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Y..,iVV"aVsVF. MUIIUA1, Cditora.
- DEC. 11th.
Ve issue J no paper from this office last
weet,' Tor the following reasons: The Editor
ojsui oue primer was aoseni, ana '-'o com
positor, th only hand left, .was .unable to
work.'! We hope this apology will be satis
fietbry with' our readers. ' '
"Errata? The signature to the beantiful
line's oh "the election of Gen. Tayior," pub
lished in our last paper, should hare read
Valeria, instead of Valevia as it was print
ed;.-;;? We iweloome to our columns the
"flR&f e.piiolera", from the same ac
conplished writer. .'..',
"We have received the President's Mcs-
sage too late for insertion or extended com
ment. -It is not quite so lengthy as the first
one addressed to the last session, but fully
sustains the great reputation of the writer
forability and logical reasoning. It will ap
pear in.our next '' .",
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,We bare bed a week of the most dismal,
gloomy weather that we ever witnessed
drizzle, drizzle, rain,' sleet and freeze, has
been showered. upon us, till the whole face
of the earth is covered with sharp and cut
ting ice. -Our farmers have scarcely been
able to supply themselves with wood, and
to" shelter and feed their cattle to save them
from perishing. All the. trees have been
fox several days loaded down with ice, and
the fruit and shade trees are much torn to
pieces: But, says the Proverb, 'all things
happen for the best,1'- and as a wise Provi
deuce has sent this weather upon us, let us
The official vote in Missouri stands thus;
For Cass, 40,077; for Taylor, 32,671
Cass' majority, 7,406. The rote for Gov
ernor stood: King, 43,921 ; Rollins, 33,
958. North Carolina Legislature. The mem
bers returned to this body, stood as follows:
In the Senate, 25 democrats, and 25 whigs
- ia the- House, 60 whigs and 60 democrats,
but one. saember having resigned, left the
..House 60 whigs to 69 democrats. On the
S2d ulL, the House succeeded in organiz
ing by the election of a whig speaker and
a democratic clerk. The Senate was tied
and had not succeeded in the election of its
officers at latest dates.
The contested seats in the Ohio legisla
ture hare been given to , the democrats.
This will secure 4he election of that talent
ed and tried democrat, senator Allen.
"it. : . ' '
It is generally thought that Gov. Critten
den of Kentucky, will be offered the See
retarythip of State; though it is doubted by
some that he will accept it. The Louisville
Journal intimates that he may be returned
w vuc uniieu states senate again
Elk Lick Springs The Paris Mercurr
published at Paris in Monroe county, says
that Gen. Reid and a Mr. Williams of that
jRaeefcare recently 'purchased these well
known Sprlngs, and intend immediately to
erect suitable and comfortable buildings for
the reception and accommodation of risit-
ors.. ; Success to them.
It is now certain that 14 States hare e
lected electors in favor of Cass by the peo
ple, and one, South Carolina, by the Leg-
Sature. 12 states bare, chosen electors
favor of Taylor by the popular rote ; and
in 3 States, Massachusetts, Vermont and
Connecticut there has been no choiee by
tne people ; but it is morally certain that
thejMrill choose electors by their legisla-
lures, ravoraoie to rayior. aTliat will make
IS States for each, but the 15 votinc foi
Tsylor are more populous and consequent
ly eiew htm.
, bmcitr. A young man by the name of
Band K. Jiealher, residing near Hannibal
In this" State, committed suicide by shoot-
ing uimseir a tew days since.
iTS The last Cape Girardeau Eagle feel
ingly announces the death of Mr. Josepl
McFerron, junjor editor, and. one of the
proprietors of the Jackson (Mo.) Review,
tfeifras ia'his twenty-eiglttb year, and uni
mll respected and beloved. : ' : :
,Z" rff.-i 'if -, : . ......
UsjfCMSKB the meeting of the Lyceum
on To-sjoaxow evening, at 6 1-2 o'clock.'
