The Moline Workman from Moline, Illinois on November 29, 1854 · 2
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The Moline Workman from Moline, Illinois · 2

Moline, Illinois
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Wednesday, November 29, 1854
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QLkfpoIincfiCturhni if, an Wednesday. A o vein Iter 2!), 1851, W. U. MIWM.HKK W our tHilhoil.i.',! XgwA w und lor I ay i'f M. Louis, ami 1 tn'tim t'ruj iuTi'coik'K A'lveitisomnt uiut Sub- Tiftioi,, ami rolUvt money dim tlinfi:r. A SlitOM. AltOlT T(H, Taking- advantage or a leisure hour the other day, we louk the opportunity to drop in and excmir.e several of the busy hives of industry, that hath adorn and fcustuin our thriving to.vii. First in our wny came Uie JLISE PAPLR MILL. This establishment, from which wo procure our weekly supply of paper, is car Tied on hv Mr. S. W. Wiiellock, and gives employment to twelve persons. The quality of the article manufactured is very good, as the sample with which we weekly present our leaders, sufficiently attests, A large number of priming establishments in Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota, are de-pendent upon this Mill for their supplies, and any accident which would prevent its running, would cause more consternation Among printers, than the breaking nut of the cholera cr small-pox. The rupid growth o! the west, anu the consequent increase of printing establishments, I ns caused a demand for paper beyond the cn ans of supply, and the only limit to its sale is ti e scarcity of inateiial. The de mand is yet increasing with extraordinary rapidity, and unless some more plentiful material caii le discovered, people must wear out their garments a great deal fast er, or the wants of the press must go un satisfied. It is interesting to witness the various operations through which the huge pile of rags which we see here must J ass before it emeigcs from the machine, ns the white and spotless sheet. Jiy the way, what va-rious scenes these same rags do look upon If they were eiidowed with speech, what tales ol joy and woe, of happiness and misery, they could relate. Fiist brought into being by the fructifying influences of a southern sun, and the unrequited toil of that unfortunate portion of the human family who are doomed to writhe beneath the lash of slavery, the material of which they are composed is transferred to the busy manufactories of New England, where, submitted to the action of the whir ring, buzzing, clattering, yet harmoniously ."moving productions of Yankee genius, civ terprise and skill, and attended by the fair daughters of the Puritans, it takes upon itself forms of usefulness and beauty. Soon displayed in the busy marts of com- inercej it attfacts the gaze of purchasers, ochanee, to adorn tne lovely form of youtl and. beauty, ami mnvt amid scenes of wealth and grandeur pei chance, to clothe the tottering form of age, or become an ; inhabitant of the tomb, and wrap the cold ivuiaiiis 01 Miiue mimonai spirit iitat l:us fled to that "lourne whence no traveller returns." Time rolls along, and old and dilapidated, the once cherished robe is cast aside, and now, having faith fulfilled its mission, is ready to enter upo:: another sphere of usefulness. Trans ferred to the Taper Mill, w e see it reduced to pulp by the action of machinery, and .. after passing through a series of rolling ' pressing, and drying, it emerges from the machine into the hands of the pleasant looking young lady we see yonder. Next ' covered with half a million letters, it is , tent abroad, to vice confusion but to virtue streugth, and aids to h ud on the world in 3 an ever progressive and advancing chili za'.ion. In the last scenes of its useful ; ness it is (excuse our Hushes reader) it is known " by the name of the .Vumc Workman. Leaving the Paper Mill and the thoughts it has conjured up, we emerge again into the street, on the opposite side of which, v."e notice two huge piles of straw, to be manufactured into wrapping paper. Ii has been slid that paper makers in the East have succeeded in manufacturing printing paper from straw, but the experi " .merit does not seem to have given s.'