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W. U SPINS, SDITOS AND raorslSTOS.
OUOOZT OZTT i
SATURDAY, JULY 17, 1888.
The desire to move west teem to be in
creasing In all the eastern Stairs. The
New England bee Live U full and running
over, and regular awarmi of young A nglo
Saxooe, with now and then an old atUery
beaded patriarch, anxiout to accompany
hi household goJt toward the setting sun,
ad inspired perhape by the aame western
fever which hat occasionally moved him
from boyhood to torn hit eyet in the direc
lion of the Father of Rivera, are pouring
io one constant stream over the Alleghanles
and wending their way toward some fan
cied locality in the Far West. This stream
of emigration in a single decade immedi
ately preceding the last general census
added to the population of Illinois and
Iowa alone 6 18,00, and the aggregate has
probably been swelled sinoe then to more
than a million. From newspaper accounts,
more than a million of emigrants have left
the New England Slates alone during the
last year, aud the western fever is still ra
ging to such an extent that editors are de
voting labored articles to setting forth tho
disadvantages of " moving," io order to
quiet down the excitement and induco
young people to content themselves with
working the same atony farms on which
their grandfathers before them curved their
backs till they formed a regular sot semi
circle in order to realize a comfortable liv
ing. But the western nianin rages, and
will rage, despite the logic of editors and
the entreaties of the " old folk," just as
long as tbe West proffers to the industrious
young at comfortable a home, with its sur
roundings of luxuries and conveniences, for
five years of toil, as might reasonably be
expected after twenty. fire years of patient
labor in New England.
The " WiJe West" between the Alle
ghaniea and Rocky Mountains possesses no
advantages, so far as health and climate
are concerned, over the East. Indued we
very much doubt whether it is not more
unhealthy and more subject to great ex
tremes of beat and cold, besides being more
exposed to such evils as frightful tornadoes,
which, as in several instances in the West
this summer, have laid whole villages in
ruins, makingdreadful havoc of human life.
The only reason we see that would induce
an emigration to the Mississippi Valley, is
the great facility of acquiring properly and
'becoming comfortably located with a
small amount of labor. But, once being
located, and "comfortably fixed," as the
good housewife would term it, the settler
finds be has to contend with tbe same old
difficulties in the way of extreme hent in
summer and terrible cold in winter, which
roust tend tu rack and twist a man's con
stitution into a wreck and bring on pre
mature old age, besides being compelled to
go through the same old everlasting round
of working all summer to provide for stock
in winter, and wading in snow nil winter to
feed it out to them. Like the poor old
horse in a bark mill, he finds himself sub
jocted by an inexorable law of fate to what
Snobbs cnlls "the same old everlasting
dom'd grind." If his nose isn't worn off
by constant rubbing against the crriud stone,
it will be very likely to be frozen offbefore
the last lock of hay that is stacked under
a snow.dn'A is dragged out and fed to his
With such disadvantages staring a roan
in the face, if Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, and
Illinois are rocoiving auch largo annual ac
cessions to thoir population accessions
which are thickly settling the country
building railroads, bridges, mills, school
houses, and churches, improving farms and
adding vastly to tie price of real estate,
i i.. ... . i . .
uiiu prouueing uy tree labor an aggregate
of substantial wealth that shall furnish the
general statistics of 1830 with figures im
posing enough to startle the old fogy polit
icai economist, and through which the fu
ture giant importance of the great North
West shall begin to loom up what kind
of a destiny awaits Oregon and Washing
ton, when public attention shall become
directed to our unparalleled advantages.
and the swarming Anglo Saxons begin to
pour in a living, moving avalanche down
the Paolfio slope into the garden of the
world, perennially green on tho surface,
and bedded upon precious stones and gold t
i M hand or God has done no more toward
fitting any spot on the globe for a pleasant
auoue ror man than it has done for Oregon.
Our soil is so productive that it yields mere
to a given amount of labor than the soil of
any State in the Uuion east of the Rocky
Mountains. We have a climate where the
thermometer never sinks lower than four
degrees below xero, and where, during
residence of ten years, we have never seen
fifty daya too warm to labor comfortably,
or ten oights in which a person couldn't
sleep, if he chose, with the cool breezes of
heaven fanning his locks and gently letting
film down to a depth of slumber that
locked up all Lis faeulties in a repose that
was a perfsct rest to both mind and body.
