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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11. 1848.
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HOTEL: SHTSAKC1, WATBB STBEET.
In order to lay the President' Message
before our readers as early as possible, we
shall issue our next paper on Tuesday.
Those who have advertisements, or other
matter to be inserted, will rleaso hand the
same in by Monday evening.
We received this document on Tuesday
night, via Hannibal, in an Extra from the
office of the Hannibal Journal. It came
to hand after the first side of our paper
hod been worked off, and is. too lengthy for
our inside. We are therefore compelled to
lay it over until our next publication.
Being the last regular message of Mr
Polk, he of course has much to say, in or
der that he may leave his administration as
well "posted up" as possible, and conse
quently it is a very lengthy, as well as la
After the usual exordium, the President
congratulates the country upon our peace
ful relations and friendly intercourse with
" the nations of the world. ''It has been my
"constant aim and desire," he says, "to
"cultivate peace and amity with all na
"tions. Tranquility at home, and peace
" ful relations abroad, continue the true
"and permanent policy of the country.
" War the scourge of nations some
" times becomes inevitable, but it is a!
" ways to be avoided, when it can be done
" consistently with the right and honor o
" the nation."
He then very complacently begins an
enumeration of the " important results o
the war" with Mexico, to-wil: tho charac
tcr it has given us abroad, as to ability to
wage war; the territory we have acquired
its rich mineral resources, nili commercial
advantages. Tho cold mines of Cuiifprni
are particularly alluded to, and the estab
lishment of a branch of the mint recom
mended in that region.
Tho organization of Governments for
California and New Mexico, is earnestly
pressed. In adjusting these governments,
fears are only entertained as to the disposal
of the slavery question. We extract so
much of the message as relates to this
"It is our sohmn duty to provide, with
the least possible delay, fur New Mexico
and California, regular organized govern
ments. The causes of the failure to do
this, at the last session of Congress, are
well known and deeply to be regretted.
With the opening projects, and increased
national greatness, which the acquisition of
inese ricu lerruories aiiordi, How irration
al it would be to forego, and to reject,
these advantages, by the agitation of a do
mestic question, which is coeval with the
existence of our Government itself, and to
endanger, by internal strifes, geographical
divisions and heated contests for political
power, or for any othercause, the harmony
of the glorious union of our confederation
that union which binds us together as
one people, and which, for sixty years, has
been our shield and protection against eve
In the eyes of tho world and posterity,
how trivial and insignificant will be all
our internal divisions and struggles, com
pared with this union of the States with
all its valor and nil its countless blessings.
no puirioi wouiu ioment or excite ceo
graphical and sectional divisions. No
lover of his country would deliberately
calculate the value of the Union. Future
generations would look in amazement upon
the folly of such a course. Other nations,
at the present moment, would look upon
it with astonishment, and such of those as
desire to maintain and perpetuate thrones
and monarchical or aristocratic principles,
win view u wiin exultation and delight,
oecause in it triey will see the elements of
taction winch they hope must ultimately
overthrow our system. Ours is tho great
example of a prosperous and free self-governed
republic, commanding the admiration
and the imitation of all lovers of freedom
throughout the world.
II,.... l .1 r . .. . -
buiciiiii, uieieiore, iiie duty how
impressive the call upon us. and upon all
jtanaui uur country to cultivate a patri
otic spirit of harmony, good fellowship,
compromise and mutual concession, in the
administration of the incomparable system
of government formed by our fathers in
the midst of almost insuperable difficulties.
ana transmuted to us with the injunction
that we should enjoy its blessincs. and ham!
it down unimpaired to those that may come
In view of the high and responsible du
ties we owe to ourselves and mankind. 1
trust you may be ablo to approach the ad-
j....K.-m oi me only domestic question
which seriously threatens, or probably ever
can threaten, to disturb the harmony and
successful operation of our system.
The immense valuable possessions of New
Mexico and California, are already inhab
ited by a considerable populationattract
ed by their great fortiliiy,leir niinora,
wealththeir commercial advantages and
tho salubrity of the climuie. Emigrants
torn the older States, in great numbers
are already preparing to seek new homes
in these inviting regions.
