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VOL. I.
sertBuns,
THE IOWA NEWS,
IS rL'BM.'IIW) WEEKLY, BY
COBIELL, KIXK & ltl SSEU.
TERMS OF ADVERTISING.
i F»r one Square, !*t imcrtiou, 81 00
Each MUbMvqii*nt Insertion, oO
A libera! deduction will bo made to yearly ad
vertisers.
All advertisements sent to this office for in
eertion, without the number of insertions marked
(hereon, will, at the option of the Edilors, be con
iiiiied till ordered out, and charged accordingly.
0^7~Letter8 to the Editors must be TOST-TAID.
alexrTvvTmmgregor,
Attorney at Lair,
DAVENPORT, W TERKITORYy
WILLthe
attend to the business of his profession
in Supreme and DitlricL courts of the
Territory.
JOHN TUKNEY,
Attorney and Counsellor nt I'aw,
GALENA, ILLINOIS.
T.
S.
WH S«\,
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND SOLICITOR IS CHANCERY
DU BUQUE, (W. T.)
OFFERS
his professional services to the citi­
zens of Du Bnquo and the adjacent counties
of Wisconsin trrtitory. Ho will also regularly at
tend courts in Jo Daviess count)', Illinois.
November Ifi, 183G.—28-tf
pTiTEnsIc,
Attorney at Law and Solicitor in Chancery,
OFFERS
his professional services to the cit
izens of Du BUQUE, DES MOINE and IOWA
counties.
July 27, 1836. 12-tf
Clias. S. Hempstead,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, GALENA, ILL.
WILL continue to practice in the several
courts in IOWA and Du BUQUE counties
W. T. Office on Bench street, adjoining
•dwelling, in Galena.
August 17, 183G. 8tl5
William W. €orieII,
ATTORNIZ Y AT LA
W,
DU BUQUE, W. T.
Du
Buque, June 3, 1837.
DR. JOKL C. WAI-KKB,
I.ATE OF CWCLKVII.I.K, OHIO,
s srs,sa,33iL/5\sJ siyj&ias&sjssb
Fort j*Iadl)*oi», I.cc County, Vk. T,
A A
SPENDERS his services to the citizens o
Du Buque and vicinity, in all the brandi
es of MEDICINE, SURGERY and MHIWIKEUY.
lie may be found at all times at the Du Buijuc
Hotel, when not professionally engaged.
Du Buque, June 8, 183G. 5—tf
Aoclor John Stoddard,
RETURNS
his sincere thanks to the citizens
of Du Buque, for the liberal share of pub
lic patronage which he has received, and takes
this opportunity of informing them, that he in
tends a permanent residence in DU BUQUE,
and hopes, from skill and attention, to merit a
continuance of the patronage he lias already re
ceived.
To prevent misunderstandings, and silence
false reports, he herewith presents a list of his
charges for medicine and professional services,
by which he has heretofore been, and will here
after be, governed.
Visits in town by day, 1 dollar, by night, 2
dollars: ex officio services, one dollar per hourr
obstetrical services and attendance from 10 dol
lars to 50, as the case may be. Consultations
with other physicians fee 10 dollars, adding
mileage when in the country, in all cases in
the day, 1 dollar, in the night, double.
The fees in surgical cases, will be regulated
according to the importance of the case. Me
dicines, Emetics, and Cathartics simple, 25
«ents, compound one dollar Febrifuge pulver
ized, simple, 12 1-2 cts., compound 25 cents
to one dollar Tonics, pulverized, 25 cents per
dose Tincture from 50 to75 cts. per oz. Epis
pastic from 50 cts. to one dollar all other me
dicines in proportion.
Those laboring under Cronic diseases of the
Liver, Dyspepsia, ScrofTula, King's Evil,
White Swelling, Rheumatisms, and particu
larly Females laboring under Uterine diseases,
may possibly derive benefit by consultation and
advising with .Joetor JOHN STODDARD.
Du Buque, May 11, 183G. ltf
Provisions, Groceries, &c,
THE
subscriber has recoived by late arrivals, ill
addition to his former stock of Goods, a largo
and general assortment of Provisions, Groceries,
Liquors, Dry Goods, Hard-ware, Hollow-ware,
Queens-ware Hoots, Shoes, Caps, and a variety
of Clothing, suitable for the season, which he will
eell on moderate terms at his store in Peru, for
cash, mineral, or lead.
