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Here sliall tlie Tress the People's rights maintain,;
Unaw'd by influence, unbribed by gain.
X VOL. IV
. CITY OP WARSAW, MISSOURI, SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 28, 1849.
.Office over the Drug Store,
L'&tBANCfc VrOM TUE POBLIC SqCARE.)
EDITORS AND PROPRIETORS. ,
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i ' TERMS:
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ned pnee a. week, at two JJor.tARSper
iinum, payable in advance
' AnvkctisBMEsts will be inserted nt $1
j'1 tier square (of strfrmi lines or less) for the
) rut Insertion, and fifty cents for ench con
t,ii)ffeance. - For one square 3 months, $"
do for jix months, $8 do for 1 Si months,
' " J; Advertisements not marked with the
ntitnber of insertions required, will ho
continnod until 'ordered out, and charged
accordingly.' ,'. i ;
A liberal deduction will be made lo those
who advertise by the year. ! .-"Adverti-V,
Hers by the year will be confined strictly
to their business. ,
'Candidates announred for$S Of).
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BY WW. 1.J.COF.TT.
ii Like snow that Tills where water glide,
K Earlli's pleasures f;i!e away ;
1 1 They melt in' Time's ilcstr.ij ing title,
ri And cold ire wliile they slay !
V' . But jnys tl.Kt from Keligiwi fluw,
t Like uttirs that pilil the inpht,
Amidt the tiarkest rlniiin of wo,
Ai .1 Smile forth with sv
i-ertest li"! l.
I lielistoli'it r.iy no cloii'ds o'xenre,
V. . Hut o'er lli? Chtistioti's smil ,.
'j It sends its rudience t;i!n mid pure,
. Though tempests roiiiid it roll ; ,
Mis heart may bfeiik w ith i.orrnw's ftroie.
lint to its l.itct thrill,
i Like diamonds nh-hinp hen ihi ) 'l t hruke
I Ilelinlou lifihls it still. , .
A plesaiit incident is related hy the
; rluhnrir tiazelte... TI'i ee of the v.ilun-
teers jul returned from jMexie-.t, mi'l ruth-
er poor looking, wej-e pa-klnp l!iroii;li
market, anil olmeri'in n ouiinlrj man, w ill.
mime very liho lonkin apple to !!,-one
of Ihem uketl him the prue. Tim yfm!
er rather eouly rep!'"i'd '1 dnji't fell np-
jdes to l!ic like of you.' Th- imlipniiiit
eers Irew tlieinselves t:p. ana (ie
:d (he reason, asM'rtinr that they
uldu to pay i'ur them. 'I tjoii't tell
i to reliirneil volunteers,' remind the
ryuian, with a ter cliieiiing in his
h.j. lifd placing .his broad lialid upon his
1 bream, 'my heart wi.rma towards ihem
Vwherever I eee them I ghould l eashum
cd to sell lhem aiple lake at pinny as
jyon want) and may (iod bless you wherev
Aer lion may' Co.' The ileliifhtod' volun-
tj ieert rewarded the countryman hy accept
t X i)f his apples, and ith delighted coun
I U .once went on their way... A warm
I 4 i honest heart beat in that mail's o-
i ''Come here iny lad," said an r.ttorney,
t boy about nine j ears old.
, i 1 The boy came, and asked the attorney
. Vvv ual case was lo be irieu nexir
't ljlt'.The lawyef answered, 'a case between
rrtie' people, .and the devil which do yon
ftk will be the inot like
ly to gall)
Oil?".- (in 'i .i '
he ho'y". replied, "I piioss it wiUhe'a
My hard snueeze the people has the
Jit' money, hut the devil the most law-
' (efinthi 'Statistics. In the State of
York, it is estimated that there ure
JlO preachers, 4,000 doctors, 3,500 la w
S( 120.000 mechanics, 13,000 manu
,rers, 51,000 merchants, 252,000 far-
ri,' ami 4,btm uverns. .,
,1'" u. L t, ' . '
"frfwuifle Siniplicity.Th .following is
froiu.the Pltshiirg Chronicle: VA lady,
describing a ride in the . cars, said she
'dri P to the depot, and hardly got out
of the engine when another railroad went
pist." - ; "
"Well, this beats me out," as 4he rye
S4id, when the fellow hamirtered it over
the head' with the flail
T' i pftg t'lnt ioked men feel are not
kit. k wnuen in wieir lorenesas.
s It ' iot In' the tempest nnd storm of
passion... ye can rellect, but niierwarus;
wliejithe , watvrs have gono tver the
flfr TBI EI OH Til ARlfCAL MttTIHO OF Till
Osage Baptist Association
Held with North Prairie Church, Hickory county, Mo., on the 1st,
2d and 3d days of SrptiJhlwr, 1843.
