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Th ooa uiaI (pmiWa am albBrii U gin
rertiflJ lor Boo; due tnt Uffica. ,
tosis r. Parsoa, No. 127, N. Fourth tt.,
St. Lou'm, Ma is our authorised Agent to ob
lfct.AuvertiiMMactiU and Sulmcriptiont, eoUect
rWr arc tb(ix4 (niMranc D. r. JACK90X
at a candidate for ttomf, at th etwuinj lta. fl
Wt at ixihoriied la announr R. J. BRADLET
eiuJi.Ut dtr hln ;St Mai ion county at U mvmiug
Ati(tut tclioD. tcplSU
W are antbrii la amywoea H'M. A. M.VDDOI,
a aaaduiat for btiff of Hatioa cuantjr at lb cntu
r-f tlctioc id
PLANK ROAD MEETING.
A m4inr; of the cUtzent of Hannibal will be
held at Denton Hall, on Saturday evening, at 7
V k ? or the purpote of taking into contider
fcvloa the propriety cf erg?iiixing a eompmy for
tli construction of a Plank ruad to Nov. London,
and alio one to Pari. . Thote (and we pretume
a! 1 are ) f riendly to the enterpr.'te, wiil be punctu
al in their atteiuHttce; everr one aiiiit aee the
oecatit v of this move, at the prosjwrity, not
on ir of ittnnimt, but alto the aurrotindine
count, y, greatly depend on the facility for
gelling 10 market. iOvaoEcexc all, a it
require acih. . MANy CITIZENS. ,
Heaven be oraisod ao honott Democrat it
louna ai last i Keaa me communication oi " A
Dcroocral," in another colrnn, in rrle'Ion to
k. n i. - t.' ..!, r .1. - t-1 .
IVLig. Here it a nice mett ttirrcd rp, to be
ture I n hat triu the Democracy do with thit
unruly member, who tiiu voluntarily, (perhapt
atung' by remone into making a confettion,)
frely and fearlctaly expoaet all their abemins-
Me secret f It U not our business to question
the motive of the writer, but while he certain
ly exhibits factt and figure in the style of a man
who knows exactly what he is talking about, we
think he commits one important mistake, and
lh ot ' it. that .' in supporting candidate for
any publie cSice' the officers of the Bank are
bound to 'consult the wiahea of the demomtic pa:
ty. We fear they have been doing too much
- -i this tort ef thing alrcsdy, acd that this it one
prune source ef the abutes enumerated. It may
be a verv -antochisticaed view to take of the
question, but we have been sccu:i?ued to look
ipon tucU inttttutiont as ' established to benefit
the whole people of this Bank district, and not
a pari j or set of men ;' and that when the Bank
ofSoer ute the power conferred by their tta
tion, to influence elections, they abuie their
trust. But A Democrat ' holds it up as a dem
ocratic article of faith that the Bank was estab
. LwW at4 fa raised with officer for the good of
ti:o Democratic party. It is true, this idea is
not directly set forth, but it make itt appear
- ann; casually, as if it were something to be ta
.i.eu for granted of courte ; something he never
iiai heard, and never expected to hear doubted
among- Democrats. ': - ", . ;
But isn't it a little singular that whenever de
tnocruts fall but, there seems to t tuch ample
.materials for dreadful revelations? We are
. tuld tlut a Palmyra. Bank conclave ruled the
: party that what Democrat was to be elected to
omct, ana wnai jcmocrai was doi m ue eieciea
' to any uflbe, wat always decided by a conclave
. of igiiuraut knaves ('A Democrat' calls them
i so!) who issued their mandates from a 'certain
. brick houae ' in Palmyra. What leaders for
fragment of a powerful and respectable national
' party what Democrat to follow such loaders !
. follow them like tlifep to tlie slaughter , fol
- Icmt urh leudert tilt tliey become contemptible
"In tliiur own eye, and dwimilo down to a 'con
'"temi'tiWn minority.' I thit the boaated, bigh-
in.,oJ j.'r"rry of Meriori t - 'It this the De
. in ix-racy riointcj to by the Courier laat winter,
- at containing superior , umierbA for Representa-
tives in the Legislature ?
; ' ' -A li'inotrat ' asserts that the Democracy, or
raiher Uieir mutt respected and moat faithfully
4:. fuUowud leadcra liave had the management of
; -aha tiJc ; that the ooteo,uenco is, its whulehit
iory, from the dawn t in esittence, liat, been a
"LUry of fraud tnd corruption tlut Ute Deteo.
