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Hon. Anson Dart, Superir.tem lent of Indian Af
fiurs for Oregon, Las written the following letter,
descriptive of things in that country.
Oregon, spoken of as a whole, is an open
prairie couutry, without timber. "till, all that
part of it lying west of the Cascade mountains
perhaps three-fourths of it covered thickly
with timber, growing very tail ana straight ; it
u moitlv a species of fir. There is much white
ckir ; some yellow pine. The soil is very good
f r wheat and other grains corn excepted as
well as for fruit of every kind that will grow in
a h .rthern climate. The prospects for the far
mers in Oregon are better than in any other pcr
fi.u of country with which I am acquainted. In
skit, labor of every kind commands high pri
ces. There are nevertheless, many that are idle
: .1.0 tnnriK snob as doctors, lawyers, clerks.
speculators and gamblers. Talented lawyers.
Lvvever. are doing well. The mercantile busi
ness is everywhere rverdone large quantities
of goods sold at auction in Fan Francisco, Cal
ifornia, are daily shipped to Oregon, and there
sold for less, in many cases, than the same could
re boucht for in New York. Besides tLis, large
c.r-oes of eooJs arc sent thereby eastern ship-
pers, and sold at ruu- -K'sea it-Mho .
As soon as the merchants of Oregon are permit- j
te 1 to order the goods that are wanted in the j
euntrv, then, and not till then, will a healthy j
nate of things exist, connected with mcrchau- j
'The lumber business is of immense value to
Oregon. Say to your friend from Maine that
pcrfor., well acquainted with saw-mlils, who I
ure b illing to work, will all do well there. The j
viter power of Oregon is immense it is grca-
ter, 1 think, than that of any State in the I'nion. ;
On the larire streams, however, it is vervexnen-
t'.ve in using it on account of the great rise and , t,J liinl
fall iu those streams, in the rainv and drv sea- : 4-;a ' '
Hi. The present number of saw-mills in Or- !
eson is about a hundred. There arc 110 first-rate i
flourishing mills, although there arc one or two ;
that cost enough to be good. Lartre quantities i
ef riour and potatoes are sent to Califofnia from
firwon, as well as immense numbers of hogs
ir.d poultry- ; besides butter and eggs are items
in their exports. The climate of Oregon is more
r..ii.l than any other party of the United States,
is the same latitude. There was no snow erfree
tirg weather last Winter. The grass was green
& Winter, and cattle were in better condition
. - . i .1 r.o r -. r i . i -
la "ue spring man 111 iuu iau oeiore ; aii'i iuis, j
t' without food, except grass. Hnndrels of
t'i' usands of horses are raised in upper Oregon,
without ever tasting any other fooel except grass.
My time will not allow me to go into further de
tail, only to say that the cost of going to Oj cgon
i considerable, either in time or money. It
tikes about five months to go by land, and about
fjrty days by steamers ; first cabin passage
costs about five nundred dollars ; steorage about
t-iree hundred. The mail-steamers go once in
to weeks from San Francisco to Oregon and
Mr. Hue liana 11.
The prospects of Mr. Buchanan (remarks the
nntyhanian,) are daily becoming brighter and
brighter; we receive the most cheering accounts
from our friends from all sections of the country.
A friend at the South writes, us, if the Ealti-
re Convention nominates James Buchanan, of
T'tnnsykania, the Democratic hosts, in the ap-
iroaching contest, will march on to certain vic
tory. Cure for Low rims of Spirits.
one ounce of spirits of resolution, 'an
iu-il proportion of the oil of good conscience ;
mfuse into these a table-spoonful of the salts of
J--ence, and add thereto a few sprigs of oth
-vo, nmtu grow extensively in me garuen
tf life. Gather also a handful of the blossoms
c hope; sweeten these with the balm of Provi
and, if possible, procure a few drops of
" 8 Wnoe ,-1. : . . , .
6-nmne friendship, but be careful of counter
Jithe ingredients of self-interest, which
8rw spontaneously the least admixture of it
the above would spoil the composition.
uce the whole to an electuary by a proper
portion of content, flavor with the essence on
20d judgment, and regulate the quantity taken
fording to the virulence of the disease. Hav
. 5 trieii tbe above recipe, we know it to be at
Lire in tlie "Wiluerikcsx.