From such a slumber man rises invigorat
ed, and shoulders a burden of daily duties
Ibat would appsl an eastern man from its
magnitude, and walks off like a giant. Of
course, such is the enchanting nature of
repose that we are apt to sleep very late,
but when we do rise, see art tip for all day.
Having little to do ia the way of making
winter provision for our vast herds of cattle
and sheep, with our bands of horses, of
course the labors of life are comparatively
easy, and much time can be devoted to
reading and intellectual culture, which, we
are sorry to say, is but poorly improved
by many of our citizens, whose unbounded
avarice is constantly goading them on to
make a fow more dollars for their children
to squander after they are dead (and per
haps damned.) The greatcry is " Wbat's
the news from the mines t and that kind
of news" even must be couched In very
short article to insure its being read. The
popular taste runs to scraps and squibs,
and the publio generally sticks up its nose
at long articles where subjects are fully de
viloped and sound philosophy properly
elucidated. Hence, on account of the
length of this article, we fear that not more
than a dozen will ever got to the bottom
of it, and we shall for that reason stop right
here, and defer many more things we wish
to say about Oregon till a more convenient
time. We will say, however, that Oregon
wilt be filled with a dense population be.
fere many years, and our broad acres will
be appreciated at their real intrinsic worth,
that is, about fifty dollars an acre.
The Pioneer ii Democrat says the Bel
lingbam Ray trail is nearly through to
1 hompson s river. The Suoqualinie trail
is said to be in good condition, and good
horses can pack 2.10 lbs. over it. It is said
to be only forty-five miles from Seattle to
the summit of the mountains. Several
miners have come in to Bellinghnm Bay
with from fifty to a hundred and ninety
ounces of gold dust. All accounts from
this section agree that, with the scarcity of
provbiions, the difficulties and dangers of
the way, the tax which is levied on miners
by the Hudson Bay Company, &c., 6zc,
it is indeed a herculean undertaking to gel
to the mines by way of Frazier's river.
W. II. Gray, of Astoria, writes to the
Standard that at Fort Hope, only ISO
miles from Vancouver's Island, up Fra-
zier's liver, beef was 73 cents a pound, ba
con CO cents, and flour 940 a barrel.
Some miners who have returned say they
lived on horse meat in the mines at three
dollars a pound.
On Frazier's river the miners are said to
have a prospect of making about $18 a
day when the water falls. On Thomp
son's river they are said to be making from
$30 to $50 a day, and some have made
over a hundred, Ihose who write from
Fort Hope advise all to go by way of the
Dalles, with pock animals. They will
thus be able to take their provisions into
the mines, and save the annoyances of be
ing stopped to take out lioense from the
Hudson Bay Company, besides the great
est dangers and difficulties that render a
passage to tho mines by way of Frazier's
river next to impossible.
Capt. Robertson, who was with the com
pany that met with a defeat from the In
dians on the Yakima, starts from the Dalles
next Tuesday (20lh) with about 300 men
well armed. David McLoughlin's compa
ny is waiting to join Robertson. A good
many companies of miners from California
had come through to the Dalles by way of
Klamath Lake, and gone on to the mines.
They had got along very well with the In
dians so far as heard from.
In the election for U. S. Senators
the vote Ar Lane stood as follows Bonbam,
Birch,' Dcrry, Bristow, Cochran, Colby, t
urim, uaziy, urom, I 'orcnce, Craner,
Harding, Hannah, Hedges, Hoyt, Elkins,
Holton, Jenuings, Lassater, Mclninch, Mc
Oee, Mclteeny, McCully, Morrison, Ncl
son, Nichols, Norris, Patterson, Ruckle,
buelby, Sievens, Scott, Shuck, Slater,
I nomas, Tichenor Trovitt, Wait, 1" Vault,
Wells, Waymire, Cozad, Cruzan, Crooks,
Lamson, and Newcomb 48.
Delazon Smith received the same vote,
except McOee, McCully, Nichols, Shuck,
blater, Gaily, and Mclteeny.
