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'Hie People's Ticket.
i FOR PRESIDENT:
ZV II AItV TAYLOR.
FOR VICE PRESIDENT:
0 tLECtom fOB MESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT.
lnt District. T. L ANDERSON, of Marion.
2a. " A. LEONARD, of Hownrd.
Hrd. " WM. A. WITCHER. of Clay.
4th J. C. RICHARDSON, of Cooper,
ftili. " C. N. HANDY, of Benttin.
6th. " A. '"OOK. of Cnpe Girardeau.
7th. ' U. WRliiHT, of St, Louis.
SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 30, 1S4S.
xim Tronic's rial form
"I hove no private piitpuses to accomplish, no
party purpos.es to build up, no vnemres iv puiusu
in .orl-a hilt (TlV COUIItrV."
ri. nuwrr riven br the Conntitotion t the
r.o.,i;uo m intemose his veto, is a hiuh ctner
vaiive power which should never be exercised ex
nf clear violation o5 the Constitution
or manifest haste and want of consideration by
"The personal opinions of the individual who
mav happen to occupy the Executive chair, ought
nm'in control the action of Conifress upon qiies-
lions of domestic policy, nor ought his objections
to be interpussd where question ol constitutional
power have been seiuea Dy me numn uriunr,
..e .,.mnii. and acauiesced in bv the people."
Upon the subject of the tariff, the currency, the
improvement ot our preai. niguwojr, rut.-..
and harbors, the wi:l of the people, as expressed
through their representatives in Congress, ougnt
tn i. rp.nected and carried out by the Executive
"War, at all times, and under all circunistnn
ces, is a national calamity, to be avoided, if com
n..,:l.la with tiRitiinnl honor. '
i.Th. nrincitilns of our eovernmont, as well as
..., , r...-v nnmwed to the subiiization
-.k -,, vl ihn disinemhermenl of other
countries by conquest; for, in the language of the
great Washington, 'Why should we quit our own
r. ....: .,.,. " y. TA YLOR.
IU BiailU Ull luivigll
Hon. Abiel Leonard, Whig Elector for
this District, will address the people at the
following times and places
ID- N O T 1 C E TJQ
Andrew J. Hebndon, Esq , has kindly
consented to act as Agent for us at this
place. Advertisements or job-work, in
tendeJ fr our office, can bo left with him,
or sent directly to us, at Glasgow.
Affidavits for the publication of legal no
tices, will always bo left at his office, prior
to court day.
We shall be pleased to hear from our
friends here and will hold ourselves in
readiness to attend to all orders without de
lay. There is regular mail communication be
tween the places, every other day, while
persons are passing almost every day,
which will insure the transmission of or
ders ami return of answers, with little or
rT:'otiec to our iibscriers.0
Our subscribers in this place, and those
who have gotten their papers from the of
fice, will hereafter find their papers in the
posl office, Friday morning of each week.
Their papers will bo furnished as regu
larly as heretofore, with as late news (he
only difference to them being the small ad
ditional cost of postage, which we will
share with them, upon a settlement of their
accounts with us.
Facilities for obtaining news are greater
at Glasgow than at this place, either in a
political or commercial point of view and
to the extent of this difference, will our
subscribers be benefited.
03" To Exchange. C0
Will our Exchanges immediately oiler
the direction of iheir pnpers for us to Glas
gow, Howard county, Missouri.
0We would also lake it as an especial
favor, if they will notice our removal.
rjQ" We shall not miss the publication of
a paper by our removal.
Last. This is the last paper we issue in
this place. By personal attendance here
on public occasions, and correspondence,
we expect to keep our friends as fully ad
vised on l cal affairs, as heretofore. The
affair, of the county, political and other
wise, will continue to receive the attention
of our paper. The removal from the cen
tre to an extreme, will not lessen the inter
est we feel in the prosperity of old How
ard. Attention. Will our friends who have
prospectus' in their hands, forward them to
us at Glasgow, forthwith, so that all who
have subscribed may get the first number
of the Glasgow Weekly Times.
The Minutes or the Old School Baptist
Mount Pleasant Association are printed
end ready for the Churches composing said
Association. They will be found at th
Tost Office, Fayette.
RUMORS NOT OF WAR.
