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Turk, and Plain' nd Fancj- Job Work,
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All transient aJ?erii;eiuect3 must be fli ia ed
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the best tyle on fbnrt r.otice ani rr ; rht!o terroi
LIBERT AND UNION,, ONE.AND INSEPARABLE, N O V AND FOREVER.'
ERO WNV ILLE, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER, 10, 1864..
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ml a we:i-f:eiect"1 htock of Album
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is takon tin ! J- iin, !. in copj inc
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iINERY GOODS !
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mi Oi to 1 lp ln.li,K vt B:ownyj'Ie anJ vi
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a m.tiiitlcciit iiiilct
:;D.sua?m ::iLi:::rr.Y goods,
JMisrcs' U.T-rjerjP r.nd Hats, Kib
boas. ricvors,' cite
irn itf-flie. attention of the l4;e, fool
ti v ch: :,t ie 1'fiier iuitoJ m tt lo. gnai-
Tn perfumfd air of ori;nt climes, -
In fiihlight of ecroncf-t g'M,
Which, flit-kerir.g thruugb our arched limes,
Fleck yt-ilow on that verd int tnoald
Bcnoath thi te royal purple -Lie3, .
Here shall our cvil-'i turrets rise. ; -
Its fcAttlcmcnted vrall? t-T.r.ll gleam
With eiiu:-"n g ws and Uiry 'ihts
And through itsuiu'.linncJ pUfs t-ball stream
Tlie fiaillght of eiicbiintud niMti ; s
Vl:il Ht.it tin; scented firs shall blew,
At. J bturs tliat couio sh.l Lc-vcrgo.
Ia g'trlr-fis with our'.ar.j-tii bl'rrJ
ii,'.2-'s I oej) their me! ti.m-ie
Am! d..riii. rhri-njrh ihu loy glytiua
'1 hvii -In ti.rth. giaiu-e ;
And in this .Jt ous iia-k we r'mm
Queens reuunt of our cattle Louie.
a' b rosos never bloLicd before
As I'loi in !it.ii ks.-f (ur t'Hstle wall?,
The tur tli.it s:ghed in diyi uf yorn
lirealne t.vcier ifcroi.0b tur louutala ta'.ls ,
'';Hili lu.igio rkioc, in lu.iic hunt.'',
Our cbaruici ftpaiiibb t-itttie tatidi.
With fc'"!et liri, she dying day
Lriuthib Ki'ltnuor oerour mm pant heights
The hul-t.ui's ii'n0', mIrtliou l.ty
l'lt-ii-fHe tiling ihrt.i.gh thu L'.den nights; .
Ti.r( n-li t;;arry-bhiui.J iMMueriinute tree
I lvi sucet tue ureaui;ui eveuii.g breizo.
Afar, thesca in violet fluah
I je-lrjiiiiii to the liftening night "
Aiid we hi this eutriajiug huib ;
Quuil'all we ureauiol dour tieligbt .
"A lonely life 'iieath Southern skies,
The bowks wo luve each other' eyes.
For you ar:d I alone, my friendj
Our oa.-tlj'e turret auiitj ;
Fr usth(eday that never en4
Lriiig hit; to our Eiytian laud
Imperial hours of pleasure raref'
I'oi 1 1 io and yuu and 1 are there.
ic; i:. s. iz a sir is,
i riftr;ti tho !:i'ii.'.s f Iriwnvi!!e and
-Ik ha-' ju-t 0' t;ltl!. ni ed a fii"t olh.-
ciiY k rni:r.s making
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-'thi:nnf..rta fcis oJJ rnatiMora that he
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"I'hM.le two d-K-r. e-it of the Wrwn
Ue kpfjis o Lurxl a fpleorti I Hn.-oritnent
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conai,t!y on haM
1-3 he a; lLe bet fcyle n(1 Bn phort
Bebel raJD into Ycrraact, .
Fi oni Troy Vine O.t 2p.
Troy nnd many other Northern cities
were excited, last evening, by the news
q a rtid upon the viUge of St' Allans,
Yeruiont. We issued a third edition at
5. o'clock, containing the bare annoutice
ip. t-nt n a trapbfer of the war to North
ern soil, and awaited further particulars
which we pre enabled to pre.-ent to-day,
from the lips of an eye-wMne?s of the
murderous and ruffianly transaction,
Mr, J. IL Baldwin, tenductor of the
-deeping tar train from Ro'ise's Point to
Troy who ri ntLt J lit re at 5 o!ot k this
moruipj. As narrated Ly him, the St.
