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For the Banner. - 'of that gentleman. The conduct of the
.Ma. Editor : I was a little disappoint-jPeno delegation was severely handled
d in not seeing some account of the grand j The speaker ended by declaring in emphat
Wiiig County Convention in jour last Ban-Jc terms his willingness to drop both the as
ner. I hid hoped that some hand more a-jpiranis for whom the delegates were in
itio than mine would draw you a sketch of structed and take Mr. Lindsey.- This was
th doings and sayings in that very abl-, followed by the Nestor of that party who
dignified and faithful body, whose acts will thought that more drilling wa3 needed,
long be remembered by the good people of j that they ought ta be whipped into the tra
the county. But sir, as you live away offices that they were ahead strong set of
on one side of the county,where the peo
ple see but litthfof the machinery, and hear
and know but little of the political wire
working which is done in and about this
august metropolis Bowling Green, we pre
sume the great men of this caudidate-mak-infVion,
did not think it worth while to
&,VC!y,ny ,"formall ?n ie subject.-;
Weluhtfon reflection, I think as you are a.
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veryirjpre enaing man, it coimi nanny oe
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expected that men ot such rolling preten-, the hl.crinally ti.e vote stooa equa iy m i-
ions, as the politicians- who dwell in tl.isjded between Cash and Buford, all the dele-
region would deign to give you any account: gates, I belieye, voting under instructions..
of their doings. They make candidates
and dnmake them as they please, and then
you knofr it becomes your duty like all
other humble citizens, simply tu vote and
ask no questions; for all the causes, the
whys and wherefores, of this man' being
put up, and that man's being put down,
should in their judgment be known to them
aloue. You recollect that last year, these
same great men endeavored to rule on and
then off the track, for the Circuit Cleik
ship, some four or five candidates in the
short space of two weeks, whilst they en
deavored by all possible means to persuade
coax, drive, bull down and shove .men to
the support of their candidate for
tY fJIerkship, even at the rttk gsrDrea
their invaluable choking mi&Sine which is
of so great service in candiuatewflaking.
Well sir that machine in tfie hands of a few
great men did actuaUvork wonders last
summer, and as sureas you live, that same
machine, managed by a few men of the
atne sort, was at work here on last Aion
day week, the-'re suit of which now only
. partially seren, time will yet develope. On
the unfiling of that memorable day I was
jn town a silent looker on. I had deter
frned to go to the convention to witness,
Ji I Calculated upon, a fair though close and
animated contest between Buford and Cash,
the two rival aspirants for the nomination
for. the office of the Sheriffalty. I knew
that Cash was a mighty man with the great
body of the people, though I knew that
Baford had on Lis side the invaluable ma
chine, and all the wire-workers about Bow
ling Green, I therefore expected, as I said
before, a close contest between main
strength op the one side, and good manage
ment on the other; but sir I had not been on
the streets of the metropolis many minutes,
before I learned that the order of battle
had entirety changed that instead of Bu
ford the contest musnow come between
Lindsey and Cash, as the master hand had
turned the crank and all the wires of the
machine begun to draw in favor of Lind
sey. Cash was loudly denounced by the
owners of the machine, while the Buford
men began to talk of droning both the as
pirants, and taking up Lindsey, between
wliora and Buford, there seemed to be the
most cordial good understanding. Early in
the day, it was evident to the minds of many,
that Lindsey would be the candidate nomi
nated by a union of his and Buford's friends,
brought about by this invaluable machine,
in the hands of a few, to whom Mr. Cash
had become particularly obnoxious, though
this thing had probably never been dreamed
of by any but the managers, before that
morning. On the opening of the Conven
tion it was proposed that the delegates
from the different townships should be al
lowed to select some persons from their
townships to fill their delegations to the
number fixed upon by the meeting which
bad resolved upon the holding of the Con
vention. Whereupon a delegate remarked
that the delegation from Buffalo was not
full, and requested that Mr. Jno. Lindsey
from that township would take liis seat as
a delegate. Upon this the chairman of
the meeting remarked, tkat Mr. Lindsey
woald probably be before the meeting as a
candidate for a nomination, in which event
he woald be placed in a delicate position.
This was the first intimation of the kind
thrown out by a Cash man, though the mat
ter had been much talked of by the friends
f Buford, and even this did not sound to
me like the speaker wished it, nor do I be-
Here that he did, for I regard him as a
straight-forward man, opposed to all turns
- of the kind. The delegations from the oth-
. er townships being filled to the best ad
vantage, a serious question how aose as to
Soencer, that is, whether she should be
represented oy one or by two delegates.
