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ANT) .WESTERN UNI O N .
Editor and Publisher.
HANNIBAL, MO., SEPTEMBER 18, 1851.
vol: 2no: a.
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OVEIM WIU. HAWK1K8' STOIl E.
( Succe$tor to Milltr Sr Bowtr.)
Frwarding and Commission Heichant
GROCER AND PRODUCE l'EALER,
v. 3 ifti v;:,
Liberal Caih Advinctt mad e on Ctuiu;:!Mm(.
I. II. KAI.ST0N, l'HDI. SUND.ltl.AN.D.
I.ate of Quiiicy, III, Laie of Hsmubal, Mo
.. H.-tl.TO & M lt.ll. VM.
"ATTORNEYS AT LA
Z SACXJMES'TO CITY, ClllFORXU.
" apr-J-tim - o " "
'lt. F. LAKIlAAk.
Attorney at Law, and G&neral
0 . ESTVl'K A(.i:.T, o
Ort!re orUi side of.Hinl, betwn p ai ,1 4 sis.
U7 ILL attend to : fie collection 01' .leliis "ail .f other
professional husme-s entiM-le.l to In. r;iie
He has complete Abstracts of Title to uli llieienl e-
0 'tale m Hiinnil.aj, and will In nisli to tho. i-ii 1
.n abstract ol all the Lonvf-ysru'es, on record, n
101 -111 1 lie cuy . .
He Ik commissioned to take, J) position. Ackimwl--edgement
of deeus, &.C., lor the .Hates of HL'ima iut
' Kentucky. . . .
" ,Hf r (. o
'. Messis. Woflds, Ghn-tv Cii.J'St: Loui,, Mo
Messrs.3.Doaiik.Kint! 4 V'u. " '
' '. Messrs. Cuitiiii r Ivllni;" . o i 1.
. " Siter, I'rii-i'-'.v i.'u.,'Pli.!!i,!t Iphia.'Pa. ,
JVIonis I.. Hill well 4 Co. " '
'AtWood Si, Cg., '. ' '
"' . jWbllKtt,llawe & Co., HiihiiO.al, Mo.
' .. Mr. T. It. Selmes, o ... ,-..
,0 Mr. Ceorge Schroter, "oct31-ly "
e ... q Aii
. . Alioruvy at Law, 0
.HANNIBAL, MARION COUNTY,' 'MISSOURI,
"IXILL promptly attend to all prolesioual lniMnes
?V entiusfed to hii care in the counties of Martoo,
. Ralls a-id Pike. He will give paiticnlar attention to
the securing and collection of debts in any part of the I
?t;aie. B.-iiiiire n. Kir. i ciii r..n. .i...o nK....A it.i
comer oj Bird and .Muiu.in front of the Marshal and
BEKAGIVDca Laincij, a ncwstylp of .goods for la
dies' dicsses, apr24y
COLLINS &. BREKU S.'
rn B. STEVENS, opposite the City Hotel, has just
. ".L received, in addition to' his former stock, the
' largest assoiluiei.t of "Ucwelry-ever brought to Hanni
bal. He invites, his customers to call at the above
-establishment, where they will always fn-' the ricliest
and most extensive assortments of Wuiclies ami J w -
elrv, Silver "and Plate,l Ware, consisting in pai l of Hold
rid Silver I.ever Watches, BreaitpinS, Earring. Fin
ger Kings; Pencils, 1.ockets. (.old Fob, Vest and Guard
Chains, Biacelels, Gold and Silver Spectacles, Card
Cases, Silver Combs, Tea Pots, t'a'o;s, t audit- Sticksy
. Acconleons, Guns, Shot Bags iiij 'Pouches. .
Hy-Gnod Watches of eveiy ik'scrjption carefnllv re
paiied and warrallted to' keep time oil' well ueif or
t he nioneV returned. 0. th.u'ioil
I MtK I. ace eil.-, Fieucli Vv orked ( onai - and
XJ Capes, a very laige lot, vrlliug uwljul clu-upat
api-My , 0 C!t.Ll.S t BREED'S.
'.' ' 0 Boys' .CJoiliiiigi
.. Received this tlay.a. Iarii addition te'our s'ock of
Hoys-i'iouiing, an sizes, consisi n g 01 .".ick-, jacKei-,
white and bcowu, Drill Pants, Cot ou.id-, 4itto Vest?,
&c, .vc. ' . I may l;'5 1 j
"' .. HIRAM .Mi V' Hi II -v t'o.
I LEACHED' and' Brpvvn oUu-iu,:. oj all liind,,
C hecks, Flannels, Twi-eds. (.is-ini t-. und .leans,
ani24y ' ' at . ' COI.Ll.NS i Biilil' H'.'s.p '
O.ADDLERY and Hard it ..nc, alja--ni!
br for Side very clieau b '....
pi3 ly '. ' t R vi'L
OiNGHASIS". ' '
- i-ine 101 01 tin-
: l: 1 ui
. . ; Ribbons... .
A FINE assorUnei.' ol .-jy ing a-ln .ii;.iiicr Hyn"-'
liiliuon, also. -Jin aL I ."Nlaiiliiu Kiid'ons'lui salt
t'OLI.I V .fJHtEICI.
I I'M opened a line lot ol HOl I f and MIOtLit
O ol a
an uualitii--. anions wnun sou win
beautiful exculsioiltiil ties lor the L.'.di-'-
il l lteaU
Diadd clotluog al 'tlie. sjore ol
Wlli, I1;W.K INS.
