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first, 50 cents for each subsenuent In.ortinn
Business and Professional Cards inserted at $10
per ami unit
(ttrTo Merchants and businessmen, whoadver
use oy me year, uneral deductions will be made.
Of every description, executed with neatness and
aespaicn, ana on tno most reasonable terms.
Handsomely printed, kept constantly on hand, and
iur sale iuw.
0O-Messrs. Wm. D. Malone and N. B. Coates
are our authorized Agents, at Huntsville.
Iloct. Win. Everett.
UTAVINGr located permanently in Favette. nf.
J-J. fers his professional services to the citizens
oi the place and vicinity.
(t"7"Ol)ice on the Dublic snnsrn. thrpo ifnnr.
above the store of Hughes, Birch &. Ward, where
bb can generally be round.
07 Residence 2d door below the Bank.
Fayette, May 16th, 1846. 10 tf
Iloct. A, 8. Dinwiddie.
GRATEFUL for past patronage, still continues
to offer his MEDICAL SERVICES to
the citizens of Howard Ceunty.
03rOffice on the South East side of the public
quare, where tie can usually be round in the day;
t night at his residence, west of the Baptist
nurcti, at the tormer residence oi lien. Wilson.
Fayette, March 21st, 1846. 2 10m
Li. D. Brewer,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
"TTILL attend to any business entrusted
T T bim in the second Judicial District.
Browning & Busiinel, Quincy, Illinois.
A. W. Morrison, Esq., FftVetta
Col. J. Davis, tayette.
W. Picket, Benton, Miss.
Col. P. H. Fountain, Pontatock, Miss.
McCawpdell & Coates, Huntsville, Mo.
(JcOffice McCmpbel's Buildings, Huntsville
Mo. Randolph co., Dec- 12th, '40. 40 ly
Drugs, medicines, Books, &c,
AT REDUCED PRICES,
BY WM. R. SNELSON,
"I UST received and now opened, a large and
J well selected stock or
Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Patent Medicines,
Paints, Dye-stuffs, Perjumery, ulass, eye,
which having boen purchased end carefully select
ed by himself in person and will be sold at a great
reduction on former prices.
Particular attention paid to filling orders from
Physicians, 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,
Novels, Poetical works of different authors, Al
bania, &c, die, all of which are offered at prices
: which' cannot fuil io please.
, . Fayette, April 11th, 1840.
WISTAIS'S BALSAM OP
THE GREAT REMEDY FOR
AMONG all the famous medicine for Consump
tion, none seems to bo meeting with greater
success, or gaining a higher reputation than that
most wonderful article,
WISTAR'S BALSAM OF WILD CHERRY.
That it stands at the head of all other remedies,
is now universally conceded. It has cured thou
sands upon thousands, of all classes, in cases of
the most dangerously consumptive character. And
physicians of the greatest eminence, throughout
our whole counlry. unhesitatingly pronounce it the
MOST POWERFUL CURATIVE
r T.,i,n.,f,r disposes in the whole range of
Pharmacy. The solos in the Western States have
thus far been unparalleled; and the most gratifying
proofs of its efficacy have been received from ev
ery place where it has been used. Thousands of
have already tested its exalted virtues, and con
fessed its surpassing excellence and amazing
power. The remarkable success of this Balsam is
no doubt owing, in a great measure, to the pecu
liarly agreeable and powerful nature of its ingre
dients. It is a
FVR HERBAL MEDICINE!
Composed chiefly of Wild Cherry Bark and the
genuine Iceland moss jine toner wipurwu
pressly for this purpose,) the rare medical virtues
of which are also combined, by a new chemical
process, with the Extract oj Tar, thus rendering
the whole compound the most certain and etlica
;..na i'pr discovered for
Consumption of the Lungs, Liver Affections,
And all diseases of the Respiratory Organs.
Po.j.,1 R not startled to see this Great Amer
ican Remedy supplanting every other Balsam before
the public. , .
And tchu should it not, when by it hundreds and
i,......,la nf cures, incases lieretotore considered
hopeless, are being performed in all parts of the
Certificates of which record volumes in favor of
this iustlv celebrated remedy.
ftT-lhe genuine wisiar )' ...
StLouisby PHELPS tj- BLAKSLY, General
Agenta. And for ale by their agents in the M
lowing places: Dr. Snelbon, Fayette; R. P. Han
8NKAMP &, Co., Glasgow; MoCamphell Sl
Coates, Huntsville; W. C Hill Sl Co., Keytes
ville. December 12th, 1840.
