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lives; aafl no deubt many are lost who will nev.
er be enquired after, or thonghtof strangers, or
whom there were Many oa the ioat and in our
city. . - . 4
The extent of the conflagration, from its begin-'
njng to its termination, takes In almost the whole
f wo blocks, which would be about one mile in
length, by two in width. . The streets of our city,
wimuginaiiy very narrow,, are literally
p wuii lauen wans i nouses and de
stroyed property of various kinds. We did not
ee either New York or Pittsburgh after the
great conflagrations there, hut We are informed
that our city represents an aspect of greater des
olation than either of those places. In regard to
the loss, comparatively, we know not from any
data in our possession which is the greatest.!
vur recollection however, is, that in neither XSew
York, nor Pittsburgh, did the 4oss exceed five
millioni'of dollars. If this be true. St. Louis
has suffered more than either of those -cities lyj
List of Steamboats Burned.
The following is believed to be an accurate
list of the Steamboats destroyed in the great con
flagration of last night The confusion nnd cha
os which reign throughout Uie city, to-day, make
it a tfiffictilt matter to procure information: but
the following estimate has been collected with
great care from reliable sources, and is believed
to be pretty nearly accurate: j
Tagliona, Coles master, value $20,000, insur
ed at Pittsburgh. I
Boreas No. 3, Banard master, Mo. river, val
ue $13,000, insured 11,500.
' Alice, Kennett master, Mo. river, value $18,
nnn S.M.U....I tio nnn !
; Am. Eagle, Cossens master, Upper Misis.ip-J fartcr, aid
pi, value $U,UUU, insured ifii.uuu. i
' Sarah, Young master. New Orleans, value
$30,000, insured $20,000, value of cargo $40,
000. Montauk, Moorhousc master, Upper Missis-'
sippi, value $16,000, value of cargo $20,000.
Kit Carson, Goddin master, Mo. river, value
$1 5,000, Value of cargo $3,000.
Timouf, Miller master, Mo. river, value $23,-
rwvi - - ) J.tu nrs i r a.tz nnn
Acade, Russell, Illinois river," value $4,000 d'B.tt? "f1 ""tion presented
i,., i nnn vai.,.fMR.nnn the agitation of the 'Wilmot Proviso!'
. - . fcw ( ' 1
Mameluke, Sinithers master. New Orleans,
value 30.000. insured $20,000.
Prairie State, Baldwin master, Ills, river, val-1 fere with slavery in the States!
ue $2t,000, insured $20,000,
W bite cloud. Adams master, Xvew Orleans, to New Mexico and California, is ol no
value $3,000. . I practical importance, because slavery will
Edward BatesKandolph master, i pper Jln-never ex;st there! Let it not be said, that
: i j.oa nnn : I .r l r: .rm I . ...
uc ,wv,, i.iuku g.io,wu. Congress has exercised the same power
t . . .. C 1 -
ties and growing dancers: and the north to
extricate itself from the dilemma in which it
was about to be placed, compromised tho
question of opposition to southern St slave
holding voles. In the abortive attempt
made a few years since to remodel and re
construct our Constitution, so well satisfied
were the people, with this institution, that
the provisions of the Contention on this sub
ject were substantially re-adopted; and the
only proposition which looked to any inno
vation whatever, upon the present relation
of master and slave, under the Convention,
failed to receive the countenance of t
single vote. It mav therefore be safely af
firmed that the people of Missouri are, nut
only not dissatisfied with the institution ' of
slavery, but that they are more than pleased
In tbig state of public opinion, while out
people have hitherto manifested no incli
nation to change the relation of the slave,
ana have exhibited on all suitable occasions
a determination to retain the institution
as it 19, it can scarcely be realized that their
are those in our midstcomparatively an in
considerable number, I would fain hope
who are willing tamely to submit to a for
eign interference, to unite with the North
in producing that result which we have on
all occasions, and at all times, refrained
from attempting; and to aid in effecting in
directly and circuitoQsly, and against our
consent, that which few if any among us
have the boldness even to propose. I go
hesitato not to affirm, that
those in the slaveholding States, who are
endorsing the Wilmot Proviso who are
willing that Congress shall exclude slavery
trnm that territory acquired by the late trea
ty, are not only giving countenance to
Emancipation, but in truth are doing rooie
to effect Abolition, and its concomitant
Amalgamation, than ten times their number
in the non-slaveholding states. It is m vain
citation of the 'Wilmot Proviso V It
is idle to say that the advocates of the Pro
viso, disclaim any design or desire to inter
fere with slaverv in the States ! Let me
not be told that the Proviso, as applicable
Eudora, Ealers master, New Orleans,
$16,000, insured $10,500,
just pretensions, and the slaveholding States
be lelt to manage their own afiairt in their
own way. . - 7 . - :
rer Telegraph for the St. laws' Union.
