Arkansas Intelligencer from Van Buren, Arkansas on December 30, 1843 · 2
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&vlnni$n8 nttlliztxzzv. (;co. W. Clarke and Thomas Sterne. VAN BUREN, SAT U RD A Y Dec. 30, 1843. Tiits river is loo lovy for navigation. To CorresTjondenis.-"Lc'nyt is too 6i-ldveiy for insertion. Richard the 3d iscrowded out.it i-hali -Appear in the nest. E. of Dec. 14th, and 18th, from Tallequah will also appear in our next. V.'e would remind all of out correspondents that . ihoir n amber is increasing, they therefore must . bd'-ero to our nilo of brevity. The trcs idc r.l Message. W e gi ve t he nies-ge, pruned to suit the size of our sheet and to be i-cceptable to our readers. Being Christfnast times, it is with great difficulty that we issue the usual number. ? The A rmy. The President in his message, op-pears to speak very knowingly of the services of the Army in preserving tho peace of the frontiers. Query: Does he mean the frontier, of Arkansas? Ho recommends the remounting of the 2nd Dragoons. - Who will beat it. Thomas McFerren, Esq. of t- n i i" - 1 . orana r rairie, rranisnn county, raisuu iwemy-three liundred and fifty lbs. of Cotton, from an acre and one eighth. - - A large Baddish.A Raddish was raised by Mr. Jacob Shaver of this county, weighing three pounds nine and half ounces ; measuring seventeen inches in circumference, and fourteen inches in length ; sound and solid. The National Intolligencer says that Mr. Fox, tho British minister at Washington, is about to retire from the mission, to bo succeeded by Mr. Tackenham. Into British Minister to Mexico. . Annexation of Texas, The President sends to Congress papers from Mexico, by which that Republic, gathering information from ordinary newspaper discussions, that some action will be taken by Congress about tho admission into this Union of Texas, threatens war upon this nation if the measure is discussed.' The President hints that the Executive will do its duty. O ConndL Tho Enniskiilen (Ireland) Reporter of tho 8th November, states thnt the Grand Jury of Dublin, found truo bills against Dan. O'Coonell & Cc. The U. S. District Court of Arkansas. As theracan bo no objections offered from any quarter, we hope that our honorable delegation in Congress will procure us a branch of this court, at or near this point; or another District. The importance !.n J necessity of this treasure are impressed upon the minds of all on this frontier. Pork Packing. We hope that some of the en- tei prising Pork Packers at Cincinnati will calculate the chances of making -a fortune by establishing among us. If some plan is not pitched upon to rid this country of the large quantity of hog's now on hand, we will have to forego the luxury of banqueting on venison, turkey, &c, nnd have to turn to "using up" the swinish herd T.'ie Far West Seminary." It is a source or great pleasure to ba ablo to inform our readers that the friends and projectors of this institution are usinjj indefatigable exertions to consummate its establishment, and anticipate a favorable result to their labors. - We refer our readers to the address of tho committee appointed for that purpose. It explains fully the objects and ends of the institution. It gives the fundamental principles upon which tho institution is to be based, One of which is, ' tho institution is never, in all future tiinejja possess a sectarian character in Religion, or a party character in politics." Wo are pleased to learn that in addition to the acquirements oV Academic attainments, a particular attention will be paid to the science of Agriculture and tho Mechanic Art. The site selected for the location of this Seminary, is in one of the healthiest neighborhoods in the healthiest portion of the State. It is about three mi!e3 from Fayetteviiie, in Washington county one that is distinguished for its good health, and the good morals of its inhabitants. Wc hope the appeal to tho friends of education and morals in all parts of our Republic, will not be in vain. It merits the support of our citizens in alj, parts of the State; and is an institution that should be particularly cherished among us in the North West. " ' In another number we will give the particular advantages of the location of this Seminarylo any other location in the South Western part "of tho Union. .. . TOE RETURN OF