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Bates Cok.ity Mo, Jan. 1855.
Fmiekd (;avf.s : For making jicrfeet
hedge of Osage Orwig", It will require tliat
there should be a Hriu determination on tlio
part of tin operator to give iho nul.jf-ct a
fair ami lliofough triul. , It will not do tor
any ono to attempt beige making if lion
In dm linl.il of doinor lliiniis bv halves, or in
other words. Mliiitf tliinC tiilto care of
themclvc. We promise this much, to
giro men fully to umJcriinwi tnai in uusi
ocu of planting mul cultivating th Madura,
or Osag Orange, to perfection i not the
business for slovenly into to U engaged
Th irround should be nlowcd and har
rowed well a completely pulverised a
you would fur cardcu. i'ut the teed in
lint water, (not nuite builiii!:,) change every
twolv Lours, and toak it about torty-eight
hours, or until the germ begins to swell
considerably, draw a line fruiu on end of
your bed to the other, and open cioe w me
line with a corner of a boo or other snarp
instrument, then (Iron the eed about half
an inch apart, and cover about two and a
balf inches deep. Keep your nursery clean
ai you would your garden bed during tho
eeiuon : the anriuz following, before raining
the pbtnU, (say ubout tlio firt of March, if
the season u forward,; cut on uie piani
about on inch aUve tlio surface of the
ground. Vour hedge row, or where you
design to Kt your hodgo, should be plowed
the siring previous, about ton fect wide,
and before suiting tlio plant it should be
harrowed and thoroughly rulvoriied ; then
stake oiTtho ground and draw n lino , take
a board from Uu to twelve feet loliir, six
inches wide, and nail to th edge of the
board, teeth twelve inches apnrt; let the
teeth be sii luclie lung, 'lias will answer
tor a gagut to prepare the ground along the
line for the insertion of ouch plant. The
hole can b nindo deeper with a sharpened
etick.if necessary. Set out double rows,
twelve inches spurt in each row, and lot the
rows be set in parallel lines, thus :
live inciter apart. The plants should bo as
sorted, placing the large, thrifty plants by
themselves, and tlio smaller weak plants by
thcinsolvcs. If this is not done the larger
and more thrifty ilunt will gam the usceii'
doncyover Iho weaker ones and destroy
them, or much retard their growth, by
shading them and drawing from them nn
undue amount of nourishment. 1 ho plant,
when placed in tlio hole, should bo pressed
around with tlio tlinml) and linger, so lit
completely to fill tlio spaco with moist
li, ilia plant, Ueloro uikeit Hum ino
nursery, should be cut oft' about ono inch
above the surface of tlio earth, and great care
should bo taken that tlio vthulo of tlio root
may be placed under tlio surface ; otherwise
the heat of tlio suu will contract or shrivel
that part of tlio root that remains above the
aurfueo of tlio ground, mid retard its growth.
The hedge should be kept clean during the
.first and second years after sotting out.
Two years will bo about ns long at it cm
be worked with thu hoe, nlW Hitting the j
plants in the hedgo row. Tlio first year
after sotting out or transplanting tlio main
atom will throw out about threo sliooU.
About llio first of March foUWiug, should
th anr'uiir b forward, those shoots should
bo cut off with a sharp knife, or some other
aharp instrument, ubout one inch ubovo the
luuiu stom ; llio next spring, ubout tlio
aatuo liino, tlio lust shoots should bo cut oil'
about four inches nbovo tlio cuttinir the pro'
coding year, mid the next spring tlio plants
should bo cut oil ubout tlirco foot ubovo the
surface of the ground ; and if vour plants
have bcon thrifty, you will havo, ul Iho hit'
tor part of the fourth year from tlio tinio of
transplanting, a live fence that will bo proof
against any livo annual,
I have niado theso suggestions for the
benclit of those who may wish information
upuii uiunuujcciui Housing, Having ueen en
gaged in raising the t Imio t)raie'e, and
transplanting tlio snmo, for the lint live
years. That portion which I huvo turned
out is a perfect hedge, and is proof against
an kinds ot slock. bjirmijitld AUvtrltaer.
ag Orawss t!tv.
The leror willi which (twijs Onmge Ilading
rKemt'u Vy mtnu'rs m many usrls or '.lie
eouiilry, givia much enci.urai emoul to tliosu en
KBged in the business of mi.ing the oralis, and
sviiiog uio uiiie.
