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HAWK-EYE.
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Tlituxlay. June 5, IS4ft.
TWO DSILLAKN PER ANNUM
P*iu Advancc. CI
FOR THE TKRMS IN DKTVIL, SR* FIRST PAOB.
Steam £»«:il Combinations.
The Steam Boats from St Louis
engaged in the New Orleans, Missouri
and*Upper Mississippi trade have each
entere| into a combination the present
reason, Tliev have fixed their price*,
for freight and passage at what they!
consider reasonable ntes. They pro-'
fess to have entered into such an ar
rangement in self defence, against the
transient boats that every season visit
St Louis when business becomes dull
in their own localities, and undermine
them by conducting the carrying trade,'
both in freight and passengers, at lower
/ates than can be afforded by the regu
lar boats.
As far as ttie ccmibinations on the
Missouri and Lower Mississippi are
concerned we have nothing to say at
present. Our citizens do not feel lo
any great extent the effect of any injury
that may result from these. Neither
would we say anything in relation to
the other did we not know that our fel
low citizens feel aggrieved. On Bur
lington, more than on any other place,
if felt all the bad effects of what is
called the Upper Mississippi Combina
tion. The combinations on the Mis
souri and Lower .Mississippi may be
conducted fairly and honorably—but it
cannot be thus said of the one on the
Upper Mississippi. While they pro
fess to extend their operations uniform
ly from St Louis to all the ports above,
facta show that it is not so. Instead of
commencing at St Louis, and having
proportionably uniform prices for
freight aw! passage between that port
.3'! Pu Buqne, they have no uniformi
ty of charges from St Louis to Keokuk,
in fact, and the Combination commences
at that place up and ends at that place
on the downward trip This is owing
to the competition the regular boats
meet with in the line of packets from
St Louis to Keokuk. Keokuk is at
the foot of the Rapids and onlv about
forty miles below Burlington. We are
informed tfiat to compete with the
Keokuk packets the combination boats
take passengers sometimes as low as
rna dollar from St Louis to Keokuk ard
freight at 6 cents. The regular price
for passage asked by these boats from
St Louis to Burlington is four dollars
and for ordinary freight they charge 25
cents. Every one can see how oner
ously this bears on Burlington —m iking
our citizens actually pay three dollars
for forty miles travel and three pica
yunes for bringing freight the same dis
tance. And this difference is made too,
when there are no rapids to operate as
an obstacle in the speedy transit of
passengers and freight. The rapids
have really been annihilated thus far the
whole season, in consequence of the
high waters. But we do not say that
four dollars for a passage and twenty
five cents for freight are too high the
season round from St Louis to Burling
ton hut we do say thai the disparity in
the charges between St Louis and Keo
kuk and Keokuk and Burlington is
palpably unjust and injurious to our
citizens and those above us, and if it is
Hot remedied all those residing above
Keokuk will be justified in taking such
steps as shall counteract the evil effects
of this combination. hey too can
form a combination to vindicate their
own rights and unless those rights are
regarded, they will do it. All our
people ask for is justice and equality,
and no men or set of men have a right
to enter into a compact to ruin the
business of others, neither can they do
it with impunity.
Justice may truly be%aid to have
fled the country, This is certainly
true in this part of the country where it
appears in nine cases out of ten that the
greater the criminal—the more enor
mous his offence—the greater is his
chance for escape. The late case of
Dr Snyder who deliberately shot down
young Gibbon last Summer in Smich
knd, n a proof of this. A packed jury
return IHI a verdict of not guilty, when
the evidence was clear and positive
against him. The crime of murder is
rapidly increasing—no one is safe—and
we believe it grows out of the ease
k
with which criminals obtain an acquit
tal. The people will soon take the
n»"e, in hand. If they do not, our
country will soon be as full of viole„Pe
and bloodshed as was that in which the
antediluvians lived, and for the same
reason-because (he murderers are
permitted to go at large.
.Hon. HENRY CLAY, the much belov-
C1
pjrobahly in St Louis by
Tim Mormon Trials.
