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1L * fft 11 tt' Iby the extradition of an infamous la v, tlie |Je %■ ¥ M Hvi citizen gives liim good clieer or Godspeed. Then comes the resentment and the reprisal. Restitution is refused, and raid begins. A fired bam or a burning grainstack is to retalitato for the offense of food and cold water to the trawls fugitive. Soon follows bloodshed and mutual outrage. An arme 1 police patrols the border line, lacking nothing of standing soldiery except the capriceof language. Then fortresses ore built on bluffs, and batteries with surly cannon guard the peace of the people from incursion and robbery. What there is of private defense and individual revenge soon passes into legislation, and we have interdiction and embargo, confiscation and sequestration. The mouth of the Mississippi is closed, and open war concludes what irritation, disturbance, and mutual encroachment began. A fewyears, at the outside, would fiad the two countries engaged in a furious war aggravated by | the fact that both would have treaty stipu-1 lations with foreign powers, and Europe would be involved in the contest. Our territory might in the end become the common fighting ground for the armies of Christendom. TUESDAY, SEPTEiIBER, 2, 1532. If the country wishes to he made acquaint* ed with the president’s construction of the confiscation lav.*, an exposition of his views maybe found in his message to Congress upon it, and in the speeches of Seiator Browning while the law was under consideration in the Senate, and more recently at Quincy, in this State.— Secession Times. The morning secession print has asserted a score of times that the President's views on confiscation were identical with Hr. Browning, but each time it asserted an untruth. Browning denies the power of Congress to enact a law confiscating the property of rebels. T.he President holds exactly the contrary opinion. He believes that Congress has the constitutional right to pass such a law, and testified to the sincerity of his belief by signing the confiscation hill which Browning voted against. The President differed with some Senators as to how long rei estate of rebels could be confiscated — holding that only the life estate could be taken. Congress passed a joint resolution construing the law in accordance with this view, and the President signed the confiscation bill, making it the law of the land. The opinions of the President on the question of confiscation correspond with those of the loyal masses of the free Slates. The opinions of Mr. Browning harmonize with the views of the Kentucky slaveholders, the secession Times , and the Knights of the Golden Circle. XHE CBi’SBINCt MICHISE. of all the inventions of men, none is so admirably calculated to test the difference between profession and practice, between pretension end reality, as war. There is nothing that so admirably detects and describes the counterfeit, and stamps anew tbe sterling corn. There is veiy little chance for puffed up conceit, or swelling vanity in tbe stem conflict of arms. Hen pass in war for their real value; and the various tests which a campaign applies to a soldiers conduct, give a most exact measure of bow much and what he can do. In the raging stream of battle a man's own wind bng will not keep him from sinking; and the most generous faith of friends, and all their praise, will not avail to keep him from goirg under. There arc regions of theory and speculation in which the emptiest nonsense, and most foolish professions, may srivc some lustre to reputation; but on the solid ground of the battle field, and amid the clash of arms, nothing will save the man but real strength and genuine talent The army bristles with sharp points for pricking all blown-up bladders and letting Hie foul air out, however long they may have kept their owners afloat on a sea of dory. "War is the most tremendous crushing machine ever known. And the number is almost fabulous of solid-looking reputations, and seeming powerful and great znen, who, hastening to get between its ponderous wheels, are ground to powder. It Is but a twelvemonth since this huge machine began to work in our midst, and already we have seen countless men, some reputed oi the best parts, largest name and noblest promise of strength and endurance, crushed all to pieces. These were found to have neither intellectual strength or moral build t) resist the terrible test for any length of lime; and though once thought fi: for sustaining .any weight ot responsibility, and capable of wielding the highest power, they have been shown by the tests of this war to be fall of flaws and frailties, and the most unsafe and worthless material. It would be sad, if it were* not so just and beneficial, to Ibink of the many promising aspirants for tbe Presidency that iave Lad all their hopes so rudely swept away, and all their illustrious future forever crushed in the revolving of this iron machine. How many a Wellington and K&poleon in glorious expectancy, have left the name at which the world should grow pale, only to point a moral, or adorn a tale. Such a breaking ot bones, and grinding up of great names and ambitious men, has uot been seen before in our midst; and we look with awe upon the steady and ponderous movement of the machinery, cs we sec one after another go in, all fuss and feathers, and after no long lime appear again a iorlern and crushed mass of human limbs and soldiers’ clothes, whether anorc objects of pity or disgust were hard lo say. Terrible as this result is, it is all right, and we cannot be too thankful to Heaven that one way is provided for taking the conceit out of worthless pretenders. It is eminently just that men whose fitness to command is made up solely of humbug end pretense, and who strut in shoulder Streps because they have the brass and impudence to do it, should be brought to grief and disgrace, and we are glad that the relentless working of Jhe machine crushes to pieces, and grinds up so many ot them. There can be no more disastrous Villuir y than that practised by the incipables and cowards who work themselves 1 by impudence and lying into places of command hi the array, and when the crusher g( ts them between its iron teeth and breaks every bone in their bodies, all the people pave reason to rejoice. This work of crushing out men who are in places that they have no talent or force lo fill, and to whose weakness and incompeicncy, are justly owing so great and disastrous failures in this war, is only begun. But it is a work that must go on steadily and unflinchingly, until the men of pretension, of unfounded reputation, of mere theory and no practical power, of brilliant schemes and no execution, who are all just so many dead weights or living drawbacks to cur cause, are enc and all plucked up and flung aside. It is a great work to do, and incompetcncy and pretension are hedged round and kept in their places, by niiiny influences of inslcrcst, friendship, previous reputation, party policy,and many more, all powerful and controlling, that it seems in some instances almost impossible. But the progress of events works wonders. Jso military reputation can stand up against gross blunders and disastrous defeats. The movements of the great machine may seem Slow, but they are very sure. The end is bf certain as fa* c to him who professes, and brags, and promises, but never accomplishes anything. He must inevitably come out of tins crushing machine broken all lo pieces. The mills of war like those of the gods may grind slowly, but they grind exceeding email ' A DIVISION US PRACTICABLE. The Republic cannot exist half free and half slave. Neither can it be divided into two nations, the one tolerating slavery and the other prohibiting it. But suppose we admit the possibility of killing the Union and of bringing half of it to life againwill that restore peace? Nothing more than a restoration of peace is claimed for it, Let us imagine, if we can, a restoration of amity ■without any atonement on the part of the rebel States—stolen property quietly given up, the murder of Northern men passed over in silence, the devastations of war paid by the North, the city of Washington surrendered, the lower Mississippi taken from ns, a cordon of slave States placed between ns and Mexico—let us suppose the North willing to be good natured and accept peace on such terms, then, what? A river and land line is to divide the two nations. On one side is freedom and free institutions ; on the other, bondage and iron despotism. The laborer of the border hates the system which places his sweat and toil on a level with the ox and the ass. He scorns a decree of social and political arrangement which makes him a mere beast of burden, to be ted and clothed as a horse is stabled and foddered, and to yield the fruit of his skill and muscle to the recompense of braises and blows. The lord of the plantation gives back in hate what goes to him in animosity. The born slave, snuffing the bracing air of Northern independence, takes the wings of the morning and flies to more congenial and compensating drudgery. No longer bound ES"* The secession organ in this city has broken ground against the confiscation law. It hesitated for some time before mustering the requisite courage to assail it. But in obedience to its secession instincts and the commands of the ILG.C.'s it has opened a fire-in-the rear on the law. It wants the law repealed and in the meantime not enforced- It Is opposed to confiscating the property of its rebel friends and opposed to the army foraging on the enemy. Well, we accept the issue on the repeal of the' confiscation Act, and propose to argue the question betorc the people, who will render their verdict at the polls, when they elect members of Congress. We contend for the interests of the Union and the Uniou soldiers; the secession print for the confederates and ihe rebel slaveholders. There is do cordial sympathy of views and concert of action between Mr. Waahbninc and the president, «£c. —Secession Times. On the contrary, there is no member of the present Congress whom the president is more anxious to have re-elected than Mr. Washbume, nor is there one that possesses a larger share of tbe president's confidence and esteem. Tile Clotblns for our Volunteers to be manufactured In the State. Eon. EdwinM. Stanton, Secretary of War, Washington, D. C.: Dear Sm: The withdrawal of more than 100,- C(0 of onr citizens from their ordinary business into the volnntecr service has caused a great decrease in the demand for ready made clothing in this State. Some of our largest manufacturers, and especially their employes, many of them females whose husbands and fathers have enlisted, are-suffering pecuniarily from this cause. These manufacturers, I am informed, would he glad to supply the Illinois volunteers with all or a portion of the nnifoTxos necessary to their equipment. lam satisfied that they have the means and facilities to do so, as expeditiously and cheaply as Eastern