.tibiac- lion. JV Jllst 1--,!ow ''e r"Pcr Mill, stands the ' celebrated ; : .MOI.IXL- PLOW FACTORY, UWUU l.y Cfc UAP.MA.V. 11,13 es- ' tablishment, one of the most important in - I 1 11 o. . m, Moline, and the rncst extensive of its-kind ' in the West, if not in the Union, occupies 'tan edifice one hundred and sixty-two feet long, forty feet wide, and three stories Vfiigh. One hundred and fifty plows are ' graanufai tared weekly, and between thirty ..nd forty hands are employed. Here, as well as in the Paper Mill, the water power is.ernployed to run the machinery. As we enter the door of the manufactory, we see Lefore us eight forges, ranged en either side of the room, and at the anvils, beneath the ringing blows of the stalwart mechanics, we see the iron and stetl beaten into the requisite shape to form the beautiful and accurately proportioned plows, so popular in the West. The forges here possess a great advan tage over those of 01 Jixiary shops in having the fires blown by means ofa fan situ. uted i:i one corner of the. room, which "'supplies ample draft for the wholccf them, and saves tin great amount of labor re quired by the old fashioned blacksmith's iellima. In the centre of-the room stands a ma;hinc Tor cutting and punc ing iron oad tecl5 the enicicncy aud jniwcr ol which, it is interesting to witness. We sec it slicing oil' great plates of iron and steel with at much ease un a hungry loy would bite ginger-bread. It punches holes with great ease and rapidity, and yet without either hurry or noise. Near this machine we see u drill, and a machine fr cutting screws, loth of which are very rapid and efficient in their operations. A little further on we see three huge grindstones revolving by machinery, at which the plow-shares are ground smooth and sharp. Nenr by is a polishing wheel, at which they acquire thut glistening beauty, so observable in the plows of this estiib- Iisnmeut. 1 hese grindstones we notice are damped on the hides, instead of being wedged tightly on the shaft in the old fash ioned mode. This improved method gie it ly lessens the danger of their bursting, when revolving with rapidity. Fatal accidents resulting from the I m ating of grindstone! fastened in li e old mode, are fre-queuily recorded in the newsja.rrs. Passing down into the woodwoik department, we see a machine for tenoning the plow-beams. Some idea of the amount of labor saved by this machine, may be lormed by tin fact ihat while it takes a good meclmnic hull' or three quarters of an hour to tenon a single plow-beam, this machine pel, onus the same operation equally well, ut the late of three per minute and doesn't get tired either. A inachiue for smoothing the plow-handles is to be added to this department, which will turn oil' three a minute, whereas, by the ordinary mode, the same operation requires at least ten minutes. We ulso see machines here for planing, sawing, boring, Sic, by which these operations are greatly facilitated. In the forge room, a trip-hamuier and other machinery is to be udded, which will ll'ect a still further saving of labor, and increase the number of plows inanufac tured. It is intended to occupy the second story by machinery, and the third will be used for storing, and painting the plows. The plo.vs are sold throughout the Slates of Illinois, Wiscousiu, Iowa, Missouri, and the Territory of Minnesota, and now in the hands of the freemen of the North, will be a most valuable auxiliary in the settlement and civilization of Nebraska and Kansas. With the well-known ener-gy, industry and enterprise of the munu lacturcrs, who can set bounds to tho ultimate extent of this business, in a country being so rapidly developed as ours? With' out being a prophet, we may safely predict that wherever the hardy pioneer shall bring the wilderness am! prairies of the west under cultivation, there will thu beautilul and substantial productions of the Moline Vlftttfr Voe WAV J t-J' ,.! c, r,rvlur'ialA),( " Fur back ill illt.iiit ngfs Til" plow with wrealhi wascrown'J, The hands of kings and sages Kiitwined the duplet! round, Till mMi of spoil; disdained the toil By which the world was nouii -he!, And blood nnj pillage waj the "oil In whirh their laurels flourish-Hi.' Put now the woihl her faujuepairs, and in the eye of enlightened reason, he who pursues the path of peaceful 'industry, and benelits his race by pioductions which miu ister to the necessities or c Jinfoita of man kind, is deserving of a more lasting re uown, than the titled minions of a tyrum' will, w hose only laurels are imbued in tl blood of their fellow men. Leaving the Plow Factory, a few uiin u : w alk br ngs us to ;he MOLINE IRON WORKS, of Williams, Ileald &. Co. This is a new establishment, and is not yet in full opera lion. It occupies a two story framo buil ding seventy-two by thirty. About a dot en persons are employed, all of whom with perhaps one or two exceptions, are from New Lnghind. T.. .1 -I :. I ... in uie inaciiiue snop we see a steam engine of six horse power three turning lathes and a machine for planing iron, all of which are entirely new. The second story is used as a pattern room. Th moulding and smelting room is in the back part of the building. As we enter we perceive that preparations are being made lor the first casting done in the es tablishment. The large furnace now glow- ing with heat, is supplied with air by ,1,1.,1,-ie Jt Ion l... ... .1.... .... . 