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FRIDAY, JUSK 30,1843.
Democratic Republican .Xaminati**,
wree rTrrrrtntres
ganizaticn, the convention
nomination of a candidate for Delegate, by ac
clamation. Upon taking the sense of the con
vention, Gen. AUGUSTUS C. DODGL was
proclaimed to be the nominee, by a UNANIMOUS
•ote. The committee appointed for that pur
pose, then reported an Address to the Democ
racy of Iowa, which was adopted, and order
ed to be published in all the Democratic pa
pers of the Territory. To convince the De
mocracy that it was well written and well suit
ed to the present position of our parly, we
need only say that it is from the pen of I'M.
Johnston E*q. of Lee. The address, together
with the protef dings of the
Territorial Convention.
Hnnd.) !«t being the day .PP.-int«l for
Wding.Demorra.ic 'IVrri.or.al Convention
for the nomination of a candidate for Debate
,o Conors, we
d.lega.ion from
tee county, and al an early hour on that mor
rftg, after blowing survive* a*ay in a coach
•eliaripre! for the trip, tl»« lines vere cast off.
Ifae plank polled in. and by half pasl tdeven
'me found ourselves safely landed at the Capi
tol, amidst a congregated multitude ol Loco
Focos, from all quaries of the Territory.
The unanimity which prevailed throughout
Ihe Territory in r^ird to lh« name to be pre
tented to that b..dy for the nomination, a its
appointment befog at a time when our farmers
are much engaged, had led us, as well as all
others, t« anticipate a thin representation, es
pecially from the more distaM counties. But
we wtre all agreeably disappointed. Dele
gates were in attendance from all the counties
organized for judicial purpose*, except Henry.
Washington, Clinton and Clayton. We
not recullecl the number of delegate* from each
county, but lite whole number was about fifty
only three of whom were from Johnson coun
ty. The Convention organized temporarily at
len o'clock, by calling J. H. Gower, of Cedar,
to the Chair. Committees were appointed to
report the name9 of suitable persons to act as
officers of the convention, and to prepare an
address to the Democracy of Iowa, when the
convention adjourned till two o'clock.—At the
appointed hour, the convention was permanent
1y organized by the selection of Edward Lartji
worthv. of Dubuque, as President and the ag
mrrx 'rrrrrriiirirs. TTTUTTrUlitICTJ mfri «uo ui»
proceeded to the
appear in our next.
The convention was addressed by Car:ton,
and Bates, of Johnson, Rogers of Dubuque,
end Johnson, of Lee. in an able, eloquent and
Spirited manner. We would be gratified, and
our readers well entertained, were we able to
present even an outline of the remarks made
Oil that occasion by the several speakers, but
we are confident that any attempt of ours
would do the speakers injustice, a* all were
able and apprr priate, well calculated to arouse
the hike-warm, if any were there, and set
them firm upon the Democratic roi k.
We have been surprised at hearing from some
of our Democratic friends that Carlton has ev
er been suspected of the least tinge of Whig
fiery. If there be any who yet doubt his fi.
delity to the Democratic party or its princi
ples, we would refer them to such whig* as
listened to his address. They'll tell you there
is no whiijgery about him. Would lhat their
voices could have been heard by every man in
the Territory.
We have never aeen a bodjr similarly
thrown together, that embraced such a pro
portion of intelligent looking faces, and to use
the language of our facetious friend, Tommy
Young, of Lee, "so many good looking fel
The delegates from all parts of t%e Territo
ry, tell a flattering tale of the prospects of the
party, so flattering at least, tint we are of o
pinion that he who is matched against G«*n.
Dodge will find himself badly beaten. The
unanimity with which Gen. Di!je has ht-en
again brought before the people, must be a
source of the highest gratificaron to him. and
from no quarter do we bear of a single individ
ual of the Democratic patty, with whom Gen.
Dodge is not the first choice.
CROPS.—The weather for the last two or
three weeks has been very favorable to crop®.
