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, NEW SERIES, HANNIBAL, MO.,. THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 10, 1853: t . ; , VOL. XNQ; 23,
From Hm New York Slunk at Hc.liw aad Cliornl Advutuia.
HS CI0I3TEK 07 THE HOLY LUCY.
trantlalcd from ihe German by Henry .Mason.
It tn on tho anniversary day of Christ's as
cension, in 1794, as tlie bells of tho beauti
ful cloister of the Holy Lucy, nut far from Homo,
called to evening prayers. Crowds of pious
persons of all descriptions pressed into the wide
gates, A very pleasant sight it was to look at
the picturesque dresses of the foot-travclers,
the white veils, the beautiful women adorned
with flowers, and the proud men bearing little
twigs of orange blossoms on their breasts. Kv
ery eye beamed forth joy and happiness. The
glowing sun bestowed one more parting, fer
vent kiss on all those brown and rosy cheeks,
encircled once more in its arms of light those
powerful figures, and then gently drew the man
tle of evening o'er its lustrous face.
The windows of the little church were light
ed up. Within the edifice, the dim light of the
consecrated candles was hardly powerful enough
to penetrate the thick clouds of incense which
arose from all around. A sweet twilight pre
vailed, the statue of the Holy .Lucy was near
Jy covered with flowers and wreaths, and looked jv
Hike to a queen of May; the priest stretched
out his arms in blessings, the devout multitude 1
fell on their knees : from the high, concealed
'choir resounded the "Kyrie Eleison" of the pi- jto the Holy Lucy; we must not bear it any Ion
ous nuns. How softly and soothingly they gli- ger; we must annihilate, destroy it, andall saints
ded down, those gentle voices, how splendid, will protect us in such a work!" exolaimed a
and majestic, and elevating was the earnest, so-
lemn melody of the Maestro Palestrina '. Clear
and sublime wandered the significant, powerful
air through the pleasing labyrinth of sweet sub
dued voices, which ouen appeareu striving to
'ooneeul, to drown it, but which, always van
quished by the conquerer, humbly receded, till
at last it joined itself to the soft accompaniment
and tho glorious chorus. The trembling souls of
;the hearers now arose, in powerful vibrations, by their own excited conversation, and the gent
rejoicingly to Heaven, now sank, ns though re- lest of women glowed nt the flaming glances of
strained by soft invisible fetters of flowers, , their husbands, lovers, brothers; a general pil-
weeping in blessedness to oeioveu rami, ii
was as though the parting light in the being of
ione escaped, in nil hearts fell wild rays, and
'all eyes imagined the little church illuminated in
Suddenly there sounded in the "Gloria" a so
prano voice whose surprising and unexpected
tones tore the devout muUitudc ruthlessly fro!
their sweet lethargy. The voice was of a ring
ing clearness, nearly cuuwk in iia puiiiy, over
powering in its fulness. The tone had nothing
in common with the other sopranos, it blended
not with the others alone, without that melting
softness, but full and high, it resounded in the
arches of the little sanctuary.
In the "Credo" tho mtigic voice was hushed;
in its place came another and a softer one at
the end, however, in tho reat and mighty
"Agnus Dei"' and "dona nobis pacem,'" it sound
ed once more, cutting through, like a triumph
ant, sharp, glitteriiij; spe;ir, the thick floating
clouds of incense. No excitement, no agitation
trembled in it no youthful fcur, no aged confi-
donee pervaded those tones; it was like a voice
without age, without sex a voice which made
the impression that it always had been the sumo,
and would remain the same for ever.
) ,Tho people were greatly ullVctird.
"Holy Maria !' murmured an old dome; "that
was no mortal tone !"
And crossing herself quickly, she silently
prayed. The frightened, black-haired maiden
next her nodded assent, and whispered the ex
clamation to a kneeling man near, whose anx
ious eyes sought in vain to penetrate the railings
of the choir.
The mass was ended. The women left the
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cuurcn in great, nguuuon, me men M.uun. men
heads; every one spoke of those magic tones; no
one could tell tho name ot me nmuen singer.
The candles were extinguished, and the charm
ing twilight-darkness of an Italian night closed
over all the thousand queries, doubts, shudders,
I lieu, lilts lie uu
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beaming morning of Italy, glanced with its lov
ing eye into the little church, H marvciieu to
find already another multitude gathered together.
Every eye wondered with an expression of in
tense expectation to the choir from which soun
ded the horary prayers. Again arose that mys.
terious voice, unci again it trembled through
every heart in a mixture of joy and fear indes
cribable, and again the listeners wondered.
Suddenly a young and blooming maid exclaimed
aloud, tremblingly and ardently: "Holy Queen
of TIeaven. 1 see the wonder! Help, Maria!
