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THE TIMES.
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1848.
.MISSISSIPPI AND ALABAMA.
, .Those are the only two States about
which there seems to exist any doubts, as
to their vote, A Telegraphic dispatch
from Memphis, dated the 24th, states that
Mississippi has gone for Taylor, by a ma
jority of 20 votes.
The last accounts from Alabama, gave
hopes that Taylor would get the vote of
that Stale
The majorities in both States, cither way,
will be small, and until full returns are re
ceived, it will be impossible to know the
result. We hope by next week to be able
to give the majorities in all the Stales. -
Since the result was certainly known, no
one has paid much attention to particulars;
the whigs have been jollifying and the lo
cos weeping.
CELEBRATION AT FAYETTE
The Whigs of Fayette and vicinity had
a glorious celebration last Thursday night.
The day was rather unfavorable, which
prevented many from being present but
night found some three hundred together,
in the best of spirits.
At a signal from the cannon, the houses
of the whigs were brilliantly illuminated.
The town presented a very handsome ap
pearance, thus lighted, many of the win
dows being tastefully lettered, with the
names of the distinguished men whose
election was being celebrated, and other
significant devices.
Soon after the illumination, a procession
was formed, headed by the Glasgow Brass
Band, (Col. J. II. Shepard and Robert S.
Hughes, Esq., Marshals) and moved
through the various streets of the place.
There was a number of transparancics in
the procession, with various inscriptions
and carricatures, having reference to the
result of the election in different States,
the brilliant achievements of Gen. Taylor,
&c, &.c. We noticed a very tasty one
from our neighboring village, Monticello,
to which was appended a wooden sword,
which looked as if it had been the hero of
an hundred rights, or had been shivered in
lit of indignation. (Our loco friends, per
haps, know what it meant, as we under
stand one of them begged it, desiring to
keep it as a relic of tho "platform" of the
late party!) As the procession passed the
different houses, they were cheered by the
waiving of handkerchiefs, from the only
living beings, friend or foe, to whom Gen
Taylor ever surrendered.
After the procession, tho company as
sembled at the Court House, when Dr.
THOS. N. COCKERILL, of this place,
was chosen President, and Milton With
eus and F. W. Nash, Vice Presidents.
The President addressed the assemblage
at some length, in a speech admirably
adapted to his position and the occasion,
and was followed by Mr. Leonard, Gen.
Clark, Maj. Rollins, Gen. Wilson, of Ran
dolph, Col. Davis, and Mr. Smith, of Mon
ticello the band performing its part, be
tween each speech. The house was crow
ded during the evening, a respectable por
tion of tho audience being ladies. The
speakers were repeatedly, and loudly cheer
ed. There were too many speeches to at
tempt a sketch of them all, and wo shall
show no partiality.
After a very pleasant evening, the meet
ing adjourned with cheers for the Ladies,
for the Whigs of Monticello, the Whigs of
Glasgow, and lastly, for Taylor and Fill
more.
TXj The locos contend that the recent
election decided nothing, so far as princi
pies are concerned, because the whigs ad'
vocated nothing. Let us take them at their
word. The whigs were in favor of noth
ing: the locos pressed it upon the people,
that the success of Gen. Cass was the on
Jy means of preserving the Sub Treasury,
the Tariff .is It vs, and preventing such a
system of Internal improvements as would
improve our Western Rivers, &c.
The People decided against them pre.
ferring nothing to such a state of affairs,
This is the exact point to which the
reasoning of the locos bring them, and if
they are satisfied, the whigs certainly will
not complain!
DCJ The whigsof Si. Louis had a grand
celebration last night week. The torch
light procession was one of the most impo
sing ever witnessed in that city, After the
procession, Hon. Edward Bates addressed
the people at the Rotunda. There was a
ball and supper, the proceeds of which is
to be given to the poor of the city. Re
joicing that makes glad the heart of the
distressed, is worthy of all commendation;
and in this our St. Louis friends deserve
great credit.
In Stanley county, North Carolina, Ty.
lor and Fillmore received every vote!
