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Mm. Eoito: After giving "Common Sense"
ample time to direst my first, and eorreot his er-
row, with your permission i assign ra give era
fmmr mm nuts to creak, at Bia leisure, ana
whenever the old horse kicks at me I will al
ways be found at my post to repel his slang.
Well, Ax. 'Common Sense' for it is ilain that
you cannot be smoked out in your real "cogno
men" how goes the fight ? I am truly glad to
ee you are eoming into the traces so easily.
You have admitted three out of five charges pre
ferred against you in my first, and one you have
garbled, as shall be shown yet the charge re-
v i - . u .ti r.i..LA.J
inains.- - imi naw imu wiuvucr lai.oiwwi ,u tj-
ingte explain it away. This I shall prove, as
you have said you will not notice anything- from
me, unless backed by respectable parties. Good.
Are you respectable t if you admit this, you shall
be called as witness, for out of four own mouth
will I judge you in this matter, so stand up. i
Did you not in your first communication say the
following : "It has been intimated that a J udge1
of a Court had the impartiality to give en opin
in to the party implicated, (meaning the May
or) sustaining his usurpation of power" P I
called on you for the author, or intimator, and
pronounced it false. In your last, of the 16Ui.
you say "the Mayor blunders, &Cn in. denying
what was not charged." ' There is, sir, no two
horn to this dilemma; you first stated that which
was not true, and in the second, you do the same
thing, when you say you did not make the charge.
O shame, where is thy blush! The old adage
would be very applicable here, that ''liars should
lure rood memories."
The first charm I made yon hare garbled, and
it deserves the same treatment ; for I did not, nor
can I be made to say by the reading or my first
article; that I did not know what the Charter con
tained, but your intention as to what you, or the
committee, if yon please, meant, is quite a dif
ferent thing. This is what I there . stated, and
yet stick to. If you have not told a falsehood in
thu, you have sadly mangled the truth of my as
sertions, that's all.
As to the fifty cent, tax payer, the least you
say about it the better it will be tor your own
credit, if you have any for veracity. Ask Mr.
Betts what called him up in the meeting. Was
it not forthe very thing I have charged you with?
You made it so pointedly at him. from some re-j
marks he had previously made, that be arose and
confronted you in k, and you retracted. This is
Aretlkoowsi fact, and can be attested to if it
was necessary. I have given you Mr. B. as
proof of the charge ; don't yon wish you had not
required tt? ; for it does not appear that I "lies
nnner any miMaae,,
' You still keep up the harping that if Mr. Hen
derson did not dictate on that particular occasion,
be has on some other. You had a well leave
offlhis, it will not pay, for yon tell that which is
not true, when you say he did on any other; and
I should be undeserving of a friend, if I would
not defend their character from such malicious
attack as you have made on some of them, and
for no ether reason than they differ with you in
opinion, and will not be governed by your inten
tion, but Vy the letter of the Charter which,
by-the-by, I wish was in the hands of every
reader of both paper published here, in which
eo audi mas already been said concerning its
revisions," that they might read end judge ao-
ear iingiy.' For any arbitrary power it contains,
you. and Use committee ana your cute ex-Attorney
ere responsible, as yen never give the oiti
sea chance to pas pro or con in the matter after
you mad it in committee. ,1 .doubt whether the
annals ef a Republican Government ean show a1
parallel to such action as was taken in that matter.-.
Yet this same Edwin Draper would, have
ft Executive to be governed by hi Intention.