Not far in rear of our bivouac is a small lodge,
apparently of Chipp ewas, from the North shore.
The Madeline or Anostle Islands are in front,
rising out of the clear depths of Lake Superior
on the right, far to the Southeast, and beyond
the bay of Chegoriuegan, rise the mountains
that overlook the Montreal river. Near the
lodge is a small fire, and a kettle is suspended
over it from a stake stuck in the ground, ob
liquely across the fire. There is no longer the
light of day, but only a lingering twilight, which
in high latitudes and under clear skies, illumi
nates the Western horizon for hours after dark
ness has become general in every other direc
tion. What can be more repulsive than ths coarse
features of that tall squaw, sitting upon her
haunches watching the kettle and white-fish
which it contains. Now you get a p rofile. The
few sticks he has ju?t added to the fire flush
up, throwing a bolder light and blacker s'.ade
upon the outlines of her face. Now she rises
ar.d takes tha kettle r.nd its contents into the
lodge, where the voices of children are heard.
She moves like a person conscious of strength ;
and what through labor and many tedious mar
ches have distorted her limbs, there is still vi
gor in that frame. Her face, broad ai.d haggard
as it appears, is not altogether savage. Her
tangled hair, hanging wildly about her shoulders,
parting occasionally, discloses a head, round,
full and large, not square, angular, and distor
ted ''as with many" in truth, with most of her
race and tes.
Let us peep into that lodge. We p ull aside
the blanket which attaches to the door, and
such is tl c Indian etiquette it causes no
Those children evidently liave white
blood in their vein. Indeed, there sits a short
and slender man, beside whom the squaw towers
up like the father above his son. 4roa soh
Eutrez messieurs" we entered. A Canadian
IrenchniiiU is never at a loss for words. Douch
ette, the trader whom we saw before us, was
1 n .-in i.ana'.ia, ana i ivucu tne lowest Voyageur,
wl' servc? tU rur Company in the capacity of
-r" iw, "'--o;...er -y.v v
:l year who endures the fatigue of incessant
travtl and the exposure of rigorous seasons,
'ws. ins, aa'1 winds, from extreme- youth to
cxll'cme aoe- 1:CVor fgtts to l 5 S-l humor
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10 mi;lu;;cis auu jo.-iu u eu1. uuuu oirango.
beings ' hunger and tod, cither of which render
i most men morose and mutinous, do not disturb
the equani.iity of the ve-yageur.
l?e sings as
ou short allowance as on a
iiveloiiT dav lie
l'-:l'1 oi' l'Ov.uds across the Portage from
r'c to l uS': ? rai:i "r mshine, it is all the same
At break of day he springs from his
boughs, throws aside his blanket, lull of
viSor au l spirits, and music. Put
w,,y the stunU"J J'-iK-hette take to wife the
Amazon who sits beside him ? You shall hear,
v-ilil ,0 ,re over the sea on the
morrow for either party to proceed. We had
won the confidence of the trader in the evening
and ventured to inquire why he should mate
with such a woman. A "trader"' in the North
west is an agent or clerk of a low grade wdio is
sent out from the stations or posts to collect furs
from the Indian villages, in the gradation of ser
vice, he is next to the last or lowest, Douchette
was engaged in his lonely employment in the
winter of II-:-, in the vicinity of I.nr la I'lnii.
lie was iiioVing in a company of the (lens ties
Lois, a vicious, hearties, and cruel tride. As
they journeyed on through the snow their wild
rice became exhatiste 1 ; and yet the journey
11,1,31 ,c v.nuuui ueaaj, j es, even wan
! out slackening their speed.
Hard life ! How few jieopde of the States re
alize the pains that arc endured every year in
these far of regions of trade ' IIow few of them
are impressed with the idea that the life of the
Indian is a continued struggle with famine .'
