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A O N E Y 8 A A W
OUumwa, IOWA
Omit: in the New Court flouaft
21Uh, 1855.pl y41
Henry R. VcndcrikoH,
WILL attend lo business in the CoUrts
of ail Uic counties in Southern Iowa, Mid in
the Supreme Court at Iowa City.
Persons wishing to purchase or rent land or
tow n property arc informed that he has the agen
cy and majiapeinent of r.tich good property,
both in town and country.
March ifith tVW4f
J» dfc «IP«
M^R^'fon, u. n. T. rouGi.Ass,*«#*
k'ftr WOOD ft D0UQLA88,
f^y TKNDF.H their professional ser?iees
to the citizens of Otlumwaand vicinity.
A Owitt—On Market street, where one or
^totb can be fouud at all hours, except when ab
jsent OH business.
(Htanwi, April 181k, 185S.
orrvavtA, IOWA.
gy WILL practice in the Courts of Wap
ello. Jefferson, Van Buren, Davis, Appanoose,
i-Monroe Lucas, Marion ami Mahaska.
Slaving the advantage of a IOIIR residence in
fthe valley they will give particular attention to
Securing and collecting claims, sale of War
rants, Kntries of la. on time, buyinRand sell
ing Heal L.state, (jetUement of Titles, payment
of Taxe«, itc. February 10th 1HM.
J. W. Kwrii,
^"«TS7ILL practice in Wapello county, and at
W t.* nd to any professional business, ogen
ic.. collections, enter!ug lands, paying taxes,
entrusted to him in adjoining counties in
southern Iowa.
Oct. i7h,\w 35-if
os¥piTrr« i H*
Krai K«late Agent,
YPF LAND WA**.VNTS bought and sold.—
Coi.i.evrio*s fn all parts of Southern Iowa
promptly attended to.
W. f!rmfn(,
Cidt Engineer and County Surveyor,
WIL»4 promptly respond lo any calls made
^at the lUcord. rs Office, Ottulawa. Persons re
"f^kuirinft ffieial service in the south half of the
^jpcounty will be charged no more for travelling
ja Cmc llian from Ottimiwa.
Ottumws, Nov. lath., '55—tf
J. «. FQTTER, HI. B.,
T* gy HAVING lacated in Ottumws, ten
t't rd nis jrofef*ionnl services to the citizens of
i»»:towii ana vicinity.
Office and resideac* «a Second street two
k ^doorffcastol' Green*- Aug. 1st, 1855.
U I S I 1 A 4- S U E OA',
lffthloucgji, lonn.
Tfarrmher 9th. I854.tf
Knlfl* & Wtfllliike,
Medicine*, fancy Notion*, Perfumer»,
Cigurs, mmd Raiff'* Family Melicxnji^
JyJjj, 2dtb, 18:5 Jy ,.
""S'lrf. sis s o n
HAVING permanently located
in Oth«iwa,oiriTs his services to
the citizens of town and vicinity.
All work warranted. Ladies waited on at their
Vjrcsidencra if desired. Teeth inserted from one
'to an entire set, either by means of springs or
atmospheric pressure. He may be found at the
UN ION IIOTKL, on the 1st Monday in the month.
Deceinbei 15 th, lHOfi-
.Ulllliier) •Mtwuiliif.
I in
Hrs. Bias Rtyaolds
f# WOULD inform the ladies of
'wa and viclulty, that they Work at the Milliner
aud MantuaoMking business. All work will
be done iu Uie latest and neatest style.
$£T HesidenOe 1 door above tne old Court
^llouse. Nov. 23,1854.^a
D. 7 S a y o i
A U I O N E E -V
2^* WILL attend to making sale of personal
'fWiyTproperty or Real Estate,at auetkw at any time,
a reasonable compensation. He inay be
•i^sr found in Ottumwa, uruess absent on busineaa.
May 10th, 1851.
o o a k o k s
Mai» St., Mo«*4ftMwUi«r,e Shop*. i
yy*THE proprietor keeps constantly^ oe
*hanu a good assortment of Leathers, and is al
ways ready to accommodate customers with
good work in his line of busiaesa.
Kovemb«r9th, 1054.) I vs
Alavai ftor ute
rAA ACRES, 2*2.r in cultivatioii. 100 of
e/UU Timber, an erchard hedcnl in, 000
rods of hed^ine, 2 excellent wells of water, any
amount of stoclc water, and, in fact.one among
the best stock and grain faftns in Wapello Co.
