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PLATTMOUril, NU13UASKA. VED;Ui)A V, MAY I, 1807.
TJ1E HER All D
OAILY AND VEEKLY
-WELULY EVKKV WLDNEsPAY
IT. 13- II ATI I A WAY,
EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
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strfct and Lerep, econ.l
'Ja'.ly, $1 per month.
$2.50 per annum;
Rates of Idverlisin.
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Om ha'f ci,!utJn te'.tiiionii: 6" Oa
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Ihr.. months 2"
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mx mun'.hi ... 60.00
t!irf muntht - - 85.00
A '.1 transient aJrerti-einents mast be paid fur In
We are pripnrel to d' all k in.Vi of Job Work
i ciorl noticr. and iu a :.vl trial wi.l give satiB
6AM. M. CHAPMAN
TIaxwell &, Chapman,
ATTORN Li YS a'T LAW,
Solicitors in Chancery.
j lATTSuorrn, - xebraska.
0ce otit Biack, Buttery k Co' Drug Sture.
R. R LIVINGSTON, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon,
1 rders lii professional services to the citiz' C9 of
gjr-rte.i lenc iu Frank Wh:t' h'n--e, corner of
a ii and Silib ureetr; oflice on Main stteet, uppo-
Cjurt ll.ju.se, I'lattmiiUlli, Nebraska.
ATTOUNKY AT LAW,
J LATTS-MOUTH - - NEBRASKA.
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J NSUR AWCE AGENT
t IU tdk ri-k n rraonn'e r.it'-s in the mot reliable
I ii inu'-n in iti ri.it d Stilt' s.
--,'- t tie boui iloie. I'ta nr nih. Whra-
F. M. DORRINGTON,
RtAL ESTATE AGENT,
1'LA TTSMOL TII, A;?.,
?r upt Hlt'titi in paid to te an tiae and al of
'- I r.c a:e, and payment of Tx-., and all lia.iness
r UiutLg t grneral LanU Aseocy. litlcs inves
Igited. Eefern bv permission to
E S. Dumlv, JudBe id J.mIk-uiI J':t., Falls
."t , Ntbra-ka; Maior Kd d l'.urbauk, l'iynuier
H. A. l.eavenwuith, K:ina; II J. H- Burhar.k,
lit Ai ..or N-bra-Wa, Kal- 'y. -N'' ! Hon. T. M.
m n-Tu. -t-. vM-m"nh. , " l It Ii. I.ivin:-ton,
ate etir-fc I.i Wt. Vols., P.a'tmouth. N't.;
i. H. Wheei-r, 1". S. In.iiati Aci-nt, Pawnee
er:ty; C'ba'a Nc'tleton, Xo. 1 1 1 Hroadnay, New
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C ommissioners of Deeds
Fire and Life Ins, Ag'ts,
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Ud at current r:tli-s r,r F.X'-lianKe. Taxes paid in
" ..-tern Iowa and X.'bM-Ka lor nun resident, l itles
' d :n"-t!:it.d. Money loaned on Keal Estate
r.t:t. l.iud Warrauis UcjttJ.
t ent forcoi'.i ction of clai m ae.iinst 'Jovernruen
o!d.ers. ti.eir idows an I minor heirj. AKent
1 I .Le puich i-e ar.i! sdle of Lands and City propor
aii.g of Tenements.
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H R'h, 'I'br.e Kivrrn. Mich'gtn
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L Lewis, Attn ney at Law, (rio New iork.
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CLARKE, PORTER & ERWIN,
ATTOKiNEYS AT LAW,
And Solicitors in Chancery,
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t" IZTi ESTATE AGEXCT. -M
Wm. Stndclii.aiiu Jk Co.,
One oor wesl of Dontlans Drug-store,
CENTS' FURNISHING GOODS,
HATS. CAPS. BOOTS, S0ES,
4 ft general stock of
Vor th Plains; aibo, a lare lot of
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ERS J.YI) .YOTIO.YS.
