The Rock Island Argus from Rock Island, Illinois on August 31, 1859 · 2
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Rock Island, Illinois
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ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. OFFICIAL CITY, COtJITTY AMD 0T Ortlct PAPEB. i We go where Democratic Principle lead the way,- when they disappear we cease to follow. " X. . DASrORTH, IB., KDITOB. f&S- The Amors has the latest Circulation of any paper in Northern Illinois out of Chicago. Ad vertisers please note this. CITY OP ROCK ISLAND. Wednesday Morning.. August 31. L Unfriendly legislation. THOSE who hold that the territorial legislature cannot pas a law prohibiting slavery, admit that unless the territorial lecwlature pas lawa for its protection, slavery will no go there. inereiore, practically, majuruj "o pu 'reareaented in the territorial legislature, decides the question.' Whether they decide it by prohibit- ing it, according to the one doctriue, or by refusing - to pass lair to protect it, as contended for by the i other party, is immaterial. -. The majority of the , people, by the action of the territorial legislature, - will decide the question ; and all must abide the decision when made. HOWELL COBB. , BEGIN AT IIOMK. ' The prosperity arid growth of Rock Isl- - and, so much desired by all, depends upon iU present population, the people who are here 7iov, the men we meet in the streets.' the fcjiops nnu toe is tores, ana ma men who own tlie soil. Upon them rests the responsibility - of accelerating or retarding the growth of j Rock Island. If any, of our people in the city, or in the country adjacent, have an idea that, some great and sudden improvement in h husiriesa will take place, by and by, without an effort on their part, they are mistaken. If they wish the business of the city to brighten Tip, they must make an effort to that end; if they wish for. returning prosperity, they ' VA u 1J TV Jl A. CU-1A HiU 1U piUUUUUi 11," "God made the country, but man made the iivm flnf Ir oath a imlnerii 1 tmh. buii, attracts population, ana reai numuers , of people men, women and children, make the town. Whatever can be done to call them here and keep them here, is plainly for the interest of the property-holders to do. Whatever tends to discourage them from coming here, or to drive away those who are already here, is plainly an iniury to the town. -w ' J tf and if you now prefer to build up a factory ope hundred miles off, instead of aiding your neighbor to build one at your own door, all for tho sake of a beggarly difference in price, you will always be dependent on the distant manufacturer you will always be paying it toll on the wheat you 'send ta him and tie article you get in return, you will always f be contributing to the value of his real estate, while he will contribute nothing to the value of yours, you will always be putting him in I a position tojestablith prices bom of plows and wheat, detracting in the same ratio -from your influence on that vital topic? Itis not a question of the difference in price between two single plows that should influeuce you, but the weightier matter of these considerations which are to effect you and your children for all time. And the longer you postpone the adoption of this policy, tie "more formidable will become the difficulties which stand in the way of its adoption now." In nine cases out of ton this line of argument would induce "any candid man wlio felt that his interests in the community . were not., for tone year, but for a life-time, to patronize his neighbors ; to encourage homo interests, shops, stores and mills, and do all in his power to make itlan object for strangers to settle here. A county like ours, seventy miles long, Iy-ftn advance of that of Scotland, and more than ing on the river, and varying from six to twelve miles wide, with a steamboat landing every ten miles, cannot be expected to have a common centre for all its business. And to expect a large and flourishing town, here, depending wholly upon an agricultural community for its support, is to expect what will never be-realized. Rock Island must, therefore, become the centre of a largo- manufacturing population, or her growth must he small. The natural advantages of this place and vicinity for manufactures of many kinds, are very apparent. The unrivalled water-power on both sides of us, and the inexhaustible beds of coal all around us, furnish the means of propelling economically the- machinery of innumerable mills. In all of our coal mines is found a superior clay for the manufacture tf the finest pottery-ware, and sand suitable for the manufacture of glass. Vast quanti-. ties of lead, produced near us, can be floated here by the river, at a nominal price, and manufactured into white-lead for paint. From the forests of Wisconsin and Minnesota the iame river brings lumbc?.to be manufactured into the thousand articles required by an increasing civilization. The same river fur-nihes cheap transportation to us for the raw cotton hemp, and other productions of the The new York Times makes the somewhat startling announcement that m the state of New York, last year, there were relieved by public alms one in every thirteen of the entire population ; or, in other words, about eight per cent of the population are paupers, either wholly or partially supported at the public charge. This is far in excess, of the propor tion elsewhere, even in European countries, and the limes thinks it a strange and start ling fact. It says that few persons are proba ble prepared to hear or believe "That at this moment in New York, pau perisni is far more formidable in amount, and 7 . r 2 J. J , 1 J i tne means m tiwt:aging- it lar less araimam, than in Ireland itself that desolated Ireland, whose name has become synonymous with suffering, destitution and national paralysis. Yet such is the simple truth ; a truth not to be mended by blinking at its reality, ana worthy of the gravest consideration of every loyal citizen. In other words, the pauperism of New Yerk, as published officially to the world, remains, alter the most .liberal deductions made for hypothetical mistakes, more than one per cent, in advance of that of Lngland and V ales ; more than two per cent, five per cept. in advonce of that of Ireland. The Jlilwaukee Wisconsin has no doubt that the crop of Spring wheat now harvested in that State is larger than; in any " former year. It estimates the amount at 14,000,000 bushels, and allowing 4,000,000 bushel for consumption, there will be 10,000,00') bush els for export. The Wisconsin does not anticipate high prices, but claims that the en- cellent quality of the wheat will create a de mand for it among millers. It urges- wheat raisers to clean their wheat carefully, and advises them "to send their 4 crops forward before December. ' Gen. Houston, in a speech at Nacogdoches, durina the late campaign, declared himself a democrat of the "old school," and, further more, an "old fogy," because he clung to the primitive principle upon which tho government was formed. lie was opposed to know- nothingism. lie abandoned that order in leoo, and now believes that it could never accom pliwh any good. lie supported Mr. Buchanan; he believed tlie President was an honest man and a patriot ; ho was opposed to the reopen ing ol the slave-trade .ana to disunion, ana stood by all the bid -cardinal principles of the democratic party. He was in faver of ae-ouirins Cuba, establishing a protectorate over Mexico, and buHding tho Pacific rail road. It will be seen that hi position is not exact! v identical with that of the opposition south, and tho iron from Missouri and Penn- j newspapers throughout the country, who have been so loudly congratulating them-, selves over the result in the Texas election. sylvan. And all over tho broad prairies of the West, wool can be profitably produced at low rates. Here, then, where we have an unlimited the raw" material j where wo have easy and cheap access to much that wfc do not pro-drc?; where we have ready access,1 by rivers and railroads, to the markets of the East, the West, the North" and the South j , where we have a . charming locality in what is acknowledged to be the most healthy region of all the West ; where we can produc cheap food for millions of people, we can profitably mauufaeture . woollens, cottons, ; stoves and iron-ware of all kinds, carria.cs, agricultural implements, furniture,' wooden-ware, &:., &c, white-lead,glassj pottery, and in fact almost every article wanted in a great and growin g country. Wool is p reduced now in large quantities all over the West, and sent Cast to-be manufactured; wheat, corn, beef and pork are transported along with it to feed the men who manufacture it into cloths ; the freight on the wool and the brcadstuffs is paid to the East, and freight again on the cloths returned;" agents and commissioners are paid for purchasing and forwarding all these articles, both ways, and profits to all through whose Land3 they pass. ; Build , mills here, and encourage home manufactures and home . trade, and the busy hum of spindles, looms and saws ; the music of heavy hammers and anvils, arid the belching smoke of foundries, . would put a different faco upon town and country. Will all this ever be done? We think so. When ? Not until the menjwho it. .! t -a i. - j -i, ; i ' t , vwij tue real i-emic in tuiu arounu jlvuck island, go to work earnestly and systematically to encourage just such a result. .They are "largely interested in the growth of the pjace, and more responsible than any other class for a failure to produce the desired result. There was a time when much could have been done towards the building of shops and mills here, but for the largo price asked for grounds on which to build, them. ? But,' never mind the past let it only be a, warning for the future, and let our property-holders and business men now sco what can bo dune to fur nish "employment for men, women and children,5 and call population and capital to oar city. The encouragement cf jjon,0 industry; will furnish a home markot for the products of tlie soil, which will not be necessarily eub . ject to tho fluctuation cf foreign markets; the j expense of transportation both ways will bereaved to the producer; the success of home manufactories will stimulate industry and lead to the erection of others; each now establishment put, in operation will add ' to the yalue of every acre of land in tlie vicinity ; ) anl ' the natural petition, division of labor end increase of capital, will eventually, diminish the cost of the articles prodaeed.' ; - ; - r : - t j, i ..... ? Possibly the farmer might say to the " plow-maker, "I can buy the article I am In quest of cheaper at Mr. So and So' a factory, a hundred miles distant The proper reply would be, "yery well, but you niil your K.'ua will kaya other plows to buy, Xeic YorkrJJag Book. ' ' While addressing the students of the Uni versity of North Carolina, two or three weeks since, President Buchanan said 3 'The great curse of our country, which has involved bo many in crime, is drunkenness It is more dreadful than the pestilence, than the yellow, fever, than the plague, than all ; the calamities that visit man. In it we bring : on ourselves a greater calamity than heaven has brought upon its in any form or shape of misery. 1 wish, with all my heart, to repeat what has been best eaid, what that speaker said, and. to ask of you all to tako care of that fatal 'vice;: which degrades man to the level of the brute, and brings him into disgrace in the. eyes of the whole world,,', , - " Tho Plttsbuig Foai, the journal which ac quired somuch distinction by its nomination of President Buchanan for re-election,, notices the fact that three newspapers in Pennsylvania have put at the head of their eolumns t he name of John C. Breckinridge fr the Presidency. It adds: , , . - , The yoong and chivalrio sou of Kentucky has many warm friends in tlie OUi Keystoinj, but we' have our doubtw ss to his ability to carry instructions to the delegation, i which will cast a unit vote at Charleston as heretofore. The friends of the Li ttlo Giant, of Illinois, will, at the proper time, Contest every inch of ground on the Presidential question in? this . State. , , : . ; . , Thepenaiori records show the following in relation to revolutionary soldiers who are now pensioners : Charles Boyd, now of Pennsylvania, enlis ted at Claversack, N. Y., early