It is a singing child 1" And in truth, on could
distinguish behind the railing the gentle figure
of girl of some ten summers, out of whose open f perioiiced life's sweet pains and bitter joys, its
lips gushed forth the marvellous tones. The,,horns a(j ltt roses. The crystal-like, clear
countenance of the child appeared to be of marked
regularity, but the beautiful ligure seemed al
most lifeless, and a deep paleness pervaded the
youthful cheeks. Fiom the moment of this
.discovery the agitation of the multitude becume
greater and greater. Day after day, the people
crowded in long processions to the cloister to
hear the strange little singer, whose voice could
be plainly distinguished even in tho fullest cho
rus; and the news of the powerful tones of tliut
little breast apread over tht whole country, even
M far as Koine, and the attendance at the masses
in the cloister of the Jloly Jvucy bauame large
and larger. . e im' "Ewit Jngtlica Caiulani "
But the number of ievoUes w ho, In silenc, , ph
. .1 i.i,.j ..,:il, il, ..it c tin) aiauiiased miracle.. , "
auaiivwicu v, ii.ii ih - 'rr .
was small iii comtmrisoa to the lmiteber of those
marts filled with endless sup
positions and doubts about the person of tho
singer pressed ia restless uneasiness from sulu
' to side. "She is a boarder in the cloister," au!
one. "But at all events she is an adult, cer
tainly cighteun or nineteen years u egu, and hw,
perhaps, the tijrure of a child on account of hor
sins. No child sinKs so!" "Ni. no, excUinied
others, "you have been deceived; it is one of the
young nuns, Barbara's siater; we uro uito sure
of itilha child only listoned in silence!" ''Thut
Is false 1" interrupted some of the vomenv"n
uiiraole hits beer. sTiown usj the llly Lucy has
eot the piein Abbess Theresa uu inirful friim
lievcrt," "What notiaense is that!'" now ex
claimed a powerful man, with a wise, mysteri
ous countenance; "the- whole thinp is n'.iihiiur
but a shameful deception! they want to make
some money out of u!" Tho people crowded
hastily around the speaker. He continue: "Yes,
listen to me, 1 will make it as plain as day I
Muik me, have only little to say. The fact of
it is, the cloister is poor; tho Holy Lucy is in
want of a new velvet robe and a golden mantle;
mucii money is necessary, and tliey have invent
ted a way to draw it from the
pockets of the
superstitious people 1 They have had a machine
built ut Home, a clock in the figure of this girl
which sings a wo puppet, I tell you. It is This is most satisfactory to the people of Al
no child, it is no nun, which sings so up there, ton, and all friends of Illinois home interests.
so strange and so loud; it is nothing more nor less I A fair field and an onen fiel.t has been offered.
than an ingenious automaton I"
ine excitcu puopicgazeil, shuddered, crossed !
themselves, listened, debuted one with another,
mused, and finally believed. ''Certainly, by
the holy St. Giovanni, Matthew is right !"
inunuercu a nercuies in a wild tone, clenching
his fists; "the sing-song is priestcraft and noth-
ing more i mio ever neard ot a singing child
with a voice of such gigantio power P Deceive
yourselves no longer 1 the wonder is nothing
but a wooden puppet, with a wax face. It is
wound up like a clock, and then sings all sorts
of things. I saw just such a figure more than
once at the house of an old and celebrated Pro
fessor in Rome." "Yes, and it was not without
cause thai we leit a cold shudder come over us
when the clear, loud, flute-like tones filled our
ears; it was a foreboding of the diabolical illu
sion," added another excited person, with flash-
'g eye." I hi" unworthy fraud is a disgrace
Wild excitement agitated the incensed multi
tude. The women pictured to themselves the
fixed, immovable wax-face of the automation,
and understood not a syllable of the sacred text.
Many hud also distinctly heard a s'range rattling
sound at the end of the "Gloria." "The clock
work had run down!" they whispered to each
(other. The men became more and more heated
grimage to the cloister was decided upon, in or
der to demand tho delivery of the flute-clock, the a? upon the subject of the Naples and Hannibal
deceitful singing puppet. Railroad, which, we think, lacks an important
As the twilight faded away, orange-flowers feature in the value of either opinion or argu
perfumedthe atmosphere, and the large night- ment: v,f ' Candor. We think, though we may
butterflies bathed themselves in the balsamic air; ! J mistaken, that Judge T. btliewi the Northern
the stars, looking like little moonbeams, decked iCos R Company does not meni to build
the brwYvtlMa heavens: the countless multitude l.he road from Q"ncy to Meredosia. Mest of
marched noisily and in ereat agitation to the
quiet cloister, th'.'.n'ler"' ivy-covered tratos,
and demanded instant admission. Ihetright-
ened Abbess hurried to meet the impatient
crowd ; with a cry of terror, the nuns flew to
Amazement and incredulity were visible In
the features of the serious, earnest Abbess.
"My children!" she exclaimed, "is it possible
that you believe your mother Theresa capable
of such deception:" Is it possible that you have
so abased yourselves by your suspicions, thus
unutterably to grieve me? Go repent and
atone for your sins 1 for that voice which has
I so power! ully affected and excited you, it came
irom Hie breast of a blessed child, from thf in
nocent lips of a young girl from Sinigugli, who
is being educated in this cloister."
"We want to sec the child!" exclaimed sev
eral wild voices.
The people became inflamed anew at tho
"Yes, yes; we must see the littlo witch; wo
must hear her talk; touch hir face and hands,
and feel her warm breath !"
