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HANNIBAL DAILY JOURNAL.
Tsaxt or tkx daily joitmal
madras, k . fa far lar maafha,
SATURDAY KVKNINO, MARCH K.
O. CLEMENS, KDITOfe AND FVJBLlSilEaVi
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In Ibt foUinj,frm tit Cnlf Jcajwrrrr, w
take th liberty of italicising mm two word, e4
adding a few moc la bracket i
tyTba location of th Hannibal and St. Josrpn
railroad by th company, seem to bar given atacb
dissatisfaction Hit imtwr who hav labored bard and
t(mt4 titimlff (!) to tb enterprise, and who war
certainty ld to believe that andar n circamilances .
could 4 ha taad nm Them. Tbra is but on other
town, besides Palmyra, (Chtllicotbc) throar;h which th
road will pa, and it appears that tba company could
aot well avoid it. I food hick, therefore, was th r.
suit of necessity. Shelbrvilt, 'a towa who peopl
hav nwttil incessai.tly far tba road, is left son rtfrM
wnln morlk t and Blooaoington, in Macon comity, an
other point that stood np well, and sacrificed Bach, is
also kit, soio four or nve miles north of th location-
jnt far enough out of th way to kill t b town, and
build np on on the line.
Palmyra t atreadf 44poteJ,,, and will be repudiated
at ihe earliest "practicable period. w Her life tennr in
aid roaJ is held by a very britti thread, (four shares
which will b sercicd era long. Sh is now praying
tba Gods in Qaincv ia suppose to teud her other
halp, in tb shape of a road to Q-iincy.
Our frtenu of th Bloominjr'on Repabticaa h fed
with indignation," pours outliis wratn apon th Dire
tni thrrwigh two columns of bis paper. H.altributes
tb rasiiHof the location to thel6hns th com
pany, and a rerklos attempt on their part t speculate
and rjow rich upon the liberality of tba Stat and U-n
ral UoTeriiKHMits. Ha states that th company hav
ot stock sufficient to baiM ten mile of tb road! yet
Ibey determine so and sHUrr tb whom two hundred
aniks shall be-built.
W pity th distress of th editor of th Canton Re
porter. H is u sorry because th peopl who trad
at Hannibal a ad wont trad at Canton, have .Wo dis
appointed about th Railroad 1 '
We can imagine hi crave, melancholy look, when be
is engaged in his pious work of putting fleas in th
liecple's ears v r, what is th ram thing, trying to ope
rate on thfiri by a sort of mesmerism that will mV the
public Mt'er that it has a " flea ia its car " or, other
wise, induce thra to com to Canton, and give the lat
ter place a chane at th bone which som hop Han
nibal has diopprd and Quiocy grahbej. We really ad
mire th graceful way in which th Reporter wags its
tail as it looks beseechingly towards th coveted bonl
Th ignorance of the editor of th Blooming ton Re
publican does not I wen tb certainty of lb fact that
at this moment there is not a railroad tunning anywhr
in the broad Union, thai was commenced under mor
fatrorabl auspices than will b th Hannibal and St.
Th St. I ouis Intelligencer has received information
that J. LoOgbborougb has been appointed Surveyor
General A. H. Buckner Post Master at St. Louis j and
our townsman, Col. R. F. Richmond, V. S. District
Attorney. Th Intelligencer does not vouch for th
correctness of tb information, but does not doubt iti
A Wild man named Goings, originally from
Last Tennessee, who lias been living in ilia hol
lows of trees anil caves, and who has frequently
been mentioned in the newspaper, wa recent
ly captured near Florence, Ala, He it from
twenty-five to thirty year of age. He had
been surprised several timet by parlies, and tales
ot romantic encounters with him were deemed
fabulous, heretofore. Last December an at-
- - . 1 a l ... I . .11 ,
i-ietnpi was mauc 10 capture nun, out no eiuaeu
it pursuers, and forsook; tus then quarter in
rtl.a hollow of sr chestnut tree. A nark of
hound afterwards tot on his trail, but owing; to
y the rugged character oi the country, the horao
t ; tnea could not keep np, and the fugitive was
I, lost in the waters of Shoalcreek. All further
i( pursuit was then abandoned, and many believed
the whole story fabuloua, uaitllast Sun J.yni "
fa loy, belonging to A. P. Neefe, r;xrtei ;
t is master that he had seen a man -u; v
)1 tiffs, near a noted cava, on thfe : .,
ijudge Posy. Mr. Neely immefiiUlr
number of gentlemen, and p"ocr
spot indicated. TU day was wt
2 oaiemem oi ine season. .
