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I: 'V fc v Vk 8« ^1'" v i 1% *1*' a^^SgggTOT^gg gftW yitlDAV, SEPTEMBER 0, 1844. fisjMibUcan J%loBtinot/ons» FO^HMWWT, J|*MBS K.lfo£f Of Tennessee, ICE MIMLLSST, GBO* M» ALLASi Of Pennsylvania. MUECATINC A8 SHE 18 »Y NATUBS—AS SH* IS BT SPECULATION—Hea FCTUBS DESTINY, tie. Confined, as we have been, to the cor porate limits of oar town, as it were, seldom leaving unless business called us away, we have for your years been a resident of the county, without beholding, ontil lately, much of its natural beauty. Long ere we chose nhis place as the theatre for the future acts in our dramatic life, we had heard much said of |ts natural advantages, the fertility of its soil, the beauty of its scenery, &c. but we have been a Stranger to mocli of it, from personal observation, until lately. When we were a little red-headed urchin, we recollect a chris tian mother's pointing out for our perusal, a -chapter in the Old Testancent, commencing with "A good name is more precious than i^old," Ac. an assertion which none will dis pute, bat these two most precious things, so highly prized, halve been the greatest of all draw-backs to the growth and prosperity of the county, and the town, likewise, as a na tural consequence. This we shall endeavor to show by undeniable facts. On the afternoon of Monday last, *1 the solicitation of a friend from St. Louis, we v.. consented to acoompany him on a visit to our mutual friend, Hugh Doran, as clever a son of the Emerald Isle as America can boast of %urobering'among her adopted children, resi ding about nine miles above this place, on the .f^fibutaries of Pine river. A drive of twenty jpainutes took us into a district of country nev er before beheld by us. After passing the farm of Mr. Gilbert, a short distance above jfltfad Creek, we entered a district of country Mis delightful as the heart could desire, or the imagination picture, which continued as far as we journeyed, in the wild and natural state in which it came from the bands of the great Architect of the Universe, wi:b the exception of two or three beautiful farms on the road, tnd others to be seen iu the distance, in the Chambers* settlement. We have frequently heard of the beauty of this part of our coun ly, but every description of it, which we have ever heard, falls far short of the reality. Its natural beauty, or its susceptibility of being rendered beautiful by that art only which is requisite to make a good farmer, was never imagined by us until we heheld it. Were a stranger to pass up and down the "Mvere of the west,—through the States of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Illinois, every day beholding farms opened on swampy and h^avy timbered bottoms, hilly clay lands afar off from a depot or maiket for the exportation or htale of their surplus products, and then travel over our county, the query would na- turally rise up in his own mind, upon behold ing this country," Why are the swampy bot tom* of tne western rivers, and the broken clay hills of the interior, cleared and cultiva ted, while a country so rich and beautiful, so -convenient to all the markets of this mighty river, and through it to all the world, is suf fered to remain in its natural, wild state I" We can answer that question. The "good name" which the geographical position of Bloomington gave to it in a short lime after the public lands hereabouts were offered for •ale, attracted the attention of speculators— heartless speculators—who worship their gold as the christian does his God—and they came or 6ent their agents, and purchased extensive tracts of the best farming lands in the west, which they still cling to, unwilling to sell an acre, unless they obtain an enormous advance npnn its cost, or laziness and poverty combin ed, compels them to sell or suffer want. This is the reason why so much of the country around our town is unimproved, in its natural state. But for this caus*, our county would now contain three times its present population, and upon the road-side of ihe nine miles which we travelled, on every legal sub division of eighty acres, might now be seen the splendid mansion, the more humble cot tage, or the humbler log-cabin of the squat ter, all tending to increase the wealth, busi ness and activity of our county, and conse quently of the town. The district of which we have made mention, stands not aloue in this respect. In every direction—on every road leading to, or street or alley runrung through our town, wild weeds point out vari ous spots owned by the miserly speculator.