' ' ' ' Washifgtow, May 17. '
Private information in the possession of
the Department of State, says that prelim
inary arrangements are In progress for the
formation of a government in California,
and that such government will be establish
ed before the meeting of the next Congress.
liAtiKEB OrricE, May 21, 184H. '
Wheat, - - 60 to hoc per bushel.
Corn, - - - 30 ct per do
Oats, - 25 ct per do.
Bacon, Hams ... 8 to 4 1 4 perewt.
Shoulders - . 2 a 2 1-2
Sides, - - - 3 a 41-4
Hemp,' -' '- ' '5a5,25 perewt.
Tobacco, - - - 3 a 5 do ilo
Lard - - 5 1-2 a be per lb.
Butter, - - - StoIWc do
Flaxseed, - 75e per bushel.
Beef, on Toot, - - 2 to 2 l-2prrcwt
Dried Apples, - - 80 to 85c per bushel.
Eggs, - - 5c per dozen.
Sturar, - b 1-4 to ic per in.
Coffee, - - - 7 a 9c per lb.
Molasses, - - 35 a JiUc pergai.
Cotton Yarn - - !0cts, per hunch.
Salt.Kcnliawa, - 45c perhilslicl.
G. A. - V per saeK.
Bar Iron, - - 4 1-2 a 5 per lb.
Casting - - 5 per lb
Nails, - - - " oer IU
.Sr. LOUIS MARKET.
Saturday, Mav 19th, 1849.
3 85to4 20per bbl.
60 to 73 per bushel
32 do do
32 a 35 dn do
80c $1 00 per cwt.
$8,50 per bbl.
4 a 6cts per lb.
$1 per bbl.
$122 pes ton.
3 to 7 '
Hemp, dew rotted,
NEW ARRIVAL. OF
SPRING & SlfflMER (LOTIIIN B,
DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, &C,
is. . 0
ruHE .ii Wrilior lisa iiist returned iron Dii
' I Louis with a larce &well selected slock of
READY-MADE CLfJTaiJVU, compriMng bii
articles of gentlemen's ware, calculated to suit
the gravest farmer and gayest youth. He deem
it Unnecessary to enumerate the articles. Call
for what you want, and he will be sure to have
He has also a good supply oi
Dry Goods, Groceries, Queensware,
to which he solicits the custom of his friends
Uml lnalpr frenernllv.
p --..v- . , .. , , ,.
gS" Butler and Lgg always receivenai marit-
et prices. JUS. KitnAiiuoun.
Louisiana, April aoth, low. -
rrHE undersigned would respectfully Inform
I the public ihat ROOT'S PATENT
ECLlPaE STOVE can always be found at No.
If) Main Street. St. Louis. . . .
" This Stove bus become the IDocl popular stove
in use. irom me Dencci Kinipiivuv-.a-
strtiction. and the certainty with which it per
forms all its cooking operations consuming, as
it does, leas than halt a cord ol wood per montn
and Lakintr with as much certainty and uniformi
ty a a Dakrr's Oven. This, together with the
fact that there is no division of the flues, thereby
securing aslrong draught, makes it the most eco-
nnn.iral ami convenient Cuokinir Stove now in
AUo on hand ROOT'S CELEBRATED PRE
MIUM COOKING STOVES, together with
everv varietv of Cookinir and Parlor Stoves,
Tin-ware. Kitchen. Hardware, fcc.&c, all f
which will be sold at very low prices, either at
wholesale or retail.
73-Countrv Merchants would do well to call
and examine our stock, as we are satisfied with
small profits. A. & L. NEWBERRY.
St. Louis, Mo., May 7th, '4t;. cm.
