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' b. c; fc'r.'MWmiir, editor.
We would direct the . attention of the
travelling community to the eard of the
'Steamer Edward Bates in another column
f.The . te;thongh netrly new, has been
'newly painted and put in complete order
, for" tbe business of the season, and so far as
-her speed and accommodations are con
"cerned, cannot be excelled on the river.
'Her 6f5cers are gentlemanly and spare no
a pains to please shippers and passengers.
- The attention of Landlords and Hosts is
"directed to the advertisement, in the proper
' column, of a Tavern . House to lease in this
cHji, This house ' is. eligibly situated 3n
'Xouisiana, that affords a brisk boarding
-aod travailing patronage. -.The opportuni-
j u- rare one iot persons wno desire to
engage in that business.
i ;: JJf'We are frequently asked what is the
Hews from the cholera is it increasing is
it likely to visit us and many other ques
tions too numerous to mention. For . the
satisfaction of all, we will say, subscribe
for the Banner, and we will give regularly
all the information upon that and all other
objects that we can get. Rumor, the life
of curiosity,' has the cholera on almost eve-
ly other boat that passes, and in nearly
vary town and city in the country. The
papers pablisbed upon the ground generally
-differ very widely from her stories. The
.Madam bas the advantage, however, from
the popular prejudice that the papers sup.
press intelligence of the true state of ma
lignant diseases at their locations. And
this advantage she is bound to retain, while
he people prefer exaggerated accounts, to
statements made from sworn health officers'
reports. The number-of deaths, from this
disease, that occurred in St. Louis during
the week ending Wednesday last, is some
what greater than the number for the pre
vious week, as will be seen in another col
umn.. The weather is certainly more fa
vorable to its progress, and we cannot too
forcibly enjoin upon all the propriety of
suitable external and internal preparations
toreeeive it. We know not what day it
will be announced in our midst.
-: Upon this our readers may depend, that
we will at all times give correct informa
tion, so far as we are abjej even if our own
xltyjthaVubject of the news.
" Stkam 'Boat Collusion Amaranth
iStmA.J We learn from the officers of the
Packets, that the .steamer Dr. Franklin
and Amaranth came in collision on Thurs
day morning last, at 2 o'clock, about S miles
below Clarksville, which caused the sinking
of the latter. The Dr. Franklin was on
ber dpward trip heavily freighted, and the
Amaranth was coming up light for freight
engaged above. ;
After the contact,the Amaranth commen
ced filling immediately, when she rounded
to and ran 'to a tow-head near by, and sunk
in 9 feet water her cabin was barely
above. She was owned by Capt George
Atchison and was not insured. Her pas
sengers returned on the Edward Bates to
St. Louis. The' Captain has been making
arrangements to raise her, but wo have
cot heard as to bis. success.
,: Wo are unable to learn the cause of the
colliasion, and cannot supply in our imagine
ttoa any that are reasonable, while there is
00 much water in the river. It woufd he
difficult for a boat to find a sand bar that
ha 'could not pass over freely. It looks
like a want of proper regulations or under
standing upon the part of the Pilots. The
safety of the poblie calls loudly for reforms
- tfTEAM Boat Cascalitt. On the night
of the 15th inst the Steamer Daniel Boone,
j'ttit after dark, says the, Vincennen Gazette,
nHtwftte rvoer ( Wabash, ) just above York
Ilia, and rtcn.noiltred a while in the Prai
He. - Uafortanately the water falling left
ber floundering like a hapless fish that had
delayed too, long where she is likely tore
main natil the next great rise.
c,Od Saturday And Sunday nigkt the 17th
and 18th intt., five case of cholera, oc
curred at Quincy and in the neigborhood,
which terminated fatally. '
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rThe gold mines nf Russia now produce
SOjOOO.OOO annually." '; Ten ye'ara ago. the
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It becomes our Unpleasant duty to record
the untimely end of two fellow-beings, that
occurred on I uesday evening last, unuer
the following circumstances
Mr.Dexter Wheelock, a citizen of Atlas,
Pike county, 111., had just retured from St.