The cold damp weather whirh followed plain
ing time causing much of the corn to rot in
the ground, and giving that which grew a sick
ly color, excited fears that the crop \v«nld fall
onusuaily short, bat the present fine weather
has dispelled them. Although the corn crop
js a little backward in growth, it looks hearty
and is now growing rapidly, bidding fair to
turn out a« gmd as usual. The crop of fill
wheat, as we have before stated, was almost
entirely killed the past winter, htit larg* quan
tities of Spring heat have been sown and
we are glad to see that it looks fair and prom
ising, as alsi the crop of oats. We congrat
ulate cur farmers upon the present prospect
for good crops and fair prices.
flL/" Doctors OH igree and fro dl Judges.
Judife Spngue, of Massachusetts, lately deci
ded that the b-ue writing of a name o.i a news
paper In dcKi«inaw» hy whom it is sent, i* n,,i
a violation of the law of the United Slates reg
ulating post offices, which brings the law in
conflict with the opinion and instructions of
the Postmaster General. An appeal, howev-
T,waa taken to a higher court.
in hi* speech at Balmwore.
unnerves IN' ARM i un HBIE""'
fai'i' Vltal r-'irr. H.a,,,,. Il.'» »....er»e. ihe »nn MiglitMUi* CII.M of
(tabor. Md cUf. M«« M-
bane of industry and happiness." Never wa*
there any ihing more true. It ha*
curse of this country.—Galena Gazette.
True, to a great extent, Mr. Gazette.—
Change," was the watchword, and 'change
was the replv of the Whigs in 1840. Well,
had a change, and what has been the re-
Why, a change of men—a change from
officers who faithfully discharge their duty, to
others who faithfully and zealously serve their
puty, or their masters. We were promised
retrenchment for a change. In lieu of retrench
went we find the expenses of the government
increased to a areat extent, and the way pa
ved for a great National debt.
But, one change has been wrought, which
mu«l prove of lasting benefit. I he General
Government, ihe state Legislatures, and tho
people have determined no longer to suffer
Banks to rule and swindle them. Insolvent
banks have ceased to force ibeir irredeemable
paper upon the people, gold a.»d silver is fast
taking the place of the former rag currency,
industry is beginning to receive its proper re
ward, and soon we shall see our country in a
condition that no change will be necessary to
keep it free, prosperous and happy.
LATH »ROM YUCATAN.—The Schooner, Do
ver, arrived at New Orleans on the I5«h iust
from Lerma, from the Captain of which the
editor of the Republican says be has learned
that the negotiations for peace between Mexi
co and Yucatan had been concluded at any
rale, that an armistice had been effected for
the cessation cf hostilities. I ho Mexicans
had evacuated, or were about to evacuate, the
height* near Campeachy, and the Yucatenese
were dismantling their fort*. Part of the
Mexiran ariny had already ieft, and the bal
lauce were to be sent to Laguna as soon :.s
vessels could be obtained to carry them.
The party of Mexicans who burned Telshac
were captured in a few days after without any
resistance on their part, and deprrved of their
Commodore Moore was 6till at Campcacny.
The Mexican fleet was lying to leeward of
that port, expecting to catch him when he
came out. We opine they will catch a Tar
tar when they ratch the Texans.
as our
observations have extended* the extent to
which some hot brained and light headed par
lizans have suffered their feelings to carry them
has been the greatest obstacle in the way of
conducting political contests in such a man
ner that good feeling may exist between
ueiuhhors attached to the opposite parties
We have been called a zealous par'iztu, and
accused of blindness to the virtut s and good
qualities of those opposed to us in politics,
we plead not guilty lo the charge. Among
the opponents of the principles we profess, we
see many shining virtues, ard honor and re
spect their possessors. In our intercourse
with our fellow citizens, we are conscious
lint on no occasion have we ever suffered a
difference of opinion on political principles, to
make us thiok the less of our neighbor, or to
hide a virtue from our sight. Nor do we
think ourself possessed of more liberality of
feeling in this respect, than can be justly
claimed by our Democratic brethren.