manufacturers. Under these circumstances, I would respectfully suggest that contracts for, say, at least 25,000 full uniforms be given to parties fn this State. I would also recommend that Assistant Quartermaster ■ be authorized to contract for such uniforms under such restrictions and limitations as yen may see lit to impose. Most respectfully, your obedient servant, RicnAun Tates, Governor. In reply to the above letter, Quartermaster General Meigs informs the governor, by letter on the 23d of August, that this subject has engaged the attention of the quartermaster general’s department, who has sent to Capt Potter (at Chicago), chief quartermaster -of the State of Illinois, the doth to make up the uniforms for the Illinois contingent of the militia, with instructions to enter into contracts, if possible, for the making up of these clothes, with parties in the State. The quartermaster general also writes, that he has authorized Capt. Potter to procure largely of other supplies, such as can be purchased or manufactured in the State or its neighborhood, but not to enter Eastern markets, or the Cincinnati market, and compete with the agents of the United States who are authorized to contract and purchase in those markets. Gen. Meigs concludes by saying that any suggestion upon this matter, to aid in more equitably distributing the expenditures of the government will be gladty received by him. XViPconsiQi The Madison Journal says that Gov. Solomon, Secretary Watson and Adjutant General G a}lord, have thoroughly examined the reports of recruiting officers.and the find enough volunteers have been enlisted to fill up thirtythree regiments the organization of which will be perfected in a few days. The organization of those from the 20th to the 25th inclusive, has been perfected. The 2oth, or Sigel regiment, under Cob Jacobs, is composed of Germans from all parts of the State, the largest portion, however, from-Milwaukee, and is full. The 27th is composed of men from Sheboygan, Monitowoc, Kewanee, Washington and Ozaukee counties. The 2Sth is made up of about COO men from Waukasha county, and 400 from Walworth. The 20th is filled up from Dodge, Jefferson and Dane counties. The 80th, under CoL Dill, gets its men from the Chippewa Vallew region, cxcepttwo companies from Waukasba county. The 31st, Col. Mtnimac, is from Crawford, Grant, lowa, Lifayelte and Green counties. The 32d is taken up in a district running from Dane to Benton counties. The 33d is made np of three or four companies from Grant and the remainder from the southern tier of counties, except Green and Walworth. The Madison Journal says; It will thus he seen that Wisconsin has furnished as volunteers lor infantry service, in round numbers, 33.000 men; ana adding the surplus and those who have gone into the cavalry and artillery service. SS.COJ men have volunteered to fight the battles of t he Union. If out quota under a call for 300,003 meats 11,004, cur quota under a call for 500,000 was 19,800, and me total number of men asked for underfill calls Jor troops is 43,008; so that cur deficiency to draft fur, as icc figure ir, is about 5,000 all of our share of tne call lor 300,000 volunteers havlt-g been furnished, and men ivoluuteered for ;three years to fill mare than half of the call on us for dratted nine months men. P. 8. Since the above was In type, we leara that the governor h js received a dispatch from the untberitiesat Washington—from «faom tie has been endeavoring for some time past, with cot tie most complete success, to learn deflultelywhatWUcontia is credited with,au I what [ was dcfclred of hir—to the effect that Wisconsin's quota of “548,148 volunteers called fur . and furnished” was 21,753, that her quota under each of the calls for 300,000 men was 11,004 from the firet of which the excess of men . furnished on the old call will be deducted, j. As to the exact number thus credited, tbe figures here and at Washington differ - somewhat. The dispatch from Washing-on farther stated that credit would be given to us on this last call, for all volunteers lor ,the old regiment* enlisting prior to the Ist of September. If the whole number needed to fill tbe old regiments—s.9o4—is famished by volunteering, tbe number to be drafted will be very emalL If it la rot, there will be a draft for tbe deficiency and also for tbe deficiency in tbe call for nice months men afier crediting the volunteeisforthe old regiments. Annexed to the United States.— The island of New Shoreham, better known as Block Island, located off tbe coast of Rhode Island, some twenty miles from the main laud, tbe Inhabitants of which have in time psst, except in the matter of accepting a handsome consideration from ambitious Rhode Island politicians for tbeir votes, but exempt from tbe military responsibilities of ci izens of the United States, has been by the Rhode Island Legislature placed on the looting of other good citizens. Hereafter they are subject to draft, a position from which they have been exempted since the organization of the government, * 55?” The announcement by General Cutler that slaves who give information of arms concealed contrary to order by their masters, shall be emancipated, is significant and will prove effective. We sec It stated that negroes never hear of measures that are taken by the government affecting their condition. This If true, should be at once remedied- Our opinion now is that a great many arms, and much ammunition, will see daylight, and come into federal possession by means ot Gen.Butler’s order. A Rich Cnr.—The aggregate value of the real estate in the city of Boston is $163,513,400; personal estate $113,449,900. Total of real and personal $375,963,800. As Boston contains a population of less than 175,000 it gives an average ot nearly $1,600 to each souk Fugitive Slaves.—The Lynchburg Firjininn Bays that a large number of slaves have stampeded from that place during the past few days, and are undoubtedly on their way to the Yankee lines. jsgTA correspondent of the New York Commercial Advertiser, suggests that after the war is over, it might be advisable to send a few men to Nassau and shovel that Ultie island nukauce into the sea. FROM MEMPHIS. [Special Correspondence of the Chicago Tribnne.l Memphis, Aug. 27,1562—10 a. m. Tbe follovring particulars of the recent movement in the vicinity of Vicksburg and the capture by ourgunbcals of the rebel steamer Fairplay, and the 5,000 stand of arms alluded to in the dispatch oi yesterday, came from rebel sources, and as far as it goes, may be re- lied upon as correct; the account dates from Jackson, Miss., August 23, and says; “The report now is that the federal fleet moved up from above Vicksburg,and after a brief assault upon one of our hatteiies below the raft succeeded in capturing it. The battery mounted four guns and was supplied with ammunition and 1,200 or 1,500 men to work and support it. The men were raw militia. It is said that a discharge of three or four shells from the enemy's guns served to throw the ‘radish 1 Into a frightful panic. They fled from their position without returning the fire. The fcderals then took possession of the guns, and, being unable to get them aboard the transports, dragged them into the river and there left them. After an abortive attempt to reach the ratt above was rendered fruitless for lack of depth ot water, the five gunboats left the Yazoo River and went above again, manifesting no desire at present to meddle with Vicksburg. Our authorities ought to learn one thing by this: Raw recruits, particularly militia, will not answer for the defease of positions that arc assailable. It is not expected that the fcderals will assail Vicksburg until cool weather in October sets in. Boring the absence ot tbe enemy, our leaders and men have not been idle. We defy all attempts at capture. You may rest assured that the Insolent foe will be greatly surprised, should he return and take up his old position. The canal is an unmitigated failure. It has been examined. Its base is fully ten feet above tbe water at present. By filling up each end we can effectually preventits cutting through, even at an ordinary stage of water. Tnus fails the last hope of the Yankees iu opening the navigation of the Mississippi River. Gen. Van Dorn visited Vicksburg three or four days ago, but returned to this place (Jackson) yesterday evening. Gen. Breckinridge and a portion of his staff, among others CoL J. Coleman, lately telegraphic operator at Memphis, are here. The Fort Donelson prisoners are daily expected here, unless some ditlieulty originating in our government outlawing Pope and putting bis minions in irons cuxses delay. In the rebel Congress,'the Senate were on the 21st considering Sparrow's bill calling upon all persons liable to militaiy duty to be enrolled wherever and whenever found. Mr. Yancey presented a resolution affirming that war being waged by the United States upon the people, thus justifying each Southern citizen in attacking our forces alone or la organized hands. He advocated also the system of retaliation. It was discussed by Yancey and Wigfall. It was postponed until Monday. In the House, thanks were tendered to Jackson, Johnston and L°e. A bill was introduced declaring Kansas in the lines of the comedtrate States. Tbe Grenada Appeal ot the 33d, in an article on President Lincoln’s call for more troops, says: “Let our people take warning in time. Let thf-m take it for granted that Lincoln can get ull the troops wanted. Let ns prepare for the emergency." It is within the power of the Soutn to put as many men in the field as the North can spare, bnt it is post their wisdom and duty to do it Let it he done without delay. Our armies are on their march to the Ohio River, and should he cheered and strengthened as they go. May God speed and lavor them." Tne military and civil authorities are at lo< geiheads in oifferent parts of ihe confederacy. Lieutenant Feyton of Porter's partisans, and J, tV. Smith are on trial to-day. A man named Salsido, with SIO,OOO iu dry goods, trying to get into secessia, was arrested by pickets yesterday and taken to Irring prison. Crime !s increasing to a fearful extent since the opening of the whisky shops. The first and second weeks of the federal stay here the recorder's court tried bnt 131 cases. The third, fourth, fifth and sixth weeks—whisky free—67l cases, showing conclusively that whisky is working Immense disadvantage to public morals, the rule holding good even in Memphis. POLITICAL. Logan County.—The Democratic county convention met last Thursday at Lincoln, and nominated the following ticket for the November election; Representative —Dr. A. M. Miller, (Sangamon is m tbe district and will have the other representative.) Sheriff— Abraham Mayfield. Cotoj,tr —William A. Coons. The convention recommended William M. Springer of Logan for congress, and Colby Knap ol Logan for Senator, for the district of Sangamon, Logan and Tazewell. Macoupin County.