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AUSTIN H. BROWN. Publisher.
( WEEKLY, Per Annum. tl.OO
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NO. 6.
iCOllce in THE SEKTIXKL Iii II 1)1
North Side Washington, near Meridian St.,
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Any person sending ten subscribers will be enti
tled to one copy gratis. From the first of July next
subscribers in Marion County will receive their pa-
Srs through the mail free of postage. At all Post
ffices within 50 miles the postage will be five cents
a quarter, and all within three hundred miles ten
cents per quarter. The State Sentinel will contain
the latest and most important news by telegraph, as
well as the mails, and will contain more reading mat
ter than any of the Eastern weeklies.
The coming election is an important one. We
shall have to tight our old political enemies, as well
as the new combination of abolitionism. Cannot
every one of our subscribers procure another one ?
This will double our circulation and enable us to be
stow more time and labor to make our paper inter
esting. A large circulation alone will enable us ot
publish the paper at such cheap rates. Send on the
names and the money, and when the Sentinel comes
you will have the smiles of your wife, and your chil
dren will rise up and call you blessed.
The Echo.
The Indiana Statesman and the Lafayette Conner at
Lafayette, edited by W. R. Ellis, a brother of the Audi
tor of State, are the perfect and willing echoes of all the
vituperation and slander which appears in the Madison
Courier against Hon. Jesse D. Bright and the State Sen
tinel. Not another Democratic paper in the State has
joined in the warfare. The Whig press generally sym
pathise with Garber. This is very natural. If they aid
the Garbers, the Ellisesand the Spanns to break down and
destroy the influence ot Sanator Bright, to that extent
tbey weaken and divide the Democratic party. A con
sumatioD, with them, most devoutly to be wished for.
One of these articles, which is republished in the last
number of the Statesman, concludes with the following
recommendation: "The best way to compromise the mat
ter would be to han Bill Brown." Now we can tell
these gentlemen that before they could control the
Democracy of Indiana and fasten it to the tail of the
abolition party, and make it shout hoxaunas to Julian
and free soil, they would have to hang about fifty thou
sand Democrats in addition to Bill Brown. Besides this
is a law abiding community. If we are guilty of any
crime worthy of death, our disinterested peers, and not
M. C Garber and E. W. H. Ellis, are to be the jury.
That they would take our life without crime, we have
already theevidence, in their recommendation to hangus.
With five thousand subscribers they cannot drive us out
of the State. Their threats cannot overawe us, and now
they propose the gallows as the shortest mode ot getting
rid of ns.
Circumstances alter Ca-e.
Some time since the New York Tribune contained a
vary severe article on the late democratic administration,
charging them with the secret design of producing a rev
olution in the island of St. Domingo, in consequence of the
appointment of Benj . E. Greenes commercial agent,'
taking the fact of his appointment and his subse
quent acts as sufficient evidence to identify Mr. Polk
and Mr. Buchanan with the scheme of revolution and
annexation. Mr. Green in reply informs the Tribune
that he was appointed by Gen. Taylor. To which the
Tribune replies:
We are glad to learn that Mr. Green was sent out by
President Taylor and Secretary Clayton, and not by
their Locofoco predecessors. This proves at least that
tba Administration by which he was appointed was not
privy to any private speculation in which he may have
been engaged either annexatioual or commercial.
If his appointment by Mr. Polk would have been proof
that the Administration was identified with and privy to
his schemes, by what rule of evidence does his appoint
meat by a Whig Administration prove the reverse?
The Crawfordsrille Review.
This excellent democratic paper has changed hands.
Messrs. Masterson and Engle retire. The paper in fu
ture will be published by Snyder and Bowen. Mr. Sny
der U a practical printer, and has had much experience
as an editor. We wish the new proprietors success.
B. W. Engle one of the former editors', is a candidate
for Clerk of the Circuit Court, with a fair prospect of
We learn from Madison that the Courier my is suf
fering from a terrible attack of this disease. The sight
of a democrat throws him into spasms as certain as run
ning water does a rabid animal. Where is the mad
IT Forty thousand dead letters have been received at
the General Pott Office from California. This is an un
necessary and useless expense. Ninety-nine hundredths
cf this" letters contain nothing of importance. They
ought to be opened at the distributing Poet Office at San
Francisco, and only soch as contain money and other val
uable articles returned. This would save the expense
and tronhle cf-etnrning this immense mass of trash to
be opened and burned at Washington.
The Madison Banner comes up manfully to the
support of the Courier. Speaking of Garber he says:
" As to the cbargAf treachery, we sincerely believe
that there is more "nuine democracy this day in our
neighbor's little finger than in the editor of the Sentinel's
whole body."
If you jodge oor democracy by your own standard,
you are right
CT We learn by the Cincinnati Commercial that Sec
retary Corwin has had a long interview with Father
Matbew Did ha take the pledge?
CTW. C. I lannegan declines to run for Congress in
the 9th District, Kentucky John C. Mason has a clear
XTHou. Robert Dale Owen is a candidate for Kepre
aeotative in Poeey eoonty
JTCol. W. R. Haddon declines being a candidate for
Oangresa in the sixth District Ind
rr William Finckney Whyt, is the Democratic can
Site foT Congress ia the Baltimore District Maryland.
Foreign Impudence.
The fol In Winer rPHohif inn vn nlnntl or on onti.cln.