Pe/u, Nov. 23, 183H. gO-if
HAS
on hand a well selected assortment
of FALL AND WINTER GOODS,
consisting in part of
Ready-made Clothing
Calicoes, Fancy Goods,
Hard-Ware, Groceries,
Boots, Shoes, Tin Ware,
And a general supply of Goods calculated to
suit the wants of the inhabitant* of the mining
country. All of which lie will sell very low
for cash or lead.
Nor. 3 1B3G 30-tf
"I "corn.
SACKS Corn, received per steam boat
«JU Fulton, and for sale by
June 10, 18.17. SCOTT & TAYLOR.
15
BBLS. Dried Apples, ju6t ree'd by
June 3 O'FERRALL & GRAHAM.
JOB PRINTING.
THE office of thr Mow A NKWS1 being well sup
plied with J«'l Type, the proprietors arc prepared
to cxccute on the ^hortcpl noticc all kinds of
jjlntn. aiili jrancn
JOB PRINTING,
SUCH AS
Blatlfcs of all kind*. Bills of Lading,
Business and Visitim? Csirus,
Rail Tickets, Isabels Ax.
Q^r*Ortlrrs from a distance must be accompanied
With the cash, or some responsible reference given.
DR. WARSAW'S
(_y
"lELEH RATED Remedy for the cure of Ague
and Fever, Chills and Fever, Cake in the
side, and many oilier diseases of the West India
tFlanOs, ami diseases of the United States
—Price $1 25 per bottle, for at WM. VICRS'S
Stoin. June 17. 3-3III
~!7!3 7IF3I33®I7 ESKDISEaSh
THE
Subscribers have just opened that largo
and commodious house at the corner of Main
and O'Connell St.cets. The house has been im
proved at considerable expense, and is now ready
for the accommodation of Travellers, Boarders,
and Families.
No trouble nor expense will be spared to render
it a house of comfort ami convenience to those who
will favor him with a call. His table will be deck
ed with tho varieties of^ie season, and his bar
with the choicest of liquors.
July 1-—7-ay. T. FANNING & CO,
BLASTING POWDER.
UST received 10 Kegs Miming Powder, by
f| HEMPSTEAD LORIMIEK,
Juno 15, 1837.
NOTICE.
ALL
persons indebted to the estate of Hosea
T. ("amp, deceased, are requested to make
immediate payment to the undersigned and those
having claims against said estate are hereby notifi
ed to present them.
F. K. O'FERRALL, Adin'r.
SARAH CAMP, Adin'r.
June 24,1837. 4-tf
OTICE IS HEREBY GI VEN, That forty
dollars on each share of (lie Capital Stock of
the Aimers' Hank of l)u Iluipie, will be required
to IK: paid, to the President and Dirt dors ol said
Hank at their office in the town of Du iiuque,
011 the second Monday in October next—fifty per
ccnt. of said instalment to bo paid in spccio.
ly order of the Hoard.
E. LOCKWOOD, President.
Juno 3, 1837. 1-tf
NEW SPRING & SUMMER
Wassortment
E are now receiving a largo and handsome
of Sprint mid Summer GOODS,
to which we would respectfully invito the atten
tion ol' those who want cheap Goods.
Juno 3, 1837. 1-tf
NOTICE.
ALL
THOSE indebted to th firm of John Re
gan &, Co., arc requested to come forward and
sottle their accounts.
March 8,1837. 41
CORN MEAL.
810
CO
r»n
O'l'ER A & G11
All AM.
SACKS Corn Meal, received per s. b.
Fulton, and for sale low for cash by
June 10, 1837. SCOTT & TAYLOR.
20
BOOTS & SHOES.
A
LARGE assortment of Coarse and Fine
Hoots, coarse and fine shoes,ladies' and chil
dren.s1 shoes of all description, of a superior ipiali
ty, for sale by E. LOCKWOOD.
June 24. 'ltf
REWARD.
STRAYED
E•
from the stable of the subscriber, a
bout the middle of April last, a light Hay French
Pony, seven years old this spring, about l.'Ji hands
high, blaze ice, short mane—un other marks re
collected. The above reward will lie given to any
person who will deliver said horse to ine at this
place. PASCHAL MALLETT.
Du Burpie, July I, 1877. 5-4t.
EMBOSSED CASS1NETTS.
