Bellevue gazette. (Bellevue City, N.T. [i.e. Neb.]) 1856-1858, July 08, 1858, Image 2

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Nrw rM Local Editor.
THURSDAY.' JULY 8. 1858.
A tilde to Falrflew and riall
ford. Leaving our City, a short time since
we aet out for a brief visit to the western
portion of this County. A ride of near
ly two hours over a beautiful and rolling
prairie, dotted here and there with culti
va'cd' fields, brought us to the town of
Fairview. This town, as it name indi
cates, is indeed a fair view. It it situ
ated on a high and level plateau, about
half a mile north of the Platte, overlook
ing the valley and the River which passes
eastward, as it were, at our feet. The
River is visiblo several miles both on the
east and vest of the town, and is filled
with Islands, that are covered with a dense
forest of timber. On the opposito side
of the River, the. steep and irregular
bluffs of southern Nebraska, approach
to the River's edge, and are covered with
hard-wood timber. On the cast, 10 miles
distant, the range of bluffs, that skirt the
Missouri on its eastern bank, rearing their
lofty heads heavenward, are distinctly
visible. On the north and west a vast
prairie stretches far away, and is lost to the
eye in the shadowy distance. The whole
scenery, presents a panoramic view, un
surpassed by any that we have seen in
Thero is plenty of timber near the
town, and an abundance of lime and sand
rock, suitable for building purposes, can
be quarried from the bluffs near at hand.
In several places coal has been discover
ed out-cropping from the sides of the ad
jacent ravines. We examined where an
an attempt had been made to open a coal
bank. The vein was only three inches
thick, where it out-cropped, but at the ter
minus of the opening, a distance of fif
teen feet, it had increased to three feet.
Fairview possesses the natural elements
that will, we presume, give it prominence
among the towns on the Plate River.
From Fairview, we continued westward
directing our steps toward Plattford, which
itj about 10 miles from F., and as tho
golden ruys of twilight, were changing
into darkness, we halted at Elm Grove(
near Plattford, where we spent the night
with our friend J, In the morning we
took a stroll over the surrounding country,
which is unsurpassed in fertility. On
entering Plattford, we found that a
portion of its inhabitance had retired to
their farms, a short distance from town,
and were busily engaged in agricultural
pursuits, where they had sown, that they
wight reap in seed time and harvest.
Plattford is situated on the north bank
of Platte River, whero it makes a bend
nearly at right angles, to the north. The
towu site is far above high water mark,
with a gentle slope to the River, and
should the Platte become a navigable
stream, Plattford will make a town of no
small pretensions.
There is an abundance of timber, lime
and sand rock, near at hand, which are
indispensable to the growth and prosperi
ty of a town, as well as to an agricultural
The people in an about Plattford, are
intelligent, sociable and industrious, and
are just the class of inhabitants that make
a desirable community. We were highly
gratified to note the agricultural industry
that is manifested in that vicinity. Large
fie'ds have been fenced, and put under
cultivation, and a great abundance of
farm produce will be raised there this
season. Many of the farmers are grow
ing large quantities of Sugar Cane,
One, living a little north of Plattford has
planted 14 acres. Sugar Cane, will with
out doubt, become a staple crop, in this
Com and potatoes, as yet, are the pi io
cipal crops. Potatoes were looking fine
Corn showed the effects of the frequent
and copious rains, that occurred during
the spring, but we presume it willl do
better this season, than it has for sev
eral years past. Local Editor,
, Fast Age.
. Perhaps one of the greatest evils of the
present age, is its fastness. The past is
thrown into the shade by the evolutions
.of lhe present. The Hebrews had no
present tense in their language, but we
have no present Him. Our watchword
is always the futurt tfu future! As for
June we take no note of it. Occasional
ly we ere whirled into (he next state, but
that does not prevent us from returning,
posting our books, and making our wills,
tVoigh tit1 influence of table tipping
and nocturnal rapping. Even the old
Ilililo is needed no longer, Andrew
Jackson Davis has been n liuin nearer
the source of truth. Solomon of old said
thcro was nothing now under the mm
but really, the present ogc staggers our i
faith. Old things to be dune away, I
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and all things nnr become. The old
stage, the old white sail wind-mill, the 1
lull, erect, healthy old man, und round,
plump, fair looking matron, in short, the i
good old days of yore, have all departed.
