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VOL. II.
HANNIBAL, MO., THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 1, 1852.
NO. 44.
Xttraeta iron
ntOGXXDIKGt or TEX
Wma NATIONAL CONVENTlOrt,
A Reported for th Baltimore Sun.
The delegate to the Whig National Con
vention -ssembledin the spacious Hall of the
MarySf Institute, at 12 o'clock yesterday, the
apartment having been gradually occupied in
ye ry part ai the hour drew near. The galle
ries are appropriated on the east to ladiea, and
gentlemen accompanying them ( on the west to
invited guests, including the 'alternate" of
such delegations as are attended by them J gen
tlemen of the press, present and acting in any
other capacity than that of reporters J and friends
of delegates and candidate!. A goodly number
of ladies were in attendance, and seemed to en
joy the eecmion as well as the heat of the day
and of the place would permit.
The Hall, as has been already stated, is ad
mirably arranged for the occasion. A platform
ha been constructed in the centre of the Ioon,
on the west side of which on elevation, canopied
by the American flag, adorned with a portrait
vi Henry uiay, ana otherwise embellished, I
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ippropriated to the President, Vice President
md Se'Maries of the Convention. From the
iasir fliis elevation, the residue of the plat
form rises by regular gradation to the eastern
side of the Hall, and is furnished With one hun
dred and two settees, each of whichia large
chough, in ordinary weather, to hold six ordinary
men ; and a the seal teemed pretty well occu
pied, we may reasonably conclude there were
at least six hundred and twelve persona seated
in the enclosure. The floor of the platform is
covered with matting, a also it that of the space
on either side allotted to the public ; and this is
also furnished with settees, so that the accom
modation is very general and complete, indicating
a very decided improvement upon the demo
cratic arrangement, the common result of expe
rience. How far the parallel may extend, is
not, at present, our theme of conjecture. The
oftlciul platform is covered with carpet, thus
rising a little in the sphere of ceremonial re
spectability. - The decoration are quite elaborate, and ad
justed with great taste and by the practised
hands of Messrs. Gibbs & Smith. They consist
of a display of banner at the extremities of the
saloon and over the President chair, the ar
ranging of the drapery admitting a view of the
veteran Clay in the rear. Along the front of
the gallery at this point, and extending right
and left from it, are the two memorable motto
of the pattyunder which it has seen some sharp
ci vice:
'The unioj ?f the Whigs for the sake of the Union,"
And
''Liberty and Union, now and forever One and Inse
parable." From the centre, a golden eagle with un
folding wine:, broods over the glowing scene
with honcful and exnectant eve. It seems to
be on the tiptoe of departure with the news of
the nomination. But alas for the flight of the
eagle, the magnetic telegraph ha now clipt hi
wings.
Around the entire apartment, immediately
under the ellipsis of the ceiling, a ribband of red,
white and blue bunting is extended, mus re
lieving the presjjt bareness of the unfinished
part the interior. A similar decoration is
suspended from the galleries, festooned at that
portion of it which crosses the platform on either
side. Over the eastern gallery, and opposite
the chair of the President, is another portrait of
Henry Clay, in a massive gilt frame, painted
by Woodward, of this city. . The figure is at
full length, and displayed with oratoricul ges
ture. Directly opposite to this picture is a
portrait of Washington, appropriately overlook
ing the assemblage from above the gallery over
the official plutform.
Wreaths of artificial flowers and facsimile
of the medal presented to Henry Clay, also
constituted a part of the decorations of the plat- j
form appropriated for the officers of the meet- j
'The arraf ement's here are very complete,
each Secretary being furnished with a conveni
ent desk, and the platform supplied with large,
elegant chair for the principal officer, and vel
vet eated chair for others. Palm leaf fan
were liberally distributed over the room, and
prfwrd very acceptable, no doubt, to those who
''.fiiid time to use them. Ice-water wa
alsabundantly supplied, and aided the natural
process of free prespiration.
The assembled delegates present to the eye,
highly intelligent and influential appearance.
; The scene i imposing; and iU general ton
impressive, and conducive to popular confident
in Its capacity to act wisely and well for the in
' tcrests of the whole country, w lose than thoeo
of ii party. And if actuated by euck purpose
as we shall assume they are we y expect
a favorable result to their deliberations.
At about 15 minute to 12 o'clock Go. C.
