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THE OJIEGON AllGUS.
Y D. vr. trtAio.
TERMS-Thi Aaous villi, furniihed at
Thru DMuri and fifty Ctnti per annum, in
aJranee, It tingle lukicribtriikm Dullart
itck It eluki uf ten at one ojjiciin adtunet
When tki money ii not paid in adtianet, four
J)i)lluri will In thnrged if paid uiilhin its
month; and five Julian at the end uf the year.
ffl" Titi D'lllari fur lix monlhtSn tuiierip
oii received fur a leu period.
IJf So piper ditcontinutd until all arrearage!
an paid, unlett at the option of the puhlieher.
Vortaat aia Iter Wkeel.
Turn, Fortune, turn llivwlival and lower lite imud;
Turn thy wild wheel tLruuli euusliiuc, aUirin, mil
Thy wheel on 1 thee we neither love nor hale.
Turn, Fortune, turn lliy wheel with smile or fiown;
Willi that wiM wh we jpi not up or ilown j
Our hoard is Utile, but our hearts are crreut.
fvnile and We a nile, the lord of many lauds;
Frown ami wa einile, the Ionia of our own bands ;
Fur niau ! man anil master of hi" fate.
Turn, turn tliy wheel abovu the during crowd ;
Thy wheel and thou are shadow in I lie elouil
Thy wheel and thee we neither love uor hate.
f.orresnondrare of the Argue.
Sax Fiiaxcisco, Sept. 14, '59.
Kn. Anuts: I left you September 8th.
That night I watched tlio limits of Port
laud gleaming and fading in the distance',
and, when they could no longer he Been, I
hade good-bye to my Oregon, for tlio rest
was he-low my habitat.
The next morning aro.se gray, clump, and
chilly. We were in the Columbia. It
won pleasant, after having been pent up in
our canyon for six mouths, to look at its
broad flood, and its broad bottoms on ci
ther baud. The mist Ininz in razeed
patches on the hill tops, or crept lazily tip
J their sides. Tho hills for the most part lie
t back from the river, eiulte a stretch of
marsh or low willow hind, nearly useless for
agricultural purposes, Intervening. Hut
sometimes they rise from tho water's edge
; in successive terraces of columnar basalt.
Sometimes, if my eyes did not deceive me,
; between the strata of basalt occurs a coarse
! sand-stone, very common in tho Willamette
valley. A.i we approached the mouth, the
contortion of tho rocks appeared to in
f crease, exhibiting surer signs of volcanic ac
S tion than I have seen nearer the mountains.
, I have never been able to account for this.
Indeed, what I have seen of the Cascade
I mountains is rather a hard nut for my lim-
Hod geological knowledge to crack. If
j they are tho result of volcanic upheaval,
why should not tho strata be broken, ns in
the Itocky Mountains? If the sand-stone,
which is intermixed with and underlies tlio
whole Imp formation, is a deposition from
water, why, in the successive depressions
and elevations that must have taken place,
were not the strata at least a little broken?
Yet 1 have never seen any evidence of gen-
I cral disturbance.
t .'.Wo passed by Astoria and Pacific City,
(the hitter consisting of one house,) both
; of which appear to have obtained their
J growth into the north channel, for tho
j southern o:ic is not tpiite safe except in calm
weather. L' we may believe some, its depth
s is gradually diminishing, and is changeable.
j Wc were scarcely yet across the bar, when
I was overtaken by that
!j ' sea change
Into somelliinj aiek an I strange,"
j the detestation of all land-lubber, nnd was
': compelled to retire from my post of obser
'i During the night wo went into Umpqna
harbor. I could not see very distinctly,
? but to the left stretched a sandy beach pur-
tially covered by stunted shrubbery, scat-
itered among which, near the water, were a
few low huts. This was terminated within
night by a well-timbered mountain. The
j right shore, ascending, rises more abruptly,
j and sustains a dense growth of fir. A few
' farms lio on both sides, apparently small
and in poor condition.
Port Orlbrd, our next stopping place, is
; a small collection of old houses, mostlv un
painted. I could see no indications of till-
f able land anywhere even the trees which
j commence their growth a little distance
4 back look stunted and dwarfed for want of
proper nourishment. Tlio Corpiille lies
; about thirty miles in the interior, but I
think affords no support to Port Orford.
tj On Saturday night at 10 o'clock we
rtood off Crescent City. It is perhaps
; half as large as Oregon City, situated at
the northern end of the harbor, and must
do a thriving business, as it is the point of
cappi fur fl lar2 mm'no district. To the
othcast streiJ'cs a sandy plain, through
i whieh iriud. the paci:- trail to the interior.
i'Tbeerestoit of the shore (n?m which the
i town takes its name) is continued la." into
j the ocean by a long line of peaks that rise
in succession from the water white the
resting-place of all sea-birds for oges.