GOV. BUTLER'S EXPEDITION FROM THE PRAIRIES: A correspondent, one who accompanied the expedition, writes us from Fort Washita on the 18th inst., that the Governor and a portion of the party had returned. Our correspondent says; 'Tho trip was one of deep interest." He says: "That of all tho Indians, the Comanches aro the most peculiar and interesting. For their primitive character, original manners, customs, superstitions and ether peculiarities, most distinguished.! The Texi.xn Commissioners did not attend, it could not be accounted for, which wa3 by no means gratifying to Gov. Butler. , , Ail the tribes were present but the Witchetaws and Kioways. Governor B. with tho aid of Mr. Stanley the artist, constructed a kind of badge, which he gave to each of the tribes, as a'passport, which delighted the Indians and formed a link that will act like a charm that will be most effectual. Our correspondent promises to procure us a copy of Governor B's "Talk" to old Pa-ha-cu-ka, the Comanche Chief. We hope he will 'remember his promise. Upon tho arrival of Gov. Butler at Cache Creek, he met deputations from all the border tribes, except tho Kioways and Witchetaws. Viz: the Comanches, Tuwockonies, Waccos, Kee-chies, Caddoos, Anarchoesand Ionics. No Troa-ty was made, but an agreement of peace and amity was entered into; Tho Kiowaj's and Witchetaws were said to bo at war with tho Comanches, and were located about eighty miles from Cache Creek, preparing to make a descent upon the Comanches. The Governor despatched three runners (a Dela ware, a Cherokee and a white man) who were good hunters; and who knew the country well; and directed them to travel about eighty miles up Red liiver, to notify any cf the tribes that they should see, to attend the Council; he instructed them not to be absent more than seven days; and in tho event of any accident that might happen to prevent their return in the given lime, they were to send one of their party back to his camp. Some ttcclve days elapsed and no account of the runners had reached him; ho departed and arrived at Fort Washita on the 17th inst., whon he applied to the Commanding officer at that Post to send a Command of Dragoons to the Witchetaw towns to search for the runners; and if they were murdered, to punish tho murdorers. It is feared, and not without cause, that these Indians murdered the runners for being tho friends of the Comanches, their enemies. The mission of Gov. Butler to these border iribus, may have a beneficial result; but a visit from a squadron of Dragoons would accomplish moro. Our correspondent is entitled to our thanks for his kind favor; and we hope that when he recuperates from the toils and fatigues of his travels, ho will give us further accounts of this expedition. Creek Annuity. The annuity for 1843 will be paid tho Creeks on next Friday, the 5th January. Tfuf Choctaw Annuity. Tho following statement shews tho manner in which the annuity for 1843, is .being paid. The annuity is paid tho Choctawsin a different manner from that of any ct! ier tribe located South. The Chiefs receive a per capita amount like that of the common warriors, women and children; and tho whole is paid out to heads of families, or to individuals. Mu-shu-la-tubbeo district, 2,231 souls, 0,800 11. Piish-ma-ha district, 2,130 souls, $9,5C3 58. Puck-shu-nub-beo dis't, 7.071 souls, 821,533 31, Paid out by Act of General Council for Na'ioml p-irpo3.'s, $7,000 00. Appropriated for school at FH Coffee, 3,000 00. 813,000 00. Information Wanted.- Can Gen. J. 6. Bennett tell us what has become of Bob Tyler ? Has he been consumed by the fire of his own eloquence? The late Mr. Skritcs. Wo see by the Banner of tho 16th inst., that Mr. Thomas Skritcs, died very suddenly, in tho Cherokee Nation. His loss is mourned bv all who knew him. We hope that the following note from such 0 responsible sourco, will put to rest the matter to wh eh it alludes. Messrs. Editors' There has been some contradictory statements in relation to the report of the Coroner's inquest, held over tho body of Silas Enyot, who 'was shot during our last Court. Thr truth is, tho jury made the following report : "we. the jury find that Silas Enyot, came 6 his death by being bhot by some person unknown." Please j rive this an inre.tion in your valuable paper and S. G. SNEED. Next year, instead of C3,000, will bo appropriated '3181,000, from their annuity, in addition to a school fund of vS,500, expended in the Nation; and besides they are now having 40 youths educated at different colleges in tho United States. About an average of 3 per head for every man, woman and child in the Nation. From the Cherokee Nation. A correspondent writes U3 from Bayou Menard, Cherokee Nation, that things are pretty quiet, and travelling safe in the Nation ; also that a deputation, among whom are Wild Cat, Mi-cano-py, Rov'd John Douglas Bemo, &c, (Seminoles,) have gone up to Chouteau's old trading establishment, and if they are pleased with tho country, they say they willgath er up their scattered bands,' and loafers, and cm body them. It is to be hoped that they will be pleased, for I havo reason to know, that a large portion 6f the Cherokees will be pleased to get rid of them. Thero aro from 800 to 1000, in this Nation, who do littlo or no good for themselves. or any one else. Co-a-coo-cho and his party still infest the cane-break below Fort Gibson, and Al ligator, the waters of Pecan Creek. . Murder in the Cherokee Nat ion. A most horrid murder was committed on Bayou Menard on the 23d inst. Richard Ratcliff killed his wife, by beating hor.until she died. Ratcliff states that she was thrown from her horse; but he was seen beating Iwr. A Post Mortem examination was made by Assitant Surgeon R. H. Coolodgo he reports that she came to her death from tho blows nflicted, and other mal-trcatment. Ratcliff is in chains at his own house, awaiting his trial. A Giant Girl has arrived in Cincinnati, onlyS years old, and weighs Uco hundred and forty COKKESPONDEXCE. - -- V : Fayetteville, Dec. 19th. 1813. Messrs. Editors: I send you by Mr. T., 21; and the names of seceti subscribers. Tho Intelligencer is becoming more sought after. The independent tone and stand you take upon all sub: jects the inflexible neutrality of your course, has given the people of old Washington, confidence in your integrity and stability they now say that you. will remain true to your pledge of neutrality. Your devotion to the interests and dignity of this section of tho State, has gained you friends without regard to party. 1 have nothing hew in regard to politics. We would" like Get?. Sneed to run "for Congress. Judge Brown is also a favorite. But we have concluded to watt for the Helena Journal, to hear a suggestion from that quarter; We expect a proposition counter to the Convention," because there tho true spirit of democracy also prevails it is intelligent) independent, and untrammeled. We understand that "old Crawford" is in favor of the people's Convention, either at Van Buren or Ciarksville ; we aro with you. We will show tho Little Rock" folks " a thing or two." , They will discover that "some things can be done as well as others." The people or Weslern. Arkansas are " some pumpkins,' when they ge t roused. The fact of it, is between youand mo, nnd the 'gn post we enn't go " the family" any longer. The members have been so well kept that they have grown fat and good-for-nothing, we are determined to put up some fresh and lean 'uns. The news has reached us that Dick Byrd is out for Govornor. lie stands about as much chance of being elected as Lias. We don't like tho name of Lias, but the " Convention" is determined to poke it on to U3 thick and heavy. One Lias is fixed for- Governor, and the other is to spout tho question cn the electoral ticket. The Whigs hero prefer Davy Walker, but Jesse Turner, of your town, is also a favorite. General Sneed had a barrel of cider brought into town; we all thought he was going to declaro himself a candidate, but upon tappping it, he found it too hard, and therefore he could'nt go it upon that occasion. The Masons here, celebrate tho 27th and will give a fandango at night, a description of which, tho style, etiquette, &c, I will give in my next. . S. P. S. General Sneed turned over his " hard cidor" to the Whigs, and to-day ho brought in some good Democratic cider, which smacks somewhat of corfl-vention drink. S. Fur tho Arkansas Intelligencer. Fayetteville, Dec. 24th, 1843. Messrs. Editors: Since my last, 1 find there is much moradissatisfaction among the Democrats of this part of tho Stnte, in regard to the Little Rock nominations, than I had imagined. Many of the oldost and most influential citizens, heretofore acting