The Buford or Lindsey men, for they were
mostly the friends of either, ready to sup
port either according to circumstances,
thought that the township was only entitled
to one delegate according to the whig vote
nnUf a at tlie Presidential election in io,
,WluretIiffXr-T. wel- j ,.r,l
.tag to the present whig vote of the town
' ship she was certainly entitled to two.
" Upon this question the debate waxed warm,
.at s$e of the speakers perceived,, that
t 'upon it the chances of a nomination hinged.
But when one of th delegates instructed
for Baford, showed a willingness to give
Spencer two delegates, which he seemed
10 UliaS in HIS nearx, mai sn was cimiit-u
to, the opponents of Cash became almost
furious. In loud and decided tones the
leader of the opposition, a "sprightly but
hasty young mm, no denoint:d the friends
fellows, and that there was no doing any
thing with them. He spoke with much en
ergy and at great length about organization,
drilling, and whipping into the traces.
A majority of the delegates having deci-
ced that Spencer was justly entitled to two
delegates, the convention proceeded to bal
lot, when on the first ballot Dr. Geo. B
lot, when on the hrst baUot Dr. Oeo. b
Crane was nominated for Representative by
I M- A I A. I II - A. t 1
a urge majority, un me nrsi diuui ir
AS soon as mis result was announced uiei
leaner oi tne uuioru party rose anu onereui
a resolution that both the aspirants before
the meeting be withdrawn, and that John
Lindsey be declared the candidate of the
ineelfog. This was opposed by the friends
of Cash, on the ground that the people had
made no expression in favor of Mr. Lind
sey a delegate from Peno declaring it as
his opinion that either Buford or Cash were
stronger, so far as he was informed, than
any other man. That in his township Cash
was the first and Buford the second choice,
therefore he was opposed to withdrawing
them both and taking up a new man in
i . .1 r . i 1 If
whose favor no expression had been made
by the people. On the vote to withdraw,
there was a tie, the Buford party all voting
for it, and the Cash party voting unanim
ously against it. This afforded another oc
casion for an onslaugh from the gallant
young leader of the Bufoid or Lindsey par-
ty, who bore down upon the Cash party
without mercy, telling them that discord
and confusion was all they wanted, and that
they were unworthy the name of whigs.
That the Buford men were willing that lie
should be withdrawn, and that Buford him
self had consented to it, I believe he said,
before he came into convention. That if
Mr. Cash was placed before the conven
tion for another ballot, it would only be to
create contusion, and that as Air. Buford
had consented to withdraw it was the duty
of Mr. Cash to do so also that if one was
withdrawn, they both should be,
Mr. CasS now requested a friend to say,
that he was before the convention, and that
they could dispose of him as they pleased.
LTpon this, another vote was taken upon the
motion tor the withdrawal of both, the Bu
ford party all voting for it, while the Cash
party writhing under the lash which had
been poured upon them so unmercifully,
maintained a surly silence.
Mr. Lindsey was now nominated by our
heryhero, when Air. James M. Watson and
timothy lord, Lsq., were also put in nom
inanon oy others, l ne vote now being per
capita the result ot the lirst ballot was
for Lindsey, 8
" Watson, 7
It was then resolved that the hinist
candidate should be droped and an o.ther
ballot taken, when the vote stood
for Lindsey, 12
" Watson, 11
Thus by the per capita vote a majority of
the delegates decide J in favor of Mr. Lind
sey, while a small majority of the popular
vote according to the vote cast for Mr.
Clay in 1844, was, I believe, repn-sented
by the delegates voting for Mr. Watson.
Mr. Lindsey was declared the choice of the
convention. Mr. Ware was then unanim-
ously nominated for the office of Assessor;
anu mis oauie oeinc over tlie conversion
adjourned to renew the strife out doors for
now the dulling and whipping process so
much talked of in the convention com
menced in good earnest No sooner had
the convention adjourned, than a young
man who had become much roused up in
wrath, by the able speech on drilling and
whipping delivered in tho convention,
straightway obeyed the precepts delivered
to nun, oy making a liinous assault upon' , , .... , ' , . ...
