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**************Hartford Weekly Times, Saturday, September 22, 1860******************

“John Brown Himself Is Right.”- We want the supporters of Mr. Abraham Lincoln in the States of Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, to inform us if they, like the Republican candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, think John Brown, who committed murder at Harper’s Ferry, was right? Mr. John A. Andrew tells us he was right, and said in this city, November 19, 1859: “I sympathize with the man, I sympathize with the idea, because I sympathize with and believe in the eternal right.” Does the New York Tribune think John Brown was right? –Boston Courier.


The Frightful Drought in Kansas- This sad visitation bears harder upon Kansas than all her previous troubles ever did. Our published accounts, bad as they are, have not overstated the extent of the drought. Only two good rains have fallen, over one-half of the Territory, since last September-one year ago! Three or four light showers have fallen in that time. The effects are portrayed in the following letters:

…Hundreds and thousands are leaving. I have been traveling in Southern Kansas, and I am sure the half has not been told. Many of our friends are obliged to leave their claims, and the Missourians are taking their homes, and the Land officers at Fort Scott favor all such highhanded injustice.

I am not in the habit of begging, but I went to my neighbor, who has corn for sale, and not having any money, proposed to let him have my shovel plow, a parlor stove, a clock, a fine spring calf, anything which I had on hand; but no corn without money. I went to another man, but no better luck. At length one good man gave men an order for a little meal, and be sure this is all between us and death.

E. Veatch.


A South Carolina Answer to Mr. Douglas.-

… Charleston Courier- ”The absurd charge of Disunion, however, will be reiterated against John C. Breckinridge by the Douglasites because of Mr. Yancey’s support, notwithstanding that Herschel V. Johnson is a Disunionist in precisely the same sense with Yancey, and James P. Hambleton, one of the most violent and uncompromising Democrats, and founder and editor of the Southern Confederacy newspaper, is a warm supporter of Douglas, with others who have approved and endorsed all that Mr. Yancey ever said in favor of Disunion on contingencies.”

What can the slanderers of Mr. Breckinridge say to this?

The above allusion to Mr. Yancey requires one word of explanation. The gentleman is by many at the North and South regarded as the chief of Disunionist, and therefore it is but just to state his real position as he himself states it to his Southern friends. He says he is not a Disunionist, if the rights of the States, as they are guaranteed by the Constitution, are to be respected. Otherwise he is for a separation.


Abe Lincoln’s Opinion.- “I have always hated slavery, I think, as much as ANY abolitionist.” Abe Lincoln

Just about the same. Indeed, we do not see how there could be any difference.


A Connecticut Slaver.- The Greenport (L. I.) Watchman of the 8th says that the Montauk, a fast sailing whale ship belonging in Sag Harbor, was sold last March to a New London man, taken to New York and nominally fitted for a whaling voyage. The attention of the U.S. Marshal or some of his deputies was called to the singular and unusual style of her preparations for whaling; but, though suspicions were aroused, nothing tangible could be found against her, and she was permitted to depart.
She proceeded to Africa, got a cargo of slaves, and landed 1,300 Africans on one of the Windward Islands. An arrangement was made with the Cuban authorities to enter them at $50 a head, and then they were publicly sold in the island for $1,000 apiece.


***********************Daily True Delta**********************************

Destructive Conflagration!.- About $200,00 Worth of Property Destroyed.- Sad Loss of Life!- Many Supposed to be Buried In the Ruins!.- A about 8 o’clock last night a fire- the result of which will bring the deepest sorrow to many a household in New Orleans- broke out in the rear part of E. J. Hart & Co.’s warehouse, on Foucher street, between Lafayette and Girod.

We regret, indeed, to state that several lives have been lost, and that in all probability many other person’s not yet known, have suffered a similar fate, and a number of others have been more or less injured.

…These stores and warehouse comprise five buildings, four four-story buildings, and one three story building. At an early hour E. J. Hart & Co.’s building fell over on Malony & Bros., and terrible was the result. A crowd of firemen, Hook and Ladder men, and citizens, was engaged about the building saving property, and as far as we could ascertain, the following sad consequences by loss of life and lesser injuries, occurred:

[Three men from American Hook and Ladder No. 2 missing; one man hurt with a leg broken]
[Two members of Mississippi No. 2, missing]
[One member of Pelican No. 4, missing; one killed; three badly hurt, one fatally ]
[One member of Irad Ferry No. 12, injured]
[Others: one killed; two missing; three badly injured; one slightly injured]


Looked For Some Time.- About nine months ago, a free colored young man named Ernest Loupre, of respectable family, but of fast and somewhat rowdyish habits, got into a affray with a slave boy belonging to Mr. Ernest Guyol, and stabbed him dangerously. Loupe succeeded in getting out of town before the police had an interview with him, and has staid away, or kept very quiet, since then. He appeared in public, however, yesterday evening, for the first time as far as we know, but it was not a very fortunate promenade for him, as appearances indicate. Special officer Boullosa, of the Second District police, who at the time kept a very bright look out for him, while looking around last evening saw a person whom he thought was Loupre. He bailed him and upon nearer view was satisfied of the fact, and politely requested his company as far as the Second District police station where he was lodged in attentive and safe custody. He declares he has had an amicable understanding with Mr. Guyol, in regard to the matter, but to that Boullosa had nothing to say, performed his duty and put the case in trim for future consideration by the proper authorities.