He has nothing to live for but food. In most
parts of the North-west, especially before you
reach the Buffalo region, it is more than he usu
ally does, to procure a regular and sufficient sup
pdy not more than he can do, but more than he
actually duvs. His coutidence in the Great Spir
it is unbounded his capacity to resist hunger is
astonishing. So it is with the Frenchman bred
to Indian life ; but iu the trial between the
French and the Indian muscle on an empity stom
ach, the Frenchman lags behind. So it was
here ; and Bouchettc was weary and faint. He
could not march with the iron-strang Gens des
Bois. Hunger, it is said, produces delirium as
well as weakness. The Indians sustain him,
and carry him forward a long time ; but he falls
at last, and can travel no longer.
They resolve to abandon hini. It is many
miles to the post, and the snow is deep, lie is
left, and the clan pass on. It may be like bur
lesque to compare that ugly woman's face, with
a nose monstrous in size beyond all example,
hat irregular countenance, shapeless and broken
as it is, to an angel's ; but the overgrown squaw
w ith the heart of an nugel of life and mercy,
turned back to the side of the forsaken traveler.
She gave him some kernels of rico ; but this did
not produce a return of strength.
There is no faculty but at some moment has a
capital use. Here the enormous size and strength
of this Indian woman saved the life of a human
She threw his listless body upon her back,
and brought it to the fort alive. Ilcr care did not
end here. The usual fever that follows expo
sure and extreme suffering from frost, attacked
Ijouchette with rigor. No mother or wii'e would
have shown more watchfulness than old this
missliajipcn northern girl to u .man almost a
stranger, and no more related by blood or obli
gation than any other member of the human
He recovered, and returning with the tribe to
La Pointe, his first act w us to bearch out a p-riest
and make her his wife.
Whether it was a mere fancy, excited by the
story of her acts ; or that, in fact, the rugged
and almost deformed ihys-cguomv of this wo
man still exhibited traces of the kindness that
reigned in her heart, I cannot wkh certainty as
sert : but we thought, after the recital of Boiieh
ette, that her eye had a more g nt'e expression,
her voice a milder tone-, :r.J her general manner
a mere tender bearing than others of her tribe
The Jepmi I' x j.otli 1 Inn.
Sundry documents relating to the Japanese
lixpeditii.n were .'-cut in to the Senate, by the
1 'resident, on Monday. The fallowing is an in
teresting extract from the letter of "resident
'1 send voa ry ih letter anenvov ol mr own ?
appiointinent, an ('fiieer of high ratik in his coun
try who is no missionary of religion. lie goes
by my command t- boar to you my greeting and
''ju 1 v. ishes. ar.d tor remote firkridshin an 1 com
merco between the two countries.
i on I.ii
th.tt the U.
i-1 S tates of America
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tries of Oregon and California rre p-arts vt tne ;
T- . , c.. . , , ,. , . ;
i which are rich in gold and silver and precious
stones, our steamers can reach the skoivS
your h:;ppy iruid In less than twenty d ivs.
Many of our ships will now pass in every ,
year, ami some p eihaps "hi e-very week between
California and China, these ships must pass
along the coast of vour E
winds may cause them to be v. recked on your
shores, and we ask ami exp ect from your friend
ship and your greatness, kindness fi r cur men
and protection for our property. We wish that
our people maybe permitted to trade with y..ur
p.eoj le. but we sh-dl not authorize them to break
any law of your Empire.
'1 uir objoci is nd'vevr.ir.icrcia! intercourse.
ana Homing no re. i ou may have prcuclions i
wnieii we si.ou..i t.e cai to r.r, ana we hav
prlu-.-t: : ns which miuht suit your j .c.-.pio,
"V..ur Empire-Ce-utai::. a groat abundance of
coal : this is fm nrt'elo which our steamers in
going from California to China, must use. They
would lie glad that a harbor in your Empire
should be appointed 11 which coal might be
brought, and where tlicy might always be able
to piurchase it.
