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THE 11 A ft ftvfc
p.MVlintGrea, ...Feb. 8, ISM,
As some roay.not understand, und a
ether n;ay " kiiovt itig!j uWrcprcser.t ihe
.bjcct whit'u we had in x icw, in the e-
tablishment tithe yllanner,'' we beg
leave to stale explicitly, and w ithout
jqunocation, our objoet. O.ir design
was noi altogether selfish; we looked not
aki.a to personal aggrandizement, when
we Jbr'med the project of conducting the
press. Perhaps we were not entirely
Tree from that feeling ot self, to coni.
won to our race but other and nobler
objects, we hope actuated us. We say j ,he tl,'"DS n'l'ions were looked upon at
the party with whom it is our p:c to he vassaIs aml serfs of the great hind-co-operate.stnigglinR
mnnfullj 8inst 0 ! 1rds' this doctrie '8ht ha, e becn
stronger foe we saw its energies weak- j FPulr-but this age. hen ,hose
ned and impaired by vt'riie and intes-! oId anJ hIavUh notion" which mankin1
Une warfarc-wc sa U,e Very temple ! imb'be1 n 1,18 dark Se. ,,l,ve been dis
of Democracy destcrated by the rude PelIcd.bJ' the sunlight of civilization and
ru..,. .jiv. i 1 ' i r j imnrovemcnt; it can never meet with
viiui a iui orouier, ana iriena t
sci'A friend,-and we shuddered as we
beheld that each day weakened our own,
and added atreng'h and' vigor to our op
ponents, who were laughing in their
sleeves at this continual warfare. But
that time has passed away if there
were any issues involving principle.
hey have been decided ho people I
ani.,! .k , ,, , (
hDM... i. vrWen a man is imprisoned for debt, will
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given ta them, and he,,. traor ,
m incendiary, who would with an im-
pious hand stir up again the embers of
bitterness in the same household. If w e
know ourselves, our only wish is to
close if possible, thc breach w hich has
heretofore existed in our party, to drive
far hence the vile demon 'of discord,
which, has stalked into our party to
turn our batteries
foes, who. although beaten and over-
upon our common
whelmed for jt mnmnt Kv iIia r.,iil.p
' . . , . ,
voice, will again raise its Hydra head)
under some sounding appellation to at
tempt again to play the miserable farce
of eighteen hundred and forty. Does
not wisdom cry aloud to us to stav our
unnatural strife, and march in one solid
and unbroken phalanx against those
with whom we differ upon fundamental
principles? Can we then as conductors
a Democratic press, Ho more to cfect
this laudable purpose than by planting !
ourselves upon the broad platform jfj
.t, n . t ,
tno Const it 11I ion bv occunvirir the
same ground upon which the Republi
can fathers of seventeen hundred and
ninety-eight and nine, stood at 4iat mo
mentous period in the history of our
- t 1
Government? Then, awav with dis
cord: away with heart-burnigg and hick
erings. Shall it be thus, Democrats? if
so, let it be your watchword let it be a
shining monument afar oil", to guide you
to victory. Without your aid and co
operation in this great work, we are
powerless without an effort on your
part, the glorious cause for which our
party contend, will be irretrievably lott,
and you may live to behold the immola
tion of vital principles upon the unho
ly alter of private pique and katruJ.
r"Tit Bask i a. As soon as the
spring opens, and arrangements can be
made, we promise our patrons that the
"Banntr" shall appear in a mw dress;
and if we do not issue the most interest
ing paper north of St. Louis, we prom
ise to make it as much so, as our feeble
abilities will allow.
J"From what we can learn, the
public are looking forward with much
interest to the debate at Buffalo meeting
house, on the 15th inst. We can safe
ly say that most of the disputants select
ed, will be present. We shall take no
tice in the Banner, of the important
issues assumed during (ha debate by
Messrs. Broadhead, Brewinglon,
Henderson, Buckner and Minor, will
certainly be there.
O" for the last two weeks, a highly
interesting protracted meeting, Lai
been going on in our village. We hope
much good has been done, not only to
particular individuals, but to the com
munity at large. We'have been highly
interested in sermons delivered by the
Rev. Messrs. Campbells and Wilbur.