And still more threatening were their looks,
still louder the conTused cries. The exhorta
tions of tho holy Abbess were set at naught,
nnrl tli iiKii.illv so nniet cloister-vard was now
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aucd wit a rough voices
Mother Theresa suddenly vanished; she
qui'.'kly returned, however, leading a gentle,
pale, trembling little girl, who stepped forward
in front of the restless multitude. As though
formed of purest wax, beamed the regular, color
less countenance of the child, under the black,
s:r.ac'.h!y-pnrtd hair, and anxiously gazed her
wide-opened, dark eyes at the strange express
ive countenances before her, "Angelica, soft
ly said the Abbess, "do not fear! be courageous,
help thy mother Theresa, and this erring people!
lift up thy oicc,and sing greeting to the Queen
Angelica opened her little lips, and com
menced an old and simple "Salve Reguia," but
with such power, such purity and exaltation,
with such surencss and tranquillity, that the
mute assembly bent unconsciously the knee.
Such earnest peaco of mind, sucIl perfect inno
cence as pervaded those tones, could truly now
from only one breast, one which had not yet ex
tones neiiet ruled deep into the beautiful night
and blooming earth. The stars shone brightly
on every bead, on the youthful forehead of the
singer, and on the earnest, serious countenance
of the agitated Abbess. As Angelica ended,
the prostrate men and women arose and crowd
ed with a powerful and (rue enthusiasm, the pe
culiar property of all southern nations, around
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lliueililil. nuuuilis uiiiuki itii-i niaoiu .ug .uiaii
hands of Ihe .miling girl, her rosy cheeks, her
tin fwt. lu.-r rube evtn-i.ruised I.er with tears
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"delight, showered blessings upon tier; U)U a
evawijnuUll Pi,oul riiI,K through the air :
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Kot long nf tcr, Mother Theresa sent the won.
derful littlo (ihild-sinirer away from the convent
she cotild not bear the powerful disturbance
of her quiet asylum. Ikjt she must have bitter
ly repented ft, for out of tht little A"R8lica
came the whole world knows it- in a short
time, tha great Cutaluni, JtJropo lay on its
knees bufore her; and what a treasure of spleij-
did robes, necklaces, ami glittering, crowns
would not tho Holy tuey Uave received from
such adoration I
The mail slae;e bohiiiRin to the lino of Hawk
ins ti Bluir, arrived hero o Sunday morning in
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n laron ui n urunxen urivei , luouui, .
acr from Hannibal to l'aliuyra,
in the stage a short distance
verv sev erelv iniured
-collar bone broken.
is still Hero uiuier me cnurge ot u himuiuu u..
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iuteiiscly rum hie injuries. LI'ul. Uhig.
'Olory enough for One Day !" State Policy triumphant 1
We received the following dispatch last eve-
'Springfield, Jan. 25.
"Ed. Courier: The St. Louis and Terre Haute ,
Railroad Hill, after havinc? been warmly ond
ably discussed for two days, was killed
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the House by a vote of ayes 25, 'tiny t 4(3.
motion to reconsider wa laid on tht Uiblt."
land the victory is ours. The dark day for Al
ton tins passed away. Now our Terre Haute
Iroad will be speedily completed, and the Car-
rollton road will be built. The city levee will
be extendod, and streets rapidly graded,
inow tear no roreign influence,
j heretofore crippled and chilled oui
The above bit of reloiolng we take from the
Alton Courier. And we wish now, in all can
dor, to esk the Courier what right has
Alton to prosperity at the txpmu of the people
on the line or the t. Louis and lerre Haute
road? Those people have a natural right to an
access to market; they do not ask the Slate to
aid them in tnuking a road, but merely to legal.
ize their own improvement. It seems to ut
that a free people ought to have a right to im
prove their means of travel and transportation t
and that a city (?) has no right to deny them
that privilege, in order to promote its own
We may be mistaken; Alton and Qutncy may
have a right to all the legislation, all the pros
perity and all the wealth of the State; it may be
that the farmer has no right to make or travel
on a road tliat leans to another point than these
towns. If this is so, we wish to be informed of
the fact, and we will be happy to communicate
the information to the people of this county, who
think they have rights; if they are mistaken, we '
wish to be able to inform them of the fact. '
Pittsfield Free Tress.
JUDGE THOMAS ON ST ATI FOLICY.
In the Morgan Journal of the 20th ult
notice a communication from Hon. Wm
wnom ;vc nave !OKn .nr. uo
ject, who are informed in regard to the matter,
express iuu opinion u.ut .ucl is the c;,
we will risk the prediction that the road will
never be built by the present company. Aa we
said before, we think the Judge is informed as
to the intentions of the company, and we there
fore say that his opposition to the Pike county
road is neither just nor candid.
We have neither room nor inclination to no
tice the article in detail, and will only make a
remark or two on the sixth point in Judge T.'s
orgumcnt, which we here copy :
"The road to Quincy will accommodate two
counties in addition to Morgan, with a popula
tion of m .000; whereas, the Naples and Hanni
bal road will accommodate but a small portion
of one county, with a population of 19, 000.
Upon the former road, we can reach the Mis
sissippi at Quincy, now the second city in the
State, on i-hke soil."
Now we wish to ask what amount of popula
ilion entities a connnuniiy or territory to an ac-
cess to market, and the legal right to build roads,
We presume the Judge has reduced the
question to a mathematical
wish to know the result.
certainty, and we
We also wish to obiect tothe Judge's filching
the 'thunder' of Prof. Turner. It is bad enough
to advocate a bad cause, without committing an
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individual wrong at the same time, Resides,
those likely to be influenced by the rstE soil
feature have not forgotten that little "lu-
gitive" Pamphlet which was presented to the
public nearly two years ago. 1'iltslield iree
Our rsaders on the west aide of the county
will doubtless be greatly interested in a move
ment towards building a Plank Road across the
Mississippi Bottom opposite Hannibal. The
southern pnrt of Adams is also interested in the
matter, and will doubtless contribute largely in
aid of the work.
