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M'SLISIIXO ! MTt'SUIV MOIVIku,
BY WILLIAM. L. ADAMS.
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rial Kuotns in basement story.
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jot Tkru Dollar:
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m two itvorticms, I.IMI.
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Kach subsequent insertion, I,IKI.
Itcawio ibl deduction tu thus wlio adverts by
Tm rsorsiirros or tin A It J I'H H nsrrv
to Inform publie ihat be jiut received
We mock of JO It TYPKand other M print
ing iimtcrml, mid will be in the ieely receipt of
nuMilioi'S Willi d l nil Uto r luiremeni or tin lo
cality. IIANDIIU.IX. PTKItS, HUNKS,
VARUS, ClItCl'LAlW, PAMlMII.KT-WuliK.
ml (illior kin U, don to order, pn short notice.
TWB W'UEM OV TBK HilLI.
a romt or Till urr cinnir.
I lia. found what tba learned swmeJ so pnulel
Tho tru simp of (be devil, nnJ where a bit boll ;
Inlo serpent of o'd crept tba author of ill,
liut Bntnn work now as a worm of the mil.
Of all ba migrations, this last li lile best :
How tba srroguut reptile hero mis. h; crest I
Ilia head winding up frum (lie tail of lis plnn,
Till the worm aluuJa erect o'er lb pntrteJ man.
Here, b j"y totranfonn,hy b: nuigical apell,
The oet milk of earth to on ohm-hcc of bell,
Fermented ourfojd mi 1 cotruptoil our grain,
To fum b tlie atonuich. and madden the br;iiu.
fly h'a water of life, what diatmctlou and fear ;
liy the gloom of ita light, what pole nectrre ap
A demon keep lime on bit fi Idle dinner,
While h'a puwiona iring up in a horrible diini-o.
Thru prono on the earth, they adorn In the dust,
A in m'a bjoer luilf, rniacd in rwm of h bmt ;
Such org'ta I lie nhta of llie drunk ir I d alay,
Uut how bluck with eunul, how beuibled bin day 1
With dnym it begins, und with drama miwt it end ;
A dr.'in ia h a wimiry, h m'atrcMi, befriend i
Till the uaa fied hum hnti iun-lf at the lint,
And the drain ncrvm hi hand for tlentli duiiifr
Jlurk tlmt mounter, tluil mother, tbut illume und
that cuieo :
See the child hang de:id drunk ut liiC br ant of it
Ai it dtiif fr m her linn, mark bcrtuiefied More !
Ul n the wukce with a yell, and a ahriek of de-
' lr uk, Erin 1 drink deep frum tlnscryiitaliiie mtnd,
i '11. the U'rti-cea of avlf-iroo!ii ction be drowned i
'. Tl the hope of thy hcurl lie all a'.iflene I to atoi.e,
T en at down in the dirt like a queen on her
N.vhieniy fur freedom to Ihuh o'er the br tin ;
'ria-i alull uance to the nnwlcal clank of the
A cown of clunp itr.iw eltail norm rich to thine
Aid poaco and gool order ahull re gn in tho Hty !
Xnihoust th.it no truck of the iper n aven,
To fc-jin thy pure surfneo of emerald gn cn ;
Jie aeriieiil will never wniit pj'.non to kill,
i1 tho tut of your ficldn fooda tho worm of lha
From the Boston Times.
Here's another Letter rrom one of Urlvtbam
lly tho following letter it will he seen
that we are soon have the startling dis
closures of Mormonisin referred to in a let
ter lately published iu the Times. The lec
turer (one of Btigham Young's wives) has
left-Chicage., nnd it will bo seen from the date
of her letter, is at present located at TitU
field, in this State..-Sho is expected to nr
rivo'here aa soon as i!io necessary arrange
ments for the delivery of her Jccturcs are
iuatk Ko. Timbs.1
Tittsfield, Mass., Feb. 8, 1S35. j
JStUart Boston Daily Times:
0:-e more I etnbraco the opportunity of
writiif; to you to inform you that I shall be
in yar city to give lectures on Mormonism
next ;sek or the week following. I will
mckncvledge I have some fears to lecture on
this pint, for I have been informed, upon
good uthority, that Mr. Young has sent on
two 'tn to stop my career. They say I
abaK'ltot j;ivo a lecture; but I shall try
and j Lope tlus people of Boston will protect
me. woinau, for I havo done nothing that
I regret, except joiiiiug tho society of Mor
mons nnd marrying '.he leader. They can
not find or bring anything against my moral
character. I am ready o nieet them, or
any other Mormons, at tl) Vail. They say
I was lerrnllv marred to Britham Young.