If tie neglected to put them in proper form, the
ewrtt is his,' not mine. It needs no learned exoo-
I, ee he desires, to bring to light that the
Ceer te withhold attestation doe exist, and he
.adoittedit by savi it stepped mil legist
, tie . AU true UtheleUer.aDd you are the guil
tyealpriVboUi in it .giving the power,, end in
J""0 7T ivy j euro as required ine
exarei i'.of thst power; .You see your , error,
and totfvert public attctioa Iron your own real
tesitioa resbeShf1 mMq'frk cry out uror
tiett, despotism b4 dicaUWf'M the Lord
etfy ks wTiei iieT fams, and issy . I knew
bet year it powers, am f attempted then te Veto
toe journal.- w eooree i knew K and the pow
r era Bet ehem eelled . 4b; etiea.rheaae.
amvvks altered eft tbereqiiestethe nresentei
ef tto rMoWi for, t.w:ea tb jouroal)
ra HMO? c tnteoon el the j
S3,- wms so uere,
iMJ3iE:' nLTSJSJLitZMVn W'r0aw toeev. nVsWl befbr a
.. "Umtxd Wr Stakd Dmoxo Wi Fall."
VOL. 6. LOUISIANA, PIKE COUNTY, MISSOURI, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, I860. NO. 20.
mint that might he named. You think you can -
not be followed, but were you to hide yourself
m the bottomless pit of perdition, truth would
overtake you, as public justice is certmn.
As to your bostscriot. the investigation yon re -
quire, you are at liberty to put me on trial when
a ... ...
you please. You did not ask my leave when
you wanted to pass your famous resolution on
theever to be remembered by you 21st of Au
gust, A. D. 1850, for I have not done with you
on that occasion yet, and may as well here intro
duce the matter as any place else. You on that
day charged me before the Council with having
passed laws, or at least, attempted to pass them
myself, and of that day intending to browbeat the
Council inte measure. That you did say so.
and require proof to my assertion, I herewith
present a testimony the certificate of Mr. Hen
derson and Mr. Uonder :
Citt or Looisiara, Sept., 1850. .
We whose names are hereto subscribed, cer
tify that during a debate before the city Council
of Louisiana, held on the 21st of August last,
whilst a certain resolution denying the power of
the Mayor to withhold bis signature Trom any
ordinances or resolution when passed by the
board of Council, was under consideration, Mr.
Edwin Draper, a member of the Council, allu
ded to the Mayor of the city, and in effect, if not
in hi precise language, made the following as
sertions, to wit : That he (the Mayor) had ori
ginated and attempted to pass lsws or ordinances
of himself, and also "from the present bearing of
one of the parties" present here to-dsy, (mean
ing Mr. Kennedy, the Mayor, as we presumed)
he was "evidently intending lo brovbtAi the
Council and force them into measures."
J. B. HtifDtasoH.
G. W. Cords.
And that you did deny having made one of the
above charges certified to, on the 16th SepL, I
introduce we eertincate or Mr. inuiy
Citt or Louisiana, Oct. 25, 1850.
This is to certify that I was present at a meet'
ing of the City Council on the 17th of Sentem
ber last, when Mr. Kennedy ( Msyor of the city )
stated to ine council mat wr. Draper had charg
ed him with making lev and browbtoiing the
coimcu,and asuea Air. v. to make such expla
nation as would tatufy the CouneiL Mr. Dra
per arose and denied having charged him ( Ken
nedy) with making Unci, but that he did charn
urn wiin orowoeaung, ew.
And to shift the odium off ycur own guilty
head on that occasion, you brought in an inno
cent man, to tiy and make a scape-goat of him
for your own sins, for you there said that you
did not make the charge direct, when I request
ed you to make known to the Council in what
way I had done what you had stated, as I wish
ed for their information, that they might guard
against such power, as I knew the Chsrter did
not grant it. I hen you uenyed manriilly, as Mr,
Findly's certificate shows, but said that yeu in
ferred it from what Orson Reed had said to you.
a a a m mw a li a m a a
neu, Air. Heed snail speax lor himsell :
Citt or Louisiana, Sept. , 1850.
I do hereby certify that W. K. Kennedy nev
er did in any capacity, either aa an officer or
otherwise, guarantee the payment of interest to
me on a warrant held by me against the city.
But he did express as his opinion, that I waa in
justice entitled to interest, as the warrant I then
held was in place or a bond that was drawing in
terest. Any other statement that may have been
made by any person, is erroneous, as I never
considered his opinion, thus expressed, in any
wise binding on the city ; for had I so consider
ed it, I should not have presented a bill to the
Council for the interest recently.
