on a general ticket, Mr. John Cochrane proposed to amend the Constitution so as to establish a dividing line like the Missouri Compromise prohibit ing interference with the interstate slave trade, recognizing the rights of slaveholders in transitu or temporarily sojourning innon sluveholding States, and declaring all State laws, in any degsee impaiiing or infringing on the Fugitive Slave Law, null and void. Washington, 13.—Senate.—The Treasury note bill was amended and passed. Several other bills were introduced, and then the state of the Union was discussed by Wigfall and others. Wigfall was more bitter than ever, and accused Mr. Seward of advi sing the Wide Awakes to keep up their or ganization, as their services would be need ed to secure the fruits of victory, and Wig fall said there were half a million of those well-trained men ready to sweep the South fire and sword. Mr. Seward denied the charge unequivo cally, and Wigfall was much relieved. House.—Various resolutions in reference to the state of the Union were offered. The Treasury Note bill was amended and passed. It authorizes the issue of $10,000, 000 at 6 per cent., but requires llum be sold at not less than par. Mr. Haskins stated that Mr. Ford, the Public Printer, was absent, and that his sub contractors declined to do the work at the reduced rates, and he offered a resolution that the Superintendent of Public Printing contract with competent parties to do the work. It was replied that Ford would be there on Saturday, ready to do the work. A spicy debate followed. Washington, Dec, 14.—There is no doubt whatever that General Cass has re signed as Secretary of State. Regret is ev everywhere expressed in consequence. In dications are that Gov^nor Dickinson, of New York, will be the successor, though these are not altogether reliable. There is but little, if any, confidence, in the assurance that South Carolinia will not resist the FeJeral Authority during the Administration of President Buchanan.— They are regarded as mere promises te quiet apprehension in an official quarter. Lieut. General Scott has expressed the opinion that additional forces should be sent to South Carolina for the protection of the p.iblic property. The President, however, is still opposed to such increase for prudential reasons, being apprehensive that it would but augment the present ex citement. There was an understanding among tho the select Committee of 33 that their pro ceedings, excepting as to results, shall be re tained as private, and therefore not be re vealed for publication. It is known, howev er, that several propositions, looking to po litical conciliation, were presented an read, but not acted on. Gentlemen made speech es, and opinions were interchanged. The prospect of accommodation is about the same as it was yesterday. In order to afford time for consideration an adjournment till Monday took placet The publication of the manifesto of the Southern members has produced a depress ed cfflct among the Conservatives, who say they are now satisfied the former are oppo sed to any political compromise or accommo dation whatever. Mr. Douglas' speech next week of a coercive character against wi be secession. Senator Wilson's letters addressed to Caleb Cushingwill appear ia tomorrow's National Republican. Perham's People's Pacific Ralroad Bill, enforcing four routes, lias been referred to the House Special Committee on that sub ject. Paymaster John S. Cunningham has been ordered to the sloop of war Macedo nia. Wasuingtok, Dec. 11.—Hocss. Mr. Cobb, Alabama, did not rise to make a speech, but to express an anxious desire that the Select Committee should commence their busines and present their deliberations in some tangible form. His hope, however, was faint as to any useful result If any thing was to be done to save his State, it must be done at once. Mr. Leake, of Alabama would not remain in the Confederacy longer than the 15th of January, unless something was speedily done. He was not a secessionist. He de sired peace, predicated on the principles of the Constitution. Mr. Davis, of Miss., briefly gave the rea sons why he should serve on the committee he might be blamed or censured, but acting where his conscience approved, he defied the opinion of the world. He stood here not as the representative of