The farming land is all gently rolling, a good
framed house, situated on the South side of a
'ividsome grove,—out-buildings, barn, &c.
:3& The farm lying on the county road leading
om Didilonega TO Fremont^ Mahaska Co., 8
II .les North of Dahtonega, in Highland town
I p. For further information, call on
J. W. jlttPENTER, in D^IoiiMl
-jjet. 31,1855 'J4-3m
FR IEREBY tinder my thanks tomy custom
ers for the liberal patronage hitherto given
nd ask a eantiMumca of tlie same, and as 1
iwocy I wish all who are indebted to me
me forwaad and square up their accounts
delay. D. 8AMDS.
,4tu*wa, April 4th, 198$
•in jwwaifrmtii
t- O. »saciV^|» 1
Cheerful glows the festive chatttSe^
In the circle pleasure smiles:
Mounts the tlame, like wreaths cf a
Bright as love, i*s warmth be/uilv^
Clad the heart with joy is lighted}
Hand with hn:ul, in faith is pligbt«4»
Am aroun I the goblet flows.
Fill—fill—fill, and quaff theiiquul
Bright it glows— v •*.*«
Oh, how bright the bosom gloffa -"M
rare as light, our social meeting:
Hare no passion dares invade.
Joys we know, not light and fleetirft..
Flowers we twine that never fade, j,
Ours are links, n time can sever:
Brighter still they glow for ever—u
Clow in yon eternal day.
No—no—no, ye will not paat aWajfw
Ye will stay—
4kcial joys, forever stay! -ft
Oriental Justice.
A errtain C«pt. Baculard left Marieil
let for China but bting buffeted by the
wiod, be hauled up in the harbor of Tu
rie, to weather. The collector ol the
port came on board, Capt. Baculard re
presented thai he was Irieghted for Can
ton, that he had noshing to di with Tu-,
nis, and that he only put in from distress determination to drup the
of weather. Buf the collector exhibited
the manifest that he oiust fork over .—
Capt. Ilacuiard did fork over in rafe
but instantly repaired to the palace of
the Hey, demanding justice.
'•(iood Frank.*' said the (ley, "I am
your friend. Cod is great. What ih«
devil do you want of me?"
••Highness," answered Capt. Baeu
lard, your custum house h?s robbed me.
I have forked over—fork back.''
"Excellent individual," answered the
Bey, "in this country when we hare the
dust are keep it. The original aequiei
tion is a dtllicuity. I'o fork back is a
thing uuknown to Africa."
"But shall 1 not have justice?"
"Certainly, every one has juste»"?tt
Tunis. Will you have it la l'Vench or
Tuni#ao fashion?"
"IJighnees, 1 have had a law suit or
two in Fraace. Justice in French fash
ion—Ciod forbid!"
"But I don't press it on you," observ
ed the Uey. "II yon choose the French
afar all, 1 wilt speak to your consul.—
He loves justice, good man three of my
subjects applied to htm two years ago
for immunity, and they wil' gel it next
year, for he loves justice."
"French, jnstict! never! give me Tu
nisian, 1 am in a great hurry."
it so then, (sod is great. What
if*your cargo?"
"Marseilles soap and twenty thousand
cotton caps."
"It is well. Go away and be tran
quil The B»y summoned the Vizier.
"Virer," said he, "there is no God but
Giod, and Mahomtt is his prophet. We
love justice. We love the Frauka
Proclaim that every Jew who appeara
to morrow out of doors without a cotton
cap, mil have a little transaction to set*
tie with me."
There wete twenty thousand Jews in
Tunis, and no one single eap in the
place. They all made their wills, wh*n
they learned through the officer of the
customs that Captain Baeu'ard had lots
of the desired article. There was enough
said. Captain Baculard sold the invoice
at two dollars the cap. He rushed to
the palace and poured out his thanks.
"Not so fast," said the Bey. am
not done yet. Call my Vizier." The
Vizier appeared. "Proclaim," said the
Bey, "that etery Jew who keeps another
eap another hour will Lave trouble with
you. God is great, and 1 am lineal des
cendant of Mahomet."
The Vizier made a grand solute, plac
ing his leg on the back of his neek, ac
cording to the custom of the court, and
rIrei. When Captain Baculard re
turned to the deck he found the twen
ty thousand Jews already awaiting him,
caps in hand, lie might liavo had the
caps for nothing but desirous to lea«e
behind him a name for generosity and
greatness of soul, he bought them at
two cents a piece.
