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' - JOB PRINTING i ...
Of every description; executed with neatness and
despatch, and on the most reasonable terms.
Handsomely printed, kept constantly on hand, and
tot sale low. .
(Messrs. Wm. D. Melons and N. B.Coatis,
re our authorized Agents, at Huntaville.
Doct. Wm. Everett,
HAVING located permanently in Fayette, of
fers bis professional services to the citizens
of the place and vicinity.
03rOffice on the public square, three doors
above the store of Hughes, Birch & Ward, where
be can generally be found.
ftT Residence 2d door below the Bank.
' Fayette, May 10th, 1846. 10 tf
' Doct. A. S. Dinwiddle,
GRATEFUL forpast patronage, still continues
to offer his MEDICAL SER VICES to
the citizens of Howard County.
OrOfTice on the South Eastside of the public
quare, where he can usually be found in the day;
sdt night at his residence, west of the Baptist
Church, at the former residence of Gen. Wilson.
Fayette, March 21st, 1846. 2 10m
Drugs, Medicines, Books, fcc,
AT REDUCED PRICES,
BY WM . R. SNELSON,
VTJST received and now opened, a large and
tj well selected stock of
Drug; Medicines, Chemicals, Patent Medicines,
Paints, Dye-stuffs, Perfumery, Glass, 4-c,
which having been purchased and carefully select
d by himself in person and will be sold at a great
reduction on former prices.
Particular attention paid to filling orders from
ltrysicians, with fresh medicines, at a small ad
vance on cost.
A full assortment of School Books of every de
scription, which will be sold lower than they can
be purchased this side of St. Louis. Arrange
ments have been made which will insure at all
times a complete assortment.
Also, Medical, Law, and Theological Books,
Hovels, Poetical works of different authors, Al
bums, &c, all of which are offered at prices
which cannot fail to please.
Fayette, April Uth, 1846.
Pure White Lead.
THE subscribers, agents for the sale of Glas
gow ti Cuthbert's celebrated White Lead,
will keep a heavy stock of all qualities on hand,
and aell at Manufacturer's prices, and charges,
. Pure, per keg, $1,901
..Extra, " 1,80 25pds.
These are strictly cash prices, and no account
will be made under any circumstances.
HUGHES, BIRCH d WARD.
Fayette, april 25th, '46.
(KrREMARKS ON THE VIRTUES OF THE
HEBREW PLASTER The numerous and as
tonishing cures this remedy has, and is constantly
performing in the most obstinate cases of Rheu
matism, Gout, Pain in the Side, Hir, Back,
Limbs, dj-c., have fully es'.ablished its reputation
beyond a doubt. And not only is it tho most
powerful agent known in removing all Seated and
Local Pains, but in Scrofulous maladies it has
been found equally efficient, having been employed
. ASTONISHING SUCCESS
in the radical core of Kino's Evil, Eruptions
o the Skim, Ulcerations, 4c in all cases of
which its effects have been satisfactory alike to
physician and patient.
By way of explaining the soundness of this
simple and unsophisticated mode of treatment,
we will here state that the surface of the human
body is a succession of perspiratory tubes so min
ute as to be imperceptible to the naked eye, but
when examined with a microscope are readily per
ceived, and their office easily determined.
Tbe learned Wilson counted the perspirstory
tubes on the palm of tbe hand, and found 3,25:1
in a square inch, each of them having an append
ed gland which extends throughout the system.
It is by this means that the powerful health re
storing properties of the Hebbew Plasteb are
manifested; its vistues entering those tubes, are
Immediately transmitted to every part of the hu
man body; thus exerting a specific influence over
very part of the system. These singular facts
will serve to explain tbe modus operands by whicn
this Plaster, in conjunction with Wistab's Bal
sam of Wild Chebbt. has of late effected those
astonishing Cures in cases of Consumption, Liver
tomplamt, ana uyspepsia, wmcn nav recently
created such a sensation throughout the western
(y-Bewars of all persons who offer to sell the
Plaster for less than the price established by the
proprietors, as we consider it sufficient evidence
of its beina counterfeit.
PHELPS Sl BLAKSLEY. corner of Chesnut
and Third Streets, St. Louis, Mo., General Agents
for the West, of whom only the genuine can be
bad, or of their regular authorized agents for
sale of the same.
Agents. Db. Wm. R. Snelson, Fayette. R.