U We insert in our paper to-day,
the communication of "T. S. R;" the
fibject to which he alludes, is one of j
vast importance, and we invite a discus
sion pro and con, in our eolumns if it
11 eonducted in the right spirit. .
J5"The report of the resignation ot
Judge McLean, has been contradicted.
f We are indebted to the Hon. J.
II. Bvmlin. for public document,.
MPRISONMENT FOR DEBT-
A bill has beeu' introduced -into the
Legislature by Mr. Gamble of St. Lou-
ig, for the repeal of the act which pro
'. hibiti t,e u c lhe cPioS' ""P' 1,1
"'"''"il We can only hope that
"iay never" become a law we hope
thai our code ..t laws may never be
7 thc enactment of a law bo re-
polling to justice aod humanity, as to
'mDlure a" honest and an innocent man
j l,mn wails OI J in eoIi "?'"
flon an tri,ni'. because he
i is U,,abIe ,0 debts which
' he have contracted.
I "K 01 Ie"aaI aespousm, wnen
the approbation ot the people. e
look upon it as a matter of principle.
Man has no right to encarocrate his fel
low man for simple debt. To the .cred
itor, it would coubtles be vastly -com-fortablc,
if his heart be vindictive, to
throw his debtor into a dark dungeon, to
rot piece meal away, to see him droop
end die, and become food for worms.
the law, aiding the merciless creditor,
n.n tint AoUiv n' lio mnvf r.miin in
pa v mat ueuir 10: lie muM rciuuiii 111
prison, until he makes an oath "from j ,)nl ,ay arise wi'.h other govern
whicjiakecn sensative mind will shrink j merits; and the constitution thereof,
with an involnntary shudder.. And j with the proper evidence of its adop
when an individual is discharged accord-jlioji by the people of said ic public
ine to law, is he a better man or better ;
r .1 r j 1 it. ...
citizen, from the firerv ordeal through
. . . .
which he has passed. It hfc be a man
lof no f'"e raral fcdinB if lon- iuter;!
,CUlliav ,tllt OIC wvtiu Ilia I'iimvivM :
him callous, he is perhaps-1
but not so with a man of high toaned into the Union, alter ceding to the
moral sentiment. By the law. of the ! ,:'lcs ail .im.es, ...inerals
, ,, , , . ,.1 salt lakes, and spring, and also all
land he has been subjected to one of the f,ic lJlfu:es iJllflc:in Al
most degrading and huroihat.ng lest to f rackjj )uas uj lilluols, navy and.
which human nature i eter exposed. ll:iVv yards, docks, ma.;iznes, arms.
For implc debt, he has been confined in armaments, mid nil o:her pioper'y
the cells of the prison; he fteis lhat he and means pertaining to the ptiblic
..,jl,r...t,-wnrM!lri.pVi.irwiih defence, ie'ong iig to saiu lepuolic
, , , p . r , .
nC DeP" uue"U u'ww
of remaining in ja,!, or taking an
oatn, at v. iiitu an 111c iinct ';; su jivam an me vuuaiu hiiu uiiappro-
.1. 1 kA.t -...it
the human heart revolt.
We are aware that thc use of the ca-!
. , ,1 !.. ,..t.j
pias has occasionally been of great ad-
1 . . 0
vanf.ge to the credilor-it has " rurg
from thc dishonest their ill-gotten gains;
but what an instrument of wrong and
injury has it not been to the honest
though unfortunate debtor, who has
fallen into the clutches of some money
craving Shylock, who with all the cru-
elty of the merchant jew, demands thc
bond or the pound ol flesh. Men who
heitatenot to swear falsely, are benefit-
etl by it; those who are tender of their
.1.- -..r- k. n..tH9
; u-.- :.
We sincerely hope H may never be-
comethe law of the land. God forbid fjx degrees tlljr'Iy IlllnlJ,es orih hatha-the
statute books of the "young gi- ii,ie. coiiiinonlv known as the Mis-
ant of the west," should ever again be
stained by this relio of "barbarism. :
Thera is from ih, last dates, but lit-
tie of interest going on in cur Legisla-
lure. -Mr. Watson from the committee
upon education, has reported a bill to
provide for the reception of the l ,000
dollars accruing to this Stat, from the
distribution act, and to loan 10,000 of
that to ihe State University, which re-.
port was agreed to in the lower house, j
The untested electton from Cooper, has
., 3 -x a
not been decided.
