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SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 1850.
Arrival tae Mall.
The steamer Columbia reached Portland
pp last Monday. .Through Wells, Fargo
St Co.' Express, we waived a auppljr of
California and Stntei papers.
W ara also under obligations to J. W.
Sullivan, of San Francisco, for papers and
' riMr la OtmeaHy.
" Passengers by the Columbia state that
a aha touched at Port Orford Lieut. Mo
Feely came on board, and reported thai
Capt. Smith, who had gono up Rogue River
ai an escort to Gen. Pulmor, bad been for
several days In the vicinity of a strong In.
dian force, somewhere near the Big Bend
of Rogue River, trying to treat with the
Indian! ; that after various "talka" with
the Indian, the red skins pitched into the
peace maker," killing 12 and wounding
some others. The Indiana made the at
tack in the night. -' 1 '
On last Saturday Mr. R. P. Whittin
lipped from the rocks, and fi ll into the
river immediately below the falls on the
Linn city side while fishing. He was al
most iinmediaiely swallowed up in the boil
ing flood. Tho body has not yet been
recovered. He left a wife and three email
children In almost destitute circumstances.
The citizen of thia vicinity deserve much
credit fir their liberal, contributione in the
way of making provision for the comfort
of the family. The widow'a Cod and the
nrnlmn'n Father will bless them in their
OiT 8. A. Rico of Jacksonville, writes to
ui that "report saya rich diggins bave been
atruck in the vicinity of Jacksonville ; if so
we shall probably have a change for the
better. 'So mole it be.' Many of the
companies of the volunteers are about being
disbanded, whether tho war is about being
brought to a close is more than I know.
OCT Tho tone of the States papers In re
lation to the war in Oregon, seems to have
chanced considerably of lato. Sinco the
news reached there of the slaughter at the
Cascades, even the Tribune thinks we are
''in a deplorable condition, and need help.'
OCrCov. Stevens left Portland last Tburs
. day morning for the Dulles. Ono of the
lujiun Chiefs had sent him a letter request
ing him to come up .immediately. From
what ho learns from that quarter, Gov.
Stevens fears there is imminent danger of
a union between the hostile tribes and the
Vrosa Haa Vraaclsco.
. Atlhe-limo the steamer left San Fran
c'ihco everything was yet unsettled, and so
ciety convulsed with the recent excitement.
Some ten thousand people had signed the
roll of the Vigilance Committeo, and
seemod determined to "put the gambler
and ballot-box stuflurs through,", notwith
standing Gov. Johnson had issued Lis proc
lamation ordering a disbanding of the Vig
ilance Committee. We notice, however,
from the lone of the Herald, which has
strenuously opposed tho "Committee," and
from other public demonstration, that the
tide begins to seta little in favor of a res
toration of ''law and order." Tho world-
renowned Yankee Sullivan had committed
suicide by opening a veiu in his arm with a
cute knife while he was a prisoner, in the
room of the Vigilance Committee. A num
bcr of other notorious blacklegs have been
banished from the country. A number of
false ballot boxes have been discovered, by
which these blacklegs have been enabled
. to control tho elections, and carry their
chosen candidates, .no matter how uianv
f votes may nave ooen civcn agaiust mem.
Society certainly has the right to roloive it
- ssolf of such nuisances. If possible it ought
to be dtine by stringent laws.
OCT Mr..John Beeson is now in this ci'y
lie lnfurm us ho left Rogue River through
fear of personal violence from some of the
volunteer who had threatened it, on no
' count of his course in reference to the war
tf Mr. J. 1. Crawford writes to us
that Mr. Murphy never gave him any other
reason for not supporting him than the fact
that he was in the convention which nomi
nateu the "ucinocratio ticket," and fill
bound to suppert the whole ticket. He
aayi that the '-land office influence" spoken
oi wis oiuy ins "inierence, and under
the excitement of the moment he probably
expressed himself "in more decided terms
than the facts warranted." We cheerfully
make the correction, although we stated
the facts just at ire yot them, and from the
manner ia which we gut them we felt jus
lifted in staling them in the way we did
03 The weather has settled down at
lat, after weeks of stormy wcailmr wilhnc-
camoimU snuklnne. rgetatioo was never
iu a more advance J condition at thieseason
since we bare been in the country. Spring
crops bid fur to "pan out" well.
