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"Louisiana, Tuesday, sept. 24th, 1850.
COL. BENTON'S LETTER.
We publish in another column another one cf
those peculiar ebullition of vanity, pomposity,
mendacity, folly, malice and sycopliancy, that ap
pear to escape feriodieany from the brain or Col.
Bent en ever since it was crazed by the explosion
of the Princeton. The old man seems to think
that the world wags only to subserve his views
and promote his interest, lie has just now, away
off yonder at Washington, come to the conclu
sion that his appeal is sustained in Missouri, and
that there are not more than one hundred and
filly "Dullifiers," all told, the rest who voted with
them being "good hard money, Union democrats."
Now. what in the name of wisdom, has "hard
money" to do with his appeal ? Or w hat affini
ty if there between hard, money and nullifi
cation and disunion? The old humbugger is
hard up for a subterfuge. He says "the
elect? of a Senator is considered in the
hands of the whig and 'nullifier.'" Ah! in
deed 1 1 how is it then that the appeal is sustain
ed f Strange hallucination that, that seized upon
his mind! He continues : "And the report we
have here is, that the latter (the milliners) will
join the former" (the whigs.) With what a
wonderful grace this charge comes from the
old traiior, who coaxed, wheedled, and flattered
the whigs in his speeches through the State, in
hopes of buying them up. The same old man
who gave his orders to his followers, in a letter to
Judge Blair, to vote for the whigs rather than
tee a nullifier (meaning democrats opposed to
fcim) elected. "Even the tied ion of whigs would
be a triumph over them." "The point is to de
feat them," read that celebrated letter. And how
well did his followers obey it? The defeat of
Honderson and Green will answer. The vote of
Benton men in a few Benton counties in this Dis
trict elected Porter, while his followers deserted
"Old Ugly" in the 3d district to defeat the gal
lant Green. We defy any of his presses to point
to a similar course upon the part of :he true
Steam Boat Explosiea and lots ef Life
The steamer Kate Kearney on her upward
trip, on Thursday Isst, in the act of leaving Can
ton, 80 miles above here, met with a serious and
distressing accident, by the collspiing of the
starboard flue of her larboard boiler, which re
sulted in the immediate death of 4 persons, and
' seriously injuring 9 others, principally deck
hands. The flue blew forward and upwards,
carrying death and destruction before it. The
floor of the boiler deck was much shattered.
The engineer states that she had less steam than
when running the night before. Other gentle
men of veracity say she was not racing at the
time, as is generally supposed. The Kate pass
ed here on Saturday last for St. Louis in tow by
the Die Vernon, presenting to the eye of one ac
customed to her almost daily visits and graceful
carriage upon the water, a truly melancholy
scene. The Kate is nearly new, a favorite pack
et in the line, and heretofore regarded as the
Queen of the trade.
St. Louis Times Its Prospects.
We notice by the last number of the above pa
per, that it has lately undergone an editorial
change, and also a change of proprietors, at which
we feel much gratified not, however, on account
of any dissatisfaction with the recent conductors
of that journal, but because we believe it now
placed in efficient, energetic, and permanent
hands. It is now owned and published by Capt,
Walter B. Foster, late editor and publisher of
that sterling democratic sheet the Howard Coun
ry Banner, who has associated with him in the
editorial department John Loughborough, Esq,
than whom none more efficient could have been
procured in the West.
The Times press, it is known, was purchased
and started by one Hugh H. McFarland, a gen
tleman who it is generally believed was utterly
unqualified, in every sense, for the station he as
sumed ; consequently the press fell, temporarily
into the hands of Judge Krum, who has at last
been successful in placing it in permanent and
competent bands. The valedictory of friend
Buokner, and the address of Capt. Foster, are
both good documents. The former resumes the;
legal profession in St Louis, in which avocation
we wish him success. The latter we welcome
to his new and extended field of labor, and hope
be may reap a harvest of reward.
Adjoubxhmt or Covskiis. A resolution
passed the House on the 9th inst, for the ad
journment of Congress on the 80th September,
It will have been in session about ten months
the longest session ever held, and by far the most
stormy and threatening.
..- U-The Postmaster General, N. K. Hall. esq..
has issued a circular, to postmasters, in which he
complains that the published regulations of the
department are continually violated. He calls
upon posteasters to conform to those regulations
ia every particular, and te report any neglect
whico may come to their knowledge on the part
or ine agents, sc.
U"The com crop' of Russia Is said to hare
been fat the most part destroyed by locusts and
en Insect called mylotus; ,
irimippvic nniTMnAnV Hlf.T..
