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THE OTTAWA FREE TRADER.
U EffltmTIC CANDIDATE for 1S41. FOR PRESIDENT t KiRTlN VIS BL'REN, of Star York, ion vice president: RlCniRD M. JaaXSOS, of Krntnrky. t j i.. nfa Kdiuiiul Conn nit"" i ' ' ; si; - v o imam warn-. "justice a:jo EQUALITY.' THE FREE T11UKK. Olluvru, III., Frl.liiv, SJerrmbrr 15. IS H. (Jj-Mr. ilt as urr.vod in thia place jester Jay afternoon from Lockport, nnJ report quite favor ably at to tlio cxaiiiinutiona being made by the ogcut of the bondholder. Gov iHvis i at Luck jiort. Cov. I'oun is expected to bo at Peru ibis evening, at which place lie will bo met by Mr. ltis. We hone to ice a proper inanifcstatiuii 1 ' ' " . . I made ty our cituena oil tins mo nr.i vmiioi wuv, Ford to the Jiurth since his elevation lo jjubcri.a- toiial chair. tVisrouslrt Insurance Coiupnuf. Al length thu call we made two weeks ugo on ! the ''hicago pnpen to apeak out upon the aubjecl I of tho Wisconsin Marine and Tiro lusutance Coin-; i..... i i.i .... i ,,....( ii,. ,,. it,., i'.,,r..-! u, , ... i . t ' 1 1 .- I r ll..rt T .....I,... ,. nr. 1hvrF 'Sr.. T- . MP I IIILO, UIOII t4ww. .,..'... ... ... j-....t.w.-j'.. .." ... tide in Mr. llracki'll'a very peculiar 'yle. The f.,r home means of a Ivam ing their own interests, ftum and iubaUuee of tins reply in us follow: anked Cjpt. Illliut, t'10 Uritish cfturgi: d'uffairri, Tho Express charge us with uhuu tuwaid all j what aid could bo obtained fiom thu Jintidi go coiiccrni d in the iiutitulioii ; ay in our call up-; vernment in abolishing,' jitrrtae, uluvery in on the Chicago papers to speak out we h ave them in ll'. ) dark a Id what they shall say ; al'irnis ill il there is no Wiscoiiai.i Maiiue and 1'iro lusinanie Company located in Chicagu and that il ha. Iiover luaid of such an institution; and, finally, says the whole inuller was tunic time miicu taken in hand by tho business men of Chicago, with whom he is willing to let it remain. Now, with regard to the charge of abuse pie fcried against us, we have but few words lo say. Wo said nothing i.i relation to Uvu. Smith ami Jauiu Christie but what wc Lad from i;uud au thority and believe to bo true, und wc huve yet to learn that truth spoken of men occupying thu pu ailiou they du, i abuse. 11 ill if what we said ol those men i not true, w hy doe tho Uxpiess not ay so 1 It was with the sole vicwuf eliciting the truth that we iniide the call npuu the Chicago I'sprm. liut, suy tho Kxprcs.", in our cull upon the Chi cago paper wc left them in iho dark as to what they shall suy. I thi true 1 We called upon them tny whether thu statements in our article wero true or not ; and we usked (hem to ihfeud or condemn the institution. Was ihcrejiere no thing to sny ! The Express, however, shall nut luck fur nutter to talk alemt. Wo are told by the Express that there is no Wisconftiu Maiino and Fire Insurance Compii 'n y located in Cliicug'o, and we are also told upon good authority thai there is no such institution located in Milwaukee, whence it paper purports 'to he issued, ll appear there is an oll'u o there, villi a shinglu over Ihe door bearing the name of 'the institution, und a clerk i occasionally seen til alleiidaiir, but theiu is no business dune, no insuring, no depositing, there are no funds there nothing to show that there i iho location of the institution. The ofirer do not reside there and they transact no business there. Put the presi dent of llio institution (wo believe thu only mil officer it has) resides in Chicago, and there all its business is done. It paper i issued there, its discounting and dealing in cie'iutign lire done there, and ull it property, if it lias any, i there. i-'o we are informed. If our information is crro licouf, will tho Ejpusfi correct i:s t Smith, the president of the institution, keep a brukcr's shop in Chicago, It goes, wo believe in the inline of (Ico. .Vniilh & Co. Il is here thu is aucs of the institution are redeemed, hero is trans acted all its business, and here must hu ull its us. acts, if it hu any, Now, ull thu business done ut this broker shop i done in tho nait.o uf (!uo. , Plinth & Co. All the loaning is done in the Hume of this firm, all securities for lean are tak en hi their name, and all dcpoitc, if any aiu ever tnalr, ais mude with ihcni. In all transac tions where there