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THE ILLINOIS FREE TRADER
firmation. Being, however, informed
that no olher means could lis obtained to
m?ct the July interest in London to pre
vent a forfeiture of good faith on the part
of the State, I at once determined to con
firm the contract. The r.-siduo ut the
bonds, after deducti; the 30,000 ad
vanced, still remain i the aJs ol
Messrs. Wright & Co., an I an; as yet
:i. ,,!, to the canal land. It they arc
not sold prior to the Ut iWy oi April
next, the cDtilract csascs by its own stipu
lations, and, in thai event, no humus are
provided for the prosecution of the worn
on the canal for the ensuing year.
Subsequent to being informed by ian.
Thornton, that canal lauds ccuhl be
sold to meet this Ji'ly "i10" J,,fi
canal debt, he communicated to me, lli.it
in June last the Board clleclcd a sale to
the amount of $70,000.
Whether the money is available or not
I am uninformed, not having been fin ish
ed with the proceedings r report ot isam
Board during the year, which prevents me
from lavm before you a. fill and c.m-
nlete a statement in relation to the p
gress and condition ol i:r: v.an.u, i
About 82,215,000 of canal sloe lias
been sold under the act of 13'J, leaving a
balance, authorized to be sold by said act,
of $1,733,000; but the present deprecia
tion of American securities docs not allord
a reasonable expectation that a sale can be
made of the residue of the Mod; at par. m
time to meet the wants of the canal. The
great amount already expended upon this
stupendous woik, an l the vast sum yel
required for its completion, a portion ol
which must bo immediately had, presents
n siibiect for vour consideration well wor
th v C m:ihii d deliberation. The accruing
interest upon the debt which lias already
been incurred, the delapidalioii of the work
which lias been done, ami the destruction
of fixtures and olher preparations lor its
prosecution, the loss of which must fall
upon the state if it is abandoned, seems to
forbid its suspension. It is, therelore,
submitted to your wisdom and discretion
wJiat means are to be provided for its fu
ture progress. In view of tho dillieulties
to be encountered in obtaining money, I
would renew my former recommendation
of selling so much of the canal lauds as
will be sufficient to pay the accruing in
terest upon its debt. .
. Itigid accountability being essential to
the fidelity of public officers, I feel it my
dutv nirain to recommend a thorough and
rigid fcrutiny into the conduct of all those
connected with the management ol our h-
It again becomes my duty to call your
attention to the suspension ol specie pay
ments by the State Bank, and the Ban!:
of Illinois at Sliawncetown. The fre
quent failures of institutions of this cha
racter to meet punctually their engage
ments, solemnly admonish us that they
can never be of any permanent utility, un
til the security to the public that their
notes will bo redeemed upon presentation,
is increased, and they aro thrown entirely
upon their own resources, instead of Le
gislative indulgence. Twice, in the abort
space of two years, have' they violated
their obligations, and twice has that viola
tion received legislative sanction. It is to
be hoped, however, that a similar occur
rence will not taka place, and that our
banks will prepare for resumption of spe
cie payments at an early day, and nt
least take care of themselves for the fu
ture. Having found no cause to change my
sentiments in relation to the banking sys
tem generally since the date of my last
message, it is unnecessary that I should
enter upon tfiat subject at length on the
prcent occasion. The . pernicious con
sequences inflicted upon the country by
the operations of Banks, within the last
few years, is too indelibly stamped upon
every department or business to be mis
apprehended by the most sceptical. The
fluctuation in the prices of labor, proper
ty, and trade of every description, have
kept pace with the alternate expansions
and contractions of their issues 5 and whe
ther the injuries thus sustained are attri
butable to their guilt or innocence, the ef
fect upon the prosperity of the people is
the same. So interwoven have tho af
fairs of our citizens become with those in
stitutieni, that it cannot be denied that
they control and" direct the circulating me
dium, commerce, and wealth of the coun
try ; and not only bo, they frequently
wring from legislative bodies an acknow
ledgment of their utility, and exercise an
influence over the public mind which it is
. difficult to overcome. Thus have they
fortified themselves behind an almost in
vulnerable rampart, erected by encroach
ment, and justified by tho tyrant's plea,
Usurpations', of whatever character, are
usually no-ceded with the persuasion that
they aie essential to tho advancement of
the people in prosperity nnu uappincss ,
and in this way they are stripped of their
rights, and bound in the chnins of politi
cal slavery before they arc uwaie of the
danger. To guard against such startling
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power, concentrated in dkiiks, an mo u
fje and energy of tho patriot must be
called into action, and constant requisi
tion. "Already on important Wow lias
been struck for the sevcrence of this pow
er from tho Gorerninent : its deadly grasp
hv the adoption of tho Inde.
