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W. L. SHAHS, SUITO AMI rSorSIKTO.
SATURDAY, AL'GL'ST 8, 185?
f5f W. Cio li siulinrltcd lo da any bus
iuam connected with T.. Argiu OiTke during my
Ueuc. Y. L. ADAMS.
X9 The last Issue of tlio caucus eov
crcignfy organ at Calcm contain a loiter
from F. U. Martin, In which wo nro told
that ho liaa clanged his piitieij!c, and is
jjst at tins particular data in favor of sla
very in Oregon. We have carefully read
hi communication, to sco, if possibly what
roaiens our old friend and n-iyh bor could
(Tcr as au excuse fur li is present position.
We have not been ablo o find a single rot
eon given, excepting a fa very poor
guesses, uch as, for instance, the one often
urged by pro-slavery men, thai it would
increaso Imm igration and etihsnco the
valuo of land. We can beat all audi
men puossinrr, sod wj have come to the
conclusion that with a free State land will
be worth from twenty ta fifty dollars an
awe ten years hence, whereas with slavery
seven dollars will be a high price. We
havo annlundauce of !olistici to bonr us
ont in our statement, while he ia not ablo
lo draw a single argument from any source
save a vory poor imagination. As a proof
tliat we can beat bun in guessing, we
might alo state ihe fact that eco your ago
in guessed that this cume Frnuk Martin
would be yelping for slavery iu jutst twelve
months from that date, while ht gcsod
that "he would bo stumping the Territory
for freedom, whenever the question camo
This man seems lo be moro under ilio
influonce of the moon llmo any person cf
his gender we have ever beeu acquainted
with. IJis changes in polities occur very
often, if not monthly. Two years ago,
Gov. Guinea, in a stump speech in Yamhill,
charged our o'd friend wiih wheeling
around so oficn that the hind part of his
unmentionables were much of the lime be.
foro. Three years ago, Mr. Martin aban
doned all political parties but the temper
ance party. IL. attended the temperance
convention in Lafayette, made a temper,
anco apeech, -and solemnly avowed his do.
torminnliou to " try to do some good the
balanco of his days." Our expectations
were fully roalizcd when a few months af
terwards he returned " like a dog 10 Lis
vemit," and like a sow tkut Lad been
washed lo his wallowing in the mire oi
black democracy. Then Lo thought the
free State democrats were tha " national"
men ; now Le thinks tho " negro worship,
crs" nro tho simon pure. Hy ilio time
the constitution is submitted, wo should
not bo surprised to sco him writing litters
to tho papers avowing his conversion to a
free State policy. At ull events if ho
should succeed in fastening slavery upon
Oregon, wo utter a prophecy right now,
and put it upon tho record, thnt ho, like
Ilachel wailing for her children, will be bo
moaning the evil ho has been instrumental
in producing, and will bo woiryinq the pa.
pers with aome grand project of emnucipa.
lion at tho expense of tho Stato iu Ir-ss
than three years.
Aa a Lait for tho poor editor upon whose
charity he relies for tho publication of hi
matter, iu spiking of the laU election, ho
"Every pro-slavery democrat aluck t.i
principlo wiih n bold front, standing firmly
on tho Territoiial platform of tho 13th of
, April, and will ever stand there, Jet what
Now, so fur as wo nro acquainted, the
great majority of t pro-slnvory domo
crnts" repudiated the S.ilem platform, such
for instance a Avory, nnd Smith of Che.
Lalom, with most of tho Occidental sub
soribers. We meau no disro.pect to friend Martin
1j drawing his daguerreotype nt full
'length. We know him lo bo a ood
Leurted man, with many nchlc impure,
and a moderato share of intelligence, bvt
ho is so perfectly wsntiW in stability, and
so liable lo be upsot end rolled over and
over by every wind of fulso doctrine that
comos along, wo have actually often looked
at him with sentiment of dorp pity for
Lis unfortunate organization.
"CimEitiNo. We learn from Col. Kel
sey that the pro-slavery cause in theooun
tics of Deuglass, Josephene and Jackson,
is sweeping everything Uforo il. He says
Hint changes are constantly-taking place,
ano init jucKion, Uoujlass and Lane are
sure to give largo majorities in favor of
slavery, lie nint with Gen. Lena wuiie
on his tour. Tho old General informed
him that he was fairly in the field on the
questiun, and should trive il a cordial up
port." Occidental Sfettengtr.