Moogan, of Md arose for the purpose of cal
ling the Convention to order, and just at the
. ..m moment Siotaon Draper said the time had
arrived for organization, and proposed the name
Mr. Broadhead, of Mississippi, offered a res
olution that a committee of one from each dele
gation be appointed to present permanent offi
cer for this Convention, which was amende!,
on motion of Mr. Coombs, by adding: "and that
each delegation select the member to be appoint,
ed." ,
The following-gentlemen were named jpon
the proposed committee, the State being culled
in order:
Maine; Hon. W. P. Fessenden.
New Hampshire: Hon. Ichabod Goodwin.
Vermont Hon. Harry Bradley.
Massachusetts; Hon. Rufu Choate.
Rhode Island; Robert H. Ives.
Connecticut Hon. Daniel P. Tyler.
New Jersey; Hon, W. L. Dayton.
New York; Gen. Amos P. Granger.
Pennsylvania; Hon. William Jeseup.
Delaware; Hon. John M. Clayton.
Maryland; Hon. Wm. B. Clarke.
Virginia; John Janney.
North Carolina; Henry W. Miller.
South Carolina; George S. Brian.
Georgia; Patrick B. Connolly.
Alabama; C C Langdon.
Mississippi; Gen. P. B. Stark.
Louisiana; Gen. Joseph Bernard.
Ohio; Hon. Charles Anderson.
Kentucky; Joshua F. Bell.
Tennessee; Col. Jno. Netherland.
Indiana; Hon. Wm. G. Ewing.
Illinois; E. P. Washburn.
Missouri; George C. Bingham.
Arkansas; Gen. Thomas S. Jame.
Michigan; Col. David Smart.
Texas; Col. Jame Riley.
Iowa; D. W. Kilbourn.
Wisconsin; Alex. L. Collins.
California; Jesse O. Goodwin.
The nomination of the respective gentlemen
were followed by loud applause, iu which the
galleries heartily joined, .
uov. Jones, oi lennesiee, moved that a com
mittee of one from each State be appointed to
examine the credentials of delegates, and report
at the next meeting the name of those entitled
to seat, which wa adopted with but one dis
senting voice.
The following gentlemen were appointed by
the several delegation to compose the commit
tee:
Maine; W.H.Mills.
member of the convention. After that it can constitution, and with the policy which is iden-
be taken up, and we can proceed to action. At tified whn the whole whiir party. I have no
all events I shall now proceed to discharge the doubts about the siicces of the nominee whom
duty incumbent upon me, and make the report ! we may present to the party throughout the
j uu union, ippiauscj
I If we ngree as we should, and come together
in a spirit of harmony,, determined o sustain
.those principles, I have no doubt our cui.didat.et
(will be tlcetcd almost by acclamation. Ap-Iplause.
by the unanimous order of tho committee
report was then read as follows :
ron rarsir-cxr,
GEN. JOHN Gi CHAPMAN, OF MD.
roa vir tj ibesidems,
Muinc; Nathan D. Applclon. -New
iiumpshire; Georgo W, Nesmith. .
Vermont; Carlo Coolidge. .
Massachusetts; Sclh Spragiie
Rhode Island, Robert 13. Cranston.
Connecticut; Samuel D. Hubbard.
New York; Edward P. Cowlcs.
New Jersey; Jame Stewart.
Pennsylvania; John Slrohm.
Delaware; Hon. Caleb S. Suy ton.
Maryland; Francis P. Phelps.
Virginia; Wm. L. Goggin.
North Carolina; Austin II. Sheppard.
South Carolina; William Whalcy.
Georgia; Seaton Grantland.
Alabama; Thomas J. Trow.
Mississippi; Joseph 13. Cobb.
Louisiana; J. C. Van Winkle.
Ohio; Samuel Vinton.'
Kentucky; John S. Williams.
Tennessee; W. II. Sncld.
Indiana; Milton Stapp,
Illinois; Benj. S. Edwards.
Missouri; Hon. John G. Miller,
Arkansas; Win. II. Gaines.
Michigan; Jones M. Edwards.
Florida; Gen. Joseph M. Hernandez.
Texas; J. U. N. Murray.
Iowa; Archibald McKinney.
Wisconsin; Jonathan E.Arnold.
California; Richard W. Heath.
SECRF.TABICS:
Louisiana; R. A. Upton.