David Logan received the voles of Bowl
by McCully, Nichols, Shuck, Slater, Cor
nehus, Mclteeny, and Williams.
Dryer voted on the first ballot for Jake
Woodsides, and on the second ballot Dryer
voted for Jo Teal.
(Republicans are marked thus . Hard
locofocos in roman. Soft locos or " nation
als" in italics.
It will be noticed that all tbe " nationals"
voted for Lane except Dryer. Those Re
publicans who helped elect Jo Lane through
such men as Shuck and his allies, must feel
very comfortable under the consciousness
of having indirectly supported one of the
most obsequious tools of the nigger-driving
fire-eaters a man who used all of his in-
fluence to fasten the curse of slavery on
Oregon. How Dryer, who tailed on to the
Standard for natioual voles, can excuse
limself with the leaders of that party for
bolting Lane and supporting a bushite, we
are at a loss io see. We shall look to see
him read eut of the national party for this
act of treachery.
S.W In drawjm. 0u for terms of office.
the four year term fell on the following
State Senators-Berry, Colby, Drain, Elk
ins, Florence, Grim, Mclteeny, and Wil-
isms. 1 he following drew for two rears
Bristow, Cornelius, Gazly, Ruckle, Scott,
Wells, and Waymire.
tftT Mr. Bacon has oar thanks for nu
merous favors ia the way of looking after
the interests of this office. He ought to
have been elected Sheriff, and we art very
sorry he wasn't.
Although W. 0. TVault, tbe oldest and
most talented member of the corps of dem
ecratic editors, wss elected Speaker ef tbe
House of Representatives of the Stats La
gislature, ws ses that bis high talents, great
moral worth, far-seeing political sagacity
soundness on the goose, and dignity of
years, have not protected him from the
talons of the political harpies that swarm
around tbe clique head quarters. Crap
key's organ of this week contains a letter
from a disappointed aspirant for the U. S,
Benatorsuip, in wuicn tbie anonymous
scribbler snarls and frets at the unwsshed
for their love of Jo Lane and their apparent
determination to keep him in office for life
T'Vault Is charged with the terrible crime
of being a " personal" friend of Jo, and
the writer (either Deady or Williams prob
ably) thinks that the election of T'Vault
as Speaker, a man " who sometimes votes
the democrat ie ticket and sometimes bolts
it, just as suits his convenience, is a result
which no democrat (sound bushite) can
boast as being an honor to that party."
Now, friend T'Vault is an old pioneer,
and really the Nestor of the Oregon de
mocracy. Ho Las a seat deep in the affec
tions of the demooraoy, and the clique are
jealous of Lim. They have kicked him
considerably, but up to this, hour ha bas
been a faithful leader in the party. He
seems conscious of bis present position and
influence, and if Le should happen to turn
"national," be knows full well that there
would also be a terrible " turning and
twisting" in the ranks generally. That
he has any such idea, we are not aware,
but be told us day before yesterday that
"if the Nationals had a good politician to
lead them, thty could tarry this State in
one year and it wouldn't take much to cut
me looterom Grover." (The Colonel has
rather a poor opinion of the "leading''
qualities of Leland and Dryer.)
Will somebody who knows inform us
about how many centuries, under the oper
ations of a black democratic administration
in a Land Office, it will naturally take for
patents to issue t If the Whigs or Repub
licans had been in power since the passage
of the Land law, we should have had an
incessant howl from the locofoco press
about the " delay in issuing patents." We
recollect that the followers of Jo Smith
had no other title to their real estate in
Nauvoo than Jo's promise of a deed. Jo
Smith died without forking over the deeds,
and we predict that the locofoco party will
be dead before those patents issue.
S3T We had a debate in the Court
House last Monday night for and against
lager beer. As the speakers all seemed
to be on one side, we volunteered to defend
the lager side, thinking that the beer-drink
ers would of course pluck up courage and
come te the rescue. We had, however, to
stand the wholo brunt of tbe battle. The
anti-beer men seemed dissatisfied with
the result of the fight and were anxious
to " try it over again" next Monday night
If the lager beer drinkers don't help us eut
next lime, we shall conclude that they are
ashamed of their practices, or else have
great confidence in our ability to fight
against a dreadful odds.