Louis on board the Lucy Bertram, where
he had been to lay in the necessary articles
for an outfit for a "Mess" of California
emigrants he being one of the number
He was met here bv three others of his
townsmen with a kind of a boat in the shape
of a wagon bed, designed for tho trip, into
which they packed' the groceries, etc., con
stituting the outfit,' about $600 in value,
and embatked themselves to return to Illi
nois. At the time of their pushing off, the
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waves were rolling neaviij uuuci a jhuuci ... - .. -.. ..,
b , , . .,J- It doi t not necessarily follow, however,
wind, and it was remarked by persons thafj,,,, Uiif br-ve band of B(lveBturer bas
the boat was loaded down till, the water perished. There are many sheltered spots
was within two or three inches of raunin
Not daunted, however, they pul
ed awa for Atlas, which Is separated fromj,'v't'?$1'
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Lioutsiana only by water, in consequence!
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o,u,e.,.B.i iao, u,e r.vcr. ponrv.cu-,
ing the timber on the opposite bonk, their,
fiail bark was boine against some drift-'that
worn), and immediatelv eansized. Two nf
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ton, a youth 16 or 17 years of age, sank
mure iiiicjiui iuu ffutiii iir
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ton succeded in grasping the dritt, upon
which they climbed and remained till dis
covered by some flat-boatmen, who rescu
ed them when nearly chilled to death. All
efforts to recover the dead bodies have as
yet proven unsuccessful it is now the sixth
. . .
dav. The outfit, too much or winch was
rum. was all lost. Strange to relate, the
two that had partaken most freely of the
latter article, were saved.
We learn from the St. Louis Evening Un
ion, of Saturday last, that the vault of the
Messrs. Nisbet & Co., brokers of that city,
was broken into on Friday night, and rob
bed of a heavy amount of money suppos
ed to be between thirty and sixty thousand
Four arrests were made the next morn
ing, of persons supposed to be connected
with the robbery.
Womxn amd Gold. We were very serf-
ously and confidentially advised with by a
ft tend the other day, as to tie prospects
of a trip to California. He declared he
had strong "notions of going," but there
said, his voice growing husky, is that ex
emplary woman Milly, and the baby'; be
sides, he thought, all is not "gold that glit
ters." ' Of course we acquiesced.
Mormons. -Advices have been received
of the sailing of five vessels, the Zetland;
Ashland, Buena Vista, Henry Ware and
Hartley, from England, fur the United
States, chartered by tbe Mormons. They
win lanu at new uneans, and bring over
?tll l.T r. . .
1290 passengers. The Hartley and Buena
Vista contain emigrants from Wales exclu
(For the Banner.)
In reply to a communication which appeared
in (be last Banner, I would say that I feel thank
ful for the compliment therein bestowed upon
me, and if the citizens of Louiiana desire to
honor me with the office of Mayor, I shall feel
it my duty to accept of it, and will endeavor to
discharge at well as I can the duties of that office.
1IYMAN E. BLOCK.
Looks Squally. Mr. Ewing, the Secre
tary of the Home Department, has called
upon the Land Office, and we presume the
other bereaus within his department, for a
iitt oi me ciera-s employed stating at what
time they came into oince, and whom thev
Is he honest? is he faithful? 'out of order
ike whig measures in the Philadelphia Con
vention. What is bis name? when was he
employed? and whom did he succeed? Quote
Mr. Ewingof the'no-party" President';
cabinet,asthepre-requisites to a decision of
merit. "Looks squally" indeed for the
"restoration of the primitive purity of the
MoBTALITr AT IeFFCHSOM BABSACKt.
From Tuesday the 13th to Monday the 19th
instant, twenty-seven deaths have occurred
among the troops now stationed at Jefferson
Bsrracks. Our informant states that the fa
tal disease in all its symptoms was that of
cholera. Republican, 31st. '
Trial by jury hasjdst been introduced at
St. Lucia British West Indies. ' rom some,"""""" " mu" ,,cw "" " cnun
of the specimens of trial by jury we have,
iseen in mis community, we are in uouoi
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that thl. .palladium of'our liberties' is sail
-loai it is cracked up to oe.i; v ,..-. . .
Ittf knd important f com-lhe Plains.