By a perusal of the interesting letter
from our correspondent, which may be
found in another column, our readers
will see an account of the trial for the
murder of Jo SMITH. As was antici
pated by our correspondent we learn
from Mr BROWNI.NO who was one of
the counsel that the jury brought in a
verdict of acquittal for all the accused.
The trial for the murder of HYKUM
SMITH will take place at a special term
of ihe Court in a few weeks.
As the County Commissioners who
selected the Jury and as the Jury them
selves were supposed to be tinctured
with Mormonism, the prisoners made
affidavit that they were fearful of going
to trial with the jury selected by these
County Commissioners and prayed the
Court to set aside the array and appoint
Elisors—a Sheriff's substitute to re
turn a Jury—to select a fair and impar
tial Jury. After hearing arguments on
this question, Judge YOUNG decided
that there was good cause for quashing
the array, as set forth in the affidavits.
Elisors were accordingly appointed
who reported a new jury. The de
cision of Judge YOUNG will hereafter
be plead as a precedent wherever a
Mormon Jury is to sit in judgment in
the trials of anti Mormons, and will in
a great measure lessen the power the
Mormons have heretofore possessed in
controlling the Courts of that County.
If the Grand Jury can be set aside in
the same way, some of the guilty Mor
mons must look out for breakers. Al
though two or three of the Mormon
witnesses at the late trial were known
to have committed perjury, the pre
sent grand jury could not be prevailed
upon to indict them. We learn that
the verdict was received with the ut
most decorum.
Some of the testimony approached
the miraculous. One of the witnesses
declared that when Jo SMITH fell he
saw distinctly a bright light proceeding
from each of his wounds, and that four
of the men who shot hiin were trans
fixed to the spot from which they fired,
and remained paralyzed, without being
able to move, until some one came to
their assistance. Several specimens of
testimony as marvelous and some more
absurd might be noted.
We see by the St Louis papers that
it is yet doubtful who will be the Post
Master in that city. The Republican
savs that Gen. VAN ANTWERP thinks
he will certahly get it, but as he
thought the same about the office of
Surveyor General and Commissioner
of the General Laud Office, they seem
to think it uncertain. lie ought to
have it or some other fat office, for he
has certainly worked very hard in his
way since he left this Territory in
disgrace on account of his fight with
Bainbridge at Iowa City.
The Crops.—Before the late rains of
Sunday night and Monday last vegeta
tion of every description had assumed
a most sickly and unpromisir\g appear
ance but since then the grass and grain
of every description have put on their
gay dress of greenest grandeur, filling
all with gratitude to the Giver and a
strong hope that the granaries of our
farmers will groan under the weight of
the anticipated gathering at harvest
home.
Johnson D. May, the Steamboat
burner, was taken to St Louis from the
Galena jail on board the St Croix, the
boat he first attempted to fire, where,
after examination, he was committed to
jail to await his trial.
Shocking.—A man in a fit of mania
a potu rushed upon three gentlemen
who were in conversation on the cor
ner of Main and Fourth streets, Cin
cinnati, on the 23d ult., with an open
dirk knife in his hand, and before they
were aware of it, stabbed ill three of
them severely, and one, Mr SHIVERS,
dangerously. He then ran down street
into the store of DESILVER and BURR,
where he was arrested without doing
further damage. His name is WM.
PIERCE, and all the excuse he makes is
that when the drunken fit was on him
he imagined himself pursued by a pack
of demons!
Dr BRENNER, who recently left his
family in New York and took passage
for Albany, was missing when the
boat landed. It was supposed that he
fell overboard in the night, as his body
was found floating down the North
river some days after.
The jury in the case of the U. S. t».
H. ECKFORD, one of the sureties «f
SwARTWour, have returned a verdict
in favor of the defendant of $25,555.
In the case of Gov. DUNCAN, who went
surety for LINN, the Gov. had to pay
about
too,000
to Government. Kiss­
ing goes by favor.
American Hemp is
n0
sr shipped
from New Orleans to Europe,
The Convention at IVIeniphis.'
