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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11. 1848. ornci. vp staibs, hixt dooh to crensuaw s HOTEL: SHTSAKC1, WATBB STBEET. NOTICE. In order to lay the President' Message before our readers as early as possible, we shall issue our next paper on Tuesday. Those who have advertisements, or other matter to be inserted, will rleaso hand the same in by Monday evening. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE. We received this document on Tuesday night, via Hannibal, in an Extra from the office of the Hannibal Journal. It came to hand after the first side of our paper hod been worked off, and is. too lengthy for our inside. We are therefore compelled to lay it over until our next publication. Being the last regular message of Mr Polk, he of course has much to say, in or der that he may leave his administration as well "posted up" as possible, and conse quently it is a very lengthy, as well as la bored papor. After the usual exordium, the President congratulates the country upon our peace ful relations and friendly intercourse with " the nations of the world. ''It has been my "constant aim and desire," he says, "to "cultivate peace and amity with all na "tions. Tranquility at home, and peace " ful relations abroad, continue the true "and permanent policy of the country. " War the scourge of nations some " times becomes inevitable, but it is a! " ways to be avoided, when it can be done " consistently with the right and honor o " the nation." He then very complacently begins an enumeration of the " important results o the war" with Mexico, to-wil: tho charac tcr it has given us abroad, as to ability to wage war; the territory we have acquired its rich mineral resources, nili commercial advantages. Tho cold mines of Cuiifprni are particularly alluded to, and the estab lishment of a branch of the mint recom mended in that region. Tho organization of Governments for California and New Mexico, is earnestly pressed. In adjusting these governments, fears are only entertained as to the disposal of the slavery question. We extract so much of the message as relates to this subject : "It is our sohmn duty to provide, with the least possible delay, fur New Mexico and California, regular organized govern ments. The causes of the failure to do this, at the last session of Congress, are well known and deeply to be regretted. With the opening projects, and increased national greatness, which the acquisition of inese ricu lerruories aiiordi, How irration al it would be to forego, and to reject, these advantages, by the agitation of a do mestic question, which is coeval with the existence of our Government itself, and to endanger, by internal strifes, geographical divisions and heated contests for political power, or for any othercause, the harmony of the glorious union of our confederation that union which binds us together as one people, and which, for sixty years, has been our shield and protection against eve ry aanger. In the eyes of tho world and posterity, how trivial and insignificant will be all our internal divisions and struggles, com pared with this union of the States with all its valor and nil its countless blessings. no puirioi wouiu ioment or excite ceo graphical and sectional divisions. No lover of his country would deliberately calculate the value of the Union. Future generations would look in amazement upon the folly of such a course. Other nations, at the present moment, would look upon it with astonishment, and such of those as desire to maintain and perpetuate thrones and monarchical or aristocratic principles, win view u wiin exultation and delight, oecause in it triey will see the elements of taction winch they hope must ultimately overthrow our system. Ours is tho great example of a prosperous and free self-governed republic, commanding the admiration and the imitation of all lovers of freedom throughout the world. II,.... l .1 r . .. . - buiciiiii, uieieiore, iiie duty how impressive the call upon us. and upon all jtanaui uur country to cultivate a patri otic spirit of harmony, good fellowship, compromise and mutual concession, in the administration of the incomparable system of government formed by our fathers in the midst of almost insuperable difficulties. ana transmuted to us with the injunction that we should enjoy its blessincs. and ham! it down unimpaired to those that may come uuer us. In view of the high and responsible du ties we owe to ourselves and mankind. 1 trust you may be ablo to approach the ad- j....K.