We learn from the officers of the steam
er Algdma, in this morningfrom St. Joseph,
that traders hare recehtly arrived at Inde-
pemtence, from Santa e,- bringing most
melwcMy accounts from , Col. Fremont's
esffluinT. It teems that the cold was so
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excessive in the mountains as to cause the
death of all their cattle in one night. They
were then some three hundred miles dis
tant from Taos, to which place Col. Fre
mont toroceed. accompanied by'only three
others. On Ins arrival there, major uean
ordered out a detachment to go in search
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of ,th company ; with these Col. F. return
ed to he place where he bad leu ins com
rades ; but nothing was to be seen but i
vast snowy waste. It is supposed that they
all perched, and were buried beneath , the
snow, i iie above is nreuv eeocianv ac
'.Tortitoil In oiwt ahntit Indpnendence.
m the mountain fastnesses to wlncli the
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We snail anxiously awaii mrin-
Fkom MEXC0.By last accounts from
Mexico, which arrived at Mobile.it appears
the war of castes, which had been so
fatal at Yucatan, has broken out in the
'southern nart of the State of Mexico. Gen
. lAlvereze was collectinc troops to put down
to;., . .. . h ' , ' . ,u,
l, in-nrrotiAn. and ovnpcttl lo OB a Die
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to do so effectually
The American deserters who were in-
corpoiated with the police force of the capi
tal, cive infinite trouble to their officers by
their lawless conduct, instead of aiding to
preserve order, it requires all the vigilance
of the authorities to keep the soldiers
A paper of Duraneo reiterates its com
plaints that a numerous armed force of
'North 'Americans and smuelers' had en
tered the State by way of Fresidio del
Norte, and were in league with the Indians
to make a permanent lodgment there, uov
Trias had crone to Durano for troops to
drive out the Indians, and we suppose the
North Americans with them.
The Monitor Republican of the 2 1 it in
vokes the attention of the Government to
the propriety of diverting the travel from
the United States to California, as far as
possible, to theTehuantepec route in place
of that of Panama. It advises that the
Government should close with the offers of
Manning & Mackintosh to open the com
BoMBABDMKNTS BY MsAKS OF BaLL005S.
The Pretse of Vienna has the following:
'Venice it to be bombarded by balloons, as
the Iacunes prevent the approach of artil
lery. Five balloons, each twenty-three feet
in diameter, are in constrnclion at Treviso.
"In a favorable wind the balloons will be
launched and directed as near to Venice as
possible, and on their being brought to a
veriticle position over the town, the fire
will be communicated by electro mag
urtism. Each of the five bombs affixed to
the balloon is in communication by means
of a long isolated copper wire with a large
galvanic battery placed on the shore. The
fusee is ignited by conecting the wire. The
bomb falls perpendicularly, and explodes
on reaching the ground. By this means
twenty-five bombs a day may be thrown,
supposing the wind to be favorable.
We had an idea that the great national
debt of Great Britain wss owned by the
aristocracy. , It did not appear so when the
last half-yearly dividends were paid. There
were 284,107 recipients who did not re
ceive more than 200 each, 96,115 not ex
ceeding five pounds, 44,939 under five
pounds, 1,222 not exceeding 2,000, and
171 exceed 2,000 per annum. The divi
dends are of much smaller amounts than is
generally believed. Jersey City Courant.
Under the operation of the federal tar
iff of 1842, during its last year, the amount
of breadstuff's exported from tin's country,
was 417,il7U,I3o,and the ain't of beef and
pork $5,047,030. During the past year, un
der the Democratic tariff of 1846, the a
mount of breadstuff's exported, has been
$ 37,724,542, and the amount of beef and
pork 1 10,908,6 13 just double the amount
to the exports under the tariff of '42.
riiis will show whether the interests of our
farmers are not belter subserved under
Within1 four years from Jan. 1. 1849. the
charter of nineteen banks in the state of
New York will expire, having in theasere-
gate about $9,760,000 capita), and within
two years thereafter, the charter of sixteen
more expire, muling $5,700,000 capital: in
all $15,400,1 00. The question is becoming
a very serious one to me banks and commu
nity, whether they shall close up their bnsi
nessor organize under the general banking
23" The coinage nf Mexico this year will
amount to $30,000,000, and next year they
"Peftt to in 400.. owing to the
.It js.easy.to take a man's part, but the
-Frdt&thT Saint IxaiirUnion:
;; i 2H&;'MiVh 22 r. m.
a i.nm.'ntnii. tornado.: hassed through
Bardstowo, Wielby ville, and Taylorsville, in
this State, destroying n immense "qa""-
r nrAmrtr. iLhe loss oi numan me
supposed to be great; particulars
Washington, March 22 p. m.
