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J,. Ill: C. Iv'Ttt. ll.l.ilhljtOI:, M.T3.
J.liT il,i.'u:,i,. Afi1)ii'iiiun. M.
TV','eh"v is siiiijied on tl: Mitso ni.
six miie. nuo .- rie inouui or liu- l':
PiKtle. or Nehr.:s!!.i river. Tiie town has
1 ren laid out on i'ii rxton,i e sc ale, with
mr i r-i iv! i
o the fu' i;re wants of tue "rent
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i Lie. .i;e Tor Soiii"'iiioj
b-;i,u'ifu!, and if il tails to become .:k!i.
it will be owing to iii",-.'iv'enee an 1 ina'.leii-
lioii lo her j.'ain ind.jatious. She hrs i
hale.l it ciIi.y feet above the hio!
citf.i V l eel auove lne no i
v.nler mark of ihe r.i.ijestir Missonri, and
mark of the majestic Missouri, au-J
ioriificJ its b.ise ajiii.1 its cr.rroich-! ..
minis ijy a ore.isi-wont ;i m.s no power
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lo scale, iitc si.e is mo most eoimn-init-ing
and beautiful we have ever s.-cn in
"sebrakka, (r elsewhere in the western !
xvorld. The view is ex!ei :-ive r.nd
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luresque. eM.brncing an ogreeiLle
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HI eeierv l.pon '.v nn ii me i.-erouei imu
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loo i w 1 I ever ji!'.'i --jiuti iii-nc"i.
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the L-'Jic n-"tneer.t x : ! -v tf t il
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jVltssoun Willi us i .riv mil: i;;y:i me i
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ji Iii.miri.il' '1 o v ci v :ovcr oi riuuie.
The Southern view, emb.-aeiitgtlie Pappi!-
lion and PI: fe w.hies with tlieir vviM and I
ttr-auliful sccr.tr-, r.iTorcs a landscape of j
'.lili.' UV t nriv. Oil l llir :
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'o,e hindseriie presented lo view, naluir
I. at lav ished i s charms with unsparing
jiiofusion. We trust tJ. at in addition to
and that l.er v. i'ds will soon be covered by
liiniHiieraLie moiiumci.ts of industry, taste,
We triij' that the Boiitudj ihat hi s i.
ici.g pervade.' our magnificent valiits and
jri.ii iej, v. i'! ko'.ii be inv.'.ded and broken
ly the tr .mp of the Iron-hcrae, ts lie
lining and goes upon his ruppid erruud
t.f temmcrce iiid fiiendihip from ocean
to ccean. It ii no chimera of ours,
thai xve nre soon to be favored v itii the
immense ndvaiitrges wl ich the great in
x'liuLin cf lnu'.lern times is t'e!inej to
tflbrd the jfo;ile of Nebra'ka.
(hxr lrnnwle(!gr of the views of prac
tical rcil-road men, e::-j:.ged in bringing
fori!, the gn si Paelilu railway project;
lead us to the conclusion that, The Vlallt
i'ul'ry will be the route selected for this
jiurpoe, cir;d thtd JW.evicw w ill he a link
in th cxtenl-'d chain that connects the
Atlantic wilh the Pacific.
Wc hope our readers wilt hear in mind
that they have an i.nflaeriec tint will tend
to i-.ii'ke f lie event we h :vep: ken of sure
if i.S.ll Lilly aial whsfdy appIioJ. Let it,
Irtj einp'oyed then, with a zeal commensu
rate Willi ihv." importance of the end to be
p?inei!, i.nd iis r. compli jhi.ielit will be
Pilot IiiL.vMi). Pint Island is situa
ted in the Missouri rivrr, between Uclie
xiew and S'. Maty, 'i'nis island dciiies
it r.i-m from ti e s camboat "Pih.t,"
v. hie!; iiiiki: hlie t:i a voyage to the
Vi ilow stone, in lCv i, h.-d to itsfoima
tiou. Tlie is!a.iid i about three miles in
length, and over a mile in breadth, a large
jior'.ion cf v. hh'.i is dc:;; t!y eovcrtd wilh
j oimg co'.ion wo jd iiuibi r aomecf which
i eighteen inches in ciarritter. Several
( !i.ims have already b n taken up hy cn
1erj. rising choppers, ho art now ready
lo inihisli wood r.nd tieib-r to crdr.
