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THE TIMES.
The l'cople's Ticket.
FOR PRESIDENT:
Z A O II A It V TAYLOR.
FOR VICE PRESIDENT:
MILLARD FILLMORE.
tOR ELECTORS FOR rREStnKNT AND VICR PRESIDENT
1st. District. T. L ANDERSON, of Marion.
2d. ' A. LEONARD, of Howord.
Hrd. " WM. A. WITCHER. of Clay.
4ih. " J. C. RICHARDSON, of Cooper.
Sih. C. N. HANDY, of Ronton.
Oth. v- " A. COOK, of Cnpe Girardeau.
7ih. ' U. WRIGHT, of St, Louis.
ii L A S O XV :
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1818.
The l'cople's lMatToriii.
"I have no private purposes to accomplish, no
4 party purposes to build up, no enemies to punish,
nothing to serve but my country."
"The Dower iriven by the Constitution to the
Execnlive, to interpose his veto, is a high conser
vative Dower which should never be exercised ex
cept in cases of clear violation ot the Constitution,
or mnnifest haste and want of consideration by
Conpress."
"The personal opinions of the individual who
may happen to occupy the Executive chair, ought
not to control the action ot Congress upon ques
tions of domestic policy, nor Ought his oljections
to be i internossd where questions of constitutional
power have been settled by the various departments
ef government, and acquiesced in by the people."
"Upon the subject of the tari'lT, the currency, the
improvement of our irreat highways, rivers, lakes
and harbors, the wi.'l of the pooplo, as expressed
through their representatives in Congress, ought
to be respected and carried out by the Executive.
'War, at all times, and under all circumstan
ices, is a national calamity, to be avoided, if coin
imtible with national honor."
'The principles of our eovernment, as well as
its true policy, are opposed to the subjugation of
other nations, and the dismemberment of other
countries by conquest: for, in the language of the
great Washington, 'Why should we quit our own
to stand on foreign ground. A. I A i L.UH.
POLITICAL NOTICE
Hon. Abiel Leonard, Whig Elector for
this District, will address the people at the
following times and places:
Paris, October
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Fulton,
Columbia,
Mexico,
Fayetto,
Marshall,
Lexington,
Novemhcr
BEAR IN MIND.
That the Presidential Election i. held on
ih. 7IRST TUESDAY, THE 7 A DAY
OF NOVEMBER NEXT, and that it
lasts but for ONE DAY ONLY! !
fJCT" Will our friends who have Prospec
tus' in their hands, with names on them
forward us the names immediately keep
(he prospectus and procure and forward
other names.
DC7 We make our appearance to-day
among our new neighbors, friends and pa
trons, not as we would, but as we can.
Tearing down, moving, setting up, and is
suing a paper, all in the snme week, leaves
us in but poor plight for paragrophising.
After awhile, when we shall gel righted up,
and tho "hang of tho new arrangement,"
we hope to bo able better to meet the ex
pectations of new, and retain the good
will of old friends.
GEN. TAYLOR'S SPEECH.
Read Gen. Taylor's speech, on the first
page of to-day's paper. The old follow
fights like a hero writes like a scholar
speaks like an orator universally behaves
like a gentleman and is an old fashioned,
straight-forward, honest-minded Republi
can. No wonder the office-holding, office
seeking, Cassites tremble as the day of
election draws nigh. But don't let us de
tain you here, good reader road the
speech.
POLITICAL SPEAKING.
Messrs. Leonard & Tompkins address
ed (he citizens of this place lust Saturday.
The notice for the speaking had not been
generally circulated, and there was but a
small attendance. Those who did attend
however, were well paid for their time and
trouble. We would that every democrat
in the land could have heard Mr. Leonard's
review of the lives and services of Gen
erals Taylor and Cass. Ho took them
from boyhood to the present timo alluded
to the prominent acts and services of both,
and the contrast was so dissimilar, their
characters so different, tho ono frank,
open, manly: the other, disengenuous, craf
ty, all things and nothing, according to
"circumstances," that we cannot conceive,
how any unprejudiced mind, after hearing
him, could prefer Cass to Taylor,
Mr. Tompkins' address was short, but
his remarks were well-timed. His advice
to Whigs, was good, and should be acted
upon. In the language of one of his ad
mirable) anecdotes, they should "keep kick
ing like the devil" as nothing short of
long and hard kicks, will ever kick over his
satanic majesty's temple of locofocodom,
tha dark shadow of which disfigures the
beautiful face of our stale and country.