in the war of the revolution, and served several years under Generals" tjates. bchuyler, and Sullivan against the British and Indians : was at the battle ot Siiratogaaad surrender of Burgoyne, 4nd ol Stillwater. - . .. Wni,' Williams entered the service in 179, under Oaf. Jonathan Dim en, of Fairfield ; was present at the burning of Fairfield and Nor-walk 1 then employed In several expeditions, of which one was to apprehend some torics and noted men, such as locter- Somuei Johnson, who were suspected of holding treasonable correspondence with the enemy. : Several were arrested and examined by the 'colonel. u. Edward Everett will hate to give The His-tory of the United State a fresh perusal' In his late speech at Jamestown, Virginia, which was settled ta lGpT, by 1 Europeans, h mid Uie next attempts at settlement were .those made by the Piigrim Fathers at Plymouth, thirteen years lator. This is an extraordinary blunder for a ch61ar like Edward Everett to made. A permanent settlement was made at New York In 1014, si years before that of Plymouth. .. Plymouth was the fourth settlement witlun the United States. , The first settlement was made by the Spaniards at San Augustine, in Florida. The next was at Jamestown, Virginia; the third at New York, and thpor at Plymouth, Mass. - - , ' The Lancaster Enquirer, a democratic paper printed in Prosiden Buvhunan'n own towi an able 'and infliiontial . paper lias nominate! Stephen A. Douglas for the president in 1800; subject to tho decision; ff the Charleston convention. The Inquirer of Aug. 20, know before us, with the name of our distinguished senator at its column-head, and with an elaborate editorial in fcupport cf tio jwsitfon it han taken, Chicago Time, . NEWS JOTTINGS. -Governor Seymour of New York, is on the stump in Minnesota. General Ewing,' the present Attorney General of Missouri, has been elected by the people of that state to the office of supreme udge. ' .;, Hon. Robert C. Winth'rop has left Lon don en route for Switserland. n will not return home until the spring. "A little ! son of Hugh Hale, in , Kane county, a few days ago, was caught in the harness of a horse j ust , unhitched ixsm. thrashing machine, and kicked to death. -Marshall S.' Potter is now being tried at Bangor, Maine, for the murder of his mother and three brothers. ' ! !.'.' . ? C ' The London Field . says it is calculated in the Ring that Mr, Ten Broeck is a richer maa by .40,000 than be was when he landed on those hospitable shores in 2857. ' 1 -Deputy postmasters,' under 1 instructions of the . Department, :; are making note of free matter passing through their several offices, with a view to report what would be the revenue thereof if subjected to present postage rates, t Coneress appropriates three-fourths of a million of dollars to satisfy this service of the mails ; but it is held at the Department that a much larger sum is required. The Somerville (Tenn.) Democrat, edited by Col. Whitmore, a newly elected member of the legislature, has come out for Judge Doug las, on the ground of his being the strongest man in the country, and the favoriijs of the Tennesee democracy. In New York, twenty years ago, every promeuader resorted to the Battery ; now the Battery has been abandoned to the " Pbilis tine? ' and all the promenaders go to the Central Park, which ia six miles further north, No fact more strikingly illustrates the remark ably rapid growth.of the metropolis. ! The next Electoral College, if Kansas should be admitted at the approaching ses sion of congress, will consist of 306 members, 154 of which will be nccssary to a choice. The non-slaveholding states will have 186 electors, and the slaveholding states 120. ; , Nathaniel Ames, of Dane county, aged 98 years, is the only revolutionary soldier resid ing in the state of Wisconsin now upon the rolls of the Pension Office. ' T A short time ago the clothes ot a man were found near the river at Buffalo. Some of the garments were marked "John' A. Mo- Clung," but nobody of that name was known in the neighborhood. It has just been discovered that the Rev. Dr. McClung, of Mays- ville, Ky., was there about that time, in ill-health, 'and it is supposed that he has 1 been drowned. Dr. McClnne was aboutfiftyi years old, and of considerable reputation j as Presbyterian clergyman. He was the son f a celebrated jurist in the early annalsof Ken tucky, and his mother was a sister of Chief J ustice 3Iarshnll. He was educated for the ministry ; afterwards studied law and became a politician, and then resumed his profession as a clergyman, preaching at Louisville, at Indianapolis, and at Maysville, near which pbace he was born, lie was a brother of Col McClung of Mississippi, And a cousin of R. M Marshall,' Esq., of this city.' ; ' Seven Sisters of Mercy left Chicago last week for Ottawa, They take possession'ofan elegant building which cost $fS,900. A mail was recently killed on the Illinois Central railroad, while running a hand car He was at the crank, which, in consequence of the high sped attained, was revolving with great power and velocity when a rope, which was in some manner, connected with the crank, suddenly coiled around his right hand in such a way as to wind the arm, almost to the shoulder, around tho shaft, crushing tlie bones of the hand, breaking and mangling the limb in many places, and forcing the shoulder bono from its socket. Sach was the power of tlie machinery, that though an unusually heavy man, he was thrown bodily over the crank three or four times, and it is feared that his internal injuries from this cause will provo fatal. . , ... ;',V'v .'.;"..