Mimsjal Izahi.i. Via had the favor
cf a call from this gentleman a few days
since. The Marshal is gciii!ein..ii'y in
his deportmen , highly social, rfiLbleand
generous, i.i upj :ais to take a lively
intere,t iti wiiatever i-rla'ei to hu welfare
.s act: a. iiii t
frontier life, nil !.. c.;.ii to cnler heart
and hand into iht; nrgani xation and sittle
iiient i f lies i oiin'ry. t i..ve 'i-jusoit to
he lh.ii.kfii', 'diiit a nv-ju ko well adapted tj
n.ew.n.soi in.; . r. , r.orv , t.kes so ,ive-
ly an interest in iU wt-iure. Wa under-1
stand the Mar.lul i wnt .:i h., to be lib-1
sent on impor: at.t Lusim-s a few weeks.)
So'.v. Thiow-n uo'.v s'ur!ii cr, !
Si. io-iV wei li. m l : t.i.i'.r.tt ii:- vve-t .f f
4:i:.,.Viia f, M 1. j
i -SV r-r-
! risronr of tmr,;iEv.
i' h'iii'w was isi e-t to- an fvinonv-f
-;.c.!!'i.'n under the ' u,n;l of (' ,!,t.
' L-wis i.nj Clark, id' th t't.ited Sintc-s
' Army, as ;-.rly as the rear l?(Ol. This
' tivpo.ii-i 'it was rnl out to explore the '. nst
rv K'i!c between ihe M - -
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i tl oi'f.ii;, tin h r the
'.'ir eiiuiol Provident defers. in.
Tncs-. gentlemen were so highly pleased
wi.li luiatioti anil set ncry ot litis
pb;o in ii primitive day, lifty scars ego.
that they four In, led to luilt for a few davs
I'or tin- j!rj:.sc of cxli'iiding their ohser-
i v.-ilio'.is. Hint oi' hihlin ii counsel ilh the
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i J1's",,r' '"'"'"'is. (hen Iivif" iinir this
j r aef. lulhnytar 1805. a w cuKliv Span-
I1""1 ltiiK'fnaii t'V II. e name ol Maiiue;
Lesa, in (vnijmny w ith nn exploring par,y;
! Vt'eil this t.h.ie. and as he nsrei.ilr,! ll
j elevation near vhtie the tow n is now lo-
Cited, and g'aneed (.ver the hmdsi ape, he
e'elaimed : " M!l'iuw ! '" i. c. heall
' ifti! iew. Tliis gentleman !if!cr reiiiam-
ii. g o l'eiv days, hetatne so delighled wilh
the country that lie coiicludi il to build
I'.im.'.r a lio:is?, at id m.ike his stay pcr-tr-w.cn'..
S.iiiii fur tins (iin the Amiirlcin Fur
Company consisiingof John J;:cuh Ast-.ir.
of New York, Pierre Chouteau, and oth
ers of St. Litii. rsiah!ihlied n trading
o Post at this blare t wliieli lias fheeii kftil
., r . . ,, . , .
. up n om tiiat liny to tins, and is now m
i ,i i . i , r " i n a w ,
! ti c IiatnJs of Co!. J . A. S.nrv. a man of
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. 1 it ic! in i la o iC inerrv winch mi.-i i v
r- 1 -
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. I.med wil l reinarUr. I, e s irrw !i 1
; ,erc -trance, has tn.-.lled him to triumj'h
. over the priv ation and hardships that beset
, 'he life of nn early pioneer, and to over-
come the obstacles that interpose ihem-
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innisg the (hlu-rent Indian nations, on bolh
i c: i . r.i t t xr . ,,
I sales o; the u'ltky .vloiintaim, ami become
intimate'. y r.i (piainttd with Indian charac
ter and custom, and acquired an influence.
lover Indian tribes, seldom enualed hv
j while men since tlie d:iv nf Wil'Itim
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' Jtpr 18 ,!le Cmted States
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''ov eminent cst;.biished an Indian Atncv
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-vt tLis p.jce. ktv'.ed (liw "Council Uliit!