""jtratlc.plrty' cf twt esunty" hsi dertedit -time-l.0Mrel
jinr.rfj'K ' that the Bunk Js in a crit-
- ic4 fcJ. httwiliting eoudiUon j' jluit tJl can
vtt v at ( iLJ. it uiurt ' iuevilally g down,
luiv.i, down te .the lowett dptlM of ruin and
V.ir-t f ; :''j l en.l l5w for " 4t I ihe h! de-
'ra vrtoy if ?t'.Tih-)1f rn SibTri are rcsjvn-
(wit.1i-, irtause tbrj ha4 lh powr to preveut it.
t ftrj W 'UM Ti4 J fill that JTtC Rink COUid Wt 0V '
;b:-t a eit''i ' ' 1 ("r.ereit !1, bjt must itrt rn
I fiif vi '.i- tl, if it hiul not t-wn taken tber
. -y psnr. i'.!sir-ou fraud. . Fin,' wyt 'A
Lk '.!., na," 't!. bnk vat frtilulenily etfcib
t ?! ,-,t ; i', .J, XT.;,,- xt ..n.n:.,t ' t -
'Fraudulently, ture enough, if tnay believe
'A lA-nvotrat't ' binlory of thit pr.rt of th bust
, TWre it a lit' remhusccTice about it,
however, which he ha net 1oM, and which w
ill I 1 1 tWnt ?nv- fVJ linlnn - a Mr nr.
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shipped by all Uie itetuocrary it wat therefor
practically unfortunate for Hannibal, tlmt tome
iJlebny wJl wjroet had taken it into their
heailt te, burn the Colonel in effigy not that
thrv mr distinct idea of who Col. Benton
be, but .imply because the, bad nothing
j else to do, and hit upon thit ingeuioua expedient
to furnish themselves with some fun. Consid
ering the source of the demonstration, then, the
ctrcumttance wa trifling enough ; but it an-
twered for ctpital in the hand of Major Mc-
DuukL.. II acuruiuizl prevailed upon a mem
ber of the Houta to rise in bit. place, when the
location of the Bank wat under discussion, and
enquire, if iiwniiL! was-anl Uio piaco where
thv burnt CoL Benton in effigy ? This would
have been enough of itself; but to kill the idea;
of establishing a bank here still - deader,' a cer
tain Representative from tliia county, who then
lived at Palmyra, gravely informed the House
that Hannibal waa a wood-yard between two
billt, where nobody lived! In thit manner the
people were humbugged, and Hannibal cheated
out of the bank, when the large vote in faror of
iu location here, prove that even then it wat
foreseen that Hannibal mutt in time become an
important commercial city, and that therefore
tuch an institution must be vastly more usefully
as wcii pprvpiMHy trusted here, than in
a town which, however handsome its appearance,
however thriving its business, however clever it
inhabitant, and however agreeable at a place of
residence, it not to tituated at ever by any pot-
iibiiiiy to enjoy a very connJerablt trade or ex
We are promited something still more racy
from 'A Democrat.' No doubt the further 'ex
pose' and the promised biograplJcal sketch and
obituary will be extremely interesting.
TO OUR FRIENDS.
Well, we have got back not that this it any
very remarkable event, abstractly considered;
but the fact is of some importance to ourselves,
inasmuch at it enable ut to announce that we
arc ready and prepared to do all the job work
in town, in No. 1 style, and to give advertise
Zii.Ml !rgr circulation than any other' paper
in the county.
. We are under xsaay ot4igationi to the gentle
man who La so abiy contacted CIU Je
pnrtmeni during the lest six or saven weeks:
and at the same time particularly request tbatao
ill natured subscriber, (whatever he may think),
will say that ha wishes we would go away a-
gain, and leave him to supply our place.
THE QUESTION SETTLED.
The re-union of the so called Democratic par
ty of Mittouri, may now,. we think, be consid
ered at settled. Both factions have availed
themtelvet of the annivertary of the 8th of Jan
uary, the great day of the decisive battle at New
Orleans, to put on the lion' tkin of Gen. Jack
son, and thus hooded, to Invoke his name and
prowess. But, a wide apart a the pole, both
cannot be cred:ted with the lawful right to hit
mantle. . ,
That day teemt to have been tet apart when
either conciliation or an eternal separation should
be determined, ...
