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SATURDAY, AUGUST 1st, 1840.
Democratic Ticket Tor August
For Lieut. Governor.
M. M. Marmadukk.
John C. Edwaw.s.
For electors of Pres'uL-nt and Vice President.
1st. District Abm. Biru, of Cape Girardeau.
2d do Edward Dobtns. of St. Louis.
3d do John Houux, of Ray.
4th do V. G. Merriwf.tiiec, of Pike.
ftrWe arc authorized to announce MI
CHAEL JONES as candidate for Assessor
of Tike county, at the ensuing August elec
fJpOnr friends in the adjoining counties will, do
us great favor by forwarding us, a statement of the
lectios,to their icspective counties, as early a pos
sible. MORE DECEPTION.
. There isaa article going the rouods of the
whig paper, purporting to be a portion of a speech
delivered in New York, at the lute celebration, by
the Vice President. The language imputed to Hie
Hero of the Thame, looks very like to (be quarrel
which was id to hare taken place between Col.
Benton and himself. This it will be recollected
turned out to be no go. And so dons the "Tickle my
fancy story. The N. Y. Planet, says Hint during
the Vice Presidents "recent tour at the North, in no
instance has he n el the name of Grn. Harrison.
Mr. Tappao of Ohio, bis offered a lewarJ of oxk
tbochxd dollars, to any one, who will specify the
time and place when and where he used the forged
extract, which has been general'y published in the
whig papers. Will any of them correct the forgery?
fieorge Penn, of Saline, has been nppointeJ, re
ceiver .general of public monies at St. Louis, nnJer
the independent treasury act.
The letter wtiich the republican published latily
and which was taken from the Louisville Journal ur.
porting to be written by one James C. Smith, a res
ident of this eonnty, and dated at Frankfort Ky
we hare no hesitation in saying is -ithrr a hoax or a
forgery. We hare been at some pains to tnti'fy our
selves on this score, and we Curl that there is but one
scan of that name in the county ; that he has nut
been out of the Slate for the last six tnon.bs, and
snore than this, be has been a Federally, from the tim
whereof his memory runitb not to the contrary.
This publication is the latest indication of the droop
ing spirits and wanin- enthusiasm of the Whigs.
It is a strong prcmouitory symptom of nhat iiHaili
them next wetk.
We learn that the Stora-Ilouse of I. N. Bryon
A. Co. of Louisiana, was struck by lihtnin; ou Tucs
day morning last. Considerable injury was done to the
building, hut the merchandize, we are inioriucd, sus
tained no damage.
Tbe discussion at P.yuetville, pasted ulT pleasantly,
and profitably for tbe cause of Democracy. Tl
was a very respectable number in attendance both
days; and lh best spirit prevailed among our fiicudt
Mr. Emerson led oil, in a short and forcible sjctb,
aad was followed by Mr. Biggs, who went into a dis
enssioa of th Stale and Federal politics at some
length with considerable ingenuity aud ability
Mr. Smilb of Lincoln replied, iu a nod masterly and
effective speech. It was rtcived with great ap
nlaose. while the Wbies winced, and writhed under
Ihe heavy blows of his satire and eloquence. Dr
McClure of Auburn came next, &. delivered one oi
tbe moat wishy-washy.frothy, vapoury, windy full ol
sound and fury, signifying nothing," pieces of
cbool-boy declamation, we ever had the misfortune
to listen to. Tbe veteran C'ol. Boon, next re
sponded to tbe call, and with a few facts and in a
lew minutes demolished, Dr. McCluie' fancy-work.
Oa Taeaday Mr. Smith again enchained the attention
of his audience, for about two hours, and he in torn
was followed by the Whig wheel hone of Pike iu one
oT bis characteristic speeches, lull of indirection,
and sophistry. Wa left him speaking. Air. I'd i sou.
was to reply.
Owing to indisposition Mr. Wells, of Lincoln, was
aot present, as was anticipated. We regret that
fo want of apace, we are unable to present a more
detailed sketch of the proceedings.
