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HANNIBAL, MO., THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 3, 1853.
VOL. X-NO. 22'
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THX MAIDEN'S CHOICE.
A young maid tal by her collage itrr,
A eeeuiilul maid at Ihe dawa uf dnyt
Her aeelni fill Id I. upun hit tone
For her heart and her thouf till were far away,
Wlien a sober old a-aner cam. up ihe dell,
A wooer wlio.e hope,, one would think, war few)
flat a maiden heart la a puttie to tell
And ihouth old hu face y.t lilt coat wa.newl
Oil) a young mald'i heart la a putr.lt to tell,
And though old Jiia face, yet bn coat new
Tin wooer he save her 1 wl.tful look
And luful, too, ware the word, he aald
Wall, merry .lie tans, Ilka a raiuraer brouk,
And tl.yed with her need I. and knotted the lhread
Ha .poke of the ring and the wedding chime)
He preMed her hand, and he bended hi. knee,
And he begged and Implored her to ru tub tihs !
" No, go and a.k my mother," ..Id .he)
' Oh, Ha It roureelf, my darling," Mid he,
No, go aad a.k my mother," .aid lie.
Scarce Into the hauee bad the wooer gone,
When a young man leaned oc'r a neighboring eille,
Aad aad we. the look that the youth pal on,
Aad playful aad gay wa. the maiden'a .mile,
Pray, who I. till, carle that cornea here to wool
And why at your aide doea he talk .0 freel
Mu.1 1 a.k your mother, dear Mary, tool "
No, Harry," .he whi.pered, you mu.t a.k e !"
I'd better go In, your mother to Mel"
"No, Harry, no, no, you mult kneel and .k Ha."
There waa walling one morn it the village church,
Wailing and weeping, and word, of wo.
For the wealthy old wooer waa left In Hie lurch,
The maid had gone off with a younger bran.
Warmly Ihe aua on the hedgerow glowed,
Warmly It .hone on the old farm gale,
And wild was the laughter upon the road
Aa Harry rode off with hi. wedded mate!
lit! ha! he cried, ho! ho! laughed ho
They may wait a long while ere the bride they aee.
The Husband's Present ;
AITOBY FOK THE NEW YEAR.
It ws a bitter cold niglil on the 24th of De
cember. The snow lay deep upon the frozen
frround, and the bright moon, riding half way
up the bright heavens, lent crystaline lustre
to the scene. In the high road, a short distance
from a quiet, reposing village, stood the form of
a human being. His garments were scant and
tattered, by far insufficient to keep out the
biting frost; his frame shook and trembled like
the ice-bound boughs of the weeping willow
that stood near him, and his face, as th moon
beams now danced upon it, exhibited all the
fearful footprints of the demon Intemperance.
Poor, wretched, debased he looked and such
in truth he wr.j.
Before him, at the cr.d of a neatly fenced and
treliised enciosuie, atwud a sins!! It
was tlegant in its simple neatness, and just such
an one as the humble lover or true comfort and
joy would seek for a home. The tears rolled
down the bloated cheeks of the poor inebriate,
as he gazed upon the cottage; and at length, as
he clasped his hands in agony, lie miirinurcu :
'O, thou for.d home of my happiest days, thou
lookest like a heaven of the past, Ih'iicath
thy roof I was married to the idol of uiy soul,
and within thy walls God gave mc two blessed
children. Then peace and plenty were mine
and love and joy. My wife Uod bless her
.gentle soul was happy then; and my children
may Heaven protect them laughed and
played in gleesome pleasure. Gladness sinilud
upon us then, and every hour was a season of
Ibliss. But I lost thee, as the futd loseth his
.own salvation 1 Six years have passed since
th demon I took to my heart drove us from
your sheltering roof. And those six years!
O, what misery, what agony, what sorrows, and
what degradation have they brought to me and
my poor family 1 Home, health, wealth, peace,
joy, and friends are gone all gone! O, thou
fatal cup no, I will not blume the it was I
I who did it! Year after year I tampered with
thy deadly sting, when I knew that destruction
lurked in thy smiles. But, but,' and the poor
man raised his eyes to heaven as he spoke, 'there
is room on earth for another man, and will Lg
Within the only apartment of amiserable and
almost broken-down hovel, sat a woman and
two children, a boy and a girR The cold wind
found iis entrance through ehMl'd crevices as
its biting gusts swept through the room, the
tnother and her children "Touched nearer to the
few embers that still mouldered uportlhc hearth.