— We speak not at random—we know the truth of what we are saying. We are confident that waare speaking with .. ia the bounds of truth when we say that but for speculators entering the choice lands in our county, it would now contain "three times its present population. Speculators hold on to their land* with such avidity, that none but the wealthy are able to purchase, consequent ly the great mass of emigrants are compelled to go back into the interior, where the specu lator has not Wen. If, under these adverse circumstances, oar town and county have kept pace with their •istonoo the river, what may we notamicihate #ojfeqd*es» grasp shall ha y VK RV "broken! Ten years'hence Bloomington will rank among the thriftiest of western cities, and th# wild lands now owned by speculators will bear Hie marks of industry, and hundreds of houses will be reared as witnesses to testi fy that the specula^, »1* curse of,*ur country, had tost his grasp. Would that we had the power to tax the lands of non-residents to the extent of our conscience speculators would soon grow tired of paying taxes aad hiring agents to watch over their landa. The beautiful farm of Mr. Doran, a part of which is sown in clover, for pasturing sheep, cost a sum sufficient to bar the settler from two square miles of land! It is the intention of Mr. D- to turn his attention altogether to the rearing of sheep, a large lot of which he intends purchasing so soon as he can prepare his farm for that purpose. Need we draw a comparison between the course of Mr. Doran and the speculator, to show who ar6 curses and who are blessings to a conntry 1— The reader will save us that trouble yet there are those who welcome the speculator among us, invite them to tea, flattering them with divers attentions, who may be heard to •xclaim *'D n the Irish—would to God we could keep them out of this country HUZZA TOR JOHNSON COUNTY.—At a special «lection held in Johnson county, on Saturday last, for County Recorder, (to fill a vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Jesse Derry, who was prompted to that step by the asser tions of the whig* that he was not the choice of the peopie of that county,) Mr. Berry, the Democratic candidate was re-elected by a ma jority of 25 or 30 votes over his former oppo nent. As Johnson is a disputed couniy, al ways claimed by the whig*, they may now give it up, or seek out a new excuse fur their late defeat. Be that as it may, three cheers for the Democracy of Johnson. VERMONT.—The Whigs have, at last, a crumb of comfort, in the election in this State. So far as heard from, they have succeeded by increased majorities. Well, who cares 1 No one ever expected her to go otherwise than for Abolitlon-whlggery. it/" A vote of the pa*sengers on board the steamer St. Croix, from St. Louis to Galena, was taken a short distance above Quincy, which resulted as follows: For Polk, 47, for Clay, 40. Democrats are beginning to travel,'twas to have been expected^** De mocracy is every where going ahead. GROWTH or FRUIT IN IOWA.—We last week made mention of some fine peaches grown in this place, but we find their dimensions to fall short of some others. Being invited by tiie Rev. Mr. Stocker a few evenings 6ince, to call and partake of some peaches grown in his garden, we of course accepted, and enjoyed a hearty repast of a no small quantity of as fine peaches as we ever eat. Naturally of a roving disposition, we took a stroll into the garden, where we beheld some of the finest growths cf fruits and vegetables we ever looked upon. Prompted by curiosity, we ask ed the weight and measurement of a few arti cles, which upon examination was found as below. From a tree heavily laden with pea ches, five were plucked, the average weight and measurement was—9 1-2 inches in cir cumference. Weight 6 1-2 ounces. They were of the cling stone species, and grew up on a tree grown in four years from the 6tone. We also examined the stem of a pie plant 14 inches long, averaging 4 1-2 in circumference. In his garden we also beheld some Lima beans growing, tvhiotl appwaied IU Ire of nnimnat size. Upon examination five were found to weigh an ounce. We do not pretend to say that these growths can no where be beaten, but mention them merely to show oar eastern friends, where there is no little rivalry in pro ducts, what the natural soil of Iowa can do as a common thing. We have also been presented by Benjamin Nye, Esq. with a small lot of very fine peach es grown in his garden. He has taken some pains with UU fruit, and will sooa^bave a fine orchard. £7" The mighty sub. of the Hawkeye is very fond of singing the oraises of Burling ton, puffing the improvements of non-resident speculators, &c. Such means of bringing a town into notice is not needed here—the rat tling of the hammer on the house top, in the blacksmith shop, the trowel on the wall, tiie hand-saw, ot'drays and waggons iu ottr streets, together with other little notes to fill up the time, i* all the music which Bloomington needs to attract the edmiration of her visitors, and one flouring and two steam saw-mill?, in successful operation, will do Ihe puffing for our town much more successfully than the lit tle greeneye, with all his words can for Bur lington. A FISH STOUT.