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MONDAY MORNING, JULY 1, 1850.
FOR CONGRESS So DISTRICT,
JNO. B. HENDERSON,
... - ij a e.i ... r )iaaItind sicainst Hender-
man power; witn leeiings oi prioc uu eouuuem.- n ....... 6 o
-jof success. Again we say, let Union, Harmo- 90n, as me "poisonea ghbiivc
nyand Organization prevail with all who are wjtn double bitterness to their own lips
worthy of the proud nam or Democrat ana tne
gloom that now hangs over ns will be dispelled,
and success, as in bygone days, will crown our
For the State Senate,
CAPT. W. S. LOFLAND.
Thomas R. Vaughan.
THE COMPROMISE MEETING
This body assembled in the Christian
The Old War Horse In the Field.
Cant. Lofland has been selected by his
Skies Bright! Second Congressional
W have seen several letters fronrgentlemen
in (he touthern part of this District, and also
several others publishedm the St. Louis Times,
and one in 1he Union, all concurring in one par-
liiilnr inf retincr to OUT reader.. Henderson i$
fellow countymen of Ralls to represent them !. porUr to Ike land wTiere ever they go
in the State Senate from this District. We 0ne letter from a reliuhleman in Franklin coun-
have before expressed onr approbation of
this selection. He will be a worthy sne
Church on Saturdoy last in obedience tJceMor for the energetics and trusty Col.
the advertised call,, and embraced a . . c t L0fland comes to us recom-
JJ-The candidates will address the people of
't)ld Pike,' at the following times and placer.:
At Prearieville, Saturday, July I3ih.
Ashley, Mondsy July 16th.
John Browh's Wednesday, I iin.
Vannoy's Mill, Thursday, 18th.
M Spencersburg Saturday July 20th.
- " Frankfort, Monday. 'July 22d.
" Ashburn's Wednesday July 24th.
-"Louisiana, Friday July 26lh.
"Clarksville, Saturday, July 27 h.
M Thomas's Monday, July 26lh.
spectable, though not large number of citi-
I ... I .fit..
zens, nailing iram various pans oi uie
ty. The meeting was organized by calling
Dr. W. W. Wise to the chair, and electing
James M. Watson and James M. Maher,
Esqrs., secretaries. Mr. Broadhead was
called on to explain the object of the meet
ing, in Keu of which he moved an adjourn
ment in consideration of the number pres
ent. S. F. Murray, Esq., moved an a-
mendment in this, to re-assemble at Bow
ling Green at an eaily day. Mr. Carr op
posed an adjournment, and, after some dis
enssion, the notion to adjourn was with
On motion, a committee of seven was
T. R, VAUGHAN,
" Psvnesville. Wednesday July 31st;
At Bowing ereeniiwciay, Aug.ou.- appointed by the chair to draft resolu-
tions expressive of the sense of the House.
In their absence short speeches were made
by Messrs. T. J.C. Faggand S.F.Murray
The former would vote for the "compro
mise,7' commonly known' as the omnibus
bill, bat spoke against its incongruous mat
in condemned the remedy but swallowed
the potion. The latter believed it right and
expedient to settle the whole slavery con
troversy in one bill, admitting California,
Utah and New Mexico with State and ter
ritorial governments. The com ntttee now
returned and made their report. This re
port, after stating the political condition ofj
the country, briefly declared in favor of the
compromise, encouraged and eulogised
those patriots of the Senate who have giv
en it their support, and strongly condemned
the captious course of "fanatics, whether
At no period in the history of the Democratic
party of Missouri, baa it been a matter of more
vita) importance to the ancient and time honored
principles that have ever united it together, that
very true-hearted democrat should feel and ap
preciate the magnitude of the issues involved in
the approaching contest, and the responsibility
Chat rest upon him, to nse his most vigorous ex
, ortions la maintaining the ascendency of truth
Chan at the present. This is a time of no ordinary
character. Great principles which have hither
to been regarded as constituting the ground vxrrk
.of the republican creed are at stake, and are in
danger of subversion and destruction. Among
the most important, of these is the great priuci
- pl that regards the representative, as the agent
of the power that created him, that requires the
agent to obey the instructions of his constituents
and to conform his actions to their wjll.
