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k d bid r M VOLUME 1. CITY OF HANNIBAL, MO., AUGUST 21, 1851. NUMBER 51, WESTERN UNION. ... . . main FIRST AND ". Oi l ICE ON BIRD STRKET, RF.TWKKN TERMS OF THE WF.STKIIN UNION. IN ADVANCE, $1 50 If not paid within Six Months, $2 00 RATES OF ADVERTISING. The following are the rates of Advertising in the n am. inn i linnprej; l n... .n.r. r I? In,. nr I.... insertion, one dolUi t each .ubsem.ent Insertion 3) cents. Cards not exceeding sm lines, per year, fit. One square per year, without alteration, $lilone four III ol a column, $15) half a column, .Mja whole col umn .io. All notices, except marriages and deaths, will be charged as advertisements. Attached lo the"W:sTKRN Union'' ofllce is an ex cellent BOOK AM) JOB OFKICK, where ill Job, Book, Pamphlet, Card, and other Printing, is executed witlmeatness and dispatch, on favorable terms. Agenti for the Western Union. W. K. Btorer, Memphis, Scotland Co., Mo. Wm. N. Penn and W. B. Twyman, of Paris, Mo. K. H. Buchanan and John A.Uuarles, of Florida. Thomas F.. Thompson, ol Palmyra. Wm.O. Young, of New London. J. I,. Canterbury, of Mexico. Mr. Blakcy, of Clinton. George Bourne, of Barry, III. Postinastera are requested to allow us to add them to the list. The above named gentlemen are authorized to give receipts lor money due the" Western Union " Ollice. Traveling geul. Mr. J AS. li. GARNET I' is our authorized Traveling Agent. Agent In 8t. I.oilta. James Trabue,firm of Trabue fc ns, Commission and Forwarding Mer chants, N. W. corner Pine and Commercial streets. TO BUSINESS REN GENERALLY. All kinds of POSTERS and BUSINESS CARDS, plmn or in colon, printed at thie ollice in good stylo. at low prices. Also, CIRCU LARS, BLANKS, etc., etc. THE D00IB OF THE DIRTY OFFICERS. A corv OP VERSES. See us, stripp'd of lanee and sabre, With our uniforms, too, gone, Here a-w orking at hard labour, With our prison dresses on. Look, our hair is cropp'd like stubble. Our moustaches they have shorn. You behold us here in trouble, 1 Doomed lo toil, and shame, and scorn t Here's a plight forcarck young Lancers! Here's a state for fust Hussars) "Serve you right," the public answers, Smiling through our prison barsj "Earnad full richly your disgrace is; Well it suits such brutes as you." Throwing eggs in people's faces What you see has brought us to. Second prize story from Sartain's Magazine. THE OLD OWLof the ABBEY. II V THE REV. JAMES A II HOT, Sl'oiLL ( OI.LECE, MONTREAL, CANADA. INTRODUCTION. Or nil lhe sad relios or the dark ages still to le found in England, '.lie Game laws are the worst ; because, of all the aourcea of crime, they are the most prolific Other remnants of the Feudal Tenure are frequently lo be met with in the laws and institutions of that highly rivilizad and Christian country. And although r ... .,f . natura and character ao .i.iin..nll. a. (.. lead one to wonder at their ab- surdity, and lo laugh at their fully ; yet they all like have ft natural lenuency iu orit.ii mu grade the middle and lower classes. And as these classes constitute, in every community, the great bulk of the people, the evil is the mote widely extended, and the more generally fell. Thie tendency may justly be ascribed to the as sumption of power, upon which they are bssed, to interfere with personal liberty and private property, no matter to how insignificant point tuch power, in thie age ef lhe "march of intel lent." mav have been reduced; if even confined to the exaction of homage, or in Deodand, the principle is the same. The power exists, and the degrading effects of its banslul Inlluence, even under the mildest mode of its exeroise is felt, and may be distinctly traced, in every town and hamlet throughout the whole length and breadth of the land. If tuch remarks ean justly be made upon the general bearing and tendency nf lhe Feudal Tenure, when thus considered, only in its mi nor details, the following tale, alas I too true, will go far to show, how much more pertinently they will apply to its demoralising and iniqui tous offspring, the Game-laws. SHIITII I. th "roue." In beautiful end aequestered valley, sur rounded by barren and precipitous erags, or heath-civered hills, with here and there a tuft of eopsewood fringing the dark and rugged bed of ft nsmeless mountain stream, the crumbling ruins of one of the most magnificent establish ments of monkish power and pride in the north of England, may be seen even lo thia very day. The great western tower vf lhe old church of Shap