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GAyJPOIIS
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published by James Harper.
"Truth and Justice"
tAt $1 60 la Ad ranee.
Volume XV. Number 36.
GALLJPOLIS, OHIO, AUGUST 8, 1850.
-Whole Number 764.
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The Prayer of the Betrothed.
- A lady in the St. Louis Union, over
the signature of Inez, portrays her
thoughts in the following most beauti
fill verses, on the eve of her marriage:
Father, I come before Thy throne,
With low and bended knee,
To thank Thee, with a grateful tone,
For all Thy love to me.
Forgive me, if my heart this hour,
I give not all to Thee,
For deep affection's mighty power
Divides it now with Thee.
Thou knowest, Father, every thought
That wakes within my breast,
And how this heart has vainly sought
To keep its love suppressed.
Yet when the idol, worshipped one,
Sits fondly by my side,
And breathes the vows I cannot shun,
To me, his destined bride
Forgive me, if the loving kiss,
He leaves upon my brow,
Is thought of in an hour like this, ,
And thrills me even now.
He's chosen me to be his love
And comforter through life;
Enable me, oh God, to prove
A loving, faithful wile.
He knows not, Father, all the deep
- Affections I control
The thousand loving thoughts that sweep
iiesistless o'er my soul. -He
knows not each deep fount of love
That gushes warm and free;
Nor can he ever, ever prove
. My warm idolatry.
Then guard him, Father round his way
- xny cnoicest blessing cast.
And render each successive day
Still happier than the last.
And, Father, grant us so to live,
That when this life is o'er, .
Within the happy home you give,
. We'll meet to part no more.
Chinese Law.
One of the "Celestials" at San
Francisco, As-SiNa by name, the
keeper of a restaurat, left open a cess
pool on his premises, into which a
citizen chanced to fall, and therefore
the citizen sued the Celestial for dam
ages. The Celestial interposed the
following Chinese Law, in his de
fence, and the proceedings were drop
ped: - . . . ,
- "By the laws of the Celestial Em
pi! e, which have been in- force from
the time of Confucius to the reign of
this present illustrious Taukwang, it
is provided that when a man tres
passes upcn another's ground, and
thereby falleth into a sink, he shall
get nothing but dirty clothes, unless
he happeneth to be an outside bar
barian, in which case he shall also
get laughed at. As -Sing believes
those laws still in force in all parts
of the world, and also in California."
a
so
A XJEAUTIFITI. KEPLY. -A yOUHg
girl about seven years of age, was
asked by an atheist, how large she
supposed her trod to be; to which
she with admirable readiness replied:
"He is so great that the heavens can
not contain him, and yet so kindly
condescending, as to dwell in my
little heart."
, A little girl, walking one day with
her mother in a grave-yard, reading
one after another the praise? of those
who slept beneath, said: "I wonder
where they bury the sinners!"
Boy Destroyed by a Beau. A
. most singular and unfortunate event
occurred in the iear of the Catholic
Chapel hi Portland, (N. B.) on Tues
day last. It appears that two young
lads went about a mile into the woods
for the purpose of picking berries,
when a bear deliberately walked from
the thicket and carried one of them
off. . The ill-fated lad was between
11 and 12 years of age, the son of a
laboring man named Coyle, who
thus without ft moment's notice was
deprived of a promising boy. Search
was afterwards made, and the muti
lated remains were discovered. The
bear was accompanied by a cub, and
was eviaemiy its aara, f
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Chinese Law. Mr. Clay's Speech.
The speech of Mrl Clay, delivered
in the Senate on Monday, is publish
ed in full in the Intelligencer and
Union. It, together with the subse
quent debate, fills more than thirteen
columns of those papers. The speech
will no doubt be published, in pam
phlet, and widely distributed. The
following are the closing passages
of the main speech. . They are in
Mr. Clay's happiest style: .
Mr. President, I .wish I had the
physical power to give utterance to
the many, many ideas which 1 still
have; but 1 have it not. I must has
ten towards a conclusion. -
The responsibility of this great
measure passes from the hands of
the committee, and from my hands.