On Bearing th tnouth bf tha r
t overed the ahi vering form ol
uried beneath a covering of '.'-
1 a attention to tK. "'VT
I 0r the company (thoujrhOo'r,
Vd in i doe. rl,
iliipless Recluse o h', J.
ne ottt in a state of aim--1 i&U
nting picture ot a!
V$wretchedness, which u. ' i ;
etka, and we shall not au
perfectly sane, but . t . i
Pros tb St, Josnpb Ttasparaac JowraaL
, XjUten to oat a Filsxii:
" W connincitrd th following communica
troa to our readers; it h from one in prison
ia this county. , It U well worth perusal,
and we hope that he will often furnish us
with tuch articles.
Mr. Eorroa: I do most heartily rejoice
at the noble efforts that are being made
to restrain the unhallowed influence of dog
geries in our otherwise charming city.
And I sincerely hop that the good work,
which has so prosperously commenced,
will not be suBered to stop with a simple
restriction of the evil, but that the philan
thropists who hare so generously espoused
the cause, may go on from "conquering to
conquest," until doggeries shall be number
ed among things that were.
- Many persons entertain the delusive idea
that the. UceVwing of dram shops is lite
source of a great deal of revenue to the city.
To great many persons this assertion
carries considerable weight. But if those
persons will be candid enough to examine
the police reports, they will tind that more
than three-fourths of the crimes and offen
ces committed in our midst have had their
origin in the use of ardent spirits. And
it costs the city mor to maintain the police,
arret and prosecute offenders, and to keep
and furnish prisoners, than all their much
ta!ked of enormous high licenses will possi
bly amount to. But laying this all aside,!
the dollars and cents sink into niter insig
nificance, when the enormity of the traffic
is carefully examined in a moral point of
view. Who can set a price upon the
wounded feelings and ruined hopes of a fond
and affectionate wife, whose brightest an
ticipations have been blotted out by the fell
dbstroyer alcohol? Who can set a price up
on the anguish and heart broken sichi
which are daily wrung from the drunkard1
children, through the ignominy and shame
they are torced to sutler, bv his indulgence
in intoxicating liquor? Who can set a
price upon th agony of a mother, who
witnesses an intellectual son, whose morn
ing star rose bright and luminous debase
himself below the level of the brute creation
and thus at one fell blow, crush all the fond
hopes of a doating mother, and bring down
the gray hairs of a once proudly anticipa
ting father to the grave, by his craving ap-
pemo mr inioxicauing unnKSf
Who, I ask, can set a pries upon this
base desecration of the hearth stone, and
the eternal peace and happiness of many,
very many families, who once lived ia the
eniovment of unbounded health and con-
tentmeut T Kather let the solemn awe be
eternal, than broken by the sound of. the
name ol so abhorrent an individual.
To the friend of temperance, and to the
friend of all mankind, I will say, that if you
would avoid all thi misery and vexation, you
must be aealou and untiring in your efforts to
toUlly annihilate thi hydra-headed monster.
Gird on your armor and fight manfully for the
great cause which yu hav so nobly esnouacd.
and generation yet unborn will rise up and call
you blessed. Vfhen thi glorious enterprise is
fully accomplished, then can man walk the earth
a thoutrh he were indeed th "Lord f Crca-
taalMd ot groveling in the gutter and
J ;.va with brute. - Then will the shrieks
i.-reaas of th much abused wife no more be
, nor will th ohildrea cry for bread.
. i you deem the above worthy place in your
;Tprano eolusnn, yeu axe at perfect libertv
v tke uh us of it. If not, commit it to the
am, ana lt it U forgotten. Yours, lie.
ing with them mor cOaotuaUy than- we hare
hitherto don. W ar prepared to ilence all
clamor about uneonstUotionality, and at the tame
lime te present a mor perfect rum-annihilator
for th consideration of th Temperance world
and the terror of runt-sellers, than that which
has already excited th admiration of all good
men, and met and conquered th machinations
Th Postmaster General invites proposals for carry.
Ine tb mails for on var from th 1st of July next, on
tb routes established by a recent act of Congress
bids tab received at th contiact Mtice in Washington
ttItkbof April. W notice th following among
lb routes, for which bids aro invited ! Pans Mercury.
From Paris, by ShclbyvUl, to Newark, 44 mile
aad back, one a week.
From Brunswick to Blooming! on, 54 miles and back,
we a week.
From Haston. bv Philadelphia, to SbelbrviH. 60
miles aad back, one a vwk.
From Bloomiagtoa, via Vienna, to Edioa,41 miles
and back, one a week.
From Milan by Lewis mill and Judg Johnson's
lr. to Princeton. 34 miles and back one a week.
From Hartford te Milan, SO mile and back one a
From SHslbyvui to SiiksvOlc, 60 mile ana back,
one a weea.