his own preferences, but for the interest of his constituents. He regretted that the resolution under which the cotnmit'ee was raised came from a distin guished son of Virginia. He had entertain ed an opinion that the Southern members should withdraw, and leave the Republicans to submit a report for consideration, but this could not be done the Constitution was sufficient for the protection of Southern rights, if executed in letter and spirit. If our Government rests for its construc tion on public opinion, he would have no hope from that source, nor that it would be preserved by compromise or. the use of the •word. Th* Republicans Iwve destroyed the only bo id which can bind the Union The subject matter referred to this .commit tee did not belong to this House, it grew out of principles and systems in the Northern States, directly at war with the safety and material interests of the South, if there went any action at all it should originate with thi States, The House voted and refussd to excuse Mr. Hawkins 95 against 101. Mr. Hawkins, lest silenca would be con strued into conscnt to serve on the Commit tee, wishes to say, with all deference and good feeling for those who vote against his request, he will not serve. Mr. Boyce asked to be excussd from serv ice on the committee. Mr. Smith, of Virginia, objected. Mr. Burnett thought the refusal to hear gentlemen was extraordinary, after they have made up their minds that they cannot serve. He was satisfied the Committee did not ex press the sentiment of the various sections. The Representatives of South Carolina will remain only a few days longer, why, then, refuse to excuse Mr. ycc.—Is force the mode and man ner of instituting measures with a view to restore peace and good feelirg in tho country. Mr. Smith, of Va., replied that he would not us'i force. He was one of those who re fused to excuse Mr. Hawkins, and after the lecture of Mr. Burnett, ho felt it his duty to vindicate his vote. Present affairs are big with the affairs of the Republic, and discuss ion on the question was not likely to do any good He however expressed his surprise and mortifidation that the Republican side of the House had refused to participate in the discussion. Mr. Curtis, wished to say, his party hod not refused to discuss ha would do so at the propar time. Ha wanted tin Committee on which he was a member, to have a fair hearing. Mr. Smith, resuming, said hi expected the opportunity would have been presented of exhibiting the different views of members, as a measure of influence, and acting on the Committee, he was anxious to seo every State participate in tho deliberations of the Committee, and hence, he c»uld not excuse Mr. Hawkins, became if this were done, Florida would be unrepresented. Mr. Burnett, explaining, said this Gov ernment is not to be saved by mere eulogies on the Union, but by speedy action. Mr. Smith resumed. Nobody expected to see force used to compel Mr. H. to serve, or desired to visit him with punishment other than that of mere opinion. Mr. Smith, of Va., having been informed that Mr. Hawkins supposed lie had made some insinuations to his prejudice, disclaim ed any such intention and spoke of the up rightness and integrity of the gentleman from Florida. Mr. Hawkins was understood to be satis* fied with the explanation. Mr. Morrill asked to be excused from serv ing on the Committee because of other duties which fully employed his time. Senate.—The House bill to provide for the payment ofoutide Treasury Notes and authorize a loan, &c., was taken up, after some remarks from Mr. Rice against and Mr. Cowdoron in favor, on motion of Mr. Rice it wa? referred to tho Committee on Finance. The resolution in relation to the portion of the President's Message in reference to se cession was taken up. Mr. Hale offered a resolution that the com mittee on Military affairs be instructed to inquire whether the expenses of that branch of the public service cannot be reduced with out detriment to safety, and that, if they can, the be further instructed to report to what extent and what particular branch or branches can be dispensed with or reduced. Tttt. resolution was adopted. A Mini Lost. Mr. Ashbury Vandevort left his residence near Sugar Creek bridge, on the St. Fran cisville road, last Sunday morning was in Keokuk on Monday, and has notsinco been heard from by his family. He had been sick for some time previous and it is thought he was daranged at the time he left. Mr. Vandevort is a'lout thirty years old, five feet nine inches nigh, with black hair and whiskers, and the little finger of the right hand has been cut off at the knuckle joint. Any aid or information to lead to the dis covery of his wherebouts will be gratefully acknowledged by his wife. Address Rebecca Jane Vandevort, 8ucn mitville, Lee county, Iowa. Will our exchanges up and down the river please notice.