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General Zacliary Taylor.
" Between my government and a fnreignntlUm.
I never atk a question : MY GOVERNMENT
IS AL VVA YS 11 iailT."Gen. Taylor. .
SATURDAY, AUGUST 28,1847.
FROM MEXICO PEACE.
We have nothing from Gen. Scott's army
On every hand we have inquiries as to the
prospects of peace. News from the Mexi
can Congress has been received, which
shows thai body to be decidedly averse to
peace, The New Orleans Picayune of the
12th inst. contains the report of the Com
mitlee on Foreign Relations, to which was
referred Mr. Buchanan's late letter to the
Mexican Government. This report is a
lengthy document, and takes decided ground
on the subject of continuing the war to ex
temination, rather than "consent that an
ignominious treaty should secure to our
neighbors possession of the territory usur
ped by them, and with it the dominion of
tills continent terminating at the same time
our political existence in a manner which
would not even entitles to the compassion
of other people." Tlrereport sets forth the
powers of Congress and the President.
The President possesses no power to con
clude any treaty Congress "possesses
abundant peaceful and legal resources to
secure the interests of the nation," and "has
uniformly opposed everything which should
seem to open the way for peace, which
would, at this day, be every way ignomin
ious and it has exercised the most jealous
care and precaution to prevent even the
remotest danger of such a disaster."
(Congress passed a law declaring it treason
for any one to propose peace.) "The
committee participate in these feelings,"
and in the conclusion of their report re
commend that Mr. Buchanan's letter, to
gether with a copy of their report, be re
turned to the Government.
The report was adopted by Congress,
and ordered to bo published together with
the vote upon it yeas 22, nays 22.
Wo annex the remarks of the Picayune
on the subject. That paper regards the
report as an "authoritative declaration on
the part of the most intelligent political
party in Mexico in favor of the contin
uance of the war. It is the declaration
of the majority of the present Congress,
and of the party called Moderados, which
v would prevail in Mexico but for the inter
position of the military.
We infer from this report that the em
barrassments which have purposely been
thrown in the way of negotiations, are
sanctioned by the intelligent liberal class
in Mexico; that they wore expressly design
ed to guard against the possible corruptions
of their leaders, who might be induced to
entertain thoughts of a peace. As the re
port almost in terms alleges, the people have
given expression in the law, not so much to
an abstract theory of government, as to a
general feeling of intense nationality a
feeling in favor of tho absolute integrity
of the Mexican territory at all hazards;
Tho blind obstinacy of the nation to oppose
a peace is now definitely incorporated in
the law. The executive has the power, by
tho constitution, to negotiate and prepare a
treaty for tho sanction of Congress, but
there is an existing law of Congress de
claring that man a traitor to the country
who shall propose peace. The executive
. must set this law at defiance in recommen
ding a treaty for the sanction of Congress.
Santa Anna is understood to have deman
ded, or at least expected the repeal of this
law, by which his hands oro now tied.
Congress has not yet yielded to his instan
ces, nor docs he feel himself strong enough
lo trample the law under his feet. We have
then the spectacle of an obstinate, self-will,
ed, superstitious and ignorant people, enga
ged in a war with a powerful foe, and
bound by the most solemn sanctions of law,
as well as by the evil passions of their na
ture, to continue the war till the extermina
tion of their enemy or themselves.
"Elder Alien, of Boone, and Dr.
Hopson, of this place, held a three days'
meeting in the Christian Church, com
mencing on last Saturday, during which
.some ten or twelve persons united them
selves with the Church.
jWe call attention to the circular of
the State Central Committee, to the Whig
of Missouri. The suggestions should be
promptly acted on. Our democratic friends
are at work, preparing for the contest of
the coming year, and we should not be
behind them. The mere proposition on
our part to organize, seems to alarm them.
Let us keep up the alarm, by going ac
fively and zealously to work
The editor of the "Metropolitan," in his
paper of the 17th inst., is out upon the
"Times," in a style which reminds us of a
"hen with one chicken." He is decidedly
"up in the back." lie seems to have a
peculiar afTection for us, and never lets an
occasion pass without a strong exhibition
of his feelings.