A EHt-uloi's IVocs,
What a itiful thing an old bachelor 17, and
his rueful hiz, on a Litter cold night, when the
fierce winds blow, when the earth is cuvere 1
with a foot of snow. "When his fire is out, and
in shivering dread, he slips neath the sheets of I
his lonely bed. IIow ho draws up his toes, all
enca-'d iu yarn Lore, and he buries h ii' se
neath the chilly bedclothes; that his nose and
Ids toes, still encased in yarn hose, may not
chance to froze. Then be puffs and blows and
he s-.vcars that lie knows no mortal on earth ever
suffered such -woes, and withhah's and with oh's
and with limbs so disposed, that neither his toes
nor his nose may be froze, to his slumbers in
silence the bachelor gees. In the morn when
the cock crows, and the sun has just rose, from
beneath the bed clothes pops the bachelor's nose
as you may suppose, when he hears how the
wind blows, and sees the windows all frozen,
why back neath the clothes pops the poor fel
lows nose, for full well he knows, if from the
bed he rose, to ut on his clothes, that he'd
surely Le firose. From on who ".;.;.,"
In such a condition of "things," who wouldn't
take a wife, if he could get one ? But the above
picture pertains only to those bloodless, cheer
less, complaining, fault-finding, medicine-taking
tobacco-chewing, tea and coffee-drinking indi
viduals, who believe in the "total depravity"' of
mankind in general and of women in particular.
He should never marry, unless to afflict poster
j2TLoi.. Behind the Scent? The Boston
Atlas has the following paragraph :
A game of fisteuffs was played at the Howard
Athena-um on Saturday last, as we have been in
formed. A certain actor entered the property
man's room, and went to work putting out the
lights, lie was requested to desist by a boy
who was in the room, as the lights were wanted
which request he did not see fit to pay attention
to. This produced a scrimmage, in which the
boy got rather the worst of the bargain, when
Mile. Lola Montcz, being near by, and perceiv
ing the difficulty which he labored under, knock
ed the actor down.
..it- c r . 1 v. liaa iio o.ie COU1U iniainC, hiJt
I-ii'.nicre, to the Lingerer of J:Tm : :ts tne does j . , 0 ' i
.... ; H was atterwar .s ascertained that the d.,'.1:v 1
1 not sustain xae ot:;:yeront reports wl,:ci. uvn- 1 , , , - 1
: , - .1 , - . " v . hadl.-eai lett by hi-- i.mster ..tandinct before a
' i1 ebiirii'?!"- to be sn ths crmn .enee 11 t.-e I. so- 0 I
' ' t' ' '' j one of the earriag contsr.uallv passing tl.rouch !
the LsreuitiO!: : I,, ' 1 r -
A IJoulit y in n Ua.ll ltoom.
Mr. Kendall, writing from Paris to the New
Orleans Picayune, describes the following scene
in a IVris ball room:
"A highly ludicrous incident occurred a few
evenings since at the Casino Pagannl, a larce
j ball room located at the Lead. of a passage lead
ing ri Ve ChEuSscc dV.ntin, and which is
much ireq'.!-.r.n-d this season by a mixed and
most miscellaneous crowd. The orchestra ha J
just struck up the C da Chimin dc lr,
(Itailrc.v.l Gallop.,) and the merry dancers had
taken their place.-, when into the room bolted a
donkey, snorting and braying at the top of his
powerful lungs r.r.J, joining in the f.ll"P, went
round the large sn'.ie with a perfect rush. Nev
er was such a stampede seen in -,i ball room.
The now affrighted lancers scattered inevcry di
rection, and 'sich a,-nttin' up stairs.' such aj'im.
ping upon chairs and tables, and such a climb
ing up pillars, up to that moment had never
been witnessed in the Casino Paganni, or any
other casino. The police were struck dumb at
the strange apparition, the musicians dropped
their instruments and filed in terror, while the
donkey kept galloping on in his mad flight, ca- j
reeriag in circles around the room amid the
wild screams of the hundred of woman, all on
ly l ent upon ekii: places of safety.
What couM have hr.-.r.ght such an intruder
rati'ing ...f others, tic had sullenly st-rted off at !
tre'u p ( f his s;ee. The more he ran, as is'
always the case, the more frightened lie bt eame,
and in his flight, se;lng the 'ass:ige leading to
the (7-ir.o, lie bolt el into it for refuge. But
poor refuge did he find: for he now had to run a
i gauntlet of at least fifty coachmen.
tioned in the passase en the loonout for custom- 1
, " ,. ...
-rs. vno, jeiiing ana crac.King ineir wmps at 1
crs. v no, 3 e:r,ng ana cracking their whips at
lib.-j, further increased his terror and Ins pace.