Some person or persons have put in cir-
culation a report that our object in mo.
ving to Glasgow, Is to advocate a division
of the county, or a removal of the county
seat to that place. We regard the one as
impossible, and the other as impracticable;
land as equally opposed to either as the
originators of the report, whose scihsh
ends, however, we doubt not, will keep it
alive, notwithstanding this paragraph.
Maine Election. Three fourths of the"
State has been heard from, and the vote
for Governor stands as follows: Hamlin
(Whig) 21,108; Dana (Wo) 21,714; Fes-
senden (Free Soil) 7,519. Locofoco ma
jority last year over all, 1,650; behind now,
4,483. Whig gain so far, 1,483. Free
Soil gain 3,000.
Uufus K. Goodenow (Whig) is trium
phantly elected in the Fourth District.
This is a Whig gain.
In the Second District, Lincoln (Whig)
has gained largely.
Gerry (Locofoco) is elected in the First
The Whig gain in the Fifth and Sixth
Districts is large. There is no choice in
the latter District. Locofoco plurality 600.
"The Times, however, ought to recollect that,
while they are retailing the slanderous reports
of disappointed office seekers against Gen. Cess,
his character for all that is piaisworthy, and as a
gentleman of honor and integrity is endorsed by
the most Drominenl and respectslile men in the
ranks of the whigs." Democrat of Monday.
Gen. Cass' old political friends and asso
ciates choose to publicly announce to the
world, that he is unfit for the high station
to which he is nominated; the whigs quote
the men who have been associated with
him for years, to show that he lacks politi
cal integrity and firmness, and are called
retailors of "slanderous reports." The whigs
were always satisfied of his unfitness for posts
of responsibility many democrats are sat
isfied of the same thing, and refuse to assist
in his elevation; and those who are so man
acled by party chains as to regard it as trea
son to oppose a party nomination, must be
allowed to fret and scold.
We deal with Gen. Cass as a politician
and military hero. He may be a "gentle
man of integrity and honor," in his private
dealings, (independent of land speculations)
but that does not prove that he "has often
perrilled his life for his country" that his
political principles are correct, or that ho is
a sagacious statesman.
The Democrat claimed for him, that he
was a man of great military talents that
he had often perrilled his life for his coun
try. We have been trying some six weeks
to get it to name times and places, but have
thus far failed. Will it now do it, or openly
acknowledge it was playing off a little bun
combe, merely to deceive the people?
Massachusetts Wiiio Convention.
The Stale was fully represented in this
Convention, which met on the 15th, and
the most cordial unanimity prevailed.
Daniel P. King, of Dnnvers, presided.
Geo. N. Briggs, for Governor, and John
Reed, for Lieut. Governor, were re-nomi
nated by acclamation. Levi Lincoln, of
Worcester, and Edward Dwigiit, of Bos
ton, were selected as Tavloii anJ Fill
more Electors at large.
CO Senator Atchison and C. F. Jack
son, attended the recent democratic gath
ering at Springfield, Green county, and
made speeches in which they strove to ex
cel each other in abuse of Gen. Taylor.
They are both candidates for the United
Polk Elector out for Taylor The
Pittsburgh American states that Judge My
ers of Clarion county, Pa., a gentleman of
considerable influence in that section of the
State, heretofore a prominent politician in
the Democratic ranks, a Polk elector in '44,
has left the party and openly odvocates the
election of Gen. Taylor.
Tub Farmers on tub Presidency. A
great convention of farmers and horiicul
turists has recently been in session at Buf
falo, New York. They occupied three days
in the business which brought them togeth
er. The following is the aggregate of three
different votes, taken on railroad cars and
packet boats, of persons going to this con
vention: For Taylor, 392
Van Buren, 226
Taylor mors than doubles both the Locofoco
DOThe St. Louis papers contain a call
for a Free Soil meeting, numerously signed.
The meeting was to have been held last
Saturday night. The friends of Gen. Tay
lor were to have a torch light procession
the same evening.
Amalgamation. The Barnburners and
Abolitionists of New York recently held
Conventions at Utica, in that State. The
Abolitionists discussed the matter, and re
solved to join the Barnburners, who agreed
to take them in. After the preliminaries
had been arranged, the Abolitionists formed
procession, inarched to where the Barn
burners were assembled, and were received
with open arms. O what a meeting was
LATEST NEWS FROM SANTA FE.
MOST extraordinary trip.