We charged the "Metropolitan" witli in
justice towards Gen. Taylor with ever
being ready to circulate anything that was
calculated to injure him in the eyes of the
public. This it "flatly denies," and calls
upon us to make good the charge, take
back what we have said, or stand branded
as a false accuser!
Branded as a false accuser of Hampton
L. Boon! Great O-r-e-g-o-nl Could any
accusation be brought against him (saving
Cain's offence) that could be branded as
false? But let us try him, and leave the
public to pass sentence.
"We have never said a disrespectful
word of Gen. Taylor;" "the ed
itor has our paper, the Metropolitan and
we challenge him to the proof of his
charges." We have never placed a sum
ciently high estimate upon that "ineffably
delectable sheet," the "Metropolitan," to
file it, and shall, of course, have to sustain
our charges, without going further back
than the number we were speaking of,
when we penned the article which called
forth the one we are now replying to.
We regret not having a file of it, not that
we think Gen. Taylor suffered much, or
that he would be greatly relieved by our
defence, but iust for the satisfaction of
giving the reverend old sinner a sound
In the "Metropolitan" of the 27th ult.,
General Taylor is indirectly charged with
writing letters for the "public eye," and
private ones explaining them, with a view
to deceiving the people into his support
for the Presidency. It was this attack of
the "Metropolitan" we were writing about,
and it was prefaced with the paragraph
chosen for the editor's text but in the
whole length of his furious article he never
once referred to it. Whv? Because it
was true, and in reality, was not the part
of our article to which exceptions were
taken: it was merely a scape-goat, from
behind which the editor could vent his
feelings, not choosing to touch upon that
portion of our article which gave the of
fence of which, directly.
In the same paper, and same article, the
"Metropolitan" said: "the Gen. who is said
to be a pious and humble Methodist, must
be on the eve of absconding from that
large and popular denomination, in order
to take his stand on the side of the Jesuits."
We then asked what sense there was in
lugging in Genera! Taylor's religious
views but the editor did not tell us in his
reply. Why? Because it was simply done
with a view, as we then stated, of injuring
General Taylor. It was an "open attack
on his private opinions," and occupied a
"conspicuous place" in the columns of the
speaking of this inuendo of the "Metro
politan's," of General Taylor absconding
from the Methodist Church, in order to
take his stand on the side of the Jesuits,
we then remarked, "pecuniary profit may
have induced some to abscond from one de
nomination to another, and office may have
ured them from their second love, but the
old man of Buena Vista is not of this sort."
And here it was that we hit the editor
right in the face more fully, fairly, and
harder than we thought, or intended, and
until our attention was particularly called
to it, and his history, we did not understand
his last attack on us.
We think we have now fully sustained
our position as well as prepared the reader
to understand us in future, and to know to
what causes to attribute the "Metropolitan's''
ravings; a few further remarks, which, in
self-defence, will be personal, and we are
done, for the present. .
1 he editor makes out his own case, and
says "if these sayings constitute detraction(
then we plead guilty. If otherwise, the
"Times" has defamed us, and attempted
to blaspheme our good name." We have
cleared our skirts of the Taylor part of
the "detraction," by words "from his own
mouth" and we believe we are well
enough posted up to go into trial on mat
ters touching absconding from one church
to another, and being lured from his sec
ond love by office; during the trial, (which
will be published in full,) some valuable
information will be elicited as to agency
in disposing of church property, valuo of
a mercantile agency, and the convenience
and utility of the sub-treasury system, in
private transactions in all of which the
editor's good name will stand out in bold
The "goat" part of the editor's article
reminds us of an anecdote, which illus
trates the necessity of a good start in a
uarre1, and which seems to be well under
stood by him. 1 wo women were once
quarrelling. One of them had a daughlei
present who betrayed symptoms of un
easiness as to tho result, and by way of
assisting her side she said, "mother, call her
wh re first!"
From the Missouri StatesmanExtra.
To the Whigs of Missouri.
On the 10th day of February last the
Whiff members of the General Assembly,
met in the Capitol at the City of Jefferson,
and passed the resolutions which follow.