—The Democrats of Macoupin county met in convention on Monday last, and nominated the following ticket: Representative —C. A. Walker. Shefijr— Henry Tappan. Coroner—J. D. Kerr. Missouri.— F. P. Blab, jr. is announced as a candidate for Congress in the Ist district; Henry T. Blow and Tbos. S. Nelson (emancipationist) in the 2d district. lowa* The governor of lowa has decided to officer and rendezvous the new regiments as follows; lOibEeg’t.—Col. Orabb—Keokuk, iiirh “ “ Dyer—Clinton. Slfct *« “ McGregor—Dubuque. £2d “ —'* W. if. stone—lowa City. Wsd “ —*• Wm Dewey—Dcs Moines. 24th “ “ Byam—Sluecatme. isih “ “ uco. A. Stone—Mt. Pheasant. £G'h “ “ JP. Vantiwaker—Clinton. irTth “ “ Wiinaniß—Dubuque. 2Sih “ —“ W. B,Jff:»ler-liWaCP.y. gytfc “ “ T. D. Denton—Council Blalf. 3» it “ “ C. A. Abbott—Keosuk. Slst “ “ W. Smith—Davenport. 3rd “ “ John Scott—Dubuque. 3Sd “ “ Samuel A. Rice—Oakaloosa, S-Uh “ “ Burlington. 3Tuh “ “ Muscatine. 3Gih “ “ Kittndge—Ottumwa. Letter from tlie Negro Robert Small. Robert Small, the negro pilot who brought the rebel steamer Planter out of .Charleston, and delivered her to our naval forces, publishes the following letter in the Washington licpuhHcan: “Mr. Editor: In your paper of yesterday it is stated that an application had been made by me to Senator Pomeroy for a passage to Cential America. I wish it understood that I have made no such application; but, at the same time, I would express my cordial approval of every kind and wise effort for the liberation and elevation of my oppressed race. “After waiting, apparently in vain, for many years for our deliverance, a party consisting of nine men, myself included, of the cif.y of Charleston, conferred freedom on ourselves, five women, and three children; and to the Government of the United Slaves we gave the Piaster, a gunboat which cost nearly $30,000, together with six large gnus, from a 24-poo.adcr howitzer to a lUO-puund Parrott ride. “We are all now in the service of the navy, under the command of our true friend, Reir Admiral Dupont, where we wish to serve till the rebellion and slavery are alike crushed out iorever. Very respectfully, “Robert Small. “Washington, D. C., August 27, 1802.” A Curious St«.ry —Tl»e New Rebel Steamer “R0.400.” According to the followiog statement, furnish! d by the London correspondent of tha Dublin Evening Mail , the new rebel steamer “No. 290,” wnich has just given the rora tbe slip, is an iron-clod and a very formidaile Vessel: “ She can steam from sixteen to eighteen knots an hour; is perfectly seaworthy, for all practical purposes invnl erable, and will prove, to any vessel she may enconoteras formidable an antagonist as our own Warrior, the boast ot the British navy. This Is the 1 No. 200,’ os to whose whereabouts federal cruisers have with reason betrayed such anxiety. It hid -been known for some tame that a large and powerful iron vessel was constructing at the dcckyard of Messrs. Laird, Birkenhead ; but monsters of tbe deep arc so much the ordsr of the day at that establishment that no one troubled his head much about this new production, or cared to remark the great thickness of the plates which were being used. At the very last moment the federal authorities seem to have had their suspicion aroused, for the Tuscorora was dispatched to keep watch in the neighborhood of the dock where she lay, and the southern of Ireland was also strictly watched. ‘No 200,’ meanwhile, apprised of all that was going on, dropped down the river quietly one day, and steamed out into the bay, nominally for her trial tripwith a party of ladles and musicians on board. Instead, however, of returning to moorings at Birkenhead where she would have been kept *in durance vile by tbe Toscarora, she quietly landed her passengers, avoiding Cork, Waterford, etc., in the n.ighborhood of which she might have heard of some'hincnotatallto her advantage, * No. 29v* steamed round by Londonderry and Donegal, and was joined off the west coast of Ireland by tbe steamer which had previously sailed, having on hoard the armament Intended for the Ironsides. Hal she even met the Tnscarora while still unarmed, it was the intention of her captain to try the fortune of war by running stem on at fall speed into her antagonist. ~lt needs no extraordinary discernment to discover what excitement must be caused at the other side of the Atlantic by the arrival of * No. 290.* ” Accident to the Great Eastern. The Great Eastern, which arrived in Flushing Bay on Wednesday, ran on a rock when off Moutauk Point, and stove a hole la her bottom. The accident, however, is not serious, as the rock penetrated only the outer sktn or scale of the ship, leaving the inner one intact. The water leaks through where the iron laps at the junction of the sections, bat It is so slight that her safety Is not impaired. She will be repaired here, U possible; but if this is found to be impracticable, she will return in her present condition for repairs In England. A consultation on the subject of repairing her at this port was held this morning, which was deemed quite satisfactory, and the probability is, that It will be accomplished.—Acw T, ibs<, 29th. Constructive Treason. —Lieut. Commaudcr Barrett, of the Brooklyn Navy Yard; is on trial before a court martial lor constructive treason—bis offense being, as alleged, ordering the workmen of the Navy Yard, while on their way to the Union 'mass meeting at Union Square, to groan for the Abolitionists. THK YAZOO EXPEDITION, Interesting: Narrative of the Capture of the E airplay and the Expedition up the Yazoo River. [Correspondence of tbe Missouri Democrat.] Helena, Ark., August 25,1803. From officers of the ram Switzerland, which returned to this place to'-day, I learn the following particulars of the great success of the expedition which left this place for an indefinite point down the river on the 16th. Cot EUet, who is always restless unless he Is worrying tbe enemy, had proposed, several days before, to Capt. Phelps, in command of tbe Benton, that tney should make an expedition down to a point below the mouth of White, where the rebels were cutting; a military road from the Mississippi to Little Kock; and : again had a conference with Col. Hovey of the S3d Illinois, in reference to another expedition to the same neighborhood- CoL EUet. and Col. Hovey had about concluded to ask for Gen. Curtis* permission to proceed on this last, whun Capt. Fnelps, (having no intention of being leit out when tnere was work to be done,) communicated with the other officers mentioned and signified his intention to take part In the expedition, the result was that the expedition was made up of the gunboats Bunion, Mound City and Gen. Bragg, under command of Capt- Phelps; the rams Switzerland, Monarch, Lioness and Sampson, under command of Col. EUet, and transports Rockett and McDowell, with the 57th Ohio, i the 33d Indiana, forty or fifty cavalry men, and two pieces of artillery on board, under command of Col. Wood, of the 57th Ohio; and to those three seconded by their subordinate officer©, not one of whom but was eager to go, is due the success of the expedition which has resulted in the capture of the immense amount of arms, ammunition and stores. About 3 o’clock on the morning of the 18 Sh, as the whole fleet were nearing me month of tbe Yazoo, something like tbe lights of a steamboat lying to tbe Louisiana shore in ililliken’s bend. '.Che Benton was then considerably in the advance. Her lights were immediately darkened, and a like order sent directly back to tbe other boats of the fleet, and they moved cautiously on down the stream. As they drew nearer they became certain that it was a steamboat. They knew none but a boa* in the rebel service would be in those waters, besides the dim and glimmering light of smouldering camp fires could be seen on the bank of the rivur. Captain Phelps decided not to fire at long range but to come to close quarters at once, as fighting men always do. The boarders were ordered to be ready. The Benton, lightless, noiseless and indistinct as a huge black shadow, rounded to, and the first intimation that the rebels had of her presence was the shout of her boarders as they leaped upon the deck of the captured boat. The alarm was instantly given in the rebel camp on shore, but by this time Col. Wood’s men had landed and poured a volley into their camp, and they every one took to their heels. Forty of them, however, were not fast enough, and were taken prisoners. All of their camp equipage, their baggage and ammunition wagons, a hundred head of horses, mules, &c., were captured. These were captures not to be despised but only when the victors came to examine the boat and her cargo, did they realize the extent of their spoils. She was discovered to he the Fairplay. and her cargo to consist of 5,260 stand ot arms, with tbe same number of accoutrements complete, besides an immense quantity of ammunition in cartridges adapted to the guns, which are mostly new Enfield rifles. In short, it was tbe entire equipment of arms, accoutrements and amiLU ution far an army of nearly 6.000 men. The Fairplay, which is a staunch boat, in good repair, and a valuable capture in herself, had brought the arms from some place in Mis; sissippi which I could not learn, bat which I ! believe, from connecting circumstances, to ■ have been on the Yuzco River. She hadar- L rive dat the place where she was captured at 9 o’clock in the evening, but, as was learned from prisoners, so secure did the reb• els feel that it was determined not to unload ► her until morning, a labor they were not destined to be troubled with. A rebel quartermaster, who was captured, insisted that no train of fortuitous circumstances, nothing but the treachery of some of their own men, could have brought the fleet along at just the nick of time. The importance of the result of this one affair of the expedition will be seen at once; as important a result as a victory gained over an army of 6,000, for it places that number of the enemy out of the field, but better than that, there is not the loss of a single life to weigh the evil balance down against so great a success. If the expedition had accomplished nothing more than the one capture, it could not have been called anything but a great success; but this was not aIL On the morning of the 20th the expedition moved down to Vicksburg,and rcconnoitered, found all quiet in that locality. No change was discoverable in the defense of Vicksburg, the neck, or peninsula opposite, was deserted, and the ditch was dry. From this field, ■where last July little else than time was killed, the expedition started up the Yazoo. It was deemed unsafe to take transports, uu- I protected against artillery, up so narrow a 1 stream where they were liable to be fired into from either bank, or from both at once. So they were left at the mouth of tho river. Col, Wood’s force was then placed onboard tbe rams Monarch, Sampson and Lioness, and these attended by the gunboats started up the river. Rumors had been heard of batteries that the rebels were building