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MONDAY, -' .
- jpYL 10.
'i "If toe ire hat struck with Judiaalblind
nest,9faU tlintd1hi 'Constitution tet
the mari&tr flings t the' last plank, when
night , a4 ft tempest- dote arounanun
Lewis, Cass,,., ;(g,t , !i m ;;-.' '
ah ..!j . for president;
r' 3 Or HICHIGAR.
FQR VICEt PRESIDENT, ;
Gej WMi 0. Butler, ,
OF S. eutuckt ; '
Electors far President and Vice President.
lat District JOHNC.WELBORN.of Pike.
2nd '1Z A. M'KINNEY, of Randolph. .
33 " ; r E. B. EWING, of Ray.
4th " G. D. HALL, of Lafayette.
5th f : B. F. MASSE Y, of Lawrence.
6tk ' - J. H. RELFE, of Washington. :
7th ' : TRUSTEN FOLK, of SU-Louis
? For Governor:
AUSTIN A. KING, of Ray. '
f.r.For Lt. Governor,
THOMAS L. PRICE, of Cole.-
. For Congress,
WILLIAM V. N. BAY, of Franklin.
'-; . . -
JOHN B. HENDERSON. '.
s-j For; .Sheriff,
,,, For Assessor,
- MASTEN H. ARTHUR. -
1 The nomination of Mr. Van Buren by the
Barnburners effectually der troys all pros
pects of the election of Gen. Cass, either
by the people or the House .- Seventy- Six
tThei brilliant genius that . presides over
the destinies of the '76 has said it. The
word-has oeen spoken in the land, and who
will be so hardy as to doubt it ? From his
lofty Eminence, with an eagle's glance, he
bas surveyed the political horizon, and no
ted its movements.,,' All prospects, says this
modern prophet, of the election of Cass is
effectually destroyed. Wo 1 to Cass! and
wo to democracy ! But before we so effec
tually give up the ghost, had we not betfer
inquire by what authority does this sooth
sayer speak. Let us examine the premises
upon' which he augurs the total defeat of
the legions of Cass. It is well known that
a division exists in the democratic ranks in
the Empire State that threatens to lose to
the- party her "Electoral vote in November.
To this division the opposition (for it is the
only general term that is applicable,) has
looked forward as the star of their hope,
and' in their! imagination lave magnified it
into great sun, that is to blind : their op
ponents and light them comfortably to
office. Tis not our desire to conceal,, if
wrffcoutopflie extent of the disaffection to
wards the Baltimore nominees. The great
cohesive power with the disorganizes is
the Abolition, or Wilmot Proviso question ;
that, with" the fanatics, rides over all ques
tions of national policy. That State, or par
ty, that cdntains.the largest amount of such
materiat, is most to be effected by the or
ganization ,f a third party with abolition
ism for its basis.' - A ' ' " '
The Utiea Convention thai nominated
Mr.' Van Buren possessed comparatively no
influVdce out of the - Stat, of :New York,
for but eight or ten uninSaeotial names ap
pear in the proceedings from beyond her
borders.- 1. be democratic press and party
wirh'irf unparalleled urianiipity have sus
tained the nominations'' throughout the
NorJi, except in the single State of New
YorkTbere," too, 70 democratic papers
came up tojhe support of the nominees,
while some 18 or 19 Barnburner prints re
volted contending for the principles of the
Wilmot Proviso. They might have been ln-
fluenced .by. hractions of the , Whig Con
vention, but that body presented a man that
. loosened the ties of the Whigs who stood
upon similar ground throughout the North.