—Gate City. We Eat too Mucn—It would be a curious but instructive calculation, says a cotempor ary, t5 count up, in dollars and cents, the amount annually wasted in the United States in excessive eating. We have no doubt that the aggregate would buy up food, /ear by year, for all famine-struck nations in the world. Millions would be inadequate to represent the total. Think how much great er the realized wealth of the American people would be, if a healthful temperance in eating had charterized them for the last two generations There would have been, in that event, more than enough to liqui date our whole foreign debt, including all the money borrowed for our railroads, ca nals, coal mines, fcc. It is probabl that, on an average, on .-forth of the money now spent on the tables, evcry-where throughout the Union, might be saved, not only with out injury to those eating, but positively to their advantage. Intemperance in food is almost as general as intemperance in drink once was, only the former, from being less deleterious, does not attract so much notice. HarrUburg Telegraphy Messrs. Mitchell A Ladd, of Cincinnati, have built one of tho largest pork packing establishments, at Ottumwa, of any point in the Des Moines Valley, having all the mod ern inprovementg and conveniences of a first class Cincinnati packing establishment. The business is carried on in the name of George Gillaspy & Co. They will pack at that place,this year, 20,000 hogs, at the lowest figure.—Keohuk Journal. Ceiixii* of lotva. We publish to-day ths census of Iowa complete, by counties, and likewise the mor tality of each county for the year ending 1st June, 186(1 Boone If- )VKTin. 4 I. 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Pochahonta('" Pottawattamie Poweshiek RingigeM Sac Scot I Shelly Siout StorJT Tama TxytST Union Van Buren Wapello Warren Wvshington Wayne Webster Winneshiek Winnebago Woodbury Worth Wright MW7 145 471 f7 1194 4fl r99« 209 2412 190 883 65 52 at iii23 2tM S7 -. 8 B«I9 819 1275 KIM 8 elit-•" A1 i 4418 MI 57 4444 121 8 8 4 7MS 85 689 1 615 49 4 li fit* W 13 81 I 63 M4 IT8 1 25 122(59 192 i 8478 141 94St is: 4991 161 I 841 5S 1 87 .....««430 19*204 TI93 Boston, Dec. 15.—The steamship Eurnpa arrived here from Halifax at 10 o'clock this morning. The newspaper b:ig for the asso ciated Press was dispatched via the New London, and will arrive in New York alxrnt 7:30 this evening. Wcndell Phillips will deliver an address in Music Hall to-morrow a. m., on the sub ject of Mobs and Education. In anticipation of trouble the military jhtis orders to hold themselves ready to march froa nyiitp ries. New Your, lee. Iff!—A mccting-of ftrnm inent merchants and politicians of the city and State of New York was heM at noon to day, at the office of Richard Lathers, on Pine Street, to consult as to the best means to be adopted to avert the danger now threat ening the Union, and to assure to the South sufficient protection to their Constitutional rights within the Union. The meeting was called by a circular addressed '-o the leading citizens, without distinction of politics, and was well attended. Among those present was ex-President Van Buren, ex-Congress man Israel T. Hatch, of Buffalo, Washington Hunt, Watts Sherman, Erastu.s Brooks, James T. Brady, Erwin Crosswell, WilsorJ G. Hunt, C. Com stock, of the Albany Atlas aifcl Argus, Girard Ilallett, James W. Beck mar, Fernando Wood, Augustus Schcll, Richard Lathers, and many other gentlemen of prominent position as merchants and pub lic men. The condition of the Union was freely dis cussed, and several suggestions made, one of which was that Millard Fillmore be re quested to proceed to South Carolina, as Commissioner from the State of New York, to exhort