at various points along tbe Yszoo. and particularly at Haine’s B!uiT, | which is seventeen miles from its mouth. To | that point the fleet moved slowly up, between shores that never was so silent, so tenantless before; it seemed that some notice bad been given to the few inhabitants, warning them back from the spprr rching fleet. But on approaching Haine’s Bluff, a force was discovered at work throwing up works for a battery. They did not wait, however, to taste the flavor of more than one or two shells before they too took to their heels. The rams immediately larded and took possession of four pieces of artillery, which were found lying on the ground, ready for mounting. T*o of them were very heavy 42-poundcra, these it was found impossible to gjfc on board tbe rams, their weight being greater than the rams could stand, it was therefore decided to explode them. This was accordingly doae. They were loaded—filled to the muzzle with shot, and their huge muzzles hauled around so as to he inserted in the embankment, flow matches lighted, and, as the fleet moved away, they burst, with stunning reports, into pieces. The other two pieces were of smaller cai. hrc, and more easily moved. Tnese were taken on board one of the rams, and are now on board the Switzerland. Of these two one is anew twenty-loor pound ,boat howitzer, and is a splendid piece of Ordnance. Uhe o : her is a singularly antique Mexican gun, having around the breech an inscription in Spanish, oi which I have lost the copy; at one end of the inscription is a representation oi the Spanish crown, and atthe other the figures 1770. This piece is of fine brass, and is very long— alter the pattern of the Long Tom’s of nearly a century ago. It was in all probability one that was captured at some oi the battles in Mexico, aud placed by the government in some of the Southern arsenals as a trophy. Besides these four pieces of artillery, there was a large amount of ammunition; there was mere powder alone than could have been put with any safely on the rams and gunboats; it was, however, of very poor quality, such as Capt. Phelps said he would not use when he could get better. It was, therefore, thrown into the river, as were also a large pile of shot and shell that could not be brought away. From Haine’s Bluff the rams Simson, Monarch Lioness, with Col. "Wood and his command on board, proceeded up the river to the mouth of The Sunfio-vcr, which into the Yazco fifty miles above its mouth, aid at a point ten miles below the raft of timber and fallen trees with which the rebels have obstructed the river. Information had been received by the officers in command of the various divisions of the expedition that a large number of river steamers were secreted up this stream. Tne rams accordingly ascended it some ten or twelve miles until they were obliged to stop, on account of the sha’low water, but without discovering any boats or any signs of the enemy. They then come out of the Sunflower and ascended the TVzoo to the raft, which is sixty miles from the mouth of the river, but Jwith the same result. The officers of the expedition were, however, convinced *by various reports that they heard from the few people alorg the shore, and from two prisoners which were taken at Haine’s Bluff, that there was a a lage number c f river steamers in the upper part of Ihe Yazoo, and also iu the Sunflower. The steamship Star of the West, which was reported a few weeks ago to have come out of the Yazoo, it was ascertained, is lying just above the raft. This only corroborates what was told me in Memphis a few days ago, by a ccutleman who had lately returned from the Yazoo. He said that the Star of the West was lying at the upper end of the raft. He also reported the Edward J. Gay, the John Walsh and others, lyiog some miles above Yazoo City. Only three or four boats were at Yazoo City. From the best information that Cols. Ellet and Wood, and Captain Puelps could get, they were disposed to believe that the. Star of the West had been completed as a ram and gunboat, similar to, but more formidable than the Arkansas. The only particulars of her construction that they could arrive at was that she had been razeed, covered with a shot-proof roof, and now mounts twelve guns. This, it will be remembered, was whether armament was stated at, when it was reported, a faw weeks ago, that she bad come out of the Yazoo. There is no doubt but she is there, and not much doubt that she has been transformed from a steamship into a formidable ram. The rebels have had her in a plice where they have been enti rely unmoles U d —they have bad abundance of time, and think with the experience they have had in the Merrimic, the Manassas, and the Arkansas, ought to enable them to produce a more formidable Teasel than either of those three. The only question is, are they to be alio wed to complete her, if she is not already completed ? and are they to be allowed to bring her out, as iu the case ot the Arkansas, unmolested, until such a time as attempts at molestation wUI be made in yain? All About Salt. Got. Letcher, of Virginia, has issued the following proclamation, convening the Legislature of that State: "Whereas, It is represented by many citizens of this State that it is impossible to obtain supplies of tbe necessary article of salt, except at fabulous prices, and even then not 4n sufficient quantities to supply tbe demand, and a portion of the salt works of the commonwealth, from which a large quantity ol salt was derived being in the possession of the public enemy. And whereas, The importation of foreign salt has been prevented by the blockade of our ports, and it is not probable that the demand cau be supplied from that source; and the season is rapidly advancing when It will be necessary to salt up mea’s for the ensuing year toprovlde our armies and people with suitable provision Therefore he deemed : it advisable to convene the general assembly to take the subject into consideration. TOE PACIFIC RAILROAD ACT. AN ACT to aid the Construction of a Railroad and Telegraph Line from the Missouri Elver to the Pacific ocean, and to secure to the Government, the use of the tame for Postal, Military and other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Walter S. Burges, William P. Blodgett, Benjamin H. Chcevcr, Charles Fosdick Fletcher, of Rhode Island; Augustas Brewster, Henry P. Haven, • Cornelius 8. Bushnell, Henry Hammond, of Connecticut; Isaac Sherman,Deaußlchmond, Royal Phelps, William H. Ferry, Henry A. Paddock, Lewis J. Stancliff, Charles A- Secor, Samuel R. Campbell, Alfred E. Tilton, John Anderson, Azariah Boody, John S. Kennedy, TT Carver, Joseph Field, Benjamin F. Camp, Orville W. Childs. Alexander J. Bergen, Ben. Holliday, D. N. Barney, S. DeWitt Bloodgood, Wm. H. Grant, Thomas W. Olcott, Samuel B. Reggies, James B. Wilson, of New York; Ephraim Marsh, Charles 3L Harker, of New Jersey; John Edgar Thomas, Benjamin Keyword, Joseph H. Scranton, Joseph Harrison, George W. Cass, John S. Biyant, Daniel J. Moreli, Thomas M. Howe, William F. Johnson, Robert Finney, John A. Green, E. B. Myre, Charles F. Wells, junior, of Pennsylvania ; Noah L. Wilson, Amasa Stone, William H. Clement, S. S. L’Hommedku, John Brongh, William Dennison, Jacob Blickensdcrfer, of Ohio; William M. ilcPherson, R. W. Wells, Willlard P. Hall, Armstrong Beatty, John Corby, of 3lissouri; S. J. Hensley, Peter Donahue, C. P. Huntington, T. D. Judah, Jas. Bailey, James T. Ryan, Charles Hosmer, Charles Marsh, D. O. Mills, Samuel Bell, Louis McLane, George W. Mo ve, Charles McLaughlin, Timothy DameJJohn R. Robinson, of California; John Atchison and John D. Winters, oftheTerritoryofNevada; JohnD. Campbell, R. N. Rice, Charles A. Trowbridge and Ransom Gardnfr,Charies W. Penny, Charles T. Gorham, William McConnell, of Michigan; William F. Coolbangb. Lucius H. Langworthy, Hugh T. Reid, Hoyt Sherman, Lyman Cook, Samuel R. Curtis, Lewis A. Thomas, Platt Smith, ol Iowa; William B. Ogden, Charles G. Hammond, Henry Famnm, Amos C. Babcock, W. Seldon Gale, Nehemiah Bush- Dell and Lorenzo Bull, of Illinois; William H. Swift, Samuel T. Dana, John Bertram, Franklin S. Stevens, Edward R. Tinker, of Massachusetts; Franklin Gorin, Labin J. Bradford and John T. Levis, of Kentucky;* James Dunning, John 3L Wood, Edwin Noyes, Joseph Eaton, of Maine; Henry H. Baxter, Geo. W. Collemer, Henrv Keyes, Thomas H. Canfield, of Vermont; William S. Land. A. 31. Berry, Benjamin F. Harding, of Oregon; William Bunn, jr., John Gatlin, Levi Sterling, Jobn Thompson, EiihuL. Philips, Walter D. McXndoe, T. B. Stoddard,E. H. Broadhead, A. H. Virgin, of Wisconsin; Charles Paine, Tho’s H. 3lorris, David C. Brandham, Samuel Han- L na, Jonas Votaw, Jesse L. Williams, Isaac C. > Elston, of Indiana; Tbos. Swan, Chauncey * Brooke, Edward Wilkins,of 3liryland; Francis . R. E. Cornell, David Blakely, A. D. Seward, , Henry A. Swift, Dwight Woodbury, John i 31cCusick, Johnß. Jones, of Minnesota; Jo sephA. Gilimore, Charles W. Woodman, of , New Hampshire; W. H. Grimes, J. C. Stone, ) Chester Thomas. John Kerr, Werter R. Davis, Luther C. Challis, Josiah Miller, of Kansas; Gilbert C. Monell and Augustus Kouutz, T. 31. 3larquette, Wm. H. Taylor, Alvin Saunders, ol Nebraska; John Evans, of Colorado; together with five commissioners to be appointed by the Secretary of the Interior, and all persons who shall or may be associated with them, and their successors, are hereby created and erected into a body corporate and politic in deed and in law, by the name, style, and title of “The Union Pacific Railroad Companyand by that name shall have perpetual succession, and shall be able to sue and to be sued, plead and be impleaded, defend and be defended, in all courts of law and iquity within the United States, and may make and have a common seal; and the said corporation is hereby authorised and empowered to lay out, locate, construct, furnish, maintain and enjoy a continuous railroad and telegraph, with the appurtenances from a foint on the one hundredth meridian of -ytgilude west from Greenwich, between the south margin of the valley of the Republican Hirer and ibe north, margin of the valley oi. the Platte River, in the Territory of Nebraska, to the western boundary of Nevada Territory, upon the route and terms hereinafter provided, and is hereby vested with all the powers, privileges and immunities necessary id carry into tllect the purpose ot this act as herein Set forth. The capital stock of said company shall consist of 10U,000 shares of SI,OOO each, which shall be subscribed for and held in not more than 2CO shares by any one person, and shall be translerable in such manner as the by-laws of said corporation shall provide. Tne persons herciabelore named, together with Those to be appointed by the Secretary of the luteiior, are hereby constituted and appointed commissioners, and such body shall be called the Board of Commissioners of the Union Pacific Railroad and Telegraph Company, and twenty-five shall constitnte a quorum for the transaction