TIi. nomination of ex-Gov. Pennington
Governor of the territoiy of Minesota, ha8
been confirmed by the senate. ,
All other nominations betora tne aenaie
have been confirmed. : t '
The discussion on the protocol was , re
Mr. Foote, iu Ins remarks, was very
pvere on Mr. Benton. J he subiect was
finally laid on the table. 1 '
The Senate will adjourn sine di on to
morrow.. 1 -
Pittsburgh, March 22 8 r. m. .
. There is seventeen feet water in! the
channel, and river rising fast. So sudden
has been the rise that a number of goods
were swept from the landing. ,
' Philadelphia, March 22 p. m.
A man by the name of Jacob ' Shnester,
has been arrested on suspicion of being
concerned in the robbery at the Patent Of
fice in November last, by which, it will be
remembered, several valuable government
jewels were s olen.
Philadelphia, March 22 - 8 p. .
Sales of flour at $4 lo a 4 81 1-4; rye
flour at $3 12 l-2c. and corn meal at
f 2 62 l-2c.' Sales prime red wheat at $1
a SI 03: rve at 66c: prime yellow corn at
54c; and oats at 30c per bushel.
Gbamd Balloon Asce.isiow. Mon. Vic
tor Verdrlle made an ascension from the
corner of St. Charles and Poydras streets
New Orleans, on the 11th inst. He arose
from the ground in fine style, suspended
from his balloon by bis feet, and while go
ing up he performed many gymnastic feats,
to the great amusementol the crowd, llie
darine terial vovacer, however, did not
long enjoy Ins triumph, as a collapse task
place when he was over the third-Munici
pality, at a height or about l,wu teet, and
he came down with a rush. .very one
who saw him when his rapid descent com
menced, supposed as a matter of course,
that he would be dashed to pieces, and his
escape from death was almost miraculous.
He landed in the .third Municipality, and
strange to say, received no serious iniury
If the ascension was grand, the descent
might be termed, we suppose, aujul grand
Fa kk Trade. The Canadian Parliament
on the 3d ult., adopted a free trade resolu
tion, which declares it expedient to provide
for the free admission of grain and bread
stuffs of all kinds; vegetables, fruits, seeds,
animals, hides, wool, butter, cheese, tallow,
horns, salted and fresh meats, ores of all
kinds of metals, ashes, timber, staves, wood
and lumber of all kinds, of the growth of
the United States of America, into Canada,
whenever similar articles, the production
or Canada, shall be admitted without duty
into the said United States.
Dangerous Mittake Week before last,
while the Rev. Mr. Caples of this city, was
in Glasgow, Mo , he took some morphine
prescribed by his physician; and it not re
lieving him of pain in a reasonable time, a
tablespoon full of Paregoric Elixir was
prescribed. He went to sleep on Wed
nesday evening, and remained in a somno
lent state, till Saturday morning, not ex
citing any alarm on the part of his friends,
who supposed the united influence of the
opiates the cause but not needing inter
ference. On rousing up however, and remarking
what a strong dose it was not being ust-d
to the tast of paregoric, the phial was ex
amined and found to be Laudanum! Will
the doctors believe that a man of ordinary
constitution can take a dose of morphine,
and 240 or 250 drops of laudanum; and re
tain it and live without their aid? It is
nevertheless a fact if not a miracle.
The phial vim labeled paregoric: and on
taking it to the Drug Store, where it was
procured, a number of others were found of
the same kind, having been sent on from the
east, with those mischievous labels. ;
Brunsicicker. ' 1
Interesting statistical. facts connected
with emigration, appear in the report of the
commissioners for the port of New York.
The total number of emigrants landed there
in 1848, was 180,176, viz: 98,161 Irish. 61.-
Vli Uermans, and 39,142 from other conn
tries. These passengers were brouerht hith
er in 1,041 vessels 531 American vessels.
341 British do., 125 German do., and 44 of
various other nations. Of the whole num
ber of passengers, no less than 27,301 have
become a charge to tne commissioners!
The superiority as regards comfort and ac
vummoaaiion oi me American snips, is
shown by the fact that while the ratio of
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siclc m British vessels was 30 in the 1,000
and in German vessels 90 in the 1,000, in
American vessel it was less than 9 1-2 in
At the .very last accounts there was cold
v vv luiiuu iu vaiiivfiilia.