A preliminary meeting has been held
at Memphis to make arrangements for
a much larger meeting, and it is now
proposed to call a Convention of Dele
gates, who are to meet at Memphis on
the 4th of July next, to take efficient
steps in the promotion of Western in
terests. All are aware of the niggardly
manner in which the west has been
treated by Congress. All know that
while millions have been liberally ap
propiiated towards improving the har
bors and keeping light houses in repair
on the Atlantic coast, it has been ex
tremely difficult to obtain as many
hundreds to improve the lakes and riv
ers in the west, but the time is near
when the balance of power will be in
the hands of those who reside in the
Valley of the Mississippi. All the
west has ever asked for is a fair share
of governmental patronage, by which
she might develope her resources and
protect the property of her citizens.—
But as yet she has not received a tithe
of her share. When she has asked for
bread, she has received a stone. As
all her entreaties have been in vain, she
now proposes to pursue another meth
od. and see what associated mind, and
definite oneness of purpose simultane
ously put forth will accomplish in
effecting the object and influencing
Congress to do her justice. Iowa is
called upon, as well as other dwellers
in the Valley, to h.tve her Delegates
present on the occasion, and as we have
a deep interest at stake, and as the
clearing out of the Rapids may depend
upon it, we hope our citizens will lis
ten to the call, and see that they are
honorably represented at the Memphis
meeting.
Horse Thief Caught.—A man came
into town last Saturday and endeavored
to sell a horse and buggy which he had
in his possession. There were sever
al suspicions appearances about him,
and some proposed to arrest him. He
effected no sale, although he offered his
Wares at a suspiciously low price, and
was permitted to take his departure,
which he did about 2 o'clock. At a
bout5 the same afternoon three horse
men in hot pursuit of him appeared in
town. They were directed to the
course which the thief took. On Sun
day they overtook him at Bloomington
and on Monday morning he was in safe
custody on board the Sarah Ann, as
she passed this place on his way to
Quincy. He stole the horse and bug
gy while the owner was attending a
religious meeting. Iowa is a bad hid
ing place for such gentry.
The St Croix.—This popular and
favorite boat made her trip to Galena in
45 hours and 45 minutes from St Louis.
Tilts is the quickest trip ever made.—•
The brag trip of the War Eagle was
made in 49 hours and some minutes.
We learn by a memorandum on the
margin of a paper received from the
Cecilia, that the St Croix left St Louis
on Monday at half past 5 P. M. precise
ly and the War Eagle left on Tuesday
at half past 2 P. M. precisely. The
St Croix arrived here on Tuesday
evening at half past 7 o'clock and the
War Eagle arrived on Wedueaday at 2
minutes past 5 o'clock.
The Steamer TIME, Capt. HOOPER,
is one of the best boats on the river.
She now makes regular trips between
St Louis and St Peters.
The New Hotel.—Mr Fletcher has
turned all his boarders adrift for one
month to give himself an opporiunity
to provide suitable fumiture for the
new Hotel, which will be opened by
him on the first of July.
Trial of the Hodges,—Death of
Liese—Arrest of Brown.—The Dis
trict Court is now in session in this
town. The trial of the HODGES for the
murder of the Germans in Lee County
w ll not take place until next week.
LIESE, the son in law of the mur
dered man, died on Sunday morning,
last from the wounds he received from
the murderers.
Intelligence has been received and
we hope it may be true, that BROWN,
the accomplice of the HODGES, was ar
rested in St Louis, to which place he
was traced, a few days since.
The horse of the Rev. MI BATCH
ELDER became frightened on Tuesday
last, and after overturning and smash
ing the buggy which was carelessly
run against by another team, broke
away and run up Water street endang
ering the lives of several of our citi
zens. Mr Batchelder's little son was
in the wagon when it was upset, but
fortunately he sustained no injury.
The SPITFIRE, a slaver, recently
brought into Boston harbor has been
condemned and sold—the prize money
will be distributed to the captors.—
The Captain of the Slaver is in prison
and will be tried for piracy.
BURLINGTON HAWK-EYE.
mail Facilities.
The Bostonians have rightfully re
solvjed to appropriate the balance of all
over 915,000 raised for the relief of
the Pittsburgh sufferers, to the relief of
the sufferers by the late fires in Roxbu
ry and in their own City.
