Newspaper of The Washington Standard, 23 Mart 1861, Page 2

Newspaper of The Washington Standard dated 23 Mart 1861 Page 2
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THEffASH I\GTO\ STANDARD. SATURDAY. MARCH 23,1801. Union Resolves of Washington Territory. WHEHKAS. The present appalling conjuncture of our public -:ilP*ir> is calculated t'j excite in the lieart of every loyal American. feelings of the mo-t anxious solicit nit ' iiti'i profound alarm. prophetic of the .lire-t calamity that civil liberty hits ever vet been c*Us>4 upua to cuilure ; we, therefore, representing the present Legislative authority of Washington Territory, tin integrant portion of our common country, deem it our privilege and solemn duiv. uii so momentous tin occasion, to gi\e ex pression to the follow in# sentiments : Rrnnhcd blithe LryiriaUrt AtmmhUi >,/ Wcuhinyioii Territory — First. That we consider the preservation ol our existing national L'ninii us the tir-t of all patriotic duties, and the chief of all political blessings. by which alone can be secured the identity of the American citizen and the fullillmentof our mission us the groat exemplar id' free institutions. Second. Tint it is the bounden duty of all good and true citizens, nnd especially of those who guide and govern popular sentiment, to counsel harmoiiv and conciliation, and to cflcct and main tain. by all necessary concessions nnd compro ' mises. the integrity and perpetuity of that holy brotherhood of States under which we have be come the admiration of the world. Third. That we utterly discountenance—as fraught with incipient trc ison. and the insidious oiTspring of rocklmi aspirations, disappointed am bition. or culpable ignorance—all proj-cts fir a Pacific Confederacy. Washington Territory covets only the distinction of exhibiting, first and last, her devotion to the entire I . . i. ns created by our ancestors, consecrated by tiieir blood, and be qu"Ath d to us, the p.ill.idinin of civil and popular right.'". Republican Territorial Convention. A Territorial Convention will be held at the Town of Olyinpia, on MoNI>AY. MA> 20. ISiil. for the purpo.-e of nominating a UKI'I III.ICAN T \M>I n.VTK Foil ITKI.K'.ATK TO CONOIIIISS. to lie supported at the general election, on the second Monday ol Julv next. The b.isi- of apportionment adopted is tsvii delegates for each Representative in the Ter ritorial Legislature, according to the apportion ment of IBUI. but securing to each county at least one delegate in the said Territorial Convention. This wiU slightly increase the number of delegates above sixty, but Will secure a more general repre sentation of sentiment. The respective counties Mill be entitled to the following number of delegatus : Whatcom J. Island 2. Snohomish I. Clallam 2. Jefferson I. Kitsap r>. King.'!. Pierce '< Sawamish J, Thurston S. Lewis 2. Chchnlis 2. Cowlitz 2. Pa cific 2, Wahkiakum. 1. < lark *. Skamania I. liekatat I. Walla Walla *. Spokane 2, Missouli 1. Shoshone 1. Tlic < < >lll inill on nprccil that Savvamish was enti tled to si member of llie Legislature. .-.ml hate therefore given lo tint county the ISi-prescnt.'.- tion to which she isjnstly entitled. Republicans arc nrjrf'l to perfect their county 'organizations at oiM'i 1 . mill to hold their eouu(v meetings nt an carlv •lav in May to nominate ili li - nates. While all counties are urged to send dele gates in |i: r>ou. proxies may give the vote in the ('(invention to \\ liieli the county is entitled. Jly order of (lie Republican Central Committee, KLWOOII KY ANS. Chairman. Republicans of Pierce County, Organize! The Republicans of Pierre enmity are invited In meet in Mass Convention at Steilacimm. on MON DAY, APRIL 1, is<; I. to perfect a thorough ty organisation, mot select Delegates to attenil the Republican Territorial Convention, to meet at Olynipia, Monday May 'JO. MANY ItKi't iiucANs. To the Republicans of Lewis County! The Republicans of Lewis enunty are invited to meet in Mass Convention, at James t'rguchart s. on Saturday, the (itli id' April. ISHl.lo perfect a comity organization, and select lb legates to at tend the Itepublican Territorial Coiiventioti, to meet is Olynipia, on Monday. May 20. To Be. or not to Be. Should the alternative to which this Government is fast, hastening—com promise or anarchy anil despot is in —be presented to any loyal Ameriean, though