V 11'.. . l , .
; The saloon is on the first floor, and without stop-
p:ts io-p'ro'-nre a ticket of admission, but knock.
ing ovr the astonished door-keeper in his head
long career, the poor brute made his advent a-
nu.ng the dancers, as already mentioned. 'Sol
itary and alone he set that ball in motion,' and
commotion, too. "Without stepping to eek-ct a
partner, hejoined iu the grand gallop, ami at
a stride which soon distanced everything on the
After n, half a dozen turns round the saloon
and to mu-io of his own composition and per
formance, he finally cooled or tired himself down,
came to his senses, and quietly commenced
s'.irvey of the premises. From this out he is
suu to p;1Te i,een the pet of the eveninz, the
e j female portion of the crowd in particular press
ing around Inn, anl regaling mm plentifully
with cakes and e ther notions. When the ball
was over, he was sent by the commissary of po
lice to the- public pound, and thus ended the do
ings of a donkey in a dnncing saloon. The ael-
ventiircs of the celebrated bull in the china shop 1
were as nothing in comparison ; that snimal i
simj ly confined his operations to braking plates,
cups, and saucer. but the herd cf the Casino
l'ngnini for a sj acc broke up a ball."
A Temperance .7ol.e.
Joe Harris was a whole soulcd, merry fellow,
and very fond of a After living in New
Orleans for many years, he came to the conciu
felon of visiting an old Uncle, away up in Massa
chusetts, whom he had not seen for years. Now
there is a difference between New Orleans and
Massachusetts, in regard to the use cf ardent
spirits, and when Joe arrived there and found
all the people run mad about temperance, he j
felt bad, thinking with the old song, that "keep
ing the spirits up by pouring the spirits down"'
was one of the best ways to make time pass, and
beg in to fear, indeed, that he was in a piclic.
But on the morning after his arrival, the old
man and his sons being out at work, his- cunt
came to him, faid said
"Joe, you have been living in the South, and,
no doubt, are in the habit of taking a little some
thing to drink, about eleven o'clock. Now 1
lap some here for ?ncdi al j -imports, but let no
one know it, as my husband wants to set the
boys a good example."
Joe promised, and thinking lie would get 110
more that day, took, as lu expressed it, "a bus
ter." After that he walked out to the stable,
and w ho should he meet but his uncle.
"Well, Joe," says he, "I expect you arc ac
customed to drink something in New Orleans,
but you find us all temperance here, and for the
sake of my sons, I don't let them know that I
have any Lraueiy about; but I just keep a little
out here for my rheumatism. Will you accept a
Joe signified his readiness, and took another
big horn. Then continuing his walk, he came
to where the boys were mauling rails. After
conversing awhile, one of his cousins said
"Joe, I expect you would like to have a drink
and, as the old folks arc down 011 liquor, we keep
some out here to help us on with our work."
Out came the bottle, and down they sat, nud
he says that by the time he went home to din
ner, he was as tight as he could well be, and
all from visiting a tnnjrance family.
. c i '-or iii Ciiaussee CAntin, and that, struck bv th
A Peculiar SltiiatSoii.
The following article appeared originally in
the 1'rederlck (?dd.) .V?r.,;r, half a dozen
years since. It had a pretty general run nmonr
the par.ers Kt that time, hut it is 0110 of those
good things wl-kh justifVa re-publication. The
;:ce::a is laid at Ctpe May, a. famous watering
place near Philadelphia :
"Tnlk'mg of peculiar sitaillons, genLlemcn,"
i'iin Mr. Tat cm, "I was once in a singular fis
'IIow so how was that:' said we.
4iI will tell you. St igcrs and mysv'f had
gone to Cape May, that favorite resort of fash
ion and tolly, during on of the hottest seasons
ever ?ot upon this e-jiitinent. It was intensely
hot; I neraj.-rc insensibly when I think of it.
