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Volume 9.
Glasgow Weekly Times.
OJiet, up itain, next door to Crenshaw'i Hotel:
entrance, water afreet.
For one year, it' paid in advance, $3 00
If not piid before the close of the rear, 3 00
One square, (12 line or lets) One Dollar for the
nrst, and OU cent tor each subsequent insertion.
Liberal deduction made to Merchants and
snhers who advertise by the year.
Of evt'y description, executed with neatnea and
despatch, on reasonable terms.
justices' blanks and blank deeds.
lfeatly executed, kept constantly on band, and
lor sale low.
V. 6. Palmer, Esq., is authorized to procure
Advertisements, receive Subscriptions, and make
Collection for the Glasgow Weekly Times, it
his dthces in the following cities:
Philadelphia North-West Corner of Third
and Chesnut streets.
BAtTisioBE South-East Corner of Baltimore
and Calvert streets.
Nsw York Tribune Buildings.
Boston No. 5, Slate street.
Fayette Andrew J. Herndon.
Huntsville m. D. Malone,
Bloomington Thomas G. Sharp.
DON will continue to practice law in partner
ship, in all the courts of Howard county, except
the County Court. All business entrusted to them
will receive their united attention.
John B. Clark will continue to attend the sever
al court as heretofore.
Oj-Office on the public square, Fayette,
pr Andrew J. Herndon can at all times be found
at it s County Clerk's office.
Fayette, October 19, 184S. 32
It. I'. White,
C'rrollton, Missouri.
WILL give prompt attention to all business
entrusted to him, in the Courts of Carroll
and adjoining counties. oc(19-32
Attorney at Law,
WILL attend to any business entrusted to
him in the second Judicial District.
. BnowMNo & Busiinel, Quinccy, Illinois.
A. W. Morrison, Esq ,) v
Col. Jo. Davh, Hyette.
W. I'ichet, Benlon, Miss.
Col. P. H. Fountain, Pontatock.Miss.
McCamfdf.lt. & Coates, Huntsville, Mo.
OrOlfiee McCamdell's P'JILDings, Huntsville,
M Randolph Co, Doc 12th. '40. 40 ly.
James W. Harris,
Commission and Forwarding Merchant, and
, . , Produce Dealer,
flHE undersigned having met with much bet
JL ter success in the Commission nnd Forward
ing business than expected, would here take occa
sion to state to Shipper and the 'Public generally,
that his arrangements for the next season are
such, as to offer every facility tkat tkii point af
fords, for shipping Produce and Receiving Mer
chandize, and hopes to receive such patronage from
those who are interested in shipping at this point,
as he may merit. Rewectfullv,
uct. Vi. J. W. HARRIS.
Doct. A. S. Dinwiddie,
GRATEFUL for past patronage, still continues
to offl-i his MEDICAL SERVICES to the
citizens of Howard County.
Office, at his residence, 3d door below the
Bank, where he can be found except when profes
sionally absent.
Fayette, April 10th, 1847.
Doct. James L. Dunn,
OFFERS hi professional services to the citi
zens of Fayette and the surrounding coun
try. Office on Criglar's row.
August 5, 1849.
John II. Potts,
St. Louis, Missouri.
OirOfEce No. 19, Locust street, between Fourth
nd Fifth streets, first door west of Odd Fellows
Hall. October 5, 1849. 31m3.
Attorney nt Law,
Glasgow, Mo.
WILL practice in the Courts of Howard, Saline,
Cooper, Randolph and Chariton counties.
Office on first street. 31
Dr. John 91. Ilronaugh,
HAYING permanently located in Glasgow, res
pectfully offers his professional tervices to
the citizens of the city and vicinity.
Office in th Druir Store of Digges & Horsley.
Glasgow, Nov. 2. 1848.
Attorney at Law.
Bloomington, Mo.
WILL gire prompt attention to all business
entrusted to his care, in the court of Ma
con and adjoining counties.
Nov. Ifl. 1849-37-tf.
Attorney at Law.
Blooiiington, Mo.
