any.gggac I 4 1© SU
AUVRNEVS AND corNSKi.f MHH.
ATTdMRV AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW, i|tl
S O I I O I N A N E Y
FAR M1NUT0N, I. T.
juiply for the benefit of the
He will practice in the different
fir»t District iud in the Supreme
'Court of'the Territory.
Bihi» residence, near the iswerenu
of Main street, Burlingtoii.
T. HUGINS ED c. D. MILLS
Attorneys and Counscllorr at Law. have
formed s partnership under the style ol Hugins tit
Mills, and offer tin ir service* for the pratticeOf
ibeir profession in the several courts iu the ierri-
"lurlingtun, May 2, 842—tf
W U. D. BKOWNING. 8. r. llttOWN.
BROWNING fc BROWN,
A o n e y ui Law,
u i n o n I o w a e i o y
Burlington. May 21, 1842.—tf
Mttocuet anTi Counsellor at lata
Offers his professional services to the citi
sens of Dos Moines and adjacent counties.
Chief Justice Vlason, i
Shepherd Leffler, Esq. BuRLiNGTON, lowA.
Rev, Mr. Fulton. West 1'oir.t, I. T
Horatio Phillips, hsq., Daj ton, Ohio.
S. T. Logan, Esq.,
Kev. G. liergen, SPKINGi'lKLO, iLI
Judge S. 11. Treat,
Abbott & I'eake, St. Louis, Mo.
U»Oftice with 11. C. Dennett, Esq., on Washing
ton street, i'Uilington. [june -U
GRIMES AND STARR.
W.GRIMES AND HENRY W.STAIIR
have themselves for the practice ol
the law, under the above style, and will attend to
professieual Imsmiss in the diflere'nt cuunties, and
also til the supreme court oI the lerritory. I'ar
ticulkr attention will be paid to claiiuA tor lands in
thehalf-breed tract, and elsewhere.
JAMES W. CRIMES,
HENRY W. STARR.
Burlington,Ian. 23.'4. (••25,
C. BRECKINRIDGE As THOMAS W.
BULLOCK will p'-tu-tice Law in the counties
of Des Moines, llenry, Jetlerson, Van Uureit, l.ee
and Muscatine, mid iu the Supreme* Court of the
Territory. They will Iso art a* General Agents
for the purchase and sale of real estate.
/Turlington, Nov. 27t'i 84
IIEK.MIAK I' K1LW,
attend promptly to nil kinds of
convcynncing, ouch ns t!ruwiig and
taking the acknowledgment of Deeds, Mort
gages, Bond 9^ Leeses, &c &c.
0^7"OlSce opposite thn Pos i Office.
Burlington, dec. IP, 1841—tf
JOHN K. WOODS,
NO A Ii Y V U IS LI V
A in' i i i a I i s K i
net as Agent fjr.the purchase ami sale ol
Real estate, tor the entry of Government
Lands, and lor the pavmeni of tuxes in tl.e Bur
lington Laud District.
He will also give attention to drawing a'id tak
ing the acknowledgment of Deeds, Mi rtgages,
HotaU, &c. Ollice on the Corner of Washington,
and I'hird Streets. iifcMrth^Alethodi*t Clurch.
illicit, jHnHH(£P|E!5»'tfv"n 2o
ROHEH, attorifllPwsjd fou tsellor at law
Burlington, lowls. "WiUatU i the supreme
i ourt of territory, andw^rt^i't
courts of the
i ountics of l.ee. Van LurtnflPwn'y, I.ou sa, Musca
tine, Scott, L'cs Moines and Tetter* u, and to the
defence of crimiuul cases in any part of the Terri
tory. Ollice east side of Maiu-st., three doors
eouth of Ills dwelling, jy 20, 3D.
attorney and Minsellor at
,• luw, and counsellor and solicitor in Chan
cery: also agent for the purchase and sale of real
estate, Mouut 1'Kasant, Henry county, Iowa,
no 6. '3!)
RENO Attitrney ami Counseiler at Law
'own City. Iowa. [May 29, 164.
RANKIN, attorney and counsellor
at law, Iowa. Will practice iu
the several courts'of the Territory. O lice iu the
houae formerly occupied as the post-otlice.
M. AlOKGAiN, Attorney and Counsel
lor at Law, Burlingtou. Iowa.
j^ElU & JOHNSTON, attorneys at law, Fort
Madison, Iowa Territory.
SAMUEL MturrixioN. Tuo«. GRAY
OHUFFLKTON & GRAY, Attorneys at Law.
U airfield,Jett'erson County Iowa.
july 10, 4- 32-tf
& EVEKSON—Attorneys at Law. Will
practice in Hit counties of Washington and
Louisa. Ollice comer of Washington and Second
Stieets, Washington, Washington County, Iowa.
I'estuary 5, 1H42.