This winter hat taught farmers and traders a
severe lesson in regard to Plank Roads, and the
people in the north-west part of the country
seem disposed to profit by it. And we have just
one word to say to them; remember the fable of
the old lark and the Tanner; don t wait lor help;
put your ow n shoulders to the wheel, ll is true
Hannibal will help to build the road; Pay son will
help; we have even heard a gentleman of large
property in this part of the county say he would
take stock iu the road; but rely upon yo-ir ewn
energy, your own capital, and you will iheu be
sure of success, and uid wilt then be so much
We hope the city of Hannibal will be found
studying her own interest in this matter. The
road oau be so constructed as to make a canal
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.n" f ,Jh, WUler'
e people uninterrupted intercourse with that
:ity. rittsftUl t)te I'rtti.
Intelligence has been received at Jefferson
City of the sudden and most distressing death of
a son ef U, A. JietM, KluLs Senator (rout
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Hie Ureene uniuci. a negro man wu engagou
in outtinir fire wood for the house, when the ax
accidentally slipped, and struck a son of Mr.
James, who was standing by, killing nun in-
tantly. The boy was about five year of age.
So sudden u bereavement bus beeu a source of
deep-felt grief lo tlvo parents aud their friends.
IVasminoto-, January 2d.
At a meeting of the Democratic oitizens,
members of Congress and others, st Ihu U. S
Hotel, this evening, B. B. French presiding, it
was decided not to liold the customary inaugura
tion ball, on the 4th March, in ooiisequence of
ilbu domestic affliction of the President, ud the
, continued jllucss of the Vice ,'resident elect.
Ha Arrangement wilt, iiowever, b inaoe on mo
nnrl ill in in i.!'!!! ll, LlVA l.ll. I'lrrtlS 1 UBCUUI.
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From the rinifieU rree Tit.
, , ' AHOTHEB WASBIHO. :
An inquest was this morning held over tl
body of S. P. Crogan, formerly of Ohio. lie
was in company with another man, engaged in
,' woods, , chopping ana making roi s; and occu-
'pied a small hut as a shelter from the weather,
i This morning near the hour of three he died.
jThe verdict of the jury was that there being no
marks of violence upon his person, it is tho opin
ion of the jury that he came to his death in a fit,
brought on by the intemperate use of ardent
' spirits. He was a man of about 22 years of age.
i This is the fourth individual that bus come to
cal .' vicinity from the effects of hard
drink iii the brief space of about one year.
Perry, Illinois, Jon. 2G, 1852.
Billy Bowlegs is said to have given a pledge
that he will not take up arms against the United
States. The rumor of the massacre of General
Horn us and the troops under his command if
"I DIGEST!" Back la l ha irua mcaia " word TEP-
IN," or ef ihe two Orrrk words from wMck K le derived-
Tide la Ik alealBcaal and appropriate lllte r the tree Dlfeati a
Fluid, w Oaairle Jalca, prepared fc Or. J. fl. HouaaToa, of
f klladelphia, fraaa I ha fourth etoaiaak of the Oa, for the tar
f ladlfeatloa aad Ojpapeala. It hi Nalare's ow reload? for aa
anbealllir louiacli. No art or nan caa eqael lie caraure pew
era. It rendera good ealiaf perfectly conitetenl with health. Baa
Ibe Afar of the Os, la aaother part or thla paper
Hannibal Female) Seminary.
The second term of this institution will commence
Monday, January 17th, in the basement of the Baptist
Church, corner of Fourth and Church streets.
MISS M. M. SMITH, Principal.
MISS H. A. PATRICK, Assistant Tescbor.
T : rtt
t3 00 perq'rof ll weeks.
Senior Class. -
Pa inline in Water Colors,
Fainting in monoenromauc, o uu materials inciuueu.
Tainting in Oil Colors, 8 00 per qr of It weeks.
Music. Vocal aud lnstru--.
mental, 9 00
This may certify.
that I. the undersigned, havi. g
i Miss Martha M. Smith fromLer
been acquainted with Miss Martha M. Smith frontier
childhood, do now recommend her as a teacher, srx a
young lady possessing an eicelleut character. She
has taught school not tar from where I live, nd I be
lieve she has always given great satisfaction. I like
wu "u.. tcca acq-Jtur-"" with tho jvr ui, r Miae
Smith ,inu.arfl nf thirfv VeatS. a fnmitv Sir. mnr.K
jre?p-tt kvall who are acquainted with th em, and I
know tbey "are not Roman Catholics, and nevet bare
been, but are true Protestants, for I have worshiped
in the same church with them for years.
Minister in M. E. C.
Methuen, December 24th, 1852.
Lawkence, Mass., Dec. 27th, 1852.
Having been acquainted with Miss Martha M.
Smith, a former resident of this town, but now Prin
cipal of the Hannibal Female Seminary, (near St.
Louis,) I esteem her a lady of virtue and Intelligence,
worthy of the confidence of the christian and educa
tional community. It is hoped she will find patrons in
the West, among those who wish to educate their chil
dren, and among the friend of our free institutions.