Mr. F. X. Aubrey, is just in from Santa
Fe, which place he left on the 12th of Sep
tember.' He made the trip, from Santa Fc
to Independence, in five days and sixteen
hours, including all delays and stoppages, the
actual traveling time being about four days
and a hulf!
Mr. Aubrey reports as water bound, at
Sand Creek, Major Reynolds' division ofthe
Missouri Volunteers; Major Walker s bat
talion, and Lieut. Love with a small num
ber of U. S. Dragoons. There were with
this party Messrs. Finley, Allen, Carey and
He passed Col. Ralls and a portion of the
Missouri Volunteers at the Battle Ground
15 miles beyond the Arkansas.
Col. Easton's battalion, with the recruits
under Lieut. Allen, were at Fort Mann.
Gen. Price and staff were water-bound
at the Pawnee Fork; also Moj. Donaldson's
division of Illinois Volunteers, and Lieut
Cooley of Col. Gilpin's command.
At Cow Cieck, ho passed Capts. Cun
ninuham and Bond's division of Illinois Vol
unteers, water-bound. At this place he also
saw S. Ruland, of this city.
He passed Col. Newby.Dr. Robinson and
Lieut. Hamilton, at Willow Springs.
He met Governor Lane, en route for Or
egon, at Council Grove.
Mr. Aubry thinks that the first detach
ment of Gen. Price's command will reach
Independence about the first of October,
and the whole military force may be ex
pected to arrive by the fifteenth.
From an Extra isseed from the office of
the Santa Fe Republicnn, and dated on the
12th inst., we gather the following items of
Company II. First Dragoons, commanded
by Lieut. Buford, from Furl Gibson, arri
ved at Santa Fe on the 9ih inst., all in good
health. Lieut. Buford passed over a hith
erto untravelled route, which he considers
the best and shortest between the United
States and Santa Fe.
Bt. Lieut. Col. Washington, appointed,
it is said, civil and military governor of N.
Mexico, was expected 'at Santa Fe by the
20th of this month. He left Chihuahua on
the 29th of Aug., with two companies of
Dragoons and one of light Artillery, for the
department of New Mexico, and five com
panies of Dragoons for California. The Re
publican hopes, that he may soon reach there
as it is impossible for 200 men to garrison
and protect so extensive a territory from
Maj. Beall, United Stales Dragoons, was
in command of the military force in New
Mexico. He had received petitions from
Taos, Peralto Albuquerque and other points
asking for troops to garrison the frontiers,
as the inhabitants were in constant danger
from the daily incursions of the Indians,
who continued to murder them and to drive
off their stock. The small force left to gar
rtson the country made it impossible lur
Major Beall to comply with these requests.
Major Beall, in command ofthe 9th Mili
tni'y Dept't. has issued an order, permitting
Diego Archuleta, the leader of the Taos
revolution to return to his family and friends
without molestation from any quarter.
Gen. Price and staff left Santa Fe on the
I he crops throughout the country are
said to look fine, and to bid fair to yield
beautiful harvest to the growers. A much
larger amount of grain has been planted
this year than in any previous session
The Republican, noticing the passage by
the Texas Legislature, of bills to establish
the county of Santa Fe to arrange the mi
litia of the county of Santa Fe to estab
lish the eleventh Judicial Circuit to be for
med of that county and to allow the coun
ty one representntive in the House, says:
We would now inform our Texan friends,
that it is not necessary to send us a Judge
nor a District Attorney to settle our affairs
or put "things to rights," for there is not a
citizen, either American or Mexican, that
will ever acknowledge themselves as citi
zens of Texas, until it comes from higher
authorities. New Mexico docs not belong,
nor has Texas even a right to claim her as
a part of Texas. We would also advise
Texas to send with her civil officers for this
county a large force, in order that they moy
have a sufficient body guard to escort them
back safe. It will also be well for Texas
to put Mr. , as a member from the
county of Santa Fe, for their next session
of the Legislature, and we sincerely hope
the seat may be reserved for him, as it is
quite probable his services will be actually
demanded, in order to instruct the new and
voung idea how to shoot! Texas should
show some little sense and drop this ques
tion, and not have it publicly announces
that Texas' smartest men were tarred and
feathered by attempting to fill the office as
John Van Buren, in his speech at
ding, Pa., said Lewis Cass stood as much
chance of carrying tho great State of New
York as Louis Philippe.
