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Dinwiddle, -4 T k TTPtTT Cnm nil at Pin Annirn ot'. 1 1 jw.ntirlMOfl Jt to offer his MEDICAL SERVICES to the citizens of Howard Uounty. 05-OfTice on the South East side of the public square, where he can usually be found in the day; at night at his residence, 3d door below the Bank. Fayette, April 10th, 1847. DRS. J. C. PARRISH & A. PATTISON, """OTANIC Physicians, haviner permanently lo- .13 cated themselves near Fayette, on the place lately occupied by Washington Bushears, about one quarter oi a nine norm ensi ui nmuugnuy Williams', offer their professional services, in all its various branches, to the citizens of Howard county. They respectfully solicit a share of public patronage. ftj-Dr. J. C. Parbish will also practice Dental ourgery. ireDruary urn, vui. DR. J. S. CLARK, Surgeon Dentist, 4 doors north of the Planter's House, SAINT LOUIS. MO. TVt. CLARK refers to his patients, of the last XJ eight years, in tne city ann oiaie St. Louis, teorusry utn, 1041. 48 6m. L. D. Brewer, ATTORNEY AT L.AW, 'T17'ILL attend to any business entrusted to T hira in the second juaicmi iismm. REFERENCES. Browning- & BosnsEL, Quincy, Illinois. A. W. Morrison, Esq.,) FayeUe, Col. J. Davis, S W. Picket, Benton, Miss. Col. P. H. Fountain, Pontafock, Miss. n . . Jt. Onx-rca If lintavil le. Mo. rrT-OfSce McCAMPBEL'sBuildines. Huntsville, MoT Randolph co., Dec lath, '40. 40-ly WISTAU'8 1IALSAM OF Wild Cherry. THE GREAT REMEDY FOR CONSUMPTION. AMONG all the famous medicine for Consump tion, none seems to be meeting with greater success, or gaining a higher reputation than that most wonderful article, WISTAR'S BALSAM OF WILD CHERRY. That it stands at the head of all other remedies, is now universally conceded. It has cured thou sands upon thousands, of all classes, in cases of the most dangerously consumptive character. nd physicians of the greatest eminence, throughout our whole country, unhesitatingly pronounce it the mnxT POWERFUL CURATIVE of Pulmonary diseases in the W Pharmacy. The sales in me ..v-...w thus far been unparalleled; and the most gratifying proofs of its efficacy have been received from ev iry place where it has bten used. Thousands of 'CONSUMPTIVE PATIENTS have already tested its exalted virtues, and con fessed its surpassing excellence and amazing cower. The remarkable success of this Balsam is nodoubtowing, in a great measure, tothepecu liarly agreeable and powerful nature of its ingro- d,W,UA" HERBAL MEDICINE! Composed chiefly of Wild Cherry Bark and the cenuine Iceland JWo-(the latter imported ex pressly for this purpose.) the rare medical virtues r -i.. -nmhinoil. hv a new chemical OI wnicn are isu vv..... - - -process, with the Extract oj Tar, thus rendering y. ..iihiiiiKi rm-taln and cfuca- tne wnoie cuiuuuuhu m .. - i i r,.- cious ever uiscuvcicu ConumiUoii of the Lungs, Liver Affections, . , .i, i! .. -, th. Houniratorv Orsrans Reader! Be not startled to see this t hreat Amer ican Remedy supplanting every other Balsam before And trftv'!(J ' when b' ll hundredf4n? thousands of cures, in cases heretofore considered hopeless, are being performed in all parts of the Certiflcates'of which record volumes in favor of this iust y celebrated remeuy. terThe genuine Wistar's Balsam is sold in V . ..'iiopip lil.AKSLY. Genern St. L0UI8 DV riiM" " i , . . . Agent.. And for sale by their .gei in the M lowing places: Dr. Snelson, Fayette R. P. Han- lowing ni.cniu: McCampbell Sl ENKAMP oL yu., " -'8-- - V Coates, Huntsville; w ; ville. Jjecemuer i4um; m. ..111m frnriiei' . ... .1.-tl.nt talks of taking Hi, ain i one 01 ura u , - a trip to Europe to buy his goods, and I goe down Est and buys a lew iiunuiou - - "" . . i : .k. .mm.ni .in crinirer cakes Top. a week at Philadelphia re-id.ng . gns come. borne, prehaps, the most noin' cr.t er in all these parts. .uiasgoiv, ijbtoiu"-. .1w ll.i v ill. 1 it ...u.. i.. uainahla Dlaster, can cot the genuine article at Carroll's corner for half price, ami noiinngnnuricr. (ilasgow, nov. TJOYS' cloth, plush acorn top, '"' T" XJ tor saio oy fertcmber 19lh, lO- B OO N' S LI C K f lllST ERROR CEASES TO BE DANGEROUS, WHEN REASON IS LEFT FREE TO CO Mil AT. IT." Jefferson. Vol. 8. FAYETTE, MISSOURI, SATUKDAY, JL'IY 31, 1847. IVo. 31. A Kcsciie.to the Aftlietcd! THE CELEBRATED JEW DAVID'S OR HEBREW PLASTER. A Certain Remedy for all fixed Pains in the SIDE, BACK, CHEST, BOWELS, LOINS, MUSCLES, Rheumatism in all its varied forms, Nervous Affections, Lung and Liter complaints, Spinal