—It is salt! that Mr. fHiar ton, keeper of the ferry at Wyoming, eight miles above this place, while crossing the riv er in a flat boat, a few days since, observed the wave of a fish running in the direction of a sand bar. In a moment he saw a heavy splash in the water, leaped overboard and sprang upon a large Pike which had grounded in its pursuit of a smaller fish, and striking it with a pole* so stunned it as to be ahle to cap ture it. It was found to weigh 102 pounds. ANOTHER HKLDERBURG OUTRAGE.—Sheriff BattrriiiitM, says the Albany Citizen of Mon day 2d instant, was violently resisted in the discharge nf liis duty on Saturday, near the village of Reusselaerville, by a body of about sixty »Indians,* with masks on, who tarred and feathered him, and ceot biro baek to tbe city.—St. LooiaOrgaa. £7" The present has been a very uuTafrora Me season for building, the frequent rahj «•-. tarding the brick-make's in their operstfons, as well as destroying their labor, to ijie no small embarrasment of all concerned. l®ot wnbstanding these inconveniences, our town has grown at an encouraging rate. Among the numerous buildings which have been erected this season, a few are worthy of special note, as ornaments to our town. 1 he large three story brick building of Messrs. J. Bennett & Co. stands A No. 1, in Bloomington. It is 20 feet front, extending 90 feet back, with a callar extending the entire lengtn. It is well planned, having several neat roon»s for offices, and its workmanship well executed. Opposite to it is the neat three story brick block erected by Messrs. Ballard, Deshler & Butler. It too, is conveniently planned, well built, is 60 feet square, containing three hand some store rooms on the lower floor. It is unnecesary to direct our readers to their loca tion, for as they are the only buildings which ate worthy often years' ground rent in a place like this, they may be discovered from any part of the town. We hope their enterpri sing proprietors will be well rewarded for iheir out-lays. There are a number of other building, completed arid in progress, which add much to the appearance of the tiwn, a* mong which are two or three churches, Vie par ticular mention of which we shall defe^ until wo can obtain the services of the distinguish ed tourist of Iow£, who, for a free ride or an invitation to dinner, will make thetn the sub ject of a few columns. It will be rich in lit erature, and attract so many emigrants thith er that we shall feel the need of some of the vacant houses of Builington -for ^ua^psfur thetn all. 1 37-We would direct the attention of our citizens visiting St. Louis to the card of E. H. Bobbins, Proprietor cf the Glasgow House, in that City, to be found in our advertising columns to-day. None who stop with the jo vial landlord of this House, need fear being troubled with the blues. We extract the fol lowing notice of his huuse from the Missouri Reporter: THE GLASGOW RE-OPENED.—The Glasgow House was re-opened on Saturday last by its new proprietor E. H. Rohhins. It has recent ly been fitted up anew and thoroughly cleans ed and several important improvements made for the accommodation of gursts. On invita tion from the proprietor a large number of gen tlemen dined at litis House on Sa'urJay, and a more 6uiupiuous repast could not have been desired. The Glasgow House is situated in the centre of the business of the city, is spa cious and airy, well provided witn every thing necessary for the comfort and convenience ol its hoarders and the travelling community generally and has a most gentlemanly host, and attentive servants. We wish it ihe libe ral patronage it deserves.—Mo. Reporter. 'XT' Capt. Anderson, of the Ospri»y, re quested us to say to shihpers patronizing that boat, that is very desirable that all should be sent to the landing in su^h season as to ena ble her to leave by 9 o'clock, A. M., a9 her departure at a later hour thrown iu the night at important points below* Some men gain a kind of line notoriety by barking at their feilow*, like little dojys, who to be noticed at all, have to bow-wow at some one who otheiwise would not notice them.