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THE OHECO.N AIIUUS.
WI.IIIISI KIKnr MTIHP IIOK.VH.J,
BY WILLIAM L. ADAMS.
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Mr. Adams Deab Sin: I do not
know what your opinions are upon this
kuljcci, nor do I deem it important lo
know, fur you Lava repeatedly avowed
your willingness to publish articles on Im
portant subjects, though tho writers of
such articles might differ with you in opin
ion as to what is good policy. J, as well as
others, would bo glnd to hear an expression
from you on this subject.
Tho pooplo of tins Territory will soon
Lo called upon to decide this question for
the third time. Nine mouths ago the peo
ple pronounced a decided verdict on this
question. What powerful intervening con
siderations have made it necessary to have
unothor decision so soon, are all uuknowu
to the writer. Wliut kind of political nec
romancy has loeu at Work, silent, insidi
ous, and powerful, to opcrato this wonder
ful revolution iu public sentiineut, and to
iproduce this urgent necessity which brooks
110 delay 7 What arrogant assumption of
tyrannical power f What fearful invasion
of constitutional rights! What inendu
ciuus or what insidious foe threatens tho
liberties, the rights, or interests of tlie poo
pie, to essentially change the nature of this
question iu tho brief space of nine months 1
Has there been an increaso of population t
or of abilities on tho part of thu citizens of
this Territory to support a Slate govern
Fur ths Amu: t.f... a...... ,. ... .. "
Ma. i;,To.:-Th0 following .licl. co,,,n
Wamonl in ll.. I f A.I. 1 . .!.." .: 1 -!-,
- ' v- "wrur, oui as 1110 purging any errors from the version
we nave J but not to su
five Itultsn a r.
oditor dors not even notico it. will vou
plcaso give it placo in your journal.
lou win perceive from its reading that jut
tico would demand it insertion in the Ad
rotate, and with what show of consistency
11 cuuor can puuii.ii such egregious false
hoods relutivo lo mutter of fat, and then
refuse to permit ihcin to be corrected,
whilst ho claims to bo a Christian nnd 1
Christian minister, Is indeed strange to mo
Lan you exphuu how it is 1 Would moral
honesty permit prejudice go so far in a
Chrisiiun I Or must a particular cause be
sustained at the sncrifico of both truth and
justice I Facts, it seems, appear to squint
mat way somowhat.
1. 1 .
n. iimy ue proper wr mo 10 xtato Hint
tho article in question was sent by private
conveyance, and left at the Sulem post of
fice. Hence, I have uo doubt of its bein
received. Yours, A-e, C.1I. M.
mentf We ouswer, No. Dkguiso the
fact as tbey may, thero seems to be a dc
termination on tho part of certain nmbi
rtious men to force tho people of 1 his Torri-
ory hceulcss of consoquences into tho as
sumption of the attributes of State sov-
creiguty. Thero ro many, however, lion
est in their motives, aud siuccro iu the be
Jief that it would Je for Iho best. To such
wo remark, iu the tirst place, tint most of
rthe counties in this Territory are already
an debt, and that the pooplo have boon
itaxed beyond all prccodcut to defray the
necessary expenses of county organizations.
Hut notwithstanding this burdensome and
impoverishing taxation tho revenue has
Ibeen deficient. How will industry groun
under the burden of taxation when near
double the 8cjoat i estjrleWrom the peo
v; fie, and A-t ut sA lite tvtw 4imo when a pe
cuniary pressure is Wttiirough tho length
aiad breadth cf die Territory. Let us il
lustrate. The friends of a State govern
tncut tell us that tho amount of tax that
tho peoplo would be called upou to pay in
wddirion to what tliey now pay would be
only 00,000 ! Now lot us supposo that
the uumbcr of tax-payers is ten thousand,
tind that Marion County possesses fourteen
Lundrcd of these: then the additional
amount that would be saddled un tho peo.
40 of Jiariou county would be over ci'Mil
ttossnai dullurs. Gentlemen, aro you
ready sad wiljiag to assume tho burthen ?