Put the man 'of Lead' and brains, holding 'die
rottens' in utter contempt and loathing, and
foreseeing that the Anlies would die before they
would surrender, taket time by the forelock, and
when far away from hit f riendt and followers
liands out the tine qua non, and without mercy,
condition or grace, consigns the ' bush whack
er ' to utter destruction, and denounce them
as ' traitors, and sold to the Whigs ' from that
great day, henceforward and forever, and de
crees the pan-word to be ' Expultion.'
Thit last Edict, dated January the 1st, 1852,
on the Ohio river, is a poser, and certainly set
tles the matter of re-union.
We take no part in this family quarrel, except
so far as to repel the foul charge of misrepro
scntation that the three Whig in the House and
one in the Senate, was the result of bargain and
sale. " ' '
A few days since we were shown a beautiful
tot of teeth, on highly polished gold plate, put
up for a lady in this vicinity, at the office of Dr.
Samuel, V)' Dr. Morritton, of Stcubenville, Ohio,
The work is highly creditable, and we must
congratulate the gentleman on his pre-eminent
success the plate being so accurately adapted
to the. mouth, as upon trial,' not to need the
springs. The beauty of tho teeth,' and the
perfect dcntieu!tis, betides the finish tsd du
rability of the plate are such as to strike every
one, ou examining their.. The plate it secured
to the rouf of the mouth upon the well tried ays
tem uf " AtmoRuheric Pressure," but die teeth
are daubly secure, from the introduction of sock
ets, and the whole process of taking the impres
sions, the sockett , &.C., it said to be an improve-
menj, w hicli Pr. S. la Taken this opportujiity to
avail himself. " ..-
- -We are indebted to Hon. JU 8, Gfxea for
Hon. Wk P. HAH.Vp?eeh li the PrtwJwit'i
M-taire. 5 Nearly fl his femarkt are in advo
cacy of the lUaiiibal and St. Joeph Railroad.)
JOUKNAL.AND UNION HANNIBAL, HO., JANUARY, 22,
Among the f xfrs't3;.iaij cLiau w!iU.ls are ev
cry dr bciuc; maJa n our rJnlitT. rf
hr.t the braviest draft it mado by the " spiritu
al mediuiat," ,
W are indebted to ELW. SooravomH, Eq.,
of thit city, for an account of visit maA by
hintelf to the Mittet Fox, A 'Cincinnati. AN
though not a belierer in the lyiriiuoliJi) of the
Gcmonitrationt he witneaaed and heard, he could
tea no clue to the mjalery. Any ttatementt
made by him will receive full credence from alt
who harti the pleaaure of hit acquaintance.
Mr. South worth went to visit the M mediumt"
merely from a feeling of cnrkitity, and without
any intention of ailing quettiont. While there,
however, he converted with a rapper purporting
to be hit grandinotlicr, and who picked out hit
Chrittian name, and that of hit father and grand-
mother, f rem among a multitude of others" set
down at random on a piece of paper, although
Mr. South worth wa a stranger in the city, and
unknown to any person present. Hi grand
mother'a name was pelt "Katharine." Mr.
Soulhworth wrote this name down twice, among
others, commencing it with C and K. The spir
it refused to knock when the former was point
ed to, but said yes to the latter; : Th tpirit sta
ted bow long the had been dead where the
UVed, and where her body waa buried. t Mr.
Soulhworth atked his little brother questions.
Some he could answer, othcrt he could not The
Utter the little fellow never had an opportunity
of knowing in life, the former he had. Mr.
Soutbwobt also asked questions menially thai
is, be fixed hi mind, without speakinsr, upon
some question he desired to have answered. If
the concentration of mind wa very strong, the
question would be answered, an 3 in all cases
correctly, so far at he could judge from his own
knowledge of facts. Some of the questions re
lated to the future, and 'of course time mutt de
velop the correctnett or incorrectneti of the tn-
In answering questions, three raps signified
an aairm&tive, and two a negative.
All this time the knocks were upon the ta
ble; Mr. Southworth lomstimet leaning upon it,
where he could feel the vibration, and the me
dium fitting on a aofa near the table, but at no
time touching it. Mr. Southworth now request
ed the rapt should be made on the door, which
wa about fifteen feet from the medium. The
medium did not change her position, but the rapt
were immediately heard on the door. Mr.