GEN. TAYLOR AND THE PRESI
t dency. . . .-,
Since the electwu of General Taylor to
this high office; tliere seems to be much
speculation as Jo what course of policy he
will pnrsue ; but as to what that policy will
be, few seem entirely to agree. His elec
tion is claimed by some as a whig victory ;
but certainly no one will pretend to say
that it affords any evidence of the, popular
ity of whig measures, when those measures
were scarcely mentioned in the canvass.
Taylor .himself will not so deem it, for he
roust know, that his name would never
have been mentioned in connexion with the
office, but fur his brilliant military achieve
ments. "Ills election can be looked upon in
no other light, than as a manifestation of
the National gratitude, by a people prover
bial for their admiration of military heroes.
Palo Jto, R-saca do la Falma, tho bloody
heights of Monterey and the glorious field
of Bucna Visla, were the only potent argu
ments used in his favor! How then, can
his election be claimed as a whig victory?
especially when he fail, by more than a
hundred and Gfty thousand, of having rc
ceived a majority of all the votes cast for
President ? Pledged to no party principles,
he was elected by a mere plurality of the
popular vote, over two candidates, each of
hoin has heretofore stood high in the fa
vor of the Democratic party. If he had
boldly stepped on to the old Whig platform,
and declared himself the advocate of a Na
tional Bank and a Protective Tariff, the is
sue might have been altogether different.
As it is, no one can, with any sort of fair
ness say, that the people have decided in
favor of either of those measures, for Gen-
eral Taylor said distinctly, that he had not '
formed his opinion in regard to either. If:
he should now venture on any distinctive
policy oi ms own, u can naroiy oe presum-
euu. .. wu,u,.,.r - v.
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uie nepuoiicans wwirui iiicui, uarc uui a1
bated in the least, and many of the whigs
affect to treat them as obsolete ideas. Such
a course would array against him, not the
Democratic party, but also the original
Taylor party, proper, including many South
ern whigs. In the event we should expect
to find the late whig candidate for Con
gress in this district, opposing him, if he
has any regard whatever for his political
consistency. But for ourselves, we hare
no idea that Taylor's influence, if exerted
at all, will be in favor of either a Bank or a
Tariff. He professes to have been origin
ally an admirer of Jefferson's policy. All
his notions recently, seem to be eminently
Conxervative. We predict that he will
never have either a Bank, a Protective
Tariff or the Wilmot Proviso. The time
for the test is near at hand. JVous vtr
The whigs of tliii state are talking of Ed'
ward Bates, Esq., of St Louis, for a Cabi
net officer. He smells too strong of Fed
O. C. Pratt of Illinois, has been appoint
ed by the President, Judge of the Supreme
Court of the United States, for the Terri
tory of Oregon, in 'he place of William A
Hall, of this State, who declined the ap
Circuit Attorney. Vie have received
full returns of the election of Circuit At
torney in this (the 3d) Judicial district,
which shew the following result :
Lamb. - Ktrtler.
Lamb's total maj. 1,333.
Taylor's majority over Cass in the same
U. S. Senate. The political complexion
of the U. S. Senate, aftet the 4th of March
next, will stand as follows :
Doubtful, (N. C. legislature a tie)
No odious measure can be fixed upon the
country at present.
2f- The majority for Cass in Virginia is
about 1200. The Richmond Times gives
the rote of all the counties but two. The
majority for Cass so far is 1 ,297 ; Polk's ma
jority in the counties to be heard from was
24. ' j:-- : ;
Florida Senator, The Peosacola Dem
ocratsays: ;', T'; ;'" '.' "! :s
- "It is understood that George T,.Ward,
Esq., is to be elected by the Whigs to the
United states Senate trom this Mate."
The choice of Presidential Electors has
been made by the Legislature of Massachu
setts. The vote cast, was for Cass, 65,
Taylor, 196, and Van Buren 37.