These are all that remain of the rocky walls
' that once sheltered the harbor on either side,
j. The ship's boats were scut ashore, and di-
rectly returned with a crowd of passengers
: of all classes and conditions. Babies
t squalled and men swore. One woman was
sick, even to fainting, and another one
I drunk. Disgusted with the confusion, I
; left, and addressed myself to slumber.
AVIufo I came on deck the next morning I
, found that the wind, which had been here
jtofore strong and favorable, had, as our
avails swelled to leave Crescent City, chang
ed within five minutes from north to south,
J reducing our speed to a very low figure.
j AH that day it continued to baffle us, but
"CAl " a" Hu l- r 1
I Jiumoo Mt, liav is a Luce pocwei 01 water
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formed by a long stretch of rand
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. from north to south alinoit parol!
tb shore. At the north, tiis sand-bank
A Weekly iVewspnper, devoted to tlio Interests of tlio LnWing Classes, and advocating
high, and piled iu hills by tho wind, but to
the south it graduully descends, nnd is cot-
..P...1 u-Illi lltlt.. ...u. ..!.. p!...:t..M
WI " ""nii'io, niiiiimi iu uiose on
n.i-f ...!.. i .. ....
i.io umtuntm prairies oilil Hie .Molina ITai
tim, uasmiigiou lerritory lonnca l.y the
waves as they recede after liich tide. Here
stands a light-house, overlooking the wild
breakers. Humboldt Point, on which are L"". i T i'T", 1 7", W.f
. . , . ... Wltl1 Jui'r Elites, tliat it would elicit the
perched a few houses, cxtcuds from the requisition you have made on me.
shore, so as to leavo only a narrow but safe Happening recently at St. Louin, a friend
entrance for vessels. I think this is one oflR1,rglt(;il drive out to Judge Hates' rest-
tho most picturesqiio places that I
seen on the Pacific coast. It is valuable
chiefly as a lumbering place tho very
streets of tiie towns of which there arc no
less than four, well painted nnd thrift v.
tl. I. n.,M nntt,.,,i ..in. ci,
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urc paved with saw-dust. The water is as
smooth us glass, reflecting a lino of hills
clothed with tho greenest and densest of
lorcsts. wartns of birds, small and great,
fill tho air, or sit iu groups by the water
side. Here we received another crowd of
passengers, mostly Democratic politicians
returning to San Francisco after their late
campaign. Deliver me from a ship crowd
ed with Democratic politicians! There is
nothing offensive in language that is not
heard, nothing disgusting in the dirtiest
comers of the earth that is not seen! The
stinks that Coleridge found in Cologne arc
At Humboldt Day wo saw the last ver.
dure. Tho coast for the rest of the way is
brown and barren. "
Tho Golden Gate! Looking through a
could see the light-house above it, nnd the
lugged point of rock, white and red. which
ngiii. iujj uii tuu uiuiiinij; oi iiiu 1
marks the entrance. Py noon we had en-
4A.. 1 1. .4 ...I.! 1.l.4 1 e
tered tho gate winch lias stood open for ten
years to tlic hopes of its countless victims,
but stands closed forever ou how much of.
tlcv. J.itin T.vlv, r Ucnlueky.
A yoimj ptcaclicr of cotifcideriihle lalcnla
hi;i'iiiii.y Liiig iipp hiieil io pre.uh nt the etand
on mi nwoi-iuiion.il urcnMoii, took fur his text the
Von of wnicn., in Kn-kiei : And he troupht
e . ihrouRl. . .. w.ter, , the w.lm were lo the
iik'e. Apain lie iiio.ihcc.I a tliouaauil, mid
broaiilit m th ought
the walers wrre to iie
kin en. Apuiil he measured a thousand, mid
brought na- lliroiiyli ; the waters were to Ihe loins.
A jtiia Iu- ii.cu.h ired, uud the waters were ri&cn lo
The young prpuclier divide 1 It's auhjrct inio
four parts, iici-or ling to the depth of the water.
Anklc-dei-p W.18 the doctrine of repen anco. Kneo
dcop. of nssimiiice. llo had spiiilualizod and
ninkh d nlnnjr under II. Pie tivodivio niiH until near
ly an hour hud been consumed. 'I'uy'or wa sit
ting h hind him on I lie aland, with his head b wed.
and rest in.' on his hand. Ilia utiei- dis! kj to ail
spei'iiiaiive pic.iehiti( win well known, and hie
posture l-i -vealvd h s ili..'ipirihulion of the a rnnm.
I lie preacher e oseU rp Ins "oeund division " up to
the knees." "Thirdly," said tho preacher, " wo
fjou little deeper where Ihe waters reneh the
Iii'ih.'' Taylor ruisej up. pointed out his finger,
and, its though Ihe pri iielu r had ulmust gone be
yond iK-ai ing, called oat, " Young man. come
a-liore! you are deep enniipih, deep enough!"
