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vincible determination never again to be en
slaved by a besetting sin into which they had
been once betrayed by the absurd customs of so
iety invoking high heaven to witness their sin
cerity, must, excite the admiration of every
friend of the human race. The candor, firmness,
and high souled magnanimity, which enables a
man publicly to express, from his own full heart,
his deep convictions of his own past errors, and
the beneficence of the spirit which prompts him
to strive to atone to society for the same, by en
tering the field as the Champion of reform can
not fail to create, in the breast of the Philanthro
pist, feelings of moral sublimity.
And this is not all we saw on that occasion,
young men sitting examples worthy the imitation
of their seniors or their sires, by pledging their
' sacred honor that they would assist to suppress
an evil, compared with which all other social
vices dwindle into insignificance.
This- is as it should be ! The frinds of benev-
olencc and virtue have nothing to fear if our
; young men will but take a leading part in this
-business. And they have the strongest incentive
' to do so. To be instrumental in saving one valua
ble associate from the fearful vortex of ruin, in
to which all who indulge in the least degree in
the use of intoxicating drink, are in mure or less
danger of falling, would be worth a life time ol
Further, while conforming to the rules of this
society, no one is in the least danger of destruc
tion of all his worldly prospects of his inter
est, character in short of body and soul, by this
awfulest of all awful scourges drunkenness.
Once more and not the least important reflec
tion that the meeting in question suggests. I al
lude to the deep interest in the success of the
enterprise evinced by the Ladies. It is not ex
traordinary that you should be cheered on in
your efforts to put down the monster, by their
approvcing smiles; indeed, it would be passing
strange if it were not so. The native goodness
oflhcir hearts is abundantly sufficient to impel them
to come to the rescue of their brothers fathers
and husbands ; but if there were not one kindly
fueling in their nature, shcre selfishness ought to
make tliein wish you " God speed" for of all
poignant griefs that ever broke the heart of "love
ly woman," none will compare in intensity to
that which the devoted wife or doting mother
suffers when she sees her fond husband and duti
ful son gradually falling victims to the social
glass with the usual transformation of charac
ter which it produces.
"Ah, he conies not.
I have watched the moon go down, and yet he
Once 'twas not so,
When as we walked to take the evening air;
He gently drew my mantle round me,
Fearful lest the evening dew,
Would mar my fragil health
Now when he comes, he'll chide and I shall
And that will wake our infant from its sleep."
It is urged by the enemies of Temperance As
sociations, that they do no good on the ground
that men will violate their pledges.
In reply to this, I will merely remark that the
apostacy of Judas did not mar the beauty of
the Christian system or render it less a blessing
to the human race. I
Neither did the treason of Arnold make the
principles of our Revolution less just or its result
For myself I have little or no doubt but each
and every member of this young association, will
scrupulously discharge their duty . And I have
as little doubt that men who are very forward in
charging others with a want of honour, good
faith and proper sense of moral obligation have
none too much of those desirable commodities
A LOOKER ON.
f DEMOCRATIC MEETING IN CUIVRE
At a respectable meeting of tho Democratic
party of said Township, on Saturday the 1 9th
inst,, held at the Court-House in Bowling Green,
for the purpose of electing delegates, on Saturday
the 26th, inst., for the purpose of nominating
Candidates for the Legislature and for county
offices. On motion A. F. Trainer, Esq., was
called to the Chair, and Jas. A. Robbins, chosen
Secretary. At the call of those present, G. W.
Buckner, Esq., arose and addressed the meeting,
in a very spirited and eloquent manner, made
known the object of the mceting,and urged the ne
cessity of the Democrats of "Old Pike" uniting in
firm and unwavering support of the Democratic
doctrine, that laying aside all preferences for men,
they join in union and harmony in support of the
Candidates nominated by the general convention; j
after which the following resolutions were offer-
eU I I
, Resolved, That the Chair appoint a committee
of five to prepare resolutions expressive of the
object of the meeting, and said committee nomi
nate suitable persons as delegates to represent
this township in a general meeting of delegates,
which resolution was unanimously adopted
whereupon the chair appointed the following
persons, said committee, (viz:) Nathan Vannoy,
George Hardin, G. W." Buckner, Thos. Dun
bar and Martin Staley, who reported to the mee
ting, the following preamble and resolutions.
