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E. C fc 8. r. MUIlRAYt Editors.
MONDAY MARCH 19th,
THE FL.6ob'OF M9.
We publish to-day a call upon (he citizens of
the County to assemble in Mais Meeting tt the
Court House in Bowling Green, on Monday, the
2d of April being the first day of the Circuit
Court to "respond to the action of our Legisla
ture upon the subject of the 'Wilmot Proviso."
This call is fresh from the people, "irrespec
live of party," and made to Missourians who be
lieve in the sovereignty of the Stale and Terri
tories to govern their own domestic institutions
and municipal laws, untrammeled by Federal
legislation. It is made in accordance with the
great principle of republicanism which recog
nized the right ol the people to assemble togeth
er to interchange and express their views upon
all measures pertaining to the public welfare.
The right and the expendiency of th application
From all parts of the Mississippi Valley we
receive 'acc ounts of the flncded state of thenr-
ers. The Ohio ha, been unusn-dly high for the
season, . damaging much valuable property, but
was receding at the last advices. The Illinois-
has, perhaps, reached her highest water mark,
and damaged more property, at present, than at
all of her other floodings together. Tern, Griggs-
ville, Florence and Peora, at last accounts werp
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part.at.y um.er ... r. ... 'g p. Murray,
irom numerous mraiumc. ' f'cury Sisson,
loss the river at a stand, ureal preparation
arc being made at New Orleans, by throwing up
embankments to prevent the further flooding of
that city. The river has broken over in many
places, and the bottom lands in Mississippi and; q w iller
Louisiana re seas of water. At St. Louis, the! James S. Turner,
river is within a few feet of the high water maikjc. F. Wul.len,
or Ml, with water inall the collars on the levee,!'- i"lliMr:
, t i , i.iHin. G. Hawkins,
and rising. Here, the ureal ''Father nl waters 1 j4Bk
spreads o jt for miles across the bottoms of Mi-jj,,,,, Tracy,
presenting to llie Ltnohier a scene oi sun- Abram liaii.
William U. urecn,
G. D. Crane,
From ihe Mj. Republican.
The friends of State rights, and the opponents
of the principle of the "Wilmct Proviso," are) . Washington, March 13
reqnested to meet at the Court Mouse in uow j T,ie comni;ttee pointed 10 inquire into
ling Gieen, "on the first day of the next Circuity eKUtlttT of Gen. Shields to the Sen-
Court, to respond to the action of our Legisla
ture in relation thereto.
ate, reported against Ins right to a seat.
rhc resolution appended to tlie report win
Several addresses niav be expected, and it is, be considered to-morrow
il. ,t t.pr. will be a irencral attendance of; Gen. Shields addressed the Senate, avow-
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the citizens of the county.
J no. G. Campbell,
II. G. hdwards,
N. P. Minor,
James A. Bobbins,
Jainf-s M. Martin,
iimity and grandeur seldom witnessed. We n w
hae a watt r connexion with Atlas and Rock-
of the principles of the Proviso by Congress to'port, several miles from the m-er. The river ym j Kiley
is within 15 inelies of the highest maik and till: jVrry A. Curry,
swelling. From above the accounts are worse.1 Joseph Richardson,
The packets passing report Lagrange, Tully and. murr-y,
the newly acquired territory, is agitating the
public mind in legislative halls and in open as
semblies, from the centre to the circumference of
the Union. It is important that the feelings and
views of the people in their majesty should be
known upon a subject now made, by the encroach
ments of the North, paramount to all other po
litical measures. It is a question of State sover
eignty end Southern rights upon the one side,
and Abolition encroachments through Federal
usurpation on the other.
Let the people of Pike then come out on the
Jay above mentioned, and speak in tones becom
ing freemen who know their rights, and know
ing, dare assert and maintain them.
Alexandria, all in a flooded condition
The Plebeian, of the 9lh. pub!ihed at Canton
in Lew is county, iu speaking of the high w ater,
of the Dcs Moines, which has since fallen, says :
One house in Ihe bottom, occupied by a Mrs.
Brown, is entirely under water. So fast did the
water come up during the night, that the family
consisting oi (lie old lady, three sons and a
daughter were prevented from making their
escape, and it is supposed they haveall perished,
as nothing has been known of them since. The
loss of stock has also been immense.