II EH F! II EMI!! Look at thin.
FIFTY OR SIXTY Tons Merchantable HEMP
will be purchased by
J. KIDDLESBARGER & Co.
Fayette, November 28th, 1846.
BOON'S LICK TIMES.
Bull times in Glasgow.
From Hanenkamp's corner to Washington Hall,
The Merchants are quarreling about nothing at all
Some havo got hot at the "Revelation" of Jews,
And withdrawn their patronage from the "News."
Others, curse Claib Jackson and on him do vent
Their vengeance, for putting interest at six per cent;
While some are quarreling for quarroling'i sake,
And others about wholo sections of ginger cake.
The Farmers and Planters are very much pleased
As they say, by the Shylocks, they have been hard
But a certain Bulus and Daniel, not of the den,
Swear by their old hats it was too low at ten.
Some Merchants iu town catch customers by the
Saying pay us the cash or give us your notes,
For soon rates of Interest will drop down to six,
And according to that, we our profits must fix.
The Planters they say ten per cent is too high,
And they'll not give their notes till after July.
But they'll sell their Tobacco, tho' its too low, upon
And buy goods hereafter at Carroll's cheap corner,
Glasgow, February 6tb, 1847.
A Rescue to the Afflicted!
Certain Remedy for all fixed Pains in the
Rheumatism in all its varied forms. Nervous
Affections, Lung and Liver complaints, Spinal
iV.,i ; L 1 . f f . ... r . i -
alove complaints this plaster has no equal. The
great celebrity which it has already acquired not
only in the old but in the new world, the extra
ordinary cures it has performed in the most ex
treme cases ot suffering, have acquired for it such
a reputation, that the proprietor has not f until
recently) been able to supply half the demand.
The sales throughout every city, town, and vil
lage in the United States are without a parallel ! !
A circumstance not surprising, when the vast
amount nf human suffering relieved by its use be
considered. In spinal dejects the benefit usually
of the most decided character. In Nervous
complaints, nineteen cases out of twenty readily
yield to the penetrating slimula combined in this
In Kneumalism either acute or chronic the claims
of the Hebrew Plaster have long since been uni
versally acknowledged, inose who are laboring
under weuk backs, no matter from what cause
the weakness may have originated, (even if such
person have been misguided in previous appli
cations) in the use of the Hebrew Plaster they
will find the affected part suddenly restored to its
As a supporter in cases or constitutional weak
ness it will be found ot great advantage. It is
particularly recommended to Females who are
suffering from sudden weakness, or general de
bility. In short, it embraces all the virtues which
the most scientific mind was capable of compound
ing from valuable substances found in tho old
world, and will be found entirely free from those
objections which are a source of complaint with
the numerous spread-piasters now before the pub
ftirThese plasters possess the advantage of
being put up in tight Boxes, heuce, they retain
their full-virtues in all climates.
1'HJiLPS &. BLAKSLEY,
Corner of Third and Chestnut sts.
St. Louis, Gen'l Ag'ts for the Western States.
(t7Purchasers are advised none can be genuine
unless purchased from them or their Agents.
Agents. Da. Wm. K. snelson, rarstte. R.
P. Hanenkasit 4 Co., Glasgow. McCahpbell
coates, Huntsville. W. C. hill & Co.,
January 10th, 1947.
RIDDLESBARGER. J. D. PERRY.
J. Hiddlesbarger & Co.,
Are now opening, at their old stand, a well
selected stock of SEASONABLE GOODS, to
which they invite the attention of the public, as
they are determined to sell unusually low.
.blue, black and gray mix d Cloths,
Blue, black and fancy Cassimeres,
Blue, black and Steel inix'd Sattinett,
Blue, gray and gold mix'd Jeans,
Blue and white Blankets,
Blue and black blanket coating,
Beaver and Pilot Cloths,
Red, yellow and white flannels,
Wool and Cashmere Shawls,
' Linen and Silk pocket bd'kfs.,
Ladies' and gentlemen's winter gloves,
Ladies' Alpaca and Cashmere Stockings,
Cashmere and Alpaca Robes,
White, black and pink Crapes,
Cashmere, Alpaca and Da Laines, assorted,
Calicoes and Ginghams, assorted,
Plain and plaid Linseys,
Table and Towel Diaper,
Bonnets, Ribbons and Flowers,
Fur and Wool Hats,
Cloth and Fur Caps,
Boots and Shoes,
Brown and bleached Domestic,
Osnaburgs, Drillings and Bed Tickings,
. Cotton Yarn, Batting and Candlewick,
Indigo, Madder and Alum,
Saleratus, Rice and Ginger,
Hardware and Cutlery,
Queensware, China, Glassware and a gen
eral assortment of Family Groceries.