Whereas, we a portion of the democratic par-
ty of Cuivre Township, have met according to
previous notice, for the purpose of appointing
delegates to meet in general convention,
with other delegates from the several Town
ships of the County, to nominate candidates for
the Legislature, and for county offices, and as
it is important to the success ofaood cause, that
we appoint such of our fellow-citizens as dele
gates to said convention as will make the se
lections and nomination free from partiality or any
selfish motive, but with a view of sustaining the
measures we espouse.
Therefore be it, Resolved, that, we have the
utmost confidence in the moral and political in
tegrity of our fellow-citizens, John R. Hawkins,
John Crow, Jacob Lemon, John Shaw and Na
than Vannoy, and they be accordingly constitu
ted, and appointed delegates from this (Cuivre)
Township and they are authorized to add any
number to their body not exceeding the ratio of
other Townships with an equal number of Dem
ocratic votes, and to fill any vacancy that may oe
cur ; which preamble and resolutions were
adopted. On motion of R. II. Johnson,
Resolved, That a copy of the proceedings o.
the meeting be handed to the Editor of the Rad
ical, and he be requested to publish the same in
his paper. On motion the meeting adjourned.
A. F. TRAINER, Cha'r.
JAS. A. ROBBINS, Sec't.
FOR THE RADICAL.
Mi. Editor: In perusing one of your news
papers over not long since, I observed a few
lines in it from a Mr. P. A. C. dated Guynns
Creek, Pike county Mo., requesting some of
the readers of the Radical to solve a question
which he laid before them, which reads as fol
lows, to wit: "three boys live in a triangle orfc
mile from each other. A can walk a mile in 20
minutes, B in 30, and C in 40 minutes; what
distance from each house must the play-ground
be, that they may meet at the same time. Now
if I understand this question properly". I think
I can give him a solution of the question, pro
vided I am a proper judge. Still at the same
time I don't profess to be a perfect Arithmetician
nor a judge of it, but still at the same time I
will present my view of the question before him,
and if my View don't correspond with his, I
should be very much gratified to be informed of
my error. A 20; B 30; C 4090 minutes all
together, 90330 the average of each one.
Then as 3017602011731-3 yards the dis
tance from C to A. As 3017(i031760 yds.
or one mile from B to C. As 30171)040
2346 2-3 yds. or one mile and 56 2-3 yds. from
A to B.
1 " 586 2-3 from A to B
I " 000 do B to C
0 1173 1-3 do CtoA
1760) 5280 (3 miles the dis
5280 tance from A to
JAMES A. READING.
Grassy Creek, Mo., March 7, 1842.
Retributive Justice of the I.nman. An
event took place at Prarie Du Chien, last
week which strongly marks the savage char
acter. Two Indians, of the Winebago na
tion, quarreled, upon which one stabbed the
other to the heart ;he attempted to escape, but
was overtaken, brought back, placed upon
the body of the dead Indian, by the relatives
of li.c latter, beveral gentlemen interfered
in henlf of the captive, anil requested that
he miht be allowed to go, because he was
not so much in fault as the other. They
were answered, that. H" "white men" would
pay fifteen dollars to the mother of the de
deased, he might go, otherwise he must die:
This condition not being complied with, he
was doomed. During this negociation the
s avage sat upon the body of his foe, smoking
his pipe, perfectly indiflerent as to the issue,
and when told that he must die, he deliber
ately remove hi pipe, giving the usual "Ugh!