Allans raid will lonj be remeaibertd as
one of the most daring and bruiai events,
in the present war.
'Mr. Baldwin had been taking a vaca
tion for a ftwr uays.sioppin at ihe Amer
i' an Hotel, Stv. All ai;s. About a week
eq orlle strangers ranu to board at this
howj.y and i!ie Trmotit. Un? pf thein,
rtiiling.l.irn, felt (Jttlnnel, appeared to be
11 proininenl ne aiucf g them. He w 55
a man ot iDHdium size, aoout tinny-five
jears ot age. and appeared 10 linve no
oihT natne loan that of Colonel. Oher?
of the pariy, who tutf quenily proved to
be jji'i-ves and uiurders. were hai.itt.d in
i!ie Uijifonn of Uuiltd Smtes o(iin -T$.and
all wlu wore a sort of w tapper o! tape,
and each car tied a satchel slunn by a
siioulder strap at the left fide, after lh
uini.ntr oT EnIi.li sportsmen. There
eilit;d to be no concert of action be
tween any of these nun they said n-th-in
to ench other in public to all ap
parances, they were substitute brokers,
contractors or speculators, such aa are of
ten seen in frontier towns St. Albaus,
being only sixteen miles from the Cana
da Lue. Un Tuebday uiht the Mran
gers in the village were re-iuforctd by
others, who arrived in the train front
Rouse's Point ,apd new faces appeared
t the breakfast tables of the hotels.
t)n Wednesday morning-, a further batch
of con.-piraurs arrived, till about thirty
raidershdd collected. And then the plot
was rip fur execution
At 3 o'clock p. m.an Wednesday. Oct.
Ipih. St. Albans was in a state of yppar
ent4quiet common to New England towns
manifesting no more excitement than
an occasional team driving through the
streets or a whistle from some approach- j
ing tram among the Green Mountains.
The blue waters of Lake Charnplain.
at some distance from the to vn, were
unrippled; the leafs slopes back of the
place were still. Iet iae calm was
soon succeeded by a storm. Our inform
ant, Conductor Baldwin, was standing
on the steps of the American IIoihI, jusl
as the town bell rang out the hour of 3
o'clock, uhen he saw a man coming out
of the door. of the First National Bank
and as he did so a citizen on the step.
knocke him down.
A second was also floored; but . the
third had a pistol in his hand, a,ad; the
citizen-retreated. The Conductor thought
the affair wa3 the'freak of some drunk
en men, but soon he saw symptoms of a
disturlan:e at other prints. Several
men appeared to be rushing about with
piatols, in parties of from five to ten.
One of these gangs met a Mr, Morri
and presented a weapon to him, demand
ing hi surrender. He answnrrd, "You
are joking, boys." They fired, and he
fell, weltering in his blood. Our in
formant saw him hro-.v up his hands
and then sink on the ground, and then he
realize', for the firi time that. the village
v.as ai'.itUd ly Mid otgar.iztd body of
men, bent on-piiiage and regardless of
Meanwht.le the attatk had been si
multaneous on the ihiee Banks the
First National, Franklin County, and
St Albuns. Panics tntered each.
When the teller or "easier, suspecting
no evil, asked what they desired, the lea-
presented a pistol, with the: exclamation
You are my prisoners. If you move
an inch we'll blow you through." Oth
ers r.f the gang then went to the vault,
and drawers, and laid violent' hands on
ail the tpecie bills and other articles
which they could find, and filled the side
satchels which each wore, as we before
described. Of cour.-e, resistance ' was
useless, for the surprise was complete
At the Franklin County Park, the rai
ders pushed the cashier, Mr. Peartbley,
and one cf the clerks, into the vault and
locked them up, and the prisoners 'were
not release4 until late in the night.
Then commenced a reign of terror in
the .village. Plunder had Leeu accom
rlished, and violence followed. The
raid was brief, but the s.cene must have
been terrible while it lasted. The thirty
or more marauders rushed up and down
the streets firing their pistol in every
direction. Whenever they -ava citizen
or group of men, they would aim in that
direction. They had msguificent arms
seven-shooters and as fats as one
weapon was unloaded they drew.an iiher i
and kept up the fusilade. Air. Oildwin
says he can only liken the sounds to the
noise of a Fourth of July morning in a
barge city. There wa3 a continuous
bang ! bang ! bang. Of course this reck
less use of fire crms could qot continue
with nobody hurt. The Sheriff of the
County fell; Mr. Hunting-ton was shot
while resisting the robbery of his store;
a woman, whose name we did not 1-arn,
ftjl and, nitvre dastardly than all, as the
guei riilas were .leaving the town, thy
saw a little girl in the street, aaJ wan
uuily' kihed her. And the bullets were
flying-around among th-; buildings in the
main street, nearly all of which bear
marks of lead. Windows, were broken,
blinds chipped, o;:'h popjj wounded.