P. Haneneamf A Co., Glasgow. McCamfbell
fCoATEs, Huntaville. W. C. Hill & Co
November 7th, 1846.
See how that Coat fits!
ID vou vet that coat at Carroll's Corner!
Well. I didn't get it any where else. 1 tell
voik Boh. that is Martin's No. 2. snd I recom
mend all the b'hoys to go there for nice fits and
cheap goods.. Ulasgow, JNOV. zist, toto. -
That is Beautiful!!
WHERE did you get that dress cousin Sally 1
I am surprised at you to ask; don't you
now uarroll is selling za cent caucu iur uu.
Glasgow, Nov, 21st, 1840.
a LL who want that valuable plaster, can get
J. tbe genuine article at Carroll's corner for
half price, and nothing shorter.
Glasgow, Nov. 21st, 1846.
Balsam or Wild
wants anv mora of Wistar, just
J., call at Carroll's corner, and
oil's corner, and no where else, for
tbe real article. Glasgow, Nov. 21st, 1840.
BOOTS AND SHOES 80 cases in store and
ror sals very low Ly R. H. LAW.
festte, October 84th, '46.
B PON'S JLT CI T I M K S .
"ERROR CEASES TO BE DANGEROUS. WHEN REASON IS LEFT FREE TO COMBAT IT." Jefferson.
Vol.7. PAYETTE, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, DECEMIlElt IS, 1846. No. 40.
the Citizens of Howard.
The subscriber returns
his sincere thanks to the
Citizens of Howard Co.,
for their liberal patronage
heretofore shown him, and
still offers his services to
them a repairer of all
kinds of WATCHES.
from the Ship Chronometer, down to the old and
faithful Bull's Eve. New Jewells re-sett in
Watches, and all kinds of work done in the line
of Walch Making, at the sign of the large Watch
and Spectacles. G. W. COOKE.
Boonville, December 6th, 1846. 39 ly
At the sign of the Watch and Spectacles, I
ave on hand and fur sale as good an article or
genuine Silver Spoons, as was ever put in the
mouth or any one. 1 have from the roup Ladle
to the Salt Spoon, which I will sell either for old
Silver or Cash not particular.
Boonville. December 6th, 1840 39 ly
HAVE now on hand as pood an assortment
of Jewelrv as these "digg-ins" will justify my
keeping consisting of ell that is Fashiima'le:
Such as fine Breast Pins for Indies; Finger Rings;
Ear Rings; Gold Chains; Pencils; Shirt Siurls, fur
gentlemen; Walch Keys, dec. Also, a few strong
Wedding Rings left, but selling very fast. Please
call soon or they will all be sold.
I. W. WVUKb.
Boonville, December 6th, 1846. 39 ly
To the Afflicted!!
A Certain Cure for the Rheumatism.
r1HE subscriber has been induced, by the ad
L vice of many persons, who have been cured
of the Rheumatism, from the use of his "Embro
cation," to Prepare, and publish it for the ben
efit of those who are afflicted with that distressing
Read the foUmnng Certificate.
Hazel Ridge, Mo., Oct. 24th, 1346.
Dear Sir: The Rheumatic Embrocation, which
you was kind enough to seud me last month, I
have applied according to your directions. It
has entirely removed the Rheumatism, with which
had been amicted lor several vears, and you are
at liberty to extend the publication of this fact
in any manner or form that you may think best for
its universal dissemination.
Yours, truly. J. T. CLEVELAND.
To Mr. Henry C. Myers, Fayette, Mo.
(rPrepared and Sold only by H. C. MYERS.
ftirPriee from 50 cents to 1,00 per bottle.
according to size.
rayette, Wo v. law, I84t. 30 ly
PACKAGES just received by the con
templated rail road. Those Germans
will have their Catfish line in full blast by spring.
They are to swallow the groceries, &c, Jfc, and
tow a barge with dry goods. So says Carroll 1
Ulasgow, JNOV. 1 4th, 1840.
SAY, Tom, I guess them tarnal fools won't say
Carroll's Corner ain't in town any more now.
Tbe Jews have moved up in their fine new store,
and it looks like Bosting. Hogwallow and the
lower end of town, looks like way down in the
Hurricane among them gullies. The upper end of
town is the place for business and bargains. What
Carroll's Corner don't sell, the Jews giveaway.
Well, they don't do any thing else.
ulasgow, November 14th, Io4o.