RECEIVED
per s. 11. Smelter, 5 cas»es Em­
bossed CasiiinelLs, a new and fashionable ar
ticle for gentlemens' pantaloons, which will bo sold
cheap, by O'FERltALL & GRAHAM.
Juno 3,1837. 1-tf
PAINTED MUSLINS.
~4 /~k PIECES of fashionable Painted .Muslin,
_E.vF for ladies suinmei dresses, just ree'd and
for sale by O'FERRALL & GRAHAM.
June 3. 1-1'|
NEW GOODS.
LOCKWOOD is now opening in the New
Store, opposite his old stand, on Main St.
a largs and well selected assortment of SPUING
AND SUMMER GOODS, just received from
Now York and Philadelphia, to which I10 invites
the attention of cutlomcrs.
June 10. 2-tf
NOTICE,
V
M. W. POWERS.
To persons wishing tn purchase property in Du
Jiurjue.
WHERE are now in market, 75 LOTS,immo
•t diately in front of the Town, and situated
on the bank of the Mississippi River. The sit
uation is handsome, and must become the prin
cipal part of the town. As the owners of the
property are anxious for the improvement of
the town, Lots can be had on reasonable terms
to those who will make improvements. For
further information, apply to
F. K. O'FERRALL.
Du Buque, May 11, 183G. ltf
NOTICEIS
IHCRKHY GIVEN, that I have
associated in business my brother W. L.
Lockwood, and the business in future will bo con
ducted under the firm of J. H. &• W. L. Lockwood
and all persons having unsettled accounts with me,
are requested to settle the same by note orothcrwisc.
J. II. LOCKWOOD.
Prairie du Chien, Oct. 4th. 183G. 29-tf
STEUBENVILLE JEANS.
JUST
ree'd by S. I. Smelter, 50 piecca of
Jeans, of very supeiior quality, which will
he sold low for ready pay, by ....
Juno 3. 1-tf O'FERRALL & GRAHAM-
IOWA NEWS
PRINTED AND I'lBLI^IIEB WEEKLY, BIT CORIGLL, KING & UfSSELL, MAIN STREET, AT 83 l'EIt ANNUM IF PAID IN ADVANCE, OR SI AT THE END Of THE VEIK.
DU BUQUE, UPPER MISSISSPPI LEAD MINES, WISCONSIN TERRITORY, SATURDAY, AUGUST
From the London Athentein.
THOMAS JEFFERSON.
Amidst the man}' astounding circumstances,
which attended the outbreak and progress of
the great American Revolution, not the least
extraordinary was tho galaxy of improvised
genius, drawn forth from the obscurity of co
lonial neglect, to carry on the affairs of the e
inancipatcd colonies, and to battle the mighty
combinations, military and political, of the mo
ther country. It is not alone that there were
giants in those days—they were giants sprung
from the soil, and starling into sudden and
matured power and applicability, and the touch
of that arch-ehehanter—necessity. When the
small numbers of the then existing population
are remembered, the manner in which that
population was spread over an immense ex
tent of surface, the degree to which tho best
energies of the individuals were consumed in
a rude struggle witli the untamed elements of
nature, and themselves removed alike from the
best means of instruction, and from the quie
tude of mind and body necessary to efficient
study—that so many individuals should have
been found capable not only of conducting the
armies and directing tho councils of the new
people, leading it through an arduous strug
gle to a great and crowning victory, but also
of filling up adequately and efficiently tho ad
ministrations of so many separate states, and
of laying the .foundation of so many distinct
local constitutions, is a phenomenon as diffi
cult to comprehend as it is unique in history.
In attempting to take account of the fact, ana
lyze its causes, it seems that every thing con
nected with book learning, and that mental
dcvelopement. which is acquired in schools,
then afforded by American society
ln
on
jy
0
reach of a small part
only
who are accustomed to sec a rising generation
moulded bv that which preceded it with inces
sant care, and both publicly and privately train
kd to run with exactnoes in narrow and pre
scribed grooves, are apt to confine our notions
of education to thcone principle of inculcation,
and thence to conclude that any people among
whom that species of training is deficient must
the instrumentality of his emotion. The ori-
gree, makes the man and when a tnovcrnei
"",1
i,""k
has once commenced, and there is a strong de- fence of Jefferson against party imputations,
mand for a peculiar quantity of intellect or of rather than a philosophical delineation of the i
Wise have died at home and give no sign, are
education was not superior to that which the pilot is the son of my old friend, B. Goll, E
colonies then allorded to her citi'/.ens at large I of Harmony, and tin engineers were once a
by which, however, lie profited to the full ex- I
gutshed Irimself in its practice as to be elected
a member of tho House of Burgesses from the
county of Albemarle and the degree to which
v., .....w.