North Carolinn; James W. Bryan.
New Hampshire; Geo. W. Nesmith.
Vermont; Hon. J. T. Wright.
Massachusetts; Hon. Linas Child.
Rhode Island; Geo. P. Cross.
Connecticut: Georsre M. Ives.
New York JohnX. Talcott.
New Jersey; Peter Bickenburg.
Pennsylvania; John C. Kunkle.
Delaware; Hon. Caleb S. Iftyton.
Maryland; George C. Morgan.
Virginia; Samuel Watts.
North Carolina; Daniel P. Baker.
South Carolina; Wm. Patton.
Georgia; Wm. B. Flemming.
Alabama; Benj. Gardner.
Mississippi; Alex. H. Arthur.
Louisiana; Joel G. Sevier.
Ohio; Geo. B. Way.
Kentucky; N. E. Gray.
Tennessee; Edwin Cooper.
Indiana, Hon. Robert N. Hudson.
Illinois; B. S. Edwards.
Missouri; James O. Broadhead.
Arkansas; Wm. II. Gaines.
Michigan ; Henry R. Williams.
Florida; Jame L. Baker.
Txas; S. S. Nichols.
Ioa; George L. Nightingale.
Wisconsin; Wm. W.Brown.
California; J. II. Clay Mudd.
After Pennsylvania wa called, Hon. E. C.
Cabell, of Florida, moved that the committee
to name and report permanent officer from the
convention have leave to retire and proceed to
their dutie during the sitting of the conven
tion, which moiion wa agreed to and the com
mittee left the Hall.
When the selection of the committee on cre
dentials was completed, Hon. Mr. Vinton, of
Ohio, suggested tne propriety of a recess.
Mr. Tallcott, of New York, said that many
delegates had left their credential at the hotels,
and could not now present them to the commit
tee; he therefore suggested that each delegation
would send the credential or it member to
the committee by the member of the committee
elected by the delegation lueu. Arur some
conversation this was acceded to. The commit
tee on credential wa requested to remain in
the hall to fix upon the time and place of meet
ing.
Mr.Tsllcott moved that tf mimAm take
e recess till 7 o'clock.
Voices 4, 5, 6; seven i too late. 1
Iowa; S. M. BallarJ.
California; W. Frank Stewart.
Indiana; Schuyler Colfax.
Pennsylvania; John C. Kunklc.
Virginia; W. C. Worlhington.
'Connecticut; N.S.Perkins.
Illinois; George W. Meeker. . . ' '
Washington; Win. Thompson. '
Kentucky; George V. Dunlap.
Vermont; Justin Morrcll.
The chair requested the Hon. J. M. Clayton
and Hon. S. F. Vinton, of Ohio, to conduct the
President to the chair. These gentlemen per
formed the duty assigned them, and tho Iron. J.
with loud applause and cheers
the convention as follows:
If we have any sectional feelings, let us bury
: them, and, like patriots, look to the interest of
the entire country, from the St. Lawrence to the
Gulf ot Mexico, and from the Atlantic to the
Pacific.
Gentlemen, I ngrin beg leave to tender my ac
knowledgments for the distinguished honor
which you have conferred upon mc, and I ask
you to maintain a spirit of kindness and forbear
anoe, that our deliberations may lead to a suc
cessful termination; and I undertake to say that
uio country wm prosper nereattcr unucr a wing
administration. Applause.
The vice president then took their scat on
the platform.
The" President suggested thiit 'there was a
minister of the gospel present, and that lie be
invited to ask the blessing of God on the con
vention.
The Rev. Thomas II. Stockton then delivered
an appropriate prayer, in which he affectionate-
ly alluded to the Hon, Henry Clay.
A member said the committee on credential
i had an onerous duty to perform, and would not
be able to complete their labors before 12
'o'clock to-morrow, to which hour, at half past
7o clock the convention adjourned.
THE WHIG PLATFORM.
The following is the platform adopted by the
Whig National Convention. It will bear the
strictest scrutiny, and affords a fooling upon
which every good Whig will rejoice to do battle,
from first to last:
The Whigs of the United States, in Conven
tion assembled, adhering to the great conserva
tive republican principles by which they are
controlled and governed, and now as ever, rcly
iing upon the intelligence of the American peo
ple, with an abiding confidence in their capaci
ty fur self-government, and their devotion to the
Constitution and the Union, do proclaim the fol
lowing as the .political sentiments und determi
nation for the establishment and inuintainance of
which our national organization as a parly was
effected.