with the Democratic part-, and recognized as substantial and uncompromising members of that party, havo openly avowed their determination to oppose tho nominees of the packing establishment. They now regard the nominees as having been selected and endorsed by a lean minority of the Democratic party, assuming to act on behalf of the wholo, with an eye to their pliancy and subserviency to the wishes and inler-lost of tho magnificent Exjmnger; without reference to the intorestof tho State, tho border country moro particularly. . And in sooth, Messrs. Editors, it does appear, that the settled policy of the family, and in fact of all who have held stations, wherein they might do us service, rxcept Archibald Yell, is, and ever has been, to establish and foster Southern interest, regarding the interest of tho Indian frontier as a subordinate consideration, if they ever did think of it, deserving nothing more than incidental protection at the hands of the General Government. By the exertions of Gov Yell, while in Congress, we obtained the establishment of a Military Post on tho Indian border, not moro loudly called for then, than at the present time: but when he retired from the Halls of our National Legislation, as if by sympathj', the Post disappeared about the same time. Who now hears the voice of our delegation advocating tho interest of the North or West, by urging upon the Government tho imperious necessity of shielding our border territory, by tho establishment of a cordon of Military Posts, upon our Indian frontier. What voice was heard in the Convention battling for tho West, urging the claims of Brown. Oidham or Sneed, and many other old and tried Democrats, that might be named, equally deserving? Not a single one. So far from it that the name of Oldham, the most prominent individual before tho people for Congress, is not found on the poll-books. And why was this; was it because he hailed from Western Arkansas, or did they think he might be a little tender footed on the question of expunge; both doubtless had their influence Was it John - Randolph, Messrs. Editors, who did not believo two phrenologists could look. each other in the face without laughing? If they might not do it, I think it would be less practicable for a brace of expungers to look each other in the eye without smiling involuntarily, it may bo, at the miserable, contemptablo farce they are meditating". I view tho modern doctrine of Expunge, as one of tho most graceless humbugs of the day a monstrous phantom without a single redeeming feature, "no demon of the howling wasto e'er blasted human sight with lineaments moro foul." This I believe to bo the sentiment of a laro ma jority of the hardy yeomanry of . Old Washing ton.'- ' . Public attention is now turned to David Walker as the only person upon whom tho people can rely with any confidence of success; it is now out of the question to get a Democrat, that party is split, torn, and bleeding at" every pore. The people here, Democrats as well as Whigs, regard Mr. Walker as an uncompromising Whig, and a fierce opponent when roused, as well as an honest man, who will, as he -has heretofore done, serve them faithfully and candidly, without reference simply to the success of party men. Ho has proved himself a public servant that represents and carries out tho will and wishes of his constituency. - - What do the good people of your section think of the land speculations by the Bank officers at this place? If the Bank receives property from thejavored, the rich, and those who are able to pay, will she not bo equally bound to extend the same favor to the poor Justice and fair, dealing would say so. After this transaction let tho Bank begin to sue, and distress tho shirt-tail forty acre.boys for their small debts, and a storm will be generated that Gen. Sneed and his Militia may not allay. - Your friend. ALFONZO. ;j - - . For the Arkansas Intelligencer. Messrs Editors: Will the reckless conductors of the "Banner" tell us what they think of the present signs. Some weeks ago you intimated that tho Democracy of Old Crawford was dissatisfied with the dictatorial tone of the Banner; and that print in an equally confidential tone replied, that they had heard of that portion of the Democracy, and that it was very small. Do not your knowledge of thing3 "up here" authorize you to say that