MITH'S SUGAR COATED PILLSAt Car
roll's corner, they taste, of sugar, and not of
honey as those at the drug store.
Glasgow, Nou. !Md, 1840.
Pork! Pork!! Pork!!!
All persons wishing to buy pork, can be supplied
at Carroll's Corner. Call and leave your oraers.
Glasgow, December 5th, 1846.
CARROLL'S can't be beat. That'a the place
for bargains. He sells goods cheaper than
ny store in town. None of your 27 3-4 Whiskey t
Ha! ba!--ha! Glasgow, December 25ih, 1(146.
Latesft news from the Army."
EGEiyED and now opening a splendid stock
BALL AND WINTER GOODS, selected
ch care from the latest importations. My
stock Consists in part of
UlueMblack. green and brown cloths,
v Ovmjpatings and Cassimeres,
CAsskielts, Jeans and Flannels,
Vestggs, Checks and Tickings,
Domestics, Cashmeres and Delaines,
Shawls, Prints, Alpacas, fee., &c,
Haljf, Caps, Boots and Shoes,
Hsrdware. Queensware and Glassware,
Groceries and Spun Cotton,
' Dyetuffs, Powder, &c, 4tc.
Havinat purchased a large stock of Seasonable
Dry Good, I am determined to sell them at a very
small adJSnce, and ask but a call to convince any
person that my goods are cheap very cheap.
"No trouSle to show Uoods." A. H. UW .
Fayette? October 24th, 1846.
QrWanted Jeans, Linsey, Socks, Sic, Sic.
For the Ladies.
WE are now offering a desirable lot of the
following atyles of Goods, which we in
vite your attention to-
Rich Paris and London Cashmeres,
Delanes and Lama Cloths,
Ladies' dress silk, (all colors,)
Black and fancy col'd Alpacas,
Ringold and Point Isabel Plaids, for children,
Ringold and Point Label Shawls (a new article)
Kich lemeraanaiasnineredo., latest styles
Black silk and Thibet wool do.
Wool shawls, all prices, qualities and styles,
A large lot thread bdgings and Inserting,
Swiss Edgings and Inserting,
Lisle snd Bobbinett do. do.
Victoria, Texas and Oregon Gloves,
A fine assortment kid do.
10 pa. Scotch and Eastern Ginghams,
Lama wool Cashmere and Alpaca hose,
Lamb's wool and cotton do.
Bonnetts, Artificial flowers, Ribbons,
H. S. and C. hdkl's., velvet Cravals.Chimczetts,
Ball dresses and Graduated Swiss boom. KObes,
Shaded Robes, Sic., die.
We invite the Ladies' to call, believing we can
supply their wanta better than any other house in
upper Missouri. ALLEN Jf HICKMAN.
Fayette, October 3d, 1846.
Avery choice additional supply
. AND SHOES just opened and
for aale very
ow by SW1TZLEU & DlIliM
Fayette, August 22d, 1846.
ROPE. Halter and Bale Rope, for sale by
J. RIDDLESBAKGER d Co.
Fayelts, May 10th, 1840.
She was most beautiful from off her brow,
Stainless and pure as tbe untrodden snow,
Her ringlets glistened in as even flow,
Like the dark waves of ocean in the night,
When the full moon illumines with its light
The dashing sparkles, dancing with delight,
And striving, sach, to be the one most bright.
Her eye, ber soul-expressive, loving eye
Was the embodiment of perfect purity
And near ber, ever, you would feel truth nigh.
The very first and earnest given glance
Into that winsome, fund yet pensive face,
At once instilled a sentiment of grace,
The miud in vain attempts to justly trace.
The very fount of sweetness had its rest
Within her vuice, which, as it rose caress'd
By ruby lips at times compressed.
As though they would detain it a strain
Was beard on earth, such as we would retain,
Or with attention strive to catch again,
With sorrow that it could not e'en remain.
At times, I thought she cnuld not bo of earth
Her mind, at least owned an inimortsl birth
And sent forth genu of must intrinsic worth.
She teemed a wuman free from every art,
One, Gud had placed from earthly sin apart,
A serene light, amid the world's gay mart,
A human being with an angel's heart
So good, so beautiful ! and yet she pined away
As sunlight in the west at close of day,
More .uvely growing, each expiring ray.
She was her mother's hope her father's pride,
More loved and cherished than the world beside:
And there was one (o claim her as a bride,
Who would for her most willingly have died.