Hand labor is superseded by whirling j
machinery. The old hens arc needed no
longer for hatching-steam is all the go. I
With our latest Patent you can pitch a
live sheep into the hopper, giv the crank
a !ew turns, ami out comes lour .. o,
mutton, a good side of leather, ai;d two
r . . I ... t I r
bran new beavers, all ready for a fast
young dandy, according to the latest Pa
risian style. People in this nge are
whirled along with such velocity, that
they cannot stop to breathe, atmoephcro
hence is unnecessary. A for tnastica-
tion, our teeth are all decaying for want ,
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01 somcuiing io (to , nuu uyypejiaiu is insi i
hurrying us along to tho embrace of
mother earth. We coino into tho world
fast, go through it fast, and leave it fust.
Surely this is a fast age. CHAUCER.
Gen. Jim. Lane of Kansas, who lias
brcen on trial at Lawrence, for some time
past, for the murder of Jenkins, has been
. I
A Don est A mono th e Br.r.s. A j
.augnau.e occurence ... , ,DCe a uuy or
two since up jii a farm in the outskirts of
the city, in which a donkey occupied a
a very prominent part, and showed him
self to be a far less intelligent animal
than the ono " we read of," who, when
penned up in tho farm yard with the
chickens, remarked, as he trod them un
der foot, " F.very one for himself and
God for u-i oli."
This modern donkey, being panned up
in a yard, under circumstances quito sim
ilar 1 1 those of his ancient prototype, under
took the more dangerous experiment of ;
treading on the bees ; so he thrust his
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with their domestic arrangements, the bees I
rushed out in swarms and commenced 1
their assaults upon him in such a savage
manner as made tho poor beast think he
must leave in a hurry, which he accord
ingly Old. liut tue bees, not content witn
acting merely on the defensive, seemed
determined to punish him for his termer-
lty, and give him a lesson which should
nst him through life
Literally covering j
lis whole body, they stung him on his
nose, they stung hirn in his ears, they I
suing him in his eyes. I pun his back,
and upon his belly, upon his neck, and j
! .1 . . i.i
ugiy nose against me n.ves, nnu maue u ( ,0 1S50 for,y.lliu9 eruptions had been re
determined onset upon tho whole row corJeJi ,hos of tho prescllt mitury lak.
as if each individual hive was a trough of , in place jn mo, ISM.und 1839. there
meal. Not relishing such familmniy . . . nw of lava in 1S5.5. sine,
upon nis legs, tny Ufieneu inemseives a saiary oi j.uuu irancs, ana tne imme
by hundreds und (thousands, and wher j diato Senatorship, which brings another
ever a sting could penetrate, the poor 30,000 francs ; and at last he has consent
donkey had to take it. j ed to go over to Paris for a verbal and
r rantic with race and nam. the animal
rayed and bellowed, and ran, und jump
ed, and lushed his rides with his tail ;
and finally, as if in utter despair of get-
ling rid of his assailant.", he threw him
self upon the ground and rolled over and
over in an agony of pa in. r Hiding this
to be of little use, and that his assailants
seemed to multiply rather than diminish,
the poor donkey picked himself up again,
and seeing the kitchen door open, with
ears and tail erect, and eyes glistening
with ttars mid terror, he made a rush in
to the house. Thither the bees followed
him; and such a scene as then ensued
has seldom been enacted. In vain the
donkey rolled upon the floor-in vain he
iumned over the cook-stove. evermrm d
lha .ki ri lln. nn.oOk. K . . I in .