C3Ye have devoted almost the whole
of our editorial space, to news and corres-
pondeuoe this week, and yet some commu
lii'-atirna arr croaded eu'.
DO F.. K. Anderson's iPO is received
an I or I f I.
Ir.jer,-S -ttO Maltaek, 282 Holtood, 235
Hlirkwesllier, 348 Hatch, 167
413 " TVWllock, 167
SC3 Dryant, 233
Judge of Probate.
Treasurer. "' " "
Tbos.Julnin,3J9 Pop, 216
Beattie, . 330 Hrock, 1SB Bcaiienng i
School Superintendent. " '
W.C.Joliiwn,278 i.V. Pil,288
310 Campbell, 47
SSS . . ' , Dement, 243
289 Reynolds, 211
Seat of Government.
297 Eugene City,
132 Corvallis, .
Oregon City, 17 Caneuiah,
Steamer Iloosier, 3 Dalles,
Milwaukie. 4 Clackamas City,
Potter's Grove, 1 Forks Willamette, 1
Top of Mount Hood, .1
L. F. Grover, 680 John Denny, 380
Wm. Ilarpole, 042 J. U. Crawford, 347
Jacob Cousor, C94 Benj. Cleaver, 324
E. J. Ilardiuc. 000 T.B.Rickey, 280
N. A. Connoyer, 089 E. N. Cooke, 310
C.N.Terry, 579 J.M.Garrison,156
Oliver Pickard. 591 Wm. Frnzer, 290
F. E. Eldrid-'o. 541 F.Coonse, 288
Jas. Strang, ,., 023 W.C.Griswold, 178
G.K.Shiel, 028 S.Miller, dem., 270
R. C. Geer was elected Lieut. Colonel,
Paul Darst and Jacob Woodsides Majors,
. Seat of Government.
Salem, ., 904 Corvallis, . 10
Portland, 35 Eugene City, 24
Top or Mount llpod,
Councilman, Col.N. Ford, democrat, 204,
II. N. V. Holmes, locofoco, 202. Rep., A
J. Welch, 348. Joint Rep., W. W. Walk
er, 394. County Com., A C R Shaw, 209,
Solomon Shelton, 101. Public Adm.,
B Savery, 244. Auditor, L Heath, 305,
Sheriff, M. Shelton, 200 ; David Caspar,
22. Treasurer, J. II. Lewis, 339. Sea!
f Government Corvallis, 404 ; Salem
117; Astoria, 1; Portland, 0; Eugene
City, 23; Buena Vista, 0.
Tillamook, which belongs to the council
and representative districts, not heard from
In Wasco county W. II. Fauntlcrey,
dcm., is elected to tho Legislature.
Lane and Douglas havo elected demo
In Umpqua, Undorwood, Whig, is elect-
In Jackson, Smith and Miller, democrats,
are elected as Representative. :
Thus far six opposition members have
been elected to the House, and one to the
Linn Countv. Wo have no returns
from Linn, but it is rumored that Delusion
Smith gut a bare majority in the county,
but was defeated by the Volunteer vote,
which was almost unanimously cast
Hrt of Government.
It Is supposed, so faros tho returns havo
came in, that the contest in October, for
the Seat of Government, will lie between
Eugono City and Corvallis. The . latter
laco has over 2,000 votes, while Eugene
City has about 1,700 and Salem 1,500.
Tho whole returns may vary the result, but
it it hardly probable. The people seem
to bo indilforent as to the place, and there
will be a fine chance to effect something by
The last steamer brings cheoring news
from the San Francisco markets' Oregon
City flour is quoted at $13 25 per bbl. ;
Oats $162 per bush.; Potatoes $2 70
Mar to Please.
The last Orrgoniarx charges that every
paper in Oregon, except the Standard and
itself published the returns on State Gov
ernment without making the correction in
regard to the vote of Multnomah. The
last Statesman belches up about three
"slickfuU"of filth at us because we touk
particular pains to note the "mistake.'1
XT Uro. Mattoon says we call the pub
lishers of the Advocate "rummies." We
never did so. We asked bro. Mattoon. be
fore he started the Expositor, if he thought
he could make the old type of the States
man tell the truth. I le said ho thought he
could; but we see that in spite of all his
"fasting and prayers" the type has got at
its old tricks.
