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! . MY lAty.D TUUXOUUY. ;
' a ono or Tin: i i:kiiauk.
My Lord ToinnuJdy'u tho ton of uu Karl,
ll.a hair is utruighl, but Ilia wli:r.kcia curl ; , ,
Ilia Lordship's forehead ia fur from wuli),
II ut there's plenty of room for the brain inaida.
Ilu wriloi hii miuio with iudiflorout case,
Ho is ru'.her unccrtniu about tho "d'a," :
But what docs it mutter, if two or our,
To tho Eurl of l''il7dottortd aldeut Sou ?
My Lord Toaiuoddy tocullega wei.t
lyltich time ho lost, much money lie ptnt ;
Jtulm, oii.l window, nud heads lit broke
Authorities nihil 'd youn' win will joko !
lie never pcep'd iooide of u buok
la two ycar'i limo a degree he took ;
And tho newspapers vaunted the honors won
Ily tho Eurl of 1'itzjoltcrel'i eld"t son.
My Lord Tomnoddy cniue out in the world,
Watets were tighlen'd, itnd rinjjlela curl'd,
Virgins lanjinibh'd, and matron's emil'd
'Tin true his Lordship is rather wild ;
In very queer Jucea he upends his life,
There's talk of sumo children, but nobody's wife $
lint wo niusn't look closo into u hut is done
Ey tho Furl of I'itz.loiterel's eldest n.
My Lord Tomnodjy lund settle duwn
There's a vacant deut iu the fumily town)
(It's time he should sow his cceentt ic cat.-)
lie hasn't thu wit to apply for votes:
He cauunt e'en h um his election tpeceli,
Throe phrusesho spenks a mUtuko in eueli !
And then breuks down but tho borough is won
l'or tho Eurl of l-'itzdotlerel'seldist son.
My Lord Tomnoddy prefers the Guards, '
(The house is a bore) so! it'a on the curds!
My Lord ia a Cornet at twenty-three,
A Mujor ul tweuty-eix ia be
lle never drew sword except on drill i
The tricks of parade ho bus learnt but ill
A Lioutouant-Colouel ulthiity one
Is tho Enrl of I'itzdotterel'a eldest con.
My Lord Tomnoddy is thirty-four j
Tho Eurl cull last but a few years more,
My Lord iu the 1'eers will tuke his p'uee ;
Her Majesty's councils his words will giuce.
Office he'll bold, and patronage sway i ,
Foil time3 and lives ho will vole away '
And what are his ital.uYations ? one!
Ho'b the Earl of Filzdoltei el's eldest sou ! '.
" London Diogrno.
; 3" No doubt some of our readers will
tickle themselves over tho queer way in
which a brainless Tomnoddy of a Lord
comes in possession of place and patronage
iu Knglaud. The idea of his having but
the "one qualification," of being "Fitzdot-
. tcrel's eldest son" to recommend him to of
fice, will very properly seem a ppor recom
mendation to thoso of our readers who have
Jjecn used to seeing mon elected to oflice by
tho ico of th3 sovereign jieople. As ridic
ulous ns the English practice may appear,
isn't it fully as ridiculous to promote a brain
less ''Tomnoddy" simply because we find
his naino upon our "party ticket," as it
would bo to do so because he belonged to a
certain family ! We need not go out of
Clackamas county "in search of "Tomnoddy"
asses with but "one" qualification, (and that
not near as weighty ns the one of belonging
to a respectable family,) who have been vo
ted into office by men who knew and ac-knowl-'cd
their incapacity, whilst their
supe tors in every respect have been pushed
aside, simply because they hadn't the "one
qualification'' their competitors possessed,
of having sold themselves, gizzard, "body
and' spirit," to a party, of whose political
"principles'' they were as ignorant, as is tho
' Irish excavator of the creed of his church,
.elaborated Ibn'h some two hundred vol
lumes of musty Latin that rest upon the
.shelves of cloiite'rcd monks.
If we will vote "Tomnoddy" into oflic-",
simply because tney aro found on a party
ticket, let us never boast of our superiority
over the Ikitish, who promote them because
they happened to be born sons of titled
'I'itzdotterels," especially if the "Fitzdot
.tercl" family is a resectable one.