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Jl va a: ,;cck btfote joj li:y any where elsel
Win. CI ADLXMAXS CO.
J' J 'r.at Paten, Micine, a, old price, p, .
From the uiu.iha Republican.
Jt ItlsIlICTIO.-V OF STATE
The following is the substance of the
dfciicm recen'.ly g,vt-n in the District
Court, for iJ jtigla county, by Iiis Hon
or, Judge Lake, in the case of Kounize
Brothers, vs. The United States Kx
Thi deciMon is of more than ordin
ary introst, from the fact that it af
fects in like manner all ether cases
pending in the Territorial Di-trkt
Court nl the time of our chinge from
a Territorial to a State government.
The case was very ablv arru(i by
ssr. Wool worth and Poppleton on
the part of the defendant, and by
Messr?. Kedick and Brings for the
The question before the Court arose
on the motion of the defendant tu dis
misa ihe case for want of jurisdiction.
Tii Court remarked substantially as
This is an application, by the defend
ant, to have the cause dismissed on the
sole ground of he want of jurisdiction
in this Court to entertain the case.
An inspection of the file? will t-how
that tire case was commenced in the
late Territorial District Court, on the
'2i day of March, 1S6G, and that at the
time of the termination of our Territo
rial government, it was pending, unde
teriiiineti in said court.
It also further appears that the clerk
appointed by this Court, ha taken pos
session of those files, which he found
in -the office of the clerk of the late
Territorial court and has entered the
cause upon tho trial docket for trial at
The fact that this derision will aflVct
the st'itus of a large number of cases,
both civil and criminal, which were
left undetermined in the late Territori
al District Courts, at the lime of our
iraiii-itin fro"T a Territorial to a State
government, has led me to examine the
question as carefully and fully as the
auclioruies at hand would warrant.
It is not denied that the origin of
ill is court is entirely distinct from that
of the late Territorial Di trict Couns,
and that there is no natural succession
from the one to the other. This is a
court created Ly the Constitution of our
own Sln'O; th . .ruaiura of Con
pres and was essentially a Federal
Court. This being true, it of course,
follow that we have here before us a
case which was commenced in a tribu
nal foreign to this Court, and over
whose records and files we can right
fu.ly exercise no authority whatever,
unless that authority has been legiti
mately conferred upon us.
The first question, therefor, which
we must determine is, where lies the
njhtful control over ihe?e records and
files? What power can supply the
link that is necessary to connect these
two courts so that cases begun in the
one can be determined in the other?
The counsel for the plaintiff" insists
that in the schedule of our State Con
stitution is to be found the requisite au
thority for us to prrceed with the case
to final judgement, wi.hout the aid of
any other pjwer while on the part of
the defendant it is insisted that both
the assent of Congress and the action
of our own Legislature is necessary to
clothe this Court with rightful jurisdic
tion over this as well as other like
The counsel for the defendant have
cited t-everal very able authorities bear
ing, as I think, directly upon thi ques
tion. I will briefly allude to them in
the order in which they were present
ed. The first is the case of Hunt vs. Pol
ao, in the 4th Howard U. S. Supreme
Court reports, page 5S9, which, on ap
plication for a writ of error to the Su
preme Court of the State of F'orida io
bring up for review a case which had
been adjudicated in one of her own
courts while in a Territorial condition,
the records of which cause were in the
possession of the State Court, in pur
suance of au act of the Legislature of
The Court held that it required the
concurrent action of both the local Leg
islature and the Congress of the United
States to rightfully transfer said cause
into the State Court, for the reason that
the judgement hat ing been rvmlered
in a Territorial Court, which was th
creature of Congress, the records be
longed to and were subject to the con
trol of the United State; and the State
Court being entirely independent of
Federal control could not Ve required
to take and hold them withou; the as
sent of the Stat. Legislature.