pendent Treasury. V Jf this salutary men-
trolling influence upon their issues, limit
the amount collected to the wants of the
(Government, and teach them the necessi
ty of relying entirely upon their own
resources. If they are deprived of the
public revenue, and, consequently, a par
ticipation in the management of a mo
mentous department of public business, it
wid b.t i;:i!!!)M!)!e for them succcs-fullv
to attribute their revulsions and Fiispen
Mons t.) the existing administration. The
whole worl 1 v.isuM know the fault was
alms their own, and their labor to con
ceal it would add a deeper stain to tiieir
'uilt. Howt-icr true the argument, that
tl.ey afford facilitio.s to trade and eoin
mi'ree, the t-oit'-hiMou would be prepos
terous, that these facilities would b.- more
c .'rtain and useful if tht.-v were connected
with the management of our national
B: iug convinced of the propriety of
piovLling a fair compensation for prose
cuting attornies, I regard an increase of
their salaries as absolutely neees.'-ary to
the advancement of the public welfare.
it will be impossible to command the best
ta.ents of the Slab in the administration
of justice, which is highly essentia!, if a
fair and just equivalent is not held out for
the enlistment of that talent. The adop
tion of this course, instead of lieiuj; a
useless expenditure of money, would, I
hav no doubt, conduce to that economy,
which is imperiously demanded by our
Although I know of no instance of any
individual coining from another State into
ours to vote, yet 1 have been informed
from sources in which I place the utmost
reli nice, that extensive arrangements wen
concerted among a portion ol the citizens
r . t i . . . . j
01 aiiouier man; to come into Illinois tor
that purpose at our recent election for
President and Vice President. In view
of the danger to which we are exposed
from such innovations along the borders
of the State .swept by the Mississippi and
Ohio rivers, I feel it my duty to recom
mend the passage of a law, providing for
the apprehension and rigid punishment of
offenders who may invade the rights of
the elective franchise. The startling
frauds which have recently been perpe
trated in New York and other places for
the destruction of these sacred rights, I
regard as little bettor than high treason,
and striking a deadly blow at the founda
tion of the government.
A frequent recurrence to fundamental
doctrines being essential to the perpetuity
of free government it is a matter ol tin
first consideration, that we keep tin
respective political rights of the Union,
the Stales, and the people clearly defined
The security of each depends upon the
separation and we ll regulated balance of
power .between them ; and care should,
therefore, br takfn to prevent strengthen
ing tho arm of the Confederacy. Con
gress should exercise no power but such
as has been expressly delegated, or is
absolutely necessary to carry the delega
ted power into effect. There is certainly
no necessity tor encroachments upon state
sovereignty or individual privileges. If
the (General (Government will protect us
from foreign invasion and domestic innir
rection, the great object of its formation,
and deal out justice with an impartial
band, it is all we can expect or desire.
The one will leave us in the quiet enjoy
ment of our pursuits, while the other
will allord us no cause of complaint.
But when it draws within its grasp pow
ers never surrendered lo it, and adopts
partial legislation as the rule of its action,
then, indeed, it is verging rapidly to
monarchy, and may justly alarm the fears
of the patriot.