— Little Hawkeye. Is it possible We could never before im agine why the little fellow kept up Such a continual barking. Can he tell us by what great act or display of talent, he ever gained distinction above the least little dog that ever te For the Herald. Mr. RUSSELL—For the last two or three years past, 1, as well as others, have been much troubled to effect a crossing over a gut ter filled with mud and water, between the Methedist Church and the American Hotel, which appears to be an unnatnral drain to some lots therabo*its, and despairing of any remedy being applied, I would respectfully enquire of you if it is not made the ]uty of some one to see that no such nuisances remain in the streets 1 In wet weather it is almost impossible to cross it without getting onr feet wet. MARIA. Certainly* If foond to be a natural outlet, it is the duty of the strt.ei commissioner to je pair it—if not, the one who made it 6hould be compelled to do it. IMPORTANT ir TRUE.—The sub of the Hawk eye says A wealthy farmer of Kentucky says would rather be taxed for the education of the boy, than the ignorance of the man. For one or rtie other 1 am compelled to be." We recollect of having read the quotation when but a beardless boy, but always under stood its author to be a poor boy, living in Posey county, Indiana—a native of Bunkum couniy, North Carolina. $7" The sub of the Hawk-eye i8 seriously afflicted with a disease set down in none of the Medical bouks known to the faculty, which operates very oppressing upon the rea ders of that paper. We have heard of a name, once given to it, by a wit who was listening to a Mump speech. He said the orator appeared to be laboring ur.der a diarrhoea of words and a cositiveness of ideas. We have administer ed to htm a few broken doses of late, aod Hope to hear of his relief at an early day. Jccident.—We copy the following from the Baltimore Patriot of ihe6h: We learn that this morning as the locomotive engine wai passing the rail road bridge at Harper's Fer ry, the main span of the bridgH gave way, and the locomotive fell into the water below. It is supposed that the timbers, which supported the bridge, must have been sawed last night, as yesterday very heavy loads passed over it. Fortunately no one was injured, there being mo one oo «b« leeonotift it the uae. ***1.1 11 V- i- NOVEL EXHIBITION.—Messrs. Whipple and Jones .have been entertaining our citizens fur a few evenings at the City Hall with their as tonishing feats of Legerdemain and Ventrilo quism. Mr. Whipple's moving Automata go through their parts as natural as life," and display great ingenuity and expertnessiii their construction and in the pulling of the wires. All politicians should go and see how this last is done,—Hawkeye. 07* We have been requested by the perfor mers to say that ihey will perforip^ifi on Monday evening next. 4 THE VETO POWER.—Mr. Webster detived at Alhat.y an elaborate eulogiutn upon the Constitute, as it is, unmutilared and unim paired. 'fte followed is an extract from his speech 4 But if tlw Constitution on the wbole, up on thi* conscUntious examination, shall prove to have accomplished its ends, to have subser ved the public prosperity, carried the nation forward in weal\h, in business, in enterprise, and to have raised us to a pitch of glory and renown of which jou, and 1 and all of us are proud,—then, I sny, il the Constitution^ has done this, we are hound to it by every tie of gratitude—by every feeling of patriotism.— We are bound to support it with all our hearts, for all our lives, and to transmit it unimpaired to our children* Now, 1 say, in my humble but conscious judgment, and I s*y ii 'inder a mixed sense of gratitude to God and of profound reverence for the wisdom of our ancestors, I 6ay, that ma king all reasonable allowances for the frailties which beset all men, and the misfortunes which sometimes betide all governments, I say to you, as my judgment, 1 say it to ihe eotintry,—and would to God I could say it to the whole human rarce, and in tones which should echo to the last generation of men, that this Conslit'ition has prosperously, greatly and gloriously answered the ends of it estab lishment. And if there be one among yon. or if there be in the country a man who doubts or denies this, he is a man whose judg ment 1 have no great respoct, and with whose feelings 1 have no manner of sympathy." Well, who is that man for hose judgment Mr. Webster has no great respec:, and with whose feelings he has no manner of sympa thy 1 Let Mr. Clay's proposition to alter the whole frame-work of the Constitutulion, by striking out of it the veto power, answer the question. Mr. (.'lay says it contains a dan uerous power, which has subverted the ends of the government and prostrated the rights and interests of the people. Mr. Webster, on the other hand, insists that we are hound to support it with all our hearts, for all our li»es, and to transmit it UNIMPAIRED to our children —that it has prosperously, greatly and glo riously answered the ends of its establish ment." Mr. Webster adds: ••That it is the part of gratitude to God, of respect to our ancestors, the part of regard for every interest that is riear to us and to oorp, to cleave to il as to the Ark of political s-ilvation —that, howr.ver il may bfl wi'h others, how ever others may stray from the great object of national regard, for us and ours, we will adhere to it, we will maintain it, we will de fend it, to our dying iy." Hit him a^ain, Daniel! He deserves it. jJT- The fallowing is an extract from Wil liam PentfV farewell tetter to the PennsyIra nians My love and my life are to you nnd with you, and no water can quench it, nor distance bring it to an end. 1 h«ve been with you, ca red over you, and served you with unfeigned love: and you are beloved ot me and dear to me beyond utterance. 