; TAYLORS CABINET.
The papers are discussing tho subject of
Gen. Taylor's Cabinet, and- speculating as
to who will be Secretary of State, Treas
ury, War, Navy, and Post Master Gener
al. Crittenden, of Kentucky, Lawrence,
of Massachusetts, Evans, of Maine, Clay
ton, of Delaware, Smith, of Connecticut,
Stewart, of Pennsylvania, and many oth
ers, are named, in connection with some of
the stations.
There is no harm in all this speculation,
but it is as likely to do harm as good; for
we are quite sure General Taylor will form
his Cabinet, just to suit his own notions,
irrespective of suggestions, public or pri
vatc. We feel equally sure that it will be
one of the purest, if not ablest, that has
been assembled at Washington, for many
administrations back. He has an ample
range for a selection, and as close an ob
server of men and things as he has ever
proven himself, warrants the belief that
his selections will be Buch as will place the
different Departments of Government in
pure and able hands; and whether he finds
such men among the host of prominent
names which have long been before the
country, or in the more retired walks of
life, will matter but little with him.
Among all the suggestions we have
seen, (and the Missouri press has not been
backward,) we have not yet noticed the
name of a Missourian mentioned. Have
we not men among us worthy of some of
these distinguished posts? Where are our
Bates, Geyers, Leonards, Rollins, Don-
ipiians,' and many others, equally merito
rious and distinguished? Missouri has nev
er yet been honored by such an appoint
ment, yet she is not inferior in talent and
other recommendations, to many States
which have been, or are proposed to be,
thus honored.
" THE BANNER STATE."
Returns have been received from all the
counties in this State, but one or two, and
the boasted majority that Cass was to get,
of 20,000 votes, will not exceed 7,000!
This is but about half of King's majority
over Rollins. The loco papers, throughout
the State, claimed it for Cass, by 20,000
and many of their readers, believing them,
were hunting "green whigs," who were
willing to bet that his majority would not
exceed 10,000. They found a few, and
that few are now "raking down" the
stakes!
"But our boys did'nt como to the
polls," says one. " A good many of them
did come and vote for Taylor" wo reply.
" But still, there are a good many who did
not vote." "Certainly, but it was because
you run a man they did not care about see
ing elected."
Another race with old Zack for a leader,
and the " Banner Stnte" will be with him-
DISGRACEFUL CONDUCT.
We understand, from reliable sources,
that upon the receipt of the news of Tay
lor's election at JelFerson City, the Rever
end Hampton L. Boon, State Printer,
Chaplain to the Penitentiary, &c, and Falk
land II. Martin, Secretary of State, hung
crape on their door knobs, windows, gate
posts and trees about their premises.
Such disgraceful conduct as this, on the
part of any person, ought to banish them
without the pale of civilized society; but
when it is perpetrated by office-holders, ser-
vants of the people, in high official stations
and one of them, too, officiating in a minis
terial capacity, language fails to furnish a
sufficient rebuke for the sacrilegious act.
Why should theso locofoco office holders
thus outroge common decency? Is Gener
al Taylor a savage, a monster, a devil incar
nate? Is not that country safe in his hands,
whose life has been a thousand times per
illed to defend her honor and fame? Is it
thus the man is to be met, whose youth and
manhood, even to old age, has been spent
in toil and danger, defending the firesides
of those who mock him? Alas for the spirit
of locofocoism! it harbors even such feel
ings, and its votaries iinblushingly betray
them. This specimen of locofocoism, shows
what it would do, had it tho power; but
thanks to a free and intelligent people, it
has been overthrown, and the fate of the
few who are still animated by it, is even
now recorded!
NONSENSE its meaning.
We heard rather a new and novel defi
nition of the word " Nonsense," recently.
It oscurred in a conversation between two
gentlemen on the evening of the whig eel
ebration in this place one of them an " old
guard whig," and the other one of the old
" Guards" but a young Cassite. The whigs
were making merry, in divers ways, when
the Cassite remarked to the whig,
" This is all nonsense."