Ilis
Midden
his ago and the opposition lie was destined to
scanty pro norlTons',' ami was placed'within the encounter in bis political career, arose almost jdu Chien. It is called Prairie du Cross. The
ia"d
"mil Anglo-American stock was principally and pertinaciously. Men ol this calibre and
imnosnd £f mrn driven from homo to nerse- temperament (and in their difierent kind an
m0
tent which an active spirit, and good abilities, I
wc
obtained in the colleges and schools of the Old jCan possibly reach
Ver
its members. We, exclusively from Ins attempts lead forward his I reneh gave it this name because on it the In
colleagues to consequences, then in contradic-| dians used to take their games of ball after su
tion tojreccived prejudices, but now generally gar making in the spring. 1 could not see its
by thcWopIc as political axiom. His leading entire extent, but should judge it contains
characteristics, were the daring independence
of his mind, and the vigor and clearness of
his intellect -which enabled him to embrace
combinations in their wholeness, and to dis
ntanjle affairs from those petty incidents
necessarily be rudo and uncivilized. But if which are the parents ol petty reasons and pet
thc American colonies were unfavorably cir-
ly
volitions. In discussions, he rarely went
cumstanccd in that respect, they were admira-"1"-'-'-!* o^3 subject to embarrass himself with
bly situated for another and more important! what Was extrinsic, inconsistent, or indifferent ...
What he saw distinctly, he willed firm y
composed of men driven from homo to perse- temperament (and ..
cution, to seek for liberty in the uncultivated degree they abounded in the American cities 0
wilds of an unexplored land and it was main- I that 4ay,) wore essential to the success of a nud 0
ly recruited from those of the most ardent and revolution, whore every thing was to be crea- tbe I-ronch, and by the Indian-, the Mount
reflective temperament among their country- ted on the spur of the occasion. Political the- that soaks in the water.
men. The outcasts—at least tho majority of ory, it is true, must have been cultivated be- Our boat landed, for a few minuUs, at the
them.—were of that impracticable and indo
cile race which, feeling deeply, and willing,
strongly refuse to surrender their consciences
or their institutions at the bidding of authority.
They carried with them, to their new home in
the desert, a moral world of their own, and a
susceptibility to the profoundest and most en
ergizing impressions of which humanity is ca
pable. For beings thus constituted, the New
World was a fit habitation. Nature, in all her
gloomy grandeur, afforded incessant dangers
to be encountered,obstacles to be vanquished,
and imagery to excite, to nourish and expend
reflection. To men thus circumstanced, the
event of every day's life sufficed to exercise
their intellects, to excite deep emotions, to ori
ginate new ideas and keep alive their spirit of
independence, and susceptibility to moral
truths. The Americans were, indeed, the tru
est descendents of their Saxon ancestors re
turned to their woods but carrying with them
a large portion of the moro quickening ideas
which a civilization of many centuries had a
wakened. As yet, national prosperity, and
successful commerce, the high tension of their
intellectual fibre, nor tied down their faculties
to tho material combinations conceivcd in the
acquition of wealth. Amongst such a people
self-education was a spontaneous and necessa
ry result —for to feel strongly, and to think
deeply, are cause and consfv|uoncc and the
pressure of externals powerfully contributed to
ensuro the effect. Among the masses of the
American population, it is energy or volition,
and not what wc, in these days, so greatly ad
mire under the name of "useful knowledgo,"
which fitted them for their revolution and
when the more favored few added to these pe
culiarities a moderate share of European edu
cation, they were placed in the most happy
position for becoming active citizens and dis
tinguished thinkers. We do not mean to sav
ity of intellect, are to be found in each and if icach shore. I he blufls form part ol its shorc,^
ail equal success did not attend both causes, it oil one ol which an Indian girl threw hersell
was because the unliappincss of the ago in becauso her lather rolused her to a l* renchman
England had mingled politics intimately with i whom she loved, and this gave it the name of
religion and that religion then was no better \Ltiver\i Lcup. Tho shore ot this lake abound
than an intolcrent and blind fanaticism. in the finest cornelians in tho world, and tho
than an intolcrent.
