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IA\IKS W. GRIMES.
HFNR Y w. STARR.
•/inffton.'Jan. 28,1841. f38]
nvtnss.
F. O MILLS.
a Jims,
•ORSEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW,
Burlington Iowa.
*pt 2*2 '42
lJ__
A.~CK GREEN.
iTT1R
AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
Burlington. Iowa.
"c'.v^-pd
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!OM?T and
,iHIVT.T0N,
iS-lir
i). b&AUM fclp, Counsel lor
attention tu all businet®,
«'he i:ao nf his profession, that may be
to his care His office is in the
i« win of the building on the corner of
Fi'iin"t n anil Main streets.
nXA\Cls» SPRINGER, Attorney
1 mJCnunsellor at Law, Wapcllot I. T.
~~ii. ~FAVTurWKaTh tTtlT" "Attor-
IT & Counsellor at Law, Burlington
IT. BENNETT,
A O V/ Y A A W
n
Binder and lilank Book
Manufacturer.
WILLIAM WALKER. CHARLES M. COEN.
WALKER At COEN.
Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, a**?
Produce generally.
Burlington, Iowa Territory.
JW1 1843 1*»
W I I A E E Y
NOTARY PUBLIC.
TFFFEHSON STREET, imriLL attend to the drawing and tak
FFICE 0»^
Tnwa Tcrritorv.
F.urltnel^!^— Mortgages, Bonds, &c. Office (Recorders
^*5^Jd:n^hrcUni Deal- Office) basement story of the Method.st
utiau***** ....... sihnva. Eoisconal Church.
Burlington, low* Ter'y.
W
Burlington,
St.
©d
dV
Iowa,
profession. He will also act as a gen
iofntand collector.
,V !U *42-1 Y
ID.
f:ikn notes and accounts for pgRWARDING AND COMMISSION MERCHANTi
I 'lection, attend to the closing of
•wsnn.1 to all other business in the line
24
Et). JOHNSTON.
JOHN7SON, Attorneys at
Fort Madison, Iowa.
rti.i v. 1
UJUGE G. WRIGHT.
Attorney at
ll i\v, Keosauqua, Van Buren County,
WILLIAM GREENE,
k
Bl'RLrNGTON, I T.
1^. LEWIS, Attorney and Counsellor
lit Law, Keosauqua, Van Buren Co.,
G. W. BOWIE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Will practice in the several courts
o! the Territory. Office on the
^erof Main and Washington streets.
^gton,Oct. 13, 1842. 20
L. D. STOCKTON,
fowutllar and Attorney at Law,
A
',WS»- HOWELL.
H°WBLV HiLL,
***, Keosauqua, Van Burea Coonty,
HP4M
JAMES HALL.
Attorneys at
17
L1E'vtf, Attorney at Law, Fair
Jefferson County, Iowa Terri-
^^,1841 8
It
6,
WALLACE, Attorney and
ttnse^or
a.t Law, Mount Pleas-
I 38
F. j. C. PEASLEY.
D, RAND, & Co.
in Groceries, Provisions Boat
Stores, Ar. &c.
\trWVe store of F.J. C. Pe*sley.
Stresi, Barlington.
si
ing the acknowledgment of Deeds,
Episcopal Church.
1 march^-tf
Von Phul &• M'Gill,
&, Co. Blaine, Tomp
& Co.
W
Henry W. Starr,
have
2?
Sr the abovc style, and »«1
EAGLESFH2LD & HORTON,
s til
O.ivi
RLE TAILORS.
the publie patronage. Their shop is on
Front
between Washington and Jefferson
Streets. All orders thankfully received
and promptly attended to.
I march2 1843-6m 40
S A E S
a s i o n a e a i o
-'•''ttd rrjsl Main st, two doors south of Post Office,
Burlin]
42
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19
ijffiAM' CHURCH MAN.
Counsellor at Law.
er
WASHINGTON COUNTY,
I. T.
l9
at Law,
,ni Solicitor in Chancery.
Main Street.
His OSicc
fll. CLAY WUO I).
iTTOVi'.y AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW|
i Hurliii^ton. Iowa,
tou,$« X.
on
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mluctionerr,
attend t» tii'- sale of any des
cription of property on reasonable
terms.