-m oi me only domestic question which seriously threatens, or probably ever can threaten, to disturb the harmony and successful operation of our system. The immense valuable possessions of New Mexico and California, are already inhab ited by a considerable populationattract ed by their great fortiliiy,leir niinora, wealththeir commercial advantages and tho salubrity of the climuie. Emigrants torn the older States, in great numbers are already preparing to seek new homes in these inviting regions. Shall the dissimilarity of domestic instt- utions in the different Slates prevent us from providing for them suitable govern ments? These institutions existed at the adoption of the constitution; but the obsta cles which they interposed, were overcome by that spirit of compromise which is now nvoked. In conflict of opinions or ot in terest, real or imaginary, between different sections of our country, neither can justly demand all which it might desiro to ob tain; each, in the true spirit of our institu tions, should concede something to the oth er. Our gallant forces in the Mexican war, by whose patriotism and unparallelled deeds of arms, we obtained these possessions as an indemnity for our just demands against Mexico, were composed of citizens who belonged to no slate or section of our union they wero men from slaveholding and non slaveholding States, from the north and from the south, from the east and from the west. They were companions in arms, ana teiiow citizens ot tne same common country, engaged in the same common cause. When prosecuting that war, thev were brethren and friends, and shared alike with each other common toils, dancers and sutterings. JMow, when their work is en ded when peace is restored, and they re turn again to tbeir homes put oft the ha bihmenls or war, take their places in so ciety and resume their pursuits in civil life, surely a spirit of harmony and concession and ot equal regard for the rights or all, and of all sections of the Union, ought to prevail in providing Governments for the acquired Territories tho fruits of their common service, lhe whole people of the United States, and of every State, conlrib uted to pay the expenses of that war; and it would not be just for any one section to exclude another from all participation the acquired territory. This would not be in accordance with the just system of Gov ernmcnt which the framers of our lonslt tution adopted. The question is believed to be rather ab stract than practical, whether slavery ever can or would exist in any portion of the acquired territory, even if it were left to the option of the slaveholding States them selves. From the nature of the climate and productions of the country, in much the larger portion of it, it is certain it could never exist; and, in the remainder, would not. But, however this may be, the question involving as it docs a principle of equality of rights of the separate and several States, as equal copartners in the confederacy, should not be disregarded. In organizing Governments river their j territories, no duties imposed on Congress by thb Constitution require that they should legislate on !:? Vu'bject of slavery, while their power to do so" is fl on'y seriously questioned, but denied, by msny of the soundest expounders of that iristiuJierit. Whether Congress shall legislate or not, the people of the acquired territories, when assembled in convention, will possess the whole and exclusive power to determine whether slavery shall, or shall "not, exist within their limits. If Congress shall ab stain from interfering in the question, the people of these territories will be left free to adjust it as they may think proper, when they may apply for admission asStatCBinto the Union. No enactment of Congress as could restrain the people of any of the sovereign States of the Union, old or new, slaveholding or non-slaveholding, from de termining the apprehensions which were entcrtaicd by some of our statesmen in the earlier period of our government that our system was incapableof operating with sufficient energy and success over largely extended territorial limits. Those who maintained that if this system was adopted, it would full to pieces by its own weak ness, have been disappointed by our expe perience. By the division of power be tween the States and the Federal Govern ment, the latter is found to operate with as much energy at the extremes as in the cen tre. It is as sufficient in tho remotest of the thirty States which now compose the Union, as it was in the thirteen States which formed our confederacy. Indeed, it may be doubted, whether, if our present popu lation had been confined