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C r.ROLLTuN, Missouri.
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WATER STREET, GLASGOW, MO.
rHE undersigned having met with much bet
L ter success in the Commission and Forward
ing business than expected, would here lake occa
sion to state to Shippers and the Public generally,
that his arrangements for the next season are
such, as to ofler every facility that this point af
fords, for shipping Produco and Receiving Mer
chandize, and hopes to receive such patronage from
those who are interested in shipping at this point,
as he may merit. Respectfully,
uct. 1J. J. W. HARRIS.
I have just received per steamer " Amelia," and
" Mandan," a large addition to my former
lock of Groceries, Liquors, &c, which completes
ny fall and winter supply, to which ( would in
vite the attention of purchasers in need of arti
cles in my line. My slock is larger and better as
sorted than any other in town, and will be offered
at unusually low prices.
JNO D. PERRY.
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my large assortment of Parlor, Chamber and
Cooking Stoves, comprising many varieties, all of
which have been selected with care, and will be
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, ERROR CEASES
THE RETURN FROM MEXICO
War is always terrible I Its depopula
ted fields, its slaughtered thousands and its
demoralizing tendencies, render it, even in
the justest cause, a thing for humanity to
This nation has just emerged from a con
test in which victory has every where at
tended its arms. A part of those who were
actively engaged in it, wo have just seen
returning to their homes, honorably dis
charged from service. Of these, some
bring back the reputation of heroic deeds,
such as would not disgrace the brightest
page of history. Others arrive, however,
disfigured or maimed for life. But how
many have never returned at all I
What a contrast between the return of
the living and dead I The one come back
with brows wreathed with victory and
steps attended by military pomp; but the
other is brought home in sadness, in silence,
in tears. Each has fought with equal bra
very, yet how dissimilar the result I We
might record the names of a host who have
returned with elevated rank and high mili
tary reputations; but what a crowd of the
illustrious dead we should have to place in
the balance against them. There was
Vinton, the accomplished gentleman, the
sincere Christian there was Ringgold, the
Bayard of the army there was Garland,
and Twiggs, and Graham, and Scott, and a
hundred others. But contenting ourselves
with thc'simple tale of ono of those who fell,
we shall leave the imagination of our read
ers to supply the story of the rest.
C was an only son, and the last male
scion of his house. High spirited, gener
ous, and in all things noble, he was the hope
and stay of his surviving parent. At the
proper age he was placed in the academy
of West Point, for his anccsters had been
soldiers in the revolution, and his earliest
dream of ambition had bcon to make him
self worthy of their name. He grew up,
in this institution the pride of his class.
Athletic in frame and vigorous in intellect,
he excelled alike in manly exercises as in a
scholar's acquirements. He graduated in
18 , and was brevetted a lieutenant.
His command was one that allowed him
to be much at home, and here he met his
cousin, an orphan girl, to whom his father
had given a home. Amiable, accomplish
ed and beautiful, she unconsciously won his
affections, as he did hers, and their mutual
love was blessed by the aged parent. The
young soldier's cup of happiness was al
ready filled to the brim, when the war with
Mexico began, and he was ordered with
his regiment, to the seat of hostilities. He
was to have been married in a few months;
but now all this was suspended. Still he
was full of eager anticipations of the fu
ture. Oh ! little did he know his fate.
Who shall describe the eagerness with
which his betrothed bride, and his gray-
haired sire, now watched for intelligence
from the seat of war? Who shall picture
the agony of suspense with which they
waited for the list of killed and dangerous
ly wounded after every general action, or
the breathless terror with which they hur
ried from name to name, fearing every
moment to find his. The rejoicing crowd
whose huzzas shook the streets outside, lit
tle dreamed of what was going on in that
old mansion. Several battles had now oc
curred, and he was still unharmed, so that,
t least, their fears grow less poignant.
The war, too, was thought to be nearly
over, and they began to speculate on his
probable speedy return. Suddenly, with
the news of a great victory, came intelli
gence of his death.
