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HANNIBAL JOURNAL. MAY 26, 1853.
MONDAY EVENING, M A r 23, IAi3.
We have often said. iwd repeal the claim,
thai Northern Misvturi U of the mnti
fertile district 'WT citunti't'Jn the' United
Slates, and perhaps in the world. Our soil
neither requires artificial stimulants hur
irrigation. It produces weeds and every
kind of grasswiihout cultivation or stimu
lant, and in he greVtratYl'liii'un ! an&
I, Strixk by Lioiitxinu. W learn,
through Mr. A. C. Ilinton,' that the barn ot
Mr. oilas JJates, four mi'es tins side ol Jer
scyville, was struck py lightning yesterday
morning, and entirelv consumed. The fire
was't 6rst fetn abiut tlaylight, too late to
exiittguisli it. There were 12 horses, 500
or GOO bushels of corn, find small quantity
of hav in the barn. i' .I ')'( v . I.
All was lost, except four of the horses,
which wete got out, but very much injured.
Four of those which perished, were stage
bufperViaTlv" rullivatcd. our prcJuctionlihorsesT Ticloncinff to J.' II." Finch. - VVe
per acre vastly 'Exceed those-of the. far-ITire?umo there was no insurance, aa farmers
lamed Kentucky and Ohio lands
But while we insist upon the truth of
these facts we me sorely puzzled to account
Bto stranjjtrs and to ourselves, why it is,
nhat, almost every day, we eee arriving at
'ouf whnrf, delivered for sale, and for the
Consumption of our . people", almost every
article (except hemp, tobacco and wheat)
jhich our rich and thrifty agriculturists
.ought to produce and furnish.. Saying
'nothing of, plows, carls, vt a irons, castings,
and other agricultural articles which our
mechanics ought to furnish, we are pained
.to see, almost every dy, landing from
above and below; corn, corn-meal, Hour,
chop-Iufi.'fof feed, 'potatoes, butter, and
.even eggs. ' It is well known that our fam
ily grocers, in order to a supply, Tor the
'demands of the city,' are constrained to go
'or send to our more frugal or more Indus
etrious neighbors of Illinois and Iowa, or to
St. Louis, for large quantities of the above
mentioned arli-les. ., . Dut the city people
I are not their only customers. Respectable
farmers are bftert found. buying potatoes,
, bacon, Hour and meal, so imported ! How
is Urn! Will any one furnish the true
'cause f ' ' ' ;! '' . ; '
We also import largely of another pro.
duct ol" the field but on this, except as to
the quality, wi manage to make up the dif
ference in exchange. j We import, largely
of whisky ol a good quality. . This we mix,
fbr "rectify,' and send back to them, at a
less price than we pay, 1 So that, except so
much Of it a) we indirectly, exchange for
'hemp, tobncco( nnd 'wheat,' In the back
countryVwe ore nearly even with our neigh
fbors sa thai article, i This exchange is in-
'direct, it is. true, but those other articles
operate in a maimer ur piuuuce.u uucci
,lniiu of money and n loss. , It may be. that
''our country is not sufficiently settled j or
2 that the facilities of good roads are wanting,
iltolh, perhaps,' may, be pleaded ; , bul we
hope thai, when our plank roads are fm
IsiheS, and when the railroad shall be put in
motion, thai instead, of importing we shall
'be a bio to obtain supplies for home con
sumption"' arid for export." We could say
, much on this subject, but our. limits forbid,
-at this time. : ' ! H ' - .' '
I , Ahnrnebroke away from a buggy on Wednes-
day and: r up Pine street. At . he neared
. Kintli street, u lumber wagon crossed before
i.hiiD, but without psusii.g in his full stride he
dashed at i in the true '-steeple chase" style,
' , cleared it and the driver who wss sitting be
, I ween the wheels, in the most gallant manner,
.n't wen! on at. an unabated pace, to the aston
ishment and fear ef pedestrians generally. &l,
JLouit DtMotrat. ...