-This Ions; cherished and fundamental princi
ple, lying tithe root of all popular and free gov
ernment, has been invaded by a distinguished
puhlio servant What are we to do under suoh
circumstances? What are the dictates of wis
dom and patriotism? Are we to abandon the
long cherished and well tried political principles
under (he operation of which our country has
grown from a state of co-nparati ve weakness and
insignificance to the present proud and prosper
ous position she occupies among the nations of
the earth? Are we to strike from our time hon
ored creed the doctrine of ihe right of ' instruc
tion, to which it has ever been our pride to point
to in exultation, and interpolate as a substitute
" submission to the will of one man?" Is it not
oar plainest doty to adhere to oar ancient land
marksto array ourselves nnder the ancient
banner beneath which we have achieved victo
ries upon many a hard fought bsttle field. Dem
ocrats! the honr is approaching when the great
political principle for which we have struggled
sinoe the days of Jefferson are to be crushed or
are to triumph as in by-cone days, amid the de
fataationofa malignant opposition. Let us buck
le on. our armor and prepare for the contest At
a crisis of such extraordinary interest no true
democrat can be unmindful of the obligations that
rest upon him.
Let ns not be discouraged by the slight divis
loan ear ranks, occasioned by the desertion of a
faan&ulte the standard of t omm power Oar
prinetples are founded in the eternal troth, jos-
7ss ml qa.ltfy it by TTflff Sri. StlSTglrfjff
and hsmoBious action they will triumph ore
alloposttloflH-whigs and their treacherous ad.
Janets. V . -
Inaoo&est pregnant with soch important re-
suits rer weal or wo, we have reason to conerat
elate enrselves upon onr good fortune in the se-
leoUoa of such man as Prrta Cam and Taos
R. VAcoaia as ear standard bearars.
Mr. Carr ia a casa of the first order of in
teUostr ripe sobolar, an able debater, and a
mended by all the private and social virtues
that an nUnm the human character. His
honesty is attested by those who have "known
him a lifetime his kindness of heart, his
perfect freedom from all selfishness in
short, his forgetfulness of self, are themes
of praise for those who marched under his
lead across a barren desert into the ene
mies country. A father in every thing to
the young boy who had left his home to fol
low .the banner of his country, in sorrow or
sickness, in sunshine or in storm, he was
with them to aid them with his counsel, ot
minister around the sick couch. His cour
age has been proven in the van of a con
quering army in the bloody battle field
Even now the voices of his own brave boys,
scattered between this and the Pacific,
comes up in letters and messages, for Lof-
land, the soldier's friend. He promises to
be with us before the 5th of August, and
then, we venture the assertion, that he will
prove as troublesome to the whigs as he did
to the Mexicans at Santa Cruz.
ty, says Henderson will beat Porter as bad or
worse in that section than did Billy Bay. Por
ter, it is said, has but one hobby, and that stolen
from Benton. It is abuse of the Jackson reso
lutions of the Legislature and Henderson for
voting for them. He imagines he can ride into
. COMPBOMISSFMEETiNUs V, p
Pursuant to previous notice a meeting, of a
portion of the- citizens of Pike county, Mo.', ft.
vorable to the report of the compromise'eomout-
tee of 13, now pending before the Senate f the
U. S., was held at the Christian Church in the
city of Louisiana on Saturday the 29th uH. , I '
On motion oi uoi. n. r. minor, ur. irn. w.
Wise was elected President, .and on motion of'
S. F. Murray, Eq., James M. Watson & James
M. Maher, were chosen secretaries.
James O. Broadhead, Esq., then,"by request
of the chairman, explained the object of the
meeting, and moved an adjournment sine die. ;j
S P. Murray; Eso.J moved to amend the Mo
tion of Mr. Broadhead by a resolution to adjourn
- h J.rnrmi-to meet attain at Bowling Green, on Saturday the
wngres. oy -'6th JulyT and to eatend a general invitation to
ties in Benton's old breeches in the absence of, opnenU of ,he 1,
that Senator. His whole effort is to divide tne;to meel at tiat tim9 anj placef.for a general dis-
oDDOsilion. and secure the Benton Democrats to cussion of its merits. Upon which ' motion a
rv ... I :.! .,.v-l' ..ix - I,:k
his support. His biddine ana cnnpnjr oniypirucu uu.B ..-., Va.,u
drive, them further from him. Porter bidding" J ''"JZ"' f'irf'
for Benton .Democrats I tYonner wiieu uiu no
ever give a vote for a Democrat for Constable or
We will publish some or these letters next
During the discussicn every
speaker expressed himself heartily in favor of
the report of the committee of 13, now before
the Senate of Ihe United States.
