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And the Secretary of the .Treasury is hereby
directed to pay, out of any moneys not other
vise appropriated, to Robert C. Schenck, of
Ohio, for his full compensation while employed
as envoy extraordinary and minister plenipoten
tiary of the United States on special mission to
the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, in the year
eighteen hundred and fifty-two, the sum of nine
thousand dollars ; and for his full compensation
as envoy extraordinary and minister plenipoten
tiary of the United States on special mission to
the Argentine Confederation, in the year eigh
teen hundred and fifty-three, toe sum of nine
thousand dollars, such payment to be in lieu of
the per diem compensation provided for said
Robert C. Schenck, in the "act making appro
priations for the civil and diplomatic expenses
of the government," approved August fourth,
eighteen Hundred and fifty-four.
To enable the Secretary of State to reimburse
to Edward Riddle, such sums as shall be satis
factorily shown to have been expended by him,
or which said Kiddie may Have obligated mm
self to pay, on account of his official position at
the Industrial Exhibition at London, England,
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Expenses of the Collection of R venue from Lands.
To meet the expenses of collecting the reven
ue.f rom the sale of public lands in the several
land States, and Territory of Minnesota, in ad
dition to the balances of former appropriations:
For salaries and commissions of registers of
land-offices and receivers of public moneys,
three hundred and eighteen thousand dollars.
For expenses of depositing public moneys by
receivers of public moneys, one hundred thous
and dollars.
For incidental expenses of the several land-
offices, seventy-four thousand three hundred dol
Survey of the Public Lands For surveying
the public lands, (exclusive of California, Ore
gon, Washington, New Mexico, Kansas, and
Nebraska,) including incidental expenses, and
island surveys in the interior, and all other
special and difficult surveys demanding augmen
tid rates to be apportioned and applied to the
several surveying districts according to the exi
gencies of the public service, including expenses
of selecting swamp lands, and the compensation
and expenses to surveyor to locate private land
claims in Louisiana, in addition to the unexpen
ded balances of all former appropriations for
the same objects, one hundred and fifteen tnous
and dollars.
For the resurvey and correction of thirty
townships in Michigan, situated north of the
ffrst correction line, and west of the meridian,
averaging sixty miles each, at a rate not ex
ceeding six dollars per mile, ten thousand eight
hundred dollars.
For the resurvey and correction of townships
forty-four, to forty-eight north, inclusive of
ranges eighteen, nineteen, and twenty west, sit
uated in the upper peninsula of Michigan, esti
mated at thirteen full to wnship?,aver aging sixty
nu le se aca rate not exceeding six dollars
per mile, fourtho25d,six hundred and eighty
Vnr Mi-reclln? erroneous and "defective lines
of public and private surveys in Illinois and
Missouri, at a rate not exceeding six dollars per
mile, three thousand dollars.
for th resurvev and correction of old errone
ous surveys in Arkansas, discovered since the
last report by the surveyor-general, x a raie
not exceeding six dollars per mile, nine thous
and five hundred and four dollars.
For the renewal and correction of old, erro
neous, and defective surveys in Arkansas, dis
covered iipe the last estimate by the surveyor-general-here
the marks haye become oblitera
ted time, accident, and other causes, at a
zate not exceeding four dollars per mile, four
thousand eight nundred and ninety-six dollars.
For Burvevin? in Louisiana, at augmented
rates, now authorized by law, twenty-three
thousand and ninety-one dollars.
For retracing and renewing old, obliterated.
imperfect, and defective surveys in the State of
, Florida, and making relocations of the lines of
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private laxia cisium uucrcia , ana tor lucaiuig
private land claims under the act of tweaty-
eighth June, one thousand eight hundred and
forty-eight ; also for detached and unfinished
surveys, and for the execution of surveys ren-
dered difficult by reason of swamps and lakes
and to be expended atates not exceeding six
dollars per mile, ten thousand dollars.