PRACTICES in the court of Macon and ad
joining counties.
Nov. 18, 1948-37-tf.
Charles II. Fallenstcin,
and Bouts, Huts and Caps,
SI Front Street, Glasgow, Mo.
John D. Perry,
Ftrxarding and Commission Merchant,
TTEEPS constantly on hand a full supply of
-I V. Iresh groceries, liquors, ate ate.
OARDS. 3000 three foot oak boards, for sale
by nov2 JNO. D. PERRY.
SCREW. A secondhand Tobacco Screw with
an Ink, complete luilable for baleinc hemp.
Price t45. Apply to J. W. HARRIS.
FLO f R. 100 bbl extra family flour, j ut from
the mill, and for sale by
LEATHER A Jul of first rat Skirting Leath
r, to sale h 4T J. W. HARRIS.
Arrival or the Acadia.
New York, Nov. SO.
The steamer Acadia arrived at Boston
yesterday, having left Liverpool on the 4ili
inst. She bring (even days later intelli
gence from Europe.
Baring's circular says that cotton was in
active demand in the early part of the
week, and had advanced 1-6 to i pence
per lb. Tho market again became dull,
with a downward tendency. The Bank
of England having on Thursday reduced
her minimum rate of interest to 3 per cent,
prices have partly recovered, and tho mar
ket closed November 3J, steadily, at an
ad vance of 1 8d. Fair Orleans may be
quoted ot 4 1-8(1; middling nt 3 l-8d; fair
Upland and Mobile middling at 3 l-2d.
Sales for the week 34,180 bales. Specu
lators have taken 5.500, and exporters 1,.
050 bales. American descriptions sold
comprised 10,540 bales; as follows: 0,080
bales Orleans at 2 l-4a5 l-2d; 0,580 bales
Upland at 3 l-8a4 l-4d.; 378 bales Mobile
at 2 5-8d. The stock of cotton in port is
5,12, against 4,004 bales last year.
Tho corn market is quiet and prices a
shade lower, indicating that the disease in
the potato is not increasing. Western Ca
nal flour is quoted at 29s 6d to 40s; sour at
27s per bbl.; 5000 bbls. of sweet Baltimore
and Philadelphia flour sold yesterday at
29s. Wheat may bo quoted at 7s a 7s Cd
per 70 lbs. The duty on wheat is 7s 3d
per quarter, and on Flour 3s per bbl.
The money market is easy. American
stocks are in considerable demand. This
week for U. S. sixes, chiefly for new, 971
per cent, for inscriptions, with interest
from 1st July last, and 95 per cent, with
out coupons, due 1st January next Penn
sylvania fives, 00 per cent,: Massachusetts
93 to 95; Maryland 60J to 071.
The meeting of Parliament has been
postponed from the 5th to the 12th inst.
O'Brien's counsel have procured the iss
ue of a writ of error, and will have a hear
ing before a higher court. If unsuccess
ful there, they will then go before the House
of Lords. A similar course has been grant
ed in the case of Meagher, McManus and
Murders and riots continue, and the
country is very much unsettled.
On tho 2d instant, there wns an extraor
dinary display of military exhibited before
the Assembly, at the capital. There was
much agitation, and a collission ensued be
tween the guards Mobile and the line,
which continued in the northern Fauburgs.
A conflict took place on the night of tho
1st. The operatives mingled in the tu-
malt, and pelted the guards with stones.
The meeting of the clubs were marked
by special violence. On the question of
the Presidency, speeches were made in
which the population of the departments
were menaced in case Prince Louis should
be returned, and the right of the minority
to raise and maintain their opinion by vi
olence, if necessary, was declared, amidst
loud applause, at a banquet at Dijon. One
of the orators pronounced a eulogy upon
Murat, Robespierre, Collot and Danton.
In the Assembly, on the 2d inst., an
amendment was proposed by M. Pymt.to
restore the Droit travail. The proposition
was supported by 86 votes, end negatived
by C48 votes. The revision of the consti
tution will bo completed before the middle
of the week and proclaimed.
