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IV....NO. 48. PV'IILISHEH WKF.RIT, jy JXO. B. RUSSE1X: I 0 SCBSCUIPTIOS.—Two Dollars per mv ''-iBT^cr.. When payment is not mail.' in *'2 on additional tff' vcr 1 l. a .li.BlMmingtm, charge of Fifty Cents will lie y three months delay, until payment Subscriptions for a less term than one [will be charged at the rate oil hree Uollars, ncc payinant required. Cp= No paper dis •"rJsJ until arrearages arc paid, except at the l° 4 oh» SVKUTISI*O.--:For a square of 16 iafi-nertio i,f 100 each subsequent insertion, tCr iU i« proportion. it.ith' the offit'e for publication, without c-'cs "'rZ&e number of insertions, will be continued Vloro.l out, and charged for accordingly. ViWaldii.luctions made to yearly advertisers. Scrs ad.\re»3ea to the F.tVuor, in or.^t to ,1 attention. MIST nr. pnsT-rAin. CIOOI'HUIM" Ir'M. BEVAUD ul Mount Arrarat,Louisa vv'oald inform t!ie citizens of the surroiindg^ hu he u at all times prepared to fumis(] rlI in his line on the shortest notice, and vvi il his Work. Hrving furnished several es" „t., in liiooinington with barrels, the for "'^'ltk'iiion testifying to the good workman •f.^oa.'fr.Hrt knowledge and experience. Con «nv fl'ianty of work arc solicit* d. ,• undersigned. Merchants and packers o 1 -ef in Uloomington, having used barrels 1 a'tho manufactory of VVm. Hrvard. of Loufcn have no hesitation in saying that we have •Vn without exception good and tight, and r»'-o'(vnend those of his manufacture to W I E N O N Z E I ,ril 3,1841—22-tf. DEBAiy, Packer. TUIES MACKINTOSH, Binder, loir ft City.-Old Books and |W vli,^b u..d in the neatest style and on nivicp and as soon as his appniatuf 'twe, Blank Books and all work trmlfooTaXS-d Agent for that place aiiiiUJ w •, 26—25-3m. vicinity. patent ^ledicines, &c. '*UM^ lVia*.-i tru ks Panacea, Orris lU wis!i,Ch!oiine tooth wash, tfuppug'ons K-H'MVW agiis pi'-ls, Lees pills, Morn.-ons 3mJreUn piUs, «i«' [»«»». Tomato [.ills, u Sots, Ani?rsons, Hoopers pills .fluid ex •of -S.impiril!a, nerve and bone Linainenl "IVM 1/mvnJ.it, Hays Lma.nent red L.na- VTlulU i m.i'n.vn,Opodeldoc,Oodtreys Cor tfipun* Dm', Balaam of Life. Dalbvs •a- ifo"irTU™ i'v-Mvue. Oil Spike. Briti^ Oil, ha Oil, Le.tim Acid, No. Six, 'J h'^psnns .f.i.er,To-rtha^edr^. Tooth powders pi e i-a\,')^Uw.v magnesia,Essences of all kinds :M eruptive ointmant. Cleveland., vegetable an infilliblft cure for fever and«gu«\ to 7 a SJ variety nf -M-airine« nja '^.^r kirid. !,!,y JOIINB. DOLCHEI rY IV 3 1st 18-H Iowa J11"* i distance, if 5 "itJ. HCTC1II30N & CO., Boot cytd Shoe mV'Crs, would respectfully inform the inhab it'this place, and the surrounding couniry, -th.,yare now prepared to execute all orders in rim-in a neat and subctantial manner, at a re iiain price proportioned to the state of the lint. Dry Hides, Tallow, Beeswax, etc. taken syment for work. IB. Sliaemakers and others can be supjp iec iPi'js. Ulnnmington. Nov. 3. & )LMGS. Murb'e Cullers, contin II u« t.» Uuiiish, on the shortest I 1 }i:J.prices, all descriptions of MOP* Ni EN AL )Ri(, cxocated in the neatest modern sty le. t^r "j n accompanied with the cash, fire )ja.«i)]o reference given, will lie prompt y U 4 Iowa Ciiv.Oct. 1843. 49ay ItHVRhCS AT TOON, Attorney at Liu) and XAarv Public, Blmir,inpton._ Iowa. V\ ill, I! prjupt attention to all professional business hwhich he may be favored. He has full pow |c] authority to administer oaths and take ac Iwy^nents, or proofs nf deeds, mortgages^ P0^ Nttorney, and other instruments of writing. l.j'OTi-o in the Court House. March 17/43. iurCoVELLT^"Surgeon arid Phis!dan. Sil.iR, Iowa. Having well supplied hnnsrlf l.ciac is ready to attend to ali call*. He ia for rust patronage. |'^W.\avu, Jan. 28, 1842 S. P:\n\lRTAttorijey at Law, Blooming ton Iowa. HoTtSE. :'8U B- Covell, respectfully in- fo!in the public that he continues to keep a House at Salem, Muscatine counly, Iowa, Rthc l)e*t accommodations can be had, between remington and Davenport. Trivate rooms to be rita'd times.