. FOREIGN ITEMS.
By the British Queen
Hon. John II. Eaton, late minister to the
oourtof Spain, and family were passengers
in the Queen.
On the 24 th of June, a man by the name
f Oxford, attempted to assassinate the
Queen and prince Albert, while on their
evening ride. He discharged two pistols al
their carriage, and pleads insanity for the
Lord William Russell's valet, has confess
ed himself, to be the murderer of his master.
The wheat crop in England pro.nises to
Maisd Bounpart. Inthe House of Com
mons, Jane 22J, 1-ord Puhnerslon said that
he would lay Mudge and Featherstonhaugirs
report before the House in ten days.
' Thames Tonniu The excavation is so
nearly finished, that thev have begun to
move the houses in the Wapping side.
' la the Chamber of Peers on Friday the
Imw for continuing the charter of the Bank
of France, and also the Sugar Duties bill,
were passed. .
The latest important news is that the Civil
. . . . ,l v --i,
war in Spain is nearly over, and the t rench
THE TWO-FACED CANDIDATE
Gen. Ilarrisou was selected ns the ncmiuee of
the Harp;bnrg Convention, partly because he
bad expressed opinions, for and agninst most
oi me queslmns that distract the parties of the
country, and became he might be quoted in diflereut
sections of the Union, on different sides of the same
subject. He is a Gt emblem of the parly by which he
IS SU lIDOrterl. inmnni.j f r ru
r -wjiujcu u( ine tractions ui u us.
and bound together by no common principle, save a
desire foroiEce, the ccrt.Gcata hero, is a persona! em
bodiment of the principles, of the whig party. It
was a consciousness of this that caused the conven
tion to make no declaration of the principle, hy
which his administration would be governed. It was
a knowledge of -this fact, that caused thu confiden
tial committee not to depart from the policy, pursued
by the convention, nqd that induced the paper hro,
to say thit he woniJ answer "no ipicstions coming
from friends or foes." That we do no injustice to
thcjioor viaiu candidate, we refer to the followiug
In 1S22, he (ai l that he believed the bank of the
United Stales was unconstitutional, it being not one
vi those measure, necessary to carry any of the ex
pressly granted p jwers into effect." la the South
where a large portion ,of the whig party, believe a
Dank to be unconstitutional, tliii is a JduccJ as con
clusive evidence of his soundness, on this subject,
Mr. Rives in his address to the people of Va. last
Spring, argued nl Ieii;th, and stith great (.'lau'i'jility'
to convince bis conservative friends that he ouU
not give his sanction to a Xr.tionnl Bai.k. The a J
dress of the whig central committee of Va. look the
same ground. In contrasting him with Mr. Van Eu
ren, on the different 1'K ltions nliich hnre been con
sidered luc te.-tiof republicanism in that State, they
make use of this stroni; language :
" We answer, that upon tbe Tariff & Internal liu
" provemciiN he cannot Ub worse than Mr. Van li i
" reu, nvf have -!w n you : and as to the liank. Air
" unijualij'.td dcrfiralii l-'ial it sras vneonttittttio.ial
" s's brfire gu; and th.;re is no roason In brlievr that
hr is in f.n or of a II ink in any firm, for he is a-"sure-tly
opposed ton finvemmrnt Hint. A'firii
" we know or btiievi? fellow-citiiens, "cn. Iliili.im
"has inf on? opinion a'lttit 'i 17ji and thai it
" against it, ami wo fi'irl th.it we hazard nothing in
":iviti; tut he would not con.ilir any liiuk coti
"stitntionnl which, iu l.i o;.iuiuu wuuii!,if eit.iblitti
'ed, to both inexpedient ai.d pi iniciuus "
Such arc tin-lit r, w'.icli bi, hi i; I-, of Va. rutrr
tain uf lit Rank opinions. How il.fiVrti.t is it lute'
Is it not the burden of the song of every federal ora
tor and new-paprr throughout the State that ;e
rnii't elect 'jell. Ilanjson, bernute he will rive us n
i.k. I It not iu t:i moulh of rrv V. I;g V.i-tl a
.. ,i. , r. . r ' i
iun4iuniiiiii;.uaui - 0. i , ill ml
evil" of which they romvlain And jet his opiuinns
are known, aud there is no i.eies-ilv that he should
make a dcclaiation .f his sentimrn's fur fir- public
Ilcri lofiirc the oppOMtiou hae had rat.di'iates in
esrh of the divisions of the Union, who were sup
ported, in each section, bceao.-c of there opiiii jii.