The last of the series of measures embraced.
in the celebrated Compromise bill, reported by
, ....' . t.n.
thecommmee 01 id, nas nna.iy pa..--
branches of Congress. It passed the House by .
9 rote of 108 to 97.
The Delegation from Missouri stood for it :'cient forwardness to escape frosts, occurring at
Messrs. Green, Hall, B, and Bowlin. Againstn .average
ing "solitary and alone," and manifesting a dis-i
position to stave off pacification, at the expense
of the integrity of the Union.
All honoris due the true friends of the Union,
for their untiring efforts to the ends accomplish
ed by the passage of these measures. A halo
of glory encircles the brows of Clay and Cass,
ana ine people s nesns acwiowiei.gc . .
J .1 .1 .1 ! 1-1 ... Tlil
gratitude to them and their co-laborers,
same combination that had defeated the compro
mise measures in one bill, were unable to defeat
them in detail. While the real friends of the
whole country stood firm for them all, they were
aided alternately by votes drawn from both ex
tremes. Benton, Seward, Hale & Co., opposing
the Texas boundary Bill, but voting ior the Cali
fornia bill, and all else favorable to their views
and feelings. While the ultras of the South vo
ted for what was acceptable to them, and oppos
ed the California bill.
During the last few months, burglaries of va
rious degrees have in certain portions oi our
county, become common, and, in some instances
grown daring. It has been strongly suspected
by some of our citizens, that a few characters
have located in our county for the purpose of
carrying on a regularly organized system ot
thieving. Several daring and successful attempts
have been made during the summer in the vicin
ity of Prairieville. In the early part of last
week the store of Mr. Jacob Crow, at Crow's
Cross Roads, was forcibly entered at night, and
robbed of a considerable amount cf merchandise.
Suspicion fell upon two or three fellows named
Sanders, who were subsequently arrested. Two
of the parties were taken under suspicious cir
cumstances, lurking in a thicket in that neighbor
hood, and goods found with them believed to be
those stolen from Mr. Crow. More recently,
we have heard of a third arrest. The two first
of the parties, we understood, were to have been
tried before a justice of the peace at Clarksville,
on Saturday last. The result we have not learn
2" We call attention to the notice of J. B.
Henderson in this paper. Persons indebted to
Dr. Bartlett, are asked to come foward and set
tie their notes and accounts.
2?Henry H. Sibley, democrat, is re
elected a delegate to Congress from the
Territory of Minnesota, by a majority of
loo to JMJU votes. -
General H in ton's examination, at Cleve
land, has closed. He was committed on
two charges. Bail fixed at $5000 in one
case, and $10,000 in another. Not yet giv
Cent. Cast. At a democratic meeting
held on the 17th ult., at Fayetteville, North
Carolina, Genl. Cass was nominated for
the Presidency with great enthusiasm. In
Pennsylvania, the home of the talented
Buchanan, the Democrats of twenty-one
counties, recently expressed their prefer
ence tor Uenl. Uass for President.
?"Gen. Wilson, of New Hampshire, who
resigned his seat in the House of Represen
tatives last week, went out to California as
a bearer of dispatches in the last steamer.
The Washington letter writers have it that
he will be appointed either U. S. Attorney
for California, or Surveyor General, or Col
lector of San Francisco.
23-Judge Henry A. BuJIard has been
nominated as a candidate for Congress from
the Second Congressional District of Lou
isiana, to supply the vacancy caused by the
resignation of Hon. Chas. M. Conrad, who
has been appointed Secretary of War.
The silver mine recently discovered near
Knoxville, Tennn promise an abundant
Death or Louis PniMre. The steamer
Asia arrived at New Yorkon the 11th inst.,
bringing Liverpool dates othe 3 1 st ult. Louis
Philippe, the ex-King ofthe French, died at
Clermont on the 26tb of August. He had been
made aware of his apdraaching dissolution early
in the preceeding day, and he prepared for the
final arrangements which he had to make. He
expired in the presence ef the Queen, and the
several other members of his family.
23" The Liverpool Journal says a more mel
ancholy death-bed than that of Louis Philippe
has not often been seen. He had no friends.
He lived unloved, and died unmourned.
JJ" Jenny Lind attended divine service at
Grace Church, New York, on Sunday week.
much to the disappointment of a vast crowd that
had assembled at Trinity Church, where it had
beearepotUibe intended going.