Keinitrking upon an article in the Bloom-
( ington Ilepublicun, the Hannibal Messenger
WUhfng however to show that this city
Twas'hostilo to Palmyra, the BIoomirTgton
Republican charges the Journal ol this city
, with misrepresenting Mr. l'ratte, and al-
ledties that. Mr. Pratte in its opinion said
there is hostility in HuMiibal towards
'Palmyra. Mr.Pratte has been represented
! (and truly we doubt not) to have said thai
' hostility existed in rnlmyra towards llan
nibal. ; Mr. Pratte is aware of that fact, and
"has not denied it, or signified his dUap
proval of it. Why therefore does the Re-
publican seek in make him suy what he did
not say ? clear! to set Palmyra against
c, llauniGalt to magnify the pretended
i wronirs to the former, and to plant in her
bosom the most deadly animosities towards
' the latter. ' '
The noie made by the passage of a
' bombshell through the sir, is thus described
, by a private soldier who served in the
- Mexican war i - .1 i ' . .- '
It was here that I heard lor the first timb
the singular and diabolically horrific sound
' which a large fchell makes when passing
". within a shod distance; I don't mean when
.'It explodes, (as that exactly resembles the
i Aoise,niade in firing a gun,) but when it
!ae within a . few, or ii may be fifty or a
luadred yards; the noise seeming equally
loud and discordant in either case. I recol-
lect a rrply of honest Mick Ryan on being
J askfcd if he had ever heard a sound like that
before. ; M No," said Mick, "one can both
y- hear and feel i hat sound by tbe'eternal,
j ftlt il all over." There 'is no earthly
t sound bearing the slightest resemblance In
rits moqstrnus , dissopallce ; the angriest
. hriekf the railway whistle, or the most
emphatic tfemonsliattou of an asthmatic
. -ngiue a lh starting of u train, would
seem like a straiu of heavenly melody by
0 romparttoii. It was inuing, even amidst
fc ho Uattger front those l.oni.j uii-siles, to
jmM ollictrttl'li getting uj and anatlie
mutizirtg his men euiliuiitiully. for lying
down on the sand, di op us su-ldenly and as
.Hht as 'any of them, when the next shell
came whiezing rather clone to him."
-a -yti i .. I, i. .I.,. , t
j . Ii is coward) to eurrj weujwjin ufuy kind
? rsj-i H s "brick in your .
I 1UF.8DAY EVKNIXa, MAY 21, !Si3.
ts. EoiToa. In reply to the call of "Many
Voters," in the columns of the Messenger, cop
ied into your own, I desire to state that I decline
being a candidate for the Judgeship of the Court
of Common Tleas. ' . ; . v
seldom insure such property. Alton Tel.
As a railway truin was some time since pro
ceeding from lierlin to Madgeburg, some per
sons in one of the carriages began talking of s
murder and robbery which had been committed
on the previous evening at Berlin. One of the
passengers remarked that the criminal, whoev
er lie was, was sure to bs taken, sooner or later
No sooner had lie spoken, than a young man
who was seated bv his side, leaped all ot onoe
from the window of the carriage. An slarm
was given, and the Iruin was stopped. The
young man was found lying on the road, will
bolb lega and one arm broken. He subs equent
iy confessed to the murder.
. The death of John Thornton Doniphan
Which took place a few da vs ago, should be
a warning to per.ons keeping , poisor.ous
drugs in their houses. .The cause of his
death was the taking of a dose of corrosive
sublimate, mistaken for salts, the former
hnving been accidentally placed where the
latter was usunily kept. He lingered for
nearly a week, and died on Monday even
ing last. His remains were attended to
their final, resting place by a large con
course of citizens who sympathise deeply
with his bereaved parents, and with Ins
aunt, bv whom the fatal mistake ws made.
-:! Jiberty (Mo.) Tribune.
A fine stone church was lately built in Mis
souri, upon the fucads of r.hich a stons cutter
was ordered lo cut the following inscription :
My house shall be called the house of prayer."
tie was referred for accuracy, to the verse of
scripture in which these words occur, but un
fortunately he transcribed, to the scandal of so
ciety, the whole verse: "My house ahull be
en I led the linutn or prayer, bill ye have made it
a den of thieves," i
An increase of farm products lessens the
market price, and the consume is more bene
fitted than the producer, Therefore the en
couragement of agriculture is the interest of the
wholo people, ..,,,(...
Octrageoi'S. Another affray took place
at the urewery, near tne city cemetery
' BAlUUBAt ADD ST. J04ETH BAftftOAD.
The work on this road has been commenced
in a manner .which gives an earnest of the early
realization of the hopes of the country, long de
ferred. . ..
Twenty-five miles of the grading, masonry
and bridging at ench end, have been sub-let to
the most experienced and energetic eontraotors
and now, on this, our eastern section, may be
seen lines of men, teams, tools and encampments,
from end to end.
Many begin to look, with apparent astonish
ment, at the heavy embankments and deep cuts,
which they really believed, and openly said,
could not and " never would be commnnccd."
