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THE UNION OF THE WHIGS FOR THE SAKE OF THE UNION.
AT $2,00 PER ANNUM, IN ADVANCE.
BY W. H. CHANDLER.!
EVAIVSV1XLE, INDIANA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1845.
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Sale of Forfeited School Lands
WILL be offered for Bale at the court house
door in Evansville, in the county of
Vanderburgh, and State of Indiana, on Friday
September, the J9ih, 1845, between the hourB
of 8 o'clock A. M, and 6 o'clock P.M. of said
day, the following described tracts of School
Land forfeited for the non payment of the an
nual instalments of interest due thereon, viz :
TueN. W.qr.of the N. E. qr., and the SI E.
qr.ol the N. b. qr.,
and the N. W. qr. of the S.
K. or., and N. XV .
qr. oi tue a. v.qr;oiaec
tion No. sixteen, in township five, south of range
And the S.AV. qr. of the N, W.qr; and the
N, E. qr. of the S. E. qr; and the S. K. qr. of the
S. W.qr; and the S. E. qr. of the S. E. qr; ol
section No. sixteen, iu township six south ol
range ten west.
And the S. W, qr. of the N. W. qr; and the
N. E. qr. of the N. E; of section number lour in
township seven south oi range ten west.
And the N. E.qr.o! theN.E. qr; and the N.
XV. qr.of the N.E. qr; and the N. E. qr. of the
N. W.qr; and the S. W . qr. of the N. E. qr;
and the S. E. qr. of the N. E. of section No. six
teen, ia township six south of range eleven
And the N. E.qr. of the N. W. qr;and theS.
XV. qr. of the S. W. qr; and the S. E. qr. or the
N. W. qr; of section number sixteen, m town
ship seven south of range eleven west.
The Nl ol the the N. E. qr. of the N. E. qr;
and the Si of the N. E. qr. of the N. E. qr; and
Ni of the S. E. qr. of the N. E.qr; ol section No.
twenty-eight iu township five south of range ten
Said land will be sold in seperate tracts, and
not for less than sufficient to pay the sums ow
ing therefore, with iu teres!, costs, and damages.
One fourth of the purchase money required at
the time of sale, and the residue in twenty-five
years with interest thereon, at the rule of seven
per centum per annum, payable annually in
advance. Said sale to continue from day to day
until each tract ol land shall have been offered.
W. II. WALKER, A. V. C
. - . . BRACKET MILLS, S. C. V. C.
june 26-10w p'a fee $8,00.
SALE OF LAND,
MORTGAGED to secure a Loan, of School
Fund, for failure to pay the annual instalment
of interest, due. thereon.
rOTlCE ia hereby given, that, in conformity
with the provisions ol the Kevised statutes
of 184.5, the following tract ol land, or so much
thereof as will be necessary to pay the debt, in
terest and costs, will be sold at the Court House
door in Evansville in the County of Vanderburgh
and Slate of Indiaua. on Thursday the 28,tli cay
ol August next, between the hours of 8. o'clock
A. M. and 5 o'clock P. M. of said day, to the
highest bidder, tor cash, vii 100 acres of the
South end, of the West hall of the . South-west
quarter of Fraciioual section No. seven in Town
seven, South ol range, eleven west, m the dis
trict of lands offered lor sale at Vincennes, Indi
ana. hole amount due ICS, 43-100 dollars.
AVILLIAM II. WALKER,
June 39-10t . Auditor, Vanderburgh Co
INDIANA TONIC PILLS,
A Certain, Safe, and Effectual Cure for
CHILLS AND FEVER Oil
FEVEll & AGUE.
THIS remedy although but a short time be
fore the public, is gaining reputation un
equalled by any oiher medicine ever before
presented. Hundred are ready to certify to its
. efficacy in the cure of that insiduous enemy to
human comlort "FEVER AND AGUE." It
has proven to be an estimable remedy in admin
istering for that most formidable disease. It re
establishes in a remarkable degree and very
piomptly, the healthy tone and natural action
of the -digestive functions; and from its purify
- ing and invigorating influence, it can be safely
taken and with benefit, in all diseases attended
with debility of the system. But it is more par
ticularly recommeuded in the case of Fever and
It is a - never failing remedy and no family
ought to be without it in their houses, particu
larly those inhabiting LOW MARSHY SITU
ATIONS; and at this season of the year when
the atmosphere is strongly impregnated with
As this medicine is put up under the proprie
tor's immediate inspection on the moat scientific
principles. And having tried its efficacy on
thousands, there has not been a single instance
within his knowledge, wherein it tailed to cure
when the directions were adhered to.