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VlBOlHIA TOBACCO LIOP. -ue nicumuuu
If the rain which visited ' "
Saturday. -extenned throughout the tonaccore-
jon o( ihe it will prove, we feaT, most
jias)roUs jn j,s effects Owingto the late plant-
;nir vrv littl tobacco was in a state of sum-
Already this bane of the
.,e J commenced its ravages, and their
hopes even of a moderate crop rested upon the
prospect of dry weather and a late lall. ine
locacco is a ready ioo.u.. . -j ---r
of rain tends to increase it.
Tf" Mr. G. P. R. James, the celebrated En
nm-ellct will, it ia laid, deliver a course of
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du . ,he en montn 0
2TJ"The Cholera in Esrypt was reported, by
late advices from Alexandria, to be raging with
(a violence equal to that of its last visitation. Its
course has been traced from Tunis and Malta.
3 There arc sixty-six Lodges of the Inde
pendent Order of Od.l Fellows, in Kentucky,
and 3,333 members. During the past year the
sum of $6,019 was expended in extending relief
to brothers, and there is now on hand a widow's
and orphan's fund amounting to $19,336. The
revenue for the year was $30,751.
ArtDointmenf s bv the President.
By and with the adnce and consent of the
John P. Gaines, of Kentucky, to be Gov
ernor of the Territory of Oregon.
Buckingham Smith, of Florida, to be
Secretary of Legation to the Mexican Re
public. P. She ward Johnson, to be Attorney of
the United States for the district of Dela
ware. Lemuel Wilson, to be Register of the
Land Office at Newnansville, Florida.
The steamer Ohio left New York on
17th inst for Chagres. She had only 75
passengers, a ne existence ot iiioiera on
the Pacific coast, has frightened off the
The existence of Cholera on
Senators Fremont and Gtcinn. Fre
mont and I Gwinn. United States Senators
from the State of California, were sworn
in and took their seats in the senate, on
the 10th inst. Senator Barnwell from
South Carolina presented the credentials
of Mr. Fremont.
J he Steamer Jltlanlu. This vessel is
one of Collins's New line of Steam Ships
now running between New York and Liv
erpool, is said to be the largest steam ves
sel in the world being more than three
thousand tons burden. Her length is about
290 feet, with a proportionate beam. Her
late trip from Liverpool to New York, is
the quiokest on record, beine 10 days and
some lew hours.
Mr. Moses Johnson of this county, whilst
ploughing on the farm of Joseph Horner,
t.sq., neat new Baltimore, found a small
earthen poL' containing about five hundred
dollars in fold and silver coin. It had evi
dently beu buried for many years. We ad
vise ourfarmers to plough deep; they will
oot bur the ground as no one knows what
treasures are concealed in the soil. far
rentoA ( Ta.l Flag.
Quidfor Abolitionists. On the first
of August term of our County Court.
Pater Besson, a man of color was, at his
own instance sold into perpetual servitude
Peter was emancipated by the will of Mrs.
k arrow, who died some years since, and the
laws of the State forbade his remaining
wunin na limits for more than a twelve
month. This law Peter saw fit to set at
naught, and the consequence was, that he
was indicted for remaining in the State a
gainst the form .of the statute. On the
first day of Court, however. Peter nresen.
ted himself voluntarily, and entreated that
me penalty or the law should be visited up
cn him (viz; a sale to the highest bidder)
which was accordingly done, and Peter
secured a cood home for life.
This little incident furnishes twalesann.
The first is, that even the intelligent slave
at the South has sense enoueh to know that
his condition here is far preferable to the
degration aud pauperism to which he would
be subjected in a free State. Tha second
is, that the clsmor and outcry at the North
about the evils of slavery, result either from
ignorance of the nature of the institution
or the more devilish snirit of ineendiarUm
Piedmont Vd.y Whig.
Grand Jubilee in Wi
of the Baltimore Sun gives the followina
account of the reioicino- in W.Mn..
, . B it .WM VU
mo passage oi me liompromisc
Last evening an hundred omi
in honor of the majority of the House and
oensie, and tor the peace which that m.
jority bestowed on the country. The Ab
tional Hotel was illuminated, fireworks
added to the brilliancy of tK. -j
L . . . J . ""lU) Hill
!e Marine Band struck up national airs is
front of the dwellings of those gentlemen
who bid borne conspicuous part in the
settlement of the ouastinn. i -.4 !
from fifteen hundred to two thousand
.nna pecpm'Mpd and cheered the patriots
aunt. - . . .
whose patient and arduous labors brought
about so happy result.