Southworth placed his bands' on the door, and
could feel the vibrations, at if tome person were
knocking forcibly against it. He then opened
the door, and placed, one hand on each tide.
ttanding in a potition to command a view of both
awUa A th Av -. "- ' r -'fe
ted, perceive no agency, though the knockt could
still be heard, and the vibrations felt at be
Latt Monday wat the coldett day we have
experienced for a number of yean, the mean
temperature wat II degree below Zero and the
Mercury fell to 24 drgr.
Our citizen will be favored on Monday eve
ning next with a "Floral Festival" conducted
by Mr. Packard, at the M. E. Church South,
and we liave no doubt the general interest felt
by the parent t of the children, who liave been
under Mr. P'a. inttruction, will enture a large
attendance. The Concert will commence at 7
Uhjost. " A Song of Type " wat first pub"
lithed in thit paper of 13th November last ; and
wat written by a gentleman of this city. Since
then it has been traveling around among the
newspaper pretty extensively, and without a
credit. The last paper we saw it in wat the
Hannibal Mettenger, published yetterday. We
nreiume the Editor forgot that it had been writ
ten for tlii paper, publiihed in it at origi
Sta Focsth Paoa for an article on 'Win
ter cutter, and anecdote of "franklin at a
We are indebted
to Hon. G. PoaTta, for
Nra Glasoow, Kr., )
December 29, 1851. -
Dxax Us IOW t
- Depend upon it we have jolly timet about
here, jutt now. The ilormt out doort are noth
ing to the " ttormt " in doors. When the young
people take it into their heads to storm one of
their neighbors, they give him two or three
days' notice, that hit family may have time to
prepare a good tupper. - There must be no in
vitation! ; and thrtitghout, the " ttormt " are got
up on the moat free and eaty, independent prin
ciple it it pottibl to imagine. There is no re
straint upon any person, or in any manner. Ev
ery room in the house is thrown open, and after
playing and dancing red, cotillons and jtg$, in
a moat vigorous, almort boitterout style, till
twelve o'clock, the storm is succeeded by a
cabjul put of ui cohjpatiy tlay ail night some
times a many a twenty or thirty and the re
mainder mount their hones and make their wry
home, through sleet, snow or rin, at the cate
may be. Sometime (he company gathered at
one of these "storms" amounts to over a hun
dred. . Thit independent ttyle it the universal
fashion here, and of courte the most substantial
farmers are best capable of breasting the
torm."' : ' ,( v : - -
Glasgow it ft small, veuerable-lxking,'tlirifty
town. The Glasgow girlt ar very pretty t and
it wat therefore abominably uhgat&nt in a young
Tennetsean to revenge himself upon one of the
handtoinett for treating him rudely in a ball
room, anI giving a. a rcaton, that th"couU
not bear to talk to or., of thoae gTeen looking
Temxtfna H who KarinrniHl t km jiiwnt.
TV' r.sst day, the ynung Tcnnerart referred
to tnd the fair offrniJer wcra partner and part
of a comp&nv m-de up to proraoiade about and
toe the town. The young gentleman innocently
detircd to be informed what big house that
wat t " pointing to the court houta then he wii
anxiout to learn " who made it ? " und wheh told
by the young laJy that her father conttructed
the doort and windowt, he very warmly con
gratulatcd himtel on having lived to enjoy the
honor and hap; 'ncit of walking with the daugh
ter of the very man who had made " tuch a big
houae." Of courte the Tennetteant in compa
ny Were highly delighted with thit gravely con
Arrived oppotite hia own hotei, the ungallant
young gentleman informed his fair companion
that he wat " at home now," and he " reckoned
if the would be particular, and keep with the
rest of the company ; jest bug round that thar
corner of the fence round the big houte, and
then turn down the 'rrmd' to the right,, she
wouldn't get lost, though there wat a mighty
heap of housct and crott roadt I " With that
he bowed politely, and left ber standing on the
pavement, and now it it taid the young ladiet of
Glasgow. are very otvil with all gawky looking
Tcnnetseant . 1 ; . . ..
For the Journal and Union.