031 A good many people are waking up
to the importance of sending an Oregon pn-
per to their friends in the States, so as to
koep them posted up in our gold and other
important newa. Many of our patrons are
sending tho A."U3 tp their friends tail, a
good many of whom we hear have already
got the Oregon fever, and think of emigra
ting soon. We have stopped a good many
papers sent to the States, because the lime
paid for had expired. Some of them grum
ble at this arrangement, but they must
blame their friends and not us. We can
not afford to send them the paper free.
CSr We are glad to see that many of our
farmers are beginning to turn their atten
tion to raising more grain since the mines
broke out. They intend to ret 82.00 a
bushel for wheat this fall. At such prices,
isn't farming about as good as mining t
We have heard several men inquiring for
chances to rent farms.
OCT The steamers Enterprise and Swan
have been purchased and taken below the
Falls for Frazier's River. The Enterprise
was sold for $10,000.
Among the improvements which
have recently been made in this city,
which we have not yet chronicled, is the
new store-bouse built by Cris Taylor, and
a fine livery stable built by Gibson it Pot
ter. Mr. Partlow is building a very com
modious livery stable on his premises.
03 Our friend S. K. Barlow thinks the
platform in front of our office looks more
ike a "democratic platform" than a Repub-
ican one. Will the proprietor of this
building Ioek into that matter ?
OCT Col. T'Vault, of the Jacksonville
Sentinel, was in town this week and paid
us a visit. He banded ns a short news
item of public interest, which we have
placed in our advertising columns.
tW We intend to make a speech at
McMinnville next Saturday (July 24), at
o clock p. k.
CST Ws hear that the Herald of Jackson
ville is to be removed to Rosebnrg.
Several hundred beef cattle passed
through this eity last Wednesday en route
for the new mines.
JJT "Jenny GUn," In writing an ac
count of tbe Lafayette celebration, says of
" Tbe dinner may well be called a ' feast
of fat thing.' While it speaks volumes
fur the liberality of our citizens, In furnish
Ins ut with such a supply of meats, we
think it denotes but little in the wsy of our
advancement in the great work or relorin,
Beloved and respected friends at Lafayette,
we would like to teach you a little lesson
of economy. The dollars you spent in
the purchase of those meats, which we give
vnu the credit to say arc first rate in
their line. woutJ have purchased any
amount of tropical and Oregon fruits.
You could have furnished a vast quantity
of other niceties, and saved yourselves a
great amount of disagreeable labor in the
bargain, and we'll venture to say, ynu
would have been better satisfied with the
result. We're not complaining, only
throwing out a hint for " next Fourth,"
which we hope you will duly consider."
They bad a celebration in Lafayette a
few years ago and had no meat. This time
they probably had a superabundance.
"Jenny Glen" may admire a dinner with
out meat, and think such a one a "step in
advance in the great work of reform."
For our part we go In for meat, and just
aa many other good things as possible. If
In addition to the meats in Lafayette they
could have afforded " tropical and Oregon
fruits," besides a bountiful supply of such
coffee aa we once gave a receipt fur mak
ing, it would indeed have been a glorious
repast. But, like Jenny Glen, we have no
disposition to 14 complain" under tbe cir
CO" The ever-attentive Sullivan of San
Francisco, and S. J. McCormick of the
popular Franklin Book Store at Portland,
laid us under obligations for splendid selec
tions of eastern exchanges per last steamer
03" Flour is selling in this city fur 822
Josxrut.NB Co., June 14, 1858.
Dkab A rods The election is over, and
the result in this county is a Isrge major
ity for tbe regular Democrat io candidates.
I do not, however, consider that a proof of
the prevalence of Democratic principles ;
it only provea how easily men, who are
constantly boasting of the freedom thy
advocate and profess to enjoy, may be co
erced and oppressed by -the Demagogues
who lead them.