Shall the dissimilarity of domestic instt-
utions in the different Slates prevent us
from providing for them suitable govern
ments? These institutions existed at the
adoption of the constitution; but the obsta
cles which they interposed, were overcome
by that spirit of compromise which is now
nvoked. In conflict of opinions or ot in
terest, real or imaginary, between different
sections of our country, neither can justly
demand all which it might desiro to ob
tain; each, in the true spirit of our institu
tions, should concede something to the oth
er. Our gallant forces in the Mexican war,
by whose patriotism and unparallelled deeds
of arms, we obtained these possessions as
an indemnity for our just demands against
Mexico, were composed of citizens who
belonged to no slate or section of our union
they wero men from slaveholding and non
slaveholding States, from the north and
from the south, from the east and from the
west. They were companions in arms,
ana teiiow citizens ot tne same common
country, engaged in the same common
cause. When prosecuting that war, thev
were brethren and friends, and shared alike
with each other common toils, dancers and
sutterings. JMow, when their work is en
ded when peace is restored, and they re
turn again to tbeir homes put oft the ha
bihmenls or war, take their places in so
ciety and resume their pursuits in civil life,
surely a spirit of harmony and concession
and ot equal regard for the rights or all,
and of all sections of the Union, ought to
prevail in providing Governments for the
acquired Territories tho fruits of their
common service, lhe whole people of the
United States, and of every State, conlrib
uted to pay the expenses of that war; and
it would not be just for any one section to
exclude another from all participation
the acquired territory. This would not be
in accordance with the just system of Gov
ernmcnt which the framers of our lonslt
The question is believed to be rather ab
stract than practical, whether slavery ever
can or would exist in any portion of the
acquired territory, even if it were left to
the option of the slaveholding States them
selves. From the nature of the climate
and productions of the country, in much
the larger portion of it, it is certain it could
never exist; and, in the remainder, would
But, however this may be, the question
involving as it docs a principle of equality
of rights of the separate and several States,
as equal copartners in the confederacy,
should not be disregarded.
In organizing Governments river their
j territories, no duties imposed on Congress
by thb Constitution require that they should
legislate on !:? Vu'bject of slavery, while
their power to do so" is fl on'y seriously
questioned, but denied, by msny of the
soundest expounders of that iristiuJierit.
Whether Congress shall legislate or not, the
people of the acquired territories, when
assembled in convention, will possess the
whole and exclusive power to determine
whether slavery shall, or shall "not, exist
within their limits. If Congress shall ab
stain from interfering in the question, the
people of these territories will be left free
to adjust it as they may think proper, when
they may apply for admission asStatCBinto
the Union. No enactment of Congress as
could restrain the people of any of the
sovereign States of the Union, old or new,
slaveholding or non-slaveholding, from de
termining the apprehensions which were
entcrtaicd by some of our statesmen in the
earlier period of our government that
our system was incapableof operating with
sufficient energy and success over largely
extended territorial limits. Those who
maintained that if this system was adopted,
it would full to pieces by its own weak
ness, have been disappointed by our expe
perience. By the division of power be
tween the States and the Federal Govern
ment, the latter is found to operate with as
much energy at the extremes as in the cen
tre. It is as sufficient in tho remotest of
the thirty States which now compose the
Union, as it was in the thirteen States which
formed our confederacy. Indeed, it may
be doubted, whether, if our present popu
lation had been confined within the limits
of tho original thirteen States, the tenden
cy to concentration would not have been
such as to have encroached upon the es
sential reserved rights of the States, and
thus make the Federal Government a wide
ly different one, practically, from what it
is in theory, and was intended to be by its
framers. So far from entertaining appre
hensions of the safety of our system by the
extension of our territory, tho belief is
confidently entertained, that each new
State gives strength and additional guaran
tee for the preservation of tho Union it
self. The finances of the sounlry are shown
to be in a "highly prosperous condition;"
under the operailons of the Tariff, "the
"revenue has been increased; the taxes of
"the people have been diminished; they
"have been -relieved from .the heavy
"amounts with which they were burlhened
" under former laws," &c. The operations
of the "Constitutional Treasury" aro re
viewed, and highly commended.