They know, that it is an awful and
tremendous responsibility. I hope
that you will meet it with a just con-!
ception, and a true appreciation of its
magnitude, and the magnitude of
consequences . which may ensue
from your decision one way or the
other. The alternatives, I fear,
which the measure presents, are con
cord and increased discord; a servile
civil war originating iu its causes
on the lower Rio Grande, and termi
nating, possibly, in its consequences
with the upper Kio Grande, in the
Santa Fe country or the restora
tion of harmony and fraternal kind
ness. I believe, from the bottom of my
soul, that the measure is the reunion
of this Union. I believe it is the
dove of peace, which, taking its renal
flight from the dome of the Capitol,
carries the glad tidings of assured
peace and restored harmony to all
the remotest extremities of this dis
tracted land. 1 believe that it will
be attended with all these beneficent
effects. And now let us discard all
resentment, all oassions, all petty
jealousies, all personal desires, all
love of place, all honing after the gil
ded crumbs which fall from the table
of power. Let us forget popular
fears, from whatever quarter thev
may spring. Let us go to the limpid
fountain of unadulterated patriotism,
and, performing a solemn lustration,
return divested of all selfish, sinister,
and. sordid impurities, and think
alone of our God, our country, our
consciences, and our glorious L nion
that Union without which we
shall be torn into hostile fragments,
and sooner or later become the vic
tims of military despotism or foreign
domination. -
Mr. President, what is an individ
ual man? An atom, almost invisi
ble without a magnifying glass a
mere speck upon the surface of the
immense universe not a second in
time compared to immeasurable, never-failing,
never-beginning, and-nev-
er-ending eternity; a drop of water
in the great deep, which evaporates
and is borne off by the winds; a grain
of sand, which is soon gathered to
the dust from which it sprung. Shall
being so small, so petty, so fleeting,
evanescent, oppose itself, to the
onward march of a Treat nation, to
subsist for ages and ages to come
oppose itself to that long life of pos
terity, which, issuing irom our loins,
will endure during the existence of
the world! Forbid il, God! . Let us
look at our country and our cause:
elevate ourselves to the dignity of
pure and disinterested patriots, wise
and enlightened statesmen, and save
our countrv from all impending dan
gers. What it, in the march ot this
nation to greatnes and power, we
should be buried beneath the wheels
that propel it onward. What are
we, what is any man worth who is
not ready and willing to sacrifice
himselifor the benefit of his country
when it is necessary?
Now, Mr. President, allow me to
make a short appeal to some sena
tors to the whole of the Senate.
Here is my friend Irom Virginia, Mr.
Mason of "whom I have never been
without hopes." I have thought of
revolutionary blood of George
Mason which flows in his veins of
blood of his own father of bis
accomplished father my friend
mv cherished tnend lor many
years. Can he, knowing, as I think
must know, the wishes of the "peo
ple of his own State can he, with
knowledge he possesses of the
public sentiment there, and of the
high obligation cast upon him by his
nome ancestry can he hazard Vir
ginia's greatest and most glorious
work at last which she, perhaps,
more than any other State, contrib
uted her moral and political power
erect? Can he put at hazard this
noble Union with all its beneficent ef
fects and consequences, in the pursuit
abstraction and metaphysical theo
objects unattainable or impossi
ble in their naturewhile that honor
our own common native State.
which I reverence and respect with
n
to
ted
ed
first
ded
that
as
the
that
of
now
to
be
the
bo
it
-
as much devotion as he does, while
the honor of the South are preserved
unimpaired by this measure?
I appeal, sir, to the senators from
Rhode Island and from Delaware,
my little friends, which have stood
by me, and by which I have stood,
in all the vicissitudes of my political
life;, two glorious, patriotic little
States, which, if there is to be a
breaking up of the waters of this
Union, will be swallowed up in the
common deluge, and left without
support. Will they hazard that Un
ion which is their strength, their
power, their greatness? . , ..