THE NEW VERSION. :
a. tiDiToa: in iookinz over the -Aleiten-
gwr of last week, I see an article denouncing
all those who are in favor of a new version of
the Bible. He says it must be with the view
of making the book conform to tectional creeds.
and if thit thing it persitted in, he hopet it will
rail still bom lrom the prett. and alto that the
country will put a quiet in on all tuch measures,
&c. , He also dipt a notice from the "Columbia
Statetman," which tayt President Shannon and
A. Campbell will be at the convention, &c. He
would leave the imprestion, if he could,1 that
these gentlemen are at the head of the whole af
fair, lie gives no other names; tayt nothing
about the Bible Union Convention held in the
city of New York, 3d of October, 1850, where
all friendt of the Bible Union were invited.
The thing, if I mistake not, originated in the
constitution of the American and Foreign Bible
Society : that it, " To procure and to circulate
the most faithful version of the Sacred Scrip
turet," in all languages throughout the world.
And at many of the members of that tociety
were honest, faithful Christiant, and not the
membera of any particular reef, they determined
to sacrifice everything to the cause of truth ; and
as they knew thjpre could be a better, a more
correct translation, they determined to lend a
helping hand. It, however, was no sooner men
tioned, than a set of bigots, (for they well knew
what the consequences would be, if the motion
was carried,) offered a resolution to rettrict the
vi4r trnrn Mf(!lji;j Clhcl" but ' Kinir
James' Translation; the question was argued pro
ana con, ana resnueu in appointing a called meet
ing of the friends of the Bible Union, 27th of
May. . ,
They met accordingly, and fixed on the 10th
of June to meet and adopt a constitution, organ
ize, &.c. t And among the resolution! offered,
here it one: - -
" Resolved, That in tuch an association, we cor
dially invite all persons to co-operate with mA
who embrace the principles upon which we
propose to organize, without regard to their de
nominational positions, in other respects."
The friends of the projected scheme met, or
ganized, elected aboard of Managers &c. Fiflv
one life-memberships, and forty-seven director
shins, were constituted on th. occasion.
The following notice was sent to A. Camp-
Amebican Bible Uniox, )
JVYto lorfc, JJutrust 8A, 1 850. (
Elder A. Cami-bell, President of Bethany
Drar Bro., By the unanimous request of our
board, I invite you to attend our annual meeting
on the first Thursday in October next, and to
address the Union upon the meeting and impor
tance of a new or corrected vertion of the En
W. II. WYCKOFF,
" ' , , i . Cor. &c'y.
i'rtVioll to that occasion, Mr. Campbell had
said but nttle on Vc subject; "Fearing (to use
mS own pnrate i he mietit be the meant or a
rout'ng tome evil tpirit to oppose it;" which hat
certainly come to past.
And if the Editor of the "Mesteneer" it tat
itfied with King Jamet' Epitcoprl Translation,
tome ot his neiglibort are not, c-.d all we ask it
to have the matter placed fairly before thit
community. The Editor knew full well, that
there were persons not many milet distant, who,
if they knew A, Campbell wat in favor of the
proposition would oppose it, fmhey had no other
reason. We are happy to inform the friendt of
the Bible Union, that itt progress it onward and
upward; a large amount has already been paid
towards this glorious enterprize. "Truth fears
no investiira.ion." andmanv of the Noblest Snir
itt in the land, "eminent Divinet," too, whote
namet the Dr. did not give you, are engaged in
thit noble work, and we confidently believe, too,
not with the view or making it conform to sec
tional creedt tuner. (Though I hope it will
demoliiu ome of theea. ) But every one who
knows any thing of the history of the Bible,
knows under what circumstances it was trans
lated. A FaiEHD to Tnt Bible Umow
Hannibal, January 12M.
. As our friends in Ralls have already got an
appropriation from their county court towards
constructing a bridge, across Salt River, tnd a
plank road from New London to Hunnibal, and
m they are now actively engaged in raising the
necessary amount of private suoscriptions to
complete the work, we presume they will read
with interest the following extract from an ad
dress recently delivered at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa,
by J. C Hall, of Burlington: '
In a sparsely populated country, says Mr.
Hall, the uecernity of good roads it great yet
the ability to make them it lett than it would be
if the t uuie number of inhabitaitt were living
more contiguout lo each other. . - - -.