"The only furniture were four pour stools, a
Tickety table, and a scantily covered bed; while
In one corner, nearest to the fire place was a
Jieap of straw and tattered blankets, which
served aa a resting place for the brother and sis
ter. Part of tallow candle was bunting ypoii
Hhe table, and by its dim light one might have
een that wretched mother's counUnance; it was
Jiale and wan and wet with tears. The faces of
ter children were both buried in her lap, and
the seemed to sleep pcacelully under her pray
At length the sound of footsteps upon the
now crust struck upon the mother's ear, find
hastily arousing her children, site hurried them
'to their lowly couch, and hardly had they got
beneath the thin blankets, when the door was
opened, and the man whom we have already i his lips quivered, 'I have been poor and degra
een eazinrr on the nrcttv cottage, entered the ded, deeply steeped in the dregs of poverty aud
place. With a trembling, fearful look, the wife
t?azd into her husband's face, and seemed ready
'to crouch back from his approach, when a tear-
drop upon his cheek caught her eye. Could it
be, thought she, that that pearly drop was in
truth a tear? No, perhaps a snow fl.tke had
fallen there and melted.
Once or twice, Thomas Wilkins was on the
point of speaking some words to his wife, but
at length he turned away, and silently undressed
Itimself; and soon after his wearied limbs had
touched the bod he was asleep.
Long and earnestly did Mrs. Wilkins gaze
Upon the features of hrr husband after ho hud
fallen osleep. There was something strange in
Itia manner, something unaccountable'. Surely
i had not baan drinking, for his countenance
Ihad none of that vacant, wild, dcmei.iac look
that usually rested there. His features were
rstliCT sad and thoughtful, than jtlerwic; and,
O, Heavens! is it possible? a smile played a
bout his mouth, and a sound, as of prayer, is
sued from his lips m bile yet he slept I
' A Ja'nthopeviketVe misty vapor of njipTooch
iog morn, flitted before the heart-broken wife,
Put she could not jrrasp it; she )iad no foimdi
ttafl for it, and with deep groan she felt the
linntnm pass. She went to her children and
rew the clothes cfosolv abo.it then: then alia
knelt by their side, aud after imprinting upon
their chocks a mother's kiss, and uttering a fer
vent prayer in tneir behalf, slie souglit the re
pose 01 her pillow.
Long ere the morning dawned, Thomas Wil-
kins arose from his bed, dressed himself and
left the house. His poor wife awoke just as he
was going out, and she would have called to
him, but she dare not. She would have told
him that she had no fuel, no bread, not anything
with which to warm and feed the children: but
he was gone, and she sank back upon her pil
low aim wept.
The light of morning came at length, but Mrs.
Wilkinsliad not risen from her bed, nor had
her children crawled out from their retting place
A sonnet of footsteps was heard from without,
accompanied by a noise, as though a little sled
was being dragged through the snow. I he
door opened, and her husband entered. He laid
on the table a large wneaien loar, a small par
oel, and a paper parcel, and again he turned to
ward the door. When ha next entered he bore
in his arms a load of wood; and three times did
he go out and return with a load of the same de
scription. Then he bent over the fire place,
and soon a blazing fire snapped and sparkled on
the hearth. As soon as this was accomplished,
Thomas Wilkins bent over his children and
kissed them; then he went to the bedside of his
wife, and while some powerful emotion stirred
up his soul and made his chest heave, he mur
'Kiss mc, Lizzie,'
Tightly that wife wound her arms around the
neck of her husband, and, as though the love of
years was centered in that one kiss, she pressed
it upon his lips.
'There no more,' he uttered, as he gently
laid the arm of his wife from his neck; 'these
things I have brought are for you and our chil
dren;' and he left the house.
Mrs. Wilkins arose from the bed, and trem
blingly examined the articles upon the table
She found the loaf, and in (he pail she found
milk; one of the papers contained two smaller
bundles, one of tea, and one of sugar, while in
the remaining parcel she found a uiee lump of
'O,' murmured the poor wife and mother, as
she gazed upon the food thus spread before her,
'from whence these? Can it be that Thomas
has shim them? No, he never did thai. And
then that look ! that kiss! those . kind, sweet
words I (J, my poor, poor, poor heart, raise
not a hpp ht mnv onlv fall and crush thee!'
And she wept.
Atoiiiei,' at ll.i; ii-.otscr.t pn' her arm. who
raised himself upon his elbow; 'Mother, is fath
'O, tell mc, mother, did he not come and kiss
me and little Abby this morning?'
'Yes, yes, he did, he did!' cried the mother,
as she flew lo the sido of her boy and wound
hcr arms about him.
