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THE ILLINOIS FREE TRADER firmation. Being, however, informed that no olher means could lis obtained to m?ct the July interest in London to pre vent a forfeiture of good faith on the part of the State, I at once determined to con firm the contract. The r.-siduo ut the bonds, after deducti; the 30,000 ad vanced, still remain i the aJs ol Messrs. Wright & Co., an I an; as yet :i. ,,!, to the canal land. It they arc not sold prior to the Ut iWy oi April next, the cDtilract csascs by its own stipu lations, and, in thai event, no humus are provided for the prosecution of the worn on the canal for the ensuing year. Subsequent to being informed by ian. Thornton, that canal lauds ccuhl be sold to meet this Ji'ly "i10" J,,fi canal debt, he communicated to me, lli.it in June last the Board clleclcd a sale to the amount of $70,000. Whether the money is available or not I am uninformed, not having been fin ish ed with the proceedings r report ot isam Board during the year, which prevents me from lavm before you a. fill and c.m- nlete a statement in relation to the p - gress and condition ol i:r: v.an.u, i sired. About 82,215,000 of canal sloe lias been sold under the act of 13'J, leaving a balance, authorized to be sold by said act, of $1,733,000; but the present deprecia tion of American securities docs not allord a reasonable expectation that a sale can be made of the residue of the Mod; at par. m time to meet the wants of the canal. The great amount already expended upon this stupendous woik, an l the vast sum yel required for its completion, a portion ol which must bo immediately had, presents n siibiect for vour consideration well wor th v C m:ihii d deliberation. The accruing interest upon the debt which lias already been incurred, the delapidalioii of the work which lias been done, ami the destruction of fixtures and olher preparations lor its prosecution, the loss of which must fall upon the state if it is abandoned, seems to forbid its suspension. It is, therelore, submitted to your wisdom and discretion wJiat means are to be provided for its fu ture progress. In view of tho dillieulties to be encountered in obtaining money, I would renew my former recommendation of selling so much of the canal lauds as will be sufficient to pay the accruing in terest upon its debt. . . Itigid accountability being essential to the fidelity of public officers, I feel it my dutv nirain to recommend a thorough and rigid fcrutiny into the conduct of all those connected with the management ol our h- n:irr,."i- It again becomes my duty to call your attention to the suspension ol specie pay ments by the State Bank, and the Ban!: of Illinois at Sliawncetown. The fre quent failures of institutions of this cha racter to meet punctually their engage ments, solemnly admonish us that they can never be of any permanent utility, un til the security to the public that their notes will bo redeemed upon presentation, is increased, and they aro thrown entirely upon their own resources, instead of Le gislative indulgence. Twice, in the abort space of two years, have' they violated their obligations, and twice has that viola tion received legislative sanction. It is to be hoped, however, that a similar occur rence will not taka place, and that our banks will prepare for resumption of spe cie payments at an early day, and nt least take care of themselves for the fu ture. Having found no cause to change my sentiments in relation to the banking sys tem generally since the date of my last message, it is unnecessary that I should enter upon tfiat subject at length on the prcent occasion. The . pernicious con sequences inflicted upon the country by the operations of Banks, within the last few years, is too indelibly stamped upon every department or business to be mis apprehended by the most sceptical. The fluctuation in the prices of labor, proper ty, and trade of every description, have kept pace with the alternate expansions and contractions of their issues 5 and whe ther the injuries thus sustained are attri butable to their guilt or innocence, the ef fect upon the prosperity of the people is the same. So interwoven have tho af fairs of our citizens become with those in stitutieni, that it cannot be denied that they control and" direct the circulating me dium, commerce, and wealth of the coun try ; and not only bo, they frequently wring from legislative bodies an acknow ledgment of