. Tollt are a tax upon the caiumoJiliei that are
carried over the road. The producer who car
rit hiii produce, over the road wilt not realize
in hit net profit for hi produce at much at he
would over a free road hit profut wUl bo di
minished just the amount or tollt paid. Now if
t . . i! .f "I-. 1..!!. t'.iA rtri
duccr will be a decided gainer, the wisdom onu
eipedicnry of plank roadt will be mamie ttly et ,
tablished ' ( . ' ' J -. V
In the first nlace, a plank road it the chcopett
and best xoad that can be built. It take lest
capital to construct it than any oilier road. Two
thoulnd dollars a mile is a full estimate of their
cost. It Is easier fof the hone to draw ; it tavet
wear and tear of the vehicle uted in the iram
portation t it costs let for re pain than the Me
Adamised road. A team of two hortet can draw
from four to tix torn and travel on an average
of thirty-five mile a day, upon a well construct
ed plank road. ' Thut one team can perform the
labor of at leatt four tcamt upon the ordinary
roadt found in litis State. The labor and time
it now takes to convey forty bushel of wheat
to the Mississippi river,' will take one hun-lred
nd i'r Vnihe.t over the pJafA rotiu. Thit
shows a diminution in the expense of hatilin,
of seventy-five per cent., and will not one-half
of that pay the tolls, and does not the farmer
gain the other half ? There are to many articles
of produce, te heavy and cheap that thev will
not pay cost for hauling any contiderable omit
tance. By plank roads, the facilities of inter
course are augmented the ommoditiet of com
merce are greatly increated, and the entire area
of trade it expanded and enlarged, and the more
so the heller U;r the ow ncn cf the roii &ni tht
the effect would be to increase the
nrice of real estate. The value of land it al
wavt tested bv the income it will produce. A
tract of land that cannot be made to produce
more than wm pay xor me cultivation, is rcauy
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worth nothing, and under such a state or lacis n
matters little whether the cause originates in
the barrenness of the soil, or the absence of an
opportunity to use with advantage the crop when
raised. Tit all the same. A farmer who rai
ses wheat, finds the net cost of producing is
forty cents per bushel; he must sell it for more
than that sum or he makes nothing. If it costs
him ten cents a bushel to haul it to market, he
mutt sell it for more than fifty Cents a bushel,
or he is not a gainer. The farmer is in the sit
uation of the trader and merchant. All that he
produces costs him a price ; he mutt sell for
more than cost, or he does a poor business. It
is the last sixpence that makes the profit; it it
all important that he get that sixpence. The
good road to market and the facilitiet and advan
tagei it yields, tecure it to him it maket it cer
tain. The benefiti to be derived from these improve
ments are not confined to the farmer. Towns
and cities, and in fact every branch and ramifi
cation of tociety are more or lett interested in
their construction, and will be the recipient! of
their facilitiet and advantage!. The people of
the city purchaie produce from the farmer and
tell him articlet that he doet not produce him
self. The more the farmer has to sell, the more
he can afford to buy. In proportion as the arti
clet and commoditiea of trade increase, jutt in
that proportion doet the city prosper, the in
terest! of the producer and consumer the town
and the country go hand in hand. '
THE BfclVtON EIGHTH OF JANUARY
One of the richest productioni emanating from
the Benton meeting the 8t.i intt., is Col. Ben
ton's reply to the coramitte f invitation. It bean
all the impress of his dictation, and to a consid
erable extent develops hit purposes. It it ri'jh
in ttyle at it it positive in denunciation, and it
at unfounded in tome uf itt ttatementt at it it
egotistical throughout. But it it one 'of the doc
ument t of the day that every reader should pe
liunI Of ST. LOCI COUNTY AND
- 1 CITT.
Steamboat, Ohio River, '
January 1st, 1852.
v..nLjji i received, ai me moment 1 was
leaving t. Louis, your invitation to join the
great Democratic meeting at the Court House,
on the 8th inst. Could I have remained until
that day I should have needed no tpecial invita
tion to have been present among you. Both the
day and the occasion would have made it my
pleature, at it would liave been my privilege, to
attend, and that unon the tame mneml nnii
which would have brought the Test of the De
mocracy logeincr. i he day it a memorable one
in our annais, and worthy to take itt place a
mor.g those which constitute eras in a nation't
history. The hero of that day became President
by the will of the people, revived and re-established
that great Democracy of which Jefferson
wat the founder, and which was so fatally losing
itt land markt under hit latter tucccssori. Jack-
ton re-established it, and crowned hi military
with a civil renown. A double fame salute the
day the fame of Washington and of Jefferton
united in Jackton. '
The occasion it worthy of the day. The De
mocracy of Mittouri hat been bet raved and told
betrayed by traiton and told into "Whig bond
age. It it your mission, (with your brethren
throughout the State) to redeem her; and you
commence thit day the work of redemption.