" I think not," said the whig.
" What does nonsense mean then," qooth
the Cassite.
" Well, without consulting Walker, Web
ster, or other authorities, on the subject,"
said the whig, "I would define it thus
Nonsense: A Neutral Editor coming out
for Cass, three weeks before the election."
" Ahem, Ahem," said the Captain, (the
Cassite, we mean,) as ho incontinently tniz
Ulcd!
THE VOTE OF CENSURE THE
V peoples judgment; ;M
On the 80ih of January,t847, Hon. W,
M. Cooke (Whig) of Tennessee submitted
to the House a resolution tendering tho
thanks ot Congress to Gen. Zachary Tay
lor, his officers and soldiers, "for their cour
age, skill, fortitudo and good conduct in
storming tho City of Monterey:'
Which Hon. Jacob Thompson of Miss.
moved lo amend by adding tho following:
"Provided. That nothing heroin contained shall
be construed into an approbation of the terms of
the capitulation of Monterey." ( ., ,
This amendment was advocated on the
ground that General Taylor had manifested
a weak humanity in allowing a Mexican
army greatly superior in numbers to his
own to abandon their stronghold unmoles
ted and surrender him that important and
strongly fortified City, well stored with
munitions of war. This amendment was
carried, in defiance of the opposition of all
the Whigs and some others, and the resolu
tion of thanks to the Army, thus conver
ted into one of censure for General Taylor
was sent to the Senate for concurrence-'
A motion was there made to strike out this
dishonoring Proviso, and carried by the aid
of Mr. Calhoun and several Southern Lo-
cofocos the Nays being as follows:
Nays Messrs. Allen, Ashley, Atchison, Ather
ton, Bagby, Breese, Bright, CASS, Dix, Hannegan,
Niles, bevier, sturgeon, lurney and Xulee 15
Cong. Globe, 2d Sess. "29th, Congress, p. 318.
A substitute for the resolution was then
moved by Mr. Webster. It was
"That the thanks of Congress are due and are
hereby tendered, to Mojor General Zachary Tavlor
hia ollicers and men, for the fortitude, skill, enter
prise, and courage which distinguished the late
brilliant military operations upon the Rio Grande."
It was adopted, the Nays being as fol
lows:
Nays Messrs. Allen, Ashley Atchison, Ather
ton, Ilagby, Banlon, Breese, Bright, CASS, Chal
mers, Dix, Fairfield, Hannegan, Houston, Niles,
Rush, Sevier, Soule, Speight, Sturgeon, Turney;
Westcottanu xulee . Vong. Globe, as above
Gen. Cass then saw the growing popu
larity of Gen. Taylor, and having the
Presidency in view, his ambition overleap
ed all sense of propriety, justice, and hon
or, and he voted not only against striking
out the unjust imputation in the proviso of
Thompson, but also against a simple reso
lution of thanks to Gen. Taylor, his officers
and soldiers 1
They have both recently been before the
people, and Gen. Cass has been left in the
distance by Gen. Taylor, about One Hun
dred Thousund Votes !
Thus do the People stand by the sol
diers who defend the common country.
Thus do they rebuke those who would tar
nish their name and fame 1
The Washington Union, of the 15th con
tains the following:
The Result. The National Intelligen
cer of yesterday morning claims the elec
tion of General Zachary laylor as Presi
dent of the United States. We know of
no cause to gainsay this proclamation.
On the contrary, the telegraphs of yester
day deprive us of one prop after another,
North Larolinn, Louisiana and lennessee,
all said to be gone:
" What though our masts be all blown overboard
Our anchors from their fast moorings dragged,
And halt our sailors buried iu the Mood
Yet lives our pilot still."
It will be a great consolation to the fol
lowers of the Union, who were deceived by
father Ritchie, up to the day of the eleC'
tion, to know their " Pilot" still lives! And
although they have to "give up the ship,"
and their money, yet they will find conso
lation in the fact, the " flag still flies!"