.heretofore, and therefore, can do it again!
St. Prt. Wan! master. Unner Missiscinni. ""Su,ae c " ""J'
value $12,000, insured $9,000! " , w but another name fur abolition, not volun
XiaA Win llorrrnr mnslor Tnrtnr UTitfcitKitim tarv but involutarv abolition. It is the be
vilue $6,000, value of cargo $5,000. gnmg and the end the Alpha and the
A Hamilton. Hoouer master. Mo. river, val- Ometra of abolition. He that is conversant
ve$15,000,insured $10,000. with the abolition excitement at the North
Martha. Finch master. Mo. river, value $9,- its present condition the obiect at which
00O,ins'jred $9 000, value of cargo $35 000.. I abolitionists aim the means used to effect
Uiza Steward, McKee master, Mo. river, their ends and can not see that they
value $10 OOU, insured Jiuuw. ie Mlms use of this question, as an en
Mandan, Beer mailer, Mo. nver. value i,uw . tn holder schemes, and that
insured $10 00T lit is but the forerunner of their darling and
4 sua ?.l"he.'h.;: linvs
Frolic, Ringling master, tow boat, value $1,- our Saviour "seeing perceived not, and
500. j hearing did not understand." It has been
Estimated value of Steamboat stock--tff3I8.000.buta few years since, that the abolitionists
do do cargoes 151,000 were looked upon, and spoken of as a con
do do produce destroyed on Jtemptible faction of deluded and visionary
landing 50'000; fanatics, now their name is Legion, and
,-18 qoo'so strong have they become that each of the
The Sarah was insured in Cincinnati for $20
Eatrle for 3O00 in PitU-
burch; the Mameluke $8000 in Louisville; and
he others, we believe, were all insured by offi
ces and agencies in this city.
For the Banner.
Messrs. Editors :
'-Mam than "a ouarterof a century" ago
the people of Missouri, by their delegates
assembled, adopted a consti
tution, by which the institution of domestic
slavery was destinctly recognised, as a part
of the social and civil organization of the
State. By that instrument the rights of the
master, not more than those of the slave,
were guaranteed and protected and the
i.;.1ativn department was vested with
ample power to pass laws in conformity
with the will of the people thus expressed.
e..t,nnent legislation has been directed
i.U muI. and our statute book will be
found rn contain manv & various provisions
on this subject. - The people lave shown no
disposition to make a change in the mstitu-
... a .m MMAanaiitltf
lion either oy immeuiiiv l" v"i"-
-m- itian of slaverv or no slavery,
had been discussed and finally acted upon
in the formation of the Constitution. It was
one of the most prominent and exciting is
sues presented for the decision of the people,
in the election of members to the Conven
tion of 1820. It was made the more prominent
A: exciting from the attempted interference
. -r .u. vr:al I-Pffislature. and the whole
popular mind became alive with thought
;and action. The subject was investigated,
dismissed and canvassed, and was decided
- r..n t,nA1l(ra of the benefits of free
' -WIUI lull .w & - - - , ... . 1
labor and the evils of slave labor; of the ad
; . i;,arl vantages attending the
i"institutidn of domestic servitude, as it then
exited in the slaveholding states, and he
Sry of Missouri. Notwithstanding the
v rnn. to interfere, and the
..ZJZaZZZm the State front ad
r"7tl7e Union, with a constitution
- iri slavery, tbe people determin
a'ffSSSJSl.t of relfVvernment,
r&t which lay. at the foundation of ope
,i m ' .. . an A national, and a-
fMJfT? . i.:,,;n ve now have. . On;
two great political parties in several of the
northern States, are vieingwim ecn omrr
in courting their favor, and seeking their
support. Ten years ago, and much the
larger part of these parties, invariably voted
with the south on all questions conueticu
tt-Ith slaverv. Now. the strenctn oi me
fiiends of the richts of the slaveholding
.... v t it
States in both houses is comparatively sinm.
In truth, a large portion of the whig and
democratic parties in the North, are in pro
cess of beine merired into the abolition par-
. . .. " " . . ... i i
tv. Giddincrs once stooa solitary anu muiie
;n f 1 House of Renresentatires; now he is
supported by near a dozen abolitionists and
. . .. . n t : u !.