It was a scene that beggars al descrip
MQ'l. . ,.
Of course, the entire populace rushed
xwo the m reel.-. Tji-y havo 110 idea !
the cause of the disturbance, for they
were engaged in tbeir'usual daily avoca
lions, and the raid was vlike thunder
f r in a clar ky." The gu-rnlla?, a.-,
they ru-hed through the town, stopped ali
ih ci:2rius they met. and gathered them
in squads under guard of a few men
armed wi h pistols, treating them as
prisoners on the common. Meanwhile
the remainder of the banditti started to
s cure hor.-es. They took two from
Fuller's, several from the American and
Tremont stables, and a SI!oO span from
Mr. Clark cf Rutland, securing; about
thirty in all.; Their . adroitness in cut
ting off harness was marvelous, .and the
contents of the saddle makers, shops soon
enibjecj the yiilians tq become cavalry,
instead of foot-pads.
Meanwhile their threats were terrible
''we will burn your d d towu," they
said. We will treat you as the people
of Atlanta were treated." They also
said "We are a coming baclc agaip, and
will burn every town in Vermont."
At six o'clock, the out-buildings of the
Aoirican Hotel were discovered to be
ou fire. Whether f.he Marauders had
fired the town during their three o'clock
visit and the flames smouldered, or
whether sympathizers or accomplices in
the town had started the confiagrat9on
three hours afterwards, is not known.
Terrible to discover, water would not
extinguish the flimes. The walls had
been covered with phosphorous, and the
engins were useless. In this emergency
by tearing down the . fences, throwing
vinegar and molasses on the fire, and
smothering it with blankets, it was
finaUy paout.' . ...
Buffalo October 31. The city was
patrolled by the military and a large
force of last night. Companies were
stationed onthe dry docks.
Nothing 0!cu,rred, but it is thought the
prompt action of the authorities, and the
fact that the military were out yesterday
attending Generel Bidweil's funeral,
frustrated the raiders' jla,n.
A- number of suspicious persons have
been observed , in town within a short
time past. . '
It is stated to-day that the rocket? were
thrown up and guns fired lask night by
unknown par'ies. They are thought to
have teen signals to parlies on the oppo
site shore. . -
" The St. Allans Raid.
Burlington, Vi..Oot. 23, 1SG4
Thirteen of the Rebel raiders are now
in the jail at St. Johns, Canada; They
are niosilj young men, and claim to bail
from Kentucky, and insist that they are
in the Confederate service,' They are
confident they will be released. Two
thousand of them claim to have captains
commissions. A small quantity of Con
federate money was found on them.
Their examination before Judge
Course!, will commence 'at St. John's
to-morrow morning Bernard Devlin
an eminent counselor of Montreal, will
Conduct the case in behalf of the U. S.
Government. ; -
From Little RocK.
Scouts csj me into Litlex Rock on the
evening of, tie 15th, and reported that
a body of from fifteen to twen'y thous
and rebels; cavalry and infant ry.with ar
tillery, were crossing the Saline river,
northward, landing just below Benton,
in Saline county. 'Benton is about twenty-five
miles from little Rock.
Next day two reconnoitering parties
of cavalry left Little Rock, composed of
the 1st and 14th Missouri cavalry, a
mounung to 1,0(70 men. One party
moved west and the" other in a direct
line towards Benton.
There were apftehension3 of a de
sign to attack Little Rock, " but it wi.
thought the rebel movement had for its
object a co-operation with Price's forces
advancing from Kansas presumed by
the rebels to be laden with spoils col
lected from the raid through Missouri
and Kansas. Jt is highly probable that
the Confederate trans-Mississippi pro
gramme has" arranged for reinforcing
Price at a period when it might have
been expected the Union armies would
be upon his heels.
This new rebel force is reported to
be under the command of (Jfc&eral Har
Some three weeks agq the General
was said to be leadina large body of
rebel iroops withiu ten miles of Pine
Bluff. An expedition was sent from the
Rock to fiind them, when they retired
ipwaid Camden, south of Saline county.