- A little boy in Chicago, who was steal ing a ride on the cars, the other day, in at tempting to get off, was run over by the re maunns cars 01 the train, liait-a-dozen or more, killing him instantly and mangling him most horribly. ':. ,'" ' A little daughter of J. T. Cook, Eq Tiskilwa, while playing on the railroad track about Ihe depot, a few days since, felf, and tho car wheels passed over her ancles, crush ing tkent in a most horrible manner. "-The ''Rfjmbliti says all thejktle' boys fn Buffalo, f-ami the other places in the vicinity of the Fall who oan fix up a rope, are learn- ine to walk it, a la Blondin. Those who can't got a rope, walk board fences, with any piece of board or old stick they , can get hold of a3 a balance-polo. ' 1 -A gentloman from. Kane county, informs tho Chicago Journal that that county will grow this season at least 10,000 bushels of apples..,-,, .f. s 3,;j '-, ,,, :'-,.rM,i s Chief Justice Taneyj of the United States Supreme Court, is in the eighty-third year of his age. ilia eight associates in the Court, with one single exception, are all three score years and ten, and some of them considerably exceed that number. On Monday last an Irishman named Mc- Guire fell from the high bridge of the Central Railroad, near Clinton, Pa., a distance of over a hundred feet, and was instantly, killed. ; At last accounts from Sierra Leon a, Africa, the yellow fever and small pox were raging, being equally fatal to blacks and whites. , ' ' : ' ; ' '" j ,: " The Jonosboro (Ills.) Gazelle says that immense quantities of peaches are now being shipped from that place to Chicago, Dunleith arid other points north and east. ' ' " Four boys who were playing in an exca vation in a Rand bank at Dububue, were missed by' their parents, when it was discovered that the bank had follen upon them, smothering throe to death. ' - 4 t The. Oshkosh i Democrat says over one hundred buildings have been erected on the burnt district in that city, since the , 10th of Hay last, and at the past rate of progress, there will not be a vacant lot left ift the course of a month. j -j -. - , - .- The Galena Advertiser says that both passenger' and freight' business ' on thef Illinois Central is on the increase at the present time. , . . . , ,. . .. , ,. .. 1 .. :, ,, , ; J ' , 4A man needs grace to edit a religions paper probably at any time, but especially when he La the rht?iimatism.,, ,,, .... . The Difference Between French and Amer ican Brandy. The Chester County lcPa.y is responsi ble for the following :, A gentlemjn of our aoquaintance wished to purchase some; good brandy Id' be used in sickness, iand called on. an wCrerman liquor dealer m ' PhiJadelpaia.-4 Whsp. thKfollowing dialogue ensued ; , 'nave you any imported brandy, genuine Btuff?" :,'.. .... ',. Very goot brandy. Come and trink some claret punch j dat ish goot, too, ven de wedder ishhpt." " f t ; ' i 1 ' T ' xo, l uiau you, 1 wans a mne 'oranay for a sick man." from Germany -peen here. see him not pefore, for many years. ' Wejpn trinking de puncn. ; Come and tell me s about s the brandy. I want a little of the best itf market." The old gentleman was a little mellow, just enough to make him talkative ; and the; visit 01 Ins iriend had so warmed his sympa thies as to make him'communicative. "Now, my vriend you vants goot prandy, and I sells you gootpranty. Dare ish some I pought in New York, and dat ish sheap prandy.. I Dare ish some iiat I limpor ted 'from V ranee, and dat ish verra goot, too." "Via you say you made that lot yourselt r ?'Dat I makes myself,, and Yvarranis dat. It ish made ot de verra best whiskey. "Whiskey ! I don't want any of your infernal eoueoetions made of whiskey and called brandy." (uld gentleman, solemnly,) "It is all made of whiskey, my vriend, and dat ish de reason yy de Trench prandy ia not so goot as goot American prandy. rio prandy ish distilled from wine any more ; it is not possible to; make it sheap tmough for dis market from wine and de American pepl do mat like de reai pranay uecaase- aay are tioe U3ea 10 it." Did you sav that French brandv is not so good as our own manufacture ? We import some brandy from France, do we not ?" y 'Qh, we import plenty ot pranty4o bleasb de Weh peoples, butit ish not goot. JxtVraiifce de prandy ish made of potato whiskey and dat is not so eoot as de corn whiskey what we makes into prandy here! ' Naval Salaries. From a Senate document the following in formation is derived, as to tho amount of salaries to the officers and attaches of the Amer ican .iSavx and the clerks, in the department and its bureaus-: ., " i , 1 Secretary of tlie NaTy. . I .', . $8,000 14 .Clerks, fcc. ...... 21.000 9 Clerks Bureau of Yards, and Docks... 14,940 11 " " Equipment, &c... 17,140 7 " " - Provisions & Clothing 11,740 7 Ord'eck Hydrography 11,740 6 - " " Medicine & Surgery - 8,940 31 Captains, Active List..., 335,000 20 "J Reserved List.. ...J f 49,500 16 Coffimander., Active Litt..j i 803,500 17 - Reserved List 28,800 338 Lieutenants, Active List 474.450 -3C" Reserved Llstr.t: ..'tTlSf,6ii b burgeons...,. 23,283 41 Passed Assistant Surgeon.' j ( (- 42,025 39 Assistant Surgeons. r? ... .. 35,550 64 Pursers. 137.800 24 Chapljnun... , v-.iy,T200 12 Profesiors of Mathematics. ........ I 16,900 20 Masters in line, of promotion, Active L 19,750 1 " " " Beserred L 750 10 Masters not in line of promotion, R L. . 9250 2 Passed Midshipmen, Reserved List. . . . 12,00 1 Midshipman, not a graduate 300 47 Midshipmen, graduates Naval Academy 18,000 The Washington Constitution commences an elaborate 'paper on the subject of non-in vention by congress with slavery in the terri tories, as follows:? - sio-nt'i ' There is no portion of the democratic creed to which all sections of the party are TTinrfl nrilAmnlir 1 il ... 1 o f..T nnr! 1 . .11 . . 1 t r ..IKava than that which prohibits interference by. con gress with slavery in state and territory, and the district of Columbia. This policy was adopted after years of exhausting ana profitless agitation; "was accepted as final, and by none was it more strongly urged or more readily assented to, than by tht South. If we . look back to the records (f congress and read the speeches Of" chosen leader!1 of the South the most renowned and uncompromising advocates of Southern rights if we look back to the course taken by Calhoun and Berrien, and other distinguished Southern' statesmen, when the slavery ques tion was most notiy aiscuswa we nua that they recommended 'two-action' by congress in the territorieb as the only true ixdicy, and tho only effectual means by which tho ques tion could be safely settled in the interest of the Rnmn, and that they demanded no law to (ire (hem dm advantage.' Tins principle of non-intervention is the very Liim of the compromise measures of 1850, and of the Hansas-Nebmsk; bill ; was adopted unanimously by the