The National Assembly determined to
support a motion to postpone the election
of President until February next, but Ca
vaignac opposed the movement. An elec
tion will take place December 10th, and
the Napoleon Federation, it is thought will
be successful.
Austria, Arc.
The last accounts left affairs in Austria
doubtful. Vienna was bombarded, and the
slaughter was great. Thero is a chance
fur a peaceful termination of the crisis in
It was rumored at Vienna, that it had
been decided, in case the Imperial Bank of
Vienna should be pillaged, that her notes
should bo declared of no value. Measures
also, have been taken to place the bank un
der military guard.
Twenty three thousand Turks are in oc
cupation of Eucharist, and business was at
a stand. It is lea red thai the Turks would
be followed by 40,000 more, end that a col
lision would ensue their mutual hate be
ing unextinguishablo.
The peasantry of Fribourg bad taken
stand against the Government, but were
put down by troops from Berne.
Bishop Marilly lias been arrested for in
citing the peasants to insurrection.
The Sicilian affairs have been settled by
the mediation of France and England. Si
city remains a part of the Neapolitan do
The Democratic Congress is sitting at
Berlin. Their proceedings are unimpor
The Emperor of Russia has made peace
with Circassia, it is supposed with tho in
tention to withdraw his troops from thence,
and send an army of 300,000 men into the
principalities of the Danube.
Latest Affairs in Vienna are frightful.
You can only get a true narrative by the
Springfield, Nov. 20.
Seventy-seven counties have been offi
cially heard from, in which Cass is 2,052
ahead. Tho opinion is that Cass gets the
State by about 3,000.
In forty-three counties heard from Tay
lor's gain is 5,063. The Stale is safe for
Twenty-eight counties have been heard
from in which Taylor's gain is 0,230. The
State is yet doubtful.
New York, Nov. 20.
Yesterday morning there were four fires
in this city, by which twenty houses, in
cluding Murphy's stables, one hundred and
fifty-four horses, and twenty-five omnibus
es, were burned. Total loss $200,000.
One of the strongest arguments used by
the friends of Gen. Taylor during the can
vass in favor of his election was, that if
successful he would command the respect
and confidence not only of his own but all
other nations, and prove the link by which
our amicable relations with other nations
would be maintained and perpetuated upon
the strictest principles of justice and hon
or. Peace upon a permanent and honora
ble basis, was the goal that the vast body of
reflecting and well-disposed men of all par
lies desired; that result, however, they
well knew would never be attained if
Cass triumphed. To show that the sup
peters cf Gen. Taylor did not err in the
tblimate they placed upon the advantages
the nation would reap by hi election, we
refer with pride and gratification to the
following well deserved tribute to his great
worth taken from a late number of the
London Examiner, one of the ablest and
most influential journals in the British Em
pire. Who can read it and not feel the
strongest emotions of national pride at the
success of such a Presidentelect?
"The nomination of Gen. Taylor, and
the course of his relations with the parly
of which he is now the declared represen
tative, indicate better prospects in the re
publican horizon than have been visible
for many years. It is yet possible that we
may see "discretion, moderation, and in
tegrity," prevail in the choice of a chief
magistrate of America. Gen. Taylor is
not a trading politician. The qualities he
lately displayed in the field, and the judg
ment with which he kept himself aloof
from the extreme party that had obtained
his services as a soldier, concentrated pub
lic attention and esteem upon him. He is
the only man, we believe, since the greater
race of American Presidents, who has at
once united many parties. By Democrats
and Whigs, in primary assemblies, in sepa
rate and mixed meetings, ho seems to have
been nominated. Theso nominations he
appears to have accepted, one after the oth
er, without concealing or suppressing the
fact that he held the opinions of the Whigs;
and now that the Whigs as a body, have
named him their candidate, he frankly tells
them that he will not be a party President.
We have here the promise ot a brave and
honorable man, unconlaminated with par
ty madness.