Hut, gentlemen, yon will be told that Ore
gon once a Stuto the amount A taxable
properly will bo much greater, llow sol.
dicing such an argument must bo to a peo
plo essentially agricultural! Now your
personal property and improvements arc
nascd, then your personal property, im-
Mk. Tea 11 mb : In No. 20 of the P. C.
Advocate I find the following language rel
ative to the Am. Bible Union, taken from
an exchange paper:
"Read tho followincr lansuafa of Dp.
Cone, found in tho annual rejiort pf the so
cicty last year. Uo says : 'Our only bus
iuoM is to uphold iinmertioimt versions,
and give them as luree a circulation as wo
can ; and this becomes our business, be.
cause all tho rest of the Christian world
have thrown them away. This simt ob
ject is our rallying point.1 "
Now, sir, the fact is Dr. Cone $ays no
such thing. Nor does ho say any thing
that cau directly or indirectly, remotely or
approximately, be distorted into any such a
meaning. So far from it, the word im.
merse nor its cognates is not found in the
address referred to. Further still, I lie
w&ri does not occur, tilher iu the ad
dresses of any of the speakers, in tho re
ports of the committees, in tho minutes of
tho anniversary, nor (savo in one para
graph) in tho report of the board of man
mihilit this version
wuicli is most dear to us. As no other
oouy Is engaged in this work, wo are will,
ing to try the 'Diblo Union.' In which ho
ial. j t ... I
--iias 110 commence" J J We are sssu-ed
that they have enlisted, at irreat nino.
ablo men of six evangelical denominations,
thore are niiu now, to perform the task,
to work under 110 sort of restriction ; but
aiiniuiiy to give the mind of tha II.. v
Spirit. Their cmondatiou, we, and ail
men, can examine for ourselves : for thev
Kive in noies mo reason for any chan"o.
mm now, 1 hkk, wny should nuy one ob
ject to this 1 "
And yet, Dr. F. "has no confidence" in
on Institution which bo thus vindicates!!
What ridiculous absurdity! Judacui
Ajicllu crcdat, non ego ! !
I have thus noticed a 0f the mis
statements mado In your paper. I would
say more, but as you "cannot publish my
articles," perhaps it is as well to forbear.
send this merely to show how much con-
fidenco can bo placed in tome at least of
thoso who opposo the A. 13. U. And us
ou appear forward to publish every thing
you can find ayainit that Institution, and
refuse to give place to any thing for it,
unless "to prevent capital being mado" by
the refusal,) I would remark that as soon
as circumstances will permit I shall try to
inform the public moro fully relative to the
B. U. matters, that tbey may bo able to
judge for themselves.
If you doubt my statements relative to
Drs. Cone and Fuller, 1 will agree to sen
you full copies of Dr. C.'s address alluded
to, and Dr. F.'s letters, if you will promise
to publish them entire. Tliey are all short.
Iam, Respectfully, A-c,
-. .. C. II. MATTOOX,
Ag't A. B. U.
er to place mo in tho chair, I will serve
them to the best of my ability.
Humphry Marshall I have only to say
thutMr. Aiken has addressed mo no letter
whatever. (Applaus and cries of "Cull :uo
f ho oxc-itemcnt was fntenso during tbo
Mr. A. K. Marshall of Ky., during tie
call of tho roll, congratulated his Amorican
friends by saying they had fought a good
fight aud conquered. Thero was now no
Dcmocra.ic candidate iu the field with an
ofleusivo caucus platform. Performing his
duty as a patriot and not as a partisau, Lo
voted for Mr. Aiken.
Mr. Wulkcrof Ala, voted tho same wny,
esteeming Mr. Aikeu a man with no stains
of mere pariisanism on his skirls a man
who lias not sought office, but to whom of
fice is tendered, aud is truo to tho Consti
continuance of i lie contest, or until we could
obluiu command of theses. Assigning but
a moderate limit to this poriod, the ex
pense would yet bo enormous. The forti
fications, depots, and store-Louses, would
ncnessarily bo on the largest scalo, and the
cost of placing supplies thero for fivo years
would amount to nearly 8100,000,000.
