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||i«peiAeBee« Backs*
an County, Iovt,
Oa« squat* three montfcs
f*' V |i*
one y«*r,
'3Uiu Dorothy Dobbs was a maidenjKAt,
|Andtfcrfrtn ikWwere each of het l&Nt
And ahc took great care
Of her long black hair, g^V.V'
Fhieh rivalled the raven's wing.
*.%ut the man was charmed
Aad caught the maid in his
i whiaparod word* in her listening «ar,
How, blow, ye aad winds, o'ertho eeuntiy
The ocwa that Misa Dorothy Dobbs ia 4*ad
Becoming a bride, v-v
*4$ Miss Dorothy diod|.^' *1
IfDdVr*. MeBride wns bcrif.
*#ld Father Time, what a course thou liaat run!
"|}l41jfl^prtala look what a man has
.dZ For hia earthly blUa.
.•» He killed a sweet Mi*,
»ut made a Mr*, instead
en roll, ye dark waters, *n3 sptaah, ft
us/t «urg«!
verm ore aing a dull, direful dirge^
.(¥$••Mi*a Dorothy'a dead,
But now, in her stead,
Wrt. baa couie to life
'"flrhen all ye {air maidena
oa' eTtr-
'i ..!
•_ ^urii-Mi
wttcar Motes.
Thrift* f] ,60 per Annum, in Afantc*.
ietM KitM of Advertising.
Ou (19 lines or lea*) 1 insertion, $1,00
«LAMOST*, an
on* year.
Bwram sards Sib**, 1 K ~I I^iOO

Direful Dirre Dorothy Dobba*
i k' zzur
•r*3he Hv»d in a cot by the hill-side gay,
Lnd went to the market on each fair day
Hvr produce to sell,
Which aheknew quite w«jff
iww'ftc best in tlie country roun_.
£he rarer had «-e*i tor save o]d Blind Ben^
bourse Ae wowed tiiatajie jw»
And she oftoa said
She nt'Tcr would wed
!Th« riehc»taa«.iQ tMwarl^i^
t^*^hy Hngoret! one dorlcaonle
^po long on the road that she- took affright.
And began to fed
That some one would atoit^
?Mrh*gold in buckakia bag.
%. qnickly she drove oalier lonely roadj^:
U^j^ning-flaah aeeraed evil to bode i
:»Ki- Lo «he #pied a«MiB,
And her hone she raa,
'^|rih tip to her cottage door.
WI& 1M
..A*-.. apied,
^Knd resolved to make hertrts lo^rHy bride
So this naughty mas
i,:-,. He followed and ran
Jftpck aa home, and iriftrry, and gold and dear,
^ien did ralejit,, I
s And gave hor consisot,
thange her|o«pio itjd iuAn^on.
'wiCk strange how qnickly she alttrfed her
i plan
treating the mouster die Worltf ealla man:'
All her former fear^""*•
&+ •*. Did quick U»appey^ ,4?
tfiaaiD^rothy Dobba no move?
How aoon a aly kiaa
May banish your Mitt,
then bill you!
i1: -i
•j From the N. Y. Evening Post.
4MBaatlsaaa Iran the Banal Bis*
flrlota lisa DUtriaaaial Mliea-4lls
wltk aa Aetna.
'^ln the fiall of 1857, a young country
merchant, not altogether ignorant of the
ways of the city, and by no means averse
to adventures, oame here to get his semi
aanual supply of dry-goods. Having
made his purchaees, and being in no es
pecial haste to return, he determined to
•bit a matrimonial offioe, the advertise
ment of which he had seen, and which
rthick him as exceedingly curious.
He repaired to the place indicated in
the paper, paid the usual fee of fire dol
lars, and made the following entry
John Quincy Jenkins, a dry-goods
^rifrokant of Memphis, Tennessee, twen
ty-five year* of age, five feet nine ioohee
high, black eye» and hair, and domestic
*—tee, desires to form the acquaintance
of a ladv, twenty-two to twenty-five years
of age, with a view to matrimony. She
•Mist be of affectionate disposition, ac
oomplished, intelligent and handsome.