Jellies I). Tisdale,
Rob'!. D. Brewiuglon,
Benj. F. Todd,
W. D. Jackson,
( Jeorge W. Todd,
J no. Emerson,
Chamncss T. Smith,
1 fa. Rodgers,
Z. T. Eineison,
John A. Tinder,
James W. Kt in,
W. W. Main,
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iinn lu-t veillmmips to abide their decision
He asserted that in his letter to Mr. Breese,
ihe did not mean or tbieaten assassination
He said lie would look again to Illinois to
wive him a nlace in the Senate
Mr. Evans, of Maine, Payne, of North
Carolina, and Smith, of Indiana, have been
nominated commissioners to settle Mexican
The following description of the citr
known abroad only by the above name, but
by its inhabitants by the name of Terba
buena, is copied from the California Star,
a paper now discontinued because its con
ductors have found mere profitable employ-
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me in man me income oi tneir puoucaiion
afforded. It is apparently the description
of a careful observer, drawn upon the spot,
and therefore may be regarded as an origin
al authority. ,'. , ""' v
Yerba Buena, (San Francisco) the name
of our town, which means "good kerb," is
situated on the south-west side of the prin
cipal arm of San Francisco bay, about five
miles from the ocean, on a narrow neck of
land, varying from four to ten miles in
width the narrowest place being sixteen
miles southwest of the town. It is in !at.
37 45 N. This narrow strip of land is about
sixty miles in Iegth extending from the
point formed by the bay of the ocean, to the
The site of the town
HEALTH OF ST. LOUIS.
The Republican, of the 14th, reports 64 deaths
for the week ending on Monday. Twenty were
children under 5 yean of age. During the same
period 13 cases of Cholera were reported to
the Register's office by the Health officer of
this number fire died. The Register reports 9
deaths from Cholera and two from Small Pox,
for the week ending the 14th.
Richmond, on Tuesday last, with consider
able eclat. They were welcomed by the
Temperance Lecture.--We had the plea- Sneaker of the House, on the part of the
art i ! a " a ...
sure, on oaiuroay mgm lasi, oi listening io . g;satljre aiu made appropriate replies
spirueu anil .eeiiitg tur. vy . mmor, T y ade bnt a Drief stay.
before a good audience of ladies and gentlemen
and the order of "Sons," who appeared in re-
A passenger for California, about ship-
,. a,. . . ft 'ping at Boston, finding the sheriff waiting
gilia. The address was well received, and left a ' ,, , , . .f
I F S. . li.nnnll i.nllrail II hAV till
The Sultana passed this city on Monday
last, freighted chiefly at Quincy, and bound
for New Orleans, with the largest cargo it is be
lieved that has ever passed down the Upper Mis
sippL It consisted of pork, lard, beef and flour;
and, according to her manifest, weighed 1,400,
tons 1,783 lbs. To this she added at St. Louis
250 head of beef cattle, which will probably
swell ber touage to near sixteen hundred tons.
Editorial Cbakge. The last Seventy-Six,
but one, announces the expiration of the engage
ment or the Editors of that paper. We see by
the last number that it will be edited in future by
the proprietors, Win.F. Watson &. . B. Bon
ham- by thetbrmer clu'efly, we presume, in the
absence of the latter. It will continue a "Whig
but not an ultra Whig" paper.
We wish the proprietors pecuniary success,
which is some for newspaper publishers to ex
The "trade and travel" has now become
quite brisk on the river. The Packets have
come in on their regular days, and seem to
be driving a brisk business. A large num
ber of transient boats, bound for points high
un in the North, are nassiner dailv.
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The old popular steamer Ocean Wave, between licrtectli, and bit one ncanj on. j Mr. Hancock nominated Mr. Hampton
has been sold out of the trade and her place, ;L. Boone.
supplied by the Bay State. She touched! BRITISH DIPLOMACY. I On the first ballot the vote stood : Price
. I li-..- c. . i ! . . . i ,y, Lusk 4b, Boone 48.
at our wharf, on her first trip, on Saturday From the interesting editorial c.rres- d baiot p. :ce j Lusjj 4a
last, under the command of the Messrs. J pondence of the St. Louis Union, written' Boiie 48.