ILI
V cript
June 1
JOII\ S ©AVID,
GENERAL FORWARDING AND COMMISSION
MERCHANT, AND WHOLESALE AND
RETAIL DEALER IN
Groceries, Dry Goods, Produce, fyc.
BURLINGTON.
FRANCIS J. C. PEASLEY,
W A E
S 3 3 S S
Manufacturer of Tin, Sheet
I?OM\and Copper If*are.
Jefferson street.
GR
RURLINGTON, IOWA.
JlrFlCEat his residence at the Lower
"wd of Main Street. He will attend
*COMB of Des Moines, Henry, Lee,
Louisa and Muscatine, and
^pr«®e Court of the Territory.
an 27 35
Y A N O O K
FORWARDING & COMMISSION MERCHANT,
LCWKR BRICK BLOCK,
Water Sireet.
W. II. MAURO,
FNERAL Agent and Commisssio*
OT Merchant and Dealer in Staple Dry
Goods, Groceries, Liquors^ Boots and Shoes.
jU'Corner Frontand Washington Streets,
nov 25 26
STORAGE. FORWARDING AND COMMISSION
e a n
Water Street, Burlington.
Oct. 13'42 20
l^PECTFULLY solicit a share of i made to yearly advertisers.
Professional or Business Cards, not ex
ceeding five lines, will be inserted for five
17
SHAW. H- SIMMONS
JOHN R. SHAW, & Co.
(fojamission and Forwarding Merchants,
N6.Jl4Poydras Street,
New Orleans.
REFERENCES:
Messrs B. 1*. David,
B. F. Wood, & Co. Burlington
Bridge & Hale,
u S. M. Finsley, & Co. Springfield, III.
Chouteau oc Valle, St. Louism
N. B. We will
make
liberal advances on
consignments for sales at New Orleans or
i to forward to northern markets The ad
*1 vancts can be received by the shipper etth-
Louis or in New Ofcleans, as may
i pr(,ferred.
sep28'43-6m JOHN R. SIT AW, Co.
NATIONAL HOTEL,
BY S. JAMISOX.
Derner of Main and Jefferson Streets,
Burlington, Iowa.
OLD ESTABLISHED St
AND.—
At A. W. Carpenter's Clock, Watch
and Jewelry Establishment, may
be found all such articles as are usually
kept in the line, and also all kinds of
Clocks, Watches and Jewelry repaired and
warranted at the shortest notice. Store on
Main Street, one door south of J.
THE
ijmsmmr.
IS PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, AND
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S E E
Burlington, Iowa.
Dealer in Groceries, Paints and Oils
StfiT''^ V»Mr Goo?!« Q,u eons ware,
Hardware, Iron. Flats, Caps.
Boots and Shoes, &c. &c.
REFERENCES*
Messrs Fidgell &. Mulford,
Asa Farr, Jr.,
Ira Todd & Sons,
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New Orleans.
Greely, Keith & Ray
St Louis,
K.
Saddler.
Jan 5, 1843—ly 23
Field,
mm, S3„ SITY®!^ DSSTg
Fairfieldf Jefferson County, Iowa Terri*ttf,
O" Particular attention paid to Rheuma
tism. sep. '43 16
e a n a i o
Corner of Main and Washington Streets^
Burlingtop, Iowa.
BAT-,
URDAY, ON MAIN STREET,
BT A E S E W A S
Editor and Proprietor•
TERMS:
One Dollar and Fifty Cent® per yeaf
to be paid invariably in advance.
For Six Months, eighty-seven?and a half
cents in advance.
Persons forwarding a two dollar current
bank bill by mail, franked by a Post Mas
ter, will be credited for seventy numbers.
Advertisements inserted it one dollar per
square for the first and fifty cents for each
subsequent insertion. A liberal discount
dollars per annum.
Burlington is the scat of justice for Dcs
Moines county, and contains about 2000
inhabitants. It is situated on the west
bank of the Mississippi, about 250 miles
above Saint Louis.
Recollections of John Randolph of
Iioanoke.