,, „„,i bluffs present the saiuu romantic scenery they
From the contemplation ol sucn times anu .. ,1
such men, we am elLly fautrht, that, for the ldo
virtues, which lift men out ol the mire of com
mon life, acquirements and abilities, however
extensive, will liavo no necessary connexion
with wisdom or design, of fixity of purpose.
But though Jefferson, being early called to
take a prominent share in the multilarious bu
siness of a troublous time, could have had lit
tle leisure, or opportunity for continued study,
he contrived to iryj^c himself familiar with tho
tliat this rensonip" contains "t "no whole truth, I which he lived. Ho was no heaven-born sav-
13- outlines at least, of the great branches of sci- IM |,v,jrs*
a y n y W u i i n e e s e a n o u i e e a e i n
nor to flatter ourselves that we have solved the age, but a man of cultivated tastes, and elc
problem which had led 11s to the train of rc-jgant acquirements, no less than of solid in-J J]OSI«ITAI. ON TIIE WKSTBRN WATERS.—Tho
flection. In every great movement which has formation and it is impossible to peruse hjs u
1
H...,
on the other hand, the occasion, to a certain de- lution, and the subsequent story of the rcge- I
ent aerated people. It is, in truth, a political de-
character, those who are possessed of it are man, and by far tin more valuable insights upon all such subjects as they may desire to
induced to come forward and exhibit Micra- i which it gives into his individual character, oh- j,ecornc
selves and tho "village Hampdens" and tained from an examination of the extensive
"rnuto inglorious Miltons," who would other-1 collection of Jefferson's letters, with which tlium
1
tho world is already generally acquainted. To
adopted by their l^rc, and enabled to shine tho rising generation in England, to whom the
forth, to do, and to"bo renowned. One way American story is less familiar, this review jj„ trade and business of the city. Is al
or other, a stirring ago is always prolific of i of the time and its patriot-great, will be found
great men and whether they be UonaparteH [deeply interesting audit is further valuable, th»/r in'itiirios. Wo aro not informed as to
and Ncys, or Franklins, Wasbingtons, and (for the frequent occasions it affords for enter- |,cu ish of thegentleiiiencomposiiigthe board,
.leffersons, depends, in a great degree, on the ing on the discussion of first principles, and
nature of the movement, and the qualities of i by fixingattention on an elevated and ennobling ||(!y
ished as ho ultimately became as purposes. I here is, moreover,
President of the republic,
as engaged in promoting the rcvoluttonnry light and exalt an im ig.u •t.ou, p. w.tl it,
movements, will probably be better known, trifling, vapid, and mawk.,1. in&.|.1
arid mori? admirod by postcrity, a» one of the [mm over tfce more literature oi.!«,
19, 1837.
most sagacious thinkers, and independent and
discursive philosophers, ofan age which teem
ed with great and original minds.— riioujrh I o'clock, P. M., in the steamboat Ariel, which •10 the Bishopric, it will create no surprise to
born ol a family in easy circumstances, his lcft Pittsburgh in March last. The principal learn, thai, happy and
ingly. The islands and bottoms which over
flow arc covered with timber, but when they
rise too high for tho flood, they are prairie, ge
nerally.
The first prairie, however, of any size, we
saw within the bluffs, is miles from Prairio
lie
from 50 to 100 square miles. The main chan
nel of the river washes one point of its base,
from which a number of ancient mounds are
visible.
Just abovo this prairie, tho lower mouth of
Black river empties into the Mississippi, from
the cast, by its do/en mouths. Thirty miles
further tip, the other mouth comes in, which
makes an island of that length, varying in
species of dcvelopement, which is sclf-nrodu- to it but, penetrating at oneeinto the essence, width from a point to 5 mjles..~-Near the up- collected to
ced in the intellectual faculties of man, thro' ho adopted a truth with all its consequences per mouth stand two great mounds, probably
300 feet high. At the base of one is an ex
tensive prairie, 011 which tho Rev. 1), Garvir,
the Swiss missionary, has built his house.
fore hand for the struggle for dominion be-' baso of the east, or first named one, to land
twecn the colonies and the mother country, [Mr. Garvir, and his goods, and^uysell and se
was not of yesterday but so it was, also, in
France before its revolution,—The writings ol
the philosophers of the eighteenth century had
familiarized men's minds with the elementa
ry ideas of right, and had giveii some consid
erable insight into the true basis of a free and
prosperous society but if the proceedings of
the respective legislatures be compared, and
the results to which these led, considered—a
wide difference will be perceived in the iutcl-
jf
conduct of a nation's affairs in moments of cri- »™r low down aa Rock Island rap
the one thing essential in its leaders, is
character that great views are the products ol
great passions: and that without those exalted
ids.