Let such an event as I have allu
ded to occur, and where will be the
sovereign power of Delaware and
Rhode Island? If this Union shall
become seperated, new unions, new
confederacies will arise. And with
respect to this if there be any I
hope there is no one in the Senate
before whose imagination is flitting
the idea of a great southern confed
eracy to take possession of the Ba-
lize and the mouth of the Mississippi
I say in mr place never!
never win we who occupy the
broad waters of the Mississippi, con
sent that any foreign flag shall float
at the lialize, or upon the turrets of
the Crescent Citv never never!
I call upon the South.
Sir, we have hard words bitter
words, bitter thoughts, unpleasant
feeling towards each other in the
progress of this measure. Let us
sacrifice these feelings. Let us go
to the alter of our country and swear
as the oath was taken of old, that
we stand by her; we will support
her; that we will uphold her consti
tution; that we will preserve her Un
ion, and that we pass this great,
comprehensive, and healing system
of measures, which will hush all the
jaring elements, and bring peace and
tranquility to our homes. Let me,
Mr. President, in conclusion, say
that the most disastrous consequen
ces would occur, in my opinion,
were we to go home, doing nothing
to satisly and tranquilize the coun
try upon these great questions.
What will be the judgment of man
kind, what the judgment of that por
tion of mankind who are looking up
on the progress of this scheme of
self-government, as being that which
holds the highest hopes and expec
tations of ameliorating the condition
of mankind what will be the judg
ment of our constituents when we
return to them, and they ask us, how
have you left your countrv? Is all
quiet all happy? Are all the seeds
of distraction or division crushed
and dissipated? And, sir, when you
come into the bosom of your family
when you come to converse with
the partner of vour fortunes, of
your happiness, and of your sorrows
and when, in the midst of the com-
on offspring of both of )-ou, she
.sk3 you, "Is there any danger of
civil war? Is there any danger of
the torch being applied to any por
tion of the country? Have you set
tled the question which you have
been so long discussing and delibera
ting upon at Washington? Is al
peace and all quiet?" What re
sponse, Mr. President, can you make
that wife of your choice and those
children with whom vou have been
blessed by God? ' Will you go home
and leave all in disorder and confu
sion all unsettled all open? The
contentions and agitations of the
past will be increased and augmen
by the agitations resulting from
our neglect to decide them. Sir, we
shall stand condemned by all hu
man judgment below, and of those
above it is not forme to speak. We
shall stand condemned by our own
consciences, by our own constitu
ents , by our own country. The
measure may be defeated. I have
been aware that its passage for many
days was not absolutely certain.
From the first to the last I believ
it would pass; because from the
to the last I believed it was foun
on the principles of just and
righteous concession of mutual
conciliation. I believe that it deals
unjustly to no part of the republic;
it saves their honor, and, as far
it is dependent upon . Congress,
saves the interests of all quarters of
country. But, sir, I have known
the decision of its fate depends I
upon four or five votes in the Senate
the United States, and upon whose
ultimate judgment we could not
count upon the one side or the other
absolute certainty. Its late is
committed to the hands of the
Senate, and to those five or. six votes
which I have referred. : It may
defeated. It is possible that, for
chastisement of our sins or trans
gressions, the rod of providence may
still , applied to us, may be still
suspended over us.,: But, if defeated,
will be a triumph of ultraism and
impracticability a triumph of a
most extraordinary conjunction of
never
a
a
if
it.
a
the
and
of
was
left
by
.
and
extremes a victory jnon by aboli
tionism a victory achieved by free
soilism the victory "of discord and
agitation over peace and tran
quility; and I pray to Almighty God
that it may not, in consequence of
the inauspicious result, lead to the
most unhappy and disastrous conse
quences to our beloved country.
Applause.
Extracts from English Papers.
Monument to Sir Robert PeeAThe
whole country is moving to do hon
or to the memory of Sir Robert Peel.
The House of Commons erecting a
monument in Westminster Abbey.
