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Presidential Electors

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Republican Btate convention, held last week, the following candidales for Presidential Electors were nominated : Robert 11. Beecher, Thomas D. Gilbert, Frederick Waldorl, Marsh Giddings, Christian Eberbach, Perry Hannah, George W. Pack, Omar D. Conger. As these gentlemen have nothing to do - if electcd - but to vote for Lincoln, it is not necessary lo make thern marks of either favorableor unfavorable criticismThoy are all competent, politically and physically, to the task assigned them. t Tnos. W. Ferry, of Grand Haven, has been nominated by the Republicans of the fourth district as their candidate for Oongress. It is presumed that Kellogg's voice has so given out as to incapacítate hira lor serving another term. - Hon. Roland E. Tiiowbridge has been nominated for Oongress by the Republicana of the tifth district. He has served one term, but vras beaten by Balwin in Í862, and will be likely to share the same fute again. l The favorite side-wheel steamer Illinois, wassunk on the rocks in Eogle Harbor, Lake Superior, on Saturday morning last. Her passengcrs and freight were taken off by tbe steainer Cleveland. She was owned by J. T. Whiting & Co., Detroit, and last winter was thoroughlv repaired at an expense of some $20,000. üjgr Gen. Butleb, if the telegraph is to be believcd, has been laid up at Fortress Monroe. His Península campaign has satisfied even his admirers that he is a military failure. JS5T" The rebel privateer Florida is again at work on our coasts, and is swooping up a large number of vessels daily. J3T Capt John A. Winslow, of the steamor Kearsarge, wasborn in Roxbury, North Carolina, and is now nearly 60 years of age. He is the third officer above John Rodgers of the Dictator on the navy list. Captain Winslow entered the Navy on the Ist of January, 1827. He joined the sloop ofwar Falmouth, then attached to the West India squadron, where he remained until 1831, when he was sent to the New York Naval School for a few months, when he was warranted as a past midshipman, bearing date April 28, 1832. - He was then ordered for duty at Boston. In 1836, he was on the eoast of Brazil in the sloop Erie. Three years after he was at the rendezvous in Boston. On the 9th of December 1839, he was promoted to be a Lieutenant. In 1841 he was ordered to the steamer Missouri. In 1849 he was attached to the sloop Saratoga, on the Home squadron ; from that time until 1852 he was waiting orders ; then he was ordered to the frigate St. Lawrence, flagship, where he remained on a long cruise. Ou the 14th of September, 1855, he was commissioued a Commander, and ordenxl to the rendezvous at Boston. Iu 1859 he was relicved and awaited orders. In 1861 he was appointed lighthouso inspector. In 1862 he was ordered to the Mississippi flotilla, and subsequently hc was ordered to Portsmouth to command the Kearsarge, which position he has filled with credit and honor in the past, as well as in the action with the Alabama. His present commission is dated 16th of July, 1862, on which day some 15 of our best commanders wero promoted to be full Captains. Our import have within the past few days an iiaportant check. Last week they were three and a half milliong, the week euding July 2d, four millions three hundred thousand ; the weck previous nearly six and a half millions.- The weckly average duving May wns about lire million.


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