Able, whose name will insure her a liberal. at Havana, we clip tlie following develop-j On the third ballot, Price being with
share of public patronage. She is a hand-jments of the history of British and Spanijhjdrawn, Lusk 52, B wuie 00.
some boat, of eood size, and well suited to ninlomacv. touching European and Aineri- r' us,t w" uu, s,wveu l,uu,,c
o i 1 J ' a i
Poor Ges. Tatum.-We sec by the papers,
South and East, that the old Hero who "never
surrenders" is at last bodily and pecuniarily over
whelmed borne down and foodeil by the ele
ments, natural and political. It is hard, in his old
days, to have such sxceeping misfortunes befall
him at once, but we are constrained to believe it
Upon bis recent visit to Washington, it is said
that a tremendous avalanch of office-seekers,
from all parts of the Union, has been suddenly
procipiiaied into that city, and completely over
whelmed the old General in his quarters in the
White House. This is not allin his absence,
it is said, his premises near Baton Ronge, have
been ruthlessly entered by the great Father of
Waters, with no better pre-emption than might,
and where once were his rich cotton fields, are
now the play-grounds of cat-fith and crocodiles,
that are startled only in their gambols by an oc
casional hapless steam boat that has missed the
A proposition to move the State Capital from
Jefferson City to Boonville, was voted down in
the Legislature, on the 8th, by 51 to 2b' two-
thirds being necessary.
Our Charge at Peru, South America, Las giv
en notice to that Government that foreigners will
not be permitted to trespass upon the lands in
23 It will be seen by the telegraphic des
patches in another column, that tl-t U.S.
Senatu has decided Gen. Shields ineligible
to a seat in that bodv.
Per Telegraph for the St. Louis Reveille."
New York, March 15, 8, p. m.
I There was a disastrous fire at St. Johns, valley of San Jose
L'ew Brunswick, vesterdav momine, de--is handsome and commanding being an
slrojing one hundred hou es. (inclined plane of about a mile in extent,
) from the water's edge to the hills in the
i ,, Srear. Two points of land, one on each
"KW VVu- 'siJp "tending into the bay, forms a cres-
The Steamer Crescent City sailed t"fjCent, or small bay in the shape of a rres
aftemooon for Chagres, carrying 318 pas-,cent j front wll!cIl hem the ,ane of tfce
sengers, among whom was Mrs. 1 reeinont, ,own These points afford a fine view of
bound for California. ,(ie surrounding country the snow caped
-mountains in the distance the green val-
Washington, Mnreh 15, 8, p. sr. .leys beneath them The beautiful, smooth
In the Senate to-day, the Vice Presidenand unrufiled bay in front and on. either
withdrew from the Chair, in order to enable side, at once burst upon the eye. There
the Senate to make the usual appointment is in front of the town a small Island, rising
of a Chairman.
The consideration of the resolution re
ported from the committee on Gen. Shields'
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sident Polk This gentleman, eligibility, was then taken up. A long de
tary Walker, were received at bate eusued, in which Messrs. Douglass,
high above the surface of the bay, about
two miles long and one wide, which is cov
ered the greater part of the year with the
most exuberant herbage of untrodden fresh
ness. 7 his little island is about three miles
Font. Hale. Jefferson Davis. Underwood, from the principal anchorage. Here ves-
Berrien, Rust, Cass, Downes, Butler and.sels of all nations rest in safety and peace,
other Senators participated; after which
the committee's resolution, with Mr. Cal
houn's amendment of yesterday, providing
that "Gen. Shields was ineligible on the 4th
of March last," was adopted.
'1 he Vice President was ordered to trans
mit a copy of the resolution to the Govern
or of Illinois.
for him, had himself packed in a box, with
a label": "This side up, with care," and,!
marked as "medicine,'' was passed through!
without detection. 1
Reported for the St. Louis Union.
March 10, p. m.
j At half past two o'clock the two houses
A young lady in Cincinnati, says the Ct.in-jmet in joint session lor lite election oi pun
.i..i.. i.i.i. k o . nn..rri lie Driiitir, &c.
y Bl Mr. Jones, of C . nominated Mr. John
fellow, who attempted to kiss ner: ouiwnen p .
jhe applied his lips to hers, she caught them- Mj. jarb;n nominated Mr. James Lusk.
the trade. Success to the Bay State.
can affairs :
This election elicited more excitement
" " j It is somewhat surprising that people of and far greater interest than any election
The Republican, of the 17th, estimates the United States are kept ignorant of many 'during the whole session, not excepting the
the number of emigrants for California lhatjniatUrs of interest relating to our foreign election for President of the St. Louis
have airivcd in St. Louis in ten das iast.8ff,,irs even 8fler t,,r' are l,,,b,ic,y known; branch of the Missouri bank.