AmnKrationists. now lone u;o "
the arch traitor, Martin Van Buren, on being
. ...... n - 1 . " 1
inducted into the rresiuennai cumr,
ed himself to veto any bill, having lor us
object the abolition of slavery in the Dis net
nf Columbia? and now mark the change.
I use these facts f and hundreds of others
might be adduced,) to show that there ex
:.. ilrnup current of oublic feeling in the
North, that is prostrating every thing before
it. It has become a political question there.
Politicians, feed and inflame the excitement,
and all men are more or less infected with
it. It has seized upon the religion of the
north, and fanaticism ana nypoensy use .
n nlnalr their nwn crimes Bud vices. And
ll ft JW W J BBr w
what have not religious fanaticism, ana
thirst for political power done to accom
plish their ends, and what will they not do
again? But while these remarks are par
:.,i,.l .nnliV,le to the six New England
- 1 1 . . . I . 1. ... .(ill
ctof.e NpwYnrk ana jmo, mwom.i
even m mese oiaies, nuu
number, especially in Pennsylvania, In
diana, New Jersey, and Illinois, and other
northern States, ol moaeraxe, rw-uu.u...
and influential men. who love the Union as
it is. and who will stand by us, in resisting
any encroachments upon our rights, and in
maintaining the compromises of the Consti
tution. And if we are but just to ourselves
;f nresent an undivided, unbroiten
- - r. . r ..J .,n.
r,nt. tn those miscuiuea lauauvs, auu
scrupulous politicans, we shall not only
fetaiaUha. assistance .of. these friends,
but public opinion will react, and take a
new directionand thousands of others well
disposed to the stability ana nBrm-men
the Union, will see the das l 5t9 un,
THE subscriber twgs leave to inform the citi
zens of Pike and the surroilmline counties
that he has junt opened in the lovtr room of
IJranrr'a h'ntr. WlllcT smn. JAUlhSlima. nnc ui
the LARGEST AND MOST CUMablL
STAPLE & nXll
EVER OFFERED IN THIS MARKET.
Mv selections ore of the I'dcxt si'" ncl cf the
miMt annrnved fabrics of Enelish. French, and
Domestic Goods : and have been purchased in
the Eastern Markets at such rale as will, I be
lieve, enable me to give satisfaction to the closest
All ncrsous purchasing cood in this market,
are most respectfully invited to call and examine
. . . . i i i
my stock before purcnating eineKnere, anu no
pains shall be snared to please them, 1oth in price
and quality of jrood.
The subscriber having devoted his entire at
tention to the retailing or vending of Dry Good
for the last twelve years, feels confident he can
give satisfaction, and hopes to merit a portion of
public patronage. .....--..ov
P. S Ma st articles of merchantable produce
will be taken in exchange for goods
Mav 14th. 1849. tr.
T ANTED At the store house of Lewis
ll Robertson, Water st. Louisiana, any
nm., litv nf f :inall(r. ill fVcliallPB I'oT CriMj at
cUh prices. May 19th, 1840.
W. KfiNNEDt CO.,
ARE now in receipt of a well selected stock
of wji tchfA je welr y.: cutlz-
R Y. PERFUMER Yt cdJVFECTlpjfJlRlES
&C to which they invite the attention nf . lfte
Ladies and Gentlemen of this City .and vkujury.
Conisting, in part, oftlie following arcles. Via I
Full jeweled Gold and Silver ancnor ever
"'Watches, .... i--:?
Horizontal and quartier ditto, ' ' "
ladies' fine aet and mohrrdng Breasi-Pics,
Bracelets and Clasps, miniature Lockets, '
Fine set, engraved, facet, oonetian and phi
Plain and set Ear Rings, "
Hair Pins, Guards, Slide and silver Thimbles,
Shell & silver Combs, & gold Pencils, ; ,
Gents fine set Breast Pina, : . -; i . , ;
Plain gold & set Studs, ' . ."
Fine gold Pens it holders, '. .
Heavy silver Pencil & leads,
Roger's Razors & Congress Knives,' ?