The idea that the people should look
up to it for assistance in times of pecuni
ary distress, is most revolutionary in its
tendency, and this revolution is speeded
in its ohjectwlicii the laws are directed
to the promotion of private interest, in
stead of the general good. Hence, the
various and diversified charters granted to
monopolizing companies, are sapping the
foundation of the Republic, destroying
the equality of citizens, and creating dis
tinctions in society. In the pure repub
lican days of the devolution, merit and
demerit, virtue and vice, alone drew the
line of separation between one man and
another: now the pampered fed monopo
list scorns an association with honest
poverty. Why is this? It is because
the (Government losl sight of the object of
its formation, ami by ' venturing upon
special grants of power, gave rise to a
modern aristocracy, who are mere consu
mers, living on the productions of the
poor man's labor ; and although the per
nicious effects of such legislation may be
unobserved by many, still it is leading to
the most fatal consequences I fear to
Ours was intended to be a government
of limited power, plain in its construction,
and economical in its administration; not
ono of Unbounded sway, special privile
ges, hereditary descents, titles and nobili
ly. Yet its frequent inroads upon indi
vidual rights, and the sovereignly of (he
States, furnish living memorials of its in
creasing strength, and solemnly warn us
to be vigilant and active in the mainte
nance of our independence. Although
the virtue and patriotism of the people
wcrs enabled to triumph over a National
Hank, the alien mid sedition laws, and
their kindred acts, they may yet yield
their freedom to the samq despotic spirit,
which, always restless, and never wo.
proaches them under various disguises,
l-'earful of an appeal lo their reason, re
sort is bad to show and parade to inflame
their passions ; thus proving that, while
their influence is courted, the utmost con
tempt s entertained for their intelligence.
The history of all republics which have
preceded us bear evidence to the fact,
that the wily and ambitious usually re
sort to such resources to corrupt the pub
lic mind and public Morals previous to
seizing upon the reins of supreme autho
rity ; and if we do not guard ourselves
against such insidious devices, we will
lose; our liberties in the same way, and
hau; nothing but the wreck of a violated
Constitution, and a ruined country to trans
mit as a legacy to our children. Let the
(Government be free from monopolies and
the inllueuce of wealth, just in its admi
nistration, and .couomical in its expendi
tures, liberal in its policy, and free from
encroachments, taking cue of itself, and
leaving the people as much as possible
to the enjoyment of their own pursuits,
and it will insure rs own perpetuity, and
the freedom of its citizens.
Having called your attention to various
interests of the State which presented
themselves to my mind as woithy of your
first consideration, I doubt not that such
as 1 have omitted will be suggested by
your own wisdom. Hoping that you
may bo guided by patriotism in all your
deliberations, and a sincere desire for the
promotion id' the public w elfare, and that
vour laiiois may he crowned with signal
success. I take inv leave of you with
earnest benedictions to Almighty (God for
your happiness individually and eollee-iitt-ly.
Si'KixoKiKi.n, Nov. 2(5. 18 10.
"JUSTICE AMD EQUALITY."
THE FitEK TRADER.
WeiiYi'i'iV r.!2r, DdituiH.
I,!llnv,ii, N!., Tri'iity. Dmiulirr I, MO.
'I'lic iov-rnor'M irwHas".
We deem it tuincccMinry to make any iiioloy
to our readers for cxchidir. our usual mmntity of
misi'cllaucou.s matter in order t fiy Inf. ire our
readers, ill to-day's paper, the (ioverr.cr'n Mrs-
Ki'.tfP. This inv.dualile document should he can
fully read and examined liy every citizen of llli-
noi 1. Tim financial affair.- of tin" ftati, asexhi-
liiled hy th (iovrrnor, arc indeed in a iniseraM
condition; her credit, though not vet riiiurd, is
considerably shattered; and nothing hut the ino-l
judicious action of the legislature, in providing the
means promptly to meet all the engagements of
the State, can rave her credit from impending ruin
The means wh'u-h the (bnetnor reconunriHls to
avert such a calamity, are such as must meet the
views of every true lllinoian. The ruinous poli
cy of making new clehlH to pay the interest on old
ones, should never ho, resorted lo ; and that cow
ardly system of legislation which, through it want
of confidence in the intelligence of the people,
resorts to nuch meami rhould and ulway does
meet public condemnation. Closely ukin to sui 'i
ix HVntcui is that of indirect taxation, which luis
its origin in the same ha ;e f.'ars, and is p juallv,
nt least, if not more, ruinous nud oppressive.