25- Col. W , H. P01.K, brother of the
President elect, has refused the appoint-
raent of Charge de Affairs to Naples,
Teh Tholsakd TnusDta Ctars
Awrc 1 Wnic Victokt!!! Thx Usiob
Savzp!!;! The Whigs have absolutely
elected a Mayor in Pittsburgh, Penn.,
sayS (lie Paris Murcury.
25" Messrs. Samuel & Hairs, of
Hannibal, have ofTered a premium of
fifty dollars, for the best hogshead of to
bacco lor shipping: and twenfy-five dol
lars, lor the hogshead of good quality
tobacco, put up in the best order for
shipping, delivered at Hannibal. Old
Pike is tome in that line of business,
and can vie successfully with any of her
si&tcr counties, to the growth of the
25 The State Senate have passed a
bill locating the 5th branch of the State
j Bank at Lrxingten. in Lafayete ee.
Tnc fassace or tide Askxiatipji
BILL lakOOGH TUS Lowra Hocst. -
The Wednesday night's mail broujnl us
the gratifying intelligence of the patr
sage of Mr. Brown's Tfyrts till in the
House of Representatives, by a vote of.
one hiindr i5 au.i twenty, to niiiety-eight.
c b.ve iever been cupliotia about the
winder and the mode in which -Texas
nculd be annexed; but that ur reader
may understand fully the preu.jses, we
insert the bill itself, and tear comment
for our next number;
Joint Kksolutions declaring ihe terms
in uliich Con g i -ess util admit Tex
as inl'j the Union ag a Slate.
Resolved by the Set.'ate and Hounymm; iMaish, K.liy;ir;l J. M"ri"i,
of Rrprrsentatives oj tie United Stales i Freeman If. Morse, Mnselev Xps
of Amt rua tn Luiigrcss assembled.
1'hut Congress doth consent that the
territory property mciuded -w iihin',
and riglitlully belonging to the Ut-pUb
lie of Tcxiis, may be erected n
new Slate, to be called the IS late ol
Texas, with a rej ublican form jif jjov
erhoient, to be adopted ty the petiole
ofsuid republic, by th-poties in con
vention asseiniiitu, wan tne consent
of the existing government, in order
that tl.e s; me may be -admitted as
one of the Stales i.f this Uirim.
Sec. 'i. And lie it further resolved.
That the foiegoing consent of Con
gress is "ivt n upon ihe following con-
J cl.t.ons. and with the blowing guar
i,anties, to wit:
; . FirsL Saul S.te lobe formed,
i iubjt-ct to the adjustment bv this gov
J . . .. . f
- r h l T
ipi nioenr of ull nurktinns fit l.onn.lni-v
1 e.xaf H," ' e 'ransmiitt-u 10 me
'omen 1 01 uie l iiiitu eiir., 10
ll lir n r , r ,
il e aid before Congies lor Us final
belo.e tl.e first da v ol
January, one thousand eight hundred
Second. S.i id Slate, when admitted
of Texas, shall retain all the public
funds, debts, taxes, and dues.ol eveiy
kind wbi I. may belorg to, or I e due
anJ uwing s,id republic; and shall ..I-
tiruiipfi innns ivinir wmnn lift nnn:.
I" be applied tp the payment ol the
debts and ubilii cs ol satil republic
" . r .
of Texas, and ti e rendu of said
j Rfler dlsc,Hrtjllir ,..,i debts
'nn(j jal,,;iiief, to be disposed of as
faui State may" direct; but in no e-
vent are said debis and liabilities to
become n charge upon the govern-
merit of the United States.
I hud. iSew States, of convenient
n ay ie,eii;ier uy the consent of said
State, be forme) out of thc territory
iheieot, w hich shall be entitled to ud-
mission unuer tne t,rovi..iops 01 tne
fedeiai constitution. And such Stnl?s
as may be formed 01
out i f that poition
ol said territory lying south ot thirty
SOuri compromise line, shall be nd
mittcd into tl.e Union, w ith or rilt-1
'T ''ry, as the people o each turvive , I refsing this offer, he
Stale nskinu admission niav desire.!, , . , .