The logic of this decision is irresist
ible, and were it not that the same high
tribunal in the subsequent case of IJru
ner vs. Porter, in 9 h Howard, 23-5,
while fully approving the doctrine of
Hunt vs. Palao, so modified the .rigor
of their decision, as to hold that those
cases of a Territorial, as contradistin
guished from those of a purely Federal
character, perhaps the assent of Con
gress t their disposition by the State
might be presumed, this Court would
feel bound to hold that the concurrent
action of both the Congress of the
United States and our own Legislature
would be required to confer upon this
Court jurisdiction in this lass of cases.
Th? counsel for the defendant have
cued another very high authority np.iu
this question. I' is 'he case ol .Scuit
v. Smart's Executors, lt Manning's
Michigan Reports, which I consider a
case direcily ill point. Thisca-e U de
serving ot great weight from the fact
that the Constitution of Michigan con
tained a "schedule" quite as broad and
comprehensive as our own.
Soon after the admission of Michiga i
into the Union, in 13G, the Legisla
ture pa-sed an act iran-f erring causes
pending in their late Ten i onai CjI'Ms
into the court, of the State. But there
was a class not included by the term
of the act.
In consequence of this omission, the
Supreme Court of that Slate holds liiat
said cati?e remaiu.-d in nbeyance in
no court at all un'il the following
year, when the Legislature, to cure the
evil, passed aimtlier ret transferring
tbem to the proper court.
Now if the Constitution of Michigan,
of its own force, was not sufficient to
make the transfer, tan a greater p;
teucy be rightfully claimed for ours?
Tti s last case, it seems to me is decis
ive of the effect to b'i given lo this
"schedule," and fuily justifies this con
elusion; that by the Mlent operation ot
our Constitution alone, no cause, origin
ally commenced in the late Term inal
courts can be brought ln'o lhi- Court
for irtai, tut that alliim i;i ve S;ate leg
islation, at least, is necessary lo muke
the transfer complete.
Now, what is ihe proper construction
to be given to this "schedule " It pro
tides ih.t "all rights, full, actions,
prosecutions, judgement, ic, both as
respects persons and bodies corporate
shall continue and be enforced as i no
change had taken place." Most surely
it was never intended by this, th' the
actions and prosecutions here referred
to. should be tried 'n the Territorial
courts, where ll.ev have been com
mein ed; for upon the termination of
th" Terriluri.il Government, t!iose
courts ceased to exist. Then we must
look to some other tribunal, where
they can continue and be "enforced as
if no change had taken place."
Now it must be born- in mind thai
there were pending in the Tetritorial
Courtn, causes uf au entirely di-stmilar
nature, that within the Slates would be
triable in totally distinct murn Thi-r
were cases predicated upon FJeia!
Statutes, and others based ii;o local
laws, which within the States would be
cognizable, respectively, iu Federal
and State Courts.
Upon ihe extinguishment of the Ter
ritorial Courts these actions nm-t eith
er abate or some proistot inasl be
made by law for their cont'iiuance an I
future determiii.t: ion. But ina-mu'-h
as neither our Suite Constitution, nor
the Legislature tan in any way in
terfere with Federal Courts, or
causes, it foliows that this ci iss of cases
iuut be left entirely to the control of
the General Government, while, those
of a local character on the other hand,
are deptndent upon the action of the
future Slate government.
In the opini'Mi of the Court, this
''Schedule" has no application what
ever to any suit or proceeding vxcept
those properly falling within the juris
diction of thi-! State tribunals, and its
on!y effect upon the-e is to prevent a
lapse or abatement, whereby pirti-s
might be compelled to commence their
suits Je novo It leaves ail else to the
control of the State Leeisiature. This
conclusion is irresistible, if we are to
give any heed to the very hi-h author
ity of the cases above cited, as well as
several others to whu h counsel for the
defendant h ive directed my attention.