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Su uwuu r im Aims j v, uuu 4b tj uifi ui,' c . rr 1. I . I I 1 r
1.1 the whole household, summoned by the ; ?L ThmM,he learned the fall of Comon, had worked vigorously for Some!fort' 'l'e execrable l.ttl ty. ant ' as he
.:1i, a, , terms him, and he therfore paused, assur-
es, that poor John Donkey was sutf.cient-
ly rid of his enemies to be oble to leave
in safety by anxher door than that which
he had entered
This is no fable, reader, but a veraci -
ous narrative; vet there is a moral toil
as rood as if it were a fable, and one
which the strong, who attempt to oppress
Ihff insignificant and apparently weak ,
and the meddlesome, who are inclined to i
poke their noses into other peoples bui- j
ness, and the covetous who hanker ufuri
that which dose not belong to them,'
would do well to consider, for all 6uch are ,
liable to the same experiences as the don-
key met with among the bee-hives.
Worcttter Sjj.
The Newburyport Herald aysthat the
old residents of Ward" One were not a
little surprised on Thursday last by the
advent in their midst of Mr. Peter Fudge,
after an absence of fony-six years. It
was supposed that he had long been an
inhabitant of the spirituul spheres. In
lbl2 Mr. r udge sailed from INevvbury
port in a
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ch.l.t L n lH ll'hll.h flat. A . n
iiu nuinrj
rio nan vi mill uiiiii ins iriiirii. il l
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wue was inarr.ea twice atter in, uepar
George D. Prentice, the editor of the
Louisville Journal has enrolleJ himself
as a memeber of the Sons of Temperance. tJ draw oul mor han fiy times the
He joined them on the night of the y7th a,.,'0ll't of the capital he had furnished, as
ult... and made, it is said, some very snare ot profits. The astonish
touching remarks upon his past life and : ucr'lt'f 'he Pr old gentleman proved too
his pronects for the future. (""l1 fr I''1", for he went home and died
All accounts of tb crops in Kentucky
Missouri and Tennessee , are encouraging,
As Important Decision. Under
tins li:nl, on tlie 27th of May las, we em
bodied an article, a report from Washing
ton, made, we believe, ly the correspon
I dent of the Missouri Republican, to the
ellect, tluit ill a huprcme Court of the
United States, had made a decision, that
Government parts with its title to
lands only when the patent issues to the
purchasePi thnl publl0 ian,,s are therefore
,10l iuxat,le by Stales or Territories until
the actual issue of the patent.
''0 report ot sucti a decision nas gone
the rounds of the papers of the United
I Sinloa ii. ,1 it inntn l!ist Mr Hirnov of
thjj wrole ,0 Seimtor Jones ,0 Bscer.
tain the truth in relation to the matter.
Mr. Jones has written in reply as fol
Washington, June 15ih, 1S-jS.
Sin: I called on the Clerk of the
-. SmlM Suprcme Court( realive 0
th0 decision of the Supreme Court of the
I mted States with regard to the illegality
of taxing lands before the issue of the
patents. lie informs me nio that there
ij no Mich opinion given ; and as he owns
much land in the West that is subject to
taxation, which would be exempt under
such a decision, if any such has been
",'"Ja He says the newpaper report it
without the lenst foundation.
I am your o'l.t. servant.
W. I. Barney, Esq., Dubuque, Iowa.
Dubuque Express.
Vesuvius. The news of the eruption
of Vesuvius does not make it clear that
all danger is yet over ; which fact, togeth
er ivit!i flto inlinmnt intrtrutt lifit.innrinrT tn
h niyaterimis manifestations of the
power of the elements, will make the ao-
counts read with much avidity. Premo-
j,,,, 0f tne outbreak have been noted
fjp Rom() tii ,he absence of ((,.