their utility, and exercise an influence over the public mind which it is . difficult to overcome. Thus have they fortified themselves behind an almost in vulnerable rampart, erected by encroach ment, and justified by tho tyrant's plea, "necessity. Usurpations', of whatever character, are usually no-ceded with the persuasion that they aie essential to tho advancement of the people in prosperity nnu uappincss , and in this way they are stripped of their rights, and bound in the chnins of politi cal slavery before they arc uwaie of the danger. To guard against such startling .... , n .1 power, concentrated in dkiiks, an mo u fje and energy of tho patriot must be called into action, and constant requisi tion. "Already on important Wow lias been struck for the sevcrence of this pow er from tho Gorerninent : its deadly grasp hv the adoption of tho Inde. pendent Treasury. V Jf this salutary men- trolling influence upon their issues, limit the amount collected to the wants of the (Government, and teach them the necessi ty of relying entirely upon their own resources. If they are deprived of the public revenue, and, consequently, a par ticipation in the management of a mo mentous department of public business, it wid b.t i;:i!!!)M!)!e for them succcs-fullv to attribute their revulsions and Fiispen Mons t.) the existing administration. The whole worl 1 v.isuM know the fault was alms their own, and their labor to con ceal it would add a deeper stain to tiieir 'uilt. Howt-icr true the argument, that tl.ey afford facilitio.s to trade and eoin mi'ree, the t-oit'-hiMou would be prepos terous, that these facilities would b.- more c .'rtain and useful if tht.-v were connected with the management of our national iinanei B: iug convinced of the propriety of piovLling a fair compensation for prose cuting attornies, I regard an increase of their salaries as absolutely neees.'-ary to the advancement of the public welfare. it will be impossible to command the best ta.ents of the Slab in the administration of justice, which is highly essentia!, if a fair and just equivalent is not held out for the enlistment of that talent. The adop tion of this course, instead of lieiuj; a useless expenditure of money, would, I hav no doubt, conduce to that economy, which is imperiously demanded by our condition. Although I know of no instance of any individual coining from another State into ours to vote, yet 1 have been informed from sources in which I place the utmost reli nice, that extensive arrangements wen concerted among a portion ol the citizens r . t i . . . . j 01 aiiouier man; to come into Illinois tor that purpose at our recent election for President and Vice President. In view of the danger to which we are exposed from such innovations along the borders of the State .swept by the Mississippi and Ohio rivers, I feel it my duty to recom mend the passage of a law, providing for the apprehension and rigid punishment of offenders who may invade the rights of the elective franchise. The startling frauds which have recently been perpe trated in New York and other places for the destruction of these sacred rights, I regard as little bettor than high treason, and striking a deadly blow at the founda tion of the government. A frequent recurrence to fundamental doctrines being essential to the perpetuity of free government it is a matter ol tin first consideration, that we keep tin respective political rights of the Union, the Stales, and the people clearly defined The security of each depends upon the separation and we ll regulated balance of power .between them ; and care should, therefore, br takfn to prevent strengthen ing tho arm of the Confederacy. Con gress should exercise no power but such as has been expressly delegated, or is absolutely necessary to carry the delega ted power into effect. There is certainly no necessity tor encroachments upon state sovereignty or individual privileges. If the (General (Government will protect us from foreign invasion and domestic innir rection, the great object of its formation, and deal out justice with an impartial band, it is all we can expect or desire. The one will leave us in the quiet enjoy ment of our pursuits, while the other will allord us no cause of complaint. But when it draws within its grasp pow ers never surrendered lo it, and adopts partial legislation as the rule of its action, then, indeed, it is verging rapidly to monarchy, and may justly alarm the fears of the