It of necesiity follows that, inasmuch
as no action ha yet been taken by our
Stale Legislature in regard to th
transfer of causes pending in the late
Teriitorial Courts to this Court this
case is improperly here. Thi- Court
has no jurisdiction whatever over it
It must remain in abeyance until the
Legislature shall transter it to some
appropriate tribunal lo be proceeded
with. The motion is su&iaiiied and the
A Fire Extinguisher A
appartau called a "fiie extinguisher.
is being tested in St. Louis, which ap
pears really to be a very ell'ei: ive ma
chine. It is about the size of a email
water-cooler, filled with water charged
with carbonic acid gass JJy throwing
a stream f this water through a small
tube attached to the machine, a barrel
of burning tar can be extinguished, as
a house on fire, if ihe flames have not
made too much headway.
A St. Louis paper says ihn' iu test
ing it there, several ho::-i. .. I were
piled upon the lot eunl oil ; wn up
on them, and set on fire. Two of the
machines were placed upon the shoul
ders of two men. the water turned on
and in a short time the fire wa out.
JTSA nMV patent respiring aparat
us invented by Albert Gallirast, Pari,
has been tried in Chicago. The ap
paratus consists of a flexibl bag on
taininL' 2-J gallon of air. fastened on
the back of a fireman with a tube to
his mouth. The experiment was en
tirely satisfactory the operator re
maining over fifteen minutes in the
midst of a dense smoke. It is believed
to be one of the most valuable inven
tion! of tho age.
1 Lo ToliovMtig, uinler th :i hove head
ing trom Hie Kau-as iVoe Journal
will be read tviin interest;
This young Slate is alieady bijgin
rung U leap t-nine ot the auvuniagi-s of
!a Siriie government. The State De
, paltment otiicixily promulgated 'he new
I law, providing ttiat Hie gran' nmde by
law on tile "Jd ..f July. lS()l2, to -adi
j State, of laud equal 10 30 UOU acre; for
eat h of its Senators and Represr'nta
I tives in Congress, for ihe purpo-e of
! establishing Agricultural College:-, is
LviUiLi! in l(iU'!llBiif rV-hr:i&l.-:. 1'.
the same manner as if it had then oeen
a State in the Union. I his secures to
Nebraska, a to; il of 90.UU0 acrfs
ijiihe u respei table endowoieut fof an
Agricultural College. If ihe young
State will do nn or two things, ihey
wih take our advice iu connection with
their State Institutions
First, the State Agricultural College
anil the State University -houl J be os.e
and the same institution, winch should
hav.t a small expi rimental larin where
the the jrie. taught in the laboratory can
be applied practically uj on the tiiiii
A hug- farm ot two or ihr.-e :mn
ilred acres is not ntdd. It don't pay
We have never known au agrictil.ural
college yet thai could compete wi h the
plainest f iimei s in the couu ry in grow
ing articles so simple- as veg. table;-.
The object of an agricultural college
should he to leach iru hs that hall have
an application upon the farm, which
of course coiiipri-es ill a b ml soils, iheir
constituent eleuii-nts, compo.si'ion, what
soils require fertilizing, and what k'nds
of fertilization, the theory of dr illing0,
and a thousand o lier things of ;lhis
sort Tti student needs to learn all
these things;, and then go lo the li.-id
for an hour or more and app y them.
He doesn't need to exercise, his mus
cles, however, tour or mx hours a day
whiifl at ivd.ege learning these f;n ts
and principles. The advantages! uf
having a State Agru ul.ur.il Coiir-ge
united wi lt a State University are :
1. It is cheaper. Mn h of the ap
paratus ued in the university is re
quired in the college.
H. The student has the advantages
of the libraries, lectures. ..;.. of the
university. Tito vabu; of these can
hard y be es imaieJ.
3. It is much belter lo build up 01. o
succe--Iul. healthy growing institution,
thin to try to maintain u dozen sn.-l ! y
concein-, suuggl tig to live at a hal:
dying ia-. t'ntjc remark tire in no
wise iiitendeij to a; ply to K m as The
policy of our Sta i- is setth'd. iA e
would not now change it, taougli '-ve
have no he.-iiaiic-ii in .-aymg ihtt it
Would have been belter to nave united
the agncul' iral cill-ge and the Sl it"
university, and with the end nvnwnt
funds ot both speeiiiiv I'tiilt op an .in
stitution that would have been 'the
prid of the State. To otir mind it' is
manire-tly the wisdom of Nebraska,
and of all new S.ates, to thus unite
Among the latest mining news on
the upp-r Missouri, is the discovery of
very rich and e xu-nsive copp-r deposites
in tile val.ey of Muscle shell, about
sixty five miles from Helen:;, Montana.