Thar force may be he sajji? now repor
ted. It was then found to be five thous
The Largest Gun In tbe World.
The grand test of 'he iweuty-inch
Rodman gun at Fort Hamilton. - on the
26th, proved an entire uccesa. At 12
p,clo.ck, for the first loading of the heav
iest piece of ordnance in the world, the
parapets of the fort were thronged with
distinguished officers and ladies and
gentlemen, anxious to witness the uial
oAhe great gun. It was not until half
past two o'clock, the first discharge, a
blank cartidge, pf one hundred pounds of
powder, was fired. The concussion fol
lowing "the dischaige was slight, and the
recoil of the gua much less" than was an:
ticipated. The piece was next loaded
with" a charge of fifty pound of . powder
and a thousand pound shell. The time
taken in loading was about half an hour.
The seccond trial .was as successful as
the first, the balhjin consequence of con
siderable depression of he gun, striking
the water at a quarter of a mile distance,
ricoheting several times. The gun, on
examination, being fcund to have receiv
ed no strains, preparations were rr4a.de
for a final test.
At five o'clock the piece was again
oaded with a charge, of Gne hundred
pounds of powder and a ball weighing
one thousand and eighty pounds one
of the largest projectiles ever cast. It
was found to be anything but an easy
task to adjust the ball. However, at the
hour mentioned, the piece was loaded,
everybpdy stood clear for the last grand
tria.1. The gun was raised to an eleva
tion of twenty-Jivedegrees, and the dis
charge was deafening. The Ball was
twenty-four seconds in the sir, a,nd fell
at the distance of about three miles and
a half.- Considerable applause followed
the final shot, and all concerned in the
management of the piece were warmly
congratulated. The following are r:
dimensions of this last great achieve
ment of. Captain" Rodman: Weight of
the gun. 116,497 pounds; length 21 feet;
ere, 20 inches; usual charge of , powder
1 0 pounds; . average weight of bail,
I;L J'ew. York Times.
Some o the atrocities committed by
Trice and his minions, during their raid
through Missouri, are so revolting and
fiendish, that it is difficult to believe that
mere men, possessing, the shape and na
ture of common humanity, could be guilty
The following extract from an order
issued by Gen Thomas Ewing, announc
ing the intelligence cf the murder of
AJajor Wilson, 3d. Cav. M. S. M., gives
one, of the many diabolical crimes com
mitted by them.
"With profound sorrow the General
Commanding announces thcmournful in
telligence of the murder of Major Jame;
Wilson, 3d. Cav. M. . S. M. and six of
"On the27ih of September they were
taken in fair fight at Pilot KnoW, by
Brigadier Gen Fagan's command, and
were subjected to every indignity that
malignant cowardice could invent, until
the 5th iqst., when they were delivered
over ten miles west of Union, Mo., by
order of the rebel field Officer of the
Day, to the guerilla Tim Reevs, for ex
ecution. Their bodies were found yes
terday,. and that of Major Wilson, thoush
riddled by bullets and mutilated by long
exposure, was identified by the uniform
and private official papers found upon it.
as well as by the personal recognition of
his a isociates in service."
This is a very-brief account The re
port of the investigation into the circum
stances attending the execution, show it
to have been a most horrible affair un
equaled, perhaps, by anything that has
occurred during the war, except the
massacre at Fort Pillow.
, Take three tallespoonfuls of milk and
a pinch of salt to each egg, beat lightly
for three or four minute and pour thern
into a hot pan, in which a piece of Put-,
ter the size of a Walnut had been mel
ted a minute previous. The mass
begin to rise in Cakes'immediately,' ana
the bottcm must be incessantlV lifted
with a clean Knife so -that the softer
parts run in. An Omelet should bd
cooked about three cr four minutes, and
made in this way will melt ia the mouth.
ScicrAif c Jlnxericcn.
Railroad AccISeat In Indian;
Indianapolis, Nov. 2, A terrible col
lision occurred on the Lafaye'te and In
dianspolis railroad last evening, between
the passenger train which lift here at
3 o'clock, and a cattle train cqmi
South. Twenty-eight dead, bodies ba
been taken out of the wreck, twenty or
thirty wouuded. two of which hive sinca
died. The accident occurred six miles
south of Lafayette. A majority of th-3
killed and wounded are returned scl-'
The Atlantic Cable-
Mr. George Seward. Secretary of the.