Msaara. Meliasw. I.au &. Ca. f this counlv
ar Bow undoulitrdly the moat extensive growers
ana nrugcra in ma I'uilail hbttea. Vs have al
ready meulioiinl llieir heavy contrarla for "heiitf
iug m" s porliou of the llhnota Central Railway.
lUiei large ouutracta have since Iksu made, aud
th linn ia irrnng foe a larga iikkm ot' busi
esa in ISii, It is their Intention le .Unl uu lean
lhau ono hundred bushels o! seed this spring, and
they will have for the bUHticaa of the comitur vear
in leas than six millions of Hue plaula of last year's
irvnio. jutir ewnaDA'e ill heJguirf, will) their
ulerprisa aud estal.listiedrwiKiiisibilit)', give them
decided advaula!o over ail others engaged in
inlrodueing Um "liva leuca," 'ayr.a iOAio)
f, Mb Aiaurr As Ih time ofUia yiar ia ap
proaching for the farmers to b ermung their
fenoee perhaps H will U will enough H give ie
f eur readers tie old Quaker story fur then in
struct loua. '
eiaan where ia Uie west, few years a Uiera
iva yiuser woo kept a oooalry atora i a acw
aaner, who earn intu the neighborhood of the
Quaker railed at his More on day to buy scan
goods of buu on crwlil, for Uie ww of his bimili.
Th okl yuakir keaitaled few nwtneuta and
Ueau4utheaewuussri "Krleod. atuwar me
Uu ,sjstiiMi whsa UW aaoveat thy true oV Uim
as lass out r "UMire." mA lb.
-I .1.. . ,. . .J ik .l"; i
Iras-e row." "Writ,'
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, .... .... i ueai with, woui.l be ,
mats to Farmers.
The object of tin present ooraiimulcation I
. l Usaoiiumr for the grave.
;..-ir,f nrn or vlhid iimitn j
who may profit l.y reading the llml u Young Far
" " ..-..!..'. ai ounr formers, we will con-
fine our remiirks lo suck u sr in moderat or-
euin.Uiie,for wscso spesk mors ironi exper.-
.. n.ui Uini out of Ilia number uui-
selves, y-unir mea, when you commence the oo
...notions' farmers, you will feel lonesome if you
r . . r....Hi.'.l ill.t f m not (roorl
formsuto beslooei 1 will make a help meet for
liiiu'i sikI if Ood liss mads jrou a help meet,
stone i sua uw ..n.i .......
Ihea show yourseir wonny, sou you win "
prlte. In making a ch, perhaps you will ti
Ilka Jacob of M; you will make choice of the
fairest; but the firet are notslways the beat
You make choice of the one which will make the
neate housewife i and you will hsre to be a clow
observer of houaeliolil alTaira if you make a wue
choice. If you should call la in sea iier aooui in.
.i.i.ii il.. ami find herbunily employed,
drewdloher "horneHpuu,H think nonoth leas of
her. Vo not be a dei eiver yourseii ao noi gei
on that you will make sslare or, but one uiui jou
love as your own soul.
nfu r vou set the an! of your better
half, try and make your homo as comfortable as
you can. I'erhaps it is but "log cabin" well, if
it is, tliat can be made comfortable j some of our
n.n arira ruiaed in such places
il. ...for.. tn nit be ashamed of your caltinir. In
making yourdwellingcomfuruible you will hav to
prepare something pleasing to the taste, or it would
not be comfortable very long) and maoinirao, u
would have to begin to maktt a furm, winch to
snily all your waule. If you are ao lucky aa to
bi-gin on unimproved land, you can mako every
thing toauil your own tastes; llio first year you can
encloaa but a few acres : by adding few more ev
ery year you will soon hove a respectable lann.
In fomiinir. trv aud nuke a food aud lasting one:
if you loy your mils with the asip aide down, Ihev
lll la.i saveral vrnrs lonirer than those luid with
the sen side uiiwurd. It is not every rail that Will
lav with the snn down, but try and fay as many
vou cna in that position. If you make a worm
fence, commence on uie iowmi grouno, anu run too
worm "up hill," and the rails will lay mora level
Hum if run down mil. 11 YOU uouw una, my mu
worm of sfew psiinelseach way, end it will con
vIiimi vou of tlio fact. Another important item in
fencing, is to make it so it will turn all kinds of
stuck, frum thu mischievous pig up to tlie roguish
ox ; to turn the pig, make it close at the bottom,
audio turn the ox, make it high and struog.so that
ho cannot vet over nor through.