in Cuba, as well as burope. Here the nego- 1 lio lobby was loleral ly crowded with
tiations in which Spain is concerned, and, ladies and gentlemen, all anxiously waiting
rr-,. ,. . which affect seriously American atuirs, are ( the result, w hich was gleeletl when an-
The proceedings of the legislature lajkt(j ab0ut freely, and with precision, in nounced with thundering of applause from
fortwo weeks before it adjourned, are chief-j well informed rircles, whi st at Washing-! all parts of the hall. Indeed, the excite-
ly df a special or local character, affording ton they are studiously concealed. An iin-inent, uproar and confusion continued till
from 1000 to 1,500.
but little matter of general interest
accounts for the absence of our usual re
TI,js,ortanl matter occurred, not long Dt lore j the close ol the session.
the AJexican war, t which I never saw any! jn Monday, betore the hnal adiourn-
nien'ion made in a United States paper, and' meiit, it was impossible for any reporter to
and their flags are displayed by the aro
Two hundred yards from the shore, there
is twenty-four feet of water, and a short
distance above that as many fathoms. The
beach immediately in front of the now busi
n ess part of the town is shelving, but it will
no doubt in a short time be filled up and
become the most valuable part of the city.
The climate here is, in the winter, which
is the rainy season, damp and chilly. Dar
ing the balance of the year it is dry, but
chilly in consequence of the continual strong
winds from the north and north west.
There is but little variation in the atmos
phere throughout the year; the thermome
ter ranging from 55 to 70 degrees Frahren
lieit. Yerba Buena is one of the most
healthy, places on the whole coast of the
Pacific. Sickness of any kind is rarely
known among its. The salubrity of the
climate beauty of the bay the finest har
bor on the whole coast in front the rith
and beautiful country around it, all con
spire to render it one of the best commer
cial points in the world. The town is new,
having been laid off in 1839, by Capt. John
Viegcl: and notwithstanding all the tioublt s
in the country, has gradually increase in
size and importance. It now contains a
population of about 500 permanent citizens.
I wa years ago there were but about 200.
Three miles south is the Mission Dolores,
on Mission Creek, surrounded by a small
valley of rich and beaut il til land. The wa
ter from this creek can easily be brought
by means of acqueducts to any point to sup
ply vessels. For the supply of tie citizens
the best of well water is obtained in every
part of the town, by boring the distance" of
In going south from Yerba Buena, the
traveller passes over this narrow neck of
The late session of the Legislature o
State lasted 78 days, and passed 750
excliuive of memorials.
jwiiicu is ueiaiicii ai some lengtii in a nnokjicnow wnai was uone. isms weie passed lami; a most delighlul region, intcrspersea
. . pulislifd in the Spanish language, at Mad-j with ns much rapidity as the clerks could with hills, valleys and mountains the val
1 "s!rid. Pending the discussions betwee n the' despatch, aidid by the members themselves leys rich and beautiful the hills covered
acts,; United States and Mexico about the an-j who stood around the tables at the speak-with tall pines, red-wood and cedar, that
jncxalion of Texas, and the events inuuedi- er's stone, and called them out, announced have w ithstood the teinnests and whirl-
32" Mrs. Fremont sailed from New York
on the 15th inst., for California t i'a Chagres.
Col. Fremont intends, it is said, settling
near San Francisco.
Sur-RESiE Court. Under an act of the
late Legislature, semi-annual terms of the
Supreme Court are hereafter to be held in
the city of St. Louis, on the 3d Monday ofi
March and October. The March term,
therefore, coir-incnces in that city to-day.
ately succeeding, the British Minister at the bills with the passage in such confu
Madrid proposed the following arrangement: and indistinct rapidity, that not one per
scd. winds of a century, and the mountains
between Spain and England. As at prcs-'live feet from the reader could have niider
ent situated, Portugal is a dependence ofjstoodor heard them. Yet, as if bv mutu-
(jrcat Britain, and the Spanish are very al understanding that every local bill, not
anxious for a union of Portugal with theirluiarked for condemnation, was to nass.
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in try. Availing I. nr.self of the quarrel business was despatched, and even some a
ween the Spanish Queen and her hus-jnf a general and important character were;n
person rising in majestic grandeur in the clouds.
lu passing out, the valley of San Jose opens
to the view in all the loveliness of the cli
mate of Italy and beauty of the tropics.
