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The Richmond Whig jays: The trial of
Semmes, charged with the murder of Profes
sor Davis, has been, on the application of the
(r We are authorized to announce JOHN
S. HUSTON as a candidate for the offices of j
Circuit and County Court Clerk, of Lincoln
Kr We are authorized to announce Dr. C.
H. BAILEY as a candidate for the offices of
Circuit and County Court Clerk of Lincoln j
We take the following summary of the
proceedings of the Legislature from the Re
publican: Jefferson Citt, Thursday Dec. 3d. 1 840.
Mr. English, this morning, offered a resolu
tion to the effect, that the Committee on Ju
diciary be instructed to inquire into the ex
pediency, (and to report a bill il necessary.)
of changing the number of terms of the Cir
cuit Court held within the several Circuits,
from three to two; of requiring notice of all
action brought in said Court at least 20 days
before the first day of the term, and every
action to be triable at the first term, unless
continued for good cause; that to facilitate
and expedite the collection of small debts,
the County Courts shall have jurisdiction f
civil actions above the sum of and not
exceeding dollars; that the County Court
shall not longer have jurisdiction in probate
matters, but that a Prebate Judge shall be
appointed or elected in each County; with
suitable provisions to regulate said probate
Court and the lees of said Judge, who shall,
ex officio be president of the County Court:
that the County Court hold theirsession once
every two months: and that the jurisdiction
of Justices of the Peace in civil cases be
abridged, so as to Graduate and regulate the
svstem hereby marked out.
Bills, to prevent frauds at elections to
regulate practice in Criminal cases to es
tablish the 10 hour system and a bill sup
plementary to an act regulating Justices
Courts, were read a second time and re
ferred to tiie Commitee of the whole house.
A bill for the divorce of Polly Jane Botts
from her husband a bill the better to secure
the safe keeping and disbursement of the
public moneys a bill to release the securi
ties of executors and administrators, and, a
bill to establish t! e County seat of Linn
Cruintv. were ordered to be engrossed and
read a third time, to-morrow.
The res"ltttion o'Tered vesterdav bv Mr.
Wool of Cjv.villiri on the President of
the B.mk tor further reply to the I4'h inter
rogatory of the ex i;H'!ti:i Co;ivnitees re
port, wa called on and adapted.
A bill ottered so;ne time ;igo by Mr. An
derson for the a hoi ti"f of imprisonment f"r
debt and to permit fraudulent de 'tors, was
pn his motion, referred t j t'le Committee on
The preamble and joint res .lu'ions ofler
edyesterdav by Mr. Anderson, on the subject
of a reduction of salary of the t.lnVers of ihe
Bank, :ind the introduction of a system of
economy in the management oltlie Rank,
wei'e called up by him. and t'l-n advocated
by an able sreecl,in which hs showed the
expenditures of the Bank, in officers' and a
gents's daries; the expense of the transpor
tion of specie, and the purchase of specie and
specie funds, amounted, in two years, to
$77,890.77. They were finally referred to
the Committee on the Bank, with instructions
to report by bill or otherwise.
There was also read a third time ami pas
fed, an act to extend the time for the redem
tion of lands sold for taxes and redeemed by
the state, to the first of. January 1843; also,
an art to la' out a state road from the town
nf New Madrid to Big Rait on Su Francis
The House then went into the committee
of the whole Mr. Parsons in the Chair, .Mr.
. helps took the floor, and advocated the reso
lutions of the speaker in an able speech of
upwards of an hour's length, when he con
cluded and the House adjourned until 3 P. M.
When I say "an able speech," I mean,
that the talent and ingenuity displayed by
him, gave evidence undoubted, of this being
a man of talents, though he failed to convince
all hearers, that the election of Harrison was
consumated in Indon.
We do not bet but we will guarantee an
oyster supper that there will be more rejoic
ing in Great Britain at the election of Gen.
Harrison than has been, or will be. manifes
ted at the same result here. Mark our pre
diction when we receive the British papers
annoucing his election. Mo. Argus.