All fanners have to do something in th way of
trading, to get suitable stock j but beware who you
trade with, for lliero am many deceivers gone nut
into Iho world ; you had better give a little uiore to
one of your near neighbors tlisn to buy oi a stran
ger. I have known several duys' time and several
dollars in money lost by trading for stock that was
niircd m another part ot Uie country.
If you have buainet st the village to attend to,
do it, and let them that are at the K X gmcery, or
dram-shop, attend to theirs. Also beware of the
filthy weed ; it is a bad practice to chew, smoke, or
sutull ; tlie exH.iiM of tobacco wuu some is as great
as the expeuae of colics, and when a man freiiueuls
the dram-shop, and uses the weed to an excesa, it
ivillcwt more thnu all his rannly groceries) inrre
fore touch not, taHo not, haudle not the unclean
thing Kiiey Farmer.
Hrlrrtlons tor n Jiewspapcr.
Moat icojilu think Ihesoleetiou of suiluhle mat
ter for a newspaper the easiest part of the busmen
How grest an error. It is by ull means the most
difficulty. To look over slid over hundreds of ex
change pnpera every week from which lo select
enough fur one esieciully when the question is not
wliul shall, but ehall nit be selected is no ensy
task. If overy jkiioii who rends a newspaicr
could have edited it, ive would hear lesacoiiijiluiiiU.
Not uiifrrqiicnlly ia il llio cusc, that an editor
locks over all his exchange papers for anmelhing
inlerebtiiy, and can abnolully dud nothing. Ev
ery pupor ia dryer than a aontributisa box ; mid yot
something must bo had his pajier must come out
with something in it and he does the best lie cau.
Toau editor who has the least caro about what )ie
selects, tlio writing that he hna to do ia the eaa'est
pnil of the labor. Krery subscriber thinks the pie
per printed for Ilia own benefit, and if there ia no
thing in it tliul suits him' it must be stopped it ia
good for nolli'iig. Just as many subscribers as an
editor may have, ao many tastes lie has to consult.
Olio wuiits suiiielliiug smart, another something
sound. One likes auecdutes fun and fiolic, aud
another wonders that s man of sense will put such
in his paper. Something urgumcntivc, and the
editor ia s dull M. And so between them all,
you see, the poor fellow gels roughly bundled.
And yet to uiuoty-niiis out of a hundred, those
things do not occur. Thoy never rellort that
what docs not please this, may please the next
nan ; hut they Insist that if the paper doea not
suit litem it ia gooj lor nothing. Ex. '
jt"The New Hampshire Patriot, the
1'ierco organ in that State, says "it is a dark
day for tha Democracy." It'is so dark that
all the locofoco chickens seem ubout going
to roesl. Jjouisi'iiu Journal,
If wo inistuko not, it was only a week bo
fore this Announcement, tL.U vou represent
ed the Whig party ia your Stuto, ui having
become so nearly superseded by the If. N.'s
that m your judgment it was entirely useless
for the whig to hold a stnto convention iu
order to get up a whig ticket for state offi
cers. loeu't that look a little as though the
day had beconio so "dark" iu Kentucky that
the whig chickens had also gone to roost f
Wo think the whig aud "locofocos" have
both Uen bitten by the tnako you call
i ' -.. l .:. .!-.i .
oHiiiuei, nuu line uiu I'Ulciltuuua wile
who had the tooth acho so bad she could
neither "lay nor set," thoy have both suf
fered so much agony of late, that they have
chosen their oivdcst position, by both "going
On the 20th instant, a fly-wheel in a rol
ling mill in IWIsboro, forks couuty Pa.,
burst in piecv by reason of au accidental
and sudden inert' of speej, sending parts
of its segment through the roof of th mill.
One piece, w hich weighed three-quarters
of a ton, was thrown over one huudred
yards, cutiiugotl apiee of timber Uu in
dict souar. and burvim- itself thr. ;.,
the earth. Another ti'tece struck nri nf
J .tr, breaking them ;
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A bxnevolent mau was Absolom Bess
At each and every talc of distress
He biased right up like rocket
lie felt for ill beneath poverty's siiuirt,
Who were fitted to bear lifo'a roughest part
. He felt for them in liis inmost heart
But he never fell iu his rocMT !