4. w nr.i.eisu,' t . o tiiAai.Lii i.u....a-f t
unt. laiLiusa. ' Hvumh
J. W. SPALDIKG t CO.,
CtOMMI.sMUiV ami loi .t uMt Meci ant,, d.
'ers in Slai Camltt s. Statclf, Soa, , Laid O.i, 'lt ;',
J3ittter, Eggs -c. tfo. HM Con Wi rial St. near !. 11 !
'. . M. Louis, !lo.
. Springer & Wliileman, il.nl 1-011 x lloopei, S S.
.Row (Cashier), tWiiiimi; J. II. Mmgi-s Co., J . J
Adams, Pew OiUiiiu; l.oker Ktniick & o.. ('iioui an ,V
'Valle, Win. M. "Morrison, St.Louu; R . Budeil
Co., AVio Kurlc. . . ' inar7 If
BENtON SALOON. TO RENT.
, PHIS is the largest and Jiest rooui fo( Balls, public
.X Shows, Lectures, Political and other Meetu gs in
jyl7 ' " T.
CALICOES of all colois and descriptions, for sale
cheap by foprMyJ COLLINS BREED.
BONNETS Going olffast and for sale manually
low by pr'.'4y COiLlNS if BREED.
TIJST now received iioui that celebrated Tea Dis-
J trict, Poysng Hho, lso soma of Linn Foo's cho
Imperial, fce. oct'it T- It. SELMES
1 rf( BUSHELS of good STONE COAL, for
1 .UUU which we will pay the highest maiket
pries in traj. QUARLES 4 CALDWELL.
.rpitE subscriber has now on hand and is
X daily receiving the largeit and best as
sorted stock of GOODS, suitable Wi this maiket,evr
brought to Northern Missouri. He returns his moi
sincere thanks for Ilia untiring support e ha. ol
ways received, and no allorl shall be wauling 01 h
. . . . ... .1. 11 .. 1.' I M 1.'
pari 10 inerii lis cvtiiiiuuance. 1. 11. 01. 1. --
I7RESH and fashionable Spring giu ! ju-t receive
. and for sale very cheap by T It. M'.l.lll'.S
AS just opened hi slock of T.irj,i:
t ALB UuI UUIIIJH-iit-wjr mine
.,,d".x.aiil.'. cur gooa.-w. think our price, will suit
u..i. i:l.- Oit.niiair. and l.raeri.-i.
A. MoriETT, A. I. ITILLWELL. O. . OREEN
BIOFFETT, STILLWELL & CO.,
COM MISSION MERCHANTS
No. 11, Eociiot t.,(rp Stairs,)
. ST. I,)UIS. Mi.
AE . M , MOFFETT, '
Grof.,.i'v;OII,'lJ,,,l,s ,xsl " Wt t.
t.k. I-ir,,,,,! M.'r1" ' OX"?' ',rpP,r3
like f ire and Mamie risk upon the most lavor.thle
terms in this well known ml populai -office
"'"""'i rwpi. ioin, in.-)l.
'PMr. firm rf fcaul &. Dtan a dissolved oh the I2'h'
-- f October last. The iiii(leri(;iiHd still continues
me itiarble biiii.ess at the old stand, foimerly w&mA
occi.neu by Hr-cfe. twodoarseal "I T. It. fZjt
...ililmu..! ..I ll..l I 4 ' . . " . J
" ' 1 I'unnii nun inif 1 iraii inaroie, HUll llo
11 illO'to ;-lii,e to n-iriMM4i .. I ,..l
Iheine ve He will e! cli.-.i
pT "' I I
l:a t-ri r bftri
hetn ?i' ,-iiii.,
V SAC!.. "
""' I in the V an. I his woi!
Iht 1 hrnpnnss anil siyle.
-l ! i.c see to tin. 1; fi '.1
; ue atOi t:ui nl 1 rorn
w hii'h ne an; v:Hh,i-
i.' i. 1
ah'y 1 iii-ai
wi.ii.Aiv i'i mi, is pun. t .a y-ua1
I . .1 . . . I . .
,J v" t'aiYiey, ai.'l lor tulv n
AS opened his l'Hli;TS Had
one iloor north of iM' llon ami Hsu-kin,
ft I I II II I "" !-' rtnnitilfo
cash will be paid Lv
! o.-t J -I' .-. c'E. .
tirwl nyttt m pkpc for
V; K store and new KMiionable lie.nty mad
t'omo and se
can beat (he
t ol.2 1 1
pilr. Ij.resl and best as..ite, .tockof ralnonable
r rvcijr ii-h 1 ijmioii rvi r uioukiii 10 nan
1:.. .. u .r .......... - l. . -1.. . ..
hibal, iiuw opening at Hie Botnn W holesale Ware-
, house, o Walk up Ladies atul Cientlemen, we are ready
and happy to show our goods. oct 24J
! ' " T.k.SKLMES.
P I I.; -pnii,8tnr Mm;d I'uridU a.lt' pi contfHiitlf on
wnu at iiiu in1. 111 cuirr.
o(J J l UK' ,,K ""'f TBimp. l'(S.r hoithe
iivpfl mid tor .all! low fev
T. II fP.UMKd
Ul'EENSWAREput up in packages to s'rtil the t-rae
ust received by ocVIJy . '; T. It. SEZMKS.