Mructive eruptions for a long period ha
prevented the alarm which used to attend
! such warnings. Tho first and most dread
i ful eruption of Vesuvius, of which wo have
any mention, was in the year 79, when
Pompeii and Herculaneuin, with over
I "00 000 human beings, were buried un
i derthe burning lava and cinders. In 1631
the town of Torre del Grecco, then hav
i ing four thousand inhabitants, was entire-
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I iv uosii uyeu, wuu inucit 01 ui'3 sui rounuiug
of ,n0Ultaill ftf ,eBvi lhe cratp'r
rumor,! In tin. nrnrttir.n r.f I tho inn
i nearly two miles in circumference. Down
which time, till the present outburst, the
mountain has been quiet.
The London Athcnenum says " after
all, and in spite of his many former re
fusals, Professor Agassiz, of Boston, will
bo won over for tho dictatorship of the
Museum of Natural History of the Jardin
oes J'lantes. at Paris. It appears to be a
favorite wish of the Emperor Napolen, to
draw this celebrated scholar, whose per
sonal acquaintance he made in bwnzer
laiul, to 1'uru. Agassiz has been ottered
. I f iT " r(i e . i . i
personal negotiation.
S.t Axxv. The distinguished
Mexican exile, General Antonio Lopez
de Santa Anna, has addressed, from the
Island of St. Thomas, a lengthy manifes
to to his countrymen. Like former efforts
in the tame line, it is a warm eulogiuin
upon the author, by showing him to have
been the most discreet, pure minded, suc
cessful, considering the circumstances,
and eminently patriotic ruler Mexico ever
had. Tho drift of the whole cviJently is
to induce a recall to the scene of his form
er glories, lie 5ays V" the clamor of my
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u ,3,nu . '"ttuyL , ,',nen
rtn.u.ieu lo. "umu,e iremem,
; .ii.l I tmilif tn liitirraf. futnnii. m ctnnrvnw
",m 1 vv",u .rumm " OIIUIICI
i your sufferings." Bat ou arriving at
d ,hal 'he illustrious citizens will know
' how 10 'ri 'r the necessities of the
j fTllr'- IIe
' l"e 01tl,nate ,nai1 wo succeeds in
' M" lhe great work to a successful
tmmauon whoever he may be. It may
0 ..n. d ine present posture
of affairs in Mexico does not render it
ver ".y-muem aoes noi noia out
hlronK ho,3. ll'at ,lh.ere 14 an' suth
" ftuimte man now living.
A rBY Ia"d Case. The New
York Times has the follwing :
1:1 i . i . . j j . ..ii
! An enterprising young man in Alba-
ny, a few years ago, who had whit he
considered to be n valuable medicine,
which he wihei bt sell for the benefit of
mankind, prevailed upon an old fellow of
his acquaintance to join him in-the busi
ness and furnish him with the neressary
capital to go ahead with. He came to
New York, and at once entered upon a
most profligate and ruinous course of ad
vertising, which at last excifd ih alarm
of the old gentleman in Albany, who came
uwnii iu miMr-ri i mo until. ins oi ino con
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cern. and to his utter consternation he
discovered thai his prodiz.1 partner had
( spent Iiis entire capital the first year in
advertising. Uui examining a Jitttle I it-
lher he discovered that he was entitled
in a lit. If merchant da nit want ti tret
' rich too fast, thy tho lid be careful not
to advertise
Local & Territorial.
Forani or Jtlv Celebratioms.
We have been favored this year with an
tmusual amount of Fourth of July Patri
otism. The 4th occurring this year on
Sunday, our citizens celebrated the 82d
anniversary of our National Independence
at such times and places, as best suited
their notions and convenience.
The celebration was opened with a Ball
at Owenton, on Friday evening, in which
many of our citizens participated.
On Saturday, the Ladies' Benevolent
Society, held a celebration in this City, in
accordance with the programme publish
ed in our last, with the exception of the
place in which the exercises were held
The hard rains of the day previous, ren
dering the Grove an unfit place, in which
to hold the exercises of tho day, the
Church wa procured f?r the occasion-
The dinner was served in the building
known as the Bellevue Store.
