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Tho dlh of Mr.hl Saull, l tlio J.
vtaed ftofiJ hljr.wo,cluira wo boilers
ill carter of Mapoletn'i gmt mllinry
ohlfftiint; lie waa born la 17(10, ilia same
jaar whiohgam birth lo hla own graal
otptaln, and la lb great military opponent
eftham both, I he Duke of Wellington, who
leeks hearty enough to live through anoth-
tins ration. Marshal Soull died on the
0th Ultimo, lie had lived retired elaoe
1849, at his seat at Si. Araiand, In.tbVen.
joyatenl of boundless famo and ample far.
tr Al the last term or the Henry Cireoh
Court, Ky., a jury rendered o terdlot.of
,10,000 aasjiul Mastroa Roberts, for
lanaertng a young lady or Shelby ooun. I
Heavy cenaiuiy out no
oubt the verdlol waa a rlghtstus one,
OtrTlie preepeot of feeding the Ohio
river froaa Lf ke Erie, through: the Alle
Jtkoly, baa again been broaohed but is
Jahown l be Irapraotloable, from tho faot
ha fVM at FltUburg ths rlvvr Is about
ieVfeet abate 1ieUke.
t' li Hpwtalor,
In the Orrnonlnt, of Feb. Ulli, Is an ar
llele beaded aa above. If tho elatemenl
ouatalned In lkn reinarke are true. It la
certainly "disgraceful," and calls far the
severest aualikmeat. Hut, sir, the editor
that will publish auuh an article In hit
payer, without the best of evident, Is
raois la b dreaded than tba men and cem
muoity he atleiapl lo slander.
The editor eaya lie la fumlshtd with ths
uanss of men who "cams near fighting
over the dead tody of I). It. Luther, a
bout the division of ihe money fouad up
oo hleperaon." To aay that the man who
furui.ked him tk namee or who wrote
tha communication cuntalniag auoh a
atatemrnt ie a liar, would be no satisfac
tion, and probably would nit even cause
him to blush for his dastarJIy conduct, -
Ae truth oanuol be Injured by a lie, neith
er can a plain utalmnent of (act Injure an
honrit man, wr, of Clsl I'laiiu are
ready for tho investigation, ami wo claim
if the editor of the Oregonlau, and aak
all olliors who havo been induced to give
any credit to tho article above referred lo,
lo ijhu uia fair hearing mtlila matter.
The names of tlio pertotm concerned in
the finding of the body of I). It. I.mlier,
I shall give, together with llm ciroum
Maine connected with thii "tmfullj kor
rul IraiMtttof," m we wiril'jaiMihd
On Saturday morning, l-'eb 7, 0 o'c'k,
Sylvanus Condit rod to the U'sch one
mile west cf bin uncle Alvs Condit's
Iiouip; hn iiOtieed llt persona 'had been
atung on the Uracil at ln;li wUT. Oppu
ite Ihe claim of Mr Julm irwit he fuuml
a boJ) dfstiounted to examine It
thought it would not be right for him to
touch it as he ws alone, lie remounted
and rtturnetta,! oiicclo hit uncle's house,
told him lie had found' body upon the
beach; Aiva Condll , "ho must have
sumo person ltli us In take cire. of this
body; sent hi boy to Cspt. Itobinson and
to Kj. lioerheart, (nr their atnttance;
sent his asphew directly back lo the beach
lo sec that the body waa nut disturbed till
assistance arrived, started himself with
Ills n team lor the beach. Kylvanus
Oeadit on arriving on Ihe beach found ths
body had been turned over, ho tracked an
Indiauasbe supposed, through ilia saud,
and into the grass; his undo arrived with
the wagon, lh waited a short time, Ktq.