I HISKEY, 50 bbls best Cincinnati brands just re
V cetved per 8 b Fleetwood and for sale by tiovil
ROPE Manilla Rope, Bed Corda, "plough (incs, $c
in.stoieaud for sa qy -,G.W. CAPLlN;Er
Shoes'-A- Gaiters. "
Jlrbl received;a large lot ol Ladies'
Fine Kid Jenny Lind Exeel.-ior Ties;
I'laui tuid l ancy Gaiters lor Ladies, at apiiJy
COLi.JNS & BREED'S.
IINEA Clucks, Brown LinPns, .Table tinens and
Toweling.-. Cottuuades and Dilllnvrs suitable lor
Gent's wear, for sale at
, f apiity J
QUIXCY extra superline flout: Just v, i wj t!:
a -plendnilot lor sale cheap by ' 'V-
T. It. SCl.IU!s.
TO I Afackerel.llie' bftft ever brbught to0 llaihibal,
il just received direct liom Boston inbnn
rlj,,, iels and kitts for sale by
1)ANAMA,. straw, legnorn, palm leal. silk. 'V
rough and ready, Jeimy l.ind, Ko-suth and -As
other new styles ot Hals for sale , by ap Mi
... ('OLLlNS.v BRJ'I'.D. 0
0 Sundries. '
, :. C I EN V Aii Ef js-w . ug.ir,
V' niniuoTi and3 -iinai 3ii,a-e olas-
cotf.je, lea, -
;.ii.ii r iiimiuo, lud.ii.ei . .-.
c ,- - :ff-l ? ra ir.'e 4 good .
e at t e lo.ve-t ,ff
fill. I.I - .1
.. I ,'lVl I, .V.-- llMOloir All : I n I V
'.v;v . . ,''' j. ai-.. i uj it-'
? I 1 HI.
1 "' i l !. 1 I -J
I U'ajl ,,.0
n,. U i
1.' I ' ev-rybo'l ', !;--
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ISl.t-d I - ." I
! I M'llN, I.ar.1 and iiit-ls.ii,
1 ) I. a' !!:lii-M ca-li 111 i'-i-.
n 1 0' 1 1 ,
'. . f I'l-IMilit;
.!i'--1 ,i!a , -T?
I l.NCV FLOL'R.'ih.
1 1 by 0
.'!t. ml' fas, ai.dt'oi-
cut.! nly lo ,v li
5 1 ' V '. a laiye and vwil
I iim- -urh a- Gnu I..v !
Hyson and hl.ick 'I'ea- 111 m
" . liov.'ty u
rfe.l artieji- '!
! Iniperiiil, Youd.;
re and for sale by
a. v. rA!M.iN(;ilJ;
Splendid lot of Diess S'ilks.
befor 'hi'v are
i'i . For sale by
COLLP SSi BREED.
( ENTNCphgress Boots, Jerey Tip, kip, calf and
IVJlgoal Bootees, also, Gents' line call liooTs, warrant
ed good, aprt ly by COLLINS it BREED.
lot, fst colors, for sals by
iv COLLINS & BREED.
i-V , apt '2
Kj sale by
G. W' CAPI.INGF.lt.
T) RANDY a very superior aiticle on hand and for
G W CAP LINGER
J. A- INSLEE k CO.,
H'OIIW AIIIII.VU AM
Commission Merchants, and Wholesale
Dealers in Liquors.
A superior article of Double Reclined fT'Y
Wlllhkry, of the celebrated -Black Pr
Horse Brand always on hand. j
Also Agents fur Sent it Green's Clarified Cide I
A Lot of Ready-Made Clothing. j
A lot of Reudy-Made Spiingand Summer Clothing
of thel.tle-t st) lea, mst tei-cived and lor sale cheap.
Fuqua UmMiiig-t. tnyrzy j. 11. iit.M s. 10,
L O S T !
l)E I At I" I) Lever. I me t Ru
Silver Wv.';rC3H ,vUAs.
was lost by Unt
11 i.T,iguc,i vh " i v ip
it be Maiket Hoi-.-and V.
i..iii- .,..1 K. I, ,.. --i-V-i-
imii-iiiiiir. bet ween
i,,n 01 between mv house and S. tme
star, tssirt watcb had a chain plated wi huld.
Ir.MonsbU rw4 will benaid I or the delivery of the
H. I watch lo pie.
wptltf O b. HAFNEB.
Josh Silsbee at the Races.
BY THOMAS THI RHTMCR.
Riilhcr dull work was there at the Metaire
races in 1847, in our opinion, what ever some
men may sny in th" country but one little inci
dent deserve to be rescued from oblivion. I
intend to tell the story as it was told to mo by
.nn eye-witness, nnd I appeal to Col. Oliver,
i- 1 . t if 11 1 tT Z .
Jim ulentme, D.w Hickok, and Yankee Sils-
bee, lor its truth. If I have been sawed. I'll
own, and you may call on. roe for the penalty
the lirst time I set foot in the "lower ollice."