We havo no doubt that Col. Ivelsey and
Gen. Lane, when discusving tho third bottle
of g'of, fucceeded in satisfying each other
that the pro-slavery cauto was faiily
sweeping over tho South like wild fire.
When the votes come to bo counted, and
(hry find they havo not a majority in a
singlo county in tho Territory, wo am in.
clined lo think Jo Lane will be willing lo
sell out hi chances for tho U. S. Senate to
Col. Ki ley or friend T'VauIt very cheap,
W e have ever been satiified since the
return of Jo Lane lhat he was a "negro
worshiper," and intended to vote for slave.
ry but the free Stato democrats in most
of the counties could not be penuuded to
believe it. AVo doubt whether they will
beliere it now ; ond if Lane or nny other
pro-slavery locofoco should run for office
aa a "democrat," although Lis election
sliculJ much enhance tho danger of fas
telling slavery upon us, we have little
doubt but tho groat majority cf freo Slato
democrats would even
11 To hell's pcrdiu'vn
along with Jo Lane, under a pirate's flag
emblazoned with DEMOCRACY.
Wars aid RiBtn of Wart,
We have this week thought it best to
copy several items from the locofoco pa
per oi tins Territory, for tho purpose of
showing tho general muss that now exists
in the African family, and of exhibiting
specimens of locofoco literature. Wo
have not thought best to comment upon
these precious extracts for fuar that we
might be considered as having entered the
arena to take a hand in this family quarrel.
Our Oregon readers are sufficiently ac
quainted with tho character of these pa
pers to draw their own conclusions.
CT"A white man ouht not to nut
negro wool into his head to steal away Li
bruins." Portland Times.
Of course, not but then those roulat-
toes who joined in the locofoco procession
in Indianapolis, ought not to be blamed for
hniing "negro wool" on the outride of
their heads, when it came thero through
the agency of those black democrats who
claim to be " white men."
dftr Cnn. McCarver informs us that the
lurmpuiiut'iii in Washington Uity was
mistaken iu reference to his negotiating for
nogroes. He says ho has always been for
Ireciiem, nnd is now a free Slate man.
Taylor's Fkrrjt. Au-r. 3. isr7.
Kd. of Argus We are now clearing
out the Tualatin river cud the work is
John A. Taylor
We are pleased to learn lhat the Tuahv
tin improvement is now beyond the reach of
iloubt ns to its completion. Messrs. Pease
and Smith nro now building a nice stern
win-el boat at Meoro's mills, ar.d contract
ors are just entering upon their engage
mem to put in a good dum at that place
Mr. Moore has alrcudy giien tho chartered
company some four ncrcs of land near the
depot, and everything seems to bo
In i,i,i; .i.:. r it m
... ..V.U...U,, vj m,Sl .,lr. muoro ltiiorms us
t.ut a company of men talk of erecting
mimicry nt his place, for tho purpose of
smelting tho oro which has been discovered
m large quantities in the Chehalem moun
cd anJ lc politic, there is net one among
them moro assiduous and resolved than
thli same editor cf tho Advocate. Hum
In England, his canting heart is full of tho
law-enforced morality and palu and penal
ty religion, which characterize I he I'ng.
lith nation. lie is pregnant with a nu.
nitrous brood of ilio hatred prcgeny of an
united church and State which curse his
naiivolanJ. A correspondent writing lo
us says : 44 1 leo that you have been drawn
into a controversy with brother Frame.