Now, sir, what horn will you hang yourself
upon ? The thing has none, its a mti, instead
of a mare' nest, as you alledged.
I also have in my possession a certificate from
a maioritv of the old Councilmen. statins' that I
never did pass, or attempt to pass ordinances of
myseit, but do not consider it worth while to pile
on any more agony on this subject, as none other
than a fool would have made sush a charge, as
every sensible man must know that I could not,
if I had the disposition. I only introduced the
subject to show to the community what a great
man lor veracity this Common Sense' is, for be
it it known that on the 10th of September, when
Be was requested to explain, he even went so
far as to deny the right to call in question what
he might say in debate. As to the 'browbeating,1
as he terms it, or the Council, why did he not
arraign ma for disorderly conduct ? Or why did
not toe chairman can me to order r This is a
matter, together with the attempt ins to pass laws
on my own book, I leave with him and th pres
ent Council to settle. I have no part in the mat.
ter, as be denied to the right to be heard on the
question ef the Chsrter in defence of my posi
tion; and whan I tendered my resignation, be
cause I was denied a right which belongs te the
greatest leion on earth, be then insinuated that I
wanted to dodge the question. Such a man is
E. Draper, if he will bear the appellation. He
promised to give other than my official conduce
ft wa told to out with IU
I nothing of it.
sire only that . "parsons of intelligence might
wonder bow soon a man csuld become Myor."
would answer thai I did not become so in the sane
manner that you endeavored to have fcyorit
measure naased by the Council in 1849.bv stealth.
Zto Tklk Council saw the ear-parka of the beast.
f,ri1!H W, 1 A to the Insult offered (e a stran-
t rbuk,&cthis i all TJrek tome
yoarseif, -A to bis tmbtki emreer.l
W loe mot y in emotrgm, ee i.1
1 has e desire to do, judging from hie last. . Be
says that if it was not that others than the cili-
a a a a a .a
sens read newspapers, it snouia not De noiiceu.
I VV by did you not say it it was not that fads are
isiuooorn things, you would not nonce ic x ou
la a a .a
lived in a glass house, and should lave been the
last to throw stones; and now because 1 have
treated you as your att&ek on me deserved, you
say it vulgar, and not original. As to the orig
inality of most of what I have said, it is center
ed in you. I do not even lay claim to any that
you figure the most prominently In. If my lan
guage has been severe on you, all the apology I
can give is, that an innocent man ha the richti
end can be saucy, in defending feimselt from the'
assaults or so dastardly an attack as yon made in
your 'Common Sense' article. One more and the
proor with it "the dog scrape." Did you & your
attorney not conduct a suit of that character, and
mulct the town in a bill of coat by the higher
courts to the tune of upwards of $33. Massie's
docket will be sufficient proor in this case that
you were at the head of it Now, sir, you msy
think that I delight in setting you forth in the
light you must appear to every unbiased mind,
but in that you ere mistaken, as you often have
been before. I have no desire to hold up a fel
low man (if yon are entitled to the name) be
fore the publie for bis insolence, but you forced
it upon me, and before I close this I shall show
that you have pursued me with a malignant and
cowardly disposition for a number of years pest,
and for what cause God only knows, for to the
best of my knowledge I never give you any cause
for such conduct. Any office that I have been
placed in, or sought to be plaeed, wa the work
of friends, and unsolicited by me. I desire that
the public may be the judge whether I am not
justified in defending myself under the circum
stance, and also that the community will not lay
any of your sin to the charge of Draper ft Bro.,
tor I consider them gentlemen in every respect.