Wastenholra's extra do. tm. , v '
Watch ehaitn and gold & silver lwya'jj''-
Violin string -and Mosfeal Boxes, -
Specfkle. assorted, and eaY . '!. ";
Razor strop and shaving compound, "
Fancy Cologn, Rose & bear QiL
Ox marrow, Pomade & rtacasser oil,, , , )
Plates, Novels & Indellible Ink, :: :
Candies; assorted, and fine Cigars, ,
Nuts, Rasins, Fruit, 8us..
TP- There is also a SODA FOUNT in con
nection with the establishment that will be found
in order during the warm season. - ; "
Ueorgia sirett, LAmruna, jua.
April 9th, 1849-tf. - . -I ' i:
W. DUDLEY has opened at Louisiana,
(in the room lately occupied by C. Jack-
sou & Bro a General assortment or
FJXCY JIXD STAPLE
GROCERIES, HARDWARE, QUEENS
WARE, & CUTLERY.
Intending to make a permanent location at
Louisiana, I am let-rmined to sell my goods, of
pvprv descrintion. at a verv small advance on
their cost, for Cash or the Produce of the sur
rounding country, and most respectfully solicit
all persons (particularly the ladies) to call and
examine me quality anu prices ui my u
lore making their purchases, as I shall at all timcf
and fanaticism and hypocrisy use iliudte pleasure in showing them. B. v . D.
May 14th, 184H. U.
w. n. wood. a. a.vioi.cTT.
WOOD & VIOLETT,
WHOLESALE ACEHTS A!ID PEAI.EltS l!f
PITTSi UliGH MJATUFJCTURES,
No. SO North Main Street,
ST. LOUIS. MO. .
IOLE ACCNTS FOR
COLEMAN, HALMAN & CO'S Coach and
Eliptic Springs, Iron, Nail, Wrought Nut,
Rivets. Spikes, Bolts, &c.
Lirinptton, Roggen & C'o' Platform and Coun
ter Scales, Patient Kaughphy and l'ainl Mills.
' Knub Locks, Latches, Malleable Castings, &c.
Lippencott St, Co's (warranted) Axes, Hatchets,
Shovels, Spades, Picks, Mattocks, Mill, Cir
cular and X Cut Saws, Sic.
F. & W. M. Fnrbt's (superior) Carding Ma
chines, Machine Cards, Comb Cleaners, &c.
PaHrrton's founcrior) Letter Conyintr Presses.
Marxhnll It Tiro' (celebrated Solid Box Vice,
Mill. Timber and Press Sscrew. Sc. Sic.
liurkr H Bail' (superior warranted fire, thief
and dump proof) Salamander Safes. '
Andrew Fulton's (celebrated) Church, Steam
boat and Tavern liells.
JTs" Dealers are respectfully invited to exam
ine their stock, which will be sold low for cash,
or approved paper.
St. Louis May 1st, ly.
O. JACKSON & BRO.,
Ii P(l leave to announce to the citizens of
1 1 Prairieville and vicinity, that they have
opened amongst them a grneral vnnrfy of titer-
,hmi. united to their wants, to which thev so
licit their attention anu custom. ineir ocn
lias been selected with care, to which they will
continue to make such addition a will insure
at all limes a complete variety of
Dry Goods, Groceries,
ware, Hats, Caps,
All of which they will aell a low a can be af
forded in the country.
TIipv will at all limes lake in exchange lor
coods, merchantable produce of the country, a
lilieral price. O" Call and see lor yourseii.
Prairieville, Mo., April 30th, 1849. tf.
FOUL K S . . HOTEL.
: : Louisiana, Mo .
THIS well known. House i still opca
for the accommodation ef: the traveling
community. The proprietor, grateiui lor uie
liberal patronage he ha o long received, hopes
by constant attention to the want of hi cuto
mers, to merit a continuance of the same. He
promise that hi table shall at all time be sup
plied with the best that the country can afford
and that particular attention hall be gives to his
His prices are as follows:
Board by the day, - ' - ...
do for man and horse, - .
single meals, - -
for man and horse,
two roeab - , . -by
the week . S
fof horse . -
for horse per day
Persons wishinc to eo to any point in the
county, can be accommodated with a back,
on reasonable terms. ?
For the benefit of stranger he will say that
Foulk' Hotel is situated on Third Street, one
door south of Baird' hotel and immediately bp-
posite the Academy. JOHN OU1.K& r.
Louisiana Livery Stable.