The lit Advocate comes directed "Kar.
putt alias Argus," about as polite a way of
showing a little spleen, as the cutting offtlie
tail or our eat would be.
OCT The Standard and Statesman are
still sawing each other's legs oil The
SUindanl complains that the Statetman
has not "e whaaged" for three months.
OCT We bave seld the balance of those
Temperance tickets to Mr. Whithxk.
tnr Tha followlne aro the officers of lbs
Grand Lodge of Anciont Free and Accepted
Masons of the Territory of Uregon, ciecieu
for the ensuing year : ;
A. M. Bf.i.t, W. G. M. v
Ben;. Stark, D. G. M.
Dr. Bavlet, J. O. W.
Ralni Wilcox, G. T.
Caldwell, G. S.
CO" We henr thai since the death of A.
J. Hcmbree, Dr. Mcltecny has been chosen
chairman of the Pacilio Telegraph Com-
Vrom tbe Month.
j , Jackson Co., O.T., June 1.
Friend, Adams Believing that a few
line from the South would be interesting to
many of jour valley readers, I will etidoav.
or in as brief a manner as possible to give
you a few items of the day. . ,. , ,
Our situation at present in regard losate-
ty from Indian depredations is critical in
deed. The volunteers ate nil, or very near
ly all, disbanded, ond the country lefi in a
perilous condition. . What will become oi
us, Heaven only knows, wneiuer me
citizens can maintain their foothold in the
country, is a question which lime alone
can determine. The Indians, so far from
being whipped, are doubly insolent, since
the late unsuccessful attack at the Meadows,
which was a perfect failure on our part.
The report that 30 or 40 Iudians were kill
ed and wounded is all bogus, gotten up to
gull the "simple-minded."
No one in this section attributes tue fail
ure to tho volutitecrs. Having been cen
sured on former occasions, they seemed de
termined thia time to make clean work ;
which they no doubt would bave done, if
Gen. Lamorick had not been thero. Tho
volunteers aro loud and strong in their de
nunciations of the course pursued by the
General. Such is the fueling at present
that it would be impossible to reorganize a
volunteer corps under him. There is only
a small force yet in the field, who hold tbe
ground at tho Meadows, not more perhaps
than 100 men. The regulars are yet some
where ou the coast or on their way up
Rogue River. In regard to their late move
ments wo are not posted up, but the coun
try generally expects nothing from them in
the nay of Iudian fighting. We hear of
several pack trains in the Illiuois valley,
loaded with goods, ammunition, Ac, una
ble to get an escort to guard them on to
their destination. Old John wants the am
munition in particular, and it is generally
feared that he will get his requisition in
beforo any one else. When the few re
maining volunteers shall have been dis
b inded, which will be the case as soon as
their term of servico expires, if the regu
lars do not come up and act promptly, the
farming nnJ mining iutureste, limited as
they are, will be suspended, and people
will seek safety in bodies sufficiently large
to defend themselves, or ovacuato the coun-
In regard to the war, it ought to be pros
ecuted to a successful termination, and the
interests oftlio people should not be saori-
ficcd to gratify political ambition. That
tho latter has been done, is too true, and
deeply do wo feci it. If politics had been
unknown in the management of this war,
mid had been looked upon as it ought to be,
(secondary to the interests of the people,)
ere this the war would havo been success
fully terminated ; but so fur from witness.
ing such glorious results, nothing but
gloomy forebodings o'ershudow us, end the
prospect of a lasting peace seems farther
otT than it did six months ago, and the in
nocent women and children that may yet
bo butchered will add to the account that
already hangs heavy over the heads of tome
of the political functionaries who rule with
a rod of iron the destinios of this devoted
country. There will be a day of reckon
ing, aud a just retribution will in due time
he meted out to them.
