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TERMS OF THE DAILT JOTJBHAt.v 1 .f.
In Advance, . . . . ,3 for thi ftutatha. C f 9.
TUESDAY EyENIN, AIARCH22.
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OR, TBS, LittD or i'.LMI'ORD.
j Afi liolir'i jrl'lo !.lrought hijn (. a Utile inn,
ivher a companion m Waiting hif return over
'it ti4iin tiP Ttiirdnnn U'lmt. ITn W:l :i Hicrll
tiio taleTo Iirsaaii'tagf! and her father suc
ceeded hi persuading JiMtiim tmtt h yor.-P
were wikland uisipate'd, hil jnanllnpd Had.Ael
come i-ctormeit I Iuafjrjrav( add sseh verft
therefore fuvoijahl received nd l y
Ron wiii smiled , in Iorrajo a'man Iv'Jio
lander 5 a short, stout, sqdare built man o( tiur- .
tuunxsmr uuuuMun-au. , , with fie d hai o-8l. ht oU. .
Two weeks ago Mr. John S , a pilot on ion, and a hoc whose tnxemhle. was decidedly re-
the Kite Swinney, one of the Missouri river Ipulsive. MdcUdUijM, like bis friend JIuhkmvo,
utckcts, started to -Uanlornu to brinz bacK a
britrronrhrWatl'Tl'n ttrrtVrsTfiT cTrcu in faji-
ces. .... , ,
One day the 'Captain said to him "John you
will never be married ; yon uro too bashful to
ask a luJy to have you." :
. I will bet you five dollnrs I ask the first gir!
I see," responded the pilot;
, Next day Ihey overtook the Rdwetia, which
was lying by1, on account of broken macl
From her they took a family going'
nia, and among thcui were two young girls, who,
in the course otlhe day nado thoir way Lito the
pilot house. The captain happened to be at tho
wheel, and when tin? pilot entered, ho started
cut, winking to the young gentleman in a way
that was intended to convey information that he
should trouble him for tho five dollars at the
first convenient opportunity. Mr. S, howevef ,
had" resolved to go ahead so in the captain's
hearing, ho immediately turned to the handsom
er ot the two young ladies, and said abruptly
and desperately, Miss, will you marry me ?"
This startling question from a total stranger
aud at the first interview, was taken by both la
dies as an insult ; but apologies and explanations
smoothed the matter over, und, all parlies con
cluded to laugh at the joke.
Said the pilot, who, by tho way, was a fine,
looking young gentleman, "suppose wo make
tip this match in earnest."
This also was treated at the timo as another
chapter in. the joke, but afterwards the cider
isler came up to know what he meant? ' lie
said he was in earnest. She remarked that her
sister did toot wish to go to California, and, she
tnought, would Consent to s'ay. This began to
look serious. He requested that the young lady
might be sent up, hoping she would reject him.
She came up and accepted him. The joke grew
more serious than ever. He said as bravely as
possible that lie was entirely ready, if there was I
Upreachtr on board. He looked upon this as
Jtis last chance for escape. Put it happened
tjiere was a preacher on board, and the young
lady started to have him brought up. What
if as to be done ? It was a decided phix !
The yeung man now saw' thul the proper
course for him to pursue was to inform her that
he was only joking. Ha however stated that
he was inclined to be in earnest, but that they
had known each other hut a short time ; that
on this account it would be prudent to wait till
they knew each other better ; that he thought,
so fur as he knew, sho was the very1 one he
would have chosen for a wife ; and hoped she
would, correspond with him.
The young lady assented immediately to tho
propriety of all this 5 went on her way to Cali
fornia; they have corresponded regularly during
a year past ; and now the happy young mnn ' is
on lua way to the "promised land," to obtain,
not gold, but a prize better than gold.
The above is all true, precisely as narrated :
.vjOur information was obtained from a friend who
was well acquainted with the" pilot and captain.