. The following are among the many certifi
cates of cures effected by this valuable medi
cine. ' HOPKINS CO.. Ky , May 3, 1845.
Da. E. P. Spdekier: I do certify that 1 was
afflicted with the Lliills and fever' for a length
of time, and was treated by several physicians
- without receiving much beneht. Having been
- recommended by a neighbor, who had been
cured by them, to try the "INDIANA TONIC
: PILLS," I purchased a box of your agent, and
, took them according to direction?, and it has
perfected a cure without leaving the system in
that unpleasant and disagreeable condition
which generally follow the cure, by other rem-
' edies. 1 can recommend it to the public with
confidence. I our on't servant,
WM. R. GKEEN.
Prepared only by E. P. SPURRIER & Co.,
at their Chemical Warehouse, Sign of Golden
- Mortar, Water street, Evansville, Indiana,
jy 17, '45-tfy. -
Ill E undersigned will commence a second
course ol Lectures on this important branch
on education, on Monday evening next, and con
tinue thirty evenings. Terms $3,00 per scholar,
to be paid at the expiration of the term.
Those vi ho donbi the utility of this system will
please call any, or every evening this week and
see what ba been done.
- For the benefit of those who cannot attend
the evening class, I wiil teach a class every af
ttrncon. fjy24tf G.H.SPENCER.
BUCK'S PATENT COOKIXG STOVES.
HAVE now on hand and offer for sale, a full
portment oi the above justly celebrated
Cooking Stoves. .The many persons having this
Stove in use bear testimony (o its superiority
over any other Cooking Stove ever offered to the
public. In addition to its unsurpassediacilites
for boilling, roasting, broiling, washing, &c. It
presents an oven nearly twice as large as any
other Stove in use, which is heated with the
most perfect uniformity, and in its operations is
in every respect eqnal to a brick oven.
I have also the latest improved PREMIUM
COOKING STOVES, of various sizes, for sale
very low for CASH at the store of
R. W. DUNBAR,
july 3-Iy. Main street, Evansville, ia.
1,1113 invaluable medicine was prepared from
an extensive practice of several years in a
bilous climr te, and is never known to fall oi
curing Fever and Ague, or any of the diseases
above named . -
Those who are suffering from diseases of this
kind, as also those who have become invalids
from their effects upon the constitution, w ill find
die India Cuolagogue a most invaluable remedy
for purifying the blood, and throughly cleansing
from the system the morbid effects of a billious
The wonderful operation of the Cholagogue
in eradicating bile from the human system, can
only explain its extraordinary ageney in the
SPEEDV, TUOKOfGH and TERMANENT CUKE of FEVER
and ague, and the various grades of intermittent
and remittent fevers.
From Hon. Ross Wilkins, United States
District Judge for the District of Mi
- DETROIT, Oct. 30, 184 1.
Dear Si With great pleasure I state the fact
of the complete and radical cure of the Fever
and Ague with which my son William was at
tacked, by the U9e, pursuant to directions, of
Dr. Osgood's India Cholagogue. lie had as se
vere an attack as 1 ever witnessed, and I appre
hended a long'winter of this disease, which was
some years ago the case when I resided at Tec
um selu But I was providentially led to notice
your advertisement in relation to this medicine
determined to try it, and the use of one bottle
broke the disease, and I am confident has effec
ted a radical cure, as two months have now elap
sed without a return of it, artd my son ia in the
enjoyment of robust health. It is an invaluable
medicine and should be generally known. Tru
ly, your friend, Ross Wii.KiNa
From . Hon. Stephen V. R. Trowbridge, of
Michigan Slate Senate.
Birmingham, Dec. 13, 1S4I.
Mr. Bingham: You wish me to inform you
what I know of Dr. Osgood's India Cholagogue,
or ami blious medicine. I do believe that if the
virtue and efficacy of this medicine were gen
erally known, the Fever aud Ague would disap
pear in Michigan.