Uo had fallen, indeed at the head of his
column, but what solace was this to his bro
ken-hearted family. He had died with he
roic words upon his lips, but could this re
animate his lifeless clay now? One wild
shriek burst from his affianced bride, as
she read the awful Intelligence, and then
she fell fainting to the floor. The emotion
of his parent, though less violently exhib
ited, was not less fearful. The hope of de
clining years, the only child .of his sainted
wife, the last representative of his ancient
line, was no more; and, as the thought came
over his memory, he groaned in bitterness,
and, with Job, wished bo had never been
They had talked of the return of their
young hero; well, he came but in how
different a guise from what they had ex
pected ! He came with no prancing ateed,
amid the brilliant panoply of war; but
borne in his coffin, he entered his father's
house for the the last time. The sound of
the dead march attended him, and not the
bold1, (riamphal music they had looked for;
and tears Instead of smiles, met him at the
They laid him in the wainscotted cham
ber the same room where his grandsirc,
with his i word across him, had lain in state;
TO BE DANGEROUS, WHEN REASON IS LEFT FREE TO COMBAT
CJLAMJOW, lUISSOXKI, Tlll
ancicruwos pourea in irom the broad street
i , . .
to gaze on the dead man's face and see the
honorable wound by which he had fallen
uut, Uh I what solace was all this to the
crushed heart that sat desolate in the neigh
As evening drew on the crowds depart
ed, and the bereaved were left to weep
alone. 1 hen only did they enter that old
hall to indulge their grief. His affianced
bride flung herself at the foot of the cof
fin, which shook under her convulsive sor
row. His tire buried his face,,, in like
manner, at the head. And the soldier's fa
vorite dog cowered by his side, expressing
by the attitude, his grief. .
The hour of agony that ensued passes
our power to tell. But the mourners had
one comfort amid their sorrow; like the la
mented Vinton, he for whom they wept had
died a Christian. This thought at last
brought consolation, and enabled his sire
to say, as he clasped his laged hands, and
looking up with streaming eyes to heaven
The Lord hath given, and the Lord
hath taken away. Blessed be the name of
the Lord," Peterson's Magazine.
For the Model American Courier.
FAITH A.D FIRMNESS.
A TALE OF TRUTH.
BY ANDREW DUNCAN.
"You may be any thing, or do anything,
that you please," said the doctor,--"any
thing that does not imply a physical or mor
al impossibility. All that you need is faith,
and firmness of purpose. What think you
did the Man of Nazareth mean, when He
said to His disciples, 'if ye have faith like a
grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto
this mountain, remove hence to yonder
place, and it shall remove; and nothing
shall be impossible unto you.' "
"I don't know," said Robert Hudson. "I
arn not much of a theologian, and there ap
pears to bo something dark about that say
"Not at all," said the Doctor; " it is as
plain as any passage in the Book; it is a
first-rate common sense text, true to the
" Do you suppose then that men can re
"No doubt of it, figuratively speaking
for it is figurative language."
' How do you know that?"
" Because Christ never spoke of doing
anything literally, that could answer no
good end never performed a miracle, but
for some wise and merciful purpose. Lit
erally, the text cannot be understood, but
figuratively, it conveys a sublime lesson
a lesson every day acted upon, and wheth
er perceived or not, it has been the means
of making many a great man, and of do
ing many wonderful things. In short, the
lesson taught in that one text, has been the
great lever by which the world has advanced
from age to age. Faith in a true princi
ple; with manly perseverance, overcometh
every obstacle; whether that principle be
of a physical or moral character, scientific
or religious. Had Fulton possessed no
more faith in the powers of steam than did
the world around him, how long before ri
vers, lakes, and ocean's wave would been
" 'Without sail or oar, 'gainst winds and tides."
That which would have been absolutely
impossible without faith, by faith, resting
on truth, has been triumphantly success
ful. When the railroad was first project
ed, the faithless were ready with their fa
vorite, 'Impossible!' The deep ravene and
the mountain barrier were in the way; but
faith said, 'The mountain barrier must be
broken through the valley must be exalt
ed, the rough places made smooth, and the
crooked places straight,' and it was done.
Next came the man Morse, saying he could
send a message a thousand miles, and re
ceive an answer in five minutes! He was
considered 'maon-madf but the man had
discovered a scientific truth, and the ridi
cule of the infidel could not shake his faith.