patriot. The idea that the people should look up to it for assistance in times of pecuni ary distress, is most revolutionary in its tendency, and this revolution is speeded in its ohjectwlicii the laws are directed to the promotion of private interest, in stead of the general good. Hence, the various and diversified charters granted to monopolizing companies, are sapping the foundation of the Republic, destroying the equality of citizens, and creating dis tinctions in society. In the pure repub lican days of the devolution, merit and demerit, virtue and vice, alone drew the line of separation between one man and another: now the pampered fed monopo list scorns an association with honest poverty. Why is this? It is because the (Government losl sight of the object of its formation, ami by ' venturing upon special grants of power, gave rise to a modern aristocracy, who are mere consu mers, living on the productions of the poor man's labor ; and although the per nicious effects of such legislation may be unobserved by many, still it is leading to the most fatal consequences I fear to civil revolution. Ours was intended to be a government of limited power, plain in its construction, and economical in its administration; not ono of Unbounded sway, special privile ges, hereditary descents, titles and nobili ly. Yet its frequent inroads upon indi vidual rights, and the sovereignly of (he States, furnish living memorials of its in creasing strength, and solemnly warn us to be vigilant and active in the mainte nance of our independence. Although the virtue and patriotism of the people wcrs enabled to triumph over a National Hank, the alien mid sedition laws, and their kindred acts, they may yet yield their freedom to the samq despotic spirit, which, always restless, and never wo. proaches them under various disguises, l-'earful of an appeal lo their reason, re sort is bad to show and parade to inflame their passions ; thus proving that, while their influence is courted, the utmost con tempt s entertained for their intelligence. The history of all republics which have preceded us bear evidence to the fact, that the wily and ambitious usually re sort to such resources to corrupt the pub lic mind and public Morals previous to seizing upon the reins of supreme autho rity ; and if we do not guard ourselves against such insidious devices, we will lose; our liberties in the same way, and hau; nothing but the wreck of a violated Constitution, and a ruined country to trans mit as a legacy to our children. Let the (Government be free from monopolies and the inllueuce of wealth, just in its admi nistration, and .couomical in its expendi tures, liberal in its policy, and free from encroachments, taking cue of itself, and leaving the people as much as possible to the enjoyment of their own pursuits, and it will insure rs own perpetuity, and the freedom of its citizens. Having called your attention to various interests of the State which presented themselves to my mind as woithy of your first consideration, I doubt not that such as 1 have omitted will be suggested by your own wisdom. Hoping that you may bo guided by patriotism in all your deliberations, and a sincere desire for the promotion id' the public w elfare, and that vour laiiois may he crowned with signal success. I take inv leave of you with earnest benedictions to Almighty (God for your happiness individually and eollee-iitt-ly. TJlO.'CAh'UX. Si'KixoKiKi.n, Nov. 2(5. 18 10. "JUSTICE AMD EQUALITY." THE FitEK TRADER. WeiiYi'i'iV r.!2r, DdituiH. I,!llnv,ii, N!., Tri'iity. Dmiulirr I, MO. 'I'lic iov-rnor'M irwHas". We deem it tuincccMinry to make any iiioloy to our readers for cxchidir. our usual mmntity of misi'cllaucou.s matter in order t fiy Inf. ire our readers, ill to-day's paper, the (ioverr.cr'n Mrs- Ki'.tfP. This inv.dualile document should he can fully read and examined liy every citizen of llli- noi 1. Tim financial affair.