Introductory sermon by Elder Daniel Briggs, from rhillippians,
1st chapter and 27lh verse.
Afcr wiiich, letters were read from the following Churches, and
their messengers' names, &c, enrolled as follows : ,
. - ': . A n s
S'l i I
CiirnciZBS. EERs' Names. ! r 1 p-
: . - if 5
itaiju, tJaiiii l iiritifrs, J. KuOiiiMin, ,
Jr.. Ucb't. ItnVgs. . 0 (j 1 1 1 CG
rieasnnt Grove, I!. Thompson, G. W. Fain, E.
Rristoe, M. Francis, (; 0 11
Fairfield, W. 11. Cotliran, H. F. Gird-
nrr, .!. D. Sims, I. Rogers, 0 1 113
North Prairie. M. 11. Robinson, G. W Owen,
Win Jenkins, Jesse Driskt!!, 0 1 11
rSi'ihi-1, Not Represented,
Helhel, V. R.Co Wm Owsley, J Morgan, 2 f 2 -2 1
Osn-r.-. .1. H. M'rigtit, IL Hudson, 0 2 11
Moiin; Pissah, Wm Mills. II J Hail, -JG 10 1 3 0 7
4i-20 1 5 -2 -1 HI
"i !io Association bcinpj tlms orpr.iiio(!, proc ced
ed hy private ballot, to choose Kid. Daniel Jric;g:,
M'odcrafpr, and IJobcrt Hriggs, Clerk.
1st. The door opefid for the reception of new
' 2;id. (yorrespotiilin,!; letter from Hethlehcai As
socLilion called for but nofie presented.
.'3d. A letter praying correspondence, was pre
sented from Sack liiver Association of United
l-a)tists, by the hands of their delegates, Elijah
Vviiltatns and Jacob Ilolsapple, and on fomc fears .
bring expresse'd by some of our members, that it
would involve us in difficulties, said delegates re-'
quested the privilege of withdrawing their letter,
Inc h was granted.
'Ith. On motion, Elijah Williams and Jacob Ilols
npp'e were invited to seats with us.
"t!i. Appointed a committee of arrangements,
i. Itobinson, Wm. Owsley, H. F. (Jardncr, J.,,'
IJ.' Wright, E. Uristoe, Wm. iMillsj together with
the Moderator and Clerk, to arrange the business
of this Association', antf report to-morrow morning.
Adjourned to 10 o'clock to-morrow morning.
Singing ami prayer by Eld. Elijah Williams.
Saturday morning, 10 o'clock, the Association
met pursuant to adjournment singing and praj cr ,
by EM. -M. U. Robinson.
j 1st. The Clerk vbeing sick, appointed (5. W.
Owen, Clerk' pro tern.
,2d. Called for the report of the committee of ar
rangements, which was read, received, and the
'. 3d. Agreed to continue correspondency with
Ietlilehem Association, and appoint the following
brethren as messengers to the same: Jehu Kobln
son, RI. I. Itobinson, Daniel Briggs and Jesse
'4 111. Called upon the brethren appointed at the
last Association to inquire why iMt. Vernon Churgh
has not represented herself in this body, who re
port that said Church has joined an Association
not in fellowship with us, for .which we drop' them
IfiDm our Union. . . .
i j. , o
om. ippomieu j . j. r,rigiu aim Mm. ;iuisa
committee ol finance, who rejiprt,
Balance in the hands of the Treasurer, $3 05
Present contribution, ' .' . " ' 910
: Amount, . $!8 15
. Gth.' Agree to hive 250 copies of the present
'minutes printed, . and that the Clerk 'superintend'
.- the printing and distribution of the same, and that
he be allowed hrec dplhfs for hlservices.
7th. Our next Associrtion will be held with Mt.
., I'isgah Church, Yan Buren county, Slc commen
cing Friday before the first Saturday in Septem
ber, 1849 ; Elder M, U. Ilobiusou to preach the
introductory sermon, and Daniel Briggs his alter
nate. ' "' ' ,"', ",'!',.'; ' . . : ' '.
One at Pleasant Grove Church, Friday before the
first Saturday in October next; one. r.t Bethel
Cln:rch,' Van Buren county, Friday before the third
Saturday in May next. Brethren generally re
quested to attend.