the Banner either deceived the Democracy in other parts of thStale, or that it was deceived by its correspondents, in relation to the feelings cf the people? Can you not say that you know of only four Democrats in Crawford who will support the nominees of that Coavention? And don't "tho four" live in Fort Smith and its vicinity? Do you know a Democrat in Craw ford, North of tha river, who will support the nominees? Do wo not intend to hold a peoplo's Convention? Will we not repudiate the packed Convention Aye! that vre will; and nominate good Democratic candidate?, and elect them too. The Democracy of this Slate, has jogged along for several years, quietly toting lhe family" merely because it choose to do so; but the moment they crack the whip over our heads, and undertake to drive us, wo kick up, break from tho shafTs and leave the family vehicle at the foot of the hill. If Dr. Chapman has nnyregard for the good opinion of the Democracy of this State, let him drop his connexion with the Bourbons of Little Rock. Let him decline tiro nomination of the Convention of the triumvefato. Tho Democracy repudiates clubs, cliques nnd. family pretentions; and when once awakened to tho fact that any family or set of men tack on to the part' for mere interested purposes, they 'vill at once throw them off, and no honied language can induce them to take them up p-gain, for when their confidence is once betrayed, it can never npain be recovered. Conway is a brisk, sprightly, clever fellow, by far the cleverest of the family; but we can't elect ail the clevor fellows to office, nor will we elect ono of the family, even if he wero not clever. 1 see in tho last Banner, that Conway has another strong for'e i. c. talents!!! Talents! of what? Silver? No, what then? A new discovery, truly, but it is what might be expected from Dr. Borciand, in tho course of his kimizal diskiveries. Poor Conway, he has climbed too high up the Per simrnon trco it is seen plainly he must come down to hide it. Az out .and outes. For the Arkansas Incclligenccr. Messrs. Kdilors: I wish you to watch the signs. The Helena Journal was, in tiio first place opjKJseu 10 noiuing tno Convention, at. the time that it was held. Its conductors wero opposed to us proeco'Mngs when it was held, and were dead set against it. Since the adjournment of the convention, 1 understand that Judge Tollison received the appointment of Special Judge, nnd is now no:umg Court at Little Rock. The Banm of the 23d inst., leads off its editorials bv a verv complimentary notice of the Helena Journal, its jcunor. us orinouoxy, ecc, and proffers to act as agent lor it. . I await with anxiety to seo the next Journal, when, 1 think, I will be ablo to shew you tho events that the above signs foretell. INTEGRITY. intended to subserve the purpose- domination and nrefernient. Wo therefore Resolve, That wJ influence and energy to counteme jects of those who contend fori tlie, and devoto a portion of our ting" sheet these important objects by elects 21ay, of Kentucky, who embodies in his" riotism and intelligence, the principles J elieve to be right, and for which weareV 1 r 1 w m i 1 : 1 ft3 far as we are able, freedom of coina. is opposed to family influence or dictatioj I'UIIILMII Uj'llll'JUSi IS ULLUOC(J IO QOl" ism in all its forms, and which will addr selves to the patriotism and intelligent people a sound and uniform currency people, and the protection Ivmri and commercial independence. W" Tj effect these important objects by elects ciay, tnotism believi ing. And to promote this end, we herel in the formation of a Clay Club, and aL. following rules for its government. 1 Article 1st. This Club shall bo called Club of Crawford county. : Article 2nd. The officers composing.! ' shall be a President, three Vice President" responding Secretary, a Treasurer, and i' ing Secretary. ' I ' ; Article 3rd. It shall bo tho diUy of tl dent to preside at all the meetings of thr ' sign, with the Corresponding Soerptari f tho Club, important to bv to appointall committees, and superintend ana publications. 