' First.' Tho Government of the United States
is of a limited character; and it is confined to the
r, Wi uiccvtu exercise ot mowers expressly cranted by the
He addressed Constitution, and such' as may bo necessary and
proper for carrying the granted powers into full
c en. chapman's srEsru. execution, and that all nowers not erranted or
Gentlemen of the Whig National Convention 'necessarily implied, ure expressly reserved to
I tender VOU mv most Profound acktiowleilir- Itlie SI.iIph resnentiyelv. anil to the neotilo.'
ments for the honor which you have conferred Sicmul. The Slate Governments should be
upon mo in calling me to preside over the de- held secure to their reserved righU, and the Gen
liberations of this most dignified, autmst and cral Government sustained on its constitutional
patriotic body. powers, and that the Union should be revered
Ucnllemen, we meet here as wlut-s; we meet 'and watched over as the palladium ot our hber-
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nerc ob urouicrs. i .-vnujuuae. I II c uicci ucru
with one common object with but one purpose
to achieve and 1 could but wish, gentlemen,
that you had conferred on some other member
of this assembly, the duties and responsibilities
of presiding over the deliberations of tins body
tics.
Third.' That while struggling freedom every
where enlists the warmest sympathy" of the
Whig party, we still adhere to the doctrine of
the Father of his Country, as announced in his
Farewell Address, of keeping ourselves Tree
I feel gentlemen, that these duties would have Ifrom all entangling alliances with foreign coun
beer, more ably and efficiently discharged by I tries, and of never quilling our own to stand
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the distinguished and able gentleman who has
been the temporary chairman; a gentleman whom
I have, for many years recognized as being a
mong the most distinguished patriots of this na
tion a gentleman whom I run proud to call my
personal friend and political brother. Ap
plause.
Gentlemen, 1 feel that 1 have but Utile
parliamentary experience, and that I bring to
the discharge of the duties of the position but
few of tho qualifications which the presiding
officer of such an assembly should possess.
However, gentlemen, 1 bring the disposition
to discharge my duly with a single rye to the
preservation ot the right and interests ot this
broad nation; with a single eye to protect the
honor, interests and happiness of this people,
living under a constitution of which we proudly
boast adopted by those men who periled their
lives and shed their blood to establish the happy
upon foreign ground; that our mission as a Re
public is not to propogaio our opinions, or im
pose on other countries our lorm ot government,
by artifice or force; but to teach, by example, or
show, by our success, moderation and justice,
the blessings ol sell-government, and tne advan
tages of free institutions.
t ourlh. I lint, as the people make and con
trol the government, they should obey its Con
stitution, laws and treaties, ns mey would re
tain their self-respect, and the respect which
they claim and will enforce from foieign pow
ers.
Fifth. Government should be conducted up
on principles of the strictest economy, and rcy-
enuo suihcieiit lor the expense oi an economi
cal administration of the Government, in time of
peace, ought to be derived from a duty on im
ports, and not from direct taxation; and in lay-
f i . i :
l!lg SUcIl (limes, sounu poncy icuuiris jusi
government under which we live. I bring this jdiscrimination, whereby suitable encouragement
disposition to tne chair, and 1 mean to discharge
my duty without, tear or lavor.
Gentlemen, we meet liert as brothers, l
know no sectional feeling. I know no South
or North, East or West. Applause.1 I
Tallcott. "Well, I'll ey
promise."
1W a com-
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may be afforded to American industry, equally lue "pur.u.i o. app.ess - wou
to all classes, and to all part, of the country. ca.ee be highly injurious to all around,
Sixth. The constitution vests in Congress the
' From tn fit Louis New. '.'
GEY. SCOTT 0 tLlTEBT.
Inasmuch a Gen. Scott's opinions on the great
disturbing subject of slavery are to be attacked,
and his defeat for the Presidency mainly sought
for on that ground, we shall at once put our
reader in possession of his views on tint sub
ject, as declared some year ago in letter to
1 . K. Atkinson, Lsq-i of Danville, a. ,
We may remark, however, that the whole
slavery question, in every possible phase that it
may have assumed in by-gone years, i changed
by the passage of the Compromise Measures.