He didn't know rightly what was meant,
Uy the Bible's promise of four hundred percent,
For Charity's each donation j
Jlut he cted as If lie thought railroad stocks,
A ml bomls secured beneath aasniLr locka,
Were belter, with pockits brim full of "rocks,"
Than iicAvcatr sjwculation.
Yet all said he was benevolent man :
For Uie poor he'd presch-for Uie poor he'd plan,
To bettor them he is willing
But Uie oldest nun who has heard him pmy,
And preach for the poor Iu a pitiful way,
Could hardly remember him rightly to say
Mr. Bess had e'er given a shilling.
Oh, n excellent man was Absolom Bess,
Aud 111 world threw up its hands to bless
Whenever his home was mentioned
But he died ono day ho diif and oh !
He went right down to the shades below,
Where all are bound, I'm afraid, to go,
yha are o.vi.r good inlentioned.
A lady at Columbus, Ohio, recently inquired of
tlio rappere how many ehildreli she had. "t our,
rapped tho spirit. The husband, startled at llio ac
curacy of the reply, stepped up and uiquired
"How many havo I J" "Two," answered Uie
rapping medium. The husband and wife looked
at each other for a moment, ami lhenetired, nun
believers. Thero had been a mistake mado some'
A Tik county editor was at t ball in St. Louis
not long since, vvhen ho observed t very young bv
dy with n exceedingly low-necked drees and bsre
arms. After gaiing at her a moment, with inex'
prcMublo astonishment depicted upon his features,
ho turned around to a brother 1'iU slid excluimed,
"I say, Hill, that ar' gal out-ttript the whole parly.
Consider how hard must be tho times that forced
frum the wretched perpetrator tho following which
we clip frum the Mobile Advertiser :
"OWRD TO Till TIMES.
"A'oe on tlie falling dew of ere '
Are pleasant thoughts in poet's songs :
l!ut notes ou ece of falling due
To one to whom tlio cash belongs,
And who, not getting It, will sue
Aint so pleusmit.
A Miraculous Warning.
Seme week or two ago, says the Quitman (Miss.)
Intelligencer, strango thing is said to have occur
ed iu Kemper county. A woman gave birth to a
child covered all over with hair. It lived three
hours, and sioko three distinct words "seren
yean famine." Tho strangest thing about ills,
half of the population of Kemper 4rci'r it, and
are struck with terror at th rtcnlious warning,
which thoy aro said firmly to bcelive is a solution
of tho purposes of Providence in visiting Uie laud
with such strango seasons.
During our rcceut war with Mexico it was found
necessary to cull out the murines and sailors serving
in the Pacific sipiudrou to serve on shore, and i
large number of salts wore accordingly placid un
dcr tho command of (leu. Kearny. During one
of their "shore fights," as Jack termed it, a body
of "llrcascrs" were discovered firing from large
stone bam, and it being necessary to get to its rear
in order to effect un entrance, the murine officer In
command of the salts gave the order ''By tho right
Hmk, file, left, forwurd .' Tho blue jackets, iu
high state of eicilcuient, "tried it on," but could
not do it ; ia fact, "they got all iu a heap," as
specbitor describe it; when Lieut St w y, of
the navy, seeing some of his lads in cmfusion, came
ruiming up with "What iu h l's out." "I can't
get j our men to obey me," answers Mr. Marine
"Uivo the order, and I'll see that they do," says S.
Accordingly 'i!y the right flank,'.' 4c, was yelled
out, but worse and worse was poor Jack's puiz!'
when 8. enng out, 'D n it, sir, that's no way to
tula, to my men. LulT, you d d lubbers, and
weather tliat barn !" You had better beleive it
wns done in less than no liuic.
The following epitaph may be found upon a tomb
stone In Stallordshire, Fngland
''Keueuth this stone, s lump of clay,
Lies Arabella Young,.
M ho on Uie twenty-ninth of May,
. licgitu to hold her tougue."
The best defence for lying that we have ever
read, is tho remark of Charles Lsmb, related by
i-eignjlunt, Unit "truth was precious, aud not to
be wasted on ereryooify.
IX WllX BR IA.V.R TO-MORROW.
st i. r. rosTEs.