1 procured a bottle in the spring of 1841, and
have good reason to believe that rnvself and fa in
ly escaped the ague last spring in consequence
of its use.
Perhaps no summer since the settlement ol
thin fine peninsular has the fever and ague been
so prevalent as the last. I have recommended
this medicine in numerous instances, and
when the disrase had become fixed and baffled
the skill of physicians; and I have never known
itfail! It has universally produced the most
happy effects, and 1 believe it. has never been
exceeded by any medicine in removing the bil
ious d eases of the climate.
Stephen V. B. Trowbridge.
From Hon. E. Farnsworth, Chancellor of the
State of Michigan.
Mr. Edward Binpham, Druggist, Detroit.
Sir I have made use of Dr Osgood's India
Cholagogue and have had opportunities of wit
nessing its salutary effects when used by others.
I believe it a most valuable medicine for the
cure of fever and ague; and also that its proper
use win prove a most certain preventive against
its recurrence, to which persons who have been
amicted Willi it are liable.
Very respectfully, E. Farnsworth.
From Lccius Abbott, M D.", late Burgeon United
Detroit. Oct. I, IS41
To Edward Bingham, Esq., agent for the sale
of the Indian Cholagogue: I do hereby certify
that I have used the India Cholagogue prepaied
By diaries usgood,'fti. L., lor intermittent le
vers, and 4t has exceeded my most sanguine
expectations in the cure of said disease. 1 leel
confidence in recommending it as a perfectly
safe and highly beneficiel remedy and cure for
(ever and ague, child fever, dumb ague, or any
other form of intermittent fever.
I do further testify that the medicine has in
this vicinity, and in others where it has been
used, acquired a very high reputation, and that
in every case where it has been used to my knowl
edge, it has universally produced a speedy cure,
and restored to the most perfect health, when
all other remedies have failed.
" Respectfully yours. Lucres Abbot.
Price $1,50. Sold in Cincinnati, Ohio, whole
sale and retail by SANDFORD & PARK, gen
eral agenta for the VVest,at their Western Depot
for the sale of valuable Family Medicines,
nortli-east corner of Fourth and Walnuts streets.
Sold by WM. M. WOOLSEY,
- jy3-3m. Evansville, Indiana.
BUSHELS of OATS, foi which
the highest ninrket rtrice will be
aug 14-tl J. & W. REILLY.
A FIRST rate FLAT BOAT 80 feet by 18
forsalelow by julylO J.W.RIELLY.
Vinegar! Vinegar!! Vinegar!!!
UST received and for sale
25 BBLS CIDER VINEGAR,
the best article in town, warranted good, by
may 29, tfy ALLIS & HOWES.
"Wistar's Balsom of Wild Cherry.
GROS just received and for sale by
july 10 tf. E. P. SPURRIER & CO.
f ANGHORNE'S best Gold Leaf for sale by
JLjjulylOtf. E. P. SPURRIER & CO.
CASKS Salaeratus; - -
3 casks FlorSulpbur;
4. casks English Lampblack, for sale by
May 15-tfJ E. P. SPURRIER, & Co.,
Sign of Golden Martar, Water st.
V SUPFRlOR article of lamily flour for
jgsale by GRIFFITH & CORBET.
May 15 tfy.
BBLS Kenhawa salt for sale by
GRIFFITH & CORBET.
May 15, '45-tfy
BBLS Fresh Cincinnati and Wa
bash Flour, for sale by
if ALLIS &. HOWES.
Bbls Cincinnati Family Flour, 4 prime
article warranted goodj.for sale by '
. ALLIS St HOWES.
GUNNY BAGS for sale by
. Main Street
LBS. very superior b. f intiigo.
4 casks prime Madder.
J bbls refined Camphor, tor sate Dy
10 E. P. SPURRIER & Co
Indiana Tonic Pills. .
GROS of this valuable Medicine in
store and 'for sale by
15 tf E. P. SPURRIER, & CO.
Sign ol Golden Mortar, Water street.
Reams Ames Ruled Foolscap.