'Meetings have been bell and Conventions
recommended in Massachusetts, New York
andbio, whileGie disaffection has nearly
beoome general ;rom the St, Lawrence to
tbe OhiaVni W u:-4u. J,
it no nomination 'should be made by ' the
Wbg Conyentioi tlia? iiaYbeea Vailed, the
projjsb'jUtyja.'that MY., Vaaureu. will fcar
ry tlState , pf . Kew-York;and-feasibly
MauaocHisetts.? Itis reasooablr to suppose
he wtH -recurve wore vofes Ihal ''have been
cssiior ina.wniKiuercioiorBt iUBH.jpr.iuc
. -,n-jTrri ri3 .y, - --. i person w no mis on the resuit oi me- rr
.nVnin election it debited-of his" vote.- '
is towards Cass. The piinciples of the
Wilmot Proviso will be the rallying ground
for the fanatics of the North, and. the whigs
have two proviso men where the democrats
have one. ' We make this; remark Upon the
authority of the' expressions of the -State
Conventions iasi year ; wnere every one
held by the whigs in free States, that iiK.ot-
ed that question, passed resolutions in fa
vor of it. Resolutions in its favor were of
fered, in the democratic state convention of
New York, where both wines of the party
were fully represented and ,were , voted
down'. This is the rock upon which the
New York democracy split and gave the
last election to the whigs. The Barnburn
ers weire diisutisfied and called another Con
vention of themselves, where they passed
resolutions in favor of the Proviso. Sever
al other democratic state conventions voted
similar resolutions down. The whigs voted
it down in no instance, and consequently
there was no split in the North. Their dis
sensions were reserved to operate in a lar
Since then their party lias-nom-l
inatd a man in whom not
one principle is
to be found to satisfy the whigs of the North
Those who stand firm to the old issues con
tended for by the whig party feel that they
have been miserably compromised. Those
who have spent two years in abuse of the
Administration, the War and its abettors,
feel that they have been compromised in
having the chief actor in this drama forced
upon them for their candidate those who
like ilr. Clay had rather' see this country
visited with "war, pestilence and famine,'
than a military chieftain at the head of the
Government, feel themselves compromised
in having a military chieftain presented to
them as their candidate, who is only known
by his. marks in blood those . who stand
committed to the principles of the Wilmot
Proviso feel that they have been com pro
raised for the Southern slaveholder who
even recommended the line of the Serra
Madre. Not one shadow of political affini
ty remains to bind Northern whiggery to
the support of Taylor. Thousands of whigs
have repudiated the nominations, and thou
sands more stand ready to cut themselves
adrift from a ticket that ' floats upon the
broad political sea without chart or compass
upon which to rely.
23" We iiive received the Metropolitan,
extra, containing a list of the lands 'com
piled by the Register of State , and adver
tised for sale for taxes on the 1st Monday
in October next Persons interested would
do well to call and examine the list.
We have bad no St. Louis mail sine
Monday. ' We understand the mail cannot
be opened at Louisiana for want of a key,
We have been requested by the Post Mas
ter bere to say, that no such a want has ev
er occurred at bis office. That all mail mat
ter received bere from' St. Louis, or else
where, for Bowling Green, has been for
warded by the first mail.
Fossil Remains. We have been shown
a mammoth tooth, recently found near, the
sulphur springs, four miles south-west of
Louisiana, weighing 8 14 lbs. It is of a
bluish cast, and in a petrified state and
when found was embedded . in the earth
with the ' grinding surface exposed. - The
teeth ot the monster of which this is a part
must have weighed over two hundred lbs.
its head several thousand. The animal,
we suppose, was one of the earliest inhabi-
lants oi me Mississippi vaiiey, and was
well calculated for traversing its, majestic
rivers, prames and forests. . The tooth is
in the possession of Dr. V. W. Emmerson
of this town. ' ' ' " .