Cry aloud, nnd sparo not. lie is tho le
gitimate descendant of ilio atcetic spawn
of holy cobblers lhat infentrd DuplnnJ in
the day of Crouiaoll." L'xajjktift Or-
OCT We havo no doult but the " cor
respondent" olludcd lo n Love, is Rev. Dtla
be dutinclly traced in every "souaro" of
it editorial columns eoar ribaldry, vl
tuperaiion and abate mark almost every
article in each weekly iiie. No attempt
is msdo to rconi!o differences conten
tion, strife and abuso seem lo bo tho meat
upon which it feeds,
J?3 A company of men from Yamhill
censisting of Dr. McDride, G. L. Woods,
James WooJj, Terry McCullough, aud
Ilcnry Moore, with ouo or two others,
pusiod through this city last Thursday, on
their way beyond ihe Cascade Mountains,
for the purpose of prospecting for gold on
the old " Meek' Cut-Otp ..j. Many
havo been ihe (lying reports and b-endarv
talcs about rich gold discoveries which
wero uuJo by soma of the La if famisheJ
immigrant who passed along that road in
1815. This company will Joad their ani
mals with tho piecioui iiinul, if those re
ports aro true, and thuy happen to prove
the truth of them themselves.
Portland, Aug. Oih, 1957.
AJ. vl circus ism ; A f.w 0r , :
this city havo been in doubts as to your
I'lwiiuu upon mo -iiee nnem miwi nn."
and I havo been requested to write to you
lo know whether you nre in favor of excluj.-
iuj nee negroes Iroiri among us or not.
lours, Ul.O IvAl.NTUCK.
If "Old Kaintuck," or any other citi-
tens of Portland, nro troubled with freo
negroes, wo refer them lo the City Council
tor rodrcss ot grievances. Wo should
lnpe, however, that tho City Council will
takJ no nctiou interfering with the ' free,
doiu of tho press."
D""We know Lov thick a nero'
skull i." Portland Timet.
Of course, you do. So doe the gentle
man who keeps tho " Titus Amlronicus."
03" The ((earners Commodore an J Re
public arrived at Portland on Tuesday
evening, bringing news from Xctr York to
tho Cthof July.
J. W. Sullivan, Well., To I Co..
anJ the American Kvprets fu:cLhid us
with liberal files cf paper;
In tho estimation of every intelligent
and cana'id rcador, who has any knowl
edge of thct history and character of Wes.
ley and Asbury, the editor of tho Slate,
man has succoeded in making himself ri.
diculous for his ignorance. Advocate.
If we are " ignorant," the ignoramus of
tho Advocato is not esnctly tho proper
man lo mstruct us. IIo has tho misfor
tune ol an inuiucrent education. A shoe
maker by trade, (now we trust ho will not
ueinagoiue on thii, and ay wo "sneer" at
shoemakers; wo conceive that shocmnk-
ing isjusl ns honorable as any omploymmt
just as honorable as practising law, med-
leine.or as preaching or editing,) he "took
up preaching, and converted himself in
to a clergyman of the ranting, " thunder
ing sound" sort, farther removed from tho
" harp of a thousand strings" order, in tho
passably correct use of tho English Ian-g-iage,
than in the display 0f thou"ht.
And what he losl in the absence or nc
Icct of early opportunities, is not supplied
by a general intelligence. The issues of
his paper nro frequently full of blunders,
nnd if ho was half as well informed as he
fancies he i, he would be enough so to
make hira aware of his own ignorance,"
anJ chary cf accusing others.
" two .Mormon emissaries were in town
last wcik. Wonder if ihey aro after
u-leet and t:irituult inOrt'-onl! 'Jhev
lectured on polygamy on Saturday Int.
Decent anil virtuous people should give
ttieni a thorough letting alone.
Wo copy the above from the hist Salem
Uirutinn Auvocntr-, italics and all. Now
tho editor of that paper, Uev.T. II. Fearne,
on thai Very baltirday on which the Mor.
mons lectured, (in tho Court room,) went
iuio a loom in me lower pari oi tlie liuiiu.
ing expresily lo listen lo tlii lecture on .o.
lygamy, anJ did Ibttn to it wiih the utmnot
interent, and denounced the lecturer as a
" hypocrito" and "servant of tho devil."
According to hisoirn ad vies to others, ho
is neither " accent or virtuous,"
" Do not ns soins unjrtcioui pajlon do,
onow in int tiltrp aud thorny way to hoavra,
Wh.Ut. Iiko a ull"d uud rtckiMn libvrUno,
IJinmlf ibo tiriin Mill cf daliiabt IrouLi.
AnJ Iim J i nut IU owa icwliioj."