After discussion the motions of Mr. Broad-
They (the milliners and disnnionists,) can t
take a single county between Pike and St. Jo.
I hope they will he equally better in the Slate,
even if the vhig$ should gain every office in the
The above precious morsel may be found in
the eglumns of the Record of the 24th ultimo,
penned hy a certain Irirflesi lawyer, now on his
way to California. Perhaps it may be well to
enquire who this M. W. G.' is, who thus writes
for the Record and wishes so much success to
the whies ? He left this State a ravin?, ranting
North or South, who have opposed and are, Benton man; by reference to" the Poll Books.
now throwing every obstacle in the way of jour readers will find that this same M W. G.
compromise." WM lhe on'r " ,n F,ke county wno cast an
To thin Mr. Fagg took exceptions, said ,e in 1848 for those two foul political lepers.
that it was an attack nporf the Hon. Thos. van Buren a AOams,sgmsi inereyuHr
H. Benton. Though he was in f.vor of, tic nom.nees. Cass and Butler, wen. such
tV v. .T.n in f.rnr nr m he can aflbrd to be Benton men, and, by such
the compromUe,he was also .n favor f,ta,emeDf M ni to Benton in
KAsaffMn ntnl snaa nl wswallansw vfisaf 4hm CfslflA.1
""' -B ll;..n.nrMl anM.- mnA h whur ad ill nets
lotion, should condemn the captious course" fjr u wyf fMy mietttood) y lf.
ford to publish.
kaitil an1 f stiear nrava mtnh mrstlwsm .mnJt
week! the account they give is very d !lhe meetin(? proceeed to a consideration of the
from those garbled and caTping letters in the "e-i port of he comvrom committee of 13.
publican. Those letters show their desire to Qn motion of Col. N. P. Minor, it was resor-"
render Porter a service so plain that it kills their ved, that in the event of there being any person
tfoct present who should disapprove of the reorfof
the committee of 13, that as a matter of courtesy
21" Capt. Lofland is a very good man no he should be especially invited te give his rea
doubt.anda good soldier, but it requiresl'ons for his disapproval thereof, jn a spwehjo.
very different material- to make a Senator. lFl?1aS?'2
V Hannibal Journal ,,e ,ho,,,d not le held bounfby
- . , . meeting.
How long have you been advocating this Qn motion of Col. N. P. Minor, the chair an-
doctrine, Mr. Journal? Perhaps you did, pointed the following eentlemen to draft apre
notvote for Gen. Taylor-or, perchance, nd resolution, espres.ive
, ,r of the meeting, viz: N. P Minor, J. O. Brssd-
oldZack has made such an ass of himself... . K n s,r..av. j c. cmnWh W
. ... . - j - - - - -
Since his election, as to produce a change
with you. It may be that yon will convince
Le is soon a mas as would confer credit upon any
legislative assembly. .
Of CoL yaugban a sifle word need not be
said ; For a gread number of years he has been
a citizen of the county, and is known to possess
very qualification requisite for a member of a
. Jerisktive assembly.
. Both areMarmers, identified m interest and
JeeUag with the prosperay of the State.
- 'When they have an opportunity of disouss-
ins the various topics before the people of the
eoosJy, ,aaJ shall have reviewed the follies of
of its opponents, lest forsooth Benton would
be condemned. Considerable discussion
here ensued, in which the following gentle
men participated: N. P. Minor, S. F. Mur
ray, P. Carr, T. J. C. Fagg, E. Draper,
and James O. Broadhead. In the course
of which, after the motion of Mr. Fagg to
strike out all of the report that praised the
supporters of the compromise, and con
demned its opposers, Mr. Draper offered to
amend with a set of new resolutions. Mr.