WILLIAM S. M00HE.
Premiums, Pnrlar Heating Slotex,
or all Kino,
JEWETT'S IMPROVED CARY TLOUGH,
Tin, Shcrt Irion anil Hollow- Ware;
AT WHOLESALE AJVD RETAIL.
( Belw. .Market and Cliesnut Sis.,)
ST. LOUIS, MO.
May 7th 1849.-ly.
A VERY NEAT Cottage residence in
iV the town of Bowling Green, which is
the county seat of Pike, one of the best and
most populous counties in the State. The
house !is cntirt lv new. and contains four
rooms on the lower floor, and is built in ira
nroved cottaee style. It would make i
very neat and comfortable residence for any
person of asmalltBinily. There srein con
nection with it, good out buildings, an new;
Mitd on the premises a first rate well of wa-
tcr, and also lour goou io'.s ni grouna, an
oi which will be sold together if desired.
For particulars apply to the undersigned
on the premises. SAM A- Afc-ftl. -
IN view of the inconvenience to wnicn ip
dividual and the public generally have been
subjected, for the want of proper conveyances
to and from our city, the subscriber has
been encouraged, to establish in Louisiana, at
an immense outlay ol "iou anainasvre," a
Livery Stable, well npplied with Horse, Bug-
iries and Hacks. . He flatters himseir by keep
ing constfUy on hand; and weu ruined, Hors
es of all gates and colors, suited both to tne
saddle and hornes, that he will receive a gen
erous support from community. Business ien,
and pleasuring men, as well as the travelling
community, can at any time be supplied with
. t ? i i l n:
single Horses, ouggies, or uu, uy caiuii
my Stable between Georgia and South Caro
lina streets. ? " ' '
It ! also hi desica to run ae accommoda
tion hack to all the Bowling-Green court, and
neighborhood meetings, to which lour or nve
passenger can ne ouiainea. . nu price uii
be a low a the lowet. :
" H. W. P. WOOTTliW.
DR. WvTw. WISE,
(Minn Street Louisiana, Missouri.)
Vender oT Br!J Ootids, Groceries, Dye
Slvfp, Paints, Oils, Sf Varnish;
yr$" h als keeps constantly on hand and
To Christopher C E. Todd, John H. Todd, Bob-
ert Haywood St ttisaoein naywooo, rruiiam
Mountjoy & Ailcy C. Mountjoy,' Edwin M.
Todd & Franklin Todd
OT1CE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the
l! undersigned heirs and distributees of the
estate of Benjamin L. Todd, deceased, will ap
ply at the next June term oi tne couniy eour m
Pike county, Missouri, fr a sale ef the slaves
belonging to said estate, that distribution may be
made according to the right - of those entitled
thereto, as said slaves can notbe divided in kind.
Signed March 14th,
FRANCIS C. TODD.
March 26th, 1849. ; - (49-8w.)
A d in i n ist ra tor's Notice.
NOTICE is hereby given, to all creditors and
others interested in the estate of Alfred Merit,
leceased, that the uudorsiened ha obtained from
the Clerk of the county court of Pike eounty, let
ters of administration on said estate, bearing date
the 2d day or April, 1843.' ' .-,.
All person haying cIumtm gaint said estate
are hereby notified to present the same, proper-
or Interest to Tobacco mauler.
rrWE undersigned wih to purchase a quan-
tou a rn i n.r whu-.1i thev will
eJ. in M.h. Ti.,..5.--r to selll ?7. 1 j ...Jt.. ,r v.a r, v awi h authenticated, within ene year from , the. date
imy o y'"- -,nm n 10 llieir lnf..r.. ktshic a liuuu ail . l ' ,.r nrlU anv K r. .l,.rl Trnn.
in this,njVft'a8 we design purchasing all CLYFS, warranted genuine. All of which havingany lienefit of said estate.'and if not pre
pay be offered and paying the highest market' will 6e sold as low as the Lowest. eirted within three year thev will be forever
II. iu ULVLK &CO. 33"PIcaso call and examine coods snd imrr. . . - ; m; METUT.jvJmV
Louisiana, March 10th, 184Ii
, , the part of 4he - gaoerai B"""
Jaces it, and the NoHkwills-
the subject was pregnant with Bew