We regret that we have not the time to
give a more extended review of the re
marks of the speakers they deserve it.
but "circumstances" forbid.
DO" A Van Buren and Adams paper is
now published in Quincv, III., by C. M.
Wood., a democrat.
HENRY CLAY.
The nomination of this distinguished in
dividual for the Presidency, by a few of
his over-zcalous friends in New York, has
had a very different effect from what many
of them and tho leaders of tho locofoco
parly anticipated. The former were fool
ish enough to believe that he would consent
to such a move, while tho desire fur him to
assume that position, on the part of the
latter, carried them to some ridiculous ex
cesses. The prompt manner in which Mr.
Clay forbid the use of his name, brought
his friends to their senses, and they arc
now striving to excel in zeal for the Peo
ple's Candidate; while at the same time it
cut short the rejoicings of his enemies, and
left Cass and Defeat staring them boldly
in the face!
It seems that Mr. Clay has been fre
quently written to on tho subject of bring
ing him out as an indepennent candidate,
and has universally and promptly declined.
This is only what was expected by all
who were not blinded by persorfal feelings,
or a few aspirants who considered their
chance for promotion under him belter
than any ono else. Tho man who would
"rather bo right than President," could
never be made to assume a wrong posi
tion by the appeals of tho ono or tho other
although their number should bo legions
Wo append the following letter trom
Mr. Clay, written in reply to ono from Cin
cinnati:
Ashland, Sep. 1.
Gentlemen: I hove received your letter sta
line 'hat in the present conflicting state of the pol
itics of our beloved country, it is the honest and
sincere opinion of thousands of your friends and
zealous supporters that this is the auspicious time
for the independent presentation of your name to
the voters of this confederacy lor tho Cruel mag'
istracy of our Union; and you invite rue to assume
that .position.
My name gentlemen, was submitted, with my
consent, to the consideration ol the vvhig Con
vention which met in Philadelphia, in June last
and the Convention did not think proper to nonii
nate me as a candidate for the Presidency of the
United Slates. I have quietly submitted to its
decision; and I cannot consent to any further use
of my name in connection with that oiJico. 1
have accordingly refrained from giving, and must
continue to decline giving the slightest encour
agement or countenance to any such use of it.
I am, nevertheless, thankful for the confidence
in me which you do me the honor to entertain.
With great respect, I am.
Your friend and obedient serv't.
II. CLAY.
rjGr"The river opposite this place is
quite low. The steamer Julia was unable
to get up, her last trip. She discharged
her freight at Boonville, on Tuesday, and
returned to St. Louis.
Killed. W. II. Fruits, who rocently
escaped from the jail at Fayette, wob killed
by a posse from Brunswick, who were at
tempting to arrest him. They came upon
him ot Yellow Creek, Chariton county,
near Compton's Ferry called to him to
surrender, or they would fire; he ran and
plunged into tho creek, when two loads of
buckshot were discharged in hopes of crip
pling him, but they shot Kim dead. The
Brunswicker says his body was brought to
that place, and an inquest held by Justice
Nowbold, and a verdict returned by the ju
ry, that the deceased came to his end by
accident, in attempting to arrest him.
Bunkum. Our Democratic friends have
out large posters for a mass meeting at
Fayette. The first lines of tho bill state
that Col. Benton will be there and address
the people. Col. Benton will be no nearer
Fayette than Washington, this fall but
publishing that he will be there, may help
to draw a crowd I
Ex-Senator Norvell, of Michigan, at a
late Taylor meeting at Detroit, made a
strong speech in favor of the election of
Gen. Taylor. Until recently, Mr. Nor
vell was a strong supporter of the demo
cratic party, and is at present U. S. Dis-
trict Attorney under Mr. Polk. A num
tier oi otnor prominent democrats were
present and took part in the meeting.