Excessive Drought prevails in Delaware.
stopping mills by drying streams, parching
vegetation and interfering with the seeding
From the New York Express.
A DINNER TO CAPTAIN BRAGG.
It being known that the distinguished
Captain now Col. Bragg, was in town, an
mprcmtu dinner was given him in New
York a few days since by a parly of gen
tlemen, at the Astor House, over which P
Hone presided. Among the other guests
were Mr. Meredith and Mr. Kennedy, of
Baltimore, the Hon. Mr. (Colonel) Has
kell, of Tennessee, and Hon. Mr. Donncll,
of North Carolina. At the dinner were
several of our most distinguished merchants
bankers, &c., who had assembled there to
do honor tu the brave.
As the dinner was in some degree pri
vate, we shall go no further than lo report
in substance, and from memory, the re
marks of Col. Brace. Mr. Hone toasted
him as Capiain Bragg, belter known by
ihat than any other name" A little more
crape. Capiain Bragg" and alluded el
length to liis brillirni service of the flying
arhllery at Buena Vista.
Col. Bragg modestly rising, and in some
embarrassment said, it was well Known
that he was only a soldier, and that there
fore no fining speech could bo expected
from him in ret,!?. For whatever merit
gentlemen chose lo bward him, or whalev
er reputation, if any l.e had undeservedly
the whole ot it was due to the gallant gen
eral under whom he serv 'd, and to the sol
diers in the service he commanded, nay
more, for the brilliancy of that servico he
was indebted to the training of the lamen
ted Ringgold and Ridgely, from whose
hands he had received the corps, in that
full efficiency that enabled it to immortal
ize itself on the perilous and bloody field of
To the General-in-Chief his acknowl
edgments were especially due. He in
spired the whole ormy with valor and con
fiilence by his presence, not only ot Buena
Vista, but from the opening of the war on
the Rio Grande. It is almost impossible
for vou, gentlemen, he said, to understand
the character of lhat man as a commande
of an army. There is a resolution, a firm
ness, a determination in his manner and in
his purpose lhat goes a great ways in lead
ing men to victory. It was never better il
lustrated than on the field of Palo Alto.
He told Maj. Brown, when he left him with
his small force opposite Matamoras, 'Main
lain your position.' I will, not I hope to be
back, 1 shnll tru to be hack, but 1 will be
buck on the 10th. Expect me then, and
'maintain your position.' Every body
lhat knew him, knew he would be back, if
nlive to come. The army returned lo Point
Isabel, as you know. Un the 8ih they
fought at Palo Alto, and when night came
on, they bivouacked in the open field, and
amid the gross, with not a tent over them
the General himself wrapped in his blan
ket, and many, 1 can assure you, in not
little doubt and gloom. Uur little armv
did not feel sure then, that they would
whip three limes their number, and them
the best troops in Mexico. We had not
tried our mettle or measured weapons with
them. Many an eve did not close that
night. Ringgold had been slain. A bloody
day was before them, and many, if the or
mv went on, were sure to bile the dust
But nobody knew or could find out what
General Taylor intended to do. There he
lay wrapped in his blanket, and sleeping,
except when disturbed by nlhcers asktn
for orders. Some were anxious to ascer
lain his intentions. His only answer was,
" Tell the men tn sleep. Keep quiet. Sleep
is the main thing necessary. Two
three officers were particularly anxious to
know whether he intended to go on or hold
his position. But the only satisfaction lhat
could bo got was "sleep." He disclosed to
none of them his intentions. There was
prevailing opinion that it was too perilou
march to go on. But General lavlor
lowaras morning, disturned by some per
son demanding orders, replied, " allow the
men lo rest, it is lime enough at sunrise
Then turning over in his blanket, ho said to
an officer near, " my mind is mode up my
mind is made up" but nobody knew how
his mind was made up and yet they who
knew him, Knew it his mind was made up,
it was no use to try to change it.
in me morning a council ot war was
summoned and ihere were eleven officers
present, three only of whom advised ad
vance. w inn, i casi no censure upon any
one. A difference of opinion, under such
circumstances might have been expected.
iJul they who knew the power of the Light
Artillery, and had seen it in play that day,
naa ennnuence that it could clear a way
for the army back lo Fort Brown. "Old
Zack,' for that is ihe name we call him,
replied after the consultation hod broken
up, we will advance in fifteen minutes and
forward they marched to Kesaca do la Pal
ma. the resull of which vou all know.