MHe others need apply. Money is no
objeot, the advertiaar having a lucrative
,,fhe merchant waa assured by the
broker that she had jnst such a person
her Hst at that m«w«j^|- iind tf)at#
,'t",1*t .it ik.fi -rt*.tn r.j tj,Tr»»
mw-j'-i *.Mi W" *r
i"i«rt *Z»
il -III. Silll
Bach aubaM*#st jnaertlbn, r. 501 But tbl enemy ihe oocoBdtelwi
i i n V o o
0 0 0 8 k i n
v% vl* 10,00 a young woman
'"v**' hair, pearly teeth, delicate hands, fine
10,00 form, and intelligent and rather liand
Y'f. OO it
Her dress was appropmte,
and her manner modest.
80me face
He rallied, however, and wa* soon
|hfttting with the fair stranger as with an
£ld acquaintance. Her wit and intelli
gence surprised and pleased him. He
had no more idea of marrying than Brig
ham Young has of living single, and be
gan to wish, from the bottom of his
heart, that he was out of the affair.
The twain talked on until Jenkins be
came aware that be was expected to
broach the main subject—but bow to do
The unknown beauty flushed charm
i'Jgb The glow which overspread her
^heeks was indeed "a hit." But it last-
Id only n moment. She replied, yes
see no harm in it., i would not have
my uncle know I am here for anything in
Love, surely." replied the half-(&{f
Itvated and philosophic Jenkins, is the
essential element of happiness, and I fan
cy that marriage without it trotild be an
intolerable burden.'*
"I came here," responded mademoi
•pile, not because 1 am ignorant of
What belongs to a modest woman, but be
cause I believe there is nothing wrong or
immodest in doing so and thinking I
taight meet with what has thus far in
life been denied me—ihe sympathy and
friendship of some one who understands
And I came here," timorously re
sponded Jenkins, perceiving a good op
portunity to say what he wanted to, I
came here simply from curiosity. It is
always best to be frank and truthful
had no intention of marryiug, but seeing
so novel an advertisement in the paper, I
wished to know its meaning."
Jenkins is of opinioh that when he ut
tered this speech, a careful observer
might have seen the slightest shade of
disappointment becloud the features of
the fair 'tttanger but, if so, it passed
quickly. 1
After a few minutes' conversation Jen
kins arose to depart. He expressed grat
ification at having seen her, and said, as
be bad a few days to spend in the ci^f,
he would, if he might presume to do so,
beg the honor of calling upon her.
Tell me, sir," replied the enobantiug
damsel, tell me if you can rcspect me
just as much as though you had met me
at Saratoga or Newport, and sought an
It matter*. Jittle irhefe^w* {rad ii*
jewel we prize," was the gal)Ant reply of
the gallant Jenkins.
If by that you mean to' answer trte
in the uffirmativc," yas rcpl)%
shall be happy to have you call on qje
to-morrow evening, at my uncle's, at
No.——, Fourteenth street.
Jenkins went away, looking, Ter
dinasd— 4 ,J
His soliloquy was something afksr dlis
I was a fool for going there If the
girl is honest and has taken a fency to
me, she will be disappointed. She seems
honest and modest, though I don't un
derstand how a really modest woman
could go to such a place still she might,
perhaps* I did as much as tell her 1
thought it was not immodest when I
asked to caU upon her. I don't thiak 1
.•4. •!,
somewhat suspicious disposition, feared
ioul play and, when the appointed hour
arrived, went to the matrimonial office
with a eijt^shooter, well loaded, in his
[fmcket, more than half expecting to de
jliend himself against robbers and
if he would call at tire o'clock that af-1 ought to have done so I am stir© ft was
ternoon, he should see her. wrong. I won't go—that's the cheapest
The adventurous Jenkins, being 6f a way to get out of it. Yes, I will go!"
He'was introduced to
with black eyes and
Be it known that the adventurous Jen
km3 had anticipated nothing of the sort,
lie bad supposed that if the landlady in
troduced him at all, which he considered
doubtful, it would be some frightful hag,
frho would drive him from the house in
disgust. He was therefore a good deal
taken aback, and, though a man of suf
fcicnt audacio," much embarrassed.
it was a problem. He resolved, howev- appreciate my position"——[a profound
«r to tell her frankly that he was there
merely from curiosity. He opened iu
ft is way
««Mrs. (qamijig the broker) keeps
a matrimonial office, it seems. It is a
ijovel idea, and her advertisement made
j»e curious."