On ihe other «ide, see how far some of the
would-be leaders cf the other party believe
their followers lo be blinded by their political
prejudices. We ropy the following beautiful
specimen froui a late number of the Alton Tel
J. P. Ilnge, Esq. of Jn Daviess, has been
put in notiiiiiattoii by the Lomfuros to run in
oppo.ition to Cyrus Wall.er, Ksq for Con
gress, in that Distr'ct. Mr. Ilnge in a man
of fine laienls. and wherewithal a perfect gen
tleman hut the leprosy of Lontfocoism that
clings 'o iiitit, obscures hi* viiiut s, and will
inevitably defeat htm
in his
political aspira­
Leprosy of Loeofocoism—^virtues obscured
by political principles! The editor deserves
a leather medal.
Jog SMITH.—We learn rhat Joe Smith WAS
lately indicted in some of the upper conntie*
ill litis State for treason and murder, orowioo
out of the Mormon war. Immediately tbere"
aller a writ was issued and a messenger des
patched to Springfield, Hi., witb a reqnsition
from ihe .Governor of Illinois for the arrest and
delivery of Smith. It was intended to keep
the whole proceeding a secret to procure Joe's
arrest but ir. Rome way or oilier the Mormons
ai Sprittofield j»ot wind of what was gr»in»j on,
and despatched a messenger to Smith at Nau
voo. We are told th it Smith has left for parts
.unknown, or at least keep* himself so cou
cealed lhat lie cannot he arrested.
It is reported that Rockwell, who is in jail
at Independence for the attemp'ed assassina
tion of Governor Bnig« has sionifi^l
ness to turn Slates evidence and reveal ihe
whole plot and actors. If this be true, it prob
ably furnishes an additional motive for 81111th
to keep out of ihe clutches of the law Mo.
i7" It i* umnred that Jo. waa arrested at
Peru, oii the Illinois river, and that a large
number of Mormons, armed and equipied,
chartered the Maid of Iowa, and put out, as
ihey said, lo see that justice is done him, but
ihe supposition is that iheir object i$
him or assiei him in making his escape.
Mr. llogan. Pilot of the Steamboat Ga
lena, was drowued ou the 2id iust. al New
Albany Illinois. While the boat was lyinj
at the ediure Mr. II. and some of the crew
went in the river bathing, when he, letting
himself down from the guards, was either la*,
ken with ihe cramp, or became frightened at
finding no bottom as he expected, and sunk
ut.der water. Before he could he rescued II]H
was extinct. He was taken to Galena and in
terred. lie has left a wife and one small
'XT Hoc Laws.-The Common CooncS
I,,,,, Ihe -onniiii!
Ihrii corporate liniiu,
ing the passage
thus describe the first a:ieiw|ta to earrj
The war was commenced on Monday
last—anil it would probably ha-e been a
comfort to poor Mr. lion*, could he have
seen how entirely triumphant our Marshal
come it* over them. Al**. poor Botwl
But we won't think of Botts— |.»r, if we
think too much of the dead we in iy forget
our duty to the living So good bye. Butts.
whil« we go it on the shout.
Divers were the expedients of the Uar
shall and his Torty thousand suh office
holders," to capture and lead and drive
and pull and haul into captivity the tSen
ders against the public law. n. say nothing
of starth innocence and affrighted mod
esty. Drays and cart-, wheelbarrows-atfd
ropes, were each alternately brought into
requisition for the purpose of ttundling
were no go—-'he speculations on change
were too exciting to give place to an ap
petite for any ••common doings. An
attempt was next made to tole tliein down
with corn-hut iliis only served as an il
lustration of a line in Shakespeare which
speaks of throwing pearls to swine. A-«
a last resort, clubs and stones were brought
to the rescue for the purposes ul dri inpf
At this stage of the contest, the scene h«»
came decidedly rich. All the hoys in
town joined in the crusade, each one
mounting astride the fiisi grimier he could
catch ami belaboring him wi'.h all the vig
or thai hare heels could apply. This ere
ated quite a rumpus, and the consequence
was, bolting the track in every direction,
until every cross street and allev in town
was made the theatre of a hotly contested
er, they wererVnf MWS,» ..F.nally, hovjfe.v.