(Seerbeart arrived, tney waited still for
It., who told the boy Its could not come;
tha lids by this time begsn to flood. , The
body was placed in tho wagon and carried
lo Mr. Gondii's house, by tho three nam
ed. Ttiey there laid out Ihe body, ejain.
luru his clothes and person, and found up
on the lowe'r part of the bosom of the
shirt "lit It. l.uther," upon a leather belt
abaft his body. "I. 11 l.uther," in tho
belt eight California fifty dollar o1d pie
ces, In hi pocl-et one dollar and twenty
cents, riwj. (Jeerheart received tho tno.
ney m charge in the presence or llio two
Condit's. AUaCoudit vunt to his usual
ds)s lsbor;S)ltsnusand l'.). Ueerhearl
to making the colli n. In alxiut in min
utes the son nf Ueerhearl, who had been
totd by hla father in the. morning to go
early Vnd look if any bodies came ashore,
and if he found any menoy er watches on
them tn lake it and brini it borne with him
for If he did not Ihe Indians would strip
them before he could take caro of them.
This lad who Is about 14 years, told hla
fajksr he had fnuud a body on lha beach,
and had laknn from It a gold tcli, a live
hooter niatol. a nocktt case, and a uurse
1 with money In It, he did not know hew
(.muchfor he had not opened it, his moth
er had opened the paper case and taken
oul the papers lo dry. The father sent
the boy Immedjs'.ely fur the purse, and
found in it tnt) 00 In gold and silver: -a
five dollar gold piece was found among
Ihe papers, all ol which n-mained In thu
hands of Ksq. (Jcerhoari.
The body nf Mr. Luther waa carried to
the I'resbyisriau meeting house on Sab
bath mornin, l'eb, Oili. A funeral ser
mon waa preached by He v. L. Thompson,
assisted by Kcv. J. O. lUvncr or tho
Mslhodisl Church. Mr. T. learning that
Mr. Luther while lit lug Mas conuculcd
with tho Kpiscnpal Church, reid the ser
vices of that church ut Ihr grave.
On ntonday morning, I accampanied
Mr. i'owol lo see ihe persons who had
sound the body of Mr. Luther and othtra.
Mr. I'owel presented a paper from the
comigneea authorizing him lu lake charge
ol any proporty ho might find belonging
to the wreck of tho den. Warren. This
japor waa coniidored by those who bad
round bodies and nronorty belonclna to
the passsogsrs ol that vessel, aa of no a,
ceunt, aad did not authorlaa Mr. Towel
to administer upon the cstal of any ons.
Mr. P. clalmtd that the property ahouU
be givsn lo him as agent of Hewitt ie Co.
aa per his paper. Ksq. Ossrbrart, it,
W. Morrison, Hawkins and Wallace, ho
had (bund property said by Mr. Finch to
belong to tha estato of I). R. Lu liter, re
fused o give it to tills agent unless he
task out letters uf administration, wbioh
Mr. I'iaoh waa advlssd to, and did take
ut. The properly has all beta given up
u Mr, rinon, aa administrator, eaon one
reeeivlnc only what Mr. rowel aaid waa
customary and lawful for them to receive.
it inert u snyining "augrtcytu" in
llili matter, when- does It come from' -
Wlto are tha "Aavsxu" Ike "land plroUi,"
thai tha editor araejiltss to use all the)
power he possesses te "brand with Infamy
1mm ma mJ ar,ti nn.l.a In I Si A Mlliav '
., viav n v. t.n. wuuill v ,v M.aaa. .
Aa a cillaen of Clateov, I dsmand of him
la give Iho names, I am well aware that,
a Jutland impartial euMlo wilt do right ia
this matter, II they are alowed t Inow
Ihe facu aa they reslly'-ssiit, I doubt
not every cilltsn in Oregon except
oorrespunle'n! of the editor ef the 0'
nian, aud possibly the editor will Jain with
ine in eavinr, sham, aha me on tha eor-
respondent and ediler who will publish so
base a slander. Is ihere n law, by the
enforclag of which these sgsnts and par
sens claiming property from wrecks can
recover M, without retort lag to this whole
ealo newspaper slander upon a continual
ly! Allow mo to aay, that 30 bodies bewa
already -come on short. If lha dllseM
of Clatsop are what they are represented
In be can you Imagine their reeling, I can
tell you mine, when I went a day or two
since, and found two parts of bodies, or
rather the bones of one, less the head, the
tlio tody or tho other, lets the firth
from tho face and skull, ths flesh in a pu
trid stats, it was thst we are al this mo
ment in a chi.rnel hutiso. Humanity calls
upon Jslo give the minding sheet to the
ileii, while avioer ia leattintf upon our
character abroad. Eighteen of the 'JO
bodies had scarcely any thing on them, ex
cept fragments uf their garments, it it im
possible to identify them. The skeleton
had a strong ropt) am around the walsle,
indicating that Iho person had while on
tho wreck fattened Ida body to some apar
or plank Itom which it had been dashed
by lh action of tho aurf.