. 1 ; "u ...I has acted a part which well becomes the
, 4. " . ' champion of the people', riehts. If h.
oonb Miwuri compron,-
i..ivi v ..r invuloninrt.- ori.
tode, except for crime, kiiyi.be pro-'
h.biled. . " ,
Ihe vote on the final passage of
this resolution stood: .
Yea Messrs. Arrington, Ashe,,
A tkinson, Bay ly, Belser, l.id I ack, .-
dl" ' V"..,' . .7 ,"'u:l'
.James a. uiiick, jjincKwcu, uower,-
i5owIil,f BiW(Jf nr(,adieadt Aarn Y-
! Brown, Wilton Brown, .William J-;
j !mwtu Kurkf Burl Caldwell, Camp-'
j M Shepherd Care v, Reuben Chap.
"man, Augustus A. Chapman, Chap-1
I pell, WincA. Cobb, Coles Cross, Cui-
Mom, Daniel. John W. Davis, Daw-i
son, Dean, Dellei, Doughss, Dtom
goole. Duncan, E'iis, Farlee, Frank
lin, Foster, French, Fuller, 11am
met, tiariuson, t ays, itemy-
leimes, Hoge, Hopkins Houston,
liuUDaru, inigncs, Liianes j , inger,
soli, Jemison, Cave Johnson, An
drew Johnson, George V. Jones
Andrew Kenned), Kilpatrick, La,
ni ant-he, Leonard, Lucas, Lurr.pkin
Lyon, McCauslen, McClay, McCler,
nand, McConnell, McDowell, Mc
Kay, Mathews, Joseph Morris, Isaac
E. Morse, Murphy, Newton, Norris,
Owen, Parmen:er, Payne,, Pet til,
Pavton, E. D. potter, Pratt,. David
S. 'Reid, Relfe, Rhett, Uitter, Rob,
erts, Russell, Saunders, Senior,
Thomas H. Seymour, Simmons,
Simpson, Slidell, John T.. Smith. Rob
ert Smith, Steenard, Stephens, John
Stewart! Stiles, James W.Stone, AI
fed P.Stone, Sttpn;,Syke, Taylor,
Thompson, Tibbatls, Tucker, Wel
fe'e, Wenlworth, Woodward, Joseph
A, V right, Yance.y Yost 120
. iVa-Mcssrs. Abbott, sAdnms,
Andersons, linker. Haringer. Bar-
naid, Benton, Brenule, Bnnkeihoff,
Jeremiah .Brow n. lSufltnut ra
perittr, Jerpn.iiih.E.-Carey, 'Carroll,
Catlin, C.iiisi;i, Chilton, Clin'iian,
Clin ton, Cyllainor, Cninton, Dann,
Dm rait, ( irretl Davis, Kicnnrd D,
D.ivis, Derry Dickoy, Dillingham.
Duiilan. E'iiici, I'ish, Florence1, Font,
liddii':.s, (nj.'t'jn, Willis- Gicpd i3v
ran' Green, Giiimell. Gruicr, U .lf.
Hannibal. IIhi.iIiii, Kdunrd S. I Tjiiii
lin, Harden. Harper. Herii. k, Hurl
on, WashiiiLton Huni, Jubrsnn.
John l'. Keimedv, I'reston Kin".
D..niel V, Kji.j.'. McClelland. Mn!
1'atterson, I'hccniz, Pullock. Eiishn
K. Potter, Preston, Pmdy. Kamscv.
Itathbom, Rivner, Reding, Robin
sii4 Rockwell, Rodney. Rogers St.
John. Saij. pip. Scheiick, Severance.
David ((. Weyinour, Albeit Smith.
Caleb B. Smith," S'e'son. Andrew
Stewart, Stimmeis, Thomassi n, Tid
den,Tler, Vancr, Vanmeter, Vin
ton, Wethered, W heatoti. John
White. Benjamin White, Williams-.
Wiiiihr.ip.and William Wright 96.
So the joint resolution was passed.
Jj" I now remains to be seen wheth
er the Senate will concur, aud we shall
remain in a state of feverish anxiety for
intelligence from that body.
