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News and Local FMilnr.
DELLEVUE, N. T.
THURSDAY, JULY 15, 1S58.
Mr. Editor: JMar Sir. -Much has
been said about tho different toWns on the 1
Missouri River, and their relative im
portance as die termini of Rail Roads.
Among these, Omaha City has urpassed,
perhaps, all others, in endeavoring to im
press the minds of all, fur and ir, thai
it was tht point for lha grossing of tho
great Pacific Railway.
I admit, that through the patronage of
(Jo.rlrftmekf nil Government Olficrs,
in-connection with the energetic efforts
of the tarly proprietors of that town, it
has become quite a place, and almost too
large for tho surrounding country. As
for its being tht point, or even a point
from which to1 commence a
Talo a few
we must . in
wett, I have never believed,
facts, for to facts and truth
the end come.
I quote from the " Report of Jno. II.
Dickerson, Capt. United States Army,
and Col. J. J. Abert. Chief Topograpical
Engineers; Message and Documents,
1857-8, rart 2." , Theso persons .were
appointed to survey a. Military Wagon
Road. ; lie says:
On the 17th I left for Omaha City,
having received your instructions to com
mence the survey at the eastern end of
the line. I crossed tho Missouri River
at Weston, and marched up through .Mis
souri and Iowa, to Council Bluffs, where
1 re-crossed the river, and arrived at
Omaha City on the 2Gih of June." Pages
I crossed Rig and Little Tappillion,
in what is known as " Winter Quarters
trail,", the route usually pursued by Mor
mon emigrants, and struck Elkhorn river
eighteen miles above its junction with the
Platte, and at a distanco of twenty-four
miles from Omaha City."
- Between the Missouri and Elkhorn
rivers, the country is a high, rolling prai
rie, elevated three hundred feet above
the Missouri River, and ts very much
broken by ravines, which attain a depth
of from thirty to one hundred and forty
feet bel6w the general level." Page 820.
'. Between tho Elkhorn and Missouri
rivers, the country is so broken, that it
(the road) neceisarily follows the divid
ing ridges. The ravines, putting into the
Elkhorn, the two Tappillions, and tho
Missouri, are numerous, and interlock at
their heads, making this a very circuitous
route. An approximately straight road
could not be obtained without heavy grad
ing, which the appropriation would not
'justify, nor will the travel on the road be
Buflloient to demand it." Page 629.
" The country embraced within the
survey Is destitute of timber, with the ex
ception of what is found along tho water
Correspondence of tlie Wyoniing Telescope.
Ft. Kearney, June 20.
Mb. Editor: As I promised yflu,
when 1 left Wyoming, tlmt I would write,
I improve tho first opportunity.
We left Wyoming, May 17th, and
enme to a little town culled Ncbrask City,
situated on South Table Creek, claiming
great advantages over ft cr sitter Towns on
account of a certain Mr. Majors living
there, who has a contract with Uncle Sam
to forward supplies to Utah, and the dilf-
e rent Forts oil tho route. I hired to Mr.
Majors to drive a train of six yoke of
htccrs to this place, nl S25, per month
and provisions found, wiih the privilege
of rppoMiig at night on the heads of the
crsxker barrels, with which we were loud-
cd. We left Nebraska Citv on the 22d.,
with seventeen wagons, and Mr. Scott (a
gentleman of the first order) as our wag-on-master.
With a good deal of whipp
ing, &c., we ilrova about 12 miles and
coralled for the ivght, having a very
heavy fall of rain ; the roods were very
liul next day, and continued so the whole
trip out, raining almost every night. At
Salt Creek one of the boys got tired of
walking and bought n pony of a Pawnee
Indian for a pair of blankets and a ring;
ho swoped tho pony with a white man for
another, nnd we started on. On the sec
ond day, three Indians enme up and claim
ed the pony ; Raying it was stolen, they
stmtched the rope from the owner's hand
and ran away with the pony, and none of
the best wishes of the poor ox driver.
Tho boys, some twenty-two in number,
were first rato fellows, being nearly all
would-bu wagon masters and assistants,
of course understood the business. Gen
erally one common hand or two aspirants
could drive a team.
Before we left Nebraska Citr, Mr.
Maiors presented us with a Bible and
Hymn-boor, each with instructions to use
no profane lunguago, drink no whiskey !
nor play cards! but gave us the "rnvil
ege of driving Sundays !" We reached
here in twenty-one days ; a quick trip,
considering the roads. As " Jordan is a
hard road to travel," I concluded to stay
here the rest of the season.