Main street, and after a few friendly gree
tings between captors and captives, they
were a^ain started, in a body, toward a
certain point of the compass, hut in less
than i minute tliev were all making tracks
for an entirely different one. Bv iliis time
ihe Marshall and his troop had folly com
prehended the character of their captives,
and instead of attempting again to fiend
hem, they commenced driving with all
their vengeance iu the very direction the
hogs were running. This had the desired
effect. 'I he poor proscr.bed creatures
wheeled about instantly and moved, in
despi e of all opposition, in the direction
in which it was desired they should go
This process was universally hailed as a
decided improvement upon Botts Now.
il'iVlr. Bolts had attacked Mr. Tvler in
the rear—but there comes Boils' hauq to
again Shake not thv gory locks at me*
for. as a Yankee Shakespeare satd,
'twan't I that did it, u isier.*
At night, some evil disposed person left
the parlor door of the Hog Astir open,
and by morning the all the guesis had de
parted, leavi-tg the irshall and his dep
uties to tread a banquet hall deserted."
Consequently we had a repitition of the
same highly interesting performances on
The ballance of the week lias^een
lion of divers resident stockholders, flit last
Burlington Gazette describes a scene »o rich
,,, the operation of the ordinance that we can^
not deny our readers its perusal. After ft A 1*4
of the ordinance* ttmj edfto
it Vt?
livened by the exertions of the owners to
reclaim their property. Among others we
noticed a couple of raw Englishmen whose
jewels had dazzled the imagination of the
law They had proved property and were
taking the same away, hound hand at.d
loot in a cart, They came round the cor
ner of Jefferson tinder a high press of
steam, or raihe.* as rapidly as an old sor
rel horse, badly driven, could carry tliein.
A dog act ouipauicd the party, ami be
tween his barking, the squealing of the
hogs, the rattling of ihe cart ami ihe loud
shouts of the John Bulls ihe poor horse
was sadly frightened ant1 all main street
thrown into an uproar.—Soon alter turn
ing the corner, one of ihe wheels sudden
ly struck a very sizeable stone, which
knocked off the siiaw heaver of one of ihe
Ruglis.mien and greatly disconcerted the
equanimity «»f the grunters, causing them
to jump and pitch about most violently.
I his brought the dog to the rescue, who,
by a long jump, planted hiinsrit on top of
ihe whole concern. Here the noise was
deafening, ami the scene indescribable.
In vain did the Englishman who had lost
his hat and who was holding ihe hogs en
deavor to make himself lieaid hy the dri
ver, who was laying mi lustily, as if im
patient to run away from the noise. he
fellow behind, with his knee on one hog
and his foot on the oilier, and with one
hand holding the dog and with ttie other
attempting to teach the driver, the can
bobbing up and down, reminded us forci
bly id' the attitude of Lipmun, the celehra
ted equestrian, iu the scene of the Flying
Indian, especially where the horse kicks
up behind, causnig a corresponding reflu
ent flow among ihe duck-legged uus*ettl
meutioti-tiins of the Yaller Ftower of tfle
Forest. By the signs of some person iu
advaucv, the driver was at length induced
to look behind liim, when the whole scene
of disaster opened upon him in all ihe hor
rors of war. In attempting to hold up
give a too sudden jerk, when the hotly of
the cart came loose in from, and swinging
back on the axle, spilt the whole esub
lishment into the dust, saving thu driver
who was left suspended, like Mahoinet'I
cofftn between heaven and earth, hanging
by the heels to the upper part ol the cart,
about an inch of sock sticking above his
brugaus, his pan
la rtiirauiug to
ward* his knees, anil exposing a* «»«Jy
ptiir ol shins ois ever capered hi old Ei»g-
As we had some prenting business on
hantU ne were obliged u» leave just at
this interesting juncture.