1 bless you in the name and power of the Lord, and may God bless you with hi? righteousness, peace and plenty, all the land over"—"you are come to a quiet land, and liberty and authority are in your hands. Rule for him under whom the princes of this world will one day esteem it an honor to govern in their places."—" And thou Phil adelphia, the virgin settlement of this prov ince, my soul prays to God for thee, that thou mayest 6tand on the day of iriai, and that thy children may be blessed."-Bancrofts History. DEATH OF JOSEPH BONAPARTE*—Letters Naples, and afurwards of Spain. He died on lite 28th ultimo, after a long illness. His brothers, Louis and Jerome, were with him in his last moments. Louis is now the head of a fatuity, but his health is also very bad, and his successor is Priroe Louis Napolian, the prisoner of Ham. On the assumption of the imperial crown by Napolian, Joseph Bonaparte was offered the kingdom ol Lombardy, which he refused. He was made king of Naples in 1806 and in •18C8, the will of the Empemr removed him to the throne of Spain, his fall from which we need not relate. On the abdication of Fouu lainbleu he retired into Switserland but on the return of the Emperor, iu 1815, came back, and etitered Paris*on the same day as his broth er. After the battle ol Waterloo he went to reside in America. In 1817 ihe State of New Jersey, and iu 1825 that of New York, au thoiized Itiin to liuld lands without becoming an American citizen. Iu 1832 he Usfi Ameri ca for England, where he resided for several years but his impaired health made ii neces sary for Dim to live in a milder climate, and he removed to Florence. WESLEY AN CONFERENCE.—'The 10th Anual Coufererence of Wesleyan ministers, now sit ting at Birmingham, is attended by about 500 ministers, and the Rev. Jabez Bunting is for the fourth lime President. A report of the Education Comiuiuee, s'ated that about d£l2, 000 had been contributed. The increase in Sunday scholars, during the year, bad been 15,627, and o/ week-day scholars 4,659. DARINO FEATS.—The Democrats and wings of Nashville, Tenn., had great times the other day in raising poles on Capitol Hill. Immediately after the whig pole had b#en raised, one of the carpenters went up by a rope and stood up erect on ihe very top of it. Whereupon a Demo crat who prides himself in not being be .t at any thing, ascended his party*a pole to the top, and actually stood on his head TKXAS.—The election for President of Texas, takes place on the fitst Monday in September.—'Burleson and Jones are the candidates. The first is iu favor of an nexation, the latter against it. Jones is aaid to be in favor of an alliance with England, and lite establishment of a poli cy unfavorable t» the interests of tbe Uni ted So** The New York Plebeian of the 31st ult., says We much fear ihat the defeat of the Texan treaty by an American Senate, has al ready placed the glorious prize of acquiring Texus out of onr reach. A party in Texas opposed to the treaty now oxists, ami we fear will increase in strength. The question of in corporating Texas into the Union was once decided by ihe almost unanimous voipe of the Texan people, (with but 93 opposing voices but the overtures of Texas have been repulsed by the American Senate, and she may not re new them. English diplomacy and English capital will be employed to still farther alienate the people of Texas from her only natural friends and protector—the people of the Union. The trade of Texas is already monopolized by Great Britain. English vessels fill her ports, English manufactures are consumed by her people she will soon consider England her only guardian. In 1839, Texas consumed $1,000,000 worth of our manufactures in 1843 only about $150,000 worth. Great efforts are making by British emis saries and agents in Texas, to induce the be lief that all hope of the admission of Texas is cut off. But such is not the fact. The A merican people will soon be heard on this question and if two-thirds of the Senate of the United States will not ratify a treaty ac quiring Texas, a majority can and will, with tlte co-operation of tiie House of Representa tives and a Democratic