agreeing with the sentiments cl tuc people in eaca
particular portion of the cr.nntry. In ITC Web-
ster st as run at trie .oiln, II .im-on in u.e Aorlti wes'.i
, . ......
... ... a. ...
aim tt mil- in n.c uu. .iicii riairriaini'ii oi iiiii
time, view suited to his particular tection. Now
instead uf three. tl.-v hnc one candidate with a sort
of political ubiquity, wiih opinions on all the great
hue.tintis, of the day, adapted to every lucridiao and
Thefi!lowinglettcr,fro;nthe lln. George
McHuiri.''. but a lew venrs since, lauded !v
will cim:ii:md nttentinn. We
have seen no.hintr fir a length of time that
bring together so forcibly, the true merits
of ihe present political contest. It i e n
VI,ii !.., fi
IMI.ltl-.-lli 1 l i(ll()fl 11 LUi t 11.11 HI 3tl I 3 t'l
. lit. v n..3tifa '1
the Smith is true, also of Miss
le ..iiiiui is ii uf, v: uisu:. iienavc
a comitiunitv of interest and feeling on most!
of the present chief magistrate al the coming
election. Missouri nor the South can ever
cast their votes for the two-faced, double-
dealing, and non-comniital, hard cider can.
didatc. The letter is in reply to an invita
tion, to a celebration of the 4 th July in Mil
Cur ia it IIii.i , Jnne 21th, 1610.
Gentlemen: I bare had the honor to receive your
invitation, in bohau of 'tlm cititt-ns or Bihlwin
county, who ire oppo-ed to the election of William
Henry II am. on to the i 'residency of the I mteJ
Stiitts,'" to be piescnt ol the ccli:brutioli of the ap-pronliin-
Anniversary of American Iudeprnilcnce,
in Milledeville. Though I a in constrained hy rir
cuinstances to decline ynur invitation, I concur fully
in your oppoitiou to the election nf Uencrnl Har
rison. If there-were no other ohjectious to his elec
tion, the audacious and insullin position he hat as
sumed of refii-itip to disclose his opinions to the peo
ple, on subjects of vil li importance to their welfare,
while asking their suffrage; for the highest Rice iu
their eift, aud the disguslin; inuniiuayy of lo cabin
and beer barrels, which would disgrace the orgies of
the lowest dernagoi-ue, by which his nomination has
been bernlded forth even by the hiplie-t of his par
lizatts, would be quite conclusive with me. I con
sider all this a gi-osaiid conteinptintis insult to the
people of the t'nited Stutcs;aad if a weuk, super
annuated old turn, utterly destitnta of qualifica
tions to sustain the dignity, or perforin the duties of
the office, could be elected President under such aus
pices, I slwuld consider it a reproach to our common
country. Hut as a Southern man, I have much crarer
ohjectiont to him. lie it a National Republican,
holding all the doctrines and principles of that par
ty; he was nominated by that party, and will sus
tain every measure which may be proposed by its
great leader. Mr. Webster never ottered a consti
tutional doctrine, and Mr. Clay never proposed a
measure tbat General Harrison bat not supported or
approved. In fact he will be a tool in the bauds of
these two gentlemen, and to elect him, would be to
adopt their principles and measures. If Southern
Statesmen are prepared (or this, I cannot believe the