Dth. The Association request ministering and
private brethren to attend Bethel Churclithc pre
lQth. Ordered that the Clevk furnish bothcr
Myers, of Pleasant Cap Church with 25 copies 'of
11th. Ordered that the Clerk purchase a bock
cf record for this association.
12lh. Elders D. Briggs, Wm Ousley, E. JPil
liams to occupy the stand on Sunday, preaching
to commence at 10 o'clock.
.Adjourned to Friday before the first Saturday in
D A N 1 EL B III CCS, Moderator.
Cf.o.'W. Owen, Clerk, pro tern.
m HAUO.VS DAUGHTER
OK, MAY DAY IN THE OLDEN TIME.
BY JAS. II. DANA.
8th. Appointed the followhig Union
'Now fir:cc, sweet Gr..ce, do lay aside your viol and grant my
The sneaker was in the bloom of youth and beauty, richly attired,
and with that air of ersv !iriiitv which betokened Inch birth. She
! stood on the battlements of one of those massive castles which rose
j over all England, during the rsyn of Stephen, und a few of which
'yet reuuiu iii our mother country to attest the stormy character Hf
i The companion whom she addressed s;-.t at her feci, anil was ploy-
j ing a Injiibujour's hy on a small viol then in Lhioti. L;ha was
somewhat older than the speaker, and less richly drci-r.ed. . Grace
was a cousin of the baron's daughter, and her adviser and companion.
i 'And what may the request be ?' said Grace, looking lij.
j 'Oh, you must promise to grant it befure I tell you.'
I 'Nay ! that I can scarcely do. What would your father say if he
knew I fulfilled my charge so carelessly V
! 'We lit 1 will till ju. Hut yon must positively consent,' said
r.Iaud, stooping and kissing her fair friend's check carelessly- 'I
wish then, to k down to the reen and see tho villagers at their
sport, for it is sweet a May-day as I ever saw, and we have been
cooped up here all winter.'
(Jrace looked forth from the castle wall when her companion al
luded to the spurl of the villagers, and heaved a sigh. It was in
deed a morning to make the two gills wish for on liour's liberty.
The seasoll was an advanced one, and already the earlier trees were
in leaf, w hile myriads of flowers blushed in wood and meadow, lill
ing the air with fragrance. The dew spangled in the grass ; tho
birds sang from tho spray j the waters danced and sparkled in the
sunshine, and a soft breeze kising the brows of the maidens, toss
ing their curls, and gave a refreshing tone to their spirits as well as
a rosier hue lo their cheeks No wonder that Grace sighed as she
, "Indeed Maud, I should like to tread (he green sward once more
myself, but you know the promUo I gave your father, no to leave
the castle walls until his return from Normandy.'
'I 'Ah! but he t!i A not expect to be gone so long he never.dream-
' ed of imprisoning us here for foir long month.'
! 'Hut 1 should nover forgive myself if we went abroad nnd any
Occident happened. Your lather told me I must supply the place
' of a mother to Jou you knowMaud, I am nearly ten years Ihe
! elder, and ought to be decreet accordingly'
! 'Yes, this once only this once,' pleaded Maud. 'Surely, none
of the iree-booters w ill be abroad on A'ay day. Besides, the vil
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.1, lllllllfl ill Olllt II Villi 111V V . . ' v I
Grace looked wistfully at the smiling landscape, and was half
persuaded. Yet she sho.de her head. The period was indeed one
Ud unusual danger;' for it was during the imprUonuieniof Kiclwrd
of the Lioif Heart iii Germany ; a periqd when lawlessness reign-
ed supreme, and when the minions U the usurper John daily coin-
mitted the greates t atrocities. And as tho Daron de la Spencer ad
here I to the rightful king,. there was little salety for his household .
except behind the stone wall of his castle. Hence, on departing on
a secret mUsion to the continent, relative lo the ransom of his mon'
arch, he had left his daughter in charge of the more prudent Grace,
exhorting her on no account, to leave the castle until hi rewtrn.
Hut Mau I had set her heart on witnessing the sports of jheday, ,
and she novy began to fy her cuuiu with a thojtund. dilTerent ar
guments, until at last Graae consented, perjjtiading herself that there (
could be no harm in transgressing the injuhction for a sirjgle morn
ing. But to ensure safety to the excursion, she ordered a part of'
the garrison 1o attend them, leait)g behind only juit suHicient ti
.man the walls. , . ' . :
Maud awl Grace, tlierefore, mounted their palfreys, and ntiendel
by a dozen men-at-arms, left the cattle gate. Trotting down a gen
tle slope, thy turned un angle of (he wood, and soon reached the
village green. Here they were soon received with loud shout of
welcome, but MauJ smilingly desired that the. sports might not be
interrupted, and w ith redoubled glee the merry revellers resumed
their games. Meanwhile she and Grace looked on.