Under any circumstances a wreck, en
our bsrur along our cnast is dreadful.
That of the tiuu. Warren is peculiarly so,
tti lives, many of them our Icllow citizens
and acquainlsntes, in a momenta wero
wallowed up in the contending waves nf
the ocean and Uolumli.a. audi ol tneir
bodies as have come on shoro hate been
committed to the cravo. The shock lias
been more or lets felt all over our coun
try; It It momentary vlaawhi-re, and will
soon be fursnllen, Idjft with ua it ia not so.
Fragments of the vessel, of property, aud
bodies or men, keep Ibis drcsdlul judg.
ment in mind.
As to property, all that haa yet come
on shore, would not give the 43 bodies a
deoontburial. It Is eoldebartity to labor
with all our might lo give lha dead a d
earn burial and because -.: H our citi
zens receivo what they are told by those
who proress lo know, li their just right,
thtn to V slsndered liausa some vile
person it not fully satisfied with men, in
doinc tho best tbsy can.
I boldly affirm that there is not a man
In Clatsop who will not give up every ilol.
lar's worth of property no hss found, lo
any person properly authorised to re;eive
it, when he it asked lo do so. And the
men who sfl'.rmt to tho contrary, will be
prmpU a raltiher without an exception.
This communication is unavoidably
Ions, much mote could and perhaps ouuht
to lie said in justification of tho people of
Clatsop. We are well aware who nur
ulandcrur it, and for the sake of those we
know to bo innocent, with whom he Is
connected we would say, "let his name
be forgotten and let anothor take his
Since writing the above. I hate learned
from 12. tieerhcart, lh.at on the Alh of
feu. one day iierore tlm body ol l,uthsr
came ashore, Mr. Finch came to hit house
and made oath thai Luther had requested
him before he left the ship, that II he was
saved and cuttier drowned, thai lie t,Mr.
Finch,) -should lake care of hit property
and send it back to hia friends. Mr. F.
also requested Esq. Ueerhearl lo watch
tha beach and take care of tha dead, and
take the property that might coma ashore
on the body ofNLiilhcr, aa ha knew he had
considerable moncy This request of Mr.
F. is Ihe reason why lha Dot- wss charged
lo do as he did, on finding the body of Lu
ther. There was no quarrsl, or "coming
near a quarrel," over his dead bridy, nor
about tho division of tho proporty, as is
well knonn by all who know the persons
who found It.
With great respect, I subscribe myself,
respectfully, a friend to truth.
W. II. URAY.
Feb. 54, 1S5
Mr. Everett, in lha courta nf hla re
marks al the festival oa the Boston Com
mon, on Friday, alluding tq, railroads,
said with emphasle, " it la unnecessary to
pursue the subject; ttitroaii tpeak or
tnenutlMM.'" At this moment tho tttnta
rian steam-whittle of the Providence
oars, whloh wero then Just entering the
depot, blew a blast so Una and loud aad
"At if the fiends from Heaven that fell,
Had raited the bsnnsrory ef hell,"
which atartlad tha vast assemblage, and
furnished a oonvloclag aad a stunning
rroof of tha truth of lha orate'-': rrmarkl
I la unasnoesary to aay tha Inoidsnt was
greeted with litmtndueue ohetn I
03" A touotry editor thlnkt that Co
lumbua ia ntl entitled lo much credit tor
discovering Amorica, atlht country la eo
large iie'vouia not won nsve mimciit.
thittof hies are
akH allnst osstsss tlfsyssMsV
Nusro la a mystery. I have avar boon
pactled to Imagine bat tbtro could bo
In tho asraping of catgut, tha elaafOrofa
kallohMrutnet,'or tho thrauaaalaf of
ivory ksys, that ahoutd move ovary tool.