I have been familiar with all the short
turns they have taken to carry out their
nefarious schemos of partisan policy, to the
great detriment of the public good, and
at no distant day some of the deeds of dark
ncss may come to light ; but it becomes us
to refrain at the present time, at least until
our acceuuta aro audited ot Washington,
or an appropriation shall be made, to save
tho country from bankruptcy, to pay the
volunteer (in part, at least,) for his nriva
lion and suffering under all the adverse cir
cumstances that bail management could
throw around him, and also the farmers of
our valley who have so liberally furnished
supplies. Our cause is a noble one it is
a struggle for our homes and our firesides.
and not, as has been slanderously reported
of us. a disposition to exterminate the In
dians. If the latter should be the final re
suit, it will be but the common issue of war,
Notwithstanding the dangers that threat
en us, the political parties have held their
conventions and made their nominations,
and the election of all the civil officers is to
take place. Hut there is not as much en
thiiiiasm manifested as on other occasions
The spring has been unusually wet.
Notwithstanding the grasshoppers are very
numerous and threaten to do considerable
mischief, the crops, though limited, look
very promising. If there should be an in
flux of peoplo into the mining districts this
Ml and winter, there will be a scarcity
bread, unless it is brought from abroad.
Bat unless the Indian difficulties are sun
pressed before that time, there will be more
people leave the country th.m will come
into i!. At pre? 'lit we b!ievc there i an
abundant supply of bread to last until har
vest. Flour is worth 84 p'r hundred, and
beef 10 cents n pound, on foot 12 and 15,
at retail. You. A Sbttlei.
- McMinnvili.r, Juno 7, 1850.
Wr. W.L. -Mums-Dear Sib: While
others are enjoyiug "the good things of tho
world" in tho way of merriment, would it
not be an act of ingratitude on my part to
withhold it from you, my old friend and ac
quaintance! ' While you ond all the zeal
ous advocutes of a prohibitory liquor law
are wasting time and strength iu ponning
long articles on the evils of intemperance;
and ferreting out tho most effective means
of suppressing the liquor traflio, whether
in the form of a direct prohibition or oth
erwise, another more powerful and effectu
al ognucy lies hidden from tho publioeyo,
which in one case at least has hacn lr'
uinphant.. But without holding you in
suspense any longer, I will tell you the
story. When the littlo town of McMinn
ville was first laid out, in order to hold out
an inducement to auch as might wish to lo
cato, W. T. Newby, the proprietor, pro
posed, in consideration of the erection of a
house upon the premises within a specified
time, to deed two lots to any person who
might wish to settle there, providing the
sottler would give bond for the forfeiture
of the house and all its appurteuances, in
case Lo or any other person or persons
manufactured or sold any spirituous or in
toxicating liquors upon the promises. A nd
in view of this considcrarion one Solomon
Benrv, of German extraction and peddling
notoriety, made application, entered into
the agreement, speedily erected a house,
and commenced tbe mercantile business
like a true descendant of Abraham on a
saving scale, making long and loud preten
sions to tho most consistent temperate hnb
iU, and at every opportunity heaping un
qualified abuse upon any and every person
who would condescend to engage in the
disposition of (he 'orator," either as a deal
er or consumor; devoutly thanking his
"stars" he was clear of the "vile stuff,"
(for he had previously been engaged in the
traffic,) swearing that he never again
would have anything to do with it. But
alusl hit penitence was of short duration
Those money-loving, liquor-vending habits
that had characterized his former life had
made too deep au impression to bo erased
and forgotten in a moment. In proof of
which, but two months had elapsed after
he commenced business until a large iron
hooped barrel, of dimensions sufficient to
contain thirty or forty gallons, wilh no per
ceptible marks or brands, was heaved
ashore at Dayton, from the crowded deck
of the famous steamer Iloosier. On being
uizzed respecting its contents, as it was
being placed upon tho means of convey
ance to the place of destination, he calmly
replied that it was a barrel of oil purchased
for the use of the mills of Newby and Co.