- of tin" ftati, asexhi- liiled hy th (iovrrnor, arc indeed in a iniseraM condition; her credit, though not vet riiiurd, is considerably shattered; and nothing hut the ino-l judicious action of the legislature, in providing the means promptly to meet all the engagements of the State, can rave her credit from impending ruin The means wh'u-h the (bnetnor reconunriHls to avert such a calamity, are such as must meet the views of every true lllinoian. The ruinous poli cy of making new clehlH to pay the interest on old ones, should never ho, resorted lo ; and that cow ardly system of legislation which, through it want of confidence in the intelligence of the people, resorts to nuch meami rhould and ulway does meet public condemnation. Closely ukin to sui 'i ix HVntcui is that of indirect taxation, which luis its origin in the same ha ;e f.'ars, and is p juallv, nt least, if not more, ruinous nud oppressive. Against all tuieh expedients, it will he seen, the (iovrrnor taken a decided nlar.il. and if there is sufficient nerve among our legislators to sus tain him in hit high-minded and pa':iiiic views, there is a cheering prospect ahead of hav ing the affairs of our Statu conducted on sound and rational principles. We shall then have no more monopolies privileged hy the stale to plun der tho many for tho benefit of the few ; hut as the taxes of the people will conic directly from them, they w ill also he able at a glance to sec to what objects they are appropriated ; and they will forever he relieved from the burdensome necessity of maintaining a ruthless horde of hank directors, usurers, mid stockjobbers. We say, then, let every one read and weigh w ell tlin Mosaago of our (iovrrnor, lake into con sideration the exigency of the times our condi tion nud prospects and we have full ronfuletiee that the great body uf the people will gladly mi. luin our rnlightcnd, patriotic, and thorough-going demon alio (iovrrnor. The fttrniiicr l'rmlilrut. Tho Steamship President, which left ?,'rw York for Liverpool on the 2d ult., after having proreed rdou her way 5 days, returned again to New Vork. She is Haid to have had curb a succession of heavy galea and hr.nl winds to rucoimter, that, at the end of the 1th day, it became evident that the ipiuutity of ronl on board was inadeipiate to complete the voyage, even with favorable weather, and she returned, therefore, to take in a new and much greater supply. The 'Stants.eitung," how rvrr, hint that the true reason of her return wits, that she might he tho first to take out tho result of lliu Presidential election. Io a Trrritary. Tho ihirJ pension of the Legislature of thi Territory in now licing held at Burlington. The Council, which consists of thirteen members, or- g'ini.ed hy electing Muhtimku 1) a t n u it t iiu k, of Du Umpio county, President, and 11. F. Wilck, of Henry county, Heerctary. Tho oeeupations of the- different members are us follows : 7 Law yori farmers; 1 Merchant 7 Democrats und 6 Whig. ' Tho House of HrpresrnliUivos consists of twTOty.six members, mid organized by fleeting Thomas Cox, of Jucksnn county, Speaker, ami Josttru T. Talk, of Du Duke county, Clerk, The occupation of the different members tro a 1 Miller; t Minor; ami I IVsician 15 Demo crat and 1 1 Whiijs. At the late ilcction f.ir Dclettc lo CniigrrsH, c. a vote w as taken lor tin; call of a Convention to form a M.i:c (iovcriiincnt, which resulted as follows : "For 11 Convention, 1M7 A'.'uiiixt a Convention, '.l'J7 ( iovcrnor l.uras lias issued his proclamation declaring Au'jn-.tn A. Dode lVlrirsti" to the nc:;t C'onrcs--. ( nllnl ttcioH of ( oiijjri-,-.. Col. Todd, of the Cincinnati i!epublican,(!i n. Harrison' acknowledged organ, presuming that at the cud of the present Congress the .Vifonal Tn'-'.surv will I niply, ic, Ac, recommends the culling of an extra session, shortly after the new administration co s into power, "doit while voii'ie oung, bovs !" rr j Coniire-s meets on Monday next. NEWS BY THE MAILS. .;( I.'xluiir, who murdered John Purely at llochester, .oble county, I ml., was rxecutcd at Augusta, 011 til.' Phh ultimo. The particulars respecting (lie murder, which led the unforiu i:.i!e I.i ig'incr t ihc s alliibl, nre thus, as given Iv the (Joshen Democrat: "On the Pith of May last, ho met lohn Parley ut Jiocliester, in that c unity, ami cii.Mged with him in shooting lit a iii.u k. He had drank pretty freely of li.juor, and mimic dispute, arose between them, din ing which beigliiicr levelled his rille, and tired at parley. Parley looked around laughing, lind said, "you can't shoot me!" I.aughlin then snatched another rille from the bauds of his nephew, aimed at Pa.'lev, w ho fell and survived but a short time." Mn-tlirer .bw,'e.-Tlu' Uurlingloii (Iowa)' (i .11 Ite sav.s : " We learn that Jones the villain who deliberately allot a Mr. McL'ai'dlo in the. neighborhood of West point, ia this Territory, a few weeks since has been apprehended, and safely lodged in jail in Port Madison." .