temperate action and'delay on the part of the foimer State. It was under stood that Mr. Fillmore would accept the duty if desired, but he expressed the b?lief that the mission would be unsuccessful, un less he could hear with him some authorized pledge of conservative policy from the party about to assume the control of the General Government. No definite action has yet been determined on by the meeting. Cha*. O'Connor presided, and speeches were made by John A. Dix, John McKeon and others. Mr. McKeon expressed the opinion that the Union was already dissolved—that it would be a peaceful separation until after the 4th of March, and that civil war would then en sue. At half-past one speeches were stiH being mado on the motion to appoint Cooomissioii ers to South Carolina. Tarrvtown, Dec. 14.—The sloop Garrett Dcinarest, from New York, was upset in a squall, last night, at Irvington. A sailor, named Moore, of Oswego, will probably die, his legs being frozen. They were not rescued till 7 o'clock this morning. Persons heard them, but could not help them. Charleston, Dec. 13.—The Charleston Courier belives a compromise impossible. Columbia, Dec. 18.—The Senate has adop ted a report appropriating a half a million of dollars for the exigencies which secession may create. Large secession meetings were held last night at Savannah, Columbus and Atlanta. So far the meetings have been more conser vative than secessionists, all, however, are in favor of resistance in some form. The Montgomery Advertiser, yesterday, published a presentment of the Grand Jury, Federal District Court, declaring the Federal Government worthless and impotent--a nui sance, for committing violations of the Con stitution, in a State nullifying tho Fugitive Slave Law, and other oauses. Th? weather moderated on V&rftay, and it rained yesterday, threatening the loss of our .sleighing. Onthe TSth hwl., 1»y Rfv. H. A. Span! ling, Mr. (in inns Sowkh anl Nbiouroh, AUoftlii* county. Mi&i fcu.KN New Advertisements. KSTBAV NOTICE. Tak s :«-1 e 0 E V 5 tip by Gardner Bettcrton, at his resMettef in Washington Township, Wapel o Courtly, Iowa, on the I tth day of November, ISfiO, oiic l!' 'l Steer, of the following description, to wit: a dark red, with some considerable white in Itie forehead, a white spot on the right shoulder, with the bush of the tall white and some white on the belly, and appraised to be worth twenty dollars, before L. A. ice of the Peace of said county. Dec. 17—'CO Myers, a Just­ 41 I'2-3m JOSEPH HAYNB, ClTt. EST It AY NOTICE, Taken up by JelTerson C. Travis, at his residence In Highland Township, Wapello County low*, on the 1st, day of Decemher, 1960, one Bay Mare of lhe fol lowing description to wit One Bay Mare supposed to be five years old, black mane ami tall, black feet, white spot In the forehead, no other marks or brands perceivable, and appraised to be worth thirty five dollars before J. C. Whipple, a Justice of the Peace 04 said County. JOSEPH HAYNK,Clerk, By W. Goldsmith, Deputy. no-4t 8 m. LAMBS' SUPP3R. The Ladles of the Ottumwa Ladies' Sewing Circle Propose to give a public entertainment at the Court House on Friday Evening, December 21 st, next, the proceeds to be appliedto the u«e of the Congregation al Church. A Supper, free to all, will lie served, atter which a variety of useful and ornamental articles, and delicacies will be sold to those wishing to buy, to be follewed with toasts,sentiments, and asociabic, good time generally. ORDIK41\TE WO. 81. REGULATING AUCTIONS. Be it Ordained by the City Couftctl qf (As City qf Ottumica 8k.c. 1st. That It shall benntairfnl fbr any person to sell any goods, wares, merchandise or chatties at public sale or Auction within the limits of Ottumwa, without first hiving obtained a license permitting the same, except an ofiicer at a Judicial sale. See. 2d. Any person desiring to obtain such license, may make application to the Mayor, and on filing with bin. the Treasurer's receipt for the payment into the Citv treasury of the sum of Twenty Dollars, the avor shall issue to such person a license for one day: And such person may continue to sell from day to day, any }:oodi, wares or merchandise not otherwise forbidden by law, provided he shall have obtained a license therefore for each day as herein provided. Seo. 3d. Such