lie may he of the most ultra of either taction, if ho he governed by reason, it would be an easy task for him to cfToosc. The time lias arrived when concessions must be made to hold this fabric together. The Union must be preserved as it is, or a chapter of anarchv, bloodshed and ruin entailed % ' upon us without a parallel in history. Two confederacies with interests as di verse as those of the North ami South, could never exist in harmony. Grant ing that a confederation of the Southern States might he formed without imme diate bloodshed, it would but delay the dire-calamity. The Border States would be the immediate sufferers. Without a law for the arrest of the fugitive slave, and in their close proximity to the aboli tionists of the North, either slavery would soon cease t > exist within their confines, or war would as encvitably re sult. We, then, as Union-loving citizens of this great Republic, owe it to our selves, to our country, and to posterity, to agree to any honorable and fair com promise by which the Union may be perpetuated. This is not the proper time for a strict adherence to party lines and party measures. Wo must con cede that the people of the South are as earnest and sincere in their convic tions as we ourselves. A step has already been made in the proper direction in several of the North ern States, in the repeal of their Per sonal Liberty Laws. This shows adis position to meet the exigencies which have arisen with conciliation and mild ness. Hut this, farther than the spirit manifested in their repeal, amounts to but little. We must look for au ad justment of the Territorial Question by the Union Convention—some com promise that will conciliate both North and South. The proposals of adjust ment which have come to our knowl edge are fraught with serious obcctious; yet it may be our duty to accept. The spirit of patriotism should rise superior to every emotion. The mails from the Atlantic Side MAW REITIIMCANK bring dittos to Feb. 20. Tlie Peace Convention was still in session, ami the hopes of the country were fluctuat ing. We must remain in suspense till the arrival of the next Pony Express. A H(K).\VKN FOR BACHELOR?. —Our hachelor friends who, from that mod esty which appears to characterize the craft, seem t«» lie doomed to the ever green State ofßachelorhood should em igrate to Gloucester, Mass., where the girls do the "courting" and ''propos ing." An exchange says: '• At Gloucester. Mass., there are re ported to be ?J77 amiable, angelic, ac complished, marriageable maidens, and to husband tltis harvest of charms, there are but 78 single men, including wid owers. and onlv 2<> of the latter are •» good matches." The same paper states: '•There are two hundred and eleven marriagchlc girls in La Crosse, Wis., and about !•><> beaux to mate them. <lf these, 42 don't care for the girls, .'57 the girls don't care for, 1 f> are so busy mak ing money they can't stop to marry, and the balance are engaged." TERRIFIC EXPLOSION. —We learn by the Port Townsend llVsf that on the morning of the 18th, the boilers of Meigs's steam sawmill, at Port Madi son, exploded, instantly killing five ii.i u, and seriously injuring one other. The accident occurred at an hour when there were but a few persons employed, otherwise the destruction of life would undoubtedly been much greater. The namcsofthc killed areas follows: Win. Koacli, Engineer, Ireland; Thomas Means farmer, Seattle; Capt. John Morton, late of Schooner J{cslltsn; Win. Thompson; Charles Sprecher, Oregon. Wounded, Frederick l'akcr. The cause of the explosion is supposed to have been cars d by scarcity of water in the boilers. Tin: LKcTrui-: ox FRIDAY Eykxinu. —Wo were delighted with the :t»lilros?» ••f Janics ].o.ltr o? Kst|„ before tlio Al phean Association on Friday evening, loth inst. Tito subject—"Kvorv-Dav Life"—was wellchosen ami thorou<rhlv tivatotl. The speaker portrayed the aims and incentive* which should gov orn ns through life, the snpor-exoellcnoe of practical over theoretical knowledge, and closed with a merited and beauti ful tribute to WOMAN. We have seldom listened to an essay with more appro priateness of language and idea, and the metaphors and similes used in illustra tion could not have been bettor selected. The audience was large and attentive, who testified their appreciation by fre quent applause. A FEW WORDS OK CAUTION. —Now that the dry season is approaching, it is our duty to warn our citizens against the danger to be apprehended from fire. We notice several ominous-looking stove-pipes protruding from the roofs of houses in the most populous portions of town. It should he constantly borne in mind that we are but ill-prepared to extinguish a fire should we be visited by that terrible destroyer, and that but a light expense in the construction of flues, or in the repair of defective ones, may save us from future loss. "An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure." Orn LEGISLATIVE REPORTS.