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V. P.. Pi'n-rr. Tribute V-i- 1i;.-, . M. jv. I
linro'i. 110 Niin irert. W. II. McDonald .
1'2 "asu i ytr.f t, ,VW Yore Cuv.
C 1 'ierce. t. IV. Carr, Ciaiefc Co., riiiia- I
W. S. S;vy.nm-, C.ene-al Newspaper Agent.
i on iV. AN iniams, Council EluiTs,
A. D. J-'.". T. M.. Omalm Citv, ,Nebra;i.
It. M. H. CIitV. NVnka Ccme.
H. Ii. J.-r.i.son. C"-,., 11. Calbou... XMtra'ka.
J. C. M.tchell Co., AV'ititcr garters, Xe-
P. !..r . I,o:r Fork, JCrT!H.
Maj. H. I'. lew. ,!.! kVn C tv.Nebr.viia.
Lt. Garnet. I'. S. A., Commander at Tort
IX Hrr.i). V. S. A., Commander at Tort
C. M., Mount labor, Fremont Co., love.
Col. Ti n. Farmer. Mo Kite's- Grove, Iowa.
fr,ioii A. C'-pp, n.itlii.f:onf Iowa.
YViMi;-m f.rciDr. F q.. Cedar R iritis, Iowa.
'o Mns'er, I ort lie .Mome, Iowa.
Augustus H .ll. F.q . Kr.iqni, lo.va.
He:.. A.C. Pclec, liiil iiiijtoii. Irwa.
Hon. Thomas luvwi., Mnrvi'l. Ohio.
I. II. Fennel fq.. 1 . ll.MtH, .NiMasU.
Writ, Tabor, Iowa,
il. I'. Fennel, Glenwooil, Iowa.
13. Tzsrliiirk, Si. M.nv, Iowa.
M. F. Ilolligter. (Mliivta. III.
Silas Titus, f-'jracufr. N. V.
John C. Kr.cd, Ccmuiington, Mass.
tlifl llai ii ail , F.., J,i,i ihnii.pton, Mass.
COLltCTIOS OF rC6EU8 AKD KISERAtg.
We metilioneil in our List number, Unit
n sm'l. I ut inttr.'s in i:ullpctiin of llu
Miner -iN aid j.-clrific;.:...!. of li.is ttriilo
rj . hud l.ecii tni-'Jo, rnj were liein itrifng
ti in the room ailjuining the Printing Oi'
fice of (he Pj!i.,dimn. Aij. th.il tlic in
tention was, that it should form tha n'iclcn s
cf a Territori.il Museum. Tiie import
Mire of such a movement, in o obvious,
that every in'rlli;ciit man will reaJily see
its l.e.-iring on the fnlure prosper! v of the
the lert itory, a:ul there Tore, we will only
briefly supst a few of tiiebjndis nris
if.g from it, and point out soiin? o the best
nienns for increasing ii.
No ore can isit the inagn.ficent collee
lions in Natural History, in the Museums
of Boston, in ihe Suite Gtolofrieal Iloms,
ot Albany, New York; in the Philadelphia
Academy ofNa'iir.d Sciences, p.nd ino'.h--r
places, except wiili f.ieiings of the
deepest interest rnd reat pri fir. Vet,
r.U these collections were formed at a very
ar!y day, from small beginnings, s.n.l
through the industry and enterprises cT a
few individuals. At first, a few miner
als from the States in which they are lo
cated, were brnuzhl together; then come
Stale appropriations for inoie compile
collections, which were also added, an 1
now. they contain not only a representa
tion in miniature is it were, of the resour
resof ei ch S:alp. but thousands or valua
ble minerals, &.c., frcin all the counirii
of the globe.
These Institutions, are row considered,
M they should be, the cry brightest or
naments of our ccun'ry. A beginning has
idso been made in Nebraska, and by a
little well dii ected eflbrt, this may be sleadi
ly increi'sed, until we shall have a collec
tion, wliiili will fairly represent ths pco-
r.otnical resources of the territory, f.s well
f ihose of a more j.urcly scientific future.
e contend, 1 J at nothing will more strong
Jy conduce o the rupid settlrrnei.l of the
cninfry, than such a movement. This
hould be no sectional matter, but one, thai
should, to n grerjer or If ss extent, inter
rst all, mid wherever the G.piiol shall be
jrmaneiitly locaied, there the museum
should be located also.