A letter just published by Gen. Taylor to
correct some misconceptions that had gone
abroad concerning him, confirms our im
pression of his worth. There is nothing
in the letter that indicates genius or imagi
native impulse; but it is marked by strong
sense and excellent feeling. Its writer un
derstands and discriminates tho position
and duties of the chief magistrate of a
great republic. He can combine tho hon
est mairtcance of hia own opinions with
constilt...onal deference to the national will,
General Taylor declares that he will not be
t candidate in straightened and sectarian
sens. Having no wish to be a partisan
President, he refuses In be a party camii
date, in the sense that make him one. He
does not engage to lay violent hands indis
criminately upon public officers, good and
bad, who may differ in opinion with him
self. He will not force Congress, by the
coercion of the veto, to pass laws to suit
htm or pass none.
Are we not justified in regarding the
probable choice of such a ruler as of good
omen both for England and America?
Public opinion may work itself clear under
such auspices, and the better parts of re
publican government developc and perfect
themselves. We look upon such a Presi
dency now we hope almost certain, as full
of promise fur the internal happiness ol
America, and for perpetual and amicable
intercourse between the two great Anglo
Norman nations. The election of Gen.
Taylor will show that, as men unquestiona
bly still survive in the United States not
unworthy to be named with Washington,
Franklin and Adams, so the large majority
of the American people arc still able to ap
preciate, and worthy to be served by them."
We find the following letter from Gen.
Taylor, on the subject of Native Ameri
canism, in the New York Tribune:
Baton Rouge, July 12, 1848.
Dear Sir : I have the honor of acknowl
edging the receipt of your letter of the
24th ult., stating that some of the papers
in your part of the country are denoun
cing me as a Nativo American and in fa
vor of their principles, because they have
made use of my name as their candidate
for the Presidency; and also that I am op
posed to the exercise of the elective fran
chise by them. In reply to these charges
I have only to say that they are absolutely
fuhe. I have ever considered that adopted
citizens are entitled to all the rights and
privileges of native citizens, and while the
Constitution makes no distinction, it would
be an act of injustice to withhold from
them any of the rights and privileges. 1
may say to you that for the last ten years
I hava associated with a large number of
foreigners as well as Americans, and have
always treated them with equal respect,
and they deserve the honor of the country
for the courage, zeal and fidelity with which
they have defended her interests and hon
or. With my best interests for your health
and prosperity, I am sincerely yours, kc,
To II. B. Miller, Esq., publisher of the
Buffalo Telegraph.
Important Correspondence. The Pitts
burgh Dispatch of the 16th, publishes the
following interesting correspondence be
tween Gen. Cass and Col. McCandless.
Col. Mc, it will be recollected, is the same
gentleman who pledged to the Baltimore
Convention that Cass would receive a ma
jority of 30,000 in Pennsylvania:
" Detroit, Nov. 7 Midnight.
Dear Sir: Did the lightning strike any
body else? Yours, C."
To which was returned the following re
ply: "Pittsburoii, Nov. 8 Morning.
Sir: The 'noise and confusion' is so
great that I am unable to say.
Yours, Mc."
From the Sundsy Mercury.
For the want of space to print it in, my
sermon will be as short as a rabbit's tail.
This is the text:
And if tliuu pitiesl Tamurlane the Great,
Old woman, tell us what o'clock it be!
My hearers how true it is, that the
greatest of mortals ore sometimes compell
ed to ask small but important favors of the
very lowest ? I know that, while travell
ing lately to preach to tho inhabitants of
Windwhistle Island, I was obligedg to beg
a bito of bread and cheese and a quash
shell of water of an old woman, whose
browi hut sat like a load in the weeds by
the roadside. Was not that a picture of
Greatness leaning upon the staff of humili
ty, and receiving crumbs from the hand of
poverty? It was nothing less. And, when
I am compelled to solicit you to put an oc
casional sixpence, instead of all pennies, in
the plate for the good cause, do I not let
myself down from my exalted position, a
few pegs at least? I do all that. And,
when any of us ministers ask for a dismis
sal, to go somewhere else and feed upon
fatter salaries, is it not a great condescen
sion on our parts? Most certainly it is.
