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Troy, 31 o .
PRIKAV, .IINUARY 5, 100.
M lio dues not love his country with
all his soul mill heart? Our whole
country with licr vast river.-1, lakes,
mountains ami rolling prairie.', all of
which exceed that of any other nation
in 5tio world.
Cur whole country ! What a glorious
theme for one In think hn live in the
" land of the free and homo of the
brave," and that peace onco more ha?
returned to n nation of people.
The beautiful cut at the head of I his
column in emblematical of llio high po
sition she occupies anions the nations of
the earth, and long may it remain a soli 1
coiiipact to rcci-it the encroachment of
any foieign foe, now and forever.
Our whole country purchased with
tho blood of our Revolutionary sires,
whoso memories and deeds of valor are
Mill ehciifhed in the heart of every true
American. As :i nation of people we
am again oiijoyiii; tho blessings of peace
after a four years war among ourselves
and of its causes and th.no who were in
strumental in bringing it upon our people,-
it is not our purpose to liauio. Tor
the future let nil strive to cultivate peace
ninl harmony with each other, and look
forward to n blighter and letter lime to
runic. All hail, then to our whole enuu
try, now and forever.
JMitor of Hnnll:
'I'lie undersigned would gratefully nc-
knowledge through your parcr, their ob
l:gations tn tho ciiizcns of Troy and vi
cinity, w! o, on Friday evening last, very
iMiccahly i-urprUcd us by a ib nation
visit. Hoping tho kind deeds done on
thr.t occasion may afford to each donor, as
muehieal happiness as their valuable
ejil'is did us substantial good; wo very
cordially tender our hearty thsnl.s to all
.T. V. P.AItKS.
J), L. lUUKfl.
III Uandulph county.a few days ago, a
young man named Joseph W. L'ltgc,
while going to a party in tho neighbor
hood, "put his horio out" at full speed,
when the animal fell, throwing the young
man out on the frozen ground, inllieting
intermit injuries, from which lie died in
about nu hour. His brother, Nathan
Largo, was with him, and on returning
home with his body, and while engaged
in pulling off his pistols, one of them
"went olV," inflicting ii s-ovorc though not
a dangerous wound in the hand.
A diliieulty oceurcd at Thoman ille, in
Randolph county, on Saturday week, be
tween John Hicks and Neil Uarnea, of
that t'.iiighliorhoud, in which tho latter was
(iaiigcroui lyand, it was thought, mortally
wounded, having received three sltots from
a nistol in tho hands of Hicks, The lat
ter, it is avefred, acted in :elf-delbncc.
Ohio is tho only State that came out of
the wav with less debt than it went in
with the iriiu ipleuf taxation having boon
adopted e3ii in the daikcst hours. The
s't-.m debt now i -M:J,.1()0,1 75, against
SI I ".'lO.SIia :n iaiO.
The Springfield Patriot of Thunday
tat say-sit learns that Mr. U. K. Ilcrsoy
i., at preterit meeting with tho greatest
iueccs in raising mineral ntGranby, from
the new shafts lately s-unk a. an oxpcii
incut to te-t tho wealth of the lniin.s, and
that ore is found to exceed, in vie', lies?
and fu ility, his highest expectations.
The St. Charles Cosmos died on Fri
day ln-t, having on that day attained the
age of two years. Circumstances "be
yond the control" of its editor, Mr. E
Sactae, caused its demise.
In tho Lou'tsr.na Legislature a bill has
been introduce! providing for the estab-li-hment
of a buieau iuaid ofFcdcrnl and
Confederate doubled soldiers.
Two members of the Kaunas Lcgila
tine, elected Nocinber7, had a majority
ol'.mly one votj each, one a majority of
luce votes una mreo :i wajoiii) w n.
votes each. In mi importunt election
111 r majoritu might work wonders.
A single shipment of coal oil lately
made at Pittsburgh, and consigned to a St.
J (iiii company; amounted to 2,UQi bar-'
ads valued at 'about !:! 0
The Inst rail on the new railroad from
St. Louis to JiicksonTillo, III., a distance
of 80 miles, was laid yesterday, thus bring
ing that thriving littlo city within about
five hours of St. Louis. Uogulas trains
commence at once.