In examining claims, in surveying and
cultivating thim, many, and various kim's
of minerals, end of great interest, will be
found, which should Lecarcful'v preserv
ed, ami thtir locality rein inbeied. In
(Urrjiiig ti e numerous Luis of limestcr.e,
in which Nebratka is very rich, thousands
of beautiful shells will be found, frag
ments of fifches, mch as jp.ws, teeth, Sec.
These v ill be cf muth vtdue, md khoud
he carefully preserved, tnd wrajped in
p; pcr, to j rev i.t rubbii'g. In investiza.
lions for coul, lom.y coal-plants will be
found in the shell above the Coal. Beau
tiful jinprrssiors of Ferns, as perfect rs
ifpvetsed within the leaves of a lady's
htrborivni calamtht. Sigil'aria end its
rots, &c, spt cliiieiis of the various kinds
of useful minerals that mny be found, as
conl, iron, lead, copppr, &c., should be
labtled and sent to the collec'ion, to '.hat
visitors to this country, in: y have i.u op
portunl'y to judge of (lie mineral wealth
of the Ttnitory. The beautiful valley
of ti e TLtie. will yet be frund, lo be ex
i i "tdinly rich in mineral resources; exten
live lei ils of bo'li bi'uniinctis and canncl
coal, will be found, as well as iron, lead
There is another point, lo which we wish
j.artttiiUrly to call jour attention, r.ndlhat
is, the tanlul preservation of all m; mm.i
lion fossil that mDy be found. They im.y
i eer be lI i.ny immediate peciinu.ry gain
lo any one, but will he cf test imjiortaucp,
idiould li e N-iiral History of t!:e Ttrri
(ry b fully divil. ped. Turn themculli
ol the Omjtp. (o the extr. mo Northern
Ixiui'ulxry of Nebruskn, thpte bones are
found 'o a prertcr or hss cxti nt, and of
the highest in'eresl. rtfhra, ptw s and
teeth, are found in the greatest perfection,
hkI in srr.e j,ortiot:s, very t-lundanily.
Ahrj 'hr Fl.t ;te. ml Su h of :.t river, 1
'he Loirs of iV M s'o.'.m 1inv n'. reads
been tlcovoi-oe!, til'd -n,tv o'i crs ir,;iv I P
t f. iiTi'i. r mn.on'v on the Lor's c.f s rrrms.
Along ll c b: riKs mk! 1 eds rf all s'rr;-m.
1 1 'nil trpr.suros of fossil LoMcS may be lonk
j ed for; iilsii, in all mvc, pn'-b igs. idluv i
al soil, tni.rl-ji, fissures in ro.ks, &.e.
T' e wonderful r.-gion tt the M.mvrUo
trrres, rivn's cen tl.r ppip'oraicl r.-iiislM-finintlic
I'Pim'y, variciy i.inl uliiiiu!;.! . r
o!' i;s vcrttlralc ft-.sils. i-r.il tlio iitikncw-i;
n'ci.m c.f i!,p k HilU. will fnmisli
irisn y thirg- run ntid valuable. W'v liopr
tlip uticnUi n if nil settlors, w ill l.c Juri .l
lo lie ircsTVii'i.in of llif sr nl jivts, ; nlhr
ln.-y lii'vp rj jKTiui.i'y mkI ilu-ir M.ini- ii
a Sinir I'liixef iM , w l encvi r it mnv ! e?-
tiibiiilitJ, will be rt'iuhly seen.
COU.VCIL BLUFFS BTJGtE.
Th B.ile is certainly a very iu i.v ,if
f .ir disarerab!e to be sure, but no' v rv
m'tcli to be feared, i's editor 1 ein one of
the most nl .lir-ipg eenMnntii wc know of. i
Its c jvici'.y to do harm is exceedingly
small in comparison with what mihl be
expected if we were to judge by the
amount of noise and smoke emitted in i'.s
ppppralions, w hllc in the act of dclemlii p
iW i'ricn Is. nn 1 meeiincr out rctril.'i ion to
its foes. Wo are treated to the following
sharp t iiic for haiig '-menaced" the
" Tlir Nl Bit ASK t Pl tAMVM ( BrLt.r-
vitw.) Seems lo think thai Nebraska
Governors are in;id of such poor s'ull
( lint they can be coerced, or intimid.ded by
its miserable mer.aces. But we arc ol
opinion he i m ide of sterner m.teri.d.