I was, iu their way, but will this government
tolerate, that f Will it give me up and let
these emissaries carry me back to Salt I.ske I
If I have done any thing crimnal, I will go
But the do not pretend
tosaytbat All they say is, he (Mr. loung)
i . . t p. . u.
ia my lawful husband but they frget he
had twenty odd wives w nen we were mar
ried. 1 was at the time innocent and siucere.
Since I lmve seam enough, and I kuow the
society to be .corrupt, and governed by bad
men for bad motives. I shall tell every
thing just as it is. I shall not stop for the
feelings of those who may be present no,
not fur Mr. Young himself, but shall tell
the whole truth, and unfold all the mysteries
connected with tho institution.
I am well aware what the conseoueDces
would be, providing that they had me in
thir power at Salt Lake, death would pay
for that which I am about to reveal.
There are two very important secrets in
W. U Alt lMH.
MHur n rrno.rl-l.ir."
Mormunisin, of w Licit none but the lioul
lender uro snare, and tiny art) brought li) ,
it by the most solum outh. A mrt of this
information 1 obtuillcd from MK-rt tllut 1
nftcr You ti; luft my bed,
I (liaruvifrtd Midi lint pillow a paper, of
which i uuva a conr. ll la a secret t ot.
cunt ri red lo overthrow tho L'overiitnoiit.
In that nu:kiie I iiImj fuund a )iT:iii of a fort ;
at tliu tup i,f ilio pi in it Kiiiil : "'Hire tiers,
twu hundred and tlx gun rncb." I uUo
heard oiiu of the leader any ''I'nclo Sum
would not diilurli llioin befor. thy got the
under ground work done, and they hlioul J
not llieu f'.ir tho wh lu L'uitrd StaUtii army,
with tlioir Scotts and Wool." TbU 1 hctird
by euve-dioi.'tiij!, bc.ddtti a grout deal
more, of which 1 huvo not time lo write.
The Indium hnvo had the prunii-m that ail
tho hind that hi been taken front them
hall be returned.
Mr. Youn;;, pro tend to L their friend,
und they nil, to a nmti, will fi'ht forhitn und
and the Murmoini. Not only otla trih'1, but
nil tho chief-, ill the Far West, uro favorable
to the ctitiHii and t that people. They will
all follow their chick, mid with their help,
ul'ter thev lmve iho ground fixed fur bntti',
tho enngruuta to and trotn C-tililoruia will
Hnd no mercy. You will uUo hear them
bcatof their atretiuth and bid delinnce to
- v . ......
any jKiwer. They any they will alioapioitit
their Governor of t'tah.ftud they mean to
enlarge their territory and extend it to the
rucih'c'utid a far Korth and South as they
like. I can toll more than 1 hate tinin to
write. SARAH YUUNCi.
W out n Mormon Y t v r.
The Mornioti editor of the D-seretNows
thui tell tho good people of Christendom
how strangers can beconio ingtatiatod:
"If R gentleman wishes to Associate with
our female let him repent und bo babtized
for the reniision of sins. But tin alone will
not insuro his success, for iiiany have sub
initt'd thcmselvva to tho ordinance of bap
tism and have, ndded damnutiou to them
selves by hypocriticully bowing to certain
rites und ceremonies with motives other
than to glorify (Iod and sava themselves
from this untoward generation. Let these
go forth and preach the gospel to the nation?.
like Muriuon LWors. without "tui--o or
scrip." Let them be mobbed, tarred an
leathered, and whipped u few tines ...r
ChrU'.'it sake, "iid not for their own folic ;
it t io t re' urn after n fw year' lulsirtt, clear in
conscience, pure iu heart, and unspotted from
tho world. It they can uo meso wings,
und eiidur", tin y may begin tn assoeiato
ttithoiir female, and seek among them a
companion nnd partner for the life, that now
IS, anil tor Hint w hich is wtuinc.
Thi opens a field for enterprising young
men, not to ha found in every pari of tho
would. If the Mormon ladies im.ist upon
such demoiii-tiation of love und purity, it is
no wonder that polygamy is a part of their
religion, for their 'true lovers" must of ne
cessiiy be scarce. N. 0. Delhi.