The p eachors on ihu stand bowed the;r heads
on their hands to hide the smiies lliey could nut
restrain. The preicher turned round, completely
confounded, and met tin- ealin look of Tsylor, sol
emn ns the gruve. " May the Lord bless truth,
and pardon error," said the young mun, and eat
down in confusion. It wus a good lesfou, but ra
th. rn severe 0110.
On another o eusi m, a young mun, who was an
assistunt traehcr in Col. Johnson's Indian chol,
was appointed lo till the stand, 011 Sabbath, lit the
Klkliorn Association. It occurred nt Stamping
Ground. His text was, " What is man" llo an
nounced three divisions. Ills first division wus,
mm physically considered, which gave h 111 an
opportunity of showing all the knowledge he had of
anatomy. 'Taylor never preached over three quar
ters of un hour, lie uln ays preached the gospel.
It was evident that ha wus disgusted with the
wordy display the young orator wus making, and
many eyes were upon him to cce how he would
bear up under the ulllielion.
The preacher passed from hii first division, nn t
announced, " We shall consider, secondly, what is
nun, morally!'' Taylor ruse from his scut, delib
erately drew out Ins watuli, moved toward the fnuii
of tho stand, and exclaimed, loud enoush to 4) harlior improvements, Pacific Railroad, dis
heard by the vast concourse, "One hour gone, criminations in Tavor of American industry,
und Jotio forever, and nothing said , , t 1 1 1 1 1 1
There wus u painful pause, n, he deliberately &c- he declared, as he a ways has, his op
took his seat again. The preucher mumbled out position to continual mill persistent aglta-
a few confused words of npology for prcuching so ,
long, nnd tooK nn coat, ami .101111 urice, nuoso
turn it usu to follow, arose, nui continued the cx-
Why SUoutd a Man Swear 1
We can conceive of no reason why he should,
but of ten reasons why he should not:
1. It is meau. A man of high moral standing
w ould almost as soon steal a sheep nssweur.
2. It ia vulgar. Altogether too mean for a
eitremely unlit for human ears.
6. It is foolish. " Wane of decency is the want1
3. It is cowardly. Implying a fear either of not jeci, us .ur. minium omieu iu ins ineMuge, j o uuge iaies reiiiui huiiic personal popuiur
being believed or obeyed. to such amendments os time and experience j ity, and with State pride in favor of the first
4. It is ungentlemnniy. A gentleman, accord- njay prove the necessity of but with the candidate ever presented by Missouri for
lu(f co V.'cL'rr. gonieel mmi, well bred. Such yi anderstanding, to which he supposed ! the Presidency, who could doubt there
a one will no more swear than go into the street th( Dl.u)0cruta were also bound, by tho siilt? And with such a canvass as would
' 5. n?ulrDt. 'oSTS delicacy, and ! pledges of their statesmen, and the platform j be making in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana
of sense." fope. 'any more legislation on that exciting ques
7. h is abusive ta the mind that conceives the i .. J . , ...... r i,t..:.
oath, to th. consue that utter, it, and to the person
at w hom it is aimed.
8. It is venomous showing aman'i
heart to be
a nest of vinera : and every lime he swears, one of i
mem sticks out tin head
9 It is contemptible-
forfeiting tha respect of
Cbe wise ami good
10. Ic is wicked-violating the divino law, and
provoking the dirp'easute of Him who will not
holJ h"n C"""' """ ' Ta,n'
An interestins ene i. deribed by a cor-;
..r.t.. .mi.. Aih.r cv.ni .inmi h.
ing occurred at the recent commencement of Un-;
iou io.iege. ... "
lThb uV .enTlrmen, calling themlves
.. ,h. Doctor-, boy..- who had graduated coder i
him f fiu yean agi, most of thrm bearing the
weigtit of seventy e.rs. On ch. behalf f th.
- boys," n. Van W-tcliin, of Albany, j
rlv''co ha. "S? h
, ene i. enooeh t. twunt u memory for a life-!