' Indian Agency," which is still continued.
The present inc-umbent of the office, .Mai
jecigc- jjepiitr, js now ausent on a visit
to the low ay river co ,ntry, seeking a lo
cation for the fe'.iiemeijt of the Oin iha
Italians. I,i tt.e year 1815, the Uev.
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.........i.i. , i..iaciii.i. L.1IUC kll
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. . . . . .v.. ..... jiii n'au ,t aiaijiiai
ir.g a Mission, for the Otoe and Oinulu:
Indians. Mr. MeKlnncy came into tl.c
country Leiore any provision whatever
had been made for the accommodation o.
a mission family. At first he could get
no other aecommod.uions than such as an
open jiorch belonging to the Agency
house i-llonled. After having settled his
family in the porcli, Mr. Mtk'inncy pro
ceeded to build a small log house, tbo.H
12 Ly 21 feel, where he lived the first
wirier after his arrival. In tlie fiimmer
of 1 S-17, Hon. Waller I.owry, Stcretary
of the Pieslylcrian I',oard of Foreign
Missions, c; me lo see tjic couiitry and to
acquaint himself with the character and
wan'3 cf the Indians. Their condition
excited his sympathy, i.nd finding a mis
sionary already on the ground, concluded
to adopt the mission, and accordingly gave
orders for the ereelioii of a building suf
fkent large to accommodate seventy -five
sehullars w i'.h the teachers and families
belonging to the institution. This mis
sion is still in opperation, nn l under the
clurge of r.n experienced r..isiuiiary, the
Uev. Win. Hamilton, formerly of the
! lown Mission.
Arrival or J)n. II. V, Haydis.
This gentleman arrived at. this place along
wilh the express from Fort Pierre, on
Friday last. J)r. Ilayden has Itcn en
g;ged m ixphiriitg ilut interesiing por
hoii of Nebraska for several months past.
He has co'eoed a valuable cabinet oT
Mil erulwgic.d, Ikjtanic-.il and Zoological
specimens -embracing a great variety of
minerals, earihs, pLnts, fosils, insects,
reptiles, Ike.. &c.
Ka nsas. In regard to the rharscttr of
the immigration which has already reach
ed Kansas, the Kans-.s Iler-ild cf the iiU.h
u!t., s.iys: "A m. joriiy cf our p-,:ilation
up to this time are from Missouri, though
tluir pre'iondc-reiK-e is fast diminishii g by
iht i.rrival of people from other States.
Ferinsv lvai.ii.ns are probably next in num
bers. The immigrction from Massachu
setts, New Vcrk, Illinois and Iowa, is ve
ry great. Indiana and Ohio are also re
prestnltd. The population from Ken
1 llehy, Tennessee, Yirgi:;i, and other
Southern fltates is very limiied. A few
from ArkuiiS; s aie settled in ihe south
casttrii pari of the Territory."
lion. Jolin Cuihcun, Smvrvur (1
of k,.,,. s U1,.j N(braska, came up en
Timrsd.-.v n tl.d fienon. .He will he
welcomed bv a host of friends of the
'f i rrilory. Ve hf ! tut f.v minutes
c inveriiaiioii v.sih him, and tl.J not le'rn
any Inn g as to h; tr.ovf me:.'
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urrtii :i9toniu Indians.
We gi'ler from Dr. Harden lh.il lhr
I Mate of rfT.urs on (lie l'piT Missouii. is
1 any'ltiri I sit pleasant, ami is likely to bc-
'come ni'ich worse. Th" lJ..tc-kr--l h.-vc
bad scv of. I riig-.gcments. with the Crows
j '! iri :i: tl;p pnst s'liuiiHT. i.n-i are s.ill
war. A 1 ..rge number have lent killed
n both sides the Crows ure desirous of
obtaining pciu c.
The Sioux hilled one AsMtieboin at Ft.
