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HANNIB AL..MO... NOVEMBER 20, 1851.
VOL. 2 NO 12
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U. F.LAKIiNAN, :
Attorney t Law,, and General Heal
' '(-.'- "' ESTATE AGENT, ,-
' l! '..' . V ! Hannibal, Mo. ,
Office on North lid of Bird, between lit and 8d ti.
"ITTILL attend to the collection of debt and other
? professional business entrusted to 1, care.
H hatcoaspUt Abitrtctiof Title, to ll therl .
Ule i Hannib!,nd will fiitoiih tl those desirinsit.
n ebltrect of all the Convejance. on record, of any
lot in the city. ; " '
He ii fommisiioned to take Deposition. Acknowl
edgement of deedi, fee, for the State! of Virginia awl
.Kentucky; ' ' . , : . n
.,: Mewia. WoodB,Chnty, Co.,St. Louie. Mo
, Mexrt. Doan, Eln(f Oa, .
' Metin. Colline f Kellogr, . I ' ic T. u .
' " Biter, PrieebCw, Philadelphia, Pa.
' oiumi ii. nauoweii e; to, ;
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Mr. T. R. 6clme, I f
MAlCeorge Schroter, foct 31-ly If . .
t.-.-i :ii Smlta 5. Allan, . ...
Attorney at Law.
-I HANNIBAL, MARION COUNTY, MISSOURI,
WILL prowpMy attend to all professional hnsinesc
entrneted to hij care in the counties of Marion,
RaII and Pike. ' He HI give particular attention to
the tecminj and collection of debts in any part of the
?Stale. CJ-Office on Bird street, four doors above the
Corner of Bird and Min,1 front of the Marshal and
BERAGC Dea Laines, a newityte of goods for la
dies' dresses' " aprSty
- - i" COLLINS t BREED'S.
' and most extensive assortments of watches and Jew-
try, Silver and Plated Ware, consisting in part of Gold
end silver i.ever rvaicnes, nreatipint, tamnri, t in-
ter Eingt, Pencils, Lockets, Cold Fob, Vert and Guard
haius, Bracelets. Gold and Silver Spectacles, Card
Cases, Silver Combs, Tea Pots, Castors, Caudle Sticks,
-' Aeeordeons, Guns, Shot Bur and Pouches.
pj"Good Watches of every description carefully re
, paired and warranted to keep tints if well used or
the money returned. . ' marSOtf -
THOS. S. MILLER,
(Succeitor o Milttr 5t Bvwtr ,)
,Ferwardicg and Commlialon merchant
-. , GROCER AND PRODUCE DEALER,
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' HANNIBAL, MO.
Siw C.".'i JlisiAUi tiaii c Csztiirwiciit.
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OTEH WM. laWltLVII) 8TUKE.
' HANNIBAL, MO.
r. at. XAiisraor,
Late of Hannibal, Mo.
Xate ot -Quiitey, III.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
SACJU3IESTO CITY, CALIFORNIA.
LACK ace Veils, French Worked Collars and
CaMa..verT larte lot, telling awlul clienpat
pr.4y . COLLINS k. BREED'S.
v Boys' Clothing.
Received th dy, a large addition to our stock of
oys'Clothing,jill sites, consisting of Sacks, Jarkcts,
wtnte and brown, WiM fants, uoitonaae, ditto vests,
HIRAM McVEIGH k Co.
BLEACHED and Ban Mlins of all kinds,
Checks, Flannels, Tweedt, Cassinets and Jeans,
api24y at COLLINS BREED'S.
ADDLERY and Hardware, an assottmet
for sale very cheap be- . "
apra ly ' l. ti.
Fiue lot of G ingtiams for sale onreasouable terms
apr24y by COLLINS Jt BREED.
A FINE assort nent of spring adn summer Bonne
Ribbons, also, Satin and Mantua Kibbofct for wit
: jrrWy-. by COXLINS & BREED.
JUST opened a fine lot of BOOTS and
of all qualities, among which you will find some
beaut ilulnceisior kid lies for the ljulies at
0 o WH. HAWKINS. .
TEP hi and examine those fine BlankeK, and Really
) made clothing at the store of -
, Win. HAWKINS,
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1 cl iwunii
!8tuis. ., ;,cl.ATi.
SPALBIWG 1 CO.,
a.nd forwarding Merchants, rfal-
1 Vers in Star Candles. March, Soup, Lard Oil, Cheese,
.Butter, Egg. AX. No. S3 Commercial St. near Lo-ust
Me lOUlSj ino
Springer k. Whileman, iUrnson & Hooper, S b.
LRowe(Cshier),C'a.iai.ii J.H. Stuiees & Co., J. J.
Adams, H'cas OrUar, tUer Rer, ick k. Co., Choutotu K
Valle, wm. ftJ. Woin.on, SI. Low,
vCo.. Ntw Furk.