I lie valley is about sixty miles in length
nd ten in width. The Pueblo, which
means an incorporated town, is the princi-
2rThe Hon. Theopholons Bass, late a
member of the Missouri Legislature from
Tanney county, died in Jefferson City on
the 16th inst. He was a young man of tal
band, and of lit r desire for a divorce, thejas summarily disposed of. Of the severallpal place of business for the valley, and is
British Minister proposed to interfere with reporters present, not one pretended totakelaboutfive miles from Santa Clara, the land-
a view of obtaining Irom the Pope, the de-motes, deeming it impossible to understand
The number of persons present al the inaugu
ration of Gen. Taylor, is estimated between 50
Died On Thursday last, al the residence ol
Abraham McPike. Esq near Ashlev. Iimatious
Ford, aged about 33 yean, and a resident of
Xebanon, Kentucky. 1 be deceased was landed
here by the Kate Kearney, on Thursday, in ap
parent good health, from a trip South, and pro
ceeded, to. Mr. McPike's where he was immedi
ately attacked with Cholera so nronounsed hv
his Physicians and died in a few hours.
3j" Louisville, Ky., papers please notice.
Burnt. The Steamer Convoy, known
as one of the largest boils in the lower Mis
sissippi trade, was burned, near Vicksburg,
on the 25th tilt. .She was freighted with
cotton, and insured in New Orleans. Jn
the hurry to escape the rapid progress of
the flames m the cotton, two men, a deck
hand and a German deck passenger, were
The Quintuple Host-In the list of
Senators returned for the 31st Congress ot
the U. S., we find the following names :
Clay; Cast, Calhoun, Benton and JVebster.
Can any of the legislative assemblies of the
world present five such names.
sired divorce, and the adoption of this grand
scheme. The British Government agreed
to consent to tiie divorce of the Spanish
Queen, to her marriage with the Crown
Prince of Portugal and the consequent un
ioti of the Peninsula under one crown, and
also to the surrender of Gibralter to Spain,
(an object much coveted by the latter;) on
condition that Spain would surrender to
England, Geuta, (opposite Gibralter pnd
equally advantageous for hostile purposes,)
and the island of Cuba. The English move
ment went still further; it proposed to can
cel the debt due English subjects, by way of
making-weight in the tr.-nsaction. Here was
certainly a formidable undertaking, which
looked to the accomplishment of an object
in direct opposition to the American poli
cy: the transfer of Cuba to England."
what the honorable members could only
comprehend from previous consultation a
In a day or two the journals will give
the desired information, and it is possible
that it may surprise even the honorable rep
California Gold at the Mint. The
Washington Union states that the amount
of California gold deposited at the mint of
Philadelphia for coinage, up to Wednesday
week last, was $58 522. The only coin
age of California gold is in quarter eagles,
and amounts to $6 897 50.
The Sabbath It is stated that more
than thirty railroad companies in this coun
try do not run their cars on the Sabbath,
The Virginia Legislature has passed B?n that twelve of them liavo stopped with
bill to erect a monument to Washington, on!"1 UIB I""ijear
. -1 o ti-i i w . . . i
capital .square, mcumonu. in t lie llotuo
of Delegates, it very appropriately passed
on the 22d, the anniversary of his birth
& The gold mines of Wickelow. in Ire.
land, arc about to be re-worked.
California Emigrants from Prussia
tAii agent is now in Boston, awaiting the
ing on the bay as it is termed here, the
embarcadaro." Passing on from her north
east, the traveller in a few hours ride,
reaches the Straits, which seperate the
Susisun bay, formed by the confluence of
the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers
from that of San Pablo. Here it seems
that the accumulated waters of a thousand
years had suddenly rent the opposing moun
tains assunder, and flowed with tremendous
force to the great bosom of the deep. On
the north side of the bay, from the Straits
to Sousilito, is one of the finest districts of
country in all Upper California. Next to
Yerba Buena, Sousilito is the best point on
the whole bay for a commercial town. It
is seven miles a little east of north from this
place, on the opposite side of the bay, and
has long been a watering point for vessels.
An attempt has recently been made to lay
off and build up a town at the Straits, to
supersede the two last mentioned places.
It will, no doubt, however, be an entire,
failure. San Francisco bay being the safest
and most commodious harbor on the entire
coast of the Pacific, some point on it must
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arrival of a large number of emigrants from 00 lhe Rreat mitt the W""1 wrW'
Prussia, who will nrnr4 imn.i.t.i.. jWe believe Yerba Buena is the point, com-
California. It is not their intention to dig mandin M li docg now 8,1 th trade of th
gold, but to cultivate the soil. surrounding country, and there being l-