Affections. Female weaknesses, &c, &c. For the above complaints this plaster has no equal. The great celebrity wmcn h nas airenuy uuquiruu nut only in the old but in the new world, the extra ordinary cures it has performed in the most ex treme cases of suffering, have acquired for it such a reputation, that the proprietor has not (until recently) been aole to supply nan uiu ueumiiu. .The sales throughout every city, town, and vil lage in the United States are without a parallel ! ! A circumstance not surprising, when the vast amount of human suffering relieved by its use be considered. In spinal dejects the benefit usually of the most decided character, in nervous complaints, nineteen cases out of twenty readily yield to the penetrating st imula combined in this valuable preporauon. Tn Rheumatism either acute or cAronic the claims of the Hebrew Plaster have long since been uni versally acknowledged, lhose who are laboring under weak backs, no matter from what cause the weakness may have originated, (even if such person have tuen misguiueu in previous nppu- n.iinn in the use of the Hebrew 1'laster they will find the affected port suddenly restored to its original soundness. As a supporter in casus ui cwstitwnu, . ... i t. i -1" . .i . I . : .. ness it will oe luunu ui great uuvumua. in particularly recommended to Females who are suffering from sudden weakness, or generol de bility, "in short, it embraces all the virtues which the most scientific mind was capable of compound- ing from valuable substances tound in trie old world, and will be found entirely free from those objections which are a source of complaint with the numerous spread-plasters nOW before Hie pub lic fjThesQ, plasters possess the advantage of being put p in iigni cuxus, iieu".., inoj luimu their full-virtues in all climates. PHELPS & BLAKSLEY, Corner of Third and Chestnut sts. Rt. T.onis. Gen'l Aa'ts for the Western States. QjrPurchasers are advised none can be genuine unless purchased irom mem or meir ngems. Agents. Dr. Wm. R. Snelson, Fayatto. R. P. Hanenkamp 4" Co-' Glasgow. McCampdell A Coates, Huntsville. W. C. Hill & Co., Keytesvillo. January 10th, 1S47. Saddles, Trunks and Harness. rf HE undersigned has just received a splendid J. assortment of materials from Philadelphia, and is now prepared to supply any calls in his line. tv He designs keeping on hand, in addi NpEki tion to his stock of Saddles, Bridles, &c. an assortment of travelling Trunks. Also, Carriage and Waggon Harness, of the neatest and best quality, all of which he will sell on as accommodating terms as they can be obtained in Hie upper country. He respectfully invites persons needing such articles to call and examine before purchasing elsewhere. Shoo on the corner a few doors below the store of Hughes, Birch &. Ward. LELAND WRIGHT. Fayette, Juno 26th, 1847. N. B. Cash customers can do best with cs: though to punctual customers tlte usual credit will be given. Corn, Wheat, Flour, Meal, green and dru Hides, Linen, Linsey and Janes, taken in whole, or in part, for work. Millinery. MRS. G. OLDHAM respectfully informs the Ladies of Fayette and vicinity, that she is prepared to attend to the above business in all its various branches. She flatters herself that the will be successful in pleasing them. Long con tinuance in the business has made her familiar with the different parts of it. Bonnets made to order at the shortest notice. Straw and braid Eonnets altered to the modern style and bleached. (fcJ-KeGidence soutn west corner oi tue puunc square. Millinery. MRS. B. A. SHEPHERD respectfully informs the ladies of Favette and its vicinity, that she is prepared with the latest fashions, and wi'l make and repair bonnets in tha neatest manner. She respectfully solicits their patronage. Work done with despatch and charges moderate. O-Residence in the South East corner of Fay. ette, opposite Mr. Headrick's. tayotte, April zn, i"Si(. i u Millinery. MRS. HANNA respectfully informs the La dies of Fayette and the public generally, that she is now crepared to execute all work en trusted to her care, on short notice, and in the newest style; and would be happy to receive the calls of her former patrons, and all others who mav fatnr her with their patronage, fktr Residence next door to the house recently ereoted'by Mr. Pnge. May 15lh, 1947. iu u To (Consumer of Iron and Steel. WE have on hand, and expect constantly to keep a large and well assorted stock, con sisting of liar iron ot various sizes, Round, Rod and Hoop do. American Blister, Cast and German Steel, To which we respectfully invite your attention. J. tUUULt,SBAliU.K. iy IO. Fayette, april !44th, 1847. 