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23 Plonk Roads' are' the order of tho day
among pur friends of the -littte ni'Mage of Han
nibal," above u. t They are projecting a ' plnnk
road across .the Sohnai Gurto bottom in Illinois,
to connect with Pittsfield and Griggville. They
, are also about extending the New London' Road
through' llulls couuly, and are .also projecting
another1 td Philadelphia, in the western. part of
the county of Marion. Such enterprise is not
only eolnmendublc, but m,ust result in great good
to the Various towns and tho country generally.
What are the pnople of old Pike, and especially
of our town, thinking about "whilst their neigh
bors are making such efforts to surround her by
a cordon of, roads leading to other markets?
Thit question wil(b.e annwred without our agency
bifore long, unless wi art fin . Iht alert. Mark
tiiat. - Louisiana Record.,., ,,;
Mr. J. E.' Marnell.wnl open a Urgo stove
and tin store to morrow, in the houte i'oimorly
occupied by Quarks & Caldwell. ; , ,- . -j ! '
had followed tho f orlurws of the' exiled family
nliiid--tarvl4t Sit 4ermti obtained- per
mission Id return to Scotland and- visited the
"land of brown health," with as liitle hope,' and
much lc.s good luck than his friend, the Bor
derer. Small lis tho harvest reaped on the Bor
der was by Musrave, that gleanod in the
Highlands by MncOougal was much less. . The
family property had been demolished, root and
branch, and not a wreck remained. In a word,
the t'nrtuno and inllnenco of his name had been
miniliil.itil lTiittrrinnr n P.pHli niri. hfl (in.
mac unerj . . . , . KprnrA liim f.i1lAft limltv ( r
to Califor-1 nnni llnr n,l tlion f1immf!,l tvlint liml ftAtuinoil
his companion so lone. 1
'Lonel' returned ,lho Borderer 5 'I should
have uccept'od my host's invitation, and remain
ed there for thu niht, only I knew that thuu
wouldst be growling like a maimed bear.' '
ready married lo nnothe
To bo Continued.)
AnMh-rwHI xyl nelthcf "waEeTnor
And did the churl ask thec in?'
Ay that he did; and entertained mo ri'ht
hospitably. I rodo to my father's ' door with
every lecling 01 hatred tor its prssesor. 1 let t
it, half-reconciled to him, and half-inclined to
make love to his daughter.'
'And wliut may slio be liker
'A woman without a single pretension to
beauty and yet 0110 that a man miht love.'
'How lookod tho auIJ nlnco i Not like my
ancient home a placo without a roof a hearth
without n fire.' And springing from his chair
tho red MaeD.iugal strode through tho chamber,
uttering Gaelic imprecations.
'I should have scarcely known it,' Angus;
house, ir.irden, grounds, nil renovated all cul
tured well.. ; Every room bears the mark of op
ulence tho sideboard 'is loaded with silver;
lie servants arc neat and orderly ; and the stall
my horse was led to, thou and 1 might sleep in.
I never saw such cows us the maids were milk
ing in the close ; and the yery yard-do' shows
that he has neither Lent nor inciirrcdnv. lit a
word, all in and about the house betokens quiet,
wealth, nnu comfort.'
' 'And did the carl bid then welcomo ; was the
wench civil 5 and in 'their hearts did they not
devoutly wish thee at the devil r
'No, Angus ; there seems not a particle of
jealousy towards myself and my siro, my
eranusire, and Ulack Hichard are liauirinir from
the walls of the drawing-room, with more gold
about thoir canvas than I conscientiously believe
the united purses or tho three would have pro
duced at anv neriod of their lives. Damnation!
would tlit I had been warned by thee, Angus,
I -could nay, deem it not vanity have, been
master or my own again.'
How?'' exclaimed tho impatient Highlan
der. . ''
. 'By enacting tho. same- mummery with May
Andurson that I went through with Claudine
Thou would'st rival royalty, forsooth 1' re
turned tho Highlander, 'and havo thy plaything
at her own price. She turned thy folly te ac
count ; and thou wcrt dolt enough, to wed beau
ty and beggary. Well, you found out' and
firoveu me provcro 'ivnen povcriy camo in,
ovo took his departure and the close of tho
honeymoon was tho signal for a separation.' .