Tuis w of great importance io boatman,
as will be seen by the following writ
ten by a corres-punder.t: "Men who
formerly worked in the. celebrated Cop
peropoiis lode of California s;y t'lat
these depr.sites, judging from ap
pea ranees are tne richest they cier
kn'ew If steamb at men will be rea
sonable in their freight charges, t'lis
new field of we t .ttt w ill he immediately
available; and as they generally rrtim
light, i think there is no doubt but their
figures will encurage its pet-dy de-"
velopmeiit There is a good h:;id
road to the mouth nf the Miwdo shell,
eiglyy five miles from the place of
shipment, which is four hundred miles
below Fort Benton, a ihe river rum."
Horse Tiiief Aritsli ri. f
A man by ihe tut me of fhouius
Smfford was arrested Saturday niijht
by Marshal Ilickey, for stealing n hoi e
from John Cunningham. n employee
ot Bradley Do , who was engaged in
hauling wood on ihe olin-r side of the
river, for the ferry couip.iuy He stvp
ped the t.-am in ihe road, unharnessed
he animal and rode off. He sold ih
horse on Friday in this city for fcSO.
The animal was replevied by the own
er this morning. This is the boldest
case of horse stealing we have heard3 of
for some time. At its. '22 1. '
f5FThe W asliinjn.n correspondent
of ihe Boston Poi is accurately m
formed ttiat negotiations hive been
pending since ihe accession of ihe Der
by administration, with life State le
partrneni: and the Colonial Secretary,
for the purchase of a large portion ot
British America, Sward re iring all
west nf the Mississippi On.- promi
nent difneu tv was to tran-ter Vancou
ver's Island. England desiring a naVal
s'.ati u). Recently a proposition to ptir
i h t-e it met with renew"d interest
Seward put forth the Alabama claim
as part of the offset price, which will
be hereafter determined. The strictest
secrecy is maintained respt ttmg nego
tiations, Sewaid relying on the suc
cess of the Russian American treaty.
Police. A man by the name of
Thomas Stafford was arrested Saturday
night for drunkenness and disorderly
conduct, and while undergoing trial
i.p'm (his ch-irL'e, a requisition for him
came from Fremont county for horse
stealing It seems that just before
to.ning to this city he attached a boy
i f Mr. John Cunningham's of Civil
Bend. Iowa, and took a horse away
from him, which he trought to this
city atid sold Soon afterwards he
was found begging money, and he was
tried yesterday for vagrancy. The
horse has been replevied and taken
lack, and as soon as our city author
ities get through with Stafford he will
n taken aNo to answer to the charge
of horse stealing A man from Cana
da, now in town says he knew Stafford
in Canada and that he was a desperate
character there, and served eleven
years in the Penitentiary for his rnis-
I demeanors. He was then let out two
j years before the expiration of his lime
j to join the army, f rom which he desert
j ed; as a memorial of which he has a
j b tter "D" branded upon his breast.
f v"On the 9 h inst , three horse thief
pn.-jner.s escap-d from the Iowa county
jail. A reward of S200 is offered for
tl.eir arrest and delivery, or SoO for
either of them They are described
as follows: Emanuel Chase, aged
about fifty eight, five feet eight inches
Ingh, and beard quite gray; Frederick
S one, five feet ten inches high, about
tbiry-five years of age, large blue,
eyes, square buiit, light colored hair,
high forehead, man countenance;
Frank Brooker. aged thirty-five, dark
hair and eyes about fiv feet seven
inches high, slim form, general ap
pearance good, hair a little gray.
House Killed. We learn that a
dead horse was found t ivo miles south
of Tabor, on Tuesday, the 9th inst.