Ihe world he could never understand it. Jenkins answered, considerably excited
1 have plenty of acquaintances, but littlo i by the unexpected scene. Tell me
sympathy. Iam well aware what the frankly I assure you it will give me
conventionalities of the world require I pleasure to serve you."
im also aware that a woman's happiness
is often sacrificed to them. I have re
solved to this extent to break through
'diem, and never marry until I love.
t*** "k* K ,-id* I'ciii
Jenkins was swayed by conflicting
•motions for something more than twen
ty-four hours—sometimes firmly resolv
ing not to call, and again air determined
to go. Finally, when the time came, be
started without hesitation.
He found Delia (so she called herself)
ia a tefry respectable house, richly fur
nished. He was introduced to the un
cle" as an old acquaintance whom she
met at watering-place. The evening
passed very pleasantly—so pleasantly,
indeed, that Jenkins, without thinking
He now observed that his new friend
appeared much embarrassed. She did
uot answer directly, and Jenkinfe walked
to the door. She followed *ith hesita
ting steps, but fiualy seized him frantic
ally by the hand, and drawing him back,
stammered", rather than spoke, ft# fol
You—sir—you ask if you shall call
again. It will give me pleasure to have
jou do so—that is—sir—I—have—some
thing—to—say. You will excuse me—
but I kuow you are generous, and can
sigh, and Delia staggering to the piano
placed her head in her hands and wept.]
"Sladam," said Jenkins, "I trust I
can appreciate what you wish to say
and if I can be of servioe to you iu any
way, you have only to show me how."
Slie restrained tears aad prooe
ded: .•- f,
"I will be frank with you, sir—that
is—-[sighs and tears]--_I will try to tell
y o u w i u u o i v e i i
wrong?" b--i '!.{*.» -SM»I
Certainly—it cannot be wrong
Yes—but—oh, d«»r1-«^[anotb*r fit
of weeping]—but—it is so—strange
"What is it, Delia?" said Jenkins,
for the first tima calliog her by W jOhris
tian name.
You war M'tt frank Its ift*,' will
you not?"
Yes." 'J
IfVell, fhen whether y^n^ pome
again or not depends upon yourself'
«i fcf1
"Then I shall certainly come." A 'A
«I fear not."
Pray explain'/*
Be calm. -wi
Well, then, I will try to be cidm en
ough. I'— like—you—-very—much,—
aud feel—towards—you as—»I never did
towards another. I—that is—I am sure
I shall, if you continue to come here—
love you. If you do not feel so towards
me, I must ask you not to come again."
This last speech was interlarded with
an infinite number of sighs and appear
ances of fainting and no sooner was it
concluded, than she fell fainting towards
the bewildered Jenkins. Of course there
waa no alternative, and he caught her in
his arms, and made varioue frantic at
tempts to restore her and as he thus per
formed his kindly offices, in came the
uncle of a sudden, followed by a young
man he had not before seen.
Those who have read the adtentures
of the renowned Mr. Pickwick will nev
er forget the memorable occasion on
which his friends entered his lodgings
and found Mrs. Bardell fainting and
screaming in his arms and they have
only to revert to that picture to hare an
exact portrait of the case of Mr. Jenkins.
The upcle summoned the servant-girl,
who, for some unaccountable reason, was
very near at hand she came rushing to
the spot, aud she, too, saw Delia in the
arms of the petrified Jeukins.
In due time their united eilorte restored
her, and the uncle demanded of her an
explanation. But she could not or would
not make any, and he, of course, turned i trict, two or three days soouer than he
.i .. 'intended. In les.s than a week he
suspicions, Jenkins told him his niece I Promise of marriage, unless it was
would explain all when sufficiently, lifrJ TtU,d"
the lawyer instantly recognized hini as! JJ]']
be'descended to tho' street. A* he did
so# he very deliberately walked up the
stoles, and examined the number, more
carefully than Mr. Ptrrell did 31 Bond
street, on th*4 memorable occasion when
he sat down to tie A t*hoestring, and, re
turning to the walkiimid to Jenkins:
has brought you
What the
I don't Hnow!
being a cursed
r«piy Jr
precisely what he was about, promised to! of the case from first to last.
call again, which hp did two evenings
u: tTi.T.
This time he found Delia alone, and
after another very pleasaut chat arose to
take his leave, remarking that he should
remain in town but three days longer,
and asked if he might call again,
"But ara youaurethere it aoonapira
cy V
I know it, that is, I am morally cer
tain of it."