In many ropccts tho cost during peaco
would bo equivulcnl to that during war.
ihe pcriidiable character of many articles
would render it perhaps Impracticable to
put provisions iu depot for such a length
of time, aud in many cases thero would be
deterioration amounting lo somo millions
of dollars a year.
Thesa considerations and others of a
strictly military character, cause tho De
partment to examine with interest all pro
jects promising the accomplishment of a
rudroad communication between the navi
gable waters of tho Mississippi and thoso
past my comprehension.
Iu your last paper (No. 22) an extract
from the iVr. Y. Indqicndcnt represents Dr.
Fuller, of Baltimore, as saying of the A.
U. U. that ho ''has no confidence iu it."
This, like the quotations from Dr. Cone and
A. Campbell, is entirely manufactured by
the writer. I have the letter of Dr. Fuller
declining the Vice Presidency in question,
and ho docs not even hint at any such an
idea. And to show that such au assertion
is wholly unfounded, cither directly or in
directly, I will quote an extract or two
from a letter of Dr. F.'s published about a
year ago in the Methodist Protestant.
lie says: "Until within a few weeks I
have refused to have any sort of connection
wiih the Bible Union and its proceedings."
It seems from this, that "within a few
weeks" (and since, for all he has published
to the contrary,) ho has had something to
do with the Bible Union in which he Las
no confidence ! Jfirabile diclu ! !
True, Dr. F. is not a member of the Am.
B. U-, but he is the President of an aux-
Sweet Sentiment. The best disiufect- j jjiary society, of which, in the same letter,
ing fluid : the milk of human kin J:icss. he tLui sjeaks :
, provcincnts, and lands will be taxed !
'Will the taxing of your unimproved" lands
-increase your abilities to meet the addu
"tional draw on your pocket! Now you
vbavo taxable property to the amount of
'livo thousand, then you will have taxable
property to double that amount. And will
you be worth one ceut more ? or will your
-ability to pay ba once cent greater?
I will close this article with the state-
-rneut that tho ablity to pay a given assess
went docs not depend necessarily on the
amount of properly subject to taxation,
but 'on the facilities offered for turning
that property into cash, for taxes cannot
be paid in kiud, but must be paid in ready
agers. Tho paragraph referred to by me
Is in an extact from nn address by Rev
J-. G. Onckcu, of Germany, and refers to
some facts (not theories) of his experience
years ago, aud has nothing whatever to do
with the plans or principles of the A. B. U,
lou wv!l find it on paga 17 of tho linport
I sent you. (I sent tho same lo The Ah
I tTUoto again from your paper (No. 20)
"Some months since we Published the
declarations of Alexander Campbell lo the
same effect, made before a meeting of tho
Luion. lie said, 'none but immersiomsts
can unito in this work, and none but tliey
could do justice to the subjoct.' "
I havo examined the B. U. documents
from beginning to end since seeing this
statement, 111 search of the above, but ean
find nothing of the kind in their publica
tions. And until it is shown lo me, I
must say that I have very serious doubts as
to its truth. I do not endorse A. Camn-
bell's peculiar views on somo subjects, by
any means, yet I scorn to put words into
his mouth that he never uttered. I should
consider it both unjust to him, anddishon
orable in mo. Truth needs uo such means
for her support. And how any man pro
fessing to bo a Christian can utter such pul
pable, wilful, deliberate, and unqualified
falsehoods, nud how a Christian minister
and editor can consistently publish such
disputed assertions without being thor
oughly satisfied of their truth, is indeed
Proceedings In Congress Casks Elected
Washington, Feb. 2
House. Mr. Smith, of Tennessee, sui
tn ut lie had heretofore voted against the
plurality rule, but as yesterday's vote iudi
catedsomo chance of an election of Speak
er of sound national views, he now offered
a resolution for (he adoption of that rule.
The House, by ten majority, refused to
lay the resolution on the table.
Tho resolution wns then adopted, by
vote of 113 against 104.
Mr. Orr then unconditionally withdrew
his name as tho democratic candidate, there
being now a probability that greater
strength can be concentrated upon his col
league, Mr. Aiken.
Mr. Boyce moved to rescind the motion
This motion was tabled 117 to 101.