..-.. . , ..,. .tut fifiv vears
1III1C. I UWii. VI ; , j -
ii ,,1(i .,rf. ar.rt in diehard wavsof the world,'
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runnintr i thus com ng back ana meeting arouna mwis' Lacked by the whole power Of tin
el witli " . ' J V V '.l ... istration, Dis ry n again ponrayea
w .i. .n...k m.,v if nvlhiniraA ilioRe C:ia OS . . , . j
ii 1 ar:r topi to poise ' nouacea its m V
ealie.l eiitovmeui, a icem.g inai mi ic- , .. : . ... .v-
OREGON CITY, OIIEOOX, 0CT015EK 1, 1859.
uu iMunn ta slavery an. niurr Vatu
- Corrt.punienttofth, Springfield Republican
Ciiicaoo, III., July 30, ln5l)
I accede to your renuest with pleasure
nltil0lgh I did not suppose when informing
ucnee, wlucli is just beyond the city limits,
iBim uooiii tour nines irom inctoun-jiousc.
there being a vacation in most of the
courts, ho wus enjoying a few days reluxa-
tion from the drudgery of his very large
practice, to which, during term time, he In
lioriously devotes himself; and wo had a
most deli'dilfiii visit of several hours. loot
iug through his fine garden, examining his
extensive granary and discussing the poli
tics of the day iu the most free uud uurc
I had not seen Mr. Hates sitiec tho great
harbor and river Convention in this city
twelve years ago, over which ho presided.
His umgiiilieeut speech at its adjournment,
which so entranced the stenographers, as
well as the audience, that no full report of
it wus ever written out, lingers on my mem
ory yet as a very masterpiece of eloquence,
and justifies tho eulogy of that veteran of
the press, lliurlow eed, tliat it deserves
n place iu the highest class of American or
atory, lie has changed iu personal appear
ance less than I expected to find, and his
irou constitution seems entirely unimpaired.
The grey hairs of ago are seen on his head,
but they by no menus predominate; and
nllhoiigh just (i.'i, his step is linn, his eye
clear, being able to read without spectacles,
rttul li!a li!ii.L.l tnnn na ctnlinli na mrwf i-irn.
1 hie, 8 tit 40
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j his mother not dying till DO, and a maiden i
'sister still living iu his house at 82. Ho,
1 1 .A lii in : 1 v ik n lnn--liVf'fl nnr
n,tr'llmtfS "'s vigorous heulth to con-
wv.l.Hvivi. yutliiwupu i niivuitl kl ' u
,is tl,ll)t,ralo ul,jits tt share of the
credit ) lor, not being blessed with a super-
Unity of tho world's goods, vnd having been
blessed, ns usual in such cases, with a large
family, having had sixteen children, he has
civeu a lanorious cue, ana scnooieu uunseii
lo.enioy me ions ot ins proiession. lie-
i '''hnliiig you, as he does, of tho statesmen
of the olden time, he has illustrated their
exaniiile by his own uncoiictrn for tho hon-
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.1 1 111 1 r 11
I nuuii nuiuu unvu ni-'t-u luiuiiiii
iuhiuuuii 11 uu iiuu uri-11 muing iu ui-uepi
them, he felt it a duty to his family to re
turn to President Fillmore, unaccepted, the
Cabinet appointment with which he was
honored in 1850; nnd although by no means
uu indifferent spectator of public affairs, he
has steadily through life regarded the pri
vate station as tho post of honor and inde
pendence. Awiiro too, us he is, that his
iiiiino is on many lips iu connection with the
Presidency, he never alluded to it iu our
whole conversation, although he spoke sev
eral times of the sad results which the coun
try might expect if the present Administra
tion was succeeded by one kindred to it in
sentiment, and of the auspicious future to
which a union of the Opposition might lead.
Mr. Hates converses freely and frankly
witlt his neighbors mid friends, ns ho always
has done, in regard to tho political condi
tion of the country. And I do not feel,
therefore, that I betray nny confidence in
giving you some points of our conversation
which limy be of interest in your section; es
pecially us I find his views urc well known
by leading men in St. Louis of all parties
with whom I conversed.
And first, let mo say that the paragraph
in his letter to the New York Whigs, dep
recating the agitation of " the negro ques
tion," has been by many misunderstood.
As the Whig party is tho only oue with
which he has been connected, he consented,
at the request of a Whig Committee, to
write the letter winch was published; and.
while stcrnlv condemn'm? the nlots for Cu-
ban annexation, Mexican protectorates, means bounded by party lines, would swell j t't'l,t1' (',;n- I'r0(;t01'. wlo played so itn-L-c.,
nnd defining his views as requested by it to 10.000. In the interior, his popular-' portant a part in tho lust war with Great
them on other questions, such as river and ity is equally eminent; and when you count J P.ritain, and who rendered himself so odious
tion on the slavery question. IJut Ins plan
for stopping that, agitation is to crush out
politically tiie Democratic party, which, ns
lie shows in the same letter, is continually
opening new lountains of discord on tliut
very tiiiestion. His own life is the best ex-!
cmplilicutiou of his position. A Ithongh 'years ago, lost the State by only 300, mid
not entirely satisfied with ail the details or! his majority in St. Louis wus but one or
4l.n nAi.mi'm..u h1iuil.lll.ns lW'.fl I.A.na f,..n4l,m.i......l 11i.L ..iu t . .1 .l
bliu luiiiji umioG iucuouiv.1 ui xuuv, ue n tiij .
willing to accept and abide by them, sub-
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01 llicir party in ir-., urni unuer no c,r-
curnstances should Congress be Ofkcd for
10 'TOr niuer klhoii ui v. u.ub. ;
ward. Mr. Douglas and the Democratic
rt,rlvr.a rf nt.n.rr't:ii'nn nnd rionPf rirn.