From tfag-flciUJa QhimoSfr
eb. Mr. Benton of, a select committee, to
whom the applicaf ion oTPror. Page was re-
ferred tor pecuniarj aiu u..wvj
periraents oh tha rniotrvV'powlir' aafelaped
by elftctro-magnejHi,. on ttbuiickjj, im
ported in favor of r grant of $20,000 tothe
r: The power'' exhibited' (among ' tbtK
ways) in thesaspensionof a mssf irostol
50 pounds, without visible support, and, ilk
the capaqtj of the,gretdee3ro,-DagBt
to sustain all theweiht that co.ujd:bo
orwded"po it ooaaieingrBasera "of
iron and several periops believed capable
of sustaining a weight of 10,000 pounos.
Its application Waa exhibited in tlie propul
sion of miniature engines, and in driving an
engine of considerable power, .by jebicb
boards are planed whbeaae .and snootli
ness. That tbe powei is great; and1 can be ap
plied to the usual purposes of navigation
and locomotionf the committee see poirea
son lo doubt. The inquiry avhich; rests
upon their mind is as to the cost of. this
power. Dr. Page informs the committee
that he has succeeded m largely reaucing
the cost, and expects to be able to prwg n
within tho limits of an economical power,
especially when this saving of life, as Wf H"a
money, shall be compreuenoea unuer m
idea of economv safety being one of the
great objects of his inveation. . ' .
During the 34 past year, 233 steamboats
have exploded, causing the death of 2,563,.
persons, and wounding 2,099; the pecuniary
loss has been !Zfto$&5. ,
Cario is reported inundated by the flood.
But few bouses are out .of the water The
Ohio and Mississippi are both higher at that
point than tbey were ever known before..
21" The National Assembly of Germauy
has abolished capital punishmeitt,(exceptly
martial law, and in case of mutiny at sea,)
the use of the pillory, and corporal chastise
ment. . .
O" The Buloid (Wisconsin) Patriot in
sists that the American revolution is the
greatest on record. It strikes us that tin
revolution affected by Mother Eve some
6,000 or 7,000 years ago ( be the same moio
or less) takes precedence in importance as
well as antinuitv of all others. Her fond-
,'ness for apples haj kept all humanity in a
sweat ever since.
f"It is said that we are indebted to the
late cold weather for the banishment of
cholera from among us. How came it,ther,
that its effects were so severely felt in
From the Albany Journal, the leading
Taylor and Fillmore paper of New York : ,
"There is trouble ahead in the Canadas."
The 'rebels,' or those who would rather be
called 'rebels' than royalists, are on tbe in
crease; and unless the 'mother country
does something to avert the storm that's
brewing, the American Union will very soon
cross the St. Lawrence." .
Kendall, of the Picayune,1 in speaking of
the dancers of Paris of Cerito and her hus
band, who he says would prove highly at
tractive in this country- says: "Fanny EUs
ler must still bear off the palm. Some of
them may jump higher, others may whirl
faster, but no one can approach her in
classic style or elaborate finish."
Tbey are trying to introduee.Shakspeare in
Calcutta. A Hindoo, a short time since, at
tempted to pay Othello in that city, but
James G. Barry is the Democratic can
didate for Mayor in St. Louis.
Electing Postmastebs. The Whigs of
Burlington, N. J, have decided by ballot, to
recommend James Watts, Esq., to the Post
master General, for postmasterof that etty.
The whigsof Mount Holly meet on the TUi
inst., to ballot for a postmaster of that town.
Health of the City During the week
ending Monday last, there were ninety-four
deathain tho city of St. Louis, twenty-four
of which were children of the age of five
y eara and under. Of this number twenty
six are reported as having died of cholera.
In addition to the number of deaths froai
cholera reported, the Register statei that
ten cases hare been reported at his osSce
in the same period, in wWch the patients
have recovered or are in a convalescent
state. Rep. 21 inst.
. . DIED,-
In Louisiana, on the 21st lint., of fmut-
Uon, Michau MoGviaaaged about 65 years.
The deceased was a native of Ireland, out
for many years a respeoted elttxen of this
place. .-: r
In Louisiana, on tk Slat :--
of Columbus and VSni .. ..!.
bouUwn months. a ,.
Justice H. W. P i w. ua
Uw Day in Louisiana, on Satury, Ihft
7 lay of April next. , - . ' ' V