, j i , . r . . . . Jratid, passed up on Vednesday last with
one ot the delegates, for voting to allow Xn . S .- j o . r
spencer two delegates
Thus, Mr. Editor, has ended the whig
convention, and thus the delegates have
carried out the will of the peuple who sent
them there. Mr. Cash had committed, with
some, an unpardonable sin at the last elec
tion, and Mr. Lindsey had voted for Majnr
Oury and Jones. Hence the working of
the machine. " Straw will show which
way the wind blows."
A Whig mho can't be tchipjwd
into the traces.
Laict Rcmob. The Fredericktown
(Mo.) Jafial learns from "private corres
pondence, r.,t the tXrKingftftht FrenaJ
will not only sooi.;t the United States,
.i 7-75 T. m-!;" r .n. Missouri, on
agent, it would seem, has recently !LC
ed for him! Well, wonders tcill
cease! ( Exchange.
Wife Mcrder. The examination of tlie
Rev. Enos Dudley, at Canaun, N. H., for
the murder ot nis wile at oration, lias re
sulted in fully committing him for trial.
The reverend gentleman was a Millerite,
and had predicted that his wife would die
at a certain period.
FURTHER EUROPEAN NEWS BY THE
We extract the following from the Balti-
timore Sun of the 22d :
The Chartists are in almost open revolt
in England, and concessions must necessa
rily be made to them.
The Irish are buying arms of all des
criptions, and the police are fraternizing
witli the people.
Troops have been sent to Scotland to
prevent a disturbance there.
The Chartists were to meet at Notting
ham on the 3d inst ., the day the Sarah
Sands sailed. They had previously pro-
nosed to march 500,000 strong, into
don. all full v armed. Thoteieeranh wires
b(!twee1 Ij0-d and Liverpool were broke
i ti.e Snrnh Sands sailed: so that
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, ig no ;ntellience as to the result of
jJJ continiles quiet wilh the excep.
of gome disturbances among the
11 Northern Italy is in full revolt, and
the Austrian troops were driven before the
people in all directions.
the report that a frussian Kepublic had
been established, w-afre mature the King
being still on the throne) and granting con cessions
of all kinds that the people choose
There, was every probability of a war
breaking out between Russia and Ger
I ranquihty has been restored in Austria,
and it was thought that the Austrians will
unite with the Germans against Russia.
1 he Uussian Meet was coming down the
Baltic with the determination of rendering
assislence to the king of Naples. Cannon
were planted at LIsiuore to intercept its
All Southern Russia is represented to be
in open revolt.
Several arrests have been made in spam
of persons charged with seditious move
ments. . ,
The Pope has issued a proclamation ex
horting the church thoughout Europe to
respect the rights of Kings,
The King of Naples has abandoned
Sicily, and appealed for assisteuce to other
From the St. Lou'm Union of the 201 h.
LATE FROM NEW MEXICO.
A company ot traders arrived at Kan
sas from Santa Fe a few days since, bring
ing dates to the Hth March. A short time
before they left,, there were arrivals from
El Passo, Taos and Los Vegas. Major
Walker and Capt. Skillman, with tli-ir
commands, left El Passo on the 25th Feb
ruary, and Gen. Price on the 1st March.
Col. Easton's bayahoa was left at El Pas
so. Gen. Price anticipated no resistence
In conseijuence of ill-health, Col. Rails,
on the 16th January, resigne.d his command
to Lieut. Col. Lane. Of course, the ru
mored defeat was erroneous. It prubably
grew out of another rumor that Gen. Ur
rea was marching On El Passo at the head
of 4,1 00 men.
This latter rumor created quite an ex
citement at El Passo. Orders were sent to
Col. Easton and Maj. Walker to hasten
forward their troops, the streets leading In
the Plaza were blocked up by strong walls
rnd everything prepared for battle. But
Urrea was not to be found in that direction.
Lieuts. Mullowney and Hepburn, who had
been under arjet for a month previous,
were released dn account of the expected
Squire Collins, 'who was, with others,
cantured bv a nartv of Mexicans and im-
prisoned at Chihuhua, made escape and
reached KI Passo on the 1st Macr h.
Col. Gilpin, at Ust accounts, was en
camped on the Moro. Capts. Clarkson
and Haley were stationed at San Elesa
ria, near EI Passo. Lieut. Ludwig was at
tiie town of Donana, to protect the place
against the incursions of the Apaches.
The health of fie troops was good.
The steamers Allan, St. Jusejih and Her-
near 300 troops destined for Santa Fe.
A portion of them were infantry. AH of
them are intended to fill- up- the ' compan
ies composing tlie different reqiments now
in New Mexico. (Jefferson Inquirer.