FT J. R. WOODS-
N. I). COLEMAN.
CT AF LAW AND
otter* his service's
i **JNl practice in the several ourts iu the 1st: tl»y ot* August next, at Hurling ton the county ot
Wy /Icial District, iu Louisa ai Washington coun- Des Moines iu said Territory, has been designated
"y"Ai in the 2d District and in »be Supreme Court. I by the court us the time and place, wbeu and where
.C Cffice ou the corner of Third and Washington
:May 22.1841.-) •aai- 0 w
eir care will be left with MR. MUNSKR iu Mt.
easaut May 1st, 1841.
M. B. Cox, WM. II. 1'osTi.EwArr, JAS. CKEEOAN.
Cox, Postlewait 6. Co..
Wholesale and Retail dealers in Dry Goods, Gro
ceries, Hardware, Shoes, Boots, Hats, Bon
nets, Statiouery, Iron, Nails, Castings,
Corner Main and Jeflersou Sis.. Burlington, 1. T.
fe. a.COOK. M. CREAMER
riOOK & REAMER, wholesale grocers, and.
^J dealers inStoves, Castings, *rou, Nales, Glass
«c. Alto, Forwarding aud Coui uissiou Merchants
^urliugton, Iowa Territory. april 17 -u
i i i I i Lllfi
imijiM T. jMftiD
CHEN, WI osale Grocers, corn.
missRMi nnl general tor warding Merchauts,
L. R. cer.CMAIT
OonernI Agents, Forward
l» Merchants, Lever Street,
Jan. 23. b42—r.dftk.
O I S S I O N E A N
MO. 31 WATER STREET,
.Pirlicular •'Lention to consignments of the
Western prod'ice promp remittance made either
in Cash or E/.change for goods, charges moderate.
Hogan flr Miln, JVew For* VVingate, Gasbcll &
Scott, Philadelphia\ A. G. Shaw & Co., New
Orlt' At i. B. Gardner, Esq Uotlon W.
W»tbrook, Burlington. Jotcn J. O. Stoddard,
Liberty, Mo. |Oct 9. 184-y
CHARLES C. SACKETT &, CO.
u u a i i n a n o i u i i i i s s i o n
No 36, Poydras Street, New Orleans.
Albert F. Bruning, M. D.
ESl'ECTFULLY tenders his professional *er
vices to the citizens of Durliiigton and vicinity
ile will attend to all operations upon the teeth
such as Cleaning. Plugging. Extracting, Inserting,
&c.,Oliice on Water streei. Bur iugton Iowa.
\l.»y iJ.I*. --tf
COOK & CREAMER,
FORWARDING AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS,
GROCERIES, STOVES, IRON, TIN AND COPPER
Water Street, Burlington, Iowa Territory.
N. B. Steam Boats supplied with all
kinds of stores.
Messrs. Wm R. Ewing & Son, Burlington, Iowa,
llillis & .VI Call, K«okuk, Iowa,
Lorain & Co., Galena, 111.,
Charles C. Sackett, & Co. N. Orleans,
A. G. Stvitrer St Co. I
Pope & West,
V e y a n n a S o i s u a
.'ohn Craighead, Es|,, Portsm uth, Ohio,
David Wood row, Esq., Ciucini.iti, Ohio.
march 5 Hawkeye copy.
COPPER AND TIN
A N U A U N E S A I S E N
COOK Sr CREAMER.
LUMBER MERCHANT, AND CARPENTER AND
Shrp on South sjd« of Jefferson street, be
tween the National and Western Hotels,
K A. nunso\,
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Worker, and
DEALER IN STOVES.
Shop on Jefl'ersou Street, uext door to J. S. ti W.
11. enton's, I5UHI.INQTO.V, lowA
HOUSE, SIGN AND ORNAMENTAL PAINTING,
E. D. Black, M. D.
R. FAYElirt LATlil il, aiiorney and conn- ion* from the eastern cities, that they can do
seller ui law. l»urlingion, Iowa. _ie iJi'tt
ANT) SI'IIJDD, Attorneys at Law
Builiiigton Iowa. Ofti. 2. 1841-1
jjERNHART HENN -Attorney «t Law, unit
O General Land Agent. Burlington, Iowa,
^turliugton, June 12,18 il.
W. WOODS. JOIIW
Wt,fk n lls
i v. .. .. n manner as can be done in the west and hone
pinnunentlv located himself in
the citv ol Burlington, respec fully ten
ders his services in the practice ol Medicine
P. S.—Particular attention will bo paid to
diseases of the chest by A usculfation and Per
Dr. B. would refer to Professors Mussey,
Harrison, Shotwcll, and Dr. Worcester, Cin
Office on Alain Street, opposito Fletcher's
Hotel, in the same building with Gen. Learn
ed, and one door north of Grimes Si, Starr.
Burlington, June 4, I84"2.