W# agree with a wrtter in ®h« Gatette, in
jjfos, hogs running at large inay be regarded
as a kind of public benefit rather than a nut
sauce. Our authorities have once or twice
had ihe subject under consideration, but of
ten concluded to let the mailer rest
4t!i of July
to their new Asior—but they
The Committee of Arrangement# ap
pointed by a meeting of the citizens, he i
!,t the School house on Saturday evening
last, for the purpt.se of making arrange-
met.Is for the celebration of the approach
ing Anniversary of Independence, have
chosen the following named officer of the
\V\f. WOODWARD, Orator.
Rev. Mr. SIIERWEU*. Header
the Declaration of Independence.
Her. Mr. STOCKER, Chaplain.
President at the Board,
Vice Presidents,
II. S OLD ',
panes UAMMK
The citizens will assemble in front of
the American, at II o'clock, preri—ly.
ftrm procession under charge of Mar
shals, in treh thence down Second street to
Pi ie street, down Pine street to Front
street, up Front street lo Iowa Avenue,
up Iowa Avenue to Second street, tip Sec
ond street to J. Parvin'- Hotel, thence to
J. A. PARVIN, Esq.
•lion will be delivered at hall past
WlHjjjjprrMnites the farmer, in
o'clock, hy the oiaiorof the day.
By vole of the citizens the Committee
invite the citizen* of Muscatine county
generally to dine in the Hall of the Court
ilouse, at three o'clock, P. of the 4th
of July.
'I he Merchants and Mechanics are re
spe. tfnllv invited to close their doors fioin
11 lo 4 o'clock of the day.
MASSACHUSETTS.—Another ai'twpf has been
made iu Massachusetts to fill the four congr»tf
•.tonal vacancies in that s'aie, and it is proba
ble from ihe returns that there has been again
no choice, unless Mr. King is elected in the
second district. Mr. Iiaot«»ul was the demo
cratic candidate in this district at the fon.ier
trial and came near being elected, but lie snw
proper to withdraw from ihe content and Mr.
K. ia consequently elected.
A convention was held on the 7th in«t. to
nomina'e candidates for governor and lieot.
governor. John ivis received the nomina
tion on the tirsl ballot, but declined lo accept
it. The convention thereupon agiin went in
to nomination and selected Geo. N. Brings,
formerly a member of congress, a« the whig
candid.ite for governor and John lleed, also a
late member of Congress^ a* their caudhluttt
for lieut. Governor.
FI.ORIOA.— Under the Armed Occupation
Act of Congret.9. there have been upwards of
six hundred and thirty permits issued in sett
lers, from the land offices at Newnansville and
St. Augustine.
A gentleman recently ascended the river
Ocklavvtha from its mouth to tho Silver
Springs, in a four oared boat. Il« reports
having met with but few difficulties in his
way, and states that four feet water can be ob
tained, even in an uuparalled low stage of the
river. The only obstruction he met with were
lous, which liny bo easily removed at I'ttle
expense, but few of theui being embedded in
the channel.
The Silver Spring i? described a* a noble
basin, capable of floating OH its broad bosom
a small fl» et of Steamboats, with 18) feet
depth of water, and a bold
y« so lim­
pid are its waters thai the smallest object may
he seen at this great depih, as distinctly as
though it were within three ieet of the surface.
—St. Louis Gazette.
YANKER KNTBRPIIISII.—Two schooners, be
longing to Yarmouth. Cape Cod. came into
our port yesterday, both deeply laden with an
chors, chain cables. &c„ which they had re
covered by draggiiiir on various bars on ihe
southern coast. On Ocracock. Wilmington.