Very meetiog held in Corkj ireiand( 0n the 27th of May :
D.l 1 Tl. -. J..: . i
1 - u rB iu wpre U n nenri) syi .
yaiuj wiju me minions 01 our oppressed ienow men, still
held in chains in that land of boasted freedom, as well as
with the lnends of the Anti-Slavery cause throughout
America, whom we would fain cher on in their arduous
struggle on behalf of suffering humanity, amid the diffi
culties and perils which surround them ; and earnestly
beseech our fellow professors of the Christian name in
that country to put away from them this enormous evil
and to afford cverv assistance to those noble-minded
men who are laboring to efface from the national escutch
eon so deep and toul a stain.
Millions of their fellow men still held in chains !
Strange that these disinterested Philanthropists could
not, in their own City of squalid poverty, hunger
want, and starvation, find some objects for their charity
and benevolence. In the very city of Cork and at the
doors of these kind and benevolent men, are thousands
of poor, miserable human beings, of their own kith and
kin, in a state of absolute want and destitution; whose
condition and future hopes, if they remain there, are in
finitely worse than the slaves on any cotton or sugar
plantation in the South. These meetings are composed
ol the nabobs and aristocrats, who think they were born
already booted and spurred to ride their poor and desti
tute neighbors, and whilst thoy send up prayers for the
slaves on this continent, on the same breeze is wafted the
groans of the dying and the cries of ragged misery from
their own. By millions we have rescued their poor and
destitute, given them homes, happiness and freedom.
'.Then famine stalked over that green isle, we sent our
ships ladened with the staff of life, which we gave cheer
fully, and in return our political and social institutions
are derided and contemned.
UTThe new Postage law went into operation yester
day. The rates are now as follows: For single letters,
weighing one-half ounce or under, under 3.000 miles, 3
cents ; over 3,000 miles, 6 cents. Double letters are those
which weigh over onnee, and not exceeding one ounce,
and are subject to double the above rates. Weekly
newspapers circulate free in the county where publish
ed; when sent under 50 miles the postage is 5 cents per
quarter; and when over 50 ami not exceeding 300 miles,
10 cents per quarter. Transient newspapers weighing
1 ounce ami under, when sent any distance under 500
miles, have to be pre-paid, at the rate of one cent each
One cent stamps, having on them the head of Franklin,
printed in blue ; three cent stamps, having the head of
Washington, printed in red ; and twelve cent stamps for
Foreign letters, all well executed, were received at theHure at its is- s-.-ssmS; sanJ agaihtt the repeal of the
Indianapolis Post Office this morning.
!C7 The Democratic Mass Meeting, which assembled
in Madison on yesterday, nominated the following county
For Representatives -John A. Hendricks; DdlnJ
For Sheriff John Chambers.
Associate Judges Nathan Robinson; Jos. Woods.
CThe Brookville American rejoices that the contest
in the fourth District is between Parker and Julian.
The Editor says:
The battle is to be between Parker and Jnlian, and
July will be a hot month in that District. The contest
now comes in the shape we like it. In the first place we
have no fears of the result. And in the next place the
Democratic party in that District will be so thoroughly
scattered, destroyed, transferred and swallowed that
they will never be found again, and in the approaching
Presidential contest, their loss will earry the State for
Fillmore or Scott, whoever may be the Whig candidate.
This is distinctly understood by Whigs and discerning
Democrats. Every man that votes for Geo. W. Judas
must be in favor of the repeal of the Fugitive Slave Law.
whilst this bill is one of the main pillars of the Demo
crat c Platform.
The prospect for crops in Iowa looks gloomy indeed.
The Burlington Telegeaph of the 21t ult., says:
Thk Weather. After two or three days of pleas
ant weather, we were again visited yesterday morning
with a heavy rain. The hopes of our farmers become
more fi t every day.. The yorqaa have greatly injured
the wheat crops and the chanees of securing even hall
a crop of corn are already nearly desperate: AH must
feel sensibly this unlooked for calamity. It will inter
rupt materially the interests of all classes, and will M
cesariif ckmp.Mi to some extent the artier with w'iicli
the peepfe in all parts of the Slate were enteriug upon
varioua measures ot internal improvement. This, it is
true, snotfld not be the case, as a similar visitation may
not happen again in a half century ; still the misfortune
is so wide spread, and in many instances so disastrous
it will be but natural if people should, for a time at
least, yield to feelings ef more or less despondency.
The true philosophy is to " hang on to the willows"
bnt is not every one who has the fortitude and presence
of mind to adopt so sensible an expedient. If all would
do so, our troubles would soon pasa away. If every
one would double his energies and go ahead steamboat
fashion, we should soon find that perseverance will re
move mountains, and that a Arm reliance upon Divine
Providence will make us equal to any emergency .
Mississippi. An active contest is going on in this
State by the friends and opponents of Southern Con men
tions and Congresses. Below we present the Congres
sional and State nominations made by the different
Union. Resistance.
1. Rev. D B. Nabers. Jacob Thompson.
2. John A. Wilcox. W. Scott Featherston.
3. John D. Freeman. 'William McWillie.
4. A. B. Dawson. A. Gallatin Brown.
Late Member.
H. Stuart Foote. John Anthony Quitman.
Secretary of State.
James A. Home. Jo. Bell.
William Clark. R- Griffith.
Daniel R. Russell. George T. Swann.