Three Whigs tit in one branch of Congress, and
a Whig and Disunionitt in the other, from the
Democratic Union Stnje of Mittouri. This mis
representation mutt be corrected. " Tht Got fit
mti fce driven from the Capitol." The Demo
cratic ttar of Mittouri, now eclipsed and ob
scured, must reappear in tho political firmament.
and shine again with all its pristine splendor.
nuiuncauon aim nigti treason pollute your
alatute book, pledging Mittouri to co-operate in
Southern secession. It it your duty to purify
me recora, Dy expunging Uie ttutl which it at
falte at it it infamout.
Bargain aud rule, at well at treachery, dit-
gracea uie proceedings ot our last Ueneral At
seiubly . It was the first instance of that infamy
in our State, and all honorable men should unite
lo make it the last. ,
...Whig wl NuiPert hsvc esalcaeaii. riw
the Democracy, and the first retain the tecond at
tpiet and traiton in our camp. Expel them 1 or
be betrayed and told again at you will be, and
deterve to b, if you tuffer them to remain.
Two tett of Senatorial inttructiont appear Up
on your tUtute book one tet affirming the right
of Congrcst to lcgitlate upon tlavery in TerriV
riet, and declaring Uie permanence of the Union
to depend upon that legislation in 1820 ; the sec
ond deny that right, and make the dissolution of
the Uniou dependent upon itt exercite in 1850.
I obeyed one, and appealed to you against the
other. What tay you ? . Bath cannot be right.
Both are not right. One it true and pulitio-Tbe
other false tod traitorous. : Let the true live-r-
the fa'iM di.-; I - Li. v-j r, 1 .
There it a party in Mittouri whuji nil, ii.
. .- :
, The e announce, the
tonal malire which ranklet tit the heartt of itt
mtembeni their tctt prove it to be anti-Dcmo-t
ratio mere u bush-whickt to ihe Whigt "
!ii red for Waire. " and ptrind cn tht back ond
of no tervice to their ownert . or damage to ut,
except When in our tain p. . l.xpulsion it the
word fof these Intestine frniturs. Rome wat
tale from tho moment that Cicero drove CaUline
oitt of the city, Jackton became stronger every
time he drove off the traiton. So will it be
with ut when we have got the Whigt and Nul
lifies into open, a they now are in secret coali
tion againtt ut. ' , : . .
Citizent : I thall toon be back to towe my part
in the great work which you commence, and to
assist in restoring Democratic Mittouri to the e
exalted rank which the held In Uie day of Jack
. ( Your obliged fellow-citir.cn, I
, I 4 , THOS, H. BENTON.
It not (bit rich But the important announce
mcnt it to be found the fact, that the Colonel
will toon be back and " assist in restoring Dem
ocratic Missouri to the exalted rank the held in
the dayt of Jackton." We hope to; for, in
truthj hit eflbrti previous to the latt election
were to eminently successful that we wish tfiT
see him in the field again. Republican.
Further Ktwi by the Africa. ,
A scttou vrigagt-uiciit took place on the 6tn
at Crett, (Drome,) the rebelt in number about
1,000, ttood their ground about four hourt, and
then retreated, carrying with them their dead1
and wounded. - 1 he intureentt in thit denavt-
ment, as in that of the Var, placed their hostag
In the front rank, , with ordeis to fire on the
Letters from Draeunrnan. dated December If -
stale that a decisive battle had taken nlafe her '
tween the gendarmes, commanded by CaptaM
nounez, ana uie inturgentt, to the -number or
6,000; sixty or seventy of the latter Were killed,
ana eigniy laxen prisoners, i he troops lost only
one man, but a captain ' arid lieutenant wra
teverely wounded. AH the hottaeet in the
handt of the insurgenti were rescued.
un uie tutjject or tho freedom toI the cohung
election, it is naively stated in the MmHeur
Parisim "that Colonel Montebello. command-!
ing eight hundred and thirty cavalry at ToUrs,
had sent In eight hundred and thirty votet to the
President, for the brave Colonel went himself to
every man, even including those in the hospital,
to ask personally for hit vote, and not one of the
men made default.'