Have they served up any such cases
to you before
Yes. I have seen the papers for
four similar cases, and, rather than suffer
the exposure, trouble, and expense, the
parlies sotted. Ou« man gave one thou
sand dollars, another til teen hundred dol
lars, another three thousand dollars, and
another four thousand dollars which, I
hare no doubt, was divided up between
the girl, the uncle, the servant-girl, and
perhaps the matrimonial office."
And the lawyer," Jenkins suggested.
Well, the lawyer has his fee, of
course but 1 do not know as he was
particeps criminis."
Jenkins did not argue tho morality of
the lawyer's part, but requested him to
let him know if anything occurred
which he promised to do.
The next morning, John Quincy Jen
kins left for his home, iu the rural dis-
St* man a week lie re­
upon Jenkins. The adventurous Jeukins in'»»idrtd. In a u^ii i,.. *1 violence, for we did not theu think
told him that his niece was soized with a
fainting fit as he stood by the door about
to depart, and that he, of cour*e, cauirbt
her to prevent her falling at the moment
he came in. He seemed disiiaiisfied und, -o ,u,-
ceived a letter from his legal friend, in
which he was informed that the next
day after his last visit to Delia, a lawyer
was applied to, as he expected, to make
out a
where he slopped and, as he rushed out i-i «.»»«••»••
of the house condign bordenng on .]udc(f ,hat
Cren*yr. he encountered this
friend.' Ilw« i ifr^iHght e^'eoing. and name lb cursof and hntory.
*!-i ..4j- :r ll
iigitflilii^ i iHwo»0*iifi
Jjvm- •'#£& o* Jc^uHh. ilflVl J»*Uj
I "JL .*3fr
te, I Buppooo or
The lawyer took Jenkins* arm, and de
manded a confidential communication.—
He, with some hesitation, gave a history
You gave a fictitious nimif and res
idence?" inquired the lawyer, eagerly,
when Jenkins had finished^.
And did you tell the
where you were stopping
"No. I told her I. w^sstippf^ng^at
the Metropolitan." 5
Lucky lucky Mid he.
Let me tell you. I know a thing or
two of that precious uncle and his virtu
ous niece. Did she faintwell said he
Of course shi^^£id. "&4# wA# owar itn
actress. She might have been a good
one—a famous one, I think—but that
she had so many lovers and amours.—
She ran off with a Southern actor, lived
with him a year or so, went to a water
ing place, met the man of the house
there, ran away from the actor with him,
aad called him horunele. He is as much
her uncle as
1 atffr^ao
tt Well il ?*i
Well there are a great ibany things
done in New York which don't square
with the golden rule—lawyersknow that.
You know something of us here, but you
know little of the wicked ways of this
wickcd city. The houae you have just
left ia a trap, and but for your precaution
in concealing your name aud hotel, yoti
would have been caught. You would
have been, as it is, probably, bad I not
found this out, for they would search
every hotel in the city, but they would
find you."
Your safety hi ki tighfiv" Y^a must
retreat in the morning, or, my word for
if, you will be sued for a breach of prom
ise of marriage in less than three days.
That scene teas all arranged. They will
make out a case against you. In the
first place, there is the matrimonial office
the keeper will swear to the facts of the
acquaintance. It was formed avowedly
in view of matrimony there is your
writing in the register—all of which
show the animus. In the second place,
the repeated calls. They can prove two,
and insinuate more. The matrimonial
agent will not remember the date of your
entry on her books—the people will jiot
remember the date of your first visits.—
They will say it might have bten four
weeks that you were in the habit of cal
ling, though they cannot swear positive
ly. In the third place, there were three
eye-witnesses of the fainting sceue, be
sides the girl herself and I have no
doubt the young man is a bona fide wit
ness, invited there without kuowledge of
the conspiracy. Could a lawyer ask a
better case with whioh to go before a
against John Quincy Jenkins, for breach
the. sugg^iion
Mw«* jtj?*
A Little of the Sfrsterica, but more or
the Miaerte*, of VQdttorial Erperieaee.
Kltrafim et ptm. ,j
American Wkgh," a "third paper," teaman
ally published at Independence, Buchanan Coun
ty, fotra.