" North Carolina, Louisiana, Tennessee,
all said to be gone." If father Ritchie
were to make oath that he ever believed
either of these States would vote for Cass,
we should think the little discretion he ev
er had, had given way to the chimeras of
second childhood. But we do not think
that he, or any reasonable, well informed
man, ever thought they would vote for
Cass; but duty to " the party" required they
should be stoutly claimed, and that duty
was wrecklcssly performed, at tho cost of
the money of his too credulous readers.
What can't be helped, must bo endured.
They can take such consolation as ho gives
them pay up their debts, and
" Join the song all the States along,
O carry him back to old Virginny."
ARKANSAS SENATORS.
We learn from the Little Rock, Arkansas
that Solon Borland has been elected Uni
ted States Senator for the unexpired term
of Mr. Sevier. Judge Sebastian has been
elected to fill the vacancy occasioned by
the death of Mr Ashley. It is thought that
Mr. Sevier will be elected for the next
term.
Crenshaw's Hotel. We call the at
tention of our travelling public, to the ad
vertisement of " Crenshaw's Hotel," in an
other column. This House is convenient
ly situated to the business part of the town,
and tho worthy host is accommodating and
obliging. As an Irishman would say, " he
has been eating us," since our residence
here, and we speak " by authority" when
we assure our friends they will not regret
giving him a call.
There are 778 banks in the Union.
Their capital is nearly $210,000,000.
Circulation about 9125,000,000. Specie
$50,000,000.
y, ' .?; for the times.
i ' j "Tender Footed "Get off my Const
Yet am I thankful; If my heart were great
' 'Twotild burst at this; Captain I'll bo no more.
O, mighty Oewr! Dost thou He so lowl --
Are a II thy conquests, glories, triumphs, spoils,
Shrunk to this little measure? Siiaxsi-earb'. '
In looking over the lost" Banner," we
were no little amused at the graphic des
cription of what its worthy editor classic
ally terms "The Great Whig Pow-wow."
The idea struck us, that it was evidently
the last dying " Fizzle" (excuse us for quo
ting the vulgar phrase) of a sadly disap
pointed and newly fledged politician, who
had for several years, "run both sides the
track at once," but who lately mounted
the Democratic horse and has been badly
distanced, losing not only all his bets, but
his cherished prospects of party promotion
"O, world, thy slippery turns!"
He says, " while the procession was
forming in front of the residence of a late
lamented democratic citizens, a whig who
look part in the pow-wow bawled out Might
up the G d d d locofoco houses.' " We
were present and heard nothing of this
"pow-wow" others heard nothing of it,
and what renders it more uncertain, is the
fact, that the house to which we suppose
allusion is made, was brilliantly lighted,
being occupied by a good whig.
" The procession," he says, " numbered
sixty-Jive live whigs, all told, with about as
many more old guard whigs, boys, and
darkies." We give the Capt. full credit for
his capacity in enumerating the " darkies,"
and suppose the "circumstances" enabled
him to number them correctly on Jjiat oc
casion; but we think his political optics
were too asquint to enable him to give the
true number of whigs. We have not
heard them estimated at less than two, to
two hundred and fifty. He says speeches
were made by several gentlemen, but the
burden of all was tho "glorification of Old
Zack," and " coarse epithets " applied to
Gen. Gass. We heard no such epithets as
"Old Granny Harrison," in '40; "Black
Leg Federalist Clay," in '44; or the" Silly
old Taylor," in '48 applied to the whigs
by the party with which he has so lately
identified himself. He makes a sly thrust
at some of the speakers, "who would have
been office-holders if the people had seen
fit to elect them;" but his "wrath and cab
bage" being up to the boiling point, he is
"twenty per cent severer" against Dr.
Cockerill than any other speaker, whether
from his withering portraiture of official
corruption, his eloquent eulogy on Gen
Taylor, or his playful remarks in relation
to those "F s" in the "Banner," we are
unable to say, but suppose the latter, as he
says, "he (the Dr.) came down on poor de
fenceless us, like a thousand of bricks."