Which is tho most "decent and virtu
ons, and winch is the mot munly, we ask
tho Advocate editor, if manliness can find
place in a heait habitually awry, to go
openly into the hall, and littun to a Mor.
mon lecture, or tneuk into an ndjaceut
room, and eaves drop ?
And then how came a clergyman, if his
thoughts were cliaito nnd pure, as a clcr-
gyruau's ought to be, to think und write of
" wiiif nnd spirituals" first, and on'y in
connection with Mormonimi I Mormon
ism has other fraturcs bemdes its polyga
my, and n pure mind need not neceitarilv
and would not think of that nlone, or first,
in considering it. It is seen und rend thnt
nature has emblazoned MmMialiiy upon ihe
Advocate editor's face; can it bo that it is
equally ns strongly infused into Lis com
position! Then, too, this ungenerous nnd obscene
"fling" nt the two Mormon preachers, is
highly characteristic cf its author, and
aptly illustrates his time-serving character.
The Mormons are a dcspied end hated
pcopio in Urcgon ; we suppose there is not
a person within the borders of the Ter
ritory who does not repudiate their Inith.
onu practices ; anil unless persecuted, they
aro not likely to make a single convert ;
therefore it is popular to awiil them, nnd
hence the editor of the Advocate docs si
I'tit wero they numerous in Oregon, yfd
becoming more so, the Advocato gdilor
would either ni.pl u l or bo ns fint ns
death concerning them, and iiflortanc
them to subscribe for his paper If hu
man nnturo has one feature inoo disgust
ing than nny other, it is that of time-serving
The Advocate editor will now call us n
"Mormon," probably. It would be in
keeping with his candor and honesty.
But he should be careful nnd not contra
dict himself, for if we am an " infidtd" ns
lie ays, wa can I be n " Mormon." fow.
ever, ihe Advocato edi or can call us
" Mormon," " infidel," "atheist," or nny
thing elo he thinks will excite prejudice
against us. II e are all ice profess to be,
and no man cm call us insincere, or n
canting hypocrite Cznpkafs Organ.
later what kin. lltiteatsalM
Wo wish to know distinctly, and with
out prevarication, what po.iu'on the States
man occupies on Ihe slavery quetion
Las taxed its Ingenuity lo "keephndy
on this question, but its nun committalum
shall not avail it. Wo will snip tha nm.k
from the faco of this ruodul editor, and Id
the Democracy of Oregon havo a view of
the hidrousncts lhat will Lo thero disclosed,
IIo might, with propriety, in the langua;
of Moore, in Li Lallnh Rooke, when iho
silver veil i taken from tho face of tho
1'iophot KorLassao, lo presence of Li de
luded followers, exclaim lo the Democracy
" There, ye wi ssiuU, lehold your light, your
Y would be dujK-s aud victims, and ye art.1
It is duo lo tho Democracy of ihisTvrri
lory to know how you slaud on (Lis Impor
tant quistioa. Let u Lave no conceal
rnent. An open foe can always bo oncoun
tertd. There is something manly in such
an adversary, but a suiiiking, smiling, se
crel, lutri'inng, Jusuhical, pretended
friend, is always to bo dreaded. Occi
Apropos. A private correspondent in
writing to us from San Francisco awhile
sine, said lhat whilo in conversation wiih
an editor of a Democratic journal of that
city, said editor remarked that he could
find no Letter lerai to apply to the editor
of the Oregon Statesman and those who
uphold Lis policy, judging from tho col
umns of the Statesman, than to cull them
" Rocky mountain Digger Democrats,"
which being interpreted means thnt the
Democracy which they advocate mny do
lo govern Digger Iudians, but not to gov
ern intelligent while mm. Standard.
Hail Storm. A terrific huil storm oo
curred in Shasta Valley on Sundnv ilia
12th inil , which did considvrablo dam
age. It fortunately extended only oer a
small area. The farmers hud just com
menced harvesting, end those who had
their grain in shocks had it thoroughly
threshed, the hail falling in such size and
force as to cut the bands by which it was
bound ns with a knif.-. The grain crop of
Mr. Hunt was entirely beaten down and
destroyed. The hail stones are described
as measuring two inches in diameter.
t& Tho wine we spoke of last we
feloniously abstracted fr H
And ibufh others art taoro open moulb-
jMrMYho caused that Slute-houso to
be set on fire? It is said that " murder
will out," and we expect to livo till it be.
comes known and proved to the public of
Oregon who burnod the State-house, mid
who procured it to be burned. Statesman.