Too GOOD TO nm
Loer.—Oo Thurs
day week, the Democrats of St. Micha
els took a cannon down lo the whaif to
fire in honor
the great democratic vic­
tory in Baltimore, providing themselves
with 6 rounds ol blank cartridges in or
der to fire one for every thousand ma
jority obtained. The boat arrived—the
democrats were triumphant—"over the
left,"—and the untertilled incontinently
scattered. One of Sam's boy's thought
it would be too bad to lose the powder
with which (he gun was slretdy charged,
so he applied the match, and the old
gun sent forth itb thunder tones in honor
ot the &»|gic*a 'j-mrph /Vgrfffn (*u
xellt, r* ... .. ,t
A QUERY.—Jehile wants to know
what makes women cut up so over wed*
ding eake. He says that the rubbing
and purring of pussy over a handfull of
catnip is only equalled a woj^an wji|
a sites of wedding cake.
VW •Well, I want rtist mo
ney. When will you pay that bill?'
*0, well, I'll pay it before——be
fore you
gei though wanting ilf*
grea(«»t Gardewin 4ft» State. Heiais- sf January
*4 it l?0» ,*»* AM* TWt^irf»l«r. will
*Xot a Drap More, 'Thoat It's Swect
eBcd 1'
It is astonishing how firmly certain
words and phrases become incorporsted
in our vernacular by the chance telling of
an anecdote, or anything cf that sort.—
A very common metaphorical expression
is contained in the words "getting the
hang." It is of universal application
and convenience, and became popular
from the day of its "first appearance" iu
ihe New Orleans Picayune, ten years
sgo, as the ntib of a story ol a western
gambler on a steamboat who refused lo
refund certain monies fraudulen ly ob
tained, although maie fast to a pieton rod
of the machinery, and compelled, every
second, alternately to plunge and jump
backwsrds, lo prevent, in the one case,
his bead from being jerked off, and in
the other, his biains from being dashed
out by the regular powerful stroke.
••Let me alone, I'm just
getlivg the
of the machinery," he exclaimed,
when it was demanded, "Won't you pay
back, now?"
And so in law, polities, -eligion, and
morals, science, and art, the American
people have been OETTIAO TUS **KO
ever since.
Aot a drop mbre, 'thout it's swfd
On one occasion bo the old mansnd
old woman continued their potations in
ordinately and as Fitlens observed that
his goods went better the drunker \1.«
old onion became, he pressed her to
At Iset sbc refused unless he "would
sweeten it with a little store sugar."—
Ti e amiable shop keeper iodulged, her,
and when the old people started home in
the evening late, the old man could scarce*
ly mount his horse, and die good wife
bad actually to be lifted and placed on
the pillion behind him. Happily, she
leaned one way, and her kusbaud the
other, so thai the gravitiug point was be
tween ihem and as she clung to hiin in
stinctively, they passed put of ths vil
lage safely.
Before reaching their home, however,
they h»»d to cross a small creek, anil
when their horse stepped in to drink,
the old lady having reached unconsci
ouiness, released her hold, and quietly
lapsed in the stream below. Occupied
with his thoughts, the old man did not
perceive his loss, but jogged slowly
homeward. Arrived there, the children
inquired anxiously for "mamy," but the
old man could only say that she had
been on the "critter," aad tho "critter
haden't kicked up nary time so he
cnuldn't say where she mout be!" aad
threw himself stupid on a bed.
Girls and boys flew along the road
the old man had come, yelling
ma met!
but of course no
a household phrase in a part of
Georgia and Alabama. A man declines
with it, to renew a game of cards at which
be has been unsuccessful a rustic ex
presses, by the elegant periphrasis his
of sotne crucl beauty the little poli
tician »ows, in these terras, to abstain, in
future, from some particular course which
has proven unprofitable and so on,
through a thousand phases and cases of
common-place life, it answers its purpo
ses of a playful, but decided negation or
declension lor the party usiug it. In lact,
it is a rather liberal rendering of the
Shakspearean ".Yo more
of that Hal,
and thou iovent
me," though mostly by
those who never read Shakspeare.
We believe that our friend, Col.
