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terms or tax dahy wtnmu
mAaeaate, i&3 for tarae sanuu.
In antwer te the Idmyra Whig, we have on
ly to remark tt.t our report wat exactly cor
rect, with, potsiVy, one exception: Mr. Ma
bn way not have referred to Quincy in the
connection reported. Tho Whig accusca ut of
teitrirg to. cultivate "hoatilitict" between Pal
myra end Hannibal; but it doot ao unfairly,
We merely reported the speechest it was no
fault tf ours, if the bare report bed inch ten
dency. Ai journalists, it is our business to keep
people informed, o fr i praotioable, upon alt
subjects of e publio nature. It was for infor
mation thet the ipeeehet were reported.
Instead of the remark of the tpeekcrt being
wlirepreiented, either in letter or spirit, end e
dittortod report uted a pretext for a "scur
rilout article," the misrepresentation i on ilie
other tide; it ie the editor of the Whig who mis
repretente ue. In reporting the speeches we
were eatreraely cartful to be correot; end, leav
ing people to drew their own conclusion, we
made very few comments, and thoie, not "tcur
rilout," but conciliatory. It it the editor of the
Whig who ii endeavoring to promote hostility
to "got up a war." Instead of random asser
tion, we call upon him, In justice te ui, to
quote a tingle sentence from our paper in ref
erence to Palmyra or any of her citit cnt, which
he brendt et "scurrilous."
What we object to mott strongly, it, that the
editor of the Whig writet en article well calcu
lated, and apparently designed to lend to "wsr
and at the tame time attemptt to make ut teem
te be the aggre ttor.
We admire the town of Talmyra too much,
and have too muok respect, at well at liking for
her cttiient, to write a "scurrilous article" about
ihe plaee or the people, er any one of the peo
ple. Capt. Devit, of the Fmy Bat, request u to
correct an error, in regard to hit physieing the
'I'hoyi," laat Sunday. It it hit custom to
throw all the jus in the river, if any there be,
when he goet aboardi and he threw the jug
overboard in this instance, promptly, upon itt
For the Journal
Ma, F.oiroa i ,
The following j ou mny rely upon et bung
substantially true ,
Oiliest Sunday, Mr, C, of Halls county,
came to tliit city in charge of I've wsgont and
teams one driven by himself, the other by a
negro man.
Mr. C, having taken jut enough of tho "crit
ter" to viake him want more, applied to e well
known whisky -veiling establishments but the
proprietor could nut te hired nor persuaded to
fill hit jug.
C besought in v.iln several persons to Inter
code for him, or have hi jug filled.
The negro wna anxious to drive or., but C.
declared he would not leave Hannibal till Kit
jug wav filled.
At last, a shrewd, fun-loving Yankee, ap
parently more drunk than C, tinggcred up, end
proposed to take the jug "around the back way"
and fill it. IIo starts I, but walked to unstead
ily, that C, fearing he would foil and break the
jug, pursued him and took it from him.
C. tried again te get tome one to fill it, vow
ing he would not leave town till it wat done
But hit appeal wat still ineffectual.
Then turning to the Yankee, ho stood the
very picture of offended, drunken dignity, he
asked if he would do it.
"NoP wat the indignant reply.
After some perfusion, however, he relented,
and, taking r!.c jug, went to the pump attached
te one of our liverv italics, and filled it with
"pure cold water."
C. received the jug with joy, and, throwing
the skirt of hit coat over it, ttepped briskly te
the wagon which the negro wat driving, and
ttored it away tafely I but returned wiih ano
ther jug, which he insisted on having filled.
After tome hetitatien, the Yankee filled it, at
he did the first.
This being deposited alto in Ihe rrgro't wag'
on, he wit ordered to "drive up lively" and
C , mounting his hrrse, cracked his whip end
drove effin a most joyous mood.