Mr. Jones of Tenn., referring to tho terms
of the resolution that if there is no election
by a majority in the next three trials, the
candidate receiving the highest vote on the
fourth be elected Speaker, remarked that
tho Republicans were prepared for the con
test, and moved an adjournment till Mon
day, to givo tho other parties an opportunity
to arrange their plans. Disagreed to 84
Impatient cries of "Call tho roll."
Mr. Walker of Ala., moved to rescind the
lurality resolution. Decided out of rule
by 45 majority.
Mr. Paine of N. C. moved an adjourn
ment refu'ed. lie then made au ineffect
ual motion to rescind the plurality rule.
The Mouso proceeded to vote. Banks,
102 ; Aiken, 03 ; Fuller, 14. Barclay and
Hickman of l'a., Democrats, voted for Wells
of Wis. ; and Dunn of Indiana, Harrison,
Moore nnd Scott of Ohio, for Campbell of
Ohio. Necessary to a choice, 108.
The second vote, except that Fuller lost
one, was the same as the first. The third
samo as second, except that Aiken lost one.
Mr, Fuller of Pa., repeated what ho had
said on two former occasions, viz : that he
was not and did not desire to be a candidate.
One hundred and thirty votes had satisfied
Im he was not the choice of a majority of
the House, and on no other terms would he
consent to lake the position.
Mr. Barclay, ol Pa., remarked that he
had been averse to anything like a coalition
with Know Nothingism, whether it came
from the North or the South. He asked
Mr. Aiken whether he stood on Democratic
Caucus platform, or whether he Lad not
written a letter to Humphrey Marshall,
makiug pledges to the Southern wing of
ihe K. N.'s.
Mr. Aiken. I am not a candidate for
the Speakership. If my friends think prop-
Messrs. Puine of N. C, nnd Liudley of of the Pacific ocean. As military onora-
Missouri, voted for Mr. Aiken, knowing lions depend in a great decrco upou rapidity
him to be a national man. I and certainty of movement than unon anv
Mr. Smith of Ala., voted for Mr. Aikeu other circumstance, the introduction of rail-
under protost. Other gentleman vainly way transportation has greatly improved
sought to mako explanations. the means of defending our Atlantic aud
The greatest coufusion existing, several inland frontiers ; and to givo us n senso of
members changed their vote, and were security from attack upou the most exposed
greeteu with applauso lor so doing. Im- portion orour territory, it is requisite that
patient cries, "Announce tho vote," "An- llc facility of railroad transportation should
nounce the vote." bo extended to tho Pacific coast. Wnra
Tho lobbies were crowded to suffocation, such a road completed, our Pacific coast,
and tho excitement was increased by the instead of being further removed iu time,
startling cry that a boy was being crushed and less accessiblo to us than an enomy
to death by the pressure iu tho galleries. would be brougbt within a few days of easy
He was extricated, and calls for the vote communication, and tho cost of supply iug
were again made. an army there instead of being mau y times
The clerk thou read tho voto as follows : greater to us lhan to him, would bo about
133d ballot Banks,103 : Aiken, 100 ; equal. Wo would be relieved of the no
Fullor, 0; Campbell, of Ohio, 4; Wells, ccccssity of accumulating largo supplies ou
l. Wr. Uenson, 0110 of tho tellers, then that coast, to wasto perhaps through lone
declared that Air. Uanks was elected Speak- years of peace, and we could 'feel entire
CT. confidence that let unr mmn. i Iiimi nnil
with whom it may, beforo a hostile exno-
Jefferson Davis and tUa VaclOe ttallroad. dition ennld rennl. ll,i rvnnc.l fmi;.
: From the annual report of the Secretary amplo forco could bo placed ihero to remO
of War wo extract the following laudable any attempt at invasion.
remarks upon the necessity for tho con- From the results of the surveys nutbor-
struction of tho Pacific Railroad : jzed bv Con.rross. w ,!..,!,. " .1..