Fayette, October 31st, 1S4U.
(fcr-We will receive in exchange for goods
Flax-seed, Beeswax, Linens, Feathers, &c, &c.
ALL who want that valuable plaster, can get
the genuine article at Carroll's corner for
half price, and nothing shorter.
uiasgow, nov. xist, 1040.
Witar's Balsam ot Wild
F any body wants any more of Wistar, just
call at Carroll's corner, and no where else, for
the real article. Glasgow, Nov. 21st, 1840.
That is Beautiful!!
TTTTHERE did you get that dress cousin Pally!
Tw I am surprised at you 'O bsk; aon I you
know uarroll is selling io cent calico lor a bit.
Glasgow, Nov. 21st, 1846.
We wish to purchase Beeswax, Flaxseed, Hemp,
Flax and Tow Linen, Socks, Jeans and Linsey,
Wheat, Feathers, 4c. , for which we will give the
highest price. U tiu W. HICKMAN.
Fayette, March 6th, 1847.
CEASES TO BE DANGEROUS, WHEN
New Winter Goods.
lTE BrB now receiving and opening, at our
store on the smith. m.i n..,s. r ,k ..k
lie square, a very lariro and full
l'..nj Tir.'.- . "... "
. .... uu , rimer ucwor, wnieii were carefully pur
chased of importers and minufacturers, and will
be sold at fair and uniform prices. Included in the
stock, can be found,
Blue, black, brown and green cloth,
Blue, black and fancy cassimeres,
Blue, black, grey, gold mixed, plaid, figur
ed, and striped sattinett, and Ky. janes.
Drah. Hnrl lilim hlnnlrnt nna,:-. . .1 n
, " ..um.ug, Bull giccii,
blue, white, and crib blankets the finest quality
mm uasurimeni ever opened in mis place.
Plain blue, and stamped Pilot, Beaver, and
oaouier s ciotn,
Fancy silk, silk velvet, plain and figured
sa.nu, rrencn casnmerp and common vesting,
Red, white, green and yellow flannel,
All wool, I wool, and cotton carpet,
Full tufted rugs, and carpet binding,
Ladies carpet and travelling bags,
Ladies and gentlemen's winter tr oves.
A very fine assortment of cashmere, thibet,
siiK, ue lame and wool shawls,
Very superior Paris and London cashmeres,
ana easnmere rooes,
Alpacca's, assorted, and De Laines,
Dress silks, and silk and worsted serge,
Mourning, and fancy ginghams,
300 pieces assorted calicoes,
Plaid linsey, assorted,
Superior, real border cashmarctte,
Winter ribbons and flowers,
Hull, Swiss, corded and plaid muslins,
Cambrics and iackonetts,
Pink, blue, and white Tarlton,
White and black crape,
Embroidered bridal robes,
Black and white figured bobinett,
Real French embroidered collars, chima-
settes, and under sleeves,
Embroidered cutis and full trimmed caps,
Silk, cashmere, and cotton hose,
Lamb's wool J hose,
Irish linens, and linen lawns,
Table and towel diaper, and crash,
Double damask napkins,
Black and fancy silk fringe, and spiral cord,
All corded, and Merxeillcs skirts.
Zephyr worsted, and French wool caps,
Zephyr worsted yarn, all high colors,
Thread, Lisle and common lace and edging,
Italian silk cravats,
Silk, and cotton pocket hdk'fs.,
Brown and black holland,
Bleached and brown domestic and drilling,
Bed ticking and Osnaburg,
Beaver, Satin, Russia, Fur, and Wool hats,
A full assortment of fur and cloth caps,
Boots and shoes, including full sized kid
slippers, and calf boots as high as 12's,
Cloth, hair, tooth, atid shoe brushes,
Shaving cream and soap,
Hardware and cutlery, assorted,
Queensware, glass, and stoneware,
Rifle and blasting powder,
Bar lead, and shot, assorted,
Pure gunpowder tea,
Indigo, madder, alum and copperas,
Cloves, mace, nutmegs, pepper, spice,
Saleratus, ginger, cinnamon,
Virginia and Mo. chewing tobacco,
Writing, letter, and sand paper,
Slates, and slate snd lead pencils.