Capt. Mc Cowan has charge of this
pot; his Company ( II 4th Artilcry) con
sists of 34 men, otlicers and privates
Col. Sumner is encamped near here with
four Companies of cavalry. Col. May is
expected here in two or three days, with
several companies, and Lol. Morrison
soon nfter with a number more, to await
tho orders of Gen. Harney, who will be
here next month. Four companies of
Artilery left here one week ago for Utah.
A large amount of provisions, beef cattle,
&c, ar here to supply the soldiers.
Flour is $0,50 per hund, beef 8 cts. per
pound, egtrs $1,00 per doz., buitor $1,00
per lb. No news of imporiance from
Utah or the plains. Buffalo are plenty
within from ten to twenty miles of here.
The soldiers are generally well and
very anxious to enter Salt Lake City. I
think old Brigham lias some pretty hard
boys to contend with. Well, I have writ
ten all, and perhaps more than will be of
interest to you, so I will close.
G. A. DOUGLAS.
Caors in Kansas. The crops thro'
out the country look very promising, and
we may expect a good yield. The lato
wet weather has somewhat retarded the
pluntiug of the corn, and its subsequent
growth, but only in low and wet locali
ties has it been materially injured ; that
on high ground is growing linely. We
have never beheld better wheat in any
country, than is seen on the prairies of
Kansas at this time. The wheat haavest
w ill commence in about two weeks. The
present crop proves that Kansas is as
well adapted to wheat growing as any
other State, and that its cultivation will be
a coiikiderablo item in the farming busi
ness. Oats look well and promise it good
crop. Many of our farmers have sown
the Hungarian Grass, this season. tYe
see fields of this grass in every direction,
and if turns out as well as represented, it
will henceforth be raised by all our far-
liters. 1 lie prairie grass is better ai tins
earlv i1atn of the season than it was at
cutting time last year, and we may ex
pect a largo amount to be cured and put
up. Leavenworth Herald.
Cavcih. The American word caucus
i ii I . en 1
is introduced into tmgiisn pontics, ine
London. Star speaks of a " caucus of Lord
Palmerston's friends." This word (which
Webster is at a loss to explain in his dic
tionary) is derived from early revolution
ary history. The North part of 15oslon,
which is celebrated . from its anti-tea de
monstrations, was the field of labor of the
caulkers and other mercantile , laborers.
These caulkers were the most active in
patriotic movements against British op
pression, and a " caulker s meeting be
came gradually to be called a caucus.
The word thus derived from revolutionary
fiatriotism, is now adopted even in the
and whose tyranny gave occasion to its
origin. . -
To Candidate. We expect to an
nounce the names of several Candidates
for Representatives in the Territorial
Legislature, in our next issue. Price,
$5 for each announcement, payment in
advance, or no announcement w ill be made-
Workmen are now ' encaged in the
work of ruttinz on new truss rods, and
otherwise strengthening the Suspension
Bridge, at Niagara. -
The Crops Tub Uplands. The
wheat crop, which is now generally har
vested, all agree in saying is such as is
rarely witnessed in anv country. We
hear of quite a number of fields which
will produce from twenty-five to thirty
bushels to the acre, which have received
no attention during the last year, not even
that of plowing or seeding, deriving its
entire crop from tho waste of a former
Mr. Treat, who came down from Twin
Mound on Wednesday last, says he pass
ed whole fields of corn which stands full
six feet high. Vegetation will be some
whut injured on the bottoms, by the se
ver and protracted rains, but the up
lands have probably experienced but little
or no injury from tho wet. The uplands
seem belter adapted t a wet season than
the low lands, and will endure a drouth
nearly or quite as well, besides having
the advantage of health in their favor.
Kansas Herald of Freedom.
An excellent original portrait of Frank
lin, painted in 1779, by , tho eminent
French painter, Duplesse, has been dis-
cpvered in the possession of an old gentle
man in Trance, who has had it for twenty
two years, and who now contributes it to
the city of Boston. It has already been
placed in the public library of that city.
An exchange paper mentions a singu
lar fact in connection with the suicide of
Herbert. In 1851 Thomas Picton, who
now claims Herbert's library, started
newspaper called the " fcachem, and
gathered around him a group of good
writers, lhe list editorial and corres
ponding included Picton, Dr. Bachelor,
Herbert, Win. North, Geo. G. Foster,
Major Richardson, and Capt. Bradley
Of these. Picton and Vr. JJachelor are
living the other five have died suicides
The Kansas river continues in fine
boating condition. It would have been
well for all the towns ulong the Kansas
Valley, and" south of the river, could they
have known the facts, to have had all
their goods shipped to Wyandott, from
which point they could have been brought
to other places along the river.