within the limits of tho original thirteen States, the tenden cy to concentration would not have been such as to have encroached upon the es sential reserved rights of the States, and thus make the Federal Government a wide ly different one, practically, from what it is in theory, and was intended to be by its framers. So far from entertaining appre hensions of the safety of our system by the extension of our territory, tho belief is confidently entertained, that each new State gives strength and additional guaran tee for the preservation of tho Union it self. The finances of the sounlry are shown to be in a "highly prosperous condition;" under the operailons of the Tariff, "the "revenue has been increased; the taxes of "the people have been diminished; they "have been -relieved from .the heavy "amounts with which they were burlhened " under former laws," &c. The operations of the "Constitutional Treasury" aro re viewed, and highly commended. The questions of a National Bank, the Tariff, Internal Improvements, Distribu tion of the proceeds of the sales of the Public Lands, and the Yeto, are each treated of at length. Our space to day will not admit of even a running sketch of the arguments ad vanced. Wo will lay the entire document before our readers early next week, when they can examine it for themselves and at their leisure. From a hasty perusal, it strikes us as being one of the most labored papers we have ever seen emanate from the White House. The arguments on the sub. ject of the Veto and Internal Improve ments, very clearly indicate that the Pres- dent keenly feels the rebuke the people ad ministered to mm in (lie recent election. REFORMS. A correspondent of the St. Louis Re publican, wi iting over the signature of "La. fayette," gives the following "rough oul- ines" of reforms, to which he invites the at tention of the incoming administration and the public generally. Firstly. The constitution should be no amen- ded that the people may vols directly lot PresU dent and Vice President, and the intermediate agency of Electors done awty. -This is en old proposition, and hus been often argued. I will only add a single one in its favor. It it this: A man may be chosen President, under the present mode, and yet be in a minority of several hun dred thousand votes. For instance, candidate A may obtain a majority of one vote in New York, two in Pennsylvania, three in Ohio, four in Vir ginia, five in Kentucky, six in Tennessee, seven in INorih Larolina, and e'glit in Massachusetts, whereby he would obtain one hundred and fifty" two electoral votes a suficient number to elect him. Candidate B might obtain a majority of ten thousand or more votes in each or tho other twenty. two Slates, yet he could not be President. This is ell wrong, end contrary to the very first ABC principle of our Government. Ours ought to be a Government of the people's teill, where every possible agency should be dispensed with consistently with the convenience of the people. To that point every thine is lendine,nd when it shall be reached, then, end not till then, will our prtctice agree with our theory. The lesson taught to otiice bo ding dictates, in the election ol Uen. iaylor, is a proof that the people consider them, selves capable of doing their own business. The ennals ol political warlare never showed any thing so vindictive, so slanderous, ao outrageous, as the conduct of Government officers towards Gen. Taylor. There was no sort of excuse or apology for it, for the character of the 'old man' is a close representative or lhe snow which is now Tailing (Nov. 2Uih) upon the earth. Secondly, the term of a President should be fixed at six instead of four years; end be ineligi ble after the first term. This change is proper, in order that more attention should be bestowed upon Slate matters by the different Legislatures. A greater length of quietude should be given than is afforded under the four years' term. Thirdly, members of Congress, both of the Senate and House, should be rendered ineligible to any appointment by the President during the term lor which they were chosen, and Tor two years thereafter. It has been argued, against this proposition, that there are place:, to fill, particu iarly on the bench of the supreme Court, and amongst our foreign missions, where it might be necessary to go into Congress to find a suitable man. 1 legard this as perfectly absuid. There nsver has been, and there never will be, better and more capable men in Congress than there is out of it. 1 am much deceived if Congress is not more of a bed of thorns than of flowers; more of a place ol corruption than ol purity, ol dissipa, lion than of temperance. Hence the door should be closed against their obtaining any greater favor than that which they solicited fiom lhe people. Fourthly, Registers Snd Receivers of public money should be elected by the direct vote of the people of their respective land districts; Custom House officers by the people of the towns, or citi zens,, in which such oiuces are established; Dis trict Attorneys ol the united Slates Supreme Court, by the people of the Several Stales and District W.bdO there is more than one in a Slate as is the case ni sever?! Oieles; I'osimasters, by the cities and counties. Jr. 