On the 10th of May the party arrived at the Omaha (pronounced Omawhaw) village, about eight hundred and thirty miles above the mouth of the Missouri, and encamped in its neighborhood.
It proved, however, that they were a part of the war party, the skeleton of whose canoe had been seen at the mouth of the river Platte, and the reflection of whose fires had been descried in the air.
About eleven o'clock in the morning, a great cloud of dust was descried in the rear, advancing directly on the trail of the party. The alarm was given; they all came to a halt, and held a council of war.
He had fallen upon the trail of Captain Bonneville's party, just after leaving the Nebraska; and, finding that they had frightened off all the game, had been obliged to push on, by forced marches, to avoid famine: both men and horses were, therefore, much travel-worn; but this was no place to halt; the plain before them he said was destitute of grass and water, neither of which would be met with short of the Green River, which was yet at a considerable distance.
The members of this party, chiefly civilians and to whom Arakcheev belonged, thought and said what men who have no convictions but wish to seem to have some generally say.
The men of this party had both the quality and the defect of frankness in their opinions.
Yet the parties are, and must be, themselves the judges; and the most numerous party, or, in other words, the most powerful faction must be expected to prevail.
Nor, in many cases, can such an adjustment be made at all without taking into view indirect and remote considerations, which will rarely prevail over the immediate interest which one party may find in disregarding the rights of another or the good of the whole.
"But you will contribute something to the campaign fund to assist in your election, will you not?" asked the Party
The Saxon, indeed, had remonstrated strongly with his friend upon the injudicious choice he had made of his party
; but he had only received that sort of answer usually given by those who are more obstinate in following their own course, than strong in justifying it.
For there were a number of canoes filled with the goods of the party
, while the members themselves occupied a larger one with their personal baggage.
In Poland they support the party
that insists on an agrarian revolution as the prime condition for national emancipation, that party
which fomented the insurrection of Cracow in 1846.