More Whitewash.—In speaking of
the Land Sales which are to take place
in this Territory in September and
October next, the editor of the Gazette
takes occasion to laud his brother-in
law, Gen. Dodge, as follows:
"The lands lying in this Territory
which were proclaimed for sale list
spring, but the order for which Sale
was subsequently countermanded thro'
the persevering efforts of our Delegate
at Washington, have again been order
ed into market with extensive addi
tions."
So, the efforts of the people in peti
tioning the President to postpone the
Sales on the occasion referred to
amount to nothing! It is all Gen.
Dodge's doings. The people are no
thing and nobody—Gen. Dodge is
every tiling and every body. Hurrah
for the "persevering efforts of our Del
egate."
The Gazette goes out of its way to
catch every straw it sees that it may
wreath it in the chaplet that is to encir
cle the General's brow. That's right,
we like to see it.
Du Iiuque Bank.— The extracts
we take from the Transcript—which
by the way is an excellent paper and
should receive a liberal support—will
abundantly show the awkward position
in which the Legislature has placed
itself in regard to the Bank. We un
derstand the Bank will go on as if no
thing had happened, and (rust to anoth
er Legislature to repeal this repealing
law. In the same paper we see an ad
vertisement signed by Mr Mobley the
Cashier, notifying the public that the
notes of Ihe Bank will continue to be
redeemed at the Bank in specie on de
mand.
Look witt for Breakers.
The Du Buque Transcript lias an
article on the Constitution which must
be withering to the hopes of the South
ern loco foco clique. After speaking
of the probable intention of the present
Legislature in discarding the ballot and
permitting all to vote who have had but
a thirty days residence in any part of
the Territory, it closes with the follow
ing significant and prophetic remarks,
which to our mind shows that they are
in earnest "up thar."
"We can tell our friends at Durling
ton however, and elsewhere in the
south, that before the month of August
arrives they will find out that there are
neither whigs nor democrats in those
tipper counties, but that we are all
Northerners with certain northern ideas
of our own which we will not sacrifice
for Augustus Caesar Dodge, Clarke,
LefHer, orauy body else."
Not Hung.—In consequence of
some informality in sentencing Mc
CAULEV, who was to have been hung
on the 31st ult. at Keosauqtia, all fur
ther proceedings have been stayed and
the case is to be taken to the Supreme
Court on a writ of error. We learn
that thousands assembled to witness
the execution, and it is rumored that
many were so enraged at the stay of
justice that they burned the Judge in
effigy.
The Ship of War Columbus, with a
full compelment of 870 officers and
men, is about to take out Hon. A. H.
EVERKTT, as Minister to China. The
new treaty is to be fully ratified on the
deck of the Columbus as soon as she
arrives at CanUMW
V
We are glad to see by a correspond
ence between our Delegate and the Post
Office Department that after the first of
July some additional mail facilities are
to be afforded our friends living in the
western Counties this is well,but these
facilities should be tenfold greater and
they would be if the Department would
grant them in proportion to the rapid
increase of population in that portion of
our Territory. There should be a tf/V
red semi weekly mail at least from
Burlington to Van Buren, Keokuk,
Wapello, Davis and Mahaska counties.
Dr Mc DOWKLL is confined in jail
at St Louis for refusing to answer ques
tions in the late duel case. He, with
another Doctor and two Lawyers, were
placed in durance for the same offence,
but his companions have entered into
recognizance to appear at the next
Court to answer, while the Doctor re
mains obstinate and dumb. He does
not receive much sympathy from the
press.
The Black Tongue or Erysipelas is
prevailing to an alarming extent and
has caused the death of several individ
uals on the Bottom lands in Morgan
County, Illinois.
Mexico and Texns.