Attempt to Muzzle the Frees.
had often heard and rpftd" of ££ft
ors and others being attacked with canes,
cowsckins, [no such word in Webster's
Unabridged] horsewhips, Ac., by coward
ly ruffians, who took that method to intimi
date them. But we never saw anything
of the kind, and it had not occurred to
us that, in the enlightened State of Iowa,
and in the town of Independence, such
an occurrence was possible, until on Mon
day evening, the 25th ult., as we were
going up Main street, towards our resi-
dence, we were foully set upon by Mr
Thomas Sh*rwood, proprietor of White'* '""J. IT' 7.7
h. HI
Hotel, who, horsewhip .n h«d, gare us ,horler ml
several pretty sharp cuts about the ahoul
The circumstances whioh led to this
brutal and cowardly attack were simply
these :—We published a communication,
in our last issue, under the head of Chron
icles, at which Thomas the inn keeper,'
as Mr. Sherwood claims to be the person
whom the Chronicler means by that ti
tle, takes offense, and demands to know
who the Chronicler is. On this wise
On the morning iu question, viz. the
25th ult., Mr. Sherwood entered the Ea-
gl* office aad, i„ rather a pompou. man-
ner, for he seeded hi mil,
I want an Eagk» 1" f?""1 ™»cl».on.
the Chronicles, or words to that affect
We remarked, that as to that we could
not tell, as we did not know all the par
ties therein mentioned.
The D—1 you don't," jaij| bo, [Oh,
Thomas, how could you swear before the
great conservator of public morals
what other Thomas is there that [bad
grammar, Thomas] keeps an inn in this i
town but myself °Ut
We remarked thai ,we^e. ac
quainted, and therefore Could not tell.
Well, said he, if I can find out who
wrote that article they'll take it back or
thre'll be some fun in this town. For I
never kept a saloon in this town. I uev-
i,«J n i i i ia
on. of our citizens, who is Tory slen-1
thor of the Chronicles. Not getting much I
satisfaction in this direction, we suppose
shpile." [That Celt must have been part
Well, Monday eveuiag eame, and, our
day's work being finished, we wended
our way homeward and when about half
way up the street toward White's Hotel,
or the White House/' as it is familiarly
called, a friend called us aside, and told
us to look out, as we passed up the street,
for there was danger ahead. We told
him we were not afraid of any person
that there was a man in Independence
mean enough [a doubtful compliment u
the great bur-beg pardon-bird of lib-1°f
case, and commence proceedings I kagle, lest their deeds should be re
I i ®, offeuce that we were conscious of having I
u n U n -v i i i k u i
e o v e O e a w o n s o e o v e a s e
But, alas how soon we
the —rr~
settled. At the uncle s sugtreaiion, the were doomed to disappointment! [Even ,. ,.
•nt with him Ui ihe jletropoiitau Bagles are not exempt.
toretl, and bade him good night.
It chanced that Mr. Jenkins had 1 not compromise not finding that war- .* j«». u»« r^agio must De put flown at i feet. 97
timate acquaintauce living at the hotel gentleman the old man instituted a *h*1
rti iminli iif
er asked Caleb Clark to drink, never went L, i
n 0
with him to the Bear Saloon, nor ever
i.- v
will tell you so himself."
We told him we were a stranger here
and not supposed to understand the past
history of the place.
"Weil," said he,* I should Rke to
know who wrote that article. You have
no objections to telling that, have you
We remarked that we had serious ob
Upon this he left, saying lit #o«l find i V
out who wrote it. don you know that humbuggery win..
After he left our office, (so we „e 1.- .TZ'
formed,) he called on Mr. W. A. /one,, I
d«r, light-built man, and, by threats of'"®*1"1'"8:
personal chaattoement. endeavored
i lawyei went with him to the Metropolitan i Eagles are not exempt, as instance the i .. ,"1 t—
to find Mr. Jenkins, and see if he would
searoh in all the prominent hotels, and, his sorrow, that it was a wilu oat, whose
j. finumg no such nnme on the books, con- talons were longer and sharper than his ,.
insure th.
of the fabIo who
not compromise not finding that war- .. ^I04')
p^^ed upon
th. own Ergo: be .ure you're right, then jth*'
ideatioal wtwignmg the iti dividual wiw.beie go ahead.] publish tlie truth [and ail the lies noc
fa ne ntaref the White KoM». %e e«iary] on all subjects, when the cin.ui^-
4 camomou, nwmw i eAoncu. .,ongf ,nd
•o, still apprehending no danger. He
came down off the steps, approached its
in a very friendly manner, aud said,
Unless you tell me who wrote that
Article, I shall hold you responsible, and
you are the man for me to pitch on to 1"
We replied very well," and that we
should not tell hint* u s 4|
Saidh* vou wSi/'l
We said we should not, for it was not
rulable for publishers to give the names
9f their correspondents."