At the negro was "into the trorct," und had
been instructed to keep before, the wagon
were, no doubt, some dUtrnc from town before
C. found cut the joke !
I should have remarked that C. proposed to
"pay for the ticker," but the Yankee gravely
abserved, "It is the Sabbath; we do not stll lick-
At file PiofmyrtT Whit,
rturt fto&o stmno-AAixiitil JtfnutAL
We observed in last Monday's edition of the
Hannibal Duly Journal, somewhat lengthy
account of a Plank Road meeting held in this
pl.ice on Saturday, the 80th of A pril. Now ei
ther the Editor or Reporter of that paper hadn't
hit wilt about him when he wai here, or else
he mado a statement which he knew wat incor
rect. Tray, Mr. Editor, will you be good
enough, to tell ut who tpoke In favor ef a plank
road to Oulncvl You say It wai Mr, Muhtn.
s s is w i .1 ) ...... II I
now jur, Marian saw no aucn inmgjnoroiu
any person tay one word upon that tubject in
that meeting. If you have eny doubt, to far a
Mr. Muhan it concerned, you can call on him
and learn tho faott from hit own mouth. At to
the pretext iiiiod upon by tho editor, for the pur
note of ncrnelraliiiir a scurrilous urtiule unon
tho people of Talmvra, homily, the declaration
by Mr, mil, that tlicro was Hostility in ratmy
ra against Hannibal, we think it a very wek
one. If we understood Mr. Trait richt, he ne
ver meant to include the more liberal-minded
and sensible people ef Hannibal emong those to
whom we reel healility. nine cuiior of the jour
nal includes himself amonir the narrow-minded
and prejudiced few of Hannibal, we cannot help
it. v a never plaoed him there. It he eliooscs
to take up the gauntlet for them, and run a till
airainst the peoplo ef rulmyra, and the cnternn
set f Palmyra, he can indulge hiinelf to the
. , . . . . . .
very np 01 ins venr. e wun mm a most
abundnnl harvest, and a rich reward of glory.
We, however, shall eo on our way a usual, for
the masses of the people of both places have too
much tense to relieve any such thine, even
though paraded in it alios by the editor ot the
uann.oii lAuiy journal.
We are at lota to divine why the editor of that
paper should have inserted such an article in
his columns. Doet he mean it at a declaration
of hostiliiiet on the part of Hannibal? Why
that would be a most unequal contest to engage
in, A daily, a tri-weekly, and three weeklies
egainst one small weekly paper. Hat the edi
tor no delight to pats away hi time In these
weak piping times or pcaoor Have the honors
the nomn and circumstance ef vlorious war
dsiiled his eye end cVcured his mental vision
so that he must netds Ret up a war with usr
Rut a little time sinco the editor of Hannibal
buried the hatchet, and smoked tho pipe of
peace with their Quincy nelchbers. Scarce has
that truce been made, 'ere the shrill blett of
war blow in our ear. The litigious fury ha
made our friend "fierce and truculent," and
c up a unarm with u.
I . .1 t i it j .
discovery; but ho did not understand tho jokes' '""J - c,rt "WW" anKntr Vou
,11 fcnou-.'"
ur;rru lum on to
Borneo on this fiOth Mav, on which day
Hubert vri replaced on board by tho alter-'
ir, making th perioa ol (tetention ana
mnrltonmenl eliht day, and for tlili hit
suit brought in the form of an action
n trvspas lor assault, onttery, nna una
ImpiNunmeut, the damages being laiU at
14.000. . .
Thi h i nim wai reorasenita ov mciiri.
Petiigru and King, the defendant by Altor
ney Oenetal Uayne, who had been charged i
Wltn ine rtKe vy iiie tsinie, envi sv
P. Duller, C. U. Memmlnger, aud I2lwait
McCrendy, as vreclal counsel. Although
in form 'an ordinary private action lor
lamnges.it Ii known to ail that Uifl case
involves and de rends upon Uia comlltutlon-
nlity nnd validity of th level M o(
South Caiolinit rclullng to Ilia colored ica-
men and Immigrants, ana specialty the act
of tho 19th December, 1335, under which
Sheilir Yatei acted In this matter. This
test quetion wns submitted nakedly and
simply, ns tho tuhstantiul facta of tSe case
were admitted without evmtncoorconicsT,
nnd it wai also admitted that the sheriff
luid all icily pursued the couno prescribed
by our Inws.
The cuso was orenod briefly by J. L
retligru, Cq , who nad tho pleadings. The
declaration was in the ordinary form, aped
lying the facts of the general Ixsue, and
also a special plua admitting the act alleged
o a trespass, and setting forth In juMtilii-a-lion
the several acts of South Cnrolinn, oi
the dubject of colored acninen, from I7D4
to 1935. To this specinl plea the pluintitf
entered a replication, "tc in junVi ui,"
and upon this Issue was joined. The points
indicated as those chit fly relied on by tho
pluimlfT are the Commercial Convntti
bt.twccn CJicat Uiltain and the United
States, of the 3rd July, 1310, the IUn:r-
rrocity act of Congress of the 23ih My
1S30, and the rioclnmathm of rrvshitnl
Jackson, issued in conformity to thueawloxt,
on the 5ih October, lb30.