With a view to a thorough and complete
organization of the Whig party in every
county in the State, and for the purpose of
adopting some general rule, by which can
didates should be brought before the peo
ple for the higher and more important offi
ces, the undersigned, (as will bo seen by
reference to the resolutions,) have been
constituted a State Central Committee, to
aid in carrying forward the objects and
promoting the great interests ot the party.
In accepting the trust contcrred upon
them, the Committee earnestly recommen
ded the propriety of holding a Slate Con
vention, to be held at a time and place here
after to be agreed upon, for the purpose of
nominating candidates for Governor, Lieu
tenant Governor, and Presidential Electors
on the part of the State; and they propose
that the Whigs of the different counties in
the Slate shall meet on the first Monday
in November next, and choose delegates
to attend the Convention; or if any thing
should prevent the Whigs ot any county
from meeting on the day above designated,
then that they shall meet on some day du
ring the month of November. The basis
of representation in said Convention will
be timely agreed upon and announced.
The Committee also recommended the
propriety of holding District Conventions
for the purpose of nominating candidates
for Congress and Presidential Llectors, at
a time as early as practicable, and to be
agreed upon by the counties composing the
dinerenl Congressional Uistricls.
The Committee cannot too earnestly
press upon the Whigs of Missouri the ne
cessity of carrying out the recommendation
above made. It is only by united action,
thorough organization, frequent counsel,
and free interchange of views and opin
ions that any great good can be effected.
At a proper time the voters of the State
will be addressed on the questions which
divide the two great political parties of the
country: for the present they ask an alien
live reading of the accompanying rcsolu.
lions, which point to the general principles
and policy of the Whig party, and which
contain facts in reference to the history of
our own State lamentably true, ami which
should arrest the attention ot every patri
otic voter. Fighting as the Whigs of Mis
souri have been for years, not for the spoils
of oflice, or personal promotion, but for
the triumph and success of those great
principles, and that line of policy which
lie at the foundation of our prosperity and
happiness as a people, and regarding both
as too sacred to be given up or surrender
ed on account of temporary or even fre
quent defeats, they are determined to rally
once more In behalf of the cause and the
country; and relying firmly on the virtue
and intelligence ot the people, the Commit
tee express the beliet without hesitation
that by organization, proper effort, and
concert of action, truth and justice must
and will triumph.
Wm. Jewell, Warren Woodson,
James S. Rollins, Sam'l. A. Young,
Wm. F. Switzler, Henry S. Geyer,
Nath. II. Watkins, Sam'l. T. Glover,
J. II. M'Ilvaine,
P. L. Edwards,
James II. Baldwin,
Tiiomp. M. Ewixg,
Jon. S. Waddell,
Columbia, August 20, 1847
Rcsnlocd, That the people of the Slate of Mis
souri, have a deep and permanent inleiesl, in the
construction of works of National improvement
by the General Government, and an especial in
terest in procuring liberal appropriations of land
and money, for the purpose of impioving the
navigation of the Mississippi, Missouri and
Osage rivers; and the continuation of the Cum
berland road to and within our State; for the re
claiming and improvement of the inundated lands
in the South Eastern portion of the State, and
for the construction of oiher and important Na
tional Improvements, calculated to develops the
agricultural and mineral resources of the State,
increase its manufactures, and promote its Com
Resolved, That the policy which discourages,
and prevents such appropriations being made by
Congress, is hostile to the best interests of Mis
Resolved, That the best interests of the people
of the Slate of Missouri require the adoption of
a liberal and prudent system of internal im
provements, by the Slate Government, for the
purpose of improving our navigable waters, and
making roads from the interior counties lo con
venient points for steam boat navigation on our
rivers, amongst which improvements, the eon.
struciion of a road from the upper Missouri and
the Mississippi river, and the making of proper
roads from the mineral region to the great rivers
are prominent objects.
Resolved, That it is the true policy of Missou
ri to grant liberal acts of incorporation to com
panies for the purpose of constructing roads and
developing our vast mineral resources, thereby
inviting capital to our State, creating an exten
sive home market for our surplus products, and
addipgto the wealth, strength, prosperity and
happiness of ihe people.
