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hare certainly carried the Sate, and
a majority in both Houses of the Legis
It should be reme.nbred that the ma
ty for Harrison, vu near 25.000.
In Georgia, McDonaio, (Dem.) so far.as
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Wo have a majority as vet hv inint
Hot in the Legislature, of about 50 Let
Borne in mind that the Whigs last Ses
had a majority of 32.
New Jersey it is opposed that we have
ijonty of the Domilar
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I 1000
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eraham " dominant in the Legislature
CO n R1- fr HR,USO!T' was near23r
CO. The Balumore Patriot thus apeak, of
the election is this State.
"In New Jersey, that noble little State,
that gave a larger majority for Harrison than
was ever given at any previous election for
any State candidate, has barely escaped fall
ing into the hands of the Loco Foccs. In
the council, the parties are equally divided,
9 Whips and 9 Loco Focos. Id the 9rr
My, the Whigs have a small maj!," auttnt
o p-ve them a majority on joint ballot."
The reign of Whiggery is indeed short.
In lookingover the last numberof the" Argus"
we find that the claims of numerous individ
uals are advanced for nomination at our
State convention. We discover that the
name of our esteemed fellow citizen, the
Hon. RatlifTe Boon, is again presented from
:a different source by "a voice from Lin
coln." T 11ie pr0prietor of the "Argus" has dif-
4 wed of his right in that establishment, to
iT.-S?enn, jr. of Louisville Ky.,and Gen.
V. P Van Antwerp ofBurlirigton Iowa Terri
tory. Mr. Penn has long been known as
the able and talented editor of the "Louis
ville Advertiser," and has ever s'cod deserv
edly high among the Editorial Corps of the
country. Gen. Van Antwerp has been for some
time acting in the capacity of a receiver of
public money at Burlington, and is spoken
of as an experienced and ready writer.
We sympathise with the readers of the
"Argus" in being deprived of so valuable an
advocate of their principles as Mr. Corbin,
TvhisServices to our common cause are
hi- ify appreciated, but we congratulate them
in having his place supplied by too such able
and accomplished writers. The word "Re
porter" is to be substituted for "Argus," and
jthe subscriptionjist of ww. Tranfrrd ti.
new proprietors.
another column will be found the Prosper-
Hkalth of Vicksburgh. The Vi' ksburgh
Sentinel of the 14th inst says: "The insat
iable genius of pestilence still marches among
us, and as our population diminishes his rapa
cious appetite seems to increase. We he .nl
yesterday of twenty new caes, among
wSom were C. E. Harrison, Esq. Miss
Eatch, Mr. James Campbell, clerk for Mr,
McDowell, Henry Lee. the barber, and a
,C"-ruah ctetk for Praises."
Mr. Editor:
The gentlemen of Bowling-Green and its
vicinity, are requested to meet at the Court
House on Saturday the 30th of Oct., for the
purpose of organizing a Debating Society
It is proposed that those who are favorable
to such an institution, meet at early can
die lighting. A full meeting is anxiously de
sired.
' JUVEXIS.
DEMOCRATIC MEETING.
At a meeting of the Democrats of Lin
coln county, held at the Court-House in Troy
Mo., on the 20th of October 1841
J M. Parsons was called to the chair, and
F. M. Luckelt, appointed Secretary. Af
ter the object of the meeting was explained
siw fJi Thair. Genl. Ilun hmuh. was called
feu to add res the meeting which the'Sid in a
1 short but appropriation manner when Mr.
I G. W. Huston submitted the following reso
lutions.
Rtlsolvedt That it be recommended to the
Democratic voters of Lincoln Co. to meet in
their respective Townships, on the 2nd Sat
urday in November being the 1 3th day of
said month, and select their delegates to rep
resent their Townships in a county meeting,
to be held in New Hope on the 8th day of
January next.
Resolved, That each Townhip be entitled
to three delegates to represent them in the
general county meeting in New Hope.
On motion ine meeting aajournea.
J. M. PARSONS, Chairman.
F. M. LUCKETT, Secretary.
comuincATsn.