When storm-clouds o'er the sullen sky,
Their leaden veil ore Uiruwiug,
Aud fiercely Uirough tlio elm-treea high,
The winter wind is blowing,
To cheer the gloom with fancies bright;
This gem from Hope I borrow,
"Thmrgh wildly beats Uie storm to-night, '
Il will be clear to-morrow."
AuJ when o'er life's inconstant sky,
Misfortune's shadows hover,
And though to pierce Uie gloom I try,
No light mine eyes discover,
To cheer my drooping heart I say
"Why grieve o'er present sorrow,
Though ckmds obscure the sun to-day
It will be clear to-morrow." .
Lorclto, Ya lsii.
no are naineu tn lonm ti,.t vi. r ir
Cook, nu-mW ef AssemMf from Stanislaus!
,.j ; """'""is, irom vrc:
S was dead!
- mwuiiiiui line I
Itilli'VUiS uria sil.nt..V . 1
I le a friend in.iLu ciiy.-&icrumn!o dto.
Nearly two y.a.s s m e, Rev. Win. Hood,
Monro, county, Mi-., was robbed of about ,
. .. I- .. l...t.isa fmin
on board a sleainor, wli to on ma w.jr
l..l.ile. Two i-aasengers wi re uscted of Uie
theft. Ouolcft Ui boat at a wood-yard soon eflor
the theft was discovered; Uie other had just before
tinned bv atcaling the yawl from the bnt. Tli
una immediately m.td, but there was no
proof against him, and no money found upon his
n.. Allscarch after the latter Indivnliui proy
..d fruitlnsi, end all hope of the recovery of the
amount stolen wss given up.
Tlie Aberdeen ComervuUve, of the 17th, men
bona bow, some mouiliaufler, the money wns most
Momlnrlv found. A B'ro, near Ucmoiiolis, In
formed hi mosu r of his havu-g discovewl a man's
leg slicking up among some drift wood. His mas
ter made scorch, and found a body, but so doom-
nosed that be mado no effort to inter it. A few
lavs after, Ihe same geiitleman, with a friend, wa
near the t, and curiosity induced them lo visit
the body. They drew it from th river; ami n
examination found In the pocket some gold and
silver com, anu m inovesi, r
..Il-.l ..n ... M llMllilUnr.
cliief. in Mobile bunk bills. Tlie money was
identified to be Mr. Hood's, by the merchant wuo
paid it to him, nd who had rolled it up himseu in
a small wad. and had bit lh edge with li s teeth
to pros them close together. An examination of
the bills found showed Iho marks ol me uetu per
What an swful rotnbulion for crime was in
futo of the drowned man, and how singular tho
mode of tho discovery, by which a most excellent
gentleman was repossessed of his property 1
Three Important Fecit.
Never be influenced by external appcaranco
in forming your judgment of a person's
worth. Tbis is an important rulo, for many
a noble spirit is covered ly liabilimenta of
the .worst kind.- Uean wm sam mai
nature bas given every man a capacity of
being agreeable, though not of shining in
eomnanv : and "ihore are a hundred men
Mifiiriflnilv Qualified for both, who, by
very few fault, that thoy may correct iu half
an hour, are not so much as tolerable,. I lie
world would be more happy if persons gave
up more time to an intercourse of friendship.
But money engrosses Jill our deferenco j
and we scarce enjoy a social hour, because
we think it unjustly stolen from the main
business ef life.
Be a Whole Man.
The lato Jolm Joseph Gurney. whose
memory is still fragrant among all good
people, in writing n short letter of counsel
to his sons at school, pave them this senten
tious injunction: "Ho a whole man in
everything. At Latin, be a wholo man to
Latin; at eeomctry orhistcry, boa whole
man to creometrv or history : nt play, bo a
whole man ntplay ; at washing and dress
in?, bo a whole man at washing and dress
ing; above all, .at meeting (that is at church)
be a wholo man to worship." Nearly all tho
dillcrcnco amon; men as lo force, and ltillti
enco of character, aro lo be attributed to
the obsorvnnco or neglect of tho spirit of
this maxim. A man may nave oniy n
thimblo full of brains, yet if ho will put
them all nt the object lie lias in haml una
only nt that, it is wonderful what ho will ef
fect. Mormutum in physics, properly
directed, drive a tallow candle through nn
inch board; just so will couceutralion
being a wholo man at whatever ono under
takes causes oven n poor weakling to leave
the mark upoti his ngn.