Atlantic Telegraphic Company, in are
port to Mr. Fi'-ld, says that the covering
of the copper' conductor with its four
layers of gutta peicha commenced or?
ihe lOut of April, and ha3 'since then
continued slowly and with great care and
perfection.- Already about eight hun
red mils have been completed. About
sixteen hundred tuns, of wire have been
already delivered. All the other mate
rial for the cabie is being prepared as1
rapidly as possible, consistent with its
being perfect . in every particular.
Machines wiifsoon be in operation which
will complete about eighty miles of cable
per week. The Great Eastern is beiDg
prepared for the reception of the cable',
and will be ready to receiye her freight
The . Raleigh Standard denounces
?he Ultra position Rssi nud at the late
Convention of the Rebel Governors.
Correspondence has passed between
Generals Grant and Lee conperning the
condition of prisoners on both sides. It
has beep agreed upon to allow supplies
to be forwarded to the prisoners op each
sicle. . The mode will be adopted forthwith-
Benjamin has issued a paper on the
United States indebtedness, endeavor
ing to convince European capitalists that
pur national securiries are ihe u'crst of
An ofikiial dispatch from Genearl
Pleasanton received in St. Louis on the
30th of October, gives thu following ac
count of his operations against Prior- :
He marched 92 miles in 2 day: and
fought for the last 2 miles. His force
was less than 10,000, while Price's was
Price has but one gun left and no am
uniiion.he laving blown up 's train an,d
also burn d 4C0 wagons to. save them
from capture. We have 200 pnsouers
and several thousand stand of arms.
Fiigan is reported killed. Price's army
is ten pletely disorganized and flying in
"Springfield, Oct. 23 1SG1.
To Brig.' Gen. Gray:
Price is in Ja?per'County, hard press
f d I y cur forces. He has lost all of his
artillery but twi pieces, one of them dis
abled. The country ;s full of his strag
glers. He hai lost a great pcrfipn of his
C. B. HOLLAND. Brig. Gen'l.-
It is reported that Hon. E. M. Stan
ton is to be appointed Chief Justice in
the place of the late Chief Justice Tan
ey, and Montgomery Blair is to be ap
pointed Socretary of War.
Tribune's corresptinder.t fror.i the left
army Potomac, under date of the 30th.
says the new angle of a mile and a half
on ihe south-west, we acquired on our
left by a recent strategic demonstration,
is being strorgly fortified. He under
stands that the army line road, is to be
immediately pushed out to the left two
or three miles beyoud its present ter
minus. Why this important extension
of our fortified line came to be so easily
made, was by the enemy" weakening
their lines of battle at this point, to in
tercept what they look to be a flank
movement around their extreme right.
While they were niassjng agaipst the 2d
and 5th corps on the extreme left, the
9th corps shoved in at this point and took
a line of their works, "which was remov
ed, and uqw form our new left angle,
probably not during tho war, has so im
portant an extension of fortified line been
made with so little fighting. It U true,
there was .considerable marching and
counter-marching. All operations like
this and other movement? gbow a grow
ing weakness of the rebel army.
General Sheridan in early life was a
newsboy. An exchange says he circu
lated news then, but makes it now.
The New Bedford Herald won
ders how it would do for Congress to .com
pel the old bachelors to support the or
phan children cf the men r.ho diq in de
fence of the country. , -
California Silk. It is said that lha
silk grown in California is even letter
than European, the fertility cf the soil
and the dryness of the atmosphere favor
jng the growth of the mulberry, and giv
ing a more delicate quality to the fab-
Attack on the Bel! : St. Lonls.
The following diptchej give the full
particulars of. the attack made on the
steamer Belle St. Louis, on the night of
the 2Sth of Oct., while on her way from
Memphis to St. Louis.
.... Cairo, Oct., 0.'
The stramer Belle St. Louis left
Memphis on the 2Sih, loaded with cotton
and was attacked on her way up. The
follownig i3 the particulars of the at
tempt to capture her.
"She landed at Randolph, sixty miles
above Memphis, at miduight,' for the
purpose of taking on freight. Mr. Geo.
H. Atherton and about twenty deck
hands had gone ashore, when about
forty guerillas commenced firing on the
boat. A party rushed between ihe hands
on shore and "the boat; and succeeded in
boarding her, when Capt Zcigler; hex
commander, ordered her to back put,
which was promptly done.