100 do Letter, ruled and unruled
n store and for sale by
Jan 9 W. & C. BELLE
Tnalia Mew York (Cos-swell. Crane & Cos
manufacture,) in store and for sale whole-
sale and retail bv
Jan 9 " W. & C. BELL.
Bbls No 1 CASTOR OIL, a good article, in
& store aud for sale by
Feb 13 W. &. C.BELL
Blue Grass Seed.
Few boshels clean BLUE GRASS SEED
received aad for sale by
Feb 13 " . W. &C. BELL. ,
' " Percussion Caps.
200.000 Plain Percussion Caps
-100,000 Split do
100,000 Split and Fluted do 1-2. and 1-4
boxes-, in store and for sale by '
Jan 9 XV. & CTBELL.
BBLS Cincinnati whiskey, fr sale by
May tly GRIFFITH &. CORBET
GUN NY BAGS for sale by
GRIFFITH & CORBET.
May 15 tfy.
UST RECEIVED A full supply of Dr.
Sappington'a TONIC PILLS, and for bale
by E. P. SPURRIER &, CO., Agents,
May 15-tl Sign G, M. Water st.
New Family Flour. "
IlRESII supply of family Flour (warranted)
. just received and for sale at $3,50 per bbl,
july 24 tf By GRIFFITH & CORBET.
Old Cognac Brandy!;
HALF pipes Dupej & Olard'a vintage 1834
in store and for sale bv '
july 24-tf ALLIS &. HOWES.
t4v BBLS. Am. Brandy
5 bbls Am. Gin ; in store and for sale
july 24-tf. - By ALLIS & HOWES.
Dox Marselles Refined, suitable lor table
use, iu store and for sale by
Jan 9 XV. r fc.C. BELL.
BBLS. Mad. Wine; " "
10 bbls sweet Malaga;
Q f t A aliorrtr VV1110
juiy4-tf.2 By ALLIS & HOOVES.
Just Printed, " vf;
Y NDfotaale at this office. BLANK.DEEDS
ol a new and approved form, and superior
to any heretolore offered.
All kinds of Blank s printed on short notice in.
a superior manner, and at low prices, july .J.
TSfilfe BBLS. No. Kanawha Salt;
PJ? HP 70 Bbls. Wabash and Cincinnati
Flour lately received and for sale by
je 26-il J. & VV, REILLY.
Teas, Teas. ,
Half Chests, 20 quarter Boxes, Can
ton Companies Teas, Fresh. in store
and for sale at retail to suit customers by
Jan 9, W. & C. BELL.
: . JJ . .
QA DOZ "Waldoon's" warranted, for-sale by
OKJ- ,ay 221 BEMENT & VlELE.
:;' S3A.CANDliES. 3inT
4h BJDXES a superior nrtlcle, received and for
tJ? ,88,1.6 by .Jfeb. 80, tf W&' CABELL.
(5'R-Lio4i-frup -tot.'.i(iii- fo
20 ba'gs Alspice;
Oil bags repper, tor sale low by
May 15-ttJ E. P. SPURRIER & Co.
Sign of Golden Mortar, Wator street
Blue Lick Water.
FRESH supply of BLUE LICK WATER
just received and for sale by
rnay2J-tlj E. P. SPURRIER. CO.
v Sign ol Golden Mortar, Water street.
Case in store and tor sale by
Jan 9 - W. & C. BELL
ASSORTED Brass and Copper Kettles
from 2 to 50 gallons each lor sale veiy
low by jy 16-tf DECKER &. KRAMER.
OZ Quinine just received and for
sale by E. P. SPURRIER & Co.
I july 3-tf
Y virtue of a decree of the Probate Court
of Vanderburgh, rendered at its Mav term
1844, the undersigned will aa Administrator on
the estate of Charles Biglcy, deceased, sell at
public auction at the house of Simeon Long in
Union Township, on Wednesday the 24th day of
September. A. D. 1845, between the hours of 10
o. clock A . M. and 6 o'clock P. M. of said day,
the following described real estate of which the
said Charles Bigley died, seized to wit:
The west half of the north-east quarter of sec
tion number 18 in township number 7, south of
range number 11 west, in the Vincetines Land
District, containing 80 acres. ..