" If the Capitol shall be placed at Bel'c
view, we think that a very poor sprisr of
the lands nn 1 lutnors. slio'ild be Lwardci!
to our Zealous, jealous and fearful neigh
bor." The Bugle has very pru letity rmi'ted
to quo'e llie "menaces" which we ore
s u 1 to have mr.de. If the article refcred
to had been quoted, every sensible reader
the Bur!e happens to have, would have
seen (hat thn Governor was r.ot in any
manner threatened in our columns, 'e
spoke of a consequence that would fol
ew if a certain course of conduct was
pursued. Was that a menace?
Tl.e Bugle's opinion is, that if the
Capitol should be located at I'.jllevicvv,
no.hinjj more than 'v7 very poor tprig oj
(he landt and honors" should be awarded
us. We are unable to understand the
extent ei'her of the honor or prolit to
which we shall be entitled, even if we
were so fortunate as to get such v the Ed
itor cf the Bugle thinks should be given
One thine h certain, we have (he Ur
of issuing the first periodical in Nebraska
S . . .1 ...
-the honor of establishing ourselves
where the Capiiol should be, if it never
i, established. Another thing is certain
whether our lands be m my or few our
honors great or small, we hope to be con
tented wi h such cs a good Providence
may bestow upon us, and to be enabled lo
reqniie our benefaclors for their favors,
and to forgive our enemies for ihe wrongs
they inllicl upon us.
CANDID AITS F03 CONGRESS.
We have heard of sime twelve or fif
Icen different c. ncidatcs for li e efhec tf
dchgaic to Congress from Nebraska.
And ihe nrrie.M'nne' rre il t,i it .... ...:u
. , . ' ,., .'. '
- ... vi ii'ii'.ijoiij, ci.j.t r ur llilS
efT.ce, or for the Territorial Legislature.
Tlitre seems to Lea manifest willingness
on the part f clitic ians, (o serve the
people in matters of legis'ation, if noth
ing else. Some of ihcseinen, have been
peramhulaiingthe Territory, from one end
lo (he other, seeking lo enlist li e favor
of the "Dear People, w huso votes are
needed, in order to invest ihcrn will1, the
honors and privileges of ollice. Seme
make one i ppeal, and some another. I
One appeals lo ihe people lo support l.iin.
on the griHind of cblipai ion eluims lo hav c
mad fc'icriflora f.r T..--,t ...... ..11
w louiui i, llicil
...( o . . .
in:. If ft 11 r.h: n-rf.1r.rsf r,n i 1 n r. r ..f 1 1. A 1
c J v I'1 fc vl me leu-
rc ,., , ,. c i- ,
pie, (o sustain him. Seine claim to have!
been pioneer settlers, and to have a ckser
identity with the people, and a belter
knowledge of their interests, than o'.hcrs,
and of course, more capacity to serve ihtm.
Some rely on ihe strength of some particu
lar point, and ihe power and influence of
their friends. Others expect success, on
I-. . ,
e c round of personal popnlaiifv, iim1
. ! , . .
...till. r,.1.rs..ti ll a r... i....1 ..r
ti i ... i,iiu.i ui ii.gn ir -
ly fav 01 i;e. by w hich, they are highly re- i
commended through its l-olbical friends I
Some ask for (he peoples' vole, because
,, ,. ,, ,
they are wot king men, snd have the inter-
est of the laborer at heart. Some, be-1
cause they belong to one place, and a jIop,'
becMise they belong to another and tu rn,
because (hey recognize no particular points,
and Lave no private interest to nromo'e.
Several of lhee gentlemen, would do
credit to the Territory, and faithfully rep
resent its interests. If the people have the
wisdom to select the right one, an I com
mit thtir ineres?s to idscharge, their duty
a il! be done.
raiACHira ai tez ojos a:d omaea
There will be Preachitgct ihe Mission,
every Sabbath afternoon, at 2 o'clock, P
M. The r '''!' r i- j e ! tn .nend.
tl.f.CTlON IN NTJBBAriiJ1.
A rrc.f'.nni.ill.)!) 1i.- I.ppn i-:o.i ! Il.o Cc
r. ror of Xcl ra-.Vi, t!iilin,c tl.p Ton i:..rv in
to liii.P it . "-t rt c ' , anil ( rdorir.T a'l tlorlion to bi
hrlil i'i rai-h, fo-'tii? clioice cf r.'pt fTtitn'ivc
an I Cn'ini: .l:i..in !o 111.? Ti-ri ile: i U I.
an ! a iieV;iV to ('.n.cies-. on Tliwr.-.
I2;h d.v ' f I'"- n l.? !! t.
II s I ai i V . in , the t':,i. f M.irVr-.o
or thi Teni
'he cis', .'ii i
1. s. in i
' .ii' " w i h
I.-' s in s. is.
hl'iiMO, ii'i'n'ini' ii
Ii ' ' !'i mi. tu v, t i.;ir
1 Ml. t
I' ) Ii .