1 ' .... i. ui u i,m siiimoi ig inui uscu in the Plow Factory. Moulds of different sizes are scattered about the the room, many of which, we are told nre for castings to le used in repairing the large grist mill o II. &. L). 11. Pitts. A large ciane is being con structed lor the purpose of lifting hue kettles of melted metal too heavy to be lif ted l y hand, at one side stands a smaller furnace to be used for melting brass and copper. Put now the casting is to take t lace. and we see the melted metal issuing from the furnace as bright as the enthusiastic hopes of youth. Would that these, like the glowing metal before us, would always subside into solid and enduring usefulness. HM our stroll has already occupied too much time, and therefore, after seein'' the ! moulds filled we returned to our own af. f . .it ans, mentally resolving to take another start and call upon a few more of our tu'igjibors at the first opportunity, JKP The price ol the Kock Island M-vtrtiscr 1 as raised hoin SI ,50 to per year, in advance. This has li-en done in consequence of the increased cost of pub- liihing. KSTnr 4 -.Yi news, see lourtii page JNiT We ure informed that Mr. Alonzo Nourse has disposed of a portion of his- manufacturing interest, to Mr. Jones, for inerly foreman of his establishment, who will liereufter carry on the manufacture of wagon anil buggy hubs, mining nnd railroad pick handles, he., ike. Mr. Jones is well known n finished iiu'd anir, nnd under his stiperintendance, the work done will be of a superior quality. Those in want of any articles manufactured by him, will do well to bear thesa facts in mind. We are indebted to Mr. J. S. Hichards for ft copy of the "F,astrn Herald" prin ted in Portland Maine, in 179.1. It is not only interesting; n showing the prog ress of newspapers since ti nt time, but ul so contains :e 'erai d cl nen t from the pens of men c-deoraled in the history of the nation. Among these is a message from George Washington, the president; to Congress, and a speech of Samuel Ad ams, Gov. of Mass. io the legislative body Among the advertisements, thi people of I'orrland are informed that Ci Icb Graf- fan has opened a tavern, opponih the jail, Caleb certainly deserves credit for locafing his tavern in such a position as it must have saved his customers immense trouble in their very natural transfer from the one to the other. The paper is small in size, dark in col or, and exceedingly coarse in texture. ' Culkius Si lirother have on baud a large assortment of good.i, suited to all want and tastes, with which they ure ready to accomodate the public on reasonable terms. Give them a call and see for you i si If. IW Our neighbor Cotes, has just re ceived another addition of Dry Goods, Groceries, lioots and Shoes, Sic, to his already extensive stork. falling's 11 cm in in ruin Drill. Mr. J. F. Urown the general ug 'u t, foi this Stale, Iowa, Missouri and a poitiouoi Indiana, is now in Towu, with a view ol of selling the right, to make, vend and use, this Drill lo any amount of .Territory pi the above States. We have carefully examined the evidences Mr. Brown has with him, of the utility, ami certainty ol this Unll s work ing to the satisfaction of fanners. they are three. First, the Premiums, which have been awarded to it as the best drill, by the American Institute in the city of New York, in 1831, ulso at Cincinnati, in 1S-31 by the 'State Hoard of agriculture," as the "Best Wheat Drill." This evidence goes far to settle the principle upon which this Drill works, as decidedly superior to Second. The certificates, from farmers, who have used this Drill, in Ohio and In uiana, snow that it lias and does work, to their entire satisfaction. This evidence we regard as testing the practical utility anl gives it a position among farmers thus knowing it, which dispels every doubt as to its sure nod certain usefulness, in sa ving seed-grain, time, labor, money and raising from five to tenhu shels more to tht-acre. lhird. The Drill itself. It is really a curiosity, to see how little machinery there is about this Drill, and how simple that machinery is. The tow ing arrangement, winch is tha main thing; consists only of a screw and two small cog wheels. This screw, is made to turn and conduct the grain, to the fluke holrs, in just such uniform quantities, as you desire, and scatters the grain, with perfect regularity and evenness. This drill is composed of so little mn. ierial and so simple in its make, that it can be and is afforded, to farmers, for from SoO to SGO. We would suggest to some of our cn-teprising citizens, not to let the opportunity pass without securing a district, so to that this Drill, ca-.i be nude at Moline. All useful, agricultural machinery should be manufactured at this place as there is every reasonable inducement to warrant ample reward. A model of the machine may be seen at the Monne House, where Mr. Brown wi he found ready to exhibit it to those i in terested. -vir. Win. j. Nor'h. a poet and journalist, committed suicide, last week . ... i,n. in, i,y wining pnissio nciil Vfvrb .I,,. 