The questions of a National Bank, the
Tariff, Internal Improvements, Distribu
tion of the proceeds of the sales of the
Public Lands, and the Yeto, are each
treated of at length.
Our space to day will not admit of even
a running sketch of the arguments ad
vanced. Wo will lay the entire document
before our readers early next week, when
they can examine it for themselves and at
their leisure. From a hasty perusal, it
strikes us as being one of the most labored
papers we have ever seen emanate from the
White House. The arguments on the sub.
ject of the Veto and Internal Improve
ments, very clearly indicate that the Pres-
dent keenly feels the rebuke the people ad
ministered to mm in (lie recent election.
A correspondent of the St. Louis Re
publican, wi iting over the signature of "La.
fayette," gives the following "rough oul-
ines" of reforms, to which he invites the at
tention of the incoming administration and
the public generally.
Firstly. The constitution should be no amen-
ded that the people may vols directly lot PresU
dent and Vice President, and the intermediate
agency of Electors done awty. -This is en old
proposition, and hus been often argued. I will
only add a single one in its favor. It it this: A
man may be chosen President, under the present
mode, and yet be in a minority of several hun
dred thousand votes. For instance, candidate A
may obtain a majority of one vote in New York,
two in Pennsylvania, three in Ohio, four in Vir
ginia, five in Kentucky, six in Tennessee, seven
in INorih Larolina, and e'glit in Massachusetts,
whereby he would obtain one hundred and fifty"
two electoral votes a suficient number to elect
him. Candidate B might obtain a majority of
ten thousand or more votes in each or tho other
twenty. two Slates, yet he could not be President.
This is ell wrong, end contrary to the very first
ABC principle of our Government. Ours ought
to be a Government of the people's teill, where
every possible agency should be dispensed with
consistently with the convenience of the people.
To that point every thine is lendine,nd when it
shall be reached, then, end not till then, will our
prtctice agree with our theory. The lesson taught
to otiice bo ding dictates, in the election ol Uen.
iaylor, is a proof that the people consider them,
selves capable of doing their own business. The
ennals ol political warlare never showed any
thing so vindictive, so slanderous, ao outrageous,
as the conduct of Government officers towards
Gen. Taylor. There was no sort of excuse or
apology for it, for the character of the 'old man'
is a close representative or lhe snow which is now
Tailing (Nov. 2Uih) upon the earth.
Secondly, the term of a President should be
fixed at six instead of four years; end be ineligi
ble after the first term. This change is proper,
in order that more attention should be bestowed
upon Slate matters by the different Legislatures.
A greater length of quietude should be given than
is afforded under the four years' term.
Thirdly, members of Congress, both of the
Senate and House, should be rendered ineligible
to any appointment by the President during the
term lor which they were chosen, and Tor two
years thereafter. It has been argued, against this
proposition, that there are place:, to fill, particu
iarly on the bench of the supreme Court, and
amongst our foreign missions, where it might be
necessary to go into Congress to find a suitable
man. 1 legard this as perfectly absuid. There
nsver has been, and there never will be, better
and more capable men in Congress than there is
out of it. 1 am much deceived if Congress is not
more of a bed of thorns than of flowers; more of
a place ol corruption than ol purity, ol dissipa,
lion than of temperance. Hence the door should
be closed against their obtaining any greater favor
than that which they solicited fiom lhe people.
Fourthly, Registers Snd Receivers of public
money should be elected by the direct vote of the
people of their respective land districts; Custom
House officers by the people of the towns, or citi
zens,, in which such oiuces are established; Dis
trict Attorneys ol the united Slates Supreme
Court, by the people of the Several Stales and
District W.bdO there is more than one in a Slate
as is the case ni sever?! Oieles; I'osimasters, by
the cities and counties. Jr. 'h case of I ostmas.
lers, the several counties should eioCt a Pcflmas-
tcr for tho seat of justice, and each election dis
trict, precinct, township, or place of voting, (be
sides lhe seat of justice,) should elect their own
Postmaster, where en ohico is required. It is an
undeniable fact, that if all lhe federal officers are
of one political faith, there is more danger of cor
ruplion and malleasance in OiuCe, ,2au u iney
were divided in sentiments no matter whelh'r
ihey be Whigs, Democrats, or Free Soilers. No
appointments should be left to the President ex
cept those of Cabinet officers, Judges of the Su
preme Court, and Foreign Ministers end Charges.