A great and good man, once speaking of
politeness, snnl : "1 mako it a point of
morality never to fiud fault with another
for Ins maimers j they may bo awKward or
gracelul, blunt or polite, polished or rustic,
i euro uot wiint tlicy arc, it tlie man means
well and acts from honest intentions, with
out eccentricity or affectation. All men
have not the auvnutago of "good society,"
u it is culled, to school themselves m all its
fantastic rules nud ceremonies, and if thcro
is any standard of maimers, it is ouly found
ed in reason and good sense, aud not upon
the artificial regulations. Manners, like
conversation, should bo extemporaneous and
uot stinlieu. 1 always suspect a mau who
meets mo with the same premodiated shnko
ot tlio hautl. Oive mo tuo (it may be
rough) grip of tho hand, and the careless
noil of recognition, and when occasion re
quires, tho homely salutation, 'IIow are
you, my old friend i' "
Ia our opinion, tho munwho anneals to Catholic
or to Protestants to vote for or agoinst a candidate
on ccouut of his religious views is a traitor at
heart. Lou. Timet,
Don't vou think that a man niiirht nnn.nl I.
Catholiea or Protestants or both to vote against a
Mormon candidate on account of his religious views
without being traitor at heart 1 Is it treason to
vote against a man or to appeal to others to vote
agamsi mm on account of his religious views if his
religious viewa ore believed to o hostile to the
geniua of our govemmeut and institution 1
In these interrogatoriea, We have no referenco
to Catholic religious views or Protestant religious
views. Lou. Journal.
TU F.lectloa la Kansas. Croat Excite
The e'oction for members of the territorial lceis-
latur of Kansas was to come off yesterday, (30th of
.March,) and a lively time was anticipated. The
St Louis Republican received the following des
patch, dated Lexington, Me,, March S3 :
Thousands of actual residents have eono from
Missouri to Kansas. Hundreds from Cooper. Ran
dolph, Howard and Saline, or paining her daily.
n comet muu ; river falling fast.
Ifho excitement in Kansas, and all along Uie
counties bordering on that territory, is intense. It
charged tliat Governuf Rceder communicated to
the Xew Engluid abolitionists, month or more
ago, the precise time when the elecuon of members
of tlie hUture w as to take place, but kept the
same intelligence couceoled from the people of
vansos, ana ar Western Missouri, and thev
july indignant at the trickery. There will be tre-
on the 30i h
The New York poke, during kvl, arrested
For the Argu:
Thou g- ullo brook, whose maiy flow,
Ktcals warbling down the mountain side,
Like dulcet music, soft nd low,
Murmuring, Uiou doel forever glide,
On beauteous strains of tuneful verso,
Dorn In some high, and sunlit sphere,
Which watching angeui, oft rehearse,
Iu whisjieriugs i eet, to poof car.
Duteous, your cluirge full well ye keep,
Uy Cod, eomniUuioucd from ubovo,
Ye watch Uie loved one, in her sleep,
And seal wilh Heaven's undying lvo
rtionty, with signature of Cud,
And stamp of Heaven uKn iu face
The morning sun, on sorrow's Paul
Of God's illimitable grace.
Yoncolls, May 5, 1HJ5.
Te tbe f.UrlslUn Veler of urraaa.
, For the Argu:
. Fbuoiv Chbistiaks : SufTor a word of
exhortation. We esteem ourselves highly
favored by tho possession and enjoyment of
tho gospel of Christ. Wo have comes-
sod Christ We have avowed ourselves liis
disciples, and by our profession we havo de
clared "how beautiful on the mountains are
the feet of God' messengers. We are, un
der God. indebted to our ministers for our
salvation. Tlicy aro God 'i miuiste rs, God'a
agents to cruide our souls in tho right way,
And bo tells us that wo should esteem them
highly for their work' sake.
As christian men we fed in our secret
soul that our ministers are in the line of their
duty in battling with tho monster vice
around us. We feel that they work
for the improvement of morals as well as
the advancement of religion, that they mutt
combat intemperance and vice every whore
and always, that they must strive to dry up
the fountains of debauchery, that they mutt
tench men duty, whether moral, political, or
religious, and that they must speak out
fully and boldly, whothor mon will henr or
whether they will forbear. Such is their
call, and we should honor and sustain them
But for the honest and faithful perform
ance of their personal and ministerial du
ties in theso things they' are assailed by do
signing and infidel politicians, with wither
ing,abuso nnd vituperation.