R . Budsti
mar 27 -If
BENTON SALOON TO JiCNT.
THIS is the largest an beat room for Balls, Public
Shows, LeeUi res, PulilUa ait other Meeting ia
Hannibal. To tent by Ue day or wk. of
jyl7 T. . Sl-AMLS.
CALICOES of all colon and descriptions, for sal
'heap by f.pr4y j COLLINS BREED.
off fast and for sale unusuaJly.
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ll.at relehrated Tea Dll-
Ffso ome of Unit Foo's choice
TUST now received flu 1
trict. i'oyang llho, al , ,
lirni!..... I 8T.4PI.F. AXD
IlllldJll llOtteiieady made cloth
ttic I 1,!. .tnrir nf Uiocenes. V-.1-
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11 VASVV UKV WOOUS-llJiric-t "j1
Wira Boots, Shoes, Queeusware and ."
-aiul examina our goods we think qui la -
you oct. aa.
rTHEsubsciilicr lias- now on hahd and
JL- dailv icceiliii lha lai-ees
daily receiving lha laigest and best as- Vi, uioi
sorted aincli -( r:ri(ltm .nllnlils foi this msiilf !"ali
v'uukiii 10 ixonnern aii.soniL. r priiirm vs -ao,-
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sincme thank for the iiiilirmr mif.)iort t'.e hmtii
ways reccired, and no eltort b wanting or b
"? ontin!nce. T. R. BELLltS,
A fr-B. STEVENS, opposite the City Hotel, has just friends! Ara I misinformed? .
J. received, in additieii to his forra-r stock, the ' You are not, sir," replied Tyndall. "One
tsbllshment. where their will lwv.mHi,.r;ri,. minister an humble, dovout Christian. We
A Glimpse jtf the;Elephaht.
wairrtN roa the otranat and vhioN
ar ona oi1 tbb tniTiATtt.': '
"A gqud evening to Vou, gentlemen; pleasant
rest to you after' the toilsome journey of to-day.
Destined upon the same pilgrimage' a ourseites,
I presume,, eli? attracted Ly the same golden
prospects. Well, Well, 'tis hot all gold tlmt glit
ters. What a strange creature ii man; I often
wonder at him myself." '; ' "
At this introduction ra ratlicr extraordinary,
it rather nonplussed our bold vovaireurr and I
aynuuu was anem, ana r mil was sueni, na
ojjesey was-silent, probably' meoitating deeply
on tlio excessive singularity of 'nu homo.
: Uut VjlKiloner answered cordially; i .'
"l.ioyr do you do, tir?, Ahl jour observation
waa yery true.", j ( ' C"1 , '
- And he also lapsed into wonderment upon the
same profound theme, but TyndaU continued, in
hia place, p '" o ' '
'Hai indeed, 9 ir," bift he added doubtfully,
"I didn't know it till just now." ,
The Great Unknown did not appear desiroua
o canvassing- the point further, for he eon
tinned: - '
. "I hare heard you are accompani'M bya min.
ister of the gospel. Are my ardenhopei well
founded, or are they doomed to disappointment?
Disappointments siuk the heart of man, but the
renewal t hope gtvclh consolation.
have all derived inexpressible benefits from his
And aa he spoke he shoved forward the 'act
ive, zealous, humble and devout' Sykesey, con
tinuing: "Let mc present to you the Rev. Mr. Wal
ler an ornament to the pulpit und the fire
side,', (par parenthesis a very sorry one to
"Well, well,' continued the old gentlemaa,
"this meeting is like finding fresh water in the
wilderness. Consider me, sir, as your most
obedient servant." ' : ;; -
Sykesey, to test the truth of his protestations,
requested his new found heltA to bring him a
pailf ull of water, which rather stumped the gen
tleman in drnb. But TytIrII witrirg, -
. "There's no use running the thing into the
ground and breaking it qff at the handle," re
lieved him of his mission.
"Ah! my soul ! my soul 1" said the visitor, as
he seated himself by tlio, fire on a pile of blan
kets."' ." T ' . .
' "You'd better be teokin' after its interests,"
growled Sykes, aside. 0 ' .
"(J, Lioru I. U, ljord '. said the new acquaint
"Quit your callin' on strangers;" aaith the
preaclicr to Flint. .
Supper was. by this timo ready, and Mr. Bou
durant for thus the man in drab entitled him
self condescended to partake of the dainties
served up, first asking a devout blessing. But
a like calainily awaited him to that which it is
related upon the indubitable authority of Moth
er Gooso,.once befel thai mysterious individual,
the man in the moon, who burnt his mouth eat
ing cold "porridge, save that in this case the arti
cle was hot bean soup.