Iu tho first years of a war with any great assurance that tho work is practicable, and
maritime power, the communication by sea may dismiss tho apprehensions which pre-
could not be relied upon for tho transporta- viously wc could not but entertain as to the
tion of supplies from the Atlantic to the Pa- possibility of defending our Pacific territory
cific States. Our naval peace establish- through a long war with a powerful inara-
mcnt would not furnish adequate convoys timo enemy.
for the number of storcslu'ps which it would The judgment which may bo formed ns
be necessary to employ, and storeships to the prospect of its completion, must con
alone, laden with supplies, could not un. trol our future plans for the military defence
dortake a voyage of 20,000 miles, passing of that frontier, and any plan for the pur
numerous neutral ports, whero an onomy's pose which should leave that consideration
armed vessels, even of tho smallest size, out of view would bo as imperfect as if it
might lie- in wait to intercept them. should disregard ull thoso other resources
Tho only lino of communication, then, with which commerce and art aid tho ope-
would ba ovorland, aud by this it would be ration of armies.
mpracticablo with any means heretofore Whcthor wo shall depend on private
used, to furnish tho amount of supplies re- capital and enterprise alone for the early
quired for the dufenco of tho Pacific coast, establishment of railroad communication,
At tho present prices over tho best part of or shall promote its construction by such
ho route, thu expense of lend transporta- aid as tho General Government may con-
lion alone for tho annual supplies of provi- slitulionully givo ; whether we shall rely
sions, clothing, camp equipage, and ammu- upon tho contiuuanco of pence, until the
niliou for such an army as it would be ne- increaso of tho population and resourcosof
ccssnry to maintain there, would exceed tho Pacific States shall render them iudo-
820,000,000; tho land transportation of pendent of aid from thoso of tho Atlantic
each field 12 pounder, with a due supply of slope and Mississippi valley; or whether we
ammunition foroueyear, would cost f 2,500! ahull adopt tho extensive system of defciico
of each 24 pounder and ammunition, $9000; abovo referred to, aro questions of public
and of a sea-coast gun and ammunition, policy which belong to Congress to decide.
LATE FROM EUROPE.
Tho Austrian l'eiw-o PrujMMal Ac
cepted by Kiwaiu.
By tho arrival of ihe Arabia at Boston
on Fob. 3d, wo havo dates from Liverpool
to Jan. J0;b.oiie week later.
The most important intelligence is tha
alleged accopianco by Russia of the Aus
trian proposals, and the prospects of tn
early peace. We publish below all that
pertains to this portion of the news. The
latest Information upon the subject i given
iu an article from the Loudon Timet, which
says tho preliminaries of peace have UkiI
signed between Count Valentine L!tcrhsy
aud Count Nesulrodo
Tho following telegraphic dwpntch ap
peered In tho evening edition of tho Lou
don 7Vmr, Jan. I7ihl
"Vienna, Wednesday 10K Russirt
has unconditionally accepted the prooi.
tion of the Allies.' This ii authentic."
Tho London Pott, third edition, of tho
same day, publishes the following !
"Her Majesty's Government have re
ceived the following telegraphic despatch
from Sir Hamiltou Seymour I
'Tho Russian Government accepts tha
Austrian proposals as a basis for m-golia
$12,000. Tho transportation of ammuni
tion for a year for 1000 sea coast guns,
would cost 8100,000. But the expenses
of transportation would bo Vastly increased
by war, and at tho rates that were paid on
Beyond tho direct employment of such a
road for military purposes, it has other re
lations to all the great interests of our con
federacy political commercial nnd social
the prosperity of which cssentiully contri-
the Northern frontier during the last war butes to the common defence. Of theso it
with Great Britain, the above estimates is not my purpose to treat, further than to
would be ta-blcd. The time required for point to tho additional resources which it
the overland journey would be from four to would develope, and (he increaso of popu
six months. In point of fact however, sun- lation which must attend upon civing such
plies for such an army could not be trans.
ported across the continent. On the arid
and barren bells to be crossed, the limited
quantities of water and grass would soon
be exhausted by the numerous draught an
imals required for heavy trains, and over
such distances forage could not be carried
for their subsistence. On the other hand,
the enemy would send out Lis supplies at
from one-seventh tho abevc rates, and in
less time, perhaps in one. fourth the time, if
he should obtain command of the Isthmus
Any reliance, therefore, upon finishing
that part of our fronter with means of de
fence from the Atlantic and interior States,
after the commenccmentofhostililies, would
be vain ; and the uext resource would be to
accumulate there such an amount of stores
I and supplies as wouM suffice during the
facility of communication to a country so
templing to en tei prise, much of which, hav
ing most valuable products, is beyond reach
The Army. Our little army consists
of 15,752 officers and men; thu authorized
force is 17,867. Enlistments for tho yeur
ending Sept. 30, amounted to 10,546.