Yet, these very men of all others, in
windy declamations of froth and fury, pro
fess to deplore the influence that moneyed
power possesses over elections ; pitying the
poor artisan whose vote is controlled by
bis employer, whose very life depends, per
haps, upon his being employed, because he
dared not express his will at the polls. I
also pity auch, but I do neteame them :
poverty is an exacting and inexorable ty
rant; men may be coerced by poverty,
and still retain the respect of their fellows ;
but who can respect men who have no
such excuse to plead.
Every man who properly appreciates
political liberty, must hold all such in utter
contempt, who, at the cowardly dread of a
party proscription, refuse to express their
own convictions at the polls; and I know
that there are hundreds, perhaps thou
sands in Oregon who do so at every elec
Why are Democratic leaders so tenacious
of the " viva voce" system of voting, unless
to compel obedience to caucus dictates,
from their abject followers and pliable
To Lear such men boast of their liberty,
is as nauseous to me as a dose of tartar
emetic. Liberty is indeed within their
reach, but they have uot ih? stamina to
I think, Mr. Argus, we bad better leave
the negroes to their fate for a lime, and
try to liberate these white democratic
There is another class of voters, wh
should be either scorned or pitied, I scarce
ly know which ; it is composed of men
who cannot bear to bo called Black Re
publicans, Disunionists, Abolitionists, dec.
although their sympathies are with the
party to which these terms are applied.
Poor fellows 1 I suppose you are constitu
tionally afraid of ghosts and shadows.
You had better take something for the ben
efit ef your lives : a large dose of the Ar
gus for instance might help you ; if not,
try Sir Walter Scott's letters on Demon
It is rumored that the "gallant Colonel"
Nesmith will be a candidal for U. S,
Senator. I intend, bye and bve. as I am
a lover of justice, to bestow upon him
some laurels which I think he richly
earned, in bis short but brilliant career in
the Northern Indian war. Hia humanity
towards the peer Indians, his energy and
firmness in the field, his fatherly care for
the safety of his men, and the condescend
ing deference which ha accorded to Major
Haines and his opinions, certainly deserve
something from the people of Oregon.
Whatever they may be, I for one, am anx
ieus that the Colonel should have it.
I am, Dear Argus,
Ft lit Argus.
Mr. Editor I propose to send you a
few articles on the subject of slavery, ad
dressed particularly to your Christian
readers, believing it to be a moral as well
ss a political evil. In this paper I will lav
down three general propositions: 1. The
unity of the human race. This I think
the Bible so plainly tesches that I need not
take lime to prove it. 2. Unity of race
naturally gives equality of rights, tbs prln
cipal of which ars life, liberty, and tha pur
suit of happiness. 3. No man can right
fully depriva a fellow man of either
tboso rights without a clearly expressed
divine warrant for o doing. That any
roan can show such warrant, I fuel disposed
to deny J and in the following articles pur
pose to show that the assumption that the
Bible supports slavery is founded upon
misinterpretation and misapplication of the
word of God. In doing this, I shall Art!
examine some of the principal passages
and arguments upon which slaveholders
rely, and then present some proofs of the
criminality of sll slavebolding, and es
ptcially American slavebolding under the
laws and regulations of all the Slave States,
and that no Christian ought to vote for tho
extension of slavery or support a party
that would allow of Us extension. 1 am
aware that this is laklng strong ground, and
unless it csn be backed up by strong proofs
will fail. For these proofs wait fur the
next article. j.
Marion Co , July 4, 1858.
An Offer from Lmur. Porter. Tho
repeated outrages on our vessels by British
cruisers have induced Lieut. W. D. Porter,
late of the United States navy, to suggest
to the New York merchants to employ a
pilot-boat, armed with a long 10 inch shell
gun, to convoy their vessels from the coast
of Cuba. Ho volunteers his services, and
pledges himself to return the firo of the
British steamer Styx.
(&" Tbn Washington correspondent of
the Philadelphia Inquirer says:
"I alluded, a day or two ago, to ihe
hopes entertained, at least by some portion
of the Deinocratie press, that Mr. Douglas
was likely io be coaxed back to his old alle
giance. I have since satisfied myself con.
clusivcly that there is no prospect or possi
bility of auch a contingency, and that, in
this instance, with the papers alluded to.
the wish is only the father to ihe thought.