The Memphis Appeal of the 23d ult,
contains a notice of the death of Col. Win.
Polk, at Walnut Bend, Arkansas.
Jlrriral of a Mexican General. Gener
al Ilerrera and family arrived in Boston on
the 21st ult., in the ship Loocho from Tal
cahuana. Tim National Intelligencer of the 27th
It is rumored that Commodore Parker
has been ordered to the command of the
Brazilian juadron, in place of Commodore
It seems from a statement made by the
Washington correspondent of the Balti
more Sun, that Gen. Taylor was in Wash
ington City and dined with John Tyler just
before the close of his accidency's adminis
tration. He received his appointment of
Command of the Army of Occupation from
John Tyler. The Whigs owe something to
"Honest John" after all.
The official majority for Cass in the State
of Illinois is 3,414.
In Vermont Taylor's plurality over Cass
is 12,174, over Van Buren, 9,285. His vote
js 1,663 less than the vote of Cass and Van
The officjai vo(e of Maryland gives Toy
. ma:or;t. Df 3171
North Carolina gives Taylor a majority of
Texas has, without a doubt, voted for
Cass by a very large majority.
, Georgia gives Taylor a majority of 3,061
In Maine, Cass' plurality over Taylor is
Ohio gives Cass a majority of 17,427 over
Taylor. TIia majority of Taylor ard Van
Buren together over Cass is 18,994.
Tennessee gives Taylor a majority of 6,'
Louisiana gives a majority of 3,136 for
Alabama gives a majority to Cass of 871
Mississippi will give Cass about 800 ma
jority. The efficial vote has not been re
New Jersey gives Tsylor a majority of
The vote for Governor in New York
stands for Fish, whig, 218,616, for Wals
worth, democrat, 116,019, for Dix, Free
Imprisonment for debt, where the sum is
not above ten pounds, has been abolished in
The total pepiilation of St. Louis county
is set down at 73,361. There are in the
county 868 free persons of color, and 4,
Maj. Mason C. Fitch, president of the
branch of the State Bank of Indiana at
New Albany, died in that city on Wednes
day evening last.
In Ohio, 50,000 more votes were cast at
the recent state election than at the State
election two years ago.
Four thousand one hundred and forty-
six German emigrants arrived in New York
in the month of October.
Major General Gaines will probably be
assigned to the command of the Second or
Western Division of the Army of the Unit
ed States, as soon as it is vacated by Gen
Taylor. The Secretary of War has ex
pressed his opinion in lavor of the appoint
ment of General Gaines, provided the Pres
ident will sanction it of which he has no
doubt. New York Day Book.
Wisconsin. The Democratic maioritv
on joint ballot in the Wisconsin Legislature
will beuw over the united forces of Whig
gery and Barnburnerism. This secures a
Democratic United States Senator, and
sadly disappoints whig hopes.
Burlington, Nor. 25.
We have just received the official result
in . Iowa. . Cass has 1,522 majority over
Taylor, excluding Pottawatomie county,
which crive Tavlor 483 mai. Van Bnn.
obtained 1,100 votes thus leaving Cass in
the minority of the popular vote. 1
For the Banner. . ..-
, ' soiif of the Cholera. -i 'h
I'm coming I I'm coming I tne neraifl ei aeaia
With woe on my pinions, disease la my bream,
In fear, and in meekness, Bow bow ye to God,
He only can safe from mychastening rod.
The sunshine of Persia I clouded with fear,
nd blasted the roses that scented Cashmere;
And gladness and mirth were changed for the
sighing , -. ,'
Of friends round the fast wasting forms of the
Like a plague-freighted tempest, I darken'd the
The perfume of flowers, the breezes that fann'd,
Were shunn'd as the breathing or sickness and
For the innocent zephyrs were foul with my
I floated in triumph o'er Russia's proud realm,
And conquered the spirits, no force could o er-
w helm :
On! onl through the tempest, and high-drifting
No season can stop me, no barrier oppose.