Mind you, this was in Gen. Cass' own
townl
A vacancy has occurred in the Benton
county Senatorial District, by the resigns
lion of Gen. Shields, who has removed out
of the District. Solomon P. Lowe, of
Pettis county, is already out as a candidate
to fill the vacancy.
Hon. Lafayette Saunders, of Louisiana,
who was a prominent member of the Phil
adelphia Convention, and read the exposi
tion of Gen. Taylor's position, died recent
ly at the White Sulphur Springs, whero he
had gone in hopes of restoring his health.
He was a prominent man in his State, and
his death is much lamented.
OA number of Soldiers just from
T m a
-New Mexico, passed down tho river on
Sunday morning, on their way to Alton,
the place designated as tho point for dis
banding the Illinois troops.
Springfield Whio. Wo havo received
several copies yf this paper, recently es
tablished at Springfield, Green county, in
this Slate; Litteberry Hendriek, Esq., is
Editor. It will be a valuable acquisition
to the Whig cause in that benighted re
gion. We commend it to the cordial sup
port of llio Whigs.
A Happy Mf.bti.no. The New' York
True Sun of the 1st, relates the following:
" Wall street was electrified yesterday with
a vision of days long gone. That pious
man, Mr. D. F. Butter, was seen in earnest
confab with his patron of Sandy Hill Bank
money, Mr. Jacob Barker, of New Orleans.
There they stood for half an hour, while
each old Wall street starrer, as ho passed
this sight once so familiar to his eyes,
rubbed them as though in doubt whoihcr
or not ho was but dreaming of the finan
ciering of the days when young Patroons
were " roped" in with Maderia and soft
words, to endorse broken banks when far
mers and mechanics blessed their stars on
getting paid in coppers and picayunes,
counted out slowly at that and when
Sandy Hill, but for tho want of "stated
preaching," would havo been tho most de
lightful spot in tho world!"
Tho New York True Sun is an old Hun
kcr.or Cass paper, and ridicules Butler be
cause he supports Van Buren. Some
years ago a book was published in New
Yoik, containing the secret correspondence
of Butler, Barker, Van Buren, and other
prominent democrats of the Albany Re
gencyor as we say out here, Clique.
These letters fully showed, over " their own
blessed signatures," tho rascality and swind
ling operations of. these democratic lead
ers. The Whig papers copied some of
theso letters, and commented on them free
ly; and for doing this, they were abused
and vilified by the opposition press. The
publisher of tho letters was denounced as a
thief, and those who copied them were
held to be no better. Now, tho precious
scamps are using (he information contained
in tho samo letters, to break down the
men they then defended! "Circumstan
ces" alter cases that which was roguery
then, is orthodox now.
Mr. Moses, ono of the Florida Delegates
to the Baltimore Convention, is out abusing
Gen. Cass because ho refused to answer
him some questions, and referring him for
light to the " Nicholson letter. ilo says
tho South could rely on no man with less
safety than on tho nominco of tho Balti
more Convention.
Louisville, Sept. 27.
The Hon. Win. J. Graves, Whig State
Elector of Kentucky, died this morning at
his residence.
Boston, Sept. 29.
We have full returns from Maine the
vote stands for Governor : Dana, 39.175;
for Hamlin, 39,993; for the Free Soilors,
11,905. In the Senate, 11 Democrats, 3
Whigs. In the House, 81 Democrats, OG
Whigs, and 10 Free.Soilers.
New York, Sept. 29.
The New York Tribune this morning
hoisted the Taylor flag.
Tobacco Factoky Blunt. We regret
to learn that the Tobacco Factory, togeth
er with its contents of D. C. Garth, Esq.,
near Huntsville, was destroyed by fire, on
last Saturday. There was some thirty
thousand pounds of Tobacco in the facto
ry. Two thousand dollars of the loss is
covered by insurance. Wo did not learn
how the Pre originated.
-Contc
sted Election in Randolph.
The examination of the poll books, in the
contest? 1 election between Messrs. Oliver
and Garth, of Randolph, is still progressing.
On the part of Mr. Garth, who contests,
the examination is closed. Three spurious
votes were discovered two doubtful.