Also, the north-east quarter of the north-west
quarter of the same section, .containing seventy
Also, four acres in the south-east quarter of
the north-west quarter of the section aforesaid;
said four acres being described as follows, that
is to say, beginning at the north-east corner of
a tiaci of land formerly owned by A. M. Bar
nett, at the place wher&v said Barnett's land
joins the land of said Bigley, and from thence on
the east south line eight rods to a stake; and
from thence on an angling line ao tliafit shall
strike the north" line thirty-lour rods from he
place of beginning and from thence to the be
ginning corner. . Said four acres being the same
which were Bold artd conveyed by the said Bar
nett to the said Bigley. ' " "
TERMS OF SALE One third of the purchase
money to be paid in six months, one third in
twelve months, and the remaining third in eight
een months, and the purchaser or' purchasers
'wiM be required to give notes wiih approved
.irwurtd security without any reuer whatever
Iromjealuation or appraisement laws. - -
,. '. ' WlLSON SHOOK, Administrator.
- AiTjjHl-t-tprs. fee, $3,50 ) '
' vvl DISSOLUTION.
rtJlHE Co-Parjnership heretofore existing be
JL tween -MARTIN RIE3 and JACOB SHE
RER has Ueeii dissolved, . Those indebted Ho
the grin nftist settle with Martin Rice. ;
Th Business will hereafter becondcted by
MaruiiRics, who respectfully solicits a share
of public patronage.; . , ,
Evacsville Augut 71845
THE WISE THOUGHT.
From Sketches, of IrisTi Character hy
J MRS. S. C. HALL., 4 ,
A First Rate Irish Story.
She was sitVjng under the shadow of a
fragrant lime tree that overhung a very an
cient well; and . as the water - fell inlo her
pitcher, she was mingling wilhits music the
tones ol her "Jew's harp," the only instru
ment upon vnich,Norakk Clary. had learned
to play. She was a merry maiden ol "sweet
seventeen. :" a rustic belle, as well as a rus
tic beauty, and a.uterrible coquetlej1' and as
she had what in Scotland they call a "toch
er," in England a dowry," aad in Ireland a
"pretly penny o money," it is scarcely ne
cessary to state, in addition, that site had a
bachelor. Whettiei the tune which was
certain! given, in ali3r -was or was . not de
signed as a summons to her lover, I cannot
take upon myself to. say; but her lips and
fingers bad not long been, occupied, before
her lover was at her side..
We may as well give it up, Morris Don
ovan," she said somewhat abruptly;, "look, 't
would be as easy to twist the top of the great
hill, of IIow.lh,as make father and mother
agree about any jne thing. They've been
playing the rule of cotflrary these twenty
years, and it's not likey they'll take a turn
"It's mighty hard, so it is," replied hand
some Morris, "that married people can't draw
together. Norah, darlint! that wouldn't be
the way with us. It's one we'd be in heart
and sowl, and an example of love and "
Folly," inlerrn'pled the maiden, laughing,
"Morris, Morris, we've quarrelled a score o'
times already; and a bit of a breeze makes
life all the pleasahter. Shall I talk aboul the
merry jig I danced with Phil Kennedy, or
repeat What Mark Doolansaidof me to Mary
Grey? eh, Morris"?1'
"Leave joking now, Norry ; God only knows
how I love you."' he said wiih a voice
broken by emotion :. "l'tn. yer equal as far as
money goes; and no young farmer in the
country can tell a better stock to his share
than mine; yet I don't preiend to deserve
you for all that; only, I can't help saying
that, when we1 Ibve each other (now' don't
go to contradict,,meJNTorry, because ye've as
good as owned it over and over again,) and
yer father agreeable, and all to think that yer
mother, just foi divilment, should be putting
belwixt U3 for no reason upon earth, only to
'spite' her lawful husband,is what sets mad me
entirely, and shows her to be a good for
"Stop-'MHtet-Morris," evclaimed Norah,
laying her hand upon'his mouth, so as to ef
fectually to prevent a sound escaping; it'is
my mother ye'rs talking about, and it would
be ill-blood, as well as ill-bred, to hear a
word said against an own parent. Is that the
pattern in your manners, sir; or did ye ever
hear me turn my tongue against one belong
ing to you?" '
"I ask your pardon, my Norah he replied
meekly, as'ih duly bound; for the sake of the
lamb, we spare the sheep. Why not? and
I'm not going to gainsay, but yer mother
"The least said's the soonest mended !"
again interrupted tile impatient girl. "Good
even, Morris, and God bless you; they'll be
after misstiWrfie within, and it's little mother
thinks where I am."