Jltr Editor.
a: In the "Misrouri Argus," of the 23rd
feepl. ult. there appeared an article over the
Signature of "a Democrat; proposing to the
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people of Missouri, the name of the Veteran
Democrat the Hon.IL Boon of Pike, as one of
the Candidates on behalf of the Democracy
of this State, for a Representation to Con
gress. As the nomination of Col. Boon would
be highly acceptable to that portion of the
democratic party with whom I have the plea
sure of an acquaintance, and as the article
in question is believed to make a fair and
equitable exposition of Col. Boon's '-claims,
I am assured by the solicitations of many
friends to request its republication in "The
Salt River Journal.''
A Vote from St. Charles.
We should take pleasure, in complying
with the request of our St. Charles corres
pondent, if we were unabled to do so. We
have mislaid the number of the Argus, con
taining the article referred to, and are now
unable to find it. If any of our friends will
furnish us, with it, we will lay it before the
reader, as soon as possible. Ed. Journal.
Tot the Journal. .
Mr. Editor: From an article in the
"Journal," of the 23d inst. over the signa
ture of "Honestus," I discover that the plan
which I suggested forassertainingthe prefer
ence of our county, between aspirants for
nomination at our state convention, had failed
to meet with that approbation from the friends
of all parties, which I had reason to expect.
Entertaining as I ever have, the greatest a-
version to all kinds of newspaper controver
sy, and distrustful of my ability to attract
with success the serious attention of you 7
readers, I reluctantly offer for the second
time to encroach upon your columns.
The ridicule with which my former com
munication was received bv one at least.
would serve under ordinary circumstances
to have detered me from again appearing be
fore the public; but impressed with the firm
belief, that my suggestions were worty of
mature consideration, and of final adoption,
I am encouraged in defiance of anv opposi
tion with which they may meet, to attempt
to sustain them with unabated firmness, and
with an unchanging sense of theft justice and
importance.
Passing by without notice, at present the
motives which "Honestus" attributes to me,
in my former communication, but which are
in the outset positively disclaimed, I will at
tempt to notice some of the objections urged
against my proposition. He says that "such
nffirirlf proceeding, a that recommended
by Justice would if adopted, present id ano
maly as strange in its character, as it would
be destitute of a precedent in our political
history," and expresses in the ensuing sen
tence, great and just surprise at the idea,
that "one body or set individuals with dele
gated powers only, should take upon them
selves the authority toins?nict another body
or set of individuals, of similar or like char
ar.ter with themselves." It is true that we
should hesitate to adopt any - scheme, that
may conflict to a great extent, with old and
established rules, and that we should sooner
embrace a plan which has the sabction of pre
cedent, than one which if carried into effect,
would be an "anomaly in our political histo
ry." But where a want of precedent, is the
only serious objection that Can be urged a
gainst a proposition, we must acknowledge
that our abhorrence to its adoption is not so
great as that manifested by the over-scru-plousuIIonestus."
If the world had always
been made up of such men as he, and had
stopped at every trying stage in its history,
for want of a precedent by which to be gov
e II d, they certainly would not have advanced
very far in the science of political ethics.
The idea that this should constitute an in
superable objection, is indeed to us rediculous
ly absurd.
In looking however at the very structure
of our gover"g.t. and th process of car-
rying out in many instances the puouc win,
we find that our plan is not without the pale
of example, or a precedent in our political
history; and that no such objection as that
urged by "Honestus" in reality exists. A
government composed of the representatives
of the people, where that system is at all com
plicated, renders it often necessary to multi
ply their agents in order to render their will
effective, which agents act not as the execu
tives of that will, bat as the means of con
veying a fair expression of public sentiment
to other bodies- If these' delegates appoin
ted by Township meetings were "of similar
or like character," with those appointed at
our County Counvention, I then should bo
inclined to doubt the propriety or "their
right to instruct the others, or if they were
to take upon themselves the authority to
instruct" those who war their equals in eve
ry respect, it should be said that they were
exercising a power that did not belong) to
thtnv But the truth is that their characters
would be totally 'dissimilar and unlike and
that they would take nothing upon themselves,
but would have duties imposed upon them
b j the people. They would be appointed to
act as the mere representatives of the expres
sed will of their respective Townships the
other delegates to carry into effect that will,
when thus ascertaind. The one would con
stitute the medium, through which the peo
ples preferce is to be conveyed the other
the instruments who are to execute the wish
of the people, thus made known to them.
In this consists the great difference between
these delegates, and which therefore obviates
the principal objection advanced by Hones
tus, and leaves him no longer an object of
surprise and ridicule.