Jlcrald of Freedom.
is a golden volume
eourjes. rage oju.
'"The high prairie between the Mis
souri and Elkhorn rivers has a rich, light
soil, but much of it is so broken that it
cannot be cultivated. West of Elkhorn,
the Platte Valley is entered. This val
ley is from four to twelve miles wide, and
is bordered on either side by well defined
bluffs. The southern bluff is higher and
more abrupt than the northern, rising
from fifty to two hundred feet above the
mar. which ccncrallr runs near, and
frtautntlu washes it. The space inclosed
within the bluffs as uniformly level, and
covered with a rich, black loam." " The
Plait general v has timber alonir us
banks." . .
Take the above extracts in connection
with report of Col. Lander, on which he
states that a Rail Road can be completed
from the mouth of the Platte to Fort Lar
amie in three vears. and it will not be
hard to determine on which tide of the
Platte, the road when made will run ; and
one can as easily determine, that even if
one of the roads now crossing Iowa does
make Council Bluffs, as a point, it does
not follow that to oblige a town, it must
cross at Omaha City, and pass over thoso
"deep ravine" and that " broken country
300 feet above the Missouri River," to
reach the Platte Valley, when there is a
natursl trateway bv Bellevue. It is time
emigrants would look at facts, and those
seeking a home in the w est, would them
solve examine a little into the truth of
the various reports so industriously circu
lated through the country, and along the
highways, by persons whose interest lies
in the accomplishment of their ends. In
the extracts I have given,! have italicised
a few words, to draw attention to their
import. Coming to Omaha City " thro'
Iowa and Missouri," the surveyor, of
or Genius. There
yet to be written on
the first struggles of forhrn genius in
London magnificent, miserable, enno
bling, degrading London. If "nil who
have suffered would confess their suffer
ings would show themselves in the stark
shivering squalor in which they first walk
ed her streets would paint the wounds
which first bled in her garrets what a
book mi&ht b9 placed in the hands of
pride ! what stern wholesome rebukes for
the selfish sons of fortune ! what sustain
ing sweetness for the faint of spirit ! How
often should we find the lowly comfort
ins the high the ignorant giving lessons
to the accomplished the poor of earth
aiding and sustaining tho richly endowed
Crops Harvest. We observe that
the farmers in this section of the country
have commenced cutting their wheat.
There are varous reports as to the quanti
ty and quality of the grain, but we think
the crop is at least an average one. Oats
look badly ; the crop will be short. Corn
is doing tolerably well, except in low, wet
land ; if tho season continues favorable
the prospect is very good for an abund
ant crop. Hemp is indifferent. The
warm weather is bringing tobacco out
finely. We learn there is at least 50 per
cent, more plants set out this year than
was last, and the prospect is very flatter
ing for a large crop. The weather for
some time has been very warm, the ther
moineter ranging about 90 in the shade
Vegetation ot all kinds is growing very
rapidly JSrunswuk (.Vo. ) Press.
Fire at Rock Island. A destructive
fire occurred at Rock Island on Tuesday
morning, destroying property to the
amount of $25,0u0. upon which there was
but a small insurance.
Robert T. Luce, late student of the
Rennselaer Institute, died in Kanzas on
the 25th ult., of consumption, originating
from violent exercise at a cricket match
He was about twenty years of age, nnd
a son of the heroic Captain Luce, of the
fatal steamer Artie.
W. H. Russell, the army correspon
dent of the London Times, gets $10,000
pur milium, and all expenses paid.
A lane importer in Park Place, New
York, who was compelled to cut down
salaries throughout his establishment du
ring the late financial crisis finding pros
peritv BDrain "perched on his banner,
has restored salaries to their former
amount, together with arrearages and in
Death op Mabtin Kosta. Marti
Kosia. the Huneanan refugee who was
rescued from the Austrian authorities
1853. bv Commander Intrraham, of the
United States Navy, died recently in very
indigent circumstances, on a sugar planta
lion, near the city of Uuatemala.
Robert McAuley of Scioto county, O.,
has como home sick and poor from a six
years' absence in California, but his wife
says he is not her husband, that he is an im
postor, and will not recognize him. His oth
er relatives treat hitn in the same way; but
the neighbors are divided some say it is
he, and some say it isn't. He knows every
thing that the real man should know ; and
if he had brought back 1 100,000 in Cali
fornia gold, we are inclined to think his
frieuds would have traced some resem
blances that they cannot now discover.