—His stable is good and at all times NfcJwith all kinds of provender. He invites P' of those statements. Several comiortable 'to rent Salem, Iowa, Jan. 28, 42 l*tf SWlN^ilOTEL pHE sJbscribpr begs leave to inform his old ''fiends and customers, and the public in gene he'nas refitted and repaired at much ex and trouble, his large and commodious Hotel accommodation of members oF ti.e legisla'ure ^5:1 others who may favor him with a call. Hi« ^Jsare well lurnisiied and warm and he has pro servants who he guarantees shall be attentive f' Jccimmo l»ting. His table will be furnished r!fo-b!«8tt!lfi market will afford, and his terms F-13 will he satisfactory to any gentleman who liiai with a call. In connection with the he has a large, commodious and 11 which.will be furnished with horses. I^fleighs.&c. &c. I ,,l!s Hotel is situated convenient to the apilol. I""3 ?ood pavemen' connecting the Iwo—and f«« jl 'or from the Post Otrice—aiid he flatters th.it he will be able to accommodate his l^an the public in a style of convenience and i5'1'1! equal if not superior to any hotlel in the P* He therefore, respectfull solicits a share r"l'c Peonage in his line ofbusiness. CHAUKCEY SWAN. 5 2*, 1843—3-tf. Story of an Earthquake, BY LEIGH HUNT. We ffltisl cloee this article wilfc Jove ^oiy, in connection with the dreadful earthquake of 1783, which destroyed Messina, and swept into the sea, in one mohient, nearly three thousand persons on ihe opposite coast of Sicily, together with their prince.* The reader will be lieve as much of the love aa Jie pleases, but the extraordinary circumstances on which it turns is only one of a multitude of phenomena, all equally true and mar vellous. Guii-eppe, a yonng vine grower, in a village at the foot of the mountains look ing towards Messina, was in love with Maria, the daughter of the richest bee niaeter of the place, and his affections, to the great displeasure of the father, was returned. The old man, though he had encouraged liifn at first, wished her to marry a young profligate in the city, be cause the latter was richer and of a higher slock but the girl had a great deal ol sense as well as feeling, and the father was puzzled how to separate them, the lati'iiles having long been acquainted, lie di! every thing in his power to render the visits uncomfortable to both pariits, but as they saw through his ohjert, and love can endure a great e'eal, at length thought himself compelled to make use of insult. Coii'.rivn .g, d0~" SfiOTT RICH MAN, Attorney at Law, Blo-Jinington, Iowa. 1 W. RICHVIAN, whiksale andjeiutl gro" p» a li fonosrd'rtg and comitus**™ n,er" therefore, one day to proceed from one mortifying" word to another, he ilook upon hirt), as if in right of his ol fire, to anticipate his daughter's usual at tention to the parting guest, and shqw him out of the door himself, adding a broad liint that ii might be jts well if he did not return very eoon. Perhaps, Sigiror Anfonm.* said the youth, piqued at last to ^say something harsh himself, 1 you do not wish the son, of yotir old friend to return at all V •Perhaps not,' said the bee-master. ••.What,' said the lad, losing all cour age, and his anger in the terrible thought of his never having any more of these beautiful leiiings out of ihe door by Ma ria 'what do you mean to say? I may not hope to be invited again even by your self? tiiat you yourself will never again invite me, or come to eee me V Uli. we shall ail rome of course, to the great Signor Giuseppe,' said ihe old man looking seornfully, 'all cap in hand.' •Nay. nay,' returned Guiseppe, in a lone uf propitiation, "I'll wait till you do me the favor to look in some morning, in ihe old way, and have a chat about the French and perhaps.' he added, blushing, •you will then bring Maria with you and 1 wont attempt lo see her till then Oh, we'll all come, of course.' said Antonio, impatiently, 4 eat, dog and all and when we do,' added he in a very sig nificant tone, 'you may come again