No one I trust is so vain, as to question
the right of the people to instruct their
known agents, and the representatives of
their sovereign will, and also that they have
the right to appoint just so many agents as
they mny deem necessary aiiu-'useful in ren
dering their wishes effectives This conced
ed I can discover no earthly difference,
whether their will were expressed simultane
ously by every voice in the county, or
through individuals selected for that purpose.
The object is to ascertain the choice of our
county, and that mode which subjects the
people to the least inconvenience, and at
the same is the most probable method of as
certaining the true feeling of the party should
certainly be adopted. That Township meet
ings enjoy these advantages, and that they
offer great facilities for obtaining a full ex
pression of public opinion is manifest. It is
well known that there is no contemptible por
tion of our party, residing in remote portions
of the county, who could not attend a coun
ty meeting without great inconvenience.
By holding Township meetings, these obsta
cles in the way of as.-ertaioing the public
preference, would in a great degree be remo
ved, and the probability of rendering the pub
lic voice superior to the will "of a few self!
constituted aspirants for office" would be
greatly increased.
But "Honestus" urges an another objection
to Township meetings, which will apply e-
qually to every other kind of primary mee
tings of a political character, and with
much more propriety to the one which
he himself suggests. He says "that they are
usually called at the request of a few de
signing political wire workers, who avail
themselves ot personal, and local influences
to operate" upon the people.
That political meetings have been frequent
ly rendered subservient to the purposes of a
few intriguing politicians cannot be doubted,
but why Township meetings should be more
liable to unworthy influences than other
meetings, with like objects in view we can
not very readily conceive. County meetings
in one instance at least have come under the
suspicion, of being directed in their proceed
ings by the secret machinations of "political
wire workers,' and I do not thiflk that I
should deviate very greatly from the truth,
were I to say that they as often assemble at
the call of designingand ambitiouj aspirants,as
other public gatherings of a political charac
ter. We do not however place so little con
fidence in the intelligence, and good sense of
the Democracy of "Old Pike," as to suppose
that they can be gulled by every demagogue
and "political wire worker," who may strive
to influence their descisions, but reposing the
utmost reliance in their honesty of purpose,
and in their ability to discern merit from its
reverse; we are willing to see all questions in
which they have an interest refcred to them
as the proper tribunal.
They have been too well drilled in the
ranks of party strife to allow them at this
late day todeviate from the path which experi
ence has taught them, leads to their best in
terests, and they have too near at heart the
welfare of the party to which they belong
to suffer their principles to be trifled with
by the designing politician.
But Honestus intimates that if we embrace
the plan proposed, it would serve to increase
the spirit of faction which prevails, I ask in
what manner? It was partly with a view to
allay that zeal on the part of the' friends cf
the aspirants which has a tendency to shat
ter our ranks and weaken our strength that
the scheme in contemplation was suggested.
Let the will of the people be known, and we
risk the assertion that it will exist no longer
as he who would solicit the support of our
delegates when the voice of the people whom
they represent was against him would meet
with, and would merit the contempt of both
friends, and foes. The character of those
gentleman whose names have been presented
for nomination, is such as to afford an ample
guarantee, that they would no longer press
their claims at least before the Democracy of
our county, but would rather act in union
& concert than to prejudice hor inter ests in the
slightest degree. We have seen thewi in dare
past fighting side by side with us.for the inter.
est of their common party who as a Spartan
band had manfully to resist for years ihe
almost overpowering current ot superior
numbers, and we cannot believe that now
when victory has perched upon our standard,
we have among us one who wo uld blemish
the fair name, which he has acquired by at
tempting to build his own prospects upon the
ruin of his friends.
In reply to that portion of the communi
cation of "Honestus." in which he denounces
my "project as a direct reflection upon the
delegates" already appointed, I believe that
there is nothing in the plan proposed to au
thorise such a conclusion. They were ap
pointed to carry out the will of our county;
and this project is nothing more or less than
to ascertain what that will is It is to mark
out the course which ,they are to pursue
a course which they o the wise would tread only
at hazard. From their acknowledged moral
political & intellectual worth, and from their
deservedly high standing id our community, I
could not imagine that they would act other
wise than with minds unprejudiced by per
sonal preference, and free of all inclination
to place their own choice in conflict with
those whose servants they are. But with
the lights before them we strenuously deny
their ablity to discharge with satisfaction
to the friends of all parties the duties imposed
upon them, from the numerous doubts arising
as to who should receive their support.