His executioner then stepped behind him,
and with a single blow of the hatchet, served
the riht arm at the shoulder: upon this the
Indian resumed his pipe, and began to smoke
as if nothing had happened; in a short time
the executioner, with a blow, served the left
arm. The Indian still retained his upright
position, not a muscle of his face changing;
a third blow across the small of his back,
I . L ! ,A ' UA rr.nun ai'nn than Ilia
orougni linn i" i"" gujuim, v,- ....... a
countenance wore the snme cold, serene,
and stoic expression. . He was however,
soon cut in peaces by the relatives of the
dead ruin. The savage made almost super
human efforts to escape, but the moment his
pursuers touched him he surrendered and
wnlked back, and seated himself upon the
dead body, without once attempting to es
cape. This was an instance of Indian re
tribution and savage fortitude. Dubuque
Duties of Parents. ,
It is at times necessary to censure and
punish: but very much ' may be done by en
couraging children when they do well. Be
evermore careful to express your approbation
of good conduct than disapprobation of bad.
Nothing can more discourage a child than a
spirit of incessant fault-finding, on the Dart
of its parents. And hardly any thing can
exert a more injurious influence upon the
disposition of the parent and the child. There
are two' great motives influencing human
actions, hope and fear. ' But who would not
prefer to have their child influenced to good
conduct by the desire of pleasing, rather than
by fear of offending? - If a mother never ex
presses her gratification when her children
do well, and is always censuring when she
sees any thing amiss, they are discouraged
and unhappy. They feel there is no. time
to please. Their dispositions become har
dened and soured by this ceaseless fretting.
At last, finding whether they do well or ill,
they are equally, found fault with, they re
linquish all efforts to please, and become
heedless of reproaches. :
Kutlet a mother approve a child's conduct,
whenever she can. Let her show that his
behaviour makes her sincerely happy. Let
her reward him fur his efTorts to please by
smiles and affection. In this way she will
cherishin her child heart some of the no
blest and most desirable feelings of our
nature. She will cultivate in him an uminb!
disposition under a careful spirit. Your
child hns been, during the day very pleasan
and obeuient. Just before putting him to
bed for the night, you take his hand and
say,'4 My son, you have been a very good
boy to day. It makes me very happy to sec
you so kind and opedient. God love litt
children who are dutiful to their parents, and
promises to make them happy, this appro
bation from his mother is to him a' great
ward. And when with a more than ordinn
tone of affection, you say u good night m
dear son," he leaves the room with his hen
full of feelings. An'lJ h n he closes h
eyes tolsecp, he'Js happy and resolves tha
he will always try to do hisduty'to hi moth
er. Sat. Cour.
TIik a.lvanltt?cs of "rirf. Gi-ntle and
O . 1
well directed grief softens our hard heart
and prepares them for the impression of d
inc truth; just as showers in the Spring niol
ifv the ground, and meten it fr the recep
tion of seed, and process f germination.
J. A- Jtimc
Submission to Co J. The wild bird, ye
untamed, and unaccustomed confinement
beats itsell almost to death against the wires
of its cage, whilst the prisioncr quietly acqui
esces, and relieves itself with a song, an
apt illustration this of the soothing influence
of tut mission to God. J. A James.
The benefit of affliction. When Mr. Cc
ril was w:ilkinT in the Imtanicnl Hardens of
Oxford, his attention was arrested by a fine
nomecranite tree, cut nhnost through the
stem near the rHjts. On asking the gardne
the reason of this, Sir," said he, "this tree
used to shoot so strong that it bore nothing
but leaves. I was, therefore, obliged to cut
it in this manner; and when it was almost cut
through, then it begun to bear plenty ol
fruit."' The reply ofibrded this inquisitive
student a general practical lesson, which was
of considerable use to him in after life, when
sevei ly exercised by personal and domestic
affliction. Alas! In how many cases, it is
not enough that the useless branches of the
tree be loped off, but the stock itself must
be cut and cut nearly through, before it
ran become extensively useful. And some
times, the finer the tree, and the more luxu
riant its growth, the deeper must be the in-
cision. J. A. James.