Cincinnati convention, and was incorporated into the platform fran.el by that body "as the only sound and sate solu tiod ot the slavery question.' A despatch from Indiana announces the death of the Hon. John W. Davis. Mr Davis was a Pennsylvaaian by birth, and was successively a member of congress, minister to China, and Governor of Oregon territory. The New York Express says : ' : 4 5 " Tlie Hon. John W. Davis,' of Indiana whose death is announced, was, ia his day, a man of mark, and' that day has not lon cone by. He was for many years representative in congress from Indiana, and in that position he bore himstdf so acceptable to the demo cratic party in the house ot representatives. that they mode him Speaker lor two congress es, wo believe. , , ., "ine next position mat yir. imvw field was commissiontT to China,one ho discharged with satisfaction to his countrymen, lie followed Caleb Cushing, if we remcmbor aright, in that place and not without distinction. While it is to the credit of the federal administration that our commissioners or ministers to China hnvo been all men of mark, we may add tha Mr. Davis did himself, in his time, as much credit as any of them. "So acceptably did he discharge the duties of Speaker, that not only men of all parties in. the house voted him the customary vote of thanks, but even the reporters and corresr pondetits, not apt to agree upon anything, yet agreed on sending him a common letter o thanks fir his kindness and attention to them and their needs." E President Buchanan will bo 58 years old on the 11th of November' next; Vice Presi dent Breckinridge will be 39 years of ago on the IGth of January next; Lewis Cass nearly 77 years old ; Stephen A. JJouglas was 4G years oiag on the 23d of April last ; Si mon Cameron is in his With year ; Jcliermm Davis is 54 years old ; Caleb Cashing is in his COth year; Howell Cobb will be 44 years old on the.thejth, ol toptember next; William II. Seward is in his 58th year; Franklin Pierce is 54 years old; Kobert i lold btoekton nearly C years of age ; John Charles Free mont was 40 years or age on the th of J ana ary last ; John Bell ia C2 years old; John J, Crittenden will be 73 years old in September next; Alexander H. Stephens was 47 years old in Jstjtfuary last ; uamcs JU. Urr was ,;7 years old on tho 12th of May last ; Jesse D, Bright is in hii 47th year; Augustus C, Dodge is about 47 years old; James Shields is 49 years old; saae loucey'is bj years old; Henry A. Wise is in his 53d year : llobert M. T. Hunter is nearly '50 years of aire : Ro bert Toombs was 49yeara old onthe!2d of July lat; Edward Everett was bl years old in April last; John M. Read is over 60 years of age ; Daniel i5. Dickinson will be 50 years old on the 11 th of September next ; Horatio Seymour is about ou years of age ; Joim E Wool is about 65 years of age John Siidell is in his 6Gth year : Nathaniel P. Banks was 43 years old last January. , "A ,; L s ; ... , ."i.. ..:.-,, .' The Buffalo JiepubHd relates the followin instance of sensibility : "A young lady not living over a dozen leagues trom Uuttalo, when at home, but being educated at a fashionable Beminary east of .us, last week received a let ter from her mother with tho usual marks of mourning upon it 4lack edged and sealed with blrck.s Sha wss almost overcome, and feinted twice before she could summon' courage to attempt to dispel the fearful suspense that was brooding over her Finally ehe open- ea tne letter, anu tnereiu wnsien w& tne in formation that her brother yonhg man of about eighteen had died suddenly from an attack of tlie cholera morbus; she snk down in a flood of .tears, while her fair, companions grouped around. Badly endeavoring to console her, but n vain Foo fellow,' said she, with a succession of sobs, 'my brother ny tl jar and blessed brother.' Oh,' said she, for the first lime raising her head ebca the sadjicws arrived addressing the weeping and sympathizing girls around her 'to think how 'unfortunate i-ad his meemr.hafrm just begin-ninq to color so beautifully 1" There was too consolation for such poignant '.. woo . as . this, and the girls left her alone to her cobs And the tender , recollections of her dear p nd .only brother, and his pcarcely tinted tobacco rheDr- Among the base, merit begets envy, among the. coble, emulation, B Ya TELE GRAPH acroBTED FOk THailCl'l. 20 Acting MHishtpmen, 1st class. ; y . 28 " 2d class..... 56 " 3d clas 83 " , 4th class.... 40 Boatswains 44 Gunners.. ..................... 48 Carpenters , -41 Sail makers. . . . . . , . ....... 21 Chief - Engineers... .'; .V. . . ... ... , 33 First Asttistant Engineers ....... 23 Second Assistant Engineers C3 Third Assistant' Engineers .X. 7,000 9,800 19,600 28,700 31,850 35,000 41,300 31,950 37,700 32,100 13,200 37,000 ..$2,501,772 1,492 Total ,., Thus ciyes. us a total of about .two and a half millions, tolje divided imong -nearly fifteen hundred employees, and were their sala ries equal, it would allow only about fl,Gi5 to each individual. When we recollect, however, that the Secretary has i8,000, and the heads of bureaus and most of the Supervi sor's officers have over $3,000, and several of the latter $4,000,; it will be perceived that, when we get down to the inferior grades, the amounts must necessarily be small. Those officers of the navy who perform the arduous duties, and whose lives are continually expo sea to climate changes as well as the dancers of ocean navigation, really raeeive.but niggardly pittance. At the same time these po sitions render it essential that they shall in-cur frequent heavy draws on their purses, in order to maintain the standing and dignity of the service at home and abroad Ex-President Pierce. - Colonel Fuller, in his SjHtrls 'from a Loco motive, thus speaks of Ex-President Pierce : " But of all the strangers of distinction in Rome, none is more courted or more respected than our much-abused Ex-President Frank lin Pierce. Modest, affable and courteous, everybody is seeking his society with as much eagerness, as he avoids publicity. He refuses all envitations, except it be to join a few American ; and then fur instance at a "cod fish dinner" at Harry Stoifs-we find him the most entertaining and tho most agreeable of companions. He