13AINTS, OILS, &ic.&, very large and general . assortment furnale by WM. R. SNELSON. Fayette, april 24th, 1B47. I3ERFUMERV I have received a large supply of Perfumery, consisting of Cologne Water, Cosmetics, Fancy Soaps, Oils, &c, which will be sold very low. wiu. tv. d.xilou. Fayette, March 87th, 1347. s HINGLES. A quantity of good Shingles on hand and for sale by J. RIDD LESUAUUidK J- UO. Fayette, april 24ih, ld47. LINSEED OIL AND WHITE LEAD, Castor Oil, Turpentine, Epsom Salts, Saleratus, Indigo, Madder, &.O., tie., all of the very best quality for sale by SWITZLER 4- SMITH. Fayette, April 24th, 1647. aOI RIND STONES. A superior lot of Qage VJi grit, fur sale low, by l ayette, april.Xltti, ton. GOD SAVE THE PLOUGH. BY UBS. SIO0UBKBT. See how the shining share Markelh earth's bosom fair, Crowning her brow Bread in its furrow springs. Health and repose it brings, Treasures unknown to kings God save the plough. Look in the warrior's blade, While o'er the tented glade, Hate brealbes ils vow Wrath, its unsheathing wakes, Love, at its lightning quakes, Weeping and wo it makes God save the plough. Ships o'er the wave may ride, Storms wreck their bannered pride, Waves whelm their brow But the well loaded wain, Garnering the golden grain, Gladdened the household train, God save the plough! Who are the truly great? Minions of pomp and state, Where the crowd bow. Give us hard hands and free, Cultures of field and tree, Best friends of Liberty God save the plough ! INTERESTING FROM MEXICO. Correspondence of the Republican. Perotk, Mexico, June 23d, 1847. Yesterday, about noon, the entire force that was at Jalapa succeeded in reaching here in safety, and without any loss what ever to the train. The march was con ducted under the immediate command of Brig. Gen. Cadwalader, who, although slow in his movements, is generally sure and safe. We were parts of four days in making a distance of thirty-five miles, owing to the unwieldincss of the train and the annoyance the guerillas gave us. They had posted themselves along the heights of the La lloya for nearly two miles, and were about a thousand strong. The pass of the La Hoya is much longer than that of the Cerro Gordo, though not so for midable, in my judgment; and in the hands of any thing like a war-like people, it would have been very difficult to have got the train through without immense loss. On the 20lh, we encountered the guer illas, and after some sis hours' skirmishing, in which we took eighteen prisoners, and killed between seventy and eighty of them, they were completely and effectually routed. We threw out, in' the first instance, large flanking parties, and then scaled every height both wiih our infantry and cavalry. Two caves were discovered by the 1st Artillery, in which were stowed large quantities of provisions, some ammunition, and a few fire-arms. Among the former were American hams, sugar and hard bread. After occupying the heights with our forces, so as to effectually command the pass its entire distance, the train was passed through and halted at the village of Las Visas, a short distance this side of the La Hoya. The evening previous to our attempting to force our way through the pass in the mountains, Col. Wynkoop, who is in command at this place and the castle of Perote, hearing of the number of the enemy that had posted themselves at La Hoyn with a view of cutting off the train, left at eight o'clock in the evening with the greater part of the 1st Pennsyl vania Regiment and Captain Walker's company of mounted riflemen. They were engaged with the guerillas, on this side of the pass, from eleven o clock that night up to the time we got through next morning, nnd did most excellent service. They drove the enemy for several miles back from the road, and burnt every rancho in their route, leaving desolate the whole country over which they passed. On our reaching Lasv igas, a pretty and nourish ing little town, it was found that the dwel lings were entirely deserted by the Mex icans, and was satisfactorily ascertained that thev had identified themselves with the guerillas. With the consent of the commanding general, tne torch was applied to the buildings, and in a few moments the entire town was one universal scene of conflagration. Every building in it, numbering between eighty and one hun dred, was destroyed by fire the only one that was