R'signalion. there are some graces,
which, like the stars, can be seen only in the
dark, and resignation is one of thorn.
. A. James.
On the' 24th inst., by the Rev. Jas. II. D.
Henderson, Mr. James Maxwell, fey. Miss
Julia Ash Greek, all of Pike county, Mo.
DIED at his residence in this county on lh
30lh Jan., after an illness of three weeks of
malignant fever, Maj. James Davis, at the ad
vanced age of 77 years 4 months and 15 days,
the deceased was a native of Virginia, from
which he emigrated to this State about II years
since, and from his kind and benevolent disposi
tion, gentlemanly deporment and suavity of man
, . , , . ii i, i
ners, he became endeared to, and respected by all
who were favored with his acquaintance.
Though many were the endearing ties to bind Km
to the earth, a kind and affectionate companion
numerous relatives and friends, and in fact, eve-j
ry thing which would render life desira
ble ; yet during his illness which was painful in
the extreme, though retaining his faculties to the
last moment, he never uttered a murmur, but
expressed a desire to give up the scares of this
world, and meet his God, with the full assurance
of being at eternal rest. Why then shall we
mourn his loss, he has only paid the debt due to
nature. Nay, since it was the will of Heaven
rather, let us rejoice that he died as he had lived,
an honest man, the noblest work of God.
His gentle spirit's gone,
Beyond the scenes of care, -
Mid worlds of either pure it flies,
And bereaths its influence there. '
At Malmaison Pike County Missouri,
on Friday the 25th Feb. 1842, Henry Clay,
son ofS. J. McGuinis, aged three years nine
Months and fifteen days.
"Frankfort Commonwealth, Ky. will please
Bank Vote Tabic.
Bank of Missouri 12 prem.
do -do Branches. . ' 7 prem.
Bank of Illinois " . . . 7 prem.
City Warrants par standard
Bank of Cairo .-.......,
Miners' Bank of Debuque 5 dis.
Wisconsin Marine Insurance Co. . . no sale.
Bank of Mineral Point. ...-... no sale.
State Bank of Illinois 50 dis.
Ohio, country, generally .. par.
Cincinnatti 8 to 10 prem.
State Bank of Indiana. .... 3 to 4 "
Kentuchy Banks. . . . . . 6 to 7"
United States Bank Notes 50 dis.
Pennsylvania. . . . . . . . 6 prem.
Maryland and Va. Banks. . . 4 to 5 prem.
N' Y. and N. England Banks. 10 to 12 prem.
N. Orleans Banks, large bills. . .7 to 8 prem.
Arkansas Bank 50 dis.
Michigan Banks, generally. ... no sale.
Tennessee 3 dis.
Specie. - -- -- -- - 12 prem.
"VfOTICE U hereby given to all concerned, tha let
ters testamentary on the estate of H. M'Gowen, late
of Ralls county, Mo. dee'd., have been granted to the un
dersigned, dated the 7th day of March 1842. All per
sons having claims against hit estate are therefore re
quired to exhibit the same to the undersigned, within one
year from the date of said letters, or they may be pre
cluded from any benefit of said estate, and if such claims
be not exhibited within three years, they will be forever
JAMES IXLOE, Executor.
March 26, Ml. 3t.
OT1CE i hereby iven that the undorsirned
lias taken out letters of Administration on the
estate of Margaret Mills, deed, from the Ralls count
Court, bearing date toe Hlh day of February 1S4S,
All persons, ttierelore, who have any claims agaimt the
e'tuto of said deceased, are required to exhibit the
same duly authenticated for allowance, within one
year from the date of snid letters, or they maybe
prrciudeil Irom having any benefit of said estate and
ii men are rwu psrsenrea within three yenrs
Ihey will be forever barred.
DAVID MILL, Adiu'r.
Maids 2filh 1942. 31.
STATE OK MISSOURI,
County of Pike.