Chancellor. (3 Independent candidates,) J. I. Guion,
C. S. Tarplev and Charles Scott.
Chancery Clerk. J. P. Jones, Independent.
J Every boat arriving at Cincinnati from New Or
leans, brings its cargo of disease. The Commercia
says that some of the boats have as high as 40 cases ol
cholera and ship fever on board. The Hospital is fail of
these, but there are very few caaes originating in the
city. .
ETThe Cincinnati and Lonisville mail line, will leave
Louisville, at 10 o'clock a. St., instead of 11, as here-
J- The Cincinnati Commercial says that counterfeit
three-cent pieces are in circulation in that city.
(ET Hon. Speoeer Jarnagm, fortnely a United States
Senator from Tennessee, died of cholera in Memphis a
few days ago
CT The Rochester New York Times has raised the
name of Gen Wool as the Democratic candidate for the
r )ti, iiirwit ia now nrocresu)g. The
. Uv WMVv ,11. . . " f V M "
weather is very fine, tbe crop perfect, and from every
part of the 8tate the papers speak of the yield as being
nnuanally large.
Prom the Alexandria Gaxette.l
The Union Canse.
A great battle for the Union is now going on, both at
the INorth and the South. In both quarters of the coun
try there is disaffection and ultraisra. In both sections
tru patriots have taken the field to combat prejudice;
error, and fanaticism. In both divisions of the country
the contest will have to Be decided on the soil where the
issue was joined, and where the parties reside.
At the North, disunionism rears its horrid front in the
guise of opposition to the Fugitive Slave Law, and con
tinued threatened aggressions upon the rights of th
South. This form of quasi rebellion and treason, we
have always contended, is more dangerous than any that
lias yet appeared in the country. It wants the boldness
and manliness of open resistance, whilst in its conse
quences it undermines, not only the Government, but the
tabric of society.
At the South, disunionism shows itself in morbid jeal
eusy and deep-rooted prejudice in complaints at some
real wrongs and injuries, and in loud-momhed declama
tion at many imaginary evils. It is bold-fronted and de
termined in its purposes.
Against this spirit of disunion, thus two-faced, and
thus dangerous ; against these factions of different as
pects but of one soul, the great party of the people, in
favor of the Union of the States and the rights of the
States, has risen up, and stands as a bulwark of protec
tion anu delence.
There is, however, as we have said particularly, Union
parties at the North and Union parties at the Sonth. the High Priest cf Slavery, upon the altar of this pro
Each of these parties has, in its own section, a great I slavery administration. Julian will outride this sea of
uty to perform and great responsibilities to assume : and
their leaders ought to be sustained and upheld, no matter
to which of the political parlies they may have blonged,
or do now belong.
I be question is, shall this great, happy, glorious L nion
be preserved, or shall the machinations of Abolitionists
at the North, and Secession's. at the South, prevail?
Upon this question, surely, mere temporary political
party differences may be allowed to sink and disappear.
When the Union shall have been saved, partisans may
divine their movements, and renew their schemes. But
first let us save the Union.
Pennsylvania Whig Convention.
Among the resolutions adopted by the Convention on
Tuesday, (92 to 27,) one declared " that the adjustment
measures of the last Congress shall be faithfully observ
ed and respected by the Whigs,'' but from the' remarks
f Gov. Johnston and others, it is evident that the acquies
cence thus promised, is only to last until such time as a mo
dification can be effected. An amendment offered bv Mr.
Scott, ol Pniladelphia, " that the provisions of the Con
stitution in reference to the rendition of fugitives held to
service or labor, demand and shall receive from our par
ty a faithful, manly, and unequivocal support," was shut
out by the previous question ; yea 71, nays 48. Are we
to understand that a majority of the Convention will not
agree to givo a faithful, manly and unequivocal support
to the provisions of the Constitution in reference to the
rendition f fugitives? If so, Hsiiawlvania Whfgyiry
is in a bad way. Looking at these votes, and at the
tact that almost all tho Whig members ol the Lecisla-
i5 enactnent which forbids the use of its prisons for
the temporary lodgment of fugitive slaves when claimed
by their masters and arrested under due process of law,
we are compelled to believe, either that the feelinp
among the Whigs of Pennsylvania on the subject of the
Compromise is not what it should be, or else that, under
the lead of Gov. Johnston, thev are playing :i game with
"h rlew to secure the votes of the Abolitionists. Gov.
j Johnston, in his speech before the Convention, sta.cd
1 that ' if the Fugitive Slave Law could be amended, or
made perfect," i. e. abolitionized so as to defeat its own
objects, " he would, if called upon to vote, support the
amendment." He said, "the people were told not to
ask the amendment for fear of disunion; but he did not
think that any one Act of Congress would dissolve this
Union.'' And again, " He esteemed it the duty of
every man to teach his neighbor the impossibility of dis
union." This is so exactly the lingo of the Sewardites
of this State, that we cannot doubi there is a concert of
action between the parties. They are in favor of the
"essential modification " of the law, and lest there
should be any misgivings about -it on the score of public
policy and safety, they proclaim that the dissolution ol
the Union is impossible! Can we believe that they are
sincere in such declarations, at a moment when one of
the original States is avowedly anxious for a Southern
Confederacy, ami when all the Southern States declare
that upon the faithful execution of the Fugitive Slave !
Law depends the continuance ol the Union.
The nomination of Gen. Scott by the Convention, in
exact chorus with the Seward organs at Albany, and
elsewhere, is another evidence of a foregone conclusion.