"NorahVlibove all the girls at wake or pat
tern, I've been true to you. We have grown
together, and since we were the heighth ol
a rose-bush, ye have been dearer to me than
anv thin?? else on earth. Do, Norah, for the
sake of our your hearts' love, do think if
theres no way to win yer motner over, ii
ye'd take me without her leave, sure it's
nothing I'd care for the loss of thousauds. let
alone what ye've got. Dearest Norah, think;
that: since you'll do nothing witnout tier
consent, do think
-for once be serious.
"I'm not going to laugh, Morris ;" replied
the little maid at last, after a very long pause,
"I've got a wise thought in my head for
once. His reverence, your uncle, you say
spoke to father to speak to mother about
it? I wonder (and he a priest) that he hadn't
more sense! Sure, mother was the man;
but I've got a wise thought, good jiight, dear
Morns; good night." v . '
The last sprang lightly over the fence in
to her own garden, leaving Jier lover perdu
at the other side, without possessing an idea
of what her 'wise thought' might be. When
she entered the kilchen, matters were going
en as usual her mother bustling in style,
and as cross 'as a bag ol weasels.'
Jack Clary,' said she, addressing herself
to her husband, who sat quietly in the chim
ney corner smoking his 'doodeen,' 'it's well
ye've got a wife who knows what's what!
God help me! I've little good of a husband
barring the name! Are you sure black Nell's
in the stable?' . The spouse nodded. 'The
cow a calf had they fresh straw?' Another
nod. 'Bad cess to ye, can't ye use yertongue,
and answer a civil question?' continued the
lady ' -
,',My dear,1 he replied, 'sure one like you
has cnytigh talk for ten.'
This very just observation was, like most
truths, so disagreeable, that a severe storm
wonld have followed, had not Norah stepped
up. to her father and whispered in his ear, 'I
don't think the stable door is fastened.' Mrs.
Clary caught the sound, and in no gentle
terms ordered her husband to attend to the
comforts of black Nell. -
'I'll go wiih fathei myself and see,' said
'That's like my own child, always careful,1
observed the mother, as the lather and daugh
ter closed the door. -'Dear
father,' began Norah, it isn't alto
gether about the stable I wanted ye, but but
but the priest said something to you to-day
about-! Morris Donnovaur
'Ye3, darfing, and about yerself, my sweet
'Did ye speak to mother about it?'
'No, darling, she's been so cross all day.
Sure I go through a dale for peace and quiet
ness. If I was like other men, and got
drunk and wasted, it might be in rason; but
As to Morris, she was very fond of
the boy till she turned like sour milk all in a
rainute. I'm afraid even the priesl'U get no
good of her.1 ,a "
'Father dear lathe,' said Norah, 'suppose
ye were to say nothing about it good or bad
and just pretend to take a sudden dislike to
Morris, and let the priest speak' to her. him
self, she'd come round.' - ' -
Out of sheer opposition to me, eh?''- --'Yes.'
' - '
'And let her gain the day then? that
would be cowardly,'replied the farmer draw
ing himself up. 'No I wonV .
; 'Father, dear, you don't understand,' said
the cunning lass, 'sure ye're for Mortis; and
when we are, that is if I mean,' she
continued, and luckly the twilight conceal
her blushes 'if that took place its you thai
will have yer own way.'
"True for ye, Norry, my girl, true for you;
I never thought of that before !" at.d pleased
with the idea of tricking his wife, the old
raan capered for joy. 'But slay a while
stay ; aisy, aisy ; he recommenced, 'how am
I to manage?'
'Leave it to me, dear father leave it all
tome!' exclaimed the animated girl; 'only
pluck up a spirit, and whenever Morris name
is mentioned, abuse him but not with all
yer heart, father only from the teeth out."