While these res ge.iia were yet incipient, an
Indian, mounted on a ruhtish, blind, halt and
maimed pony in animal composing in unity
all those evils the Savior alleviated while upon
eurin, lor no wus emiucmi pwrawi w. a. uuv- jmynajii or gems, and the superior lustre of the
il, came hobbling into camp. Our hero, gifted .evening-star ushered iri the full serenity of the
with a praiseworthy hospitality, gave him a lar- moonlight, a herald worthy the queenly noctur
gess of bread, beans, and a mug of coffee, but as Mal potentate "it preceded. The faint embers of
the Kaw was a Kaw of refinement, be demand- the fire of twigs were dying fast away, and the
ed "leetle mas zuear" to be infused in hia nec- .huge backlog waa half concealed in its own ash
tar. To this reasonablo request Mr. Appleface jes, when the variouf member of the mess, each
returned a decided negative, accompanied by ob- providedwith that necessary, a pipe, Jhe ulti
scure hints of a kickingobo bestowed as to : matim of a voyageur's enjoyment, gathered
equity might pertain. around the fire. Tyndall, whose voice was ex-
The Kanza deliberately emptied his beans and jcellent, though not highly cultivated, began to
coffee on the ground and threw bis bread away, j siny Campbell's ballad of "Erin go Braugh."
when Reuben, enraged at this contempt of his Whatj he had concluded, he said: -hospitality,
made a desperate lunge at his cop- "Harry, to my 'notion, that is the finest poe-
per-ootoreu guest, wno, as iuck wouia nave u,
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u iuiiiuii uu uw nii uu "'
.no lawny orave, viewing ins antagonist coming
at him with miaiaiure strides only when com-
pared to those of the shadowless man, and poun-
cing on his victim aa an eaglet, coolly stepped
aside and pcrtnitted our hero to take a bath more
refreshing thun agreeable. .,
"Well, you did il!" shouted Sykesey.
"Look before you leap take no step in life
wmiuiiL uuuuLiug wic, uuiwuculcoi luuiuitAuu
"Hit him again, seeing that he is a small man,
away from home, out of money and has got no
frieirfa," aaidTyndiill. -'...
"Lgh! ejaculated Reuben, as all dripping
with coolness he rose from the well, and
showed his serpentine figure at no great advan
tage. On the next evening, our sojourner pitched
their tabernacle at the 1 John Spring, distant
three mile from Council Grove. It rained with
xceeding violence all the afternoon, oonveying
blissful anticipations to Mr. Appleface, whose
felicitous goiuus had contrived that it should be
hia turu to do uisurd duly until midnight. Hith
erto there, had lecn bu little usoin their pick
ets, but now it had become of some importance,
for although tho Kanz:s are perieoriy irienaiy
and honest, yet they have a remarkably keen
eyefor horse flesh, and their friendship induces
them to rid their friend of the trouble f taking
care of thuir steeds. ' i.
Valiantly did Reuben take his dragoon pistol
aud button hU grout coat about him, but he did
not so devotedly sally out in tho rain, the wa somewhat out 01 hi latitude, and how, or whiih
tcr fell in torftnl from tha sky, the night was r he eaiste, none mpyeured able to elucidate;
unrelieved by a ainglo glimpse of light ave
the lightning flashes which glared hioes-anily-
the thunder crushod heavily, the wind howled
with temfio clangor, tha cake creaked loudly to
the storm, the lordly t ranche were ahivered
j fll rrasliin? to 'he earth, while our hero
completely soaked, and pearly frighted out of
f lWle w'd he ever possessed, crept undor the
'p : t w tiiicket of briars, ' Bu;t manfully did
he essay to perform his duty :' ha wandered
about-like a gholo in a churchyard, nihynj
of an exploit extraordinary, he tumf I into a
sink hole of muddy water.'': . . '.7., u;,, ed each by-way, line, street, avenue and alley of
. " Now thejDovil and Tom Walker take the the village', he brought up at a cake and beer
lousy, thieving luck to, themselves in glory 'hop near the centre of the place, and Iinmodi
blast the bloody thing, I do say," were the mal- 'ately stalked into tho aforesaid depot of cheap
edictioni of our hero, aa he splattered -about in jf odder. ' A dutchinan kept the shop, and as it
the water like a naiad. or ha(f drowned rat, or 'was a place of common resort of the idlers and
any thing else sublime and poetical. In a pleas
ant pLckle. wa M'i Applaud when he emerged
from- obscurity, minus hat and pistol, plus a
small aprinkltng cl mud. r 7 r r 9 (:
But' even thunder storms eventually wreak
their fulr-glut of wrath and the oheeka of Notus
and unia not beintr insured grow weary of
aotnotimeai Jo evidence this, la it suf
1 WHen morning dawned, our hero arose, be-
timea.Vand dilireptly set about diving for hia
hat and pistol aj)4 finally he enjoyed the extremoi
icnuuy or usnjng tnem D0U1 up from the dismal
wave of the great deep. ' 0 , -,
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' , (Iirill VII. ' : "
The author trieth bis skill as a descriptive writer and
tail ins; therein, narratetb verbatim, an ingenius dis
qmsuion upon English Poesie, aad also touching a
memorable Quarrel betwaea Reuben and (he Parian.