And a jocund spectacle it was. .High in the centre of the green
(he Maypole reared its head, decorated with innumerable wreaths,
while a 'gay pennon floated from il top.'" Notnr from this was a
bower, mdc at the creen branches of trees interlaced, in which, ou
a rude floral ,eot, was the village belle, now Queen of May.
n . .' i. .i . .. T . t .1. - -i..' -I- r !.-.
i ureo or lour oi ins ruue musician ui mo wuinnm i'n '
period kept time together playing, while the villagers danced. Here
a dragon, made of coare painted cloth stretched on hoops, movefl
about, occasionally vomiting fire.J A huge hobby-horse near by de
lighted the spectators wiih his psnks. All was mirth anj jollity,
Maud w as in the moi4 lo enjoy the scene, and with Grace at her :
elbow, kept remarking oft the liillVrerit groups. But she was prin
cipally attracted by u galUnl in the i'.ress of a forester, whose dash
ing air carried everything before i( with the village girls. lie and
the Queen of May hu(l becu for some tiins .engaged in a very ob.
vious flirtation, much In t'" thagrin of a more awkward yeoman, .
vho eycJhc couple with rvy glances. MauJ knew the. latter
to be a man of substance and worth, but the forester was totally
nnknown to her, though now and then she fancied she had some- '
where? seen a face like his. He appeared, too, as if desirous of '
catching her eye, at least, so Maud bought, as she could not help
following his line shape with her eyes. Twice their glances met,
and Maud was conscious of blushing, (hough why she should do so
for a yeoman she could not tell.' . . ' '
In the course of her observations she noticed that there were a
larger number of men present than was usual, and that quite one
half of ib'iir faces were strange to her. She mentioned this fact to
Grace. ' 1 '
'Indeet', I now ptrceive i! too,' said her cousin, with symp'oms '
of alarm. .'There is something strange in this, and it may be peril.
Dear Maud, had we not belter return?'
'Ohl not yet -not yet,' cried the gay and reckless Maud, 'since
there can be no dangeft,while wenre hacked by those stout men-at-arms.
Wait a little while, for there will he fun yet from Master
Grepjackefs flirtation w ith our pretty Queen of May 1 see al
ready that her old lover is itching for a bout at single stick.'
He might chance (ogct the worst ol it,' said the old seneschal, '
who ul once squired the ladies nnd commanded the men-at-arms. , . '
'Ah 1 then, you know this forester. He is a handsome fellow, at
any rate,' said Ma!l1.
'No, I don't know him,' said the old veteran. But he looks' as
supple as a young saplin and my word on it could knock dull
Aia-ter Hodge head over heels before he knew it.'
'Who can he be?' said Grace. 'Not nil outlaw, I hope; for if
so, we had better return at once.' : '.
As you say, my lady,' replied the old man deferentially, 'but for
inj part, I don't look on these outlaws as enemies ; they are true
ami good Englishmen, and only foes to knavish priests and hungry '
Normans. You, my lady, who came of Saxon blood, ought never
(o fear the friends of the people.'
'Nor do I,' said Maud. 'We will stay.' ' ",
The t po't now went on with increased activity, and for sometime
Maud and Grace did nothing hut laugh at the antics of the hobby
horse nnd capers of the dragon. Suddenly, however, a cry of a
hirm arose, and instantaneously was heard the clatter of approach-"
ing horsemen. By the time Maud could look around, a body cf
nieii-al-arms, not less than filly in number, had galloped on the
lawn, of which they took possession, the affrighted villagers flying . '
in every direction.
The old seneschal immediately formed his little troop around their
mistress, for he recognized in the leader of the intruders tlie Lord '
iilo'intjoy, an hereditary foe of the baron, ft neighboring! noble of
the worst character, and a jealous ' partiznn of prince John. The
vetiT.in h.ipcd lo have escaped unobserved in the confusion, but tho- '
flutter of 'the woman's garment unfortunately attracted the atten
tion of the lawless noble. . '
'I la 1 what have we yonder ?' he exclaimed. . 'By St. Jude, those ,'
rrc ladies, nnd guarded by de Spencer's men at nrms. They must ' ,
he (be pretty doves he has cooped in his infernal stronghold during '
!ih 'absence. The saints be praised that such rare creatures. are
thrown in our path to-day for,- by our hahdome, we iwjght have . 1
w-fiited long, imlsed, ere we could have rifled them from their nests. 1 ;
Wilfred, you ride toward the woodroad and cut off their retreat.-- '
We will keep the highway. A rare banquet e shall have to- '
night with these pretty dames Ibr company.' '
With (bathe laughed a coarse laugh, which reached even the
ears of Maud, and made her tremble w ith nppreTienslon, for by this
tunc i-he had delected the cognizance of her lather's foe. - ' '
Close, up c!oe up,' cried the old seneschal, as he saw the
movement uf the enemy. 'We must die, around our mistress if '
they attack us. But first let me speak them fair1' ' ' v '. f ,
The veteran eccordingly roda forward and a(lemp(cd to -parley "
-.villi the enemv ; but he was laughed to scorn when he asked a free
passage for his noble mistress. 1 - ' "',' ' ' .