Resolved, That the State of Missouri, contain
ing inexhaustible stores of unproductive mineral
wealth, would be incalculably benefitted by that
system of policy, which builds up American man
ufactures, encourages American labor, furnishes
a home market for the products of the farmer,
constant employment for the mechanic, miner
and smelter, and which prevents the exportation
of specie for the purchase of foreign fabrics, and
makes us independent of foreign nations, In fact,
as well as in name.
Resolved, That the Tariff of 1816, is an inju
rious and imprudent act of Legislation, uncalled
for by the voice of the people, and inadequate for
purposes of revenue whilst it fails to afford that
discriminative protection to AMERICAN LA
BOR and industry, so beneficial to the working
classes in the community, and so loudly deman
ded by every consideration connected with 8
wise Bystem of public policy.
Resolved, That it Is not only the right, but that
it is the duty of every American citizen, freely
and fully lo exprets his opinion in regard to the
acts of the Federal Executive; whether those acts
relets to the war with Mexico, or lo the dis charge
of any of the civil functions of his office;
end that any attempt to invade that right is a vio
lation of one of the fundamental principles ol
Republican freedom, and in direct hostility lo
that principle of our Declaration of Rights which
guaranties "that the free communication ol
thoughts and opinions is one or the invaluable
rights of man, and that evory person may freely
write, speak and print on any subject.
Resolved, That the conduct ot the present Ad
ministration of the General Government, in vol
untarily permitting General Santa Anna, the fa.
vorite chieftain of the Mexican army, and the
rallying point of the Mexican nation, to return
to Mexico, to concentrate the energies of that na
tion, and lead its armies against us, was an act
well calculated to protract the war, augment its
evils, and lo cause a vast expenditure of national
treasure and blood; that this conduct on the part
of the President of the United Stales did give
"aid and comfort" to the enemy, and affords
conclusive evidence of the folly and imbeoility
of those who now conduct our national interests.
Resolved, That it is a source of just pride
and gratification to every true American to wit
ness the promptilude, alacrity and patriotism
with which the people of nil parties in the Union,
have rallied around the banner of their country;
the bravery, heroism and success which have
distinguished them in the hour of battle, and
the patience and fortitude with which they have
met and discharged every duly, amidst the dan
gers, difficulties and exposures by which they
Resolved, That the soldiers and officers of
the volunteer and regular army have covered
themselves with glory have sustained the honor
and the fame of American flag, and that the
especial gratitude of the nation is due to Gen
eral ZACHARY TAYLOR, for the courage,
military skill, prudent foresight and patriotism
with which he has commanded the American
army, and repeatedly conquered a superior foe
under the most unfavorable circumstances.
Resolved, That we highly approve the propo
sition in Congress, lo grant to the soldiers and
volunteers belonging to the army of the United
States, additional compensation for the important
services they are now rendering the country;
and that the enactment of such a law would be
alike honorable to Congress and just to our
brave and patriotic army.
Resolved, That the feeble, vacillating and dil
atory conduct of the present administration in
carrying on tho war; its failure to furnish auffi
cient supplies of men and money at the proper
times, have tended to protract the contest, and
will involve the nation in a large expenditure
of the public money, and has created an im
mense public debt, which must remain for many
years a heavy tax upon the labor and industry of
the people of this country.
Resolved, That the Sub.Treasury scheme has
proved to be wholly inoperative and impracti.
cable; the only influence which it exerts being
destructive alike to the business and financial
prosperity of the country, and tending to con
centrate all raonied power in the hands of the
Resolved, That although the State of Mis
souri has been a member of the Union for 26
years, and inhabited by hardy and enterprising
people, with superior natural advantages, for
agriculture, commerce and manufactures, yet
under the dominion of the Locofoco party, which
has conducted the affairs of the State for the
last 22 years, the children of the State have been
permitted to grow up in ignorance, and the
country lo remain unimproved, there never hav.
ing been a single dollar appropriated out of the
Slate funds either to the objects of education or
to the construction of any work of internal
improvement; that the funds donated by the gen
eral government to this State, for these purposes,
have been mismanaged and squandered, onerous
and heavy taxes have been imposed upon the
people, and a Slate debt contracted of upwards
of NINE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS; which
condition of Missouri calls aloud for a change
of rulers and the system of policy by which it
has been governed.