Union in September, and drove the tra
ders into the Fort. The -A SMiicb ii;is
ill e desirous ot pi arc. ;.ml I gl.t only in
self-defence. About ilie liiirtl ul richer,
tl.c Sioux met a small party of Grosv.cn
Ircs coming in from tlie pi. mis mar ihr
liig Lend of the Missouii. whom tiny i.t-
kt'1 uml routed kiiiinej three nu n ut.J
i f'l'ty hoi SCS.
Tiic Grosventres ure disirousof i.hiil
lug by the terms of the Foil J,;ira'ni
treiiiv. but cannot lin.lrr fciicdi Inatioent i s
;hry have recently vx peril need ihey ire
in for what is right on the part of the ( Jov-eninun'-,
iiii l will nut ee.'.sc to m.tkt war
ujion it until it ii granted by their Great
Fiitiicr, the President.
About the tenth of (Jetobcr, Co!. A.J.
Vaughn of the Sioux Agency, met a cont-
p -iny of ihe Vanctons, a hand of tiie
Sioux, near the niouMi of (.lannoit Ikill
liver on the MisKoiiii, Mid presented
tin in si;h a box cl' toLht eo, a keg of
powder, loge'her will n considerable
.mount cf sugi.r, cjflee, vVe.
brief talk with the Chiefs, one of the
head men jumped up v ith his Iravcs, and
in a haughty and disdainful manner threw
tobacco, icwder and all into the Missouri
river, and shot into ihe. jinvvder i.nd
sunk it. Tiie affair exeitd a great deal
of fear on the. port of the Agent and his
, It'l .- .., r
i comrades, inc Sioux tv iuciiuy maniltil
a disposition to reject all existing obliga
tion on their part towards the Govern
ment, and lo assume an altitude of hostili
ty towards our people and the Govern
ment. Serious fears are entertained at
Fort Pierre that there will be much trou
ble with the Indians this winter, on ac
count of the late difficulties at Fort Lar
amie wtite.'s, lias resuiteil in arou ti e
war spirit to a pilch seldom g.uneJ. The
very existence of the Forts on tlie ujiper
Missouri is seriously menaced. Numer
ous indigni'ie hsve idreatiy bun suffered
on the pari of thr traders, who have re
ceived inrtatnings which sl.ou'd exti'e
Ihe immediate notice of tlie (Jov ci nment.
How loiiy will Gov riiment put up w ilh
outrages and indignities such as have been
exhibi'cd throughout l!ie Indu.u eoiitliry
I..- jt.:i ywr
Tor the l'i i!..iliwm.
SSBSi-SKl OHGANIZATIOS 0CT6IEE IS
TLVAliCii. Mk. Foitof: li hi been rumored i:;
some of the j tivale in ! s below, that
some of the leaders of the Ai.'i-Ucnuni
parly cf Missouri, held a cm. us in the
lown of Susannah, on tiie nipht of the
'M h ult., and thin and there ileti rniined
lo end immeiliulely lo Nebraska one ol
iheir nr.mi.er, lo run as candidate for del
egate lo Congress. A we arc Mii.cw hit
in the dark as to the object c. this move
ment, we w-jiud moiii res; fctfuliy call
uioii the "Seniiiiel" to enlighten us ami
ihe people of the Ttrri!Ty on the sub
ject. Ho the people of that country, tno"
particularly ihat pariy, intend to assume
ihe gi.ardiunship ever lis j Ho they sup
pose that w e have l.o ci.e of the right po
litical cast lo r present us in Corgreis!'
Can my friend of the "S-n;iuel" give us
any light' Let us knew as an ittn.
which side ot ihe Nebraska river this
new luminary is to hail bum. and lis rea
Sons ihei ilor. Vm wiil be under partic
ular obligations fur any and all the neviS
upon this j.oint. A S(tL'ATTLll.
It is a matter to be regretlej that joli
ticians in ether Stalls, should seek to in
terfere with the jcople of Nebraska.