—A Co lumbia river correspondent desires to know whether the opinions expressed upon different measures, in our Legis lative reports, were ours, or merely the individual opinion of the reporter. We reply : most assuredly the latter. The reports, in many instances, conflicted with our judgment, and wo arc only responsible for that which was properly accredited as editorial. OIR WAR I)KIIT.—WC arc gratified to find in the intelligence received by the Pony dispatches that the Oregon and Washington war debt hill hud passed the House, hut reduced to ahout one-half. The Senate will he likely to concur in the amendments of the 1 louse. »— FOHUETS ANTECEDENTS. —The States man seems to delight in calling names, and appears totally oblivious of the fact that it was once better known as t'zaplcay's Organ than by its legitimate title. Prosperity friends some time disagree. TIIE I)ELEOATESIIII\ —A correspon dent, writing from Jefferson county, says: "Give us Alex. Abernethy, Ksq., us the Republican nominee, and I have no fears but that he will go to Con gress." A WEAK PUN. —Spelling "week" wi.'li an a in order to make at'tmnyism. Vide last Pioneer. SERMON.— Rev. R. J. Evans will preach in the \l. K. Church, on Sabbath, March 24. at 7r. M. Subject—" Hard Times." An Organization to Assassinate Hr. Lincoln. Our late exchanges contain tliestart ling information of an organization of 500 fiends who are leagued together by an oath that President LINCOLN should never sleep in tlie White Ilouse. It is supposed that the nest of these vipers is at Washington, hut it has been as certained that Baltimore was another rendezvous. Gen. Scott sent adispatch to Mr. Lincoln, who was to have had a public reception in Baltimore, advis ing him to pass through that city in v<ii/iiito. Their plans were made known by a detective, who joined the organi zation for that purpose. Should no opportunity for the assassination occur before the day ot Inaugriation, it was then to be attempted. One of their number was to have shot Mr. Lincoln with an air-inin, when his confederates were to gather around him in the crowd and shield him from detection. We have no fears hut that the miscreants have been foiled. A body guard suffi ciently strong would render their dam nable object impracticable. The lowe? t depths ot hell would be a paradise for this devilish clan. We would be gratified to learn that their corrupt car casses had swung at the end of the hal ter until the birds of carrion shall have eaten the flesh from their bones, that | American soil should never be polluted with their dust. - ■ ■ Tin: PKHSUXAL LIUBUTY HILLS. —We have some ultraists in our very midst who raise a hue and cry concerning the action of several States in repeal ing the Personal Liberty Laws. The following extract from the Charleston JJt'f' iui/ will show the estimation in 1 which they are held bv the South : " So far as the Cotton States are con-1 concerned, these laws, excepting in the 1 insult they convey to the South, and the j faithlessness they indicate in the North, j nre not tif /Ar sh/f hit .«■/ /yw#v. Few ; of our sdiives ire lost by being carried j away and protected from recapture in j the Not hern Strtes. X>>v to tin j'rontici' ; St'tfiS, my tin'/ of const'/t/oii'C. \ Their slaves are stolen and carried oil- j not by the agency of these Personal Liberty Laws—but by hoarded combi-1 nations of individuals in the Northern , States." Si'KiNti.—We are now injoving the dclighful weather attendant upon this season of the year. The Ion*;, pleasant days, with the moonlight evenings, att'ord a charming contrast to the cold, dismal weather of December and Janu ary. Vegetation has taken n iiar (it never ceases in this country,) and Na ture seems to have donned her neatest attire to welcome the return of Spring. We observe that several of our more suburban citizens have commenced gar dening, and our farmers are engaged in sowing their early crops. I'. S.