The Baltimore Clipper published the fol
lowing: "We saw a rank loco foco and a
red hot British wh ig shaking hands yester
day, and congratulating each other on the
result of the election. The former had the
good sense to laugh all past animosity away,
and the latter had the politeness to keep all
exultation to himself. We did not know
which to admire most, the philosopher who
could bear his defeat with a smile, or the
gentleman who had fellow feeling enough not
to laugh at the expense of others."
Tux profession of agriculture. The
profession of agriculture bears with it none
of these evils. If there lives the man who may
eat his bread with a conscience at peace
with man and God, it is the man who has
brought that bread on earth by his own hon
est industry. It is cankered by no fraud; it
it wet bv no tears; it is stained with no
blood. The profession of agriculture brings
with it none of those agitating passions
;ch are fatal to peace, to satisfaction, or
the enjoyment of the common blessings of
life. The profession of agriculture presents
few temptations, by which health and char
acter are sacrificed. The profession of ag
riculture is favorable to health and long life,
to habits of industry and frugality, to temper
ance and self-government, to the cultivation
of domestic virtues, and to the calm and de
Iicous enjoyment of domestic pleasures in all
their purity and fulness.
A talkative woman is one of the most a
greeable companions in the world the very
sool of society. We like to hear a sprightly
woman talk so fast and so incessantly that
you cannot get in a word edgeways. It
frees you from embarrassment, promotes
sociability, and gives you a heart to slip in a
saying or two, whenever such a thing is pos
sible; whereas, silence is a bore not to be
endured, breeding awkward embarrassments
and restraints. Give
us a woman who
! knows how to talk.
O. K. "Vat zey mean ze letters O. K.
viz I see every day, almost two, tree, eleven
times in ze journal politique ofze dayf'asked
a French gentleman in a crowd yesterday.
"I read ze grand national affiir and ven I
come to ze end I behold O. K.! 1 glance
my eye to ze report of ze election, and he
begin wizO. K. and I never shall compre
Wh', sir," answered one of the compa
ny, looking very knowing "it means oil kor
rect." No monsieur," said another, "it stands
for orful katrastrophe."
"You're mistaken," says a third, "it means
oil for Kent."
"Wrong," exclaims a fourth, -it means oil
"Not right," says a fifth, "it means oil kom-
"It means Old Kentuck," says a sixth.
"No it isn't, roan out a seventh, who ap
peared to be a Cockney, "it is orrid calami
ty." " "That's wrong," says nn eighth, "it means
that the political writers having exhausted all
the words in the English dictionary, have
been compelled to resort to single letters to
express themselves. Therefore it's oil kom
pelled." The Frenchman was just as wise as ever;
and in great wrath exclaimed, "I should link
it vas mean oil krealionP
O. K. for the Lti'iKs. The New-Orleans
Picayune says: The ladies, God bless
them have decided that O. K. means only
kissing, nothing else in the world.
Returns (official) of Presidential Vole at No
vember Election, 1840.
Van Burcn. Harrison.
Audrain 122 132
Barrv 436 93
Benton i01 150
Boone 500 1112
Buchanan 1128 340
Callaway 626 881
Cape Girardeau 7C4 455
Carroll 182 112
Chariton 391 24 C
Clay 457- 649
Clinton 263 137
Cole 962 348
Crawford 2C4 210
Clark 206 240
Cooper 694 778
Caldwell 154 133
Davie 2C4 170
Franklin 552 355
Gascouande 636 136
Green 432 171
Howard 901 753
Jackson "11 426
Jefferson 321 '298
Johnson 374 225
Lafayette 475 500
lwis 602 542
Lincoln 543 462
Linn 235 93
Livingston 487 249
Madison 275 152
Marion 534 827
Lionroe 618 815
Liontgomery 262 344
Morgan 494 167
Macon 500 374
Miller 317 21
New Madrid 194 303
Newton 630 178
Platte 968 459
Perrv 339 319
Pettis 262 156
Pike 746 732
Polk 860 241
Pulaski 729 196
Randolph 405 515
Ralls 335 400
Ray 563 432
Ripley 325 15
Rives 421 299
St Francois 199 221
Ste Genevive 222 170
St Charles 459 586
St Louis 1874 2515
Saline 322 375
Scott 500 284
Shelby 226 233
Stoddard 308 69
Taney 258 000
Van Buren 360 208
Warren 348 342
Washington 514 479
Wayne 511 57
iu .1 auey tvumj ...w.w - - - - -
K..t ilifl names of the Presiden-
wwa,v Wl WW
tial electors were not inserted these being
a "11 . I . I
informal, of coarse win not oe couoicu.