Appi arances indicate that the horse
w is Killed by a horse thief, probably to
avoid detection. Its skull was broken
and its throat cut. It is described as
hi ing of a bay color, about 15 l'2 hands
liioh, black mane and tail, som while
h-'.'.r on thi forehead, also a little white
or. the right hind foot, good fhoe on
ihe; fore feet but none on the hind feet
If anybody has lost a horse of the
al j e de-cription, they can make a
pr itty safe calsVation as to what has
become of him. Hamburg Times.
I.v the Marshal's Hands We
are informed that the Western Union
Telegraph Company commenced suit
against ihe steamer Mountaineer for
cutiing it telegraph wire across the
river on Sunday, 21st, and the U S.
Marshal took the boat and tied her up
to our levee. whre she still lay yes
terday morning. The Telegraph Com
pany claimed damages in one hundred
dollars. We suppose the boat settled
th matter, for about 10 o'clock in th
forenoon she steamed up the rjver.
fc?2rAn eastern coiemporary, under
thi heading, "Worse than a Dead
D ick, tells the following :
In lSt3S there was a severe stump
debate between Andrew Johnson, then
a candidate for gubernatorial honors,
and Gustavus Henry, generally known
as Gus. the cagla orator. The debate
excited much interest. Andy closed
In. speech with this annihilating decla
"We met this eagle, end I can say
wtth an honest heart, that he has none
of my flesh on his talons none of my
hi iod on his beak.'
Thi- was good, and would have been
t stumper, but the nnidisiiiayed Gus.
in mediately rose to his feet and said :
"Tis tiue the honest gentleman has
met the eagle and bears no traces of
having ft fl-sh upon his talons or blood
upon Iiis beak. And 'tis not strange
my 'riends, for those of you who know
the habits or our national bird know
in i 1 well that he never feeds on car
rum. Such a shout and such a discomfiture
made Andy quake.
Beet Sugar France, it is well
la-own, has long manufactured sugar
from btets, and it has become a pro
duct of great importance iu that coun
try. Since within a few years, the
experiment has been tried in Illinois,
and ii seems to be working up to a
high degree of success. About two
weeks ago twenty ihousand pounds of
beet sugar, manufactured at Chats
worth. Illinois, was thrown into the
Springfield market. It was a fine ar
ticle of coffee sugar, and was said to be
in competition with the Southern ar
ticle. frS We learn of Mr. Augustus
Iv luntze that he lias received intelli
gence that on Saturday last, a train
belonging to himself and Mr Gihnan,
ionded wi h Government freight, was
attacked by Indians near Fort Mitchell,
Dakota Territory, and all the mules,
120 in number, taken orT. The wagons
wrrt left standing in the road. Seven
ty six of the mules belonged to Mr.
K 'tintze, the balance to Mr. Gilman.
Sixteen of the animals have since teen
recovered. Republican, llth.
The Continental domain occupied by
Russian America is - 3S'J 000 square
mi!e. The Islands will probably in
crease ii lo 400,000. The Unbed
States pay seven millions two hundred
thousand dollars in gold at the treasury
within 'ten months after the exchange.
The latifications must be exchanged
before June 30;h, or the treaty fails.
After an elaborate debate the Sen
ate ratified the Russian treaty on
April 9th. There were only seven
An item in the Cincinnati papers
states that George Francis Train was
admitted to the bar in that city.
The State of Georgia Lrings a bill
of complaint m equity before .he Su
preme Court against Stanton, Grant and
The bill does not iclude the
Pitis-burgh papers of a recent date
announce the death in that city on the
1st inst. of Mrs. Eliza A. Black, the
widow of the former Governor Black
The Union Democratic Convention
of Kentucky nominated Aaron Harding
for Governor, Judge Kiikhead for
Lieutenant-Governor, and John Mc
Farian for Attorney-General.
The Senate rejected Thomas W.