—We '• take back" our lauditory remarks concerning the weather. Since the above was in type we have had rain, hail, and snow, indiscriminately. Such is life. TUB UNION IJAI.I..— The I'nion Ball, on the evening of the 15th inst., was well attended and passed off agreeably. For the time, all seemed to forget that. South Carolina was acting the flirt, and that several of her sisters were some what inclined to coquetry, and each seemed assiduously devoted to like af fairs of the prci-eut. Disunion was not given a thought until a late hour, and then, each peaceable seceded, with the expectation of a reunion at the next ball. FKOM TIIK MINES. —We have had the pleasure of a visit from Mr. John F. Carr, who is recently from the Rock Creek Mines. Jle reports that most of the claims were paying well, especially as the bed rock was approached. Rich diggings have been discovered on the second bench. — HAUD NAMES. —Under this caption, the Statesman says: •' Tho Olympians, by way of rctalli ation for having their ex-Capital named Stecensvillc have christened Vancouver ( 'o onsbury. Coonsburg has got the worst of it." We are not so sure of that matter. TIIB REMOVAL. —It will be remem bered that when the hill removing the Capital to Vancouver was passed, we censured hasty legislation. What do our Vancouver friends think of that position now ? FOR TIIE MlNES. —Messrs. Thallhei mer, Copeley and Powell contemplate starting for Rock Creek alxmt the first of April. We are promised a complete stutement of the result of their explor ations. Success to them. -—~ • —————— ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS. — We are in debted to Capt. Fleming for many fa vors; also, to T. M. Reed, Esq., for lit erary and other papers. Address of Ex-President Tyler in the Wash ington Peace Convention. GENTLEMEN: I fear you have com mitted a great error in appointing me to the honorable position you have as signed me. A long separation from all deliberative bodies has rendered the rules of their proceedings unfamiliar to me, while I should find in mv own state of health, variable and fickle as it is, a sufficient reason to dceliue the honor of being your presiding officer. But, in times like these, one has hut little option left him. Personal con sideration should weigh but lightly in the balance. The country is in danger

—it is enough. One must take the place assigned him in the great work of reconciliation and adjustment. The voice of Virginia has invited her co- States to meet her in council. In the initiation of this Government that same voice was heard and complied with, and the results of seventy odd years have fully attested the wisdom of the decis ions then adopted. Is the urgency of her call now, less great than it was then? Our godlike fathers created— we have to preserve. They built up through their wisdom and patriotism, monuments, which have eternalized their names. You have before you, gentlemen, a task equally grand, equally sublime, quite as full of glory and im mortality. You have to snatch from ruin a great and glorious confederation —to preserve the (Sovcrnmcnt, and to renew and invigorate the Constitution. Jf you reach the height of this great occasion your children's children will rise up and call you blessed. 1 confess myself to be ambitious of sharing in the glory of accomplishing this grand and magnificent result. To have our names enrolled in the Capitol, to be respected by future generations with ! great lul applause. This is au honor I higher than the mountains, morecmlur-! ing than monumental alabaster. Yes,j Virginia's voice, as in the olden time,! has been heard. Iler sister States meet [ her this day at the council board. Ver- j uiont is here, bringing with her the memories of the past, reviving in the memories of all, her Kthau Allen, and 1 his demand for the surrender of Ticon dcroga in the name of the great .Jeho vah and the American Congress. New Hampshire is here—her fiiino is illustrated l»v memorable annuls, nnd still more latclv as I lie birth-place of liiin Ulki won lor himself tin. 1 11:11110 of "Defender of the Constitution," and who wrote that letter to John Taylor, which has been ensl.rlncd