(''ers'
C0rrt s
Tho life of Jefferson, bow-
i range of subjects.
which it is wanting.
Prominent
merican revolution
who, distinguished as he ultimately j. -1 1 .1.,
and actively as In: freshness 111 the theme well '-alciilated to 01,
amonrr the great men of the A- -ever written must beone of those books which
ution, was THOMAS JEFFKIWON, [set men thinkmg-and thinking to tl e best o ,n
ST. PETEKS, MAY 17, 1837. BISHOP CHASE.—To those acquainted with
Wo left Prairie du Chien on the lth, at 1 jl'|C career ol this gentleman since his elevation
ng my hearers in your"city. 1» a few miles (deprived of the pleasures of society, and' desti-
would admit. But if his mind was not sub- the likeness of two Indians is marked on a per-1 vemences of life. He whose individual exer
mittod to as exquisite a cultivation as is to be pendieular cliff, in such a position that 110 0110 |tions effected the ercction of Kcneyon college,
..1 n 1-r.i «, ... ijeiow, or from a- carried it into successful operation, and,
World, neither was it shackled by their forms. hove, unless letdown toit by ropes hanging 0-1 bo resigned its snperintcndance to'this'drstin"
At twenty-six years of age, he had mastered
the difficulties of the law, and so far distin- The river is the most singular stream I ever ''csot age, but again encountering the fatigues
saw. Its bed is from two'to six miles wide, Jot travel, essayed the dangers of the sea to
but so filled wiih islands as to leave but one,ien''st
(channcl
bin ojt/n'ons were already formed, and his en- bout half a mile wide, though in ono of the \fltagc»t raise the standard of moral, intel
ergies developed, is remarked by his being 1 wildest places in its bed the channel is jlectual, and religious improvement ontheprai
(joined in one ot tho first overt acts of indepen- Ivor two hundred yards wide, and very crook- fnes of Illinois. SUowUi tW of+bW Vfclicm*
dcnce with Washington, Randolph, Henry, [cd. Tho water has been rising at the rate of Prelate bo prolonged, a few years shall
Lee, &c. all of them men destined to take'about 2 or 3 inches per day, fer three weeks, '[elapse, when a splendid university inscribed
thu lead in their country s aftairs, and make and is expected to rise on for as much longer. i,*° seienco and to letters shall adorn the sylvan
for themselves an immortality in their coun- And though it is now over most of the islands/groves of our neighbor, and many an edifice
try's gratitude. Letters written by Jefferson
an
arrival at a clear perception of 2. Because our rain
tie, and, of course,
the circumstances of tho times—of the reme
dies thqy required-and the principles on which
these depended, partakes very largely of the
naturelof intuition. Throughout the entire re
volution, and down nearly to the last moments
of !iis (xistcnce, Jefferson was in advance of
passed tho "painted rocked," on whic|A' of what aro want to be esteemed, the con-
the cliff. jguished succcssor, regarded not the infirmi-
bottoms, and swelling into littlo lakes,
not more than five or six years before this time, yet the water is not in the least riled or mud- ii 'I.10 »"promo Being, shall greet us on the
and preserved in the volumes before 11s, exhib-| dy. The reasons why tho river is so long ri- waving plains. At the sound of the deep
it few marks of this intellectual precocity, and 1 sing, are: 1. The length of the river, and the mouthed bell, pastors and people shall gather,
are not much better, either in style or matter, moderate rate of its current. 2. The immense |a,"l t'lcn 'be solt swell and solemn peal of the
than any idle young men might indite to one number of
sloughs, fx/ucs,) ponds, lakes, &c., mellow organ shall frame the heart for adoration,
of his own standing and condition, within its bed, which it takes time to fill: and Divested of the bigotry of sectarianism, wo
2. JJecauso our rains and showers are iMitgcit-|
The other mound half a mile distant, is an isl- y0''
veral other passengers ascended ono of its
peaks and took a view ol the lovely plain east
of if. But one of my men, taking another point,
fell in with a huge ralth r, which ho killed
and returned, bringing the snake as a trophy.
