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THE DAILY JOURNAL.
O. CLEMENS, KDll'OU AM) 1'UBLISHER
SATURDAY EVENING, AUGUST 2d, 1853
TEBMS OF THS DAILY JOHRKAL. .
InAdvance, . . . . . . $3 for iix month.
TERMS OF ADVERTISI50
IN T II K DAILY JOURNAL.
First insertion, Five Cents Lin j
Each Insertion afterwards, Two aud Half Crats a
Advert isementa will be published from six to twelve
days at To Cenls a Line lor each iuserliou, including
I lie first.
' CHEAPER THAN THE CHEAPEST
BETTER THAU THB BEST,"
h eur Rule for Book and Jvb Friniing.
WEDNESDAY EVE NINO, AUGUST 24, 53.
9- We are aothnrlud to anaoonoe O. U. BTHONd a
candidate tot Cnr Uabsbai. at the aj prucUlti(t Noremher
The Marion County Temperance Soeietr will meet
puraitaiit to adjournment, on Saturday tlio 3d dsy or
September, al l() o clock, a. m., lo discuss ine JYlaine
Liquor Law. The frienda and opponenti of said law,
are requested to attend ; and the different divisions are
requested to be represented by delrciites.
T. II. TATLOW, Trei.
Talmyra, August 8, 1853. (auglOd&wld)
WILL PEOrLE WHO OWE US
rhast call and pay vp I
?T3 We need the money and havo no time to
collect it. rg
Rrmemdbr the Temperance Meeting at
the Christian Church next Tuesday night.
Rbmemdcii, that the question before the
city at tne coming city election is "Shall
the city by ordinance prohibit tho sale of
intoxicating liquors within the city limits?"
iNeither the "Maine Liquor Law" nor any
other State prohibitory law is now before
The Christian Church will, (the Lord will
ing,) commence a meeting in their house in this
city, next Wednesday, the 31st, nt 11 o'clock,
a. m. Elder D. P. Henderson and others have
promised to attend.
President Williams, of Christian College, Co
lumbia, will address the public on the subject of
education during the meeting.
O3 D.iy-before yesterday the laborers at
South River struck for six drams a dny, instead
of four. By this means they lost time and
consequently money enough to have purchased
the extra ttvo drams for six months. The
contractor effected a compromise, by agreeing
to give tho two extra "jiggers " until the 10th
September, with the understanding that any
nan discovered to be " disguised " in liquor, is
to be paid oil at the rato of $1 a day and dis
charged. The men at South Rircr did not all
strike ; those on the hill remained at work.
Ia proof of the fact that it is more the lore of
liquor than of money that drives shiftless, im
provident men to the drudgery of railroad labor,
it is related that one of the men, after working
three days was observed on the morning of the
fourth, to shoulder his pack and start off, with
out his wages. In answer to inquiries as to his
intentions, he indignantly replied that " He'd be
d d if he'd work on any railroad where they
didn't give seven 'jiggers' a day!' Here was
$3 75 thrown away, and this amount would
have supplied him with the extra three 'jiggers'
ior tnree years, ui course sucn men never
save enough to buy a farm or hosae of any sort,
and are grubbers and diggers till the machine
which was wound up at their birth, runs down.
In the above there ore some mistakes. The
understanding between the contractor and the
men was, that if any man should be observed to
be at all " disguised" he is to be discharged and
to forfeit his wages. This was their own pro
position. If another strike take place on any
pretence, those engaged in it are to be paid off
at the rate of $1 a day and discharged.
Fes ! Fcs-l! M. Winchell will prove to
the people of Hannibal that their ideas of "fun,"
real, glorious, unmixed "fun," have fallen far
short of the reality. Go to see and hear him
next Monday night at the City Hull, and ycu
will not have the "blues" again for twelve
months. We were ear and eye-witness yester
day evening to some of his mirth-provoking
drolleries, and could not wonder that he has at
tained high celebrity in the East. Many ex
cellent anecdotes are told of bim in the Eastern
papers. His power of changing his features is
such that you might pass him on the street and
meet him five minutes afterwards under the full
impression that you had never seen the man
before. The Utica Daily Gazette says :
Certainly ho is six or seven gentlemeu rolled
up into one. It is well for tho community that
he is an honest, respectable man, for if he
should take it into his head to pluy tho rogue, he
would con found the keenest polico olheer by
the magio celerity of his transformations.