Too true too true, Angus.'1 '
But think ye, you could win the wench ?'
She' half won already, if I know aught of
woman. ; ., 1. .
'Win her ;all out then,' exclaimed the red
MacDougal. 'None know, sue three or four
besides myself, . aught of your, marriage with
Claudine.' Sho is in France, anil thou iu Scot
land ; and even did she discover that thou hndst
comforted thyself with' another wife,, why,
it. a 1 lit. i' . .
uoa s mcrcyi sue win console herseir with an
other lover.' . : . r. r.. - ' '
It would be a very doubtful question to de
cide, whether Muvgrave or his adviser were the
greater profligate . Both were ruined nen-and
May Anderson and her fortune appeared to be
thrown as a god-send in the way. The High
lander's sporran did notoontain a solitary . coin ;
the Borderer's pocket would not stand a month's
demands.' IVant of principle und poverty weiit
hand in hand ; and Anderson and his inoenht
child were marked uiucruplously-.by'lhp ru,fil
ans twain,' for ruin. J , .. ,' ! .
' The progress of 'this unhallowed suit jt will
not be necessary to'dctall ; and Musgaave won
a lieart, than which a Warmer and a pufer nev
er throbbed in woman's breast. No man exists
without some weak point'.'and Mr; Anderson's
was pardonable. : To make a fortune is genets
ally Xollpwed by a Wish to found a name, m His
daughter's uui'on with the heir of Asbford would
countervail the, obscurity of Moys bir.ll,' and
give hir that position in , Border , society i that
even Sveaitji, cguld riot command. Miftgrave
played a' dauliaifs gamv My wp1d IjSUli, t'e
, , ,OX SEmiON. . 1 1
!l (Cotic!u.lei'' ' 11
in it." Uat you urink it occasionally; and your,
txample goes to nupport the use of it. ' You see
its tremonJou effoois And yet you receive it'in.
to your house, and bid it God speed, v As far as
your influence supports it, and gives it currency,
so far uro you a partaker of its evil deeds. If
you lend your influence to make the path or ruin
respectable, or will not help to' affix .disgrace to
that path, God, will not hold you guiltless. ., You
connot innoc'cntiy stand aside and do nothing.
.. A deadly poison is circulating over the land,
carrying disease, desolation and death in its
course. The nlarm has been riven. Its deadly
'ell'ects havo been described, seon and felt.1' Its
vic'ims uro of every class, and however wide the
diilerenco in forlune, education, intellect, it
brings them to tho same dead level. An effort
hai been madu to stay the plusruc, and u success
surpassing all expectation has crowned the effort.
Svill, tho p.aguo ranges te an immsnse extent
What will every 200J citizen dor. Will lie not
clear his house, his shop, his premises of it?
Will ho not take every precaution to defend
himself againtt it, and use his influence and his
exertions to diminish Us circulation and thus
diminish human misery ? If he fears God or
regards man, can he slop short of this ?. ."Lot
others take care of themselves I'M make no
promises I'll not be bound I am in ho danger ?'
If ho can speak and act thus, and stands aloof,
and continues to drink, is he not cuiltv. and
with tho distiller and vender accountable to God
for the perpetuation of these mighty evils, which
but for his co-operation and agency must soon
cease to exist ? Let every one think of these
What a Cunsc. The Grand Jurv of New
lork City, in a recent presentment, informs us
.1. 1 . I - tor., -1 .
inai uuring me year 100 1, me numoer or com
mitments to the city prison amounted to 21.702:
and that of this number 19,453 were intemperate
persons. We quote a single passage from this
presentment : "Looking at the statistics of the
city prison for the year 1851, we find that the
most frightful cause of crime is the prevalence
o: intemperance, rune tenuis ot the commit
ments for the year were of intemperate persons 5
and of the remaining tenth, we are assured on
good uuthorily, a large proportion can be traced
to the same cause.