All the old issue are superseded, and by the
adoption of their respective platform the two
parties i the country have buried those issues
with the past. The Compromise Measure
abolished the slave trade in the District of Co
lumbia, secured the Slave States in the consti
tutional right to reclaim fugitive slaves, and left
to all new State the right to adopt or reject
maver) as wii-y cuoosc in loriuing uieir ouue
Constitutions. It seems almost impossible to
find out a way in which slavery question in any
shape may again agitate the Union, provided
the Compromise be strictly adhered to.
The Whig National Flail una expressly adopts
the series of acts known as the Compromise
Measures, a a "final le'.tlemenl" in "principle
and substance," of all slavery question, which
have in past time put the peace of our country
in peril; and Gen. Scott distinctly accepts and
wholly endorses that platform.
Whatever, then, may have been Gen. Scott's
former opinions or expression on the abstract
question presented by the existence of slavery
in tin country, they nave become wholly sub
sidiary to the "finality" doctrine of both great
political parties. They are superseded ab
sorbed in the one paramount ruling proposition
of the present day, that slavery agitation, in no
shape or form, at no time and in no place, is
t . i i .i . it-
again 10 ue liuroauccu into we nans oi our na
tional legislation.
With this preface, we introduce Gen. Scott's
forvicr opinion of slavery as an element in our
civil institutions and as an abstract question or
political economy; remarking that for ourselves
we do not find one sentiment therein contrary to
individual or to State rights, to sound morality
and universal Christian philanthropy. Gen.
Scott has not, in this matter, written one line that
any intelligent man in Christendom would wish
to see blotted out. His views are those of Jef
ferson, the prince of American Democratic phi
losopher :
"In boyhood, at William and Mary College,
and in common with most, if not all my cora-
panioiiM, I became deeply imnressnd with view
given by Air. Jefferson, in las "Notes on Vir
ginia," and by Judge Tucker, in the Appendix
to his edition of Commentaries in. favor of a
gradual emancipation of slaves. That appendix
1 have not seen in thirty-odd year, and in the
period scarcely anything on the subject; but my
early impression are fresh and uncliatiged.
Hence, it 1 had had the honor ot a seat in the
Virginia Legislature in the winter of 1831-i32f
wueu a uiu was urougui lorwaru 10 cany uui
these views, I should certainly have givenit my
nearly support. . . ,
I suppose 1 scarcely need say that, in my
opinion, Congress has no color of authority, un
der the Constitution, lor touching the relation ot
master and slave within a State. I hold the
opposite opinion in respect the District of Co
lumbia. Here, with the consent of the owners,
or on the payment of "just compensation,"
Congress may legislate at its discretion. But
my conviction is equally strong, that unless it
be step by step with the Legislature of Virginia
and Maryland, it would be dangerous to both
races in those Slates and in this District.
I have from the first been of opinion that Con
gress was bound by the constitution to receive,
to refer, and to report upon petitions relating to
domestic Slavery as in the case oi all oliier pe
titions ; but 1 have not failed to see and to re
gret the unavoidable irritation which the former
have produced in the Southern Stales, with the
consequent peril to the colored race whereby
the adoption of any plan of emancipation has
everywhere among us been greatly retarded.
I own, myself, no slave ; but never h ive at
tached blame to master for not liberating their
slaves knowing that liberation, w'ltliout tend
ing them in comfort to some position favorable
would in most
as well
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. iTXAHOK FACT! ABOUT VAWLRKB. ' '
Not long since a young girl eleven year of
ce, who lived in Paris, auemnted to mnnW
her mother, sister and many of her tlrmates.
for the purpose of drinkirw their blood. A ttr
a c re Till examination by a scientific man, it wss
declared that she Was subject to the strange and
terrible mania of cannibalism. A she wa ex
tremely young,, thia strange pfrversion of natu
ral lusMnoi niiorueo a prospect ot cure. AU will
remember the case of the sergeant who used at
midnight to leave hi qunrter and dig up bodiea
in Pere la Chaise; which he subsequently de
voured. This unfortunate ma.ig now cured
and is but 32 VeaM 'of rge.i ' He" precr of
lheepisndc of hi past life only a confused
memory like the recollection of a painful dream.
In other days, ;cienee feared to Approach these
sufferers. . i t ' i .