Haralson, formerly of Georgia, is enti
ties to the credit of the story out of
which grew the expression, lie tells it
about thus:
Twenty yeare ago, it was'the custom
in north western Georgia, as indeed it
was throughout the southwest, for dry
goods dealei a io keep a harrel of "sper
r»*ls'' in the back room, aud to 'treat lib
eral customer's io a glass whenever de
Fiilens sad Dewberry were such dea
lers in one of the small towns ind'caied.
aud they had fur a customer a cierer, rol
licking old fellow, named Joe Denny,
who drank whisky in preference to wat
er, always, and whose wife was "flesh
of his llesh" iu thst particular. The
old coupk would come to town, trade
quito f:ee!y and quite ae freely imbibe
he spirits in the back room of the deal
ers we have named.
When they arrived at the creek, the
oldest girl shouted "yonder she is, set
ting down in the creek!" And there
she wa», seated comfortably in tho water,
which came nearly up to her month.—
As she swayed back and forth, now
yielding to the impetuosity of the stream,
and now resisting it with some success,
the muddy fluid would occasionally wet
her lips, and each time it did so, she
would faintly exclaim wi.h a grim effort
to smile:
"Not a drap more Mr. Filleas, 'tbout
it's sweetened." And is to this vo
nuatic little incident in the lifs of tbs
venerable Mrs. Joe Denny, that we sre
indebted for one of our most popular
colloquial phraser.—Montgomery
tion adjourned on
Monday, after
session ol three weeks, hsving adopted
the constitution
as a
oa Saturday
night previously.
The constitution will be sabnittsd to
the people for their adoption or rejec
tion on ibe 15th of Decasiber. And
should it be adopted, an election for
Stale officers snd members of the Legis
lators will be held on
third *f*tiesday
on tfca
#amilg Hcli)Sf-ipcr~--r-?fbo(clr to $)o(ifirs, Prratnvt, Central $Mis, ^ritaltaw, (fbntaifon, Itiirlirts,
Pardon of Dr. Bfalo, the Dentist.
Gov. pollock ol Pennsylvania, has
extended bis clemency to Dr. Beale,
and remitted the remainder of his sen
tence of imprisonment, which was four
years and six months, beginning on the
28th ol November, I85i. He has serv
ed, therefore, about one year of his ternn.
The pardon states the reasons which in
duced the Governor to extend this favor.
lie had received communications from
about one hundred and forty dentists and
twenty-three physicians of this cay and
the country, stating their befief that tes
timony ae to matters transpiring under
the influence of ether is unsafe and un
reliable from a number of other physi
cians named, that they believe him, in
nocent from a large number of the bar.
and citi/eus of the various 8istes. includ
ing the names of Governors Attorney
General, Ac., that they believe he was
convicted on insufficient testimony from
the Mayor of Philadelphia and ti/ty
members ol the Philadelphia City Coun
cils from members of the Legislature,
Judges of the Supreme Court, editors of
Philadelphia newspapers, and live thous
and otfwr citizens of Pennsylvania and
New York, wi'h five of the jury on the
trial, all asking for bis pardon. After
enumerating all those facts, the Governor
"And whereas, the Board of Inspec
tors of said Philadelphia County Prison
(as appears by their communication on
tile in the office of the Secretary of the
Commonwealth) have unanimously re
commended the pardon of the said Dr.
Stephan T. Beale, because, in their o
pinion, the end contemplated by the law
in the moral reform of the prisoner has
been attained—because lull and ample
satisfaction has been rendered to public
sentiment by the imprisonment he has
already undergone—because his health
is undoubtedly breaking down under the
sufferings of body and mind which he
has alreaJy endured, and because the
destitute condition of his aged parents
and bereaved and sorrowing wife and
children imperatively demand the pre
sence and support of their son, husband
and father.
And whereas, alter a full and care
ful examination of the facts and evidence
in the case, aided bv the scientific die
cussions to which it has given rise, (with
out any intention to reflect upon the pro
secutrix, who no doubt testified to what
she believed did occur— nor* to impugn
the integrity of the learned Judge who
tried the case, nor the honesty of the ju
y w o o n i e e i s o n e a
now satisfied that the defendant, Dr.
Stephen T. Beale, is not guilty of the
crime whereof he stands charged, and
was convicted upon evidence unreliable
in its character and insufficient in amount.
I do, therefore, io consideration of
tho premises, pardon the said I)r, Ste
phen T. Beale ol the crime whereof be
is convicted as aforesaid, and he is here
by fully pardoned accordingly."