W "anted Iumsdiats-ly. Will some of our read
ers benefit the teat of mankind by iuveutiug some
n,ethodtonokaUHthtgiceabto tsDoon, sraore M.ntirn(,nti
:r:eiptforpraUiDg.preUyg.riw1.houtp.ngof.L .,,;, i.lf
r-..fc.u.,.i,T, ..ma way of coilecfcDj
.mnlt A.bt without hnvin2 to earn th money a see -
ond time atthe attempt; how to induce a constant
reader of a newspaper . to become a eonrtont sab-
iscnuer; a pin oi -'--i-i--
in; considered giddy and frivolous hy me seno.o
ln'md-d," unappreciated by
Ij;atcd by the other ruar'.or ?
V. 1.. ,I)MS,
V.altttr and Vrnarli'tnr.
' Indian Character Political Mallitntty.
. LaFavbttb, O.T., Oct. 23, 1855.
, Editor of tlit Aryus'lime who have
s'jen the North Americun Indian from a dis
tance only, and through the medium of ro
mance, may pnrlinS imagino th(m brave,
noble, ntul generous-; but ho must indeed
be imnginutivo who long cherishes hit Lai
luciuution after iicluul contact with him.
stripped of his borrowed plumes we have ft
rtaked savage, to bo fenred for his treachery,
haled for his cowardieu and cruelty, ntid de
spised for his indolelico aiid utter worthless
ncss ; ha makes no exertion but fioin no
entity, ho observes no obligation but from
compulsion. Ignorant, abject, nnd depraved
by nature, he scorns every attempt to im
prove his condition, and surrenders his
scalping knife only to his conqueror. His
lofty patriotism and noble love of liberty
exist only in his hatred of the restraints of
justice, humanity, and decency ; be is a hero
where women and children nre to be mur
dered, a stoic where the helpless nnd unpro
tected cry unto him for mercy- Siuci the
discovery of the continent ho has steadily
resisted the progress of civilization ; inca
pable of bending to the tide of progress, He
nolhj sinks beneath its waves, battling to
the hist against thdso who have strived in
vain to be his benefactors. The bounty of
the government has been time and again
poured upon him, supplying him with the.
means of useful and honest industry : mis
sionaries have scaled their labors with their
blood in fruitless attempts to recall him from
his barbarity for his mind is as incapable
of instruction as his b"dy is of labor, and
his entire annihilation from tho faco of the
earth is a mere question of time : the sooner
nc'cornilivlioJ tlio better. Tho constant ap
peal of tho world for mercy to the poor ig
noraut Indian, springs undoubtedly from hu
mane motives, but is certainly an indirect
advocacy and approval of murder, ruin, nnd
desolation to the poor settlers nnd their fam
ilies, who 140 forced by that mistaken pub
lii sentiment to exercise such forbearance.
Who arc the original aggressors it is not
worth while to inquire, for in a greut meas
ure it is yuo that wo are ip possession of
the wliolo continent by force, but it is tho
force of good against evil, nnd Con has sent
us with, tho swe.rd to exterminate a people
who have nothing in commou w ith human
ity save the form, as lloscnt tho children of
L-rael against similar tribes of old ; and so
wo are to take the facts as wft u'nd them.
Tho history of the country from the set
tlement of the first colony down to the
present moment demonstrates the futility of
setting up systems grounded only in theory
against tho laws of necessity, for whilst it
has been tho avowed doeirino of tje Gen
eral Government to conciliate and civilize
the Indians, always setting them an example
of good faith iu the observance of treaties,)
it has been an 'unfailing necessity with the
pioneers into every new territory themme
na lille to which has been acquired in n
manner so consistent with tho laws of na
tions) to establish nud maintain themselves
in their new homos by force of arms, too
often combating not only against the depri
vations of the wilderness and the open hos
tility of a treacherous and heartless foe, hut
laboring under the displeasure of their own
Government, which, by its system of good
faith, is frequently in fact, and always in ef
fect, humanely arrayed with tho persecuted
man against the'outlawed settler, who, rec
ognizing no higher law than the right of
self-fenae, prefers killing the last savage
upon earth to sacrificing himself or his fam
ily as an atonement to the lofty stoic who
requires blood for blood without discrimina
ting between tho innocent and guilty.