Christian inen, should wo stand by nnd
encourago theso assaults on God's heralds of
hope to the world !
' Should wo sustain by our votes a party,
and parly men, who for tho small conside
ration of party ends, would crtish into infa
my ourown religious teachers ? Pause and
reflect l Let theso clergy-haling editors,
anil politicians, succeed in bringing into dis
reptito our gospel ministers, our bible and
our religion, and on what dreary shore shall
wo hopo to land our frail bark . as christian
IIow can wo thus join hands with corrupt
bud men 1 That unthinking infidels and
bad men should sustain a clergy-hating fac
tion in power, is quito natural, but that
thoughtful moralists, nnd especially sincere
christians should do so is absolutely astoun
Is it not indicative of a very low state of
religious feeling and Sentiment that church
members will vote for men who habitually
vilify the churches ministry? Come out
and be yo separate from all such God-li8ting
men. Prove yourselves to be on tho Lord's
si lo by sustaining his cause.
Eschew evil, mid wash your hands from
all connexion with the corrupt faction which
assumes to control every ihing both reli
gious and political iu Oregon. Quit JOU
like christian men. KIRKMAN.
Oregon City, May 15, 1855.
Ed. of the Argus L)ear Sir : I have
been informed that complaints have been
mado to you, that I. as contractor on mail
route No. 12708, refused to let Capt. Mur
ray carry up the Oregon City mail on the
Oth inst. I wish through your paper to
correct this error. Capl. Murrnv has never"
applied to mo to carry the Oregon City
mail, Binee the steamor Jennie Clark hai
... . -
been running, nor have I ever refusoirtc. let
the Tostmastcr at Portland send the mail by
whatever conveyance he might choose, as
the enclosed note from Mr. Shipley will
prove. ery Kespectfully,
Tortland, May 10, 1835,
air. j. tv.AM.M-Dear Sir : Capt. Mur
ray did not come to mo on yesterday and
ask to take up the Oregon City mail, nor
am i ever refuse to let hun have it, nor did
I ever tell Capt Murray that you had left
orders not to deliver il to him, as you had
never said any thing to me on the subject.
A. Tw SniTLEV, P. M.
The foregoing will explain itself, and
serve to clear up any misapprehension in
reference to this matter, which may have
been entertained by our citizens.
For fear of any wrong impressions being
made, we will here state that the "complaint"
alluded to, as having been made to us did
not come from Capt. Murray, as we never
heard him say any thing in reference to this
For Ihi Argui.
At meeting held in Oregon City. My, lCth
1855, th following proceedings wen bad i
Ou motion Mr. Juiuei Harlow, was appointed
Chairman, M. Pavoiirt, Secretary.
. Ou motion a ballot was taken lo supply th
place of Mr. Jam O'Neill, who bas declined
running for III office of Sheriff, of this county,
whereupon Mr. Jam Harlow, of Molulla was
deoluredlh endidule, to b supported by Ihi
meeting and ll their friends.
M. DAVENPORT, Secretary,
Fur th Argu.
Tho toaincr Goliath arrived at Gardiner
on the 20th f last month with about 78
tons of frieght for thi place. Tho whooner
Loo Choo, also came in on tho nme da
with a full freight, business, which has
been quitodull during tho winter and spring,
is uow looking up and we havo reason to
hope for a good trade this summer, Some
persons who came in from Jacksonville a
day or two since report a large number of
wagons bound in for froight from that place
aud Yrcka. A coneidoruble portion of tbe
freight on the Goliah belonged to Jackson
ville parties, and it i said that the mer
chants of that place will in future ship via
Scottsburg instead of Crescent City. Tbj
Military road is now nearly completed, and
by the first of June wagons heavily loaded
will pass the whole length of the route to
Hogue river. . . .
Gen. Lane visited this place a short time
ago and made a speech which was Intended
to rcconcifo hi frionds, but I think he 'only
partially succeeded. There are a good
many "sore heads" among tho democrat,
and if Gaines would come down here and
promise half that Lane did, he would get a
Wo are living in hopes of ocean mail
scrvico soon. Lano assured mo that the
steamer might be looked for daily. The
excess of his enthusiastic admiration for tho
place (it was his first visit) probably led him
to be more sanguine than he othorwiso
would have been, and if we see the first
steamor by next fall wo will bo satisfied.