of business. The first .meeting of said baard shall be held at Chicago, at such time as the commissioners from Illinois herelierein named shall appoint, not more than three nor less than one month after the passage of this act, notice of which shall be given by them to the other commissioners by depositing a call thereof in the postollice at Chicago, post paid, to their address at lea-st forty days before said meeting, and also by publishing said noticp In one daily newspaper in each of the cities of Chicago and Sr. .Louis. Said board shall organize by the choice from its number of a president, secretary and treasurer, and they shall require from said treasurer such bonds as may be deemed proper, and may from lime to time increase the amount thereof as they may deem proper. It shall be the duty of said board of commissioners to open books, or cause books to be opened, at such times, and la such principal cities in the United States as they, or a quorum of them sb*' 11 determine, to receive Bubserip*ions to the capital stock cf said corporation, and a cash payment of ten per centum on all subscriptions, and to receipt therefor. So soon as 2,0€0 shares shall be in good faith sabscribed for, and ten dollars per share actually paid into the treasury or th§ company, the ;said president and secretary of said board of commissioners shall appoint a time ard place for the first meeting ot the subscribers to the stock ot said company, and shall give notice thereof- in at least one newspaper in each State in which subscription books have been opened at least thirty days previous to the day of meeting, and such subscribers as shall attend the meeting so-called, cither in person or by proxy, shall then and there efect by ballot not less than thirteen din ctcrs for said corporation; and in snea election each share o! the said capital shall entitle the cwoerthereof to one vote. The president and secretary of the board of commissioners shall act as inspectors of said election, and shall certify under their hands the names of the directors elected at said meeting; and the said commissioners, treasurer and secretary sball then deliver over to said directors all the properties, subscription books and other books in their possession, and thereupon the duties of said commissioners and the officers previously appointed by them sball cease and determine forever, and thereafter the stockholders shall constitute said body politic and corporate. At the time of the first and each triennial election of directors by the stockholders, two additions! directors shall be appointed by the president of the United States, who shall act with the body of directors, and to be denominated directors on the part of the government; any vacancy happening in the government directors, at any time, may be filled by the president of the United Slates. The directors to be appointed by the president shall not be stocknoldera in the U oion Pacific Railroad Company. The directors so chosen shall, as soon as may be after their election, elect from their own number a president and vice president, and shall also electa treasurer and secretary. No person shall be a director in said company unless he shall be a bona fide owner of at least five shares cf stock in the said company, except the two directors to be api-oinfedby the president as aforesaid. Said company, at any regular meeting of the stockholders called lor that purpose, shall have power to make by-laws, rules and regulat ions as they shall deem needful and proper, touching the dirposi'ion of the stock, property, estate, and effects of the company, not inconsistent herewith, the transfer of shares, the term of office, duties and conduct of ther officers aud servants, and all matters whatsoever which mey appertain to the concerns of said company ; and the said board of directors shall have power to appoint such engineers, agents and subordinates as may from time to time be necessary to carry into effect the object of this act, and to do all acts and things touching the locetion and construction of said road and telegraph. Said directors may require payment of subscriptions to the stock, after dne notice, at such times and in such proportions as they shall deem necessary to complete the railroad and telegraph within the time in this act prescribed. Said president, vice president and directors shall hold their office for three years, and until their succes-_ sors are duly • elected and qualified, or if such less time as the by-laws of the corporatiod may prescribe; and a majority of said directors snail constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. The secretary aud treasurer shall give such bonds, with such security as the said board shall fromtimeto time require, and ah nil hold their offices at the will and pleasure of the directors. Annual meetings of the stockholders of the said corporation, for the choice of officers (when they are to be chosen) and forthe transaction ot annual business, shall be holden at such, time and place and upon such notice as may be prescribed in the by-laws. Sec. S. And be it further enacted. That the right of way through the public lands be, and the same is hereby granted to said company for the construction of said railroad aod telegraph line; and the right, power, and authority is hereby given to said company to take from the public lands adjacent to the Jide of said road, earth, stone, timber, aud other materials for the thereof ; said right of way is granted to said railroad to the extent of two hundred feet in width on each side of said railroad where It may pass over the public lands, including all necessary grounds for stations, buildings, workshops, and depots, machine shop?, switches, side tracks, turn-tables, and water stations. The United States shall extinguish as rapidly as may be the Indian titles to all lands falling under the operation - of this act and required for the said right of way. and grants hereinafter made. Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, Thatthere be and is hereby granted to the said company, for the purpose of aiding in the construction of said railroad and telegraph line, and to secure the safe and speedy transportation of the mails, troops, munitions of war, and public stores thereon, every alternate section of public land designated by odd numbers, to the amount of five alternate sections per mile on each side of said ra Iroad, on the line thereof, _ and within the limits of ten miles on each side of said road, not sold, reserved or other vise disposed of by tie United States, and to which a pre-emption or homestead claim may not have attached, at the time the line of said road is definitely fixed: Provided, that all mineral lands shall be excepted from the operation of this act; but where the same shall contain timber, the timber thereon Is hereby granted to said company. And all such lands so granted-by this section, which shill not be sold or disposed of by said company within three years after the entire road shall have aSSS?«S2S been completed, shall be subject to settlement and pre-emption, like other lands, at & price not exceeding one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre, to be paid to said company. Sec. 4. And he it further enacted, Tint whenever said company shall have completed forty consecutive miles of any portion of said railroad and telegraph line, ready for the service contemplated by this act, and snpplied with all necessary drains, culverts viaducts, crossings, sidings, bridges, turnout*, wa'.erplaces, depots, equipments, furniture, and all other appurtenances ot a first-class railroad, the rails and all the other iron used in thecoEß'ructicn and equipment of said road to be American manufacture of» the beet quality, the president of the United States shall appoint three commissioners to examiae the same and report to him in relation thereto; and if it shall appear to him that forty consecutive miles of said railroad and telegraph line have been completed and equipped in all respects as required by this act, then, upon certificates of said commissioners to that effect, patents shall issue conveying the right and title to said lands to said company, on each side of the road as far as the same is completed, to the amount aforesaid; and patents shall in like manner issue as each forty miles of said railroad and telegraph line are completed, upon certificate ot said commissioners. Any vacancies occurring in said board of commissioners by death, resignation, or otherwise, shall be filled by the president of the United States: Provided, however, That no such commissioners shall be appointed by the president of the United States unless there shall be presented to him a statement, verified on oath by the president of said company, that such forty miles have been completed, in the manner required by this act, and setting forthwith certainty the points where such forty miles begin, and where the same end; which oath shall be taken before a judge of a court of record. Sec. 5. And he it further enacted, That for the purposes herein mentioned the secretary of the treasury shall, upon the certificate in writing of said commissioners of the completion and equipment of forty consecutive miles of said railroad and telegraph, lu accordance with the provisions of this act, issue to said company bonds of the United States of $1,009 each, payable in thirty years after date, bearing six per centum per annum interest, (said interest payable semi annually) which interest may be paid in United States Treasury Notes, or any other money or currency which the United States have or shall declare lawful money and a legal tender, to the amount of sixteen of said bonds per mile for such section of forty miles; and to secure there payments to the United States, as hereinater provided, of the amount of bonds so issued and delivered to said company together with all interest thereon which shall have been paid to the United States, the issue of said bonds and delivery to the company shall ipso facto constitute a first mortgage on the whole line of the railroad and telegraph together with the rolling stock, fixtures and property of every kind and description, and in consideration of which said bonds may be issued; and on the refusal or failure of said company to redeem said bonds, or any part of them,’ when required so to do by the secretary of the treasury, in accordance with the provisions of this act, the said road, with all the rights, functions, immunities, and appurtenances thereunto belonging, and also all lands granted to the said company by the United States, which, at the time of said default, shall remain in the ownership ot said company, may be taken possession of by the secretary of the treasury for the use and benefit of the United States; Provided, Tuis section shill not apply to that part of any road now constructed. Sec. 6. And he it further enacted, That the grants aforesaid are made upon condition that said company shall pay said bonds at