We believe our people are capable of tak
ing cure of themselvis, and there is no
necessi'y of importing mi n lo represen,
ihim ia the CHl.u of the I'ni'ed
Stale. The ciii!iiid..tv: should be one of
the j.eoplf a man thoroughly acquainted
with the interests to bo represented and
a man of the people's choice. We bene
our friend of ihe Scirii tl vv.U enii "'..ten
ut upon the subject w hi. Ii 'A Squatter"
is seeking lo unravel.
Abbivai s. Col. James M. Gatewood
has arrived after an absence of several
wei kt on a visit to his funi'y in Missouri,
much improved in health and spirits.
We htve also Li eu favored widi a call
from th Hon. Judge I kwood, aud U.
B. Chajimm, from Ohio.
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monthly sheet of the largest dimensions
iid fi'led with the choicest reading. J.
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and Spruce S reet, Ne York; 25 ce Wi
per annum. Each number is worth that
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a LrgK double column monthly M. gnzine,
f.lled with exciih'cnt rending mailer. J.
M. Ihnerson iSt Co., publisher, New York,
pi ice $'1,00 per annum.
n Candiuatr! for ailiee cauiiave their
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V'or the 1'alliii! iiim. "j
TUB CASCACFI CW TI'E COLCKEIA.
Ms. F.iiiiok;--Vmk ouv er,on the north
side of the Columbia river, is one of ho
h.'.ndsnmi ft ttwnnites, in Wushiitin
j Territory, '1 ho ground lisrs grsdu dlv
i back, nearly fl mile, to n low hilMike de.
va'.i'tn, r"tn w huli tht sprc'ator has a oe
jlilitful view of the whole tow u, the Cn
llumSia river, the Willamette alley, and
vf the Cusrade Ilangr; wilh Mt. Hood
I eiivehipcd in snow, in l!ie distan e.
Above Yanooiivrr, there is a number of
hntj'lMimely located claims on both side of
'lie river, which is here, about one mile
in width, with low hills on Cadi shore.
These hills gradually become higher, as
you ascend the liver, and at last lermi
lin'e in mountains, eonuccline themselves
with tlie Cascade K.u,ge. About twenty
five mi!i s ahov e Yam ottvrr, s'ands n sin
eu'ar sugar-loaf shapi d rock, some seven
ty ferl high, and known t.s Cape Horn.
i It is located in tlie edge of the water, on
the north side, (the river making a sort of
1 end round il.) and renders the navign
tion of the rivir both dilhru.'t and danger
ous, on account of the easy access of ihe
winds fr. in scv end different point. The
hdis, on both sides of the river, from Cape
Horn upward, ho:n tip in ninunlain
like proportions and the beautiful. grand,
and sublime cascade scenery, may here be
said, to commence. From Cape Horn,
ihe river becomes much contracted in
width, flowing bet ween mountains from
(en to twelve hundred feet high, and run
ning abruptly down 0 the river. These
mountains a). pear to form one continuous
chain, cnu aie hut one succession of jmint
ed and ridgd summits, covered most of
tlie year with snow. I.i most instances,
they are heavily timbered with fir, and
other kinds of pine. Occasionally, the
timber is more sparsely distributed, Ihe
solitary firs standing, like giant sentinels
upon the rrmparls of some huge fortifica-
ion. Among these mountains, there are
many beautiful rascades, (or water-falls,)
from which, doubtless, the mountains take
their name. Some of these Cascades are
splendid beyond discriplion, the water
falling from ten, to two hundred feet i-i-r-
pendicularly, and the itcks, which are
strewn around in wild profusion, are cov
ered with a green moss, while from the
crevices between them, the Pine end Ce
dar shoot forth, stretching out tiirir green
arms, over the waters in the river below.