With these heavy embankments and deep exca
vatiotis vanishee the faithless spirit which was
so long an incubus upon the energies of the few
who had to contend against private and sectional
opposition, and the want of public confidence,
But success hns crowned their efforts, and
they have obtained ample means and the men, it
not paralyzed by unpardonable mismanagement
to build and equip one among the longest and
most important roads in the Union. This it no
local boast, bid a conclusion jutiifeJ by facit
tt-AtrA a sAort iimt trill verify I
The Road and its equipments will cost Five
Millions Dollars. The expenditure of this
.. . ! I .? - .1.
money in tlie country win revoitiuonize me
manner and character of our business ; and will
galvanize into life and action, the dead carcass
of public enterprise in the district of its route
Nay, more, it will put to shame the blind fury
of the past private and political opposition it has
had to encounter
We understand the report of the engineer has
bten published, and that it sustains the character
of the route and location, with signal ability
When ready for distribution we hope lo obtain
a copy, aud from it shall publish such portions
as may be of interest to our readers.
. Meantime, we hope, at an early day, that the
Directors will make and report such an exposi
lion of the afluirs of the Company as will enable
the distant and scattered stockholders to under
stand their oondition and prospects
Is there any man now going lo foreign courts
Jfsrssr la Washlngtso, May IStk.
Robert A. llawke, Messenger to the
General Post Oflice, cut his wile's throat nt
ten o'clock last night, on hour after they
retired, completely severing the windpipe
and orteriesr r He then made two cuts at
his own throat, but' was, as he says, pre-
ented from killing himself by his wife
knocking the razsr out of his hand.
Theit1 daughter, 1J years out, occupying
the ndioinlnff room, was awakened by the
screams of her mother, who Jumped oti of
bedand ran down stairs while llawke raised
the window, loudy exclaiming, "1 have cut
mv wile's throat and my own, and intend
to cut mv child's. . tne w:te in ine menu
time reached the Iron', door and attempted
to sneak, but was unable.
The neighbors alarmed, going in, found
her on the floor in a dying condition, ti e
husband standing over her, witn arms ex
tended, exclaiming, "Oh I my wife, my
wife 1 have cut her throat' the child
was screaming on the sleps. The wife ex
pired in about 20 minutes. An inquest was
held this morning, and the Jury returned a
verdicl of "Death by the hands of her bus
band, he being in a deranged state of mind."
llawke has been aries'.td and committed.
lie was honest and inoiicnsivr, ordinarily,
but for some lime pal, has been in an ex
terrmtly depressed stale of mind. Intend
ine suicide, he had written & letter, saving
"the world was ag linst him, and as he could
not live haipv there, he wanted all his
family lo go to Heaven."
! ntilv in lit mi-oirtn in the silent c-rief of the
disserted wife and fulhcr, that we are restrained
from making known the rames of all the parties
concerned in the transaction.
Kim.f.11 nv Lightmino. A few davs since
we noticed that two men were killed by
lightning near Portland, on the Missouri
river. 1 heir names were Hiram uoats and
Thomas Quick ; Davidson Harrison and
John Cams were severely shocked, but will
recover. They weie raftsmen, and lived in
on Sunday evening, between about a dozen I to whose absence the country objects, as being
(Jermans, and an equal number ot irisnmen, a pubiic ioss ?
this is from the bt. Louis .Democrat, tlie po
litical and personal organ of Col. Benton. Such
a bitter sarcasm upon the foreign appointments
of the present administration snows that the old
Prairie Bull's wrath and indignation are aroused
by what he sees at Washington City. He may
do misohief yet. He may have Pierce and the
whole Cabiaet upon his horns. Hurrah for the
big bulll Louisville Journal.
The time of the murderers Vanzandt and
Shawney is growing short. They are doomed
to die on next Wednesday westk. Saint Louis
A few days since, in the columns of the New
York Daily Tribune, we noticed an account of
the arrest of a ruffian in that city, who had
"unlnimanly punished (we quote the tribune i
language') his boy, a lad about thirteen years ol
age, by burning his feet with a red hot iron.
Some of the neighbors were induced to enter
the house from hearing the loud and continued
in which two or three on either side were
severely cut, by throwing tumblers and
other missiles. Alton telegraph. .
i . ... . . . . . .
.IV u.i. iuiiu.ivu anil niu V . 1
the ,. Blooming! on's Republican's . mysterious
rhymes in that paper of the 11th, but can't dis
cover what the editor was driving at, or what
he intended to mean, and don't suppose he knows
himself... We could guess better at the meaning
of Egyptian hieroglyphics than bis verses.