JOH.V G. KICHAttDSON,
Pastor of the Baptist Church, Lawrence, M19-
I do hereby certify that Miss Harriet A Patrick has
been a teacher in this Institution, and gave good satis
faction to all, and do mo.t cheerfully lecommend ber
to public confidence, as a young lady of refined taste,
excellent moral character, and well qualified to teach:
and I tiu:t she will receive (what she truly merits)
; liberal patronage wheicvcr she may be located.
ANNA P. SILL.
Principal of Roukfoid Female beruiuary.
Bocliford, Nov. SH, IHbi.
Wfl. tile t,liilri.nit frmn Aiir .rinaint.n. uritll
,the Misses Smith and Patrick, feel fullv justified ill
recommending them to the citizens of Hannibal as
iTect;e" highly qtiali.lied to instruct in the earious
I branches which they propose to teach The thor
ough discipline of their own minds, and their success
as teachers, render them; valuable instructors of others,
both as to the discipline of the mind, and the cultiva
tion of the moral and social nature; and we think the
youth of any place highly favored, w ho caa enjoy the
advantages of their instruction anil socie'y.
K. fn. ffcAKSUIN,
TulM of the Congregational Churrh, Bvmn, III.
J. M. P.USSVI.-r. M n. -HENHY
WHEELOCK, J. P.
8. P. KIMBALL, M. D.
Byron, III, Nov. 9, 1852. feb3-3t.
PARKS k BIIXSRAQROW,
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS,
CORNER of Hill and fourth Streets, Hannibal,
-The subscribers beg respectfully to inform the in-
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pared lo enter into contracts to any amount for Ihe
erection ol ehuiehes, dwellings, blores, fcc, or the
superintending of Ihe erection of the same, ajc.
N. U. They are also prepared to supply plans and
specifications of every description, rluildinga erected
on moderate terms. Property taken in pait payment.
WILLIAM UlLLSBArtROW. ,
l!tftrtut T, MtDanuolil, i
P. F. Maglier, Architeat.
ST, LOUIS, MISSOURI. "
C'oiuuilfsiou Mid Forwarding Uous.
jostrii siouaiDoi. raaKcis aTrai'L. .
Mogridge) & Mcraul,
(Late Twichell A Mogridge,)
Corner Commercial and Pine streets, St. Louis.
i10NSIGNMr".N 8 aud Commissiens will meet with
prouiit and personal attention, aud liberal ca
advance will be given ou Consignments or fliUi ol
Lading ia aaad. .
The forwarding and teceivii.g of uerchaudiie and
iiroduc will meet with especial care and dispatch the
lowest rates of freieht will always be procured, snd
then peine ol torg aud drayaga as much as puaai-
bU avoided. -
Orders for purchasing fclhvt at k awe notwre
aiut Lowest tuiket prue.
Paee fc Bacon ) ' manulactitfcsl 01 ina oost 01 iron, ana l warrant
litleas. Blow It Co., St. Leuis. aU I sell. Another t'lvantae in piircbasiug pf us U,
Choteau It Valle, . , "l Pl' biaimiig out or breaking by accident, can at
rioan Vmr k. Co C I tU1 ue replaced. 1 cau.asaur my customers
i ai V i ' thit my priees- vr.lt be unllorm, aad aU orders will
v , i !, N.w York P'WPt'y te4taJ t. . . :
roat a-oneet. . New York. ell)t f(( th Mj0llriM Rtar Pre-
t haiien A. Pleig', . ; . ; . , , . i)Un ol,0 Premium 8love, Pittsburgh and Cuicin-
T. C. Twichell 4. Co , New Orleans. ' $wl 0j p4,u,iUB( which baa beeu la
We l.sve n open policy of Insurance, hich will .u for tit leal ten years. I will atte i
rover all ah.pmei.t. lo our address, when advised by Wu plate (or all swve of .very pattern, '7'n
letter oer mil', or when endowed ou tills of Uding B prohl, and notbuy r my Uouble. I am peim
i '.l... . ..r .1.; " ru-nile lucateJ in this titv. aud wilt accommodate
utioiv, r a, ,u ..u.. .......... ...
St. Louis, Jan. 89, 15SJ. Ub3yy
A NEGRO WOMAN good cook and washer.
Apply at this oliic.
City Datrucrrr an Gallery. ... .'
LaDICS AMD UKMTLSMKM: ...
- I tmr leave to inform yoa fhst I
have an icallenl room lilted up for taking miniatures,
and would just say to you that if you want a rm of
superior style, or a picture of excellence and taste, just
ive me a call, and l will prove It to your satisfaction,
work very cheap, almost for nothing;, and find the
stuff. Then brine; your fins, fines and lockets, and
have them filled with pietures that will never fade. '
N. 1). Kioro over nurienthal fc JJIock'a cloUung 0.-
pot, Main reel, lUnnibal. Mo.
jan'-ii-am. WILLIAM K. GUKHAJH.
.ilea it. n'rier.
TRIPLETT, MTADIN 4. CO.,
CommiMion and Forwarding Merchant
Ho. 10, Oammereial Street, !
(atTWttN VINE AMP WaSIIIKGTON AVEItl,)
,. . ST, LOUIS. MO. ,
Dealers in Hemp, Pork, Lard, Facon, Fl our, Grain, ate.