Everj- body who has ever been to New Or
leans at least everv boilv who is anv bodv
parties I have named. The Col. is
the nunJ to watch the "coming in, ' or took a
telescopic view, through the bottom of a tum
bler, and about as lair a specimen of a southern
er as one wottld desire to meetr As for Jim
'Valentine, he can sing a good song, and is, or
was at die lime I write, a jol!y, good looking
b iv, lull oi luiij spirit an. I whimsicality. Dan
H lu now kcrps a crack liorse Oh the
!R!: roa I, i.i tlie lake end, was then engaged in
stc.irirt.h.ting, aniT'ertlild ftrrrgfe lor.jger, rU-loud-er.-:
-1 1 ' i gain plumpness quicker but I'll spare
'Dan's blushes. A dull, day ut a Spring meeting
lolhn-e biwji was tin ahominatioii ; and when I
te'l you tliat Josh Silsbee, who was playing an
i.,r .tri'iiH-nt ni the American, was also in the
crowd, aiikd and r abetted by Jim Jones, the
'treasurer of the theatre, with his managers,
j Place ami Stir-kney, von may imagine the gene-,
jral horror, as the chrtnees of spurt wers not
likely to tie (lunintsiieu. A proposition was
made to get up a mrub race ; bt even that fail
ed. A feeling of emitii began to' steal over the
party, and in the mMsl of an anxious debate, it
was discovered tiiat Isilsbee had cloped,"and that
no traces could bfc found of the runaway.
Jim Valentine determined to have some fun,
cost what it might, and bantered a French plan
ter, from up near the old Red Church, to run
his blood mare--a fine animal she was against
something or somebody. But jVLotisieur Hypo-
jlile D'Anzac declared he had come for the pur
!poso ol seeing tlie races, not to make them, and
As they were debating the;-matter, aqueer
looking yellow Wagon, drawn by a" roiinh coated,
but clea'n-lirobtfd horse, drove up. The occu
pant was at one recognized by his dress, no less"
'.1 i.: ..t 'i. i. 1 i- .
iiuiii yus fuiici .ii- uiijicui aiii!; iu uc u 1 cat llu
Yankee, oiu-jof the -greenest unV or his kind.
Vi.frci.ti.ic t?.c!i!ed him v.hrtut di'V'y , e,"i''r'ia,l
his wagon', made fun of his horse, and 111 the space
of f)ve minutes, managgd to rile his customer too
Ins heart s content. ,
"Leuky, here yeoti !" said the Yankee, "that
'enejios of mine Is clear grit ahull race boss,
nnd no baelin' eout. 0 I never rai-c. bosses my
!i'lfJ; it's brl'iil resky business j buf.FH bet" tficr
I old wagon, hos nnd all, that he could lick
I that rlick-leukin' mare there in a mita sjiiit
aremind this meddcr, in less tioie.tlian yeou kin
s:i- Beejiw ix when ver meouth's puckered.' That
!crlttcr vamler's nicoiitv nice for to leukal,but
he can't run. no, heow.'r So saying he pointed
at the Frenchman's inare with evcrv mark of coikr
tempt? . o
"AhS!'" cried the- Ffenelmjan, not' a' little net
tled, "yon link zut ze mare cannot runth'r'-
.Mii fni! your dam olt Me, nevair overtake lt,er,
c "That's mf he diint try-, Mister,"
the Y .mkee. o .9 .
o sare, sanl the r renehman, "eet ce not
trying. I v ill Hot run my -mae gainst your old
pell jr horse, liir Ishould viu him and all yoilr
nioii-iay. by gar '.
, "0.1." w iclL." 'replied tlw .Yankee calmly, "I
iy-in no ".eiise.' If yeoure aleard to'make
!.i !vise you n il to Yuy your mare, my-
s.jii D iver, : ir i!i;-.t0ys:!ikeo horse has got
t v-laimed -D'AnZ iC
ze liiillntiie of
nis ut-lie rllos-
l i.-ieui- D'Anzac ' lirtrse would walk clear
ll.av- voi.i liim," said Valcniini. 0
. i'.i u'o vou a hundred on that, Jim," said the
C-ii'.'u-l.- - 0 '
w.is me reply, "ana it .Monsieur
goes half with me I'll treble it."0
-Yes sare, I will go you two, tree hundred,"
exclaimed the Frt-iulmuin, now fully roused."
"Hello: said tlie ankee, "nusen you let
.1 ni .4-ii. jycro aiii. 111 1'-1.'" tiinii- 1 speose woKe tne law, ana let the car gently to the earth, tticy threw the. loam-over iny dress as they wicReU examples have a dirctml tendency upon
-S re, te,...iine I the sxcited Freiu'hman, "I ' Tlic'crowd was now arriving, and the scene get- sprung to seize mu, atSd their teeth clashed to- e young, we cannot see why it is that the
i! n . aVr.iid, bn- 1 d 11. ft slioose to make ze riM-e,' ting animated. Hurrah, brayos, clapping of gether.like the spring of a fox-lrnp. Had liiy drunkard cannot itnparfthis constitutional ailment
du's.i.il!" "o . . 1 hands, and other coiiLTat illations, were showed skatesd'ailed I'ojr one instant had I trioDed on a to his offsDrinir as well as anv other. Children
me mi t in this hasty puddip' myself ; I've got a power of the gas. 0 o : would break them! and then I would have pro-j who do so in the face of light and knowledge,
li'"i'e jit wtcr for you to size on "that question. But the parachute expenses of the day were" tffcfbrs that would be peer to the fiercest ceui- must have a terrible account to give tog the mis
I II slake a hundred on old Jehosaphut by Jehu." not yet ovur. Tho spectators returning from the ,zens of the rest. The wolves taking the hjnt ;ery and ruin they may entail upon the world.
I The match was marie, the horses were led out Champ de Mars were gratified with aiioihcr de- conveyed by the dogs, stopped in their mad ca- Parents! we beseech you, if you have no regard '
.to L'eL ready, and the spectators besran to uuike r-enf whii h vi-us not down in the bill. The hal- reer. itnd.dd'ter a moment's "consideration. turn--ifor yourselves, ftpare, oil, lipare the imfoeent un-
jtheir bets. As the Yankee declared he would
ankee declared he would
it was against his principles
. never rule a norse,
: a negro boy of
a negro toy or wnver s was nppoin eu to mo
responsible station of jockey. The' Frenchman
insisrc 1 on backing ins own mare.