A I O I i
AGLESFIELl) & MORGAN,
respectfully inform the citizens
of Burlington, and vicinity, that they
have commenced the above business in all it^
various branches, and flatter themselves from
the long experience and advantage of the Fash-
neat, durable and fashionable a
bmineM to merit,be pub-
Shop on Mail Street,one door North of Cox
Postlewait «&. Co., formerly occupied by tho
Burlington, May 21,1842—tftoit
A new Article for this Market.
stand as warm weath
er, give as good a light and last longer
than Sperm! Manufactured and foraale by
apn 2, 1842 S.PAGE.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
District Court for tho first Judicial Dis
trict in the Territory of Iowa.
The creditors of Samuel Lewin, a decreed bank
rupt, who have proved their debts, and other per
Law, sons in interest, are herebv notified that the 15th
treats, Buaiingtou, Iowa. [may 29, 184!—ly. have why a certificate of final discharge shall not
u ui'Nni.'iKiinri'—T7 i be granted to said bankrupt. Dated this 16th day
£1 I. ,ni Attorney aud Coun
BUI19 hi IIIIVICBI, NIC UCrCUf UUIIIItU 111111 (lie IDIU
theo may attend nnd shew cause if any they may
May, Iti42. By order of the court.
MUNGER, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
will praotice regularly iu the District Courts
District Court for the first Judicial Dis
lenry County, 1. T. Business entrusted to
trict in the Territory of Iowa.
Learned, sbl S Duulap, clerk.
The creditors of Peter Frank, a decreed bank
rupt, who have proved their debts, and other per
sons iu interest, are hereby notified that the 15th
day of August next, at Burlington, in the crunty
of D»s Moines in said Territory, has been desig
nated by the court as the time and place when and
where they may attend and shew cause if any they
may have why a certificate of final discharge shall
not be grauted to said bankrupt. Dated this 16tn
day of May. 1842. vy order of the court.
ay of May. 1842. »y order of the court.
Learned, sol'r S Dunlap,
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
District Court for the first Judicial Dis
trict iu the Territory of Iowa.
be creditors of Francis Lightfoot, a decreed
krupt, who have proved their debts,aud other
rsons in interest are hereby notified, that the
5th day of August next, at Burlington, in the
county of Des Moines in said Territory, has been
designated by the court us the time and pltce when
and where they may attend, and shew cause if any
S- USViU^Ueueral Forwarding mi a they way have, why a certificate of final discharge
Ceauuissioo Dealer in Groceries shall not be granted to said bankrupt. Dated this
Goods, Pnpce, Aw. iic., on W ater, between ltith day oj Mav, 1842. By order of the court.
•Mttftoa nd Columbia Streets, Burlington, I Chapman & Mudd «ol'. S Dunlap, clerk
HSKercb 1», lili. I, nay 3J—Jf v
f. .t 4*. i' -'ti
'%*i J, fc"'
to-rii*^ AM .H,*. IMts
mi 1.00' '%,
HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. July 20,
On motion of Mr. POPE the House re
solved itself into Ommil'ee of the Whole
on the state of the Uuion, (Mr. GILMER,
of Virginia, in th« Chair,) and resumed
the consideration of the special order i.
e. bills relating to the Territories and the
On motion of Mr. CO WEN the Com
mittee took up the bill for the relief of
James M. Morgan, which, however, after
some conversatiort on u point of order,
was laid aside without any action theieon.
The committee then took up the follow
A BILL fiting the boundary line be
tween Missouri and Iowa.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House
of liepresntatives of the United States of
America in Congress assembled, That all
that portion of the boundary of the ces
sion made by the Osage Indians to the
United States, in tho year one thousand
eight hundred and eight, as surveyed by
Captatn C. Sullivan in the year one thou
sand eight hundred and sixteen, which
lies between the river Des Moines and
the northwest corner of said cession thus
surveyed, be, and the same is hereby, rec
ognized and adopted as so much ol tho di
visional line of tho Territory of Iowa and
the State of Missouri and that the re
mainder of said line be, and the same is
hereby, established to run from the north
west corner aforesaid, a due west course,
to the Missouri river.
SEC. 2. And be. it further enacted, That
the whole of said line, from the Des
Moines to the Missouri river, be survey
ed, and suitable monuments be placed
along it for its perpetuation, undei the
direction ol the Topographical bureau.
On motion of v
IMKJT. WM. poor,,
I,Y tenders his service* to the
ritixeiis of and vicinity, and will
promptly attend to nil Professional calls. His of
fice is on Jefferson street, sign of th« Gilt Mortar,
adjoining the store of Mr. Wedty Jones.
He would also inform the public that he has,
and intends constantly keening on hand, a gener
al assortment of Drugs and Medicines, which he is
determined to sell at the lowest cr.sh prices.