To ne Legal Vrofessloa tUroasliout the
Tho following circular was addressed by
one of the legal profession to 1m brethiwn
in the States. AVo commend it to the care
ful perusal of the disciples of Blackstone in
Oregon ; especially to those who are just
entering upon the duties of their profession.
If you possess any higher aspirations of soul
than to malt money there is a fitto opening
for usefulness immediately along the path
of your other duties. Vhut8uyyou? Can
you lend us a hand to help roll on the tern
Deraiice ball ? If not it will be rolled ulong
in spite of you, but we ask you to consider
We'l before you Tmt forth a poliuteu nunu
to touch the sacred ark, in ordor to stay its
progress. Its future couriso is onward with
an accelerated motion. "lis "manifest des
tiny," so please stand from under!
The position you occupy in socie.y i one of
commanding inlluonc ) you are educated and in
telligent j your pursuita such a bring you iulo in
tercourse with all classes you are in truth the
aristocracy of the land, if tuch a term ia applica
ble to any who live under a republican govern
ment. We do not use it iu an offensive sense,
for yours ia the true aristocracy, that of intellect.
You, ia a great measure, control the political ac
tion of the country ; for there is a natural affiinity
between the legal profession and politic. You
fYm laws, vou interpret and administer them t
your vocation brings you to a thorough knowledge
of the great sourceeof the evils that affl.ct society,
th most fruitful origin of licentiousness, vice and
.,im. , the rrreat cause, of taxation, of ocial dia-
order.of the disturbance of public tranquility, and
of the mighty aggregate oi inuiviouoi.uur.,..K
I From your position yoq can see ano ap-
..... ...... ...a : tl. mi
prec-.te these impediments, that .und in the way
of aooial progress, of individual and national pros-
I'"?- . . .. . .......
The moat gigantic of the evns mae in
.ociety, intemperance. It is the most fruitful
aource of disorder ana riot, of taxation, of pauper
iam, and of crime. It .caller delation, sorrow
aud moral death every where. It pervade, all
.tauon. and all clewcs. Intellect i no saleguara
against it ; oocial position no protection. If seiiea
iuvictimefrom die rich and the poor, the higb,
the low, the edialed and the ignorant, the accom
plished and th'J rude, th refined and the vulgar
alike. It i everywhere, aealtering sorrow, aud
gathering iu tribute of toid. You cannot bar
AMt.Kll. V .kiiiw wouxhl of
Uanw nnntittl of t'nronelit.
o&soonr citv, oh. so on tsb.h.xtor.7, satttrdav, afrit, as,
fMil. d U understand alt Uii, and w a.k you to
g; " reflection, and lo appreci.'. lha liiiiidom.
amount of poliiicsl mid social, public aud privut
evils, that it prcd Ihro'ihoul the Hlains uud the
world. W luk you lo do more. Having appro.
ciul' d Ilia evil of inteiiiperaneo, wa auk your aid
in .laying its progress j your co-operatum in cluck
ing ahd, if powille, of viadicuting it from the dun
try. Your influence would b a lower of atrength
to lha (einperanfo cnue ; your ooiiiiteiianeo and
uppiil would ivc a pn.ngo iiiiportaut baymd
calculation to ita fiuul auovtM.
'e apMal to you to vindlcat the HiiitiT of tba
Igwlntur to interfere agaiuat the tiaflic In iutux
icating diiuka, W, do Ibii becauae it ia a Jit of
your profeion to iiudj and under.tniid tho tbeo-1
ry of liberul Koveriunent, iu true policy, it great
ui'imIuu i becauae it ia part of your profeuiuu to
understand th principle of legielntion, the true
and legitimate boii of legialutiv action iu a gov
ernment, which proteeU alike iheiighla of society
as an aggregate, aud the rghta of the individual
u call your attention for a moment lo the
ground upou which we claim that the Legislature
him jxiwer, and upon which it thould interfere to
check, hv !. jful prohibition, the truffic in intoTica
tiug drink. Intemperance ia not merely a per'
oiial or family evil J il etlecla "cicty at large, in
terfere with the right of all the citicn. livery
cititen hua a right to claim protection aguiiml the
difturbauce of the public peuce.agaiiwt rioting and .