But a monster of that size and character
could not long remain hidden 1 Company
of a peculiar kind soon began to hang
around the shop, and despite the binding
admonitions of the obligation and in view
of the forfeiture of his word, his house and
lot and his honor, he yilded to the tempta
tion, sold tho whisky, and pocketed the
money, congratulating himself with the
prospect of keeping 'his smuggling in pro
found secrecy. But somehow, as luck
would have it, the seoret leaked out and
went to the cars of the town proprietor,
who fell aboard of his highness, and gave
him a regular raking down, telling him that
if he was ever caught again the stipuliv
lions of the bond should be executed, and
he, together with his goods, thrown into
the street. Whereupon, seeing that he
couldn't safely sell to the public, he wisely
concluded to drink it himself, and accord
ingly guzzled down such a quantity as diz
lied his brain, which by the by never was
any too clear, and sent him staggering
down to the mill, where he spent the great
er portion of the night in carousing about
under the influence of Bacchus. But on
getting somewhat dry between midnight
mid day, he toddled back to his shop to 'wet
his whistle,' when lo aud behold I some
fellow had crept under the floor with an au
ger during his absence and bored a boh
through the plunks and into the bottom of
the barrel, and the last drop of his whisky
had run out, leaving none to stay his languid
frame. The story is told the whisky is
gone, and evory body rejoices nt his calam
ity. And now, my friend, if you can de
viso any means more effectual in ridding
the country of this its wors' enemy than
the one resorted to at this place, please pass
itaround. lours, &c, G.L.W.
.uexico. j. ne country was in a more
peaceful slate, and communication between
the capital and other places was uninter
rupted. Tamariz had escaped in disguise
on board the English war ship Penelope
The church property had been finally seiz
ed by the military, the Bishop having refu
sed to surrender it up. It is said that he
had previously offered President Comonfort
1000,000 to have the decree of confiscation
Cv" Theodore Ferry says in the Prai
rie Farmer that he sowed one bushel and
a half of salt per acre upon one half of a
ten acre field, jost after seeding it
spring wheat, and the result was that the
salted portion was ready for reaping fire
days earlier than the unsalted portion, and
not a particle of rut, scab, or smut could
be found, and ihe increase ef crop he esti
mated at five bushels per aero.
mFORTAVI tfton si....
Threatf ed Keaewal of US Wi-
IsSc.rr-poaJ.uce of lb. N. Y. VM, Jmrn.
. LawbencR, April 20.
There is no day of rest for Kansas. A
new excitemeat ha. sprung up, which
nrnmises to result in serious consequences.
In order to convey a correct idea of the state
of Kansas, it will be necessary to speak ol
some of the occurrences of the past few days.
SHKtllFF JONES ATTEMPTS TO ARREST WOOD.
Yesterday, about 4 o'clock in the after
noon, our town was mildewy urpr.u o,
tho news thntSheriff(!)o " lown
trying to arrest Wood ; that a fight was
expected, Ac. Rut before, we could roach
the snot where the occurence took place,
Joues had vamosed, running his horse to
wards Lecompton. I won learned the
wholo case, as follows: ,
As Mr. Wood wns silting quietly in the
office of a brother attorney, Mr.' Jones en-
teicd with two of his frlcuds from Lecomp
ion, constituting what ho terms his posse.
After the common-idace salutations, Jones
said to Wood, "You are my prisoner J
have a warrant for you," to which Wood
seemed quite indifforent, and cooly respond
ed, "I guess not." "Yes, I have," said Junes
and then he read to him the warrant, which
was the' same one he has carried in his
pocket the last four months, issued by Jus
tice Iluirh Cameron 'for aiding in the rescue
of Branson. On hearing it, Mr. Wood said
ho wauled a copy of it, and requested the
privilege of going to his house to copy it,
promising that he would return in fifteen
minutes. Jones refused to either let him
have a copy of the warrant or to go to his
house. A flcr somo further conversation of
a similar character, Mr. Wood started to
walkout... At this, Jouos seized hold of
him, and said he could not go, for he was
his prisoner. Wood continued to work
himself along towards the door, while Jones
held him by the collar, until, before Jones
was aware of it, they were both outside, in
the street. By this time a crowd had gath
ered around "lo see the fun," and among
them wore a largo numberof the Ohio boys,
w ho came out with Wood.