people are. Ilavinr withdrawn entirely from the
field orpo iocs, msgastco witn toe everlasting scram-
fm w'hlclf gjr . p.r(y rolorin5 ,
of the subjects that detract the countrv. "kins Js lr;3, in demand; otter .V;.f C all ' ,,"rne,,io " eicbange
and we rnterlain not the least doubt but fur;.'" rent 'b i...uid and tiin?. ' r'.account
Missouri and the Southern states, will I . 7 -! ,,Uo,e A,,,cr":an "lh"- ,,(,II:ind IWt .cc,.i
c , . ,. i i . ., '"l ib- liana notes on band, ofother banks
found standing side by sue, in Hie support (.'rah Corn in s.ichs 25;30c: Wheat Specie
public measure, I beg it to be understood, that while
lam utterly opposed to the election of General ilar
ison, I am not the partixan of Mr. Van Buren, thongh
I would greatly prefer him to bii opponent. Toe
principles be has not only avowed but maintained
openly and firmly, are dear to the South; aad what
is equally important, J. try are lite principle, of hit par
ty. I am, geullemen, with great respect,
Your obedient servant,
Prkciojs iicrALs. The London "Minine-
Journal"' gives tl.e following tab:e t the
production of gold and silver tor lorty years,
viz: irom I7ai to 1C30:
Mexico, $22,006,569 921,413,175
Buenos Ayres, 17,CCS,422 120,811,880
Uussia, 1C 46 1,080 6,C79,916
Chili. 12.314,390 8.101,885
A total of cyht hunderd and thirty-lwo
lions two hundred and seventv-seven
thousand six hundred and seventeen dollars.
I.i the Senate, Julv 17ih, the till retroced-
tug .-iieviuuna and ueorptown t irgiiim,
wus the suhject of an earnest debate. On
motion of Mr. Wrimit, the bill wn htid upon
the table. not to be taken tip again at this!
session i'j to 1 3.
A bill has passed the Senate providing for
an explmation and survey of the North
r.asiern Doundary, under the direction of the
President and appronriatinir ihcrtv
a J as- -
A bill also pas.ed the Senate authorising
iiie Pivsideat 10 accept the services of 2.500
volunteers, to be employed in anil about Flo
rida for two years iocreasing the regiilr.r
annv t) that extent.
( )n the 1 7 ih, a inenioiial was receiver! from
the Presidents of three of I'm, l.nk.of il
Uistrici. asking a continuation of their char.
ters, and agreeing to pv specie for a!l their
.Mr. Alli:x said the u-SiiiIk in:ittnr vn :in
insult to Ihe Senate, nnd to the country, and !
on this question be asked the yeas and naystj
but the proposition f.iil.-d. " " '
.Mr. W ntf;iiT im.ved to refer it to ihe Dis-
trict Coinmittee. which was agreed to. j
Si 1 7)LTI.iA!linrflAuGi;.r 1st-
l-tcvii I lams, 10; 1 Ig round 78 scarce.
Siipnlv. scarce weiniote white.
I X 1 50203 Ter bushel, aCO'irdin" to (lUalitV.
i " i .. ' ..l
- " I .
l:i!b'r I IJ to 1 2'C. t UOiI supp! V
:,.,f,.... . . . - i' : .
. ' : a t tf . 1 1 111 i II. till Ujri.l, jt 1 II l.IIJ
51 -S ; t'iia;np.lilli $2 f $..
'. 'lj and S :.irc".
j -'"' v e quote sperm d3.r50; scarce
j in. nil, I ji.irie; dipr-ed i 2. 1 I scarce.
i it l .-. . i . .
s j!.'n i urn .o io ;, sales. 1-sOOil stliv
Cjfre Ilavanagrecn, I2'13i; Iiio1..4
'scarce. Java ICi'iitt: St. Poniingo
.5,..mrt T... i,.e. ... tl.. ur
.. " ' ......V. l', l III. lllll. 111.