Did not Elisha the prophet, while abiding
among the rocks in the gloomy wilderness,
call upon the crows to bring him a mouth
ful of meal? Look at the great Diogenes,
while basking in his tub, asking the little
Alexander to do him the favor to stand out
of hia sunshine You must be aware my
friends, that an hungry saint would n.ach
rather dine with a sinner upon a good
haunch of venison, than with an angel,
and get nothing but bean soup and bran
bread. So, you see, the rich require fa
vors of the poor the great of the small
and the righteous of the wicked.
My friends there is no ninny so whoil
dry and sapless, but a drop or two of the
honey of information may sometimes be
extracted from him. Don't let your pride
and vanity make you ashamed to ask con
cerning small matters of which you hap
pen to be ignorant; for, just as likely as
not, yonder urchin with a check apron,
while head, dirty face, and bread and mo
lasses, is capable of giving you just the in
formation you require. If you think you
can make the world bel ieve that you know
everything already, and that your store
house of wisdom is crammed full to the
ridge-pole, let mo tell you, you labor (or
idle) under a mighty big mistake. --The
world is not such a credulous fool as thai
Why, you vain conceited ig-no-ra-muses's!
you can go to school to a spider, to a
bumblebee or to a pismire, and be taught
more in one hour than you have ever learn
ed in all your lives ! You won't inquire,
then, for fear folks will suppose you are
ignorant Johnny horses I You would't ask
an old woman what time o'day it was by
the shadow of her mop-handle, lest she
should suspect you had'nt a watch in your
pocket I Well, if you won't ask, you
shall not receive; if you won't seek.
you won't find; and if you won'i
knock at the door of information you
may wander ouside in the darkness of ig
norance guided by the bug lamps of in
stinct, and the false lights of self-conceit
and making more stumbles and blunders
than a blind horse omongditches and sand
pits. So mote it be I
It is peculiarly of the prairies, not known
to strangers in general, that they are pro.
vided with a kind of naiurcl well sinker,
unknown, we believe, in any other coun
try. This is the prairie crab or craw fish,
that lives in holes sunk perpendicularly in
the prairies to a depth sufficient to reach
water. This animal somewhat resembles
a very small lobster, and his dwelling place
is rendered perceptible by a slight clevatioD
thrown up over it, resembling mole hills.
Deffinition op Lady and gentleman.
Lady A female with her head stuck in a
silk bonnet, her waisie puckered into the
circumference of a junk bottln, an enor
mous bustle, and a hole in the heel of her
Gentleman. A man with a long nine in
one hand, a sword coin in the other; with
two cents in his pocket, and no sense in his
Some of the most distinguished .natural
ists of the world believe that spiders have
the art of crossing streams of water on
bridges of their own making. Mr. Spen
cer relates the following curious fact:
'Having placed a largo, full-grown spider,
on a cane upright in the midst of a stream
of water, he saw it descend the cane sev
eral times, and remount, when it arrived
at the surface of the water. Suddenly
he lost sight of it wholly; but a few min
utes afterwards, to his great astonishment,
he perceived it quietly pursuing its own
way on the other side of the stream. Hav
ing spun two threads ahng the cane, it had
cut one of them, which, carried by the
wind, had become attached to some object
on the bank, and so served the spider as a
bridge to cross the water,"
The immense velocity of electricity makes
it impossible to calculate it by direct ob-
serv ation; it would require to be many
thousands of leagues long before the result
could be expressed in the fractions of a
second. Yet, Professor Wheatslone, of
London, has devised apparatus for this pur
pose, among which is a double metallic
mirror, to which he has given a velocity of
eight hundred revolutions in a second of
time. Tho professor calculates, from his
experiments with this apparatus, that the
velocity of electricity through a copper
wire onefifteenlhh of an inch thick, ex
ceeds the velocity of light across the plan
etary spaces, and that it is at least 288,000
miles per second. The professor adds that
tho light of electricity, in a state of great
intensity, docs not last the millionth part
of a second, but that the eye is capable of
distinctly perceiving objects which present
themselves for this short space of time.