JONES THREATENS VENUEANCK,
Jones seemed greatly excited and called
to the crowd to "help," but as he had not
topi them which party to help, some who
stood nearest interfered and prevented any
violence, by separating the parlies. As
Wood was walking towards his house he
came in contact wilh Jones again, a few
minutes afterwards, when he used violent
threuls and was feeling about his bell for
his pis'ol, but before he could find it some
one of i lie crowd drew it from him, and he
has been unable to find it Uno. This
makes two pistols and one coat Jones has
lost in this town when engagod in similar
business. : After Wood had gone to his
house Jones remarked that he would arrest
him even if it cost every life in Lawrence.
He then rode off with his poise, as before
stated, towards Lecompton.
. JONES FALSEHOODS.
It is ascertained that hu went there and
told his accomplices that he had been to
Lawrence to arrest Wood for stealing some
legal papers during the last session of the
Court at Trcutnsch, and that he went aa
Uuited States Marshal with a District Court
process. lie further told them that Robin
son aud Reeder had returned and are mak
ing public speeches, urging the people to
resist the laws and inciting them to violence
and rebellion, all of which is basely false.
Lecompton is head-quarters of the Pro-Sla
very inquisition, and they receive a large
hare of the Southern emigration. As
might be expected, thnre was no little ex
citcmeut on hearing Jones' story of his abus
cs at Lawrence,
we are satistiea iiom several circum
stances that they held a consultation in
which Oliver Whitfield, Shannon tc Co.,
were tho principal advisers for the purpose
of carry ing out the programme, and if pos-
sibte. make soma capital out ot tlie allair,
while this Committee were ou the verge of
an examination. ' We know nothing furth
er of their movements, but expected to see
more of Jones from tho manner in which
he left yesterday. -
About noon to-day he rode into town
again, with a posse of some fifteen, one of
whom is a resident of Lexington, Mo., and
another was the leading member of the
Shawnee Legislature. Quite contrary to
my views of propriety or personal merit,
our people gathered around themrow cu
riosity merely, and nothing more, for many
of the "bloods" are fond of making fun of
the position rather than the man, whenever
Jones is present, as Sheriff of Douglas
County, and "joke upon facts" in a manner
not at all pleasant to him. He soon called
about twenty of our resident citizens, whom
ho recognized by name, and told them lie
wished them to constitute his posse, with
thoso he had taken with hire ; and then,
without giving any notice of the person he
wished to arrest, or the character of his
offence, or the authority by which he acted.
he stepped up to a young man named
.Monroe, and told him he was his prisoner.
At this Monroe seemed indignant, and
threw off his coat and dared Jones to mo
lest him, saying he would ask for no aid
from the crowd.- Jones drew his revolr
and still Monroe challenged him to "pitch
in," although he was unarmed. By some
means Jones left him it would be cruel to
say it was owing to his cowardice-and
. turned npon Mr. T.ipp;in-th cjrr.HjHm.
denlof lh fit, Louis Dftievra cilllhaj
. .! . ' ' tv . ..... -. .1.'. I '
him ins pruoner. ipian n v ucgait
to revolve hi fists, telling Jones that he
stood in nofenrof him. 1'he ehnnce seem
ed excellent for a fist fight for a while; bus
without interference or the least outward
attempt to rescue, Jones walked away iui
au office near by, In company with Lie at
letidnnts. Soon uftcr, o few of oor proml.
nent men were admitted to learn lha char
acter of the charges alleged, anil of the au
thority he was recoguizwg. He stated its
them freely, and manifested some pride In
making it emphatic, that he came here un
der authority given liim by the Territorial
twi, with a warrant Issued by Mr. Com-
m r T It, . . .1 I r . o
eron lor O. a. "oou auu ir. jjunroe, aoo)
wilh n warrant given by Justice Crane for
Mr. Tnppnn, and several others,or reteu.
ing Mr. Wood from hhn yesterday. H
stated that ho should arrest them all, and if
his present force could not secure them, ha
would bring hero enough that would,. He
soon rode away again to Lecompton, and
led us to wonder what would come next.
So stands our case to night, and uplese I
nin arrainged in a bogus Court for contempt
of SlerifTs, I will write you again tomor
row, RANDOLPH. .
t'.ol, Urai.a far Uevermor.