Abbey, which is still nearly entire, is II that has survived the ravages of time, and the fierce end more destructive rage of blind nd indiaoriminating fanaticism. In its present ruinous condition, there it atanda. aa if in croud defiance of the fell de stroyer's further efforts, moment of pictur . is 1 1 .1 1 . ...llal .annftinilv .que granoeur ....... -;j"7 when oonirasieo will! me run. "u uo.ui..i" - i.. h... m.,ri., ih. fair face of lhe ereen val- ley, or with the wild and roraautio scenery ..ii.ii """ .... ... Neither Kirkslall nor Uownest Abbey, si though much more ..ten.lv. ruin., bec.uj. In eaoh of them con.iderabl. portion of Ih. uody of lhe church elill remain., oan wen oe .aid 13 'nradaml." from "Dr-us, iod :and dais," lo l. "L;::"".0?.' . - . or u (he lord of Hi. manor, hi. .eiiiu'f nlsllvo 1:). r.meH Hi. deaili of a human urtns. I setiieiiiner rUr.; r.".:, . utwu i -2"y l in. lu.ln. oui 111 amy m..i p' lail, nt His bum foi ciui4il s ctilkl 10 tsili : ! bo superior lo Ihis, either in point of erchiteo tural design, or in beauty of finish, or even in ;inagnilude, if we may judge from the tracee of 1 i- . ... ..ill ... vurrc.uiiuiii fumuii. w. n mwii n.v viiii iu be seen, My Isle, however, has hllle or no connexion with lhis anc e.,1 Abbey, lurlner I mn thai the scene of Ha lies wiihin'.he manor that belonged to it in the palmy days ol iti original power and splendor. Die boundary ol hie manor is I Lolnemni, vaguely and cnriouslv defined in the royal charter under wliicn H was hrlL, enny . . . . . . . . joS which has been preserved and handed down .to tii. Acourding to Una singular document, its limits extended as fnr aa the great bell of tlus very tower, that yet remains, would be heard. And though the bell lice long since ceased to toll, other landmarks, of a less du bious and indefinite character, have been cslnb lished, and manorial rights over Ihis immense tract of land have fullan into the profane hands of the heretic, who treats with utter neglect the precincts ol this once holy sanctuary. The little brook, already mentioned, wiucli generally, in soothing murmurs, like soft lousio, windt He devious way llirougii llie intricate mazes ol the fantastically shaped rocks, now hiding snd anon obstructing its sparkling cur rent, on the melting of the snows upon the mountain aides, or after heavy rains, changes its character into boisterous and uncontrolla ble torrent that "Boils, and wheels, and foam., and thunders through." On such occasions, the ford across this brook, a few miles lower down, at a place called Rose gill, becomes not only difficult, but dangerous, unless particular attention be paid to the exact path along smooth ledge ol limestone rocks s even as a cut atone pavement ; suoh caution is the more oecesssry.as this stratum dips up the stream at considerable angle with the horizon, o that when the water is in the turbulent state I have mentioned, the slightest deviation in that direction would carry a horse beyond its depth while on the other hand, tins ledge is abrupt ly broken off. forming the verge of fearful cataract, down which any benighted traveller, unfortunate enough to pass so near tl.e "force," as it is emphatically termed in the locality, as lo be caught within its sweeping influence, is hurled down to immediate and remediless de struction. The ford was in this dangerous state one dark and rather tempestuous night in the month of October, IS , when Tom Smith, one of the boldest and most resolute of Lord L 'a game-keeper's, who had been more than ordi narily active in apprehending poachers, left his house to go over on horseback to an appointed pliice of rendezvous, where a few friends of his, as determined und resolute aa himself, had a greed to meet him on the first tuspiciout look ing night. The arrangement had been made for the purpose of apprehei diiig, on the Alley manor, one of the most desperate gangs of poachers that had ever been known in all that part ol the country. "Beware of KosegiM Fold, Thomas," said hia wife, aa he vaulted into his saddle at tho door; "but you will see from Dobsou's shop windows to get solely through. "Yes, if they are lighted," said the 'keeper,' carelessly, and to suolhe her fears, which he saw were much excited, he then added, "1 would play at blind-man's buff in the middle of it, if the 'force,' raged vti'h ten limes the fury it dots to-night : this biting frvst has hushed its roaring a little, or we should hear it more distinctly." But he was addressing himself to a heedless listener, for