Resolved, That equal representation is a
fundamental doctrine, which lies at the basis
of all republican liberty, and that a constitution
which fails to recognize and enforce this great
and necessary doctrine, is subversive of the most
secred political rights, and a party in power
which fails or refuses to equalize representation
in the manner prescribed in the Constitution,
when it has become grossly and flagrantly une
qual, is guilty of an abuse and betrayal of the
confidence of the people, and is justly charge
able with nil the cousequences Which may ensue
Resolved, That the future prosperity of Mis
souri must depend in a great measure upon the
success of the policy and principles of the Whig
party; and, with a view to put these principles
into successful operation, the Whig members of
this General Assembly do lecommend a tho
BOOOH AND IMMEDIATE BE-ORGANIZATION OF THE
WHIO PARTY THROUGHOUT THE STATE; and that
there be appointed a State Central Committee of
IS persons five to reside in one of the Con
gressional Districts of the State, and two in
each of the others, with full power to carry out
the organization here proposed and recommended.
STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE
Mr. Ray, of Carroll, offered the following
resolution, wnicn was unanimously adopted:
Resolved, That the following gentlemen be
requested to act as a "State Central Commit
Of the 3J Congressional District, Columbia,
William Jewell, I Sam'l. A. Young,
Wabben Woodson, James S. Rollins,
William F. Switzler.
Of the 1st Congressional District,
II EN BY S. GEYEB, I Na-Th'l. W. W ATKINS,
of St. Louis. I of Cape Girardeau,
Of tlit 2d Congressional District,
Sam'l. T. Gloveb, I Jesse H. McIlvainc,
of Marion. of Washington.
Of the 4th Congressional District,
Philip L. Edwabds, I James H. Baldwin,
of Ray. I of Platte.
Of the 5th Congressional District.
Thompson M. Ewino, I John S. Waddell,
of La Fayette. of Greene.
On motion of Mr. Broadhead, of Pike, the
following resolution was adopted.
Resolved, That the Central ' Committee ap
pointed at this meeting, be authorized to fill
all vacancies that may occur in their body.
When on motion of Col. Switzler, the meet-
ing adjourned to meet at the polls in 1348.
J. H. LUCAS, Chairman.
George Rapp, the celebrated founder
and patriarch of Economy, died on Mon
day, the '8th inst., leaving his niece his im
TO THE FEOPLE OF MISSOURI.
I may be allowed to state that the great de.
sideratum of wealth, in this Stale is "certain,
cheap and speedy transportation;" and I assert
it as my opinion, that the Slate, and people
thereof, are now entirely sdequala to the accoin.
plishment of all these, in a very short time.
Before I proceed lo show how this is to be done,
allow ma to say a word or two as lo (he im.