Marly in the war, a number of churches
in W nshington city wcro offered as hos
pituls for tho nccomfdnlion of sick and
wounded Union soldiers. They have now
sent in bills to the Government for rent
Several Wagons loaded with cotton
passed throng Belleville, Illinois, a fow
days since, curouto to St. Louis. The
article was raised in Southern Illinois!
where, owing to tho favorable woathor, a
large yield was obtained tins past season-Ex-President
Filluioro and wife suit
for Brest on the Cth of Janurary, expect
ing to remain abroad sis or eight months.
Tho Belleville (111.) Advocate says ma
ny citizens of St. Claircpunty are seeking
homes in Missouri.
The following statement will giro our
readers some idea of the immense trade of
the Western l'lains: From tho 20th of
May t) the 20th of November Inst thero
passed over the bridge at 112d Creek, on
the Santa Fe road, -1,472 wagons, employ
ing 5,1H7 men, l,207horscs,G,132 mules,
3S,2S1, work oson, and thoro wcro car
ried 20,12:5,-101 lbs Affreight. Torcmore
the freight by rail it would require 2,182
cars, or a train of 15 cars per day. This
shows tho importance of a railroad to San
ta Fe, to coiinoH with tho Paciffo Rail
road. It is stilted thnttho Falls of St. Antho
ny are rapidly undergoing a change; that
during tho spring of 1859 tlioy receded
about 250 feet to the middle of the river
and nearly 110 feet further the next
spring. It is not improbablo that in a fow
years they will le destroydd altogether,
leaving nothing behind but a long rcaoh
of rolling, tumbling rapid;.
A negro was lately brought before a
Justice cf the Peace in Mississippi, charg
ed with assault and battery upon atiother
negro, and a jury of colored men wcro
.-uiumoncd to try tho case. After listen
ing attentively to the evidence and the
charge of the Justice, the jury as'cfscda
fine of 25 on each of the parties to tho
At Hennepin HI., a few days since, .1
party of eight young ladies and gentle
men, while putting on their skates pre
paratory to a lively enjoyment of a sea
sonable season of skating, tho ieo gave
way, and thoy weie all precipitated into
the Illinois river. Fortunately nil wcro
rescued with no greater calamity than
an unpleasant duckiug.
A home thief Wns.ihotnnd killed while
running a valuable horso across the Ill
inois liver on the ice near Naples a few
lays since. A trusty rifle in tho hands
of a l'iko county III. farmer laid himlow.
Georgetown, D. C, following tho ex
ample of Washington, opened tho polls
on tho 2Sth ult., to test the senso of tho
citizens on tho subject of negro suffrage;
and the result was, that of 1,713 votes cast,
oniv one was in favor of thus extending
Judge Sidney Breosc, of the Stipromo
Court, is writing f-omo memoirs of the
early settlement of Illinois. Tho Judge
has been arcsident of tho State nourly fif
A "Latter Dy Saint" namod Welts
writes to tho Chicago Tribuno that ho has
already four wives, and that tho object of
hit visit is to tako another onowithhim
to Utah. Tho Tribuno suggest that there
is such a place as Jolliot, where bigamists
do ci ngregato to study the science of
lliitiuisproducod in 18 C5 one hundred
and seventy-seven millions of bushels of
corn, twenty-fivo millions of bushels of
wheat, eight hundred thousand bushels of
ryo, ono million of barley, and twenty-
eight million bush'ils of oats.
Congressman Farnsworth, of Illinois'
has been making a speech in Washing
ton, in favor of negro suffrage Al
though the measure was largely defeated
in the election which took placo in the
District of Columbia, n few days nftcr
wards, ho and Summer nnd Thad. Ste
vens, mid others, aro iu favor of forcing
negro suffrago upon tho people of the
Dutrict by Congressional enactment.
A Gigantic Ucbel Soldier,
An Abingdon Vir., paper notices tho
departure from that placo, of "Baby
Bates, for his homo on tho Big Sandy,
Baby is described ns over seven feet high,
weighs HU pounds, twenty-oight years of
age, and has a foot fourteen inches Ion
1 n0 ecrvod in tho rebel army during the
' wari imt although as easy to hit as a barn
door, he succeeded in escaping without a
Acat'sTA, Ark., Deo. 12, 18C5.