he had touched a chord that thrilled with ninre fearful forebodings throileh her trembline frame. "The flood ia furious," she said lo him, and her voice faltered aa she spoke ; "but oh I be ware of those terrible Dobsons." "Thry will have In beware of me," he re plied, as his wife handed him his light fowling piece, which he slung across his broad shoul ders ; "they will have to beware of me; for, if the rasoals are unearthed and the bait Fve laid I think will have brought them out il will be strange if the old fox and all his cubs should regain their cover. And my name be Tom Smith, but some on 'em shall have ft hard scratch for ill" His head was turned a little to one s ide as he said ihis, ana engni nou oesoneneu not ... ly the confidence he felt in his own prowess, in any other, but in ft desultory and disjointed but the pleasure he anticipated in that night's j manner. But 1 must give specimen, partially adventure ; it was indeed esteemed by him like divested of Ihe broad patois, unintelligible cx life from lhe dead. cept in the locality which we have been descri- 'Good-night, sweetheart I" he added, in ft jblng. more affectionate manner and ft kindlier tone, "Ned, did thou hear aught about the bluck but not less gay withal, as far, at least, as met smith when thou look Hogshead's web home the eye and the ear j "good night ! thy brother and bis wife will help thee to beguile the lone ly hours till midnight, and if I come not then, wall no longer lor me, as is 1 quite unttiimii when I shall return." And lie galloped on to wards Rosegill Ford. c 11 a r t e a ii. THE DOBSONS. It will be necessary for the full development of my tale, that the leader should be made ac quainted w ith the Dobsons already alluded to. 1 .... n . . . t r .1.. ..1.1 These Lovsons, men, cuaii.ua i utu msn and his wife, ihrte sons, and a san-in-law, as one of the gang was called, in virtue of his marriage with ft base-born daughter of the old woman. What this last one's real name might be I cannot tell. I never knew. It hardly, however, could be Dobson; but al any rule, he was always counted and considered as one of . . 1 1 f , ,:.:. iiii ! These weie sotta vooe ejaculations, address Their ostensible mode of obtaining liveli- , musings than to those .- hood was by weaving the homespun of he ",,". Ineiirbberhood.both into linen and inu woolen cioins; . lhe latter ol me very coarsest ue.ciipuun, u ln nc, r :.. u,in ,aUel, ftoln U,e wiry ,7 T , u . l:i ,1,. .-..- . fleece ol the fell-shesp. while lhe luriner waa much finer, sometimes fit for the lawn sleeve. ;lephanl. of . menagerie go by, was fr BM.n r . i .l,nn 'ed to death. He jumped back m frighf, ran, ol uisnop. , , . , , , ... , ,1 shop.1 Wliy, Pussy! what can tie silnnla .list se Has fnr'" X isffli'eT '(Kd an.,n.imi wiiii her d'u'l krinw," sli ld; ""' ' wl11 do '"' ,ny '"w" ',,ee,;.,1;n ',,,. , . f. 11 r..r noiiiim ei.' I ik,. u. l...w Hi dimly wife "l a haidwofkms riiriimr -..i.k...l....l 1I1. nuilliur of Hi. Hi.iwa 01 ..alll.le :."r Z, ,,;,. .r., ,i...rnndmi.iiic-. m i.n.d KiiMiLunuah. 1..111I 1 riiatwei'iiruf Bitttaadi r" "J:.,.r..",.tr.ui. SS? a. eiinHii .1 of aTt-wir .fsuHiy es. ike r i,.,,.,.. r iim Blale. b'hil Honor. 01 me maw. Their (hop, containing four or five loom., 'stood upon Ihe very verse of the rivulet al iready adverted to mure than once, a little above II ill I.'.. .1 ... . iiu.riu uru. r rum uu. .nop, ft uoor opened upon rude loot-Undue, thrown across from a rock jutting out into the bed of the river, near- .ly hall-way Irom the opposite aide it wa. i nothing more than the mall trunk of a tree, fattened u litllo upon the upper aide. i his bridge, although the only approach to it, in one direction at least, was throuah Dubson'a . i shop, and allhough culutructed oslensib v fur ! ... ....!,, .. ,. . . . , '. ., , jlhe benefit .of his bnsine.s. and the convenience lol Ins employers, was freely open to all who did hot aend their woof to his rivals. Il'how- . miini uv iraue. lliev Were I . 1 .. 