Whilst it is to be deplored that the imme
diate cause of Indian depredations often
springs from'tbe misconduct of some of our
own people, it does not change tho necessi
ty of "lie case ono whit ; for however well
adapted to tho punishment nud prevention
of crime our laws may be in tho civil state,
. .. J!
they have no resemblance to our
ideas of vindictive justice, w bicli is only sal-
isfled when he has takeu the law into his sble busiuens. Hut there should b- a greater oon
nwn l,nn.l and his knife U red with blood, ; centruuon of capital, and a grenu-r npunsionof
no matter whose. Terhaps I have premised
farther than is necessary tor my purpose
but. I feel confident, not farther than is just,
for I believe that I have expressed nothing
-"-' ""' w
1 I here is no evi-ience 01 sympau.y or t.nor
for Indians either in the people or author!-
: of 0rrgon in the present emergency,
;auj j ain pcrlcCiiy ar.?ueu uiai every i.on-
, woman, and child in the Terri-
Itory will feel an actual j.lcasurc iu acknowl -
ill. lilt. ..Knows anuf.nl uf
Known nntiKlil nf '.oroiri.
CITV, ORB Q ON BE.ai3f OHTT, SATURDAY, NO VERXBHK. 10,1859.
e 'ging their obligations to those who have
volunteered thoir personal services against
the common enemy. If such of us as re
main securely nnd comfortably at home cm
not so far forget our pcrsonul and political
piques and prejudices as to jieartily aid nnd
comfort such as are Biillieieiitly patriotic
(whatever their faults may be) to risk their
lives in n common cause, wo certainly can
do no less than observe n decent silence.
I wish to nllud? particularly .to an editorial
comment in the Corvullis Statesman upon a
letter of Dr. Henry's, of Yamhill, which
was 'written at (iravo Creek, and which
agrees substantially with several others
from difllrcnt individuals published at the
sanio time. Tho objectionable language
has no particular ofiect other than to forco
the inference that it was-written maliciously
and without reflection. It is nothing more
than an exhibition of spleen, which, being
contemptible under nny circumstances, is
inexcusable in the columns of a newspaper
that acknowledges tho obligations of cour
tesy, or even decency. Although personal
allusions clothed in abusive and vultrar lan
guage may be palliated by the bent of polit
ical disputes and the desiro of party suprem
acy, I have yet to learn that a mere differ
ence in political opinions is a sufficient
ground or justification for tho uso of lan
guage simply insulting, and vulgar such
having no other tendency than to bring tho
party using it into contempt. As a person
al friend of Dr. Henry's, I am satisfied that
his reputation will not be materially impair
ed by a question of veracity between him
and the editor of the Corvullis States
man. As a member of tho Democrat
ic party I wish to point my finger at a
practice which is cruuudad .iuieither jus
tice nor policy. .The interest of nny party
which relies on principles for its strength is
not advanced by a scurrilous nnd indiscrim
inate attack upon every opponent whose
name happens to be mentioned, and cer
tainly its injustice is increased wheu made
upon persons who are not in public posi
tions. , i '
Dr. Henry's letter professsed to be noth
ing more than his own impressions of what
he saw and heard, and does not justify, ei
ther in its facts or modo of expression, in
ferences which reflect upon his credit or
judgment. He is nt this moment endeavor
ing to serve his country ; whether he has
based any political calculations for tho fu
ture upon his present operations, I am una
ble to say. But I will guarantee that in
whatever capacity he serves iu tho Rogue
River war, whether in bearing a musket or
leading a regiment, (and he w ill be as ready
to do the one as he is capable of the other,)
he will discharge his duty in such a tnn niter
that even the Corvallis Statesman shall sup
press its malignity in very shame. II. P.
For the Argut.
Oregon as tt Is. So. 4.
Salrm, Oct. 2J, 1853.