Against all tuieh expedients, it will he seen, the
(iovrrnor taken a decided nlar.il. and if there is
sufficient nerve among our legislators to sus
tain him in hit high-minded and pa':iiiic
views, there is a cheering prospect ahead of hav
ing the affairs of our Statu conducted on sound
and rational principles. We shall then have no
more monopolies privileged hy the stale to plun
der tho many for tho benefit of the few ; hut as
the taxes of the people will conic directly from
them, they w ill also he able at a glance to sec to
what objects they are appropriated ; and they will
forever he relieved from the burdensome necessity
of maintaining a ruthless horde of hank directors,
usurers, mid stockjobbers.
We say, then, let every one read and weigh
w ell tlin Mosaago of our (iovrrnor, lake into con
sideration the exigency of the times our condi
tion nud prospects and we have full ronfuletiee
that the great body uf the people will gladly mi.
luin our rnlightcnd, patriotic, and thorough-going
demon alio (iovrrnor.
The fttrniiicr l'rmlilrut.
Tho Steamship President, which left ?,'rw York
for Liverpool on the 2d ult., after having proreed
rdou her way 5 days, returned again to New
Vork. She is Haid to have had curb a succession
of heavy galea and hr.nl winds to rucoimter, that,
at the end of the 1th day, it became evident that
the ipiuutity of ronl on board was inadeipiate to
complete the voyage, even with favorable weather,
and she returned, therefore, to take in a new and
much greater supply. The 'Stants.eitung," how
rvrr, hint that the true reason of her return wits,
that she might he tho first to take out tho result
of lliu Presidential election.
Io a Trrritary.
Tho ihirJ pension of the Legislature of thi
Territory in now licing held at Burlington. The
Council, which consists of thirteen members, or-
g'ini.ed hy electing Muhtimku 1) a t n u it t iiu k, of
Du Umpio county, President, and 11. F. Wilck,
of Henry county, Heerctary. Tho oeeupations
of the- different members are us follows : 7 Law
yori farmers; 1 Merchant 7 Democrats und
6 Whig. '
Tho House of HrpresrnliUivos consists of
twTOty.six members, mid organized by fleeting
Thomas Cox, of Jucksnn county, Speaker, ami
Josttru T. Talk, of Du Duke county, Clerk,
The occupation of the different members tro a
1 Miller; t Minor; ami I IVsician 15 Demo
crat and 1 1 Whiijs.
At the late ilcction f.ir Dclettc lo CniigrrsH,
c. a vote w as taken lor tin; call of a Convention
to form a M.i:c (iovcriiincnt, which resulted as
"For 11 Convention, 1M7
A'.'uiiixt a Convention, '.l'J7
( iovcrnor l.uras lias issued his proclamation
declaring Au'jn-.tn A. Dode lVlrirsti" to the
( nllnl ttcioH of ( oiijjri-,-..
Col. Todd, of the Cincinnati i!epublican,(!i n.
Harrison' acknowledged organ, presuming that
at the cud of the present Congress the .Vifonal
Tn'-'.surv will I niply, ic, Ac, recommends
the culling of an extra session, shortly after the
new administration co s into power, "doit
while voii'ie oung, bovs !"
rr j Coniire-s meets on Monday next.
NEWS BY THE MAILS.
.;( I.'xluiir, who murdered John Purely at
llochester, .oble county, I ml., was rxecutcd at
Augusta, 011 til.' Phh ultimo. The particulars
respecting (lie murder, which led the unforiu
i:.i!e I.i ig'incr t ihc s alliibl, nre thus, as given
Iv the (Joshen Democrat: "On the Pith of May
last, ho met lohn Parley ut Jiocliester, in that
c unity, ami cii.Mged with him in shooting lit a
iii.u k. He had drank pretty freely of li.juor, and
mimic dispute, arose between them, din ing which
beigliiicr levelled his rille, and tired at parley.