Our principal amusement on ship board
were chess and whist, in both of which
games Randolph excelled all the other pas
stngers. The first lime he was challenged
to play by the captain he refused, and gave
the following reason. 'I have not played
at chess for the last seventeen years, and
the very sight of the chess board gives rise
to painful reminiscences, for you must
know, sir, that the last game I played lost
me a personal friend forever. At one peri
od of my life I was on the most intimate
terms with Mr Jefferson, as you may have
heard, it being now matter of history, and I
soqp found out, that politician ftnd philoso
pher as he was, he took more pride in his
skill at chess, than in any thing else. Very
few indeed, sir, could beat him and at last
he could not endure defeat. Knowing this
and feeling that I was his match, I had al
ways declined playing, as 1 did not want to
quarrel with him, until one unfortunate
evening, when he touched my Virginia
pride in so pointed a way that 1 could no
longer refuse with honor, and sat down to
the game. It was a warm contest, sir.
Greek met Greek.
a warm contest,
S|
quered his first scruples against renewing
his taste for the game, not having dny long
er the fear of Mr Jeffcrsou before s eyes,
ie U8et
Mr Randolph, however was too much for
him, and continued victorious to the er.d
of the voyage, He felt gratified too, at IWs
constant success, and use to laugh heaitily
at the caulain's discomfiture,
Whist was a favorite game on board and
here also, Mr Randolph soon proved his su
periority as a player. It became a contest
eacii night, who should have him as a part
ner, and iinally they look turns. A Dutch
merchant priced himself on his knowledge
of the game, and became rather jealous of
Mr Randolph's constant success. 1 should
mention here that the Dutchman's man
ners were rather too free to please a man of
hear any thing like familiarity from a stran
ger, and he once gave Mynheer a hint,
which 1 thought would have chccked him.
We were conversing one evening at the tea
table about some debate in Congress, in
which Mr Randolph had taken a part and I
said jokingly:
'Mr Randolph suppose you recite a por
tion of your speech on that occasion
'Oh no,' replied he, 'J have no ambition
to exhibit myself in such a way.'
'Come, come, Mr Randolph,' exclaimed
our Dutchman,'Don't let your modesty
stand ia your .way, it is out of place,
here.'
'My modesty, sir,* said Mr Randolph in
an excited tone, und turning his fixed eye
on the Dutchman. 'You will please let
that subject alone, Mr it is too del
icate a one for you to touch and 1 wish
vou to recollect, sir, that too much familiar
ity may breed contejnpt.'
This sharp rejoinder silenced Mr——,
and we changed the conversation.
A few nights afterwards a whist party
was made up, the captain and Mr Randolph
against
the Dutchman and one of the York
shire passengers. After the cards had been
dealt out and each gentleman had examin
ined his hand, the Dutchman cried o ut:
'1 bet a guinea I get three tricks this
time-'
'Done Mr——,* exclaimed Randolph,
instantaneously.
This alarmed his opponent, who had so
often previously witnessed Randolph's good
luck, and who moreover had a natural an
tipathy to loosing his guinea, he therefore
re examined his hand and said in a subdued
tone:
'Q^&U)g I apoke too fast, I did xrot
I
None of us were great chcss players the t\Vrong
lionor the captain by beating him
every line evening. The captain, who was
a model of good humor, bore this very well,
and used to say:
'You have check mated me again, Mr
Randolph, but you and! will never quarrel.
If I can only manage to beat you onee, be
fore we reach Liverpool, I should be proud
of it all my days.'
I
BURLINGTON, IOWA, OCTOBER 19, 184& NEW SERIES, NO. 21..
&h, well, I will bet a guinea that I will get
two tricks.'
Done, Mr
an excited tone.
