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THE BAJVJVE R.
E. C I. T. HURRAY, Editors.
. .LOUISIANA, MISSOUKL
uffDtart. not' struck with Judicial blind-
ness, we shall cling to this Constitution at
the manner clings to the last plank, when
nigra ana the tempest close around him,
: Gen. Lewis Cass,
OF MICHIGAN. '
' FOR VICE PRESIDENT,
Gen. Wm. 0. Butler,
Electors for President and Viae President.
1st District JOHN C. VVELBORN, of Pike.
A. M'KINNEY, of Randolph.
E.B. EWING.of Bay.
G. D. HALL, of Lafayette.
B. F. MASSEY, of Lawrence.
J. H. RELFE, of Washington.
TRUSTEN POLK, of St. Louis
f The Blast M eetlng at Troy.
Bear in mind that it takes place on Sat
brdat, the 21st. Able speakers are ex-
pcted,.and accommodations for all. Let
Pike send a delegation worthy herself, of
the hospitality of Lincoln, and of the cause
of Cass & Butler. Let there be an out
pouring of the counties around that will
cause the "dry bones" of Whiggery to trem
ble for its existence.
23" A Mass Meetins; of the Democracy'
of Illinois will be held in the city of Quincy
on Thursday the 19th. The Hons. Tho's.
H. Kenton, Jas. B. Bowlin and James S.
Green, as well as her own distinguished
sons, are invited and expected to attend.
' Jf" We understand the Mass Meeting at
Palmyra was in every way a glorious affair.
More than 5000 persons are said to have
been present; and were addressed on the
first day by the Hons. J. B. Bowlin and J
6. Green. : ;
Old Zach has proven himself a hero; it
now takes - any amount of puffing and
printer's ink to prove Gen. Cass one.
That's the difference. Mo. Statesman.
.,- ? Gen. Cass military as well as civil
reputation has become a part of his coun
m... i rt
iry-s nisiory. tie volunteered in the war
of 1812 a private soldier, and for his worth,
courage and ability, was promoted to the
rank of Brigadier General during that short
campaign. He was endorsed for his hero-!
issa and ability by Gens. Harrison, Jeiup,
and Jackson also, by President Madison
find the hearts of the American people.
But a man has arisen in Missouri who thinks
it would now be difficult to prove him a
hero. This man is no less a personage than
CoL Switiler of the 'Missouri States', rep
resentative elect of Boone county to the
State Legislature. In vain then has history
recorded the fact, and his brother officers
.borne testimony of his heroism. In vain
did his courage and ability eary him, in so
short time, from the rank of a private to a
Brigadier General's command. The re
'doubtable editor of the Statesmahhu spok
en and his military reputation is gone!
gone! gone! Gens. Cass and Taylor are
candidates for the Presidency, and as states-1
wanship is considered a necessary qualifi
cation for that office, perhaps it would be
well to notice their claims in this particular.
,.We presume the editor will hardly jeopard
fee his reputation by denying that Cass is!
a statesman end diplomast, in the face of
;the archieves of the nation and the testi
"mony of Webster, Lawrence, Greely, Van
,Bureu. the National Intelligencer . and
host! others of bis party too tedious to
; Mention. - Oae is a statesman, and the oth
er a a soldier, "that's the difference." We
; bo w nave a small sum for the editor
wrk, If' U tiles any amount of puffing
d mater's ink to prove Gen. Cass a hero,
!irhat Hiountof the same materials will it
take ttf prove Gen. Taylor a statesman ?
' i : v i-; ..
Cass and Butler iSoiV We have, been
presented, by Dr. Ball, of Atlas, Pike coun
-tym., with a Beet, weighing 10 14 lbs.
1 "Last 1 week 'yr& Botiied a sweet potatoe
Rirown on the sami klsi of soil in this coun
iJT ttsSfM fr pe-j
8eai ft:pm't0mcfiij' is tak-j
licj tnUiejH region, ,b' , - -
mill isi'i Inst sl?.-n v"i w4 ,r :.: ::. !:
2 We are under obligations to the 6b
, 1'guig officers of tie Ocean Wave, Edward
Tlie ElectionsSlues Bright. ,
15,053! That'sthe mark the figures have
rrrme at last! The ofUcifll rnaioritlt for
Governor of Missouri is 15,053!!