For preparing the unfinished records of public
and private surveys, to be transferred to the
State authorities under the provisions of the act
of the twelfth June, one thousand eight hundred
and forty, in those districts where the surveys
are about being completed, twenty thousand
For resurveys and examinations of the survey
- of the public lands in those States where the
offices of the surveyors-general have been, or
shall be, closed under the acts of the twelfth of
June, e thousand eight hundred and forty, and
the tv Naty-second of January, one thousand
eight hundred and fifty-three, including two
thousand dollars lor the salary of the cierK de
tailed to this special service in the General
Land Office, three thousand dollars.
For Survey in' California, Oregon. Vfashim-
ton, Neve Mexico, -Kansas, and Nebraska. For
surveying the public lands and private land
claims in California, including office expenses,
tuciaeub u luc out cjr ui viaiiua, un w uc mo-
bursed at the rates prescribed by law for the
different kinds of work, one hundred and fifty
thousand dollars.
For rent of surveyor-general's office in Cali-
. forma, purchase of instruments, records, araw
- log materials, luruuuxe, j.uei, viu yxy ui ucs
sengers, eighteen thousand dollars.
For continuing the surveys of standard paral
lela in.Oreeon. over the coast range of moun
tains to the Pacific, estimated at one hundred
and fifty miles, three thousand dollars.
For survevinfir townshin and subdivision lines
In Oregon Territory, at a rate not exceeding
twelve dollars per mile, twenty-five thousand
; nine hundred and twenty dollars.
; For rent of survevor-eeneral's office in Ore
- gon, fuel, books, stationery, and other incident
i ? ai expenses, three thousand dollars. ': '.
1 For surveying township and subdivision lines
: in Washington Territory, at a rate not exceeding
: twelve dollars per mile, thirty thousand dollars.
For office rent for the surreyr-general of
' Washington Territory, fuel, books, stationery,
and other incidental expenses, three thousand
I collars.;
For rent of surveyor-ereneral's office in New
Mexico, fuel, books, stationery, and other inci
dental expenses, three thousand dollars.
or compensation of a translator in tne office
of the survevor-reneril of - New Mexico, two
thousand dollars
For surveying the necessary base, meridian.
standard parallels, and section lines, in Kansas
and IKebraska. also outlines of Indian reserva
tions, one hundred end one thousand dollars.
For rent of surveyor-generaPs office 'in Kan
sas and Nebraska, fuel, books, stationery, and
other incidental expenses', six thousand dollars.
Jt or continuing the survey of tne keys off the
coast of Florida, by the officers'of the coast sur
vey, thirty thousand dollars.
For continuing the survey of the islands off the
coast of California, forty thousand dollars.
For continuing the survey of the islands off
the coast or uaiuornia forty thousand dollars.
' For running and marking the boundary line
between the United States and the Republic of
Mexico, under the treaty concluded at the city
of Mexico on the thirtieth of December, one
thousand eight hundred and fifty-three, seventy-
one thousand four hundred and fifty dollars, to
be disbursed under the direction of the Secreta
ry of the Interior.
r or compensation of the surveyor-general of
Utah Territory, three thousand dollars.
J? or clerks in his office, four thousand dollars.
For office rent for the surveyor-eeneral of
Utah Territory, fuel, books, stationery, furni
ture, and other incidental expenses, three thous
ana aouars.
For surveying the base, principal meridian,
correction parallels, township and section lines,
in the Territory of Utah, at augmented rates,
ratv uousana dollars.
Penitentiary. For compensation of the war
den, clerk, physician, chaplain, assistant keep
ers, guards, and porter, of the penitentiary of
the District of Columbia, eleven thousand two
hundred and twenty-nine jdollars and thirty-one
cents ; ana twenty per centum additional salary
is hereby appropriated, to be paid to the said
officers of the penitentiary, which per centum
shall commence from the first day of July,
eighteen aunorea and fifty-three : Provided.
That the same shall not extend to the chaplain.