Sweeney, the late Fenian Secretary of
War, as Major iu tha 10:h Regular
The annual report of the Methodist
Book Concern show that profits are
over thirty thr usand. The total assets
of the Concern are tGS2,024. Debts
fcrgv' Dispatches from Memphis say
th gnats are destroying the live stock
along the river. One man lost sixty
fi-SA woman in St. Louis adver
tises for a girl who "knows flap-ja-k
f rom a boot jack," and who will not
"wash her feet in the diih-tub, iu-tead
of the wash-tub.
3- Hon. E. II. Ilarden'nurgh.
mrmher of the Legislature, from Lan
caster county, Las resigned. A special
H. ction was held on the lih inst., to
fill the vacancy, and refulted in the
election of Hon. John Cadman, who
has often and so well represented that
county, wherever their interests are
concerned. Being industrious, and
having a large legislative experience,
tact and ability, he will be abl? to serve
his constituents in a way to secure
their best interests. Press.
New Orleans, April 21. Another
crevasse gave way en Friday at West
Baton Rouge. Damage not yet known
A great part of Louisiana is now over
flowed, and there is much suffering.
New York. April 19. The Balti
more Republican convention is called
to meet on the 1-1 h of May. The call
invites all Republicans, Without regard
to past differences, raci or cuLr.
.Richmond, Va., April 19. The Re
publican convention passed resolutions
endorsing Congress, rind declaring
equal political rights. Colored speakers
A Republican meeting at Petersburg
ratified the Richmond resolutions.
Senator Wilton addressed a large
meeting at Orange Court House on
Saturday, recounting the events of the
war, and claiming that after the war
the North had no ill feeling, and laid
th blame of the present dissatisfaction
to the policy of President Johnson. He
defended Congress from the charge ot
violating the Constitution, and closed
by saying if any rebels had cast aside
.heir delusions let ihem come up and
join the Republican party.
Mayor S. H. Lee replied to Wilscn.
charging the introduction of slavery
upon the North, and said Lincoln did
not intend at first to liberate the slaves,
and elaimed that Southerners were the
best friends of ihe negro race.
Wilson, responded, that in a year
the North would give the negroes the
suffrage, and confiscation might follow
if the reconstruction bill was not ac
cepted. Leavenworth, April 21. Both of
Gen. Hancock's expeditions are at Fl.
Lamed, unable to move for want of
11,000 Indian warriors are encamp
ed on Tourelle river, between Forts
Phil. Kearney and Smith, waiting for
grass io grow before commencing hos
tilities. Gen. Augur will soon move from
Fort Phil. Kearney with a strong force.
Gen. Sherman arrived here to-iay.
Ciiicaco, April 21. Freshets in
the western rivers continue. Two
miles of the Pacific R. R. near Wyan
dotte has been abandoned.
A scow sunk yesterday while cross
ing the river at DesMoines with twen
ty persons aboard, and four men were
Washington, April 21. The Sen
ate yesterday had dwindled to lets
than a quorum, and adjourned without
filling all vacancies.
Under the Tenure of Office Act no :
vacancies can be filled by the President
during the recess of Congress
Alexander Cummings having been
confirmed Collector of Internal Reve
nue for the 4th District of Pennsylva
nia, leares the Governorship of Colora
The following were cci.firmed :
Veale, Attorney of Montana; M. F.
Moore, Governor of a-hmgton ler
rilory; Gtty, of the Tribune, Revenue
Assessor of New York City; Benjamin
Lefere, Consul at Nure-nburg; C. H.
Waley, Agent for the Pawnee Indians.
New York, April 21. Tho Chron
icle to day says when the Senattf ud
jouri.ed last night the iinpres -ion seem
ed to prevail that there won'd not be a
quorum in either House on tho 3rd of
July next. The feeling between ihe
Senat n and the Preside:.! is compar
A Paris corrc'pondeni fays: Wero
it not for the Exposi.ion, Napoleon
would epen war cn Prus ia. European
war is sure to come yet.
The Tribune's fpecial nys there is
a movement on foot Nto organize the
peoplo of every legislative disirict to
instruct their candidates to vote in favor
of striking out ihe word while from the
Constitution. Sumner and xS'evuns
have written letters advocating it.