HP The Franklin Register lately pub
lished an address by the He*. Mr. Ab
bot', and in its next issas noted the fol
lowing correction:
For 'dum swizzle,' plsase read 'pro
This was bad enough, but the next
week the same piper has the following*.
"In an advertisement which appeared
in our last paper, for
destroying porringens,' read, 'Hamil
ton's worm-destroying lozenges.'
Faulkner, who edited the Dublin
Journal, announced in glowing terms
the arrival in that city of a distinguished'
member of the British nobility. O.i ihe
next day his paper contained the follow
ing very Hibernian correction.*
••For 'Her Grace the Duke,' inyesrer
Jsy's journal, read 'His Graes the Du
He improved the matter quite as much
a* the good clergyman in England did,
who, without book, was priying, and
said "O Lord, bless all classes of peo
ple, from the beggar on the throne to
the king on the dunghill—we mean,
from the king on the dunghill to the
beggar on the throne."
It is sometimfs better, when
has made a blunder, to let it go. At
tempting to set it right, often makes it
wotse, and certainly calls the attention
of many to it who would have taken no
notice of it if the speaker had gone along
as if nothing had happened.
Ths dispstched received by the At
lantic represent our affairs with England
unchanged since the departure of the
Canada. Mr. Buchanan says that Lord
Clarendon and the British'Cabinet are
endeavoring lo patch up a reply to our
Government communication, with refer
ence to a violation of our Neutrality
Laws by British agents, in order, if pos
sible, not to wound our sensitivsnss* and
at the same time shield Mr. Crampton.
Our Government has finally seted on
ihe morial of Denmark, proposing cap
italization or a lax according to the value
of the cargo in lieu of the present Sound
dues, and have rejected the proposition.
The National Intelligencer confirms
the reports received from Kansas. The
dispatch received from Gov. Shannon,
snaking a demand for troops, was receiv
ed by President Piarcs yes'erday, and it
is stated that a civil war was threatened,
sn4 requested prompt assistance. The
immediate transfer of troops from all the
netrest points was transmitted bv tele
graph by ths Presidsal.
WATCH AND PRAY.—Ths Portlsnd
Advertiser very pertinently suggests that
thoss who cannot feel it in their hsarts
Messrs. Hale, Durxee, Soule and
Pearce were sworn, and ihe Rev. H.
Dean was elected Chaplin* when the
Senate adjourned.
Greeley, Weed and Seward have
been wanting all day to fuse the factions,
and are understuod to have succeeded.—
Many, therefore, look for an organization
to morrow and-the message on Wednes
The National Americans, will vole for
Henry M. Fuller for Speaker, and en
deavor .to draw an entire Democratic
vote lo him by conceding them the clerk
and printer, thus forming a union parly
4gaiust the Free Soil factions. They
deny that the Republicans can by fusion
poll more than 105 votes, whiis 113 is
necessary to elect.
The lVesident|persis(s in refusing to
prinl the message, and it will be sent lo
ths t|Mt Houses iu writing
The House adjourned after the un
successful ballot for Speeker.
The following was the last votes
Campbell 80, Richardson 74, Banks 8,
Fuller 19, Marshall 0, Pennington 7,
Whitney 0, Smith of Ala. 9t $e*tter
ing 6.
Correspondence of the Journal of Commerce.
The Claytoi Balwer-Treaty.
The Clayton-Bulwer Treat/ is nei
ther abrogated nor at an end, in conae
quence of the disagreement between the
two governments as to its interpretation.
The negotiation concerning its construe
lion is suspended but is subject to re
sumption at any lime. But our govern
ment has rejected the British interpreta
tion, ond failed to establish its owr. aud
will not, under the present Administra
tion, be likely to modify its demands.—
The mode of a formal abrogation of a
Treaty will be found in the Act abroga
ting the Treaty of 1778 with France,
and the Act itself embodies the reason
for it viz: that the Treaty bad been vio
lated by the French government. A sim
ilar Act may be proposed by President
Pierce, but 1 have no special reason for
the belief that this measuse has jet been
decidcd upon, or that there is any urgent
reason for it at present.
The chief difficulty lies in the sxten
sion of British jurisdiction over the Bay
Islands, and especially of the Island of
Raatan, which our government consid
ers a palpable violation of :he lettei and
spirit of the Treaty, and entirely incon
sis'.ent with President Pierce's 'reasser
tton of the Monroe doctrine.