Among the Cherokee Indians it was
a few years since customary when one
of their traders was supposed to have
become insolvent, to summon biu: before
0 tribunal, having entire jurisdiction
over all such matters, and if after a
thorough examination, it was found that
he Wis unable to pay his debts, he was
lied to a tree and each creditor gave him
a Mow with a switch fur each' dollar
which he might owe, the bystanders
mocking and deriding him, w hile this
process was going forward. The pun
ished man was ever afterwards exempt
ed from the payment of all debts con
tracted previous to this discharge. At
first we are apt to think this downright
cruelty, but after reflection, w e excuse it
un the score of the savage condition of
tl.e aborigines but yet in our estimation
it is neither so cruel so heartless and non
sensical as that bloody code which gives
one man the power to cast his neighbour
into a prison fur on indefinite period,
simply, because he is unable to dis
charge his liabilities.
Thoroas W. Dorr, of Rhode Island,
so long confined in prison, for daring to
assert the principles cf popular su
premacy, has indignantly refused to ac
cept the disgraceful terms offered him by
the Algerine ruffian in the Legislature
of that State, as a condition of his libera
tion. Long confinement and the relent
less persecutions to which he has been
subjected from that heartless faction, has
almott entirely shattered his constitu.
tion; and from the petition which his
father makes, requesting the liberty of
visiting him w ith his family nhvsician,
v e are in(uce(i to believe that he cannot
dies in that loathsome prison, he falls a
viiim t ni;ii.l ;ni,,nri,n -.i 1,;.
r,8me will live in after ages, placed side
bv side wi,h Hamden and Svdner. and
,... toth ue of j.uaa
Cur co)ullns ar8 opened lo cor.
respondents from anv Quarter, reservine
, . .
ourselves the privilege of rejecting
uch as mBy not pleas us. Wearenot
particular as to the subjectsdtsoussed.
Pulitics, Love, Law, Religion, any thing
wi,jcn wjh suit th0 varied taste of our
;,ltclli nl rea(leri.
'Conscisnck Rktubnino." We
are requested by Mr. Jones, to ask
the Boston Atlas and the Baltimore
jSun Q jy ,,;ice () ,he fowi
, hi(;h ecords ,he fact." that ano
thcr politician besides D. M. Kimball,
has "felt the qualms of conscience.'
A a RtTaACTEn.---Having pub
licly stated before the election, that
I did not know who Jas. K. Polk
was; that I did know his grandfather
to be a lory; that 1 did know he had
branded his negroes in the forehead:
and that Great Biitain had sent over
some half a million of dollars to aid
ihe Democratic purty, I feel constrain
ed by the gnawings of my awakened
conscience, to publicly avow that m
all these matters I "lied deeply, as 1
have olten lied before.
. Zanesville , Jan. 8th, Zib.
From ih ExpotUor."
Life on the Prfiiries.
Mstrt. Wthb Frtnth;
Here-w itli you have some scraps
from iiiy note hook. If they possess
nnu inlpmt ui.ti i-ntir rpmlrc I mnv
! J ...m-j
F can remcniher w II wiili wli..i
pleasure in my Lii"li day.. I have
listened to the stoiies of old Snarp,
the luiiiler; .Titian famou in t!:e wild
mountain district of thr Stat in
whirli I )S!eni part of inv V till;. O'd
fn.ire was Ir.ll Quaker, hall Indian, 'r,,t over ihe Ml. bat a time Siil
was horn M.n had lived in tl e .-Vie-1', why don't lie fire? but he's pick
ghany r.-nge nil his life. h;is tiimi'iar 1 " nut a fat one to blaze away .at m
wuh ninny a scene of border feud, j d. ubi.disieg.irding those whit hnvght
could tell manv a tale of ilia wild liie ! ',e neartsl to him, .1 can control mv
which he had led, o lime when the
ar whoop of the Jndii.n was no :l:en
heard in the till forrsls, the preci'ile
to lapme and death, and wiien ihe
Ion stman tievpr ' slept with, ut ':;is
trusiy ri(p y his side, t ver prepar
ed to ute it;anveill old Snaie.was
a "uiithty hunter lefore ihe Lord,'
and the peipe'ual charms of Ins sto. j
ries.to me was. that he never failed I
... . . rt .....
to tell How it I.as lirst tvacketr his.
41111. e, how he had ciept up on it, how-
he had shot, where he had hit it, and
"all about it."