Tor the defence, Attorney Gen. lliyc
nfier producing a wltnesi (Mr. Kanapaux)
to prove that uoberls wai n iirgivtiu,id m
similar brief statement of facts .vkV relet
ences. The defence was bused oi the fl-
DTXini TtiiinK nvatml AiW ral llil"ejknAv.M
Vpuin we ay, we haven particular f.omachj Aasembly of this" Stao, which, tl Con
or a I'Kht-w wear no glovet in our cap, we vnil!n0tt of our lc M,vt, Wl, wm Me-,.
Hon. G. Torter left this city yetterday, for
hoae, intending to return in a week or ten days,
to remain permanently. Said an old Democrat,
the ether day "The coming here of five men
like Forter, would be belter for the permanent
interests of Hannibal, than the building ef a
hundred houses."
Buildings arc being put up, and other im
provements going on, en Sixth and Seventh
streets. The grading of Sixth street proceeds
The supply of steamboats has been pretty
good at our wharf this mormnr. The "nice
little" pscket Greek Slave, patted up at half
past ") o'clock; the Granite State, about 9 o'clock,
frem Pittsburgh, heavily froigVed for the up
country; end hut, but not leatt, came the "charm
ing" Kate Kearney; the came ''walking ihe wa
Ur like a thing of life, well freighted. Suc
cess to her.
taroe Hoom, Hannibal, He.
We invite the attention ef the traveling pub-
lie to the openine; of thit new Hone. The
proprUtor makes tall nledire, (tee hit advrr
titemant,) but we feel assured he will fulfill it.
He hat atsociatcd w ith him in the coaduot of
the house, wen of experience and ability in that
line. In connection with this Hotel it a larce
Livery Stable, and we may add that from the
town there is a fine plank read to ride upon.-'
For tumraar amusements, Hannibal hat many
Attractions, tuoh at good fishing and hunting in
the vicinity, and tdoatant drives into a beautiful
and welt cultivated country. Rtpublioan,
13tn. ,
"Torn;" said an acquaintance et hie who met
him oa the Winae House steps last evening.
' "Tom, whom did ycu say our friend B. mar
MWU fee ttartled lty thousand dollar!
I forge'. hr c-vier na--ve. ncinca'i J. we
The Illostruteit New tays:
"We have often heard extraordinary anec
dote of the memory of man who could com
mit Irjt poem by neari on rearing tncni ouco
read, and the like; but when the dryness of the
suhjoot is taken into consideration, we cannot
remember unv instance more singular than that
of IItrr von Niciiblin, the celebrated German
scholar, who was once a clerk in the Bank of
Copenhagen; in that oep-teity he gave proof -or
tho miraculous power of his memory, by res
taring, from recollection alone, the wnole con
tents ol a leaf in the bank irtger, which tiaJ
been lost by fraud or accident."
Boy are sometimes endowed with remarks
bio memories. The Keen family, of the State
of Texas, cnuted of three girl and a boy
the latter only four yeara old. They were all
tilting round the fire one evening engaged in
telling how far back ihey could recollect.
One of tho girl recollected when ahe had "a
doll that winked with both eye." Another re
collected when the was "a little baby at the
breast and Nancy tickled her foct." Johnny
Keen, who was the last end least of them all,
said he recollected "w than that"
"How wnV" said all the girl in a breath,
'Oh! t recollect ihree week afore i're born,
and how I cried aU the tnne for fear I'd I
Lime for Sale !
1 have lime for sale, of a
Fine White Quality.
And will suit It
Very Cheap for Tush,
At the lime kiln formerly occupied by Pat
rick J. Wills Hill street, Hannibal, Mo.
myU'53d3m JOHN G. GERRY.