PUBLISH THB KA8CAL I
A young man nnm.d James A. Sharma,
who succoded to some extent in imposing him-
elf on this community as a respectable bache
lor, stole some articles of considerable value a
few days since, and eloped. Ho is five feet S
or 10 inches high, thick-set, with pule face,
grey eyes, and a gassy tongue.' The following
letter addressed to one of the editors of the
Courier, shows the opinion en'.crtainel of him
bv those who should know him best :
Hamiltok, Ga., July 7, 1853.
Ma. J. T. Hi :
Dear Sir: From all accounts, I learn there
is a man in your town, by the name of James
A. bharman, who is known to be a notorious
rascal. And I would advise the citizens of
Hannibal to beware of such a man; for ho has
fled from this State, some two or three times,
for stealing and Forgery, ond was put in jail in
Mobile, Ala., once; Louisville, K), once, and
got away, I suppose, and fled to Missouri, i.ml
left a wife and child. I do not suppose as
grand a rascal ever lift the State of Georgia.
The reason why 1 do this is, he left my sister,
of which ho married," and child, and went nt
such business as that. Yours, D. S.
Mb. IIintox: If this man has done any
thing: in the town of Hannibal to be punis'..ed
for, I hope tho law will punish him for it. I do
not suppose it would be at all amiss to let such
be known to the people. He has been seuding
your papers here, sol learn, and I thought pro
bubly ho might be in business with you.
The above letters were post-marked 14 Mul
berry Grove, Ga., July 11th." They have been
on hand some timo.
The report about the fire nt few Or
leans, which we published yesterday, was a
mistake. Tho report i nd its co'ilrudiutiou u .mi'
up on the boat together, but we only heard the
From the New York Tribune.
"Here's; your nice Hot Corn, smoking
hot, smokiag hot, just from the pot!" Hour
after hour last evening as we sat over the
desk, this cry came up in a soft plaintive
voice under our window, wlucli told us ol
one of the ways of the poor to eke out
means of subsistence ia this over-burdened,
ill-fed and worse-lodged home of misery
for so many without means, who are con
stantly crowding into the dirtiest purlieus
of this uotoriously dirty city, where they
are exposed to the daily chance of death
from some sudden outbreaking epidemic
like that now desolating the same kind of
streets in New Orleans, and swallowing up
its thousands of victims from the same class
of poverty-stricken, uncomfortably-provid-
ed-for human beings, who know not how, or
have not the power, to flea to the healt'-.y
hills and green fields of the country, Here
they live barely live in holes almost as
hot as the hot corn, the cry of which rung
inonr earstrom dark till midnight
" Hot corn ! hot corn ! here's your nice
hot corn," rose up in a faint, child. liU
voice, which seemed lo have been aroused
by the sound of our step as we were about
entering the Park, while the City clock
told the honr when ghosts go forth upon
their midnight rambles. We started as
though a spirit had given us a rap, for the
sound seemed to come out of oue of the
iron posts which staad as sentinels over
the main entrance, forbidding all vehicles
10 enter, unless the driver take3 the tiouble
ways, is ont ot place, giving tree ingress
to the court-yard, or livery stablo around
of th3 City Hall, which, in consideration of
the growth ol a few miserable dusty brown
trees and doubtful colored grass-patches,
we call " the Park."
Looking over the post we discovered the
owner of the hot corn cry, in the person of
an emaciated little girl about twelve years
old, whose dirty frock was nearly the color
of the rusty iron, and whose face, hands
and feet, naturally white and delicate, were
imed with dirt until nearly ot the sume
color, mere were two white streaks run
ning down from the soft blue eyes, that told
of the hot scalding tears that were coursing
their way over that naturally beautilul face
"home coi n, bir," lisped tho little suflerer.
as she saw we hud stopped to look at her,
hardly daring to speak to one who did not
address her in rough tones of command,
such ns "give me some corn, you litle wolfs
whelp,' or a name still more opprobrious
both to liersclt and mother, fcecmg we
had no look of contempt ,oi her, she said
piteously, "please buy some corn, sir."