With that he appeared to fly in* pas
sion, and drew from behind him a horse
whip, which had there been concealed,
and which his friendly manner had pre
vented us from noticing, and commenced
laying it across our shoulders, saying,
with a half-suppressed oath, that he
would lash us through the streets. But
we concluded not to run just then, and so
that part of his fun was spoilt,
When he had lashed us, as .£0 (ho't,
about enough, [an honest acknowledg
ment, we presume, that that much was
deserved] we took three or four steps, in
pretty quick time, ["ran" would have
Amer,c«° E»S,e-
and drive us from the town. [Umpli
reparation, does that make us any the less
a martyr to the cause of morality
Havn't we, the eagle-eyed sentinel o%*er
the morals of the people of this county,
right to grossly libel and traduce, for
arvwsiv iiuei auu irauuee, ior
e s a k e o e o o a u s e A n o n
o e e i a n y i u o A n a e a k -r i
suffer therefor, if yau can only fool the
(o «d"r
make hire tell what he knew about the "h\1TMk°f «rr8sP0-i«'"Jo
matter, or acknowledge himself the au-!
pU^'C. A"d
he went home feeling very much as the
Irishman did who attended Donnibroke i
[consult map of Ireland] Fair, that if '"'"""''"V did not contam the re
he dkl'rit have a fighl soon he should jist'
Do we live among civilized people, or
are we surrounded by Border Ruffians
Is this enlightened America or are we
in the Papal dominions, and Thomas,
the Inn-Keeper," mado Censor of the
Press? ["Thomas, the Inn-Keeper,"
nor no other person, has ever attempted
to assume such a censorship of the press
in this county, so long as that press re
frained from lying about them.]
We wish it distinctly understood, that
we are not to be driven from our posi
.' 7»rd
.. ertv] to attempt our chastisement for
any, ,,,
part of a certain class to put down the
n in
proprietor sitting out on his front
steps. Apprehending no danger
.»i/uinn:uuiui uu umiuci, W6
whe we W(ire d,J[r0(,it
him, he beckoned us to stop, and we did
out of his reach. He did not follow up,
but passed around the corner of the
house to the east door, where some other
man was standing, and there stopped.
Wo offered no resistance, but turned
and asked him if that was all If he
had got through [Under the circum­
know what he may have io reserve for
us! But we give him due notice, that
we shall not quietly submit to any further
vr u- .• A stranger from the Last who whnes
We handed him toe paper, and, after .. ..
.. i sed the transaction, remarked to a bystan
some farther conversation, he remarked i„. ,, n ,r
,i u •, i(,er» well, now, that is brutal! Your
that he considered himself slandered bv I v ...
society here is nearly as bad as u is in
Kanzas!" [This seems to indicate
that the Eastern man came from the
West. Under the circumstances, how
ever, a reversion of these cardinal points
is excusable.}
a glorious thing it is to
people into the idea that you have been
punished for opinion's sake—that you
are a martyr to principle Havn't you
read that the blood of the martyrs is
the seed of the church and who knows
how much sympathy and support we may
get, if we only make the people believe
that the Eagle is sacrificed for its advo
cacy of morality Bah my friend,
honor bound to do. to give
... .. derstand that you were flotr^ed for tra-
[The Publio
ducmg the character of a respectable
citizen by publishing a statement whioh
ance 0
*rut i.]
""V |make a martyr of us It has been! 94 17»6, fillet head, $4 1797 rrrr
i "h,5p",d E
c*rt*ln w®
!all hasards, for their "craft w*s in dau- do.,
l,Ue°d &uhfu,,y
f*t 1tl »i
SO. W.
stances of the caso may soem to require
that we should do so, (holding ourselves
ever ready to correct any misstatements
that may appear in our columns, when
we are convinced that errors exist, but
never to give the name of a correspon
dent unless we choose to do it,) [That
chronicler must have taken an interest in
politics, observable, generally, only in
editors and ardent candidates for office.