oortance of each of these reauisites. FirstOf
certainty. So rich and productive is our soil
and so gonial is our climate, that in the articles
of Grain, Vegetables, Hemp and Tobacco, and
I may add, Beef and Pork so generally are
our people engaged in the production of these
articles, that our almost entire prospect of e
market is from beyond the State, and I may
add, not short of New Oilcans; and consequently,
whatever will facilitate their transportation there,
directly benefits every individual who has any
of these articles to dispose of. Therefore,
certainty that he can send such surplus to New
Orleans, is at once an encouragement to use his
best efforts to raise a surplus; whereas, if there
remains an uncertainty of his sending ' it to
market, he becomes careless whether he raises
more than he needs for domestic consumption
As a single illustration of this, let us suppose
it were possible that the Mississippi was in
every second and fourth of every series of four
years lo be entirely dry, who would be so foolish
as to raise a surplus of these perishable articles
for market, the first and third years of that time;
and consequently, every lesser thing that ob
slructs the certainty of transportation, inclines
our farmers to plant fewer crops and slackens
their efforts, in the preparation of articles for
market. This would be different if the largest
portion of the people (as in some of the eastern
States) were engaged in manufacturing, for then
our market would be at home, (which of all
other markets most increases the wealth of any
country.) But such is not our case, although
the writer of this hopes that finally this will be
one of the largest manufacturing States in the
Union; still, before this can be effected our Slate
must become rich from the sale abroad of her
agricultural and mineral productions in their
unmanufactured or crude State; and every thing
that will make the transportation of this surplus
more certain to the greatest produce depot in
America, (I had nearly said in the world) will
increase the wealth, not only of the farmer, but
of all classes, except usurers, in the State; for
as increases the farmer's wealth, so all other
classes, (except as above) are benefitted. As
an illustration of the injury that uncertainty pro
duces to the farmer, I may bo allowed to refer
to a single fact: Last winter corn sold at about
one dollar and ten cents per bushel in New
Orleans, for six or seven weeks, while all our
rivers were blocked up with ice, and before their
navigation was resumed, so that the Missouri
farmer could send his corn to market, it fell to
from 60 to 65 cents, being a clear loss, on each
bushel, of at least 45 cents!! Suppose then
there had beon a certainty of transportation from
every farmer's neighborhood, during this period,
it is by no means extravagant to suppose, the
people of the State could and would have sent
forward et least one million of bushels, and if so,
there would have been a gain in their pockets
of near half a million of dollars, which would
pay the taxes to the State for more than five
years. It should be remembered that it is not
on corn alone, but on every other article they
raise for market, on which corresponding losses
are annually sustained from the same cause by
our people, to far more than double the amount
above estimated. Even Hay was at one time
last winter over forty dollars per ton in New
Orleans, but at a time when the Missouri raiser
could not have transported it there for $100 per
ton. And why? Because of the uncertainty of
transportation. And the writer asks his fellow
citizens to bear in mind this remark: that this
uncertainty, occasioned by ico, effects us worse
than any State in the Union, except Iowa, Wis
consin and Michigan, and that by energy and
the expenditure of some means, which are en-
tirely within our reach, we can eradicate this
uncertainty, as in future numbers, I will attempt,
and, I hope, successfully, to show.
The next great important item, in relation to
transportation, is its cheapness: to show this,
will be the object of the next number. In th
mean time, I hope every one will think fully
on this matter, and if he will look around him
even in his neighborhood, he will find ampl
proofs, in every direction, fli sustain the view
thus presented; and even at Lome he will
furnished with proof how often he suffers an
inconvenience for the want of some article of
necessity, because there is no convenient or cer
tain opportunity to order it sent to him. There
fore, the writer repeats, that certainty of trans-
portation is one of the great constituents of th
wealth of the State, and deserves the attention
of both the State and the people to make it as
ceitain as possible. MISSOURI.
TO THE PUBLIC.
Volunteer Fund. In order that the public
may know what disposition was made of th
Funds placed in my hands, for the benefit of th
volunteers who started for Mexico, in the sum
mer of 1846, and were disbanded in Rocheport,
I have concluded to make the followiag state.
menl: Thirty-two dollars end fifty cents, by th
request of the contributors in Glasgow, was
given to the "Glasgow Guards;" the remainder,
forty-two dollars and fifty cents, was given to the
Barbecue, at Fayette, in honor of the returned
The above mentioned sums constituting the
whole amount remaining in my bands, after re
turning from Rocheport, and which were depos
ited in the Bank, at Fayette, until withdrawn
for the purposes as above stated.
JOEL VV. HUGHES.
August 25th, 1817.
Coi. Bbnton and tub Wab. The Louis-
villo Journal, in. noticing the correspon
dence of the Baltimore American, which
we copied yesterday, makes the following
statement. How far the mterence may u
justified, lime will prove:
Ii ! Mrtnin that Mr. Benton is preparing him
self for a lerrifio attack upon the Administration
next winter in the Senate chamoer. ai a town
in th Inmrinr of Kentucky, a few days ago, he
got into a conversation upon the subject of the
Mexican war, and became immensely excited.
perfectly infuriated. Ho said mat an opportunity
had been passed by of making an advantageous
and honorable peace, and, that be could show
the fact and would show it. As for the whole
management of the war, he averred that it had
hnon utterly disgraceful. He Stated that ha
should go lo Washington and make one speech
upon the subject, only one, and, that it wouia ob
the greatest speech of his life, and he was will
ing that it should be the last. In speaking of lha
Administration, his. language Dareiy, u at an,
fell short of downright cursing. His wrathful
declamation lasted a full hour.