Very large and common looking glasses,
Ladies and gentlemen's riding switches,
Hope cotton yarn, every size,
Philadelphia oak tanned sole leather,
Philadelphia calf skins, and best country
tanned upper leather,
Buckets and sitters,
Rosin and casteal snap,
Mill, cross-cut, and handsaws.
Cut and wrought nails and brads,
Castings, in great variety,
80 tons assorted iron and steel, embracing
all sizes and qualities, aud at the lowest scale of
prices. Anvils, vices, and screw plates.
2d,UUU pus. prime sugar,
1,000 " Western Reserve cheese,
6,000 ' Rio and Laguira coffee,
8U0 " Star candles,
aOU " Cincinnati starch,
300 sacks ground alum salt,
150 barrels Kanhawa "
100 " old rectified whiskey,
iOO kegs white lead,
10 barrels Ohio clover seed,
30 boxes assorted enndy.
Together with a large stock of duuble and single
refined lout and crushed sugar, pure rrencn and
American brandy and wine, sugar-house molasses,
and golden syrup, Tanner's and Lint-seed oil.
Turpentine, Litharge, Tar, Weaver's Reeds, Pow
der horns, Umbrellas, Buttons, Paste-boards,
Whalebone, Bed Cords, &c, etc.
Only one price for goods.
HUGHES, BIRCH di WARD.
Fayette, October 3d, l-!46.
GENTLEMEN are invited to examine some
very handsome new style Caps at
tWll.L,.U ty BJUllH S.
Fayette, October 3Ut, 1S40.
l'or Sale Low,
A few very superior cross cut saws, (every far
mer should have one.) A variety of Pen and Pock
et knives. Table Knives and Forks, Locks, Hinges,
Screws, Bolts, Tacks, Strap Hinges,
Log and Tcace Chains,
Collins' Axes, Straw Knives,
Hand Saws, Coffee Mills,
Cattle Bells, Fire Irons,
Shovels and Tongs,
and most other kinds of Hardware.
Quality, first ratePrices very low.
SW1TZLER d SMITH.
Fayette, October 31st, 1840.
China Tea Setts, Granite Table Ware,
Cups and Saucers, Liverpool Plates and Dish
es, and all other articles in the way of Queens-
ware, Glassware and China at greatly reduced
prices. SWITZLER Sl SMITH.
tayette, uctooer aist, i !(.
I'm re White Lead.
f 1M1E subscribers, agents for the sale of Glas
X gow Sl Cuthbert's celebrated White Lead,
.will keep a heavy stock of all qualities on hand,
and sell at luanulacturer a prices, ana cnarges,
Pure, per keg, $1,90)
Extra, " 1,0 25 pds.
No. 1. " 1,B5
These are strictly cash prices, and no account
will be made under any circumstances.
HUGHES, BIRCH rfj- WARD,
Fayetto, april 25th, '40
Superfine Family Flour.
We are now receiving and will continue to
keep for sale, a very superior article of FLOUR
the quality of which we are authorized to guar
antee to be first rate.
For sale for Cash, by the barrol, or in such
quantities as may suit the convenience or pur
chasers. 8 W lliLEK 6r, SMITH
Fayette, Feb. 13th, 1847.
REASON IS LEFT FREE TO COMBAT
SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 1817.
To the Senate and House of Representatives
of the United Stales:
Congress, by the act of the 13th of May
last, declared that "by the act of the Repub
lic of Mexico, a state of war exists bp
tween that government and the U. Htates."
and 'for the purpose of enabling the govern
ment of the United States, to prosecute said
war to a speedy and successful termina
tion," authority was vested in the Presi
dent to employ the " naval and military
forces of the United States."
It has been my unalterable purpose, since
the commencement of hostilities by Mexi
co, and the declaration of the existence of
war by Congress, to prosecute the war in
which the country was unavoidably involv
ed with the utmost energy, with a view to
ils "speedy and successlul termination" by
an honorable peace.