- y v w
General Taylor received his nomination
on the faith of assurances of his unbound
ed nonularitv in the South and West. No
body pretended to think him strong in the
East. They relied on his strength in the
the Mississippi valley, and with what accu
racy may be seen by the voice of tLe peo
ple. Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri and
Arkansas, have spoken in tones of thunder
that Taylonsm is a grand humbug,
In all of these States the opposition can
didates, from Governor to Representative,
fixed themselves on the best Taylor plat
form they could, and the fight was a fair
representation of his strength.
In the East, Vermont and Maine have led
off, but the Whigs there would not show
fight on the mushroon platform of Taylor
at all. In the former, which is claimed as
the Whig star that never sets, they have
lost upon the popular vote, and want about
6000 of a majority over all. Thev failed
to elect their Governor and three of the
four Congressmen, and have a majority of
but six on joint ballot in the Legislature.
The Free Soil vote was greatly increased
from, both parties, and more from the Dera
ocrats from the fact that their ticket could
net be elected. In Maine the Democratic
ticket leadiall about 10,000, & lacks about
2,000 of a majority overall. Their strength
in the Legislature is largely increased.
The State is safe for Cass and Butler by
perhaps the largest majority she has ever
given for a Jrresident.
Then comes the news from the South. On
lightning's wings, for political effect, in
Ohio & Pennsylvania the Whigs had it that
Georgia was reeling had given up one,'
if not two, of her Democratic Congress
men, and was about falling; into the arms
of Whiggery ; but slowly and surely the
truth-teller comes, the shield of Democracy,
and sets down the delegation to Congress
4 each, as heretofore, with a democratic ma
jority on the popular vote of more than
1500 an increase of four hundred since
the last Congressional election.
Florida, too, voting on the same day, the
2d inst, was represented by the despatch
for the Republican of the 10th, as having
elected a Whig Governor, Congressmen,
and Legislature. On the lltli, however,
they had to credit the election to the MLo
cofoco" ticket in full. i
Then comes Ohio and Pennsylvania, both
voting on the 10th for .Governor, members
of Congress and Legislature. Ohio,. by
virtue of the Free Soil, Abolition and Whig
votes, gives Seabury Ford, (whig,) about
6000 majority. Ford, it is well known, has
refused to endorse Gen. Taylor's nomina
tion, and being more acceptable to the Barn
burner ticket than his competitor, in the
absence of a candidate of their own, has
received their entire vote. He was sup
ported by Clay Whigs, Abolitionist and
Barnburners, who will not support Gen.
Taylor. The last Seventy-Six says "the
election in that State will be no criterion
of Taylor's strength." Weller received no
votes but what can be carried for Gen. Cass,
and when the three tickets are in the field
we confidently accredit to our ticket Ohio
by a plurality of from 15 to 20,000 votes. .
Pennsylvania. The first despatches
from this State, as from all the rest, are fa
vorable to the Whigs. The St. Louis Un
ion says : "The returns from Pennsylvania
are grossly inaccurate. Majorities of hun
dreds are forwarded for the Whig candid
ate, in counties which have no existence ;
whilst in other counties, the reported ma
jorities for Johnston ought probably, to be
set down to Longstreth." We look upon
the Keystone State as perfectly safe for
Uass and sutler.
t or the satisiaction of those who may
think our opinion worth hearing, we make
the following calculation of the chances of
our ticket. ' The following States we give
to Cass and Butler : Maine, New Hamp
shire, Pennsylvania, Virginia, South Caro
lina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Indi
ana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Missouri,
Arkansas, Texas, Wisconsin and Iowa-
making 163 electoral votes, 146 necessary
to a choice. To Gen. Taylor we accredit
Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, New
Jersey, Rhode Island, Delaware, Maryland,'
Kentucky, Louisiana and .Tennessee the
two last as an act of generosity-making 77
votes. ., New : York, North Carolina and
Florida, doubtful. If Van Bureri gets any
State it will be New York. North Caroli
na iust eave a small Whig majority, which
WW a great reduction, and t louda has just
ven a uemocrauc voie. 1
Jj" P. S.' Sine the above was in type,
Hater despatches give the fallowing result :
Whie ticket in Florida by 120 majority.