I Just us they were about to start Oliver said to
"See here Jim, I don't want to take your
insisted on backi.ur his own inare.
mnoev. 1 lie I ri'iii'liman s horse u i II lieat.
If yon want to draw out I don't object," rt-
plied Valentine, "pervided you own up; but
otherwise I'm 011 hand."
".s you please,' repneu uuver.
j Old Jesse Smith had been looking on iu the
meanwhile, and broke the silence with
I "I'll go tiny gentleman fifty or a hundred on
that mare !''
"Done!'' said the Yankee.
Me too, if you please, said Oliver.
Dan Hickok after looking at I ho Yankee's came to the surface. With the proverbial cool
horse, burst into a tremendous explosion of neess of his astonishing profession, he tucked
laughu-r. his parachute under his arm, and quietly swam
Christopher Columbus never discovered that ashore with it. You may suppose die two banks
beast '."eric I Din," how could he? Ho wasn't f the river set up a hearty shout as the daring
born,! I'll double that hundred, Jesse, if you adventurer touched the quay.
Juve the pewter to spare." .1
Jesse had hardly iiine to say ye,, when at the
wordtro oil wcu' lio'.li horses with a whirr like
urrows. The mire took ihe le,ul, and main-
Juined it daring the. first quarter. On the sec-
on I the horse lipped her uu 1 kept there during
third. Up to within a hundred yards of tho
winning lust, you could h ive covert d bulb ani-
1 -V '1 .. f I1..I-. .1.. ..
mils wan a frili-ei. nucueuiy 1110 iivihot aiieun. 1 no services will oomiueiioo at tu
. ... . 1 .till, sl ...I
ihoiseshot lorwara, run in luu tour icngms
ahead. The Frenchman was no where, and sat
on his splendid charger the picture of despair,
whilo three hearty hurrah for the winner broke
from the lips of the' crowd.
"What will you take for that horse?" eagerly
asked Valentine, as he forked over the Yankee's
"Can't sell him, he aint mine, only borricd
him, replied the Yankee. "
At 'that moment a groom came forward to
sponge the horses mouth and neck a single
wipe of the sponge brought the brown paint
away in a stream from the Colonel's filly, and
me scales ten trom Jim Valentine s eyes.
"Oliver's colt; and who the devil are you
sir?" cried he. . o r
" vas tlie green Yankee said the party ad
dressed, at liie same time pulling of hi yellow
wig, "but I am Josh Silsbee, Colonel," contin
ued he before their surprise abated, "I bet you
a cool hundred, you know, that our friends
would never discover me, and if you'll just fork
it over, we'll have the tallest kind of a blow out
at ttio St. Charles to-morrow. Monsieur D' An.
zac, I take my benefit at the American to-nurht.4'ten "oli'nde, ft seemed as though from tlie tread
1 :r mi ..:..... 1 . 1 ' .
uiiu 11 juu ii iiuvi; si juivaiu uox, ifs iicaniiy ai
your service. Spirit of the Times.
Balloon Ascensions. .
Parachule Descents A Paris letter of the 14th
August, published in the Washington Republic
thus describes two aerial flHits; o
Among the other "umusemcnts at which the
strangers now in the city nocked yesterday in
crowds, was the parachute by Madame Poitevin.
Few descents have been made at all, and none
whatever by a lady sincej 1835o They are lie
most curious and interesting spectacles at which
I have ever been present.- At 5 o'clock yester
day afternoon, Madame Poitevin wde round tlie
vast enclosure or the Champ do Mart in the same
little team that makes weekly visits to the up
per regions. She thtew flowers to the specta
lators as she went, wlio eagerly seized and'3 di
vided thcin. c
Shu then took heiscat in the parachute. This
was altogether diuerent from any hitherto con- jspuivfrom the iron of my skates, and I was some igrcat distance of time frtrni th course of intem
structed. Th car was formed of osier, lattice distance from my pursuers, whence their fierce Derance. and lond after th mdonti.in nf r.h..
or open-worked, and exactly in the shape
uit anane 01 .a
broad brimmed hat. In the hollow was built
sorVbf seat, and 011 the brim were0 two handles
by which to maintain a lirm position. From flip
edges reached ten, or a dozen cords to the bonier
til' the parasol, wliH-h'was made of that peculiar
IT 1 ' . 1 . ..
siuii usea 111 me manuiaclure ot trigs. There
was no frame work" of any kind. The centre of
the -parasol communicated by rope passed
..irougr. nc rjetten ci nc c?.r ci tJ.c u oo-i v.
the mronauts, who at the proper time wore to cut
it. loose. -' 0 ' . o 0
Persons who have ne.erseen a .parachute
imagine it "to be spread while asccnJing Jike an
uv spreau wnue asccnLiing JiKe an
a. This is not the case. It h:.n,4
open umureua. 1 nis is not me case. It hangs
. 1 ii rni . . ., ---- . 1
iiku a pocket.
handkerchief held by the middle,
allowed to fall. "At the height of
feet, or thereabouts. M. Poitevin
ami .the ends
. . .