1... ...I .i He left upon his table a twelve and a I a cent piece, with a note stating thai it was the remains of his fortune, after ten years o literary labor. N. Y. I'-lcction Myron II. Clark is elected Governor, and II. J. Raymond A. Governor. The Senate will stand Whigs 2, Dem ocrats 9, Know Nothing 2. -pi f0lls- Wliirrd 7 T.,r..-..... a t: T- - . , . .. mj. iimnui) o.j, 1VI10W iOtllln,T 5, Temperance, elected as such, 3. Four persons were killed and- serious In ,,!...! 1... ,l. i. II: f . , , . .jr ..uiiuui-u i'j mi- inning oi n cnurcli 111 Butler Co. Ohio, n few duys since.' The accident was caused by the giving way 0f the scalloklmg about the steeple, the heavy timbers of which were being lifted to their place. TV. D T rr, i . ,. ne ivesn to iOWA. l lie IJurlington J elegraph states that not less than thirtu thousand emigrants have crossed the ferry at that city since the 1st of September. This is some "people" and vet it i only I enf point of the great influx, For Uio Woikman. J Mr. FiJiroii, Did you ever own u t -I . r ....... ..1 . wood pin i ii not, you are noi aware wimi a luxury iiiuy be in reserve for you. On - ly imagine ycurself with a nice respectable nuking wood pile cifhl weather comes on, you rub your hands in a grutulatory manner, und look with complacency nt a nice large wood pile and think to yoursrll let the cold winds whistle, 1 am prepared for the wintry blasts, Gradually your wood pile melts away like the early snow before the rays of thu sun, and you have the con soling reflection coming home to you, that the wood pile you deemed sufficiently large enough to last you a year, will not last through the winter. You are supplying warmth to a half dozen of your neighbors. This, Mr. Fditor, is my fix. Persons have gtaihially ttolen away my wood pile, Ti v cream ol the joke is, that whilst they have been awful sly about it, I have kno vn it all the time, and knew where the wood went. Now I propose that they pay me for the wood according toj Scripture, rt storing two fold, or 1 Will publish them. Yours &c., v Chapman. Moline, NcT. 27th, 1S01. The F.ditor of the Uncle Islander who lately paid a short visit lo our town speuks of it in the following complimentory terms. We thank him for his friend iy ailusion to ourself, .He-line. A brief visit to Moline, one bright morn-Kg lust week, gave us a most vivid im- iiosmoii of the rapid progress of that stir- nntr viliiaire. luoime, as some ol our friends abroad may not know, is a village upon the east bank ol the Mississippi, three miles above us. The Isle of Bock Island begins here, and extends three miles down the River, to a point opposite our City While the main channel of the Mis i- siipiruns on lie lowa side, Here is a :tr ing current running between the Island and the Illinois shore, iill'oi'ling n w.i er power, unexcelled in the West. The pop ulation of Moline is now two thousand and I i . - is inereaMiis: at a very rapui rate, n is ci mpo-ed chiefly of intelligent New' I'ng 1 md mechanics, although we believe nearly all the Nrthein Stales J,ue their :ep.' re:e itatnes. I lie location ol the town is an admirable one, while its many neat Ciltages add greatly to its appearance; wli:ch. to the eve ol tlio traveler, as he passes through it, is a most pleasant and attractive one. Moline is rapidly becoming a commer cial as well as a mamilacturing locality Since our first visit to the town, in May 1 ist.the business ofihc town appears almost doubled. 1 he number ol the stores is sur prisour- e may acta that iuolme can now boast of a large, and handsome weel. ly newspaper, in the Workman, edited by Amos Smith, rcsn. It tho citizens know their true interests, they will sustain it we'l. ,-, virtually one City, by the Ilailroad and tha Omnibus Line-of V.I t3sr3. ' Lt i ii They have really a community of interests, and are, as it were, members of tne same body. '-Ii Rock Island is the head, Moline is the hands," was the re mark made to us a few days ago, by a Mo line workman, the industrial cl aracter of the town is indeed visible at the first glance, i here are no drones. All are as husy as bees in a well-ordered hive. The drive from this City to Moline is a delightful one. The bluffs, leautii'u alike in their summer gala-dress, and in their autumn robes are ma le still more beautiful by the many handsome private residences at their base, The road ulso commands a fine view of the River, of the Island, and of the Iowa shore, with its bold elevation. We know of no more pleasant locations for private residences than those allord along it. W e trust that the time will soon come when Rock Island and Moline shall be united by a loni' avenue of dwellings, and the two places shall be united in name and in fact as they are now in interests, in