"IMo, my dear, I do not wish any: It is
not very healthy in such warm weather as
this, and especially so late at night."
" Uli dear, then, what shall 1 do t
"Why, go home. It is past midnight,
and such little citls as you ou"ht not to
be in the streets of this bad city nt this time
1 can't go home and I am so tired
and sleepy. U dear."
" Cannot go home. Why not ?"
" Oh, sir, my mother will whip me if I co
home without selling all my corn. Oh, sir,
do buy one ear, and then 1 shall have onlv
two left, and 1 am sure she might let little
sis and me eat them, for 1 have not had
anvininu to eai bitce mornmi. onlv one
apple the man gave me, and one part of
oue he threw away. 1 could have stole
turnip at the grocery when I went to get
to get something in the pitcher for mother,
nut 1 dare not. 1 did use toslerl, but Mr
Pease says it is naughty to slcal, and 1
don't want to be naughty, indeed 1 don't;
and I don't want to be a bad girl, like Lizzie
Smith, and sl-e is only two years older than
me, it she does dress tine : 'cause Mr. Pease
says she will be just like old drunken Kate,
one ol these days. Oh, dear, now there
goes a mau and I diJ not cry hot corn,
what shall 1 do f "
"Do! There, that is what you shall do," as
wo (lashed the corn in the gutter. ' Od home:
tell your muiher you have sold it all, and here
is the money.
"Won't that be a lie, sir? Mr. Pease say
we must not tell lies."
"No, iny dear, that won't be a lie, because 1
have bulled it and thrown it away, instead of
cat ins it."
'But, sir, may I cat it, then, if yeudou't want
" No, it is not good for you J good bread is
Letter, and here is a sixpence to buy a loaf, and
ed our senses to a degree of imagination tli
first class hotels must have such rive 1'oin.
denixen-makingsppurtenances, as this guttering
room, shamelessly open inviting to the street;!
when that watch-word ory, like the ribroclf.
tarthng peal, came up from the near vicinity, I
vailine like a lost spirit on the midnight air !
'Hot corn hot corn here's your nice hot i
corn smoking hot hot hot corn."
here is another to buy some nice cakes for you.
Now, that is your money don't give it to your
mother, and don't stay ont so luie airain. Go
home earlier, und tell your mother you cannot
sell all your corn, and jou cannot keep awake,
and if she is a good mother, she wont whip
"(Jh, air, she is a good mother sometimes,
Rut I am sure the grocery man at the corner is
not a good man, or he would not sell my mother
rum, wneune ituows jur Air. rease told Mm
so that we poor children were starving. Oh.
1 wish all the men were good men like hun, and
then my mother would not drink that nasty
liquor, und beat aud starve us, 'cause there would
be nobody to sell her any. And then we should
have plenty to eat.
Away she ran down the street toward that
reeking centre of iilth, poverty and misery, the
noted Five l'oiuts ot New York.
As we plodded up Broadway, looking in here
anu mere upon the palatini splendors of metrop.
olitan "saloons' we think that is the word for
fashionable upper class grog-shops we almost
involuntarily cried "hot com," as we saw the
hot spirit of that grain, under the various guises,
of "pure irin" "old rum" "pale braudv"
"pure port" "Heidseick" or "Latrer Bier'
poured down tha hot throats of men and ah
yes, of women, too, whose daughters inav some
day sit at midnight upon tho cold curbstone
crying, "hot corn, to gain a penny for the pur
uiiusa ui a uruiK. vi ma very aragon iney are
now inviting to a home in their bosons, whose
cry in alter years will be, "Uive, give, give,"
and unsatiblied as the horse-lerchet daughters.
Again as we turned the corner of burin?
street, the glare aud splendor of a thousand
to Dull ud and tumble out of th u,,.. " ' me g iiiering cut glass or that
r.u r j . ,. , . w" lor the nrst lime lighted up bar-room of tha
of the aforesaid posls which not oftn jPresco.t House, soUded by the Pr.".?, J"
done, because one of them often, if uot al-jiaaguificenee, dashed our eyes and almost blind-
found a letter from Win. i
In view of it, we cannot
said on the 15lh, that, if this '
staken, he has done more to
From tha St. Louis Intelligencer.