Does the Statesman know anything
about the burning of tho State-house J
If it was the net cf an incendiary, os in-
imitated in the above extract, and the edi
tor is in possession of nny cluo by which
the incendiary might be traced, until held
amenable to the law, the silence ho has
maintained for nearly thrco long years, is
criminal, liut if the inurndo is only nn
emanation from tha pent up malice of a
malignant bean, both editor and paper
should bo spurned from all cood souiutf.
ns unworthy of any atmosphere except that
uiuiiicu vr uio convicis ot tho penal colo
nies of Great I!i itain. Orti'ipno Aam
3T In speaking of the importance of
newspapers in general, tho Occidontal
Messenger says :
" When properly conducted, with nn
eye to the public good, their value is ines
tiimblo ; but when mui! tha .irm!... r
detraction and personal abuse tho medi
um llirough which tho aiijrv Ajelin-'s nnd
petty animosities of their conductors are
fulmiiiatod, then aro they lo be judged in
an iovcrso ratio and khould meet with
ti.o iniiignont frowns and unqualified
approbation of every rood citizen.
" Of this List character is tha Si
and wo arraign it before the tribunal of
public opinion in Oregon. A few dnvs
Mine we wero waited upon by n consistent
Methodist of this couutv. a farmer, nml
shown a letter from a friend of his in tho
State of Ohio, lo whom he had regularly
mailed copies of the Statesman. Hi Ai,!
stated one great objection to becoming a I
citizen of Ure-'on. Jud-Mni? frnm il. i..n
of the papers sent him, tho people, ho cm
sidored, rough, savage and uncultivated,
with no good understanding amonT ihem.
Now, here is prcof positive of ihebid in
fluence of tho Statesman, and that it is an
injury to the community in which it is
publishad. As the ostensible organ of a
party, it is equajy ,0 u cnJpjj It
makes r.o attempt to h,l lir,!,t ,.
mooted questions about which ih. IW.
ocraoy are divided it m.l. n . 1.
the better ferlinrs and
who honestly differ as to what are ihe niin.
'pie of the party. 11, ,bmejit o
the carryall of Elder Foster, while Le w
innt Gibson's, was recovered from n hack
yard, under a pile of boards, where it had
"been secreted by tho boys.
The Elder has handed in ihe two follow.
ing letters for publication, which amply
uevctope the whole subject aud placo the
transaction in its truo light :
Rev, E, Foster
Sir Laving observed ihat
their was a clan of the iiinoblo nboui town
not being capable of following a profitable
buisnesa for them selves nre dabbling into
Ihe buUness and properly of others into
wnoes nanus some ot yours have fallen
Now when property is nctuly stolen it is
appropriated to somo use at least the thiuf
is prompted by that much of a nobli do
sign but they without the least shndo of
nobility m their acts stoop lo tho lowest
calling bringing reproach upon com unity
saying nothing of their suposod pniautngo
you that have a clew should by bringing
them tojustes rniso them out of their wab
low Yours Truly
Mr, T, Nobleminde
sir I nm not surprised
at your surtrcstions. for bofi.ro latino
thought I was of the samo notion and!
iimto it to be the unmatured impression of
0.017 iiooiu minue. uiu wnen wecoucider
uiat they nro creatures with longing nppe
tito and burning thirst for pleasure und
when wo further concider that ancestors
nave taiictl to inspire tho mindes of their
prodgney with thu knowledge of and ca.
pacity for drinking of thoes purer siren ms
wiai now irom a higher nobler source their
souls having never bon inspired with that
glowing rellish for noblo deads and bavin
no Knowledge of tho berning sympatheys
and high corcspondiii'' iovs of iho intplro.
tual man ihey nre to be pitticd for like the
famishiug man whose onlov resourse for
quenching his rageing thirst is with the
hog lo sip nt his wallow and not with
standing tho disnUSt an(i humed fume that
atendo it it deceitfuly offers to grattisfy
lhir "iwt for pleasure and thus their low
afU'ctions being entwined about it they
secmo not to be capassitated wiih the nbil
ity for making the transition from thence
to a nobler higher snurso hence to snatch
from them their wallow they would sink
What is this comuuity comeinir two'
!i Yours Truly k W Foster
iSssS-nto inielli'-once from KimnJ
states tlryen. Martinez, a Granadiis
been mad Provisional President, and Gen.