All the other Whig candidates for the Presidency are
avowedly in favor of the compromise as it is. But Gen.
Scott is supposed to be uncommitted, and the Seward
and Johnston Whigs have therefore pitched upon him as
a man who, with adroit management on the part of the
.-ire-pullers, may receive the votes of the Abolitionists.
They are evidently shaping their course for a coalition,
with that miserable faction , in the choice of Presidential
electors. If the Whig party sustain this course, we
hazard nothing jn sayinjr they will be whipped out of
house and home. ' The Democrats will take advantage
of the blunder, and elect their own candidate with a
rush. Brouglrt leMiWtler such auspices, Scott will
not eet the vote of a single sfaveholding State. Journal
of Commerce.
Importakt to Yotmo Lames over twenty-five.
The following advertisement is copied from a New
Orleans paper. This wonderful discovery is said to be
a new and heretofore undiscovered branch of the science
of Biology:
Mrs. Imogene H. Lord has just arrived in thk ci
from New York, where thousands have been made so-
premv-iy hanpy through ner skill, öhe announces te the I
Ladies of New Orleans that she is able toiaJpWaVtr :
them a means to obtain the affections of such of the
ither sex as they may wish to c.ptivate. She will
promptly reply to any letter, addressed to her name at
the New Orleans Post Office, enclosing $1 . and apquÄint
he applicant with this rare secret. Mrs. L. wiiraTaD
.11 charms to cause the wearer to rrrniliiallv crow-
vonnger and more beautiful, on receiving an encldJil(Ti
of $2.
ExPoaTATroN or Specie. The money article in yes
terday's Herald says: "The steamship Pacific, for
Liverpool, did not tase out as mucii specie as reporteu.
Engagements are usually made for shipping specie, some
time previous to the departure of the .steamer, for much
larger amounts than arc shipped, so as to avoid disap
pointment. The Pacific takes out nine hundred and
twenty-eight thousand dollars in American gold, and
three thousand dollars in English silver, making a total
of $931,000. This added to tho shipments by the Asia
and other vessels, makes the aggregate exportation of i
specie for tbe week, nearly two and a half millions of!
dollars, and nearly six millions since the 1st of June.
This largo and steady shipment of gold and silver is
operating unfavorably upon the public mind, but we
.V. 1. - A.. ' ' 11.. XT
tiunK, witnout reason.
The receipts of gold at New
ive been at least fifty per cent,
larger than the exports, and tbe difference will be still j announced as a candidate before the convention asscm
greater as the season advances. With such large sup-. 0ie(j and that the convention had nominated a man a-
i ' t II J. r . - . I J l" ; - :. Id Al.BAln..lM : I . . I TT : . Ilia. ,,,, lk. ',.r man nnn.
plies Ol g"HI Ulist iruin aiuoi uia, n is nuooiuiciy neue-
sary that we should send some of it abroad. We have
no use for the whole of it at home, and can pay for a
portion of our imports in gold, as well as in any ot our
other staple products." Newark, N. J., Eagle.
Gen. Lane in Oregon.
Gen. Lane, who has been nominated for Congressional
delegate by both parties in Oregon, will probably have
no opposition in the election, the Uregonian ol tne 6a
May mentions his arrival there, and his intention to visit
several portions of the territory to make a more genera
Acquaintance with the people. 1 he Uregonian, although
a whig paper, and well conducted, promises mm its
support. Ul course he will be elected, under all these
to be prominent ia the political field, when it is known,
as it will be Known, that ue is oi commanding presence,
talented, shrewd, and possessing firmness of the real old
Hickory stamp. Cin. Enquirer.
Death of Gen. Arbuckle.
Gen. Matthew Arbuckle, one of tba oldest and most
respected officers ol the army, died at Fort Smith, Ar
kansas, on tbe 11th ult.
MnmitanAfla rut x7 flrA nrotti' fOrTQin f n ft f lin Will
S .ft . 1 I
-r-'-r 'tZkZ LJi sT waah Trousdale, " submit. "
ington. A man who could so distinctly impress himself writhes in H&fJ ad.
ik. mfUoün nf an srmv did Lane, will not fail mission. Phil. Aetc.
Rich and Racy.
Fifteen hundred democrats of the 4th District, met at
Cambridge on Saturday last, to decide as to the policy
I nominating another democratic candidate lor Con
''ress in opposition to Julian. After the organization of
the meeting a resolution was passed that all democrats ,
present, who did not vote for Gen. Cans in '48, leave the I
room, when all but 345 retired. Judge Test then offer-
cd a resolution to the effect that it was expedient to '
make a nomination, which on being put, was negatived, ,
as follows yeas 161, nays 184 majority of the Cass de-
mot-rats against nominating a candidate over Julian J
33. After several speeches by Test. Morton. Calo-
well. Hoover, Read, Bigler, Tell, and others, the Con
others, the Con-
vention adjourned, resolved to use every honorable effort
to secure the election of the tried and laithful servant of
the people, G. W. Julian.