Charleston and Tyhee Bars they have succeed
ed in dragging up ninety-eight, anchors, some
of them of the largest size. Tliey have been
out some eiuhl months oil ibis expedition, and
are now about to return home. They inform
us that they were successful in dragging up
soioe time since, at Sandy Hook, an anchor
weighing 7000 potmHs—it was supposed t«
belong to some frigate.—Savannah Republu
can. .'
A BeAUTtrvi. IDIIA—In Mr. Cooper's »*Two
Admiral-" will tie found these s iblime sen
tences:—» It is a terrible thought, ai an hour
like this, to remember that not ting can be f«»r
gotten. I have somewhere read lhat not an
oath is uttered that does .noi continue tD yj.
hrate through all time in the wide-spread cur
rents of sound—not a prayer lisped that its
record is not also lo be found stamped on the
laws of nature hy the indelible teal of lha AU
eighty's han
Vienna We are informed by citizeiu ol
Upper Mi«si»»i|»ti ','a'
ihe Uiiilfd
s e s s i o n
,h. bWi'f «lwi f,„ leasing ili» lead
Wh the City autl.oriiiM Oie reino»al o
that naturally collects in streets and
a i
District Court for Illi­
nois (Judge* Mcl^ati ami Nathan
iel Pope, presiding.)
ami Cuniiiiialtam.
The court decided, a® our informants
state, that the old actol 1807, authorizing
the President to lease Lead Mines and
Salt Springs, in what was then callet. the
Indiana Territory, i* rendered inoperative
or virtually repealed by ihe law of 1HJ4,
establishing the Galena and Mineral Point
land districts.
n n e
authority of law and iheiefore
It was but a short time sinee that we
hai |he piea«lire
of noticing a similar de
ie by the Supreme Court ol our
own Territory—and of offering our con
gratulations to our northern brethren in
Iowa. We now extend them t« tlte peo
ple of northern Illinois# and Wisconsin.
They cannot but feel that their day of de*
live ranee from the odious tytho system,
so repugnant to the spirit and geoius of
on instimtions has arrived. The officers
sent by the administration in the shape of
superinteudaiiis, agents. 5cc have,
we understand, on account of the vexa
tious manner in hich they harrassed the
citizens of the mineral district «-tth petty
law suits, become extremely odious
We are of those who believe that the
Federal Government is departing from the
high purpos-es for which it Was created
when it descends to an interference with
the business and avocations of its people.
It was never made for a lead mine digger
or a salt water boiler.—Ter. Gazette.
A NOVKL ENTB PUS*.—We find the
following in the Lancaster Intelligencer,
from which it wiil be seen that Mr. W ise.
of balloon celebrity proposes to outstrip
all his competitors in that line, by an ef
fort to croas the Atlantic.. Mr. Wise must
be careful where he descends.
TIIK CLOCK.—As it is my intetion to itrske
a trip across the Atlantic Ocean in a Bal
loon, in the summer of 1814, and as the
descent, or laudit of Balloons, in my ex
pericuce, has almost invariably created un
necessary alarm to the inhabitants, I there*
fore, give this general notice to the sea
farcing r-amiiiiinity, of all climes, that
should tliey, during any time henceforth,
chance to he in the vicinity of a Balloon,
either on the Ocean, or in the Atmosphere
they will not be uildpr any fearful appre
hensions, but
dient servant.
high prices for his produce. Here is a speci
men of the manner in which they have been
fulfilled. In Ihe interior of ConiiHcticut, the
bent fresh butler brings centa per lb. veat.
1 cent per lb. calves, ready for market, 75
cents each egg*. 8 cents a doz^n sheep, with
fleece on, from 75 cents to $1 the b»-sl of
cows $10 In $15. and everything else in pro
portion. Tlie whig* promised then what they
knew could not be, and which nothing short
cf miraenlous p'»wr could fulfil. The people
will anon learn that the laws «.f trade are one
ihiug and political pledges made for selfish
purposes another thitjg, and quit* a dtflereiit
give aid
to the
It inu&t no'. 1e inferred from this that
the success is couriered probable, but
merely to be prepared lor all emergencies.