and would scorn to be guilty of such conduct as
you have been. You are the guilty culprit. In
the first plsceyou owned, and with a guilty coun
tenance and quivering underjaw.lhat you wrote
to the P. O. Department against my appointment
as Poit Master at thi place; you were a
gainst my first appointment ef Town Tree
rarer; yon had me arraigned before the u
thnritie for defending myself from being
assaulted in the street, end thereby mulcted
the town in a bill of coat; you were strong
ly opposed to my election to the office I now
hold, end if you .had the power would not
now allow me the privilege of exercising
my bounden duty; yon denied me the right
of being heard in self defense, and I be
lieve if myself or friends (if -they should
be but very few, as suggested by you) were
to say that I was bound for Heaven, yon
would oppose me. end raise the cry of usur
pation. As to any howl you may raise about
my past usurpation, and your resolution to
back it, I shall not be deterred from my duty
to my constituents and myself in the ca
pacity in which they have placed me. And
as yon think yonrself a few on the turf, hav
ing beat in the last heat, it being a quarter
race, over your own course, and only beat
some three or four inches i. e. votes I
leave you after this cunying to cnt and
come et your leisure, and I will give my
word that I will not be desirous to stand in
plumage that might be borrowed from yon,
as I would just as soon put on the poisoned
sniri 01 xiessus as your learners.
, W. K KENNEDY.
Louisisna, Oct. 28th, 1850.
From the .V. Y. Evening Pott, 18M.
Twe week later from California Ar
rival of the Crescent City, with One
HlUloa of Geld Dust.
The United States Mail Steamship Cre
scent City, Captain Stoddard, from Che
gres via Kingston, Jsmaica, with meroh
andise and passengers to Howard & Son,
arrived this morning.
1 he arrival brings ns naws in thirty-three
days from San Francisco, which is the best
time that has yet been made from Califor
nia. The Crescent City brings three hundred
and forty-two passengers, one million dol
lars in gold dust in the hands of the pass
engers, and thirty-two thousand and five
hundred dollars on freight .
We bare files of our California papers to
September 14th :
n ... ...
iBBsjaary fltews for the last Fortnight.
The most important event since the sail
ing of the Oregon, is the monetary panic,
which reached its crisis on Friday and
Saturday last, and which, for some time,
deranged the machinery of business op
erations in this city. Two failures have
occurred, the bouse of Simmons, Hutchin
son & Co end of H. M. Nsglee the for
mer am old aad respectable firm, and the
latter the first who ever engaged in bank
ing operations in this city. The principal
cause, though the remote one, .was ine ob
ligations incurred after the last fire, falling
due at i time when they could not be met;
and as these obligations were to a large a
moubt.tbe whole business of the city, and
especially the banktog, business, was sen
sityy; ap'd, mgsxiajLly afeoted. Tb banks.
howsrer, ,travaJy withstood the , preseart.
ana although a large amount was witodrawn
during the panic, confidence is gradually
J lie intelligence trom the mines n; en
couraging. 7 he bullion in being dug . out
in large quantities, and the regular mining
operations are rewarded with a success
scarcely anticipated. ' The Mariposa mines
are being worked scientifically, and with
the happiest results. The surface mining
has also turned out generally profitable, al
though, in some of the ravines and water
courses, where abundance or gold was
looked for, nothing has been found. Such
places are however few, and there is every
reason to believe, that for the next, three
months, a great'deal of gold will.be dug
The squatter excitement has altogether
subsided, and it is probable that there will
be no further disturbance on that question.
Theatricals are coming into vogne in thi
city. We have at present foor places of a-
murement Kobinsnn & Juvrard s Drama
tic Museum, Rowe'e Circus, the Italian
Theatre, (opened on Thursday night by
aignor Kossi.) and Dr. colyer'e Model Ar-
tists. Aai Francisco Herald, IVh.
Frews the Mines.
Dter Creek Minet. Mr. Burbankarriv
ed in this city yesterday morning from the
Deer Creek Mines, lie informs us that
the Ceyote Diggings, as they are called, at
Nevada city, on the e'oove creek, continue
to develope finely, and promise to be the
richest yet discovered. Thsy are dry dig
gings, ana worked in the same manner as
the lead mines of Illinois and Wisconsin.