maturity, and shall keep said railroad and telegraph line in and use, and shall at all lime transmit dispatches over said telegraph line, and tiansport mails, troops and munitions of war, supplies and public stores upon said railroad for the government, whenever required to do so by any department thereof, an d that the goa eminent shall at all times have the preftrenee in the use of the same for all the purposes aforesaid, (it fair and reasonable raxes uf compensation, not to exceed the amounts paid by private parlies for the same kind of service;) and all compensation for seivices rendered for the government shall he applied to the payment of said bonds and interest until the whole amount is fully paid. Said company may also pay the United States, wholly or in part, in the same or other bonds, treasury notes, or other evidences ol debt against the United States, to be allowed at par; and after said road is completed, until said bonds and interest are paid, at least five per centum of the net earnings ot said road shall also be annually applied to the payment thereof. Sec. 7. And he it further enacted. That said company shall file their assent to this act, under the seal of said company, in the department of the interior, wilhin one ycaraffcer the 1 passage of this act, and shall complete said railroad add telegraph from the point of be| ginning as hereinafter provided, to the west-1 trn boundary of Nevada Territory before the I first day of July, one thousand eight hundred I ard seventy-four; Provided, Tuat within two years after the passage of this act, said company shall designate the general route ot said road, as near as may be, and i shall file a map ot the same In the department j of the interior, whereupon the secretary ofthe interior shall cause the lands within fifteen mill s of said designated route or routes to be withdrawn from pre-emption, private entry and sale; and when any portion of said route shall be finally located, the secretary ot the interior shall cause the said lands hereinbefore granted to be surveyed and set off as fast as may be necessary lor the purposes herein named; Provided, that, in fixing the point of connection of the main trunk with the eastern connections, it shall be fixed at the most practicable point for the constructlou of the lowa and Missouri branches, os hereinafter provided. Sec. 8. And he it further enacted, That the line of said railroad and telegraph shall mence at a point on the one hundredth meridian of longitude west from Greenwich, between the south margin of the valley ot the Republican River and the north margin of the valley of the Platte River, iu the Territory of Nebraska, at a point to be fixed by the President of the United States, after actual surveys; thence running westerly upon the most direct, central, and practicable route, through the ttrritorics of the United States, to the western boundary of the Territory of Nevada, there to meet and connect with the line of the Central Pacific Railroad Company of California. Snc. 9. And he it further enacted. That the Leavenworth. Pawnee, and Western Railroad Company of Kansas are hereby authorized to construct a railroad and telegraph line from the Missouri River, at the month of the Kansas River, on the south side thereof, so as to connect with the Pacific railroad of Missouri, to the aforesaid point, on the one hundredth meridian oflongitude west from Greenwich, as herein provided, upon the same terms and conditions in all respects as are provided in this act for the construction of the railroad and telegraph line first mentioned, and to meet and connect with the same at the meridian of longitude aforesaid; and in case the general rente or line of road from the Missoni! River to the Rocky Mountains should be so locuted as to require a departure northwardly from the proposed line of said Kansas railroad before it reaches the meridian ot longitude aforesaid, the location of said Kansas road shall be made so as to conform thereto; and said railroad through Kansas shall be so located between the mouth of the Kansas River, as aforesaid, and the aforesaid point, on the one hundredth meridian of longitude, that the several railroads from Missouri and lowa, herein authorized to connect with the same, can make connection within •the limits prescribed in this act, provided the same can be done without deviating from the general direction of the whole line to the Pacific coast. The route in Kansas west of the meridian at Fort Riley, to the aforesaid point, on the one hnndredcu meridian of longitude, to he subject to the approval of the president of the United States, and to be determined by him on actual survey. And said Kansas company may proceed to build said railroad to the aforesaid point, ou the one hundredth meridian of longitude west from Greenwich in the territory of Nebraska. Tue Central Pacific Railroad Company of California, a corporation existing under the laws of the State of California, are hereby authorized to constrncta railroad and telegraph Hue from the Pacific coast, at or near San Francisco, or the navigable waters of the Sacramento River to the eastern boundary of California, upon the same terms and conditions, in all respects, as are contained in this act for the construction of said railroad and telegraph line first mentioned, and to meet and connect with the first mentioned railroad and telegraph line on the eastern boundary of California. Each of gaid companies shall’file their acceptance of the conditions of this act in the Department ofthe Interior within six months alter the passage of this act. Sec. 10. And be U further enacted, That the i said company chartered by Uie State of Kansas shall complete ICO miles of their said rood, commencing at the mou f h of the Kansas River as aforesaid, within two years afrer filing their assent to the conditions of thU act, as hereto provided, and 100 miles per year thereafter until the whole is completed; and the said Central Pacific Railroad Company of Califor- , nia shall complete fifty miles of their said road within two tears after filing their assent to the provisions of this act, as herein provided, and fifty miles per year thereafter until the whole is completed; and after completing their toads, respectively, said companies, or either , of them, may unite upon equal terms with the I first named company In constructing so much of said railroad and telegraph line and branch , railroads and telegraph lines in this act hereinafter mentioned, through the Territories from tbe State of California to the Missouri | River as shall then remain to be constructed, on the same terms and conditions as provided in Ibis act to relation to the said Union Pacific : Railroad Company. And the HmnibalaudSL Joseph Railroad, the Pacific Railroad Company of Missouri, and the first named company, or editor of them, on filing their assent to this act, as aforesaid, may unite upon equal terms, under this act, with the said ; Kansas companv, to constructing said railroad and telegraph, to said meridian of longitude, with the consent of the said State of Kansas; and to case said- first-named company shall complete their line to the eastern boundary of California before it is completed across said stale by the Central Pacific Railroad Company of California, said * first-named company is hereby authorized to continue to constructing the same through California with the consent ot said state, upon tbe terms mentioned to this act, until such roads shall meet and connect, and the whole line of said railroad; and telegraph is Completed;'and the Central Pacific Railroad Company of California, after complettogrits'road across said state; Is authorized to continue the construction of said railroad and telegraph“through the territories of the United States to theMissonri River, including the branch roads specified in this act, upon the routes hereinbefore and hereinafter Indicate, on the terms and conditions provided In this act to relation to the said Union Pacific Railioad Company, until said roads shall meet and connect, and the whole line of said railroad and branches and telegraph is completed. Sec. 11. And he it further enacted, Taat for 800 miles of said road most mountainous and difficult of construction, to-wit; 150 miles westwuidly from the eastern bass of; the Rocky Mountains, and 150 miles eastwardly from the wettom Base of the Sierra Nevada mcunt&toE, Bald point to be fixed by the President of the United States, the bonds to be issued to tdd iii the construction thereof shall be treble the number per mile hereinbefore provided, and the same shall be issued, nod the lands herein granted be set apar fc , upon the construction of every twenty miles thereof, upon the certificate of the commissiontis as aforesaid that twenty consecutive miles of the same are completed; and between the sections last named of 150 miles dch the bonds to be issued to aid lathe con- struction thereof shall be double the number per mile first mentioned, and the same shall be issued, and the lands herein granted be set apart, upon the construction of every twenty miles thereof, upon the certificate of the commissioners as aforesaid that twenty consecutive miles of the same are completed; Provided, That no more thin 50,000 of sad, bones shall be issued uuder this act to aid in constructing the main line of said railroad and telegraph. Sec. 13. And 6c it further enacted , That whenever the route of said railroad shall' crossfire boundary of any State or Territory, or said meridian of longitude, the two companies meeting or uniting there shall agree upon its location at that point, with reference to the most direct and practicable through route, and in case of diff-irence between them as to said location, the President of the United States shall determine the said location ; the companies named in each Slate and territory to locate the road across the same between the points so agreed upon, except as herein provided. The track upon the entire line of railroad and branches fch ll be of nniform width, to be determined by the President .of the United States, so that, when completed, cars can be ran from the Missonii River to the Pacific coast; the grades and curves shall not exceed the maximum grades and curves of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad; the whole line of said railroad and branches and telegraph shall be operated and used for all purposes of communication? travel, and transportation, so far as the public and government are concerned, as one connecting, continuous line; and the companies herein named in Missouri, Kansas and California, filing their assent to the provisions of this act, shill receive and transport all iron rails, chairs, spikes, ties, timber, and all materials required for constructing and furnishidg said first mentioned line between the aforesaid point, on the one hundredth me red lan of longitude and western boundary of Nevada Territory, when- ever the same is required by said first-named company, at cost, over