It was fully 11, A. M., before the little train
of which we are the guardian spirits, again .re
sinned its progress, nor did" the company pro
ceed farther than the river a distance of three
miles. Council Grove, aa the village which
may be regarded at the capital of the Kaw na
tion is called, jeontaina about half a dozen log i
huts; including a trading post and a blacksmith
shop". Nothing particularlyromantic, however,
distinguishes the hamlet. The scenery around,
although somewhat monotonous!, is exceedingly
beautiful: broad srvannas clothed In the richett '
mantle of prairie' verdure and adorned with all
the bloom which accomnaniea a western summer !
alone are environed by narrow strips of wood-
wiiu, wnere migmy ioresr. ueea shoot Upward,
exulting'in their vigorous growtK, and the blue
Neoso pottra her rapid v-urrent along beneath
the El, waving groves which riso upon its
At the period of which we snak. hanreith tViA
shelter of the groves around, the white canvass
of the wagon sheets varied the prospect, and at
nitrht the flickering blaze of the camn fires
gleamed all along the river banks. Our hero
and his companions followed the example of
their predecessors, and sought a green sheltered
sward, intending to, camp and remain until they
could effect some arrangement for uniting with
irain xor we .ensuing portion or their jour
ney. . -. . . ';: -
The wheels of their wagons moved no farther,
but there is one wheel which never ceases to re
volve;' old Father Time still rolls on, crushing
his own children ben-ath the felloe, and althouh
now, according to all accounts he must be rather
an aged gentleman, yet is there no perceptible
diminution from his wonted alacrity. He still
continue to get through a day in about his ao
customed allotment. The precise .point I desire
to illustrate by this learned digression, ia the
fact thafby dint of eatinsr, sleeninz, plavine eu-
cre, and sauntering about, our Voyageurs man-
aged to wear away the hours
The ffght succeeding was beautiful and calm,
jthe fiVmament glittered as though beset with
try Campbell ever wrote; the- words so xactlv
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are aaapiea to ine situation 01
He.;' " . .
) 'O, I think not," replied Chaloner, "many
parts of Gertrude of Wvominir are mora rir-h-
fy endowed with poetie feelinr and even that is
not equal in my estimation, to (he 'PWasures of
j Well, for my part," said Tyndall, "I am so
little of a critic timt I prefer Locheil to any of
mg n)Ore rxienaea worKi.
Chaloner drew himself up somewhat after the
'fashion of Gesler naaiine anntAnr-A nn T.ll .nrl
proceeded to give judgment:
I To be continued.) ,
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A RICH YARN.
THE YANKEE'S PEWTER DOLLAR.
Traveler have all discovered that strangers
inuking their debut in large or small villages.
'generally create more or less aeniation among
'the "natives;" who if the stranger puts on the
'slightest degree of mystery, or stop among them
fi avugw 'iu.il 11 VI cg iur epuri 11U
exertion 10 sui mm 10 me very bottom.
In one of those localities, the overgrown vil-
jlage of D.tyton, Oliio, several yeara ago there
Imade hi appearance a long-legged, lean, lank
specimen of human nature, whose taut ttuentble
'bespoke him from the land of "pork and beans,"
i?r as some teem to reckon it, "tho land of Kady
jhabits, uway down Cast!" The erittar seeinod
but certain it was, the stranger created no little
sensation and observation,, a be sauntered
around the village, peeping at tliis, and peeping
into that, with Vis fists carefully stowed away
tin Ihe deep Tecetae of hi capacious pocket,
'and his fuary white hot knocked and "crowded"
into all eort of acute angles and indentations,
; sitting juuntily upon hi tow-hair covered heud.
IU bad bee eca tsakinr hi ujlrw'inte tia
tie -tC about tnidnight the moon ahone out oincr Cod, i.W rjnvot Jow gutlers-i viOr-Uon
hjrightly, and the clouds rapidly broke aWay a betw,tn' 'enort and a grunt. yGuesi ye got
thing Reubentook in high dudgeon, for when he onje cakes and beer here, ha'nt ye?" ,
called up Flint to stand guard, ho observed: : tMMelV 1 V-nk I has a few,'; says the beer
i "Well, tow aint it enough to make old St. .ma"- . ', " ' ' '
Peter ajvear to think here I've stood four houra "Well, Veou hev, that's a fa-aet; well yeou,
in the rain, the grandest shower ever any poor j 'm darnel hungry, haint had a bit o' nothm'tu
devil took, an now I'm e-oin' off. if. 0f-:n day, and guess rji hev a few V tliem notiona
a 1.. 4 1... 4 ' ...I. 13 . L t r & -
wardi Cmnnali, ' early in ! th morning; and
about noon, and after having pretty. we 11 thread
fatroeelers, it was tolerably well stowed when
out down-east gtnus, popped'liis long, hatchet
shaped jphiz into it. lie took a cool survey of
things iii general, and the pyramid of ginger
bread pflct and tilings in particular.
