Independent Republican. (Montrose, Pa.) 1855-1926, December 20, 1855, Image 1

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F. READ & H.
r`,:f;oefts-, Co !'
• • iror the harp - arra, Rtpublican.
Lines ion the Death of Anna Williams.:
he has gone, the beautiful, the good,:
. Gone to that far-off ,spirit land,
mbre to dream; in j •the fbrest wood,
Of those who harejoined its mistie band.
I• , •
Hers was a mind of brilliant light 7--
A flower fair--too fail for earth. .
Tirtue'S garb of spiptiessWlite
. She died—to inheritimmortal,birth..
, rntold the sorrow of that herut •
That le;yed tier—neaten knows hOw well.
Alas! the agony when oared to - •
The tearful sigh—the last fitrewell..
Farew l ell, one of that student band,
14. : 7 4 •
That oft That oft haTe riparii6d" - these el hills";
Fare Well, thou bast gime to a better land,
- ' Ko more we shall met thee withinthese walls.
I •
les, thou husk gone, no •more to roam •
' Amid the silent shades of ereta ; - -
Death on dark - wings ltatb swiftly down, •
And borne thee home to Beaten.
arfori, 1855. •
Igiets sl(eicilecs.
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i - , ' N CAilreo, '.
:Did I tell vou-abont it Eunice ?' •
It About what''?'
'! My going to the city. wrong side outward.
What do you mean ? said Eunice.
Oh, I see you have never heard the story,
.so,l will stell' you.. TWo years agd I. spent a
erg wee;;s with .tuy
.6iends ,the Wilmots,
near timieity In the Filthily were
young. ladies who 'found it necessary to
di a great deal of shoPping . and not a little
vi itin , r in, ,
the city and of course patronized
.1 ;
the; railroad 'connee,ting their little village
with the Green Street Depot, to no trifling
extent... ' ! .
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'',Now you shall- see` what a handsome and
g itlemal:ly CondUctor wiitave on this route,'.
s i
d Bell Wilmot as hook ,a, luxurious cush-.
ion in a crowded car ,fOr the firsts miscelli
nous' trip to A
1 !
l' He is n - yy -beau idehr of a-conductor' add
e Kate; 'let the car-be ever so crowded he
lid is sure to find a place for tlte -ladies, and
n4ver objects to our- place
and carpet
bags, a§ many ill natu'red fellows, dressed in
aihttle brief.authorityi,, are apt to do ; and if
. oi'ar purses are short-, tifter shopping excur-.
signs, he often—' Kate's rhapsody was inter-
Optd by the starting! of the train. • . '
- l'.lWe whirled-on to A—in about twenty.
minutes, yet 1 had an 'opportunity to notice
tt l iat the labelled official was very .attenteve
t bur party. 's Ile opened the window which
4s swollen by danip :Weather ' at a look from \
Kite. and.orderod a, Dutchman,. smoking
meekly upon the platform.-into the baggage
car at a 'symptom of faintness from Bell. 1
could' not but acknowledge that Fanny Fern
.suculd add to her list a ' model conductor,'
taking this one for heroriginal.;
l'' Arrived otour destination, 1 was again
entertaii:ed by my frit nds praises of the va
eons Inrc•lizints ar:cl milliners they were ac-
r)stomed to patronise.7-
• r ' I always purchase silks at Weaver's they
• ale so concientious and never try to palmoff
an infcriar article upaii - a customer. At Mrs.
h'a , alle's yo? will- find a superb assortment • -
,o cloves and embroideries. -The prorietress
isll a - red need French 06untess, and, one of the
nir l
ost lady-like perSotik you ever saw,' ra. tied
811 Wilmot, ...;
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• ` And if you Wish* . parchase shoes, be
sure and :call at Mittiiil . ; ; they are io se
ecimniodating ; they 'never_ make • iry faces
'iflVou happen_to break -a string, or lose a"
c:lasp, or any other trifling accident,' added
14te.' .. . .. .
• This was - enough ;
„yet if I needed more to
. . 1
convince nie of the superior exceilence - of
these • aristocratic - shOpiceepers, that .after
o• • ,
no' ifs- observation woad. have furnished it. 1
.N? sooner did the" rich brocades, and ribbons I
the fair Misses .Wilmot flutter inside the
ddor, than every-attendant from proprietor i
toterrand boy proceeded to- don their most 1
-' • I
-talent. I
ousequious suites an ca i ,
It Was not surprising, 1 i nice. The young
vp. 7 ,41
ladies carried heavy , roes, and. were easily.
pi.rsuaded to lighter -them.. -
",The afternoon ..nlissts3 pleasantly and fa- .
114-uingly :enough in chatting and .shopping,
. Q i shaking hands with old acquaintances, and
trlYing to ' bow gracefully to • new introclue
-tiais. and on our return, amid Many exprea
siOs of satisfaction - aS our purchases . were
turol led - before Mrs. Wilmot .and'Aiint. Lu
ell:, the •gi i rls - forced :Me. to confesi that the.
A— tn - rchants and the A--.; and 0- 7 .--
. c , linductor Par surpassed any 'other in the •
.14 )own wcrld. ..
. - 1 And • it was, almost daily for the - first
fortnight Of my stay. "'.At one. time ,we t all
, e on a celebrated dentiat for some trifling
Acik.ith operation. Ile was an .acquaintance of
frill's, and - she presented. him' to Mel as •a
end. Ile was .very handsome and his * voice
a4d sraileleaptivating — to one who could- aft
- pr;eciate Musie arid sunshine. . Eunice 1.,..wa5 .
a iL i i :lazingly c pleased With :him; 1 . -Who am so.
f stidiousl I fancied him the inipersonatioia 61 4
i + ,
11 anti; - benevolence--the -head And: thol
i t—the means: and the end---fflorious 1
. tabination for those iv set up I
l arty---the 4
world' S .
_ healers and teachers.. - - 41 e itn- I
pressed' nip as one of' the few. to whom - aci- s
ehee..tnayisafely commit her priceless treas. I
. u es.siir*-that they wOuld be Used only for - 1
e blessing 'of. hunianity. .- t . t i
• Ah, . imam.:
'oiie in Corid4 I: riceived a letter from. home
p on ra ly y.
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i,ine. Totice ,thatlia,klyoUng sister w.aS abont
LO tae:a 1 este
•.' I t : W'
rn tour with a friend..
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Neiv dresses of courie are requisite,' wrOte
. my mother,' `and !-wish you -to •procurittiera
3..nmediatelv' . Then follOWed a-list of arti
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(.. es needed. - - 1 '' . .- ' •
• i' This letter had been longer thatinanal on .
• the route); that niciiiient I ithew::ltitstir.:Lib,
.amid a sympathizing:eoticlaye of Waiting Mil.
liners marveled: at' -iii long delay.; ..,...:... ::.