As the usual courtesies were not extend
ed to the members of the press, we were
not in attendance, therefore are not able
to speak from observation, of the celebra
tion ; but we learn from those present,
that every thing passed ofT harmoniously,
and with general satisfaction. The pro
ceeds from the sale of tickets, at the din
ner, were as large as might have been
expected in these hard times.
The German' held a celebration in the
Grove, south of the Ciry, on Sunday, the
4th, where they participated in amuse
ments common in the fatherland. We
understand that they had a very pleasaut .
A Ur.ion Sunday School Celebration,
was held at Bennett's Grove, near the
Tappillion Creek, a short distance from
this City, on Monday, as previously ar
ranged, in which the children of the
Franklin, Bellevue, Clifton, Saling's
Grove, and Fairview Sabbath Schools
The members of the Bellevue and
Clifton Schools, assembled at the School
House, in this City, and took their depart
ure for the Grove, under the direction of
the Marshal of the day, II. T. Clarke.
The citizens joined in the procession,
which consisted of nearly 30 large vehi
cles, well filled, headed with a band of
Martial Music, and the Star Spangled
Banner, following soon alter, was an
ox tenn, behind which were seated a
baker's dozen of good natured, fun-loving
fellows, who sent forth blasts ot music,
not from burnished Bugles, but from
monstrous Tin Horns, presenting a pic
ture worthy a place in a Comic Almanac
Tho Delegation from Owenton, not
having arrived, when the Bellevue Dele
gation reached tho Grove, the Band set
out to escort them in. In a short time,
music was heard, approaching the Grove,
All were now on tip toe, eager to catch
the first glimpse of the Delegation, as it
was generally understood that it would be
a sight worth seeing; and sure enough
we were not disappointed, when the long
string of oxen slowly wended their way-
down the hill-side, and appeared in sight,
They numbered 29 yoke, under the man
agement of Wm. Carlile, and were at
tached to a ponderous vehicle, fitted up
expressly for the occasion, which was
covered and beautifully decorated with
evergreens. The car contained the Su
perintendent, Teachers and Scholars of
the Franklin Sabbath School, and from
the mast-head above, floated in the gen
tie breeze, our Nation's Flag.
Leaving the car the children marched
to the Grove, preceded by a youth, bearing
a very appropriate banner, who was sup
ported on either side by a young Miss
dressed in white. The banner was ele
gantly festooned, and in front was inscrib
ed, " Fran'ilin Sabbath School of Platte
Valley," and on the reverse, " The Bible
our Guide." The whole affair displayed
a taste and enterprise, truly commenda
ble. This Delegation, triumphantly bore
away the palm.
All were soon seated in the Grove
where suitable seats had been provided
The Orator and Speakers of the day,- Su
perintendents of the different Schools
Mayor of Bellevue, Probate Judge, and
Local Editor of the Gazette, were then
invited to take seats on the Speaker's
stand, when the order of exercises were
commenced by a song from a select Choir
of Ladies and Gentlemen, entitled " Star
Spangled Banner," which was followed
by Martial Music,
A brief and appropriate prayer was
made by Rev. Wm. Hamilton
The Declaration was read bv Wm.
Mitchell, of the Franklin Sabbath School
in a clear and forcible manner.
The Oration was delivered by Chi
(Justice Hall. It wasa plain, unassuming
1 effort, and highly creditable to its author
and was listened to with profound atten
tion, by the audience.
At the closo of the Oration, the assem
bly repaired to the long table, well filled
with the choicest viands, which were soon
During the afternoon exercises, short
and pertinent speeches were made by B.
P. Rankin, Joseph Dyson, the Agent of
the American Sunday School Union, and
Rev. Wm. Hamilton.
Several appropriate Airs were eung
during the day, by the children, under
the leadership of J. P. Kast.