Upwards of 20,000 persons who offered to
enlist wnre rcjetced in consequence of mi
nority and other unfitness. The troops are
distributed on the frontiers, and aro kept
actively employed. The report recom
mends a careful revision of the laws regu
lating rank and command. An increase of
the Medical corps Is recommended ; and
five additional military storekeepers are
0" Commodore Morris died lately.
A telegraphic despatch from Paris, duted
Jan. 17, says I
'It wns officially announced this day nt
the Bourse that Russia had accepted the
Austrian ultimatum, put ct limpte."
Dispatcher have been received which
confirm this statement.
Tho Hamburg correspondent of tho Lon
don Daily Neiei telegraphed on tho eve
ning of Jan. 10th 1 "A dispatch received
from Dresden aunounccs that an oxtra sup
plement of the official journal of Dresden
has Loon published, in which it states, on
reliable authority, that Russia has accepted
unconditionally tho Austrian proposals.''
The Berlin correspondent of tho Morn
ing Chronicle telegraphed on the 17th of
January : "The version currcut bore, and
confirmed by accounts from tho whole of
Germany, of the ltussian reply to tho Aus
trian propositions, Is very different from
that published In Loudon."
Tho language of the Russfan reply is
wonderfully conciliatory, and seems lo ren
der impossible anything but a result iu
The Black Sua is to be exclusively com
mercial, and Russia conschts to theorcctiou
of tho Duuubian Principalities into on in
dependent State, under the suzerainty of
Following the example of Moldavia, we
learn by way of Vienna that the Hospodar
of Wallachia has announced the intontioii
of emancipating tho serfs in that Princi
The following are further telegraphic
Dresden, Thursday. Tho Dresden
Journal has just published a Supplement
announcing that the following information
has been received from Vienna from an
authentic sourco 1
"Russia has accepted tho Austrian prop
osition of ponce."
Brussels, Thursday. Prussia has used
all her influence with the Cabinet of St. Pe
tersburg to induce tho latter to accept
peace It is impossible to conceive that
Russia can close her cars to the advico of
BEni.iN, Thursday. It is known posi
tively that tho terms employed in the ltus
sian counter propositions on tho subject of
the neutralization of the Black Sea, and
the suppression of warlike arsenals on that
sea, imply the preservation of NicolalefT.
It is also said that the number of vessels
to bo kept afloat in the Black Sen will be
settled, not only with a view to their acU
ing as the police of thoso waters, but also
for the protection of the coasts aud tho pre
vcnlion of the Circassian slnvo trade.
The correspondent of the London Chron
icle, Writing from Paris Jan. 17, says :
"Even now, we must recollect that it is
impossible that Russia can have contented
to allow the Allies to dictate tho terms of
peace. No man of sense or spirit but must
feel that Russia is in uo way or meatiiug
reduced to that point. Success, doubtless,
has, to a Very considerable extent, crowned
the arms of the Western Powers, but they
aro a long way off having humbled Itussia
to the extent come thoughtless vaporers
Wellington and the Volunteer.
Out of the many stories told of the Duke of
Wellington, there is one which applies to
those climbing heroes so aptly that we can'
not forbear repeating it.
A young gentleman of family appeared
on the field of Waterloo as an amateur, and
by dint of great perscrverance, and expos
ing his life very recklessly, contrived to at
tract the attention of Wellington. Some
years after, this gentleman challenged tbo
memory of the heroe with the fact, and ap
peared to take to himself great credit for
the reckless exploit. "True, true, said the
Duke, I remember you perfectly well ; and
I tho't at the time wluit a precious fool you
iccre to be there at all !"