. The articles must be' puretuiied ihat - veri:
y, it was 4,antt.- moreover - I.:re mit
~ . alone, for. Bell and iliate had. Ont. ki'lied
vial hair tin curliPers .and\ novels tinder.
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informed my friends °tiny, deterniina- ,1
do to go -6 .4
.-:,--. . , The . young ladies '
st fled - '0 astonishment . i - --, • • • • • X lllll
Teemenow I'll'
.be et yonr serijee,' said
Bell; ' but ttOfteedai. - .Why you're crazy-e--:
lonic; at. the clouds -you'll take a dreadful'
cold --don't get satin-striped ( - isaue; it frays .
sktteettingly,' .• _ - 1 . . ' i
• i
dressed, walked to the station, a few rods I
dithint, and found-myself. hour too
-early.. 'Very, soon • the , clouds. lowered and
thterttin.fell in. torrents.. Nevertheless I ad- i
tiered. to , toy i determination the.. more stub- '
bilrnlitlest. r i ltnew :the girls would ridicule
me withoukine.rey. if - I returned: Batt look
edat. my dress and thought of .my. bonnet.
and was ;thankful that. tile old brow n' veil I
found et ifinpletkie my pocket would 'protect
the lattete„."Alif,yenautilla was of Watered silk
atii,l handstkrudy.triainied e and I remember 1
a lady tild me that water eiculd spoil it.--e.. 1
Ilhw foe ish . I had been to *wear. it. • •
i Well4Eunice, what do you suppOse I did? l'
I turned; it wrong side outward I It was lined
With elie!nsuat black muslin,. from which the
gleiss had : disappeared le spOts. I was . the
only' tkonpane of the ladle's saloon, and en- -
joved the lull benefit of a seven
- by nine look
.• I glanced in i., and seeing what a
ludicrous figure my old- veil and outer gar
ments madeeih contrast With my fine cash
mtire trav e ling dress, With its richlyferimined
barque,theidese of going to the city thor
bufghly diejOsed at once presented! itself.e-e
The skirt of my dreis was separate from the '
hod); and- I tiled lined -it.for comfort in winter
I.i .
,an old gingham dress clean • and
w °le but I -must confess itadly faded., -Well, .
I turned this' wrong side Outward also.' .•
i You don't mean to stey that you went to
the city in that style 1' kaid Eunice. • -
1' 1 - did, Bind 'enjoyed. ititiece convinced that
I ivas doing ft sensible thing. But you shall
he'ar. . Scarcely was my odd toilet complet-
ewhen the whistle sounded, and 'drawing,
th : thick Veil -tightly over my -face 1i mule.
ni -
cl t
way to the nearest car.- And now Corn
mi, need the !development. The handsome
'and gentlemanly conductor- nearly knoCked
me over in the dear way -an his willingnCs
tolpioneer e lady in blue silk with four &un
ceite a satchel, a hat Lex, a parasol and a lap
dogiiefel y Upon,. the platform. Returning,
While I stood gazing vacantly at the rows of
bat and hoot 4 before me none Of which moves. - ' 0 to relinquish s - seat in - my hchOl the '
1j )
in del condue e tor pointed Co a corner seat be
t ekn a • blaick woman with - a baby and a
white Won* with two babies.. Of couree,.f
acivifted it: and the cunning pranks of the lit
tle African Made my. hard seat enduAle..
I‘W e ll, ',readied the city and vi a M: my
way-to !Weaver's fashionable stow: The skies
were wh.eping briskly and I, carrying a blue
.outtorkumbrella, probably •did not call up .
golden visions to the eyes of the younggen
fleunin.clerks who lounged upon the Counters,
'ori sat with feet elevated at alarmingly
. acute
angles when I- entered, When'l enquired for ;
-' s t ilka,' tissueshrenedinee, any fine summer
di e se gneds ; ' - there was one undivided, stare:.
It woald take too much time to tell how,
se e strainer silks, and half cotton berages
w re first - -produced, and how' I eventually
t .z
co wince d. them- that I understood their prdp
eriquality. Suffice it to say 11. purchased
tu thing there though tempting 'articles were
displayed before me, but suited myself at a
leis pretentious est ablishment -
' Next to. Mrs. Lasalle'e I. went,whose ana
• themas upon me- for'detedting the cotton 'Wee
prjesented nie for linen, I.will'net.repeat, but
mlust say, they. Were de ivered in very en- •
cOuntess-like rage though in excellent French.'
"I did 'not-try the shoe store that day, but
inpassing 'Dr. Is.'s office, soinething prompt
ed meto enter. ! I had been amused.and not
ie die leeetldisappeipted by. my afternooe's
eneerience,i , iit now a little anxiety mingled
with my curiosity. e l bethoUght me of a ner
vous tooth-eche thertad robbed me of sleep
fit- a portioh of several nights and which I
hod iedutteusly concealed from: the family,
chiefly because Aunt . Lucy7s infallible reniee
di in euchcases. was whiskey and ginger
bOiling 7 hotj a remedy to me infitiitelJ worse
than the diiease. Perhaps. Dr. R'eciuid name
- tnething less . objectionable. ••
' i rang, gently:and was admitted. , The
- octor,whb evas•talking and smoking with ii i
thing ;Feting mtueglanced at my dress 11S i 1
tiered, an& withoet further notice went on i
e l..
With the cOnvereation. ;Finally l instituted ;
ajslight co ugh and be turned toward me with:- 1
.- I. ' Wed, ',Old lady, what is ehe, matter with l
ypu ?' ',i • .1 •. ' : •I;
II inquired in a suffering voice the best cure I
f' an achinitooth. - . '
'Crooked Itiron applied cold is the best
ingand animal magnetism is the next best.
.4ver try it, hey V And the' man of. science
inked and grinned at his goinpanion, who
i - tiirreejeeted a . quid of tObaceo frone,his
aCseth quite near mei-poor gingham skirt and
ldugbed immoderately. - In two seconds I in the 'Street and on my way to the pe
pte..,questioliing -within mysell, -whether there
a -yet such qualities remaining in the world
ail 4 unbought
,honesty and kindness.' My
doubts were to be removed.. The t rain, stood at
lie Depot as I came in sight,and 1 hurried my
steps lestli - should depart without mie,
-I lemanag d to gain a seat,but hlid no time
tit) purcha a ticket and when the 'conductor
ncme, I felt ;for my pnrtmonaie to. pay the
kessary fare. It was gone. • An explore
4e;aliinid)ttlimilt anp h w i d ee kl , el 7: lls s t :ir i i i l l i ts g al° 'h *td im estil" t d lutt nlePaths tllsh al o v. u ziex l i d l:- .
ele-I av ri lt b lee p.i.r trat or n th t t . s t ni he o n u e n xt t. eta H t e io i n et ln m d w e
tritighli . suspicions that the storywas a lie,
abd 'wept his _rofinds. .\ .--
. 1- . ~ .