Parley looked around laughing, lind said, "you
can't shoot me!" I.aughlin then snatched another
rille from the bauds of his nephew, aimed at
Pa.'lev, w ho fell and survived but a short time."
Mn-tlirer .bw,'e.-Tlu' Uurlingloii (Iowa)'
(i .11 Ite sav.s : " We learn that Jones the villain
who deliberately allot a Mr. McL'ai'dlo in the.
neighborhood of West point, ia this Territory, a
few weeks since has been apprehended, and safely
lodged in jail in Port Madison."
.(.tit Diet: A moose deer was lately shot at
Tattagouchc settlement, New lJruuswick, meas
uring nine feet in length, and seven and a half in
height, weighing after it was skinned and dressed
700 pounds. This species of animal has become
very rare, except in very high latitudes.
The population of Richmond, Va., according
to the late rtisus, ia 20.152.
;,-" Fule. The St. Louis Pennant says:
.Mr. Crevassol, merchant tailor, on the corner of
Myrtle and Maine streets, went gunning in Illi
nois. Not returning ut night, his family became
alarmed, and search was immediately commen
ced. It was not until two days had elapsed
that he was found dead, und half buried in a
marsh which he had probably entered to get some
uanie he had shot. It is reported that the people
in the vicinity heard cries of distress on the eve
ning of his death, but refrained from attempting
to rescue the w retched man, on aaeouut of the
deoth of the mud."
S,k nf Tutcn Ln!i !,i hum. The sale of lots
in the flourishing towns of Hurlington and Port
Vsdison, will be held as follows: At Durlingl.ui,
on Monday the 1st day of February next. At
Pert Madison, on Monday the S2J day of the
Drmtlful Culatroj,he. Wc learn from the
Trumbull county (Ohio) Demaen t, that Mr.
Hill, of Coitsville, in that county, wlele engaged
in dinging a well at the depth of fifty feet, heard
.1 rumbling noise, but did not know whether it
was above or below. On again descending with
randle, at the depth of twenty feet, the earburct-
ted hydrogen gas, in conjunction with the atmos
pheric air, suddenly ignited, occasioning a loud
explosion. The flames ascended lo the height
1 thirty let above tho surface. Mr. Hill had
fallen to the bottom of tho well, and w hen taken
up lio was dreadfully burnt, his clothes being re-
luced to tin ier, lie expired in three, days after
Duel. Dr. (i. C. McWhorUir and Mr. H. I).
IJ.irbour, a lawyer, both of Vidalia, La., met on
Xatehez Island on the 5th ultimo, to adjust an
allair of honor. At the first fire, the Doctor ad
ministered a leaden pill to tho lawyer which, In
"0 hours, operated mortally.
(Sreul Fire ul Nttetez. Natchez seems to
be a devoted city. On the 3d ultimo, the two
principal blocks of buildings nt the landing nearest
tho water, and where the most business had been
done, were discovered to he enveloped in flames.
It is supposed the fire wan communicated hv an
expiring candle in a houso on Pulton street, near
1 aulkner s corner. In almost an instant after the
flame burst out it overwhelmed the entire block.
swept across th.t street to the Southwcstward and
laid tho adjacent block in ashes. About twelve
buildings were consumed, the total loss o which
cannot fall short of 10,000.
Mill K ibbcr Arrested. 'Hie Chicago Democrat
says: " Reuben Rose, a young man who recently
drove stage for Messrs. Prink, Walker & Co.,
and who was discharged by them for pocketing
way faro ami since has been residing at Mr.
Duty's tavern, on tho Den Phiine, has been ar
rested and committed to tho Cook county jail for
robbing the mail in Pennsylvania, near Lancas
ter, last winter. He had hern krpt in expectation
of uuolhet situation on their line in order for the
proper documents nnd tho Post Office agent to
arrive! So ho had began to preparo himself for
his old business, and had filed a new key to fit the
mail lock exactly, which was found on his person.