The declamatory exercises by the chil
dren, formed a very entertaining feature
of the ceremonies of the day. They
acquitted themselves in a manner that re
flected great credit on themselves, and
their teacher, Mrs. Nye.
The various exercises were interspers
ed with Martial Music, and songs by the
We were much gratified to witness the
urge attendance, and general interes1
manifested in the Celebration. Indeed,
we hardly expected so many women and
children could be gotten together at such
short notice.
The exercises were closed at a late
hour, by partaking of Ice Creams, made
on the ground, and when we left, the
children, both large and small, were
' pitching into," the frozen Cow-juice,
with an unmistakable sign of satisfaction
A free dance came off in the evening,
n this City, in which a large number of
Ladies and Gentlemen participated, and
thus ended the Celebration for 1953, of
our country's greatest holiday.
The following has been handed us, with
request to publish. It is a matter well
worthy of consideration : ' The citizens
of Bellevue, are requesisd to meet at the
School House, on Saturday evening, June
10, at 8 o'clock, to consider the propriety
of building a hotel on the spot selected
ast fall, for that purpose. The hotel to
cost not less than five thounsand, and not
more than eight thousand dollars. The
way proposed, is this
Issue fifty shares
at $100 a share, and then let every man
furnishing money, material or labor, come
in for one or more shares, as he sees fit.
In this way we could build a hotel that
would do credit to the town, besides giving
work to many mechanics and laborers,
during these dull tims. The merchants
could supply hard ware, the lumbermen
lumber, the speculator lots, &c. In this
way it need not, in reality, cost any cash.
All that feel interested in such a move
ment, will attend the meeting, and give
their support Come one, come all.
Platte Riv er. From the amount of
water emptied into the Missouri by this
stream, we cannot help thinking that it
may made navigable, by some sort
of slackwater improvement. The incal
culable benefit that the navigation of this
river would be to the Territory, ought
certainly to induce exploration and exper
iment. The Bellevue Gazette suggests
the purchase of a light draft steamer for
this purpose. This is a good idea. If
this cannot be done, we suggest the fol
lowing : Let a party of three or four
young men take a skiff in a wagon as far
up as Powhocco, or Cedar Bluffs, and
then placing the skiff in the river, float
leisurely down, sounding frequently, and
in shallow places examining the nature
of the obstruction. We are willing to
make one of a party of thi3 kind, at any
time when not too closely pressed with
other business. Who will second the mo
tion ? Pacific City Herald.
Friends of the Platto Valley, will you
second the motion t We will also make
one of a party for the purpose proposed
by our neighbor of the Herald.
IroRMATio!f Wanted. A young
man, named William McCombs, of Ne
braska City, formerly of Edinburg, Port
ago County, Ohio, left Council Bluffs, la.
on a business errand to Sioux City, on the
22d of May, last, and has not been heard
of since ; having never arrived at Sioux
City, and his friends are much alarmed
as to his welfare.
When he left for the Bluffs, he had on
black broad cloth coal and pants, a figur
ed plush vest, and drab colored hat, and
rode a sorrel horse, with a white stripe in
its face ; its eyes defective ; nearly blind
in one eye.
McCombs was about 23 years of age,
near 6 feet high, full faced, rather light
hrr, and blue eyes.
Any information in regard to him will
be thankfully received and amply reward
ed by his friends. Direct lo J. Dawson,
Wyoming, N. T., or E. W. Botsford, Ne
braska City.
Small Pox Several cases of small
pox are reported on Sonora Island in the
Missouri river, about twenty miles below
Nebraska City. One person died with
the disease, and several others are not ex
peeled to recover.'
William Wild, and James Miller, are
erecting a large building on Warren
Street, for a Brewery.
At the semi-annual election of the Belle
vuo Lodge No. 4, of I. O.O. F., held June
24, the following were elected officers for
the ensuing term : W. W. Harvey, N.
G.; F. M. Davenport, V. G.; Chas. E.