'h case of I ostmas. lers, the several counties should eioCt a Pcflmas- tcr for tho seat of justice, and each election dis trict, precinct, township, or place of voting, (be sides lhe seat of justice,) should elect their own Postmaster, where en ohico is required. It is an undeniable fact, that if all lhe federal officers are of one political faith, there is more danger of cor ruplion and malleasance in OiuCe, ,2au u iney were divided in sentiments no matter whelh'r ihey be Whigs, Democrats, or Free Soilers. No appointments should be left to the President ex cept those of Cabinet officers, Judges of the Su preme Court, and Foreign Ministers end Charges. The great danger to our system lies in the con centrating and absorbing power of the Presiden tial office. The people they who pay the taxes and "fight the battles," (in the language of a friend of mine) should retain all the power not necessary to be entrusted to the President. This is the sentiment of the separative Sutes, the New Stales especially, and a man had as well attempt to fight the Commanches wilh broom straws, as to stay its progress. . Our people are enlightened ihey are a free people, and it is a slander upon (hem to say that they ate not capable of choosing any and all their public servants. In Pennsyl. vania it has been seen that the "coal heavers," the "iron-diggers," the "stone-breakers," the dig gers of the canals, and all classes of the laboring millions were capable of detecting end exposing the double-dealing of Lewis Cass, and the negro principles of Martin Van Buren. They have seen in the "lough" stone of Gen. Taylor's per son that which can be formed into the finest and most beautiful piece of, workmanship. They have made the sione which the Democratic buil ders disallowed the head of the corner. All this has been done by the "sober, second thought,'' without excitement, and against ihose who assu med (being Federal officers) to be their masters. Fithly, The session of congress should be limit ed to four or five months for the lung session giving the power to the Piesident to call it togeth er in case of emergencies; the pay of memberb should be reduced to $4 a day, and their milage to 10 cents, by the most direct route; and, what is of the most momentous importance, they should not enjoy lhe "franking privilege," except in re ceiving, tree ol postage, letters Jrom their con stituents. 1 Appointment by tub President. O. C. Pratt, of Illinois, to be Assistant Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States for the Teritory of Oregon, in the place of Wm. A. Hall, declined. The Point Coupee (La.) Echo, of the 25th ult, contains the following: Connubial Bliss.--CoI. Bliss was united in the bonds of matrimony to Miss. Betty Taylor, daughter of tho Piesident elect, on Thursday last, at Baton Rouge, Virginia. The Richmond times has re turns from all the counties in Virginia ex cept two. The majority for Cass, so far, is 1,297. In the two countica remaining the majority for Polk was 24. "Old Zack's Comi.no. The Cincinnati Atlas says: "We understand General Tay lor has written to a friend in this city, that he will sojourn three days in Cincinnati on his way to Wabhinglon. Arrival of the Ilritnnnia. Niw York, Deo. 7. The steamer Britannia arrived at Boston this forenoon, from Liverpool, whence she sailed on Saturday, November 18. She brings one week's later advices from Europe. PRUSSIA. At Berlin serious disturbances have taken place. Men, women and children were wanton ly masstcreed. The students of the University, who so bravely defended the city, were shot and slaughtered in the streets wiihout mercy. The Burgher refuted to obey the orders of the King, to dissolve the National Assembly. The King and Assembly were at issue. Twenty five thousand troops, with 64 field pieces, were in the city. Gen. Warrange has the city under complete control, with a large military force in reserve. AUSTRIA. The number of lives lost