Several olher keys, evidently altered over by the
file, were also found. The young man has hern
rather flush w ith money, much of which was the
omission of Pennsylvania banks. Ho will be
eoon tukeit to the U. 9. Circuit Court at Spring
field, for examination."
77ui;iJt'B7W;irr.GoverMor Seward of New
: n - - c
Vork has issued a proclamation appointing the
17th of December as a day of praise, thanksgiving
and prayer, ana recommonmng us ooscrvaiicm oy
l'.hLtdf, the iicctirrtl l'nrgrr. Wc learn from
the New Vork Tlanot that Dr. Kldirdu'e, who
was accused of extrusive forcrim, and tried in
the city of I'iiila Icljdiin, has been ucijmllcd.
Sniiliiaf 111:1. Colonel Charles .McClnrc, of
Carlisle, I':'., has heen nominated liy the Demo
crats us u cilnlid Uc f-r Conijrr, to Mily t'.ie
acanev occasioned !v the death of Mr. Kaniwv.
Mr. J Jin V'i.-'t J!:i,l t. who has been elected to
Congress from the I Isti r and SMiMivau District,
in New Vork, is not a son of the President, as has
been staled in many of the papers.
The New Vork delegation to the next Con
gress stands, 19 ' hius 21 Democrats Demo
cratic pain, 2.
There are eleven newspapers in Texas.
.niOsis of the I'l-orcriliiiv ol' the Illinois
. ii:iiiii' .
Tiu iisiMV, Nov. 2(i.
The Chair announced the following as the
Standing Committees ef the Senate for the pre
sent session, viz :
(:i -."e. ;,. us. Richardson, Punish, Pcauian,
kos.s, and Oihhs.
O.i S.n.i I I. -in! and l'.ducut'uii. Davidson,
Moore, Churchill, Moeumb, and Piebardseii.
On l i'cnud I ii:irtrriin Hacker, Wood,
Parrish, Moore, and Culloin.
Oi tin- J.tdcid. ij Snyder, Ralston, Little,
Pearson, Johnson, ami IJ.iki r.
Oi Literiiil Xur'gidit.ii Harrion, Houston,
Evans, llanihu, Allen, Slociinib, mill Warren.
O.i I'ulil'c Itwith Nui.nally, Harris, Killpa
trick, Hunter, and (hist in.
On Ctiuii! and Cuid I.uiid Hidden, Pearson,
Fithian. Will, and (iatewood.
O.i l",n,tiu: (iatewood, Churchill, James,
Monroe, and Hacker.
On I'ulJ'e A roiintx t:i:d Urpeinldun Kal
stou, Witt, Stapp, Henry, and Markley.
Ul Jl I. In r it AJliiirt- Harris, l.oss, leainan.
('aston. Allen, and Culloin.
O.i Stlhic and X .line Lvuh Punish, David
son, Hunter, (iibbs. and Houston.
On J'tlititjiis Wood, Stapp, llaiiilin, 1'vans,
On I'.ildir 11 idd'ii1 tlendei son James, Hen
ry, Little, and Nnnually.
O.i ,''.' Vvnitr.iitiiirii Churchill, Snyder, Pi
thian. Harrison, I Icrndon. and Warren.
On Count'ts Moore, Markley, Snyder, Dakcr,
On Knrflitd IV.th Johnston tun Sargent.
HOl'ST. OP RHl'KilsP.NTATIVES.
'J'i Ksaiv, Nov. 21.
The Speaket laid before the House certain de
positions in tho ras? of the contested scat frtim
Peoria county, whit h were laid on tho table.
On motion of Mr. Peck, the petition and depo
sitions in the case w ere taken up for considera
tion and referred to a select committee, consisting
of Messrs. Peck, Henderson, Dodge, Cavarly,
Menard, (iridley, Ross, Hardin, and M'Donald.
Wi:iiNK.sn v, Nov. 25.
Mr. Tuniey olfored the following:
R'sohrd, That the committee on the Judiciarv
cnijuirc into the expediency of so amending the
executive laws us to prevent Inc. sum ol property-
levied on, unless it bring three-fourths ot Us va
hie, and that they report by bill or otherwise.