II ''. I
ser el is : il iv of thin
praise, In 'lie Gr' i I 1Vm'i''
..re in h l.'."l for the men
depeinlfiit fur those e i
l.s-fi i'1.7 and
, to nin. w i1
we I ; n 1
re :iiin,' lo
Al'hi'ii'!i e !
i Mi'-s. eointnn'.liveiy lit'le to
Ii r. we have sulhoicnt to
tri a itiide and praise.
We h ive reiisiin to be tii'inkfii.. thai
the Governor has ihus puhlic'y ntknowl
ed'e I ihc Sr en i mi: R i l l n, and recom
mended a day of thaiiks-piving fo be ob-
served by thP people of this Telii'.orv . la suffer heavy looses, ami great inconvf n
o'l the very thrcslio .I f their territorial ji lice in their mercantile oppera'ions in
existence. We hojie this crihiiance will
hp respected, an I perpetuated tn m year
lo year, to the latest posterity.
.V public lin e i:ig w id be held r,t the
Mission, on 'Mi nkseivbg Diy, ut 11
o'clock, a. m. I'rcachi'. by the Rev.
Win. Iljinilton. The public arc invited
Aiiclher cotempjr.iry, widille above
title, bus made i's appearance on -ur table.
Il is published at Florence, Nebraska, a
very pretty town-site on the .Missouri
river, about sivern miles above Belle
view, by W. C. .Tamls, lv.!itor and Pro
prietor. It claims to belong to a locality,
pood enough of i. self, to m ike it The Ciy
of V ti, -.Ji; j. w
it the C ipiiol or its j
influence. Like the sise m m of old, it
arrogates to itself, the chum of being cs.
t iblished upon a ro k, tg..in;.t which, the
ehemency of the do ..Is m iy r. ut; in vain.
Wc hope it in iy never be shaken, and that
it m iy go forth, to mike gl.nl ier. many a
cheerful c. bin. Wc make- ti e following
evtrae', from an ar'iole, disclai'ning the
dcire and power to obtain the (.'.ipiiol:
'U'e i!o not n. H the Can tal are pi-r-fecth
w ill iiisr it niioitlJ c tl) S,.1C oj,,.r j,,,,,,
less f.ivoie i by nature, 1,an oar. lve. y.-t. v '
areopK.ieJ to its puinj: lo a ..i,-e wbieli lias
no iiiila-'al iai ai t wliatrvi-r, b'.t lii-pi-ms
altogether iniou political le-iourr-s. S irh n
' ."JLy'r 1 ,J -0,t'n V "f
1 . . .
aris. for lb rvnn-.i ii'in n.. ..V
j ,,,t t'np tl. Wbn it a', ii.t snneytd.
" " i' v :-pii"i s.innrr c oil, aial tin-
fnt tbii.u 'll 'V iloiif-, wa lo roi'r,irt lortiinbl-
iair Hi- i-iat.. Iioie-f, an,! a I.u l'" Motl, to ac-
comeiite the iu. i,Krs of !he I. hi l.,t ,re, i.r
iK'i'her or which biiihln.p. are a'iv here near
tlai.-hi-d hou ' vei . nor wont he t!n w oiler, their
ssertio.n to Hie conlrarv, iHitH-itltariilli.!;.
lliey have fi'iiilisti'ii t j t!,e w0;', , thr Ar
jow, 11,..! He re v- as to be tl.e Capitol. They
hav i.o,t.'d t every oi,e. ot Co.. ,..i,ti.a! in- 1
Ibienc; vv the teiriti.ri.il otiie -.-s. ! tmi.'.
rm-nT'l ITl'' t: '" '"" 're ":,"i i
(jou ri.uieiil, w liethrr nr no ;;i.it ;r (ill other
poii.t to ui.'iT .land, that ih y j il j i,. t b
tTit7,li?' " ri'.t"'?! T1'!',,i.0!,..at al!,' '" '
tn.-it inatl'T. Jhat they thought Ihenin-lves .
pos-'foil of r .eh iiidnniee. ve iiiu.-i.o lio'iht I
hut V. e io v-rv limeli dontit tie tea' i ' V of it '
w i.. i ,. , .1 ., , , ; i
WcaiesaM-n .1 tti it y lm,i i.n tuch lalln-
Mice over (Jov. Furl, nor dove b I,.1, e tney '
have owi ii i n F.xcelleiiev. (uv. Ciiminr. Mail !