The beauty of this whole affair, lies in the fact that a
certain " dictator," who saw fit to " add " to the cardi
nal doctrines of the democratic party, and " classify "
the democratic press, spent several days riding through
the District, and urging the democracy to nominate a
ticket ia opposition to the present one. It will be ne-
cessary to place "Sentinels" on every stump in the
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Uistnct, to prevent the return of that radical democrat
to Congress. Julian does not endorse the Fugitive j 'V ol Jonn rvomnson, as a - wneip. aucn ian
Slave Law as a test of democracy, sine aua non. there- sruacre is inannrnnint nnrl nnliPonmino
iV. ..-. i. i. I . -.1 r i. I -a i i
i"it- iiiui iic iic iiuuiuu ii oiu ins lair, ana sacriucea nv
opposition and safely moor his bark in the great harbor
of State. Lafayette Courier.
The above is rich and racy in several particulars
Rich in falsehood, and racy in its extravagant allusions
Fifteen Hundred democrats met at Cambiidge ! A
request was made, says the editor, that all retire except
those who voted for Gen. Cass in 1848, and that under
that request all retired except 345. So that of this
mighty democratic gathering, there were only 345, who
had not bowed the knee to Baal. 110 had voted for
Van Buren in 1S4S in opposition to tho regular nominee
of the democratic party. After several speeches. &c.
they " resolved to use every honorable effort to secure the
election of the tried and faithful xsrvant nf th nennle.
Gav r i- ir . i j - u out through Ripley and Decatur counties: another in
. H . Julian. we have looked in vain ttmonz the . r . . t
. u ..u "I, , rapid process of construction to Paris, in Jennings coun-
proceedings of the Convention for such a resolve. If i ty ; and another m iking good progress towards Lexing
it was adopted it has been omitted in the publication, ton, in Scott county.
Radical Democrat. This is the first time wo ever heard f .TT""1 f into(rM,ad'son thj
! fall, will be unprecedented, if the proper efforts be made
Mr. Julian so classed. What will such old tried Jack- , by our business in'-r to attract it; and if we ever hope
son Democrats as Ross Smiley, John Loder, Elisha j to hnild up here a city of importance, new is the time to
Vance. Wilson Thompson, Manlove Caldwell. John V.
. , T v.. ,.. t w
Lindsev, James Osborn, William Watt, O. P. Morton,
John Stiggleman, Ezekiel T. Hickman, Edmund John-
son, Daniel Mowrer, Joseph Holman, and a host of i
others whieh we n.ght name, say when they see Geo. j
W . Julian, the eaemj aud reviler of Jackson, of Polk, !
an L ays, e assert as a radteai democrat, wni st thev i
are set down as the bogus coin. We wish every radi
cal democrat in the District could read this extract. We
hope our friend Elder, by way of aiding Mr. Julian,
will re-publish it, so that the old fashioned democrats
may see who isjto be their leader, and where they are
going if they follow him. "Radical Democrat!" A
man who never voted a democratic ticket in his life, and
who never will. Who openly declares that he will not I
vote for the nominee of the national democratic party, I nj, church. Stands high in the masonic fraternity was
unless they adopt the Buffalo free-soil platform. If that j at one time Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge of Indi
is Radical Democracy in Indiana, then Heaven save us j ana served with credit in the Senate of this State for
from the scourge. three years. A Whig unyielding in his principles, nev-
i. ' , , ., . i er wavering in sunshine or in shadow. He is now a can-
0"Ve have recently conversed with a gentleman , . -
from the third (John L. Robinson's) district, and he ! d,date for ingress. It may be wrong for him to have
aives it as his opinion that there is not a doubt but that ' taken this step. We certainly have no desire to see him
Robinson will be defeated. Robinson is strongly sus- e)ected, and would greatly prefer the election of either
pecieu oi irautng in ibs jjoiius, anu mat in vuiins ioi
the Ten Million Bill, he had more than one object in
view. It aynt County Whig.
The charge in the above that Mr. Robinson was trad
ing in Texas bonds is infamously false; and any insinu
ation that he was influenced in his votes in favor of that
grea' leading feature of the compromise measures by
rnr rfS rt , ,r inAroAnorr mnliVAc 1 11 n fr tin A tt in Cant Tf
. . , r ... . T , u 1
convinces us, however, of one thing: that John B. Stitt i
ia at neart opposeu to tne compromise measures, it i
. - . - I . " T
not, why make this infamous charge against Mr. Rob
inson for voting for that feature in the compromise,
which the administration regarded as of more importance
than .ill others combined Whnt has Mr. Robinson or i
, . e , , ... , , j
his friends done to merit this assault? Have they said
aught against Mr. Parker? Col. Watts is a Whig, but 1
, ...
on The compromise measures he occupies the same
u ir u e ir j f.u
ground as Mr. Julian. Yet the professed friends of the
. r t
compromise who are urging democrats to vote for Par-
f.; . tv. . . . . . o i Ttr .4 1
ker in the Fourth District, are sustaining Col. Watts in
.L itm j l : u r .u A r nan.. !
tne i lliru, who is iuo nuiuiuvc oi iuc iicg-suu P
Oh consistency ?