Fagg then withdrew his motion and Mr.
Draper offered his as a substitute. The
previous question being moved, it was de
cided in the negative, by the best count
we could make, 27 to 23. The whigs, with
one exception, and freesoilers voting in the
negative, and the Democrats in the affirma
tive. Mr. Carr then moved to amend Mr.
Drapers resolutions in two several places,
both of which were carried, after which
they were adopted by a unanimous vote.
Mr. Henderson on the North side of the
river, it has been sagaciously concerted,
was to be run as an anti-Benton man. that
being, the strong side in that section of the
Ulstrict. Bat so soon as he should cross
the Missouri river, his anti-Bentonism was
to be studiously kept from view, Lc.Mo.
The above is bat one specimen of the
PREMIUMS OF TOBArCO.
We failed to notice in our last, the annual
award of premiums, paid by Messrs. House
man & Lowry, proprietors of Planters To
bacco Warehouse in St. Louis, for the best
articles of shipping and manufacturing to
bacco. Twenty-six hhds. were offered for
premiums from various counties in the
State. The premiums were rewarded as
1st premium manufacturing, grown by
J. R. Roberts of Franklin county, sold for
$34,25 per hundred. Premium paid $50.
2d premium manufactures, grown by
Daniel Motley of Pike co., sold for $24,50
per 100 lbs. Premium $25. This was pro
nounced by competent judges a superior
hogshesd of Tobacco.
1st pretninm shipping, grown by James
Parson of Cooper county, sold for $8,25 per
100 lbs. premium $50. 2d premium ship
ping, grown byJas. Parson, of Cooper, sold
for $7,90 premium $25.
- It will be seen by the above that Old Pike
succeeded in obtaining the 2d premium of
manufacturing only. For the past two or
tl. ... .Um I... K..n a ..,..r..i
WOntOB and reckless disregard Of truth knt hur mtprnri.Snir noiirhhnm r nrenar-
Iwhich has so long characterized that sheet ing to contest the field hereafter with spirit
Kelley, S. W. Buckner, and P. Carr.
The committee returned aft era short absence,
, .i i. -1- r l v tv . r
, .. . . . ,4 ami, iiirouir" weir I'lidiriuun, yin. r. r. Minor,
your readers that it requires a talented man j,uLmlcd prMmbieand r0,ion, for ,heecn.
to be Senator in Missouri, but any brainless deration or the meeting-. Gt w hich report Mr.
fool may be President of the United States. Edwin Draper submitted the fullowins as a snb
If Capt. Lofland had no vfrlues beyond the l!hrtf. "Oer a dics.ion between the
. . r. i , i ji . friends of the report nd the substitute, and a-
battle field if he had not worth, and patn-men,,m(nU thereto ly P. Carr, was unanitnous-
otism, and ability enough to do well the ,ly adopted:
business of the people, we certainly should Whereas, an excitement cf an extraordinary
not advocate his election. But we shall .character exist thronRhoiU this peat Republic,
... , ... , r , growing chiefly out or the sgitalion of the sub
not multiply words. YV e know Mr. Broad- ,ct of ,javery and it proposed relations to the
head, personally, to be a clever - fellow, but Territories of the United Stutea. the continued
we know that he is now wasting his time'"""'0" of ,,ich "" 'erionsly t disturb
, . . , ithe peace and qnirt of some portions of our br
and breath, better employed elsewhere. .K .. rrnowilpa ,;. mJ h,.
He can never be elected while Capt. Lof
land is his opponent- Mark that.
ready embarrassed in no small degree the regu
lar operations of government, and withheld from
large numbers of free American citizens that
We give place to the communication of " Es-just protection of life and property for whk h
sax" witnoutany inientioii to endorse his aitacks ""., .. t.i.u. Kuan.
.t t r .u . r, . r, . J teed to them by our ConMilutior; and siherra.
upon the Justices of the present County Court?. ... . -.. r .. .