I That mother could not speak; she could only
press her children more fondly to her bosom and
;ween a mother's tears upon them.
I Was Lizzie Wilkins happy as she st her
-children down to that morning's meal? At leaRt
a ray oT sunshine was struggling to gain en
trance to her bosom.
Towards the middle of the afternoon, a re
tired sea-captain of some wealth sat in his com
fortable parlor, engaged in reading, when one of
his servants informed him that some one was at
: the door, and wished to see him.
'Tell him to come in, then,' returned the cap
tain. j 'But it's that miserable Wilkins," sir,' said the
iservnnt. '. ,
'Never mind,' said the captain, after a moe
Iment's hesitation, show him in, Poor fel
low,' he continued, after the servant had gone;
I 'I would like to know what he wants. In truth,
Chi1' hi,n-' ... ' . . . .
I. Vith trembling ahd downcast, look, Thomas
Wilkins entered the parlor.
'Ah, Wilkins,1 said the old captain, 'what has
brought you here?!
The man twice 'attempted to speak, but his
Uart failed him.-i :
'Do you come f of charity?'
'No, sir,' nuietly returned Wilkins, while his
eyes gleamed with 'a proud light.
'Then sit down, and out with it, said Walker
in a blunt but kind tone,-, -r
'Captain Walker, .commenced the poor man,
as he took the proffered seat, 'I have come to
ask if you still own that little cottage beyond
'Is it occupied?'
'Is it engaged?'
'But why da you ask?'
'Captain Walker,' said Wilkins in a firm and
manly tone, even though his eyes glistened and
disgrace. Everything that made life valuable I
. have almost lost. My wife and children have
unftVt-oil and O! God onlv knows how kannlv!
I have long wandered in the path of sin. One
after another the tender cords of friendahip thuf
used to bind me to the world have snupped asun
der my name is a by-word, and upon the carlh
I have been a foul blot. But, sir, from hence
forth I am a mk J Up from the depth of its
long grave I havo dragged forth my heart, and
love still has its hotne therein. I swear to touch
the fatal cup iu uiorej and while in my heart
there is life, my wile and my children shall suf
fer no more fair the tins they never committed.
1 have seen my oii .employer at ine machine
shop, and he has given me a siluiioii, and is
anxious that I should ooie back; ana, sir, he
bus been kind enough to give me an order in ad
vance for necessary articles of clothing, food
and furniture. To-morrow morning I commence
'And you came to see if you couldt your
cottage back again to live in?' said Capt. bilk
er, as Wilkins hesitated. , ,
'Yes, air, to see if I eon lair it ot you,' re
turned the poor man. 0 ,
Wilkiris, liow much can' you male at your
business?' bluntly asked the old captain, with
out seeming to heed the rruuest.
.ii . .V . , a
-iiy employer is going to pui me on JoD WOfK,
sir, and as soon as l p-el mv hand in. 1 can easi
ly make from twelve to fourteen dollars a
'And how much will it take lo support your
As soon as I get cleared up, I can easily get
along with five or six dollars a week.'
'Then you might be able to save about four
hundred dollars a year?'
-I mean to do that, sir.'
A few moments Captain Walker (razed into
the face of his visitor, and then he naked I
'Have you pledged yourself yet?'
'Before Uod and in lny heart I have) but one
of my errands here was to get you to write me
a pledge, and have it made to my wife and chil
dren.' Captain Walker sat down to his table and
wrote out the required pledge, and then in a
trembling . but bold hand, Thomas Wilkins
Wilkins,' said the old man, as he took his
visitor by the hand, 'I have watched well your
countenance and weighed your words. I Know
you speak truth. When I bought that cottage
from your creditors six years ago, I paid them
one thousand dollars for it. It has not been
harmed, and is as good as it was then. Most of
the time I hare received good rent for it. Now,
sir, you shall have it for just what I paid for it.
and each month you shall pay me such a sum as
vou can comioriaoiy spare until it is all paid.
1 will ask you for no rent, nor for a cent of in
terest. You shall have a deed of the estate, and
in return I will take but a simple note and mort
gage, upon which you can have your own
Thomas Wilkins tried to thank tho old man
for his kindness, but he only sank back into his
chair and wept like a child; and while ho yet sal
with his face buried in his hands, tho old man
slipped from the room. And wlicn ha return
ed, he bore in his hands a neatly covered bas
'Come, come,' the captain exclaimed, 'cheer
up my friend. Here are some bits for your
wife and children take them home; and be
lieve mc, Wilkins, if you feel half as happy in
receiving my favor as I do in bestowing it, you
are happy indeed.'