your self.' Guiseppe tried to laugh at the jest, and thus Miil propitiate himself but the old man hastening to shut the d- or, angrily cried, 'Ay, cat, dog and all and the cot ge besides, and iviaria's dowry along with it and then yon may come again, and not till then. And so saying he banged the door and giving a furious look at the poor pale Maria, went into the room to scrawl a note to the young citizen. The young citizen came in vain, and Antonio grew sulkier and angrier every day, until at last he turned his bitter jest info a vow exclaiming with an oath that Guiseppe should never have his daughter nil he, ('he father) dog, cat, collage, bee hives and all, with her dovvery ol alinonil trees to boot, set out some fine morning to beg the young vine-dresser to accept them. Poor Malia -grew thin and pale, and Guiseppe looked little betier, turning all his wanted jests inio sighs, and eier in terrusiing his work lo sit and look towards the said almond trees, which formed a beautiful dump on an ascent upon the oilier side of the glen, sheltering the best of Antonio's bee hives, and composing a pretty dowry lor the pretty Maria which the father longed to see in the possesion of the flashy young citizen* One morning, after a very tultry night, as ihe poor youth sat endeavoring to catch a glimpse of her in the direction, he ob served that the clouds gathered in a very unusual manner over the country, and ihen hung low in the air heavy and immovable. Towards Messina ihe sky looked so fiery that at first lie thought the city was on fire, till an unusual heal affVt.iing Ins own skin, and a smell of sulpher arising and the little river at his feet assuming a tinge of a muddv ash color, he knew that some coUtiUion'iif 'he earth was at hand. His ifoSediaie impulse was to cross ihe lord, and Vi|t.'n,*i anguish and delight again to find lurftelf in the collage ol Anionio, giving the father and daughter all the help fn his power. A tremendous burst ol thunder and lightning startled him for a inoim ni bui he was proceeding to cross when his eats tingled, hre head turned It is calculated that al»out 20,000 souls perish ed in this convulsion. In the greatest ot all the o cilian earthquakes, that of 1783, ihe earth shook bul four minutes, and overthrew almost all the towns on the eastern sid»«f giddy, and while the earth heaved beneath his own faet he saw the whole opposite side of the gulf lifted up with a horrible deafening noise, then the cottage itself, with all round it, cast as lie thought, to the ground, and buried forever. Tne sturdy you'.h, for the first time in his life fainted awav, and when his senses retutn ed, found himself pitched into his o*n premises, but not injured, the blow hating been broken by the vines. Buhton looking in horror towards th^ site of the. cottage up the hill, what did he see there And what did he see, forming a new mould, furlongs down the side of the hill, almost at the botiotn of tlje glert, and in his own very homestead Antonio's collage. Antonio's cottage, with the almond trees, and the bee-hives, and the very cat and dog, and the old man himself, and the daughter, (boih sense less) all come, as if in the father's words, to beg him lo accept them? Such awful pleasantries, to speak", sometimes take place in ihe midst of nature's deepest tra gedies, and such exquisile good miy spring out of evil. For it was so in thf if not in the intention. The old man was (together with his daughter, he had only been stun* ned by terror) superstiiiously frightened by the dceadful cirsumstance, if not affec tionately moved by the attentions of the son of his old friend, and ihe delight and religious yansport of his child. lSe^ide*, he thought Ihe cottage and ihe almond trees, and the bee-hives, had all come mi raeulously safe down ihe hill (a phenom enon which has frequently occurred in ihes extraordinary land slips,J ihe. flower gardens, on which bees fed, were almost all destroyed his pride lowered and when the convulsion was well over, he consented to become ihe inmate for life of the cottage of the enchanted couple. He could never attain however, lo the innate delicacy of his child, and he would sometimes, with a patient sigh, .intimate at the table, what a pity it was fhe had not married the rich and high feeding cit izen. At such times as these. Maria would gather one of her husband's feet between her own under the table, end wiili a squeeze of it. that repaid- ki»» lold for the .iiorijficamni. would steal a look at liifh, W'hfin"rVsald, posses^ aTT" which it is possible f»i me to desire.' A-DEAO FORKST.