Agreeably to a notice given, the Demo
crats of Lincoln county met in Troy on the
3Qth November, for the purpose of putting in
nomination a suitable candidate for the Clerk
ships of the county to run at the next August
election: Whereupon, on motion of Mr. R.
lisq., was called to the
chair and Jos. B. Arthur appointee' secretary
On motion of L. B. Sit ton, that the citi
zens from the several townships present, con
vene, and determine upon three from each
township to make the nomination: whereup
on the following were determined upon:
WaverlyE. Emerson, P. H. Gillian, P.
HurricineF. M. Luckett, J. M. Parsons,
Bedford J. Jenkins, Thomas East, L.
Clark S. M. Davis, A. B. Jones, A. II.
Monroe Wm. Carter, Robert Stewart, B.
Union l. B. Sitton, B. Parmer, William
On motion of Thomas Hammonds, the
committee retired and reported as'follows:
Resolved, That we have entire confidence
in the Democracy and ability of John S.
Huston, and do nominate him as a suitable
candidate for the Clerkships, and that we will
use all honorable means to elect him.
On motion of I- B. Sitton. Resolved, That
the chairman and secretary sign the proceed
ings of this meeting, and that the Editors of
the Missouri Argus and Salt River Journal be
requested to publish the same, and that this
JOSHUA KING, Chairman,
Jos. B. Arthur, Sec'y.
On the 26lh Nov. by Rev. William Davis,
Mr. Sheltov B. Farthing, to Miss Julia
Ann Glenn, all of Montgomery county.
In Montgomery county, on the 2 2d Oct.
Mrs. Lucinpa Glenn, consort of Mr. Thom
as Glkm.n, of that county.
On Saturday, die 5th inst , at his resi
dence, in St. louii. after an illness of a few
days, Col. George F. Stuotiieh, formerly ol
Culpeper, Virginia, but for several years
past a resident of St. Louis.
Mr. Stro her was a member of the Bar,
was a member of Congress from Virginia,
and since his residence here has held several
highly important offices; havinir served seve
ral sessions in the State legislature as a re
presentative from this county. A large con
course of persons attended his funeral to the
Episcopal buryinz ground. R'p.
On Tuesday, the 1st inst. at the residence
of her mother, in St. (harlrs, Mrs. Eastoii,
Mrs. Ri'ssrli.a, wife ofTnonA I Anif.box,
of Palmyra, now a riiciibcr of the Legisla
ture. STATK K MISSOI RI, )
Count t of Lincoln, f
Iii the Line ln Circuit Court. .Yurember
Term, 1 C40.
Jacob M. Pardon, On a P.ill in Chance
Complainant. I rv for execution of
vs. I specific contract for
Jamf.s Rapai.f. and j conveyance of Real
Thomas E. Smith, Estate.
4 T this day comes the complainant by his
solicitor, audit appearing to the satis- j
faction of the Court that the order of publi-
cation made at the last term has not been J
complied with; on motion of said complain
ant's solicitor, it h therefore ordered that
said James Ragsdale be notified by a publi
cation of this order, to be made in some
newspaper printed in this state for eight
weeks successively, the last insertion to be
at least lour weeks Df lore llie next ,lay term
ol tills COUrt; that said complainant lias tiled
in this court his bill of complaint against him.