For compensation of three inspectors of said
penitentiary, seven hundred and fifty dollars
ana ior tne present hscal year, four hundred anc
fifty dollars, in addition to the sum already ap
For the support and maintenance of said tienl
tiary, six thousand three hundred and twelve
dollars and fifty cents. And the annual com
pensation of the chaplain of the penitentiary,
shall be five hundred dollars, to commence from
the present fiscal year.
or defraying the expenses of the supreme,
circuit, and district courts of the United States.
including the District of Columbia : also for
jurors and witnesses, In aid of the funds arising
rrom nnes, penalties, and forfeitures, incurred in
the fiscal year endinsr the thirtieth of June, one
thousand eight hundred and fifty-six, and pre
vious years ; ana likewise for defraying the ex
penses of suits in which the United States are
concerned, and of prosecutions for offences com
mmea against the united States, and for the
saie-Keeping of prisoners, eight hundred thous-
ana aouars.
For the support, clothiner. and medical treat
ment of the insane of the District of Columbia
and of the army and navy at the asylum in said
ojisinct, sixteen mousand eight hundred dollars.
For finishing and furnishins the two last sec
tions of the hospital buildin?. which comprises
an mat nas oeen commenced, twenty-two thous
and five hundred and twelve dollars. And for
the erection of a lodge for the colored insane.
fences, repair of the farm-houses, for ten cows
for use of the asylum, for a carriage and har
ness ior tne patients, and for ditching, grading,
and setting out trees, twelve thousand and twen
ty dollars.
Public Buildings and Grounds. For compen
sation, in part, for the messenger in charge of
the mam furnace in the Capitol, four hundred
and twfinty dollars.
or compensation to the laborer in charge of
the water-ciosets in the Uapitoi, four hundred
ana uiircy-eignt aouars.
Drenaratorv to the extension of fhn (Tanifnl
a n-uttJ ciauuiL obiccv?, a.
Square, in accordance with the plan submitted
oy the commissioner of Public Buildings, fifteen
thousand dollars : Prodded. That no part of this
appropriation snail pe expended except upon
property now owned by the United States.
For compensation of the public gardener, one
thousand four hundred and forty dollars.
For compensation of sixteen laborers, em
ployed in the public grounds and President's
garuen, at forty-eight dollars per month each
nine thousand two hundred and sixteen dollars
For compensation of the keeper of the west
ern gate, Capitol Square, eight hundred and
seventy-six aouars.
x or compensation of two day watchmen, em
ployed in the Calitol Square, at six hundred dol
lars each, one thousand two hundred dollars.
For compensation of two night watchmen
employed at the President's house, at six hun
dred dollars each, one thousand two hundred
For compensation of the doorkeeper at the
the President's house, six hundred -and thirty
eight dollars.
For compensation of assistant doorkeeper at
the President's house, four hundred and thirty
eight dollars.
For compensation of four draw-keepers at
the Potomac-bridge, and for fuel, oil, and
lamps, three thousand two hundred and sixty-
six dollars.
For compensation of two draw-keepers
the two bridges across the eastern branch of
the Potomac, and fuel, oil, and lamps, one thous
and one hundred and eichtv dollars.
For compensation of the Auxiliary Guard.
fuel, and oil for lamps, nineteen thousand four
hundred dollars.
For support, care, and medical treatment of
eighteen transient paupers, medical and surgical
patients, in Washington Infirmary, three thous
and dollars.
For purchase of manure for the public
grounds, one thousand dollars.
For hire of carts on the public grounds, one
thousand dollars.
For purchase and repair of tools used in the
public grounds, five hundred dollars.
For purchase of trees and tree-boxes, to re
place, where necassary, such as have been plan
ted by the United States, and the repair of pave
ments in front of the public grounds, nve tnous
and dollars..
For compensation of one night watchman em
ployed for the better protection of the buildings
lying south of the Capitol, and used as public
sia Dies ana carpenter's snop, six aunorea aoi
For annual , tepairs of the Crpitol, water
closets, public stables, water-pipes, pavements
nd other walks .within the Capitol square,
broken glass, and locks, five thousand dollars.
For annual repairs of the President's house
improvement or grounds, purchasing, trees an
plants for garden, and making hotheds therein
six thousand dollars.
For removing the stone wall which now forms
the southern boundary of the park at the Presi
dent's in accordance with: the recommendation
and plan submitted" by the' Commissioner of
Public Buildings, fifteen thousand dollars. -
For removing the. old ngiaerhonse of the
Franklin Fire Company from the tranzular
space on Pennsylvania Avenue, between Thir
teenth and Fourteenth Streets, and inclosing said
mumiv vTiu &u 1.1 uu ixncv, axiu improving it, auc
thousand dollars.