The Missouri Republican of the 8th inst.
gives publicity to the discoveries of some
intinerant Locofoco, . who has, in his lan
guage, just returned from a trip of business
in the upper counties of Missouri; that
wherever he had been there7 was' a strong
and respectable portion of the Locos in fa
vor of the sage of Linden wood, (Van, Bu
ren.) Now whether the Republican means
the counties on the Upper Mississippi, or
Missouri, we Know doi we presume H aid
not 'suit him to designate counties. VIf Jiig
traveller brushed these diggins in his. tour,
we simply fay, he has made greater 'discov
eries than we. have made,; or5 we : have1 yet
tq see the first man, ana we ; neve visited
By a law of the State of NewYorkany'
person who bets on the result ot the Prcsi-
several town. of IaVwho U w'Mg to-up- "? turning tntprmn,, Russia is
heha.4p.UgbterW:; rr.' . -i .ajustea;.-, T13erman'ufx?Iook:
s .. . .2:-rtn,;i ine for important chances. .Tbanorthern
f7 : . is ' 0 r I
- Has he accepted or no.? Much excite
menf has been raging in New Orleans, for
several. days past, with regard to the posi
tion of Gen. Taylor. The question is, has
he accepted the .Domination yet, and if, so,
in wht manner? His mendsa jtrying to
ret him rielit have cot him into "a fix" to
lop off great wings of his support.,, The
i-auves say ne pieagea inmseii to mem 10
run unconditionally. Anindependent(com-
bustible electoral ticket lias 'been' formed
in Maryland to support him on his inde
pendent ground, and swear he is pledged
to carry out that course, n 1 he .conscien-
cious wings of Ohio pledge theinselves to
oppose him at all hazards. ( The. Clay and
Scott whigs of New .York.are , wnting for
him to espouse whig, measures ,bp.fore they
can give lain their support The New Eng
land coiisciencious whigs swear by high
Heaven they will do all in their power to
defeat his election. If he comes, this way
lie loses the independent ticket in Mary
land and all his combustible support if he
goes tliajj way he drives off New York,
mittee of three from
New Orleans who
waited on him, after the reported reception
of his letter, give to the public the. follow
ing by. authority: ,
We are authorized bv Sen. Tavlor to
say that the course of the Louisiana Dele
gation in the Whig Convention, lately as
sembled at Philadelphia, meets with his en
tire, full and unequivocal approbation.
.That be not only never doubted, but nev
er intimated a doubt that his honor and
reputation were safe in their hands.
' A. C. BULITT.
June 23, 1848.
Is this card an acceptance or no? We
give below the report of that delegation,
together with an extraet from his letter to
the editors of the Richmond Republican
If he endorses that report, as appears from
the above card, how will it look by the side
of his former writings? Here it is.'
READ THIS ASD THAT.
Letter to the Rich- Sanders Report to
mand (f publican, i- the tctig Convention
prit 20 1848. . . , General Taylor's
"I do not design to posumn
witdraw my name if "On behalf of the
Mr. Clay be the nom- delegation of Louisi-
ineeof the whig' na-ana, I will further
tiooalconventiouund state, that Gen. Tav
ist this connection, I lor desires it to be
bee permission to re understood that, in his
mark that the state-opinion, his, friends
ments which have who came Into tl is
been so positively convention are hound
made in some of the to abide by its decis
north rn prints to tha ion, and to - sustain
effect 'that, should the nominee, hcarl
Mr. Clay be the nom- and soul; that Gen
inee of the whig na- Taylor recognizes in
tioual convention, I his friends in tins con
had stated Hbat I vention those ' who
would not suffer my have the right to with
name to be used,' are draw hU uame, and
not correct and have will cheerfully acqui
no foundation in any e.ce in such witb-
oral or written re- drawal.
mark ot mine. It has Oen. layior, we
not been my intention are also authorized to
at any moment, .. .to say, will hail with en
ohanee my position tire satisfaction the
or to withdraw my nomination by the
name from the can- convention of any oth
vass, whosoever may er than himself be
be the nominee of the ing persuaded that
national convention, the, weltare ot our
either of the whig or country requires a
of the democraticpar- change of men and
ty." measures, in order to
,. avert the downward
n . i - i. tendency of our na
Lamd Warrants Thompson's N. Y.
Bank Note Reporter says: "The disband
ing of the army has its influence on land
warrants; we" apprehend an over-stock, and
have lowered our . quotations accordingly;
for the 160 acre warrants we pay $115,
and sell them at $120. , These warrants are
assigned in blank, so that they are. passa
ble from hand to hand."