wiciiil disorder. Intemperance d'sturbo tlie pubho
peace, i the great nurce of rioting and social dis
order. Every citizen has a right to claim protec
tion aguiiift the increase of crime, for such increase
eudungers hi own security of person and proicr
ty. ' Intemperance ia the greatest among all Uie
causes of crime. Every citizen has a right to
claim protection ogaiitel tho increase of pnii"!r
ism, for that increases his burthens as a contiil.u
lor towar.la lha exoenies of eovernment. lutein-
ncraiice in vuo hm-uum, .r. (
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- t .1.. .....a k....Mi..l .ill i.itnnnr:N.ili. flf
a i iiia Hnurcea ui uauiwriMii. ii'ci. vi..v..
a riL'ht to cluim protection from un increase of lax
ation ; among all the cauaca that well tho aRgro
gule of taxation, there is none to be compared in
inaeuituile to iutetnperonce. ll is the great ori
gin of nirences u-sinut the luws." Courts, and
officers, nnd all the machinery of criminal juris
prudence, which are paid snd sustained by taxa
tion, find llieir chief employment in thcpuui.bnieut
of offence, originating from intemperance. Fau-
1 peri-m, In ll lie canes oui ui ivu, iw u e...u
I i i iiniiiu.rii.ni is to be smnoited by
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laxiitinu. lu these aud a ihmwuiid other ways, in-
teiiiiwraui e wells Ui Kgregetoi.f taxation, hop
ing burthens upon the boulders of labor, and com
pelling honest industry to support iu idleness, li
ventiousnias aud vico.
For protection ajjainit these great public evils,
we claim tlmt the In sly of the oilueii have a right
to insist nyoa legislntiva Interference, in a way
that shall be most effectual. 1 hey originate ili
,o On,, i il,,, iraflie iu intoxioutiin; driukf. A
suppression of the traffic will remove them. Will
you not aid in in securing that interference?
. Out beyond these public evils, we ask you to
look around and bring within your oUervolion the
individual suffering and soirow, that have been oc
casioned by intempoivnce iu your own neighbor
hood. The families, the wives, children, fathers,
mothers, who are suffering from its presence iu
those they love and from whom they should derive
support. Well, as it U around you, so is it ull over
the State, ull over the I'nitcd Slules. Wo ask you
to appreciate the astounding fact, that intemper
ance buries evity year in these States over fifty
thousand viciims. This is no exaggeration. It
falls short of the truth, as siatistics gathered with
f,r,.nt rare fullv demonstrate. Should a war exist.
which should number these fifty thousand among
ita annual victims, or a peslilenco break out that
should destroy so many every yeur, tho world
would start buck from tho contemplation of such
waste of human life, in dismay and horror. Uut
thet fifty thousand people drop into the grave ev
ery year from intemperance, and tho world, gives
.u. r..t .nreclv a thouzht! We ask
IIIU 00101111'.'"$ '-. - J -
yon, earnestly, seriously, to think of it, to give it
your attention, appreciote it ; and having Jono so,
we ask your aid in staying this terrible plague,
that is thus thrusting these fifty thousand people
into unbonored graves every year. We ask your
influence in applying the only true remedy, which
i. leal nrohilition. -Moral .uasion has been tried,
.uasion, these nny mousa.iu
from intemporanee, every year. We appeal to
you in the nam. of humanity, in u.e name -u
common country, for th. sake of the present and
.riin. lo irive us vour influence, your
lUl'IIS aja.w. J e
from tlii world Uie most
gigautic evil with which it was ever afflicted.
The Indian Trouble In the West.
The Council BlulTs Eagle of Feb. 10, has
the following :
"Shall we ever cease to record the scenes of
rtrife and bloodshed upon our borders by the
Indians, instigited too oQcn by intoxication by Ihe
fire water of Ihe while man?