Shafts are sunk down to the granite, where-to travel nearly three hundred miles before
the lead is struck, then drifted, the rich'they reach Carson Riser and but few oj
earth is selected, carted down to the creek! them will reach this noint with anv means
end washed in machine. The DeerilA nurchaaa animate. e. I waa credible
Creek Mine is from sixty to seventy Bilss inforD)ed that several thousand person,
northeast of Sscramento City. . : Jamong then many families, took this road;
ietW Fork.-' We learn by the arrival,
of the Samis Roberts, from the Umpqna,!itatioaon!y a few of these persons (no fan
that gold is abundant on the south fork of ilies) had passed on their way in, thus lea v
that river, and that already three new cities ing room forthe fear that mnch suffering
have been laid out, named severally Win- exietm among this body of the immigra
Chester, Benton - and Scottsburg. The tion. i .';;: ..-
Roberts brings down about half the. mem- At the time of rnvdenarture from John
hers of the Klamath expedition. Jbtir. of .on's station provision were exceedingly
Commerce. scarce among both immigrants and traders,
A rich silver mine has been discovered but I met on the road large supplies in th
near Carson's by Dr. Brown. The vein is) hands of enter prising traders. I think, there
a foot in width, and is supposed to extendYore, the amount of provisions en route to
over a distance of ten miles. We have a the desert in the hands of traders, and the
specimen in our possession, which contains amount lately sent forward by 'the active
80 per cent, of silver.
Science of Mining. The Oregon eanon
A. . . . . a, k
ai Georgetown, is now being worked on
scientific principles, the methods osually
adopted Tor working the mines in the States,
Shafts have been sunk, and adit levels driv
en into ine nuis. cy proper attention in
a .1 W a a
uniag me levels in p substantial manner
with timber, no apprehensions need be felt
by the minner. We have frequently enter
ed those excavations in the States," and
been a fourth of a mile from daylight, yet
no fears or danger were experienced by
either workman or visitors. We ere. glad
that onr minners have adopted this princi
ple, and although they may not be success
ful in every case, yet we feel essured they
will succeed in a majority of case. Quick
silver was not used for sometime afterthe
discovery of our mines, but it is now gen
erally brought into requisition along our
water courses, where the gold is found in
scsles. Thpse who have nsed it would not
now think of abandoning its use; and so it
will prove in regard to all the scientific
principles of mining. TranscrtpL
Thi Fisst Rarir. Yesterdsv morning!
about six o'clock our city was visited with
the first shower since the end of the last
rainy season, it was a regular unmistaka
ble rain, and nothing else. We are eccu
tomed to heavy fogs and mists, but this was
neither fog nor mist, hut a veritable shower,
which came down pattering on the roof.
bringing with it pleasant remembranees of
April weather u the states. 1 be day was
exceedingly warm, and there was evidently
a change in the atmosphere. -ban Fran
cisco Herald, Sept. 14.
DaowKin, A man named Jones, former
ly of Lexington, Ky., jumped overbosrd
from the steamer Yuba, when eight miles
above this city, oq Thursday night on her
downward trip irom AlarysviIIe. The boat
was immediately stopped and a yawl sent
in search of him, but without avail.
gRoBimson ; Committsd. Dr Robinson,
who wss brought before Justice Sacketton
Saturday, was yesterday committed fortri
al on the charge of murder. He declined
stating the grounds of his defence .and it is
hard to conjecture what excuse will be of
fered to justify or palliate his oond not. The
trial will necessarily be postponed till the!
next session of the District Court. The
squatters in the seetion of country sarrouad
ing Sacramento city, have, express) a de
termination if Robinson ii sentaneed to be
hung, to rescue, or prevent his execution at
torn nam si ineu lives.
Therw is a - boy in ,tow who hs i4 f
claim in SicanTs Bar, en Znbe rive, frees
which he ha mode five thousand doflers,
and afterward eold hia share fctIftWn
thousand dollars,'-He is here on Ms way
down to be ticketed for home, sweet home.
Heratd. " " . ..