For removing the present dome over the cen
tral portion of the Capitol, and the construc
tion of one upon the plan as designed by Thom
as U. Walter, architect of the Capitol extension.
fender the direction of the President of the Uni
ted States, one hundred thousand dollars.
For public reservation number two, and La
fayette Square, three thousand dollars.
For inclosing the circle at the intersection of
Pennsylvania Avenue with New Hampshire
Avenue, and K and Twettr-Third Streets, and
improving the space within said circle, three
thousand dollars. . ... ' .
For inclosing the triangular space, upon
which the western market-house recently .stood,
with an iron fence, and improving the same five
thousand dollars.
For repairs of Pennsylvania Avenue, one
thousand dollars.
For footway on north front of the President's
house, in lieu of the brick pavement now much
broken, containing seventeen thousand one hun
dred and seventy-six square feet, at twenty
eight cents per foot, three thousand eight hun
dred and nine dollars and twenty-eight cents.
t or finishing the brick pavement on the south
front of Lafayette Square, one thousand dollars.
For purchase of books for library at the exe
cutive mansion, to be expended under the direc
tion of the President of the United States, two
hundred and fifty dollars.
To complete and revise the grades of the city
of Washington, and to determine the plans for
the drainage and sewerage thereof, per act of
August thirty-one, eighteen hundred and fifty
two, five thousand dollars.
For taking care of the grounds south of the
President's house, continuing the improvements
of the fame, and keeping them in order, three
thousand dollars.
For the completion of the east win? of the
Patent-Office building, and the improvements
connected therewith, ten thousand seven hun
dred dollars.
For lighting the President's house and Capi
tol, the pubiie grounds around them, and around
the executive offices and Pennsylvania Avenue,
.ast Capitol Street to Second Street, twenty
five thousand dollars.
For fuel for the President's house, one thous
and dollars.
For furnace keeper at the President's house,
three hundred and sixty-fire dollars.
To complete the furnishing of the rooms of
the new wing of the Patent-Office building,
with furniture, and providing the saloon there
in with cases for models, fifteen thousand dol
and procuring and distributing cuttings and
seeds, twenty-five thousand dollars.
. For continuing the work on the Washington
aqueduct, two hundred and fifty thousand dol
lars, i
For completing the engravings and illustra
ting or tne Mexican Dounuary survey, ten tnou
sand dollars.
To meet the expenses of the transportation
of certain persons from San Diego to San Fran
cisco, California, charged with a violation of
tne neutrality laws of the united states, ana
who surrendered themselves to the military au
thonties, one thousand two hundred dollars.; L
For salaries and incidental expenses of the
commission appointed under the act of third
March, eighteen hundred and fifty-one, for set
tling land-claims in California, from third
March, eighteen hundred and fifty-five to third
March, eighteen hundred aud fix tv-six, in addi
tion to unexpended balance, one hundred and
twenty thousand dollars.
For compensation of thirty clerks of class one,
ten of class two, nine of clays three, and one at
two thousand dollars per annum, one messenger
at eight hundred and forty doll as, one messenger
at six hundred dollars, two laborers at five hun
dred 'and seventy-six dollars each, and four
watchmen at six hundred dollars each per an-
um, for temporary service at the discretion of
the Secretary of the interior, in the Pension-ur-fico
on account of bounty lands, seventy-one
thousand three hundred and ninety dollars.
Tor Contingent Expenses viz yFor rent of
rooms, stationary, engraving plates for oounty-
iaua warrants, paper, ana pnnung me aoiue,
binding books, blank books for registers, office
furniture, and miscellaneous items, twenty thou
sand dollars. - .