—In ope of Mr. Field's fe licitous sketches of Prairie and Mountain Lift occurs ihe following striking passage, descriplive of a scene among w hat aro called the Wind River Mountains: A scene here opened upon us, finch as we had never before conceived, and perhaps quite impossible lo convey in description. A" pet rified forestformed the subject of our last sketch. Here was found something not so strange in reality, but full as startling and sin gular to the eye. Thick forests covered ihe moui.tain, half the trees standing, half of thctn prostrate, and every one dead. Not a particle ol bark remained on all these ghost-like rem nants ol a giyanlic, but now blasted and ex tinct vegetation. The huge rocks were swept bare of earth by ihe violent wihds from which this chain derives its name. Nothing met the eye in any direction but naked granito and blusied trees. A feeling of intense awe chill ed through our veins and crept into our hearts as we gazed around upon a scene that furceJ into the mind a new pod vast conception ol destolation in sublimity Big rain drops wtfre healing against us with the force of hailstoflfes, as they were driven almost horizontally aorost the buMk uiountain top by the scfeaming wind. The tall pines leafless, harkless, and branch less, stood- in 'gaping clefts and fissures, point ing their spires into the sky, like ghostly fin gers upbraiding their destroyer! Many were bolpy with rottenness, though still standing, upheld by the firm twining ol their roots among the rocks. Those that had fallen seemed as though they had crumbled to iheir descent without a crush, so silent was everything ex cept the fierce wind, to which the white spec tres appeared listening in desolate grandeur, as ii flew* over the mountains, screaming the requiem of jiianls gone. Wo had never before seen, and only once read, of a spectacle «so peculiarly wild and strange aa this. It was darkness in day! U was midnight without moon, stars, or obscurity It was the hush of death over Nature, and ihe sun yet rolling! It seemed all that should be vague, and noth ing that could be real! It was something re sembling an actual presentiment ot Byron's appalling conception of' the death ot mo tion Ship4 sailorless, lay rotting on the sea. And their mas$ fell down piece-meal aa they drop'd» They slept onthc abyss without a surge. .lust so the^e rotten pines seemed to hate fallen "piece-meal," and without a sound. THR LAW OF NEWSPAPERS.—1. Subscri bers who do not give express notice to the contrary, are considered wishing to continue iheir subscriptions. 2 If subscribers order the discontinuance of their papers, the publishers may continue to send them til! all arrearages are paid. 3. If subscribers neglect or refuse to lake their papers troin the offices lo which they art directed, they are held responsible till they have settled their bills, and order their papers dtscoutinued. 2. It-snbscriherB femo»e to other places wuhont informing the publishers, and ihe pa per is tent lo the former direction, they are held responsible. 5. The Courts have decided that refusing to lake a paper or periodical from ihe office or place to which it is directed, or removing, and leaving it uncalled for, for, is "prima fade evidence of intentional Fraud v S V U I S E W E E Y Y JV**0. 