Having, fro
in a long experience in aTus
taiics, been convinced, that a regular cur
rent of air is blowing at all times, from W.
to E. with a velocity of from 2 to 40
miles per hour, according to its height from
the earth and having di.»co- ered a compo
sition which w ill render siik or muslin,
impervious to hydrogen gas, 90 that a 1 tl
loon may be kept afloat for many weeks,
I feel confident, with these advantages,
that a trip across ie Atlantic will not he
attended with as much real danger as by
the common mode of tr in-ition.
The balloon is to be one hundred feet
in diameter, which will gi*e a net ascen
ding power of twenty-five thousand lbs.—
being amply sufficient lo tn.-ike everything
sale ami comfortable. A sea-worthy boat
is be used for the car, which is to be
depended on, in case the balloon should
happen tofiilin accomplishing the voy
age. -This boat winild also he calculated
upon iu cae the regular current of wind
should be diverted from the course by the
influence of the 'cean, or through i)ther
causes. The crew 10 consist of three per
sons, viz: an Aeronaut, a Navigator, ami
a Scientific Landsman.
Therefore, ihe people of Europe. 'Afri
ca Asia and all other parts, on the Ocean
or elsewhere, who have never seen a bal
loon, will beat iu mind that it is a large
(•lobe made of cloth, ensconced in a net
work, with a sloop hanging underneath ii.
containing the latest news ftotn tlte I'nt ed
Slates, with
the crew
world's obe­
Laneister, (Pa) June
8th 1813.
CITY OF NAUVOO.—We paid a flying
visit to this city of the Litter Day Saints
on Saturday last. It is situated at one of
ihe most beautiful points on the river, and
is improving with a rapidity truly aston
ishing. Many of tho houses are built in
fine style, evincing wealth as well as taste.
The city is daily receiving accessions to
its population from the Eastern States and
from Europe—and it is estimated lhat it
already numbers from 15.000 to 17.000
inhabitants. This is certainly asur rising
fact w hen we recollect that it is but four
years cince the Mormons first made a set
ile.t.ent 'here. The TEMPLK. which is
destined to be the most magnificent struc
ture iu ihe West, is progressing rapidly
and will probably be completed in the
course of the present and succeeding sum
mer. lis style of architecture is entirely
original— ifnlike any thing in tl.e world,
or iu tlte history of the world —but is al
the same time chaste and elegant It is
said in he the conception of the Prophet.
(Jew. Smith. It i« being built by the vol
untary labor of ihe members of the church
who devote a certain number of days in
tk» jear to the work. If the labor and
wateriafaswere estimated at cash prices it
is supposed that the buiiding would cost
something like a million of dollars.—I.
I Caxeite. r* 1
A correspondent of the B. Atla*^
ting fiom the Sandwich Islands in relar
to ilie recent provisional cession of 1'^
group to the British Government, i
when Mr Hooper, the American von
called upon LorJLP^ulet, he was told*!
an inferior officer that he could not be
ceived as Consul, and wa3 charged wM,
having insulted the Consul, of Her Hrj
tanic Majesty, &c. We regret that ih
representative of the American Repui|'
did not resent the insult offered his
try, in the proper spirit When M. |j"
dit. the French Consul, called, the',,!8
message waa delivered to him biu^
walked up deliberately to Lord Pauletj^
replied to him, instead of his minio,
the following language: Sir, I camc
board your ship, in citizen's dress, exr
ing to be received as a gentleman, ij
not come to bargain for a salute, I
that I have been received as a
and by a blackguatd—aud shall take ijj
tirst opportunity lo inform my G0re^.
inent of the iusult cast upon her rvprese's!