For expenses of the current fiscal year on ac
count of military bounty lands thirty thousand
dollars. - '
For clerk hire, patents, records, stationery,
and miscellaneous items, in the general Ijand
Office, on account Of -military bounty lands
seventy thousand dollars : Provided, however,
That the Secretary of the Interior, at his dis
cretion, shall be, and he is hereby, authorized to
use any portion of said appropriation tor piece
Work, or by the day, week, month, or year, at
such rate or rates, as fie may deem just and fair
For compensation of ten clerks of class one
to be employed temporarily in the office of the
Third Auditor, on a-count of military bounty
lands, twelve thousand dollars' 1 and that the
Secretary of the Interior be, and hereby is, au
thorizedand directed to pay to Jacob P. Chase,
the usual compensation for the services of his
tw sons, as elerks in the Pension Office for the
time they were engaged as such, and the sum
necessary to pay the same be, and the same is
hereby, aonrorjriated.
And the Secretary of War be, and he hereby
is, directed to cause to be constructed on such
site, in a central position on the public grounds,
in the city of Washington? as" may be selected
by the President of the United States, a suitable
l'mi; . -L 1 . l! 1.1-
Duiiaing ior tne care ana preservauon o& w
ordinance, and arms, and accoutrements of the
United States, required for the use of the volun
teers and militia of the .District of uoiumbia
and for the care and preservation of the mill
tary trophies of the revolutionary and other
wars, and for the deposit of newly-invented and
model arms, for the military service, the said
ordinance and arms, and the building to be used
by the volunteers and militia of the .District oz
Columbia, under such regulations as may be pre
scribed by the President, and for the purpose of
carrying tins act into eueci, uic iuiu ui uiuij
thousand dollars be, and the same hereby is,
appropriated out of any money in tire- treasury
not otherwise appropriated. ,
w Continued next week.J
Hickorv nut oil. is considered equal
to the best lard or sperm oil for burning
and machinery, is now manuiacturea in
Davton. Ohio. The oil remains in a fluid
state at a very low temperature, and it does
not gum' like ordinary oils. It is used in
very delicate machmary,
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New clothes are great promoters
Ol pieiy. a new oonnei or a nw ui
will induce a girl to go 4 to chureh at least
inree umes on ouuuav. wucic auv wuu
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use to go once oeiore sne got iu
CQf"Mony isdefined to be - a compoi
siuon for taking stains out ol character
T." Correspondence of the Herald. j "
tYxx.xss-B&az, Pa., 9th August, 1855.
Jlfasrs. Ediior$:
My prediction in a previous
etterto the Herald, concerning Gov. Be e-
der's removal," has been verified; and the
people of Kansas must now experience the
relief, felt by a sleeper under an inciipus,
when suddenly restored to wakefulness.
The explanations demanded by the Presi
dent of his Excellency, touching the char
ges of illegal land speculations, came forth
as clear as a black doad in a dark night;
and have had the effect to disappoint his
friends throughout the country egregiously.
His defence embraces but two material
points. The first, in regard to the pur
chase of Indian lands, he answers in the
following language; "If there ia any
wrong, in the matter it is not a wrong
committed, but at most only a wrong at
tmpted, and in the face of all probability
a wrong which we expected to be sanc
tioned by the President." It 'was " at
most only a wrong attempted ! " a wrong
which we expected to be sanctioned by
the President!!" - r
The second point is simply a demurrer ;
t. e. the Governor does not deny his guilt
in " other speculations in the lands of
Kansas, apparently in violation of Acts
of Congress &c," but that vthevery
genexal manner in which. the char
ges are stated, the entire absence of
any specification on which to .make a
point or raise an issue," might cause him
to " wander in side issues, departures,
evasions and uncertainties, without ever
reaching a conclusion !" Pettifogging is
generally contemptible, which even a bad
case will not justify, but this position of - the
Governor's is laughable.