'God will bless you for this, sir, exclaimed
the kindness-stricken man; 'and when I betray
your confidence, may I die on the instant !'
'Mick to your pledge, Wilkins,' said he, 'and
I will take oare of the rest,' said the old cap
tain, ns his ffieitiltwuk the basket. 'If ycuhave
Itime to-morrow, call on me aud I will urrange
As Thomas Wilkius once more entered the
street, his step- waKht and easy.bright
light of juyousness shone in every feature; and
as he wended It is way homeward, lie felt in ev
ery avenue of his soul that he was a man !
The gloomy shades that ushered in the night
of the thirty-first of December, had fallen over
the snow clad earth. Within the miserable
dwellinp- of Mrs. Wilkins there was more ofc
comfort than we found when we first visited
her; but yet nothing had been addd to the fur
niture of the place. For the lust six days her
husband had come home eyery evening, and gone
away befort daylight; every morning, and du
jring that time she knew he had drank no intoK
licating beverage far already had his face begun
to assume the stump of its former manhood, and
every word he had spuken had been kind and
affectionate. To his children he brought new
shoes and warm clothing, and to herself he had
given such things as she stood in ' immediate
ueedor; but yet, with all this, he had been tac
iturn and thoughtful, showing a dislike of all
questions, and only speaking such words as
were neoessary. The poor, devoted, loving
wife began to nope. Ana why should she not?
For six years her husband had not been thus
before. One week ago she dreaded his ap
proach, but now she found Jierseljf waiting for
him with all the anxiety of former years. Should
all this be broken? Should this charm be swept
away?1' Xight o'clock came, and so did nine and
ten, and yet Her husband came not.
'Mothef,.' said little diaries, just as the plpck
trUPtf ifJWee"'8 ' "TC Swskcncd frsss a
dreaitay slumber, 'is npi this the last night of the
yearW ., ',
'.nd!,dp you know what I have been dream
ing, 'dear mother? I dreamed that father had
brought ns New Year's presents, just the same
as he ured lo. But he won't, will he? He's
'fio, my dear boy, we shall have no other
ircseijt tlirin food; and even for tliat we must
thank dear father, There, lay your head in my
The bov laid his curlv head once more in his
mother's lap, and with tearful eyes she gazed
upon Ins innocent form.
The clock struck eleven! Ihe poor wife
was yet on her tireless, sleepless watch I But
hardly had the sound of the last stroke died
away, ere the snow crust gave back tho sound
ot a footfall, and in a moment more her hushand
entered. With a trembling fear she raised her
eyes To his face, and a wild thrill of joy went
to her heart ns slio saw that all was open and
bold only those manly features looked more
joyous, more proud than ever.
l.izzie, said he, in mild, kind accents, 'I am
late to-night, but business detained me, and now
I have a tavor to ask of thee.'
'Name it, dear Thomas, and you shall not ok
it a second time,' cried the wife as she laid her
hand confidingly upon her loving husband's
'And will you ask me no questions?' continued
'No, I will not.'
'Then, continued the husband, as he bent
over and imprinted a kiss upon his wife's brow,
'i want you to dress our children for a walk,
and you shall accompany us. The night is calm
and trarquil, and the snow is well trodden. Alii
no questions I no questions) Kemembr your
promise !'- 0
Lizzie Wilkins knew riot what thie all meant,
nor iVii rh think to care; for anything thut could
iCciiie her husband smi would haw a dona with
luasure, even thougn it nau wrencnea ner very
oart-strings. In a short tune tho two children
were ready; then Mrs. Wilkins put on such ar
ticles as she could command, and soon they were
in tho road. The rftoon thone aright, the stars
peeped down upon the earth, and they seemed
to smile upon the travelers from out their twink
ling eyes oT light. Silently Wilkins led the
way, and silently his wife and children followed.
Several times the wife looked tip into her hus
band's countenanccVbut from the strange ex
pression that rested there she could inuke out
nothing that tended to satisfy her.
At length a slight turn in the road brought
them suddenly upon the pretty white cottage,
where, years ago, they had been so happy.
They approached the spot. The snow in the
front yard had been shoveled away, and a path
led to the piazza. ..Wilkins opened the gate
his wife, trembling, followed, but wherefore she
knew hot. Then her husband opened the door,
ana they were met by ihe smiling counten
ance of old Captain Walker, who ushered 'hem
into the parlor, where a warm lire glowed in
the grate, and where everything looked com
fortable. Mrs. Wilkins turned her gaze upon
her husband. Surely, in that greeting between
the poor man and the rich there was none of
that constraint which would have been expected.