The death spot shone, in mockery of health,
On either cheek; affection's ties, nor wealth
Could stay it in its murderous stealth.
Marked for the grave already marked to die!
Love would have kept on earth such purity,
But greater love the love that lives on high,
Won the sweet spirit for eternity.
A TALE OF THE REVOLUTION.
I'll use the aduantage of my pow'r,
And lay the summer's dust with showers of blood,
Rain'd from the wounds of slaughtered English
men. Shakspeare. .
Near Dilworth corner, at the time of
the Revolution, there stood a quiet cottage,
somewhat retired from the road, under the
shade of a stout chestnut tree. It was a
quiet cottage, nestling away here in one
corner of the forest road, a dear home in
the wilderness, with sloping roof, walls of
dark gray stone, and a casement hidden
among vine and flowers.
On one side, amid an interval of the for
est trees, was seen the rough outline ot a
blacksmith's shop. There was a small car-
den in front, with a brown gravelled walk,
and beds ot wild nowers.
Here, at the time of the Revolution,
there dwelt a stout blacksmith, his young
wtte and babe. What cares that black
smith, working away there in that shadowy
nook of the forest tor wart What cared he
for the peril of the times, so long as his
strong arm, ringing that hammer on the
anvil, might gain bread for his wife and
Ah, he cared little for war, he took little
note of the panic that shook the valley,
when some few mornings before the battle
of Brandywine, while shoeing the horse of
lory refugee, he overheard a plot for the
surprise and capture of Washington, the
American leader was to be lured into the
foils of the lories: his oerson once in the
British camp, the English General might
send the "traitor Washington to be tried
Now our blacksmith, working away
there, in that dim nook of i he foresi, with
out caring for battle or war, hod still a
neaking kindness for this "mister" Wash-
ngion, whose name rang on the lips of all
men. oo one night, bidding his young
wife a hasty good bye, and kissing the babe
that reposed on her bosom, smiling as it
slept, he hurried away to the American
camp and told his story lo Washington.
It was morning ere he returned, it was
in the dimness of the autumnal morning
that the blacksmith was plodding his way
along the foresi road, some lew paces
ahead there was an aged oak, standing out
in the road a grim old veteran of the
forest, that had stood the shock of three
hundred years. Right beyond the oak was
the blacksmith s home.
With this thought warming his heart, he
hurried on. Thinking of the calm young
face and mild blue eyes of that wife, who,
the night before had stood in the cottage
door, waving him out ef sight with a beck
oned good bye thinking of the baby as
he lay smiling as he slept on her bosom
he hurried on -he turned the bend of the
road, he looked upon his home.
Ah, what a sight was there!
Where, the night before, he had left
peaceable cottage, smiling under a green
chestnut tree, in the light of the setting
sun, now was only a burnt and blasted
This was his home!
And there stood the blacksmith, gazing
upon the wreck of his hearthstone there
he stood with folded arms and moody
brow; but in a moment a smile broke over
He saw it all. In the night his home had
taken fire, and been burned to cinders. But
his wife and his child had escaped. For
that he thanked God.
With the toil of his stout arm, plying
there on the anvil, ho would build a fairer
home for his wife and child; fresh flowers
should bloom over the walks, and more
lovely vines trail along the casement.
With this resolve kindling over his face,!
the blacksmith stood there, with a cheerful
light beaming upon his large grey eyes,
when a hand was laid on his shoulder.
He turned and beheld the face of a neigh
bor. It was a neighbor's face, but there was
an awful agony stamping those plain fea
turesthere was an awful agony flashing
from those dilating eyes there was a dark
and terrible mystery speaking from those
thin lips that moved and moved, but made
For a moment the farmer tried to speak
the horror that convulsed his features.
At last, forcing the blacksmith along the
brown graveled walk, now strewn with cin
ders, he pointed to the smoking embers.
There there, amid that heap of black nnd
smoking ruins, thu blacksmith beheld a dark
moo of burnt flesh and blackened bones.
"Your wift:!" shrieked the fanner, ns his
agony found words. "They came in the
night. They " and then he spoke that
outrage which ihe lip quivered to think on,
which the heart grows pul.neil to tell Unit
outrage too foul to name. "Your wife!"
he shrieked, pointing lo that hideous thing
among the smoking ruins, "the British
they murdered your wife: they flung her
de;id body in ihe flames they dashed your
child against the hearthstone!"