ened its pice and dronned eracefullv awav bn-
jfore the'wind. - Jt was now evident that it would
1 . 1 -. " . . .-- . . '
regain the ground outside the. Camp de Mars,
..i.i,..', - j, . m. r . '
cut tiie0ri4e, ana the parachute fell athast fifty "ifIU u'1 ny urilln turneu witn my ownorcam- ra;nating point of his disorder. At present I
feet.ofn a desperately straighf line, before the ll'ss sPeed' J'et sUl1 they seemed to hiss forth have two patients -who appear te inherit a ten
parasol spread out its huee folds. ' It then slack- ;ll,elr bre:nh wllh a oundtruly hqrrible, when jencv to uuhealthv action of the brain from
uiieaii 01 insiiic, as was nopeu. .Tlie stampede a"P K""K 1 iMassachusetts on ldiocv, savs, the parents of
that succeeded, doftcs description. All that had "gi"-'8 were lolling out, tjieir white tusks glar- (30G idiots in the hospital are "known to be habit
legs prepared to use them: Half the spectators, :ln8 lrum ,heM' bloody mouths, their dark shaggy U;j drunkards. Such parents, it is afcrmed.givo
six thousand at least, broke loose from, air con- breasts were fleeced witWoam, and as .they a weat am iux constitution to Uicir children,' who
troL in'erturniiKf nolicemen and whatever nhstn. . passed me, their eyes glared, and they liowled are nredisnoaeJ bv theit,verv oro-amMtlnn. tn
cles stopped the cwayand niade for the probable'
jscene of the descent. It was dike running to a
?filP. it KnomPil fi t:iL' mi Inniv tn rr Jit .t K..-.. n.A
fire, it seemed Itf take so long to get -there, and
the distance appeared to increase instead of di-
;ft,iiiish. . . ; 0 0
-Tl parachute' reaeheil'the ground in a street
'some ouarter of a mile f ram the nhu-p nf I'laliar.
katiou. The parasol catchmir in an elm tree
! upon the u-roauntess. Many shook hands with
her, ajul 1 really expected tliat some enthusiast
would go so fur as to kiss. her, particularly as
she is aJ very pretty woman, with red cheeks.
black eves and white teeth A troop of lancers'
was soon on the spot, and the carriage of Mine.0
Potejin whirh'd Rer off from. the evesof.her
excitod attendants. She drove to the President's
box ns he had requested her to. ilo, where he per-
soually feJicitated her 011 the successful issue of
II v feJicitated her 011 the successful issue of
her haz irdons undcrlakim?. Inreiurn she cave
him the boouet which she had held during the
ascent and descent. The bi lloon was now al-
most invisible, the sudden loss of so'great a weight
liavincr rendered much siromrer ihe asueiisiuiinl
loon of the Hippodrome, which was rapidly ad-
vaneinir, cut loose the parachute of Louis
loon of the Hippodrome, which was rapidly ad-
. . .. r . . ..
uni, who was making his Uurd uttetwpt this seu-
son. There were evidently two currents at
diff.Wi,t elevations, for. while the balloon eon-
dillerent elevations, lor, while the balloon eoi-
tinued an easterly course, the parachute fell off
towards the west. This set the parachutist's
calculations at defiance. He had expectedto fall
m tl,.. I'I, ,1.. Mum i-lirivia it um now evi.
dent to everv one, and probably to himH'U'.'lhat
he would descend plump into the Seine. The
.crowds that are always promenading in that vi-
ciiiity feared a fatal accident, entangled as ho
must be in the . oi.e and paraphernalia of his
parachute. Tl good twuumers prepared to 1
. . 11.. ....... I ... I
uimcrui 1 rescue, oui m7 Kiuuaui wi-uci
no assistaooo. Just as the cur was on the point
r t.m.-l.i. lh water, he si.Tan- out. cleared
the ropes,-sank for several seconds, and then
r 1 ri ' -
V""The new Temperanev Hill, at Philadc!
plit.i, Marion county. Mo., will be dedioated on
i it. 1
tho lirst Saturday in October next. There will Vnce with the positive orders to the effect which
bo a Procession of tho Sens of Teniperanoe in hud been promulged by the Government, but
their regalia, and several Addresses will bo do- there wus no possible alternative." This seems
livcml on the occasion. -'The frienJs of Tempo- to explain the contrast drawn between this act,
ranee, and the public generally, aro invited to 'and the generally understood character of Gen.
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0 clock. raimxra nig.
A SKATER CHASED BY A WOLF.
A thrilling incident in American country life
is vividly sketched in "Evenings at Donaldson's
Manor." In the winter of 1814, the relator
sallied forth one evening to skate on the Ken
nebec, in Maine, by moooolight, and havine as
cended that river two miles, turned into u little
stream to explore its source,
"Fir and hemlock of a century's growth," he
says, "met overhead, and fortned an archway,
radiant with frostwork. All was dark within;
but I was young and -fearless; and as I peered
into an unbroken forest that "reared itself on the
borders 6f the stream, I laughed with very joy
oivsness; my wild hurrah rang through tlie si
lent woods, nnd J stood listening0 to the cfcho
Hull r.trlioru1P(l nir.iin nun hcram. until ail wu
tiiat reverberated again and again, until aii was
hushed. Suddenly a sound arose it seemed to
me to come from beneath the ice; it sounded low
and tremulous at first, until it ended in a low,
wild yell. I was appalled. Never before had
such a noise met my ears. 1 thought it more
tnan mortal; so lrerce, and amid such tn unbrd-
Ir 1 .j a.. 1.1 1 i..n.:i.
of jiome brttt animal, and the blood rushed back
to my forehead With a bound that made my skin
burn, and I felt relieved that I had to contend
with things eartbjy and not spiritual; my cner-
K'es returned, ana I looked around mefor some
"eiins f escape. As I turned my head to the
shore, I could see two dark objects" dashing
ithrbugh thc underbrush at a pice nearly double
'n fcpi'ed to that of my ovn. By this rapidity,
j8ni tne snort oVe11 lwY occasionally gave, I
jtiioWoiit once that these were the much-dreaded
I 'la" n.e
never met with these animals, but, from
the description given of them, I had very little
pleasure in making their acquaintance. Their
linUmeable fierceness, and the untiring strength
which seems part of their nature, render them
objects of dread to every benighted traveler.