Soon after sot .one: touched in y elbo w
and on lonking around: lewas greeted. by, a
lank,ragged, emeernbed Irishrrian-Vrimerniled
and held something toward -me. .It was my
pertmonneie.. 0 - -.. • .• . ~ . . .
:"I'-Faith and- beven`t I been searching the cars
-Air ye this. bleseed- while,' -said be; : 4 aure .
'twat; nieself that saw ye -take ye.r,
eliieffrein;yer peckecandiend this ire thing
eipinning - 00-the,paiingstonia ..s. : Anje didn't..
Pat Ti:!ngen . nfter ye--faith ill' 4nd not
eeneoin4gthteane . road-e precious
hin t -
fored,nt4rrtipted-lrish'hitrt. .A3dno* . l was itO-: - statioi
and ' this
*tie., tbOiiib loir . In : . the - west; wiiithinint
rightly: -1 Ijrent pireetly to the 'MIEN - 1.60 m -
1 . d'. in flee inin*es emerged tbirefroni a'
bell:Vr*ed- lady iritlkan uncovered boanet
f thelatest ImpottatiOn. . As thoeoaduetot
. , . ...thaplatfofobi to Ove'the .mitiiint:ori
ere T:stappo_u_ r ilitia l endeied my fare, say- .
-hag tirt-Mjcpurs ! had,' been found ' litid . re ,
t -
IFG#IM.ED.O , K. - .'n,ENE)
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turned to me. V You have a ..rtriii imagination,
Eunice; picture .the countenance of that gen
tler'nan.!• . .
. . .
Did you relate your 'adventures to the
ybang lades 7' said Eunice. '
No indeed ! When the goods came they
were delighted with them, affirming that the
'silk came from Weaver's; no other mer
chant had-anything like it ; and the lace came
frcim Mrs. Lasalle's they remembered see
ing it there !' .1 kept my own counsel; and
now Eynice what do you; think of it after
all?' •
• r I tbiiik the = wisdom yqu- purchased was
cheap enoug b at all-events ' Yet there is one
place to which l•wts4ou , had gone.'
And where is that?
r To church,' said Eunice.
When.the old frigate Brandywine lay at
Gkbraltar, the AmeriCan Consul, Mr.Sprague,
cable on, board with a an who wished to
join m,
t the . shipi and after some .ebusultation—
said man was received 14 the captain as a
sort of stevrai d.. he having agreed to work for
his passage on board, and some slight consid
eration besides. His name was J.oe Lattiti•
and he was a regular specimen of the strol
ling Yankee ; but he dresied well, and was
remarkably gOod, looking, !though there Woe
ini.his face a-Peculiar look which indicated •
fui,i, allowing,
however; that the fun had some 1
sense in it. The moment t place&my eyes
uPon the man,. I knew that I had 'seen hirri
before, and when 1 had 'an"opportunity . to
speak with him, I found that he had been a •
performer rof:- legerdemain end ventriloquism
in the United States, midi there I had seen'
hint. He had travel:A through England—
Fiance, and part of Spain, with. his imple
ments of deception, and had just brought up
at-` Gibraltar when nur ship • came in: Ile
brioUght his whole kit on board in a large, Which he had perrniss'on to stow in
ate bed-room iwhere it might be kept Perfee.t..
ly dry 11.. had *quite a,' pile'
.of Money
which he placed in•thct pin ser's handsfur safe
kiieping, - blithe would tell none of ha how.
much. But he was liberal and open hearted,
arid it was not long before the crew, blessed'
flip hour that bi ought hint on board,. for he
was- the very
.soul of wit and humor.
jAt length our ship, went to port Mahon
aid here our Yankee tars i NS erv,at home.—
One pleasant Morning ,a,party of ,us went o.n .
shore, and Joel.attit was anongpiirnuniber.
Ji.:.e,was dressed hi a shore-going rig, and ap
peared a 'gentleman of . ecinsequence. Near
the middle of the forenoona few' of us enter
ed a cafe, and the only oceupent,' besides the
It! eper, was .a Spanish offi
W evidently,an . in-
fortry captain; • from his dress. .e called
~ wipe, and had it scrved.upon a table next
to the one at Whicli, the officer sat; Joe seated
himself so that his back cainc against-the back
I.of the Spaniaidi—but he did not notice, when
4•sat down - , how close he would be.
Our laugh
,and jest - ru high, and just a , :
Jive said soinethina more than usually
he threwi himself back, find thereby hit the
S e with fliree that he spilt a glass
or wine on his' bosom. The fellow leaped,to
Itls' feet, but before Joe could bei; pardon for
the unintentionallnishap he commenced a
tbrrentt of oaths and itivectrii., partly in Span
iel and partly, in. broken ,tnglish. r Ills Inn
guage was sAi abusive . that-Joe's tempc`i was
Op in a.moment, and instead of askinfi t' .par
dun; a.s . he Ltd intended, hp **surveyed ihe*ra
.man from head"to foot, and then said :
'Go on cir, your langitage is beautiful—
Very beautifiill fur a gentleman.' •
you call me no gentlemen,- eh r ut
tered the Officer, in a towering passion.
If 1 were gfiing to • call yotkl should call
you a . jackas,!' calmly and eontemptiously
uttered Joe. •
Aha-a-ha' half growled the. Spaniard,
a ling his black eyes wildly and' fnriously.---:
I i:Now by Santa Maria, yon shallnnswer for
, that. 1 am a gentleman! But you----you
One leetle puppy I ._ Ah-a hh ! Now you' shall
fight ! . ,
Joe would 'have laughed the' matter - Or, but
be found that the captain was determined to
fight, and 'at length he resolved to fight, and.
to accommodate him. The keeper °rale cafe.
Called Me to one side, andknformed me that
the officer waS:Captain Antonio Ifizar, one'of
the . most
_notorious duellists in the place—
that he was always quarrelsome when under
the influence of liquor, and that his compan
ions always, left hint Clone, rather than *have
a fuss with
`Not five ! Minutes before you came in,' ad
ded the keeper,. four 9f, his fellow officers .
left him because they. raw be was ripe for a
fuss.: So you had better get your friend a
1 pulled Joe away, .and told him all that
had just been told 'me but he only sinned . —
and assured me that derii. was nothing to fear.
I felt:sure at Once, fivm his very. manner, that
he had some Safe fun in his bead, and I let
him go. • •
My name is Joseph Lattit, sir—a citizen
:of the United i'Sates, and general of the order
of Sublime Darkness,' said Joe,;pOmpously,
;turning to the Spaniard. Your name, sir.!'