However, we'll reply with a random shot of the
same sort ;
The Burial of Sir Abnrr Gihlrap, Editor of the
A PA SOD V OK "THE BU"IL or SIS JOHN MOOS1."
'-Not a drum was heard, nor a funnal nete,
As his corse to the ramparts we hurried;
fCol a soldier disclir;rd his farewell shot,
O'er tht grave where our hero w buried. N
Burial of Sir John Moon.
Not a sound was heaid,nor a funeral note,
As Iiis carcass through town we hurried;
Not e'en an obituary we wrote,
In reaped for the rascal we buried.
We buried him darkly, at dead of night
The liirt with our pitchforks turiiine.1
Br the moonbeams' grim and ghastly light,
And our candles dimly burning.
No usrless coffin confined his breast,
Nor in sheet nr in shirt w bound him;
Bat be lay like an Editor taking his rest,
With a Htiuiibal Journal around him.
Few and very sho.t were the praytri we sai l,
And wt felt not a pang of sorrow; Timet
But ueinuoed, at we gaedon tlie wretch now de-
Oh! u-Kert will Ac Ix lo-momw!
Tlie "Iron Hore" will snort o'er his head,
And Ihe notes of it wlii.ile upbraid hi in;
But n thing he'll care if tb-y let biui sleep on,
In the grave where bis nonsense bath laid h!m.
Slowly, but gladly we laid him down,
From the lield of his fame fre.h an J gory;
We carved not aline, we raised not a stone,
To insrk vt litre we buried a lory.
Woman's Rights ad Mix's Ricuts. On
Saturday night, one Mr. Jacques got drunk and
proceeded to show his utter contempt for all
uch new-fangled luinbugs as "Woman's
Rights," and hit own peculiar and exalted idras
of "Man's Rights," by unmercifully beating
and maltreating his wife and children, and dis
turbiiig the peace generally. Quite a forcible
Dut the "People's Rights should be cared for;
and the gentleman ought to be ducked, ridden on
u rail, tarred and feathered, and politely request
ed to bundle up his "duds" and m'uke himself
Several negroes got to quarreling in the street
yesterday, and went out of town to here a set
to, but were separated before much dumage was
. PftEscairnoa, roa Killinsj Rat. A gen
tleman of kit, Joseph, Michigan, says " 1 can
give yu a remedy for killing rats, that I know,
Irom experience, to be effective, Mix some
uiiklncked lime with corn meal, and place il
where the rats may accidentally find it. They
will soon become very thirs'y, and upon drink
ing water the limo slaoks and swells the rat till
it kills it. In Ihe Bahama I.les, sponge is fried
and placed in their u-ay ; they eat. .it, drink,
swell, hurst nd die. The lime and meal should
Je of the first one purt, aud meal two parts,
n ri! mixed together,
screams of the boy, when they ascertained the j
above facts. 1 he boy s feet were much swol
len, nnd he was unable to walk. The father
stated that he could not keep the boy from the
street, and had consequently adopted this
means.'' Natchex Courier, lOtb inst.
OHIO &T7a ITEMS.
From the Louisville Paptri of the 20th.
The river was slowly tailing yesterday, with
6 feet 9 inches witter in the canal lust evening.
During the previous z4 hours the river receded
3 inches. On the falls there were 4 feet water.
Last Sunday the Pittsburg packet Buckeye
State, shortly after leaving port, when at Mer-
runan, some ten miles below the city, burst her
larboard steam connection pipe, which tore away
a part of the cook-house, and severely scalded
some of its inmates. The first cook, named
Rainbow, either jumped or was blown over
board, und was drowned. The others were not
dangerously injured. The Buckeye was towed
back to the wharf by the Allegheny.
The storm, or rather the tornado, ihat struck
the Telegraph No. 3, throwing dawn her chim
neys, and otherwise damaging her, was one of
the most brief and violent ever experienced.
The force of the wind appeared confined to a
space, or furrow, about three hundred yards in
width, and its greatest fury was confined to a
narrow circuit. In the neighborhood of Carroll
ton, and right in a line with the Telegraph, trees
were twisted oil and uprooted, and fences blown
The following dispatch has been received at
Cincinnati, by the proprietor of llit Grn. Scott:
Memphis, May 17. The (Jeneral Scott has
sunk. All saved not a life lost. She took
fire in the hold and was scuttled. We will save
most of the freight. Sunk in Madrid llend.
Madrid Bend is about seventy-five miles be
low the inouih of the Ohio.