The Abolition ' papers are prolonging
an agonizing wail over Reeder's removal;
and in discussing the matter, do not fail to
consult their vocabulary of literary gar-.
bage and choice lies. , Abolitionism and
Truth are Antipodes. I witness so much
in print of Kansas affairs, that I know to
be utterly without foundation, that my
prejudices against Abolitionists, are fast
growing into hatred. And the meanest
wretches, the lowest liars, and the lousiest
vagrants of all the abolition, hermaphro-
ditish, dog-souled anthropophagy, are to
be found in Kansas They are the Aboli
tion letter writers M'Crea, who has sent
into the Eastern press three or four letters
lined with falsehoods, is not the only lying
cowardly scoundrel in the r Territory.
had not been here but a few days, before
I discovered the following precious extract
going the rounds of the public Journals:
Strange Development. A Kansas
letter to the Pittsburg Dispatch says, under
date of Leavenworth, June 26th, that J
M. Alexander, a Pennsylvaman, was the
originator of the pro-slavery " vigilance
committee" which lynched Phillips, and
committed other outrages ! The same cor
respondent says that the public odium res
tins: upon the lynchers has caused the dis
solution of the committee, and that they
have been turned adrift by the hotel keep
er with whom they boarded, and who was
a pro-slavery man.
The writer knew he was lying when
he penned that letter but like a Jilthy
aproned scavenger., gathering and spread
ing offal, his foul instinct (soul he has not)
led him to collect and scatter the putrid ex
crements of falsehood, in character with
the hybrid horde, from M'Crea; Tdovm to
the old palsied wretch, himself. I remem
berj on. election day, of my, friend H
Long, Esq., asking me a question. Said
he : Who is that little old gray Tabbit
( pointing to him) yondeT ?" I gave him
the name. " Well," said Long, " do you
know he would steal niggers?" I saw my
friend had read the tell-tale guilt in the
old Devil's countenance, for, like Cain, the
mark is visible on these Abolition rene
gades. A thief will lie
But one paper has made further com
mini evn t hn 1 fitter in the Disrjatch. than
the extract here given, that I have seen.
To tnat Journal, another paper volunteered
in my defence Which elicited the follow
ing letter from myself, and which, with
myjrespects "and hopesof soon meeting
With yOU, Will Close UUS cuuiuiuuitaiuuij
Correspondence of the " Democratic Standard.
YfuMJMXXt:Jvly 31 1855
J. I. Alxxk Es: - '
My dear Sir I-had
observed a" abort article extracted from the
Pittsburg Dispatch, going the rounds of
ine irees, in wmcn x was proauuntpui
" the ongmator ol the iro-aiavery v igi
Jance Committee which: lynched Fhfllips
and committed other, outrages." Liy at
tention had also been directed,by a friend
to the tmirenerotis remarks F the Oarbon
dale Transcrirf. I had not intended, to
notice any attack upon me by any Aboli
paper ; but as you have had the "manliness
to speak through your able journal in my
defence,' and as it is possible that my po
sition . may be . 'misunderstood by many of
my friends in this, and other places, from
such wilful mis-statements as. appeared in
the Transcript, I will say a few words to
the Public about myself in connection with
the famous article alluded to, and in the
Transcript I
- In the first place, the article is . a base,
irredeemable falsehood, emenatmg from
no other breast than that of a black-hearted
abolitionist ; and is in perfect keeping
with four-nlthS -- of the lying pro auctions
of a lew hired, abolition correspondents in
Kansas, published' in the East by the New
York rTWfrune, and its nebulous satelites
in the country, :
The celebrated "Committee" that applied
those forcible corrections to Phillips, origi
nated in this wise. On the night of the
nuest upon the dead body of Malcolm
Clark, a portion of the evidence implicated
Phillips as - having abetted McCrea, by
urging him on to create a difficulty, and
handing him the pistol with which Clark
was shot so soon afterwards. Added to
this, was the fact, that Phillips stood charged
before the community with having commit
ted a perjury concerning the late election, in
which many of the more honorable Free
soilers could not exculpate him. The at
tendants onthe Inquest, Clark s bleeding
corpse before them, a man in his life, it
was impossible to know, and not to admire,
for he was noble and generous'to a fault,
indignantly determined, that. Phillips was
not a safe man to Jive ni that community;
and so appointed a committee on the spot, to
notify him to leave the place.- The notice
was given that night. ;, Now mark: 1 knew
nothinz of this till the next davl I was
present but a lew minutes at tne incipient
stage of the Inquest, to counsel regarding
the formality of procedure, and then retired
with agentleman.recentlyfromWew xork,
who had claims to my attention. My name
was not used in connection with that com
mittee. But I am fearless to say of that
Committee that it embraced the names of
young gentlemen of high qualifications' and
unimpeachable character: and whom it
may do to slander at a distance, but not in
the neighborhood. -
I will further say, in vindication ol my
self, that I believe! possess the esteem and
confidence of all parties in Kansas, in my
business and social relations And at a
time when a whole community trembled at
the threatening aspect of enraged partisans
I flatter myself as having "done "some sef
vice, in connection with his Honor Chief
Justice. Lecompte, in quieting agitation
ana promoting oraer
You have seen the high encomiums
passed upon me by . the Kansas Herald
smce l leite here, ana wmcn tne genue-
menly editors of the "Spirit of the Valley
copied into their own excellent paper with
corresponding comments. .