A grisly bear, weighing some nine Hun
dred oonnds with feet nesriy a large am eft
eUfhant's, was shot the other dty.eear the
Mission of San Jose. ' v ;
A Good Scnmkb" Woax We learmfeom
unquestionable authority that the evening
before last, the sum of $190,000 in gold dost
waa brought te this city, to-be sent home-
by the next steamer, being the property of
six men, and the result of their summers
labor on the North Fork.- This proves that
the croaking in regard to the mines is wholly1
groundless.. ' ' - ' . ; "" '' : .' '
- ! xae wveriaa ueHaigrmar. :
A letter from Col. A. R. Ralston to the)
Committee of Relief, dated Sacrament
City, September 6th, furnUbes some infer
mation relative to the overland immigration.
After detailing the measures which be had
taken for the lelief of those whose
metet Carson River, he" says'"..' '
For several diyf before" leevfnif lb sta
tion,'! sought from every avaiUbte sxmree;
information about the mnmbers and condi
tion of the imntgTation still behind, the re
suit of which satisged; me that there were)
about 10,000 on . the way this side or SaJt
Lake and .Bear River who had not crossed
the Great Desert, at least one half of whose
would be destitute of teams and subsistence)
before reaching Carson river. About one
half of these immigrants ' were delnded by
false reports, and led to take a-' wrong read
from Salt Lake, leeding around to the South
of the Lake and uniting with the eld rood
oa Humboldt River, about 200 miles above;
the Sink. The distance by Ibis road if
greatly increased, and a desert about nine
ty miles long has to be crossed.
Most of the animals on this route perish
ed oa the desert, and not tinder the hard
ships of the road, but perished for want of
water and food.- Those who sre fortunate
anoacrh to cat aver the desert will ktid have
but no to the time of mv leavinsr Johnson
benevolence of the citixens of Celifornia,
may be sufficient to aupply the immigrants.
The Carson river road seem to.be the
only read travelled. by immigrants in great
numbers, the Truckee route having been
abandoned on account of high water and
other causes. - i
A letter in the Alta Californian, dated
American bar, Feather river, says: -
-1 have recently learned of m desperate
battle that took place between the miner)
end Indians, several miles above. The In
dian having been guilty of many unprovok
ed outrages arid murders, the whites form
ed a corps of riflemen for their common de
fence. While seven or eight of the compa
ny were out prospecting, they were sud
denly attacked by a party of fifty or
sixty of the natives, some of whom were
armed with pistols which had been impru
dently sold them by the whites. ' The men
stood their ground, and were soon rein
forced by the commander (Capt, Sanger)
end some others who heard the firing aad
rushed to tbeir aid. This little hand stood
their ground for three hours under a, terri
ble hot sun and in a most disadvantagebua
position, till at last the Indians, dishearted
by their stain,' retreated. - ' "
. Captain Sanger was mortally wounded,
and three others severely; the former w.U
from Massachusetts, and .the letter from
Maine. Lt. Johnson started the next day
with the entire force, end completely broke
up' all the enemy'a villages or camps, and
entirely routed the scoundrels, ee that sib
Government aid will be needed at pit sent.
He is quite sure that be beard either; aa
Irish or a Sootch voice among the enemjr
perhsp some difgraoed miner. ,. The Main)
and Massachusetts men were dreadfully
exasperated by the attack on their friends,
and took fearful vengeance, and the deadly
rifles of the Kentuekians and Miasourianf
told with terrible effect.
Bootblack in a Fix. A domestic, new
ly engaged, mresented to his muter aae)
morning a pair of boots, the leg of earn of
a, a .1 it
which was muou longer wan too ouar.
"How comes it, you rascal, that thaw
boots are not of the same length!" '
"J really don't know, air; but what both
ers mo most is, that the pair down stake are)
in the aamo fix." 7
Hn.Lai Wood hnrv. one of the JwigM
at the Sonrema Court of .the Utted tJUtefU
ham. bepn. ebosan , .delegate to. $b, Stat?
eosyeotiom foe the. revision of the conahtn
! tioa of New Hampshire.