The Philadelphia Press savs of the
London Times and the French Emperor:
" The Times lately told some unwel
come truths about the ruffianly character
of the military officers of France, in in
dignant comments upon the recent at
tempted assassination of M. de Pene, by
some lieutenant and fencing master Ily
enne and Napolean HI immediately
stopped its circulation in France. Only
a single copy of the Times is now allowed
to enter, and that is sent to Paris, in a
sealed envelope from Boulogne, specially
addressed to Napolean himself."
Local & Territorial.
The' Ladies' Benevolent Society, will
meet at Mrs. Kinney a, on ihursday
Evening of next week.
Ice Cream. Call at Wm. Rawitzer'a
on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays,
nd you will be provided with Ico Creams.
Ie will furnish it for parties, at any time
by giving an hour's notice.
Hotel Meeting. A meeting will be
held at the Bellevue Store, on Saturday
Evening next, to take into consideration
lie propriety of building a Hotel, on the
plan mentioned in our last issue. A full
ttendance is desired.
The New England Bards will give a
Vocal and Instrumental Concert, in this
City, next Monday Evening. They have
the reputation of being a. talented Com
pany, and are drawing large houses thro
out the west Go and hear them.
R. W. Furnas of the Brownville Ad-
vertiser, is a candidate for re-lection, to
the Council, from the District composed
of Nemaha and Johnson Counties.
A Raspberry Pic-Nic was held in the
Grove, south of this City, on Tuesday
ast. A large number of Ladies and
Gentlemen were in attendance, and en
joyed themselves hugely. The Ladies
will accept our thanks for a generous re
membrance of cake. . ,
At a Convention held in the Forest
City precinct, Matthew Shields, was nom-
nated as a candidate for Representative
in the Lower House of the next Territo
Rev. Mr. Davis, of the M. II Church,
has arrived in this City, and will occupy
the position held by his predecessor, Rev.
Black Stallion Pete, and his master, J.
Sterling Morton, the Semi-Secretary of
Nebraska, were m town a few days since.
We understand Morton's Commission still
remains in Mr. ttuchanans breeches
A terrific thunder storm occurred last
evening, and the ram came down in tor
rents for nearly two hour. It was one
the most severe storms that we have had
The dwelling house of A. W. Tru n
bull, a few miles west of this City, was
struck by lightning, soon after the storm
commenced, and was burned to the ground,
together with his household goods. "Mr,
Trumbull was absent at the time, but his
family we understand were, in the house
when it was stiuck, but fortunately were
not seriously injured. The lightning
struck in several places near this City,
but we have not heard of any further
serious damage being done.
We trust our citizens will extend to
Mr. Trumbull that material aid, which
the nature of the case demands. It is
hard enough to be burned out of house
and home, in prosperous limes, 'but at
the present time, the loss is doubly severe
For Nebraska. A company of five
of the citizens of Howard started on Tues
day morning last, for Nebraska. Their
equipage consists of a large wagon and
good team of horses, with tent, provisions,
cooking utensils, blsinkets, shooting-irons,
and a big dog: Tney go to " spy out the
country," and if it be indeed a " goodly
and, flowing with milk and honey, per
haps to form the nucleus of a settlement.
All well disposed persons will please aid
them in their journey, and those who are
evil disposed will do well to remember
the shooting-irons and big dog. They
intend to be absent about eight weeks.
We wish them w ell.
Green Bay Advocate.
The above party arrived in this City a
short time since. They were much pleased
with our City and the surrounding country.
They report the crops from Green Bay to
Nebraska, as looking first-rate.
Among the appontmenls by the Presi
dent, are Joseph R. Chandler of Phila
delphia, formerly editor of the United
States Gazette and an old whig, as minis
ter to Naples; E. T. Fair of Alabama,
minister to Belgium ; B. C. Yancey of
Georgia, minister to the Argentine Re
public, South America ; John P. Stocton
of New Jersey, minister to Rome, in
place of Lewis Cass, Jr., and all were
Death or am Editor. r. Purdy
Hull, Esq., editor of the San Francisco
" Town Talk," died recently in that city.