in the hear:* ol his eountrvnien. Massachusetts is not here. Some member said she is coming. I hope so, and that she will bring with her her daughter Maine, i did not. believe that it could be well that the voice which, in other times, was so familiar to her ears had been addressed to her in vain. Connecticut is lioiv, :in<l she comes I doubt not, in tin* spirit of Roger Slier -111:111, whose name with our very chil dren has become a household word, ami who was in lite the embodiment of that practical sense which benefits the great lawgivers ami constructors of govern ments. Rhode island, the laud ot Roger Williams, is here—one of the two last States, in her jealousy of the public liberty, to give in her adherence to the Constitution, and among the ear liest to hasten to its rescue. The great Km |lire State of New York, represented thus far but by one delegate, is daily expected in fuller force to join in the great work of healing the discontents of the times, and restoring the reign of fraternal feeling. New Jersey is also here, with the memories of the past covering her all over. Trenton and Princeton live im mortal in story. The plains of the last, incrimsoned with tho heart's blood of Virginia's sons. Among her delega tion 1 recognize a gallant son of a signer of the immortal Declaration which announced to the world that thirteen provinces had become thirteen independent and sovereign States. And here too is Deleware, the land of the Bayards and the Rodneys whose soil at Brandvwine was moistened by the blood of Virginia's youthful Mon roe. Here is Maryland, whose massive columns wheeled into line with those of Virginia in the contest for glory, and whose State House at Annapolis was the theatre of the spectacle of a successful commander, wno after libe rating his country, gladly ungirthed his sword ami laid it down upon the altar of that countrv. Then comes Pennsylvania, rich 111 revolutionary lore, bringing with her the deathless names of Franklin and Morris, and 1 trust, ready to renew from the belfry of Independence llall the chimes of the old bell which announced freedom and Independence in former days. All hail to North Carolina with her Mecklenburg declaration in her hand, standing erect 011 tho ground of her own probity and firmness in tho cause of the public libertv, and represented in other attributes liy her Marion, and in the Assembly by her distinguished son at no great distance from me. Four daughters of Virginia also clus ter around the council board on the in vitation of their ancient mother—the eldest, Kentucky whose sons, under that intrenid warrior, Anthony Wayne, gave freedom of settlement to her* sis ter Ohio, and extending his hand daily and hourly across La /telle Jiieiere, to grasp the haud of some one of kimh-cd blood ; of the noble States of Indiana, aiul Illinois, and Ohio, who have grown u}> into powerful States, already grand, potent and almost imperial. Tennessee is not here, but is coming —prevented from being here only by the floods which have swolcn her riv ers. When she arrives she will wear the badges on her warrior crest of vic tories won in company with the great West on many an ensanguined plain, and standards torn from the hands of the conquerors at Waterloo. Missouri, and lowa, and Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota still linger behind, but it may be hoped that their hearts are with us in the great work we have to do. The eyes of the whole country are turned to this hall, and to this assembly, in expectation and hope. I trust, gentlemen, that you may prove yourselves worthy of the great occasion. Our ancestors probably com mitted a blunder in not having fixed upon every fifth decade for a call of a general Convention to assemble and reform the Constitution. On the con trary they have made the difficulties next to insurmountable to accomplish amendments to an instrument which was perfect for five millions of people, but not wholly so as to thirty millions. Your patriotism will surmount the diffi culties, however great, if you will ac complish but one triumph in advance,! and that is a triumph over party. And what is party when compared to the ! task of rescuing one's country from danger? J>o that, and one long, loud shout of jov and gladness will resound throughout the laud. ! The scene at the close of this address |is described as