They mt:l rather as friends and neighbors, What
could it mean?
Hark! the clock strikes twelve! The old
year has gone, and n new, n bright -winged
cycle is about lo commence its flight over the
Thomas Wilkins took the hand of his wife
within his own, and then drawing from his bo
som a paper, he placed it in her hand, remark
ing as he did so :
'Lizzie, this is your husband's present for the
The wife look the paper and opened it. She
realized its contents at a glance; but she could
not read it word for word, for the streaming
tears of a wild frantic joy would not let her.
With a quick, nervous movement she placed the
priceless pledge next her bosom, and then, with
a low murmur, like the low whispering of some
heaven-bound angel, she fell into her husband's
'Look up, look up, my own dear wife,' ut
tered the redeemed man, 'look up and ni.il e up
on your husband; and you, too, my dear chil
dren, gather about your father; for a husband
and a father henceforth I will ever be. Look
up, my wife. There! Now, Lizzie, feel proud
with mc, for we stand within our house I Yes,
this cottage is once more our o-,vni and nothing
but the hand of death shall ngain take us hence.
Our eood, kind friend here will explain it all.
!() Lizzie, if there is happiness on earth, it shall
henceforth be ours ! L.et the past be forgoUeu,
uiid with this, the 'b"-T"";j of n new year, let us
commence to live in the future.'
Gently tho husband and wife sunk upon their
unccs, clasped m each oilier s arms; and cling
ing joyfully to them, knelt their conscious, hap
py children. A prayer from the husband's lips
wended its way to the throne of grace; and, with
the tears trickling down his oged face, old Cap
tain Walker responded a heartfelt 'Amen!'
, r i .... . .
v r ive vjnars have passed since that happy mo
ment. Thomas Wilkins has cleared his prettv
coftagcronPll encumbrance, and a happier or
more Depicted family does not exist. And Liz
zie thlt 'geMle, confiding wife as she takes
that sHnple paper from the drawer, and gazes
again anil najn upon the magic pledge it bears,
weeps teals of joy anew. Were all the wealth
of the 'Indies Viourcd out in one glittering, blind
ing pile" ot hyr feet, and all the honors of the i
world added hereto, she would not, for the
whole counties sum, give in exchange ouo sin
cle word from that pledge which constituted her
.' From the Tulmyra M7iig.
LEt IKE AUGEAN STABLE BE CLEANSED,
Mb, Editob l )
The fjojiticiil Elements, for the past week, have
been in a perfect ferment. Never in the histo
ry of Palmyra, hos there been such rejoicing on
the part of the whigs, and upon the part of the
unterrified democracy has there been such long
land doleful looking countenances. ou arc
jaware, JVIr. Editor, that this state of things has
'arisen from the uniooiced ior fact, unit !ui once
in fifteen years the Legislature has elected a
whig President and a majority of whig Direct
ors in the Branch Bank at this place.' 'l itis pla
ces the whole and sole control of tho Bank in
hands of the whigs. And here it is proper to
pause and reflect upon what it is best for the
whigs to do. For the last fifteen years they havo
been manfully buttling lo get at least a fair r:p
rosentation in the Bunk; but never until the pre
sent time, have they been enabled to oecomplish
their purposes. (Manyaihanks to Messrs. Moss
and Martin, our representatives, for bringing
about this new stute of things. I Some of our
ffiends have thought this a naif stroke of 'poli
cy on the port of the whigs, and give as a rea
son, that the Bunk is in an unsound condition
that it will at the winding up prove to have
'.been on unprofitable concern and that the
whigs, as a party, will have to shoulder the
whole blame of its mismanagement. For my
tolf, I take the reverse of this proposition, end
say that it is the imperative duty of tho whigs,
now that they have got possession of the Bank,
to martih boldly and fearlessly up to their duty,
and act without fear, favor or affection to any
man; and if they find that the bank is in a fail
ing condition, (a tiling I do not bcljeve,) it will
become their duty to take such steps as will see
cure as much of tiie people's money as possible.
And in order that everything may be carried on
faithfully and as the whigs must shouhler the
responsibility, whether it be for good or evil, I
propose that an entire new set oi omcers be put
in. from the Cashier down to Notary, I go in
for a clean sweep, and say, as 1 have headed
this article, 'Lot the Augean stable be cleansed.'