The great merchants and citizens of
London meet on Monday, in the
Mansion House, to consider the most
fitting steps to be taken to carry out
the wishes of the "city." All the
large towns are busy in subscribing,
meeting and arranging each town
to have its special statue. At Bury,
the birth place of the departed states
man, the sum of 1,500 is already
in hand. Manchester nas already
Jus.UOO in hand
The Will of Sir Robert Pee.-The
following are given as the terms of
the first Sir Robert Peel's will. Af
ter entailing Drayton Park, and the
other large estates in Staffordshire
and Warwickshire, it proceeds to
recite sums, to the amount of nearly
a quarter of a million, previously ad
vanced to, or settled upon, his seve
ral children (not including 9,000
per annum settled upon his eldest
son,)and then bequeaths about 600,-
000 more, making the portions of his
lour younger sous IU6,0UU each.
and those ol his daughters 53,000
each. He leaves to a chapel erec
ted by him at Fazeley, in Stafford
shire, 1,000 (afterwards evoked
because he had endowed it with
lands,) and 6,000 to a school estab
lished by him in the said village; to
the Infirmary and Lunatic Asylum
in Manchester, and the Lying-in-Hospital
in Salford, 100 each. This
will is dated July 27, 1S20. By a!
codicil of February 11, 1825, the
proportion of his younger sons are
increasedto 135,000; and of the
residue, which is said to have excee
ded half a million, four-ninths were
bequeathed to the late baronet,
and one-ninth to each of his four
youngersons. The personal proper
ty was sworn at what is technically
called "upper value," which means
that il exceeded 900,0UU, and was
the first instance of the scale of du
ties extending to such a sum. Th
probate stamp was fifteen thousand
pounds, and the legacy duties amoun
ted to about ten thousand pound
more.
Scene in the French Assembly.
The Assembly has been occupied
in discussing the new restrictive
press-laws. On Mondav, July 8th
"scene" was got up. M. Rouher,
one of the ministers, said, in the
course of his speech, that the revo
lution of 1848 was a "sad (funeste)
catastrophe." At this word the
whole opposition rose, and, with tre
mendous clamor, called on the presi
dent to call the minister to order.
This M. Dupin refused to do, but
called M. Girardin to order instead
After the noise and tumult, which
lasted half an hour, had somewhat
abated, M. Girardin, having mounted
the tribune to explain, declared that
he, for one, would not sit in an as
sembly in which the revolution of
February was declared a disastrous
event for France, without the spea
ker being called to order. M. Girar
din, however, was cried down, and
descended the tribune pale with an
ger. in the evening ot that day, at
meeting of representatives, he
called upon his colleagues to resign
their seats in the Assembly en masse,
the minister was not compelled to
apologize; but the motion was not
acceptable, and nothing has come of
Un Tuesday, M. Victor Hugo re
ferred to the disturbance of the pre
vious day, and delivered a brilliant
oration against the reactionists. On
division on the clause requiring an
increase in the amount of the caution-
money to be lodged by newspapers,
Mountain was signally beaten,
the clause was carried with
acclamation.' Several amendments
were rejected, and four paragraphs
the first article of the law were
agreed to.- On the Tuesday there
a repetition of the scene of the
previous day. . M. Rouher wished to
speak, but the Mountainwould not
him; and, after a "row" of some
quarter of an hour's duration, they
the Assembly, and M. Rouher'
proceeded. Part of the new law
passed is to the effect that all leading
articles in the journals must be signed
the writers. . , -
Battle : Between the Russians
Circassians. The St. Peters
burg Gazette of July 2, the official
paper of the Emperor Nicholas, an
nounces that, two more battles be-
L;
on
of
as
of
not
of
of
the
as
be
and
the
for
street
suit
with
S.
ioy
such
of
of
tween the Russians and Circassians
had taken Place, in whirh th. Ia
was fmmensa on hnth If tk;l
much is allowed by the Russians, it
is hiehlv probab le that thev ham .ns.
taineda defeat at the hands of the
Circassians.
ir1H,..H r. w
gather, from the Hebart Town Her-
aid that the natives have massacred
various parties of seamen touching
at tne oanaai wood islands. A fish
ing establishment, near New Cale
donia, had been driven away or mas
sacred; and there was also reason to
believe that the French missionaries
at Yengin had shared a similar fate.