VlleoW dy'e dcou?" aay he, giving tb old
Dutohman behind the counter a familiar -' nod,
which the cake and beer man returned with an
any way, aays the stranger, who by this fame
was tlio cynosure of all eyes, arvd the object of
considerable merriment ro trie crowd m and a
bout the beer shop." : ' ' '' . 5 :i -
' The Dutchman and the Yankee "dickered,"
awliile about quantity and price, but finally the
matter being adjusted, the Yankee sat down up
a a -whiskey cu., arrsxgea hii loader befsrs
him on the end of the counter, and started his
masticating fossils, "full chizzels. '..
i . "Stranger," says one ojthe crowd, 'I'll bet
somcthin' you're a Yankee."
"Well, guess you'd win, ,tu, on thut," says
the Yankee. ' ' '''
"Oh! I know'd ou was. vou're all . terrible
critters for Gingerbread, hain't you?" continued
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"Ye-es," says the Yankee, taking a pull at
his beer, "I reckon we deoy devour it once in a
while. . Tain t hard to take when a feller a in
nards ar nigh on to a col-lapse." .;:
" Whar do you nail from when you re at home,
'Where deou I hail from?" says the Yankee.
"Yes whar dy'e b'long?" continued the ques
tioner. . '
"Where deou I beloner? Ye-as (another iw't
of the beer) Well, aquire, secin' it' a" yeou, I'll
tell yeou. 1 cum from a mighty ways down to -
ards sunrise; ye-as, mighty surprisin' folks
'deown our way; pry, teou, always tip afore the
sun, nam a 01a cruier, oitcn nev lu giv it a pry
la the cold ,s.:rning: ta get it ar4 cST besuf
its business.. Fact, by golly! W crn't for spry
folks deown there hi Maine, truest yeou'd nev
tu deou witheout a sun 'casionally out this way,
for it 'often takes a heap o' coaxin' and stirrin'
to get the old blazer to rise and spread herself!"
"iveukon you have mighty cold snaps down
that way!" says one.
"Cold sna-aps?". says the Yankee. "I guess
we deou pet una leetle the coldest sna-ans deown
there in Maine, 'casionally', ever yeou did' see,
er-haps." ..) . c "''
"What do you call coldweather, down ttiere
among you Yankees ?" "
' "What do we call cold weather ?" says he, "I
ken tell yeou, squire; when the cattle's tails drop
clean off, and the grind-stone busts; when rams'
horns snap-like pipe-stems, and the ceow's bags
freeze up; when snow falls fifteen feet upon a
level, and hard enough on top to bear an ox;
when four and a half proof freezes, and the fire
goes out; then, jest abeout then, squire, we con
sider it a mighty cold snap o weather. '
This picture of cold weather symptoms in
Maine . tickled the crowd amazingly, and the
laugh seemed to "fire up" tho Yankee
"Guess yeou needn't take on so beaut it; bet
five dollars yeou hain't got no sicu cold sna-aps
eout here, any-now r . .
A no disposition manifested itself among the
crowd to chalk up to the Yankee' weather in
Maine, the critter choked down his rising dander,
and with a gtlp awalloived down the residue of
his beer, crowded the last cake into his mouth,
and giving that aperture wipe with the back of
his bony hand, he tacert the ilutehmnn.
"iNeow landlord, cipher up tee damages, and
I'll square the-aocouut." . , ;
"Well, dere vos der beer, six, ond dere vos
de cakes, ten, dat vos, sixteen cents.
"Sixteen ccn-ts? I swan that's
money to invest in cake and beer',' any-how ;
! sixteen cents? Guess twelve and a half will do,
spose yeou call it jest fourteen cents, euh up,
and no grumblin P
i-IiuBh! ' growia the JJutchman "deowa mit
der Vnoi.ies, and clear out of mine house mit vor
"Oh, neow! sheow your monkeyt will yeou?
Guess yeou can't tkeer a feller, no heow; but I
say, yeou; heoldyeour giaxard and let' ar-range
b'usitncss; fourteen cent and a si-gar what
Ready to "explode, the old Dutohman frothed at
the mouth like a fresh tapped beer cask; but find
ing that his oool, (.elf-possessed antagonist was
not to or gotten rid 01 without a pecuniary advan
tage, the Dutchman made th& sacrifice, dumped
down a melee on the counter, and demanded the
cash, fourteen cent, in full 1
Lcisurcl v haulinz out an old greasy wallet care
fully encircled with innumurable tapes and yarns,
a EipaiutU dollar wa brought, forth, the wallet
closed up, stowed away, and the dollar patiently
placed upon the counter py the imperturable
"Now, there's the pewter, lest smash that, and
take cout your bill," say he.,
Tho moment the Dutchman put his finger on
the dollar, his Dutch blood seemed to centre in
hi expansive face ; so red, flaming red, became
this lorae, that a candle might; have bcon igni
ted therein. .' ' . ,
"Shorge J Shorge!" bawls the beerman to one
of his deputies," run down to the aliquires and
git der uonstablo come quick; by'ne mine got, di
Jm laiikeo uot due ouuntt-vhcvt nuius!..