I crez, MiuiMer of War, for eight month-,
when n general election will be held. Ii is
mu-u irom Washington lhat a treaty will
shortly be concluded between our govern,
ment and Nicaragua, which will be entirely
satisfactory to us, the object of which is to
open the Nicaragua Transit route Th
New from the Atlantlo States
Dealt r Vm. U Marry t
routo 'will lrf iilnonil I,, v: .
1 I'.eiii.igus opona
permanent basis, and the rights of Ameri.
can citizens protected.
Death or Willuji L. Marcv. Will
iam L. Msrcy i no moro 1 IIo was fuum
dead in Li room nt noon at Dullston on
Saturday, July 4th, Ho closed his seven
tieth year in Di-cmber last. In Li death
tho Democratic parly lose one of its ablest
leader, and tho I'nion a sagacious, pru
dent and Incorruptible statesman.
GovitNNos Ful'md fob Utah. Col
Cumming has accepted the office of Gov
ernor of L'tuh, nnd ha left fur Li new
field of labor.
His first official act will bo lo oflur as
sistance nnd protection lo all (malo and fe
male) who may desire to return to the
Slate. This il is believed will break up
tha Mormon association, aud destroy tho
mam pillar of the Church
Ahnv Movements, Dispatches Lave
been received from tho troop now moving
toward Utah, wLIch report unexampled
energy ond efficiency in iho Quartermas
ter's Department. Gen. Jcssup ay that
Bonaparte, in hi palmcst days, noror
dreamed of the rapidity wiih which opera
lions have been conducted in tho Western
Department of our army.
Ovkrla.no Mail. Tho Postmaster
Goneral ar.d tho President have decided
upon the routo of the ovoilnnd mail to
California. It commences at St. Louh and
Memphis, thence to Litilo hock, ihcnco lo
tho Ilio Grande, near Fort Fillmore or
Donna Ann, thence along the projected
wagon road to Fort Yuma, and thence lo
San Francisco. Messrs. Uultorfield and
Company are the contractors, at the turn
of five hundred nnd ninety-five thousand
dollar. Thi. provides for tho transpor
tation of a mail twico a week.
Tiiass - Atlantic Telegraph. The
steamer Cyclops, detailed hy the BiilUi
Government to make soundings along the
route of tho proposed submarine cable
across the Atlantic, arrived ut St. Johns,
Newfoundland, on Wednesday, July 1st.
Lieut. Dayman, her commander, confirm"
in every particular tho soundings made by
Lieut. Lterryman, thus placing ibis impor.
tout matter beyond further cavil fmm any
Tub Ohio Defalcation. Mr. Gilxon,
late Treasurer of Ohio, has Mtied a card,
in which he attributes iho deficiency in the
Slate treasury entirely lo the operations of
Mr. Dreslin, his Democratic 1 red -cessor.
hose enormous indebtedness lo tho Slate
ho admits that he nt first attempted lo con
cent, on the promise of Hreslin that i
should be mado up. Finding that fires-
lin would not or could not pay up, ho dis-
closed and resigned. The two arc family
nnecttons. Suits have been bronchi
.L . , .1 .
i me surciicsoi ooin to recover tho
amount of their bonds. Dreslin was cn
gaged in financial schemes with several
banks, nnd used the money of the State to
enrry them on.