Mb. Editor Sir: We have already shown
that over two millions of dollars aro drained from
thieTerrilory annually for two articles, to wit: Cloth
and Leather, with their fabrics. When we consid
er the present population of the Territory, the time
of its settlement, and tho other enormous drains on
its currency, we are staggied at the amount, and
wonder how she lias survived thus long. Onward
and eastward tire golden stream still rushes with
out abatement in quantity, or hope of its speedy
return. Over eight millions pass out of the country
annually and are sunk iu the cullers of the million
aires of the East. We have now commenced to
feel llio drain, and from this onward will feel it
more and more until llio evil ia remedied. As most
of the great principles which have been discovered,
us most of the valuable improvements which have
been made in commerce, agriculture, and the arts
and sciences can boast of no higher parentage than
stern necessity, so we can never hope for the adap
tion of the principles of retrenchment and reform
when money is plenty, and extruvagauce her child
ia permitted to revel iu profusion. The present pe-
I r-uniarv nressure will liavu its beneficial effects.
j T, are evi(lcnl a,.eady. Business men have
felt the coming change, and are preparing to avert
its consequences. . A few spindles and looms are
already in operation, a few buildings designed for
manufacturing purposes aro in prucers of erection,
and others are in contemplation. There are a few
u-v'1" .u.,v lu u.u......
r..l A.IT. .,.
tiie 'i'erriti.ry, and aro doing a limited but poifit
business even in these branches to supply the wants
..t ft.- thm 'rVrrltrtrv. Th minor..! r.
. , ,..,. . ti
j ht.Mtr,w exuimA vet enoutrb is known to warrant
t19 .0nc!usion that there is a great abundance of
ir0D ore of he qnaiity,
emce.led in the boson, of
Millions of dollars lie
concealed in the bosom oTIhe earth, and nothing is
. . . ... -j .e.
nnedrfl DU1 ine IDflnrMliou i coiuiai auu i.iv iiuimj
j UJtdfttAiBgt aud ,i10 we)lIire aud
i pj.y lhe conntry depend n,on ... suc-e...
i History u-aefces us, as iron is one oi uie mon menu
and valuable aids as well as means of civilization,
1 that the country which uiaauf.tures U wilt, in
i(Otile prouiUro of kin, (
n Mars, nid Hlrlsa-.'l '
proportion to the quantity made, command the cur
rency of the world. Iron is uow, and ever has
been, a oash article In the duys of Spartan glory
it was cali itself.
We ar not In Ilia ponieiwion or any reliable da
ta from which we could form any upprolmat
opinion In regard to the amount of money neces
sary annually to supply the deinuud for iron iu this
Territory. Hut we know that It must be immense
Wliy Can it not bu made beret Is there not
sufficient quantity used ill the Territory to mako it
an object T We think there Is. If Ojeguu would
manufacture her own cloth, her owu leather, and
her own jron, uud save the immense sum that ia
sent out of the country annually fur these articles,
the cry of hard times would soon be hnshtd, the
colfcTs of her citizona would soon be filled, and
wealth sad prosperity be seen in all her borders.
' The currency of a Ktute, Torrirory, or nution
must ever be a subject of the first moment. It Is
the vital current of the body politic. When it ia
olTecti d, all tho members of the body ure affected
with it. The currency of no state or terrilory can
be hi a healthy, solvent condition, no long us its ex
penditures exoeed its income. Is out such the
case with Oregon ? ' .0.
For tlu Argue.
October tltU, 1853.
Mb. Kditor What sacred and hallowed
historic reminiscences cluster around this
day, the most eventful in the annuls of
American history. On this day seventy
four years ago tho war of the Revolution
was ended ; American arms woro crowned
with triumph, American rigliis were vindi
cated. Tho sullen thunder of the death
dealing cannon died nway in peaceful echoes
umid the hills nnd dales and rocky ramparts
of the Old Dominion, while the wild joy of
a nation freed rent tho welkin with exultant
acclamations. The war was over. The
American veteran, war-worn and weary,
turued his thoughts from the ensanguiuud
field to his hotllO IU. tho ttlhlurrmiuu mJ
ticipated his wclcomo there.
Tho seventeenth of October was the event
ful day, Yorktown tho -place where the
great conflict between liberty nnd slavery
was decided, tho seven years struggle be
tween the proud oppressor nud the oppress
ed was ended- May this day over be hal
lowed in tho annuls of American history 1
Europe can boast of her serried legions,
traiued in tho fearful enginery of war; of
her ensanguined fields, piled with heaps of
slain, nnd terrible with tho fiorco wnilsof the
wounded and dying. liut why the terriblo
shock of embattled thousands, why thoso
fields crimsoned with the blood and blenched
with the bones of tho slniul Was it the
bloody throes of oppressed millions laboring
to break the bands of their cruel oppress
ors? Was it the upheaving of the multi
tude, conscious of their strength nnd sensi
ble of thoir w rongs J Nay. It was the
war of conquest, of kings of prerogative.