DODGE, of Iowa, the
report accompanying the bill was read
Mr. POPE, in some brief remarks,
which were veiy indistinctly heard, re
ferred to the history of former legislation
on this subject to the fact that it was re
ferred to the Committee on Territories ol
this House three years ago, and that tho
committee, after a deliberate investigation
of the subject, having beloro them a Rep
resentative from Missouri and a Delegate
from Iowa, came to a unanimous conclu
sion in fixing the boundary line as laid
down in the teportnow before the House.
The subject was not formally acted on by
Congress It was again relerred to the
Committee on the Territories at the pres
ent session, and after a candid investiaa-
scribed bv the bill.
Mr. E. hr.d not concluded his remarks
when the hour expired.
Mr. E. asked the unanimous consent of
the committeo to conclude his remarks.
Objectioi s were made.
Mr. E. then obtained the general cori
sent to submit the following amendment:
"Strike out all after the enacting clause
of the bill, and insert in lieu thereof:
The amendment havirig been read—
Mr. E. claimed to proceed in his re
marks, tho question now being on the
was a substantial
two propositions, the gentleman had not
a right again to-address the committee.
In the close of bis remarks, Mr. D.
paid a well-merited compliment to tho
chairman of the Committee on the Terri
tories (Mr POPE) for the elaborate iuves
tigation which he had given to this sub*
ject, and for having probed it to the bot
tom, as he had done, in the face ot many
difficulties *hich surrounded it.
Mr. D. earnestly appealed to the com
mittee to let the question be taken.
Mr. McKAY said his vote would de
pend vary much on the adoption of the
O E A W I
BURLINITOH, IOWA. SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 1842
This wa» a
tion of the subject they had concurred further to enforce the claims of Missouri
the committee ol the lormar Con-j and *lo demonstrate the injustice and in
gress in fixing the boundary line as mace 'correctness of the report of the commit
by^ the bill before them. jtee. In the course of his remarks, he
The only question for the committee to yielded the floor for explanations by Mr.
decide was a matter of fact, whether the DAVIS
fa Us in the Missouri, just above the mouth Mr. THOMPSON, of Indiana, rose a
of the Des Moines river, were the falls, mid a mass of empty benches and ad
referred to in tho act ol Congress author- dressed the Chairman but, remarking
izing the Territory of Missouri to form that he disliked to Say an thing on this
a State Gaovemmenu and with these re-1 matter now, as t:iere were not more than
marks he would submit the subject to the thirtyfive gentlemen within the bar he
consideration of the committee. yielded the floor, deferring his runuuks
Mr. EDWARDS, of Missouri, took the until the bill should gel into the House,
floor and spoke at length in opposition trt Mr DODGE,of Iowa, briefly replied to
the report ol the committee. It. was im a portion of the remarks of Mr I' DWAHDS,
possible lor the Reporter to hear even so and expressed the earnest hope that the
innch as the general current ot tho re- House would come to a vote ou the bill,
marks ol Mr. !.v, which, however, were
understood to be addressed to a succinct it would become a law, saying that how
historical and geographical view ol the ever much politicians might contest this
point in eontroverpy, and in decided oppo- matter, the people of Missouri would ac
sitioo to the line ol the boundary as pre- quiesce in the settlement of this line, and
That the parrallel of latitude which the operation of this bitl should be made
passes through the rapids of the River to depend on th« assent of the State of
Des Moines, at the great beud in said riv
er, slial' be the northern boundary of the
State of Missouri, from the point where
it inteisects the middle of the main chan
nel of tho Missouri riverj to the point
whero it intersects the middle of the
main channel of the Des Moines river
and tho said northern boundary line shall
run from thence, with the main channel
of the said River Des Moiues, to the
Mississippi river, as provided iu the con
stitution of Missouri"
would submit to the bill,
acootrorersy between Missou
ri and Iowa. So far as .the rights of lo*
wa were concerned there was no doubt
but it was perfectly competent for Con
gress to fix the boundary but so far as
Missouri was a party to this controversy
there could be no doubt but it was whol
ly incompetent for Congress by any act
to deprive her of h"r territorial rights.
The boundaries of Missouri were fixed
by law when she was admitted into the
Union, and i' was not now for Congress to
fix her boundaries, but it was clearly a
judicial question. He would move a pro
viso at the proper time that the bounda
ry fixed by this act should not be con»id
ered the boundary of Missouri and Iowa
until the consent of the Legislature of
Missouri thereto is given.
Mr. EDWARDS, of Missouri, (Mr.
McK, yielding the floor,) made an expla
nation, understood to be that the Legisla
ture of Missouri couid not consent to the
boundary as proposed by tho bill unless
the Constitution of that State was amend
Mr. McKAY said that he could not vote
for the bill unless the Representatives of
Missouri were perfectly willing that it
should pass, as it would be of 110 force
unless the State of Missouri would assent
to it. It was clearly a judicial question
and he was glad that the gentleman from
Kentucky (Mr. POPE) in his report had
considered it so. From this portion of
the report Mr. K. read certain extracts.