This was ihn farmer's story.
And there, as the light of the breaking
day full around the spot, there stood the
husband, the father, gazing upon that mass
of flesh and blackened bones all that was
once his wife!
Do you ask me for the words that trem
bled from his white lips? Do you ask me
for the Are that blazed in his eye?
I can't tell you. But I can tell you that
there was a vow going up to Heaven from
that blacksmith's heart that there was a
clenched hand upraised in the light of the
Yes, yes, as the first gleam of the au
tumnal dawn, broke around the spot, as the
first long gleam of sunlight streamed over
the peeled scull of that fair young wife
she was that last night there was a vow
going up to Heaven, the vow of a madden
ed heart and anguished brain.
How was that vow kept? Go to the
Brandy wine.and where the carnage gathers
thickest, where the fight is most bloody,
there you may see a stout form striding on,
lifting a huge hammer into light. Where
that hammer falls it kills, where thai ham
mer strikes it crushes! It is the blacksmith's
form. And the war cry that he shouts.
Is it the mad cry of vengeance half howl,
half hurrah? Is it but a fierce yell, breaking
up from his heaving chest?
Ah, no! Ah, nol
It is the name of "Mary!" it is the name
of his young wife.
Uh! Mary! sweetest name of women
name so soft, so rippling, so musical name
ot the mother ot Jesus, made holv bv
poetry and religion, how strange did your
ynanie or music ring out Irom the black-
smith's lips, as he went muttering on.
"Aiary: he shouts, as he drags that red-
coated trooper from his steed. "Mary!"
he shrieks as his hammer crushes down,
laying that officer to the dust. Look!
Another oflicer, with a gallant face and
form another oflicer, glittering in tinsel,
lasps trie oiacKsmitn by the knees and begs
"1 have a wife mercy! I have a wife
yonder in England, spare me!"
1 he blacksmith, crazed as he is. trem
bles there is a tear in his eye.
"I would spare you, but there is a form
before me the form of mv dead wife!
That form has gone before me all day! She
calls on me to strike!"
The hammer fell, and then rang out that
strange war-cry ".Mary!"
At last, when the battle was over, he
was found by a wagoner, who had at least
houldered a cart-whip in his country's ser
vice. He was found silting by the road
ide, his head sunken, his leg broken, the
ife blood swelling from his many wounds.
1 he wagoner would have carried him
from the field, but the stout blacksmith re
fused. "You see, neighbor," he said, in that voice
husky with death, "I never meddled with
he British till ihey burned my home till
ihey " he could nol speak the outrage,
but his wife, his child, were there before
his eyes "and now I have but five minutes'
fe in me, Id like to give a shot at the
British before I die. D'vo see that cherry
tree? place me there. Give me a powder
horn, three rine balls, and a good rifle
That's all I ask."
The wagoner granted his request; he lif
ted him to the foot of the cherry tree, his
head sunk, his broken leg hanging over the
roadside bank. Ihe blood was streaming
Irom his wounds he was dying.
suddenly he raised his head; a sound
struck on his ear. A party of British
came rushing along the narrow road; they
pursued a scattered band of continentals.
An othcer led the way, waiving them on
with his sword.
The blacksmith loaded his rifle; with his
eye bright wilh death he took aim.
"That's for Washington!" he shouted, as
he fired. The officer lay quivering in the
road-side dust. On and on came the Brit
ish nearer and nearer to the tree; the con
tinentals swept through the pass. Again
the blacksmith loaded again he fired.
"Thai's for Mad Anthony Waynel" he
shouted, as another bit the dust.
The British now came rushing to the
cherry tree, determined to cut down the
wounded man, who, with his face toward
them, bleeding as he was, dealing death
among their ranks. A fair viaaged officer,
with golden hair waiving in the breeze, led
The blacksmith raised his rifle: with that
hand stiffening in death, he took the aim
the young Briton fell wilh a shriek.
"And that," cried the blacksmith, in a
voice that strengthened into- a shout, "that's
His voice was gone) The shriek died
away on his white lips.
11 is head sunk his rifle fell.
A single word bubbled up with his death
groan Even now methinks I hear the
word echoing and trembling there among
the rocks of Brandywine. That word
was " Mary !"
To the General Assembly of the Slate of
Missouri, November 2Gth, 1810.