' taa"rTviRtisn3
First insertion, I'lve Cents a Line
Koch Insvrtioo afterwords, Tao and a Half Out a
liae. ;
Adwrttacoxhta will lie p'lbl.alitd ftoei ait taNnH
alaye at T Ci; a I.lna (oi tarh liiMrilon.1 !utint
have other matter upon which we can employ
our time, and what little talent we possess, more
profitably. We hopo to 1ms uhle to turn that
time, ami our paper, to bolter occonnt than
fighting battle in which there it no profit nor
honor gained. . If, however, the editor of the
f tv their dates, by which nil mny bo
found, (7th Staiutc at Large) 20ih l)o
cumber, 170 1 ; '20th Decern twV, ISO; I'Jtlii
Dcoember, 1S01 1 IStli December, riHUl;
ITttt DtcumbiM-, lSll'd,'20th Dccembor, lS'ivl;
Hannibal I), ily Journal shall porsivt in inakin,; j '211 Dtcumht-r, V2'2 ; 'JOth Di cemher,
tlatvineiii c.i en ateU to Sntiire us wiih our
neighbors, ho shall take the liberty occasional
ly ef correcting him. We will do this kindly,
and without any feeling of "Aosfiiy." We are
snre that we never nourished an unkind feeling
to the pe.jde of H inmbal in their collective ca
pacity. We are rriccd at iheir prosperity,
end gratified with their spirit of enterprise.
All that we stipulate for, is that we may be per
mitted to da our own business in our own way;
and we have ycl to learn that the perple of Pal
myra are less willing or less able to engage in
matter pertaining to their own interests, than
the pcDple of Hannibal.
From the Chattrston Courier, Apnl 9.2.
tat law at Cltret eeastea la toaia Carolina.
The cam ol Reuben Roberts t. Jeromluh
D. Yates, E-q., sheriff of Chat lei ton dis
trict, was brought up yesterday by content
before Judge Gilchrist, ns in a special term
of the United States circuit court, Judge
W'ojne having been again prevented from
attending. Tho case "was disposed of in
quite a su nmary manner, the facts Icing
all admitted by agreement, and no argu
ment cutcird into beyond a necessary state
ment on t ich Kide. A the name of Reu
ben Roberts will perhaps be transmitted to
fame in connexion with the further pro
gress nnd discussion of his cae, we mention,
for the information oCall concerned, that
he is a full-blooded negro, now about twenty-four
years of age, although apparently
much oldor. (It has been often remarked
that negroes wear their age better In slavery
than In any other state.) He is a native
of Nassau, In New Providence, an Islauci
of the Bahama group, and was lately a
cook on board a British schooner, the Clyde,
Captain Bethel, which vessel arrived at this
Srt from Baracoaon the 10th MaylS53,
a that day the sherifT of Charleston rl!.
trict, as directed by the law, (A. A. 1S35.)
boarded the vessel, arrested the cook Rob
erts, and confined him In jail, where he was
detained until the vessel vrai ready for sea.
The accordingly was fleered for
15.235 m December, IS.": and 10th De-
ccmbcr, 1S35.
The defendant, in ttddition, refers fwrins-
tiuY.aiton nnd authority to the t:i of Cuv
press of 2Sth Febiuary, 1S03, concerning
"lha importation of certain ptons into
certain States" (2nd United btntes at
Large, 205.)
Tnufc facia and reference having been
submitted without argument, Judye Gil
christ briefly charged the jury that ihe pvi-v
ttou of the cane called upon htm only to'
give his opinion without argument or 'r en.
son. He considered the acts of the State,
under which the defendant justified, as valid
and constitutional, and under this direction
the jury A. II. Hayden, Esq., foreman
accordingly brought in a general verdict for
the defendant. The plaintiff submitted, in
duo form, a bill of exceptions to the judge's
charge, and the case will accordingly go up
to the Supreme Court of the United States.
The questions Involved, and the eminent
array ol counsel that Will appear beforo
that august tribunal, will make the case an I
object of interest aud altraction, although. A
of the final result we need not say that we.
entertain no doubt.
From the Ohio Organ.
Tatter Xatatw ea tae Xalae Lew.
An organisation has been formed in England
to secure the legal prohibition of the lienor traf.
lo, The association it called the "United King
dom Alliance for the suppression of the traffic
in all intoxioatlng liquors.' Gentlemen of in
Alienee In various rrte ef the Kingdom hove
deolared themselves in favor of tho measure.
Father Maihew, the venerable and revered epos-,
tie ef temperance, who has spent the best ener-t
gies of useful life In the use ef "more! ua.
ton," eoaes eut boldly for legal prohibition.
We wsh the friends of pure, unadulterated, un
mixed moral suasion would read and reflect up.
en what their greatest champion says. Here
we have it from ene of our foreign exchanges '
"With npture I hail the formation efthe
"United Kingdpm AllUneo fvt ihe fipprendon

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