Mr. \VIS, of Kentucky, was in favor
of the amendment proposed to be offered
by Mr. MCKAY. I the boundary were fixed
otherwise, this question might be brought
by Missouri to the Supreme Court, and
if decided against her, she then might
have the option of throwing herself back
to the line established by the court, it
was theiefore proper that if she did no1,
accept of the lino established by the act
she should not be at liberty after contest
ing the point in the in the Supreme Court,
to turn round and accept of it if she pleas
Mr. D. referred to the former legisla
tion on this subject to the act of Con
gress for the admission of Missouri into
the Union, dee. to the legislation of Mis
souri, alleging that it had never bt-en
raised even by Missouri herself until
within a few years, and advocating the
bill as reported by the Committee on the
Territories, and now under consideration.
Mr. EDWARDS, of Missouri, again ad
dressed the committee at some length,
and proceded, in continuation of his for
mer remarks, and in re ly to Mr. DAVIS,
and that, as reported by the committee,
it would carry a moral force with it
winch would forever hush this disputed
The question was then taken on the
amendment of Mr. EDWARDS proposing a
substitute for the bill and it was decided
iu the negative.
So the amendment was rejected
Mr. McKAY otlered the amend of which
he had given notice, to add a proviso that
Which amendment was rejected.
The bill was then laid aside to be re
ported to tho House.
MURDER WILL OUT—HORRIBLE
DEATH, AND DYING CONFESSION.
In these days of frequent and almost
daily murders, we think it advisable to
calT the attention of passionate persons to
the following death-bed sceue given in the
Concord N. H. Statesman, it is given
in the shape of a deposition taken before
I S E A A I N ."'-Bryant:
a justice of the peace at Grafton iu that the owner's pockets, in tho shape of sub
-r i "azetl VV hitcher and David M. stantial monev." We like that little
amendmen which, he submitted, was an i Norr.s depose that on the night of June paragraph very well, notwithstanding it
entirely different proposition from that 19, they were watching at the death bed evinces something like distress among
containe in e i then- neighbor, Samuel Mann, of North those hitherto exempt from its visitations,
1 he CHAIRMAN decided that as there Benton, in a smalt ••oo.n the situation of many of whom are doubtless the inno
identity between tho which is thus described:— cent" victims of a system controlled by
1 he bed was on the north side, the fire heartless speculation. Bui we like the
uhu/.onc iii- i P'ace on the south side, the door way to paragraph for that ndmits what has often
Mr. LDW ARDS appealed lrotn the the kitchen on the east, aud a door lead- been substantially denied—if not, indeed.
Uecisioaol the Chair. mg mto a bed-room on tho west end of the denied in terms—that silver coin in "sub
And the question 'Shall the decision ol room, and a set ol drawers on the enst
the Chair stand as the judgment of the side of the room near the foot of the bed, country that has not heard the
committee?'was taken, and decided and a window by the foo on the north paper-money said and sang thousands of
affirmative without a division. 'side.. 1 he window was raised from fours times* Who has not heard specie de
So the decision ot the Chair was af-
firmed by the small family party at this
time present in committee.
Mr. DODGE, of Iowa, obtained the
floor, and addressed the committee at
great length, mainly in reply to the argu
ments of Mr. EDWARDS, in support of the
report of the committee and the bounda days, but appeared to have perfect poss- afraid to be" seen usTiwi?in'their business
ry line recommended by them, and in ession ol his senses. After the house was transactions? In truth, there was a time
urgent protest against the unjust and un- still on Sun lay night, the deposition goes when a man was in danger of losing his
holy claim of the State ot Missouri. nn «. i
Mr. Norris was sitting south of the bed
some four or five paces from tho head, on
the west side of the room. The candle
was standing ou ihe mantle, over the fire
place, when we both distinctly heard a
groan. We are both positive it could not
come from the sick man, nor the bed
whereon he was, nor from another room,
ft was a deep, lengthened groan, and star
tled us both
AT* Whitche stepped to the fire place
td net flie light, to get what the noise
came frao| fp what caused it. As he
took the light and turned round toward
the bed, we both saw the room, lighted up
all at once «vith an unearthly criinsom
colored light. It .ilmost extinguished the
light of the candie, so that its light was
very feeble, apparently almost out—and
immediately we both saw a strange-look
ing man standing between us and the bed,
looking apparently at Mr. Mann—his
dress we cannot describe, his whole face
we did not see. His clothes were dark,
but we cannot give the fashion or make,
nor say whether he had on boois or shoes,
or hat, or net.