The history of the British claim to
Rualan is briefly as follows:—It was ta
ken by English pirates in 1650—retaken
subsequently by Spain, and again taken
possession of by England in 1742, and
Tl'°ll V K
taystffOr thaatlianar' Adaiaistratiaa, ths aetual sovwafcaty W icrrttoiiss aa
*MHsMyfc«w»*fcsmisssfc* 1 1 in mi a 1
n- -%*iwr j'ng^.Wn^ljSi li ^1 i'ij«»K*"'N n Wh ffcn^rn-Tirw-, rK^ii^ii •t-i»iinr»t^ifa"i« Ii.rinriirtwimrr^ nrrt^t-Ti,-^, ^n^iiirnHirrter^^hr^irihffiitrtiiiinfiiitmrtii
SENATE. |In Yucatan, Great Britain has obtained
"FT WASHINTOJI, Dec. 4. [possession of additional territory, to the
no election for Speaker •x,entfJl 2,600 square miles.
on the first ballot in the House. The
Senate was called lo order at noon.
VVAsiTt?roTo?r, Nov. 9.
There is a good deal
On motion, ^ibe balloting for Speaker
wis resumed.
1st Ballot—Richsrdson 74, Campbell
58, Banks 23, Fuller 20, Humphrey
Marshall 19, scattering 20.
There wa*noelection,
111'being ne­
SBNATE.—Mr. llale submitted a re
solution asking the President to inform
the Senate whether he had received any
evidence ol such resistance to execution
of laws in Kansas, ss lo require the in
'.erposition of a millitary force. Mr. A
dams gave notice of a bill amend the
Naturalization Laws,
The House resumed voting for speak
er. Richardsoi- 75, Campbell 48, Ful
ler 21, Marshall 25, Bank* 32, Penning
ton P, Thurston 2, Howard 12, no
choice. 11th ballott— Richardson 74,
Campbell 47, Barks 37, Fuller 19, Mar
shall 26, Pennington 9, several scatter
ing. I'M) ballot—Richardson 70, Camp
bell 75, Banks 12, Fuller 19, Marshall
20, Pennington 6, several scattering.
H80 the Eogii.h ...
"I'K1""°® lr»,l
in 1796, the Eogllth Bg.ln became
The tone held by President Tsylor'a
Message in 1850, tended to check for a
while the rapid encroachmtnts of Grsat
Britain apon Central America and both
governments undertook, in view of ihe
importance to the world of the Isthmus
transit, amieably to arraogs ths ssaitsr
but it has, so Gar. bssa aasaeeasslat.
Grsat Britaia has pwssasd besanM of
NO. 43.
tug 20.W00 square miles, exclusive
Add te this the protectorate of the
Musqaito shore—extending five hand
red miles from the Roman river to the
Chirqui Lagoon, and embracing 37,000
square miles—and the result is, that
Great Britain now has practical possess
ion of about sixty thousand square miles
in Central America, or one-third of the
cativassing whole. That she intends to hold all
going on to-night. Ii is a generally nn- that she has goi, is now certain, and cir
derstood that ihe Blaek Republicans and cumstsnces are favorable to her acquist
Free Soilers will concentrate to morrow,
on Mr. Banks, of Massachusetts, num
bering together 123, and being sufficient
lo elect. The caucus of Southern Know
Nothings and National Democrats and
W higs, numbering 73, wss resolved lo
reject all fusion, with Free Soil factions,
but have no hope of defeating them.
lion of all the rest—and that, too, in
the face and eyes of the Monroe doc
trine, to say nothing of the Clay ton
Bulwer treaty.
The difficulty has been aggravated by
the expeditions of Walker and Kinney,
and this may be a pretext for further
British pretensions. But our govern
ment endeavored to arrest Walker's ex
pedition, and hating failed in that, they
have now slopped his reinforcements
from San Francisco. Wilker is now
acting in suboidinatioiv to the Nicaragua
de facto,
but will not long
bo able to retain even ibat position.—
The military enterprise of Kinney was
arrested in New York by the Govern
ment, and he is cultivating corn and cab
bsge, as a peaceful squatter,at San Juan.