1 . t .1 , also molo-catuhers by rrqMion,and the reader guc wi:ai eise mey were uy prao- hen, as always happened at ft particular r weaving uiismess was ....v., m imiii inn aiiogcuicr, mry nau re- couresto their calling, and made frequent and distant excursions into the manors and parishes which they had engaged to rid of these obnox- nous vermin. ll was ulways in the night that they return e i fr. ai these excursions, laden with the downy spoils of Iheir underground enemy; rt rrrtVrn, Sllnll. ! I.f H Ilia ..,,.il ..... ,!.,. ... r ,..,,,,,,, 1., given sometimes by the old man himself, of the contents of Iheir well-atuffed wallets. He seem ed anxious lo impress upon the minds of his auditors on such occasions, the idea thai, with me exception ol lew necessaries, under lhe comprehensive and undefined tl talrta, those said wallers were filled with mole skins. Vel some ofDobsonVneighboiirs, ill natured ones no doubt, would still persist in the belief that these, ttcalrrat, comprised other things besides these necessaries, and of much more value than the mnle-skir.s This rude and simple bridge was narlicuarlv convenient on such occasions, the more especi ally as the manors and parishes they were con cerned with, were all situate nil the other side of the brook. And it was even hinted bv some thai il had been originally constructed more lur secresy loan convenience. On the evening alrea'ly mentioned, when their daylight task was done, Dob.oii's shop was lighted tip as usual, but the busy shuttle was neglected, and at rest. And in its stead, the scraping and scouring of screw gillie, i f such cuuning and curious construction as lo be capable of being converted, in moment, on sn emergency, into ft harmless walking-cane, the mending of neta and gins, the filling of slu t bugs and pouder-huriis,8(c., bu.ily and cheerily occupied all hands. The old man, I ca'l him so, more to distin guish him from the rest, thsu from his age, fur ul the lime I am now alluding to, he was not old nt least, he would not have been so es teemed by any one whose locks had been thin ned and blanched by the snows of sixty Win ters ; the old man, then, to give an outline por trait of him, was rather if anything below the middle size, with arms and legs so dispropnr- lionalely long ss to give him an air of defnrmi- ly ; his luce was deeply pitted with the small- pux, his forehead prominent and lowering j his small, blue eyes, deeply sunk, with a eliglsl sinister squint in one ul them ; his eyebrows long and shaggy, and of a su::-brownd white, and nearly meeting over his sharp and pointed; nose; the colour ol Ins hair, and shapeless, bushy whiskers, was ft firey red, slightly sprinkled with gray, and altogether he was about as perfect a persuuilicatinu of inordinate conceit, deep, burning, depraved and remorse less villany, as could well he imagined. Felun was stamped upon his forehead : aud hia eons were sn like him, that, with the exception of a few wrinkles at.d the slight mixture of gray with iheir carroty locks, the portrait might well pass for theirs loo. The old man was still the mainspring of the aet. And it was his cunning, which in bis own vain conceit he miscalled wisdom, that di rected and managed the complicated affairs vf the establishment. He was seen, on this occasion, walking to and fro with arms akiivbo, questioning one, commanding another, while laying down on the iilan of that niuhl's onnerations to all : not. (however, in the order 1 have mentioned, nor this morning, eh r and be winked knowingly with one eve as he saw that this allusion lo the keeper's name, ingenious as he thought it, wis understood. . "Ay, ay! 1 ! just overheard a whisper meant for they own ear : a trap ! a trap 1" "No P thou thinks they'll go, eh ?" "Does that new scraper work well?" "He'll hardly risk the ford to night anyhow. 1 Auld deal ings mind the lights when we're -'way," This waa the endearing sobr'iiiel by ' which his poor wile was usually designated in consequence of laboring under the infirmity implied. j "See that Muzzy's well flinled and bright in side o' her!" This was his own favorite fowl-ing-piecii. j "You'ie sure they both go 10 spend lhe uight with the MwAsmitlir' well 1 Yes, I's detor mined ! Never mind ! he ahall have a lead 11 mine if Iia tinea peine ! Yes. I will I" (To be Continued.) iT5 A horse in Franklin, Cl., seeing the stopped, quivered and fell dead. This it Ihe worsl esse of seeing Ihe elephant we ever re corded. Parses HuauANns. Muesins saya thai there .,,,: urnrhl tvhera wives ere mora worshinnedlhan they are m t ranee, lie 1. uu j - .. reoret. to aav huwever. thai all the adoralioii " al from '.omebodv else's husb.nd. Indian Cruelty. A Tltnil. LIMU I.UIIIKMT, A. ........., .1 ..- Vmu liKht houie, during the Florida war. which is, phps, W0,U, recording. The light housei wat kept by . man named Thompson. Hi. on- companion waa an old negro man; they both lived iu .mall hut near the light home. One .V.ninn l.,iii. ito.b lti.w ili.on.