We were both transfixed—both stood
there side by side, as Norris had risen up,
Whitcher still holding the candle in his
hand and no fire in the fire-place, at least
none that gave any light, and as the
strange man stood before us, and his face
toward Mr Mann. Mr. Mann appeared
mucn excited and agitated he rolled on
the bed, and thnw his arms about, and
opened his eyes wide open, and appeared
frightened to gaze upon the apparition,
then he tried to cover up his head.
The sick man, it is atated. then declared
that he had forty years previously assist
ed his employer iu murdering a man and
making away with the body. He mcA
tioned the name of Edwards, but in wh it
connexion the deponents cannot say.
The affidavit then goes on:—
He called no other name and we may
be mistaken in this name, but think we
are not. He then sunk down, after turn
ing over once or twice, and throwing his
arms about groaned and died. We know
we were frightened, and could not speak,
or did not, nor did the stranger, and as
soon as Mr. Mann had finished confessing,
and was dying away, he (the stranger)
was gone. IIow he got in or out, we
know not one door was open, but we did
not see him come in or go out, nor can we
believe that he did.
The editor of the Statesman, inconnec
tion with the affidavit, tells the following
About forty or forty-five years since
(we tell the story as told to us by individ
uals in the vicinity) a man by the name
of Hoilgdon was working in LaudntF, N.
H., as a joiner. The lust season he was
there he finis bed off a house for Jona
than Noyes, nnd made his home with Mr.
Noyes during the time. He lent Noves
some two or three hundred dol.ars in
money, so that when the house was finish
ed, Noyes was indebted to him about
four hundred dollars, for labor and nio
ney. When Noyes's house was complet
ed, he went to work upon u house for Mr.
John Cross, in tho vicinity, his clothes
aud part of his tools still remaining at
He left Cross's house one evening to
go up to Mr. Noyes's—and was never
seen after that time. Some little excite
ment existed there (as the old people say)
at that time, respecting his mysterious
disappearance, but as he was a stranger,
iu a measure, it was said he had abscond
ed, aud Noyes soon after pretended to
have received a letter from somewhere
in New York requesting him,(Noyes) to
sell his. (Hodgdon's) tools and other
things, and send the money on to him,
which he accordingly did, but whether
the proceeds of the sale went to New
York, or any where, it is not known.
Tho excitement, however, soon died away,
and nothing more was said or thought
about |it, until the death-bed confession
which we publish brought the hidden
mystery to light.
Noyes died a few days since, and on
his death bed, intimated that he had some
thing to disclose before he could die in
peace, but Mann went there a day or two
before 1 is death, ancl spent a whole day
with him. and after that nc-lhing was said
about divulging any thing, an I he ex
pi red apparently in the greatest mental
agony and 'under horiible remorse of
conscience, frequently exclaiming O Cod!
forgive me that one sin. The Edwards
to whom it is supposed, he, (Mann) refer
red, and who, many now suppose, was
accessary to the murder, is now living,and
has been partially deranged at times ev
er since, as well as Maui).
Coining the Plate.—We see it stated on
pretty good newspaper authority, that in
Philadelphia "it is nothing rare to see
gold and silver goblets, and sun
dry other silver plate taken from
('he sideboard to the mint and Ihenee to
six inches. Hie door into the kitchen nounced as a "humbug?" U it not with-
was open, and Mr. George W Mann slept in the memory even of the schoolboys of
there in the south east coiner of it—The the country, that the idea of specie being
door into the bed-room was shut, aud Mrs. "a better currency" than paper was so
.'«u ^rs" Mami
lhe man with whom they were watch-! vering efforts made to bring it into con
tng had been in u dying state for several tempt, that many among the timid were
of the bed, close to the open window, and his preference for specie over paper,
Who is there in the
there. ridiculed, and such strenuous aud perse-
position in certain walks of socieiy, by of curiosiiy and astonishment, she rose
standing by the foot nTaking any practical demonstrations of! to her feet and exclaimed "A preacherP*
To prefer silver was a very considerable was ever asackly in these parts afore, as
sin but to be found in possession of gold I've seen—but may be you'da like tQiAke
coin, was to ba convicted of political, if! a dram, stranger?"
not of social felony.—Bait. Sun. "No, madam, i never drink.*'
"JJever drink! well raJy,n
Vt^»1TS firtEENK UALLUX
nbin the tree of Love i«M4ts| first,
Ere ynt Its Isarss are grata
kre yet, by shower and aunbetas nurst,
Its infant life has been
'The wild bee's slightest touch might wring,
The buds from off the tree.
At the gentle dip of the swallow's wing
Breaks the bubbles on the sea.
But when its open leaves have found
A home, in the free air.
Pluck them and there remains n woundl
That ever rankles ther^
The Lilight of hope and happiness
Is felt when fond ones part.
And the bitter tear that follows, is
The lite Mood of the heart.
Wh*n the flauie of lore is kindled first,
'Tis thaSre-dy's light at evcu
'Ti* dim as the wandering stars that burst,
In the blue of the summer heaven.