will leave soon for England, which he has never visited, and where he will find it difficult to avoid all the houors that await htm. I see some of the American pa pers are urging GeneraF Pierce's name a3 a candidate for the next presidential term, but it is utterly useless. Nothing can induce him to accept a second nomination, nor a public Office of any g,m4. Notwitli.tand'm my own official head wes one of the first to roll into the bushel under, General Pierce's f4minis-tratioti, yet I cannot forbear saying, in all sincerity and truth, that I would sum up his biography in these brief words : 'He was a brave General, a patriotie President, an honeot man. His enemies found it easy to abuse, but impossible to impeach him.'" leut gufrcrtkfmcttt Mrs. Partisgtox os Watering Places. ; "Are you going to any watering place this sulnnIti?,, asked a yoting friend of Mrs. Partington, on one of the rainy days, the present week. She had just put up windows to keep out the damp and disagreeable air, and pulled her hankercliief up over her shoulders to keep off the chill. "W atering places," she said, With a, gentle Jap on her boi, tl ih same time hiking at Ike, who was engaged in making a kite of the last Puritan Recorder, thnt the old.dame had laid by for Sunday reading ; "watering-places I don't think much of now-u-days. There ain't no need of 'em since the, lucky-motives have run off with the stages ; hut once, as the old pumps stood by the waywide, under the nmbiguous trees, with a hollow log for the eattle .to , drink out of, it seemed like a horse in a desert. as some of 'em used to say." "My dear madam," said her young friend, "I mean the fiVf.hiona.ble watering places", where people go to 'speiii the summer." "O," sho replied, " that's it, is it? Well, we needn't go awaysfroui honjeto fiatl a watering-place to-day.; and them that do, depend upon it," and hero she laid her inuuth chfjo to his ear, and spoke in a whisper "they go for something clse'besides' water." She gave him a queer look as she said this. r y - .'" - ! ,, In Zanesrille, Ohio, a few days' since, a 1 ud church member was publicly whipped with a raw, hide, for repeatedly insulting a married lady with diwhonorable proposals. The iridignantJady gave her-husbaml & letter that the fellow had sent her, and the result was that fie gQtt his desert. This rascal some time ago moved the expulsion of Deacon Cox from his church for acting as Deputy United States Marshal in the arrest of afagitive slave. New York City is crowded with strangers, and since the crystal palace year was never so full. The hotels are full "and over flowing and the most uncomfortable, lodgings are at a premium. Nino-tenths of all the strangers are from the north and south, show ing that trade from those sections is better than has been expected. ', , , r v v- t LITER FROM EUROPE. "', Arrival of thVcity of Washington. New Yorsl, Aug. 30. The City of Washington arrived last night. Gee at BritAis. Lord Jno. Russell, stated in response to questions, that he had not received any official information which, altered Ithe character of the statement he had already maue, wiui repect to the intentions or France adAustria ..regajfdiag, SsmModmaud Tuscany. ( ' r , JVdtber:ha4 say information hem received as to the reported proclamation' of the republicans in Parma, as announced in Vienna journafenK'r' I. Mitt i;U?-- The olaoial t investigation into the loss of the steamship Argo, hadterminated. , The dicission will'not be mMepublio until it was comraunicated to the hoa rd of trade, J ilf lwas understood, however,, that the assessors give it as their eplnioa that tlie loss of the ship did not arise trom any wiiiul act on the part pi the captain, but tha it was grave omission by him ia not Iiaving stowed his vessel on the coming on of the fog. ,-, This finding ia ,to be aocompanied with a recommendation of the cae to the consideration of the board. '; - Tlie Liverpool Alhion, in announcing Mr. Whykes prrnected deimrture for the Isthmus by the .steamer leaving Southattrpton on the 7th of August, says, unless Mr. W be Crippled in his actions by the secret, despatches rom';home, his countrymen may expect to see some practical evidence or feoand""jolicy, which, while respecting th right of. Central America ana assisting in tne ueveiopmeni oi free routes of transit, and shall at the same .time f maintain jthe riehts of Her Malestv and her subjects, in this hitherto neglected but important corner in the Queen's dominions. Qneen Victoria had been on a three'days cruise in the KOyal jachf,' among the Channel Island's. She landed at Jersey, Oud and Guemsley, receiving an enthusiastic welcome at each place. Capt. Pember,if tho ship Jno. Fife, arrived ak Glasgow, fend G. Baimo, diief . mate, were under arrest for having shot dead a seaman, named McArthur. Capt. P. is said to have fired a pistol at MeArthur, after having been thwarted in an attempt to strike him with a handspike. -V .. , . -, , ; - . , . LATEST BY TELEGRAril, ' Lo?fTos, Wednesday noon. A proposal has been made on l?half of Mr. Sever, to charter the Great Eastern for a vayage out and home, from some port in Great Britain, to some port in North America. The terms offered are 20,000, the vessel to be provided with accommodations' for 2000 passengers and steam 14 knots an hour on her trial trip. The official correspondence relative to the conveyance of the North American mails was published yesterday. Fraxce On Sunday, a grand banquet was given by the Emperor to the principal rhiefs in the army. About three hundred persons were invited. At the flow of the banquet, the Emperor spoke as follows : Gentlemen : The joy I experience at find ing myself again with most 01 the chief s of the army of Italy, would be complete if it were not tinged with regret, to behold m soon the dissolution of a force f-o well rgani7.ed and formidable. As a Sovereign and commander in chief, I thank you again for your confidence. It vftui flattering to me, who had never commanded an army, to find eo much obedi ence on the part of men who had great experience in warfare. If success, haa crowned our efforts, I am happy to attribute the greatest part of it to the skiilfiJ and devoted generals who rendered my cftnmand