l no lluhiUg incur rd, ( leu. Smith A. Co. only are .concerned. Thus wc see in llie Chicago Democrat an immense amount or rcu citato oflVteJ for sale, all of which wa taken in security f ir loan, but in llio name of (ico. Smith tV. Co. No mention in any of these transaction ii mado of the Wii onsiii Marino and l'ire lusii. rsnco Company, l)ut u htrtitr there i$ the Aim tluhihty incurred, there all is Wisconsin Marine and Fire Insurance Company, Its certificates ul drpnsiu are issurd ill it luine and are made re. tlecrnahte by it alone, and all insuiing is done in It name. If ere nothing is said of (ieo. Smith V Co. Now, if these statement uiu correct (and if lliey are not, we want lh Express to correct us.) we ak where, in the name of Jionesly, have the holders of the psper of this institution a single groat' security for tho rideinplijii of it paper! All the projierty in thi Irokrr shop at Chicago is of course owned by (Ieo, Wmiih A Co., slid where it there any ulhrr properly t Wa there rver mart consummate impudence than to ask the public to confide in sueli a concern ! Uut if there i anywhere any security (unknown 1 1 us) for the redemption of thi psper, will the E press Late the joodnets to tell us where it is ! On on point more we want information from the E i presa. Who i Jimn Chrittie t W a the account we gave of him two week ago cuireel 1 Doe not avery body in Chicago believe that In) is not worth fi hundred dollar: that lie lias new deposited, with tho W. M. it V. I. Co. , sin gle aliilliiif and that every one of those certifi cate of dpoiu bear on il far He t . ti the El pre now in the dsik a to what wc sjsant Ui Chicago piper lo sy t . An eicriMge mentions a pump, the water fiom whicb ha the extraordinary faculty of converting a Uftrt ofutUk intv thrc . Trxna Affair. There Las of Lie I con mi immense deal of talk ill the newspaper uhout Texas, and nil aorta of strange Sgurc of war Mid Mnod-shed have been conjured u fur the purpose 'of making the people ji.f the L'niled lutisjliclievo that thia i the all I important topic of the day. It ha been gravely asserted that Ureal llril.un ha matured such dc- no upon the infant republic, a involve, nt mi- ly thu tranquility, but the very rxUtcnco ilnclfuf ' this groat and gluiiou I.'nioii. Lirilish agents, j w have been .old, have positively offered u loan : fr the purpose uf Sibilating ihe slave in the re 'public; wo huve uUo hi cnjjlold that the liriti.di goiernmcnl has claimed as the property uf ciutaiii uf her subjects, twenty or thirty millions of ucics ! uf land in Western Texas, arcoiiij'iiiiiid, in fane 'the claim was nut acknowledged, willi a positive ' threat of coercion ; and, dually, to cap l!ic climax , we are tu!J that our thirgc d" fjfuirts to Teaas, lion. Murphy, has disi uvmd a most treasonable cnircspondeino belween the Urilinli ngclits und the government of Texas, dUcloaicg the abounding fuCt that (Jen. Houston is about to convey the young ii'public people and u!l to llio govern uieiit of (iieat Iiiilain, and as a coiiHideration he ia to havo the appoiiitinent of governor general fur life ! .Niuv all thene atorien, there i every reu . .. ,. f . , oii lu believe, are the mere crcalioiis of a healid imagination. We have now before us the New Orleans 'J'ropic of the 231 u!t., which, in u long arliLle.gives llie oiigiu of these atnricH, mid blnnva them to bi! without the least fuuiiJaliuti in all their essential parltculais. 'J'hc oiigin uf the repnit relative to the cfTcr of a loan by the I5iitih governiuent to liberate the ut..o.,a ;.. 'i'.. , , it,,, j i,u it.,. 'r,,,i.;.- V . ' ' b ' ' , 1 SI.....rt .......,! .1 . ;.. 'I'....- ....... I... ... i. Texas. The reply, id sub.,tiince, wus thai "the Hritiah government would not consent toiutei fere in the ull'air, but that, if it was the dcairc ol the people of Texas to abolish slavery by the means proposed, it wus possible that u loan from Huti h riipilalii-l might bo secured." I'pon the fiml foundation of this uuollia il und informal con versatiini is built I he declaration thut theugeutsol ('rcut Itnt.iin ure endeavoring by direct means to abolish slavery in Texas! The report in relation to tho claim, by tint Uii lish government, in hi half uf certain subjecls, of laud in wcslirn Texas, wilh the thicat accompa nying it, il appear by the Tropic, has an etjuiilly fiuil foundation. The fiction hud its origin in the following simple facts. Certain llriti.li specula lorsl'oi warded lo a ineichanl in (ialvrsluu whose naiuu the Tropic will furnish, if required suuie old Empirsniio claims wiih direclions to iiscer. tain their validity. 