one beautilul city, which shall be the pride ol Western llln.ois. Popular Sovereignty in a ycw cn ue. It is said that Mr. Aicihsok. of Mis souri, President of the United States Venate. will not return to Washington at the hefin- ning of the approaching session of Congress. Mr. A's term of office expires on the 1th of March next, and it has leen thought that this determination l,au more ui iuoo Luiwii-t'iiuii nun tiesire to he present at Jefferson City while the Legislature of Missouri is engaged in selection his successor. But if we nay credit what follows, the motives that keen him from the post of his official duties is of an en tirely different character. We copy from me mollis IiVcln-'eneer. Rumors have la'ely been leaking out both m Missouri and m the Fast, coanee ting Senator Atchison with a secret 'Filli l uster scheme to make a foray into Kan sas ttrr.tuy, carrying the banner of "Slavery or Banishment," and forcibly dis possessing anil expelling evry man m territory who will not low the knee to the lo.icsisof the intolerant invaders. W have leen disposed to discredit this story, so innrot able did it seem on its lace, and sonrregular and lawless in its character. Jillt OUr faith h.-rrin In st:lrrm.r Tl... old foundations of law and order are broken up, and passion and force ru e the dav. e have been led to these reflection by the followinz remarkable disclosure which has just been made to use by one of the best men m the Stale, a slaveholder, a Southern man, and for twenty years a .uissounan. l.verv word written deivi, by him may be implicity rejied on: "Mo, Nov. 1'Jih. "I met the other d.iv a friend of mini. who is a . Knterinrr into fnmil. ir conversation with me. he informed im. that he and others whom he did name, had been dilirenllv nt work fnr tu-nntv , . . o J "V uays in the service of secret organization, spreadiiur nrettv inncli ni-i,r ilm Knit,, th., object of which is to make Kansas a Slave State. Knowinc me to be a Southern man. nnd strongly imbued with Southern principles, UIU l10' hesitate to ask my co-operation tithe movement, lie said (hat ho was iuwn nut h impart any of ih? puqiom ujthis society, unless tho individual tip- proached would enter into the movement willingly. Declining to join this firm in-amotion whbout time for reflection, he re rrinl me lor lurther information, to cer- rain suspicious gentlemen, with whom, however, I urn not likely to have any co.. ultution, Now, I do not know thut this affair is worth the paper I use in detailing it. Bat 1 have thought it not amiss lo put you on the look-out for developcinents. It is sur rounding Willi plausibility Milhcient to make me think there is. something in i. The leading feature of the plan would probably bo to transport lo force from Missouri warn the tinucome.n, sulliciont to accomplish the end desired. 1 tuke it that this is a movj Jllch inson and Striiigfellow, with a few oihers of like mind; and it may be that your neigh- hois of the Republican know something about it My strong conviction is thut Kansas can never he a Slave State, although it miifht comport with the interests ol Miss ouri for it to be made pucli. But I am convinced thut Kansas, if made u Slave State by the violent irruption of citizens Irom another State, w ill never l e admitted. into the Union, and when that state o things is upon the country, we will have a tornado that will perhaps destroy the Union, and bring on us blasting civil war ulen with accumulated horrors and the desolation of generations." So writes our friend. Being a hearty lover of the "Union as it is," he does not care to peril it for Kansas, And being a sincere supporter of the principle of tin Nebraska bill, he writes the mi settlers in Kansas to regulate and establish their own institutions, und does not wish to have violent interference from any quaiter Ihut Missounans should actually emigrate to Kansas, und carry their principles and slaves with them, he regards as legitimate a. id praiseworthy, and I. us not lailed to commend. But that schemes und purposes ure on foot, locked under the terrors oj an oath, I o rcgurdes us unwise and dan- geious, for it is the prosperity mid peace of our State, and the gfo.vth and trade ol our city must pensh, if w e get anarchy and civil war on li.e West. 