spared being the neat little Cath olic church that adorned the town. Its solitary appearance among the smouldering ruins of tho town, created sensations bet ter imagined than described; and the ex ample set in this instance, it is greatly to be hoped, will have the effect of reslraining the enemy in future in their murderous course of warfare. Our loss was, comparatively speaking, nothing. Capt. Guthrie, of Iowa, attached to the 15th Infantry, was badly wounded in the knee, the ball having lodged between the bones, where it is impossible for the surgeons to reach it, without his under going an operation that he is unwilling to submit to. The opinion of the surgeons is, that it will not require amputation, though he will, of course, have a stiff leg, and be rendered unfit for service. In Capt. Walk er's company there was one private slightly wounded in the leg, and they had eleven horses killed. Captain Walker himself was verii slightly wounded in the hand scarcely enough to call it a wound. This was tho sum and substance of our loss. On reaching here, Gen. Cadwalader was met by an express from Gen. Scott, desir ing him not to advance with the train, ex cept in conjunction with Col. Childs' com mand, and the force that was to go forward from this post, as a large body of cav alry, between two and three thousand strong, with a small field battery, under the command of Generals Bravo and Al varez, had posted themselves between this and Pucbla, more with a view of securing a part of the train than in any expectation of doing much injury to our forces. We shall, therefore, have another brush with these gentlemen robbers before wo reach the advance of the army. But as the country is generally a plain, we can have a fair chance at them, and cut them up more effectually than was done at La Hoya. From here, we take six companies of the 1st Pennsylvania Regiment, under Col. Black, in addition to our force that we left Jalapa with; and the train will be mater ially lessened, in consequence of the num ber of wagons we leave here, that brought forward the sick and some subsistence de signed for this post. The sick, alone, re quired nearly forty wagons, all of which are to remain here. Colonel Wynkoop, with four companies of the 1st Pennsylvania Regiment, Capt. iaylors battery, and Capt Walker s com pany of mounted riflemen, remain to gar rison the castle of Perote and this town; which, when considering it is the principal hospital and tho depot of subsistence be tween the advance of the army and Vera Cruz, is certainly a very small force. But there is no other alternative, if Gen. Scott is ever to get to Mexico, so slow are tho reinforcements reaching him. In addition to the force now going forward under Gen. Cadwalladcr, it is expected that about two thousand more are now on their march from Vera Cruz to Puebla. If they arrive within four or five days after we do, they will be in time for the big battle that is tc be fought this side of the city of Mexico. Among the eighteen prisoners taken by us on the 20th inst. at La Hoya, were two Germans, deserters from our army. There are four others among the guerrillas that regret we could not have secured. The doom of the two captured will be that of a traitors death. Among the Mexicans ta ken, were three men of influence and wealth. One of them was an extensive coffee dealer, and has a large coffee plan tation in the vicinity of Jalapa. He had been treated with the greatest kindness by the army while grrrisoninc Jalapa, and the commissary of subsistence, Lieut. Blair, had paid him several thousand dollars for coffee and other articles purchased of him for the use ot the army, lie always pro fessed the greatest friendship for the Amer icans, received a great many favors from their hands, which he reciprocated by sel ling us property at the highest rates, up to the last day wo were at Jalapa, and then hastened to the fastnesses of the Perote mountains where he joined a guerrilla par ty to rob tho train and cut the throats of every American they could lay hands on. I hope he will be hung, "i7ii ccremonie." Another ot those taken, was also Irom Ja lapa, and was at once recognized by t number of our men and officers as a clerk in a store at that place. A third, who had a very genteel appearance, maintained that he was a professor in the college ot Jalapa llow he came to be out in the mountains of Perote among the guerrillas, is a ques tion. Being a literary character, howev er, I suppose ho was studying natural phi losophy. 