'J'iiis agent applied to ('apt. Elliot, who took proper steps lo ascertain from the Texan government whether thu claim would be recognized. Thu reply vu positively in thu ne gative, mid it run hu established that the agent for the Dritish claimants has sirn o given il a hi opi nion, niter considering ull ihe circumstances of the ease, that tho claim were not woith a grout, und so iho matter rests. And tho repott about the treasonable correspon dence said to huve been discovered by lien. Mur phy, nppeurs to he of a piece with the rest. Tbe Tropic speak of it thus: "Discovered by (Jen. Murphy! Tho document which ho bus forwar ded to Washington, und which, it is insinuated, ure to astound half a dozen nations, wero obtain ed by him with tho consent and concurrence of the Texan government ; and is it to ho supposed that papers thus obtained furnish proofs of treason on the part of tho highest functioiiaric of Texas lieully, it ought lo be imagined, once und a while, thut there is some limit to human credulity. We know the nature of thu documents, and nro pre pared to show, even now, that they aro eoinforlv bly harmless, but prefer wuiling until Tyleiism I'aiily 'show it hand.'" A Calhoun paper hu been started ill New Voik cily, entitled "Tho Duily d'lizcUo" T. P. Ki t tell, editor. Mr. K., thu Post ,iy. is ihe uiillmr of ihe able money uilielea in ihe New Yoik Her ruM, which have been much copied by olhrr pa per, ami gave that pupur a .irculalion in quarters where it would not otherwise huvu been received. Ho now wiile mi more for the Herald. Junes 1 1, lliitilivln, where lire ruu .? Hard, in deed, must bo ihe heart of Mr. James II. Duhlwin if he enn resist tho following tender appeal, which we find in thu Independence (Mo.) Expositor: ToJtmt ll. RttUii-ln. Should this meet your eve, yml will know it is from your iliseoiiulate wife, who, together with your own ilenr inliiut child, very much need Iho aid and society of their husband and father. If you (any w heie) j el live mid love, prav write, uddrrascd to Wuriensburg, Mo., and to your iiufortunntu wife, Jixk IUliiwix. The infill! daughter of iho quern of Poilmrul is lo be huili7.rd Donna Maiiu Aiiuii Permindii Leo piddimi Miehiiela K.il'aelu tiubiiellu Cailota Anto nia Julia Victoria Pruxedc fiauaga do Ilraguu J.li llouiboii Suxe Cobnrg (iotlia. Frch. 'Oinpotnpannosne and Micliiliumcklnack !" is iho exclamation uf (he Memphis Ksgle while the Picayune observes, "If ull this don't kill that ba by it must have an awful constitution." Female in Xw Yiri City. Willis, writing to Ihe Nnlioiuil Intelligencer ssys t "The female dynasty i gaining ground. I mentioned in a previous letter that a Ladles' Ointer Shop was opened in New York, and .iiiieV lieiidin" Rmih projeeled. The hitler is since organized and about going into operation, and meantime another masculine privilege ha gone over to the Udlr. A Club Howling Alley ha been estab lished in Uioadway, near Franklin street, uiot luxurious in all ilt apartments carpets, otto mans, dressing-rooms, cVc. The families subscri bing are of thi most fashionable cliiues, and no male Ami i anlfered to cuter thi Kyuecian gym. naiium iho pins being act up by girls and the attendance exclusively feminine. Tha luxuries remaining to our aei up to the present time are fencing and Luting the usurpation uf which are probably under run ddcralion Tho fashion you would suppose woulJ scarcely gain ly nnsrulify. ing, but the ladies aro wearing broadiUh Mi for beginning. There it poliivr irlklt uf male atiira which they Lave long been aaiJ to wear oc casionally, but I am incredulous, Seeing would he believing." American J'ork.'l'Uo London Farmer's Jour Hal says: ' We declare, and stake our reputation on thu averment, fur we apeak, fiom personal ex perience obtained ill almost every state in the Union, that finer meat than the Americun Indian cot ii fed pork cannot bo found." M.re S itm'M Twin Mnntrrs. Two children, the papers say, have been burn in Lexington, Intl., with thu brci.it bone united Iho whole length. Juifgn In