Thus far on the part of Mr. Oliver, a like
number of illegal votes have been discov
ered, which leaves the matter as it stood at
first, viz : electing Mr. Oliver by three
votes. It is thought his majority will be
increased before the examination is closed.
Court Martial Demanded. W. II.
Emory, U. S. A. has demanded a Court
Martial, to investigate certain charges
made against him by Senator Benton, in
his famous speech on tho nomination of
Gen. Kearney for promotion. Major Em
ory pronounces the charges of Senator
Benton "unfounded calumnies." If the
court be ordered, Major E. promises to
show that all the charges are " devoid of
the least foundation, and also to expose the
fraudulent manner in which historical facts
have been distorted, and testimony deliv
ered before the proper legal tribunals of
the country has been mutilated at the ex
penso of truth and candor."
"Tim'GlTTO HIM!
Charles K. Field, Esq , who was nomina
ted by the Locofocos of Vermont, as their
candidate for Lieutenant Governor at the
late election thus speaks of tho locofoco can
didate for the. Presidency:
"In no event can I be induced to vote for Cass.
He it cowardly an unprincipled political Hack,
and a marvellous worthy nominee of the worth
less tricksters who assembled at Baltimore!"
"Let locos delight to bark and bite."
Sudden Death. We regret to leprn
that Ttumas Guthrie, aged about 05 years
a highly respectable citizen of this county,
left his residence on Wednesday last and
went to Hickman's mill, and died at the
mill on the night of that day. Paris Met -eiry.
From thePhiladulhia U. S. Gazette.
THE PAST AND THE PRESENT.
There is a striking similarity in the condition
of parties and of the country, beiween the present
lime and the year lr40. lien the country Inn
guished under the ruinous policy of Mr. Van
liuren's administration, under a load of debt no
cumulated by the Florida war, and under a sys
tern of party Indies, which, while it entirely an
nihilaled the conhdenr.o of the public, in the ea
parity for integrity of the "Dcmocretio" rulers,
brought reproach upon the national nemo, and
depreciated the credit of the Government, at home
and abroad.
Our present condition taking into account the
expansion nnd strengthening of eight years, is
even more deplorable lhan that of 1840. The
country now groans under an enormous public
debt, the fruits of the Mexican war; domestic in.
duslry is paralyzed, and the public patronage is
wantonly employed as an engine in promoting
ihe success of parly. On all sides we hear the
familiar shouts of 'change' and reform' the bat'
tie cries of 1S40 the alarm bells whnt loused
the Whigs ol the Union to action, and achieved
a glorious though a short lived triumph.
INow ns then, we have lor a candidate, one
who trained in the severe school of the camp, pos
sesses the judgment, discretion, virtoe Hnd palrot
ism to administer the office of President with
honor and advantage to the country one who has
those strong and solid qualities of mind, blended
with humanity and honesty, which distinguished
the early days and the master spirits of the repuh.
lie in fine, one who has the sense of justice to
appreciate duty, hnd the resolution to execute it
it at any cost. Such a man is needed for times
when demagogues have usurped and corrupted
the high places, and when nothing short of polit
ical purification can redeem the character nnd
restole the integrity of our institutions.
The honorable incentive which stimulated the
Whig party to exonerate in 184.0, nnd attracted
to our standaid tens of thousands of conservative
and law respecting men among our opponents
who had been cheated with the empty name and
shallow pretence of "Democrocy." exist even
more strongly now lhan then. The downward
tendency of the government, and the agitating
questions of sectional controversy which have been
forced upon us by the insane and selfish policy
of ihe present administration, appeal to every
Whig, and to every citizen who regurds the wel
fare and the safety of the Union, to rally for the
coming contest and (o buckle on his armor for the
fight.
It is not prudent, it is not honest, to diminish
ihe importance or to depreciato the magnitude of
the consequences of this Presidential election.
He is no patriot who does not scrutinize them
closely, who does not scan the whole horizon, or
who permits himself to follow an abstraction,
which can lead to no eood result and may entail
irretrievable ruin. This may be tha last struggle
of tha W'hig party, as such, for, if we fail now,
disorganization will necessarily succeed, and the
scattered elements must be colleected on some
new basis.