City of Jefferson. November 20, 1840
The undersigned, Treasurer of the Slate
of Missouri, pursuant to Statute, respect
fully submits the following bienniul Report,
for the two fisral years, ending on the 30th
Keceijits tn the first fisc d year.
1st quarter, 1844, 8112.019
2nd quarter. 1845, 44,582
3rd quarter, 1845, 11.454
4th quarter, 1845, 74,611
Receipts in the second fiscal year.
1st quarter, 1845,
2d quarter, 1840,
3d quarter, 1846,
4lh quarter, 1S46,
Total both years, 8477,728 70
The Receipts into the Treasury consist of
the following items, to-wit:
Revenue, 8309,753 60
Road and Canal Fund, 11,602 63
State School Moneys, C0.445 14
Seminary Fund, 10,747 39
Sinking Fund, 658 73
Military Fund, 25 00
Saline Fund, 544 04
Tobacco Warehouse Fees, 1,329 50
Building Capitol, 1,230 42
Internal Imp. Fund, 19,593 59
Executors and Adm'rs, 954 01
Improvement Main street, 289 81
Individuals for the redemption
of Land sold for Taxes, 513 84
Whole amount of Disbursements for the
two fiscal years, 8322,737 12
The Disbursements consist of the following
Civil Officers 58,191 19
General Assembly 63.488 03
Costs in criminal cases 23,099 78
Ass'ing and collecting revenue 21,024 31
Road and canal fund 19,673 32
County revenue 4,020 77
Mormon, &c. disturbances 6,396 60
Seminary fund 10,555 00
Pub. dec. Sup. Court 2,931 28
Special acts 6,112 66
Building Capitol 768 65
Gen'l contingent fund 5,745 65
Militia officers 1,414 91
Conting't Exp. Militia 674 08
" lien. Ass'm'bly 4,772 60
" " Elections 1,758 30
" Treasurer 209 25
" " Sec. State 1,321 12
" " Reg. Lands 889 09
- " Aud. Pub. Act's 557 81
" - At'y General 242 57
State school moneys 33,959 06
Copying laws and journals 1.946 16
Printing laws and journals 15,079 74
Distributing laws and jour'ls 1,205 09
Act to sur. 9. boun ry line 2,239 00
Improvement Main street 295 3
Act to educate d'f and dumb 200 00
Act to provide for revis. laws 2,012 00
Int. improvement fund 4,577 20
Saline Fund 100 00
Taking census 5,313 75
Executors and Adm'rs 433 62
Convention 14,780 42
Repair Governor's house, 350 00
Act to defend title of individ'ls
claim'g land in this State 25 00
Act to authorise Governor to
borrow money 2,100 00
Balance in the Treasury on the 1st October
1846, after making all deductions,
This balance consists of the following funds,
including, in said funds, the balances due
the same on the 1st October, 1844, to-wit
Road and canal fund 81,124 50
Seminary fund 242 39
Saline fund 2,104 18
Building Capitol 795 52
State school moneys 21,503 90
Sinking fund 846 94
Tobc'o Wr'hse (prem. on bonds) 36 25
Military fund 1,590 53
Internal improvement fund 19.499 31
bxeculors and adm rs 1,707 4
Tob'co Warehouse fees 1,621 00
Composed of cash 8.250 61
" Coupons 60,395 18
" Wolf-scalp certifiers 7,364 00
- Deposites in Bank to
the credit of Treasurer 63,236 97
The foregoing is a statement of the con
dition of the Treasury, for the last two fis
cal years, ending 80th September, 1846.
The thirteenth section of "An act con
cerning the Road and Canal Fund, ap
proved March 7th 1845," requires that tho
Treasurer "in his biennial report to tho
General Assembly, shall set forth tha condi
tion of the Fund, showing how much has
been received into the Treasury since tho
last biennial report; how much has been
apportioned and paid to each county, what
counties, if any, have failed to draw their
shares, and how much remains for distri
bution." In compliance with the above resolution,
the Treasurer submits tho following state
Condition of the Road and Canal Fund.
Amount received in the two fis
cal years, ending 30ih Sep
tember, 1840 811,602 69
Add balance in the Treasury,
1st October, 1844 89,200 19
Amount disbursed in the two fiscal years,
ending 30lh Sep. 1846 819,678 32
Balance in the Treasury on the Is Octo
ber, 1846 81,124 50
One apportionment lias been made in the
last two fiscal years, which amounts to
8189 78, for each county.