I know not whether others share
wiih me this friendshio fm detail in!''' hill. AH but these two- are out
such matters, but I know licit before
I myself ha I'e hull the satisfaction ol
killing my own game on tl.e wild
Prairie, I have often le n vexed by
ihe concise manner in which some
mountain man when 1 asked him how
he killed,tl e Bear, the Bullaloor the
Klk. has told iii, "why I shot it, to
S'i supposing that some person may
be interested in srcii lhirg--, it I hope
wiH be sufficient apology for "y giv
ing some extracts limn a j.. tuna!
which was only intended for the pe
rusal of a relation. What shall be
tl.e first) Let us see. Here's a
l!ufi;i. hunt which I find among the
notes of a return trip from Sar.t i Fe.
Aiig-st 18.'.. Camped seven'een
miles from the crossing of the Aikan
sas. August the 18A, was a bright and
sunny morn, the gorcrnus dyes ol
tl.e East recalling nothing else th .l I
ran compare them t, but the dawn
of the day before, ( it least I think ol
no other comparison half as good ex
cept indeed it be the j 'V. us smile ot
Our seren waggons ro'led ou';"
tl e seven wagoners most Jehtpisl-'y
cri'Ckiiu their wijps and the seventy
inuli sin harness making all si.rtsot a
noise by way of epii g up the ex
ciie icn. All fear ol locating the
Coinanclies is forgotien i" i!e j"V oil
S'l.'n reaching ihe Aikansa. o:i the j
other side of which we shall be com-1
..natively "at home." Buffalo in
siiiht in immense herds. Si'lau-o O
I), iaware Indian) and myself c-jnclti-
oca 10 go on neutt and Kin it c.
We kept along br three r fuur miles
in ndvance of tl.e cornjiativ. un il we
had an opportunity of rushing nr
. nunals on 11 small band Iceding near
ihe trail; putting spurs to our mules j
we dashed on them before they had
notice of our approach, S:ll on one
side and myself on the other. In my
engerncr"", however, 1 had overtaken
an enormous bull which was feeding
at some liille distance from the cows,
and unfortunately rode between him
and the main b:-nd. No sooner did
he perceive me in full chase of the
bund, than I e became the pursuer
and 1 the pursued; my mule was slow
and the enraged Lord o! the Prairie
and myself were soon side by side.
.Mv situation was now sume-what '
criticnl; not to kill him was death to
myself. A prayer to the Virgin ri
sing to my lijs. the tremendous brute
within five yards ot my saddle bow.
I took deliberate niin with one of my
heavy horse pistols, reserving n y
carbine for a second shot, and had
ihe satisfaction to witness ode despe
rate plunge which sent him full twen
ty yards in advance of me, dead at
the" fust shot, my ball had gone
through his heart. Jn the meantime
Sill seeing my "fix" had left the band
without killing a cow, and was com
ing to my rescue. Dismounting, we
took out the tongue, the hunters
trophy, and the only part of a bull
which is fit to eat at this seas u and
left the carcass for those behind to
dispose of as thev pleased. But we
had come nut lo ill a cow, and a cow
we must kill, for we had no fresh
meal in our camp, and both Sill and
myself w ere epicures in buffalo meat
and were determined lo have some ol
the best and fattest thai day on the
Prairie. So striking off among the
sand hills on the right of the trail, we
soon came in sight of a large herd of
some hundreds cpjietly grazing, una
wnre of the approach of their loroii,-
dable enemy. We had the wiod- of
them, and as our mules were tired
with their previous run, concluded to
kill on the nppsoach (called still hunt
ing.) As it was now Sills turn to
have some sport, he very quietly dis
mounted put ofThis jingling Mciisa'n
spurs, and all his extra rigging, stucfc
a trailmg preen bush over l.i. head
ana dsck,. looked to his nfle, freg,
capped it, and commenced era is ting
carefully on hands and knees to the
band btifEiln which was not more
thnn three or lour hundred ynrds off,
concealed ijr 4 Tie in tlW Prairie,
while I remaned p n emly behind,
waiting with tl.eniuii.Htn l, an. I. Im
agine my l::ip:iner:re. -The band of
bulialo is I einnuu to Iced a! ove the
next rise of the Praiiie, tl.ey are star
tled, snuli' the air wry suspiciously
and beyin doubtfully U trike a short
j '"'"alienee no longer. I must crawl
Mp to the summit of the bill, I see hi n.
e la the midst ol the b..nd which
iscu;ered round him; thev do not
discover him. lie it not forty yards'
Irom a glorious row. Titer's the
crack ol his riHent Inst. She don't
lall. He'sonU wot nd .1 her. They
liave discovered him, the whole Land
ernsn ihe far lull with their peculiar
I.. . 1 11 ' n..