When they re-entered, the fresh-boiled po
tatoes sent a warm curling steam to the very
rafters of the lofty kitchen ; ihey were poured
out in a large wicker dish, and on the top of
the pile rested a plate of coarse while salt;
noggins of buttermilk were filled on the dres
ser; and on a small round table a cloth was
spread and some dell plates awaiting ihe
more delicate repast which the farmer's wife
was herself preparing."
'What's for supper, mother?' inquired No
rah, as she drew her wheel towards her, and
employed her fairy foot in whirling it round.
'Plaguy snipeens,' she replied;. bitso'bog
chickens, that you've always such a fany
for. Barney Leary kilt them himself.
'So I did, said Barney, grinning; and that
slick with a hook of Morris Donovan's is the
finest thing in the world for knocking 'em
'If Morris Donovan's stick touched them,
they shant come here,' said the father, strik
ing the poor little table such a blow with his
clenched hand as to make not only it but Mrs.
And why so, pray?' asked the dame.
'Because nothing of Morris let alone Mor
ris himself, shall come into the house," re
plied Clary; 'he's not to my liking any how,
and there's no good in his bothering here af
ter what he won't get.
Excellent!: thought Norah.
"Lord save us!' ejaculated Mrs. Clary, as
sheplaced the grilled snipes on the table,
'what's come to the man?' Without heedaig
his resolution, she was proceeding to distri
bute the savoury birdeen when, to her aston
ishment, her usually tame husband threw the
dish and its contents into the flames; the
good woman stood aghast. The calm, how
ever,' was not of long duration. She soon
rallied and commenced hostilities. "How
dare ye, ye spalpeen, throw away anyo'God's
mate after that fashion and 1 to the fore?
What do ye mane, I say?"
"I mane, that nothing touched by Mor.
Donovan shall come under this roof: and if I
catch that girl of mine looking at the same
side ol the road t hat he walks on, I'll fear the
eyes out o' her head, and send her to a nun
nery! "You will? And dare you say that to my
face, to a child o' mine! You will will ye?
we'll see, my boy! I'll tell ye what, if I
like, Monis Donovan shall come into this
house; and what's more, be master of this
house, and that's what you never had the
heart to be yet, ye poor ould snail !" So say
ing; Mrs. "Clary endeavored to rescue" from
the fire the hissing remains of the 'burning
snipes. Norah attempted to assist her moth- .
er; but Clary, lifting her, up, somewhat after
the fashion of an angel raising a golden" wren
with it claw, fairly put her out of the kitch
en. This was the signal for fresh hostilities.
Mrs. Clary stormed and stamped ; and Mrs.
Clary persisted in abusing not only Morris,
but Morris' uncle, Father Donovan, until at
last the farmer's helpmate swore, ay, and
roundly too, by cross and saint, thai, before
the next sunset, Norah Clary should be No
rah Donovan. I wish you could have seen
Norry's eye dancing with joy and exultation, :
as it peeped through the ktchhole; it spark
led more brightly than the richest diamond
in our monarch's crown, for it was filled with
hope and love. '
The next morning before the sun was ful-
ly up, he was.throwing his early beams ovei
the glowing cheeks of Norah Clary; for her
wise thought had prospered, and she was ;
hastening to the trysling, where she generally
met Morn's Donovan. I don't know how it is
but the moment the, course of love runs
smooth, it becomes very uninteresting, except
to the parties concerned. ' So it is now left
forme only to say, that the maiden, aftera
due and proper time consumed in teazing and
tantalizing her intended, told him her saucy
plan, and its result. And the lover hastened,
upon the wings of love, (which I beg my rea
dersclearly to understand ate swifter and
stronger .in Ireland than in any other country)
to tell the priest, of. the arrangement, well
knowing that his reverence loved his nephew . .
and neice that was to be (to say nothing ot 'J"'
the wedding supper, and profits arrising
therefrom) too well, not to aid their merry
jest. - . . -. t ;
What bustle) what preparation, what danc-
mg gave the country folks enough to (alk a- .
bout during the happy Christmas holidays, f
cannot describe. -Jl'he bride of course look
ed lovely, and sheepish; and the bridegroom
but bridegrooms are alwuys uninteresting.