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of the time-honored Missouri Compromise, !
'which prohibited slavery in Kansas and Ne-
braska, J udge Bates openly resisted it, not ;
"J 'u u!. .'l"u.'' "ut " ,
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ate nrttc es in the St. 1.0ms paners. overnis
own well known signature, deprecating this1
oi an eauiiins uueauun :
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- tlt'rcll"IS'1a3 Uf , hs hM au"e. l"
constitationahty of that co.nprom..se-a..d .
appealing to the .outb to btund, in gwd i
faith, by its provisions.
: during the exntmg scenes in
Kans.cs, which followed for several years
sternly .po the perntin Klu.-y of
rierces Auiutu,m "";,
irnmntni was nresentcd totonzress. ani
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of his city;
I'aml the swindling and disgraceful Knglishl
- bill lie similarly rebuked. In a word, while
niiii't iriv ueniiiuir ncuec u iu u it.nmil uu ui
the slaury .gi.atfon, and protesting that
tho negro cpiestion ought not to be the gov-
erning, dominant question of the country,
lie bus neither preached nor practiced sub- moral lirrnkwuter against tlio fanatueisin
mission, and his letter, therefore, was uo f Southern extremists, for no party in that
more Intended to rrproaeh Republicans us State has been bold enough to favor the
a party, than himself as a num. He be- disunion sentiment which havo found toler
lieves that by exiling the Democratic party nth'n elsewhere. This fact tuny lie greatly
and its reckless plotters and ngitittors from attributed to the conservative, national and
power, nnd by inntulling in their place an patriotic course pursued by Joint Hell, and
Administration looking to the development ot'l,,r lnfn '10 have willingly followed his
of our present territory rather than ait ex- noble lend. During the progress of this
pnnsion in either a northern or southern di- j canvass, tho Opposition in Tennessee huvc
rection, setting its face liko a flint against not sought to court popularity by conceding
filibustering, and all other wild schemes of anything real or supposed expediency.
territorial aggrandizement, and fostering,
as far as possible, good feeling among all which any northern State might accept, and
sections of the Union, the government enn, which is quite ns liberul uud iuir and toltr
in n few years, bo restored to the policv. at that of PctinsUvunia. They have
and tho paths of its founders. opposod any policy of a sluvo code for the
It is ulreudy well kuown that he regards. Territories, ns they havo resolutely and
tho existence of slavery in Missouri as a unitedly resisted and denounced any scheme
misfortune, crippling its prosperity and re- looking lo the reopening of the sluve trade,
tnrding its growth; und he believes her des-j They agree with us upon tho Tariff, being
tincd by her position and her true Interests ; fur protection lor the sake of protection;
to become ultimately a free-labor State, I they desire retrenchment in the public ox
gradually, but none "the less surely. Ho penditurcs, In the abuses which have grown
did his part toward it a dozen years ago, "do tho administration of the government,
by educating tlio hist slave ho ever held, i There is no particle of principle which Rect
learning him the shoemaker's trade, emanei-
pating him ami sending him to Liberia.
And the aged sister, ot whom I before
spoke, living iu his house, and who once
owned 32 in nil, has been gradually for
ninny yeurs emancipating hers; till u" few
weeks ago, in the court of St. Louis, ns the
press of tliat city lias ulready shown, she
manumitted the few tluit were left, und
thus severed her connection uUo with tlio
As to tho sovereign power of Congress
nrer rlin 'I Vri'itnrii.ii flu. .Tmlr.n i..mr...L..1
... .....(..wail,., ii.k.jik.v IIIIIHI BUI
that he had learned it from tho greut men
of the past, Mr. Calhoun ulouo excepted.
and was too old to unlearn it now. Habit-
1 ll'HIT l.tllvllllllllUli 11 I'iUlvfllllU 1 L. H LI III I IIIU
'judiciary, he ncqui.U'l in the lint of the'
United States Supremo Court, dismissing
tho case of Deed Scott for want of jurisdic-i
tion, though his judgment did not concur!