Difficulties were in the way, but, sustained
by a sublime confidence, he met and con
quered all. Not only has mountains been
removed, and valley t exalted, but time and
space are all but annihilated. Such has
been the- triumphs of faith, resting upon
true principles, that the man is both bold
and ignorant, who now talks about impos
sibilities. Those gigantic proofs of the
power and efficacy of faith, are notsolita
ry they only appear more striking on ac
count of their magnitude, and the mighty
results that have followed every inch of
progress made by the most obscure tnJi
vidual, is in consequence of the same prin
ciple. I am acquainted with many men
who ten years ago could not command the
second dollar, now living in opulence, and
some who ten years ago hardly knew the
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first letter in the book, now hold
places in the literary world."
-But," said Hudson, "what do you make
or the context? 'This kind comes not out
ly prayer and fasting.' "
"It is equally plain," replied the doctor.
and means that extraordinary difficulties
can only be overcome by extraordinary ef
forts, including mental labor and physical
"You may be right," said II; "I know
that faith and perseverance are necessary
in order to accomplish any thing, but lime
is also necessary, and I am now too old it
is now too late."
"Belter late than never, sir. True, you
have 8penthalf the promised term of life,
in folly and m&Jness, chasing shadows and
dreamy nothings. But your age, so far
from being an excuse, is a strong reason
why you should double your diligence, if
your object is right. If your desires are
merely after the riches of a present world,
about which the ma?s are every day be
coming more and more insane, I say in
sane, for if any thing stamps 'lunatic' np-
on the brow of humonity, it is the untiring
devotion of soul, body, and spirit, to those
things that perish beneath their hands, and
which at best they can only look upon, and
then leave forever, if your ambition has
no higher object than dollars and cents, I
have no advice to give. You must go to
the muckworm, to the miser in his den of
filth and misery, or to the fool that spends
his strength for nought. But should you
feel within, desires of a higher order the
indwellings of a nobler nature a craving
after mental wealth and moral riches then
I say neither age nor circumstances ought
to deter you. Every onward step secures
an unending good, a something that cannot
be lost; and were your spirit ready to pass
from its house of Clay, I would still say,
struggle to gain yet another idea, in ad
vance of the store already acquired. 'Still
achieving, still pursuing,' is the true motto
for man. Let me tell you a story:--"
When I was a lad of some fourteen or
fifteen years of age, there lived about half
a mile from my father's a man by the name
of Sanders. He was a poor man, very
poor had been so all his life. At the age
of eighteen he could neither read nor
write; and I think I have heard it said that
there was not a book of any description in
his father's house, Sanders was remarkable
for nothing but his ignorance and personal
appearance large boned, and over six
feet high; but it could hardly be said that
his bones were clothed with flesh; he was
something of a Calvin Edson, with a head
that appeared disproportionately large.
He was looked upon as a very unsocial
boor, from the fact that he seldom mingled
n the sports of the young men of his own
age. He seemed to love and seek retire
ment. Between the age of eighteen and
twenty, he had, by himself, without a par
ticle of assistance, learned to read well, and
write some. An event that happened about
this lime, proved that Sanders was not so
very ansocial in his nature as was general
ly supposed. This was nothing less than
his union in mamago to a young woman
equally poor end homely as himself. The
good neighbors begin to prophecy that the
county would soon have some children to
maintain; not that Sanders was an idler, or
intemperate, but the business to which he
had been brought up was overdone, and
the very best workmen could cam but a
bare subsistence. However, there was no
law to prevent poor young men from get
ting married; the neighbors must there
fore content themselves by hoping that
Sanders's children might be few and far
between. In this matter they were sorelv
disappointed. Mrs. Sanders proved to be
a very fruitful vine, and yearby year pre
sented her worthy husband with an addi
tional pledge of conjugal love, l or ten
long years Sanders toiled on with praise
worthy perseverance; and, although in that
time eigm mouins nau occn aaueoj to nis
i .. . I is sit-
family, yet strange to say he had managed
to keep the day and the way alike. We
cannot say that he and his children were
so well fed and clothed as were those
around them, but we can say that com
plaint was never heard from the lips ol
Sanders, or any of his family. I have seen
them often sit down with faces of cheerful
ness, to a meal composed of a few potatoes
and salt. Let it not be supposed, however,
that Sanders was satisfied, with either him
self or the circumstance in which he was
bringing up, for the stage of action and
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uic uusiiiua ui uio, a numerous iamiiy, lie