Very Respectfully, . TRADE. ,
Scottsburg, ' May 5, 1 855.
VpcrTra Stcuiliots. ,
Mr. Arhis : If tho foloing wil be ov eni inter
est to- V, or ur Humerus rcdurz, ov tho Wihunct
villi, IT arwelkuin tullie hoi or eni part or luodifi
It is reported veri strongli that a kuinpuni is about
being formd for tho purpos ov bilding a lit draft
stui'ii-bwccl sterner for the nper Wilainet river, ov
ubout tho foloing diincnsliuns; viz: a boto 101) fot
long, 20 fct will, mid 33 iuchcz hold. Hun Pun
ter and Clinton ar Bed to huv takcu the kontrakt ov
bilding the bot. Tho kiimpnni iz Bed to be kom
pozd ov Knjit. Jamiesoii, Punter is Klintori, Jon
Torcns(engiuer) Mr. Washington aud Juipt. Mnri.
Ulso reported that anuthor kiimpnni hat bin
formd for the sum purpos on Uie mini river, and that
the engiiier iz going to San Fransisko hi the next
sterner to proctu niushoneri. S. K. Miler, (engiiier)
Wm. Kasodi, and Jurj Pea ar sed tu bo Uio kum
patii in part. Tha ar konfiJont ov being ubl tu -imvig.it
iho Wilamet in the loest woter ax far at
llcsiJz (lies two nu stcmen and the old wunz,
Uicr wil be I or 5 hand botr. Thcr iz the Zumwalt
llit, Iho Baker bot, and a flat at Sinsin.iti, hwich
arredi nuu. Olso Len. Ilwit'S mi kol-bot ov 2000
blithe! burthen, noil bilding at Kuneniu, hwioh wil'
bo redi iu ubout 4 n eks, and Mr. Davis iz bilding a
uu flat at tho sum plus, ov 1000 bushelz burthen,,
hivieh wil be redi ubout the nam tint or sun after.
Most ot thes bots ar ond hi different partiz, so
that the publik ma tlistiuUli 'understand' that th
Wilamet river duz not belong tu snrtcn set OV
jcutlmen (?) nz haz bin intimated j hut that ur
tcn set ov "Bolmen" belong to th river.
Murcliant nnd furmera ov Uie Wilumet taE wil
lliiv betcr fusilitiz for tlio frunsportoshun ov thar
fiats, tlio kuming sumcr, thau hertofor, and at re
zuiiabl pi'iscz too. "
I antieipat tliat navigashun wil be opend ax far
az Ujcu Siti thokumiiig.winter,if Uie good inliahr
iUints wil alou us to i2uA-hwuk ubuv Korvuli. It
kan be navigated in the winter, with sum impruv
ment, such as klering a fu snags and drift out ov tho
wn. The smol timber that groz along Uie ej, wil
peovyusfor BuA-hwaking c
U kan be posted up on th afairx ov nper Wila
met most eni time, if TJ du not think th subjokt tu
seksliunal tho line iz ol out stop her, and 'mak .
herrast." rrs.eVc. . .
"Kold Spring," Ma 15, 1855.
Wo Dullish Vnr kommnnie.itmn IILln.'
4 y vmiuvmj im v-w iy
Fono, becoz ov its locul comershal fechuN
and not becoz we think it will be ov eny in
terest to our redurs in the Staita. ' '
Woman, permit me to say, is the mystery as
well as Uie masterpiece of God's creation . When
she is true woman she is channjpg under all cir
cumstances. But her sphere is endurance rather
than action ; and accordingly nature has gifted
her with fortitude far surpassing our. . She beat
answers Um ordinary purposes of her creation, s
well as best serves her own happiness by making
herself as agreeable as possible ts our rougher sex.
Thi can only be effected by means of th softer
graces tnd ocomphshment; for, I take it, there is
no object more unnatural, and, therefore, more re-
voiung to true man than a masculine woman-
.uj wea ceruuniy is to giv her such as edocoiiosi
as will best develop the peculiar choreas and char
acteristics of her sex. I should treat a young girl
with great tenderness. Give her sack, physical
training tr. j, necessary for her health. 1 like to
e Um delicate bloom of the rose upon their cheeks
uutr.ot too rudos glow. But be gentle with Uiem,
W-S dear mjulain, be gentle. itrortrm Et