Editor Republican: -The people hero
havo accosted tht situation In the great
est cood faith, and sro earnestly endeav
oring to-conform to the new order of
things. Home ot tne pianiern are leasing
their lands in small tracts to tne most re
liable of tho freodmon the planter fur
nishing, besides the land ana tho quar
ters, such stock. utonsHa and plantation
supplies as may bo needed in the prosoon
tion of tho croc, and allowing to tho
freodtnan an agreed sharo of the pro
ceeds ot tuo crop. I saw uen. ruiow
loasing his valuable plantations in Phil
lips county to parties of his formor
sIotos on theso terms; while others nrc
hiring tho nogroos at stipulated wages;
in cither caso liberal torms ore goncrally
allowed to tho negroes tho contracts nrc
usually submitted to tho Frccdmcu's
Bureau for its approval.
If this Bureau docs not too seriously
cripple tho operations, tho largest cotton
crop over planted in this country will bo
cultivated nest summer; but tho pcoplo
generally look with considerable distrust
upon tho workings of this buroau, as n
source of strife and trouble. In some
localities it is managed by modwatc and
intelligent officers. As nn csaroplo of
tho manner in which it is controlled in
other localities, I add a story which I
ucaru in lies Arc the other ilay :
Ancgro, formerly belonging to the
estate of Gov. Jackson, struck nn old
lady, Mrs. l'erkius, in tho face, severely
bruising her, when her son, John Perk
ins a ton in law of Gov. Jackson's in
terfered, ami, in thoinclec, shot the r.o
gro, but did not kill him. Perkins give
himself up to thu civil authorities for
trial, and was cithcrundcrgoingtri.il or
had 1 p e 2 n examined, when the bureau, in
the shape of a Lieutonant put on" a negro
compmy, and a guard of "God's images
in ebony, came up Ironi I'uvnll s lllull
to arrest him. Perkins escaped to thu
woods, and had not been taken when I
left that place, although the aforesaid
bureau wcro after him.
think if tho Government would place
more confidence in tho constitutional
authorities, a better feeling would pre
vail, and the interests of the tree J men be
more eflcctuallyguarded. OnsEUVEtt.
1'rnm tho Atlanta (ll.i.) liitilllgencor.
Ab-J Then .Multiply.
So frequently aro we called on to no
tice the chief disgrace of these time.-',
robbery, that we fear our people may
grow caioless or indirercnt. In fact,
tome may think these reports the child
of nono bat a loc.il's brain. This is as
they elect. As n watchman on the tow
er, we fcliall continue to cry aloud the
hour and its evils, and not s.iy "All is
well!" as did the watchman in tho streets
of Paris, uhcii the mob insulted tlia
King arid trampled order under iu ele
A few nights ago a house, a short dis
tance from this city, in which lived
three ladies, was attacked by a negro
man, who first essayed to break the door
down, but this effort proving futile, ho
turned to tuo window and stovo it in
with an ax, barely missing tho head of n
young lady who was standing near it.
'!.. i..i:..T u.. 11...:. 1 i..;.i...
&I1U IUUIU3, UJ bllUlt Bi-ik-.tuia UUU OUIiUltf,
succeeded in bringing to their assistance
two gentlemen from a neighboring farm.
They btartod, and whou half wny, re
turned to get their weapons, Uurinu
which time tho negro, being advised of
the movement, abauuonod bis project
and hastened away.
f(ow: wo don l like a continual repeti
tion, but wo would respectfully urge up
on our people in tuo country in every
county to hold public meetings and or
ganize at onco a patrol corps
I'ray tell ti, why will you go nhout be
wailing the "horrid stato of affairs." and
yet never take a step toward thangin
Wc are sure that all corps raised for
tho purpose above indicated will ba armed
immediately. Then lot our friends delay
no longer. "I'rovidenco helps those who
Exicasive Uabfcery 20,000
A daring robbery , was perpetrated at
Mound City, on Tuesday night last, by
somo parties, who as yet remain undis
covered, of somo $20,000, which was ta
ken out or the safe belonging to the pay
master of tho station, Maj. Spauldiug.
Assistant Paymaster, Henry, at about
4 o'clock Thursday evening, locked the
safe, and depositod the koysin tho draw
ers of a secretary, securing tho same.