in the siege of Vienno amounted to 6,000. The imperial troops suffered the most. - A number of military executions have occurred. A deputy from Frankfort was tried and shot. The war continued to rage in Hungary, Win desgratz, the commander of the Austrian forces, lately engaged in the siege of Vienna, has 150, 000 men under his command. The Hungarian army amounted to 80,000 men. The most horrible and revolting excesses were committed by Ferdinand of Austria, upon the peo pie of Vienna. A proclamation followed, calling on the National Guard 150,000 men entered drove out the Assembly and look possession. Breslau was rumored to be in a state of insur rection. Commercial. Liverpool, Nov. 18. Flour 27s. to 50s. 6d. per bbl. Wheat at Mark Lane fell 2s. American wheat sold at 8s. 4d. to 8s. 5d. for while, and 7s, 6d. to 7. 9J. for red, per 70 lbs. Pork has advanced from one to two shillings per cwt. Lard is dull. Small sales cheese at previous quotations. Money is plenty, and rates discount easy. PiTTsauaou, Dec. 7, p. x. There is nine feet water in the channel and river rising. In the Alleghany there is ten feet water. CINCINNATI. Dec. 7.8, p. m. Sales of Flour at $3 SI i $3 87 There is a large quan- tity of wheat in the market, and holders being anxious lo sell, would accept easier rates sales at 70 cents. Sales of rye at 40a50c; and bar ley at 55a60c. per bushel. The market for pork is without change. Sales of Whisky at 18 to 20 cents. A Home Department. We find in the Baltimore American a suggestion in favor of the creation of a new Department of the Government one which shall have con trol over the great internal interests of the country. The American observes: The increase in the population and territorial extent of this country since the establishment of the Government has naturally produced acorres ponding increase in the public business. An or. ganization of Departments and Bureaus, at the seat of Government, which might have answered very well Tor the first Administration, and for several succeeding Administrations, might be very inadequate to the wants and requirements of the ur?ent day. ' A StCfCfuv for tho Home Department and a Secretary or foreign fairs are to be found in the cabinet of everv constitutional Government except our own. No two ministers couid have functions more essentially distinct than these; yel our Slate Department combines them both, and Secretary of stale is a domestic and a loreign sec retary at once. The Treasury department is also much over loaded. The business of that department has got to be vast, and often inlricated and compli cated from variety of details. A Home Department, properly organized, would take a portion ol the duties, now so op pressive, from both the Slate and Treasury De- parlmenta. With this relief there would be far more efficiency in each. The objection of ex pense, if that should be urged, is to inconsidera ble to deserve notice. Instead of an increased expense, indeed, the addition of a new Depart ment might be the means of saving more to the Government than all the expenditures necessary to organize and sustain it. Massachusetts Legislature. The special business for which this body was recently convened, has been completed, in the election of a Taylor and Fillmore Elec toral ticket. Levi Lincoln, of Worcester, and Edmund Dwight, of Boston head the ticket. There were 299 members present and the Taylor ticket received 196 votes the Cass ticket 65; the Van Buren 37, and one scattering. The successful ticket was composed of the nominees at the regular election. Circumstances. The native towns of Cass and Van Buren both voted for Tay lor by decisive majorities. Exler, N. II (the birth place of Cass,) gave Taylor 291 Cass 1 77, Van Buren 72, scattering 5; Tay lor over all 43. Kinderhook (Van Buren'i Native town) gave Taylor 295, Van Buren 241, Cass 109; Toylor's plurality 51. Gen. Taylor was raised near Harrod'i Creek, in Jefferson county, Ky. , At the election precinct in his old neighborhood he received 118 votes, to 25 cast for Cass and Butler. A Locofoco meeting in St. Marys in Ohio, has nominated Cass for the Presiden cy and Gen. Butler for the Vice Presiden cy in 1852. The Hickman Standard, a Lo cofoco paper in Kentucky, nominates Gen, Butler for the Presidency, and perhaps might be willing to take up Cass for Vice President. Why is the letter K like a pig's tail? Because it is the latter end of pork. ELECTION RETURNS Mississippi. The official vole, of Mis sissippi shows a majority in favor of Cass of 819 votes. Louisiana. Taylor's majority in Louis ana is 4,300. New Hampshire. Majority