0. U S S E I W O O U S E I ^.V.Vr.lf 4T.V i ¥%f y i O U O A S E E O E Y E A ~m&' Ludicrous Politeness. Insincerity and extravagant adulation often betray people into uttering the most ridiculous absurdities quite unintentional ly. A great man, addressing the house of lords, said, It is my most painful duly to inform lordships that it has pleased the Almighty to release the king from his suf ferings.'* This was equivalent to saying thai he was sorry the king's sufferings were over, A maid of honor in France being asked ihe hour by her royal mis tress, obsequiously replied, What your majpsly pleases an answer even less definite tlran that of the cow-boy who, af iert&oking up at the town clock, paid it was^ only half an inch past eight.' A nursei wishing lo give a very polite an* svver^oa gentleman who inquired after ihe health of a sick baby entrusted to her care, *aid, Oh, sir, I flatter myself ihe child is going lo die.' A nobleman told a visitor, he had been talking to him in a dre^n. Pardon me replied the other, I really did not hear you A lady of ran|, having bar! the professional services of a.vilhigo piper at a little fete which she had ^iven on her estate, received the fol lowing ridiculously civil note from him Yflnr ladyship's pardon for my boldness in tius applving fur payment, would be almost a sufficient compensation for the labor of your humble piper, Patrick Watsh Lord Clarendon, in his essay on the necay of respect paid to old age says, that in younger days, he never kept his hat on before those blder than himself, except at dinner. In the present day, the wearit.g of it at dinner would be thought more disrespectful than any other time.— George IV., when prince of Wales used to return the bows of all persons in the streets except beggars. lie justified this omission by remarking, that to return a beggar's bow without giving him any thing would be a mockery, and to stop for the purpose of bestowing a sixpence would seem ostentation in a prince. Sir Robert Graham being apprised that he had, by mistake* pronounced sentence of transportation o.i a criminal who had been found guilry of a capital offence, desired the m'an to be again placed in the dock, and hast'lv putting on ihe black cajr he said, 4 Prisoner art ihe bar, I beg your par- doiCand llien passed on him the awful sentence of death A country carpenter hiving nggh?cted to make a gallows that had been ordered to be erected by a cer tain day. the judge himself went to the man, and said, Fellow, how came you to neglect making the gibbet that 1 ordered?' Without intending a sarcasm, he replied, Fm very sorry for had I known it was for your lordship, it should have been done immediately. 1 s u a s V BLOOMINGTON, TOWA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 30. WHOLE NO. 198. While an officer was bowing, a cannon ball passed over his head and decapiiaic-d a soldier who stood behind him. You see, said the officer to those near him, that a man never loses by politeness. Napoleon's hat having fallen off", a young lieutenant stepped for ward picked it up, and presented it to him4 Thank you, captain,' said the em peror inadvertently. In what regiment, sire inquired the sub, quick as light ning. Napoleon smiled, and forthwith promoted the winy youth to a captaincy. Notwithstanding the'f'ury with which the battle of Fontenoy was contested, it began with a great snow of civility Ijord Cha s Hay, a captain of ihe English guards, ad vanced be lore ihe ranks, and count An leroehe, a lieutenant of grenadiers in ihe French guards, stepped forward to meet him, Fire, gentlemen of ihe French !'exclaimed the English captain. No. my lord.' replied the French lieu tenant 4 we never fire first.' This re minds us of an anecdote told of Curran, who, being called out to give satisfaction to an officer for some imaginary offence, told hi? antagonist to fire first, which he declined, saying, As you give the invita tion, 1 beg you will open the ball.' At the battle of Trafalgar, a generous British sailor, seeing a brother tar bleeding pro fusely from si severe wound, ran to his as sistance. He had no sooner jaised him from ihe deck on which he fell, than the wounded man said Thank you Jack and please God, I'll do the same for you before the fights over.'