President, acquire Texas. If Texas will reject all overtures and advice emanating from British authority, un til the voice of the American people is heard through her representatives, the lone star of Texas will socn shine among the galaxy that now compose our glorious Union. Tiie New York Express of Thursday week 6ays 4 Freights are lower than we recollect ev er to have known them. Cotton is taken at l-8d or about two dollars a bale, hardly e nough to pa}' the expences of taking them on hoard, stowing away, and discharging. This, however, is the dullest season of the year for shipping, and a large portion of our finest freighting vessels are made last to the wharf, with their sails unbent, perfectly idle." Made fast to the wharf— perfectly idle —Why don't they hurrah for the coon tariff of 1842? Where is solitude Ewingl He should be made paymaster of the "$2 a day and rust beef" to the "perfectly idle-bands of the tied uj vessels." What am 1 to think of a moneyed corpo ration, wielding funds larger than the revenue of this nation, that tells the nation to its face, that it will spend as much as it pleases on the press, and deal with Prasideirts as it would with common felons. 1 have barely time to say, go on with your patriotic work ot extirpating such a corporation. In such war fare with it, 1 am with you, heart aad hand." —Richard Rush, in 1834. NEWSPAPERS.—A child beginning to read becomes delighted with a newspaper because he reads of names and things which are very familiar, and he will make a progress accordingly. A newspaper in one year says Mr. Weeks) is worth a quarter's schooling to a child, and every lather must consider that substantial in formation is connected with this advance ment. The mother of the family being one of its heads, and having a more im mediate charge of children, ought to be intelligent of mind, pure in language, and always cheeiful and circumspect As in structer of her children, she should her self be instructed. A mind occupied be comes fortified against the ills of life, and is braced for any emergency. Children amused by reading or study, are of course, consiJerate and very easily governed.— How many thoughtless young men have spent their earnings in a tavern or grog shop, who ought to be reading! How many parents who never spent twenty dollars for books or papers for their farn» ilics, would gladly have given thousands to reclaim a son or daughter who had ig- rehVpial.,onT-l'to(.rel«l0^ii.fllllaB WORKING MEN SHOULD STUDY POLITICS.—I respectfully counsel those whom 1 address (the working men of America) to lake part in the politics of their country. These are the true discipline of a people, and do much for their education. I counsel you to labor, for a clear understanding of the subjects which agi tate the community, to make them your study, instead of wasting your leisure in vague pass ionate talk about them. The time thrown a way by the mass of the people on the rumors of the day might, if better spent, give them good acquaintance with the constitution, laws, history and interests of their country, and thus establish themselves in those great principles by which particular measures are to be deter mined. In proportion as the people thus im prove themselves, they will cease to be the tools of designing politicians. Their intelli gence, not their passions and jealousies, will be addressed by those who seek iheir votes. They will exert not a nominal, but a real in fluence on the government and the destinies of the country, and, at the same time, will for ward their own growth in truth and virtue.— Self Culture, by Dr. Channing. There is every prospect that we sfiall soon have "good times" again—that is, such timts as we had in '35 and '36. The spirit of spec ulation and adventure has again revived, and runs high in the east. The hanks are expan ding their issues, and overtrading has again commenced. Our imports greatly exceed our exports, and as a natural consequence, the specie of the country is rapidly flowing to Eu rope. Stocks speculators have resumed their wonted occupation the only difference being that they now gamble in factory and rail road stocks, whereas they formerly dealt ia State securities.—Burlington Gazette. Mexico is believed to be on the verge of another revulution. A letter from the city of Mexico, dated 31st July, contains the extraordinary announcement that San ta Anna and the office.a of the army have agreetl'to suspend the functions of the Constitutional Government during the War tin Texas, leaving the supreme con troll of the Republic in the hands of San* ta Anna, with power to force contributions of men and money to sustain the war.— It was considered probable that the Na» tionat Congress would be summarily dis» aw MORMON NRWS.