Gov. hurt hve.1. ue have no .ioul.t. I ,,(
Ilolleview woiil.l have been the n-al of cvern-
ment, amj we a,e lii'le louM now, b"t that
I f'ov. C'lmin-u-.ll inake tii it p'.int bis J:cia
I n.el q airiirj, cmi coiaei.e tl.e l-cu'i-latn A
sinil I v HIT"
Hv duiiig so, be will at least
give eeiier.il fral,if.ti-tion. Jjelict ic u-U a ilesi
rable j o i.i it ha for., I natural advances,
occupies a c -ntral po-it.oii. a ic?ard the jiopn
lation of the T' rriiory. and has b'.oliiii.i: uli;.
eienl to acroi.Mti'.ilati- the Territoiial (itricrs,
Mem'. rs of tne J.ei;i!.lat'ire. Ac. , conveniently
and ci.iii.aj.-!al.! ."
Ocb Sl um Rt i'i io. List. New sub
scribers are continually being added to
our list, and we doubt not each one of our
friends has siiiTicif nl i.-.finencH with their
neighbors lo pi-x ure at lerct, on more.
We are ll ai ktul that wc hav- t many
friends, ai d if tby feel dispose! to con-I
Cm - t - 1,,...'ll ...il.'.il t I
- -- ( moil iini.ii 119. uua will i n. mr uiriii iui
. , , ,, . I
iti. - . 1.. 1 ...... . 1 1 ' . '
-;.,i ii o-, inc oi'i-i. .ii:i-riH.iin- way in,
i i .. , ... - , i
which it coul I be done, would he for each
one to -proc-ure an adhtn.nil subscriber
and forward his name f.econinauied by
, .,. , . 1 , '
Die rash. Who will ( ring us under last-
ing obligation bv m km" us a new years
V - ,' -, 3
gift of titvv subicubcrs.-
1 itiw ifiraattiii 1 v numtra mm rniTj.otjioui
i i i . j .
houe, hatbnr.-Mt-J and arran-fd, to UJ to
rroi(i(nla'i targe nurntier o f giiesl. yveean
r connr end our eiliens. in w ill the public
abroad, to this lions. S UA as ire,!, that if
",ry r', T '
thev w il be well treated, and hive good l"-
,-re dll to ir , orsr, , , J. .
reic that we have never known to fail, that
where there ia liberality iirngh in a landlord
to .!.. j i.tiee lo the printer, be w ill do (lie like
by o'iiiun. See adverlis' menl.
C'jj" 'h hat' ecome of the Tacific House?
j ThetOmaAa .Irroxc
for the )resent.
Jiif Fveiy one his own physician."
Fee inlv f rtlserneti' in ann'her c olumn.
Tlir el?cion in Kansas cmncs oT on
- V '
Or seven men
V-fl irirve. fV
'.( r of Congress elected
p r-r r i - r V tu .
KEEilASKA CITT HEWS.
This is a new p;.pcr j'lft isstiej from
N braski Ci'y. thiity-hvc miles Somh of
lh llcvi.MV. It is the " onj i.i the calen
der of Nebraska newspapers.
latino, t It o; .""svci'h n well written introdim
', tii1' 'lo .. wherein i's course is pretty clearly
i in lh ..led. It is to be democratic in p"h-
!,r; i's own ju ljrc of what is
' rich! :.rd wronj lit politics i.S well as
i 'hii i's in general.
j Wo i ope it will takp nn elevated
1 stand i'i p .lilies and morals, and be an
' a'-'o champion of oveiy scheme that is
; ..! id. '.te 1 lo upbuild the instiiuti.itis upon
which the social, puitioal and moral wel
. fare of the community depend.
! The I'li'i i'iiiisiiii; ci.izciis of Nebraska
; I.i y ml ihe proprietors of the News in
j pa i .i .-uiar, r re deserving of great credit
J lor the appearance of this paper at soear
I ly a day. But we happen to be some
I days in advance of our enterprising
ii ili'ui ill iiil la-iii: in in A a I lain ii ill
Fire at Coc.vcil Bli'its. Below
we publish an account of the recent fire
at that place. We regret the misfortune
of our old friends, who arc again called
consequence of the fircy deluge by which
their properly has been swept away. We
think after n few more fires, the people
of Council Bluffs will become awakened
lo a sense of the importance of provid
ing suitable fire engines for such occa
sions. From the Buple, Nov. 22J.
A Great Fire.