Old Zack kept his word lo Maj. Brown
inn. aias, i ne brave and lamented Maior
l l : it. i -., J
iiciu receiveu ins oeaill wound.
So at Buena Vista the personal charac
ter of Gen. Taylor had a like influence on
the army. When the War Department
, i -. . . . 1
neemeu u necessary in order In form a col
umn to invade Mexico via Vera Cruz, lo
take his regulars from him, he was sure thai
Santa Anna would attack him. ' I am the
weak point," he often said." and I know he
will attack me." Bui he determined to do
fend his position, and in order the best way
to detend it, to advance. Gen. Scotl has
m Ken a hundred, I shall save a thousand -
General Taylor kept well informed of ihe
approach of the enemy by Gen. Wool's
scouts, moved on lo the Saltillo, then on
in Agua Nueva. It was proposed at one
lime lo meel the enemy in advance of Agua
nuevB, uui ascertaining by his engineers
ihat their position could be turned, he rn.
solved lo fall back to Buena Vista, as the
enemy approached him. Buena Vista is a
military position lhat any soldier's eye
would select for a defence. To no nar.
ticular person is the credit of is selection
lue for il has been said, lhat even a wn.
man picked il out as a place lo repulse an
enemy. Various officers have had the
credit of the selection, but whatever nar-
ticular credit is due, is certainly due to ihe I
Commander-in-Chief who fought the bat-
. The Mexicans themselves naa lougm
hniiln ihori.. Santa Anna knew the
ground so well, that ho ordered his Gener
al ri;nnn in tsltn nrul keen possession of
I yi.a, ,
i. in order to altaek our rear. Gen. Ml-
non got into our rear as ordered; but when
he reached Buena Vista he found us in pos
of it. The 22d of February, 4.500
men, mostly raw troops, opposed to 20,uuu
nf the enemv. wns certainly not a very en
couraging day. We did not feel quite so
hnnnv or in we ns over 11)18 oounilliii in-
h a ln.n in it. Wo IhouiZlll Ol noma ami ui
11. . . ... . . . . j r
families and friends; and our chance of
death wns much belter, wc thought, than of
ever seeing them agnin. For several days
nrev nils Gen. Tav or was constantly en
gaged in making his arrangements, and in
writing home. It is said, also, tnai no
made his will. But he never shrank from
his duly. "I may perish," was his thought
" but I will perish in maintaining the honor
of mv countrv I have lo run a icrrioie
risk in assuminff the responsibility of ma
king this onward march, but it is the only
course that will save my army. To stay
in Monterey was to be sacrificed by the
overwhelming force of the enemy. To
save all I must here risk all!"
The battle was fought, you know the re
sult but you never can know the influ
ence that the presence of General Taylor
had upon the ormy. Ho alone, so it seemed
to me, could have inspired, by a presence,
every soldier in the army, ns the Volun
teers were inspired. 1 he connuenne in
him was complete. .He had commanded
Volunteers before, and had been success
ful with them. He had never surrendered.
He had never been Whipped, and the idea
got abroad, lhat he never could be. When
manoeuvring my pieces athwori tne gul
lies. I cite this as an example of that confi
dence, I saw clouds of dust about two miles
from me. I was painfully anxious
thought Gen. Minon had fallen upon our
rear, and attacked our depots, and to meel
him was my first thought. A man came
galloping up through the dust into sight,
screaming ' Old Zack is lomins I Lvery
soldier gave an involuntary utterance to his
feelinss. Old Zack came and in fifieen
minutes the tide of battle was turned.
Four thousand five hundred men repulsed
twenty thousandand to ihe influence nf
that presence, under God, I think I am alive
here lo dine with you tins day.
A gentleman. tHow often did you dis
charge your pieces that day?
Col. Brase. About 250 rounds to each
Another eenlleman. How near was the
enemy to your pieces, at any one time?
Col. Bragg. Within fifty yards at one
lime, when we mowed Ihem down.
Another. Where was Gen. Taylor?
Col. Bragg. Within forty yards.
Col. Bragg closed his remarks with say.
ing: "Understand me gentlemen, I am a
soldier, and no politician. I know Gen
Taylor only as a soldier and a man. 1
speak of him only as the Commonder-in-
Chief of our army in Mexico. I have
nothing to do with his politics, or yours.