—The the 11th says that it is rumored in previous Sunday, nineteen of ihe| j" uions wen. ejected from ihe rh,,rc|, among whom were John A. F(,rr ma Smith, the Prophet's EJ pie is going tip very fast as ,lar[ |he *tid third i population is engnged upon h. 'j»« of windows is ready lo receive il Private buildings- has a!m0ll SO many people ere tar/ cej Property has fallen to abot,i value, previous to the Pmi1u.i 'd rf"I Twenty-five Mormon families |r-'• i wrui j*uw mormon families *'1 Cr«-*kv tindlhmtat Morlej'g pfl also lea viajj. Great dissensions it is quite probable that in a y*ar*',"lr"le«j followers of the Mormon Prop|IPl J! Jo I tered to the fore quarters cf t|,e g| St. Louis Republiean says that Kjjf' 4,J Pittsburgh, where lie would eshbijA He was still a believer in the doctriw the Twelve would not allot? hiw MORMONISM—SIDNEY RICDOS and Hyne arrived in the ci»y yfMPrdav We learn lhat Rigdon, who professed tan had a revelation, and returned a few since from Pittsburgh, to be the SMITH, has been regularly uncharrh«| Twelve Apostles. He returns to PitiSL to establish a paper. His views ism still remain unchanged, will not have him to rule over them. ministration of the affairs of the church* the present is lo remain ia the bands .f Twelve Apostles. An Old Prssiding Officer.—"hi Her|. County Democrat says At the rtreicfl cus in this town, the venerable RfvolmioJ patriot, Benjamin Harvey, one hunirti, nine years of age, attended and was RJ chairman rf the meeting. He preside»] dignity, and scrutinized the proceeding care, and at the close signed tiiem hiii)ieli| a good bold hand, without the aidoi'glaw Receipts of the New York Custom j7cuJ The Custom House receipts for ttie weeketj ing the 30th ult*, are seven hundred and tj ty-two thousand seven hundred and runs seven dollars, which with those previoul reported, for the month of August, makes ij millions ei^bt huuiitd jtue*. dollars. Rumor states that *Mr. V. Tulhiij the new Governor cf Wisconsin,uliawj ed the whigs, and is coining out for Poilr Dallas. It would IVJI be surprising the statement prove true, lie lias been *r the whigs about as long as he can etij vil any party, and it is time he should nuke il other somersstt. Besides, he filled to gel if whig nomination for the Vice PresHency, i which he was said to be exceedingly tnJ ous. Ter. Gaz. QUAKERS WITHDRAWING FROM POURA] We see it staled thu a large and iitrmsJ number of the Sorieiy of Friends, deeim( the party excitements and political lions of the day inconsistent with true Christianity, are with'lrawiog frusi pariiaipation in politics.— IVr. GiZ. An act abolishing imprisonment ftfwfcl England, went into operation uittnetJiw'jif ter receiving' the lloyttl assent, aid nuwid of persons were at once libtnieJ ha i different prisons throughout the kiugi where the debt was twenty pounds si«lit| and under. The steamboat Maid of Iowa, im to run between Iowa City and St. Lotil this season, as ufien as flie nviy berequij ed to transport iUe firoduce ol luirt^ —liawk-eytt. _, HARRIET MARTINEAI\ II IJ SAIIURJJ her voyage to America, canned herselfj be iirinly lashed to the binacle ofiliei to pievent being washed overboard, sj tarried there half the night fur il)« pose of enjoying the beauties of tto'fl ricane, unalloyed naked eye, under favorable eircurosiw Avery weak telescope or opera magnifying but four or five lim^ ed so strenuously, when disement and prospect^ of can be elihanced by it. ,s ficient to shew it distinctly. ,Bj Bears are becoming quite cotninoni#^ tlemenis on this side the riyeras w I Wisconsin, where extraordinary 8Cj°( their numbers have lately been pu One walked quietly in a farm yard o le Makoketa yesterday. I", V. some individuals have killed four, even ten of them.--luvva Transcrtp TRUE TO THE LfrreB.—The a Democratic paper published at TJ Kendall's Expositor, in \Vssb»g«» The recent Treaty of Annexa^0"^ en a striking illustration of tne a ticians, whose higl est motive is can abrogate all former Prnfe'® fam' rations, and acts, too, and enter» side of a question to the ol'ier' re8 zeal into the advocacy o1^ direct sivinaim«| adverse to those they had pfp* tspr aaJTant« Referring to New Jersey, the P® an says: "No doubt is umphant success of 'I hompso Governor, or of the State going 1 Dal la"—Mo. Reporter. THE OLD KKYSTON*.—A NO9T meeting of the Democracy w alf Silas Wright, and others, app objects of the meeting. i days since at Chamber^ufg« .^11 was a delegation of 500 from county, among whom 147 ioiO^'1 their hats, viz: Harrison men i and Dallas 1844." RHODE ISLAND.—The Providence came off withni' Strong resolutions were adnp j, 000 men. Letters were reati Jackson, Mr- Buchanan, io( 1 nJ complain that it was a meeting in disguise. *v.®ll,l p0lk Island will yet be purified Dallas men, in Rhode Missouri, are for equell '®P mim'