Ing ol iho aoul. Tho root ia iaextiloable;
aad lata Inexplicable than oiagolar that
roaaon, eaaeioa, kladsoet may all toll In
eubduiag ruggod aaaa; aad yet a few bar
moaloua teats eeotbc him to complete gea
tlswaos. For how many purposes bat mutlo basn
used. The rsllgisut aaatmbly tuns tbalr
aoof s of araiao by Ita aid, aad sound loud
Mlkoma tetamsMflod with the aote of
tba pealing tyrgoo or tho gram base -viol
latiea of Ulltwsot 1aad
IJUJ, . . . .
.njliiaj( unspjirupriaiv lu u. iusiw
perhaps Ihe most pleatant and refined fa
vor conferred by an; now ought not the
best things of tarth to bo made, servicea
ble In rendering thanks la tho Creator?
Tho general, marching to the battle
field, takes music for ons of his chief ser
vants. He applies tho notes of the fife lo
drown all note ef the future in hit sol
dier's minds tho tsp of the drum that
they may nut dread having their blood
tapped by the enemy and tho blast of
the trumpet to blow away their fear and
hesitation. Music is thus perverted to
nerve up man o kill his fellow man, cool
ly and without compunction. It ia "spirit-stirring,"
aud it literally gives ihe ovil
ipirit of carnage a crimson pool lo stir in.
Music In the social circle is lo mo lha
most delightful. Thsre it drives dull
care away, touches the too hilarious with
soothing melody, and routes Iho sluggish
mind. How pleasant lo the ohild tha
first tune! How warm are tho rhothtr'i
as she listens to well. remembered song ol
her early home! How deep is the cur
rent of the father's feelings aa somo gay
air recalls his Ireakith days! It ia iu this
place, mere particularly, thai it seemt to
lulhll Us legitimate object. Hera II ele
vates, polishes, and softens. Here it dis
pels falisu-, auxiety, and (loom. Here
it cheers, amuaes, and dslights. And,
best of all earthly pleasures, it may be
without the sting which follows excess or
In lha ball roam the animation which
aomo lively jig puta into the dancers' heals
Is another of lha resultsof mutlo. There
is truly a strange sympathy between the
horse. hslrof the fiddler's bow and their
limbs, for both keep tlmo exactly. Whe:h
er It be owing to Mesmerism or not, doc
ors disagree. Rut it is certain that the
hair and strings pf the tioliu made into a
whip and laid about their legs, could not
produce qnicker motions. I think this
might be a good punishment for those who
keep up their revelt too late. If music
is wrongly used, or ustd too much, let
tho instrument by which it it produced be
mado a weapon of chastisement.
Release ol Iko Cstban Frlsosicr.
Tho news from Spain is that the Queen
has pardoned all the prisoners taken in
the Cuban invasion. For this act nfetetn.
ency they may thank the United States
Uovernment, which has perseveringly in.
lercedcd in tbcil behalf, notwithstanding
they had forfeited, by their acts, all right
to any such intercession. The clemenoy
of the Queen, in this imilancc, is exercised
more as an act of friendship towards Ihe
United Slates than from any particular
claim upon its mercy which the offenders
could themselves present, and under all
Ihe circumstances, the good-will exhibited
is a remarkable instance of generosity.