We extract the following from a cornraunica
tionby "Agricola" in th last Palmyra Whig:
Hannibal is town of which our county
should justly be proud something is due from
us t it, as well a vice versa it is the abode
of friend and relation i it is a part ot the body
politic, and concerned in upholding the law and
institution ot the same bUte that w are.
And it would be alike unmindful of the claim
of personal friendship and patriotism in us to
direct the improvements ol Missouri to the ctltcs
of any other btate, so long as our overgrown tl
val manifests a becoming spirit towards us.
i no main onieci oi wus article, itir. ruior, i
shall barely hav space to mention. The loca
tion of the Railroad upon the Southern route,
leave an extensive and fertile country north
west ot us, without any thoroughfares calculated
to facilitate commerce, and develop the resour
ce or that country, and at the same time I know
of no more eligible location for a flank Rood
It a way ot this description was built from Pal
myra te mw Ark, in Knox county, via. I Ions
ton, in Marion, I have no hesitation-in believing
that it would prove a source m immense advan
tare to all concerned. The topography of the
oountry, the abundance f material along the
route tor constructing the Koad, and especially
th agricultural capabilities ot the district
through which it would pas, all warrant the
feasibility of such an enterprise. The necessity
of uoh a work also is strongly felt in the present
tate of transportation and travel over that way.
What aay our friend up about Houston and
New Arlc f
vour lather Uu
suoh- s oo0
1 A fc.
and hn i yi y
iTVeTore it is arrry;
.would not have een
lllut ion need not hot
Chriiiums. I .-wry.
MAT ANDKSAa HAtBJAGX.
on, tub icaENo,r elmtoud.
It was on the sevcrtri evmiivr after Mr. An
derson had been constrheiiio a bloody tomb,
that two strangers arr fcl aXAsMord. Their
routes, theit errand,1- thir" brrra'lC' wcre
parucuiariy uiiimiir. vne imC iroiu
south, and his visit was to lie, laivl. The Other
arrived by the northern road, anil his business
was Willi the Iwly. lltesou.htru tfjr.inger was
but a lad, extremely handsome,"jnd slwwy in his
dress and appointments. Tlic nu-thcrn visitor
on the contrary, was a grey-lteaatl nan, sober
ly attired, antl apparently a merrier of some
learned profession. 11 lh, on their sirivsl, wcre
conducted to the apnartmenl of thtse whom
they iiHuired for. When the gravct visitor
was introduced to the lady' closet n apart
ment thus dcsignaleI at the time, but wliicn is
now mjrc fastiionahly called 'a boudoir'' rig'it
gludly wa ho received, for the mourner iVmg
herself upon his ncckntvl wept upon his bosom.
'ffricnd ol my cear Inther: mil sobs inter
rupted the words of welcome t!iat hut.g upon
'Not friend of thy father now, M-.y! but, tLy
father' said the old mnn, as he folded her in
Id arms. '1 would have been with thee soon
er, but this desperate transaction for day un
manned me; nml then I thought it better not to
intrude loo hastily upon tliy grier. In socUi,
another week should most likely pasted, helot o
I made this mournful visit; but accounts reach
ed mo or certain unwarranted acts upo:i thy
husband1 part, which as thy solo, and nh: !ut
guardian, it is my boutulcn duty to restr.iiii.'
'I know not aught of what of late has passed,
or even of what may now be passing. My
thoughts are yonder,' and ho pointed to the
vault before the window.
'I can well fancy your indifference, my child,
to worldly matters,' said tho old inun ; 'but ru
mor flies and I heurlhal the unhappy manyw
weddod, assumes rights, and wastes property,
idly supposing that in right of his marriage with
you, he has mine power over vour Into father'
property ; and 1 have cemc hi'her specially to
undeceive him. The morning of that ad even-
ing, when your lamented father met his death
I look back upon it yet us but a dream I wit
nessed the final disposition of his property..
Ad, May, is left absolutely in your own power
and Miugrave' marital" influence is utterly
We have headed the above "good ideas," but
they may not be o good after all, if Quincy
should take it into her head to run out the Quin
cy and Fabius road o a to tap the on above
U) it axitt Qumor.
?)a for hi singular wn.
,1 rge that th world hkJ treated him
u he had ktrmiaed to ecxne exit from
Mdrotested that he had da no harm, and
. be allowed toeontinn hi solitary
m finy agreed to go homo with Mr.
Jt gohfch he did, and, when last hoard
ail wbsuflering from a sever cold, eon--"Vjubt,
by his sudden change from a
v. loeivilixed life.
mi at th head et this column.