The resolution was not agreed to.
Mr. Peck, from the select committee lo which
were referred the petition and accompanying do
cuments connected with the contested election
from Peotli county, reported the foliowihg reso
hiliou, viz :
l-(ihrd, That the select committee to whom
were referred the petition and accompany ingdocu
ments connected with the contested election from
the county of Peoria, have power to send for per
sons and papers, and that a subpirna duces tceniil
bo forthwith i .surd to William Mitchell, clerk of
the county commissioners' couit for the said
county of Peoria, directing him to bring with him
the respective poll books m his custody, contain
ing tho votes given in Atigu.it lasl for Representa
tives to the present (icncral Assembly.
I he resolution was agreed to.
Oil motion of Mr. Edwards,
RcKidcrd, That a committee of five be appointed
to consider and reiiort neon the cxeedienev of a
distribution among tho several .States in a repre
sentative ratio, ol the proceeds raising front the
snlcs ol the public lands with reference to the ti
led of such distributive policy upon the future
prospects and permanent welfare of the t'tate of
The resolution was ugreed to, nnd Messrs. Ed
wards, Drummond, Brown of Vermillion, Trum
bull and Leary were appointed the committee.
Qj'Our Springfield correspondent will oblige
n by sending his letters one day sooner. The
Idler w hich w e published last w eek came to hand
too late for our Pox River innil, and, in consr
ipience, the paper was sent to our subscribers in
that quarter without it. For their information
the substance of the letter is annexed.
S.'ii(irtKLu, Nov. 21, 18-10.
Mkssiis. WtAvr.it & Hise
The Senate and House were in session yester
day for a short time, and almost entirely occupied
m qualitying their mcmhrrs. 1 tie Senate chose
for their officers as follows: M. L. Covkll, of
M'Lean county, Secretary; Dowxixn Uai-.'ui,
of Jefferson, Lnrolling and Lngrossmg Clerk
Axnnr.w J. rrr, Sergeant-at-Arins all De
mocrats. To-dav the House chose for officers (Jen. 13 w-
txn, of Favette. Speaker, by a voto of 4G to 30;
Jons Cauiocx, of Sangamon, Clerk, hy a vote of
70 to Id scattering; (ikohiik Davis, of Cook,
Assistant Clerk, hy a voto ot 40 to 36; Ron Kit t
Smith, of Madison, Enrolling nud Engrossing
Clerk, by 17 maiority ; vvii.uam t-'. Mrnrsr,
of IVrr v. Door KceiMir. bv 28 liiaioritv : and Mr.
Koit rs, of Montgomery. Assistant Door Keep
, j t .
er, l 4 majority also all Democrats.
A passenger on board n very slow boat
on the Mississippi asked the captain what
made the vessel go so slow. The cap
tain told him it was owing to so many
catfisii going mo oilier way.
A Wicked U'mch.
The murderer, Hohert McConnghy,
wits executed in Huntingdon, Pa., on
Friday the 5th ultimo, lie was attended
by a clergyman, to whom, at the moment
of being swung oft, he solemnly assevera
ted his innocence, declaring that, standing
as he uul on the very threshold of ctcrni
ty, lie knew nothing of the crime for
which ho wm to suffer. The clergyman
withdrew, the drop fell, and tho rope
biokc, . The cord was doubled, and just
ay the drop, the wretched man asked
a little time to make an open confes
sion of his crime. It was granted. IIr
confessed his guilt, and was hung.
Illinois Official Itcliiriis.
coo-rim. v.rj. Hah Cx;lu El)W.
Ailanis, 1352 1U17 U7y 8g-
Alexander, 124 2J 189 81
"'. 531 513 190 !9(J
', 2ti0 93 .
'own, 434 301 new county.
Hurenti, 279 434 181 277
Calhoun, 133 313 8Q 5J
Cass, " 315 397 198 335
Carroll, (59 214 new county.
Christian, 1 17 89 new county.