'flic Slate .lliirhct. At Memphis we got laiily into the cotton r- gio:i. Here slaves an l mules, so univeisaily associated in the South, were found in ubuudan.o and variety. On the bunk above the landing we saw a large, strong, gloomy looking three story link house, on which we read in imposing cl.uiacters that it was dedicated to the I usiuess of "Bolton & co., Slave Dealers.'" I improved un houi's delay here to visit this mait of humanity, Mr. Bolton, the very gentlemanly pro-pi ietor, received me kindly and gave me many items of inform uiou relative to his business. I told him I did not wish to purchase but would look at his slaves if he pleased. He showed ine his stock on hand exhibited tl eir valuable points kc. One young man about nineteen years old, ol fine form, for whom the ' Jluiilcr.'rso Je toy you ought To 'buy ''ll yo'A'wauis de work done." 1 asked "him where he had been raised. lie replied 'In old Firginiy Sir. Ise de stock you ought to buy, Sir, if you want to get your money buck." Poor fellow ho had learned his lessen well. After showing me several women ranging in price from iSoO to S9-3U, the dealer t )ld some of the slaves to go and call Martha. luunediatly a young, graceful and really beautiful mulatto woman, nearly white, appeared in tidy and becoming apparel. He stated in the style of a man oi business, her many excellent qualities, age, Sec, and remaiked,"l itsk 61.130 for her." There she stood, for sale in form almost as faultless as the Greek Slave of Powers, animated by a soul within, whose worth angels cannot compute. Mr. Bolton said that most of bis stock w as hire ! out, and that his assortment was incomplete having only bout twenty then oa hand but that he expected a gang every day from Virginia, where his partner was eug.igvd in making purchases "expressly for this inaiket." 1 am told by slaveholders that these traders are hid in low estimation in the South no person of any claims to respectability giving them the least social coun-tauanee. Cor. Dayton Gas. ' Sf)MUHllC(! Ollt" The Reservoir ol the New Water Works located on Adams street, and nearly com pleted at a cost ol 600,000, on Wednes day ..-veiling was tilled lor the hrst tiuu: with 26,000 gallons of water. From a delect in the structure, the welch t ol watc aused the main walls of the buildim: to crack and give way, rendering it. without extensive and permanent repairs, wholly useless for the purposes for wiiicii it was intended. The structure was erected under tl superintendence of the Water Commissioners. Win. J. MeAlpine, of New York is the Chief Lngineer ol the works. The building was visited yesteiduy by large numbers of our citizens, who expresse surprise tiiat a structure w hich have been two years in preparing for use, and anpa rentiy built of strong materials, should so ea:-tiv give way. 1 he walls are b;u ly cracked in many places, aud the stone nrcnes over the window s have settled near an inch. Appearances indicated hist evening that the entire labile migot fall at a moments warning. A strong gale wouh reducM the whole thing to a wreck in u short tune. s soon as the damage was discovered the water was immediately let out, and ell'orts made to secure the building from total destruction Workman were em- loyed during the day on the ton of the Reservoir, but it is doubtful as yet whether le whole concern will have to be taken lown or not. Chicago Tribune. The Morris Yeoman says that a son of Judge J eiinett of that place, was killed on the Chicago & Rock Island Railroad on Wedneday last, by jumping from a freight train while in motion. Missing his footing he was thrown upon the track, and terribly mangled by the wheels of the cars passing over his body. Jf.Wi'A Fair held a few'days since, for the benefit of the Protestant Orphan Asylum, n Chicago, yielded $ 1,661. Mll'IIANIc's AND FaMMCIi's BaNK AT Si'iiiNoiJiitu. The telegraph bus previously announced tho closing of this bank. Thr Springfield Jaurnul reuiurks in rela tion io it, J u coiisiMuence of the run produced upon the Bunk by if i out in the country, und the throwing out uf the paper of some i.lllteen Illinois Jiuiiks by Jiiokers ol St, Louis, on Friday hist, thu above mention ed Bank baa been compelled toclosu busi ness. Yesterduy tho run was severe nnd tus kept up until 9 o'clock at night, du ring w Inch time about forty thous.ind dol- uis were paid out, I his morning ut S o clock thero was a meeting of the board of Directors who directed the officers to pay out us long ns any curreicy or specie remained in the Bunk. This was done un til 11 o'clock, when the Bunk was closed. Wu regard the matter as unfortunate- to the people qu'te ns inuih us to the stock holders. 1 he Bank bus been a ereitt con venience to many of our citizens. We do not believo that any one need lose by the Bunk, and we have no doubt ithe pu"er will be generally received. The deposit ors too will be paid in full. The assetts of the Bank nro amide. The only loss that can possibly he sustained will be the clo sing of the affairs of the Bunk to the stock holders it is believed that under any ordi nary circumstances, the Bank would have sustained any run that could have been made upon it. NtiiBAHKA Ii'LMS. The enumeration of inhabitants is nearly completed. At Omaha the Statehouse and Hotel are nearly completed, and scores of dwellings and shops are in progress of construction. A number of families from Council Mull's have moved over among which