Antonio 13ikar, Captain in . Her Most
CiAbolie Majesty's seventh regiMent of !Ulan
try. But• your office, sir !" I don't compre
end.' • •
. .
`•011, you wouldn' t know if ,I. should tell
:you.. I am- simply General of a body of Men
who sold themselVes to a gentleman
who .burns sinners and bereties i down -here.',
And Joe pointed most
,mysteriously down
tovrard the floor as bespoke. .
The Spaniard smiled a very bitter,: sarcas.
tic smile, and thereupon
"Joe took up 'two
large knives which lay upon the bar, and tos
aed Mena, ominfter the other down his throat,
(making several wry faces as they took pas
isage downward. . The fellow had evidently-
Iliever seen anything of the kind done before,
!for he was astounded. ,
lt ,
r 'Now i ' said Joe; , making one - or two
, , •
Imre grimace% as th o ugh he still felt the'
iktiives sonnewhere in the region of the dia.,
;phragni ` you will wait-lere until I'go and
bring my pistols, and yOu shall have nth'.
:faction. Will yeti watt?'
4 I can *enure pistols,' said the officer ' for=
,:getting his astonishment, and coming ba ck to
1 .- , his anger. ,' - , , -
,' •
- -4 I fight with my own, If yciu are a gen
• tletnatt,. you Will wait here: . , .
Joe. turned to: iii and beae us wait. fi:e
bun .
''llefelibilie 1' 0, cries . cried the keeper,
'..whes+e:tie my Wives I' - ' •
•• 'l'll pay you for !ern when I come baelc,'
aaid'Joe;sitid *an IA beelioned for rne- to
7oz Larrrrs
„R110w7 : 3, A'quir.iNaeiv.,---0.4:-:4w5.p.:,,r-i..,-ftK
\ I -
cure out. I did so, aid be tool the ki1i%423
--one from hia bosinn and the other from his
sleeve—and told me to keep' them . he
'sturned. -
seems that Joe found a boat ready :to
take him oIT-to the ship at .onee,l, for he was
tiOt gone Over three quarters of an hour, and
when he came back he, had - two superbly
mounted pistols with him. He 'ilOaded tin . =
with powder in the presence of the Spaniaid,
and then banding him a ball asked him if he
- mark it, so be would knoW it again.L-,
Th e f e llo w hesitated at firat, but!at length he
took it, with a mad gesture, and bit it between
his teeth. •
'l,slutll know . ihat,' he said,: l'unlesth 41 is
battered against your hones.' .
' Now select your pistol,' said Joe.
The man took-thetn both, and . 'exatnined
them, hut he WAS satisfied - that they were both
'Alike, and both good, and he told Joe he had
no choice. So our steward put', the balls l in,
find rammed them careftilly doWn..
The whole party pees adjourn ,
court, back . of the , rate, where
Were marked off, and then the!
took their stations. I "trembled!
for I saw not how ho !would
this. • • •-,- - , i
- ' Ctint i' cried S ptiniard;
i 'One-..--tvro—three V I
.-. •
, F
i • The Captain .fired fi rst, and '•ith a mo st
deliberate aim. - Joe fired into t e air. Then
:the latter walked'defiberlately t p to h i s an,
taionist, and taking a bullet : erom betvrimn
,his \ teeth he handed it to him. (
t y . -0 .. - sai • i
lou can use:it neNt_time . did Joe.
The officer looked first at Job's teeth and
then at the ball. It - was surely thersame One:
he had seen put in . the pistol, and now he had
seen his toeman take it from his-:.mouth.-;-.
'He was unmistakably astoundedY
`tome,' cried Joe, ' let's-load againr
'San Peblo P eiclaimed Bir, 'you "tise
some—what you 41 him—sore trick! ißy'
San Jago, I shall !dad the Oslooyself!!
.-' Do so,' said Jo4 calmly, .and as he spoke
he handed over histpoWder-flasic.
The Spaniard poured (Mt an extra 4linanti-
: ty of powder,,and having poured - it into the !pis
tot, he called for the rummer. He then iput
ir; the same ball Which he used before.—
Mean While, Joe had . 'been loading his own pis-,
tol. , , . . - I
. ' One moment,' uttered. Joe.,reachinn• iota
his hand. • The capS'are in the butt o?yOur
pistol. Let me get them.' .. E .
. The fellow passed, over his pistol, but he
:kept his eye upon it. '. Joe opened a little sil
ver spring at the end of the,butt,.and tette—
there were some perciission caps there. fiHe
took out two, and-Ravin;t; eapped his own pis
tol- he gave•it it toss into the air, catching it ,
adroitly as it earre down, and then handed
;back the other to the Spaniard. -I .hatlwniell
ed Joe most carefully, but I sail- itothing.but
of the way—and yet he had Changed pistols
with his foe !
' Now,'. said he, ' I'll put a !ball into !my
'pistol, and then we'll be ready. .
He slipped something, in, which,lookek-to
me like a catridge, - but no one eT4e sate it.'
.' Now.'•eried the Spaniard,' let me see ;you.
'hold this 9n yoUr niouthr, • .
Again they took their stations, and again
they were ready. . • 1 ' . •
' One—two—three V -
And the Spaniard fired first; by aim, Joe .
.firing into the air as before. And again Joe
stepped forward and took the ser SaMC bul- i
let from.his mouth, and handed it to his; an
tagonist ! The fellOw was eompletely.dutph. I
founded; and so were the rest. I . .
' You no fire at,me l' gaspedithe Captain. I
• ,
. ' I'll fire at you next time,'!said. Jee, in a
tone of th4der. !Thus fitr'l I have ,only
shown you that powder and balls can have
no effect on me. Twice have you fired . at
me with as true a pistol as ever was made,
and both times have I caught. Your - ball
tween,my•teeth, while I havetired into the
air. I - meant that you should li e long enoUgh
to know that'for once in
. you Lille you had
Seen, iftlot the *old fellow hiniself, (pointing
meaningly downward;) at least ono who-is in
his employ. The old gentlemSn will lik6the
company of a Span'sh Captatn'Of Infantry—
and I'll send you along! . Come; load up a
gain !' -•- .
But the astonished Spaniard did not seem.
inclined to - do. so. A man Who slalloWed
carving knives as - be would sardines, and 4, ho
caught his pistol balls between his teeth, was
notoeirte . tly the man for him to deal with: =
While he was pondering upon what he had
Joe; took a handful of bullets from i his
' pocket i and began to toss them! rapidly dOwn
his throat, and when - these were, gone, he pick
*ed up " half 'a dozen - good-sized stones, and
sent them after the bullets! • • 1 . 1 .
. .