with theirs. Hut tho long essays which,
i witnout any case Delore tlietn, -tlio Judges
I lion went on CO deliver, lit regnni to the'
constitutionality of tlio Missouri Coinpro-
tnise, nnd tho Constitution currying sluvery
into tiie Territories tx piojjria viporr, he re-
garded as extra judicial, and political, and
entitled to no more weight or authority
than the same number of speeches by emi
nent Senators iu the Lccotnpton debate,
lint I have not time for more extended
reinnikson our conversation, except to s:iy
extravagance of this Administration should I fllc,s rt,,"tio" (o 1,10 Jews '" t,ic U,,ito11
bo rebuked that tho "nationality" 0f i Stattg. The Jews iu this country,' the
slavery is a new invention, not over ten speaker said, now numbered about two
years old and that tlio slave-trade, now j hundred thousand. Tho attention of the
soshatmjessly reopcnetl; without even n JcW8 , Eliropo , turncd to Amt ou
Presidential proclamation against It, should, . , . . ... .
bo stopped by tho promptest and most en- of persecution to which they
ergetic execution of tlio luw. nre subjected in some countries on the ronti-
It is generally conceded by tho Ilcpuh-1 nciir, ttud a rapid increase of their numbers
licaiis in the North, that they do not expect' u.rc imly bo expected by immigration.
to curry any of the slave States in lSlitl. Ur . . r.i. i .1 .
I!ut this is not conceded in Missouri. The MuMy f the JcffH "! !'"" co".",rjr ""i 0W'!'-
hn TiniiL'Q fliA n-nrpriitnintr-tl inritintiMi nn.
Frcc-Stato party iu Missouri, ns the
St. Louis Democrat, their uble nnd pow -
cifid organ, has repeatedly stated of late,
man, mm j.rn,, nprnchf, on whom till i t,U! N",io,,nl Ho,IS0 ofli'T'-esentativcs, nre
opposed to the misrule and tho iniquities of, "'hercd iiniong the children of Abraham,
the Democracy can honorably unite; and j Instead of reading tiie Scriptures In the lle
they intend to pledge the electoral vote of : t,rew tongue, understood only as tho Itubbi
Missouri for hint if noniiii.-ited. Nor will'i. , ,-, ,, ,. ,
,, , .,,.,. .. , : .' 1 interprets it, many now use the Lug is 1
this be an idle pledge. Conversing with .' '. , , .
many of tho St. Louis Republicans, who ! xvrmn- lm class have introduced ninny
nre all lor him (Frank Uhtir, their irtillmit J reforms into their mode of worship they
champion and the St. Louis Democrat their j now have their choirs, their organs, nnd
powerful organ, included) nnd with a cum- thcir Sul.ljtalli Schools.
ber of Americana and Wings also, 1 found ,
none who put his majority in that single Death ok Gknkhai. Puoctoii. The
county at less than fl.UUO, and some believed ,,,,.. ,, ... .1,... ....,, ....
that his event nersnnal nniinlui-lti- lv nn
ne ucpuu.ica.1 vote, t ie Americans wi.o,
though he never joined the order, all venu-
rate him for his spotless chnracter nnd his
personal worth, tho Old-Line Whigs nnd j
Anti-Leconiptoit Democrats, you have n
phalanx which, with the Central Pacific i
ittiuivaii mnuu iiinj rivur iiiiiiioveuieiiLS,
would undoubtedly, with his nume, curry
the State. Mni. Ilollins. tho Onuosition
candidate for Governor of Missouri two
i.nv iiiuun.iiiii, 11 uu t IU leu I IIUIISIIIKI
majority iu St. Louis to start with, with
r.'i ii... i. i , ' .
n oum ou sum ueyouu all pcraiiveiuure,
The St. Louis people have given a qui-.-
,u, 1(J t,,e gu1(uy Li,lllor Xrajjc liy ,
;,i.i ...:.:i- ivi.ii.. 4t. ..t :....4
der uiscu.-.sioii, the Hon. Ldward I5utcs ad-
ilrf.ear.il CliA futlnviiifr li.fli.f in ta mat'mr.
y Hl Ti.ry Riirry, Bays Mt. Jiaicr, 10
.ar ti,at tu.re js allV wl.ason for 8 j,0pti-.
ar demonstration to uphold au institution '
m ttI1(.i(.nt( R0 6acredi M hwM) ond B0 Mc. i
. '.. ' . . .
tssary to the peace, the cotniort, and re- j
.,-.ri,.i.;i;) fi.ru i.tv th. v ,.22.214.171.124 h it.
r,dioii character as a holy dav oii"ht I
. - ' ' '
one to be sun eictit for ts r,roti t on in n 1
Christian community, but that failing, I
the laws of the land, rnado for its ae- j
CIlri,y on;,lt to be as strictly enforced as
t!,e iaWi for the protection of life and pro-1
pcrtr. yice 8tl,j -UM sre a,wa j,'
We-,Ild cumuIlltive. ,f tlie iSlfn(J UW8
are aelected or devpid, the laws of per-
.tons and protx-rtv will soon n inre the same
, - - .... -----
' fate, and Le enttti v dj,n-ran " I
ft ,., t ,.,... n a-. i..,i :
mil., hum vc i.uuiij U.AI I en rutrlj.