is that of Hon. II. 1). Johnson and A. J. llanscom. The Printing office is nearly completed, and a new store is to go over in a few days, to supply the citizens with every thing '.hey want. Ihe steam mill is turn ing out U n iei' r i pi lly. At Wi iierQu.u teis u saw mill is in progress ol erection, and preparations rue I emg made lor it large Hotel. Clancy is I milling a line house at sulphur spiligs to le opened early in the spring. At Nebraska City. Major Downs is raising a huge two story hotel, which would he no insignificant addition to older cities. The building is nearly com; leted and will toon be ready to receive guests. Mexico. Santa Anna is said to li again so short of funds that he is making a strenuous effort to negotiate or anticipate the payment of the remaining 6o0,-000,000, oi tne American indemnity, before the adjustment of the boundary upon which it is contingent. The conscription lor the purpose of filling the ranks of the army is being actively carried on in the department of Vt ra Cruz. The poo L-are very lot li to fig't for Santa Anna and many of the cuiscripts have to be tied t- gethei until properly plat el in barracks, The coast of Vera Cruz, near the city of that name, was, al the last dates, strewed with dead fish in thousands, the effect of either some epidemic influence, or ot a submarine vo.cano. Ihe whole atmos-pucic un laniicu ui 'cousc-fueuce "anu ;u the city it produced a singular irritation ol the throat accompanied by a cough. PnOTESTANTISM IN I I A L V, A t Ttllill Sardinia, five converted Italians have formed. ui Evangelical and Charitable Soci ety, in onlei- to promulgate the Gospel all hrough Italy, joining themselves with all Christian Lvatigelieal Churches, and helping the brethren of the faith who are attlicteu with want and infirmities. At Genoa the oldences are d ecline a very cominoiiious nospitai, to shelter anil ass:s poor Protesta n's, or any person who should ask admittance, lias is done to save many dying Christians the terrible torture of abuses and persecutions from the Sis ters ol Charity or ol Mercy. The Christians at Florrn e, Tuscany, oli pupils of the Medaii, have contributed to wards this ol ji-ct !S43. . What Impudent Rascals.! We understand that when Gen. Whitefield, In dian Agent visited the Chyanes and u few-other wild tribes of Indians, to pay their annuities this fall, they informed him lhat the next year they must bring them one thousand white Squaws and the balance they would take in money: They prefer a white Squaw to a blanket. What sen sible rascals they are! So says tho Independence Messenger. fSAt a recent meeting of the Execu tive Committee of the Maine Law Alliance for the State ol Illinois, Mr, J. B. .uerwin was appointed Correspondent Secretary for the Alliance. Correspondents making inquiries cencerning the business of the Alliance will consequently plea se direct their letters to him at C.iicago ill. Will the Press throughout tie State please give this no ice circulation. N. S. Davis, Cha'in of State Ex. Corn. Illinois Pem i KVTiAnv. For the month which ended Nov. 21st, the number of convicts rceive I nt the State Prison was 31: discharged by expiration of sentence, 21; died, 1. The total number now in confinement is 300, of which 8 are females. When the Britiih army in the East left Varna a i"w weeks ago, for the Russian Province of tho Crimea, no hor ses excepting those of the field officers were taken on board the transports, All the other horses, to tho number of 5,000 were cast loose, to seek their fortunes ns best they could. Horses which three mouuis ueiore cost nnu ty; aim winch in England would be worth 61,000 could not find purchasers at -1. ......ei r.... . i-.-rr, li-- i , , New Extress Aruangf.ment. We earn that, owing lo the rapid extension of their other business, Messrs. Pohteb Sc Bko. are about relinquishing their Express Agency. The Superintendent of the Ex press Co. will be here in a few days, when a largo Express office will be established, We are glad to learn that there will be an Express wagon nnd a system of general Express Delivery, such as there is in lar ger cities, Rock Islander. Mr. John Rvccrnft hns been tried and found guilty of aiding the evcapo of Glover a fugitive slave from Milwnukic in April last. Ihe sentence is SI, 000 fine, six months imprisonment in jail, nnd a civil suit for the value of tho slave, Kostom, Nov, '25, The- .steamer; Oceuu and Cunuda camo in collision last night, and the latter hud a hole knocked in her side, The concussion c&useJ great onsternaiion on bift'd the Ocean, which wus increased by the flames bursting out from the upsetting of the stove, Many of the passengers jumped overboard, Boats put ofT to the rescue, und all but three w ere saved. In addition to these a Miss Holmes is reported missing, and five persons received Injuries which render their recovery doubtful.. . - - Toledo, Nov, 27, The Commercial .Punk of Toledo," a branch of the State bank of Ohio closed tcJuy, &2f Hev. Lewis Raymond, pastor of one of the Buptist Churches in Chicago, has accepted the pastoral charge of a church in Sandusky, Ohio. JtVj)1 The census of the State of Michigan, which has just been taken, shows a population ol 51 0,000 an increase since ISjU, ol over 10S.000. Baltimore, Nov. 