The first man thus serenaded and cheered,
m.m Menrv Clav: tlientame'General Foote,
then General Cass, then Mr. speaxer uooo;
(these gentlemen live all on the same side
nl th avenue. 1 uomimr tip on me ouiei
side. Judge Douglass, the able and most effi
cient chaTrman of the Committee on Ter
ritories, received nine cheers, and a nation
al tune from the bandj then the crowd pro
ceeded to the Senators from Texas, where
a stand was made for Sam Houston and
Gen. Ruskt then the music and the people
moved no to Daniel Webster's; and last, up
town to the Irving House, the residence of
Senator Dickinson, of New xorlc. l-acn
of the patriots thus cheered and serenaded,
made an appropriate speech, overflowing
with grateful sentiments at the preservation
of the Constitution and the Union. They
had been facing the music so long, that the
music at last faced them. J lie evening
was one of the happiest spent in Washing
For the Banner.
And Still they Come !
When any thing new in the clothing line
is brought out, we don't like to see people
purchase any thing for themselves, but like
to see tliem run around helping to fit clothes
on other people. We like to hear them say:
"well, now, that coat was intended for Mr.
or this dress for Miss , &c, for
&& you ever see any thing fit so nice in all
your lives ?"
Here we would correct a wrong impres
sion that has crept out. We don't manu
facture articles for individual cases, but just
calculate what the wants of the community
will be in the aggregate, and provide ac
corningly, and then let every one judge for
himself what will suit him best
We like to live in this ace of progress and
reform, of discovery and invention, of liber
al sentiments, of perfect freedom of thought
We like to see men so liberal in their sen
ticnents that they cannot believe the simple
facts of Revelation, and vet can believe all
the absnrdities of Deism.
We like to hear men object to the Mosaic
. e .1 t .u .1 j eivme the corporate auuioriues conirot
account of the creation of the earth, and.f ' K . . rr4l- ..
yet believe that it crested itself.
We like to see men so independent that
they won't sign a temperance pledge.
Wonder if they don t bow down to "rnnce
Alcohol?" In fine we like to see men who
can culp down any thine in the shape of
mesmerism or clairvoyance, or indeed any
thing in Hes ven or earth, or under the earth!
provided, it involves nothing of religious.
or moral obligation in it,
We like to see this liberal spirit getting;
even Into the churches. We like o see
members work well in the lead with slack.
reins; but the moment you put them in the
off side, or rein them up a little, we like to
see them bolt.
We like to see church members feel too
free to attend prayer meetings, and class
meetings, kc, unless they just feel like it
yet we like to see them feel themselves un
der obligations to attend every debating
society, town meeting, &c.
we like to see members chancing from
one church to another, getting better of
course every time suppose they are "go
ing on to perfection."
We like to sea people have a en-eat dea!
of novelty in their disposition, always pre.
ferring new preachers, new teachers, new
merchants, &c; and when they have had a
full run of credit in the old store, we like
to see them spend their cash in the new one.
We like to see parents interest themselves
in getting up high schools, when their chil-
dren might spend their time very profitably
in a common school.
We like to see young ladies perfected in
every accomplishment and art. but the art
of being useful and agreeable companions.
-we nice 10 near persons talk a great dea
about "refinement," the "first class." &c
They are doubtless vrv refined and sensi.
ble people themselves, and we would just
like to have them give us the modern defi
nition ef the terms in plain English.
When ladies who have been raised in poor
and plain families, and have had to "work
for their living," ( as the phrase is) have the
good fortune to marrv plain men in "verv
moderate circumstances," we like to see
them ape the more wealthy and fashionable
families, get fine furniture, hire unnecessa
ry servants, 8tc.
we like to see an old sharper draw a
young fellow to one side, and in "honied,
accents" tell him how much he is his friend,
ana now much he was Ins father's friend.
c-o. nooic out. vounoster. or von am !..
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We like to see boys with chins as smooth
as an egg, smoking cigars, swearing fash
ionable oaths, managing their nanas. and
courting the girls. This is the only way to'
ui- a 77(cs 01 yourselves. - -
When a countrymen comes to town with
his load of melons, and is busily engaged
selling at the side of hir waeran. we like to
ee a smau ooy, when be lias no dimes, raise
np the hind sate of his wactron iust hio-h
... . . "o .
enough to let a melon pass through, so that
wnen tne waggoner staitson.it may roll out
ana oreeic, and the waggoner give it to htm.
Such talent will doubtless meat a suiinhh
reward some day.