Tho Amorican Revolution was a struggle
between liberty nnd oppression, between, tho
arrogant assumption of power on the one
hand and tho natural rights of man on tho
other. And the A merican soldier, conscious
of tho rectitude of his intentions nnd tho
justice of the cause which insulted reason
called upon him to espouse, gladly entered
the contest, stood forth an example of riioral
sublimity, nnd dared to vindicate the sacred
rights of man, hoping that tho laurels he
might win would not fall from his brow fa
ded and torn with tho expiring shout of the
The eveuing preceding tho day fatal to the
ambitious designs of proud and domineering
England was culm, serene, and cleur; the
winds were hushed in their caves ; no fitful
clouds ominously floated athwart the azure
sky ; tho sun, ns it set in the western waves,
scut back a golden stream of mellow, trem
bling light. The two armies, fierce and sul
len, were in a few yards of each other, im
patient for the dawn, to commence the work
of carnage and of death. ; In the mean time
Cornwallis, discovering the hopclessuess of
his position, determined if possible to es
cape. One division of his army had cross
ed the river, and the other was on its way,
when the winds arose with such fury as to
foil his plans for the time, and ut the return
i of light tho destructive fire of the Aineri
, ... . , - i- .. a
i cans ,jrc.,j mm y bcck ills otsuiantieu ir-
tifications again. Dillicuhies and dangers
thickening every hour, all hopes of succor
or escape being gone, Cornwallis sent a flag
to Washington, and the terms being agreed
,i. ,, .i.;,,,,:,,,, ,.,l mnnliinim of
.1.. .1,.',i...,i t'l, A ,,.,,. .ml
j , . .... .. j a ,(. Jevutiou.
I . ,. ,. ,
we nope me na io.iamy o, unsoay may
! never be aulhed or tarnished by party Icsti-
! !. such as often dis-rraee the anniversary
,jf thg Batle 0f XeW Orleans. Every Amer-
j j h a inieritance in the glory of that
crowning day. Cut him off from a partici-
I pation iu the historic associations uf the past,
nntlnr a Vrar.
bo thrilling to every American heart, nnd
you alienate his affections from his country
and her institutions. Let there be no aris
tocracy in patriotism. ' JLo ) j . -f ' 0.
A Taib of Patriots. President Pierce
united at tho Whito Sulphur Springs in
Virginia, last week, and, by a remarkably
felicitious nud appropriate co-incidcht, Kx
l'residetit Tyler was th puled to welcome
him, iu behalf of tho visitor. John Tyler
and Trunk Pierce, t Sure such a pair never
before crossed hands in the presence of the
nation!. John ignored politics altogether,
nud wus iiimizing shy in regard to compli
menting the present administration, liut
Frank seemed to consider John's accidental
reign a model of puiity nnd wisdom (as
compuroJ with his own, we presume.)
President Pierce "soft aawdcrod'' Kx-Prosi-dent
Tyler in this wist: .
"Permit me, sir, he said, to express the
gratification that tho part you have couseut
ed to bear on this occasion has imparted to
mo personally, and to say that no citizen in
tlio country rejoices mora sincerely than
myself, in tho fact that ym art tnjoying
the best reward thai curt be accorded to a
faithful and tonscicntious public servant,
the only really valuable nud worthy recom
pense for duties well performed nnd dajs
well spent. You cannot have failed to ob
serve with just pride, now that tho emotions
of personal ambition nnd the prejudices of
party stnle have passed awny, that tho con
vie' ion has settled upon the public mind
that in your conduct of national affairs you
were actuattd by pure motives, and that
hieh purposes were bravely and wisely ex
This is decidedly the richest joke of the
season. It imparts color and tono to the
sentiment of Senator Seward, that Pierce's
administration had done what nothinc csc
ever coulj-given n tingo of respectability
to the administration of John Tyler 1 The
President now acknowledges tho corn.