In 1779, a vountr man nnmed Ferrate, under
the influence of this - malady suddenly left hi
companions and surrendered liiircu up to Una
horrible propensity. He sekclcd, as hi re
treat, a cavern near the top 'A one of the moun
tains oi A ure, wnrnce !;e urec
a beast of prey, into' the cli
killing all the women.' lie could eat nolhimr
else, and was constantly cen to gaze, aa if in
wait lor an opportunity to seize Ins prey. ' lie
never went abroad without a -double barreled
gun, a belt full of piotoU, and a dagger. So
great was the terror that he inspired, that ho
used frequently to come into town for food or
ammunition, without nny molestation - He wa
at length captured by a peasant, and executed
on me 1ZIU ot December, liVZ.
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Chbistiak Uivr.iTY.--The county of
nairne country.
Lewis has redeemed its pledge for the buitdinir
of this great Institution, by Taising the sum of
a I thovtand dvilars, which is now ready to
landed over to the Trustees, ao toon a they
shall nave held a meeting, xhe additional sura
of ten thousand will as promptly be made up, to
furnish the institution with apparatus, library,!
&.c, and all may well be proud of our county
for the noble stand she ha taken in the causa
of education. - . ...-.;s
We liave the pleasure of announcing that it
lis the intention of Elder D. P.Henderson, Prea-
ient of the Isoaru of Trustees, to call a meetimr
of the Board at an early day, for the purpose of
adopting a plan for the University building, and
proceeding as rapidly a possible in the erection;
of the same. It is expected to have the founda
tion laid this summer and fall, and all tlie heavy
next year. Canton lie porter, - - ...;.
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A singular circumstance lately occurred ia
Paris, , A bridal party repaired to the church to '
complete the nuptial ceremony, and as the bride
groom stepped from his carriage he wa closely
scrutinized by the coachman, who seemed struck
with consternation, and suddenly ran oil. - The
bystanders thought him taken suddenly mad,
Remarked great uneasiness on the part of
the bridegroom, who. however, presently rj- i-v.
tered himself. As the party, after the'cereuiuO'v
ny, were moving from the church, the bride- - NA
groom was arrested by an officer, who told the . V"
aTSfMlia. bride that her husband wa mmderci'
...v..Vl t..-i;. r... ..r.t.t .n.i,i,..
the coachman fchanced to have been privy to the
murdr in some manner, and instantly recognized,
the culprit. ' The bride fell insensible, and lies
iu a critical situation.' - ' '''-'
know but the country, tho interests and happi
ness aa identified with the great whig parly of
as to the manumitting families themselves, un-
i :. i..i ...j less the oDerat ion wa general and under the
power 10 open aim reiNiir noiui, .im nuium . , .1 i .:
, . , 1...i.i .:., ...j ausnices of prudent legislation. But I am per
nr.m.i. tW ( Wre. should exercise such now- ""1 U'ot " High moral obligation of mas-
r - - .
of Hon. George Evans, or piaine, as inj
' rf chairman. He put the question and declare
carried, although the response w as by no mean
unanimous. . , . , .
Mr. Evan accordingly took the chair andjie
livered the following address t
Gentlemen I beg leave to return my grate-
Convention for the honor which 1 neve jum re
ceived at your hands in being called to preside
for a brief space over your proceeding.
I am little experienced in tho business of the
cUir, and hall have great occasion to rely up
on your forbearance and indulgence. .
AUow me to expre the hope that the spirit
of order and decorum, harmony, conciliation
I imU mav nreva.il. CaDplaus. and criet of
good! good 1) o that when we shall have com
pleted our labor and adjourned, we shall pre
lent an unbroken front and rear a signal stand
ard around which all whig can rally, withe hope
of success in the coming contest. (Applause.)
thank I accept the station.
Gentlemen, tlie first business to be performed is
the appointment or a temporary oeoreuiry.
. Mr. Upton, of Louisiana, was then rr'"'
Frcrdary. end Jame v. pryan
Carolina, Assistant Secretary.
The Chair nut the Question on adjourning till
6 o'clock, and declared h carried.
tenia; Metta.
Hon. John M. Clayton aid : We were au
thorized by the convention, who appointed a
committee of one from each State, to nominate
permanent officers for the consideration of the
todv. It wa assumed by the convention that
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SA't kail nglK to maxe lie reconaacnuaiiwris.