At 7 o'clock on Friday morning, the
porter awakened Mnj. Spauldiug with
tho information that he had found un
der tho safo a packsgo of money, which
hod evidently been dropped by the
thieves in their hurry to get away. This
news aroused Maj, Spaulding, who upon
arriving at tho oflico, found that somo
820,000 had been abstracted from it; and
that it had been left unlocked. Tho
keys of tho safe, it seems, had beed taken
from tho drawer of tho Secretary, where
they had been placed tho night previous,
and then the rascals had an easy job of
effecting tho robbery. Cairo Democrat
San Francisco, Dec. 30.
A dispatch has been received horo from
Portland, Uregon, saying that tho stca
mcr Cassandra had succeeded in reaching
Columbia river, with passengers who star
ted overland from Dalles, some of whom
wcro badlv frozen. Tho river is almost
Froa New Orleans
New Onr.EANs, Doe. 28.
Thrco policemen wcro severely woun
ded oo Christmas day by a cans of exoi
ted negroes. Some forty tiogroes were
arrested, most of whom wcro armed.
The planters, farmers, and freodmon
generally aro making contracts for the
nest yesrsatisfaetory to both parties, in
Central Texas, prospects aro not so good.
Tho planters are discouraged on tho su
gar and cotton plantations of tho Brazos,
Colorado, and other streams near tho
Gen. Gregory is making a tour, ad
dressing tho frccdmcn with tho view to
porsuado thorn to mnko contracts for la
bor next year.
Thcro it much complaint about mail
service throughout Texas, it takes sev
enteen days to get letters from Houston
to he? Orleans, wuicli can be travolcu in
Business in Galvton is dropping off,
and goods daily declining in price.
J'Jnrly this month at Jeflerson, lexas,
tho military rescued by force, in open
District Court, from tho Sheriff, two
treasury agents, indicted by tho Grand
Jury for swindling. Tho officers in com
mand ordered the Provisional Judgo of
the Court to rolcjiso tho ngents under
threat of punishment if ho disobeyed.
Tho Judgo declined obeying tho ordor.
Disaster to the Slcaiser rjoiistituliom
Wii.minoto.v, N. C Dec. SO.
The steamer Constitution, ('apt. Giccn-
man, left Savannah for New York on the.
2:id instant, wit'i 71 pnsfongors and 700
bales cotton, Sho struck on tho western
point of Lookout shoal on Saturday
morning at -1 o'clock, where she remain
ed forty-eight hours and then broko up.
The captain, with twelve of tho new and
one passenger. W. P. Long, of Brooklyn
New York, saved themselves on cotton
biles. They landed at Cape Lookout
light house at 10 o.elock on Thursday
morning, and thence proceeded to .Moro
Forty persons on beard the ill-fated
vessel, cotiM'ting of passengers and crew,
perished. The survivors left Morehcad
City for -cw York this morning,
Tornado i:i Tennessee.
XAsnvtM.E, lee. ISO.
The latest information from Pulaski
stales that the loss of life and property
is lc.-s th in at. first reported. One lady
wis killed, miss. L'rnddeu. A Mrs. .Tohii
son is thought to be mortally injured.
One negro woman was killed, and seven
negroes more or less severely injured
The tornado struck tho southwestern
part of the town, uprooting trees, and
destroying six or seven houses, A por
tion nf thu ltichlaml l' elnry wn deHvy
cd and several hoiues in southwesterly
direction wcro leveled lo tho ground, n
inong them those of .Mr?. White, three
miles from town, and .Mrs. Jos. m. Cook,
ciaht mile-i from Pitlitki. This is the
extent of damages as far at heard.
Sirs. Clay's Visit to fort Monroe.
New York, IUc. "0.
A Fort Monroe correspondent says
Clemont C. Clay has recently bceu per
mitted by tho 1 residont to receive a visit
from his wife. Mrs. Clay arrived thcro
on Thursday of this week, and wan soon
after admitted to an interview with her
husband in his prison. Sho was sur
prised to find Mr. Clay in very good
health, his confinement appoaring to have
no injurious effects on his him
The health of Jeff. Davis is said to
jlrs. Clay will probably remain at
Fort Jonroe for so mo time.
Withdrawal of French Troops from
New Yofti;, Dec. .10.