(.tit Diet: A moose deer was lately shot at Tattagouchc settlement, New lJruuswick, meas uring nine feet in length, and seven and a half in height, weighing after it was skinned and dressed 700 pounds. This species of animal has become very rare, except in very high latitudes. The population of Richmond, Va., according to the late rtisus, ia 20.152. ;,-" Fule. The St. Louis Pennant says: .Mr. Crevassol, merchant tailor, on the corner of Myrtle and Maine streets, went gunning in Illi nois. Not returning ut night, his family became alarmed, and search was immediately commen ced. It was not until two days had elapsed that he was found dead, und half buried in a marsh which he had probably entered to get some uanie he had shot. It is reported that the people in the vicinity heard cries of distress on the eve ning of his death, but refrained from attempting to rescue the w retched man, on aaeouut of the deoth of the mud." S,k nf Tutcn Ln!i !,i hum. The sale of lots in the flourishing towns of Hurlington and Port Vsdison, will be held as follows: At Durlingl.ui, on Monday the 1st day of February next. At Pert Madison, on Monday the S2J day of the same month. Drmtlful Culatroj,he. Wc learn from the Trumbull county (Ohio) Demaen t, that Mr. Hill, of Coitsville, in that county, wlele engaged in dinging a well at the depth of fifty feet, heard .1 rumbling noise, but did not know whether it was above or below. On again descending with randle, at the depth of twenty feet, the earburct- ted hydrogen gas, in conjunction with the atmos pheric air, suddenly ignited, occasioning a loud explosion. The flames ascended lo the height 1 thirty let above tho surface. Mr. Hill had fallen to the bottom of tho well, and w hen taken up lio was dreadfully burnt, his clothes being re- luced to tin ier, lie expired in three, days after wards. Duel. Dr. (i. C. McWhorUir and Mr. H. I). IJ.irbour, a lawyer, both of Vidalia, La., met on Xatehez Island on the 5th ultimo, to adjust an allair of honor. At the first fire, the Doctor ad ministered a leaden pill to tho lawyer which, In "0 hours, operated mortally. (Sreul Fire ul Nttetez. Natchez seems to be a devoted city. On the 3d ultimo, the two principal blocks of buildings nt the landing nearest tho water, and where the most business had been done, were discovered to he enveloped in flames. It is supposed the fire wan communicated hv an expiring candle in a houso on Pulton street, near 1 aulkner s corner. In almost an instant after the flame burst out it overwhelmed the entire block. swept across th.t street to the Southwcstward and laid tho adjacent block in ashes. About twelve buildings were consumed, the total loss o which cannot fall short of 10,000. Mill K ibbcr Arrested. 'Hie Chicago Democrat says: " Reuben Rose, a young man who recently drove stage for Messrs. Prink, Walker & Co., and who was discharged by them for pocketing way faro ami since has been residing at Mr. Duty's tavern, on tho Den Phiine, has been ar rested and committed to tho Cook county jail for robbing the mail in Pennsylvania, near Lancas ter, last winter. He had hern krpt in expectation of uuolhet situation on their line in order for the proper documents nnd tho Post Office agent to arrive! So ho had began to preparo himself for his old business, and had filed a new key to fit the mail lock exactly, which was found on his person. Several olher keys, evidently altered over by the file, were also found. The young man has hern rather flush w ith money, much of which was the omission of Pennsylvania banks. Ho will be eoon tukeit to the U. 9. Circuit Court at Spring field, for examination." 77ui;iJt'B7W;irr.GoverMor Seward of New : n - - c Vork has issued a proclamation appointing the 17th of December as a day of praise, thanksgiving and prayer, ana recommonmng us ooscrvaiicm oy l'.hLtdf, the iicctirrtl l'nrgrr. Wc learn from the New Vork Tlanot that Dr. Kldirdu'e, who was accused of extrusive forcrim, and tried in the city of I'iiila Icljdiin, has been ucijmllcd. Sniiliiaf 111:1. Colonel Charles .McClnrc, of Carlisle, I':'., has heen nominated liy the Demo crats us u cilnlid Uc f-r Conijrr, to Mily t'.ie acanev occasioned !v the death of Mr. Kaniwv. Mr. J Jin V'i.