The issues involved in the contest ara plain and
positive. First of all, and foremost as a fundn-
mental republican principle, is, that the will of
the people, constitutionally expressed in Congres,
and not the veto of tho President or the procla
mnlion ol a cabal, shall make the law.
Next, that this will so expressed shall bo di
reeled in building up our great national imprests
in improving the highways of commcice, in open
ing new channels ol communication, anu not in
the acquisition of lerrritory for any purpose.
Next, that ilio marker of (ha United States,
belongs to the farmer and mechanic and mauu
facturer of the United States, and that no maiket
is so valuable as tho Heme Market, for the ex
change, save and consumption of our own com
modilir-s.
And lastly, in order to cairy out these grand
results, peace with all nations, and in the lan
guage of Washington, "entangling alliances with
none."
In this hasty glance is presented the perma
nent and fixed policy of the Whig party, which
has stood since its organization and must contin.
ue to stand during its existence.
These principles were powerfully presented
and defended by Mr. Choate, Mr. Winthrop and
other distinguished Whigs, at the lecent Conven
tion in Massachusetts.
Oil the other hand, the dislintictive features of
Locofocoism arid the avowed policy of Gen. Cass,
are equally conspicuous and notorious. They
comprise fatal objections, which ought to enlist
every honest vote agninsl him.
First, is an insane and desperate passion for ter
ritorial conquest and foreign war.
Next, a direct committal to the extension of
slavery in the newly acquired territories. The
Union at Washington, has authoritatively an
nounced that Gen. Cass would "veto the Wilnwl
Proviso" and the Democratic Review the great
Northern organ (pro pudor!) contends, that the
extension of human slavery on this continent, is
an advantage.
Next, a settled and morbid attachment to the
enlargement of executive power, to the depre
ciation of Congress and to a disregard of the
checks and balances imposed by the Constitution
between the Legislatuie und the Exccutivo,
Lastly, a direct and unceasing hostility to (he
protection of Free labor, as shewn by the repeal
of the Tariff of '42, and the establishment of the
British system, in the act of 1846.
These are the dividing lines between tho two
parties, irrespective of the question of currency
end other like matters of tempcrar) expediency.
They are their own advocates or accusers and we
submit them to the people, with tho simple sug
gestion "choose ye beiween them."
SoLDiEns Land Warrants. Tho fol
lowing notification appears in tho Wash
ington papers.
General Land On ice, )
Washington; September 15, 1818. J
To prevent undue exactions from soldiers in
necessitous circumstances, I suggest fur Ihe fu
ture that tho assignments of laud warrants be
made on the backs of the warrants in all cases,
when practicable. Justices of (he Peace and
notaries public are strictly enjoined, in certifying
to the acknowledgment of soldiers, either (o
powers of attorney or assignments of warrants,
10 fill up the "dates," on the day on which such
instruments are executed. The 'J ill section of
the act of Congress of February 11, 1847, pro
vides (hat "all sales, mortgages, powers, or oth
er instruments of writing, made or executed pri
or to the issue of any such warrant, shall be
null and void;" so that any such blanks as to
dates left by them to be filled up after the ema
nation of the warrants, is highly improper on
the part of the officer who permits it, and is in
fraud of the act of Congress upon that subject.--Attention
to these suggestions may dispense with
the filling of numerous caveats by (he noldier to
prevent the issue of the patents wheio the assign
ment are alleged io he fraudulent.
RICHARD M. YOUNG, Commissioner.
' By Telegraph foi the Republican.
Arrival or the America.
SEVEN DAYS LATER FROM EUROPE.
7Vi Rebellion in Ireland commented in earnest
Important Neics from France Unfavora
ble .A'ctM as fo Dreadslvffs and Provisions,
cf-c. f c.
Nsw York, Sept. 20.
The steamer America arrived at Boston this
evening, bringing seven days later advices from
Europe.
Coiiniirrcfal.
Wheal has declined one or two pence per bush
el. Flour had declined 33d to 34d per bbl.