'.Three or four hundred of the Illinois vol-'
unteers, belonging to the 2d Regiment, ar
rived at St. Louis on the 7th inst. and de
parted immediately for their homes! '
" EafcQPe is still rocked by the storm.
Ireland talks more boldly of t armed, resis
tance. Io England, the Chartists preach
physical force., France is in, commotion,
needing strong minds to guide her ' to, safe
and sound principles ,In Italy,' the. popu
lar cause sua triumphs. . The Austrian Co
. ur '..i1 'i--'
powers are Iea'cruinir toirether. t Who." can
ftretell the event, of1 a. Aitf-A St, 'Loius!m4kinf 'ue 'SS"?1? I0"8 bttndredapd
Union.1" ' a . ' tL' ' : Hen iaaictmnti against Itiia ,ladictmeuts
Louis villk, Lincoln Co.,' Mo.
,. r - Juue S Ub. 1848.;
Ma. McaxAr: In the Banner of a recent
date Ijioticed a call upon me. by several of
my leiiow-ciuzeni i uww, naiuo .w v.
used in the coining- election in feonnexion
with, the office of Representative In the next
Legislature. Althoiiifh sometime has elaps
ed since that publication, it is proper that I
should reply and after expressing my ac
knowledgements to. those , gentlemen ,ior
their kind notice of me in connexion with
so responsible an office, I would say: that
although there were many who at that time
were anxious for a nomination, either
by a mass meeting of the people, or a con
vention of delegates from the several town
ships, it was not the purpose of any to in-
terpose any obstacle to the success oi demo
cratic principles in the . approaching can
vass. Believing thus, I am confident there
is not an an individual who signed that call
that would, under existing circumstances,
desire me or any other person to run; but
on the contrary, would be found striving ta
ward off every blow aimed, at the gentle
men now before the people. Messrs. Worn
mack and Blanks are sound Democrats, and
possess abilities that must be regarded as
unexceptionable tor the stations to wnicn
thev aspire. Therefore, whatever -differ
ences of opinion might have existed as to
the mode of bringing candidates before the
people, I am sure the "spber second
thought" will prevail, and Democracy wfll
triumph in the present contest.
Yours, &c, ' '
For the Banner. '. ' :
Mr. Editer : I want to ax you the faver
to publish this ur letter for me, if it dont
cost nothing, and I'll jest tell you how l cum
to rite it. You no I uont take no news pa
per, nor cum to town very often, so I some
times gits orful behind what's guine on. So
last week I sent my little gal tu Bolin
Green tu git sorm things for harvest, and
the store keeper raped err. up in a newspa
per what's got a orful big pictur on one end.
I onraped it earful without tearin the pic
tur, and then sich a roinpus as the children
made about who would have it.. I rould'nt
deside no how, but my wife who noes how
to deside childerns quarrels said I must
frame it. Well, as I was guin, tu tel you,
my wife she likes tu read tales, steam boat
accidents an such like, in newspapers, and
sot rite down tu see who was killed on the
boats. The first thing she begun tu read
was a letter from ' some Amos Petfog or
uother axin the people tu send him tu the
Legislates aes I who ponyeath is he
wife, haint that the same place where Squire
Thompson, Dr. Snypesand Bil Jenkins said
I orter go ? I would uv gone tu ef it had'nt
been for that tarnel click wuatsed 1 mus nt
say nothin til they fetched ine out, and sure
nougli went and fotch out that old long Doc-
ter. bays she let s send tor Squire Thom
son he can tel, and who this Amos Pitfrog
is tu. .