, , ,, - ' ,
'15r2.); per Ptmcipe 20 i25. Ci-od stock
' .-. ,., rr, M .. :ii . i .. l r. T -n
, niri 5j(; H.'mp )lotlL'll lines Rl.
, ).:i:-tics'c O'l'ite fur 34 76.C -
( -1-1 a; 107121.; In t If ill supply.
i '""' 4
.'! .o. I, .sr.l; .o. J. 17; Ao. 3. I 1
. ;to 13: scarce Cod il-a, .$2 O0j$2 25; Hit-
j riii-.'. 1 1 to 13 i'nty,
Fntit Unions M 2-2 25; do M R 2 25
"2 50, cood supply. .SS Almond Id; IS; II
"' " lV "" ' 'Tii is I'll iii-r SKins oji
. .. II, - . . . , .
... nir , ,. f.n,.T.. r . ......, r...,-. ,.-...
355G: wild rat 30 75: "rev fox 50. hrar!
G0C5; 0.;ts 25a0
Hide., dry 8. in demand.
Hemp, At 5 pond demand.
Iron W it Co; baud 3; hoop 10 lol 2; round
and sunre C to II; sheet 9 to 12, castings 4.
Lard 8j10; scarce.
Ijca'i. Purchasers decline paying over
31 to .although small lots have been sold
at 31. We quote at 31.
Molassrx The supply is large, on leee
we f'-,ile it nt 3') by the quantity; 33:)5
AW There is a ood stipplv we quote
17. ?vo 9 rcht!.
Oil Sperm Winter Strained 1 35l 50;
Summer strained I 20.il 30; Tanner's .20
21 per barrel; Linseed I 37i1 25.
Pork I'Vcsh no salei, in bid. mess 12r 13;
jirime 9a 10, no sales of any conscqtipncr.
Hire 5 1-2'tCc. good supply; demand
Hum X. O. C2i75c; Jam. SI 50nl 75.
Sall'i I 50r;621 or bush J A 2,50a2:75
per sack; Kenahawa 50c; IB. .2n75rt3 25.
Sugar .nrgp. stock of X. (. sugar, in
store 51oG; Loaf 15 to 18cts.
Soap Eastern Xo. I, 8i9; Cincinnati
C t 7; (jood supply.
T'ointraMannfactured Missouri and
Kentucky, 10t25; Virginia 25i50 good
supply. In hhds no sales.
Teas Young II son C5a70; O. P. and
Tan Terbbl 5(iG;kew la25 good supply.
Whiskey- Sales made of row whiskey 22
a23 rectified at 23 and 25c fluctuating.
Wines Prices vary but little from last
weeks' quotations we quote Sweet Malaga
75; TenehfTc, $lal 50; Madeira, common
75c, best quality l 75a2 50; Sherry S2a3
Champagne 8a 15.
MAGISTRATES BLANKS of every de
sc.ription, for sale at this office.
STATE OF THE BANK OF THE STT OF
MISSOURI, AND ITS BR ANCIIEii XTHE
a a w It vsn a ww. . . m w IJIlrt
UlllUlLlll Ur Jtit, .
Bills dis. at parent bank 1,278,4170
at br. Fayette 16,749 09
at br. Palmyra 87,5;fl) fc") 1,534,700 St
Loan on State Bonds at parent bank
Domestic bills or exchange
at parent bank 1G9.7.V 1 4
at br. Fayette 17,760 DO 180,515 12
Susp'd debt at parent bank C",191 5!)