stating in substance that said Kagsdalc on
the 20th of December, 1333, executed a ti
tle bond to said Smith for the West half of
the S. West qr. of section 3C. in Township
51, range 1 east, of the 5th principal meridi
an, binding him to make to said Smith a good
and sufficient warranty deed on condition
that said Smith should pay to him the sum of
two hundred dollars; that said sum of money
has been paid according to his contract with
said Ragsdale that said deed has not been
made; that said Smith has executed to said
complainant a title bond for said land that
said complainant has paid said Smith for said
land that a title deed for said land has ne
ver been made by said Smith to said com
plainant, and prays that said Kagsuale and
Smith be made defendants and compelled to
answer said bill of complaint, &c. There
fore, you, the said James Ragsdale, are re
quired to appear at this court, on the first
day of the next term thereof, to be begun and
held at the Court House in the town of Troy,
on the 1st Monday in May next, and answer
said bill of complaint, or the same will bs ta
ken for conlcssed against you; and the cause
is continued till the next term. C. Wells for
State of Missouri, )
County or Lincola
I, Francis Parker, clerk of the Circuit Court in
and for the county of Lincoln, in tha State of Mo.,
certify that tbe above is a true copy of an order from
tha records of said court in the case of Jacob M.
Parsons complainant, and James Ragsdale and Tho
mas E. Smith defendant), made at the November
term thereof, 1840.
Given under my band and tha seal of said Court,
at office, in the town of Troy, in and for
ScL said county of Lincoln, tbia 3d day of
v N December, 1840.
Dec. 12, 1640. ?t FRANCIS PARKER, Clerk.
STATE OF MISSOURI, )
County of Lincoln.
In tlie Lincoln Circuit Court, November
Bill in Chancery.
rX HIS day comes the complainant by his
solicitor, and it appearing to the satis
faction of the Court, on the affidavit of said
complainant, that said Richard Garrett is not
a resident of this State. It is therefore or
dered that said defendant be notified by a
publication of this order to be made in some
newspaper printed in this state for eight
weeks sucessively; the last insertion to be
made at least four weeks before the next
May term of this court; that said complainant
has filed in this court his bill of complaint
against him, stating in substance that the de
fendant in the year 1839, proved in the Land
Office, at Palmyra Missouri, his right of pre
emption to the N. E. quarter of section 30.
township 5 1, ranee 2 west of the 5th princi
pal meridian in Lincoln county, containing
160 acres; that said complainant subsequent
ly purchased of said defendant all his right
and title to sad pre-emption-to said tract of
land, ny an instrument of writing signed by
said defendant for the consideration of 525
dollars. 325 dollars was paid in hand that
the remainder of said consideration, to wit,
200 dollars was to be retained in the hands
of said complainant to clear the said land out
of the land office, as specified by said writing;
that by another writing said defendant bound
himpf to make to said complainant a deed
to said land, and to warrant and defend the
title thereto to said complainant, and to give
said complainant possession thereof, that in
pursuance of said writinz, said complainant
took possession of said land and sti!! holds
possession thereof; that said complainant
paid to the receiver at said land office, the
said sum of 200 dollars as agreed aforesaid.
and obtained from the land office the title of
the Government of the United States, to said
land in the name of said defendant; that said
defendant has left the state, and has not made
to said complainant a title for said tnct of
land, and prays that said Garrett may be
made defendant to said bill; that he make full
and specific answer, and that this court will
decree he title of said tract of land to said
complainant, &c. Therefore, you. the said
Richard Garrett, are hereby required to ap
pear at this court on the first day of the next
term thereof, to be begun and held at the
Court House, in the town of Troy, on the first
Monday in May next, and answer said bill
of complaint, or the same will be taken for
confessed against you; and this cause is con
tinued. Buckner, for complainant.
t.tz oe .Missouri,!
County of Lincoln. V
I, Francis Pjrkcr, clerk of the Circuit
Court, in and for said county of Lincoln, and
in said state, certify that the foregoing is a
true copy of an order from the records of
said court, made at November term, 1840.
-: i i i i i i
JSeal.) Oir.ce, at Trov, this 3d of Dec.
Francis Parker, Clerk.
CAMPBELL & CRANE,
bOW LIN; URKKN. MO,
nAVE oa hand a general aunrtn.rnt of merchan
die whirb they are ditpoed to sell on very
treasonable terms to punctual customers.