Holy Santa Marie!' ejaeulnted the 'SPan
is-hile-his eyes seemed starting from their
sockets,'' What a man ! By mY soul, 'tis the
devil !' '
And as he spoke, he hurried twav from the
place. After he was gone, Joe beckoned , for .
me to givelhitn the knives. I and
thepsaw . hint slip them Op . his coat sleesies.
We returned to the cafe, he approached the
keeper. ' ' 1 •
4 You . want your knives,' Said he.
But the poor fellow dared net speak: , 'Joe
put his hand to his right ear, and pulled out
one of the long knives, Thed I, from' the left
he ' drew the other One. The keeper
Crossed bimsellin terror, and shrank trem
bling away. But we finished our wine and
having pant for it, turned to go. .•
Here,' said Jac, , '. I haven't paid for the use
of the yard yet,' and 'as he spolce`he threw a.
piece of silier.upon the counter. , '
No ! no! no l' shrieked . the Not' fel low—.
criezi don't ;leave your money - here=
'don't !"..!. • ' ' ' -
Joe picked it up: and went away, laughing.
When we were alone he explained to me the
secret of the pistols.
They were a pair he had - used in his legerde ,
main performances, and such as all wizards
use - whci perform tricks of catching bells, Am ,
The main barrel of the pistol bad tid entidsc4:,
tion With the nipple fur
_tom 610; 1 :but •Wittai'
appeared to'be-the'Sockiffor jtlie ratimei
wart, in fact; a second barrelHo be tat*:
smaller than the other, bpt r it Large as
the bore of any rifle-pistol, and with this - ie.!
cid, barrel VW priniingiinbcie conneeted4--- ,
So the apparent, barrel' of the 'Weapon might
be filled with powder and balls, and no harm
*paid be, done. When Joe first returned
with his pistols - , of course he had both ..thcai
secret bowei loaded with blarik• charges and
then the other loading was nothing but . efrect;
in appearance. .At the second : loadirlOoe
had charged the secret barrel cif his own OS=
to), while the Spaniard had been filiint jup
- '11:z; ?
the main barrel of his, then, of 'course, it be-,
came necessaiy to make anexChange, orolse
BizUr would have never gol f his` pistol off.-
4.x isoon us Jee got the, other_ 115istol into his
pos*ession, and made the eXeliange which we
spoke of at The time, - he' had' Only. to press
il l
smartly itpoii a rec.ret sprit g ripon the side Of
the stock, and he had the hole charge which
the other bad put. in, emptied unto his. hand.
So, ho had the marked ball tci dispose of its .
he chose:, 1 , ''. ''.
Ever' after ; that; wvv
hile e remained. in Ma.;
bon, Joe'Lattit was an ohj -et of eitriOsity arid
dread on shore; for an a , unt, all colored to
suit .the exaggerated conc. ptints_of the-cafe
• veil, t h e, - cit y , and
the pious Ca holies there anted nothing to
1 de with such At num, only t . tie sure and keep
lon the good-hutriored side. ' '', ' ' •
'Coi'respt? . narnel of th r.
'ed to a "wide
wel va paCes
'fur poor JOe,
make or
Last night was an axe;
rence. Authors of a start
been comingin all day, a
was reason to believe ‘tba
.gerated-hy the fears of siune.nnd.the loVe 0f
the :marvelous in others, - i was - still certain
that it-Med:invaders from MiSseuri were ari-',
preaching li:Swienee trom several slirectioiu,'
and it was believed that an sittack .wOuld be
made - during the night. leSterdliy the sham
Sheriff Jones was in Late nee. I believe he
had, some bilsiness, but tt, was the general
-in that' he was h .re I to spy out the
Ladd. It . e gds well .kno a . that -he and his
friends were making grea elertions to bring
a Missouri Mob
,upon the citizens' here . - .yet
seen is the peace-loving C tweeter.] of :the.- in•-
telligent l'ieople, of inue -alniseill Lawrence,
that he and the ethers we it Ind carne unmo
lested; were even treated with -eivility, -, •The
instructions Ofthose whci hake ti: .manage
meat- of, the- of .
of Ithel .pla are that
_there must be.- no . aggiessiVe
~,varfii re, . and.
that until violence is used there Must be no'
resort td arrns,:and- these `nstriretirns. arc con
curred in - 133€ all, so . far 7 .3 1 hale seen. Thii
may place the defenders. f this place at a dis
advantage, but it is bette7 that it should be
1. • - 3 . .
so. ,
- .
,It now appears that twie hOuses were burn
ed on the might that Bra Sort was rescued, on
• the Waukaresa;----the hou-es!rif Coleman and
,Beekley; the Murderer-n:11 this accomplice.
Itja nova charged that th sei, leanings, were
dcineby thriFre‘e.....Staie- men; -and use is made
'-ofthis,2together -with other - things, to excite
' the Miis'ourians to conielepr 'There , is•- - but
doubt that these shanties were burned
by the teiculwho -had . eneavored to arrest
Branson, orsoine' of the' ,:ind it was a deep
laid part of!the same sell one which Was ev
idently &signed to area itUte the quarrel.—
I have not seen a' ree-Sratd, Man who- dries'
not depreeate the • transactieh ; Jew of these
believe ttiatany Free-State 'Mau did it; and
when it was, supposed at iirit that some fool,
.ish Free-State man had done so in the excite
ment, there ,wa , ; a genera l WWI • to 'ferret 'it
out and have - liini piinis red: . • An
tion of the facts shows tl at, the guilt in all
.prObability.licii at the doorsot those who wish
to make' capital out of it.' ;At the-meeting
held at Hickory Point to iniiestigate the,inur
der of Howl a resolution Was introduced' and .
unanimously sustained, which deprecates re
prisals of that kind as like to bring reproach
upon the Free -State men, no Matter what the
provocation; % It is also tagown -that all the
Free-State men . in the- inimediate vicinity
were -engaged in the rescue bf Branson,: carne
on. with] him to Lawrene4. ' Beckley'
been seen in the direction of his own - house
by some women about th time it was(-burn
ed. The firiusea destroyedhvere only isliant
„ice worth. little , and had n i l:thing-in them, as
the owners had them llay or two be- '
fore. However, from the r -hoise- some Pro- . hive been making about ito here
is . little - doubt.biit they intend to accuse the
'Cee-State men of the lir ling. ..„
.iI went out in the streets of Lawrence last
fight, and thoughell was 4,iiiet enough, found
here and there a • guard pacing - the streets'
With a Sharpe's..rifle on hislitrin;. and it . : few .
other silent ;indications knOtea toldthat these
who had assumed- the • responsibility' •.ot Ae
tense "-slunibered not; nor Slept.” • The Moon
was. not 'np,' and the stars, burned. but, dimly
through'a haze of smoky ail-, the prairie grass
being jai flame in .taro or ihree, directions.:— .