The Siecle has reappeared, and it told upon
the Boulevards, whence all liberal journals were,
as long as they escaped the censure, banished by
the Prefect of Police. But now their teeth are
knocked out, and their claw are pared, all liber
ty it granted to the poor mutilated things to get
told anywhere they can. "How cruel are the
merciet of the wicked!"
The law which it about to regulate the preit"
will subject each gerani of a journal to a tort of
license, which will be withdrawn from him with--out
any previout ceremony after two warnmgr
from Uie government on the nature ef the'
P"Vtt!!?j follcwcd by M journal.
Besidet the felicitation! Uiat the PretfJent hair
received from Uie court! of the North.atplendicP
carriage anil four first-rate honct have been
presented tq him by the Emperor of Austria.
Th Miliitter of Foreign Affairs has intimated'
io ye Belgian Government that the Government
ruce cannoi icierate war the political re
fugees, who have either been, sent away by Uie
French police, or have tought safety in volun
tary exile, should find a refuge within' the Bel
gian territory. Thit intimation hat bteen convey.
cd in tuch language that the Belgian Govern
ment doc not coatider it prudent, in the prer
ent circumstances, to oppose it. The whole of'
the French political refugees in Belgium, havtr
contequently, been invited to ''move on," and
are forced to tcek an atylura under the protec
tion of a ttronger or more remote government.
But it it not to Belgium alone that thit language
hat been used. Piedmont and Switzerland have
alto received hintt on Uie tubject and'it it taid
Uiat if thev thould not acoede to the withet of
the French Government upon the tubject, tome
more active meaturet will lie adopted next iprinf :
with Ike content of Austria, to force them to do
A curious report it in circulation. Il it Uiat
the PretiOent of the Republic, in the apprehen--tion
of an attempt being made upon hit life, hat)
made a will, in which he recommendt Prince
Louit Lucien Bonaparte, one of the tont of
Lucien Bonaparte, and lately a member of the
LegulaUve Attembly. at hit tuccetsor. He de
clares, in his will, that he place the fate ot
France and of hit family under Uie guardian
ship of the army, and appoints the following five
officers the executors of hit will, vii; Mtrthei
Excdmant, General d'Hilliert, General de St.
Arnaud, General Magnan, and General Rogurtr
hit aid-de-camp. It u certainly rattier early tW
Louit Napoleon to attemDt to diiDosa ef Frnn
at if it were hit inheritance.
The Parit duily printt are publishing ome t
traordinary statements in regard to the adhetio
of ocrlain eminent men to the cause of Louis
Bonaparte, which annear Ia ) ,..U hlu
Thut, for example, Bonapartitt print a h mine;
that Uie Legitimittt were able to support him is,
hi usurpation. M. Berryerand M. Fella
compelled Montalembert to deny thit publicly,
so far as they were concerned, and M. Fallout
has denied emphatically the story that he hatl
uucrcu me rretiaem uie support of all the Legit
imists, if he would at onoe strike ddwn and fret
rid of the socialist minority. Count Beugnot hat.
declared that he it Jot a member of Uie Consul
tative Committion, and hat writen a letter to the
Pretident, protetting thus againtt Uie dithonor
done him: "After your perjury of the 21 of
December you thought fit to appoint me member
of Uie Contultative Committion without having
consulted me. I think it my duty to inform yo
that I thould deem mytelf dithonored by accept
ing tuch a mission." .
December 14. On the 10th, at daybreak, a
tpecial train arrived from Hungary at Vienna
terminut of the Northern railroad. It wa eom.
poaed of ooachet, each of which contained a prit.
oner with gendarmet. The pritonera were of
both texet; Uie men in iront. It it taid Uie female
were Kottuth't tittert. and tome Uie other
Hungarian noble. Circumttoncet have occurred
in Hungary which have excited strong suipi
m of the government here. Four bank direc
tor have retignod in contequenoe of Uie attack
made uponUiem by the press.
r Al great anxiety it felt for new
from the United State retpoctiug Uie eception
of Kotsutb.. ... .
In Germanv tW nrii ! frvr1,i.l.i-, n
Vto WvZ; ' '
the events whirl, occur in : France in a manner