There nr now near 1,000 of the Sauntee Sioux
acouriug the counties north, killing stock and hg
and stealing corn, and committing many oilier
depredations upon the citiiens in tbe region of Sar
... t I! ..U a haltltfT
Last week a party ol mesc iuui.u., a
over at St. Peters, ou the Mississippi river, got up
man ol aonu j . r
A baud of the suns cam. U Mr.TUom-ss
corn cr,b..nd took what co-n thoirho.ae. could
Mr T. took a horse lo pay, but the ret
skis. soa returned w.th gun. sad other w I
. difficulty with Major Hamilton, who has been a j liollK fr,jra the. pens ot me mosi ei.u.e in
uader among d tar some urn., and cut bim all . .Southern staUtstneD and represent ,ves.
tracier smo g , Th Ku,hcm democratic press will, a a
i to f ""Do M . mttpr Mune. .ustain tho proee-diiies l
toldr promise of kl(. ( ,
Hlivs, Hlrtuu." (
to retcue their hone, but finding retiiiaiieo too
ulroi if, Icl'l fur the preenl.
What will U the cm) of all ihin, unleoiaoma-
thing ia don by the government, wo canuot till.
A b.m.1 rf the nun iudiain have been after the !
Omaha't, got one aealp and fourteen puniea.
They are now plowing about iM-ur the mouth of
th Di,:Siouv,aud tba avltbnneuta am iu coi.liuuul
fear ef tin if out'!!!'
What that "tomt llumj lo be dime by thr
ijortrnmmt'' in, which tho Engle hint at,
we lire nt a Ions to know, linN s it be either
H war of extorii'iimtioii, or a withholding of
their preaetitaupldiis of tho "fire w Bter of
tho white ll.tttl," 0 often 'in.itigtiting" these
scene of bloouned o conHnoti of lixt
amoiir the aavuget.
We cunnot believo that the Eaglo expecU
thu present adininif.trittiou to tuko nny ef
fectual mean of depriving nny individual,
not even a poor "untutored iiiditm" of any
of those jirnonal rujhts he inherited from
hist ancestry, and which catno immedinUly
from Lin (iod, the great Spirit. Y hy an
Indian ihould ho deprived of such n Mturul
riijkt n buying whisky, getting drunk, and
bealinei hi mjua"', lieu ho w licensed by
the example of similar occurrence among
w,iiy brethreli, wo are unable to opine,
unless it bc that the complexion of his skin
makes this a "gtey horsr of another color."
The Eaglo may plead as u precedent, the re
cent action of the executive in pushing
tnrough the Nebraska bill, which according
to the showing of I loustou, and other prom
inent democrats, w:i ft violation of solemn
treaty stipulation, formerly mado with the
Indians of that Territory, securing to them
.... , i i
ami their heirs neacefiblo ioseion und
ownership of the Innd to which Jackson had
removed them. But tho kaglo must recol
lect that there is a slight icrrfwre between
land und whisky, the one being a matter
that pertains to the material, nud the other,
lo tho spiritual wsnts of men.
Besides how much tnoro in harmony
with the doctrine of "individual riyhls,"
"progress, in spoils nnd plunder," nnd an
exhibition of uatiotiul prowess, it would lie
to send au army iu'.o the fi.dd with a tremen
dous lung train of "attaches," "assistants,"
"so rvu'ii!," liesidcs a host of other govern
inetit favorites, and loafers, in tho way of
pensioned sinecures ; at a cost of only somo
six or eight hundred thousand dollars to tho
government ; than it would bo to try to get
at the cause of these outbreaks, by rigidly
euforciug a prvhihilmy liquor hw among
We can too no reason why the natural
private rights of the poor Hiirush should be
invaded whiU our own are held so sacred,
and necessary to our very happiness, and so
Besides removing tho cause of outbreaks
among Indians, nnd of lawless violence
among whites, would probably be tho means
of tho retention in the treasury of several
million dollars per annum, which we want
in circulation theso distressing hard tunes.
HoecuUllom. upon Presidential Vrosnecls.
Tho Washington correspondent of the
New York Herald, under date of Ecb. 24,
givos to its readers the subjoined informa
tion and speculations :
Sevoral of the prominent demcciatic
t5...,il.,.,n Senators nud .netnbeis of tho
I louse have decided upon a plan of opera
tioti, essentially sectional iu it purposes, lur
holding a political convention in July, and
have selected Virginia as the Stato to hold
ilin. An address, already written, to the
Smith, will be issued in tho early part of
l..r,.i, It. sictermiueu upon, nun no
..,).t.r,r Hindi bo nresented for the office
:,.-.. vw York. for the Insl ol
i 'lijlaisivusi v.
those offices ; and in the bestowal of their
, . - - , Prcideney they tan:
, SU T age ' 0 -f yM
convention provided he is not a South-
I : I lr. I.rt .1 fl!..lll (if ihe
ern man, ana is hi" , .