A breath can bid it burn no more
Or if at times its beams,
Come on the memory, they pass o'er
Like shadows in our dreams.
But when the flame has biased into
A being and a power,
And sniiled iu scorn upon the dew
That fell iu its first warm hour,
'Tis the flame that curls around the martyr'*
\V hoie Ut!t is to destroy
'Tis the lamp ou the alurs of the dead,
Whose light is not of joy!
Then crush, even in their hour of birth,
The infant buds of Love,
Acd tread his growing fire to eart&
Ere'tii dark in clouds above
Cherub no more u cypress tree
To shade thy future y*earj,
Nor nurse a heart flame that may 6e
Quenched only with ihy tears.
TALKING OF WOMEN AXD DANCING "1
believe a women would do a great deal
for a dance," said Dr. Growling, "they
are immensely fond of salutarj motion.
I remember once iu my life I used to flirt
with one who was a great favorite in a
provincial town where 1 lived, and she
was invited to a ball there, and coufided
to me she had no silk stockings to appear
in, and without them her presence at the
ball was out of the question."
"That was a hint to you to buy the
stockings," said Dick.
••No—you're out," said Growling. She
knew 1 was as poor a.-* herself but though
she could not rely on my purse, she had
every confidence in my taste and judg
ment, and consulted me on a plan she
formed for going to the ball iu proper trig.
Now what do you th nk it was?"
"To go in cotton, 1 suppose," returned
"Oat again, sir—you'd never guess it
and only a woman could have hit upon
the expedient. It was the lashioti iu those
days tor ladies in full dress to wear pink
stockings, aud she proposed painting her
"Painting her legal" they all exclaimed.
"Fact, sir," said the doctor,
relied ou me for telling her if the cheat
"And was if?" asked Durfy.
"Dont be iti a hurry, Tom. I complied
on one conditiou—namely—that I should
be the painter."
"Oh, you old rascal!" cried Dick.
"A capita! bargain," said Tom Durfy.
"Dont interrupt me, gentlemen,"' said
the doctor, "I got some ruse pink accord
ingly, and 1 defy all the hosiers in Not
tingham to make a tighter fit than 1 did
ou little Jinny :and a prettier pt'.ir of stock
ings I never saw."
'•And she went lo the ball?" said Dick.
"And the trick succeeded?" added Dur
"So completely," said the doctor, "that
several ladies asked her to recommend
her dyer to them—so you see what, a wo
man will do to go to a dance. Poor little
Jinny!—she was a merry minx—by the
bye, she boxed my ears that uigi.t for a
jo'ke I made al^ut the stockings.
GOOD, VERY GOOD—When Marshall The men, during this dialogue, con-
Soult heard of tho recent death of Clau- tmued theircards but, as ifsuddenly strck
said 1, 'for fear your stockings should fall
down when you're dauc-iug, hadn't you
belter let me paint a pair ot garters on
UP ON SANDY.
A good anecdote was told by a Metho
dist circuit rider, who not long siuce call
ed at tho House of a Mr. Jiving
somewhere near the head waters ol San
dy river, in Virginia to stay all night.
Every body knows the character of the
citizens of this region of county
that it has been, and for a number of ye*a|
to come will continue to be, ou accou
its mountain fastnesses, the homo o
most ignorant and debased population.
Our parson, a man of groat simplicity of
character, on entering, found lour men
seated on the floor playing cards. These,
who seemed scarcely to note liis arrival,
he passed by to whero the wifu of the
proprietor of the mansion was sitting,
who very soon engaged him in conversa
tion. Among other questions usually
propounded, she asked, V
••What iiiout. your business in these
parts bo, stranger?" V i
"I am. hunting the last sheep of the
house of Israel," replied the Parson.
"Old man! old!" cried the woman to
her husband,"old man, i say, Pie lay any
thing that that eld ram that was here t'other
day belongs to this man"
The Minister was forced to explain,
where upon, gaziug at him with an air
Well, you're the fust critur of that sort us
sel and other old geuerals of Napoloon, with the impropriety of such conduct be- A trial for taatiag tfee 6o«atttuti*lity4$
be exclaimed, "why, ihcy must be beat-, ip/^.uiuuster ?i"„t)»e. gospel, (a speqius of. the law taxing
ing the roll-call in heaven. animal of which she b«d heardr' io Baltimore to-oionroi
v*. 2, •"•JpJ'^fr*':
•i.' 't# *^t
but navar bafort
dressed the Icard plijma
of ona accustomed TT 'ITW
here, men, ain't you a olorfaa^ I*
let a preacher come hera and Cat6b you
a pla'in cards? Move it, ev'ry orih tf
you, or Tie break this pine knot over
your cussed pates." It is hardly necaa*
sary to add that the room wa9 speedily
The anecdote above rotated is literally
true, and affords but a fair sample of tha
character of the "settlers on Sandy,*1
THE WILD HORSE, OR MI STAG or MEX
ICO.—The following extract from the
Journal of tho Santa Fe Expedition, by
Mr. KENDAU. of the New Orleans Pica
yune, gives a fine description of tha
Wild Horses of the Prairies of Mexico^
winch cannot fail to interest our readers':
On stopping to "noon*' upon tho mar
gin of a small creek, a beautiful stream
overhung with grape vines and whick
wound its way beneath a deep and rooK
ing shade to the river, wu were visited
by three or four wild horses or mustangs.