"Mr. Douglas carefully counted ihe
cost, when be hrst decided upon Ins pros
ent course, and he is not tho man to look
back, ns did Let's wife."
(rThe Courier des Eta is Unis fur
nUhes a comparison between the navies of
Great Britain and France, contending that
however superior in number of vessels the
former may be to the latter, yet in point
of ability for effective service the ad van.
lage is altogether on the sidu of France.
Lnglnnd possesses 550 ships of war,
partly sailing, partly screws, and 102 gun
boats. To complete the equipsge of her
men-of-war, England needs 100,000 men,
and she is entirely without ability to fur
nish them. Her present material for na
val service including cabin boys, is but
On the other hand, France Las 460
ships of war and 30 gunboat, and ihe per
sonntl of the French marine is perfectly
organized ; in time of peace 50,000 suffio
ing, in time of war 130,000 being necessary
to comple te the armament of all the ves
sels, whil6 the population of the French
coast can furnish 102,000 sailors.
Sacrileob. The bones of E llen Allen
have been stolen I Perhaps his skeleton
even now graces the dissecting room of
some surgical vandal. At all events, he is
not in the gravo. A thorough search to
the depth of six or eight feet has been
made in all parts of the family lot at Bur-
lington, Vt., where his tombstone stood,
and not the sign of human remains can be
found. In consequence of this remarkable
discovery, or rather, fuiluro to discover
the laying of the contemplated monu
ment to his memory has been indefinitely
poj'noned, and there is great excitement
Death of Mabtin KosTA.--Martin
Kosta, the Hungarian refugee !;o was .
j . . . . . . . . i
rescuea irom me Austrian authorities in
1853, by Commander Ingrnham, of the
U. S. Navy died recently, in very indigent
circumstances, on a sugar plantation near
tbe city of Guatemala.
Progress of Iowa. The area of Iowa
is 66,000 square miles. In 1838 its pop
ulation was 10,531; in 1840, 43,106 j in
1844, 71,640 j in 1850, 102,204 ; in 1856,
603,625. The Presidential vote of 1856
was 02,644. The taxable property in
1851 was $28,464,550; in 1853, $44,540,-
804, in 1855 8116,895,390, and in 1857,
8210,044,683. The present population
of ihe State is estimated at 800,000.
05" The State of Illinois ia said to con
tain the most extensive coal deposits of any
country of equal extent en the globe. It
is more than is contained in all Europe.
Nearly 60,000 square miles of surface rests
upon basins of coal, at deptba convenient
for profitable mining, and very often coal
is found at the surface, and is obtained by
ripping or casting off the layer of soil
OCT The English claim, aa it is well
known, the invention of the magnetic tele
graph for one of themselves, a Mr. Wheat
stone. The trans-Atlantic telegraphic enter
prise has caused this matter to be much
talked of io Europe, and the Paris Moni
teur, the official paper of France, settles it
thus: No doubt the discovery of the
principle upon which the electric telegraph
system is founded does not belong te Mr.
.worse, but ha was the first to transfer that
iscovery from the region of speculative
science into that of practical application.
It is owing to his labors and his investiga
tions, the honor of which is incontwibly i
due to him, that electrical cominuniosiioa
which before bis tims was but a mr fa!
asserted by science, has become a realit.
and one of ihe most useful acqulsli
which our age bas made and has to be
queatb to posterity."
Imfortant Gkommjical Facts. At tLs
recent meeting of tbe American Assncla.
tlon for tbe Advancement af Science, some'
Interesting facts were presented In regard
to tjie recent discoveries In the western ter.
litorles of the United Slates, of f,i fi
mains of the elephant, rhinoceros, .,,,'
and other animals that have horetofor,
been supposed to bave existed only , lDi
torrid cone; also twe maeladons of ,.
sual description, and otbsr evidences which
seem to show that this part of ihe gout
bas experienced a radical change ofclinw,
since the ores lion of the world, snd that )
all probability our hemisphere is the older
of lbs two.
These facts present a most interesting
field fur scientific investigation, which the
geologisU will not fail to Improve.