South and a supporter of Nebraska, ihe
convention, however, will lead in theqtic-s-tiouof
President, and its selection ll not
concurred in by the Baltimore convention
will be the formation ot a ioruien, ..
Southern party, which cannot but prove
fatal to the democracy throughout the
country. My informant assures me that the
South were determined by this move to test
thu sincerity of the North ou the question
of slavery, and in doing this she should take
a Northern man, for her champion and
standard bearer. A journal of this city has
been selected a the organ lor sain conven
n,,H it eolumns are to be enriched
e,.l ti,..A in lima bv voluntary cotitnbu
known. imiu , , . much txcitenrut
1,-11 be roi.reseuted bv the hist lin n of the . (otma .lesiuer, and tli'i
shall be ,Upr sent '1 ... , ,. . , uMU u-Mwella. among lh. fo,,n
'Hie Dollar u Year.
The duy for holding it w ill bo derided uiHn
befk.ru the. adjournment of Coti'.'reKa. Thia
lep h:i boeil hiotcnol and thoti'.'lit liecea
mrv br tho rnpidlr L'rowiiiK inflnetiee upon
tho iniiwea in favor of Saul I loUitotl fur the
rrcideiw v, ill part arri.itii front hi Know
Nolhins principh , which are everywhere
sweeping 'he ?oulh."
t'ota nram Hliuaa be .liolth41
If drilitl bhop cannot lie abtdiuhed, then
there in no truth in religion, no hope fur so
ci' 'y. And what i our religion g"l fur if
it U incoliineli lit to deliver Ui I'mui mi o'.'...)
ful a eorritr aad dtr,.urf If ll siii
not serve u on ni tb, what ivou have i
to thiuk it w ill servo tie in liea. i.n I
Iteligioti will ubulish dram shops. FuKe
religion will only let them alone i true re
l'H'ion will sweep them from the hind. Jt"
they are Hot swept away it will bo because
them u no religion iu the land, or rather it
will n btemmeour Christianity ia counter
feit. Show us the prubVaor who cares le
for the aVdition of dram shops than for the
building of meeting Homes ami diuretics,
niiU we will snow you a counienoii i,i:ns-
Tulk of the iniiossibility to put down
dram shop ! We limy as well say thoro is
no tluil. We may nil u well say that ni"U
are wnngr d, and rtii'tf d from tho necessity
(if the case Vo tn.'.y as well c.vst our bi
ble in tho flames, and born up our statute
nud constitutions with them, us to act upon
thclielicf that there is no esenpo from the
drum shops. Wo may put down dram
shops if wo have n heart to put them down
and will uignge hciirlily in tho work.
If we deiut put down tho drum shops
we are a ruined people. Life ia no longer
desirable. If dram sho are not put down
they must live upon the blood of our indus
try and fortunes. So long a we do nut
put them down, of course we e.hnll bo puu
ished by the immolation of our children and
friends. God wiil nut consent that we en
dure thtn but to scourge u. AV.
I'.aof of llooil Hope.
The Ueneurl Screw Company' steam-ship
Nalul, Capt .Iluier, arrived at Southampton on
Tuesday, with dates fram the Cape of Cood Hup
lo tho 1'Jth of December. Mining operations oo'
copied the entire attention of tho colonists, aud
Iwe discoveries were continually being made
At a meeting of th Egle.Miuing Company 11,000
appl.cslionswere made for 5.000 disposablo ihaiav
Th. crop in the iieigborhood of th. miue looked
well. Iu TSaiiiaquuland tbey were never belter.
Tin. .rnnnriea of the colony weie never ill finer
promise ; all tlirougnoiii uiu cropa we mui uuu
Hnnt nnd iii excellent condition. Ihcre is uo
political new. The colony wu tranquil and
heullhy. Ou the frontier manors wore a more en
eoiirug ng aspect, and no fears of on oulbreuk were
llulrnue titfim Anirrlcas tu Xlcaranna V,
S. t'.onsut llirealened w till Heath.
AVe havo already givou an account of some difli
culty which occurred ut Oreylown, (San Juun dol
Ni.rit Meinu'rua. hi which American cilneus
were put iu peril. It now appear that simulta.