:a CoHvaiirtoit. Of th lata Slate Con-
held at Aujnfrta, the Fountain, nan
iwkhstanding th very bad travelling it
r largely attended. Winthrop H.ll
pav-fcmt m overnowtng, and many went
unable to find access. W understand
Jitrg company who started from Rock-
f er unable to get through and th same is
trtM r delegation from other places.
jns of diminished confidence ia the law
- xluhitejd ) o the contrary, a determine
;i wa evinced to hav k mad atrinnt
eifoctive. Amendmenu were proposed, which
we have no doubt will b carried through the
Legislature at the present amwion. Th idea
that there ia reaction ia publio centiment con
cerning the Maine Law was forcibly rebutted ;
a nT ww uie watenword, and rew month
will hw that thi is not idle talk ; our way is
onward and onward ; grog ahop ar doomed
doubly doomed, for we. hav the will, and the
Legislatur will seen giv us the way' of deal-
A Fain Rctobt. A party of wit once
upped at a tavern. When the feast wa over
one ot th number called in the hostess.
"Aneelique," said he, "I am eoine to rive
you a lesson in astronomy. Have you not heard
or that great platomo year, when everything
must return to its first condition t Know, then,
that in sixteen thousand year w thall be here
again, on the am day and at the am hour.
Will you give u credit till then P"
Th hostes, however, had her reply.
"I am nerfeotlv willing-." ahe retorted ; "hut
it is just sixteen thousand year sine you were
her before, and you left without paying ; settle
uie oia score, ana i win trust you on the new."
Eraiort. Piuiosorav. "Mr. Crow, can
you explain to de uboriber why dat 'licious
i a a
wegtiabi cauea a nutmeg neber come to ma
Neber come to maturity ?"
Yes, why dey am alway amall potato?"
"Why dey always amall Hater t"
"Te, Mr. Crow. Why dey neber get to be
"W hj- dey neber''
Ye, ye. Mr. Crow. "Why don't de nut
meg, a a class, grew lerg instead of alway
growin small P" '
, "No, J ulius Casar, I dont know nofHo about
it. You must ax tome gardener man about
wegiuble.,, , ,
"Well, Mr. Crow, I kin tell you why nut
meg, as a class, dont grow larger. It's because
bery indiwidual nutmeg know dat d. largest
nutmeg in da world am liable to com across
Ait, ti Baaaik. IA celebrated oome&an
arranged with hi green-grocer on Berry--.
U nay aim quarterly . but the green-gTecer sent
in hi tooount long before th quarter was due,
Th comedian, in treat wrath, called upon
th jrgTMr, and.Uborsng under th impre
sk that his credit was doubled, said- -
"I say, tera'a a pretty W, Benyi yw're
exlinguiihed. There is a copy of the deed
the last document that your murdered parent ev
er laid a pen to.'
Would he had never left home upon Oi f.,
tal errand. But thy will be done!' ;.J tho
mourner meekly raised her eyes to heaven.
'May said Mr. Guneron. as the guardian of
tho orplianed girl wa called, 'I must away to
morrow by times, to speed some biwine of
mm own in Northumberland and it would bo
prudent before I go, to warn thy prodigal aad
profligate lord that ho has no raoro power than
the meanest hind upon thy property, mid that
ror the food he eat and the clothing ho may re
quire, he musi be indebted to thy charitv
Hark! to that noisy burst or drunken revelry,
and in the home that death has visited sa aw
fully! Thi is inoredible in a Christian land, and
it must bcrcpressed. Send Janei to that raons
ter in the shape or man, and ay thit one desires
o speak with him on important business.' Th
litt e bell upon the tuhle was sounded; and a fe
male attendant answered it summons from the
'Go, Janet, tell Mr. Musgrave that my g,r
d,.,. would speak with him instantly. It i,
maucr mat will not brook delay.' The lady's
tire woman bowed and left the room.
h.3 Z? a thit ""'th-oountry stranger
nd when ho allied in the eourt-varJ, Mus-
crave and l.im t,t r-;.j .i . i , , - . '
.i-n"". ::,",",u' "'F'I'mww, were
iTK.n 1 1 i "1 of wrgundy.
;The old carl had an indifferent gaod usf.
, iio tor
Musgrsve, as he sinpod the lienor.
i uu sav. jk nri. tk- ... . .i-
the job wa troublel
desIeTte ',0Zel W Il,e" ,lt
ft! ?!!' T,,,1,nctl MacDougal. 'Think v
on eveSfl crowded wyndJ-!
th. K fam' y 10 rik him to
'Here' to thee, my toul friend T
we'll mak.e the worfd JiSS
we can muster the broad piece. ,nd ret0inbihl
badlands. How nowwench,
ttsz lot or ooriiHor
Marienth.1 & Block are now opening one of
tn largest, finest, most complete ,nd varied a.