-n.Mil - h.rlv ..' I .....j r- w . v r ...m. i,ii.un In.li.h. , .them, upon which they Immediately retreated I into the light house, carrying with them keg r, rarrymg wiiiiuiein a eg ilh the gun. and ammunition. ,4 of the light house Tl.oiop- . p . . . e . l irunnowutr. A-llh tha nllna j h mm I ho ivllulnuiA ..I III. I,,. hi hnll.a I luilnn son fired upon them several limes, but the mo- melit he would make his appearance at a win- ukaiMai unit I.I I, a it .lni.llv ri.t,ll..,l l,v rifle balls, and he had 110 alternative but to lie close. The Indians meanwhile, netting out of patience at not being able to :.. :e lhe door, which Thompson had secured, collected tiles worn), which being placed against the dour and set fire to, in process of time not only burnt through lhe door, but also set lire to the stair ease leading to the lantern, into which Thomp- 'son and the negro were compelled lo retreal From Ihis too they were finally driven by the .!.!... . ... 1.. r' I ... !l. eiicruauniiig names anu were lurceu oiiisi jo on ;ihe carpet wall, which was hot more than three feel wide. The Humes now began to ascend aa from ft chimney, some fifteen 01 twenty feet above the light house. These two men had to lie in this iijtustion. aome aevenlv feet above lhe cround. with a blazing furnace roasting them or. one side and the Indians on the other, embracing every occasion, as soon as any part of the body was exposed, to pop at them. Tho negro, incau- timisly exposing hims. lf was kilUd, while Thompson received several balls in his leet, which he had projected beyond the wall. IN ear ly roasted to death, in a fit of desperation, Thompson seized the keg of gunpowder, which ne had still preserved lo keep from the hands of the enemy, threw it into the blazing light house, hoping to end his own sufferings and de ,lrny ie savages. In ill a few moments it ex- nloded. hut walls ware too strum, to be aha- ,en mi iie explosion look place out of the lij,i 10ll,e ia though it had been fired from their gun The e fleet of the concussion was lo throw down lhe blazing materiula level with the ground, so as lo produce subsidence of the flames, and then Thompson was permitted lo re main exempt from their influence, llefore day the Indiana were off, and Thompson being left alone was compelled to throw off the body of the negro, while strength was yet left him, and before il putrilied. The explosion was heard on board a revenue cutler, at some distance, which immediately proceeded to lhe spot to ascertain what had oc curred, when they found the light home burnt, and the keeper above on lop of it. Various ex pedients were resorted to, to gel hun down; and . Hiiulty a kite wos made snd ruised wi'h strong 1 w aiae. and so tr.anreiivered as lo bring lhe line 1 within his reach, to which a rope of good size wt, ext attached and hauled up by Thompson, 'Finally. Mock, which being fastened lo lhe ui house, and having a rope over it, enabled (1B crew to haul up a couple of men. by whose aid Thompson was safely landed on terra firmn. The Indians had attempted to reach him ly means of '.he lightning rod, lo which they had attached thongs of buckskin, but could not sua- ceed in getting more limn hull' way up. CiW. Jfic. U.vriiKK Amisixu. A Boston correspon dent of tliu N. V. Spirit of the limes gives the following nuiwiing yam: 1 heard n good story theothei day which I will give you. A distinguished member w(w ln.,ju to disgorge his ill-gotten acquisi of tho legislature was addressing a temper- ,tMJIlf mt llol unti the negro had given him uuce society and he got rather prosy, hut . t0re in cash, a two year old heifer, showed no dispostiou lo "let up," though !mil fal 10j,. ns consideration lor break the nudience waxed thinner. Finally, the j,ir, tho bargain. presiding officer got ex'jiled, nml repairing ''m nbove is every word true, showing to 11 friend of the speaker's, imputed how ;1()W ,0vv heartej and suilisli are many of much longer he might reasonably be ex- ,loso w, VVOuld not oiilv rob lhe slave peeled to speak? Whereupon the friend u,(er f property; but filch from the answered he didn't exactly knowwhen ' Vs;o neirro his honestl'v ncuuiied ui.iii. The he got on that brunch of the subject hit guiieiuuy Buitu u t.i.uu 1 iixi.it " J hai II never do; rvc got 10 make a lew remarks myself," said tliu President, "how snail 1 stave nun 011. . 1 . 