Some teams that
.. had comic in froth -. Wes'
pert at I dusk . reported hi ving . met arined
horsemen; and men in wagons, - with arms,
ammunition, and provisieils; coming : up from
Missouri. 'One man said there \ was a- 'cam
pany drilling at Franklin
_in the. afternoon.----'
I also learned that a meetiil l g had' been eon
i;e:ned at Westport the day after the rescue -
'cifißranson,; anifthat runner ,were . sent to sev
etr, .coUnties to raise men—Anter still, iteitthey
Are enrolling men at 451epentle+, and
mulcting theie Who would alit go; . to
defray eXpenses. . Under.these'cirenniStarees .
it is ni.. t:su.prisieg that.. t lt 6-e 'shorld ..11,q a
gohdd • l of uneasiness ; indeed, I Was only : ,
.serprist • that thereshould rich have been More.
Groups were assembled' iiere and, there:---:
11,-arty hur,'stiof langlitet.t'oeci:sionally, told .
that - sonic. few discredited the dangor,•ordes-- -
plied it ;'. but serious whiiperings .hero and:
there, and talk ;about -the`
,`:seven -. hundred ;
men at k'ranklin,' • showed; .that otherS - : were
not so easy,'.- -indeed, all ditesvf
~ that-if Law;
react was not attacked thatjnight it. unaO.til.Y '
hetatise - its! .enemies .coeIkl: not: raise yforce ' 1
'enough to. +enture... Abotit.g.o'elock I -Stett
ed for franklin f in corripar,k).,:witir.ti: leading •
Fres-State !trian:; - . It is fou'r iles distant,and
after a sharp walk we reach it ; but sail/ .no,.
of indications any large.f :• - - ''.- _ ,
. - - -- • .
.. :We ;werit,:a
distanee beyond ; and tvi.o ,
wen, whpui Ive had - aeeti 'i :Franklin,: who.
were .doubtless a. watch, .l fa ed-: . ii , ooupin umn
*ow • itve -pasaol .:: lip . .Nlre ...gone , :911 14:
Mile and a.: . half further i -ino the.:Waukart,,
i)ottona; i W e ,wiaiild have seen the -smarip,where !
,thtireWaa-it-party::og . ..Misitourians, r '. W . e,.ret - "'
.tertted,to lia,wrenee.abouturiduight, satisfied"
:11* ZO.atilrapt:would _lititruidethiste:night,.- - . 1
• I savrfloinp gentlemen : it - „in ratite-...tipfroin. ,
itio s ia,co ff „last... oitriin6 , ,- 1 - They.1914,,1n0
th*their,79nrd'ageluni'insn thapped 4.-part
:of n• bond of Mioeourkins;joo.;*fero:vonpOcl,
On it,he.Wankarnsa.!. :•VheilOrone . b44 lavvr:eFi:
.441.40 494:tkienti nistic.tionoquan Immo!. to
rare hiag,up,!but tho , ttaviiilOvouooooded I 6 '-'
`escapieg i frOna-their ; and , orisVe on.` FroniA
.thise - . gentlemen-I:jeirtiogeOst Itini *pile
' down nbOn4 - Weatix4rtin4 .dkeitmillefi 'Mkt
-pion ftpieted - tbat-Ofteen . ; hninliedlrAtiiiinial,
ens irouttintionibinttO:fiiiinth , **init Un-*
ietleie.. -. ;:ol6'3lissoirrien;•ll,hOVlts-Miareeeni- 1
H \ I - . • , it .:.--.::,,• .-
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ting one nLaw . - ing character had
d although there.
they were-esag-
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FRAZIER & SMIT4,.-.1 40 -111.13LISHERarOt;:1::_' 1,4.1:0;149
Timicitivelttin tttiiT *hi)
idently'a,decentish heirder 'rutEaul,'lnibfrned
thorn that he wastuin up as lapiA,Leiomp
ton, near vthich u ad..a,olaim _that, souks
hody bad 13i;en eliqgcschihg ,on. _ meant.
to settle th 4 t. buSineo first, and then hp was
going dotirt to Lawrefide 'mit the
of Gut% Shannon 'about enfereing'the laws , of
the Legislature of the llission.. .From orte:of
these gentlemen ,1 Jean:led that Shannon: bad
declared there would be fifteen but men
marching on . Ltiwienee:", - )l.pleasaiit Tittle
- .Etre'eritive iriciderrt 'also rehited,
'gied for irhst icworth; ttt sattors.if
,of &Joke ( butit altogether inedttsletent
,with_thz anteeedeptu..of ,the jrikthinien,..:.. It
'was: that ancl `Seuret4ry .Nvood,sori
had - played a garne. of " ee - ren, tip" lto see,
irbielf should go up:te stretid to-the' Lawrence
difficulty, and that . Shannon .11a played SO
wretchedly that Woodson won it, and has to
come - - •-•-'
All day,. to_ day; there las - been. a good
deal of excitepent c and constant rnmors;
firstohat three haUd,reil men of the:. Platte
County boys had crossed the Misiouri River
at the Delaware FerrY, : and were marehiog
to lAwrenee, tierctssthe Delaware &Serve.
This latter story, though possible, does pot
appepi to . he. well, authenticatedi
.. .hut it.,is
certain that, men are coming,Opthis - i - vay,and
going to LeComplOri, from Missouri ' I went
down this afternoon to : Franicli, *and met
several' small companies'of MiSsouriansC'whei
,were, on the way .up. §ome had grine'up
to Lecomptotkand I fnuud . quite a co' pany
camped at Franklin, hat not trioret.
Hown fif
tY,.l should think.: many bps gone
l a
op to Leconipton I know not, but by e xam _
ining those on the road its to the ',nu her of
those men who luive.toroe up-from the direc
tion of Westport within the past thirty hourts,
I learn that they iviir not - mike more : 'than'
one - hundred and fifty. ', - With those:: already
up, and the , worlimen'at Lee - Inopts:3n; tegeth
er With the fewlircuSlavery, men in this Tart
of the, Territory, : I . ! :d0 ,, n0t, , think a, foree:, of
much Over two hundred strong has yet been
aggregated, and with that they will hardly
ventrtre -to attack' Lawretec 1 met' Sec;
Woodson, this afternoon, going up to Le
compton, but Whether in completion Of that
- unfortunat,e game . pf " seven up," , I ,cannot
say. _
The camp ,
of the invaders at Franklin was ,
an ,odd spectacle.- -About \ eighty yards }lack
of the main street or itio'muglifsre a. semicir
cular row, of wagon; and carriages vrasdrawn
up,- and' in - the curves of that line were many
of these marauders ; SOMO sittin„, , *,..some stand
and some Stretched at full length. Sev
eral were examining, their arms,_, chiefly
sthooth-bored guns , and revalvers,. hut,. the
majority had evidently been
." priming" them
selves rather than - `their piece.: Whatever
curses they might have prono . uneed' against
the before they started,their
atithema maranathaieWeined at. the present
time to be chiefly ~ - - - e nted against the portion
oitheir own fraternity who Were, " enuring to
• come." bind that the Alm:via' e.ristence of
Shai-pg's ;Vies' inanciabout Lazerence operates
hearth:Nita, Rid lias a highly' salutary eject,.