A Washington corrospondentsays: The
statement with reference to tho exact
meaning of tho rumors concerning the
withdrawal of French troops from Mexico
will bo likely to reeeivo official confirma
tion in a lew aays. H hen theso rumors
first appeared, they came origiually from
France. There was a condition uttcuding
the withdrawal, nnd that condition was an
assurance from this Government to Napo
leon that bis Huipiro ana emperor in
Mexico should notbc disturbed. Report
says n pledgo has been given by ourtiov
erumcnt that no intcrforenco will be al
lowed. Tho reason of tho Administration
guaranteeing this non-interference is, no
doubt, the result of a boliof that tho Lib
erals will bo ablo to mako short work of
Maximilian, onco tho 1 rench bayonets
aro withdrawn, but wo should not bo too
sure of this. Max. will still have a good
ly number of Austrian and Belgium mus
kcts to fall back upon, and besides these
he has a contingent of two thousand to
draw upon yoarly for sovoral years to
come. With theso he may, the United
States pursuing a hand-off policy, bo alio
to establish his sway, and if ho docs thero
will be no other courso than to rccognizo
A Good Day's Work.
Wo loarn that Richard Lowcllyn, tho
young gentleman who mado a wager of
SaUU last week, lor making thrco hun
dred calls upon New Year's Day, driving
a span of horses on tho round, lost his
monoy, but camo within thivty ono of the
number frtatod. This was a good day's
work and tho fact of his brenking down,
wo aro told, is not attvibutablo to his hav
ing taken but two-hundred and tixty
nine small drinks of brandy, but to tho
fact of one of his horses becoming in
jured by n fall on tho slippery street
though the animal was not in the slight
oitdeirrco under the influence of liouir
1 - t. Lsuis Republican
On tho 1st inst., Mr. Noah P. TTill, n
member of Company K, 123d New York
Infantry, whilo hunting in Granville, N.
Y., had hisattontlo-i attracted to a cer
tain euvo by his dog. Supposing a fox
might bo within, ho placed a lantern
upon tho end of his gun, and by stoop
ing ho entored tho cave and proceeded
about eoventy feet,, when ho saw tho
oyes of a "varmint," and perceived at
onco it was no fox. Tho animal was
crouched upon a kind of shelf, and Mr.
Hill, not daring or wishing to back out,
pointed his gun nt the creaturo, when the
latter immediately caught tho tnazzlo in
his mouth. Mr. Hill succeeded in wrest
ing his piece awuy, pointed it again, and
again tho ntiitnnl caught it, when Mr.
II ill discharged the gun, heavily loaded
with buckshot, into the creature's mouth
and through the back of bis neck. The
animal bounded forward, but, with a
hatchet and the aid of his dog, Mr. Hill
despatched him nt once, without receiv
ing any injury. It was a panther meas
uring five feet eight inches in leu :th, and
weighing ond hundred ami seventeen
Business in the South.
The Savannah Hcptibliaut ays that for
tho past twelve months tho business of
that city, especially that connected with
the shipping, has increased to tin extent
that is truly surprising, It urges an im
mediate immigration from tho North as
thu main hope of the couth. J ho prac
, , .,- .... ...
tical ;vi.y ol regenerating it throughout is
lor enterprising men, who are neiiucr
nshamedoralraidol labor, to take hold
earnestly to assist it to recover its foimcr
A company of capitalists from Carlisle
Pennsylvania, have bought 12,230 acres
of timbcic l land in Buckingham and
Augtt.-ta eountie-i, Vitginia.
Charleston now has two National
Batiks, and four tegular line of stea
mers. Throughout tho whole South, thcic aro
pleading indieetionn thai it is rapjdlj ie
covering from the terrible blow inllicted
upon it uy the .no war. i irsi-eiass no-
tel, iing closed, are reopening; im oiu )(i0.u v , hu im v. lH , ,
established jounnls, suppressed or mis- ,.,, , tl!!!1 G ul Ul
pended, aro being icvived; new ones are ,0 t uA,,n t1... man' that ho
starting up in every direction, and thcad.! sM ,jiu I1Jtl. ., i.rutcj, ,;,., ,i..,t
vertisemeuts which crowd their column li;K,k ,0 Jlr Vi, ,fl 1;1K.V. u W;M
shown Mate of things far beyond whatiitl nwful ,(J ti,.0 .11Jlho,.
anyone count have anucipaicu a
The Junction City Un!m says that be
yond Saline the extent of sno v is such as
io an i-o.iinmii.i-aiion. , i- umi n m
nn amliulaui-u coming through, the mules
to stop nil communication. We learn o
of .Ub-h vero i-omidett-lv exhausted
The Itavellers in tho ambulance were fre
quently eouipelUd to ge.t out an l Wak
tho r ad. About seventy of th s li:th U.