Cash advances made on consignments for sale
jan27J here, or to our friends South er Eat. ' 3ra
Liquorice Paste. ;
TTal will keep ou hand during the season, a S'ippW
VV of genuine and pure liquorice paste, which we
pledge oarselves to sell lower as to price, and upon as
good terms as to time, as any house in the city. We
will warrant Ihe quality, and if it does not give satis
faction, it can be returned, and we will refund (be mo
ney, and pay cost of transportation. Apply to
jail - r i, r-.o j. uituuca.
Of BERTHOUD SON', Planter Warehouse.
CAPPING THE CLIMAX!
HAT AND CAP STORE No. I, in Hannibal,
whete can be lound Ihe largest and best assort
ment of hats and caps, embracing, in part, the follow
No. I fashionable silk hats.
No. 2 do do do
" No. I otter, fashionable shape.
, , Do do b inch crown. 3j brim, i 1
Russia , do do do
Angola hats . different styles.
. Kossuth Hats of all qualities and styles.
Rough and Ready do ' do
Wool hats, all kind, for men and boys.
- Plush caps, alt style and qual Ities.
Men's mohair caps. ' .' . r '-
Meu's and boys' cloth caps.
Men's and hoys' cloth caps. ' '"' '! ,!""
' , .Men's and boys' silk gtaied eaps. .
Men's select caps. .
Men's fine otter seal caps. '" ''
All tenileinen are iuvited lo call and examine for
themselves. . JAMES V. MOr.l'.IS.
West side Main Street, four'h door from Bird.
any neraoa who will t imian , within IBree
ears, a Set of patterns for a Cooking- Stove, Supe
rior to the 'Prairie State' in its operation, durability,
neatness of finish and design, we wi pay the above
named sum ot one thousand dollars, i
This new and beautiful stove presents itself external
ly, in a plain dress, accompanied with just and admi
rable proportions, giving it the appearance of a chaste
and tastefully made piece of furniture.
PBAIIUB STATE, No. 1, 2. 3, 4.
This stove has bpen thoroughly teted from eight
een to twenty thousand have been sold in the last three
years. It has no equal for draft, durability, aud neat
ness of finish and design. In baking, broiling and
boiling, it is superior to any other stove. It is very
easy to understand using it, and it will do more ba
king, in less time, and with less fuel and trouble, and
will do it better, it is believed by those who are using
it, than any other stove. It is well known to all who
have ueil the prize Premium Stoves, manufactured by
ti. F. Filley, St. Louis, that the fire drawing through
under the oven, it consumes a large quantity of wood,
and soon burns out, making it very unprofitable for the
buyer. In the Prairie State Stove all these objections
are done away. The plates are heavy, which makes
the stove dm able. This stove is made of the (J ray
Scotch Pig Iron - not of the Missouri Mountain Iroi.j
it is well known to all who are acquainted with iron,
that ihe M ssouri Mountain Iron is not fit to make
Stoves or, as it is too hard and brittle. That accounts
for the breaking of the stoves manufactured of
that irons, we acknowledge that tbe Missouri Moun
tain Iron makes excellent bar iron- The flues, upon
which the responsibility and reputation of a stove
depend, differ from any ever before used, and are of
such a eprM-tion and capacity as to insure the
cit p-r!t rfraft.. We are satisfied that the Prairie
Slate Stove will last twenty-fire years, ir properly
used. It is nearly double the weight of any other
(stove of its sixe iu market. Purchasers will bear in
mind that it is always cheapest in the end to buy a
I heavy stove, as more iron is purchased tor the same
amount of money, than in a light one. This stove
jbas taken the first premiums at all the fairs in the
'State of New York, and every other State where it
jhae been present. This stove will taka larger trim
mings, and has a larger oven lo its sige than any
'other stove in the universe. This stove is nqt nar-
iiowly co strutted on the top, as a stove eajled the
. , r
The tlanuiDai piammoiA move a'ora
is the only place where the genuine rrarie anaie
Stove is sold in Hannibal. I have also large aj.-
sortment of staves of the latest patterns, Irojj wy
iR;noitant foundry iu the United sitatrs, which 1 will
sell at I educed prices; also a targe lot of tin aud
'copper ware, all of which 1 sell fifteen per cent
'draper than they can be bad in tins city i fur sale
1st the Hannibal Mammoth Wore Store, comer Maiu
and ISiiil Streets, opposite the Wild Coiner, Haumbal
'Mo. P. A. HICKMAN.. .
I Rrftmrrr. ' ''
lw u, itoueymaw, : ,
S. MtCoy, ' .
Brwoa, - '
Samuel Smith. N. Loudon,
Dr. L. T Biittiiham,
G. Caplingef, ,
1L Weatfall, .
Dr. Rackhtf, '
J. Barcua, Plank
James f aartes,
J. R. Soockley. ' ' '!
Mis. FraucU B'l'i
' Pr. M
r . rown
r giv. a Uw reterarai j could give yoa
five hundred in this vicinity if it were nectary..
Vllje Prairie Slate Slove is almost entirely used
Uhroethont Illinois and low. I warrant evtry stove
L.J wli Dav , .uV ntraon who will produce a lior
it kui sir v. thai will not bake. cook.
L.o, an QUerate as stated, one hundred dollar.'