It appears from late and authenlic
intelligence that President JONF.S of
Texas has opened negotiations with
the Mexican Government for the pur
pose of inducing Mexico to acknow
ledge the independence of Texas and
thus frustrate the project of Annexa
tion. He says in his Message that
"circumstances have transpired which
render it both necessary and proper to
enter upon negotiations that will pre
vent the Annexation of Texas to the
United States, as such an event would
inevitably lead to a war with the Amer
ican Republic—for Mexico would not
agree to annexation—however deplor
able such a conflict might be." It ap
pears further that he is aided in his
plans by Capt. KLLIOTT, English
Charge to Texas, and that those plans
had been favorably entertained by the
Mexican Congress, as will be seen by
the following:
"The bill allowing the Minister of
Foreign Affairs the power to negotiate
a treaty with Texas for her indepen
dence, with the proviso that she shall
not be annexed to the United States,
passed the Mexican Hou«e. of Repre
sentatives on the 3d inst., by a vote of
41 for, to 13 against it, alter a stormy
debate of three days. It was immedi
ately sent to the Senate, where it was
believed it would be concurred in unan
imously. A report to that effect reach
ed Vera Cruz some days before I sail
ed, but the last mail, of the 16th iust.,
brought no confirmation of it.
"Capt. Elliott. English Charge to
Texan, hah been in the City of Mexico
several weeks, ACCOMPANIED BY A MR
SMITH, SECRET AGENT FROM THE GOV
ERNMENT OF TEXAS. They arrived
Irom Galveston on the lltli of April in
the liritish frigate Kurydice. He had
returned to Vera Cruz, and was wait
ing the action of the Senate upon this
bill when I sailed. When the result
was known, he would return to Galves
ton with it in the same vessel.
"Upon the ^d of this month, Senor
Canedo, formerly a member of the
Mexican Congress, took passage from
era Cruz in Hie American barque Eu
gene, for New York, upon a diplomatic
mission from the Government of Mexi
co to that oi the United Slates but his
departure was not kuo.vn until it was
announced in the morning papcis of
the lOtli insl."
It is thought by a great many, that
the present Government cannot sustain
itself much longer, and the idea of its
declaring war against the United States
has been abandoned by all sensible inen.
Congress. to be sure, has passed a bill
to raise 83,00o.000 to prepare for a
war about to tuke place but we are in
formed that ihe opinion is pretty gen
eral that the money cannot be obtained
and that it was not designed for that
purpose, as they would not venture un
der existing circums'ances, to collect
togetiier any considerable number of
troops.
In regard to the American squadron
at Vera Cruz, we have the following
information:
"'The arrival of our squadron at Vera
Cruz, created a great excitement, and
also in the City of Mexico, where it
was represented to consist of twenty
one sail of men of war! The unex
pected presence of this squadron had,
no doubt, a salutary influence, and pos
sibly might have caused the mission,
so privately determined upon, in the
United States."
If the people of Texas are as unani
mous for annexation as is represented
by the New Orleans papers, reasonable
apprehensions may be entertained a«
bout their endorsing the action of the
President. They may think he has
assumed too much power, and refuse
to ratify his negotiations. Should the
people as a body do this, very disas
trous consequences may grow out of it
and if our Government interferes, in
stead of lessening it will increase the
prospect of a w ar between this country
and Mexico, in winch Great Britain
will bear a conspicuous part. Should
such a war take place, the people of
these United States, without respect to
parties, will be true to their country
and fight for it if it be necessary but
all the disastrous and melancholy con
sequences of such a war, with all its
responsibilities, must rest on the heads
of the loco foco party.
Texas.—A private letter from Gal
veston is published in the Washington
Union, dated May 6th, in which the
writer says "There is now no division
upon this question. In my future com
munications 1 may confine myself more
to a statement of facts, in relation to
the physical and other resources and
advantages of this country, under a be
lief that, when I tell you Texas will
accept the terms, and that promptly
and that she will have, on the first
Monday in December next, knocking
at the doors of Congress, two Senators
and two Representatives, with a good
Constitution in their hands, 1 have told
you all on this subject which you de
sire to hear."
The Ohio River was very low at last
dales.
The Small Pox exists to a danger*
ous extent in several of the Wards of
the City of New York.
The Magnetic Light.—Messrs J.
Milton Sanders and J. W. Starr were
in London at last dates They had
strong expectations of obtaining a royal
patent for their new light, and the
experiments had been so favorably
received, that they had well grounded
hopes of being employed to illuminate
John Bull's light-houses. We are
glad to hear of their success.