1 trust lie will receive a lesson in hanging philosophy, that he as well as his associates will profit by. We are ta king them all on to head quarters, where, if the views and feelings ot the entire armv are consulted, they will at once be hung or shot. I was in hopes we would have left here to-dav, but in consequence of the insutli ciency of the quarter-master's department we shall not gel off before to-morrow, if we do then. Wc ought to get through to Pucbla in five davs, and flog all the Mexi can forces besides, that there is between this and the advance of the armv; yet wc do not move with more rapidity than we did from Jalapa here, it will take us from eight to ten days. The castle of Perote, next to that of San Juan de Ullon, is tho strongest fortification in Mexico. It is, however, in a most filthy eonditionfand the sick are dying out of the hospitals in large numbers, daily. Disease is making lar greater havnek among ou forces than tho enemy. Perote is a most miserable little place even for Mexico, though the country that surrounds it is pic turcsnue and grand in the extreme. The valley of Perote is a very fertile soil, an the fields ot corn, barley and wheat, are mmensely extensive. Upon the whole, it is more generally cultivated than any othe section of Mexico for tho same extent, over which I have passed. GOMEZ. A Boy Adopted by a Wolf. An officer of rank in the Indian army write from Feraz poor, that a male child, about seven years of age, has recently been discovered by son.e police in the den of a wolf. He can not speak and eats raw flesh. The boy is claimed by parties who say they lost him four years ago, when he was three years old, and it is supposed he had led a-wolf's life ever since. The magistrates still re tained possession of this strange founding, when tha letter detailing theso tacts was written, uenceiorm we may ceiieve in the legend of Romulous and Remus. hi erpool Albion. RJ-People laugh at tho fashions, and yet eveiy cody takes ore to lollow them. From tlie New Orleans Picayune of Jul u 144. AMERICAN PRISONERS IN MEXI CO PROBABLE ADVANCE OF GEN. SCOTT. We have, at last, direct accounts: from the American prisoners in Mexico, which nables us to clear up tho contradictory rumors we have had in relation to them. Letters were received here yesterday from Maj. Gaines by his brother, A. L. Gaines, dated in the city of Mexico, tho 20th of June, with the use of which we have been favored. It appears from them that the rank and file of the Prisoners have been re- eased and sent to Tampico. These were doubtless the individuals at Ilucjutla, as mentioned in our last. The officers had not been released .on the 20th of June. We give the greater part of Mnj. Gaines' etter, wnicn, it win ue seen, throws great :u r'- c .. . i, gin uu ucuciai oiium movements as wen as upon the late oi the American pris oners. City or Mexico, June 26, 1847. Dear Sir: I atn very sorry that I have it not n my power lo advise you of our releaso from bondage. This electable Government, in vio ation of repeated promises, and a solemn en gagement entered into wiih Gen. Taylor the doy after the battle of Buena Vistn, still detains us as prisoners of war. On the 3d inst., I received a note from the Government lo piesent myself at the castle of antiago, our late prison, and there receive the final determination of the authorities in our case. At the castle wa were informed tliot we were ex changed, and that we should depart next c'ay for Tampico the officers only, without the men and were directed to go to the palace, receive our instructions, expense money, &c. &c, pre paratory to our departure. At the palace wc were told to call the next doy, and on the next day we were informed that they wero without means to send us, and that we could not so Thus were our hopes blasted, nfter having 'made necessary pieparation on our part for the trin, This disappointment was the more galling because the reason assigned was known to be a mere subteifuge, and it turned out that four days after wards our men, one hundred and seventy in r.um. ber, were sent off to the same place without our knowledge, which required a much larger sum than it would have required to send the officers. indeed, it would have taken a very small ad- ditional sum to have sent us with them, and that we would cheerfully have paid ourselves. By sending off the men without our knowledge, they were suDiected to great sullerine and inconveni. ence on a long road to Tampico, without the preparation