Wo. Claude Jones's Baato to tho Pacific
Below will be found a letter from Wi
Claude Jones, Esq.
but repeat what we said
eentleman is not mistaki
point out a railroad route to me racmc, man any
nilmr nvrsnn who has ever riresumed ta be a mil,.
lie cuide in this matter. We repeat too that
unless the members of our Government at
Washington have good reason to believe that
Mr. Jones is quite unworthy of confidence, it
is a duty they owe the nation to take all tha
means in their power to verity Ins sentiments.
WegivejMr. Jones's letter without further rej
IxDtr-EitDCNCE, Mo., Aug., 20, 1S53.
7V fAe Editor of iht St. Louis Inlcltigtnccr :
sib: in your paper of August 10th is an
article headed, "W. Claude Jones' route to the
Pacific," in which is quoted a portion of my St.
My object in wriunir that letter was to draw
public attention to the nearest and best route for
the great Central Railroad to the Pacific. I had
no personal motives sought no olhce and did
not covet newspaper notoriety.
In the latter part of May last, I sought Cel.
Ad crt, Chief of U. S. Topographical Engineers,
also tho Hon. J. Da vis, Secretary of War, iit
Washington City, and communicated tho infor
mation contained in my Iwtler to them. I did
this under the hope that the instructions of the
proper Department to thu different corps of Sur
veyors might cover tho route indicated. In
this I was too late. The instructions had al
ready been issued, and the several corps had
left Washington for tho different theaters of
duty assigned them. I did not like to accompa
ny any expedition, ns my private aud personal
engagements were of such a nature as lo forbid
but 1 dccine ltnat I could girt such laprrna-
.'ion as xrovld lead to the exploration of Hit unite.
An ert or the Secretary of War, I do not know.
But 1 do know that the contemplated route is
not embraced within the scope of the original
instructions. This was declined, bat I was per
mitted to read them from the records of the oiTiet!
of the Secretary of Wr. I was but an liurtilta
individual, and had no members of the Cuvras-
tonal oligarcy to introduce me to olhciul favor,
and my representations may have been wholly
In try St. Joseph letter I state the fact
of the route and delineate it with sutlicetit accu
raty lor any person to pursue; and as I wish to
avoid all controversy through the press, I w ill
make the following declaration to vindicate the
truth and practicability of the route;
Although at a personal sacrifice I trill accom
pany any competent and authorized exploring par'
ty on hit route tnaxcatcii, ami will pledge ad that
a man holds dear oJ sacred, as to its practica'
lours Respectfully, W. Clatde Joses.
Am Obdisauci ta provide for guttering, curb
ing, grading and paving the side walk on
the west side of 3i street, between Hill and
Be it Ordained, by the city Council of the
city of Hannibal, as follows:
sec. 1st. 1 hat the street Commissioner be
and is hereby authorized and required to let
out the contract for the guttering of (he west
side of 3d street, between Hill aud Bird street,
and have the same done as soon as practicable.
Sec. 2nd. That within sixty days after the
guttering is completed, the owners of lots on.
the said west side of ihird street, within the
limits aforesaid, be and they are hereby requir
ed, without any further notice, to curb, grade
and pave the sidewalks, in front of their respect
ive lots, in the manner as may be directed by
the city engineer, with stone, brick or boards.
Sec. 3d. If the owners aforesaid of the lots
aforesaid fail to comply with the second section
of this ordinance, it shall be the duty ef the
Street Commissioner to proceed to make the
improvements aforesaid, and apportion the costs
thereof among the owners of the said lots as is
required by ordinance 28, in the revised ordi
nances of 1852, and said apportionments so made
shall be and constitute a special tax upon the
said lots, aud shall be collected as provided by
the saidordinance No. 28, in the book of revised
ordinances of 1S52.
Sec. 4th. This ordinance shall take effect
from and after its publication.
Approved, Aug. 9th, 1853.
Blayor pro tern.
H A M S!J '
Just received, a superior Lot of Sugar
Cured Hams. For sale low bv
jyl5d&w3w T. R. "SELMES.