-'t J!:i,l t. who has been elected to Congress from the I Isti r and SMiMivau District, in New Vork, is not a son of the President, as has been staled in many of the papers. The New Vork delegation to the next Con gress stands, 19 ' hius 21 Democrats Demo cratic pain, 2. There are eleven newspapers in Texas. .niOsis of the I'l-orcriliiiv ol' the Illinois . ii:iiiii' . SIONATP. Tiu iisiMV, Nov. 2(i. The Chair announced the following as the Standing Committees ef the Senate for the pre sent session, viz : (:i -."e. ;,. us. Richardson, Punish, Pcauian, kos.s, and Oihhs. O.i S.n.i I I. -in! and l'.ducut'uii. Davidson, Moore, Churchill, Moeumb, and Piebardseii. On l i'cnud I ii:irtrriin Hacker, Wood, Parrish, Moore, and Culloin. Oi tin- J.tdcid. ij Snyder, Ralston, Little, Pearson, Johnson, ami IJ.iki r. Oi Literiiil Xur'gidit.ii Harrion, Houston, Evans, llanihu, Allen, Slociinib, mill Warren. O.i I'ulil'c Itwith Nui.nally, Harris, Killpa trick, Hunter, and (hist in. On Ctiuii! and Cuid I.uiid Hidden, Pearson, Fithian. Will, and (iatewood. O.i l",n,tiu: (iatewood, Churchill, James, Monroe, and Hacker. On I'ulJ'e A roiintx t:i:d Urpeinldun Kal stou, Witt, Stapp, Henry, and Markley. Ul Jl I. In r it AJliiirt- Harris, l.oss, leainan. ('aston. Allen, and Culloin. O.i Stlhic and X .line Lvuh Punish, David son, Hunter, (iibbs. and Houston. On J'tlititjiis Wood, Stapp, llaiiilin, 1'vans, and Stadden. On I'.ildir 11 idd'ii1 tlendei son James, Hen ry, Little, and Nnnually. O.i ,''.' Vvnitr.iitiiirii Churchill, Snyder, Pi thian. Harrison, I Icrndon. and Warren. On Count'ts Moore, Markley, Snyder, Dakcr, and Sargent. On Knrflitd IV.th Johnston tun Sargent. HOl'ST. OP RHl'KilsP.NTATIVES. 'J'i Ksaiv, Nov. 21. The Speaket laid before the House certain de positions in tho ras? of the contested scat frtim Peoria county, whit h were laid on tho table. On motion of Mr. Peck, the petition and depo sitions in the case w ere taken up for considera tion and referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Peck, Henderson, Dodge, Cavarly, Menard, (iridley, Ross, Hardin, and M'Donald. Wi:iiNK.sn v, Nov. 25. Mr. Tuniey olfored the following: R'sohrd, That the committee on the Judiciarv cnijuirc into the expediency of so amending the executive laws us to prevent Inc. sum ol property- levied on, unless it bring three-fourths ot Us va hie, and that they report by bill or otherwise. The resolution was not agreed to. Mr. Peck, from the select committee lo which were referred the petition and accompanying do cuments connected with the contested election from Peotli county, reported the foliowihg reso hiliou, viz : l-(ihrd, That the select committee to whom were referred the petition and accompany ingdocu ments connected with the contested election from the county of Peoria, have power to send for per sons and papers, and that a subpirna duces tceniil bo forthwith i .surd to William Mitchell, clerk of the county commissioners' couit for the said county of Peoria, directing him to bring with him the respective poll books m his custody, contain ing tho votes given in Atigu.it lasl for Representa tives to the present (icncral Assembly. I he resolution was agreed to. Oil motion of Mr. Edwards, RcKidcrd, That a committee of five be appointed to consider and reiiort neon the cxeedienev of a distribution among tho several .States in a repre sentative ratio, ol the proceeds raising front the snlcs ol the public lands with reference to the ti led of such distributive policy upon the future prospects and permanent welfare of the t'tate of Illinois. The resolution was ugreed to, nnd Messrs. Ed wards, Drummond, Brown of Vermillion, Trum bull and Leary were appointed the committee. Qj'Our Springfield correspondent will oblige n by sending his letters one day sooner. The Idler w hich w e published last w eek came to hand too late for our Pox River innil, and, in consr ipience, the paper was sent to our subscribers in that quarter without it. For their information the substance of the letter is annexed. S.'ii(irtKLu, Nov. 21, 18-10. Mkssiis. WtAvr.it & Hise The Senate and House were in session yester day for a short time, and almost entirely occupied m qualitying their mcmhrrs. 