VV'hulaaala dealers will do well to call oa me before
lnllf(.i.aine. as 1 au furnish them stoves lower than
' j they can he purchased elseifhere, and k fai superior
1 article, as the last veal batted.l All stt eay stove
.. " . ..n ...,i .. .
I. jo27 ut
CHA!PACNE. of various brands, ptst received aSa)
for sale by July J J. A. 1N3LY.K h CQ.
1853.' U'"''-!.1 " I85S.
8. LEU ft BON,"
' Cirocera, atd Dealer t In I.iqura,r
BOfH F0&XI8H 4XD DOXZSTZO, ' '
. WILD CAT COII Itet, '.: rit
. Sign of the Grand Oriental Black Roesler, .
....... JUoi &lrttt, Corner of Bird Strtd, f !
HANNIBAL, MO. - ;t
WE would call lha attention ef our entrant to tbe
fact that the year IR52 has closed, and that the
time-approved easlotn ef commercial (ransaetione Va,
re tloti Uit aecosste of the Old Year, at a rarlv s A-
riod in the New Year, as practicable. Will our pat
rons bear this in mind, and act raottrTLV spot Uus
auggestioa? ; . . ;. .(.' v ... fl r,,.
We cive below, for the benefit ef our etj euatoaaara.
and also for that of as many new ones as feel ditnmed.
to deal with iia, a list of onr BRANDIES ami LIQ.
UOK8. Give us a hearirg, and be your own judge:
20b BBF.rf. RECTIFIED WHISKY, &acK Beeeier
Brand. ..-,, i: .
30 BBJ-S OLD BOURBON, imported from first baodj
in - Old Kainluek."
50 BBL8. MAGNOLIA WHISKEY, A. Ko. I. , ,
ZUU DBL3. iiur.K vixvr.UAK.
BRANDIES, WITB jtSD CIU.
Otard Bry, Jamaica Rum,
U. P. Viu'd do. Santa Crux da.
Rjia'audo, . . ,,. New England d-' ' i ,
Morceau do, Peach Brandy:
A.8eie;nettedo; Madeira Wine,:
Port Wine; Sherry
Malaga do, Holland Uin.
All of which we will sell at wholesale pr retail,
(iheapei than St. Louis pnees, for CASH! .
jnWM-lf. . .. ' . i I
. Paris Mercury copy. ; , f ' j ,
MILLINERY AND DRESS BIASING.'
; t .'. MRS- M. I.'twti
tt Respectfully iuiforrns the ladies) of Han.
KV nibai aad vicinity, that she has just received end
opened a new and beautiful assortment of the very bw
rest styles ol rasnionanie sujtis, and atner Mil.
linery goods, which she is prepared to sell oa the moat
reasonable terms. ; Her stock consitU in part f , J
Satin and velvet bonnets, emb'd dep. plain' and aW4
ditto, plumes, feathers, fluted lininffw uloomer bats.
fif'U satin Ustrinii, ribbflpa, vejls, eaabjd ondar-sleevee
and Chemisettes, laces, all kinds ana cotort, gloves,
false curls, bugle head dresses, belts and buckles,' VsneJ
DOXei, I , (.. ,. ..-.r. I .!-..
And a variety of flowers of the moat fashtonabto
kinds. Mrs. K. invitee ladies to call and exaaeine hr
stock; she is sure they will be pleased. Her roods saay
be seen lor I lie present at Ber residence en Falaayrs) Ave
eoue, uear Main street.
M Down Com (he Price !?wr
SttaMSi eana mi
Main and Third Streets,
or up stairs,
THE SUBSCRIBER returns bis sincere thanks t
tbe cttixene of Hannibal and vicinity, "Jertica
(ary ae lmdia for their liberal pattostay, a4 '
bones to merit a continuation of the same. , ,
The proprietor will conduct his bosines 3a the aaa
plan and principle, that like establishment in New
York aud est on are now conducted. He will adhere
strictly to the "ONE PRICE SYSTEM. Enery:
article will be marked at tbe very suoweat taib)
Price," and no variation will be made, enlaa for '
damage. No misrepresentations or undue urging wilt ,
he allowed. It is my detetminatioa to do a straight
forward aad honorable busineee, ami (re fretn lh
tricks so common to th trade, and to make my estab-,,
lisbment aa attractive and desirable resort to ptsrcbasV
ers, for anything under tbe name of Dry Goods, ., . r, j 4
1.. U . -I -A - . r . 1 1
Prints, everv at vie and color. Re to llle.tor Urn best 1
Merimacs and Coehecos; Furniture do, file to fje,
madder color) solid green, yellow, blue and fcaff,
fancv French Oil rhmti Ae hirh colored, rkahiena-
bio Mouslin d Laines, Ue, I5e, 16c, 19c. 19e,Me,'
and 21c ; Cashmere. 28c t fancy fasbiomble trur4 ,
Dress Silks, $1, $1 10, and $1 20) black Grade Raioe
Silk, 25 inch, $1. J do $1 30) Horenc Bilks, U eo.
ors, 3e ) Oil Silk fie per yard. Jaconet Muslin lie
io,vci itartediio,ieto wc) wiperftn tlie com nc r
lin,tc, Uc, 10c, 12c, and 15c; Bleached Sheeting, three)
varus wtue, euc) nn nrown snitting, iuc, iic,
and 16c j heavy No. 1 Biown Sheeting. 7e, 4-4 S, t
5-4 I0e fine brown and bleached drill, 10c ) browat
Canton Flannel, good, lie t Bleached do, lie Browa
do for liuinj;. 12(c; Whit Flannel, alt wool, 3Hc, Je.