Accordingly, all the operations of our tia
val and military forces have been directed
with this view." While the sword has been
held in one hand, and our military move
ments pressed forward into tho enemy's
country, and its coasts invested by our na
vy, the tender of an honorable peace has
been constantly presented to Mexico in
Hitherto, the overtures for peace which
have been made by this government have
not neen accepted by Mexico. With f
view to avoid a protracted war, which hesi
tancy and delay on our part would be so
well calculated to produce, I informed you,
in my annual message ol the 8th December
last, that the war would "continue to be
prosecuted with vigor as the best means of
securing peace," and recommended to vour
early and favorable consideration the meas
ures oroposed by the Secretary of War, in
tne report accompanying that message.
In my messace of the 4th of January l-tst.
these and other measures, deemed to be es
sential to the "speedy and successful termi
nation," of the war, and the attainment ol
a just and honorable peace, were recom
mended to your early and favorable consid
eration. The worst state of thinss that could ex
ist in a war with such a power as Mexico,
would be a course of indecision and inactiv
ity on our part, lieing charged by the con
stitution and laws with the conduct of the
war, 1 have availed myself of all the means
at my command to prosecute it with ener
gy and vigor.
1 he act "to raise for a limited time an
additional military force, and for other pur
poses," and which authorizes the raising of
ten additional regiments to the regular ar
my, to serve during the war, and to be dis
banded at its termination, which was pres
ented to me on the 11th inst. and approved
on that day, will constitute an important
part of our military force. 1 hese regiments
will be raised and moved to the seat of war
with the least practicable delay.
It will be perceived that this act makes
no provision for the organization into brig
ades and divisions of increased force which
it authorizes, nor for the appointment ol
general officers to command it. It will be
proper that authority be given by law to
make such organization, and to appoint, by
and with the advice and consent of the
Senate, such number cf major generals and
brigadier generals as the ellicicncy of the
service may demand. The number ol offi
cers of these grades now in service are not
more than are required for their respective
commands ; but turther legislative action
during your present session will, in mv
judgement, be required, and to which it ii
my duty respectlully to invite your atten
Should the war, contrary to mv earnest
desire, be protracted to the close of the
term of service ot the volunteers now in
Mexico, who engaged for twelve months,
an additional volunteer force will probably
become necessaay to supply their place.
Many ot the volunteers now serving in
Mexico, it is not doubted would cheerfully
engage, at the conclusion ot their present
term, to serve during the war. They would
constitute a more efficient force than could
be speedily obtained by accepting the servi
ces of any new corps who might oiler their
services. They would have the advantage
of the experience and discipline of a year's
service, and will have become accustomed
to the climate, and be in less danger than
new levies of suffering from the diseases ol
the counlry. I resommend, therefore, that
authority be given to accept the services ol
such of the volunteers now in Mexico as
the state of the public service may require,
and who may at the termination of their
piesent term, voluntarily engage to serve
during the war with Mexico, and that pro
vision be made lor commissioning the olli
cers. cmouia tnis measure receive tne fa
vorable consideration of Congress, it is re
commended that a bounty be granted to
them upon their voluntarily extending their
term ol service, litis would not only be
due to these gallant men, but it would be
economy to the government ; because, il
discharged at tho end of the twelve months,
the government would be bound to incur a
heavy expense in bringing them back to
their homes, and in sending to the seat ol
war new corps of fresh troops to supply
By the act of the 13th of May last, the
President was authorized to accept the ser
vices of volunteers, "in companies, battal
ions, squadrons, and regiments," but no pro
vision was made lor tilling up vacancies
which might occur by death, or discharg
es from the service, on account of sickness
or other casualties. In consequence of this
omission, many ol the rorps now in ser
vice have been much reduced in numbers.
Nor was any provision made for filling va
cancies of regimental or company officers
who might die or resign. Information has
been received at the War Department ol
ine resignation oi more than one hundred
of these officers. They were appointed by
the .State authorities, and no information
has been received, except in a few instan
ces, that their places have been filled j and
tne einciency ol the service has been irn
paired Irom this cause. To remedy these
delects, 1 recommend that authority be giv
en to accept the services of individual vol
unteers, to fiil up the places of such as may
die, or become unfit for the service and be
discharged; and that provisions be also made
for filling thf places of reeimental and com
pany officeri who may die or resign. By
such provisions, tho volunteer corps may
be constantly kept full, or may approximate
the maximum number authorized and called
into service in the first instance.