There ws no time for though; so I bent my
head anldasheJ madly forward Nature turn-
ed me toward home. The light flashes of snow
lhnu - 1 tulil l.ie 1 ve.i thir fncntivi. I t!iil nfit
. . . , - - - - -
look back; 1 uiI not leel afrairl, orsorry, or e
ven glal; onccfhought of home, of the bright fa
ces awaiting mv return
u, or their tears if thev 1
should never see me again, ..nd thcii. everj' en- iIIluU no causeC0UiJ be assigned except sin, !
ergy of body and -mind was exerted for escape. lass of jirlts fllhefi hw(vr m4
I wasoperfectly at home on the ice. Many were ( beenca colllirrneil drunkard, was subjected to fits,
the days that I had spent on my goo4 skates, (of delirium and depression, following inebriety, e
never thinking that at one time Uiev womd bef ;aud diedof delirium tremens. .TheW recover
my only means ot Safetv. Evcrv lialt minute l ii;, r.Mn,i m, u. It . .
al alternatij ydp from my 'ferocious followers,
I told me too certain that they Were in cRise pur-
s,ul'- Nurcr a,lJ "trer tliey came? I hear!
Ip from my 'ferocious followers,
ihtlr .rt'L,t P -ttenng. on the ice nearer sull, tntil
ou!d feel their breath and hear their snifllins
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1"L,JU'U ivw aim 'ir u:ir suiiuuig
scent- Every iwtye and inuscfe inlny irame
jwus stretched to its utmost tension. The ll-ccs
the shore seemed to dance m the iniuertain
1 . 1 1 . 1 1 1
invoumtary motion on my part turned me out
..'(!..... TL .i ..I "l"U.-.l ..I-
'of mV cour,- Tlle wolves.'closc behind, unable
:to sl0P' nnJ ns ""able to turn on the smooth ice,
.t;n..,i U...1 r..ii : 11 t .
1 wllh rur.v- " '
The thought flashed ou my mind, that by this
llliiaiK I Aniil.l nvnlil ttiun, )t. tii,.,!.,iv a-
'means I could avoid them, viz.: bv turning a-
cide whenever they came too near; for they, by
'the formation of thVir feet, are unable to run on
ihe ice except in a straight line.' o o
! At oflO time, bvdclaviiiii mv turninor ton lon.
my aanguinurv antagonists came 'so near that
stick," or caught my foot in a fissure" 111 the ice,
the s,torv I am now telling would never have
been told. '
I I thought all the ela.nces over; I knew where1
they would take hold of me if I fell; I thought
bow long it wfluld be before J died; and then0
there would be a search fctr the body that wSuhl
already have j!s tomb; foroh! how fast man's
mind traces out all the dread
picture, only those "who have
ad colors of death s
picture, only those "who havetieen so near the
irrim uriifiiuu uan tell. v,
But I soon tame opposite the house; and mv
hounds I knew their deep voices roused by
the noisebayed furiously from the kennels. I
heard their etuttns rittle; hw I wished tl
ed and lied. 1 watched them until their dusky
God-"forms disappeared over a neighboring hill.
mi I ' is. 1 11.
tnen,jaking on my skates, 1 wenuea mv way
to the house with feelings which" may be" better
imagined than described. But even veil nev-
imagineu man uescruiea. it
er see a broad -sheet of iee
without thinking, of tho s
those .fearful things that fob
ullvv W J I IV ail HIV llllAFUOl IX II
loo in t ha .i.... iiin.a 1
snulllmg breath and
liowed me so closely
down me lrozcil IveilllcDl'C. -
Gallant Conduct or Col. CaitTtNutv.
The Washington correspondent of the New
York TriAuna says: f j
"A private letter from an American gentle-
tan iu Havana, states an incident as occurring
, ..... . .
lA Ue execution which i have not seen u print,
..1 n.:,tA. .... ,t,t i' ' v.. tT.l "I
v v j 1 . 1 1 . n , 1 , . 1. . iiii iuiu (.is u-wa uui
kneel, he impatiently excUimed:
Xu! J kiwd
oay to GoJ, an.1 nevtr turn my back ii ih toiemy,
The guard stepped back, and he was left totace
the almost instant fire of the platoon, which he
did with the utmost ooolnuts. j An American is
usually a nan, whether as a bravo, a pntiiot, or
in almost any other phaae of life. The ame
letter states that lien. Concha "deeply rca-rctted
the stern necessity which cunm-lleJ him to make
'an example of these men. as outlaws, in c.imnli-
...... w. ...... ..v, V.. W.. V II .
Concha, w lach is that of a generous and humane
From the. spirit of the A.