S. infantry wcro badly fro.. n, and were
compelled to stop at Ellsworth.
The Junction City Union says that the
13th Wisconsin infantry parsed through
that place last Huuday, on their way to
Port Leavenworth to bo mustered out.
Col. Pearsall of said regiment had his
faej badly frozen on the trip in.
Tho Central City (ColA Register of
the Kith says that'tho B. O. D conches
will en-nnionco running on time iri-weck-ly
to and front Athison and Denver on
.Monday next. The damages to the line
caused bv the late Indian attack have
boon fully repared, and passengers by
this lino need apprehend no further de
lay or danger.
Christmas Day iu Glasgow The Ne
groes on the Rampage.
Wo aro informed thr.t on Monday last,
Water street, iu this citv, was the scene
of a disgraceful scene in the shape of
drunken men the principal portion of
them being ncgroei. Several rows oc
curred among them, when tho city au
thorities interfered, but their efforts at
restoring order was so btoutly resisted
that but one arrest was made, and the
negroes interfered and took tho party ar
rested from the hands of the City Marsh
al. Tho city authorities wcro forced to
acknowledge themselves overpowered,
and abandon further attempts nt interior
iug. Several negroes made stump speech
es one of them entertaining the multi
tude for about nn hour. He said the
shackles wero broken and they were freo
that the time for action had arrived,
aud that all tho loyal pcoplo bhould be
allowed to vote, &c. Wo aro beginning
to need a call term of Judgo Burckhart's
Court in this section, as will seen by an
item wo publish olscwhero that ho is giv
ing refractory negroes their rights in
Randolph county. Glasgow, Missouri
Save Your Money.
Thcro has probably noTcr been a pe
riod in the history of this country when
money was more plenty with the middle
and lower elasnos than now. Everybody
has somo money, or can easily obtain it
bv labor. Kmrdoviiisnt is to bo had ev.
crywhoro, especially in tho West, nt re
munerative wages. JNow it becomes per
sons of small mians and of uncertain in
comes to "provido for tho rainy day,"
for more adverse circumstances, by de
positing what they can spare in the i'rov
idont Saving institution, corner of main
and Locust, where they can deposit any
sum, from five cents upward, end receive
iuterest therefore. Republican.
In Franco, the wnsto steam from tho
locomotivo is mado to heat tho cars in
the train behind, It is conducted from
tho cscapo pipes through tubes, which
inside tho enrs nro of copper, but out
side are of vulcanised India rubber, with
co'ip'iii? whtMi can be readily managed.
Sagacity of die Mule.
An incident occurred yesterday illu!.
trnting tho fact that inulcs arc not onlv
tho most sagacious of nil four-legged
animals, but they sometimes do tiling
on purely scientific principles. A drove
of about two hundred of theo largo
minded bcasls were brought to tho lift,
nois shore, opposite the city, and it was
concluded that tho best way to get them
across was to start them on tho ice and
let them walk over. As soon as they
reached tho ieo instinct taught them that
they had embarked on a dangerous jour
ney, and instantly the oldest mule in the
drove ono too, that had never been at a
circus and had no education, took thu
lend, and one. 'it a time the whole two hun
dred "fell in" and followed their leader
in singlo file, with safe t-paccs between,
and thus, s-tretehiiig themselves into n.
long line, they crossed the river. The.
circumstance was withered by u number
of gentleman who wcro impressed with
the wonderful illustration of mule sagac
ity. St. Louis 1'epublicaii Jan. 1st:
A Xigger at 1 lie Confessional.
John lleynolds. a colored man, was ar
rested sumo days ngu on the charge of
stealing a horse from Mr. Price n farmer
on the BoUcl'onlaine road, near the city.