We see in connection with this subject,
that Consul Owen has published a Jong
defence of himself against the charges
which Iht filllbutter press have at perti
naciously urged against him. Ho insists
that ho did all that was compellable with
the clroumstsnccs under which the prison
ers woio pltctd and the limited powers
with nhich ho sa himself In vested. He
publishes a copy cf tho letter he address,
ed to the Captain.Ganoral, soliciting the
lives ol the fifty pri-oncrn who were sen
tenced to bo shot, or in the event that that
could not be granted asking Ihat their ex
ecution might bo deferred. To this the
Captain. General replica that tho men cap.
lured are not American citizens or citizens
of any other nation, but pirates, and that
he cannot permit any interference in re.
card to their fate from Mr. Owen or any
ather resident Couutul. la regard to tha
prlsonsrt who 'wars subsequently cantur-
ad Mr. Owea asserts that he did every.
thing e tha utmost of hla ability to allevi
ate their ooaditlon and administer U their
wants, furnishing them with food, clothing
ana otnsr necessaries out ot hit private
funds. Ho alto publishes loiter from
Mr. Thrasher, written oa tbo sve of hut
departure far Spain, la whloh ho saya to
Mr. Owen : I bavo to thank you, whloh
I do most sincerely, aot only for your ox.
ertiopa in my behalf, which wo can only
regret having been uuavalllaa, but alao
for many acta of klpdnaaa which you hava
extended to me."
Ptownto. Never plow wot lead ia wtt
weather, muoh lata barrow tuch, not whoa
It la wet la itself. Plow deep by dag root,
aad manure aa you deeaon. And, instead
eflheeipsuilvs horse, employ tho profltaM'
bio ex, "
risstun SastataJ latstagsssMt,
LwiiisTfriu away dowm oast,
Bute oT MaUe.'Sept. 39, 1B0O. )
Mi. Gaum dt Sutomi My doarotd
friends, Ifyou are yet la Ike lavd of livla,
I long to have Iktlo talk with you about
the atsUra of tbo aatlon. Aad If you
alot m tho laod of tha llvlo', but bora
dropped etT oinoa I'to boon away at tbo
golddlggiMofCaJlavoy, if yaoli ao
Iriva to let mo know ii III go to eoe of tbo
"sperU raMtrt" (cousin nabby knows
oao of 'ow) and try to havo a chat with
you that way. And mi eld friend Mr.
Ritchie, too, l-warft to bavt a chat aloag
with him. But I don't bnow where to
find bim, for uncle Joshua telle mo bo Isn't
la Jhc Washington TJnlaa paper now, aad
iney v --earnoa am Met to old virgin
St.?1 ff.wlk.i'. m ki. !. y -
try gel along through a Presidential cam-
palgn without Mr. Kltchier I hey never
have done it, and It can't ba done; it's
Impossible. I don't know who they've
got in bis place In tho Union, nor do I
care; but I know they never will find ooo
lhat can fight agin the Federalists Ilka
Mr. Ritchie. How many times he's saved
the country from beln' oat up by Federal
ists: and. what's very 'remarkable, be
could right agla 'am for years and years
after they waa all dead, jest aa well as he
could when they wera alive.
Thore'a to be a treat battle for tho next
President, and we can't gel along without
Mr. Ritchie. Ha ought not to a gone off
eo; ho owed hie services to the country,
and lie ought to be kelchtd and brought
back to Washington under tho "fugitive
slave law." I hat law is carried out ev.
ory where here to the North, and wo ex
pect It to be carried out to the south.
What is aass far goose Is ssss for gander.
if the South wants lo keep the North in
the Union, she must givo some good strong
proof that she is willisg to carry out the
fugitive slave law. And she could 'nt do
It any better than to ketoh Mr. Ritchie and
carryhim back lo Washington, and ahet
hiov upin the Union paper office, and tie
him down In the editorial chair, and put a
ream of paper before him and a pen In his
hand, aud set him to writing about the
next Presidency. Then tba dark fog
which now hangs evsr iho whole country
would becin to be Mowed away, and par
ties would begin lo aeo where ihey are a
goin; and the knots and the aaarla of poli
tics would begin lobe unravoled, to that
we could tell where to lake hold and pun
with a fair ohance of doing eome good.
Then we might stand a good chance to
gel a Preaident next year. But ae things
now go the chance looks slim enough.