Liave )cu been ut Cape Island, gentlemen
' A general negative shake of the head followed
"Then permit me. as a fii.-n and well-wisher,
to warn ycu against the place. A more un
inviting resort is not to be found. I have good
authority for stating that it is the onlv unfinish-
el part of creation. They have a legend down J
there which runs thu3 : The h-uids were at work
nn this spot at the t - II end of the sixth day, but
j n:gnt overtook them and they were compelled to I
susj cn.t operations, and thus the island was left
incomplete 1 To those who are fumiliar with the
locality, this is certainly a plausible story. I j
i.ave more than once heard it called the 'Jurtquitj
r.-T -..'.j.v.' Sunshine and sand Pno-do- n ir
strongest inducements to pay a sec on 1 visit. I
To be sure, they sny something of the advantage
if sea ba thing but look at tl
ie risk. I f ycu ven-
. 1 1
luic vi'i oiiu T.ar TJosc, the un-krls carries vcu
out. and death by drowning inevitable. After
j which follow 'grappling irons,' and the indignity
of a -coroner's inquest.' The spot is distinguish- ;
ed by a half dozen stunted trees, two or three I
r-p.-'logies for hotels, and three or 1'jur cabins i
"lint the story, Mr. Tatem the story."
"AH in good time, gentlemen. I said Stagers !
and myself were foolish enough to go down.
Some two or three th'-usand people were there
when we arrived and every nook and corner was
j-iincd full. After repotted solicitation, we fin
ally succeeded in getting a small room with the
privilege of sleeping two in a bed. The ther
mometer at I0 ar.d two in a bed ! The thought
is a warm bath of itself V"
'lon't descen i to particulars, but give us the
"Certainly. Iu the room adjoining ours slept
two beautiful girls sisters who, for reasons
best known to myself, shall le nameless. One
r'ht, about a week after our arrival, I had pone
early to Led, not wi-hlrg to participate in unv
of the abominable -heps" that were given at our
"Pooh pooh '. It's a ghoi-t story," said Na
"Then you were ducked with cold water," re
marked Mr. Blanchard.
Wrong again 1 Although a cold bath would
have been acceptable at the moment. I had
been asleep for some lime, when 1 wa awaken
ed by the most musical voice imaginable which
" 'Kate, suppose we lay spoon fashion.'
" 'Lay how':' inquired I."
' 'Gracious heavens I where anx I ." ejacula
ted my unknown bedfellow, jumping three feet
from the bed : and she (for it was a woman)
would have jumped farther, but want of room
permitted no striking display of agility. Here
was a situation IVr a modest man ! Before I
could say, 'angels and ministers of grace defend
us,' she had gathered up her 'dry goods' and
made good her retreat from the room. I am not
a coward gentlemen, yet I am free to confess
that my nerves were slightly agitated. W ho can
she be'?" What can she have wanted here?
Were questions that I could not answer. Had I
been a believer in ghost?, I should probably have
cone down to the grave with the conviction inde
libly impressed upon my lulnd that I had actual
ly been in bed v. 1th one of the long faced gen
try." "Well, what tot'k place then ! Wdio was she V"
"Be patient, and you shall know everything.
The two young ladies before mentioned sat op
positc to me at the table. I had a very faint
suspicion that one of them was a party to the
transaction, and in orelcr to remove all doubts,
the next morning at breakfast I inquired
' 'Miss 15., shall I heipi you to a little of this
" 'If you place, sir.'
Will you have it spoon fashion?" said I,
"The deep blush that mantled her handsome
face told me more plainly than words that she
was my ghost of the preceding night. Having
gone un wiihout a light she had mistaken my
room for he r own, and but for the 'spoon fashion'
arrangement, Stagers would probably have dls-eoerc-J
us in bed together. I am happy to add,
gentlemen, that the affair has a pleasant den
ouncement. Miss B. and myself are now enga
ged to be married. When the ceremony takes
place, you shall be present, and if you do not
pronounce her the lovliest and most accomplish
ed of her sex, then I will unhesitatingly admit
there is romance in the phrase -sp-oem fashion."