The negro protested his innocence, nnd
desiied to have a copy of tho Bible,
brought to him lor the purpose of kissing
it, a id swearing on it that he never saw
the hoi-.-e, and didn't know nnvthii.g
iiilm'mv linn, V..IIH. .'wiuiini., ii. I , i .uim
, ,M,..ics,lim r faclu hich ?1ViJVwl
about him, Cnpt. Dompscy having come
. , ., l!ouU U)0 (?olm.(;(, -Mil
n Wn M ll0u vMl-n ., duy C1.
: ,Wi, n(tor u ,,.ul lll. Mf to n r.,,.,,.
in whose pot- "ssion theanimil was found"
fie-tead of a copy of the bible Captain
Beinpsoy procured a piece of rope, and,
having arranged a noose of about tin
right size, allured the darkey to gaze at
it t!iroii;;h the bai of his cell, and tMd
him that a good clear eonfe .-ion wculd
not only hegexl f-i' his r.oul, but n.ih'
go far to induce .Mr. Piicu to i-xteud l-
him oiuo kind ol.cnieiay, nnd to com-
I uiutu Iii-i u Mth punishment to imprison
, wuU Tho .h,r ,ev m. s-ioii-r saw the
, i.,.v.. )Jllt lio tin-l heard ll.em 'av that
every body uas robbiu ni-J stcaiii.-,' now-a-d-ivs,
tiu'd hu i .iitldn't get anything to
do r-lli'-e he eame North he roni-iutled tu
go to stealing, like the re.-t oftl.eui. lb'
wa iiain!-eiil!'i-J, an l told that be luigb'
p,(,,,.iri. or ii 1 1 v or M.ty vears i
,,Pllit(.iarVi.,v;t I(0U-, H ..7. ,lt 1 . i . -::
Stereotype piloting wa introduced in
to London by Wi!-n in 1S01.
Tho first almanac in tho KunlUh lan
guage was printed at Oxford iu 1071!.
The litt piinling press set up in
America was worked at Cambridge. Jsi-h.
Tlte first book printed in America was
thu''IJjy Psalm Book," published in
Tho first boo;c of mnie published in
America was issued iu 171 1.
The first paper mill erected in America
w.asnt J-'lizubethtown, New Jersey, in
The first newspaper printed in Ameri
ca appeared at llostou on tho 25th ol"
September, ll.DO. A copy of it is pre
served iu tho I'nlouial State Paper Olliee,
London, it is about the size of a shed
of letter paper, and one of the pages is
Presents to (Jtiur.il Grant.
A New York letter, of tho 22d. says
tho Stock Exchange did the handsome
thintr this aftcrooo'n. iu volinj 65,0011 as
a Christmas present to General Grant.
Tho money is to bo added to what is
known as the drant lostimomal Pund,
which now reaches 807,000. When
8100,000 is subscribed, it will bo duly
presented to tho dencral, with " all the
honots." Tho entire amount, it is bc
liovcd, will bo made up before Now Year's
day. Oilier citizens of New York hao
presented Geuoral Grant a 53,000 horse.
An elegant library is to bo given to the
Lieut. General by citizens of Boston.
St. Louis Uppublican.
The first steamboat that ascended the
Mississippi above the mouth of tho Ohio
was the Gen: Pike, Capt. Jacob Heed
commander, it arrived at St, Louis on
the 2d of August, 1817. Tho population
of the city was then a littlo upwards of
2,00tl; nmong tlic men of the placo who
became distinguished were David Barton
Wm. C. Cave. Edward Bates, Robt.
Wash, James II. Peck, Henry S. Gey
or, Thos. H. Benton and Judgo Tuck
er, "who lived in n log eabiu nnd had his
law office inn hollow sycamore."
Glanders. Tho Paris Citixrn says
that Alexander Hamilton, of Lexington,
Ky., about two weeks ago, while putting
a collar on n horse nfHietcd with the gluti
dors, occidently scratched his finger with
tho collar, which had some of the virus
from the horso upon it. The poison was
disseminated through his body, from the
effects of which ho died.
Edward Everett and Judge Story went
to a publio dinner. Tho ordinary toasts
wero given, when Judgo Story iiroso ana
said: "Fanio follows whero-cvor it (Ev
erett) goes." Everett immediately re
plied: "Here's to tho legal profession,
tt has never u"t n v" the ii t s-t-jw