Isn't it strange that the "tumult of poli
tics should prevent that correspondent
from writing out his Chronicle" in
ninth month," at which time he sayri
it should have been written We have
heard of foreign Correspondence,"
which bore indubitable evidence of being
written at the point of publication. W^
hare ktiown editors, who lack courage, U»
shelter themselves behind a fictitious cor
respondence, and thus covertly attack
those obnoxious to them. Whence we de
duce two axioms—1st, There's tricks in
all trades," aud 2d, What has been done
once, may be again."] giving facts, andf
nothing but facts, as near as we can as
certain them. And we appeal to this com
munity to sustain us in this course.
i I v' iii sa i
stances, a splendid exhibition of daring.] evident and alarming softening of th«
Ho said he had not 1 we do not brain] there are other strong hands and"
brave hearts who would take up the cud
gels, and carry on the war against wrong
to its final and complete triumph 1 [That!
will undoubtedly be the result. A bevy otf
moralists, whose creed is vindictireness.
and whose arguments slander, will moat
assuredly carry on a tear against
Such are the main facts connected with1 Judgment!'']
this disgraceful affair, ami we regard it'
as an effort, on the part of a certain class, A Little Di(Qcuit- iu the W«j-«xi4j
enterprising traveling a«»«nt
suppose we did lie, and refuse to make i ^ac^or7 lately made a business to a small
town in an adjoining county. Hearin"-'
in the village that a man in a remote
But we here say, and 'wish it borM ta
mind, that no personal consideration shall'
induce us to depart firom the truth. [S»W
attack upon Messrs.
and Ds-
frek8.] And that our mouth shall never
be padlocked, nor our pres3 muzzled,'
while we have life and strength to pre*
vent it! [Oh most valorous knight
Oh valiant and doughty champion
And even should we fall by the assassin'"*!
hand [a greater danger is apparent in am*
UMPH I" Cu4or ia oertaini? on otyowt*.
Our advice, therefore, totlwra who *r«
'n any immoral or unl.-iwfui busi­
ness, is to quit it, and find different em
ployment, if they do not wish iheir iniq
uities expose^- «[r"4
known Cleveland tombstone nianu-
part of the township had lost his wife,
he thought he would go aud see him,
and offer him consolation, a grave stone,
on his usual reasonable terms. He start
ed. The road was a horribly frightful
one, but the agent persevered, and final
ly arrived at the bereaved man's house.,
Bereaved man's hired girl told the agent
that the bereaved man was splitting fenca
rails "over in the pastur about two
The indefatigable agent hiicliaj hi*
horse, and started for the "pastur." Af-,
tcr falling into all manner of mud holes,
scratching himself with briars and tum
bling over decayed logs, the agent at
length found the bereaved man. In a
subdued voice he asked the man if h«
had lost his wife. The man said he had.
The agent was sorry to hear it and sym
a i z e w i e a n v v e e y i n
his great affliction but death, he said,
was an insatiable archer, and shot down
all of both high and low degree. In
formed the man that "what was her loss,
was his gain," and would be glad to sell
him a grave stone to mark the spot
where the beloved one slept—marble or
common stone, as he chose, at prices de
fying competition. The bereaved man
said there was a little difficulty in the
way." Hav'ut you lost vour wife?"
inquired the agent. "Why, yes. I
have, said the roan, but 110 gmvs
stun ain't necessary but you see ih«»
critter ain't dead. She's scooted witli
another man The agent retired.
U,»l tb«
»1.S0 1798,
U. S. Ctwrs.
—The privato collection of U. S. cents
belonging to Mr. Edward Cogan, coin
dealer, of 48 North Tenth Rt.. I'hiladel
phis, was disposed of on Monday even
ing hat, amongst his private friends and
the coin collectors generally. The fol
lowing are the prices of the finer and
scarce descriptions :—A fine Washing
ton cent, of 1791, Isrge eagle, flO ox
»°«i'«™ly die of the Washington cetit.
out by the pubhcal.on r702, S28.60 178S. wreath, very fine.
»ber.y cap, fine, »7.M
J79*, remarkably fine. 94,06
thick die, fine. 82,50 1705, thin die.
do., 91,60 17 6, liberty cap, very fine,
been i 94 1796, fillet head, 94 1797, rrrv
quite perfect, ft,SO
'"form-, 1799, very fine date, but not quite per
down at feet. §7 1902. very fine, $1,65 1903.
1804. do
., 92 1800. extremely fiat\ 83.00.
1830, very perfect, (termed bull head,)
94. Many oth«r cents reali/od v^rygov!
prices—makteg total of •itS.AS for
»7 cents.

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