Of the Many astounding truths concerning
the effects of Alcohol upon the human system,
which have been brought to light by medical skill
and observation, there is not one, perhaps, which
has been received with so little credulity, as the
doctrine that drunkenness is hereditary. that it
is imparted from parents to children. By most
persons, me men is regaracn as me ouspring or
over-enthusiastic minds, rather than a well at
tested truth, corroborated by the evidence of the
most celebrated physicians both of the old and
new world. Nor is the doctrine a novel one, but
comes to us sanctioned by the experience of an- ,
tiquity. Thus Plutarch savs "One drunkarj
rLtlwTtljejr." ond "AriV0l) r-Varlr fW
i..j 1 1 . -1 v ... .
"drunken women bring forth children like unto
themselves." And Dr. Browne, a distinguished
physician of a later day, makes the following
statement: i-The drunkard not only enfeeble .
his own system, but entails mental disease uton
his family. His daughters arc nervous and hvs '
terical; his sons are weak, wayward, eccentric,
and sink insane under the pressure of excitement
of some unforeseen exigency, or of the ordinary
calls of tiuty. This heritage may be the result
of a ruined and diseased constitution, but is much '
more likely to proceed from long-continued ner
vous excitement, in winch pleasure was soucht
in the alternate exultation or sentiment and ob
livion, whrch exhausted and wore out the mental
powers, and ultimately produced imbecility and
paralysis, both attributable to disease of the sub
stance of the brain.
How far the monomania of inebriety is itself
a disea.se, and may be inure the development.
.t. .. .i i .
me consummation, man me commencement or
hereditary tendency to derangement, this is. not
ithf lll.iep in mimt mtt 1illtllinr i ffvnrvr o-,o....
tto believe that it not only acts upon, and renders
'Inore deleterious, whatever latent defects may
lexist.but vitiates or impairs the source of health
!for ;evenij . generation.. That the effects of
drunkenness are highly inimical to a permanent,'
Jk,ihV t-. nf tl, Kln i. U,,.. . .
f. 1 -. . 1 ... 0 .
Some time since I was cajled upon to
feeif n r.Ti 1 T-L-nt i!,rC' fi no K.i,- ' n'l.ml u S vl.n.
...... H .viu.iiu.ui. . 1 1 v. ""J, Hi"'... 1 I , ..1. jmg
old, among whose relations no cause of derange-
'h;, lcaJ jncrea8ea rapidly, and the two he:
'pllcrc!1 wero of B .j The jisease
intermittent, the patient pasmr a week in i
Hi, hcaJ increa8ed raDidlv. and the two hemis-'
hcrt.nt madness, an I the succeeding week in tran- f
ncrent maaness. an 1 the succeeding week in t
Ln.Mir,, ,.;.,. rt.JiJ' .
iquiIUty and consciousness. These states, were '
teparaled t.r connected Ly short profound sleep,
or lethargA differing altogether fronftdiepatienl'a
ordinary "sleep, nnd recognised by hiirr as the cul-
j 1 - . j
niothcrs addicted to drinkiny: and another. n
... . ... . -
ijiut) whse father' was a drunkard."
I rjr nowe,in his Report to the Legislature of
' - . .... .0
.have cravings for alcoholic stimulants; and Dr.
Carpenter saySsuclD children r "especially
' v.r.rta tn iiaan)niii.ilA l.oKit- O
prone to intemperate habits.
And yet many are disposed to look on this
doctrine asDan absurdity, and siy tliat tlie iutem-
-perahce of. the children of vlrunken parent is
sSlelv Sttrihtttithl. to th ernmnte everc Axv aotivt
before them. While we willinalr vield that
partake? of the- tempers, dispositions and way of
their parents in other particulars, and why not
'in this.-' The best iuedioal writervofthe pres-
'cnt day, term intemperance a disease! and can-.
Inot a (listaSecbe communicated! The "disease,"
1 says Dr. Carpenter, "does not consist inothe
.mere act or habit of becoming iiitoxionted. but in
;tlie irresistible impulse which drives the unhap.
py- being to do what he knows to be pernicious
und wronar, and which in the intervals of hia
paroxysms, he views with loathmtr and disgust.
! With these facts stariner them in the facet how
can heads of families tamper with that which is
sowing the seeds of disgrace and death in the
life blood of their own children? Verily, thav
jborn who are yet to come alter you, and entail
not upon them the drunkard's disease.
v ... rf r , , "
I tow muen Uo you charge,
mr?. &W marry me aim Aiisa aJ
"Why, Clem? I'll marry you for two dollara."
- ".two dollars: what you charge to marry
white folks, mussa?"
"We generjly charge them five dolRjrs,
"Well, you marry us like white folks, and I'll
Live you five do
y0U desire it, i'
that's a curious notion, but a
u.ill murrv s.ai lit-.t t V wliit.
Ifolks for five doltar."
The ceremonv bcinu- over CJem nnd Iiinah
"uS.u"Ji"' -fi" 1 ia ...
ment vou tio ls Jt bruit!"
Oct out of my othce, yyu biauk rascal.
A w ise parent wdl not so much aa strive to
accumulate wealth for his children as learn them
to bo independent ol it. .
Diath or Ltvi Wool'boby. Horu Levi
Woo-lbuiy, one of the Judge of tha Supreme
Court of ill United States, and formerly U. S.
Senator from N. Haraptihiro, died at hia re-.i-dence
in thu 3uto on the Jkh inst.
The conversation at Holl 11 , ILu.tt tun.l utt-
on first love. Tom Moure i'iuipared it to a Po
tato, "because it shools fro. a the eyes." ,,"Or
rather," exclaimed Byron, ' tevaU.se jt httc.an
n!l the less by ftrin-"