Corn for Ireland reduced one to two shillings per
quarter, and is quoted al 35s. Gd. to 36s. per 430
lbs. Meal is od. lower per bbl. Holders ol rice
are anxious to sell; a late arrival from South Car
olina brought S3 to 24s. Provisions are languid.
Bacon has declined one shilling. Shoulders un
changed. The market is bare of beef and unchanged.
Late advances in pork checked (he demand the
pricea are now below the current at last advices.
New prime mess 40 to 60s.; old, 46 to 48. Lard
41 in barrels and 41 (o 45 in kegs. Cotton fair
and unchanged Upland, 4 1-8 Orleans, 4 6-8;
lower qualities considered 1 o lower tho market
very dull. Sales for the week, 23,000.
France. The advices from Paris are unsat-
isfuctory. The Socialists were mustering strength
and there wns much dissatisfaction with a speech
made by liners. Inking ground in favor of Ihe
closing of the clubs in Paris.
the Red Uepublicans, it was believed, would
carry the elections in Paris.
Cavatenac was not on good terms with Lnmor-
iciere, because the lormer had, ol late, leaned too
much lo ihe Democratic parly.
Cavaighac was so much alarmed al the prnspect
of the Bonnparlists, in the election of Louis Na
poleon to the Presidency, that he had determined
lo propose a decree against lha legality of the
election of Louis Napoloon, on the ground that
he is merely a pretender. If, by this means, Louis
Napoleon is excluded from the candidacy, Pierre
Napoleon, already a member of the National A
sembly will bo started as a candidate for the Pres
idency.
In consequence ol the refection of the armis
tice beiween Schleswig and llolslein, and (he ac
ceptance of tho mediation of France and Eng-
land by the Austrian government, il was reported
that the Paris government had resolved to resume
the plan of forming an Am y of Observation
along (he line; and (roops on (he ltulian frontier
were to be removed for ihis purpose, except 20,
000 left to guard the frontierof Italy, Changar
nier, it was supposed, would he appointed lo ihe
command of the army of the Rhine.
An officer walking in Cava'gnao's garden, had
been find at, doubtless under the impression thai
he was the general himself.
Sciileswig Holstein. Hostilities have, re
commenced beiween Schleswig and Holbein, al
though the German troops was evacuating the
Dutchies and the hlocake was raised.
Spain. Gen. Parvia had resigned the office of
Governor of Catalonia, in consequence of ill
health. It was probable that Cordova would suc
ceed him. Nine thousand Carlisis were in arms
against the Government.
Irriaiid.
Clonmel, Sept. 13. The real rebellion ol
the people of Ireland against the Government of
England, has come at last. The rebels are pos
led in almost unaccessible positions al New Iryj,
near Carrick-on-Kilmae. Thomas Mountain oixl
Doheny, are in command. The Wuterford troops
yesterduy, captured nine scouts.
Last nighl there was a general rising of the
peasantry, and a large body marched and attacked
a police station al Clonmel. On the Mtli Sep
tember, the 3d Buffs came on with twenty-eight
of their men hand.cuffi.-d for shouting "Repeal."
The insurgents have encanped seven miles from
Clonmel, where roast bullocks and sheep were
snpplied lo them. They are pressing all persons
to join them at Glenbower.
They attacked a party of the Police, when a
severe fight ensued. A number of the assailants
were killed, and several of the Police were wouri
ded. The Police fled in every direction from the
out-stations
Il is expected that to night will reveal most aw
ful scenes. The Insurgents wear uniforms, and
use clubs, end have captured some pieces of can
non.
The bridges near Waterford havo been blown
up, to prevent tho Government troops from ap
proaching towards the Insurgents.
The Cork Examiner says thai among the lea
ders in the Patriot Camp, are some military men
of experience. The peasants are regularly drilled.
The arms consist chiefly of pikes, though theie art
some rifles. O'German is among lliem.
The Commissariat is voluntarily supplying the
ncighberhood farmers with food.
Lord Russell has been summoned as a witness
by Smith O'Brien, and must attend the trial.
Italy. At Leghorn there have been scones of
great disorder. Tho populace rose in consequence
of an attempt lo suppress the political clubs. A
conflict ensued, in which many of tho soldiers
were killed.