It is a welauinenticated fact, and the histojy of
the Palmyra branch establishes it, that the bank
of the State of Missouri an 1 its branches has
been prostituted to the basest of purposes. The
hank was chartered and brought intj existence
for the benefit of the whole people, but instead
ot the original object be in,; carried out, it, has
been made a party institution, and to subserve
party tricksters. It has Lean made so by the
dominant party. Aud all thai the avlua can do
will le to take charge of it, and save what is left
of (he people's money, for it is now reduced to
a moral certainty, that the present bank can nev
jrj- be je-eaharttrcd, I have taken some pains lo
ascertain pujilic, opinion upon the propriety of
raoking .ajean sweep' oj. the fleers in our
.bank, aniFwith one excrrniin amongst the whigs,
they entirely agree in the propriety of the mea
sure; and he w ished Col. South retained because
he was a clever fellowi a good citizen, and an
efficient olficer. All this, Mr. Editor, I grant.
J But let me ask, is that the w ay democrats do
hen they get into power? Are not Dr. Grif
fith, U. S. Ilrcfiver; L. P. Hallack, U. S. Reg
.iater j Wm. Carson, U. S. Mail Agent; It. II.
Lane, Postmasler, all clever fellows? Ain't
they pood and efficient flicers? And don't you,
Mr. Editor, and everybody else know, that ere
the ides of March shall puss, thry will be re
quired to 'walk the plank,' and give place to
'good democrats?' And w hy is it, that all those
whigs have to give up their offices? What of
' fence have they committed? Why, thry did not
, vole for Mr. Pierce for President. That, in
the eyes of the democracy, is enough to make a
clean sweep of all whigs; and vet 1 am told Col.
South ought to be retained. I should like that
some friend would give me the, reason why he
should be kept in, ui.d nil the rest turned out.
I should like to know what great services he
bus rendered the whig party, Inat he should look
for a moment for support Irom them? Sir, for
one, 1 hope no whig w ill so far forget his fealty
jto his party as to vote for him. My opinion
about the mailer is, that Col. South is the very
first man who ought lo be made to walk the
plank, ond I will give my reasons for it. He
lias been in othce ever since the bank has been
established in Palmyra, drawing very large
salary. In fact, he has grown plethoric oyer
'the flesh pots.' Aside from his salary, ne is in
easy circumstances; whereas Hooton, the Clerk,
and Rush and Lipscomb, the Attorneys, and
liowcr, tne Notary, are in want ol the ouices
jfor the support of their families. Humanity,
therefore, would dictate that if any one man jn
the bank ought to be made to give plape tp ano
ther, that man is the Cashier.
Will the policy of the ner Directory be lo
jinakc the rich richer, and the poor poorer? No
(.ir, I kpov it will not be so, The spirit of the
age forbids it. Then let us not make any invid
ious distinction let us turn them all out. Don't
' let us make fish of one and flesh of another.
I They ore all opposed to the w hig, and the
.whigs ore opposed to them. Then why should
I we have a whig Board of Directors, nnd demo,
'pratic officers? With the same propriety, Gen.
Pierce, the President elect, had as well keep in
.office the present cabinet officers of Mr. Fill
niorc. What wjH democrats of Palmyra
i think of their President, if he should retain the
present olliccrs? Sir, iie would be ut-ouuuccJ
las a renegade from the true faith in less lhan
Some of my democratic friends have lately
tmade the discovery that Col. South is the only
man in the county who is competent to dis-
cnorge ine amies oi ine oiuce i ir, I have my
eye upon one who is pre-eminently qualified
a man, too, in whom the people have implicit
confidence. He is a whig, too, 'as is a whig.'
1 1 as has withstood the buffet ings of the political
elements of North-East Missouri for the past
.thirty years, and like a pure piece of metal, the
.more he is vscJ the brighter he shines. I shall
therefore take the liberty of bringing his name
j before the Board, as a candidate for the Cashier
ship. That person is William Carson, Esq., at
'present U. S. Mail Agent,
j It is proper here for me to soy, lest I might
.be misunderstood, that as far as Col. South is
concerned, 'there is nothing extpuuated or aught
set down in malice.' 1 treat the matter simply
in a political point uf view, and what I think the
whig party owe to themselves. For if any dem
ocrat is to bo elected, I should most assuredly
choose Col. South in preference to any one I
Should I think it necessary, you may hear from
The following pointed paragraph we extract
from the 'Editor's drawer' of Harper's Maga
zine. It may 'hold the mirror up to nature' to
some who read it : i Ji ' t
Nothing so much vexes a physician as to be
sent for in great haste, and to find, after hli or
rival, that nothing, or next te nothing, i : the
matter with his patient. We remember an 'ur
gent case' of this kind recorded of en eminent
English surgeon :
He had been sent for by a gentleman who
had just received a slight wound, nnd gave his
servant orders to go home with all haste imagi
nablp, and fetch a certain plaster. The patient,
turning a little pale, said :
'Uood Heavens, sir, I hope there is no dan
'Indeed there is,' answered the surgeon, 'for
if the fellow doesn't run like a race horse, tlio
Wound will be healed before he can possibly get
back I' .