for Cass, 4,310. Van Buren received 7,500. Virginia. The Richmond Enquirer makes the majority for Cass 137 counties 1,309, leaving Braxton county still to hear from, which gave Clay a majority of 30. The Times makes it but a few. votes less. Georgia. Official. Full returns from Georgia have been received, and the vote by Congressional districts is as follows: Taylor, 43,150; Cass, 40,089; Taylor ma jority, 3,001. Taylor has carried all the Congressional districts except the fifth and sixth. Maine Official. The official returns, as given in the Augusta Ace, show a plu rality for Cass of 4,859 over Taylor. Van Buren's vote is 15,124. The majority against Cass in the Slate is 7,205. MARYLAND ELECTION-Official. The following (says the Annapolis Re publican) is the official vote for Electors of President and Vice President at the elec tion held on the 7th of November, as ap pears by the returns of election filed in the State Department: Taylor. Cass. , V.B. Clay Polk. 37,702 34,528 125 35.084 32,676 34.528 . 32070 3,174 maj.' 3,308 mnj. NORTH CAROLINA Official. The official returns from all the counties have been received, (Yancy county except ed, on acccunt of some informality in the return:) Taylor 43,519 Cass 34,869 Add Yancy, For Taylor 31 maj. Making Taylor's majority 8,681 Texas has certainly cast her vote in favor of Cass and Butler. Returns before us from nine counties foot up thus: For Taylor 932 for Cass 2120. m IT -r S HE VOTE FOR IjOVEBNOR IN JEW York. The Albany Argus, of Wednes day, 22d ult., publishes the footings of the official vote for Governor, in all the coun ties in the Slate as follows: Fish, Whig. Vix.Free Soil. Walworth, Bern. 218,610 122,583 116,019 Fish, over Walworth, 102,597; do., over Dix, 96,035; Dix, over Walworth, 6,564; Dix and Walworth, over Fish, 19,980. It will be seen, by a comparison of the above with the vote for President, that Fish has eceived sixty-five more votes in the Slate than General Taylos, that General Dix has received 2,004 more votes than Mr. Van Buren. and that Chancellor Walworth has received 1,427 more than Gen. Cass. The Legislature stands Senate Whigs 25 816 maj. 107 6 Democrats House Whigs Democrats Free Soilers 15 86 maj. Majority on joint ballot, 102. NOTICES Tho Edinburg Review for October, and the November number of Blackwood, from the Re-Publication Office of Leonard, Scott & Co., New York, have been receiv ed. These works are the standard publi cations of the day, and are worthy of an extended patronage. The Re-Publishers have incurred much expose, and are punc tual in their re-prints, which are of great value to the general reader, embracing as they do, articles on all subjects. Their Ile-Publicalions embrace the London, Ed inburg, North British, and Westminster Quarterly Reviews, and B!ackwoods Ed inburg Magazine and are furnished at the following rates: For one Review, 83 a year; for two, 85; for three7; for the tour, $3; Ulackwood s Magazine, $3; Black wood and the four Reviews, $10: They can all be seen at this office, The Home Journal, for 1849, by Morris fe Willis, New York. This is one of the best family newspapers of the ogo. Id editors stand at the head of literary wri lers, while its contributors, in point of tal ent, are unequalled. The new volume com mences the first week in January, and or ders should be forthwith sent on. The ed itors promise several new features, the coming year and a promise from them is as good as money in the hand. Terms $2 a year, or three copies for 65, in ad vance. New York Tribune, for 1819, by Gree ley &McEi.ratii. This is a paper which we always open' with pleasure. lis editor has his peculiarities but his views are al ways enforced with talent and boldness There is no paper in the country has a bet tcr list of foreign and home correspondents It is published daily at $5, per year; semi weekly $3, or two copies for $5; weekly 82, or three copies for 85. The politico and general reader will find it on interest ing paper. V For the Times. " THOSE THAT LIVE IN GLASS HOUSES SHOULD NOT THROW STONES." Since the editor of the Glasgow " Banner as sumed the Cass regimentals, from a zeal for his hero's success untempcred wilh discretion, or more probably from the effects of cognac, not sufficiently diluted wilh water, he has been rah. d egninst ell who are not willing to swear alia giance to King Lewis since that tune. His course has been such as to alienate nearly all hose who had been his friends end apologists In days past, and to exasperete others, who thought an inhabitant of so frail a tenement as the Cap- sin s, should be - the Ul lo assail the