The great danger to our system lies in the con
centrating and absorbing power of the Presiden
tial office. The people they who pay the taxes
and "fight the battles," (in the language of a
friend of mine) should retain all the power not
necessary to be entrusted to the President. This
is the sentiment of the separative Sutes, the New
Stales especially, and a man had as well attempt
to fight the Commanches wilh broom straws, as to
stay its progress. . Our people are enlightened
ihey are a free people, and it is a slander upon
(hem to say that they ate not capable of choosing
any and all their public servants. In Pennsyl.
vania it has been seen that the "coal heavers,"
the "iron-diggers," the "stone-breakers," the dig
gers of the canals, and all classes of the laboring
millions were capable of detecting end exposing
the double-dealing of Lewis Cass, and the negro
principles of Martin Van Buren. They have
seen in the "lough" stone of Gen. Taylor's per
son that which can be formed into the finest and
most beautiful piece of, workmanship. They
have made the sione which the Democratic buil
ders disallowed the head of the corner. All this
has been done by the "sober, second thought,''
without excitement, and against ihose who assu
med (being Federal officers) to be their masters.
Fithly, The session of congress should be limit
ed to four or five months for the lung session
giving the power to the Piesident to call it togeth
er in case of emergencies; the pay of memberb
should be reduced to $4 a day, and their milage
to 10 cents, by the most direct route; and, what
is of the most momentous importance, they should
not enjoy lhe "franking privilege," except in re
ceiving, tree ol postage, letters Jrom their con
Appointment by tub President. O. C.
Pratt, of Illinois, to be Assistant Justice of
the Supreme Court of the United States
for the Teritory of Oregon, in the place of
Wm. A. Hall, declined.
The Point Coupee (La.) Echo, of the 25th
ult, contains the following:
Connubial Bliss.--CoI. Bliss was united
in the bonds of matrimony to Miss. Betty
Taylor, daughter of tho Piesident elect, on
Thursday last, at Baton Rouge,
Virginia. The Richmond times has re
turns from all the counties in Virginia ex
cept two. The majority for Cass, so far,
is 1,297. In the two countica remaining
the majority for Polk was 24.
"Old Zack's Comi.no. The Cincinnati
Atlas says: "We understand General Tay
lor has written to a friend in this city, that
he will sojourn three days in Cincinnati on
his way to Wabhinglon.
Arrival of the Ilritnnnia.
Niw York, Deo. 7.
The steamer Britannia arrived at Boston this
forenoon, from Liverpool, whence she sailed on
Saturday, November 18. She brings one week's
later advices from Europe.
At Berlin serious disturbances have taken
place. Men, women and children were wanton
ly masstcreed. The students of the University,
who so bravely defended the city, were shot and
slaughtered in the streets wiihout mercy.
The Burgher refuted to obey the orders of the
King, to dissolve the National Assembly. The
King and Assembly were at issue. Twenty five
thousand troops, with 64 field pieces, were in the
city. Gen. Warrange has the city under complete
control, with a large military force in reserve.
The number of lives lost in the siege of Vienno
amounted to 6,000. The imperial troops suffered
the most. - A number of military executions have
occurred. A deputy from Frankfort was tried
The war continued to rage in Hungary, Win
desgratz, the commander of the Austrian forces,
lately engaged in the siege of Vienna, has 150,
000 men under his command. The Hungarian
army amounted to 80,000 men.
The most horrible and revolting excesses were
committed by Ferdinand of Austria, upon the peo
pie of Vienna. A proclamation followed, calling
on the National Guard 150,000 men entered
drove out the Assembly and look possession.
Breslau was rumored to be in a state of insur
Liverpool, Nov. 18.