so easy, because animated with a sacred fire. You have necessarily given an example of duty and of disregard ot death, ana a portion ot our soldiers are about to return to their homes, yourselves are about to resume the occupations of peace, nevertheless, do not. forget what we have done together. Let the remembrance of obstacles overeomeof dangers lauded, of imperfections discovered, be ever pre"- se.nt to vour minds. In commemoration, of the Ilalian campaign; I shall distribute a medal to all who took "part in it, and I wish that to-day-you may be the first to wear it. May it Tecalf me sometimes to your memory, and while reading the glorious names engraved thereonlet each exclaim: " If France has done so much for a people who is her friend, what would she not do for her own independence V , I now propose the health of the army. . The JijH(7tfr states that the Emperor having decided to retain, for the present, an army of 50,000-men in Loinbardy. " ' Several corps, which had much distinguished thepieelyes in tho campaign, could not be represented at the ntre of the troops. Latest. Paris, Aug. 17. The Moniteitr of this morning, contains tho following decree: A full and entire amnesty is granted to- all persons sentenced for political crimen, or offenses or those who have been the object of any measures taken for the public safety. The Mmiteur also contains sundry nomina-; tiuns to the Senate, including Geu. Renault and others. . . ' Austria. Tlie ministerial crisis is not yet over. A combination, with Count Leothnn at its head had met with so many difficulties that its success is very doubtful.- Tho Count Martinett has refused to accept the , TKH-t-foiio of public instruction, arid in rcsard to his acceptance of the ministry of the interior, he put in combinations which were rejected, and he had returned to his post of Governor of Cracow, , ., - Well informed persona assert that tho cou-stitution which the commission was about to work out-, would be eliiiractcrlzedby the principle of decentralization by tlie establishment of a "representation by prerogatives, represented by the aristocracy m all the provinces. CO PA UT iEIJ SHI 1. VV'u o ,ltlli!' da7 associated jV, L"EWENTfIAL,ia oar busing maritacturers of Plow. - h.lw n ducted der tha- Erm a.d vl, of Buford" & COi .- . . BLTORDtTATf'' Thaniful for the patronage bestowed on theU firm, we hope, by our increased feciiuies, to a continuance of the same. ; -: ... , . BtTPORD, TATE 4: CO. Boet Wand, Aug. 13, 1S59., ..r : , . r FAIIXESTOCK'S DEAD SHOT. OH 1 Oh t I have it now in ray vit&k What a fool I was; I thought it 1 hi. ,. other harmless stuff, but I was sadly mistaken, (v! dose of Fahnestock's Dead Shot has floored at! last." This valuable preparation is a sure erwjl minator of all troublesome uuects, suck as lu For aaie at FAHA'ESTOCK'S Family Dmg Suit ' i UUaois sL, next door to Moss' Dry Goods Store r , : IAST : CIIaVCeJTT fTEIXG .' determined lo j oK the debts' of J) H. A. PORTER & BRO. as speedily M p,,4 hi?, great inducements will be offered to purely r ' ers. . Please read the advertisempats below. ; - C.B. AINSWORTH, Aaaig-,. if TYTALTj PAPER. Cheap Glazed TV all ft. !" A V V per, at 155"per roll., .Rett Satin Pi'ui at Krc. OlUi I'apers, at 50c., and withootrwui i to cost. : C. R. A1SS WORTH, Assignee. .. . i At Prter Book Sum. TWO good second hand PIANOS at tieai bargain. Prices, from $100 to $150 each, ei4 .' , .. , . C, R. ALNS WORTH, Assign. HAIR BBUSIIES. A larger stock thi can be found elsewhere in tim, and at Itm prices. - IT you need a Hair Brush, give us a rat Prices from 20c. upwards at Porter's old stand, i r; ,, . , ; C. R. AIXS WORTH, Assignee. PORT 3I0NAIES cheap; from 15c. up wank , C. R. A INS WORTH, Assignee. MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. If you ra a ' Guitar, Violin, Flute, Aceprdeon, or ttj other instrument, please examine our stock, a will be sold without regard to price. aul7-twU ; C. R. A1KSWORTH, Asig. ; -l; ;REMOVI3D, "iy f OVFRID IV, THE 12TH OF AUGTSt. 'i V. i.jr DEV0E &. CEAMPTOS . REMOVED to No. 6 East Illinois stref t, the V building formerly occupied as the Post Otfira, TWO DOORS WEST , of their eld Bland , where thoy will be happy to ttt !i their old friends and the public generally. Stop is js and examine oar stock, which will be the inoat incomplete in town. aul241 V .... Oraitcl . , S DISTRIBUTION OF JEWELRY , 'AT ROCK ISLAND, When the We f .Tlekttsjs' Afffr " SHARES, - 2 OO. J. & J. WEBSTEPv, have removed their stock to Sot. 54 and .06, ISI.NAI) CITY JIOTEt, BLOCK, and have fitted up two stores--one for the wholo- s lie, and the other for the retail trade, where th.y will ifceep a large and fresh stock of FABIILY GROCERIES j of all kinds, which they offer to the public at very low rates. They intend to keep a firsr rlnns estal-linhmentf and such a stock of goods as wHI make it an object for country Merchants. q give them a Goods Delivered to any part of the city FREE OF CHARGE. r , Thankfuf for the libera patronage they have heietolbre received, they hope by a strict attention to tho wants of the pubic, to merit a continuation of the same. . . J. & J. WEBSTER. au3l&twtf-1 I".;.' Ji yiiO.fU Steamer Sunk. 5 , St. Lovis, Aug. SOth. The steamer Duncan S. Carter was sunk in the Missouri River, on Sunday night. The boat i a total loss, and cargo is badly damaged. No lives were lost. Tho steamer cost 44,00(1 dollars, and was insured for 24,000, principally in Pitts burs office. The overland California mail, arrived last eveninar. There was o, healthy demand for (roods.