Arliumna. The Arkunaa judges ap. :ear, by tin ir own account, to have a hard lime "1 it. The following i from the lute charge of the Hon. John I'u ld, judge of the Hxth judicial il' tfict, to the grai.d jury of llan;p-t ad cour.ly : In aoino r.uu of ArkjuiM it i really danger uua fur a juJgu to protect his atalion from inu!t. or asert ,M authority. If what h doea or nays is out exactly agreeable to llio taste of Home, be is in danger of annihilation. One or two prosecut ing uilorncy in the iiutthern part of the stulo have In en waylaid und murdered fur doing their duty. In another pail the judge was burred out of the euiirl Ii.mim) by the populace, mid his life put in danger merely because hu wi.-bed to hold iiii eoiiil .is the law dir. cted. Another judge wan mar being atl.nked while on bis bench, for exer eiiing Ins autlioiily in keeping silence in ihe I'ourt i i. .,;.. I.,, y,.... I - ,,,.tl,, r m,.1,... Lj ,'iy ,;,, ,,,.,1 rllluil , ,llvt. ltlL. !.,, 11M, diii.k Willi him, anJ this whilst hi couil was in Ii l, We learn from the Juliet Signal of the Ctii, that Mr. I.ymau II aw ley, a highly respecta ble citi.i ii residing 3 or 1 miles north ol' ili.it place, and who was Mibirct to attacks which deprived I him temporarily of tho use of his faculties, went out fiom his father' house recently with a view j to cover Home potatoes in the field, and, it is , thought, with sumo idea of going to Juliet, und has nut since been heard of. As iho night fol lowing thu day he left was excessively cold so cold, indued that no man could endure it without CJiistant exercise it is considered beyond doubt thai he has perished. ',' :r'iirhm. It is ( barged in iwme of the New York papers, and by Mr. Kendall, that much of (,'aplaiii Muriyutt' new work, called "M. Violet," has been stolen from Kendall's Sketches, us pub lished in the New Oilcan Picayune. Mr. K. is about to publish a card upon ihe subject. Clu ltitl 1 tdiilairr. In a petition presented by M.'. Hume, to thu Mrilish parliament, among ma ny other allegations against the established church lli. in is thu following : Thut the petitioner h is good reason to believe that very few of them mukc their own sermoiiH, but but them remit) made of their London agent. That your petitioner could naiuu u lady, a dlmiilcr, who employ ull her lei sute hours in composing sermon for tho clergy, fur which she gains hnlf a guinea each, and gives llio produce to the London Missionary Soiiety." ".1 rolling itune gathers no mms." Tho editor of tho Columbia (Pu.) Spy considers this u very doubtful adage. He suy he ha just seen in an exchange the marriage of Peleg linU llngstoil to Ophelia .lL.v. Fluctuating but ifangernii Vinitern. The Ar knnsu Cu.'.clle, published in llievilluge of Arkan sas, in ihe state of that name, relate tho subjoin ed suuko story. It seem to bear witness to the power uf fascination, or mesmerizing, in snakes, though, in their ruse, as in thut of other prubss sors, it continues to be disputed by some. 'J'hc Arkansas Ciazctte says: A few day since a line large rattlesnake made his appearance in the poultry yard at tho race tr.uk, near this place. Tho turkie and chickens surrounded llio gentleman, who was lyiiie upon a sum) heap, udorued with a rich vurieiy of color. The turkeys were crying quits, the chickens wero mute; but so intent were they that they did not move for tbe pei son who ran to kill lnui, but re mained until bo was shot, wben tho eh inn was biokeu. Two day niter, his m ite wus killed near the sainu place in thu yard. The one measured live feet three inches, ami had fourteen rattles and a button ; thu other hud 11 rattles nnd a button. Churning H itter Every good housew ife knows thut, at times, for sonoi peculiar causes, (most ,;pueially extra sourness or bitterness of the eieatu) much dilliculty i cxpcricuccd in making the crcum into butler. A lady writer in the Indiana Parmer iclVIiiiucikU the following course in such cases : i I wish to inforci my sister butler makers of the in. .in 1 u.ied, wiich so Micrcssl'ully removed tho ilillieully. 