Again, it is said thai Mr. Coshing has
written a very indiscreet letter to the U
nited States District Attorney in Phils
delphia, in whjch he has applied vitu
perative terms'to the British Govern
ment. It is true enough that it was not
the business of Mr. Cushing to discuss
our foreign relations irt a correspondence
with a District Attorney, was suffi
cient for him to point out what he deem
ed the District Attorney's duly he should
have left Mr. Crampton, with whom he
had nothing to do, to be handled by the
Secretary of State. But the British
Government has no eoncern with what
two law officers of the American Gov
ernmeni may say by way of parenthe
sis, whin they hsppen to writs to each
other. Mr. Cushing may have made
remarks which were indecorous, for
which there was no occasion—which
were even unjust—which, il addressed
to the British Government, might pro*
perly be regarded as insulting—yet, in
asmuch as they were not addressed to
that Government, it can take no notice
of them. It might ss wsll take notice of
a paragraph ia the Coshocton Spy, which
ii choose to regard as offensiva. An
Enpii»h journalist may put himself into
as lowering a passion as he pleases with
Mr. Cushing, if b* finds his letter in
print, but it is an affair for the journal
ists only.
1 his view of ihe eaasat af cansee sf
difference between the two countries, we
think, will show our readers pretty clear
ly that we cannot have a war yet, how
ver desirable some may think it Noth
ing has been dene on either side for
which either country can have the face
to go to war—there is no irjury which
war can heal, no insult offered for war to
ipe out. war io such s ease would be
nsked, wanton homicide, without tho
shadow of an ipology. It is not at all
strange, therefore, thai
many should think
he getting up of this sxcitemenl a mere
stockiober's trick, ot something 0! the
Haaa Hi*.—Gov. Wise, of Vs., is
improving, be repents of his rsshnsss.—
Oar readers wil! remember bis insolent
letter to the Boeton Association, and may
be surprised at hia spology for it. Ws
copy psrt ot tbst:—
1 sincerely regret this ths mart be
cause I have never yet set nry foot on
the beloved soil of my country called
New England. This has not been ow
ing to any aniagotjism on my part to
wards that favored section. Massacbu
setts, especially, I have been taught to
veoerate and cherish as the elder sister
of Virginia. When I reflect upon their
attitudes and relations in the darkness
and gloom of the night of Revolution
when 1 listen to their hails, sister to sis
ter-Virginia to Massachusetts, Massa
chusetts to Virginia—io the times that
tried men's soul—when I watch the fires
kindling on the hights of Boston, and
see Virginia going forth acroes the riv
ers, and over the land, by the sea, hsd*
iog her best beloved son by the hsnd,
drippiug blood and tears at svery step
there and back, leaving him there on post
Ihi, picture whh tb. .Z
,h,n,,/ ia
The Bri",u commands oflb.g.m.oo of tb. people .IWw..ebtiMiu lo.acS.
at the Balise seized upon the Island in
1830, but the act was subsequently, up
on tho complaint of Honduras, disavow
ed. It was again taken possession of in
1841 by Col. Alexander McDonald, Her
Majesty's Superintendent in British Hon
duras, who bauled down the flag of the
republic of Honduras and hoisted that of
Great Britain in its stead. The island
was taken by Great Britain without any
right to it, no less than fivs times, and
the last time only as late as 1852.
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Indian War—Holler'» E$cape— TVwtt*
»y Families Slain—A General Arm
The George Law brings full mforim
iion of the Indian rising, and fuller ds«
tails of Major llaller's escape.
An express reached Portland, Oct. 21,
giving, officially, the sad news Ifcol
twenty-two families had been massa
creed in Rogue River valley. Tho In
dians are three hundred strong. T110
settlers arc arming in every direction.
The first intimation thai Major Ifaller
had of the presence of Indians, was the
sound of the war-whoop. Ii was sboot
3 P. M. By sundown the Indisns hsd
been driven from the bushes. The Ma
jor lost one man killed, two mortally
and three slightly wounded. Oa Sun
day he found the Indians closing upon
him he kept (hem off by a howitzer snd
ths bayonet. But fere snd his msn wsre
without water or woed, and they had
lost fortv mules and the blankets snd
provisions. A foreed ni^hl mareb to the
Dalles was the only altamarive this was
undertaken snd successfully csrried out.
A correspondent of the Times writes:
At 2 A. M.f Major Haller's party had
reached a grove of fir timber, and here
encamped, worn out by fatigue and hun
ger. They lit camp tires as signals to
the rear party. The Indians saw vhesu
signals and understood that their prey
had flown. Shortly after day ha dis
tant plain was covsred with advancing |S
warriors, and for six or eight miles they
were engaged in a running fight, which I"
Usted a few hours. Tussday evening
Major Halter reached the Dalles, hav
ing lost five men killed, sod twenty
wounded. Capt. Russel, Lieut. Gracio
and Dr. Hammond are said to hsve dis
tinguished themselves, as brsvo, efficient
officers, and owing to the number engag
ed it is a great wonder that the whole
command wsre noi cut off. Lieut. Day 4*
who was sent to reinforce HaUer, also
returned to the Dalles.