In conclusion Mr. Editor, I would notice
the propriety of immediate action upon this
subject in order that the known choice of
our county may be suffered to operate to its
full extent at our State convention. From
a long residence of most of the aspirants
among us, the claims of each have been suf
ficiently known, and have been amply can
vassed in the public mind, and all that is re
quisite to confer upon "old Pike," an honor
which she so richly merits, is to make
known in time her wishes to the State. By
an adoption of the plan proposed, every dif
ficulty will be readily obviated, and peace
and harmony will again take up their abode
among us.
JUSTICE
"UXi VEiisif Y OF THE STATE OF
MISSOURI. , ,. .
THE preparatory department of this In
stitution was opened agreeably to pub
lic notice, on the 14th of April, and is now
in successful operation. Although the tall
organization of the Univesity will not take
place in consequence ot the temporary un
productiveness of its funds, before the au
tumn of 1843, provision has been made for
the formation of the regular collegiate clas
ses, on or about the first of December of the
current year. With a view to the thorough
instruction, and discipline of the institution,
the numberof its officers will be increased
ai the commencement of the collegiate year,
and the necessary books.and apparatus, both
Philosophical and Chemical will be provided.
The subjoined schedule exhibits substan
tially the course of study to be pursued in
the University, and serve as a guide to young
gentlemen who may be desirous of connect
ng themselves with either of the regular
classes.
Preparatory Department English, Iitin
and Greek Grammar, Caesar's Commentaries,
and Virgil's Aenied 4 books; Greek Testa
ment, (gospel.) and Gr. Minora, Geography
and Arithmetic.
Freshman Clans First session Sallust;
Antiquities Fisk's; Gr. Maj. Xenophon's
History; Algebra begun.
Second session Algebra completed; Ho
race begun; Xenophon's Memorabilia; Ge
ometry begun.
Solphomore Class First Horace com
pleted, Geometry completed; Gr. Majora
Oratory; TrifeoDometry.
Second Cicero De Oratore begun; Ho
mers's Iliad; Mensuration, Surveying, Navi
gation; Jamison's Rhetoric; Conic Sections
Analytic.
Junior Class First Calculus Differen
tial and Integral ;De Oratore completed; Che
mistry,
Mineralogy and Geology; Natural )
Philosophy
Second Gr. Majora Critics; Nat. Phil,
and Astronomy; Botany, Nat. His, and Phy
siology; Tacitus.
Senior Class First Logic and Rhetoric,
Whateley's; Intellectual Philosophy; Ethics,
Way land; Civil Polity, and Constitutional
Law.
Second International Law; Modern Lan
guages; Christian Evidences-.Political Econo
my, Say.
The regular entrance examination will
take place on the second Wednesday m No
vember next.
Candidates may be examined subsequent
tlv in vacation, or during the session.
J. H. LATHROP,
President of the Universary.
Columbia, August 20, 1841.
N. B. Will each Political and Literary
paper in the State friendly to the cause of
Education and the State University, give the
above one or two insertions in their pa
pers. "g30
JOB WORK
Neatly executed at this Office for
CASH
and for CASH ONLY"
MISSOURI REPORTER
rpHE undersigned, under the firm of Pmi
& Van Antwerp, proposes to publish a
newspaper in St. Louis. It will be their aim
to give early intelligence of passing events,
and frequent satisfactory notices of the prin
cipal markets of the country,- with an accu
rate Price Current of this city. The paper
will be utilitarian the champion of ail con
stitutional measures designed to lessen the
dangers of navigation, and protect and cher
ish the vast inland commerce of which St.
Louis must be regarded as the centre.