Muv'uc tliero wasn't a genertJ rami P Tho
Yankee abroad, at i
Ls ," was at thisc
Yankee ubroad, at all time a genv of suposed du-
, oharn baivains.aiid cuto"doJ-
critvc.J epoch t!c
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"No, dot it wqnV said ihe beer manj "aTJouhterreit, sir t certainly I do; and U
down mit deT mouies." ,. r" ; you don't render a ready and distinct account of
"Well, neow, gites yeou needn't git riled up ihow it came into your possession, I'll commit
abeout it, any-how; guess I kin plank the pewter j you forthwith!'
witheout trittin cantankerous abeout it. But "Well, perhaps yeou will,' say tlie self-po.
Ohio waa ao bountifully supplied with "bogus"
and by his auspioous maneuvering made an es
pecial object of mistrust and doubt. The bare
mention of hia presenting a eounterfeit dollar
was the cut tot alt the lookers on to rush up to
the counter, surround the down-eoatefand exam
ine the dollar, while the shopman made a break
for tne constable I I he whole movement w
so liaddenly executed, that "down-cast" found
himself iri the bands or the' Tanrrt of the law
before he could ay jmrdtiiw." , A great raft
of Xolki honored km vdown-east" with a pro
oeestion to the office of that high and mighty
puissant arm of the municipal law the magis
trate. ' ' ' " . ' .';"
'Paaaini? counterfeit monrv. eh?" inouired
the magistrate or the piaintin.
. - j .
" Yande;ife tho-toeislj vot lift, vo Okt or,
me, saya ura auii-iiinmi. . . , t ,
"Umph, ah 1 yes, yes, base counterfeit ras
cally fnud!" continues the magistrate, feeling
the greasy, white eoio, which was nicked with
a penkmie, rung, ameliod, and ouierwise tested
the ialet dt circumsianlibut. ,
. "Well, Mr. Bom wig," says his honor, "go on
and tell how and when this ' transaction took
pftce and all about it."" Hia honor then gave a
magisterial snort and cough 1 and the beer man
went on to state his case. ; ; r
-"Veil, then squhires" I voa bchint mine coun
ter, all by mineaelf , put. Shorge, mine dark, and
all dese oder gcht-amen vos sthanding dere too;
veil, vil? I V" j"" out. die tana '- 1
Come, come, sir, no swearing here, Mr.
Bomwig," say Uie magistrate. . ..; k.
" V ell, den, squlures, dis t-N Yankees coom in
mine shop, cat mine cakes .and dhrinkt mine
beer,' den de ta-ta- (magistrate shakes hi head)
den he, dis Yankee, siiews me down to four
teen cents, and den he gives dis ta-(frown from
die magistrate1) dish bogle tollar, vot ish a tarn
spurish counterfeit.". , ' .
"I shall tine you, air, live dollars for that oath
sirl" said the magistrate, in rage. i-: -
"That's right, aquire; put 'ittu the. darned
critter; consarn him! . ',
."Silence, you rascal, or 1 11 send you to the
penitentiary without hearing!"1 saya the foain
inz magistrate to the Yankee; who had, ' up to
the moment of breaking silence, been quietly
chipping the top oil a very ugly cano. in his
possession.-. , . v .';-.
"O! well, squire, if you say so, guess "I'll
diet pan at once) and if you jest hand over that
pewter o mine, guess i u put eoux 01 this town,
uny-howl" . : . -t. .7 -. w J ' r-.l
1 "Will you 1 We, 11 see abeout mat, you ras
?.l?" T4"v,r"l miwiotrAtjM. 'Now.. xm-
ittnKtf. " h i.nnliniiA- ua.prfh. lliA " ruKAi:a
..v. .i.uiia . ...... wwv yJ. . ..w .. w.... w
bout him." i. i - . ;
The "Yankee was forthwith fumbled over,
tumbled and tossed, every seam and quarter of
his rough, plain, and substantial toggery duly
scrutinized, and the contents' a large jack-knife,
piece of chalk, strings; a wallet, and two letters
were placed upon the desk of the magistrate.