license shall net be assignable, nor shall the person to whom it may be Issued, sell at auc tion or public salein more llian one room at thesame time. Sue. 4th. No variation tn th« manner of selling at auction shall exempt any person from the necessity of taking out license before so selling. Selling goodsi wares, merchandise, or chattels at out-cry, or by ofl fcring the same at out-cry at any price anil then f.ill ing in price until some person present bids the sum at which it is so offered, or acce|.ts the offer thus made, or, selling in a manner similar to th SkC.MIi. any person who shall violate any of the provisionsof this ordinance, shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars, *ior less than fifty dollars and be Imprisoned in the County Jail until the Hue is paid, but in no case more than fifteen (lays: And any citizen may institute suit i.y civil action in the name of the city to recover the same, or may make com plaint before tbe Mayor as in criminal* preceedings before Justices of the Peace, and prosecute the same to termination Skc. 6th. Nothing In this, ordinance shall be con strued to prevent residents of the city from selling household goods, that have been used in the city as household goods, without the license herein men tioned. 4?kc. 7th. Ordinance No. 11 on the ordinance re cord, and Ordinance No. II of the book of printed ordinance*, and all other ordinances or parts of ordi nances in conllk-t with this, are hereby repealed. Skc. U6 110 10 8 6 Sih. This Ordinance to take effect from and after It* publication t»*n days in some newspaper as provided by the Charter. Passed and approved December 10th, 1860. W. L. OltU, Mayor. e.B. THRALL, Recorder. OKDINACNEIfo,!?. Beit ordained by the City Counoi of tk4 Cite of Ottumwa Whoever shall dig or cause to be dug, excepting under the direction of the Street Commissioner, any excavation in any highway thoroughfare or public (jrounds of the city, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and fined in the Mayor's Court in a sum not to exceed lilty dollars, this ordinance to take effect. u)ou its passage and publication as by Charter required. Tusscd and approved December 10th, i860. W. L. ORK, Mayor. 8. B. THRALL, Recorder. CHICAGO TRIBUNE. Devoted to N~eir», Commerce. Politic*, Agri culture, Education, Literature, Art and Science. Prospcctu* for I SGI. .Politic4l.—The great political campaign tf 1SW te close J. The battle has been fought and won. and the eagles nf victory perch on lhe Republican banners. Abraham Lincoln has been triumphantly elected Pres ident of th* United States for four years from the 4tli of Murch, 1 Sti 1. We are entering upon a year that will bememirtble In the annals of American politics. The Hre-Katers them at lhe ballot box, and they refuse to submit to the verdict unless their demands shall be compiled with, which are as follows DfcJMNPs or thk Firk Slave Code. 4th. That the Slave Irafljc shall be i Otukk ycKSTioXH.—And e opened in the District of Columbia, ftth. That a law •hall be passed granting the right to slaveholders to travel and sojourn In the Free States, accompanied by their slaves. In case of non-compliance with these pro-slavery demain s.lhe Fire-Eaters threaten to secede from the Union, and set up a Southern Confederacy, re-open the African Slave Trade, aud attempt to found a great I slaveholding empire, by absorbing Mexico, Central' America and the Islands of the Outf. gramme of the Disunionists. Such is the pro-I I In this crisis it behooves every sound patriot and I Countries, I friend of the Union and Constitutlen to stand by I defray extra postage, etc. by Lincoln s Administration as the old Democrats flood by (Jen. Jackson when usiailed b.v South Carolina tiul lifiers. The free North must not I e bullied nor fright ened by the arrogant oligarchy into a huge surrender of its dearest rights and most cherished principles. there are other important matters to come before the new Administration.