necessary in the way of clothinz. shoes, &c, which then in fact being furnished them. The true reason why the officers were not allowed lo accompany them remains to be seen. bince that lime (the 4th) I have heard nothinz from this infernal Government, if Government it may be called, but to day I have received en as surance fiom Gen. Scott that immediately upon his arrival in the vicinity of tha city, which will surely be within twelve days, he will moke a peremptory demand lor us. It will be complied, with, as I think. You may therefore look for me early in August. Gen. ocott we are assured hns made every possible effort to procure our enlargement, but to no purpose. His approach to this city will cer tainly take place in a very few days. His meas ures preparatory to moving are all taken, nnd preparations nearly complete. He comes with a lorce sumcient to accomplish lusobiect effectual- 'y- ... J have received no letters from the States except one Irom A. is.., since my captivity, so that the world as to me may be said to be hermeti cally sealed up. Here follow passages of a nn- lure altogether private and domestic, and the let ter concludes as follows. I have the most positive information of Gen. Scott's readiness to move on this capiiol within the next three or four days. He will have an easy conquest. aly intercourse wilh uen. Worth is frequent. By his generous conduct towards me, he has en deared himself to me for life. Your affectionate brother, JOHN P. GAINES. We regard these remarks of M-ijor Gaines upon the movements of Gen. Scott as of the ut most interest. He is a cool and cautious gentle man, guarded in what he says or writes, and must have strong grounds for the judgement he expresses as to the Mexican means of defence. We confess that our opinion as to'the degree of resistance Gen. Scott will encounter fiom the Mexicans has been modified by this letter; but that Gen. Scott would promptly and thoroughly flog the Mexicans when he met them, we have never doubted. This letter confirms the expec tation of our Vera Cruz correspondent, and of the editors in the city of Mexico, that Gen. Scott would advance from Puebla about the hst of June. We look eagerly for further arrivals from Vera Crua. MISSOURI VOLUNTEERS. St. Louis, July 3.1, 1817. Mr. Eiitor I hope the liberty I take in obtruding mtself upon your columns will be overlooked the object of it is to make proper mention of several galhint young of ficers, who, upon the field at 'Sacramento' acted immediately under mv observation. who, by their coolness and valor, as well as for the real efficiency of their service, deserve to be known to their countrymen. Among all the communications 1 have seen, official or otherwise, relative lo Sacra mento, 1 have seen no men'ion made of ei ther Lieutenants Ilinton, of Howard couii tv, Barnett, of Lafayette, Moss, of Clay, or Hiclin, of Saline all of whom performed deeds not only of personal daring, but ol coolness in the management ol the men un der their respective commands, such as give them the very highest claim to the ti tle of American 'soldiers,' nnd entitle thern to the esteem and respect of the state which sent them out, and which they so honorably represented. If it has been my fortune to have done any thing in the past campaign to entitle me in any degree, t the honorable and highly gratifying reception with which. 1 have met since .tv return, it afford in the hihicst pleasure I have experienced since my arrival among you to share these honors with those who so equally and so justly deserve thum. It was my fortune (excuse mention of myself, which shall be no more than to place others in the proper light) to com mand a company of horse, made up from the first battalion of the regiment, and my Lieutenants were the gentlemen mention ed,) and I nm here free to confess and re peat that if 1 performed any thing worthy of mention by my countrymen, 1 owe much of it to them, not only from the high decree of confidence with which I was previously impressed towards them, but also from the manner in which that cortidence was lusti- fied and sustained by their conduct when the test came to be tried. I might mention of them instances of per sonal chivalry that would have made he roes of others more fortunate. But their high character as soldiers on all occasions, needs no isolated illustrations, and 1 shall content myself with saying they were every where and every thing my highest expectations had supposed they would be to say more would be superfluous