atbr. Talmyra ,4i),77 74,052 CO
Real estate at parent bank !4,lil9 15
at br. Fayette 7,045 (M
at br. Palmyra 4,310 H 65,:if4 95
I Personal property at par't bank 29 50
' at br. Palms ra 5 Oil 84 50
Fip'se acc't at pnr't bank 1C716 44
atbr Fayette 2,099 "3
at br. Palmvra t!,0:H 63 20.9S3 fe5
Due fm banks at par't bauk 206,49283
at br. Palmyra 50,447 37 256,930 20
Protest account at par't bank 234 07
it br. Fayette 4S DO
at br. Palmvra 60 73 367 7ll
State of Mo. at pai'ent bank 13,42 33
Bauk notes on hand of other hanks
at parent hank
at br. Fayette
at br. Taimyr
Cap stock owned bv State !l:.f'6'l 61
Io bv individuals 239,120 00 1,152,43 CI
Treasmcr United States
at parent bank
at br. Fayette
at hr. Palmyra
Interest and exebaogn
at parent bank
at br. Fayette
at br Palnirra
5.01 1 7
6. t I f-0
i ""'"7't f"nd
of br. Pa'lmyr. 1216HMW
Dae t.s bn'ks by par't hu'k 197,51130
j by br. Fayette :il, 1)51
i by bi Palmyra KI5S 15
n kh U It I.I Cashier,
$,alc nf tj,e pllnf f the State of Mhsonri on
Ac 30:'A June, 1840.
B'"ch B"k "l F"-""e"' nn
To Palmyra do 101,610 13
16.716 1 1
' Hills discounted
'',i,u on tnte llonils
Ik.. kill. ..r ...i
Homestie hills of exchan;s
lx; ne account
,",p ,rom "'''
. iaie oi .sii.snuri
. , l ......
on baud uf other banks
: Canilal stock paid in owned
' by State
' i Capilul stock naid in owned
by individuals 239,12100 I,I-2,4i:i til
it in- i.tn m
I n n.
1,1 Hi!) 22
.'."'.ni l 7
Hue to Hanks
fl.uik nf the ?lnle of .Missouri )
Si. Loni-, June SO, IMO J
II. SUfRI.PS, Ca shirr.
Si-tie of ihe Branch of the Bank nf the State
of Missouri, at Faycitc, on the 30.' Jan-:,
f 27 2,4 13 7"
LI. RIM TIES.
Bauk of the Slate of Missouri,
capitiil 5100.000 Oil
Io account current 31,440 51
Intemst and exchuoga
1 10,4?9 0 )
Ilannch Dtuk of the Slate of Missouri, i
Fayette. Jots at. IJ-).
C. F. JACKSON. Cashier.
' Sla,r "f branch of the hank ol Ine Slate
I of Mis.tuttri, at Palmyra on the 30th June,
lieu I estate
Bank nf .Missouri, special
Hunk notes on hand, of other
bnnks $:i.0t') 00
tu,VI3 6S 83,73 03
Hank State of Missouri, capital
Interest ami exchanges
Dun to banks
Brannh ttnk State nf Mirsnuri, i
Palmyra, June 3'.). 1340. $
8. D SOPTH, Cashier.
Editors of papers published in this State, will insert
the ahove statements to the value of tis dollar, and
forward their accounts to tbe Bank at St. Louis.
n. PIIL'RLDS, Cashier.
of. every desrription neatly executed at thin
CWe are authorized to announce Wnv
L. YAGER, as a candidate for the office of
Assessor of Ralls County, at the next Au
C" We are authorized to announce JAS.
ROACH as n candidate for Constable of Salt
River Township, ia Pike countr, al the. en
suing election. , u .' -.
07" We? are authorized to announce JAS.
II. DAVIS as a candidate for Justice, of tbe
Peace, for Cuivre Township, at the ensnjiDg
On the '29 of Julv. bv the Rev.' Mr. Johjc-.
son, Francis G. Howell, to Miss. Salli
As.v Hexrv, all of Pike County. r
DIE D: In this place, on Wednesday
last, after a short illness, Mrs. Mart Ann
Price, consort of Mr. Geo&ce B. Phice," pub
lisher of this pnper. .
The death of this amiable and interesting
lady has created a void, in her family, and in
the little circle in which she moved, not
easy to be filled. '"" ''-f. '.