In the Pike Circuit Court Court, Missouri, Ftb
runry I erin, Ki.
Nicholas Murray and wife,
ife, PIUs. ") Petition for
(Ii'irs of John Owens Def
JVTUW at thi day the said petitioners present their
1 1 petition to the court, the nature and object of
which is, that John Owens, deceased, srezed of 160
acres oi land. Ivinr in the ominty of Pike, on which
dower has bee, assigned to his widow, and that the
title of said land rested in the said petitioner Ifester&
in tha ilefendents, William, Emily and Pulcina Ow
ens, and John, Berry C, Richard and Talitha Owens,
the last four of whom are none residents of this State,
and that the title of all said parties in said laud is
now vested in snid John Owens, except tnat of
thi said Hester, William and Emily, and praying
tparition of said land according to the rights the par
Ynn the said none resident defendants, are notified
that ualcss you be and appear before the said court.
on the first day of the next term, to be begun and
hfl'lnt the Court Home in Howling Green, nn the
fnuth Monday in June next, mid answer the said pe
tition the same will be taken as confessed aeain't
you, and that this order be published according to
aw. And this cause is con(i-iued.
A true copy of the order. . .
Te.t. 8. P. RODINSO.V, Oerk.
March 2Gtli. 1642 Ut
STATE OF MISSOURI,
Conuty of Pike.
In the Pike Circuit Court
Bill in Chancety.
David Curry, Comp
Geo. Stone, Pefn
Yeu tho said defendant, are hereby notified that
t the last temt the said complainant, br G. Purti-r
is solicitor, filid his bill accompanied by hi affidavit
that y ! ii are a non re-i-lent of this State, to obtain
the specific execution of a contract in writing excell
ed by vou for the sale to hnn of the following decri
bed land, lyinr; in said county, vix: E. of N. W.
qr. & 10 T 53 R 4 West; the wet 1-2 of N E i S
5 T 53 R 4 W. The W i i.f N w qr S 9- - S w i
f N E or Section 5 and the South East fourth of N
w fourth Section 9 T 53 R 3 went. Containing in all
21 acres- And it is ordered that you the said de
fendnnt be and appear before the said court, on the
first day of its next term, to be began and held at
the Court House in Bowhng Green in said county on
the forth Monday of June next, and answer said bill.
or the same will be taken as confessed, and the prayer
thereof will be decreed accordingly; and it is order-
d that a copy of this order be published in some
newspaper in this State for eight weeks successively,
the last insertion to be at least four weeis before the
commencement of the next term of this court, to
hichsaid cause is continued.
A true copy from the record.
Attest. S. P. ROBINSON, Clerk.
fT!0 hire a negro woman for the remainder of the
au pivmnifcio.iwiiu.i, it tonus iuu uuaiiuea suit.
iuitable for a house servant to do cookine and wash.
ingfor a small family is wanted. .Enquire of Levi Petli.
.tJd? " V" t
- EDWJN DRAPER,
March 1 9, '4 2.-3t,
. . ?
. African, by Imported Talenline,
HAS been removed from his former stand
at Palmyra, and will make his present rea
son at my farm If miles fiom Fulton on the
road lo Jefferson City; formerly the faim ot
Lewis Overton, where erery attention will
be paid to mares sent to hiraf having a jrnod
groom and plenty of good pasture. Th
public in general -are requested to call and
see Afiican before breeding to other horses,
as he has certainly superior claims to any
horse in our country. For pedigree in full
see bill in due time. I have also two other
line horses, which, if not farmed out, will
stand at the snme place. Gentlemen please
call and you shall be suited. .
March 26A 18423 , 'Proprietor.