XTCol. George W. Carr, is still, canvassing
SjUiJtrict as an Independent candidate for Congress
in QODflHion to GpAc Willis A. Gorman, the regular
.fty-Tominee or the Democratic party. This fact we record
more in sorrow than in anger. Col. Carr has been a
with t he Indiana Democracy ; but if he persists in
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ruaning, he wilt certanjf wso ms position as a party
man, aadlW the "sympathy "and respect of his political
f, iCnds. He will have the sympathy, bsHnotthe support,
of bis political opponents. We copy the following from
tliAiincenTIJSe.niinel which is a notice of the
Meehsorffie several candidates; we only copy that
part'in reference to Mr. Carr, because it accords more
t th our feelings than many of the bittet ind denuncia
tory articles which we find in the Democratic press:
M Mr. Carr spoke last, and we were truly sorry when
we looked at thai good man, standing ap and trying to
break down the established usages of his party a man
who has always had the confidence and esteem of his
political friends everywhere. His speech was marked
with good sense, but we are pained to say it was char
acterized by an indiscreet pertinacity, and not true inde-
cadence. His views were clearly and logical ly-given,
but his position, running as an independent candidate,
Was wholly untenable. Col. Gorman proposed to Mr.
Carr, without equivocation, (as he seemed to think the
convention an unfair one) for both of them to return home
and call another each to remain at home and abide
;ts decision. To this, Mr. Carr demurred and said he
j was not running against the convention that he was
gaWSl mm. 11 uns is uui scium up iud uuu man "
er' ngainst the will, wishes, and usages of the Democra
cy of this. district, we know not what is. As much as
we admire Mr. C, for his many virtues, we cannot ap-
prove oi nis present position ioo uui ("""-'f1-3
better than men, and conventions lairiy gotten up, we
enrtninlv shall sustain. That the late convention re
flected the will of the people we oannot doubt ; there
fore, we will support the nominee with whatever ener
gy and ability we may possess, and oppose its enemies
with becoming courtesy and candor; attended with de
oided seal.
Tennessee. 'Higgery here is flat footed in defence
of the Compromise Bills. "Democracy" is only half
and half. The mocratic candidate tor uovernor,
because he can t help it but
tinder the necessity of sub-
How is Whiggery ir Pennsylvania? The resolutions
look both flat footed and long heeled Governor John
son. your Whig candidate, don't submit at all. Talk no
more shout Tennessee being half and half.
ILTThe whigs of the Capital are counting upon a gain
of four members of Congress in iodiana, tbe present
canvass. We would like to see their names. LmfametU
1 Journal whig).
The Third. District.
Col. Watts, unable to meet Mr. Robinson od the
stomp, is playing the sly game, traveling among the
peoplj, explaining to the free soilers and old liberty
raen to secure their vates. Clarkson seems alarmed for
fear Robinson will make converts among the National
Whigs who do not endorse the higher law doctrines of
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h,s frea 80,1 alhes- He therefore implores and urges the
people not to attend Mr. Robinson's meetings. But
hear him:
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'Yu maf. P hira t0 raaPk at least a f0!"
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nBrnimiTan niana r nara at n as r iac n yj mq ft
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labor in this county. If this is an average lor each
county, it will amount in the district to 1630 days more
than the whelp ever worked in his life.
And what good will it doT Will it change any votes?
Will the people be any better or any wiser? Will they
be any more peaceable neighbacf or courteous citizens.
Just the reverse."
For one remark in tmV extract we are sorry. We
are sorry that a gentleman of the character and stand
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1 n CT nl Mr. cTlnrlrcAn thnnlii cn lor i. n-rrof inmc. f ac tn
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diana of a want of liberality on the part of merchants.
j grocers, and produce dealers in that goodly city. This
we regret. We do not assert that there is any jnst
' grounds for these complaints. We only know they do
exist to the great injury of that city, which ought to
; command the trade of a larger portion of the State. On
I this subject we copy the following just remarks from the
Madison Tribune:
Madison never had better prospects of a heavy trade
than she "now has, with reference to the ensuing fall
business. The crops are likely tu be unusually good this
year ; our railroad facilities are greatly increased during
the last twelve months ; we have a plank road extending
: m"e tne cno" Viner clVes a wl",e com- !
! pete with ns for that trade, which we now, bv una i
proper means may brlog 10 Madjsoa) by liberal
i dealing keep here. We can and ought to give as good ,
prices for wheat and other products ot tne interior, as
aa na i,l at PinAinnAtl T TT PAHOA I ill irv Vl ft r T iMIi CVllla
an, e cftn afford t0 8e'H rocerieS) dry.goods, &c, ai
cheap as they can be bought in either of the before men-
uoneu cmes.
Eli P. Faritaer.
If the world was made up of such men as Eii P. Far
mer, it would be high time for honest men to leave it in
a hurry. Decatur Local Pers.
What has Eli P. Farmer done to set the whole whig
press yelping at him? and what does the editor of this
little dog fennel Gazette know about Eli P. Farmer?
Mr. Farmer is a Methodist minister of good standing in j
Mr. Carr or Col. Gorman, but it is unjust to charge him
with being a dishonest man.
Free Soil Convention.
We learn from the Ohio Press that " there was a
gathering of the Free Soil leaders, at Ravenna, on the
25th. Senator Chase, Judge Spalding, Samuel Lewis.
and J. R. Giddings, done up the speaking the Hutch
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incons diH the sinrrinor the ladies were out in larpc num
bers, and the ' Spiritual Rappers ' were about. The
resolutions of these ' black sniriis and white, blue spirit.
p. ,
and gray,' declare for an ' independent organization,'
recommend a State Convention at Columbus, a National
Convention at Cleveland, and an 'anti-compromise'
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In point of numbers the meeting s represented as a
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decided failure. Even tbe far famed Hutchinsons failed
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to attract a crowd. The thing is growing small by de-
grees and beautifully less.
Eighth District.