OCT The Democrats have very Inns- ft.
ces when they think of the late election,
everywhere through the country. If lue
Democrats look pride now, ss they did in
tho old Jackson time, in calling themselves
" whole hops," we should say, while view,
ing their visages, that pork chops Lave
fallen. Louisville Journal.
(KT East Tennessee pspers are discussing
the propriety of reconstructing the State of
Frnnkland. The Memphis Bulletin fvora
a division of Tennessee, and the formation
of a new State from the Western portion,
with North Mississippi snd the Western
cornor of Kentucky.
fcThe Washington Union thinks that
our republican theory of government has
failed. It certainly expressed no such op
inion bi fore 1853. And what soft 0f rule,
American or Democratic, has the govern!
ment been under ever since that lime I
I it not LocofocoiMii that Las failed
rather than nur theory of government I
Death of Senator Henderson U. S.
Senator Henderson, from Texas, died at
Washington, June 3d.
A Sacreo Relic lu Gironda ihe pub
lic librarian has discovered a manuscript
of ihe Bible, which is traced to the early
part or ihe twelfth century. It it written
on parchment of great fineness. The pa
pes aro divided into two columns, and en
riched with arabesques and ornamented
tellers, painted with great taste.
- Ancient Manuscript of the Greek
Testament. It is staled in an Alliens
journal, that a manuscript copy on parch
ment of the Gospels in Greek, and bearing
the dale 480, has recently been found in
ibe garret of a house in that city. Ilia
said to be in good preservation, and has
been deposited in the public library ef
0" Hoops are now beinir so constructed
as to serve for lents, and in cae of ashower,
au mat a lady will have to Jo will be to
touch a sprinj!, and in a moment, she will
find herself ensconced (like a snail) in a
little house of her own. When I his im
provement is generally adopted, the streets
during a storm will present the appesrance
of an extensive encampment.
03 A California paper states that two
"colored ctinmcn" recently' quarreled
about a feminine, and met in mortal com
bat. After an exchange of shots, ihe Sher
iff arrested the parlies and carried them to
jail, when a pistol bullet was found "flat
tened our and lodged in the wool of one
of the combatants, who was quite unaware
of having been touched.
An old toper chancing lo drink a
glass of water, for want of something stron
ger, smacked his lips, and turned to one of
his companions, remarking, YV hy it
don't taste bad. I bave no doubt 'tis
wholesome for females and tender chil
03" in !hi country success is the result
of merit, for the keen observance of our
countrymen i proverbial. We conceive
that the unequalled L'cocss of MarsbsU'a
Uterine Catholicon io all femJe diseases'
is owing to its great superiority over all
tho remedies of a similar nature; and al
though we rarely advise the taking of any
patent medicine, we know this to be so ben
eficial in its effects that we commend il to
the attention of all who are suffering from
uterine complaints. JV. Y. Medical Jour.
On Monday evening, July 19th, 1638, st7
o'olock r. M ., tht eitixent of this place will mwl st
the Court I loose lo discuss the merits and denwils
of Lager Bter. All persons sre invited lo altead
and participate in tho discussion.
By ordor of the meeting;.
John T. Arrsasoa, Soc'y.
On last Monday evening the Tempsraaos Bed'
ety met and elected the following Ecs for tbs
. Johnson, President) P. H. IhTCK, Vies
it; and J. T. Arriuoa, BeoreUuy aad
Bona and Sot Jbr aUle.
mUE property known as the - TVsull ,
X Properly," situate on ihe beak of Ihe jHJ'l
river iiwt below R. Caufield's store. Ore-i m i
f on City, is for sale. It is a delightful family iet
idsnce, aud destined lo be valntblo. For terms,
apply lo the subscriber or H. Ciuficld al Can6eld s
store, W. G. TVAULT.
July 17, 1858. M
To those Going to the Mines.
I TAKE this method of lolling MINERS saa
traveler know tbal I bsve ploaly af
Lower Crowd! of Saoelr, oat
(Eight miles above Philip. Foster's,)
On dav's iourarT from there laths sumaiib 1
ess give all Beeetnry direouooa ss to lb r"' J
Ibe bailee m lo water, gtus, Ae. Fresh soot
always oa band. Prieee Vstv Rsawusi.
Julyl7, Ig55, (KA.V-13