St. Louis, April 23, 1856.
The Benton Democracy of this State
have nominated Col. Thos. II Benton for
Governor of Missouri, and Kelly of Holt
Co for Lieut. Governor. , lie Atchison
Democracy have nominated Trusteo Polk
for Governor, and made up the rest of tbe
ticket from other Ebo shins.
The Americans of Missouri have rati-
fied Filimore's nomination, and put up Gen.
Robert C. Ewing, of La Foyette, for Go.
emor, aud Wm. Newland of Hulls for Lieut.
The following dispatch reaches us from
the Washington Agency of the Associated
Pres9. We do not place much emphasis on
this sort of political gossip, but there are
many who like to read it ; to we let it
run. We think Buchanan is likely to be
beaten by a Pierce-Douglas coalition; but
he will show more strength than this dis
patch indicates. Ed. Tbib
Washington, Wedn'day, April 23, '50.
Political movements in various parts of
the Union excite considerable interest here.
So far as can be ascertained with regard to
the Democrats, Douglas is carrying nearly
the entire North west, and appears to be
the second choice in all the Southern States
where he is not the first clioio.
For the Vice Presidency, Howell Cobb
is said to be I he most prominent. All who
ore for either Pierce or Douglas for Presi
dent, are inflexibly against Buchanan.-
Many delegate's to the Democratiu Nation
al Convention fay a victory with a ' candi
date who is uoi an embodiment of l he Kan-sas-NYorrska
issue, would be worthless, -j
Buchaiiun has the support of Pennsylva
nia, JNcw Jersey and ftluryinnd, willi
strength in Micigan and New York. New
England is mostly for Pierce, and ihe South
mainly for either Douglas or Pierce. - It
mny bo stated in this connection that Pierce
claims a renominntion on the ground that
his course on the Kansas-Nebraska, and
other prominent questions, should be in
dorsed by tho Democracy ; and thai it any
man is taken from tho North it must, . in
justice, bo himself. ,
l'romment Democrnts, who have not re
signed the principle of availability, and who,
at this early period, look to compromise in
case of bitter conflicts regarding Nur'hern
candidates, have iu reserve Gen. Rusk of
On the Anti-Nebrnska side, Fremont,
since the publication of hit Kansas letter to
Kobinson, appears to bo shooting ahead.
Salmon P. Chase does not eeem to have
any ambition for Ihe candidacy ; while
McLean, Male, Hanks, bumner and Blair,
whose names havo been mentioned, are not
aspirants for tho nomination.
Liov. Seward s friends are quiet, but he
would rally a strong vote if he should ex
press a desire for the nomination. .Among
the lenders of the parry a general desire is
manifested to yield personal preferences to
whoever may ultimately be considered tho
most popular choice of the A nti-Nebraska
masses: but the friends of Fremont are
enthusiastic, and it is said they are evidently
increasing in numoers,
They contend that a new, young, vigo
rous party should have a new, younff and
vigorous candidate, and, therefore, insist
that one who has won his fame in other
fields than those of the warrior or the pol
itician, would have great strength before the
country, and would have no old prejudices
to weign mm iiown.
J' or tho V ice Presidency, araonsr the Re
publicans, M. H. Grinnell of New York,
Collomcr of Vermont, and Dayton of New
Jersey, aro talked of in case Fremont , it
Benton does not indorse the Free Slate
movement, and cannot, therefore, advocate
Fremont's nomination. But little is said in
this locality of Mr. Fillmore or his pros-
05" Mr. Henry Grinnell has just re
ceived a letterfrom Lady Franklin, in which "
she expresses a desire that Dr. Kane should
visit England, ' for the purpose of taking
charge ef another Arctio Expedition.' She
still hopes that some survivor of Sir John
Franklin may be found living among Es
quimaux, from whom might be obtained
the particulars of her husband's fate. She
proposes to fit out a propeller at her own
expense, and give the command to Dr.
Horrible Famine in Silesia.AJ
vices by the Arabia state that the dreadful
famine existing in some districts of Silesia
has been concealed as long at possible.
e German journals (not Prussian) . are
'as speaking of it. Child murder ha
bee001 common from sheer starvation.
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