Ihe contents ot the wallet exhibited several
hundred dollar in good specie-paying ; bank
funds, a gold piece, and two Ave francs, all
genoo-hie stuff; although' the court tried mighty
hard to throw some doubts upon the purity of
the funds, it was no go, and the attempt to
question the means by which so much money
came into the possession of such a queer, common-looking
biped, proved equally futile, as tho
examination of the letters indicated very dis
tinctly that the down eater bad a dad and inam
of some repute in tho State of Maine, and heaps,
of love, affection and regard for their perambu
lating offspring now in t the meshes of the
Western law: ' - .
"Have you been robbing any body; air? aire-
mi vntir lfttra. and this vmir mAner. air?' in-
;these your letters, and this your money, sir?' in-
quire the magistrate, keenly scrutinizing the
lankee. . . f ,
" Well eqnire, I reckon' a beoW them doc-amenta
be mine, ef I know anything abeout law
and gospil. And
I ." What is your calling what do you follow
!for a living? 'interrupted ihc mnis'ratc.
j " What deou I follow fot a livin! Ye-as;
(well, aquire, 1 live abeout like outer talks, aeou
ibreuth principally, and 1
" Come, sir, no impudence,'
.trate, !answer direct and to U
aays the macris-
tha noint. Haw
! .. : ,,...:.... !.;. -..nt.ru: J..t
j;AtUV JUU 111 JVV. U4 LIIIT . ....
o'tlar, this vil fraud, eh?' :
Cuuideifrii ! says the Yankee, with evident
spirit, 'counterfeit dollar? Squire, deou yeou
I 1 ...... .1I. id '
sessed down easter. 'But I calculate, squire, ta
(prove yeour no judge of apecie, if yeoube o
law, and I'll jeet bet yeou or ny onP:,eisej
1 squire, that that ore dollar there Is gt
Souni.h dollar, cvinigo.''
"Why, yoi ra-cal,1 says the mriitrate, 'das't
I know good money from bad ?"
"Calkcrlate yeou dont, squire. Ef yeou
want to bet on't, I've got the doo-eraent to lay
up any AeoW' aay the Yankee. ,
jam rum, aquire: "?ale bait,
cry in court; and the magis
trate, in the heat of the excitement and apparent
safety of tha 'risk, (i. e. having blithe fund
in his hands) forgot his dignity and authority,
and cried out o .
" I'll bet you fifty dollars that that i bogus
Djuo, says the Yankee, with the utmost
coolness; 'done squire, Jest lay up yeour rag
along side o' ray null wallet there, and ef I lose
-rake .cm ell eteotm.'
That I will,' aaya hia honor, 'and end you
to-Columbus into the bargain, sir', . . !
"O! yeou needn't givo yeourelf any onoasi.
net 'beout mo, perfect businea transaction,
squire; and I eal-kelata it'll eomo . out nice and
and 1 square, any Aeojc." .
" Now we'll soon settle tint, aay the sqiurv.
Hero vou. June, .vou're a silver. imitii. feel
this dollar'.' ' ' . .
"Jone felt the dollar, grinned; intlt it, gaVe
two grin " ,.
"rcw-tjr a: Ib'tt.iny, aiilrct erf Jop,
" Yoh,' My tho Yank to Jot.vs; 'do you
know kOcl-ver when yeou e ir he
grinning at the itver-iit!u ,
j Bs4wu I ou.t to,' wy U, ,
' "Fire: In that stove 0' yoitrn,- squire?' (('hm
nodded 'yes.') Woll, neow, jest give mo Uicm,
tongs ar.d the dollar, an; neow, squire, dunt get
alarrood, no hocus pokers Tjeout this (all vyere
on the lenler kookt of exciteTncnt;) but by jcV
holdin that dollar over them coals a minute and
a half, I fetch it out a bran, spick and spunji
bright and gn-eo-lne dollar?' ' '. " ;" ' yV.
".The mob rushed the desk, to where the aii-u
kee dropped the dollar from the tongs, and be-!
fore you could say John Robjnson, E-q. ; the
ver-smith bawls ' w
"Squire, you've lost, by thunderl : It ia a
good dollar, fteen oovered witii tin foil or quick
silverl' ' '.; r .. - - ... . -
"The entire crowd acknowledged the com, ,
the magistrate 'confessed' it at lust; but in eonu-
'daraiioa of handing hack the Yanko his wallet
ana contents, uouar, o-c., no Knitrauij x win
they'd call it tquare, and he would Idtfuttrpngtr
"The leetla eends' of the Yankee's coat tai?
. .1 1
were soon standing out toward sunset, anu
court olosed for that lny.'! , , c.. . (. .
i From Sartain't Mtgaiine.
: ar ctaaa woreto.
what." , -, ... : ,r-,;i,..
"Now don't sneak "o"thort7-Tou kfilTTI
could not help it."- A 4 .
Irene, with a gesture of impatience, moved
her chair quickly around. r. s;.- , -i
"You might if you had chosen," she answer
ed tartly. . ' ., . . , , , . ,
"Hut you would, not have bad mo treat her
rudely. Now listen to reason, Irene, and don't
let suck a trifle come between us."