No: not "a thousand ot bricks; one
small bat was sufficient for the game and
the speaker said those small " F s," from
the "Banner," levelled at Gen. Taylor, did
not even make "Old Whitey" switch his
tail. When he says "the Doctor some
times makes a very passable speech," he
must allude to the time the Doctor made
a speech to the Missouri volunteers, and he
followed in un utter failure, and must have
felt like the Indian Chief who attempted a
speech in council, and was so mortified, that
ho stopped short, went to his brother and
said, " brother, I do wish you would take me
out and kick me,"
Ho makes a sly inuendo against the " Rev,
gentleman" in black who "sold the pump:"
never mind that Captain, the gentleman
who bought it, can still laugh, and not ex
pecting office, takes defeat more kindly Mian
some Editors do.
We would advise the Captain as a friend,
to " keep cool," blow off " steam" and, tho'
Uncle 8am has forsaken him, and declared
he shall have none of his patrimony, yet a
few more " decent" F s from the " Ban
ner," (if its only against "old whitey,") may
induce one of his western daughters called
Missouri, to take him to her embrace.
CORTEX.
Huntsville, Nov. 24, 1848.
Messrs. Green $ Shirley: In the last
number of the Howard county Banner, I
find some one writing on the subject of the
contested election in this county, who signs
himself "Voice of Truth." If a person
not known to the facts of the contested
election in this county, should see the com
munication in question, he might conclude
that McLean and " Many Whigs," were
really endeavoring to give things a different
aspect from what they of right should wear;
but to those who are known to the facts of
the case, "Voice of Truth" has made himself
appear quite preposterous, if not ridicu
lous in the extreme. It is known by eve
ry man and nearly every woman and child
in this county, that Dr. Oliver did propose
to Mr. Garth to run the race over, and
that Garth informed him that his friends
were not willing for him to do so. Yet
strange as it does appear, " Voice of Truth"
asserts thot he is authorized by Mr. Garth
to say that the language contained in
McLean's letter, was not, at any time,
used by him to Oliver, or any person. 1
ask in the name of common sense, what
does Mr. Garth and " Voice of Truth"
mean or expect by such a denial ? Do they
expect to create the impression that Mr.
Garth did not refuse to run the race over?
If so, they must place a low estimate on
tho understanding of the public, v If uch
was not their object, why should they be
so very particular in disputing the lnnguoge
of McLean's letter, when they know full
well and dare not deny the fact, that if
Kit. Garth did not use the precise language
of that letter, he did uso language to the
very same effect. Again ho asserts that
Garth did propose to run the race over,
and Oliver refused, saying his friends were
not willing. Now it is about as well known
here as the abovo fact, that Mr. Garth said
if Dr. Oliver would resign that he would
not contest the election but that he would
become a candidate tho second time. Now
I ask, what man of any sense at all, would
suppose for one moment, that Oliver, after
having been elected by the people of this
county, and when he was entitled to a cer
tificate of that election, would have re
signed, proposed or accepted any proposi
tion to run the race over or refer the elec
tion to the people, until hi seat vas con
tested? Such a course would have been I
without a parallel, and such as no man of
senso would have pursued. Garth, howev
er, only expressed his willingness to run
the race over if Oliver would resign before
his seat was contested, but mado no propo
sition to that effect to Oliver. In his
conversation with McLean he made no
such conditions; but when Dr. Oliver made
the proposition, in a formal manner he re
fused, notwithstanding his declarations to
the contrary. "Voice of Truth" thinks
his friend, Mr. Garth, wronged by McLean's
letter. Now, it was a month from the time
McLean's letter was published, until " Voice
of Truth" makes his complaint. If Mr.
Garth had considered himself really ag
grieved in that letter, ho most certainly
would have sought redress before this time.
Again : " Voice of Truth" asserts that Mc
Lean exonerates the democracy from any
participancy in the course pursued by
Garth. Now McLean has said no such
thing, nor did he mean any such thing.