Two hours ago the alarm of fire was
given; we hastened lothc spot, and found
(he fire far progressing, ami too far to be
extinguished, which originated, as near as
coul 1 be ascertained, over Martin's Sa
loon. Near a thousand men was soon up
on the ground, and very many labored with
praiseworthy exertion to save the merchan
dize. The s'ore of Messrs. Stutsman &
t"0-) w ere so far enveloped in flames, that
but a sm dl portion of its contents were
saved, except his books and money, and
valuable papers. Messrs. Tootle fi
Jackson, and Pegram oC Co., were more
fortunate, and saved the greatest portion
of their goods. Five new business hou
ses were destroyed. Upon a has'y cal
culation, wc should judge ihe loss would
be in the region of .fy'J.OOO. Stutsman
was 1 lie most unfortunate, but takes il
like a philosopher. The whole spot in
s:'ill in a blaze, and goods anl valuables
are promiscuously strewed over the
streets, alleys, vacant places, and are
even piled in the creek.
This genileman made a brief call at our
oliico, a few evenings since. lie is a plain,
unsophisticated pionepr, and onp of (he
foremost, in making a public announce-
na.nt of himself, at the people's candidate
, ,. ', 1 ...
'I'r delegate lo Congress from Nebraska.
Mr. Dv'son makes no pretension to learn-
i1 " "'id clocjiiei'ce, and does not rely upon
lll, ir ,0 t among the honora-
ble and great in Washington. He claims
p .1 1 I. v ..-
to oe one c.f the trf'or.Ie, ai.d to b3 a fitting
represenlaliv e of their true interests
m r n i- ...
1 ,,e ful,ow,,, " ,,,s ,n'":
''Amr'rj, thi Constitution, the Uni'n, Lib-
rrly nqnalier Sover-igiityf anit I're-Linption
lu'iil txieniiea imtelinite-lj'."
For the I'ailadium.
Ki.ncsvii.le, O., Nov. 3d, JS51.
Ma. Fiji tor: After a long and ted
ious journey, I have arrived safely al
Kingsville, Ohio, and am among old and
dear friends once more. As I am a bach
elor, I must acknowledge, that it was ex
ceedingly pleasant to meet some of these
Buckeye maiden ladies. Another fact
worthy of notice, is, thai they are already
and anxious, to emigrate to, and into the
slate of matrimony. Hurra! for that
Slate, and Iowa. We are all westward
j bound, ho ! Destination, Mills Co., Iowa.
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A serious drawback lo western Iowa,
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may be referred to the fact, that that place
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I ficlunously,) represented by the Bugle,
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j whicli stattmciiis excite an interest, and
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Slates. They leave their homes, with
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their ideas ehvaled through the influence
j of thul tmsr:ru)ulous little Mormon sheet;
. n.i 1 nun c ui -iioiicb wilt,, wic ui, uit-UO BJ
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, diun nnUi . tjiat they Jook no further.
but return to their homes in the Fast,
w ith a scry unfavorable opinion of south
western Iowa in general.
The former of the above was my ex
perience, but 1 concluded that Kanesville
was not all of western Iowa, after exam
ining, I found I hat I had come to correct
j conclusions. I found a beautiful counlry,
as well af, very excellent society in Mills
county; of whicli I consider myself a res
ident, and to whicli, I shall ret urn as soon
as I shall have closed my business in (his
In conclusion, for the especial benefit
of the Kunesvilleiies, I will say, that (hey
are the most notorious people lor big talk,
and lillle doing, that I lave met with in
my lour of about five thouiund miles
through ihe western States. M.
Vt ho i Governor of New York?
The vo'e is so close between Seymour
an ! Clarke, that the official alone will de
cide which is lh( foriunr.le wir.
(Tor the Tallsd'nim. I
ORIGINAL FAFERS ON EDUCATI0.1.
Mn. Fditok: The mind is defined lo
be that power, or faculty in man, which
'Thinks and w ills, remembers and rea
sons," and ihe senses are the media through
which a knowledge of external objects,
or of what is passing without, h convey
ed to the brain, and n consciousness, of
w hat is transpiring within the iimi: of the
senses, is then said to begin. When sub
jects are thus presentpd lo the min I's con
templation, the faculty c.f thought is sup
posed to be exercised upon them. And
the menial examination and comparison to
w hich they arc afterwards subjected, is in
general, understood lo be the operation c f
the reason upon them. Thus, thought
j makes known to the mind, the rgreement
or disagreement between certain proposi
tions. Reason deduces the conclusion, 01
consequence, that is to be drawn from
them, and the judgment final. y decides
upon the propriety of acting on the pro
positions so advanced. It is with r-gret
admitted, that the passions contribute iui
terialiy, to ihe operations of judgment, or
lo the determination of the will, and in
minds not properly balanced, greatly fa
cilitate action in conflict with ihe princi
ples of morality. Now, there are certain
propositions which men and society have
sanctioned and established as right; the
truth of which propositions, is believed
to be co-exlcnsive with the existence and
duration of all created matter. And hu
man conduct should run parallel to these
great propositions, that is. to such of them
as are inherently intuitively and tclf-cvi-denlly
right, because man cannot create
right, any more than he can destroy k.