Several a thwse Missourians have behn curs.
ing these "':abominable rifles" in a manner
th7at proved conclusively-them were sincere.
lt,is quite likelrthat the Missouri forces 'in
Franklin and Lecompton may. 'receive a. suf
ficiency of reenti)reetnents,to justify them,in
attacking Lawrence:\ I. begin' to suspect,
however, that they have i most -wholesome
regard for their I perional 'safety. 'Althongb
Jones has had his emisSaries at work • for
four or filo days, the- Free State men-here
have made no effort to secure:o it
from -dis
tance,-- even_ in the Territory. s 1-believe a few
of • the military companies within ten miles
of Lawrence have volunteered to`eome in :if
they are wanted, mid will be on hand if need
ed, but this is all. ' ;4, \
Business goes on here with but littleinter
ruption on account-of the anticipated hostil
ities-. The Free State Men still ntaintainsthe
same steady Pei icy. If United States offieers
come here to make' arrepts they will submit<
quietly;,even thoughnearly eiiery one of these
is known, to be the tool of the Pro-Slivery,
interest. But if the Missouri offieers forced.
on them bythe . .
bogus Legislaturei dare :act.,''
they will ,be set at; defiance:. Everi. then it is - 1
their intention. to let theyeekless-hords of ad , ?
venturers who-and, encaniped around! Law-
Tence 6iter the town 'unmolested; and not to.
proceed to 'violence until the attack of , these
men makes it self-defense. - The Free-State
-men are thus prudent,- but should war ensue,'
which God forbid, lam of the opinien
these invaders will, get a drubbing that-:will
teach them tii - stay at home.' - The Free-Stats
blood is up. Those whose rights have been
so Often and. so grievously trampled upon have .
determined to maintain, them s nml that - new'
is the "•eonvenientoeeason." - • ;
Should Governer. Shannon,, and ,the MlS
souriani- who - are so anxious to aid him ,in
carrying out those obnoxious livrs thatitere
-s.ently declared in 'Leavenworth- fie''" would
enforce," fidl in getting together force enough
to make even, Lawrence alone .-succuinhiit
,will be ah Smut! " hack doWn." This his
- been' assumed as the duty and'deterrnination
of the-present Territorial Goiernment ; and.
if the first effort to thin sustain - it pro'ves
failure, it will. be Ninou.s to such a - policy
and such at government. 'fhiS, is keenlyfelt •
- by these - reckless men, and hence the
sive effort they. will'iriakStOcarry theirpoint
• - may int/hire 'the Teiritory':inviolen6 and
bloodshed. _
I - haveno,idesirs and no motive te
gerate or,tin der-estimate the facts. The con- I diet of these Pro-Slavery men is worse than.
any thing I could hope to, ohMin ereditior—
'Were to invent n case ; ancl,„ll6Wevke- enX:.
lons i may bete' see:the TerritorY'Seiredby
peaceablefhen, this"sentiniebt-cannot.driVe.
aineSaldents , bUstickgravoliraernent„
and which . , thres4A. to ,invol vs . .the citiaeuti
Kansas in deadly strife._ ~.Thelt4 ; 9,l ll ?l,,b,fri=
deed; hreii_bytit present. but' the terror which
the'Proe`Statd'tiatlnitin inspire tlfdr *great -1
est, eeeueity. : JJ .
•;;;, .;,::;., .^
v, is:now, ,midnight ott , ths•linn, - ,tlayet;No„.
file far theattaek has notboan tinule
and.wilt pot be made to night. - Should it be
to-morrow ' those, J .:wlio .have learned that
6 ,4Nliat,orSwite4jinty„jis.:o9.4fri#L4, l l thElj
1"1114s .1"fili1111.411. m's!!** l ?ie 40/7
etfititei Sovereignty,"‘
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#3,l4Kted; U. Sr*ClitAlt , t4rlVillini‘Deq , ... B thfk
ocre Ge9ige Sy Fietamt4 ,F,Tik3yibtott.iNc
eittdiante, by' majority'
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- ' =Then.following exitgaitely ,l 4Mthful: add
ludicrous accoant, - dra negra , Meeting;lsfroul.
the PiNember..nein*re.f.-F'euianlN monthly
litugaine :- - ~ ,- • ,
le' have 'IV - 44: tO'' - to ' .(` i'iiiiiii
Some,,,peop_ _ , __ „ en, a .
meeting7-10R10. have;-'74.
1 4*-s *miaow m i . -
was tl,o - noiie Made,anil‘coMamais.,.
liiiAngi,‘ it; Widgenuineind Unafraid; 9294.-
;Ft. antaughti' and 1-eajoyisa; iirthey ;did, the
ire% 'rollicking styla4 - 01iiiing• way 'iv -the'
sense 914itamoment e end.shouling, or,Aanc.'
irigt' 0 ,r - calTng: about ::a s : the ' imPubse,-.114, 0 4
- ffietn•-;-- ' :''- - ; ' ---' - : : •
_• "Oh; God!, '4:;ol4 t uid'r ihiinfiiii si'iiiirtnalt
i iri ii ir -1 n t,„:,,,,.,, '•• ,-- .: ...„1-1 , ,-,...;.:
. 4 ' 1 . 4 . .• •
',-, ' Oh;'l..ord.t. , • • ' t . ', ;- ,-;.,!:- ~' • ,
, .. -, ' Set me, upt
. :i ;,.. -, .
1 .. g Set,me eu Abe rifit: •
i.,. • , „ - ... ,
- Bet me on , the r cle, edge ways •
''' Oh, 'Lord r' - '.- • '' . '
• 4 :Set me up edge-Ways!' • - - -' -
I suppci4ashe had some distant reference
-,to the-Rock of.Age4 ; at MT-nits she said
,whav she chose, and it -no doubt. answered '
hdi purpose ; and was antood as singing ihro%
the nose, or growing Very,'Weary .. ,with dull,
„or "burning 'gilt - 'paper--practicei
in which some religious nations indulge. ',.• --'
Negroes , arc, ot. 091 Y., religious-they are .
Wags ; yet the genius for.humor is held ,to be
an indication _ of
„the very' highest .capability_
' ill its poise Or. When' My, gran'ther - Fiivv
ler, away tick in "those Connecticut :limes
wheaclerg, men Owned it few slaves,. caught,
is-. nigger! Off boWing and ,-ftisong .like a,
Greek priest, before an _ugly wooden image
that he had, cut out, he said.: ' ~. , ••. f
- What'i 'this ? ' Whiathis, Cuff'? ' '
-For a moment Cuff Was silent, -bid' • he
looked ' up and said :• • i ' „ ••. ~.