Well, artcr a while Squire .Thompson
come and we three got together and read it
over and over agin. Weil, ses the Squire,
I dont like this Amos no how. An you no
him Squire? Yes, I've noed him this three
years. What sorter man is her" well he's
a good enough sorter young man but I dont
like him. .Why, Squire, ef we old men e-
lect him it will jest be the ruin ove all our
young men, insted ove savin thar money like
us and watin til they get old before they
think of sich things, you'll have em like this
Amos Piitfrog, gwine tu school when they
ought tu be at work, and turnin out lawyers,
doctors, schoolmasters, and setin them
selves up Tor the legulater as same as if
they had as much land and niggers as me
and you. - What right kin poor men - have
in the Legislates I'd like tu know ? they
haint got nothing to represent. Squire, ses
I, uon t you think we ought tu have -a Jaw
tu keep these poor men from bein elected ?
Mr. Stalk, ses he, I've bin thinkin that
would be the very way to git you elected
we must git : all them fellers tu withdraw
what aiut poplar, and we'll jist bring you
out and write a letter and git sum names tu
it tu show that the people all want you.
Then we kin show the people that you've
got more land than this Amos, and bin in
the county twice as long. And here he
drawed his cher up close, and whispered tu'
me something about gitin all the rich men
tu vote for me. So Mr. Editor we jest con
cluded I was the man tu beat this Amos, and
ef the people will jist lect me I will try tu
make a law tu kesp all such poor people
out of the Legislater; and ef we cant get
this law I will try tu make a law tu keep
em from voting, and then we kin always
lect a rich man whats got something tu rep
resent. Ef you publish this er letter please
tel the people. I aint got no time to lection
eer, and don't no how to make speeches no
how, but ef this Amos makes eny speech
Squire Thomson, Dr. Snypes and some
more of em will answer him.
CORN STALK. -
"The' fPdshinehm Slave Caiei. The
Grand Jury of the Criminal Court for the
District of Columbia,, on .the.' 23th.: ult,
found aesinst, Sears, the captain ofK the
Pearl, that carried off the fugative slaves,
iniriy six inaiciinenis lor aieaung slaves,
the property of thirty-six different owners,
and seventy-four lfdtctments for transport
ing seventy-four slaves front said District
9f the same nature and of the' tame num?
ber vera also Jdund agiloif Dfivtoi;(tha
supercargo) & Englishman (tfie deck hand)
making altogether thiee Kunqrre(I.and thiN
ty indictments presented by the,G"rand Jh-
ry against these tbre tfii.r i$
. TT T '3 .k T I I - - 1 . mm V .
ate, is to apppear as,eounsjlor Uia prison .
Iro.., . ,rtq Wl bla J m f
Correspondence of Jhe RflUrnxirStiji. i
.- -yi,HiNCTONj7uue 9 SI f1
Commissioner Trist in the House Jmt 'i I
Van'Buren'ss Silenti Acceptance IHr,i l
Calhoun's Compromise -The two Exr ' ,
Presidents' General gay lor' s teller ve.
: To day a shadow flitted through the lob
by of the House, which created some ex
citement among the more superstitious por
tion of the members. 'It was that of AJ
Trist, our late commissioner.' 1 1 saw people
point to it, but they'dared' hot speakjjajKl
the scene was as solemn as s- tliatfrtbe
king's gqst in Hamlet. . . 1 i : -s
- It is positively asserted in the Jfiouse to.
day, that Mi. Van Buren .will accept the
nomination of the Barnburners, not' indeed ' 1
k. .il.. i..t.i.nf -:i 'J Si
young lady contents to V proposiUon iu
marrriage. "What would you infer frp
silence under such ' circumstances?! ,. t.
manded a Barnburner, this morning. ,
"Why," answered : the ' Hunker uidtr
such circumstances I think brie might fea
ture toimpfint a kiss." ;"'; V,; '
Mr. Calhoun's speech, bas left a profbuad
impression on all who heard it It . was; a f
great, a philosophical speech; but it was V
not a speech calculated to reader the spea-
ker popular. Mr. Calhoun' baa evidently '
settled his account bere below,' and Jnokito '
reward to the impartial pages of history .
rather than to the fickle affection ' oH bis :
coteinporaries. His speech was not a par
tizan spirit and party sentiments. He spoke
in a prophetic and warning, voice tw-the '
Senate" and he spoke in behalf of the Ult-'
ion. He wanted to know what the North
meant to do with the South where tbey
meantto place Southern institutions lie' is ::
evidently prepafed for a compromise that
shall rid the country of the question forev
er. i'i ir-'?