was not satisfied. Thirsting after mental
improvement himself desirous of prepa
ring his children, by a suitable education,
for the duties and responsibilities of life,
yet crushed down in a state of hopeless
poverty, bow could ho bq satisfied doom
ed to incessant toil) without the means of
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procuring books or helps of any descrip
tion. Many men in similar circumstan
ces would havo become discouraged, care
less or intemperate, suffering the predic
tion of the neighbors to be fulfilled by their
families becoming a county charge. But
it was not so wiih Sanders: he was not dis
couraged, nor feint-hearted, although his
iron frame began to bend before he had
reached his thirtieth year. About this
age he seempd to retire more within him
self than ever; he did not become a gloo
my misanthrope, or sullen recluse; he was
still the kind and careful father the obli
ging neighbor; but he loved more than ever
to be alone, and it was evident, from the
occasional gleamings of his fine, express
ive eye, that the communings of the inner
man were of a lofty nature big with high
"One morning, on his way to the work
shop, Sanders was overtaken by a little
aristocratic master, (the son of a wealthy
neighbor.) on his way to school, with his
Lexicon under his arm; he wished Sanders
to do a small job for him, in the way of his
"'Let tne look at your book,' said San
ders. "The lad complied, and after a short ex
amination, drawing himself up to his full
length, and fixing on the boy a look of deep i from its confinement, on the opening of the
earnestness, Sanders said I box. The lid was quickly removed, when,
"I will do your job, and do it well too. 1 10 the astonishment and inexpressible de
upon one condition which is this: you J ig,t of the father, nine large volumes, not
shall bring, and leave with me every night, second hand, but new, present themselves.
as many of school books as you can spare:
calling and receiving them in the morning,
on your way to school; if you will agree to
this, I will do all the little jobs you tncy
want me to do, for ono year.'
"The boy very readily agreed to this, !
thinking it a first-rate bargain, and resolv
ing to make the most of it, by always hav
ing somethibg for Sanders to do. By
means of this arrangement, it was not ma
ny months before the elements of the La
tin and Greek were mastered by Sanders,
besides making no little progress in mathe
matics. He was now brought to a stand;
the boy's books could carry him no farther;
and his desires had become ten times more
intense; he was, in fact, more unhappy
than he had ever been before; he had just
learned enough to see more clearly than
ever, the real value of learning just enough
to stir within him all the lofty cspiration
connected with his being, without a solitary
hopo to cheer his pathway.
"Such was the sad condition ot the la
borious Sanders, when a distant relation
from the city of G , paid him a visit.
This relative was in good circumstances,
and seeing the dismal state of poverty in
which Sanders and his family were plunged,
very kindly asked if he could do any thing
"'Yes, you can do much for me;' was the
reply; 'you can make me a haphy and a
useiuiman enauie mu u oring up my mm
ily as rational beings ought to be brought
up, so as to secure their own happiness, and
be beneficial to the world in which they
live. You can do all this, at a small ex
pense. "His friend begged he would explain.
"'You can,' said Sanders, 'procure fur
mo a few second-hand books, such as I shall
name they will cost but little in the city;
let them be sent to me by stage: 1 will try
to pay the freight myself.'
"After the books were named, one by one,
and a memorandum made out, his friend
looked around the room, on the backless
chairs, broken table, and the two apologies
for beds; then casting a search.ng glance at
banders, as it t.e aouotea nis nanny, sa.u-
--- ouiu not a uarrei ui nour anu b jiiic
clothing be more useful in the meanticie?'
"'2Vo' was the emphatic reply; -flour
and clothing will come in good time; 'mam
cannot live bv bread alone,' it is mental
food that we need at present and if you
will send the books, you will feed and
"His city friend soon took his leave, not
much prepossessed in favor of Sanders'
good sense, but resolving to humor him, es
pecially as it would cost but a trifle.
"Week after week, however, passed
away, without bringing the books, or any
intelligence from the city. Sandeis' heart,
generally strong, was ready to sink.
"At last one evening, as he sat sorrowful
enough, a boy called to inform him that
there was a box at the stage office, addressed
to 'Mr- 3. Sanders;' he said the stage ow
ner wished to see him thought there must
be some mistake the box appeared to con
tain something valuable,' as il was marked
Sanders jumped from his seat, ea'ic 'the
box is mine, and thrusting his hand into his
pocket, the sad conviction forced itself upon
him, that lie bad not wherewithal to pay
the freight. What was to be done? i
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will ascertain the amount,' said he, 'and
then, 1 will finish the job I have on hand by
morning, which will bring me four and six
pence; but then we are out of meal and po
tatoesthe children cannot eat books
What shall I do?' he cried in perfect agony.