1 .... i,' 1, 1 "Well, I don't know iu lhe fust place I should pinch his left leg, and then if he sliouliln t stop. I d stick a pin in it." The President returned IO his seat, nild his head was invisible for a moment. Noon afterward lie returned to tho "brother" who had prescribed the "pin stylo of treat ment," and said: 1 pinched mm, and lie ilnln t take lhe Inal i...r .nl nil: I stuck nnin into his leu. and he didnt seem to care ad n; I crooked it in, ami lie kept Oil SpOUting Ul hard ns ,, V. ,1,. .1 . 1 Very likely," taid tho wag, lliut leg is cork!" ' Nothing has been seen of the .'resident sillCU. A gentleman hired nu over cute Yankee tosaw n load of wood, agreeing to pay him , . r. n i J sixpence an hour until me jnu was coin- P eled. le conducted mo Ktiigni 01 tne 1 . , . 1 1 ,. i,,r,. I 1.;..... saw to his woodynrd, nnd showed hurt u specimen of tllO proper length, It being somew hat ol tllU shortcut Stov e wood; bill L , , . , I I I I nno cute individual turned on Ins heel, tie daring, with a great oath, that"r was not finite so green us to saw Wood ns sll us I . . , that fur Hliju iirc tin Hour! "Margery, what did you do with that Inllowr Mr. Jones greased Ins boots with this inorniiiu'i"' "Please, mar in, I naked inegriuiue caxrs win. in "Lucky you oiu, Kim, 1 inouBin you nou l)o.:a. Three-fourths ol the dots ill l.ouis villo have been sUughlsred by the police More Abolition Sympathy. ( The following private letter, written from a small town in Western New York to lliB New Oiler, ni l'ii'aviii.e. imp a vcrv clear notion of the selfish hvimcrisv which , nt lhe buttom of a trrcat ilunl of the Lrc- , , . v . ,cni,od l'l"lnlliroiy ol IWlliern ubolitiolt- ism: IV It t I l. . i ni rons i ie.v i ni; i.ihu evervoouv else , ... .. .. . 1 v ',.!', ., , i T ,,!! I (IZ" uJl ... ,, i, -..,..:.-...;... i V ... V .1 , :",1,hu l,c.a.1 S'" region ol 'cw rk. I w,,.re f!"1" " ",0sl l""'"' ",C Mull of life, lliere can bo found a smart spt inkling of nbolitionisin of the nnti-bi- the first oflhese is Telegraphery, with apeak ble law iiinl constitution order. Although ing tubes for the transmissiun of intelligence lo' occasionally let-ling uu if 1 were in ail rue- tmj x c ninlru, 1 mil constrained to sav, lis lar as my observation lias extended, lliere is a helte'r state of feelinj:, even in Western New York, on this exciting Mil ert than - 'eNi,it.J a year or (wo Minos. I Hill some- tinici nnnoved, but oltener amused, at what I see and hear of the antics of the "woolv I It .1 r 1 t til , ilwxiflv " ftsi Hii-v urn liiim li:ii. v ifill(..l us mey uro uiimu.iriy cawed. 1 IB fill loWIIlL' CII'CUIIIStailrF. Wllll'll W;1S ' . , . .. T '"Intetl ,0 '10 a wgMy respectable gen- tlemnn, on inhabitant of this town, will serve to show something of tlio true spirit ul abolitionism, winch is so diabolical in its character ns to riisinist, if not alarm, the better portion of the cotuiiumitv. It is too uood to bo lost, so I send it to yo.l. hia certain pail ol the town lives tut old neuro and his wile, who came here more than twenty vent's uuo. Hv industry lie had ncot.ired a I'arm ol'al.iiut thirty acres of 1 good laud, n collllurtalile h'JJ cabin, with latmiiij' utensils, stock, itc, worth at least , ..... ? 1 1 11 ... 11 . 1 , , lllteeil hundred dollars, "all paid lor mid out of debt." Shortly ul'lcr the passage of the fiimlive slave law. he was noi.ioaclnil a cclchnted abolitionist, n man ol o .. . 11 wealth and inlluence, who bv W'w' rriire- sentatioiis, induced the old man to believe he was in d.nier of beiuir curried oil' into ai.l.VM , .111.1 l.il.iniliu .11111 11. Illllltu 1111 j possible l.a,te Ileo into Canada. "How 1 , , 1 . 1 11 . 1 1 shall I go what shall I do Willi my homo and my little properly!" were ilestiou asked ol his abolitionist. vitv isintiirstn.1 Irii.iiil 1 1,1 VU illsllliuisto l IllLIKl, tlio "N-ll out, 'was Ins reply. "I!ut where shall 1 liud a purchaser" 11 J will buy you clenn out," tjuoth Ins Irunul; "1 will giye you three hundred dollars cash down, for every thine; you have got;" mid lhe poor fellow accepted the oiler, signed lhe deed and dlivered up his all to this higher law M'ouiulrt'l. The day nl'tt r the deed was signed, the II., .....,., :..( ...1. . 1 ... ..iu ui-u, iiili uij nu, uinci v- , . " , , . . , ,. , . , lllg hia downcast look, inilliieil ol llllll the CUllse. "O" smd he, "that .IreaiUllI law, 111 11 . .1- , master! 