IZT B-gin hfe with little show von
may increase it afterwards.
tho side of Truth iu every issue
Tub Oi'TOxition Party iv Tks.ntsski!.
The Wushiii"lon corresnondi nt t" Indc-
. . .. .i ,
m ' 1 ",muu,i",,a -wl"
j American write:
" Tenneweo msy be considered a tort of
1 ll(,y nilopteil a plallorm at the outset,
j orates them from Northern men who desire
' 10 preserve our institutions miu to perpetn-
, "to 'C 1 11:011."
Ai'sTWAX Lossks. It is reported in the
French army that during the negotiations
for an armistice the Emperor of Austria
told Gen. Fleury that his loss iu the recent
battle wus enormous. Tho London Times
correspondent writes ns follows;
" There was certainly no secret mudu of
t in rnwln timilui'i.il liv tl.n il..l,int 1.1 s., f....
" .,v'iu..u JJ ,v IVMb HI 4 Villi
; ino. It was more than the most saiigiiini
! people among us dared to suppose. The
j Kmperor Francis .Tosejilt is reported to have
lA'Hl A V ll. 1 Ulll J llllll. tllU UllllIU U rHUCI'
ino cost the Austrian army 43,000 men,
I write it in full forty-fivo thousand men.
It would be almost incredible were there
not 1,1150 officers in tho hospitals of Vero-
' uu. The Kmperor is further repotted to
uuve fiaiu lo uen. r lenry 'A oui nepnuront
e saiil to lien, f leitry A 0111 ue vnuvont
lut'tr eoiure voire aritiime: Jt seems
j that the greatest losses wero sustained
j in the reserves, which, though placed fur-
ther off, were eveu tnoro cut thuii the first
Tick Jkws is Amkiiica. From a lecture
delivered by Dr. Morris J. Franklin, iu
Providence, lately, nnd reported in tho
j l'l I"""""1''" 'i iiuiiicimni positions in
l politics and business. Messrs. Video and
lleiijninin, of the U. S. Senate, nnd Messrs.
0vcr rm nm, ,r rt r
to lho American people, especially of the
, , ,. ,' ' , '
"or"Hvwl. by '"s cruelty. He commanded
tho ft-J regiment at the bailie of Fort F.rie,
and subsequently served in tlio campaign
along the Niagara frontier, and fur a long
time made Maiden the headquarters from
which, iu conjunction with his savage allies,
110 sulhtd forth to perpetrate oil manner of
outrages upon the Americttiis. lie 'died a
fcw WOcks since at his residence in Wales
suddenly, from disease of the heurt. Ho
had been sixty ycais in the army. In July,
1814, ho commanded the 82d before Fort
Erie; from September 2d, and throughout
the successive operations of the campaign
on the Niagara frontier. He received the
brevet promotion of lieutenant colonel for
his conduct in repelling the attack on tho
batteries and positiou before Fort Frie, ou
the lTth of September, IbU.JJuffulo
Convehteo to SrmnTAUsM. The Bos
ton Courier announces editoriully without
contradiction, the fuct of the circu
a report that Prof. Felton, or
Co) .lietinuuished for his G ree
b, ........,.,. , u,,.,n tviiioi-
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" j " "
tfr a-':'in,!t pirltualifm, has become a bc-
l- ' . .1 . i . . .
i er in inut oocirine. u not a niouum
"having found in the course of his researches
,ml the evidence was irresistible " A,
r . t. i ' ,.
" f'pl'osed to know something
of Prof. Felton's opinions-that paper Lav
ljM the channel through which, during
the last year or more, the able Professor
l, ,.b.. ..f i i 1... ..
.-i..y.. vui .11 iiiuuvici iuiii s, t'liiiuiiaiiy,
. .. .. "
against f-pir.tiial.nm th.i uticontradicU-d
announcement by that journal is rather re-
'mf.rkable than otherwise. Prof. Felton'a
. ADVERTISING KATK8.
One ik) a a re (1'Jliiiee or Uh, I ri vier niraicii') "lie
" " Iwu iunerlinlie, 4M
Kaih ulwrijuent lliwrlikti, 1,1'tl
Reaninutil JcJutlinin to tWr w ho uiluiliio ly
Tn ritnrniKTna or tiis AI'.GI'S ii nrrr
In inform die puh.ir llint lie hn jux rrrpiird it
urge mock of .lull TYI'K and oilier mw print
in if tiuili rial, and will he in the enly in rijit o
nit'litinni miiril to nil the r. r)nli -rt'-n'e eif th e Ic
inliiy. II AMI1II.1. lciMUIH, !.AMs,
CAItlW. C llttfl.AISS, I'AMrill.hT.Wl'liK
nnd oilier kimln, ilmie to oiitrr. on nhorl notice.
previous investigations of this subject had
been understood to hare been very full, and
they led him to oppose it as he did. Tho
Springfield Ilepublicnn, another violent op
po.cr of that doctrine, seems also to have
changed its opinion iu tho same way as the
ninoitla at Maiiara Vatts t'.arrlri a Man
Arvost na bis llai-k.