The President if France, (says the Paris cor
respondent of the Journal, Mr. Wu'sh. ) risr-s at
7 in the summer and S In the winter ; examines
immediately letters and documents of imp'or
iHtsee ; arranges the business of the day with
Lis aid and orderlies. Sees his physician at 9
o'clock; takes a turn In the frnrden ff the EIv
s -ie : looks ort-r the ncwsjapcrsparticuinry'thV
English : gives special audiences from 10 to 11 ;
then breakfasts; he eats little. After breakfast
he takes his seat at the council of the Ministers,
who usually assemble before noon. He rides
as often as possible, and for about an hour a day
on horseback or in a tilbury ; on his return he
transacts business until the dinner hour C.
He entert wE at dinner, several times during
the week, a large number of Trench and for
eigners. His eveniogs are allotted to the theatres or
the balls. He often labors, in his cabinet or
private study, a considerable part of the night.
His physician lias mentioned to me, (adds Mr.
W.,) that lie never saw Lira out of humor but
once or twice, an ! then Lis dissatisfaction was
scarcely manifested. The English stories of
Ids "Hying into a rr.gc" in dialogues with min
isters, are ludicrously contrasted with his cha
racsierlstie self-control. Ills habitual discre
tion and reserve in speech are such that thero
is no political odds could unlock him when his
purpose to be close. From time to time, he
talks over with the- most intelligent men about
him what he intends to write; he digests his
subject, and prepares his topics and composition
before Le uses pen at all,
Tlie Golden Age.
Allullr.g to the extraordinary discoveries ii
California and Australia, und to the organiza
tion of extensive Companies for the purpose of
work the mines in the most successful manner,
the N. Y. Herald says
"These two movements in the miningbu-lness,
in the newly discovered mineral regions of Cali
fornia end Australia, are calculated, in the course
cf a year or two, to produce, if successful only
in a tolerable degree, at least of or.c hundred or
on - lundn-l and fjcy millions cf dollars in gold
ttnMK-.Uy, la be adde d to the circulation of the
Take these movements and their results, nn-l
add them to what has already been accomplish
ed by individual diggers, with shovels end pans,
in Australia and California these wonderful
gol .1 countries and it is not unreasonable to
expect, that in three or four years, from two to
thrtr h'i'!'!r-. d million dollars of gold will be add
ed annually, by the labors e.f these and other
companies, to the stock of the precious metal
of the ci
zed world. The effect cf such addi
tion of the measure of value, as acknowledged
by commerce and civilization, may be estimated
in the course of five, six, or ten years. It will
be tremendous, and operate on p rices, on public
stocks, n the value cf property of all kinds to
an extent that has been utterly unknown iu the
history of human events, since the first diseov
of America, and the rich yield of the Mexican
and Peruvian mines."
7li 11 ?Xiic!iel.
The following is an extract from one of the
speeches for which this Irish exile was expat
riated by the Government of Great Britain:
1 tell you frankly, that I, for one, am not
"loyal .' I am not wedded to the Queen of
England, ncr unalterally attached to the IIouso
of Brunswick. In fact, 1 love my own barn
better than I do that house. The time is long
past when Jehovah appointed kkig. The thing
has long since grown a monstrous imposture,
and has been already, in some civilized countries
detected as such and drummed out accordingly.
A modern king, my friends is no more like on
ancient anointed shepherd of the people, than
an arhbishopi's npren is like the Lrim and
Thumniim. There is no divine right now but in
the sovereign people.
It is staled that Governor Thomas II. Sey
mour will probably be elected U. S. Senator in
Connecticut. If he succeeds, his name may bo
added to the list of those who have obtained
seats in that distinguished body for services in
the Mexican war, viz :
Col. Jefferson Davis, of Mississippi ;
Col. JohnC. Fremont, of California;
Gen. James Shields, of Illinois;
Maj. Solon Borland, of Arkansas ;
Maj. Jeremiah Clemens, cf Alabama;
Col. John B. WcIIcr, cf California;
Com. Stockton, of New Jersey;
Col. Thos. II. Seymour, of Conn, (probably.)
All lcmccrats. A much larger number of
"Mexican w ar horses" have found their way
into the House of representatives.
An old lady, who was npt to be troubled in
her dreams, and superstitious withal informed
the parson of the parish that cn a night previ
ous the saw her grandmother, who had been
dead for ten years.
"What were you eating," enquired the par
son. "Oh, only half a mince pie." .
"Well," said ho, "if you had devoured the
other half you might have seen your grandfather."'