The rebels on boaad, finding that they
were bemg carried away from their
companions on shore, leaped into the wa
ter and all but two susceeded in gaining
the shore, wherr Major Puller, of Illinois
and Major Smith, cf Minnesota, drew
their revolvers and shot fhe two remain
ing en board, killing one and mortally
wounding the other. The fire was im
mediately returned by the wounded.rebel
wounding both paymasters, who soon
Tbos. Bruce, assistant engineer, was
seriously wounded in the shoulder while
in bed in the texas.
Paymaster's clerk, named McGowan
had his left arm broken.
Atherton and ihdeck hands left on
the shore when the boat pushed out, are
supposed to have been captured by the
The wounded rebel who killed the pay-J
masters, was nroagnt to mis qty, aud caa
survive but a few hours.
The bodies of the paymasters have
been forwarded to their relatives.
The muster roll of the rebels, contain
ing the Dames of Captain Ford and 39
men, was captured from the rebels on the
Majors Abraham Butler and D C.
Smith, who have thus fallen in thi noble
performance of their duty, have been at
tached to the pay district of the Missis
sippi for about a year. The had both
done noble service in the. field, before
poming into the pay Department, and
their death will be deeply regretted in
the wide circleof army officers, towhorx;
their names were synonyms of honor and
bravery. At the outbreak of the rebel
lion Maj. Smith recruited a company cf
soldiers in a Minnesotn Regiment, and
being ordered to the Dpartnjent of Vir-
An official announcement by Gover
nor Hahn, of Louisiana, gives the total
votes cast for and against the new Con
sti'ution. as follows: For the Constitu
tion, 6,536; against the Cei stitut.ion,
166. Gov. Jlahn.in a prccla;nntkm ha.3
declared that the Constitution, is hence
forth ordained and established as the law
Mew York, Oct. 27. The Irish refu-
gee John Mitchell is repjrted in com
mand of the reble fleet on James river.
"Ccme here, my lad" said an attorney
to a boy cf about nine years old. A case
is between the devil and the people
which do you think will be more likeiy to
gain the action ?" The boy replied, M
guess it will be a hard squeeze; the peopla
have the money, but the devil has haj
the most lawyers."
Boston, Oct. 2S. Governor Cony ha$
appointed Nathan A. Farwell. of Rock
land, to fill the unexpired tern of Secre
tary Fasseuden in the United States
The Sanitary t'camlsslqa
New York, Oct .27. By th' forth:
coming report of th? Sanitary Commis
sion, it will be shown that the va!u of
the contributions recived exceediST, QUO'
The Racer Flora Temple Sold.
Baltimore, Oct. 2-3. At the sale of
the late Mr. -McDonough's effects, the
racing mare Fiora Tempi0, wai bought
by G. J. Presbury for eight thousand
The la?t report cf the Canuni.-sbner
of Internal Revenue shows that the in
come of the Government from internal
taxes is about 816,000.030 a "nrjcih, cr
nearly S"2C0, 000,000 a year.
Captain Ericsson has invented a ne;v
crun. which is said to surpaise anything
now in use throws a ball eight miles. ! Sinia did mu-h gallant service, and left
ais regiment only when service wounds
rendered him unft for field service. He,
t at least, was a true patriot, and the em-
The Lavv of Gravity Suspended. Jeff
D.ivis,in his speech at "Montgomery, said
of Mobile. "The city still stands, and 1 bodiment of honor and gallantry,
will stand, though every wall and roof'
thould fall to the ground."
A bill has been ia'rodured in tho
Louisiana legislature for a loan of a mil
lion dollars, in order to enroll he Lou
isiana militia. All pers-jna except retle
deserters are liable.
Washington, Oct. CO.
The-Pre:.-dent has issued a proclama
tion abmitiing Nevada Territory into the
Union, on an eusl footing with the other
Astronomers predict that in Novem
ber of this year, a meteoric display cf
falling stars, similar to that cf Noven
ber, 1S33, will take place.
A machine hi3 been invented in
Springfield. Mass., wich wrshes dishes Jt
will wash all the dishes cn a tabid for
twelve persons in ten minutes.
P3clal Yctc of Penr.sjlrar.la.
The official vote cf forty-nine connties
Cbas been received at the Secretary cf
State's office. The following
is the a?-
incluping th.; soldier's
Lincoln will be elected.
vote: Union 190,737; Democratic, 173
6GS; a a Ucicn major"
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