The Albany (N. Y.) Evening Journal
states that the IluiUen river express train
of Tuesday morning last, met with an ac
cident near Cold Spring. While going at
full speed, one of the journals of ihe loco
motive broke, throwing it from the trick.
The axle, however, was provided with u
"subtly beam," which preveited its drop
ping, arid tho overturn und smash that oth
erwise would have been inevitable. After
dragging a short dM'ance over ties, ihe
speed ol the train was checked. Had the
engine been of the ordiHury construction,
the Uuiu would probably have been thrown
iuto the liver, with results, perhaps, as let-
lible as those of Nurwalk.,,,
. Piuink anp Love, The luci.1 of the Al
bany Transcript slates that no man under thir
ly-five can itlii,Uj nine yards ot delaine with
out becoming afflicted with the palpitation of the
The almost lifeless body of an unknown
man, supposed to be an Irishman, was found
on Biddle near Judge Can's residence, on
Saturday, with a hole in the top of his head
about two inches in length, and which bore
the- appearance of having been inflicted
with a slone or large stick. Neorthe spot
there was a iiuantity of stone recently
dressed, and the supositiuti is that the un
fortunate man had been working on it and
had been killed by one ol his fellow work
men. He was placed on a dray and taken
to the Health Office, and from thence to
the Sisters' Hospital, where he died in half
an hour after hi? admission. He had on n
laborer's dress, was about five feet ten
inches in height, and was tatooed on both
srms. There W evry reason to believe
that ihis man was the victim of a deadly
attack, and we trust to hear of energetic
measures being taken to ferret out the guilty
man or men. St. Louis Democrat.
Tragedy in South Carolina. On Fri
day last, near Maybinton, South Carolina,
Mr. John D. Sims had an altercation with
his overseer, when the wife, of the later,
being armed with a pistol, threatened to
shoot Mr. Sims. Being armed with a
double barrel gun, Sims immediately shot
her down. Enraged nt this, th overseer
ordered his sou to biing his gun lo attack
Sims, when the latter leveled his gun and
killed the overseer.
A Iriend has sent us n Sacramento Daily
Union, from which we clip the following:
Crime in Sacramento.
When the uold excitement first broke
Ceaiotititt. A Mr. Koch has arrived here
with tlie bon?s of a mastodon, sea serpent, or
lumeihinrf of the nuiniiiotli eel species. They
are ssid to kick the beam at the enormous weight
of eighteen tout. St. Louis Democrat.
A Hcabtless Scamp. A Door industrious
Irish woman arriveJ in this country with her
children leavintr her husband on the other aide
of tlie Atlantic. By hard work and constant,
she saved up sufficient to pay his passage over
and to this citv. where he soon turned out to be
thoroughly worthless. A few days since he got
nnssession of some 400 which she bad amass
ed, and went off with it. She trnsed him in lo
n tteuinboat at the levee, and applied for a war
rant for his nrrest, bnt ns the law could not
touch him, lie bei:.g her husband, the worthless
scomD started, and the poor creature was lei t la
mer.lintr. It is our onimon thai sue is mucn
better without such a rascal. St. Louis Dem
ocrat. , ,
We learn that nn atrocious murder was com
mitted iu the neighborhood of Clinton, Henry
county, on Tuesduy night of last week. Tlie
circumstances as we learn them verbally nre ns
An Irishman whose name we do not now re
member, having purchased a farm in that vicini
ty some lime last Winter was living alone as a
bachelor. Another man calling himself Nickols
fell in at the Irishman's tome limo this spring
nnd continued there under the pretence of buy
ing the farm. On the night of the murder
about 8 o'clock they both left a near neighbors
house for tlie Irishman's dwelling. Soon after
midnight the Irishman s house was discovered
by the neighbors to be on lire, upon arriving at
the burning house n man cnuld be discovered
through the funics burning up on the bed the
next morning on examining the remains it was
discovered that one person only had been con
sumed in the building, supposed to be the Irish
man. Nickols no where to be found and his
horse and saddle also gone. An axe was found
near the house besprinkled with blood, leaving
little ilonbl that murder had been committed, and
the house fired to destroy the evidences of the
same. Nickols was seen next day making his
way in the direction of Georgetown, towards the
Missouri river. He was immediately pursued,
wilh what success we have not yet learned.
The above is taken from the Warsaw (Mo.)
Review. We published a few days ago on ac
count of the murderer's arrest in St. Louis.
STATE OF MISSOURI.
I'OUMTT Or It A I.I.I.
In the Cirxnil t'ourl, tlarck Ttrm, 1853. April 9,
James H. Hawkins, Flainlilr,
Areiitus C Its kins. Defendant.