McRay, Secretary.
Noticb. No more public meeting
will be permitted In the Bellevue School
House from this date. By order of th
Boats. The St. Joe Packet, Watossar
came up July 1st.
The Mansfield, an Ohio River Steam,
er, arrived July 6th.
The new and elegant Steamer, Sioux
City, is now duo at this port. She is ad
vertised for Sioux City.
An election was held last Wednesday,
to see if our citizens would vote a City
Loan of $5000, to complete the Court
House. A large marjority of votes were
cast in favor of the Loan. Only six votes
were polled agaiust it.
Jos. E. That is now erecting a com
modious brick building, on Main Street,
for an office. When completed, it will
be one of the finest buildings in the City.
We hope to have a few more of the same
The Oalthumpian Band, Wm. Dean.
Captain, were out on parade last evening,
and favored us with a serenaded Their
appearance was decidedly novel, and
did not fail to provoke a smile even from
crusty old bachelors. Long may you live,
gentlemen, to indulge your fun-loving
Read the new mail arrangements. It
will be seen that we are having three
mails a day, and on Saturdays, fou.
The County Commissioners adjouined
to meet at Cook's office, July 22d, at 9
o'clock, A. M.
W. F. Wrilson, has been appointed
Agent of the Omaha Indians, trice Gen.
J. B. Robertson.
A Live Editoii ix the Senate.
The Senate of the United States has been
ho nored by the election of an editor to a
scat in that body. Ex-Governor II. B.
Anthony, editor of the Providence Journ
al, has been chosen United Sautes Sena
tor from Rhode Island, for six years from
the 4th of March next.
Cutting Wheat. The Alton Demo
crat says : " Harvest operation has com
menced at Monticello, and in the Piasa
regions. The grain stands well, and the
harvest, with this beautiful weather, prom
ises greatly. The fears of rust, cut.worm,
lodging, &.C., are mostly groundless, as
Bio Item. Who would believe it
that enough long chains have been taken
away from this City during the last four
months, to build a chain telegraph from
here to Santa Fe over seven hundred
miles. Kansas City Journal. ' d
Henry M Rice, U. S. Senator froroi
Minnesota, is a native of Morrisville,
Madison County, N. Y., and learned the
printing art in the office of the Madison
Bituminous coal can be purchased in
Lawrence for twenty cents a bushel, or
$5,50 a ton, A very good vein has re
cently been discovered some four miles
west of Lawreice. Herald of Freedom.
The farmers of Kansas have a fair
prospect of a rich harvest before theui.
The rain has been abundant. But, as
yet, it his done no general mischief, and
the yield promises to be large.
The ocean steamer, Vanderbilt, nWe
her last trip from Europe to the Uuited
States, in six days and ten hours, between
land and land.
In an old mail bag recently purchased
by a Milford shoe manufacturer to work
into shoes, was found a letter containing
$283 in bank bills. The letter had been
mailed at an office in Tennessee for anoth
er place in the same State. The same
manufacturer has purchased thousands of
mail bags, and letters are occasionally
found in them.
Death or an Editor. Dennis Cor
coran, the well known journalist, was
among the killed by the recent explosion
of the steamer Pennsylvania. Corcoran
was a native of Ireland; came to New Or
leans in 1834; was connected with the
editorial corps of the Ficayune: and was
one of the founders, and till 1857 one of
the editors and proprietors of the Dh
Inl853he was elected to the Louisiana
Legslature, and having served out hi
term he was subsequently elected; and
served for two session as reporter of de
bates in the Louisiana State Senate.
The French Gazette Mediealt stale
that by an accident, charcoal has beendi
covered to be a sure cure for burns. E
laying a piece of charcoal on the bure,
the pain subsides immediately. By leav
ing the charcoal on one hour, the wound
is heald, as has bre.n demonstrated on
several occasion. The remedy ia cheip
and simple, and certainly deserves a tris .