1 tie Senate chose for their officers as follows: M. L. Covkll, of M'Lean county, Secretary; Dowxixn Uai-.'ui, of Jefferson, Lnrolling and Lngrossmg Clerk Axnnr.w J. rrr, Sergeant-at-Arins all De mocrats. To-dav the House chose for officers (Jen. 13 w- txn, of Favette. Speaker, by a voto of 4G to 30; Jons Cauiocx, of Sangamon, Clerk, hy a vote of 70 to Id scattering; (ikohiik Davis, of Cook, Assistant Clerk, hy a voto ot 40 to 36; Ron Kit t Smith, of Madison, Enrolling nud Engrossing Clerk, by 17 maiority ; vvii.uam t-'. Mrnrsr, of IVrr v. Door KceiMir. bv 28 liiaioritv : and Mr. Koit rs, of Montgomery. Assistant Door Keep , j t . er, l 4 majority also all Democrats. A passenger on board n very slow boat on the Mississippi asked the captain what made the vessel go so slow. The cap tain told him it was owing to so many catfisii going mo oilier way. A Wicked U'mch. The murderer, Hohert McConnghy, wits executed in Huntingdon, Pa., on Friday the 5th ultimo, lie was attended by a clergyman, to whom, at the moment of being swung oft, he solemnly assevera ted his innocence, declaring that, standing as he uul on the very threshold of ctcrni ty, lie knew nothing of the crime for which ho wm to suffer. The clergyman withdrew, the drop fell, and tho rope biokc, . The cord was doubled, and just aw ay the drop, the wretched man asked a little time to make an open confes for sion of his crime. It was granted. IIr confessed his guilt, and was hung. Illinois Official Itcliiriis. hli). MS. President. llwcriwr. coo-rim. v.rj. Hah Cx;lu El)W. Ailanis, 1352 1U17 U7y 8g- Alexander, 124 2J 189 81 "'. 531 513 190 !9(J ', 2ti0 93 . 'own, 434 301 new county. Hurenti, 279 434 181 277 Calhoun, 133 313 8Q 5J Cass, " 315 397 198 335 Carroll, (59 214 new county. Christian, 1 17 89 new county. Champaignc, 141 154 91 72 Claik, (ill 0(57 323 388 Clay, 338 218 129 121 Clinton, 417 320 239 2(13 Cook, 1989 1 03 4 1(564 832 Coles, (595 1101) 275 706 Crawford, 392 121 107 227 Do Kul!, 197 172 215 25 De Witt, 31(5 293 new county. D11 Page, 373 12H new county. Kd-ar, 720 783 020 342 Ud wards, 212 311 47 212 Ellinghain, 207 52 119 30 Fayette, 645 412 450 310 Fulton, 1317 1253 8(13 770 Franklin, 542 71 092 91 Crecne, 1175 870 1396 1037 (iallatin, 1286 500 705 585 Hamilton, 557 126 307 78 Hancock, 661. 1313 436 633 Hardin, 132 154 new county. Henry, 86 162 30 88 Iro(iuoi, 175 151 130 78 Jackson, 337 210 210 176 Jasper, 178 78 11 20 Jefferson, 727 - 210 355 144 Jersey, 3(50 517 new county. Jo Davics, 080 1079 4G7 765 Johnson, 440 109 135 87 Kane, '774 810 511 323 Knox, 541 710 354 389 Lake, 267 281 new cotintv. La&ille, 1638 1080 1309 600 Lawrence, 597 670 151 432 Lee, 230 241 new county. Livingston, 78 85 11 21 Logan, 167 200 new county. Macon, 377 250 281 202 Macoupin, 812 632 621 485 Madison, 1184 1704 953 1294 Marion, 573 174 278 112 Marshall, 183 209 new county. McDouough, 427 472 382 3321 Mc Henry, 271 340 2f9 239 McLean, 531 683 514 710 Menard, 371 434 new county. Mercer, 103 315 00 175 Monroe, 563 370 226 303 Montgomery, 520 311 326 187 Morgan, 1293 1533 1664 1953 Ogle, 266 491 373 524 Peoria, 767 741 408 509 Perry, 3ol 171 190 142 Pike, 1037 1149 805 447 Pope, 208 391 87 514 Putnam, 151 259 319 387 Randolph, 817 715 399 61!. Rock Island, 224 426 123 200. Sangamon, 1219 2000 1401 1856 Schuyler, 611 732 811 780 Scott, 575 085 new county. Shelby, 751 408 . 484 262 Stark, 151 187 new courtly. St. Clair, 1783 989 982 76H Stephenson, 241 371 77 200 Tazewell, 00 1 1181 474 773 Union, 030 78 023 36 Vermilion, 587 1044 539 744 Wabash, 254 509. 133 445 Warren, 024 711 293 424 Washington, 493 149 280 04 Wayne, 500 205 390 GO White, 039 770 315 706 Whiteside, 236 375 no return. Will. 1367 753 729 574 Williamson, 578 103 new county. Winnebago, 321 789 179 281 47176 45537 30573 29629 45537 29629 . Dein. maj. 1939 04 maj. JAMES 0. TJIRNEY, the abolition candidate, received 159 votes in the State. ' , ...... The vote of Hancock is averaged in the above table. Elections. Van Huren's majority in Virginia is between 1,000 and 2,000. Harrison's majority in Ohio is 23,375. In Massachusetts about 15,000. We hope in onr next to give the result more in detail. Hnre Vrgrtnblc. Mr. John Michel, whose uncommon success in the culture of fruit, flowers and vegetables has often challenged our editorial commendation, has entitled him self to the credit of introducing a new vegetable into our horticulture. He ex hibited to us, yesterday, a fine specimen of the Yam Massicot, or St. Domingo polatoe, raised in open air, in his garden on the Neck. This potatoe grows on a rich and luxurious vine, with large and beautiful heart shaped leaves, the vine itself, and not the root, bearing the fruit. Wo are told by Mr. M. that the potatoe when cooked exhibits a white gamboge color, and is superior in flavor to tho Irish potatoe. . Mr. M. has also succeeded in taising-this new Tegetable from the seed the common mode of planting it beinj by s r .iA e.r. ' n.-. TV. .