Champaignc, 141 154 91 72
Claik, (ill 0(57 323 388
Clay, 338 218 129 121
Clinton, 417 320 239 2(13
Cook, 1989 1 03 4 1(564 832
Coles, (595 1101) 275 706
Crawford, 392 121 107 227
Do Kul!, 197 172 215 25
De Witt, 31(5 293 new county.
D11 Page, 373 12H new county.
Kd-ar, 720 783 020 342
Ud wards, 212 311 47 212
Ellinghain, 207 52 119 30
Fayette, 645 412 450 310
Fulton, 1317 1253 8(13 770
Franklin, 542 71 092 91
Crecne, 1175 870 1396 1037
(iallatin, 1286 500 705 585
Hamilton, 557 126 307 78
Hancock, 661. 1313 436 633
Hardin, 132 154 new county.
Henry, 86 162 30 88
Iro(iuoi, 175 151 130 78
Jackson, 337 210 210 176
Jasper, 178 78 11 20
Jefferson, 727 - 210 355 144
Jersey, 3(50 517 new county.
Jo Davics, 080 1079 4G7 765
Johnson, 440 109 135 87
Kane, '774 810 511 323
Knox, 541 710 354 389
Lake, 267 281 new cotintv.
La&ille, 1638 1080 1309 600
Lawrence, 597 670 151 432
Lee, 230 241 new county.
Livingston, 78 85 11 21
Logan, 167 200 new county.
Macon, 377 250 281 202
Macoupin, 812 632 621 485
Madison, 1184 1704 953 1294
Marion, 573 174 278 112
Marshall, 183 209 new county.
McDouough, 427 472 382 3321
Mc Henry, 271 340 2f9 239
McLean, 531 683 514 710
Menard, 371 434 new county.
Mercer, 103 315 00 175
Monroe, 563 370 226 303
Montgomery, 520 311 326 187
Morgan, 1293 1533 1664 1953
Ogle, 266 491 373 524
Peoria, 767 741 408 509
Perry, 3ol 171 190 142
Pike, 1037 1149 805 447
Pope, 208 391 87 514
Putnam, 151 259 319 387
Randolph, 817 715 399 61!.
Rock Island, 224 426 123 200.
Sangamon, 1219 2000 1401 1856
Schuyler, 611 732 811 780
Scott, 575 085 new county.
Shelby, 751 408 . 484 262
Stark, 151 187 new courtly.
St. Clair, 1783 989 982 76H
Stephenson, 241 371 77 200
Tazewell, 00 1 1181 474 773
Union, 030 78 023 36
Vermilion, 587 1044 539 744
Wabash, 254 509. 133 445
Warren, 024 711 293 424
Washington, 493 149 280 04
Wayne, 500 205 390 GO
White, 039 770 315 706
Whiteside, 236 375 no return.
Will. 1367 753 729 574
Williamson, 578 103 new county.
Winnebago, 321 789 179 281
47176 45537 30573 29629
45537 29629 .
Dein. maj. 1939 04 maj.
JAMES 0. TJIRNEY, the abolition
candidate, received 159 votes in the
State. ' , ......
The vote of Hancock is averaged in
the above table.
Elections. Van Huren's majority in
Virginia is between 1,000 and 2,000.
Harrison's majority in Ohio is 23,375.
In Massachusetts about 15,000. We
hope in onr next to give the result more
Mr. John Michel, whose uncommon
success in the culture of fruit, flowers
and vegetables has often challenged our
editorial commendation, has entitled him
self to the credit of introducing a new
vegetable into our horticulture. He ex
hibited to us, yesterday, a fine specimen
of the Yam Massicot, or St. Domingo
polatoe, raised in open air, in his garden
on the Neck. This potatoe grows on a
rich and luxurious vine, with large and
beautiful heart shaped leaves, the vine
itself, and not the root, bearing the fruit.
Wo are told by Mr. M. that the potatoe
when cooked exhibits a white gamboge
color, and is superior in flavor to tho Irish
potatoe. . Mr. M. has also succeeded in
taising-this new Tegetable from the seed
the common mode of planting it beinj by
s r .iA e.r. ' n.-. TV. .