It is the duty ot a soldier cheerlully to
obey whomsoever you put into power.
I could not help speaking of mv common
dcr when thus toasted, as I have been by
you for services under him. I have nolh
ing to do with politics."
Marshall, July 17, 1848.
The undersigned citizens of Maishall take
pleasure in recommending Mr. Sessons lo the
community as a teacher of Pennmansaip. Mr.
Sessons has been teaching the art of writing in
this place and its viciniiy for some 12 months,
and has given entire satisfaction, and we have no
hesitation in saying to all those who desire lo
learn how to write a eood hand, ihul they can
not do better than than te employ Mr. Srssons.
A. A. Davis, VVm. E. Harris. S. Harris, F. H.
Brown, Ei-q.Win. H. M. Lewis, W. S
Long, John W. Bryant, Samuel Miller, W
J. Reid, Dr. John. A. Hix.
DO Mr. Sessons is now in this place.
for the purpose of getting up a class. To
be master of the pen, is an accomplish
ment which all should possess. Specimens
of his skill can be seen at the Hotel,
PAP AND SON.
In order that Mr. Benton and his devo
tees in this State may know what their
own editors in other Slates think of him,
we copy ihe following paragraph from the
Frankfort (Kentucky) Yeoman :
The Union is publishing a book, purporting to
be a speech ol oenaior Demon in secret session
on the nomination of Brigadier Gen. Kearny. Il
is excessively long, surpassingly egotistical, and
distressingly impudent. Benton will kill off his
son-in-law. Col. Freemont, who, but for his bad
counsel, would now have stood well before the
country. Such a speech as thai of Benton's
would kill any man. however nieriiorious or well
beloved befere. We had long cessed lo respect
oenlon as a public man end a JJemocrat, and
this exhibit of himself is not calculated to restore
him to favor with any whu befoie doubled his
principles, his disinterestedness, or his patriotism.
OOThe Platte Argus is " whistling to
keep its courage up." Although living in
the strong-hold of this strong democratic
State, it yet quakes with fear. It abuses
its democratic friends in a neighboring
county, for forsaking its parly, aud in ihe
next breath announces there are manv
whigs in itssection who will vote forCass in
November. We advise ihe Editors lo get
a list of Ihe Cass whigs and if possible, a
few of Ihe animals themselves, as they
would draw "crowded houses."
Pennsylvania A Free Soil Conven
tion was held at Reading, Pa., ou the 13th
which was numerously attended. John
Van Buren was presenl, and addressed ihe
Convention. A State Central Committee
was adopted, and ihe Buffulo Platform en-
dorsed. A full Elecloral ticket was nomi-natcd.
Tun IT run n Aux Canard. The Wash-
ington correspondent ofthe Baltimore Pa
triot writes, on the llth, that the Locofo.
cos Ihere were thrown all aback by ihe
complexion of ihe news from Vermont.
Such a result was not expecieu uieic,
Horace Everett a true-blooded Whig ana a
member of ihe Philadelphia Convention,
hod abandoned the nomination, and iney
hoped thai his defection, with lhat of the '
.- .. Ik : .1.. ui. tf ll,n
Free Soilers, woum give me
State tu Cass. Never were people more
mistaken. Not only have the whigs clung
iheir ancient faith, but Ihe L,ocoiocoa ,
are tho men who have cnongea, u going -
from oho branch of the parly lo another"
con be called a change and Cass comes
oui third best! What o crushing disappoint
ment, after trusting to the supposed loiiy oi
the Whigs, in giving up Gen. Taylor, and
the Whig party, to find that not a man of
them had shrunk from his duly in this par
ticular! The same correspondent sayst .
The friends of General Cass, getting sick
of the sword business, as well as ihe extra
allowances and the book inpruise of a King
and a Court, have been harping at a great
rate upon the declaration that their candi
date wos ihe hero of the skirmish ot Aux
Canards that "he won the first battle ana
victory of the war of 1812." Now they
had better not have stirred this matter. A
correspondence, on the subject of ihoi bat
tle, has been had between J. A. Trimble,
Esq.. of Ohio, the son of the late Col. 1 nm
Ule. and John Fisher, Esq., of Cedar Mil),
Ohio, an old and highly esteemed citizen,
wnicn sueas some ngiu upuu u
heroism, at tho 'battle of Aux Canards.'