Britannia's proud bulwarks were pass'd with
I've stricken her millions, and humbled her
Manlic's broad waters will soon be my home.
I will sport with its billows, and dance on its
I'm coming! I'm corning! the herald of death
To taint the free gales with my pestilent brealli
Columbia's proud freemen will hail me their king,
I conquer them all with one sweep of my wing.
But I come not in anger, I come not in wrath,
Though the purest of earth are swept from my
Like an angel of mercy I come to the poor,
I breathe, and their struggles, and sorrow
I bear the pure babes to the mansions of light.
E'er pain can distress them, or sin leave its
The bright buds unfolding in heaven shall Lloom
Ever cheered by the sunshine, unshadowed by
So mourn not, though death unrelenting should
Some flowers from the wreath of your house'
Give praise to the Mightiest in gladness tn
And trust to his mercy in all that's to come.
Front the Republican.
A LIBERAL PROPOSITION.
To all the friends of Christian Educa
tion in Missouri. A gentleman in this city
has authorized us to announce the follow
ing proposition, viz. That each of the first
two &unaay ocnoois in eacu county 01 ine
State of Missouri, reported to the under
signed, as duly organized after this date.
shall receive aid from him on the following
conditions and to the following extent, to
To a school of five teachers and twenty-
five scholars that will raise not less than $5
towards procuring a library of one hundred
volumes and other necessary books, ho will
give $0 or
t o a school of ten teachers and fifty
scholars, that will not raise less than $10,
he will give $10 towards procuring a libra-
ro ot two hundred volumes.
The propositions may be considered cood
lor one year from the date hereof.
The report must embrace the following
1. The name and location of the school.
2. The name and Post Office address of
3. The date of its organization.
4. The number of scholars and teachers
5. How and to whose care the books are
to be sent.
6. The money raised by the school must
come wiiu me application.
Any facts respecting the state of religion
and education in the neighborhood, and the
prospects of sustaining the school, would
be acceptable and ciatitvine.
the books will, in every case. be forward
ed according to direction, as soon as the a-
bove terms are complied with.
The books to be used in fillincr these or.
ders are the two Ten Dollar Libraries Dub-
isiiea oy tne American Sunday school U-
uion consisting 01 one nunoreo volumes,
! a 1 1 . .
eacu, and other publications of that socie
It is very desirable that the schools raise.
in addition to their libraries, some two or
three dollars each, to provide themselves
wan nyran books, spelling books, question
All communications relating to this bus!
ness should be addressed post paid to
A. W. COREY, Agent,
of the American S. S. Union. .
No. 80 Chesnrit St., St Louis, Mo,
ileccmber 1st., 1848.
Englith duly on Wheat and Flour. The
duties to take effect, after February 1, 1849,
ou Wheat imported into England, will be
cents per bushel; and on Flour, nine pence
per barrel of.S00poundJfqdtdfo, about
eighteen eerrtsptr bairetV1 -' .'t jr
Telegraphic: Despatches-' 1 ri :
Frost the St, Louts Uaiosr '
ARRIVAL OF THE
BR ITAN JFI Av v.A.i
"'' : Nsw Yoax, Dec. . lit.
The steamerT7ri?aiiia amveT'atlT3r-
ton this forenoon, 'from Liverpool, whence:
she sailed on Saturday: November 18..
She brings one week's later intelligence
At Berlin serious disturbances have ta
ken place. Men, women and children
were wantonly massacred. The students
of the University, who so bravely defended
the city, were shot and slaughtered in the
streets without mercy. - - - o
. The Burgher refused to orey the orders
of the King, to dissolve the National .As
sembly. The King and the Assembly were
at issue. Twenty-five thousaud troops.
with 64 field pieces were in the city Gen.