,--.• ..
•: • • .
• '.Why, Massa . Fowls , white-manistealnig
ger7--nigger no like „Whit,anum... Whit,-
'likeGod let h im kcal : - Mgger--nigger .no
'like whita- matt' '; God.' ''Maise, Fowls. make
his-46p, .. - ftiid. lia'like him ;. Cuff snake his
'God, end then'he know--what. he is, and he
like, hitn;,-too,
„Walt,- wakiklassaFowle.'
• Again, on - ine, my friend, V.
.g, asked
Anthony Re a superb' engine:driirer on the
:Obi° river ' ow h Cala()
,to get free." :- '•
-' %V , Masia- - - - Vineent;- my heath .was
very bad when I was in Kentucky, Iconldn't
do no kind of work; - 1 - was 4 very feeble;
'twee jes' es--ninclini Leonia do , te hoe, my
.own garden and eat the , sess ; and ,the .lois-
sus that - owned me see that I was a mis'able
,nigger—one. Of the mis'ablest kind.; so:1
said to' her:. ' .Missus, rni -- * inis'able nig-.
ger, and Faint Worth. tichhing, and I think -
you'd better- sell- me, ,I'm such arnis'able
.nigger.'... Now, Massa Vincent.; I was suth sc.
poor nigger that ; raisins "agreed - ,to sell Me .
for a hundred ffollarSi iind•l agreed to (1749_
to Work and 'earn the:suoney to pay7her, and'
mv' health his been getting better ever since,
and 1 'specks I made about nine htintired dol.; .
' lark that time, out of. that nigger l . ;Wish,
wah, MasieVincent.'`.. -,,•,- ,_ ~. _
But With All. this charming jollity 'and wag-.
nishness the nigger his terrible'capacites for
revenge and hatrefflWhich opportunity May .
' develope, as in -St: Domingo,) 'and - which:.
if ought- to convince the skeptic that 'he jai a
man, iaot a balai i ,on ; and whenever our south
ern partners quit us; and begin to take care '
of their niggers then:sets*, they will learre_
that they . are no joke. - 1-• -' • - ' - '
i The nigger is no j,)lce, and no bahcion '• ' ha
is simply a blackintn, and I say :. Givebint
fair play and let us =see what he will, come to:
- Tll£ P t Arxs. —The id ea - 'generally - enter: - \
tamed that, the immense arid plains lying be
, ween _the Missisaippi River and Rocky .
II o untainsmust remain forever unsettled. and'
uncut mated on account of the eciircity othiel -
and ' ater, is likely to ; undergo a, change.-- -
Scie iffOmen are no* exploringthcie plains,
or p, •ries,find from the: little we hoar of
their esearches s ' the - proSpect' appears good
thaep euty olwater and coal can be obtained
at a s ' all outlay °tint:mu and labor.
cessfui experiments ihavo'been made . in test- "-
lug the'practapabilityof boring artesian wells
sand the result is most satisfactory. In one
initaneet, near the Pe& - ,s river; about the:thir
ty second parallel; it' the depth' Of six bun
dre&iind,fifty , feet,:;the; greateit, abundance
of Periketry 'pare :water -WO3 obtained.:_, Be
sidei this, „the operation developed axis.
cal beds easily accessible;, and, so
far as' the experiments have ' progies.seil, evi-
dentlY underlaying the *bole of that imnietise
C.llllfitr.*:: P - \:: ' . ' '-• ' - ,', -- r''
Thelinrbortanec:of this, AliseOvery '-ivill ;at
ouce_be apparent If rivers cannot be crea
ted by:these wells,\waterliblEcientfor all the \
purposes of irrigation May-he obtaine,d;lintt
the plains May beconeas - thickly Inhabited,
and the land, renderedproductive as any
portfon of our tountry,-.lrithr..plimlT of goat •
for-AM!, the *ant of tintliO will hardly keeif
back the pioneer "; for file m aterials for build
ing are . too Minierottatoildmit a 'of inch a Sup:
position. -The-thOrn will :doubtless: grow as .
Well , there , as here, and ,live hedges, even- in -
sections- wheie kesAs ige.Abun4ant,,ere noiv,
adopted by, the farmer., ~.,- - S,„i , -
The expedition for Making th ese Observa
tions Mid aperimenis'on the 'Western" prai
-ii- was ient oat "by - the Government on* a
',short 'time sirisie, and it4rtionly may- be con
sidered; with,the Auceom...thot has Attended
Ate_ expriment,. as one of O M most important
that' bass been coinraisainned,:.
,ltillices of
aeree'd the beat limati'Willsthillr'be'Opetiecf .
up to . agricultural enterpitise;‘-iad the country
lying, b4Weiti - S.the.,,gississsflp! -..and,Rodty -
Uotnitaink, iiiitelid:_of remaining adeport
.Viiiiiii,rddottiiii tn . iolifiide 'Mid :;,lifirrieifMesa,
`Will'heeoe fiettled With an encutfitiepoptilit--
'tion; And: pour 0
< 'Ate rich - 40mi alto-the-lap=
.9 14 PmOn'Ifkreill- ;-:-- .:';` .!'.. ', , : , - - .:1.;..._ '!z , ..'l
I ; We sball soPlihri ,
,t ll # l 4TfOrt" 'ftl!!!-""
1 P6liiiiai frointhedeir:_teatstfit Irlis t hiugon t -
ititiircl66l4f : ia - thik'atestaltate the ititVrtiftatiori
wned 611 theilisbje64 friaiiii-ptifit6trearce, -
:justifies thelroosestingaletasiticipatioal.,:-
I , .‘Yi,t,h ifoich= 4 -Y4'4,411*-.PC,14014017 'Welt ar
' 3l ' , SI#F I 9 1YMPIldiFed 'arable„,,,what
Unto, s co, tWilet to tlia'iiiajliz at 4 trade of
Sh 4 tiliiiiit4*Xaids fttlOticadi -r4 " "
. .
Sin* AxwA.-i- Nzenta.--The , Vera tiroz
corpls*dmitabt Ott.Nsii . •o . 042ns Delta. has
& . niskint irrqutries: intyr,f , theptxligree o f
'_l,KoAtesionn. betiot44ol *mew itrid,lutiti 4 dis ,
t Tertd*o l l'. set'ent.# l o 3 4 64 l/
to. .IfMrtrci,4 4; I '4! lopot:of
Melipttilio l idUys Oil:
f first Oat *as iiit s .li.s6o3ll be
4,4l,nnittiaett-liorilgifilriiigi fonds
turn 611;is genera,' : =
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