Conviction of tub Washington Elec
tion Rioters. William Wnmock, Will
iam Wilson, John Webster, Isaac Stod.
dard, and William Williams were con
victed on tho 30th June, in the Criminal
Court, of rioting nnd preventing persons
from voting in Washington Cily, on the
1st of Jiimi last. Tho two first named
having left the city their recognizances
wore forfeited ; tho others were severely
lectured by Judgo Crawford, fined twenty
dollars each, nnd sentenced to imprison
ment in the county jail for one year. On
the same day Robert Cross, onother of the
election rioters, was arrested nfier a des
perate resistance. Ila fired a pistol at of
ficer Itobinson, seriously wounding him in
the ham, face and neck with buckshot.
Ihb Spiritual Co.NTRovEsy at Bos
ton. The spirits have been badly bent
en at lioston. Ihe editor of tha Boston
Courier offered 300 to any mediums or
spiritual performers who would perform
leats tnat could not bo explained by well
Known agencies ; the challenge was ac
cepted by some of the most prominent
spiritualists ; a jury was appointed consist
ing of the following gentlemen : Prof.
Agassiz, Prof. B. Pierce, Prof. Gould of
tho Observatory, nnd Prof. Horsford. The
day of trial came off ; the spiritualists
mustered in great force ; Prof. Agassiz was
as jolly as usual, Prof. Pierco looked ter
rible severe, the other two jurymen looked
uncommonly sharp; nnd, ns might have
been expected, the experiment was an ut
ter failure; tho spiritualists could neither
read thoughts, nor communicate with the
dead, nor move inert matter,
Mixnesota Election The election in
Minnesota is still in doubt, both conies
niing the victory. The Minnm;,n
pub.) figures up the election of 50 Re
blicans and 40 Democrats, leavim? 0 ta
oe luard irom. Of the Renubliran miaI
lo be on fire, and at tho same moment ll,
flame, burst forih, causing iho utmost
eon-iernallon. The flsme spread with
gr.ut rapidity, and number of the pnicn.
ger precipitated themselves into th, r,
and many in inch case were drowned.'
The sic. mors Napoleon and Alliance we
lo Iho rescue, and iho former look o(T0no
hundred and Iwenly seven. Several of
lhe.o .ubioqucnily died of their wounds.
It it thought probable that omo 0I thi
passengers may have reached land by
wimming. Cupioin Rudolph, 0f ,
Montreal, and the purer twnm to the All.
innco and were saved.
Ta VlsU Kspeitti,,.
Washington, June 29.
To-day official order, and instruction,
wore sent to Gen. Ilarney, who is to h,..
command of the Utah expedition. It ilta
Lo composed of tho 2d Dragoon, the fiih
and 10th Infantry, which will shortly be it
rori ienvenworiu, together with th h.i.
tory of the 4th Artillery, now at that no.,-
all of which will be prepared to march to
and establish post at or near Salt L.U
Cily j nnd at tho earliest practicable d.y,
ho (Gen. Harney) will put tho troops tnl
route, but will until that time retin i.;.
present command of troops in Kansas.
On tho Oth of January next, after th.
territory of Utah shall Lave been entered
by tho troops, it will constitute anew and
scpernto military department, 10 be ityhjd'
tho " Department of Utah," to be com
inunded by Gen. Hnrncy, or iho senior of.
ficer present, who will, from the time ef
leaving Fort Leavenworth, be the com.
mander of a aeparnto army in the ld.
within Iho sense of the 50th article of war.
The armament and equipment deemed'
most suitable for tho servico of th batterr
of artillery, will be selected,, ond if nee
essnry, extended in guns and horses b; the
commander of the expedition. Tho post
nt Salt Lake City, when established, and'
any oilier io!h, nut exceeding, two in ad
dition, lhat may be established in Utah,,
will be included ninon,' the "Chaplain
posts," nnd "double ration posts," 0f ih
nnny. dipt. Duncan leaves hero to. mor
row, to lake charge of the troops now sf
Carli-do Barracks, intended' for the Utah
service. Yesterday nfternoon .'50 U. S. recruit,
took llir ir departure by the Now York and
Erie railroad for Leiivenw-nrtli City, Kan
sas, where ihey will join the command of
3UU0 men, that is to accompany the nw
Governor of Utah to Sail Lake. City.
New Vork, July 1.