We have acted in obedience to what we under
stood to be the order and have discharged the
duty incumbent upon us. We have met and
deliberated. . We differed in opinion, and differed
ULo aaen Anraffed in a common, cause The e
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taken. Certain gentlemen were nominated by
the majority of the committee, and then, as usual
in such cases, the recommenoaiion was agreeu
to a unanimous. I do not consider the mere
question a to who I to be the presiding officer
of thi eonvention a of a much importance a
others do. W e liave agreed upon a high minded
and honorable gentleman, differing from me, per.
haps, a to who shall be the nominee or the
whig pfcT'y. y, 1 nave unuiuiixu vvuuuci.vo iu
him a presiding oincer.
TKr is weurht m the suggestion or the gen-
tleman from Tennessee (Mr. Jones N;Uiat is to
sav. the question of organization should corao
up atter the credential shall have been exa
mined, but thi I no reason why the report on
nr.Tt.nivatinn should not now be made. ueniiB-
men my move to ly it upon the table, and there
it should lie till it i aoceriaineu wuw i
the country. I believe that, on the maintain
ance of whig principles, depends the honor and
happiness of the people ut home, and our iudc.
pendence and elevated character abroad, and
throughout tlie world.
We meet here as brothers lrom tne lNorlli,
East, South and West. Let kindness, harmony
and peace characterize our proceeding as they
should the whig party, tho great conservative
party of the couniry. j
I do pray, and I invoke you, os the conserva
tive party of the country, to meet and unite
here in our deliberations, entertaining ine same
feelings as I do those fcelwe of harmony and
kindness which I think have heretofore charac
terized the action of the whig party. I invoke
you, gentlemen, to lock to the great interests
involved in lite election, and connected with the
success of the candidate whom you may pre
sent for the suffrage of the whig of the Union.
1 invoke you to meet here in that spirit, and
discharge our duties as become whig and breth
ren, having but one common purpose to subserve.
Gentlemen, we may differ os to men, but we
do not differ a topnnciples. Our purjose u
toearry out the principles of the' whig p.arty,
and those principles which, w nen auminiMcrcu
under whig rule, have so materially eouiriouiou
to place this country in the proud position which
it now occupies among ine nations 01 111c earui.
We have no personal preferences 10 sunserve.
I myself know no man or men in tho discharge
of duy. I look Miigiy und solely to the wel
fare 01 the country aim me prosperity ami naji-
ninma ut llin KPuiila who live Under the happy
form of government which ha been ordained 1 railroad k
for us by men who were at le.isl as wise and freight bill
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er, whenever such improvements are necessary 'er.ana wwNsuDn .,
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..! r-rilif of our commerce will, foreign na- oolor., to meliorate slavery e ven to extermina-
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tions. or amon?
bciii, in every instance, national and general in
tneir cnaracier.
Seventh. The Federal and Stato Government
outrht to be regardud alike with a cordial, habit
ual, and immovable attachment. Respect r
the authority of each, and acquiescence in the
iusl constitutional measure of each, are duties
required by ine plainest consi.ierauoi: 01 na
tional, Slate and individual welfare. t
Eighth. That the scries of measures knewn
as the Compromise, including the Fugitive Slave
L:iw, ure received and uequlcsced in by the
Whig purty of tfie United States a a settlement
in riiicipal and substance a final settlement
of the daiigeruus ami exciting subjects which
they embrace, and so far as tlif r uitive blave
Law is concerned, we wiil luaiiuaiu tne same
anil insist on ils strict enforcement until tnno
mil experience shall demonstrate the necessity
of further k'gi;-Iatioit against evasion or abuses,
bill not iiiipaniiv; its present efficiency, auj we
The G. W. Kendall, with two barges in tow ,
heavily laden with railroad iron, arrived at the
foot of the Louisville canal on Saturday night,
are parts of one system, alike necessary for the lDth, and worked her way through the canal,
common prosperity, peace ond security; und but by some accident the boat and one cf the
barges lodged on the rock at the head ot the
canal, where she remained up to a late hour
Sunday night, with but htte prospect of pulling
them off.
The Louisville paper state that tome excite
ment prevailed on the levee in regard to the
boat, and on inquiry it wa ascertained that five
or six of the crew were prisoners in the hold,
with the hatches fastened down. Tlie boat had
been twenty or twenty-five day out from New
Orleans, un l the crew, or a portion of them,
wanted to Uave at Portland, but were beset.
and terribly beaten, and dragged on board the
boat, and imprisoned 111 the hold.