Enoland. The Bank of England has renewed
the discount business. Consols closed ol 861 foi
account.
Vessels over the Falls. It is announced
in the Niagara Falls Iris, hy Mr. W. Curiklin,
.that he will send two vessels over the fulls on
ihe 2'Jih of September. At 12 o'clock, a. m.,
ibe Pirate, a vessel of one hundred fuel in length,
with seveiul wild and tame animals on board as
passengers, with appropriate flags and streamers,
will be staited from her moorings two miles above
the falls. Il is intended lo have this craft so
well secured, hatches down and all tight; that she
will make the awful leap, with spars und rigging
all standing.
At eight o'clock in the evening of the same
day, a fire ship loaded with with all manner o!
combustibles will be ready to slip her cables,
showing a ship on fire, until aftar two miles thro'
the inpids, she will make ihe feaiful plunge in a
blaze, forming one of the greatest scenes ever be.
htld al Niagara Falls.
Unsuccessful Foeoeut. On Friday a boy
called al the store of Messrs. A. & A. Lawrence
& Co., and presented a letter directed to Mr.
Amos Lawrence, and containing a check foi
$450 on the Hamilton Bank, purporting lo have
been signed by denry II. Dexter, with the re
quest that Mr. L. would cash it. On tho sumo
sheet, written in a hand evidently intended lo re.
semblo that of Mr. L, and wholly different fiom
the letter, was an order on Mr. Wolcott, (a
member of the firm) to "give the bearer a check
for the one enclosed" and signed A. Lawrence.
Mr. Lawrence happening to be at h a store when
the boy called, the whole matter was at once
discovered lo ho a rank forgery, and consequent
ly the ''double trick" of the rouge was nipped
in the bud. No clue has yet bei'n ha I of (he
guilty poison. Boston Adv.
REVISED DRAUGHT OF THE NEW
FRENCH CONSTITUTION.
At the sitting of the National Assembly
on tho 29ih August, tho revised project of
the Constitution was read. It was in sub
stance as follows: .
The preamble had besn completely changed;
France, by adopting the Republican form of gov.
eminent, was declared to have assumed In the
face of the world the initiative of progress aod
civilisation. The right lo labor was suppressed,
and replaced by an ailicle providing that lha
State should procure lubor to unemployed work
men, within the limi s of its resources. The
constitution had undergone a similar meHmor
phis Capital offences are abolished for political
offences. Slavery Cannot exist in anv Dart of
the French dominions. The right of associa
tion and meeting is guarantied. The censor
ship of the press cannot be re-estabfished. The
number of representatives is fixed at 750. in.
eluding thoso of Algeria fend ihe colonies, and at
900 when ihe constitution is to be revised. The
election of representatives is lo have for its ba
sis (he population. Universal suffrage and se
cret ballot are maintained. The tepresentativea
are always re. eligible.
The President must be a French citiaen, 30
years of age, and must not have lost, on any oc
casion, his quaiity of French citizen. He is to
be elected for four years; by universal aud direct
suffrage and by the absolue majority of the vo
ters. The ballots aro to be immediately forward-,
ed to the National Assembly, which decide! on
the validity of ihe election and proclaims the
President, Should hone of the candidates have
obtained tho absolute majority, the Assembly
chooses tho President among the five candidates
highest on the list. The President is re-eligible
after an interval of four years. He is to reside
at the seal of the National Assembly, and to re
ceive a salary of OO.OOOf, per annum. Tha
Vice President is appointed for four years by lha
National Assembly, ou the presentation of ths
President, during (he month thai follows his elec
tion. In the absence of (he President, he is lo
replace him nnd exercise his functions; hut, in
case of his decease or lesignation, a new Presi
dent must be elected within a month.