A portion of the Columns of ihe Reporter
will be devoted to Literature and Poetry',
for the gratification of those who consider
variety the spice cf life; and another portion
to agricultural interests, and improvements
calculated to develope the varied and une
qualled resources of Missouri, Illinois &c,
and the superior advantages of St. Louis
a city destined in a very few years to eclipse
all her sisters of the wesU
The politics of the Renoftar will be deci
dedly Democratic but whilst it will firmly
and fearlessly maintain the just and genial
pnncipies or me great party of which it is
to be an humble organ, its course will ever
be strictly decorous. Abtse makes no con
verts; virulence only serves to weaken
good cause. It is therefore our fixed deter
mination to exclude personalities; as far as
it may be possible to do so, and uniformly to
decline the publication of articles unnecessa
rily inflamatorv, or calculated to produco
broils, sectional jealousies or schisms in the
party with which we have hitherto acted
Our business will be to follow, not to lead;
to exert our energies to promote harmony
throughout the great Democratic family; to
impress upon the minds of our political breth
ren the vital butsomtimes disregarded truth
"in union there is strength.
The first number of the Reporter will be
issued about the fifteenth of December next."
It will be somewhat larger than the Washing
ton Globe or Intelligencer, and will be pub
lished on the following terms:
umir paper, bnir yearly Id dvaaee, 110 00
Semi-weekly, io advance, - 5 00
Weekly, do-----..-... 3 00'
It is understood, however that the subscri
bers will net be calleed upon to pay before
they received the first number of the paper.
Advertisements will be inserted annually,
or otherwise, at the usual rates.
Arrangements are in progress which will
enable us to add the subscription list of the
Argus to that of the Reporter.
S. PENN Jr.
V. P. VAN ANTWRET.
TROY JOCKY CLUB RACES.
WILL be run over Ihe Troy courte It ailei
Wet of Troy, on Tuetdaj tbe Sth October
nut; mile heat, for a purto of $50 entraace, 10
per cent on the amount of the purie.
On Friday the 29th two mile heiU, pane one hun
dred dollars entrance, 19 per cent on the amoant
of the entrance.
On Saturday the .10th mile beatr, bett three ia fire
for the entrance money of the two proceeding dayr,
entrance $15 dollar, entrance money to be added to
the pnrte.
The following rule war adopted by the club ao
peroa ball itart a hore for any pone under tbe
control of thia Clob, other than a member, aad bo
being a citizen of St. Cbarlei, Warren, Montgome
ry, Lincoln or Pike Counties nd at leait one third
interested, and at the lanietime producing proof tbat
hii hone belongs to one of tbe abotV coonties aat
less tbaa three months previous to tbe day of
rnnoing.
By order of the club
The Secretary.
Sept. 55, 1941.
LIST OF LETTERS,
3 EMAIXING in the Post Office at Trov
Mo. on the 1st day of Oct. 184 1,'
which if not taken out within three months
will be sent to the General Pest Office as1
dead letters.
Anderson Presly,
Alexander James
Adeiton M. L.
Allen Carey
Biggs Talbots
Brown James
Blanks Joel
ClifTt Wm.
Norris W. C.
Nowiin D. W.
Owen Jamas
Owen Wm.
Philip or M'Ginis
Fearce Dan'l.
Parker Francis
Porter Wm.
Rosson Wm. II. P.
Robinson Abial
Rei'a Mrs. Elizabeth
Stone P. P.
Trial James
Terry Emanuel
Tipton Jonathan
Vance James
Wilson Newton
Woodson Joseph L.
Wheeler Charles 2
Wilson Alexander
Wright F. M.
Welch Thomas R.
William Mrs. Eliz.'
Wells Carty
Wingfiel R. C.
Wheeler Mrs. Nancy .
Y0U03 William. 0
Clerk Lincoln C.
Clare Allen
Case EJiza
C.
Davis Silas M.
East Thomas
Ealconer Mrs. E.
Frazier Wm.
Forbush Sylvander
Gose Christopher
Giles Ephiaine
Glore A. C.
Galloway John
Hopkins" Isaac
John Abraham
John Abrahm H.
Kennedy Mrs. M.
Litton & Beaverton
Laughen Henry
Miller James M. Q.
juh s. HUSTON, P. M.
Persons calling fordead letters will pleas
say they are adveitised.
CAUTION.
CIRCUMSTANCES beyond my trol. having
S compelled separation between meaad T
Hannah Spratt, having mutually agreed to baa seoa
rate, and apart from aacb other, and bavin taadtV
suitabla provisions for her anpport.
I hereby caution all persons against frosting bar on
my account, as 1 will pay do debts of bar ontraet
ing after this date.
, . WM.SPRATT.
Fovhng.Grtn, Ort. 23,lHat.
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