ueously with these transactions, outrages of even
a more scriou nature were being coininitlod un
Amoriean citi.'.ens, at San Juan del Sur, upon the
Pacific side. The Itostou Journal, aflor giving ao
counts of various engagements between the revulu
tiouary aud goveruiueut of Chomoro parlies, in
February, thus details an outrage ou the American
OniheSOlh.Col.Xatueh, with 125 men of the
government party, urriced at San Juan del hur,
and found the pluco deserted by the rebels. The
Chomoro Hag was placed by him over Iho guurd
house. Dunne the afternoon tho house of our
consul, Mr. l'riest, wan surrounded by Xuluch's
men, and onu Charley Partridge, an American,
who it was said had been connected with the rebels,
and who was supposed to bo concealed in tho
house, was poremplorully demanded by Xulcub.
Parliiilgo not being forthcoming, tho house was
searched, but no truce of his whercubout Has discovered-
Xatu.di, in a fit of indignation, theu
went to Mr. Viicst's room, snd notwithstanding
that gentleman was prostrate ujwn a bed of sick
ness, ho was informed that if ho did not give im
mediate information of Partridge's retreat in two
hours he would be shot. Mr. Priest replied by
mying that such a thing w impossible, as he bad
not seen nor heard of Partridge for some lime.
UullhiJ as not satisfactory to Xutuoh. He
commanded nl once Ihe arrest of Mr. Priest, aud
! had him concluded to the guard house. lie caused
llie horse una muus oi .
appropiiulcd to his own use; a number of other
an mils were also taken from foreign subjects
F ir oue hour and a half Mr. Priest wusd-.Uiued
a prisoner, at the expiration of which he was allowed
to return to his house.
In llie evening Xsluch Issued an order direc
ting the foreigners, American, English and French,
to assemble, hi object being to levy upon them a
contribution to the amount of 5,o00. Dr. l' liul,
... American, was appointed to collect tlie tux
On the morning of tl..' 21st, Dr. Mini w.iu d upon
! ,. fign resident, but did uot succeed in raising
i ,i.a rnils.
" ' ... , . -i .1.
Xatucb, finding lal M ''nm vul """""
money from lhi.1 source, went to Mr. Priest, and
threatened Ihut if he d .1 liol procure ir mm u.e
money within two hours, he should be shot. Mr.
p,:.t could not obtain the m . ..;. ! at tlie ex-
! p.raiion of two hour, im i.iied X.tuch that be
protection of th American Conwl Our Infor
mant ealUd at lb offiw of Mr. Prkt, d fc""1
b in wnliaf lb rtjular of ibis higb-hodd
outiag lo lb lfepartmtul at Wsaliblngtoa, and
elling forth the linpvraliv ncty for a !
of war un Uwl station to proUxi too lotrt of
Th diru ulty had not been adjualei at ihoUm
ofth deiriurof our iufurniol, though it wa
thought that aoino eUlmiit wuolj bo SaJ
through the agency of lb Tran.it Campany, which
bad coutiderable iulluneover the nalivo.
Ou lb aameday, tba Slat, a gurnmnt fore
arrived at Virion Uay, (wher lh paaengei by
lli Nicaragua Mut embark upon th Uka,) ami
found that It had been deserted by lb rbel.
Tbey planted Ui slundard of the guvernnioiit. and
when th piawnger by the tcanr pad through
much excitement prevailed. An American uaroed
U, who wa sujiooaBd to have ba eonneeled
with th government uarty, had been brought ia
and w ordered to b shot. The ageut of Ui
Transit Campany lute.-fead, and, through th
a-en -y f l! priest, succeeded in procuring th
rekast of Le. ud b uried bim on board tho boat.
U went aa far l.i.j '.-wn, snd probably took
the New Orler at. -
lln - "W oriliej ou.rng ttra .nrica4J m
' j i loabledly to be liacod to th preTa'liiig faipt""
.'.in that Col Kinuuy'n Central American !
diliuii wii deigiu J to lake acrtic with lh reuel
Th" I'liilad. Iphia Ledger publish an ealraet of
a letter from Mr. IYest to hit father, which con
rimis the above. He sum auys: .
'The tioveruinent look poaasasioa of my bouse
and briil their council, iu it, and wa am all, In
fact, treated as though we were slave. I have
tudiouly avuided mixing up ia their quarrels, but
Mjtbrr lUtnot my Tli nM Ml, Aroefi.
leans any thing"-A'x.