He was widely known as one of the many
husbands of Lola Montez, to whom he
was married, and with whom he lived
km.urnl Aax'm I, i ill thllt K IL'A Ka
course had no opportunity of learning any jon!y ri0n wLo evef her turbu.
thing about other points, than those over j fui piriu
There are more men out of employ
ment in Cleveland, U., than there ever
were before at this season. They must
live, and are willing to work cheap
Something should be done immediately
toward providing work for the needy and
deserving mechanic and laborer. In
Chicago there are ten men seeking em
ploymcnt where only one can get it. The
city laborers there are now working for
half a dollar a day, and thousands areal
most starving for want of work. Farm
ers in northern Illinois arc hireing men
at eight dollars a month. In Buffalo hun
dreds of men are out of employment, and
in Detroit the same. Plain Dealer,
The Wheat Crop. We have, from
time to time, alluded to the prospects
the harvest in the North-West, and a few
weeks since, predicted that the damage
from rust would not b so serious as had
been apprehended by the farmers. In this,
our prediction was at fault. The darnaga
to the crop has been heavy ; and, as we
earn from a variety of sources, very
general. We know of some fields near
this city, which, a few weeks since, prom
ised an extraordinary yeild have not been
deemed worth cutting, and have been left
upon the ground.
The fepring wheat has not, and win not,
suffer to the same extent that the fall
wheat has. With the product of this crop,
and that of the fall crop, which has not
been hist, there will be, however, a great
sufficiency for all the consumption of this
immediate region, with pel lisps, in view
of the great breadih sown, a fair overplus.
til. joe uazeiu.
Boats The St. Joe Packet, Watossa
reached our landing, on her upward tiip
The light draft steamer, Sioux City,
B W. Baker Master, V. A. Woolfolk
Clerk, arrived on the 13th, and put off a
large quantity of freight for our Merch
The Mansfield, arrived on the evening
of the same day. '
An U. S. Steamer, tmssed up loaded
with troops, on the 14th. '
A r iGHTiNO Governor. About two
weeks aeu, Gov. Perry, of Florida, hail
ed the stage on the line between Mirano-
py and the terminus of the Honda Kail
road, and requested the driver to turn
aside a few hundred yards to take in some
lady passengers. The driver roughly re
fused to do so, when hot words ensued,
and ended by the Governor pitching into
Jehu, and giving him a thrashing.
which he traveled.
Tho Saline County (Mo.) Herald says
that Mr. Clarkson has discovered a rich
vein of lead ore near the mouth of Salt
jork in that county. It is his intention
t commence mining and smelling, either
thia vein or one owned by Mr. Scott,
in the Western part of Cooper county.
Harvestiko Tb Alton Democrat
ot the 23rd, says tht " weather is very
fine, and harvest operations are progress
ing rapidly in this locality. The wh-at
stands well, generally speaking, and is an
excellent yield, 25 to 30 bushels per
acre. Otir city millers offer 75 to 80
i cents, upon contract for early delivery."
Mr. Hart's marble memorial ef Mr.
Clay, for the ladies cl irgima, is in
progress and will probably be completed
during the year.
A brother of Little Soldier, chief of the
Snak (Utah) Indians, died a few days
since. His relatives, in aJdition to the
killing his favorite horse over his grave
buried with him, alive, a little boy of
whom the deceased was very fond, in or
der that he might accompany him to lhe
spirit land. They wrapped the boy up,
alive, in a blanket, and placed him in the
grave with the corpse, burying them to
An ingenious novelty has just been
brought out on the North Pennsylvania
Kailroad, in the shape of a station indica
te which informs the passengers or the
name of the station or place which the
tram may be approaching. A cylinder,
placed in a conspicuous part of. the car,
contains the names of all the stopping-pla
ces alone the line of the road. As the
train reaches or leaves one station, the
brakesman turns out and exposes to view
the name of the next. It is a great boon
Frank . Leslie's Illustrated . News of
June 5, contains a sketch of the Trading
Post in this City, and another that pur
ports to be a representation of Bellevue
The sketch bears a striking resemblance
to a Hottentot town on the barren sand
of an African desert, and resembles this
City just about as much as a Gopher hole
looks like a valUr Do?. . The artist has
situated Bellevue on the west bank of the
Mississippi River, in Nebraska Territory
The descripton of Bellevue, accompany
g the sketches, contain blunders " too
numerous to mention. The sketchs were
taken by one Col. (?) Huyett, last winter
and to judge from the specimen before us
he must be a brother to the artist " who
takes in housent to paint." Wonder if
those that took stock in the Colonels en
terprise, would dispose of a few shares
cheap for cash ?