The Mary, cutter, was attacked by
the natives at Balade. "They cooked
the bodies of the captain and crew
ashore, and ate them, after which
they burnt the vessel to the water's
..... .1
ver's Bride had also been murdered
at Effbo
Miscellaneous. The cradle or-
res : .!.!
uereu oy mo quecu ui opaiu iu nuuu-
pation of her accouchment, has cost
6,000,
Miss Eliza Cook is still suffering
irom severe iiiness.
Mr. T. B. Macaulay is said to be
at present in Scotland, visiting all
the battle fields, &c which he will
be called on to depict in the coming
volumes of his history.
At the close of a lecture delivered
bv Lord Brougham, on Wednesday
w'eek. at the Societv for Promoting
th Amendment rf the Law. his
lordshio annonnced that in the month
of February next, he intended ' to
visit the United States, to confer
with his brethren there on the sub
ject of legal education.
Lynching in Virginia.
A terrible outrage took place at
Culpepper, Virginia, a few days since.
A mob of 200 men, including justi-
ces ol the peace, members ot the
church, and others, proceeded to the
jail, resisted the sheriff and carried
off William Grayson, a free negro,
They dragged him to the woods,
where thev hanced h i.u. The cause
of this high-handed measure is this
had twice been convicted
of murdering David A. Miller.a white
man. but each time he BDDealed. and
. ..- i
the General Court granted him new
trials, on the ground that the tes
timony hardly justihed suspicion;
much less guilt. The mob allowed
Grayson one minute to confess. He
firmly avowed his innocence of the
murder. The mob then placed a
rail across between two trees, and
strung him up. This outrage has
created intense excitement. . The
papers entreat the Governor to ar
rest every one concerned In it.'
An Incident of the President.
The acts and speeches which mark
the closing scenes of Gen. Tay
lor's life will doubtless be gathered
up, and treasured in the memory of
. Tit r II J
his countrymen. The following an
ecdote is related of him, and wheth
er truly reported or not, is certainly
characteristic. The New York Mir
ror sayst
It is but a few days since, when a
delegation waited upon him to re-
monstrate against his liberal position
the slavery question, and to talk
disunion as the inevitable conse
quence of the admission of California
a free State, that he utters these
memorable wordst "Gentlemen,"
said the President, "if ever the flag
Disunion is raised within the bor
ders of these United States while I
occupy the Chair, I will plant the
stars and stripes along side of it. and
with my own hand strike it down, if
a soul comes to my aid south of
Mason & Dixon's line!"
(trln speaking of the manifestations
sorrow throughout the Nation for the
death of the late President the Journal
Commerce remarks: "There is far
more sincerity than is usual on occa-
10ns for public mourning, for in truth.
uen. I aylor had enthroned hi rase fin
hearts of the people, and they feel
if they had lost a father and a friend.
Heaven grant that the bereavement mav
sanctihed to them!''
Specimen Lawtess. G. W, Niles
N. W. Roberts, Esqs.. members of
New York bar, have been arrested
conspiring with Ellen Sullivan and
obtaining from Henry Havens, a Front
merchant, $1500 upon a sham
for crim. con. Niles is also charged
obtaining a chattle mortgage from
J. Prosser, by sending a man after
him"whom he kept regularly in his em-
as a constable, but who held no
office. - -
rTFThe officers and cadets at
West Point have contributed three
hundred dollars to the Washington
monument, and the Odd Fellows
Pennsylvania, during the month
June, four hundred dollars.
the
is
says
that
the
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w
used
little
the
the
look
die
Lynching in Virginia. From Washington.
Correspondence of the Baltimore Patriot.
July 26, 1850.