— Among these are Free Homesteads for the Landless Improvements of Rivers and Harbors Conslra tion of a Railroad to the Pacific Encouragement of the Manufacture ng and Farming industry of the country Retrenchment and Reform in the administration of Government a restoration, in short, ofthe earlier and purer days of the Republic. On all these ques tions, the Trircnk will ever be found an earnest cham pion on the side of Freedom, Riitht, and Patriotism. Ozs'ERAt. New*,- -Chicago isthe Empo rium of a large portion of (he North west, and by rea son of hei immense system of Railroads aud telegraph lines, she has become a great news centre and we are confident that western readers can obtain their ear liest Information of passing events from the columns of the Chicago Triounk, which is a lire newspaper that, keeps fully up with the progress of the times, A good western paper is certainly better calculated to piomote the interests of the West, thnn pap»rs pub lished 1000 miles away, which know little and care less for western Interests, sentiments and require ments. CuRK89P0NnRNCK —During tbe coming winter on* of the editors will correspond for theTaiHrNic from Wash ington, giving full and graphic report" of the proceed ings of an exciting session of Congress. Another of the editors will attend at Springfield and keep the people fully posted on what will be done by the Illinois Legislature. Correspondents will b« employe^ at the capltols of Iowa, Minnesota, Wiscon sin and Indiana. From other portions of the country, and from for eign lands, we derive our intelligence frnrn the multi farious correspoueents of the Associated Press, from an immense exchange lift and the letters of numerous friends. Markets.—'The Tkiuuxk lias achieved a high repu tation as a Cotati.ercial paper,and In this department It possesses the confidence and enjoys tbe patronage of business men to a higl. degree. Its market reports embrace every article that the farmer or dealer can expect to find quoted in a newspaper, whether west ern, eastern or foreign markets. The TKlRi'Nlt also discusses very fully, in its editorial and news columns, currency questions, Railroad, Hank and State Stocks, agricultural products of America and kurope, and all other topics connected with the material interests of our country.'i'i.TCRK.— During the coming year we shall pay particular attention to Farming matters. In each issue will appear a "carefully prepared Agricultural article, cohtalnlnga large amount ot fresh and valua ble ii,formation pertaining to the farm and garden,— Interesting letters from Rural, ami other Agricul tural and Horticultural writers will be published. No western newspaper devotes so much space to reports of fairs, crops, live stock, Improved Implements and niod«s of culture, and all other matters of Interest to the tillers ofthe soli. Education.—The cause of Education will receive due attention in our columns. And the Llterarv and Miscellaneous matter will be prepared with a view to making the paper a welcome family visitor, combin ing the agreeable'and useful. In short, the purpose of the puolishera l«, to make the Chicago TsiBtwa so interesting and valuable that no well regulated west ern family can ArruitD ro Ten copies hk without it. Now is the time to renew subscriptions and make up clubs for the new ye®r. A little effort In any neigh borhood will procure a lit of uaui'-s. People can af ford to subscribe, as this is a year of abundance. K)'(W Twenty copies (and one to getter up'of chib) Tkums or Daily—One year $7.00fcu.00 —Six months 4.(10 Tsaiis or Tbi-Wskklt—On*-year —Six months 2.00 (9 Money in Registered Letters may be sent at our risk. Address TRIBUNE, Chicago, III. ESTMAY H«TIl!i:. TAKEN up by Henry J. Parrott, at his residence In ColumbiaTp., Wapello county, Iowa, on the 8th day of November, A. D. IHfiu, one horse Mule, no other marks or brands pei i lvnble -appraised at sixty dollars before Joshua Marshall, Exq., Justice Ac JOSEPH IIAYNE, Clerk. i i I I A I O i V N I I I I I S A I S A RAftll'3 LI MRER YAKDS At&mrtlnffton, ,1/t. Pleasant, Fairfield, OTTUMWA, 'Sni^TtfiRK will be found lie largest stock ever of Ww fered in the west, aud which wil 1 be sold lower than at any point ontlie Mississippi. AlsothoseA Shingles of our manufacture, full count, everv Fliincle perfeet. fe.D. RAND CO. Ost.fT .l8M-nM-11 tr 100,00 for 1861 ELEGANT PREMIUMS TO QKTTIRS-UP Of Arthur's Home Magazine. For 1801! VoN. XVII. and Will EDITED BY T. 8. ARTHUR AND VIRGINIA 1. ttfWNSKN^"' Devoted to Social Literature, Art, J/orliU, Health and Domestic Jf(tjipine$8. 