that portion of the roads ol said companies constructed under the provisions of this act. Sec. 13. And be it further enacted , That the Hannibal and St. Joseph Riilroad Company of Missouri may extend its road from St. Joseph via Atch'son to connect with the road through Kansas, upon filing its assent to the provisions of this act upon the same terms and conditions in all respects, for one hundred miles in length next to the Misonri River, as are provided in this act for the construction of the railroad and telegraph line first mentioned, and may for this purpose, use any railroad charter which has been or may be granted by the Legislature of Kansas; Provided, That if actual survey shall render it desirable, the said company raav construct their road, with the consent of the Kansas legislature, on the mostdirect and practicable route west from Sc. Joseph, Miisouri, so as to connect and unite with the road leading from the western boundary of lowa, at any point east of the one hundredth meridian of west longitude, or with the main trunk road at said point; but in no event shall lands or bonds be given to said company, as herein di- I recced, to aid in the construction of their said 1 road for a greater distance than one hundred miles. And the Leavenworth, Pawnee aad Western Railroad Company of Kansas may construct their road from Leavenworth to unite with the roid through Kansas. Sec. 14. And be it farther enacted. That the said Union Pacific Railroad Company is hereby authorized and required to construct a single line of railroad and telegraph from a point on the western boundary of the State of lowa, to be fixed by the President of the United S'alcs, upon the most direct and practicable route, to be subject to his approval, so as to form a connection with the lints of said com- 1 any at some point on the one hundredth meridian of longitude aforesaid, from the point of commencement on the western boundary ot the State of lowa, upon the same terms and conditions, in all respects, as are contained in this act for the construction of the said railroad and telegraph first mentioned; and the said Union Pacific Railroad company shall complete one hundred miles of the road and telegaaph in this section provided lor in two years utter tiling their assent to the conditions of this act, as by the terms of this act required, and at the rate ot ICO miles per year thereafter, until the whole is completed: Provided , That a failure upon the part of said company to make said connection intbe time aforesaid, and to perform, the obligation! imposed on said company by this section and to operate said road in the same manner as the main line shall be operated, shall forfeit to the government of the United States ail the rights, priveleges and franchises granted to and conferred npon said company by this act. And whenever there shall be a line of railroad completed through Minnesota or lowa to Sioux City then the said Pacino Railroad company is hereby authorized and required to construct a railroad and telegraph from said Sioux City upon the most direct and practicable route to a point on, and so as to connect with, the branch railroad and telegraph in this section hereinbefore mentioned, or with the said Union Pecltic railroad, said point of junction to be fixed by the President of the United States, not further than the .one hundredth meridian of longitude aforesaid, and on the same terms and conditions as provided in this act for the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad as aforesaid, and to complete the same at the rate of one hundred miles per year; and should said company fall to comply with the requirements of this act in relation to the said Sioux City railroad and telegraph, the said comp my shall suffer the same forfeitures prescribed ia relation to the lowa branch railroad and telegraph hereinbefore mentioned. Sec. 15. And he it further enacted, That any other railroad company now incorporated, or hereafter to be incorporated, shall have the right to connect their road with the road and branches provided for by this act, at such places and upon such just and equitable terms as the president of the United States may prescribe, wherever the word Company is used in this act it shall be construed to embrace the words their associates, successors and assigns, the same as if the words bad been properly added thereto. Sec. 10, he it further enacted. That at any time after the passage of this act all of the railroad companies named herein, aud assenting hereto, or any two or more of them, are authorized to form themselves into one consolidated company; notice of snch consolidation, in writing, shall be tiled in the Department of the Interior, and such consolidated company shall thereafter proceed to construct said railroad and branches and telegraph line upon the terms and conditions provided In this act. Sec. 17. And he it further enacted, That in case said company or companies shall fail to comply with tbe terms and conditions of this act by not completing said road and telegraph and branches within a reasonable time, or by not keeping the same in repair and use, but shall permit the same, for au unreasonable time, to remain unfinished, or out of repair, and unfit for use, Congress may pa3s any act to insure the speedy completion of said road and branches, or put the same in repair and use, and may direct the income of said railroad aud telegraph line to be thereafter devoted to the use of the United States, to pay all such expenditures caused by the default and neglect of snch company or companies: Provided, Tuat if said roads are not completed, so as to form a continuous line of railroad, ready for use, from, tbe Missouri River to tbe navigable waters of thaSacramento River in California, by the first day of July, eighteen hundred and seventy-six, the whole of all said railroads before mentioned and to be constructrd under the provisions of this act‘,l ogether with all their furniture, fixtures, rolling stock, machine shops, lands tenements and hereditaments, and property of every bind and character, shall be forfeited to and be taken possession of by the United States; Provided, That of the bands of the United States in this act provided to be delivered for any and all parts of the roads to be constructed east of the one hundredth meridian of west longitude from Greenwich, and for any part of tbe road west of the west foot of tbe Sierra Nevada mountains, there shall be reserved of each part and instalment twentyfive per centum, to he aud remain iu tbe United States treasury, undelivered, until ssid road and all parts thereof provided for in this act are entirely completed; and of all the bonds provided to be delivered for the said road, between the two points aforesaid, there shall be reserved out ot each installment fifteen per centum, to be and remain in the treasury un*il the whole of tbe road provided lor in this act is fully completed; and if the ea'd read, or any part thereof, shall fail of completion at tlie time limited therefor in this act, then and in that case the said part of said bonds so reserved shall be forfeited to the United Stages. Sec. IS. A7ul be it further enacted. That whenever it appears that the net earnings of the entire read and telegraph, including the amount allowed for services rendered for the United States,alter deductlngall expenditures, including repairs and the furnishing, running and managing of said road, shall exceed ten per centum upon its cost, exclusive ot the five per centum to be paid to the United States, Congress may reduce the rates of fare thereon, if unreasonable in amount, and may fix and establish the same by law. And the better to accomplish the object of this act, namely, to promote the public interest and welfare by the - construction, of sail railroad and telegraph line, and keeping the same in working order, and to secure to the government at all limes (but particularly in time of war) the use and benefits of the same for pOi tal, military and other purposes, Congress may, at: ny time, having due regard for the rights of said companies named herein, and to, alter, amend, or repeal this act. Sec. 19. And be it further enacted . That the several railroad companies hereiirnamed are authorized to enter into an arrangement with the Pacific Railroad company, the Overland Telegraph company, and the California | State Telegraph company, so that tbe present line of telegraph between the Missouri River and San Francisco may be moved npon or along the line of said railroad and branches aa fast as said road and branches are bnilt; and if said, arrangement he entered into, and the transfer ofsaidtelegranhlinehe made in accordance therewith to ‘tie line of said railroad and branches, such transfer shall, for all purposes of this act, be held and considered a f olQHment on the part of said railroad the provisions of this act in regard to the construction of said line of telegraph. And. in case of disagreement, said telegraph companies are authorized to remove their line of telegraph along and npon the line of railroad herein contemplated without prejudice to the rights of said railroad companies named herein. Sec. 20. And he it further enacted. That the ccmoration hereby created and the roads connected therewith, under the provisions ofthls act, shall make to the secretary of the treasury an annual report wherein, Khali be set forth — , ' First. The names of the stockholders, and their places of iresidence, so ferns the same can be a* certained; . 1 Second. JThe names and residence of the directors, and all other officer of the company; Third. The amount ot stock subscribed, and rite amount thereof actually paid ia; Fourth. A description of the lines of road surveyed, of the lines thereof fixed upon for the comtrucioa of the road, and the cost of sneh surveys; Fiitb. The amount received from passengers on the road; Sixth. The amount received for freights thereon; Seventh. A statement of the expenses of Eaid road and its fixtues; Eighth. A statement of the Indebtedness of said company, setting forth the various kinds thereof. 