Petitions for tha runctment of the Maine Li
quor Law from the following counties, were
presented: Howard, Saline, Marion, St. Louis,
and Clny. . .t
A communication from the GoTernor vetoing
the Canton and liloomficld Railroad liill wss
read, and ten thousand copies ordered to be
printed, and Tuesday after the second Monday
in February, made special order for its consid
erntion. Considerable discussion ensued.
The mestftge was characterized by Hays and
others, as a high-handed measure.
Messrs. Halliburton, Jackson and Stevenson
sustained ,hr) message,
' , .
Cvfu roa KuYsiiiL.s. Ihe Salem Obserr
er givrs the pubiio a cure 'for this distressing
disorder, from which he has been a great s ador
er. Hu says, "A etmple poultice made or cran
berries, pounded fine, aud applied in a raw
state, has proved in my onse, and a number aly
in this vicinity, a. certain remedy,' In hit
case, the poultice was applied on goine 14 bed,
and the net moridng, to hU rurprisje, lie found
the WUraruaU'irt rwttrly fre; and in two days
Uie was as well as ever.
Front thi Glasgow Titt.
pAJLBCAD AXSt, '
Ma. Garta j t
In consequence of out position, as dealers, (q
Land Warrants, we hare heard much specula
lion, and some inquiry, ip relation lo the mod
of lringing the lauds in this State, now suspend
ed from sale, into market. : We hate hot been
able lo furnish an answer salisfartory t oiir
selves, and consequently addressed lion. Joba
G. Miller, on all the points which were in doubt
and of general importance to Ihe jiublic; Mr.
Miller's reply ia very explicit, and we consider
the subject ot sufficient interest to request yoa
to make it ublie in your nest paper. !
W. F. Biacn & Sow. x
WasmnoTOK, Jan. 1, 1853.
Msirt. W. F. Birth if Sew - . -
Gent: Your favor of the 13th December
was received a few days since, and I avail my
self of the earliest leisure moment after an in
ter icw with the Commissioner of the General
Land Office, upon the subjects mentioned by
you, to reply to your inquiries. . r.
The time at which the Land Ofllcsi in If Is
souri will r.gain be opened, is as yet uncertain,
and cannot be fixed until Ihe Railroad Compaq
nirs shall have made their selections under the
act of the last session of Congress. Ne lands
which have been withheld from sale tinder aa
order of the President, or of the Department,
can again be brought into the market for private
entry or sale, until thirty days public notice
hull have been given. Such is the opinion of
the Attorney General aa expressed in second
pait of "The Laws, opinions and instructions."
page 125. Such is the rule pf the Department,
and, as I think, a very proper one, for it aflbrde
all persons an equal chance to make their en
tries. Under the act of last session granting
lands to Missouri for Railroad purposes, "the
sept ions and parts of sections or land, which by
such grant shall remain to the United States,
within six miles of each side of said roads, shall
not be sold for less than double I he iniBifpun
price of publio lands when sold, which land
shall from time to time he offered at publio sale
to the highest bidder, under the instructions at
the Secretary of the Interior; and shall not be
subject to entry until ao offered at publio sale.
a no uriruiniuttiiuii ui mc? .aicsiueBl waa Uins
months notice, must precede such publie sale,
You also inquire whether bounty land War
rants will be received at their par value for the
lands reserved to the Uorernment on each aide
of the roads. If these lands are sold when of
fered at public sale, the purchaser cannot pay
fnr iVtom with warrants, but must pay the mo
ney. If any of the lands s offered ore not otd,
they may aiier wau! U Cr.Urd ill lid
at double the minimum price, with warrants at
their par value. For example: a forty acre
tract may be entered with an eighty acre war
rant, or an eighty with a quarter section war
rani, .. , v . ..;:
Very Respectfully, , , ,; u ,.M
Your obedient servant,
Joan G. MiLLla.
"I niGHST!" Pitch i. ih tr. maalual lha mm TEfV.
SIN," or ot th two Crw wanto from wMck kldnrml.
Thu la Hat lDi6ant aud apamfriat fUlaaf IM tra Inscstlra
Fluiil, or Oattrlc Jotce, prepared bj Or, I. 8. VicMma, a?