In tho mean time, the hands, in taking sonic
bags of potatoes off the deck, found a water
make, about 4 feet long, snugly coiled away
among them. He was soon dispatched also.
Sixty miles further brought us to Lake. 1'c-
Icclual resources and creative powers of the 'pin. This is about 30 miles long an.I from 2
old and new people. Between the great men I to 0 miles wide. It appears, therefore, to be
of the American revolution, and those of the jbuttho Mississippi without islands, as its bed
earlier period of the Long Parliament, there is only about the same width of the river, where
is a greater similarity. The Mine simplicity the islands almost fill it from shore to shores,
of manners—the
same firmness of
same grandeur of soul—the It is a beautiful sluel of water, having several
determination, and porspicu- extensive plains of timber and prairio land oil
^""tlar character to tl.oso
""7/""",j", We left the lake about 10 or 12 miles from
tho riv!r
comiiigjnto its side twenty
miles from its outlet. A few miles up the ri
ver wc came to Red I Vine's village, where
the Rev. Mr. Denton, another Swiss mission
ary, has commonccd operations among the
Sioux.
This place, which wc rcachcd in about 00
hours' fail, is 200 or 320 miles, by estimation,
from Prairie du Chien. It is on a white sand
bluff, in the forks of St. Peter's and .Mississip-
It is beautifully situared for a fort,
ns a few inhabitants, besides sol-
^ur ^ra'^ers» lodian
i o n
&C.
om
convulsed society, men have started into no- correspondence, in which he pours forth (Juy ler, and lleiskell, ol' the United States[{army that fought and gained tho battle of Chip
tice peculiarly adapted to carry on the work
agent,
Hun riii'i .um ».
parl cu
i
blacksmi I,
missioncrs, consisting of Doctors I larncy, ..
clear and precise views on almost all subjects, I Army, for selecting sites for the erection of ipewn, and greater than thn population of a consid-
in liand^ This very evidently depends, to a without a profound admiration of bis industry, iiw31,iti,lf» on thn "Western Wafers, arrived eralde sized county town. She is of the burthen of
great degree, upon tho nccessary order which 1 and for tin
places the thought before the action.—The idea preprinted
of an important change must have subsisted in his ow
society for some time before the4 public will man is
calls into action and thus men aro prepared back to
for the task which is allotted them. But then, {more tlui
iir
|y
to
tho Medical I'acuity,
t| 1( ,, ro ,, i ty 0 iuiincdiafely
opening such u
p0||(l( iiee as may enable the commission-
ers
prQC(|ro early and accurate information
ac
an(
,t,minted with There aro many lacta
jrcllII,stances which could be laid before
by
individuals who have devoted some
att(,Ml'j0,i
ra
to the subject, aside from those gene-
observations, which every man familiar
n
,af/y apprised of, that would greatly facilitate
nor
,|o we know the character of the informa-
aro
laS8urc"
1 I
thc
:Li thc
K
"SEKifajfalHlfci. i»ja£faWilis
desirous of acquiring, but we Ibel
d, that it will afford the citiv
citizcns gener-
whim ally a pleasure, to give them all the assistance 1
Y
heir power, in prosecuting such researclios jl)Carjy as large as tj^'Patinsylvsnia.
hey may think proper to make. i
Rl'pU.^!t.J"^
JT
't
W'H
NO.
l')0
wltl1
12.
o n e n e e o u i e s
I a cabin, (inferior even to the ordinary cabins
of the country,) in the forests of Peoria aliko
„„c„when
liberality of Protestant England in
suitable for steamboats, generally a-.jbtihalF°Frolipfion and learning. He was the
giUcd spire, consecrated to the worship
u UIAUS mm IU jtti* uiiu UVV»UU«uishh WO
W0U"l |nyokc
every advocate of Christianity
se, swell the streams accord- in"d morality, while lie admires, to imitate the
example of Bishop Chase.