1 liuvu sold out everything, and am going to Canada." '1 he old fellow lib- solutelv trembled from head to foot, so .1 ' 1 1 1 1- 1 ,. greatly hail Iim (ears been wrought upon; anil so much (11 1 the thought ol leaving his comlortnlilu home trouble him. The gen tleman drew from him all that had taken place, and not onlv discovurud that ho al- readv lamented what lie had done and knew not how lo undo, bill thai, although oiicu a slave, lie was iree, and had still in his possession his free papers. The matter became noised about,' nnd created 110 little excitement; and from tear ol the consequences, our very philanlhrop- :,. speculator in lands and nt-uro sympathy tct is, iho real abolitionist has got nbovo .law, anu in me ivuguagu 01 scripture, 11:1s ,.,, ,,jveii over lo believe u lie, that he m,,v bu damned. Yours truly. 11. 11. s. A PHILADELPHIA QUAKER. A certain 'Friend," whom we very well kiinw,wns lereiillv at a distant place ol summer relrent. He stepped into the posl-ollice one nioniiug, and while llieie the I'ostinasler asked him if he knew any Kng lish people stnyin;; at the lintel? "Why does thee ask?" said the (Quaker. ''lliTause,"Haid the I'oslinaster, "here are half a doen lel'ers directed lo Kugl.iud by the neid steamer, and as Ihe postage to lloston is tint paid, I cannot send .lii-.ii. II I caiiuoi mm Mie wrners 01 inem, tuey will be forwarded to the dead-letter ollice m Wash ... .1... .I....I I..II... ..ll.u ... til.. . . '"'cViVr " Ki-i-tul" looked at the biters. They were all 'double, ami he remarked, ''They appear lobe family li tleis, and no doubt w ill be most welcome if received, or may cause gicit anxiety if they should uot be." , ,., ;alll.ul h,.,, , .id the i'o,tmaver. I "Well, ran, if theo cannot; what is the post. mAx ,lmll)lc lt,lPM ,hr,.(, lllll.,r,. j "Well, here is the money I thee will please lliaik Ihe letters paid,' and send them lo Huston " And with tins injunction the riiiiu.ieipiiia Quaker " rP " pkets not quite .0 heavy a. w,en he entered, but his heart, we aio sure, a u'eat iglU.f. 1 T,;r-7 7r CtiKNiso Fox While an old man was wsndeiinis fcy h(, ,ill(.urone , lMhB ,. t ne, f the Al- moml, he observed a badger moving leisurely aloni; Hie lidgeol a lock on Ihe opposite bank. In a hllle tune a IOX C1ITT1C nn, SOU alter Wiiianiu .winn ni.iuiiru ciuse - . .. . , ., , hll,,, ,1M hmped imo the wa- ,.r. laimediately alternants came a na-k of liourMs at full speed, in pirrs.ut of ib. '. 'jo hy ;'' ;'" was lur olflloatint ibiwn the stream brrt the luckless bvn r was immediately torn to pices by the dogs. !;:, ,, u,.,r,l..nid n inhliiT otio duv la frederiek ,1B (ji w,en pie.euting him a request ol brevet of lepBlllt you say two," answaicd the prmee "I wj have you hanged " "Higii," replied I lie sol. her, I I he IllonaiCllfkllipilSCU al nis piewui:v ti nnnu, uiiiue- diatily giauted Ills request. JtNNv LlM'bas seltled ill tliooklyn lol six inontlis. St. Lotus HrriBLu an Offtcf. 1 had the P1"" day o( teing accoiopanied Ij A. B. -i"': o' .f !'." U ''..Ur.LRTblicn' ill i...mMiki .i..r. ... .:i...ati ki; , w IJ - "uense steam power presses, bruftelled bv an B"K'" "perMed by . .l.m furnace .ho.ted In cellar under tht tlrnt-to necessary have lvrn ConiiIered the precautions aeftiti.t fire. .These presses are capsule each of throwine- off Ittri Ihiiti9iit.il Oiit,i. h.l lin.i. l.li.....-k .l.l.. v . , , (u .nuvw w,,r .1 t,v..r..l n. To see their, at work, with all their in tricata and complicate machinery gives one as ""u buiuimibuib lunciiniery mv RUOd , idea ol the triumph of mind ' c" be entertained. On the fi, over roat- ih. Pni.ii.h-r'. Hiiitin mtiA M nil Hit 11 An all parts of the establishment. J; mm the Sano- tusi nu Keportera Itooin similar arrange- jUient is provided for the transmission of cop, i''0"1"' Continuing upward, you pass el- """"""y "irotign wie news noom, lhe Jlook I.. I. .1.. II 1 ... -:l 4 iuuin ins iiiuuvry, .., unill si lU"",h '"u 'J" ,!,'e,e,J "ul u'" lhe r,hm .l",,.,ihl"r J 'T. 'f !? C"y '"'.'i tfUT van wiuuni as. m 1 rtvillliK T py VII 111 11 Ul 111 .... . . D t s 1, ,l IV-.. m. . l..:..L I .... .1 .1 .. I I I. ill ... uritu unu um mini ins nouses iooa mi mere '..,ctks in the dim distance. The Republican it iha obU-st and most popular Pat.er in the citvr 'its readers are ulways served up with (he la test intelligence, full correspondence sni choioe liiiture; with its politics we have of Course fulhing to do. Mr. Chambers is on the point of setting out to Fort Lsramie, lo be present at the b' v..." "" "'" 7'l' w" "e reB" w,,n mucn "" 9""- A Sctutor D,.flKll .T . m .,. r,r.. i; of the l.ill-jm was like a fairy scene. It rsS "'" V TV! " '"".'"'"' P"ace, tastefully pa in U'U and illuminated with clitti-rinir chandelier, in ,,,. brilliant manner. Thahall. ii.. ... il .ed with pmon f both sexei, a larire portion of " w,e ''' daw-rot; lhe 'Polka Maurka to die iiitpirini; inuncola lull ami snlriulid band. Ha rritui; wa. the spectacle, llmt it was Willi the greatest Idirticnlty w rridraiiird ourselves for a few moments liom lushing nit 0 tho inid-l ul the Ihroiu;, and filially wa bioke limn all restraint, and bade defiance to the 'counsels of Don Philippe, who evidently regarded us in "1- I ' .""