AtOW al this dsr comes Hit said Plaintiff, ty his
1 Attorney, and It tpptsrinc lo tht Cou(, thai the
said Defendant, Aicultis C. Hawkins, Is not a resident
of the Plate of Missouri. On motion of said Plaintiff,
il is otdered by the Court that the sslil Uelendsul Dt
notified that a civil action by Attachment; hat been
commenced against him by the saul I'lainiin, lor (he
sum of one thousand two hundred and twelve dollail
and severity .five cents, alleged lo be dut t said Plain,
tiff from the said Defendant, on book account, and that
tha debtors of Mid Defendant- have betn garnashacd
on account of the same, and that m.less he bt and p.
near at the next term of taid Court, which w in Be be
gun and held at the C mrt Houe, In the Town of New
London, within and for said County of Kails, on- the
fourth M uml ay of August next, and on or befoia tlie
third day thereof answer -tid action, the same will be
taken against him as confesied, and judgment entered
according!) ( and it is luitlier oiileieU by the Court that
a cony ul tins oider he published accoidutg to Law.
A .Nil Kit SOit fc I.ANCASTKR, AU'ys tor Pi?lt.
A true Copy rent :
r-AM'L K. CALDWELL, lUrk.
May 19, l853-(8w-.v)
,v!1i.Fmh Arrival of
rtt--U FALL GOODS.
out iu California, an old nnd respectable
gentlemen moved from Missouri to thiscily,
with a portion oi his family. A son-in-law
accompanied him, who, however, lefl his
wife behind. Bv their united efforts, in a
variety of employments, they amassed suf
ficient wealth to gather many ol tne coin
forts of life around them, and render their
circumstances eo?y. "The old gentleman
had a second daughter, which he brought
with him. In the last year she has bloom
ed into voluptuous womanhood, and ex
hibited the possession of personal itharms,
which led her to be nt once admired and
courted by those who formed her acquaint
ance. The son-in-law residing under that
same roof with her, was not slow to make
this discovery, nnd his lecheinus eye scan
ned her "lowinir torm with a view to its
despoilment. T';e arts employed to ac
complish his designs, il concerns nt the rea
der to know, nor propriety to moke public.
Suffice it to say, he was but too successful
in their exercise, although not sufficiently
discreet lo conceal his success from the
knowledge of the heart-stricken father.
Satisfied of the improper intimacy existing
between his children, the old gentleman
vviote secretly lo his married daughter in
Missouii, and sending her ample means to
defray all expenses, requested her to repair
immediately to her hatband. With this
view she purchased a ticket on the steamer
connecting with the Golden Gate, on her
last inward tiip, but by some accident was
prevented from joining the vessel, and was
compelled to aw nit the sailing of the Ten
nessee, from which, after being wrecked,
she arrived safely wilh her child a little
girl aged two or three years and sought
her parent's abode, as she had been instruc
ted. The kn6wledge of her coining had
previously reached her husband's ears, who
was very much disconcerted by it, and who
expressed his disapprobation of the circum
stance in the strongest terms.
Singular to state, the mother took sides with
the guilty pair, and leaving her husband, wilh
whom she had resided for thirty-six years, and
for whom she had raised the daughters in ques
tion, departed with the son-in-law and his para
mour on an excursion to San Francisco, from
whence, after residing a fortnight or so, they
returned lo Sacramento, sought a retired por ion
of the ciy, end sef up a distinct household.
The betrayed wile with her tittle girl, remains
wilh her faU.er both broken-hearted while
l,he guilty son-in-law, the seduced younger
daughter, and the despicable old woman, sustain
the separate establishment alluded (o. Comment
on such s picture of crime ji utinecensiy ; and
SOLO AT A PABTT.
At a party a few evenings since, in the midst
of our sports and jolity we were interrupted by
a sister ol the tjinerland Isle trying to force her
way past the servant, who disputed her entrance
to the room, she exclaiming, "Let me in the
doore, I'll see that baste of a mon who owes me
tax und sax pence for washing these three
wakes past an' divil a cint will he pay me, the
decatful blackguard!" Not half the words
had passed, when one of our guests, (a strang
er to most of us,) started, then bolted, at if
struck by nn electric shock, closed the door nnd
tried to soothe the poor woman with soft words,
but all he could say did not teem to pacify her,
and her rage, impertinence and abuse, seemed to
increase. (Jur friend apparently lost Ins tem
per, and got in a passion, then a scuttle quickly
followed, by the sound of a person falling down
stairs, with screams und groans. Uf course all
hands rushed to the recue of the poor woman.
wilh cries or 'Shame: "Cruel!" "Shameful!"
the brute!" and other exclamations, from tho
female portion of the party; und the indignation
of the gentlemen was shown by clinching their
On opening the door, no womnn was to
be found. The roguish phiz nnd twinkling
eye of the gentlem.in, who stood picking
his teeth in the passage, showed thut we
had been sold by Wymsin, the Ventrilo
quist. Bait. Sunday Dispatch.