domiciles of his neighbors, wilh weapons he was himself so lilile able lo withstand. The last number of his paper gives evidence hat the Editor begins lo feel to tome extent, the pith and meaning of the homely old adage we have given above; but in the spirit of the cul prit who has just experienced the. limit of the law, he it but hardened in hit purposes of evil, and finds consolation in lhe fact, that though ha has been whipped and chared, the wrong he has nflicted is not removed, nor the property filched, is not restored. In this same spirit, he commen ces an article, " The Gall'd Jade Winces," in which he makes use of some precious epithets, half of which, as one of your two correspon dents who has deigned to notice the gentleman. I must take to myself. Among the number of witty expressions he makes use of is" Pious Blackguards " Now sir we are not surprised that Piety should be held reproachful in that gens llemans estimation, but the community wilt doubtless be somewhat amazed, to find that Black-Guards should be so offensive In his nos trils, when it is notorious, he has been a drill officer in that same corps, ever since he declared war to the lenife upon the urchins that composed his school. And since (he gentleman seems to have his mind directed to the subject of heral dry, and is hunting up armoreal bearing for his neighbors, I propose one to suit his own escutch ion, to wit : A bottle, vacant a bowie-knife, rampant and a darkie, couchanl upon a sable field. To one so well versed in chivalry at Capt. Foster an explanation would be superflu ous. ROUGH AND READY. BROTHER JONATHAN FOR CHRIST MAS. Happy merry Christmas is near at hand I We know this fact from having re ceived the customary Brother Jonathan. The immense picture sheet of Messrs. Wil son & Co. the double mammoth Broth er Jonathan freighted with good things for a Christmas holiday, has been issued in New York. Price 12 cents per copy. It is a glorious sight to see so many fine large pictures on one immense sheet of pa per. The Country Sleigh Ride is tho grand feature. That immense engraving fills two entire pages. Nearly one page is also occupied wilh the Cotter's Saturday Night, and the Universal Prayer, two spir ited devotional pictures. We have besides a multitude of merry Christmas scenes il lustrated to the life, which we have no room to enumerate. Altogether this is the most splendid pictorial ever issued from the Brother Jonathan press. For the Republican. A MOST LIBERAL PROPOSITION. To all thf Fiu ends of Cristian Edu cation in Missouri. A gentlemaa in this city has authorized us to announce the fol lowing proposition, viz: That each of the first two Sunday Schools in each county of the Stale of Missouri, reported to the undersigned, as duly organized after this date, shall receive aid from him on the fol lowing conditions and to the extent, to wit: To a school of five teachers and twenty five scholars that will raise not less than 95 towards procuring a library of one hun dred volumes and other necessary books, ho will give 85 or To a school of ten teachers and fifty scholars, that will raise not less 810, he will give 810 towards procuring a library of two hundred volumes. The proposition may be considered good for one year from the date hereof. The reports must embrace the following items: 1. The name and location of the school. 2. Tho name and Post Office address of the Superintendent. 3. The date of its organization. 4. The number of scholars and teachers- 5. How and to whose care the books aro to be sent. 6. The money raised by the school must come wilh the application. Any facts respecting the state of reli gion and education in the neighborhood, and the prospect of sustaining the school, would be acceptible and gratifying. The books will in every case, bo forwar ded according to directions, as soon as tho above terms are complied wilh. The books to be used in filling these or ders are the two Ten Dollar Libraries pub lished by the American 1 Sunday School Union, consisting of one hundred volumoa each, and other publications of that socio ty. It is very desirable that the schools raise, in addition to their libraries, some two or three dollars each, lo provide themselves with hymn books, spelling books, question, books, &c. All communications relating to this bu siness should be addressed post paid to A. W. COREY, Agent of the American S. S. Union, No. 80 Chestnut street, St. Louis, Mo. December 1st, 1818. P. S. Editors throughout the State aro respectfully requested to publish, and call attention to tho above proposition, ass matter of general public interest.