The Chicago Canal.' This great Work
is now open, and packets commenced
riming regularly on Monday last. Some
difficulty was experienced at first, on one
level, owing to the original error of the
Fgineer, in its construction. The drainage
was also large, and probably some weeks
will elapse before the absorption of water
from that cause will entire!)- cease. The
packets are fitted up in splendid style, and
will cans that ront t become a favorite
one with travelers. Merchants at Chicago
and on Luke Michigan are looking to St.
Louis for supplies cf heavier articles of
merchandize, especially ot groceries.
where along the canal, great activi-
Jnr'v. tVm PreV,iL Tl,e M'lie
lie expectation fully.
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.iiriiiiiiHR a.u we!- am
31. JUUUI5 VUIUII.
The new contracts for carrying ti..a;ia
in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, MarylanoJ
ueianare am umo, (just made) save to
Uic uepartnent $100,000 annually.
E. C, & 8. F. MURRAY, Editors.
AUSTIN A. KING, of Ray.
For L.t. Governor,
THOMAS L. PRICE, of Cole.
WILLIAM V. N. BAY, of Franklin.
Elector fur President and VUe President.
1st District JOHN C. WEI.BORN, of Pike.
2nd A. M'KINNEY, of Randolph.
3rd E. B. EWING, of Ray.
4th " G. D. HALL, of Lafayette.
5th U. F. MASSEY, of Lawrence.
fith J. H. R ELFE. of Wasbirirton.
th " TRUSTEN POLK, of Stl Louis.
THE CANVASS OPENED.
We see by our exchanges that Judge King
has opened the Gubinatorial canvass in the
North-west, with spirit and energy.
Mr. Bay, too, we learn has opened the
ball in the southern counties of this distric t,
and will, we understand, be at Lincoln court
1 he democratic convention lor the Ist,tradig i WOl,J, flnJ left on the night of the
Congressional district has unanimously re- 3lu The citizens of Georgetown, the
nominated the Hon. James B, Bowlin of St. ncxt dav. cdiarteivri a stamKnat .,) .r.n
Louis, as their candidate. Jude Bowlin's
political course is well known, and will se
cure to him an increased majority of the
votes of the people.
EXCITEMENT IN WASHINGTON.
Tha Washington correspondent of the
Baltimore Patriot gives an account of the
proceedings of an exciting meeting of that
city, held on the 19th ultimo, for the pur
posu of considering the "wajs and means"
of removing from their midst an abolition
print, the .'itliiml Era, supposed to have
been in some way instrumental in the ab
I action or escape of the 77 slaves from the
District, recently recaptured on the Polo
mac. The excitement was intense, but it
was finally determined to have the proprie
tors waited upon by a committee of fifty,
and respectfully requested to remove their
concern, and in case of their refusal, it was
unanimously resolved by the populace to
take the business into their own hands.
fhe proprietors did refuse, whereupon sev
eral stones and other missiles were hurled
at the house. It was finally determined at
10 o'clock the next day to forcibly remove
the office, if the proprietors did not yield.
"The letter of Mr. Clay has caused quite
a fluttering in the Democratic ranks."
Truly! and is their no fluttering in the
whig ranks ? or is it with the party as it
must be with certain whig editors of the
west shot so dead they can't flutter. We
think the Journal, from this feeble effort,
may fairly be classed in that category. Tojtice of lur old friend and acqnantancr,
hear "no party" editors, wilh the name of (though young for the position he occu-
"Old Zack" at the head of their papers
after having virtually if not expressly re
pudiated the cardinal measures of whigery,
and after having circulated every rumor! is no opjosition in the Trird District for tha
calculated to forestall public opinion that "-nomiiation of the Hon. James S.Green,
. .. . . .... .... .land as ithas been determined to hold no
uiay would not ne acanuuiate, wnicMaci:Coi)Venfion C01enuellce. we r0now the
has called out this letter professing to see.exainpl of our Democratic con tern nora-
"quite a fluttering in the democratic ranks,"
is the richest thing of the season. The
democrats flutter! and for what? The Jour
nal says their weapons were turned against
Taylor, and their sympathies for Clay; if so,
they should rejoice at a prospect of their
success. Bid certain Taylor prints have
published to the world, upon the "best au
thority," that Clay would withdraw, which
has been flatly contracted by his letter.