-JT . . ' , 1 ifortha pacification or this great exciNmrnf. Tor
We are not aware that as abo.ly, they are so es- the re5toration of peace and oniet tolheonn-
limited by the people of the county. . We knowtry, and to fulfil the just and constilntiunal Vlli
that some complain of them, but no officer, in cations of Government, eminent and patriotic
the discharge of a public lrut, has ever yet been ci!zten!Tr. "T "'n,y. Senators in Ihe CongT-sa
li . i l i t, of the United Slates, conitiia of dit-tincuish-.
able to please the notion, c-l every one. Esse. , member. of d;.
r. ".... '""K, united logetner ami in a spirit m pafrirtic devn-
if so, we presume he m able to see himself right- tion to Ihe glory and well being of our common
country, framed a Bill commonly called the Com
promise Bill ; anJ whereas this meetirK- of the
citizens of Pike county btlieve said Bill to be
eminently calculated to effect the objects desigtjk
ed, and believing it to contain the best terms oi
settlement of the complicated one lions .uhmit. '
ted to il committee that can be obtained from a
majority of Ihe Representatives of the Ameri
can people, therefore
Resolved by this meeting. That wedn int;l.
ly and unanimously recommend to our Senators
and Representatives in the Congress or the Urn"-'
ted States to give to said Compromise Bill, if
tint further mf ap! 1T. .L..uj :.
ed. The question of the propriety of the estab
lishment or a Probate Court should be discon-
nscted from any grievance of this sort; that is
an open question for the consideration of Ihe peo
ple or the county, and we reel di posed to give
'.he advocates and opponents of the system an
For the Banner.
Ma. PicxC!fs:In my communication the
other week in favor of adopting a Probate Court
for Pike county, at the enduing election, I rave
- . i . i t i . .
una rrn, uiui ins voumy uourv nas loo -, r,iHl, u j -r . V
lldir wiiivu ii rrqmrei. ll seem mere IS too n 1J " " i.j m n
law to become acquainted with; and the duties of fSJ Ti"! SSL" ."5
l j "ni mw,i,9 i 'i m miiuiru na-
we entertain sn
present eonstitntinnal rorm hu
they meet the administrator is present and tac-l
an accountant are rarely understood by our conn
Iv courts. These I hnv- noting mnr. It,, P"7 'fgWW'On, (Lai
I will .rive an inst.nc onlv fr th- A J""". Unshaken, and nnalfer.Ue
Administrator to sav. th. . ' . ;", eTrglorionaUKION OK
icii. unner us
.u -i . .. V'ro'ieni tin nation from the rnndltinn ni r.-ii.
emmating as it does from the contracted
and dwarfish mind of one who has all the
tm',bnt notthe ability, to play the wily pol
itician. Forever seeking the popular cur
rent forever vacillating,and changing, un
til the honest portion of its own party have
and energy. Our citizens must wake up,
then, if they would retain their high stand
ing for shippers of the best tobacco raised
in the State. Farmers, look to your inte
rest and your laurels. You have the means,
the enterprise, and 'energy. Then claim
of the Jaifcrsonianp. In a wordjbecome-dUgnsted with its truckling subser- 8nd secure for Old Pike at the next annual
viency, this delectable organ is doubtless ehihitin f !... nn.;t;n ..
the proper one to suspect another of that the best tobacco growing county in the
whivii iiimicu nas done, ana wouia ao.gtate.
again, if it were- necessary to subserve his
ends. We tell the Republican that Mr.
man was recently hanged in a
Henderson's principles are not eiwjc the ""'B"100""!? State, and he confessed upon
hnanwho rans may read them. Look to f K"0 nis hrst commencement in
I MMHia aStll'SfMlAIMSS tMBSI 1. A. AB
year own candidate and see that hi. skirt, pZf0rWV",S
are clear of political tergerversstions. In OJ
1844 who was the most ardent and devoted A New Colony in Georgia. An aeent
champion for the immediate annexation of. fr London Emigration Company, has
- i a.