... .v.i.m-, miu.v liar- w.rtv"''"i.' A" way we dashed into the very mi.Wol the nreny snorts, as if with military ardor we intended to orry .he place y. "!or,l,J having secured a pair of female prizes whose " .inr-, n..i ui.wii us low aril ,ieili .,,,, ,,,., our llll((U.n ipe of excitement we inintled with the coneoure of lauuhiiic dancers. .and became ouiirlvisthe e,aye?tol'tlif gny The bright glances which gleamed ui omul 11., fiuin every female eye, were suiter than the blushes of the moonbeams? Kvery cheek a. Iludud Willi pleasuie, every lip was led with joy! The men were wild with frolic, an 4 the yoiillilul damsels intoxicated with delight. Musical Anecdote, In Cook's Musical Miscellauv. a work alminidin Willi ainimiiK anecdote and reminiscence, 11 the lol- . raw. nz capital suiry 01 a IlivJilaml inper: A Highland piper, luting a scholar lo " n i-i"-., ...., ..umiuiiu leacil, ais- J darned to ciack hi. biaun with Ihe names ofseiuibreve '""'" . cro cneis, ami quavers. "Here, Donald," 1 unit he, 'Ink' yer pipes, hu , ami eie's a blast. So. ,e.,a weel blawn, .'mleed. h,t wl.al a L,d, Doll', aid, without sense? V011 may hlatv lor evei without '"" ''' " 1 ,l'""1a ,,t" y" how the queer tliuiKS on the paper maun help you. You tee that biff i,.ow,wi' a nund, open face, (pointmc to a semi- breve, between two tn.es ot a bar) he moves alowlv ti ini llial line to Him, while ye beat cue wi' t our fi.t and ;e along blast; if, now, ye put a leg to him ye 111.1k' twa o' him, and he'll move twice as fast ; and if ye black his lace, he'll run tour times faster than the leiiuw wi' um white tare: but it, alter biarkirur his limes faster than the while- I'.io'd chap 'that itiewed In.. v..ll lioiwl ... .u h.. I... kdllll you first. Now, whene'er you blatv your pipes, Don- am, reitieinuer, tins mat me nniur muse fellows' legs are tied, the faster they'll tun, and the quicker rl ey'resine to dance." PAT AT THE POST OFFICII The following colloquy took place at an Eastern1 post otlice; I'at. "I say, Mr. Postmaster, is there ft litther fof me?" I. M. ''Who are yoii, iiiy good sir?" Put. "I'll-, meseir, Ural's who I am." I'. M. ' Well what's your mine?" I'at. An what do you win.t wid the name? isn't it 011 the litther'"' I. M. "So that I can find the letter if there ia otic." I Pat. "Well, Maty Hums, thin, if ya must have it." V. M. "No; sir, there is none ttit Mary ,a'.. Itiirns." there no way to git 111 there but though this pane ofglas?" . I'. M. "No, sir" Pat. -'It's well for ye there isn't. I'd teach ye hillher manners than lo insist 011 a ciutleinin's namei hut ye ilidu'l cit it after all so I'm aveu wid yei divil the bit is my name Burns!" Frederick Ihe Great wa always fond of die nulatinn; but at he generally terminated lhe die- ciis.iou by collaring his antagonist and kicking' I his shins, few of his guests were disposed to) lenter Ihe arena againf: hint. One day, when he was even more Ihsn usually disposed tot m argument, lie asked one ul Ins suite Why tl. did not venture 10 give ail opinion Oil Some parllCU- .... lar sunjecl It is impossible, your majesty,' wa. the re ply, 'to express an opinion before sovereign who has suoh very stroi.it convictions, and who uearl thrA thitk boots!' The following waa posted on the doer ef the Ludlow Church, in Herlfurlshir. soma lime bsck. "This is t give notice that no per sun is to be buried in this churehyard, but those living in the parish. Thus, who wish to b. buried, are desired to apply lo Ephrsih. Grubb, parish cleric." Tu a hm Ti'knix. A letter from London says, the most stupendous failure of modem days is the Thames Tunnel. Built at an enor moirs expense, it wss intended that it should become the greut aeenuo of oommuuioation be tween lha two sides of the Thames, Unforeseen difficulties, in the wsy of getting heavy letmt up and down at the enlrauoet, prevented this, and now Ihe wonderful tunnel it become pal try penny exhibition, with toy stores, grinding organs, and Punoh and Judy .how. scattered through il. D" The wife is the sun of th social system. Un less .lie attract, lliere i. nothing 10 keep heavy bodies like liusb ui.ls, from Hying elf into spies.