'J3. Win, II, Martin whohus been the principal distributing clerk in.this city for 120 years past, has been delected in robbing' the letters passing through his hands. lie was detected through the agency of decoy letters, and his liouus being searched the letter and money was found. His salary w as 61,000 per ruiuuiu and his house was furnished in an extravagant manner, and his style of ljviiig had before excited susi picion. His depredations have probably been going on for several years past, ---4 Nlw Ohleans Nov, 21. By the Jteumer Black Warrior we are reieipt of Havana dates to the 1 6th. liiioriiiiuioii bus I ecu received from an authentic source, to tne ellei t tout toe inhabitants of Cuba were generally in a stale of the wildest entl usias.ii and con template a geneial rising in the course of a lew days. One of the dui y papers pub-, limes a bull aud energetic proclamation from the Cuba Club. The other papers are wituout any information and general-, iy discredit the report. Deaths from ye.lo.v fever for one week ,vas 160. ''' Clou land, Nov. 22. An investigation by the agent of the Treasury Depart nent fin is Russel ex-iol-iector of this aurt a de.auiler in felOD.OOO not accounted for. Russel was indicted for embezzlement last spring, and recently deposited wite the U. S. District Attorney, securities to the amount of $33,000. A Youxo Moxster. We learn from the Detroit Free Press tl at a lal, or rather a fiend in human shape, named Samuel McDonald about 17 years, of age was brought before the Police Court or Wednesday for inhuman treatment of his own mother, He had bitten a piece of flesh out of her arm, and she testified that sue- was in reur no wouici take her life When the officer arrested him, he drew a bayonet, and' swore" he" would run him through. He swore horrid oaths at his mother, and told her that when he got out of jail he would take her life. He w as senten-. ced to ninety days in jail. CraT" An American rifleman, named) Doss who hud done great service to Cha-morro, President of Central.Amcriea, by his skill as a marksman, was early in Aug ust mortally wounded, and aftea wards died a Protestant. At his death he was re-, (used burial in the Catholic Cemetery, but Chainorro had I im buried with great military honor?, a, id forced the Priests, under penalty of death, to -say twenty-five masses for his soul. The Rev Bartlett aged about 40 years, a member of the New York East Conference of tha Methodist Episcopal Church stationed at Darien,, mitted suicide by hanging with a strap in the wood house, on Tuesday morning in a state of temporary insanity. His health has been impaired for months past. He was beloved and respected in the community. fijtrTherc are said to be about three thousand negroes entitled to vote in New York, under the provision of the State constitution, which requires a colored man to have been three years a citizen, and own freehold estate to the value of 6250 over and above all debts nnd incumbrances charged thereon and upon which a tax shall have been paid. The Cincinnati Commercial says a new latch of counterfeits X's, on the Sta1. Bank of Ohio, is getting into circulation Look out for them they are exceedingly well dune. - , KSTThc Canadian legislature voted one hundred thousand dollars to the widows nnd orphans of the soldiers who have already fallen in the ranks of the allied armies, or whp may fall during the continuance of the present war. Jt;Pi?Preshurv &. Co. report a danger ous counterfeit just issued on the Pitttfield Bank. Pittsdeld N. II. 20's vignette, a fc- mule supporting a large figure 2 with her right hand nnd an 0 with the left. T hp amount of music which has been copy-righted at Washington, hi the last third of a century, fills about three, hun- dred volumes, averaging two hundred and fifty pages to eaah volume. PrffB. F. Sanford ' Esq., President of ihe late Trust Company Bank, in Coving, ton Kentucky, has published a card in which he says the notes will be worth, seventy-five cents on the dollar. At the burial of Marshal do St. Arnaud (ho flag of France and England, the first time in history, covered the same coffin, and Mussleman cannon resoinded in sign of grief at the funeral of a Christian Gear eral. Indiana Free Banks. The State Treasurer of Indiana has issued a circular directing County Treasurer to receive the nnfnft nf tbp nniw-lf rmvintr Tnilmnn t'rn Banki for tnxos.

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