John Brough, President of the MississinDi
and Atlantic Railroad Company, advettises in
the St. Louis papers for proposals for doing the
grading and masonry on the'Terre Haute and
M. Ijouis Kailroad, Jrom Icrre Haute to Poca
hontas iu this State, a distance of 12 1 miles. As
he has not yet obtained a charter from the legis
lature of this Stnte for tho construction of a
road f ro'in Terro Haute to Si. Louis, thin move
ment may with goo t roason.be considered a mere
rusMo embarrass' tho projectors of the .Alton
and Terro Haute, ana the Iillinoistown, und
Vincennes roads. Morgan (111.) Journal.
, There will be a similar "ruse" resorted toon
the Hannibai and Naples llailrpad. ,We mean
that John Brough, is proceeding legally, under
the General Railroad Law of Illinois, without a
charter, and he ; will build the Railroad, and
can't be prcvculed from building it.
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Asswebkb. A witness examined in
one of the courts of Illinois upon n trial concern
ing a horse trade, was asked by the counsel for
the defendant how tho plainlilt generally rode?
'Ho generally' ridas a straddle,' sir,; replied
the witness. ' : ' 1 ' 4
4Hoy does ho ride in company?' asked the
attomey.;.i :.: .1 m..- ni
'lr ho has a good horse lie always keep up.'
IIow dees Uo ride when ha is alotio?' ' 1 ' -'Really,
sir,' 'replied the witness, 'I cannot
say, for I never was in. companywitlihim when
he roue ay jumseit... ; ; .1
( 'You may stand aside,' said the counsel.
. 'Thank you, sir.' . , . ; m
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Signals. The . lamps used . on ' railroads in
kngjandare of three colors fed, to signify dan
ger green, to denote caution 5 and wuUe to in
dicate safety. -Applied Ma trains In' motion,
white implies that full ipeed'Wy be attained;
grenj proceed slowlypred, stop, ' i "i n-
' XnRivALsTND DEiAftnrRi!&.' ' '' ' '
,( 1,! .. . hi: i". - :.. ."! , i. 1 ,...n I -!
, Blween.l2J1i.,ybtrday,aiiil!l3ia;to.dBy, i :
' "I, !'';"' l Wo'nday,'"Mrtcli'2l'st. ". '' '' . ''
I Strnmsr Jeannlo Utsns, iv- 4. .1. U'iBf.VLbuis,'11'
1 fm"5"? Tl "ill -1 - Heokul'.
""" Fiomiht Purit Mrewy.
Hirmt, Arrtt.'Jo6r;a S'ltaOAB iocatct.
(Ajtiecting o he Be ard ot 'Directors of the?
iW.ibl and LUoseplif Ratiroad was held at
GU go3 last? weVk. 'tho directors present
wire Mssr Jf.'M S wst; K. F.Lalwnany
1 Tfcos. El Thapson RiXlfcyd, T. S. TalCott
4 r. ft : !it....: . .1 V.
ana jonn oruy, . iuo juiuvnmi uunmr w nw
meeting of the Directory was to decide upon
the location of said road, several routes having
been surveyed. The location was fixed a fol
lows: ' Starting from the city ef Jlaimibsl pass
ing up Bear Creek to the town' of Palmyra?
hence tkmge'South8TTl(Trbut6 aTpng the diyi-
dingTriuge.neor 'bharpsuitrg; M bou seren
miles south of, Shelby ville, between the waters
of tho North and. Middle forks of Salt ; river ;.
passes three a-id a half mjlfs south of Blooraing
ton, south of Linneus,1 and, .nearjho town, of
Chillcotbe; thence by' the Utica divide to Cas
tile, takes the Southern route into ih city f
Joseph, this being1 the line reported by the Chief
Engineer as mbut favorable'." Tins-route is as
fdvorable to Monree c6unty ss could hare been
expected, "as it runs only some lfrroilcs-nerth-ef
I'dris. ', A station,, or. as the $ renolw woaW 'sayr
depot, will no doubt , be located not far from
where tho State road. from Paris to Slielbyville
will cross ,tlia Railroad, jand a Plank road to
said station, would give our people great facili
ties for the transportation of produce and mer
chandize, and would al so be the means of great
ly enha.lcing tho ' valuo of real estate in this
county.' Wuh these roads, tho people-of Mon
roe could sell fcvery article of produce at river
prices, as freights would bo merely nominal. A
station at the above mentioned poiut would also
suit the people of Slielbyville and Shelby coun
ty generally. When the North Missouri Rail
road shall be. completed, . Monroe will bo as
favorably located, all things considered, as any
other county in tho Mate, St. Juouis excepted.