35c, aup. Red b, 30 and 15 yellow, iim,.
Plaid Linseys, IV, 20c. 40e. Fin Kv. Jean 31-,.
Tweed Cassimeres, 60e and 70c. Black CasinetlO.
Niirling and Apron Checks, 10 to lie ) suss. Ticking, hi
!, lsr and 16 2-3c. French Ginghams, 121 to 95.
Pur Irish Linen, soft auish, 45c, We, 65e and TO ar
duva colored do, 1-t, J"c ; IJrtea Tel fliaBar. Ilaea ..
vs.s:?ri brS7S lines T:b- Ct".i fl anal SI 40 per "
pair. Fine Nankeen 10c t black, green, changeable)
and dove colored English Meriooes, 40e,Sne. Sod b-4
65c. Plain blaek and figured changeable Mabair lw '
tres, 25c, 30c, 40c, S5e,and 65c Fringe, all elo
shaues and widths, from 4 Ull to th aaost fasbionebt,
6 inch) black at from 1 cent to $1 per yard t li, aV)
kmu; nit uuriain I ring ae to me) biik Le mm a
lo 45c t Cotton ftdgings and Lore it to 10c Ladies
Swiss tnbrot4t4 aiutlars 1 - to 0e Motsrainaf
do T -2 to rue. Gents' fashionable Linen Shirt-Col. s
ars, 3 cent a:nt o bbirt-Hoeomt, l 1-3 eca,r
Ma ics Muslin and Laoen Camtrt tiaoaarrriMtt, 1
o 35 Milk do 3tm lo 85 i Taney Cravats Me '.
tfaucv blaid Da Laina do. 35e oer doaon.
... a 1 1 1 1 l r - . i . : . &f 1 A '
oiion ipaK tanuKxrcnieta, o eentat piaw mauiaa , ,
' yancy satin siripQ j eaia, iv sv biik H(e
uie aud worsted, heavy, fur winter, 91 pa e Vtet' - ..
Kouiidaboiits. $1 4w t bianiuai iivtcot, 41 iOi
yaids lenry fashiotiabl VostinK, aheap I Veat, CoJ 1 '
ami Pant Buttons. Agate bbirt Uo, 3 doxen tur ceniat ,
Zephyr Worsted, 1 cent per skein, lnunia', uut
e' and Ladle" Cut i on aud Kara) lionet a em tOtr,
Miirr's beiim Lined, Sue) jiy .1 rid ctoda4 aV?iws;
Yarest Silk Arm Elaatics MUa aud Ladies Col- '
ton Liaalics. . ' ' ' .'
Bsv Slate Shawl. $!, 99. S3 40. t! 5TT p).
in ataibe do, fd atu j auaU yen do SOcyorago I
acan,t. , j - t -. . ., .
Needles. the test brands assorted in paper. 5C (i
Kuittin Pins. 5 cewt pel deaetii Put. aoertedf:5ctt t.
ailk and cotton C rit Laces) Ladies' and Gentletneo's
; .. r. . ' . I : . ' 1. 1 . w
rvn-iiiauBics miau lw oinuiiii i vhviki
Cotton 'Fane, at 3 eui natr doaen. Gum aliatpewderCk
irou tOc to 6t'c. Wb' Linen Brabf, three bunches fur
5 cants ) bkeut (ilk, Patent and Cotton Tbiwada, 4
colore) Coals ) Spool Cotton) Latter, f oolacap ond .j
mioraiee rtpet) .e-i rvn, run noiuera, israwiuar
Peacila, Slat do) Copy) few. and &edlok) CloJhasd
Plash Cp,.25e to 60ct M R. CP t tl5
Hova' K.i Sdot. (1 40 and II 40 per pain fttt't da :it
Hoy Kp leot. CI 40 and 1 1 40 per avairf Dfest's dit
2 i!Oi iiifauU' M,aae and Ladie' Laced Moot.a
. I . . . . . r an , . . .1 '
11, 1 and 8, at H ti per F,r1 M.Mei' V
Bioeans) Cotton Batting 0c, pound buavthen bil
and st'aw atjloeaj silk Bonnet Wire) Coiloo dt Me."
talic KvWta, beeots per ) black lUt Crape I 's ' 1
tjrushe,,, 4e, 40. Ve , IWdu.g ComU fualt y
do ) Pin do, & to Sue. Velvet T'riutmi..g i BoueM
KJtoa, ait aone cotora vsiesinnar ua. .-
hfSaey Belts, K) Lamb weal at) tut ydM' ,;
. ... i .... ' .i
A libetal eatcoant made (o too yn; t aeu aa-aa. - -The
eiliaeuS ol HauuiSJ. and Uartuo and the at ' I
joining eomU,ai respectXMlly 4ieitei( toVaj ai i.... '
luatWn of my etvt vtaiUug th city. I fat'ey my- ,
eeLTtUt tbe Mvi,wguM. 4'biluy and pttces of .
tb sjnoaU Will fcvt lOe aaiiMutiMioa ' '
ir Kfc..Ut.MhtH Tilt. FLAG hlUN, Bird street.
V 8. M. MQORt