8o well known Is the IIOMEM tOAZIXE In all parts oflhe Jnited States and the Canadles, that wo ar« Scarcely required in the announcement for 13GI to speak of its peculiar chat octet istics. All that its nam* Impllrs, the editors have striven and will still strlvs to make it. Our purpose has ever been to give a mag* line thit should unite the attractions of choice and elegant literature with high moral aims, and teach useful lessons to men, wom"n and children, in all degrees life. SUV more eminently will thiefeutu-e of excel lence, interest and uiefuines* in-the reatJiny matter of the Home 3iagmiue be regarded in tin future volume». In the January number will be commsoeed mutm terial entitled— NOTHING BUT MONEY, By T. 3 ARTHUR. Miss. Tow*sk*d Will continue to furnish, Oharmingstories and exquisite pict ure-sketches w! have been the delight of so many readers. Whil# Writers of the First Talent and Reputation Will give their best efforts to onr pages. Besides its careful! edited LITERARY DEl'AR'lMEXT a portion of the Magazine is devoted to subjects special interest to the Home circle. It lias A HkaltHof DrtlMKTMKNI A Moth.-.k's DkpA RT11KST, A ToM.FT Wokk-T«hi y. L»epa .. .iKsr, A Hot's mentAetc. .»xd pkt, 11oi:-kki:..pkk's etc. etc. Uihi.'s Repository, ARkvikw Depart­-hkasAS1)T AN ELEGANT STEEL EVQRAYIN i is given In each number of the Magatlne, besides six to eight pages fcf dress, untitle, and OMtfNMrorlt patterns, and other choice illu«tratious. PHi:uii .vs. We offer two elegant and attractive steel engravings as premiums to all who make up Clubs. Ous of them is called "SKVKNTY-.SI X," and is 10 in-hes .y 28 the other, 'WE KNEW THE SCRIPTURES FROM HIS YOL'TII," 14 e manner in which Auctioneers usually sell, but without taking more than one bid, and thus selling to the person who accepts the last o£er, shall be deemed selling at Auc tion, and the person so sel'log shall be deemed an Auctioneer, and shall be required to take out license s herein provided, before selling iu such manner and su :h person so selling shall be subject to all tha provisions of this act. 8 W ii-.clies by 20. They are first-class so- graving# as to execution, and will make baudsomf or* nameuts for any parlor. The publisher's price for these plates is 11,50 cach. Iff ADVANCE. 1 copy (and one of the premium plates,) dM* 8 COlliss.oue ofthe premiuiu plates to get- ter-up of Club.) .... 1,00 (and one ofthe premium plates to get .. ter-up of Club,) .... 4,00 4 X®1"' one of the premium plates to get e u o u gf -w. 'jand an extra copy of Magaslne and one ^•..premium plate to gett r-up of Club,) 10,00 19 t»nd an extra copy of Magazine, and both jpreinium plates to getter-up of Club, 15,00 17 (and au extra copy of Magizine, and both |remium plates to gvtter-np of Club,) 20,00 Thrw ted stamps must be sent, in every case, to pay thecost of mailing each premium. Specimen nitm'icrt sent to all w'to %et*h toeubeorm*^ or make up clubs. CLUBB1XO. Home Magazine, ami Uodey, Harper, or Kniskar bocker, per itnn im. Home Magazine and Saturday Evening Pos., $9,00. Address, T. 8. ARTHUR A CO., 823 WALNUT 8tr«rt, PHILADELPHIA. Nor. 2*J SEVENTEABS! t"he seven years of unrivalled success attend "COSMOPOLITAN ART ASSOCIATION,* have .de it a household word throughout etnj quarter ofthe country. Under the auspices of this popular Institution, oyer three hundred thousand homes have learned to appra* date—by beautiful works of art on their walls, aud ch'ice literature on their tables, the great benefits derived from becoming a subscriber. Subxcriptit tis are now being received lu a ratio aa paraled with that of any previous year. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. |r Any person can become a member by •abserUH||W„ three dollars, for which sum they will receive 1st.—'The large and superb steel engraving, MsM Inches, entitled "FALSTAFF MUSTKRIXG HIS RECRUITS." 8d.— One copy, one year, of that elegantly Hla4|M ted magazine, THE COSMOPOLITAN AR JOURXAL* #d—Four admissions, during the season, to "THK OALLEIIY OF PAINTINGS, 548j9BOAP WAY, NL'H YORK." of the Cotton States have undertaken to break up the I Issued iu this country. It is done ou steel, iu tine lina American Union. The people have decided ug iin«t In addition to the above benefits, there will bsfctt. ea to tb« subscribers, as gratuitous premiums, ovff..: five hundred Beautiful Work i of Art I comprising valuable paintings, marbles, parlans, oat* lines, Ao., firming a truly national benefit. The superb engraving, which every subscriber will receive, entitled, "t'al.