We have recently opened a new tock of gnodi
con-i'tini of rlolhs suitable for winter clothing; such
as broad cloth, cairneret, caoinrt, janes, lin
cey, Ac. Mackinaw blanket, ami other cloth suita
utile for ovrrcnats; roe and French tw.llrd bed
blankrts a superior article, sadil:e blanket, Ac.
AIo, a variety of gentlcmcni hats and cap., fur
and seal; stocks, cravat, vesting., if.
We have a large rtork nf bouts and shoes as fine
and as course as can he desired.
Al, a lare anrlment of rlnmestics bleached and
brown calicoes of various print an I qualities; silks
lf .hflWent color.; Indie. b..n nets, hosiery, rorrinncs
bombazine, &r. Ac. Rut it is iuipolhle to furui'h
a catalogue that will embrace every article; o we
repertfiilly iovile our (Virnds and the public general
ly to call andeiannne our stork of goods and prices.
We have a U'tial variety of groceries; Havana and
Rio coffee, by the sack or smaller quantity ; molaes,
MiKsr, tea, Alc &.C
We have a variety of hard and hollow ware, cot
lery, cVc. A superior article of axes and hatchets;
queens and glass ware
Also, books and stationery, 'candle, sperm slipped
and mould, dye stuff's, Vc. Ac. But we say again,
call ami see for yourelve.
N. II The above were bought for cash nrd for the
mot part at prices adapted to hard time, nnd we will i
rll accordingly lor cah down nrontAorf crrim. We
will also receive iu exchange fur goods, country pro
duce at the market prirps. We wih to hny hemp
seed, flax seed, butter, if good, eggs, heewax, tallow
and any and every thing which we can again convert
into goods or money. Nov. 7 tf-
MORE NEW GOODS!
CAMPBELL & CRANE,
TTAVE just received an additional supply
of Drv Goods, consisting of staple and
fancy articles, groceries queensware, saddle- i
ry, &.c. ice.
We have a general assortment of Drugs
and Medicines, including a variety of patent
and other preparations, put up in a manner
suitable for family use: such as
Bateman's drops, Godfrey's cordial,
Hive Syrup for colds and coughs.
Soda Powders, worm medicines.
Lee's Pills, castor and sweet Oil in small
Spirits Turpentine, oil spike,
Spirits Nitre, salts, magnesia, sail petre;
and in short, almost every article ever needed
Dec. 5, 1840.
HOODS for sale by
TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.
rpHE subscriber desiring to close op his
- unsettled business, hereby gives notic
to all persons indebted to bim for Tnr WaU
to come forward and close their accounts by
cash or note. He hopes that this notice will
be attended to.
He keeps on hand, and makes to order, all
kinds of TIN WARE, which he will sell at
low prices for CASH ONLY.
Dec. 12 3t. JUlilN LI. UKIAI.
ALL persons interested, ere hereby Motificst, ttat
tbe undersigned, have obtained from tha Cltfk
of tbe Lincoln coonty court, fatten testa mentery oa
the estate or Francis Henry, deceased, bite of Lincola
county, bearing date the 4th of Dec. 1640.
All person.tberefore, who bare any claim egeias
the estate of said deceased, are required to exhibit
the same duly authenticated for allowance, within)
one year from the date of said letters, or they mJ
be precluded from having any benefit of said Oa
tnte, and if sucb claim, ore not presented witkif
.hree yeai they will be forever tarred.
JAMES W. CAM PBEL, J .
JUDA MYRA HENRY.)"'
"jVTOTICK is hereby given that the onderetpl
ll bas takeo out letters of Administration oa t
estate of John Mackey deceased, from the Coaaty
four!, or Pike Co. bearing date Nov. 17th, 1840l tt
persons, therefore, who have any claims agaiaat tba
estate of said deceased, are required to exhibit tbo
some doty authenticated for allowance, wilbia oaw
year from the date of said letters, or they assy bo
precluded from having any benefit of said eslata, a art
if fuel, claims are not presented within Uuo y earo '
they will be forever barred.