Salem (Mass.) Register.
Letter from Hon. 11. V. nutter to the late
TeBBsyUttUla ReniiUltean State Conven
tion. Plymouth, (Mass.) Aug. 30, 1805.
Dear Sir .-Your letter of the 15th hist,
inviting mo to nlleiid a mass Republican
Stato Convention, nt Pittsburg, on the 6th
of Sept., addressed to me nt New York,
has been forwarded to mo nt this place,
whero I om temporarily sojourning.
It will not bo in iny power to be present
at the Convention : but it gives me pleasure
to seo, in tho notice by which it has been
called, new evidence of tho determination
of tho neonlo of tho freo States to resist tho
further spread of Slavery and the increase of
the Slave power.
Permitt me to add, that it also gives tnc
no little gratification to perceive, that you
propose to limit your action to tho adoption
of measures "which shall givo expression To
the popular will on tho subject involved in
tho repeal of tho Missouri Compromise,"
with the view of co-operating "with other
organizations of a similar character iu other
On many questions of National nnd Stato
policy the citizens of the froo States, in com
mon with thoso of tho other States, enter
tain opinions so diverse, nnd. conflicting, that
a general nnd harmonious union, in one and
tho same political organization is quito im
practicable. Put in respect to the repeal
of tho Mo. Compromise thero is littlo or no
diversity of opinion among reflecting and
disinterested men in tho free States. The
mass of our people, whatever their former
political relations, or their present opinions
on other points, unite in condemning it as
an act of perfidy and fraud.
It would be p issing strange and infinitely
deplorable weie it otherwise. For whether
wo look back to the facts which proceeded
and accompanied this act the acquiescence
for thirty-threo years of tho whole nation,
in tho compromise of 1820, as a solemn and
irreversible campact tho irreclaimable pos
session, by tho South, of all the benefits so
cured by it to that section tho suddenness
with which the question of repeal was
sprung upon the country tho contemptous
disregard of the opinions ond wishes of their
coiiMitutions bv Northern Senators and
Representatives, primo movers and chief
actors in the iniquity and tho complicity
therein of a Northern President, in rio'ation
of reiterated pledges, not to reopen, by nny
act of his, the Slavery agitation ; or wheth
er wo consider tho public evils which havo
already followed tho . repeal tho revival,
and with increased bilternesn, of sectional
disputes the irruption into Kansas, of des
perados from Missouri, for the express pur
pose of seizing the rein of government the
trampling under foot by theso rufiini and
their associates in the territory, of the con
stitution and laws tho omission, thus far,
i of tl.e hi.rh officer whoso sworn dutv it is to
taKo enre that the constitution and laws of
' ,l,e '-T"'f ; Ktat be upheld and faithfully
I execute!, to do or say anyuiing io cnecK
t,1(.M mlt of llsurp!jlion aI1J Ti0eneo and
the countenance ha has given to them by
his removal, at the juncture and under the
circumstances .which attended it, of your
fcllow-eitizen, Governor Iteedor ; the repeal
of this ordnance of freedom stands out, as
the one preat breach of Faith nnd Justice,
of Fraternity and of Human Rights, against
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which it is the right, .the interest nud tho
duty of the people of. the Free State, by
u II the means and in nil tho methods pro
vided in tho constitution, continually to pro
test, until the wrung bo fully redressed and
the right bo puil'ectly established. Tho
measure of redress and reparation is obvious
and simple, The compact of must bo
restored either in Mjlernn nnd binding
words, by replucing it in the stHtue hook, or,
in fact, by forever excluding the Teiritory
originally embraced iu it from admissiou
into the Union, except ns Free Stutes.
The people of the United States who con
cur in desiring nnd demanding this net of
"equal and exact justice," can, if they plouse,
easily procure it and this without detri
ment to any of the questions on w hich they
may chance to difllr. They hove but to
resolve and firmly to adhere to lhe resolu
tion, that tinder no political necessity what
soever w ill they support in or for nny oflice,
National or State, any man who had an
original share in the Nebraska iniquity, or
who now counsels acquiescence therein.
Such a resolve, faithfully executed through
the bullol-boxes, will, in a comparatively
short time, redress the grievance, and thus
give quiet to the country and new strength
to (ho I'liion.