-talT .Mustering his Recruits," Is one of the most beautiful and popular engravings ever mil,i Eitehs—1st. That the Free States shall pay for all fugitives from labor who may escape. 'Jd. That all State laws against kidnapping shall be repealed. 8d. That Slavery shall he extended inlo all tbe Territories and protected by a Federal stipple, and is printed on Iv ivv plate paper, uy inches, making a choice ornament, suita ble for the walls of either the library, parlor or office. Its subject is the celebrated scene of 8ir John Falstaff receiving, in Justice Shallow's oflice, the rtcruits which have been gathered for his "ragged regiment." It could not be furnished by the trade for less than •a. Ii.e Art Journal is too well known to the whol* country to need commendation. It is a magnificently I Illustrated magazine of A. t, containing Essays, St a- ries. Poems, tiojsip, Sic,, by the very best writers in Anerica. The engraving is sent to anv part of tb* couuti v b/ mail, with safety, being packed in a cylin der, postage prepaid. Subscriptions will be received until the Evening of the lilst of Jauuary, 1861, at which time the books will close aud the premiums be given to subscribers. No person is restricted to a tingle subscription.— Those remitting tlf, are entlted to five memberships aDI otu extra Engravlngfor their trouble. 8ab- scriptioi.s from California, the Canadas, and all Por- iiium be $3 50 instead of (3, in ordsr For further particulars send for a copy of the el egantly illustrated Art Journal, pronounced tho handsomest magazine in America. It contains cata logue of premiums, and numerous superb engravluga. Regular price, 60 cents per number. Specimen copies however, will be sent io those wishing to subscribe! on receipt of IS uer.ts, in stamps or coin. Address, C. L. DKRIlY, Actuary C. A. A. WtS Broadway, New York. N. B.—Subscriptions received and forwarded by A. \V. Gaston. Agent for Ottumwa and vicinity, where specimen Engravings and Art Journal can be seen. Nov. IS, H!*)—tf AUCTION! AUCTIOJft OB AND SALES, AT DEVIN'8 CASH STORE. Through November and December E A V Y S O K mu»t bfl sold if it docs not bring iQQfit than 5 per cent. ROLL IN, Huinpety, Bumpety, HinmI and Heels, Rough and Tumble. Bring your Wives, and be happy Bring your Children and *et the Kb phaut. LINCOLN IS ELECTND, And the Store must be eleaued tho first of January. Don't mind the jam—we'll find way to wait on you. T. DEVIN. Ottumwa, Nov. 22, i860. about two years old last Spring, color nearly black! liavti in the United States for thirty years, nor In with some brown or bay color on the head and nose, England for more than twelve years. A volume on U-U4* Wv llllfctHH.S^'y, EST RAY NOTICE. TAKRV up by Snmuel Austin at his rertiTenet tn Agency City, Wapello county, Iowa, on the Mth ilay of November, A. D. I"i6 oiie Hay Mare, supposed t0 Postage on the Chicago TttiBiss is only half be three years old past about lft hands high, with ,ar in I much as on the New York or Kastern papers. tbe left hind foot white nearly to the pastern joint. TKRMS OP TUB WEEKLY TRIBUNE. Single Subscribers, In advance $ I fifl Pour copies ft do «he forehead, the right hip knocked down, some gray hairs around the root of the tali, black mane and tail—appraised at fifty-five dollars, befor* Joseph Myers, Esq., Justice. Ac-. ,« 8S-12-3m Just 1 I'll IIAYNE, Oo. Clfe. THAYF.H A" I'.I.OICIIMaE of Boston have In pres* a U l' I DK TO A YTI. bv James Red pat h, pub lished under the auspices uf President GefTrard, which will embrace a lliMory of that Country, its Constitu tion unabridged, Essays on its Natural History, Min eral Wealth, People, Resources, Religion, Commerce, Revenue, Laws, Ac. Also, all the Official Documents In relation to the great Emigration Scheme, which la now attracting so much attention from our colored lasses everywhere. No 10k has been published on lla.vii, therefore, is much needed at this time Two editions of the Guide will be published. Price Fifty Cents for the "Emigrant'* Edition." and One Dellat $rnmMIW, IMMIViuwh, i-Jg

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