The Daily Times learns- from private
sources thnt as soon as an interview is had
with Mr. Bowlin.our Minister ftom Deguts,
tho GovHrnmenl will immidislely ilfci.lt
nn the ecu ike lo be pursued with New
Granuda, which will he of the most du
teriniiied and summary character, if an
amicable adjustment is not entertained
In rrhtiiw lo our affairs in Vein-auela, con
cerning Dird Iil.uul, tho course of our -Minister,
Mr. Lames, is approved of, and if
the communication to be received from
the government be not of a saliidactory
character, the ultimatum of this- govern
ment will be conveyod by n vessel of ar,
119 1 here is no resident Minister here from
Venezuela to communicate with.
KrThe Chicago Journal sjvs that by
the term - strong-minded woman." it mean.
I' 006 who Toi,s very resectable weman
m va.n endeavori to become a ery or
the seats of 4 delegates from St. Anthon
are to be contested for informality.
Ths lsurnlni of the Montreal.
THBEE HUNDRED LIVES LOST NEARLT TWO
The burning of the steamer Montreal,
in the river St. Lawrence, on June 27th,
was one of the most deplorable disasters'
thnt we have been called upon to record
for a long time. The Montreal left Quo
bee at 4 o'clock in ihe afternoon for Mon
treal, having on board between four and
r 1 1
me nunurea passengers, nearly all of
them emigrants, and many of them re
ctntly arrived from Scotland. About 5
o'clock, when abreast of Cape Rouge, the
Denton Supports Rollins, the Amtrlcaa
Col. Thos. Benton has written a letter to
Missouri,defining his position in the pres.
ont canvass for Governor. It is of exceed
ing pith, point, and interest, as follows:
Washington Crrv, Mny 21, 1857.
Col. II. B. Branch Dear Sir: The-
press nro of my occupations prevented m
from remaining at St. Louis kmg enough
to receive your letter, of the 11th; but
finding it here, I answer it to any to you
what I said to all friends at St. Louis, tkt
between Rollins and Stewart I consider the
public interest and the interest of the Un
ion Democracy to require tho election of
Rollins. He is a Union man, against nul
lification nnd nullifiers against the nulli
fication resolutions passed by the Missouri
Legislature in 1849 agninst the co-opera-lion
therein promised to tho South in il
secession scheme against agitation then
nnd now on Iho slavery question and ev
ery way a better Democrat than Stewart.
Thomas II. Benton.
The annual mceline of the coiu-rczalions of th
Christian church will commenco at McMinvills
cn Thursday before the second Lord's duy in Sep
tember. Aurut 1, 1857,
A semi-nnnnal meeting nf the Ore con BiM 8
eiety will be held at Corvallis next Auenit 12tV
commencing at 10 a. m. A general represents
lion is dorired, and, as far as posikh, from Cooa
ty Bible Societies by delegation.
isy order or tlx. Com.
July 18, 1857. Dan'l BsoLir.Sec'y.
In Waliiiii;ton county. July 30lli, 1S57, by
Rev. Mr. Jollev. Mr. Alsest Zirssa to Xt
IS hereby jriren lhat I will be at Ihe office m
it. A Anitilnrnf r'l..-L,.r..ia A...... V. OrrffOQ T?r
rilurv. on 9).l. fro. Q oVIock 1. -li"
4 r. ii. of said day, and with Ihe s.iaiiee of
Audiior examine Iho ammment roll, tocorteti
miatakee, if any. All pemom inlererted ar w
queeled to attend. J. . TA YLOIt,
August 8, 1857-17-4 Amemn.
LEFT this city about the first of July M. a
laree Indian GREY MARE, hav.nf
rcl colt with a blazed fare. The mare is Brand
on either Ihe thonlder or hip. tVhal th brio "i
I do not rrcollecl. Any paraoa relumiof
nie ibail be well rewarded.
Oregon City, An. 8. 1857. 173
Oregon Ledge Xo. S, I- O.O.F
MEETS at their Hall orer tha Orejoa C1
Drug Store every Wednesday veauif
7 oVIn,.l n-..hrn in ir nl eundioff are mnlea
, r.a tn. p.r. t u, hbmJit. o i dinarr man." ' 7 ' " P8 fgziil CHARM AX, -
m r I wood work of th furnacrs wa discovered I GwtTtut,?. J