1 churned, pcihiips, three hours to no purpose, and then tried to think of something I had read in tint Indi em Farmer, or Homo- other petiiubeal. I could not remember precisely, but I recollected the reason slated was the rteiun being too sour. 1 then thought of soda, (peurlush, I presume, would do us well,) and dissolved n large lea-spoouful in u pint of warm water, and, as 1 poured il in, churning at the same lime, il chang ed in a moment, und gradually formed into a bcuu tll'ul lump of solid sweet butter. The. American liotlinn. I. ate. examinations, it i said, show thut the Missouri river hu worn awuy, irt it mouth, during the lust year, ubout 200 yards of the hank of the Mississippi on the 1 lli. noi side. There ure remaining only about 1000 yard between the shore and thu low lands, ra vines, Ac, connected with l.oug Luke, in this slate. When the liver is high, water now find it way Ironi tho Mississippi into the hike, and, unless something is done to protect tho bank, the American llottotn will bo inundated, and immense injury ihmo both to the citizen of our own stuto and Missouri. Congress should nttem) to this. What Next? The New York Sun any there ia now in the American Museum exhibition room a little machine, worked by a dog, making stocking at the rate of ait dozen per day ! The excellence of the huso made by this murhine, and the economy by which it may he managed, defies all competition. Hitherto the European have hern able to manufacture hosiery far cheaper than we could, but now we ran compete with them successfully. The invention of thi rotary knit ting machine wa perfected last winter by a young man namrJ French, of Caholville, Mass, It is remark ilile contrivance. The New Orleans Picayune tells of a chap who went to bed gentleman, and got up little lute pyf Pave u from such led, toy wc. A Slippery Trick. ll i aaid the receiver of public money &t Mineral 1'oint, Wisconsin, hat become so dtgus!ed wish that democratic coun try, that he ha gone ulT to Caiiuda, or same un known parti, but forgot to leave behind him the government treasure in hia pu.si doii. M.ttnei. The New Orbiins Tropic aaya the motto of every whig sboold be, lieli a) cd, but nut Jismaed;M mid ho1 I. ibiuiore Kepob'icai bearing in miiol the f audsi f l;0. says every democrat' motto s:i u'J t.e, "! 'l.e.ilc.l, but not dcltalcil." A; "mrtinrri. A cieinpo, . v i,u!.: it as a re markable fai l tlril every animal, when ilressed in ' hum. in apparel, resembles ui.i'ikiud very striking j ly in lealures, J'ut a fmek, bunnet, and fpeclu- . s on a pij, ay hr, nnd it looks like an old wo man of lil'ty. A bull dressed in an oven oat would resemble a lawyer. Tie a few ribbolis round a cat, put a fan in its paw, and a boarding school miss is repreMi.'itcd. A cockerel in uniform is a general In the liln. The features of a ligcr cull to mind those of a sailor. A hedgehog looks hke u miser. iJrcss a monkey in a frock coat, cut oil his tail, trim his whiskers, and you have a Broad way dandy. Jackasses resemble a good many people. l.tivtll. The population of ihe city of I.uWill, Mass., is 25,0 0, of whom lo.OOO arc females. Six thousand of the in ure their own mistresses bright c;. i' 1, modest, healthy, und happy looking women gills w ho I ibor diligently and faithfully for their own maintenance, and are aide to earn, one week with another through iho year, fl.73 per wee!:, clear of board ! It is a remarkable fact that among this population of -J.il 0 nuuls, ten thousand id tlicii nro females who require no help, no guard ianship, no looking nftci! They ute people of character anil good habits, who earn their own li ving, ore uble lo lay up, one year with another, from fifty lo seventy-five dollars each, upon an average; some doing a great deal mure than that. So s ivs liiu'luT Jonathan. A late nuiu'.mr of the Shawni'i'town (Jazette, in the course of ;in artirle on tho subject of the late canal loan savs, that an article in ihe State Urgibtcr of November the 'i, nppeaml lo hint at a called session. Wc have seen tho same charge in the (Jharlesiown Courier, a whig; paper. The article alluded lo was not designed for any kucIi purpose. We dimply stated that legislative adieu would be necessary as we understood it, in order to carry out tho ncgociation uf the commissioners, (Messrs.- Oakley and Hyan.) but we did not mean ihnXimmfJiate legislation would be necessary. At its regular session, the legislature will lake tip and determine what is proper to be done on the subject. Stutc IiesrLiter. Tl'isconsin Murine anil Fire Insur ance Co.