Minister to Paris. Mr. Mason is
to come home, and it is rumored in Wash
ineton that John A. Dix has been nomi
nated to take his place at the Court of Na
poleon. Mr. Mason, it is said, leaves
France $21,000 in debt.
The report that Mr. George Peabody
loses $700,000 by the late flood at the
City of Cairo, dwindles down to a loss of
only 5,000. or perhaps less He became
possessed of the property by owning large
claims against the Uuited States Bank.
Ar.Assix and Napolkoh. Notwith
standing the liberal offers made by the
French Emperor to Agassis, he has de
termined to remain in America. It is
not true that he is croing to r ranee to
take the Emperor's offer into considers
lion. He does not feel able to leave his
engrossing studies even long -enough to
make a vu;t to his aged mother in Swit
We are in receipt of tho Rulo Western
Guide, a new paper published at Rulo
Richardson County, by A. D. Kirk &. Co
It makes a very neat appearance. There
are now 17 papers published in Nebraska
10 north of Platte River, and 7 south,
Commencing in the extreme northern
town, where a paper is published, they
are as follows : Dakota City Hefald
Omadi Weekly Enterprise, Cuming City
Star, Desoto Pilot, Florence Courier, Ne
braska Republican, Times,' and Nebras,
kian, of Omaha, Bellevue Gazette, Platte
Valley Times, of Plattsmouth, Cass Co,
Sentinel, of Rock Bluffs, Wyoming Tele
scope and Post, Nebraska City News
Nebraska Advertiser, of Brownville
Nemaha Valley Journal, of Nemaha City
Rulo Western Guide, of Rolo. These
papers are published in towns situated on
the Missouri River. As yet journalism
in Nebraska is in its infancy, but at no
distant day, we presume, it will reach
mature manhood, and, we hope, will ever
be found battling for human rights.
Why is a Nebraska shinplaster like an
impenitent sinner f Because - it don'
know that its redeemer live'h.
National Salote. At the instance
of Col. Gillmore, the Light Artillery
Company of this city fired a national sa
ute of thirty-three guns the extra gun
being for the Territory of Nebraska at
sunrise the morning of the 4th. The
Artiilery company did their duty as if
they had been drilled for years in the
service the cannon was made to speak
as if the nation were but just emancipated
from the dominion of Great Britain. We
never heard sweeter sounds than the
booming of the cannon which woke the
echoes from the hills, on Sunday morning
ast: and on that day of days in our na
tional history, we hope never to be awak
ened by any other sounds than the " can
non's opening roar." The fourth of July
is a national sabbath ; a day dear to every
American, and we regard the national
salute on the morning of that day, as
necessary to a proper observance of it, as
the ringing of the bell which calls us to
church on Sundays.
Omaha JYebrasktan. '
Another Rip Vaw Winrle. A msn
named Barnum has recently been releas
ed from jail in Connecticut after 26 years
imprisonment, lhe wonderful changes
and inventions of the last 25 years all new
to him, and are looked upon by him with
about the same degree of wonder as if he
had just risen from the dead, after a sleep
of a quarter of a century. He never until
Thursday last saw a power-printing-press,
railroad, or a train of cars, lie was
taken to the depot to see the express tram
come in and was of course much astonish
ed at the sight.
Growth or the American UhiR.
The London Times, in a leading article,,
calls the attention of the British public to.
the wonderful expansion and prodigious
development of the American Union. "Ir
reality," says the Times, " not even the
marvels cf American nature are compar
able in magnitude to the recent features of
American progress. The new State of
Minnesota contains an area exceeding
that of France, and Kansas is larger than
Great Britain. The mighty process of
Colonization, which goes on there with
such rapidity, is without parallel in the
history of the race."
The elephant Hannibal, ao long the.
marvel and delight of boys and girls all,
over the country, died at Canfield, Ohio,,
on the 7th.
Instead of hanging a thousand dollar
negro at Paris, Ky.. who had committed
the murder of another negro, he was re
prieved and sold out of the State. rT t
P. T. Barnum sailed for Liverpool on.
the 17th in the Kangaroo, wither he goes
to complete the arrangements for the ex
portation, of the Lumley Opera Troupe,
for a grand campaign in the fall.
Five million acres of the land granted,
to the State of Michigan by act of Con
gress in 1850, are to be thrown into mar
ket. The sales will commence at Lan
sing on the 28th of July.
Letters from Australia states that the
air of Adelaide is perfectly roasting and
people fall, sun struck, nearly every day.