Philadelphia, from lha fourth atouaek of Die Oi, fur Um tare
of tndlcoMtnaj aad Dmwaia. Ii la Nature's owa laasa f 1m a)
unhealthy atowath. No art of um c.a equal tu taratlr potty
era. It render, fool ratins pcrfeetlr tmalateM ltk kcaMh. faf
nc ainra or tas ux, tu another put or una paper. 1 '
7 ; f't
A nenno la St. Lout he the ame of Mr Lea. aaVtlnfks ta
eruualntra' with the iatrnlirauof thte eelefcr alee aMfieloe, a4
wrll tniltur Ita treat eirtnee, ha. anewuira aoamhrac Kka
a covnteriVit. He adopt. .peetaMM aaeer, as 4 telle aa, tnka,
pn.iva.iBl none of the prnp-rtm of tb- ofttjrial, la an arlrei
iierrwiit In tor)ara paper wlllne foaod the tatter of Dr. Brau
nn thi. enlT. Kverjr one trill aret vita. M, (hot the Doctor
pour, the rape" lino thie fettoVerrnweieoe ttlta. rare .i.m
flll. We learn from Uie St, Looia !, Uiu Brwi a Lini
ment tllll retain. iutVaerrrd popularltr. The entlra Mle.de
rtng the leM year amove! le auoe t tat minion teniae- AH uf
the rt hoiiar. in the rtty, eeriirr to lit treat aartlltnfdii Sue
lem Wnalv Adroeate, MartM, leM. . , .
ee MTerutrment in another com ma. .
N. R Since the .bora era. tent It M far pan xt riot, sre
And that WcLEAN that It IbrrtitokM mt la Uw dlteoreeer at
Mr LEAN'S CELEBRATED VOLCANIC OIL LINIMENT,
No wonder lha Muitih men art try lug ta ran hit Malattal
tliwa they fear Ita locieaalnt ponwUrtty. It ta cenaJajJ a
better Liniment, because it kat perforaw4 reatarkaMe carta, a
let Mustang Liniment . had failed. See lire adTartiaaaKat la
enoth.-t column, sad Judft far pearaeleea. . aart
joiia TiuriBTT. jaaat e. a'rante.
i TR1PLETT. MTADIN it CO.. .,, r.t
Commission end Forwarding Merchant
X. 10, ComaaartUi Street, . . ,
(sSTWlt.t TINK A WA.SHIM9T0N ATSB0S,)
ST. LOUIS, MO. 1
Dealers in Hemp, Pork, Lard, Bacon, Hour, Grain, aU.
Cth si! varices made oa consignments for sale ' '
jan27 J here, or to our friends Sauth er fUJ. Sal
Liquorice Vastt. , r
VtrTK will keep ou lianil during the season, a supply
KVV of genuine and pure liquorice pasta, which we
pledge ourselves to sU tower as ta pnee, aoel sypoe
good terms as to time, ai any house in the cily. Wf
will warrant me quaiiif, ana tl H nott a five aaii.
faction, it can ba returned, and we will refund the ate
lier, ana pay cost of transportation. Apply to ;
uii'J0-3t. JAMES O. BRIDGES. , '
oi 13ERTH0UD fc SON, Planters' Warehouse.
CAPPING THE CLIJIAXl
HAT AND CAP STORE R. lUna.b.r;
wheit can be luunil lha largaxt aad beak aaaarte
meat of hats aud caps, tsabraciog, ia part, the fuUof I
FASHIONABLE HATS. ,
No, 1 fashionable silk bats. --'
No. 2 , do de da i i: ;;.'
tin. 1 otter, fashionable shape. . ,
Do de Inch crown. 3 kri ' '5 '
- iuU da da u .. . .'i.a .i
Angola hats, dirferem styles. ., -
fcOi'T IIATM. u
Kosuth lists of all qualities anj style,
Hough aad KeaJy d do
wool luu, u it nut, for "ate w by.
flush capt, all sly Us aad qualitwe.
hifi't antf rJbjs cloth Cps. '
Mil's jMid boys' cloth tp.
Meu't S"d boys' 111 it K,laeU W,
Men's select caps.
: v I
Mra'a But otter teal caps.
All teinirtcu ate invited (o call anj einln fur .
" JAMES Y. MUKK1S..
tysja Street, Jnurib door fioia Md,. ...
' t '.
CI H A M PAG N E, of tartjus brands, ut received aod
J lur sute by July i i. A. INaLtai fc CO.