- We havo heard a pood deal of remark about the number of bills of this institution which are in circulation in this vicinity. They may bo safe, but more probably they arc not. Wc would warn the farmers against the whole shinplaster tribe. There is no lack of specie, ami why should our farmers incur any nsk by receiving rags of any sort, and worst of all, the rags of an institution liko that of the Wisconsin Tire and Mar ino Insurance Company? Springfield J lines. Wisconsin Marine and Fire Insurance Company. The Ottawa Free Trader is out against the issues of this denomina tion, and lo our view he makes out a pret ty clear case, that the time for a 'wild cat crash is near at hand. The 'Trader' oc cupits over a column in giving the reasons for tliu opinion which lie advances, and tuey are siicu as can ic.ivc nut nine or no doubt lli.U the day is not distant when holders of Wisconsin Marine and Fire In stirance (Joinpany shinplasters will find that there are no 'visible means' to re deem lliem. Wo presume this 'word to ihe wise' will be sufi'tciem. I'coria I'nss. The Kev. Sidney Smith, of London, author of tho petition to Congress, praying that Pennsylvania might be made to toe the mark in tho paying line, has appeared again in print, in consequence of the strictures of the American press on his petition. Wc quote the follow ing : "Among ihe discussions lo which the moral inthrici.ies of this insolvent people have given birth, they have arrogated lo themselves tho right of sitiing in judge ment upon the property of their creditors of deciding who among them is rich, and who j'oor and who are proper sub jects of compassionate payment ; but in iho name of Mercury, the great god of thieves, did any ever hear of debtors al leging tho wealth of the louder as a reas on fur eluding the payment of the loan ? Is the stock exchange a place for the table of the moneylenders? oris il n school of moralists, who may amerce the rich, exalt the poor, and correct the ine qualities of fortune t Is Iiiddle an instru ment in the hands of Providence to exalt the humble, ami send iho rich empty away! Does American Providence work with such instruments as Uiddle. The following speaks for itself, : "I never tnel a Peuinsylvanian it a London dinner without a disposition to seize and divide Kim to uilow his beaver to one sufferer am) his coal to another to appropriate his pocket handkerchief lo the orphan, anil comfort tho widow with his - silver watch, firoadway rings, and llio London Guide which he always carries in his pockets. How such a man ran set himself down nt an English table without feeling that !it owes two or three pounds to every man iu the company, I am al a loss to conceive ; ho has no more right to eat with hottest men that a leper lias to eat with clean men. If he has a particle of honor In bis composition, he shoul shut himself tip, and say, 'I cannot mingle with you 1 belong to a degraded people 1 must hide myself I am a plunderer front Pennsylvania'." Atrain the Hev. gentleman snys : "The warlike pow er of every country ileprni.s upon llieir 1 iirce per Ceuls. If (,'a-ser were to reappear on earth, Wet lenhall's I.ist would be more important' than his ('oinmentai ii s : liothschild would open and shut the Temple of Jan us ; Thomas 15 tring, or Hues, would command tile Icnlh Legion, and the sol diers would march to battle with loud cries of .Scrip and Omnium Reduced, Consuls and Cirsar ' Now, the Ameri cans have tut themselves ofi" from all re sources of credit. Having been as dis honest as they can be, they are prevented from being as foolish as they wish lobe. In the whole habitable globe they cannot borrow a guinea, and they cannot draw the sword, because they have not money to buy it. Fraud. The IJhawiieelowii (Illinois) Republican of llio '23th till., says : We were in ihe bank last week when a clerk from tho house of Anson, broker in St. Louis, presented 32,000 of the Shaw nee to,vn bank paper for the dividend and cer tificate. The teller of the bank discov ered that a number of the bills were torn and mutilated, the ends of mime cut oil', Iho tops and vignette of others, and cen tres and signatures of others. These pie ces were carefully preserved and plaster together wilh gum-arabic, and rubbed over wilh .S7. Louis 'street mud, to give them an antique appearance. Thus out of every eighty of the ten and twenty dollar