most impressive. The deep and earnest patriotism evinced by the speaker melted the stoutest heart, i and as he finished each member seemed ' to rise simultaneously to his feet, and ' moved toward the venerable speaker i with words of peace and good will. ! All hearts were tilled with hope, and the President was followed by general congratulations from most of the States. ♦ +» A PLICKY PAKSUX. —The renowned Parson Brown low, editor of the Knox villc (Tenn.) Whit/, flings his defiance to the "rebels" in a late number ol'that paper, lie says : Southerners in South Carolina, Ala bama and Georgia, are constantly send ing in their insulting epistles to us, and ask a discontinuance of their papers be cause we are opposed to secession. We receive as many new patrons as we lose old ones; but ii'we were to receive n« n and every man 011 our list wore with drawn, we could have no part or lot in the wickedness and treason of secession. This effort to break up this Govern ment, led on by South Carolina, is a bold, wicked, daring and damnable act, for which its wicked leaders ought to bo ignominiouslv executed! The whole scheme of disunion is a more consum mate Abolition contrivance than over was devised by the North, by the most, ultra anti-slavery men, and will work! the greatest mischief to the slave popu lation of the country. It will bring about the overthrow of slavery one hun dred years sooner than the Republican party could have done it. The cotton States may go out of the Union; the j border States may go with them; all, ! together, may form a Southern confed-1 eraey : we shall adhere to our Union; Constitution and laws, and denounce so- j cession and the miserable Southern con- J federacy that may spring from it, i and those who brought it about,though ; it may cost us our life on the scaffold! I Nay, wo shall dare to say in the teeth of •South Caroline, that the Federal Gov ornnVent ought to enforce the laws, col lect her revenue, ami lash the rebellious States back into line at the point of the \ sword and the mouth of the cannon. We have no desire to live under any Government organized and controlled hv the corrupt, wicked, hell-deserving villains who load this revolution in the South. I TROUBLE AT THE SIMCOE AOEXCY.— Serious trouble occurred at the Simcoe Agency on the Oth inst., between Mr. Geary, Superintendent of Indian Af fairs, and Dr. Laudsdale, a suspended Agent, in which the friends of tlie two functionaries participated. It appears that Mr. Geary proceeded to the office of Dr. L. and took formal possession, with, as the Dr. # alleges, his assent, upon which a controversy arose be tween them about former matters. The Dr. employed severe and censorious epithets, whereupon Mr. Geary seized and held, and pudied him against the wall. The remarks being repeated, Mr. Geary took the Doctor's hand and slapped iiis mouth. A clerk of Dr. Lansdale eanie up and the Dr. directed him to get'his pistol, and—Mr. Geary adds—" shoot him." The Doctor's account of the affray differs in this par ticular from Mr. Geary's. The pistol was brought and held by Thomas Pope, until taken from him. The friends of the two officers eamo in and tho scuffle became general, in which Mr. Kapus, an employee of Mr. Geary, and Dr. Landsdalo were somewhat injured. The result was that Dr. Lansdale and and his frionds retired, and the next day the Dr. left for Walla Walla. Mr. Geary alleges that the Dr. and his friends endeavored to instigate the Indi ans against him. This is denied by Dr. Lansdale. We have given thus an impartial account of this unhappy af fair as we have received it from the Su perintendent and Dr. Lansdale, and we can but deeply regret both the event itself and the causes which impelled to it.