The chapteis relative to the Ministerial de
partment, the Council of State, the internal ad.
ministration, the judiciary power, has undergone
no material aileraiion. Juslico is to be redered
gratuitously, in the name of the French people,
and all political ofiVnces nre to be tried by tho
jury, who, in fuiuia will fix the amount of tho
fine or damages incurred by the offender. The
judges of the Couil of Cessation, appointed by
me National Assembly, ol the Supreme Tribu
nal of Administration, and of the Court of Ac
ounis are to fill iheir functions for life. Justi
ces of the peace, who, in the first project, were
to he elected by the citizens, in their respective
districts, are to be appointed by the President,
Military substitutes are prohibited. The publie
force being essentially obedient, il is declared that
no armed corps can deliberate. The territory of
Algeria and the colonies is declared a French
lerritoiy, and is to be ruled by special laws.
The Legion of (loner is maintained, but its stat
utes shall bu revised and placed in harmony with
the de.inncrHiiy and republican principle. Tha
present National Assembly is lo frame the or.
ganic laws, and the President of the Republic ia
to bo elected immediately dier the adoption of
the Constitution,
STOCKHOLDERS MEETING.
A called meeting of the Stockholders of the
Pi-mulo Academy c Odd Fellows' Hall," wns
held in ihe "News Office," September 2a:b,
Tallon Turner E-q., presiding.
Wr. F. Diinnica, Eq , from the Building
Committee, reported that tho Committee have,
for reasons set forth in iheir report, made some
additions lo the plan of ihe building, consequent
ly have incurred additional expense, amounting
to dlioul three hundred and forty dollars, ami
that Ihe amount of stock subscribed will fall
short of completing the building, including the
cost of the additions, ulmost four hundred and
Eve dollars.
The report was received, and adopted by the
unanimous vote of all the stockholders piesent
and represented; ilnse absent were represented
as follows: Jno. V. Nicolds and W. D. Swin
ney were represented by W. K. Dunnica, Mil
ton C. Hurt by Waller G. Chiles, Win, Ware
hy Louis Robiou, John Y. Sterne and John
Sharnhorst by Dr. I. P. Vanghan. The ten
persons holding one share, by Thos. J. Bartho'
low. Bethel Encampment, No. 5, by F, A.
Savage.
F. A. Savage, Eq., off.-red the following res
oluiion which was passed.
Resolved, That a committee of three be aps
poinled to circulalo the subscription list for the
Female Academy and OJd Follows' Hull, and
n case they fail to raise a sufficient sum tefcom
pleie the building, thai the building committee
he authorized lo borrow at an interest not ex
ceeding six per cent, per annum, a sum sufficient
tyjccomplish that end, and pledgo tho property
for security upon the faith of the rents.
F. A. Savage, John D. Perry and Jesse Ar
not compose said committee.
After which the following gentlemen were ep
pointed a committee to select suitable and com
petent teachers for the Academy, viz: F. A.
Savage, Thos. Shackelford, and John D. Perry.
On motion, tho meeting adjourned.
TALTON TURNER, Chairman,
Thos. J. Baetuolow, Scc'y.
Locoroco Dictionakv. "Clear and unques.
lionahle." That which is in dispute.
"The whole or none." A little more than
half.
"Fifty four forty, or fhjhi." Forty nine and
Flunk.
"A bloodless achievement." The sacrifice of
thirty thousand lives.
"1 ndemuity for the past." Losing $150,000
000 in a fiht with Mexico.
"Security for the future." Paying $15,000..
000 more.
"Aid and comfort." Giviug the Mexicans a
General.
"Government economy." $52,668,010 per
year.
"No national debt." A Iveitislng for loans.
'Hard money." Treusury notrs.
"Will of the People." -Veto and ditto."
"Revenue tariff. "Protection to British man
ufactures. Xaliimal Intelligencer.
We thank God, ll.at, bad as our condition is,
we are not wiihotit hope, and ten times belter off
than our neighbors of S iuthern Missouri, which
ih truly and emphatically the ' bcuightedregion,"
Oregon County for instance, whero Judge Cook
tho Whig cundid.He for Cnngress. did not gel a'
solitary vole. The people' there are shut out
from all information they have but few post
ofheos, and all the documents ever sen( them aia
Locofoco many of ihom are laboring under tl e
belief that Andrew Jackson is alive, and al this
time President of lha United Stales, and cipe. t
to give a vo e th'i fall lor the old hero. Ar.
kamas Engle,

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