Warrango has the city under complete Con
trol, with a large military force in reserve. -AUSTRIA.
The number of lives lost in the seige'yf
Vienna is 6,000. . The imperial troops suf
fered the most. A number of military ex.
ecutions have occurred. A deputy from
Frankfort was tried and shot '
The war continued to rage in Hungary.
Windischgratz, the commander of the Atts
trians lately engaged in the seige of Vien
na, has 150,000 men under hi command..
The Hungarian army amounts to 80,000 '
men. The most horrible and revolting ex
cesses were committed' by Ferdinand of
Austria upon the people of Vienna. A
proclamation followed, calling on the Na
tional Guard. 150,000 men entered, drove
out the Assembly, and took possession.
Bruslau was tumored to be in a state of
Liverpool, Nov. 18
Flour 27s to 30s 6d per bbl. Wheat st
Mark Lane fell 2s. American Wheat 8s
4d to 8s 5d for white, and 7s 6d to 7s 9d for
red, per 70 lbs. Pork has advanced from 1
to 2s per cwt. Lard is dull. Small salts
Cheese at previous quotations. Money is
plenty, and rates of discount easy.
Mr. Clifford, the minister of the United
States in Mexico, arrived in Washington
on Friday evening. He will resume the
duties of 1-is station in the city of Mexico,
being now merely on a visit to Ins family.
Mr. Kellog, late acting consul at Mexico,
accompanies him. The Mexican Minister,
Senor de la Rosa, en suite, (seventeen :ia ,
number,) arrived at the same time. Bait. !
Awn, JVuv. 21th. 1
Mr Clay's health was said to be improv.
ing at the latest dates. " J.
At the residence of his brother. T. W. Brown,
in Cuivre Township, on the 30th of Nov., Mr. S,
r. Brown, aged 52 years.
In Louisiana, on Sundav evening, the ' lOtk
inst., by the Rev. R. P. Hoit, Mr. James A.
PicRtss, of this place, to Miss Uelbr S. Jos
das, of Jacksonville, 111.
Sf Good Cars and lots of it. '
Having sold out my interest in the con
cern r.f Carroll, Block &Co.,to E. B. Car
roll, J. N. Brysoo and Wns. C, Hardin, this
is to give notice that all the debts due the
firm of Carroll, Block & Co., are payable
to Carroll, Bryson & Co., who will continue
the business at the eld stand of Carroll,
Block & Co.
EMANUEL BLOCK, Jr.
Clarksville, Mo., Nov. 29th, 1848.
I take this method of savins to mr frkndi
that I feel under many obligations to thrm
for the patronage and encouragement I re
ceived wiuie uoing business in Ularksvilir;
and I cheerfully recommend Messrs. Car
roll, Bryson & Co., hoping the same patron-
age win ue continued to them.
I would also say that those indebted to
the firm of McConnick & Block will find
their notes and accounts in the hands of
T. J. C. Fagg, Esq., who is duly authorized
to receipt for any money due said firing I
hope those indebted will be promnt in mik
ing immediate payment, as I have waited
as long as I can afford. v?
E. BLOCK, Jiw
Nov. 29th, 1848. tf. .,
Final Settlement. 4
Notice is hereby given to all nersoitf i
concerned or interested in the estate off!
John Si'ssnn. AetiA !.. !.. . J ! t If
, v ., ."Hi ill c IlluCrVJgW1" J
will appply at the next Tebruary: term rf t
uie cuumj court oi rike county, to sure $
a uuai settlement 01 said estate,- 1
. . . T. JOHNSON. Adm'r.
Uec Uth, 1848. fn34-4w) tl
: - il
NOTICE ia hereby given to all persons is- Ifl
terested, that at the asxt February tens t
of the county court of Pike county, spall f f
ply for a final settlement of the estate of JoU !
H. Sturgeon, deceaseds
WILLIAM K. STURGEON, Ahn'r4
November 20th, 1848,