CYRC8 MACKEY, Ada
Nor. 21, 140 St t
EVPOTICE is here by given that tho undersigned1
sL3 has taken out letters of Administration oa tbo
estate of Stcpnen Williams dee'd, from tbe Montgome
ry County Court, bearing date the 31st. Oct. 1840 J
All persons, therefore, who have any claims against taw
estate of jnid deceased, are required to exhibit tba
same duly authenticated for allowance, wilbia ana
car from the date of said letters, or they may bw
precluded from having any benefit of said estate, a ad
if such claims are not presented within three year
they will be forever barred.
ANTHONY T. WILLIAMS, Administrator.
REBECCA WILLIAMS, Administratrix.
Not. 2ath lc40 Jtt.
ST. LOUIS MARKET Nov. 19.
Bacon Hams, 12al4; Shoulders, 7taS
Sides, 8a9; Hog round 9 scarce.
Beans Market well supplied, and prices
have declined. We quote at 75c dull sale.
Butter 10 to 12ic. Good supply.
Brandy American 50a75; Cogniac $1
50r $3; Champaigne '2a.$'3.
Bees wax 22 to 24 and scarce.
Candles We quote sperm 8a50; scare
mould 15; dipped 13 scarce.
Cotton Yarn 24 to 25, sales. Good
Coffee Havana green, 13al4; Rio13a14
scarce. Java lCial8; St. Domingo 13al3o
Scaurs Melee 5a6; per m. Hav. M.
15z20; per Principe 20a25. Good stock
Cm daze Hemp bed cords $250: Grass
$2 00; Manilla plough lines 1 25; Manilla
rope 1516 Hemp plough lines $1 25.
Domestics We quote for S-4ai 7a6te;
4-4 at 10 121.; plentiful supply.
Flour, 4 to 4 50
FishXo. I, .$19; No.2.17; No.3, 10
scarce Cod fish, $2 00a.$2 25; Herring, 11
to 13 plenty.
Fruit Raisins M 2a2 23; do M R 25
a2 75. scarce. S S Almonds l&t!8; II
Fur y Peltries Shaved deer skins 354
45; red and blue do 35i45; lall grey 20a25.
winter grey l5nl5; raccoons 75a Jl 12;mink
35rt5G; wild cat 30 a75; grey fox 50, bear
skins ,sla3, in demand; otter $5a$B all
furs in great demand and rising.
Gin We quote American 62 a 75c
Holland .$1 50a 1 75.
Grain Corn in sacks 2 5a 30c; Wheat
621 ; Oats 25r30.
Hides, dry 8; in demand.
Hemp, 6 and scarce.
Iron Bar Cc; band 8; hoop 10 tol2; round
and square fi to 11; sheet 9 to 12, castings 4.
lard 3fll0; scarce.
I,ad.Z 871 a ,$4 00
Molasses The supply is large, on !eve
we quote it at 30 by the quantity; S3a39
Nails There is a good supply we quote,
71: No 3. 9 cents.
Oil Sperm Winter Strained 1 35si Wj
Summei strained 1 20a 1 30; Tanner's 20
21 per barrel; Linseed I 37al 25.
Pork Fresh no sales, in bbl. mess 18s
prime 15rtlG. no sales of any consequence.
Jium'S. O. G2la75c; Jam. $ 1 50al 73.
Suit On the lan.linz from boats, G A 2,23
L B 2 50 in store; G. A. 2 371 to 2 50 L. B.
.$2 75 demand fair.
Sugar 771; Loaf Sugar 16al8.
Soap Eastern No. 1, 7a8; Cincinnati
6 to 7; good supply.
Tobacco Manufactured Missouri and
Kentucky. 1025; Virginia 25a50 good
supplv. In hhds no sales.
Tea Young Hj son 70a75; G. P. and
Tar Per bbl 5a6;keg lal 25 good supply.
Whiskey Sales made of raw whiskey 2t
a23 rectified 23c. in store 24a26.
Wines Prices vary but little from last,
weeks' quotations we quote Sweet Malaga
75; Teneritfe, $laf 50; Madeira, conusor
25c, best quality $1 75a2 50; Sherry $a
Champacne 8a 13.
of every description neatly executed at thi
AG 1ST RATES BLANKS of every d
scription, for sale at this office.