Times isn't new aa Ihey used to bo,
when we hadn't only two partita, and ev
ery body ceuld tell who he was fightin a.
ginst. Then a single blast from Major
lien Kussel in the old Uosten Centinel
would call out all lha Federalists in ths
country, and make em draw up in a
straight line; and the another blast from
Mr. Ritchie, in Ike Richmond Fnquirer,
would call out all iho Republicans Into
another lino and when these two par
ties were called out there wasn't nobody
left but women aad children and then
the fro f artiea had a dear fight, and Ihey
alwaya knew which got whipt. But thinge
Isn I so uow.a-dayt. There a nwro par
lies aow than you oao shake a slick at.
And they face in all manner ef ways, so
that when you're fit htln for on party it
would puzzle a Philadelpby lawyer to tell
what partita you are fiightin against, or
to tell who it whtpt when the battle a ever.
I didn't know things was in quite eo bad a
anarl till I got home tolher day from Cal
iforny. aad aot down and had a long talk
with Uncle Joshua, who told ma all about
il. Uncle Joshua ia getting old, bul ht
holdt lila age remarkable wen; I tiuoK iuii
equal to Mr. Ritchie, and I don't toe but
he keepa the run of politics aa well at ht
8aya 1, "Uncle Jeahua whit's tbo pros
pect about Ihe Presideooyf "
"Well," saya he, "Major" he alwaya
calls me Major oavaht, "Major, thsre
aint no pro"?', s. s2l."
"How sol" says I, "hew oaa you make
"Well," aayt he, "ibere'e ae many par.
Ilea now, ana they are all eo mixed up,
higgledy-piggledy, that you can't too thro'
'am with the Ungatt spyglass lhat ever
was mads. That'a why there atal no
prospect at all."
"Well. new. Uaoui,JeahalM saya I,
"jest name over all tbtee parties, so 1 oaa
begin to have aeme idea of them."
"Well." saya he Hwo'll oagln first
Seuth-kNo of MaeoB aoJLDixon'a line.
There's the eld Whitr party, end Ihe old
Demooratie party, and tho party of Union
Whi aad the party ef Secession Whigs,
aad the party ot union Dtmoorata, and
tbo party of iaotealoa Dtaoocrata, aad tbo
party or Corporatlou Seeeoaienltte. And
than If wo ootne to the North-tide ef Ma.
eon and Dixoa'allne, wo And tba regular
Oemooratio party, aad tno regular whig
nart. and tha Union Whits, and tbo Ab.
olitloa Whlge, andttha Ualea Democrats,
aad the Silver-grey naiga, asm tno woi.
Ivhead Whit, aad tba Hunker Demo-
eraia. and tbo Baraburaar Democrats, and
the Seward party, and tba Union Safely
Committee, party, ami me regular creo
Silo party, aad tbo rvfukr Tow twit.
' Hew Kefc Jooht psWa'titiiei'attsl
Aant Ksatah laid dWa) bar IMla wasb.
ami looked ever bar aoerau site; mad' tun
abo te mo, ,"Yoar,Uaala Joaema attaa) bate
a wonderful enemofy to beep fU tbaaa
bard names in bit bead, for aay put,.!
doat'l aeo bow badotolt.M TkM Ma)ee
Nabby oho elappod bar btutaa aa htsejt.
ed, aad eaya abo, "Now, ewaeht Jaaft,
whloh party do yetj beleag let" , -
aval. -Ill be baafoaTif I fasew. . JeT
tbo old Olaaral tree allre-I ttmta eU
Hickory I'd go wHiWeparty, letfe la
wbioh it woVht; for thoa 1 ahamM btwvl
waa going for tbo ooamry. TtMaaotMaV
eral waa alwaya ready lo tgbt flat lha
ceoatry agaiaat Bank asoaetera, aad Kaf
liaeatlea meatier, aad all aorta of etsV
' "WM-WW Vaa eiM,ref
make afreelRntTwrla fllssstaTTalT!
field, figktlng crow-beaded, aad catty-oof
ners, and every which way!" "
"I am euro I can't see," aayt I. "aalrdo
we can get up a parly that will ourrasjad
ihe whole of 'em, aa tbo Irish 0070!
surrounded the half-dozsn aoldiera tbtt
ha took prisoners."