Flour 27s. to 50s. 6d. per bbl. Wheat at
Mark Lane fell 2s. American wheat sold at 8s.
4d. to 8s. 5d. for while, and 7s, 6d. to 7. 9J. for
red, per 70 lbs. Pork has advanced from one
to two shillings per cwt. Lard is dull. Small
sales cheese at previous quotations. Money is
plenty, and rates discount easy.
PiTTsauaou, Dec. 7, p. x.
There is nine feet water in the channel and
river rising. In the Alleghany there is ten feet
CINCINNATI. Dec. 7.8, p. m. Sales of
Flour at $3 SI i $3 87 There is a large quan-
tity of wheat in the market, and holders being
anxious lo sell, would accept easier rates sales
at 70 cents. Sales of rye at 40a50c; and bar
ley at 55a60c. per bushel. The market for pork
is without change. Sales of Whisky at 18 to 20
A Home Department. We find in the
Baltimore American a suggestion in favor
of the creation of a new Department of the
Government one which shall have con
trol over the great internal interests of the
country. The American observes:
The increase in the population and territorial
extent of this country since the establishment of
the Government has naturally produced acorres
ponding increase in the public business. An or.
ganization of Departments and Bureaus, at the
seat of Government, which might have answered
very well Tor the first Administration, and for
several succeeding Administrations, might be very
inadequate to the wants and requirements of the
' A StCfCfuv for tho Home Department and a
Secretary or foreign fairs are to be found in
the cabinet of everv constitutional Government
except our own. No two ministers couid have
functions more essentially distinct than these; yel
our Slate Department combines them both, and
Secretary of stale is a domestic and a loreign sec
retary at once.
The Treasury department is also much over
loaded. The business of that department has
got to be vast, and often inlricated and compli
cated from variety of details.
A Home Department, properly organized,
would take a portion ol the duties, now so op
pressive, from both the Slate and Treasury De-
parlmenta. With this relief there would be far
more efficiency in each. The objection of ex
pense, if that should be urged, is to inconsidera
ble to deserve notice. Instead of an increased
expense, indeed, the addition of a new Depart
ment might be the means of saving more to the
Government than all the expenditures necessary
to organize and sustain it.
Massachusetts Legislature. The
special business for which this body was
recently convened, has been completed, in
the election of a Taylor and Fillmore Elec
toral ticket. Levi Lincoln, of Worcester,
and Edmund Dwight, of Boston head the
ticket. There were 299 members present
and the Taylor ticket received 196 votes
the Cass ticket 65; the Van Buren 37, and
one scattering. The successful ticket was
composed of the nominees at the regular
Circumstances. The native towns of
Cass and Van Buren both voted for Tay
lor by decisive majorities. Exler, N. II
(the birth place of Cass,) gave Taylor 291
Cass 1 77, Van Buren 72, scattering 5; Tay
lor over all 43. Kinderhook (Van Buren'i
Native town) gave Taylor 295, Van Buren
241, Cass 109; Toylor's plurality 51.
Gen. Taylor was raised near Harrod'i
Creek, in Jefferson county, Ky. , At the
election precinct in his old neighborhood
he received 118 votes, to 25 cast for Cass
A Locofoco meeting in St. Marys in
Ohio, has nominated Cass for the Presiden
cy and Gen. Butler for the Vice Presiden
cy in 1852. The Hickman Standard, a Lo
cofoco paper in Kentucky, nominates Gen,
Butler for the Presidency, and perhaps
might be willing to take up Cass for Vice
Why is the letter K like a pig's tail?
Because it is the latter end of pork.
Mississippi. The official vole, of Mis
sissippi shows a majority in favor of Cass
of 819 votes.
Louisiana. Taylor's majority in Louis
ana is 4,300.
New Hampshire. Majority for Cass,
4,310. Van Buren received 7,500.
Virginia. The Richmond Enquirer
makes the majority for Cass 137 counties
1,309, leaving Braxton county still to hear
from, which gave Clay a majority of 30.
The Times makes it but a few. votes less.