- ..Prices unchansed.1 , , - Horace Greely had gone to visit Col. Fre mont. - . - A duel between Gwin and Brodrickwas ex. pected immediately after the election. ' The Ft, Smith Arkansas Timet, says the Camanehos made two attacks on the Wachita Caddo, and Delaware Indians; while en route for their new homes, under charge of Indian agent Belair, .' NOTICE IS heraby given that the undersigned, collector of the city of Rock Island, having receiv ed a warrant for'the collection of taxes, levied by the city-'coHneilJof said city, by ordinances of August 22d, 18.09, upon the taxable real and personal estate within said city, for the year 1859, as in said warrant set forth, will attend at the mayor's office, in said city, during a period of thirty uays from the first publication of this notice, to receive the said taxes. All persona are requested to ca and uiaJte payment within that tiin. A tsr t Will. K1Z?.KL1., Colector of the City of ItocA laand. augSCtf . . ... , , , ,-r AinsworlU's Paiit'flioii Removed. . I HAVE removed -my paial ithop to Bid Ji son's Millwjier I can be fonnj-jn future. All kinds ofVainring, Clazrag, &C-Y don ia aouiplete order, (tlaxod sash conslwtlr on hXnd. ' 1 hop to seenro a shnro of public patronage y attendmir ta orders promptly, S. AI'S WORTH. . . . ; - . " " . ) . I . J .... . . , .From. A'encxuela. . ' New York, Jtug. 30. Anarrival furnishes interetittng j intelnsenoe from . Veneauela. 1'resident Castro ba been seize!, ana com- peUtl to surrender the ; Presidency to the constitutional party, - after which he - was thrown into prison, and a close guard of 100 mon set over lum, to watch his movements. S. ime severe fiigting had occurred, resulting almost altogether m favor of the constitution alists. The utmost alarm prevailed in the couutry. The general expectation was that very sanguinary engagements were about to occur. 3,000 men were under arms at Car accas and resolved to deliver - their country r !, i? ! 3". , ... irom tne ieueraiists or aie in tne aiiempx. r ; ; Fire. . ' New BEnroRn, Mass., Aug. 30. The Railroad depot at Fair Haven, was destroyed by fire to-day. . Loss 10,000. dollars.' HENRY FIMCIIEL. TUSTICE OF THE" PEACE. Collections faithfnlly made and promptly1 paid over. Office at his residence, over Requa's Jewelry Store, Illinois street. ug29 wflttwtf "" " A LADY of this city, desirous of disposing ; XJL f 't f fie valuable. Jewelry to tle I: best advantage, takes this method of informing the citizens of Rock Island and Davenport that the above Distribution will be-made ander the isptr-' viiii on of a Committee t three, to be appoint t by the Shareholders. . The whole amount of Stock " is" $258 00 which will be divided into 129 shiract $2 00 each to he disposed of as the Commjtee d appointed by the shareholders may direct. : The following -articles comprise the list': One Splendid Gold Watch, valued at $1G5 N : : :S' :("' Fob Chain,", . ..... 40 ' " " Bracelet, " 20 OB . " " " Locket, " 25 00 l - . .i mg, " " 5 08" .. ., Silswr Kaife, i " " ' 391 Making a total of 00 of 129 shares com- prising six'magnificent prizes. , Should the sale of tickets not be effected ,the moa-1 ey paid therefor, by the respective purchasers, wiS be promptly refunded. " , . The above Prizes will be open for inspection the Jewelry Store of Mr. Requa, on JUinois street' ; Tickets can be had at the Boosstore of Dirret ' C'rampton. , , . .- ,,..,.,,,, ' au t' ' -- -. Wonderful Development of Ameiicau h f genuity. " ? MOORE'S H N THIRTY-DOLLAR DOL'BLE LOCK - STITCH. "iSEfOC, MACniXE. i SECURED SKCBJCTtT BT LETTERS . PATKVt. THE advent of this new, most useful as! incomparable Machine, is destined to cream great and decided change in public opinion, apct the subject of Cheap Sewing Machines. . . -, We confidently aRsert, and can eoiidasiTt!.' prove, by a practical demonstration, that thu .Machine embraces in ita construction the best combt-nation of scientitic principles to be found w ,0' ; Sewing Machine now before the public, regidi of price! With an eye quick to detect the sVl-ficiencies and imperfections of viiier AJari,i : Mr. Moore h;t sought to remedy thetu a!l;i we feel assured a critical examination of ft beautilul piece of machinery, will at once etu lish it as the only real desfrabe cheap roach in the country, and lar prelerabe to any bif-priced michi :e now sold: It stws directi'j tra two spools ta bought at the store, without w windiug oie- above the machine and one uuif-Death, and. makes the strongest, most eiastie at durable etich, made either by hand or mact-f -ery. It cannot be ripped, though the cotk cut entirey olf every hf inch; The stick f-seses the same elasticity upon thin as t?" thick toods, thereby making it particularAr cab?e for articles; that require ' washing and irv ing. The'machiaery for feeding the coth is e tirey unike any other, and is without doubt lit best pTer constructed. -t . i The breaking of needes. a common imi e pensive fault with most other machines, is entife remedied in tliis: with proper care, oneief wiUast four months. The entire machine " f, rife ia constmction. and made ia every reopert tect and. durable. I' nike other machines, the" i no dawfer of damaging the article sewed, by aa none is nsed on top of the machine. It is made large enough for every -description of w-there bein-r a clear space of nine inches is est bv four in height, between the needfe and eurf the machined In beauty of design and mecsj construction, it baa no equal in the comCT' the movements beinft positive, and the fncttos there is not the slightest probability ot its p& out sf order. It stards entirely upon ita ow its, and needs bo better reference than its f9 works to convince all who see it, that it it most valuable and humanitary invention rf age. -., i It is oor intention to sell a smart portion of U territory by state or couatif upon 11 eqmtaWf lair baais, Asa sf and higby rmnuacralir vestment, U has no equa. Kitenaite arraaf. meats have been, made for the majiutkctsre thw Btachioes.'aad th large profits to owners territory, commend the csle rcrus to tha mtteatx of W who wish, to make nam nnidlr on a ss capital. . We mill send a sample machine, seeurety i . . ..h- wjeu, oy MMMtw ouervuo, to any auure,r oa receipt tx Thirty Doiars. Every machin warranted. Send for a descriptive circuar t iH tall partknara. , Address ; . w : , . , H. C. BURTMA.N, J- 9S Wed Fonrth street, CineinBaU.O: f Sole and excuwve agent for the Unued States: Agenta wanted- aug2ti-dlmw3. T IIC KEIF AMBROTTPE GALLERF, , OPPOSITE .THE VEHMOXT HOlXt- THE SUHSCRIBER WOULD RESPECT-ftillv announce to the Ladies and Centlenies Rock Island and Vicinity, that he has fitted apt set of Rooms in the house of Mrs. Thos. Bidih and is now ready to . Take Pictures, ..' ' . - In th most approved style of the Art. " ' ' j&BT' Call and Examine our Work. " aal&-dt W. D. FAT, AttsU-

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