George Gardener, a German, one of the crew,
state trut ho had been beaten, and compelled to
work a a fireman all night long instead of the
regular f-ur hour watches.0 He shipped on the
A few days since was published an account of
a stranger who was met by a 'vutchman at tho
hour of midnight, in the western section of the
city, wandering about in a mental condition bor '
dering on luimcy, and but half dressed. He was
kindly taken to the station house, where be baa
since remained. Al thai tune, he stated lie wa
a nephew of the late" President Harrison, and
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leuers in ins possessiou seemca 10 aignuy 111s
name as II." II. Harrison. The' chief of police.
Mr. Herring, feeling an interest for him, wrato
to a gentleman in Philadelphia, whose name was
subscribed to one of the letters, and hi reply.
which was recuved yesterday morning, corro
borated tlie statement of the unfortunate gentle.
man, who, it further assures, u the owner or a
valuable estate styled Elk Hill, in Virginia. .
Hi Honor, Mnyor Jerome, has the matter in
charge, and will have every kindr.es rendered
him until his friends remove hun. Halt, bun-
Th Ext a Session. We learn tLat the
President of the Pacific Railroad Company, ha
received a .communication from Gov. Kmc, in
reply to a memorial addressed to him. on behalf
of the Company, asking for an extra session of
the Legislature. The Governor states, mat
owing to the near approach of the expiration of
tlie Constitutional terms of iLd .present. Repre
sentatives, and the resignation of evcral Sen
ators, it will not be adviuble-' to call an extra
session immediately. He, however, designate
period about the seventeenth day of August,
as a suitable time for convening the same which
will be two weeks after the lime Tor holding the
Stai e election .St. Louis Intelligencer, , .
tke new
deprecate all futuro agitation of the Slavery Uoat to go to Cairo, to which point she was
a . 1 :ll
question ns nangrrous io our peace, aim we win
discountenance all efforts at the renewal or con.
tinuance of such agitation in Congress or out of
Unbeliever, wherever or however the uttcmpt
in,y be made, and will maintain this system of
measures as a policy essential to the nationality
eighteen days out. He has a home in Illinois,
and was a soldier in the Mexican war.
Three of the crew died during the trip, and
were buried below Memphis, rwo were
Germans and the other an Amcictui. The
chief of the Louisville police summoned a posse
of the whig party and the integrity of the Union, jiU arrested the captain, and released tlie prison
The VteViiw r (i'iKKeiKifl. which ar. jer. On the approach or the police tothe boot,
ia.-it.l fit I .illt iv' Ills fin tlllifVtV it.nl l.'KX) tons of the mate, Mr. Williams, together with, his e
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Kow oil biard and in barges. Iler sistaots, jumped lute lie yawl an pea. ney
for us by men who were at leasl os wise und freight bin. u is said, umomucu 10 ovei w. wem ... . .
phticaswe ore. Sirs, with (he Union ar.l:'-St. Loui. News. O .- M, Louis Intel, ' - ,
Cmbls BttrHta. We are told
steamer Ckarks BUher, now being completed
at the upper end of the levee, is to be magnifv
ccntly finished and furnished. No boat, perhaps,
of her class will compare 'with lier cabin ar
rjiuremenU for comfort and elegance. ( Her
hull and machinery cannot be excelled, and ta
ken altogether, she will be au honor to our city.
and her enterprising owners. Speed th plough.
at. LrtWi Iew s. t
Axamcati MAaot-t, -Ji quantity ef plaster
of Pari i aoaked in a solution of ahun, baked
in an pven, and ground to a powder ; it u uien
used as wanted, by being mixed wun water
similar to" plaster; it sets into an exceedingly
hard composition, and lake Jngh. jxiltsh It
may be mixed with various colored minerals, er
ochre, to represent the vbrioiu marble, arid fa
a valuable recipe. Mining Journal.
To Ce Pi urns ps the; Face, M.V
tvtvm. in those cim s of red iki or rfilorescense
af tlie faoe often seen in the young otlu-rwl
thera
in good heaV.i, stale be ha found waubing thr
several time a day with lluinUn' foriuuA.
meet exvelleut remedy. Jt,cici of r
two part, oiange -flower ond roc-l
hftven pari, ,(
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