After the British Government there
organized, a demand r.s made tipoa ifo
American Consul for iiis rrcticiitiau]
he sent then in and was recognized
When a similar demand was made on the
Frenrli Consul, his reply «as—«.
you show me by what authority yr,u nuke
the demand, 1 wiil take it iaio consider*
It must be humiliating to tlio Amr:cin
people to learn that our Consul dij Pili
lake the lofty and correct stand immetli.
ately assumed by the tepreaeimiive
France. 'Ihe British obtained the cof«ioi
of these Islands through fraud and viC.
leuce, and as otir Government had reong.
nized the Hawaiian group as an inilpp«.
dent nation, Mr. Hooper should not h«f
a hnitted, even indirectly, that Lord Par.
lei had any right to demand of hits
production of his credentials.—Mo. Rep
SANDWICH ISLANDS.—The itulignatioa
in 1 his country at the outrageous comijtt
of Et g'aud in seizing upon the Santas
Nl-oi^-- appears lo be almost turner^,
The Naiionallntelligencer amluvoorthrct
oilier payers, have ventured to apo/ogizi
for Great "Britain but the voice of I!K
country evidently demands of the G.i.ern.
ment prompt and decided action nn
subject. We make the following ex
from the memorial of the Boston merchainj
to the Piesideut in relation to this miingr,
and we hope the latter will prove him^
equal lo the emergency, by mainian^
with becoming dignity and spirit the
and interests of ihe Auierieaa citizens la
those islands, and the honor of the
as in vol veil in our authoritative recof
tion of the independence oS the ilauia:
"Firmly beliexing that the esMiw
inent of the national independence of lit
Hawaiian Islands upon a firm 6ast'«, iie
seniial to the due preservation ofihecoi*
mercial rights of all nations in the N.r:
Pacific, ami that the Hawaiian Guveri:
ment, if left to itself and treated by otfi*
nations with justice and courtesy, i*
competent to discharge all its retail))?,
not only for the maintenance of its ou
internal peacc, and the security of perw
and properly lo all who visit their short.1,
but to conform to all the settled prir.cip
of international law and believing al»
that the permanent occupancy of litem by
any »reign power would prove exceeding
ly injurious to the commercial and mer
cantile interests of American citizen?, tr.i
particularly to those engaged i:i tite«! u'
fishery, we do respectfully present in"
consideration these views, and
whetlter under ex his
ling ci renins
is not expedient and proper for vhe tuiff
e-is of the American trade iu that qM'fr
of the globe, lhat the American
ment should make a decided remonw^
against a measure so destructive ol
The sentiments expressed in
message to Congress of l)er. 31st.
in regsrd to the relations of this g°!Ct^
ment with the Hawaiian
its relative position to other powers'.®^
our full and cordial approbHtt»n»
request that tliey may be made iltf
of a communication, (if in ymir
consistent with the interest of the
ican Government,) from this Go-ertiff.
io the Government of Great
American Seaman.—Tii* «[..
arrived at this port in eightd'l
tanz is, reports that an
xi as Jp*
attached to the barque K«cViette.
prehended by the authorities
u 3
condemned to six years h»,Pr'*on.?eIjn'fi,
wearing 111 his belt a rigger s kntl^
olation of a law of which he was
viz: prohibiting the carrvin?
weapons. The seamen in
ported 10 be a sober and orderfy "J1
al. and gniity of no offence other1,a
abo»e named. If this be the
trust and Relieve that no time
son who had been confined for
years, for the same crime,
by the authorities of the
making a proper representation.*0 1
poor fellow may be immediately
An English paper states *ha*®n
April last a Miss Moss, who had
prisoned in York Caslie for twenty
for the crime «f debt, was ^'sc',9r^eprV
that there was in the castle «w°l
the President are two young ladies (n?
master General*"* daughters, who, I"
hit* judgement, are the great attr®
smile from iheta would nrnre than eo
•is for any frowns of the Pres^' ^'nekf
like!* ever to encounter thern. K'O ..(j#
welfbe proud of these, her fair r«Pres
Y. True StiD.$*i st

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