.^Chambers Ed inburgh Review. Y Emperor and asked him if he knew who nis wile's parti er was? 4 4 A page?' *liat svvered the HERALD. wi!! but the Empress has not the less danc ed v. ith me, and the dishonor, if dishonor there be, is already incurred. Do better than that—knight me and if any one dares to speak evil of her Majesty, the same sword that executes justice shall vindicate fame.'— The Emperor reflected for a moment. advice is good,' said he, at last. AIM, 4 4 Well,'said he, And 1 ed beAU Ver A THE MvsTk'Riocs MASK.—The EVENING of the day on which King Louis, of Bavaria, was crowned Emperor, there was a splendid Ball at the lown hall, at which the Lmpress was present. I Amongst ihe guests w as a cav alier dressed*in black, and having his face covered with a black mask. He invited her to dance-she accepted, and whilst they were dancing logeiber, another mask .approached uhii o ..j i,:.- ,f h0 Liipw who the hi er-arches loo/ened No,' tepiied the lOuiDBror, but I suppose it is some foreign orince.' Lower than that,' said the mask, 'some nobleman ihen-a count or baron. .Lower than that.' Perhaps 3 knight 1 »Lower siill.' 'An esquire? Less than thai.' wero a11 u n k n o w n ..Bat a"- with a strange laugh. who is it. then? asked ihe Lmperor. 'Tear off his mask and you will see. The Emperor approached the sable cavalier and tore off his mask. It was the headsman. .Miscreant!' shauied the Lmperor, as his sword flashed from the scabbard,? ^mmeud thy soul to God before thou diest. plied the headsman, you may kill roe if you The 44 4 Henceforth vou shall no longer be called the headsman, but the last of the judges.' Then giving him three blows on the shoulder with his 6Word flat,' Rise,' he continued, 4 from this hour you are the lowest among nobles, and the first a mong burghers.' And, accordingly, since that day, in all public processions and ceremonies, e e e e u i o n w a k s y i s e i n e a o the nobles and jn front of tne commoners. AMERICAN BOYS.— Boys, when left to the uncontrolled indulgence of their pro pensities for quarrel, are probably more dangerous than men. The three days of Paris afford an instance of a revolution in one of the firsl nations of the earth, effect ed by boys and the Polish struggle was in like manner commenced and maintained by minors. The musier rolls of our two wars show that a large number of those who fought were boys and in almost ev ery struggle, whether oii:deck or in the field, ihey proved themselves worthy of their country. Every reader remembers tiiat Jackson was a hero boy of the revo lution. With most of them a fight ia a piece of and their courage is the ab sence of the sense of danger which a more matured discretion induced. We remem ber seeing a boy about ten years old clam bering upon the side-board of one of our old fashioned rail road cars, and observing that he had one wooden leg, we cautioned him against so dangerous an experiment, at the satne time inquiring as to ihe man ner in which he had lost his leg. He said that he had fallen from that car, and it had so crushed his leg as to make it necessary to cut it off. 4 4 And how,' we inquired, can you again venture upon that car?'— •Why,' was his cool reply, 'I never heard of no boy what had ever more than one leg cut off by the cars,'—and he continu ed to cling to the side of the car with the utmost apparent indifference to his danger. 4 very highly respectable gentleman give.s us an account of a similar development of American chsyactctr enihe fatahfirst after noon at the Kensington riots. A news boy, with his slouched hat thrown jaunti ly- aside, and his pocket*, stood in the mar ket house, and looked laughingly on ae the battle progressed. Shot after shot whistled by him, and numbers were killed and wounded around him. Still he look ed on with the same comfortable careless enjoyment of the scene, until a stray shot struck his breast, glancing first under the skin and inducing a copious gush of blood. He seemed surprised, and opening his coat, exclaimed— 4 Why, dod biame the scamps, they have shot MRlaying espe cial emphasis upon the last word Some one near him insisted upon his leaving the ground. 