bills an additional Iwcntv was I'ained The cashier detecting the fraud, very promptly refused to receive them. We mention these facts to put tho pub lic on their guard, as on a former occasion this same clerk (Wood waul,) from the same house palmed oil on the Hank, as an experiment, some threo or four hundred dollars of these mutilated bills, which were politely presented to him on the last viit spoken of, when ho was constrained to take them back. We fchrewdly suspect these bills were mutilated at that shaving shop. We hope the citizens of Ft. Louis will look well lo the gentleman until they explain fully. Lock to your Small Xoles. Ycsler lay, Mr. Presbury, of the Exchange Of fice, Main street, showed us a very in genious manner of cheating the unwary and unsuspecting. It consists in culling off the ends of the one dollar Indiana notes, and pasting on the one end of a two dollar note, thus converting the one into a two. The deception is easily detected on examination, but in the hurry of business, any person might overlook it; as an evi dence of this fact, Mr. P., himself, took one without discovering the deception. We learn fiom Mr. P. that a largo num ber of these altered notes ate presented at their counter every dav. It would be well for every one to be, on his guard. Mo Jlrpublican. .71 Important Discovert. A means of instantly stopping a horse when lie runs away has been discovered in France. It is simple. A sudden transition from light to total darkness, is the principle. It is contrived by means of a spring conuectci with the reins, to cover ihe horses eyes. This was done in an instant when the an imals were at tho top of their spued, the result was their iiirtantaneons Mop page, for the light being suddenly cxclti ded, horses no more rush forward, says the discoverer, without seeing their way, than would a man alllictcd with blindness. Robbers found in the Woods. Some persons who were on a gunning expedi tion, near Trenton, New Jersey, l iuly, discoveicd a largo pile of brush am leaves, which prompted liietn to make further investigation, when they found it to be a quantity of store goods, consisting of cloths, cVc., nicely packed away, but considerably injured by tho late rains. Al night, tho robbers came out of their hid ing place, kindled a liio near the pile of goods, and commenced prepatiug an evening meal, when they were arrested by a party of constables secreted near. They wero tho villains who broke open the store of Messrs. Parsons &j Harpers, in Morrisville, Pa., n few weeks since. ". Mo. lirpublican. Lare Wolf fcc. An unusually large wolf was killed recently on the farm of Mr. Ilewcs, in Will county on the Wa bash road, about thirty miles from this city. He had dastroved no less than len sheep belonging to Mr. Ilewes, when poison Was spread over the carcass of one, lie devoured il, was tracked the next morning to a marsh, and found in it dead. Ho proved to be a gray wolf. Chicago Express. A Temperance Bank Hill. A corres pondent of a Boston paper says 'A short liiuo stneo t received a livo dollar bill on the Falmouth Hank, having tho following indorsement on the back of it : : April4ih, '43. . Cursed in thi world and that lo come, I he who passe me for rum.' The bill was issued twenty-ihrco yean ago, and has doubtless filled many a throat with the 'critter.' Perhaps my own has been filled by it ; but it will be to no more... I passed the said note in payment for my winter's stock of wood. Carious Ncriuau. An English paper contains tho follow ing curious discourse, said to have been lately delivered by a Methodist preacher ut Oxford : "I am not one of your fashionable, fine spoken, mealymouthed preachers, I tell you the plain truth. What are your pastimes ? Cards and dice, fiddling and dancing, guzzling and guttling! Canyon be saved by dife ? No '. Will the four knaves give you a passport to heaven 1 No ! Can you fiddlo yourselves into a good berth among the sheep ? No ! You will dance yourselves to damnation among the goals ! You may guzzle wino here, but you'll want a drop of water lo cool your tongue hereafter ! Will the proph ets say 'Coma here, gamester, and teach us the long odds ! 