A Mory ot the T imes,
A Unit the. time of, Iho late election ia
M;us'tc!iusc'ts, snd while party spirit ran
high, sti energetic Know Nothing canvasser,
had, in a fiery speech delivered in Mdtvillc,
in Worcester county, worked the foreign
population up lo a point of indignation past
all their endurance. Tho day following, as
a crowd of Irishman, were collected in the
street, brooding over their fancied iujuries,
a gentleman nuined llolden, noted lor ec
centricity, udvauccd among them, and to
their ureal dulight, commenced a vioieui
denunciation of tho now party. Bcusath
.. .. .. , ...!' U.
bis magic mlluence, tue uuen nuuienco ue
entno, in their own estimation, the pillars of
our republic, and m he warmed up in his
subject, ktiow-nothingism withered to a bare
uamo under Ins scorching loutii,wuunciicr
after cheer burst from the exciting throng,
now rapidly increasing, "Who," asked he,
''build all our railroads!" "Irishmen,"
was the enthusiastic roplv. "Who dig our
winds T Irishmen." Whobuild our State
I'risonsund our Alms Houses!'' "Irish-
men," thundered a hundred voices. "Who
fill them !' Waiting in tain for a retdy,
their whilom, champion, clenching his fists,
shouted: "Irishmen you devils Irish
men V'.Anuriea Oien.
Tho Cleveland Ilorsld says! "A fe
weeks since, at Bull'ulo.a preacher with a
holier around his nock, robed for a mur
derer's grave and standing in a gollows pul-
uit, pleached a sermon upon Temperanco.
r.. i . . .i , im i.s
His text, "it was rum mat uiu n.
A repetition of tho scene comes from
Galena. "Tho preacher wus dressed in a
white shroud, with a white cap upon bis
head. His couuteunnee was vncaut and
ghnstly ; his eyes woro set and staring, and
a dark ring seemed to encircle lhm.
Ten thousand people gathered to see how
a mau iu full lifu woul I moot an ignominious
death, nnd after thu vast und curious as
semblago wore hushed into breathless silence
tho preacher took his text. "Let liquor
alone." Chitaijo Journal.
.V Terrible car.
Tho year 185 1 will be marked in the
annuls of history as oue of the most sadly
eviitful years of tho nineteenth century.
Thoro have been 2B,000,OM) worth of
property destroyed by lire, 1 7 1 lives lost in
tho United States by burning buildings, 108
railroad accidents, involving tho loss of IPO
lives and tho wounding nnd maiming ot ono
persons ; IS steamboats sunk and burned,
killing 540 persons nnd wounding 228, and
therowcre K2 murders and 84 executions;
all this in tho limits of tho United States.
When to this we udd the loss of life and
property by shipwreck j by burning of ocean
steamers ; hy pestilence ; by war, and to
crown nil, by n general commercial and
monetary panic, the year J8"4 will probably
sum upahistmy of horror which no year
iu any age of the w orld has witnessed. iVa
tioaal Pullet Uuzettr.
t ale of War.
A lettor from tho Crimea describing the
field after tho battle, says: "Here was a
Russian on ono knee iu the act of taking
aim . tho muz.le of his fire-lock rested ou
a forked stick. He was dead ; tho side of
his head had been knocked oil by a catinou
shot. His death was so sudden and quick
that he was not knocked down i and the
remaining part of his face still looked sternly
along the lireluek. H was an astonishing
sight evejiy one that could, came to look at
It is aiid that when Sir Churl Napier returned
to Kngbind.iind presented hiiiwlfat the Admiralty ,
he was ushered inio Uie presence, and Uie fust
I.ord ar.sw and offered the Admiral lei hand. Sir
Chailes put his behind his bock, aid grullly said,
ej didn't come ncre to shake, hands with M.r.lame
Graham, but to re-irt to the admiralty thai I had
....,r,.,l fiiiiu tho Kihie. Sea." O'lla.
" Oi h, Jam., d.d ye niver hear ur my great
,,ee.ch afore U.e lliberoun Soc-ely T
No, Pat, how should fo' sure I wa not oa
We!" Jamie, you see I was called on by th.
ben. I ns-e nh the tulhu.iamo elie.rs ot Ihoa.
. will, my heart ovrt,w.r,g with grat.lu.1.
"id my ) tillrJ ln'' a'"J d"'i KOrd