'Which report shall be sworn to by the president of the said company, and shall be presented to the Secretary of the Treasury on or before the first day of July in each year. Approved July 1, 15C2. ©tneral 'Natices. QUR GREAT REffl-ISSIAI CLOSING OUT SALE "W ill Commence Monday, Aug. 4th. Look out for the GREATEST BARGAINS ever known in SUMMER GOODS WE WILL figT.r. ENGLISH BAREGE, for Six Cents & yard. moZAHZBIQCES, for Six Cents a yard* WOOL VALEITIAS, for One Shilling. PACIFIC DE LAINBS, For One Shilling. Embroidered Lisle Grenadine, for one and sixpence. Paris Printtd Bareges, worth six shillings, for one and six and two shillings. Real French Organdies for one shilling. Lawn? and Muslins of every kind, for one-half regular price*-. EDk Muslins and Grenadines, for two shillings. Best Crape Maretz, Imported, lor two shillings. WOVE DRESS GOODS, Of every description, for half price. En hroldercd Grenadines, worth six shmings to dollar, for two and three shillings. Foamier BDk Popdns*, for one and six peace, bummer Silks, ereatlv reduced. Silk Mantles, Barege Mantles, and SUMMER SHAWLS, AT HALF PRICK. Having determined to CLOSE OUT AT ONUS, our entli* stock of Summer goods of every description, they will positively be sold FROM THIS DATE 41 Unprecedented low Prices, And without regard to cost or value. To secure a good selection, call early. W. £l. ROSS & CO., 167 d; 169 Lake Street* au^-tSPS-Sm yyOODEN WARS, BROOMS. BROOM CORN, 95 So. Water-st, Chicago, 95 For sale at the Lowest Oash Prices. The Urges', steck of WOODEN WARE, (Painted and Plain.) WILLOW AHD CEDAR WARE, Cordage, Twine, CORN BASKETS, Braom Maker's Stock, 4C, 4C„ &C„ Ever Brought to tliis City. NATHANIEL WHITE, gepl-u43-2m 95 8- TYatcr-tt, Chicago. OKOOM CORN EXCHANGE, Jl) We Invite consignments of O ROOM OORN, Have AMPLE STORAGE, make advances, and offer Special ladnccmeuts By e>vlpc oar patron? the benefit of prices paid by consumers !n the EAST AND CANADA* AH enuniiics prompt!? an-wered. UAYPLETEA & SHELDON, Commission Merchants, 243 South Water-st. WM, D. HARRIS, WHOLESALE DRUGGIST, 87 S. WATER ST., CHICAGO, Keep. a fall assortment ot Drugs, Chemicals and Dye-Stuffs, —ALSO— Soap Makers’ Stock, Match. Makers’ Stock, Tanner’s Stock* At lowest market price. BepX-ul»-2m GOTS AND SHOES The subscriber? wouM announce that their FALL STOCK, Now In Store, ha* been Selected witb Special Carc 9 To meet the wants of our patrons. It may be proper to state that nor facilities for supplying the wants of merchants in onr line arc unsurpassed. and that givldg ou»; oar orders early In the reason, and securing contracts previous to the great rise It labor and stock, securtd a full sopply of goods, which we can sell much lower than If purchased at the present time. These goods are Jor sale at t >e lowest market prices forCASH OK SHOUT AfI'KOVED CREDIT, and we ask thos® who are buying, to examine our stock before making purchases els* where, b DJGGETT, BASSETT & HILLS. Sfpl-u2B-lm 29 and 31 Lake street. TO THE LADIES. Wo are receiving large stocks of SKIRTS, CORSETS, Hosiery, &c., Which will be sold at less than the present rates oflmportHtlon. As all classes of goods are daily advancing; customers will find It advantageous to nay soon. GRATES «fc IRVIWE, 18 LAKE STREET. AVIS’ RHUBARB WINE. GEO. B. DAVIS, cf the Morgan Gardena, Has now in market and for sale a large stock of his DeUcioos 1859 RHUBABD WINE OF HIS OWN MANUFACTURE, Th*relß no belter Wine In this market for table drink or for invalids. Drs. Miller, Dock & Ingalls, and other eminent pbyslcUns, giv** It their hearty re commendation and at e min* it In their practice. For pale at Back A Rayner's. pryan’s. Gale Bros, and O’Hara’s Drug Stores; also, at John Wright’s veil known estab'lshioent. op ooilte the Con-t H-mse. Orders addressed to GEO. B. DAVIS. P. O. Box 3011, wid meet with prompt attention. au3on2Mw GREAT EASTERN. This magnificent ship has proved herself the fastest safest and most comfortable Ocean Steamer In the world. Sea Sickness on board being unknown, And la strongly recommended to Intending passenger*. The Great Eastern will leave HEW YORK LIVERPOOL FOB LIVEBPO OLI F.O B NEW YORK TuK>day,Srpt 9th, Calling at Queenstown Satnrdnv. Oct. 25th. Wednesday, Oct. Ist, Thursday, Dec. Uth. Tuesday, Lov. IBtb, FARES First Cabin fllOto fiss. Second Cabin ...............133, Eeturs Tickets issued at a Fars-and-a-iaif, Intermediate 55. Steerape 35. Suites c f apartments for-families may be engaeed bv special Agreement, Immediate application by parties granting berths !l desired. Flans »f the Cabins ran be seen and berths secured atthe office ot JAifES 17ARRACK. Agent 12 LaKe street. Chicago. Howxasd & Aspowall, N. T. JjlOsTil-Sai J£TE AND EAR. DR. rUDEETVOOD, Oculist rad Anrlst, and Operative Sargecn for Peafpeas Blindness. and all diseases of the Eve and Ear. Off ce jxnd Surgery No. 124 Randolph street, near sher- Ban nonsc, Chicago, pi. aa&xuo-lm CEAVET’S PORTABLE HEAT- O E?G FURNACE, For Heatlojr Public Halls, Stores. Clmrciies, «c. yre would ai’Tlce all In want of the best Ssatlog Furnace to call at- 195 LAKE STREET, And examine the above. which we warrant, for florabilltr and econooiT.pnptrlortaanylnthe West Maunlactnred and sold at 195 Lake sti eet tarce doors west of Wells street, by SEA YET S CO. BuSl-a2 Sm "JJSE SARATOGA EMPIRE WATER. DjspepsU, Constipation, Scrrons Debility i Billions Complaints Cannot exist where the Empire Water la used. Sold by Druggists and Hotels throughout the Union. Westers Depot-90 Randolph street, Chicago. D. A. KNOWLTON, Prop’r. [sepl-oST-St] 44 O WEAR NOT AT ALL”— O Salih the prea-her; Mttf themoMmtohtto thee on the one cheek. thine o»n hand It then »nt hut thoa Bhalt_not kill him Ane when thou rlsrst np to the morning, go thou straightway and buy thyself » ISI the dost fioo off tty feet till thou flattest one BL AKE the Gentile con ’lns in wood work, and he Shall pot See op. FOB HIRE, a Dame for thy net. and thy Sleep EfraM ba tweet and Peaceful. 04 \ra»l>ixiston-Bt. is a Good Place to look-for. BLAKE* seplnSl-Zt Photographers, druggists, ELEC CRO PLATERS, and all others re- S nlrine pore-Chlobidk or Qx»u> and Nitbax* or ilter, can be supplied by Blanbt & Mabcnxb, Analytical, Consulting and-Manufacturing Cluml«ta. : CashpaWforGoldataSliTer. Induct, bars or plate also Photographers" and B ectto Plater's . residues. Poisons and Adulterations detected Orest Soils. Minerals *nd other substances chemically examined. I Chimes Assay Office, No.ISS Lake street. Boon N0.2. I Port Office Box 8717, aui4r»&>3ir asaijolcsale houses. Q. BAYES & IB VINK IS liAKi: STREET, Are BOW offerte* to tho Trade, FOB NETT CASH? S K IE T S At Manufactured Price*. CORSETS At very close agnres. Also. Rubber Comb?, HalrNetSt Btizt Braids. Suspenders. Skirt Bosoaa, Ecstarv, Saai- KercUeft and Notion*, at rate* that Cannot be Surpassed. IBITES AIBVMB. T8 Lake StrMfc 1562. FALL TBiDE. 1862. We offer to IfTerclianls and Dealers nnasaal attractions In our stock or READY-MADE CLOTHING, Wlilcli vre‘believe I* second In *iz* and rariety to none lu the United States* Also, we a.=k the Attention of the Trade to a fall and. complete assortment of Gentlemen's Famishing Goods. A large portion ot our Goods were bought early la the season at low prices, and we WILL DIVIDE THIS ADVANTAGE with our customers. BARRETT, KING & CO,, au2l-tt?S-3ni JJARDWARE, TIN PLATS And Metal IVarelioxiHe. WILLIAM BLAIR & CO.. 176 Lake Street, Chicaa6.HL, Importers end Wholesale Dealers la TIN PLATE, SHEET IKON, COPPER. ZINC, A6h Tinners fools and Machines, And Tinners Goods of aH description. FENCE 'WIRE, best Amerlnm manufacture, KAILS, * Wheeling” brand. Japanned, and Pressed Tinwart* CUTLERY AND SHELF HARDWARE. A full assortment of all goods In our line at Easton prices. riXXIAK BLAIS. O. B. NELSON, O.W.BKLDBX, GEOGSEIES, Ewing, Briggs & Os. 75 SOtTH WAXES SXSESX, CHK&GO a Oflbr for sale AT THE VERT LOWEST PRICES to CLOSE BUYERS AND PROMPT MKKT, a well selected stock el O ROGSRiES, At ’Wholesale, SUQ-ABS, FISH, TEAS, TOBACCO, COFFEES, RICE, SYRUPS. SPICES, MOLASSES, SOAPS, DRIED FRUIT, WOODEN WARE, and all articles ncually included SB their line. We have bought most of our goods for cub, ta 4 tw- Ueve that vfc can mate it to the Interest of all butchasing >n this market to call nn<l examine our awcJC oefore buying. KV-I.N'G, BUiGGSiCO., No. 75 South wdter etr&et, Chicago* Win. L. Ewine. St. Lords, Mo. Clinton Brlpgs. j Chici - Thomas Heennans, ) Gmcago, STEED, BENEDICT &€o., 34 & 36 Lake Street, Are now opening a large and well assorted stock o CLOTHS, GASSIMERES ABTD TESXMfGS, Together with all the various styles ot Goods tSS HEN’S WEAK, such as Oerdorefi, Satinets, Moleskins, Cottonades, Velveteens, F. and iff. Cass, Planters’Drills, Queens Cloth, Planters’ Packs, Span’h Linens* Merino Cass, DrapD’Etat* Kentucky Jeans, Ital’n Cloths* Fancy Linens, Tweeds. Yon will always find In onr assortment an the desirable styles In the market, which will he sold at safi* factory prices. A full stock of Tailors’ Trimmings always on hand. apTpllOU STRYKER & CO., No. 141 Lake Street, Eavo Just received a Urge lot of DRESS GOODSI FEOM NEW YORK AUCTION satves, Which they ere offering at EXTREMELY LOW PRICES To suit the season. Also some new styles of SILK SACQUES AND MANTLES, Including the new FRENCH SACQTTB, and the BUT* FLED MANTLES. IVe Invites close Inspection of these goods. In quality and price, knowing that W8 cannot he undersold. A BEAUTIFUL ASSORTMENT 09 New Styles of Pacific Lawsi Only One Shilling per yard, JACCONETS, FRENCH ORGANDIES, New goods and new prices. Also,a fine assortment of Black SllkTwlet Lace Mitts,Ladies’ and Misses’ Has lery and Gloves, Sommer and Undergarments. Alexander’s Eld Gloves, Eon Umbrellas, BONNET AND TEIMMINS NZBBONB A large lot ofVEILS now opening, comprising Mods Colored Grenadine, Love and Lace goods at very low figores. Hoop Skirts for both Ladles’ and Misses , comprising the Bridal Trail and Farts Trait Made of the best Watch Spring Steel sad at price** low as c-hh elsewhere be found. LACE FOETZS ANT) HASTTLES, A fall assortment, very cheap. Also Inst opened* large lot of the celebrated JENNY LIND CORSETS at the same low price as formerly. We invite all to call NO. 14.1 LAKE STREET. SXBYHEII A CO. myl9-r472-ly J>AWSON & BARTLETT Manufacturers and Wholesale Dealers in BOOTS AND SHOES, ao. 30 Laic Stmt, Chicago, £O, ■We would respectfully call the attention of City and Country Mercliants to oar extensive stock of Boots sad Shoes, which we have - now to store, and are dally receiving from onr Factory to West Boylston, Mom, which consists of s fall assortment of those Celebrated Custom-Made Patna Kip and Call and Grain Water* Proof Boots; together with a fall stock of all styles of SFBISG AND SdWMBB GOODS* Of thebest quality and manufactures, which wears prs Sared to sell for CASH and prompt paying trade as oston and Kew York Jobbing Prices. We are Agents for the sale of MltchelPa Patent M®- ante Tip Boots and Shoes In all the States. AHDEETOOET, DICSSBSOM & OSj in A MI Kiaaaipi Street, importers di 915 FLATS, SHEET l&osi*«. s &fe DEALERS£H Tinners* Stock. iGETtII VOS Howe’s Improved. SoslesS pinyoi-hSMXi SPRING 1862. COOLEY, FARWELL & CO. 42, 44 & 45 WABASH A7EHUB CHICAGO, Sr« now ooerte* l lute and attracts?* assocta DOMESTICS, Printiy BiTigluuni. Be TitlaWi KonoNa fancy <soox«u WOOLENS, and a choice aeiectloa Ct PBEB « GOODS Host 61 ourliftayj cottea Goods twins fteaftgtf chased e«rly la the ialL we can and wm offer aopenO' inducement* to the trade. . - __ "We will guarantee our priceatobe vie lowest oats In this mars et orluKew xork.addin* and’£ ylte all close buyers to a careful examination ra •« stock before purchasing. , COOL£Y, FABITEIiIi * CO- pOLLARD A DOANS, Bncceaon to Emits, Joltorl * °°-i WHOLESALE GROCERS^ 18t A I9XS*ntkW»teltr**t,CUMgfc 1 mno® [mjSUTSMmI Bsw.«.na myis-rsa-lj

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