Sanders, sorely perplexed, rapidly meas
ured the ground lying between his cottage
and the stage office, and without coming to
any satisfactory conclusion as to his future
conduct, found himself in the office, conl
fronting clerk and owner.
'"There is a box here,' said the stago
owner. 'and '
''And it is mine,' said Sanders; 'it is my
' -Your books "
"Yes, sir, my books, my Latin. Greek,'
and Hebrew. What islhe freight?"
'"Nothing, nothing, you big-boned fool,
it is pre-paid.'
"Without taking any notice of the man's
uncourtious answer, Sanders shouldered
the box, and in a few moments it was
placed in triumph upon the old rickety tabled
"Excitement is no evidence of a great
mind; yet great minds, under peculiar cir
cumstances, have been greatly excited. Sol
it was with Mr. Sanders on this occasion.'
The children gathered around, expecting,'
no doubt, to sec some live monster burnt
They were drawn out, one by one, and last
of all came a small case of mathematical
"The next three years of Sanders' life
almost prostrated the strength of the high
minded and resolute man. Poor and scan
ty fair, excessive labor, and nightly study,'
began to make rapid inroads upon a natu
rally strong constitution! but the time of
his reward was near at hand.
"A mathematical problem had been put
forth in a scientific journal, a copy of
which his city friend had sent him: for the
solution of this problem a reward of ono
hundred dollars was offered. Thirty-five
competitors appeared; and among the rest
Sanders, with the greatest possible modes
ty, ventured a solution. In ten days he re
ceived a letter by mail, containing a draft
for ono hundred dollars, and announcing
the altogether unexpected but j-iyful news
of his successful effort.
" We will not follow him through the
next seven years of his life. He was suc
cessful in almost every branch of learning
to which he addicssed himself; and the
man who, at thirty years of age, was iho
renter of a miserable cabin, worn with
toil and crushed with poverty, was seen at
forty the owner of a comfortable and even
elegant mansion, in the suburbs of the great
! commercial citv of G . The unleamnrt
j meclariiCt who t)a rgainej wilh a sch oobov
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years afterwards was publicly known as a
man of rare literary attainments. For
twenty-five years Sanders acted as foreign
correspondent to the principal business es
tablishments in the city, being perfectly
familiar with the modern languages of Eu
rope. He was ulso distinguished as a math
ematician, and geologist, and indeed in al
most every department of learning. The
real greatness and glory of the man, how
ever, consisted in the purity of his char
acter. A firm believer in revealed reli
gion, his was a deep-toned, practical Chris-
, tianitv. inakini' him 'eves to the h inn arwT
fce, , ,e ,ame. visited hfl wWow
ianJ 6ufitainel, lhe fatherless, and the btes-
g nf d to perish descended"
upon him. His departure was such as
mii'f-.t have been eisneeted calm, trinm.
; pliun,( giorioust .J )aVe been,' said he,
when r.car his end, 'confined for many
years in a dark prison-house, where the
lightest and brightest moments I enjoyed
only served to show how deep the dark
ness was in which I walked. In my stron
gest moments I was only able to drag my
spirit to the window of its cell, to gaze
wilh rapture upon the fair vision that lay
beyond, but which 1 could not reach. The
spirit indeed was willing, but the flesh was
weak, powerless. The prison door will
goon be opened; the fetters struck off, and
the captive spirit forever set at liberty, will
rejoice in the fulness of glory and power,
i have sometimes thought,' he continued,
'that the most perfect state attainable by
man, while tied to mortality, is to acquire
an ability to discover between right and
wrong; to love ihe good, and long after
a complete conformity to the pure and ho
ly; to bow the opiru willing,' jhoiigh' xha
Hush should remain weakness. n In this bro
ken, impotent state, how grand, how glo-'
rious, are the hopes of immortality! how.
desirable to be ' clothed wilh' light? ' Yes,'
he exclaimed, ' all of life begins at death.'.
While the words trembled on his lips, thai
spirit was emancipated.' . .
"Thus lived and died a man of true ho
biliiy. A strong faith and firmness f
purpose was the secret of his suoceas."