We like to see men nut on StaVna
ing, believing themselves fitted, as though
per-Jthe' were no other men of the same weight
and dimensions of themselves. W hen the
feel their garment pt'ieA a little, we like les
see them boil over with rage, and in a heroic
spirit get their tnves to make a suitable gar. v'
ment for every body in the neighborhood, i .
hopes of fitting old Stokes. When Mir'
wives have finished the coats more Hit
pea-jackets we like to see them call g'
their neighbors to exninu meir great tlm
in fitting Stokes, wonder who would wsjp ,
a pair of Stokes' ready made breeches, these "
men or their "wives?
We like to tee white people make their -most
intimate associates of the udarkksj
and even eat at the same table with thesu
And why are not black niggers as good as "
white niggers " . :v'
And now, Air. sailor, neiore we closed
we would just inform you that from some ru.
mors we have heard, we are afraid that some
of the fellows are going to get aftert ;
Stokes with a "sharp stick," just beeru,
some of his clothes pinched them i little.
Well, they should not have put them on
that's all. But you just caution them ; tkat
they don't put their hounds on the "wrong
trail," for they might get into a "rattle
snake's den" by it. BILL STOKES.
BY TELEGRAPH :
Washington, Sept 14.
In Sknatk. The Committee on- India
Affairs reported a bill to preserve pesos
with the Indians in California, which being
amended so as to fix the salaries of Indisa
agents at $3,000, was passed.
Mr. Davis, of Miss., from the Military
Committee, reported a bill providing pea.
sions for widows of deceased officers aa
soldiers, not heretofore provided for. " -1
The President laid before Senate u
Rev. Mr. Gurley's report on Liberia. -5
Messrs. Gwinn and Fremont offered a
number of bills for the benefit of Califor
nia, in relation to public lands, mines,'
placers, survey of coast, light-houses, a
system of donation and pre-emption tight
and settlement of land claims.
After the morning business the bill te
suppress the slave trade in theDistrict of
Columbia was taken up. The question
pending being on the amendment providing
penalties for enticing slaves to escape and
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After considerable debate, the bill vu
ordered to be engrossed yeas 39, nsja
The Senate then adjourned.
House. Mr. Yenable. by consent, ia.
troduced a joint resolutiot, authorizing th
Secretary of the Navy to furnish Clarke
Mills with certain metal to complete the
casting of the equestrian statue of Gea
eral Jackson. The resolution was past
ed. . , j
Mr. Harris, of Illinois, announced thai
A. W. Babbett, delegate from Utah, was
waiting, and moved that he be admitted te
a seat, but as his credentials were not bw
fore the House, he withdrew the motion till
The House then resumed the report ef
the committee in the case of Secretary
Mr. Yinton, from the minority committee;
then offered the following resolution as a
substitute of that of the majority, wuca
"Resolved. That inasmuch as the reso
lutions passed by this committee, do eat
charge the Secretary of the Interior will
any crime or misdeameanor, and do aof
propose any change of existing laws, oat
in eflect, call upon the House to review
and reverse decisions of proper officers ef
government npon a legal question afieetiaf
private rights, that the same be not conear
Mr. Bayly, from the committee of vYsyi
and Means, reported back the bill appro
priating support to the Post-office Depart
ment The Senate's amendments wars
concurred in. '
Mr. Toombs said, he was a few weeks
ego instrncted to make a report on tae
tariff Question, and he submitted a report
"that in the judgment of the Committee of
waysand Means, it is inexpedient to bp
tempt any legislation altering the existug
duties on imports."
A lengthy discussion ensued and the re
port was finally adopted. ' '-:f
Mr. crooks moved to reconsider the row-
After some further business the Houtt
adjourned. - 3
NxwYoax, Sept. Htb. '
The Dcmocratio State Convention
Syracuse,yesterday succeeded inebonsaf
candidates for Governor and other State
officers; the ticket is composed of three
Barnburners and two Hunkers. For Go
ernor, Horatio Seymour; Lieut. Govsrs
Sanford E. Church:- Canal Commissio--t
John C. Mather; Clerk of Court of App-A
Cha. a. Benton; State Prison Inspect
Mr. Angel. -
In Sin atk. A ioint resolution for' t
publication of the Statutes at lsrge, wtf
reported from the Judiciary Committst- t
. Mr. Dickinson, from tha Finance C0B
mittee, reported the Civil and Diploat-Sf
Appropriation, bill, with various ai
ments, and the bill waa made . the speo
order for Wednesday next ; .
Mr. Fremont iatrndnearl r MH for tae
settlement of private land claims ia C