41guess I had better,'and thrusting his hands into his trow8§p pockets, he walked leisurely a way. THE LOVE DREAM.—I have had to-night a strange, b»t beautiful dream. It seemed to me that I walked in a garden full of flowers. It was spring, the birds sang, the heaven was elear. ihe air mild mid pure, all was beantiful around me, but I did not feel myself happy. I wandered sofily along and looked towards Alfred, who walked in the same direction with mveelf, but upon another path, separated from me by a little stream, whose silver waves soranc forward one over another, and vvhis peredr" U°w charming, how charmiug, it is to rock npon cool waves!" 10 fP eat f?,r, ,f: "How charming, how charming Allred also looked iuLeasently towards, and it seem to me that o«r looks by degrees began to at once he went down to the shore, and stepped into a boat which floated acrost the siream, and suddenly paused at my feet. Al fred reached fonh his hand to me to enter. 1 would not, and wept, 1 knew not rightly why. Then he took my hand, and drew me with llZe n in .he boa.., 1. Wep. still hut felt myself not unhappy. .^ Then began the boat, as if guided 1 is hands in move lbl? v and plea,a itself, and rocked lightly down the stream, while the fcil- aroU(ld u and sai iT«lv How charming it is, to rock melodiously, wave#l" together upon coof wavs#. Alfred and I talked with each other, and ,hai which we said enchanted us. We float edsoftly away under balsa,n.e-brea hing flow- 44 ,„ 1 wept no long- of lilacs and roses. Ihe flowers themselves from their stems and (ell down upon us, whilst voices trom them wins ne ed, How blessed it is to love one anoth er, and be united and we repealed amid joiful feelings, "How blessed! Ihen name the night, but a night without darkness, (or all the flowers began to shine in their bright colors, and every wave looked upw«yd with a little bright shining diamond in its Above L,n which b.«nw "'.f''•••' *trr^,i cuid. See there lue grave. And before us 1 saw something dark, lormless, horrible In which we were hastily driven. 1 liorrioie, SO inthing like 'f11' fiif,ieof a win'r touched us, and wa lle,,r Bul our sleep hao lo.ely dream.," «nd we ceascd not to see one another. Ihen it was to me, as if a gentle kiss was pressed up on our Hps, a kiss like that with which a moth er awakens her sleeping child, and we awoke. A beaming morning-red surrounded us. Wc held one auother by the hand, and rose odor. 1 felt my being light and Mhereal. Every particle of heaviness, of depression, of discomfort, was vanished 1 feU it was forgV? cr. In a sea of crystal clearness, which below us, our figures were reflected, anjig I saw myself so beautiful that it enchznted nle« Now for the firsl time," thought 1, 441 worthy of him!" In Ihe midst of the traits* porting feeling of a pure and increasing j**, stole suddenly the thought thro' my soul, all this should be only a dream, and 1 should wak3 no more in dream, but in reality Alf«' truly, all was only a dream. 1 perceived all at once the cry of the night-watch, The emigrants have not all arrived tho* more than half are here and the remainder may be looked for in a few days, all w ere at the Methodist Mission abouv 150 miles distant, near the Dalls. On IH^t week several of the families arrived with in a few day# at Fort Vancouvre and the Wallanntte Falls—some by water at* others over the Cascade Mountains. Tli»* waggons will be brought from the Dalls by water as the season is now loo far ad* vanced to open a road through the tnouBv tains. Tins expedition establishes tbf practicability beyond doubt of a waggoij road across the continent by the way of the southern pass in the Rocky Mows*' tains.. We have had no difficulty with' ihe natives although we have had a tecH ous'journey. We have had less obstacles in reaching here than we had a right to expect, as it was general.y understood be fore leaving the .States that one third pf the distance, lo wit: from Ft. Hall to tlii*. place, was iinpaesable with waggons.