David Brier, whig, of Fountain county, has been
nominated for Congress in the 8th district, and James
Wilson, of Montgomery, for Prosecuting Attorney.
Gen. Scott.
The presence of Secretary Corwin seems to be infu
sing into the whig ranks of Ohio a decided anti-Scott
feeling. Two months ago, a whig convention in Ohio
would have nominated Gen. Scott lor the Presidency.
Now the leading whig organs oppose any nomination.
The Cincinnati Gazette says:
,.- We concur .with the Ohio State Journal, that no nomi
nations for the Presidency should be made. Nc such
purpose was indicated as among the objects of tbe Con
vention, and should a nomination be made, no matter ol
whom, it cannot fail to embarrass us at the Stale elec
tion, and will do no good to the person named. Let us
come up to the State election as one man, and make our
strength known. Let ns cultivate harmony in our ranks,
elect whig State officers, and in due time show an undi
vided front for a good, sound, able and experienced whig
for President. We have enough to do now without
weakening ourselves with that distracting question.
The same paper thus speaks of the nomination in
It will be seen that the Whig State Convention of
Pennsylvania presented the name of Gen. Scott to the
wings ot the Union, as " ueyona a question me cuoict
of the whigs of Pennsylvania," for the Presidential can
didate for 1852.
We regard this movement as injudicious and ill-judged
one that will be followed with injurious consequences
to Gen. Scott himself, and to tbe whig party in the Key
stone State. The next election in that State, will be
important and warmly contested. The whigs being
united a strong pull and a pull altogether
lid in-
are saccess which would give the whig party and the
candidate ol the party in laoz, a guaranty 01 success 1
gy. tms premature nomination ol Gen. Scott, the lnends
of other candidates will be dissatisfied,. their interest and
exertions in the State election very much lessened, and
if the whigs are defeated, the potency of Gen. Scott's
popularity will be seriously impaired in the National
Whig Convention which is to nominate a President.
We therefore expect that this movement, in its conse
quences, will he injurious to Gen. Scott and the whig
tarty in Pennsylvania. We hope and trust that tbe
Vhi'g State Convention of Ohio, on Thursday next,
will exnress no preference for anv particular Presiden-
tial dandidate. We desire to go into, and nght tnrough.
the next State election, as united whigs, uninfluenced
by any preference for, or dislike to, any Presidential
ETA Key West paper sap that the sponge which will
be gathered in that neighborhood during this season,
will be worth fifty thousand doljars. A number ol
French manufacturers are said to be using the material
in tbe making of the finest broad cloth, by mixing it with
wool or with cotton. The fabric produced by this com
bination equals in lustre the finest Saxony , and is as strong
as linen .
From the ew Orleans Crescent.
Early Explorers of Central North America.
While Lewis and Clarke proceeded up the Missouri,
: and thence to the Pacific. Mr. Jefferson entrusted to
General Wilkinson the selection of the offictr to explore
the sources of the Mississippi. Gen. Wilkinson Wat at
I that time the Captain Geueral of the -. a-t territory
j known as Louisiana. He selected Lieut. Zeboloo Pike.
He bad under his command a Sergeant, a Corporal and
i seventeen privates, compoHOg the party. He bad DO
subaltern officer, and no surgeon. It v as a paltry out-
I fit for such an important expedition. He left St. Loots,
I August 9, 1805, in a keel boat, seventy feat long, and
with four months provisions. Trapper and burners
doubtless had ascended the river previously; but there
1 were no accounts published, nor auv chart of this un
known river. He reached the source, as he Mipposed,
on February 1, 1806. Thus be was peiloimmg uia lour
in the depths of winter, in latitude lony-seven degrees
north. The exposures and hardships suffered by tba
party, have been equalled orHy by the party under Col.
Fremont. Since that period, a more perfect exploration
has led to the discovery of other sources. 1 be head
waters of the river consist of a labyrinth of lakes. Id
the e remote regions, he met several Indian traders,
belonging to the British Companies, from a bom he re
ceived the utmost hospitaliiy. After a short stay, ha
commenced his journey home, and arrived at St. Louis
on the 30th April, l806.
So well pleased was General Wilkinson with hie
i labors, that he immediately ordered him on another ar
1 duous tour. The second expedition embraced the ex
' ploration of the source of the Great 0age, the Arkan
sas, and the Kcd Kivers. He lelt St. Louis, on July 15
This region was at that time as little known as ibe inte
rior of Africa. The only traveleis had lieen French tra
ders, who carefully kept their information to themselves
He traced these different rivers to their sources, and
published charts of them and of the Mississippi, which
were made from direct observation. He inadvertently
crossed the boundary, and found himself in the Spanish
Territory. This originated from his crossing the waters
of Red River, and taking the Rio Grande fur that river
He was immediately waited on by a superior body of
Spanish soldiers, and escorted, under honorable surveil
lance, down the Valley of the Rio Granae to Chihuahua,
thence by San Antonio to Natchitoches, which place he
reached on July 1, 1807. His party consisted of two
Lieutenants, a Surgeon, two corporals and sixteen pri
vates. A comparison ot his tour with the observations
of gentlemen, lately from the Valley of the Rio Grande,
proves that but little change has occurred in tbe condi
tion of the country since that time. Pike and his party
encountered difficulties in this expedition, for want of
food and hardship, quite equal to those which attended
his first adventure. The publication of his Journal a ss
at a most epportune time, just when the excitement of
the Burr expedition and trial was at its height.