***************************The New York Times**************************

The Prince of Wales on Thursday evening, at Detroit, experienced a very decided foretaste of the receptions which await him in his brief tour through the United States. He reached Windsor at 8 o'clock, and went on board the Detroit and and Windsor ferry-steamer Windsor, where he was received by the Governor of Michigan, the Mayor and Councilmen of Detroit, and a number of prominent citizens. When the steamer reached American waters, the Mayor welcomed the Prince, as Baron RENFREW, to the United States. The river and the city presented a magnificent spectacle, the steamers and other vessels in the former being hung with variegated lamps, and decorated with banners and emblems, and the latter being splendidly illuminated. Rockets and other fireworks were let off continually, and the river was a blaze of light, the whole forming the grandest display witnessed by his Highness during his sojourn in America. The crowd was so dense at the landing-place that it was found impossible to form the procession which had been arranged to escort him to his hotel, and after several ineffectual attempts it was found necessary for him to enter a private carriage and proceed through by-streets. His suite followed him shortly afterwards, escorted by the firemen of Detroit. The enthusiasm of the crowd was something tremendous, and found vent in cheer upon cheer. Yesterday, after a drive through the city with the Mayor, his progress being impeded at every step by enthusiastic crowds, the Prince with his suite proceeded to the Railroad depot and took his departure for Chicago, where, after a somewhat tedious journey, he arrived at 7 1/2 o'clock last evening: Here, as at Detroit, an immense concourse awaited his arrival, though, through the admirable regulations of the Police, everything was done "decently and in order." The party will leave for St. Louis this afternoon.

The mails by the Europa, which arrived at Boston yesterday morning, reached this City last evening. They contain no details of the flight of the King of Naples, or of the entry of GARIBALDI into the Capital. This intelligence was forwarded by telegraph to Queenstown, at which point the Europa touched. Some interesting particulars, however, are received of the preparations of FRANCIS II. to leave, and of the causes that have since induced him to take such a step. Two articles -- one from the London Shipping Gazette, on the object of Mr. LINDSAY's mission to the United States, and another from the London Post, on the President's reply to Lord JOHN RUSSELL's circular about the slave-trade -- are published elsewhere, and will attract attention.
By the bark Eliza Barss, at this port from Bermuda, we receive our correspondence to the 11th inst. The Bermudians were in the greatest state of depression on account of the receipt of intelligence, that it would be impossible for the Prince of Wales to visit them. By way of Bermuda we have news from Barbados to the 25th ult. The drouth which had so long prevailed had been succeeded by copious and refreshing rains, which had infused new life into the agricultural interest. The burnt district at Bridgetown was being rapidly rebuilt. From Jamaica we have advices to the 24th ult. The general election was over, and it was believed the Government had secured a safe working majority in the Legislature. The contract for carrying out the project of steam communication with the United States had been awarded to Mr. HOLT, of Liverpool. The island was generally healthy, and business was dull. From Demerara, Antigua, St. Vincent and Trinidad, the news is not important.

By the arrival of the brig Isabel Beurmann, Capt. TUNISS, we have advices from Port au Prince to Sept. 5. The opening of markets on Sundays has been prohibited. The country is very healthy and quiet. At Port au Prince they are improving the streets, and making trenches outside the city in order to keep the water from running in during the rainy season.

The express from Pike's Peak, which arrived at St. Joseph, Mo., on Wednesday night, brought the largest amount of treasure yet received at one time. Business at Denver City is reported to be reviving. Discoveries of silver leads continue to be made, which are expected to yield well. The mines are being inspected by competent persons, and their prospective yield will probably be soon determined.

A most disastrous conflagration occurred at Fort Smith, Ark., on the morning of the 20th inst., involving a loss estimated at $200,000, -- supposed to have been the work of an incendiary. Among the buildings destroyed were the City Hotel and the garrison block, the latter belonging to the Government.

The Breckinridge Democracy of the City met in their various District Conventions last evening, but on account of divisions, want of a quorum and other, causes, only about one-half of the Conventions made any nominations.

The Union Wide-Awakes and their friends assembled in large numbers at Stuyvesant Institute last evening, and were addressed by Col. EVANS, of the Baltimore Patriot, A. OAKEY HALL and C.S. SPENCER. It was an enthusiastic gathering.

David Upton

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