Mr. Calhoun is determined not to post
pone the settlement of the question any lon
ger, lie thinks the period or its settle ,
ment has come, and that every hours delay
is fraught with dangerous consequences.- n
He wants the question settled before the"
next Presidential election, for if it .be net i
settled now, it will lead to the formation,,
.. .. .
01 geogiapmcai names, tne worst ana mc
destructive of all. If Mr.' Calhoun ' will4
devote himself in a liberal and pliHotopnP '
cal spirit, be will leave a name i ,lhi bi- 1
tory of the country which will inspire fu.
ure generations with gratitude and-.ir -
spect. ; ; t ; ,r . f
A friend at n y elbow !directsniy1'atten-' a
tion to the remarkable similarity4 between
the position of Mr. John .Van Buren and '
Mr. Robert Tyler; both men of talent apd.a
genius, and both remarkable for filial pieyVJ
Ex-President John Tyler had his separate
convention in 1844, nis son, Robert Tyler1
being the principal mover; ' and ex-Presii" '
dant Van Buren has lib convention in 1848 i
his son, John Van Buren, acting as princH,
ai orator. , Had Mr. Roberl,Tyler had., as v
large a sphere of action as Mf. Van" Buren
lias in the Empire State, his talents would
nodonbt have shone forth in" -a far more
brilliant light, and might bave been as liigb-r-il
ly appreciated as those of Mr. John Van- j
Bu!a' ; '' ' . r- : ' f-Mucw
There is a rumor in town that Gen. Tay
lor has written a letter of acceptance much'.
in the same spirit as all his prevlone ones,' '
viz: that he will not: consider .himself ' the-a
President of a party but accept wjth pleas-.
ure, and without a party pledge, the nom?
ination from any number of his fellow citi- ,
zens. - '" ir iui "u
i It is now almost Certain '1hatCbriefes
will not adjourn bebrv the middle of Au- '
gUSU.. , i. ,.; 5:!i; it, .M:,-( H !?.; XiTt'i
t ' ' : .1 ,. -: Vv a;.
"No Pabtt." TheGeoigia J?uoflcaii, -1
a leading Whig paper, priorto ihenomina- "
tion of Taylor, used the following 1 lan-
guage:' ; , . .. ; .
-Will the GREAT PARTY . pemit it- ;
self to be annihilated by a- no-party man? 1 ,
Will It fllltti llIFfn K Haatio4 tA mihi
by Gen. Taylor,' should another arid a far
greatxr man tham 'bixself be selected to
bear its glorious standard in the great "bat-'"
tie soon to be fought! .The General tails
us that he will follow the Constitution, and-i)
the EXAMPLE OF THE EABIIER 't RXSIDKHTS ! g t
One of them was in favor of the Alien and i
Seditior Latesl The third differed rdical-
ly upon some questions from, the first, sec- "
ond and fourth. ' But enough at Present- :
Gen. Taylor is unwilline to, abide br the i
decision of the National Convention, cjim
LESS HE IS THE MAN I The Spirit Ot trtlO jj
Whigs will flash fire at this determination. ;
Thev Will not submit to Wblaatcd hv di. :
vislonbrouglit upon then bruoh imperK
ous ditatioai.utThey will now. jee ths iwi
ger that besets them:. and , arouse aa ooeK)
man, to'vindicale (heir pride, their prtnciy
phs,mid their Unbri" 'v' 'rkC,j
.The New York True Sun say "That;
tle President will not issue a proclamation j
against the mo vemeut in favor -of oppf eiie3,
Ireland1 '"" J4.;'.; . -
5 urs w.