'Ah, no, what did I say? Let me look
again. Oh, I made a mistake. But I will
bet on one trick, any how.1
'Done, Mr exclamed Randolph
for the third time, and now very much ex
cited, his eyes sparkled, his lips compressed
exclaimed Randolph in
sjr
con" Wrong
ncrs were raiut'i iuu uto tu pease a man ui
Randolph's fastidiousness he could not i power of going ashore, but obliged to re
.1. itin irt n. ... a !r n linn n 1
Captain however was a very respecta e j0|)n Ran(j0!ph of Roanoke, that I am word, but the beauties of which Randolph
opponent, and a. ter Mr Randolph ha
and he was evidently very angry. The the soup whilst its hot. Mr
Dutchman however either did not observe trouble you to take my place
the change in his manner, or, if he did, his I The Dutchman was in a 'fix.* Mr Ran
love of money conquered his fears, and dolph as a matter of respect was always
very composedly looking once more at his helped first but it was necessary to ask first
cards, he said quite coolly, whether he wished to have any soup, as he
'What are trumphs? Oh spades you say did not always dake it. Mr —first look
—that is bad. I forgot, and—1 won't bet'jed at one side and then at the other, at last
atall-' he made a low bow and said
By this time Randolph was in a fury, and «Mr Randolph, shall I have the honor «f
before any of us could interpose, he rose I helping you to some soup V
from his chair and threw his cards on the »if you please, Mr-——-, replied Mr
table, fixed his eye on Mr and said: Randolph, in a most affable tone.
'Why you lubberly fellow, do you know The Dutchman's face brightened up he
where you are? Is this the first time you became loquacious, and after the soup was
ever played with a gentleman? Are you removed he ventured to say, with another
sure you took cabin passage?—captain,'bow
where's his ticket? You belong to the 'Mr Randolph,
steerage sir, sir! You are out of place, sir! honor of taking a glass of wine with you,
i Three
times have you offered to bet, and ,sir?'
three times have you backed out!' Then
throwing down a guinea, he continued—'I
believe I owe you a few shillings, sir. Give
in a matter of honor. Wrong,
in a
deed was done, and Mr
and left the cabin. The
main companions, we must make due al
lowances for each other's peculiarities,
give and take jokes, and avoid all personal
quarrels that at this time of life, and with
The caots^
bip'V
may
•With the greatest pleasure Mr-
ponded Mr R-, in great good humor.
a
1
me change this instant, sir. I will not ro- iday after day it was—'Mr Randolph, do me
main another instant in your debt, come the great honor of taking wineor, .Mr
change, and then we shall be quits ihe pleasure of a glass of wine with you.'
sir,the ch
forever!'
Mr was astonished, be opened open the eyes of Mr-——, as to his true po
sition. When we were discussing some
his eyes and replied: siuon. v* uen we wero uiovun=i«.g
'Why Mr Randolph you make a great |question of language, Mr R., gave his opin
fuss
about nothing. I cannot change your ion, which happening to conflict with Mr—
guineas all in a hurry, and if you'll only notions, he exclaimed,:
listen to reason I'll show you where—, «Oh, Mr Randolph, that's all nonsense
But Randolph cut him short, in a very Jyou might as well say that high Dutch and
excited tone.
(Spanish
arc the same.'
'Give me change this moment, sir or by Randolph looked astounded, and fix
heaven you shall go ashore!' (We werejjng hjs dark eye upon Mr said in a
then on the coast of Newfoundland.) 'yes 'glow distinct tone:
sir, you shall go ashore. I'll not remain in
the "same ship with you, sir. What sir,
back out of a bet with a gentleman, and
I then defend your conduct. Go ashore sir!'
I ryj more and more confounded ex-
claimed: Indeed they afterwards became more inti
'Now Mr Randolph what do you get into niate, lo our
snch a passion for? Only listen to reason, j]ie
anc| wjH
I at lengt.i cried chec Qnjy li^cn—, la listner, he would pen poor Mr —, up
mate:' and he nev«c forgave .^afterwards,
piantioiph out him short again, ia & per- in a corner, and keep him for an hour or
j. (feet rage. two listening to his reading Greek poetry,
And you dare to tell me, of which Mr —did not understand one
sir
did you say!
action to the
across the table into Air
then fell back on his seat quite exhausted
cu leu uauit uii ma ottti. juhe cAuuaotvu. characters, having no feelings whatever in
All this passed in quicker time than I common, rarely comc together in such close
took to relate it. We were thunderstruck contact.
but before any of us could interfere, the
-, quietly arose
moment he left
the room, Mr Randolph said in a mild tone:
'Gentlemen, I beg your pardon. You
are gentlemen* You understand my feel
ings. My Virginia pride was aroused, and
I r.nuld not restrain myself but I'm sorry
I offended you for I did not mean it.'
He then went up to his state room.