And the agreement of any combination ol
men, however large, can, and of right
ought to be, of none effect whatever, tin-j
less in accordance with ihe immutable and
eternal truths, upon which justice and
constitutional law and government should
repose. While these propositions are ad
mitted by society as right, all conduct the
reverse, or in conflict with them, is con
sidered wrong. Thus, that all men are
entitled to lile, can ies with it the idea,
that whoever, under certain circumstances,
puts a human being to death, is guilty of
murder. That every man is entitled to
all that he has justly acquired, is connect
ed tnat other idea, that whosoever appro
priates the properly of another, is guilty
of ihefi. These, and many others, are
the grosser acts, of which only, the law
can take notice; but there ere many ihiiy
equally wrong, that arc not subject of le
gal punishment. Thus, it is right to speak
ihe iruth. and wrong to he. Il is right
to be industrious, and w rong to be idle.
There are numerous o'her things, equally
right lo do, and equally wrong if left un
done; and which, though not within ihe
reach of law, nevertheless prepare, and
hurry on the mind to other ads, will,
which are connected punishment and deg
radation. To teach, wi'h Ii ecu racy, ihe
distinctions betw een right and wrong, falls
legitimately within the province of the
parent, if ho is rot to do it, who else is?
Who else can? The school-teacher can
not do it, because his tcchings liu in a
different sphere; the expounder of theo
logical love, cannot do il, for he is speak
ing in fact and in manner, (omen and wo
men, and not in general to children, and
these are the only classes of men. whose
business is in any way connected with the
reformation of society. There are none:
then, to well situated, to impart the requi
site instruction, us Ihe parent. They and
the children arc constantly together, and
the parent should be satisfied, that the dis
tinctions between right and wrong, be
tween truth and error, are understood and
appreciated by the children. A proper
direction to the passions, should also re
ceive attention, as this is the most fruitful
source of evil, both in children and among
men, too much care cannot be bestowed
in giving them a suitable direction, and to
their restriction within appropriule limits.
It has already been hinted, that the pas
sions exercise no small influence in the de
termination of the will. Aganst (his, ihe
parent should unceasingly guard; he should
constant! cultivate that strength of mint),
and solidity of judgment, that will enable
his children to relinquish an object, how
pleasing soeer to the eye, taste, or any
of the senses, rather than violate a prin
ciple of duty, or of right. It is not in
sisted, that (ho parent can make his child,
ren perfect, and it is admitted that the en
trance into ihe mind of a proposition to do
evil, cannot be prevented by either. But,
inasmuch as (he bare detention by the
mind, of an idea, of (he immorality ol
which, the judgment is convinced, is per
haps, ihe beginning of wrong, and as the
subsequent mental reasoning upon the
chances of escape or detection, if that idea
perfect iiself in action, is crimiiul, every
effort shuull be made by the areiii, so to
subdue the passions and develop the
judgment, as that the mind may reject, re
pudiate, and repel such idea or proposi
tion, the moment its ciiminalily i made
apparent. Perlmps, in no jart of (he edu
cation of the young, will (he g'l sense
and r mreet ihn'ight of the parent hi" inure
requisite, than in t stnblishirg (he met., 1
nr.d bounds to the operations of the pas.
sions. Their mo lera'e qualification semi,
necessary, ihe difficulty lies in assigning
n limit. Vet, it is believed, that if taken
in time, their course, like thnt of the
mountain rivulet, may bo marked out, ,i.
reeled, and controlled, but, should they
porfeel themselves into settled and perm- 1
c lous habits; their poors?, like lh.it of the
mighty river, is beyond the power of man,
nn I linchatiga'.lo.