Yule'e, Democratic Senator, stood off until
his influence was lost. In Pennsylvania
Johnston (whig) has been elected Govern
or by a majority supposed to be 4 or 5,000,
He declared himself in favor of "Free
Soil doctrine." and received their whole
vote. We have gained, it is thought, five
members of Congress, but the Legislature
remains largely Whig.
Georgia. The Democratic gain on the
popular vote in Georgia is 1200.
Ohio, like Pennsylvania, has disappoint
ed all expectations. The despatches now
indicate the election of Weller, (dem.,)
with a majority of two on joint ballot, which
secures the re-election of Senator Allen
and a gain of two Congressmen.
Does that naper(the Statesman,) intend
to argue that a man should be President of
twenty millions or republican freemen, be
cause he cuts and carves dexterously with
his sword ilsouisaua Manner,
"Does the Banner intend to argue that a
man should be President of twenty millions
of freemen because he dexterously shiver
ed his sword upon his knee ? Columbia,
25" No sir, the Banner intends to argue
no such thing; nor does it intend to dodge
plain issue presented by such insipid
sophistry as the above. In an article in
the Banner some weeks ago we answered
the blunt or pointless enquiry of the States
man, "What has Gen. Cass done that h
should be made, Presideat." In that an.
swer we gave a brief history of the servi
ces of Gen. Cass, accompanied by the fol
lowing remark . "But we claim not for him
the Presidency on that account. We claim
for him the Presidency on account of the
Principles he advocates, and his known
ability to discharge the duties of the office
Here then was an answer already given to
the subterfuge contained in the above par
agraph. The Statesman, blustering, says
"Old Zack uses his (sword) against our
enemies." Yea, and in Whie language he
might have said in an "unholy and God ab-
bored war." Herein consists t' e only
recommendation the Statesman has been
able to give his candidate for the Presiden
cy. When asked if this is his argument, he
skulks the issue by asking that which has
already been answered. True to his office-
oving federal instinct he betrays his prin
ciples and shows the estimation he has of a
representative government, whenever he
opens his mouth before be can close it.
When he asked "what has Gen. Cass done
that he should be made President," does be
mean anything ? yFrom the fullness of the
heart the mouth speaketb." He certait.lv
means that a man should do something for
hich the Presidency should be given him
a j a reward. Whiecery. is this your esti
mation of Republicanism ? You here ad.
vance the idea that a nation's sacred liber
ties should be bartered as a price for deeds
of heroism or services rendered the coun
try. It is peculiarly applicable in this in
stance to exploits in a war which you your
self bold to be unjust else your question
had no meaning. The inference was that
Taylor had done something for which he
should be made President. It is well known
that Taylor is known in his country's histo
ry only from the battles he has fought, the
major part of which you hold o have been
in an unjust war. Then for fighting these
battles he should wield the destinies of the
purest and mightiest Republic on earth.
Set the precedent, and where is it to stop ?
It is an invitation to the reckless and de
based to make a trade of war, and pay them
selves at the expense of human liberty.
Americans, look at the true import of the
language of this Taylorite. It is hideous
and monstrous enough to overwhelm with
public indignation its advocates throughout
the land. Yet, we ask the reflecting com'
munity, if the elevation of Zachary Taylor
to the Presidency could be upon any other
"Gen. Taylor never surrenders." Mo.
No, not even for decency's sake, he
holds on to his seven thousand a year with
30 rations per day, while at home election
eering for the Presidency, and would'nt
even "surrender" a dime for the Whig nom
ination. . . '. 7 . .
" Old Fuss-and-Feathers, alias ,S witi
ler, who edits at the Missouri Statesman,
calls us "cousin ' we have no recollection
of any sach a relation. : ' "
A" Grand Central Mass Meeting of the
Democracy of Mo. ccmes off at Fayette,
jAky thing sot. a Cass-ite." True j
Jes, "true to' the letter. A' low flung cor
respondent of ..'the Missouri Whig" writes
for that paper nearly a column 'of personal
abuse, without argument, without Ideas,
anJ without decency, and subscribes him
self "Jlny thing but a Cass-ite. We here
sen this scribble for a Taylor priut laying
down the true platform of his party, sucl
as we have many times erected and placed
thein on heretofore. He belones.' as' his
signature indicates, to that great heteroge
neous no-party, no-nothing, decency oppo
sition, that is for any thing and every thing
save Cass, consistency, and his country.