As the "Spirit" exchanges with the
"Transcript," Mn Reynolds must have
seen it, and yet in the face of the fact that
1 had returned here on ousmess, ana wouia
repair to Kansas by the first of September,
Mr. Reynolds, kindly, and generously re
marks: that, no wonder I fled from Kansas
and returned here again to place myself un
der the protection of my demi-god (he must
nave naa ueiui-juau ia xus xmuu j vut.
Wright! How noble how lofty the soul, to
speak the truth in that high-toned way:
I believe, while I was an Editor, that I
treated my brethren of the Press with uni
form courtesy, Mr Reynolds with the
rest, and I must beg of him to cultivate his
nature a little more, with the beautiful doc
trine of Charity. I think my impression
is correct, that Mr Reynolds, at one pe
riod of his life, published a paper some
where in the South, and that he did not
thsn rave about the evils jf slavery; and
will' venture the supposition now, that if he
were in Kins as, he would, not be long out
of the pro-slavory ranks. Like many oth
ers in Kansas, once strong Free-soilers
after witnessing thedishonorable, turbulent
and factious conduct of the abolition, Know-
nothins'. Main law. Women's rights and
Emigrant-Aid men, Ven Mr. Reynolds
would become a pro-slavery man. Grati
tude at least, and that of the commonest
land, should impel friend Reynolds to be
chairtable -towards pro-slavery men.
I have written this more for explanation
than in vindication of myself from any vul
gar assault. Nor have I. written for the
purpose of raisimr a discussion, for my hur
ry in business and brief stay here, will not
admit of it.
Thanking you for your kindness,
I remain, truly yours,
J. MaxTioir AtExi-itDSB
Ouchita GoLDMiNis-rThe Ouchita
cold rEInes have all blowed up all a mis
erable hoax. ,. Every ; week we notice com
panies of the returned adventures passing
through tl is city en route ior their nomes.
Some look'cohsiderably disappointed, oth
ers den't seem to care mueh. One fellow
passer by our office the ether day, mounted
on a donkey, singing leisurely
: The'Ouchita mihes'are all a humbug;
Few days, few days: '
They originated in PooPs d 1 mur,
And I ain't rot long to stay . V
Ohl I have a rignt hack yonder;
. Fer? days, few dsys i,.- '
; A; 1 1 am goin heme-N-aa-f ast as this d d
mule T Ui carry .rxe y - jjr
That fellow will : do to bet on.- Fay
elteville Ark; ; lndepcnaeni.
IZeetXer's HeznovdZsZ JTorth- .
ern and a Southern Cause. :
From the New York Herald. .
It appears that the administration hav r
two good causes or grounds of excuse for
the removal of Gov. Reeder a ' Northern " ;
and aJSouthern cause. Th the North it is , V
understood that he was removed for his pro- .
jected, but imperfect speculations- of the
ians&s nau-Dreea inaians. j.ms is ine .
Northern cause. - In the South it is to be -
urged that he was removed because of his t;
abominable - affiliations with the Kansas r
free-soil squatters and emigration societies- 4-
x Ris is me Douuiern cause, ine AiDany
Atlas is satisfied with the Northern cause
the Richmond 'Enquirer is content with the
Southern-cause., .between two horns of
Uemma there is a " mystery still to be ex-- J
plained by the President to the Governor.