Thus is Mr. Polk rewarded for his disgraceful
attempt to make Mr. Benton lieutenant general
and to place in his hands the whole power of
peace and war, and thus does na deserve to 09
While some of our citizens were fishing a
few days since on the Sny Island, they discovered
n what is called Bird blough, the body o I a
negro man. Un examination ol the Body, toey
found it to answer the description of a negro
recently advertised in handbills as a runaway
from Neriak Todd, of Howard county. Ha
had on a brown janes frock coat, home-mads
linen pants, and a new pair of lined end bound
shoes. The body when discovered was much.
mutilated. Hannibal Journal.
Mr. Todd succeeded in getting his ne
gro, and he is now at nome. w nere tne
one mentioned above came from, we know
Tennessee. The whig victory in Ten
nessee, is worth crowing over. We have
elected our Governor, over their strongest
man, who was in the chair; we have gained
in both branches of the Legislature, and
now have a majority in both Houses; wo
have sained in the Congressmen thus
making a complete, overwhelming victory,
in Mr. Polk's own State, where his patro
nage has been lavished with a prodigal
hand. But all his patronage, and ihe hue)
and cry against the whigs about the war,
federalism, and what not, would not avail.
They boldly stood by their principles, and
tDThe editor of the "Metropolitan",
quoles E. W. Robinson against us. TSje
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Crocket once said of two fellows who
were trying to pick a fight wilh him. "One,"
he said, "would soil his gloves, and the
other would pick his pocket before be could
From California. We understand Gen.
Kearney and suite passed down the river
on Tuesday. We suppose he is en route
We do not know whether Col. Fremont
was along with the company. We see it
stated -that Col. Benton has demanded a
Court of Investigation as to the acts of
his son-in-law. At last accounts he was
on his way home under arrest for disobe
dience of orders.
The Sc heme is Working. The Washington
correspondent of the Journal of Commerce
writes as follows:
The slaveholders of Cuba have also, in antici
pation of the possible transfer of the Island to
Great Britain, signified to our government a wish
to bring the Island under the protection of tba
United States. The annexation of Texas, while
it increases the power of the slaveholding inter
est in the United States, also increases the neces
sity of protecting that interest from the near a p.
preach of the British policy, power and example.
The great and increasing love of territorial
acquisition and military renown, so manifest in
the United States, will seek gratification before
long, and upon the earliest pretext, in a war with
England. The Mexican war is a preparatory
measure to great events.
Murder. We understand a difficulty
occurred at Florence, Morgan county, last
Friday, between Claiborne Young and
Thomas O'Neill, in which the latter was
killed by the former, receiving a slab in
the breast near the left nipple, which pro
duced instant death. Mr. O'N. was post
master at that place, and son of Mr. Charles
O'Neill of New Franklin. Mr. Young
was immediately arrested, and afterwards
released on a writ of habeas corpus.
The delegation in Congress from Ala
bama, will be five Locofocos and two
Whigs, a Whig gain of one. In the Hunts
ville district, W. R. W. Cobb, George S.
Houston in the Flbrence district; W. S Har
ris in the Wetumpka district; S. W. Inge,
in the Tuscaloosa district; H. W. Hillard,
Whig, in the Montgomery district, and
John Gayle, Whig, in the Mobile district
a Whig gain.
DCTThe London Quarterly Review, for
June, has been received, but we have not
had time to examine its contents.
LyGoDEv's Lady's Book for Septem
bcr has been received, well filled and or
namented, (except fashion plates,) as usual.
Our neighbor's discarding it, on account
of its Taylorism that was'nt in it does
not seem to set Godbv back a whit!
rjCTNo. II, "to the people of Missouri,''
is worthy of an attentive perusal.
Editors are always helping other folks to.
water, but never supposed to be. thirsty
themselves. ' .