'Tis odds if they do ! Will the martyrs rant and swear, and shullle and cut with yon ? No! the martyrs are no shutllcrs. You will be cut in a way you little expect. Lucifer will come with his reapers and his sickles and forks, and you will bo cut down and bound, and pitched, and carted, and hous ed in hell! I will not oil my lips wilh lies to please you ! 1 tell you the plain truth. Amnion and Mammon and Mol och are making licthoron hoi (or vou '. at Profane wretches ! I have heard you wrangle and brawl, and tell one another before me, 'I'll see you d d first!' Hut, I tell yau, lite day will come, when you will pray to IJcelzebub lo escape hia clutches. And what will be his answer! I'll sec you d J first'." Mule IS.tuli of Hliintn. Tho Lawrenccburg (Ia.) Deacon cau tions the public in regard lo this bank. The editor, Col. Dunn, says '-il is on the eve of a general burst up" that it is "unsound, rotten and corrupt ay, even to the core ;" and he tells his readers that he speaks form his own personal knowl edge of his condition. The Cincinnati Enquirer of a Ute date republishes the remarks of ihe Beacon and thinks they should attract the attention of the public. We are, of course, unable to sav whether the opinions of those papers nro well grounded, but we do know that the con stitutional coin is "the bes tctirrency in the world." I'coria Press. CtiUiuiriiial. Ciucioo, Dec, 1 1. Our market to-day presents an uuusuul tleureo ofuclivily. W heat bus hud an upward tendency since our last. It brings tu-daf from CI to 1)3 cents. There arc many buyer in market, though there aro but few thut olfer tho latter price. Tho ijuautity of Turk that hu urrived iu'thi citv du ring tho week past has been immense. I'rom $1,50 to f 3,00 is paid. The latter price i freely given fur prime, and we huve known a trifle more. in some cases, to be puid for nn extra bit. Other articles we quite us follows : Flour, f 3 SO; beef, 1,00 to fOio; corn, 371 ' 40 cents; oaU,2G; flax seed, 87 i ; butter from 15 to 17 com. IIYMIIJMMI, MAKRIED On Thursduy evening lust, by the Kev. I). Nkwton, John Hihk, senior rditur of thi paper, to Mis I.ici S. Cor ro.v, of thi place. TAX OF 1813. "VJOTICE is hereby given to tho taxable inhub J3l hunts of tho unili'imf ntiniif d precincts of La Mulle county, that I will attend ul the several place herein inon tinned for the purpose of re ceiving the 'faxes due Iho Slate und Coumy fur the year A. 1). 1813, viz: In Ottawa precinct, ut my ollice in Otluwaon Saturday tbe jjih day of liixember, 1SI3. In DuWon pieeiuci,ul ihe post ollice in Dayton on Monday the 1st day of J.muiry, 131!. In South Ottawa piociiicl, ut the house of fyl vunus Crook, on Saturday ihe -ml of .lunuaiy. In Urouklield precinct, at tbe house of Angus McMillan on Wednesday the Did d.iv of January. In l.r it'loii precint.ut the house of Lovell Kim ball, on Friday the o.li day of January. In L'ttic precinct ut thu house of f-iuion Cro giar oa Monday the 8 h day of January. In Western precinct, at the house of A. Moon in tho town id I. a Sillc on Tuesday the Dili, ami at the National Motel (the election house of said precint) mi the 10th day of Jauutiry. In Vi million precinct, ut the house of N. M. Letts, on Thursday the 1 lib, and nt the house of Asa lloldiidge on the liMi day of Januaiy. In North Vermilion I'icciiict, ut the house of L. W, Diiinuick, on the l'illi dav of January. WILLIAM liKDWCK'. Collector hi iSalle Cn'intif. Those owing Tnxc for ISI2 or any previous year are requested lo make immediate payment. County ordei und Audilor'b warrant at all time received. I will notify the remaining precincts in duesea on. WILLIAM KKDDICK. Ottawa, Pee. 15. IS 13. iu:i for Cash or Winter Wheat. T jTUlE subscriber will sell on ihe most JL reasonable leims, for cash or good winter wheat, Uroad Cloths, Cassimeres, Sattincfls, French Merinocs, French I'ombazines. eje iVc, as, also, any other article iu his lino of business. Call and see and examine for yourselves JOHN SHULER. Ottawa, August 23, 1843. 10-tf. NOTICE. T IHE partnership heretofore existing between 1. L. Dickey and J. M. Crothers, in the practice of law, is this day dissolved. The books, accounts and notes are transferred to T. L. Dickey, to whom payments mav be made. T. I. DiCKBY, J. M. CROTHERS. Ottawa, Dec. 1, 1843. DOZ. Washburn's Shovels ami Spades for sale by ScpL 29-tf . Cusiiman & Gridlet. CASH raidor Fork .-The subscri bers will pay cash forpotk slsught" ered or on foot. Oishman Si Gridly. Dec 15, 1813. ,