He stated that the democracy did not, as a
party, approbate the course pursued, but
did not throw all the blame on Mr. Garth
and exonerate "Voice of Truth" and oth
ers, as he doubtless would like to make it
appear, since the laurels won are likely to
be scarce in this contested election.
"Voice of Truth" is a beautiful name, in
deed, to be affixed to a production! The
author must think that there is a great deal
in a name. I would, however, venture a
small sum, that if he would have his head
Phrenologised, that the organ of language
which doubtless is with him synonymous
with voice, predominates largely, while the
more modest organ of Truth, if it exists at
all, will scarcely ever raise its head.
ONE OF THE PEOPLE.
Messrs. Green $ Shirley: With your
permission, wo propose inviting the atten
tion of the medical profession generally in
this section of the State, but particularly
that part of it resident in Glasgow and vi
cinity, to the propriety of organizing a
medical association in this city.
Some of the chief objects proposed to be
accomplished by the association, are friend
ly intercourse among Physicians, inter
change of opinions in all that relates to phys
'c, the elevation of medicine, &c.
In all the cities and most of the large
towns in the Union, institutions similar to
the one proposed, are to bo found. The fa
vorable attention of the medical world is
now directed to the subject. The best,
wisest and most learned of the profession
are now zealously engaged in, the advance
ment of the cause, and recommending such
organizations any where among regularly
educated physicians, with aview to the ele
vation of the profession and harmony
among its members.
It is true that large cities afford more fa
cilities to such associations, from proximity)
&c, than small places, yet it is equally true
that small towns have also their advantages,
and many of them have done much to pro
mote the interests of medicine. With the
resident physicians of Glasgow and tliose
in its vicinity united, a respectable associa
tion could bo formed; and, on those of the
profession residing at a distance desirous of
uniting with us, honorary membership could
be conferred.
It were needless at present to enter into
a lengthy exposition of the advantages and
good results to be obtained from such an
association: should however tho subject
meet with favor, we will most cheerfully
give whatever aid, it may be in our power,
to the promotion of what we believe lo be
a good and bendecial object.
MEDICUS.
GROANS OF THE BRITONS.
We learn from the Pike county (III.) Free
Press, of the 16th, that the Locofocos of
Griggsville, in that county, on the Saturday
night previous, collected together, procured
an old coat, pantaloons and hat, stuffed them
with straw, called them Gen. Taylor, and
actually burnt them to ashes in the streets
of that town.
fO" Gen. Cass has a larger majority
over Taylor in Michigan than in any other
Slate in the Union. " !
THE UNITED STATES SENATE.
The aspect of this body, as far as now
known that it will present on the 4th of
March next, when General Taylor . will as
sunie the Presidency, will. he. as follows:
Wkies in ttalirs Democrats in Roman.
Term Ex- "
' Term Ex.
pires.
Alabama.
Locofoco 1853.
Locofoco 1855
Mississippi!
Jefferson Davis 1851
Henry S. Foote 1853
Louisiana.
S U. Downs 1853
Pierre Soula 1855
Arkansas.
Locofoco 1853
JOcufoco 1858
Tennessee. .
H, L. Turney 1851
John Bell 1853
Kentucky. "
J. R. Vnderwood 1853
Whig 186
Ohio.
Thomas Carwin 1851
Uncertain 1855
. Michigan.
Thos. Fitzgerald 1851
Alpheus Fetch 1853
Indiana.
Jesse D. Bright 1851
Locofoco 1855
Illinois.
S. A. Douglass 1853
Locofoco 1855
Missouri.
T. H. Benton 1851
pires.
Maine.
Hannibal Hamlin ; 1851
Jas. W.Bradbury . 1903
New Hami-shire.
John P. Hale 1853
Uncertain 1805
Vermont.
Samuel S. Phelps 1851
William Vpham 1H6U
Massachusetts.
Daniel Webster 1851
John Davis 1853
Rhode Island.
Albert C. Greene 1851
John H. Clarke 1853
Connecticut.
Roger S. BaUwin 1851
Truman Smith 1855
New York.
Dan'l. S. Dickinson 151
Whiff
1855
New Jersey.