Tne Nor walk Catasthophe Tl e life in
surance upon persons who were killed at the
Nor walk slaughter, amount t $30,000, und the
LiTe Insurance Companies have determined to
prosecute the Railroad Company to collect their
The first of the season just received by ' '
iiYvvijoot. niviuoi uijiSlj. ".
.We are pleased to announce to our friends.
customers, und the public generally, thut we
are just opening one of the largest and most
beautiful stocks of goods, direct from the East
ern Cities, ever brought to this market, to .wluth
we tery rcsjxctjuliy call your attention. . ,
Our slock, in a few day i, will be complete,
consisting of Bl'k English, German, and French
cloths; lll'k and fancy cussiineres and satinets;
worsted tilk and satin veslinet. bl'k and cot'd:
jeans and tweeds; blankets and blanket coats;
reu, yenow, green, nine, and white flannel;
spotted do; table towels and bird's eye diapers;
Russia, huckaback, and Scotch diapers; Extra
bl'k und bro. tuble linens and cloths; crashes and
Splendid assortment of ladies ' dress goods;
plain and fig'd bl'k alpacas; plain, changeable
and fig'd do; pluin English and French merinos;
fig'd do; beautiful patterns of all wool delaines;
plain do; rich fig'd and plain brocade silks
bl'k und fancy colors; plain, changeable and fan
cy lined silks; British, French and Americau
prints; brown and bl'k muslins, all grades;' da
do sheeting; Beautiful French piano and table
covers; do double dumask do. do do; plain end
barred swiss muslins; plain and barred jaconets
and ci.mbiics; white and col'd tarleteris? white
and col'd crapes and crape leisse; Green Bcraire.'
b! k lune veils; demi do; fancy col'd do, bl'k
white and col d kid gloves, for ladies and gents;
Ladies tilk glovet fkid finish); bl'k ntt mittt,
every description; silk, woollen and cotton ho
siery. A large and beautiful lot of bonnet,
taffila, and satin Ribbons, together with a great
variety of notions to which the attention of the
LADIES is solicited. Ladies, Misses and
Children's goat, calf and kip shoes. Fine last
ing and kid gaiters and hulf-gaiiers. Boots,
buskins and slippers. Men's and boy'a boots
nnd shoes of every quality.
vjiuss mm ueensware, urocenes &c., al of
w hich we are offering very low, and will try to
make it to your interest to trade with us.' Give
us a call before purchasing. 'Tit a pleasure,
and not a task, to show goods. -
IJAWES & ARMSTRONG. .
N. B. We wisli to buy country jeanet, lin
sey, woolen socks, beeswax, feathers, bacon,
lard, dry hides, rag carpeting, &C. H. & A.
op'22 ly-sep29 ;
Accidental Shooting. A young son
of Mr. John Higgin, the auctioneer of ihis
city, was shot accidentally nt Collinsville
on Saturday. He was buried yesterday
from this city. St. Louis Democrat.
Within the past few dayt an extensive busi
ness inn small way hat been conducted in
th wild flower trade. A man has a boquei
thrust under his nose at every corner, cheap
onya dollar '.Sacramento Union.
The friends of Temperance nre requested
to meet at Temperance Hall in Palmyra on
the -1 tli Wednesday in June next, nt 9 o'
clock, a. m., (being the 22nd day of June,)
to organize, a County Temperance Society,
to meet quarterly at the different parts ol
the county, to wit: The City of Hannibal,
West Ely, Warren, Little Union, II. uston,
Philadelphia, Taylor's Mill, Palmyra, etc.,
for the Public discussion of the Maine
Liquor Law, and nit-other subjects connect
ed with the cause of Temperance, that
uow agitate the Union.
T. It. TATI.OW,
U. E. ANDKHSON,
May 12, 135 1- Committee.
Look out for the Old Lumber Yard.