Mr. Trimble's letter transmitting the state
ment of Mr. Fisher, commences as follows:
Hillsboro, Aug. 25, 1848. .
Dear Sir: The enclosed letter from an
old esteemed friend, who participated in iho
honors, and shared the fatigues, hardships
and humiliations of the campaign ot laiz,
will speak for itself.
From Fisher s statement, which is dated
Cedar Mill, August 7, 18-19, 1 make the sub
"During the night Ihe British had placed
a masked battery, with one gun on each
side of the bridge, and before we had fairly
got into order they opened a spirited fire of
grape ond canister shot, directed at our ar
tillery, which was returned with such inter
est that eventually the Bi iiish guns were si
lenced, but not before a scene took placo
thot beggars description; nnd, lo give a cor
rect description of it, I acknowledge I am
inadequate for such a task.
I will confess, placed as I was very near
the artillery, where the shot rained pretty
thick, I experienced but few of the sensa
tions of a ball room, nor was the music
quite as agreeable as the music drawn from
a violin. What were the feelings of Col.
Cass and Maj. Trimble, nearly in the some
range with myself, 1 know not, but I do
know their actions were different.
It could not be expected, under such cir
cumstances, that I would not occasionally
glance at the bridge where ihe danger come
from. From such glances my attention was
suddenly drawn to a confused noise in tho
2d regiment. Through the smoke of our
gun, (which did not wait long lo load and
fire I never before believed it possible for
one gun to fire in such quick succession,)
discovered Cnss and his regiment in rapid
retreat. My next glance turned lo the 1st
regiment, lo ascertain if I might runout of
that hot-bed too, but there sat Major Trim
ble on his horse, as much as to say, we'll
see it out, run who will Colonel M'Arthur
ditto. The regiment standing as though
they expected to be the next target after
the British battery had disposed of our ar
tillery. Lieut. Patterson, and perhaps half
a dozen of our company, were all that ac
companied the retreating heroes.
This brought me bock lo my feelings,
as I discovered by Ihe Major's signal at
once, the command ofthe company devol
ved on me for thai day; and my ambition
was nf that kind lhat I would sooner risk
the British grape and canister than the just
displeasure of Col. McArthur and Major
Whether it was owing to the flutter of tho
colors of the 2d regiment, or the confusion
of their officers and men in a trial of speed
between horse and foot of who would be
the first out of range of grape shot, or
whether ihe horses of the ammunition wagon
were disgusted at the apparent wonl of dis
cipline of Cass' regiment, I know not; but I
do know, the horses took Ihe ammunition
wagon, with as much speed as jaded horses
well could, directly for Ike bridge. With tho
speed of an arrow from a bow Major Win.
A. Trimble sunk his spurs lo their rowels in
the noble animal he rode, and much quicker
than I can write it, overtook the ammunition
wagon nearly at tho bridge, immediately in
the range of the two batteries, caught (he
leader by the rein, and continued the race
by taking a circuit down the river, in a nir
cle, till he brought them up to where ihey
Now the question arises can this state.
ment be correct? If so, who ought to. who
will vole for Lewis Cass, in Ohio or any
where else? If not true, let other surviving
actors in the Aux Canards affair step for
ward and say so! If Cass ran well then, ha
cannot run well now, that's a II t
Afterwards Maior of (he 19ih Infantrv. anJ
distinguished for his galanlrv at Fort Erie, where
on the 17ih September, 1814, he wss severely
wounded, and breveted Lieutenant Co one of the
7lh lufanlry, of which ' Old Rough and Ready
wa. Maoi; was Senator in Congress from Ohio,
and died at Washington City,' December, 1824.
The Union has not heard from'Main or Ver.
mont. The editor does'ni patronise that "lying
telegraph." Mr. Van Buren's majority In Ver.
mont over Cass will be from six to ten thousand.
Axdin we ask, why will Cass distract the party?
Why does not the apostate and aich iraitor with
draw and give his support to Mr. Van Buien?
St. Louis Barnburner.
DO" -Pa the readers of (he Missouri Dem
ocrat know, from the columns of that paper,
that elections have recently taken place in
I ermont and Maine? 11 e think not. Will
they eitr know it? W'r shall see.