Wm. L. Dayton 1851
Jacvb W. Miller 1853
Pennsylvania.
Daniel Sturgeon 1851
Whr 1800
Delaware.
John M. Clayton 1851
freiley Spruance 180 J
Maryland.
Revedy Johnson 1851
James A. Pearce 1855
Virginia.
Jas. M. Moson 1851
R. M. T. Hunter 1853
North Carolina
W. P. Mangum 1853
Whig 1855
Sooth Carolina.
John C Calhoun 1853
Locofoco 1855
Georgia.
John M. Berrien 1853
W. V. Davson 1855
Locofoco 1855
Florida.
David L. Yulee 185t
Whig 1855
Texas.
Thomas J. Rusk 1851
Sam Houston 1853
Iowa.
Locofoco 1851
Locofoco 1853
Wisconsin.
Henry Dodge
Uncertain
1853
1855
60
25
31
3
1
Total Lumber of Senators
Whigs
Locofocos
Uncertain
John P. Kale
House of Kr presets tatives.
As far as heard from.
New Congress. Old Cong res.
Whig.
Illinois I
Missouri
Arkansas
Iowa
Vermont 3
Maine 2
Pennsylvania 15
L. F.
6
5
1
2
1
5
9
11
4
' 7
1
1
52
Whig.
1 .
L. F.
6
5
1
2
1
0
7
10
4
7
1
11
61
3
1
17
11
I
4
4
23
65
61
Ohio
10
Florida
Georgia
S. Carolina
New Jersey
New York
Total.
1
4
4
32
72
62
Wkig maj. 20 4
The seat of one member in Iowa wilf
be contested by a Whig. South ' Carolina
has sent two Democratic Taylor men, and
New York sends Preston King a 'Free Soil'
man.
15
FROM CALIFORNIA.
On Wednesday last a small party arri
ved in this place from California, bringing
with them large quantities of the Feather
river gold dust, a portion of which was as
sayed by a chemist of our town, and pro
nounced pure gold. This company state
that the gold fever had not abated, but was
raging to a considerable extent, and that
large parlies were daily arriving from Or
egon and other quarters to work the mines.
The mines produce an abundant yield, the
ore ranging from the smallest particles lo
pieces of two, six and ten ounces in weight.
One piece has been found weighing up
wards of one pound and a half. Several
ounces have been purchased in this place,
and examined by persons who profess to
be judges, and ail agree in the opinion that
it is tho "pure stuff." If the specimen we
have seen is from Feather river, we have no
hesitation in saying that the "Feather river
gold mine" is no humbug.
We might add, in connexion with this
thai a few weeks ago we published an arti
cle from the "New York Sun," stating that
the Feather river gold dust was nothing but
mica, and that the whole story was set
afloat for the purpose of encouraging emi
gration to California. The reverse, how
ever, is supposed to be the case, and that
the "mica" story was published by a set of
speculators in New York, in order to check
emigration until they could enter the land
and monopolise the trade.
We would advise those who wish to sat
isfy themselves of the quality of the gold to
call at the store of Messrs. Smith & Bed
ford, where they can see specimens. St.
Joseph Gazette, 2ith.
rjCf'The Whigs, having a decided major
ity in tho Legislature of New York, will
send to the Senate of the United States
after the 4th of March next, the first Whig
U. S. Senator from that State.
LO3 The Louisville Journal thinks Mr.
Clayton, of De
f Delaware, will be Secretary of
er President Taylor, and the Hon.
state under
John Davis, of Massachusetts, Secretary
ot tne treasury.
The Whigs of Louisville have appointed
a committee to invite Gen. Taylor to visit
their city on his way to Washington and
extend to him its hospitalities. -
. LO The population of the city of Boon
ville is 2,224, of Cooper county, 12,467.
LU"Tho 4th of March next comes or
Sunday; consequently Gen. Taylor will ba
inaugurated on Monday, the 5th. Sunday,
the Government will be without a head: we
almost wish this hadjeen the case for the
last four yean.

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