"What do you think of Mr. Celhere
plan," said Unele Jeebaa, "that'a udamt
In bis works jest published."
"What's that,'1 eaya I. "I dsn't IbJak
I've heard of h." fc
"Well," says hr, "he reoemmende to
choose tea Prssidsots, one for the North
and one for the South, each aide of Maaoa
and Dixon's line, and no law of Coogreae
10 become a law till it is signed by both
Presidents. How do yoq think that would
"Well, I guess," says I, "If tba ex.
try depended upon laws to lisaou, it we'd
starve to death as sure as the am betoeaa
two bjodlesof hay." '
At thai cousin Nabby spoke up, aa
says she, "More like the country weald
be like a bundle of hay between twoaaaoa
and would gtteal up pretty quick." ,, .
Uncle Joshua couldn't help eoail!nf,bat
he looked around MoUrabecodd,ae)d
saya he, "Come, come, Nabby, you bask
up; what do you know about poutsaaf " .
"Well, now," says I, "let ua look at
this plau of Mr. Calhoun's little, aad ,
see what II amounts to. Ills notion rak
that there was two parties, one North aaC
one South of Mason and Dixoo'a llao, aad
that under oao Prsseat they never oasjet
agree, but wottVJ' alwaya bo oiarrelsf
and fightin' and crowding; but If oaoai
party would choose a Pretsdemvtboa they
would get amng smooth and quiet, and
live at peaceable as lambs. Now, if the
doctrine is good for two parties, it ia goad
for twenty. So, il Mr. Calhoun waa right,
the bcal.way vyould be to 1st the twenty
parties, that arc now quarreling liko cats
and dogs, go to wera and each party
choose a President for itself. Then what
a happy, paaeeable time wo should hara
"Well, you've (airly run It iato the
f round, now," says Uncle Joshua, "aad
guess we may at well lot it stunt there.
I'm mora troubled about electing oaa
President than I am about two or tweeny
and I'd like to get your idea bow It oaa
be done. I know Ueueral Jacket eteed
tothlnk a great deal of your spiaieav aad
maybe you ean contrive eome plan te gat
us all out of ibis hurly burly that wo are
in, eo that we can make a President aext
when the time comae round."
"Well," says I, "Uacle Joshua, aaoor.
ding to what you aay about tbo partita
now-siisys, ell eplit up into flinders, aad
cress-gvaiuad every way, I doa't thlak
lliere'a much cbaooe for any ol them to
elect a Prtsidsnt, especially if Mr. BJtebo
doa't help. Out for all that, I think tha
thing can be dene, aad I think there la Hr
waya of doing it. Oaa way ie, te got p
a new parly that shall aurround all tba
other partlet I mean a raaloeastitutlea.
al party that will ataad up to tbo rack,
fodder or no fodder, and go for tba Uakto
tha whole Union, aud aothiag but tha Ua-ioe,lic.-d!i.
Thia party would hav
lobe made up out or tbo twenty) partie
yau have named, eo I gutea we might aa
well call it tho party of 'National Com
"Tha tether way would be to, to got t
a sort of rav'elution-annaxatia-maaist-party,
aud have a great baaaer palatad,
with Cuba on one end aad Quiada' aa
'tother, aad what there ie left of MaaJoo
in tho middle; and got up great tataev
light prooeeaioafram oa and of tha ooay
try to the othr, aad biro Komuth, whan
ho gets over here to make atump spooah
ee Tor our 'candidate through all tha
Stataa. If wo dld'at elect Urn, I'd phi.
te rtUraoy and settle oa the basks efialt
River for life."
Well, Major,".says Uaolo Joshua. 'l
think a goad deal of your node, al I
wish you would tblak tho maker avar,
and draw up eome plan for at to gi by,
far It It high time wo waa doing aom.
Be, Mr.Galesd.8eo4a,IraasaJa, ,T
Tour old frioad,
MAJOR JACK DOWNING. r ,
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