Georgia. Official. Full returns from
Georgia have been received, and the vote
by Congressional districts is as follows:
Taylor, 43,150; Cass, 40,089; Taylor ma
jority, 3,001. Taylor has carried all the
Congressional districts except the fifth and
Maine Official. The official returns,
as given in the Augusta Ace, show a plu
rality for Cass of 4,859 over Taylor. Van
Buren's vote is 15,124. The majority
against Cass in the Slate is 7,205.
The following (says the Annapolis Re
publican) is the official vote for Electors of
President and Vice President at the elec
tion held on the 7th of November, as ap
pears by the returns of election filed in
the State Department:
Taylor. Cass. , V.B. Clay Polk.
37,702 34,528 125 35.084 32,676
34.528 . 32070
NORTH CAROLINA Official.
The official returns from all the counties
have been received, (Yancy county except
ed, on acccunt of some informality in the
Add Yancy, For Taylor 31 maj.
Making Taylor's majority 8,681
Texas has certainly cast her vote in favor
of Cass and Butler. Returns before us from
nine counties foot up thus: For Taylor 932
for Cass 2120.
m IT -r
S HE VOTE FOR IjOVEBNOR IN JEW
York. The Albany Argus, of Wednes
day, 22d ult., publishes the footings of the
official vote for Governor, in all the coun
ties in the Slate as follows:
Fish, Whig. Vix.Free Soil. Walworth, Bern.
218,610 122,583 116,019
Fish, over Walworth, 102,597; do., over
Dix, 96,035; Dix, over Walworth, 6,564;
Dix and Walworth, over Fish, 19,980. It
will be seen, by a comparison of the above
with the vote for President, that Fish has
eceived sixty-five more votes in the Slate
than General Taylos, that General Dix has
received 2,004 more votes than Mr. Van
Buren. and that Chancellor Walworth has
received 1,427 more than Gen. Cass. The
15 86 maj.
Majority on joint ballot, 102.
Tho Edinburg Review for October, and
the November number of Blackwood, from
the Re-Publication Office of Leonard,
Scott & Co., New York, have been receiv
ed. These works are the standard publi
cations of the day, and are worthy of an
extended patronage. The Re-Publishers
have incurred much expose, and are punc
tual in their re-prints, which are of great
value to the general reader, embracing as
they do, articles on all subjects. Their
Ile-Publicalions embrace the London, Ed
inburg, North British, and Westminster
Quarterly Reviews, and B!ackwoods Ed
inburg Magazine and are furnished at the
following rates: For one Review, 83 a
year; for two, 85; for three7; for the
tour, $3; Ulackwood s Magazine, $3; Black
wood and the four Reviews, $10: They
can all be seen at this office,
The Home Journal, for 1849, by Morris
fe Willis, New York. This is one of the
best family newspapers of the ogo. Id
editors stand at the head of literary wri
lers, while its contributors, in point of tal
ent, are unequalled. The new volume com
mences the first week in January, and or
ders should be forthwith sent on. The ed
itors promise several new features, the
coming year and a promise from them is
as good as money in the hand. Terms
$2 a year, or three copies for 65, in ad
New York Tribune, for 1819, by Gree
ley &McEi.ratii. This is a paper which
we always open' with pleasure. lis editor
has his peculiarities but his views are al
ways enforced with talent and boldness
There is no paper in the country has a bet
tcr list of foreign and home correspondents
It is published daily at $5, per year; semi
weekly $3, or two copies for $5; weekly
82, or three copies for 85. The politico
and general reader will find it on interest
V For the Times.
" THOSE THAT LIVE IN GLASS HOUSES
SHOULD NOT THROW STONES."
Since the editor of the Glasgow " Banner as
sumed the Cass regimentals, from a zeal for his
hero's success untempcred wilh discretion, or
more probably from the effects of cognac, not
sufficiently diluted wilh water, he has been rah.
d egninst ell who are not willing to swear alia
giance to King Lewis since that tune. His
course has been such as to alienate nearly all
hose who had been his friends end apologists In
days past, and to exasperete others, who thought
an inhabitant of so frail a tenement as the Cap-
sin s, should be - the Ul lo assail the domiciles
of his neighbors, wilh weapons he was himself
so lilile able lo withstand.