*?#? Great credit however is due to the energjr perseverence and industry of this emigre ling company, and particularly to Dr. Whitman one of the Missionaries at Wal la Walla Mission, who accompanied u«m out. His knowledge of the route w# considerable, and his exertions for the hi* tercsts of the company were untiring.-#- aitfir ,41^ 44 The clock has struck one!" and the bell of the Countess which called me to her. The Countess fandi ed she heard a mouse in her sleeping-room* and would a'.ot lo me the part of a cat, whicr1*» however. I performed extremely unskillfult$« FreJerika Bremer—Froiu the Solitary, EliO.n OREGON, TWAIATISE PLAIXS, OKF.COX, November 6lh, 18-18. 5 De.vft gift:—I avail myself of an oppor tunity offered by one of the vessels belong ging to the Hudson Bay Company to ward you a few lines. Our journey may now be said to be at ®ii^ end, and we are now in the Wallammert# Valley. 1 have been here near three weeks, having left my waggon in charge of the teamster, and proceeded on horse buck from rt Hall in company with s »me 50 persons principally young men. Your firsl questions now will be how ar^ yon satisfied wiih die country Is it wor thy of the notice lhat Congress has giv^fe it I would answer these in the affirm^-* live. Perhaps there is no country in the world of its size tiiat offers more indue®" ments to enterprise and industry than Of*' egon. The soil in this valley and in n»ts ny other portions of ihe Territery is eqttat !o lhat of Iowa or any othqr poriion of tfco United States, in point of beauty and ftr tility and its productions in many arti cles are far superior, particularly in regard* to wheal, potatos, beeis and turnips. I h# grain of the wheat is more than one third larger than any I have seen in the State** Potatoes are abundant and much bc.fvf than those in the Slates. 1 measured at beet that grew in Dr. Whitman's garden which measured in circumference 2 in*U* cs short of 3 feet, and there is now grow ing in the field of Mr. James Johns, iu less than a inUe from the place whero 1 write you. a turnip measuring in eircf*!* ference 4 1-2 feel, and he thinks it will exceed five feet before pulling time. In* deed every thing lieie is in a flourishing condition—trade brisk, and every body doing well. The emigrants generally, or all are as far as I know, satisfied. Wages for a common hand is from $1 to 1 5U per day, and mechanics from $2 to 4. Wheat is quite abundant and sold to ships or era? Grants at $1 per bushel Flower is from $9 to 10 per barrel. Potatoes and Tur nips 50 cts. per bushel Beef front 6 to 8 cts. peril). American cows from l\to 20. The prairie is coated with a rich green grass perhaps the most nutriciousin the world and I ain told that the winter is never so severe or the grass so scarce that a poor horse will not fatten in the space of one month. Nothing ia wanted but industry to make this one of the rich est little countries in the woild. I say Ut ile because the fertile part of it is small compared with the very extensive fertile countries in the valley of the Mississippi yet we have a country sufficient in extent and resources to maintain in lucrative oc cupations millions of inhabitants. Its great hydraulic power immediately on the sea shore, the advantages for stock growing or wool growing, its fertile soil and indeed, its very isolated a8C®"del ever higher and higher f» atmosphere.of 1 situation from competition with the rest of the eivilaed world, all combine with other circumstances to make it one of the most desirable countries un der the sun for industry and enterprises^ I am very respectfully, Your obed't servant, M. M. McCAKVE% Hon. A. O -am- it' s!