01 uie wuu. - Article 4th. ftshall be the duty. . . . A - I, F" flrint nnrl n r rlni-iiirr lil2 aDSenj in nil t I-v 5 Xto h u u 1 Hi I 11, O .CipjJQl 111 1 til 11 Article 5th. It shall be tfe ponding Secretary, to conduct unof tioii3 of tiio Society, alfhe correspond Club, aud communicate HI necessary ic to the Club Article 6th., t shall be the duty of t urer to receive all dues ai donations n Ciub, and disburse them bV the oriro Article 7th. It shall bo the duty of ing bee retary to keep a record of t! of ihn Mnb. ' Artic'e 8:h. The membra of theS meet on all convenient basioas, a Van Buren, for th"purpo33 of f operations of the Whig party ; and President, signed by tho Recording f all culled meetings, shall be'punctu Article 9;. The officers of the the standing Executivo CoinmittV business of ur ucrs. .1 i ' 7 t r , r t t jiriicie lVjin. vacancies in ary ces of the Club, shall be filled by i members. WHITFIELD, '15? TUCKEJ JAMES A. IV REUBEN P.J . PETER HAl . - o The following resolutions were tf by James A. Simpson, and adopted JVkereaSi A difference of opinion tu er.;eriaiueu uy 1110 nigs oi inia ctaif time'nd place of holding the Convention Clay Club ot Pulaski county, has in itju rit of hospitality, tendered tho Whimsy an-invitation to meet in tno city ot. on the third Monday in January, the , purpose of holding vi cont&r State convention. h-e,7 70 "7 hr5nit:i!itips nf nnr Whcr fTienL-y hereby appoint additional (leleg-y. riiinvpntinn lr c Ii r- on thr thirrl Mnniliv in J.-i n n.irV. 14. On motion of Col. John Prenr1. bors of the Crawford county Cf? wun appointed delegates to the Whigpventj : : i held at Little Koek an third Men' n i J 18 1 L In pursuance cf the aba; resolu motion the proceedings were reftsted to lished in the Arkansas fntel'ligeT, and . kan.as State Gazette. J : SON, Pres't. S.iMi.. L. Griffith, betfy. I ourselvei of t ocatefof the 21 ency in t!i3 absen tt - - 1 4 2 f CRAWFORD COUNTY CLAY CLUB. At an adjourned meeting of tho Whigs of Craw ford county, held in the town of Van Buren, on Saturday the 23J December, 1S13, for the pur pose of receiving the report of the committee for drafting a Constitution, for the Crawford Clay- Club, tho following rules were presented aud adopted : We, the Democratic Whigs of Crawford cou n-j ty, deeply impressed with the necessity of a more tnorough organization for the purpose of sustain ing the principles of the Whig parly, which prin- trv's nrosneritv : and as " vhnl. ?, the nrir. J cdr hereafter how they pubhsn suef. of liberty," we believo it to be our duty at the ' ta-lics, because their paper has a c v , ,,K; present time, to ba active and vigilant in sustain- jj0 Indian country west of us. The same ing those principles of enlarged and liberal poli- f factics mi"ht bo used against our "tiw ' ...I. ; -I- . . 'l I .1 . L . ?-r- J O . cy which was suswineu ey mo wn.gs 01 u, ami, defolld an,j tho Indians might tt- W believo that tho snirit of nolitical nirranJisp. selves of so valuable a mm. 1 1 00 ment which 'has for some year3 controled the interests of the State, if not arrested by tho determiied intelligence of the people, may finally end io fix ing upon the people a system of political entailment Congress. We have a gleanings of the Times an inst., to give tho foiiowim lis. T IT . t Tuesday, lec. am. ave notice U at he ity iatroduV 111 ....- . should at the earliest opj following bills. I ' , 'i. t Ab;iUoreducethoraoipast A bill for the better r3"H "4 l"u lspc r.! nnd Snton v.ie el'ed printers to . nnnivdvS les Blair & P on " The Houso was occun in determining w thor tho Protest should hf record. Tha . bate w.isannimated. e I resident's Mess k:B.nnnnn(.p,l. tlio1" wusarrestea UU III' UIU1VU'VWJ i Wednesday, Dec! Fttt ti 1 In the Senate, if " 7'vt;r gavo "ollce to reduce and gra pneo of ptibln Mr. IIenderso4'avo t 01 a bill for i f rtnin idt AWSSlSSippi. -' Thr rrmaind of lho se3sio was occq the transuctiort'f business relating to the In the Ifoeo' Representatives, Mr. la Protest was"'iscusse uctii 4 o'clock, wh- Hniit. n-iedeu to the election of a clerk IJOUSt. piU , J I C N ti It Vi ' -":iU eieuieu, rucfivn Voted arr!i'-1 " "i. vitn uiamc, ccived 6" Ciirse Military Tactics. We clip tiivl in,T ti'-' 'ici ivu j ti.i-, " v v.uu oij the .Suitors got it, probably from their Can respndent. Wo hope they will be f . at war with the best interosts of freemen, and 'The following is an extract from liit .itr tions of tho Council of the Chinese Empire to : General commanding thoarmie3emj)Ioyed agai the English:" ' -i "Take notice-of this in particular, "ion hs pounds!

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