The Commissioner cf the La rid of
fice is collecting materials for a large
map, showing Russian America. v
At the late election in Michigan for
Judge of tlia Supreme, Court the Re
publican candidate received a majority
in ihe State, of cearly twenty-iwj
New York, April 23. A letter
from Mytiiene repurts that 1.300 per
sons perished in that island from a r
cent earthquake In Cephalonia 231
persons were killed, and 150 wounded.
Several village were destroyed, a:,d
ihe loss of prop ;rtj is e-ft muted at six
hundred thousand pounds sterliiirr.
A t r:r.do i;i NfMv Jer ey yesterday
destroy. -J several barns und out luiid
ncs i ar New rk.
Gt-n. Sully, Pr- s:usl cf th c m
misMon to imeatlgaie the Fort Phil
Jvt &rt:ey massacre, afit r a rent difficulty
iiad a sati factory talk with Ovinia and
13'j!", represent! d 30 Ic-dcs, ar-.d they
prevented 700 warriors going uu ihr
rai l-A.h. It rxpccei '.Lnt i-iindar
success w irh other b inJj will ut'.euJ th
labors, ul tho ccmrciis.icn.
W. Bjilisc, Secretary of the Radian
Legation, wa a passenger by the St.
Lawrence, tin Saturday, lo ennvpy to
tho Rusfian Emperor the ratification
Th .' Dai.y South Carolinian, nf Co
lumbia, has been scld. and is to b
chatigtd to a freedtnen's journal find
devoted to the colored race. It is i-atd
the capital was mainly supplied by
aue Iljmpioa. Bererly Nas-h is to
The Tribune's ?p"cial says th? Post
master General has telegraphed to nil
post cfliccs without postmasters for tha
nam.'s of the nearest effices, intending
to discontinue the former unul oflici rs
Hancock held a cjui.cil with fi'te?
Cheyenne chiefs at Ft. Lamed on ibf
12th, when the chiefs gave equivocal
replies. Isext day 1 iancocu niovtd to
wards their viiinre, a nd was met ly
three Lundrtd chufs, who profesyfj
peace; but at night ihe whole tribe de
camped, taking a!l valuables. It i
believed the Cheyennes and Sioux ia
tend a ho..tile confederation. A look
out stationed near 300 rniies eat of
Denver, was destroyed by Cheyennes
on Monday, and three men scalped.
New YofiK, April 21 Th? Tritur.9
says if the first, ninth and fourteenth
districts have gone Democratic as i
expected, the convention will str.t.d 97
Republicans to 63 Democt.Vtj, B.-ecii-
er was defeated in the 2i ditrict.
Norman Strati' n is the enjy R-'puVi-
ran elected in in s city, having hiqi
ma. n y.
The Tribune's special has it from an
authoritative source that the Govern
ment replied to the last c jiii nuaication,
a few days since, &f Eng!an1 on the
Alabama claims that Mr Adams i
instructed respectfully to decline the
acceptance of the propositions. Thi
leaves the matter where it commune d.
no proposition pending on either sidr.
Mexican papers s.iy that Maxmnl.
lian and General attempted to eacap
from Queratero on ihe 25th u!:., tat
were driven back.
Havana, April 21. Letter from
Vera Cruz of the I3ih, say Puebla was
taken by assault on the 2d, after two
demands for t-urrender. A promise of
quarter was given, Tvhich wn; scornfully
rejected. Diaz lost two thou;and in
killed and wounded.
Diaz immediately after the capture
sent 3,000 men and a battery to attack
Vera Cruz. A eurrender waa demand
ed cn the 12th. Tha Imperial chiefs
were in council, and it was thougla
The Imperialists mude a sortie from
Queretaro, but were again repulsed
with heavy loss.
The Mitchell County (Iowa)
Press fays that it is no uncommon thing
to see wheat in that coutity weighing
feventy-two pounds to the bu?bel.
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