Such writers show their inconsistency in
taking umbrage at the same language em
ployed by Democrats to define the meaning
and composition of their party that they
themselves use. "Any thing but a Cass-
ite" can. with perfect consistency, ' sub-
scribe to the views either of Tho's. L. An
derson. Whig Taylor Elector, or "Hoss"
Allen, no-party Taylor1 stump orator. The
former supports Taylor because he is a
Whig, the latter because he is hot a Whig,
Neither of them can give Taylor's views, if
he has any, upon a single political measure,
GENERAL CASS. '
Gen. Shields, in a recent speech, paid
the following high and just tribute to the
character and qualifications of the stand'
ard bearer of the Demociatic party :
"Gen. Cass has been a soldier and a brave
one. He has been a diplomatist, and a truer
American America never had. His unpar
donable sin in the eyes of the Whigs is.
that he dared, while Minister to France, to
oppose Great Britain and her kingly allies
in aeieaiing llie mniupie xreaiy mai iu
many ways he has checked her grasping
i f . I rf-fc 1 rn ... . I. -.
Fower and humbled her ambitious pride.
quote the language of the great in all na
tions, when I say that no other man could
have defeated the allied powers to that in
famous treaty but Gen. Cass. As a diplo
matist, every American ought to feel a just
pride in him, and every true hearted Ame
rican does. He was a cabinet adviser in
the councils of that great man, Gen. Jack
son. wko never made a mistake in his se
lections, and none stood higher in his esti
mation than Gen. Cass. As a Senator in
that learned and most dignified body a
body which has not its equal Tor talent on
the face of the earth 1 quote the language
of Daniel Webster in saying, that General
Cass, for sound and varied learning, has
not bis equal there."
3" Mr. Melvin brings us an Indian pea
measuring 24 inches in length. Columbia
Indian peas, we believe, grow best in
verv poor land. The farmers about hare
think it not worth while to plant them,
The reason of which is your land is so
poor that it produces the Indian pea with
out planting. statesman.
It is then just that much better than yours
since it will spontaneously produce the same
crop that youis will with cultivation and
We have received (says the Boston Re
publican) a handbill issued by the Taylor-
ites of Worcester. Here is a specimen of
"Tatlob, Fillmore, and FREE SOIL
The Rough and Ready Club will attend at
the City Hall on Friday evening, 23d inst.,
at 7 o'clock," &c, &c.
Jf" Some twelve or fifteen men belong
ing to Cant Peltzer's company arrived last
night on the steamer riaydee. Gen. Price
had reached Independence, and the tioops
belonging to his command were hourly ar
riving in detached companies. Republi
can, 1UU1 MSb
MORMON TEMPLE IN RUINS. :i
Naovoo, Oct. 9. ;
This magnificent structure was observed
to be on fire In the cupola, at 4 o'clock
this morning. The building was totally
consumed, leaving the naked walls only.
The fire is supposed to be the act of an in
cendiary. . 0
New Orleans. The Board of Health have
published a resolution,in which they say they
take great pleasure in announcing to their
feJlow-ciuzens who are absent, and to per
sons who contemplate visiting the city of
new Orleans, that no tear of yellow fever
need be apprehended by the unacclimated
tor the remainder of this season. . .
Itis a. popular delusion to believe
that because a dandy's straps are drawn
tight upon his trowsers, that they are go-
ing 10 jui aim into respeciaoie society.