W ''''L seasoned fine Lumber suitable for all build-
V ing purposes, can all times be had at the Old
Hannibal Lumber Yard, which has been established H
years. The proprietor deems it unnecessary to puffins
uuiuc, iu u:..g n tun, v, iu say iy Hung suoui ex
perience ill the business except to those who never pur
chased from him. He would remark thut an experience
of eight )ars iu the business gives the decided advan
tage over any other who never had xvrica,hii
Lumber lias I et i purchased lor cash and selected with
great care, I ruin the best mills in the Pinery. MP.
chanics and others wishing la purchase Lumber would
lind it to Uieir advantage to call and examine the stock
of Lumber and Shingles at the Old Lumber Yard be.
fort purchasing elsswhere. II you cannot get it for a
less price, I will guarantee you can get il as low and a
belter article lor t' same money. Also,Luuibsr,ehin
elei ami window aa.rt.
lp Don't lorgi t the Hig Sign on the we' tide of
lliiio.oeiween ijiru ml Hill Mit'eti. i,0o. jiitforlht
Ngnoi UUS. s. Mt..KR'B
febWlf I.UMK K YAltn.
DIL U. II. WASHINGTON,
IS Agent lor ln Pliieiioh'gie.l, Wt.er-Cttrr.-tVMi all
on..- i ul'lications of M.-sr Fowlers . VWIln, and
will procure theirs or any other works on accumwoda
tingitrws. O ders respectfully tohcitej. (mylwm)
Imtirovcment in Antagonistic Dentistry.
K. S. II. ANDERSON would respectfully
JJ inform the citizens of Hannibal and country
especially, that he is inserting teeth on an im
proved pian, wiucn. lor its adaptation to the
functions of mastication, cannot be surpassed.
Dr. A. will guarantee to any person who wants
n sei of teeth let their jawt be ever to irreg.
ular or badly deformed I rum the loss of them
and absorption thut he will make them a set
thai will iiiitagonize or shut together us regular
ly and as perfectly the first time ihey are put in
the mouth, without any grinding or altering, an
their natural teeth ever did. Any person ftish
ing evidence of this, if tbey w ill call on Dr. A.
he will show them several entire upper nnd
lower sets riuht here in the citv. and let ib.m
judge for themselves. Particular attention
given to the treatment of all'diseaset of the
mouth, and Ihe mul-position of the teeth.
All operations warranted, and charges' r'eisn
N. B. Persons from the country wanting
work done, and being unacquainted with the
true merits nnd sfri of the Dentists in this city,
would do well to inquire here in the city where
they are both know n.
Oflice over Britlingham's Drugstore.
Millinery and Dress Goods.
MKS. m. j. kidd,
IOa Second Btrtet, Horth oi Hill Street,
nf"'Lv'"g 'u.d P,m'8 b" bPHINO STYLES
. of G.99DS' i'bling her lo tunnly her cu.lo,n.
handsome assortment of Veils, Ribbons, and Fltwers"
. ,.u, .,,u p.uerns cm 10 order, i the latest
sty es. 0 loves, Linings, Feathers, Ldi.s Ridinr
Ei a'blUhme 8 U,U"y C"ed hr D ,uch "
While extending a general invitation !o call, she
wishes the fact kepi in mind, that sht i. determined
there shall be uo reasonable ground of complaint oa
acceu.it of ITices. (mch-31-wy)
an Kmas oi lancv silk Boimtii L'k.... j
if, and Gimps of ever descriniinnxn.1 ml-- cl.
... .... .i.d, . OIIV
(rep on hand a variety of Snrinir M.nilll.. r
, and Misses' aud chiluien'a H. ,.,.. ' .
J. LONG & Bit OTHER,
(SUCESSORS TO U. LOKO.)
Wholesale Candy House
0Nis"i"4,t5 Ha""ibi,'M('-' Opp'i. J-'a.'
W,''e.re.'lI7.wtr.C0n,Un!y on hr lrE assort
ment ol CAiNDlKS ot Ihei, own Manufacture, and of
siine.ior qual, y to any made in tht Western coun.ry.
Ihey hoiie to relam the patronage of Iba Old i)..l.
eisl.. the tubli.bment.and also to m.k, many atv,
P. 8. All orders accompanied with a remittance
will be punctually atteuded to. miuaoce,
JLllL) L0XG BROTHER.
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS
P...II. ..itennio contract, to imZ"ocVh."
.recliouounmches, dwellings, Slows, te , n.
superintending or the erection or II,. , &
N. H.' Ihey ait also prepared ta supply plant and
specification, ol .very .UrlpUor,. (, BuMhiJs eme'ed
Rtfi rcmYfT. Mc Dalit' old ' kB A B RO W
f . P. Mher, Availed.