The lodian strength ia sstimated at
from 3 !o 4000 wairiors. in terr days W
—'hat is, by Nov. 3d—some 1,500
whites wiil be in the fielc. though it io
supposed the ,war will continue a long
time. A writer says:
The Walla Wallee, the Cyusas, and
in faet all the np country tribes, have
united in this war, and sigos seem to in
dicate thst ihe eoast snd valley Indians
may combine in this general war.
The valley settlors are fearfully alatflt*
ed. At 8t. Hillers, Rainer, Forest Grove
and Hillsborough, Isrge bloek houses
have and are being baih as places of re
treat in ease of attack. Portbttd and
Oregon City have night watches, aaJ all.
up and down, are preparing to give them
plenty of powder and lead ehould they
venture into this valley.
An Express Messenges (Mr. Pearsoa)
has been dispatehsd 10 Fort Bentoa to
inform Gov. Stevens of tha hoetile move*
ments of ihe Indians and urge him 10 go
down to St. Louis instead of attempting
to make his way to tho Dallas. There
are many In the Colvilla Miacs, butfev
of them it is feared will aver reach the
settlements, as thsy must pass throogh
large hostile tribes.
Miss Psllet, the temperance lecturer,
who was euppoeed to have been mur
dered is safs. She left Waggoner an
hour before the Indian attack was made.
A, CwsTrnrrioN aaoa Ttitass 4
Ws quots from the eocsespoadenoe af
the Missouri Democrat:
"About midnight the President saidt
"Gentlemen: The Constitution baa t*
been read for ihe first time those in favor
of its passage will signify the same by
saying aye.
*Aye!' Shouted every delegate with
out sxesption, in a load and snihusisetie
'I move that the Constitution ha ttad
s second time by ile title,' said Mr
'The Constitution of Kansas.' read
the Secretary.
'Those ia favor af its passeee.' said
the President,'will signify it by swtac
sye*' —v-a
"I never saw stich a res! dramatic
scene before, as I looked st when the
President said so. Every Jelegate vol
untarily held up his band, and shouted
aye—hall rising ae he gave his vote.
'1 move thst ths Constitution be read
by its title a tlurd time, said Mr.
eoaWr.cy. .hich
"»t«)00...Ur.t».(h.t .h. r.,li„«.
my State not those of antagonism," 1
gufch forth in anguish, and ask: Why
the necessity for such assurance? Why
any antagor.i»m between these, the devot
ed patriot Stales of Hancock and Wash
ing? May God in his mercy protect
ihem* as of yore! May they over be
cemented in unison by the blood of the
Revolution! And whenerer another
night of gloom and triumph »hall come,
may they hail and cheer each other on
to victory, for civil and religious liber-
To CHARLES G. CHASK, and others* Com,
"Children," says Mrs. Grant, are
first vegetables, and then they are ani«
male, and sometisMS come to peoples"
But it is sad enough to eve how lew aow
*-4aye get beyond tho saeaad stags.
was read a third time, ad taahl
the President pot the question.
"An enthusiastic 'aye', succeeded.
'Ths Coastitutioa is adoptsd,' eaid
tbs President.
'Three cheers for the first Free Coa-I
emotion of Kansas,' said Mr. Sehuvler
of Council City.
"Every delegate and spectator imme
diately raited hie hat, aad wavmw it
the sir. gave three ttmee thite, load, loan
and hearty cbeere.
"As the sound of ths cheering disd a
way, the hour and the minute hacds of'
our watch, were pointing at XII."
Alla«brerti9«ments, handed in without havingy*
fhe nuft/fter o# insertion* marked therecn, willr^
be published till ordered oat and charged fovlL
iiir A liberal deduction made to yearly ad-m
verti-ifrs. 4
Attorneys held responsible for all Icgal^
atHertiseioents handed in by thein.
Nebraska men and
Know Nothings! there is the completion
of a work of real Popular Sofereigntv,
Say no 10 Kansas demsnding admission
into the Union, if you dare?
CaaaAaa HBAO —A New
tor, fading a eabbage-seed ia a letter
from a brother quill, waated ta heaw

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