The number of falls in this lnoun'ain re
gion, (a distance of near ten miles) nroba-
exeeeds thirty, the incessant musir, of
which, ai.'iJeJ to the gentle sighing of the
wind, through these h.fly hitis, wmili
form no inappropriate rcquitim for the de
parted hero. Twenty-five miles above the
Cape, is iho cxireme head of tide-vv iter.
here the mountains have widened out a
tittle, and the Great Unpidi or Cascades
of the Columbia begin. Several houses
are located at this point, and a rude rail
road has been constructed along lbs side
of the mountain, from the. lower to the
upper end of the rapids. Over this road,
ihe goods destined for the consumption ol
Middle Oregon, arc transported; to be rc
shipped in boats to the Dulles, fiHy miles
above. One mile abovo the foot of the
rapids, is an Indian grave-yard of consid
erable extent, King just on the eJje of
Ihe river bank, which is about fifty feet
auove the water level of the river. Thr
methcl of burial pppenrs different from
ihat adopted by many other tribes, and
consists in depositing ihe corjis in a hut,
bunt l.y orivirg four corner poles in the
ground and tying cross-pieces around
with widow-withs; boards are then set up
right around, the lops being ftstencdto
ihe cross-pieces. Poltx and boards are
also laid over the (ops, and the whole is
then covered Willi earth. There is an
opening at one end. into which, a board is
rudely fitted for a door. The corps of
ihe Indian, wrapped in a IhifLlo Uube,
and lied up carefully wilh a skin string,
is suspended horizontally from the poles
over the top, about four feet from the
ground. There wi.s only one f these
huts standing, r.I'hough, this appears to
have been an extensive burial piiace, from
he great number of skulls and Loses ly
ing around. All ihe other huts, have rot
ted do vvn, leaving the hones of the Indians
so buried, exjiosed to xitw. The skulls
rt these Indians, appear remarkably .fmall,
although, the skeletons indicate them to be
full grown men. Taking up a skull, the
soliloquy of Hamlet, involuntary suggest
ed itself, the eye socket are wide apart,
mouth large, chin pointed, nose small,
with high cheek bones, forehead receding
back immediately from above the eyes,
and averaging about four and a half inches
in diameter. I have since lerrned, that
this burying ground, was itipjosed lo be
the scene of iome sanguinary conflict, in
"Time whereof, the memory of man run
neth not to the contrary." The portage
on the Urailroad is one and a qt.aiter mile,
L'it the Raj.ids continue near f nil miles;
and the fall of the river in ih t distance,
is about seventy-five feet. This whole
eascado or fall, consists only, of a tre
mendous rr.pid, formed, accoriing to In
dian tradition, by the falling js b( wriilt
was once a natural bridge, ronseeting ihe
points, of two ruouutii.s, whin now p-
pro.udi each other very Hourly, leading
only a narrow gap for the river lo pass
through. The present appearance of the
rapids, rather strengthens the above tra
dition, as the water pusics over immense
boulders of s'one, that seem to have nn
connexion wi ll the river bottom.
Great quantities of petrified w oo l arc
to be found here, and the ba k ws'.er,
formed by the duming up, of the river al
the rapids. I. as spread over, submerged
and petrified, n considerable number of
trees; w hole logs may be found complete
ly thanked to s':tie, and stumps still stand
ing, many of which are entirely petrified,
whilo in others, the process of p-itrifie-timi
spperus unfinished, extending one.
two and three or more inches from tre
outside inward. I raw here, a piece of
pine, about six incheslong, three w ide and
one 1 hick , consisting of sap and heart,
about equally divided, and as clear al
most, i s glass, having been changed to a
t I ... 4 - ' 9 i i- f
:o;ni stone, -x jireoi pcuineu log.
j about eighteen inches square, had been
I rntleil on 114 n be aiI.M one for 11 nliihl'e
crave, at the upper end of the rapids.
From the cascades east, the mountains
gradually break away into high hills, with
more rounded summits covered wilh grass,
and containing much less timber. Thers
are many beautiful locations between the
Cascades and the Dalles, but as yet, the
hand of the husbandman has not touched
this country, but the same native wildness
that e xisted when the Globe was first or
dered into being, now greets the eye.
Kor the I'all.vluim.'
I i.oblkc n OrroiiTr. )
Moi'TH Plaitk iUvxR, Nov. . j
Ma. KnnoR Sir: Having noticed in
your paper, that you take an interest in
the egricultnr.il production of Western
Iowa, I trke the liberty to addrcis you
on this subject. 1 jilmitcd one bill of
Squashes, in which I jiut three seeds on1)-.