The last number of his paper gives evidence
hat the Editor begins lo feel to tome extent, the
pith and meaning of the homely old adage we
have given above; but in the spirit of the cul
prit who has just experienced the. limit of the
law, he it but hardened in hit purposes of evil,
and finds consolation in lhe fact, that though ha
has been whipped and chared, the wrong he has
nflicted is not removed, nor the property filched,
is not restored. In this same spirit, he commen
ces an article, " The Gall'd Jade Winces," in
which he makes use of some precious epithets,
half of which, as one of your two correspon
dents who has deigned to notice the gentleman.
I must take to myself. Among the number of
witty expressions he makes use of is" Pious
Blackguards " Now sir we are not surprised
that Piety should be held reproachful in that gens
llemans estimation, but the community wilt
doubtless be somewhat amazed, to find that
Black-Guards should be so offensive In his nos
trils, when it is notorious, he has been a drill
officer in that same corps, ever since he declared
war to the lenife upon the urchins that composed
his school. And since (he gentleman seems to
have his mind directed to the subject of heral
dry, and is hunting up armoreal bearing for his
neighbors, I propose one to suit his own escutch
ion, to wit : A bottle, vacant a bowie-knife,
rampant and a darkie, couchanl upon a sable
field. To one so well versed in chivalry at
Capt. Foster an explanation would be superflu
ous. ROUGH AND READY.
BROTHER JONATHAN FOR CHRIST
MAS. Happy merry Christmas is near at
hand I We know this fact from having re
ceived the customary Brother Jonathan.
The immense picture sheet of Messrs. Wil
son & Co. the double mammoth Broth
er Jonathan freighted with good things
for a Christmas holiday, has been issued
in New York. Price 12 cents per copy.
It is a glorious sight to see so many fine
large pictures on one immense sheet of pa
per. The Country Sleigh Ride is tho
grand feature. That immense engraving
fills two entire pages. Nearly one page is
also occupied wilh the Cotter's Saturday
Night, and the Universal Prayer, two spir
ited devotional pictures. We have besides
a multitude of merry Christmas scenes il
lustrated to the life, which we have no
room to enumerate. Altogether this is the
most splendid pictorial ever issued from
the Brother Jonathan press.
For the Republican.
A MOST LIBERAL PROPOSITION.
To all thf Fiu ends of Cristian Edu
cation in Missouri. A gentlemaa in this
city has authorized us to announce the fol
lowing proposition, viz: That each of the
first two Sunday Schools in each county
of the Stale of Missouri, reported to the
undersigned, as duly organized after this
date, shall receive aid from him on the fol
lowing conditions and to the extent, to wit:
To a school of five teachers and twenty
five scholars that will raise not less than 95
towards procuring a library of one hun
dred volumes and other necessary books,
ho will give 85 or
To a school of ten teachers and fifty
scholars, that will raise not less 810, he will
give 810 towards procuring a library of
two hundred volumes.
The proposition may be considered good
for one year from the date hereof.
The reports must embrace the following
1. The name and location of the school.
2. Tho name and Post Office address of
3. The date of its organization.
4. The number of scholars and teachers-
5. How and to whose care the books aro
to be sent.
6. The money raised by the school must
come wilh the application.
Any facts respecting the state of reli
gion and education in the neighborhood,
and the prospect of sustaining the school,
would be acceptible and gratifying.
The books will in every case, bo forwar
ded according to directions, as soon as tho
above terms are complied wilh.
The books to be used in filling these or
ders are the two Ten Dollar Libraries pub
lished by the American 1 Sunday School
Union, consisting of one hundred volumoa
each, and other publications of that socio
ty. It is very desirable that the schools raise,
in addition to their libraries, some two or
three dollars each, lo provide themselves
with hymn books, spelling books, question,
All communications relating to this bu
siness should be addressed post paid to
A. W. COREY, Agent
of the American S. S. Union,
No. 80 Chestnut street, St. Louis, Mo.
December 1st, 1818.
P. S. Editors throughout the State aro
respectfully requested to publish, and call
attention to tho above proposition, ass
matter of general public interest.