'umuenntr giiuop. iiie.e is an 1111
mense bull, the companion of "the
wounded cow. He is lagging and
looking behind. 4uw the cow. be
gins to ascend with staggering step-
j ' sigh:, galloping over the sand hills.
; Sillamo has loaded again. . The poor
cow stops, look buck at the hunter!
lie has fired again. Hurrah
She falls; but stop! Here comes the
I "'d bull chargm ' back, lie walkn
round the laden cow, laahing his
mighty sides with his tail and tearing
up the earth with his hoofs. Ho
walks off a few yards, calls sadly to
the cow. She's up aguin but she
cnn'l run. Ti.ey U;h walk off w
gether over the hill, into the next hol
low. She is sale enough, but we
niu-t kill ihe bt.II ur he'll neter Ue
Sill ami myself now advanced, lend
ing our mules, and rising the hill, saw
tl.em as we expected, 011 a level am
phitheatre of about h ur hundred
yards, surrounded by li Us. Now.
there was fun, the bu I was evident
ly danger, us. The cow l.a.f again
lullen, ur.nble t go further. We daj
not dare to J.O up close', we had t
content, u s. Ue with 'iring Jonghot
on te O d Gent, en. an, . nd (lid foe
some seven or right wiil no further
effect than lo make him w i'c.li his
c.i! a c -l, bullet si. nek bin.; but he
would Hot leave the t:..v, T!e:o
Wi-S IMC.V liotllillg l(r it. Kilt t III: -tm l
an! :dv.-nre on him, making a iu.ii-
us rjciie ; nd ready lo lirt und run
when In attacked us; I ut we suc
ceeded in t. ightening him tt over the
hills. I foll.iwcd him to keep him off,
leaving Sj I to del wiih the cow
which was now dead.
Just as 1 mourned the (-.ill. I tint
the enraged Boti'uln tace to lace. He
seemed inspiied with Iresli courage
anq no doubt a-lwimd ui Ins ircei.t
flight, was returning on u. 'Hirre
was no back . ui hun tois time.
Siiouts, yells and slioii wme !! jnei-
teciive. When I lound this the case.
1 must acknow le.ige 1 wheeled mv
mule rrmarkablv last dashed spins
i i her and galloped lowan's Sil',
shouting l him to tire, nl the Buffalo
;.l er me. I had b.oely lime lo .each
Sill, dismount, fling my rifle lo a rest,
and draw n hi ad on him. Sill was
ready; the Buffalo was in a few yards.
We both jumped lo one side and be
fore he could turn we had each put a
bullet in l.i side. At so short a dis
tance our fue failed not to be efiec
tive. He dumped a marivr to con-
jngal fi drliiy
On exan iaatiVin we found iHu't nm
Kills had hit him. A Butf.lo bull
when enraged is by n means "easy
10 die.'' and old huaiers say he' will
fight witli a bullet in his heart. ,
And that's how we killed our cow
thai da v. We had fresh meal in our
camp that night, but they laughed
most heartily at me for many a day
after, for my exploits in thc running
awav line, wiucii tne i'eia wares
thought loo good a joke to keep.
Well. those t-heeilul nights on the
broad Prairie are pleasant, when thus
aiound the camp fire we.tell the tales
of the dav. '
Goou Syofit. The Portland Bul
letin tells a good story of a certain
good Deacon whose hat blew off, and
led him a long race after it through
the street. At leaglu the Deacon
became exhausted in tAie race, and
pulled up against a post by the side
walk. A gentleman came along, to
whom the ijeacoq addressed himself
thus: "My friend, I am a Deacon of
the Church, and it is very wrong for
me to swear; you will therefore great
ly oblige me if you will just d n that
hat for me. . .
A Wish. "I wish you had been
Eve,"-said an ur.chin to an old maid
who was proverbial for her meanness.
"Why sot"- "Because," . said he,
"you would have eaten alt the apple,
inittad of dividing it with Adw"