Overwhelmed with confusion some of the
guilty ones, fluttering, cry aloud against
this severity of Mr. Clay ; whilst others,
probably worse wounded, disappointed,
to hide their chagrin, profess to see a pro
priety in the action of Clay, and a flutter
ing in the democratic ranks. Great Jc
hosephat! Wonderful sagacity!! when
will your country appreciate your worth?
Nhw York has been visited with another'
destructive fire, in which property to the a
mount of $150,000 was destroyed. The
insurance upon the whole it is thought will
not excede $75,000.
O" Thanks to the polite attention of Mr.
Johnson of the Ocean Wave, and Charly
Bacon of the Edward Bates for constant
supAU,8 of late papers. The JVavfai
Bates are host amongst steamers.
The Democratic State Convention for
Illinois, held at Springfield last week, has '
made the following nominations : for Got
ernor, A. C. French; for Lieut. Governor,
Mr. McMurtry; for Secretary of State, Gea.
Cooley; and Treasurer, Mr. Carpenter. "
All of them present incumbents except the
The whig papers speak of the result of .
the Connecticut election as a whig triumph.
Verily they would consider it r riumph
now-a-days to carry Massachusetts or Ken
tucky, so feeble have they grown.
The Hannibal Journal in noticing the"
nomination of Gilchrist Porter, Esq., for
Congress in this district, says :
"He U more than a match lor 'Iktle' ay,and'
will prove an uj!y competitor."
Now we had thought Mr. Porter very
good looking, but never considered him any
part of a match for the Bay nag.
Captcrk op Runaway Slaves. The
National Intelligencer, of the 19lir, Contains
an account of tlie escape and capture or
seventy-seven slaves from Georgetown and
Washington City, together with the "white,
abductors concerned. It appears thatsuW
picion rested upon a vessel that had been
ed themselves to the number of about 30,
for the purpose of giving chase. About 2
o'clock on Monday morning, the second day
of pursuit, they discovered the schooner
lying in a small harbor near the mouth bT
tha Potomac. Thi fugitives were all be
low, fast tslei j ; the Captain and two other
white men were also below when the pur
suing party instantly boarded her, let down
the hatches and ir.ade an easy conquest of
Slaves and whites have been safely land
ed in jail, the former to be returned to their
owacrs, the la'.ter to await the finding of
justice. On the 18th, Mr. Giddings, cf
abolition notoriety, asked l?ave to fiffvr a
preamble, with resolutions, in Conguss, a
gainst their confinement in the Washington
jail, upon the ground that the builJii.g was
build by all the States. One of the n solii'
tions provided for a committee to inquired
into nd icporl to Congress, by what au
thority, &c, they were confined.
WlKreupou Mi. Holms, of South Caroli
na, saul that if the resolution was consider
ed, he would move to amend, by inquiry
whellrr the scou'idr I who caused them to
be there, ought nut to be hung! Laughter.
Cornt's Ladv's Book for May, has !een re
ceived, and is the Mat number of the volume
as yet. It contains lute music, the fashions fur
Ladies,and choice literature. The May Queen
" equisite engraving prinW in color.
We dip the following well merited no-
pies,) tlie Hon. James S. Green, from th
St. Louis Evening Union:
Third Congressimal District. As there
ries in lie Third, and place his name un
der the appropriate head. He is known as
one of fie ablest and soundest Democrats
in theMest, and the reputation he has ac
quit ed h Washington, assures us that he is
yetdesthed to occupy a still prouder posi-
..v.. ,u ns uciuui;i auv rants, ttilll suvu
champic in the Third District, the Whie
nominee Gen. Wilsan) cannot have even a
chance ol success. Still our friends must
not be motive.
The Fiit Crop We have conversed.
with gentlemen, in the last few days, from
different prts of the couaty, as well as
those adjoiling, and learn reliably that the
Peaches anl Apples have been seriously in
jured. Thi weather for several week
past has coitinued dry and cold,' changing,
to cold rain Within a few days past. Veg
etation is lesi forward than we expected,
after so mild nd flattering a winter. Tho
wheat, howevW, looks well in this section
LamentablL In a letter to a frian.1.
datd March lkand published intheCou
ner aes iaia unw," Laroartine says;
'For seven dail have hardly had breath
ing time. I hte passed three without
ceasing to baralgue and combat in the
midst of 60,000feen, more agitated than
the waves of thiiea, but it was a sea of
fire and nf iron. IGod has protected net
now may he proict the Bfother of idea
and great heartsUa Franccr "