Before he retired for the night the cap- u—u ^ui ...
tain said that he could not permit the rcoc- live in a cabin at home—give
Piirrnnno
a
cnnU n nit .. »A tKnt Ka t«A vnl
currence of such an affair, and that he you've got!'—Pic.*I
would have interfered had it not all occur
ed so unexpectedly and so quickly and we
agreed that, next morning, I should see
Mr Randolph while he went to see Mr
Next day I took an opportunity of ex
postuijUing with Mr Randolph, and told
him trot situated as w? were, without the
quarrels that at this time of lite, and with counterfeit shad:
his knowledge of the world, he was inex- ,What do you use for bai
cusable in thus giving way to sudden pas
sions, and acting like a boy just fresh from
college: that Mr would not have
meant to have insulted him, and did not
attach so much importance to the code of,
betting as he did*
He heard me very patiently and then re
plied.
'I believe you are right sir. God forgive
I
Mr
apart. We don't understand
sir. I shall not cross his path if he will not You may teach it what you choose after
cioss mine and you may tell him so.' wards, but if^you have not prevented the
Meantime the captain had taken Mr formation of bad habits, you will teach in
aside and said- vain. With children under the age of six,
Mr ,'l' am sorry for what occurred years, learning—school learning—should
last night, but permit me to say, you are not be the chief consideration, but
partly to blame yourself. You must have ation of moral principle.
perceived that Mr Randolph is in ill health 'V
and of very iritable temperament, and that jast MillcrHte^"ffllflIoll**'''
we have all made allowances for him and anecdote froin the
u o e i s e e n i i i e s a n I a s u r-
pointed out to him! This happy state of
Take that! And suiting the peace and goodwill continued until our ar
word, he thrust the candlo rival in Liverpool, when the belligerents
•'s face, and parted never to meet again. Two similar
1
"M^''v*»
T:|
:o
shall
bears it like a philosopher, and
have no fighting.1
For three days no words passed between
Mr Randolph and Mr but in every^
other respect things went on as usual. On
the fourth day it so happened that, just as
we were sitting down to dinner, the captain
was suddenly called on deck* As he left
the table he said
'Don't wait for me, gentlemen, but take
may I"
I have the very great
-4m-.
v,
Thus was the mighty quarrel healed, and
But it really seemed as if nothing could
'Mr I really thought by this time
you had discovered that it would not do for
us to quarrel,'
This rebuff had the desired effect, and a®
more altercations took place between them,
no small amusement,
resj 0f us werc
show you where you are wrong, writing, and Mr Randolph was at a loss for
for when
reading, sleeping and
"k?
A Backwoodsman.
A woodsman from the interior of Arkan
sas, who had never been on board of a steam
boat, had occasion to £o to St Louis a short
lime since. From the bank of the river he
hailed the Harry of the West with—
'Captain, what's the fire to St Louis?'
•What part of the boat do you wishtofO
on?' asked the captain—'cabin or deck?'
*D—n your cabin,' said the hoosiers,
me tb« best
Mackinaw Bait.
A boy perched on a spile driven in tb#
bay at Mackinaw, and lazily endeavoring
to hook up some of the finny tribe, with
the least possible exertion to himself, was
accosted by a steamboat passenger on tho
Jas. Madison as to what kind of fish he
caught. The youthful Izaak, scrutinizing
the stranger with quizzical look, replied
—'Thev are mostly perch, roach, bull-head,
What do you use for bait »id the
stranger.
'Oh, sometimes one thing, sometimes an
other but when I can't get that% I get on
my$eifn
pic
uBiievu vou education can recover it. If to this age he is
me, for being passionate, but you must know in ignorance and dissipation, in baseness and
that lam like a hair trigger, and go off at brutality, in that vacancy of nurid whic
half cock.
—•'and myself must keep such habits create, it
each other-
Brougham says s—"If a child is neg
lected until six years of age, no subsequent
e a
prised that you have not followed our exam-1 marf*""
pie.'
'Oh! captain,' exclaimed Mr———,
terrupting him with a good natureA^^
'don't make such a fua4 ab
mind him at all. I^^j* ba
it's all' a joktt,:-|ff
row,'
is
vain to try to re-
claim it by teaching it reading and writing.
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