Though she hud resided but a short tine,
in our village, she had endeared herself, to all
who knew her by the amenity of her man
ners, ihe refined intelligence of her mind and
by the consistency of her walk and conver
sation. She had been for some years a mem
ber of the Methodist Church, and in the per
formance of her duties in the varied relations
of life, she manifested to the world, her de
votion, and piety, and gave unerring evi
dences of the tiutli, and reality of her pro
fession. She possessed not only the form of
holiness, but she enjoyed ils substance.
Through the inscrutable n idom of that Prov
idence whose ways are past finding out, she
has been snatched from our midst, long ere
she hud reached the noon of life. A com- .
panion whose agonizing prief too truly at
tests, the severity of his affliction will mourn
his bereavement three innocent babes may
in after life, lament, they have been deprived
ol t!-c influence of her precepts and exam
ple; and the church will deplore the extin
guishment of her bright and shining light on
earth, yet they mourn not as those who have
no hope. She lives in immortality beyond
the grave, an I her soul dwells among the
spirits of the just made perfect.
In her illness, stranper as she was, every
attention was puid her which a fond and
dimting lmb:i!.d, and numerous friends, could
bestow. Although she was not surrounded
by relatives bound to her by the ties of
blood there were tho?e around her, in her
affliction, who appreciated her worth,and
wh' were forward in mtnifesting their es
teem, hv ncN of l indue and love.
D.'KD: At his residence, four mites east
of this plac, after in illness of some weeks,
Mr. John Watson, aged about 70 years.
Departed this life on the ISth instant, at
the resilience of Stauton Buckner, Esq., in
this place, arter an illness of fourteen days,
ALl'UED T. irJCKXEU, M. in the
25th year of hi.s age.
Dr. B. was just entering upon a life full
of honors to himself and usefull to the com
munity in whi:-h he resided. Xot endowed
with t:tients of the nio.-t brfl'iant character.
Dr. B. yet possessed a nvyid distinguished for
uncoiiimon strength and clearness. His was
precisely that order of intellect best adopted
to the most trying scenes of au eventful life
combining the penetration which iu tho
crisis intuitively discover the course to be
pursued, and tie firmness competent to
sustain a determination onc3 made-amidst
every per;!. Thoroughly educated a physi
cian (a: first) iu one of our best Western
Schools, Dr. B. luul ad J'd several yoars of
pructi -e. with constant reading and study, to
hi collegiate acquirements; and was rapidly
advancing to e.ninence in his profession
when he foii n victim to disease. Up to
which tint; he had lived, in the personal
knowledge of the writer, in the strictest bonds
f peace. (iuv.I so lax as he knows,) of per
fect friendship with every member of the
profession to which he belonged. As a roan,
he ever sought to make principles the rule of
life; and all his actions evinced those noble
qualities of soul which hae characterised
the best of men.
In the midst of the mo.st arduous profes
sional labors which the unhealtiiiness of the
present season required at his hands in com
innii with our whole medical faculty, he
found himself s;ul lenly prostrated with a fe
ver, doubtlessly suK'rinduccJ to some ex--tent
by the fatigues consequent upon his
practice. And from the first hour in which
he felt the hand of the destroyer. Dr. Buck
ner was struck with a presentment of his
approaching dissolution. To the ravages of
tin fearful malady that momently hurried
hint tm to the final catastrophe, we had noth
ing to oppose but the best skill of in.'dical
science, and the most assiduous attentions
to the case anil comfort of the patient. But
these were nothing. Once indeed a hope
arose tint he was better. He thought so.
But no ihe lamp was llickerinain the sock
et, and a more lumisous ray shone , up only
for an instant in indication ofiis iroinsr entire
ly out, which it son did, leuving the deeper
gloom behind.' ISuch as' never enjoved the
tcquaintance of ths deceased,' will never
now. appreciate his exalted character; whilst
those to whom he was intimately known.
wul leel how entirely lutue are words to-
con sole them for their painful bereavement.
quantity of old type, for sate at this-offices-
war in Ahica was only at its beginning.