to say less would be doing the wrong and in justice of passively taking to myself all those honors, which should be common, which, they done as much, and risked ai much to obtain, and which they deserve as much to shore, as I. It may appear to be late to do this jus tice, but it must be recollected that the first knowledge I had of the oversight was since my arrival in the U. S. I did not know but that they were mentioned in the offi cial report, as I had heard that some others were, who were presumed to be scarcely mure deserving. When young men such is I know these io be, leave the ease and enjoyment of their homes, and after under going (one of them, ilinton, for a large pro portion ol tho time in ihe capacity of pri vate) the hardships of a wearisome march dare every thing, rick every thing upon a desperate battle field, the only reward they hope or desire (cheap to the country but to them of infinite value) is that those who sent them out their friends and country men behind may know they done their duly. 1, though in command of a distinct corps, was not called upon for a report, in which I might have done justice to my sub ordinates, at a more luting time, and as I see they have been otherwise forgotten al so, 1 deem it due to the state, whose sons they are, and who sent them out due to the counties they more particularly repre sent due to their friends and families at home eminently due to themselves and due from me to mike public my knowledge of their merits. This I have done without their knowledge or consent, and I hope with the public approbation. llespectfullv, &c. JOHN W. REIO. From the St. Louis New Era. COL. PRICE'S COMMAND. Several of the country papers are of opinion that the truih shnuld not be told about the manner in which Col. Price has exercised his military authority in Santa Fe. Very few of them, except the Han nibal Gazette, seem to doubt the truth of the mortifying reports from Santa Fe; and we think, if they would reflect a little more upon the matter, they would also come to the conclusion that the truth should be published. What advantage is there in concealing it? The reports, though somewhat disgraceful to a portion of tho troops, reflect chiefly upon the commanding officer. Men of sense and information know that soldiers, collected in camp and held there inactive, inevitably full into the worst habits that indolence and sloth create, unless the officers in command are unremitting in their efforts to enforco proper discipline among them. This is true of any set of young men, collect them from what section of the country or condition ot society vou mav; and it grows chiefly out of the neglect of com manding officers. If then, to this neglect, there be superadded, on the part of these officers, a disposition rather to promote than to check license among their subordi nates, what can be expected, except what is believed to be the truth of matters iu Santa Fc? We have asked what harm is done by publishing the facts as they are. We might ask, if it is not important that they should be known? It was from the beginning, at the first rumor of Col. Price's appointment, asserted that he was unfit for it. He was not the real choice of his men but was forced upon them. He was a mere parti zan place seeker, and as such got the place he now holds and disgraces. The system under which he was appointed is a most vi cious and reprehensible one. Troof of all these assertions and predictions we now have in abundance, and such proof ought not to bo hid from the public. The publi cation can harm no one, except those w ho have shown incompetency or unfaithful ness in the discharge of duty, and mav probably do much good by fixing public attention on the necessity of reform. If we wish to avoid the disgrace and injury of maintaining a mob under the name of volunteers, and to savo our young men from contracting the worst vices of a camp we must not wince at tne publication of such statements as have come from Santa Fe. At a Democratic meeting, at Tlalte City, on the 5th inst., James M. Hughes, Esq,, was recommended as the first, anJ A. A. King, Esq., as the second choice of Platto county, as a candidate for Governor. Tho following resolution was also passed: Resolved, That wa will vote for no candidate, in ISIS, for President, that runs under the shade of military glory, without principles. rjQTho editor of the Oito Cultivator is becoming quite poetical. Hear him: "We never loved charming critter," "But om one eUe was mre t'" zit hct."