The DnlTalo Courier of A ng. 18 gives tin
account of the performances of Mons. Blon-
din on the two inch ropo stretched across
the Xingnru Itiver below tho Fulls, After
proceeding about ono hundred feet on tho
rope he stopped, swung one foot and then
the other, and then walking along fifteen or
twenty feet, stopped, and tUmd vprn hi
htad! head resting on the balancing
pol?, which lay nero?s the rope, the ends
supported upon the guy ropes. lie then
ran ulong the rope, stood upon his land
sat down turned nomsrsrlt backwards and
forwards, nnd proceeded to the middle of
the river where there arc no guys. Ho
hero laid down on the ropo on his buck nt
full length, stood on his head, laid his bal
ancing polo across the ropo and stood upoti
it with one foot, and buhinced it with the
other foot, his hands lying by his side. He
then passed along the rope to where the
guys ou the Canada sidu were fastened, and
laid down his balancing pole, and returned
with his body suspended beneath the rope,
running along with his hands and feet its an
tipe to the middle of tho rope, between tho
guys, llo here went through with all tho
feats attempted by tight rope performers,
such as hanging by one foot, then the other,
by oue hand, then chopping his body down
full length below the rope, nnd whirling
round, resting his breiist upon the rope, ami
with arms and legs extended us if in the act
of swimming, lie hung by both arms,
and then passed his body between his arms
und tho rope, und in fact performed nil feats
ever accomplished by the most agile tight
rope performers. Iteturning to where his
balancing polo was, ho took it up, and
crossed to the Canada bank, stopping sev
eral times to turn somersets, stand upon his
head, upon one foot, and to lay down upon
the rope. On reaching ' tho shore, he was
received with tremendous cheers from tho
crowd, and the locomotives on the bridge
und on both sides of the river responded
with their whistles.
M. Blondin occupied something over half
ait hour in crossing, most of tho time being
spent in his performances on the rope. llu
remained on the Cuiiada side to rest nnd
refresh himself somo fifteen or twenty min
utes, nnd again nppenred upon the rope.
This timo ho had his iigent, Mr. Henry
Colcord, a man weighing about 130 pounds
upon his back, uud his balancing polo in
his hands, llo proceded down the rop't
very slowly and cautiously, as if feeling
every filep, until ho was about ono hundred
feet from the Canada side, when Mr. Col
cord dismounted nnd stood upon the ropo
immediately behind iMr. Blondin. They
here remained lo rest probably three or four
minutes, when Mr. Colcord again mounted,
and Mr. Blondin proceeded, still walking
very slowly, und stopping occasionally to
bidaiico himself. They stopped five limes
in crossing, and each time Mr. Colcord dis
mounted, and 'again resumed his position.
Ho hud his arms around Mr. Biondin's neck
and his legs rested on tho balancing pole,
lie wus in hiH shirt sleeves, uud wore u
straw hat. About twenty-two minutes'
wiru occupied in accomplishing tho first
halt of Ihu rope, and the balance; in I wcuty,
making forty-two miuiiles from bunk to
For somo seconds before tho A inericnu
slioro wus reached the crowd gathered
around tho cud of the rope becaiuo very
noisy, and a good deal of excitement pre
vailed, and when lie reached the staging on
this hide safely the vast crowd shouted with
the greatest enthusiasm.
On reaching tlio landing Mr. IJIonditi
was much flushed and appeared very much
futigued, while M r. Colcord was pale but
did not betray any signs of fear. It was
about half pn::t six o'clock when ho reuched
this side, and the. Irtiini, which hud been
detained nnd were ready, started immedi
ately for their several destinations with
probably five thousand persons.
Compmit'nn of a Student at Olin Academy,
Clar.lamai County, Oregon.
Of all the expositors thut have extended
their excellent expositive expositions, riotto
have expounded the inexpoundaldc, Inex
orable letter X. But in exercising their
expositive exertions they have unexpectedly
exploded in expecting lo expose or expound
tho inexplainablo, examinable, exegc-'.ichl,
exemplary, exquisite, explicative, excflleni
letter X. So, to exonerate themselves
from tbo excessive btirduu of expecting to
explain the inexplicable, f,vt!ng, inex
pressible, Inextricable, iuexpirable, expedi
ent X, the exponents have ctcsc-d iu their
txigeuue to exK.-ct to expound the itiex
pluinablo X. So tho e-.veulputory e xpost
tor arc excusable for exculpating them
selves from farther extending explanatory
expositions in expecting to explain inexpli
cable X X.