While it is deemed to be our true policy
to prosecute the war in the manner indica
ted, and thus make the enemy feel its pres
ure and its evils, I shall be at all times ready,
with the authority conferred on me bv the
constitution, and with all the means which
may be placed at my command by Congress,
to conclude a just and honorable peace.
Of equal importance with an energetic
and vigorous prosecution of the war are the
means required to defray its expenses, and
to uphold and maintain the public credit.
In my annual message of the 8th Decem
ber last, I submitted for the consideration of
Congress tne propriely of imposing, as a war
measure, revenue duties on some ol the ar
ticles now embraced in the free list. The
principal articles now exempt from duty,
from which any considerable revenue could
be derived, are lea and cuflee. A moderate
revenue duty on these articles, it is estima
ted would produce annually an amount ex
ceeding two and a half milions of dollars.
Though" in a period of peace when am
ple intriina C"-i:!d be derived from duties
on other articles for the support of the
government, it m-.iy have been deemed
proper to resort to a duty on these articles;
yet, when the county is engaged in a for
eign war, and all our resources are demand
ed to meet the unavoidable increased ex
penditure in maintaining our armies in the
field, no sound reason is perceived why we
should not avail ourselves of the revenues
which may te derived from this source.
The objections whii-h have heretofore exist
ed to the imposition of these duties were
applicable to a state of peace, when lhe
were not needed. We are now, however.
engaged in a foreign war. We need mon
ey to prosecute it, and to maintain the pub
lic honor and credit. It can not be doubt
ed that the patriotic people of the United
States would cheerfully, and whithoui com
plaint, submit to the payment of this addi
tional dnty, or any other that may be ne
cessary to maintian the honor of the coun.
try, provide for the unavoidable expenses ol
the government, and to uphold the public
credit. It is recommended that any duties
which may be imposed on the articles be
limited in their duration to the period of the
An additional annual revenue, it is esti
mated of between half a million and a million
ol dollars, would be derived Irom tho grad
uation and reduction of the price ot such of
the public lands as have been long offered
in the market at the minimum price estab
lished by the existing laws, and have re
mained unsold. And in addition to other
reasons commending the measure to favor
able consideration, it is recommended as a
financial measure, lhe duty suggested on
tea and cotlee, and the graduation and re
duction of the price of the public lands.
would secure an additional annual revenue
to the treasury of not less than x3,000,000.
and would thereby prevent the necessity ol
incurring a public debt annually to that
amount, the interest on which must be paid
semi-annually, and ultimately the debt itself,
itself, by a tax on the people.
It is a sound policy, and one which has
long been approved by the government and
people ol the United States, never to resort
to loans unless in cases of great public em
ergency, and then only lor tne smallest
amount which the public necessities will
The increased revenues which the meas
ures now recommend would produce, would
moreover, enable the government to nego
tiate a loan, lor any additional sum which
may be tound needed, with more facility,
and at cheaper rates than can be done
Under the injunction of the constitution
which makes it my duly ''from time to time
to give to Congress information of the state
of the Union, and to recommend to their
consideration such measures" as shall be
judged "necessary and expedient," I re
spectlully and earnestly invite tne action ot
Congress on the measures herein present
ed for their consideration. The public
good, as well as a sense of my responsibili
ty to our common constituents, in my
judgement, imperiously demand that 1
should present them lor your enlightened
consideration, and invoke lavorable action
upon them belore the close of your present
session. JAMES lv. POLK.
Washington, Feb. 13, 1847.
Surprise of a Command of Eiuhtu Men all
made prisoners. A letter dated Jan.2o was re
cuived by Lapt. Cross, at the Urazos, irom
Cant. Chapman, Quartermaster, attached to
Gen. Wool's division, informing him thai Mnj.
Borlaud. of the Arkansis cavalry, with fifty
men; and Major Gaines, and Cassius M. Clay,
with thirty more, had been surprised and cap-
lured at a plac called Inconasion, about 60
miles from Saltillo, on the morning of tho 23d
ultimo, by Gen. Mmon, at the head oi 600 cav
alry. Gen. Minon wis informed by his spies
of Mai. Borland's locality, and he marched from
a town called Matchuta, and surprised him so
completely that not a gan was fired by either
TIMES OF HOLDING COURTS.