We some time since published a
calculation of the cost of the Magnetic
light said to have been made by Pro
fessor Locke of Cincinnati. That cal
culation made the cost so immense as
to destroy its utility. We have sub
sequently learned by a brother of the
inventor—who residew at Davenport in
this Territory—that Professor Locke
knows nothing about the principle on
which Mr Sanders' improvement is
founded, and that the cost of the new
Magnetic light will be no obstacle in
the way of its introduction to public
A man named MCKISNNA was con
victed of murder on Thursday last at
Rock Island, lil,, and was awaiting to
receive the sentence of death as the St
Croix left.
Water in Boston—The Bostonians
have failed for once to show their
wonted liberality and sagacity, in voting
against the project of bringing an abun
dant supply of good water into their
city. On this question—and this alone
—they have permitted the New York
ers to beat them entirely. We pre
sume the result was owing more to the
diversity of opinion in respect to the
source whence they should obtain their
water than from any thing else.
A railroad from the Nile at Boulac
to the Red Sea, eighty-eight miles, hat
been surveyed and will soon be com
menced.
The New Orleans Picayune almost
offers a reward for the discovery of
Wilson Shannon, late Envoy Extraor
dinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of
the U. S. to Mexico, lie has not been
heard from since the publication of the
correspondence between bun and Senor
Ctievas.
Passengers from Montreal to Albany
arrivein 24 hours. The Portland folks
say that when the new rail road is fin
ished, they will put passengers through
from Montreal to the Ocean in 10
hours.
DECISION.—'The following articles
were adopted in the Presbyterian Con
vention at Philadelphia, May 19:
1. That the institution of Slavery,
existing in these United States, is
not sinful on the part of civil society.
2. 'That slavery, as it exists in these
U Slates, is not a sinful offence.
3 'That civil Government is not
bound to abolish slavery in the United
States.
4. That it is not agreeable to the
word of God for any person intention
ally to induce those held in slavery to
rebel against their masters.
Moses [leach, Esq., has formed a
new association with the editor of the
Boston Daily Times.
New Governor.—'There is a rumor
in town that the noted F. O. J. Smith
of Maine has been appointed Governor
of this Territory. There are various
rumors of other new officers but we
place very little confidence in any of
them.
Coleman, brother of the inventor of
the JBoiean attachment, has invented a
new and simple mode ol running en
gines up inclined planes. He is in
Washington getting out a patent. It
takes wonderfully and he will make his
fortune.
Ole Bull's visit to the Mammoth
Cave, where he entertained his broiher
visitors with some of his best music, is
described in enthusiastic terms, by the
editor of the Louisville Journal.
Defacing Notices.—We are glad
that the Legislature has made it an of
fence to deface or destroy notices,
advertisements, &e,, either written or
printed. We hope some examples
may be made of offenders in this
place.
Road acrou the /fattem.--What
lias become of that charter for a McAd
amized road across the bottom, opposite
this city? We understand Capt. Bar
ney, the U.S. Agent, intends to lay out
the $5000 appropriated by Congress on
this road. 'This is not enough to make
the road what it ought to be, and we
therefore hope some movement may be
made by our citizens to so-operate with
him in making the road a substantial
one. We have not seen any better
proposition th4n ihe one we made sev
eral weeks since, and that was, in brief,
to have a company formed under the
Illinois Charter and unite with captain
Barney in some feasible way in con
structing the road.
Foreign \ew».
The Britannia.arrived Boston,
the 19th ult, in 144 days from U
pool.
Trade is brisk and the crops promt,
well.
The Mammoth Steamship, the fc.
gest in the world, is to sail for
York the 15th of July.
The French regard Stf ft,
proposition to make the !»rant lo
Catholic Maynooth College as
*{n
from the Ministry to propitiate Ujej,
in anticipation of a rupture with Aa
ica.