— A ftvo<nte. Important to Pre-emption Claimants Letter from the Secretary of the Inte rior to the Commissioner of the Ln t / Office. * DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, \ WASHINGTON, August 12, 1859. / SIR : —I have transmitted to the At torncy General the Report of the Gen", cral Land Office of the 12th February" 1858, and the abstract No. 5, of tile suspended entries, which were tliom with submitted. I have approved the adjudication of the Commissioner, in favor of the en tries at all the land offices,as scheduled excepting those entries that were made at the land offices at Brownsville and Winona, Minnesota. The papers re ceipts, and certificates pertaining to' the entries at these two offices, arc here with returned, and I suggest, that yon cause a re-examination of them to be made. Many of the entries appear to have been allowed, on proof of a sin gle witness, of a settlement commenced only a few days before the entries were made. The improvements mentioned' are of a trifling character, and, of course, no declaratory statements are filed. The precipitancy of the entrr after settlement, leaves no time for cul tivation or substantial improvement. Other circumstances also indicate fraud. Much of the land thus entered, I infer has never been offered at public sale! and the apparent result of these short pre-emptions is such as the law forbids, n'z: the sale of public land at private entry, before it has been offered at nub lie sale. ******* i Tlio allowance of pre-emption, whore j there lias not been a bona fide settle- I ment and cultivation, evidently injures the prosperity of new communities, whilst a proper administration of the pre-emption laws promotes their pros perity. When unoftered land that is sur veyed is claimed by pre-emption, the law requires a declaratory statement to lie tiled within three months after set tlement; and I, therefore, am of the opinion that an entry of the land is not contemplated till after the three months expire, unless it is proclaimed to he.of fered at public sale before the three months have elapsed. If, therefore, on the re-examination of the entries now returned to you, it is found that the set tlements were not made three months or more before the entries, and a pub lie sale has not been proelaimed hv which the three months may have been cut short, such cases should be sent back to the local office for report, after notice to claimants to show the bom thfc of their settlements, and the eijuit able grounds on which they rely for a continuation of their entries****. J. THOMPSON, Secretary, Com. of the General Laud Office. Gatherings by the Wayside. On Friday last, says t\m Mountaineer, of March 13th, near the Five Mile House, a painful accident happened. Mr. A. J. Cain, accompanied by Cant. Williams, started on their way to Wight Walla, with si two horse buggy, and on going down the hill, near Five Mile Creek, the horses became frightened and ran away. While the horses were running ut a fearful rate, Capt. Wil liams jumped from the vehicle, and in doing so broke his right leg in two pla ces below the knee, and also put his left ancle out of joint. Mr. Cain es caped without injury. Capt. Williams was conveyed to the Five Mile House, where every attention was shown him by the proprietors, Messrs. Hodgdon & Cook. Judge John A. Campbell, of the United States Supreme Court, who is u citizen of Alabama, lias written a letter saying that the election of Lin coln is no justification of disunion, that the territorial question is now in a sat isfactory position and had better be let alone, and that the rendition of fugi tives is a matter that can be satisfaeto ilyadjusted. lie thinks there is cause for increased vigilance, for an allianee among Southern States, and for a de mand for new guarantees, but not for disunion until redress of grievances is refused. .Fames Hrady has com menced his second attempt to walk 80 hours in succession. So say Portlaud papers. The Times contains cheer ing news from the Jacksonville quart* mines. Reports 1,479 ounces of goM as the result of the labor of twenty seven men twenty days, working an arastra. Col. J. Patton Anderson, formerly delegate in Congress from Washington Territory, is a Delegate from Florida to the Montgomery Con vention. A PATRIOTIC CALL. —Ex-Governor Call, of Florida, has published an ap peal to the people of that State, to which he earnestly protests against se cession. He says: " Now, my fellow-citizens, on inv re sponsibility and under the halter, if you please, before God and in the name of 1113- country, I proclaim that when the deed shall be done, it will be treason— man TREASON —against our Constitu tional Government." Uxiox MEETING. —Wo republish the proceeding of the Union Meeting, held at the Capitol on the 14tb, in order to supply several of onr patrons with number* of the paper for mailing. 0 regret that the name of Mr. Lodge win" inadvertently omitted in the list ot retaries published last week.