As they approached in the distance, evet*
and ancn stopping and throwing up their
heads to scan us closely, we mistook
them for Indians. Oar horses were turn
ed loose aud grazing upon the short and
curly muaqueel grasj, while we were
lounging about under the shade of the
trees that bordered the stream.
It may be that they mistook our "crit*
ters" for some of their companions. At
all events they approached within a few
hundred yards, wheeling and dashing
about with all the joyousness of unre
strained freedom, and occasionally stop*
ping to examine oUr premises more
closely. The leader was a bright bay
with long glossy black tail and mane.
With the most dashing and buoyant ac
tion he would trot around our camp
then he would throw aloft his beautifully
formed head, half in sport aud half timid*
ity, lash his silken tuii and shake his flow
ing mane in pride, and eye us with looks
that spoke plainly of his confidence in
his powers of flight should dan^|kr
treachery be lurking about. I ni^a
large and powerful Leviathan horsr,
gentle as a dog aud one that would^
all day, but I would have ':siotipped\
if iu a minute for this wild horse
prairies without knowing any thW
his qualities, uud given a hundsome^
booi''' at thut.
After gambolling about us for some
little time his bright eye apparently gleam
ing Jwith satisfaction while showing off
'his points," hejsuddenly wheeled offand hi
a canter placed himself at a more prudent
distance. Then he turned again to
take another took, curved his glossy
and beautiful neck, pawed the ground
playfully, and again dvshed off. Sever
al times ho turned to take still another
look at our encampment, and eveu in tha
lbr-off distance we could distinguish his
proud and expanded nostrils, his bright,
flashing eyes, and the elastic movements
of his firm and symmetrical limbs as ha
playfully pranced aud curvetted about.
I watched them ull until they were merv
specks upon tho prairie, but in my ad
mit ation I took but little notico of any
save the proud bay I have mere particu
The Indians r.nd Mexicans have a wav
of catching mustangs by* running up ot»
their fleetest and most untiring horses
and noosing them with the lariat or hair
ropa Tho white hunters have also a
system, which is often successful, of ta
king the wild horse. They call it area*
sing or shooting them wtih a rifle ball up
on a particular cord or tendon in tha
neck, some two or three iuehq3 from tho
top. if the ball takes effect precisely in
the right place the animal falls benumb
ed and without the power to move for
several minuies, when he is easily sa*
cured. Should it strike too low the
horse is still able to run off but eveutuvl*
ly dies. An auemp* was made to crease
the magnificeut steed 1 hav* mentioned
above but it was impossible to approach
mur enough to shout with accuracy, ant)
ti h:ive endangered his life would have
been a crime of an enormity almost a*
qual to murder in the first degree. When
our provisions became scarce several of
these animals were shot for their flesh.
It don't seem hardly right to eat horse
flesh: but their meet is tender and finely
flavored, and a three year old mustang
isfreally bo:ter eating than either buffalo
or beef cattlc.
Theory of Marriage.—There was* a:
merry fellow who suppcu at Pluto's thretj
thousands years ago, and the conversation
turning upon love aud the.choice of wives»
he said, "h3 had learut from a very an
cient tradition, that mep had been origin'
ally created male anjy female, each indi
vidual being supplied^with a duplicate*set
of limbs, and perforjning his locgfrnutiv&
functions with a lund of rotary move
ment, as a wheel tKit he beeMie-rii con
sequence so exccssij^ly insolent that Ju
piter, indignant, iplit him in two and
since that time eaafo half runs about tha
world in quest of..Rie other half, If two
congenial hal^s tnect, they are a very
loving couple otherwise they are subject
to a inferable, scolding, peevish, and un*
congenial matrimony. The search w&£
rendered difficult, for the reason that
mm alighted upon a half that did
long to him, another did necassarily
same, til! the whole affair waa thrown in
to irretrievable confusion,"
FROM THE MOUNTAINS.-—Yesterday
morning five coats belohgiug Jo P. Cha
teau jr. & Co., arrived at thia port, bring
ing 200 bales Buffalo Robes, and TO pack*
Beaver, besidtt*other furs. They hav*
been forty-five days desceAdmg from*
Fort Pierr^the Sioux Decot.^rST
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