The manufacture of many article of
daily use, remarks the Scientific American,
is the result of a series of labors that
Number 39.
J would surprise a person who had never
given a inougui to it. And very few ima
gine the amount of actual work expended
on such articles. If a lady could tee th
process through which her thimble passed,
from the solid bar of silver to the conveni
ent instrument she uses, she would be as
tonished. The bar of silver is welded into
a long ribbon, which is cut into small pieces,
each piece to make the barrel of a thimble.
The top is cut out of another strip of iron
or silver. The rim is hammered around a
bar of iron and soldered, and after the top
is soldered in, the whole thimblo is placed
on a turning lathe and chiseled inside and
outside it is then marked viih the needle
holes, by a little roller pressed against it
and ornamented by various instruments.
We have omitted several of the processes
through which it passes. Altogether they
cannot be less than twenty, nnd after all
the thimble is soid at a very smail advance
on the weight of the silver.
In the first number of the Transactions
of the Massachusetts Horticuliurol Socie
ty; there is an account of the new mode of
preserving apples and pears. The inven
tor of the mode; M. Paquet, of Paris, has
received from the Royal Society of Horti
culture, a medal. He presented on the 12th
June, one hundred pears and apples, which
t u staled not only preserved their beautv.
freshness and flavour, but even their per
lume. His fruit-house is described as a
circular building, with an outer and an in
ner wall the size of the building being
wnatever is convenient. The distance be
tween the outer and inner Mali is about
three feel six inches. There are windows
n both walls, a diffused light being preferr
ed to darkness. The inner room; which
is the depository of the fruit, is kept at a
constant temperature of 50 degrees (fa
renheil;) as low as 3D would not be injuri
ous; but 03 to 73 destructive. Boxes are
made with drawers of oak; that wood be
ing easier lo be cleaned from the remains
of fruit which might decay. "In these
drawers," says the account, the fruit are
placed with small intervals between each.
on a slight bed. one-sixth of an inch thick;
of saw dust, (not pine, which would com
municRte an unpleasant flavour,) hi"hly
dried in nn oven, eight parts, and one part
of very dry pulverised charcoal; and with
tins mixtuie tho interstices between the
fruits are filled to about two-thirds of their
height, leaving one-third exposed." This
mode is deemed greaily preferable to keep,
ing fruits in moss, cotton, paper or other
The fruit should be gathered with the
greatest care, and not in the least bruisedi
the fairest und finest specimens selected.
It should be gathered ten days before it is
ripe. Alier it is gathered, it is directed to
leave it in an open airy situation for about
fifteen days, to sweat, and on no account
be wiped previous to being disposed in the
The Canadians adopt an ingenious plan
for discovering the trees that are stowed
wilh honey. They collect a number of
bees on" ihe flowers in the forest and con
fine them in a small box; at the bottom of
which is a piece of honeycomb, and on tho
lid is a square of glass largo enough to ad
mit the light into every part. When ihe
bees seem satiated with honey, two or three
are allowed to escape, nnd the direction in
which they fly is attentively watched, un
til they become lost in the distance. Tho
hunter then proceeds towards the spot
where they disappeared, and liberating one
or two more of the little captives, he also
marks their course.
This process is repeated until the other
bees, instead of following the same direc
tion as their predecessors, take the direct
opposite course, by which the hunter is
convinced that he has overshot the object
of his pursuit; for it is a knwn fact, that
if you take a bee from n flower situated at
any given distance toutli of the tree to
w hich the bee belongs, and carry it in the
closest confinement to an equal distance on
ihe north side of the tree, he will, when
liberated, fly in a circle for a moment, and
then moke his course direct to his sweet
home, without deviating in the least to the
right hand or the left. The hunter is now
very soon ablo to detect the tree which
contains the honey, by placing on a heat
ed brick a piece of honeycomb, the odor of
which, when melting, is so strong and al
luring, as to entice the whole colony lo
come down from their citadel. When tho
tree is cut down, the quantity of honey
found in its excavated trunk seldom fails
to compensate the hunter very amply for
his perseverance.

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