Tna Compromise is daily gaining
ground In the Senate, and the general
impression is that it will pass, but by
I a very close vote and Jta opponents
I re determined that not a vote sha
00 mi Bna iaej !T enacTor
amendments now under considera
tion, and prevent the vote being ta
ken until Mr. Websters successor
shall arrive, who undoubtedly wil
vote against it. Rumor assigns the
acai lo "ir ar. oncr. 'w
yer oi consiaeraoie eminence ana
mllv tut rprrsrriArl - a n c. U ma
I . '"a
i-uuiiuniiiiuu is certainly not com-
umicu against u, ana 11 is generally
snnnn,Hj tn u for,uu ,u w.ii
rrr ' " " ""
distinction in his own' State, and,
believe, not unknown to South Caro
lina. The vote will not be taken
until next week, and if this very im
portant and long debated bill passes
the Senate, its success in the House
which will secure the votes of many
Whigs, who have heretofore stood
upon the plan proposed by the late
President,
i he House are hard at work Ud-
on the appropriation for West Point,
land have assumed a business-like air,
which evinces a determination to "do
up their business and adjourn."
Secretaries Corwin and Webster
hava entered upon their duties, and
Messrs. Bates and Crittenden are ex
pected to arrive soon. It is said de
spatches have been received from
them indicating their acceptance
A frleni who caIIed on Secretary
" eosier yesieraay, says ne iouna
him at his post busily engaged, sur
rounded by papers and books, and
upon intimating to him his intention
soon to call upon business, he replied J
J shall always be ready to receive
a" wno call upon me with business,
ana na wan pleasure auena to
"
intelligence has been just received
ot 'he death of Hon. L. r. iVing,
memoer oi me ttouse oi uepresen-
tatives from Massachusetts. Hediei
yesieraay at nis resiaence m uan-
yers, of dysentery. He was a gen
Grayson tleman highly esteemed here, as well
at home, a good Whig, and an able
M.
July 27.
SENATE.
journ-ej
Mr. Davis, of Miss., presented the
credentials of Mr. Ewing, who has
been appointed by the Governor of
Ohio a member of the Senate in
place of Mr. Corwin.
Mr. Ewing appeared, was qua!
hed, and took his seat.
A message was received from th
House, announcing the death of D,
King, a member of the House from
Massachusetts.
Mr, Davis, of Mi.-s., made an ap
propriate and leehpg address, and
concluded by offering the customary
resolutions for mourning, whic
were passed. And the Senate ad
the
the
a
ing
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
After an appropriate prayer by
the Chaplain.
Mr. Rockwell, of Mass., anounced
the death of one his colleagues, Mr,
King, and made a brief but pathetic
speech. He closed with otlerlng th
usua resolutions
Mr. Winthroo seconded the reso
utions in a beautiful notice of the
life and character of the deceased.
Mr. Chandler, of Pa., made some
deeply Impressive and appropriate re
marks.
The resolutions were then adopted,
And the House adjourned.
by
$8
and
California Gold. The amount
California gold received at the Philadel
phia Mint, up to June 30th, as per for
statement, was 815,650,000
Amount received from 1st
to 12th July, inclusive, 2,000.000
Making a total of 817,750,000
It may be interesting to remark that
weight of the above amount ot gold
about twenty-nine tons.
A correspondent wag in his way,
that when a young man, he oc
cupied a chamber separated from
of a married couple by a thin
partition. One cold night he heard
rough voice of the husband grum
ble out,
"Take away your kooi.
To which the wife replied In a
querulous tonei
"Ah! you did ooi speas. so wnen
r . ...:.J .1
were nst ui i icu uwu juu
to say to me, "Take away your
hootiy,footsy, tootsy r .