'JNuy, nay, my old fellow, not so fast, tried Mountjoy. ; The la-,
iiy luauu lias a tine estate, ana will match well with mine own no-r '
hie sell. I ortune hatii placed her in inr hands, and I shall not neir-
leet (he chance, yo may be sure.' '
' I hen over our dead bodies only sliall vou take . her,' cried the
seneschal, fulling back to his merV
'Be it so,' baid the noble. ; . -. y y . " ";:
Meanwhile the villagers had totally disappeared, only a few of
the men lingering behind. Among these waa the forester, who, du- : '
ring the first lew minutes, had been drawing nearer to Maud. ' He '
did not, however, seem to purpose engaging in-the strife, bulsaun- '
tereu caruiesaly along as it only desirous ol getting a suitable post- '
tion to observe Ihe struggle. Once or twice he whistled in an idle
way, and looked indifferently around. Maud, whs, even in her.''
(error, was pursued by his image, at first hoped ho- was coming to '
her aid; but in this she was sadlv disappointed, for when he liad "
approached within twenty yards, he stopped at the door of a cot- '
tage, where ha stood idly leaning against a door post.';, '
1 he lawless noble lind now put hitmen in motion( and at this in- ' 1
stanl they -came on a gallop with lances leveled. I he little band a
round Maud tnel the shock bravely, hut several of them were un- '
horsed. " The seneschal, however, still kept his saddle, and draw- 1 '
ing his swoid, while he -shouted Id encourage" his men, he 'placed
himself anew in front of Maud, like a failhful'wntch-dog defending oi
his charge. ' ' ' . , M
But his heroic devotion was in vain. With one blow of hit huptt"
battle-axe, Mohntjoy hurled th.o!d roan to the earih, and contmti-
ing Ins rapju cared, reached (lie side ol tlie now rielencelessMaud. -
ith a shriek, the helpless maiden covered her face from his hated "
sight- while Grace, as if her feeble arms coul J have protected her ' '
coui, (brew herself between Maud end her assailant. -
In this extremity, aid came from a quarter whence it had ceased '-
(o be expected. During the eventwe have !fscrihed, the forester
gi.zed on the conflict, occasionally, however, looking toward the '
wood ; but When lie saw Alountioy beassdown the old aencschal, ho i
hvstily stepped into the collage and immediately re-appeared withf)
a bow and cloth yard shaft. It was the work of a moment to fit the -
la'.ler to ibestring.and quick us thought the arrow sped on its mis- '
siofk Right through the bars of Mountjoy's helmet the shaft founj l
its way, penetrating the eye and thenen entering the brain and
with a dull groan (he rude assailant fell backward from the siiUf
and tumbled heiutlon-r to Ihe earth. He hud nut s.ta time to iusult
Maud ty Jioiicli. 'i 1 ' ;:".'.
At the same instsnt a.cotcr was beard from Ihe wood, and thirty
bold archers stepped forth, rich man armed with a bow and haviu(.i,
several arrows stuck in 'lie belt. , At their head was a tail atalwart i
man. whose eaplrt' tilume and silver l,n.lp. In uv nuthinir nt liia'
bearing, betrsyed ens used to command. He waved his hand, gmt
thirty arrows were promptly filtd to (he string. He gave the siy- '
nal, and each cloth yard shaft sped on its fatal errand. . H)f of the '
ravishers fell to the ground, and the rest took lo flight, though ever
before that arrowy hail ruined on them they had turned ttcir hoi-'
es in fear. As the discomfited villains galloped aw ay , the bold llj-'
esters gave three hearty cheer. ' '- i I ' ' ' '
Anil now. ha forester wh(tt shaft, had Mounijuy to hi !.t '
Bccuut:!, Lurried up to the rescued !Jies, where the heru cf ti