One fact, however, is worth recording. When
Father Donovan concluded the cerremony,
before the bridal kiss had passed, Farmer
Clary without any reason that his wife could
discover most indecorously sprung up, seiz-.
ed a shillelah of stout oak, and whirling it ra
pidly over his head, shouted, "Carry me out!
by the powers she's beat! we've won the day
ould Ireland forever! Success, boys! she's
beat ! she's beat !" The priest loo, seemed
vastly to enjoy this extemporaneous effusion, - "
and even the bride laughed outright. Wheth- -er
the good wife discovered the plot or not,
I never heard; but of this I am certaiu, that
the joyous Norah never had reason to repent
her wise thouffht. ' -' ' -
fj7 The subjoined letter which w copy
from the N. O. Picayune of Che Clh ult. gives
a fearful picture of organized crime, and of de
pravity which sets all the laws of the land at de
fiance. Paducah, Ky., July 23, 1845.
It has lately come to light, that one of the
most extensive and thoroughly organised bands
of outlaws that have yet been banded together
rince the days ol Murrell and his gang, have
their haunts in the adjacent countries in Illinois
whence they sally forth to this State, and pans
of Tennessee, Mississippi, and. Missouri, upon
their errands of crime. The immediate causa
ol the discovery of this horde of robbers, mur
ders, counterfeiters and horse thcives, was the
sudden disappearance of a man named Davi?,
who resided in Christian county, in this State.
Two men arrived at Davis's house a few weeks
ago, with a deed conveying to them the whole
of his properly, consisting of a farm, negroes
and stock. They turned he family out of th
fatinstead, had trie conveyance rcgulatly recor
ded, and look quiet possession of the premises.
The disappearance ol Davis caused a widespread
suspicion of foul play. The people of Chfisiiart
county met in public assembly, and adopted res
olutions designed to ferret out the mystery.
They divided themselves intocompanies and sev
eral hundred persons, in small squada, are scour
ing the county on horseback, to secure the safe
ty of ihe country. -
A tew days ago a partely of citizens of Chris
tian county took up a suspicious fellow, carried
hinvto the woods, tied him to a'tree, and threat
ened to whip h i in to death if he did not diseloso
to them ihe secret of Da vis's absence. The man
alter protesting for along time h'S ignorance
the subject, became alarmed for his life, and re
vealed ihe whole circumstances of his robbery
and murder It appeared that in making a short
excursion from his house, he fell in wtih a man
named Pennington (who is the ringleader of the
gang) and one or.two others of his party. Pen
nington first got Davis drnnk; he then, by one
chicanery or another, got him to sign a deed con
veying loliiin his property as above mentioned.
To prevent all trouble hereafter, Davis was de- -
spacbed, and his body hid away iu a cave. and.
reiiuington ther took possession of hia effects
Before the recovery of the body of Davis, Pen
nington made his escape from Kentucky, and is
said to be at the house of a member of his gang.
named Young L.inn on tha Illinois side ol the
river, six miles fro.n opposite this place. Yes
terday a small detachment of tha Christian
county patrol arrived hero. .They ascertained,
that a notorious member of the gang, a fellow
named Gray, was at- a little village in Illinois
twelve iiiiles below Paducah A number of tha.
citizens voluntee'ed lo cross- the river and assist'
in capturing Gray. This they effected, and last -evenum
the party returned with the outlaw
safely secured. Whilst I write, efforts are be.
ing made to raise a company iarge enough to ga
after Pennigton to-nighi The band have an ex
tensive counterfeitingestablishment in Penning
ton's vicinity, and have so laid the country im
mediately around under contributions, and have
disposed themselves about in such an advanta
geous manner, as to make all expedition of the
kind from auother State, one of peril and doubt
ful success. It is lobe hoped that the party
will be made up. and that success will attend,
their public spirited enterprise
The fellow who revealed the murder: of Dnvigv
gave inaiist of some eighty persons, whom he -named,
and denounced aa members ol the gang.
In scouring tbe country, the citizens have come
to the knowledge of the preparation of -many,
most diabolical acts by these men. These were
generally committed in out-of-the-way places
and obscure neighborhoods, where they might
not havp coma to light but for the general ex
citement that now prevails in the countries a
bove this town. , - ,
The contractors on the Illinois and Michi
gan canal advertise for 3,000 laborers.
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