The General Assembly changed the time
of holding tho Circuit Courts in lhe follow
ing counties, which wecive for the informa.
tion of all concerned:
Cooper Counlu 1st Mondavi in
Moniteau 4 th Mondays in March and
Morgan The Monday af'.er the 4th
Mondays in March and Sept.
Camden 2d Monday after 4th Mobdayi
in March and Sept.
Miller Thursday after the 2d Afonrlair
after 4th Mondays in March and Sept.
Usage 3d Monday after the 4lh Mon
days in March and September.
- - ?- ol Rl t . . ...
vuie ou luonaays oi iuay and XNor.
Marion County 1st Mondays in March
Hulls 4ih Monday i in March and Au
I the 1st Mondays in April and Sept.
Warren 4'.h Mondays in April & Sept.
Lincoln 1st Monday after the Ath Mnn.
days of April and Sept.
oj. ananas sa :uonaay alter the 4lh
Mondays ol April and September.
Clinton Counlu 1st Wednesdava Wnr-
the 4th Mondays in February and August.
uy 4ui uionaajs in tebruary and
iiay 1st Mondays in March and Sept.
Carroll 2d Mondays in March & Sept.
Caldwell 3d Mondays in March fcSept.
DeK'ilb 1st Thursday after the 3d Mon
days in March and September.
Harrison 4th Mondays in March and
Daviess Thursdays after the 4thMon
days in March and September.
Eutcs County 1st Monday after the 4th
Mondays of -March and September.
Johnson 2J Monday altfTr the 4th Alon.
days in March and September.
i cms 4th Monday alter the 4th Mon
d.iys in March nnd September.
Saline 3ih Monday after the 4th Mon
days in March and September.
L,'itayettc 6th Monday after the 4thMon.
days in March and September.
Benton County 21 Mondas in March
JJullas 1st Monday after the 4th Mon.
days in March and September.
font 2d Monday alter the 4th Mondayi
in March and September.
Cedar 3d Monday after the 4th Mon
days in March and September.
Sl. Clair 4th Monday after the 4th
Mondays in March and September.
Henry 5th Mondays after the 4th Alon-
days in Marchand September.
Franklin County 4th Monday in March
I) rishington 2d Monday in April Pand
Madison County 1st Mondays in March
Wayne 2d Mondays in March &. Sept.
Stoddard 3d Mondays in March k. Sept.
Dunklin 4th Mondays in March k. Sept.
Scull 2d Mondays in April and October.
A?ie Madrid 3d Mondays in April and
Missisippi 4th Mondays in Apiil and
Cape Girardeau 4t!iEMondays in May
Chariton County 3d Mondas in March
jM-ingston 1st Monuajs in April and
Urundy 2d Mondays in April and Oct.
Mercer 3d Mondavs in April and Oct.
Putnam 1st Friday a!t-r the 3d Mon-
da s in April and October.
Sullivan 1st Wednesday alter the 4th
Mondays in April and October.
Linn Isi Monday alter the -lth Mondayi
in April and October.
Platle County 1st Mondays in March
Huclianan4h Mondays in March ana
iienlry 1st Thursdays alter the 2d Mon
days in April and October.
Nodaway 3d Mondays in April and Oct.
Andrew 1st Thursday alter 3d Mondays
m April and uctooer.
Holt 1st Mondays in May and Nov
Atchison 2d Mondays in May and Nov.
Crawford County 1st .Vondayi in -Vay
iicynolds2d .uondayi in .way &. oepi.
Shannon 3d .Uondayi in .May fc Sept.
Ripley 4th -Uondays in 3iay Sc. Sept.
Oregon 1st .Uondays after lhe 4th .Mon
days in .Uay and September.
Ozark 2d Mondayi after the 4th 3Ion
days in .Uay and September.
Wright 3d .Mondays after the 4lh .Mon
davi in .May and September.
Texas 4th .Mondays after the 4lh .Mon
days in -May and September.
Pulaski 5th .Mondays after the 4th
.Uondayi in May and Septenber.
An old man, who had been dreadfully hen
iecked all his life, was visited on his death
bed by a clergyman, lhe old man appear
ed very inditl'erent, and the Parson tried
to arouse him by talking ol the lung ot
Terrors. "Hout, tout, man, I'm na icar't.
The Jung of Terrors! I've been living ux
and thirty years with the Queen of them,
and the Kin,' canna be muckle waur,"