It has repeatedly occurred to us, that now
in the comparatively infantile condition of tho
state, 011 every citizen devolves a heavy res
ponsibility. To the present population attach
es tho province of controlling tho moral and
religious education. Talents and means, else
where insignificant, might hero be advanta
geously employed. In sections where pover
ty, ignorance and immorality arc to be met
with, what enduring benefits might be confer
red by the establishment of schools where the
most ordinary or merely elementary branches
of education might be taught, by instilling ha
bits of industry and frugality, and by inculca
ting healthful morals as well by example aa
precept! If every individual would appropri
ate a proportion of tho ability ho possesses,
the results to tho rising and succeeding gener
ations would be incalculably immense.—Now
nil
1,u'
IIIKI of the river, call Mont Trompo 1'Eau, by Society and institutions of every do-
vt'o mit™^
gether from the various states of tho Union
and (a few of the older countries excepted)
whatever ofpeculiarilies may obtain, our modes
of expression, habits, manners, See. have, as
insufficient timo to become amalga-
scription aro in the situation to bo moulded by
the plastic hand of those whose
energies prompt
to operate upon surrounding materials.
Instead of directing exclusive attention to
individual and personal interests, some reflec
tions wore exercised on subjects of philnnthro
phy and patriotism, we should not have tho
mortifying response for the oft propounded in
ter rogatories, "where are your churches, where
your schools, where your Lyceums, whero
your benevolent and charitable institutions?
[Pekin Telegraph.
THE LAUNCH OF THE PANNSYLVANIA.
Yesterday was a ^enornl jubilee for all agcs hwl
sexes in Philadelphia. Tho day was all that could
lie desired. Most of thu stores, banks, and offices
were closed before llie time appointed for the launch,
and from an oarly hour, the streets lending to tha
Navy Yard presented a continued stream of foot
passengora and oinnibusses, mid othor vehicles,
liy 2 o'clock, the Yard, tho whaivcB and roofs of
houses in the neighborhood, and the various scaf-.
folds erected tin tho purpose, wr.ro filled with denso
masses of spectators river was covered with craft of
all sizes, from the batteau to tho largest steamboat,
tilled with passengers, and thoir streamers flying:
whilo llio various club barges, with tho crcwg in
their neat uniforms, continued to give animation to
the scene. The southern point of tho island,
Ivaighn's Point, and tho Jorsey shore opposite th»
Yard wcro alsotakon adventage of by those who
wished to avoid tho crowd, and the glare of the ami,
and presontod a gay scono. It is impossible to
mako any calculation ofihe number of spectators,
but they could not have been loss than fifty thou
sand, and thoy may have far excoeded that num
ber.
At ton minute* past 9 o'clock, tho signal gum
wero fund, drawing every eye to tho ship-house,
and at
!lt)
minutes past 2 she glided smoothly
from
tho stocks into her destinod element, and swung
gracefully round to her anchos, amid tho roar of ar
tillery and tho cheers of the multitude.
The fear of danger from tho swell caused by so
large a body entering tho water, proved to be alto
gether groundless, as it was scarcely perceptible.
The Philadelphia Cazotte furnishes a few pai
ticulars respecting tho capacity oflhis vessel, which
as they sceni to b0 a matter of public interest, wo
have copied below. Tho Gazette says, that thin
ship "is large enough to carry two thousand men,
which is a larger number than the whole America*
carry
tosup
She
every
lldisposa
iron
pobhlos for tho bottom of thc ocean, unlws
she
hap­
pens to hit the enemy. Sho will draw 2d feet of
water, and thus find it difficult to naWgato 111 shoal
rivers. One of her anchors, which '3
to
be seen in
the yard, and which is said to bo the largest on»
in the world, weighs 11,37 pounds, which is some
thing more than five tons, and will roquiro some
merry pining at tho capstan logot it Her
water tanks a.o of iron, mosily in »h»po of
large chests, capable ofhoMiug
f'"™,
on0J"lW°
hundred gallons, but bavin- a proportion of them
of otner shapes adapRv! 10 ftr "ml theinto ofth«
ship, so as to leavo no space happens with cask*.
The number is probably 150, as "aswe could
jud-'e from looking at tbo.n, as wo did a day two
since under the guidance of some of tho polite and
attentive ofheers strr.ionod at the yard.
V friend hn* just informed us that tho target
•mclmr in «ho H'iiish dock yard, at Portsmouth. 4*
IST' weighed (something less than 10,000 Iba, at
1 Wt»ln 1
j..
»w.
n
wh
'fK|, i,no there \^mo on tho stocks threo slug* n
I The rivet is falling slowly*
tfv IOV«»'P (g^ n^igauc.
1
rn
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