If the teachings, contained in these pi.,
pors, together with such other substantia.!
ins'ruciioti as may hav e been omitted, hav
been judiciously commenced, the great
foundation upon which to build an e luca- '
liar., lias been h.i 1, and (lie child is in a
condition to attend school. In relation to f
Ihe present, method of scho. '-tcachb .e,
there is nothing particular lo be offered,
exept, l! at Iho services of capable per-
sons should he obtained; of persons know
ing how, an ! disposed to second the ef.
forts of the parent. The labors of l!ns
class of ni"n, arc of r.coessily, secondary, '
as they are obliged to take the srholar bs ;
thpy finl him, and can no, justly b held
responsible for his omission and neglect of j
duty. Supposing then, that capable and
proper teachers have been selected amiiii
o'her thi.i;s, which thi right thinking pa
rent wi 1 have taught his children, is the .
economy of lime, and a prompt and dili
gent application in the prosecution of his
studies. It h to such students, as they
advance to manhood, that the great arcanum
of nature opens up its wonderful and mis- i
tenons stores of knowledge. To the ri-
gid invps'.ig .liuris of such, only she, re- j
veals the nothingness of man, and the '
mul.ifari ms vastness of all creitedmit.
ler. Philosophy, in all its forms, an l the :
connexions anl dependence existing
throughout the pre;.! fabric of the Uni- 1
verse, are examined anl digested; and a
man so educated, goes forth upon the
world, fitted lo occupy the field or the fo
rum; capable of leading, as well as being
led; and of fiiii.tg (hn position of a supe
rior, ts well as (hat of a subordinate.
For s.ieh a trim, Diversity, or even dcr.th(
has no terrors; bat, should calnmi'y over
take him, it is met and sustained with ihe
i'rrthudo and resignation, that would !o
honor to a m.'.r'yr.
I noeiA hardly mid, in conclusion, that
Mis parent of such a child, has fai'hfully
performed I.u du'.y, nn.i he may meet the
common coriqucrer of mortali y, far as
o proper dsjeharge of tho obligations to.
ward his children is cunr-erned. with the
consciousness of "a life well spent in tho
service of his Master. ' J. F. M.
Ey the Act.nj Governor of Ktbraska,
A tune hoiinted and Republic m eusiom,
s.iielifiel by Christian observance, h.s
set apart one day in each year, for the ex
pression of Thanks lo the Almighty Dis
poser of even's, by whose kind IVovi
dence.air beloved country has been s i
bountifully blessed and singularly pro
tected. 'l iip inhabitan's of the vast Terrilo'v,
So Lilely ad led to the Republic, may well
uni'e, with lluir fellow countrymen, in
Thanksgiving lo the Almigh'y G J, for
the continued existence and progress o'
the Federal Union; for the blessings of
Peace, in a period of devastating war; for
prese-rvaiion from pestilence and famine;
lor ihe spread of Christianiiy and Fduc.i
lion; lor the accession of an immense and
priceless domain; for The steady advance
ot free principles, and ihe success and su
premacy ol Self -Government.
Deepiy convinced ihut our humble ac
knowledgments, as individuals, and as a
people, are due at all times, to our Ikme
licienl Creator, upon whose favor all are
dependent, and in conformity with the
w ishes of many good citizens.
1, Thomas. B. Ciming, Governor of
Nebraska, do hereby designate Tmih
nAr, the 30-h of November, as a day of
Thankstiving; and recommend that, on
that day, iho people of this Territory
unite in homage to Almighty God, fir his
past mercies and blessings, and beseech
nm, for a coniinuanco ot his protecting
Given under my hand, at Belic
v ievv, Nebraska Tcrrh'-ry, (his
Fighleen'.h day of November, in
(he jcar of our Lord, one thou
sand eight hundred and fitly
four, and of (he Territory Firs'.
THUS. P. CFMING,
Aciing Governor of Nebraska.
GOVERNOR OF NEBRASKA.
The Baltimore Sun of the H'.h instant,
says: "Samuel D, Leeompte, I'.sq... of
this city, the newly i ppoinied Governor
of Nebraska, will leave on Monday lie xl
to assume (he duties of his responsible
olliee. He will be accompanied by his
family, and no doubt by the wishes of bis
numerous friends that his administration
may prove successful in Riving lo (he rs
idenis of (he new growing Terrilory
stable end satisfactory government. By
ihe way, w e notice ihe members of (ho
bar of Dorchester county M. D., where
Mr. Leeompte formerly resided, have
held a meeting and passed resolutions
comphiiiciilury lo him, and expressed tb
hope tliut he and his family mi y meet wiih
prosperity and happiness in their new
Sinc e the above was in (ypp, l"1
that tho abevu appointment was lor ono
of the judges of Kin"., and not fnr Gov-
c i nor of Nciii'i'mca.
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