That the people of the Froo States shoakl
permanently submit to the injustico nnd
humiliation involved in tlio repeal of tho
Missouri Compromise, 1 hold to be impossi
ble. That they should postpone for a day
longer than the Constitution makes neces
sary the just and peaceful monsure of redrew
which that instrument puts wilhiu tWr
reach, . is a folly which I trust titer , will
not commit. I therefore linil w itu real satis
faction, every new demonstration of tho
popular sentiment in the direction of imme
diate, fair and constitutional relief. In this
spirit, I thank our committee for tin honor
ilono mo by their invitation ; and 1 beg you
to accept for yourself, and to present to
them, my hearty salutations. ..
I am, very respectfully, your obedient
servant, B. F. IJUTLKlt. 1
To Russell Eiorctt, Esq., Chairman of
Committee of Invitation, Ac, (to., Pitts
burg.. ., . ' T
Great l'ltc at Nrliastc.il. 1
The French Minister of War has received
a dispatch from (Jen. Pelissior, dated the
Crimen, the full September, nt 8 o'clock
a.m., which contains tho following intelli
On tho night of tho 5th of Sept., a groat
fire took place. It was caused by tho burn
ing of jho Russian two-decker Marian, which .
shell discharged from the right attack. Tho
brilliancy of the flames arising from the con
flagration illumitiBted tho whole of the Al
Thero nro no seats in any of ilia Orcek
churches iu Russinj and even tho Emperor
himself must stand during the service. Tho
priests nre almost nil nuijestie looking meu
tall, with hair falling over their shoulders,
and beard sometimes half-way to their
waists. They are not allowed to wenr any
M. Dnplat, a Fretieh chemist, has suc
ceeded in utilising the ncorn, by extractintf
from it both oil Hiel iileohol half a pounu
of oil, nnd five pounds of alcohol, applicable
to mechanical purposes, having been pro
duced from a hmi heel pound weight of
The N.Y. Express says: In 1755, five
Methodists settled in this city and formed
tho first Methodist Society in America. In
183"), one hundred years later, tho Metho
dist Church in the United States numbers
over four million worshippers. '
It requires '!),500 sheep to bo kept n
whole year to support tho I.tuv rnuce ( Mass.)
mills with wool Ibr ono singlo day. They
produce 1,500 shawls per day, and consume
cochineal to the vnluo of $00,000 per an
num. Missouri lias enormous crops of corn nnd
wheat this season. Much of the wheat
land, it is said, averages forty bushels to tho
acre, and more corn will be raised in tho
State this year than for any five yetira be
Thore is a Quaker in New Ark so down
on the sinfulness of mimic, that ho will not
tolerate a cat about the house because its
'in-nards" are composed of fiddle-strings.-
Threo splendid prizes, the least of w hich
is 25 in gold, lire oli'ered to the ladies of -Seneca
county, Ohio, at the annual fair,.
October, 18C5, for tho swiftest running nt.'
Mr. James A. Cutting of Poston, has In-,
vented a method of taking daguerreotype,
upon plates of glass, coated with silver.?-.
The pictures are called nmhrotypes ( t
Thojncrcaso of Catholic priest in Eog-.
laud, is at tho rate oVih a year, while those,
of thu church of P.nglnnd increase at tho.
rate of about 300 a year. The number of'
clmpels for Romnu Catholic worship has
risen since 1851, from 680 to 058, and of
clergy from 820 to O'Jj. The uumbor, of
female religious houses hot somewhat in
creased, but not those for mules.
Tho Legislature of Kansas, in arranging
the machinery of popular elections, has es
tablished the viva voce syntetn uf voting,
aud allowed but one precinct iu each county.
One of these counties is said to be as large,
ns tho whole Stute of Kentucky.
Out of seven good hotels, says tho Slurx
which ut one time carried on a thriving
btitiiics withiu the walls of Panama, there
aro uow but two the American and As
The total vote of tho State of California,
for Governor as oflicially returned is Q7,05l
against 81,063 votes cast lost year.
j The Herald says that tlio amount of
. money loaned on mortgage in an Francicco
; is reiM.rtsd to be r,M50,(!0.