This hill produced upwards of thirty
Squashes they were not the largest kind,
averaging about twenty pounds each. I
had the curiosity to measure the vim s
upon which they grew the result or
which wi s, a Jet;; h oi ilM feel. T.ir
hill was planted in the i pen prairie winch
had never been plowed. The meihod of
planting consisted in simply diging a
hole in the earth and depositing the seed.
I think it probable if the Missouri river j
had been out of the way and the season
long enough, the nno that run towards the 1
scv.ing sun would have reached the Pacific
ocean long heforo I'nele Sam's Uail-ro.id,
or Til.-gra phie lines do.
"iri, p,!r fully .
P. S. I have riscd totnu of the lur
gtst yellow Corn 1 ever saw, the ear
wtighii.g one and one fourth of a putm.
cacti. j. c.
W e are happy to have it in our jiower
to tell the slory of a hill of " ater-meloiu,
raised in Nebraska this season, by I. II.
Helmet, Esq., of Ihdlcvicw. Mr. Ien
nefs hill o? watcr-ini Ions was not plant
ed ot all but sjirung up of its own ac
cord, in his garden, it consisted of only a
single v inc. which sent out its branches
in all direction. The vine produced eight
melons, the largest of which weighed n
fraction over forty pounds; the second,
ihirly-ctven and a half; the smallest of
the six weighed over twenty pounds; tne
remaining varied from twen'y-oneto thir
ty jioiinds. Unfortunately llc vine was
not measured. We think, however, that
it would compare favorably in this re
spect, with neighbor Clark'i Squash
XEJIAISI 07 SIS JOHJf FRANKLI5.
A dispatch from Dr. McUae, dated at
York Factory on the 4th of August has
been received by the Governor of ihe
Hudson Bay Territory, narrating the dis
covery of the remains of Sir John Frank
lin and bis unfortunate company. It i
stated they were starved to death in the
spring of 1S50, to the northwest of Fox
river. This information derived from tht
F.squimaux, who hr.d communicated to
the w hites. No doubt is left to the Iru.h
of the report, is ihe lutivcs had in their
possession various ar'.itla of European
manufacture. Among these tre silver
spoons and forks, &.C., on which is engrav
ed Sir John Franklin, K. C. B.
How sadly will this news fall upon the
hearts of the whole British nation and of
humanity everywhere ! The memory of
lh gallant Admiral and hi heroic wif
wili be rherished alike in after years, and
live in jierennial freshness. What science
hat lost in bis death cannot be estimated,
but what the woild has gained in a sub
lime example can bu nure tsiiy apjirecia
ed. Misn-siit Nvy Yabd. Orders have
been issued by Secretary Dobbin, or the
Navy Department, to the commander of
the Navy Yard at Memphis, to sell all the
property belonging to in yard al public
auction, after giving three wtcks notice
ot sale. i
f'mTm li.lf viclr.re- i t ll lll-J -
j vi aiiicfj po W
trs over lh Russians, I urns out lo be
nothing but s grand hosts, jot up bj pCC-
DELU7IKW CLAIM TlTIlvO,
At ihe regular meeting of the Belle
view Settlers' Club, held at ftellevirvr tut
Saturday, October k'M S,
On motion t
llrholvei, That the Limits of this As
sociation extend lo the Piatt liver on th
South; the Missouri on the Fist Narth
to the South line of the Omaha City Din
trict, as heratoforc A: fined by themselves;
running West fifteen miles from thsj Mis
souri river and thence South totho Tittle
Rrt'ihri!, That Slejdien Decatur, Km
uel Alice and William Gilmour, be, tuj
arc hereby, appointed a Committee to Lo
cate our Northern Limits.