Premising' that the aforesaid road will be loca
ted on her southern border, with the Hannibal
and St. Joseph road on her Northern side, with
plank roods connecting the principal towns in
the county with ono or both of these roads, who
can estimate the benefits that will result there
from to the county the whole county, each and
every part ot.itr In this case, the people of
tho county can trade, at their option, either at
Hannibal or St. Louis paying but litlio freight
and attended with none of those annoying delays
to which they ure now subject. Tho prospects
of our cour.ty were never more flittering, and
with an energetic and industrious population,
she promises still to maintain her rank1 amon
the very first counties of the State. 1 Thus it is
with the Stato at large from every quarter we
oan hear of increased energy among the people,
and each county is apparently striving to out
strip the other in all that appertains to make a,
peoplo 'healthy, wealthy and wise.' All thanks
to our enterprising railroad companies, and our
indefatigable representatives in Congress, not
forgetlin-j- our own State legislature. Missouri
is now on the high road to prosperity and true
, ..Ji..Tuy Knefc'sHd.
- Die Vernon-,. J -i '-,
7 T WUtU A
V Keokuk'1' :
greatness, and with railroads and navigable riv
ers to every point of tho compass rich in min
eral and agricultural resources who can be-'
speak for her oilier than a glorious career.
. cabinet Anomruzxri "' 11 '
We learn that the following nominations were
made by the President, on Monday , last, and
rorinwiin contirmcd by the Senate, without op
position ! 1 ' 1' . 1
i William 1.. Maroy, or New York, Secretary
f State. ' '!. 3 '
James Gutliery, of Kentucky. Seerirr f
the Treasury. ' , ., , , ' ,
Jeflerson DaviSj of Mississippi, Secretary of -War.
James C. Dobbin, of North Carolina. Secretary
of the Navy.', . 'V .
Robert McClelland, of Michigan, Secretary ''
of e Interior, . -'
James CarapbelI,'of Pennsylvania, Postniiisler '
General, t , , ,
Culeb Cushing,. 0r Massachusetts, Attorney
General. , ... . .
The new Heads of Departments entered on
their, respeotive duties on. Tuesday. National
Intelligeneer.., ;; ........ .r . ,
' '' AERIVALBAT THE PRINCIPAL EOTKtS.1
' , Between l2,M.,ysterday,'andJ2,;'u-dy. ,'
' ,"'''' MDV HOUSC. '.
Mr. West, Monroe county t J. W. Euhsnlf. M.ai-
oruwu, new ionaen t Mrs. Hsvdan ..
. Bayly, It. R.v JiuIr. (Jastarphen, Ralls Co., T. C.
Clesver do, 8 C. IUym.nd, flank Kosd ,'w P
Kr"."! tBdia V'J' P' 8a5""eV d4 W. lioom
UY'L S'Vv'l'0": B R Wsiitworth, R. R.J.
nati. ' Ba pl1' J" P.rker, Cincin!
1 , i'.'-t ,! ,i 1 ... I v'.in-i'U'i ; '
Wm. I.lntnn. R M r. u..i, . ... . - w.
Iioberlson an.l LH. PiitK,,!. n. . .:?;'.?. . :
...it. j.. ... ,i. j."T-'""6" . jicod sravier
vi. - ft" a ru"urn. rutsfcure , 8. Couch, d ,
W ZLNen. L';d0n Cotton, Sh.liyihV j), Jno. ,
OblO'j H 8. 'Hut)orri. New YorkT Dr. Johnioh.Tfll
Hon COUIUV J Jnthlii T3..VX. J. . ' n" . . :" -
t ntri -""Jiw Mrasaaes hl