Was it Atchison,, or Manypenny , or btring
fellow, or the commissioner of the land of-1 .
fice that did the business? Let the truth be
known ut with'it that there may be no-
misapprehensions on the subject in the
ennsylvania. October election; What a
pity the tiovernor.did not consent to go to- t
China! W ill there ever be any harmony
again between the Democracy and the ad
ministration? Will Governor Reeder write
a book on his executive life in Kansas? It '
is his last chance. Let him write a book- j r .
t will sell better than his half-breed Kan
sas lands. It will go off like peaches and
cream. Oh! let him write a book.
Slavery in Nebraska.
All abolitiondom has been horrified by
the publication, in the Nebraska News,
published at Nebraska City, of a state
ment that slaves had been introduced in
that territory, and' also of an advertise
ment announcing the sale of five slaves.
Loud and deep were .the maledictions
heaped upon the head of Senator Douglas.
He was accused of. having' introduced
slavery vinto the'territory. We did not
copy the notice , because we did not believe
it .A copy of. the Nebraska News, dated
July 21, explains the whole . story. The
editor says he made the statement to see
how many abolitionists would be "sold. by
it, and is satisfied with the number of his
victims.' He further saysu.
. "We wished to bring the News into cir
culation, we. wrote the articie'alluded,tOil
upon "Slavery in Nebraska." over forty .
papers North and south have copied either
the Whole or part oi it-the end has been
accomplished -Nebraska south of the
Platte river and Nebraska City have been
brought into notice ; for all of which favors
we return our smcere thanks to "the two
There is as much effort being made by
slave-holders to introduce slavery into Ne--braska
to-day, as the theologians are at-
present putting forth to drive a camel
through the optic of a cambric needle ; and1
there is as much danger of its being legal--"
ized in Nebraska, as there is of good sense
becoming common among "the two ex--tremes."
Fttoji Caps Mat. Bathiko ScxxxSt
V main tVi fnllnrvinor mTtrncl from thes
Cape May correspondence of the Baltimore'
The bathinrf eTound at eleven o'clock
. c o - - . -
in tli rnmrnmo" TRsembles sn immense mas--
querade, as it is difficult to distinguish the
innlpfl frnm the females. so'TJerfect is ther
transformation made by the variegafedl
dresses. . Husoanas can scarcely recognize
their wives when they join them in the wa
ter, or children their parents; the conse
nnnce is there is a ceneral freedom from;
restraints, and all participate in the enjoy--
. i T . t . . !
ment with an aoanaon inai conui Dotes
errentlv to the eniovment of the pleasures-
of the surf. The ladies are mostly accom
nanied bv centlemen who steady them in the:
breakers; though many of them seem morer
able to stand the ocean s rudeness than their
male companions. They are generally
the first in' the water and the last to leave
it. - - ' "
I witnessed yesterday morning several
sick persons, who were carried into the surf
and held m the arms ol their servants, be
ing apparently, unable to stand or walk.
One old gentleman, suffering with the
rheumatism, was carried down to the beads
accompanied by a servant with a spade in
hand, who buried his limbs in the sand.
iust inside of the breakers, where he lay
i '.L 1 !"! .
lor neariyjan nour, wiin an umoreiia over
his head, being unable to stand the fory
of the rushing waters. There were also
a number of parents at -,an early hour in
the morning with infant in arms; and the
little ones seemed to enjoy it vastly. On
the surf in front of the 'Atlantic and Co
lumbia there could not have , been less than
three hundred children under nine years of
age, rolling about on the beach inside of
the breakers, mostly dressed in red, green,
or blue drawers," with jaunty straw hats
gaily trimmed with red flannel, adding
much to the interest of the scene."
A young widow was asked why
she was going to get married so soon after
the death of her first husband.
Oh, lal said she, I do it to prevent
fretting myself to death on acount of dear
Tom, :,' .
3" A school-mistress advertised lately
for an assistant accustomed to confiinement "
She received an answer from the mother
of twelve children. T
yA German recently performed the
feat of drinking 60 mugs of lager beer, suc
cessively, in Jersey City, for a wager. .
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