Jltsottrd, That all Claimant ehall Reg.
isler their Claims within thirty dy from
this dale; and, all Claims heraaftur ia ii
within thirty days from the lime of utak
ing and in case of failure, sii.l Claims
shall be deemed Yacaut, and liable to le
laken by any jierson intit!c4 to hold a
Jl'solvt, That a special meeting of thr
Society be held at Bcllevicw on Saturday,
November 1 1 , at 10 o'chx-k, a. m.
lltsolvtd, That this Association will
protect the widow Thompson it the Claim
made by her deceased husband. I'ruvi
ded, she complies wilh th ru!es thi
THE KHOW KOTHISO.
The "merieon Crusadtr," tt Benton,
organ of the Native American Secret E
eielies of (hat city pub'inhe th follow
ing, as the cri ed of those wilh whom it
Repeal nf a!! Na'.ura'iststiin Law.
None but Native Americans for of-
A Pure American Ccramna Bokwsl
4. War to ihe hilt on Romanism.
5. Opposition first and last, to the for
mation of Military Companies rvsnpovvd
(J. The advocacy of a sound, healthy
and safe Nationality.
7. Hostility to all rpnl ir.fhlf nees, i
whatever form, and whatever name.
8. American institutions and Asieri
9. -Morn stringent and f?eeir Emi
10. The simplest protection 1 Pre'sw
11. The doctrines of the revered
Washington pnd Ids compatriots.
12. The sending back of all Foreign
Piiiipi rs landed on our shores.
13. The formation of Social jet ( pro
tect all American interest.
1 I. Eternal enmity to all who attoiv;
to carry out the principle of a fr'H
Church or State.
15. Ojr Country, our wheie Onntry,
and nothing hut our emmtry.
lLi. And finally, American Lswt tnd
Am. i i can Legialalion, anil death ! all
foreign influent rs, whether in high pU
or 1 jW.
Dr.ATii t.i- SVi. S. MiKii, I4.
Tin-Si. Louis Democrat, of the 1 7 di con
tains an announcement of the deaih Vf m
S. McKee, fur some lime, the associat
editor of that paper. Mr. MiKe was
young man of fine latent, a gvod wrilJV
and highly esteemed by all who knv
him. 217" The man who im.igiast himstif
wise, bcciusc he has dstected torn typo
graphical errors in a newspaper, hat gntio
east to get a perpendicular viw of a
Women, it is said, hare more
strength in their looks, than we bar in
our laws, and more power in their tours,
than we have in our arguments.
23 Immense quanliiie of grain tni
flour are received tkily at Buffalo, fro
TJ" I' it estimated" that .f 2.500 000 ar
annually spent in New York city for thr
71?" The Si, Louii Democrat ettisaatt
that within on year from thisthtte, tkar '
will be one hundred thousand popl iu
Kansas, w hich will entitle lh Territory
to admission at State.
Foa NrraissA. A parly of 32 wa,
and two men, from Maryland, preridisl
with hunting implement, bound f.r Ne
braska, passed over the Orang R. R.
Tuesday. They wer to b joind by
another party at Culpeppr Court Haut,
for the tame place. I toward Gssetl.
iJlJrx-aiJt.-.-. , ; . . . j. . ! ivrv. r : -r-
At th Otoe anJOintka Mission, at
by Ihe kr. V,'iH. Hmi!ton. Mr. S- .t.
Poxmarisii), nf III art City, to M Mast
D. H.vtch, of llillcTieve.
Two distinct xisttucet wart thus inas;4
in one, siM trs lobe on iu lb enjojwMit f
life's blvst'.ngi tnd in bttriug its Surjeds
niakiiig life doubly blt, by s.hlinj te b tt4
diuiinithii: j th other. Wa congratulate our
trlvea upon bavin; baen rnojberi ea tk.t
iiiUrtfling occion. Wa with oar u.trri4
frinuli Try ciijoycieiit thut state it ctleulttaJ
to Irstow, and that liqiineit Uity ha fount
aiu.;'!4 in every putbvray of thai futurt hf-
JiT" We ar autburiiaJ to tnnoiinr H4'T
0. Johnson, I'.il , of Ointht, a d'eawt'tc
ctndidita for ddff:at to Onpm. Mr- Jflha
smi it ena ef tht )irnrrt, tni Is wtllkawta
t 1 ss fj!f NahttiVt.
iMuieratt csarl!y it ll