He was promoted to a captaincy in 1809. ard shortly
after was made Lieutenant Colonel of the Fourtn Regi
ment, which acquired so much glory in the battle of
Tippecanoe, though he had not joined it at the time
At the approach of the war he became Colonel, and, in
1816, was appointed Brgadier General. He was killed
at the taking of Yorktown, by tho explosion of a maga
zine. He was a man of superior education to either Lewis
or Clarke. Iti youth his indomitable perseverance and
capacity of endurance, recalls the character of Fremont,
whose more extensive explorations were made with am
ple mean. His early death doubtless retarded the im
mediate continuance of expeditions to the western coast
of tbe continent.
CT-Tbe following extracts from a report made to Con
gress, in February, 1S36, apply well in discussing the
"Exclusion Clause" in our proposed Constitution. The
committee that made the report consisted of Messrs
Pinckney, S. C; Hamer, O. ; Pierce, N. H.; Hardin,
Ky.; Jarvis, Me.: Owens. Ga.; Muhlenberg, Peon.,
Dromgoole, Va.; and Turrill, N. Y.
"And here let us ask, loo, what would be the condi
tion of the non-slaveholding States, themselves, as re
gards the blacks? Are tbey prepared to receive myri
ads of negroes, and place them upon an equality with
the free white laliorers and mechanics, who constitute
their pride and strength? Will the new States conet
that their territory shall be occupied by negroes, instead
of the enterprising, ietelligent and patriotic white pope
lation, which is daily seeking their borders from other
portions of the Union? Sball the yeomanry of those
States be surrounded bv thousands of such beings, and
the white laborer forced into competition and association
with then.? Are they to enjoy the same civil and politi
cal privileges as the free white citizens of tbe north and
west, and tobe admitted into social circles as their friends
and companions? Nothing less than nil this will consti
tute perltet freedom, and the principles now maintained
by those who advocate emancipation would, if carried
out, necessarily produce this state of things. Yet. who
believes that it would be tolerated for a moment! Al
ready have laws been passed in several of tbe non-slave
holding States to exclude free blacks from a settlement
within their limits, and a prospect of general and imme
diate abolition would compel them, in self defence, to re
sort to a system of measures much more rigorous and
effective ban any which have yet been adopted. Driven
from the south then, tbe black would find no plata of
refuge in the north; and as before remarked, otter ex
termination would be the probable, if not the inevitable,
late of the whole race. Where is the citizen, than, that
can desire such results? Where is the American alio
can contemplate them without emotion? Where the
abolitionist that will not pause, in viea- of the direful
consequences of his scheme, both to the whites end
lacks, to the north and to tbe south, and to the whole
Union at large ?
"If there is a feature by which the present age may
be said to be characterized, it is that sickly sentimental
ity which, disregarding the pressing claims and wants
of bis on immediate neigbltoroood, or town, or State,
wastes and dissipates itself in visionary, and often very
mischievous, enterprises, for the imaginary benefit of re
mote communities. Troc philanthropy, rightly nnder
stood and properly applied , is one of the purest and most
ennobling principles of onr nature ; bnt, misdirected or
perverted, it degenerates into that fell spirit of fanati
cism which disregards all ties, and tramples on all obsta
cles however sacred or vererable, in the relentless prose
cution of its horrid purposes."
mi anu Affair.
Two weeks ago we noticed the case of a supposed sui
cide by a roan found suspended to the limb of a tree, a
lew miles over the river, near St. Marys. The Inquest
at tbe time gave a verdict of self murder. Among some
clothes found near the spot, was a pair of pantaloons,
which, on being washed since, were found to have boles
through the waistbands resembling marks of a bullett
This circumstance with others created suspicions that
all was not right. Two days ago the neighkmrs to tbe
number of one hundred and fifty assembled, and had the
body disenterred, when on examination by Dr. Hogue,
of New Goshen, two holes were found if the shirt, still
on the body, corresponding with those in the pantaloons,
leaving no doubt by any one present, that the deceased
had been murdered, and then suspended to a tree, in or
der to do away suspicion of any foul deed. Tbe body
was too much decayed to show any mark of a bnilett
Tbe teeth were also broken in a manner which indicated
a blow on the face.
Dr. Hogue on further examination found a handker
chief tied mood the body nnder the ebirt, which contain
ed a Land Warrant with a receipt from D. S. Danaldsoa
for the purchase money The variant is assigned by
D. S. Danaldson to Rufns Reeves, and the receipt given
in the name of Rofns Reeves. It is now sseertained
that a young man of that name, recently lived with his
uncle, Sol. Franklin, near Terre Haute; left home for
the west, some six weeks since, with this very tame
Land Warrant, in order to locate hie land somewhere ia
Illinois. It is said he had a difficulty with some person
or persons in Terre Haute as he passed through, and
the supposition now is that he was murdered, and then
suspended to a tree, in order to create tbe belief of sui
cide, and do away the suspicion of death by other hand
The matter will undergo further examination. Wabash
A Fact. " He whaadvert es judiciously and ex tan
sively," says an exchange, "oan afford to sell to his cus
tomers to better advantage than he who does net because
he adopts the correct means to multiply their number,
and secure to himself a much larger amount of business
Ha who does the Unrest business can do it at the small
est per centage of profit." Readers of the newspaper
can always, therefore, know where to get the cheapest
goods, by looking to see who advertises the Mat exten
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