Counties which have received the foregoing
Adair, Andrew, Atchison, Audrain, Barry,
Bates, Benton, Boone, Buchanan, Cald
well, Calloway, Camden, Cape Girar
deau, Carroll, Chariton, Clark, Clay,
Clinton, Cole, Cooper, Crawford, Dade,
Dallas. Daviess, De Kalb, Dunklin,
Franklin, Gasconade, Gentry, Greene,
Grundy, Harrison, Henry, Hickory,
Holt, Howard, Jackson, Jasper, Jeffer
son, Johnson, Knox, Lafayette, Law
rence, Lewis, Lincoln, Linn, Livingston,
Macon, Madison, Marion, Mercer, Mil
ler, Mississippi, Monroe, Montgomery,
Morgan, Moniteau. Newton. Nodaway,
New Madrid, Oregon, Osage, Ozark,
Perry, Pettis, Pike, Platte, Polk, Pulaski.
Putnam, Kails. Randolph, Ray, Rey
nolds, Saline, Schuyler, Scotlaud, Scolt,
Shannon, Shelby, St. Charles, St. Clair,
St. Genevieve, Stoddard, Sullivan. St.
Fracois, Tany, Texas, Van Buren, War
ren, Washington, Wayne and Wright
93 in number, have each received the ap
portionment due them, viz, 8189 78.
Counties to which apportionments are due.
Howard is entitled to receive
the apportionment previous
to the last 8130 29
Ripley fin last ap'm'nt 169 76 )
Kipley tin ap m nt pr r 590 63
to 1st Oct. 1844 401 05 J
St. Louis and Cedar, two last
apportionments 378 56
Amount remaining for distribution.
Surplus in treasury over tho
several epportionments 817 85
Bal. in Treas'ry 1st Oct. 18 16 81,124 60
The undersigned would respectively sub
mit to the General Assembly, the propriety
of providing by law for the redemption of
Coupons on Mate bond, which may bo
taken in by the Bank, so that the Treasurer
may be relieved from the responsibility,
and the Bank from the expense, which
must be incurred by the one or the other,
without some further provision of law.
Ihe Auditor of Public Accounts does
not consider himself authorized to draw
warrants upon the Treasurer for such Cou
pons until they are presented at his office;
hence the Bank must incur the expense and
hazard of their transmission and'presenta
tion, or the Treasurer must, on his own
responsibility, check upon the Bank, with
out a warrant from the Auditor, when there
are funds to his credit in Bank, for tho
amount appearing to be due, and thus him
self hazard the loss.
The Coupons being made redeemable at
the Bank, the Bank is unwilling to incur the
hazard and expense of their presentation
at the office of the Auditor, and the Treas
urer ought not to be subjected to this hazard.
Ihe undersigned would further respect
fully observe, that in his report to Ihe last
General Assembly, he called their attention
to a deficit of his predecessor, A. McClellan,
Lsq., amounting to the sum of three thou
sand one hundred and eighteen dollars and
seventy-eight cents, which had been er
roneously charged against the undersigned,
and for which ne appears upon the books
of the Auditor's office, to be still liable.
The report of the committee who settled
with the Auditor and 1 reasurer at the same
time recommended the passage of an act
to release the undersigned from this seem
ing liability, but from some cause, no such
act seems to have been passed.
The undersigned would therefore again
respectively ask the General Assembly to
pass an act authorizing the Auditor to
place the above sum to his credit.
PETER G. GLOVER.
Polk asd Bestos Coalition. The Tribune
has learned the quid pro quo, of Mr. Benton's
recent promise of political adhesion to folk, and
his assumption of the leadership of the adminis
tration in the next Senate. The Tribune stales
from such a source that it is sure of its authen
ticity, that Col. Benton a son in law, . U. tie.
mont, who was recently jumped over three or
four grades ol his seniors In the army, and irom
a Lieutenant made a Lieutenant Colonel, haa
been appointed Governot of Califorria! So .
Stockton, Stevenson, Mason snd all are adrift.
Fiemont is to be the autocrat of the new empire,
as the price of "Old Bullion's" support of the
tottering Executive. Such is the advantage of
having a powerful friend in Court. Such is lb
game which great men (in station) play, using
for dice the bones of the undistinguished ruuhi-
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there anything in it?" Of course there ia. Ex
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dor of the faliest sua light, so will the wrong
dons to snother pursue the soul in iht hours of