"A trifle! um!. yes!" and the yVxcd maiden
wheeled her ohair still farther uround. "A
trifle!" she continued; its no trifle to mc that
you should be seen by every one in town with
Kate Clifford, whep we haven't been friends for
a year or more. After all she uid about me,
toof I declare, it' too provokktg! A triflol
no I it i petritleUo her, either; how site will
exult over it I , Never mind;- -I don't oare! but
you see if I am not even with yoi yet." '
"Irene, what more would you nave me nay 7
I told voli I could not help it. : And Hugh, a
he spoke, ree op from his seat, and came round
in front of hen "It was jut,thi way. I told
you ell about it; bow she met me at, the College
iarounds: it waa nearly dark thcn.andwbe ue
claimed me for arT cic6ff : you" furf WtmlcTTWt "
have had me refuse ner ' -W.T..- -j
You might have left her at the fair, if you
had wished to. But no, it suited you very wall
to play the devoted to her all the evening, while
I was here, alone, crying my eyes out.' I'll not
be o foolish again, I know that tnnch," ' "
vISow, did you -really shed tear for my ab
sence, Irene? ' , . . - . .. . j . .
."I did not aay I cried for you., I am sure I
would not have cared where you were, t vou.
had kept away from that maneuvering Kate
Clifford. I cried because I waa angry;' for I
saw you go down, the street with her, and 1 11 told
me, when he came home from the fair, that you. -
scarcely leltiltte a sj.le all the evening, ex-
cepung wneu you were sent oy nor upon some
errand. Very well! you can go ne-ain- with.
her this evening, if you choose it' all the iauio -
t0 Ine. ' ' .-I.- ' : : .
Hugh, was grieved,, not'apgeccd, by tliis un
iHuel saond, and he answered, calmly,
"If you would only be reasonable, Irene. L
have toldj-'ou onee how she claimed my service ,
ia ucn a way could not refuse them; and in-.
deed she found plenty to keep me busy, I acsure .
you, or I should have been here, where I would,
muck rather-have been."
Hugh, as he finished speaking, endeavored to..
imprison the dainty little hand that was ptdling
ao impatiently at the massive-chain. But in
vain. It was . drawn quickly and resolut'y
away; and the, young man could not repress
sigh, as he noted the change which ill humor -wrought
in tba countenanoe of' on he loved so ,
" 1 am not to be lorgiven, then r ' he said, in,
a low, reproachful tone.
IreiV'ltWould not-answer, but ber feet beat
nervowiy-wv iw vivct cushics that ly bn-,th .
then.- ; . '
Hugh turned, and foldlfiv his rram! Uwiuut -
hiia, paced the long drawing room, to and fro.
There was not a sound to break tlio stii'mtsv '
save the flutter of Irene' fan,frr Ifuh foot-.
steps fell noiselessly upon the heavily tufted
carpet. ' . '
Suddeuly, Hugh laughed tf bo approached .' -Ireae-Sj
was an unfortunate laugh; for it steeled
the hert that was just beiuiun' to yield to ita
better if clings. . But Hugn could not help laugh-
jtrurj him so ludicrously, and iYt-ne filling hers
tag. ?The two ohairr stAnuin? oact ta back
ttilh. such sa air ox Mt"ntet nurtuiy. .
'' 'Let thaw, lav ah uho tern. Sir Hugh," said "
Irene, fixing her large black eye steadily upon
htm, ' "As for me, 1 aia in ao mood to b laughed
at, and I advise you to go to Kate Clifford ; the.
o doubt, will tolerate your rudeness ; but I
aever will. .,
Hugh'a cheek grew a trifle' paler at the
haughty tone which hi betrothed aumed.
lYitfioui enangmg ins poMiicn, no orew .nv
slowly hi gloves, one aft .. the other, .j.
-"Good night, lrein I .Kail but trouble you
soon again with my presence," he said at hist.
and lingered a moment, but vainly, for nn an.
swer, - - Another-, and he was gone, . .
As the door closed upon lum. Irene started to.
her foot. Her full, crimson lips partfd, as though '
the would have called him t-ick ; but pride con
quered loye, a it has u'tea and oft n doi.e before
and sinoo, anu sne sana oacx in tier cnair, vexecj
at her own hasty words, and vexed with Hugh
for obeying her i readily.
Moment afwr moment stole way. Not a
ouftd, save her quiek-repeitcd sihi. nd tho
nervoas lappings of her fan. She drew he
lucJtet from the folds of her rich brocade dress,
whor it waa bidden, aud gnxed erm-st!y end
M'Uy yjioii the exprevsivo j'aee which fJit artist
In.. I fithfnlly dmwru .
1 ljo rowa ere! she coiJJ not forsr1!
jUow often tht y bad ahowcrcd tiaxir sunlight of
,iovo upon her. The m miy ten iWnt:t, of that
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