At Yarmouth, the Clown belong
to Cook's Circus, announced his ime
tion of being drawn by four gee,e
the North Kiver. A crowd
on the bridge lo see this queer mode
sailing, when the bridge gave wav
precipitated those upon it j|,i0 |j,*err
er. One account says there were os
hundred and fifty lives lost. F,
three dead bodies had been rero*f
We can find no news of imports -I
in our foreign papers. i|q
The arrivals of foreign immigriiJ
have already been immense the prtsrjj bm
season at N. York and Boston. Int?! ":jl
days upwards of 1000 arrived ifcN.t
tion must be interesting. The
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In looking over the Iowa City papft In11
we cannot see that any thing of
least importance has been done in
Legislature during the past week.
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Occident and Death—As one
our citizens, Mr Grove, was enyn
in wheeling the earth from the pr^rri pm
es of Messrs Copp & Parsons
on Fri I Wli
last, the bank caved in upon hua, jf '''er
we are s rry to say caused hisdtkl.rlial
which look place on the following
Mr Grove was a very industrious a- Is a
worthy man. and as he has left i
widow and several children, we ho
those who are able will some
for iheir relief.
Scalded.—We regret to learn
one of the twin children of Mr Cliff
the Portrait Painter, was badly scd
by the accidental upsetting of a
full of boiling lard, on Saturday last.
We are indebted to the officers nfii
following boats for late St Louis
pers:
WAR EAGLE,
'TIME.
FOUTPNE,
MERMAID,
GALENA,
IJIIM'
From our Corrttpon'in
CARTHAOK, .May 28ih 18J."J
MR EDWARDS Dear Sir:—A
suppose you feel an interest in ti
al now in progress here, I lake pit
in throwing together a few items n
able ou to form an opinion of IIK S
of the case. You are aware thv ti
were indicted for the murder n
Smiths: Sharp, Davis, William
dricli and Grover. 'They were
arraigned for the murder of
Smith, and if acquitted on that i
menti will probably be arraigned
murder of Hiram Smith. 1 say
bly, for the Prosecuting Attorney
abandon the case if unsuccessful on *l,urw
indictment. Tbe regular pant! *xtT
been set aside and a new Jury en(
neled. The Sheriff shared the (.'tunv
fate, on an affidavit of Ins par
and Mr Bedell of Warsaw suppln*?
place. So far every thing has
orderly and decorous and tits
in the case, though deep, has not n
ifested itself in any undue l"'R
There are but few Mormons in I-J
except the witnesses for the pr"
tion. Mr Lainborn of Spnngfi'It
I
11
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rse
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e e a i n A o n e y o i e S a e
v
e
down, I understand, by the t»"u-r4J:i*y
(Query, Is not such a proceeds l|"!!e
unconstitutional stretch ol
po*"'-P
I
Messrs Browning, Warren, and
ner conduct the defence. You
once perceive that there is an arm
legal talent in the case which adc* H* '^,f,sll
to its intrinsic interest.
tr"du"
The evidence (quite voloiiii",J
was closed to day. The evule
the prosecution has been very
and to the point nominally, but ict^"itiii
were witnesses more thoroughly i
in the cross-examination. b"
pletely and effectually were il
credited, even from their own ti
that the Prosecuting Attorney fi
self obliged lo declare three o
i
'•'tiro
IS l!
^ate
t-'.eg
*'1 01
nte
hr.
Krtl hi
It
"perjured scoundrels." I rani
even a synopsis of the evidenc. *,r,«
its length but it will probably be FI
ru,,tl
lished, together with the speee:.r'..
e a o n e y s e n a e e n
1
0v
ing coinmenerd to-day. Mr
spoke for an hour and a half in
Style. He is an able and eft"*
speaker, and his biting sarcaM"
keen wit had every chance for
O. H. Browning, Esq., spe
morrow, and yon are well aware
he cannot be surpassed as a t''
and powerful speaker. I he Jun
probably retire to-morrow mt'l11
make up their verdict, but there
S o
v® flair
1 e
tii
k*s f,
"lall
tiieir
11
tiev
S,»ck
fl
to be no doubt of the result. It ''A '..
erally thought that ihe Jury willn"
out half an hour, and ihat a venr'fl
••not guilty." will be rendered I'1',v
defendant. Two of them. Da"1
Grover, are viriuallv clear, as the
ecution admit that there is no
against them. i
Mi
de»l
'y
!'*»e|
Pfoi*..
The whole appears mme like i i
than «oMmo

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