'ssaaU trj (if they condescend to notice them
. at all,) theeentful will be such, both as to the
jKUtee) of tU sUa and. their reapsotive views
Jtaajhapira every tnis stmscraSrnntaintei-wtth
i VII 1 " wr sMawuaaii wiiiivah null wi o " 1 J
-WWefeiy and their treacherous adjuncts, the Texas, np to the publication of Mr. Clay'sTi DOUt ,ft.n8 hundred and fifty
.em'letter, and who then forgot r eat his own1 rTL ! "".." ?:.:. mi?'
(Georgia, for the purpose of getting it set
words but Gilchrist Porter, and became its, tied by English operatives and manufac
warmest opponent.- We charge no politi-(turers. They are situated in a fine cotton
leal idlahsmeatv linon Pnrtr in ! kut growiner recrion. annnlid with wstp nnvar
-,-1-,I.r. ..J . t t iri.- 71 . r M . .. ---'--rr--- . - r
, m . kw.u. wuj ojWe wtrB hi, friMds to be careful bow thev"na umo"- construction ot a rail-
iu )iiuui(iat towns is uesigncu, i
illy waives notice, the claimant and his witness
are sworn and testify, and the demand is clearly
proven and just then a Judge imagines the ad
ministrator has not waived notice, and in effect
invites him not to do it, and in Ihe next place
invites him to plead limitations 1 and in this be
trays an ignorance of the statues that would make
a country pqnire blunh.
I own that my chief objection to the present
system has grown out of a knowledge orihe gross
ignorance or recklessness or our county courts.
Is the path or duty so mystified that they cannot
move at All without tumincr to the one sub nr th
other? Sometimes lenient and at others unjustly
stringent. They chance the old savim liitl.
. " t, . . " . . . m- -
iney evmiow a cam and strain at a gna.
There re too many willing enough to be hon
ored wltn me appellation or Judire" hn .
not able to administer the law or support the dig
nity or the bench. 6
Property holders are deeply interaitixt .' n,:J
subject and I hope they will take it in hand be
fore it is too late. ESSr.Y
Frankfort, June 24th, 1850.
Ma. Editor Dear Sir : The Iindftrainn-
ed in common with many others, citizens of I
inis enu oi the county, being desirous of
naving one or tne Uounty Justices located
in our end of the countv. and knowing .
fellow-citizen, Jambs W. Besrears, to be
pre-eminently qualified to discharge the
amies aevoiving upon the imcumbent of
inai omse, and, being authorized, we cheer-
iiiuy request you to announce him as a can-
uiuam tor sma ORice.
JOHN C. WELBORN,
W. W. FREEMAN, '
ROB'T. A. STEEL.
and incohesive confederation of Slates, to its
present position orthe freest, best and most pow
erful government on earth. -the pride and glory
or our own people, and the admiration of the
civilized world; that we will neither entertain
nor tolerate conditions for its disruption, wheth
er present or prospective.
3. Resolved. In the onininn f ih; ntU'
that when the Star Spangled Banner, from what
ever cause, or whatever pretext, shall ceascto
be, as it is, the common ensign of our comaon
and undivided Union, its glory will have depart
ed forever, and it will no more "wave overthe
land of the free," however it may be shrouded
in moiirmnir L. l .,'
. ... ..t. u uumsoi IDS oniT."
it Tha' we w"demnond denounce
all attempts, from whatever quarter, whether
from the North or the South, the East or the
rest, to stir nn snotmnol ..:r- j j..
civil discord, and that no such effort will proceed
from any real friend of Ihe Union orloverof the
5. Resolved, That it would, in our opinion,
bo invidious to distinguish between tha noble
minded patriots in Congress and the Union, who
have come forward in this crisis of our political
affairs, and -by a magnaniaon, efmett&n rf,
portion of their h;.H. i
policy, umtsd in aeommon effort to restore peace
K,Y, if" ,Dt "."P the reaeluBomi, and
tender to them. nnMxii. ... . ., t
,orthe,,r patriotic efforts. . ;
6. Resolved, That the Secret... -r .m. ..i.
ing be reauestedtn rr...
barMiM.tl Lit iTV "mK"T W tHO CSUIS, .
oe requested to publish the ntooesJm..
lutions of this meeting.- oet?inP aa.r?T
M. Maaaa, SwtUii-a. , V, . ' . f