Final Settlement. '
N077CE is hereby given to all concerned or intern.
ted in the estate of Alexander Allison deceased,
that the undersigned administratrix with the will exes).
of said deceased, will make opplication at th next Jfay
Term of the County Court of Pike county, for inal
settlement of my administration of said estate.
iaAKl AL.L1SUIN, Adfflr'x. .
with the will anexed.
arch 12, 1842. 4u . , j
ADMINISTRATOR'S SALE. V
THE unders gned administrator of the estate of
Cynthia Aon Vermillion deceased, on the 24th
day of March at inst. the late residence of said deceas
ed, nn Salt River in Peno Town.hip, will offer for
sale and sell . to the highest bidder; the stock of
horses, cattle, hogs sheep, household and kitchen
furniture, and farm ng utensils, belonging to said
estate, on all snms of five dollars and under, the
cash will be requiied over that turn a credit of 12
mouths will be given, the purchaser giving bond with
EXOCH UOSTETTER, Adm'r .
March 5, 1842 3t.
THE underpirtjpd Aifuiioiitrator of the estate of .
Burch Vermillion deceased, will sell at tha
residence of Cynthia Ann Vermillion, near Salt
River in Peno Township, one wagon one set of car
penters tools nod sundry articles of bouse bold and
kitchen furniture, belonging to the estate f taisl
deceased on Thursday the 24th inst. The Terms
will be for all snms of five dollars or less, cash for .
all sums over that amount bonds with approved se
curity, payable in 12 months after day of sale. ' -UESOX
March 5th 1K42 3t.
"VTOTICE is hereby given to all persons concerned or
i. v interested in the estate of Lewis Rogers dee'd.,
that the undersigned Executor of said deceased, will
make a final settlement of said estate, at the
next May term of the County Court of Pike coun
ty, in the state of Missouri, to be betrun and held at
the Court House in the town of Bowling Green at the
next may term of the County Court of said county.
March 2d 1842 4t
PUBLISHED IX THE TOWS Or BOWLIHO CBEEV KO,
TO BE DEVOTED TO CEXERAL ISTELLIGETOE,
MORALITY, RELIGION, LITERATURE AG
2jTHE undersigned Iiavinrr purchased the
"Radical"' office, designs continuing the publica
tion of a paper in the same place and under the
same name; but with this change in its course
party politics will be dispensed with. The prime
object and highest" aim of the "Radical" sjiall be
to profit and to interest the reader. In our .
ertions to accomplish these objects, truth solid
truth, shall be our guide our polar star; for we
do not believe that any individual or comroixii-
ty can be permanently benefited by" fulselittsd' or
Believing the welfare of society to be insepa
rably connected with the cause of education .
mnr:i 1 if V nrta nml nm-rfidtui-A iltA. . V fr
j, - - - ..w..u.., ucj ?4mIm ri;i:ii(?
our most cordial and hearty support. Foreign
and Congressional intelligence, with the current
news, shall be given at the earliest practicable
period. The columns of tha "Radical"' shall he
open at all times for the reception of respectfully
written articles from gentlemen of either of the
present political parties; each shall have a Cir
and candid hearing. As for ourseliV we shall
carefully avoid all party strife and political con
tention, considering it entirely unnecessary and
improper in us, aVthe conductor of the paper to
take sides with either party. Our motto shall be
"peace on earth and crood will toward all
Judging from the signs f the times, the peri
od has arrived when we should lay aside our sec
tions', jealousies and party prejudices, and rally
as a band of brethren, around the standard of -o'.ir
country's good presenting an unyielding
front to the wicked efforts that are now making
to sever the sacred chord that binds tarxthr iw
Having staked our earthly alu in the success
of the paper, we shall use our b i:
both physical and mental, to make It respectable
in its appearance and interesting k-5-:.i
the reader. And we look particularly to tkeei
Uzens of this and the surr0unding counties for
that support and encouragement wh;(.h &
enabled to yield to it, an,i u hir.h i c,:ii ;
susUing a pressure or elsewhere, the impor
tance of which, to the prosperity and improve
ment of any section of country, and the world at
large, is too well understood to need comment '
The terms of the "Radical" as heretofore,
with this additional arrangement: Any individu
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shall be entitled to the sixth gTatis.
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