a i'J'a. ! a Alt
We learn that Senator Benton' left this
city, on Wednesday morning last, for thel
West, by way of Virginia, (where be has
business.) Nat. Intelligencer, Oct. 3d- I
General Cats'ijond GfmralTaldfft t)r a
alncahcesuLookbn this picture,' and
The whole ' amount of WeT allowances
made to General Casswhile in the publto
service, over and above his regular pay,
wmcn ue wnigs, wuu all their remar
facility at figures, can mike out, is $63,99tf
46, unless they resort to the' new made"
of computation, discovered by Mr. Andrew
Ogle Stewart, of the House of Represen
tatives, of adding together the same sums '
Of the above amovint we. have clearly
shown, in the articles upon the subject
published in the Union ' of the 10th and
16th instant, that $46,95450 was for actu
al expenses and expenditures incurred1 '
by General Cass in the performance of the'
duties imposed upon him,' and by which be
was not therefore benefited one cent;' thus
leaving only $17,035 96 as extra corapen
sation for a large amount of, extra services
of the most impoitant character, extend
ing through nearely nineteen years, andtW
value of which, both to the government
and the Indians in his charge, could scarce
ly be computed. ' .
In our paper of the loth we showed that.
according' to reports of the proper account
ing officers, laia before the House of Rep
resentatives at the last session, but which'
Gen. Taylor's friends,-the Whigs, would
not suffer to be published, that officer had.
teceivedup to the 1st January last, the
very moderate sum of at least $74,864 04,'
The items and amonnts of each, composing
that sum, we stated in detail, except that
for quarters and fuel, the value of which
we could not ascertain, but w men would
amount to several thousand dollars more.
We have since obtained a list, of General
Taylor's present allowances and their a-
mount per month, according to his l$?t ac
counts which we append for the informa
tion and satisfaction of the WhiKs, who
have been so much troubled about the ex
tra allowances to Gen. Cass.
Pay and allowances of Gen. Taylor per
Pay $200 00
Allowances for quarters, 8 rooms,
at $15 1XU W
Allowances for fuel, 8 cords of
wood for self, and 2-3 of a cord 7
for four serveants, at $8 per
cord, ? 69 II.
Allowances for subsistence for.
self, 30 rations per day, at 20
cents per ration, ; 180 00
Allowances for four servants.
4 rations per day, at 20 cents, 14 00
Allowances for clothing for same,
at 92 OO each, . , - 10 w
Allowances as pay for same, at $SL.
each, 3 W
Allowances for forage for 7 horses, !
at $8 each, " 06 DO
Making, . 691 32
being seven thousand three hundred and
ninety-five dollars and ninety-six cents per
annum, which this military candidate for
the Presidency is now in the receipt of,
and appears to be determined to hold on to,
unless the good eople can be gulled, as
the availability no principle Whig party
hope, into electing nun to that high of
fice. The Democratic candidate, on being
nominated, relinquished everj thing, and
placed himself in the hands of the people;
but nothing short of the $25,000 per an
num, as President being secured to the
Whig candidate, will induce him to give
up bis cherished pay and allowances, a-
mounting to considerable more .than the a
mount received by any of the high cabinet
officers of the government and for which.
we opine, lie has for some time past been
rendering little other service than writing
political letters, each of which, in some
way, contradicts or is inconsistent with its
predecessors. Whether, if elected to the
Presidency, we would be willing to dis
pense with his uniform,' sword, and the in
flexible t military habit of command, re
mains to be tested. . His four "dark" ser
vants "Charles," MTom," "William," and
"James," as they are described and nam
ed in his account, he would probably pre
fer to leave behind in Louisiana, lest some
of the Van Buran Abolitionists might be dis
posed to fraternize with them; and to afford
them an opportunity of making a tourney
still, farther north. The giving up of the
seven horses would appear to be rather, a
hard case, as it is not to be expected that -such
ample means of locomotion at the ex
pense of the Government could be readily
and cheerfully relinquished. But the loos
ing of the thirty rations a ' day would be a
serious business, the depletion would be
greater than . any man with . en. ordinary
constitution could bear. There would be
one consolation, however Ail letters would
be free if postage', and would not, there
fore, have to be sent to the dead letter of
fice. Bat, our. main object in thia article
was to extend the Whig candidate' Re
count of extra' allowances a little farther
than we were able heretofore to girt it cor
rectly: -( r.i
Amount of .'extra allowances, over & above
his pay,-received by him up to the first
January last, as stated $74,864 98
Amount of same for the succeed- . -
ing aix moths, 'endfug 80th r .
? June last, according to hi ao- ' '! t-
oounts as rendered and.peid i -8,947 93
Thus we have the "respectable; amount
ii'i ir', '-'- Vn.n-