ExBCtrnoN ot Peakson. Pearson,
murderer, was executed in Boston,
Mass., on the 26ih July. He ascended
scaffold with a firm step. After
looking around him, and taking a last
upon all things earthly, ne made a
speech, confessed his guilt, and
of
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Unnched into eternity.- He appeared to jty
penitent, and without a struggle. :-4 ry
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Professor Webster
Interview between Mr. Littleteld
and Professor Webster. The Boa-
ton Journal gives the following ac
count 'of an interview between
Ephraitn LittleSeld, Janator of the
Medical College, and Professor Web
ster, which took place at Leverett
street jail on Wednesday afternoons
At the solicitation of Professor
Webster. Mr. Littlefield, the ja nitor
of the Medical College, and princi
pal witness for the government on
the trial of Prof. Webster, visited
the jail, and had an interview with
the condemned man in the presence
of Mr. Andrews, the jailor. As ho
went into tne cell, Prof. Webster
greeted him with great cordiality, ta-
King him by the hand, and told him
he had long been desirous of seeing
him, In order to make his acknowl
edgments to him. Prof. Webster
said he had done him, Littlefield.
great injustice, and asked his forgive
ness.
Mr. Littlefield replied, "I forgive
you, Dr. Webster, with all my heart,
and 1 pity and sympathise with you."
Ho told him that it was a painful
thing to go on to the stand an testi
fy against him, but that he felt it to
be his duty, and had no ri?ht to
shrink from it. If he had teotified
to any thing that was not strictly cor
rect, it was not done intentionallv
by himt If he had, asked his (Web
ster's) forgiveness.
Mr. Webster replied "Mr. Little
field, all that you said was true you
nave misrepresented nothing but,
as a dying man, I have no recollec
tion in regard to the sledge hammer!"
He requested an interview with Mr.
Littlefield's wife, who will, we under-
tand, visit him this (Thursday) after
noon.
Both Piof. Webster and Littlefield
were much affected during the inter
view, and they parted with mutual
good leeling.
We are also informed, that Prof.
Webster seems perfectly resigned
and very penitent. He says that ha
has made his peace above, and is pre
pared to die. His only sorrow is
concerning his unfortunate lamily.
The officers of the jail have no ap
prehension that he will commit sui
cide. No one is permitted to sea
unless they hold a permit from
Sheriff.
Professor Webster, it is remarked
a Boston editor, Is still "Erving
Professor of Chemistry and Mine
rology," not having yet resigned hist
office.
Littlefield, the janitor has pur
chased a farm in Sharon, Vt., with
reward paid him for discovering
murderer of Dr. Parkman.
Oregon.
to
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We have dates from Oregon
May 30th. The Legislature
journed on the 2oth,
A joint resolution was offered to
inquire into "the propriety of calling
convention for the purpose of form
a State L-onstitution, preparatory
admitting this Territory as a State
the Union." But this resolu
tion was deferred, bv adopting the
following as its substitute!
"Resolved, that our Delegate in
Congress be requested to use his in
fluence to have the organic law of the
Territory so amended that the Gov.
ernor and Secretary may be elected
the people.
Laborers of all kinds are in great
requisition- Carpenters receive from
to $12 per day common day
laborers $1 to $5 per day. . Tailors
charge $30 for making a dress coat,
8 to $10 for vests and panta-
oons. School teachers are in great
demand, and at their own price. An
Oregonian writes to his friend thus:
to emigrants, let them come on
here we have the greatest plenty
the two prime articles health and
srr . . f 1
money. v itn these ana an aoun
dance of provisions, we hold the
greatest Inducements to emigration
this country.
fflpGov. Ramsey, the Governor
Minnesota, who has for some time
absent on an expeditioq into
Chippewa country, around .the
waters of the Mississippi, re
to the seat of Government
theTth inst. The St. Paul ChronU
of the 8th savs:-
"He penetrated as far as Cass Lake.
five hundred miles above Su
He represents trip of this
as pleasant and novel in the ex
and the country grand and
romantic to the highest degree. We
sorry we have not time and space
give a detailed account ot the voy
age. A most interesting fact in re
gard to agriculture is, that on the
borders ot Cass Laxe the Missiona
have fine fields of Winter wheat
mmmm . t . .
growing. I heir potatoes ana omer
vegetables look as forward ana mm-
m
as any In this par! of the lernto-

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